Sunday, August 21, 2016

MINDKULT - Witch's Oath - Out Now On CD & Tape

Four songs in the subliminal key of Lucifer. Drink deeply this potion. Follow incandesce and levitate. The tendrils of your existence spiral away into indecipherable tenebrosity. There is only the buzz inside your skull now. There is only the riff. The power of the chord. What at first appears as catchy, fuzzed-out doomgaze reveals itself over a series of repeated listens to be truly sinister and subversive: the alluring voice of a suicide cult leader. A man who sings the people’s blues, but for damnation’s sake. Call it Witch’s Oath, Mindkult's first opus. 

All songs written and produced by MINDKULT, the sole creation of Fowst. Recorded at Monticello Studios in 2016. Art/Design by Elias Kontogiannis (www.surrealsoreal.com). 

No Clean Singing: But whoever is behind “Witch’s Oath” includes a guitarist whose soloing is both soulful and trippy and a drummer who’s not flashy but knows how to get heads moving. The coating of fuzzy distortion on the guitars and bass is also a welcome touch. Get ready to rock the fuck out. 

The Obelisk: …“Whatever Fowst‘s real name, whoever produced the album, whatever bands he or they’ve worked with before, it’s the songwriting coming through most of all on Witch’s Oath and the sense of stylistic accomplishment that songwriting showcases. It’s early in Mindkult‘s tenure to make a guess as to directions the band might go, but this initial EP makes a compelling argument in favor of finding out.”

Sunday, July 31, 2016

MINDKULT - Witch's Oath - Out Soon On CD & Tape

All songs written and produced by MINDKULT, the sole creation of Fowst. Recorded at Monticello Studios in 2016.
No Clean Singing: But whoever is behind “Witch’s Oath” includes a guitarist whose soloing is both soulful and trippy and a drummer who’s not flashy but knows how to get heads moving. The coating of fuzzy distortion on the guitars and bass is also a welcome touch. Get ready to rock the fuck out.

The Obelisk: …“Whatever Fowst‘s real name, whoever produced the album, whatever bands he or they’ve worked with before, it’s the songwriting coming through most of all on Witch’s Oath and the sense of stylistic accomplishment that songwriting showcases. It’s early in Mindkult‘s tenure to make a guess as to directions the band might go, but this initial EP makes a compelling argument in favor of finding out.”

Monday, July 25, 2016

EVIL PRIEST - Self-Titled Demo - Out Now On Tape

Anachronistic and completely unmitigated by aught save their own selfish desires, Evil Priest arrive from Lima, Peru. The three songs that comprise their self-titled debut call to mind some recording washed up on the shore of the beaches of that pandemonium, Lima. Like the virgin copy of a sound that our dimension has since rendered a palimpsest. An alien artifact studied and transcribed without having first been deciphered. Offering a peek into another dimension where society collapsed in 1989 and jungles have usurped the cities as primitive and ancients fear have reclaimed the preoccupation of humans. A time and place in which death metal is played to ward off predators and bad spirits. Performed as it is, here and now by Evil Priest, the demo would appear to have the opposite effect. Haunted by vocals like hypnotic proclamations of unlocked malign spirits; stormy with drums that hold your pulse hostage; riffs like shadow archetypes that leap out from a deeply ingrained collective death-anxiety. Caligari Records presents Evil Priest and their first recording to date. 


150 Copies / Pro Tape / Pro Covers

Sunday, July 10, 2016

SONIC POISON - Harsh Demonstration... - Out On Tape Now

Sonic Poison’s Harsh Demonstration... is seven tracks of blown-out primitive grindcore dispatched with the reckless abandon indicative of a young band eager for blood. Approximately ten minutes of Finnish-style seizure-inducing, organ-grinding mayhem in which gnarly feedback prevents anything like reprieve, solos flare up like caustic acid reflux, and the drums leave psychological welts.

150 Copies
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Saturday, May 28, 2016

INCULCATOR - Void Abecedary - Out Now On Tape


Inculcator appears in the sky over Liverpool, UK. Shielded in occult mysticism, the outlandish entity (rumored to be a solo effort) first broadcast its signal with “Voces Mysticae,” February 2015. Propelled by the satanic forces of early Slayer and Venom, bending time and space like a pinch harmonic, and bearing knowledge of the abyss from whence it came and toward which it will now usher us all, “Voces Mysticae” is only ⅕ of Inculcator’s debut of dimension-ripping tech thrash “void exploration.” Caligari Records is proud to bring you Void Abecedary, the world’s first lesson in the language of the great beyond. 


Limited to 150 copies

Thursday, April 28, 2016

HOWLS OF EBB - Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows - Out Now On Tape

Out Now On Tape - 200 Copies

Sputnik Music: Howls of Ebb cannot be given enough praise for what they've manage to accomplish in only a few short years. Topping themselves with a perfect concoction of their first two releases, the band has made an immense and incredibly work of death metal with their sophomore album. It's a bold and winding masterwork of metal that shows how keenly aware the band is to every little facet of the genre. Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows is an album that needs to be heard.

No Clean Singing: Howls of Ebb refuse to fit neatly into any of the death metal sub-genres and continue to cement their own weird and wonderful sound.

Nine Circles: should provide more than enough genre-bending and blending to appease the most sadistic and pessimistic fan of black metal. Howls of Ebb provide a journey through global rhythms by way of black metal. It’s one tour that you must take.

Soundscape Magazine: A shoddy mix isn’t enough to eclipse the horrors Howls of Ebb conjure and their songs are too good to stay hidden. Coming with a grotesque helping of dolore la doppio makes each lick of the fret board like water to thirst. Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows is a vile sounding album, but bring the pain. It works better that way.

Metal Ireland: A weird and absolutely wonderful mind-melter of an album. Have it.

Infernal Masquerade: Being one the weirdest and most sick sounding bands, Howls of Ebb is delivers a unique experience with this 42-minute long release. If you liked any of their previous music, or retro sounding Black/Death Metal bands with Indonesian influences, this is one hell of a release you don’t want to miss.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

INTO COFFIN - Into a Pyramid of Doom - Out Now On Tape

Channeling a darkness deeper than that perversion borne in all men and exclusive to him--that is his fascination with death--Germany’s Into Coffin bear the colossal weight of a death-doom wrought not of flesh and perishable things, but of earth and stone. The follow up to last year’s nebular demo, Into Coffin’s debut full length, at five tracks and fifty-five minutes, is a bewildering journey through the hallucinatory penumbrae of those staggering monuments raised by an elder race whose mocking laughter yet trembles the earth. Between Paul Chain’s monomaniacal genius and Necros Christos’ pedantic exaltation stands this German trio known as Into Coffin. And now Caligari Records is proud to invite you Into a Pyramid of Doom. 


Limited to 150 copies 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

HOWLS OF EBB - Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows - Soon On Tape

Caligari Records invites you to inhale a horrifying drug as you gaze into the nauseous work of Italian master Agostino Arrivabene. Sully your mind attempting to explain away the sounds of The Sour Bogs of Mars spilling upon vapid flesh; helpless but to succumb to the psychic cadence bombing your deep synapse. For Howls Of Ebb's Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows is one more step beyond Vigils of the 3rd Eye and The Marrow Veil. All hail the master pendulum of transgressive osmotic reign! 

The release of “Cursus Impasse” is a joint venture by I, Voidhanger Records (CD), NWN! (LP), and Caligari (MC). 

Limited to 200 copies 
Pro Tapes / Pro Covers

Thursday, March 24, 2016

CEMETERY - Wind and Shadows - Out On Tape Now


Limited to 200 copies


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Friday, March 18, 2016

OBSCURE EVIL - Midnight Forces - Out On Tape Now

No Clean Singing: Obscure Evil have tapped into a rich vein of raw, venomous thrash, tinged with the obsidian gleam of first-wave black metal. The riffs in these songs are electrifying — there’s no better word for it. And while the riffs and superheated soloing are the fast-beating aheart of the music, the rhythm section is just as attention-grabbing, with organic-sounding drum bursts and the clash and crash of cymbals amping the music’s energy. To add a further layer of ferocity to this boiling cauldron of poison, the reverberating vocal howls conjure hallucinations of a red-eyed demon exhorting this horde to further extremes of blood-lusting mayhem.

Limited to 150 copies
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

CEMETERY - Wind and Shadows - Soon On Cassette

Caligari Records is proud to present, for the first time on cassette, the debut full length from Chicago/NYC death rockers Cemetery. A pleasing reminder of your dead end lifestyle, Wind and Shadows is the highly anticipated follow up to Cemetery’s self-released and extremely coveted 2011 demo tape. On their full length, Cemetery embrace their pop tendencies only to express more precisely their wariness of our fucked up world. Somewhere between Wipers’ Over the Edge and Christian Death’s Only Theatre of Pain, Cemetery’sWind and Shadows is a dark journey into the depths of a modern and particularly American brand of ennui.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

OBSCURE EVIL - Midnight Forces demo - Coming Soon On Tape

Like a beer can chucked over the crowd, here comes Obscure Evil’s self-titled demo to smash your forehead and wash that sourpuss off your face! Four songs of charred-black, coked up thrashing death recorded in 2015 by three shadowy demons of the “LimaHell” underground. Caligari Records is the first and, so far, only label to present the entire Obscure Evil demo on any format, let alone on unholy cassette. Fans of the mid- to late-‘80s sudamerican scene need not bother to preview.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

OBSCURE EVIL - Midnight Forces demo - Coming Soon On Tape



LimaHell's gnarliest and evilest offering is almost here, ready to debauch like their influencers did back in the day to hordes of unsuspected underground music lovers. But noooo, they want to make you jonze, hold it up, pull out before the deed is finished. Four cuts of undistilled South American black thrash. No doubt, the old guard has come back to life...get ready and fukk off!!!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

SCUMRIPPER - S/T - Out Now On Tape

Finland. Metal, metal and...metal. Six raunchy cuts of filthy black metal.

Limited to 200 copies.
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Decibel: Scumripper and Obduktio are up to practically the same thing. Both bands purge grinding death metal; both Scumripper and Obduktio seem completely unaware of the past twenty five years in underground extreme metal, and somehow legitimately so. And both demos have Repulsion vibes aplenty, cuts of obscure Japanese hardcore spliced in; Holy Terror breakdowns when you least expect them, that flailing-arms drum styles a la Chris Reiffert.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

OBDUKTIO - S/T - Out Now On Tape Now

Death metal, grindcore, punk from the land of a thousand lakes (Finland, for the geographically challenged). 12 tracks of disheveled and crazed old school worship in the hard, throbbing vein of Xysma.

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Limited to 150 copies
Pro tapes / Pro Covers

This is the 43rd release of Caligari Records

Sunday, December 27, 2015

OBDUKTIO - Self-Titled - Soon On Tape


A few days ago I shed a few tears after stumbling upon the mind-numbing sounds of Finland's Obduktio. Violently my ears were flagellated by memories of Xysma and other genre-defining influencers like Repulsion. Guitars haven't sounded this gnarly in over a decade, this is Finnish weirdness and extremity at its finest.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

EXPANDER - Laws of Power - Out Now On Tape

Pro tapes / Pro Covers

Limited to 150 Copies

Reissue of the raging debut from this Austin quartet. Initially self-released in a batch of 25 tapes.

No Clean Singing on Laws of Power, 'this music is hot as hell — a marauding, head-wrecking melange of punk and metal with vicious, maniacal vocal venom capable of stripping skin from bone. The songs are virally infectious in addition to being as nasty as famished wolverines, and the production quality gives the sound the kind of raw, gritty abrasiveness it really needs. Whether they’re thrashing or stomping or lurching in a drunken stagger, Expander are full of fire and brimstone. You get this stench in your nostrils, and it’s hard to get it out — but who the fuck would want to?'

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

EXPANDER - Laws of Power - Soon On Tape

Austin's Expander are a rare breed; they display a clear understanding of extreme genres and deliver a hysterical wallop that if studied would school generations of black metal, punk and hardcore aficionados. The vocals are necro, the drums are the battering ram that sustains it all and the  and the riffs just beg to be attended with the same intensity that a car crash video is observed by disgusting humanity. Austin is weird but Expander are a rare breed and its members have been fed metal and punk since the start. There are zero fucks given here and the hunger shows. 

Pro tapes / Pro Covers 

Limited to 150 Copies 

No Clean Singing on Laws of Power, 'this music is hot as hell — a marauding, head-wrecking melange of punk and metal with vicious, maniacal vocal venom capable of stripping skin from bone. The songs are virally infectious in addition to being as nasty as famished wolverines, and the production quality gives the sound the kind of raw, gritty abrasiveness it really needs. Whether they’re thrashing or stomping or lurching in a drunken stagger, Expander are full of fire and brimstone. You get this stench in your nostrils, and it’s hard to get it out — but who the fuck would want to?'