The Swedish band, Desolator, was originally going in a doom/death direction, but changed into an old school death metal band after some full band rehearsals. After many long and hard considerations, the name Desolator was approved.
Black Lion Records are pleased to inform that Swedish Old schoolers Desolator's debut EP "Spawn of Misanthropy" was re-issued by the label on CD early this month.
Jonas Bergkvist - Bass, Vocals ( Ending Quest, Soliloquium, Wolfcross)
Stefan Nordström - Guitars, Vocals ( Ending Quest, Soliloquium)
Joakim Rudemyr - Guitars, Vocals ( Within the Fall)
Victor Parri Drums - ( Eosphorus, Hadriel, Isole, The Curse, Valkyrja, ex-Dark Forest of North, ex-One Hour Hell, ex-Kraanium (live), ex-Mephorash (live), ex-Skitarg (live), ex-Sterbhaus (live), ex-Within the Fall (live) )
Check Out the lyric video for Illusions of Grandeur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQLIAQFhi9o
CD is available for sale here: https://desolatorblacklion.bandcamp.com
Back in the late 80’s, a Swedish underground death metal band named Nihilist turned into the breeding ground from which two big players of the genre emerged: Entombed and Unleashed. Together with Grave and Dismember (R.I.P.), these bands are crucial for turning the punkish Scandinavian Death Metal sound into a global phenomenon, defining and refining its stylistics, and making it a successful genre to the very day. Parallel to records by Asphyx, Tiamat, Grave, and Morgoth, Unleashed’s debut album “Where No Life Dwells” was one of many all-time-classics of death metal released in 1991 via Century Media Records, and celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016.
This is a perfect opportunity to bring back this timeless and gloomy masterpiece as stunning vinyl edition offering new fans the chance to discover a true classic. Featuring a re-creation of the original sleeve design, top notch vinyl mastering by Patrick W. Engel / Temple Of Disharmony (Possessed, Iced Earth, Paradise Lost & many more) as well as attractive bonuses such as a poster and CD version with seven additional tracks recorded in 1990 (taken from the 2001 CD re-issue), “Where No Life Dwells” remains a landmark album by the long-running Swedes. Enjoy an utterly dark milestone of death metal!
“Where No Life Dwells” is available in the following limitations:
Pre-order your copy via CMDistro: http://smarturl.it/unleashedCMDistro
All maniacal collectors please take note that due to the fact the original silver sleeve was harder to re-create than expected, there are 150-200 units across all colours circulating which lack this silver effect. Call yourselves lucky if you have one as these are the rarest vinyls out there.
Italian Black Death metallers Grimness are streaming the reissue of their debut album here: https://soundcloud.com/user-563235565/sets/grimness-a-decade-of-disgust-full-album
"A Decade of Disgust", celebrating 10 years and more of activities with six bonus tracks, has been released by The Goatmancer Records on May 2nd, 2016 and available here via Amazon (IT):
Music For Nations have announced the release of Swedish progressive titans Opeth’s critically acclaimed live album, ‘Lamentations’. Originally released as a DVD the album will be available for the first time ever on triple heavy weight 180 gram vinyl.
Set for release on 22nd July 2016 and with new album art by long-time visual collaborator Travis Smith, ‘Lamentations’ will make a great addition to any Opeth fan’s collection.
Label manager Joel De’ath comments ‘
"Those who were at this Opeth show saw the band emerging from their chrysalis to become the force we know today. It's a pivotal moment in their career and it's been a pleasure to immortalize the recordings onto vinyl.’"
‘Lamentations’ features a live performance of Opeth’s Damnation album in full, interspersed with songs from the band’s masterpieces Blackwater Park and Deliverance. Conceived and recorded alongside Deliverence, Damnation marked a radical shift in style and tone. The band took the opportunity to move away from their earlier death metal sound and towards a style reminiscent of 1970's progressive rock, taking inspiration from their Blackwater Park collaborator and producer Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree).
‘Lamentations’ was recorded live at the prestigious Shepherd’s Bush Empire venue, shortly after both albums were released. Having celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band last year, alongside re-issuing Deliverance & Damnation, Opeth are returning to the live circuit in 2016. The band will be making appearances at an extensive series of European festivals, as well as returning for a headline performance at Wembley Arena on 19th November 2016.
Pre-Order now - http://www.omerch.eu/shop/musicfornations/proddetail.php?prod=MFN_Opeth_LamentationsLP&cat=4183
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