Haiku Funeral - Hallucinations digi CD
Last updated: 17 May 2016

Out now:

the excellent HAIKU FUNERAL album, entitled "Hallucinations" for a very good reason - dark visitations from syncopated, hypnotic, lysergic and erotic rites - musick and magick are intertwined and explored.

This band defy convention and are unique - few bands in this day and age can truly say they have a style all of their own.

Welcome to the hallucinogenic world of Haiku Funeral. Released on digi cd.

Goatpsalm CD review
Last updated: 5 May 2016

check out another excellent review for the Goatpsalm cd


Esoteric - Pernicious Enigma 3LP - out and shipping
Last updated: 5 May 2016

Esoteric "Pernicious Enigma" 3LPs are here - looking good - and have started shipping.

Anyone who has already ordered can expect their copies imminently.

Latest additions.....
Last updated: 19 April 2016

Selection of recent arrivals.....

- Gorgoroth (Nor) - Quantos Possunt gatefold digi CD / LP (black vinyl) (black)

- Gorgoroth (Nor) - Instinctus Bestialis LP (black)

- Maim (Swe) - Deceased To Exist LP (death)

- Den Saakaldte (Nor) - All Hail Pessimism A5 digi CD (black)

- Tombstones (Swe) - Vargariis digi CD (doom)

- Repuked - Up From the Sewers CD (death)

- Entrapment (Ger) - Lamentations Of The Flesh digi CD (death) 

- Mist - Inan CD 

- Black Crucifixion (Fin) - Fallen One Of Flames / Satanic Zeitgeist digi CD (black)

- Black Crucifixion (Fin) - Hope Of Retaliation digi CD (black)

- Behemoth (Pol) - The Satanist CD (black)

- Camel Of Doom (UK) - Terrestrial CD (doom)

- Disciples Of Mockery (USA) - Prelude To Apcalypse LP (death)

- Disma (USA) - The Lost Vault Of Chaos 2CD (death)

- Sickrites (Rus) - Irreverent Death Megaliths CD (death)

- Mortuary Drape (Ita) - Into The Catachthonium CD (black)

- Thou Art Lord (Gre) - Diabolou Archaes Legeones CD (black)

- Varathron (Gre) - Walpurgisnacht CD (black)

- Nachtmystium (Ger) - The First Attacks CD (black)

- Strid (Nor) - Strid CD (black)

- Mysticum (Nor) - In The Streams Of Inferno CD (black)

- Incarnator (Nor) - The Antholgy CD (black)

- Black Command (Hol) - Rites Of Luciferian Illumination, Live 2015 CD (black)

- Blasphemy (Can) - Live Ritual CD (black)

- Burzum (Nor) - Anthology - Lord of Darkness CD (black)

- Slayer (USA) - Sons Of Satan, Live and Rehearsal '83 CD (thrash)

- Voivod (Can) - Spectrum Live '87 CD (thrash)

- Black Crucifixion (Fin) - Coronation of King Darkness CD (black)

- Erebus Enthroned (Aus) - Night's Black Angel CD (black)

- Erebus Enthroned (Aus) - Temple Under Hell CD (black)

- Pestilential Shadows (Aus) - Ephemeral CD (black)

- Lapsus Dei (Chi) - In Our Sacred Places CD/DVD (doom) 

- Amon (USA) - Liar In Wait gatefold digi CD / LP (death)

- Witchng Altar - Ride With The Devil CD (doom)

- Mythological Cold Towers (Bra) - Monvmenta Antiqva CD (doom)

- Gribberiket - Knefall LP (doom black)

- Moloch (Ukr) - Horizont picture LP (black)

- Moloch (Ukr) - Jogrund Meines CD (nature black)

- De Silence Et D'Ombre (Ger) - Vol IV: Worship The Hideous CD (black)

- Draugurinn (Swe) - Moduhardindin CD (black doom)

- Gurthang (Pol) - Excruciato Anima Immortali CD (doom)

- Sarcoma (USA) - Ars Moriendi 7" (death)

- Astral Rising (Fra) - Alpha State 7" (death)

- Forsaken (Mal) - Virtues of Sanctity 7" (doom)

- Moloch (Ukr) - Einsamer Platz Zu Sterben 7" (black) 

- Barshasketh (UK) - Sitra Achra digi CD (black)

- Ghast (Can) - Dread Doom Ruin digi CD (doom black noise)

- Hateful Abandon (UK) - Liars & Bastards CD 

- Belliciste (UK) - Sceadugenga CD (black)

- Dira Mortis - The Cult Of The Dead CD (death)

- Squash Bowels (Cze) - Grindvirus Syndrome Live 2011 DVD (grind)

- Apotheosis Omega - Vama Marga CD (black)

- Bleeding Heaven - Worldeating Anomaly CD (death)

- Spina Bifida (Fin) - Iter CD (death)

- Egzekwie - Czarna Noc Duszy CD

- Kohort (Pol) - Christian Masquerade CD (black)

- mgla (Pol) - Further Down The Nest / Mdlosci CD (black)

- Cultes Des Ghoules (Fra) - Haxan CD (black)

- When Nothing remains (Swe) - As all Torn Asunder 2LP (doom)

- When Nothing remains (Swe) - Thy dark Serenity 2LP (doom)

- Doom:vs (Swe) - Earthless LP (doom)

- Frowning - Funeral Impressions CD (doom)

- Bong (UK) - Bethmoora 2LP (doom)

Review of: Whelm - A Gaze Blank cd
Last updated: 16 April 2016

Check out a recent review of the Whelm CD - from legendary and respected underground reviewer/writer Chaim Drishner....


Aesthetic Death on facebook
Last updated: 16 April 2016

It has come to pass......and Aesthetic Death has a facebook presence.

Whilst I won't currently be engaging and messaging on fb personally - due to my technological ignorance and unwillingness to learn quickly.

However, if you "like" AD  on facebook, you will receive some regular news and info on upcoming releases.

Check out: www.facebook.com/aestheticdeath.uk

Thanks all for the continued support - that goes especially to Trent + Kristy.

Esoteric - Pernicious Enigma 3LP is released
Last updated: 1 April 2016

OUT NOW - this is ready to pre-order now. Ships next week!!!

"Pernicious Enigma" is a very important album to me - this is a release that has taken 19 years to materialise.

Released on tri-gatefold, heavy duty reverse card and 180g black vinyl.

totally re-mixed and re-mastered by Greg - to create the sound that the band originally had as their vision.

Great vinyl layout which is loyal to the original release. Vinyl mastering overseen by ourselves to ensure sound quality.

This will stand as one of the proudest moments for Aesthetic Death

Aesthetic Death upcoming releases...
Last updated: 1 April 2016

upcoming releases on Aesthetic Death include:

Fleurety (NOR) - tba - 7" (May 2016)

ThrOes (Aus) - This Viper Womb digi CD (June 2016)

Haiku Funeral - Hallucinations digi CD (April 2016)

Mourning Dawn (Fra) - new EP digi 2CD (Sep 2016) 

Esoteric (UK) - Metamorphogenesis 2LP (tba)

MurkRat (AUS) - Drudging The Mire - 2LP (tba)

Dictator (UK/Cyp) - Dysangelist - 2LP (tba)

Endvra (UK) - Liber Leviathan - gatefold LP (tba)

ThrOes album cover
Last updated: 1 April 2016

ThrOes album artwork in the making.....

ThrOes - Dissident Metal
Last updated: 17 March 2016


I am very proud and honoured to have the opportunity to work with awesome Australian act - ThrOes

AD will release the stunning debut album "This Viper Womb" in June 2016.

Expect something unique and exceptional - a very exciting release. More info soon.

In the meantime, check out:



ThrOes is Dissident Metal from Tasmania. It is the brain child of Trent Griggs. ThrOes began life in December 2003. 13 long bleak years ensued that saw Griggs eternally at war with the energy involved in creating the material. He worked in solitude during this period. Great patience and execution of will was necessary to let the material evolve organically, and independently of any outside stylistic influence or trend.  Every imaginable mental, physical and financial obstacle had to be overcome. In 2016 the long awaited full length debut album "This Viper Womb" will finally be released via Aesthetic Death. 
Featuring: Trent Griggs, James Ludbrook (Damaged), Kevin Talley (Suffocation), Mark Evans (Alarum), and David Caswell (WDD).


This is not like any metal album you have heard before. This album will ruthlessly infect all utterly. This is Dissident Metal! 

Goatpsalm - Downstream CD
Last updated: 17 March 2016

A petroglyphic tale painted upon grey rocks, which are devoted to the land of everlasting frost.

Follow it downstream through the breath of polar nights, the baying despair of animals, an eternal apthy towards the rotation of life and those dredful legends told by old men.

Almost an hour, deeply submerged within a fusion of doom metal, drone ambient and ethnic music of the Far North of Russia.


Out now - receiving deserved acclaim for a stunning diverse and dark creation. Goatpsalm continue their partnership with AD, to release this their third album. 

Never standing still, they continue to explore their minds and their heritage through musical creation. Never for the narrow-minded.

Carma cd
Last updated: 5 December 2015

Out now - the debut cd from Portugese atmospheric blackened funeral doom act - CARMA      

Following successful gig in Portugal last week - the new album is released. Last few copies remaining - act quickly.

Co-release along with the excellent underground labels - Altare Prod (Por) + Dying Sun (Hol)   

Of Spire & Throne - Sanctum In The Light CD
Last updated: 7 October 2015

out now - the punishing new album from excellent UK doom act -

OF SPIRE & THRONE - Sanctum In The Light 

Released as a digi CD on 6th October 2015

Atmospheric, discordant and bludgeoning extreme doom, centred on themes of vision, mad ess and self-destruction.

Heavy rhythmic doom interwined with deathly sludge - this release co-incides with the recent UK tour with Faal

Check this doom behemoth out!! 

Whelm - A Gaze Blank... CD
Last updated: 14 August 2015

Now out....... the WHELM CD - "A Gaze Blank and Pitiless as the Sun."

I'm very proud to have released the Whelm album - their only ever full length. Captivating, accomplished dark doom - perfect!

Sounds great and perfectly complimented by an awesome cover art and layout. Check it out!!!

Anyone waiting on a copy - they are leaving here already. 

NEW webstore - check it out.....
Last updated: 16 May 2015

After plenty of work, the AD webstore has now been updated. It is now possible to.....

- search for releases by genre or format;

- use a postage calculator which gives actual postage cost to your region - so multiple cds often cost the same as just one!

- very cheap prices - nearly all CDs £5 or less;

- easy payment via paypal;

- many hundreds of new titles to add over the comng weeks;


Please take some time to check it out. Support the underground!!

Opening offer - Buy 5 CDs or LPs - and get one free

Esoteric - The Pernicious Enigma 3LP
Last updated: 13 May 2015

Work is progressing well with the next Esoteric vinyl.....Pernicious Enigma 3LP.

Greg has recently been re-mixing and re-mastering the album - having never been 100% satisfied with the original mix back in 1997. So, fans of the album will notice a considerable difference with the original mix.

The artwork is looking fantastic - and, as usual, you can expect a heavy duty, beautiful triple gatefold release - with a deep warm killer sound.

This is one of my favourite albums ever - and I will ensure it gets the release it deserves!!!

More news in the coming weeks.......

Mekigah - Litost - new CD
Last updated: 12 May 2015

OUT NOW - the 3rd album from awesome Australian dark doom noise act - MEKIGAH

MEKIGAH is a long term friend of AD - and being inspired by the creations, I'm proud to now have the opportunity to put out this album.

Creating a dark, difficult and schizophrenic tapestry of audial textures - weaving between doom to ambient noise, with a subtle under-layer of rhythmical dissidence. Never knowing where the music will take you, this is a rich and rewarding album. Recent reviews have made comparison to the likes of Gnaw Their Tongues.

Check out this clip of "The Sole Dwelling" - http://youtu.be/yb-CSeQjcdg

If you're not familiar with MEKIGAH then check out the doom-metal.com interview:


Walk Through Fire - Hope is Misery 2LP
Last updated: 24 August 2014

punishing, sparse, brutal sludge - the excellent latest WALK THROUGH FIRE album is now available on a beautiful vinyl release.

Awesome gatefold heavy vinyl - with a sublime layout and artwork on vinyl.

Pressed by the band themselves and released on 25/8/2014. Limted to 300 copies - available to order now - £20 (UK) / £23 (Europe) / £25 (worldwide) - postpaid

Illaetabilis Art
Last updated: 19 April 2014

check out a new AD logo - designed especially by Meriel Longmore at Illaetabilis Art. Check out her awesome work.

Last updated: 22 March 2014

The new album from Swedish sludge doom act - WALK THROUGH FIRE - is now available. Any pre-orders have been sent ready for the release date on 27th March 2014.

If you're close by, then head to Gothenburg on 27th March for the release gig, along with Trepaneringsritualen

this latest punishment is titled "Hope Is Misery" - the title track is available to listen to now on the "releases" section of this site. 

Uncompromising, painful and difficult sludge doom - this new album firms up Walk Through Fire as one of the best doom acts around!!

Split label release in conjunction with the excellent German label - Wolves And Vibrancy Records

Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale 3LP
Last updated: 5 February 2014

the Maniacal Vale 3LP has arrived.......looking and sounding great......

the vinyl is now available to buy direct through the website - although only the Worldwide postage rate is shown.

The 3LP costs just £22 but the postal costs are:

- UK = £7 - Europe = £10 - worldwide = £15

- paypal to: stu@aestheticdeath.com 

If you are ordering from the UK and Europe then please send paypal directly to save you the postal costs specific to your region.

All pre-orders have already been shipped.

AD store
Last updated: 23 October 2013

the AD web-shop now contains most items that are available in stock - more rarities and 2nd hand will be added over coming weeks.

All prices include international postage anywhere in the world - so there are no extra costs. But, if you want to order more than one CD or LP, then I can give BIG discounts, especially if you live in the UK or Europe, just contact me for more details.

Any order over £20 comes with a free AD cd release of your choice.

the web-shop will be made more "user-friendly" over the coming weeks - adding more categories to make it easier to look for bands/styles that interest you, and postage calculators etc...

The underground label and physical albums become more obsolete in these years of technological "advancement" - so, thanks for the support!

ESOTERIC - Maniacal Vale 3LP
Last updated: 28 September 2013

A lot has happened with the vinyl version of Esoteric's superb album 'The Maniacal Vale'.

More than 16 months since the original submission of the album to press - we are finally at a stage where the album should be ready soon. There have been many problems and delays with getting Esoteric's immense sound on this album being transposed suitably to vinyl. We have now done the vinyl mastering ourselves to get a top-notch sound - and teamed up with a pressing plant who understand what the release should sound like - and a team who appreciate that vinyl should sound perfect!!

After all the problems we have encountered over the years, I no longer care to give release dates - but I am very sure that this 3LP album will be released before the end of 2013.

We are really pleased with the sound on the vinyl and you can expect a vinyl that you will be proud to have in your collection!!

Watch this space for news once it is available to buy.

Last updated: 15 July 2013

Out now is the 4th album from Aussie extreme death doom act THE NIHILISTIC FRONT

Looking and sounding awesome and brutal - expect some punishing extreme death doom in the vein of early Incantation meets Disembowelment

anyone awaiting copies can expect them shortly....

Fleurety - Et Spiritus 7" now out....
Last updated: 14 July 2013

Now released is the 3rd vinyl in the FLEURETY 7" series - looks great, with fantastic Trine & Kim artwork. On heavy duty vinyl, supplemented with inner lyric sleeve and sticker.

Anyone awaiting copies can expect them to leave this week.

EIBON - II cd digi
Last updated: 26 June 2013

the EIBON - ii CD is now released.

looking awesome in an LP style hardboard digi sleeve, with an inner sleeve housing the CD. Limited to 1100 copies. Some pics to follow.

all pre-orders are already on their way. Enjoy the dark twisted doom..........

Section 37 - Legion
Last updated: 26 June 2013

Now released is the new album from UK dark electro act - SECTION 37

available to buy directly from this website for £5 postpaid

Folkodia new 2013 album
Last updated: 28 May 2013

the new FOLKODIA album - "The Fall Of The Magog" - is availble to order via this website (find it in the shop, where you can buy directly with paypal)

brand new album from this great international act - just released

Eibon - II cd/lp
Last updated: 25 April 2013

the new EIBON cd/lp is imminent......

an awesome display of progressive dark doom - in the true Eibon sound - this release was recorded live and charts the progress of the band through turbulent times. the old sentiment of "what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger" - couldn't be more appropriate.

recording this material live gave the material a very organic and fluid feel - deep and considered compositions ensure these two tracks keep the listener on edge throughout....

the LP version available the first week of May (released via AD and Throatruiner) - whilst the CD version comes in mid May solely released here at AD. Both versions available to pre-order now.

Don't miss this!

Fleurety - Et Spiritus 7"
Last updated: 25 April 2013

the 3rd wax in the Fleurety 7" series is finally on its way.

being pressed at this moment - we expect the vinyls back about mid-May. Pre-orders taken now on the site.

two brand new Fleurety tracks - expect the obscure and unexpected - avant-necro-blackened-metal, as only Fleurety can do!!

Section 37 - Legion CD
Last updated: 25 April 2013

the new SECTION 37 cd "Legion" wil be release date the start of May

the sick older brother of "Kudos" - more obscure eclectic electro to be expected

orders now being taken - at a price this low got to be worth a punt

Folkearth / Folkodia
Last updated: 25 April 2013

I'm pleased to be working alongside "international supergroup" - Folkearth - to have some of their great folk-viking-metal inspired albums available.

Not easily available everywhere - these albums can now be bought direct through the AD website. Making it easy to use paypal to buy these albums. Each album includes postage costs anywhere in the world - if you wish to buy multiple albums then get in touch for a postage discount. International registered delivery for any parcel is available for an extra cost of UK£4.

Albums currently available at the AD shop include - A Nordic Poem / By The Sword Of My Father / Drakkars In The Mist / Father Of Victory / Song Of Yore (Acoustic) / Fatherland / Rulers Of The Sea / Viking's Anthem / Sons Of The North / Minstrels By The River / Valhalla Ascendant / Odes From The Past / In A Time Of Legends / Battlecry / Forgotten Lore / Battles And Myths

Eibon - ii cd/lp
Last updated: 13 April 2013

the excellent new EIBON release will be available in the coming weeks on both cd and vinyl.

You can stream a track directly on this website.

Anyone interested in a download of the tracks can check out this link:


email address change
Last updated: 20 March 2013

Due to a recent house move I have had to change my email address - this address is no longer valid - aesthetic.death@virgin.net

Please use this address now - stu@aestheticdeath.com

My new snail mail address for parcels and promo stuff can be found on the contacts page of this site.

I will have very limited internet access between 25th March and April 4th - please bear with me if I am slower than normal!


Eibon - stunning new CD
Last updated: 4 December 2012

AD is extremely pleased to bring to you news of a forthcoming release from EIBON.

New tracks of dark progressive blackened doom - which are sounding awesome. Showcasing EIBON as the finest innovators of extreme doom today.

More details to follow soon - but here is the album cover artwork to start with.

Should be released in the first quarter of 2013 - alongside the brutal new cd from THE NIHILISTIC FRONT

Haiku Funeral new CD
Last updated: 2 November 2012

The 3rd CD from French dark electro act Haiku Funeral is released on 31st October 2012 - entitled "Nightmare Painting" ...

Available now through the "releases" section of this website.

Deep, dark, seductively evil...and infectiously, wickedly groovy, HAIKU FUNERAL generate an atmosphere of black, bleak, ironic paradox. Cold industrial ambience meets darkwave experimentation, liberally seasoned with death/doom and driven by the twin engines of pulsing, trippy, virtuoso bass and hoarse, snarling, savagely crazed voice.
Building on the foundations of sonic terror laid down in "Assassination In The Hashish Cathedral" + "If God Is A Drug" - "Nightmare Painting" retains the same horrifying imagery of death, madness and godless depravity while developing the musical themes to new levels of maturity...and subversiveness. Whilst the listener is drawn in like a moth to a flame, by the appealing rhythms and textures of post-everything avant-garde, the darkest of messages is being whispered direct to their cortex.
It's already too late to wake up: the nightmare is there, under your skin and echoing somewhere in the morbid depths of your soul. Such tender murder, indeed.
a diverse album, a jazz-funk/blackened metal hybrid with ambient experimentation....
(thanks to Mike for the help!)

Haiku Funeral - Nightmare Painting video preview
Last updated: 18 October 2012

AD is moving
Last updated: 25 August 2012

Over the next days and weeks I will be moving AD into another doom drenched dwelling.

There may be periods of time where I am slower than usual - please bear with me.

Ortega CD released
Last updated: 25 August 2012

Very pleased to inform that the CD re-issue of the excellent "1634" album from Dutch sludge post-doom act ORTEGA is now out

a beautiful album which is now given a full release - and comes with new artwork and layout .

Highly recommended.

Esoteric - Subconscious Dissolution 2LP
Last updated: 29 April 2012

The latest Esoteric vinyl is now released - Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum 2LP

All pre-orders leave here this week so should be with you soon - any problems or queries just drop me a line.

Less than 100 copies remaining for sale - so will be available for a few weeks to come.

Prices are: £24 (UK), £27 (Europe), £30 (worldwide) - inclusive of postage

Walk Through Fire CD
Last updated: 21 April 2012

the Walk Through Fire cd is now sold out

it is still available direct from the band - go direct to their website for ordering details

if you have any problems getting a copy, just give me a shout

Ortega - 1634 CD
Last updated: 20 April 2012

Dutch sludge/post-doom outfit Ortega will be working with Aesthetic Death to re-issue their excellent "1634" material....

Originally self-released to a limited number of 100 copies - this re-issue will give people who never got their hands on the original version to listen to this awesome piece of work.

AD feature
Last updated: 20 April 2012

Check out a feature on some AD bands - written up for the excellent Deaf Sparrow webzine in the USA.....


Section 37 latest....
Last updated: 6 April 2012

After an 8 year hibernation, Section 37 are resurrected. Brainchild Stuart J Harris has teamed up with John Frost to begin work on the forthcoming album "Legion".

The sound is tighter, darker and sicker.....be prepared for an eclectic display of psychotic evil!

Mourning Dawn + Goatpsalm
Last updated: 24 February 2012

Finally released this week are the two new AD releases....

MOURNING DAWN - For The Fallen 2LP

GOATPSALM - Erset La Tari CD

Orders now taken on the "release" section of this site.

Anyone already expecting either of these releases should receive them soon..... and feel free to add comments for any AD release on this site.

Esoteric - Subconscious Dissolution 2LP
Last updated: 21 January 2012

the next album in the Esoteric vinyl series is underway - Subconscious Dissolution into the Continuum

we expect the vinyl test pressings at the end of January - so more news regarding a release date soon hopefully

The Nihilistic Front
Last updated: 21 January 2012

THE NIHILISTIC FRONT are progressing well with tracks for the new album - for a completion in spring 2012.

Titled "Procession To Annihilation" - the cover art is also finished.

This new material will crush any emotion and empathy you may have remaining following their previous 3 albums - TNF are the musical manifestation of all the hatred and contempt you have for society.

TNF have commented - "What the fuck have we created!" - as the realisation dawns of the monster that is being conceived.

MOURNING DAWN - For The Fallen 2LP
Last updated: 21 January 2012

progress has been slow (and beyond my control) with the 2LP vinyl version of the excellent dark doom masterpiece - For The Fallen

i am hoping to receive the vinyls at the end of January - so any orders will leave immediately once here

includes two bonus tracks especially recorded for this limited vinyl edition - crushing cover tracks from Bethlehem and Paradise Lost

an essential vinyl edition

Goatpsalm CD artwork
Last updated: 21 January 2012

The excellent GOATPSALM album has gone to press - and should be available at the end of February.

A chaotic disturbance of raw black death industrial, steeped in demonology - this music will inspire

the darkness dwelling in your subconscious

Available to pre-order now.

rate AD releases
Last updated: 15 January 2012

It is now possible to rate and comment on any Aesthetic Death release.

If you go to the "releases" section - pick a release - then click the "reviews" tab on each release.

If you spend your money on my releases, then you deserve the opportunity to give your direct feedback.

Last updated: 7 November 2011

I am extremely pleased to be working with Russian act GOATPSALM on their forthcoming 2nd album - Erset La Tari

Bleak death industrial ambient for the fearless, a dark initiation co-existing with lo-fi noise and raw black metal visitations - an eclectic diversion of auditory dissonance and dissidence.

Features members of Karna, Sickrites, Baal Zebuth, Cyber Baphomet etc

A true underground and occult aura surrounds this act of darkness. Highly anticipated....

Saxon Barbarians
Last updated: 7 November 2011

Pernicious Enigma - the 2nd album, and to some the best, recorded back in 1997 from Saxon Barbarians - ESOTERIC

Work is ongoing with the 3-LP vinyl version of "The Pernicious Enigma" - currently the artwork is receiving a layout overhaul by Mauro Berchi, along with the album being totally re-mixed and re-mastered by Greg Chandler. Never being completely happy with the eventual sound of the original release - the vinyl version gives an opportunity to revisit and amend.

More details to follow soon...

Fatum Elisum - Homo Nihilis cd
Last updated: 30 October 2011

out now (28th October 2011) is the new album from FATUM ELISUM - Homo Nihilis

four long tracks of awesome and epic doom - since the self-titled debut Fatum Elisum have progressed and matured, and have now forged their own style of doom - albeit with a healthy reference to the early 90s sounds of Cathedral, Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride.

A thoughtful and melancholic album - with a stunning vocal display from Ende

quality recording and great artwork - highly recommended album

The Nihilistic Front
Last updated: 14 September 2011

Aesthetic Death will be working together with Australian uber-crushing extreme doom death act - THE NIHILISTIC FRONT

TNF are currently working on their fourth full length album - although this will be their first release with a label. The first TNF albums have been outstanding - and would be appreciated by people with an empathy towards the sounds reminiscent of the early days of bands like Esoteric, Disembowelment, Loss etc....

Expect awesome heavy oppressive unrelenting punishing doom........


Black Depths Grey Waves cd
Last updated: 14 September 2011

the new album from Black Depths Grey Waves is now released

consisting of an occult blackened noise ritual - a crawling immersion into the darkest reaches of your subconscious mind. 

a disturbing audial experience

available on digipack cd from this site

Samples available
Last updated: 10 September 2011

To help people check out some of the bands on Aesthetic Death, some tracks from all AD releases will soon be made available to listen to directly via this site

this should be possible from mid September - with tracks listenable as play only / download / soundcloud, or a mixture thereof.

if you visit the "releases" section and click on whichever release interests you - and the listen facility will be next to the track listing

ESOTERIC - Epistemological Despondency 2LP
Last updated: 28 June 2011

the ESOTERIC "Epistemological Despondency" 2LP is now released on 27th June 2011.

It has turned out really nicely - a great finish to the gatefold sleeve, heavy duty vinyls, a heavy printed inner sheet/biography and album artwork sticker

it is worth the wait since the original recordings in 1994 - and sounds really warm and intense on vinyl - copies still available to buy directly through this website

work begins immediately on "The Pernicious Enigma" 3LP - await further news

Wreck Of the Hesperus rot forth...
Last updated: 3 June 2011

the 2nd album "Light Rotting Out" is now released - it looks and sounds simply awesome

available to buy now from this site - or contact me directly if you have any queries.

Esoteric - Epistemological 2LP
Last updated: 3 June 2011

release of the "Epistemological Despondency" 2LP is anticipated for 28th June 2011 - more news will follow

Esoteric - Epistmological 2LP - update
Last updated: 22 May 2011

Having received the 3rd set of test pressings for the "Epistemological" 2LP - we are very pleased to say the sound quality is now acceptable.

Things should now move swiftly with the pressing. The sound of this album on vinyl adds an extra dimension of oppression and warmth to this great Esoteric work.

More news regarding the release and shipping date will follow shortly. If anyone has any questions or queries please get in touch.

Walk Through Fire - debut album
Last updated: 8 May 2011

Out Now:

The debut CD - Furthest From Heaven - from awesome Swedish sludge doom act - WALK THROUGH FIRE.

Oppressive, claustrophobic dark blackened sludge. Enveloped in pain.

Taking inspiration from the shit that surrounds us in society - WALK THROUGH FIRE transpose this into a musical megalith which yearns for the demise of mankind.

MurkRat - Drudging The Mire CD - now released!
Last updated: 21 February 2011

Out NOW - and ready to order.

beautifully enchanting, yet tortuous, misanthropic dark harrowing doom

it's simply a stunning piece of dark art and atmosphere  - and I urge everybody to check out Murkrat

Section 37 CD released
Last updated: 21 February 2011


eclectic dark electronic poetry

Section 37 is the musical extension of the blackened mind of a deranged poet, one that is fustrated by a savage disdain to the modern world.

"The Kudos Of Serial Killing" is gleaned from a collection of serial killer poems. Portraying the twisted reasoning of "serial killers", each piece to its own eclectic dark rhythmic electronic style of music. Coupled with sound bites and samples to prepare for a dark journey into minds of madness.

Taking elements of Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, VAC, Underworld, Roger Waters, Depeche Mode, Lustmord, FLA etc...

available to order now - £5 postpaid worldwide

Fleurety - Evoco Bestias 7
Last updated: 26 January 2011

the second release in the FLEURETY 7" vinyl series - Evoco Bestias - is now out, following a lengthy pressing delay

featuring the first new tracks from Fleurety since 1998 - undeniably Fleurety - avantgarde metal with a necro Norge sound

all pre-orders will be sent this week - expect it soon

work starts immediately on the 3rd vinyl in this series - for a release hopefully during summer 2011

Black Depths Grey Waves
Last updated: 26 January 2011

I am very pleased to announce news of a forthcoming co-operation with US act - BLACK DEPTHS GREY WAVES.

BDGW is a black occult industrial project from the sickened minds of Clint Listing (As All Die, Long Winters Stare, When Joy Becomes Sadness) and Saint Ov Gravediggers (Ordo Tyrannis, Grim Pig)

Noise-filled, black industrial, occult evocations - music that will make you feel at one with your disturbed mind.

Expect their 3rd album "Nightmare Of The Blackened Heart" during summer 2011 - this exceptional wall of noise will appeal greatly to those that have an inclination towards the grim art of MZ 412, Valefor, In Slaughter Natives, Schloss Tegal etc....

WARNING - new Wreck Of The Hesperus album
Last updated: 14 January 2011

Aesthetic Death has the public responsibility to announce that the new Wreck Of The Hesperus album "Light Rotting Out" is officially shite - steer clear of it, be warned.

if you have the misfortune to stumble across this monstrosity - then be prepared for a putrid swirling droning mass of doomy sewage and woeful retarded noise, from these degenerate Irish batty trolls.

Filth, filthier filth and utter rottt lurks amongst us!!!

released later in 2011 on A5 digipack

Esoteric - Epistemological Despondency 2LP
Last updated: 17 November 2010

the 2LP vinyl pressing is at the pressing plant - we are expecting release in the next few weeks - pre-orders can now be taken

limited to 350 hand numbered copies - great new layout by Mauro Berchi - UK£26.00 including P+P worldwide

Esoteric 2LP + Fleurety 7"
Last updated: 23 October 2010

ESOTERIC - Epistemological Despondency 2LP

FLEURETY - Evoca Bestias 7"

Both these vinyls have been sent to press - should be ready in the next few weeks. Pre-orders for both releases can be confirmed through Aesthetic Death.

Anyone already in touch with me regarding the Esoteric 2LP will receive further details soon.

The NULLL Collective cd - now out!
Last updated: 24 August 2010

The NULLL Collective - De Monstris CD - is now available.

A tale highlighting the continuous decay of the human race.

Extreme raw, soul-shattering, hateful and experimental funeral doom-death - bowel-churning grim doom, not for the fainthearted.

Features collaboration from members of Uncertainty Principle (UK), Torture Wheel (USA) & Until Death Overtakes Me (BEL).

Limited to 1000 copies - UK£7.00/Euro 8 - postpaid worldwide

Murkrat - Drudging The Mire CD
Last updated: 19 August 2010

The new Murkrat tracks are now recorded.

This 2nd album is nothing short of stunning - some of the darkest, most depressed and enchanting doom I've ever heard - emanating directly from the heart and soul.

Plenty of bands claim to be dark and depressive - but this album makes those bands seem more like Coldplay, lightweight and weak.

This music takes you to darkest voids, then strips you of your emotions - then will remind you of your pathetic insecurities.

A beautifully balanced album - it will reward you finely if you dare to enter the world of the Murkrat.

EIBON - Entering Darkness CD
Last updated: 24 June 2010

the EIBON debut cd "Entering Darkness" is now released

an awesome release, both audially and visually, in hardcover digisleeve - features 6 tracks of intense progressive dark doom.

this is simply a stunning debut album and one of the best Aesthetic Death releases to date


CD = £10.00 postpaid

orders can be made via this site - or direct via paypal

ESOTERIC vinyl series
Last updated: 14 June 2010

Finally, there is some progress regarding the vinyl project:
- each album will be released on an individual basis, starting later in 2010 with the "Epistemological Despondency" 2LP;
- each album will be limited to approx 350 copies;
- following the series of albums on individual LP - there will be a one-off box set containing all albums;
- the box set will be limited to approx 150 copies;
All future news regarding the project will be available here at:
IMPORTANT: Any interest in the "Epistemological Despondency" 2LP can be made now via email ( aesthetic.death@virgin.net ) to confirm reservation of a copy. No money required at this stage. Expected cost is £25 postpaid.
Any orders for the "Epistemological" 2LP will receive priority on the next vinyl in the series.
It will be possible to register an interest in the box set version at a later date - anyone buying all individual albums will receive first priority on the box set version.
Any questions or queries regarding the vinyl series should be directed to:

ESOTERIC LP vinyl series
Last updated: 29 April 2010

the ESOTERIC LP series will finally get underway later this year.

each individual album will be released separately in a limited quantity - followed by an ultra limited box set of every album.

further information and details of how to register an interest in any, or all, of these LPs will follow on this website soon - if you want to get hold of these vinyls the only certain way of doing so is via this website  

FLEURETY - Evoco Bestias 7
Last updated: 28 April 2010

Released this year will be the latest material from FLEURETY

FLEURETY - Evoco Bestias 7" 2010

This is the first brand new material from FLEURETY since 2000 - and features the unmistakeable FLEURETY sound from Norway's most handsome rock-stars!!

The material has been mastered by Greg Chandler and will be ready for release later this year.

Eibon + Fatum Elisum gig
Last updated: 28 April 2010

there will be an Aesthetic Death night in northern France on 28th May 2010

EIBON + FATUM ELISUM join forces to play live together in Rouen, France (approx 1hr north of Paris)

Expect a night of dark doom death - get there if you can.

This gig should co-incide with the release of the awesome full EIBON cd "Entering Darkness"

Den Saakaldte "Ol, Morke og Depresjon" 2LP
Last updated: 26 April 2010

Den Saakaldte 2LP finally completed - and looking AWESOME. All pre-orders already mailed.

The Nulll Collective
Last updated: 10 April 2010

Aesthetic Death is proud to announce a forthcoming co-operation with THE NULLL COLLECTIVE

later this summer 2010 will see the release of "De Monstris" - their first full CD release - THE NULLL COLLECTIVE features members who have worked with UNTIL DEATH OVERTAKES ME, WRAITH OF THE ROPES, TORTURE WHEEL, WIJLEN WIJ, BEYOND BLACK VOID etc....

awesome oppressive ambient funeral doom - more info can be found at www.nulll-void.com

EIBON - Entering Darkness CD 2010
Last updated: 21 March 2010

the new CD from French sludge doom act EIBON has just finished recording - this is a real progression from their MCD released 18 months ago - 6 tracks of the highest quality post-sludge-doom - initial listenings of the recording sessions suggest this is an essential DOOM classic in the making....

Keep checking for progress - release date is hoped to be May 2010

Den Saakaldte - Ol Morke digi CD + 2LP
Last updated: 21 March 2010

the Den Saakaldte "Ol Morke" digi CD is now out and look awesome - you can buy a copy via this website or through the band

the 2LP version has experienced pressing delays - but should be ready in the next few days - any pre-orders will ship as soon as I receive them

first 100 orders come with the ultra limited bottle opener

Lysergene / Dust To Dearth - "Death Of The Sun" split CD
Last updated: 21 March 2010



the split CD from LYSERGENE + DUST TO DEARTH has been released and features 8 tracks of dark harrowing ambience - featuring members of Murkrat + Esoteric

Aesthetic Death Website Launch
Last updated: 21 March 2010

Welcome to the new Aesthetic Death web site - the purpose of the website is primarily to offer information about the many great bands I work with - let me know what you think of it, or if you have any queries