Abigor “Leytmotif Luzifer” LP

Updated 1/26/2015 – Copies in the US available at arcanealtar.bigcartel.com. Another sleeper album from 2014, barreling its way into 2015 on an avalanche of spiky riffs and ill intentions. Abigor have been around for some time and show no signs of slowing down with their most recent release, Leytmotif Luzifer, currently available to purchase from avantegardemusic.bandcamp.com. No US […]

Volahn “Aq’ab’al” 2xLP

The Black Twilight Circle standard-bearer returns with Aq’ab’al, a 2xLP of cosmic-tinged, black metal savagery filtered through the lens of ancient Mayan culture. This has sold out in just about every distro to offer copies, but you can still pick it up from the theajnaoffensive.com. CN-26 Aq’ab’al by VOLAHN

Darkspace – Darkspace I 2xLP

Frostbite in outer space is infinitely more grim than frostbite on planet Earth. It is known. Darkspace channel cold, clinical soundwaves from the Outer Reaches, and now you can replay these transmissions with the added buffer of analog warmth. Darkspace I is now available as a 2xLP edition from avantgardemusic.bigcartel.com. Make sure to read their blurb about […]

Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry LP

Updated 12/3/2014: Now in-stock and available from 20buckspinshop.com. A brand new album from Blut Aus Nord is not necessarily a rare event. The man (and his band?) have been putting out top-tier, icy black metal consistently and prolifically. A new entry in the Memoria Vetusta series, though? Well, that’s nothing to blog about lightly. You […]

Vorde LP

No reason to wait on this one, folks. Purple vinyl is not only sexy, but limited. The self-titled debut from NYC’s Vorde presents a swirling maelstrom of cosmic black metal. This being a joint release between two of the finest underground labels – you can get the limited edition right now from psychicviolence.bigcartel.com or either edition […]

Swallowed – Lunarterial 2xLP

Plenty of bands piggyback on the mythos laid down by the visions of infernally inspired storytellers preceding them. I mean, how many more songs need to be written to finally wring the last, fetid drops from the shroud of Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s imagination? Well, lots more, probably. Anyways, point being – sometimes a band just hurls you […]

Mysticum – Planet Satan LP

Mysticum have finally delivered the long-awaited Planet Satan album. And it rips. A dark carnival of psychedelic black metal propelled forward by mechanized, breakneck rhythms. You can pick this up from burningshed.com, shop-hellsheadbangers.com or 20buckspinshop.com.

ABSU – Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. LP (Standard Edition)

The Crypt specializes in beautiful, expansive vinyl reissues for essential, underground metal bands. We all know this. Well, we all should. If you don’t then shame on you. I’ve got to admit though, the cost of admission and forfeiture of precious shelf space has kept me from picking a few up. So I was pretty damn […]

Tape Tuesday: Ardour Loom ‘Demo’ Cassette

We haven’t checked in with Parasitic Records for awhile… no time like the present – especially since they just put up this new tape from Ardour Loom. If that new Agalloch went too deep into the woods for you, then do well to check this one out. The band keeps things distinctly black, and yes – you might […]

AEVANGELIST – Omen Ex Simulacra 2xLP

This one’s a bit of a sleeper and has been sitting in the drafts for several weeks, but there’s no time like a humid Friday afternoon to put on your headphones and rub a death metal belt-sander all over your brain. This 2xLP was released on Debemur Morti and can be picked up from shop-hellsheadbangers.com. Omen Ex […]