Forced to live again...
Tour de Garde is proud to announce five new cassette releases incarnating the pure spirit of the most cruel corners of the current underground, out now under its banner.
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AKITSA / ASH POOL "Arraché à la mort, forcé à vivre et mourir à nouveau" Pro-MC
Two of the forefront figures in the true underground North American black metal scene team up to offer a split which will surely be remembered. Akitsa offers five hymns inspired by the glory days of hateful eastern European black metal, along with street-punk. An obvious link can be made between this recording and the cult 2004 EP "Soleil noir". Ash Pool continues on their path to Saturn with one of their most furious recordings to date. Ash Pool has made its place among the best acts of their U.S. fellow men with amazingly composed and well structured tracks. Ash Pool is a fine example of U.S. hateful Black Metal brilliance. The pro-cassette version of this mighty split is limited to 250 copies.
BRÅND "Demo 2015" MC (at the left on pic above)
A new fierce and dangerous punk induced black metal band from the most caliginous area of Austria. Brånd perform raw and crude thunderous music with gloomy vocals. This is the second press of this mighty demo recording which was previously issued by Voidland Shelter.
Stream and download: http://braand.bandcamp.com/
WOLVES EYES "Nostalgia in our Souls" MC (at the right on the pic above)
Crude and barbaric black metal invoking memories from the dark ancient times. Evil, possessed and dry vocals give this raw recording an authentic aura of archaic terror. Limited to 150 copies.
ORODRUIN/OLD TOWER "Split" MC (at the left on the pic above)
A monument of pure and ancient dungeon synth. A tribute to olden times, where mystery and obscurity reigned supreme. A journey through lost landscapes where men have ventured before but rarely have returned. This is the second press of this mighty lo-fi dungeon synth split cassette which was previously issued by the Shadow Kingdom imprint from the Netherlands.
RED DRAGON / L.C.F. / AGLS "The Great Red Dragon" MC (at the right on the pic above)
“And behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth.” - Rev. 12:3-4, KJV
This release offers a rare glimpse into the clandestine world of Australian ritual dark ambient music. Three diverse sonick covens from the ever growing antipodean movement join forces on this conceptual release. Featuring exclusive tracks from Red Dragon, LCF, and A.G.L.S. All material was recorded especially for this tribute to William Blake and his enigmatic "The Great Red Dragon" series of paintings, painted between 1805 and 1810. Three different groups with three distinctly different styles create a mesmerising journey through a rich tapestry of complex textural timbres and bleak introspective soundscapes. Limited to 50 copies.
Up next under the Tour de Garde coat of arms:
CATAFALCO "That is from the Afterworld" Pro-MC
CORPSPAZM "Cryptic Ceremonies of Dark Entities" MC
FOLCRIHT "Sacred Land of Our Ancestors (Demo I)" MC
FOLCRIHT "Law of Blood and Folk (Demo II)" MC
FUNESTE "Demo MMXV" Pro-MC
RÊVES DE SANG "La naissance du feu" MC
Some articles have been added our store (Arkona, Aryos, Deathgate Arkanum, Erraunt, Maléfices, Megiddo, Thy light, etc). The distribution will be coming back slowly but surely as the inventory will be totally rebuilt during the process. In the meantime it will be temporary handled via Discogs, you can check the Tour de Garde Discogs store here: http://www.discogs.com/seller/Tour-de-Garde/profile