AVAILABLE NORTHERN HERITAGE RELEASES:|
*ARMON KUILU "armon kuilu" mcd (7.00,-)
"The first release from Totuuden Sarvi Levyt is a piece of Finnish art destined to remain in the minds of those who hear it. The debut mini-album by Armon Kuilu is a funereal musical journey. two long progressive compositions built out mostly of classical piano. strings. orchestral drums. singing. prayers and invocations in male and female voices. More of a gothic work than a total assault on the senses. yet one must remember that the word gothic is often abused in connotation with just a melancholic form of new age entertainment music but here the soundscapes bring to mind images of forlorn cemetaries. initiatory cults. bloodletting. woodlands and altered states of consciousness. At times the melodies of chamber music break out into squeals. groans and crackling which haunt the space and resonate with the Finnish poetry. that most of the time reminds one of a satanic ceremony. Some passages sound familiar to the listeners of European avantgarde and progressive music such as ACTUS. ART ZOYD and releases from the label Athanor. Post-industrial fans should also listen to this work but remember that this is not your generic so-called occult album with the usual Crowley spoken parts. Instead this is a deeply personal work with challenging classical and sometimes jazz or progressive melodies composed by the master behind the project and performed by real musicians with authentic instruments and also utilizing real actors for the various voices and spoken parts. Believe me. you will hear the difference. The mini-album comes in a black & white sleeve with a full color 8-page art booklet (size 7x7"). built from nature-mystical imagery shot on infrared film."
*BAPTISM "As The Darkness Enters" cd (7.00,-)
Since 1998 Baptism has casted its grim shadow over Finnish landscape. "Satanic Rituals" and "Sons Of Ruin & Terror" demo tapes were noticed by few. but already debut album "The Beherial Midnight" (NH 2002) was firm milestone marking their path of rise from depths of underground among widely praised elite of Finnish Black Metal. "Morbid Wings Of Sathanas" (NH 2005) and "Grim Arts Of Melancholy" (NH 2008) together with handful of smaller releases between major works made clear intent of Baptism is to go further. Each time sink into deeper levels of darkness. Baptism has continued their firm path of esoteric satanism and evading surrounding trends of genre. Not only remaining faithful to bands spirit. but perfecting it's musical representation. "As The Darkness Enters" (NH 2012) is logical step higher. where every element of band has gained strength. From writing of riffs. to composition and balance of sound. 2012 Baptism radiates the confidence of its mastermind to combine freezing melancholy. cold razor sharp fierce aggression. traditions of heavy black metal and
atmospheric dark melodies. Blend it together in ways only Baptism can. therefore making it constantly harder and harder to point references to other bands. Comes in jewelbox. with 12 pages booklet including all the lyrics. Northern Heritage.
*BAPTISM "Grim Arts of Melancholy" cd (7.00,-)
BAPTISM is known as one of the most reliable Finnish black metal acts with it´s instantly recognizable. yet deeply traditional. sort of puritanical "Eliterian" musical worship and esotericism. Referencing both older metal and a newly awakened purpose for a more extreme form of Luciferian art. BAPTISM´s work is always more than mere music - it´s a theistic black metal ceremony. As it is. "Grim Arts of Melancholy" stands as a natural continuation of the work BAPTISM initiated in the 90´s. Sargofagian´s articulated vocals unveil mysteries of a blackest nature in the foreground of a deeply darkened. almost insane. mostly mid-paced riffscape. which seems this time to have kept to a minimum the use of beautiful counterpointing of melodies. Old-school thrashing parts are captured amidst songs in their flight across godless depths. yet return to obscurity as soon as the listener is awakened from the morbid trance of a mid-paced minor key hammering. For most of the time the whole album sounds like one single extended ceremonial track dedicated to Azazel or some other force whose name is unknown to mankind. It achieves this atmosphere without using standard tricks such as extremely lo-fi production; in fact. this one probably has the clearest and most dynamic production BAPTISM ever had. It serves it´s purpose here to highlight the nature of the album as a sort of anti-symphony. a prayer. a clear vision of doom. The messages of BAPTISM´s "Grim Arts" are serious prophecies. not entertaining background music!
6 panel cover booklet including exclusive artwork and for the first time all lyrics printed also in CD version.
*BAPTISM "The Beherial Midnight" cd (7.00,-)
Pre-order! Shipping mid/late may!
*BAPTISM "Wisdom & Hate" cd (7.00,-)
Re-issue of classic Baptism release that was originally very limited mcd and lp. This version includes all material of vinyl version, making both formats equal in length. This is pre-order! Shipping in mid/late may!
*CLANDESTINE BLAZE "Deliverers of Faith" cd (12.00,-)
4th album! Black metal. 12 pages booklet. in jewelbox. Northern Heritage. Retail orders: www.nhfastore.net
*CLANDESTINE BLAZE "falling monuments" cd (12.00,-)
2010 album of Clandestine Blaze underlines the core of black metal as it has been interpreted by it. Utmost focus on the core elements of riffs. melody. song structures and lyrics. leaving out everything unnecessary. In stripped down simplicity of sound. music and artwork it continues logical journey since Church Of Atrocity. with more distorted. lethal and fierce sound. Northern Heritage.
*CLANDESTINE BLAZE "Fire Burns In Our Hearts" cd (12.00,-)
3 pressings before has been made by Blackmetal.com and latest been sold out for years (came in 2006). Now 4th marks it's return to Northern Heritage's catalogue. Music is 100% same (no remastering etc!). cover artwork is slightly different - like it has been in most pressings. No new additions. just adjusted old graphics. Significant difference would be that cover is 8 page booklet with all lyrics. including also previously unseen outro lyrics! NH-001 / 2012.
*CLANDESTINE BLAZE "Harmony Of Struggle" CD (12.00,-)
Clandestine Blaze 2013 album is another step widening the concepts started in previous albums. 40 minutes of pure Finnish Black Metal!
*CLANDESTINE BLAZE "New Golgotha Rising" CD (12.00,-)
Out Now! 2015 album of Clandestine Blaze. Black Metal. Northern Heritage.
*DEATH CITADEL "Bestial Antaumus" cd (12.00,-)
Finally CD of the cult recording from depth of Finnish black metal underground! Last Rites
*DEATH CITADEL "unland spidercult" CD (12.00,-)
One of utmost Finnish cult demos from past. 50+ minutes of original black/death worship. Released by: Last Rites, exclusively distributed by Northern Heritage and Werewolf records!
*DIABOLI "invocation" cd (12.00,-)
Diaboli is one of the oldest black metal bands of Finland. who have never stopped. never wimped out. never compromised. Only short time obstacles of prison sentences and suicides in the ranks of band has made few moments of silence. “Invocation” was already recorded couple years back. but NH has kept delaying the release simply to avoid too many releases appear on short period of time. From “Kirous” and “Antichrist” albums. Diaboli heads towards darker and more sinister lethal black metal assault. No keyboard intros. Less of the Nordic thin razor guitars. It is still 100% guaranteed Diaboli. now with heavier guitars. deeper bassier sound quality. Nothing is hidden below the layers of distortion. No emo/shoegazer. but simply amazing great punishing riffs one after another. In the Finnish scene. often dominated by melodies and harmonies. the power of ultimate RIFFS is undeniable! Feel the strength of Diaboli’s Invocation!! NH-069
*EXORDIUM "In Wrath Principle" cd (12.00,-)
Debut full length. Known from 10"/mCD. 7". live tape. V/A Crushing The Holy Trinity. but in first album Exordium is stronger than ever! Fast and aggressive black metal from Finland! NORTHERN HERITAGE
*EXORDIUM "s/t" mcd (7.00,-)
intro + 3 songs in 24 minutes. Previously been released by NH as 10" vinyl, limited 400 copies and sold out long ago. CD version is re-mastered with louder and clearer drums. Booklet with lyrics and lay-out following the dark style of original 10" version. Raw, but well played black metal ! See their interview in NH#3 zine! Northern Heritage.
*INCRIMINATED "death noize" mCD (7.00,-)
Some copies left. Link to sample added. the ugliest and nastiest old school metal of death!! For woshippers of filth. The best possible ending for the band to retire at the highest moments of their career. Previously 10” vinyl now also as mCD! Northern Heritage NH-061
*INCRIMINATED "miracle of purity" cd (12.00,-)
Killer old school attack. contains both the slow and painful tracks and midpaced lethal attacks. Hellhammer / Onslaught / Deathstrike etc.. Not one of those mindless retro projects with silly names and intentional ultra cliches. here´s the real deal. Originally pressed only 500 copies. now 2nd edition of 500 ! Northern Heritage.
*INFERI "s/t" cd (12.00,-)
CD collects all Inferi demo material before the debut album. Includes complete unreleased demo #3 as well! 58 minutes of raw and depressive Finnish black metal. Released by: Last Rites, exclusively distributed by Northern Heritage and Werewolf records!
*MUSTA SURMA / BLOODHAMMER / ANNIHILATUS "Christian Genocide" CD (12.00,-)
Story of this release appears to be too long to tell. It dates back almost decade. Originally release was scheduled to be released on new starting Finnish label. and after they quit. whole project was taken over by NH. Over the years. small changes in plans. modified tracklists. attempts to release postponed further... Yet finally after many many years of waiting. 3 horrid Finnish black metal bands assault your ears. Musta Surma material is from same session as Crushing The Holy Trinity and 7" on EAL prod. Cold and cruel black metal. Bloodhammer offers 3 tracks from 3 different sessions. From heavy and boneheaded old school brutality to majestic atmospheric midpaced darkness. Annihilatus does what they do the best. brute and offensive declaration of war and annihilation. Also featured in track "Christian Genocide" where members of each 3 bands join forces! CD out now. LP will be available early march. NH-082
*PHLEGEIN "Ancient Battlegrounds" mCD (7.00,-)
Back in stock!! Quickly sold out cd version of the debut release (also available on tape/10") available again. Identical to first pressing.
Since 2003. this is first completely new band to be signed on Northern Heritage. Debute release delivers pure black metal. not so far from some past NH releases (old Deathspell Omega. Musta Surma. etc..). Cold freezing sound. totally gimmick free black metal focusing on basic elements. No subgenre following. no artificial fake ideologies. Only total black metal. nothing less. nothing more! NH-071
*PHLEGEIN "From The Land of Death" cd (12.00,-)
Phlegein completed their 2nd full length, "From The Land of Death" album! They offer absolutely strongest material so far! Razor sharp sound, ripping vocals, excellent songs of pure Finnish black metal! Each song of album is strong, filled with killer riffs. Northern Heritage NH-090.
*PHLEGEIN "silver veins" cd (12.00,-)
The time has come to reveal Phlegeins first full length recording. CD is out now (1.2.2013) and black vinyl LP and shirt will be out early march. For those who have felt the power of previous mCD/10"/tape and 7". album will provide further experience. following their established style. yet still darker. heavier and thicker approach. Album is filled with nearly 46 minutes of authentic Finnish Black Metal without compromise. Listen "Lost Ancient Echoes" and "Layers of Torment" from the album at the discography page (link to official site). NH-081
*SATANIC WARMASTER "Black Katharsis" mcd (7.00,-)
first mCD. Northern Heritage
2nd-Hand *EXORDIUM "In Wrath Principle" LP (11.00,-)
Finally out after long delays! Completely re-mastered for vinyl record with much more fierce and primitive sound. Now razorsharp guitar work dominating album instead of heavy drum blast. For those who want clean and nice. look for the CD version. Those who was harder and darker. LP is a must. Packaged in full color gatefold sleeve. Fast black metal assault for the strong mind not following the trendy subgenres.
Special offer: but LP + Exordium T-shirt for bundle discount price of 20 euro!! T-shirts only available in limited quantities!