Last november, I saw DEATH ENGINE on their Amen Tour in Leipzig and was totally blown away. I didn't see such an intense three-piece noise band since ages, to be exact: since flu.ID broke up. These french dudes play some kind of violent & obscure noise/hardcore with brutal riffs, cutthroat vocals and a really really outstanding ritualistic-hypnotic drumming. An awesome live band, which already released a four-track 10" EP.
I'm happy to announce, that DEATH ENGINE will record a full-length at the end of the year and release it via Apocaplexy Records & Throatruiner Records in 2015. Hugues PZZL will take care of the artwork, again. Can't wait.
All preorders are packed and in the mail! Thanks for the support, really appreciated.
Special thanks go out to Pierre Johansson, Karl Daniel Lidén, Magnus Jaschke, Kristoffer Patrick Cornils, Frank Welle, Anika Mezni & Theresia Parsby.
Now go out and see Terra Tenebrosa live:
10.04.2014 - Berlin, GER - Cassiopeia
11.04.2014 - Tilburg, NL - Roadburn Festival
13.04.2014 - Münster, GER - Sputnik Café
15.04.2014 - Munich, GER - Backstage Club
16.04.2014 - Nova Gorica, SLO - Mostovna
17.04.2014 - Segrate/Milan, I - Magnolie
18.04.2014 - Delemont, CH - Impetus Festival
19.04.2014 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
20.04.2014 - Köln, GER - Underground
21.04.2014 - Hamburg, GER - Hafenklang
Terra Tenebrosas V.I.T.R.I.O.L. marks the transformation of The Cuckoo, the main figure behind Terra Tenebrosa, from the albums The Tunnels to The Purging.
This makes totally sense, because the record features two lenghty tracks from both album recording sessions. Side A track Draining The Well is once again a nearly 18 minutes long, oppressing journey through both, the dark mind of The Cuckoo as well as the listener's. It finally erupts from dark ambiances into a loud, violent final. Side B track Apokatastasis has with just about 7 minutes a more straight-forward approach, with guitars well known from Breach. Apokatastasis was the first sign ever from The Cuckoo, it gave birth to Terra Tenebrosa and what became The Tunnels and The Purging. Underlying both tracks are those strange, buzzig vocals, which evoke numerous dark stories and events in the listener's mind. Again and again.
V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels is closing a chapter, it puts an end to the conceptual approach of both albums, The Tunnels and The Purging. The new Terra Tenebrosa according to The Cuckoo is faster, more violent and… ugly.
Yep, it is true. Epitaph Europe licensed another pressing to Apocaplexy Records due the fact of the enormous response of the vinyl release of Kollapse (the record sold out within 5 weeks). Again 500 copies w/ high quality printed gatefold jackets on clear red vinyl.
Kristoffer Cornils did a long and interesting interview with The Cuckoo, the head behind Terra Tenebrosa. The whole interview in english is here. If you click the image, you'll get the german shortened and printed interview in the current Ox Fanzine #111. Thanks Kristoffer.
We finished up the cover for the tesptressings of Terra Tenebrosas latest masterpiece "The Purging" and the first vinyl release of Breachs "Kollapse". Every cover is handscreened, has a 5mm spine and comes around on a 450g cardboard (straight from Finland).
Breach - Kollapse
testpress ltd 31
Terra Tenebrosa - The Purging
rejected testpress ltd 16
approved testpress ltd 16
The Debut of Terra Tenebrosa The Tunnels is repressed on black vinyl. 500 copies with black innersleeves and a DIN A2 fold out poster.
Get it while you can through the bigcartel store, head over to your local recordstore or beloved mailorder!
The vinyl release of Breachs Kollapse was a blast, the record sold out within 5 weeks!
Thanks for all the orders and the patience. Really appreciated.
After 12 years of the original release and 2 years of several tries, tons of emails and hours on the phone, Apocaplexy Records is proud to finally announce the vinyl edition of a true masterpiece, an enormous milestone of an album. Licensed by Epitaph Europe for a one time press of just 500 copies. At the moment it is totally unsure, if there will be a chance for a repress at some point.
The 180g records will contain the 11 original tracks cut on 45rpm, remastered from the old tapes by Karl Daniel Lidén and a previously unreleased track called Empty Hand, which was found during the process of remastering. Artwork was done again by long term Breach designer Pierre Johansson and is printed with silver ink & UV lacquer on 350g heavy gatefold jackets.