• 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.
  • 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.
  • After two EP releases, and a debut album that wiped the boundaries of the black metal genre and brought the band to a firm and clear position at the crossroads of avant-garde, psychedelia, primitive trance-inducing black metal, and a modern approach devoid of limitations, Pogavranjen, Croatia’s by far most prominent black metal band, release their second titanic escapade. On Sebi Jesi Meni Nisi, the trademark sound of the band evolved into something truly terrifying. Veterans of Croatian extreme music use primordial negativity and blackness of bleak modern existence to painfully stomp a 42 minute long march through wastelands of rancid psyche fueled by complete lack of hope. Through disgust and bewildering bestiality, Pogavranjen present the dawn of a new era of originality by painting the blackest of landscapes. While being endlessly negative, ugly and malevolent, Sebi Jesi Meni Nisi strikes with its progressive and meditative elements. It is an album which emanates a macabre deathly glow, as well as ambitious freshness. Its visonary construction and virtuose musicianship echo through the avant-garde black metal underground.
  • Label: Musica Noire Records / Arachnophobia Records Format: 12" LP Colors: White, white w/ black haze Year: 2015 Country: Croatia Genre: Black Metal Tracklist: A1 Tkivo Svemira B2 Barutana "Pogavranjen"/Orsang A3 Ponoćni Lov B4 Jeziva Suša B5 Strigoi
  • Label: Musica Noire Records / Arachnophobia Records Format: 12" LP Color: White w/ black haze Year: 2015 Country: Croatia Genre: Black Metal Tracklist: A1 Tkivo Svemira B2 Barutana "Pogavranjen"/Orsang A3 Ponoćni Lov B4 Jeziva Suša B5 Strigoi
  • Label: Musica Noire Records / Arachnophobia Records Format: 12" LP Gatefold Color: Black Quantity: 100 Year: 2016 Country: Germany Genre: Decadent Dark Metal Tracklist: A1 Die Mensur A2 Femme Fatale A3 Kaiserschnitt A4 In Stahlgewittern A5 Kein schönerer Tod B6 Mata Hari B7 Hepatitis Libido B8 Ich-Zerfall B9 Der letzte Ton
  • Label: Musica Noire Records / Arachnophobia Records Format: 12" LP Gatefold Color: Red Quantity: 100 Year: 2016 Country: Germany Genre: Decadent Dark Metal Tracklist: A1 Die Mensur A2 Femme Fatale A3 Kaiserschnitt A4 In Stahlgewittern A5 Kein schönerer Tod B6 Mata Hari B7 Hepatitis Libido B8 Ich-Zerfall B9 Der letzte Ton
  • Label: Musica Noire Records / Arachnophobia Records Format: 12" LP Gatefold Color: White Quantity: 100 Year: 2016 Country: Germany Genre: Decadent Dark Metal Tracklist: A1 Die Mensur A2 Femme Fatale A3 Kaiserschnitt A4 In Stahlgewittern A5 Kein schönerer Tod B6 Mata Hari B7 Hepatitis Libido B8 Ich-Zerfall B9 Der letzte Ton
  • 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.
  • The record will be released as a classy six-panel digipack with a golden CD. Layout and other graphic work by Mentalporn.
  • After critically acclaimed debut album, miniLP, demo and splits, The Dead Goats strike back with another piece! “Don’t go in the tomb” consists of three new compositions in the vein of old-school Swedish death metal – a style so characteristic for The Dead Goats. Once again they confirm being the spiritual successors of Nihilist, Grave and Entombed. Produced by Satanic Audio (Thaw, Eerie). The CD will be released in digipack (16 pages of booklet in a poster form). Cover and layout by Szymon Siech.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Death is always the end, though it may also be the beginning. This is exactly happening in the case of “Hail Death”, the debut MCD from UR, about to be unleashed in December on Arachnophobia Records. The first strikes of winter frost create a perfect aura for the first MCD of UR. Clocking in at nearly 20 minutes, the record thrusts the listener straight into death's cold embrace – a power equally primal, complex and intriguing. This contrast also defines the musical content of “Hail Death”. The songs which have found their way onto the release are a manifestation of raw and instinct-driven black metal which does not refrain from occasional twists. - In fact, UR is exactly what all of us have been willing to do for a major part of our nearly 15-year-long musical quest, yet for some reason had been unable to put into effect. UR is a beast, an animal – free, untamed and unpredictable. When we meet at the rehearsals, we grab our instruments, fill the glasses with vodka and just play. We do not need any philosophy for something this simple. Neither do we obey any particular stylistic framework, nor limit ourselves to it. The music on “Hail Death” came up quickly and naturally; it is minimalistic, yet thoroughly prepared; full of contrast, yet cohesive – explains guitarist/vocalist Gregor, UR's mainman. So far, the group's members have made contributions to such names as Bloodthirst and Bloodstained inter alia. The debut release of UR, however, is the beginning of an entirely new chapter in their careers, as well as their first, so individual outing. The material was recorded and mixed at Left Hand Sounds studio. The cover art was painted by Krzysztof Sikorski. Here is the track listing for “Hail Death”: 1. A Dying Star 2. The Tongue of Fire 3. Let The Darkness Come 4. Total Inertia 5. Only Bones