Wednesday, October 31, 2018

"Visits From The Nighthag Part 1" by The Projectionist

Black Metal from Canada.

Release Date 31-October-2018.

The Projectionist (formerly Lord Matzigkeitus) is a project of pure Hellthundering black metal. Invoking spellcasting through isolation, and darkness.

Ever since laying the foundation of THE PROJECTIONIST in 2015, Lörd Matzigkeitus (Diabolus Amator, The Black Sorcery, Thy Sepulchral Moon, ex-Idolatry) and his tenebrous army have pushed the boundaries of black metal cult. Each release morphing to a new direction from its previous sonic hellscape under the cloak of his arcane, twisting and evolving voice.

“Visits from the NightHag Part 1” is the glorious theatrical third full length of the band, released via Appalachian Noise Records on vinyl LP format (in 3 different color variations, limited to 300 copies).

Lörd Matzigkeitus informs:

“Visits from the NightHag Part 1 is the first installment of the Projectionist’s two-part magnum opus. A jarring, unsettling concept album that unravels the story of a projectionist, accosted by night terrors that induce sleep paralysis so powerful his limbs are to be amputated. The vicious, cryptic NightHag covets what magics she knows him to possess. She will summon all the forces of hell to steal them from him and slaughter all he holds dear...”

Explore a masterpiece of subversive, haunting orchestrations, laid to waste by a building fury of raw black metal from the coldest reaches of the North. Told in the manner of a Shakespearean play with guest vocals from Caeser Tiberius (Ides of Winter), the arcane Aven Haunts and a funeral choir.

Black metal’s borders are being smashed down. Come venture beyond the walls of what was....

Digital and Vynil (The Projectionist, Appalachian Noise Records/Bandcamp)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

"Herbstwind" by Ka-tet

Black Metal/Dark Metal, Germany.

Released 28 October 2018

Herbstwind is the only debut album of this band from Thuringia, independently published in bandcamp this year, originally released in June 2013. Ka-tet, the name of the band and some of their lyrical content pays homage to Stephen King literature. The term Ka-tet is borrowed from the eight-volume cycle The Dark Tower, meaning a community of beings pursuing the same goal. Their music is dark and atmospheric and some how melancholic.

Their sound is characterized by a melancholy mood with acoustic guitar parts gently increasing and building into intense melodic profundity up to furious outbursts of the 8-string guitar. The complex drums and deep bass emphasise this dark atmosphere. The vocals vary from deep growls to high screaming and whispering, which gives the voice a great dynamic. Their expressive texts pick up topics that deal primarily with the depths of human existence.

Digital (Ka-tet/Bandcamp)

Band Members:
Charles: Guitars
Thomas: Vocals, Bass
Martin: Drums

Friday, October 26, 2018

"Illustra Nos" by Weltschmerz

Black Metal, Netherlands.

Release 26 October 2018.

Killer traditional sound of the 90's blended with some modern and progressive elements, fast, raw and aggressive style with lyrics covering philosophical and existentialism themes.

Weltschmerz is a Dutch black metal band known for their ferocious live performances. The band was founded in 2009 releasing several demos and its first full-length album in 2014 entitled Odium Humani Generis through Immortal Frost Productions. The band has since then been taking Europe by storm with live appearances in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Denmark and Switzerland.

Their second full-length "Illustra Nos" came out on October 26, 2018 through Redefining Darkness Records, check it out.

Digital and CD (Redefining Darkness Records/Bandcamp)

"Fragmente eines gebrochenen Lebens" by Stardust

Depressive Black Metal, Germany.

Released 26 October 2018.

After a series of demos, splits and a compilation "Fragmente eines gebrochenen Lebens" is Stardust full length debut album. Powerful atmospheric and dark depressive black metal where one travels through the agony and despair of a broken life and its turmoils. The band continues to create a consistently exciting, captivating and enchantingly beautiful soundscapes.

Digital and CD (Satrdust/Bandcamp & Wolfmond Production)

Band Members:
Nattestid: Vocals, Bass, Lyrics
Sarghas:  Guitars, Keyboards, Drums, Vocals (clean)
Nordmann: Bass, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards

"Servants of the Cold Night" by Andeis

Black Metal.

Released 26-October-2018

Andeis are a three man band that I’m not sure where they are from but their debut album “Servants of the Cold Night” came out through Fallen Empire Records…killer malevolent raw metal and chaotic atmospheres.

Band members:
Laignech - Vocals, Bass, Keyboard
Æolythe - Guitar
Verwoesting - Drums

Lyrics written in the ancient Gothic language by Laignech.

Digital and LP (Andeis & Fallen Empire/Bandcamp)

Monday, October 15, 2018

"Járnviðr" by Utstøtt

Epic/Pagan Black Metal from US.

Released 15 October 2018.

A duo from Portland that plays Viking and Epic Black Metal. They have released Járnviðr album through Celestial Oak Productions an album that explores the darker and lesser visited themes of ever-revered norse legends. The newest and darkest album from Utstøtt is written around the arcane and foreboding iron-gilded wood, Járnviðr.

This album was written from 2014-2016, and recorded over three years from 2015 to 2018, finally seeing release in October 2018.

Digital (Utstøtt/Bandcamp)

Band Members:
Navnløs: All Instruments, Vocals, Songwriting.
Stormning: Drums, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

"Spectral Heraldry" by Gitrog

Black Metal from Germany.

Released 13 October 2018

Gitrog is one man band founded by Schemen, the man behind all instruments, voices and lyrics.
Spectral Heraldry is the first album that came out on 13th of October and release on tape by Worship Tapes on 100 handnumbered, professionally manufactured cassettes and can also be purchased by ordering through

An excellent album with tons of variation on the vocals, with the music being dark, brooding and menacing.. really sick stuff I recommend.

Digital and Cassettes (Gitrog/Bandcamp and Worship Tapes)

Friday, October 12, 2018

"Credo" by Akitsa

Black Metal from Quebec, Canada.

"The new AKITSA album “Credo” is out now available on CD and can be streamed on Bandcamp, Spotify, and Apple Music (vinyl and cassette pre-orders through Hospital Productions will now ship early Dec). Quebec/Canada’s reigning most cult black metal band pretty much ever, AKITSA approach their 20th year as one of the most uncompromising, primal and singular underground black metal bands in the scene.  “Credo” is AKITSA’s most towering, violent, and hypnotic album yet and defines itself as 2018’s unparalleled black metal opus." (Profound Lore Records)

Release Date October 2018.

Digital and CD (Akitsa, Bandcamp and Profound Lore Records)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

"Unbound" by Sargeist

Black Metal/Melodic Black Metal from Finland.

Released Date October 2018.

"...‘Unbound’ is both important and imposing as a black metal album in 2018 for its undeniable melodic scent and violently classic expression. It is poignant reminder of the effective thrust and utter nihilistic furor that black metal holds without complication or feigned modernism. Beyond what Sargeist represent in black metal’s torrid landscape of indifference and parody ‘Unbound’ is a vital and energetic guitar album that channels and distills the undying will of man to destroy everything vital for his existence and for that reason I have to highly recommend it. The experience and composition are both undeniably brilliant..." (by Grizzly Butts Review)

Digital and CD (W.T. C. Productions, Bandcamp)

Sunday, October 7, 2018

"Rinascita" by Homselvareg

Black Metal from Italy.

Released October 2018.

This North Italian horde have unleashed their third full length album "Rinascita", a very powerful an impressive misanthropic assault of blasting drum work and fast ferocious guitar riffs in hand with great melodies and atmospheres. A brilliant release not to be missed.

Band Members:
Plague - Voice
Bazzy Mogan - Guitar
Gerion - Bass
Nioin - Drum
Vestigian - Guitar

Digital and CD (Throats Productions, Bandcamp)*s-R

Thursday, October 4, 2018

"F.E.R.T." by Baise Ma Hache

Black metal band from Savoie, French alpes.

Frappez, Entrez, Rompez Tout!!! (Hit, Enter, Break All) with their vicious war anthems!

Release Date September 2018.

Band Members:
Thorwald (Singer & lyrics)
Jon (all instruments)

Digital and CD Digipack (Baise Ma Hache, Bandcamp and Hammerbolt Productions)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

"Exitium" by Primaire

Raw Black Metal from Germany.

Primaire is a new formation of veterans from Bavaria (featuring members of Anencephaly, HateCult of the Cunt, Lower Than Zero, Ysbryd and Blutwald) who just unleashed this year their debut album "Exitium" on  2nd-October-2018. What first grabbed my attention was the great art-cover of the album created by Astaroth Cerebre and it didn't disappoint when I hit the play. Primaire plays traditional raw black metal, fierce and powerful with dynamic catchy riffs but also with excellent dark atmospheres and melodies the most elitists will approve off. Their themes are based on anti-religion, death and hate. The only negative is their tracks are perhaps a bit short but on the bright side it won't bore you and is what makes you crave for more!

Recorded between January and March 2018 at Khold Hell Studios Augsburg
Music and Lyrics by Gestalt | Omega written by Nihil
Artwork by Astaroth Cerebre | Logo by Pest Designs
Photo by H. Photography

Line up:
Nihil - Guitars
Kadaver - Drums
Gestalt - Guitars
Khaos - Bass
Isengrin - Vocals

Digital format/merchandise (Primaire, Bandcamp)