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Last updated: 27 November 2023

latest arrivals.....

Mirthless - A Dirge For Your Suicide - digi CD (Doom)

Ligfaerd (DEN) - Dagen For Os - Natten For Eder - Tape (Black)

Happy Days (USA) - Happiness Stops Here - CD (Black, back in stock - for fans of Bethlehem, Strid, Dolorian, Kanashimi....)

Cinerator (DEN) - Centuries Of Silence - CD (Death, re-issue of Cinerator's only album from 1998 - includes demo tracks from 1994 and 1996 )

Sturmtiger (DEN) - Transcendent Warfare - CD (Death Black)

Bosque (POR) - Beyond - digi CD (Extreme Doom)

Shades Of Deep Water (FIN) - Death's Threshold - CD (Funeral doom)

Laster (NED) - De Verste Verte Is Hier - CD (Postblack)

Zelfhaat (NED) - Smarten Van Een Ontwijde Ziel - CD (Black)

Laster (NED) - Project: Uitzichtloosheid - digi CD (Black)

Rejoice In Moribund (NED) - Planetcleanser - Tape (Funeral doom)

Dictator (CYP) - The Pain Sessions - Tape (Funeral doom, Ancient and obscure demo - two unholy hymns of dismal and desolate Black Funereal Doom Death Worship - Unearthed after nearly two decades - re-issue of the 2006 cult demo from Dictator)

Cadaver Shrine (NED) - Demo 1 - Tape (Death, Ancient Metal of Death - inspired by classics of the nineties)

Cadaver Shrine (NED) - Benighted Desecration - Tape (Death, Ancient Metal of Death)

Astarot (MEX) - Woods of the Spirit Grief - CD (Atmospheric black, Black Ambient Metal - nature inspired, raw and atmospheric - tenth album)

Godflesh Deformed (FIN) - Plague Upon The Earth - CD (Black, Finnish symphonic black metal - fesatures the debut EP as bonus tracks)

Selvmord (NOR) - I Glansen Av Den Hedenske Skogen - CD (Black, Raw and evocative black metal with hypnotic riffs. Includes two tracks, plus previous EP material. For fans of Ildjarn, Drudkh and Vordr)

Selvmord (NOR) - T.T.T.S. - CD (Black, "Til Doden, Til Lyset, Til Alt Som Er Skjult I Taken, Skogen Og Isen - grim harsh black metal, lo-fi natural production, icy ambient passages - ancient feeling of early raw black metal)

Aarsland (RUS) - Sacred Noise - CD (Black, Drone black metal - painful, melancholic melodies break through a monolith of guitar drone and dark ambient - cover art by Stalaggh member)

Lux (UK) - Go and See - CD (Black, Existential despair and the human condition - raw guitars, tortured vocals and dreamy tranquil soundscapes)

Garden Of Worm (FIN) - Endless Garden - digisleeve CD (Psychedelic, Psychedelic progressive rock doom)

Damnatus (ITA) - Un Niente - CD (Black)

Sorrow (COL) - The Call Of The Dark Mountain - CD (Black, Cold, melodic, melancholic - old school black metal sound)

In The Mist (FRA) - Le Cor Et La Breche - CD (Black, Inspired by "Le Chanson De Roland" - hateful black metal with melancholic atmosphere)

Hexcastle (MEX) - The Hexcastle - CD (Black, Epic lo-fi raw black, dungeon synth, neoclassical - with dark fantasy and medieval legend themes)

Ebola (JAP) - Red Heaven - CD (Black)

Vanhelga (SWE) - Host - CD (Black, A joyful glimpse into depression and anxiety)

Lux (UK) - Embed - CD (Black, Post black - taking influence from blackgaze and depressive bm - an introspective journey soundscape of despair, sadness and heartbreak)

Cataplexy (JAP) - Archives - CD (Death, Japanese death metal band from as early as 1991 - before fairly quickly moving into a black metal style - archive of early material from 1993/1994)

Wyrms (FRA) - Altuus Kronhorr - La Monarchie Purificatrice - CD (Black, Tyrannical French black metal)

Ebola & No Point In Living (JAP) - Regions of Depression - CD (Black, Japanese depressive black metal split)

Besatt (POL) - S.A.T.A.N. - CD (Black, Supreme And True At Night)

Zxui Moskvha (JAP) - Reign of Eternal Agony - CD (Black)

Swazond (JAP) - Cursed Inheritance - CD (Black, Black metal crust - from the concrete black hole of Tokyo)

Swazond & Wolftread (JAP) - Split - CD (Black, Black Crust/ Lo-fi black metal)

Daemonian (JAP) - The Frost Specter's Wrath - CD (Black, Melodic black metal - in the vein of late 90s Swedish black/death)

Hanormale (JAP) - Amaterasu-Omikam - CD (Black, distorted, delayed, beyond recognition - leaving outlines of songs trapped in a fog of white noise. Disarmingly serene. Includes additional album as bonus tracks)

ACOD (FRA) - Fourth Reign Over Opacities and Beyond - CD (Death Black)

Dying Hydra (DEN) - Of Lowly Origin - LP (Sludge Doom, Atmospheric Sludge - oxblood and black marble vinyl)

Naturale (SWE) - Meditation Over Morket - LP (Drone, Naturale explores humanity’s relationship to nature, darkness and the absence of light by tapping into folk, drone and psychedelia. An intriguing and somewhat haunting experience )

United Bible Studies (UK) - Roses In The Voltage - 2 Tape (Folk ambient, Four EPs from the lockdown era on a double cassette. Forest folk, where beautiful singing meets haunting dirge. Eerie. Eloquent)

Gaia (DEN) - Tilblivelse - Tape (Doom, Third album from the cosmic doom band GAIA, over thirty minute excursion into the outermost corners of the universe, and into the innermost corners of the self.)

Empty House (UK) - The Rituals of Romance - Tape (Ambient Abstract, forty minutes of the band’s heaviest material - heavy, trippy euphoric psychedelia. Rhythms, ambient and krautrock infused)

Deep-pression (POL) - Feeble Lights In Moisty Dark - Tape (Dark ambient, Haunting dark ambient )

Siniestra (COL) - Demonakarma - CD (Black)

Kvlt Of Eblis (COL) - Templo De La Serpiente Negra - CD (Black)

Anarchos (NED) - Invocation of Moribund Spirits - CD (Death, co-release between Blood Harvest + Morbid Skull Records)

Undercroft (CHI) - The Seventh Hex - CD (Death)

Conceived By Hate (ELS) - Putrid Realms of the Occult - CD (Death Black)

Disorder (ELS) - Fuego Negro - CD (Black thrash)

Venomous Breath (BRA) - Live in Helmond - digisleeve CD (Death, Full set from the 2016 European tour - recorded in Netherlands - limited 300 copies with poster)

Void Of Empathy (USA) - Crawlspace Skeletons - CD (Noise, Power electronics / noise)

Void Of Empathy (USA) - Nerve Tissue Agglomeration - Tape (Noise, Power electronics - single sided tape)

Void Of Empathy (USA) - My Dolls Have Feelings - Tape (Noise, Single sided tape - Doll pink pro tape - housed in baby pink drawstring bag - complete with dolls eyes)

Breaking Wheel (USA) - Beneath The Opaque Skies - Tape (Dark ambient, Dungeon synth/Dark ambient)

Breaking Wheel (USA) - Astral Altars In the Chasm of the Void - Tape (Dark ambient, Dungeon Synth/Dark Ambient - comes on glitter tape in a clear sealed bag - with xeroxed inner sheet)

Blind Ruler Cursed Land (CZE) - For A Flower Called Sacrifice Sun Never Sets - 10" (Ambient Abstract, !0" lathe cut vinyl - martial industrial ambient - from Wilhelm of UGFC)

Blind Ruler Cursed Land & Arabian Family Payback (CZE) - Split - LP (Martial industrial, Industrial, experimental, tribal)

Blind Ruler Cursed Land (CZE) - For A Flower Called Sacrifice Sun Never Sets - Tape (Martial industrial, Martial Industrial Drone - additional tracks on this tape version including a state funeral and a live track)

Surfin' Bazooka (CZE) - Retribution Angels - Tape (Noise, Experimental ambient noise)

Volva (SWE) - Promises Unfold As Lies - Tape (Black, Anti-patriarchy black metal / Crust)

Filthgrave (NOR) - Desecration - Tape (Black, Demo re-issued on Deadbangers Prods)

Funeral Marmoori (ITA) - Volume 1 - CD (Doom)

Doomraiser (ITA) - Lords Of Mercy - 2CD (Doom, 2016 CD re-issue on Bloodrock Records - comes with bonus disc containing 2004 demo material)

Doomraiser (ITA) - Mountains of Madness - CD (Doom)

Graal (ITA) - Legends Never Die - digi CD (Heavy Metal)

Graal (ITA) - Tales Untold - CD (Heavy Metal)

Tiresia Raptus (ITA) - Diaspora - CD (Psychedelic, Occult psychedelic rock, new wave and ambient)

Black Land (ITA) - Extreme Heavy Psych - CD (Doom)

Sarcofagus (FIN) - Envoy Of Death - CD (Heavy Metal)

Demetra Sine Die (ITA) - A Quiet Land Of Fear - CD (Doom, Doom, prog, psychedelic)

Abbot (FIN) - Between Our Past And Future Lives - digi CD (Doom Stoner, Doom/Southern Metal)

Frank Never Dies (ITA) - Behind The Paradox - digi CD (Psychedelic, Post rock/psychedelic rock)

The Green Uncle and the Black Hole Surfers (RUS) - Green Waves - Tape (Postblack, Experimental black metal, post punk, post rock, space rock - all titles in cyrillic)

Crust (RUS) - Wanderers - LP (Doom black, LP version - reverse board print - inner sheet - black or dark green vinyl)

Damnation Call (SWI) - Carnage of Soul - LP (Death, re-issue to vinyl of 1996 EP - black vinyl)

Stigmatized (GER) - By Her Silvery Wings - LP (Death, re-issue on vinyl of the 1992 demo (available on red or black vinyl))

Ballo Delle Castagne (ITA) - Surpassing All Other Kings - LP (Psychedelic, Captivating blend of hard rock, psychedelia, new wave, prog-doom and kraut-rock)

Tony Tears (ITA) - 30th Anniversary EP - LP (Dark Metal, Doom, prog-rock, experimental - black vinyl + sticker)

Tony Tears (ITA) - The Atlantean Afterlife (...Living Beyond) - LP (Dark Metal)

Last Movement (ITA) - Bloove - LP (Psychedelic, A noisy ride from psychedelic shoegaze pop into a sonic wall of sound - FFO: Loop, Spacemen 3, Jesus & Mary Chain, Ride...)

Demetra Sine Die (ITA) - A Quiet Land Of Fear - LP (Ambient Abstract, Dark, visionary, cosmic, doom-psychedelic-rock)

Mourning Mist (ITA) - Amen - LP (Doom, Italian dark sound - mandatory for worshippers of Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Paul Chain.... Available on black or yellow/gold vinyl)

Damnation Gallery (ITA) - Broken Time - LP (Heavy Metal)

Black Willows & Craneium (SWI / FIN) - Split - LP (Doom Stoner, White vinyl)

Abbot (FIN) - Between Our Past And Future Lives - LP (Doom Stoner)

Chains (SLO) - Violet Wizard - LP (Doom, Drone doom)

Nuclearhammer (CAN) - War Chronicles: A History of Obliteration - 2CD (Death Black, 2006-2017: compilation of demo, live, rehearsal and unreleased material - CD version includes additional bonus material)

North (POL) - From The Dark Past - CD (Black, 2021 re-issue on jewel case CD)

North (POL) - Thorns On The Black Rose - CD (Black, 2021 re-issue on jewel case CD)

Nunslaughter (USA) - Raid The Country Star - CD (Death, CD re-issue of live set in Padova, Italy 18/03/2009)

Giorgio Cesare Neri (ITA) - Logos - LP (Psychedelic, Progressive psychedelic obscure space rock)

Winter Severity Index (ITA) - Slanting Ray - 2LP (Coldwave, Post-punk, coldwave from Rome - inspired by The Cure, Joy Division, Cocteau Twins etc - 2018 reissue on green vinyl, includes bonus track)

Black Sun Brotherhood (NOR) - God & Beast - LP (Death)

Adamennon (ITA) - Le Sette Porte Del Buio - LP (Dark ambient, Dark ambient / psychedelic rock - single sided vinyl with white silk screen print on B side - )

Harvest Bell (FIN) - Wheel Of Foretaste - 7" (Doom, Doom with psychedelic and vintage rock influences)

Earthride & Doomraiser (USA / ITA) - Split - 7" (Doom)

Fangs Of The Molossus (ITA) - I Drink Your Blood - 7" (Doom, Psychedelic Doom)

Last Movement (ITA) - New Love - 7" (Coldwave, Shoegaze / New wave)


Still hot from last update....

Funeral Tears (ARG) - Your Life My Death - CD (Funeral doom, jewel case in card slipcase sleeve)

Pantheist (UK) - The Pains Of Sleep - CD (Doom, a 2006 EP which features 2 new tracks, a cover version (Katatonia), a live video track and the 2002 demo as bonus tracks - essential doom)

Sinister Downfall (GER) - The Last Witness - digi CD (Funeral doom, new album from German funeral doomsters)

Comatose Vigil (RUS) - Not a Gleam of Hope - CD (Funeral doom, jewel case with card slipcase)

Abysmal Grief (ITA) - Reveal Nothing... - CD (Doom, single and EP tracks recorded between 2000 and 2012 - 2022 re-issue on jewel case)

Ishvara (ITA) - Shape of a Void To Come - digi CD (Industrial black)

Until Death Overtakes Me (BEL) - Antemortem - CD (Extreme Doom)

Until Death Overtakes Me (BEL) - Missing - CD (Extreme Doom)

Ord & Murderous Vision (RUS/USA) - The Astral Pathways Of The Inflamed Mind - digi CD (Ambient Abstract)

Ord (RUS) - ANFSCD - digisleeve CD (Ambient Abstract, And Now For Something Completely Different. Live at local radio. Voronezh, Russia - 30/09/2022)

The Funeral Orchestra (SWE) - Negative Evocation Rites - CD (Funeral doom, re-issue on jewel case CD)

Nokturnal Mortum (UKR) - Verity - digibook CD (Black)

Ildjarn (NOR) - 1992 - 1995 - digibook CD (Black, compilation of material from 1992-1995 era - includes unreleased tracks on this 2017 re-issue digibook, compared to the original Northern Heritage version)

Putrefiance (FRA) - Resurrected Malevolence - CD (Death, Features demo and live tracks from 2018, plus the "Left To Decay" EP 2019)

Filtheater (USA) - Blight of Sempiternal Putrefaction - CD (Death)

Proscrito (SPA) - Llagas Y Estigmas - CD (Death Doom)

Ego Depths (CAN) - Elläkkairavertta - digi CD (Funeral doom)

Omega (ITA) - Nebra - digi CD (Black ambient, Black, doom, ambient)

Noctu (ITA) - Norma Evangelium Tenebris - digi CD (Funeral doom)

Burial Hex (UK) - Gauze - digi CD (Death industrial, Horror electronics and phantasmagoric post industrial - ffo: coil, psychic tv, trepaneringsritualen)

tenhornedbeast (UK) - The Lamp Of No Light - digi CD (Drone, Pounding doom ambient/heavy drone - FFO: Endvra, Sunn O))), Halo Manash)

She Spread Sorrow (ITA) - Huntress - LP (Death industrial)

Lull (UK) - Moments - 2LP (Drone, Isolationist, minimal, alienating drone/dark ambient from Mick Harris - Brown vinyl)

Romasa (USA) - Insufferable Cave Of Rotting Aspiration - LP (Sludge Doom, Sludge crust - re-issue on vinyl)

Belzebong (POL) - Greenferno - LP (Doom Stoner, four tracks dedicated to the worship of the weed - 2023 vinyl re-issue on Behind The Mountain Recs)

Trollcave (SPA) - Malforming Abominations Of The Gloom Depths - CD (Death Doom, Funeral doom/death)

Colossloth (UK) - Promethean Meat - digi CD (Industrial Doom, Rhythmic industrial noise, grinding and churning, drenched in crushing doom-laden guitars)

Jagath (RUS) - Svaona - digi CD (Dark ambient, Ritual industrial ambient - dedicated to the victims of totalitarian regimes - a vision of a decaying post-industrial age.)

Officium Triste (NED) - Ne Vivam - CD (Death Doom, this is the 2005 CD re-issue on Serpent's Lair (originally released in 1997 on Teutonic Existence - more recently re-issued, 2022, on CD again by Mutilation Productions) - this version includes a bonus track "Mountains Of Depressiveness")

Therion (SWE) - Blood Of The Dragon - digibook 2CD (Ambient Abstract, Tracks on disc 1 are cover versions recorded by Therion, mostly featuring on compilations in the past - tracks on disc 2 are other bands covering Therion tracks)

Jeden Kmen (CZE) - Basnj - digi CD (Folk ambient, Fusion of dark folk, tribal ambient and world music.)

Lucian The Wolfbearer (USA) - Old Roots - digi CD (Funeral doom, US funeral doom act)

Mourning Dawn.....first track from the new album.....
Last updated: 16 November 2023

Really pleased to share here the first track available from the upcoming MOURNING DAWN album - "The Foam Of Despair"

Amazing introduction to what is a wonderful and eclectic MOURNING DAWN masterpiece.






Pre-orders available from:

Mourning Dawn (all formats),

Aesthetic Death (digi CD and LP) 

Tragedy Productions (LP - those in North/South America should order directly from Tragedy Productions for better postage rates)

Depressive Illusions (tape)

Mourning Dawn
Last updated: 16 November 2023


Mourning Dawn - The Foam of Despair CD/LP
Last updated: 16 November 2023

new MOURNING DAWN album.......



Aesthetic Death upcoming releases...
Last updated: 19 October 2023


Esoteric (UK) - 9x vinyl box set (details to follow)

Eventide (FRA) - debut album - CD (late 2023)

Vaina (FIN) - Unio Mystica - CD (late 2023)

Unfold (USA) - debut album - CD (early 2024)

Mekigah (AUS) - To Hold Onto A Heartless Heart - digi CD (early 2024)

Horthodox / Haiku Funeral (RUS/FRA) - Serpentine Sorcery - digi CD (early 2024)

Rot Coven (USA) - Nightmares Devour The Waking World - CD (Spring 2024)


In production, at press:

Mourning Dawn (FRA) - new album - digi CD / LP (early 2024)

Suffer Yourself (SWE/UKR) - Axis Of Tortures - 2LP edition (in collaboration with Tragedy Productions)

Violenta Domestica (AUT) - Despicable - digisleeve CD (printing issues delayed release - out soon)


Longer term plans - at various stages of progress:

Mordor (SWI) - Odes - re-issue CD/LP (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 to be confirmed soon.....
Last updated: 19 October 2023

The time draws closer.....

More news to follow in the very near weeks - but it looks hopeful that the early days of 2024 will be blessed with the arrival of the new MOURNING DAWN album.

This is MOURNING DAWN's finest achievement to date - which is a bold statement given the wonderful albums they've given us in the past two decades!!!

Available on digi CD and LP (vinyl in collaboration with Tragedy Productions)

Keep an eye out for more news soon.....


Suffer Yourself - Axis Of Tortures
Last updated: 19 October 2023

Following the successful release of the excellent "Axis Of Tortures"  - which is currently available on digi CD and tape - we are now looking forward to getting the 2LP vinyl edition out.

Under production as I write this and hopefully available to buy in the first couple of months of 2024

Pre-order available soon on this website - or via the band directly - or via Tragedy Productions....who we are glad to be working in collaboration with on this vinyl edition (all customers in North and South America are encouraged to buy directly from Tragedy Prod to save on postage costs)



Suffer Yourself - YT clip
Last updated: 23 September 2023

Check out the video short for the new SUFFER YOURSELF album.....

Suffer Yourself - new album out now
Last updated: 23 September 2023

Today sees the release of the excellent new SUFFER YOURSELF album - "Axis Of Tortures"

A wonderful slab of funeral doom-laden death metal.

Check out the exclusive premiere of the full album over at Invisible Oranges


Available on digi CD now - either here at the AD website - or support the band directly on their Bandcamp page.

2LP version available in the near future (probably early 2024) - which is a joint label collaboration between Aesthetic Death and Tragedy Productions (Chile) - so anyone based in North/South America should be able ot buy a copy direct from Tragedy Prod for cheaper postage rates.



30 year SALE !!!!!!
Last updated: 3 August 2023

So..... I don't really believe in sales and the gimmicks I see around - I prefer to keep low prices and underground ethos all the time.

However, this summer is 30 years since the first release on Aesthetic Death. And, this week Stijn at Aesthetic Death has just completely overhauled the new AD website.

So, it seemed like a good time to have a "sale" to celebrate both things.

I'm not trying to clear out "space in my warehouse" - it's not just limited to old stuff I can't sell - and you don't need to spend £200 to get the discount.


Here's how it works:

- 30% off everything on the website - until the end of August

- P&P is the same as usual 



New arrivals soon from Status Prod (RUS), Memento Mori (SPA), Terror From hell (ITA), Behind The Mountain (POL), Old Temple (POL), Archivist (UKR), Crucial Blast (USA), Blood Rock (ITA), and more......

Support underground music/culture and physical media!

Suffer Yourself - Axis Of Tortures digi CD - available to pre-order....
Last updated: 3 August 2023

Pleased to have the new SUFFER YOURSELF digi CD available to pre-order.

CD released on 22nd September and hopefully any pre-orders will arrive with you by that date.

2LP version to be released soon after.



Suffer Yourself - new album announced
Last updated: 1 August 2023

SUFFER YOURSELF will unleash their fourth full-length album, "Axis of Tortures", on September 22nd via Aesthetic Death.

Today, this death-doom metal institution unveils the first track taken from the album. Stream "Axis Despair" at

Following the success of their third album ("Rip Tide", 2021) – SUFFER YOURSELF took the opportunity to do tours of both Scandinavia and Belgium, once the global pandemic restrictions had lifted. A period of gigs which far exceeded what the band might normally undertake – with all gigs meeting to great success and the live set being a feature for the band into the future.

Within "Rip Tide" SUFFER YOURSELF could be heard to tease out and develop the death metal edge to their music. In the proceeding months following that release the band have worked tirelessly writing and recording the new album "Axis Of Tortures". This has culminated in a more aggressive approach and applied compositional ideas, incorporating death metal more prominently into their sound – meeting with doomed psychedelics and some interesting "twists".

"Axis of Tortures" is based around a concept and representation of any perceived tortures as a 4-dimensional geometrical graph, where there are three real coordinate axis (Insanity, Despair and Pain) and one assumed - Time (a 4th dimension, as we know it). Thinking about it from pure geometrical, and metaphysical point - any point in the 3D space can be anywhere in the coordinates and have any values, for example, (0,0,0) - is a very centre of all planes whilst, moving away from the central fulcrum, brings any combination of the three aforementioned variables and subsequently different amounts of each torture within the axis. We all exist somewhere in within the spectrum of tortures.

Regardless of the concept, the funeral death metal on "Axis of Tortures" will appeal to most discerning death metal fans, especially those who enjoy their death metal with a doomed morose overtone and steeped in the sounds of the early 90s.

To finish, it is worth mentioning the cover art for the album, a piece from Austrian surrealist painter Otto Rapp. The artist himself approved the use of this particular work, entitled "Eye of the Dark Star" (1993) to adorn the album cover. In our opinion, this fantastic piece of artwork brilliantly reflects the musical vision.

01. Enter the Axis (intro)
02. Axis Insanity
03. Axis Despair
04. Axis Pain
05. Axis Time
06. Serutrot fo Sixa



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Suffer Yourself - to release new album
Last updated: 16 July 2023

Very pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the new SUFFER YOURSELF album.
Whilst the band have always had a death metal edge to their doom, the new album - "Axis Of Tortures" - explores this much more thoroughly and to amazing effect - with death metal edges that are reminiscent to me of the early 90s bands, such as Transgressor etc...

Released in September 2023 on digi CD - with a vinyl release following soon after.
More news and preview track to follow.

Look out for this one!!



Mourning Dawn - new album on the way.....
Last updated: 16 July 2023

Very pleased to bring news of good progress being made with the new album from MOURNING DAWN

The new album promises to be one of the highlights in their illustrious 20+ years as a band creating some memorably despairing doom.

Entitled "The Foam Of Despair" - the album will be available on both gatefold LP and digi CD towards the end days of 2023.

More news and preview tracks to follow nearer the time.....



Aesthetic Death website + YT
Last updated: 16 July 2023

The Aesthetic Death website will shortly be updated with the new fully tested and amended version soon.

Thanks to everyone who contributed feedback anbd suggestions, this was really helpful. Should give a much better experience across the site!

Also be sure to check out the AD YouTube Channel - which Stijn has regularly been working on. Preview tracks from upcoming releases can usually be found there too....

Any bands who have releases on my label - please send myself or Stijn any content you'd like to add to the channel playlists - would be a great help to archive more material.

Ord & Demonologists - OUT NOW
Last updated: 16 July 2023

Check out the promo video clip for "Secret Ceremonies" - the excellent collaboration between ORD + DEMONOLOGISTS....


Grava - release 2nd video track....
Last updated: 16 July 2023

Grava have just released a 2nd video for a track from the recent "Weight of a God" album.....

Check out "Bender" here......



Message from the band.....
It is directed by Atli Brix Kamban and edited by Thomas Futhermocking Grønkjær with illustrations by Karsten Sand.
Thomas writes: "The idea for the video originated from the very beginning I saw the track as perfect for drone filming. Something about tempo, flow and visualization of the sound landscape… And I had also just got the good Karsten Sand to illustrate a nightmare parallel universe."


"Bender" is the second music video from the debut album "Weight of a God", and is based on the thoughts that had to go through the heads of the perpetrator and victim of "The Rack" respectively; a brutal instrument that, due to its effectiveness, was unfortunately used in various forms for over 1,000 years.


The album is available on vinyl, cassette and CD through AD and VinylTroll Records – all formats available from the band at Bandcamp

Megalith Levitation news.....
Last updated: 16 July 2023

Megalith Levvitation continue to be busy pursuing the lysergic nirvana - at the same time work continues unabated  on the new album.

In the meantime, the band have done a series of gigs and festivals - some sets from that tour (in May 2023) can be viewed at the Aesthetic Death YT here....


Last month Megalith Levitation were interviewed for the excellent "No Clean Singing" webzine - check it out here....


And for anyone who hasn't bought the album on CD - this is what you're missing out on.....


Ord & Demonologists - OUT NOW
Last updated: 26 June 2023

The summer solstice bore witness to the ritual of the "Secret Ceremony".

Ord (russia) and Demonologists (usa) work together to summon up unsettling horror inspired ritual themes, for spiritual, anti-spiritual, or personal use. This music is intended for experimental mind expansion and deep soul explorations / removals.

A collection of tranquil ceremonies guiding towards confrontational trances into the unconscious mind. drifting into the sacred ocean of creation via the symbolic imagery of death, "Secret Cermonies" captures the essence of the Victorian era opium den, but with the unsettling contrast and presence of Jack the Ripper...



OUT NOW - Esoteric - Epistemological Despondency - 2CD digibook re-issue
Last updated: 16 June 2023

I'm very pleased to announce the 2CD digibook re-issue of the debut ESOTERIC album.

Out of print for around 15 years - this new version comes on a beautiful digibook 2CD, with internal booklet pages and new layout design from Mauro Berchi. Amending mistakes on two previous pressings.

Re-issued exactly 29 years after the original recordings - and just before the highly anticipated tour to Australia.

This is the definitive edition of this cult extreme doom album. 

Hateful, drug-influenced, tortured doom. Essential.



AD YouTube Channel
Last updated: 4 June 2023

Stijn at Aesthetic Death has been working hard putting together videos, shorts and playlists relating to all bands AD have worked with.

The channel is still developing - but please take a look, subscribe and check out new/forthcomng clips - along with archive material from older releases.


Epitaphe - II 2LP - US distribution
Last updated: 4 June 2023

For anyone based in North and South America - the excellent USA label, Gurgling Gore will now be stocking the new EPITAPHE "II"  gatefold 2LP

Following the Gurgling Gore tape editions of both "I" and "II", it is great that they are going the extra mile and supporting the vinyl for fans to get hold of!!

Please contact Gurgling Gore directly for order details -



Ord & Demonologists - Secret Ceremonies A5 digi CD
Last updated: 1 June 2023

Ord is an occult / ritual based, dark ambient musician from russia.


Demonologists are an industrial blackened noise / horror electronics duo from indiana


Currently at press is the collaborative album from Ord (russia) and Demonologists (usa) - in symbiosis they summon up 8 horror soundtrack inspired ritual themes.....perfectly crafted for spiritual, anti-spiritual, or personal use.

This music is intended for experimental mind expansion and deep soul explorations / removals. a collection of tranquil ceremonies guiding towards confrontational trances into the unconscious mind.

Drifting into the sacred ocean of creation through the symbolic imagery of death.



Mesmur - Chthonic
Last updated: 1 June 2023

Released now is the wonderful funeral doom death underworld epic "Chthonic" from acclaimed international act - MESMUR

Beautifully structured and meandering album - doom fans check out the track "Refraction" here.....


Epitaphe - II - vinyl - OUT NOW!!
Last updated: 22 April 2023

the album "II" - from excellent French progressive death doom metal act EPITAPHE - is now available on 2LP

Released ahead of schedule - this vinyl version has been beautifully created and is a fitting vinyl issue to this wonderful album - considered by many as one of the highlights of 2022

Comes on heavy gatefold sleeve - 180g vinyl - two coloured vinyl - 4 page booklet - obi strip




Megalith Levitation - promo video
Last updated: 22 April 2023

Check out the new promo video for "Descending" - from the new MEGALITH LEVITATION album - "Obscure Fire".....


Violenta Domestica - Despicable
Last updated: 21 April 2023

I'm pleased to announce that Aesthetic Death will once again be collaborating with Teratogen on the release of the forthcoming VIOLENTA DOMESTICA album - Despicable

Delving into electronic tones of ebm, noise and ambient - Violenta Domestica always keep their music unique and challenging. Offering a reflective commentary on the sorry state of the world - and dealing with a selection of unpleasant people and their ugly traits.


"Despicable" will be released on June 1st in the following formats:


- Double vinyl (orange & red) in gatefold sleeve, limited to 200 copies (released by Teratogen & grazil Records

- CD in six panel digisleeve with 12 page booklet, limited to 300 copies (released by Teratogen, grazil Records & Aesthetic Death) 

- Free digital version at and



New website layout
Last updated: 3 April 2023

Aesthetic Death is working on a new website layout. We are currently putting this layout to the test, and would appreciate any feedback.

Have a look at

Any feedback (or problems) can be sent to or

new album from The Slumbering
Last updated: 28 March 2023

Pleased to announce that the new album from The Slumbering is preparing for release.

Entitled "When We Forget It Repeats" - and features a further exploration into the dark oppressive world of Clint Listing's doom noise project.

Pulsating, droning noise - but with undertones of nuanced rhythm. This is the third album from this exciting and developing project.

Digi CD available on Aesthetic Death / Tape available on Trepanation Recordings / Digital available direct from the band

Released May 12th 2023

Support obscure underground music and physical media!!



Grava - video for "Crusher"
Last updated: 28 March 2023

check out the official video from GRAVA for the track "Crusher" - taken from the "Weight of a God" album.

As the title suggests, and if you know Grava, it's crushing, heavy and oppressive.



Mesmur - preview track
Last updated: 17 March 2023

Very pleased to share with you a preview track from the upcoming MESMUR album.

"Petroglyph" is an 11 minute journey - a glimpse of "Chthonic" and Mesmur's beautifully crafted doom underworld.

Check out the youtube video here - thanks to the great folks at Grizzly Butts for the exclusive premiere.....

Mesmur - Chthonic
Last updated: 24 February 2023

The time has come to reveal the artwork and share some additional information about the concept of the upcoming new Mesmur album, "Chthonic".

The title is based on the Greek word for "underworld", and the album is a loosely connected collection of stories about paranormal entities and the contact they make with the human world. Cadaversky's stunning cover painting, with its ghostly figure emerging from a murk of toxic yellows and greens, perfectly fits the album's musical aesthetic, as well as its horror oriented subject matter.

"Chthonic" is scheduled for digi CD release on April 14 by Aesthetic Death and Solitude Productions - both the digital version and digi CD version are also available directly from the band themselves at Bandcamp (support artists directly!!) - plus there are plans for a vinyl edition to follow.

Tracklisting : 1. Chthonic, 2. Refraction, 3. Petroglyph, 4. Passage, 5. Chthonic (Coda)



Royal Mail - international mail situation
Last updated: 24 February 2023

Following the cyber attack on Royal Mail - there has finally been some developments with international mail starting to flow again.

All orders from the last few weeks - including all order on Esoteric vinyls - have now been sent (on tuesday 21st Feb) and will hopefully arrive with you in the coming week or two.

Please give a little time for the backlog to ease - if tthere are any further issues just drop me an email.

Thanks for your patience with this.

Estrangement review
Last updated: 21 February 2023

check out the excellent review for "Disfigurementality" from our friends over at La Muerte Tenia Un Blog....

International postal delays from the UK
Last updated: 16 February 2023

There has been a significant delay to international mail leaving the UK, following a cyber attack on Royal Mail in January.

Current news is that things will return to normal on monday 20th February.

All orders should be moving or shipped next week - including the recent Esoteric vinyls ordered.

Any questions just drop me an email.

Esoteric - Esoteric Emotions: The Death of Ignorance 2LP
Last updated: 10 February 2023

Released now and available.

The 1993 demo "Esoteric Emotions: The Death Of Ignorance"  from UK doom act ESOTERIC

Released on gatefold double vinyl - includes printed inner sheet, 180g black vinyl, available in 200 copies.

Available to buy directly at this website, or via the Esoteric website and their upcoming live gigs.

A snapshot of extreme doom history. Thirty years later this still shows the promise - that would come to be one of the most important and unique extreme doom bands.



Megalith Levitation - Obscure Fire
Last updated: 6 January 2023

Currently at press is the new album from lysergic occult doomsters - MEGALITH LEVITATION

The new material sees the prolific MEGALITH LEVITATION explore and expand their sound and style - creating an album of deep doomed textures alongside hypnotic chants and rhythms

Very proud to release this - and I see "Obscure Fire" as certainly the bands finest moment to date - not just the musical development, but the artwork and the whole package. If you've enjoyed any of their previous material then this should be a must for 2023.

Planned for release on digi CD in March 2023 - pre-orders available soon via Aesthetic Death, or visit the bands bandcamp site directly to get the digital version, CD or planned tape version - plus a load of other great merch that they have....



Mesmur - new album
Last updated: 6 January 2023

It is quite often the chance meanderings in life that bring the most interest and rich diversion.

During 2022 I unexpectedly had the chance to hear the new material from MESMUR, the recordings for what would become their new album - Chthonic. It's been great to explore a wonderful and creative album of extreme doom.

I'm glad to have the opportunity to release Chthonic, the 4th MESMUR album, on CD in collaboration with Solitude Productions.

Work is progressing on the release, with a release planned for Spring 2023. More news to follow....



Funeral Chasm - Omniversal 2LP
Last updated: 27 December 2022

Finally released is the wonderful "Omniversal Existence" 2LP.

Vinyls are here and looking great - gatefold, heavy vinyl, printed inner sheet

All pre-orders are being prepared to leave after the New Year holidays. 

Thanks to everyone for being so patient with this release. Enjoy!!!



Estrangement - release music video
Last updated: 29 November 2022

Check out this excellent, yet intense, music video for the track "Clusters" - a snapshot from their exhilirating new album.

As JS describes....


"Clusters" is a contemporary classical music arrangement for strings, flute and screaming human voice. Featuring occasional elements of funeral doom and black metal music, "Clusters" howls with petrifying dread and makes for a confronting sensory experience. The sequence of images was inspired by a common children's nightmare: running to the point of collapse from a constantly approaching unknown, invisible and invincible force. There will be blood...


Last updated: 29 November 2022

Check out the reviews for recent AD releases - thanks to those folk giving their time and writing skills to support this music....

Cave Dweller - Invocations review on The Sleeping Shaman

Estrangement - Disfigurementality review on The Sleeping

Estrangement - Disfigurementality review on Arrundergroundmetal


plus some reviews for the Vaina CD - which still deserve attention....

Futue Te Ipsum review on La Muerte Tenia Un Blog

Futue Te Ipsum review on

Grava - Weight of a God
Last updated: 29 November 2022

Check out the full album premiere of the GRAVA album - "Weight of a God"

Thanks to the folk at "Everything is Noise"....

Epitaphe - II - vinyl
Last updated: 16 November 2022

Pleased to announce that the wonderful EPITAPHE album - "II" - now has a vinyl edition at production.

The bad news is that I don't anticipate this being available until the latter part of 2023.

Beatiful gatefold 2LP obi edition - on two heavyweight vinyl colours - includes an LP booklet. It should be worth the wait,



Estrangement - preview track
Last updated: 9 November 2022

A track from the upcoming ESTRANGEMENT "Disfigurementality" album has had an exclusive premiere over at the great TOILET OV HELL.

Check it out here....

Grava - Weight of a God
Last updated: 9 November 2022

A preview track from the GRAVA album has been premiered on the excellent NO CLEAN SINGING webzine - check it out here......

Hivemind - promo clip
Last updated: 9 November 2022

Check out the new promo clip for the new HIVEMIND album .......


Cave Dweller + Hivemind
Last updated: 9 November 2022

Check out these great reviews for the Cave Dweller + Hivemind albums - from one of our favourite webzines!!

Great to see metal focused webzines having such a knowledgeable, diverse and eclectic view of music....


Click here to read the arrundergroundmetal review of the Hivemind album....

Click here to read the arrundergroundmetal review of the Cave Dweller album....

Estrangement - Disfigurementality
Last updated: 6 October 2022

The much anticipated and long awaited debut album from Australian extreme doom act – ESTRANGEMENT - is finally upon us!!

It’s been many years since I first spoke with JS (Estrangement) and we discussed the possibility of working on his debut album together. Years have been and gone, yet JS kept his word – creating an album of jaw-dropping diversity, atmosphere and doomed majesty.

I’m extremely proud to be putting out “Disfigurementality” – it stands as one of the most refreshing and memorable debut albums the extreme doom scene has witnessed in a long time.

More news to follow in the coming weeks - along with where you will be able to hear exclusive preview tracks of the album.

Release date - 25/11/2022 - for now you can check out the album artwork and more info below.....



Grava - Weight of a God
Last updated: 6 October 2022

Songs seen through the eyes of the dying

Grava are an exciting prospect – the unblinkered potential and vision of a new band, combined with the qualities that come with experience and knowledge.

Hailing from Copenhagen, Grava are a bludgeoning force. They are, at their core, an underground, raw and unrefined sludge band, yet complement that with the undertones and attitude of a hardcore mentality. Bringing together an album of aggressive energy and angst.

Sludge heaviness, hardcore intensity - bleak desperation 

However, this is not just an aggravated assault - there is depth and passion to their music. Give this an opportunity to sink in and feel at one with their grievance and woe. 

Released - 28/11/2022

Catch their gig with Ufomammut (ITA) on 3/11/2022 at Loppen, Coenhagen



cave dweller - invocations
Last updated: 6 October 2022

Obscure introspective music

"Invocations" is the follow up album to the beautiful and well received "Walter Goodman" album.

Cave Dweller moves away from the folk inspired thematic and delves into a set of tracks which have a deeper, darker tone, with more varied instrumentation and droning sounds. It's a perfect progression without losing the Cave Dweller sound and introspective outsider feel.

It's hard to describe Cave Dweller - but if pushed I am reminded in parts of certain periods of Current 93



Hivemind - Edict of the Elohim
Last updated: 6 October 2022

Dark electronic music.

A tale of hope - for the annihilation of the mankind filth.

A collaboration between Gordon Bicknell (Lysergene/ex-Esoteric) and Stuart Harris (Sect 37) which sees a spoken word allegory given the texture and imagery of an audio apocalyptic soundtrack by Bicknell.

 As if John Cooper Clarke were re-imagining “War of the Worlds” and “Day of the Triffids” to a backdrop of an Orbital/Skinny Puppy hybrid

Those interested in dark electronic music – or those with an open mind should check this. Released 18/11/2022


Recent news.....
Last updated: 6 October 2022

I’m still here –Aesthetic Death lives. Cost of living crisis and worldwide apocalypse does not stop me putting out obscure physical gems for you to discover. Without wishing to compromise our elusive nature – I felt it was time for some Aesthetic Death news...

Firstly, a BIG apology for anyone waiting on my current vinyls in production. You’ll be aware of the problems with vinyl production everywhere – however, it seems twice as bad here...

FUNERAL CHASM 2LP has already been in production for 17 months – and I just received news that it won’t be ready this year. What a total mess!! Just hope it’s out before we’re all dead and gone.

ESOTERIC“Death of Ignorance” 2LP should be out by March next year, if those production deadlines aren’t missed and extended (again!)

Also, in the pipeline in the coming months are some wonderful releases from SUFFER YOURSELF, MEGALITH LEVITATION, ORD/DEMONOLOGISTS – plus the excellent “II” from EPITAPHE going into vinyl production.

Following this message you’ll find info on four excellent and diverse new releases coming out in the next few weeks here – from Estrangement, Cave Dweller, Grava and Hivemind

More items added to the shop here every couple of weeks.

Thanks to anyone buying from me on the Aesthetic Death website or on Discogs – those people still supporting physical media help keep this underground extreme music culture and obscure creativity alive!!

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