US pressings of Oranssi Pazuzu releases Kosmonument 2xLP, Farmakologinen MLP, and Muukalainen Puhuu LP/CD out now via 20 Buck Spin
20 Buck Spin have issued three back-catalog titles from Finnish cosmic black metal alchemists Oranssi Pazuzu, releasing the band's Muukalainen Puhuu LP/CD, Farmakologinen MLP, and Kosmonument 2xLP on US soil for the first time. The reissues see release as ORANSSI PAZUZU is currently out on the extensive Mental Possession MMXVIII European tour, which includes the band's maiden voyage to the US for a one-off performance at Maryland Deathfest.
Oranssi Pazuzu's Kosmonument, Farmakologinen, and Muukalainen Puhuu are all available here.
Since 2013, Finland's Oranssi Pazuzu has released two critically lauded full-length albums via 20 Buck Spin in North America, 2013's Valonielu and 2016's Värähtelijä. Both albums showed the boundless enormity and remarkable uniqueness that Oranssi Pazuzu alone create. Are they a psych influenced black metal band or a black metal influenced psych band? No one knows for sure and it doesn't matter anyway. No other band can bend these genres into such an extraordinarily cohesive whole. For most in North America the Oranssi Pazuzu black hole only came into focus with the latest two albums. However, the band had previously recorded and released two full-length albums and a split LP. With their growing reputation, the band's early releases have become increasingly high in demand. 20 Buck Spin now presents the band's back catalogue on various formats domestically for the first time.
Muukalainen Puhuu is where the Oranssi Pazuzu story begins. The 2009 debut album already reveals a band with a firm conceptual and musical mission. For most bands this album would be a seasoned, mature display of musical prowess only reached well into their life as a band, and yet for Oranssi Pazuzu it's merely the first foray into the limitless expanse that they would come to command. Muukalainen Puhuu will now be made available domestically for the first time on CD, gatefold LP, and digital formats.
The Farmakologinen MLP contains Oranssi Pazuzu's songs from a split album they did with Candy Cane in 2010 between the time of their first and second full-lengths. Four tracks and nearly twenty-seven minutes in length, even on a split album the band showcased their growing immensity and burning cold bleakness, now released as a standalone Oranssi Pazuzu release with all new artwork on 12" vinyl and digital formats.
The Kosmonument 2xLP from 2012 was another huge leap forward for Oranssi Pazuzu, both musically and in terms of exposure. The band signed to UMG owned Spinefarm Records which the album still calls home today, however the vinyl edition, a sprawling triple gatefold double album with some of the most incredible artwork in the band's history, was only released in a small quantity in Europe with very few copies arriving in North America. Kosmonument will now see its first domestic vinyl release in the same deluxe format.
Symphonic metal band Constraint has just got released a new lyric video of the song "Autumn Hymn", taken from the debut album "Enlightened by Darkness"!
"Autumn Hymn" (Official Lyric Video) - https://youtu.be/diRYLEGEAg4
A new edition of the album "Enlightened by Darkness" is set to be released worldwide next summer via Rockshots Music, and it's already available for pre-orders on the official store as well as the brand new t-shirts!
The digital version of "Enligthened by Darkness" will be already available on Friday 5, 2017 on all the major digital platforms!
Global Music Award-winning Nomadic Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry recently reissued two of their earlier albums originally released in 2013 and 2014, re-composed and instrumented. 2013's The Expedition was reissued as Cavalry In Thousands, and 2014's Ancient Call was reissued as Hymn Of The Earth. Both albums are available via Bandcamp now.
Each reissue features brand new melody compositions, vocal lines and re-recorded guitars. Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature Ganganbaigal states,
"It has been years since I recorded the original versions of these reissue records. My life has changed a lot since then, and musically, I've changed too. I wanted to embrace more of the traditional music roots. I felt the original songs that I wrote years ago had the potential to be modified and improved, so I transformed the texture and melody, replacing death growling with throat singing, etc. The reissues represent the taste and status of this present moment of my life - my experiences, my emotions - bound with grassland."
Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons Enslaved will issue their debut full-length, the now legendary Vikingligr Veldi, on vinyl for the first time ever. Set for release on September 23rd, 2016 via By Norse Music, the limited 2xLP gatefold edition includes a stunning new layout design by Z. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem etc.) as well as four brand new illustrations specially made for this groundbreaking offering. Additionally, the record has been respectfully remastered for vinyl by Iver Sandøy preserving every bit of its original dynamics.
Enslaved's Vikingligr Veldi, initially released in 1994, was co-produced with the legendary Pytten (Immortal, Mayhem, Burzum, Emperor et al) in Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway. The album features lyrics in Icelandic, and is a tribute to the Norse landscape, history, and mythology. The songs match these themes with long, horizontal songscapes, dense atmospheres, and winds from the past.
"We have been waiting since the day we recorded it," comments Enslaved's Ivar Bjørnson, "and at last it is happening! It has been a challenging journey, and it has demanded a lot of patience and understanding from all parts involved. The day we held the finished product in our hands was as sacred a day for us as the day we finished recording it."
North American pre-orders are now available. For black vinyl, point your browser HERE. For white vinyl (limited to 1000 copies) go to THIS LOCATION.
Vikingligr Velidi Lineup:
Ivar Bjørnson - guitars, keys
Grutle Kjellson - vocals, bass
Trym Torson - drums
China's Tengger Cavalry are making their entire catalogue available in Europe through Hammerheart Records in 2017
Hammerheart Records is proud to announce a co-operation with a band that can only be labelled as different and special: Tengger Cavalry!
The band originates from China (Beijing), and currently is located in New York. Tengger Cavalry have been turning heads in the music world since the band’s inception in 2010 they blend the nomadic music tradition of Central Asia with heavy metal, creating a unique genre of music known as Nomadic folk metal. Having sold out Carnegie Hall in a legendary performance and been featured in CNN, Vice, the Guardian, Wall Street Journal and the Village Voice, among countless others, the band is ready to take on the world. Band name in Chinese: 铁骑. In Mongolian Shamanism, Tengger (also spelt Tengeri) is the Sky-father, Lord of the Celestial Sphere. Tengger Cavalry is mostly influenced by Mongolian cultures and shamanism, but musically they also incorporate elements from Turkic nomadic folk music.
Hammerheart Records will re-issue the classic first four albums early 2017:
Sunesu Cavalry (re-record edition)
The Expedition (re-record edition)
Ancient Call (re-record edition)
Blood Sacrifice Shaman (re-recorded edition)
All as deluxe-CD and LP!
Meanwhile the band is getting booked for Europe for 2017, and will cause people to raise eyebrows when they appear. Tengger Cavalry can do the loud electronic setlist, but can also perform in an acoustic/folk setting!
Mexican death metal legends Infinitum Obscure have decided to release their classic 'Infernal Dark Force' album via their own label, Death Elite. It's time to explore the renowned band's history all over again, this time in the best possible sound quality, as the music has been remastered by the founder himself, Robert Lizarraga. This album created waves in the underground when it was first released in the last decade. The band had a mysterious, inherently dark and dissonant quality without compromising on their steely sound, not devoid of melodies, as Infinitum Obscure somehow merge the obscure thrashy death metal music of The Chasm with the Swedish-sounding black metal music of bands like Dissection, Dawn, Sacramentum and Naglfar. The result is a veritable dark and intriguing form of blackened death metal music, a sound that the band have forged over the years and perfected. It all began here though and even after a decade, the music sounds fresh, pure, and puts many new bands to shame. Infinitum Obscure's legacy remains untarnished, revered, and alive - the band will release their new full length on Transcending Obscurity Records when ready.
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Enslaved wins Golden Gods Award & re-issues "Vikingligr Veldi" for the 1st time ever on vinyl this September
Enslaved have won a Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award in the category of "Best Underground"!
Ivar Bjørnson, Kjetil Grutle & Enslaved collectively had this to say:-
"Can you believe it??? We won the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for best Underground! Thanks to.. you for voting for us, Euronymous for spotting us, Osmose for carrying us forward and Nuclear Blast for where we are now. And a special thanks to Tonje Peersen for managing the chaos that is us between 2005 and 2015 and Simon Füllemann for taking over and bringing us up to right here!" -
And there's more with Enslaved re-issuing "Vikingligr Veldi" - for the first time ever on vinyl this September!
The re-issue of "Vikingligr Veldi" will co-incide with Enslaved's 25 European Tour and will be available in a LIMITED Enslaved 25 Webshop edition and a regular edition!
The astonishing new layout was done by Z. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem, etc.) and includes four brand new illustrations specially made for this legendary album.
Z. Bielak has stayed true to the ideals of the era (it was originally scheduled for release in 1993); this 2LP Gatefold with illustrated pockets has been respectfully remastered for vinyl by Iver Sandøy; preserving every bit of original dynamics.
"We have been waiting since the day we recorded it, and at last it is happening! It has been a challenging journey, and it has demanded a lot of patience and understanding from all parts involved. The day we hold the finished product in our hand will be as sacred a day for us as the day we finished recording it". - Ivar and Enslaved
Enslaved`s 1st full-length album was co-produced with the legendary Pytten in Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway. This album has lyrics in Icelandic, and is a tribute to the Norse landscape, history and mythology. The songs are matching these themes with long horizontal songscapes, dense atmospheres and winds from the past.
More details will be revealed soon!
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