Out Now! Four Burials Otesanek, Loss, Orthodox, Mournful Congregation & “Wreck and Reference”-Black Cassette LP

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Now shipping: Fo(u)r Burials – Otesanek, Loss, Orthodox, Mournful Congregation

Remastered edition of the legendary doom split with new artwork. Otesanek, Loss, Orthodox and Mournful Congregation each contribute a doomed track pertaining to a unified theme…

Housed in a four panel digipack with printing on the inner spine and includes a four panel insert with lyrics from each bands contribution. Artwork by CHIMÈRE NOIRE.

You can stream the entire recording over at Invisible Oranges.

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Now shipping: “Wreck and Reference”-Black Cassette LP

Finally! Wreck and Reference’s doomed electronic dark punk masterwork is ready to ship. Two 45rpm sides of Lo-fi misanthropy.

Wreck and Reference challenge orthodoxy and decimate genre conventions; doom has never sounded so apocalyptic. The sky is black, the soil is still burning, and the machines have won. You have never heard anything like this.

Pure misanthropic electronic doom.

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Regarding preorders: If you pre-ordered this record thank you very much. We are sorry it took so long. We rejected the initial test pressing and it took our manufacturer some time to recut it. This new cut sounds amazing! Thank you for patience this kind of thing does not happen often.

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Shipping now: Panopticon, Soon: Fo(u)r Burials-Otesanek, Loss, Orthodox, Mournful Congregation!

Fo(u)r Burials – Otesanek, Loss, Orthodox & Mournful Congregation – CD PRESALE

This is a reissue of the classic doom split that has been remastered and features new artwork by Chimere Noire.

Fo(ur) Burials is a lost classic of extreme doom, and has now finally, reverently been brought back into circulation by The Flenser. Featuring monolithic emissions from Mournful Congregation, Loss, Orthodox, and Otesanek, this four-track album reeks of desolation, the gnashing of teeth and virulent decay. “Heavy” does not begin to do these songs justice; the riffs stumble and crawl through an acid bath of feedback and distortion, dragging themselves along on broken knees. Funereal horde Mournful Congregation hail from Australia, and recently released a much-hailed compilation album via 20 Buck Spin, as well as news of a brand-new full-length and virgin US tour. With “Despond” (Profound Lore), Nashville’s Loss released one of the most painfully beautiful and critically-acclaimed albums of 2010, entombing listeners with a richly melodic, flowing shroud of depression. Orthodox’s ultra-minimal, droning, ambient take on the traditional rites of doom bleeds forth from Spain and belies the myth that sun breeds contentment. Otesanek, now-defunct and much-missed, crawled out of the filth and desperation of Philadelphia; their sludgy, crusty, unbearably brutal sound remains unmatched today. The quartet of compositions on Fo(ur) Burials are all very different, yet drawn together by a shared atmosphere of longing, sadness, and disgust for that which we call life. The cult of death is calling.
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This is a pre-sale. CDs should start shipping the first week of December which will be sooner before than these can be found in stores.

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Panopticon “Social Disservices” DLP/CD – ON SALE NOW

CD version is comes in a high gloss digipack with an insert.

DLP comes with a small poster and an insert and is limited to only 250 units and is about half way sold out as out of now. This will not last and almost all copies will be sold through mail order.
Mastered by Colin Marston of Krallice

Panopticon is the brainchild of one Austin Lundr, and has garnered considerable attention and critical acclaim for the project’s raw, atmospheric blend of black metal, crust, post-rock, and Appalachian folk. Aquarius Records have lauded them as “crusty weirdo mathy abstruse black metal, a buzzing blasting pounding onslaught of Pagan fury, rife with samples and all manner of strange sonic filigree,” and their description isn’t far off. Whereas Panopticon’s earlier full-length effort On the Subject of Mortality was an internal mediation on death, and Panopticon’s 2nd album Collapse anticipated the decline of government infrastructure, Social Disservices lashes out against a broken social services infrastructure that imprisons a silent minority. Social Disservices continues the blackened crust of Panopticon’s previous effort but with a bit more darkness this time. Think black noise with a dose of forlorn gaze. This is Panopticon’s darkest record and their most aggressive. 

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UPCOMING:

Wreck and Reference: “Black Cassette” is currently delayed but should be shipping around the first week of December. We had to reject the intital test pressing and this has caused delays with production. Thank you for your patience. The re-cut master sounds very good. Wreck and Reference are currently working on material for a full-length planned for release in 2012. You can preorder “Black Cassette” HERE

Lycus: The Flenser will be releasing bay area doom newcomers 2011 demo on vinyl in early 2012. The recording is currently being remastered and should go to press soon. Features re-imagined cover by Bryan Proteau. You can download the original version of the recording for free over at Aesop Dekkers blog: Cosmic Hearse

Also check out Graceless Recordingswho released the now sold-out tape version of this doom masterpiece.

Lake of Blood: We will be releasing a vinyl version of their full length “As Time And Tide Erodes Stone” album. This will feature new album art by the band.

BANDCAMP:

The Flenser has a bandcamp. You can download and/or stream many of our releases there. Please download Palace of Worm’s black metal inversion “Lifting the Veil.” It’s free.

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Pre-sale: Panopticon DLP/CD, Wreck and Reference LP

Wreck and Reference “Black Cassette” LP PRESALE

Wreck and Reference is electronic doom.

Hailing from Davis, the experimental duo play a unique mode of electronic doom tinged with no wave. Formed by Drummer (Ignat Frege) and multi-instrumentalist (Scour), the band’s live performances are a mixture of live drums and samples triggered by an MPC style controller, creating a sound that is as unique as it is rooted in the traditional heavy of guitar-driven doom.

The band drew the attention of many blogs with the self-released cassette Black Cassette. Later issued on CD by Music Ruins Lives, Black Cassette is as refreshing as it is confusing—a post post post trip laced with Cormac McCarthy, experimental noise and an angry bizarre influence we just can’t put our finger on. We The Flenser feel Black Cassette MUST see release on vinyl!


Photo by SF Sludge
The Flenser edition of Black Cassette was remastered for vinyl by Justin Weiss (Ludicra, Hammers of Misfortune, Agalloch, Bosse-de-Nage) and is limited to 300 units with 100 copies available on white wax.

Wreck and Reference “A Lament’ (remaster) by FlenserRecords

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Panopticon’s Darkest Album

Panopticon “Social Disservices” DLP/CD-PRE-ORDER NOW

Whereas Panopticon’s earlier effort On the Subject of Mortality was an internal mediation on death, and Panopticon’s 2nd album Collapse anticipated the decline of government infrastructure, Social Disservices lashes out against a broken social services infrastructure that imprisons a silent minority.

This is is Panopticon’s darkest record. Social Disservices continues the blackened crust of Panopticon’s previous effort but with a bit more darkness this time. Think black noise with a dose of forlorn gaze.

Mastered by Colin Marston of Krallice, with CD and vinyl formats each derived from unique masters, and the CD and LP each format has its own respective feel. Artwork painted by the band.

You can order can order the digipack CD version along with the vinyl at a discount package price.

DLP comes with a small poster and an insert and is limited to only 250 units. 100 units on clear vinyl.

CD is housed in a digipack with an insert.

Panopticon “Social disservices” preview by FlenserRecords

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SHIRTS! NOW SHIPPING!!

Wreck and Reference (Baboon)

 

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Out Now: Bosse-de-Nage CD/LP, Circle of Eyes CS, Flenser TS

Bosse-de-Nage’s second album CD/LP now shipping

This is the follow up to minimalist black metal weirdos Bosse-de-Nage’s self titled debut. This album was recorded in 2010 by Justin Weis and features a HUGE sound along with the Lousiville-styled post rock (think Slint not Godspeed) and the black metal weirdness that made Bosse-de-Nage’s debut a divisive genre defying classic. This is black metal, but black metal tinged with 20th century minimalism and outlandish vocals.

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Bosse-de-Nage: The Death Posture by FlenserRecords

 

Bdnsamples by FlenserRecords

 

Circle of Eyes “S/T” Cassette

Circle of Eyes is the ambient doom project from Sutekh Hexen’s Kevin Gan Yuen and Necrite’s Thrull. This recording also features vocals by J. from Swamp Witch. Three mammoth tracks spread over 37 minutes. The artwork was designed by Kevin Gan Yuen. The J-card is printed on thick stock and the images printed on the cassette came out very well. Shrink wrapped for your pleasure in an edition of 100.

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Circle of Eyes-Sampler by FlenserRecords

FLENSER! The t-shirt

We have a very limited number of Flenser shirts available in the store. Features “The Flenser” logo designed by Kevin Gan Yuen and printed on American Apparel stock.

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Bosse-de-Nage “ii” CD/LP Presale

This is the follow up to minimalist black metal weirdos Bosse-de-Nage’s self titled debut. This album was recorded in 2010 by Justin Weis and features a HUGE sound along with the Lousiville-styled post rock (think Slint not Godspeed) and black metal weirdness that made Bosse-de-Nage’s debut a divisive genre defying classic. This is black metal, but black metal tinged with 20th century minimalism and outlandish vocals.

The vinyl version is limited to 250 units. The first 100 are on white vinyl.

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The vinyl version is mastered specifically for vinyl whereas the CD version is mastered specifically for CD. Each format has different artwork both are available together for 5$ more than the cost of just the vinyl edition.

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A sample can be heard here:

Bdnsamples by FlenserRecords

Bandpage: http://bdn.greymetal.com/

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Out now: Panopticon “…On the Subject of Mortality”

We have copies of double vinyl version of Panopticon’s “…On the Subject of Mortality” now in the STORE

We have a couple copies of the clear version left. The pressing is limited to only 250 units on 2LP’s with an insert.

“…On the Subject of Mortality” is a fitting follow-up to Panopticon’s (Austin Lunn) 2009 release Collapse. Whearas “Collapse” depicted the collapse of society it is like “…On the Subject of Mortality” examines what is left after “The Collapse.” Lunn presents us with a deeply personal meditation on the self and mortality held together with raw production and intensive shoegazery.

…Seeing.. by FlenserRecords

 

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The Flenser logo by KEVIN Gan YUEN

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For Winter…


The tracks are long, and they build slow, the guitars spidery and softly reverby, the drums tribal, eventually exploding into thick swaths of blackened doom, the guitars grinding and chugging, the drums pounding, the vocals a demonic bellow, but even once the heaviness ensues, those spidery guitar melodies keep right on, intertwining with the heavier chug and churn, transforming what would otherwise be more standard doom/sludge into something weirdly washed out and sort of pretty. Aquarius Records

For Winter Fire is shipping now. Thank you to everyone that has pre-ordered. You can purchase Seidr’s “For Winter Fire” now through the Store.

This and other Flenser Releases will be distributed to retail customers in the US through RevolverUSA

Panopticon’s “…On the Subject of Mortality” DLP is moving fast. We have a few copies of the clear version left for pre-order through the Store.

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Pre-order: Panopticon 2xLP & SEIDR “For Winter Fire” now shipping

Now in the Flenser Store:
Panopticon’s “On the Subject of Mortality” 2xLP PRESALE
Seidr’s “For Winter Fire” CD Ready to ship.

 

Panopticon’s “…On the Subject of Mortality”
We are now preselling copies of Panopticon’s “…On the Subject of Mortality” 2xlp.

“…On the Subject of Mortality” is a fitting follow-up to Panopticon’s (Austin Lunn) 2009 release Collapse. Whearas “Collapse” depicted the collapse of society it is like “…On the Subject of Mortality” examines what is left after “The Collapse.” Lunn presents us with a deeply personal meditation on the self and mortality held together with raw production and intensive shoegazery.

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…Seeing.. by FlenserRecords

“…On the Subject of Mortality” was originally released in two halves. The material comprising “…On the Subject of Mortality” was split between CD-The Skagos/Panopticon Split CD released by The Flenser and the Panopticon/When Bitter Spring Sleeps Split CD released by Pagan Flames. Now The Flenser will be releasing this album as it was originally intended. Deluxe 2xLP mastered at 45 rpm with an insert and limited to 250 copies. We are releasing two versions:

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100 copies only available through The Flenser on clear vinyl including a patch.
150 copies on black vinyl.

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We should be shipping these in less than 6 weeks.
Seidr’s “For Winter Fire”
Seidr’s full length debut “For Winter Fire” is now ready to ship.

“For Winter Fire” is the doom project of Panopticon’s Austin Lunn and Wheels Within Wheels Wesley Crow. The album gotten a lot of buzz with tracks premiered on Brooklyn Vegan and Crustcake. There is plenty more to come from this band. Scroll down for audio.

“It is a rare delight to find an album that totally removes you from your surroundings and immerses you in a rich and deep universe of its own; this is precisely what Seidr have done with their debut For Winter Fire. Although the band’s roots lie in classic death/doom á la early Katatonia, they seamlessly blend an impressive host of other influences that ultimately make the band hard to peg down. Where the album truly succeeds is in its use of American folk-based aesthetics, channeling the profound sorrow of early blues and bluegrass into something entirely more vicious and crushing. For Winter Fire is paced like a glacier, giving ample time to digest its innumerable nuances. Moreover it is the rich layering that earns it the profundity to draw listeners in and get lost for the album’s hour-and-thirteen-minute running time. For those too lazy to use their imagination, Seidr’s most direct comparison is to the late great Bay Area funeral doom troop Asunder. Although there are musical similarities (funeral paced doom, somber clean vocals, acoustic instruments, etc.) where the two are most akin are in aesthetic. Similarities aside, Seidr is ultimately much more varied both musically and in terms of pace and thereby being a more attractive band to those praising musical diversity over strict aesthetic traditionalism. In the end, For Winter Fire is a monumental achievement in the genre of doom and there is no doubt in my mind that Seidr will encourage progress in the ancient art of doom metal.” D.L.

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Sweltering by FlenserRecords

 

A Vision From Hlidskjalf by FlenserRecords

 

Seidr Samples by FlenserRecords

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As of right now most pre-orders have shipped. If you pre-ordered the record and have not received a shipping confirmation yet you will over the weekend. Please be patient we have a lot of preorders and there is only one of me.

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Seidr layout. Cold.

Seidr’s brilliant debut can be pre-ordered right now in The Flenser store at a discounted price.

Seidr is doom made by members of Panopticon and Wheels Within Wheels.

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Seidr Samples by FlenserRecords

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