NOVA comeback fixed on November 2017

“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 orchestral & folkish elements, an hyperuranic magma of emotions drawn with not repetitive and indolent arrangements, adorning a solid mosaic. The unusual tuning, moving as a divine Charioteer adorned by an ancient armor, fly nose-diving on chariot of lights to inflame boredom. Estimated release date is November 24th, 2017 Nova will take part to the ATMF festival held on July 2nd 2017 at Resia (Italy), within the Eresia metalfest, and perform 4 new songs, more news will follow.... read more

Next KOSMOS Atmospheric Black Metal Journey under SSS – A Sad Sadness Song

KOSMOS is a french one-man band that started his journey on the atmospheric black metal field since July 2010. Mastermind of the project is Nekros handling all musical aspects, as guitars, lyrics, singing and on the conceptual side xOv dealing artwork & concept. Faith and expectations, mythology, relationship with time are topics that the band broached in the three last albums, following a shamanic practice into a musical canvas, evoking a trance-like mood, leading entities somewhere else we can’t even picture. Merely crossing this dimensional cage a new spectrum of emotions is becoming now possible, let’s wait Kosmos to unveil new possible evolutions or dimensional regressions to other states of mind. Expect some fresh material later this year. https://kosmosblackmetal.bandcamp.com/  ... read more


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... read more

KOMMANDANT & ABSENTIA LUNAE to join forces on the forthcoming 7”

ABSENTIA LUNAE & KOMMANDANT will release on late March / early April a split 7” via Art of Propaganda. 7” will include exclusive & fresh material from both bands. On this update we’ve featured the AL side of the cover, song will be entitled “The Palace of Power Shall Burn”, which concept is connected o the understanding of modern society mechanism & pure primeval hunger reaction. ABSENTIA LUNAE are going to do some exclusive shows as release party for this 7”. KOMMANDANT as stated on a recent interview “is currently locked away and writing the next full length album, which began a few months ago. We ask the fans to be patient, and to excuse us for our inactivity lately, but we are confident you will appreciate the payoff in the end. Unlike the architects of extermination, we are allowing this album to paint itself,without a predetermined concept. This album is already taking shape, in its most primary stage, as a very barbaric and punishing side to the bands character, infused with lots of the spirit, which we say as reflective of the current societal state of unrest and unsureness…..we are your new leaders…..Trust Us.” Artwork will be handled by the artist Francesco... read more


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... read more

SSS016 – LASCAR “Absence” including Ep “Depths” as bonus ltd. to 300 units

Cd, 2016 Beauty meets melancholy, where human perception absorbs the apparently frail forms of life that makes the earth pulse of a constantly transforming essence. Musically speaking Lascar makes reference to the doomish melancholic vision of bands like Agalloch and the negative moods recalling post-black metal shadings. Fast cathartic parts are alternated to slowdowns and meditative acoustic moments. This digipak edition, including extensive booklet with lyrics has the acclaimed demo “Depths” as bonus and is strictly limited to 300 copies. Digital Preview / Sales: BUY PHYSICAL NOW BUY... read more

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... read more


ATMF proceeds unveiling the darkest mysticism of black metal elitism, all hail DIĜIR GIDIM. 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 is dissolved on a primordial return to elevate the supreme will. Ego is meant like the rotten gift of civilization and all religions related to the 4 senses. 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 an unity the them and the universe, the ancient gods. On the first chapter the coming of Utanapištim Ziusudra, half man, half god and Lalartu, the phantom god faceless and intangible, bringer of the inner lights on this corrupted world. The DIĜIR GIDIM is nothing but an exoteric key of knowledge for the initiate. Musically being still part of the black metal tradition this project manifest something unique, a perfect soundtrack of this obscure mystical journey. Avantgarde feelings and innovative musical solutions are absorbed by the tremendous threating feeling that DG are able to evoke. If the Symbol is still hidden and unclear to you, just make a step ahead and listen to our advanced preview. Debut album will most probably fall on November... read more


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  ... read more

FALAISE joined our ranks

We’re proud to announce that FALAISE joined our ranks and we’ll release their debut album “As Time Goes By” that until today is available on digital format only. After an highly appreciated debut ep, dealing into post-rock territories, Falaise are ready to move on contaminating their musical offer with the depressive and melancholic aura of the greyscale metal. The highly anticipated album showed this progression, reminding in some passages bands like Amesoeurs, Austere, An Autumn for Crippled Children & Woods of Desolation, merged with the liquid rockish shape of the debut ep. Free streaming of the album: https://falaise.bandcamp.com/album/as-time-goes-by Release date: July 1st,... read more


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

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