Releases February 22 2018
“Collapse”and “Darkness”; two facets of sorrow, two sides of extreme doom metal, two long songs combined into one monumental split album. England’s Eye of Solitude offers”Collapse,” a marching doom track shrouded in a thick smoky atmosphere, and carrying the grandeur of the band’s latest offerings. Of equal crushing proportion, Belgium’s Marche Funèbre presents “Darkness,” an epic doom-death track that combines their signature blend of riff and growl, along with powerful melodies and clean vocal passages.Clocking at approximately 30 minutes, this dual offering should please fans of extreme doom metal, and mark a new chapter in the lives of both bands as they embark on their first North American tour.
This Eye of Solitude/Marche Funèbre split album will be released by Hypnotic Dirge Records and Cimmerian Shade Recordings, in a 6-panel digipack edition of 500 copies, on February 22, 2018. The bleak artwork was created by multi-instrumentalist Daniel Neagoe (Eye of Solitude, Clouds, Shape of Despair, Pantheist).
The cult of sorrow has never been so vivid.
1 – Eye of Solitude – Collapse (16:14)
2 – Marche Funèbre – Darkness (14:11)
Eye of Solitude:
Daniel Neagoe – Vocals
Chris Davies – Bass
Steffan Gough – Guitar
Remco Verhees – Drums
Dennis Lefebvre – Drums
Peter Egberghs – Guitars (lead), Vocals (additional)
Kurt Blommé – Guitars (rhythm)
Arne Vandenhoeck – Vocals (lead)
Boris Iolis – Bass
CSR is proud to announce joining forces with Spanish Death Metal band Sönambula.
Rapha Decline, one of the founding members of Typhareth (the band formed in Bilbao in 1994)
decides to put aside his personal project called Decline to join other musicians and give
birth to a new band: Sönambula, consisting of Maider (drummer), Rapha (guitar and vocals)
and Estrella (bass).
Taking the death metal bands from the end of the 80s and beginning of the 90s as a reference,
Sönambula is born rawly, heavily and darkly, with songs that can remind us at some moments
of bands such as Winter, Necrophagia, Autopsy, Asphyx, Entombed, etc.
They soon enter the studio in order to record their first work in the form of an EP called
HILEN ARGIA; a humble recording that captures the essence of their death metal sound:
simple, heavy, dirty, with a remarkable darkness: their own particular brand. The EP
immediately drew the attention of the recording label Base Record, who took charge of its
edition and release to the underground sewers. Countless media have shown interest in it and,
trying to describe the sound of Sönambula, several labels have been used, such as Death, Black,
Sludge, or Doom, but there’s something all of them agree with: it’s a raw and dark sound.
Since their beginning in 2015, the band has given numerous shows across the Spanish land: Sala
Tunk, Moon Rock, Sentinel, Darkness, Utopia, Morgui, La Calleja, Infernu, Mogambo,
Frenopatico, Santana, Nave Atmoshphera 0, Nave Bunker, Stage Live Bilbao.
Halfway through February, they enter TyK studios in order to record their new work, which
will be named SECUELA and will be edited by the label Base Record at the beginning of April.
10 songs recorded along just two days. The album is made up of the 4 songs in the EP and 6 new
ones. This time production reflects more precisely the sound that the band plays live, it being
thicker and more brutal.
Currently, the band is writing what will be their second album; that’s why the live appearances
have decreased. However, in one of their latest dates they have supported the legendary band
Master as they have played in Bilbao.
SECUELA will be reissued in cassette, vinyl and CD formats.
Sönambula‘s second album will be released in late 2018 in cassette, vinyl and CD formats.
Hilen Argia EP 2014
Ten strong releases from PRC Music!
DEAD TEMPLE – Cult Of Acid
Doom Metal from Denver Colorado. Released March 23, 2015.
E-FORCE – Demonikhol
Thrash Metal from France. Includes former Voivod member Eric Forrest.
HYBREED CHAOS – Entombed In dark Matter
Brutal Death Metal from Montreal, Canada. Released June 9, 2017.
ICE DRAGON – Tome Of The Future Ancients
Stoner/Doom Metal from Boston, Massachusetts. Released March 20, 2012.
LOUSY RIDERS – Orphans
Stoner/Sludge Metal from Toronto Canada. Released March 11, 2017.
NAPALM RAID – 2010-2015 (compilation)
The complete studio discography from the Canadian gods of Crust!
NOCTURNAL HOLLOW – The Nuances Of Death
Death Metal from Venezuela. Released September 29, 2017.
OVERTHRASH – Until Death
Old school thrash metal from Brazil. Re-issued and re-mastered with a brand new lay out.
PYRRHON – Running Out Of Skin
NYC-based experimental outfit.Released March 15, 2016.
WHIPSTRIKER – Only Filth Will Prevail
Speed Metal from Brazil. Released July 27, 2016.
Almost three after the release of their three song EP “Atum”, DUSKBURN are returning with a savage new full-length: “Serpentide”. With “Serpentide”, DUSKBURN have returned to the brutal Doom Metal of their earlier days. Instead of the more laid back approach taken on “Atum”, “Serpentide” delivers an ugly crunching kick to the head with each riff and does not let up for the entire length of the album. However, like “Atum”, “Serpentide” is meticulously crafted and does not rest on its meaty riff laurels but makes room for plenty of heady songwriting.
Don’t miss out on this Doom Metal opus!
Digital release date: Friday February 2, 2018.
Limited edition cassette release date: To be decided
CSR is proud to announce that we will be joining forces with the incredicly dynamic music ensemble known as TARANTIST to bring their upcoming album to the streets.
Formed in 2000 by a group of young underground metal heads, TARANTIST originated in the basement alternative rock and heavy metal scenes in their native Tehran, Iran. Having to perform secretly-but-loudly often proved to be difficult, but after sparking a following via word of mouth in the underground, the band soon began to garner international recognition. Within just a few years, international media correspondents inspired by their story (including BBC, SKY, CNN, NPR, Metal Hammer and Kerrang) started visiting Tehran to meet and talk with TARANTIST. These news reports and articles aided TARANTIST in cultivating a worldwide following – motivating the band to relocate to the United States Los Angeles in 2008.
Although remaining positive, TARANTIST quickly found that they weren’t able to fully escape the pressures they faced back home, stemming from “not being Muslim enough”. Once they arrived in the United States, they experienced opposite – uncomfortable stereotypes and assumptions directed at them simply based on their culture and/or how they looked – all the while never practicing religion in the first place. Determined, TARANTIST didn’t let this slow them down. After growing some roots in North America, the band was invited to play several festivals like SXSW, CMJ, Canadian Music Week and Intergalactic Fest. TARANTIST quickly added to their touring repertoire, performing on the same stages as Metallica, Motörhead, Stone Temple Pilots, Muse, Cheap Trick, Voivod, Sum 41, My Ruin, Ben Harper and many more.
Similar to what their name suggests (tarantism is defined as a mania characterized by an uncontrollable impulse to dance, popularly attributed to the bite of the tarantula), TARANTIST‘s music is energetic and keeps the listener moving and headbanging, incorporating a true heavy metal sound mixed with exotic, Iranian flavor. The band’s lyricism focuses on themes of anti-extremism, anti-corporate system, human rights and support thereof – including women’s rights, religious rights, and freedom of expression in the arts.
Regarding their last release, “Not A Crime”, bassist/vocalist Arash says, “Instead of writing and singing in English like we usually do, for Not A Crime, we decided to sing/write in Farsi because we felt we need to pay our dues to the Farsi-speaking community and make history with something like this. The kids of Iran (like everywhere else) are being brainwashed by the propaganda and state media. We feel the new generation needs a fresh and uncensored source of awareness, un-diluted music and content, and original material. With this album, we aim to raise awareness regarding human rights issues/violations, freedom of expression in art and music, as well as educating the society and new generation through the story of our lives and what we’ve been through as of today. If interested, all of our lyrics are available in English at www.tarantist.com.
Musically, we’ve incorporated some traditional Persian instruments (Zarb, Santoor), with electric guitars, bass, synths and heavy riffs. Like always, we strive to create combination of new sounds and tones in a groovy way that we ourselves love!”
TARANTIST is currently hard at work writing and recording demos for their new release later in 2018.
Arash – bass guitar, vocals (producer, music, lyrics)
Arsy – guitars
MadMetal – vocals, lyrics
Aidin – guitars, vocals
Tarantism EP 2006
Tarantism Full-length 2008
Distorted Brains Full-length 2010
Not a Crime Full-length 2017
We are proud to announce the addition of six fantastic Darknagar Records titles to the store:
Altra Hora – Via Combusta
Melodic Death/Black Metal from Russia. Themes: Philosophy, Mythology and Religion. Released as a jewel case with 12-page booklet August 30, 2012 through Darknagar Records.
Exhumation – Symbol Of Fear
Melodic Death Metal based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Released February 17, 2017 by Metal Race Records and Darknagar Records. Jewel case includes 6-panel insert.
Necroheresy – Asylum
Death/Thrash Metal based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Themes include: Blasphemy, Heresy, Insanity and War. Released June 16, 2017. Jewel case with 8 page booklet.
Sculptor – Pact With The Doomed
Death/Doom Metal from Rasskazovo, Russia. Themes include: Death, Hate, Depression. Active since 2007, “Pact With The Doomed” was released February 15, 2013 on Darknagar Records as a limited edition 6-panel digipak with an 8-page booklet.
Shturm – Karmaruna
Death/Heavy Metal from Krasnodar, Russia. Active since 2003, they are currently signed to Darknagar Records. Themes include Tibetan Mythology and Buddhism. “Karmaruna” was released April 18, 2012 as a 16-page Digibook
Signist – Of Worlds Endtimely Enshadowed
Melodic Death Metal from Kazakhstan/Russia. Released August 5, 2017 through Narcoleptica Productions, More Hate Productions, Darknagar Records and Dark Front Productions.
Bestialord’s ‘Law Of The Burning’ is now available for pre-order at the CSR Bandcamp. Release Date: January 1 2018
Bestialord was formed in Wichita, Kansas by Mark Anderson (Manilla Road, Sanctus Infernum) and Chris Johnson (Sanctus Infernum) in October 2016. Rob Harris was soon added on bass and after several months of writing the band entered Red Cat Recording Studio in early 2017, ultimately emerging with their debut album “Law of the Burning”. Their style of Occult Horror Doom is inspired by a blend of influences including Black Sabbath, Celtic Frost, Candlemass, Morbid Angel, and Merciful Fate just to name a few.
Mark Anderson – Vocals & Guitar
Rob Harris – Bass
Chris Johnson – Drums
The Doom That Came
All Fall Down
Law Of The Burning
I Am Pain
Loathed Be Thy Name
Above The Vaulted Sky
What Is The End
Length – 40:12
Official site: https://www.facebook.com/Bestialord-1353079071382901/
Band e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CSR is pleased to have GERGOVIA join the label for the one-man band’s upcoming full-length.
GERGOVIA is a French one-man Black Metal band formed in 2004 by the multi-instrumentalist Necron. Based in the Arvernian region, Necron composes his music without the constraints of a band:
No compromise with other musicians, simple compositions and direct recordings made in his own studio: the Endless Sound Studios.
GERGOVIA‘s music is straightforward, relentless and ferocious Black Metal that stays true to its roots.
In September 2004, the first demo « Déclaration de guerre » is out,
Which allows GERGOVIA to solicit labels.
April 2005 : out of the album « Déclaration de Guerre » CCP Records
April 2006 : « Coulée de Lave » CCP Records
June 2007 : « Si vis pacem para bellum » Occultum Productions
September 2008 : « Memento mori » Endless Sound Records (ESR)
October 2009 : « Comme le christ sur la croix » ESR
December 2010 : « Silence ! » ESR
April 2012 : « Morituri te salutant » ESR
June 2015 : « Au crépuscule des glaces » Self-released (Bandcamp)
March 30 2016, GERGOVIA re-records, and reissues all these old albums on the Bandcamp page.
CSR is proud to announce the joining of forces with Epic Death Metal duo Blutfeld.
Blutfeld hails from the darkest and dread forests of Sweden. The band was established in 2015 with Daniel T on vocals and keyboards, and Lord Flabriel handling the guitar and bass duties. After some time to work on their own Death Metal vision, they were able to compile enough material for their debut EP, which soon caught the interest of CSR due their unique sound and creativity. From their inception, Blutfeld’s intention was to play unique Epic Death Metal, and under this banner it will be carried high throughout the future.
The release of their debut EP is scheduled for Summer 2018 and will be available in vinyl, CD and digital formats.
In a brief review and feature of track “I” from Until The Sky Dies‘ upcoming debut Blueprint For The Year Zero, No Clean Singing shares their thoughts on this “highly idiosyncratic and unpredictable music”.
Until The Sky Dies is the latest project of prolific musician Clint Listing (Grizzle, Long Winters Stare, As All Die, Broken Hands for Brilliant Minds and Black Depths Grey Waves). While employing a familiar mixture of ingredients from Clint’s other projects, Until The Sky Dies stands alone when considering the forward-thinking way Avant-garde Metal, Doom Metal, Post Hardcore, along with Industrial and Electronic elements are combined to form a truly unique sound. Ryan Michalski (Cosmic Punch) contributed lead guitar and drums while Clint filled out the rest of the sound.
Until The Sky Dies’ debut, The Year Zero Blueprint, consists of eight solid tracks of bold audio exploration. The Year Zero Blueprint was recorded and engineered by Ryan at RPM Studios in Tampa FL. The mastering process was handled by J. Stillings (Steel Hook Prostheses, Metaconqueror, Pharoid, Vermin) at Steel Hook Audio Mastering.
Clint Listing:Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Effects
Ryan Michalski: Lead Guitar, Drums, Synth
Recorded and engineered by Ryan Michalski at RFM Studios Tampa FL.
Mastered by J. Stillings at Steel Hook Audio Mastering
Art, layout and design: Lindsay Kerr.
Track I is now streaming on Bandcamp. Pre-order now!Releases October 31.
Until The Sky Dies‘ The Year Zero Blueprint available on CD
Until The Sky Dies‘ The Year Zero Blueprint available on LP.