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New titles incoming, by Sol Invictus, Xasthur, Agalloch, Ulver etc.

A bunch of records are incoming, expected time of arrival January-February. Including artists such as the neofolk stars Sol Invictus and Ard, the latter being a project with member from British black metal masters Winterfylleth. The titles are available for preorder/reservation by getting in contact. Unfortunately, inflation strikes and the prices from labels are constantly increasing but we will of course try to ‘price match’.

Also, if you are missing anything that Prophecy Productions carries, including Auerbach and Ripple Music, let us know and we’ll bring that in as well…


Sol Invictus – The Killing Tide, Vinyl Gatefold LP | Black
Item #: AB 037 LP

Sol Invictus – King & Queen, Vinyl Gatefold LP | Black
Item #: AB 038 LP

Agalloch – The Mantle, Vinyl 2-LP Gatefold | transparent
Item #: GRAU 001 LP
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Altareth – Blood, Vinyl LP | Red transparent
Item #: MER090LP

Ulver – Hexahedron – Live at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Vinyl 2-LP Gatefold | Blue transparent
Item #: HOM 027 LPB

Eight Bells – Legacy of Ruin, Vinyl Gatefold LP | Clear

Eight Bells – Histories 2010 – 2016, Vinyl 3-LP | Black
Item #: PRO 311 LP

ARÐ – Take Up My Bones, Vinyl LP | Red, White & Black Marble
Item #: PRO 332 LPC

Xasthur – Ominous Fates, Vinyl Gatefold LP | Smokey
Item #: WOLF 090 LPSK

Xasthur – Subliminal Genocide, Vinyl 2-LP Gatefold | Black
Item #: WOLF 0Xasthur – Defective Epitaph, Vinyl 2-LP Gatefold | Clear, red & blue mixed
Item #: WOLF 092 LPHY91 LP

Xasthur – Defective Epitaph, Vinyl 2-LP Gatefold | Black
Item #: WOLF 092 LP

Xasthur – Portal Of Sorrow, Vinyl 2-LP Gatefold | Black
Item #: WOLF 093 LP

Xasthur – Portal Of Sorrow, Vinyl 2-LP Gatefold | Crystal Clear with Silver
Item #: WOLF 093 LPS
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Falkenbach – Tiurida, Vinyl Gatefold LP | Orange Transparent
Item #: PRO 224 LPO
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The Ruins of Beverast release new album in February

“The Thule Grimoires” is The Ruins of Beverast‘s 6th spawn in full length and continue the sonorous wandering across anecumenical spheres that form up and embattle for the ever raging war against poisonous and verminous trespassers of human origin. The seven works evolve around discarnate, spiritful protagonists that join the brave and inexorable powers of nature against their foe. These sceneries are rooted within the familiar TROBesque experience, grim and low-bottomed monolithic tone, enriched with morbid melodic facets and surreal soundscapes.

The Ruins of Beverast were formed in early 2003 and named after the most bloodcurdling occasion being part of the ancient Mid- and Northeuropean eschatology – the collapse of the giant bridge Bifrost. This incident bears analogy to the musical aura of The Ruins of Beverast, which builds a sonic landscape of a downtuned ground and barren, massive, surreal mountain formations; this landscape’s atmosphere exhales psychotic, ancient and undead elements and is uncomfortably coloured. The Ruins of Beverast narrate fables of the darkest secrets in human history and present. Five full-lengths albums and several EP-, Split- and Compilation-releases were published through Ván Records since then.

Taster from “The Thule Grimoires”

The land of man vibrates with the “Kromlec’h Knell” – find out for yourselves:

“The Thule Grimoires” tracklisting

  1. Ropes Into Eden
  2. The Tundra Shines
  3. Kromlec’h Knell
  4. Mammothpolis
  5. Anchoress In Furs
  6. Polar Hiss Hysteria
  7. Deserts To Bind And Defeat
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Empyrium return with their sixth album “Über den Sternen”

With their sixth full-length, “Über den Sternen”, EMPYRIUM still draw from the magic and spirits of wild places, nature’s beauty, and human relics of ages long past. “Über den Sternen” echoes this reconciliation of the old with the new on a musical level as well. The duo is putting more emphasis on the electric guitars and harsh vocals again, which marked their first two albums and stood strong upon the band’s melodic black metal foundations. Yet EMPYRIUM also revisit the dark folk style, which the Germans had progressively embraced on their third and fourth albums.

What used to appear to be a crossroad in their musical development has now merged into one breath-taking sound. The combined force of mastermind, multi-instrumentalist, clean and extreme vocalist as well as producer Markus “Schwadorf” Stock and classical singer Thomas Helm, who lends his amazing voice also to the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, is painting a radiant sonic picture. It comes with the melancholic grounding of the sophomore album “Songs of Moors & Misty Fields” (1997), adds brushstrokes of the fairy-tale tempera colours of “Where at Night the Wood Grouse Plays” (1999), and also makes use of a few hues from the palette that Dead Can Dance have infused with world music, which EMPYRIUM have already employed on “The Turn of the Tides” (2014). The crowning varnish is diligently crafted from rougher elements that reach all the way back to the Germans’ legendary debut ” A Wintersunset…” (1996). EMPYRIUM have reconciled their early vintage sound with the acoustic expression of later recordings.”

Staying true to the Romantic tradition, EMPYRIUM continue to take inspiration for their lyrical flights of fantasy from the local myths, ancient places, and natural wonders of the Rhön Mountains and their Lower Franconian homeland in the West of Germany. A circle is closing, and with EMPYRIUM‘s label Prophecy Productions, which were originally founded with the mission to release the band’s debut album, celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2021, it happens in more than one way.

Don’t forget to check out the taster “Über den Sternen”:

Tracklist

  1. The Three Flames Sapphire
  2. A Lucid Tower Beckons On The Hills Afar
  3. The Oaken Throne
  4. Moonrise
  5. The Archer
  6. The Wild Swans
  7. In The Morning Mist
  8. Über den Sternen

Bonus track (only artbook and box)

  1. The Crimson Heath
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My Dying Bride release the first ever vinyl version of “Evinta”

The vinyl is officially released today, December 4th, and is available on preorder.

Rightly hailed as one of the most instrumental & influential forces in doom metal since their inception in 1990, UK legends My Dying Bride have forged an illustrious career through a flawless discography of immaculately crafted, haunting art.

Now marking the thirtieth year of My Dying Bride with this special vinyl release, Aaron Stainthorpe describes the new edition

“Evinta is a reworking and a re-thinking of some of My Dying Bride’s best compositions, we brought together some outstanding classical musicians as well as opera singer Lucie Roche for the venture. It was directed by myself, Andrew Craighan and Jonny Maudling and the music comes together with all the pomp you would expect from such a project, featuring violins, grand piano, cellos a variety of woodwind and brass instruments as well as new lyrics. A recent discovery from this recording session was a cover version of our song ‘The Cry of Mankind’ with all new instrumentation and a differing vocal approach, which gives the song an altogether majestic and ethereal sound.” – Aaron Stainthorpe

This edition of ‘Evinta (MMXX)’ is presented on the vinyl format for the very first time and includes gatefold sleeve with updated cover art & layout courtesy of Aaron Stainthorpe himself.

Check out the unboxing by Aaron below. I must say that I don’t like him removing the plastic, but the tool he uses is pretty fantastic: