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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Lou Quinse - s/t (2013)

LOU QUINSE "Lou Quinse EP 2008 (2013 reissue)"

Year: 2013
Genre: Black/Folk Metal
Country: Italy

Track List:
  1. Seguida (Per passar lou Rhone / Laou)
  2. Para lo lop
  3. Calant de Villlafranca
  4. Ai vist lo lop
  5. Seguida de boreias a tres temps
  6. Lo pal
bandcamp

An excellent find, thanks to our Anarchist Black Metal VK group: a folk/black metal band who plays traditional folk songs in Occitan language (the only such band I know of) and has connections to the DIY punk/hardcore scene in Turin. Hopefully it'd be OK to post this EP here without the band's permission because "Lou Quinse support free download, copyleft and free information".

"Lou Quinse, It literally means “The Fifteen” in the Francoprovençal dialect, was born in 2006. The meaning of the name does not stop there. The Fifteen is also the number of the Devil in the tarot cards and with this name the Devil is known and called in the French-provençal and Occitan valleys. “Devilish” heavy metal meets a tradition which has never suffered dogma and impositions."

"In 2008 Lou Quinse record their first ep. 5 tracks of Occitan Folk Metal which mixed up alps tradition with extreme music, become a masterpiece with songs like "Calant de Villafranca"and "Para lo lop". Five years later the devil return with a deluxe vinyl edition, remastered by Tino Paratore and a brand new song, "Lo Pal", occitan extreme version of the antifascist catalan anthem by Luis Llach "L'estaca"." 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

V/A - "Resistance: Anti​-​NSBM compilation vol.3" (2015)

V/A "Resistance: Anti-NSBM compilation vol.3"


Year: 2015
Genre: various
Country: various

Track List:
  1. D.O.C. - Riposa in Pace, Lurido Verme
  2. Antlers - To The Throats
  3. Ancient Emblem - Ancient Emblem
  4. Stellar Descent - Lost (Excerpt)
  5. Årsta - Fall Of Iriy
  6. Slaughterday - Slaves to the Artificial God
  7. Marginal - More Violence
  8. Neverchrist - Acao, Reacao, Renegacao
  9. Repressione - Distintivo
  10. Nuit Noire - My Pretty Lunar Blade
  11. Iprit - Последний поезд
  12. Elurra - Die Jagt
  13. Ancst - Spark
  14. Alda - In The Wake Of An Iron Wind
  15. Abismus - Black Chant
  16. Anti-freeze - World Struggle
  17. Abyssal - Landscapes
  18. Bonjour Tristesse - Lifeforce
  19. Wildspeaker - Power Lines
  20. Rütäbägä - Survival
  21. Vow Of Thorns - Forest Dweller
  22. Morbid Blood - I Still Have Faith
  23. Leper - Wild And Free
  24. Disterror - Gilgamesh
  25. Thränenkind - This Story Of Permanence
  26. Fortress Black - Dead Heart
  27. Profecium - Esteros De Sangre
  28. Kvltyst - Zweifel
  29. Crown of Asteria - Stag Head Wounded in Looming Spirit
  30. Искра Жизни - Театр абсурда
  31. Puna Terrori - The Storm Of T34
  32. Dark Mass - Cursed Blood of The Fallen Kings
  33. L'Isola Di Semo - J
bandcamp

The 3rd installment in the "Resistance" series of compilations by The Dark Skies Above Us collective is finally out! As always, it features a lot of RABM-friendly black metal and blackened crust bands, some of which were featured on this blog before, and some weren't. All the revenues from this sampler will go to the Caravana 43 project.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Permafrost - "Transitory" (2015)

PERMAFROST "Transitory"

Year: 2015
Genre: Atmospheric Black/Doom Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Oak
  2. Collapse
  3. Nausea
bandcamp

Permafrost (not to be confused with several other BM bands under the same name) are a 3-piece black/doom metal band from Alexandria, Virginia. They have no apprarent connection to RABM but decided to share their debut full-length CD with me anyway, and I must say it's quite good. Actually it was released in January, but I forgot to post it back then :( The album is called "Transitory" and consists of 3 long tracks. The mastering was done by Nikita Kamprad of Der Weg Einer Freiheit, another very good atmospheric BM band which shares at least some of our anti-NSBM sentiment. A bit more detailed review of "Transitory" can be found here.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sovereign - "Deceptum" (2015)

SOVEREIGN "Deceptum"

Year: 2015
Genre: Blackened Hardcore
Country: Italy

Track List:
  1. Wolves
  2. Lament
  3. Colourless
  4. Into Emptiness
  5. Abyss
  6. Pale
bandcamp

Pretty good hardcore/sludge//BM made in Italy. Was sent to me without much further information, but you can visit their facebook page if you're interested.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mother Earth - demo MMXV (2015)

MOTHER EARTH "Demo MMXV"

Year: 2015
Genre: Blackened Crust
Country: Guatemala

Track List:
  1. Su Progreso Nuestra Muerte
  2. Holocausto Ambiental
  3. Usutz'al Juyub' Sampual'
  4. 500 Años De Muerte
  5. El Oro O La Vida
bandcamp

Here's environmentalist blackened crust/d-beat from Guatemala, which is a quite rare thing. Found it thanks to gnwp.ru and D-Beat Warriors. The demo is fairly short and consists of 5 reasonably raw sounding tracks. As far as I can understand, the lyrics are about environmentalism, anti-neoliberalism, and native/pre-Columbian civilizations of the Americas (not sure about the last one, though).

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Aether - "Altar" (2015)

AETHER "Altar"

Year: 2015
Genre: Ambient/Drone, Black Noise
Country: Germany

bandcamp

Aether is an one-man ambient black metal project by Ravachol from Munich, Germany, which I discovered due to this review by Hayduke X. Here's the latest up-to-date release from Aether, consisting of two long untitled tracks. There's not much metal on this one, it's mostly experimental stuff, but it's definitely BM-influenced and it isn't as noisy as you might think. The release comels along with a short essay about its concept.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cedar Dreamer - split w/ Organelle (2015)

CEDAR DREAMER "split w/ Organelle"

Year: 2015
Genre: Post-Rock/Ambient
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Anew
  2. Radiant Spring
bandcamp

Some more stuff from Olympia, WA. Cedar Dreamer is a non-BM solo project of a member of With The End in Mind; something in between of post-rock and ambient/drone in terms of sound. These who long tracks are the Side B of a split cassette tape (side A by Organelle can be heard here).


"...With The End In Mind has been featured on the RABM blog several times, and although this project has a markedly different sound and feel, it comes from the same intention and inspiration that has created the blackened metallic Cascadian sounds of WTEIM. Cedar Dreamer is focused on reverence and respect for the beauty and raw power of Earth, and a firm resistance towards all who destroy and desecrate it..."

Monday, August 17, 2015

Huldrekall - "Into The Æther" (2015)

HULDREKALL "Into The Æther"

Year: 2015
Genre: Cascadian Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. The Will To Freedom
  2. Hypnogogic Hallucinations
  3. Traversing the Borderland State
  4. Into the Æther
  5. Nightmare Abyss
  6. Beyond Life, Beyond Death
DOWNLOAD

You probably already are familiar with this band from Olympia, WA, because of their split w/ Mania posted on here some time ago. Here's their latest full-length album, titled "Into the Æther":

"We are a black metal band that plays a very crusty and psychedelic form of cascadian black metal. We are punks who play metal and our lyrics deal with many topics that are very relavant to the RABM scene, including state surveillance, DIY theory, bands climbing bullshit social ladders, discontent with the mental restraints of modern life and the decay of the earth as a result of suburban/population growth. We are hoping to spread the free download of our new album "Into the Æther", and are hoping that you would be willing to do a post.

We feel that digital media should be free and physical releases should be as cheap as possible so as to make it so people from all walks of life can afford and enjoy music without having to spend $35+shipping on an LP thats gonna break in the mail anyways..."


P.S. Although I don't see a free download link @ their bandcamp right now (UPD: fixed), I'll post a link to their page anyway:

bandcamp / blog

Archivist - s/t (2015)

ARCHIVIST "Archivist"

Year: 2015
Genre: Post(-Black) Metal
Country: Germany/UK/Austria

Track List:
  1. Ascension
  2. Escape Velocity
  3. Dreaming Under
  4. Leaving Day
  5. Hades
  6. Tying Up Loose Ends in the Cold Void of Space
  7. Eureka
  8. 4,500
bandcamp

Line-up:
  • Gerfried - Guitar
  • Matthias - Guitar /synth
  • Hannes - Bass
  • Steff - Drums
  • Anna - Vocals
  • Alex - Vocals/art/narrative
Another new release that might be of interest for a lot of my readers. Archivist is an international project from the members of Light Bearer (ex-Fall Of Efrafa), Anopheli and Thurm, and the double CD version of their self-titled LP is going to be physically released by Alerta Antifascista Records later this year. Just like in case with their other projects, the music is very good, and this album has an interesting post-apocalyptic storyline (you can find the lyrics on M-A, for example). "Archivist is the tale of human hubris, the end of the world, and the willingness of a child to accept the weight of our legacy."

Saturday, August 15, 2015

monotrop - demo (2015)

MONOTROP "demo"

Year: 2015
Genre: Metallic Crust
Country: Germany

Track List:
  1. eines morgens
  2. öde
  3. utopia
bandcamp

First demo from a political DIY band with an anarchist background, based out of Bremen (Germany). At least one of their members is active in the black metal scene, and he even gives lectures on the subject of nationalism in BM at various squats. The demo, which is going to be re-released as a part of a split EP soon, consists of 3 songs in varied genres, and generally can be characterized as "metallic crust/hardcore".