04.03.2021

Zeitgeist

The Very End

The Very End Zeitgeist

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Hailing from the heart of the infamous Ruhr-Area, THE VERY END have always been a wayward bunch. No categories, no boundaries, not your standard heavy metal game. Even after more than nine years since the release of their last album „Turn Off The World“, this has not changed a single bit. No, the five-piece shows itself stronger and more unique than ever before – with a new line up and a brand-new album: „Zeitgeist“!
Exploring extremes has never been a goal of THE VERY END, but somehow „Zeitgeist“ is the band‘s most extreme album to date. From spitting-with-rage thrashers like ‘Light The Lows’ or the title track to pounding, death metal infected grooves like ‘From Boon To Bane’ or ‘The Day It All Went Black’ to the catchy rocking chorus of ‘On Parole’ or the epic broadness of ‘Until There‘s Nothing Left Of Us’ – „Zeitgeist“ proves that the song matters more than any cliches or expectations. The fresh spirit that comes along with the new members Jerome Reil on drums and Marc Bräutigam on guitar is truly notable in the acoustic cornucopia that „Zeitgeist“ really is – without losing the DNA of THE VERY END‘s trademarks!
With the help of Cornelius Rambadt (Bonded, Disbelief, Sodom…), the band produced the album by themselves while Dennis Koehne (Caliban, Lacuna Coil, Melechesh, Orden Ogan…) took care of mastering duties. The result is a varied sound that is able to support all the different nuances within the songs. Singer Björn Gooßes (Aborted, Circle II Circle, Motorjesus ,The Crown…) himself created the artwork that is at the same time true to the aesthetic of the former albums but also able to transport THE VERY END’s attitude in 2021: Daring and uncompromising but still focused on the song, open minded and contemporary but still metal to the bone.

Release date
14/05/2021

Cat-No
CDARC056

Formats
CD Digipak, Marbled Clear/Black LP, Cremeweiß LP, Rotbraun LP

Tracklist

01. Teratoma
02. Light The Lows
03. On Parole
04. Zeitgeist
05. Truth And Tremor
06. Short Cuts Deep Wounds
07. Brave New Blood
08. Anechoic
09. The Day It All Went Black
10. Sorrow No More
11. From Boon To Bane
12. Until There‘s Nothing Left Of Us

ContrAesthetic

Massen

Massen ContrAesthetic

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A conflicting elegance between atmosphere and fury

A dark space in the heart of Belarus filled with unique melodies, black/death metal intensity and engaging sounds. MASSEN from Minsk are creating their own niche within the jar of melodic extreme metal. This does not only go for their instrumental content, but also for their lyrics. These are delivered in Belarusian, which makes them even more emotional in every way. You can hear all the aggression as well as all the desire through their words and voices. The best way to describe their music is “ContrAesthetic”, the title of their Apostasy Records debut.
In ‘Cold Clouds’ frantically fast parts alternate with epic and melodic ones while ‘A Step To Silence’ prepares for the emotional and epic end after its brutal start. The opus magnum is the title track which comes in two parts and is like a swirl of feelings.
The album was recorded in their homeland Belarus and mixed / mastered in Estonia while the strong artwork was done by Costin Chioreanu (Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Night In Gales …).

Release date
09/04/2021

Cat-No
CDARC055

Formats
CD Digipak, Ice Blue/Black Marbled LP, Black LP

Tracklist
01. The Depth
02. Cold Clouds
03. A Step To Silence
04. By Water To The Sun
05. Flock Of Whores
06. Contraesthetics pt. 1
07. Contraesthetics pt.2

28.12.2020

Inferno

Asmodina

Asmodina Inferno

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Nearly 23 years after its initial release, the time is right to experience Asmodina’s “Inferno” in a whole new way. It shows the first musical steps of Angela Gossow (ex-Arch Enemy) and it’s a true death metal gem full of raw riff-power and unrestrained brutality. The whole album has been remastered by Christoph Brandes) to make songs like “Another Golgotha” and “Impregnate The Beast Inside” even more crushing. Earlier demos, the original lyrics and some photos of “way back when” allow you to travel back in time with the German band. Costin Chioreanu created a redesign of the original cover-artwork and a whole new layout that captures the old-school vibe but allows a lot more details. To make this one even more special, the whole profit of the album will be donated.
Prepare for the ultimate edition of “Inferno” by Asmodina which will be released via Apostasy Records.
Angela Gossow: „Here comes the reissue of ASMODINA’s “Inferno” with loads of cool extras for you! Stop buying the cheap bootlegs. We have remastered the album, added earlier demos, the original lyrics and some cool photos. My entire share will go to a charity project for children I have been supporting for a couple of years now. I will personally sign autograph cards for this release. Go grab your copy now – Before it‘s sold out!“
Release date
11/12/2020

Cat-No
CDARC051

Formats
CD Jewelcase, 2-LP (different colors)

Tracklist
01. Forgotten Tears
02. Blood
03. Impregnate The Beast Inside
04. Another Golgotha
05. Abuse
06. Nocturnal Obsession
07. Pleasure Dance
08. Pleasure Dance – 1996 (Bonus Track)
09. The Orphaned Hill – 1996 (Bonus Track)
10. Deep in Hate – 1996 (Bonus Track)

25.10.2020

For Those Enslaved

Disparaged

Disparaged For Those Enslaved

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Release date
13/11/2020

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Digital Download

Tracklist
01. Cry at Dawn
02. Tormented Suicide
03. Coffin in the Wasteland
04. The Killing
05. Salvation
06. Monsters of Rock
07. Silent Scream / Angel of Death
08. Bleed for me

The Grand Aversion

Maladie

Maladie The Grand Aversion

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Maladie, officially founded in 2009 (actually you should rather mention the year 1979), is the life of Mastermind Björn Köppler, who has gathered a more than suitable horde of top-class musicians to complete the line-up.

Since that fateful year, 4 albums and 2 mini-albums have been released so far. Extreme Metal is the basis, but by no means the right drawer. Across all genres, all kinds of metal, jazz and many other styles, together with all kinds of different instruments, are concocted into an avant-garde but always homogeneous mix.

Every release is unmistakably Maladie and yet the brave can always expect something new. This journey is far away from over…
Release date
16/10/2020

Cat-No
CDARC054

Formats
CD Digipak

Tracklist
01. Obtestatio
02. Distentio
03. Odium
04. Detractatio
05. Source Doloris
06. Fastidium
07. Lux Et Umbra
08. Murmur
09. Seditio
10. Aequamentum
11. Corona
12. Non Omnis Mori
13. Rex Vulnere
14. Anastasis

08.05.2020

Dawnlight Garden

Night In Gales

Night In Gales Dawnlight Garden

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An ominous, red dyed horizon recalls ”Sylphlike”, “Towards The Twilight” or “The Last Sunsets” – the album that lead Night In Gales back to their roots. 2018 marked the return of their initial singer Christian Müller but the year also saw their rediscovered love for melodic death metal in its initial form, which they delivered with overwhelming enthusiasm and a noticeable (re)connection with their own history. “Dawnlight Garden” consistently continues this path and delivers even more multifaceted material which underlines the compositional sophistication of the band. The opener “Atrocity Kings” paves the way for “Beyond The Light” to really explode. But there is always enough space for groove (“Winterspawn”) and semi-acoustic passages (“Kingdom”). The rerecorded „A Spark In The Crimson Eclipse” looks back on the „Razor“-EP which was originally released in 1996 to create another highlight.

The character of the album is perfectly captured in the intense artwork by Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Arch Enemy…). While the horizon in the background is a nod to the band’s early days, the garden in the foreground symbolizes the here and the now with all its different aspects.

Release date
24/07/2020

Cat-No
CDARC053

Formats
CD Digipak, 1-LP (different colors), Limited Vinyl Box

Tracklist
01. Atrocity Kings
02. Beyond The Light
03. Dawnlight Garden
04. Winterspawn
05. Beasts Leave Tombs Again
06. Kingdom
07. The Spectre Dead
08. A Spark In The Crimson Eclipse
09. Through Dark Decades
10. Choir Of Unlight
11. The Bonebed

27.04.2020

Left Unburied

Burial Vault

Burial Vault Left Unburied

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Every band has a different way to find its own musical identity, to give certain elements a try and to think outside the box. After the recordings of their full-length-debut “Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction)”, Burial Vault had to face two line-up changes in 2010 and 2011. Although the band already started writing a concept album based on Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” (which was released as “Incedium” in 2013), the North Germans decided to do a little studio experiment. Within just a couple of weeks, they wanted to write and record three songs to capture as much of the spontaneity as possible. In order to prevent formulas that might have been part of their process after two EPs and the aforementioned album they used a different guitar-tuning and defined a different direction for each song: doom, (brutal) death metal and blackened thrash. They called it the “Left Unburied” sessions and the results were recorded at Soundlodge Studio with producer Jörg Uken (Anvil, God Dethroned, Dawn Of Disease, Sinister…). But it never felt right for Burial Vault to release them as bonus material for one of their albums. Nearly 10 years after they were recorded, the songs fit better than ever to the band’s style. The small experiments that made their way into the compositions also became a part of their sound. Now, these little gems find a way into the light of day in the form an online EP. And the artwork by Chris Kiesling (Misanthropic Art Illustrations) fits perfectly with the character of “Left Unburied”.

Release date
15/05/2020

Cat-No
DDARD001

Formats
Digital only

Tracklist
01. Insomnia
02. venoMutilation
03. Trapped In This Meaningless Human Shell view

26.03.2020

Walking Off The Horizon

Aesmah

Aesmah Walking Off The Horizon

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Release date
07/02/2020

Cat-No
CDARL047

Formats
CD (Digipak), 2-LP (Marbled)

Tracklist
01. Quartz Pt.I
02. Quartz Pt.II
03. Wave of Singularity
04. Emerald Visions
05. Nameless Echoes
06. Feeding the Eclipse
07. Ocean of Veinings
08. Stained Souls
09. Hollow
10. Ghosts

Reap

Reincarnage

Reincarnage Reap

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Coming soon…

Release date
24/01/2020

Cat-No
CDARC048

Formats
Jewelcase-CD, 1-LP (Purple)

Tracklist
01. Antipathy
02. Hour Of The Werewolf
03. Northern Throne
04. B.B.O.B
05. Blood Moon Rising
06. Reap
07. By Violence Be Purged
08. Psychotic Influenced Hysteria
09. The Wound That Will Not Heal

Into The Catacombs Of Flesh

Fleshcrawl

Fleshcrawl Into The Catacombs Of Flesh

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In Kürze

Release date
29/11/2019

Cat-No
CDARC049

Formats
Jewelcase-CD, Vinyl-Box, 1-LP (Black)

Tracklist
01. Into The Catacombs Of Flesh
02. Mass Obliteration
03. Ossuary Rituals
04. Funeral Storm
05. Grave Monger
06. Chained Impalement
07. Law Of Retaliation
08. Obliteration Bizarre
09. Red Streams Of Sorrow
10. Of Frozen Bloody Grounds
11. Suffer The Dead
12. Among Death And Desolation