The Ruins of Beverast
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Germany's cult label Ván Records has sanctioned a partnership in the U.S. forging a new branch of the company to deliver the diverse catalog to more stateside listeners. Alongside the announcement, the label has also released new singles from The Ruins Of Beverast and Slaegt.
Having released over two-hundred albums, singles, EPs, splits, and more from across the realms of metal and rock since being founded in 2004, Ván Records has been largely responsible for the worldwide proliferation of acts such as The Devil's Blood, Urfaust, King Dude, and countless others.
Now, Ván Records' owner Sven Dinninghoff has furthered the label's relationship with King Dude founder TJ Cowgill to help launch the new U.S. division of the entity out of Seattle. This new branch of Ván sees the catalog now distributed stateside through Revolver, making these titles much more accessible to fans across North America and beyond.
The first wave of titles to see U.S. release through this new deal will strike on May 19th, including new LPs from The Ruins Of Beverast, Slaegt, Gold, and Dread Sovereign, with many more to follow. A Ván Records retail shop will also be launched this Summer. More...
Following the "Blood Vaults - The Blazing Gospel of Heinrich Kramer" album from 2013, The Ruins Of Bevarast now has a new mini-album arriving shortly. The band comments:
"A new 2-track, 12" EP, entitled 'Takitum Tootem!,' is being released on December 19th via Ván Records. The EP will feature the initial part of a bipartite meditation and celebration in euphoria for manhood's loss of the crown of creation. This meditation will be completed by the 2nd and final part on the forthcoming album later this year.
"The B-side of the EP is entitled 'Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun,' and thus is an obvious obeisance to the godfathers of this EP's central idea. The 'Takitum Tootem!' vinyl is an experimental orgy of spiritual psychedelia beyond the mood and concept of the following album - thus it stands alone as its harbinger." More...
Vienna – the capital city of Austria – already has numerous festivals for every style in music: rock, indie, classic, and even hip-hop. But one was truly missing. Finally Vienna gets what it deserves: an extreme metal-festival!
On Saturday the 8th of April, 2017 the Arena Wien gets loud, very loud with the Vienna Metal Meeting, focusing on thrash/death/black metal across two stages. The first bands to be announced are as follows: More...
"Blood Vaults -- The Blazing Gospel Of Heinrich Kramer (Cryptae Sanguinum -- Evangelium Flagrans Henrici Institoris)," the fourth LP from German enigma The Ruins of Beverast, is now playing in its entirety as album sees its conquering delivery this week via Ván Records.
Check out the album below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Celebrating the ten-year mark since The Ruins of Beverast was founded, and following a four-year wait between LPs, Blood Vaults... is undeniably one of the year's most awe-inspiring creations associated with the extreme metal underworld. The record flows and rages with nearly an hour and twenty minutes of grandiose, dominating black metal infused with unforgiving doom metal overtones, cryptic soundscapes and passages, brilliant organ-enshrouded orchestration, choral arrangements and some of the finest blasting percussion one can track down anywhere; the signature attack of The Ruins of Beverast.
"As always, every element of the new album's precision percussion, axemanship and synth-laden atmospheres over its nine winding movements was fully conceived and executed by Meilenwald, the devastating drummer and one of the chief songwriters for now defunct legion Nagelfar, in addition to drummer for Truppensturm, Verdunkeln and more. The LP's striking cover art by Axell Hermann (Asphynx, Grave, Samael, Sodom) boldly portrays the religious depravity and brilliant decay of the album's lyrical tone.
"'Blood Vaults -- The Blazing Gospel Of Heinrich Kramer (Cryptae Sanguinum -- Evangelium Flagrans Henrici Institoris' is available now via CD digibook, gatefold 2xLP, a lavish 2xLP pressing and digital once again through the act's direct cooperation with the cult label Ván Records (Nagelfar, The Devil's Blood, Urfaust, Year of the Goat) as with the three previous TROB LP's." More...
The infinitely mysterious yet irrefutably heralded underworld musical entity known to its devout cult following as The Ruins of Beverast will unveil its massive fourth LP late this Summer.
Ahead of its release, Pitchfork has hosted an exclusive listen to the album's expansive second movement, "Daemon." Unleash the beast right here. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"The solo project of one Meilenwald, the infamously devastating drummer and one of the chief songwriters for now defunct legion Nagelfar, in addition to drummer for Truppensturm, Abusus, Verdunkeln and more, The Ruins of Beverast originated in 2003, and with each release has pummeled underground audiences with an epic, wholly original style of massive, mesmerizing, and malicious black metal artistry.
"With an incredible tact for keeping his hymns continually entertaining, each of TROB's full-length releases boast well over an hour of exceptionally high-quality blackened craft with not a moment of filler and each album showing more progression than the previous, not only musically, but artistically and conceptually. The art of 2004's debut Unlock The Shrine was taken to even darker and cryptic levels with the 2006 follow-up Rain Upon The Impure, and with the release 2009's grand Foulest Semen Of A Sheltered Elite the word 'epic' should have been wiped out of the dictionary, the album showcasing Meilenwald's most intriguing tunes to date. Until Now.
"After a four-year wait, and celebrating the act's ten-year mark in 2013, the newest works from The Ruins of Beverast are nearing public availability with the pending release of Blood Vaults -- The Blazing Gospel Of Heinrich Kramer (Cryptae Sanguinum -- Evangelium Flagrans Henrici Institoris). More...
Germany's Ván Records will be releasing "Foulest Semen Of A Sheltered Elite," the third full-length from The Ruins Of Beverast, to North American audiences this spring. The album was released in Europe mid-September 2009. The Ruins Of Beverast is the solo project of Alexander von Meilenwald, known as the drummer of famed German horde Nagelfar, as well as being a live and/or session member of Truppensturm, Abusus, Verdunkeln, and other kult acts.
The "Foulest Semen Of A Sheltered Elite" track listing is as follows:
1. I Raised This Stone As A Ghastly Memorial 10:32
2. Alu 0:51
3. God's Ensanguined Bestiaries 8:33
4. Mount Sinai Moloch 12:28
5. Transcending Saturnine Iericho Skies 0:47
6. Kain's Countenance Fell 8:38
7. The Restless Mills 12:10
8. Theriak - Baal - Theriak 1:22
9. Blood Vaults (II - Our Despots Cleanse The Levant) 9:19
10. Arcane Pharmakon Messiah 15:15