• SWEDISH DEATH METAL (SPANISH) _ BOOK
  • “El Death Metal dominó mi adolescencia. El problema es que no recuerdo la mitad de eso. Este libro de borrosas memorias es la manera perfecta de poner las cosas en orden.”
    - Nicke Anderson (Nihilist/Entombed)

    “Finalmente, la verdadera historia del death metal sueco. Este libro me lleva directo a aquellos gloriosos viejos días.”
    -Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates/Grotesque)

    “Libro esencial para poner la historia detrás del fenómeno que derrite caras, desgarra la carne, mata los oídos y destroza las tripas conocido como Death Metal sueco.”
    - Chris Reifert (Autopsy)

    A estas alturas, no es sorpresa darse cuenta que aquellos jóvenes adolescentes suecos que en la segunda mitad de los 80’s despertaron su apetito por el sonido subterráneo, hayan sido capaces de darle vida a un sonido que, más de tres décadas después, se haya transformado en una verdadera marca registrada: El Death Metal sueco. Son muchos los ingredientes que hacen de esta receta algo tan apetitoso para el paladar auditivo de millones de seguidores en todo el mundo. También así los actores de esta historia, quienes fueron capaces de generar una pequeña pero poderosa escena de incomprendidos rebeldes que tenían solo una búsqueda: desenterrar los mejores sonidos del underground.

    El libro Swedish Death Metal, editado originalmente el 2006 por Tamara Press/Bazillion Points para todo el mundo puso el nombre de Daniel Ekeroth como un verdadero héroe. De haber sido participe del movimiento con varias bandas (Dellamorte, Incision, Usurpress), su principal legado será sin duda esta tremenda investigación que se resume en un monstruo de más de 500 páginas repleto de historias, anécdotas, hechos y testimonios claves que terminaron por entregarnos el panorama detallado de lo que fueron aquellos primeros años de formación de uno de los estilos más aclamados de toda Escandinavia. Su relato es alucinante por no decir atrapante.

    Tuvieron que pasar más de diez años para que desde otro rincón del mundo como es Valparaíso, Chile, se comenzara a tejer y construir la versión en Español de esta obra. Estamos hablando de un trabajo que duró toda la pandemia, ya que traducir y volver a diseñar este trabajo no fue nada de fácil.
    El editor de la revista Grinder Magazine, quien ya había hecho algunas entrevistas con Daniel Ekeroth en alguno de sus números, tuvo el coraje de concretar la primera versión en Español de este trabajo que ha sido aclamado por toda la escena subterránea mundial. Como si fuera poco, el libro fue intervenido con la finalidad de mejorar su diseño y también contenido, agregándose un montón de fotos inéditas del archivo personal de Grinder, como así también una buena cantidad de páginas en colores. Lo que resultó en un colosal trabajo que se palpa al tenerlo en tus manos.

    Esta apuesta es definitivamente una pasión por un sonido tan indiscutido y único como el Death Metal. Por primera vez editado en Europa para toda la comunidad de habla hispana que reside en viejo continente y alrededores. Es la oportunidad de sumergirte en una historia absolutamente apasionante.

    • Book by Daniel Ekeroth
    • SPANISH TRANSLATION
    • Softbook cover 
    • Professionally printed
    • Improved layout with ton of new pics
    • 50 full-colored extra pages
    • 500+ pages
    • Limited to 300 copies only, reprint
    • Price:
    • 32 €
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    • SABBAT / GRUESOME _ 7" split (PRE-ORDER)
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  • Japanese Blacking Metal legends SABBAT celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, and come to Europe with a series of unique shows. As they are being joined by the US Death Metal heroes GRUESOME, it's one of a kind celebration of all things METAL! Doomentia Records is proud to present the very limited vinyl split release, which includes special version of a new SABBAT song "Sabbaticult", and the rare MANTAS cover "Legion Of Doom" performed by GRUESOME!

    Check all TOUR DATES in June/July!

    • BLACK vinyl ltd. to 500 copies
    • Includes tour A3 poster
    • Available on their tour 2024 and on doomentia.com
    • One-time pressing
    • Release and shipping date: 26th June 2024
    • Price:
    • 12 €
    • HIRAX _ FASTER THAN DEATH (7" EP, PRE-ORDER)
  • So you think you’re metal aren’t you? Maybe so. But Katon W. De Pena is METAL incarnated. The man may have turned sixty last September but he’s more than ever ready to break necks and crush bones with the mighty HIRAX.

    Ahead of their long-awaited new studio full-length album (their first in a decade!), upcoming European summer tour and armed with a young, exuberant and hungry line-up, Pena has teamed up with DOOMENTIA to offer a glimpse of their upcoming thrash inferno with this new four-tracks EP, featuring versions of four songs from said upcoming album exclusively mixed for this release-only by Bill Metoyer, the legendary ARMORED SAINT/SLAYER/D.R.I. producer who’s been collaborating with HIRAX ever since their debut full-length Raging Violence back in 1985.

    And whoever would be tempted to think that with age comes peace with mind should get ready to be annihilated by this EP opening salvo alone, ‘Drill Into The Brain’, aka sixty-three seconds of the most intense-as-fuck crossover/thrash you’ll hear this year!

    • Two colored versions each strictly limited to 250 copies
    • First 4 tracks from upcoming full-length album
    • Exclusively mixed by legendary producer Bill Metoyer
    • Housed in a noble gatefold w/glossy lamination
    • Artwork by Thomas Pinheiro
    • Includes HIRAX / EXUMER tour 2024 poster
    • Release and shipping date: 1st August 2024
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    • 14 € 14 € 14 €
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    • HIRAX _ FASTER THAN DEATH (T-SHIRT, PRE-ORDER)
  • Official HIRAX - "Faster than Death" tour t-shirt.

    • B&C 190gsm
    • High quality
    • 100% cotton
    • Sizes: S - XXL
    • Pre-order only
    • One-time run
    • Limited time offer
    • Release and shipping date: 1st August 2024
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    • 20 € 20 € 20 € 20 € 20 € 20 €
    • PHANTOM _ Transylvanian Nightmare (12" EP, PRE-ORDER)
  • Halfway in between SORCERY’s Bloodchilling Tales, the famous Diablo videogame and a spinoff of Masters Of The Universe, Transylvanian Nightmare striking handmade artwork lets you know right away what the name of the game is doesn’t it? Those Mexican warriors may have started right after Covid and they surely didn’t stop since, this four-tracks EP being the follow-up to their debut album, Handed Execution and no less than three demos… Far being productive for the sake of it, it was actually a matter of forging (in fire) their own brand of classic speed and thrash metal and strike the iron while it was still hot. Hence Transylvanian Nightmare boiling like an unbridled volcano, ready to explode in your face…

    While the guitar solos and classic heavy metal arrangements abound here, PHANTOM undeniable biggest strength is their out-for-vengeance energy and neck-breaking pace. If the instrumental “Epitaph” features delicate acoustic arrangements and heart-breaking soaring melodies, the title-track is one ripping early-SLAYER like savage ride whereas closer “Raging Pyres” even adds hints of proto-death à la ONSLAUGHT to make sure no-one is left alive once those 19 minutes are over.

    Released on vinyl with the highest standards available by DOOMENTIA, Transylvanian Nightmare is far just into a nostalgia trip but one fantastic METAL (yes, in capital letters) assault, so true to the vivid sound of 1986/87 speed/thrash metal than one could think the last thirty-five years had never existed!

    • limited to 300 copies on black vinyl
    • sturdy 350gsm board w/glossy lamination
    • photo collage/lyrics insert sheet
    • release and shipping date: 4th July 2024
    • Price:
    • 18 €
    • BRUTALLY DECEASED _ Chasms (CD DIGIPACK, PRE-ORDER)
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  • Chasms is far more than just BRUTALLY DECEASED’s new album. It’s a statement.
     
    Despite their adoration of the 90s HM-2 Swedish buzzsaw aesthetic, as perfected by DISMEMBER, ENTOMBED and performed by the band on the debut album Dead Lovers' Guide, these guys never aimed to be a mere OSDM revival. This dedication has led to an increasing incorporation of styles that form the backbone of their musical heritage - technically challenging yet savage US death metal like IMMOLATION, HATE ETERNAL or ANGELCORPSE, and relentless black metal undertones from the ongoing depths of the contemporary darkest underground, the latter one being fully unleashed in the members' sophisticated black metal outfit SOMNIATE.
     
    These influences, though latent, were already present even on the infamous Satanic Corpse album, and their escalation on the split album with EMBRIONAL hinted at what was to come. With Chasms, those subterranean currents have surfaced with full force.
     
    Building on their good old chainsaw guitar sound platform yet enhancing the production with a more refined approach to make the seething notes actually audible and clear, Chasms sees BRUTALLY DECEASED upping the game in terms of technicality and brutality, without sacrificing the melody and well-thought song structures. Featuring the most intricate guitar patterns of their career, their fourth proper album is a beast of unparalleled ferocity, grasping the listener with a vice-like grip, cutting them with the most vicious, all-cleaving edge - from the punishing opener riff ride Deus Mundi with complex solo work to the final blackened death metal monument, Black Chalice.
     
    Recorded last fall at Davos Studio in Vyškov, CZ, where they have laid down tracks for all their past albums, one could say that this 28-minute onslaught is BRUTALLY DECEASED version 2.0. Fresh, uncompromising, challenging and, damn, freaking brutal.
     
     
    • 6 panel digipack w/glossy lamination
    • 12pgs booklet
    • artwork by Maciej Kamuda
    • limited to 500 copies
    • release and shipping date: 19th June 2024
    • Price:
    • 12 €
    • BITTERDUSK _ Guardián Del Valle (12"LP)
  • Chile has become synonymous so much with high-quality and arcane sounding death and black metal that on the other hand, it tends to overshadow the rest of the metal scene, still one of the most vibrant and interesting of the southern hemisphere. BITTERDUSK are a perfect case of a band lost in the flow so to speak, even if they’ve been around in a way or another for over twenty five years.

    Truth be told, they haven’t seemingly been that active during that quarter of a century. Or so it seems as they have nevertheless managed in between 2002 and 2017 to put out, either self-released either through small local labels, three high-quality albums which sadly flew totally under the radar for whoever lived outside of their country. Others would have given up or feel happy just playing the same local clubs to the same local crowd. But not BITTERDUSK.

    The boys rolled up their sleeves, took matter in their own hands, started opening for big international acts in Chile but also gigging abroad, including Europe, while working on what is probably their magnum opus, Guardián del Valle

    Entirely sung in Spanish, rooted both in antique doom such as CANDLEMASS and BLACK SABBATH but also classic rock, this beautifully produced set has a class on its own, alternating instant hooks (see the super-catchy guitar lick of ‘Ojos de la Montaña’ for proof) with heavy-as-fuck parts, with everything adorned with that delicate and typically south-American sensibility, taking the listeners… Somewhere else. Somewhere in one of those luxuriant and grandiose valley Chile is now known for, where Nature roars free out in the open. Just like BITTERDUSK. 

    For the first time ever, one of their albums is being released in Europe and given the usual high-quality DOOMENTIA treatment so here’s the chance to climb that mountain and see the sun a little bit closer.

    • Limited to 300 copies worldwide
    • Jacket printed on 350gsm
    • Lyrics sheet
    • Price:
    • 20 €
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    • BARBARIAN _ A Kiss or a Whisper (7" EP)
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  • BARBARIAN never did hide the fact their biggest influence has always been and always will be CELTIC FROST. Hell, early material like their self-titled debut (and first cooperation with DOOMENTIA) back in 2011 was all about celebrating Tom G. Warrior genius one could say. But eager not to become just another addition to an already long list of ‘official clones’ the Italians soon spread their wings and soared musically. Yet they never truly forgot with the initial spark came from and now, entering their fifteenth year as an active band, it does make sense in a way to see them – even if for a brief moment – go full circle and back to where it all started. 

    In a way, this new EP is a tribute to both one of the most important metal band of the 80’s but also to their ourselves and their stubbornness, how back in the late 00’s having three misfits sporting spikes, bullet belts and striking warrior poses while screaming out a collective ‘ugh!’ was maybe the least cool thing one could have done. But instead of going down the easy road – come on, who needs a 78th cover version of ‘Into The Crypt Of Rays’? – they choose to pay homage to a least frequently visited alley of the FROST canon, their 1990 return-to-form album Vanity/Nemesis by picking up ‘A Kiss Or A Whisper’ and going as far as more or less reproducing the album iconic fragmented cover for this EP. 

    That cover was originally included on the TIME TO KILL RECORDS tribute CD album Mesmerized – A Tribute To Celtic Frost released last January along covers by other fellow Frostian acolytes such as DOOMRAISER, NECRODEATH or BÜNKER 66. 

    On the B-side, you’ll find a brand new version of ‘Rain Of Fire’ especially recorded for the occasion and whose original version is to be found on BARBARIAN self-titled debut, a very good representation of their core sound, where FROST, early speed metal and punk are all cracking the whip in unison. 

    • BLACK VINYL ltd to 300 copies
    • Price:
    • 12 €
    • GERM BOMB _ Monochrome Nightmare (12" LP)
  • GERM BOMB and DOOMENTIA go way back, starting with the vinyl version of their second album, Sound Of Horns back in 2013, with Under A Fading Sun following two years ago. While Gist Sucked Out was put out udring the label hiatus, both parties are more than happy to renew their partnership with its successor, Monochrome Nightmare

    Still led by the founding pair of Hempus Kuylenstierna (guitar, vocals, bass and organ) and Pierre Ohlsson (drums, vocals) Recorded in their hometown of Gothenburg at the Kust studio in between September 2022 and January 2023, album number five is one strange beast, both faithful to their D-beat/crossover roots with songs like ‘Narcissist’ while at the same treading on new, more rock n’roll ground but with an almost degenerate twist, such as on the opener ‘Nailed To The Cross’ or the post-punk pomp of ‘Sot’. Actually, the more you dive into the album, the more idiosyncratic it gets. Refusing to be pigeonholed yet with nevertheless his foot firmly on the pedal, the Swedish duo in their and self-proclaimed kings of ‘apocalyptic rock n’roll’ now in their fifteenth year of existence sounds more than ever like no-one else, even that means successfully inserting a French horn (!) into the mix like they did on ‘The Wolf’.

    DOOMENTIA has always been about supporting those who dare thinking out of the box. And no matter how punk they are, GERM BOMB most definitively fit the bill more than ever with Monochrome Nightmare!

    • limited to 300 copies
    • black vinyl
    • sturdy cardboard 350gsm
    • matte resistant lamination
    • released in cooperation with Insane Society records
    • Price:
    • 18 €
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    • MASSACRE _ Tri-pocalypse (7" EP)
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  • It’s not that often that you get the chance to work with a true legend, even more so for a special release. Hence DOOMENTIA pride to announce the upcoming release of a very special EP for the legendary death metal act MASSACRE in two different formats with exclusive content and tracklisting.

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last thirty years or so, MASSACRE should need no introduction. Not only have the Orlando-based band helped build the very foundations death metal was built upon in the late 80’s, not only have they put out one of the genre best debut ever with From Beyond but ever since Kam Lee has rightfully regained control and firmly put his hands on the steering wheel with 2021 massive Resurgence album, they’ve decided to play the game according to their rules.

    Besides working with a rotating line-up of musicians (incl. Jonny Pettersson from WOMBBATH and Rogga from PAGANIZER among others) according to the situation, either be it in the studio or live, they’ve chosen to carefully put out on a regular basis high-quality and limited EPs instead of the regular album/touring cycle. Tri-pocalypse is once ready to set the bar even higher.

    A well-known huge horror movie fan, Lee has decided to pay tribute to the three apocalyptic films by director John Carpenter, namely ‘The Thing’, ‘Prince Of Darkness’ and ‘In The Mouth Of Madness’ which all served as a direct aesthetic and lyrical source of inspiration, especially since all three were themselves hugely influenced by Howard Philips Lovecraft writings, one of MASSACRE favourite lyrical theme. The outro (‘Escape From The End Of The World’) was specifically created for this EP by composer Rob Reider, in the style of Carpenter original soundtracks.

    Says Lee: “I’m excited for fans to get a hold of this new EP in physical format, because that’s the true way it’s meant for it to be represented. Both versions are awesome and I encourage everyone to try and get both the vinyl and CD copies. It’s a must for the collectors and completionist. The music style still resonates an old school death metal sound veering only slightly from its early roots and continues to combine a mixture of the classic Florida death metal style with a contemporary Swedish death metal sound. 

    Compared to the vinyl, the CD version has two exclusive remixed and rerecorded versions of ‘They Never Die’ and ‘Beyond The Dunwich Hills’, two songs originally included on a supra-limited self-produced CD last year. If the first one is an homage to the vampriric mythology, the second one is directly inspired by the tabletop RPG series Arkham Horror and is a kind of sequel to the song ‘The Dunwich Horror’ from 2022 EP Mythos.

    7" EP GATEFOLD

    • NEON GREEN ltd to 100 copies SOLD-OUT 
    • BLACK ltd to 400 copies
    • Sleeve printed on silver lamination

     

    • Variant:
    • Price:
    • 12 € 12 €
  • DOOMENTIA RECORDS

    Doomentia Records is an underground metal label from Czech Republic.

    Founded in 2007.