Lhaäd is the brand new entity of Belgian multi-instrumentalist Lykormas (Hemelbestormer, Entartung, Wolven & Rituals of the Dead Hand).
Named after Hades, the Greek god of the dead and the underworld, Lhaäd is an anagram for hadal: the deepest region of the ocean, lying within oceanic trenches. ‘Below‘, where light is absent: the perfect surroundings for hadopelagic black metal.
Influenced by industrial and intense sounding bands like Mysticum, Thorns and Darkspace, Lhaäd creates its own unique, claustrophobic and dense atmosphere, as if a wall of water comes crushing down on you.
With “Geketend in de schaduw van het leven”, Meslamtaea dig deep and deliver an epic masterpiece of highly evocative, progressive yet atmospheric black metal.
Conceptually, the album deals with the decline of the world as we know it. We’re getting more and more disconnected from our Mother Earth and are heading full speed to our own demise. Those who care are getting furious and frustrated with the rest of the world for not giving a damn.
Musically, this maelstrom of emotions is captured in furious riffing, intertwined with jazzy and progressive parts, always with one eye on the song itself.
Join in on this trip of frustration, sadness, acceptance, rage and despondency.
Vocal guest appearances come from Fraukje van Burg (Doodwens) and Kevin Kentie (Verbum Verus, Ibex Angel Order, Abysmal Darkening) while Otto Kokke plays saxophone on the album.
Album release ‘Slonk’ by Alkerdeel – Het Bos – 6 February
On Saturday February 6th Babylon Doom Cult Records will host a very special evening to celebrate the release of the upcoming new Alkerdeel album ’Slonk’.
For this occasion we’ve invited none other than the legendary Ved Buens Ende to join Alkerdeel on stage. In addition to this already epic line-up special guest Lubbert Das will complete the bill.
TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE STARTING FRIDAY 26 JUNE AT 9:00 CET through www.babylondoomcultrecords.com/slonk
‘Slonk’ will be released on February 5th and will be a co-release between Babylon Doom Cult Records and Consouling Sounds.
Ved Buens Ende (NOR)
To many of you Ved Buens Ende doesn’t require much introduction. Formed in 1994 in Oslo the band was originally formed around Carl-Michael (Aura Noir, Virus, Dodheimsgard,… ) and Vicotnik (Dodheimsgard, Strid, Dold Vorde Ens Navn….) who were joined by Skoll (Ulver, Arcturus). Their full length album ‘Written in Waters’ was released in 1995 as a progressive black metal masterpiece, way ahead of its time. After a hiatus of more than 20 years, the band played a few well-selected shows around Europe. However, this will be their first ever live gig in the Benelux. Don’t miss out!
Alkerdeel spits out droney black doom metal with blown out practice space production, grinding guitars, blasting distorted drums, filthy super sick vocals, with stretches of loping minimal crunch, sort of mathy, all very heavy, doomy and even psychedelic. Essential for fans of Darkthrone, Burning Witch, Winter, Blut aus Nord or Beherit… as well as other practitioners of Grimm buzz and noise.
Lubbert Das (NL)
Lubbert Das was formed in Nijmegen in the summer of 2012 and is part of the Haeresis Noviomagi collective (a.o. Turia, Iskandr, Fluisteraars,…). Over the years Lubbert Das already built a reputation of furious and intense candlelit live performances. Shrouded in darkness, the band utilizes a unique combination of lo-fi and minimalist spectres of sound as well as a compositional style that is highly expansive in scope. Lubbert Das continues in surprising anyone searching for gripping and honest black art.