There are dark feelings that just a raw and vicious formula can emphasize, the true black metal has been too long a label abused by project just repeating some external clichés. Near are part of the Dolomitic Northern-Italian Black Metal scene, an heritage of acts like Tenebrae in Perpetuum, Beatrik, Lorn, deeply connected to the territory, keeping the black flame burning into isolated lands. “Own Sun” stays, as the immortal feeling, manifesting a ’90 inspired album that will leave a further mark into glorifying dark side of nature, the cold winds blowing into the uncertainty of feeble human life. TRACKLIST 1 Old Springs of Astral Matter              6:53 2 Invoking the Night                             8:34 3 The Weight of Life                             7:12 4 The Hidden Side of Mankind             4:26 5 The Eyes of the Ancient Trees          4:11 6 The Eternal Light of Illusion               8:26 Total Time:                                          39:42 Release date May 7th, 2016 Preview... read more

New Signing : Lascar

A Sad Sadness Song has a new band to be proud, LASCAR from Chile, a project that is perfectly within the label history & tradition. Shaping obscure, visionary & sorrowful music this project has the right edge and emotional spectrum to become part of the label outline. The impressive album “Absence” will be repressed after the next album release, and deal will stay for a further album. Check them out waiting for the forthcoming updates:... read more

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 Preview: To be released on March 4th... read more

YGFAN ink deal with A Sad Sadness Song

A dense fog of emotions, a surreal dark beauty where a listener can lose their mind, travelling into hallucinating states. Far beyond what we generally recognize as Black Metal they’re dealing where the darker side meets post-rock and indie influences and shadings, nothing to do with the recent melting pot but forging a solid and personal style. A Sad Sadness Song, ATMF section dedicated to the promotion of dark and evocative music, the home that contributed on the discovery by the scene of jewels like Svarti Loghin & An Autumn For Crippled Children is now ready to launch a new challenge with Ygfan. Luckely band members comes from different musical scenes providing an original result, dealing black metal, dark rock & folk elements. Band Members: Bodor László Bass Tóth Bálint Drums Szabó Áron Guitars Bálint Zsolt Guitars & Vocals SSS will start re-releasing Köd 32 mins EP on March 2016, and then release the next 2 album of the Hungarian band. YGFAN references: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ygfanband Bandcamp: https://ygfan.bandcamp.com/releases... read more


ATMF037 TITAAN – KADINGIR Too often raw Black Metal has been associated to ambitious conceptual horizons. Too often the first impression has been disappointed by a lack of integrity. The Titaan project proposes a merging guise of a concept dealing with the ancient Mesopotamic culture  and a musical experience transcending the occult black metal feelings with ambient and noisy shadings. The same concept of black metal patterns are melted into an evolving flux drowned into the abyss of an ancient abysmal culture. Conceptually speaking as explained by the mysterious Titaan mastermind: “From the deeper and most ancient past of the Mesopotamic Culture, those who live heavens and subsoils, Gods and Demons, fight one against the other to reach the Eternity, sustaining the entire balance of the Universe; spreading their ancestral message to the mankind through Lalartu, the Greatest Herald, the one who is the Spectre Essence, the Mask Carrier of Fecundity, the Traveller of the Heavens Gate Kadingir, Itinerant Spirit of the Twelfth Planet. Amongst the outermost loneliness, the emptiness and spiritual dismay, the ancient and secret forbidden language with the unpronounceable name, will guide you throughout an introspective and emotional journey across Occult and Ancient Connections, Esoterically and Rituals Boundings, Cosmogony and Cosmology, Universe and Earth, where the Highest and Heavenly Angers, the Strongest Energies which reign the semisphere of the Underworld, will arise through the darkest and deepest sensations of the Self and the Soul, of the Everything and the Nothing.” Tracklist: 1) Apsu  – 4:23 2) Nis Ilim Zakaru – 7:49 3) Anur – 3:06 4) Titaan – 4:42 5) Itima – 2:44 6) Sabitu –... read more


Thanks to the cooperation of some close friends, fans and long supports of our label we’ve decided to start the ATMF STREET TEAM PROJECT. This is made by people we believe to be the right guys in the front to represent our crusade against mediocrity and the decadence of the extreme scene. You can count on them for anything concerning the promotion of our releases in their area of influence, for anything relevant to our bands concerts organization or distribution of our releases in a swift and smart way. Anyone that want to apply to this role for his area can contact us at any time, after we’ll review your motivations and curriculum we’ll explain the conditions to be part of this dark mission. Keeping alive the flame of the underground, updates on the project will soon follow. WE WILL NEVER FORGOT WHERE WE CAME FROM! References: AUSTRIA & GERMANY – Wien Karl Fundulus Contact: [email protected]   CHINA & TAIWAN Michele Furlan Contact: [email protected]     INDIA – ULF/METAL MASALA Contact: [email protected]   ITALY – Emilia Romagna & Central Italy Fabio Arcangeli Contact: [email protected]   ITALY – Emilia Romagna & Central Italy Davide Bacci Contact: [email protected]   ITALY – Friuli Venezia Giulia and Norther Italy Marjan Pascolo Contact: [email protected]   ITALY – Friuli Venezia Giulia and Norther Italy Luca Galar Galasso Contact: [email protected]   ITALY – Sardinia & South Italy Emanuele Prandoni Contact:... read more

UR DRAUGR Pre-order and Ltd-edition T-shirt

Following fans expectations we’ve open the UR DRAUGR presale of “With Hunger Undying” on both cd format: UR DRAUGR – WITH HUNGER UNDYING CD PREORDER and special bundle offer including the limited to 75 units t-shirt (Gildan quality – Heavy Cotton) available on following sizes: Girlie, Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large, XX-Large on the following eshop link: UR DRAUGR – WITH HUNGER UNDYING T-SHIRT+CD PREORDER Official release date still fixed on December... read more


Can we expect something new in 2015? “With Hunger Undying” is the answer, a fresh manifestation of progressive & extreme metal on a genuinely personal shape. Same as the sensation that a band like for example Kvelertak made of Black Metal we face there a new form and creature with an unique formula. Moving from the Black & Death metal fields, some of you may hear some influences and touches of the most extreme form of Opeth or shadings of Enslaved, but the final results stays as something challenging and fresh.  The  concept and the impressive artwork designed by  the oil painter artist genius Jess Christensen perfectly integrates the musical creation. The concept handles the ascent to civilization through agriculture, and the subsequent cessation of nomadism, the sinister concentration of religious and political power that has inevitably followed.  Even the logo , designed by Christophe Szpajdel (the famous designer of Emperor, Wolves In The Throne Room, Enthroned) is the seal to a remarkable album, to stay beyond the trends. Track I: Fertile Crescent – 08:40 Track II: Seeds Sown In Famine – 05:42 Track III: Rise Of The Thaumaturge – 03:16 Track IV: Solace Within Torpor – 05:58 Track V: Augur Incarnate (Distended Crown) – 04:50 Track VI: Cult Of The Greatwurm – 05:23 Track VII: Lethe Drinker – 02:45 Track VIII: With Hunger Undying – 09:21 Total length  46:00 Release date: December 7th 2015 Soundcloud... read more

VÉHÉMENCE – Assiégé & KAISERREICH – Cuore Nero

DTP033 VÉHÉMENCE – “Assiégé” gatefold slipcase Cd Release date: Oct. 26th French Medieval Nostalgic Black metal as only Hirilorn milestone ” Legends of Evil and Eternal Death ” was able to deliver. Véhémence – Assiégé will manifest on an ancient uncorrupted vision. This album is darkly epic in every aspect, a perfect soundtrack for taking back from our memory images of struggle, battle and desolate battlefields together with a gasping of partly submerged melancholy.           Tracklist: De Célestes Cavalcades 4:33 02. Assiégé : 8:16 03. Le Sang Respire Encore 7:20 04. En Quête du Graâl 10:50 05. Chant d’Honneur 7:53 06. Par Sombres Forêts et Vastes Plaines 6:09 Total Time: 45:03 preview track: DTP032 KAISERREICH – “Cuore Nero” cd –  Release date: September 7th When the old names of True Black Metal are falling one by one there’s always new fresh blood to hail the dark side with renewed energy. Kaiserreich aren’t for sure newcomers, band is active since late 10 years and made already some valuable statement of the blackest art. They are fully capable to draw the listener into a storm of sharpen guitars, but “Cuore Nero” is a step ahead in forging an even more varied and mature form of their still raw and aggressive form of primeval Black Metal. We’re not simply speaking of low-fi and analogic stuff, but setting a new standard in the Black Metal field, where each aspect of the sound can be perceived still maintaining a darkly entrenching & embracing atmosphere. Preview:... read more


The Burning was the pre-Lustre project. Some of you may wrongfully consider the same as a rough version of the Swedish acclaimed project but are really missing the target. The Burning is like watching the majesty of the nightsky, a large and even more dreaming version of the darker and more depressive declination that Lustre took later on. The 2cd edition is a comprehensive collection of all material released by the The Burning, nothing missed. Atmospheric Black Metal at the state of art, where a deeply emotional keyboard layer is like shred by the abrasive primeval guitar sound. The edition is a limited to 600 copies Gatefold Digipak version. Release date June 30th Nightside Wanderer Part 1 8:05 track on Soundcloud CD 1: 1. Black Source of Infinity 10:48 2. Doors to Open 2:50 3. Timeless Cosmic Unity 7:40 4. Ancestral Dance of Anger 3:25 5. Nightside Wanderer Part 1 8:05 6. Nightside Wanderer Part 2 7:19 7. Nightside Wanderer Part 3 4:32 8. Nightside Wanderer Part 4 6:27 CD 2: 1. Beyond the Stars 19:07 2. Solitary Fields 17:08 3. The Mighty Dead 5:35 Total running time 92 min 56... read more

SSS012 SVÄRTA – Sepultus

SSS012 SVÄRTA – Sepultus Release date: July 6th An adrenaline rush, an outburst of rage broken by darkly peaceful moments is where Sepultus manifest the personality of this act from Sweden. The melodic lines are buried into an apparently chaotic aggression able to overwhelm the listener, surrounding the space in a growing maelstrom. Svarta does no simply draw a darkly persuasive form of aggression but translate also the obscure essence of the avantgardish mood of band like Ved Buens Ende, Dodheimsgard “Satanic Art” era in a dynamic form.  In the extreme coexistence of those elements mid tempo are mostly banned from the horizon. A no  compromise attitude aesthetic made of black & white contrasts that emphasizes a peculiar perception & feeling that slowly arouse the listener, an equilibrium made by the opposites. 1.           Bråddjupets Kall (06:30) 2.            Hädanfärdens Sigill (8:36) 3.            Gift (3:46) 4.            Våndans Högborg (8:50) 5.            Förruttnelsens Ljuva Nektar (5:31) 6.            Det Sublima Lidandet (8:10) Total running-time: 41:24 Soundcloud preview track “Bråddjupets... read more

NOVA first official t-shirt

Thanks to the success & interest that the impressive debut album “Il Ritorno” proved on the past months ATMF decided to print the first strictly limited to 50 units t-shirt of the italian band. Designed by artist Francesco Gemelli (Katatonia, MayheM, Abigor, Darkspace…) Release date May 25, t-shirt will be available for pre-orders on May 18th from our eshop:... read more

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