Elite British label, Legion Blotan is really doing its best for the British black metal underground, a scene that I feel is on the cusp of coming into its own. It’s been a long time coming anyway. Legion Blotan presents six brand new tapes of obscure, lo-fi black metal for the discerning fan, hailing from locations as distant as Northern England, Greece and Ukraine. A one minute sample from each tape can be listened to here.
Vanyar – “Noldorin Of Vanyarin Blood” (Yorkshire Northern England, UK)
Tolkein themed epic black metal recorded in the (York)shire. First demo of heavy and desperate UKBM by members of Sump. Limited to 300 copies, first 100 copies on pro-tape with on body print.
Draugluin – “Theozoology” (Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece)
New 3 song demo recordings from this extremly raw, mid paced black metal duo from Greece. Infernal vocals & true spirit. Limited to 300 copies, first 100 copies on pro-tape with on body print.
Moloch – “Ein Dusterer Winter Kommt” (Rivne, Ukraine)
2 new tracks from the ever prolifc and experimental Moloch from Ukraine. Utilizing raw guitars, drum machine and keyboard mixed with menacing depressive vocals, Moloch certainly makes his own individual stamp on the wider Black Metal world. Limited to 300 copies, first 100 copies on pro-tape with on body print.
Dommedagssalme – “Terra” (Lancashire, Northern England)
From the wrong side of the Pennines comes Lancaster’s Dommedagssalme. Delivering 40 minutes of obscure sounding raw black metal with shreiking, distrubing vocals & sound. Reissue of 2008 demo originally released on CD-r. Limited to 300 copies, first 100 copies on pro-tape with on body print.
Gammal Sed – “Blót” (Yorkshire, Northern England)
Pre-White Medal 4-track recordings from George Proctor & Swedish-born heathenographer, Jon Nordstrum. 6 track full demo of bizarre metal percussion sounds with distant mournful guitars and shreiking vocals make Gammal Sed the bizarre schizophrenic alter-ego of White Medal. Limited to 300 copies, first 50 copies on pro-tape with on body print.
Satanhartalt – “Hæðenfolc” (Blyth, Northumberland, Northern England)
Now for something much different. Possibly the most bizarre and obscure “Black Metal” I have ever encountered. Nothing seems to make sense and it’s a struggle to hear what exactly is going on but somehow it feels right. Slow sound that has quite possibly been buried under Blyth beach for several years. Limited to 300 copies, first 50 copies on pro-tape with on body print.