Kompromat-Demo (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Abnormal Broadcasting
Tracks: 7
Length: 15.25'

Kompromat is a Los Angeles, CA based band who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Kompromat play a killer stripped down/bare bones style of hardcore/punk.  Musically, Kompromat can be loosely compared to bands such as Warthog, Brainkiller, Crazy Spirit, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut demo, which was released via Abnormal Broadcasting records on February 10th, 2018.  On their debut demo, Kompromat offer up seven tracks of killer hardcore/punk.  Overall, this is a really solid demo and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Catholic-I EP (2018)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 7.15'

Catholic is a two piece band from Stockholm, Sweden who formed in late 2017, from the looks of things.  Catholic play a harsh, abrasive, and completely blown-out style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Catholic can be loosely compared to bands such as Pollution, Cult Ritual, Church Whip, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut demo, which was released on January 30th, 2018.  On their debut, Catholic offer up four tracks of harsh, abrasive, and completely blown-out hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, this is a killer demo and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Living Under Drones-Our Convulsing Stomachs Swallowed Our Exhausted Selves: This Is the Manifestation of an Almost Pathological State of Terror LP (2018)

Country: Greece
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Rock, Noise Rock
Label: Sweetohm Recordings
Tracks: 4
Length: 41.40' 

Living Under Drones is a three piece band from Ioannina, Greece who formed in 2016.  Living Under Drones play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock,, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Living Under Drones can be loosely compared to bands such as Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Oxes, Explosions In The Sky, June Of 44, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Living Under Drones have released a four song self-titled LP in September of 2016.  Our Convulsing Stomachs Swallowed Our Exhausted Selves: This Is the Manifestation of an Almost Pathological State of Terror is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Sweetohm Recordings on January 23rd, 2018.  On Our Convulsing Stomachs Swallowed Our Exhausted Selves: This Is the Manifestation of an Almost Pathological State of Terror, Living Under Drones offer up four tracks of killer instrumental  post hardcore, post rock, and noise rock.  Overall, Our Convulsing Stomachs Swallowed Our Exhausted Selves: This Is the Manifestation of an Almost Pathological State of Terror makes for a great listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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See You Space Cowboy/Secondgradeknifefight-Split EP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Emoviolence
Label: Zegema Beach Records, Miss The Stars Records, Dark Trail Records, Dingleberry Records, Longrail Records, R.I.P In Peace, Rakkerpak Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 8.35'

Here's a killer split featuring new material from CA's See You Space Cowboy and Virginia's Secondgradeknifefight.  See You Space Cowboy is a five piece band from San Diego, CA who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  See You Space Cowboy play a discordant, messy, and chaotic style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviolence.  Musically, See You Space Cowboy can be said to be influenced by bands such as Jeromes Dream, Swing Kids, The Locust, and other early 2000's 31G style gravity style hardcore bands.  On their side of the split, See You Space Cowboy offer up four tracks of killer hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviolence.  Secondgradeknifefight is a one man project from Virginia who started creating music in the winter of 2017.  Secondgradeknife play a electronically damaged form of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviolence within their sound.  On his side of the split, Secondgradeknife Fight offer up five tracks of killer hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviolence.  Overall, this is a killer split and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff  Enjoy.  This split was released via Zegema Beach Records, Miss The Stars Records, Dark Trail Records, Dingleberry Records, Longrail Records, R.I.P In Peace, and Rakkerpak Records on February 9th, 2017.

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On Thorns I Lay - Aegean Sorrow (2018)

Rel. Date: March 12, 2018
Format: 2x12'', CD
Origin: Athens (Greece)
Genre: Death Metal, Melodic Doom Death
Label: Alone Records / The Stone Circle, The Vinyl Division 

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On Thorns I Lay is a 5-piece band from Athens, Greece. Started in the early 90's as a death metal band, they evolved their style to gothic metal through the years. They've released six full-length albums until they took a hiatus 2003-2015. Their current style is pure atmospheric doom death metal at it's best.! 'Aegean Sorrow' is their second full-length album since they've started again in 2015, respectively eighth full-length album. This is irritatingly good.! This album is full of catchy melodies, beautiful piano parts, mournful atmospheres and very deep growls. It's easily the most beautiful doom death album i've heard in a while and 'Erevos' is definitely my favorite song of the year so far. Musical influences from bands like At The Gates, My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, Anathema, The Gathering are totally obvious. This is an amazing album.! Highly recommended.!!

On Thorns I Lay - Aegean Sorrow (2018) 

Ill Natured - Twisted Visions (2018)

Rel. Date: January 19, 2018
Format: 12''
Origin: Newcastle (Australia)
Genre: Hardcore, Metallic Hardcore
Label: Last Ride Records, Grim Reality Records

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Ill Natured is a 5-piece band from Newcastle, Australia which formed in 2013. This band from Down Under plays finest metallic hardcore, heavy as fuck and infernal sounding.! 'Twisted Visions' is their fourth release and first full-length album released through Last Ride Records in Australia and Grim Reality Records in Europe. Amazing barbaric stuff.! Highly recommended.!!

Ill Natured - Twisted Visions (2018) 

Drug Victim-Worry EP (2018)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Powerviolence
Label: Hydrogen Man Records, Don’t Care Records, Boslevan Records, Rubaiyat Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 5.20'

Drug Victim is a UK based band who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Drug Victim play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Drug Victim can be loosely compared to band such as older Ceremony, Spine, Coke Bust, Despise You, and other like-minded bands.  Worry is the band's debut EP, which was released via Hydrogen Man Records, Don’t Care Records, Boslevan Records, and Rubaiyat Records on January 26th, 2018.  On Worry, Drug Victim offer up six tracks of vicious and chaotic sounding hardcore, punk, and powerviolence.  Overall, this is a killer EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Sur L'eau/What Of Us-Split EP (2018)

Country: Germany/USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Emoviolence
Genre: Middle-Man Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 12.2'

Sur L'eau is a four piece band from Munich, Germany who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Sur L'eau play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Sur L'eau can be loosely compared to bands such as early Raein, La Quiete, Daitro, Suis La Lune, and other like minded bands.  On their side of the split Sur L'eau offer up three tracks of killer post hardcore, hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviolence. What Of Us is a four piece band featuring members of In First Person, Black Kites, Less Life, Capacities, Au Revoir and Guidelines.  What Of Us play a volatile and chaotic style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Musically, What Of Us can be said to be influenced by bands such as Pg. 99, Ampere, Orchid, and other like-minded bands. On their side of the split, What Of Us offer up five tracks of killer hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviolence.  Overall, this is a fantastic split and definitely should not be missed.  This split is being released on cassette via Middle-Man records in March, from the looks of things.  Highly recommended!

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Fuck On The Beach/Terlarang-Split LP (2017)

Country: Japan/Malaysia
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore, Powerviolence
Label: Wooaaargh! Records
Tracks: 21
Length: 19.24'

Fuck On The Beach
If you don't know what to expect here I can't really help, this is brutal, lightspeed clattering blasts, razorwire treble drenched guitar and whirling layered screaming at it's finest. Plenty of ear splitting distortion, feedback, mics peaking and everything way too loud in the best way. This is fun loving fastcore powervioelce from Japan which I'm pretty sure even has a 'clap-track' on the self titled outro track. Fucking excelent. This side of the split is primarily hyper fast d-beats with the odd blast thrown in, so is sonically the inverse of the Terlarang side. For fants of Japanese style everything faster and louder style grindviolence.
Terlarang Lo-fi to the point of incomprehensibility this side of the split goes even further down the slopes of  treble-valley than Fuck On The Beach, sounding like the guitars are physically tearing the speaker cones from the amp and the rest of the band are trying frantically to hold them back in. Everything here is fast, no slow at all on this side. Maybe one or two slightly slower than lightspeed d-beat smashers floating about in there but this is really all about the pace. The fast as fuck and don't care nature is epitomised by the cats on the split cover and the last track basically sounding like black metal but being called 'Stop The Hate' in what seems to be a conscious rejection of the bullshit ideals of traditional NSBM. Nice.

This split is relentless and will hurt your ears in a charming way, fun frantic ear-splitters from start to finish.  (Press Note)


*This is a killer split featuring 7 tracks from Japan's Fuck On The Beach and fourteen tracks from Malaysia's Terlarang!  Absolutely devastating hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence.  This split was released via Wooaaargh! records on December 27th, 2017.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Rotting Sky-Sedation LP (2018)

Country: USA 
Genre: Post Metal, Black Metal, Drone, Noise
Label: Sentient Ruin
Tracks: 4
Length: 38.45'

We're proud and honored to present you with tape reissue and first ever vinyl release of ROTTING SKY's 2014 long lost and absolute magnum opus - Sedation - a colossal and swarming masterpiece of obsidian black droney industrial black noise.
T. Messing (guitarist of crust punk legends Nux Vomica) brings you this mind-shattering and incredibly introspective solo work, incarnated into one of the most accomplished, devastating, and visionary masterpieces to have been conceived within the realm of black metal and noise crossover genres in the last five-six years at least. Originally released in 2014 as a limited run of 100 tapes by now defunct tape label Grimoire Cassette Cvlture - Sedation was one of the tail end releases for the label, with the cassette being released close to the label's final demise and as such going nearly completely unnoticed, as all available copies soon vanished from the public eye with the label shutting down its online store and online operations. Sentient Ruin however did not fail to notice this astonishing album, and it eventually took us a good three years to track down Messing and bring him on board for a proper (re)release.
Today we are honored and excited to have accomplished this very heartfelt mission, as we bring you the ultimate and final release of Sedation, re-mastered, and re-packaged with spectacularly wretched new artwork done for the project by noise/industrial visionary artist Anderson Cook, and further enhanced by a much needed and absolutely glorious vinyl release. An unforgettable sonic flailing that lives once again, suspended between the realms of extreme metal, drone and noise music, that will delight fans of atmospheric experimental extreme bands like Sutekh Hexen, Locrian, Wraiths, Thisquietarmy, Pyramids, BLSPHM, Darkspace, etc.
The Sedation re-release will officially see the light on February 9 2018, and pre-orders for limited black or standard clear w/black haze vinyl, digital, tapes, test cassette/pressing are now up on our Bandcamp or store.
CVLT Nation are now exclusively premiering the track Tryants of Sedation calling Sedation  "something of truly blinding and wretched beauty". Check out their feature HERE.
Active since at least 2007, and always existed withering within a shadowtorn twilight of near non-existence, Rotting Sky is one of the most enigmatic and ungraspabale extreme/experimental metal mysteries to have ever materialized on American soil. Sole Rotting Sky mastermind T. Messing is known as the guitarist of legendary epic crust punk/metal powerhouse Nux Vomica, but it's within this solo ambient industrial black metal endeavor of his that one can truly grasp the full extent of his visionary and transcendental creative reach. Erected upon a monumental maze of pedal abuse and layers upon layers of wretched static, Messing's blackened drone comes to life as a levitating and howling chasm of total sonic disintegration, in which the plane of existence is disemboweled with a hideous swarm of decaying sound to reveal the immateriality, nothingness, and emptiness that lies within all and everything. Rotting Sky is a place where nightmares take shape and hope is devoured. A place where sanity is a desire and suffering a fact, where pain is boundless, and the reality of flesh becomes nothing but a disintegrating and evaporating specter, dismembered across the cosmos, and lost across vast distances in a fathomless, sorrowful and vacuous void devoid of all hope.

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*This is some really awesome sounding experimental black metal, post metal, drone, and noise.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Atta / Raiva - A Pathetic Image Of How It All Could Have Been - Split EP (2018)

Rel. Date: February 10, 2018
Format: Cassette
Origin: Linz (Austria), Frankfurt (Germany)
Genre: Hardcore, D-Beat, Crust, Punk
Label: self-released, Tiefkühl Tapes (TKxPV)

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ATTA is a 5-piece band from Linz, Austria which formed in 2013/2014. Atta play a dark, nihilistic mix of hardcore, d-beat and crust. So far they've released two EP's in 2014 and 2016. 

RAIVA is a 3-piece band from Frankfurt, Germany which formed in 2016/2017. Raiva play a crusty mix of hardcore and punk. So far they've just released a demo in 2017. 

'A Pathetic Image Of How It All Could Have Been' is a self-released split-ep between these two great bands on which their different styles complement perfectly together. Tiefkühl Tapes made a few Cassettes that are available through the bands on the road (on bandcamp actually only 5 left). Apart from that it's only available in digital format. Currently this split is available via nyp option through the above linked bandcamp pages. This is a killer split release and is definitely not to be missed. Amazing stuff.! Highly recommended.!!

Atta / Raiva - A Pathetic Image Of How It All Could Have Been Split-EP (2018) 

Atta - // (2016) 
Atta - s/t (2014) 

Raiva - Demo (2017) 

Malefic Levitation - The Ancient Plague EP (2017)

Rel. Date: November 24, 2017
Format: Cassette
Origin: Fresno, California (USA)
Genre: Blackened Grindcore, Blackened Death Metal
Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories, Dawnbreed Records

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Malefic Levitation is a 3-piece band from Fresno, California which formed in 2017. This band plays a pretty hateful mix of blackened death metal and grindcore. 'The Ancient Plague' is their debut EP released on cassette through Sentient Ruin Laboratories and Dawnbreed Records. Great Stuff.! Highly recommended.!! 

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The band name sums it up: malefic and fucking levitating black/death madness from the bowels of hades. Fresno CA-based Malefic Levitation's debut demo/EP is an incinerating onslaught of bestial and pestilent war metal that is shockingly savage and unremittingly barbaric as it unfolds its malevolent spires upon the listener. Bringing together the structurally imploding and collapsing chaos of black/death stalwarts like Revenge, Archgoat, and Diocletian, and the most vile forms of grindcore, Malefic Levitation have created an instant classic in the realm of the most overwhelmingly violent strains of extreme metal, and birthed a sonic abomination whose feral ferocity is matched solely by its unforgiving cruelty. -

Malefic Levitation - The Ancient Plague EP (2017) 

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Iron Cathedral - Iron Cathedral (2018)

Rel. Date: February 09, 2018
Format: Digital
Origin: Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA)
Genre: Sludge, Doom, Stoner Metal
Label: self-released

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Iron Cathedral is a 5-piece band from Tulsa, Oklahoma which formed in 2017. This band plays an interesting mix of sludge and doom with elements of stoner metal. Most remarkable are the vocals that often switch from filthy growls to high-pitched squeals and disharmonic, cleaner yells. Influences are coming from bands like Sleep, Red Fang, Kyuss, Uncle Acid, Electric Wizard and Black Sabbath. 'Iron Cathedral' is their self-titled debut album and was self-released by the band only in digital format. Great stuff.! 

Iron Cathedral - Iron Cathedral (2018) 

Noose Rot - The Creeping Unknown EP (2018)

Rel. Date: February 16, 2018
Format: Cassette
Origin: USA
Genre: Death Metal, Blackened Death Metal
Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories

https://sentientruin.bandcamp.com/album/the-creeping-unknown      http://sentientruin.com/releases/noose-rot-the-creeping-unknown     



THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING.!!! NOOSE ROT is a new american death metal band that features members of GATECREEPER, SKELETONWITCH and WOLVHAMMER.!! 'The Creeping Unknown' is their debut EP released through Sentient Ruin Laboratories. I can't say often enough how amazing and badass this is.

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NOOSE ROT spew forth a vomited cascade of complete aural filth that engulfs the listener in a blinding deluge of chainsawing guitars, steamrolling drums, and putridly tortured vocals. At its most delicate and refined The Creeping Unknown is nothing more than a coffin-born aural stampede of complete aural rot where caveman-death metal is taken to a sickening new extreme, conjuring similar diseased atmospheres as seen in bands like Cruciamentum, Vastum, Acephalix, Disma, and Grave Miasma. -

Grimy, filthy, raw, massive drums, grinding guitars, disgusting vocals...just brilliant.! An outstanding release that is definitely not to be missed. Fucking amazing.!!

Noose Rot - The Creeping Unknown EP (2018)