Saturday, April 20, 2019

Vexation - s/t EP (2019)

VEXATION "Vexation"

Year: 2019
Genre: Blackened Crust/Grindcore
Country: Canada

Track List:
  1. Abuse
  2. Idol
  3. Ruined
  4. Consume
Bandcamp

Blackened Crust/Grind from East Coast Canada (Halifax|Montreal).
Recorded by Bryce Holland at Fine Grind Studios.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Gudsforladt - split with Non- (2019)

GUDSFORLADT "Split with Non-"

Year: 2019
Genre: Depressive Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Yawgmoth
Bandcamp

"This is just our side of the split with Non-. Their side is available at their bandcamp, here: notblackmetal.bandcamp.com/album/split
It was recorded and mixed by Nat Pierce at reel room recording lab. it was mastered by Will Killingsworth at dead air studios.
non-'s half of the split was recorded at Ol' Yeller by Dylan Sylvester of Sylvester Audio. it was mixed and mastered by Nate Patsfall of Artifact Audio.
The art is by Arminda Ferreira"

Deliverer - "Smother" (2018)

DELIVERER "Smother"

Year: 2018
Genre: Instrumental Neofolk / "Barbarian Folk"
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. No Home
  2. Until The Plains
  3. Deliverer Awake
  4. Spurn From Within
  5. Fall of Civilization
  6. Reunion
Bandcamp

"... I am Black and mixed race. It’s hard to think of fascism as a benign thing for me, whether or not the attitudes are sincere or just aesthetic based. For those reasons I’ve often been removed from the metal scenes except on the internet, which is where people are the worst about that sort of thing. I’ve probably been to less than 10 black metal shows in 20 years o listening to the music for that reason, so I’ve encountered only minimal amounts of it in person.

... I have always felt a connection to old folk traditions, although I never had a ton of personal connection through them in my upbringing – so many of them I have admired from a distance. But it is also so easy for these things to get wrapped up in nationalism that has also kept me a bit removed from them. There are many Black American folk magic and pagan traditions that I don’t have as much connection to.

I’m especially a fan of Scandinavian and similarly influenced projects like most of what Einar Selvik is connected to, Ulver’s Kveldssanger and the like. But I’ve also looked to bands like Deveykus and Zeal and Ardor who have tried to incorporate Hasidic music and Black spirituals respectively into a metal sound, insisting on making space for themselves and their sounds in the larger umbrella of the scene"

Read the full interview with Deliverer here.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Outer Darkness - "Altars of the Subaltern" (2019)

OUTER DARKNESS "Altars of the Subaltern"

Year: 2019
Genre: Post-Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Lazy Thieving Master
  2. Murmur
  3. Whiskered Men With Bombs
Bandcamp

RABM from Brooklyn. Not much is known about this band, but "Whiskered Men With Bombs" is quite good.

Delaying the Inevitable - "Unlovable." (2019)

DELAYING THE INEVITABLE "Unlovable."

Year: 2019
Genre: Depressive Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Unlovable
Bandcamp

One-man project by a member of Neckbeard Deathcamp, apparently inspired by Petr Kropotkin's "The Conquest of Bread".

Jesus Wept - "Crushing Apartheid" (2017)

JESUS WEPT "Crushing Apartheid"

Year: 2017
Genre: Death'n'Roll, Hardcore
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Buried Face Down
  2. Drowning In Holy Water
  3. Hammering the Nails
  4. Jesus In Chains (Father In Hell)
  5. Disarm 
Bandcamp

Left wing Death'n'Roll from Detroit Rot City.
Engineered at Bricktop Studios by Andy Nelson.
Mastered by Arthur Rizk.
Artwork by Legerdemain.
Additional vocals on ‘Disarm’ by Andy Nelson.
‘Disarm’ written and originally performed by Smashing Pumpkins.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Uzi Suicide - "14 Anarchist Anthems To Listen To While Blowing Up The Government" (2003)

UZI SUICIDE "14 Anarchist Anthems To Listen To While Blowing Up The Government"

Year: 2003
Genre: Hardcore, Powerviolence
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. bombing the streets
  2. the motherfucking coalition
  3. in the mouth of madness
  4. leading the blind
  5. beer n guns
  6. punk enough ( we're not)
  7. ode to jocks
  8. mosh it up
  9. coke fiends
  10. true story
  11. punk rock asshole
  12. inspiration
  13. alhambra
  14. ratz youth
Listen

Not black metal or metal at all, but their "Ode to Jocks" is awesome, and they have one of the most hilarious band descriptions ever:

"Uzi Suicide is a fast, thrashy powerviolence outfit from Santa Cruz, California. Their songs reflect the band's main interests: Satan, Veganism, shoplifting, graffiti and vegan thrash punx.

Uzi Suicide is now, sadly, defunct, and no longer plays shows.

Some questions people have about Uzi Suicide: Do they mosh? Yes. Do they pray? No. Do they kill? Always! Do they go to church? Fuck no. Do they fuck? Fuck yes!"

Sankara - "Total Liberation of the Human Race" (2019)

SANKARA "Total Liberation of the Human Race"

Year: 2019
Genre: Black/Death Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Intro
  2. Proletarian Upheaval
  3. Impaled on the Communist's Spear
  4. Communist Death Ritual
  5. The Blood and Bile of the Capitalist
  6. Bourgeosie Crucifixion
  7. Proletariat Sovereign
  8. Outro
Bandcamp

"For what would've probably sold a decent number of copies based on gimmick and imagery alone, this thing has some bloody brutal, groovy riffs and dope songwriting. Kinda like Neckbeard Deathcamp, come to think of it..." - lord yabol

LS - All instruments, Vocals, Mixing
DA - Mastering
Cover art and logo designed by DA.

Marxthrone - "A Blaze In The Western Sky" (2018)

MARXTHRONE "A Blaze In The Western Sky"

Year: 2018
Genre: Black Metal Parody
Country: $-pain

Track List:
  1. Marx Ist Krieg (Via Well-Constructed And Reasonable Discussion)
  2. Left-Wing Path
  3. In The Shadow Of The Homeless
  4. Where Corporate Wimps Bow
  5. Anarchosatanism
  6. The Proletariat Winter
Bandcamp

So, now we have not only Narcthrone and Dorkthrone, but also Marxthrone:
"blackened frostbitten anarchosatanist metal from Marinaleda, Spain".

Antifachrist: vocals
Hellhammer&Sickle: drums
Trvedemocratos::lead guitars
Anarchlysm: rythm guitars, strings, piano
Bolshebub, Daemon of the Majority, Eternal Reminder of Lenin's Betrayal: bass, vocals

Neckbeard Deathcamp & Gaylord - "United Antifascist Evil" (2018)

NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP & GAYLORD "United Antifascist Evil"

Year: 2018
Genre: Grindcore, Black Metal Parody
Country: USA / UK

Track List:
  1. Neckbeard Deathcamp - WHITE GENOCIDE
  2. Neckbeard Deathcamp - NIGHTCORE COVERS OF PESTE NOIRE SONGS
  3. Neckbeard Deathcamp - CHRISCHAN CONSERVATISM
  4. Gaylord - THE ALT-REICH WILL LAY IN MASS GRAVES UNDER THE BLAZING BANNERS OF ANTIFA
  5. Gaylord - GROWING COLD IN THE EARLY DECEMBER DAWN
Bandcamp

Neckbeard Deathcamp are a joke black metal band from Bordeaux, France - the place where Varg Vikernes lives now, which is a part of the joke. In all seriousness, they are from Illinois / North Carolina / Michigan. They consider their kind of black metal to be "fedora crushing militant black metal." They are satirical towards the modern far-right movement. The band consists of Kriegmeister Hatestorm (vocals, piano, noise and production), Superkommando Uberweinersnitchel (guitar and bass) and Hailz Komradez (drums). They released one EP called White Nationalism is for Basement Dwelling Losers on Bandcamp. It went viral rapidly after its release.

Happy April Fools' Day!

NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP IS:

KRIEGMASTER HATESTURM - RITUALISTIC CHANTS FROM THE ANTIFASCIST NETHER-REALM
SUPERKOMMANDO UBERWEINERSNITCHEL - SONIC DESTROYER OF WEAKMINDED WORLDS
HAILZ KOMRADEZ - BATTERY OF OBLITERATION

GAYLORD IS:
LORD GAYLORD - HATEFUL DECIMATION THROUGH LOBOTOMY OF FASCIST LARPING DUDES WITH TOOTHPICK ARMS

ALBUM ART - KRIEGMASTER HATESTURM

Friday, March 8, 2019

Ragana - "You Take Nothing" (2017)

RAGANA "You Take Nothing"

Year: 2017
Genre: Blackened Sludge/Doom
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Spare No Man
  2. To Leave
  3. Winter's Light
  4. Destroyer
  5. Somewhere
  6. You Take Nothing
Bandcamp

A female duo from Oakland, CA.
"Ragana" means "witch" in Baltic languages.
"You Take Nothing" was released by An Out Recordings.

"RAGANA has existed since autumn 2011 when Maria and Nicole met in Olympia, wa. they currently live in oakland, ca. their interests as a band include pacific northwest forests, early cat power, and the total destruction of capitalism"

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Panopticon - "The Crescendo of Dusk" (2019)

PANOPTICON "The Crescendo of Dusk"

Year: 2019
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. The Crescendo Of Dusk
  2. The Labyrinth
Bandcamp

This record is in honor of the northern lights, which very few things in the world are more beautiful and awe inspiring than.
A limited Edition one sided LP will be available exclusively through Bindrune Recordings in early 2019. Pre orders will be announced soon.

All music written, performed and recorded by A.Lunn.
Mixed and mastered by Colin Marston.
“The Crescendo of Dusk” was written and recorded during the “Scars of Man...” sessions.
“The Labyrinth” was written and recorded during the “Autumn Eternal” sessions.
Cover drawing by A. Lunn. Back photo by Bekah Lunn.

Austin Lunn: Guitars, vocals, bass, drums, keys, square neck resonator, lyrics and music,samples and recording.
Colin Marston: Additional keys, Re amping, mixing and mastering. 

Yovel - "Hɪðəˈtu" (2018)

YOVEL "Hɪðəˈtu"

Year: 2019
Genre: Post-Black Metal
Country: Greece

Track List:
  1. Chapter I - Trauma
  2. Chapter II - Voices Of Self
  3. Chapter III - Manderlay
  4. Chapter IV - Song Of The Coming
  5. Chapter V - Servile Rage
  6. Chapter VI - (Too) Late Capitalism
  7. Chapter VII - Centennial
Bandcamp

Release notes:

""Hɪðəˈtu” means No More,
“Hɪðəˈtu” means Break the Rock.
“Hɪðəˈtu” means Escape the Loop.

We Must Imagine Sisyphus H̶a̶p̶p̶y Gone.

★ From Trauma to Triumph, from misery & self-pity to freedom.

★ Our Debut / Concept Album is an Ode to the Struggle.

★ A "real-life" tale, told in 7 chapters for a much needed revοlt that must turn this world upside-down.

This Is #TheYearOfYovel |
This Is #BlackMetalForTheOppressed"

Howling Waste - "Bitter Tears, Dreams of Dawn" (2019)

HOWLING WASTE "Bitter Tears, Dreams of Dawn"

Year: 2019
Genre: Depressive Black Metal
Country: UK

Track List:
  1. Intro (December 4, 1969)
  2. Epitaph
  3. Disenchantment
  4. As That Has Passed, So May This
Bandcamp

One-man Marxist black metal from the UK. The brainchild of Drowned Hermit, "Bitter Tears, Dreams of Dawn" is the second demo installment from Howling Waste.

Cassettes available through Realm and Ritual. Limited to 25 hand-dubbed copies.
If you'd like to purchase the digital album, please support the artist directly.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Woodland Tomb - "Woodland Tomb EP" (2018)

WOODLAND TOMB "Woodland Tomb EP"

Year: 2018
Genre: Blackened Crust
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Whitecoat Hypertension
  2. Vulture of Hunger
  3. Marble Fist
  4. Mechanical Dog
Bandcamp

"Raw, blackened death-punk unit from NJ. Becoming soil since 2015"

Mark Guiliano - Guitar/Vocals
Seth Kaplan - Drums
Chris Ward - Vocals
Chris Pruneau - Bass

Recorded and produced by James Stivaly
Art by Warhead
All songs written by Mark Guiliano and Woodland Tomb
Released on Deprived Records 

Gudsforladt - "1525" (2018)

GUDSFORLADT "1525"

Year: 2018
Genre: Depressive Black Metal, Blackgaze
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. The Long March
  2. 1525
Bandcamp

"antifascist black metal from the heart of the empire.

written and recorded in 2016, then some more in 2018
released October 5, 2018

ben on drums
james on bass
david and evan on all other instruments and vocals

mixed by ben kersh
mastered by Jeremy Cunningham
album art by arminda ferreira" 
 
Previous releases:

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Trespasser - " Чому не вийшло?" (2018)

TRESPASSER "Чому не вийшло?"

Year: 2018
Genre: Black Metal
Country: Sweden

Track List:
  1. Hunted Like Wolves
  2. Black Flags On A Blood-Red Horizon
  3. To The Barricades
  4. Death To Fight Death
  5. Tachanka
  6. The Execution Of Grigor'ev
  7. Miscreant Dawn
Bandcamp

""Чому не вийшло?" - sweden-based combos first official output can best be understood as a musical sermon, preaching the end-time-message. This is 32 minutes worth of apocalyptic black metal mayhem in the veins of IMMORTAL and UNANIMATED. Sounds like hell broke loose, shattering down everything we hold dear into pieces of anguish"

Lyrical themes: Anarchy, Revolution, Anti-fascism, Nestor Makhno

Friday, February 1, 2019

Dead Work - "The White Plague" (2018)

DEAD WORK "The White Plague"

Year: 2018
Genre: Acoustic Folk/Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Welcome
  2. Pestilence
  3. Gods
  4. Expulsion
  5. Fauna
  6. Resistance
  7. Mute
Bandcamp

Jon Pizarro - Vox, Guitar, Melodica, Accordion, Glockenspiel
Trevor Leed - Bass
Micah Butler - Vox on tracks 3, 6 and Saw on track 3
Marissa Sendejas - Vox on track 4
Jonmb Cichy - Vox on track 7 and Viola on track 6
Josie Krbs - Spoken word on track 5

"This album has been a passion project of mine since I first started Dead Work back in 2012. In high school my teacher would hand out excerpts from A Peoples History by Howard Zinn to go along with our textbook readings. Viewing history from the viewpoint of the oppressed was both heartbreaking and infuriating, but also eye opening. Of all the injustices covered in that book, the one that struck hardest was the cold and calculated extermination of Indigenous populations. My father being Puerto Rican, I first started reading about the indigenous populations of the Caribbean that he would tell me about as I was growing up. It was astonishing that an entire culture could be blinked out of existence in a matter of 30 years. But the more I read, the more I realized that the Taino weren't alone. From the tip of Nunavut, Canada, down to Chile and Argentina's Tiera del Fuego, all experienced the same. And if not for my high school history teacher, who knows when I would have learned about it. American school painted a picture of a few small instances of injustice, but of an overall understanding between two people that one needed more space, and the other was obliging enough to quietly step out of the way.

I wasn't entirely sure how to even cover such a massive topic musically, and so I put the idea aside for several years and focused on other projects. Every time I sat down to start a new album, or write a new song, I always came back to the same topic, but decided it wasn't the time. Then, a few years ago, I made a move to a new state, and Dead Work effectively broke up, since I was losing my bandmates. In a new location, with no friends, I finally felt like I had a fresh musical canvas to make something that was more aligned with my recent musical tastes. So slowly but surely, I started crafting new songs that felt weighted enough to deal with the topic I wanted to write about. I decided each song would describe a different facet of colonization, that when combined, led to the destruction of thousands of cultures and millions of people between North and South America. There is no way to cover each of their stories and do them justice. Some have flourished in recent decades, some have been lost to time forever. Some can trace their heritage back 500 years or more, some will never know what culture they can claim as their own. I wrestled with each of these song topics, and finally narrowed it down to the 6 most destructive (in my opinion) aspects of the colonization of the Americas and the Caribbean. Disease, Religion, Removal from and Destruction of environment, Resistance and Language. These 6 topics, coupled with the opening track, that tells the creation story of the Taino people, who were the first to come in contact with Christopher Columbus, are what I now present to you as "The White Plague". Each track will have it's own description, so I would like to just finish this up by saying thank you for taking the time to listen. I know this album is filled with technical mistakes. I got in over my head when it came to playing the songs I wrote. But I would appreciate it if you look past the goofs and see the picture I tried to paint. I hope people see that I tried to tackle this subject with reverence for the lives lost, and those who continue to live under the weight of their ancestors. There is no righting so many wrongs, but acknowledgement is the first in a long line of steps to mend such old wounds. Thanks again. 

I would also like to extend my warmest thanks and gratitude to Hagiophobic designs for working with me to create the sickest album artwork I've ever had!"

Jon (Dead Work) 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Sarparast - "Peace Is In Your Ablution or Our Bayonets" (2018)

SARPARAST "Peace Is In Your Ablution or Our Bayonets"

Year: 2018
Genre: Black Metal
Country: USA

Bandcamp

Sarparest is a black metal project by two biomedical scientists from NYC with an optimism for a better world and the material understanding of the unmerciful struggle we are faced with. This piece was exclusively written for Worldwide Organization of Metalheads Against Nazis