MOON VIII - PRIMOGENORUM "Ye Last Ordeal" MCD
Now, 10 years after the first demo, the circle is complete with Ye Last Ordeal, which will indeed be the last opus of the band. Everything has been said; you only should have listened. Rotten and ruinous to the very last note, to the last slit of the listener's throat, this is the forlorn final chapter upon the path of PRIMOGENORUM: diseased, desiccated, sickness of the mind, body, and soul, all-caps BLACK METAL to the bitter, lonely end. See you in Hell! Adalord Satan Haegl!
Listen: PRIMOGENORUM- "On the Ground of the Dying Man"
MOON XI - MÚSPELLZHEIMR "Hyldest Til Trolddommens Flamme/Demo Compilation" 2CD
MÚSPELLZHEIMR are the new, blurred-out face of Denmark's fast-rising black metal scene. Only the purest and most traditional black metal is utilized within this idiom; however, the band's vision - and those of their close comrades - is boundless, thus making the "old" new and vice versa, like the ouroboros forever devouring its tail. MÚSPELLZHEIMR's majestic, mystical black metal is much like that: starkly vast, circular, hypnotic, buried deeply in the abyss, both in the physical and spiritual senses.
Originally released in 2015, "Hyldest til Trolddommens Flamme" was MÚSPELLZHEIMR's bolt-from-the-blue full-length debut, a veritable Ground Zero for this exciting development within black metal's deepest underground (and which largely revolves around the Afgrundsvisioner nebula of predominantly Danish and Swedish artists). Immediately instilling austerity and iciness but soon burning hot with a passion and poignancy that's blanching to behold, "Hyldest til Trolddommens Flamme" is a dizzying yet feverishly melodic rumination on the mysteries of nature and the beyond. Its frequent detours into placid, acoustic-led territory is forever haunting, as well as the band's overall grasp of dynamics: truly, this is the work of actual humans who play as a band rather than the sterile cut 'n' paste (or worse) of so much nowadays "black metal"; paradoxically, this decidedly "un-human" human touch is refreshingly life-affirming whilst losing none of black metal's core misanthropy. At 42 time-evaporating minutes, the album hovers and then smothers - truly, an experience that eternally etched MÚSPELLZHEIMR's name into modern legendry.
Released earlier this year by Afgrundsvisioner but only digitally, the equally lengthy "Demo Compilation" includes three incrementally rawer iterations of "Hyldest til Trolddommens Flamme" tracks as well as two raw iterations from MÚSPELLZHEIMR's third album, "Raukn". Fervent fans from the beginning, LUNAR APPARITIONS is honored to bring together these two works on 2CD format, giving a timely glimpse into past, present, and future.
Double CD co-released with Amor Fati. Listen: MÜSPELLZHEIMR - "Hyldest til Trolddommens Flamme / Demo Compilation"
Sold out releases:
MOON XII - AIWĪGAZ UNÐERGANGAZ / MÚSPELLZHEIMR "Split" Digipak MCD
Digipak limited to 150 copies.
Listen: AIWĪGAZ UNÐERGANGAZ / MÚSPELLZHEIMR - "Split"
MOON X - FLEŠŠ "Frenzied Bloodlust Underneath a Black Moon" A5 Digipak CD
Following the 2017 release of its debut demo, "Volume I", did FLEŠŠ unleash the staggering debut album, "Frenzied Bloodlust Underneath a Black Moon", on limited cassette and then vinyl. While its influences remain intact - namely the French Black Legions, but also Countess, Yamatu, Stíny Plamenů, and especially early Black Funeral - here One Entity malforms that foul foundation further, slashing at its desiccated skin in an almost improvisational manner. To say these two, double-digit tracks are "tense" and "unsettling" is an understatement of grand proportions.
Primitive, pissed off, proudly underground: FLEŠŠ "Frenzied Bloodlust Underneath a Black Moon" now receives rightful royal treatment on paradoxical digipack CD format. Anti-you fliers are in the mail...
Limited to 100 copies.
Listen: FLEŠŠ - "Vampyric Drain Through Hypnotic Force (extract)"
MOON IX - FLEŠŠ "Vol. I" A5 Digipak CD
Originally self-released in 2017 on cassette in a mere 13 copies but finding successive tape editions thereafter, "Volume I" introduced the FLEŠŠ aesthetic with no shortage of arrogance and aggression. The spectre of the French Black Legions looms large here, as does such too-often-forgotten cults as Countess, Yamatu, Stíny Plamenů, and especially early Black Funeral, but One Entity malforms that foul foundation to his own, utterly unorthodox design.
Primitive, pissed off, proudly underground: FLEŠŠ "Volume" I now receives rightful royal treatment on paradoxical digipack CD format. Anti-you fliers are in the mail...
Limited to 100 copies.
Listen: FLEŠŠ - "Raped On The Altar""
MOON VII - ANDEIS "Servants of the Cold Night" CD
MOON VI - NEGATIVA "03" CD
Featuring H.V of Wormlust/Mystískaos on vocals.
CD limited to 150 copies.
Listen: NEGATIVA- "03"
MOON V - TENEBRAE IN PERPETUUM / CHELMNO / NEAR / LORN "From the Ancient Dolomitic Forests" Digipak CD
4 exclusive tracks of cold Black Metal to celebrate the North-East Italian Black Metal Scene!
Digipak CD limited to 150 copies.
Listen: TIP/CHELMNO/NEAR/LORN- "From the Ancient Dolomitic Forests"
MOON IV - LAMPIR "The Alchemy of Cursed Blood" CD
CD in regular jewel case with 4-pages booklet. Limited to 150 copies.
Listen: LAMPIR- "Sixth Revelation of Depravity"
MOON III - KROLOK "At the End of a New Age" CD
CD in regular jewel case with 8-pages booklet. Limited to 300 copies.
Listen: KROLOK- "At the End of a New Age"
MOON II - CANTOS DE MUERTE "Las Voces Perdidas" Digipak CD
CD in 3-panel digipak.
Listen: CANTOS DE MUERTE- "Las Voces Perdidas"
MOON I - BULTURNOS / YERSINIA PESTIS "Split" CD
CD in regular jewel case with 12-pages booklet.
Listen: BULTURNOS- "A Mia Tierra d'o Ixuplido"
Listen: YERSINIA PESTIS- "The Ruins of Men that Were"