Friday, July 29, 2011

LOD 021: Cultus Sabbati Image

Looking good, eh!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

LOD August 2011 Update: New Releases!!!

New Releases Available for Order Now:

LOD 018, Niege Et Noirceur “Philosophie des Arts Occultes,” and
LOD 021, Cultus Sabbati “Descent Into The Maelstrom”:

Available for pre-order now and will be shipped beginning on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011.

We are really excited to have two new releases out this month from two of our favorite artists that we don’t hear enough about: Neige et Noirceur and Cultus Sabbati. These are both very limited cassettes and professionally dubbed on chrome, high bias, tape.

The Neige et Noirceur release ranges from very frozen ambient passages to full on black on black blackened black metal. The release captures the out-of-print Philosophie des Arts Occultes on side A, and Thanatonaut, a piece inspired by a science fiction novel by Bernard Werber titled Les Thanatonautes, on side B.

Cultus Sabbati is a not a group of musicians, but a group of people possessed and ultimately absent from any location, time, or space. “Descent Into the Maelstrom” is a batch of tracks intuitively and mystically linked, each track ebbing and flowing into the next. It’s an album documenting a band possessed, an album that draws you in and forces you into a similar state, or rather, another dimension. You can download their first release “The Garden of Forking Ways” for free at The Quietus.

All new orders will be shipped starting Tuesday, August 2nd.

Artist: Neige et Noirceur
Title: Philosophie des Arts Occultes
Format: Cassette
Catalog Number: LOD 018
Edition Size: 100 copies

Neige & Noirceur "Rituel Incantatoir du grimoire du sorcier " [Excerpt] by Landofdecay


Philosophie des Arts Occultes
A1) Loudon (5:40)
A2) Rituel incantatoire du grimoire du sorcier (10:43)
A3) Oija (8:03)

B) Thanatonaut (18:10)


Artist: Cultus Sabbati
Title: Descent Into The Maelstrom
Format: Cassette
Catalog Number: LOD 021
Edition Size: 93 copies

Cultus Sabbati "Adrift At Sea" by Landofdecay

A1) Adrift at Sea (3:55)
A2) Tempest’s Edge (10:03)
A3) Mouth of the Beast (8:46)
B1) Walls of the Abyss (12:56)
B2) Beneath the Waves (3:00)
B3) Descent Into the Maelstrom (8:12)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Locrian 7" Pre-order at Flingco Sound

You can now pre-order the upcoming Locrian "Dort Ist Der Weg b/w Frozen in Ash" 7" with digital download on the Flingco Sound website.

Link here.

Also, get ready for next week. We'll have some rare Locrian stuff in the LOD store along with some great new LOD tapes.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Inarguable on "Persistence In Mourning"

Jon at The Inarguable reviewed the Persistence In Mourning tape. If you haven't been reading this blog then you definitely should start since they are writing about some of the more interesting releases out there.

Link here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lurkers Path on Locrian "Dort Ist Der Weg b/w Frozen in Ash" 7"

More kind words on our upcoming 7".

Link here.

Pre-order will be available here soon.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

HSS on Locrian "Dort Ist Der Weg b/w Frozen in Ash" 7"

A very early and very kind review of our upcoming 7" on Flingco Sound System.

Link here.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Locrian/Mammifer Recording Notes

Here are some of Aaron Turner and Faith Coloccia's notes from the Locrian/Mammifer collaborative recording that took place in June.

Randall Dunn will be mixing the recording the release in August and it will be out someday via Profound Lore (CD) and Utech/Sige Records on LP (or possibly 2xLP?).

Nice Locrian Feature Article in

Link here.


Fucinemute wrote, what seems to be, a very kind article about Locrian so if you understand Italian then please check it out.

Friday, July 15, 2011

LAND OF DECAY RELATED: Dark Matter/Dunkle Materie Zine & DVD w/ Alexander Binder

DARK MATTER/DUNKLE MATERIE is now available in the LAND OF DECAY shop. Here is a video flip through of the zine with some preview material of the DVD that comes with it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Locrian "Dort Ist Der Weg b/w Frozen in Ash" 7" Coming in Fall 2011

This will be the cover for the upcoming Locrian "Dort Ist Der Weg b/w Frozen in Ash" 7"/digital single that Flingco Sound System will be releasing in Fall 2011.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Territories LPs

Just got some copies of the Locrian "Territories" LPs in stock. These are sold out from just about everywhere.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

LAND OF DECAY RELATED: Dark Matter/Dunkle Materie Zine w/ Alexander Binder

For 2011 LOCRIAN member TERENCE HANNUM will be making a publication every other month. January's NEGATIVE LITANIES was the compendium documenting the monthly 2010 series and exhibition. March's ABLATION. was a clandestine dissection of some video footage featuring BLOODYMINDED. For May HANNUM joined forces with frequent collaborator SCOTT TRELEAVEN and made DEATH POSTURE. For July he has collaborated with ALEXANDER BINDER and they made DARK MATTER/DUNKLE MATERIE

DARK MATTER/DUNKLE MATERIE combines the haunting photography of German based artist Alexander Binder in visual collaboration with artist/musician Terence Hannum. In a limited edition of 200, this deluxe black and white publication comes in a printed black envelope and contains a DVDr of one of Hannum's recent videos Epiclesis (10m38s / 2011).

Separated by the centerfold, where the DVD is affixed, this publication is composed of two distinct parts by each artist. On one side Hannum's hazy black and white video stills, dissected from the video on the DVD, are edited for the printed page creating a murky narrative between frozen landscapes and a mysterious ritualistic musical event. On the other side Binder's foggy photographs present a procession of profane images, some lost to their process, and others more explicit in their intensity. We witness altars, sacrifices and wonderful abstractions.

More on Alexander Binder:
Alexander Binder was born on Halloween night 1976 in the Black Forest/Germany. He’s a totally self taught photographer, having never attended a photo class in his life. Even his lenses are mostly self built from optical toys, old soviet cameras, prisms or plastic crap. A fan of Hans Bellmer and Herbert List, Alexander creates mystical and ethereal photos which are characterized by a strong passion for the spiritual, the surreal and the occult.

Edition of 200
w/ DVD of Hannum's new 10m38s video piece Epiclesis
40 Pages
B&W Color Copies
Comes inside a black 9" × 12" envelope with black xerox print on the outside
8.5" × 11"

$20 (US) / $25 (World)
Purchase from Terence Hannum

Friday, July 1, 2011

"New Dominions" Reviewed by Foxy Digitalis

Link here.


Here’s a release that is sure to bring a tear of joy to the eye and a fresh well of drool to the lips. It’s an instant classic! Everything about this record is aimed to please. First, there’s the killer contributions of two of avant-metal’s finest, Horseback and Locrian. If you haven’t heard of them yet or have been hiding your head in the sand, you need to check them out before you miss out completely. They are two of the most cutting edge artists in the underground, and to have them together on one split is just awesome! Second, the art and graphic design is spectacular. Immediately, the unusual cover painting grabs your attention. It’s called The Wooden Word done by artist, Denis Forkas Kostromitin, along with the etching that’s printed in beautiful black ink on the full size insert called, Omega Auroch. And this brings me to the third coolest thing about this release: the art on the b-side of the record. It looks much like the etching, Omega Auroch, but is a lacquer engraving by Mark Willis. Absolutely stunning. I knew when this record dropped, that I’d put it on my best-of list for 2011. Now that I’ve experienced it firsthand there’s no question. It surely deserves the title. Killer in so many ways.

Okay, the tracks are grim slowburners that complement one another very well. Starting off with a nice track from Horseback called, The Gift we get more of a combo of Jenks Miller’s earlier work, mixed with some of the progression we heard on the very memorable The Invisible Mountain, and then there’s a complex maturity to the track which I am unable to define but undoubtedly hear as I go along. Unfortunately for me, an avid Horseback fan, Jenks’ track is significantly shorter than the Locrian contribution. However, it is so good. It starts off with a cloud of black haze that has a slight ring to stir the adrenaline and adds some effects in for good measure. Then climbing its way from the tomb of dark atmospheres is a raspy voice that chokes out some indecipherable garbles. Also introduced are some slow-tempoed drums that sound very Locrian-esque. It’s gone before you know it, and Locrian steps in with a very doomful couple of bass timbres that are so freaking soulful. Also prevalent in this track, Our Epitaph, are the chanted vocals that sound distant, like they’re rising up from your basement or something. I say they’re chanted because the words are really stretched out into long syllables that remind me of some of Bauhaus legend Peter Murphy’s lingering voice on In the Flat Field or Hollow Hills. Anyway, a couple looping effects build into what seems like a very long climax in the track. I thought for a moment that this one had locked grooves that would repeat the same moment until you stopped it. It eventually all boiled down and dissolved into some trailing noise that almost zips out of there. What stuck out the most to me were the two repeated bass tones that just weigh heavily in your skull like two anchors thrown over a war-torn ship of undead sailors. Incredibly powerful bass.

Impressive in every way, I give this record a standing ovation. I was even more wowed when I learned that the artists were intentionally trying new things on this record. I could tell, but I didn’t know if that was on purpose. Here’s what the label says:

“New Dominions is an epitaph to an era and a rebirth of another. Inspired by Alan Weisman’s book The World Without Us, it is the profound religious feel of the takeover events that stand out in Weisman’s detailed narration. While quite a bleak read, it successfully conveys an image of unstoppable sermon, a service of Life that would continue no matter if humanity or any other species cares to attend it. This collaborative release brings together two of the most exciting artists operating at the forefront of the underground. The groups’ willingness to explore new sounds, textures, and moods sets them apart from other artists operating in heavy music. New Dominions may be the most intense and brooding releases by either group. . . . New Dominions is an extremely heavy record, but has few of the typical characteristics of a heavy album.”

Both artists work with new dimensions of their projects to accomplish such an inspired release. To work outside of their box and to execute it so well is very deft. Both artists are becoming archmasters of their art. High lauds to them. Only 300 made.

Utech Records