With Falls of Rauros‘ 4th full-length album, Vigilance Perennial, a vital complexity and multifaceted emotion is at the forefront of this stunning quartet’s musical creativity, drive and evolution. Ever since the opening notes of the Hail Wind and Hewn Oak debut, Falls of Rauros have never put on a mask to hide behind a false facade.
Yes their sound has indeed grown to embrace an otherworldly atmosphere that feels almost spiritual, but their songs possess endlessly layered riffs and thoughts from the heart that feel as real as the earth squishing up between your toes as you stop to appreciate the sound of the wind sailing through the pines.
Such an organic flow and endlessly dynamic rise and fall elevates the 5 songs of Vigilance Perennial from a multi-layered bout of aggression to beautiful moments of music that twist with a powerful and honest emotion rarely experienced within a musical mindset that others refer to as “black metal”.
Vigilance Perennial finds Falls of Rauros once again challenging the status quo, for the pure honesty and obvious love for truly unique songcrafting has in part distanced this band from any obvious genre defining terms. This music bleeds from the heart in a giving way, and we, the Bindrune and Nordvis alliance are proud to share our brothers’ stunning and healing work with the world.
Solo project of Encircling Sea’s R. Allen, Vaiya, was founded for the express purpose of channeling ritual energy through music. Where Encircling Sea is focused on the positive and physical aspects of spiritual change, conversely, Vaiya is the symbolic other, concentrated in darkness and turmoil.
The music, in both creation and performance, is used as a vehicle for awakening and transcendence in the metaphysical chaos and endeavours toward an enlightened physicality.
Vaiya encompasses ritual as an instrument of personal development, to deeper understand the self and exceed the delusion of modernity. To find the true path, buried deep within the blood memory, which will illuminate the ultimate conclusion of existence.
Influenced deeply by the Indo-European spiritual traditions in Nordic mythology, especially and specifically the spiritual power of the Runes, and the ancient Vedic texts, filtered through Black Metal and Folk, Vaiya is nothing new. Ultimately, it is something ancient and timeless.
Not meant for broad understanding, Vaiya is a journey outwards, from darkness toward the light that remains, free of shadows and void of confusion.
Both releases are re-issues of material only originally available on cassette.
‘Ginnheilagr‘ the phenomenal split release between Panphage and Thul from two-thousand-and-sixteen is available on CD. This rare release was originally only released on cassette in a sparse quantity.
Nordvis are glad to present this collaborative work between two truly unique artists – now for a wider audience. The significant style of Panphage is perfectly woven together with the gloomy ambient soundscapes of Thul . Remarkable.
Re-issue of Panphage‘s highly acclaimed debut album “Storm“. Previously only released on cassette. Vinyl version will be announced later.
“There may be no moment more glorious in black metal than when the underground shines with blazing inspiration. Panphage, a one-man band from Sweden, was a completely unknown to me entity before this summer, when I was introduced by a friend to their “Ursvöl” demo, a raw exemplar of 90’s Scandinavian black metal riffing with a pinch of folk embedded in guitar-parts structure, ending up as a beautiful descendant of the pagan spirit of the once-mighty Norwegian scene.
This year’s “Storm” is the debut album of the band, released in this spectacular cassette edition via Ætergap Productions. As was apparent from their numerous (6) quality demo releases (“Ætt Loka” & “Ursvöl” being their crowning achievements) Panphage is not a one-hit wonder, and “Storm” showcases it in an excellent way.“_Via Industries of Inferno