SSS019 TALV – Entering a Timeless Winter

Hailing from Italy, TALV started in early 2012 under the name of Trees In The Fog. Their purpose has always been to merge dissonant and melancholic black metal with a touch of ambient music. Like painting a dismal scenario, Talv’s new effort is drowned into the darkest north-Italian naturalistic black metal inspiration. The cold and freezing guitar sound reminds of Tenebrae in Perpetuum and Beatrik’s classics, while the prevailing desperate feelings position the band within the groove of depressive black metal. What makes of Talv a personal and unique project is the wise equilibrium between a hateful, cold hunger and a fragile background soundscape. The ColdWorld cover further emphasizes the strong visionary ambient perspective and inspiration of this raising underground project. Scheduled for an October 6th release under the banner of A Sad Sadness Song banner on jewelcase edition, Talv’s new album “Entering a Timeless Winter” is going to reveal the artistic direction of this new cold journey.” The new album and the new fresh cooperation with ATMF has been the right time to make a new superb logo by Christophe Szpajdel. Summer Dying fast… TALV fb... read more

SSS018 LASCAR – Saudade

Hailing from Chile, LASCAR is back with their sophomore release, “Saudade”, an album that moves exactly along the lines of its illustrious predecessor (“Absence”, 2016), underlining once again the band’s naturalistic approach – masterfully represented by the pictorial artwork – and marking a perfect syncretism of those feelings of loss, fragility and desperation that have always been LASCAR’s trademark. Their emotional post-black metal offers a unique interpretation of the apparent conflict on the naturalistic experience. The “Saudade” implies a sense of abandon and a nostalgic mourning manifested within an artistic environment. Modernity as an appetite for destruction of all natural forms of existence, and the unavoidable emotive fallout that follows. Release date : September 15th, 2017 on Cd format by A Sad Sadnes Song, LP edition (limited edition too) by Thronemaster rec. (some units will be available for Preorder on early September).... read more

SSS017 FALAISE – My Endless Immensity

The sole definition of Depressive Black Metal doesn’t fit anymore to Falaise. With their second effort the italian duo is ready to further cross the boundries of this genre to involve the expanding vision of post-rock and indie tunes. This defragmented vanishing flux of emotions is well shifted on the cover, the mind and the feelings are like swallowed into the infinity of cosmos. A tribute to Amesoeurs is performed with the cover song “Les Ruches Malades” providing a possible chance of comparision. If “As Time Goes Bye” was already an impressive and coherent collection of emotionally heart wrenching songs maturity has been achieved with “My Endless Immensity”, where the different chapters seems like part of a bigger scenario. Tracklist: 1) Nightgaze 2) The Embrace Of Water 3) You Towards Me 4) Crimson Clouds 5) Dreariness 6) The Abyss 7) Sweltering City 8) Pristine Universe 9) A Veil Of Stars 10) Les Ruches Malades (Amesoeurs Cover) Total Playing: 53 mins Release date: September 7th, 2017 Preview Song:... read more

DEVLSY signs with ATMF, a new avantgardist dimension and fusion of blackened extreme metal

DEVLSY is a collaboration of four individuals from Vilnius, Lithuania. Born around 2011 as an attempt in merging black metal and shoegaze, Devlsy’s musical approach and style quickly developed into something truly original and unique even by post-black metal standards, thanks to a clever blend of low-tuned guitars with various sorts of harsh vocals and – most importantly – the characteristic “singing” distorted bass. The debut album “A Parade of States” was brewed following such a recipe, and can be described as a journey into the internal workings and uneasiness of a distorted mind. The upcoming sophomore release, fixed for early October, appropriately titled “Private Suite“, is an invitation to go deeper and make further steps into DEVLSY’s incredible stylistic maze. Come enter if you dare, and explore the multiple hidden chambers of their very special post-black metal private suite. The song “Bring My Word” features guest vocals by Dave Ed from the mighty Neurosis. DEVLSY facebook... read more

DTP035 AERA – Of Forsworn Vows

Æra is the Icelandic word for “Honor”, this project hailing from Sweden & Usa will make our heart go back to the broken past. If it wasn’t for the release date of Aera’s debut EP, one would believe that this piece of dark and epic Black Metal is coming directly from the glorious Ninenties. Early Emperor and Carpathian Forest’s maniacs can’t miss this solemn tribute to the unique mystic atmospheres of the early days’ Symphonic Black Metal. These 3 anthems of the wintry melancholy forged by the Swedish/American combo won’t miss to leave a mark on the 90s black metal fans. 1.  An Affirmation of Forsworn Vows          05:51 2. Litany of Iron I: Ancient Graves of the Fallen – II: Rekindled Fires 06:21 3. Die Wulvsära (Am Ende der Zeit) 08:29 Total Running Time: 20:41 bandcamp free streaming & digital sale: https://atmfsssdtp.bandcamp.com/album/of-forsworn-vows Cd edition Release date : July 7th 2017 via “De Tenebrarum Principio”  (ATMF section glorifying the roots of BM)... read more

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... read more

1st ATMF Festival @EResia Metalfest

On Sunday July 2nd 2017 the first ATMF Open Air Festival will take place in Zamlin / Resia, in the province of Udine, Italy, within the context of the Eresia Metalfest that will start two days before, on June 30th. Festival will start at 18:00 p.m. local hour. As of today, the confirmed bill sees ABESENTIA LUNAE & NOVA as co-headliners, with France’s CORPUS DIAVOLIS & Italy’s DEADLY CARNAGE as guests. The festival will have free entry and there will be the chance for free camping on the area around the venue. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1260239050723863/ —————————————————————————– Domenica 2 Luglio 2017 si svolgerà il primo festival ufficiale open-air di ATMF, all’interno della cornice dell’Eresia Metalfest presso Zamlin / Resia, in provincia di Udine, che aprirà i battenti invece già il 30 Giugno. La line-up confermata ad oggi vede co-headliners Absentia Lunae & Nova ed avrà come ospiti anche i francesci Corpus Diavolis e gli Italiani Deadly Carnage. Il festival inizierà alle ore 18:00. L’ingresso al festival è gratuito e vi sarà la possibilità di campeggiare liberamente nei pressi dell’area che circonda il palco. E’ prevista anche l’opportunità per un gruppo italiano (anche non dell’etichetta) di aprire il festival. Il concorso avrà luogo tramite il nostro eshop, inserendo per il periodo che va a tutto Aprile e Maggio una nota, con indicato il nome del gruppo, ad ogni ordine di almeno 2 articoli. Il risultato verrà comunicato i primi di Giugno. Evento Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1260239050723863/... read more


[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... read more

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

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