Chapbook, 52 pages. The sequel to ‘Desperation’ (also available from AS). A beautifully evocative hymn to end-times in America. Or maybe a vital new testament to fresh beginnings. Trans gash guru Alexandrine Ogundimu is a prose stylist of the highest order.
The hard rock act Flat Earth are ready to release their second album High On Lies. The Helsinki-based band, consisting of bass player Niclas Etelävuori (ex-Amorphis), guitarist Linde Lindström (ex-HIM) and Polanski singer Anthony Pikkarainen, produced their upcoming gem of an album by themselves.
To make sure the heavy-hitting record receives the best final touches possible, the album was mixed in Austin, Texas by Tim Palmer, who has gained fame with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Pearl Jam, and had already previously worked with Daniel Lioneye and HIM.
The album was mastered by James Bacon in England. The physical albums are being distributed by Cargo Records UK and the digital albums by AWAL.
After receiving excellent reviews for their debut album None for One (2018), opening up to Alice In Chains in Helsinki and performing in all major festivals in their native Finland, Flat Earth are proud to present a new, passionate and strong album of nine killer tracks with a massive sound, insightful lyrics and head-banging riffs that are bound to feed the fire in rock enthusiasts, craving to see the band live.
Tracklisting: 1. Enough Abused 2. Adore 3. Every You 4: Brother 5. Draining By Your Flame 6. Neverhappy 7. Let It Rain 8. Motherfknway 9. Pinman
Australian dark death metal horde Golgothan Remains return with their cataclysmic sophomore LP "Adorned in Ruin", a thirty-minute weapon of absolute oblivion forged by the force of pure darkness and chaos.
This new full length offering sees the Sydney extreme metal cult heighten and elevate their own vision of a dark future-shaping death metal to its most devastating form yet, pushing the genre beyond a state of weaponized majesty and assembling an imposing and magnificent sonic beast shrouded in destruction and otherworldly atmospheres.
The band's staple onslaught of enveloping dissonance and unyielding intensity indeed reaches the pinnacle of its expression on "Adorned in Ruin", as various currents of black and death metal, old and new, are brought together by the band to create a transformative hellscape where futuristic and visionary atmospherics, sprawling songwriting and primeval violence are masterfully interwoven into omnipotent bedlam.
Animating the imploding intensity and cascading chaos harbored at the heart of the album, one can easily parce the mind-bending guitar abstractions reminiscent of modern masters like Ulcerate, Abyssal or Phobocosm, yet the work resonates vigorously with the wrath and feral abandon that made Immolation's or Deicide's early dark death metal such a bastion of chaos and darkness decades ago. It is this encompassing yet future-reaching and visionary approach to the death metal craft, leveraging various of its eras, which has yielded such a majestic and imposing beast of an album.
An intimidating dark death metal behemoth that emanates with an aura of apocalyptic immensity as it churns with the violence of godly destruction and feeds from the very depths of oblivion, casting monstrous shadows across a scorched wasteland and evoking visions of grandiose future wars and endless ruin devouring the earth.
Tracklisting: 1. Veneration of Carnal Blasphemy 2. A Shrouded Longing for Promethean Fire 3. Wandering Through Chambers of Deathlike Void 4. Opulent Incarnation of Persevering Torment 5. The Malign Hordes of Aborrence 6. Forgotten Lores of Hatred and Bloodshed 7. ...Of Morbid Blood and Serpent Skins 8. Void II: Towards the Joyless Elysium 9. On Lifeless Wings of Malice
Very limited vinyl pressing, 500 copies in a full colour single outer sleeve and full colour printed lyric inner sleeve, housing black and white smoke effect vinyl.
Two albums in and London’s Grave Lines, purveyors of ‘heavy gloom’ have already carved a unique niche in the myriad spheres of heavy music.
Now with their third album ‘Communion’ Grave Lines continue their exploration into the ugliness of the human condition, at the same time becoming a band that truly defies any pigeonhole.
In a nutshell ‘Communion’ is a violent descent of bile-soaked intensity spiralling between filth laden swagger, and fragile mournful lament. The album delves into the internal aloneness of existence and the failings of the human connection.
Owing as much to Bauhaus and Killing Joke as it does to Black Sabbath or Neurosis, there are moments of gut wrenching doomed up heaviness and bellowing noise rock, contrasting with ambient gothic passages and a thoughtful melancholy, to a create a powerful new chapter in their ceaseless journey through the gloom.
Tracklisting: Side A 1. Gordian 2. Argyraphaga 3. Lycaenid
Side B 1. Tachinid 2. Carcini 3. Broodsac 4. Sinensis