Product information "DISMINDED - The Vision CD + Shirt Bundle"
From the abysses of the soul!
The third album by the German death metallers, mixed and mastered by scene icon Harris Johns.
A no-frills ode to the melodic old school death metal of the nineties. 10 songs full of fervour and devotion with dragging, almost everything rolling down melodies, blast speed parts, pleading and swearing growls and screams - and all that in a contemporary garment, without pandering to "modern" genre characteristics. "The Vision" is a musical statement performed without compromise, which will make fans of the genre click their tongues!
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A Death Metal Veteran ...
Abomination were founded in 1987 and quickly made it out of the Chicago haze, also thanks to Paul Speckmann, who made a lot of steam and steered the ship precisely on course. Many tours followed. Since 2011, the band has only been performing sporadically, as Paul Speckmann is focusing on his other baby "Master". Nevertheless, it is important that an album like this one is made available. Originating in the primordial soup of the death metal movement, one can confidently speak of a valuable piece of music history.
01. The Choice
02. Murder, Rape, Pillage And Burn
04. Redeern Deny
06. Suicidal Dreams
07. Life And Death
08. Victim Of The Future
09. Tunnel Of Damnation
11. Impending Doom
Abyss of Hel was originally founded as a one-man-project by ex-Thrudvangar guitarist Daniel Stromayer. In the course of time, however, the idea quickly matured to give the whole thing more space and the current quintet gained shape and profile. The musical roots are more in American Death Metal, but also Progressive, Punk and Electro influences are found in the arrangements and unite to a modern, melodic and at the same time dark wall of sound.
The present debut album "Into The Abyss" depicts in terms of content the course of the mental breakdown of a man, his descent into the abyss and its realization of an irrevocable reality. The oppressive theme is carried by the intense, provocative and also melodramatic lyrics, which are performed both clean and with haunting growls.
The 10 songs were mixed by Lars Rettkowitz (Freedom Call), while Achim Köhler/Indiscreet Audio (among others Amon Amarth, Avantasia, Powerwolf) is responsible for the mastering. With this mature album, Abyss In Hel present surely one of the most surprising and impressive debuts of the year.
Melodic Death Metal Metal
Melodic Death Metal as Melodic Death Metal can be, for all fans of Gates Of Ishtar, Defleshed, God Dethroned, early In Flames, early Dark Tranquillity, Night In Gales...
These are the words that describe Across The Burning Sky best. The Nordic Death Metallers have been in the business for around 20 years, being active in several bands and projects. Maybe you know them. Maybe not.
They mention any names, because it’s not about names and people, it’s about the music!
With „The End Is Near“ they provide an album where you will find melodies, melodies, melodies and Death Metal. Fast. Slow.
On this album the band has captured the feeling of the beginning of this genre in the Nineties. A rough and intense production meets the rockin' charm of a live recording. Without claiming to be flawless, but always kicking asses!
For the mastering they worked together with "Pluto" at MegaWimpSound which is also known for his work for Primordial, Necrophobic, War From A Harlots Mouth, Aeternus, Blood Red Throne and other.
Powerful and merciless!
If you include the predecessor band E 605, Act Of Creation are almost one of the veterans of the German death metal scene since the mid-nineties. After the split of E605 guitarist Carsten Schluch didn't hesitate to start a new beginning with Act Of Creation. With "The Uncertain Light" in 2020 the fourth longplayer under this name is now available.
The four guys around female singer Jess prove that they are serious about it and serve us on 10 songs an energetic mixture of merciless thrash and emotional Melodic Death Metal, with which the band could gain a loyal live audience in the last years.
The drums for "The Uncertain Light" were recorded in the legendary Kohlekeller Studios, while the rest was set up in the Cursed Studios. Mix and mastering was done by Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Exhumer, Caliban, a.o.), while the impressive artwork by Timon Kokott finished the great new album visually.
01. The Burning Place
02. Break New Ground
03. Violet Red
05. Sector F
07. State Of Agony
08. Confused Illusion
10. The Uncertain Light
running time: 54:22 min
Under the sign of desire!
Formed shortly before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in autumn 2019, the quintet from Styria has taken up the cause of quite classic, partly symphonic melodic death metal with haunting female vocals.
In spring 2020, Felix Gschier (DARKFALL), the singer's older brother, joined the band and take over bass, vocals and also parts of songwriting, thus driving the work on their debut album, which will be released in November 2021 via Black Sunset / MDD.
The content of the album deals with multi-layered topics ranging from social criticism to environmental events and mental illness. The album was recorded and produced by Thomas Reinisch at Redhead Studios, with Philipp Wilfinger / Audiophil responsible for mastering.
By the way, "Adiant" is an old Celtic term, which is owed to the Celtic sacrificial sites and excavation sites in Styria and means something like "wish" or "desire". Well, at least the wish for a first-class album has been fulfilled the band itself and the listeners with "Killing Dreams".
2. Killing Dreams
3. Hiding Place
4. Give Us A Voice
5. Beloved Distance
7. Burning Bridges
10. Witches Dance
running time: 36:37 min
Pure Fucking Heavy Metal!
Aeonblack, founded in 2003, present their second longplayer "The Time Will Come", on which they not only hold up the flag of traditional heavy metal, but are obviously willing to breathe new life into this genre. Because if you think of "traditional heavy metal" as old-fashioned fare, then you'd better get warm!
"The Time Will Come" offers a massive wall of sound on 11 songs with powerful aggressive riffing, two-part guitars and classic melodic to scream-like vocals, which are performed with a joy of playing as if the quartet had sprung from a fountain of youth. A real punch of power and rawness with sophisticated arrangements and great songs, which already have the potential to become classics of their genre. The album is not only an ode to Heavy Metal - it simply IS "Pure Fucking Heavy Metal"!
"The Time Will Come" was recorded at Cube Studio in Lörrach by the band, before mastermind Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Magnum) did the mixing and mastering at Humble Studio in Karlsruhe (Sinner, Khymera, Primal Fear, a.o.)
01. Specter In Black
02. I Won’t Think About Tomorrow
03. 1999 Annihilation Overture
04. The Time Will Come
05. Warriors Call
06. No Man’s Land
07. The Phantom Of Pain
09. Fire Wheels
10. Raw, Loud And Furious
11. When The Darkness Falls
running time: 53:04 min
Old school meets modern extreme!
ALL LIFE ENDS from switzerland, founded in 2006, have always offered their listeners a mixture of pure, heavy, old-school death with influences of modern extreme metal and have since inspired metalheads who love uncompromising death metal with technical but also traditional influences with melodic parts and sophisticated guitar solos.
The release of their 2020 full-length debut "The Plague of Man" coincided with the beginning of the Covid pandemic, which meant that a planned tour through Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic had to be cancelled. However, the band were not idle during the pandemic and used the time to work on the successor "Miscreation", which is now available here.
With a brute sound and extremely impressive artwork, "Miscreation", which was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö, promises to be a real highlight for fans of the genre.
They Bleeding for Thrash!
Andralls was formed in the capital city of São Paulo state (Brazil) in 1998. Musically, the goal of the group was to play fast and aggressive Thrash Metal that they called 'Fasthrash'. Getting to their sixth studio album, "Bleeding for Thrash", the trio went through problems during the writing process, when Alex Coelho was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which held back the beginning of recordings. However with calm and attitude, Alex took the decision to keep writing while he started to prepare for the treatment, surgery and all other proceedings to the tumor's extraction. He was unable to sing for about six months and had to practically relearn how to sing, to record the album. Today, he is cured and yelling more than ever!
Recorded at Papiris Studio (SP) with producer Caio Monfort, "Bleeding For Thrash" was written "in the old-fashioned way" by jamming with drums and guitar, curiously inside the same room where the band started playing, around 1993/94. The result is an outstanding Thrash Metal album, but has touches of Death, Punk, traditional Metal, Industrial and even Country Music references in one of the tracks.
The album has again a rather aggressive, technical, dirty and fast Touch, as it always was. In addition to the regular 11 songs there are 2 bonus tracks on the record in the form of live recordings from „SWR Barrosselas Metalfest 2018“.
The spanish Thrashers ANGELUS APATRIDA (spanish for homeless angels) were founded in 2000 and come from the idyllic town of Albacete, a place where you would most likely not expect as home base of a Thrash Metal band. Tours with e.g. Arch Enemy, Warbringer, Skeletonwitch or 3 Inches Of Blood placed the four boys on the map and quickly became known to every Thrasher of the second generation. The first internationally released album „Clockwork“, which was released on June 21st 2010 cemented their status into the Thrash Metal scene.
The reviews were overwhelmed and the band presented themself on stage like a dervish. Incomprehensibly this gem of an album disappeared from the market. For years this Thrash Metal Monster was only available on the second hand market. This had to be stopped and this is why we present you this official Re-Rlelease of „Clockwork“. The bonus track of the limited first edition from this release we include also. I think you gonna like this „Be Quick Or Be Dead“ Cover-Version of Iron Maiden.
Make sure you put this rerelease diamond into your CD Collection. Razor-sharp riffs are garnished with aggressive melodies and songs which blow away your ears.
1. The Manhattan Project
2. Blast Off
3. Of Men And Tyrants
5. Devil Take The Hindmost
6. The Misanthropist
7. Legally Brainwashed
8. Get Out Of My Way
9. My Insanity
10. One Side One War
11. Into The Storm
12. National Disgrace
13. Be Quick Or Be Dead (Iron Maiden Cover)
running time: 39:47 min
Guillermo Izquierdo: Vocals, Guitar
David G. Alvarez: Guitar
Jose J. Izquierdo: Bass
Victor Valera: Drums
Clockwork Re-Release (2020, MDD Records)
Cabaret De La Guillotine (2018, Century Media)
Hidden Evolution (2017, Century Media)
The Call (2012, Century Media)
Clockwork (2010, Century Media)
Give ´em War (2007, Molusco Discos)
Evil Unleashed (2006, Maldito Records)
Ruthless Death Metal Thunderstorm!
Founded in 2015 in Chur, Switzerland, Arcaine present their debut album "As Life Decays", which has a lot to offer!
Stylistically more attached to technical Death Metal and extinguished with a pinch of Melodic Death Metal, the guys create a dry to the bone, brutal sound on their first album, which breaks the listener's neck from the very first note. The Swiss are relentless, stonecold, yet groovy and incredibly adept at their work.
However, the focus of the quintett is less on death and the devil than on current socio-critical themes. The band also wants to make the listener aware of his responsibility for the actions of mankind. The decadent way of life of the people, their development and their handling of nature is in the foreground and is taken up by the graphic concept of the Polish artist Xaay and visually implemented on the cover artwork.
The album was recorded at Blue Wonder Studio in Chur, mixed by Vladimir Cochet at Conatus Studio in Vevey, and mastered by Max Morton (Morton Studios, Jinjer, Sacrosanct).
2. As Life Decays
4. Still Alive
6. Toxic Mankind
8. Dream Of Victory
A NEW AGE OF DOOM!
Welcome to a new age of doom! In 2018, four musicians from Brunswick and Würzburg came together under the name Ascian to sow misery, that will flow in endless streams among mankind. The band combines musical inspirations from Doom and Post (Black) Metal, creating a unique sound of leaden vibes: Hopeless and gloomy, yet filled with a glimmer of melancholy that shines through the dark.
The present album is the first testimony of their work and should easily find its followers somewhere between My Dying Bride and Alcest, whereby the quartet sets a completely individual note. "Elysion" was produced, mixed and mastered by doom metal mastermind Déhà (Slow, Cult of Erinyes and Merda Mundi) at Opus Magnum Studios Brussels, whereby Déhà did not miss the opportunity to immortalize themselves on the longplayer with some guest appearances.
Ascian set a more than strong exclamation mark with this debut. Leave all hope behind – Misery is ahead.
Black Metal Masterpiece!
The Tyrolean black metal collective Asphagor make an impressive return in 2023! With "Pyrogenesis", the quintet presents its fourth studio album, which follows the highly acclaimed 2018 release "The Cleansing". On the present 11 songs with a playing length of over 60 minutes, the band offers sophisticated black and death metal at its best, where fans of extreme sounds will get their money's worth.
With "Pyrogenesis", Asphagor once again create a complete work that is able to generate an atmospheric density that captivates the listener over the entire playing time and leaves him breathless and impressed. The new masterpiece was mixed and mastered by Victor 'Vic Santura' Bullok at Woodshed Studio. The impressive artwork, matching the theme of the album, was designed by singer Morgoth himself.
A new milestone!
After the albums "Havoc" (2010) and "Anti" from 2013, which was described as one of the strongest black metal outputs from Austria, the path is clear for the third longplayer "The Cleansing" of the Austrian exceptional Black Metal act Asphagor.
For this output, which documents a unique and logical evolution of the band, the successful collaboration with Patrick W. Engel from the Temple Of Disharmony Studio was continued to produce a successor that satisfie the high expectations - and exceed the high mark, which was set with "Anti".
One can rightly say that with "The Cleansing" another milestone has been reached and this album will probably be one of the most intelligent and impressive Black Metal releases of the year 2018. Without getting lost in unneccesary production gimmicks, Asphagor create an overall work that is capable of creating an atmospheric density that enthrall you out over the entire 60-minute playing time of the album and leaving you back breathless and deeply impressed.
Death Metal Quintessence!
Originating from "Hatred Within" in 2010, the Thuringian band Asphodelos dedicate themselves to classical death metal with a slight Scandinavian touch. Since their foundation, they have published regular demos that have attracted a lot of attention within the scene. With the long-awaited debut album "The Five Rivers Of Erebos" the guys show now, that they are ready to take the next step.
Musically, the listener can expected a lot of hammering riffs and a steamroller-like basic mood, in which the thematic spectrum from Greek mythology to the abysses of the human soul is first-class implemented with a touch of melancholy. Recorded in the Thuringian Hörsturz studio and produced, mixed and mastered by Norman Wille (e. g. Carrion, Beneath the Dying Sky) the quintet makes a great debut.
The artwork for the album is by the way from Roberto Toderico, who was also responsible for releases of Asphyx, Sinister and Rogash. Fans of old Dismember, At The Gates and Hypocrisy should definitely risk an ear here!
When the musical jack-of-all-trades Rogga Johansson (Furnace, Paganizer) gets ready to launch a new project, you can be sure that you are dealing with the very essence of Swedish death metal. At least instrumentally, the heavy, dragging rhythms and catchy melodies are also the solid foundation of Astrophyte.
And yet, in this case, something is different: With Indii Hofvander (Tristitia), who already contributed a guest appearance to a Johansson project on the Furnace album "Stellarum", "2192" is characterised by a haunting, almost pleading, female voice for large parts of the album - and thus contributes, along with Mike Hubrovcaks growls, not insignificantly to the oppressively heavy overall atmosphere of the album.
"2192" is a suffocating album, characterised by the typical trademarks of Nordic death metal of the nineties, which also has a number of finesses in store. The album follows a concept based on the role-playing game of the Mutant Chronicles World, for which bassist Fredrik Petersson is responsible and which paints a dystopian picture of a dark future.
20 Years gone since the spanish Death Metal legend released their first 7“, here we go them to the anniversary as CD-Release added also three great Cover-Songs and a bunch of Killer Live Tracks! AVULSED is a mighty must have for every cool, dirty and rotten Death Metal Freak!
Classic Old School Death Metal!
With "Death Propaganda" Baleful Abyss present their debut album, which actually is no debut album at all. The Quartet from Germany has released 3 albums under the name "Zombieslut" since 2008 before they decided in 2019 to make a restart under a new name. But the did not change their musical orientation, because it is still almost classic Old School Death Metal, which also booms out of the speakers on the current album!
Baleful Abyss stands for obscure, massive Death Metal and presents 11 tracks plus intro full of groovy and doomed brutality. The band takes a look into the abysses of the human soul and pushes this mixture directly and mercilessly through the ear canals.
The current album was recorded by the band themself and was mastered by Tim Eiermann (Pyogenesis, Gut). The cover artwork is by Afel Rafael / The red Devils Art (Suicide Silence, Voices Of Ruin).
Melodic Death veterans!
Already since 1999 Battlesword have been holding up the banner of Melodic Death Metal and with their powerful and likeable live performance have gained a steadily growing following on international stages. In the year 2019, the band's 20th anniversary, it's time to release their fifth output after a maxi, an EP and two albums.
On "And Death Cometh Upon Us" the quintet proves that, despite various line-up problems in the past, they still alive on the one hand and on the other hand they still not a part of the old guard. With their concentrated load of energy, experience and their meanwhile distinctive style between Melodic Death and Scandinavian Old School, Battlesword manage to leave a trail of destruction behind with their current longplayer and leave the listener with extensive neck pain.
"And Death Cometh Upon Us" was recorded, mixed and mastered in April 2019 at Beefy Audio Mönchengladbach by André Bodewein. The artist Mark Erskine (Erskine Designs) is responsible for the cover artwork, which gives the album a worthy optical frame for the band's anniversary.
1. Into Battle
3. Serpents Amongst Us
5. Through Thy Shadows
6. Ageless, I´m Reborn
7. Falling Into The Arms Of Morpheus
8. The Lion And The Eagle
10. At Night They Feast
running time: 41:09 min
2001 - Crusade of Steel (EP)
2003 - Failing in Triumph
2008 - The 13th Black Crusade (Maxi)
2016 - Banners of Destruction
2019 - And Death Cometh Upon Us
Forgotten Melodic Death Metal Jewel !
It was exactly 20 years ago that the German melodic death band BATTLESWORD released their acclaimed full-length debut "Failing In Triumph". A band that became an institution in the German underground in the course of the next few years, and with a further three albums has consolidated this status to this day. Already in 2003 it was the distinctive mix of melodic death metal and Scandinavian old school that characterises the band's style to this day. The fact that comparisons to "German Amon Amarth" were already being made at that time accompanies the band to this day.
"Failing In Triumph" has not been available anywhere for many years, which is also due to the fact that the label at the time went out of business shortly after the album's release. After their successful albums "And Death Cometh Upon Us" (2019) and "Towards The Unknown" (2022) and not least because of the 20th anniversary of their debut, it is time to re-release it in 2023 and finally make it accessible to a larger audience.
"Failing In Triumph" is a timeless testimony to the beginning of their career and has lost none of its charm even 20 years later! The entire artwork of the rerelease has been redesigned, also due to the lack of original dates.
Melodic Old School Death Metal strikes back !
With "Towards The Unknown", the German melodic death metal institution Battlesword returns with new material in the twenty-third year of its existence and proves that they are far from being old hat and certainly not willing to think about retirement. On the contrary - on the new material the concentrated load of experience breaks through in the form of an energetic steamroller that threatens to bury everything in its path.
With their distinctive mix of melodic death and Scandinavian old school, the band manages to write songs that have classic potential from the very first riff, seemingly effortlessly even in 2022.
"Towards The Unknown" was recorded and produced by Michael "Freio" Haas in April/May at Big Easy Studio in Hennef. For the mastering, the band turned to a master of the genre this time and so none other than Dan Swanö refined the album. In addition to new material, "Towards The Unknown" contains the songs from the "The 13th Black Crusade" maxi, which has been out of print for many years, as a bonus which als also been remastered for this purpose!
2. The Awakening
3. To Become The Wolf
4. Terra Combusta
5. The Shores Of I
6. Hound Of Hades
- Bonus Tracks -
8. There Will Be Blood
9. Fire And Storm
10. The 13th Black Crusade