Aesthetic Death upcoming releases...
Last updated: 16 November 2022

Upcoming:

Esoteric (UK) - 9x vinyl box set (mid 2023 - details to follow)

Unfold (USA) - debut album (late 2022/early 2023)

Megalith Levitation (RUS) - Obscure Fire - digi CD (late 2022)

Suffer Yourself (SWE) - Axis of Torture - CD/LP (CD late 2022)

Ord / Demonologists (RUS/USA) - Secret Ceremonies - split CD (late 2022)

The Slumbering (USA) - When We Forget It Repeats - digi CD (early 2023)

 

In production, at press:

Funeral Chasm (DEN) - Omniversal Existence - 2LP (at press - eta early 2023)

Esoteric (UK) - Esoteric Emotions: The Death of Ignorance - 2LP (at press - eta late 2022)

Epitaphe (FRA) - II - 2LP (at press - eta end 2023)

 

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)

Epitaphe - II - vinyl
Last updated: 16 November 2022

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

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

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

 

just in.....
Last updated: 9 November 2022

latest arrivals.....

Disma (USA) - Earthendium - CD (Death metal, new stock available here now!!)

Ancient Death (USA) - Sacred Vessel - CD (Death, excellent new album - out on Necroharmonic)

Zerfall (ITA) - Zerfall - digi CD (Industrial Doom, Excellent debut album - extreme doom with an industrial, monolithic, cold hardcore edge. Hard to describe. Zaraza, Unholy as reference. Highly recommended.)

Acrimony / Church of Misery (UK/JAP) - Split CD - CD (Doom, 2022 re-issue)

Deer Creek (USA) - Menticide - digi CD (Doom, Excellent new album - their best yet. Raw heavy doom, but with the Deer Creek unique sound and twist.)

Cresset (SLO) - Obscurantism - digi CD (Black)

Never Kenezzard (USA) - The Long and Grinding Road - CD (Doom, psychedelic sludge progressive metal)

Cold Mourning (USA) - Lower Than Low - CD (Doom, 2020 re-issue)

Zatemno (RUS) - In Hell - CD (Avant Black, new album from obscure Russian act - Zatemno. Unique sound with strong use of accordion.)

Eldprov (SWE) - Rift - CD (Death Black)

Brainwasher (SWE) - Vicious Circles - CD (Grind)

Karmanjaka (SWE) - Gates of Muspel - CD (Death Black)

Warrior (SWE) - Instrument of Death - CD (Black)

Beyond The Catacombs (FIN) - Fatal Error - CD (Death, Finnish death metal)

Dodskold (Swe) - Odesriket - digisleeve CD (Black, cold hard Swedish desolation)

Dark Awake (GRE) - Der Edle Ritter - digisleeve CD (Neoclassical / Folk)

Excurse (SPA) - Sitra Ahra - digi CD (Extreme Doom, Experimental doom - unique blend of traditional, drone and funeral doom and sludge. Dark and haunting.)

Strangulation (SPA) - Strangulation - digi CD (Extreme Doom, Pure evil funeral drone - for fans of Thergothon, Abruptum, Unholy, Skepticism, Loss, Evoken.... Savagery, horror and dystopian sorrow.)

Okomisanthrop (GER) - Church of Virophobia / I Deny - digisleeve CD (Black, includes the "I Deny" EP from 2017)

Svartalfar (AUT) - Geisterwerk - digisleeve CD (Doom)

Estrangement - preview track
Last updated: 9 November 2022

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

Check it out here....

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

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

Hivemind - promo clip
Last updated: 9 November 2022

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

 

Cave Dweller + Hivemind
Last updated: 9 November 2022

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

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

 

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

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

Estrangement - Disfigurementality
Last updated: 6 October 2022

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Songs seen through the eyes of the dying

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

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

Sludge heaviness, hardcore intensity - bleak desperation 

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

Released - 28/11/2022

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

 

cave dweller - invocations
Last updated: 6 October 2022

Obscure introspective music

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

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

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

 

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

Dark electronic music.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cave Dweller - new album
Last updated: 14 June 2022

Really pleased to announce that a new album is currently at press from the excellent CAVE DWELLER

More news to follow - but expect a release in early August.

Anyone who found an interest in the previous works by Cave Dweller and/or Pando should be sure to check this album out.....

 

Hivemind
Last updated: 14 June 2022

Currently at press is an album from UK based act - HIVEMIND "The Edict of the Elohim"

Imagine if Orbital and Skinny Puppy were to join forces, but teamed up with English punk poet John Cooper Clarke - then after debating the merits of HG Wells "War of the Worlds" set about re-working it into something extra special

Dark electro ambient with apocalyptical spoken word vocal - featuring Gordon Bicknell (Lysergene/ ex-Esoteric) and Stuart Harris (Section 37)

Prophetical vision expounding the coming demise of the mankind filth

 

Funeral Chasm - Omniversal 2LP update
Last updated: 14 June 2022

Release date for the Funeral Chasm 2LP is the end of July 2022 - I am expecting to receive the vinyls in the last week of July.

With current vinyl productions schedules this could still change but I'm hoping the long wait for this vinyl is close to being over.

My apologies to anyone who has been waiting months on this release. I won't be taking pre-orders on vinyl in future.

Thanks for your patience.....

 

Swords of Dis
Last updated: 12 May 2022

Recently in stock is the self-released CD - "Tides of Malediction" - the debut album from UK act SWORDS OF DIS. 

Swords of Dis are creating some excellent dark dissonant doom-filled metal - with their own unique style emerging over recent recording sessions.

Highly recommended is the "Cor Mundum Crea In Me, Sanctum ignis" EP from 2021, which really highlights the development and promise of this band.

Download codes for both the EP and album are below - which can be redeemed at their bandcamp site:

https://swordsofdis.bandcamp.com/music

 

 

Swords of Dis - download codes
Last updated: 12 May 2022

https://swordsofdis.bandcamp.com/yum

 

Cor Mundum Crea In Me, Sanctum Ignis

EP 2021

Tides of Malediction:

CD 2013

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email issue
Last updated: 27 April 2022

I'm now able to receive emails and communicate again.

If you have sent me an email since 21st March, and I haven't responded yet, then please re-send.

Thanks!

Epitaphe reviews.....
Last updated: 15 April 2022

Here are just some of the words written in response thus far to the new EPITAPHE album 

Some of these reviewers really know their music...

"If you are going to be making progressive death metal from 2022 onwards, this is one of the monoliths you will be compared with for a long time." - Toilet ov Hell

"A highest possible recommendation is warranted, this is without question one of the most essential extreme metal records of 2022." - Grizzly Butts

 

Click the links below to read reviews by :
Toilet Ov Hell,
All Around Metal,
Grizzly Butts,
Wonderbox Metal,
Metalitalia.com,
DPRP,
Les ├ęternels,
French Metal,
Mianydoire,
Moshville Times,
Apocalyptic Rites,
Mutante Zine.

Epitaphe - II - now out
Last updated: 15 April 2022

the wonderful new album - "II" - from French progressive death metallers EPITAPHE is now released

All pre-orders are shipped - expect your copy soon. Digibook cd version is now sold out.

Anyone not familiar with this band then I urge you to check them out - one of the most inspired death metal acts of recent years

 

Epitaphe - premiere track on NCS
Last updated: 14 March 2022

check out the first preview track for the new EPITAPHE album - entitled "Melancholia"

https://www.nocleansinging.com/2022/03/11/an-ncs-premiere-epitaphe-melancholia/

Thanks for No Clean Singing for the review.

 

Suffer Yourself - Scandinavian tour
Last updated: 17 February 2022

SUFFER YOURSELF prepare to gig across the barren Nordic lands - 10 gigs starting 28th March 2022 - in Sweden, Finland and Norway

Get yourself to one of the gigs if you can.....

 

Epitaphe - II - teaser
Last updated: 10 February 2022

Check out the clip for the upcoming Epitaphe album.....

 

 

Pre-orders now available - via Aesthetic Death (UK) + Epitaphe (FRA)

Tape edition available on Gurgling Gore (USA)

Release date - 11th April 2022

 

Vaina - track premiere at Grizzly Butts
Last updated: 10 February 2022

Track from the excellent forthcoming VAINA album - Futue Te Ipsum - given an exclusive preview today at US webzine GRIZZLY BUTTS.

Check it out here....

https://grizzlybutts.com/2022/02/09/an-early-stream-of-i1-from-vainas-futue-te-ipsum-lp-2022-premiere/

Pre order available for CD directly from Aesthetic Death and the Vaina bandcamp - released 4th march 2022

 

Epitaphe - II
Last updated: 27 January 2022

I am very pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the new EPITAPHE album - "II"

This is a wonderful follow up to their debut. EPITAPHE take us to new realms of their death metal sound.

Released on 11th April 2022 via:

CD digipack / Limited digibook - Aesthetic Death (UK)

Tape - Gurgling Gore (USA)

Vinyl - tba

 

Barus - Fanges EP - now shipping
Last updated: 27 January 2022

After some unexpected delays with the production of the BARUS EP, I am glad to have the CDs here and shipping.

The digipack has turned out nicely, with the artwork and layout looking particularly striking.

A wonderful EP that displays the progressive and improvised side of the BARUS death metal sound

Look out for the next BARUS full length, for which they will soon start to prepare....

 

The Slumbering cd - out now....
Last updated: 27 January 2022

Released this week was the excellent debut album from THE SLUMBERING - "Looking for Sorrow Within One's Fear"

As the band themselves describe.....Imagine if you will  Old School Power Electronics projects like  MZ412 or Brighter Death Now, falling in love with 90's Peaceville or  Avantgarde Music Doom bands and Just a touch of  Death thrown in for good measure. The Slumbering love to cross the lines of Noise, Melody, Sorrow and Hope all at the same time.

The album is an almagamation of styles - which at first sounds difficult. But, as you immerse yourself into the music it has an ethereal and calming effect.

By the end, the album entices the listener to feel completely at one with the sounds entering your psyche - and when the album ends it is a jolt back into an even uglier reality.

Look out for the 2nd The Slumbering album coming out very soon on Trepanation Recordings....

 

Barus - Fanges EP
Last updated: 13 January 2022

there has been a slight delay in the production of the BARUS "Fanges" digi CD

Apologies to anyone that is kept waiting for this release. I will make an update here as soon as I have a delivery date - shouldn't be long.

 

Megalith Levitation interview
Last updated: 12 January 2022

Russian bleak lysergic doom trio MEGALITH LEVITATION were recently interviewed for the excellent webzine No Clean Singing.

Check it out here.....

https://www.nocleansinging.com/2021/12/23/an-ncs-interview-megalith-levitation-2/

Barus - arriving soon
Last updated: 2 January 2022

We've come to expect delays on all releases these days. In addition the holiday season doesn't help either.

Barus CD is slightly delayed but hope to have the CDs here any day now.

In the meantime, something to give you an idea.....

 

Vaina - at press
Last updated: 2 January 2022

the "Futue Te Ipsum" album from VAINA is currently at press - and due for release in February.

This is a great album that I've listened to a lot in recent times - it's a black metal heart, but which strays into genres of ambient and ebm weirdness.

Never constrained by the standard parameters and unoriginality of much of black metal today  - VAINA have the vision to explore with their creativity

Highly recommended!!!

 

Barus - Fanges EP preview....
Last updated: 28 December 2021

Thanks to Invisible Oranges for the premiere of the new EP from BARUS on their site today.

Check it out here.....

https://www.invisibleoranges.com/barus-fanges/

Digi CD version to be released this friday - get it here, or direct from the band.

 

Uncle Grasha's Flying Circus - review
Last updated: 17 December 2021

check out a great review for the "Ost" LP from UNCLE GRASHA'S FLYING CIRCUS

Reviewed in the respected "Noise Receptor" zine.

https://noisereceptor.wordpress.com/2021/12/07/ugfc-ost/

 

Haiku Funeral - Drown Their Moons In Blood - digi CD
Last updated: 4 December 2021

the Haiku Funeral "Drown Their Moons In Blood" digi CDs have finally arrived - following some production delays, followed by customs delays.

It's worth the wait - CDs look great, a fitting climax to what is possibly the finest album from Haiku Funeral to date.

All pre-orders are being prepared and leave in the coming days.....Enjoy!!!

 

Esoteric - demo on vinyl
Last updated: 11 November 2021

ESOTERIC - Esoteric Emotions: The Death of Ignorance 2LP

This gatefold 2LP is finally at press - looking forward to getting it released.

However, with vinyl manufacturing times currently so long then I don't anticipate a release until summer 2022.

This will be a limited pressing. More news in a few months......

 

Barus - working with AD
Last updated: 9 November 2021

Over the past few months I have seen the evolution of a new recording from excellent French progressive death metal act - Barus

Two long tracks constructed from the labours of an improvised and creative period. I'm glad to be working on putting out this new EP - Fanges - on digi CD at the end of 2021/early Jan 2022 - with the tape version coming out on Breathe Plastic

Fanges sees Barús exploring new musical and lyrical territories, with complex and progressive structures, while simultaneously reaffirming the band’s commitment to creating a unique strand of oppressive death metal.

More news to follow.....

 

Goatpsalm / Horthodox - Ash
Last updated: 6 November 2021

I'm really pleased to have received copies of the GOATPSALM / HORTHODOX album "Ash" from the pressing plant - slightly later than planned, but well worth the wait. 

A truly exceptional release of thought and endeavour - a collaborative vision that exudes a real affinity to the subject (see informtation posted below)

All orders leaving imminently.....

 

Megalith Levitation - Void Psalms
Last updated: 6 November 2021

Following delays with production, I'm pleased to now have the new MEGALITH LEVITATION  cd in my hands.

A monolithic lysergic doom ritual - heavy and bleak. Check this review out for an idea of what to expect:

https://arrundergroundmetal.blogspot.com/2021/10/recenzja-megalith-levitation-void-psalms.html

All pre-orders are ready to leave.

 

Suffer Yourself - Rip Tide - LP
Last updated: 27 October 2021

We are able to finally announce that the SUFFER YOURSELF "Rip Tide" vinyl is now available - released 29th October 2021

Coming on beautiful coloured vinyl - with printed inner sheet, download code and stickers

Check out this wonderful doom death act - and look out for forthcoming material

 

Haiku Funeral - Youtube track available
Last updated: 13 October 2021

check out the first preview track - "Cherny Shamani" - from the upcoming HAIKU FUNERAL album.....

 

 

Haiku Funeral - Drown Their Moons In Blood
Last updated: 9 October 2021

At press now, planned release date is October 31st. Wonderful new album.....

 

Goatpsalm / Horthodox - Ash
Last updated: 9 October 2021

Slight delay to the planned release date - expecting the CDs here any day now.....

 

Megalith Levitation - Void Psalms
Last updated: 9 October 2021

Slight delay to the planned release date - expecting the CDs here any day now.....

 

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