• Released as an ordinary jewel-case with a golden CD and 8-page, thick booklet.
  • "Sporysz" is a story about death and madness, humans and nature, and the transformation of seasons. It's a kaleidoscope of thoughts and words, and memories based on deep and serious life experiences. Musically, it's a journey from black metal through traditional acoustic sounds, and reaching out to alternative and prog rock. On the one hand the material is experimental and unconventional, while on the other, it is full of melancholy with Jarun's "folk" atmosphere which they have been creating for the past decade. "Sporysz" tracklist: 1. Sporysz 2. Powidoki 3. Jesien Wiecznosci 4. Wichry 5. Sny jak ziemia, sny jak rzeka 6. Malowany ogien Artwork by Damian "Radogost" Szpilyk Jarun are: Mateusz Kujawa - vocals Marcin "Pazuzu" Pazera - drums Dawid Wierzbicki - bass Krzysztof "Gambit" Stanisz - guitars Jakub "Zagreus" Olchawa - guitars
  • Pogavranjen's third full length enterprise "Jedva Čekam Da Nikad Ne Umrem" (Looking Forward To Never Die) is yet again a step towards uncharted deserts of dark, progressive and moody soundscapes. Structuring contemporary discipline of black metal into something much more refined and evolved, quite often borderline psychedelic and jazzy, Pogavranjen emerged as a banner wielder well beyond the borders of usual formulas. Keeping the avantgarde edge thru the entire trip, Jedva Čekam Da Nikad Ne Umrem deepens the obvious obsession with abrasive, almost gain-free stringworks and masterful polyrhythmic drumming solutions. Pogavranjen once again proves to be a beast of a great oddity leaving a strong flavored album swelling with myriad of bizarre faces twisting in nether.
  • Label: Arachnophobia Records Format: Jewel Case CD Year: 2016 Country: Poland Genre: Twisting Psychedelic Black Metal Tracklist: 1. Ractal 2. Samsara 3. Ufonaut 4. Apogeum 5. Mandala 6. Paradox 7. Veritas
  • Released as regular jewel case with 16 pages booklet printed on glossy paper.
  • 15th September marks the release date of an exceptional offering by Poland's Odraza. The brand new MCD titled 'Kir' (Polish for 'pall') features the live recording of the group's performance at Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory – The Museum of the City of Cracow. A single instrumental piece made its way to the record. Scoring around twenty minutes, the track has been commisioned for the Museum's event 'Pamiętaj z nami' ('Remember with us'), commemorating the damages of World War II. It's probably the first ever instance of Black Metal being manifested during an event organized in by Polish public institution.
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  • Following the well-received EP "Hail Death", black/heavy metal act UR will be releasing their debut full-length album, "Black Vortex" via Arachnophobia Records on 22 December 2017. The cover artwork was done by Krzysztof Sikorski. "Black Vortex" is a natural evolution of the band's previous work. The band's mastermind, Gregor, comments that he treats "both releases as one whole, musically and lyrically. Some of the tracks are philosophical in nature. They are filled with sadness and pity over human existence. Other tracks, however, are something you'd expect from UR: aggressive, primitive anthems of hatred about human greed, materialism and stupidity. Let the Black Vortex swallow you!" UR consist of seasoned musicians from Poland who have contributed to acts such as Bloodthirst or Bloodstained. Their first EP "Hail Death" was warmly received by the metal media and fans alike, with MetalTalk.net calling it "a superb debut offering", while No Clean Singing claimed the EP has "a visceral, primal appeal". A year later, with winter on the horizon, the beast will once again roar its primal sounds. "Black Vortex" Tracklist: 1. Black Vortex 2. Black Spark 3. We Are Mortal 4. Shed My Skin 5. The Beckoning Silence 6. The Last Feast 7. Cleansing by Fire 8. The Goddess of the World 9. Oblivion
  • On Ephemeral Substrates" is my first solo album in the true sense of the word. The project consumed almost 3 years of my life. I spent more energy on this one than on any other material of any band I have played in and I am very happy about the result. Many people asked if I had a plan to release it in a physical format. Finally, this is happening - thanks to Arachnophobia Records! Thus spoke the author, Maciej Pasinski who co-founded Sirrah - one of the most influential and uncommon Polish band of the nineties. Both "Acme" - typical in it's stylistics - as well as "Did Tomorrow Come?" - the dynamic and courageous album that was appreciated only after years - project a sense of Maciek's great creative, performative and vocal flair. "On Ephemeral Substrates" takes off where "Did Tomorrow Come?" left off. Undoubtedly, this explosive mixture of death metal and industrial is a worthy successor to Sirrah's spirit, atmosphere and bravery. The album was performed (with minor guest appearances), recorded, mixed, mastered and designed by just one man - Maciek Pasinski.
  • Two years after their critically acclaimed third record The Grim Muse, In Twilight's Embrace announce through Decibel Magazine that their fourth full-length, Vanitas, will be released on 22 September 2017, through Arachnophobia Records. The opening track, “The Hell of Mediocrity” is streaming exclusively through Decibel Magazine: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2017/08/15/track-premiere-twilights-embrace-transcend-hell-mediocrity/ Vanitas sees In Twilight's Embrace evolve into their own entity; taking a deathly and personal direction. Vanitas is the band's darkest material to date, both lyrically and musically. “Having confronted several deaths of family members and friends, made me realise the true weight of mortality,” confesses vocalist, Cyprian Łakomy. “The realisation paved the way for reflections which would later become the backbone of the lyrics and atmosphere on Vanitas”. This is not just another gimmick to create a death worshipping album. There's far more to it. Cyprian adds: “death is an opportunity to ask questions about the here and now, and what kind of legacy - if any at all - we are possibly leaving”. „Vanitas”, a 33 minutes-long portion of black death metal was recorded, mixed and mastered in 2017 by Marcin Rybicki at Vintage Records and Left Hand Sounds. Vanitas track list: 1. The Hell of Mediocrity 2. Fan the Flame 3. As Future Evaporates 4. Trembling 5. Flesh Falls, No Ghost Lifts 6. Futility 7. The Rift 8. The Great Leveller
  • ‘Into the dark we wander, With torches in hands Yet no god in our hearts’ It is time. ‘The Grim Muse’, the third opus of In Twilight’s Embrace will be unleashed on 15th September via Arachnophobia Records. You can place your pre-orders now. With its release planned for this summer’s final days, ‘The Grim Muse’ contains the band’s most introspective material to date. At the same time, the album finds In Twilight’s Embrace at the peak of ferocity and restlessness. Captured by bass player Marcin Rybicki at his own Left Hand Sound, the record showcases the rabid take on Death Metal, a dismal sense of melody and advance into ever darker territories.
  • 1. Down Below 2. Fiends Forever 3. Sights to See 4. All in Vain 5. The Phantom Heart 6. You Called, We Came 7. Miscarriage's Lullaby 8. Howl of the Jackal 9. Enshrouded in Nothingness
  • Poland's independent metal scene is thriving in the most dynamic and evil ways. Every now and then, things here take a radical turn, resulting in a creative rot or rather collision course and give birth to astonishingly impressive outcomes. Evil never sleeps, and so doesn't Mentor, the new assembly rising from the deeps in full glory! The name might be new, but the individuals behind it are no strangers. Three out of four members have recently been beating the hell out of Europe's stages with the dissonant black metal sensation THAW. Now joined by singer Wojtek Kałuża (J.D. Overdrive), the pack provide another unholy challenge for the audience who miss the fuckin' animal in metal and grew fed up with its artsy incarnations. Scarecrow Fields, the first new song by Mentor is no longer a mystery. Play it fuckin' loud! In times when the majority tend to categorize music by coming up with the most bizarre tags and shoving it all the way through pidgeon holes, Mentor's blasphemous and straightforward emanation of heavy music's essential traits appears like a spit in the face. Enforcing the idea of “a sonic porn for those who like it fast and heavy”, Guts, Graves and Blasphemy, Mentor's debut full-length offering is a highly explosive cauldron merging the elements of black/thrash metal, hardcore punk and plain rock'n'roll.
  • Vanitas sees In Twilight's Embrace evolve into their own entity; taking a deathly and personal direction. Vanitas is the band's darkest material to date, both lyrically and musically. “Having confronted several deaths of family members and friends, made me realise the true weight of mortality,” confesses vocalist, Cyprian Łakomy. “The realisation paved the way for reflections which would later become the backbone of the lyrics and atmosphere on Vanitas”. This is not just another gimmick to create a death worshipping album. There's far more to it. Cyprian adds: “death is an opportunity to ask questions about the here and now, and what kind of legacy - if any at all - we are possibly leaving”. „Vanitas”, a 33 minutes-long portion of black death metal was recorded, mixed and mastered in 2017 by Marcin Rybicki at Vintage Records and Left Hand Sounds. Vanitas track list: 1. The Hell of Mediocrity 2. Fan the Flame 3. As Future Evaporates 4. Trembling 5. Flesh Falls, No Ghost Lifts 6. Futility 7. The Rift 8. The Great Leveller