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

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


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

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

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






Pre-orders available from:

Mourning Dawn (all formats),

Aesthetic Death (digi CD and LP) 

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

Depressive Illusions (tape)

Mourning Dawn
Last updated: 16 November 2023


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

new MOURNING DAWN album.......



Mourning Dawn - new album to be confirmed soon.....
Last updated: 19 October 2023

The time draws closer.....

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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



Suffer Yourself - YT clip
Last updated: 23 September 2023

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

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

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

A wonderful slab of funeral doom-laden death metal.

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


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

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



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

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

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

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

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


Here's how it works:

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

- P&P is the same as usual 



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

Support underground music/culture and physical media!

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

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

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

2LP version to be released soon after.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

Look out for this one!!



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

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

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

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

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



Aesthetic Death website + YT
Last updated: 16 July 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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



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


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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

Hateful, drug-influenced, tortured doom. Essential.



AD YouTube Channel
Last updated: 4 June 2023

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

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


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

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

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

Please contact Gurgling Gore directly for order details -



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

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


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


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

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

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



Mesmur - Chthonic
Last updated: 1 June 2023

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

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


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

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

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

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




Megalith Levitation - promo video
Last updated: 22 April 2023

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


Violenta Domestica - Despicable
Last updated: 21 April 2023

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

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


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


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

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

- Free digital version at and



New website layout
Last updated: 3 April 2023

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

Have a look at

Any feedback (or problems) can be sent to or

new album from The Slumbering
Last updated: 28 March 2023

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

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

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

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

Released May 12th 2023

Support obscure underground music and physical media!!



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

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

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



Mesmur - preview track
Last updated: 17 March 2023

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

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

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

Mesmur - Chthonic
Last updated: 24 February 2023

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

Thanks for your patience with this.

Estrangement review
Last updated: 21 February 2023

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

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

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

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

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

Any questions just drop me an email.

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

Released now and available.

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

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

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

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



Megalith Levitation - Obscure Fire
Last updated: 6 January 2023

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

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

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

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



Mesmur - new album
Last updated: 6 January 2023

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

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

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

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



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