Friday, November 28, 2014

ABSTRACTER: Second Towering Full-length "Wound Empire" Out in February.

We're extremely proud and honored to announce the release of Abstracter's brand new second full-length album, in collaboration with An Out Recordings from Portland, Oregon. The album will be also available on 12" Vinyl LP through our amazing friends over at Fragile Branch Recordings (US), Vendetta Records (EU/DE), 7Degrees Records (EU/DE) and Shove Records (EU/IT), and through COF Records (Church Ov Fuck) (UK) as a limited edition hand-assembled CD.

A pre-order of the release will be live soon at the band's Bandcamp.
Stream the first track - Lightless - below, courtesy of CVLT Nation.

Crafted in near-seclusion over the past two years, Wound Empire is a forty-five minute hallucinating voyage into a frightening wasteland of complete darkness-ridden heaviness. Spread across four, ten minute-long, massive slabs of obliterating crusted blackened doom, this new album by the Oakland band showcases a massive expansion upon their previous sound as seen on their critically praised debut album, Tomb of Feathers (which was released on CD in 2012 on The Path Less traveled Records and on tape by us), and presents us with a greatly evolved and enhanced vision of Abstracter’s abyssal and crushing sound and of their grimness-injected sonic aesthetic.


01. Lightless (10:56)
02. Open Veins (09:45)
03. Cruciform (10:21)
04. Glowing Wounds (11:10)

(Total running time: 42 minutes)

Centered once again around the construction of lengthy, winding and abyssal build up and collapse progressions, Wound Empire this time also brings entirely new elements to the sonic palette of the band and of their staple massive and enveloping riffing, appearing to be driven by an almost insatiable darkness and by a sinister and primordial hunger for complete sonic annihilation....

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

AMERICAN: Coping With Loss.

Get ready to be tortured. american (spelled all lowercase) have finished recording their debut album, it will be called Coping With Loss, and will be released on August 19th 2014 on digital + limited edition cassette tape. You can already pre-order the release here.

Coping With Loss is a scary album to say the least. It's extremely ruinous and death-ridden sonic and conceptual aesthetic is something that you will rarely see around these days, and it's pulverizing and annihilating splicing of black metal, noise, industrial, hardcore and grind is so sadistic and vile that it will leave a path of complete and total savagery and cruelty in it's wake. Gracing the release will be beautiful artwork crafted for the band by Kevin Gan Yuen of Viraloptic and Sutekh Hexen fame. Track listing and artwork for the digital release are as follows:

Coping With Loss


01. Ritual Suicide (04:13)
02. Decedents (03:23)
03. Retinere (02:32)
04. Lamb to Slaughter (04:24)
05. Pulse Beating Slowly (03:28)
06. Solace in the Silence (04:23)
07. Coping With Loss and the Insurmountable Guilt of Existing (17:54)

Total running time: 00:40:17

american are an enigma of sorts. Two obscure and reclusive individuals from Virgina living quite some hours drive apart who get together when they can to bust out the meanest, filthiest, evil, most vile and corrosive blackened hardcore you can think of. The band has thus far relied solely on their own means and efforts to record and release their music, and are an extremely evasive and shy entity that has completely shied away from live activity or any other kind of spotlight,  and that is why we're absolutely flattered and fucking stoked that they have opened up to us and that they are down to work with us...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SUTEKH HEXEN: "Become" Cassette Tape Dropping in May.

We are extremely proud and humbled to work with Bay Area blackened noise cult, Sutekh Hexen to release one of their finest and most devastating works: Become EP, consisting of two towering tracks, a half hour of relentless, vile, and smoldering blackened bath of frequency worship.

Become showcases Sutekh Hexen doing what they do best: practicing their blackened craft of weaving rich sonic tapestries with electric guitar, field-recordings, vintage analog synthesis, unorthodox percussion and disembodied incantations.

Already available on vinyl LP via KOTM and the expanded CD edition will be coming out soon on Cold Spring, and now we present the final installment as a limited c30 via Sentient Ruin on May 20th 2014.


01. Five Faces of Decay (15:00)
02. The Voice : The Void (14:48)

Become was recorded in 2012 by the band it self here in Oakland, and is yet another incredible and otherworldly composition of blood-soaked madness that enhances further the bands frightening discography, which has now reached well over ten releases in less than five years.

Monday, February 24, 2014


American are a mysterious raw black metal/rabid punk duo hailing from Virgina. No live activity and an existence at the borderline of everything have turned this band into a frightening enigma. The band plays a blown out, emaciated and completely fucking annihilated blend of spastic hardcore/crust, screamo, black metal and noise, and their music is so corroded and consumed by decadence and ruin that no light whatsoever is allowed to shine in their hideous and desolated sonic vision.

The band have a mysterious new release coming our way, currently being recorded in complete secrecy that we're proud to announce we will be putting out on a TBA release date, most likely this summer. In the meantime you can listen to their latest release below to get an idea of what is coming. These are tracks from a split they did with the ambient/experimental band Crone.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Second Release: "Dopo L'Apnea" by Buioingola.

After self-releasing a cassette tape of our debut album, Tomb of Feathers, in 2012, we've made this imprint a serious deal and we'll start releasing stuff for our friends as well.

 First up is the debut album by italian gloomy and desolate crust-doom band Buioingola, from Pisa, Tuscany, titled Dopo L'Apnea.

This album is a monstrous slab of icy malevolence, inconsolable grimness, and crushing doom. These three guys have brought Bauhaus, The Cure, Neurosis, Yob and Amebix all under the same roof and the final result is nothing short than fucking gorgeous and annihilating.

The album was already self released on a limited edition digipack by the band and digitally on Bandcamp, and will be released digitally world wide and as a limited edition, home-made cassette tape by us, to start with in 100 hand numbered copies. The release date is April 1 2014.