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Evoken
Hypnagogia

The moody bastards at Profound Lore (Bell Witch, Pallbearer) with another record of unrelentingly intense metal here. This one comes courtesy of New Jersey doom OGs Evoken. Hypnagogia is a sludgy delight, all thick walls of guitar and merciless vocal grunts. It’s very well produced too - the guitars on ‘Valorous Consternation’ sound melodic and meaty all at once.
  • Vinyl Double LP (PFL209LP)
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Monarch
Never Forever

French ultra-slow doomers Monarch return to the Profound Lore label with their eighth full length Never Forever. Taking doom down to an atmospheric wall of sound they create the low end power of Sunn O)) with vocals that cross from ethereal and harmonic to blood curdling shrieks. Bludgeoning and bleak. FFO Big Brave etc..
  • CD (PFL192)
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Hissing
Permanent Destitution

Permanent Destitution might be the debut LP from HISSING, but the Seattle group arrive at this record with some pedigree. Since forming in 2014 the trio have released on Southern Lord and toured with Sunn O))). It’s no surprise Stephen O’Malley was keen on this lot. Theirs is a punishing form of metal that yokes together death, thrash and grind. The six tunes of this record showcase their prodigious talents. Expect HISSING to stick around for some time.
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Bliss Signal
Bliss Signal

Surge, the first single off Bliss Signal’s self-titled debut, sounds like a collaboration between Deafheaven and Dag Rosenqvist. In reality it's James Kelly (Altar of Plagues) and Mumdance who are working together. The result, as far as we can tell, sounds like a death-metal remix of some very soulful ambient. And it's pretty tasty.
  • CD (PFL204)

Infernal Coil
Within A World Forgotten

The band is called Infernal Coil. Their logo is an indefinable scrawl that looks like a bundle of twigs. The LP is called Within A Forgotten World. The tracks have titles like ‘Wounds Never Close’ and ‘Bodies Set In Ashen Death’. It’s coming out on a label called Profound Lore. … Correct! The answer was: A - Death Metal.
  • CD (PFL205)

Innumerable Forms
Punishment In Flesh

The cantankerous Innumerable Forms have finally made an LP. Punishment In Flesh comes a good eleven years after the band's inception, which makes sense: they release LPs at a speed worthy of a band with powerviolence/hardcore origins. Taking influence from the Scandanavian death metal of the early '90s, they seek to create a portal to that time through raw, plainly stated dissonance, going back to what gave the genre its rough edges.
  • CD (PFL186)

Wayfarer
World’s Blood

Third album from Colorado black metal group Wayfarer. This time, they've made like a saunter of Cowboys and are heading west. Their thematic focus is on the great frontier and the horrors of American expansionism, something well captured in the dread and intensity of black metal. Released on Profound Lore. 
  • Vinyl LP (PFL201LP)
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Soft Kill
Savior

If you ever feel like you could do with some sad reading you could do worse than the press release for Soft Kill's Saviour. Even without reading it there is obviously sadness behind this music. Post-punk that's as down as the genre's ever been, with vocals whose distance is only amplified by being hidden in the mix. On Profound Lore. 
  • Vinyl LP (PFL200LP)
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Of Feather and Bone
Bestial Hymns of Perversion

Profound Lore is a versatile label for all them things what dwell in darkness - Dälek’s noisy hip hop rubs shoulders with Merzbow, Prurient, dungeon synth and, of course, more metal than the cast of Transformers. In this case, Denver trio Of Feather and Bone are purveyors of some seriously gruesome death metal. Helping to make sure they live up to their title Bestial Hymns of Perversion, the band deploy some brutal techniques, including each vocalist grunting in a different way at once.
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Prurient
Rainbow Mirror

New Prurient album! And boy is it a big one: Rainbow Mirror is a three-and-a-half-hour super release, currently available as a quadruple disc 8 panel digipack. It’s all fresh original material, delving into deep and quasi-ambient territory without losing the harsh edge of the Prurient project. Massive potent stuff, presented on Profound Lore.

Black Mecha
Counterforce

Black Mecha is the most recent incarnation of the black metal rooted noise monger Fortress Crookedjaw (Sean B. Campbell) of aural terrifiers Wold. Whilst still very much harking from the black metal world, Black Mecha focuses more on electronics, imagine Ildjarn with a modular synth. Still horrible, and almost zero production values. Dark, distorted, analogue fury.

Old Tower
Stellary Wisdom

Dungeon synth, the niche genre gunning to reproduce the tinny MIDI soundtracks of fine old RPG computer games such as Ultima, has a bit of an up-and-coming star in The Netherlands’ Old Tower (real name The Spectre). Now with Profound Lore, the ol’ Tower here turns up a pair of slow and sinister pieces for your gallant pleasure. Even isometric fantasy adventurers need a jam.
  • CD (PFL198)
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Insect Ark
Marrow Hymns

'Marrow Hymns' represents a band who have reached a new level of maturity. Following a selection of singles and EPs and the recruitment of Spungin on drums, it's fitting for Profound Lore to be issuing this full length. Swampy, ethereal cathedral darkness for fans of Menace Ruine, SunnO))) and any blackened dark ambient.
  • Vinyl LP (PFL196LP)
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Bell Witch
Mirror Reaper

Cataclysmic doom duo Bell Witch manage to make a slow racket as immense as the artwork draped over their records, their set-up of drums and bass guitar somehow sounding off louder than most bands of their ilk. Mirror Reaper is an unwavering behemoth, spanning eighty-three minutes over one single song. RIP to the excellent Adrian Guerra who used to drum for the band.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (PFL191LP)
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Portal
ION

Fans of twisted up black metal rejoice as Australia's bleakest export return for their fifth full length album. Expect the trademark buzzing shreds, leanings towards Psyopus and Crowpath, but a sound that further pushes the band into the kind of depraved obscurity that earned them their dimly gleaming reputation.
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Sannhet
So Numb

Brooklyn based three piece Sannhet move to Canadian extreme metal label Profound Lore for their third full length album. So Numb piles up huge doses of instrumental post-metal that mix grinding blast beats with ethereal choral guitar work and everything in between. Goes from pounding heavy to elevative and ambient.

Necro Deathmort
Overland

After releases on Distraction, Extreme Ultimate, and Rocket, London based two piece Necro Deathmort bring their 8th full length to extreme label Profound Lore. Sharing similar traits to acts such as Ulver, The Haxan Cloak, Atari Teenage Riot and Dalek, they are genre melders, with free reign across heavy synthetic beats, dark noise, crushing doom and drone.
  • Vinyl LP (PFL190LP)
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Wold
Postsocial

Evil, hissing and ear-crackling black metal is on offer from 'Postsocial', a record that comes out of the genre's hallmarks but makes them even more extreme -- this is, if anything, harsh noise, a wall of impenetrable noise and a collection of wind tunnels blocking out any melody and leaving behind nothing more than an onslaught of piercing vocals. Wold continue to abstract black metal beyond the point of return.
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SubRosa
For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages

Brand new record from Salt Lake City doom/chamber metal group SubRosa. Their previous album “More Constant Than The Gods” got praise across the known universe and this is said to be their biggest and most expansive yet. Their previous vinyl editions are not attainable for neither love nor money so this one is sure to be a must-buy for fans and collectors alike. 
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Full Of Hell
Trumpeting Ecstasy

Full Of Hell are much loved for their willingness to push hardcore punk, that most noisy of rock-derived forms, into the territory of actual noise. That’s particularly the case with their Merzbow collaboration from a few years ago, but also true on pure Hell records like this! Trumpeting Ecstasy is a proper harsh blast from these deathgrinding maestros. On Profound Lore.

Ash Borer
The Irrepassable Gate

If bleak atmospheric black metal is your thing it’s time to check out Ash Borer. They definitely rank up there with Leviathan and Xasthur on the US black metal frontline, and after a few full lengths they have gone into the studio with Randall Dunn who produced Sunn o))) and Wolves In The Throne Room. So now the horror is absolute and massive.

Black Mecha
I.M. Mentalizing

Produced by Fortress Crookedjaw, member of extreme blackened noise duo Wold releases his solo moniker Black Mecha on the Profound Lore label alongside acts such as Merzbow and Leviathan. Although similarly overbearing, I.M. Mentalizing is a bizarre mix of power electronics, black metal, pushed through a minimalist scope.

Pallbearer
Fear & Fury

A special treat for fans of authentic heavy metal crew Pallbearer, with a new version of Fear And Fury, previously a flexi-disc-only release. Supporting it are exclusive cover versions of Type O Negative and Black Sabbath! *devil horns* All 3 tracks are on the A-side of this 12”: the B-side is decorated with a fetching etching. 2000 copies only, on Profound Lore.
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Soft Kill
Choke

With personnel drawn from Chromatics, Blessure Grave, Warm Hands and Get Hustle, Soft Kill really have the credentials for making high-end post-punk. Choke is their third album, and has a moody '80s shimmer all around the production. They even have a guest vocal from Mark Burgess (Chameleons). Out on the Profound Lore label.
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WIFE
Standard Nature

Irishman and former black metaller James Kelly aka WIFE unleashes another EP of slow, textural modern electronic beats that are equal parts downcast and technicolour. You won't hear much from his Altar of Plagues past here apart from a signing to extreme label Profound Lore, but what you will find are some songs, buried underneath scattered layers of intricately-constructed beats and synths.

Dälek
Asphalt For Eden

Welcome to the first new Dälek release since Gutter Tactics, released a whole 7 years ago! Asphalt For Eden reawakens their mission to meld hip-hop with experimental sonics, with  a line-up that now includes DJ rEk and Mike Swarmbots in addition to MC Dälek himself. Released on the Profound Lore label.

Bell Witch
Four Phantoms

Bell Witch are a doom metal duo from Seattle who make their doom sound with just bass, drums and vocals. Their new album, Four Phantoms is the follow-up to 2012’s Longing, which was regarded as one of the year's best doom albums. It is thought that Four Phantoms, which is both crushing and moving, will be even better.
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Prurient
Frozen Niagara Falls

The first ‘proper’ (e.g. released in an edition of more than 13) Prurient album in four years, Frozen Niagara Falls is a 90-minute, double-disc opus that spans the different regions of Dom Fernow’s practice across 16 tracks, from brooding atmospheres to howling harsh noise. Expect a suitably cold aesthetic.

Full Of Hell & Merzbow
Full Of Hell

This totally shouldn't make sense, but it absolutely does: American grind act Full of Hell may be the fastest act out there, in some moments, but their breakdowns are more akin to moments of pure white noise and power electronics than hardcore. Their slow and sometimes inaudible approach to performing grind is a perfect fit for prominent noise-maker Merzbow, who joins them for this collaborative record. Full of Hell are amazing, and Merzbow sure is loud -- so this should be something.
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Menace Ruine
Venus Armata

Menace Ruine are evil noisemakers from Montreal who bring together all the extreme sounds they can count on their hands: there's black metal in their sound, of course, but also industrial pastiches and eerie Death In June influenced neo-folk. 'Venus Armata' is the band's fifth record, and this time they lean towards an ambient sound.

Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

'Bliss Torn From Emptiness' is a pretty apt album title for Nadja, the ambient metal band who drone endlessly but somehow also tear shit up. Aidan Baker's and Leah Buckareff's 2008 effort is finally being released on vinyl after years in the waiting, showing off soundscapes of unrelenting feedback and drum warfare that recalls Earth. 
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Pallbearer
Foundations Of Burden

With their new album “Foundations Of Burden”, PALLBEARER are prepared to take it to the next level unparalleled by creating an album much more advanced, moving, and sonically glorious than their debut. If “Sorrow and Extinction” created massive waves in the metal scene, “Foundations Of Burden” will create the stuff of legends. Captured by legendary producer Billy Anderson (Agalloch, Sleep, Neurosis, The Melvins etc.) at Type Foundry studios in Portland Oregon, “Foundations Of Burden” sees PALLBEARER expand their sound even further and going beyond into an emotionally driven sonic landscape more epic, vast, and ultimately more glorious and triumphant.
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Mamiffer/ Locrian
Bless Them That Curse You


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