SKÁLD, first EP coming out soon

SKÁLD is above all a project matured for several years, led by musicians passionate about Nordic mythology who are not at their first attempt:
Pierrick Valence, Justine Galmiche and Mattjö Haussy.

Their first will coming out July 20th on Decca Records / Universal Music Publishing​​​​!

EP tracklist:

  1. Gleipnir (04:07)
  2. Ódinn (03:08)
  3. Rún (02:40)

Pierrick Valence ᚦ

Justine Galmiche ᛉ

Mattjö Haussy ᚨ

Vikings are coming… July 20th!

SKÁLD – Vikings

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https://www.instagram.com/skaldvikings

LADLO SAMPLER MMXVIII

LISTEN + FREE DOWNLOAD : https://ladlo.bandcamp.com/album/sampler-mmxviii

TRACKLIST:
01. Maïeutiste : Veritas
02. Pénitence Onirique : Aphonie
03. MOONREICH:Fugue part.I-Every Time She Passes Away
04. Verfallen: Derelictus
05. Darkenhöld: Cors Glorieux
06. Au-Dessus: III
07. Aorlhac: L’Ora es Venguda
08. Spectrale: ▲
09. MONOLITHE : Anechoic Aberration
10. Hyrgal : Aux Diktats de l’Instinct
11. Pensées Nocturnes : Paria

 

MOONREICH’s new album “Fugue” is out today

1-Fugue Part I: Every time she passes away
2-Fugue Part II: Every time the earth slips away
3-With open throat for way too long
4-Heart symbolism
5-Rarefaction
6-Carry that drought cause I have no arms anymore
7-The things behind the moon

Recorded and mixed at Studio Henosis
Mastering by Hertz Studio
Artwork by Drumshit

MOONREICH is a special case in our roster. Weddir, the band’s mastermind, is a former member of our association. I know him since 2004 and our collaboration came naturally. I closely followed the band’s evolution when Weddir decided to change label and ask us to cooperate. The band’s new approach fitted with the artistic identity of the label – its progressive aspect, filled with post hardcore influences, killing and catchy riffs, a devastating energy… It all seems logical, as if it was meant to be. Once again a family business, based on trust…

DARKENHOLD “Castellum” reissue

 

In 2008, Aldébaran (ex. ARTEFACT) and Cervantes joined their forces to create DARKENHÖLD with the aim to play authentic Medieval Black Metal. After two split-CDs and an appearance in a tribute to Emperor (2009), DARKENHÖLD released its first album A Passage To The Towers. The band goes then away to defend its music in public and participate again on new tribute, this time in honour of Enslaved, before beginning the writing process of the second opus. With Echoes To The Stone Keeper”, the band develops its universe, evocative power and sound signature: a melodic Black Metal made of foggy landscapes, ruins and mysterious medieval majesty.

To conceive Castellum the band plunged into ancient times where legendary castles and fortresses were raised proudly to impose their magnificience. This third album gives a new life to the old stones that are full of history through a personal and imaginative work. More than a tribute, this majestic Black-Metal is a true invitation to a journey in these authentic places where myths and legends live on.

LINE-UP : Aldébaran (Guitars, bass, keyboards, choirs) | Cervantes (Vocals) | Aboth (Drums) | Aleevok (Bass Live) | Anthony (Guitar Live)

LIVE: Aorlhac turns back after 6 years!

Capture and editing by Violent Motion

MOONREICH : listen to the fourth extract from their upcoming album

Recorded and mixed at Studio Henosis
Mastering by Hertz Studio 
Artwork by Drumshit

HYRGAL – Serpentine CD digipack reissue

We believe a lot in the potential of HYRGAL and hope you will be as enthusiastic as we are.

Hyrgal pops out from Clement Flandrois’ desire, also known for its former work with Svart Crown, a decade ago. Even if the line up went through some ups and downs, it now proudly bears its slough with this first album as an ornament : Serpentine. Its black metal free from artifices directly goes under the patronage of primal forces, shaking the fragile human structure. It inherit a duality between the rampancy of natural disasters and the peaceful simplicity of melodic parts. We go through this album as if we were in the vast alpine landscape that inspired the album : searching for an original power stirring up at the same time a genuine fear and a irrepressible fascination.

LINE-UP: Flandrois Clément (Guitars, Vocals) | Zuccaro Emmanuel (Drums, Percussion, Vocals) | Aberne Quantin (Bass)
Hand Drawing artworks: Le chien noir
Pics: Fabrice Flandrois (29/11/1956 – 10/08/2012)

Words from the label manager, Gérald Milani:

“Would you believe it if I told you we almost missed out on this fantastic band …For the anecdote, JB from Svart Crown sent me, during summer 2017, some tracks from Serpentine as a preview because he thought this album will perfectly fit with LADLO. Back then, I was in a personal torment, and I did not put much intention on this proposition, moreover our 2018 planning was already full. Yet, back from the 2017 Tyrant Fest, Tony from RLHT talked to me, in the most flattering way, about this album, released shortly before on Naturmacht Productions on CD. Clément (mastermind of Hyrgal, and ex-Svart Crown) shared those track with him when RLHT played at Marseille, in Fall 2017. This made my mouth water that much that I had to listen to the album as soon as possible : the next morning I contacted the band and asked the team what they thought about it. It was a general crush, it did not took much time to find some place for them in our planning, even if we could only produced the vinyl. You know that we prefer producing all format, but we really wanted to work on this album, and we hope that this is a first step to a long collaboration.

Words will never replace music, and the best thing for you to make up your mind is to listen to this awesome Serpentine. You will surely be touched, as I have been, by this energy, this primitive strength, almost instinctive, that hit you straight in the face like a tsunami. It is striking while offering in the same time smart compositions leading you through different atmospheres. I love everything on this album, from the French exacerbate singing to the subtle and perfectly placed lyrics, from the amazing riffs to the heavy and dissonant atmosphere, from the ever-present drums to its place in the sound spectrum.

A first try, yet very mature, that already makes this album a special one that we are extremely proud to share with you. “

MAIEUTISTE’s first album: vinyl edition

Maïeutiste’s first album received wholehearted praise and tremendous support from critics and public alike. This album is now available on double LP gatefold version (gold or black) with new artwork and remastered tracks

Tracklisting:

01 – Introductions… : 3’55
02 – …in the Mirror… : 6’30
03 – Reflect/Disappear : 5’23
04 – Purgatoire : 5’33
05 – The Fall : 5’08
06 – Absolution : 7’59
07 – The Eye of Maieutic Art : 9’07
08 – Lifeless Visions : 9’17
09 – Death to Free Thinkers : 8’22
10 – Annonciation : 4’04
11 – Death to Socrates : 11’01

MOONREICH : third extract from “Fugue”

Release date : June 15th 2018

Recorded and mixed at Studio Henosis

Mastering by Hertz Studio

Artwork by Drumshit