ATMF054 TITAAN – ITIMA Gatefold LP & CD

ATMF054 TITAAN – ITIMA Gatefold LP & CD

ATMF is proud to present TITAAN’s highly anticipated second album, ITIMA. It was but 2016 when TITAAN emerged from virtual/literal obscurity with its debut album, Kadingir, for ATMF. The work of one Lalartu, with no warning whatsoever, TITAAN here created a towering monument to black metal’s most barbaric and avant-garde extremes. Kadingir existed on both tangibly physical and spiritual planes, thoroughly engrossing the listener with a miasmic, multi-layered experience. So monomaniacal was its minimalism but embellished with rhythmic and atmospheric elements no “normal” black metal band would ever attempt, TITAAN challenged the status quo in a most daring fashion. Not for nothing is Kadingir regarded as a modern classic in some corners. Now, TITAAN is set to eclipse that feat with the even-more-challenging ITIMA. A single, seamless 46-minute work – in the true sense of the word WORK, for there are layers upon layers upon layers within this forever-spirallng-downward labyrinth – ITIMA takes the firm foundation of Kadingir to yet further extremes. More violent, more atmospheric, more doomed, more ceremonial, more straightforward, more ornate, more of MORE: if there was ever any question before, here does TITAAN truly embody its namesake. Skillfully to say the very least, Lalartu threads together esoteric vibrations brewed in the abyss of Mesopotamic culture and unfolds an utterly ominous patchwork of past, present, and future; with ITIMA, TITAAN stands above and beyond all. Put another way, this is black metal at arguably its most cinematic – and breathtakingly so. In the none-more-vast world of TITAAN, no half-measures exist, and the totality is all. For that, ITIMA is graced with equally breathtaking artwork courtesy of...
DTP039 LUSTRE – They Awoke to the Scent of Spring Gatefold LP

DTP039 LUSTRE – They Awoke to the Scent of Spring Gatefold LP

Dated 2012, a piece of history of the Atmospheric Black Metal wave will be finally pressed on a gatefold LP format. Through the year Lustre has been rightfully recognized by most of the followers as a point of reference in shaping the guidelines of a majestic vision inspired by the northern nature. Crystalized beauty, intense and frail background atmospheres create dense layers of powerful visions. By the meany considered as a classic for the band ATMF & De Tenebrarum Principio are proud to repress, for the first time on this format, a piece of their past roster’s release history. SIDE APart 1 12:52 Part 2 11:04 SIDE B Part 3 08:22 Part 4 07:56 Total running time: 40:14 min Limited editions will be printed as follows:300 copies in Regular Black100 Copies in White Release date : April 17th, 2020Preorders down...
ATMF053 OBLIVION GATE –  Wisdom of the Grave

ATMF053 OBLIVION GATE – Wisdom of the Grave

ATMF is proud to present OBLIVION GATE’s striking debut album, Wisdom of the Grave. Although a seemingly new name, OBLIVION GATE is the work of restless visionary Matron Thorn, mastermind of Benighted in Sodom, Ævangelist, and countless other projects. At the beginning of 2019, Thorn began OBLIVION GATE to exorcise yet more demons – or summon them, perhaps – and digitally released two EPs. Wisdom of the Grave came second, and contained four dense, towering tracks. Now, with two additional brand-new songs, Wisdom of the Grave has become an album, finally and fully introducing OBLIVION GATE on a grand scale. Macabre dense visions of death and despair, poisoning the air, gradually suffocating those who dare to enter the OBLIVION GATE: this is one but one way to heed the Wisdom of the Grave. In another, immediately apparent is the distinctively dread-drenched touch of Matron Thorn; heaving, harrowing soundwalls build around the listener in a most suffocating fashion, impossibly thick and shockingly naked simultaneously. Neither strictly black metal nor doom nor industrial nor darkwave, OBLIVION GATE’s veil of desperation defies easy categorization, instead utilizing all sonic/spiritual aspects of melancholy. Those sick feelings soon turn into self-afflicting consciousness of the dominant darkness, pervading the cosmos. In the truest sense of the phrase, Wisdom of the Grave… With this expanded edition, ATMF hereby invites you to the theatrical manifestation of your own dissolution. Tracklisting: MorphineWisdom of the GraveGive Me the GunA Strange Thing to SayLesser Key of SolomonIn The Fields where I Layrelease date : 17th April, 2020 Bandcamp preview:https://atmfsssdtp.bandcamp.com/album/wisdom-of-the-grave Preorder 6 Panels Digipak cd there: Oblivion Gate – Wisdom of the...
ATMF052 COMANDO PRAETORIO – Ignee Sacertà Ctonie

ATMF052 COMANDO PRAETORIO – Ignee Sacertà Ctonie

ATMF is proud to present COMANDO PRAETORIO’s long-awaited debut album, Ignee Sacertà Ctonie. Formed in 2011 and featuring members of Movimento d’ Avanguardia Ermetico, COMANDO PRAETORIO made their public debut with the Divinità terrifiche EP in 2015. Although the interim has seemed quiet, the band have taken to the stage often and have otherwise been finetuning their debut album. At long last, it bears the title Ignee Sacertà Ctonie. COMANDO PRAETORIO’s Ignee Sacertà Ctonie is a tremendous sonic journey about the chthonic fire cult of Mount Soratte, where ecstatic and wolfish initiatic paths were performed by the Hirpi Sorani, honoring the Inner Sun of Apollo Soratte. Transcending the imminent obscurity, a full-throated voice looms large, storytelling across these four epic-length tracks and representing a deeper understanding of this underworld fire cult, its manifestation brought forth through the wrathful archetypes of extreme music inspiration and spiritualistic sound approach. Indeed, COMANDO PRAETORIO here have shaped their glorification of the forgotten energies, the primeval gods, their vibrant black metal belying grey tones and ominous shading, with cresting-yet-somber guitar lines building a massive wall of doom for the modern man not to overcome. A subtle juxtaposition of extremes, this is, the album’s overt muscularity evading rote aggression for its own sake and instead conveying more profound sensations, a stern austerity that’s custom-built for the strident individualist. Suitably, this noble achievement has been enriched by cover artwork courtesy of the masterful T. Ketola, who’s shaped Deathspell Omega’s visual side since 2004 and has also done high-profile work for Dissection and Watain, among many others. Gaze into its dread landscape and prepare for your journey into COMANDO PRAETORIO’s Ignee Sacertà Ctonie! Tracklisting1...
ATMF051 NOVA – Veniamo Dal Cielo

ATMF051 NOVA – Veniamo Dal Cielo

ATMF is proud to present NOVA’s highly anticipated third album, Veniamo Dal Cielo. Formed in 2003, it would not be until 2014 when NOVA would release a public recording. At last, it came with Il ritorno, courtesy of ATMF. It would be followed three years later by Soli contro il mondo, also courtesy of ATMF. Not for nothing has ATMF aligned itself with NOVA: as proven by these two acclaimed full-lengths, NOVA are masters of epic, pagan-inspired black metal with a uniquely Italian touch. Keeping apace, now arrives NOVA’s third album, Veniamo Dal Cielo. Immediately and distinctly NOVA, here we find again a vigorous sound far away from trends, timeless in its craft and execution. No merely digital approach is cheaply or lazily undertaken here; instead, NOVA proudly strive toward a purely analog feeling, instilling life – vital, effervescent LIFE – into ancient, primordial black metal. Within a compact runtime of 35 minutes, Veniamo Dal Cielo brims with strident sorrow and bleary-eyed bloodlust alike, retaining the classicism for which NOVA are known. Fiercely focused but still idiosyncratic, they’re nearly without peer. Special mention must be made of the drum sound on Veniamo Dal Cielo. Here, the shapely weight of sterling melodicism binds together with the cold groove of blackest metal, heightened by guitar lines which draw together tragedy and triumph, all underpinned by that exceptionally analog pulse provided by these natural ‘n’ authentic drums. In essence, everything is always working together to draw the listener into this epic journey, restoring a harmony within and without. NOVA continue their march forward from conquest to conquest with Veniamo Dal Cielo. Join their cause or succumb to their swords’ righteous...
DTP040 BLOSSE – NOCTURNE

DTP040 BLOSSE – NOCTURNE

Blosse, hailing from Quebec, began in early 2018 with the release of “Le Dernier Crépuscule”, moving from a primitive form of Lo-Fi Black Metal & involving some Dark Ambient elements too.As times passed by the hypnotic, visionary and transcendental substance grown as a key part in the band creative process. Time is suddenly distorted and your body feels heavy. References may be found on projects like Lunar Aurora, Paysage d’Hiver, Trist and The Ruins of Beverast. As the artist mentions : “The term “Lovecraftian” being used to describe any kind of metal that’s a little bit cosmic sounding and weird is insanely overused, and often I don’t think it’s accurate. Not all cosmic horror has to come from something 7000 feet tall and so great we cannot comprehend it. In this sense, this is why Blosse’s music sounds more earthly. I didn’t want to fall into the stereotypes.”The cd edition of “Nocturne” includes “Era Noire” EP as bonus. The EP shows the more meditative and synth inspired side of Blosse, While into “Nocturne” the space synths/choirs are still there, the abrasive guitars are way more center stage contributing to the Blosse’s comprehensive manifestation. “Era Noire” is definitely to be considered a more experimental side of the project: a guitar wall of sound and loop, then adding the synths and merge them with distortion to create a deranged sound.Cover artwork is drawn by Erskine Designs and artwork finalized by Francesco Gemelli (Darkspace, Abigor…).  De Tenebrarum Principio will release “Nocturne” on November 29th, 2019 on a 6 panel digipak shape.Preorders are taken as usual at Metal Odyssey Eshop, ordering from our eshop...

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