August 17th 2013
Solace101 - Rodna Zashtita/Aryan Kommando 88/Nachtkrieger "Day of the National Socialist Uprising"
Angry. Intolerant. National Socialist. As the title would suggest this is NSBM propaganda. A split showcasing the present, past and future of this label. Rodna Zashtita (their debut full-length album is released now too and discussed below) come from Bulgaria and pick up where bands like 88, Gaskammer & Paganblut left off and the tracks from this split complement those on the album as the band evolves. Aryan Kommando 88 is dead, the band ended in 2012 and this release is their last stand in their one man war against political correctness, raw NSBM akin to Aryan Terrorism & Totenkopf Kommando. Nachtkriger are the future, coming from the same Canadian stable as Frost & Der Misanthrope (however not the same guy) the two tracks presented here showcase the sounds of their upcoming full-length album & other productions here. Raw black metal from Canada with a slight atmospheric edge.
Solace102 & SolaceCD003 - Sunchariot "Warrior of the Winds"
The Brotherhood of Light have become the US living reincarnation of Blazebirth Hall. Bands such as Lascowiec, Svetovid, Sunchariot, Surt, Cosmic Breath & their numerous others have taken the sound and influence of Forest, Branikald, Nitberg & company to the modern era of underground music. Sunchariot is the solo black metal project from one of the individuals behind the movement, and this pro tape/CD album is a pillar in the stronghold they have built. The BBH trademarks have been mixed in with influences from some of the more moody USBM hordes Agalloch, I Shalt Become, Falls of Rauros and to a degree Xasthur & Levianthan. A complex and haunting listen that is a look into the deranged mind of a patriot, a self portrait of madness and possibly the first and only American Nationalist black metal band. Winter Solace is proud to showcase this to the world, and march forward into a new era. Essential for fans of BBH, Agalloch, Darkthule, Zgard, Na Rasputje, Lascowiec, Pagan Hellfire & numerous others. A masterpiece of both perfection and imperfection that is both forward and backward in time.
Solace119 - Massenhinrichtung "Go Beyond Gist"
More people need to care about this band. Belorussian Nationalist Black Metal akin to "To Mega Therion/Morbid Tales" Celtic Frost with a heavy Slavic musical influence. Massenhinrichtung stands out from the numerous galley of artists in the world because they are one of the few groups I've met that care about the music first and disregard all the scene nonsense. A great attention to detail & songwriting with an individualist perspective. Also still in stock is the tape of their split with Belorussian horde Raven Throne.
Solace120 - Yggr "Demo I"
This demo is simply a masterpiece of black metal for the fans of Horna, Goatmoon & other such Finnish company. Made by one of the main people involved in Hautakammio, which is now signed to Darker Than Black. I'd say more but this is one case where I think you should just listen to the sample and check for yourself. Pro tapes.
Solace121 - Jewish Juice "Fourth Reich"
Jewish Juice will someday be kings of black metal and prove why the Italians are a special pillar in the black metal genre. Fitting right in with the traditional Winter Solace entourage JJ proves that a future does exist for black metal and it screams out from the unknown. Taking the melody and structure of bands such as Mortuary Drape, Master's Hammer, early Root, fusing it with the Belligerent aggression of bands such as Dark Fury, Der Strumer, Grand Belial's Key & Argholsent with hints of Malevolent Creation, Cryptopsy (None so vile era) and at times Pestilence. A complex listen that is much more then "raw production" & corpse paint.
Solace124 - Кархарот (Carcharoth) - Переосмислення (Upheaval)
This Carcharoth is from the Ukraine not Spain. 2 tracks of traditional black metal styled after many numerous underground Brazilian tape based bands is mixed with electronic & neoclassical sounds. A pleasntly odd listen that is not afraid to jump back and forth between musical influences.
Solace125 - オキシコドン (Oxycodone) - ヒドロコドン (Memories)
This is what dying sounds like. オキシコドン or in English, Oxycodone is the main noise project of Viktoria Isa Mengele. Sourced from human voices this release is at times ambient, at time noise, at times drone, at times trance and always Avant-Garde. This album is probably one of the strangest things yet to come from this label and is a must have for all lovers of abstract sound. For fans of HNW, Sunn O))) (this release however is not drone or contains Guitars), Onomatopoeia/distorted spoken word, the works of Runhild Gammelsæter and overtone chanting. Calm dark gloomy music for meditation and building patience.
Solace131 - Aryan Assault/1389 "The Rise of Aryan Defiance"
After some time in silence Aryan Assault returns for a split demo with 1389 (see below) that is a perfect symbol of the blend of styles that have come to find a home under the Winter Solace banner. Blasting NS industrial music taking nods to such nods as Swans, Imminent Starvation and Dødheimsgard parred with raw NS black metal akin to 88, Via Dolorosa, Holocaustus & Ildjarn.
Solace134 - Dread "Ghost Roar"
Winter Solace has been known for the release of many different styles of music and Dread is a perfect symbol of all of those styles mixed together. An international project with Russian noise empress Viktoria Isa Mengele and well known french underground artist Luc Mertz that is unique and a different direction for their other numerous works. Taking dark brooding noise and mixing it with Slavic atmospheric/folk sounds without washing it in the industrial attitude. In short this is the music of Summoning, Nokturnal Mortum, Khors, Ygg, Velimor, Gnaw Their Tonuges, Mournful Congregation, Esoteric, Mourning Beloveth & Skepticism blended together with Tribal & Trip-Hop music by robots. Over 90 minnutes of absolute cold grave music, that is very difficult to explain with words.
Solace137 - 1389 "1389"
Vozd Jovan Pogani has been making raw black metal under the names of 1389, Goat Evil, Black SS Vomit, Porok and numerous others for years. Hailing from Republika Srpska, this music is the epitome of the raw black metal sound this label was known for years ago and now stands alone as the last of a dying breed. This labels following has spoken, and per you request the music of the 1389 has been signed to this label with open arms. This self titled tape is a compilation of the numerous demos recorded between the years of 2008 & 2012 salvaged from "Mp3 collectors" and given a worldwide release at long last. Featuring covers of Evil (Bra), Darkthrone & Ildjarn this music is mandatory for fans of Via Dolorosa, Holocaustus, Totenkopf Kommando, 88, Gaskammer, Lord Foul and the eary days of Norweigean & Brazillian black metal.
Solace144 - Rodna Zashtita "Mogashtestvoto Na Balgarskiya Duh"
Remember when we cared about Bulgaria? It seems that one more band has come from Sofia to carry the torch. Rodna Zashtita's debut tape only album is at long last released. Analog NSBM in vein of Absurd, 88, BBH, Lascowiec, Kristallnacht, Via Dolorosa, Bilskirnir etc. Simple and yet complex at the same time with a production value to match the gritty fog of war found on many early Russian era NS albums. The sound this label was built on has come back at long last. Also, the tapes from me are dubbed with the uncompressed audio not the mp3's that have been circulating as an 100% unauthorized upload that was leaked without the bands consent. Bulgarian Nationalist black metal against time!
Solace150 - Ilsa Koch/Doodshoofd "White Birdman!/Massagraf"
I would like to send my humble thanks GXHE (of NaziSSexNoise & National Socialist Harsh Noise Wall) for being absolutely fucking retarded, otherwise I never would have made this amazing collaboration with the Dutch right wing noise project Doodshoofd. Ilsa Koch is the name I make instrumental electronic/noise music under and the tracks "White Birdman!" & "Big One" are pieces made as follow up the styles I explored on the debut full length, styled after Maurizio Bianchi, N, Mauthausen Orchestra & Conrad Schnitzler. Doodshoofd (dutch for Death's Head) play rather adventerous analog pedal based Harsh Noise Wall echoing of Torturing Nurse, Emil Beaulieu, Richard Rameriez, Mutant Ape etc. Also included on here is a mighty once in a lifetime collaboration track where Doodshoofd material is sourced and distorted (similar to the Ilsa Frost EP) to make one long track that could be interrupted as Equinoxe being injected into a Harsh Noise Wall.
+++++++++++ OTHER INFORMATION +++++++++++
Thanks to continued problems which make no sense all orders/trades to Germany must now be sent registered. Due to the high postage cost of this it is suggested that people in those countries that wish to acquire WS releases find them from a European distributor.
The equipment used to copy music to tape here has been upgraded to equipment that has editable recording levels and tapes are now copies onto type II chrome tapes. Many orders will still contain type I tapes until the supplies of blank ones here has been exhausted. I am hopeful that this will eliminate many (but not all) of the problems that have plagued this label for years. Returns for issues related to an inferior source, sound quality or otherwise are still not accepted and will be met with hostility.
Due to numerous expenses related to the cost of blank bulk media the prices of all tapes has been raised to $5 USD and the standard prices for CDs have been raised to $7 USD. The listing on discogs will eventually be switched over however if you find it listed cheaper on the WS discogs page, show me and I will charge you that price. While this is unfortunate the end result (in regards to tapes) will be a higher quality product and for customers outside the US less items will need to be ordered for postage to make sense.
Trades are again possible however due to the now higher cost of doing trades unfortunately (and it makes me sick to have to do this) trades will be more selective now. If you are offering us products by bands I don't wish to support, in styles of music we don't distribute or stuff that I simply can't find any information on to promote here then I will have to decline. Keep this in mind when presenting your offers. Most pro tape releases are going to be officially distributed by labels (it will vary depending on the title to be fair to everyone) in Europe and that will be the end of it. Industrial/noise/electronic releases are probably all going to be distributed by a label specializing in said genres once one is found. CDs right now will be played by ear.
+++++++++++ INFORMATION ABOUT NEW DISTRO ITEMS +++++++++++
I got a box in from the label "Ydnirgal Prods" in Argentina. Inside said box contains more material from Blackend/Sludge outfit Hellige (I'd also suggest people into similar stuff look at the the Blood Folke tape) and numerous other releases from this abstract label releasing post black metal, drone, noise etc..
Also in stock is the abstract animated noise/NS industrial release by lolicore pioneers The Guanoson and a new group called Aryan Semen. This propaganda is for the elite only and is a fist in the face of what has come to be defined as "music". Distorted static meets pulsing industrial blasts. Absolutely not for children! Samples of Aryan Semen can be listened to here.
Two new tapes are in from my new friend in Spain who runs the label Blood & Soil productions are in stock. Samples can be checked below Caedes Castus is atmospheric pagan black metal and Sonnenrad is raw NSBM with Noise wall intros.
NEW DISTRO ITEMS (* Recommended)
Black Metal MCs
*Aryan Assault/1389 "The Rise of Aryan Defiance" (Industrial/Black Metal)
Blood Folke "Blood Folke"
Caedes Castus "Descendance Into Navia"
Hellige "Hellige" (Still sealed in special envelopes)
*Jewish Juice "Fourth Reich"
*Massenhinrichtung "Go Beyond Gist"
*Rodna Zashtita/Aryan Kommando 88/Nachtkrieger "Day of the National Socialist Uprising"
*Rodna Zashtita "Mogashtestvoto Na Balgarskiya Duh"
Sonnenrad "TotalitAryan Intolerance"
The True Mierdum "La Pelota No Se Mancha...Se Sacrifica Por Satan"
Vahévahian "Vishabakagh" (post-black metal)
*Yggr "Demo I"
۞ "۞I" (Black Metal/Noise)
Кархарот (Carcharoth) - Переосмислення (Upheaval)
*Dread "Ghost Roar" (Noise/Trip-Hop/???)
*Ilsa Koch/Doodshoofd "White Birdman!/Massagraf" (Electronic, Noise)
Sarghuma Incoxis "Peste" (Ambient/Noise/Drone)
Silence in First Degree vs. Kenji Siratori "Wicked Translation for the Stomachache Paranoia" (Ambient/Experimental)
*The Guanoson/Aryan Semen "Die you Jew!/Deutsches Samenbank" (Lolicore/Noise/Musique Concrète)
*オキシコドン (Oxycodone) - ヒドロコドン (Memories) - (Ambient, Drone, Noise)
*Sunchariot "Warrior of the Winds"
Abominación "Encarnación Suprema De La Maldad"
C.R.U.E.L. "Witches Danze to me, come to die" (Abyssum side project)
Grima Morstua "Grima Morstua" Sample (would move to the Drakkar label)
Various "ZM 100 - A Celebration" (Industrial) - $3.00. 2 CD-r Comp of music from this label. No English info and I have no idea what any of the bands are, comes into a wooden cork box.
For samples etc.www.wintersolaceproductions.com