Author: Norma Jacobs

PRIMORDIAL – THE GATHERING WILDERNESS – GOK012 DOUBLE PICTURE DISC LP

PRIMORDIAL MYSPACE was started as a fan site but is now run by Nemtheanga and PRIMORDIAL. for all the usual biographies, different pictures and general Primordial information can be found at www.primordialweb.com The origins of the band go back to the late 80s although you could say the band only seriously began to forge their sound and adopt a more serious attitude to their music in 1991. One demo was recorded back in 1993 and since then we have made 6 albums and one mcd. The most recent of these is entitled TO THE NAMELESS DEAD and was released by Metal Blade Records. All of the previous albums have been re-released by Candlelight/Plastic Head in the US and Europe so should not be hard to find. We have toured Europe several times, with bands like Immortal, Moonsorrow, Thyrfing, Ancient Rites, Rotting Christ, Enthroned and Mourning Beloveth among others. And made one appearace at the Heathen Crusade among others We are currently preparing for a few shows…you will find them at the upcoming shows listing. on our website www.primordialweb.com coming very soon is a shop where you can buy various different kinds of shirts/hoods/girlies etc…check it out !. any questions or queries or invites can be sent here and the band will now answer them !….. Nemtheanga

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MOURNING BELOVETH – DUST – GOK003DLP DOUBLE GATEFOLD LP

Mourning Beloveth began in winter 1992 but it wasn’t until 1996 that they recorded their first, untitled, demo, followed by the highly acclaimed Autumnal Fires demo in 1998 (even receiving “Demo of the issue” in Moondance magazine). Over 1200 copies of Autumnal Fires were sold throughout the underground and the MB name spread. For our debut album, we decided to record in the famous Academy studios with Magz at the helm. What was produced after seven intense days of recording was “Dust”, a sixty six minute Doom masterpiece harking back to the days of the early ’90’s Doom/Death scene. Following the release of their debut album , Dust, in March 2001, writing again commenced, and from April 20 to May 5, 2002, once again in the Academy and with Magz guidance, album number two was let loose upon the world. “The Sullen Sulcus” – with six songs over 65 minutes it is not for the feint hearted. It was released in December 2002 by Aftermath music and is now available worldwide. Our first US tour followed in support of the album. Sentinel Records from Ireland (www.sentinelireland.com) re-released Dust with new artwork, an unmixed song from the “Sulcus” recording sessions and Forever Lost Emeralds (from the Autumnal Fires demo) all of which was remastered by Stuart Anstis. A split 7″ was also released by Sentinel, the first MB piece of vinyl! We recorded a new song entitled Part 1 which was released with fellow dark metallers Lunar Gate from Ireland, and limited to 500 copies. Shortly after another offer of a tour appeared with While Heaven Wept and Thee Plague of Gentlemen starting off at Doom Shall Rise. The contract we had spoken about with Grau on the DSR tour arrived and soon after we became a Grau band for four albums. The music this time round is very bare, naked, almost stripped to its core and the album and lyrical content reflected this. It is still Mourning Beloveth, but while more elemental it was also more experimental but only the recording sessions would really tell and so in November 2004 we arrived at Klangschmeide, Studio E in Germany to record what was later to become known as A Murderous Circus. Adrian moved to Spain, and shortly after that in April 06 we had a tour coming up with Primordial, Moonsorrow and Gardens of Gehennah. The crowds and reactions were amazing, night after night. Upon return, first priority was to replace Adrian, who’s relocation had become permanent. This was solved with the recruitment of Brendan (Sol Axis, Abaddon Incarnate) on bass duties, and writing again commenced on the new MB album. Harking back to the spirit of Dust, yet covered in a venomous bile, 5 new odes to desolation and decay took shape within our rehearsal studio, and it was in October of 07 we again decamped to Studio E in Germany to drag these monstrosities into existence. 2 weeks later, emerging blinking in the Autumn sun, A Disease For The Ages freshly committed to disk, we went home… A Disease For The Ages, a pandemic in 5 parts, was released 05/05/08 by Grau. In March of 08, the planned Age of Disease Tour had to be canceled at the 11th hour due to unforeseen personal issues, and a bitter sense of disappointment gave way to renewed determination, and the rest of 08 saw the strongest ever MB performances at Ireland’s D.O.D fest, Ferrum Rust Fest in Lithuania, Belgium, a triumphant return to our friends in Athens, Greece, and our first ever appearance at Cork’s Winterfest. April 09 sees are long over due return to the joys of the road as headliners on the much anticipated “Milestones of Misery” tour, along with such luminaries as Mournful Congregation and Longing for Dawn. See you at the bar…

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MORPHOSIS – RISE OF THE BASTARD DEITIES – GOK013CD

MORPHOSIS finally unleash their debut album. Ten tracks of vicious, aggressive hammer to the head Death Metal. 30 minutes of modern Death Metal with a strong old school feel, drawing on two decades of influences. Recorded in Trackmix Studios, Dublin. Featuring guest vocals from PRIMORDIAL’S Nemtheanga. First 100 copies come with exclusive patch.

Morphosis is a name familiar to older veterns of the Irish metal scene,with founding members Vinnie(guitar)and George(bass/vocals)working together since 1985. In 1990 they recorded the Conflagration demo under the name of Asphyxia. Shortly after they changed their name to Morphosis and recorded the Modus Operandi 1993 and Malicious Malfiguration 1995 demos. In 2005,after a decade of inactivity the band re-formed.The current line up is completed by Jason (drums) and Squelch(vocals). The full length album”Rise of the Bastard Deities” was recorded in Trackmix studios between june and october 2008.It is on release from Sentinal Records.

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