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Horthodox & Haiku Funeral
Last updated: 13 May 2024

the new collaboration between Horthodox & Haiku Funeral is now available - released on digi CD

"Serpentine Sorcery" is a wonderfully disturbing piece of work.

Check out the first track of the album here....

And support these awesome underground obscure projects!!

just in.....
Last updated: 2 May 2024

latest arrivals.....  

some great releases from labels including The Circle Music (GRE), Ksenza (RUS), Ardua Music (SPA), Parat Music (CZE), STN (RUS) + more.....


Dissolving Of Prodigy (CZE) - Loucení se svetem pozemskym - digi CD (Death Doom, Farewell To The Earthly World - 2023 digipack re-issue - includes 16 page booklet and two bonus tracks)

Funeris (ARG) - Funereal Symphonies - CD (Doom, back in stock)

Funeris (ARG) - Dismal Shapes - CD (Funeral doom, back in stock)

Funeris - Act III: Bitterness - CD (Funeral doom, back in stock)

Funeris - Elegies & Blood - CD (Funeral doom, back in stock)

Ankhagram (RUS) - Where Are You Now - CD (Funeral doom, back in stock - funeral doom meets post-rock)

Aeternum Sacris (JAP) - 2011.03.11 - CD (Funeral doom, funeral doom metal/ambient - re-recording of 2011 demo)

Elffor (SPA) - Medieval Cults of Heresy - digi CD (Black, this is the dungeon synth side of Elffor on this release - released on Nightside Records)

Sol (DEN) - Let There Be A Massacre - digi CD (Death Doom, debut album from 2007 - on Van Records)

Sol & Blodtru (DEN) - the earth rises all green - digisleeve CD (Doom, experimental doom and dark acoustic neofolk)

Thisquietarmy (CAN) - Phantom Limbs / Luftpost - digi CD (Drone, guitar based improvised ambient drone tracks, taking textural elements of shoegaze, spacerock & black/doom metal to them. The results are dark, melodic, expansive dreamscapes)

Thisquietarmy & Sleepwalker (CAN / RUS) - 8493 - digi CD (Ambient Abstract, ambient drone)

Taiga (RUS) - Right To Remember - digi CD (Black, atmospheric depressive black with post/shoegaze elements - with members of Funeral Tears, Apokefale etc...)

The Magus (GRE) - Vissodomontas - CD (Black, Greek Black Heavy Metal)

Kalt Vindur (POL) - Magna Mater - CD (Doom black)

Corax BM (GRE) - Pagana - CD (Black)

Necromantia (GRE) - To The Depths We Descend.... - digi CD (Black, Digipack version)

Melan Selas (GRE) - Zephyrean Hymns - A5 digi CD (Black, comes in A5 digipack)

Autumn Tears (USA) - Guardian Of The Pale - digi 2CD (Neoclassical / Folk, 2CD digipack version)

Schatten Muse (GER) - Verganglichkeit - A5 digi CD (Gothic/Darkwave, electronic darkwave, inspired by 80s/90s - new German death art - includes Sopor Aeternus cover)

SAD & IV V I IV (GRE / MAL) - Split - 10" (Black, Split 10" - black metal)

End (GRE / US) - III - 2LP (Black, 2LP black vinyl edition - 14 years after original release - on III Damnation Prods)

Archaeos (GRE) - Hierarchy IEPAPXIA - 7" (Black, Pure Hellenic black metal)

Dizastor (USA) - After You Die We Mosh - CD (Thrash)

Nomad (POL) - Demonic Verses - CD (Death Black)

Nazghor (SWE) - Life Impaled - CD (Black, not played but has some light storage wear)

Gorgon (FRA) - The Lady Rides A Black Horse - CD (Black, 2010 re-issue of the acclaimed 1995 album from the French black metal act now on Osmose - this Todestrieb re-issue includes unreleased and 7" tracks from '93/94)

Wooden Veins (CHI) - Imploding Waves - digi CD (Atmospheric Doom, classic melodic doom metal, combined with progressive and gothic elements - 2nd album )

Aathma (SPA) - Dust From A Dark Sun - digi CD (Sludge Doom, unique style of sludge, doom and atmospheric metal, with massive wall breaking riffs and mesmerizing ambient passages )

Aathma (SPA) - Dust From A Dark Sun - LP (Sludge Doom, unique style of sludge, doom and atmospheric metal, with massive wall breaking riffs and mesmerizing ambient passages )

Voidhaven (GER) - Lithic - digi CD (Death Doom, Voidhaven blend their foundation of melancholic doom metal with elements of death metal)

Todomal (SPA) - A Greater Good - digi CD (Atmospheric Doom, Unique blend of orchestral serpentine rock space doom - appeal to fans of Candlemass, Krux, Pink Floyd, Avatarium and old Ghost)

Todomal (SPA) - Ultracrepidarian - digi CD (Atmospheric Doom, debut album)

Mournument (CHI) - Smouldering Into Dust - digi CD (Atmospheric Doom, aspects of traditional Chilean folklore, combined with melancholic Doom Metal. influences are Uaral the melancholy of Agalloch or Estatic Fear, and the folk spirit of Empyrium. Melancholy with elegantly adorned melodies )

Esoteric (UK) - Paragon Of Dissonance - 3LP (Extreme Doom, the 3LP edition of this fantastic album with tracks in original order - most recent issue by The Vinyl Division (Ardua) - comes on marbled grey vinyl, with insert in tri-fold sleeve - essential!!)

Urza & Calliophis (GER) - Dawn Of A Lifeless Age - LP (Death Doom, vinyl version of this awesome split - two of the finest extreme doom/death acts - this LP on "void noir vinyl - limited to 100 copies")

Urza & Calliophis (GER) - Dawn Of A Lifeless Age - LP (Death Doom, cosmic azur vinyl version - limited to 200 copies)

The Magus (GRE) - Vissodomontas - 2LP (Black, Greek Black Heavy Metal - double LP on gold and silver vinyls - 300 copies)

Funeris (ARG) - Waning Light - CD (Funeral doom)

Funeris (ARG) - Nocturnes For Grim Orchestra - CD (Funeral doom)

Funeris (ARG) - Ghostly. Gloomy Notes - CD (Funeral doom)

Funeris (ARG) - Baleful Astral Elements - CD (Funeral doom)

Sadael (ARM) - Diary Of Loss - CD (Ambient Abstract, funeral doom/death metal)

Kalt Vindur (POL) - Magna Mater - LP (Doom black, LP version)

Autumn Tears (USA) - Guardian Of The Pale - 2LP (Neoclassical / Folk, neoclassical darkwave)

Melan Selas (GRE) - Zephyrean Hymns - LP (Black)

Faith And The Muse (USA) - : Ankoku Butoh : - 2LP (Coldwave, folk, rock, darkwave - enchanting and defining - 2024 vinyl in beautiful gatefold edition includes 2010 live tracks (FFO: Dead Can Dance etc))

Angizia (AUT) - Kokon (Ein schaurig-schönes Schachtelstück) - 2LP (Gothic/Darkwave, a masterpiece of musical theatre, avant gothic black metal and prog rock - lavish 2LP gatefold set - available on both black vinyl or white vinyl)

Angizia (AUT) - 39 Jahre für den Leierkastenmann - 2LP (Avant Black, avantgarde, gothic, folk, black metal - limited to 100 copies - beautiful gatefold 2LP edition - black vinyl - includes insert and booklet)

Bigotry (CZE) - Step To The Grave - CD (Death Doom, Bigotry were the band which became Dissolving Of Prodigy - active from 1989-1993 - this CD is a re-issue of the demo from 1993)

Chlad (CZE) - Morana - CD (Doom)

Silence Before Decay (CZE) - Translunar - CD (Thrash)

Black Heaven (CZE) - Kharmic Wheel - digi CD (Death Doom)

Thalarion (SLO) - Towards The Obscure Slumberland - LP (Death Doom, Death doom metal with gothic elements - 2023 re-issue on vinyl)

Hypnotic Scenery (CZE) - Vacuum - LP (Atmospheric Doom, Atmospheric death doom - 2023 re-issue of debut album on vinyl)

Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy (CZE) - Apotheosis &.....Amber Sea - LP (Atmospheric Doom, the 1995 and 1996 demos re-issued on vinyl - Czech doom death)

Sanatorium (SLO) - Arrival Of The Forgotten Ones - LP (Death, Re-issue on vinyl - Slovakian brutal death metal)


still fresh from last month.....

Cult of Occult (FRA) - Antilife - 2LP (Doom, back in stock)

Bifrost (AUT) - Tor In Eine Neue Welt - CD (Black, Pagan folk metal

Labyrinthus Stellarum (UKR) - Tales of the Void - digibook CD (Atmospheric black, back in stock)

Tartaros (NOR) - The Grand Psychotic Castle - digibook CD (Atmospheric black, 2018 digibook re-issue)

Swords Of Dis (UK) - Melencolia - A5 digi CD (Ambient Abstract, excellent new album from one of the UK's leading underground acts - symphonic dark metal. Recommended)

Sinister (NED) - Cross The Styx - CD (Death, recent Nuclear Blast America re-press)

Hangman's Chair (FRA) - Hope / Dope / Rope - digi CD (Doom, back in stock - MusicFearSatan issue)

Le Reveil Des Tropiques (FRA) - Le Reveil Des Tropiques - digisleeve 2CD (Obscure, featuring band members from genres including free improv, noise, post rock - this album created something resembling a mix of Mogwai, Pink Floyd and Sonic Youth)

Hangman's Chair (FRA) - this is not supposed to be positive - digi CD (Doom)

Year Of No Light (FRA) - Ausserwelt - digisleeve CD (Sludge Doom, sludge drone doom postrock ambient - 2015 edition on MusicFearSatan with 3 bonus tracks)

Year Of No Light (FRA) - Nord - digisleeve 2CD (Sludge Doom, sludge doom drone postrock ambience - the great debut album - MusicFearSatan edition with additional disc of material from splits, covers and demo )

Jessica 93 (FRA) - Rise - digi CD (Obscure, shoegaze, punk, coldwave - FFO: Jesu, The Cure ++)

Jessica 93 (FRA) - Who Cares - digisleeve CD (Obscure, shoegaze, coldwave - in the vein of The Cure, Ride ++)

Hangman's Chair (FRA) - Banlieue Triste - 2LP (Doom, gatefold 2LP edition - MusicFearSatan issue)

Le Reveil Des Tropiques (FRA) - Big Bang - LP (Ambient Abstract, mixing cosmological trance, post rock, psychedelic rock)

Le Reveil Des Tropiques (FRA) - Le Reveil Des Tropiques - LP (Psychedelic)

Revok (FRA) - Bunt Auf Grau - LP (Obscure, post-rock, noise rock)

Revok (FRA) - Grief Is My New Moniker - LP (Obscure)

Jessica 93 (FRA) - Rise - LP (Obscure)

Jessica 93 (FRA) - Guilty Species - LP (Obscure)

Double Dragon (FRA) - Double Dragon - LP (Dark ambient, dark synthwave, electro)

Across Tundras (USA) - Western Sky Ride - 2LP (Atmospheric Doom, Across Tundras both crush and soothe with expertly conjured sonic doses of ambient doom, vintage psychedelic rock and haunted folk. For fans of Black Sabbath, My Bloody Valentine, Hawkwind, Earth, Neil Young, Neurosis, and Pink Floyd.)

Le Reveil Des Tropiques (FRA) - Hallucinations Sceniques Vol 1 - LP (Obscure, Live album - a psychedelic mix of kraut-rock, noise, post-rock and free-jazz)

HKY (FRA) - HKY - LP (Dark Metal, HKY create a gloomy atmosphere somewhere between JESU, TARANTULA HAWK and DARKSPACE.)

Svartahrid (NOR) - Sadness and Wrath - CD (Black)

Dawn Of Azazel (NZ) - The Law Of The Strong - CD (Death)

Skoll (ITA) - 11 Years Of Mist - CD (Pagan/folk black, Pagan black / viking metal - tracks taken from EP, compilation and 7" releases - storage wear/scuffs on CD, plays fine)

Tumulus (RUS) - Winter Wood - CD (Folk ambient, Folk metal, progressive rock)

Throne Of Chaos (FIN) - Menace And Prayer - CD (Death, Melodic death/power metal)

Guru (FRA) - Nova Lvx - digi CD (Doom black, Debut album - black doom - for fans of Primordial, Urfaust, Shining....)

Dream Upon Tombs (AUS) - Palaces Of Dust - CD (Death Black, Debut album - Australian melodic death black - for fans of Dissection, Unanimated, Sacramentum.....)

Age Of The Wolf (CRI) - A Pilgrimage To Nowhere - digi CD (Sludge Doom, Sludge doom from Costa Rica - 2nd album - for fans of High On Fire - released on Sleeping Church Rcs.)

Goatroach (FIN) - Plagueborn - digi CD (Death, debut album of Finnish death metal - released on Sleeping Church Rcs)

Barabbas (FRA) - La Mort Appelle Tous Les Vivants - 2LP (Doom, Vinyl edition of the new, and 2nd, full length from doom act Barabbas)

Presumption (FRA) - Presumption - LP (Doom Stoner, debut album on vinyl)

Pulmonary Fibrosis (FRA) - Pulmonologists - LP (Death, Brutal death / grindcore)

Northwinds & Marble Chariot (FRA) - Split - 10" (Doom)

Crimson Dawn (ITA) - Chronicles Of An Undead Hunter - LP (Heavy Metal, Italian epic doom/heavy metal)

Maze Of Terror (PER) - Ready To Kill - LP (Thrash, Peruvian thrash metal)

Satanic Holocaust (GER) - Raw Black Metal Holocaust - CD (Black)

Solitude Aeturnus (USA) - Through The Darkest Hour / Downfall - digi 2CD (Doom, 2 albums on a 2CD digipack - 1998 re-issue on System Shock - 2nd hand but in good condition)

Sekhmet (CZE) - Okularis Infernum - LP (Black, Limited to 150 copies)

Thus Defiled (UK) - Weeping Holocaust Tears - CD (Black, 2003 album from one of the UK's longest running black metal acts)

Aosoth (FRA) - Ashes Of Angels - digi CD (Black, French black metal)

Batushka (POL) - Litourgiya - digisleeve CD (Doom black, 6 panel digisleeve - comes in a printed slipcase - gold cd - first press)

Lik (SWE) - Kapitel I - Ma Ljuset Aldrig Na Oss Mer - CD (Black, Swedish black metal / rock - Lekamen Illusionen Kallet (LIK) - 2010 re-issue)

Lik (SWE) - Kapitel II - Besvartade Strofer - CD (Black, Swedish black metal / occult rock - Lekamen Illusionen Kallet (LIK) - 2010 re-issue)

Lik (SWE) - Kapitel III - Lekamen Illusionen Kallet - CD (Black, Swedish black metal / occult rock - Lekamen Illusionen Kallet (LIK) - 2010 re-issue)

Thromdarr (FIN) - NorthStorm Arrives - CD (Black, Finnish black metal, since 1992, features member of Skepticism - first press - slight storage wear to rear inlay/booklet)

Bloodoline & Reverence & Blut Aus Nord & Karras (INT) - Dissociated Human Junction - CD (Doom black, 4 way split album from 2007 - black, doom and industrial )

Bifrost (AUT) - Heidenmetal - CD (Pagan/folk black)

Hordagaard (NOR) - Trollskap - digi CD (Black, debut album - digipack issue)

Impious Havoc (FIN) - Manifestations Of Plague And War - CD (Black, not played - but CD disc has slight marks from storage wear)

Haemophagus (ITA) - Stream Of Shadows - CD (Death, death grind)

Slaughter (CAN) - One Foot In The Grave - digi CD (Death, features demo '84, plus rehearsal + 7" tracks from 1986 - widely considered one of the forerunners of the death metal scene, with the rehearsal from '86 featuring the legendary Chuck Schuldiner)

Toroidh (SWE) - The Final Testament - CD (Martial industrial, CD jewel case issue - featuring two bonus tracks - project of Henrik Nordvargr - CD never played but has slight scuff marks from storage wear)

Puteraeon (SWE) - The Crawling Chaos - CD (Death)

Puteraeon (SWE) - The Esoteric Order - digi CD (Death)

Puteraeon (SWE) - Cult Cthulhu - CD (Death)

Svartnatt (SWE) - Vargold Har Kommit - CD (Pagan/folk black)

Advent (ITA) - The Dawn - CD (Death Black)

Angmar (FRA) - Metamorphosis - CD (Black)

Under Threat (COL) - Deathmosphere - CD (Death, Melodic death metal)

Enthroning Silence (ITA) - Throned Upon Ashes Of Dusk - digi CD (Black)

Svart (SWE) - Forlorad - CD (Black, Depressive BM)

Garlikde'th (NOR) - While God Sleeps - CD (Thrash, features the 1990 + 1991 demo material - underground Norwegian thrash)

Despairation (GER) - A Requiem In Winter's Hue - CD (Gothic/Darkwave, progressive experimental Gothic rock)

Infernal Torment (DEN) - Man's True Nature - CD (Death, Diehard Music issue from 1997 (with white logo on cover) - partially censored artwork - brutal death metal)

Manilla Road (USA) - Out Of The Abyss - CD (Heavy Metal, Thrashier side of Manilla Road - mint, still sealed )

Nokturnal Mortum (UKR) - Kolovorot - digi 2CD (Black, Recorded live at Kolovorot Fest, Kaharkiv, Ukraine on December 25th 2010)

Nokturnal Mortum (UKR) - To Lunar Poetry - digibook CD (Black, re-working of the "Lunar Poetry" material)

LVTHN (BEL) - The Grand Uncreation - digi CD (Black, Comes on heavy card digipack - features the demo and split release from 2014, along with a Katharsis cover)

LVTHN (BEL) - Eradication Of Nescience - digi CD (Black, Debut full length)

Selbst (VEN) - Selbst - digi CD (Black, still sealed - although has slight corner dink - one of the most interesting black metal acts in recent years)

Triarii (GER) - Ars Militaria - CD (Martial industrial, Neo-classical industrial - second edition with different artwork)

Triarii (GER) - Piece Heroique - CD (Martial industrial, Neo-classical industrial - second edition with different artwork)

Triarii (GER) - Muse In Arms - CD (Martial industrial, Neo-classical industrial - second edition with different artwork)

Eventide - Waterline CD
Last updated: 18 April 2024

the excellent "Waterline" digi CD from France's EVENTIDE is now released (on April 11th)

See previous posts for descriptions of what a beautiful ambient, electronic improvised recording is to be found within.

And check out this fantastic premiere from our friends at Everything Is Noise.....

Eventide preview track
Last updated: 3 April 2024

the 2nd preview track from the upcoming "Waterline" album is now available to listen here......

Urza & Calliophis - split CD
Last updated: 3 April 2024

Really pleased to be working on an excellent split release with the titans of funeral doom/death - URZA & CALLIOPHIS

Coming out in early May - CD version released on Aesthetic Death - vinyl version on Meuse Music Records - all formats available directly from the bands.

Support underground doom noise!!


Eventide - Waterline CD
Last updated: 2 April 2024

the upcoming album from EVENTIDE is released on April 11th

check out this video clip from "Waterline"........

Aesthetic Death upcoming releases...
Last updated: 21 March 2024


Esoteric (UK) - 9x vinyl box set (during 2024)

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

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

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

Voidwards (RUS) - tba - CD (mid 2024)

Until Death Overtakes Me (BEL) - Diagenesis - CD (2024)

Goatpsalm (RUS) - tba - CD (2024)

Cave Dweller (USA) - Showing Teeth - CD (2024)


In production, at press:

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

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)

Suffer Yourself - Axis Of Tortures 2LP
Last updated: 19 February 2024

the vinyl 2LP edition of the excellent SUFFER YOURSELF "Axis Of Tortures" album is now ready

Beautiful lavish gatefold vinyl - comes on transparent smoke vinyl + fold out poster/inlay - really pleased with how this release turned out!!

Support underground death/doom.




Eventide - Waterline CD
Last updated: 19 February 2024

""Waterline" is the debut recording from EVENTIDE

A new band to most, but EVENTIDE has musicians which are already well respected within the underground scene.

"Waterline" is a beautiful album - a realisation and outlet for the guys from EPITAPHE.

Having additional recordings, which took shape during the "II" sessions, along with live performances conceived with the Collectif Eptagon, it was a natural progression for these unique and rich soundscapes to be given their own entity and identity - thus EVENTIDE evolved into being.

The four tracks display a more improvised electronic ambient atmospheric sonicscape - a convergence of the musical styles outside of "metal" that inspire these musicians.

Out during March 2024 - on digipack CD.



Vaina - new album "Unio Mystica"
Last updated: 15 February 2024

the new album is released from Finnish raw avant obscure "blackened metallers"

Vaina take us on an indescribable meandering journey - jump aboard if you're open minded to the trip

"Unio Mystica" is a mystical spiritual experience - hush the voice of rationality and reason - to let the God within come forth!!

Anyone who enjoyed "Futue Te Ipsum" will find great solace here.....



Vaina - Unio Mystica
Last updated: 15 February 2024

Out this week - the new Vaina album.....



Last updated: 15 February 2024

Aesthetic Death will only be selling via this website for the coming months.

Appreciate anyone who chooses to buy from me here - or buying direct from the bands themselves.

I'll update this news section, with stock that has arrived, at the end of each month.

Mourning Dawn - new AI video
Last updated: 15 February 2024

a new video for the track - Midnight Sun - is released this week by MOURNING DAWN

Created using AI - with the tremendous work of Stijn Van Cauter

this is a trippy, enticing video to this industrial-tinged track from the new album


Check it out here -


Esoteric shirts
Last updated: 7 February 2024


I now have limited quantities of the "Epistemological Despondency" shirts available.

Short sleeve - in M / L / XL

Long sleeve - in M / L

Hoodie - in M / L

Check out the store for more details.

All sizes and styles are still available directly from the Esoteric website + the Archivist website (all details below)



new ESOTERIC shirts are now available - for the "Epistemological Despondency" album

First time official ED shirts have been printed since 1995 - featuring original artwork and design from the album on hoodies, longsleeves and t-shirts.

Available directly from the Esoteric website -

Or from Archivist/Musical Hall at the following links:

Mourning Dawn - CDs + gig
Last updated: 26 January 2024

Next week I will receive the CD version of MOURNING DAWN's new album - The Foam Of Despair".

My apologies to all those who have been waiting on pre-orders - they will be shipped asap. 

Thanks for your patience - enjoy the album - it's worth the wait!!


If you're in Paris this weekend (January 28th) then check out MOURNING DAWN playing live @ Le Klub, along with ATARAXIE, DEHA + MARCHE FUNEBRE

Should be an awesome gig!!!



"The Foam of Despair" - full stream at Invisible Oranges
Last updated: 10 January 2024

Thanks to our friends at Invisible Oranges for the exclusive full album premiere of the new MOURNING DAWN album

Check out the full album - and read how the band see the development of their sound twenty years into their existence.....and their audial portrayal of despair.

Mourning Dawn - release 2nd track from new album....
Last updated: 21 December 2023

Check out another track from the forthcoming MOURNING DAWN album....... Enjoy!!


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.......



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.



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