P R O D U C T I O N S
 
 FAQ 
 Search 
 Memberlist 
 Usergroups 
 Register 
 Profile 
 Log in to check your private messages 
 Log in 

Baxaxaxa "Hellfire" MLP
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Nuclear War Now! Productions Forum Index -> Main
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
NWN PROD



Joined: 10 May 2006
Posts: 23465
Location: SF Bay Area

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:07 am    Post subject: Baxaxaxa "Hellfire" MLP Reply with quote

Baxaxaxa "Hellfire" MLP
ANTI-GOTH 344



(Description by J. Campbell)
In 1992, Baxaxaxa released their only demo, called “Hellfire.” Originally released as a cassette in a very limited quantity, it was largely unknown until the Ungod/Baxaxaxa split release by Merciless Records in 2002. Baxaxaxa emerged as a side project of three other bands from the Bavarian region of Germany—Cabal, Fulgor, and Ungod—and is simultaneously both a synthesis of and a departure from those bands’ styles. 25 years later, few traces of the band’s history remain. The origin of Baxaxaxa was unremarkable. During a night of drinking in 1991, four members of the aforementioned bands (Condemptor – drums, Unholy Worshipper of Shub - guitars, Ancient Blasphemic Grave Invocator – guitars/vocals, and Skullcrusher – keyboards/vocals) decided they should embark on a side project with the intention of creating Black Metal that was aggressive and deeply rooted in tradition, but also steeped in atmosphere. The name Baxaxaxa was selected by guitarist Unholy Worshipper of Shub before the band’s first rehearsal and refers to a demon he found in a now-lost-and-forgotten book. The band’s logo was created by a Canadian tape trader with whom drummer Condemptor was connected, and the cover artwork was done by Infamist of Tumulus, the vocalist for Ungod at the time. Consisting of just four songs, the “Hellfire” demo constitutes the entire discography for the band. They wrote them over the course of several rehearsals in 1991-92 and recorded them during a live session in a friend’s basement studio (referred to as BSP Sound Studio). The recording was primarily to memorialize the work, as it was already understood at the time of the recording that it would be end of Baxaxaxa, each member being more deeply focused on his other projects. Considering when they were written, the four songs on this demo represent an inflection point for Black Metal toward a slower, more melancholy sound and the incorporation of keyboards. Baxaxaxa’s sound clearly bears the influence of seminal bands like Bathory and Masters Hammer, but also that of emerging contemporaries like Rotting Christ and The Gathering. “Church of the Antichrist,” the keyboard-laden opening track, establishes the environment into which the rest of the demo settles. The core of the song is assertive, mid-paced Black Metal, sinister and haunting and encircled by melodious keyboards that give the track a mournful quality. Only the second track, “Nocturnal Mass and Christ’s Damnation,” is unadorned by keyboards, but it’s also the band’s most frenetic track and the boldest display of traditional Black Metal on “Hellfire.” The last two songs inhabit the same darkened mystical space as the first, featuring moribund riffs accentuated by keyboards. Repetition is central to the effect of these songs; riffs and passages are drawn out and ritualized, amplifying their aura. Although Baxaxaxa only recorded this single demo, looking back, one observes not only the superb nature of the songwriting, but also how significant and ahead of its time it was. For that reason, this recording, too seldom given the attention it deserves, needs to be revisited and reconsidered. To that end, NWN! is honored to present this definitive edition, released for the first time as a proper 45 RPM 12” EP.

-LISTEN-

November
_________________
Contact: nwnprod@gmail.com
Web: https://shop.nwnprod.com/collections/new-arrivals

NWN carries all IBP releases.
IBP carries all NWN releases.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rancid_Corpse



Joined: 25 Aug 2012
Posts: 47
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will this one a different Artwork as the first Time 12" release via Astrum Tempestas or some other different Things?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NWN PROD



Joined: 10 May 2006
Posts: 23465
Location: SF Bay Area

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rancid_Corpse wrote:
Will this one a different Artwork as the first Time 12" release via Astrum Tempestas or some other different Things?


Yes, sort of. I will keep the layout much closer to the original demo layout.
_________________
Contact: nwnprod@gmail.com
Web: https://shop.nwnprod.com/collections/new-arrivals

NWN carries all IBP releases.
IBP carries all NWN releases.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
drakkarusa



Joined: 10 May 2017
Posts: 82
Location: USA

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see this getting a reissue. It really is an overlooked gem.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Feuersturm



Joined: 29 Nov 2012
Posts: 1986
Location: Finland

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was also released on split CD w/ Ungod, like fifteen years ago. Was a blind purchase, but I remember it being quite ok. I think the name was compelling enough.
_________________
§:-«l
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
He Who Cuts Stone



Joined: 10 Sep 2011
Posts: 314

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MorbidMessiah



Joined: 18 Dec 2011
Posts: 325
Location: Belgium

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NWN PROD



Joined: 10 May 2006
Posts: 23465
Location: SF Bay Area

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feuersturm wrote:
Was also released on split CD w/ Ungod, like fifteen years ago. Was a blind purchase, but I remember it being quite ok. I think the name was compelling enough.


It has been reissued several times already on vinyl, but all are out of print now. I mainly wanted to do a version my way with all original graphical elements intact without any manipulation whatsoever, and the audio to be mastered for vinyl and cut at 45 for the best sound quality possible.

This demo is one of my all time favorites.
_________________
Contact: nwnprod@gmail.com
Web: https://shop.nwnprod.com/collections/new-arrivals

NWN carries all IBP releases.
IBP carries all NWN releases.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Acid Orgy



Joined: 23 Jan 2011
Posts: 1371

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this demo! I have the split Lp version but will buy this one too.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lemegethon



Joined: 27 Jun 2017
Posts: 829

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

third time this gets released on vinyl. second one, even 'die-hard edition', still readily available from the label. it's a very good recording, though. better than anything by ungod.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lemegethon



Joined: 27 Jun 2017
Posts: 829

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NWN PROD wrote:
Feuersturm wrote:
Was also released on split CD w/ Ungod, like fifteen years ago. Was a blind purchase, but I remember it being quite ok. I think the name was compelling enough.


It has been reissued several times already on vinyl, but all are out of print now. I mainly wanted to do a version my way with all original graphical elements intact without any manipulation whatsoever, and the audio to be mastered for vinyl and cut at 45 for the best sound quality possible.

This demo is one of my all time favorites.

yeah, they're out of print because there's usually just one time something gets released...

'die-hard' with patch and shirt available here:

http://www.art-of-propaganda.de/shop/sites/ger/catalog.php?cat=8&startat=0&artnbr=4631&letter=B&lang=de&art_sort=0
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bearsbearsbears



Joined: 17 Mar 2012
Posts: 3350

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure whatever NWN cooks up will be nicer and at a better price point. I don't mind a bit.
_________________
legionz wrote:
We are small underground label. Can someone please help me assemble my bedroom set?

Check out my sale-thread HERE!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lemegethon



Joined: 27 Jun 2017
Posts: 829

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bearsbearsbears wrote:
I'm sure whatever NWN cooks up will be nicer and at a better price point. I don't mind a bit.

The LP is €14, the LP+patch+shirt €26. Those prices can't be beat. LP is very nice too, btw. Have a look yourself.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NWN PROD



Joined: 10 May 2006
Posts: 23465
Location: SF Bay Area

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lemegethon wrote:
third time this gets released on vinyl. second one, even 'die-hard edition', still readily available from the label. it's a very good recording, though. better than anything by ungod.


I'm making it even more widely available, especially in the USA where they're less known. It's a good thing considering that they're playing in TX next year for the first time.
_________________
Contact: nwnprod@gmail.com
Web: https://shop.nwnprod.com/collections/new-arrivals

NWN carries all IBP releases.
IBP carries all NWN releases.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DTBRex



Joined: 04 Mar 2009
Posts: 6232
Location: Arktogäa

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They gonna play live? Shocked

Not sure how to feel about that, truth be told.
_________________
Horde Absurd: www.hordeabsurd.com
Death Camp: www.black-metal-records.com (We accept credit cards! EUR/USD)
Telegram Channel: https://t.me/mod_updates
Solitary Elitism: www.darker-than-black.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Nuclear War Now! Productions Forum Index -> Main All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group