Sep 022010
 

COLD SPRING FESTIVAL
Slightly later than advertised, we will celebrate 21-years of COLD SPRING next Feb!
Tickets will be on sale soon!



COLD SPRING RELEASE NEWS
BAND OF PAIN ‘Sacred Flesh O.S.T.’ arrives next Wednesday! Pre-Orders finish on Tuesday!
GOATVARGR ‘Black Snow Epoch’ T-Shirts ship tomorrow! Pre-Orders finish midnight tonight!

BAND OF PAIN | Sacred Flesh O.S.T. CD (CSR33CD) £8 / £9 / £10
Shipping: 8th September
The soundtrack was written by Steve Pittis’ Band Of Pain, creating a very dark, brooding atmosphere to compliment Nigel Wingrove’s film. Originally with a 16-page booklet depicting explicit scenes from the film, pressure from the distributors forced the artwork into a revised 4-page version. Sacred Flesh is dark journey into realms of mental anguish and repression; a very Black Ambient soundtrack. This is Band Of Pain working in the medium to which its most suited. An incredible album with massive demand from both film and music distributors alike. 10 year anniversary edition of 666 copies!

Band Of Pain


GOATVARGR | Black Snow Epoch T-Shirt (CSR137TS) £11
Shipping: 3rd September
Black shirt with doom-laden grey print (front print with cover design and backprint with the Goatvargr logo) celebrating the second unholy union of Lord Nordvargr (MZ.412, Folkstorm, Toroidh etc) and Goat (USA). This Black Snow Epoch is a time to honour our forbearers such as MZ.412 and the elements of flesh, wood and alchemical steel. Industrial loops and analogue keyboards merge with sheet metal and chains to create a solemn winter hymn where the cold steel stings your flesh. The wolf instinctively hunts through the frost, and the goat is blamed for human transgressions, yet during the Black Snow Epoch, the true hunters will pursue. See website for sizes.


GOATVARGR | Black Snow Epoch CD (CSR126CD) £10 / £11 / £12
Shipping: Now
The second unholy union of Lord Nordvargr (MZ.412, Folkstorm, Toroidh) and Goat. Industrial loops and analogue keyboards merge with sheet metal and chains. Foldout poster cover.


VON THRONSTAHL | Conscriptvm 2 x CD (CSR118CD) £14 / £15 / £16
Shipping: Now
DCD of rare, alternative versions, new and unreleased material from German Martial Industrial legends Von Thronstahl! 140 minutes of music in a luxurious 6-panel digipak.


FIRE IN THE HEAD | Confessions Of A Narcissist CD (CSR120CD) £10 / £11 / £12
Shipping: Now
The final full-length release by F/I/T/H. Self-indulgent industrial electronics. Guests: Nick Blinko (Rudimentary Peni) and J. Randall (Agoraphobic Nosebleed).


VON THRONSTAHL | Imperium Internum T-Shirt (CSR32TS) £14
Shipping: Now
10 years of German Martial Industrial / Neofolk legends Von Thronstahl on Cold Spring! High quality black shirt with white and red print.


VON THRONSTAHL | E Pluribus Unum T-Shirt (CSR37TS) £14
Shipping: Now
10 years of German Martial Industrial / Neofolk legends Von Thronstahl on Cold Spring! High quality black shirt with white and red print.


MERZBOW | Merzbow T-Shirt (CSR134TS) £11
Shipping: Now
Essential new Merzbow shirt for Cold Spring! Simple and to the point – very high quality black shirt emblazoned with MERZBOW in crimson red. The only shirt to be seen in this summer!


TENHORNEDBEAST | Hunts & Wars CD (CSR130CD) £11 / £12 / £13

MP3 | MP3
Shipping: Now
THB’s 3rd album for Cold Spring. Sub-tuned bass guitar to create rhythms and riffs that dominate vast ritual percussion and droning walls of electric dissonance, creating epic & expansive textures. 6-panel digipak.


MACHINEFABRIEK | Daas CD (CSR128CD) £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

MP3 | MP3
Shipping: Now
A provoking, haunting journey. As with the music of Philip Jeck, The Caretaker or William Basinski, these tracks are full of degrading melodies and dusty ambience. Presented in a matt laminate digipak.


FORTHCOMING RELEASES:

MERZBOW
| Z’EV – ‘Spiral Right / Spiral Left’ CD (CSR133CD)
PSYCHIC TV – ‘Themes’ 7CD Boxset (CSR123B)
EMME YA – ‘Atavistic Dreams And Phallic Totems’ CD (CSR127CD)
ANNI HOGAN – ‘Mountain’ CD (CSR132CD)

STEVEN SEVERIN – ‘Le Sang D’Un Poete’ CD (CSR135CD)

THE MZ. 412 REISSUE SERIES!
ALL AVAILABLE COLD SPRING TITLES

STEVEN SEVERIN
• 4 Oct – 14 Nov 10, “Le Sang D’Un Poete” UK Tour, Various Picturehouse Cinemas (UK & IE)

ROSE ROVINE E AMANTI
• 9 Oct 10, Villa Aganoor Pompilj, Monte Del Lago, Lago Trasimeno (IT) – with Duo Noir, Fiori Di Carne

SCHLOSS TEGAL
• 16 Oct 10, Club Chapeau Rouge, Prague (CZ) – with Der Blutharsch, Deutsch Nepal

SUPER SONIC 2010
ZENI GEVA
++ COLD SPRING STALL! ++
• 22-24 Oct 10, Custard Factory, Birmingham (UK) – with Swans, Napalm Death, Godflesh, KK Null, Melt Banana, Gnaw and much more! Buy Tickets

MERZBOW
• 27 Oct 10, XOYO, London (UK) – with Balazs Pandi. Buy Tickets

ANNI HOGAN
• 18 Nov 10, Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Kendal (UK)
• 26 Nov 10, Dundee Mountain Film Festival, Dundee (UK)

LAIBACH
• 15 Dec 10, The Garage, London (UK)
• 16 Dec 10, Grand Classic, Glasgow (UK)
[ View Full Laibach Tour >> ]

COLD SPRING 21 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!
MZ. 412 AND MORE TBC!

• 26 Feb 11, The Garage, London (UK). Tickets and full info soon!

FULL DETAILS IN EVENTS SECTION

Full stocklist (203pp, 13/05/10)

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Karna

Striborg

Vinterriket

Xasthur
For a limited time only – and limited stock on each – the 4 CDs above are available at the special price of £30.00 (UK), £32.00 (EU), £34.00 (World) – Including postage. Full info and ordering

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6COMM – ‘Content With Blood’ CD (Kenaz) – £11 / £12 / £13
Patrick Leagas was an original Death in June member. He’s back with the first 6Comm / Kenaz back catalogue re-release “Content With Blood” (originally released on vinyl in 1987, Eyas media). This 80’s darkwave / experimental classic features reworkings of his Death in June tracks ‘Calling’ and ‘Foretold’ and other unforgettable tracks like ‘Winter Sadness’ and ‘A Nothing Life’ Presented in a stunning 6-panel digipak with silver foilblock print.

All 6Comm Titles

6COMM – ‘Like Stukas Angels Fall (Retrospective 1984-1990)’ CD (Kenaz) – £12 / £13 / £14
A totally re-recorded album of classic tracks featuring songs from the early 6comm period and also a few tracks from his previous work in Death in June. Also find here work like ‘Sow the Wind’ and ‘Shake the Fear’ previously only available on a limited cassette release. 6comm as always totally refuses to be easily categorised and “Like Stukas Angel Fall” once again crosses genres such as Electro-Folk-Classical-Martial- Experimental. 16 great songs, including brilliant new versions, reworkings and deleted tracks. 80 minutes of history presented in a Gold foil blocked digipak.

All 6Comm Titles

6COMM & FREYA ASWYNN – ‘Ragnarok / North Star’ 7″ (Kenaz) – £8.50 / £9.50 / £10.50
A limited single from 6Comm (Patrick Leagas, ex-Death In June, Mother Destruction) and Dutch Wodenist Freya Aswynn. Features remixes of ‘Ragnarok’ and ‘North Star’, released for the special 2009 Ritual performance of “The Fruits Of Yggdrasil” in London. Both tracks were originally recorded in 1987 and feature on the album as different versions. Ltd x 300 copies only!

All 6Comm TitlesAll Freya Aswynn TitlesAll 7″ Vinyl

6COMM & FREYA ASWYNN – ‘Yggdrasil Night’ Picture Disc LP (Kenaz) – £16 / £19 / £22
A powerful live recording from the Ritual Performance of the Fruits of Yggdrasil album material London 19.09.2009. For the first time Freya and Patrick collaborated live nearly 20 years after the original album was recorded. Presented here as a beautiful full colour picture disc including a full-size, full-colour insert.

All 6Comm TitlesAll Freya Aswynn TitlesAll LP/12″ Vinyl
All Picture DiscsClick here for a close-up of the artwork!

AUSTERE – ‘Solyaris’ CD (Hypnos) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
2008 was the creative peak for this much-overlooked ambient duo, following 2007’s “Pulse”. In their 10 years of productivity, Austere has covered territory from Pulse’s drone minimalism, ranging back through odd and trippy Coil-inspired sonic experimentation, to seamless dark ambient, and occasionally glitchy weirdness. Despite some challenging material in their back catalogue, Austere have in this case produced an album as friendly and pleasant as any Austere fan could have imagined possible, and yet without resorting to the usual tricks that make music sound “listenable.”
CURRENT 93 – ‘Like Swallowing Eclipses: Current 93 Dreamt By Andrew Liles’ 6 x LP Boxset
(Dirter) – £60 / £73 / £84
Appearing for the first time on vinyl are the complete highly acclaimed Andrew Liles remixes of the first five classic Current 93 albums. Andrew Liles has reimagined Nature Unveiled, Dogs Blood Rising, In Menstrual Night, Dawn and Live at Bar Maldoror. Also exclusive to this set is a sixth LP, ‘Haunt Invocation (Apadno)’ which is a remixed version of ‘Faust’ and ‘A Special Plan’. These influential albums by Current 93 are regarded by many as ground breaking and innovative, building upon this Andrew Liles has redreamt and reimagined these pieces with the flair and vision that he is renowned and respected for. All the records in this 6 LP set come in individual covers and a beautiful spot varnished box and are adorned with astounding artwork by David Tibet and photographs by Simona Dalla Valle. Strictly limited to 1000 copies with no repress!

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All Current 93 TitlesAll LP/12″ Vinyl

DEATH IN JUNE – ‘Peaceful Snow / The Maverick Chamber’ 7″ (Extremocidente)
– £11.50 / £12.50 / £13.50
The two songs here are the first new DIJ material to come to light since “The Rule of Thirds”. These new tracks offer not only the same radical departure from more complex song arrangements as on the previous album but this time also a departure from the use of acoustic guitar. Instead the instrument chosen to accompany Douglas Pearce’s voice is the piano, played by Miro Snejder. Some might be tempted to say that this is a new direction for Death In June yet we have to disagree, as for almost 30 years this has been a ship that has maintained its course against all odds. Ltd x 880 copies on bubble gum pink vinyl in a debossed, silver foilblocked sleeve with hand-numbered insert and 3 postcards.

All Death In June TitlesAll 7″ Vinyl

FAHL – ‘The Paths To Emptiness’ CD (The Eastern Front) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Debut opus from Fahl, founded by Dimo Dimov, Marcel P. and Cornelius Waldner in 2008. All the musicians are active participants in numerous groups from the dark folk, neoclassical and black metal genres. They felt a growing urge to experiment with dark ambient soundscapes, resulting in this mutual collaboration. “The Paths To Emptiness” is a haunting journey to the subconscious, divided into ten audial gateways to the occult and hidden forces of the inner self. Lyrically based on the Mahabharata, as well as poems and texts by John Milton, Jack London, Stefan George, Christian Dietrich Grabbe and Cornelius Waldner, this release is strongly recommended for fans of Brighter Death Now and Lustmord. Featuring members of Svarrogh, Sagittarius, Miel Noir and Allerseelen. Ltd x 1000 copies.
HEBOSAGIL – ‘Colossal’ CD (Kaos Kontrol) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Colossal is the word that is bludgeoned into your mind when Hebosagil’s debut album forces itself out of your speakers and 43 minutes later you know you have experienced something colossal. This five-piece from Northern Finland boldly mold their colossus from diverse influences and elements, their approach ranging from slow, crushing doom to violent hardcore bursts and riff-heavy sludge, all forced through unhealthy doses of distortion and performed with fiercely rocking energy. Will cause vibrations to fans of Electric Wizard, Sourvein, Godflesh, Autopsy, Eyehategod and Entombed. Ltd x 1000 copies.
NUMINA – ‘Shift To The Ghost’ CD (Hypnos) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
“Shift to the Ghost,” a long-form continuous piece with indexed track points. Each song is distinctly different in feel, but the songs evolve seamlessly into each other. Numina himself states that the album “is about the life and death of the physical self,” hence the title. Whatever the concept, this album contains all the elements Numina fans enjoy, from deep and sombre ambient, to twinkling, swirling space music, constantly evolving. It’s a long, fascinating visual journey, and it never grows tired. The latest work from ambient “rising star” Numina is possibly his best yet.
OÖPHOI – ‘Athlit’ CD (Hypnos) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Debut album from now-revered Italian drone-ambient artist Oöphoi. Just short of 74 minutes, this ‘album’ is one massive continuous ambience (though with four “index” points so you can navigate the CD more easily). There’s space music and then there’s DEEP space music, and this one is deep, deep, deep. Put on the headphones and drift. Deep, slow-moving ambient drone material for fans of Steve Roach, Rapoon, Vidna Obmana, Mathias Grassow etc.

All Oöphoi Titles

PALE ROSES – ‘Fear Of Dawn’ CD (The Eastern Front) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Debut album from this French Neofolk act. Ten songs about war, melancholy and the pagan roots of Europe. Two reworked versions of traditional British ballads (‘Lord Gregory’ and ‘Two Ravens’) make the album complete. Pale Roses have done their best to keep the instrumentation minimal, stripped down to the core, free of all non-essential arrangements. However, slight variations between songs keep the album from being repetitive. Although Pale Roses are ready to pay their dues to the founders of the Neofolk genre (Sol Invictus, Death In June and Fire+Ice), it is not far off to also mention Nick Drake, Nico or Richard Thompson as influences. Ltd x 1000 copies.
PSYCHIC TV – ‘Alien Brain Vs Maggot Brain’ 12″ (Vanity Case) – £12 / £15 / £18
A companion record to Psychic TV’s last album, “Mr Alien Barin Vs The Skinwalkers”, this studio recorded double A-sided 12” single features 2 long, powerful, psychedelic pieces, culminating in a wild and intense interpretation of Maggot Brain. Genesis P-Orridge’s lyrics and vocal performance combined with the bands stratospheric rocking make for a mind blowing experience, which is highly recommended. Recorded directly after their ‘final’ 2009 European tour. Ltd x 500 copies on gorgeous pink and white splatter vinyl. IN STOCK NOW WITH NO RESTOCK – ACT FAST!

All Psychic TV Titles All LP/12″ Vinyl
Click here for a close-up of the artwork!

ROBERT RICH – ‘Humidity’ 3 x CD (Hypnos) – £18 / £20 / £22
Triple-CD set of 1998 Robert Rich live recordings (from shows in Stanford, Venice, and Pasadena, California). Over three hours of music, utilising some of the techniques of Rich’s renowned “Sleep Concerts,” as well as some sounds and interpretations of his highly-regarded collaboration with B. Lustmord, “Stalker”. The live tapes have been carefully remastered by Robert himself to match the extraordinary standards of his studio recordings. Fans of all phases of Rich’s career will want to have this. This is sure to rank among Rich’s most important works. Double size jewelcase.
ROBERT RICH – ‘Somnium’ DVD (Hypnos) – £22 / £23 / £24
2008 reissue of Rich’s 2001 epic! “Somnium” is a re-creation of Robert Rich’s famous “sleep concerts,” which began during Rich’s time at Stanford University. These sleep concerts have been much discussed, but rarely witnessed. Consequently, a lot of speculation and mystery has grown about them. Rich has meticulously crafted a studio interpretation of his notorious all-night Sleep Concerts, combining newly-recorded electro-acoustic, environmental and electronic textures, with elements created for the original live events. The deep and sonorous flow of “Somnium” guides the listener through hypnogogic states, through a mysterious and ever-changing dreamscape, with levels of subtle detail that reward both active attention and background listening. The tech bit: “Somnium” is an ordinary DVD disc, playable in all regular DVD players, as well as DVD-rom drives on a PC or Mac… to put it another way, it’s a DVD-video with music only, no picture (aside from the menus). The DVD format was used because to enable the storage of 7 HOURS (!!!) of continuous audio on one side of one disc! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
SONIC SURGEON – ’46’ Enhanced CD (Kaosthetik Konspiration) – £11 / £12 / £13
This experimental album covers a wide spectrum of contemporary influences, from experimental to rock and noise to electro. Spirited, undecidable, the album seamlessly embeds haunting soundscapes, contrasting sequences, strong tribal atmospheres, Japanese drums and chants, field signals and shamanic rhythms. As a bonus, a David Lynch-like video clip is included for the song ‘Irreligion’. 6-panel digifile.
STEPHEN PHILIPS – ‘Into The Dark’ CD (Hypnos) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
“Into The Dark” is a beautifully restrained and elegant piece of ambient music reminiscent of “Neroli” by Brian Eno, and “Entering Twilight” by James Johnson. Moving patterns of sounds, varying from bell-like chimes to deep rumbles vaguely-ethnic rattles, interact and react to create an always-shifting atmosphere, a sense of “place” and mood while avoiding ambient music cliches. A single, continuously-evolving track of over 74 minutes, “Into The Dark” works great as a background atmosphere for continuous repeat play. But like the best ambient music, it is appealing enough for careful listening as patterns repeat and evolve, and themes emerge throughout.
THE 2ND LAW – ‘Apollonysus’ CD (Grotesquerie Media) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Previously known as Aantonius, The 2nd Law is an industrial and experimental music project by US artist and writer Michaelanthony Mitchell. The 2nd Law explores the abyss between order and chaos, yielding poems in tone and texture that range from melodic Neoromanticism to Industrial cacophony. The deluge of Industrial Noise and melodic Darkwave are taken to their provocative, evocative extremes. “Apollonysus” was the 2008 debut album by Aantonius and is now re-released under the banner of The 2nd Law.
VIRIDIAN SUN – ‘Infinite In All Directions’ CD (Hypnos) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Viridian Sun is a duo focusing on abstract improvisation, featuring Hypnos founder Mike Griffin, and Hypnos solo artist David Tollefson. Their last studio album “Perihelion” was released a full decade ago on Hypnos, though VS continued to record together and occasionally perform live. The new album “Infinite In All Directions” moves into slightly different sonic material, downplaying synthesizer electronics in favour of guitar and bass guitar, electronically treated and looped. The result combines sustained, blissful drones, along with occasionally strange, complex overlapping loops. Translucent envelope with booklet.
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AERE AETERNUS – ‘Humanity Needs No Funeral’ Enhanced CD
(Kaosthetik Konspiration) – £11 / £12 / £13

The first full-length album from French act Aere Aeternus. Some of you will recognise the name from their tracks on ‘The Obsolete View’ compilation. The dominant atmosphere combines a sense of impending insanity with sexual deviancy and a large dollop of occultism, creating a dark and troubling misanthropic sojourn that is relatively unique. The final track is probably the most musical, as it is centred on a guitar arpeggio, but no such concessions to convention are present elsewhere on this deeply troubling disk. The accompanying video of “Invocation” shows a Satanic ritual and is rated 18+. Presented in a 6-panel digifile.

CAITHNESS – ‘Apostasy And The Sorrowful Child’ CD (Kaosthetik Konspiration)
– £11 / £12 / £13

This side-project of Hylgaryss (Dark Sanctuary) aims, though a selected and mechanical development, an ambient diagram and religious marked. Caithness installs a monastic climate, dreamlike coupled to some introspective blackness and exposing a decorum of reclusion. Amalgams of bells, songs of monks and ambient tableaux. A post-apocalyptic detailed sound cinema. This dark-ambient is the sound of an alternative remaining to find between vacuum and belief. Ethereal compositions conductive to quiet contemplation and so emotional, in a similar way to the the best of Raison d Être. Ltd x 1000 copies in a 6-panel digisleeve with booklet.

D.R.S. – ‘No-One Should Have The Right To Speak Anymore’ MCD
(Kaosthetik Konspiration) – £6 / £7 / £8

3 tracks of Death Industrial and Dark Ambient soundscapes including ultra-bass frequencies and some sample-voices influenced by LUSTMORD and the early CMI sound. Recommended to all lovers of obscure ambiences. Ltd x 949 copies in a 7″ sleeve.

FUNERARY CALL – ‘Sickness Falling’ LP (Semen And Blood) – £13 / £16 / £19

Final release (at the time!) from this legendary Canadian Act, now recording under the banner of Sistrenatus (whose debut album was released by Cold Spring in 2006 CSR61CD). An archival collection of unreleased demos and live material. The A-Side features material from a live performance in 1999, while the B-Side is unreleased and demo material from 1999-2001. Crushing black orchestral ambience with ritual elements and satanic vocals in places. Ltd x 500!

HALO MANASH – ‘rASHnkaRA’ LP & DVD (Kaosthetik Konspiration)
– £18 / £22 / £26

Halo Manash, redrobed and clothed in ash, has a completed a helical cycle, r.A.S.H.n.k.a-RA. Archaic sounds and visions from the heights and depths, elemental ambience and primal thundering. Various instruments such as horns, kanglings, bells, cymbals, drums, singing bowls, damaras, rattles, chimes, bones, self-made instruments, vocals, voices, and the elemental sounds themselves give form to a work that is sometimes serene, sometimes fierce and chaotic. “In 4 Elements” (DVD) was realised in 4 circulations of the sun and consists of 4 parts. “In Polardual” (LP) is the dark twin, and was realised in 2 circulations of the sun, consisting of two parts. Ltd x 500 copies in gatefold sleeve with A2 poster.

I.CORAX – ‘Spectral Metabolism’ CD (Kaos Kontrol) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

Debut CD release from the Finnish duo. A haunting revelation of sonic worlds, where primal elements and archaic voices flux side by side, with contemporary methods of amplifying the relationship between sound and mind to culmination. Whirling soundscapes of organic and natural phenomena woven together with the synthetic and manipulated; the outcome being nothing short of utmost brilliance in the field of dark ambient and post-industrial. Ltd x 1000 copies in a stunning A5 foldout sleeve.

REFUSE TO DIE – ‘Collection Of Agnostic Files’ CD (The Eastern Front)
– £10 / £11 / £12

This album is a hidden treasure of the Israeli underground scene. A mix of neo-cabaret, Industrial Dada and Avant-garde music. The futuristic collection of Refuse To Die’s music is overshadowed by operatic samples, noisy and heavy sounds, alternated with the cabaret tradition and accompanied by ironical verses in English, German and Hebrew languages. Ltd x 500 hand-numbered copies in a 6-panel outsized folder.

WESTWIND – ‘Tourmente II’ CD (Nihil Voces Productions)
– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

Second part of the Tourmente series from this mainly Martial Industrial French act, dedicated to the victims who perished in Brest during WWII. This part features less samples than ‘Tourmente I’, and is more influenced by dark ambient in the vein of Predominance or Lustmord.




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