up next: Death Engine - Mud LP



Apocaplexy is proud to announce the forthcoming release of DEATH ENGINE's debut album 'Mud'.

The album is due out March 2nd, 2015 on 180 gram vinyl and CD via Throatruiner Records and Apocaplexy Records. Artwork by Hugues Pzzl.

Following the release of their abrasive debut EP 'Amen', DEATH ENGINE made a brutal entrance in 2013 with a couple of European tours – a string of infernal outbreaks that have little in common with your average live show. The now four-piece from Lorient, France spent most of 2014 working on their debut album 'Mud', which was once again recorded by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle and mastered by Sylvain Biguet.

Behind their ascetic, less-is-more work ethic, DEATH ENGINE's sound remains evasive – oscillating between dark, desperate noise rock and metallic downpours of petrifying violence, bleak shoegazing guitar work and gigantic industrial dirges, cathartic climaxes and merciless tribal-ritual rhythms that could last forever. 'Mud' features seven new tracks that deliver the coup de grâce, exploring new fields while still pushing the band’s trademark visceral tension to unreachable highs.



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Breach - Venom 2xLP



Venom

The circle is nearly complete: Apocaplexy lastly releases Breach's infamous album 'Venom' on vinyl. Originally released by longtime conspirators Burning Heart closely prior the new millennium it is probably the bands most well received work. Through a connection to Neurosis it even saw a US licensing by Relapse Records. This deal wasn't built to endure for a long period. About the time Relapse started to show bigger interest in working closely with Breach, the band and it’s internal relations started to deteriorate.

'Venom' was the breaking point for Breach. The steps away from the classical hardcore into a heavier, darker and more complex approach were taken slowly but steady – 'Venom' was the defining moment for what this band was capable of and what made them so unique. The heavy riffing, meditative and almost tribal rhythms, the overall claustrophobic atmosphere alongside the trademark vocals and apocalyptic lyrics made this record one of a kind. This record even brought a full-on music video in form of the instrumental 'Diablo' with airplay on global music programs. Still Breach unfortunately only made a small impact in the overall picture of heavy music, only gaining a small circle of loyal fans. Over the years this group of loyal admirers grew in numbers and Breach's influence on contemporary heavy music is unmistakable – and 'Venom' was the main reason for this.

Now for the first time in years the record will be available on vinyl again. After bringing 'Godbox' and 'Kollapse' to vinyl, Apocaplexy is proud to announce the second coming of 'Venom' in it’s full glory, licensed by Epitaph Europe, remastered by Karl Daniel Lidén, cut on 45rpm, pressed on 180g vinyl and with a newly designed LP artwork by Pierre Johansson, which is printed full colour & Pantone on heavy gatefold jackets.







pressing info:
100 clear
400 black

www.apocaplexy.bigcartel.com



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Death Engine (2k15)

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.



Death Engine bandcamp
Death Engine facebook

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Terra Tenebrosa - V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels LP



V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels LP

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.



pressing info:
100 clear sold out
400 black

you can still order the record here: www.apocaplexy.bigcartel.com




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



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preorder: Terra Tenebrosa - V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels LP



V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels LP

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.



pressing info:
100 clear
400 black

preorder here: www.apocaplexy.bigcartel.com
release date: April 10, 2014




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



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Breach - Kollapse 2xLP Repress



Kollapse Repress

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.



pressing info:
500 clear red

www.apocaplexy.bigcartel.com



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Terra Tenebrosa Interview in the current Ox Fanzine #111

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.


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Kollapse & The Purging testpress covers

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







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The Tunnels 2xLP Repress / Kollapse 2xLP



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.

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Breach - Kollapse 2xLP



Kollapse

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.







pressing info:
100 clear
400 black

www.apocaplexy.bigcartel.com



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