Buy Perchta’s music: https://prophecy.lnk.to/perchta-ufang
Taking its name from a pagan goddess revered among the people in the Upper German and Austrian Alps, Perchta from Tyrol, Austria, were founded in 2017 and channel the deity’s essence to keep alive regional traditions that have been trivialized over time to fit modern conveniences.
In its epic scope, Ufång sounds like a tempest of tremolo guitars and ritualistic folk with a voice on top to pierce marrow and bone. Remarkably, Perchta is also a functional live formation, sporting extravagant light and stage properties made from driftwood between which the front woman will sermonize, face-painted in historical black garb with embroidered belt and cast-iron broom…
Release date: April 10th
Buy Live In Bitterfeld: https://prophecy.lnk.to/secrets-of-the-moon-bitterfeld
New album Black House: https://prophecy.lnk.to/secrets-of-the-moon-black-house
Originally released on cassette in 2002 and limited to only 200 copies, Live In Bitterfeld shows an early incarnation of Secrets Of The Moon performing at club Festung Bitterfeld, Germany, on December 8th, 2001. These cult recordings are now available on vinyl for the first time ever, carefully restored and remastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony Studios (Urfaust, Sodom, Destruction).
Apart from demo material from the late 1990s, the band – back then comprised of front man sG, bass player Daevas and drummer Thelemnar – paid justice to their debut Stronghold Of The Inviolables (2001) as well as its forthcoming successor Carved In Stigmata Wounds (2004) and closed the evening with Darkthrone’s ‘Under A Funeral Moon.’
On its printed inner sleeve, the Live in Bitterfeld LP also offers so far unreleased photographs from the event as well as the trio’s tour with Godless North, Krieg and Inquisition. 300 copies available.
Release date: May 8th
Moon Far Away’s discography: https://prophecy.lnk.to/Moon-Far-Away-2019
Once referred to as “the heart of Russian gothic folk” or “The Russian Dead Can Dance,” Moon Far Away has released four studio albums, a live album, several singles and numerous collaborations since their inception in 1994 and played festivals across Russia and Europe. Moon Far Away have dedicated themselves to the continuation of their home region’s tradition, both musically and culturally. By combining traditional European culture and the soundscapes of the Russian North with influences from classic neo folk and modern technology, the music of Moon Far Away is a unique artistic expression where West meets East.
Buy Vuur & Zijde and Impavida’s music: https://vuurenzijde.bandcamp.com/album/vuur-zijde-impavida
“The body will not be moved, but the heart can not resist the tug and pull …”
In advance of their forthcoming debut album via Prophecy Productions / Lupus Lounge, newly formed black metal trio Vuur & Zijde (“fire and silk”) – featuring members of Laster, Nusquama and Terzij de Horde – introduce themselves on a split-release alongside the similarly enigmatic Impavida.Meant not for the faint-hearted but all those who seek transcendental aural darkness, the groups’ self-titled joint effort stimulates imagination and – ultimately – leads to remarkable revelations.
Vuur & Zijde / Impavida is available as Digipak CD and on vinyl (black, ltd. transparent green).
Release date: May 8th