Crush The Desert

HEATHEN LABEL FOR HEATHEN MINDS

Label underground cherchant à promouvoir les groupes de Black, Death, Thrash, Heavy et Folk qui prient les anciens Dieux européens.

Underground label looking for product Black, Death, Thrash, Heavy, Folk's bands who pray the ancients Gods of Europe.

WE ARE AT WAR ! CTD.

mercredi 21 septembre 2016

lundi 5 septembre 2016

KOLOVRAT's patches !



05/09/2016 (a.y.p.s) : Dernier arrivage / New stuff :

CDs :

AEDH – Au-Delà des Cendres (BM. Canada)
ALLOBROGIA – Sonnocingos (BM. France)
AQUILA - L'Aurore (BM. France)
AryanWulf / Svartr Sturm – Split
ARYMAN – Czarne Rytualy Otchlani (Excellent BM. Pologne)
ARYMAN - Plugawe Dziedzictwo (BM. Pologne)
ARYMAN- Niosac zlego Sztandary (BM/ Pologne. Ep. 6 euros)
ASMUND - К чертогам славы (Radikal BM. Russie)
ASMUND - Песнь крови (Radikal BM. Russie. Ep. 6 euros)
AURA SHINING GREEN - The Green Man and the White Witch (Double CD. Ambient. 12 euros)
AZEL'S MOUNTAIN - Azel's Mountain (Ep. 6 euros)
BOISSON DIVINE – Enradigats (Metal Folk. Gascogne)
BOISSON DIVINE – Volentat (Metal Folk. Gascogne)
CONCUBIA NOCTE /AEON WINDS – Posledni Vlci (Split CD. Slovaquie)
DREADMOON – Dreadmoon (Radikal BM. Finland. Vanguard Prods)
DRUZHINA – Third Henosis (Pagan BM)
DUX – Carnations (BM. France)
ENDLESS BATTLE – Shlyakhamy Bezodni (BM. Ukraine)
ERIS SOMNIUM – Discorde (BM/ France)
FALLAKR – LVC (BM. BZH)
FIMBULVET - Frostbrand - Eines Bildnis Tracht (Thuringian Pagan Metal. A5 digipack)
FJORD / DRUNEMETON - split CD. (Epic Heathen Doom Metal / Symphonic Pagan BM)
FORNACE - Pregnant is the Night (BM. Italie. Digipack)
FROST –Woodspirit (BM. Canada)
GALDUR – Age of Legends (Ambient / Dungeon. Ukraine. Digipack)
GNIEU / LASCOWIEC - Marching with the Blizzard's Rage (Split CD. Belarus / USA)
HALSFANG - Vere Papa Mortuus Est (BM. France)
HELLWAFFE- Worship of Anxiety
HYPNOS - Heretic Commando (Blackened Death Metal. République Tchèque)
IDIS ORLOG - Froya og Svipdag & Songs from Njartharlag (Heathen Folk. Norvège. Digipack)
JAR - Jatvieź   (Pagan Metal. Biélorussie. 2016 a.y.p.s)
Kshatriya - Vsque Ad Sidera Vsque Ad Inferos
LASCOWIEC – Unbroken Spirit (BM. USA)
LECHIA - Akt woli (Pagan Metal. Members of Gontyna Kry)
LICURGO - Flames (BM. Espagne)
LUX LUCIFERI - Purity of Enmity (Black / Death. Russie)
LYKAIONAS - Luciferian Fullmoon Necromancy (BM. Grèce)
MolAt (МОЛАТ )– Molatakryzh (Pagan Metal. Biélorussie)
MolAt (МОЛАТ) - Biely Rock (Pagan Metal. Biélorussie)
MORXAKH - Epitafium
MYRKVID – Pleasures Of Hell (BM. France)
ORTHANC - L'Amorce du Déclin (BM. France. Digipack)
PAGAN REIGN - Ancient Fortress (Pagan Metal. Russie)
PAGAN REIGN - Ancient Warriors (Pagan Metal. Russie)
PAGAN REIGN - Spark of Glory and Revival of Ancient Greatness (Pagan Metal. Russie)
PALE MIST – Spreading my Wings Into the Abyss that Calls (BM. UK)
PESTIFERUM - Déchus du Fléau (BM. France)
PIAREVARACIEN – Spadcyna / Heritage (Pagan Folk / Ambient. Biélorussie. Digipack DVD format)
PIAREVARACIEN - U Pošukach Pačatku Tych Šlachoŭ (Pagan Metal. Belarus. Digipack)
PRĘGIERZ – Blood Sanctions (Black / Death. Pologne)
PURE – And The Waters Turned To Blood (BM. Suisse)
ROSSOMAHAAR - The Reign of Terror (Arkona's members. Russie. Digipack)
SALTUS – Slavic Battle Swords (Live in Wroclaw)
SERPENS - The Cult (BM. Ukraine)
SEVEROTH – Solitude (Ambient BM. Ukraine)
SHEXNA - Let the Winds Blow (Doom / Folk. Russie)
SHINING ABYSS - Sacrifice -reh'96 (Members of Bustum)
SKOGMARK - Sworn to Paganism (BM. Russie)
SturmRise - Überflieger (Single) (Pro CD-r in cardboard. 4 euros)
STWORZ – Na Trzy Strony Slonca (Heathen Metal. Pologne)
STWORZ – Zagony Bogow (Heathen Metal. Pologne)
SVIATIBOR - Le Havre du Seigneur Céleste (Atmo / Heathen BM. France)
THALARION LATI - Same (BM. Russie)
THUNDRA - Angstens Salt (Nordic Metal)
TODESTRIBE - Vicarius Filii Dei
ULUUN – Danke Dreiser (BM. France)
Vald / Heresiarkhes - Steel Thunderstorms  (CD digipack)
VARANG NORD - Master of the Forest (Viking Metal. Lettonie)
VEDAN KOLOD – Plemena (Ambient / Ethnic / Ritual. Sibérie)
VEDAN KOLOD - U Krivoi Dorogi (Ambient / Ethnic / Ritual. Sibérie)
Velimor - Son Of Odin (CD digipack + logo patch. 12 euros)
VIA DOLOROSA – Immortal Ad Vitam
VINTERGEIST – Nemossos (BM. France Album 2015 a.y.p.s. Asgard Hass Records)
VINTERTHRON - Eternal Grief (Black / Thrash. Brésil)
VOLOH - Gromovi Nad Trebiscem (Pagan Metal. Croatie)
Vspolokh / Vikhr (ВСПОЛОХ/ВИХРЬ) У камней замшелых... (BM. Split)
WANDERSWORD - V Ozhidanii Voiny (Pagan Metal. Russie)
WAR - Age of Unbelive
WĘDRUJĄCY WIATR – Tam Gdzie Miesiac Oplakuje (Atmo BM. Pologne)
WILK - Hammer of Hate
WITCHBLOOD - Sorceress of the Black Sun (BM. Norvège)
WOLFKRIEG – Blood and Honour (Heathen BM. New album + Dungeon Tribute to Burzum as bonus)
WOLFTRIBE- Vena Universa (Ep. 6 euros)

EP :

NEARDEATH – Neardeath (Ritual / Ambient. With AD HOMINEM’s leader. 7’ep. 5 euros)

vendredi 26 août 2016

Soon... CTD009 !

VOLKOLAK - Ice Hike & Tales of the Old Wolf


European version of the 2016 (a.y.p.s) album : Ледяной поход и Сказки старого волка

This version'll coming in a digipack with a different artwork and all the songs on one CD.

Limited to 500 copies.

Tracklist :

: Ice Hike :

I - Alone Against the Tumen (Один против Тумена)
II - Borned by Volkolak (Рождённый волколаком)
III - My Far East (Мой Дальний Восток)
IV - Varangian Marching Song (Варяжская походная)
V - I Remember (Я помню)
VI - Under the Age-Old Pine (У вековой сосны)
VII - The Witch. Ice Hike (Ведьма. Ледяной поход)

: Tales of the Old Wolf :

VIII - White Swans, Black Ravens (Лебеди белые, вороны чёрные)
IX - Ragnarok (Рагнарок)
X - Winter's Time (Зимней порою)
XI - Fierce Rapids (Лютые пороги)
XII - Wolves, Wolves (Волки, волки)
XIII - Winter, Dawn (Зима, заря)
XVI - From Brother to Enemy (От брата до ворога)



Available in few weeks !

Listen / buy (digital) the entire album on our Bandcamp

vendredi 19 août 2016

Nouvel arrivage / New stuff (MOLAT / AQUILA / ASMUND / STWORZ...)

19/08/2016 (a.y.p.s) : Dernier arrivage / New stuff :

CDs :

AEDH – Au-Delà des Cendres (BM. Canada)
ALLOBROGIA – Sonnocingos (BM. France)
AQUILA - L'Aurore (BM. France)
ARYMAN – Czarne Rytualy Otchlani (Excellent BM. Pologne)
ASMUND - К чертогам славы (Radikal BM. Russie)
ASMUND - Песнь крови (Radikal BM. Russie. Ep. 6 euros)
AURA SHINING GREEN - The Green Man and the White Witch (Ambient)
CONCUBIA NOCTE /AEON WINDS – Posledni Vlci (Split CD. Slovaquie)
DREADMOON – Dreadmoon (Radikal BM. Finland. Vanguard Prods)
DRUZHINA – Third Henosis (Pagan BM)
DUX – Carnations (BM. France)
ENDLESS BATTLE – Shlyakhamy Bezodni (BM. Ukraine)
FALLAKR – LVC (BM. BZH)
FAUSTRECHT – Vendanges Tardives (BM. France. Ep. 6 euros)
FIMBULVET - Frostbrand - Eines Bildnis Tracht (Thuringian Pagan Metal. A5 digipack)
FJORD / DRUNEMETON - split CD. (Epic Heathen Doom Metal / Symphonic Pagan BM)
FORNACE - Pregnant is the Night (BM. Italie. Digipack)
FROST –Woodspirit (BM. Canada)
GALDUR – Age of Legends (Ambient / Dungeon. Ukraine. Digipack)
GNIEU / LASCOWIEC - Marching with the Blizzard's Rage (Split CD. Belarus / USA)
HATEFUL – Descendants of the World (BM. Pologne)
HATEFUL – Hatred Heritage (BM. Pologne)
HYPNOS - Heretic Commando (Blackened Death Metal. République Tchèque)
IDIS ORLOG - Froya og Svipdag & Songs from Njartharlag (Heathen Folk. Norvège. Digipack)
JAR - Jatvieź   (Pagan Metal. Biélorussie. 2016 a.y.p.s)
LASCOWIEC – Unbroken Spirit (BM. USA)
MolAt (МОЛАТ )– Molatakryzh (Pagan Metal. Biélorussie)
MolAt (МОЛАТ) - Biely Rock (Pagan Metal. Biélorussie)
MYRKVID – Pleasures Of Hell (BM. France)
NIVLHEL - S/T (Scandinavian Black Metal)
PALE MIST – Spreading my Wings Into the Abyss that Calls (BM. UK)
PIAREVARACIEN – Spadcyna / Heritage (Pagan Folk / Ambient. Biélorussie. Digipack DVD format)
PIAREVARACIEN - U Pošukach Pačatku Tych Šlachoŭ (Pagan Metal. Belarus. Digipack)
PRĘGIERZ – Blood Sanctions (Black / Death. Pologne)
PURE – And The Waters Turned To Blood (BM. Suisse)
SALTUS – Slavic Battle Swords (Live in Wroclaw)
SEVEROTH – Solitude (Ambient BM. Ukraine)
STWORZ – Na Trzy Strony Slonca (Heathen Metal. Pologne)
STWORZ – Zagony Bogow (Heathen Metal. Pologne)
THUNDRA - Angstens Salt (Nordic Metal)
TODESTRIBE - Vicarius Filii Dei
ULUUN – Danke Dreiser (BM. France)
V/A BLACK METAL IS DEAD (DUX / MOLOCH / WACHT / PURE / ... Double CD. Digipack)
VIA DOLOROSA – Immortal Ad Vitam
VINTERGEIST – Nemossos (BM. France Album 2015 a.y.p.s. Asgard Hass Records)
VINTERTHRON - Eternal Grief (Black / Thrash. Brésil)
Vspolokh / Vikhr (ВСПОЛОХ/ВИХРЬ) У камней замшелых... (BM. Split)
WĘDRUJĄCY WIATR – Tam Gdzie Miesiac Oplakuje (Atmo BM. Pologne)
WITCHBLOOD - Sorceress of the Black Sun (BM. Norvège)
WOLFKRIEG – Blood and Honour (Heathen BM. New album + Dungeon Tribute to Burzum as bonus)



TAPES :

A.Z.A.B.- Intrinsic Deathmass of Zionicidal Ruination (Electro / Noise)
Alocer 88 - For Our Blood (Radikal BM. Pro-tape)
ANTHEMS OF ANCIENTS - Anthems of Ancients (Ambient)
BRUNNDL – Brunndl (Pagan BM. Italie)
Grimnir – Starhemberg (BM. Autriche. Pro-tape)
HATE SPEECH - Take Back your Country (Electro / Noise)
HWITAGUÞAN - Undergångens år (BM. Suède)
Impery - Ars Goetia (Brutal BM. Pro-tape)
Impery – I - Eternal Abyss of the Soul (Brutal BM. Pro-tape)
LONE WOLF INSURGENT - Defeat Never, Victory Forever (Electro / Noise)
SECESSIONIST - Antebellum Black Metal (BM)

 LP :


Moontower ‎– Darkness... Glory To Hatred (BM. Pologne. LP)


LISTE COMPLETE / COMPLETE LIST : ICI / HERE












dimanche 10 juillet 2016

PIAREVARACIEN's album reviewed by Folk-metal.nl

Piarevaracien – ‘U Pošukach Pačatku Tych Šlachoŭ’ (2016)

By: Michel
Rating: 8,5/10
Release: 8/6/2016
Label: CTD Records.

Piarevaracien, Pagan/Black-metal band from Belarus, revealed themselves to us with their participation in the Triunity project, together with Oprich and Chur, back in 2012. And this wasn’t an unpleasant surprises at all. Now, a few years later, they are back with an full length, although this album is only 36 minutes long.

So, now we can listen to them playing free, not longer bounded to the limitations of the Triunity project. 

And that sounds different from the start, we don’t get to hear that laid back Indian summer feeling of their part of the project. But in stead of this we get a massive sound with clean vocals on top. And they manage to sustain this massive wall of sound which isn’t plastered with lots of distortian and other technical add-ons. No, you can still see the structure of this wall, carefully build up by guitars, drums and bass.

The concept of this album is a war-story, that’s why the band has chosen to divide it in sections in stead of giving each track a title of it’s own. A nice choice, the downside of this approach is, it’s not obvious to listen to single tracks of this album, but you can listen to them separately, surely if you don’t understand the language. Maybe if you do, it’s better to listen to the whole story, but I can’t judge that aspect.

Piarevaracien has done a nice job with this new album. I really like their style with their heavy sound but clean vocals.

Tracklist :

1. Razdziel I 05:01
2. Razdziel II 06:14
3. Razdziel III 04:11
4. Razdziel IIII 05:00
5. Razdziel V 05:41
6. Razdziel VI 06:32
7. Razdziel VII 03:54

mercredi 29 juin 2016

HEATHEN HARVEST : Piarevaracien's Spadcyna review

Piarevaracien’s “Spadčyna” Invokes the Belarusian Volksgeist for a Traditional Folk Epic

That there is a hefty amount of cross-pollination between the respective audiences of folk and (black) metal is no coincidence. Nor is the fact that black metal artists have always had a tendency to make forays into folk music. There is, of course, the populist folk/extreme metal fusion of bands such as Arkona and Skyforger, but we should not forget about black metal artists who have, throughout the decades, crafted entire folk albums without feeling the need to put out these records under the guise of side-project experimentation. Ulver‘s Kveldssangeris a classic example, but recent releases such as Lönndom‘s Viddernas tolv kapitel and Kamaedzitca‘s xQzTN 3087 show the continuity of this trend.
Different though traditional folk and raw black metal may sound, they represent two sides of the same coin; both reject modernity in their own idiosyncratic ways. As I wrote in an article on a folk/metal split:
‘Though commonly seen as a force of desecration, the black metal genre is ugly only in form, as its hideousness merely serves to hold up a mirror to the nauseating excesses of the era against which it revolts. Folk music, too, spearheads its own insurrection by attempting to purify itself of the grotesque musical mutations that together constitute the soundtrack of the 21st century. […] Impossible though it may be to deny the heritage of the past few centuries, which has lamentably engraved itself into our very being, one can resist its values by using its ugliness to create something beautiful once again. Albeit in different respective manners, this is what both black metal and folk set out to do.’
With the profound bond between metal and folk music taken into consideration,Piarevaracien‘s folk album Spadčyna (English title: Heritage) is less of an anomaly than it would seem at first. While the Minsk natives made a name for themselves with black/folk metal, their momentary switch to a blend of traditional folk music and elements of electronic and rock music offers a fresh take on the band’s aesthetic without abandoning its spirit.
Said spirit is derived directly from the Belarusian Volksgeist; a landlocked country that EU plutocrats have dubbed—without a grain of irony—‘the last dictatorship of Europe’ has a correspondingly hermetic disposition towards the outside world, focusing mostly on its political and cultural kinship with Russia. As a result of its seclusion, both governmental institutions and counter-culture artists take great interest in the country’s cultural roots. These roots, due to the vast forests, swamps, and plains that make up most of the Belarusian geography, consist for a considerable part of rural customs and folklore. Taking its historical bond with nature into account, it only seems appropriate that Belarus was one of the last countries to convert to Christianity, with old faith sects surviving well into the nineteenth century. After all, one of the original meanings of ‘pagan’ is ‘country dweller’, which is exactly what all Belarusians were, until very recently.

The pastoral charm of the tiny Belarusian nation is reflected in the melancholic, all-female choral singing on Spadčyna. This album’s unmistakable Belarusian folk sound closely resembles traditional projects such as Goryń or the Students’ Ethnographic Association, the latter of which was sampled generously on Kamaedzitca’s aforementioned xQzTN 3087 record. On most tracks, keyboards, electronic beats, and electric guitars make their appearance, but their presence is subtle enough to awaken the impression that the songs on this album are simply reworked versions of field recordings of Belarusian peasant songs.
Their traditional façade notwithstanding, the compositions on Spadčyna are all original. This was confirmed to Heathen Harvest by the band’s label, Crush the Desert. That we even had to verify this testifies to the band’s frighteningly accurate representation of Belarusian folk music (and possibly the ignorance of yours truly).
The meaning behind the songs corresponds to broader Slavic tradition: The four main tracks—’Kalada’, ‘Dunaju’, ‘Oj, kupała’, and ‘Za tumanam’—narrate the change of seasons whilst not omitting such typical folkloric themes as war, feminine innocence, and, well… Cossacks.Piarevaracien’s three session singers—AthameDarja Zujeva, and Nasta Špileuskaya—channel perfectly the sorrowful yet persistent spirit that so often emanates from the old songs of the Eastern-European countryside. Meanwhile, the keyboards, drums, and acoustic guitars provide these laments with a more immediate, almost pop-like appeal.
These main tracks are interspersed with five untitled tracks, which make up the rest of the album. However, their namelessness does not mean that these remaining tracks are mere interludes. Rather, they rely less on vocals, with the singing being reduced to non-linguistic chanting. Electronic beats and synthesizers offer extra melodic seasoning, resulting in a more abstract narrative when juxtaposed against the straightforward storytelling of the named compositions.
Spadčyna brings together diverse, seemingly contradictory musical traditions in the most harmonious manner. It sees the voice of tradition break through the murmur of modernity without losing its innate eloquence. While countless metal bands have, over the years, experimented with folk music to varying degrees of success, Piarevaracien’s work is a particularly memorable one as it effortlessly captures the spirit of its homeland and pours it into a mould enriched with its own mannerisms. On Spadčyna, the old meets the new, standing united in their rejection of modern meaninglessness. Clearly, the spirit of the country dwellers of old has still not abandoned the nation of Belarus.
Written by: Degtyarov
Source : Heathen Harvest