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Welcome to the Spot Light. Check out the latest psychedelic, cosmic, prog, freakbeat, folk, kraut, experimental, jazz, drone, mystical, and avant-garde sounds!

PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

Greenwood, Thomas -& The Talismans-

Ates (black)

Thomas Greenwood & the Talismans became, through the years, a psychedelic rock band heavily contaminated by '70s influences, the western movies scenario with a neo-psychedelic taste. Founder Thomas Mascheroni (also guitar/voice of stoner trio Humulus) gave birth to the first record back in 2021 called 'Rituals.' Entirely self-produced. Ramble Records from Melbourne and Echodelick Records from Atlanta printed the vinyl. After a long period of wild jams into an old barn on the mountains of lake Iseo the record 'Ates' is ready. 'Ates' is an imaginary hidden city under the mountains of Turkey. A magical place buried by the time where men found shelter during the hardest environmental catastrophes.

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
03-05-2024
Label
Item-nr
545984
EAN
0616054464974
Availability
Exp. 03-05-2024

Pyramid (germany)

Beyond Borders Of Time (black)

Pyramid is an instrumental trio hailing from Nuremberg, Germany. Their album 'Beyond Borders Of Time' is the follow-up to their 2019 debut album. A mesmerizing journey through stoner psychedelia and progressive and instrumental rock, it weaves a kaleidoscopic landscape that unfolds like a sonic travel through time and space. Their craftsmanship and heady grooves make them a must-have for fans of bands like My Sleeping Karma or Yawning Man.

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
05-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545986
EAN
0796520699724
Availability
Exp. 05-04-2024

Red Sun

From Sunset To Dawn (black)

Red Sun formed in march 2014 after few long night jams under the starry sky of an ancient mill lost in the Piacenza countryside. Their first self-produced album 'Triosophy' released in 2015 and reprinted in vinyl by Spin On Black the years after, serves an original mix of space psychedelic instrumental rock. This album opened the doors of many venues and festivals in Italy and Europe. At the end of 2017 Eno, Mirco and Federico ultimate the second work 'The Wind, The Waves, The Clouds' produced by Psyka Records. The evolution of the band can be perceived in a more powerful and mature sound that enhances the expressive power of the instrumental trio. Throughout these last strange years, Red Sun restarted their musical journey and in 2023 recorded the new material that will take the listener on an introspective adventure full of colors and emotions.

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
05-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545992
EAN
0796520008939
Availability
Exp. 05-04-2024

Nebula/black Rainbows

In Search Of The Cosmic Tale (black)

'CROSSING THE GALACTIC PORTAL' - There's not much to add, two of the greatest heavy psych bands of the scene join the forces to give birth to an incredible split album. Packed with 32 minutes of the highest quality heavy rock you can find out there; a joint venture which can happen only once every 100 years!! The cover art pairs perfectly with the vision and vibe of the album and is credited to the mighty Simon Berndt.

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
28-06-2024
Label
Item-nr
546123
EAN
0694685735021
Availability
Exp. 28-06-2024

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

On And Ons

Looking Out Of A Mirror/hey What's Going On?

The On And Ons were formed in 2015 by Glen Morris (Screaming Tribesmen), his brother Brian Morris, and Clyde Bramley (Minuteman, Hoodoo Gurus) in Sydney, Australia. Their key influence is '60s/'70s rock harmonies. These garage/power-popsters have a back catalogue of 5 well-received releases through Citadel Records, and one single on Get Hip. Rogue Records is very proud to release their 2024 single. 'Looking Out Of A Mirror' is arguably the more "Sydney"-sounding of the two sides with its up-tempo beat and raucous guitars, while the flip side 'Hey, What's Going On?' is a mid-tempo, garage thrash with touch of jangle in the outro.

Genre
Format
7" - 1 disk
Release date
11-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
546108
EAN
2090505461084
Availability
Exp. 11-04-2024

Night Times

I'm Leaving You/tell Me

The Night Times come from Los Angeles and already have 3 singles and one LP under their belts. They return with their much-anticipated release since 2019: a hit single on Rogue Records! 'I'm Leavin' You' starts with a fuzz-filled guitar, Farfisa, and a drum roll to lead you into a song filled with harmonies and killer organ solos. 'Tell Me' is a toe-tapper for sure! Tremolo rhythm Farfisa and a mellow lead guitar; this song is guaranteed to have you start the needle from the top again!

Genre
Format
7" - 1 disk
Release date
11-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
546109
EAN
2090505461091
Availability
Exp. 11-04-2024

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

Toria & The Inconsistents

The Demo Tapes

Toria & The Inconsistents is where poetry and post-punk meet. Toria Garbutt is a spoken word artist, also known as a 'punk poet' from Knottingley - a former mining town in West Yorkshire. Toria examines everyday life with razor-sharp precision; raw and unpolished, pure, honest and without frills. She tours regularly with Dr. John Cooper Clarke and also performs solo at various venues in the UK. She is a regular guest and sings her poetry on BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 4. Barry Snaith is a writer, sound composer, guitarist and producer from Manchester, UK. He played in many bands from the eighties to the present with the very best artists from the alternative scene. He recorded with Chrissie Hynde and toured with the Ramones. Barry is now known for various projects and bands such as The Inconsistent Jukebox (aka TIJ), the gothic-electronica duo M1NK and for the soundscapes created for various art projects such as 'Methodology Volume 1.' Here Snaith is present as a composer and performer as part of The Inconsistents. "Here you can listen to the first impressions of Toria & The Inconsistents. The single is called 'The Demo Tapes' because it is still in a rough and unpolished state. Songs without compromise. You won't find anything better than this nowadays. Post-punk at its best!" ~Johan Buurke/Seja Records.

Genre
Format
7" - 1 disk
Release date
14-02-2024
Label
Item-nr
546107
EAN
2090505461077
Availability
In stock

PUNK/HARDCORE

Plasmatics

Coup De Grace (black)

High Roller Records, reissue 2024, black vinyl, ltd 300, 425gsm heavy cardboard cover, lyric sheet, poster, mastered for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel at TEMPLE OF DISHARMONY in January 2016

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
01-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545781
EAN
4251267716418
Availability
Exp. 01-04-2024

Sloppy Seconds

Destroyed

Originally released on the Toxic Shock label in 1989, this is the debut album from Indianapolis pop punk legends Sloppy Seconds. Makes you want to jump around, dance, party and roll through town with the windows down and the volume up. Not for the faint of heart! Limited to 200 only cassette version on Hey Suburbia.

Genre
Format
MC - 1 disk
Release date
13-03-2024
Label
Item-nr
545905
EAN
8055515235296
Availability
Exp. 13-03-2024

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

Persian Risk

Rise Up (2lp/black)

Black vinyl, limited to 300 copies. Includes booklet, double-sided poster and A5 card. Original transfers by Patrick W. Engel and Thorsten Thormann in February 2023. Audio restoration and mastering by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony in March 2023. Originally released in 1986.

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
01-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545715
EAN
4251267715534
Availability
Exp. 01-04-2024

Omega (uk)

The Prophet (black)

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal act Apocalypse from London was formed by guitarist Steve Grainger around 1980. The band emerged from two bands in North London, Phaze and Stone Lady. Originally Nick Brent Dave (Mex) Higgen (Stone Lady) and Marc and Steve Grainger. (Phaze) Mex left the band to move in a different direction and to set up the Octave Studio and PA Company in North London. Dave Robertson joined and Apocalypse were established. Ironically it was Dave (Mex) Higgen who named the band Apocalypse. It took the band two years to release their one and only single called 'Stormchild' for Gate Records. After minor personnel problems with another band of the same name the band changed their name to Omega and recorded the number 'Blood Sacrifice' for Ebony's rather obscure 'Metal Warriors' compilation (issued in 1983).

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
01-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545718
EAN
4251267715305
Availability
Exp. 01-04-2024

Crank

Mean Filth Riders

Crank is a new project by Nifelheim founding member Tyrant. For 'Mean Filth Riders,' Crank's debut mini-album, he has put his bass aside and is instead singing and playing guitar on the six tracks 'Rebels Of The Night,' 'In The Wind,' 'Thunder Road,' 'Shooter,' 'Mean Filth Riders' and 'Hot Rock'n'Roll Band' (the latter being a cover version of a song by obscure Finnish mid-'80s hard rock outfit Backsliders).

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
01-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545720
EAN
4251267717019
Availability
Exp. 01-04-2024

Slingblade

The Uppredicted Deeds Of Molly Black

Reissue of 2011 album by Swedish metal band Slingblade, fronted by Bon Scott reincarnated as a woman.

Genre
Format
CD - 1 disk
Release date
01-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545725
EAN
4251267717095
Availability
Exp. 01-04-2024

Manilla Road

The Circus Maximus (black)

High Roller Records 2024 reissue of 1992 album.

Genre
Format
LP - 2 disk
Release date
01-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545784
EAN
4251267716814
Availability
Exp. 01-04-2024

Ironbourne

Dark Domains

4 songs with really good metal, an interesting mix of both new and old sounds.

Genre
Format
12" - 1 disk
Release date
13-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545906
EAN
7320470270141
Availability
Exp. 13-04-2024

Unholy

Demology (2lp/black)

Compilation album by Finnish avant-garde death doom metal band Unholy. Including their early demo recordings 'The Procession Of Black Doom' (1990), 'Demo 11.90' (1990) and 'Trip To Depressive Autumn' (1992), this is the first time these demos are in the same package with exclusive liner notes.

Genre
Format
LP - 2 disk
Release date
19-07-2024
Label
Item-nr
545909
EAN
6430080234882
Availability
Exp. 19-07-2024

Haunted Plasma

I (black)

The debut album from Haunted Plasma, a powerhouse of futuristic synth in symbiosis with the super violent atmospherics of kosmische black metal. Haunted Plasma is "man meets machine" in a cybernetic wasteland, set to a conceptual backdrop of William Gibson and Phillip K. Dick style mind-melt. The highly evolved creatives at the heart of Haunted Plasma's sound, cite Terry Riley, Massive Attack, a contemporary take on krautrock hypnosis, psychedelic black metal and '90s techno, resulting in an orgy of mutant sound. The phantoms at the beating nucleus of this unearthly machine are Juho Vanhanen (Oranssi Pazuzu, Grave Pleasures), Timo Kaukolampi (K-X-P, Op:l Bastards) and Tomi Leppänen (Circle, Aavikko, K-X-P), transmitting a music form evolved from a life of redefining sonic boundaries in their respective projects.

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
31-05-2024
Label
Item-nr
545926
EAN
6430080235711
Availability
Exp. 31-05-2024

Swallow The Sun

Songs From The North I, Ii & Iii (5lp/black)

Swallow The Sun, the Finnish death-doom band hailing from the city of Jyväskylä, released their sixth studio album 'Songs From The North I, II & III' back in 2015 via Century Media. This 5LP monolith is now getting the reissue treatment by Svart Records for the first time with the original album art and presented in a glorious box set.

Genre
Format
LP - 5 disk
Release date
14-06-2024
Label
Item-nr
545929
EAN
6430080234677
Availability
Exp. 14-06-2024

Trees Of Eternity

Hour Of The Nightingale (2lp/black)

Back in print on black vinyl. Trees Of Eternity is a collaboration between Finnish guitarist Juha Raivio (Swallow The Sun) and Sweden based, South African born singer Aleah. The project can be described as down-tempo, doom/death metal inspired melancholia with ghostly female vocals. This debut album is a memorial work since Aleah sadly passed away in early 2016.

Genre
Format
LP - 2 disk
Release date
14-06-2024
Label
Item-nr
545931
EAN
6430080235827
Availability
Exp. 14-06-2024

Black Totem

Iii: Sacrifice Tonite

Take a horrific trip through the ten tracks of pure vintage audio horror, guaranteed 100% free from modern-day CGI and cheap jump scares. 'III: Sacrifice Tonite' brings back the good old days of rocking and catchy as hell blues punk, where Screamin' Jay Hawkins shakes hands with old-school doom metal, and Samhain and The Misfits. Guitarist and vocalist Spit Poison and bassist Vera Wolf preach these unholy sermons together, never forgetting just the right amount of "WOOOO'OS," while Tony Cash assaults the drums with human bones and lead guitarist Sam Hate channels the very best of John Christ's rocking solos.

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
07-06-2024
Label
Item-nr
545933
EAN
6430080235551
Availability
Exp. 07-06-2024

Zolle

Rosa (black)

Zolle return with an album where the heavy parts are lovingly heavier and the melodic parts are monstrously more melodic than in the past. Imagine Crowbar on a diet singing the Ramones refrains at an AC/DC show with Metallica as an opening act. 'Rosa' is Italian for pink but it also refers to the flower itself. 'Rosa' sounds incisive and unconventional, its nine tracks brimming with a buzzing energy and featuring playful vocals and melodies, muscular riffs and highly propulsive drums.

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
03-05-2024
Label
Item-nr
545989
EAN
0796520699700
Availability
Exp. 03-05-2024

Etoile Filante

Mare Tranquillitatis

'Mare Tranquillitatis' is Etoile Filante's journey through the waves of perdition, the impossible quest of their own stellar Atlantis. It is an endless cruise under the Neptunian damnation, where hope remains while their ship endures. Joins them on the ride to eternity.

Genre
Format
CD - 1 disk
Release date
01-03-2024
Label
Item-nr
545996
EAN
4065614001139
Availability
Exp. 01-03-2024

Pestilential Shadows

Devil's Hammer

Hailing from the rugged landscapes of Australia, Pestilential Shadows emerges once more, unveiling their triumphant creation, 'Devil's Hammer.' This album delivers a relentless onslaught of 9 uncompromising and authentic black metal tracks. 'Devil's Hammer' marks the seventh full-length opus from Pestilential Shadows, a testament to the band's unmatched creativity and musical prowess that has become their trademark.

Genre
Format
CD - 1 disk
Release date
01-03-2024
Label
Item-nr
545997
EAN
4065614001160
Availability
Exp. 01-03-2024

Lunar Spells

Sacraments Of Necromantical Empires

2024 album by Lunar Spells, an entity with members from the Greek black metal scene. For fans of Satanic Warmaster, The True Werewolf, Departure Chandelier, Drowning The Light.

Genre
Format
CD - 1 disk
Release date
05-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545998
EAN
4065614001108
Availability
Exp. 05-04-2024

Belore

Eastern Tales

2024 album by Belore, an epic black metal project from France influenced by bands like Summoning, Caladan Brood, Saor, Emyn Muil and Moonsorrow, as well as various heroic fantasy and medieval worlds.

Genre
Format
CD - 1 disk
Release date
05-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545999
EAN
4065614001115
Availability
Exp. 05-04-2024

Bilwis

Hameln

2024 album by Bilwis, a melodic black metal solo project from Germany. The concept of Bilwis comprises old European fairy tales and myths, presented in a garment of raw, yet melodic and atmospheric black metal with German lyrics.

Genre
Format
CD - 1 disk
Release date
05-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
546000
EAN
4065614001122
Availability
Exp. 05-04-2024

Horn

Daudswiark

'Daudswiärk' is Horn's 10th studio album, following the 20th anniversary of the black metal project. Stylistically, 'Daudswiärk' - "Work of Death" in the Low German variant formerly spoken in the Münsterland region - takes a few steps back in time after the rather experimental, multi-instrumental folk-influenced album 'Verzet,' reverting to the basic metal instruments, resulting in a concise, fast and short full-length album devoid of intros, outros or interludes. It features a very somber overarching tone compared to the rather upbeat Horn albums of the last years - blast beats, scattered dystopian synths, a heavy shift towards extreme vocals instead of clean ones. The output was produced by M. Stock (Empyrium/The Vision Bleak/Sun of the Sleepless) at the renowned Studio E2 and features a rough and dense sound heavily favoring the bass guitar and drum work.

Genre
Format
CD - 1 disk
Release date
03-05-2024
Label
Item-nr
546003
EAN
4065614001146
Availability
Exp. 03-05-2024

Aquilus

Bellum Ii

Aquilus is an atmospheric metal band from Melbourne, Australia. The works encompass different styles of atmospheric music inspired by classical, folk, and other genres.

Genre
Format
CD - 1 disk
Release date
03-05-2024
Label
Item-nr
546004
EAN
4065614001214
Availability
Exp. 03-05-2024

Duel

Breakfast With Death (black)

'Breakfast With Death' is the 5th studio album by Austin Texas stoner metal riff dealers Duel. Nine angry, blistering tracks flexing the faster and heavier side of Duel. Every song is a beer soaked banger capturing the ferocity of the band's legendary live performances.

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
05-07-2024
Label
Item-nr
546115
EAN
0694685734932
Availability
Exp. 05-07-2024

ELECTRONIC MUSIC/AMBIENT/D’N’B/TRIPHOP

Solanum

Spheres Of Time

Solanum was founded by B.S. back in 1997 after Depressive Silence split up. Compared to Depressive Silence Solanum's concept is more cosmic and its sound has a different, rather uplifting and more futuristic atmosphere, but like Depressive Silence the Solanum demos are genre classics and provided a considerable influence for later dungeon synth and cosmic black metal projects. So it is a great honour for Northern Silence to be able to reissue both Solanum demos, remastered for optimal sound, and for the first time ever with exclusive artworks by master artist David Thiérée.

Genre
Format
CD - 1 disk
Release date
03-05-2024
Label
Item-nr
546001
EAN
4065614000897
Availability
Exp. 03-05-2024

Solanum

Spectral Poetry

Solanum was founded by B.S. back in 1997 after Depressive Silence split up. Compared to Depressive Silence Solanum's concept is more cosmic and its sound has a different, rather uplifting and more futuristic atmosphere, but like Depressive Silence the Solanum demos are genre classics and provided a considerable influence for later dungeon synth and cosmic black metal projects. So it is a great honour for Northern Silence to be able to reissue both Solanum demos, remastered for optimal sound, and for the first time ever with exclusive artworks by master artist David Thiérée.

Genre
Format
CD - 1 disk
Release date
03-05-2024
Label
Item-nr
546002
EAN
4065614000903
Availability
Exp. 03-05-2024