SANCTUAIRE / SALE FREUX "Traverser les tempêtes / Freux-fuyant" 10"MLP
A gathering of French black metal from Québec and France. A split in the vein of those released at a time when true black metal underground was at its peak. Sanctuaire's side features one long track of ethereal, atmospheric heathen black metal. Sanctuaire is the creation of one of the most important figures of the Métal Noir Québecois: Monarque Helserkr. "Traverser les tempêtes" is a genuinely crafted Métal Noir Québecois anthem which features hypnotizing synth and epic guitar riffing. On the other side, Sale Freux unleashes two songs of furious and mysterious rural French black metal. Sale Freux keeps things as they should be, by crafting traditional black metal tracks that hark back to the time of early underground Norwegian acts such as Isvind or Strid. This release, a coproduction between Tour de Garde and France D'Oïl Productions, reminisces on 10"MLP releases of the early 2000s produced by labels such as Sombre Records or End All Life Productions. Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.
ARCHAISM "Triumphant Flames of Hatred" MC
Archaism debut demo, "Triumphant Flames of Hatred", features 3 tracks of raw atmospheric black metal hatred inspired by the glorious times of the French cults. Archaism is like a thrusting spear rising from forgotten depths of the underground black metal resistance. Hear the voices from a distant past vociferating once again! Limited to 200 copies.
NEVERLUR "Op under Fjeldet toner en Lur" Pro-MC
Triumphant and epic nordic synth from Canada. Neverlur is a dungeon synth project inspired by Norwegian folk motifs that stands on its own with its hypnotizing dreamy soundscapes. "Op under Fjeldet toner en Lur" is a mind opener for chronesthesia, a gate to leave reality for a moment. An opened door to another time and space... Include "Gullfjellet" as bons track. Limited to 200 copies.
FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS "Demo I (Third Edition)" MC
Third and final pressing of the debut Forgotten Kingdoms demo that was originally released back in 2015 and that sold out almost instantly. This new edition has a blue and black cover and is strictly limited to 100 copies. Let the deep and dark music of Forgotten Kingdoms paint you a dreamscape... The vision of Forgotten Kingdoms. This is the very introduction to the tale of the world without end. Join the pilgrimage towards the stars and supreme monarchy. Travel to the times when Dark Dungeon Music was crafted, unleashed by this medieval dungeon synth music monument.
DROWNING THE LIGHT "Drowned" MC
Dark, melancholic and vampiric black metal from Australia that needs no introduction. "Drowned" was written and recorded in the year of sorrow and hate 2004. When everything fell apart and a time of treachery began... Originally "Drowned" was released as part of a two compact disc release called "The Fallen Years" which contained this album and the second disc a compilation of demos 2, 3 and 4 entitled "The Longing". Limited to 200 copies.
DROWNING THE LIGHT "The Longing" MC
This is the origin of Drowning the Light, the first recordings by this underground entity that has since released numerous albums and demos during the last decade! Raw melancholic black metal. "The Longing" is a compilation of 3 demos from 2003: "The Haunting of the Black Aristocracy", "Howling Forests of Desolation" and "Dark Winter Depression". Each of these demos was extremely limited. Recorded during a time of isolation and disgust which engulfed all. A time when the ocean and the mountains were the only place for peace. These demos represent the true essence of sorrow and longing... These demos represent truth in all its simplicity. Limited to 200 copies.
Coming sooner or later under the Tour de Garde banner:
ÆREKÆR "MMXVII" MC
ASMOROD "Dance in the Winter Fog" Pro-MC
BAAL GADRIAL "Awakening a New Era of Darkness" MC
BLACK WITCHERY "Desecration of the Holy Kingdom" Pro-MC
CHÄTIMENT "Sang des Carpathes" CD
DROWNING THE LIGHT "The Patron Saint of Filth and Mold" MC
FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS "Blue Moon Gate Between Worlds" 12"LP
FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS "Crowned in Forlorn Darkness (Second Edition)" MC
GRIFLA DA LA SECTA "Dyrs føde" 7"EP
HARVEST "Forgotten Vampyres of the Melancholic Night" Pro-MC
OLD TOWER "Remembrance of the Lone Enclave" Double 12"LP
PAGAN HELLFIRE "At the Resting Depths Eternal" Pro-MC / CD
PURITY RENAISSANCE "Purity Renaissance" 12"LP
ROMAN CROSS / VERGLAS "Split" 7"EP
VICHY "Paris" MC
VRIL "The Shadow Soul and the Black Sun" Pro-MC
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