Vinyl masters, now recut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in L.A. have been approved for production and should be shipping out VERY soon... For now, here is the lavish packaging presentation and design, as always expected from the fine folks at Pesanta Urfolk. Art directed by Thomas Martin Ekelund and Kevin Gan Yuen, with photography by Joshua Churchill, visionary text by Patricia Cram and woodcut by Maria Arango.
Details: 5-color gatefold LP packaging (CMYK + Pantone 877) and spot UV, offset printed oversize OBI strip, center labels. The metallic silver ink (text and sigil only) has a ghostly effect with the photography and the details of the spot UV (snow and wind woodcut imagery), further compliment the extraordinary subtle details... only visible in light.
Ordering info here: Pesanta Urfolk. This release is limited, due to realistic demand and it should be noted that the label are down to their last copies in pre-orders and this will NOT be repressed. The limited version has already sold out.
Also not to be missed: via Black Horizons: AC Way's solo project Thoabath's debut release is coming soon.
"BH-89 - Thoabath - Through Smoke and Feathers C29 mock-up of the art. It is a booklet style j-card, very similar to the Trepaneringsritualen - Deathward tape, but with angled pages as noted by the subtle diagonal lines. Left is front, right is back. Actual shots to come. Release set for next week."
16 December 2014 Cascadian Yule X
Joshua Churchill's solo project PLUMES will make an appearance along with many friends and incredible talent at this years Cascadian Yule in Olympia, WA. Various and exclusive merch items will be available in-person.
Cascadian Yule X: Friday // Dusk: Opening Ceremonies, 5:00 Feast, 6:00 Rain, 7:20 Ekstasis, 8:40 Three Sisters Dance Company, 10:00 Port of the Sun, 11:20 Jessica Kinney and Eyvind Kang, 12:40 A God or An Other, 2:00 Noctooa 3:20, With the end in mind, 4:00 Telluris // Saturday 6:00 Will 'o the wisp, 7:20 Medicine Moon, 8:40 Aerial Ruin, 10:00 Alda, 11:20 Seek the Light, 12:40 Worm Ouroboros, 2:00 Fauna, 3:30 Plumes, 4:30 Merkury, 5:30 At the Head of the Woods.
28 November 2014 Blackest Friday
Our copies of 'Become' have arrived from Cold Spring Records, are now available and shipping. Domestic orders receive a free copy of the new CSR sampler 'Treatment of the Dead' (while supplies last) // featuring: Coil, Z'ev, Merzbow, Troum, Trepaneringsritualen, Shift, Skullflower, etc.
04 November 2014 Cold Spring pre-orders and 'Vestibule' excerpt
Cold Spring Records is now accepting pre-orders for the 'Become' deluxe CD edition. For ordering and more info, go here: Cold Spring Records
You can preview the exclusive material here:
More news of interest: the 'One Hundred Year Storm' plates were re-cut here in the States yesterday, and we hope to have new test-presses shortly.
More news soon.
18 October 2014
Our next and final appearance for the remainder of the year.
Additionally, the second run of test-pressings for 'One Hundred Year Storm' 2xLP have arrived this evening, we shall see...
03 October 2014 One Hundred Year Storm 2xLP update:
The second batch of 'One Hundred Year Storm' 2xLP test-presses are currently en-route for approval (or rejection), as of yesteday. Many thanks for your patience, folks.
8 September 2014 Earhammer Sessions: Day 1-2
20 August 2014 'One Hundred Year Storm' 2xLP delay
We wanted to post a quick update regarding our split/collab 2xLP w/Trepaneringsritualen, forthcoming from Pesanta Urfolk: We were just notified that due to a manufacturing error, we are now awaiting new sets of satisfactory test-presses to be resent to Oakland and Gothenburg respectively for approval. Once those are approved, turnaround should be quick. We truly appreciate everyone who pre-ordered a copy and their continued patience on this matter. We can assure that everyone involved with this release is excited for you people to experience it. Thank you.
21 August 2014 VA 'Treatment of the Dead'
We are honored to be working together with the legendary Cold Spring Records (UK) on the CD edition of 'Become'.
via Cold Spring:
"In stock and shipping! VA 'Treatment Of The Dead' CD. New nice-price Cold Spring sampler. 14 tracks from current / forthcoming releases. Order now! A nice-price CD sampler of our current / forthcoming releases. 14 tracks of Industrial, Dark Ambient, Ritual, Japanese Noise, Drone, Power Electronics, Doom, Death Industrial. Delve into the world of Cold Spring! Sealed card slip.
FREE with any order over £20 from our webstore (£20 before shipping outside of UK).Please DO NOT add to your basket! We will include automatically. 1 free per customer.
1. SOL - ‘This Bitter Earth’ (Where Suns Come To Die CSR186CD)
2. MERZBOW – ‘Rice Cake’ (Nezumimochi CSR200P/CD)
3. TROUM – ‘Ater’ (Syzygie CSR183CD)
4. TREPANERINGSRITUALEN – ‘The Seventh Man’ (Perfection and Permanence CDR198CD/LP)
5. BURIAL HEX – ‘Fantasie’ (In Psychic Defense CSR197CD)
6. TUNNELS OF AH – ‘Shattering The Black Crone’ (Lost Corridors CSR184CD)
7. SHIFT – ‘Circling Raptor’ (Altamont Rising CSR195CD)
8. MESEKTET – ‘Burial Of The Sun’ (Towards A Bleak Sun CSR191CD)
9. SKULLFLOWER – ‘Dazed Nymph In The N.O.X.’ (Draconis CSR190CD)
10. IRON FIST OF THE SUN – ‘Born Of Snake’ (Yield CSR196CD)
11. KHOST - ‘Amoral Apathy Suppression’ (Copper Lock Hell CSR202CD)
12. Z’EV – ‘Terra’ (A Handful Of Elements CSR182CD)
13. COIL / NINE INCH NAILS – ‘Gave Up (Open My Eyes)’ (Recoiled CDR193CD/LP/P)
14. SUTEKH HEXEN – ‘The Voice: The Void’ (Become CSR199CD)
Thanks for your interest
23 July 2014 Soon...
15 July 2014 S/T
Final tracking and mixing for the new SUTEKH HEXEN album will take place this Autumn with Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios. Lots of exciting surprises folks...
But more on that a little later.
18 June 2014 Liminal states...
"from pg. 277, Chapter 17, Intrinsic Radiance (The Bardo of Dharmata), in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, by Sogyal Rinpoche: 2. Union--the Deities If you are unable to recognize this [Luminosity in the Bardo just after death] as the spontaneous display of Rigpa, the simple rays and colors then begin to integrate and coalesce into points or balls of light of different sizes, called tikle. Within them the "mandalas of the peaceful and wrathful deities" appear, as enormous spherical concentrations of light seeming to occupy the whole of space. This is the second phase, known as "luminosity dissolving into union," where the luminosity manifests in the form of buddhas or deities of various size, color, and form, holding different attributes. The brilliant light they emanate is blinding and dazzling, the sound is tremendous, like the roaring of a thousand thunderclaps, and the rays and beams of light are like lasers, piercing everything.
--Listening to Sutekh Hexen perform selections from The 100 Year Storm and Dead Accents on Saturday night in Seattle at The Black Lodge/DebacleFest, I remembered this passage from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and thought to myself, "I wonder if this is what the roar of 1000 thunderclaps sound like in the Bardo of Dharmata..."
- William Schroeder
June 2, 2014, Seattle, WA
17 June 2014 FVRHXTHWST.02
Gratitude to our Southland supporters/organizers for their action and hospitality, and all the bands who played. Thank you Bay Area folks for the amazing homecoming. It is good to be home. Respect to Adam/Pesanta Urfolk, James/Black Horizons for holding each night down and moving things forward, and to the best tour-mates ever in Common Eider, King Eider.
Photograph by Mattia Alagna
11 June 2014 Azure Graal
09 June 2014 Rotture, PDX // 01.06.14 //
Photograph by Mateo Garcia.
06 June 2014 One Hundred Year Storm 0.5
04 MAY 2014 West Coast II.
03 JUNE 2014 FVRHXTHWST.01
Many thanks to the folks who made it out for our NW dates with the mighty Common Eider, King Eider. Eternal gratitude to Adam (momentum and holding it down), Asia and Kyle // Wisphouse (cont. hospitality and spirits), Mateo (cont. presence and documentation), all the killer bands we played with and our dearest friends/family/organizers who made this all possible. We hope to see you again soon.
Darkness approaches the Southwest...
30052014 // Wisphouse // Salem, OR // captures via Mateo Garcia
21 MAY 2014 SUTEKH HEXEN // BLPSHM c10
Returning to the format with a new track 'Azure Graal'. Coming soon via Dead Accents
19 MAY 2014 West Coast I.
12 MAY 2014 Pre-tour update: Last call for exclusive One Hundred Year Storm shirt design, Monument of Decay CD edition and Become c30
We will be annoucing new tour-dates shortly.
First: Wednesday 14 May, 2014 will be the last day to order the limited edition ONE HUNDRED YEAR STORM t-shirt designed in conjunction with the DoLP and Cassette releases. As stated on the Pesant Urfolk webstore "We will only print as many shirts as we sell by 5/14". this will likely be the only shirt emblazoned with the combined TREPANERINGSRITUALEN + SUTEKH HEXEN sigil.
Available in mens and womens sizes. Three color-options: black pearl ink on black, dark grey on black and metallic-copper on black (all pictured below).
Second: Both the regular CD Edition and Box Set Edition go on sale tomorrow: 13 May 2014.
via Small Doses:
"Preview video for the limited box set edition of Sutekh Hexen's Monument of Decay. The CD contains a new, exclusive bonus track. The box set contains the CD, a 16 page zine, a silk screened patch, a numbered edition certificate, a vinyl sticker, and three one inch buttons - all housed in a silk screened box."
Final: Become cassettes are out of production and look GREAT. We will have these in time for tour. Purchase and info here: Sentient Ruin Laboratories
via. Sentient Ruin Laboratories:
"We are extremely proud and humbled to work with Bay Area blackened noise cult, Sutekh Hexen to release one of their finest and most devastating works: Become EP, consisting of two towering tracks, a half hour of relentless, vile, and smoldering blackened bath of frequency worship.
Become showcases Sutekh Hexen doing what they do best: practicing their blackened craft of weaving rich sonic tapestries with electric guitar, field-recordings, vintage analog synthesis, unorthodox percussion and disembodied incantations.
Already available on vinyl LP via KOTM and the expanded CD edition will be coming out soon on Cold Spring, and now we present the final installment as a limited c30 via Sentient Ruin on May 20th 2014."
Thanks for supporting
11 MAY 2014 One Hundred Year Storm 0.4
02 MAY 2014 One Hundred Year Storm pre-order
PRE-ORDERS have launched for 'One Hundred Year Storm' LP/CS and exclusive shirt design.
"Pesanta Urfolk and Cloister Recordings proudly present the archival quality audio-documentation of the otherworldly performance that notoriously unleashed the elements upon Stella Natura, 2013. Recorded live by M. Garcia (GreySun Records). This blistering collaboration showcases easily the darkest performance to take place under the Sierra Nevada skies over the course of the festival's history.
Mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin, photography by Joshua Churchill, text: Patricia Cram and Art/Design: Kevin Gan Yuen and Thomas Martin Ekelund
Limited edition of 98 includes backpatch and experimental/untried color combination of a mix of white and clear blue with silver hazing.
One Hundred Year Storm' 2xLP and c60 went into production earlier this week. Pictured below is a preview of the packagings photography by Joshua Churchill.
19 APRIL 2014 924
Many thanks to the folks who organized the event, the friends who played and everyone who participated in a great evening. Footage captured by Kevin Roseman from last night, featuring two new tracks:
Before: will be on the forthcoming 'One Hundred Year Storm' 2LP/c60. After: on the split c10 w/BLSPHM.
08 APRIL 2014 One Hundred Year Storm 0.2
Trepaneringsritualen and Sutekh Hexen 'One Hundred Year Storm' 2LP/c60 masters have been approved, the artwork and design aspect has been completed and this will be going into production shortly. More news soon...
02 APRIL 2014 N.3
We spoke w/Chris Oldaker for the the Slims Presents series recently and it is now up and ready. You can check that out below:
Also, we will soon be announcing a series of shows throughout the West Coast this Spring once things are confirmed.
23 MARCH 2014 One Hundred Year Storm
via Pesanta Urfolk: "Another live LP/CS that Pesanta Urfolk will be co-releasing with Cloister Recordings is the collaborative set between Trepaneringsritualen and Sutekh Hexen from Stella Natura, 2013."
We are currently down to the last few shirts in the shop. Current designs will not be reprinted. Please visit our friends at Shirts & Destroy for the very last sizes of these remaining designs.
07 MARCH 2014 Elemental Uproar
A general update before moving towards completion of the next full-length effort: Monument of Decay (CD edition) goes into production shortly and Become (CD edition) is being remastered at the moment by James Plotkin and then off to England for production.
Recorded on location at OBOROTEN and TERMINAL in Oakland, each release incorporates a brand new track, one exclusive to each edition: the first being 'Shadows II' : the latter being 'Vestibule', both clocking in at 10m, serving as extraordinary junctions in the listening experience.
Above is a preview of the inner-panel for Become, featuring a beautiful triptych 'Elemental Uproar' II-IV by Paul Mirocha. Both editions will see release on Small Doses (US) and Cold Spring (UK) respectively. Keep your eye on this space for more updates.
03 FEBRUARY 2014 Haunting 924 // '...Of Emanation' video
We will also be making an appearance at 924 Gilman this April:
Recent visual accompaniment for track '...Of Emanation' (featuring Th. Tot from Trepaneringsritualen) directed by Dante August Scarlatti. Please view at full-screen HD with full-volume for the best experience.
A few copies of 'Monument of Decay' LP/2c10 editions are still available for purchase directly from Black Horizons (US) HERE and Belaten (Sweden) HERE. We will have copies of both formats at upcoming shows. A special CD edition of this release will be released this Spring.