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

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

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