First BEASTMILK Releases Finally Coming to the U.S.

To satisfy the rabid demand for BEASTMILK‘s first releases, White Stains on Black Wax and Use Your Deluge, Magic Bullet Records will bring them to the U.S. on October 14, 2014.

Initially issued as a self-released cassette in 2010, which Fenriz of DARKTHRONE praised in his Band Of The Week features, several hundred copies of the White Stains on Black Tape demo tape sold out immediately. The strength of the material on White Stains on Black Tape garnered the attention and appreciation of Finland’s Svart Records, who issued the songs on vinyl in 2011. In the years to follow, the 7” and tape became cult favorites amongst rabid underground music fans.

Use Your Deluge was originally issued as a four-song 7” in 2012. Early discoverers of the EP were treated to the apocalyptic post punk brilliance that the rest of the world would come to clamor for a year later with the band’s Climax LP.

No more getting ripped off on ebay.

DARKTHRONE’s Fenriz Releases Second Free Compilation for Vice Magazine

Fenriz of DARKTHRONE has compiled a second compilation for Vice Magazine called Trapped Under Vice Vol. II. In contrast to Vol. I‘s thrash metal mix, Vol. II is what Fenriz calls “soulful proto-metal (metal before there was metal)” from 1968-1978.

Here’s the tracklist:
1. FEVER TREE (USA) “Filigree & Shadow” (1968)
2. ICE CROSS (Iceland) “Jesus Freaks” (1978)
3. CARAVAN (UK) “Cecil Rons” (1968)
4. GUN (UK) “Race with the Devil” (1968)
5. SPOOKY TOOTH (UK) “Better by You, Better Than Me” (1969)
6. LUCIFER’S FRIEND (Germany/UK) “Lucifer’s Friend” (1970)
7. CACTUS (USA) “Parchman Farm” (1970)
8. SCORPION (USA) “Take A Look At Yourself” (1969)
9. SIT LORD BALTIMORE (USA) “Lady of Fire” (1970)
10. BLACK WIDOW (UK) “In Ancient Days” (1970)
11. THE OPEN MIND (UK) “Thor, the Thunder God” (1969)
12. FLAX (Norway) “Demon in Your Heart” (1976)
13. LOBBY LOYDE & TGE CIKIYRED BAKKS (Australia) “Human Being” (1973)
14. AMON DÜÜL II (Germany) “Archangel [Live]” (1975)
15. JANE (Germany) “Janesession” (1975)
16. BLACK OAK ARKANSAS (USA) “When Electricity Came to Arkansas [Live]” (1973)

Read the Vice Magazine announcement and download the compilation.

Fenriz and Nattefrost to Issue Split CD, Engangsgrill

DARKTHRONE‘s Fenriz and Nattefrost (of NATTEFROST and CARPATHIAN FOREST) will be releasing a split album called Engangsgrill via Indie Recordings. Fenriz‘ three tracks will be released under the moniker, FENRIZ’ RED PLANET, while Nattefrost‘s will be under NATTEFROST. Here is the track list:

Side Nebulah – FENRIZ’ RED PLANET
1. “My Ship Sailed Without Me
2. “Jon Carter, Man On Mars
3. “Temple Of The Red Dawn Rising

Side Lustmord – NATTEFROST
4. “Nekronaut II Nekro Spirituals
5. “Uskyldighet
6. “Sin Goddammit
7. “Lustmord
8. “Humiliated And Pissed Upon

Here’s what Fenriz had to say about the release:

“In 1993, I asked Peaceville if I should make a solo doom metal project for them. they said yes. I had already started a solo doom project PILGRIM SANDS in 1989, but only one song was recorded. I did ISENGARD demo instead that summer.

“So I recorded 3 tracks, but suddenly i got caught up in ISENGARD again and at the same time I joined VALHALL again (I played there 88-89), and so these 3 songs were kept totally secret by me.

“The songs are inspired by REVELATION 2nd and 3rd demo from 1987 (this band was later signed on Lee Dorrian‘s label Rise Above, I think), BLACK SABBATH, TROUBLE, PENTAGRAM (USA), THE DOORS and also a song by SLEEP.

“It is sassy but really ultra-conservative doom metal I think.

“It will be out in the start of May. I think Roger told me it will be printed in 3500 CD’s and 500 vinyls. (It was on a bad phone line and I was stressed cuz I was on my way to take the bus to go tenting in the forest as usual.)”

Listen to NATTEFROST‘s “Nekronaut II Nekro Spirituals” on his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/nattefrostmanagement