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Seventh Rule Recordings is pleased to release the vinyl version of "Stream From The Heavens," the long lost debut from now-defunct Finnish funeral doom masters, Thergothon. The following press release was issued about the pending vinyl drop:
"Among the most vital bands of the doom metal movement, Thergothon foreshadowed the epic appearance of the funeral doom subgenre long before their time. Initially formed as a brutal death metal act in 1990 in Turku, Finland by Niko 'Skorpio' Sirkiä (vocals, synthesizers/keyboards), Jori Sjöroos (drums) and Mikko Ruotsalainen (guitar), a stylistic shift to a more original sound found the trio detuning their instruments and slowing down tempos consequently crushing the souls of non-believers.
"The band's short activity however only allowed for the spawning of a single studio offering. Released in 1994 via Avantgarde Music, the band’s Stream From The Heavens full-length influenced countless bands (see the great Evoken) despite its cult, hard-to-find status.
"Seventh Rule’s reissue of this long out-of-print debut, back into existence. Lacquer creation was executed by John Golden perfectly retaining the original sonic dynamics of the release. The original art and layout has been revisited by Niko Skorpio with the original negatives scanned for artwork and packaged in a beautiful full color Tip-on Board gatefold, this release is strictly limited to 500 copies: 100 copies on 180-gram orange vinyl and 400 on 180-gram black vinyl. Preorders are currently available at this location. More...
Seventh Rule Records has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming 2013 releases from Batillus, Atriarch, and more:
"Well hello, 2013. The primary plan is now in effect and it will be another amazing year for Seventh Rule!
"We are starting quickly with our first two releases dropping in Feb being a vinyl reissue of Thergothon's funeral doom classic 'Stream From the Heavens' and the debut album from Portland's Eight Bells.
"March will bring us a new crushing release from Batillus, April brings us the psychedelic noise trance from Megaton Leviathan and May will bring a new sonic masterpiece from Author & Punisher. We will also be handling the vinyl version of Atriach's 'Ritual Of Passing' which will hit the shelves in the early part of the year.
"There are some surprises still to come for the last 1/2 of the year including reissues of out of print Srule vinyl in the form of Coffinworm and Indian gems! Thanks as always for your support and make sure your ears are ready for the sonic attack."
OFFICIUM TRISTE, ASUNDER and COLOSSEUM are among the bands that will appear on the forthcoming tribute to THERGOTHON, due later in the year via Russia's Solitude Productions. The projected track listing for the two-disc set is as follows:
01. LOSS - Everlasting
02. EVOKEN - Yet the Watchers Guard
03. COLOSSEUM - The Unknown Kadath in the Cold Waste
04. MOURNFUL CONGREGATION - Elemental
05. ASUNDER - Who Rides the Astral Wings
06. OFFICIUM TRISTE - Crying Blood and Crimson Snow
07. INTAGLIO - Evoken
08. UMBRA NIHIL - The Twilight Fade
09. PERSISTENCE IN MOURNING - Dancing In The Realm Of Shades
Not Doom Experimental Side:
01. KROHM - Everlasting
02. ASTRAL SLEEP - Yet the Watchers Guard
03. AZAGTOTH - The Unknown Kadath in the Cold Waste
04. AXIS OF ADVANCE - Elemental
05. INTER ARBORES - Who Rides the Astral Wings
06. AARNI - Crying Blood and Crimson Snow
07. NOJDA - Evoken
08. SINGULTUS - The Twilight Fade
Dutch "atmospheric doomsters" OFFICIUM TRISTE have issued the following update:
"We have been contacted by Solitude Productions from Russia to participate in a THERGOTHON tribute. Of course we said yes. We will record the track 'Crying Blood and Crimson Snow' off the 'Stream from the Heavens' album. At this moment we know that EVOKEN will also include a song. The plan is to release a double disc, with on disc 1 bands from the doom metal spectrum doing covers and the second disc with other (metal) bands."
OFFICIUM TRISTE recently spent time at Excess studio in Rotterdam, Holland recording their new album, "Giving Yoursefl Away", tentatively due this spring. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Your Eyes", "My Charcoal Heart", "Signals", "On the Crossroad of Souls", "Inside the Mind" and "Master of your own Demise".
OFFICIUM TRISTE's third full-length album, "Reason", was released in 2004 via Displeased Records. The CD was recorded at the band's own El Pato studio.