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BENEATH THE STORM – Devil’s Village

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BENEATH THE STORM – Devil’s Village

FILE UNDER: SLUDGE DOOM METAL
Format: CD/LP
cat. #: REX28
Release date: Sept 7th, 2015

Mysterious Slovenian outfit BENEATH THE STOM is back with the new work titled “Devil’s Village”, an incredible concept album – based on the cult classic movie “City of the Dead” (starring Christopher Lee as “The Professor”, and Patricia Jessel as “The Infamous Witch”) – and a new step into the most extreme Sludge Doom sonorities, disturbing atmospheres made of obscure and twisted riffs, sinister soundbytes and inhuman vocals.

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SHABDA – Pharmakon Pharmakos

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SHABDA – Pharmakon/Pharmakos

FILE UNDER: RITUAL DRONE DOOM
cat. #: REX27
Release date: Sept 7th, 2015

Pharmakon / Pharmakos is the third album by Shabda, a year after the highly acclaimed psychic journey of Tummo. Voluntary hermits established in the rural countryside of Canavese, Piedmont, they fulfill, with this work, a rite of foundation, emanating their blanket of dense droning sound to link distant yet compatible musical mythologies. The two suites forming the album shape time, space and repetition building a sound that drives West and East to confront in the field of pure sound: it’s not doom, nor folk, nor drone in strict sense, but the heavy golden thread that structures the homogeneity of compositions draws a monolithic identity, simultaneously saturnine and solar...

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OBESE – Kali Yuga

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OBESE – Kali Yuga

FILE UNDER: STONER SLUDGE METAL
cat. #: REX26
Release date: June 1st, 2015

OBESE hail from Holland, they are authors of a crunchy, catchy, powerful and above all heavy as hell sound! Bringing the groove back into stoner and feeding your appetite with fat tunes that will leave you hungry for more. The weight and thickness of sound is being explored one track at a time: corpulency never felt that good. The immense riffage in a vast landscape of bulldozing euphony will leave nobody unsatisfied.

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NIBIRU – Padmalotus

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NIBIRU – Padmalotus

FILE UNDER: PSYCH RITUAL SLUDGE
cat. #: REX25
Release date: May 18th, 2015

Since their inception in 2012, NIBIRU gave vent to their ritualized improvisation urge. They totally refused the concept of ordinary song form, leaving their energy flow, and channelling that into live recordings. In Fall 2014NIBIRU signed to Argonauta Records, and CAOSGON and NETRAYONI (originally self-released) were reissued by the label in January 2015. Following their philosophical path, the band crafts PADMALOTUS. Once again, the lyrics are in Enochian language. The 4 tracks were written between September 2014 and January 2015. According to the previous albums, also PADMALOTUS is connected to occult themes of Eastern Orient...

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NIBIRU – Netrayoni

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NIBIRU – Netrayoni

FILE UNDER: PSYCH RITUAL SLUDGE
cat. #: REX02RE
Release date: May 18th, 2015

“Imagine BONG jamming with UFOMAMMUT and that is only a glimpse of what to expect on this psychedelic journey into the unknown”. The Sludgelord

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NIBIRU – Caosgon

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NIBIRU – Caosgon

FILE UNDER: PSYCH RITUAL SLUDGE
cat. #: REX01RE
Release date: May 18th, 2015

“Caosgon is a stunning album that will astound you with its heavy psychedelic riffs and tribal chanting based vocals”. The Sludgelord

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TOVARISH – This Terrible Burden

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TOVARISH – This Terrible Burden

FILE UNDER: DRONE DOOM NOISE
cat. #: REX24
Release date: May 4th, 2015

Based in Providence, Rhode Island (USA) and combining dark ambient electronics, metal guitars and excruciatingly inhuman vocals, TOVARISH explore themes such as bio-terrorism, man-made disasters and paranoia. Glacially-paced, cold, and depressive, their music challenges listeners with dense, aleatory textures offering only fleeting respite in brief moments of coherent rhythm and melody. Also featuring the stunning voice of Yoshiko Ohara (of BLOODY PANDA fame), “This Terrible Burden” is a destructive work made on drones, guitars and inhuman vocals! Highly recommended if you like acts as Gnaw Their Tongues or Khanate.

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BANTORIAK – Weedooism

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BANTORIAK – Weedooism

FILE UNDER: DESERT STONER ROCK / HEAVY PSYCH
cat. #: REX23
Release date: April 13th, 2015

BANTORIAK is a project by Izio Orsini, involving other Italian musicians, that follows the one vision of an experimental work influenced by psychedelic, doom and atmospheric sound. Beyond genres, it flows ashypnotic trip from the Ganges river to the California desert, reflecting the genuine approach on the musical taste, playing entirely with 70’s vintage and handcrafted instruments. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mattia Cominotto at Greenfog Studio (INFECTION CODE, EREMITE), “Weedooism” features on drums Fabio of EREMITE and guest vocals by Rosy (PROFANAL) and Giacomo (ISAAK).

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DENIZEN – Troubled Waters

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DENIZEN – Troubled Waters

FILE UNDER: HEAVY STONER ROCK
cat. #: REX22
Release date: April 6th, 2015

DENIZEN are massive Stoner Rock from France. Formed between Montpellier and Sète in 2003, DENIZEN released a first demo/EP and the first demo/album “Far From Common Strategy” in 2006. Now, after two albums – “Snatches into Uproar” (2009) and “Whispering Wild Stories” (2011) – the band is ready for the come-back with their stunning fourth album “Troubled Waters”, recorded during year 2014. Although you can feel a more melodic Heavy Rock feeling with Blues influences, the band’s main concern is focused on the riff...

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LAST MINUTE TO JAFFNA – Vol.II

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LAST MINUTE TO JAFFNA – Vol.II

FILE UNDER: POST METAL
cat. #: REX21
Release date: Mar 2nd, 2015

Born in Torino (Italy) in the mid of 2000s, LAST MINUTE TO JAFFNA released their first ep in 2006, allowing them to tour in their country and abroad. With their 2008 debut album Volume I they marked a better refinement of their own music style, also touring intensively throughout Europe, even opening for Isis at Torino’s main independent festival. 2011 marked an important step in the band’s history: after playing an unplugged gig opening for Neurosis’ Scott Kelly they decided to record some old tracks and some new ones with acoustic guitars, clean voices and other odd instruments, helped by Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo of Young God Records’s act Larsen. The result was Volume III, whi...