just in.....
Last updated: 21 September 2020

latest arrivals.....

- Suffer Yourself (SWE/UKR) - Ectoplasm - 2LP (vinyl version of this excellent doom/death album, recommended!!!)

- Ea - Ea Taesse - LP (vinyl issue - comes on black or col vinyl)

- The River (UK) - Different Dirges '03-'05 - digi CD (recollection of earlier material, beautiful)

- Thermal Mass (US) - I..., Gore Head - digisleeve CD (Sabbath inspired doom, but an original doom act in own right. Excellent)

- Deathwitch (SWE) - Triumphant Devastation - digi CD (digi pack re-issue of 1996 debut)

- Anatomia (JAP) - Cranial Obsession - Tape 

- Misty Grey - Chapter II - CD

- Simon Del Desertio - Purgatory - CD

- Profundae Libidines - Proces De Sorcellerie - CD 

- Coldnight - Waterfall of Suicides - CD

- Weemoed - Insania Moralis & Traummord - 2CD

- Voivod (CAN) - Target Earth - pic 2LP 

- Tiamat (SWE) - Gaia - LP (goth rock)

- Swallow The Sun (FIN) - Ghosts of Loss + The Morning Never Came - 2LPs (doom)

- Rapture (FIN) - Silent Stage + Songs for the Withering + Futile - 2LPs (doom)

- They Leapt From Burning Windows (USA) - Demo 2020 - Tape (black)

- Malsumis (USA) - Spirit Decay - Tape (black)

- Heel (USA) - Foreign Tongues - Tape (grind)

- Thergothon (FIN) - Stream from the Heavens - digibook CD (essential doom)

- Behemoth (POL) - ILYAYD - digibook CD (black)

- Therion (SWE) - Blood of the Dragon - digi 2CD ( album and tribute)

- Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason - digi CD (Russian edition)

- Raventale - Planetarium - digi CD

- Niezgal (RUS) - Stogn Z Niebyccia - digi CD (black)

- Devorator (RUS) - By The Steps of Demon Beast - A5 digi 2CD (black)

- Khandra - There Is No Division Outside Existence - digi CD

- Ordinul Negru - Lifeless - digi CD (black)

- Ordinul Negru - Nostalgia of the Fullmoon Nights - digi CD (black)

- Ordinul Negru - Faustian Nights - LP (black)

- Ataraxie (FRA) - Resignes 2CD / Slow Transcending Agony digi CD / Project X 2CD / L'Etre et la Nausee 2CD (awesome doom legends)

- Profetus (FIN) - The Sadness of Time Passing digi CD / To Open the Passages digi CD / As All Seasons Die digi CD (awesome doom)

- Majestic Downfall (MEX) - Waters of Fate - CD (doom)

- Funeralium (FRA) - Of Throes and Blight - 2CD (extreme doom)

- Funeral Moth (JAP) - Polar - digisleeve CD (doom)

- Clouds (UK) - Lor II - LP (doom)

- Red Moon Architect (FIN) - Kuura - 2LP (doom)

- Obseqvies (UK) - The Hours of My Wake - 2LP (doom)

- On Thorns I Lay (GRE) - Aegean Sorrow - 2LP (doom)

- Sangre De Muerdago - Vagalumes - 10" 

- Profetus (FIN) - Coronation of the Black Sun / Saturnine - 2LP (doom)

- Meth Drinker (NZ) - Discography - 2CD (doom sludge)

- Bosque / Defuntos (POR) - Split - CD (doom)

- Funeris (ARG) - Elegies & Blood - CD (doom) - plus re-stock of all Funeris albums 

- Aeternum Sacris (JAP) - Haunting Like a Ghost - CD (funeral Doom) - plus re-stock of other STN titles

- No Festival of Light (SWE) - Divide Et Impera - digi 2CD

- Coph Nia - The Tree of Life and Death - digi 3CD (dead drones and aborted soundscapes)

- NTT Navicon Torture Technologies (USA) - Insanity - digi 2CD (noise death industrial)

- Equitant (USA) The Circle of Agurak - digi CD 

- Skuggmorker (SWE) - I Forgangen Tid / Harskare - LP (Swedish black metal, vinyl re-issue)

- Anubi (LIT) - Mirties Metafora - gatefold LP (Lithuanian black metal re-issue)

Aesthetic Death upcoming releases...
Last updated: 21 September 2020

Epitaphe (FRA) - I - 2LP (October 2020)

Mourning Dawn (FRA) - Dead End Euphoria - digi CD/2LP (late 2020)

Dark Awake (GRE) - Hekateion - digi CD (Autumn 2020)

Violenta Domestica (AUT) - Cephalaea - CD digifile (September 11th 2020)

Farer (NL) - debut album - CD (November 2020)

Hallowed Butchery (USA) - Deathsongs From The Hymnal Of The Church Of The Final Pilgrimage - digi CD (autumn 2020)

pando (USA) - rites - digi CD (end 2020)

 

Mordor (SWI) - Odes - re-issue CD/LP (tba)

 

Estrangement (AUS) - debut full CD (tba)

Wreck Of The Hesperus - 4 CD box set (tba)

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

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

Mourning Dawn - new album
Last updated: 29 August 2020

 

after years of turmoil.....years which might have destroyed other people.....those years have culminated in "Dead End Euphoria", the new album from French extreme doom act - MOURNING DAWN
One of the few bands which get darker and heavier as the years pass - using the negatives in life as a force to create and compose with such majesty and passion for the dismal.

The album is now at press and will be available by the end of 2020 - on digi CD and gatefold 2LP

More news to follow....


Violenta Domestica - Cephalaea cd
Last updated: 29 August 2020

I'm very pleased to be collaborating with the exciting and hugely creative artist - Dr Winter - on the release of his debut full length album, under the monicker VIOLENTA DOMESTICA

The music of VIOLENTA DOMESTICA is termed as "experimental electronic musick" - which is indeed an appropriate defintion. The music is often poignant, often disturbing, often twisted....but always creative and thought provoking.

My admiration for this work is probably born from a passion in years past for the music from acts such as GGFH, Velvet Acid Christ, HH9 etc.... Merging and moving between ambience, driving ebm industrial rhythms, towards piling noise and sinister intention.

Focusing on the darker and twisted side of human nature - there is something for all in "Cephalaea". Expand those horizons - check this out.

Preview here: www.facebook.com/violentadomestica/videos/990459501382564

Poet - Emily digi CD
Last updated: 21 August 2020

I'm pleased to now have available the new CD from POET - an excellent doom band from Oregon, USA

Limited quantities here - direct import from the US.

Esoteric - Metamorphogenesis 2LP
Last updated: 21 August 2020

the "Metamorphogenesis" 2LP is now released - the vinyl is looking good. As we had planned and hoped.

The vinyl is now available to buy - directly on this website or via the Esoteric website.

All pre-orders are now being prepared and will ship over the next week - thanks for your patience with this release.

Suffer Yourself
Last updated: 19 August 2020

I'm very happy to announce a collaboration with the most excellent Swedish/Ukrainian act - SUFFER YOURSELF

Having put out a couple of great releases since their inception - I'm excited to put out this latest album, which is their strongest material yet.

More news will follow, with a release planned in early 2021. Expect a wonderful piece of doom/death

Megalith Levitation / Dekonstruktor - Split
Last updated: 17 August 2020

Very pleased to say that the MEGALITH LEVITATION / DEKONSTRUKTOR split CD is now released and available.

Looks great and sounds awesome. Acerbic lysergic monolithic doom

Check it out - orders available now.

Lycaean Triune tape releases....
Last updated: 14 August 2020

AD is now stocking all tape releases from the excellent Alaskan tape label - Lycaean Triune

Bands involving some members of Yaldabaoth and Arria Paetus

Malsumis - 'Spirit Decay' Tape
https://malsumis.bandcamp.com/album/spirit-decay

 
"Written in homage to their surrounding landscape, the Alaskan group Malsumis possess a sound similar in atmosphere to that of Drudkh and classic Enslaved, but channeled through a decidedly more aggressive path. Within a mere six tracks, the full force of Malsumis' vision is felt, an attack both beautiful and biting."
 
They Leapt From Burning Windows - 'Demo 2020'
https://theyleapt.bandcamp.com/album/demo-2020
 
"Conjured from cold winds and grey days, They Leapt From Burning Windows emerge again to debut 6 tracks of raw melodic black metal tinged with longing and hate. Composed & recorded at the Unsafe Space in Anchorage, Alaska over the course of four long winters, this demo finds the band documenting the various feelings evoked by that dark season, from the descent of life into ice, to the frozen isolation that falls along with the snow."
 
Heel - 'Foreign Tongues'
https://thisisnotaheel.bandcamp.com/album/foreign-tongues

 

"Featuring members of the Lycaean Triune, fellow Alaskan band Heel unleash their grinding hardcore with as much vitriol and hate as possible. For fans of Kickback, Integrity, & Rot In Hell. Self-released by Heel."

Esoteric - Metamorphogenesis 2LP update
Last updated: 26 July 2020

There is a slight delay with the Esoteric 2LPs - however, I am confident that the vinyls will be here soon and will start shipping in about 2 weeks time.

I am sure after waiting 21 years for this vinyl edition, then this delay won't be an imposition - and when you receive the vinyl it will be worth the wait.

Any questions of queries just let me know.

Esoteric - Death of Ignorance - shirts
Last updated: 4 July 2020

Last chance to order the Esoteric - Death of Ignorance shirts.

Pre-orders are taken until midnight GMT on sunday 5th July

This is a one-off print run - with only the number of pre-orders being printed.

Orders taken on the release page of this website.....

Starless Domain - ALMA
Last updated: 1 July 2020

 

Following from a recent visitation to EOS – the astral journey continues as Starless Domain expose their blackened chaos through the prism of ALMA.

ALMA is an infinite and holistic vision.

Starless Domain create a wondrous cosmic chaos. Through ALMA they venture further into the farthest reaches of space and gaze upon the boundaries of our known visible universe – brought to mere mortal beings through the conduit of Starless Domain’s deep field black metal.

Most potently, ALMA has a schizophrenic twist, as it conversely represents an introverted look into the deepest (darkest) recesses of the human soul. It is a cathartic reflection, a metaphysical journey of personal exploration.

Reaching parts of the soul that are as equally difficult to traverse and understand as the deepest regions of space that can be sighted from the Atacama.

Released on beautiful 6 panel digipack in August 2020

Megalith Levitation / Dekonstruktor - Split
Last updated: 1 July 2020

 

It was a hazy smoke filled room where, upon one evening, a sonic soothsayer and doomed notary (Mitya) had uncontrollable visions about a foreboding convergence, a desire for an intertwined chaos, which in that moment seemed pre-destined to be so, as in some epic doomed revelation.

And so it was, on that murky evening, that these loyal servitors of the cult – MEGALITH LEVITATION + DEKONSTRUKTOR – would create a pact, an oath to acerbic doom, which would one day become an audial manifestation of this vision.

In the days thereafter, this phantasmagoric collaboration began to take shape in the form of four occult insurgencies of acid-fuelled ritual doom noise transcendence.

Both of these Russian spectres have created an intangible cohesion, which comes together as a seamless congealed whole of droning, hypnotic and lysergic doom.

These drug fuelled doom dissidents keep to the spirit of art for the sake of self, true visionaries of the obscure and the underground

These tales of occult doom are available, even to non-servitors, from August 2020 in splendid digipack

Esoteric - Metamorphogenesis 2LP
Last updated: 25 June 2020

Metamorphogenesis 2LP:
 
Excellent news.....
Pre-orders now available for the final Esoteric album awaiting a vinyl edition – release date is 24th July 2020
Make an order on the "releases" page!!
 
Comes on heavy black vinyl – quality gatefold sleeve – printed insert – fully remixed and remastered.
Price = £25
Postage is: 
£3 UK / £9 Europe / £14 worldwide

Esoteric - Metamorphogenesis 2LP
Last updated: 25 June 2020

Please note: when ordering the Metamorphogenesis 2LP, then any additional items (on top of the 2LP) from my website (releases + shop) are postage free worldwide.

Meta 2LP + demo shirt - bundle offer
Last updated: 25 June 2020

Bundle offer:
 
To order the Metamorphogenesis 2LP + demo shirt together - you can get a discounted price here:
https://www.aestheticdeath.com/releases.php?mode=singleitem&albumid=4751
  
If using the bundle option then please email me with your shirt size.

Esoteric - Death of Ignorance - shirts
Last updated: 25 June 2020

Death of Ignorance shirts:
 
I will be printing a limited run of Esoteric shirts.
Shirts will include the demo artwork on the front of the shirt, along with a sleeve print - see below pictures
 
Printed on Gildan Premium shirts – short sleeve – black only – sizes S to XXXL
 
Please note: this is a one off print run - this shirt is available via pre-order only.

 

We are taking pre-orders until 5th July then the shirts will be printed!! Ready to ship in the last week of July.

Nagaarum - Covid Diaries - new CD
Last updated: 15 June 2020

Without having any releases planned for the remainder of 2020 - NAGAARUM had entered a self-imposed period of reflection and channeling creativity into different areas. Although constantly planning and scheming for what the future held for NAGAARUM

This was abruptly ended when an enforced pandemic lockdown caused Nagaarum to, quite naturally, go into creative overload - having a whole area of material and human activity to use as material. The resulting creative overload has formed into a great new NAGAARUM album entitled "Covid Diaries" - which follows on somewhat from "Rabies Lyssa" - and is one of the finest NAGAARUM albums to date.

Six tracks of obscure, doomed sounds  - an eclectic mix of ambient soundscapes, noisy segues and isolated doom. Released 31st July 2020

Hallowed Butchery - agree a collaboration with AD
Last updated: 14 June 2020

I am absolutely delighted to be collaborating with the inspired and talented US act - HALLOWED BUTCHERY

Having created obscure underground music for more than a decade - with numerous releases - Hallowed Butchery are no strangers to putting together some great music.

However, the latest recording - "Deathsongs From The Hymnal of the Church of the Final Pilgrimage" - sets a new standard of excellence, an even higher pinnacle of extreme doom obscurity.

Aesthetic Death has the honour of putting out a digi CD version in the early autumn. The recent cassette tape version is already sold out.

More news soon......

postage rates + discounts
Last updated: 13 June 2020

To make it easier to understand the postage rates which apply to any orders, I have added a link at the top of the "shop" pages and the "releases" page.

Clicking this link at any time will give a reminder of the postage rates. 

I have designed the postage rates to make them more affordable - they are all pretty much below actual cost - but the heavier the parcel the greater the discount. For example, a 10kg parcel to Australia is approximately a 75% reduction in actual price.

I have discounted the postal rates to support my customers - all of you who continue to support underground extreme music and physical releases.

Thanks as always.

Parcel weight parameters in Grams.

Prices in UK pounds.

new collaboration with Dark Awake
Last updated: 11 May 2020

I'm very pleased to announce a collaboration with the excellent Greek artist - Dark Awake

Later this year will see the release of the "Hekateion" digi CD

An exquisite album - which is a concept based upon the ancient goddess of witchcraft HECATE

Presented in 4 tracks which are an accompaniment to an esoteric ritual and dark ambient expression to Hecate

Last chance to order......discounts finish this weekend!!
Last updated: 30 April 2020

In these times of worldwide apocalypse it seemed appropriate to give my customers an offer to help people keep supporting underground music, as a fitting soundtrack to this chaos......
Therefore, until the end of April 2020, all orders on my website will be postage FREE for orders over £10 (UK) and £20 (worldwide).
Any orders over £40 will get a 20% overall reduction as well.
My website cannot cope with such calculations - so check out my store on the above tab - and email me directly with your order.

I'll then send you the total and the paypal address. Should be simple enough.

Cave Dweller - debut cd out summer 2020
Last updated: 22 April 2020

Cave Dweller is a solo project from one half of the amazing pando.

the debut album might be seen as delving into folk music territories - but it is far more nuanced than that. The general tone is darkly expressive. It is the raw emotion of an artist for all to bare witness. It is an album that explores the dualities in one's life - it touches on themes of loneliness and a symbiosis with mental illness. It is an album that delves introspectively into what makes us the people we think we are, the tribulations of existence and the constant struggle for purpose and inner justification... 

Cave Dweller is inspired by the similar duality found in nature. it's brutality, yet frailty. the expansive isolation, yet beauty.

Dekonstruktor / Megalith Levitation - split CD
Last updated: 22 April 2020

I'm very pleased to be working with Russian acid laced doom noise acts DEKONSTRUKTOR + MEGALITH LEVITATION on the release of their excellent split album.

More news and previews soon - but expect a release during summer 2020

Esoteric - Metamorphogenesis 2LP
Last updated: 8 April 2020

....is currently at press. We are expecting the test pressings in the next 2 weeks.

Production is going smoothly thus far and I'm grateful to all involved in getting this vinyl released to the high quality required.

Cover artwork can be seen here - Mauro/Eibon Recs did a wonderful job with a layout true to the original cd

V:XII - Rome Rune & Ruin - now released!!
Last updated: 24 March 2020

Very pleased to announce the release of the debut album from V:XII "Rom, Rune & Ruin - The Odium Disciplina"
Swedish blackened death industrial dark ambience from Daniel Jansson - who is the mastermind behind such great acts as Deadwood, Culted, Blodulv + more...
A truly disturbing and chilling piece of audial terror!! Pushing the boundaries of conventional methods of expression and experimentation with sounds of hatred and despair.

Available to buy here on the "releases" page - or from the band directly!

Yaldabaoth - digi CD - now released
Last updated: 27 February 2020

the debut album from obscure twisted blackened extreme metal act YALDABAOTH is now released.

From the Alaskan frozen wastelands - Yaldabaoth have created a wonderful piece of dark technical satirical chaos

Featuring members of Arria Paetus, They Leapt From Burning Windows - along with contribution from Skopt

Beautiful release - which is symbiotically represented with an amazing artwork from BUSINESS FOR SATAN

check this out!!

Esoteric - Metamorphogenesis 2LP
Last updated: 27 February 2020

Very pleased to say that "Metamorphogenesis" vinyl is at the pressing plant.

Production is underway and I hope to have this available during May/June

Along with Greg re-mixing the album - we have gone all out to make this a special and worthy production.

Await more news over the coming weeks.....

Yaldabaoth - That Which Whets the Saccharine Palate - digi CD
Last updated: 14 February 2020

at press now is the excellent debut album from Alaskan act YALDABAOTH

Extreme obscure blackened death metal - check this out.

Comes with beautiful artwork from Business For Satan

V:XII - an allegiance with Aesthetic Death
Last updated: 17 November 2019

I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to put out the debut CD from V:XII.

A punishing behemoth of black industrial darkness - "Rom, Rune and Ruin: The Odium Disciplina" will be released in the early days of 2020

V:XII was created in 2018 from the ashes of the Black Industrial project Deadwood. The tracks that originally were considered for a new Deadwood album took on a form of itself and could not be anything else but its own entity. And therefore V:XII was conceived. A new beginning to explore the darkness in man, beast and culture. Taking inspiration from whatever comes his way the sole member Daniel Jansson has been active in the underground metal and industrial scene since before 2003 releasing albums with band/projects such as Deadwood, Culted, Blodulv, Aum Arrhythmia and Keplers Odd.

 

Recorded during 2018-2019, the debut album Rom, Rune and Ruin-The Odium Disciplina combines segments reaching from Black Industrial, Doom, Black metal and Drone to Dark Ambient and Power Electronics. Pushing the boundaries of conventional ways of expression and experimenting with sounds of hatred and despair.  

Reido - a sublime realisation....
Last updated: 6 November 2019

I'm very pleased to announce that the new album "Anatman" has been released.
This is one of those albums that has struck me from the first time I heard it - it is sublime, reflective, meditative, yet extreme, doom. It may not push boundaries - but at an emotional level it does everything I want from extreme doom.

I can comfortably say that it is one of the best doom albums for me - check it out yourself and see if you agree.

Check it out on the Reido bandcamp and elsewhere:
https://www.facebook.com/Reido-175046819224347/

You can buy it here:
https://www.aestheticdeath.com/releases.php

Arria Paetus / Moloch - Split LP
Last updated: 6 November 2019

Finally out is the killer gatefold vinyl from Moloch (Ukr) and Arria Paetus (Alaska)
Limited to 300 copies. Get it direct from https://www.aestheticdeath.com/releases.php
..... or from the bandcamp of all involved.
Tape version imminent on 
Lycaean Triune

Tome of the Unreplenished / Starless Domain - split CD
Last updated: 6 November 2019

This week witnesses the release of the "Epistolary of the Fall" split CD. It has been a troubled, difficult and dark period to get this released - but what could be more fitting for a chaotic musical split.
Tome of the Unreplenished have created a dark black industrial ambient track of the highest order. An improvised and instrumentally eclectic feel. This is the perfect submersion into darkness before Starless Domain take you on a further journey into deep field black metal chaos - CERES sees Starless Domain take this cosmic journey into new facets of extremity and cold nothingness, with the help of Mories.

Comes on a beautiful A5 digipack - with artwork by Meriel Endtyme
Get it here: https://www.aestheticdeath.com/releases.php

new REIDO album released soon.....
Last updated: 17 September 2019

the excellent "Anatman" album from Belarusian act REIDO is released on 18th October 2019

One of my all-time favourite doom albums - I'm looking forward to getting this album out and heard by everyone into extreme doom.

Moloch / Arria Paetus - split LP
Last updated: 17 September 2019

the split vinyl from Ukrainian raw black metal act "Moloch" and underground Alaskan death/black metallers "Arria Paetus" will be released soon.

Vinyl production is currently underway and LPs will be available from the end of October - available to pre-order now.

Features excellent cover artwork from Pierre Perichaud

Tome of the Unreplenished / Starless Domain - split CD
Last updated: 17 September 2019

the astral collision between blackened ambient noise act "Tome of the Unreplenished" and deep field cosmic black metal act "Starless Domain" is happening in a nearby black-hole - the expected formation to arrive in this parallel universe in just a few light weeks in early November 

Starless Domain - EOS - out now
Last updated: 29 August 2019

the excellent debut album from US act - STARLESS DOMAIN

EOS is a seminal piece of deep field black metal - on a tortured journey through the cosmos

Reido - Anatman digi CD
Last updated: 3 August 2019

the new REIDO  album - "Anatman" - is going to press this week.

Extreme, yet subtle and contemplative, doom.

The album cover artwork can now be unveiled.

One of the best doom albums I've heard........

Starless Domain - CD out soon.....
Last updated: 3 August 2019

Deep field black metal.
The CD version of the Starless Domain album - "EOS" - is currently at press, with a release due in late August.
A blackened astral journey into infinity, beyond the limitations of human understanding.....

Available to buy at the Aesthetic Death website - or via the band directly on their bandcamp.

Esoteric - Metamorphogenesis 2LP
Last updated: 3 August 2019

It is with great delight that I can announce that we are closing in on getting the Esoteric "Metamorphogenesis" album released on vinyl.
This week saw Greg Chandler complete a wonderful re-mix of the album in its entirety - along with mastering for vinyl.
A task that was lengthy, time-consuming and a genuine labour of love at Priory Recording Studios. But, the end result is the beloved "Metamorphogenesis" with a new and enhanced sound.
It's going to be an awesome vinyl 2LP release - which should go to press soon.

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