08/31/2004: "Aftermath Norway!!"
Two AFTERMATH MUSIC, NORWAY releases in stock now!
ASTRIAAL (Australia) "Renascent Misanthropy" DIGIPAK CD
Australias premier Black Metal band that delivers over 40 minutes of fierce blasting sections, interspersed with haunting acoustic passages and melodic leads to invoke a unique atmosphere seldom found in this form of extreme art. Featuring an epic orchestral overture ("The Funeral Procession" as the intro) by Tharen from Austrian Black Metal pioneers ABIGOR and DARGAARD!
"Renascent Misanthropy" realises the vast potential that ASTRIAAL have displayed from their 1998 inception, building on the Blackened coviction of 2000's "Summoning the Essence of Ancient Wisdom" MCD, through to the supreme opulence the acclaimed precursor to the album, 2002's "Deception Revelation". Years of prevalent touring (supporting OPETH, MAYHEM, DESTRUCTION, INCANTATION, PUNGENT STENCH, etc.) have honed ASTRIAAL to their sonic peak, enabling the band to execute a performance rarely captured on a debut-album.
The sound and production of "Renascent Misanthropy" is far superior to that of it's predecessors, courtesy of a rich analogue recording and exceptional digital mix; overseen by one of Australia's most prominent and talented engineers, Lachlan Mitchell. With mastering of the album completed at Australia's premier mastering facility, Sony's Studio 301 in Sydney, ASTRIAAL now have the package to excel on the world stage.
With the unveiling of "Renascent Misanthropy", ASTRIAAL vow to continue their reign as Australia's highest profile Black Metal band of the New Millenium. Five years in the conjuring: ASTRIAAL's spiritual dawn of misanthropy is now upon us in the form of "RENASCENT MISANTHROPY"!
FUNERAL ORCHESTRA (Sweden) "Feeding the Abyss (Hand-#'ed./999)" DIGIPAK CD
"Slow shalt be the whole of the law"
Ritualistic funereal Blackened Doom! The bizarre creation of THE FUNERAL ORCHESTRA consists of 2 male and 2 female adepts of Doom, producing the most darkened Doom that has ever come from Gothenburg, Sweden! Melancholy, majestic, slow-burning darkness with grim Blackened vocals, crawling militaristic precision drums, hallucinogenic proto-psychedelic guitar riffage, and subliminally pounding bass guitar foundation!
10 Songs; 69 minutes! Hand-numbered / 999 limited-edition DIGIPAK CD; import (released August 2003) from Aftermath, Norway!
* Background info:
THE FUNERAL ORCHESTRA was summoned in 2002 to create Apocalyptic Trance Ritual DOOM
Debut promo ritual "We Are The End" was released by Eternal Dark Prod in 2003 anno DOOM
Aftermath Music was selected to release the full-lenght debut "Feeding The Abyss" and bring the world more DOOM.
These audial rituals of distorted suffering, pain and doom needs total concentration and total darkness.