July Program Titles Released This Week:
Abbath – Outstrider CD/LP/Cassette (Season Of Mist)
Abbath, the solo project of former Immortal frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), releases its second album, Outstrider. Consisting of eight tracks, Outstrider promises to raise the bar even higher in contemporary Norwegian black metal. Abbath’s debut album came off with huge appreciation following his departure from Immortal, with excruciatingly ravaging riffs, much of which can be related to black ‘n’ roll, a black metal sub-genre that includes hard rock elements. Outstrider contains a cover of Bathory’s “Pace Till Death”.
Turilli / Lione Rhapsody – Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution) CD (Nuclear Blast)
About ten years ago, the band Rhapsody Of Fire split into two. Guitarist and songwriter Luca Turilli went on to form Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody while vocalist Fabio Lione carried on under the name Rhapsody Of Fire moniker. Now, both previous members – as well as former Rhapsody members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers, and Alex Holzwarth – have come together to form Turilli / Lione Rhapsody. Their new album Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution) is a collection of ten incredible tracks that maintain the band’s theatrical and symphonic metal roots while bringing the genre to new plateaus.
CDs + Vinyl:
1782 – 1782 CD/LP (Heavy Psych Sound)
On their debut album, 1782 deal with macabre themes: from spells to ruthless torture, from the pleasure of sex to the most perfidious revenge. Seven tracks of pure doom metal sound with mega-riff stoner doom intervals, accompanied by a rhythm section of powerful drums, intense bass, and super-fuzzy guitars. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]