Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Terre Update / El-Ahrairah Represses

I apologize for the first non-rip post, especially after such a long bout of silence, but just a quick plug.  We at A Terre have a batch of new releases scheduled for the coming weeks over at our bigcartel site, up now for preorder:

Shaidar Logoth - Chapter I - The Peddler MC
Straightforward black metal from Minnesota. Enormous guitars and pummeling drums and a machine gun vocal attack. 4 tracks on 50 cassettes.

Venowl/Marsh - A Collaboration MC
A short yet powerful piece of non-music, this tape combines the minds of Illinois's own noise/black metallers, Venowl, and Minnesota's black metal act, Marsh, for two songs of harsh blackened noise. Edition of 25 cassettes.

El-Ahrairah - Self Titled MC repress
Second pressing of the first cassette from this Minnesota Black Metal act. Remastered for cassette with updated artwork. Edition of 50 cassettes.

El-Ahrairah - The Blessing MC repress
Second pressing of the second demo from El-Ahrairah. A more straight forward approach to black metal on this tape. Edition of 50 cassettes.

El-Ahrairah - The Demos 2xMC box
Lavish double cassette box which includes the first two demos, a booklet with lyrics and new artwork, and a screen-printed logo patch. Edition of 25 copies.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Drowning the Light - The Land of the Dead Sun [MLP] (2011)

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A very bizarre release.  Azgorh teamed up with Shatraug, Molestor, and Stormheit during his tour thru Finland and this record was the product.  That in and of itself is very normal; just some bros makin' beats, but I am infinitely baffled as to why it has nationalist themes..  Australia and Finland, so oppressed, so stained with blood together by those big bully Christians.  But, yeah, this record rips.  Buzzsaw guitars, tortured shrieks, and one of the gnarliest bass tones I've ever heard, it sounds like a mechanical shark dropped 8 octaves through a pitch shift pedal.  And as odd as the nationalist themes on this record are, they do set the backbone for some pretty triumphant riffs.  Hail victory Finlandaustralia I guess.

(Oh, and my bad about that annoying ground buzz between tracks; I'll rip it again)

Confuse - Indignation [LP] (1997)

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This is THE D-beat chaos noise raw punk album. Confuse's "Indignation", originally released in 1984 on cassette, set the standard for the D-beat, noise punk, and crust bands of today. Hailing from Japan, which seems to be the center of everything awesome in the world, Confuse decimates everything in its path. There are not enough words for me to describe the power of this record. Just listen and distort 'til deafness.

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Witchfynde - In The Stars [EP] (1980)

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Witchfynde was a band from Britain in the mid 70s that rode in on the NWOBHM. This is their second single from 1980. It features two songs that have the elements of classic rock, NWOBHM, and even (sort of a stretch) doom. This record is catchy as fuck. Seriously, you'll listen to it once and be singing it the rest of the day. But, despite it's catchy-ness, it's still a hard hitting attack. Also, my copy didn't come with a cover, it was just the dust sleeve, so the cover scans are not mine.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Akitsa - Soleil Noir [PicLP] (2004)

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Absolutely killer EP from Akitsa, containing some of their best material spanning from noise to black metal to oi.  In the blown out, punkish vein of early Absurd, this record stomps through each track with furious momentum.

But, seriously, La Retour du Soleil Noir, great oi track. Soleeeeeeeil Nooooooir.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law [LP] (1988)

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Imagine a bulldozer driving through a horde of Orcs and Trolls, killing everything in it's path, while simultaneously making ears bleed. This is the sound of Bolt Thrower's first full length. Bolt Thrower is from the U.K. and plays early Bolt Thrower-worship. \m/ This album fucking decimates. Released in 1988, this album is still more brutal than a lot of "Death Metal" albums out today. Take note posers, this is how it's done.

more pics after the break.