Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New Release: Dakhma - Hamkar Atonement

The kindred spirit has been unleashed...

"Fool! Gaze upon thine feeble flesh, the true lord's malice is already upon thee! Be unburdened by your good thoughts and kind spirit, unshackled from Ohrmazd's lie! There is but one who may withstand the glorious fall, and whence has he gone? The creator has forsaken thee..."

At long last, Dakhma's debut album "Hamkar Atonement" is upon us. Released through Iron Bonehead productions on vinyl LP and CD formats on September 28th, 2018, the album spans over 70 minutes of ancient, ritualistic sonic devastation.





Enter the true death here...

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Seal of Plagues: Renewal

"Under the crimson primordial sky, a wretched warlock reached into the dark embrace. His fist closed around the serpent's eye, strange yet eternal. It glowed from within, strange and eternal." 


This is the seat of the Helvetic Underground Committee.




Sunday, July 8, 2018

Upcoming Release: Dakhma - Hamkar Atonement

At long last, Dakhma will release their debut album "Hamkar Atonement" through Iron Bonehead Productions on vinyl LP and CD formats on September 28th, 2018. The album spans over 70 minutes of ancient, ritualistic sonic devastation.


The Avestan word "Hamkar", which literally translates to "co-worker" or "helper", is used in reference to the daeva of Angra Mainyu (in middle Persian: Ahriman), himself the omnimalevolent and most destructive spirit. In the collection of texts describing Zoroastrian cosmogony and creation, traditionally called Bundahishn, Angra Mainyu creates a horde of daeva to counter the creation of cosmos by Ahura Mazda (in middle Persian: Ohrmazd or Ormuzd), with each daeva mirroring an opposite Amesha Spenta (lit. "immortal (which is) holy"; a class of divine and immortal holy entities who serve Ormazd). In mirroring the tasks of the Amesha Spentas as servants of Ohrmazd, daeva are the instrument through which Ahriman creates all the horrors in the world. Following the interpretation laid out in texts such as the "Shayest ne shayest", where the daeva are seen as being utterly real and not mere philosophical representations, the music contained on Hamkar Atonement describes creation through the ultimate destruction of Ohrmazd's good deeds, good thoughts and good work by the daeva. Hamkar Atonement begins with the demise of Ohrmazd and therefore the destruction of all that is holy on the earth, allowing the daeva to roam free and corrupt human existence, described in greater detail throughout the album. Each song serves a specific narrative purpose, be it the dedication to a specific daeva or describing the results of their exploits on earth. What follows is a musical journey through the horror and corruption brought forth by the daeva, until a black sea of dread washes over the earth and extinguishes the last holy flame, leaving only death, triumphant, the great prophet.



Tracklist:

1. The Glorious Fall Of Ohrmazd (Hail Death, Triumphant)
2. Akhoman (Spill The Blood)
3. Varun (Of Unnatural Lust)
4. Nanghait (Born Of Fire)
5. Spendarmad (Holy Devotion)
6. Gannag Menog (Foul Death, Triumphant)
7. ...Of Great Prophets

Behold Track 4, Nanghait (Born Of Fire), here.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

New Release: Lykhaeon - Ominous Eradication Of Anguished Souls

At long last, Lykhaeon's EP Ominous Eradication Of Anguished Souls is upon us. The two tomes contained on this disc explore the ancient spirits of those long forgotten, of spirits shunned and buried long ago. Now, they are silent no longer and revealed for all to see...

Ominous Eradication Of Anguished Souls can be ordered here.









Saturday, May 26, 2018

New Release: LYKHAEON - Ominous Eradication Of Anguished Souls

At long last, the seal containing the tome of "Ominous Eradication Of Anguished Souls" has been shattered. This release has been kept at bay for over two years and is only now festering upon the ears of those who dare excavate its treacherous sounds.

This is merely the first step on Lykhaeon's new path, an ill omen of what is to come and what has yet to be unearthed... Until then, fester upon the audio contamination brought forth by the Helvetic Underground Committee's most senior member...


A stream and download has been made available by the band here. Physical copies will be available in a few days.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

New Release - DEATH. VOID. TERROR. - To The Great Monolith I

IT IS THE AIM OF OUR SOULS TO BECOME GOD

Death. Void. Terror.'s utterly disturbing debut album is available now in vinyl and CD formats and can be purchased here from practitioners or Iron Bonehead Productions.




In serving as vessels for the Great Monolith, Death. Void. Terror. manages to create truly unconscious music that transcends the boundaries of conventional genre norms such as composition and performance. Taken from the detailed explanation provided by the practitioners themselves: "The purest expression is derived from the seed planted by exposure to the Great Monolith. Such exposure requires relentless concentration of the practitioner to withstand its force, while simultaneously being able to remain disengaged from any immediate surroundings.

This form of detached concentration is ideally achieved through the unconscious state, meaning that the immediate senses must be abandoned in favor of surrendering one's expressive abilities to direction by the Void. It is in this context that pure expression can be sought and that conventional boundaries of contemporary composition and humanist genre pre-definitions can be transcended. Only then can a manifestation of the Great Monolith be witnessed."

No order. No origin. No though. Death. Void. Terror.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Interview - DEATH. VOID. TERROR.

In anticipation for the release of Death. Void. Terror's debut full-length this Friday, May 4th, Indy Metal Vault is streaming these horrific sounds of the Void in their entirety here.



Death. Void. Terror. further agreed to a wide ranging interview, going in-depth and to great lengths to explain the underlying concepts and inner workings of what they create and why it is necessary.

"To The Great Monolith I" is nearly upon us, a surreal, trance-like exploration of the Great Monolith through the subconscious. Open yourself to its black embrace...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

New Release: UNGFELL - Mythen, Mären, Pestilenz

At long last, Ungfell's sophomore full-length torrent of savage riff debauchery "Mythen, Mären, Pestilenz" is available in digital, CD and LP formats. We understand that the LP version is currently sold out but a repress is targeted for summer that will be identical to the first pressing. Ungfell proudly carries the torch of the Helvetic Underground Committee in this first release for 2018 and have unleashed an album containing ten songs of original, furious audio devastation. While many are likely to dabble due to what they perceive to be immediate accessibility to the music, few will actually take the time to understand the concepts explored and the long forgotten forces unshackled herein.

Eisenwald Tonschmiede has made the record available for streaming here, so take heed and indulge in these long forgotten medieval rites and beware the rabid march of the "Wüetisheer"...

Order the album here or from your local distributor.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

New Release: UNGFELL - Mythen, Mären, Pestilenz

We are pleased to announce that the essential purveyors of helvetic walpurgis audio devastation, Ungfell, are poised to unshackle their forthcoming sophomore full-length album, "Mythen, Mären, Pestilenz" through Eisenwald Tonschmiede.

Presenting a more focused, honed and thus significantly more lethal approach in comparison to Ungfell's debut, "Mythen, Mären, Pestilenz" displays a striking audial assault, interspersed with riffcraft that is simultaneously gripping and pulverizing.

Pre-order this vile creation here. The vinyl edition is currently sold out but will be made available again in the summer time.



Travel far into times long forgotten and be annihilated by "De Türst und s Wüetisheer".

Friday, February 9, 2018

New Release: DEATH. VOID. TERROR. - To The Great Monolith I

We are pleased to announce that Death. Void. Terror.'s consuming debut full-length album, To The Great Monolith I, will be released on May 4th, 2018, through Iron Bonehead Productions on CD and Vinyl formats. To The Great Monolith I consists of two tracks, (-------) and (----), exploring the complete abandonment of contemporary compositional and genre conventions in order to approximate something truly dark, grand and sinister.


Be partially consumed by the void here.