It is a fact that Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have, in recent times, become one of the most talked about rock bands to bust out of the UK underground. Back in print to meet the demand Blood Lust has become exponentially sought after and collectible vinyl in recent years.
1. I’ll Cut you Down
2. Death’s Door
3. Over and Over Again
4. Curse of the Trees
1. I’m Here to Kill you
2. 13 Candles
3. Ritual Knife
4. Withered Hand of Evil
12 tracks of recorded live in concert in 1987 (although not officially released until 1990), "In Concert" has and continues to be the rarer King Diamond release that must be in any true fan's collection.
3. Come to the Sabbath
4. The Family Ghost
5. The 7th Day of July 1777
6. The Portrait
7. Guitar Solo Andy
8. The Possession
10. Drum Solo
11. The Candle
12. No Presents for Christmas
The sequel to King Diamond's highly successful album "Them", 1989's "Conspiracy" debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #111 and further continued the saga of "Abigail" and "Them".
1. At the Graves
2. Sleepless Nights
4. A Visit From the Dead
5. The Wedding Dream
6. "Amon" Belongs to "Them"
7. Something Weird (Instrumental)
9. Let It Be Done
10. Cremation (Instrumental)
"Deicide" is the debut release from Deicide, originally released on June 25th, 1990.
"With a shockingly tight performance and a handful of evil anthems, Glen Benton and company managed to craft a death metal classic." - All Music
1. Lunatic Of God's Creation
2. Sacrificial Suicide
3. Oblivious To Evil
4. Dead By Dawn
7. Carnage In The Temple Of The Damned
9. Day Of Darkness
Peste was recorded in Italy (where Hierophant is headquartered) at MV Multimedia Studio. This 10-song album is the follow-up to 2013's acclaimed Great Mother : Holy Monster, which was called "...a searing brand of no-holds-barred dark hardcore that's characterized by bleak, unrelenting guitars and harsh, incomprehensible vocals" by Big Cheese Magazine.
It was hard to fathom Hierophant harnessing the potential to create a record heavier and more malicious than Great Mother : Holy Monster, an already pummeling whiplash of American D-beat-inflected metallic hardcore. Lo and behold: Peste manages just that as a superior, succinctly crushing assault, its tendencies largely erring on the side of European death metal. Hierophant spell out the desolation and desperation leveled by a war amid the id, ego and super-ego, all torturous, violent imagery and morbid, damning assertions that make it a pleasantly grim nightmare to suffer through.
From classical cover band devoted exclusively to performing Metallica's symphony-friendly epics to all purpose string ensemble interpreters of other heavy metal bands' music for the cello, to composers of original material fit to mingle with even more metallic translations, Finland's Apocalyptica had come a long way in the span of their first three albums. And, naturally, there were bound to be further innovations lined up for the band's fourth opus, Reflections, which arrived in 2003 bearing not a single heavy metal cover, and introducing several unexpected innovations into Apocalyptica's m.o., to boot. Chief among these was the addition of a drummer behind the group (recently paired down from quartet to trio), and since Apocalyptica's virtuosos would hardly stand for anything short of brilliance for such an assignment, that percussionist wound up being none other than Slayer legend Dave Lombardo, on whose Grip Inc. albums, group leader Eicca Toppinen had conveniently performed as well. One of those rare rock drummers whose sound and style is instantly recognizable, Lombardo was more than up to the task, providing the necessary flailing-limbs thrust behind dramatically driving originals like "Prologue (Apprehension)," "Somewhere Around Nothing," and "Resurrection" (which sounds like it should have originated as a metal song, but didn't). Apocalyptica also does without him on several compositions, of course, but they keep the experimentation coming by adding a pianist for the exquisite ballad "Far Away," discreet synth effects for the multi-faceted "Cohkka," full-on drum machines for "Heat," and a Spanish horn section for "Toreador II" -- Ole! And for those fans who simply want to hear them shred, there's plenty of that throughout this set, with the suitably named "Pandemonium" offering an especially blinding display. All in all, Apocalyptica's first foray into all-original material is nothing short of triumphant, and an eye opener for rock music fans who simply came along because of the Metallica connection. Recommended.
Originally Released in 2001, third album from the Finnish cellists with guest Sandra Nasic (Guano Apes ).
1. Path Vol.2
5. In Memoriam
7. Beyond Time
11. Hall Of The Mountain King
12. Until It Sleeps
13. Fight Fire With Fire
Horrendous burst out of the gates in January 2012 and took the metal world by storm with their debut full-length, The Chills (Decibel Magazine top 40 of 2012). Their sophomore release, Ecdysis, sees the band expand upon their sound while upping the song writing and musicianship. Ten songs, 42 minutes.
1. The Stranger
2. Weeping Relic
3. Heaven's Deceit
5. The Vermillion
8. When the Walls Fell
9. Pavor Nocturnus
A description for an absolute classic album in the history of heavy metal like this would in fact be total unnecessary... Possessed's debut album Seven Churches hit like a nuclear bomb in the metal scene worldwide, and even though the band Death was formed at the same time as Possessed it took them two years later to release their debut album, so many consider POSSESSED's debut "SEVEN CHURCHES" (that was originally released in 1985) as the blueprint for what later would become a whole new genre within the world of heavy music: Death Metal. From the opening track "The Excorcist" the band grabbed metalfans all over the world by the throat and didn't let go until the last song, remarkably titled "Death Metal",was finished. Now, after years being only to be found on 2nd hand record fairs or Ebay, this masterpiece, beautiful released in a gatefold sleeve is available again
1. The Exorcist
3. Burning in Hell
4. Evil Warriors
5. Seven Churches
6. Satans Curse
7. Holy Hell
8. Twisted Minds
9. Fallen Angel
10. Death Metal
Limited Edition 180-Gram White Vinyl Pressing Of Band’s 3rd Full Length Album.
Greatest of Deceivers, the fourth album by Borre, Norway's Nidingr since 1996, the group takes a black metal approach to a lengthy list of influences. The group's mastermind, Morten Iversen, better known as Teloch, has been involved in the Scandinavian black metal scene since the prime of its second wave when it was ruled by a hardline orthodoxy that didn't allow for much in the way of crossover, and when a lot of other metal scenes didn't want much to do with it in return.
Despite his involvement with such classically-minded groups as Mayhem, Gorgoroth, 1349, and Ov Hell, Iversen's got an especially broad sonic vision. Greatest of Deceivers is a dense and complex mass made up of songs that themselves generally have more discrete movements than you can count on one hand. Some of them offer blackened takes on full-throttle death metal and crust punk. Others offer complicated leads and tricky time signatures that hint at mathcore and sometimes even at a particularly gnarly interpretation of jazz. Occasionally the group cuts back the aggression sharply and coasts into near-ambiance. In terms of compositional ambition the songs are closer to the labyrinthine post-rock and post-hardcore bands of the mid to late 90s than the savagely straightforward black metal outfits that were operating around the same time.
- Miles Raymer
1. Greatest of Deceivers
2. All Crowns Fall
3. O Thou Empty God
4. The Balances
5. Vim Patior
6. Rags Upon A Beggar
7. The Worm is Crowned
8. Pure Pale Gold
9. Mother of Abominations
10. Dweller in the Abyss
"Grab your mesh shorts, don your muscle tee, and lace up your trainers because Gideon’s newest effort, “Calloused”, is a collection of some of the most driving and intense gym jams of the year. From beginning to end, the band’s third record on Facedown Records stomps on the gas and refuses to let up."
- Brody B (Indie Vision Music)
5. World Of Hurt
6. The Limit
7. The Pulse
8. Prison Eyes
Cut throat metal act ABATTOIR surfaced in Los Angeles during 1978. The band bowed in with a two track demo in 1983 with an inaugural line up of vocalist Raul Preston, guitarists Mark Caro and Juan Garcia, bassist Mel Sanchez and drummer 'Danger' Wayne. The band debuted live at the notorious Troubadour. Preston was ousted and Rich Deathcamp came in on vocal duties. Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, S.Y.L...) still recalls the man in sept. 2007: "He was after Raul and before Cyriis. Very short-lived, but a very metal dude, indeed". By ABATTOIRs studio session for the track Screams From The Grave included on the now illustrious Metal Massacre IV compilation Deathcamp was left behind in favour of erstwhile SCEPTRE frontman John Cyriis. This valuable exposure led to support slots to W.A.S.P. and METALLICA.
Line up ructions beset the band though, with both Cyriis and Garcia quitting to form AGENT STEEL and Danny Anaya coming in as a new face on the drumstool. ABATTOIR was brought up to strength with the addition of vocalist Steve Gaines (brother of STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines) and guitarist Danny Oliverio. ABBATOIRs debut album, released in 1985, on Combat Records in America and Roadrunner in Europe, featured a cover of the MOTÖRHEAD classic 'Ace Of Spades'.
1. Screams From The Grave
2. Vicious Attack (Maniac)
3. The Enemy
4. Ace Of Spades
5. The Living And The Dead
6. Dont Walk Alone
7. Stronger Than Evil
8. Game Of Death
Norway's 1349 return with their brand new album Revelations of the Black Flame a blackened journey that encompasses black metal, dark ambient, noise, industrial and the soundtrack to a twisted David Lynch film.
This album sees the band toning back on the balls to the wall blasting speed of previous albums and trying something crawling, darker and altogether more mature. With this album the band have realized that to truly capture the aural essence of evil you need contrast and time for the musical soundscapes to lull you into a false sense of security so when the black metal does kick in you're dragged bodily into what can only be described as a nightmare. The new album features additional production by legendary Tom G Warrior of Celtic Frost fame and will be released on three formats - the standard CD, special edition double CD that includes a bonus live disc recorded in Stockholm and the deluxe 180 gram blood red collector's vinyl.
2. Serpentine Sibilance 3. Horns 4. Maggot Fetus Teeth like thorns 5. Misanthropy 6. Uncreation 7. Set the controls for the heart of the sun 8. Solitude 9. At the gate
1. Hellfire 2. Chasing Dragon 3. Satanic Propaganda 4. I Am Abomination 5. Manifest 6. Slaves To Slaughter
BMG and INgrooves Music Group will follow the 2012/13 IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc reissues of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums in heavyweight 180g black vinyl in the United States.
The albums will be cut from the original UK analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980's releases.
The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who would like to own a piece of Maiden's authentic 1980's vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format. Coupled with the end of the Maiden England World Tour which began in North America in 2012 and finished last month at Knebworth Park's Sonisphere Festival in the UK, this now completes Maiden's 1980's touring and catalogue reissues cycle, so the band are free to focus on their dynamic future plans.
2. Remember Tomorrow
3. Running Free
4. Phantom Of The Opera
6. Strange World
7. Charlotte The Harlot
8. Iron Maiden
Bloodbath is a titan of death metal from Stockholm, Sweden, notable for the inclusion of Katatonia and Opeth members. Formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for horror & the glory days of death metal (especially the old Florida & Stockholm 'Sunlight' scenes), the band has remained a leading light of extreme metal since their Breeding Death EP was unleashed back in 2000, and a formidable force for 15 years, further cemented by their devastating - and most successful album to date; 'The Fathomless Mastery' in 2008.
Recorded at Ghost Ward Studios and the City of Glass Studios in Stockholm, and mixed by David Castillo, 'Grand Morbid Funeral', Bloodbath's fourth full-length studio release, is undoubtedly the band's darkest and dirtiest opus yet; an organic collection of filth-ridden tracks straight from the grave, boldly eschewing the approach of somewhat over-produced modern death metal in favour of something altogether more rotten to the bone.
With doom-like melodies mixed with raw and savage riffing backing up new vocalist Nick Holmes of UK legends Paradise Lost, and featuring a number of guest appearances including Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler from US gore-masters Autopsy, 'Grand Morbid Funeral' is a new high-point of brutality for Bloodbath.
"We're proud of all these different styled releases and we loved doing each and every one of them, but the objective was never to settle with a certain style, so the time has come to shift once more. It was already decided right after the last album that the next record would not be a "Fathomless part 2", but it would actually become its antithesis! So prepare yourselves for an ultimate blueprint of low-fi, raw, heavy, organic and sludgy death metal sound! The time has come to stomp those HM-2 pedals once more and close the circle of the death metal archives with our Grand Morbid Funeral"
1. Let The Stillborn Come To Me
2. Mental Abortion
3. Unite In Pain
4. Total Death Exhumed
5. Beyond Cremation
6. Church Of Vastitas
7. Famine Of God's Word
9. His Infernal Necropsy
10. My Torturer
11. Grand Morbid Funeral
A Line of Deathless Kings was MDB's ninth album from the band, originally released in 2006. It was recorded at Academy Studios with engineering duties handled by long-time collaborator and producer, Mags. Mixed at The Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, it was mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London.
From the titanic opener To Remain Tombless, through the single Deeper Down, to the closing notes of the mighty The Blood, The Wine, The Roses, My Dying Bride once again show that they remained leaders of their respective field of sorrow-filled epic tales narrated to a cacophony of crushing doom metal. The looming menace of vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe perfectly backed-up by a solid wall of apocalyptic guitar and sombre atmospherics.
1. To Remain Tombless
2. L'Amour Detruit
3. I Cannot Be Loved
4. And I Walk With Them
5. Thy Raven Wings
1. Love's Intolerable Pain
2. One Of Beauty's Daughters
3. Deeper Down
4. The Blood, The Wine, The Roses
Includes Hand Numbered, Linen Printed Band Photo Inside A Ministry Tote Bag
A very special limited edition clear vinyl double album pressing of this expanded reissue of the classic Wax Trax! recordings by electro-industrial heroes Ministry!
Packaged in an attractive gatefold jacket with a hand numbered, linen printed photo of the band, and stuffed inside a specially made Ministry tote bag!
1. Every Day Is Halloween (12” Single / 1984)
2. Nature Of Love (12” Single / 1984)
3. All Day (12” Single / 1984)
4. Cold Life (12” Single / 1981)
5. Halloween – Remix (12” Single / 1984)
6. Nature Of Love – Cruelty Mix (12” Single / 1984)
7. All Day – Remix (Unreleased Track From 1984)
1. Cold Life Dub (12” Single / 1982)
2. Same Old Madness (Previously Unreleased Track From 1982)
3. Primental (12” Single / 1981)
4. I’m Falling (12” Single / 1981)
5. Nature Of Outtakes (12” Single / 1984)
6. I’m Falling – Alternative Mix (Unreleased Track From 1981)
7. Overkill (Unreleased Track From 1981)
8. He’s Angry (Unreleased Track From 1984)
9. Move – Original Mix (Unreleased Track From 1984)
Horror rock mogul ROB ZOMBIE returns with his fifth solo album, and in his words, “It merges the old days of WHITE ZOMBIE with the future of what I am doing now… this is the perfect combo of both worlds.” Much more than self-serving hyperbole, this is the Devil’s truth! ‘The Girl Who Loved The Monsters’ harkens back to La Sexorcisto, whereas ‘Behold, The Pretty Filthy Creatures’ would be right at home on The Sinister Urge. Throughout the 12 songs, pretty much every aspect of Zombie’s musical career is touched upon; Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is almost like a Greatest Hits comprised of entirely new material. First single ‘Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town’ is a fiery, barn-burner of a track highlighting “wasted youth – an angel of odd in her birthday suit.” That being said, the award for worst song title of the year goes to ‘Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga’. Musically, it’s actually quite a good piece, but that title and chorus – what were you thinking Rob? Then there’s ‘Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)’, centered around a tedious, electronic syncopated drum beat. All signs lead to dull and dreary, but when this kicks in, it’ll knock you on your ass! ‘Theme For The Rat Vendor’ is an unexpected 62-second instrumental immersed in middle-eastern sounds. Pulling a decapitated rabbit out of the hat, Zombie and cohorts John 5 on guitar, Piggy D on bass, and Ginger Fish on drums rock the shit out of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD’s ‘We’re An American Band’; talk about a job well done! And if there really is a fallen angel in hell, Zombie will play ‘Lucifer Rising’ every night on tour. Bound to be a fan-favourite, this makes you move and groove uncontrollably; it’s damn near irresistible. ‘Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin’ ends this illicit affair with the perfect amount of sex, sleaze and violence. Forget the Pied Piper, it’s time to embrace, cherish and worship those Venomous Rats!-- Aaron Small
1. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
2. Revelation Revolution
3. Theme For The Rat Vendor
4. Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
5. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
6. Behold, The Pretty Filthy Creatures!
7. White Trash Freaks
8. We’re An American Band
9. Lucifer Rising
10. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
11. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin
Of the three albums that make up Gothenburg's holy trinity, Dark Tranquillity's The Gallery was the least immediate, with unorthodox song structures that took time to assimilate, while At the Gates' Slaughter of the Soul didn't truly cement its classic status until a new generation of American metalcore bands started to copy it riff for riff. In Flames' The Jester Race, however, pretty much announced itself as a masterwork right from day one. More than any other, this is the album that put the "melodic" in melodic death metal. Traditionalists who'd never been able to stomach death metal's brutality were stunned to hear winding, intricate twin-guitar lines lifted from Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and countless European power metal records. The neat trick of The Jester Race is that it maintains the intensity of death metal, but dispenses with the apparent chaos: it's a tightly controlled, meticulously arranged album with nary a note out of place, even during the fastest sections. There are plenty of midtempo grooves here (with and without double-time drums), and -- shockingly for the genre -- bright major-key compositions like the triumphant instrumental "The Wayfaerer." Most of the arrangements straddle both worlds, contrasting cerebral lyrics, moody clean-toned arpeggios, and those harmonized lead lines with typically Swedish detuned riffing and the hoarse death-style growls of ex-Dark Tranquillity vocalist Anders Fridén. Despite the album's flashy reputation, there isn't much soloing per se (although session guitarist Fredrik Johansson steps in on the excellent "December Flower" to deliver some spotlessly articulated fireworks). Instead, bandleader Jesper Strömblad and tag-team partner Glenn Ljungström have embedded most of the technical guitar work in the confines of the song structures, and that's where all the melody comes from. And there's entirely too much of it for death metal purists. For everyone else, it makes album (and career) highlights like "Moonshield," "Artifacts of the Black Rain," and "Lord Hypnos" instantly memorable, impeccably crafted additions to the heavy metal canon. The Jester Race did more to make death metal accessible to a wider audience than any other album save perhaps Entombed's landmark Wolverine Blues. To purists, that may be a sin as unforgivable as the band's later move into mass-market metalcore, but The Jester Race's place in metal history is assured nonetheless.
- Steve Huey (All Music Guide)
2. The Jester's Dance
3. Artifacts Of The Black Rain
5. Lord Hypnos
6. Dead Eternity
7. The Jester Race
8. December Flower
10. Dead God In Me