DTP038 AERA – The Craving Within

The Swedish & Norwegian combo is back, this time involving singer Stein Akslen (Blodsgard, Minneriket, Vakslen, V0id&Khaos) together with formed member Ulf Kveldulfsson, with an album able to evoke the epic aurea of the early ’90. All fans into early Borknagar & Ulver stuff will find strong references to the northern hemisphere inspired music. Like walking in front of a majestic scenario AERA accompany the listener to an Epic journey where echoes of past glories and myths play a dominant role. Tracklist: 1. Skaldens Død 05:40 2. Frost Within 08:52 3. Rite of Odin 07:06 4. Profetien 06:20 5. Join Me Tomorrow 08:38 6. Norrøn Magi 06:16 Total running time: 42:52 Release date : January 25th 2019 Bandcamp 2 songs audio preview: Cd edition can be preordered at the new ATMF & I VOIDHANGER Records official eshop METAL ODYSSEY @ https://metalodyssey.8merch.com/product/aera-the-craving-within-cd/... read more

Here’s ATMF & IVR new eshop, METAL ODYSSEY!

Today we inaugurate our new eshop, METAL ODYSSEY! Featuring all the releases from ATMF, I Voidhanger Records, A Sadness Song and De Tenebrarum Principio, the METAL ODYSSEY eshop will provide worldwide professional delivery, first class customer service and nice prices. From now on, we will use Bandcamp exclusively for promotion and digital sales, while physical products will be available for purchase from our eshop first, and through our usual distribution channels later. We’ve open preorders to the JOYLESS cult re-edition. Join the obscurantist horde at: https://metalodyssey.8merch.com/... read more

JOYLESS – “Unlimited Hate” & JOYLESS – “Wisdom & Arrogance” Cult 008/009

Shortly following the successful re-editions of FORGOTTEN WOODS’ cult albums “As The Wolves gather” and “The Curse of Mankind”, it’s now time to offer the same treatment to the most controversial and innovative project of the Norwegian combo, JOYLESS. “Unlimited Hate” has been the starting point of the JOYLESS experience. Originally presented in 1997, part of the album was created for FORGOTTEN WOODS and therefore recalls their typical Norwegian black metal rawness, but filtered through new wave & post-rock elements that made this negative piece of art unique. The cult edition of “Unlimited Hate” includes 3 extra songs that have to be considered, according to Rune Vedaa’s opinion, as the perfect link between the 2 efforts: “Fulfillment and Entity’s Embraced” from the split vs Apokryphus, “Swansmile” and “Room of Velvet Splendour Pt.2” from the “Blue in the Face” 99′ EP. “Wisdom & Arrogance” is of course the second output of the project, but also the first to show JOYLESS in a comprehensive form, an evolution of the first wild signs that characterized the band’s debut, with songs swifting towards more contaminated negative rock territories. The album has been indeed an influence on the scene and was released by the young Kvarforth (Shining) via his personal label Selbstmord Services. Both these albums have become part of the ATMF cult edition series to emphasize their importance in experimenting different forms of hateful and negative music, showing the potential progression that Black Metal would have reached at a later stage, and making of JOYLESS a precursor of that irreverent attitude and creativity later flaunted by bands like Lifelover and Shining. “Unlimited Hate”... read more

CULT007 FALGAR – La Dama Del Alba

What if Varg Vikernes’ most appreciated masterpieces Hvis Lyset Tar Oss/Filosofem era would be projected on a melancholic and medieval artistic environment ? The answer, improved by skillful arrangements & a prominent emotional vibe, may be “La Dama Del Alba”. ATMF cult editions take back from the ashes another small gem of the very underground, from Falgar, a project moving from the Black Metal fields of this album to recently land to folk territories. Originally released by Nebular Winter Productions on cassette format “La Dama Del Alba” can be in many ways considered as one of the most remarkable manifestations of the post-burzumish depressive/melancholic wave. Forgotten by the most powerful promotional & distribution channels the cult edition finally provides to this small piece of art a whorty form. The edition is enriched by 2 bonus songs “The Whispers of Diana” & “Her Sacred Dwelling”, never released before on cd format, chosen by the artist as representative of the pre-Dama del Alba Falgar artistic form. “La Dama Del Alba” is now a glorious artistic epitaph of the cult edition, together with the more macabre counterpart Beatrik’s “Journey Through the End of Life”. Cat Number: CULT007 tracklist: 1.    Invocación    01:11 2.    La dama del alba    06:57 3.    Renacimiento    06:25 4.    Seguiré    05:46 5.    Fango y frío    05:11 6.    Laberintos    05:54 7.    Artemisa    06:25 8.    The Whispers of Diana  06:32 9.    Her Sacred Dwelling   08:32 Total Duration: 52 min 53 sec ATMF bandcamp / Falgar  – La Dama Del Alba https://atmfsssdtp.bandcamp.com/album/la-dama-del-alba ATMF eshop:... read more

SSS022 LASCAR – Wildlife

Dreaming & evocative music as the unique Lascar experience is able to spread, Wildlife is slightly different from Saudade for a more varied songwriting approach, alternating mid tempo to some faster parts, in a more many-sided way. A sensible romantic vision on the naturalistic world is the exact picture that Lascar’s music paints on the canvas. Luckely this mature form of musical evolution is not missing their introspectve target. The sometimes apparently calm feeling give a chance & glimpse to the modern man to further investigate about the sense of loss and misunderstanding of the schizophrenic human evolution. The web lays over our head. Release Date: October 25th, 2018 Cat Number: SSS022 Tracklist: 1 The Disdain 06:27 2 Petals 06:06 3 Submission 05:57 4 the Zenith 06:43 5 Fatigure 07:01 6 The Majestic Decay 08:02 Total Running Time: 40 min 26 sec Pre-order via Bandcamp & 2 songs streaming preview: https://atmfsssdtp.bandcamp.com/album/wildlife ATMF ESHOP PREORDER:... read more

DTP037 ELEGIAC – Pagan Storm

Forging the New wave of USBM ELEGIAC are into this creative and productive overwhelming attitude that all the most influent bands of the ’90 where in at their very beginning. Nevertheless ”Pagan Storm” is moving from the more straight ahead approach of the previous “Black Clouds of War” to a more varied and mature song-writing, alternating the typical assaults to solid imposing mid tempos. The feeling getting in to the album is to proceed deeper and deeper into the heritage gut. Pagan Storm dwells with the most typical references of the early Scandinavian heritage influenced by the more pragmatic synthesis of the USBM roughness. On the aesthetic musically manifested on a rude attitude, not caring about all the modern post frills, we can perceive “Pagan Storm” as the voice of the rotten ruins, an echo of the primordial hate. Strictly limited to 300 copies edition on the same quality digipak format. 1. Rituals of War 8:17 2. Allegiance and Honor 5:07 3. Somber Morning 10:20 4. Through Ancient Eyes 7:33 5. Purity of Winter 7:03 6. Golden Fires of Victory 6:49 7. Pagan Storm 7:16 8. Ancient Spirit 9:41 Total Running Time: 1:02:06 order your copy there: ELEGIAC – PAGAN STORM... read more


Kommandant – Blood Eel cat number: ATMF047 1 Absolutum 4:05 2 Blood Eel 7:15 3 The Struggle 5:25 4 Ice Giant 8:47 5 Cimmerian Thrust 7:42 6 Aeon Generator 7:10 7 Moon…The Last Man 8:14 Total running time 48:38 min During their years of activity KOMMANDANT showed how consistency can match in a constructive way with progression forging a solid extreme metal aggression. The misappropriate ear can easily point out how a crossover of Black Metal & Brutal Death can be a label for KOMMANDANT, but the story is far more complex. “Blood Eel” is the most obvious symptom of this artistic path. The production is taking the coldness of the ’90 bm fetish to a professional and powerful soundscape where all instruments take part to the murderous party. Drums performance is huge and if any reference can be recalled as the Marduk capability of Panzer Division, this one meets the darker and oppressive side of Black Metal on the guitars side. Following the eureka moment of the cover the cruelty of human nature meets the purity and apparent starlit calm of the cosmos, with something breeding on the background ready to explode. The moment after the first atmospheric suspense of the intro is a storm of aggression, where the few moments of peaceful interludes just make the whole thing even more impressive. KOMMANDANT combine the strength of Marduk & Infernal War with the subtle shadings of conceptual depth. Feeding on the confusion and scorn of our times, this is the sonic renaissance annealed by a hammer of destruction. “Blood Eel” will see the light on 2 high quality... read more

AQUILUS “Griseus” celebrative T-SHIRT

AQUILUS “Griseus”, released by ATMF on December 2011, is still to be recognized as one of the most impressive and powerful new century artistic creations. ATMF is proud to announce an AQUILUS celebrative T-SHIRT. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXL. FRUIT OF THE LOOM Valueweight T-shirt is expected to be in Stock on June 15th, 2018. Preorder are active on our eshop: https://eshop.atmf.net/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=36307 and on the merchandise section of our bandcamp page: https://atmfsssdtp.bandcamp.com/merch/aquilus-official-t-shirt-in-stock-on-june-25th-2018... read more

2ND ATMF FEST on September 1st, 2018

The 2nd edition of the ATMF fest will keep on burning the black flame. Symphonic and Atmospheric Black Metal fans will have the chance to catch onstage THE NEGATIVE BIAS, who release a very succesfull debut album on late 2017 via ATMF, featuring on the keys the GOLDEN DAWN’s mastermind. NIBIRU will evocate hell with their rusty, dirty, Lovecraft inspired, slugdy drone-doom metal, the chtonic forces will raise upon the stage. After we missed the very best of the Italian Black Metal Scene NOVA overtook the weight of oncarring the flag of the Ossianic & Epic Black Metal, they will once again join the ATMF fest stage. The festival will also promote some interesting local bands manifesting the most genuine form of Black Metal / Death Metal. AGANIS are one of the most promising bands of the Italian scene, featuring a very evocative and obscure form of Occult Black Metal. CHRONIC HATE deals with technical and skillful Death Metal and will provide fresh blood to the fest. GATES OF DOOM propose a personal merging of Epic Death/Black Metal. Here’s the bill: THE NEGATIVE BIAS (AUT) Symphonic-Atmospheric Black Metal NIBIRU (IT) Psychedelic Sludge/Drone/Doom Metal NOVA (IT) Ossianic Black Metal CHRONIC HATE (IT) Technical Death Metal AGANIS (IT) Illyrian Black Metal GATES OF DOOM (IT) Epic Black Metal Date : September 1st, 2018 Venue: Campo Sportivo di Vedronza / Njivica, LUSEVERA (UD), ITALY Opening Time: 18:30 pm. As for the past edition we’ll grant FREE ENTRY & FREE CAMPING. FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/119287432269285/ ATMF FEST’s FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/ATMF-FEST-146951152605419/ THE NEGATIVE BIAS (AUT) Symphonic-Atmospheric Black Metal https://www.facebook.com/thenegativebias/ NIBIRU (IT) Psychedelic Sludge/Drone/Doom Metal https://www.facebook.com/nibiruritual/ NOVA (IT)... read more

Ghostbound inks deal with A Sad Sadness Song

Ghostbound was initially formed as the long-gestating vehicle for the songwriting of Brooklyn-based musician/actor Alec A. Head (Kosmodemonic). Founded when he was still in his teens under the name of Timshel, Ghostbound did not truly take form until 2013, at which he point he began to seek like-minded musicians in an effort to complete what he started years before. Exploring themes of life, loss, grief, isolation, wanderings both inner and outer, and the simultaneously friendly and vicious ghosts that hover beside all of us. All is Phantom, the imminently-released debut long-player, represents the culmination of the band’s effort and vision to date. There is a time to divide and there’s a chance to unite common feelings onto a musical landscape. Cinematic rock/metal with nods toward black metal, post-punk, 80s “big music” in the vein of Crowded House, The Waterboys, Big Country et al, in addition to ambient/atmospheric music, and the Singer/Songwriters of yesteryear. Fans of Anathema, Alcest, Wovenhand, Agalloch, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Scott Walker, Talk Talk, and The Chameleons would do well to hear this. Debut album titled “All is Phantom” will be published by A Sad Sadness Song in June 2018, more news and details to come. www.facebook.com/GhostboundThrone... read more

ATMF046 NOVA – “Soli Contro il Mondo” Ltd A5 Digipak with embossed items on the cover

The highly anticipated NOVA come-back “Soli Contro il Mondo” will be in stock on December 18th, 2017 on a special limited to 300 units A5 Digiapak Format. As fro the NOVA’s debut artwork has been crafted by the notorious artist Francesco Gemelli (Abigor, Katatonia and many other to be mentioned) Pre-orders have been activated on both ATMF ESHOP ATMF BANDCAMP Physical format will include 1 extra hidden track. Tracklist: 1) Guerra per il Firmamento 5:31 2) Crolla l’Empireo 3:55 3) Pietra della Corona di Lucifero 5:34 4) Soli Contro il Mondo 3:39 5) Pendenti da Forche 3:52 6) Contro il Drago e il Toro 4:11 7) Ad Apollo 2:48 8) Universo Campo di Sterminio 5:05 9) Terra dei Morti 4:37 10) hidden track Preview songs are available @ATMF Bandacamp “Soli Contro il Mondo”, Alone standing against the world, has to be considered as the spiritual continuation of “il Ritorno” , The Return, where a collective rediscover of forgotten references is made living on a naturally hostile environment. Moving to the musical and creative side new solutions have been evolved into the typical Nova sound. Kali Yuga is meant as a vicious joke of the demiurge, that shaped a human shell simulacrum, where we have been thrown. Breaking the veil of Maya, the musicality of the medieval Black Metal poetry of the Troubadours traditions meets the speed and intensity of the modern Archeofuturismo. This revolt movement born in Italian to reverse the decadent situation taking ancient inspiration to an instinctive modern form, takes Nova to sharpen their riffs to evoke pre-human strengths. On the background there will be some essential... read more

CULT006 FORGOTTEN WOODS – “The Curse of Mankind” Digipak

Originally released in 1996, “The Curse of Mankind” is generally considered as a true milestone in the Norwegian band’s discography. A reference point for the parallel project known as Joyless, this Forgotten Woods’ classic drowns a raging coldness into a decaying scenario. “The Curse Of Mankind” is to be considered as a primeval evolution of the typical grim Norwegian Black Metal style, in a similar way to how Burzum evolved into a more transcendental naturalistic form. It reaches an epic mood without choosing the easiest way, instead digging into dark territories. Contempt and spite upon a scene seeking for a commercial label proved to be an incredible source of inspiration in shaping an unique album. Following the success of the “As the Wolves Gather” reissue, with this new chapter ATMF adds another gem to its series of cult editions. The first run is limited to 500 copies and includes an unreleased / alternative song as well as the usual extensive track-by-track retrospective by former member Rune Vedda, explaining all the direct and indirect inspirations that made “The Curse… ” to happen. The liner notes will be accompanied with the old, original artwork, to not ruin the album’s primeval feeling. We emphasize that this new edition of “The Curse Of Mankind” is the only edition fully endorsed and supported by Forgotten Woods, any other edition is simply ripping-off their rights and their fans. Release date : January 12th 2018   Format: Luxury Digipak ed. ltd to 500 copies with extensive booklet Overmotets pris 12:14 My Scars Hold Your Dreams 13:10 The Starlit Waters / I, the Mountain 18:26 With Swans I’ll Share My Thirst 04:40... read more

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