Debut Album “The Heresiarch” To Be Issued By Nupraptor

Today, Shadow Kingdom Records set November 24th as the international release date for the surprise debut of Nupraptor, “The Heresiarch,” on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl version shall be released later, on December 29th.

Curiously named, Nupraptor is the solo project of White Hornet mastermind Matt St. Ours, who’s been itching to record some pure ‘n’ powerful doom metal for a while now. And that’s exactly what you get with “The Heresiarch”: the purest DOOM, powerful as it comes, downtrodden and desolate to the bitter end.

Hailing the old European gods of traditional doom, Nupraptor crafts seven slumbering beasts of majestic misery within a mystical continuum of 51 minutes, starting with a “Black Mass” and on “Through the Smoke” before “Burning the Believers” “Before the Eyes of God,” and at last “Wasting Away” before “The Fall of Christ.” Verily, St. Ours crafts music for the grave and the graveyard, his haunting vocals heralding the onset of long nights wrapped in the fog’s embrace, languorous and lonely. Or, more accurately, you simply cannot craft doom metal of such a beautifully barren hue without having LIVED it – and dying for it. Behold The Heresiarch, for it has arrived as Nupraptor!

Await the arrival with the new tracks “Through the Smoke” and “The Fall of Christ” at Shadow Kingdom’s Bandcamp streaming below, where all three formats of the album can be preordered.

Cover and track listing are as follows:

1. Black Mass
2. Through The Smoke
3. Burning The Believers
4. The Heresiarch
5. Before the Eyes of God
6. Wasting Away
7. The Fall Of Christ

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Horrified Debuts New Song “The Perceiver” From Upcoming New Album “Allure of the Fallen”

U.K. death metal act Horrified debuts a new song entitled “The Perceiver”, taken from the band’s upcoming new album “Allure of the Fallen”, which set for release on September 29th via Shadow Kingdom Records.

Check out now “The Perceiver” below.

Allure of the Fallen by Horrified

Track List:

1. Allure of the Fallen
2. Light’s Dissolution
3. The Perceiver
4. Unanswered
5. Shorn
6. The Promise of Solace

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Horrified Debuts New Song “The Perceiver” From Upcoming New Album “Allure of the Fallen”

U.K. death metal act Horrified debuts a new song entitled “The Perceiver”, taken from the band’s upcoming new album “Allure of the Fallen”, which set for release on September 29th via Shadow Kingdom Records.

Check out now “The Perceiver” below.

Allure of the Fallen by Horrified

Track List:

1. Allure of the Fallen
2. Light’s Dissolution
3. The Perceiver
4. Unanswered
5. Shorn
6. The Promise of Solace

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Temple Of Void Posts New Song “Graven Desires”

Today the doom / death titans from Temple of Void premiere new track “Graven Desires” online. The track hails from the band’s second album, “Lords of Death,” which is set for international release on July 28th via Shadow Kingdom Records.

1. The Charnel Unearthing
2. Wretched Banquet (listen here)
3. A Watery Internment
4. The Hidden Fiend
5. An Ominous Journey
6. The Gift (streaming here)
7. Graven Desires
8. Deceiver in the Shadows

Lords Of Death by Temple Of Void

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Shadow Kingdom Records Signs Horrified For New Album “Allure Of The Fallen”

Today, Shadow Kingdom Records announced the signing of U.K. death metal act Horrified. The first fruit of this union shall be the band’s highly anticipated third album “Allure of the Fallen,” which will be released this fall. The release date, cover art, track listing, and first track premiere to be announced shortly.

A work of towering, melodic death metal majesty, “Allure of the Fallen” is the record by which Horrified continue the ascent and truly stakes a claim as one of the subgenre’s elite – rendering a new modern classic to the canon. Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Horrified was born in 2012 with humble beginnings. An acolyte worshiping the altar of old-school death metal, founder and creator Dan Alderson would later transform the project into a full band. Like so many of their predecessors, Horrified took a sidestep and evolved into melodic and grandiose territory, adding twin-guitar harmonies and increasing its scope into epic territory without sacrificing the original vision of savage OSDM.

After releasing two full-length albums on various labels, assaulting UK underground audiences with tight, energetic live performances and taking the aural onslaught to European audiences, Horrified took steps up from the underground with wide, positive acclaim for the second full-length album “Of Despair.” But now, with the impending release of third album “Allure of the Fallen,” Horrified has been reborn into something far more vast than ever originally imagined. Comprising six expansive tracks in an epic 46 minutes, “Allure of the Fallen” finds the band in an enviable state of maturity, exuding class and power in equal measure, the ever-winding but never-extraneous compositions truly taking the listener on a journey into what real – and really melodic – death metal can encompass. Thus, Horrified’s signing to Shadow Kingdom for the album’s release is a logical alliance to bolster the band’s ever-growing evolution and constant broadening of vision, scope, and horizons. Patient but never slumbering, Horrified arises from the ashes of a barren landscape, shrouded in majesty, resurrected in ancient art. This is the “Allure of the Fallen”: pay witness to the dawn of majesty.

Damain Herring (Horrendous) commented: “This band just keeps getting better with each album. On ‘Allure of the Fallen,’ they shed much of their ‘Sunlight’ influences sound- and music-wise, and incorporate a lot more black metal and doom. It’s melodic, heavy, and catchy as hell. It brings to mind fond memories when I first discovered bands like Unanimated, Sacramentum, etc, and that’s an awesome thing. This will definitely be a highlight for a lot of folks in 2017!”

Stay tuned for more info.

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Speedclaw Releases “Iron Speed” Via Shadow Kingdom

On June 30th internationally, Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to present the debut tape of one of the most electric newcomers the label’s heard in recent years: Speedclaw’s “Iron Speed.”

Aptly named and also aptly titled, “Iron Speed” is a throttling force to behold, digging its nails deeply into you right from the start and never letting go. Originally self-released on CD in an extremely limited edition, “Iron Speed” is the six-song introduction to this Croatian force of nature. Check it out below or over at Bandcamp here.

1. Speedclaw 04:25
2. Mistress of the Night 04:18
3. Power From Hell 04:51
4. Razarac 02:35
5. Gospodar Tame I Zla 04:28
6. Heavy Metal Maniac 03:41

Iron Speed by SPEEDCLAW

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Temple Of Void Reveals New Album “Lords Of Death”

Shadow Kingdom Records reveals the cover art and track listing today for Temple Of Void’s second album, “Lords of Death,” which can be seen below.

Ever aptly titled, “Lords of Death” is an irrevocably massive slab of doom / death and the album by which Temple of Void will rightfully take its seat at the throne. Nearly three years in the making, the new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. The Charnel Unearthing
2. Wretched Banquet
3. A Watery Internment
4. The Hidden Fiend
5. An Ominous Journey
6. The Gift
7. Graven Desires
8. Deceiver in the Shadows

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Crime Commits The “First Crime” With New EP

Shadow Kingdom Records just set March 17th as the international release date for Crime’s debut EP, “First Crime,” on cassette tape. The Crime duo hails from Santiago, Chile and is grounded in a classic early heavy metal sound that pays homage to rock ‘n roll.

“This demo/EP of three tracks is our first attempt to achieve all of these ideas,” state the band. “We will soon start working on our first LP, to be titled ‘Second Crime,’ with the same lineup, which will follow the same lines musically and lyrically.”

You can stream all three tracks below or grab your own copy of “First Crime” over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Highway Robbery
2. Give Your Life To The Ruin
3. We Shall Destroy

First Crime by Shadow Kingdom Records

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Hour Of 13 Regrouping, Announces Rarities Collection

Following the band’s breakup back in 2013, Hour Of 13 is now regrouping and has signed a deal with Shadow Kingdom Records. The label will present a long-overdue demos & rarities collection titled “Salt The Dead: The Rare And Unreleased.” Hour Of 13 also issued this statement:

“2006 was an immense year for influence and creation. A simple session of writing spawned three songs that paved the way for a debut album destined to return American Heavy Metal back to the forefront of the underground Metal scene.

“And with the release came a quick acclaim, building up a following that the entity itself never saw coming. Throughout its lifespan, Hour Of 13 has seen its’ fair share of ups and downs. Not ever really existing in the other classes of bands within it’s scene, it paved a path of Darkness and gloom that solidified its place within the tops of the genre.

“All that rise must fall… Due to a professional ordeal that was both good and bad, along with the passing of some of it’s closest friends, the idea to lay it to rest until the right time was evident and heeded. Coupled with all of the problems, departures and returns, backlash and all around trash talk, the ideals were continued under the Night Magic name. The slumber for Ho13 in its’ name
had been thought to be eternal. Forever.

“But, as we all know, NOTHING is forever.. As of 10-1-2016, I am pleased to announce the chains of past problems have been broken, and with the aid and support of the following gained within it’s initial unveiling, Hour Of 13 have resumed exactly where it was laid to rest. To be honest, I myself have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for the day this could be. All I have wanted was to feel the fires of creation rise, and I am more than excited to be able to continue the original intent of Hour Of 13.

“Complete details as to the current incarnation of this rebirth is unknown at the moment. However, to be able to bring to you, the supporters, this return is very much my namesake.
With this return also comes the announcement of an HOUR OF 13 retrospect double LP/CD/cassette release coming later this year.

“Titled ‘Salt The Dead: Rare and Unreleased,’ this collection contains material from the beginning up until it’s rest. Shadow Kingdom Records, who gave Ho13 it’s initial push with the release of the debut album, will release this collection. More info will be announced when the release dates are known.

“Hails to each and every one of you. I honor your support til the ends of the Earth. In His name we praise the fires of Hell!”

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Excuse Streaming “Goddess Injustice” EP Release

Finnish newcomer Excuse today streams the entirety of the new “Goddess Injustice” EP that just saw release jointly between Shadow Kingdom Records and Hells Headbangers. Listen in below. The EP’s track listing is as follows:

1. Obsessed…With The Collapse Of Civilization
2. Breaking News (We Told You So!)
3. Invitation From Beyond
4. Baphomet

Goddess Injustice by EXCUSE

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