HANGMAN'S CHAIR from Paris is back this year with its fourth album, This is not supposed to be positive produced by Francis Caste. Over the years and the records, the band has gone beyond their early stoner/doom sound and now finds its own style with colder and simpler songs (still heavy though) and more melodic vocals with Cedric (singer/guitarist) fantastic voice that reminds us of the 90s downtempo hardcore bands like LIFE OF AGONY, ONLY LIVING WITNESS or SECTION 8. Of course, the main inspiration is ALICE IN CHAINS but we can hear some gothic metal touches like TYPE O'NEGATIVE or even THE CURE. With this new record, HANGMAN'S CHAIR simply becomes the best French stoner/doom act.
The stream originated in the roots of ancient myths of La Breîche, flows into the alchemical retort and magical potions of Huata, growing by the waves of Sektarism trance, falls by the heavy peals of black thunder of Vichy. Spill the poison to feed the new apple of Eden. The symbolic thirty third release in eight years of the label existence.
Delux A5 hardcover digibook limited to 300 copies.
Quote from label: "This is the 2015 repress edition on Musicfearsatan.
Two new songs clocking at ca. 20 minutes each, starting off where the "speak of the sea" ones left. Very similar in sound and shape, sort of a continuation.An apocalyptical, suffocating and terrifying sound which emanates from their Sunno and Sovtek amps, from their impossible-tempo war drums, and from the ripping throat of the warrior queen. Nonetheless Monarch have been compared to the legends of this genre (Corrupted, Burning Witch, Sunno, etc.), and record after record, Monarch are proving these comparisons are accurate and true."
Quote from label: "HUATA and BITCHO decide to form an alliance to release this split LP under the sign of psychedelism. One year after their first full lenght ("Atavist of Mann", 2012), HUATA from Brittany comes back with two new tracks, a new psychedelic sludge dimension for this occult doom-stoner band that reminds SLEEP or ANCESTORS with very particular arrangements.
BITCHO from the Netherlands presents a long track (12 mn) with down tempo tunes a la GODFLESH and creeping sludge riffs with incatations. The record comes in a beautiful gatefold LP with a retro-futuristic cover made by Benjamin Moreau (HUATA)."
Limited to 500 copies.
Quote : Official Re-Release of demo from 1992 by this cult horde from the Netherlands! 8 tracks of crushing Satanic Black Metal, not for those into melodic and nice modern Fun Pagan Hippie Bullshit Black Metal!!! One of STI's first crimes against humanity now re-released with reworked layout, Pro-Cover and Tape Sticker.
Deluxe set edition including cards and a piece of an old ink pad in a special envelope, limited to 99 handnumbered copies.
few copies still available
March 27th 2015 was a date of choice for Sektarism. The congregation made one of its first ceremony in Paris, co-headlining a night organized by its long-time friends and supporters from Le Fleuve Mécanique. The scene was set at Les Voûtes, an old industrial vault with a unique atmosphere, alongside a gathering of experimental artists such as Helel (for a listening session of their last tape), Concrete Flesh and Ensemble S.A.I. . Our Holy Ritual Doom was merged with some of the best that harsh noise and contemporary music can offer, a demanding and special mix of musical integrism. This event ended as one of Sektarism’s most powerful and immersive ceremony ever, a paroxysm of devotion hopefully recorded.
The result was so satisfying that Sektarism decided to release this recording as a testimony of both this remarkable celebration and the bonds that link us to all the artists that shared the stage this night.
Strictly limited, ‘Les Voûtes’ is a taped declaration of spiritual frenzy and musical fanaticism.
A mark of excellence to push the boundaries of extreme music.