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
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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

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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. 

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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?'

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

LUNG MOLDE - S/T - Out Now On Tape


Limited to 175 copies 
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Punishing life-negating doom metal from Portland. First recording. Trio. Six cuts. 

Decibel: Lung Molde ride out on a sound like mighty, onyx-armored black steeds of Frazettan musculature with bluish fire issuing from their nostrils in profile. Then the vocals come in--separating Lung Molde from the crowd of heavier-than-anything-ever doom/sludge--and instantly you know this is a record you’re going to love. 

No Clean Singing: Lung Molde is a hard pull into a lightless pit, and while the band do a frighteningly effective job creating an atmosphere of hopeless collapse, the powerhouse riffs and jolting rhythms will keep you rooted in place, head moving, until they’ve finished the demolition job on your psyche. Prepare for a devastating experience, press play, and inhale the lung molde. 

Invisible Oranges: Possessing the same heroin-withdrawal-driven spirit which brought us Dopethrone, Lung Molde’s brand of doomed depression is a crushing one.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

LUNG MOLDE - S/T - Coming Soon On Tape

Punishing life-negating doom metal from Portland. First recording. Trio. 

Limited to 175 copies 
Pro Tapes/Pro Covers 

Decibel: Lung Molde ride out on a sound like mighty, onyx-armored black steeds of Frazettan musculature with bluish fire issuing from their nostrils in profile. Then the vocals come in--separating Lung Molde from the crowd of heavier-than-anything-ever doom/sludge--and instantly you know this is a record you’re going to love. 

No Clean Singing: Lung Molde is a hard pull into a lightless pit, and while the band do a frighteningly effective job creating an atmosphere of hopeless collapse, the powerhouse riffs and jolting rhythms will keep you rooted in place, head moving, until they’ve finished the demolition job on your psyche. Prepare for a devastating experience, press play, and inhale the lung molde.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

DISTERROR - Catharsis - Out Now On Tape

Mexico's Disterror have come a long way since their 2011 Upcoming Warfare demo. While that and other early recordings do justice to their Dis-moniker by focusing on a violent dbeat sound, their first full-length Catharsis viciously incorporates black and heavy metal elements to their unruly sound. 

Catharsis is shaped by seven tracks of unrelenting riffage, negative lyricism and unhinged drumming. It is limited to 175 copies, pro tapes / pro covers. 

Limited to 175 copies 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

HUMAN BODIES - MMXIII-MMXIV - Out Now On CD

A CD compilation of all Human Bodies recordings between 2013 and 2014, including their 2013 demo, the 2014 EP No Life and two previously unreleased tracks. 


Raw Boston black metal punk at its filthiest. Life sucks, get fucked! 

Limited to 300 copies.

Monday, August 31, 2015

DISTERROR - Catharsis - Soon On Tape

Rageful blackened crust from Mexico. First full-length, to be unleashed late in September. Limited to 175 copies.

Friday, August 28, 2015

HUMAN BODIES - MMXIII-MMXIV - Coming Soon On CD

A CD compilation of all Human Bodies recordings between 2013 and 2014, including their 2013 demo, the 2014 EP No Life and two previously unreleased tracks. 

Raw Boston black metal punk at its filthiest. Life sucks, get fucked! 

Limited to 300 copies.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

HEAVYDEATH - Dark Phoenix Rising - Out Now On Tape

Nicklas Rudolfsson may just be the busiest man in underground metal. Not because of his diverse roster of bands (his CV includes Necrocurse, The Funeral Orchestra, Rapid Terror and others) but because over the past two years and since the formation of his trio HEAVYDEATH, this doom death dweller has managed to record and release no less than 7 demos, one Ep and a full-length. Now, hot on the heels of Eternal Sleepwalker, HEAVYDEATH is back with another full-length titled Dark Phoenix Rising. 

Comprised of five tracks and adding up to close to 40 minutes of low end music, Dark Phoenix Rising (with Jonah Backman completing this recording’s line up) once again displays the incisive signature sound of previous recordings; assertive and entrancing mid-tempos are shaped by a paused but punishing rhythmic foundation, while at times menacing and at others morose and clerical vocals hover over opaque and tenebrous guitars. If it wasn’t clear before, it is more than clear now, HEAVYDEATH have come to master their diosyncratic take on doom death metal. 

Limited to 200 copies 
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

JUPITERIAN - Aphotic - Out Now On Tape

History has taught us that a tropical metropolis like Sao Paulo, Brasil does not possess the right backdrop for creating imposing doom death metal, but leave it Jupiterian, a quartet formed in 2013, to crumble those preconceptions. 

Inspired by the likes of Winter, Paradise Lost and Anathema, Jupiterian craft hulking and lush metallic compositions and in Aphotic, their second recording, their music takes colossal shape as massive distortion pushes forward, drums rumble and echo like nearby explosions and monstruous guttural vocals articulate dark ill-fated tales. And yet despite the apparent bluntness of it all, there is plenty underneath waiting to be disinterred; nuanced and layered details, off-kilter passages and hidden compositions that give Aphotic a rather distinctive flavor. 

Aphotic was mixed and mastered by Mories (Gnaw Their Tongues) and it contains 4 new songs and a bonus track ("Drag Me to My Grave") that is pure old British guard worship. Over 42 minutes of music.


Limited to 175 copies
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

HEAVYDEATH - Dark Phoenix Rising - Coming Soon On Tape


Pro-print tape to be released August 25 2015 (limited 200 copies) by Caligari Recordshttp://www.caligarirecords.com

Digital release to be released August 26 2015 https://heavydeath.bandcamp.com/

Dark Phoenix Rising

I. Dead Trees
II. Bow Down
III. The Ember of the End
IV. From the Ashes
V. Dark Phoenix Rising

This recording session was done in June and mixed in July 2015. From the beginning it was only planned to record two songs (“Dead Trees” and “The Ember of the End”) but when we started to rehearse/recording, we felt to revisit an previously recorded song “Bow Down” that got a little more “epic” ending in this version. At the end of the recording blew the creative winds so we wrote and recorded two more songs (“From the Ashes” and “Dark Phoenix Rising”). To tie together the musical heavy adventure with the other three songs.

The recording is as previously recordings done under simple conditions with only a guitar, bass, drums and vocals. No frills or hocus pocus in the mix.
Unfortunately, Daniel Moilanen could not participate during the recording because of the missions with Katatonia. But we used our close friend Oldfor Suns who temporarily took care of the drumming.

Recorded in June 2015. Mixed and mastered by Johan Bäckman in July 2015.
Produced by Nicklas Rudolfsson and Johan Bäckman.
Music and lyrics by Nicklas Rudolfsson.

Nicklas Rudolfsson – electric guitar, vocals
Johan Bäckman – electric bass guitar
Oldfor Suns – drums (session)

Monday, August 10, 2015

JUPITERIAN - Aphotic - Coming Soon On Tape

Massive timeless doom from Brasil. 5 immense tracks reminiscent of the good old guard.

https://caligarirecords.bandcamp.com/album/aphotic

 

Monday, August 3, 2015

THE UNQUIET GRAVE - Cosmic Dawn - Out Now On Cassette

Swedish doom rock with a folk influence. An intro, three songs and an outro. All sublime and subtle, craftily made and joyously played.

Limited to 125 copies.
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https://caligarirecords.bandcamp.com/album/cosmic-dawn

Sunday, July 26, 2015

KRIEGSZITTERN - Demo Out Now

Old school death crust filth from Germany. No frills, no shine, all dirt and grime and shit and guts exposed. Totally damaged and rotted, the stench spreads and infects. After all is lost, it is best to be detached. 


Limited to 150 copies 
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Sunday, July 12, 2015

GLOAM - Hex of Nine Heads - Out On Tape Now

BROTHER IN THE EAST FORGET NOT THE DROWNING SUN 

Following a demo and an EP, Oakland's black metal quartet GLOAM deliver a vast sixty minute riff fest of dominant melodies and flawless musicianship called Hex of Nine Heads 

175 Copies 
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Artwork by Barney Fried 

"With Hex of Nine Heads, Gloam has matured in that perfect way everyone hopes a band does between the “demo/EP” phase and their first full-length album. The almost standard, albeit passionately and precisely executed performance found on Vanquished and the preceding demo has been violently thrust into a more atypical, progressive realm. Weaving between the alarming and disjointed, which is very new territory for Gloam, to much more heavily voiced, borderline contemporary classically-inclined melodiousness, Hex of Nine Heads’s calculated approach definitely deserves a good pair of headphones (or just headphones in general) to fully appreciate its nuances. With the immediacy of a young Opeth, we find Gloam plowing through near-constant variations on ideas, utilizing a much more linear, non-structured approach to songwriting, never fully re-iterating a riff so much as rebuilding Solomon’s Temple again and again. For an hour-long album, it can definitely get strenuous without any sort of reference other than your watch, but the dense creativity is evidence of exceedingly strong musicianship." 
Invisible Oranges