BAND OF PAIN ‘Sacred Flesh O.S.T.‘ – IN STOCK! All pre-orders have shipped!

STEVEN SEVERIN ‘Blood Of A Poet‘ – Shipping Monday 4th October

MERZBOW / Z’EV – ‘Spiral Right / Spiral Left‘ – On schedule for 8th October

MZ.412 – ‘In Nomine…‘ – On schedule for 8th October


The follow up to our award winning “John Barleycorn Reborn” is complete! Our new
2-CD British Folk compilation “We Bring You A King With A Head Of Gold’
goes to the factory this week. We’ll announce pre-orders when we have a shipping date.


STEVEN SEVERIN‘s “Blood Of A Poet” UK tour kicks off in Newcastle this coming Tuesday. You can catch him at the following Picturehouse Cinemas:
OCTOBER: 5th Newcastle Tyneside, 7th York Screen City, 9th Leeds Hyde Park, 10th Liverpool Fact, 12th Norwich Cinema City, 15th Kensal Rise Lexi, 16th Southampton Harbour Lights, 17th Brighton Duke Of York’s, 18th Hastings St. Mary In The Castle, 19th Brixton Ritzy, 21st Greenwich Picturehouse, 28th Derby Quad, 29th Cardiff Chapter Arts, 30th Oxford Phoenix (6:30pm), 30th Bristol Festival Of Lunacy (11pm), 31st Exeter Picturehouse. NOVEMBER: 1st Bath Little Theatre, 2nd Bristol Watershed, 4th Inverness Eden Court, 8th Croydon Clocktower, 11th Sheffield Showroom, 12th Nottingham Broadway, 13th Leicester Phoenix, 14th Birmingham Electric, 18th Edinburgh Cameo.

MZ. 412 | Vault 5 x CD Boxset (CSR142B) £80 / £90 / £100
Shipping: December
Ultra collector’s boxset containing all 5 albums in the MZ. 412 reissue series: “In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi”, “Burning The Temple Of God”, “Nordik Battle Signs”, “Domine Rex Inferum” and “Infernal Affairs”. The inventors of “Black Industrial” blur the boundaries between Black Metal, Ritual Industrial, Dark Ambient and Power Noise. True Swedish Black Industrial! 5 x digipak albums, along with exclusive pin-badge, tie, artcards and other surprises! Housed in a black wooden boxset with silver print and clasp. Ltd x 300 only!!!

MZ. 412 | In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi CD (CSR136CD) £9 / £10 / £11
Shipping: 8th October
First of 5 albums in the MZ. 412 reissue series, with a new album planned for next year. 1995 bore witness to the resurrection of nefarious Swedish horde MZ. 412 (previously manifest as Maschinenzimmer 412) – Nordvargr, Drakh, Ulvtharm and Shaitan. This ground-breaking, genre-defining album saw the inventors of “Black Industrial” blur the boundaries between Black Metal, Ritual Industrial, Dark Ambient and Power Noise. “In Nomine…” captures the darkest sides of Satanism, death and ritual sacrifice. An enduring, blasphemous statement of True Swedish Black Industrial. This remastered version features two previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions and all new artwork. Housed in a matt digipak with spot varnishing.

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STEVEN SEVERIN | Blood Of A Poet CD (CSR135CD) £9 / £10 / £11
Shipping: 1st October
Acclaimed solo artist and founding member of the legendary Siouxsie and the Banshees, Steven Severin’s debut album for Cold Spring Records is titled “Blood Of A Poet (Le Sang d’un Poete). This album is his entire soundtrack to Jean Cocteau’s 1930 black & white surrealist classic and is the second in his ongoing series of “Music For Silents”. “Blood Of A Poet” received it’s premiere at the Silent Movie Theater in Hollywood in January this year and this October sees Severin embark on his first ever solo tour of the UK hosted by the Picturehouse chain of cinemas. Stunning gatefold digisleeve.

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MERZBOW & Z’EV | Spiral Right / Spiral Left CD (CSR133CD) £9 / £10 / £11
Shipping: 8th October
In the planning (and many faxes, emails and discussions in person) for 20 years, finally this stunning collaborative release for Cold Spring from Japanese Noise king Merzbow and legendary elemental sound artist Z’EV is here. The tracks were created in London and Tokyo, with each artist remixing the other’s original sounds. Two tracks weighing in at 22 minutes apiece! Dark Ambient Noise in a special textured card digisleeve.

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BAND OF PAIN | Sacred Flesh O.S.T. CD (CSR33CD) £10 / £11 / £12
Shipping: Now
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!

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GOATVARGR | Black Snow Epoch T-Shirt (CSR137TS) £13
Shipping: Now
Black shirt with doom-laden grey print (front print with cover design and backprint with the Goatvargr logo).

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).


– ‘Themes’ 7CD Boxset (CSR123B)
EMME YA – ‘Atavistic Dreams And Phallic Totems’ CD (CSR127CD)
ANNI HOGAN – ‘Mountain’ CD (CSR132CD)
VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘We Bring You A King With A Head Of Gold’ 2CD (CSR100CD) – The follow up to John Barleycorn Reborn!

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

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

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

• 22-24 Oct 10, Custard Factory, Birmingham (UK) – with Swans, Napalm Death, Godflesh, KK Null, Melt Banana, Gnaw and much more! Buy Tickets

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

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

• 2 Dec 10, Confession 2, The Grosvenor, London (UK)
with Bizarre Uproar, MK9 and more!

• 15 Dec 10, The Garage, London (UK)
• 16 Dec 10, Grand Classic, Glasgow (UK)
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• 26 Feb 11, The Garage, London (UK). Tickets and full info soon!


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ANDREA BORGHI – ‘Moltiplicazioni’ CD (Lisca Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
“Andrea Borghi’s solo album is ultimately more rewarding for its (relative) sparseness, with some unspectacular but extremely effective laptop treatments adding some fizz to his thrummed fuzz bass jams. It’s still a case of listening to how the sound of the bass, rather than the sound of Borghi playing the bass, interfaces with the technology. “Attrazione 2” comes closest to transcending these limitations, with Borghi scraping and rubbing the strings to give his Max/MSP patch something more colourful to sink its teeth into” (The Wire). Typographic print on special textured paper in jewelcase.

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(AURA) – ‘Invisible Landscape’ CD (Valse Sinistre) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
(Aura) is an avantgarde musical project from Portugal. “Invisible Landscape” is an imaginary soundtrack that traces the story created within 10 pictures by the talented Portuguese photographer, José Ramos. It’s an experimental project that extends itself through innumerable musical styles, from Classical music to Post Rock, going through ambient, soundscapes, industrial, field-recording, electronica, etc. Special 12-page super glossy booklet. Ltd x 500 copies.
BLACK REIGN – ‘Session One’ CD (None) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Based in Hong Kong, Black Reign (R. S. Seizure on electronics and A. Urquiola on guitar) started in 2007 mainly as a live act. Their full-length release, “Session One”, wasn’t recorded until spring 2010. This disc contains 3 massive studio tracks from their Hot Focus studio session, all of which were recorded live in one take. The 2 bonus tracks are by solo tracks by R. S. Seizure. Black Ambient / Guitar Drone / Funeral Doom, which would appeal to fans of TenHornedBeast, Black Boned Angel, Nadja etc. Ltd x 250 copies in handmade, hand-printed sleeves.
BURIAL HEX / KINIT HER – ‘Vedic Hymns’ LP (Altvinyl) – £14 / £17 / £20
An album that harks back to the darker days of folk… it wouldn’t be out of place alongside Sturmpercht or Waldteufel.. The woods are closing in and there is a diminishing chance of redemption. The A side navigates a strange epic drone folk but with uneasy chord combinations and an unsettling sense of ritual. Side B is more apocalyptic… mumbled, distorted, half swallowed lyrics eat themselves in an epic 1st track whilst the resonant bass heavy end of the piano keyboard bears the weight of a repetitive and percussive hammer. Melodic, atmospheric and hypnotic… this records wind, branches of hitherto separate trees into a compelling whole. Ltd x 250 copies only!

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CHARLES MANSON – ‘Air’ CD (Magic Bullet Records) – £12 / £13 / £14
Long before the fear, the media fixation, and cult of personality surrounding what we’ve come to know publicly as Charles Manson, a 27-year old inmate at McNeil Island Penitentiary, dubbed “Little Charlie” by those on the inside, found true respite and solace in the form of a six string guitar. Air, Trees, Water, and Animals (“ATWA”) is a 4-part, seasonal album series by Charles Manson on Magic Bullet Records. Each individual album features previously-unheard, authorised, and exclusive songs with a sharp focus on the non-sustainable environmental conditions mankind has wrought for itself. The recordings span numerous sessions and are presented in their raw, natural, and unadulterated form. Each installment also features striking artwork, including exclusive paintings rendered by Manson himself.  When all of the sensationalism, fear, projection, and knee-jerk response is stripped away, all that remains is a man named Charlie, strumming and picking away on his guitar and sending his passions into the ether.

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DETRITIVORE – ‘Pakt’ CD (Lyderhorn Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Extreme Norwegian doom metal with elements of noise, drone, ambient, and black metal. A grim, oppressive atmosphere with dissonant guitars, haunting strings, a thundering tympani and monstrous riffs arranged across a canvas of noise, musique concrete, and ambience. Alternating between light and heavy, while being simultaneously beautiful and ugly. Essentially a concept album depicting disillusionment with religion and subsequent descent into darkness, the album is a harrowing experience of not quite Drone, not quite Noise, and not quite Doom Metal, but a true amalgamation of the three. Dynamically mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, O.L.D., Khlyst) with almost every square millimetre covered by mesmerizing hand-drawn illustrations by Justin Bartlett. Ltd x 1000 copies in a gatefold hardback outsize sleeve.
DETRITIVORE – ‘Pakt’ LP (Lyderhorn Records) – £18 / £22 / £26
LP version of the above release. Ltd x 500 copies on avocado green vinyl in a stunning heavyweight gatefold sleeve.

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DOROGA – ‘Doroga’ CD (Umpio / Ikuisuus / Nekrorekords) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Debut CD by a new Finnish duo. Slow ritual gongs, metallic percussion, loops and free clarinet / sax meditations, etc. Slow and intense… A study in evolving emptiness and truly a hypnotic trip. Three lengthy tracks and 39mins of music. Comes in a 7″ size sleeve with 3 artcards.
EDWARD KA-SPEL – ‘Trapped In Amber’ LP (Plinkity Plonk / Korm Plastics) – £15 / £18 / £21
Released on LP only! Does Edward Ka-spel need any introduction? Frontman of The Legendary Pink Dots, solo artist, member of Tear Garden and a fine man for fine music. A fine successor to 2008’s “The Painted River of Regrets”, “Trapped In Amber” is two lengthy pieces of melancholic, ambient based music and it entirely instrumental. Cover design by Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek). Ltd x 350 copies.

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GARETH DAVIS & STEVEN R. SMITH – ‘Bow Low Bright Glow’ LP (Altvinyl) – £15 / £18 / £21
Clarinettist Gareth Davis and guitarist Steven R Smith (Hala Strana, Mirza, Thuja). The at-first-glance bizarre pairing of these two instruments might conjure up images of anchorless skronk and scratch, however “The Line Across” is anything but. With each side of the vinyl containing just the one ambitious piece, this duo creates seas of organic drone that live and breathe. Wisps of smoke, tones of exotica and melancholy… the sound of flickering reflections in canal tunnels, something beyond drone and soundscaping… raw guitar sequences… textures from foreboding trails of drones… layered stately string sounds and the chiaroscuro of feedback and waves of black moving across the vinyl. Ltd x 500 copies on 180g heavyweight vinyl in a stunning textured heavyweight sleeve.

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MUSLIMGAUZE – ‘Lazhareem Ul Leper’ CD (Staalplaat) – £14 / £15 / £16
The music on “Lazhareem Ul Leper” ranges from percussion instruments to atypical electronics and the skillful de-construction of ethno-traditional music. Stylistically Lazhareem straddles the line between ethno-electro releases like Silknoose for its pervasive use of Indo-Pak music melded with Persian and Mid-East; along with more Industrial releases like Izlamaphobia and Blue Mosque for its occasionally tight, near-mechanical loops. Since 1995, the masters for Lazhareem Ul Leper languished in Staalplaat’s vaults when it should have been put out for immediate appreciation by fans. This work of art is now available on CD, and not a moment too soon! Ltd x 700 copies in a digipak.

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NEKRASOV / HUMILIATION – ‘Split’ CD (New Scream Industry) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Nekrasov, out of the Sherbrooke Forest in Australia, brings us more excellent ambient / black / void metal in his inimitable style. Humiliation hail from nowhere and bring forth their ferocious take on harsh noise, ambient and power electronics: ‘We follow a tradition of misanthropy and deliberate self isolation as preservation’ Three tracks from each artist, one being collaborative. Six tracks in total, 54 minutes playing time.

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PRIEST IN SHIT & SMELL & QUIM – ‘Rough Skin’ Picture Disc LP (Little Mafia)
– £15 / £18 / £21
Heavy-duty noise from two long running outfits working in sync for maximum massiveness – Texan Noise terror Richard Ramirez’s Priest I Shit and UK noise duo Smell & Quim. Murky droning and heaving factory noise, heavy abrasive loops and trance-inducing rhythmic drone, flipping over to junk-noise pandemonium, squealing high end distortion, brutal white noise and sheets of rippling feedback drone. Full colour picture disc with artwork from Tony Roberts (Unearthly Trance, Cathedral, Electric Wizard, Yeti, Graves At Sea). Ltd x 500 copies.

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SECOND FAMILY BAND – ‘Good Blood’ LP (Altvinyl) – £14 / £17 / £20
Second Family Band is a musical collective from Madison, Wisconsin, which rose from the ashes of legendary free-folk outfit Davenport. ‘Good Blood’ is an absolutely necessary slice of bold psychedelic absurdism from a tribe of musician-magicians operating at the very peak of their dark powers. A beautiful and essential document of this seminal US band. ‘Good Blood’ is a a towering piece of psych-prog-folk ritualism. File next to Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Circle, Wooden Shjips. Ltd x 300 copies in a deluxe hand-screened sleeve.

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SOUFFERANCE, VISION – ‘Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The Mind’ CD
(Valse Sinistre) – £11 / £12 / £13
Soufferance, Vision is the fantastic and visionary debut album from a young Quebecois artist, named Peine (also known from the shoegaze / ambient entity Vision Éternel). Avant-garde and dark ambient, experimental soundscapes and psycho-acoustic passages into one concept album. A travel into the human mind, a travel into the subconscious, a travel into the world beyond our senses. Visually presented in a special A5 sized deluxe digipak with booklet and breathtaking artwork by Twilight13Media. A must for fans of Desiderii Marginis, Beyond Sensory Experience, Northaunt.
THE FAMILY ELAN – ‘Bow Low Bright Glow’ CD (Altvinyl) – £11 / £12 / £13
“Bow Low Bright Glow” is a communal excavation and re-presentation of buried European folk and sufi-hearted music than any form of experiment. Family Elan are alone in their field. Here, Chris Hladowski has put together a collection of original numbers, visions created from lost / found tapes and traditional pieces that are a fitting companion to Family Elan’s “Stare of Dawn” debut. Alongside Hladowski’s voice, there’s the vocal input of Nalle’s Hanna Tuulikki – a voice as easily capable of gentle Qawwali as it is folk song. This is a record of heavy treble intricacy, Hladowski’s saz and bouzouki playing encompassing drones, folk, dervish progressive work and a woozy shimmer over and through the entwining melodies. Family Elan are more than just a project or a band, Hladowski has endowed the music here with a such a unique voice that shaky shorthand comparisons would be pointless and a short sell. Music that hints at the devotional rarely feels as inclusive, as communal and as enjoyable as this. Gatefold digisleeve.
THE FAMILY ELAN – ‘Bow Low Bright Glow’ LP (Altvinyl) – £15 / £18 / £21
LP version of the above release. Ltd x 500 copies on 180g heavyweight vinyl in a stunning textured heavyweight sleeve.

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THE PSYCHOGEOGRAPHICAL COMMISSION – ‘Patient Zero’ CD (Acrobiotic Records)
– £11 / £12 / £13
This album is an attempt to psychologically portray the mind of a Patient Zero, wandering through their urban surroundings infected with the solar downturn at the Summer Solstice and tracking the advancement of symptoms as the sun goes from the height of its earthly power to its astronomical nadir. Feelings of old are transformed as the autumn progresses, infecting others and feeding back into the shared experience, changing perceptions and projecting a new reality as signifiers take on different and separate meanings. Written throughout the six month period at times of lunar or solar significance and in multiple locations across the UK, each song portrays a thought, experience or mood of the time and place of its conception. A true and faithful relation of the Sun’s dark passenger. “Fans of Coil and Nurse with Wound may stumble upon a familiar brilliance here…” (Zero Tolerance). Slimline DVD case with insert.

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TORTURING NURSE – ‘Il Comunismo Doveva Morire’ CD (Mind Flare Media)
– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Absolutely devastating, this album is one single track running almost an hour and fourteen minutes long.  The prolific Harsh Chinese Noise band suddenly breaks in from nowhere and immediately begins an assault on your ears, suddenly switching and transitioning to a variety of different power electronics landscapes.  The artwork sums it up well, a symbolic representation of a dead political system.  The back features similar art taken from famous propaganda and manipulated, ending with more political imagery inside and a CD that rests upon a pile of skulls.  Without a doubt the harshest thing these guys have ever done.  This stuff is powerful and not for the faint of hearing.

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VIPCANCRO – ‘Tropico’ CD (Lisca Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
VipCancro is a Milanese quartet lead by Andrea Borghi. “VipCancro cultivate a carefully dark ambience throughout “Tropico”, their third release. The quartet revolves around a buzzing core of electronics to create six moody pieces that hum with the fascination of machines and the ability to produce acoustic and electronic sounds that mimic them… a dense cauldron of sound, mixing digital and tape drones – possibly looped or preprocessed sounds – with subtle, tasteful percussion and electroacoustic touches to round out the very electronic-sounding pieces” (Foxy Digitalis). Typographic print on special textured paper in jewelcase.

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VITER – ‘Dzherelo’ MCD (Casus Belli Musica) – £6 / £7 / £8
Viter was formed in Ukraine in 2010, although the band members have come from other groups (Dragobrath, Capitollium, Ruina, Kroda, Apostate, Leadhaze, Ambivalence). Their music is inspired by the greatness of the Carpathian Mountains… it is their voice reflected in every note, in every sound. The songs of Viter are saturated with the fragrance of highland grasses, mountain spring water, winds bearing forest coldness. Soil and Air, Fire and Water have merged together on this debut mini-album. Listen to the song of the elements, hark to their voice, feel the power of the spring-well! Over 20 minutes of Pagan Folk-Rock / Black Metal. Beautifully produced etched CD.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Bacterium’ CD (Adeptsound) – £16 / £17/ £18
12 experimental / industrial / noise / ambient tracks based on the most abundant lifeforms on earth. Featuring: Cheapmachines, Column One, D.D.A.A., Dieter Müh, Josef Nader, Maison Close, Mnem, N.Strahl.N., Praying For Oblivion, Schuster, Sevan_Oh and The Psychogeographical Commission. Ltd x 300 copies in a digipak with hand-numbered postcard.

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A CHALLENGE OF HONOUR – ‘Monuments’ CD (Vrihaspati / Steinklang)
– £11 / £12 / £13

Reissue of the 2004 LP, completely remastered with all new artwork. This edition includes songs from the limited 150 bonus 7″ and 3 unreleased songs. Brilliant “Martial Pop” songs followed by strong and heroic Neoclassical tracks. Sometimes very folky, sometimes dark hypnotic and ritual. Many tracks are presented here for the first time with vocals and also included is one lovely Folk Ballad and a dark, rural storm-song featuring STURMPERCHT. A great mixture of the best ACOH styles, fresh and intense and a real milestone in Martial-Neoclassical-Folk!

A CHALLENGE OF HONOUR – ‘Trilogy’ 2 x CD (Vrihaspati / Steinklang)
– £15 / £16 / £17

The “Trilogy Of Human Madness” was released as three 10″ EPs on the French label Divine Comedy – “Angelic Torment” (2002), “Nacht Fiel Über Gotenhafen” (2003) and “Oradour Sur Glane” (2004). 5 years after the first release, these three EPs are now digitally remastered and presented on CD for the first time (disc 1). An excellent mix of Martial Industrial, Neo-Symphonics, acoustic and experimental music. The second disc contains the Steinklang 7″ EP “Am ende des Tages…” (2003) as well as 5 unreleased tracks and 4 exclusive remixes by Antracot, Levoi Pravoi, Atrox and Hypnoskull. Ltd x 500 copies only – act fast!

FALKENSTEIN – ‘Urdarbrunnen’ CD (Heimatfolk) – £11 / £12 / £13

Falkenstein’s self produced debut-album “Heiliger Wald” gained a lot of praise in Folk music press. Their 2nd album “Urdarbrunnen” is now released by the Steinklang Neofolk sub-label Heimatfolk. “Urdarbrunnen” is again a perfecly played, strong and dreamingly beautiful album with a rich, varied instrumentation, even more dense and powerful than the debut album. The musical range lasts from acoustic ballads over Martial Folk songs to dark fairie tales about mysticism, paganism and natural rites in the Alpine regions. If Falkenstein were around 40 years earlier, they would stand in line with bands like early Steeleye Span, Magna Carta and Pentangle. Digipak with 16-page booklet.

O QUAM TRISTIS – ‘Le Rituel Sacré’ CD (Palace Of Worms)
– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

A modern interpretation of medieval and ancient folk music, filled with heavenly female vocals and male choirs, as well as a wide range of instrumentation (flutes, bagpipes, tribal drums, dulcimer, and so on). After the great success of their first album, here comes the second album by this outstanding medieval act. “Le Rituel Sacre” (the sacred ritual) is another modern interpretation of medieval and ancient folk music. Their medieval folk will certainly appeal to fans of Dead Can Dance, The Soil Bleeds Black, Ataraxia and similar acts. The heavenly vocals female singers Anna and Katarina combined with selected male chants in Latin will certainly evoke you. The music offers a wide range of variations, from purest folk to sometimes more electronic interferences, tribal drums, bagpipes, flutes, dulcimer and various other natural instruments. Comes with a beautiful 12 page booklet with texts and great funeral artwork made by Curt Emmer.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Defend The Palace: Worms A.D. MCLXXXIV’ CD
(Palace Of Worms) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

A compilation about the Inquisition and a time when Europe entered is darkest period in its short History, The Middle Ages. A time when chaos and madness ruled supreme. 22 tracks of Neoclassical, Ethereal, Neoolk and Dark Ambient from: 4th Sign Of The Apocalypse, Belborn, Chthonic Force, Dawn Of Reflection, Dream Into Dust (Bryin Dall, Michael Moynihan of Blood Axis and Bruce LaFountain of Sword Volcano Complex), Furvus, Gae Bolg And The Church Of Fand, Hexentanz, Loretta’s Doll, Mysterian, O Quam Tristis, Pimentola, Regard Extreme, Sieben, Sir Logla And The Black Knights, Socrates Mounded, Sophia, Summer Ends, The Blue Hour, The Machine In The Garden, Unto Ashes and Von Thronstahl.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Japanoise’ CD (Little Mafia) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

A rundown from some of Japan’s best-known purveyors of unforgiving, harsh audio experimentation, with exclusive tracks from: C.C.C.C., Government Alpha, Incapacitants, K2, KK Null, Masonna, Melt Banana, Mo-Te, MSBR and Pain Jerk. Utterly essential for fans of Japanese Noise / Experimental Music and an essential introduction for the uninitiated! Ltd x 1000 copies.

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