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Pale CommunionPALE COMMUNION, which was produced by the band's very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, is heralded by the lead single, "Cusp of Eternity."
The new material find's Opeth once again challenging the boundaries of extreme music. In a recent interview with VICE's Noisey, Akerfeldt stated, "I wanted to do something more melodic with this album there's stronger vocal melodies and more melodies overall I was pretty consistent with that frame of mind throughout the writing process." Recently, Metal Injection's Greg Kennelty broke down Opeth's PALE COMMUNION in a track by track review, exclaiming "This record knows exactly what it's doing and nails it through and through one of my favorite records of 2014. If not my favorite record of 2014."
PALE COMMUNION follows 2011's critically acclaimed HERITAGE which proved a milestone album for Opeth, earning them widespread acclaim and an ever-growing fan following. Debuting Top 20 on the Billboard 200 and racking up numerous 'Best Of' accolades in 2011, HERITAGE landed at #2 on both Decibel's "Top 40 Albums of 2011" and Guitar World's "Top 50 Albums of 2011" lists.LP 1
1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp Of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
3. Voice Of Treason
4. Faith In Others$28.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Still Life (Picture Disc)Limited Double Picture Disc Edition
'Still Life' was Opeth's fourth career studio release, & first outing for Peaceville and armed with renewed enthusiasm, the band delivered a flawless gem of an album. Originally released in 1999, the enigmatic 'Still Life' is an ambitious concept album focusing on a tale of forbidden love in dangerous times.
Featuring the extraordinary voice and poetic lyrics of Mikael Akerfeldt, Still Life's moods range from brutal passages of extreme metal to predominantly acoustic moments of breathtaking beauty, & is regarded as one of the defining releases in helping to mark Opeth's ascension towards being a dominant force in the world of metal and prog.
This limited double picture disc vinyl edition is presented in a gatefold sleeve featuring the re-worked artwork by original designer Travis Smith on both the sleeve and the vinyl prints, as well as featuring the band's iconic emblem on the cover.LP 1
1. The Moor
2. Godhead's Lament
1. Moonlapse Vertigo
2. Face Of Melinda
3. Serenity Painted Death
4. White Cluster$32.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Ghost ReveriesAs hard to believe as it appears there are still exceptions to the rule out there. For the past 15 years OPETH have managed to tread their very own path through a scene full of wannabes and traditionalists without ever heeding metal laws or fashion trends. Death metal was trasnformed into a melting pot in the hands of OPETH who added goth, 70s-prog-rock, folk and even elements of jazz with great skill transcending each genre in turn.
After their sonic double assault that was Deliverance and Damnation - one heavy to the point of bursting, the latter ballad-oriented - no-one thought it possible that OPETH would be able to cap it all off with Ghost Reveries. They did so with ease. Ghost Reveries is positively brimming with grand emotions, brutal riffs, spherical guitars, acoustic breaks, epic keyboards, rocking organs, enchanting solos and vocals reaching from downright evil to heart-breakingly beautiful. You can detect MORBID ANGEL just as well as PINK FLOYD, KING CRIMSON and NICK DRAKE.
Let Ghost Reveries be your personal expedition. Metal by and for visionaries.1. Ghost Of Perdition
2. The Baying Of The Hounds
3. Beneath The Mire
5. Reverie/harlequin Forest
6. Hours Of Wealth
7. The Grand Conjuration
8. Isolation Years$42.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
TellurianWhen Swedish drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH) joined forces with metal bassist extraordinaire Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS,
TESTAMENT, DEATH, ICED EARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis in a brand new project called SOEN, it was obvious that this
collaboration would not be just another name-dropping, substance-deprived "super project".
Martin Lopez has described the band's music as melodic, heavy, intricate and different. Even then, Lopez may be selling his band short. SOEN is, in a
More than just a sum of is rather esteemed parts, SOEN weave an intricate network of melodies and lull the listener submerged in a bliss of melancholy.
The colors are there, lingering within the grays. It's just up to you to find them.1. Komenco
2. Tabula Rasa
4. The Words
9. The Other's Fal$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blackwater Park (Bonus Track)Generally hailed as OPETH' opus magnum, Blackwater Park (2001) has proven to be a transitional album for the band. While its earlier albums bring extreme and epic metal, later albums are leaning heavily towards mid-seventies progressive rock. Blackwater Park brings you the best of both, with tons of huge metal riffing, pre-metal proggy hooks and dark lyrical topics. In this new direction, OPETH sounds remarkably fresh and convincing on each lengthy track, fully exploring and captivating. No less today than at the the time of the original release!
Accompanying the 2010 Legacy Edition of the album, Music on Vinyl will issue the album as an Expanded Audiophile Edition at the end of April. Filled to the rim and handled with the utmost care, we present:
- The album as double audiophile vinyl in gatefold sleeve
- 1 bonustrack: THE LEPER AFFINITY (Live)
- 8-page booklet with new artwork and liner notes by Mikael ÅkerfeldtLP1
1. The Leper Affinity
4. The Drapery Falls
1. Dirge For November
2. The Funeral Portrait
3. Patterns In The Ivy
4. Blackwater Park
5. The Leper Affinity (Live)$54.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Sorceress (Black Vinyl)Pressed On Black Vinyl
There are few bands that can or will match Sweden's Opeth. Since forming in the tiny Stockholm suburb of Bandhagen in 1990, the Swedes have eclipsed convention, defiantly crushed the odds, and, most importantly, crafted 12 stunningly beautiful, become one of the best bands on the planet; on album or on stage. Ask any Opeth fan. Enquire with any band that's shared the proverbial pine with the Swedes. Or, get a label representative to talk Opeth. They'll all tell you the same thing: Opeth are peerless. And they're only getting better.
Opeth's new album, Sorceress, their first for Nuclear Blast via the band's imprint label Moderbolaget Records, is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album's opener "Persephone" to "The Wilde Flowers" and "Strange Brew" to the album's counterpart title tracks "Sorceress" and "Sorceress II", Opeth's twelfth full-length is an unparalleled adventure, where visions cleverly and secretly change, colours mute as if weathered by time, and sounds challenge profoundly. Sorceress is, by definition, moored in Åkerfeldt's impressive record collection-his one true vice-but, as always, there's more invention than appropriation at play.
"This time around I didn't think about what I wanted to do," Åkerfeldt reveals. "I was forced to write. But once I started, it was easy. This record, like the last record, didn't take long to write. Like five or six months. The thoughts behind this record developed as I was writing. The only thing I was thinking about with this record was to write that songs didn't musically connect. I made sure if I had a song that was new sounding for this record, I'd make the next song completely different. I think the songs are very different from one another. It's very diverse."
Certainly, every Opeth record has had diversity. In 1995, Orchid reset the rules of death metal. Six years later, Blackwater Park hit the high note for musicality in a genre generally devoid of it. Damnation, in 2003, was the work of a band determined to upend the norm. Five years after that, Watershed closed Opeth's chapter on death metal by visiting its darkest corners and holding its native brutality aloft. And in 2014, Pale Communion officially bridged the progressive music gap by twisting the intrepid sounds of '60s, '70s, and '80s into contemporary brilliance. So, really, what's so different about Sorceress?
"My music taste got a little wider," grins Åkerfeldt. "I started listening to jazz. I bought a lot of Coltrane records. I never really thought Coltrane would be for me because I like 'dinner jazz.' I like comfortable, soft, nice, and lovely jazz. Like Miles Davis' '50s stuff. Porgy and Bess, for example. I guess Dave Brubeck fits in there, too. So, that's the only new influx of musical inspiration for me. Other than that, I've been buying the same type of records I always have. Prog, symphonic rock, singer/songwriter, metal, hard rock But there wasn't anything that set me off like The Zombies or Scott Walker. Nothing got me going this time."
Actually, that's not entirely true. Åkerfeldt's always mining for progressive gold. Good, rare music is particularly good at getting his motor running. He found double-gold in one-off Italian outfit Il Paese dei Balocchi and Bobak, Jons, Malone's ultra-obscure Motherlight album. To wit, get Åkerfeldt talking about either and he's all too pleased to discuss the finer points of Il Paese dei Balocchi's string-based darkness or how he fan-boyed Malone via email to get the famed British orchestrator and one-time Iron Maiden producer to contribute to Sorceress.
"I absolutely love Il Paese dei Balocchi," Åkerfeldt professes. "They did one album. It's insanely good. It has everything I love about progressive rock in it. This album is so orchestrated and epic. It's got lots of string sections. It's very moody, dark, and sad. It's a mystery they didn't do any more. As for Will Malone, he did the strings and stuff for the Sabbath records-Sabotage and Never Say Die! But now he does strings for pop artists like Joss Stone, The Verve, Depeche Mode. I looked him up, mostly because he was the house engineer for Morgan Studios in the '60s. He was also in a few bands. Like Orange Bicycle and played on the Motherlight album. He also had a solo record, which is also amazing and superbly rare. It's orchestral. The bulk of it is strings. It's kind of like Nick Drake."
Åkerfeldt's quick to point out, however, his newfound progressive music loves didn't directly inspire him to write Sorceress. The majority of the album was penned in Opeth's rehearsal space, where, nestled comfortably in a corner, a computer, a keyboard, and a microphone sit ready for the next Opeth epic. It isn't plush, but it's exactly the type of environment the frontman needs to focus his creative self into song.
"When I'm in a writing mode, I have tunnel vision," says Åkerfeldt. "I have a really good work ethic. I go down to the studio everyday early in the morning and I work. I absolutely love it. It's so much fun. It's much easier now, too. I write complete demos. I sequence the songs in the order I want them to be on the record. I do mixing. I do overdubs. Once I'm done, I give copies to the guys so they can listen to the album. They practice to it on their own. When it's time to go into the studio, everybody does their own thing. It obviously works."
For Sorceress, Opeth returned to Rockfield Studios in Wales, where the Swedes had tracked Pale Communion in 2014 with Tom Dalgety. The experience was so positive and historical-the countryside studio was also home to pivotal Budgie, Queen, Rush, Judas Priest, and Mike Oldfield recordings-there really was no other option for Opeth and crew. Rockfield Studios or bust! The studio, with Dalgety yet again in tow, provided the necessary isolation, the right bucolic atmosphere, the best gear, and three square meals a day for Sorceress to come out the other end spitting fire. All in 12 bittersweet days, too.
"There was a time when I came out of our recordings a wreck," Åkerfeldt bemoans. "But now I come out with a wish. I wish it wouldn't have gone so quickly. There's emptiness after I leave the studio. I love writing and recording in the studio. It's lovely at Rockfield. It's in the sticks. It's got horses and cows. There's lots of sheep in Wales. But the studio is just a studio. It's so beautiful there. So quiet. It's a residential studio as well, so we live there while we're recording. We have chefs for us, too. So, we can just be there, playing, recording, and hanging out."
If life is like a Peter Max poster, the lyrics to Sorceress aren't. There's color, but they've been treated, corrupted, and befouled. That is to say, they're much darker. Some of bleak lyrical tones stem from Åkerfeldt's personal life-and are thusly contorted beyond recognition-while others touch grimly on topics like love and what happens to people on the other side of it. In fact, some of the lyrical ideas are similar to what was happening on Blackwater Park.
"I made sure to write good lyrics," Åkerfeldt laughs. "This sounds very old-fashioned black metal to say, but the lyrics are misanthropic. It's not a concept record, so there's no theme running through the record. Most of the record deals with love. The negative aspects of love. The jealously, the bitterness, the paranoia, and the mind games of love. So, it's a love record. Love songs. Love can be like a disease or a spell."
Luckily, for Åkerfeldt and crew-bassist Martín MÉndez, drummer Martin Axenrot, guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, and keyboardist Joakim Svalberg-the lineup doesn't have to deal with Sorceress' main theme. They've been together since Heritage was completed, and according to Åkerfeldt he's not been in a better band situation before. Not since Orchid. Not since Still Life. Not since Ghost Reveries.
"It's the best band situation I've ever had. Fans will look at our eras and have their favorite lineup, but this is the best. Even the happiest days of the first and second lineups aren't comparable to what I have now. We never fight. It's like a good work team. We know each other professionally and personally. As much as we're a band, we're also friends. We hang out when we're not doing Opeth."
A core team is a good thing, when Opeth's credibility is in full view of fans and critics. Åkerfeldt's very aware of what the masses have had to say about Opeth since Watershed. While some disliked the musical shift on Heritage, most have applauded it. They've come to expect something new from Opeth. True to form, Sorceress will give long-time fans and weary critics reason to re-think Opeth and what it takes to be musically fearless.
"I hope they'll like the record," posits Åkerfeldt. "I can only talk from my perspective and taste here, but we offer diversity that's not really present in the scene today. Whatever genre. We've always been a special band. We've gotten a lot of shit for being different. We still do. Our time will come, I think. It comes down to perseverance. It comes down to not giving up or giving in to public opinion. Music is about doing your own thing or going your own way."1. Persephone
3. The Wilde Flowers
4. Will O The Wisp
6. Sorceress 2
7. The Seventh Sojourn
8. Strange Brew
9. A Fleeting Glance
11. Persephone (Slight Return)
12. The Ward
13. Spring MCMLXXIV$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Storm CorrosionStorm Corrosion is the long-discussed and highly anticipated collaboration between two of the modern progressive rock scene's most innovative and multi-talented artists: Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson and Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth. The pair will release their self-titled debut album via Roadrunner Records.
The sound of Storm Corrosion can best be described as enchanting, orchestral, ambient, epic (half the album's tracks clock in around the 10-minute mark) and nothing short of surprising to the new ear. However, the musicians' respective fanbases will be primed to appreciate the new output, with Wilson's recent solo album, Grace for Drowning, and Opeth's Heritage having brought them to a logical place to understand Storm Corrosion. This eponymous collection is almost viewed as one side of a musical triangle.
Says Wilson, "If you'd asked me three months ago about the music, I would have said, 'Expect the last thing you would expect.' But actually, now that Heritage and Grace for Drowning have come out, I don't think it's going to be that much of a shock to people, because it's almost like a third part of the trilogy, in a way. If anything, it's even more orchestral, even more stripped down, even more dark, twisted and melancholic, but it certainly feels like it comes from the same place as Heritage and Grace for Drowning, which indeed it does because it was written during the same period."
"Some of the music on this record I think is the most beautiful music I have participated in ever," adds Åkerfeldt. "There's some magical sections on there. Musically I think we've created something earthy, a bit frightening, exhausting, profound and rather intense. All at the same time. I can safely say I don't know any other band or artist that sounds anything like Storm Corrosion. I guess that was also one of our goals, so to speak."1. Drag Ropes
2. Storm Corrosion
5. Lock Howl
6. Ljudet Innan$38.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Extol180 Gram Heavy Weight Vinyl With White, Grey, and See-Through Colors
Progressive death metal for fans of OPETH, GOJIRA, MASTODON.
Norwegian Grammy-nominated cult band return with their magnum opus. Extols self titled album is a like a complex metallic alloy. The playfulness of the songs and the brutal bonding of genres are transformed into a fusion of atmospheric and harmonic prog rock, merged with the tempered thrash and death metal that Extol so uniquely master.
This album leads us straight to the core of Extol. Drummer David Husvik comments: ""Extol" is the album that was planned all the way, but never materialized. Partly due to changes in the line up, but also because of the band´s urge to always reach for something new.
The album is the recap of 20 years of Extolhistory, both musically and lyrically." With a long awaited creative collaboration with Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Enslaved) and some truly magnificent artwork by Travis Smith (Katatonia, Opeth, Death), Extol has managed to create a timeless masterpiece and the vision of the band seems clearer than ever.1. Betrayal
2. Open The Gates
4. A Gift Beyond Human Reach
5. Faltering Moves
6. Behold The Sun
7. Dawn Of Redemption
10. Unveiling The Obscure$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ElddopSweden's d-beat crust gods, MARTYRDÖD, return with their second full-length for Southern Lord. Once again they entered the infamous Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) to record their new full-length, entitled Elddop the crushing follow-up to 2012's Paranoia LP.
Made up of some of crust's top combatants, including members of Acursed, Agrimonia, Miasmal, Skitsystem and others, MARTYRDÖD fuses black metal influences into their crust punk style. They create a sense of unfathomable darkness to staggering effect through their game-changing albums; the debut, In Extremis, and the aforementioned Paranoia, which saw them expand their sound with more dynamic leads, empowering dis-harmonies and tension-filled buildups than ever before. Through heavy touring and an unstoppable live show the band has amassed a diehard fanbase in the underground, which will only continue to expand through the upcoming release of Elddop.1. Nödkanal
2. En Jobbigt JÄvel
4. Mer skada Än nytta
5. PrÄsternas Tid
8. Slav Manual
10. Skum pÄ vÄridens hav
11. Varningens klockor
14. HjÄrnspoken$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EXPO-BLA-3718xEdge Of Sanity
The Spectral SorrowsSTUNNING 180 GRAM TRANSPARENT BLUE VINYL REISSUE OF EDGE OF SANITYS THIRD ALBUM
Edge of Sanity was a Swedish death metal band whose work often delved into experimental, even progressive, territory. Edge of Sanity are regarded alongside Opeth as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock. The Spectral Sorrows is the third full-length studio album by the Swedish death metal band, Edge of Sanity, recorded by Borje Forsberg in JulyAugust 1993 and released by Black Mark Productions in 1993.1. The Spectral Sorrows (instrumental)
3. Livin' Hell
5. The Masque
6. Blood of My Enemies (Manowar Cover)
7. Jesus Cries
8. Across the Fields of Forever
9. On the Other Side
11. Waiting to Die
12. Feedin' the Charlatan
13. A Serenade for the Dead (instrumental)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EXPO-BLA-6115xEdge Of Sanity
Purgatory AfterglowEdge of Sanity was a Swedish death metal band whose work often delved into experimental, even progressive, territory. Edge of Sanity are regarded alongside Opeth as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock. Purgatory Afterglow is the fourth full-length studio album by the Swedish death metal band Edge of Sanity. The album was recorded by Dan Swanö in Unisound Studios, Örebro, Sweden in July 1994 and released in 1994 by Black Mark Productions.1. Twilight
2. Of Darksome Origin
5. Black Tears
7. Velvet Dreams
8. Enter Chaos
9. The Sinner and the Sadness
10. Song of Sirens$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Symphony For The DevilClear Colored Vinyl
Symphony For The Devil is Witchery's third full-length studio album after Restless & Dead in 1998 and Dead, Hot And Ready in 1999. Symphony... was released in 2001 and has received underground acclaim from metal fanzines and webzines. The album continues in the style of previous Witchery releases, with thrash metal riffing and solos, but with a black and death metal influence. This album sees Martin Axe of Opeth on drums, after the departure of Mique. The reissue of the album in 2007 uses slightly different cover art.1. The Storm
2. Unholy Wars
5. Bone Mill
6. None Buried Deeper
8. Called For By Death
9. Hearse Of The Pharoahs
10. Shallow Grave
12. The One Within$22.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
InfernoFormer MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will release Inferno, his first solo album of original material in four years, via Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded primarily in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (DANZIG, CHILDREN OF BODOM) and mixed by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH) - features what Friedman recently told Guitar World is the most intense writing and playing I can do. The album also includes notable guest appearances by several artists influenced by Friedman, including flamenco/metal acoustic guitar duo RODRIGO Y GABRIELA, CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho, SKYHARBOR mastermind Keshav Dhar and REVOCATION guitar whiz David Davidson, as well as Friedman's first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in CACOPHONY, the pioneering duo of guitar mayhem.
In addition, Inferno breaks all genre rules and creates new ones with an exhilarating and musically daring mash-up with Jørgen Munkeby of the acclaimed blackjazz act SHINING, as well as two tracks featuring vocals by rock guru Danko Jones. Overall, Inferno is by fa Friedman's most thrilling and adventurous effort to date.
- Blabbermouth1. Inferno
3. Wicked Panacea (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)
4. Steroidhead (feat. Keshav Dhar)
5. I Can't Relax (feat. Danko Jones)
6. Meat Hook (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)
7. Hyper Doom
8. Sociopaths (feat. David Davidson)
9. Lycanthrope (feat. Alexi Laiho & Danko Jones)
11. Horrors (co-written by Jason Becker)
12. Inferno (reprise)$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EXPO-BLA-1813xEdge Of Sanity
UnorthodoxSTUNNING 180 GRAM TRANSPARENT YELLOW VINYL REISSUE OF EDGE OF SANITYS SECOND ALBUM
Edge of Sanity was a Swedish death metal band whose work often delved into experimental, even progressive, territory. Edge of Sanity are regarded alongside Opeth as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock. Unorthodox is the second full-length studio album by the Swedish death metal band Edge of Sanity. It was recorded in between December 1991 and January 1992 with Tomas Skogsberg and released by Black Mark Records on July 8, 1992.1. The Unorthodox
3. Incipience to the Butchery
4. In the Veins / Darker Than Black
5. Everlasting (Epidemic Reign Part III)
6. After Afterlife
7. Beyond the Unknown
9. A Curfew for the Damned (...Blind Belief)
10. Cold Sun (Epidemic Reign Part IV)
11. The Day of Maturity
12. Requiscon by Pace (Instrumental)
13. Dead but Dreaming
14. When All is Said$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 Sealed Buy Now
A Spoonful Of TimeThe first ever covers album from Prog Rock legends, Nektar, finds the band joined by an incredible gathering of musical heroes from a wide variety of genres!
A psychedelic head trip through classic rock radio with artful twists on The Doors' "Riders On The Storm," Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here," Rush's "Sprit Of Radio," Roxy Music's "Out Of The Blue" and more!
Features performances by members of Yes, King Crimson, Symphony X, Opeth, Marillion, Asia, The Moody Blues, Dream Theater, Tangerine Dream, and more!LP1
2. Spirit Of The Radio
3. Fly Like An Eagle
4. Wish You Were Here
5. For The Love Of Money
6. Can't Find My Way Home
7. 2000 Light Years From Home
1. Riders On The Storm
2. Blinded By The Light
3. Out Of The Blue
4. Old Man
5. Dream Weaver
6. I'm Not In Love
7. Africa$39.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
War EternalIt's a hellish inferno.
This is WAR ETERNAL.
This is Fucking War.
This is the new, 10th studio album by metal icons ARCH ENEMY, which is destined to continue the band's global conquest with raging riffs, roaring vocals and anthemic melodies.
Produced by the band and mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost) at Fascination Street Studio.1. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F minor)
2. Never Forgive, Never Forget
3. War Eternal
4. As The Pages Burn
5. No More Regrets
6. You Will Know My Name
7. Graveyard Of Dreams
8. Stolen Life
9. Time Is Black
10. On And On
12. Down To Nothing
13. Not Long For This World$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Head Carrier (Box Set)Limited Edition Box Set Includes Heavyweight 180-Gram 12" Vinyl, CD, Lyrics & Artwork Book
The Pixies are back with their sixth studio album, Head Carrier. This is their first album to feature new bass player, Paz Lenchantin. The album, their second since reuniting, was produced by Tom Dalgety, known for his work with Royal Blood, Opeth, and Band Of Skulls.1. Head Carrier
2. Classic Masher
3. Baal's Back
4. Might As Well Be Gone
7. Tenement Song
8. Bel Esprit
9. All I Think About Now
10. Um Chagga Lagga
11. Plaster Of Paris
12. All The Saints$69.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Rites Of SeparationThe name of Gothenburg-based quintet AGRIMONIA will reverberate through the masses throughout the coming months as their third LP, and first for Southern Lord, is subject to be released onto the masses at the end of April.
Having signed with Southern Lord mid-2012, AGRIMONIA bunkered into the studio over the turn of the year to record their label debut Rites Of Separation, the final product then mixed by mastermind Fredrik Nordstrom at infamous Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Opeth, Arch Enemy). With just seconds short of a full hour of material harnessed, the completed recordings boast the most mammoth and varied sounds in the band's already diversified and expansive sound, their bustling slow-motion post-rock builds displayed with the most epic refinement. The band's unconcealed crustpunk ethos and scathing elements shine through the pristine devastation, with elements of Summoning, Damad, Pelican, Opeth, Crisis, Bolt Thrower, Nausea and countless more shining within AGRIMONIA's crushing, poignant and unique new LP.1. Talion
3. While Life Lies
4. The Battle Fought
5. Awaiting$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Codex OmegaPrimordial, menacing and majestic; SEPTICFLESH - the gods of orchestral extreme metal - return with their new album, Codex Omega, set for release via Prosthetic Records.
Codex Omega was produced by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir) and features 10 tracks of their trademark blend of mystical atmosphere, relentless death guitar riffing and pale melodies. Lyrically and musically, Codex Omega is by far the most infernal release from SEPTICFLESH to date.1. Dante's Inferno
2. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega)
3. Portrait of a Headless Man
5. Enemy of Truth
6. Dark Art
7. Our Church, Below the Sea
8. Faceless Queen
9. The Gospels of Fear
10. Trinity$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ConstructSwedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY will release their tenth studio album, Construct, on May 27 via Century Media Records. The album was mixed by Jens Bogren (PARADISE LOST, OPETH, KATATONIA) at his Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden.
Commented the band: The selected few people that so far have been granted the privilege of hearing the full album are uniformingly convinced that 'Construct' is the strongest and most exciting DARK TRANQUILLITY album in a long time, and who are we to disagree? While still bearing the unmistakable mark of the DARK TRANQUILLITY, the record is probably our most different and diverse offering since 1999's 'Projector'.1.For Broken Words
2.The Science Of Noise
4.The Silence In Between
6.What Only You Know
8.State Of Trust
9.Weight Of The End
10.None Becoming$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
HamartiaFormed in 1989, this release marks the band's 28th anniversary year and is a sonic testament to their legacy as one of the earliest U.S. dark & doom metal bands still active today.
Considered by the band to be their best work to date, Harmartia's mastery is due in part to the synergy of its lineup, who constituted their previous album Bled White: Paul Kuhr (founder/vocalist), Larry Roberts (guitars), Vito Marchese (guitars), Mike Feldman (bass), and Garry Naples (drums).
Recorded at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI, this album sees production from long-time Novembers Doom producer Chris Djuricic (Jungle Rot, Malevolence), and Mix Master metal legend Dan Swano (Opeth, Dissection, Katatonia).1. Devils Light
2. Plague Bird
4. Ever After
9. Waves In The Red Cloth
10. Borderline$27.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Shades of GodClear Colored Vinyl
Paradise Lost are a heavy metal band formed in 1987 in Halifax, England. Along
with country mates anathema and my dying bride, they are credited for creating
the subgenre known as death/doom metal. With the release of the albums icon
(1993) and draconian times (1995), Paradise Lost also became known as pioneers
of Gothic metal, and have been noted as an influence on bands such as Katatonia,
Opeth, and lacuna coil. Shades of god begins to integrate clean melodies &
quieter passages that mark the band's transitioning sound, including as i die,
known as the hymn for paradise lost fans. This reissue includes brand new liner
notes and 2 bonus tracks taken from the original Japanese release1. Mortals Watch The Day
2. Crying For Eternity
4. Daylight Torn
5. Pity The Sadness
6. No Forgiveness
7. Your Hand In Mine
8. The World Made Flesh
9. As I Die
10. Rape Of Virtue
11. Death Walks Behind You (Atomic Rooster cover)$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Green Colored Vinyl
Limited To 1000
Includes Original 2015 Enslaved Roadburn Poster
Roadburn Live is Enslaved's first official live album, a split release between Roadburn Records and By Norse Music. Enslaved is a band widely known for being one of the best live bands in the scene. The album was recorded during one of band's headline shows at the renown Roadburn Festival 2015; an edition curated by Enslaved's guitar player Ivar Bjørnson. The album features a brilliant layout created by highly demanded artist and Roadburn's regular graphic designer Costin Chioreanu.
The album was mixed by Iver Sandøy at Solslottet Studio, mastered by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Opeth, Sepultura) in Fascination Studios. It is also the last official release with Herbrand Larsen on keys and vocals.
After celebrating 25 years in 2016 showcasing a majority of older material, Roadburn Live displays songs mainly from the newer and more progressive part of Enslaved's career, with songs from "In Times", "Riitiir", "Isa", "Below the Lights" and "Monumension". The album features the guest appearances of Einar Selvik (Wardruna), Aðalbjörn Tryggvason (Sólstafir), Per Wiberg (Opeth, Candlemass); and Menno Gootjes (Focus) on Immigrant Song, the first cover song by Enslaved to ever appear on a record.
Grutle Kjellson comments on the album: I'm generally not a huge fan of live albums, I like to be present at a show, to grasp the energy of the band and to witness the, sometimes, magical symbiosis that occurs between the band and the audience. I am, however, a huge fan of the Roadburn Festival! I consider this to be my all time favorite, both as a musician and as a guest. Therefore; if ever Enslaved were to release a live album, it had to be from a Roadburn show! I hope you will enjoy this piece of wax as much as we had recording it!1. Building With Fire
2. Death in the Eyes of Dawn
3. In Times
5. Convoys to Nothingness
6. As Fire Swept Clean the Earth
8. Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin Cover)$42.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now