Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Soon to be released by Rock Stars Kill. Click here for audio downloads.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
It is with great pleasure that I finally get to announce the release of Stahlhartes Gehäuse. This release brings into fruition the labors of the active live action formation of L’Acéphale. When Tim from Parasitic Records introduced the idea of releasing the Book of Lies ep, the development of a full band followed suit. Stahlhartes Gehäuse is the first selection of songs recorded after the ep as a full band. The title of this release is based on a term associated with the notable Sociologist Max Weber. The Cd release of this album also features a re-mastered version of the Book of Lies ep as a bonus “hidden” 4th track.
The Cd is housed in a deluxe 6 panel Digipack with artwork by Garrett Price and Markus Wolff. It also includes lush 24 page booklet with lyrics and text about the various tracks.
Stahlhartes Gehäuse together with the upcoming release Malefeasance soon available from Aurora Borealis records represent the continued development of the sonic threads that were first developed in the demo Mord Und Totschlag. Together they represent the next step forward for L’Acéphale.
New in-depth L'Acephale interview by Drengskap about Stahlhartes Gehäuse and upcoming Malefeasance cd/dlp on Aurora Borealis:
Fenriz from DARKTHRONE made a recent, humbling, blog in response to receiving a copy of Stahlhartes Gehäuse:
Radical Matters has also recently made available an extensive revision of one of the songs from Malefeasance, Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted available as a free download: http://www.radicalmatters.com/asp/web_editions.asp
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First review from: AQUARIUS RECORDS - New Arrivals # 319
L'ACEPHALE "Stahlhartes Gehause" (Parasitic) cd
It's taken two years, but L'Acephale have finally returned. This Northwestern black metal horde, whose debut was a massive hit around here, after it mysteriously showed up one day, has risen from the murk once again, dragging an army of decaying flesh with them, hidden from view in the Cascadian forests, the then proceeded to conjure up all manner of sounds and spirits, capturing them only to flay them alive, spread them out beneath a black sun, guts and all, carefully and meticulously crafting the sonic abomination that is this, their second blackened gospel. Another disturbing hybrid of militaristic martial folk, and furious blasting raw blackness, four songs, long songs, the shortest 12 minutes, the longest nearly 25, the opening, a haunting bit of sampled vocals, militaristic percussion, dense drones, haunting chorales, that goes on for nearly six minutes, building the tension, sprawling out like some black military slowly moving machine like toward their next conquest, until finally, the band explode into action, a black cloud of furious buzzing riffage, blasting beats, grunting growling vocals, all wound up into a woozy dizzyingly blasting bit of lurching blackened metal. And then out of nowhere, the buzz and blast drop away, leaving some dark folk, soft strumming, crooned dramatic vocals, moaning violin, the sound definitely reminiscent of Der Blutharsch or Death In June (or perhaps Blood Axis or Waldteufel, seeing as Markus Wolff, one of the drummers, plays in both), gorgeous and languid and darkly haunting, until the rest of the band joins in, splattering the tranquility with chaotic blasts of wild drumming, and more frenetic riffing, finally dropping out, leaving just the sound of wind, and a woman, singing some sort of folks song. Really intense and mysterious. And that's just the first song!
The other three tracks are just as dense and tangled, with sampled soundtracks, to convoluted Deathspell style blackness, laced with haunting acoustic guitars, the band locking into some seriously intense bursts of mathy buzz, languid stretches of string laced dark ambient folk, simple strum, and mournful melodies, soaring epic sounding black doom, majestic and mighty, super chaotic black psychedelia whipped into a frenzy and wrapped around a women's chorus, like some fucked up black metal opera, deep lumbering minimal drones, sprawling out endlessly, beneath strange bits of creak and groan, and deep intoned voices, some sort of incantation, creepy bits of piano parlor music, all wrapped up in, and surrounded by, jagged shards of grim frosty blackened buzz.
A seriously twisted and magickal collection of ritualistik black art, a litany of musical blasphemies, as lovely and mysterious as they are hellish and haunting. A black covenent scrawled in flesh and blood, and rendered in pure audial evil.
Incredible packaging, 6 panel digipak, with a massive booklet, which tons of diagrams, photos, lyrics, liner notes, as well as text about the meaning behind each song.
Jared Huston - Guitar / Vocals
Garrett Price - Bass / Vocals
Meriel Elster - Keys / Vocals
David Fogg - Guitar / Vocals
Jonah Chason - Drums
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The Static Hymnal V/A 6X C-6O Box Set. We are beyond excited to bring you this project that has been 2 years in the making from 3 labels (Husk/Factotum/Hung Like a Horse) features 42 artists, on 6 c-60's. 6 cassettes of sonic depression and terror fueled electronics. Features some of the best Death Industrial, Drone, Experimental, Noise from around the world. Includes tracks from Wilt/Envenomist/Bernard Mothstal/Red Needled Sea/Jason Schuler/Teeth Collection/Altar of Flies/Family Battle Snake/Ordo Lacrina Christi/Pillars of Heaven/Kam Kassah/Altars/Sewer Goddess/Fat Legs/Josh Lay/Wether/Camisole/Natatraja/Gnarly Sheen/The Fortieth Day/Hallowed Butchery/Ettrick/Riververb/Blue Sabbath Black Cheer/Fermentae/One Lifeless Eye/Tree Creature/Stemcell Research Project/Ben Allen/Breath of Chaos/Steel Hook Prostheses/Scard/Dzakar/Hauntings/Demonologists/Toxicum Aestus/Scythe Death/M. Kourie/Black Moss/Metek/Ryan Unks/Gnaw Their Tongues.
Full color artwork. Edition of 100 copies. $40 ppd in the U.S.
-you can order these from Matthew at Factotum(ex Epicene), myself at Husk, and very soon from Cory at Hung Like a Horse. Thanks.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Saturday, 21 March 2009
The Final Rites of Orbis Nex
In Equinoctial Aftermath
9.30p First Rite
3.00a The End
(Members of Maleficia, Chronicles of Lemur Mutation, Laudanum, Horse Thief, A.C. Way, and I Will Kill You Fucker)
(Deathroes, Crash Worship, R. Jencks)
(L'acephale, Incisional, Drugs – from Portland)
(Throat singing and ritual – from Portland)
(Fauna, Fearthainne – from Olympia)
Last rites will be performed throughout the night by Steve Joyner, Zaskia Morgan, and Jennifer Sullivan. The final act will be performed by Patricia Cram.
CANEPHORA – Jennifer is seeking twenty-one women to participate in her rite. Unearth yourselves and write her via email@example.com
And finally – if there are symbols you carry that you would like to bury with Orbis Nex, or if you possess objects in need of an abyss, Patricia's rite will provide a final resting place for such things. Your object(s) should be relatively small, and should not be capable of spilling or decomposing. When the time arrives, you will be told.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Officers transported the goat, named Buddy, to the precinct and tracked down the owner about an hour later.
Here is a wonderful picture of Buddy in a holding cell.
Monday, February 2, 2009
A compilation of tracks dating back to 2004. Plus a previously unreleased song from 2007. Art by Garrett Price. Release date and label TBA.
Slayer Tribute by Drug Front Productions.
I'll be covering HELL AWAITS. Not sure about the other artists. I'll update this post when I get a final listing. Should be out in a couple months on CD.
I think I'm finally getting inspired by metal again after a obvious long break. (See above.) I've been digging up all my old Godflesh, Bathory, and of course Morbid Angel. New stuff I've found quite appealing: Blood of the Black Owl, Geistus, Verivala, and Forgotten Tomb.