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Message par Arnaud le Mer 8 Juil 2009 - 12:01

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Un peu de pub pour l'excellent label Américain SHADOW KINGDOMS RECORDS, spécialisé dans le Metal typé années 80, Epic metal, NWOBHM et Doom...
Des sorties de grandes qualités en cette année 2009 qui devraient en ravir plus d'un. /*/ /*/ /*/

Voici les sorties du label depuis ses débuts:

SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS: 80's EPIC, NWOBHM, DOOM... Les news 886312

STYGIAN SHORE - The Shore Will Arise
SKR001CD
Release Date: May 30, 2007
CD
$11

"STYGIAN SHORE is from Wichita, Kansas (USA) where their main influence and legendary band MANILLA ROAD is from. STYGIAN SHORE play Epic Metal/Heavy Rock similar to bands from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and also take influence from more well known bands such as BLACK SABBATH and AC/DC. This official release (for the first time ever) features 12 brand new, never before heard songs, plus a re-recorded version of their hit song "Tidal Wave" that was originally released in the band's debut EP by Mark Shelton's Roadster Records back in 1984! This album was supposed to be released in 1989, but never was until now. It is a lost gem from the 80's, and certainly the band's best work and far superior to their well-received debut EP from 1984. This comes with a full biography of the band's history, beautiful full-color booklet with lyrics and band photos. Don't miss out!"


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ISEN TORR - Mighty And Superior
SKR003CD, SKR003EP
Release Date: April 2, 2008 CD May 22, 2008 10" Vinyl
CD / 10" Vinyl
$8 CD, $14 (Black LP), $19 (Die Hard Color LP + Denim Patch)

"Formed by the legendary Rich Walker (now in PAGAN ALTAR!), most notably from the classic UK Doom Metal band SOLSTICE (+ countless other bands/projects) and mastermind behind one of the best labels ever, The Miskatonic Foundation, he decided to branch out yet again and form this band, ISEN TORR! Originally released in 2003 on vinyl only, Mighty And Superior is the perfect name for this album because this is exactly what Epic Metal should sound like! In terms of quality and sound, think early IRON MAIDEN and classic era MANILLA ROAD. 2 Epic songs clocking in over 8 minutes a piece (CD version will be 3 songs and almost 25 minutes!!)! This is the first time it will be available on CD, and the CD version will have a bonus track (a demo version of "The Theomachist"). This EP will also be released again as a 10" 2 songs just like the original, but with brand new gatefold artwork provided by Martin Hanford that will be featured as the cover for the CD version (note: you can only see 1/2 of the new artwork here!)!"

SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS: 80's EPIC, NWOBHM, DOOM... Les news 923047

ENERGY VAMPIRES - Energy Vampires
SKR004CD, SKR004DLP
Release Date: May 19, 2008 (CD) ; June 25, 2008 (DLP)
CD / Double LP
$12.00 (CD) / $21 (Black DLP) / $23 (Color DLP)

"In 1989 ENERGY VAMPIRES rose out of the ashes of the cult legendary US Metal band SLAUTER XSTROYES whom I happen to think are one of the greatest metal bands ever. The only member from SLAUTER XSTROYES to form this band was lead vocalist Jonathon Stewart, which to me is still one of the best vocalists ever. Infact, he's right up there with legandary voices such as Rob Halford and King Diamond, if not better. The music is very much a continuation of legendary SLAUTER XSTROYES sound and even 2 songs from the SLAUTER days were re-recorded on this album. This was originally only released as a tape of 500 copies back in the early 90's. You can check out some great videos of them on Absolutely essential album with bonus tracks. One of the bonus songs was just recently finished in 2007 as an extra treat for you and me! Both CD and LP versions will have some of the most amazing band photos I've ever seen. Artwork done by the well respected Dimitar."


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BROCAS HELM - Into Battle
SKR005PLP
Release Date: July 29, 2008
Picture Disc
$15.00 ~ SOLD OUT

"When I think of US Epic Metal, there’s not much better than BROCAS HELM! Even though their songs lack the length of what most people consider Epic Metal, their very strong songwriting is of the Epic Metal style and that more than makes up for it! BROCAS HELM is truly one of a kind HEAVY METAL! Their style strives from the 70’s rock and metal and the N.W.O.B.H.M. with a heavy IRON MAIDEN influence. They also fall into similar sound categories as OMEN, MANILLA ROAD, and later on (of course) THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG. They’re unique, authentic, quirky, and amazing! This pressing of the original LP was inspired because I wanted to have this as a missing piece in my collection next to my Doomed Planet Records BROCAS HELM – “Black Death” Picture Disc. This release includes the new re-issue artwork the band wanted to originally use (the label changed the color on the CD re-issue). Because the “Black Death” Picture Disc was limited to 500, this release will be also."


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IRONSWORD - Overlords Of Chaos
SKR006CD, SKR006LP
Release Date: September 3, 2008 (CD) / June 15, 2009 (Vinyl)
CD / LP
$12.00 (CD) / $24 (Black DLP) / $26 (Color DLP)

"The one and only IRONSWORD, hailing from Portugal is back with a very long anticipated album! Going strong for well over a decade now, IRONSWORD is the only band that is not only influenced by the Epic Metal masters, MANILLA ROAD, but they are the only band that sounds closest to MANILLA ROAD (somewhere in the Open The Gates/The Deluge/Mystification era MANILLA ROAD). Speaking of MANILLA ROAD, there will be a special appearance of Mark Shelton singing along with Tann (what an honor)!!! "Overlords Of Chaos" is going to be their 3rd full-length effort and to me sounds much more focused and diverse. The overall song writing is more developed, memorable, and with more catchy chorus lines than the 2 previous, but classic albums. This album from the amazing artwork provided by Martin Hanford to the last note on the album will blow all fans of Epic Metal away!"
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RITUAL - Widow
SKR007CD
Release Date: September 3, 2008
CD
$12.00

"This old cult band from the UK started playing in 1973 and it wasn't until 1983 until they got their first full-length out called "Widow". Strangely enough the band was referred to as WIDOW back then because apparently the records that were floating around had no RITUAL name on it. RITUAL blends an unusual mix of 70's heavy rock and 80's rock sounds from the N.W.O.B.H.M. with a real dream-like effect. They're hard hitting old English Rock 'N Roll with a great clean singer/songwriter Gypsy Re Bethe that you might find yourself singing along to these infectious choruses. 10 years after "Widow" was released, came their 1993 album "Valley Of The Kings" picking up right where they left off in 1983. "Valley Of The Kings" sounds like it could have been released in 1984! Ritual have a unique way of blending hard hitting Rock 'N Roll riffs with melodic acoustic passages that take you out of this world.
If you love old 70's rock and metal like DEEP PURPLE, JUDAS PRIEST, and old N.W.O.B.H.M. like ANGEL WITCH, DIAMOND HEAD, QUARTZ, HOLOCAUST, etc... the RITUAL experience is what you need! These re-issues include never before heard songs, new cover artwork that reflects the original art, plus the original cover art (so you can compare), an interview with Gypsy Re Bethe, lyrics, interesting pictures, and old photos. Here’s your chance to listen to and find out more about the mysterious RITUAL."


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RITUAL - Valley Of The Kings
SKR008CD
Release Date: September 3, 2008
CD
$12.00

"This old cult band from the UK started playing in 1973 and it wasn't until 1983 until they got their first full-length out called "Widow". Strangely enough the band was referred to as WIDOW back then because apparently the records that were floating around had no RITUAL name on it. RITUAL blends an unusual mix of 70's heavy rock and 80's rock sounds from the N.W.O.B.H.M. with a real dream-like effect. They're hard hitting old English Rock 'N Roll with a great clean singer/songwriter Gypsy Re Bethe that you might find yourself singing along to these infectious choruses. 10 years after "Widow" was released, came their 1993 album "Valley Of The Kings" picking up right where they left off in 1983. "Valley Of The Kings" sounds like it could have been released in 1984! Ritual have a unique way of blending hard hitting Rock 'N Roll riffs with melodic acoustic passages that take you out of this world.
If you love old 70's rock and metal like DEEP PURPLE, JUDAS PRIEST, and old N.W.O.B.H.M. like ANGEL WITCH, DIAMOND HEAD, QUARTZ, HOLOCAUST, etc... the RITUAL experience is what you need! These re-issues include never before heard songs, new cover artwork that reflects the original art, plus the original cover art (so you can compare), an interview with Gypsy Re Bethe, lyrics, interesting pictures, and old photos. Here’s your chance to listen to and find out more about the mysterious RITUAL."


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DRAGONSLAYER - S/T
SKR009CD & SKR009DLP
Release Date: October 22, 2008 (CD) / December 30, 2008 (DLP)
CD / DLP
$12.00 (CD) / $24 (Black DLP) / $26 (Color DLP)

"This long-forgotten band from the N.W.O.B.H.M. is finally un-earthed for the first time ever since the 80’s. They were originally called HEAVY THUNDER and then quickly changed their name to be the very first band with the name SLAYER! Some of this album contains songs when they were called SLAYER, the others of course were eventually DRAGONSLAYER. SLAYER/DRAGONSLAYER never really had a record deal and only one official release (as DRAGONSLAYER), which was a 3 song 7” Single/E.P. back in 1984. This release combines their efforts from their 1982 Demo, 1984 7” Single, and 1986 Demo. For the first time ever all of these songs will be officially released still in their original quality. It’s a shame this band was never picked up by a label back then because if there ever was a truly underground N.W.O.B.H.M. band that was looked over, it was Dragonslayer! There’s a huge early JUDAS PRIEST influence here, also the usual SCORPIONS, UFO, DEEP PURPLE, SABBATH influence as well. I really think the songwriting is amazing, layered with solid high vocals, catchy riffs, and memorable choruses, you know the stuff the N.W.O.B.H.M. was built on. For the first time ever DRAGONSLAYER would love to consider this their very first album, but really it’s a double album!"


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PALE DIVINE - Crimson Tears
SKR010CD
Release Date: October 22, 2008
CD
$12.00

"For well over a decade now, PALE DIVINE have grinded it’s teeth into the ultimate sounds of classic 70’s Rock and Doom Metal. They have come a long way and really carved their own niche and sound in the underground, slicing off influences from dinosaurs like BLACK SABBATH, LEAFHOUND, SIR LORD BALTIMORE, CANDLEMASS, TROUBLE, ST. VITUS, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, the legendary Maryland Doom Metal scene headed by PENTAGRAM/BEDEMON/DEATH ROW, ASYLUM, THE OBSESSED, IRON MAN, etc. By playing that style, it was only natural that Mr. Rich Walker from THE MISKATONIC FOUNDATION would give them the well-deserved attention they needed and placed one of their best songs “Serpents Path” on the very first MISKATONIC (compilation) release, “At The Mountains Of Madness”. Right after that, they released their first Demo “Crimson Tears” on cassette format only. Now after all this time not being in circulation, it’s getting the royal treatment it deserves. Re-mastered with 2 rare bonus live tracks with liner notes, original and also rare cover art, this release is for all the die-hard Doom Metal fans, PALE DIVINE fans, and for those of you who are new to this band; this is the perfect place to start checking them out, right at the beginning."


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STONE GARDEN - S/T
SKR011CD
Release Date: November 21, 2008
CD
$12.00

"This is the first of more albums to come that will be released under the Shadow Kingdom label that I feel fans of Heavy Metal should OWN (from the 60's/70's) in your collection. If you’re still searching for something heavier than BLACK SABBATH in the 60’s, just forget it, it’s just not out there… BUT… for the late 60’s there wasn’t much heavier than this amazing US Heavy Psychedelic / Acid Rock! "Assembly Line" probably IS the heaviest song before BLACK SABBATH emerged. For the time it doesn’t get any HEAVIER than this! If this band would have played Woodstock, they would have blown the bell-bottom trousers off of most of the bands and people there with their heavy-fuzzed out guitar blasting riffs, garage-y drums, great catchy vocals and intricate songwriting. Fans of BLUE CHEER, BANG, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, DEEP PURPLE, JIMI HENDRIX, FRANK ZAPPA, IRON BUTTERFLY, STEPPENWOLF, THE DOORS, HIGH TIDE, 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS, (heavier) BEATLES, CREAM, (of course) BLACK SABBATH, and so on, need to look into this. This re-issue contains 5 extra bonus songs not included on the past re-issues until now! A special thank you goes out to Paul Speer, Rich and John Haupt for helping me out with this."


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ASYLUM - The Earth Is The Insane Asylum Of The Universe
SKR012CD
Release Date: December 1, 2008
CD
$12.00

"The legendary Maryland Doom Metal scene was and still is filled with monster bands! ASYLUM (who later changed their name to UNORTHODOX because their old Record Label requested it) is yet another underground gem, never officially released. With only copies of this tape being spread (known as the 1985 Demo) around in trading circles since the time of its recording in 1985, this was one of the harder demos to find. Now for the first time in 23 years, this recording is being officially released. What a treat this is for 80’s metal fans too because what most people don’t know is that Dale Flood (guitarist/vocalist) is an absolute magician on the axe. His style derives from Progressive 70’s Rock like RUSH, YES, DEEP PURPLE, etc mixed with the thunderous and mighty Doom/Heavy riffs from likes of PENTAGRAM, BLACK SABBATH, MOTORHEAD, etc. This is all played together with an amazing rhythm section and who I think is one of the most underrated drummers in Heavy Metal, Ronnie Kalimon. This album has its own mark and sound in the underground and believe me this is no carbon copy of any other band; their unique sound speaks for itself and stands alone! The amazing thing about this recording is that is sounds fresh and new even though it’s 23 years old. If you love 70’s Heavy Rock, 80’s Heavy Metal and Doom, you won’t believe your ears!
This is the very first ASYLUM demo released with all its flaws from low budget recording and if you like this, there’s plenty more in the ASYLUM vault to be released in the future."
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THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG - The Slay Stack Grows - Early Demos and Live Recordings
SKR013DCD
Release Date: January 6, 2009
DCD
$14.00

"Some of you might not know that THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG have been going strong since 1990! My god hardly anyone knew them back then, but they were onto something unique and special from way back then. Their earliest recordings featured Omar as the singer instead of what (most) everyone is used to … Mike Scalzi singing. Their early stuff is really rough 80’s sounding metal with the obvious THIN LIZZY influence and a dash of Punk Rock. After all the years it is finally nice to see a band like this get a lot of press and success in the underground. I’m so pleased and incredibly honored to announce this release of their earliest live and demo recordings all put together on one release. If you are a fan of THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG and are used to their ultra clean and crisp sound, you’re not going to find it here. This release is for the ultra diehard fans and you’ll be happy to know there are 6 unreleased songs (2 which are cover songs) and a really entertaining interview with Mike Scalzi at the end of the album. Look for this release to be put on for the first time EVER a quadruple VINYL release (if I can do it) with amazing artwork that inspired THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG in those early days that you’re about to hear."


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THE HAND OF DOOM - Poisonoise
SKR014DCD / SKR014DLP
Release Date: January 6, 2009 (DCD)
CD / DLP
$14.00 (DCD), ?? (DLP)

"Who in the hell on Earth is THE HAND OF DOOM you ask? Sorry Doom Metal nuts, they’re not Doom at all. BUT… good news, they’re an incredible heavy band from Germany that originally had a limited press album from 1979. You might be surprised when I tell you they’re really a Heavy Rock N’ Roll Punk / (proto/early) Metal band, and very similar to the early bands that started the N.W.O.B.H.M. that combine early Punk Rock and fused it with Heavy Rock. I think this band will appeal to fans of (of course) 70’s era MOTORHEAD, DISCHARGE, BRATS (pre-MERCYFUL FATE band), MC5, THE STOOGES, THE CLASH, SEX PISTOLS, SARCOFAGUS, ACCEPT, 70’s era JUDAS PRIEST, DIAMOND HEAD, and all fans of the N.W.O.B.H.M. This is a very unique sounding band, really hard to describe their sound (which is a good thing). This release will have 11, yes 11 bonus tracks (some unreleased) on the 180 gram double vinyl and 10 bonus tracks (some unreleased) on the CD version (as per request of the band)."

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REVELATION - Release
SKR015CD
Release Date: January 28, 2009
CD
$12.00

"The legendary US Maryland Doom is undeniably one of the best if not the best metal scene in the history of Heavy Metal. REVELATION (if you've never heard them) being one of the first and best bands from the scene are back with another album. I cannot believe my ears when I hear this album, that this was recorded in 2008?!?! It sounds like it's still the late 80's/early 90's. My god, I can't tell you how blown away I am by this! John Brenner hasn't even released a full-length REVELATION album since 1992, but you wouldn't know it because this could quite possibly be their very best album to date. Not to take anything away from the other classic albums and the other outstanding musicians on this album because all of the instruments are very well executed and thank you Steve Branagan for keeping this band alive for so long! REVELATION have in the past been compared to TROUBLE, but this time around the songwriting is really a step out of that box and extremely original sounding Doom – more like Progressive Doom, with adventurous leads."


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OLD YRON - S/T
SKR016CD
Release Date: January 28, 2009
CD Only
$12.00

"The Italian 80’s metal scene is one of my favorites of all time. Bands like BLACK HOLE, DARK QUARTERER, DEATH SS, PAUL CHAIN, BULLDOZER, RUN AFTER TO, NECRODEATH, BERSERKS are some of the better bands from that era. I’d like to think that OLD YRON towards the end of the 80’s was an unknown forgotten gem for the time of its release, especially since the tides were changing and this kind of IRON MAIDEN-esque heavy metal was beginning to die out in popularity while new genres started to emerge. I think this release was really unknown to a lot of people considering it was a DIY pressing. Here you will find extremely fast heavy metal, but not Thrash. OLD YRON had a very violent lead guitar layered with shredding riffs and over the top high pitched vocals. Think IRON MAIDEN meets YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, but without going overboard with the guitar shredding. The band has absolutely no demos, rehearsals, or any other music except for this album as far as we know. There were no master tapes so the best option the band wanted to do was to rip the music directly from the original vinyl. The only bonus tracks we could come up with was some dark classical music written by Antonio Ferrari in the early 2000’s. Antonio talks about putting OLD YRON back together, but no one really knows if it’s going to happen or even what it will sound like. So enjoy this for what it is, a lost gem re-mastered the best we could get it."
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OGRE - Plague Of The Planet
SKR017CD
Release Date: February 25, 2009
CD
$12.00

"USA 70's/80's (sounding) Rock/Doom Metal hybrid band OGRE have been together since 1999. They have a unique sound combining the elements of BUDGIE, BLOODROCK, PENTAGRAM, BLACK SABBATH, RUSH, AC/DC, etc with a Bon Scott/Ozzy styled vocalist that would appeal to any Rock or Metal fan. OGRE has put 2 very solid and well respected albums out, "Dawn Of The Proto-Man" and "Seven Hells". With their 3rd release out, the band shows no signs of writer's cramp or slowing down. "Plague Of The Planet" will not disappoint old fans and will impress potential new fans!
Inspired by such classic albums as "2112", "Dark Side of the Moon", and "Music from the Elder", "Plague of the Planet" is a full-on concept album, consisting of a single multi-part epic suite that sends the listener on a journey filled with pulverizing riffs, extended jams, over-the-top vocals, and such familiar OGRE obsessions as giant robots, dog-men, death, doom, and war. Plague of the Planet is more than just a self-contained concept, however. Over the course of the album’s 38 minutes, the band incorporates lyrical motifs and musical themes from OGRE songs going as far back as its 2000 demo, making Plague of the Planet the ultimate distillation of the epic OGRE sound."


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DEATH MASK - Exhumation
SKR018CD
Release Date: April 29, 2009
CD
$12.00

"Deep beneath the Maryland Doom Metal scene in the mid to late 80’s DEATH MASK emerged for a short time period. They hardly played that much and went unknown to virtually many Doom Metal collectors because were never able to get this because it was only available as a 6 track demo known as “The Beginning”, and it probably didn’t get too far outside the Maryland area (I assume). This is a unique band to say the least, but also a very magical sounding band where there are some moments in the music where your jaw will just drop to the sheer innovativeness of the way they put these riffs and songs together. Tom (the guitar player) plays some of the sickest riffs I’ve ever heard. Some of the stuff this guy comes up with is out of this world. Some of the songs they put together have like 5-7 amazing riffs in one song whereas a lot of bands rely on 1 or 2 good riffs to carry out a song (which isn’t a bad thing either). I hear a ton of ANGEL WITCH, CELTIC FROST, DREAM DEATH, TROUBLE in their darker / doom-y sounds and in their faster thrash-y parts, there’s a heavy VENOM, MOTORHEAD vibe. In short they’re best described as a ½ Doom Metal, ½ Thrash Metal band with amazing break downs. The vocals are an acquired taste like a wasted VENOM/MOTORHEAD-ish sound, but one thing’s for sure, this band is the definition of HEAVY!"

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IRON MAN - I Have Returned
SKR019CD, SKR019LP
Release Date: April 29, 2009
CD / LP
$12.00 / ?

"Iron Man's guitar player/song writer Al Morris III has been writing the most savage/heaviest sounding guitar riffs for over 2 decades now! I cannot stress enough to Heavy Metal fans out there that if you haven't heard Iron Man, find something FAST! You're missing out on some of the most mind-bending groove-laden (Maryland) Doom metal around. It's a shame they never got the recognition they deserve, yet! I'm hoping to help change that for them for their forthcoming album "I Have Returned". I've listened to this album a million times already and I can firmly tell everyone this is the very best underground recording I've ever heard on an independant label. This recording sounds like it should be on a major label and I didn't even mention the superior songwriting yet! The songs are very well written and catchy, I'm convinced there's not a stale riff in Al Morris's soul! The man is a guitar god!! Louis is a top-notch bass player, Dex's drums are thunderous and just about as balanced as it gets, and Joe's vocal performance is far beyond my expectation. I'm incredibly honored the band and their manager had faith in me to release their album and it's going to be a pleasure to read, hear, and see the reactions of metal fans far and wide with this release. I think this could have a MAJOR impact on the Heavy Metal scene in 2009."


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DAWN OF WINTER - The Peaceful Dead
SKR020CD
Release Date: April 29, 2009
CD
$12.00

"Dawn Of Winter have been playing Traditional Doom Metal for nearly 20 years now! What, really??!! Yeah! Talk about being under the radar. Their early material wasn’t the easiest to obtain over the years and a lot of their releases were of the Demo fashion with thin production, passed out to diehard fans. Dawn Of Winter have a mountain of music to be heard and even I haven’t heard all of it, but I can tell you this is the very best I’ve heard this band sound! I think their songwriter/guitar player Jorg wrote some of the very best Doom Metal in recent years and when I received a copy of their album from Massacre Records in 2008, I was immediately blown away by the sheer passion executed on this album. Riff after hypnotic riff mixed with stellar vocals (provided by Gerrit from SACRED STEEL) and catchy choruses is what this album is all about. The songwriting is as good as it gets here, the hooks are immeasurable, and I hope everyone is completely blown out of their skulls by this one like I am. If you have heard this band before, this is not the same band you’ve heard in the past, they’re different now and the production on the album is a massive step up to what they’ve been doing in the past."


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ALTAR OF OBLIVION - Sinews Of Anguish
SKR021CD
Release Date: May 16, 2009
CD / DLP
$12.00 / ??

"A brand new Epic Heavy Metal band with Doom touches has emerged from the great Denmark. I received their Demo in 2007 and was blown away by the potential this band had. Martin (guitarist/songwriter) has a really unique riffing style that I love. The riffs are really catchy, heavy, and choppy (for lack of a better word). When you finally get used to his guitar playing you’ll find out it’s a signature sound that he developed. The combination of the Epic styled songwriting with some really subtle Doom-y sections mixed with the very young, talented, and uniquely distinct Mik on vocals puts this band to the top of the Epic Heavy/Doom metal scene. If you liked the demo at all (by the way “Wrapped In Ruins” is again featured on this new album) the new album is definitely were you would have wanted the band to be by this time because the songwriting has exceeded the expectation. This album is a full-on conceptual, emotional trip about the pain, suffering, and horrors of war. With that in mind, expect nothing but crushing riffs filled with sorrow, despair, and with powerful vocals with so much emotion, depending on your mood might bring a tear to your eye. ALTAR OF OBLIVION are keeping the Epic Doom torch a flame that was started by the great and well respected bands like CANDLEMASS, SOLSTICE, SOLITUDE AETURNUS, REVELATION, TROUBLE, etc."


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ARGUS - S/T
SKR022CD, SKR022LP
Release Date: May 27, 2009
CD / LP
$12.00 / ?

"With those of you familiar with Butch era PENANCE (USA Classic Doom), you already know how great his vocals are and those of you who aren’t will learn soon. ARGUS, a new and hungry band from the USA are very well versed with the Maryland Doom Metal and Epic Heavy Metal scene. They released a very well written Demo in 2007 on John Brenner’s Bland Hand Records as a download. For those of you that loved the Demo like I did, this is what you would expect their full length to sound and then some! THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG fans are going to go absolutely nuts over this album for the sheer volume of twin axe guitar shredding alone!! There are a lot of catchy, layered riffs on top of many hooks and sing a long choruses. On top of all these well-written Epic songs, there are TROUBLE-eque Doom Metal break downs to die for feathered throughout the album. Shall I say “instant classic”? That’s for you to decide. Look for them to release a 10” EP on one of my favorite labels, The Miskatonic Foundation in the near future as well."
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Message par Arnaud le Mer 8 Juil 2009 - 12:07

A venir au mois de juillet et aôut, 3 rééditions et le premier album du groupe Heavy/Doom Sinister Realm:

- REACTOR - The Real World
- WOLFBANE - S/T
- GENOCIDE (Nippon) - Black Sanctuary
- SINISTER REALM - S/T

Plus d'informations prochainement.

Je suis persuadé que les fans de Doom qui traîne ici, ne sont pas passés à côté des nouvelles perles de Revelation et Iron Man en autres?
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Message par Rocky Turquoise le Mer 8 Juil 2009 - 13:24

Le label est distribué en France ?

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Message par intheseblackdays le Mer 8 Juil 2009 - 15:56

ils ont récupéré tous les groupes lachés par Leaf Hound qui a mystérieusement cessé son activité du jour au lendemain?
je pense à Ogre, Iron man et Revelation
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Message par Arnaud le Mer 8 Juil 2009 - 16:30

Je ne pense pas que le label soit distribué en France, pourquoi?
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Message par Rocky Turquoise le Mer 8 Juil 2009 - 18:23

Pour pouvoir acheter sans être obligé de galérer pour envoyer du fric à des VPCs étrangères

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Message par Arnaud le Mar 15 Sep 2009 - 19:39

Après les excellents premiers albums de ALTARS OF OBLIVION et ARGUS, voici celui de SINISTER REALM, le groupe Heavy/Doom de John Gaffney (ex PALE DIVINE):

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SINISTER REALM - S/T
SKR026CD / SKR026LP
Release Date: August 14, 2009
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"Early 80’s styled Heavy / Doom Metal was formed by John Gaffney after his departure from PALE DIVINE. After leaving PALE DIVINE he asked Darin McCloskey to play drums. This new band is from the USA taking influences from the early 80’s Heavy Metal scene that consisted of a variety of bands like JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MADIEN, BLACK SABBATH, DIO, CANDLEMASS, OZ, etc. The album is very catchy with well written, memorable songs, with catchy chorus lines provided by a very talented vocalist, Alex Kristof; his influences are in the league of Dio, Halford, Dickinson. While the music is deeply rooted in the 80's Heavy and Doom scene, it comes down to the arrangement of the songwriting which in itself lies the unique part of SINISTER REALM. Their style is very natural from the music they grew up on and the hooks on this album are to die for! Once this album is digested, you will definitely hear they have developed a sound and technique of their own. So sit back, relax, and “Enter The Sinister Realm”."

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1. (The Oracle) Into The Depths Of Hell
2. Machine God
3. The Demon Seed
4. Message From Beyond
5. March Of The Damned
6. The Nihilist
7. Mongol Horde
8. Enter The Sinister Realm
9. The Circle Is Broken

Et pour les fans de Heavy Metal à la MERCYFUL FATE, la réédition du premier album des Japonais de GENOCIDE (Nippon), avec un chanteur hallucinant:


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GENOCIDE (Nippon) - Black Sanctuary
SKR025DCD
Release Date: August 1, 2009
Double CD
$14.00

"The 80’s Japan Heavy Metal scene is loaded with a ton of great bands and some of those bands are some of the very best bands in the world. To keep it simple this re-issue is for all the die-hard MERCYFUL FATE fans out there. There are very few vocalists in the world that have what I like to call an acrobatic ability. When I think of some of the best vocalists out there with that ability there are 3 names that spring to mind; King Diamond, which we all know, Jonathon Stewart (from SLAUTER XSTROYES and ENERGY VAMPIRES), which some of us know, and the guy in this band (GENOCIDE (Nippon), Toshihiro Takeuchi. Talk about dynamics, this guy has it all; melodic, imagination, crazy, high falsetto, and he does it in English and Japanese in the same song. That’s not all this band is good for though. The guitar players here are unbelievable! They’ve got an amazing style like Denner and Shermann once had back in the early MERCYFUL FATE days and a lot of their sound has a Doomy feel to it also. This is one of the very best hidden gems in all of Japan and I can strongly say that this is top 1-5 records (depending on my mood) of all-time that came out of that country. This re-issue will include re-issue artwork requested by the band and I can honestly say it’s one of the best Japanese looking metal album cover I’ve seen to this day. A big thank you goes out to Nicola Solieri for providing this amazing cover. Don’t worry nerds, I’ll provide the original cover on the flip side of the booklet. Expect a re-mastered sound with a booklet of photos, lyrics, and a full band history from the 70’s to today"
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