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
'Choice Cuts', the 2004 compilation album from British extreme metal legends Carcass, is due to be released on double vinyl LP on July 22nd.The album features songs from the band's first five albums - 'Reek Of Putrefaction', 'Symphonies Of Sickness', 'Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious', 'Heartwork' and 'Swansong', along with a selection of EP tracks and a number of live BBC Radio sessions recorded by the late John Peel in 1989 and 1990.
'Choice Cuts' is available to pre-order now on limited edition coloured double vinyl in Rotting Green (limited to 300), Blood Red (limited to 500), and Black.
Reserve your copy now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/carcass or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/carcass
'Choice Cuts' track listing:
1. Genital Grinder
2. Maggot Colony
3. Exhume to Consume
4. Swarming Vulgar Mass of Infected Virulency
5. Tools of the Trade
6. Corporal Jigsore Quandary
7. Incarnated Solvent Abuse
8. Buried Dreams
9. No Love Lost
11. Keep On Rotting in the Free World
12. R**k the Vote
13. This Is Your Life
14. Crepitating Bowel Erosion
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!
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.
'Altars of Madness', the classic debut album from Floridian extreme metal legends Morbid Angel, is available now on limited edition Full Dynamic Range vinyl.
Originally released in 1989, 'Altars of Madness' introduced the raw, technical lethality of Morbid Angel to the world and has consistently been ranked as one of the greatest death metal albums of all time.
'Altars of Madness' has now been specially remastered from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range (FDR) audio, allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the whole album a more ferocious sound than ever before.
'Altars of Madness' is available now on Full Dynamic Range vinyl in black, as well as the following limited edition colours:
100 Ghoul Green in Black & White Sleeve (SOLD OUT!)
200 Ghoul Green (SOLD OUT!)
300 Evil Spells Purple
400 Immortal White
500 Blasphemy Yellow
Get 'Altars of Madness' on Full Dynamic Range vinyl now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/morbid-angel or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/morbid-angel
The Full Dynamic Range edition of 'Altars of Madness' is also available now on iTunes here
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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