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...
ATMF041 – DIGIR GIDIM – I THOUGHT THERE WAS THE SUN AWAITING MY AWAKENING

ATMF041 – DIGIR GIDIM – I THOUGHT THERE WAS THE SUN AWAITING MY AWAKENING

Titaan’s debut, crafted by one of the 2 creative sides of Digir Gidim, was one of the hypes in the esoteric and occult Black Metal field on 2016. If Titaan was showing how to digest an extreme juxtaposition of cruel and enthralling fast parts and ambient/ atmospheric suites, Digir Gidim starts from a more synthetic but yet powerfully evocative strength. Ritualistic choirs performing a unique Sumerian archaic atmosphere are blended into deep and profound sounds and the poisoned Black Metal guitar lines, not merely playing on the usual fields but carving deeper and deeper into the listener subconscious halls. References can be somewhere found on the Spektr & Blut Aus Nord more inspired musical rites, but the personal concept, the musicality of each song and the sense of understanding of the pillars of the creation make “I Thought…” a remarkable album, hard to be compared. If Melecesh and Nile are stuck into a merely historical approach not stepping over the metal boundaries Digir Gidim are the answer to take the synthesis of this spiritual and cultural vision both musically and conceptually. Digir was a cuneiform symbol made to represent supreme divinity An or Anu, It also denotes a God if it’s placed in front of a name. Ego, the rotten gift of civilization and all religions related to the 4 senses is dissolved on a primordial return to elevate the supreme will.. This process has to pass through 7 portals, transcending the meaning of good and bad as lately managed by dominant modern religions, following instead the Sumerian path. Not to be slaves but to become a unity the...
ATMF042 – CORPUS DIAVOLIS – ATRA LUMEN

ATMF042 – CORPUS DIAVOLIS – ATRA LUMEN

Cd, 2017 The immanent shadow of the Dark One guiding the initiate bringer of the dark light to the path of knowledge, the essence of the earth and the realm of the flesh. Musically conceiving a ritualistic feeling into the vibes of Black Metal, Corpus Diavolis never got tempted to lose themselves on their own musical maelstrom, forging a solid and threatening monumental opus. Conceptual points of references are Ceremonial Magic, Shamanism, Tarot, A. Crowley’s esoteric journey, A. Jodorowsky’s philosophical transcendence. Atra Lumen was recorded, mixed and mastered in April and May in the Priory Recording Studios, Birmingham UK by Greg Chandler (ESOTERIC, LYCHGATE). The French satanic acolytes recently shared the stage with bands like INQUISITION, BELPHEGOR & NIGHTBRINGER. Digital Sale / Preview: Tracklist: 1. Revelations Before Dawn 2. The Ardent Jewel of His Presence 3. L’Oeil Unique 4. Signs Of End Times 5. Wine of The Beast 6. Flesh to Flesh 7. Thy Glorification 8. Sick Waters Total running time : 44 minutes BUY PHYSICAL NOW BUY...
ATMF039 – HAAR / UR DRAUGR – Ur Draugr / Haar (split 4-panel Digipak cd)

ATMF039 – HAAR / UR DRAUGR – Ur Draugr / Haar (split 4-panel Digipak cd)

Cd, 2016 Black and death metal are often regarded as hostile to innovation, preferring instead to rely on staid ideas. A new alliance between HAAR, the forefront of Scotland’s discordant avant-garde, and UR-DRAUGR, a mighty, progressive Australian black metal force, proves that such orthodoxy is merely a border to be crossed by the curious. Perfectly merging the musical atmosphere and sinister evokations of both artists, this split release is powerfully supported by the artistic vision of Costin Chioreanu, who has truly captured the essence of Ur Draugr and Haar’s message in visual manifestation. Over the course of three dissonant, savage tracks, Haar explore the concept of Sehnsucht, the almost pathological yearning the human psyche has for faith, to believe in some sort of supernatural essence or meaning, to find significance or resonance amidst the chaos of mundane existence. Ur Draugr contribute with a single, esoteric track of nearly twenty minutes in length, which inducts the listener into a journey inspired by the philosophical traditions of Baudrillard and Nietzsche, Lovecraft’s Dream Cycle, and Robert Chambers’ ‘The King in Yellow’. Digital Preview / Sale: TRACKLIST 1 – Haar – Extinction 08:30 2 – Haar – Strings 06:31 3 – Haar – Architects 07:54 4 – Ur Draugr – The Vista Profunda 19:40 Total Running Time: 42:35 BUY PHYSICAL NOW BUY...
ATMF040 – THE LOOM OF TIME – NIHILREICH

ATMF040 – THE LOOM OF TIME – NIHILREICH

The Loom of Time is a novel blend of black metal, death metal and doom – music that constantly forges forward, but keeps its roots in the unassailable heritage of rock and heavy metal. In a world of passionless, formulaic music, Loom gives us a glimpse of what metal might have been had the genre progressed without leaving behind the grit, fire, depth and creativity that today’s trend-chasers never seemed to grasp. Some people may recall shadings of the early Marduk saga or references as Immortal, Emperor, tempered with Candlemass doom epic & Angel Witch feeling, creates a sound that keeps the soul of heavy metal intact, whilst stepping forward musically and lyrically – facing the questions that confront mankind, that may never truly be answered. The band is a perfect example of the ATMF attitude, innovative but rooted to the past, moving forward and forging new classics. The first step of the cooperation will be the release in cd format of their impressive debut album “NihilReich” in October 2016. Cd, 2016 1. The Ashes of Your Fall          06:39 2. The Pinnacle of Hypocrisy 04:40 3. The Cries of the Weak 05:32 4. The Greed of Lesser Men 05:24 5. The Peons of the Cosmos 06:42 6. The Fight for the Subhuman 05:21 Total Running Time:   34:18 Digital preview / sale: BUY PHYSICAL NOW BUY DIGITAL NOW  ...
ATMF036 – TEMPLE OF GNOSIS – De Secretis Naturae Alchymica

ATMF036 – TEMPLE OF GNOSIS – De Secretis Naturae Alchymica

Temple Of Gnosis is a symphonic occult death/doom project, inspired by the Western esoteric traditions, one of the most admirable musical manifestation of the alchemical process of Enlightenment, representing the dissolution and deconstruction of spiritual elements to form a new form of being. A musical catharsis, underlying the process of emptying and cleansing, the destruction of the original structure in order to build a new one from the ashes. Spread by the sombre spoken vocals, coming from the catacomb of the inner self, Temple of Gnosis states  that there’s no enlightenment without traveling through the darkness. Light, as a state of mind, and darkness go together and act as a single dimension, of which they are the opposite poles. Music consists of a combination of dark ambient, doom-styled & sludgy guitars and death metal vocals, all supported by heavy symphonic and dark keyboards on an unique shape. The goal is to create a dark atmosphere that represents the process shadow-work and discharge of dark emotions, and to represent many other aspects and symbols of the occult tradition transcended through the music. TRACKLIST Unto The Earth 04.43 Serpentium 08.34 Sol Katharsis 07.26 Tree Of Life 08.20 Discipuli H.Trismegistus 06.55 The Twelve Keys 06.20 Absolutio 04.08 Total length  46:26 Digital Preview / Sale: BUY PHYSICAL NOW BUY...

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