PURITY RENAISSANCE "Purity Renaissance" 12"LP
Utterly dark and cruel black metal hymns inspired by victorious times. Purity Renaissance’s debut promo cassette offers 6 hymns (plus intro and outro) of desolate, yet triumphant black metal infused with pure European glory. Rarely has a North American act managed to sound so close to European bands like Odal or Cultus. This recording, previously released as a highly limited promotional cassette, has been remixed by the band and remastered by Baron Yrch Malachi of Blood Tyrant. Hand numbered black vinyl with insert strictly limited to 300 copies.
Stream (unmastered rip from the original cassette): http://youtu.be/HZQPQeeaGXc
FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS "Blue Moon Gate Between Worlds" 12"LP
Forgotten Kingdoms debut album "Blue Moon Gate Between Worlds" continues the pilgrimage towards the stars and supreme monarchy, weaving this nightside journey to the past and lost empires, filled with ancient sorrow, the voice of fallen kings and the echoes of warriors that time forgot. Blue vinyl with insert strictly limited to 300 copies.
CHÄTIMENT "Sang des Carpathes" CD
Cult demo of raw, proud and medieval sounding black metal from the fertile, dusty moors of Quebec is now available on Compact Disc for the first time. Sold out almost immediately after being revealed, this demo now fetches relatively high collector prices within the underground ranks - truly outstanding among the current Quebec elite. This new Compact Disc edition comes with a completely remastered sound for optimum sound quality without sacrificing the candle-lit cryptic atmosphere of the original release.
Stream (unmastered rip from the original cassette): http://youtu.be/Z0YuI95_6CE
PAGAN HELLFIRE "At the Resting Depths Eternal" CD
Pagan Hellfire is one of the oldest and best of Canadian black metal! Tour de Garde is proud to present the sixth full length of this cult act, active for over 22 years. "At the Resting Depths Eternal" is an epic journey through the darkest realm of mind's imagery. Following the footsteps of the previous album but still pushing the boundaries, "At the Resting Depths Eternal" will please any longtime Pagan Hellfire supporter as well as any true black metal fans. Surpassing every production Pagan Hellfire has previously released, the sixth full length offering still has the fury and grimness of its predecessors. This time around, the thin shriek of the guitars and the organic pounding of the drums evoke the cold winds, vast coast and salted seas of the Nova Scotian land.
GRIFLA DA LA SECTA "Dyrs føde" 7"EP
Grifla da la Secta present their debut offering, "Dyrs føde", which is a big step further their tracks featured on the "Korpsånd" compilation. This 7"EP is featuring two tracks of mysterious, heavily built, gloomy black metal composed in a unique way. The strong sonic identity of Grifla da la Secta goes hand in hand with the strong concept behind the project. They speak with a forked tongue – cleaved to point out two paths. The right path is delivered in Danish. The left in Romansh. This duo has no home... This split 7"EP comes on black vinyl and is limited to 300 copies.
ROMAN CROSS / VERGLAS "Split" 7"EP
Roman Cross are back with their strongest recording up to date. A vibrant and crude black metal offering somewhere between early Forgotten Woods and Bone Awl. Verglas offers a raw, powerful and dismal track of hateful punkish black metal only they know how to craft. This split 7"EP comes on black vinyl and is limited to 300 copies.
LAMENTUM "Lamentum" MC
Lamentum is the darkened synth project of K.F.R.'s Maxime Taccardi also known for his visual art. This debut debut demo is featuring seven haunted tracks crafted using keyboards, human bone percussions, guitars and sinister chants. This glaucous, putrid and yet romantic recording is following the path of Burzum ambient work and can recall the glorious days of the iconic French underground label Blême Euryale Records. Limited to 200 copies.
MAJESTERIAL BURNING "Beyond Death" MC
Majesterial Burning is the project that preceded Nocturnal Chalice and it retains the same cold, crude and grim black metal sound. Majesterial Burning, just as Nocturnal Chalice, is highly influenced by the French black metal classic but this older project also incorporates Swedish sounding melodies and guitar lines. "Beyond Death" is an amazing recording that recalls the true spirit of the mid-nineties black metal underground. Limited to 200 copies.
Coming sooner or later under the Tour de Garde banner:
ÆREKÆR "Avindskjold" 12"LP
ASMOROD "Dance in the Winter Fog" Pro-MC
BLACK WITCHERY "Desecration of the Holy Kingdom" Pro-MC
DEPARTURE CHANDELIER "Antichrist Rise to Power" Pro-MC
DROWNING THE LIGHT "The Patron Saint of Filth and Mold" MC
HYLSTER / SEIDR "Split' MC
N.K.R.T. "Confiteor" MC VRIL "The Shadow Soul and the Black Sun" Pro-MC
WRANG "Domstad Swart Metael" Digipak CD
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