2018 marks the 30th anniversary of MZ. 412. The long-awaited new album ‘Svartmyrkr’ has been born and will be released soon CD and double vinyl, pre-orders are being taken now.
‘A Perfect Pain‘ exudes the incredible power created by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge + Merzbow. ‘A Perfect Pain‘ has been hailed as an important album and an extremely successful collaboration.
To celebrate Cold Spring’s 250th release! Earthen – A Cold Spring Sampler a twenty-nine track compilation with an exclusive unheard track from COIL.
The Bow Gamelan Ensemble, which existed in England from about 1983 to 1991, is considerably less elegant and doesn’t feature much you’d confuse with an actual gamelan. But the basic concept — using lots of different percussion to produce an elaborate tapestry of sound — is the same. Just with a lot more pyrotechnics.
Swedish behemoths MZ. 412 return with their first full-length album in 12 years, once again asserting their dominion as the true Kings of Black Industrial.
“Svartmyrkr” is a massive tour de force that reinvents the classic sound of MZ. 412 whilst retaining their trademark malevolent harshness.
This album is dedicated to the true hell of the north – Helheim – and the giant goddess that rules it, Hel.
From blackened ritual incantations, to bleak yet beautiful dark ambient arrangements, to harsh bombastic orchestrations, this album exceeds all expectations.
MZ. 412 blur the lines between music, magick and reality. The earth trembles… the mountains quake… all light is vanquished.
The Swedish overlords darken the hearts and extinguish the souls of all who bear witness to “Svartmyrkr“.
CD in digipak / Black LP in gatefold sleeve / Ltd x 412 Blood Red vinyl in gatefold sleeve (via Cold Spring only!) / t-shirt with front + back print.
Komposed, rekorded and produced by Nordvargr, Ulvtharm, and Drakh 2015-2018 E.V.
Guitars on “Lokastafr Ablaze With The Thorns Of Death” by Kristoffer Oustad.
Additional atmospheres and vibrations by Siegfried Meinertz.
Artwork by Axel Torvenius.
A massive double CD to celebrate Cold Spring’s 250th release! Twenty-nine tracks – including an exclusive unheard track from COIL.
An unrivaled collection of Industrial, Esoteric, Dark Ambient, Ritual, Drone, Power Electronics, Doom, Death Industrial, Experimental, Torch Songs, Electronica. Unearth the world of Cold Spring! Ltd x 4000 copies in a gatefold ecopak.
I • MERZBOW / GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE (Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle) •SHE SPREAD SORROW • PENNY RIMBAUD (Crass) • NDE • SONOLOGYST • NYTT LAND • DET KÄTTERSKÄ FORBUND(Nordvargr + Trepaneringsritualen) • PSYCHIC TV • KHOST • LEFT HAND RIGHT HAND • THE NEW BLOCKADERS • THE TELESCOPES • VIVIANKRIST (Gallhammer) • ILPO VÄISÄNEN (Pan Sonic) •COIL •
II • MZ. 412 • ANNI HOGAN (Marc And The Mambas, The Willing Sinners) feat LYDIA LUNCH • XERXES THE DARK • SHIFT • JOTUNSPOR (Gorgoroth + Wardruna) • MAYUKO HINO (C.C.C.C.) • ZENI GEVA & STEVE ALBINI (Shellac, Big Black) • C.3.3. (Test Dept.) • COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER • SOFT ISSUES • COLOSSLOTH • COIL + ZOS KIA (Mekon) + MARC ALMOND (Soft Cell) • TUNNELS OF ĀH • BARRY ADAMSON (Magazine, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) + PAN SONIC + THE HAFLER TRIO •
Since 1983, Bow Gamelan Ensemble have inspired generations of artists with their radical practices and explosive performances.
Charged with their individual virtuosity in performance art, avant-garde music and kinetic sculpture, their sound installations and performances are immersed in an orchestra of instruments made from scrap metal, electric motors, river barges and domestic objects including glass sheets, light bulbs and fireworks.
A dissonance between ‘noise’ and ‘meaningful utterance’ that will astonish the ears and ravish the imagination with unearthly magic.
Guests: Z’EV, Nicola Kate Heys, Thames Steam Launch Co., Eel Pie Marine.
30th anniversary reissue of the sought-after LP from 1988, on CD for the first time. Mastered by Denis Blackham (Skye Mastering). Digipak.
‘A Javanese instrument made up of bells, chimes, gongs and various other percussive elements, the gamelan is one of the most elegant music-making devices ever created.
The Bow Gamelan Ensemble, which existed in England from about 1983 to 1991, is considerably less elegant and doesn’t feature much you’d confuse with an actual gamelan.
But the basic concept — using lots of different percussion to produce an elaborate tapestry of sound — is the same. Just with a lot more pyrotechnics.
Formed by percussionist Paul Burwell, performance artist Anne Bean (previously of tongue-in-cheek glam-rockers Moody and the Menstruators) and sculptor Richard Wilson (later famous for insane large-scale artworks like this one), Bow Gamelan specialized in creating site-specific, large-scale industrial art installations, often over water, upon which they would then perform semi-improvised musique concrète works featuring scrap metal, motors, air compressors and various other industrial noise-making devices.
Their shows typically climaxed in explosions, fireworks and bursts of flame.’_Weirdest band in the world.
The incredible power created by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Psychic TV / Throbbing Gristle) – the founding father of the Industrial world, and MERZBOW – the undisputed king of Japanese Noise.
Recorded exclusively for Cold Spring, with five brand new tracks, “A Perfect Pain” has been hailed as an important album and an extremely successful collaboration.
First edition LP on 180g vinyl. Printed inner sleeve with all lyrics and download code. Third CD edition, first time in digipak including 8-page booklet with all lyrics. Remastered for CD and vinyl by The Cage Studios.
“It’s a great opportunity to take a hard look back at a recording that defined and defied its era, and it’s impossible to think this was released two decades ago…
In the end most listeners will be left with a slightly distended lower jaw as this is one of those records that takes no prisoners, well worth a second spin”. (Toneshift)