Conqueror/Black Witchery split LP and Midnight LP Out Now
CONQUEROR/BLACK WITCHERY “HELLSTORM OF EVIL VENGEANCE” LP
Black and colored vinyl repress of the sold outpicture disk release.
Description by J. Campbell.
When “Hellstorm of Evil Vengeance” was first released 10 years ago, it marked the dawn of a new era of metal. At that time, the bestial sound perpetuated by Blasphemy has become a lost relic as Blasphemy had been dormant for some 6 years and no band had effectively taken on the task of resurrecting their lost demonic art. Enter Black Witchery. At that time, Black Witchery had released just one demo and one EP. Their sound embodied the grave desecration and ritualistic spirit of the Canadian Desecrators and the Brazilian goat worshipping legions. In their unique necromantic fashion they invoked the sound of these dead Satanic entities, but established their own voice through which to channel their evil presence. United with Black Witchery on this split is the infamous Conqueror’s “Antichrist Superiority” demo recording. When it was first released in 1996, this demo presented an entirely new interpretation of Black Metal. Combining the martial superiority of Order From Chaos with the bestial Satanic ferocity of Blasphemy, Conqueror created an entirely new breed of Black Metal. In many ways, this split album ushered in the second wave of the sub-genre often referred to as “Bestial Black Death” or “War Metal.” At the time, however, such trite titles were unnecessary to describe the music on this album which simply represented the natural evolution of Black Metal to an even greater extreme than had ever before been attained. Now 10 years have passed and this album is a monument that still stands intact and unviolated by the passage of time. As part of its “10 Years Closer to Death” campaign, Nuclear War Now! is honored to reissue this split LP with a new layout. Featuring the original artwork created by Chris Moyen as well as the original “Antichrist Superiority” demo artwork, the contempt and hatred emanating from this album will once again flood the earth.
First 100 orders will receive the colored vinyl version. Colored vinyl is not guaranteed so don’t send me whiny emails if you end up getting the black vinyl.
MIDNIGHT “BERLIN IS BURNING” LP
Black and colored vinyl repress of the sold out picture disk release from 2009. One new studio song and Demo 2003 and 2004 recordings. First 100 orders will receive the colored vinyl version. Colored vinyl is not guaranteed so don’t send me whiny emails if you end up getting the black vinyl. Official distribution in Germany by High Roller Records (yes they have some colored vinyl). The original picture disk version can still be ordered from Metaleros Records from Germany.
Written by vrag_moj for Metal Archives.
A demented burst of first-wave Black Metal exactly 30 years too late but no less ripping and unholy, Midnight rape your ears with a combination of sordid blasphemy and perverted glam metal. Seriously – this is like Venom, Hellhammer and Bathory rising out of the NWOBHM grave and shaking the cobwebs loose for another gloriously dirty, catchy spell of punky Black Metal.