Crush The Desert

HEATHEN LABEL FOR HEATHEN MINDS

WE ARE AT WAR ! CTD.

mercredi 1 novembre 2017

Heathen slipmats.

Paganize your turntable !

 Irminsul slipmat

IRMINSUL [Feutrine / Slipmat]. Limitée à 50 exemplaires / Limited to 50 copies.


 Viking slipmat

VIKING [Feutrine / Slipmat]. Limitée à 25 exemplaires / Limited to 25 copies.



mardi 31 octobre 2017

samedi 9 septembre 2017

Nous sommes de retour ! / We are back !



Heilsa !

Après quelques semaines de coupure, CTD Records est de retour avec un nouveau site :


Vous pourrez y commander en ligne les productions de Crush The Desert de manière simple, directe et sécurisée.

Heathen Regards.

CTD

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Heilsa !

After few weeks of shutdown, CTD Records are back with a new online shop :


Now, you can order the Crush The Desert's releases in a simple, direct and secure way.

Heathen Regards.

CTD



mercredi 8 février 2017

CTD010 AVAILABLE NOW !!!


VOLKOLAK - MMI - MMIV

Double CD digisleeve. Two cult albums of the great russian Folk band re-released.

21 titles and 2 videoclips.

10 EUROS + shipping.

Tracklist :

The Feat of the Grey King (disc I)

Подвиг Седого Короля (2002 a.y.p.s)

I - Silver Horn (Серебряный рог)
II - Violent Fight (Неистовый бой)
III - Eternal Fire (Вечный огонь)
IV - Feast Under the Mountain (Пир под горой)
V - The Ravens and the Enemies (Вороны да вороги)
VI - The Feat of the Grey King (Подвиг седого короля)
VII - Odin's Wolves (Волки Одина)
VIII – Minstrel’s Death (Смерть менестреля)
IX - Volkolaks Death (Гибель волколаков)
X - Witches Valley (Долина ведьм)

Hail the the God of the Sun (disc II)

Слава Яриле (2004 a.y.p.s)

I - To the God of Fire (Огню Сварожичу)
II - To the Russia (Русским)
III - A Yew Grove (Тисовая роща)
IV - To the People from East Russia (Дальневосточникам)
V - The Brave Viking (Храбрый викинг)
VI - Wolf's Farewell (Волчья прощальная)
VII - Vavila - Good Fellow (Вавила - добрый молодец)
VIII - Hail the the God of the Sun (Слава Яриле)
IX - At Valiant Prince (У лихого князя)
X - Veles and the Warrior (Велес и воин)

Bonus


XI - The Witch. Ice Hike (Ведьма. Ледяной поход) (Single Version)


jeudi 2 février 2017

VOLKOLAK


VOLKOLAK - From Brother to Enemy (От брата до ворога) Video Clip !
From the album Ice Hike & Tales of the Old Wolf, available at Crush The Desert Records


mardi 10 janvier 2017

CTD010 ! Soon...


CTD010 - VOLKOLAK - MMII - MMIV

Soon available...

Tracklist (21 songs) :

The Feat of the Grey King (disc I)

Подвиг Седого Короля (2002 a.y.p.s)

I - Silver Horn (Серебряный рог)
II - Violent Fight (Неистовый бой)
III - Eternal Fire (Вечный огонь)
IV - Feast Under the Mountain (Пир под горой)
V - The Ravens and the Enemies (Вороны да вороги)
VI - The Feat of the Grey King (Подвиг седого короля)
VII - Odin's Wolves (Волки Одина)
VIII – Minstrel’s Death (Смерть менестреля)
IX - Volkolaks Death (Гибель волколаков)
X - Witches Valley (Долина ведьм)


Hail the the God of the Sun (disc II)

Слава Яриле (2004 a.y.p.s)

I - To the God of Fire (Огню Сварожичу)
II - To the Russia (Русским)
III - A Yew Grove (Тисовая роща)
IV - To the People from East Russia (Дальневосточникам)
V - The Brave Viking (Храбрый викинг)
VI - Wolf's Farewell (Волчья прощальная)
VII - Vavila - Good Fellow (Вавила - добрый молодец)
VIII - Hail the the God of the Sun (Слава Яриле)
IX - At Valiant Prince (У лихого князя)
X - Veles and the Warrior (Велес и воин)


Bonus :

XI - The Witch. Ice Hike (Ведьма. Ледяной поход) (Single Version)

dimanche 1 janvier 2017

Heathen Harvest reviews U pošukach pačatku tych šlachoŭ !

Piarevaracien already delivered one of the musical highlights of 2016 with their album Spadčyna, which brought together traditional and modern interpretations of folk. Scarcely three months later, the Belarusians are already back, this time with a metal full-length titled U pošukach pačatku tych šlachoŭ.[1] This new release is, above all, a testament to the band’s versatility. With Spadčyna already standing as one of the year’s finest folk albums thus far, U pošukach pačatku tych šlachoŭ succeeds on its own terms, with its thirty-six-minute metal offering containing few, if any, boring or otherwise lackluster riffs. As a result, Piarevaracien’s new album is their second career highlight within a three-month period.
Piarevaracien’s two 2016 records are vastly different on the surface, with the respective timbre, instrumentation, and style of each album impossible to recognise as originating from the same collective. On a deeper level, however, there is continuity between the two releases. One shared trait is the consistent quality of both albums, which is remarkable in itself given how radically different they are musically. Yet, even more importantly, both Spadčyna and U pošukach pačatku tych šlachoŭ coil their respective themes into a cohesive narrative, which in turn helps each work shine as an artistic whole that rises far above the sum of its parts.
Where Spadčyna dealt primarily with the change of seasons narrated against a backdrop of more universal motifs, U pošukach pačatku tych šlachoŭ‘s thematic canvas is decorated only with war. The album’s central theme is ‘the eternal soldier’, who has risen up throughout history, destined to sacrifice his own life for his people and soil. The album’s seven tracks—titled simply ‘Razdziel’ I through VII—cover different periods of Belarus’s blood-soaked past.
‘Razdziel II’ reminisces about the Battle of Grunwald, which took place in 1410 and saw Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (which included the territory of present-day Belarus) decisively defeat the Knights of the Teutonic Order, halting their expansion Eastwards. This confrontation between East and West, which has been labelled a medieval rehearsal of the Battle of Stalingrad, is only one example of Belarus’s long-lasting affair with armed struggle; the album continues to tell of the Belarusian resistance against the Soviet Union, both in the wake of the Russian Revolution and during (and even after) World War II. Threading through these historic accounts is the eternal soldier, whose presence ties said events together.
Piarevaracien
Piarevaracien
Metal enthusiasts may be tempted to dismiss warfare as a worn-out lyrical theme, but Piarevaracien justifies its choice by treating the topic with a profound understanding of the concept. Emerging from a country whose borders were carved by centuries of struggle, death, and resurgence, the band recognises the perpetuity of war. Such is confirmed by the following Nietzsche quote, which has been included in the album booklet: “Ye Shall Love Peace As A Means To New Wars And The Short Peace More Than The Long.” This reflects the pre-modern interpretation of peace as an anomalous interruption in between wars.
Piarevaracien brings to the table compositions which perfectly reflect the belligerent topic material of the album. Even though the group made a name for itself in black metal, the genre is only sporadically present in this new album’s sound. While the work defies strict stylistic classification, it is closest to the folk metal label. However, rather than relying on annoyingly exuberant recorders and other fairy instruments, Piarevaracien’s folklore here manifests itself through vibrant riffing that leaps enthusiastically over the drum and bass work—a method that is comparable to Kawir‘s Isotheos album. This approach results in melodies that are as colourful as they are varied, with riffs never outstaying their welcome before the band dives into the next movement.
Piarevaracien’s compositional prowess should not go unmentioned. U pošukach pačatku tych šlachoŭ incorporates a variety of influences ranging from black metal-style tremolo picking to melodeath rhythm patterns, and even vocals that dance on the stylistic border of hardcore. In the hands of less capable musicians, such a list of ingredients could easily have led to an obnoxious concoction, but Piarevaracien takes these divisive elements and weaves them into a well-rounded, tasteful plexus. Each composition offers smooth transitions between melodies and movements. Consequently, the album’s quality shines through both in its individual songs and on the album as a whole. It is largely this combination of individual and collective quality that makes U pošukach pačatku tych šlachoŭ such a joy to listen to. This impression is elevated further by the excellent production, which gives each of the instruments a place to shine. All of this makes the record’s slight blemishes—largely limited to occasionally off-key clean vocals—all the easier to forgive.
Due to the frightening consistency with which Piarevaracien establishes its mastery of tasteful folk metal, U pošukach pačatku tych šlachoŭ is one of 2016’s premier releases in the metal genre as a whole. With songs that are composed as well as they are played, this is an album with many highlights and virtually no moments of true weakness. Thematically, Piarevaracien’s handling of the topic of war goes way beyond the primal ‘blood ‘n’ gore’ fixation of more simple-minded metal formations. Instead of delivering hollow, misanthropic panegyrics to death, U pošukach pačatku tych šlachoŭ highlights the eternal return of a timeless warrior soul. By showing how young men who die in the struggle for a higher goal are forever hailed by their offspring, one can wonder if the looming end of Europe’s longstanding peace is truly something to be feared, or to be welcomed as an overdue liberation from the chains of meaninglessness.
[1] У пошуках пачатку тух шляхоў roughly translates as ‘Searching For The Beginning Of Those Ways’.

https://heathenharvest.org/2016/06/27/follow-piarevaraciens-eternal-soldier-through-belaruss-blood-soaked-past-on-u-posukach-pacatku-tych-slachou/

lundi 17 octobre 2016

Postchrist reviews U pošukach pačatku tych šlachoŭ !

PIAREVARACIEN - U pošukach pačatku tych šlachoŭ
Année : 2016
Ambiance : Slave
Travail Musical : 2.5/5
Ambiance : 4/5
Visuel : 3/5
Note Générale :4/6
Retour de PIAREVARACIEN ! Après un superbe album acoustique — pour qui apprécie le style bien sûr — place cette fois-ci à la facette « Metal » du groupe, qui ma foi tient amplement la route, sans être révolutionnaire, évidemment.
En réalité, pour apprécier cet album, il ne faut pas en avoir une attente extraordinaire. C’est d’ailleurs le cas lorsqu’un groupe n’est pas connu (et je crois sans trop me tromper que personne ne connait), et ici vous risquez plutôt d’être surpris par sa qualité que déçu par ses défauts.
PIAREVARACIEN n’est pas un grand groupe, il n’en a pas la fibre, ni la vocation je pense, mais il maitrise rudement bien sons style, et c’est déjà énorme, vu le nombre de bouses qu’on se tape à longueur d’année dans le genre. La rythmique est globalement captivante, la tension bien présente, avec de bonnes mélodies pour soutenir chaque titre, et les ajouts folkloriques apportent le dépaysement nécessaire pour nous sortir un peu du classicisme du genre. Mais ce n’est pourtant pas le meilleur du groupe.
J’ai déjà quelques reproches à faire, pour commencer sur les sonorités trop « Metal », les phases thrashisantes ne lui conviennent pas du tout et l’uniformise un peu trop (sur « Razdzieł III » par exemple, mais ailleurs aussi). La voix slave est aussi limitée, pas foncièrement énervée, ni particulièrement forte niveau émotion transmise. Une façon de faire proche d’un M8L8TH ou d’un LUTOMYSL serait bien plus efficace à mon sens. Tant pis. Seule la version voix claire (masculine comme féminine d’ailleurs), qui appuie les passages les plus calmes, se révèle intéressante.
En réalité, le grand intérêt de cet album réside dans ses aspects les plus atmosphériques, les plus calmes, étirés dans le temps, soit grossièrement la deuxième partie de l’album (« Razdzieł V », « VI » et « VII »). Un album entier de cette trempe aurait je pense plus marqué les esprits. 
Bref, si vous aimez le black atmo quand il contient des sonorités slaves, il y a de quoi être comblé, surtout pour la seconde moitié de l’album, et à condition de ne pas rechercher la perle rare.
par Blaise
Le 16/10/2016
http://www.postchrist.com/chroniques/piarevaracien/u-posukach-pacatku-tych-slachou.html

vendredi 7 octobre 2016

VOLKOPACK !!!



VOLKOLAK's Pack !

Incl.

VOLKOLAK - Ice Hike & Tales of the Old Wolf (Digipack)
VOLKOLAK - Tshirt (XXL, L & M sizes only)
VOLKOLAK - Logo Patch
VOLKOLAK - Sticker


LIMITED OFFER !

25 euros (frais de port compris pour la France)
28 euros (incl. shipping for Europe)
30 euros (incl. shipping for the rest of the world)

vendredi 30 septembre 2016

CTD009 + CTD 5 years + Sales !



CRUSH THE DESERT RECORDS

5 ANS !

5 ans de productions, 5 ans d’échanges, 5 ans de distributions, 5 ans de contacts, …

Pour marquer le coup, CRUSH THE DESERT vous présente une nouvelle production :

CTD009 VOLKOLAK – Ice Hike & Tales of the Old Wolf



Version européenne de l’album Ледяной поход и Сказки старого волка.

Digipack 3 volets. Limité à 500 copies.





Nous en profitons également pour organiser une purge jusqu’au 1 novembre (Samhain).

Nous offrons 15% de remise sur la totalité de la liste de distribution (CDs, LPs, Shirts, etc.) !

Fin de l’opération, le 1er novembre 2016 a.y.p.s

Les prix des téléchargements sur notre Bandcamp ont aussi baissé.

Contactez nous pour plus d’informations.

Salutations païennes.

CTD Records.

https://www.youtube.com/user/crushthedesert




CRUSH THE DESERT RECORDS

5 YEARS !

5 years of releases, 5 years of trades, 5 years of distribution, 5 years of contacts, …

To celebrate, CRUSH THE DESERT presents a new release :

CTD009 VOLKOLAK – Ice Hike & Tales of the Old Wolf


European version of Ледяной поход и Сказки старого волка.

Coming in a 3 panels digipack. Limited to 500.





Then, we organize sales from today until novembrer 1st (Samhain).

We are offering a 15% discount on all items in the entire distribution list (CDs, LPs, Shirts, etc.) !

Sale Ends on november 1st 2016 a.y.p.s ! 

And, downloads prices on Bandcamp are cheaper now ! 

Contact us for more informations.

Heathen Regards.

CTD Records.

https://www.youtube.com/user/crushthedesert
1.       
CTD Releases :

CTD009 VOLKOLAK – Ice Hike & Tales of the Old Wolf (Pagan Folk. Cult band from Amur River. European version of Ледяной поход и Сказки старого волка. 3 panels digipack. Limited to 500. 2016 a.y.p.s) https://youtu.be/EJOqqNBmdMc

CTD008 PIAREVARACIEN – U Pošukach Pačatku Tych Šlachoŭ (Pagan Metal. Belarus. Digipack. Limited to 500. 2016 a.y.p.s) https://youtu.be/qGb1YF78Gwk

CTD007 PIAREVARACIEN – Spadcyna / Heritage (Pagan Folk / Ambient. Belarus. A5 Digipack. Limited to 500. 2016 a.y.p.s) https://youtu.be/GfSH3INqYzs

CTD006 MONDFINSTERNIS - Where the Heaven Ends (Heathen / Dungeon BM. Russia. Digipack. Limited to 300. 2015 a.y.p.s) https://youtu.be/AxaJ60o_-f4

CTD005 NYTT LAND - Havamal (3 panels digisleeve. Nordic ritual folk. Sibérie. Limited to 500. 2015 a.y.p.s)  https://youtu.be/e080iOqAbmQ

CTD004 WOLFKRIEG – Fatherland (Heathen Black Metal. Sampler. Russie. Limited to 300. 2013 a.y.p.s). SOLD OUT !! https://youtu.be/H5aycG_Vbc8 (download it on Bandcamp !)

CTD003 EMBATERION - The Sound of Charge (Ep. 3 Panels digisleeve. Spartan Death  / Thrash Metal. France. Limited to 500. 2013 a.y.p.s) https://youtu.be/eqGA9t8ydSg

CTD002 VOLKOLAK – Disappear (Pagan Folk. Cult band from Amur River. Limited to 1000. 2012 a.y.p.s) https://youtu.be/eec9QVLcKzs


CTD001 PIAREVARACIEN – If  No Sun (Pagan Metal. Biélorussie. 3 Panels digipack. Limited to 1000. 2011 a.y.p.s) SOLD OUT !! https://youtu.be/52871prPKOE  (download it on Bandcamp !)