Monday, March 12, 2012


Deteriorating raw black noise from Cleveland. Second demo tape, released in 2010.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kalibos - Frozen Souls of Mystical Winter

Released in 1995. Primitive raw black metal from Germany.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Sale Freux - Subterraneus

French black metal formerly known as Saatkrähe
Released March 10th, 2011.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Land Beyond the Forest - On Road to Frozen Stars

Russian Black Metal, released in 1998

Verdelet - Demo I

Recorded in 2002. French style black metal from Australia.
No cover art available

1. My Travels Under Fullmoon (3:29)
2. Holocaust in Southern Battlegrounds (2:08)
3. Storming Through the Southern Lands (3:32)
4. Returning to My Dark Caves (4:13)


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Grausamkeit - Frozen Souls

German black metal. Demo released in 1996


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Forbidden Citadel of Spirits & Satanize

Split cassette released in 2009. Quality raw black metal, highly recommended.

Forbidden Citadel of Spirits
1. Manifestation of Tainted Black Skies 02:49
2. Upon the Stone of Ancient Evil 04:33
3. Anti-life Nature 03:26
4. Palma ut Malum 05:29


Monday, February 21, 2011

Belathuzur - Demo '94

Belathuzur was the solo project of former Mutiilation drummer Krissagrazabeth. This is his second and last demo ever released. By far the most underrated and overlooked of any LLN related project. Recommended.

1.Overture to the Black Abyss of Hate00:42
2.The Black Battlefields of Evil10:28
3.Sorrowful Moon09:35

Cirrhus - Demo 2008

Raw and energetic black metal from the United States.
6.Instrumental VI05:12
7.Instrumental VII05:20
8.Instrumental VIII05:48
9.Instrumental IX07:24
10.Instrumental X06:10

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Grausamkeit - Hellgoat

14th demo from Germany's Grausamkeit. Released in 1999.

1.Abyss of filth03:42
2.Resurrection of war02:56
4.Satans Return04:19

Terminator - Evil of This World

The band's first and only demo, released in 1990. Recommended.

1.Sudden Death02:55
3.Sepulchral Voice03:18
5.War Demons03:12
6.Sadistic Trance03:52


Friday, January 14, 2011

Nåstrond - From a Black Funeral Coffin

Occult black metal from Sweden. Released in 1994.

1.Transylvanian Fullmoon03:16
2.From a Black Funeral Coffin03:22
3.Winter of Obscurity02:47
4.On Black Winter Thrones06:55
5.Shadows of the Black Ram06:59


Friday, January 7, 2011

Klage - Die Weihe Des Eises - Eine Grossweise

German black metal


Abyssic Hate - Cleansing of an Ancient Race

Abyssic Hate released this first demo back in 1994. Note that this is before the band changed it's direction towards "depressive" black metal. Here provided are two seperate versions of this release. The first link is the proper version including vocals and with much higher recording quality, the second link leads to an instrumental version of this demo which is much rougher than the polished version. So, I suggest both. Surely an enjoyable listen to those seeking raw and uncompromising black metal.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Goat Semen - Southamerican Terrorist Black Death Destruction

Formed in the year 2000, this is the first demo from Goat Semen. A raw blend of black, death and thrash metal is demonstrated here flawlessly by this Peruvian horde. These same songs were re-recorded with much higher production and reissued on the 2002 self titled demo as well as the 2004 split with Peru's own Anal Vomit. The versions offered on this first demo are barbaric and relentless lo-fi bursts of Satanic and blasphemic rage. Also pay attention to the clusterfuck of a drum solo that happens in "Warfare Noise".

Anti Cimex - Raped Ass

Released in 1983, here is the Raped Ass EP by Sweden's Anti Cimex. This D-beat classic absolutely punishes from start to finish with a rage that is uncaptured by any other band from this time period. Aggressive riffs and shredded vocals make this easily one of my favorite punk releases ever.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ravenclaw - Winternacht

Primitive and raw black metal from Germany. Solo project of Gaamalzagoth of Moonblood, Azaxul etc. Released in 1996


Tzaphkial - Anahata Chakra, Kundalini, Luciferi...

In 1994 Tzaphkial released their only demo before the group became inactive. It's sole member Abrahel joined France's infamous Bekhira one year later. I'm not really sure how I feel about this tape, there are some good moments on here but it has it's fair share of amateur moments as well. Overall, this is a strange tape that I'd say is definitely worth a listen.

Sadorass - In the Chill of the Dark Forgotten Forest

Released in 1996, this is the first demo from Sadorass. Strange and sloppy black metal from Germany.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saatkrähe - L'arbre Mort

I've been looking for this for quite some time, now here it is. Another exceptional demo from France's Saatkrähe, enjoy.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Seyiren - Defying the Demiurge

What is there to say about such a band who has been hardly recognized for such great work? So well hidden over the last 12 years or so, hardly mentioned, never band photographs, merely a mailing address on an impossibly attainable (so it seems) demo cassette. Defying the Demiurge is very distinct in sound and style, you immediately understand that Seyiren is a french black metal band, and you also understand the time period which this material was recorded and released. Formed by the infamous Noctu (Peste Noire, Mortifera, Celestia, and so on..) in the year 1994, though he didn't take part in this demo..which really proves to not matter one bit. The band carried on without him and for good reason, this tape truly showcases the spirit of black metal that has been evident within the French scene since the very beginning. Cold, uncompromising black metal the way it was meant to be executed. The first track, "Thornspawn" is a weak opener in comparison to where the later material of this tape takes you, while the last track titled "The Mausoleum" may stand to be the most classic black metal song you've never got the chance to hear. No longer..


Sarcófago - INRI

Finally, here is INRI, the first full-length release by Brazil's thrash/black metal legends Sarcófago, released in 1987. If you can't appreciate this true classic in one way or another, I don't know what to tell you. According to metal-archives: "Nowadays, Wagner Lamounier is a PhD in Economics and works as a professor at a respected university in Brazil." ...speechless.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Yoga - Megafauna

This album captures a weirdness that can hardly be categorized. Yoga is a lo-fi experimental black metal band heavily focused on themes of Cryptozoology and the unknown. Megafauna whirls through several surreal soundscapes, this is not a black metal record. Eerie droning and other worldly ambience cover most of the ground work layed down by this album, accented by strange and distant psychedelic black metal tracks that leave you just as disoriented without missing a single beat. This is by far a stand out record, a true listening experience.

“Understand this: Yoga dispenses a sinister frailty of howling swells in hissing static that combusts into crawling shock heaps, to the effect of Mayhem performing Twin Peaks incidentals in a prairie recorded by The KLF. A brief description casts them as black metal’s answer to Throbbing Gristle. The texture-based rendering of their compositions sails them on a strange sea between song and sound effect as it bobs along the waves like a dead man’s bottled message. Aspects of Goblin rehearsals in dead hills is interrupted as Monster Zero carves mountain sides with lightning breath. Oscillating leads pummel into churning riffs as if Caledonia was performed in an echo chamber near Lodi, New Jersey. The extrinsic properties of this work may result in disambiguation.”


For a slight change of pace, here is Confuse. Formed in 1983, this trio helped define Japan's distinct and noise ridden style of hardcore punk. This is their complete discography, full of anti-political/anti-war punk expected.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


In the event that the inquiry ever arose concerning what the epitome of my musical tastes are , I would immediately suggest all four of these demos, literally. There is much to be said about the infamous Brenoritvrezorkre, but I will save you the paragraph(s) and let the music speak for itself. I am so insistent upon this material that I didn't even grant you the option to choose between releases, instead I have provided a link that offers all four demos for download at once. In commemoration of my very first post on this blog, I offer the rest of what this exquisitely warped and underrated band has to offer. Courtesy of France's LLN, do yourself a fucking favor.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Drekavac - Grave Dirt and Blood

Released just this year is the debut demo from Drekavac. This cassette features six noisy tracks of raw, hateful black metal. There is no more to be said..


Friday, April 30, 2010


Recorded in 2006, released this year by Parasyte Curse. Raw, warping black metal from the US

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Ildjarn started in 1992, creating some of the most raw Black Metal recordings to date. Hailing from Norway, the project was founded and run by Vidar Vaaer. There were collaborations with a musician known as Nidhogg, such recordings are referred to as Ildjarn-Nidhogg.

"Some Ildjarn (Landscapes and Hardangervidda I & II) albums are keyboard-only.

Samoth was the session vocalist for the '92 demo, and Ihsahn for the '93 demo. Both of them played with Ildjarn in Thou Shalt Suffer.

Most Ildjarn material was recorded in the first half of the Nineties; the Hardangervidda ambient project (featuring Nidhogg) is the very last work recorded by the artist. However, demand from fans led to Ildjarn's decision to make the recordings from his vault available, as well as repressing most of his discography. The "Ildjarn Is Dead" double album should seal Ildjarn's discographic legacy.

Contrary to popular belief, most Ildjarn albums feature real live drums; on the other hand, the Ildjarn-Nidhogg Metal recordings were done with programmed drums."

Kaosritual - Rituell Katarsis

Kaosritual was a black metal band from Trondheim, Norway heavily forused on Satanism and the Occult. This is their first demo released in 2004, consisting of four renselser (cleansings); Pest (plague), Sykdom (disease), Ild (fire) and Død (death).

“KAOSRITUAL serves as the manifestation of our True Will and as a means to celebrate Satan and to shine the glory of Death!”

Monday, March 22, 2010

Moonblood - Rehersal 9 - Unpure Desires of Diabolical Lust

In 1994, the black metal horde known as Moonblood was formed. Hailing from Germany (Schneeberg, Saxony), this legendary band truly set the standards for black metal during the early nineties and beyond. This is Moonblood's 1996 rehearsal demo, number nine out of a series of twelve (technically there are 17 demos but only 12 "rehearsals"). Here it is in two parts.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Vlad Tepes - The Black Legions

This 1998 tribute to Les Légions Noires is the last known release to date by the legendary Vlad Tepes. It features their very interesting versions of songs by fellow LLN bands. Tracks by Mütiilation, Brenoritvrezorkre and Belketre and incredibly recreated on this release. This is an absolute must for any fans of LLN.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Gorugoth - Ankoku Shinwa (Myth of Darkness)

Released in 1999, here is a compilation of early material from Gorugoth, a now defunct raw black metal project from Japan. At one time featuring Wood (Hurusoma, Gnome, The Under, etc.), the last known member of this band is known as Kouzaburou Kozima, who held the responsibility of all instruments and vocals. There is quite a distinctive sound being set forth by the material on this release, truly in Japanese fashion as far as Black Metal is concerned. It starts with an intro (if you hadn't guessed by most of the black metal releases on here thus far) and leads into the second track Revelation 4, which is part of an ongoing series of "Revelation" tracks you'll have no choice but to notice as this release goes on. The strongest tracks on this release in my opinion fail to commence until about half way through, but no matter..this is definitely worth a listen if the above or below photographs meet your aesthetic preference.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Extinction - Down Below the Fog

Here is an ear-splitting display of quality black art hailing from the United Kingdom. This one-man project showcases fierce elements of harsh noise perfectly blended with the rawest of black metal. Released in 2001

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mob 47 - Racist Regime

Mob 47 is a hardcore punk band from Sweden, regarded as the absolute fastest of the distinct "D-beat" style of punk. An absolutely incredible release. Released in 1986.



In 1996, Propaganda Records released this 39 track compilation of Riistetyt's early works from '82-'83. This is old-school hardcore punk done absolutely as raw as possible, courtesy of Finland.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Akitsa - Totale Servitude

This is the first demo release by Akitsa, an innovative black metal act hailing from Quebec, Canada. This cassette makes for a very interesting listen, offering abstract and formless black metal that also manages to remain unrelenting. There is a certain creativity showcased on this release that is truly refreshing to me. The sloppily played instruments, unorthodox song formulas, and sometimes punk-esque edge that is demonstrated by this cassette I can't help but find pleasing. Get stoned and listen to this, seriously.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Geistbeschwörer - Und Zurück Kehrt Die Pest Namens Nacht

This rare find is a very unknown one-man band from Germany. This 2007 release remains the only release from this now inactive project. Featuring all "Untitled" tracks, this demo offers raw quality black metal along with some ambient interludes. Another highly suggested release.

...Und Zurück Kehrt Die Pest Namens Nacht