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    Sempiternal

    Heralded as one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Bring Me The Horizon's upcoming fourth studio album, Sempiternal, is the defining sound of heavy music in 2013. Proving to be perpetual favorites among fans, the album's first single "Shadow Moses" came charging out of the gates after premiering on Zane Lowe's BBC's Radio 1, forcing Epitaph to post the song on YouTube a week in advance due to popular demand.


    There's a very euphoric sound coursing through the album, a very uplifting but yet sad sound, says front-man Oliver Sykes. Electronically, it's far more advanced than anything we've done before.


    The five piece, consisting of Oliver Sykes, Lee Malia, Matt Kean, Matt Nicholls and Jordan Fish, recorded Sempiternal over a three month period with super producer Terry Date (Linkin Park, Deftones, Soundgarden). The band also brought in David Bendeth (A Day To Remember, Paramore) to add to the all-star production line-up and mix the album.


    Writing Sempiternal was a completely different process, comments Sykes. We worked from a computer, laying down ideas and riffs and working on them tirelessly until we had what we wanted. For the first time, Sempiternal sees a new member appearing on the record, Jordan Fish, who takes on keyboard duties on the record as well as during live performances. Bringing Jordan into the mix changed things completely; he opened up so many more possibilities.


    Sykes goes on to say, The lyrical theme is everything. My head was a lot clearer when writing this time and it allowed me to write from a different perspective. It's the best stuff I've ever written in my opinion. It's very dramatic, quite blunt, and at times sarcastic, but the biggest part of it - is how it is combined with the music to bring the listener vivid imagery and emotion. I think we really managed to pull that off.


    Sempiternal is an embracing ride through soaring vocals, supercharged melodies and what can only be described as spine tingling metal anthems. After the critical and commercial success of their previous albums, There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret (2010) and their breakout success Suicide Season (2008), Bring Me The Horizon plan to take heavy music to the next level, incorporating the most dynamic elements of hard music to create the most exhilarating album of the year.

    1. Can You Feel My Heart
    2. The House Of Wolves
    3. Empire (Let Them Sing)
    4. Sleepwalking
    5. Go To Hell, For Heaven's Sake
    6. Shadow Moses
    7. And The Snakes Start To Sing
    8. Seen It All Before
    9. Anti-vist
    10. Crooked Young
    11. Hospitals For Souls
    Bring Me The Horizon
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  • 2004 - 2013 (Pre-Order) 2004 - 2013 (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    2004 - 2013 (Pre-Order)

    BRING ME THE HORIZON are currently one of the biggest bands in the active rock scene. But back in the early part of the century, they were angst-ridden boys from England and their sound was deathcore. BMTH have changed a lot over the years. When they formed in 2003, the band played thrashy, breakdown-studded songs influenced by the screaming, slashing sound of American metalcore. Gradually, the group began incorporating electronic passages, acoustic strumming, ominous keyboards and orchestral elements into their music, and the band became all the more popular for it. Yet, despite their experimentation, BRING ME THE HORIZON remained undeniably rooted in metal. This collection of songs showcases the roots of the band, the best songs from their early releases on Epitaph Records, from 2004- 2013.
    LP 1
    1. Traitors Never Play Hang-Man.
    2. Pray For Plagues
    3. Diamonds Aren't Forever
    4. The Sadness Will Never End
    5. Chelsea Smile
    6. The Comedown
    7. Blessed With A Curse
    8. It Never Ends


    LP 2
    1. Don't Go
    2. Crucify Me
    3. Shadow Moses
    4. Go To Hell, For Heaven's Sake
    5. Can You Feel My Heart
    6. Sleepwalking
    7. Anti-Vist

    Bring Me The Horizon
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  • That's The Spirit That's The Spirit Quick View

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    That's The Spirit

    UK-based metal band Bring Me The Horizon bring forth their 5th studio album, That's The Spirit. That's The Spirit is an 11-track, exhilarating ride bursting with huge riffs, soaring vocals and stadium filling monster tracks. The album, which lead singer Oli Sykes recently told NME is a celebration of depression, was recorded in the spring of 2015 in Santorini, Greece at Black Rock Studios, which the band discovered by Googling world's most amazing studios. That's The Spirit was mixed in London, mastered in New York and produced by Sykes and the band's Jordan Fish.


    The band has sold over 700,000 albums across four previous releases in the US. Bring Me The Horizon's most recent full-length release, 2013's Sempiternal, triggered a year of triumphs for the young band from Sheffield, England, entering the UK album chart at #3 and selling more than a half million copies worldwide (300,000 in the US alone), proving a metal band can make their mark on the mainstream. The band brought 2014 to a close on a huge high with their single Drown in the top 10 at Active Rock radio for two months straight, marking their biggest US radio song of their career, not to mention a sold-out concert at London's famed Wembley Arena, which produced the DVD release: Bring Me The Horizon: Live At Wembley.

    LP 1
    1. Doomed
    2. Happy Song

    3. Throne

    4. True Friends
    5. Follow You
    6. What You Need

    7. Avalanche

    8. Run

    9. Drown (New)

    10. Blasphemy

    11. Oh No


    LP 2

    1. Doomed

    2. Happy Song
    3. Throne

    4. True Friends
    5. Follow You

    6. What You Need
    7. Avalanche
    8. Run
    9. Drown (New)
    10. Blasphemy

    11. Oh No

    Bring Me The Horizon
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  • There Is A Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven Let's Keep It A Secret There Is A Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven Let's Keep It A Secret Quick View

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    There Is A Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven Let's Keep It A Secret

    Double LP With Etching On Side D


    Originally released in 2010 - There Is A Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven Let's Keep It A Secret was a commercial breakthrough for the band which saw them reaching the Top 20 in both US and UK Albums Chart. Features 2 hit singles: It Never Ends and Blessed with a Curse.

    LP 1
    1. Crucify Me
    2. Anthem
    3. It Never Ends
    4. Fuck
    5. Don't Go
    6. Home Sweet Hole
    7. Alligator Blood
    8. Visions


    LP 2
    1. Blacklist
    2. Memorial
    3. Blessed With A Curse
    4. The Fox And The Wolf

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  • This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For Quick View

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    This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For

    Debut EP - originally released in 2005.
    1. re: they have no reflections
    2. who wants flowers when you're dead? nobody
    3. RAWWWRR!
    4. Traitors never Play Hang-man.
    Bring Me The Horizon
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  • Suicide Season Suicide Season Quick View

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    Suicide Season

    Originally released in 2008 - Suicide Season reached the UK Top 50 and #107 on the US Top 200 charts.
    1. The Comedown
    2. Chelsea Smile
    3. It was Written In Blood
    4. Death Breath
    5. Football Season is Over
    6. Sleep with One Eye Open
    7. Diamonds Aren't Forever
    8. The Sadness Will Never End
    9. No Need For Introductions, I've Read About Girls Like You On The Back Of Toilet Doors
    10. Suicide Season
    Bring Me The Horizon
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  • Restoring Force Restoring Force Quick View

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    Restoring Force

    After massive amounts of hype and anticipation, Of Mice & Men blew all expectations out of the water with their
    early 2010 self-titled debut, selling over 75,000 copies to date. They didn't skip a beat with their follow up album
    - The Flood, selling over 15,000 units in its rst week and another 9k in the rst week of the deluxe reissue
    version. The Flood has currently scanned over 130,000 units. They've spent the majority of the last few years
    supporting large artists such as A Day To Remember, August Burns Red, Bring Me The Horizon, As I Lay
    Dying and more. They've also headlined Warped Tour as well as sold out tours in the US, UK & Australia.

    Of
    Mice & Men went in the studio with producer David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, Bring Me The
    Horizon) to record their 3rd full length, RESTORING FORCE. The album does exactly that, it restores the band
    as a massive force in the scene that they've thrived in for the past years, but beyond that it showcases the band's
    growth as both songwriters and performers. Frontman Austin Carlile returns and gives his most brutal and
    honest performance to date while clean singer, Aaron Pauley, who is making his Of Mice & Men debut, truly
    shines and will become a star in his own right. The band will hit the road immediately after the release, spending
    the entire spring on the road with Bring Me The Horizon and Issues as well as performing as a headliner on
    Warped Tour, etc. In making "Restoring Force" the band has created an album that will please the large
    hard-rock, mosh-happy fan base that they've accrued over the years, while also allowing them to continue
    growing and appealing to a wider and wider audience.

    1. Public Service Announcement
    2. Feels Like Forever
    3. Bones Exposed
    4. Would You Still Be There
    5. Glass Hearts
    6. Another You
    7. Break Free
    8. You Make Me Sick
    9. Identity Disorder
    10. You're Not Alone
    11. Space Enough To Grow
    Of Mice & Men
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    Node

    Purple Colored Vinyl


    Despite going through major changes as a band, Northlane have proved that they
    are only becoming stronger. They are one of the few bands that have been able to
    constantly bring fresh ideas to the table and drive them home with full force.
    Touring with acts such as Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men and Parkway
    Drive, the band have successfully used their refreshing energy and positive messages
    to develop a steadily increasing fan base around the world.


    "Node" is a testament to Northlane's hard work and determination. These 11 songs
    are heavier, hit harder and deliver everything that fans have been anticipating and
    more. The band will be promoting the album on a North American headline run
    this summer.

    1. Soma
    2. Obelisk
    3. Node
    4. Ohm
    5. Nameless
    6. Rot
    7. Leech
    8. Impulse
    9. Weightless
    10. Ra
    11. Animate
    Northlane
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  • Count Your Blessings Count Your Blessings Quick View

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    Count Your Blessings

    Originally released in 2006 - BMTH's debut LP, Count Your Blessings, reached the Top 100 on the UK Albums Chart.
    1. Pray For Plagues
    2. Tell Slater Not To Wash His D**k
    3. Braille (For Stevie Wonder's Eyes Only)
    4. A Lot Like Vegas
    5. Black & Blue
    6. Slow Dance
    7. Liquor & Love Lost
    8. (I Used To Make Out With) Medusa
    9. Fifteen Fathoms, Counting
    10. Off The Heezay
    Bring Me The Horizon
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  • Unbreakable / Back To Me (7 Single) Unbreakable / Back To Me (7 Single) Quick View

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    Unbreakable / Back To Me (7 Single)

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    Half White / Half Grey With Black Splatter

    Of Mice & Men are one of the largest bands on the Rise Records roster. They've spent the past couple of years growing into a well-respected rock act, earning praise from critics, their peers, and even their icons. They've sold over 830,000 albums in the US alone, they've had atop 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200, and they have been busy touring arenas and amphitheaters with the likes of Linkin Park, Slipknot,Marilyn Manson, Rise Against, A Day To Remember and Bring Me The Horizon. They've graced the covers of multiple publications(Revolver, Alternative Press, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, Blunt), and have constantly been able to nurture and develop a rabid following that feels more like a family than a fan base.

    The band took a recent break from touring and recorded two brand new singles, Unbreakable and Back To Me. Both songs were produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Daughtry, All American Rejects), and the result is 2 very powerful tracks that have quickly become fan favorites. Both songs have had great success on all of the streaming services (Unbreakable has over 5,042,374 streams& Back To Me has over 2,075,738 streams).

    1. Unbreakable
    2. Back To Me
    Of Mice & Men
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  • 2004 - 2013 (Clear Vinyl) (Pre-Order) 2004 - 2013 (Clear Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    2004 - 2013 (Clear Vinyl) (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On Clear Vinyl


    BRING ME THE HORIZON are currently one of the biggest bands in the active rock scene. But back in the early part of the century, they were angst-ridden boys from England and their sound was deathcore. BMTH have changed a lot over the years. When they formed in 2003, the band played thrashy, breakdown-studded songs influenced by the screaming, slashing sound of American metalcore. Gradually, the group began incorporating electronic passages, acoustic strumming, ominous keyboards and orchestral elements into their music, and the band became all the more popular for it. Yet, despite their experimentation, BRING ME THE HORIZON remained undeniably rooted in metal. This collection of songs showcases the roots of the band, the best songs from their early releases on Epitaph Records, from 2004- 2013.

    LP 1
    1. Traitors Never Play Hang-Man.
    2. Pray For Plagues
    3. Diamonds Aren't Forever
    4. The Sadness Will Never End
    5. Chelsea Smile
    6. The Comedown
    7. Blessed With A Curse
    8. It Never Ends


    LP 2
    1. Don't Go
    2. Crucify Me
    3. Shadow Moses
    4. Go To Hell, For Heaven's Sake
    5. Can You Feel My Heart
    6. Sleepwalking
    7. Anti-Vist

    Bring Me The Horizon
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  • Mesmer Mesmer Quick View

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    Mesmer

    Pressed On Colored Vinyl


    Despite going through major changes as a band, Northlane has proved that they are only becoming stronger. They are
    one of the few bands that have been able to constantly bring fresh ideas to the table and drive them home with full
    force. Touring with acts such as Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men and Parkway Drive, the band has successfully
    used their refreshing energy and positive messages to develop a steadily increasing fan base around the world.


    "Mesmer" is a testament to Northlane's hard work and determination. These 11 songs are heavier, hit harder and
    deliver everything that fans have been anticipating and more. The band will be promoting the album on a North
    American headline run this fall

    1. Citizen
    2. Colourwave
    3. Savage
    4. Solar
    5. Heartmachine
    6. Intuition
    7. Zero-One
    8. Fade
    9. Render
    10. Veridian
    11. Paragon
    Northlane
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  • Still Life Moving Fast Still Life Moving Fast Quick View

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    Still Life Moving Fast

    "Few bands can match Empress AD's seamless balance of hooks and heaviness, atmosphere and aggression. Definitely a Band to Watch." - REVOLVER


    "A sonically perfect mixture of titanic riffs and lush, gorgeous atmosphere."- New Noise Magazine


    Empress AD is a new, British progressive rock quartet newly signed to a unique partnership between The End Records and Roadrunner Records. The band has cited influences like Pink Floyd and King Crimson, as well as label mates such as Opeth and Mastodon. They want to make just as much of an impact on the world. No strangers to the road, EMPRESS AD have already toured with the likes of Baroness, Bring Me The Horizon, Cancer Bats, Bury Tomorrow, and Kvelertak, as well as landing a coveted slot at Download Festival.

    1. Still Life Moving Fast
    2. Invisible Conductor
    3. Delve Into The Retrospect
    4. Deeper In Disguise
    5. From Where I Cannot Reach
    6. On My Return
    7. Blurred Perception
    8. Haunted By Time
    9. Did We See
    10. Consumed
    Empress AD
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  • Live at Brixton Live at Brixton Quick View

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    Live at Brixton


    Includes DVD


    Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award Winner for "Best Live Band"


    To tide everyone over until their new album hits Of Mice & Men have delivered their first live album "Live at
    Brixton". Of Mice & Men have always been able to capture the raw emotion and energy from their live performances
    and pour that into their studio albums, there's still something undeniably special about actually seeing
    the band live. Live at Brixton catches Of Mice & Men playing a sold-out headline show at the legendary O2
    Academy Brixton in London. The live album includes 15 songs that are all fan
    favorites from the band's entire catalog. The entire performance was also captured by 12 cameras, ensuring that
    every special moment was included.


    Of Mice & Men have sold over 500,000 albums to date, and have played sold out tours around the globe with
    artists like Linkin Park, Bring Me The Horizon and Rise Against. The band's previous full length, Restoring
    Force debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, selling over 50,000 copies in its first week, and has gone on to
    sell over 200,000 copies in the US alone.


    There's a reason why Of Mice & Men won the Golden Gods award for Best Live Band in 2015. They play every
    show like it's their last. This LP/DVD set is a must have for old fans of the band, or for new fans who are looking
    for a collection of the band's greatest songs.

    1. Public Service Announcement
    2. Glass Hearts
    3. Broken Generation
    4. O.G. Loko
    5. Let Live
    6. You Make Me Sick
    7. This One's For You
    8. Feels Like Forever
    9. Bones Exposed
    10. Would You Still Be There
    11. Another You
    12. Identity Disorder
    13. Second & Sebring
    14. The Depths
    15. You're Not Alone
    Of Mice & Men
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  • Restoring Force: Full Circle Restoring Force: Full Circle Quick View

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    Restoring Force: Full Circle


    2 LPs With Gatefold Packaging Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl, Includes A Special Etching On Side D


    Includes CD


    Of Mice & Men is back with Restoring Force - Full Circle, a special deluxe reissue and follow up to 2014's
    Restoring Force. The original release has sold over 150,000 units in less than a year and debuted at #4 on
    Billboard Top 200 charts. To support the release, Of Mice & Men will be doing a full US Arena Tour with Linkin
    Park and Rise Against. As a band, Of Mice & Men has sold over 500,000 albums to date, and have been busy selling
    out tours all over the world continually for the past 3 years. In the past year, Of Mice & Men's growth has crossed
    over onto the radio. The band's lead single, Would You Still Be There has received over 13,000 spins, spent 26
    weeks on the charts, and has helped them reach a predominantly new audience of 21 million.


    For Restoring Force - Full Circle, Of Mice & Men decided to re-enlist the help of super producer, David Bendeth
    (Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, Papa Roach). The result is 4 new songs that have surpassed the band's
    impressive previous effort with Restoring Force. Of Mice & Men has found a way to continue maturing into a
    hard rock band without losing the edge and aggression that made them who they are today. This is an exciting
    release that the band's rabid fan base will be anxious for.

    1. Public Service Announcement
    2. Feels Like Forever
    3. Bones Exposed
    4. Would You Still Be There
    5. Glass Hearts
    6. Another You
    7. Break Free
    8. You Make Me Sick
    9. Identity Disorder
    10. You're Not Alone
    11. Space Enough To Grow
    12. Broken Generation
    13. Something To Hide
    14. Never Giving Up
    15. Feels Like Forever (acoustic)
    Of Mice & Men
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Violence


    Produced By Caleb Shomo (ATTACK ATTACK, MY TICKET HOME)


    Artwork Created By Dan Mumford (A DAY TO REMEMBER, PARKWAY DRIVE, GALLOWS)


    St. Louis, MO melodic metalcore up-and-comers TEAR OUT THE HEART have been building a loyal following in America's Heartland over the past several years and are now setting out to conquer the globe with the release of their debut full length album, Violence. After teaming up with Victory Records in August of 2012, TEAR OUT THE HEART recorded Violence with ATTACK ATTACK vocalist/producer Caleb Shomo in the fall of last year.


    Combining sinister vocals with elements of hardcore and metal, TEAR OUT THE HEART pair malicious guitar riffs and monstrous, bouncing breakdowns alongside gigantic, sing-a-long choruses guaranteed to hook listeners instantly. Violence is loaded with white-knuckled aggression and will captivate fans of A DAY TO REMEMBER, BRING ME THE HORIZON, and AS I LAY DYING. TEAR OUT THE HEART plan to spread the anthems from their highly-promising debut to fans everywhere with extensive touring throughout 2013.

    1. Dead By Dawn
    2. Infamous Last Words
    3. Crucified
    4. Undead Anthem (Featuring Caleb Shomo)
    5. Violence

    6. Coffin Eyes (Featuring Dan Marsala)

    7. Feed Me A Stray Cat

    8. Eternal Shadows

    9. Closure

    10. Only Posers Die

    11. Darker Tides
    Tear Out The Heart
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    Ceremony

    It begins with the sound of a church organ, an arpeggio played on the lower notes, a melody teased out in the higher register, before a snare drum beats out an ominous, stuttering tattoo. Three minutes in, guitars begin to rumble like clouds gathering on the horizon, the melody slowly swelling, threatening to tear the sky apart. This is Anna Von Hausswolff's "Epitaph Of Theodor", and as dramatic, instrumental openings to albums go, it's close to overwhelming. But it's followed by something even more intense: "Deathbed", which growls and resonates sinisterly before shards of metallic thunder shatter the drones and a funereal beat forces the song to lurch forward. Only after some four and a half minutes of this ferocious clamour do we hear a human voice, and it's unleashed with a fierce power, rising and swooping, a vast bird pursuing its prey until the song reaches its final, unexpectedly triumphant climax.


    You want to talk about compromises? No. Nor does Anna Von Hausswolff.


    These two songs alone represent a quarter of 'Ceremony's sixty minutes, but there are eleven more on an album that confounds and dumbfounds from its start to its end. To those who used Anna Von Hausswolff's debut album, Singing From The Grave, to compare her lazily to Kate Bush, it will come as a brutal shock. The fragile atmospheres of that impressive debut, one that earned her huge acclaim in her native Sweden, have been blasted away, and what's emerged from the wasteland left behind is a dizzying masterpiece that, she proudly states, calls upon, amongst others, Elizabeth Fraser, Jefferson Airplane, PJ Harvey, Earth, Barn Owl, Nick Cave and Diamanda Galás.


    Though she now lives in Copenhagen, she grew up in the once vibrant, bohemian neighbourhood of Haga in Gothenburg, Sweden, to a family who counted amongst their ancestors Bernhard Reynold von Hausswolff, an 18th Century governor of Falun, Sweden, who helped bring an end to the burning of witches. Her father, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, is a composer and visual artist who's also co-monarch of the kingdoms of Elgaland-Vagaland, so it's perhaps not surprising that she's chosen to pursue a radical direction with her music.


    "I didn't just want 'Ceremony' to be a collection of songs," she says. "I wanted it to be like a film, with every single part connected to the other, with shifting moods and settings, but a thread holding all the tracks together. I listen to a lot of film scores, and in many the music is able to move freely without the typical structures that we find in commercial music."


    Arguably 'Ceremony's most significant ingredient is the church organ of Gothenburg's vast Annedalkyrkan, whose pipes are featured on the album's striking cover. Employed on nine of the album's thirteen tracks, it also provided von Hausswolff with the excuse to record for five days in the century old building, its cavernous space adding to the record's formidable magnitude. (Work was completed at weekends over several months in producer Filip Leyman's studios.) She found in the organ's sound a link between her own writing and a developing obsession with "drone metal", allowing her to add layers of thick textures to the songs. But - thanks to its inevitable associations with existence and mortality - the organ also suited the themes that lay at the heart of the record, which she defines as "nature and death, or the division of humanity and nature. From the moment we exit the womb, we start our paths towards materialism and destructive behaviour, and these days I feel that the gap between nature and human is growing bigger. I wanted to grasp my inner nature and be unified with nature again. 'Ceremony' is a celebration of life and everything that it contains, especially death, because in death we will be truly one with nature again."


    That's not to say that 'Ceremony' is a bleak record, something highlighted by the extraordinary "Harmonica", which sounds like Dead Can Dance channelling a Vashti Bunyan song with arrangements by Ennio Morricone. "It's a song I wrote just after my grandfather passed away," she recalls. "It's about how culture and traditions can travel from generation down to generation, and in this case from him to me by music. Just before he died, he gave me a harmonica and he told me to practise hard and only write about things that are relevant to me. His deathbed inspired me to make 'Ceremony'."


    He'd surely be proud of the bold, single-minded consequences of his legacy. Whether it be the placid but grandiose "Ocean", the hymnal "Mountains Crave", the grim, experimentalist "No Body" or the oddly exhilarating "Funeral For My Future Children", 'Ceremony' is a genuinely thrilling, timeless, inventive and even sometimes - in the purest sense of the word - gothic accomplishment.


    "This record isn't really about Anna von Hausswolff as a vocalist or as a person," she concludes. "It's about the music and all that it contains. Singing from the Grave was a raw and emotional record that happened fast. I think of it as an impulse. 'Ceremony' is more of a vision: something unfinished and unresolved, a glimpse of the future."

    1. Epitaph of Theodor
    2. Deathbed
    3. Mountains Grave
    4. Goodbye
    5. Red Sun
    6. Epitaph of Daniel
    7. No Body
    8. Liturgy of Light
    9. Harmonica
    10. Ocean
    11. Sova
    12. Funeral for my Future Children
    13. Sun Rise
    Anna Von Hausswolff
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