Review of the Cosmic Void Ritual tape.
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Today, Blood Harvest Records sets November 10th as the international release date for Serpentrance's debut mini-album, The Besieged Sanctum, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
Originally released as a limited-edition cassette in early 2015, The Besieged Sanctum introduced this Russian cult to the international underground with a lurking menace. Comprised of members hailing from such elite hordes as Pseudogod, Ill Omened, and Sickrites, Serpentrance create a swirling, sulfurous maelstrom of ritualistic black/death trance. Both seemingly improvised and militantly martial, The Besieged Sanctum heaves its hulking mass in a deceptively doomed manner: always a sense of vertigo engulfs the listener, no matter the tempo - from sub-atomic crawl to blastbeaten bestiality - and textures bleed in and out like a lingering fog. Now amended with an exclusive bonus track, the 31 minutes comprising this new Blood Harvest version creates a gestating womb of eldritch dread and incantory solemnity.
Enter The Besieged Sanctum with Serpentrance.
Now taking pre-orders for the following titles.
TEMPLE OF EVIL – The 7th Awakening 12″LP
SERPENTRANCE – The Besieged Sanctum MCD
And since a while, these are also up for pre-order.
MALLEUS – Storm of Witchcraft CD
CRYPTIC FOG – Staring Through the Veil CD
TOMB MOLD – The Bottomless Perdition / The Moulting CD
RUIN – Drown In Blood 12″LP
COSMIC VOID RITUAL – The Excreted Remains of the Sabatier System MC
ENSEPULCHER – No Sanctity In Death MC
DRAGHKAR – World Unraveled MC
GLOAM – Death is the Beginning 12”EP/MCD
OSSUARY INSANE – Demonize The Flesh 12″LP
OCULUS – The Apostate of Light MC/CD/2x12"LP
TAPHOS NOMOS // URÐUN – R.i.p CD
(A somewhat delayed announcement. But never the less!)
Blood Harvest Records sets October 27th as the international release date for Cryptic Fog's highly anticipated debut album, Staring Through the Veil, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
Hailing from the American Midwest, Cryptic Fog are one of the death metal underground's true, as-yet-discovered gems. To date, the band have only a demo to their name, from their very beginnings in 2009, but they've been patient and plying away at their trade to craft to twisted majesty of Staring Through the Veil. Based around the songwriting duo of guitarist/bassist Dave Bennett and drummer Dan Klein, with Klein handling all vocals, together they have delivered a work that ably balances aggression and atmosphere, performance and production.
While grounded firmly in the long-running traditions of death metal on both sides of the Atlantic - thus, Tampa as much as Stockholm - Cryptic Fog aren't afraid to blacken to a crisp their percolating compositions, which explode and retract and then twist further, only to explode into another angle, always offering the listener some new diabolical construct to warp the mind. And yet, for however serpentine the five songs comprising Staring Through the Veil may be (read: THEY'RE EPIC), the band manage to skillfully revisit and reiterate motifs, making the 46-minute album truly a journey but, above all, a highly memorable one. And that's to say nothing of the gleaming-yet-grimy production - as clear and precise as the playing, but maintaining the same gnarliness that underpins the album's lyrical themes.
While they seek to eventually have a working live lineup, Cryptic Fog have at least managed to deliver a work that'll stand the test of time, as a monument to the boundless power and imagination as the death metal artform. Begin Staring Through the Veil and take your first steps toward an unforgettable journey!
Today, Blood Harvest Records sets October 27th as the international release date for the highly anticipated debut album of America's Malleus, Storm of Witchcraft, on CD, 12" vinyl, and cassette tape formats.
(Vinyl & Cassette release dates t.b.a.)
Originally self-released during the autumn of 2016 but only digitally and on tape, so enthralled by Malleus' endlessly headbanging filth was Blood Harvest that the label just HAD to release it on ALL physical formats! Like a relic from a lost time, Storm of Witchcraft rages forward on a rusty 'n' crusty axis of Hellhammer, debut-era Bathory, and early Celtic Frost. However familiar it may sound on paper - and in execution, more so - Malleus nevertheless evince an engaging elan that's equal parts devilish fun and all-out evil, splitting the difference between alcoholocaustic gallop and dread-inducing downtempos. And it's aptly titled, too: Storm of Witchcraft possesses that ancient, old-world aura that puts this safely beyond simple "party music." No matter how you choose to process it, Storm of Witchcraft is a poisonous first strike for Malleus!
"Engulfed in Obscurity" on Spotify!
Now up for Preorder!
TOMB MOLD - The Bottomless Perdition / The Moulting CD
Release date: Oct.13th, 2017.
Compiling both these amazing and long sold out Demo-tapes on one disc!
Vinyl edition coming later! Announcement to follow.
More Blood Harvest releases up for pre-order!
COSMIC VOID RITUAL - The Excreted Remains of the Sabatier System MC
ENSEPULCHER - No Sanctity In Death MC
DRAGHKAR - World Unraveled MC
SUFFERING HOUR at Maryland Deathfest 2018!
...and one of my current favorites, my neighbors Phrenelith!
Here's another preview, the title track of OCULUS upcoming debut album, The Apostate Of Light!
I will be out of the country between July 27th and August 9th.
All yet unshipped orders and orders paid before July 26th will go out before I leave.
Review in German.
PLEASE READ BEFORE E-MAILING ASKING ABOUT YOUR ORDER!!
Due to the vast amount of pre-orders for the SUFFERING HOUR, CONTAMINATED, ATAVISMA, VEHEMENT records, I am a bit behind on mail-order activities.
Pretty much all pre-orders have been shipped out.
We are trying to catch up on orders in general as well as shipping out stuff in chronological order.
Your order is not forgotten or ignored...
At the moment I am still handling all Blood Harvest activities as a one-man operation...
I also have a full-time job, family and bands...in other words a life beside all the record madness ;)
There's a lot of major changes in motion with the label/mail-order. All of positive nature.
Thanks to everyone who (pre)ordered. Your support is very much appreciated!