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Like An Ever Flowing StreamFounded 1988 in Stockholm/Sweden, Dismember were among those responsible for Death Metal's big break through. The debut album, "Like An Ever Flowing Stream" from 1991, clearly showed that Dismember are an uncompromising band which resulted in their rise to cult status within a short period of time after the album took the scene by storm. Extensive touring with bands like Death, Morbid Angel and Cannibal Corpse showed that Dismember are a live force to be reckoned with and the number of fans grew steadily. Spurred on by success, it was easy to commence the songwriting for the next album. However, the band then released the 5-track EP, "Pieces", and went out on tour again instead with Napalm Death and Obituary. They played for thousands of fans throughout Europe thus reinforcing their status as one of the best live bands on earth.Side A:
1. Override Of The Overture
2. Soon To Be Dead
3. Bleed For Me
4. And So Is Life
6. Skin Her Alive
7. Sickening Art
8. In Deaths Sleep
9. Deathevocation (Bonus Track)
10. Defective Decay (Bonus Track)
11. Torn Apart (Bonus Track)
12. Justifiable Homicide (Bonus Track)$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Lock And KeyFull of just as many catchy, metallic riffs as mosh parts, Lock & Key is a heavy mix of influences like Madball, Leeway, Cro-Mags, Metallica, Suicidal, Obituary, and is one of the most well-rounded hardcore albums in recent memory. The album was recorded in Wakefield, MA with producer Jay Maas (Verse, Bane, Defeater) and illustrates what the band is truly capable of both lyrically and musically. More than a a progression of their past material, this is a defining release for Cruel Hand.1. Lock & Key
2. Cruel Hand
3. Day or Darkness
4. Broken Glass
6. One Cold Face
7. Rotations of Hurt
9. Two Fold
10. The Bottom$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The End Complete (Awaiting Repress)
Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl
Limited To 1500 Copies
Clocking in at a taut nine songs in 39 minutes without a second of filler, The End Complete may be the definitive Obituary album. The band's third, it marks the return of lead guitarist Allen West and it also marks an impressive leap forward in production. The songwriting and playing on Obituary's past albums had been commendable, and The End Complete is no exception in that regard. Rather, it's the return of West and the remarkable production job by Scott Burns that sets this album apart from its predecessors. The return of West is important not only because his solos are one of the band's trademarks but also because he's an integral songwriter, here co-penning four of the nine songs. Burns' crystal-clear, in-your-face production is not to be underestimated, either. If anything had marred Obituary's past two albums, both of them otherwise excellent, it was the murkiness of the sound, especially the drums. That's not an issue here at all, however, as Obituary have never sounded this great. The guitar tones especially are downright vivid, particularly when West and rhythm guitarist Trevor Peres depart from one another such as during the solos (the title track is a great showcase for this, and so is Rotting Ways). You can practically feel the respective guitar tones buzzing through your head, they're so well recorded. And so are John Tardy's vocals, which are sometimes overdubbed to make them all the more potent and nuanced. They're so well recorded, in fact, you can actually understand some of the lyrics! Overall, there really isn't anything to complain about here. Sure, nine songs in a brisk 39 minutes might not be enough for those who can't get enough of Obituary's textbook style of death metal, but this is such a powerful album that even seasoned metalheads can get exhausted quickly. And besides, Obituary may be one of death metal's greatest bands ever, granted, but they're generally not the most varied or experimental. So too many more songs or too much more music, and the proceedings could begin to get increasingly monotonous, a problem that has plagued innumerable death metal albums over the years. But that's not an issue here, thankfully; the primary issue instead seems to be just how Obituary could top an album such as The End Complete. Its two predecessors, Slowly We Rot and Cause of Death, had been near perfect and were quickly deemed classics of the early death metal era. But here the band has done itself one better, bringing West back into the fold and getting a better production job from Burns, and the result is arguably the definitive Obituary album and, consequently, a prototypical death metal album. It don't get much better than this, folks.
- Jason Birchmeier (All Music Guide)1. I'm in Pain
2. Back to One
3. Dead Silence
4. In the End of Life
7. Killing Time
8. The End Complete
9. Rotting Ways$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Inked In BloodDeath metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with 'Inked In Blood,' their 9th full length LP. Almost three decades in, 'Inked In Blood' stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY's already godlike discography. The riffs, groove, snarl and rage are as fierce as ever, putting most all other contemporary death metal bands to shame. OBITUARY are THE definitive death metal band, and 'Inked In Blood' is an instant classic amongst their already storied catalog. OBITUARY are both the originators and the torch-bearers of the genre! 'Inked In Blood' is the sound of true death metal kings reclaiming their throne!!!
Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with 'Inked In Blood,' their 9th full length LP. Almost three decades in, 'Inked In Blood' stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY's already godlike discography. The riffs, groove, snarl and rage are as fierce as ever, putting most all other contemporary death metal bands to shame. OBITUARY are THE definitive death metal band, and 'Inked In Blood' is an instant classic amongst their already storied catalog. OBITUARY are both the originators and the torch-bearers of the genre! 'Inked In Blood' is the sound of true death metal kings reclaiming their throne!!!1. Centuries Of Lies
2. Violent By Nature
3. Pain Inside
4. Visions In My Head
5. Back On Top
7. Inked In Blood
8. Deny You
9. Within A Dying Breed
10. Minds Of The World
11. Out Of Blood
12. Paralyzed With Fear$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
HauntedSix Feet Under's debut album, Haunted, delivered on its promise to be an exciting collaboration between Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes and Obituary guitarist Allen West.1. The Enemy Inside
2. Silent Violence
4. Still Alive
5. Beneath the Black Sky
6. Human Target
7. Remains of You
8. Suffering in Ecstasy
9. Tomorrow's Victim
10. Torn to the Bone
11. Haunted$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Obituary (Awaiting Repress)Legendary death metal band OBITUARY return with their self-titled, 10th studio album, further cementing their legacy as one of the most important metal bands of all time! Picking up where 2014's critically acclaimed Inked In Blood left off, OBITUARY show no signs of slowing down as they continue to reign as Kings of their genre. Recorded at their home studio in Tampa, FL, Obituary is a 10 track tour-de-force of bone-pulverising death metal that is as heavy, uncompromising and infectious as anything they've released in their historic, nearly 30-year career!1. Brave
2. Sentence Day
3. A Lesson In Vengeance
4. End It Now
5. Kneel Before Me
6. It Lives
8. Turned To Stone
9. Straight To Hell
10. Ten Thousand Ways To Die$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
From Wisdom To BakedCANNABIS CORPSE was formed by MUNICIPAL WASTE bassist LandPhil Hall (bass/vocals) and his brother Josh Hallhammer Hall (drums) out of a mutual love of brutal Floridian death metal (CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL, DEICIDE, OBITUARY) and weed. The band's earliest recordings (2006's Blunted At Birth and 2008's Tube of the Resinated) are primal homages to their influences; where relentless, jackhammer beats and sick, guttural vocals lay the foundation for twisted tales of crazed weed mayhem. Time has seen the band tour the world over, and grow into a more evolved harbinger of brutal US death. CANNABIS CORPSE' new album 'From Wisdom to Baked' will undoubtedly see the death metal powerhouse step to the forefront of the worldwide extreme scene.1. Baptized In Bud
2. Zero Weed Tolerance
3. Weedless Ones
4. Individual Pot Patterns
5. Pull The Carb
6. Considered Dank
7. Voice Of The Bowl
8. THC Crystal Mountain
9. With Their Hash He Will Create
10. From Wisdom To Baked
11. Medicinal Healing$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ghettoville - Box SetBox Set Includes:
Ghettoville (3LP + CD)
Hazyville (White Vinyl 2LP + CD - Exclusive To Boxset)
32-Page Art Book
Ghettoville is the bleached out and black tinted conclusion of the Actress image.
Where the demands of writing caught the artist slumped and reclined, devoid of any soul, acutely aware of the simulated prism that required breakout.
Four albums in and the notes and compositions no longer contain decipherable language.
The scripts now carry tears, the world has returned to a flattened state, and out through that window, the birds look back into the cage they once inhabited.
Spitting flames behind a white wall of silence.
The machines have turned to stone, data reads like an obituary to its user.
A fix is no longer a release, it's a brittle curse. Zero satisfaction, no teeth, pseudo artists running rampant, but the path continues.
R.I.P Music 2014.1. Forgiven
2. Street Corp.
16. Rule$107.99Vinyl LP + 2 CDs Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Hasta La Muerte (Awaiting Repress)Limited edition double vinyl from Southern Lord in Stoughton gatefold jacket which perfectly complements the amazing painting by artist Dan Seagrave (Entombed, Morbid Angel).
Following the initial vinyl release of Xibalba's Madre Mi Por Los Dias debut full-length in 2011 (via A389 Records), Southern Lord released a CD pressing of the album, as part of its ongoing underground series. Madre Mi Por Los Dias stormed the hardcore world with its apocalyptic, down-tuned, slow-motion brutality, the band's ultra-energizing buildups and relentlessly brutal breakdowns instantly drawing comparisons to Disembodied, Bloodlet, and the heaviest of the late '90s/early 2000s hardcore scene as well as kings of low-end, groove-laden death metal like Crowbar, Obituary and Sepultura.
Hasta La Muerte, Spanish for "to the death," is the band's first full-length album for Southern Lord. It's a lethal collision of brutal death metal, vicious hardcore and oppressive sludge, taking the concept of heavy to a new, crushing level in the process! Hasta La Muerte was recorded and produced by Taylor Young (Nails). Greg Anderson of Sunn O))), Goatsnake and Southern Lord has collaborated with the band on 2 tracks: "Flood" and "Cold." Anderson's sub-bass six string warfare seemlessly integrates within the ultra-heaviness of the Xibalba sound.
The band's songwriting, performance and recording of the album shows Xibalba taking a giant leap forward. Hasta La Muetre will firmly establish the band as a force to be reckoned with as well as new leaders within the underground metal scene.1. No Serenity
3. Laid to Rest
6. The Flood
7. Hasta La Muerte
8. Mala Mujer
11. Cold$20.99Limited Edition Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake-Suite From The Ballet180g Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original Stereo Analogue Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios
"A tall, imposing figure in front of an orchestra, so tall that he often dispensed with the usual conductor's podium, Efrem Kurtz had a graceful, baton-less technique that drew a fluid yet well-controlled response from the players and infused a vivid poetry into romantic music in particular. Much sought after in the music of his native Russia, and in the ballet music in which he first made his name conducting Anna Pavlova, Kurtz was a link back to the musical life of pre-revolutionary St Petersburg." So wrote most eloquently Noel Goodwin in his 1995 obituary in the Independent of the distinguished 95 years old Russian conductor, who had studied with Glazunov and Tcherepnin no less, and was a pupil of Arthur Nikisch.
Kurtz was a familiar name with the Philharmonia to the record collector of the 1950s and Yehudi Menuhin was in his prime. Menuhin's presence on the recording can be explained by a long tradition of celebrated violinists performing the solo violin parts of Swan Lake, from Leopold Auer at the first production to Mischa Elman for Diaghilev and contemporary with this recording, Campoli for Fistoulari.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England.
In the original review in The Gramophone of December 1958, W.S.M. remarked: "The sound of the orchestra is extremely well defined all the way through, and the tunes are enunciated in a most dapper fashion; Kurtz really understands the style of the music..." and found Menuhin's solo violin contributions "make you sit up and listen hard, to his phrasing and expression..." and concluded that compared with rival versions, this record was "more stylish and more attractively played. Don't try to dance to it, but do listen to it."
This title is not eligible for discount.1. a. Introduction
b. No. 2: Valse (Act 1)
c. No. 4: Pas de trios, Nos. 1-6 (Act 1)
2. No. 5: Pas de deux, Nos. 1 & 2 (Act 1)
3. a. No. 5: Pas de deux, Nos. 3 & 4 (Act 1)
b. No. 10: Scene (Act 2)
c. No. 13: Danses des cygnes Nos. 1, 2 & 4 (Act 2)
4. a. No. 13, Danses des cygnes, No. 5 (Act 2)
b. No. 20: Danse hongroise (Czardas) (Act 3)
c. Danse russe (from Supplement$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
IV: Symptoms Of ExistenceFormed in the Spirng of 2007, Mother of Mercy plays contemporary metallic hardcore that draws from some of the best elements of '90s HC with a well-executed tinge of metal. Their music is raw, abrasive and dark, highly influenced by Samhain, Undertow and Obituary, and a much-needed reviver of today's re-hashed metalcore sound.1. Forever Night, Forever Mourning
2. Symptoms of Existence
3. Soul Burns Slow
4. World of Pain
5. Swinging The Chain
6. Live Through Darkness
9. Upper Hand
10. Final Breath$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Masquerade in BloodFor the first time in over 20 years, the seventh studio album from German thrash legends SODOM appears on vinyl again! This time around, the album has been fully remastered, with a bonus studio track added. The original cover artwork has also been fully restored from original scans provided by legendary cover artist Andreas Marschall (Running Wild, King Diamond, Grave Digger, Blind Guardian, Kreator, Obituary, etc..).
One of the "Big Four Teutonic Thrash" bands, along with fellow legends of the genre Kreator, Destruction and Tankard, SODOM have released nearly 20 albums with total sales of more than one million albums.1. Masquerade in Blood
2. Gathering of Minds
3. Fields of Honour
6. Shadow of Damnation
7. Peacemaker's Law
8. Murder in My Eyes
9. Unwanted Youth
13. Let's Break the Law
14. 20,000 Feet (Bonus Track)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The SufferingLong Awaited 4th Full Length Release
Dawn of Demise was formed in Silkeborg, Denmark in 2003 with one sole purpose - to play heavy and groovy death metal. Here 13 years later that goal hasn't changed. The band's emphasis has always been on heaviness, groove, good songs and catchy riffs which has over the years solidified them in the death metal scene.
The band has, during the course of its existence wherein 4 releases have seen the light of day, shaped their death metal sound which best can be described as heavy US style death metal with lots of elements from the world of slam. With inspirations like: Suffocation, Pyrexia, Internal Bleeding, Abominable Putridity, Obituary, and Inveracity the heavier death metal element doesn't come as a complete surprise.
After receiving great reviews of the previous album "Rejoice in Vengeance" Dawn of Demise is now ready with its 4th full length album "The Suffering".1. Sadistic Gratification
2. Destined to Suffer
3. The Suffering
4. Deride the Wretch
5. The Process of Killing
7. Coercion of the Victim
8. A Malignant Condition
9. Those Who Deserve My Wrath
10. As the World Dies
11. Deify the Outrageous$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
RustRust" is the new album from Harm's Way. Recorded at Brick Top Recordings by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt), mixed at God City Studios by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Nails). Brutally and meticulously refined, "Rust" brilliantly combines industrial repetition (think Godflesh), metal attack (think Sepultura, Helmet, Celtic Frost), and hardcore aggression. Showing that Harm's Way have emerged from the wreckage of past genres as the new high watermark of heavy in contemporary aggressive music.
Opener "Infestation" stomps with machine-like precision before plunging into a depressing sonic dirge. While songs like "Law Of The Land", "Hope", "Cancerous Ways", and others introduce guitar and electronic driven atmospherics into the arsenal. These subtle dynamics bleed into other aspects of "Rust" as well. Mid-album beast "Left To Disintegrate" unfurls as an unforgettable anti-anthem ripe with infectious creeping metallic undertones. While "Amongst The Rust" and "Turn To Stone" introduce guest vocals from Colin Young (Twitching Tongues) and Emily Jancetic. Both of them adding haunting nuance to the brute force of the band. All of this leads to the epic closer "Ease My Mind"; a take-no-prisoners aural bludgeoning so heavy that it needs to be heard to be believed.1. Infestation
2. Law Of The Land
5. Cancerous Ways
6. Amongst The Rust
8. Docile Bodies
9. Turn To Stone
10. Ease My Mind$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
BeastImagine a creature laying dormant beneath the earth, in an inhuman slumber since a time long forgotten. This creature reawakens, cracks up through the ground and finds a world it barely recognizes. Chaos, disorder, brutality, bloodthirst and terror are all around. Seeking to restore some sense of order to its surroundings, the creature adopts the destructive nature it witnesses in man and begins a vengeful quest for power.
Mythology, fable and metaphor collide with "Beast", a blistering new album marking the return of DESPISED ICON. The genre-defining band is fully reawakened, poised to recapture the crown with the monstrous and merciless might of their potent expression. Featuring the men responsible for most of the band's now classic death metal catalog, "Beast" is a vicious commentary on the state of the world and the state of music itself.
This is old school DESPISED ICON reminiscent of "The Healing Process" (2005) and "The Ills Of Modern Man" (2007), but cast through an ultra-modern lens, carrying with it the experience and driven purpose of a band secure in their identity and their legacy. Without sacrificing the creative leaps of what many feared would be their final album, "Day Of Mourning" (2009), DESPISED ICON renew their focus on the collision of dual vocals, technical wizardry, precision dexterity and massive bottom end they helped to pioneer.
'The Aftermath' kicks off the album with brutal immediacy, encompassing the full scope of what's ahead with unrelenting attack and classic death metal flair. 'Inner Demons' will have guitar teachers and drum instructors pulling their hair out in frustrated angst, while songs like 'Bad Vibes' put the impossible sounding shred workouts on the backburner in favor of brute force. Throughout the album, deep grooves reminiscent of the best of OBITUARY, DYING FETUS, INTERNAL BLEEDING, or even BIOHAZARD pulse within the fierce aggression. There's melody to be found in songs like the French-language 'Drapeau Noir.' The dual vocal style DESPISED ICON fans love is as unrestrained as ever.
For many extreme music fans, it may be hard to remember a time before DESPISED ICON, given the massive influence they've subsequently had on the genre. But when the group formed back in 2002 and released "Consumed By Your Poison" the same year, there was little intersection between the sounds of classic death metal and the brute force of hardcore. The "metalcore" genre had been in full swing for some time and plenty of those bands had experimented with elements of death metal. But DESPISED ICON were among the first to fully embrace the signatures of the traditional death metal formula combined with a relentless embrace of breakdowns, part of an emerging new sound.
DESPISED ICON steadily built a following through hard touring with CRYPTOPSY, SUFFOCATION, IMMOLATION, DEICIDE, MORBID ANGEL, BEHEMOTH, HATEBREED and NAPALM DEATH. The diversity of sounds demonstrated by that list of bands is evidence of DESPISED ICON's broad appeal. Before too long, a new subgenre bubbled up from the underground, built around bands like DESPISED ICON, SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL SHALL PERISH, CARNIFEX and JOB FOR A COWBOY. Like many genre tags, "deathcore" became something of a controversial and uncomfortable albatross for many of the associated bands at various times. But the impact of what is unquestionably an exciting variation of extreme music is undeniable.
DESPISED ICON now boldly reclaims their legacy without reservation or apology. Since the time of the band's dissolution - the result of professional burnout, the shifting priorities and responsibilities that come with adulthood and the need for a creative recharge - the group's members were able to explore different textures with groups like OBEY THE BRAVE and HEAVEN'S CRY. The time apart has only strengthened their resolve when it comes to the purity of what DESPISED ICON means to them as well as to their worldwide fans.
From the savagely unhinged vocals to the inexhaustible pound of the blast beats, DESPISED ICON's new album is a swift reminder that this band is one of the originators of a powerful movement in extreme metal. The "Beast" is reawakened and ready to rumble. DESPISED ICON is back, ladies and gents, with no frills, no bullshit, and just total power.1. The Aftermath
2. Inner Demons
3. Drapeau Noir
4. Bad Vibes
5. Dedicated to Extinction
6. Grind Forever
7. Time Bomb
8. One Last Martini
10. Beast$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Resurrection Through Fire (Out of Stock)Formed in 1995 in upstate New York, Burning Human released a 7 song demo tape entitled Death Is Mercy which contained songs that were later released on the compilation We The People: A Compilation of Upstate NYs Hardest. Jason Sunkes continued on in bands such as Stigmata, Dead Rabbits and Great Day For Up, while Jason Bittner, hailed as one of the top drummers in metal today, eventually hooked up with New England thrash metallers Shadows Fall.
Now, resurrected from the ashes in 2008 by Bittner, Burning Human has completed their first full length album with legendary guitar player James Murphy (Obituary, Death, Testament, Disincarnate) who produced and mixed the album at his SafeHouse Productions Studios. Murphy himself adds several solos to what is a deadly helping of traditional death metal in its purest form.1. Throes of Dementia
2. Tormented Mind
3. As Good As Dead
4. The Final Conception
5. Chemical Experimentation
6. Imminent Demise
7. Self-Inflicted Crucifixion
8. Mass Murder
9. Guilty of Insanity
10. Resurrection Through Fire$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock