just in.....
Last updated: 22 January 2020

latest arrivals.....

- Lucifugum (UKR) -Tri nity Limb Ritual - digi CD (cult black - awesome new album)

- Remains (MEX) - Through the Eyes of Death - CD (death)

- Decayed (POR) - Nockthurnaal - CD (black thrash)

- Graveyard (SPA) - Hold Back The Dawn - CD (death)

- Revel In Flesh - Manifested Darkness - CD

- Revel In Flesh - Deathevokation - CD

- Revel In Flesh - Relics of the Deathkult - CD

- Panphobia (BEL) - Fear of Death - demo tape (excellent old school death metal - recommended)

- Paul Chain (ITA) - Alkahest - 2LP (doom - with Lee Dorrian)

- Ritual - Summoning - LP (black)

- My Silent Wake (UK) - There Was Death - digi CD (doom)

- My Silent Wake (UK) - Damnatio Memoriae - CD (doom)

- Satori Junk - Satori Junk - CD (doom)

- Kroh - Altars - CD (doom)

- Paul Chain (ITA) - Life And Death - CD (doom)

- Paul Chain (ITA) - The Improvisor - Container 168 - digi 2CD (doom)

- Paul Chain Violet Theatre (ITA) - Detaching From Satan - CD (doom)

- Funeral Marmoori - The Deer Woman - CD (doom)

- Ufosonic Generator - Evil Smoke Possession - CD (doom)

- Ogre - Dawn of the Proto-man - CD (doom)

- Ancient Spell (USA) - Forever In Hell - CD (doom)

- Misantropus (ITA) - The Gnomes - CD (doom)

- One Master (USA) - Lycanthropic Burrowing - LP 

- The Meads of Asphodel / Tjolgtjar (UK/US) - Split - LP (black)

- Bog of the Infidel (USA) - To Corrupt Your Sons - CD

- Bog of the Infidel (USA) - Asleep In the Arms of Suicide - CD

- Root (CZE) - Hell Symphony - digi CD (black)

- Cathedral - Doom Or Be Doomed: French Tribute - 2CD (doom)

- Rituals - Neoteric Commencements - digi CD - (death)

- Vous Autres (FRA) - Le Champ Du Sang - digi CD (black sludge)

- The Moon Mistress / Snakerider - Obsessed By Cursed Wastelands - CD (doom)

- Destruktor - Fuck Life We Go Further - CD 

- Moloch (UKR) / Arria Paetus (USA) - Split - tape (excellent tape version of this AD release)

- Funeral Tears - Your Life My Death - CD (funeral doom)

- Comatose Vigil (RUS) - Not A Gleam of Hope - CD (extreme doom)

- Ord - Sacra Mental Hypno Drone - digisleeve CD / limited 2 cd bag set

- Dysemblem (UK) - Autotomy - digi CD (death - awesome new album!)

- Epitaphe (FRA) - Demo design - shirt - size M + L + XL

- Ildjarn (NOR) - 1992-1995 - digibook CD (black)

- Incantation (USA) - Tribute to the Goat - digibook CD (death)

Aesthetic Death upcoming releases...
Last updated: 22 January 2020

Mourning Dawn (FRA) - Dead End Euphoria - CD/LP (April 2020)

Esoteric (UK) - Metamorphogenesis - 2LP : remixed (early2020)

Yaldaboath (USA) - That Which Whets the Saccharine Palate - digi CD (early 2020)

V:XII (SWE) - Rom, Rune and Ruin: the Odium Disciplina - digi CD (early 2020)

Farer (HOL) - Monad - full album (Sept 2020)

Dekonstruktor / Megalith Levitation (RUS) - split digi CD (summer 2020)

Epitaphe (FRA) - I - LP (April 2020)


Estrangement (AUS) - debut full CD (tba)

Mordor (SWI) - Csejthe / Odes - re-issue 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)

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:

You can buy it here:

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.

Epitaphe - I .......now unleashed......
Last updated: 3 July 2019

Available now is the wonderful debut from French cavernous death metal act - EPITAPHE

Claustrophobic, oppressive, doom-tinged death metal 

As heavy as Dead Congregation, Blood Incantation, Portal, Incantation, Chaos Echoes and suchlike.

Allone - debut CD now available
Last updated: 3 July 2019

the excellent debut release from UK / Polish dark metal act ALLONE is now released

Check out and support this truly underground and original act!

Available on both cd jewel case and digi cd

Co-release with 7 Gates (Pol)

Pando - Negligible Senescence - now out
Last updated: 24 June 2019

the digi CD release of "Negligible Senescence" is now out and looking great.

Beautiful layout and art concept to complement the wonderfully obscure music of pando

Available to order here or via the pando bandcamp

Last updated: 16 June 2019

Early stages and planning are underway for Aesthetic Death to start a fruitful collaboration with Belarusian act - REIDO

Eight years since their previous (and second) album - we expect "Anatman" to be released late 2019.

I am thrilled to be working with Reido. This is one of the best doom albums I have heard and this is a privilege to work with Reido to release "Anatman". A genuinely stunning album.

More news to follow.....

Epitaphe - album released imminently
Last updated: 13 June 2019

the excellent new album from French death metallers EPITAPHE will be unleashed shortly.

Available to pre-order now at the "releases" section of this site.

Bundle deal available which combines Epitaphe with the new  Pando cd "Negligible Senescence"  

Check out the bundle option and receive a free cd from this AD list....


Ketch - The Anthems Of Dread;

Mourning Dawn - Waste;

ThrOes - This Viper Womb;

Goatpsalm - Downstream;

Haiku Funeral - Hallucinations;

Of Spire & Throne - Sanctum in the Light;

Mekigah - Litost;

Whelm - A Gaze Blank and Pitiless as the Sun;

Section 37 - Legion;

Haiku Funeral - Nightmare Painting;

Black Depths Grey Waves - Nightmare Of The Blackened Heart;

Wreck Of The Hesperus - Light Rotting Out;

Section 37 - The Kudos Of Serial Killing;

Lysergene / Dust To Dearth - Death of the Sun;

Allone - Alone In The Dark CD
Last updated: 13 June 2019

I'm pleased to be working with excellent extreme dark metallers - ALLONE - on the release of their debut album.

Featuring long standing underground stalwarts - ALLONE is a new inception and highlights the great musical talent and compositon maturity of the band.

In collaboration with 7 Gates from Poland - this will be out imminently....

Zatemno - new album soon...
Last updated: 13 June 2019

Russian act - Zatemno - agree to work with Aesthetic Death on the release of their first full length.....await something special....

Epitaphe - album cover preview
Last updated: 13 April 2019

Work is continuing on the forthcoming release of the debut album - "I" - from excellent French act Epitaphe

Expect this amazing death metal behemoth in the first half of 2019 - here is a preview of the beautiful cover art....

Pando - Negligible Senescence - digi CD
Last updated: 13 April 2019

Following the wide acclaim and appreciation for the "Hiraeth" cd release from US act - P A N D O - Aesthetic Death will soon be releasing their "Negligible Senescence" album, from 2016, on cd.

This should be available in the first half of 2019 - here is a preview of the artwork for the release....

Voz De Nenhum cd released
Last updated: 13 April 2019

See him now… The path is narrow and the flesh is weak. What heart, what spirit, what silent will shapes the beast, that we do not know. But see him battle those bellowing winds of some ancient chaos. Helpless and depraved, slowly, painfully exhausting the space of note and texture and sound and rhythm amidst a careless vortex of multitudes beyond the span of his reason. Approaching timidly at first, now a bit braver, though a little less sure but hungry. Always hungry, for what obscure Truth only he knows. Only he knows.

Bitter drops which percolate then trickle and then gush until that unforgiving wave breaks upon his body and rolls back leaving only more ecstasy, and more pain, and more despair. Alas!, the hand which brings down the hammer upon the nail and the broken hand lain against the wood are one and the same, this much he felt yet still his mind stirred:

Is there truly a voice to speak with against this silence?

Is there an ear, be it man or God, to grant us Justice?

Might it be that the way shown by those before us not have been found by a mind who had already seen?

Such hollow things are words when one is shattered like this, their verisimilitude a mere mockery…

So be it! Let others pray to iridescent sigils, not we, not today. Foul are they and not of our own. That foolish flame shall flicker for the meek but not for us. Not tonight. Let it be known that the fall is our fortune, not the summit.

And now he, the fallen, gathers his wits and stands upon the dirt. Bloodied wrists mark the fruit of his toil. And it was barely this: to replace the banality of the day with the horror of the void, the illusion of something with the certitude of nothing, the false unity of one for the voice of none.

A fair trade. For what else is there?

What else indeed…


Voz De Nenhum - Sublimation digi CD
Available now.

Arcane Voidsplitter cd released
Last updated: 13 April 2019

the new album from Arcane Voidsplitter (Bel) is now released. The brainchild of SvC from Until Death Overtakes Me.

This is minimalist cosmic funeral drone ambient - perfect for listening on headphones and taking a trip into deep cold space.....

Starless Domain
Last updated: 13 April 2019

Aesthetic Death is very pleased to be working together with excellent US act - Starless Domain 

I will be working on the cd version of "Eos" - their debut album - later this year. Starless Domain create some amazing and extreme deep field black metal - an astral trip of piercing cold extremes! On this day, when the first image of a black hole is issued - it seems an appropriate time to announce that you will soon be spaghettified by STARLESS DOMAIN

Arria Paetus / Moloch - Split LP
Last updated: 13 April 2019

Aesthetic Death is very pleased to be collaborating with Moloch (Ukraine) + Arria Paetus (Alaska) on a forthcoming split LP.
This promises to be an excellent and beautifully disturbing release.
Artwork and layout is currently underway - more news soon.

Epitaphe - French death doom
Last updated: 13 April 2019

I am very much looking forward to working with Epitaphe (France) on the release of their debut album "I", which will be released late summer 2019 - expect some claustrophobic, oppressive doom-tinged death metal. One of the best death doom metal acts I've heard in a long time - more news coming soon.....

Zatemno - V Petle digi CD
Last updated: 11 April 2019

the excellent new album from Zatemno is now released and available here - or direct from Death Knell Productions in Russia (which is where you can find the digital version as well)

Check out this unique act - creating some schizoid avant black metal

Tape version will be available from Bile Noire (Spain) in April 2019

Zatemno - V Petle digi CD
Last updated: 12 February 2019

Currently under production is the "V Petle" album from excellent Russian schizoid avant-black act ZATEMNO

Looking forward to getting this album out there in late March - more news and preview track to follow soon.

Pre-orders being taken at this site - and soon via Death Knell (RUS).

Tape version will be available simultaneously from Spanish label - Bile Noire

Dictator - Dysangelist 2LP
Last updated: 12 February 2019

the Dictator 2LP is finally released - great to have this excellent album in our hands and for the first time on vinyl

Vinyl looks stunning and has been well worth the time and effort put into creating it.

All pre-orders are prepared and will be with you soon. 

Thanks for your patience and support with this.....

Dictator - Dysangelist 2LP
Last updated: 27 December 2018

the vinyl issue of Dictator's "Dysangelist" is out imminently, temporarily delayed following a pressing plant issue.

Should be ready to ship at the start of 2019 - this beautiful vinyl edition comes on double 200g heavy vinyl, extra wide LP jacket housing both vinyls along with a grimoire parchment for the release, hot foil stamp jacket sleeve - re-mastered for vinyl by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studio.

Needless to say this edition is going to be worth the wait....

Of Spire & Throne - Penance
Last updated: 27 December 2018

the excellent new Of Spire & Throne album is now out.....

Bleak and lightless, Penance was aptly released to the world on the Winter Solstice 2018

Be sure to check it out - this album heralds Of Spire & Throne as a unique band in the doom world - forging their own sound and style with each album.

Available on this site - www.aestheticdeath.com/releases.php  or via the band - https://ofspireandthrone.bandcamp.com/music

Haiku Funeral - Decadent Luminosity digi 2CD
Last updated: 23 November 2018

Finally availabe - and looking amazing - is the new HAIKU FUNERAL album.

This is a special album - which shows how HAIKU FUNERAL have grown and developed into one of the finest bands in the realms of dark blackened electro and ritual noise.

Coming on a 2 CD set - with each disc showing one of the split personalities of the band - disc 1 highlighting their blackened rythmic and dark electro and disc 2 elaborating the more ambient and ritual subtleties of the band.

An incredible release which I just can't stop playing!! All pre-orders are on their way to you.

Marasme LP now shipping....
Last updated: 23 November 2018

Excellent sludge doom act MARASME have finally released their excellent LP - Malsons

All pre-orders are now on their way!!

Haiku Funeral - Decadent Luminosity digi 2CD
Last updated: 6 October 2018

31st October 2018 marks the 10th anniversary since the first rehearsal of Haiku Funeral

this majestic 2CD release showcases their smug depravity and ritual chaos across 12 sonic abominations.

Each disc on this album reflects a schizoprhenic side to Haiku Funeral - one disc of brooding dark chilling ambient, the other with their industrial blackened chaos.....

a perfect release - Haiku Funeral continue to display how visceral, objectionable, dark, yet pioneering they have become over the last decade, geniunely forging their very own original, identifiable sound and terror....

Of Spire & Throne - new album
Last updated: 6 October 2018

New album from the excellent UK act - OF SPIRE & THRONE - is recorded and being prepared for release....

Entitled "Penance" this highlights a new level of maturity and composition from OS&T - a difficult but utterly rewarding album.

More news to follow soon - look out for a release towards the end of 2018

Marasme LP out soon....
Last updated: 6 October 2018

Marasme LP finally ready for release - release date 30th November 2018 - you can read the press release here.....
Origin: Mallorca (Spain)
Genre: Sludge, Post-Metal
FFO: Envy, Omega Massif, Year Of No Light, Neurosis, Amenra, High On Fire, Counterblast ...
Jeroni Sancho (Vocals)
Tomeu Canyelles (Guitar)
Jordi Carrasco (Guitar)
Chús Ponce (Bass)
David “Dubi” Álvarez (Drums)
Mallorcan post-sludge demolition corp MARASME present their most recent album 'Malsons'. Their Mediterranean roots give an interesting skew to their Cult Of Luna vocal worship and Year Of No Light inflected riffing, music in this genre tends to feel cold, MARASME show that it is possible to feel isolated even under the blazing sun!
As can be expected the tracks here show great attention to detail in the songwriting, tempos shift, drums build and descend, and vocals rise and fall, in places there are even some abstracted noise sections.The album is dominated by the hoarse screamed vocals of Jeroni, featuring lyrics inspired by everything from Orwellian literature to Mallorcan folklore, all in relation to the album's title.
'Malsons' in Catalan means 'Nightmare', and this is explored thoroughly by the band on this release, though the dynamics of the record may shift, the tone remains heavy throughout and what clean interludes that exist are there only to underline the next crashing chunk of riff, like the pattering of rain just before the thunderclap.
The album ends on a high, almost uplifting riff on the track 'Ruines', presumably signalling the glimmer of hope on waking from the darkness.
This is a well constructed, expertly performed and very intelligent album, the many references to great literature scattered throughout attest to this as readily as the expertly interwoven influences, nods to bands like High On Fire rubbing shoulders with Neurosis as if those sounds always belonged together.


A churning riff nightmare, this one will have post-whatever, sludge and even metal and crust fans interested.

Pernicious Enigma 2CD re-issue
Last updated: 1 September 2018

Great news today - the Pernicious Enigma 2CD digibook is now released......

Looks and sounds awesome - so proud to have a definitive version of this album out.

By now on this website - or direct from the band - if ordered on this website then you can include any other CD or vinyl on my label or in my shop with free postage!

Dictator artwork and news......
Last updated: 18 August 2018

After long delays the upcoming 2LP version of Dictator's "Dysangelist" is in production

The cover artwork can now be revealed - and the vinyl version includes stunning new layout from Grindwerkz

Heavy duty vinyl - includes an LP sized ancient grimoire for the ritual - expect a stunning vinyl before the end of 2018!!

All pre-orders will leave immediately once released.

pando - hiraeth - digi CD
Last updated: 18 August 2018

the new PANDO digipack cd is now available and shipping....

a stunning album of abstract noise, samples and rhythm which is co-ordinated perfectly together

Hard to describe PANDO - but anyone into the obscure side of Aesthetic Death will surely enjoy this.

Beautiful digipack artwork/sculpture - 16 page booklet

Esoteric - Pernicious Enigma 2CD re-issue
Last updated: 25 July 2018

I'm pleased to finally get myself organised and put together a re-issue of Esoteric's "The Pernicious Enigma" - a very special album.

Originally released in 1997, it has since been sold out for many years.
However, this is more than just a re-issue - it finally shows the album in a way we were never able to in 1997.
This version features the re-mixed and re-mastered audio by Greg Chandler in 2016, creating the sound he originally envisaged for the album. The artwork has been painstakingly renovated by Mauro Berchi / Eibon Recs for this beautiful 24 page digibook 2CD version. In a limited pressing.

Due for release in the last week of August 2018.

Pre-orders are being taken now:
or directly from the band at:

Woebegone Obscured album out soon....
Last updated: 25 July 2018

the excellent new doom masterpiece from Woebegone Obscured is now released on digi CD - with the gatefold LP version ready at the end of August 2018

Entitled "The Forestroamer" - this is a beautiful and diverse approach to extreme doom.

Stunning new artwork which brings the album together as one with the music.

Surely to become one of the doom highlights of 2018

Available to order now directly from Aesthetic Death or from the band.

Nagaarum - Apples digi CD
Last updated: 22 July 2018

their 14th album in their 10 year history is now available - beautiful release, progressive and eclectic ambient metal

check this preview out here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=havsRwGtn48

Available to buy on the "releases" section of this website - or direct from the band - www.ngcprod.com 


more Woebegone Obscured artwork....
Last updated: 9 June 2018

more Woebegone Obscured art to show....


Last updated: 9 June 2018

Most possibly a new name to most.....

PANDO are an entity emanating from West Massachussetts in the US of A.

I am so-o-o-o excited to be working with these individuals on the physical release of their album "Hiraeth" - Pando don't subscribe to any defined or constraining perceptions of genre - they just do what they do.

However, what they do sounds incredible - it is an epiphany to these ears. It moulds together rhythmical structures, mellow noise, samples and recorded oddities - into an amalgamation of lush perfection. There are no comparisons to make - but I can catch fleeting glimpses of Portishead, Morthound, Future Sound of London, The Doors and submerging into ambient noise.....

As Pando themseves re-iterate:

....sonically, hiraeth contains various field recordings, experiments, samples, and sound manipulations including a collection of photography, conversations, and artwork gathered by pando throughout the years and digitally rendered into raw audio data in the form of noise. voicemails and audio recordings of memories and experiences were obtained from friends and family through the use of social media and phone calls. 

Hard to describe - but anyone reading is strongly encouraged to check this out....


Digipack CD out later this summer 2018

Estrangement collaboration
Last updated: 9 June 2018

After numerous years friendship and musical discussion - I am very pleased to have the honour of Australian band "Estrangement" agreeing to work with AD on their debut full length album.

Following some critically acclaimed releases to date - including a demo, an EP and a split album, plus offering a track on the recent My Dying Bride tribute release - Estrangement are in the process of completing the writing of their new material and now plan to record during the second half of this year.

Expect some groundbreaking doom - with classical musicians juxtaposing their creativity with doom atmospheres and painfully emotive music.

Estrangement are one of the most exciting "new" bands in the doom scene - and this album will show you why.

More news later in 2018 

Nagaarum collaboration
Last updated: 9 June 2018

AD is pleased to announce a collaboration with Hungarian ambient/metal act NAGAARUM

the new album, entitled "Apples", is an eclectic piece of work in terms of style - the album spans genres from ambient to post-rock with doom and black metal being notable other extremes. Genres which Nagaarum have explored over the last decade but which have all been moulded together to create this authentic and original album.

More news soon - but expect a release during August 2018

Mordor interview
Last updated: 9 June 2018

Be sure to check out this amazing new MORDOR interview - in co-operation with the oracle of underground wisdom, Jon from Invisible Oranges.....



Misanthropic Existence - digi cd out NOW!!
Last updated: 20 March 2018

Great news to have the MISANTHROPIC EXISTENCE digi CD out now!!!

this is the debut album from one of the best raw apocalyptic death metal acts of the moment.

Ferocious, intense, unrelenting, apocalyptic extreme metal - in the vein of Deicide if you were to add some of the whirlwind chaos of Blasphemy

Look out for MISANTHROPIC EXISTENCE on the road in the coming weeks - including Incineration Fest in London (May 2018) 

"Messenger of Shadows" now cast upon this earth....
Last updated: 20 March 2018

really pleased to announce that the ACCURST cd "Messenger of Shadows" is out - housed in sleak looking eco-digipak 

this is wonderful dark ambient, Accurst are true purveyors of their craft and this, the third in their trilogy of albums, demands the attention of anyone who gravitates towards that style

Horror, dark ambient sonic scapes - disturbing, unsettling, unnerving - delve into nightmarish realms,through swathes of pulsing noise,deconstructed rhythms and layers of intensifying dark ambient drone

Experience "Messenger of Shadows" in near darkness,allowing enough uncertainty in your surroundings for your minds eye to drag you into a hypnagogic world of horrors

Woebegone Obscured
Last updated: 3 February 2018

Aesthetic Death and Woebegone Obscured are joining forces to release the band's 3rd full-length....The Forestroamer


“The Forestroamer” is Woebegone Obscured's most accomplished and refined work to date, it is a massive Doom album, yet it dexterously meanders amidst eclectic influences, through monolithic Doom, Black Metal, Death Metal, Ambient, Prog, and Rock. Weaving these together seamlessly with their unique and sublime artistry. Melancholic, melodic, progressive, intense and intricate.

Features guest vocals from Natalie Koskinen and mastered by Dan Swano at Unisound Studio.

The album will be released later in 2018 on CD, LP and digitally. More details will follow..... 

Misanthropic Existence
Last updated: 26 January 2018

Hailing from the UK's midlands, Misanthropic Existence were forged in the dying days of 2011, carved from the heart of Rigor Mortal's corpse, the band set upon it's craft very quickly to create the most misanthropic, apocalyptic, nihilistic and violent breed of extreme metal it could.
Following line-up changes to what is a now fully fledged war-machine. Misanthropic Existence put together various EP's, demo's and live rituals.
The band has recieved much praise and notoriety for it's craft within the depths of the underground. The bands music is ferocious, intense, very pissed off and hateful, with a focus on a raw and unedited live sound, using human imperfections rather deliberately through choice and design.
"DEATH SHALL BE SERVED" is the bands latest and debut full length, running over an hour in length it is a challenge of endurance to every listener as it rarely ever dips from full on assault from start to finish. It is currently being pressed onto CD digipack for a planned February 2018 release.

Accurst - Messenger of Shadows cd
Last updated: 16 January 2018

Messenger of Shadows is a journey through the underworld, a personal hell traversed deliberately & methodically;  interpreted in 46 minutes of aural paintings.


The blurry shadows of faded memories, dark, distorted and far from their source are what is left in the aftermath. Distant silhouettes serving as a testament of the grueling past. Their origin, now an altered version of its former self, reduced to a mere messenger of antiquity; a rotting resolution of a passing idea...


Messenger of Shadows is Accurst's 3rd album. This completes the trilogy of concept albums that started with Fragments of a Nightmare in 2003.

latest Fleurety video for track from The White Death
Last updated: 16 January 2018



check out this great video from Norwegian maestros FLEURETY - guaranteed to please (unless you like Audioslave)

Esoteric demo re-issue
Last updated: 27 December 2017

check out a great feature from www.doom-metal.com for the re-issue of the Esoteric demo '93


Review - http://www.doom-metal.com/reviews.php?album=3229

Interview - http://www.doom-metal.com/interviews.php?entry=1529


News - http://www.doom-metal.com/news.php?entry=2136

Esoteric - Esoteric Emotions: The Death of Ignorance - Demo 1993
Last updated: 26 December 2017

25 years since Esoteric put together tracks for their – “Esoteric Emotions: The Death of Ignorance” demo ‘93 – it is a very special day for me to announce the re-issue of those recordings on a new digibook cd
Following recent high internet prices for the original demotape, along with bootleg versions appearing, it seemed right to now make the demo finally available again.
With “The Death of Ignorance” you will hear Esoteric tracks from their very formative months as a band, yet instantly hearing the unique sound that has defined Esoteric and which has been nurtured and developed in the years since. Just check out tracks like “Eyes of Darkness”, “Scarred”, “Esoteric”, “In Solitude” etc to hear what made this demo so special when I first heard it back in the summer of 1993.
For its age the doom extremity of this demo was pioneering - it has a decent sound even with the recording limitations of the time, a sound which has been re-mastered by Greg Chandler in 2017 for this release. 
Comes on 20 page digibook CD edition, along with a replica of the original 1993 flyer.
Beautiful new artwork and layout by Meriel Longmore.
.....get it via the band directly, or through the Aesthetic Death site here:
.....there are 50 copies available with a cotton bag:
.....or buy it along with the excellent new Monads CD for a cheaper bundle:

Esoteric - flyer for demo re-issue
Last updated: 26 December 2017

every copy of the new re-issue of the Esoteric demo comes with a pro-printed flyer - a replica of the original flyer issued at that time....


Monads - IVIIV - digi CD
Last updated: 22 December 2017


the superb new album from Belgian funeral death/doom act - Monads

crushing odes of despair and melancholy

Buy it now in the "releases" section of this site - or via the band for both digital and CD versions

Mekigah - new youtube clip
Last updated: 10 December 2017

check this out.....



AD working with Hortus Animae
Last updated: 1 December 2017


Really pleased to be collaborating with Italian blackened metal act - Hortus Animae

This live album is a special project that I'm proud to be part of....

“Piove Sangue” is a very special album, as it celebrates the twenty-year anniversary of the extreme metal pioneers Hortus Animae, twenty years since the release of their first demo tape "An Abode for Spirit and Flesh" in 1998. This live LP was recorded at Banská Bystrica (Slovakia), on the last date of the Total Metal Over Europe Tour Pt. 2, which the band held with legendary German thrashers Necronomicon, whose vocalist appeared on stage with Hortus Animae for a raging version of Slayer’s “Raining Blood” (from which the album also takes its title, in Italian). This live album highlights a tight band in great musical shape; it is an excellent overview of the band's history and what you can expect when you see them live.

Released in Feb 2018

Monads preview track.....
Last updated: 21 November 2017


Pleased to unveil a preview tracks from the forthcoming MONADS "IVIIV" CD   - check it out!!


Doomster Reich cd
Last updated: 10 November 2017


DOOMSTER REICH return with their second album 'Drug Magick'. Recorded at  the famous Radio Lodz concert studio. A homage to the raw sound of late 60s/early 70s rock. This album was recorded live, in one take !

A hybrid of doom metal, psychedelia and krautrock takes the listener deep into hypnotic, drug-fueled trances of Devil worship.

Joint release of Old Temple, The End Of Time Records and Aesthetic Death. 

Monads - IVIIV - digi CD
Last updated: 8 November 2017



Six years after their last release - Monads new album "IVIIV" will be released in December 2017. A beautiful album.

Await a 50 minute masterpiece of melancholy, anguish and crushing heavy doom.

An ode to contemplation, loss and those fragments of fading hope.

More news and preview tracks soon.


1) Leviathan As My Lament

2) Your Wounds Were My Temple

3) To A Bloodstained Shore

4) The Despair of an Aeon


Pre-orders available here:


MurkRat - UN Rats shirt - order now
Last updated: 4 November 2017


MurkRat shirts are now available for the first time - with new and original artwork from Mandy Murkrat

Very limited quantity - only 25 of each colour worldwide

Hand printed onto Stanley/Stella Organic Fairtrade shirts - onto Opal (darker grey) or Cream Heather (off white) coloured shirts.

Sizes available: - Mens in M / L / XL - Womens in S / M / L

Essential !!!!


Price = £15

Postage - UK = £3  /  Europe = £5  /  Worldwide = £8


Pre order available now - paypal to:  stu@aestheticdeath.com  

Shirts ship mid November





new releases.....
Last updated: 27 August 2017

the Mekigah + Fleurety cds are both released and shipping now

All pre-orders are on the way already.

Both releases look amazing.

Haiku Funeral live
Last updated: 23 August 2017

here's a short clip of Haiku at Brutal Assault - August 2017


Fleurety interview and premiere for Inquietum
Last updated: 23 August 2017

check out the premiere of the new Fleurety cd "Inquietum" - along with a detailed interview with SE.....


stuff for sale....
Last updated: 21 August 2017

Some second hand items - all in excellent condition (some unplayed).

Some tshirts and a couple of vinyls show more wear.

If anything interests or if you want more information/pics then drop me a line.


Adorior – Author of Incense – CD – AR 029 - £10

Toroidh – The Final Testament - CD – EPP 05- £7

Enthroned – Tetra Karcist – digi CD – NPR 214 - £5

Blackdeath – Satan – CD – DK 034 - £4

Deathgate Arckanum – Stillhallen – CD – AFP 001 - £7

Legions Of Iron & Steel – comp CD (Incantation, Tormentor, Windir + more) – AD001 - £7

Nastrond – From a Black Funeral Coffin – CD – LCF I - £8

The Stone – Zakan Velesa – CD – SOL 044 - £8

Veneficium – De Occulta Philosopha – CD – SP 012 - £6

Uncanny – Splenium for Nyktophobia – CD – USR 008 (2nd press) - £7

Metraton – Armies of Darkness Unite – digi CD – MS 009 - £10


Impiety – Penang Abomination Tour 2011 – Thrashing Fist – DVD - £6


Rotting Christ – Passage to Arcturo – LP – FL 18 - £17

Impiety – Vengeance – LP- Hells 096 - £10

Impiety – Impious Crusade – LP – Hells 105 - £10

Devastator – The Summoning – pic LP – necro 25 - £8

Resistant Culture – Welcome To Reality – LP – Exist 109 - £8

System Shit / Human Error – split LP – (skud) - £5

Cryptic Slaughter – Speak Your Peace – LP – zorro 6 - £8 (worn edges of sleeve)

Totalitar – Vi Ar Eliten – LP – Communichaos Media - £15

Nausea – Extinction – LP – Exist 2 - £20 (’91 2nd press)

Masacre – Total Death – LP – MN 019 - £8



Matricide – Holy Virigin – CD - £3

Sadistic Grimness – Vicious Torture – CD - £4

Necrofeast – Soulwinds – CD £4

Crucifix – Threnody of the Crucifix – CD - £4

Veneficum – Dysphoria – CD - £3

Fall Ov Seraphim – Nex Jehovae – CD - £3

Fiend – Black Abhorrent Metal – CD - £3

Throne Of Chaos – Menace and Prayer – CD - £4

Raptor – Worship the Goat – CD - £3

Satanic Holocaust – Raw Black Metal Holocaust – CD - £4

Incriminated – Hypocricide – CD - £3


Vinterriket – Weisse Nachte – Short sleeve – size L – front print -

Fleurety - Inquietum - digi CD
Last updated: 3 July 2017


It subjugates and torments, such strange twisted realms. 

Noisy psychotropic stupefication.....necessitous to free ourselves from each passing day.  

Brooding menace permeates any breathable air....and a storm waits to break.

FLEURETY smash through the horizon - creators and masters of this restlessness........ Inquietum


Bringing together all tracks from the 7" vinyls released over eight debilitating years - these tormented Norwegians take us to the heart of darkness and conjure up a perfect storm.

Monads - IVIIV - digi CD
Last updated: 28 June 2017

I am proud to announce that AD will be releasing the new MONADS album later this year.

This is their first full album - and only recordings since the highly acclaimed "Intellectus Ludicat Veritatem" demo in 2011

Really amazing doom death - full of emotion, anguish and melancholy. One of my favourite albums, not just of 2017, but ever.

More information over the coming months........await !!!

Lashblood - Unbeing - digi cd
Last updated: 21 February 2017

AD is very pleased to have the opportunity to work with excellent Russian avant-garde blackened metallers - LASHBLOOD

This is their second full album - and follows the well-received 2015 EP. The new album is titled "Unbeing" and delves into the darker elements and existentialist nature of the human psyche. The album takes inspiration from the classic novel from Bulgakov "Master and Margarita" - which features within the album concept and artwork.

Lashblood comprise some of the great protagonists of the extreme Russian underground scene - including acts such as Goatpsalm, Deathmoor, SS-18, Misanthropic Art etc.... Dark, extreme, experimental, avant-garde, progressive - this is an album I'm pleased to have the opportunity to co-release with the help of the band and SND Prod. Should be available during the first half of March 2017 - buy it direct from the band or through myself on the "releases" page.

Mourning Dawn
Last updated: 12 January 2017

from a band that just gets better and better over the years.......

French doom sickness.


Mourning Dawn EP at press
Last updated: 7 January 2017


artwork is prepared for the new EP from French dark doom cult - Mourning Dawn.

CD will be released towards the end of this month.

Fleurety - Fragmenta 7" - out 05/01/2017
Last updated: 4 January 2017


Finally released after endless delays - 5th January 2017 - the new Fleurety 7" - the fourth and final wax in the vinyl 7" series.

Blackened noise avant-chaos from the Norwegian maestros - the kind of insane creation you come to expect from this duo - and a fine and fitting end to the series.

Two tracks - over 12 mins - great Trine + Kim artwork - limited to 666 copies - what more can you ask for, buy NOW


Later in 2017 a comp CD from FLEURETY should appear - plus there is rumour that the band are currently completing work on a brand new studio album - their first full length since 2000 


A truly amazing band since their demo in 1993 - pushing boundaries, redefining genres, not conforming to expectations nor caring for the herd mentality of the masses.

Support bands like Fleurety who create for the love of their art - and respect the physical format. 

Ketch - Anthems of Dread is released...
Last updated: 31 December 2016

All doomed souls out there - this is indeed a day for doomful celebration, with the brand new Ketch cd now being released

The Anthems of Dread will take you on an excursion to blissful realms of sludge doom where few only ever dream of venturing.

Check this band out - highly recommended.

Ketch "Anthems of Dread" digi CD out soon...
Last updated: 14 November 2016

the much anticipated KETCH cd is released very soon - under production at present but expected here before the year is out

one of the best sludge doom albums in recent years - expect something colossal.....

Section 37 - Auslander digi CD
Last updated: 14 November 2016

the great 3rd album - "Auslander" - from UK dark electro poet, Section 37 - is out next week

new album features a more polished eclectic dark electronica as the band evolve, mature and develop their sound. Still maintaining the grounded S37 principles of previous releases.

a joint release between AD and the band to push out a limited pressing of 300 copies

Mourning Dawn EP
Last updated: 14 November 2016

the new Mourning Dawn 2CD is going to press later this month

currently being mastered with Greg/Priory Recording Studios - alongside the artwork and layout being completed.

Expect an amazing and intriguing release - 2 individual lengthy tracks, which when overlaid together, form a whole new track.

75 minutes of Cerebral dark distrurbed doom....

Fleurety - Fragmenta 7"
Last updated: 14 November 2016

there have been a few issues with the sound quality for the upcoming Fleurety 7"

those awaiting copies - rest assured, we are working hard to iron out the problems and have this wax on the way to you as soon as possible.....

Mordor - Csejthe / Odes re-issue
Last updated: 20 September 2016

I am very proud to have the opportunity to be working with the legendary MORDOR, to work on the re-issue of their "Csejthe" + "Odes" releases.

Unavailable for many years now - and somewhat lost into underground obscurity. It is undeniable that Mordor were before their time in their musical vision, extremity and dark obscurity.

These albums from this Swiss act formed an important platform in my understanding, admiration and respect for extreme music - along with their further explorations with Gora, The Way Of Nihilism etc.... Setting standards and opening genres within extreme doom and noise that have been pursued and elaborated further ever since.

These re-issues have already encountered numerous delays and problems in obtaining suitable audio - but both myself and Mordor are totally committed to this release happening and a worthy re-issue happening..... whenever that might be. Look out for more details.

Pernicious Enigma - 20 years on.......
Last updated: 3 August 2016

I'm not sure where it has gone - but it is now 20 years since the recordings for Esoteric's "Pernicious Enigma" 2CD.....

This is an amazing and groundbreaking album - well ahead of its time and never surpassed. Not just for me, but seemingly for other people out there.

To mark this 20 year anniversary - the awesome guys at www.doom-metal.com have done a super feature on the album - which includes a review of the recently remixed version, a chat with Greg (Esoteric) regarding the making of the album, and even a chat with myself on releasing the album:


http://www.doom-metal.com/reviews.php?album=2977 - review 

http://www.doom-metal.com/interviews.php?entry=1379 - Esoteric

http://www.doom-metal.com/interviews.php?entry=1380 - Aesthetic Death

If you have any interest in this album then please check out the above links - it brings all those difficult, but amazing, times flooding back.........

ThrOes CD is out
Last updated: 11 July 2016

Proud to announce the ThrOes digi cd has been released - and it does indeed look and sound awesome. 

Prepare to immerse yourself in dissident realms.

Check for info/news//clips on facebook via ThrOesofficial - and news from the chief protagonist on future material.

All orders are shipped - expect them soon.

Fleurety 7" imminent
Last updated: 11 July 2016

After the usual lengthy and unexpected delays - the latest of the Fleurety 7" vinyls is currently at press. Ready to ship early August.

Entitled "Fragmenta Cuinsvis Aetatis Contemporaneae" - this features some blindingly brilliant Fleurety chaos. Two dark instrumental tracks that will not fail to impress those who appreciate the obscure creations of these Norwegian innovators.

Ketch will be joining AD
Last updated: 11 July 2016

Excellent US doom act KETCH will be working with AD on the release of their latest album "The Anthems Of Dread" for release later this year.

Those of you familiar with their previous work will know to expect something special!! 

More news to follow. 

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

Out now:

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

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

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

Goatpsalm CD review
Last updated: 4 May 2016

check out another excellent review for the Goatpsalm cd


Esoteric - Pernicious Enigma 3LP - out and shipping
Last updated: 4 May 2016

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

Anyone who has already ordered can expect their copies imminently.

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

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


Aesthetic Death on facebook
Last updated: 16 April 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Esoteric - Pernicious Enigma 3LP is released
Last updated: 31 March 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

ThrOes album cover
Last updated: 31 March 2016

ThrOes album artwork in the making.....

ThrOes - Dissident Metal
Last updated: 17 March 2016


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

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

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

In the meantime, check out:



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


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

Goatpsalm - Downstream CD
Last updated: 17 March 2016

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

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

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


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

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

Carma cd
Last updated: 5 December 2015

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

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

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

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

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

OF SPIRE & THRONE - Sanctum In The Light 

Released as a digi CD on 6th October 2015

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

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

Check this doom behemoth out!! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- search for releases by genre or format;

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

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

- easy payment via paypal;

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mekigah - Litost - new CD
Last updated: 11 May 2015

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Illaetabilis Art
Last updated: 19 April 2014

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

Last updated: 22 March 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- paypal to: stu@aestheticdeath.com 

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

All pre-orders have already been shipped.

AD store
Last updated: 23 October 2013

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

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

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

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

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

ESOTERIC - Maniacal Vale 3LP
Last updated: 27 September 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Last updated: 15 July 2013

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

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

anyone awaiting copies can expect them shortly....

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

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

Anyone awaiting copies can expect them to leave this week.

EIBON - II cd digi
Last updated: 26 June 2013

the EIBON - ii CD is now released.

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

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

Section 37 - Legion
Last updated: 26 June 2013

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

available to buy directly from this website for £5 postpaid

Folkodia new 2013 album
Last updated: 28 May 2013

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

brand new album from this great international act - just released

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

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

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

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

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

Don't miss this!

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

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

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

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

Section 37 - Legion CD
Last updated: 25 April 2013

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

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

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

Folkearth / Folkodia
Last updated: 25 April 2013

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

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

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

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

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

You can stream a track directly on this website.

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


email address change
Last updated: 20 March 2013

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

Please use this address now - stu@aestheticdeath.com

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

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


Eibon - stunning new CD
Last updated: 4 December 2012

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

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

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

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

Haiku Funeral new CD
Last updated: 2 November 2012

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

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

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

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

AD is moving
Last updated: 25 August 2012

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

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

Ortega CD released
Last updated: 25 August 2012

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

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

Highly recommended.

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

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

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

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

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

Walk Through Fire CD
Last updated: 21 April 2012

the Walk Through Fire cd is now sold out

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

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

Ortega - 1634 CD
Last updated: 20 April 2012

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

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

AD feature
Last updated: 20 April 2012

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


Section 37 latest....
Last updated: 5 April 2012

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

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

Mourning Dawn + Goatpsalm
Last updated: 24 February 2012

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

MOURNING DAWN - For The Fallen 2LP

GOATPSALM - Erset La Tari CD

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

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

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

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

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

The Nihilistic Front
Last updated: 21 January 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

an essential vinyl edition

Goatpsalm CD artwork
Last updated: 21 January 2012

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

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

the darkness dwelling in your subconscious

Available to pre-order now.

rate AD releases
Last updated: 15 January 2012

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

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

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

Last updated: 7 November 2011

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

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

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

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

Saxon Barbarians
Last updated: 7 November 2011

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

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

More details to follow soon...

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

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

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

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

quality recording and great artwork - highly recommended album

The Nihilistic Front
Last updated: 14 September 2011

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

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

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


Black Depths Grey Waves cd
Last updated: 14 September 2011

the new album from Black Depths Grey Waves is now released

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

a disturbing audial experience

available on digipack cd from this site

Samples available
Last updated: 10 September 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Esoteric - Epistemological 2LP
Last updated: 3 June 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

Out Now:

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

Oppressive, claustrophobic dark blackened sludge. Enveloped in pain.

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

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

Out NOW - and ready to order.

beautifully enchanting, yet tortuous, misanthropic dark harrowing doom

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

Section 37 CD released
Last updated: 21 February 2011


eclectic dark electronic poetry

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

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

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

available to order now - £5 postpaid worldwide

Fleurety - Evoco Bestias 7
Last updated: 26 January 2011

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

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

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

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

Black Depths Grey Waves
Last updated: 26 January 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

released later in 2011 on A5 digipack

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

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

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

Esoteric 2LP + Fleurety 7"
Last updated: 22 October 2010

ESOTERIC - Epistemological Despondency 2LP

FLEURETY - Evoca Bestias 7"

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

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

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

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

A tale highlighting the continuous decay of the human race.

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

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

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

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

The new Murkrat tracks are now recorded.

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

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

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

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

EIBON - Entering Darkness CD
Last updated: 23 June 2010

the EIBON debut cd "Entering Darkness" is now released

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

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


CD = £10.00 postpaid

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

ESOTERIC vinyl series
Last updated: 14 June 2010

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

ESOTERIC LP vinyl series
Last updated: 28 April 2010

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

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

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

FLEURETY - Evoco Bestias 7
Last updated: 28 April 2010

Released this year will be the latest material from FLEURETY

FLEURETY - Evoco Bestias 7" 2010

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

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

Eibon + Fatum Elisum gig
Last updated: 28 April 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Nulll Collective
Last updated: 9 April 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

first 100 orders come with the ultra limited bottle opener

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



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

Aesthetic Death Website Launch
Last updated: 21 March 2010

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