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MP/DD 018 ARSIRIUS -Lvdi IncipiantCD


ARSIRIUS

Band: ARSIRIUS
Album: "Lvdi Incipiant"

Origin: Germany
Label: MEDUSA Productions with support from
Einheit Produktionen/Soulfood
www.einheit-produktionen.de / www.soulfood-music.de
Number: MP/DD 018
Format: CD
Category: Death Metal

Release date: 24.03.2016
EAN code: yes

Tracklist:

1. Casus Belli 3:48
2. Animalis 3:49
3. Primus Inter Pares 5:47
4. Interlude 1:02
5. Arena 5:11
6. Corruptio In Excelsis 3:42
7. Arcanum 5:42
8. Lux Aeterna 3:59
9. Exterminans 5:48
10. Rex Sacrorum 4:54

Diskographie with DEAD EMOTIONS:

Gates to the Unseen Full-length 1999
Centuries of Past Demo 2000
The Genesis Behind Full-length 2003
There Is No Dawn Demo 2006
Pathways to Catharsis Full-length 2008

 

Members:

Hell-mut - Drums

Uis - Bass

Christoph - Vocals Alex - Guitar

Marius - Guitar

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The title of their first – and only – record full length-album shows the macabre humour of ARSIRIUS. Founded as the new powerhouse of musicians, previously involved in DEAD EMOTIONS, this band did not only seek attention in the Death Metal-scene due to its past.

Aside from supporting shows for scene-giants like HYPNOS and BLACK MESSIAH, ARSIRIUS especially killed it, when they played at SUMMER BREEZE 2012 – which was only their third show – and proved how viciously and heavily the songs hit the audience.

In this respect, we are fortunate that this sqaud decided despite the split, to release the existing and matured material. On "Lvdi Incipiant", ARSIRIUS present a successful symbiosis between elements of modern and old-school Death Metal. A mixture of heavy and crushing midtempo-moshparts and compact yet complex riffs with some adds of Thrash Metal create energy fueled songs with ferocious power.

Lyrically, the genre's usual sermons are left behind, the latin titles, metaphorical and iconographic lyrics paint intensly and well-thought with every song another pattern of the epic overall picture, showing brutality, insanity and the hunger for power of mankind.

The games may be over for ARSIRIUS, but their album "Lvdi Incipiant" will remain as a loud legacy.

 

MP/DD 017 SCARED TO DEATH - Fatal Destroyer CD

SCARED TO DEATH

Band: SCARED TO DEATH
Album: "Fatal Dstroyer"

Origin: Germany
Label: MEDUSA Productions with support from
Einheit Produktionen/Soulfood
www.einheit-produktionen.de / www.soulfood-music.de
Number: MP/DD 017
Format: CD
Category: old school Thrash

Release date: 28.03.2014
EAN code: yes

Tracklist:

Mind Invaders (3:51)
Hell Spawn (3:30)
Successor (3:40)
Trail of Death (4:11)
Manic Mullah (4:17)
Crew of Vengeance (4:16)
Fatal Destroyer (6:10)
United by Chaos (3:48)
Battered (4:01)
Progress denied (3:42)

Total: 41:26

Diskographie

Your Pain Is My Passion (Demo: Eigenproduktion, 2006)
Deathstruction (Album: STF Records, 2008)
Fatal Destroyer (Album: Medusa Records, 2014

Members:

Ernst Kramheller (git, voc)
Felix Kauschinger (bass)
Stefan Bohmann (drums)

www.scaredtodeath.de

www.facebook.com/youllbescaredtodeath

myspace.com/youllbescaredtodeath

Scared to Death ist eine Thrash Metal Band aus Teisnach (Bayern), die seit 2006 die goldenen 80er dieses Genres wieder auferstehen lässt. Gespielt wird dynamisch-melodischer Thrash, der in Dreier-Besetzung gebührend zelebriert wird. Sowohl schnelle Parts als auch Midtempo-Elemente treffen auf raue Vocals mit Wiedererkennungswert. Flotte Gitarren und treibende Drums vermitteln dabei den Charakter und Spirit alter neuer Zeiten.


Aufgewachsen mit Bands wie Exodus, Slayer, Metallica und Overkill – das war die Musik, die sich im Herzen der drei jungen Musiker verankert hat. Im kalten Januar 2006 beschlossen sie deshalb eine Thrash Band zu gründen, um ihrer gemeinsamen Leidenschaft nachzugehen. Dass die bandinterne Chemie stimmte zeigte sich schnell an ersten Eigenkompositionen, die unter dem Namen „Scared to Death“ geschrieben wurden: Ende 2006 veröffentlichte man bereits das erste Demo „Your Pain Is My Passion“, das sehr positiv in der Szene aufgenommen wurde. Die Folge waren erste Auftritte auf bekannten Festivals im ostbayerischen Raum. Doch nicht nur auf Live-Gigs wurde fleißig die „Thrash-Keule“ geschwungen, auch im Proberaum und Songwriting blieb man nicht untätig. Die Arbeiten an den Songs für das erste Album der Band liefen auf Hochtouren. „Deathstruction“, so der Name des ersten Longplayers wurde im August 2008 bei STF Records veröffentlicht. Ende des Jahres 2008 konnte Scared to Death zudem als Europatour-Support von Destruction überzeugen, was der Band innerhalb von vier Wochen Auftritte in 13 Ländern bescherte. In der Folgezeit konnten in den Jahren bis 2012 weitere namhafte Festivals in Deutschland und Österreich gespielt werden, bei denen man sich mit zahlreichen Szenegrößen die Bühne teilte. Parallel dazu liefen die Arbeiten für das zweite Album, die sich aber aufgrund des Ausstiegs eines Gründungsmitglieds und der damit verbundenen Suche verzögerten. Nach einem Besetzungswechsel am Bass konnte sich das Thrash-Trio 2013 neu formieren und meldet sich nun wiedererstarkt zurück!

Am 28.03.2014 wird das neue Album „Fatal Destroyer“ über Medusa Records veröffentlicht und wird unterstützt von

MP/DD 016 ABROGATION "tief schwarz blutig rot" CD

ABROGATION

Band: ABROGATION
Album: "tief Schwarz Blutig Rot"

Origin: Germany
Label: MEDUSA Productions with support from
Einheit Produktionen/Soulfood
www.einheit-produktionen.de / www.soulfood-music.de
Number: MP/DD 016
Format: CD
Category: Ancient melodic Metal
Coverartwork: Mike Schindler/Dragon Design
Release date: 27.05.2011
EAN code: yes

Tracklist:

Intro
Des Pfarrers Tauben
Tief Schwarz blutig rot
Bei Nacht
Eiswind
Magdeburger Hochzeit
Treibjagd
Das Nordmannische heer
Herr Richter
Tauge Nichts
Abgrund
Vom Ende der Welt
Outro

Total: 49:62 Minuten

Diskographie
Album 1997 „Screams Of Soul ” CD BMG
Album 1998 „Creation Of Madness ” EP Eigenproduktion
Album 1999 „Handwerk des Todes ” CD Eigenproduktion
Album 2002 „Das Blut der Toten“ CD Grind Media Syndicate / Nuclear Blast
Album 2005 „1487” CD Oomoxx Media
Album 2009 „Sarggeburt” CD Eigenproduktion
Album 2011 „Tief Schwarz Blutig Rot ” CD Medusa Productions

Members:


Schwarte – guitars / vocals (Gründungsmitglied)
Poldi - guitars (seit 1998)
RW – Bass (Gründungsmitglied)
JohnDoe – drums (seit 2000)


http://www.rwbooking.de/index.html
http://www.myspace.com/556794065

 

Infos about ABROGATION:

Ancient Melodic Metal with German lyrics!
In the mid-nineties two musicians teamed up to start a band, which has drawn quite some attention under the ABROGATION banner for a few years. Soon RW (b) and Schwarte (g,v) found another guitar player named Poldi and after two demo CDs “Screams Of Soul” (1997) and “Creation Of Madness” they had gained enough musical know-how to go for the first real strike, even though in a different stylistic niche. The result was entitled “Handwerk Des Todes”. With this first full-length the band went the, at the time, pretty adventurous step of releasing a metal album with German lyrics. Fans and media alike were pretty astonished, as nobody had heard this combination before. Ultraconservative guitar attacks with grand melodies met low but uniquely growled, characteristic vocals. Catchy, sometimes even anthemic songwriting – think of “Der Schwarze Tod” known from Rock Hard’s Unerhört compilation – crosses the blades with inventive, intelligent lyrics with Germanic roots. The result was an opus full of highlights such as the furious ‚Finsternis‘, the headbanger’s ode “Die Schlacht” or a riveted tribute to Mr. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe entitled ‚Erlkönig‘. Despite its limited distribution the self-produced record managed to raise some dust with its awesome material, receiving many positive reviews, some bigger features (11/12 points; Heavy, Oder Was!?), contributions to several underground compilations, successful live shows and interest from several labels. At this time the last remaining problem had been solved with the addition of an adequate drummer named John Doe to the band’s line-up for the coming live battles. It was time to take the next step. A deal with Grind Syndicate Media allowed the ‚Das Blut Der Toten‘ (“The Blood Of The Dead”) to flow better acoustically due to the improved recording conditions. Again the lyrical thread of the predecessor is picked up now leading through nightmarish worlds where witches burn, indulgence letter change their not so pious owners. There is torture, hanging at the gallows and abortions, making the listener think he or she wakes up in the middle of a sinful medieval binge, all at ABROGATION’s command. From a musical standpoint the band again offers a very well executed mixture of pure Heavy Metal and clearly audible Death Metal elements. Inimitably mixed to distinctive opuses such as “Tyrannei Der Engel”, “Geisterstunde” or “Engelmacherin”. Pure ABROGATION. In late 2004 the signs again indicated stormy weather. With “1487” and tracks like “Hexenhammer”, “Rabenschlacht”, “Gotteskrieger”, “Walpurgis Nacht”, “Henkerslied” and few more shrapnels, among them a great remake of the early hit ‚Erlkönig‘,ABROGATION again march to war. Grimly looking onward, unflinchingly walking the musical path once chosen. The band secured its musical individuality with ‚1487‘ not one other band does remotely sound like these guys here. And who can claim that for themselves nowadays ? Which band does not bore with stereotyped replications but improves and refines their own sound a little bit more with each new release ? In 2009 these guys outdid themselves again with "Sarggeburt". The four musicians seem to have an endless potential for new songs. Again they delight us with melodies, harsh guitar riffs and strong German lyrics ! 13 songs with an overall playing time of nearly 53 minutes speak for themselves. This time there are a few details the listener would not expect and many will be positively surprised. Songs like "Sarggeburt", "Sündenbock", "Totensammler", "Fegefeuer", "Seelenverkäufer" or the CD’s surprise "Hans Eisenbeiss" simply speak for themselves. Now in the year of 2011 there is another strike coming. The new CD "Tief Schwarz Blutig Rot" will be first presented to the interested listener with a live interview on Metal Only

The album "Tief Schwarz Blutig Rot" will be released on May, 27th 2011.

 

 

MP/DD 015 BURN MY SHADOWS"Havoc" CD

BURN MY SHADOWS

Band: BURN MY SHADOWS
Album: "Havoc"
Origin: Bavaria,Germany
Label: MEDUSA Productions/ Einheit Produktionen/Soulfood
Number: MP / DD 015
Format: CD
Category: Aesthetic Black/Death Metal
Coverartwork: Christian Mahr
Release date: Okt. 2010
EAN code: yes

Tracklist:

1. The last moment 6:34
2. Warimpulse 5:54
3. Splitted heaven 6:36
4. Weg der Verzweiflung 7:33
5. Devil behind the mask 7:24
6. Forwards 4:39
7. Damned to be undead 7:21
8. Silence that be inherent 6:50
9. Rabenschrei 11:40

Total: 62,31 min.

shirts available at EMP Merch

Members:

Eugen - Vocals
Chris - Guitar
Geri - Guitar
Jim - Synthies
Bernd - Bass
Franz - Drums, Vocals

myspace.com/burnmyshadows
burnmyshadows@web.de

Infos about BURN MY SHADOWS

BURN MY SHADOWS was formed in spring 2008.
The band have risen from the ashes of two former bands, the raw German Black Metal band "Groll" and the melodic Death Metal band "Dark Faces".
From "Groll" came the members Geri (git.), Chris (git.) and Franz (drums/voc).
Chris and Franz were also active with the band DARK FACES, to which Eugen (voc), Bernd (bass) and Jim (keys/synths) belonged to as well.
The style of BURN MY SHADOWS can`t be simply classified, but in short words it would be described best as "esthetic Black Death Metal".


BURN MY SHADOWS have played several gigs in Czech Republic with excellent resonance, more shows over Europe are planned the near future.

After one and a half years of songwriting and playing live, BURN MY SHADOWS entered the studio in the end of 2009 and startet recording their first album titled "HAVOC" .
The refinement and mastering of "HAVOC" was done by Stephan Fimmers (Bass player of NECROPHAGIST and friend of the Band) at Aexxys-Art Studio.
Due to the reason, that the members of DARK FACES worked already successful with the label MEDUSA PRODUCTIONS it was appreciated well on both sides to cooperate again, now even with the support of EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN and their well established distributor SOULFOOD MUSIC.

The mighty debut album "HAVOC" will be released in Oct. 2010.


MP/DD 014 MISTWEAVER "Tales from the Grave" CD and MP/DD003 MISTWEAVER Dream's Domain" CD


MISTWEAVER

Band: MISTWEAVER
Album: "TALES FROM THE GRAVE"
Origin: BURGOS /SPAIN
Label: MEDUSA Prod., CASKET Prod., KHAOSMASTER Prod.
Number: MP / DD 014
Format: CD
Category: Medieval Melodic Death Metal
Coverartwork:
Release date: Jan 10
EAN code: yes

 


Band: MISTWEAVER
Album: "Dream's Domain"
Origin: Spain
Label: MEDUSA Productions
Number:
Format: CD
Category: Death/Gothic Metal
Coverartwork: by DRAGON DESIGN
EAN code: no
 

Tracklist:

1. The Fairytale (Intro)
2. Sons Of Darkness
3. Into The Realms Of The Dead
4. Siren Of The Hellish Seas
5. Voices From The Grave
6. The Pestilence
7. Smell Of Death
8. May God Deliver Death
9. Through The Gate Of Timeless Departure
10. Another Endless Night
11. A New Vision Of The Apocalypse
12. 666, The Call
13. A Madman's Epitaph

Tracklist:

1. INTRO
2. ... AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM
3. A WITHERED ROSE FOR THE DEAD IN SIN
4. THE CALL
5. RITUAL OF DEATH
6. THE NIGHT IS MY GUIDE
7. DREAM'S DOMAIN
8. THE END IS NEAR
9. INTO THE LAKE OF THE BURNING SULPHUR

Infos about MISTWEAVER


Mistweaver was formed in October 1997 and the first rehearse was in January 1998. The style in those days was a mixture between Doom and Death. The band started the composition of the first stuff, still without a bassist and some months later the line up was completed and the first gigs finally came. After four gigs, the first changes of line up due to musical differences and the search for new members last longer this time, until June 1999 and then, after some gigs, the band recorded their first mini album “Sol Obscurabitur”at Oso’s Studio, released in June 2000. More gigs and in May 2001 “Dream’s Domain” was recorded at Tala Studios in Bermeo. The album was released in September and Mistweaver signs to Zero Rec, re-releasing the album in December. This album also was supported by Medusa productions and is STILL AVAILABLE there!!! A new change of bassist and the band goes to play abroad for first time, going to Portugal for two dates in February 2002. More gigs and meanwhile the creation of the new album was happening and in October Mistweaver flies to Germany to record the second full lenght “The Aftermath”, at Spacelab Studios. The album would be released in June 2003 with Deepsend Recs from USA after breaking the contrat with Zero. That was the chance to go to play to that country, playing at the well known Milwaukee Metalfest. In 2004 Mistweaver signs to the label Golden Lake from Scotland and during the first three months of 2005 the band recorded a new masterpiece, “Age of Darkness” at VRS studio in Madrid and mastering the stuff at Finnvox in Finland. Unfortunately more changes of line up came to the band and also the label closed its doors, so the activity for gigs was not very regular. But the new songs were breeding and so the band decides to hire a session drummer for the recording of the new album and so the drum tracks were recorded in March 2007 at Tribal Art Studios in Gerona. The rest of the album was supposed to be recorded in September but because of different causes has to be delayed until May 2008. Meanwhile the line up is ready to play with a new drummer. Then in May the new album was recorded, this time at Sonic Train Studios in Sweden and the title is “Tales from the Grave”. At the moment Mistweaver is supported by labels like Casket (UK), Medusa (GER) and Khaosmaster (USA), but still is looking for a label which gives them a deal!

check out more under: www.myspace.com/mistweaverband

MP/DD 013 GATECRUSHER "WORDS ON EMPTY DRAFTS " CD

GATECRUSHER

Band: GATECRUSHER
Album: "WORDS ON EMPTY DRAFTS"
Origin: Ingolstadt,Germany
Label: MEDUSA Productions
Number: MP / DD 013
Format: CD
Category: Swedish sounding Melodic Death Metal
Coverartwork: Bastian Fersch, JiJa-Photography Stefan Lange
Release date: June 08
EAN code: no

Tracklist:

1. intro…
2. song of the crusader
3. something for nothing
4. hourglass
5. broken be the love I bear
6. yet to come
7. words on empty drafts
8. flagship
9. fires at midnight
10. fires / theatre-edit

Infos about GATECRUSHER

Since 2002 GATECRUSHER have been following a definite way: the way of their emotions. Emotions always aim at different directions and never move in a straight way, but they have the same root – good and evil don't really exist, they are one. Exactly this is the core of the band's background: both their lyrics and their music contain as much hardness as lifeblood, as much melancholy as vitality, packed up to a colourful bunch of terrific melodies and shaking rhythmics. The five different influences of the band's members added up create melodic death metal of Scandinavian nature. Highly technically versed guitar melodies in two voices and brilliant solos, thunderous double bass parts and the distinctive death metal voice are significant for the style of GATECRUSHER.
After a small tour through Germany the band had to split unintendedly, because nearly all musicians had to move due to study or work reasons. There was silence around GATECRUSHER for nearly two years. At last, in September 2007 the time had come for reunion. Two new musicians blended in, brand-new songs were forged to hard steel, fused with the old material. Since October 2007 GATECRUSHER are blowing a new hot-cold wind at their audience – loud and unplugged!

check out samples under: www.myspace.com/gatecrushermusic

MP/DD 012:IMMORTAL RITES "For Tyrant's Sake" CD

IMMORTAL RITES
Band: IMMORTAL RITES
Album: "For Tyrant's sake"
Origin: Germany
Label: MEDUSA Productions for Europe
(Khaosmaster for USA & South America)
Number: MP / DD 012
Format: CD
Category:Melodic Death Metal
Coverartwork/layout: Heiko Wagner / www.unidead.com
Release date: 18.08.'07
EAN code: no

Tracklist:
01. For Tyrant's Sake
02. Daemon Dawn
03. Source Code @ Converter's Day
04. Born in our own Funeral
05. Killing Star Species
06. Construcdead
07. Intro: 01101066601101
08. Mindfield Evergreen
09. Incapacity Award
10. The Harvest that dragged be down

Infos about IMMORTAL RITES


Awaited second full Length album after the from the press and scene well received debut “Art of Devolution” (KHAOSMASTER Productions / MORBID Records)
Over 40 minutes in 10 tracks of varified, modern but still brutal forms of
Death Metal Art with melody and intensity

IMMORTAL RITES already performed at SUMMER BREEZE Festival, FUCK THE COMMERCE Festival, MORBIDE Festspiele and OPEN HELL Festival (Czech Republic)
They played single shows throughout Germany and surrounded countries with acts like Unleashed, God Dethroned, Disbelief, Mystic Circle, Behemoth, Summon, In Battle, Purgatory, Dissection, Desaster a.m.m

check out first samples under:http://www.myspace.com/immortalrites666

MP/DD 011: DARK FACES "The Path" CD
Band: Dark Faces
Album:
"The Path"
Origin:
Germany
Label:
MEDUSA Productions
Number:
MP / DD 011
Format:
CD
Category:
Gothic/Black/Death Metal
Coverartwork:
by Christian Mahr & DRAGON DESIGN
Release date:
Dec '06./Jan. '07
EAN code:
yes

Tracklist:
1. The Path into...
2. Schattenreich
3. Fearscape Forest
4. Dark Emperor
5. Kamuel
6. Room of Deadly Silence
7. Creature of the Night
8. Vampire
9. The Witchhunt
10. Remnants of my Soul
11. Cryptic Bloodline
12. Shrouded in Mystery
13. Omen..

Biography of Dark Faces

Dark Faces from Bavaria/Germany was founded in 2001 as Gothic/Death-Metal combo, the first demo “Visions of Darkness” has been recorded in Dezember 2003 and received good reviews in lots of Underground magazines.

From 2003 til 2005 Dark Faces played a bunch of shows with wellknown Bands, for example with Brainstorm, Dew Scented, Haggard, Holy Moses, Graveworm a.m.m.

In March / April 2006 the 2nd Album “The Path” has been recorded at the 2nd floor museum studio. The sound has improved a lot and the technical skill of the musicians increased as well - this album became much faster and harder than the first release. Pounding guitar riffs, double-bass blastbeat-attacks in combination with melodic arrangements build the base for this Underground-highlight. Changing passages of female & male vocals in the vein of “the Beauty and the Beast” make this release very ownstanding.

In January 2007 Dark Faces could reach a deal with Medusa Productions to get more promoted in the scene and to get their name spread in the Metal world as possible.

MP/DD 010:DISMAL DIVINITY"Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam" CD

DISMAL DIVINITY
Band: DISMAL DIVINITY
Album:
"Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam"

Origin:
Puerto Rico / USA
Label:
MEDUSA Productions / KHAOSMASTER USA
Number:
MP / DD 010
Format:
CD
Category:
Old school Death Metal
Coverartwork:
by DRAGON DESIGN
Release date:
July 18th 06
EAN code:
no
Tracklist:
1. Abandoned By The Sun
2. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
3. Begging For Mercy
4. Dismal Divinity
5. Hellbent
6. Lapse Of Faith
7. We Stand Alone
8. Soul Of The Lost
9. Words Of My Demise (bonus track for Europe only

Some infos about DISMAL DIVINITY

Founded in 2002

Supported MALEVOLENT CREATION, INFLAMATORY and SEPULCHRAL on their 24th September 05 concert at the Maguayez University Plaza concert in Puerto Rico

There aren't any websites of Khaosmaster, their main-label ,neither of the Band yet, so we show excerpts of a review here, which might give you more infos and facts of the release:
"Over the years I have listened to a few bands from Puerto Rico. The bands I have listened to were for the most part melodic death bands that didn't leave any lasting impressions on me. For the most part, those albums seemed to try to borrow from too many styles at the same time, making the music a bit very dry and without any apparent direction.
I bought this CD and frankly had not even paid any attention to it since the back of the jewel box mentioned Khaosmaster Productions in Caguas, PR. But since it was already mine, might as well listen to it, right? I was quite surprised to find a release that instead of containing the last attempt to recreate melodic swedish death metal contained instead a very potent dose of old school death metal tightly executed.
This CD at times reminds me a little bit of the old Incantation, sometimes it also reminds me of some Morbid Angel in some parts, and sometimes it just sounds brutal in it's own rights. It is really hard for me to pin their music style to only one band because the music is so varied. Sometimes you can easily hear rythmic, plusating riffs while the next second, there is a slow, pummeling interlude that definitely sounds very old school.
Production is incredibly good. The sound is rich, heavy and the cymbals sound very clear. The snare drum sounds natural with no tin can charactheristics whatsoever which is a big plus in my book. The guitars are punchy and down tuned, and to my surprise, the vocals are handled in duo by a male and female singers! If you want comparisons, Vanessa sounds more like Corpsegrinder than say, Angela Gossow or Rachel. The mixing is done by Juan "Punchy" Gonzales who has Morbid Angel and Unholy Ghost fame.
All in all, this was a very pleasant surprise for me, so I will be looking forward to their second release whenever it comes out. Problem is that as of this date, neither the band or Khaosmaster Productions seem to have a running website."
April3, 2006 By Carlos 8.5 of 10
REVIEW

 

MP/DD 009:HATRED DIVINE "Blindfolded Eyes" CD

HATRED DIVINE
Band: Hatred Divine
Album:
"Blindfolded Eyes...
and the permeation of the creator´s plan"
Origin:
Germany
Label:
MEDUSA Productions
Number:
MP / DD 009
Format:
CD
Category:
symphonic Black Metal
Coverartwork:
by DRAGON DESIGN
Release date:
Nov. 11th. '05
EAN code:
no
Tracklist:
1 Beneath the tides...
2 ..An anchor´s Rope length from the shore
3 Perpendicular Unfathomed Depths
4 Clouded in the mist of Passing days
5 Beguiling Sirens in eerie Silence
6 Sugar Plum Fairy (inspired by Tschaikowsky)
7 Sorrowfields under the Ravensun
8 Bitter sweet Wine

Biography of HATRED DIVINE:

1999
The band is founded by Seth (b/v) and Kurios (g/v). In the same year the “From the past”-Demo is recorded by using a drumcomputer. The musical style at this time could still be described as "old-school Black Metal".
2001
“The mir
ror which flatters not” is a home-recording, but the first “official” demo, which has been traded not onlyexclusively in the band’s circle of friends. Lineup for now: Seth (g), Kurios (g/v), Sakkak (b). The first live-gigs are following. Later this year Akatash (v) and Stefan (g) replaces Kurios.
2002
In February a prequel to the “Bavarian Battle” festival is organized. The rest of the year is marked by various leavings, downtimes and joinings of miscellaneous bandmembers. At the end of the year a solid lineup is established again: Seth (g), Sakkak (b), Akatash (v) and Nidhoegg (g). Furthermore programmed keyboards are used more and more.
2003
Completing and releasing of the self-produced CD-R “Of light and the absence of light” in January. Later the lineup finally is completed by Svarrogh (dr). Some rehearsals are done with miscellaneous keyboarders, too, but none of them joined the band. The new material is presented live extensively.
2004
Though there are only self-productions available at this moment, the live-gig’s quality increased continously. From now on the band is supporting acts like Agathodaimon, Mystic Circle, Guerilla, Belphegor, Funebris, Nocte Obducta and so on.. At the same time the next recording is planned, with which a record-deal should be achieved.
2005
The first “Bavarian Battle” festival takes place with Tankard as headliner. In spring a gig with Korozy in Sofia / Bulgaria follows. In July the band starts to record “Blindfolded eyes...” in a sound studio (for the first time),named XV records-studio.
The very covincing result is released now by Medusa Productions...
ENJOY THE REALMS OF HATRED DIVINE!!!

MP/DD 008:SVARROGH "Lady Vitosha" CD

Svarrogh
Band: SVARROGH
Album:
"Lady Vitosha"
Origin:
Germany/ Bulgaria
Label:
MEDUSA Productions
Number:
MP / DD 008
Format:
CD
Category:
Pagan/Folk Black/Death Metal ("Bitov Bulgarian Black Metal")
Coverartwork:
by DRAGON DESIGN
Release date:
Sep. '04
EAN code:
yes
TRACKLIST:
1. Grohnal pod edin Dub (Broken under an oak)
2. Siromashkite Izvori (Destitute springs)
3. Ovcari na Bezbogg (Shepherds on godless mountain)
4. Nebeto staro tiho pada (The old sky is falling down silently)
5. Kum Vihur v slamenata gorica (Brer Wind in the forest of straw)
6. Cernomorski, zaginali mecti (Perished dreams from the Black Sea)
7. Mugla po Balkana (Misty Balkans)
8. Krucmata na murtvia Corbadshia (The taverne of the dead master)
 

Biography of SVARROGH:

Svarrogh - that´s the name of the ancient slavian God of the domestic Fires and the Sun - is the soloproject of Dimo Dimov (who is also playing in Hatred Divine and Viszeral), a Bulgarian living in Germany who has founded Svarrogh in Summer of 2001. Since October 2001 until Juni 2002 there have been recorded 4 demos, Svarrogh Demo 2001, Skryb, Potoceta Nemirni and Slavonic Tears. The last Demo got some more or less positive reviews in several German magazines. In the autumn of 2002 the Recording Sessions of 15 songs for the Debut album Baxas Xebeshéth 1883 started, so finally it could be released in the beginning of the year 2003, is the first official release of Svarrogh.

In July 2003 a Split-CD was released with the Lithuanian Band Ravenclaw (now Folkearth) on Atlantida Productions. AMF Production from Bulgaria also showed interest to distribute Svarrogh in the Bulgarian metal scene. The newest release is a Split Tape with Svarrogh and Viszeral.

Dimo is responsible for the whole songwriting as well as for the instrumental performance. Each album was recorded in his Home Studio in a very primitive, but efficient way. On the four older Demos there have been two guest musicians, Annette Loy playing a Clarinet and Andreas Niedhammer playing a Violin. But on the Debut Album there are three new guest musicians who were a very big help for Svarrogh with some grinding vocals, bass and guitar solos (Horus from GromOtoric, Andreas Kaltner from Silentyum).

The first Live gig of Svarrogh will be played at a small festival in Rosenheim in the first months of 2004 (Trümmernacht Metlafest).

The music of Svarrogh is Bitov Bulgarian Folk Black/Death metal with many elements of other music directions like Classic or Neo Jazz. The term Bitov is given because of the ancient, folklore topics within the music. Bitov can be translated as "Old, homeland music, traditional, folklore, bulgarian mountain life-style". The bulgarian music elements are shown by the Kaval Flute and by the Kaba Gaida (bulgarian Bagpipe). Most guitar arrangements and also some songstructures are influenced by typical bulgarian folklore arrangements.

This is pure individualistical music which nobody is able to understand except yourself – Dimo Dimov is probably the only one Bulgarian in Germany who wants to create such a music, called Bitov Bulgarian Black Metal. “Bitov” means ancient folk bulgarian habits and traditional culture/way of life.
It is just impossible to translate the lyrics into another language because it would destroy the beauty of the words, the meaning of the text, the archaic dialect and the abstract-obscure modern phrases which can be only expressed by pure and untouched bulgarian language.

MP/DD 007: DEAD EMOTIONS "The Genesis Behind " CD

Dead Emotions
Band: DEAD EMOTIONS
Album: "The Genesis Behind"
Origin: Germany
Label: MEDUSA Productions
Number: MP / DD 007
Format: CD
Category: Melodic Death Metal
Coverartwork: by DRAGON DESIGN
Release date: Oct. '03
EAN code: yes
 

Tracklist:

1. Scalpel
2. Near End Experience
3. Cluster (download from www.mp3.de)
4. When John Doe Met Jane Doe
5. A Locust's Heart
6. Last Sovereign Day
7. Uncontrolled

8. Hidden Track

 

DEAD EMOTIONS stands for innovative Death-Metal off the mainstream, with powerful riffs, haunting melodies, highly dynamic parts, mixing many different influences to a new sound that resembles everything and nothing at the same time.
Musical diversity and good stage acting are probably the reasons why DEAD EMOTIONS already played many shows with bands from different genres like Haggard, Siebenbürgen, Graveworm, Mystic Circle, Tristania, Atanatos, Ragnarök, Luna Field, Blackend and many more. Check also www.dead-emotions.de

Biography of DEAD EMOTIONS:

Dead Emotions was founded in 1996 as dark/death-metal combo and quickly gained local attention by playing many shows.
1999 saw Gates to the unseen released as Dead Emotions' first self-produced album that grew quite popular in the german underground and received many good reviews in several magazines (Rock Hard, Legacy, Ablaze, Orkus and more).
First contacts to record labels emerged after Gates to the Unseen was elected Demo of Month Sept. 2000 in the HAMMER magazine.
After the first edition of Gates to the Unseen was sold out in September 2001, Dead Emotions signed a contract with
Medusa Productions, who immensly helped to increase the worldwide's Underground attention and distribution of the album's second edition.
The new album The Genesis Behind sounds technically more experienced, faster, harder and at the same time much groovier than it's predecessor. In addition to the perfectly produced sound, the new album mainly stands out because of it's powerful riffs, haunting melodies, boosting dynamic parts and musical independance.
In Fall 2003, after signing a distribution contract with MDD Records, together with the outstanding new album and running negotiations for a Germany tour in 2004, the band is curiously looking into an interesting future...

MP/DD 006:DISPATCHED "Terrorizer-The last chapter" Digi CD

DISPATCHED
Band:DISPATCHED
Album: "TERRORIZER - The Last Chapter"
Origin: Sweden
Label: KHAOSMASTER / MEDUSA Productions
Number: MP / DD 006
Format: Digipack CD
Category: Melodic Death Metal
Coverartwork: by DRAGON DESIGN
Release date: May/June '03
EAN code: yes
 
Tracklist:
01. Terrorizer
02. Rebellion
03. Wicked Dreams
04. Waste some Steel
05. Override
06. Mechanical
07. I am thy Lord
08. Beneath the World of Chaos
09. Under the Ice - Short version
10. Cyber ( hidden bonus track)

Biography of DISPATCHED:
T H E S O U N D O F I N T E N S E A N D D A R K H E A V Y N E S S
DISPATCHED was formed in late 1991 by the guitarplayer Daniel Lundberg and the vocalist Chris Andersson. Together with Jonas Kimbrell and Emanuel Åström, this four piece did 4 recordings from 1992 – 1994. Two of them where recorded in famous Unisound (Dan Swanö) and the later recording in 1994 resulted in a 7”EP “Awaiting the end” the year after (1995) and the MCD “Blackshadows” 1996. The recording 1994 was the last one with this line-up and the first era of Dispatched ended shortly after the recording 1994.
In 1996 DISPATCHED was once again a functional band, with totally new members – with Daniel Lundberg as the only remaining member from the first era. With an unstable line-up, DISPATCHED tried to do a demo with the new band, this resulted in a recording 1997 that later was released as the MCD “Returned to your mind” at the same year. After this recording the line-up was complete, Daniel Lundberg on Leadguitar, Fredrik Karlsson on Vocals, Emil Larsson on Guitar, Fredrik Larsson on Bass and Dennis Nilsson on Drums. These five guys went to the famous studio Abyss (Tommy Tägtgren) in 1998 to do another demo, which was released as the MCD “Promised land”. With completing the sound of the band with this line-up, they went back to Abyss again the next year to record their first album. A deal with Music For Nations (UK) was signed for the album, and in the summer of 2000 the album “Motherwar” was released. Fredrik Larsson was at this time replaced by Mattias Hellman on bass and the band went to famous Studio Fredman (Anders Fridén) in 2001, to record the 2nd album of the band. However, due to some problems, this record was never released at this time and the band just continued to write songs and do some live shows. In the autumn of 2002 the band decides to go separate ways and the 2nd and last era of DISPATCHED ends here…
Many of DISPATCHED's fans have requested a release of the last unreleased album from 2001, and a deal is made in 2003 of releasing this recording as the album “Terrorizer” 2003.

MP/DD 005:DAEMONLORD "The Sign (Key Of The Underworld - Regained)
Pt. 1: The Towers Of Griefdoom"
CD

Daemonlord

Band: DAEMONLORD (former: Demonlord)
Album: "The Sign (Key Of The Underworld - Regained)
Pt. 1: The Towers Of Griefdoom "
Origin: Basque Country
Label: MEDUSA Productions
Number: MP / DD 005
Format: CD
Category: Black/ Death Metal
Coverartwork: by DRAGON DESIGN
Release date: May/June '02
EAN code: yes
 
Tracklist:
1. INTRO (THE SIGN)
2. TO THE ABSOLUTE
3, THE ANCIENT LOST KNOWLEDGE (BY THE WORDS OF GODS)
4. THROUGH THE PORTAL OF TIME
5. THE DEPARTURE OF THE HYPOCRITES
6. BEYOND HATE
7. ON THE WINGS OF VENGEANCE
8. MARTYRDOME
9. MANKIND´S DECAY
10. OF WOLF AND BATTLE OUTRO

Biography of DAEMONLORD:

DAEMONLORD from Basque country/Spain was born from the brain of Kepa, founder of the band.The idea of what's DAEMONLORD now begins to take form in Summer 2000. After writing some songs, Kepa decided to show them to a few friends, asking them for a vocal collaboration.
Finally Sixto of Moonshine accepted, and they recorded their first demo, titled "Unsacred Soul". They released over 50 copies in CD-R format, but immediately they also began to distribute it in Tape format, with an edition of over 450 copies. Then Satanachia and Hades Prods. from Portugal, showed their interest in re-releasing this demo with an extra track. This was a limited edition of 300 copies. After studying a few offers and being betrayed by some bastards, DAEMONLORD cooperated with Wolf Records, who released their second demo, "As Bastard as God", limited to 350 copies. After this they accepted the offer of releasing this stuff as a Split-Cd, which was released in spring 2002 through a Scandinavian label .
Since autumn 2001 it's planned, to release a debut full-length album with the help of the German Promo-Company MEDUSA PRODUCTIONS to spread the name DAEMONLORD and to distribute the debut worldwide.
In 2002 the Band changed their name from Demonlord into DAEMONLORD, because (as so often) another Band with the name exists.

MP/DD 004: DEAD EMOTIONS "Gates To The Unseen" CD

Band: DEAD EMOTIONS
Album: "Gates To The Unseen"
Origin: Germany
Label: MEDUSA Productions
Number: MP / DD 004
Format: CD
Category: Melodic Death Metal
Coverartwork: by DRAGON DESIGN
EAN code: no
 

Tracklist:

1. GATES TO THE UNSEEN
2. SILENCE OF MY DAMNED SOUL
3. DARK DESIRE
4. ZU ASCHE MEIN HAUPT
5. VEREINSAMT (NACH F. NIETZSCHE)
6. LEIDENSCHAFT IN ROT
7. BEHIND BLACK STARS ASTRAY
8. SACRIFICE

 

infos see above at their title "The Genesis Behind" and under Dead Emotions

MP / DD 002 SOMBER SERENITY "Singular" CD


Somber Serenity

Band: SOMBER SERENITY
Album: "Singular"
Origin: Germany
Label: MEDUSA Productions
Number: MP / DD 002
Format: CD
Category: Doom / Dark/ Death Metal
Coverartwork: by DRAGON DESIGN
Release date: 12. 11. 2001
EAN code: yes
 

Tracklist:

1. In Solitude Divine
2. Tragecy Star
3. Goddess Of Light
4. The Severance
5. The Sufferer
6. Last Scion Of Winter
7. Swallow The Sun
8. Nemesis, My Childe

 

Biography of SOMBER SERENITY (since 2000)
SMBER SERENITY IS A DARK METAL BAND FROM SOUTHERN GERMANY, PRESENT IN THE UNDERGROUND SINCE 1995.

2000
In February of this year we had the chance to play our most important gig until that time. We played as the opener for THE GATHERING and MY DYING BRIDE at the Metropolis in Munich. Beside this gig we played three more in Munich, Neufahrn and Willmering with TRINITY (now CYBERYA), HEREAFTER AND NOW (now DEEP INSIDE MYSELF), DEAD EMOTIONS and LUNAR AURORA for example.
Early 2000 we got our second offer from a small label, but after some month we had to admit that the company wasn´t trustworthy, so we refused this contract too.
Without a contract we entered the LITTLE DREAM studio to record our first full-lenght CD in june 2000 and we mixed and mastered the CD at the DREAMSCAPE studio with Jan Vacik in august.
In may we got in contact with Mike Schindler from DRAGON DESIGN, because we were looking for a cover artwork and in august we received the picture from him, which is now the cover of our CD.
With our now recorded album we started again to spread it to some record labels, but unfortunately we didn't get an offer.

2001
Bass player Manuel Iosca left the band at the end of february and the bad bandfeeling which we had at that time ended up in another split and we continued SOMBER SERENITY without Daniel Varoß.
After a few weeks we could start again to rehearse with our new members Michael Knöringer on vocals and Árpád Jakab on bass. We were still searching for a new guitar player and so we couldn't play gigs that year.
Somewhere in that time of rebuilding SOMBER SERENITY we got an offer from Mike Schindler and Conny Renner who wanted to start a promotion and distribution agency under the banner of MEDUSA PRODUCTIONS. We financed the production of our CD and with this signed contract we finally released our "Singular" CD in cooperation with them in November '01!

2002
Early '02 Christian Löbering became our new guitar player and with this new Line-up we played our first gig at the end of march.
We started to record three new tracks and a rewritten version of our old demo track "cold embrace" for a new promo CD in june, but we had to stop this recording session due to technical problems. After we had played six more gigs in Munich, Landshut, Ellbach, Mindelheim, Augsburg and Ulm we recorded the promo CD again in december.
At the end of that year Árpád Jakab left us, cause he had the chance to work at the University in Vancouver / Canada to get his doctor degree. A few weeks before Árpád left we started to rehearse with our new bass player Max Marquardt, who is also a member of SYCRONOMICA.

To be continued...

MP/DD 001: DRAGONCLAWS Vol. 1 Compilation CD
Band: V.A.
Album: Dragonclaws
Origin: --
Label: MEDUSA Productions
Number: MP / DD 001
Format: CD
Category: different styles of Metal
Coverartwork: by DRAGON DESIGN
EAN code: no
 
 

A Compilation CD with fantastic bands DRAGON DESIGN has drawn for, such as DISPATCHED, ISEGRIM, VIOLATION, SOUL DEMISE, MYSTIC CIRCLE, GRAVEWORM, WIZARD, BLACK ABYSS, D.A.B., DETHRONEMENT, DEAD EMOTIONS, MORIFADE, STEEL WARRIOR and THORNCLAD, incl. a booklet which shows released and unreleased drawings for them!!!