To celebrate the occasion, we are releasing Capricious Miles from the album to further introduce the coming of Panopticon’s latest masterwork.
Roads to the North…
The wait is nearly at an end for the latest Panopticon Opus, Roads to the North. Following up the critically acclaimed Kentucky, Roads… is the logical evolution into pure and passionate artistic expression. With Panopticon’s solid foundation of emotive black metal armed with musical influences that proudly uphold traditional Americana (folk and bluegrass) elements, Roads to the North expands and destroys with melodic death metal harmonies, increased technical proficiency and a full/professional sound that propels this material into new realms of expression for Panopticon. Savagery and gripping emotion… Sole visionary Austin Lunn’s journey away from his home state has been beautifully documented on Roads to the North along with all the heartache, sorrow and triumph that followed him along the way.
Panopticon – Roads to the North Gatefold 2LP regular edition PRE-ORDER!! $25 (Bindrune/Nordvis)
The Gatefold 2LP edition features 2 transparent blue records both with yellow opaque splatter
If you live overseas and want to bypass inflated shipping costs, our brethren at Nordvis are also offering pre-oders for their territory!!
go here: http://www.nordvis.com
Panopticon – Roads to the North Gatefold 2LP Northwoods Edition PRE-ORDER!! $55 (limited to 50 copies)
ONLY 1 COPY PER CUSTOMER!! Orders for multiple copies of this package will be returned!!
The Northwoods edition of Roads to the North features the same packaging and transparent blue records with yellow opaque splatter, but also comes with the following items:
-Panopticon classic logo/Louisville seal turntable slip mat
-Norway/Kentucky/Minnesota composite 3”x5” embroidered patch
-Panopticon – “The Sigh of Summer” shirt design
1.The Echoes of a Disharmonic Evensong (9:36)
2.Where Mountains pierce the sky (12:43)
3-5. The Long Road ( in 3 movements)
I. One last fire (5:56)
II. Capricious Miles (7:53)
III.The Sigh Of Summer (9:39)
6.Norwegian Nights (3:20)
7. In Silence (9:46)
8.Chase the Grain (12:14)
Proggy black/death metallers VEX have joined forces with tastemaking metal portal No Clean Singing to debut the first single from the Austin, TX natives’ upcoming third full-length, Sky Exile.
The track, entitled “To Anacreon (Strangling the Muse)”, hits the e-waves just as the band wraps up a string of live appearances alongside atmospheric metal masters AGALLOCH on the Southeastern leg of their current US tour.
The site heaps praise upon the new tune, writing, “This really well-written, mainly mid-paced song employs the kind of heavy, hammering riffs and flesh-raking vocals that will be familiar to fans of classic Scandinavian melodic death metal, but as the song unfolds it moves in increasingly interesting and unexpected directions, becoming a sophisticated, multi-textured work with the power to draw you back again and again.”
Listen to “To Anacreon (Strangling the Muse)” at this location.
Progressive and thoughtful, the LP will expand upon their previous full-length, Memorious, which was released on 2LP via Bindrune Recordings‘ death metal subsidiary, Eihwaz Productions.
As we reach the midway point of 2014, things are finally starting to heat up at camp Bindrune.
Falls of Rauros’ amazing Believe in no Coming Shore has been mastered and the artwork is nearing completion!
Thoughts on the album run wild, for this opus finds Falls really coming in to their own special and vibrant sound. The harsh/desperately screamed vocals are still in full force, as are the fundamentals of their atmospherically charged form of black metal, but Believe in no Coming Shore unlocks a brilliant web of passionate guitar work that finds influence in classic rock, classic country, folk, yet not sounding like any one genre specifically. Such careful integration feels like an extension of this bands spiritual core and the music takes on a hypnotic wanderlust to carry the listener deeper into the aether.
The first look at the completed cover art offers a perfect visual into what’s to come.
Falls of Rauros – Believe in no Coming Shore LP/CD (Bindrune Recordings/Nordvis)
-Blue Misshapen Dusk
-Ancestors of Shadow
-Ancestors of Smoke
-Believe in No Coming Shore
More information as to pre-orders is coming soon as the last of the artwork is finalized. Stay tuned!
We are pleased to share with you the union between Bindrune Recordings and Boston, MA’s own Infera Bruo!
We first heard this bands complex and unique sound on their debut demo, but it wasn’t until the bold statement, “Desolate Unknown”, where this band mixes a decidedly Emperor-ian black metal density and atmosphere with organic synth experiments that we were hooked.
“Desolate Unknown immediately lays its cards on the table with a sharp production and a form of blackness that offers a nod of appreciation to the Scandinavian movement, yet Infera Bruo cultivate enough of their own identity in this music to keep the delivery enveloped in a very personal, though endlessly intense fire. The songs are rich with effective and sinister melody lines as found on the opening track Visions of the Inner Eye, but Infera Bruo inventively shift away from their rather focused and at times laid back stylistic and structural affinity for blackness the old and safe way (not a bad thing) on the deep and lengthy track Ritual Within. Electronic/experimental elements seep into the meat of this track, as does more tortured riffs where nasty chords writhe up from the strings to show the truly ugly and creative side of this band. The dissonance continues on Dust of Stars as Infera Bruo really hit their stride and open up the possibilities in their music with even more abysmal riff concepts, sung upon high with a searingly tight guitar tone and tempo shifts that range from the blasting mayhem you’d expect, to more crawling post rock drones that drag a mess of glorious treble behind them.” -Worm Gear Zine
Bindrune Recordings is proud to welcome this boundary pushing quartet to the ever growing family. Their violent and layered sound may echo the rise, fall and tormented buzz of the city which is a juxtaposition of the Bindrune woodland aesthetic, but their music is a fantastic and talented journey beyond the realms of reality that feels right at home within our roster.
Infera Bruo are hard at work on their 2nd full-length album, their first for Bindrune Recordings, which will see a release towards the fall of 2014.
In the mean time, Desolate Unknown is available from the band both Digitally and on CD, and the Bindrune/Eihwaz webshop also has copies for sale!
Spread the word!
Infera Bruo (meaning “Hellish Noise” in the Esperanto language) is from the Boston, Massachusetts area. The band formed in late 2009 when keyboardist Germanicus, guitarist/vocalist Galen Baudhuin and drummer/vocalist Ardroth met with the desire to form a unique black metal band. Eventually Neutrino stepped in on bass to complete the final lineup.
Infera Bruo’s members have diverse musical backgrounds. Germanicus has been involved in a many projects over his long career including The Girls, art punk from the 1970’s, and Cul De Sac, experimental post-rock. Ardroth’s background includes Bothildir and Shadar Logoth, epic black metal projects from Northern Maine. Neutrino formed and played in Encrimson’d, a melodic peasant metal project from Minnesota, Virulence, progressive jazz-infused grindcore signed to Morbid Records and Pillory, technical death/grind singed to Unique Leader records. Galen has been member of numerous bands including Manias, bilingual death metal from New Mexico and progressive metal outfit The Seventh Circle. Galen is currently playing bass guitar duties for the grindcore/punk band Trap Them.
Infera Bruo released a self-titled album in 2011 that was recorded at studio G, MA by Galen and Infera Bruo, and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Musically, the record is a blend of dark melodies, atmosphere and electronics. Lyrical themes of the record explored issues of individualism, misanthropy, the occult and ancient history. The album was well-received by media outlets. The band played numerous live shows in the New England area in support of the release.
In 2012, Infera Bruo recorded its second full-length album “Desolate Unknown.” The album was again recorded and mixed by Galen and the band and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering (High on Fire, Sleep, Nails). “Desolate Unknown” continues the musical path of the self-titled release while foraging into new territories of sound. Lyrically the record focuses on topics of inner struggle and turmoil, consciousness and ageless forces of destruction.
“Desolate Unknown” was released in July of 2013 and Infera Bruo subsequently embarked on a series of shows in New England and the east coast in support of the record.
Bindrune Recordings will be releasing this masterpiece this summer on LP, CD and digitally.
The track listing is:
-Blue Misshapen Dusk
-Ancestors of Shadow
-Ancestors of Smoke
-Believe in No Coming Shore
Song samples coming soon!
Falls of Rauros have been confirmed for the eclectic Southern Darkness Festival in Tampa on August 23 and will be playing select East Coast dates surrounding the fest.
More news and sounds will be released once they have materialized.
Ahamkara is the duo of multi-instrumentalist Michael Blenkarn (The Axis of Perdition, Wodensthrone) and vocalist Steven Black. The band’s music is richly atmospheric and evocative metal with dark ambient undertones, created with fiercely independent and uncompromising spirit.
The purpose of Ahamkara is to articulate and explore a fundamentally individualistic, existentialist approach to heathenism; personal and elemental, born of experience rather than tradition, of memory, psychogeography and the psychology of belief. The result is a completely unadulterated and personal vision of humanity’s relationship with nature, the cosmos and its own limitations.
The seeds of the band were sown as early as 2009 with the first fragments of material being created, but the full gestation of Ahamkara spanned a number of years of gradual work, finally resolving in 2013 with the completion of debut recording “The Embers of the Stars”. This album was written to establish firm foundations for the band to build on, using broad washes of melody blending the mystical end of ’90s black metal (Ulver, In The Woods…, etc.) with Anathema/Solstice inspired leads and traces of Cyclic Law-style dark ambient. It was recorded and mixed by the band and mastered by Saulius Bielskis (Haeresis, Velemara).
“The Embers Of The Stars” was launched digitally via Ahamkara’s Bandcamp page on 31st March 2014. The album quickly attracted the attention of Bindrune Recordings, who approached Ahamkara to create a full physical release.
With elements of early Emperor, Wodensthrone and other emotive movements driving their music deep into the self and dimensions beyond, Ahamkara are indeed a jewel of challenging creativity with a bold focus on songs with penetrating content.
The band has released this album digitally… go forth and experience The Embers of the Stars and await the physical release…
Armagedda (Swe) – I Am CD
Ebon Lore (Swe) – Wisdom of the Owl CD
Fen & De Arma – Towards the Shores of the End Split CD
Lik (Swe) – The Second Wind CD
Skogen – I Doden CD
Sorgeldom (Swe) – Inner Recievings CD
Stilla (Swe) – Till Stilla Falla CD
The Crevices Below (Ita) – Below the Crevices CD
The Grift – Fyra Elegier MCD along with Stilla – Ensamhetens Andar CD are both in transit and should be arriving any day now. Once those are available, we shall have all the current Nordvis titles stocked and ready to move.
This action is just the beginning! Nordvis will be releasing Panopticon’s Roads to the North on CD and LP as well for Scandinavia and Europe and Bindrune will be releasing the upcoming Lustre full-length! Stay tuned for more information!
Big news in the Bindrune camp!
In an effort to battle the mounting shipping costs and to reconnect with each of our overseas followers, Bindrune Recordings and Nordvis have forged an international union! Both entities maintain a close relationship with nature and tend to align with bands who share similar values. This union aesthetically, spiritually and conceptually makes perfect sense.
Nordvis… surrounded by the rich environs of Northern Sweden, this label has built an impressive roster of bands and catalog of artistic releases that span both the moving atmospheres of black metal (Stilla, Lustre, Grift, Skogen, Lik), into more neo folk territories with Ebon Lore. Not afraid to take chances and holding artistic pursuits above all, this is a label that has been cutting out an impressive name and we are honored to be working with them/looking forward to bring their music to these shores for all of you.
So what does this mean? Bindrune Recordings will be the exclusive distributor for Nordvis titles in North America and Nordvis will be doing the same for Bindrune titles in Scandinavia and Europe. This includes past and in some cases each of us manufacturing each others future releases in our respective territories in the future. This benefits all of you who have been missing out on each of these creative and forward thinking labels releases due to insane postage costs. As we work to finalize/execute a large shifting of our back catalogs to each other, Bindrune is working to prepare the Webshop for the Nordvis arrival and that should be completed next week.
More info will be announced as it becomes available, like the arrival of the impending SKOGEN – I Döden, CD (Nordvis) which will be released on 04/07/14.
More info on Skogen and song samples for I Döden will be added to this site soon!
In the meantime, here is the full list of titles that will be arriving to the webshop in the coming week(s).
Until next update…. Woodland Denizen unite! Indeed.
SKOGEN – I Döden, CD (04/07/14 Release Date)
Stilla - Ensamhetens Andar CD
Stilla – Till Stilla Falla CD
Grift – Fyra elegier MCD
Ebon Lore – Wisdom of the Owl MCD
Lustre – Of Strength and Solace MCD
The Crevices Below – Below the Crevices CD
Lik – The Second Wind CD
Fen/de arma – Towards the Shores of the End CD
Armagedda- I Am Digisleeve MCD
Sorgeldom – Inner Recievings Digipak CD
Until next update…. Woodland Denizen unite! Indeed.
New material from Panopticon and Falls of Rauros, 2 of the US’s most prominent and prolific black/forest/heathen metal bands, will be unleashed by Bindrune in the form of a split 12”. Limited to 500 copies (with a download card), this split features exclusive to vinyl only material that was inspired by both bands time spent together in Norway.
Falls of Rauros side
- Unavailing 11:53
-The Purity of Isolation 6:45
-Through Mountains I Wander This Evening 4:33
-Can you Loan me a Raven? 7:29
-Gods of Flame 4:26
-One Cold Night 7:56
Panopticon: The mountains, landscapes, and memories of living and studying in Norway have crept into Austin/Panopticon’s ever evolving and vital sound to embody more of a stripped down and dark Norwegian BM influenced atmosphere for this release which harkens back to Panopticon’s more aggressive and raw S/T album. This is in no way indicative of the genre bending and highly evolved impending full-length, Roads to the North, in which Austin has pulled out all the stops to create his most personal and technically amazing material yet that finds melodic death metal elements entering an already rich color pallet of sound. The 4 songs on this split embrace the pure essence and influence of the 90′s Norwegian black metal movement in all of its driving, chilling and endlessly atmospheric grimness. Panopticon is passion for creating music in all it’s empowering forms, to arrive at something pure and with deep meaning. It’s hard not to be overtaken by the strength and conviction of this material as it sparks at the air like a live wire…
Falls of Rauros: For their side of this split, Falls of Rauros embrace more of a noticeable evolution that opens up with expansive musical exploration. Such an exciting growth musically has become further realized on the bands upcoming, awe-inspiring 4th full-length album, “Believe in No Coming Shore”. While maintaining a ferocity that was felt on “The Light that Dwells in Rotten Wood”, Falls of Rauros skillfully reach outward with free flowing and at times tranquil guitar work that truly brings even more life in to co-exist within their already impressive songwriting skills. Falls achieve evolution without forsaking their past. The result is endlessly vibrant and fulfilling to the core as only this band can be. Unavailing and The Purity of Isolation were both recorded by the band and stand to introduce the listener to the amazing musical works that will be coming from them in several months time. Trust us friends… it is well worth the wait…
This unique sense of self and overall vision set forth by both musical entities is a refreshing breath of fresh air as black metal as a whole struggles with it’s worldwide popularity and fleeting muse.
**The First 100 pre-orders of this 12” in any color combination, will receive screen printed logo patches from BOTH Falls of Rauros and Panopticon**
Falls of Rauros/Panopticon – Split 12” – $18
Vinyl color: ½ Black, ½ Clear
*This is the most limited pressing
Falls of Rauros/Panopticon – Split 12” – $17
Vinyl color: White
*This is the 2nd most limited pressing
Falls of Rauros/Panopticon – Split 12” – $16
Vinyl color: Black
To preorder your copy today, goto the webshop: http://eihwazrecordings.com/distro/
And lastly… to commemorate the impending release of the split, we have a new Panopticon shirt design available which is exclusive to the webshop! Order your armor today!
Seidr – The Pillars of Creation T-Shirts finally available!
These high quality, 100% Cotton shirts feature a 2 color full front and a 1 color collar print featuring the Bindrune Recordings logo.
-Shimmer silver and White Ink on Black Shirts.
Pick up your Seidr Armor today, or we are also offering BOTH the shirt AND Seidr’s Ginnungagap for the reduced price of $22. Package deal while supplies last!
No postage fees in the US.
Waldgefluster shirts and a new, exclusive Panopticon design are both coming soon!!
And pre-orders for the Falls of Rauros/Panopticon split 12″ you say? Only days away!! Info coming soon!!!