Void Omnia is a five-member black metal outfit from Oakland, USA, created in 2013 and bringing together former members of Apocryphon, Mutilation Rites and Tombs among others.
This is their first full-length album album is a typical example of the quality the releases from the American north have in recent years.
Void Omnia are, in terms of atmosphere, one of those bands who although are diligent students of both classic diabolical Scandinavian sound and the naturalistic US and Canadian black metal, their own atmosphere is not built with eerie, naked 90’s riffs nor with ambient and natural sound themes.
It’s rather based on well-written and well-played guitar riffs that create a sense of melancholic paranoia, a constant state of emotional over-stimulation.
Add storming blast-beat and a very talented singer in the mix and you have “Dying Light”. Cover art is the work of designer and cartoonist Glenn Schon.
Tracklisting: 1. Remanence Of A Ghost Haunt 2. Fallowed Remembrance 3. Singularity 4. Of Time 5. Emptied Heartless
"Hymn To Eternal Death" is the new full length from Maso Yamazaki's (aka Japanese noise legend Masonna) "Controlled Death" project. Nearly an hour of new material, composed as a multi-format release mixing the echo-saturated death electronics style with funereal organ and synthesizer music.
Special 40th anniversary legacy CD edition of legendary 1981 LP Dedicated To Peter Kurten originally released on fluorescent green vinyl, now a highly sought-after collector’s item.
Even more so than with the earlier Erector, its transgressive themes and wild electronic harshness became a critical defining influence on, indeed often template for, the noise and power electronics genres of the mid/late 80s and long beyond.
This brand new Susan Lawly legacy reissue CD features a beautiful 12pp booklet packed with photos, information, plus the original LP inserts and artwork.
The third release in Fu Manchu’s 30th Anniversary vinyl reissue series, Return To Earth 91-93 Deluxe Edition, is the first ever update to this legendary compilation of the band’s earliest singles.
These songs are the only ones recorded with the band’s original lead guitarist, Scott Votaw, as well as the only ones recorded as a three piece of the original core line-up of Scott Hill (vocals/guitar), Mark Abshire (bass) and Ruben Romano (drums).
Return To Earth 91-93 Deluxe Edition features the 9 songs from the original release including the first version of fan favorite, “Ojo Rojo,” plus 2 newly discovered tracks that have never been heard before: “Ford-Natic” and an early version of “Shine It On,” which was later re-recorded for their debut album.
All songs were remixed by Scott Hill along with the band’s current producing partner, Jim Monroe (Adolescents, Channel 3, Ignite) and remastered by Carl Saff for optimum fidelity.
This limited edition 2,000 unit LP run is pressed on neon purple vinyl and the newly designed gatefold package includes never before seen photos of the band and flyers from their early shows.
The limited edition 1,000 unit CD run also features the updated art and a digital specific remaster.
Tracklisting: 1. Don’t Bother Knockin’ (If This Van’s Rockin’) 2. Ford-Natic 3. El Don 4. Pick-Up Summer 5. Ojo Rojo 6. Pinbuster 7. Senioritis 8. Shine It On 9. Simco 10. Space Sucker 11. Vankhana (Rollin’ Rooms)
Available on Gold 180 gram vinyl Minneapolis psych-rockers Magic Castles are back with a new LP, “Sun Reign”, making an exciting return after founder and songwriter Jason Edmonds’ suffered a near fatal car accident in November 2019.
Magic Castles are well-versed in the ways of psychedelically-inclined folk-rock. Edmonds’ smooth vocal harmonies float above the guitars, creating a lush, almost Byrds-esque soundscape. The layered arrangements incorporate Farfisa organ, synths, and dreamy string arrangements.
Sun Reign is the band’s fourth release on Anton Newcombe's label ‘A’ Recordings Ltd. Ironically similar to BJM, the Magic Castles have been plagued by lineup changes over the years. Due to this and other factors, in 2016, Edmonds, a single father, decided to take a short hiatus from regular live shows and touring to focus on his family.
During that time, (2016-2019) Edmonds, an introverted multi-instrumentalist, continued to record new material in his studio, and also record with a new band at Neil Weir’s studio Blue Bell Knoll, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The results of these sessions are the current release, “Sun Reign”.
Tracklisting: 1. Sunburst 2. Lost Dimension 3. Ode to the Wind 4. Asuras 5. World of Time 6. Valley of Nysa 7. Magna Mater 8. Surmise 9. Gates of the Sun 10. Relax Your Mind