Ghast “May the Curse Bind” Presale

Ghast’s amazing debut full length on wax for preorder now:

Originally released on CD by Todestrieb records in 2008. Flenser is very proud to release this monument to black doom.

The double vinyl release also contains the Ghast tracks off of the split with Helvette released on War Flagellation in 2007. The vinyl cut of these demo tracks sounds unbelievable!

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-500 copies.
-100 on clear with red splatter (available only directly from Flenser)
-400 on clear red vinyl
– Gatefold jacket with redesigned artwork. Printed on reverse board.

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With crushing intensity and ominous fervor the United Kingdom’s Ghast unleash their debut album May the Curse Bind on wax. For those familiar with the British trio, you know to expect nothing but unrelenting monolithic doom encrusted with ashy black metal majesty. On their debut album, Ghast have crafted some of the most sinister and terrifying audio terror around. Furthermore May the Curse Bind’s pressing to wax is indisputably a harbinger of mankind’s ever nearing end. Having formed in 2004 as Souldust, it is unthinkable that in four years the outfit developed such a profoundly mature and cohesive sound, a sound that could result from none other than absolute dedication to misanthropy and grimness. This release is one more step toward eradicating the trendy weaklings plaguing the supreme black arts in these harrowing times. Needless to say, it is absolutely mandatory for anyone who claims dedication to the supreme legacy of Black Metal as well as Doom Metal. May the Curse Bind is pure fucking black doom. –D.L.

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Mid-Cycle Update

The Flenser’s next two releases—A CD by the bay area black metal outfit Bosse-de-Nage and a 2xLP by the Welsh act Ghast.

Ghast’s “May the Curse Bind” is currently at press. Here is how the cover will look, slightly different than the CD release. Preorders soon…

Bosse-De-Nage’s S/T CD will FINALLY be released on June 29th.

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Streaks Records Releases in Stock.

Flenser is proud to carry copies of the following Streaks Records releases:

Caskets Open – But You Rule! LP
Ufo Gestapo – st LP
Wreck of the Hesperus – The Sunken Threshold LP

Limited quantities!!!


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Panopticon’s “Collapse” 2xlp Now in Stock (Featuring Amebix’s Baron)

Now in stock. Panopticon’s “Collapse.”

A. Lundr’s post-American consciousness chafing black metal meditation now available on deluxe wax.

All copies feature beer splatter vinyl. limited to 500copies. 2xlp in a Gatefold Jacket.

Exclusive to the Flenser vinyl edition is a black black black reinterpretation of the AMEBIX classic “Beginning of the End” featuring “The Baron” himself of the AMEBIX performing vocal duties. This track affirms the ever more apparent link between crust and the current wave of certain non-idiotic black metal bands.

PANOPTICON’s self-titled debut featured a cover of the AMEBIX track “I.C.B.M.” Rob Miller got wind of the cover and initiated a friendship with PANOPTICON’s A. Lundr. Miller’s part was recorded at his home studio in Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Based out of Louisville, Kentucky, PANOPTICON is comprised of one person—“A. Lundr.” PANOPTICON is a black metal band, but influenced by shoegaze style post-rock, ambient, crust metal as well as traditional American folk music. Pagan Flames released the CD version of PANOPTICON’s second record “Collapse” in 2009.

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If you are in Europe please order from Streaks Records in Germany HERE.

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Panopticon Collapse 2xLP PREORDER Featuring Rob “The Baron” Miller

Here it is Panopticon’s Masterpiece Collapse on double splattered vinyl in a nice gatefold.

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This includes the track with Rob “the Baron” Miller of AMEBIX. A blackened version of the AMEBIX classic “Beginning of the End .” This track in 6 minutes and 40 seconds cements the increasingly apparent relationship between black metal and crust.


The 1983 original AMEBIX version “Beginning of the End” appeared on the Winter 7inch.

Panopticon’s “Collapse” is a great work. Panopticon demonstrates something unique to the time and place within which Panopticon exits. Collapse is an expression of contemporary anxiety in coming to grips with living in a treacherous America. Panopticon deals with real evil not Tolkien.

As great lord of record stores, Aquarius records says: [Panopticon is] “an exciting new variant of the ever evolving sound of black metal, one we definitely never expected, but are digging big time. ”

Limited to 500 copies on Beer splatter vinyl!

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“The Forgotten” Review on Left Hand Path

Palace of Worms get’s a freaking fantastic review on the blog The Left Hand Path. An Excerpt:

Beyond these layers that build and then turn and then come back again, the song writing is excellent and the reason why you wanna stay at the party a little longer. While The Forgotten definitely goes for the proverbial throat for the majority of the album, it’s greeted throughout with sketches of cloudy melancholic melodies, shimmery clean passages and some mellow ambiance. The overall feel of The Forgotten is definitely that of black metal, but there’s a few outside influences that have creeped into the fold. Throughout I hear slight traces of heavy rock riffing and even hardcore (gasp!). The intro riff for the track, ‘Rite of Blood’, sounds like a breakdown that 90’s NYHC band, Burn, would have written had they had a more metallic touch in them. The album is not all about power-chords: Single-note hammer-ons and pull-offs are plentiful. For lack of a better description, think some finer moments of Craft.

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You can now buy Palace of Worm’s “The Forgotten” CD direct from Flenser.

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The Forgotten Gets Reviewed by Aquarius…

Great lord of record stores Aquarius Records gave the following review to Palace of Worms new CD “The Forgotten”:

For a while, San Francisco seemed like some sort of black metal mecca, record after record and shows galore, all sorts of grim and kvlt hordes, Leviathan, Draugar, Crebain, Horn Of Dagoth, Elk, Necrite and more. And while some of those bands are still active, the recordings have seemed to dry up, more a trickle than a torrent. We know there is a Crebain record in the works, there’s the forthcoming Mastery 2cd on tUMULt, a rumored Leviathan, but there are lots of new bands too, Botanist, Kerasphorus, and these guys, or rather this guy, Palace Of Worms, and finally a new slab of fucked up freaked out blackness from SF to obsess over, and believe us, this is well worth obsessing over.

Anyone into any of the above mentioned bands will dig PoW for sure, a dizzying blend of troo black metal buzz, and experimental post rock, which is evident from the first few seconds of the record, beginning with haunting majestic synths, then a brittle lo-fi blast of metal, that sounds like it was played on a mandolin, or pitched up, before the song proper kicks in with a wall of frenzied super saturated black buzz, croaked vokills, and buried in the mix blast beats, switching gears multiple times throughout the song, chugging doomic sprawl, to gnarled Deathspell style blackprog, with plenty of tangly guitar lines and lurching tempo changes, clean guitar, very reminiscent of another aQ BM fave Woe, the same sort of melodic sensibility fused into a seriously harrowing chunk of grim black aggression.

The rest of the record follow suit, dipping occasionally into ultra raw, old school black metal pound, weird almost industrial shoegazey ambience (sounding a bit like Nadja or Jesu), classic midtempo Burzumy blackness, awesomely creepy Eastern tinged black ambience, almost Katatonia moody sounding melodic blackness, but always returning to that furious heaviness, all lightning speed riffage, hellish vox, dizzying complex rhythms, soaring synths, but all infused with that strange, and subtle pop element that turns grim and black into something much more interesting, and makes Palace Of Worms another band to add to SF’s black pantheon.

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Enter Seidr…

Flenser will bring you the Seidr full length CD in later 2010. Seidr is a doom project out of Louisville featuring, among others, Crow from Wheels Within Wheels and A. of Panopticon.

For fans of Asunder, Sunn, Jesu and Swans…

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Palace of Worms “The Forgotten” CD at Press

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