RELEASES

Code: SPLNTR026
Band: DEAD WOMAN'S DITCH
Title: Seo Mere Saetan
Status: OUT AUGUST 22nd '17!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack.
About this release: "From a smoke filled cave on the edge of the Quantock hills in Somerset comes, with disturbing regularity, a glorious dark grinding sound much akin to the scales of the 'Gurt Wyrm of Shervage' grinding its slow length through the hills and forests surrounding Dead Woman's Ditch. It is thought that the inhabitants of said cave could well be the hatchlings of the Wyrm, whose eggs were never found. These sounds, oft accompanied by a deathly wailing and screeching thought to be that of the ghost of John Walford, can be heard at night across the far reaches of the herepath. Over a period of several cold dark months, these sounds have been captured with modern recording equipment. They are to be broadcast in order that everyone can come to know the full horror that lies amongst the bracken and leaf rot upon the Somerset hills…PLEASE BEWARE this horror, it will be known as... 'Seo Mere Saetan'."


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Code: SPLNTR025
Band: SANGUE NERO
Title: Viscere
Status: OUT JULY 23rd '17!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack.
About this release: "Hailing from Italy, Sangue Nero are not your conventional black metal band. 
Mixing tribal/folk elements with harsh dissonant guitars and insanely unique vocals, these guys are another pearl coming from the Italian underground this year. Debuting through Third I Rex, with their mesmerizing album "Viscere", they will soon catch the attention of all supporter of unconventional and deranged extreme music. Where many tried before through various incarnations, where Krieg have laid the seed with "Destruction Ritual", where Abruptum have dared, where Lust has experimented since the second half of the '90s, there Sangue Nero has found their roots."


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Code: SHRD006
Band: LODO
Title: Lodo
Status: OUT JUNE 25th '17!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack.
About this release: "Lodo joined the Third I Rex family with our very first release, their split album with the Spanish doom outfit Hela! We're extremely excited to have them back with us for their long awaited self-titled LP! In collaboration with Nooirax Producciones, Third I Rex presents the incredible return of one of the most amazing instrumental post metal bands hailing from the region of Valencia in Spain, and the Vega Baja area! This is another great release we have the luck to press this year, and it shows a band which, already at its debut, gained loads of attentions from the specialized medias. Blossomed into a more personal and introspective sound, Lodo have reached the full artistic maturity and this is, with no doubts, an absolute highlight of the European post-rock/metal movement this year!"


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Code: SPLNTR024
Band: POSTVORTA
Title: Carmentis
Status: OUT MAY 14th '17!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack.
About this release: When you get the chance to work with such incredible artists, it is always a pleasure to get involved.
With this third release under Third I Rex, POSTVORTA take to the public some incredible music once again! "Carmentis", the second chapter of a trilogy started by the band with the previous "Aegeria", will simply blow you away. One of the most incredible post-metal releases of this 2017!

The band: "The "Carmentis" album is the second chapter of the trilogy started by the band with the previous "Aegeria". Discomfort, dark soundscapes, all aspects focusing onto loss, mindbreaking suffering and difficult times in life, will go hand in hand with the listener through the whole journey, without mercy. The album will include important collaborations, featuring Tero Holopainen from the Finnish cult band Callisto who has channeled his visions by writing for the band the song titled "13", and featuring also Mers Sumida, singer of the New York based band Black Table for the song "Patau".


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Code: SHRD005
Band: MUDBATH
Title: Brine Pool
Status: OUT MAY 2nd '17!
Format: 4 Panels DGPack + Booklet.
About this release: Few years after their sensational debut "Corrado Zeller", acclaimed by all underground fanatics as a ground breaking post sludge release in 2015, Mudbath are back with in intense yet unbelievable new album!
"Brine Pool" takes full hands from the band's previous releases and channels tons of different influences into a unique bland of sludge, post and doom. Extreme metal at its best, which sets the band between the most infamous artists worldwide. 

The band describes the new album as follows: "Two years after the crushing "Corrado Zeller", we refined our brand of devastation with "Brine Pool", our second album. The harsh sludge roots of the band and thunderous doom are slashed into with onslaughts of black metal and treacherous ambient susurrations. The album has been recorded and mixed by Mathieu "Mouffi" Croux (Verdun, Sofy Major...) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Bongripper, Cough, Xiu Xiu...). The record was designed as a think piece, the deafening contours of which draw a vivid portrait of our idle surroundings.


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Code: SHRD004
Band: OBSCURE DEVOTION
Title: Ubi Certa Pax Est
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: Obscure Devotion are not new to the scene.
Active since 1996, the Italian band has recently given birth to the long-awaited new LP.
A slab of intriguing black metal which mixes its essence with death/thrash influences and a unique post-black attitude.
Able to mix brutal and melodic in their music approach, they come up with an extreme music album which is potentially one of the best Italian releases of the year. A name which deserve total respect and the unique chance to listen to one of the most incredible black metal releases coming from the European underground this year. To be released in Europe by Third I Rex and USA by Dark Horizon Records, this is another incredible piece of art we are proud to offer this year!

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Code: SPLNTR023
Band: UNDERDARK
Title: Morning Cloak
Status: OUT MARCH '17!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: The Nottingham based combo Underdark is one of the most promising bands coming from the post-black metal underground in UK.
Their black-gaze roots, to be found in acts such as Deafheaven, set them aside some of the most interesting worldwide realities for the genre. Their debut "Mourning Cloak" has been one of the most interesting releases spitted out on UK soil and we are extremely excited of pressing a band which, in the near future, could easily become one of the most incredible realities in Europe. An absolute pearl which deserves full attention!

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Code: SHRD003
Band: ODDHUMS
Title: The Inception
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
Oddhums have given to the public their debut "The Inception" back in 2016. Third I Rex, in collaboration with The Braves Records, could not stay away from it and it seemed mandatory to help the band getting this masterpiece pressed.
Influenced by grunge, stoner, sludge, post and drone, this 4 tracks EP displays a band that undoubtedly know how to create incredible music! Oddhums are potentially one of the most promising bands in the scene and their music is the perfect display for such talent. "The Inception" has been one of the most amazing debuts of 2016 and we are extremely proud to have given our contribute to get it pressed.

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Code: SPLNTR022
Band: BUENSUCESO
Title: ANALOGY: The Sun | Divided Line
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
Buensuceso's second album is a declaration of independence and straight confirmation of the "out of the ordinary" attitude displayed by the band since the first work "Inner Winter".
Buensuceso confirmed themselves as a controversial reality of the post-metal worldwide movement by taking the distance from overly abused solutions and copycat fueled music.
"Analogy" takes full hands where the band had left the audience before and moves towards more sophisticated soundscapes, creating a unique journey for their listener. An absolute outstanding work.

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Code: SHRD002
Band: POSTVORTA
Title: Aegeria
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: Postvorta confirmed, with their second LP, the incredible performance unleashed with their debut "Beckoning Light We Will Set Ourselves On Fire".
In fact, by taking full hands from their initial output, this new work has been 
for the Italians an absolute masterpiece.

It is undoubtedly an incredibly emotional, but at the same time violent release, in comparison to the band's first album. The four tracks here presented are displaying a project full of talent and we feel to say that Postvorta are, without doubts, an absolute star in the worldwide post metal scene.

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Code: SHRD001
Band: POSTVORTA
Title: Beckoning Light We Will Set Ourselves On Fire
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: A new press for this already sold out release.
Third I Rex joined forces with 22 December Records and Drown Within Records to take back to life this outstanding album coming from the Italian underground.
Featuring an amazing cover of "Angel" by Massive Attack, and over one hour of music, this LP it's a milestone in the band's discography. A dreamy and incredibly deep album which made Postvorta one of the most interesting realities coming from the Italian soil, back in the days.
A truly outstanding release which worths all of your attention. 


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Code: SPLNTR021
Band: REST
Title: S/T
Status: OUT NOW!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: REST's self-titled debut EP is a punch in the stomach for all All Pigs Must Die and The Secret's lovers! 
No compromise crust blackened hardcore for this band hailing from Udine, Italy! A sick journey in conspiracy and suffering.
The Italians' EP takes fully where The Secrete have abandoned a few years back. Inraged with a primeval Swedish Death and Crust attitude, REST  are able to mix in their sound elements which simply don't stop where the aforementioned genres do. In fact, they are able to mix almost post-metal vibes within their sound, making this debut an outstanding gem of the Italian underground this year.


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Code: SPLNTR020
Band: KALLOUSED
Title: Damn You Believer
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: Kalloused can be easily defined as veterans of the British underground. Featuring musicians with an absolute extreme background, this new project is pure heaviness in music. Unconventional and unpredictable, Kalloused are a brave new entity in the newborn blackened doom and post sludge scene! 
The band: "Chaotic, bleak and wrought with tension , Kalloused are a 4 piece hailing from the south coast of England with past and current members of Grey Widow, Thread and Beaten Up By boys." 
Kalloused are a unique band, embracing a new mix of genres which is the offspring of sludge, post hardcore and blackened doom. Taking the distance from an over abused approach to heaviness, they found their spot mixing noisy post hardcore and slow paced riffage through a highly corrosive formula. One of the most incredible debuts coming from UK this year!


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Code: SPLNTR017
Band: GRIZZLYMAN
Title: S/T
Status: OUT NOW!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: Hailing from different bands such as death/progmetal acts 12 Gauge Dead, Prowess and hardcore veterans Damage, these guys benefit of enormous and different musical backgrounds. Their love for heavy downtuned music slowly formed the concept Grizzlyman. Their lyrics orbits around the thought that there's a raw instinct in everyone and also a desperate need for being human. The band's dual approach to vocals tries to express these aspects of the concept. Linked to the name's idea. their first EP is an introduction to the bear god Shardik (inspired by Richard Adams' novel "Shardik"), who represents the animal side in us. From the start this band has been about personal development and the creative process of making something musical and emotional whilst trying to find new ways. 
Grizzlyman is a straight kick in the teeth! Three tracks which move between sludge/doom, post, and heavy riffage, taking the listener into an amazing 15 minutes journey through the beast in man! This is a killer debut and the perfect introduction to a band which is going soon to make the difference in the European heavy scene!


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Code: SPLNTR019
Band: SIMULACRO
Title: Echi Dall'Abisso
Status: OUT NOW!
Format: Jewel Case w/ 20 pages booklet
About this release: The Italian band SIMULACRO, supported by Third I Rex, will be releasing its new full-length album in September this year. The new opus, will see the return of the Sardinian band following the previous work "Fall of the Last Idol" back in 2013. It will be officially released just six months after the band's new EP "SuperEgo" (currently available on digital through the band's bandcamp page), a mini album which has highlighted the return of the band to the scene. SIMULACRO already collected real positive feedbacks at the time of the first LP, both in Italy and abroad. SIMULACRO have always developed interesting concept albums. As well with this new work, they aimed to create something unique in order to push their music over the classic black metal roots of the band. Anamnesi, the band's drummer and multitalented musicians already part of important Sardinian and Italian acts, has explained some of the ideas used in the band's new album: 
"The album's atmospheres mainly arise from ideas of introspection, meditation, and self-analysis. We use these ideas to better understand our place in this world, and our own individual spirituality. As a result of this introspection we try to foresee what we become when we let the events, our passions or mere conformism dictate our behaviour; what happens when we don't strive for control of our actions and thoughts. these are all nefarious visions, that bring no solace. Yet, there's hope in facing the lethargy afflicting the soul. The spiritual quest for truth, so personal, intimate and sacred, becomes one with life. We need to seek it far from light and from external influences so that our senses won't be overwhelmed by excessive information.".


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Code: SPLNTR016
Band: VIII
Title: Decathexis
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 4 Panels DGPack w/ 8 pages booklet
About this release: After years from the actual recordings of their first opus, VIII are back with a new astonishing record, something fresh which marks a deep evolution in the band's sound. Mesmerizing and intense, "Decathexis" is going to mark a brand new era for the Italian band. Decathexis is the regression stage in which the patient detaches from reality by losing interest in everything. This what the band says about the new work and concept behind it: 
"Terminally ill, eroded by an existence condemned from birth as the son of a gangrenous uterus. The protagonist in this concept album suddenly awakes in a decadent reality. Creeping maggots and ruin's dust mark the passing of time, like grains in an hourglass. 
Feeding in decomposition and walking slowly a path towards the Void, the protagonist craves for freedom and true liberation." 
Like compendium of humanity, VIII channel in a unique experience the high thoughts of philosophers and authors such as Nietzche, Cioran, Caraco and Bataille and explain: 
"As metastasis devouring every cell of a dying organism, we found in nihilism "the noose" to hang ourselves, releasing the true Self from rottenness." 
We do believe this 3 tracks, almost 50 minutes long, new full-length album will be a highlight of the Black Metal Underground this year. Taking full hands from the band first album's sound, "Decathexis" is an amazing journey through stages of decay. Merging Black Metal and groovier doomy parts with jazzy and ambient/industrial soundscapes, the band has created something really unique and highly impressive.


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Code: SPLNTR015
Band: ARCHE
Title: Undercurrents
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: One of the most interesting funeral doom debuts of the past few years. Melodic and crushing, "Undercurrents" highlight the full potential of a band which will soon be one of the most incredible realities of this genre.
A perfect production which marks heaviness and melancholy, cavernous guttural vocals, powerful drumming and superb composition make of this EP a must have release for all funeral doom metal fanatics out there. This is a truly masterpiece, a gem of the doom underground.


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Code: SPLNTR014
Band: SONANCE
Title: Split / Blister The Maw
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: After some important changes of line-up, Sonance came back in 2016 with two small releases. The first one has been their split LP with the London based combo Torpor. The second one has been the cassette titled "Blister The Maw" in which the band has moved onto more hardcore territories leaving slightly behind the long-tracks approach to the genre for shorter songs and a rather heavier riffing. Thanks also to the new vocalist Les Makepeace (ex member of the sludge outfit Grey Widow), the band has moved to a dirtier sound and highly corrosive mixture of sludge and post. Whilst with the tracks coming from their split album, the band is still close to its previous releases in terms of music, with the tracks coming from the tape, Sonance moved away from their classic style. An important collection which gather songs that might mark a deep change in the band's sound and style.


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Code: SPLNTR013
Band: ABISSO
Title: WRNSS
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: Post black metal from the island of Sardinia in Italy. Dissonant and evocative, yet slow paced and melodic.
Abisso have been able to merge in their debut all the potential to come back in the near future with an astonishing full-length album. Whilst the band is already working on this, enjoy their debut and keep your eyes on this band!
This is not a ground-breaking release. Yet, it still can get its grip onto the listener and give a good dose of uncompromised post-black metal.


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Code: SPLNTR012
Band: LLNN
Title: Loss
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: Postapocalyptic Hardcore, it's basically the new way to define how Post-Hardcore can be mixed with sci-fi synths and a heavy-as-hell sound!
Fresh of this debut, LLNN caught our attention since the first listening and we have been blessed with the chance to get this work out in its first press. In fact, the band signed then with Pelagic Records which has repressed this incredible masterpiece in jewel case and hard copy LP! Potentially one of the most incredible debuts of 2016 and an album which will conquer the throne of the most incredible post-hardcore releases of all time. Next to other incredible acts such as Eglise and Hexis, LLNN are the diamond tip of the Danish post-metal scene!


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Code: SPLNTR011
Band: KEEPER
Title: The Space Between Your Teeth
Status: Few Copies Left
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: After their amazing debut album, and their split LP with the British band Sea Bastard, Keeper released one of the most unpredictable releases of 2015.
For whom has been following the band for a while, after their distorted sludge debut, a very few people would have thought that the band could have released something so "melodic" yet heavy and corrosive. "The Space Between Your Teeth" is in fact an album which takes full hand from the previous works of the band yet channeling the true essence of its sound into a cathartic experience. The apex of the band thus far before the next masterpiece!


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Code: SPLNTR010
Band: SEA
Title: S/T
Status: Few Copies Left
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: SEA, hailing from Boston, are another great band we had the pleasure to work with.
Following them since their debut on bandcamp - this EP was available on digital only prior our release - we got in love with their grungy sound mixed to post-metal and a touch of sludge.
For sure not a ground-breaking release, but undoubtedly an incredible display of personality and and absolute milestone in what the band is next to unleash in the near future. This EP is featuring an extra ghost track which wasn't previously available with the digital version of the album.


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Code: SPLNTR009
Band: BUENSUCESO
Title: Inner Winter
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: The collection of the first EP and unreleased tracks for these Spanish outsiders!
Buensuceso play post-metal in a real unique way and their approach to the genre is minimal yet psychedelic and trance inducing. The almost mechanical approach to the songs' composition, the repetition of the riffing which could take the listener towards forgotten dream-like soundscapes, is the band's trademark. The noise rock style which cuts through the songs of this release is another component which makes Buensuceso so unique and able to display a massive dose of personality. Standing between I Am Above On The Left and Red Sparowes, the Spaniards will soon get among the most interesting bands of the post-metal worldwide scene.


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Code: SPLNTR008
Band: TEOREMA
Title: S/T
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: When first listened to this album we got absolutely stocked by the powerful yet melodic DIY approach to the genre by hand of the Mexican duo.
Mixing almost grunge guitars to sludge and post, and folk-like melodies, the band as been able to catch the attention of quite a few people working in the underground. This was an absolute curious yet incredible release which we absolutely wanted to get out! Without mentioning the real talent of the band's graphic and mastermind J. Satiri, the debut album of Teoream is one of those records you should take as part of your collection. One of the most authentic albums of 2015.


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Code: SPLNTR007
Band: THE NEPALESE TEMPLE BALL
Title: Arbor
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: Who got to watch this band on stage has long been waiting for a debut LP. When finally TNTB have released "Arbor", people have been finally paid back for the long wait.
This work, set between post, sludge and hardcore, has shown the real nature of the band. An uncompromised, sophisticated and truly personal approach to the genre. A band that had the chance to elaborate, modify and rewrite the debut's songs over years of live appearances and rehearsals. The tracks of this LP are solid and absolutely unquestionable. An incredible debut we had the honor to press. The purest essence of post-hardcore!


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Code: SPLNTR006
Band: CATACOMBE
Title: Quidam
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: After various changes of line-up and a continuous research of the perfect melody, Catacombe came back a few years after their most incredible, second release, "Kinetic" with an amazing return to the scene.
"Quidam" not only highlights the great skills of the band's musicians, it also set itself among the worldwide greatest examples of post-rock. A mesmerizing emotional journey which, once more, remarks the qualities and uncompromised attitude of a band able, at every release, to take the listener through an emotional soundtrack.


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Code: SPLNTR005
Band: SLOW WORM
Title: The Inverse Ascent
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: Second EP for this British unconventional reality. Coming from a post-blackmetal sound, Slow Worm have evolved in something still difficult to be described.
"The Inverse Ascent" is one of those albums you can love or hate, without having the chance to set a middle way to find the perfect feelings for it.
It is black metal but not fast or noisy, it is elegant and tries to find solutions in a real old way to understand the genre. It set itself next to masterpieces of the early '90s such as Abysmal "Pillorian Age" but taking a little from acts such as Dolorian (in the way compositions are structured and interpreted) or again almost Paul Chain madness on what the vocals are. In fact, the vocals approach to this opus, is an absolute mind breaking paradigm. Mixing post, doom, shoegaze, ambient, black, this record is an incredible journey into worlds unknown to humanity. An amazing masterpiece mixed by Greg Chandler (Esoteric).


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Code: SPLNTR004
Band: DEADHAND
Title: Storm Of Demiurge
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: After a split 7" and a short EP, this incredible post-sludge US based combo have released their first LP. This is the sum of all previous releases' efforts and remarked the aim of the band to release something heavy, hypnotic and at the same time emotional.
Thanks to the double vocals approach to the genre (growl on a side and acid scream on the other), supported by clean vocals choruses a la Minsk, retro synths and organ patterns, powerful guitars and majestic drums, Deadhand have not released a ground breaking release but undoubtedly a powerful statement of personality. With this LP they made sure people out there are going to remember about the band and start looking forward to an highly anticipated masterpiece!


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Code: SPLNTR003
Band: SONANCE
Title: Like Ghosts
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: First full-length album released by Sonance and the perfect display of the great potential of the band since day one. The heaviness of this release like a slab of concrete crushing your head. Two tracks divided in "Side A" and "Side B" as for the original version released sometime before on record. An absolute masterpiece which has given the chance to people out there to get to know this incredible band. This has been the starting point for all of a series of amazing songs released by the band over the next works.


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Code: SPLNTR002
Band: SONANCE
Title: Blackflower
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: Second LP for the already established Southern British combo Sonance. After their debut "Like Ghosts" which caught the attention of all post-sludge fanatics a few years before, the band came back with an even more suffered and heavier release. Experimenting on the heaviness of the riffs as much as melody and sadness of the compositions, the band released a new opus able to drag the listener into pitch-black abysses of pain and melancholy. An incredible return that has remarked the qualities and unchallengeable talent of this outstanding pillar of the UK post-metal scene. A must have for all people in the genre.


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Code: SPLNTR001
Band: HELA // LODO
Title: Split
Status: SOLD OUT!
Format: 6 Panels DGPack
About this release: Hela VS Lodo is a great split album. Second release for Hela after their amazing debut record "Broken Cross", and debut for the post-sludge combo Lodo!
Hela, using in full their already established potential developed in their first LP don't disappoint and through a great formula mix evocative female vocals (reminding of early The Wounded King), with a heavy & melodic doom!
Lodo, catch the listener's attention with their instrumental mix of sludge and post, taking full hands from the classics of the genre and mixing the whole emotional content into an explosive sequence of riffs and trance inducing drums. Our first release under Third I Rex and an amazing split album which has highlighted two incredible bands of the Spanish underground!

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