BLESSED IN SIN "Materia Prima (Eritis Sicut Dii - 2006)" Pro-MC
First unreleased version of Blessed in Sin's third album. Blessed in Sin are pillars of the French black metal scene and one of the most underrated European black metal hordes. Active since 1993 and performing a unique form of black metal influenced mostly by French heavy metal and Greek black metal, Blessed in Sin have been forging their own path since their conception. "Materia Prima (Eritis Sicut Dii - 2006)" makes no exception and will elevate your soul to darkened heights with its epic melodies and atmospheric passages. Pure and evil French black metal!
PÂLEMORT "Pâlemort" MC
Straightforward, grim and hateful black metal from Quebec. Pâlemort debut demo offers 3 tracks of pure black evil featuring enchanted melodies, deathlike atmospheres and possessed chants. Pâlemort are far from the usual "Métal noir québécois" standards and sail the dark and turbulent seas once navigated by Emperor and Judas Iscariot in the previous century. A massive debut demo for this mysterious horde from the Laurentians. Strictly limited to 100 copies, get your pure underground plague fix now before it's too late.
PAGAN HELLFIRE "Distant Winds Return" Pro-MC
Pagan Hellfire should need no introduction to anyone who has been following Tour de Garde. "Distant Winds Return" is a collection of rare tracks collected from compilation and EP releases Pagan Hellfire took part in during their existence. This release offers a voyage through Pagan Hellfire's evolution, spanning the history of the band for over 20 years. "Distant Winds Return" also features a brand new unreleased track recorded to celebrate the release.
OUBLIETH "Flamme ancestrale" MC
Ethereal Dungeon Synth from the immemorial soil of Quebec City. Oublieth is a side project of Moribond, the main composer behind the iconic Métal Noir Québécois band Forteresse. Originally released back in 2010 under the name Tritess and distributed only to close contacts, this recording is now properly reissued and made available on a wider scale. A mandatory Dungeon Synth release for anyone following the genre and a nice addition to any Metal Noir Québecois collection. Strictly limited to 150 hand-numbered copies, co-released in collaboration with Les Productions Hérétiques.
STARLIT WOODS / WINTER BLACKNESS "The Darkening Moon's Nightmares" Pro-MC
A piercing scream from the Polish black metal underground... Starlit Woods are back with a crushing, sinister and old school black metal song recorded during Spring 2017. Winter Blackness (post-Necrostrigis project) vomit a track recorded back in 2016. Powerful, hateful and blasphemous black metal in the Slavic tradition.
GOLDEN DAWN "Lullaby / Way of the Sorcerer" CD
A gleam of deranged darkened sound returns to your ears from the pure nineties underground. This CD features two forgotten recordings by the cult Austrian horde Golden Dawn. It features the elusive "Lullaby" demo and the extremely rare "Way of the Sorcerer" demo. Golden Dawn is a melodic, complex and atmospheric black metal band that was active during the golden years of the black metal underground (1992-1996). This reissue of Golden Dawn's early demo resurrects some of the band's best material.
SEIÐR "Frostbreed" MC
Like a shadowy glimpse from under an iceberg far north... Seiðr arise out of Denmark performing raw, yet atmospheric, black metal. Somewhere in between Paysage d'hiver and Ildjarn, Seiðr emerges with its own frigid sound infused with synths and distant screams.
SPECTRE "Live at Cinema de Paris" MC
Obscure, cavernous and chaotic sounds from the twisted minds of Ulric van Darek and Count Wurdulak. "Live at Cinema de Paris" is a haunted recording that captures the manifestation of evil spirits in this abandoned location of Quebec City. A frightening release that recalls hordes such as Beherit, Abruptum or Emit. Spectre is an offshoot project of Morbid Lament.
BLOOD ISCARIOT "Existence in the Age of Decay" MC
Second and final demo by Ireland's own Blood Iscariot. The approach on this new effort is vastly different from their "Rotten Pose" debut demo which was more noise and power electronics driven. This new demo consists strictly of raw and ferocious black metal against the modern world.
AKITSA "Grands tyrans" T-Shirt
Fruit of the Loom Heavy Cotton black T-shirt professional screen printed in metallic silver plastisol ink on front and back. 100% cotton. Size small, medium, large and x-large are available.
TOUR DE GARDE "Coat of Arms" T-Shirt
Fruit of the Loom Heavy Cotton black T-shirt professional screen printed with white discharge ink on front, leaving no-feel print. 100% cotton. Size small, medium, large and x-large are available.
WOODS OF INFINITY "Skog" Pro-MC
-Reissue on red pro-cassette of the cult debut demo by Sweden's most enigmatic outfit, Woods of Infinity. Originally self-released by the band back in 1999, this demo already shows the complexity and twisted aura of what would become Woods of Infinity. A raw, refreshing (and still refreshing as of today) recording that is finally unveiled from the dust of the pure underground plague... Strictly limited to 200 copies.
VERGLAS "Au-delà de l'irréel" Pro-MC
-The return of Québec's bastard child, Verglas. "Au-delà de l'irréel" is the most defying and mature Verglas recording to date. A chilling, primal and energetic creation with vast influences from Forgotten Woods to Blitz. Verglas prove they found a strong identity with this partially distorted, yet very powerful, recording. A must to discover and a mandatory cassette for those who are already followers of the band.
ORDO SANGUINIS NOCTIS "Bloody Aeon of Fullmoon Sacrifices" Pro-MC
-rue and utterly evil Polish black metal in the spirit of the originators of the genre. A short cassette EP release (totalizing about 15 minutes of music) that shows Ordo Sanguinis Noctis obscure spells and captivating hateful powers. A mandatory release for anyone into Norwegian classics and Polish cult releases.
FUNERAL ALTAR / GHAISIUAN "Split" MC
-A split of hateful and putrid black metal originally released on Perverse Homage and now reissued by Tour de Garde. Funeral Altar is a spur into filth and darkness fulfilling your ears with archaic sounding riffs and raw compositions. Ghaisiuan offers an ambiguous, earthy and cavernous black metal which seems to come straight from below the earth.
COFFINSHADE "In the Darkness I Shall Dwell" PRO-MC
-Hopeless, eerie and depressive black metal created by tormented spirits from the U.S. (Lord Psychosis) and Poland (Cmentarna Dusza). Coffinshade's "In the Darkness I Shall Dwell" is an homage to all those who have ver contemplated taking their own lives, and to those who have. Raw and atmospheric, yet progressive underground black metal at its finest... An exceptional release to listen before or while dying.
Stream and download: http://coffinshade.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-darkness-i-shall-dwell
Coming sooner or later under the Tour de Garde banner:
BLACK WITCHERY "Desecration of the Holy Kingdom " Pro-MC
HAUNTING DEPTHS "Death's Sacred Fire" CD
KRUËL KÖMMANDO "Synagoga Satanae" Pro-MC
OLD TOWER "Spectral Horizons" 12"LP
ULTIMA THULE "Enthralling Lunar Majesty" Pro-MC
WINTER BLACKNESS "Freezing Aura of Blackened Depths" Pro-MC
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