Dark Descent Releases

Funerus - The Black Death 7

Funerus - The Black Death 7"' EP

Released 03/17/2015 | Death Metal | USA | DDR126EP

Funerus returns! Three new tracks, nearly 14 minutes, of desecrating death metal following-up 2011's acclaimed Reduced to Sludge album. Cover art by Chris Moyen.

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Holy Terror - Guardians of the Netherworld CD

Holy Terror - Guardians of the Netherworld CD

Released 02/03/2015 | Thrash Metal | USA | DDR125CD

Dark Descent Records is honored and privileged to announce our cooperation with legendary thrash kings HOLY TERROR! One of the most underrated bands from the late 80's, Holy Terror had a unique sound unlike any of their peers. Led by ex-AGENT STEEL's Kurt Kilfelt and his unconventional, complex and catchy guitar melodies, and Keith Deen's amazing and original vocal style, Holy Terror had forged their own innovative and distinct sound! Sadly Keith lost his battle with cancer in 2012 and we offer this release as tribute to him.

The CD features the band's amazing 1986 demo, carefully mastered from the original analog source as well as two complete, unreleased live soundboard recordings from the band's extensive touring days! Featuring cover artwork from Rick Araluce, who painted both covers for the band's 2 full length albums "Terror and Submission" and "Mind Wars" as well as their "El Revengo" compilation.

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ABSU - The Temples of Offal/Return of the Ancients CD

ABSU - The Temples of Offal/Return of the Ancients CD

Released 02/03/2015 | Death Metal | USA | DDR124CD

Dark Descent is honored to reissue ABSU's 1992 masterpiece "The Temples Of Offal" plus the cult "Return Of The Ancients" demo!

The booklet is designed in the spirit of the original EP layout with attention to detail - even down to the original typeface!

As a bonus, we have included the track "Abhorred Xul," composed when Absu was still called Azathoth, previously only available on the long out of print “Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L” 3-LP box set.

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Invincible Force - Satan Rebellion Metal CD/LP

Invincible Force - Satan Rebellion Metal CD/LP

Released 03/10/2015 | Death/Thrash Metal | Chile | DDR123CD/LP

A ripping and vile blend of thrash, death and Christ-hating black metal, Satan Rebellion Metal will leave a trail of broken and bloodied corpses in its wake. Highly recommended for fans of Slaughter Messiah, Force of Darkness, Possessed, Nifelheim and Desaster.

Cover art for Satan Rebellion Metal was created by Mark Riddick.

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Anguish - Mountain CD/LP

Anguish - Mountain CD/LP

Released 11/12/2014 | Doom Metal | Sweden | DDR122CD/LP

Anguish's brand new album, Mountain, sees the band expanding upon their oppressive brand of doom metal. Mountain, the follow-up of 2012's Through the Archdemon's Head, is stripped down from its predecessor, clocking in at 48 minutes (8 tracks) but injects more variation.

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Goreaphobia - Vile Beast of Abomination LP

Goreaphobia - Vile Beast of Abomination LP

Released 01/20/2015 | Death Metal | USA | DDR121LP

Legendary east coast death metal! This is the long-awaited vinyl version of the Goreaphobia compilation, originally released by Necroharmonic on CD in 2007. We have removed the live tracks from the compilation and the music has been mastered for vinyl at The War Room by John Litchko. New cover art by Drew Elliott.

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Ghoulgotha - The Deathmass Cloak CD

Ghoulgotha - The Deathmass Cloak CD

Released 01/13/2015 | Death Metal | USA | DDR120CD

The debut full-length from this San Diego-based death metal band. After a demo, EP and a split, Ghoulgotha emphatically announces their presence in the metal realm with their 53-minute debut full-length, The Deathmass Cloak. Produced by Damian Herring (Horrendous) at Subterranean Watchtower Studio, The Deathmass Cloak is a weird and winding death metal album destined to satisfy even the harshest critics. Cover art by Mattias Frisk (Vanhelgd).

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Horrendous - Ecdysis CD/LP/CS

Horrendous - Ecdysis CD/LP/CS

Released 10/14/2014 | Death Metal | USA | DDR119CD/LP/CS

Horrendous burst out of the gates in January 2012 and took the metal world by storm with their debut full-length, The Chills (Decibel Magazine top 40 of 2012). Their sophomore release, Ecdysis, sees the band expand upon their sound while upping the song writing and musicianship. Ten songs, 42 minutes.

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Imprecation/Blaspherian Split 7

Imprecation/Blaspherian Split 7"' EP

Released 08/20/2014 | Death Metal | USA | DDR118EP

Two legendary Texas cults clash on this brand new 7". One new track each, totaling over 10 minutes of blasphemous death metal. Two editions available, black vinyl or red/black splatter.

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Hazael - Thor CD

Hazael - Thor CD

Released 09/12/2014 | Death Metal | Poland | DDR117CD

The Crypt and Dark Descent Records are proud to announce our partnering with Poland's HAZAEL to unleash their mighty 1994 Album "THOR". We are honored to give this overlooked Death metal jewel new life.

Having been long out of print for years and fetching outrageous prices online, we are proud to offer this amazing piece of history once again. Features the original cover artwork, classic band photos and lyrics.

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Witchrist - The Grand Tormentor Tape

Witchrist - The Grand Tormentor Tape

Released 03/25/2015 | Black/Death/Doom Metal | New Zealand | DDR116CS

The image attached is not the tape cover art. We will add that soon. This is the pro tape version of Witchrist's 2012 full-length. Licensed from Osmose Productions, limited to 300 copies. Artwork by Alex Brown, printed on uncoated stock.

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Ritual Necromancy - Void Manifest MLP

Ritual Necromancy - Void Manifest MLP

Released 08/08/2014 | Death Metal | USA | DDR115LP

Three brand new assaults from Portland's resident cavemen, Ritual Necromancy. Void Manifest is a single-sided MLP clocking in at 18 minutes of bludgeoning death metal. All copies on black vinyl with a silk screen side B and upgraded jacket stock.

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Desolate Shrine - The Heart of the Netherworld CD/2LP

Desolate Shrine - The Heart of the Netherworld CD/2LP

Released 01/13/2015 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR114CD/LP

Desolate Shrine returns to kick off 2015 in grand fashion with their most focused work to date. Desolate Shrine brings their trademark oppressive sound to the table while incorporating subtle melody throughout. "The Heart of the Netherworld" is seven new tracks spanning 63 minutes. Stunning cover art once again by L.L. from Desolate Shrine.

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Unaussprechlichen Kulten - Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggurath CD

Unaussprechlichen Kulten - Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggurath CD

Released 07/28/2014 | Death Metal | Chile | DDR113CD

The third (first since 2008) album from Chilean's Unaussprechlichen Kulten. Nine tracks of destructive and forceful death metal with nods to bands like Immolation and Sadistic Intent.

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Auroch - Taman Shud LP

Auroch - Taman Shud LP

Released 08/11/2014 | Death Metal | Canada | DDR112LP

“Taman Shud” which is the follow-up to AUROCH’s impressive “From Forgotten Worlds” debut, hones this death metal trio’s skills to the point where they will be recognized as one of the most musically proficient bands in death metal today (“Taman Shud” was recorded pretty much all live, no click tracks, digital editing or any of that studio trickery nonsense was used during the album’s recording session at Rain Room Studios in Vancouver, BC), all while upholding the dark brooding atmosphere that is essential to real death metal.

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Thevetat - Desecration of Divine Presence 7

Thevetat - Desecration of Divine Presence 7"' EP

Released 07/10/2015 | Death Metal | USA | DDR111EP

The follow-up to 2012's EP, Disease to Divide. "Desecration of the Divine Presence" includes a new version of Nihilistic Doctrine as well as a brand new ripper titled "Attrition by the Coffin."

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Morgue - Eroded Thoughts + Demos CD

Morgue - Eroded Thoughts + Demos CD

Released 08/04/2014 | Death Metal | USA | DDR110CD

Morgue's 1993 classic and one of the most underrated death metal gems "Eroded Thoughts" compiled, with their "Random Decay" and "Severe Psychopathology" demos. Having been label mates with the mighty MORBID SAINT, we feel this criminally overlooked album is easily one of the best death metal offerings to come from the USA. Sick, twisted, technical and brutal. Reminiscent of, yet still very unique and easily contending with such masters as Pestilence, Gorguts, or Cianide, we are honored to give this overlooked jewel new life compiled with the band's demos making this the COMPLETE Morgue collection.

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Sempiternal Dusk - Sempiternal Dusk CD/LP

Sempiternal Dusk - Sempiternal Dusk CD/LP

Released 09/30/2014 | Death Metal | USA | DDR109CD/LP

Highly-awaited debut full-length from this Portland-based death metal band. After their demo assault on our eardrums with their 2012 attack, Sempiternal Dusk makes their presence known on five track, forty-seven minute affair. If you like doom in your death metal, Sempiternal Dusk will be most pleasing to your taste.

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Phobocosm - Deprived CD/LP

Phobocosm - Deprived CD/LP

Released 09/24/2014 | Death Metal | Death Metal | DDR108CD/LP

The long-awaited debut full-length from Montreal's Phobocosm is upon us. Several years in the making, "Deprived" is a suffocating and beastly dark death metal album with injections of doom, black and ambient elements throughout. Eight songs, 47 minutes.

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Maveth/Embrace of Thorns - A Plague Through the Heavens CD/LP

Maveth/Embrace of Thorns - A Plague Through the Heavens CD/LP

Released 08/20/2014 | Death Metal | Finland/Greece | DDR107CD/LP

Eight new tracks (four from each band) totaling over 37 minutes. The dizzying style of Maveth confronts the bludgeoning style of Embrace of Thorns to bring you what will be one of the best split albums of 2014. Artwork by the ever reliable Daniel Desecrator.

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ZOM - Flesh Assimilation CD/LP

ZOM - Flesh Assimilation CD/LP

Released 11/24/2014 | Black/Death Metal | Ireland | DDR106CD/LP

The debut album of pulverizing black/death metal from Ireland's ZOM. Thirty-two minutes of head-splitting hymns spread across eight tracks.

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Emptiness - Nothing But the Whole CD/LP/CS

Emptiness - Nothing But the Whole CD/LP/CS

Released 05/27/2014 | Black/Death Metal | Belgium | DDR105CD/LP/CS

Since 1998, Belgian death squad Emptiness has show its ability to write surprising material with diversity and set a real identity, pushing boundaries far beyond traditional black/death metal music. Through their powerful sounds and visuals, they express a dark, original view on an empty, valueless world. When Phorgath and Olve aren't busy touring with their other band Enthroned, the band convenes in their own recording studio, Blackout, which serves as a bursting energy lowland where the members can gather and take the time to shape their sound even closer to their aesthetics and intention.

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Binah - A Triad of Plagues 7

Binah - A Triad of Plagues 7"' EP

Released 05/09/2014 | Death Metal | United Kingdom | DDR104EP

rand new three song, twelve minute EP from the UK death metal band, Binah. Following 2012's "Hallucinating in Resurrecture (Dark Descent/Me Saco Un Ojo), Binah delivers in the band's second release. "A Triad of Plagues" is available in black vinyl the more limited purple vinyl version.

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Dire Omen - Wresting the Revelation of Futility CD

Dire Omen - Wresting the Revelation of Futility CD

Released 11/13/2014 | Death/Black Metal | Canada | DDR103CD

Debut full-length from Edmonton's Dire Omen. Formed in 2008, Dire Omen's vessel is dark black/death metal. Ten tracks. Housed in a upgraded stock digi jacket with a poster fold out which includes lyrics.

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Kever - Eon of Cycling Death MCD

Kever - Eon of Cycling Death MCD

Released 03/03/2014 | Death Metal | Israel | DDR102CD

Superb new death metal from Israel featuring members/former members of Sonne Adam. Four tracks of early 90s Floridian style death metal with artwork by Raul Gonzalez.

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Gravehill - Death Curse CD/LP

Gravehill - Death Curse CD/LP

Released 04/01/2014 | Death Metal | USA | DDR101CD/LP

Death Curse features over 35 minutes of powerful death metal in the old-school vein and includes guest appearances from some of the biggest legends of death metal. Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler of Autopsy and Kam Lee (Massacre, Death and Bone Gnawer) all made contributions to what threatens to be one of 2014's most skin-grating albums. Death Curse features artwork by Christopher Moyen (Incantation, Blasphemy and more).

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Swallowed - Lunarterial CD

Swallowed - Lunarterial CD

Released 10/27/2014 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR100CD

Long-awaited debut full-length from Finland's Swallowed. Bleak and harrowing, Lunarterial shows Swallowed at their tightest and most disturbing. Six tracks, fifty-four minutes.

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Thantifaxath - Sacred White Noise CD/LP

Thantifaxath - Sacred White Noise CD/LP

Released 04/15/2014 | Black Metal | Canada | DDR099CD/LP

The highly anticipated full-length debut from Canadian black metal trio, Thantifaxath. Thantifaxath expands their twisted landscape on "Sacred White Noise," the follow-up to their acclaimed 2011 self-titled EP.

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Backyard Mortuary - Lure of the Occult CD

Backyard Mortuary - Lure of the Occult CD

Released 11/20/2013 | Death Metal | Australia | DDR098CD

Formed in 2002 (two prior demo releases in 2002 and 2005), Australia's Backyard Mortuary stepped up in 2012 and released this foul platter of death metal. Through their own efforts, they were able to spread the plague of their disgusting music. Now "Lure of the Occult" sees an official release through Dark Descent Records to spread the plague further! "Lure of the Occult" is 43 minutes of death metal done the traditional way...with great riffs, putrid vocals and just the right amount of atmosphere which will have you wondering why it took this band 10 years to puke out this amazing full-length. Get it now!

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Lie in Ruins - Towards Divine Death CD/2LP

Lie in Ruins - Towards Divine Death CD/2LP

Released 02/04/2014 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR097CD/LP

The anticipated follow-up to 2009's "Swallowed by the Void" (released on Spinefarm Records). Finland's Lie in Ruins make no missteps in delivering a 70 minute opus of pure death metal. Spanning 10 tracks, "Towards the Divine Death," displays a much more mature band and vision. While you will hear typical Lie in Ruins moments on this album, make no mistake, this is a nastier and grittier album that will leave you hoping the band doesn't go five more years before assaulting us with another album. Hail supreme Finnish death! Hail the divine death!

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Corpsessed - Abysmal Thresholds CD/LP

Corpsessed - Abysmal Thresholds CD/LP

Released 02/04/2014 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR096CD/LP

After terrorizing your ear drums with 2011's "The Dagger and the Chalice" and 2012's self-titled 7", Finland's Corpsessed are poised to thoroughly decimate what's left of your auditory senses.

The band's debut full-length, "Abysmal Thresholds" is over 47 minutes (10 tracks) of death metal the way you've come to expect from this hard-hitting Finnish band. No fluff, no hyperbole...this is destined to be one of the best albums of 2014, without a doubt.

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Begrime Exemious - Primeval Satellite MLP

Begrime Exemious - Primeval Satellite MLP

Released 09/16/2014 | Black/Death Metal | Canada | DDR095LP

Twenty-eight minute MLP from Canada's grimiest, Begrime Exemious. Six songs including a cover of Nuclear Assault's "Nuclear War." Limited to 250 copies all on black vinyl.

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Lvcifyre - Sun Eater CD/LP/CS

Lvcifyre - Sun Eater CD/LP/CS

Released 01/14/2014 | Death Metal | United Kingdom | DDR094CD/LP/CS

After releasing their debut album, "The Calling Depths," in 2011, Lvcifyre set out on a path of darkness and returned with the brilliant new album, "SVN EATER." Based out of the United Kingdom, "SVN EATER" spans nine tracks clocking in at almost 50 minutes and will no doubt be one of the best, if not the best, releases of 2014. HDHM!

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Oblong Box - 2011 Demo Tape

Oblong Box - 2011 Demo Tape

Released 01/24/2014 | Heavy Metal | USA | DDR093CS

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Crypt Sermon - Demo MMXIII Demo Tape

Crypt Sermon - Demo MMXIII Demo Tape

Released 01/24/2014 | Doom Metal | USA | DDR092CS

Traditional US doom metal (Philadelphia) with clean vocals. Founded on the principles of unwavering epic doom metal, Crypt Sermon exists as vehicle to drive out the current trends. Features members of TrenchRot, Infiltrator and more. Nearly 17 minutes.

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Undergang - Søm til din ligkiste 7

Undergang - Søm til din ligkiste 7"' EP

Released 09/03/2013 | Death Metal | Denmark | DDR091EP

Few torturous tools do inflict as much damage, tearing tissue and flesh so generously and even breaking bones accurately, like the slits and incisions of of a double edge sharpened blade. Just in case that the weapon is rusty and roughly jagged because of a heavy and continuous use in the field of misdeeds, the crime scene will offer a baroque shoot. The develop of the images from film to photographic paper will show the emphasised contrast between black and white tones, being the darkest of them all the predominant ones replacing the red of blood violently splashed all around. From thick unclean strokes to diffuse sprayed minuscule drops, topped and daubed with splinters of skin, guts and chopped vital organs. Undoubtedly a coordinated action among the chaotic collaboration of two forms of killing: the immediate and straight attack of a two and half minutes of frenziness in the tradition of the main suspect (tentatively known among the criminalistic circles, as the Undergang on its most primitive and rude style) and the expanded recreational barbarity, of a more uncommon (yet not unknown at all) usual modus operandi, with dedicated and painstaking length and variety, as the opposite smeared dripping edge of the blade, as the reverse side of the same coin: slightly different, but bound to the fondness for the art of murdering and the fatal destiny of them, defenceless victims.

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Anguish/Below Split 7

Anguish/Below Split 7"' EP

Released 11/05/2013 | Doom Metal | Sweden | DDR090EP

Brand new two-song split from fellow Swedish doomsters, Anguish and Below. Many of you know Anguish from their tremendous debut on Dark Descent from 2012, "Through the Archdemon's Head." They return with their bleak and harrowing style of doom metal on this split with a brand new six and a half minute track.

Below are newcomers and this is their debut release. They also crank out a track over six and a half minutes but their style is more epic with soaring clean vocals over killer traditional doom riffs. Below is signed to Metal Blade Records for their debut album to be released in 2014.

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Fulmination - Humanity's Dirge 2CD

Fulmination - Humanity's Dirge 2CD

Released 08/27/2013 | Death Metal | Sweden | DDR089CD

After 4 long years and countless delays, we are finally ready to unleash the long awaited compilation from Sweden's FULMINATION! Featuring Mats Forsell (ex-UNCANNY) and Johan Jansson (Interment, Regurgitate, Uncanny, ex-Centinex), this amazing piece of history contains the band's entire discography, including all three of their demos as well as their unreleased 1994 full length album "Fading Illusions".

This double disc compilation features a 12 page booklet with brand new artwork from Putrid. Liner notes, band photos and scans are included in this tasteful throwback layout.

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Temple Nightside - Condemnation CD/LP

Temple Nightside - Condemnation CD/LP

Released 09/06/2013 | Black/Death Metal | Australia | DDR088CD/LP

Hailing from the currently untouchable Australian black metal scene, the mysterious TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE remain rooted in the blackest arts whilst performing the ancient Metal of Death, self-described as "Ritualistic Death Metal Necromancy." And indeed, that's precisely what the Oz duo offer up on their highly anticipated debut album, Condemnation. Churning, gnawing, throbbing, Condemnation is blackened DEATH-fucking-METAL with its soul ripped asunder. Each strike upon stretched animal skin and amplified barbed wire, each slice of atmosphere forever descending, each cacophonous bellow from depths unknown - all are in service to infernal forces beyond human comprehension. TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE give you the keys to your Condemnation.

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Unaussprechlichen  Kulten - People of the Monolith CD

Unaussprechlichen Kulten - People of the Monolith CD

Released 06/13/2013 | Death Metal | Chile | DDR087CD

Originally released in 2008 by cult Chilean label, Proselytism, Unaussprechlichen Kulten's sophomore full-length, "People of the Monolith," is pure death metal from South America. Released in special packaging by the original label, many copies of this brutal album stayed in the hands of Chilean maniacs. This version comes as a standard jewel case but still includes the Sadistic Intent cover from the original version. Nine tracks and nearly 28 minutes of uncompromising death metal from Chile!

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San La Muerte - Lipreading the Dead MCD

San La Muerte - Lipreading the Dead MCD

Released 08/12/2013 | Death Metal | Australia | DDR086CD

Brand new mini album from one of Australia's newest masters of decay. "Lipreading the Dead" is a six song, 19 minute ride through the filth ridden minds of San La Muerte.

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Mitochondrion - Antinumerology 7

Mitochondrion - Antinumerology 7"' EP

Released 09/03/2013 | Death Metal | Canada | DDR085EP

Mitochondrion strikes back with their first release since 2011's full-length, Parasignosis. Two tracks, each clocking in at over six minutes. Mitochondrion's twisted death metal is on full display in this brand new EP. Cover art by the extremely talented, Richard Friend. (Loss, Father Befouled). This is the black vinyl version. Comes with a glue pocket, insert, black inner sleeves and black reverse board printing.

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Craven Idol - Towards Eschaton CD/LP

Craven Idol - Towards Eschaton CD/LP

Released 10/15/2013 | Black/Thrash Metal | United Kingdom | DDR084CD/LP

Exploring the depths of the subterranean caverns in which they dwell, CRAVEN IDOL have reached beyond their blackened thrash roots by incorporating elements of doom, traditional heavy metal and classic death. The result is eight incantations of extreme metal as it was known in the days before the subgenre pigeonholing and trend-fucking allegiance to scenes.

Towards Eschaton, which features artwork by Paolo Girardi, represents the culmination of CRAVEN IDOL's dark visions to date. A coalescing of the band's new and older material results in a mercurial assault, but one whose constituent parts each read from the same bloodied hymn sheet. Thematically the album deals primarily with the rotten fabric of religion and the depraved notions birthed upon its gilded altars. Musically the record owes fealty to the maligned era in which black and death metal juddered into unlife, born dead in cemeteries haunted by relentless riffs and the screams of the hellbound. The beasts of Bathory, Possessed, Venom, Absu, Candlemass, Sarcofago, Belial, Manilla Road, Gospel Of The Horns, Mercyful Fate, Hobbs Angel Of Death, Inquisition, Samael and Autopsy have all left their mark on Towards Eschaton.

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Darkified - Cthulhu Riseth - The Complete Works of Darkified CS

Darkified - Cthulhu Riseth - The Complete Works of Darkified CS

Released 07/23/2013 | Death/Black Metal | Sweden | DDR083CS

The complete works of Swedish underground heathens, Darkified. Darkified featured members of bands such as Edge of Sanity, Pan.Thy.Monium, Marduk and more. Despite being short-lived (1991-1992), Darkified left a lasting impression on the death metal scene with their harrowing and sinister style. Only 250 copies of the pro-printed, pro-duplicated smoke color tapes made. Get yours now before they "Sleep Forever."

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Imprecation - Satanae Tenebris Infinita CD/LP

Imprecation - Satanae Tenebris Infinita CD/LP

Released 05/28/2013 | Death Metal | USA | DDR082CD/LP

Hailing from Texas, Imprecation have been firmly entrenched in death metal's underground since their inception in 1991. The early 90s saw the band release a couple of acclaimed demos and an EP (Drowned Records) followed by a compilation of material in 1995 titled "Theurgia Goetia Summa" on Repulse Records (later reissued several times). Not long after this essential death metal compilation, the band went on hiatus until its resurrection in 2009. Cited as highly influential by many death metal bands today, Imprecation's long-awaited debut full-length, "Satanae Tenebris Infinita" is Imprecation in top form. "Satanae Tenebris Infinita" is definitely not a departure from Imprecation's earlier style but a continuation of the destiny that was interrupted due to the band's break back in 1998.

"Satanae Tenebris Infinita" is 40 minutes of pure, unadulterated death metal the way it was meant to be played complete with cover art from long-time ally, Mr. Chris Moyen. This is one not to be missed.

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Lantern - Below CD/LP/CS

Lantern - Below CD/LP/CS

Released 05/28/2013 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR081CD/LP/CS

After letting the dust of their acknowledged 2011 EP settle, Finland's LANTERN have returned to deliver a new, far more epic slab of dark and atmospheric death metal performed in the ancient vein. LANTERN's debut album "Below" is a relentless plunge into the unfathomable darkness these compositions are born of, presented in the band's unique style of carefully crafted yet filthy and morbid metal. Compiling seven strongly distinct macabre tales and covering thirty-eight minutes, "Below" is a definitive statement of a band in top form and demonstrates that death's not dead.

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Vorum - Poisoned Void CD

Vorum - Poisoned Void CD

Released 01/13/2013 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR080CD

Vorum springs from the poisoned waters around the scattered shores surrounded by the Baltic Sea. Chained to the depths since its foundation in 2006, the treacherous currents of the deep has drenched desolate banks with black disease.

In 2009 Grim Death Awaits was released and followed in 2010 by a split effort with Vasaeleth entitled Profane Limbs of Ruinous Death. As the unruly storms now escalate and its victims appear from the shroud of a three-year mist, 2013 unfolds the POISONED VOID. DRINK THE VENOM OF THE HUNGRY SEA.

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Megatomb - Louder than a Thousand Bombs CD

Megatomb - Louder than a Thousand Bombs CD

Released 02/13/2013 | Death/Black Metal | Sweden | DDR079CD

Blackened is the ostentation of death metal the vilest way. Anointed are the oils of harrowing tones anarchically slipped on the dantesque palette of insanity, extracted and merged from blood clots and disintegrated humans remains. But what Megatomb do achieve, is not an orgy of gore but a hasty act of uncontrolled debauchery translated on the mother of all known and future slaughters. And so materialize the evocations that come throughout the length of decades of former horrors: neat Metal with capital letters, unpredictable yet smooth and lethal on its result, with countless casualties. An achievement of mass destruction and global demise, inflicted with due fury after being under and exposed to the pernicious influence of the distorted Stockholm riffing meets the bullets and spikes fuck off violation of Nifelheim on hard drugs. Feel the barrel touching the sweat of your skin, taste its gelid iron touch invading you mouth and wait for the lead to put an end to your most precious treasure: your own life which is close to cease forever.

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Maveth - Coils of the Black Earth CD/2LP

Maveth - Coils of the Black Earth CD/2LP

Released 12/15/2012 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR078CD/LP

Formed in 2007, Finland's Maveth finally break through with their debut full-length. Showing their strength through live shows and their two releases (2010's EP "Of Serpent and Shadow" and 2011's demo "Impious Servant"), Maveth gave us a glimpse of their suffocating and brutal style. Now Maveth is here to fully showcase their brand of utter domination in the form of "Coils of the Black Earth." Almost one hour in length, "Coils..." is a haunting release both sonically and aesthetically featuring artwork by the infamous Daniel Desecrator. Prepare for annihilation.

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Vassafor - Elegy of the Archeonaut CD/2LP

Vassafor - Elegy of the Archeonaut CD/2LP

Released 10/30/2012 | Black Metal | New Zealand | DDR077CD/LP

Vassafor was vomited forth from the Southern Abyss in the mid 90s, excreting musical venom within a framework of dark, epic Black Metal.

Elegy of the Archeonaut is a selected look at the history of Vassafor, combining tracks from previous releases alongside unreleased rehearsal and studio recordings.

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Paroxsihzem - Paroxsihzem CD

Paroxsihzem - Paroxsihzem CD

Released 11/13/2012 | Death Metal | Canada | DDR076CD

Formed in 2007, Paroxsihzem puts forth a harsh, dark, demented, and atmospheric form of Black/Death metal. Their debut CD offers production that gives a very suffocating and nauseating feeling to their music which is only appropriate for the type of themes and inspiration used. There is no specific area of interest as history,philosophy, psychology and suicide are all touched upon as inspirational elements. The relation between all these is to reach the darkest, non-fictional embodiment of humanity, no spiritual, fictional or delusional inspirations used, only tangible events that convey a much more brutal and contorted view of humanity allowing for a closer association to the reality of existence. Each song in and of itself is unique, ranging from doomy and atmospheric, to chaotic and hateful, this is to help convey the insanity within humanity by utilizing a variety of powerful elements within the music.

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Pentacle/Eternal Solstice - Double 7

Pentacle/Eternal Solstice - Double 7" Split EP

Released 03/19/2013 | Death Metal | Netherlands | DDR075EP

Two ancient Dutch death metal bands combine forces to deliver four brand new tracks, including Pentacle's first new material since 2005. Each band is featured on its own separate 7" housed in a matte finish 7" gatefold jacket with insert. Artwork and layout by the renowned Dutch artist Manuel Tinnemans.

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Anatomia/Living Decay split 7

Anatomia/Living Decay split 7"' EP

Released 09/03/2013 | Death Metal | Japan/USA | DDR074EP

Japan's death/doom freaks, Anatomia, team up with Georgia's (US) young death metal sensations, Living Decay, to bring you two new tracks (one from each band) clocking in around six and a half minutes (13 minutes total). Two editions: black vinyl with a black/white glue pocket and insert and the limited neon color vinyl with a neon color glue pocket.

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Krypts - Unending Degradation CD

Krypts - Unending Degradation CD

Released 02/19/2013 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR073CD

Festering in the underground since their inception in 2008, Helsinki-based Krypts are prepared to set free their debut full-length. While the trademark Krypts' sounds from the 2009 demo and 2011 EP are there (lumbering low-end, bone-crunching riffs and toxic vocals), "Unending Degradation" showcases a band which has honed their craft and is ready to deliver one of 2013's must-have death metal releases. Open the Crypt and enter...

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Abhoth -  The Tide + Demos CD

Abhoth - The Tide + Demos CD

Released 09/07/2012 | Death Metal | Sweden | DDR072CD

Abhoth were one of the first death metal bands in Sweden and formed in the town of Västerås in 1988 under the name Morbid Salvation Army. The original line-up included vocalist Joakim Bröms who left in 1990 to join Afflicted (ex-Afflicted Convulsion).

This CD discography features The Matter of Splatter - Demo 1989, Forever to be Vanished There In - Demo 1991, The Tide - EP 1992, Divine Orphan - Demo 1994 and unreleased demo / rehearsal tracks from 1990-91.

The CD is adorned with "The Tide" cover illustration by Paw Nielsen, rare band photos, cult interviews and new extensive liner notes by Jonas Stålhammar and Jörgen Kristensen.

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Desolate Shrine - The Sanctum of Human Darkness CD/2LP

Desolate Shrine - The Sanctum of Human Darkness CD/2LP

Released 12/15/2012 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR071CD/LP

Over a year and a half after decimating ear drums with the sounds from their debut album "Tenebrous Towers," Desolate Shrine returns with their highly anticipated and very dark sophomore release. "The Sanctum of Human Darkness" is nearly 55 minutes of dark, misanthropic death metal which is a reminder why Finland remains home to some of the nastiest death metal today. Aesthetics once again handled by the band's own L.L..

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Thevetat - Disease to Divide MCD

Thevetat - Disease to Divide MCD

Released 09/07/2012 | Death Metal | USA | DDR070CD

NY classic death metal band make their first offering. Deep in the mind since 2004, it wasn't until 2011 the beast that is Thevetat took its proper shape. Total filthy death metal is spewed forth in this three song demo. Crushing riffs, gutteral vocals, and relentless blasting open the gates of hell. Featuring members of Ceremonium, Hemlock and Cerebral Haemorrage, Thevetat bring unholy power to the abyssic domain of corruption with an emphasis on strong songwriting and occult themes.

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Binah - Hallucinating in Resurrecture CD

Binah - Hallucinating in Resurrecture CD

Released 07/24/2012 | Death Metal | United Kingdom | DDR069CD

Despite none of the band's members being newcomers to underground Metal, the entity that is Binah has spawned what's certain to be remembered as one of this year's weightiest and hungriest-sounding full-length recordings. Spanning ten tracks of morbid-sounding death, "Hallucinating in Resurrecture" captures the UK trio's concoction of obscure and primordial sounds; one that makes no secret of their Finnish, Dutch and Swedish (even some U.S. via Autopsy and Morbid Angel) prime inspirations yet oozes a dense ambiance that's distinctly their own. Whether exploring fast and serpentine sections or sparser and more reflective passages; this beast remains unrestrained in its intensity. Focusing on its song-craft and otherworldly in its vibes; familiar yet eerie, "Hallucinating..." is pure death.

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Wodensthrone - Curse 2LP

Wodensthrone - Curse 2LP

Released 10/15/2012 | Black Metal | United Kingdom | DDR0068LP

The tremendous follow-up to 2009's debut "Loss," "Curse" sees UK's Wodensthrone leap forward in terms of songwriting and sound. Epic and thoughtful black metal clocking in at over 65 minutes of run time. Licensed from Candlelight. Matte finish gatefold jacket on double 180 gram vinyl. Cover art by Timo Ketola.

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Gorephilia - Embodiment of Death CD

Gorephilia - Embodiment of Death CD

Released 07/24/2012 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR067CD

The debut full-length from Finns Gorephilia. Thirty-six minutes of bulldozing death metal.

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Morgion - God of Death & Disease CD

Morgion - God of Death & Disease CD

Released 07/27/2012 | Death/Doom Metal | USA | DDR066CD

Before releasing three epic doom/death albums in the mid 90s into the early 2000s, Morgion was ugly. Ugly as in nasty, sweltering death metal. Before finally breaking through with their 1997 full-length debut, "Among the Majestic Ruin", Morgion recorded two demos and an EP. These three recordings represent Morgion's early pure death metal roots. 1991's "Rabid Decay" demo, 1992's "Live Rehearsal" demo and 1993's "Travesty" EP. In all, over one hour of some of the darkest and nastiest recordings of the early 90's death metal scene finally compiled and wrapped in cover art by Mark Riddick. Carefully remastered by Ryan Butler of Arcane Digital.

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NME - Unholy Death/Machine of War 2CD

NME - Unholy Death/Machine of War 2CD

Released 05/10/2012 | Black/Speed Metal | USA | DDR065CD

This true obscure gem from 1986 of black death thrash needs no introduction! Forget the lame BOOTLEG pic LP or spending up to $100+ on ebay for the original LP! Skip the lazy bootleg CD floating around. This is the same recording as the Dutch East LP recording and far superior to the Moribund CD issue.

Dark Descent Records is proud to present the OFFICIAL double compact disc re-issue of N.M.E's cult album "Unholy Death" + "Machine of War" demo as an amazing 2 disc set. Complete with original 1985/1986 recordings, carefully and painstakingly remastered without compromising the original sound dynamics. Also included will be over an hour's worth of unreleased rehearsal tracks, outtakes and never before heard N.M.E. songs dating back to 1985. Additionally, there are five live tracks from 1985 that are exclusive to this CD release. In all, this double compact disc issue which comes with a 12-page booklet, contains 35 tracks!

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Diocletian/Weregoat split CD

Diocletian/Weregoat split CD

Released 10/30/2012 | Death Metal | New Zealand/USA | DDR064CD

Six bludgeoning tracks (three from each band) from two of the most vicious bands active. Diocletian and Weregoat pummel listeners with 28 minutes of auditory rape. Mastered by V.K., artwork by Daniel Desecrator.

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Diocletian - War of All Against All tape

Diocletian - War of All Against All tape

Released 07/22/2013 | Death Metal | New Zealand | DDR063CS

The follow up to 'Doom Cult' sees DIOCLETIAN ramp up the violence, brutality and outright intensity. WOAAA will surely satiate those rabid wolves hungry for bestial and unrelenting, barbaric Death Metal!

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Father Befouled - Revulsion of Seraphic Grace CD/LP

Father Befouled - Revulsion of Seraphic Grace CD/LP

Released 06/30/2012 | Death Metal | USA | DDR062CD/LP

The death metal congregation returns with their devastating third album. Seven suffocating, sepulchral hymns glorifying the fall of man and the blasphemy of the holy word.

Blasphemous cover art summoned forth by Richard Friend.

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Cianide - A Descent Into Hell CD

Cianide - A Descent Into Hell CD

Released 04/16/2012 | Death Metal | USA | DDR061CD

Rising from the depths of "The Windy City"; Chicago's finest death/doom threesome Cianide delivered its first death blow to the underground in 1992. After some initial praise from 1992's "Dying Truth," Cianide assaulted eardrums with what many consider their finest hour, "A Descent Into Hell."

Pure, unadulterated death metal and almost 20 years after its initial issue; 1994's "A Descent Into Hell" is finally available on CD once again. Almost 80 minutes (includes 1993's "Kills" demo and two unreleased tracks) of true death metal that Cianide has been delivering for almost a quarter of a century.

Don't miss your chance to grab this essential piece of U.S. death metal complete with original artwork.

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Corpsessed - Corpsessed 7

Corpsessed - Corpsessed 7" EP

Released 06/07/2012 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR060EP

After pummeling listeners with 2011's "The Dagger and the Chalice," Finland's Corpsessed is back with two more tracks to totally annihilate with their weighty brand of death metal. Two versions available: black vinyl and red/black marble vinyl. Cover art by Danille Gauvin.

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Weregoat - Unholy Exaltation of Fullmoon Perversity CD

Weregoat - Unholy Exaltation of Fullmoon Perversity CD

Released 02/24/2012 | Death Metal | USA | DDR059CD

Debut attack from this Portland-based trio. Raw and slathered in filthy reverb; Weregoat is not a cookie cutter "goat band" trying to get by on heaviness alone. Catchy riffs, cavernous vocals fill out this dirty and raw recording that will leave you wanting more after this 24 1/2 minutes is over. Cover art by Putrid and mastered by VK.

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Reliquary - Nothingness Victory demo tape

Reliquary - Nothingness Victory demo tape

Released 09/07/2012 | Funeral Doom | Canada | DDR058CS

Canada is known for its bleak winters and harsh extreme scene. Reliquary, the newest offering from Canada, does not break the mold set forth by their extreme predecessors and channels the country's winter doldrums into some of the bleakest music yet. "Nothingness Victory" is a 13 minute slab of depressive funeral doom unlike any previous release on Dark Descent Records. As with other Dark Descent tape releases, this is pro-printed and pro-pressed. Limited to only 250 copies.

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Eternal Solstice - The Wish is Father to the Thought LP

Eternal Solstice - The Wish is Father to the Thought LP

Released 04/30/2012 | Death Metal | Netherlands | DDR057LP

Raging Dutch death metal; often overlooked and severely underrated. Originally released on CD only in 1994; "The Wish is Father to the Thought" represented these Dutch maniac's debut full-length in visceral fashion.

Now for the first time, "The Wish..." is available on limited edition vinyl through Dark Descent Records. With a running time of just around 40 minutes, Eternal Solstice's brutal style of death metal is finally given the treatment it deserves.

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Anhedonist - Netherwards CD

Anhedonist - Netherwards CD

Released 04/10/2012 | Death/Doom Metal | U.S.A. | DDR056CD

Gripping, mesmerizing and flat-out massive; Seattle, Washington based Doom/Death Metal band Anhedonist's 2012 debut full-length Netherwards is an aural masterpiece. Spanning over 40 minutes spaced out across four songs, Anhedonist have created a mournful album which is sure to please even the harshest of critics. Their 2010 demo "The Drear" only touched on the capabilities of this band combining harrowing melodies, monolithic riffs and scathing vocals to create an extremely memorable and complete debut sure to leave definable marks on the listener's psyche.

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Timeghoul - 1992-1994 Discography CD

Timeghoul - 1992-1994 Discography CD

Released 02/02/2012 | Death Metal | U.S.A. | DDR055CD

For the first time ever on CD Dark Descent Records proudly presents the complete discography from the legendary Science Fiction / Fantasy Death Metal TIMEGHOUL (USA). Born in the Midwest United States in 1987, Doom’s Lyre remained relatively quiet, recording no material before changing their name. In 1991, Doom’s Lyre, now renamed Timeghoul, set out by releasing two demos; 1992’s Tumultuous Travelings and 1994’s Panaramic Twilight. Largely ignored and mostly forgotten, these recordings did not receive the recognition they deserved until years later. Timeghoul’s eclectic and complex style of US death metal started to gain momentum within the underground as overlooked and classic material. Prepare for one of the most unique and complex death metal offerings the early 90's had to offer.

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Anguish - Through the Archdemon's Head CD/LP

Anguish - Through the Archdemon's Head CD/LP

Released 02/15/2012 | Doom Metal | Sweden | DDR054CD/LP

Born in 2007; Sweden's Anguish have been lying in the shadows preparing for their first deathly blow. A follow-up to their 2010 demo "Dawn of Doom," "Through the Archdemon's Head" is a 56-minute monolithic masterpiece that may leave some questioning the fact that this is their first full-length recording. Riff after crushing riff combine with tortured vocals to bring you what surely will be one of doom metal's finest releases of 2012.

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Abyss - The Reins of Horror demo tape

Abyss - The Reins of Horror demo tape

Released 09/07/2012 | Death Metal | Canada | DDR053CS

Another stellar death metal offering from Canada. Abyss pummels the listener with nine tracks of uptempo death metal with just the right amount of punkish-edge that will leave you wanting more. Keep an eye out for Abyss and they will surely be a force in years to come. Features David from Rammer/Slaughter Strike on vocals. Pro-pressed, pro-printed and limited to 250 copies.

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Emptiness - Error CD

Emptiness - Error CD

Released 05/22/2012 | Death Metal | Belgium | DDR052CD

Brooding and venomous, progressive and blackened, Emptiness' "Error" is a journey into descending madness. Forward-thinking black-doom insanity wrapped in a groove-laden burl of off-kilter rhythms and disharmonic melody collide with a poisonous tongue; Phorgath's agonizing spoken rasp claws at the mind and fuels the nightmare within. Embrace sorrowed oblivion.

Eight new tracks of killer death/black noise. This is the third full-length from this Belgian group featuring members of Enthroned. The layout features a four-panel digipak on upgraded matte finish card stock with an eight page booklet. Layout by Blackout Multimedia, Brussels.

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Uncanny - The Path of Flesh 7″ EP

Uncanny - The Path of Flesh 7″ EP

Released 04/19/2012 | Death Metal | Sweden | DDR051EP

ormed in 1990, Sweden’s Uncanny was an early progenitor of the Swedish death metal scene. After a couple demos, a split and an oft-overlooked full-length in 1994, Uncanny faced an untimely and unfortunate demise.

Eighteen years after their lone debut, “Splenium for Nyktophobia,” Uncanny returns with two brand new tracks featured on this 7”. This is not a reformation without merit. “Creation’s Tomb” and “The Path of Flesh” are authentic slabs of death metal done the old way.

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Horrendous - The Chills CD/LP

Horrendous - The Chills CD/LP

Released 01/02/2012 | Death Metal | U.S.A. | DDR050CD/LP

Horrendous' debut full-length titled "The Chills" is a full-on assault of the aural senses. Horrendous mixes HM-2 sound with unique melody and solos creating memorable and terrific song-writing . This is no "retro" band but a band that has clearly created a nine-song death metal masterpiece which ends with the epic nine-minute closer "The Eye of Madness." Do not mistake this band for a clone of Entombed, Autopsy or Incantation. Doing this would be a great disservice to a masterful album and you would obviously miss out on what will be one of 2012's best death metal albums, hands down.

Vinyl version released April 25, 2012

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Mortuary Drape - Secret Sudaria CD

Mortuary Drape - Secret Sudaria CD

Released 11/15/2011 | Black Metal | Italy | DDR049CD

Considered by many as Mortuary Drape's finest hour, 1997's "Secret Sudaria" is available once more in this jewel case edition featuring a 12-page full-color booklet.

This edition features the same 11 songs from the late 2009 digipak reissue as well as the bonus live edition of "Beyond the Veil."

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Ritual Necromancy - Oath of the Abyss CD

Ritual Necromancy - Oath of the Abyss CD

Released 11/15/2011 | Death Metal | U.S.A. | DDR048CD

Following a vicious four-track demo; Portland's Ritual Necromancy began the ground-work for their full-length, the soon-to-be titled "Oath of the Abyss.” Early on it was quite evident that Ritual Necromancy wasn’t the type of band that was going to lift the spirits of the listener with easy going music. The eerie cover art for “Oath of the Abyss,” created by Josh McAlear, is an early indication of the type of punishing treat the recipient shall receive. With no compromise, “Oath of the Abyss” is a murky and sinister debut that delivers exhausting and suffocating death metal in spades. Eight tracks; thirty-eight minutes – “Oath of the Abyss” is a reminder that beneath metal’s crusty exterior lies hidden gems that still can be uncovered if a listener is willing to look hard enough.

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Necrophile - Mementos in the Misting Woods CD

Necrophile - Mementos in the Misting Woods CD

Released 11/27/2011 | Death Metal | Japan | DDR047CD

Formed in 1987, Necrophile released two demos (in 1988 and 1989), a single-EP, “Dissociated Modernity” (in 1991) and a split with Singapore’s Black/Death metal band Abhorer (in 1991). Necrophile also appeared on the “Weird Tales of Madness Vol. I” compilation with Tormentor, Atrocious, Funebre, Phlegethon and Desolation.

Dark Descent Records is proud to announce the definitive Necrophile collection titled “Mementos in the Misting Woods”. Playing a style that can be classified as "thrashy death," Necrophile included members of early Japanese pioneering bands such as Criminal Christ, Messiah Death, Transgressor and more.

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Coffin Texts - The Tomb of the Infinite Ritual CD

Coffin Texts - The Tomb of the Infinite Ritual CD

Released 05/01/2012 | Death Metal | U.S.A. | DDR046CD

Coffin Texts is back! After releasing their cult debut titled "Gods of Creation, Death & Afterlife" in the year 2000, Coffin Texts remained dormant, perfecting their craft and their new tunes. Fast forward 12 years and the tomb opens once more to unwrap Coffin Texts brand new creation titled "The Tomb of the Infinite Ritual".

The Tomb of Infinite Ritual shows COFFIN TEXTS at their very best. While the musicians themselves have developed and honed their skills, the same spirit and approach to Death Metal remains true and intact. A 2012 "must have," "The Tomb of the Infinite Ritual" is 38 minutes of punishing death metal with no compromise.

Cover art by Danille Gauvin.

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Heresiarch - Hammer of Intransigence CD

Heresiarch - Hammer of Intransigence CD

Released 11/03/2011 | Death Metal | New Zealand | DDR045CD

"Imprecation of the failed and frightened; Drinking the intransigent bloodline of the gods..."

After destroying the weak with their Obsecrating the Global Holocaust demo, New Zealand's Heresiarch further advances their assault with unrivaled aural and visual intensity. Heresiarch's brand of black/death decimates life and Hammer of Intransigence is the soundtrack that foreshadows a destructive and apocalyptic future.

Six songs - 22 minutes; Hammer of Intransigence is an oppressive, hate-filled display documenting the bleak outcome of man. Prepare.

"Forging beyond death, the law..."

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Begrime Exemious - Visions of the Scourge CD

Begrime Exemious - Visions of the Scourge CD

Released 04/10/2012 | Death Metal | Canada | DDR044CD

Edmonton death horde, Begrime Exemious unleash their second album upon an unsuspecting world. The follow-up to 2010's "Impending Funeral of Man," "Visions of the Scourge" is an onslaught of buzzsaw riffs, vicious drumming and catchy songs which will leave you wanting more after these 52 minutes end.

Formed in 2005, Begrime Exemious have been a mainstay in the Canadian scene, featuring notable past and present members from other stalwarts such as Antediluvian, A.M.S.G., Gloria Diaboli and more.

Comes with an eight-page booklet printed on uncoated card stock with featuring cover art by Dennis Thomsen.

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Depravity - Silence of the Centuries (plus bonus) CD

Depravity - Silence of the Centuries (plus bonus) CD

Released 10/01/2011 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR043CD

Depravity (Fin) Silence of the Centuries + Remasquerade / Demos Official compilation CD. Dark Descent Records is proud to announce partnering with the Mighty Depravity to unleash their discography on one tremendous CD compilation! Brutal and melodic Finnish death metal with chugging, heavy riffs, pummeling percussion, eerie atmospheres and dark, guttural vocals that easily stands up against their Swedish brothers. The amazing CD will feature not only both of the Adipocere releases, but also the band's obscure yet equally brutal demography and new liner notes from bassist Petri Ilvespakka.

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Deceased - Cloned (Day of the Robot) 7″ EP

Deceased - Cloned (Day of the Robot) 7″ EP

Released 09/30/2011 | Death Metal | U.S.A. | DDR042EP

Since their inception in 1985, Deceased has been an American metal institution; carrying the torch for over 25 years! Deceased 2011 full-length titled “Surreal Overdose” sees the band at their absolute best combining the best of death and thrash metal to come up with their own signature sound. This brand new 7” includes the opus “Cloned (Day of the Robot)” from the brand new album. Side B contains two live covers (Cro-Mags and English Dogs).

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Cryptborn - In the Grasp of the Starving Dead CD

Cryptborn - In the Grasp of the Starving Dead CD

Released 09/15/2011 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR041CD

Twenty-eight minutes of down-tuned madness that may be reminiscent of the old Swedish style rather than this Finnish band's heritage. "In the Grasp of the Starving Dead" features seven brand new songs on this debut release vocally fronted by Maveth's "Christbutcher." Additionally, the five-piece Cryptborn features two more members of the brutal outfit Maveth. Killer artwork supplied by both Putrid (inner artwork) and Jonzig (cover) adorns this layout. This is definitely a debut that will leave you "In the Grasp..."

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Entrails - The Tomb Awaits CD

Entrails - The Tomb Awaits CD

Released 09/09/2011 | Death Metal | Sweden | DDR040CD

Back to further cement their standing as one of the best Swedish death metal bands in the current genre; Entrails returns with a brand new full-length titled "The Tomb Awaits." Once again mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swano, "The Tomb Awaits" also features guest vocals by Swano and cover art by Daniel Devilish. Expect NOTHING less than festering, rotten death metal...remember, The Tomb Awaits...

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Nuclearhammer/Begrime Exemious - Heretical Serpent Cult CD

Nuclearhammer/Begrime Exemious - Heretical Serpent Cult CD

Released 11/15/2011 | Death Metal | Canada | DDR039CD

Brand new CD split pairing two of Canada’s most unsung metal forces; Nuclearhammer and Begrime Exemious. Nuclearhammer delivers a twisted cover of Razor's "Shotgun Justice, a Slaughter cover (One Foot in the Grave) and a Discharge cover (A Hell on Earth/Cries for Help) along with three new vile passages which are sure to please fans of this Toronto-based horde. Edmonton’s Begrime Exemious contains the band’s 2007 demo which feature the band’s original vocalist, B. Leland’s haunting shouts. This version of the demo has never been released until now. Layout by Tim from Antediluvian with cover art by Danille Gauvin (Adversarial, Necrovorous, etc.)

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Goreaphobia - Apocalyptic Necromancy CD

Goreaphobia - Apocalyptic Necromancy CD

Released 08/09/2011 | Death Metal | U.S.A. | DDR038CD

Legendary Philadelphia death metal battalion GOREAPHOBIA has forces with Dark Descent Records for the release of the band's long-anticipated new full-length album, "Apocalyptic Necromancy". Due on August 9, the follow-up to 2009's "Mortal Repulsion" was recorded, mixed and mastered by drummer Jim Roe and features new guitarist VJS (KULT OV AZAZEL, CRIMSON MOON, DEMONCY).

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Anatomia/Burial Invocation - Decomposing Serenades Split 7″ EP

Anatomia/Burial Invocation - Decomposing Serenades Split 7″ EP

Released 09/15/2011 | Death Metal | Japan/Turkey | DDR037EP

Two of the best doom-influenced death metal bands join forces to bring you two brand new crushing and suffocating tracks on this single 7". When conjuring up a split 7", the idea of Anatomia and Burial Invocation was an easy alliance. Both bands are known for similar yet signature styles which easily make for one of the best pairings in quite some time.

Anatomia delivers their brand of doom-laden material in the form of "Drawn Into the Abyss;" a five-minute beast of a hymn while Burial Invocation counters with the five and a half minute slab of ugliness titled "Obliterated In An Ignominious Grave." This is all packaged with equally disgusting artwork by Dilek.

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Living Decay - Demo/EP tape

Living Decay - Demo/EP tape

Released 08/29/2011 | Death Metal | U.S.A. | DDR036CS

Forty minutes of terrific death metal from this up-and-coming band hailing from Georgia, U.S.A. This pro tape features a shrink-wrapped, pro-printed cover on pro-pressed fluorescent green tapes. The band's 2009 demo and 2010 EP are now available in one package with this release.

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Xenomorph - Empyreal Regimes CD

Xenomorph - Empyreal Regimes CD

Released 10/04/2011 | Death Metal | U.S.A. | DDR035CD

During its short lifespan, Xenomorph inflicted their listeners with scars that refused to heal, assaulting the senses with a combination of twisted, technical music and diabolical imagery. Xenomorph's 1995 out-of-print "Empyreal Regimes" is ressurected complete with the band's 1993 "Subspecies" demo.

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Death Strike - Fuckin' Death CD/LP

Death Strike - Fuckin' Death CD/LP

Released 06/10/2011 | Death Metal | U.S.A. | DDR034CD/LP

The CD reissue contains the original eight tracks offered by the 1991 Nuclear Blast edition but adds four never-before-released rehearsal tracks to the mix. Additionally, the layout is comprised of an eight-page booklet featuring the intended original gold pantone color cover. Olivier "Zoltar" Badin from Terrorizer Magazine provides a foreword and the booklet contains liner notes from Paul Speckmann as well as new scans/photos.

Vinyl version contains a bonus 7" with the rehearsal tracks.

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Mitochondrion - Archaeaeon CD/2LP

Mitochondrion - Archaeaeon CD/2LP

Released 08/09/2011 | Death Metal | Canada | DDR033CD/LP

Dark, chaotic, frenzied; these are some of the words that are often used to describe Canadians Mitochondrion. Originally issued on a self-released CD and limited to 666 copies, "Archaeaeon" finally sees an official issue through Dark Descent Records. "Archaeaeon" is now presented with a fuller sound thanks to a remaster by Colin Marston and comes complete with an eight-page layout on heavy duty matte stock to further enhance the archaic-like artwork. No longer is there a need to scrounge Ebay for the band's self-release and pay ridiculous secondary prices. Don't miss this version of one of 2008's best albums in all of its improved glory.

Alternate cover art for the vinyl version by Jeremy Hannigan.

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Gravehill - When All Roads Lead to Hell CD

Gravehill - When All Roads Lead to Hell CD

Released 05/20/2011 | Death Metal | U.S.A. | DDR032CD

Hailing from the urban wasteland of Southern California, Gravehill combines death metal sensibilities with thrash metal madness arriving at a sound which can be described as hellish and punishing.

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Thantifaxath - 2011 demo tape

Thantifaxath - 2011 demo tape

Released 05/27/2011 | Black Metal | Canada | DDR031CS

Canada's Thantifaxath debuts their unique brand of black metal with this twisted 16-minute demo tape. Limited to 250 copies on black pro tapes.

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Profanal/Obscure Infinity - United in Death Split 7″ EP

Profanal/Obscure Infinity - United in Death Split 7″ EP

Released 07/22/2011 | Death Metal | Italy/Germany | DDR030EP

Brand new material from two of the better up-and-coming bands in the death metal genre. While Profanal follows the building blocks cemented by killer rotten old school Swedish and Finnish influences, Obscure Infinity roots itself firmly with blackened death influences. Each song spans over 5 minutes in length.

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Sinistrous Diabolus - Opus One demo tape

Sinistrous Diabolus - Opus One demo tape

Released 05/27/2011 | Doom/Death Metal | New Zealand | DDR029CS

This is a co-release between Dark Descent Records and Goat Gear (NZ). Originally recorded in 1993, Opus One is a 20-minute aural assault featuring K. Stanley (Diocletian, Witchrist) on vocals and guitars.

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Gorephilia - Ascend Into Chaos CD

Gorephilia - Ascend Into Chaos CD

Released 05/05/2011 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR028CD

Twenty-eight minutes from these new Finnish masters of brutality. Six putrid slabs of Death Metal owe as much to old Finnish death legends as they do to prime-time Morbid Angel and Sadistic Intent. Gorephilia's darkness-soaked brand of death metal is in full-force and "Ascend to Chaos" represents their true introduction to the world.

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Corpsessed - The Dagger and the Chalice CD/LP

Corpsessed - The Dagger and the Chalice CD/LP

Released 05/06/2011 | Death Metal | Finland | DDR027CD/LP

Bone-jarring and chest-crushing; if death had a soundtrack, "The Dagger and the Chalice" would be it. Hailing from Finland, Corpsessed's brand of spine-tingling death metal will not disappoint. Six tracks, 24 minutes, "The Dagger and the Chalice" is pure death metal. No gimmicks, no keyboards, just rotten death metal the way it should be

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Ilsa - Tutti Il Colori Del Buio CD

Ilsa - Tutti Il Colori Del Buio CD

Released 04/07/2011 | Doom/Death Metal | U.S.A. | DDR026CD

Ilsa delivers nine tracks of blown out, severely down-tuned, crust-injected death-doom. This rotten slab of vile, crusty filth is now brought to you in a six-panel, UV gloss digipak.

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Miasmal - Miasmal CD

Miasmal - Miasmal CD

Released 04/15/2011 | Death Metal | Sweden | DDR025CD

Dark Descent Records is proud to announce the release of Miasmal's best work to date. Their self-titled debut full-length features eight brand new hymns clocking in at over 36 minutes. Fans of true death metal will not be disappointed as the CD version also contains the sold out 2008 demo tracks and the two tracks from the 2010 7" EP. In all, 14 tracks are contained on this release amounting to all of Miasmal's work to date.

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Cygnus - Heresy of the Stargazer demo tape

Cygnus - Heresy of the Stargazer demo tape

Released 05/27/2011 | Doom/Sludge Metal | Canada | DDR024CS

Twenty-three minutes of doomy sludge. Features "O" from Begrime Exemious on guitar. Limited edition on olive green pro tapes.

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Undergang - Hævntørst Flexi Disc

Undergang - Hævntørst Flexi Disc

Released 04/25/2011 | Death Metal | Denmark | DDR023FD

Brand new flexi-disc containing the tremendously heavy sound Undergang is now known to bring. "Hævntørst" is a six-minute hymn recorded during 2009 at Subversive Studios. The song was originally released on the "Voices of Death" compilation tape by Baphometal Records.

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Nexion - Nexion CD

Nexion - Nexion CD

Released 05/10/2011 | Black Metal | Scotland | DDR022CD

With a passion for sounding both dark and fast, Nexion entered the infamous Necromorbus Studio in Sweden, working with acclaimed producer Tore Stjerna (Funeral Mist, Watain) to capture the sinister and intense sound created by the band. 2011 now sees the release of that self-titled and self-financed EP under distribution from Dark Descent Records.

5 songs, 30 minutes of furious black metal from Scotland with Swedish black metal influences.

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Uncanny - MCMXCI-MCMXCIV 2CD

Uncanny - MCMXCI-MCMXCIV 2CD

Released 02/22/2011 | Death Metal | Sweden | DDR021CD

For the first time on CD, all one and a half hours of classic-era Swedish death metal is released together on one double-disc package by Dark Descent Records.

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Father Befouled/Demonic Rage Split 7″ EP

Father Befouled/Demonic Rage Split 7″ EP

Released 05/05/2011 | Death Metal | U.S.A./Chile | DDR020EP

Father Befouled and Demonic Rage unite to bring you two exclusive new tracks. Suffocating, blasphemous and simply foul; Father Befouled create a chilling soundtrack to death with their new hymn titled "Abolition of the Seraphic Vestige." Not to be outdone, Chile's Demonic Rage offer up an equally oppressive offering titled "Sulphuric Congregation Toward the Holocaust of All Sacred and Holy." This is one split you don't want to miss! Limited to 100 copies on "Coke bottle clear" vinyl and 400 copies on black vinyl. Fitting cover art creation by Paul Ledney (Profanatica).

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Utumno - Across the Horizon/The Light of Day tape

Utumno - Across the Horizon/The Light of Day tape

Released 03/14/2011 | Death Metal | Sweden | DDR019CS

Licensed from Vic Records, this pro tape version contains the same track listing as the re-issue CD and the sold out vinyl version released by The Crypt. Limited to 250 copies, the tape version is housed with the original "Across the Horizon" artwork with purple tint pro tapes.

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Decrepitaph/Eternal Solstice - Split 7″ EP

Decrepitaph/Eternal Solstice - Split 7″ EP

Released 03/10/2011 | Death Metal | U.S.A./Netherlands | DDR018EP

Decrepitaph delivers hammer-heavy track which showcases their down-tuned skills; pummeling the listener as they have since their debut full-length "Condemned Cathedrals" through their just released full-length titled "Profane Doctrines Unburied". Eternal Solstice was active throughout the 90s; releasing three full-lengths culminating in 1997's "Demonic Fertilizer". Despite the 13-year absence, Eternal Solstice doesn't miss a beat while cruising their way through their first new material in over a decade!

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Anguish - Dawn of Doom demo tape

Anguish - Dawn of Doom demo tape

Released 12/09/2010 | Doom Metal | Sweden | DDR017CS

Killer Swedish doom metal featuring four songs covering nearly 30 minutes. Haunting vocals and crushing riffs which may remind some of Candlemass. Features members of Veternus and Graveless.

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Morbo - Eternal City of the Dead demo tape

Morbo - Eternal City of the Dead demo tape

Released 12/09/2010 | Death Metal | Italy | DDR016CS

New death metal from Italy with Autopsy influences. Features members from Undead Creep/Haemophagus and Corpsefucking Art.

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Toxaemia - Buried to Rise 2CD

Toxaemia - Buried to Rise 2CD

Released 12/28/2010 | Death Metal | Sweden | DDR015CD

After 20 years, Toxaemia's complete material is finally released on CD. During their tenure from 1989 to 1991, Toxaemia released two demos (Kaleidoscopic Lunacy and Buried to Rot) and one classic 7" on Seraphic Decay titled Beyond the Realm. This recording later appeared on the Seraphic Decay CD sampler, the only time Toxaemia's material appeared on CD...until now!

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Mandatory - In Torment demo tape

Mandatory - In Torment demo tape

Released 12/09/2010 | Death Metal | Germany | DDR014CS

A compilation of two earlier Mandatory tapes on one pro tape. Combines the killer demos "...Where They Bleed" and "Curse of the Undead". Thirty-seven minutes of death metal done the old way!

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Funeralopolis - ...Of Death demo tape

Funeralopolis - ...Of Death demo tape

Released 09/01/2010 | Death Metal | Switzerland | DDR013CS

Swiss death merchants, Funeralopolis, deliver a raw 24-minute doom filled death monster. Filled with biting vocals; "...of Death" is a great start for this up-and-coming band.

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Decapitation - Undead Carnage demo tape

Decapitation - Undead Carnage demo tape

Released | Death Metal | Sweden | DDR012CS

Decapitation is ready to unveil its gore-soaked, smoke billowing brand of death metal upon the world. Doom-peppered, grooving, and with a sound recalling the best of the early Swedish masters, as well as acts like Autopsy, you’ll be shocked to learn that the band is a relative newcomer to the scene. Perhaps most importantly, this one’s got personality! Co-release with Skeleton Plague Records (Limited to 200 copies).

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The Wakedead Gathering - Tenements of Ephemera tape

The Wakedead Gathering - Tenements of Ephemera tape

Released | Death Metal | USA | DDR011CS

Dark and twisted death metal with nods to early INCANTATION and IMMOLATION, Tenements of Ephemera is a co-release between Dark Descent Records and Skeleton Plague Records (Limited to 200 copies).

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Adversarial - Prophetic Plain of Abyssal Revelation CD/LP

Adversarial - Prophetic Plain of Abyssal Revelation CD/LP

Released 03/11/2011 | Death Metal | Canada | DDR010CD/LP

"Prophetic Plain of Abyssal Revelation" presents the original "Thralls" recording in addition to unreleased material from the same session in the form of the title track. To round out this unholy release, three brand new recordings; an epic, newly-penned Adversarial hymn and two cover tracks (Archgoat's "The Light-Devouring Darkness" and Incantation's "A Once Holy Throne") are included. In all, "Prophetic Plain..." delivers seven deadly tracks clocking in at around 30 minutes.

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Grave Ritual - Euphoric Hymns from the Altar of Death LP

Grave Ritual - Euphoric Hymns from the Altar of Death LP

Released 12/09/2010 | Death Metal | U.S.A. | DDR009LP

Ten new hymns from Alabama's resident death metal maniacs! Grave Ritual's full-potential is realized on this murky and oppressive debut album.

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Horrendous - Sweet Blasphemies CD/LP/demo tape

Horrendous - Sweet Blasphemies CD/LP/demo tape

Released | Death Metal | USA | DDR008CS/CD/LP

Five songs of old school Swedish-influenced death metal from these American up-and-comers. Horrendous pulls no punches here and delivers one hell of a debut! CD/LP and tape formats.

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Adversarial - All Idols Fall Before the Hammer CD

Adversarial - All Idols Fall Before the Hammer CD

Released | Death Metal | Canada | DDR007CD

After a successful demo, Canada's Adversarial returns with their pulverizing debut full-length "All Idols Fall Before the Hammer." Punishing blackened metal of death.

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Beyond Hell - The Sleeper Awakens CD

Beyond Hell - The Sleeper Awakens CD

Released | Death Metal | USA | DDR006CD

Features Elektrokutioner (Decrepitaph, Father Befouled, Festered, plus more) on drums and has guest appearances by Patrick of Crypticus and Sly of Fondlecorpse. Patrick also mix/mastered the album. Nine new tracks and four tracks that were featured on the sold out EP "...And Evil Crept Through". In all, 13 tracks and 40+ minutes of face melting death metal. Co-release by Dark Descent Records and Skeleton Plague Records.

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