ATMF047  Kommandant – Blood Eel

ATMF047 Kommandant – Blood Eel

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

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...
CULT006 FORGOTTEN WOODS – “The Curse of Mankind” Digipak

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...
ATMF044 THE NEGATIVE BIAS –  Lamentation of the Chaos Omega

ATMF044 THE NEGATIVE BIAS – Lamentation of the Chaos Omega

Can we expect something ambitious moving from the late 90ies Black metal inspiration?
Does Atmospheric Black Metal finally break the borders? I.F.S. (ex ALASTOR) as the main founder of THE NEGATIVE BIAS realizes his own visions with the musical help of S.T. of the seminal project GOLDEN DAWN (band active since 1992) & RAUHNÅCHT.
Their symphonic musicianship is now at the service of this new project.
Mixing futurist pessimist cold perceptions and a visionary spectrum of primeval fear, THE NEGATIVE BIAS looks over the usual terrestrial wall, raising an even more disturbing assumption on the novel of the future.
 Hate can be easily analyzed by the human science but opening the portal of a new experimental universe may raise new monsters. The musical approach of this album consists of wisely alternated atmospheric and ambient layers over Symphonic Black Metal that doesn’t run the risk to sound too nostalgic, but that aspires to paint a new flux. There is no feeling of being merely lost in the cosmos but following a precise conceptual storyboard and complex songwriting, still lot has to be told by the music itself. “The Negative Bias (TNB) will transform you into the might of infinity, a transcendental nightmare from the deepest darkspace. We want to create a special evocative atmosphere that awakes the internal need for destruction, but also in the same step the glorious desire to end all in chaos. With ATMF we have found a superb partner for the upcoming releases and a future collaboration.” (I.F.S.) The first record will be named
-LAMENTATION OF THE CHAOS OMEGA- and will include 6 tracks full of cosmic faith. To be...
CULT004 – PERISHED – KARK Limited Luxury Digipak Edition with extra tracks & LP edition including cult 7”

CULT004 – PERISHED – KARK Limited Luxury Digipak Edition with extra tracks & LP edition including cult 7”

Digipak, 2017 CULT004 PERISHED – KARK Limited Luxury Digipak Edition with extra tracks & LP edition including cult 7” Satyricon and Enslaved have been milestone builders for the Viking-inspired theme of the Norwegian Black Metal saga. But there’s an hidden gem, born out of the Norwegian womb, that the acolytes of this unique 90s Black Metal atmosphere recognize as a classic: this is Perished’s “Kark”. Formed on 1991, Perished forged 2 solid demos, “In Hoc Signo Vinces” (1993) and “Through the Black Mist” (1994); the “Perished” EP released in 1996 soon became an iconic collector item and granted them a deal for the release of their debut album on Solistitium Records, the same label of bands like Behemoth, Horna, Helheim, Isvind, Nocternity, Tsjuder & Wyrd. “Kark” was published the first time in 1998 on both Cd & Limited LP edition: an admirable example of darkly epic Norwegian Black Metal, where overwhelming riffs were taking the folk inspiration to the evocative goal. Scheduled for a June 26th release and strictly limited to 500 copies, the deluxe Digipak CD edition of “Kark” will include a retrospective of the album concept and musical inspiration made by the band as well as 3 bonus tracks: the previously unreleased song “A Landscape of Flames”, and the 2 tracks from the “Perished” 7” EP, “Kald Som Aldri Før” and “Gjennom Skjærende Lys”. The LP Edition, out in October, will come with an insert including the same band retrospective, but apart from that it will be faithful to the original LP edition. First 200 copies will come together with a bonus 7″ containing the eponymous cult...
CULT005 – FORGOTTEN WOODS – AS THE WOLVES GATHER + SJEL AV NATTEN [Digipak]

CULT005 – FORGOTTEN WOODS – AS THE WOLVES GATHER + SJEL AV NATTEN [Digipak]

[Digipak] CULT005 2017 ATMF Release: ENGLISH V.: Two essential contributions to the history of Norwegian Black Metal, both recorded in 1994, Forgotten Woods’ “As The Wolves Gather” & “Sjel Av Natten” will become part of the ATMF’s collectors editions on a very special format: Digipak CD, 24-page booklet with unreleased photos and an early-days retrospective by Rune Vedda, Forgotten Woods’ former member. Rune will further contribute to this edition with additional notes to every song, explaining the band’s musical approach and concept. These classics will finally achieve the editions they deserve. Any version still printed and sold by No Colours has to be considered as unofficial, not formally agreed with the band, which doesn’t get any kind of royalties. Therefore, Forgotten Woods invite all the fans to not support No Colours’ unofficial represses. “ATMF has provided a glorious haven for Forgotten Woods to reside in for many years and will continue to do so in the future. There is no interest in dealing with other labels. Any releases put forth by other (thieving) labels are to be considered unofficial.” – Forgotten Woods, 2017. Cult005 – Forgotten Woods – “As The Wolves Gather / Sjel Av Natten” will be released on May 5th. Pre-order available on March 13th via Bandcamp and Eshop GERMAN V.: Die bedeutendsten Beiträge der Forgotten Woods für die Geschichte des norwegischen Black Metals “As The Wolves Gather” und die EP “Sjel Av Natten”, die beide 1994 aufgenommen wurden, werden in der Reihe “Cult” von ATMF in einer Form veröffentlicht, die ihrem geschichtlichen Wert nachkommt. Es handelt sich um ein Digipak mit einem 24-seitigen Booklet mit unveröffentlichten...

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