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Batrakos

Maybe the name ‘Xenoglossy’ might not be that ‘huge’ (yet), but actually Xenoglossy Productions are a not-to-underestimate-label (from Italian soil) at all. Illuminated Manuscripts, Deathvoid or Gonemage; it’s just a limited yet interesting collection of acts on this label, which do deserve any additional support.

Empty Chalice

[older material, but way too interesting to ignore; and a (late) promise / commitment to the guy behind the label involved; actual release-date: June 10th 2018, but since I can’t go back that far in the release date’s scroll-down-menu on top…]

ChronicleS

I have to admit that I do not know that many bands or projects from Bangladesh, but there are some interesting combos out there for sure. Amongst them are ChronicleS, known from their demonstrational efforts WarMachine and Astōdān. Especially that second one did put their name on the international market.

Yuugiri

As you might know in the meantime, Moloch Conspiracy’s frontman Julien Lacroix runs the new label Ungaikyō Prod., which releases Electronic Music (from Dark Ambient to Dungeon Synth) that is inspired by the (ancient) Japanese culture. The label releases material from some of Julien’s own solo-outfits (like the one this review deals with), as well as from other artists. As said, there is one goal: dark-edged Music with a focus on old Japanese traditions.

Pyriphlegethon

It would be a waste of time to express my appreciation, dedication, respect, whatever, for Dutch musician / artist - oops, that’s too much; ‘artist’ or ‘musician’ are monikers way too inferior, way too extreme, hehe, for this guy also performs as Gnaw Their Tongues or Aderlating… Anyway, Maurice ‘Mories’ de Jong has about 333 projects going; some even more intriguing than others.

Kabexnuv

The ancient Egyptian god Horus had four sons, each of them with a relative important cultus to guide a deceased human being to his / her afterlife. All four of them were involved with mummification, preservation of dead people’s intestines after passing away, in order to guide those deceased people to the next step in life (even though it was not the trusted life-on-Earth thing). One of them was Kebehsenoef, Quebesenuf, Kkabesnouv, whatever how you want to write this name down in earthly scripture.

Ibex Angel Order

Ibex Angel Order once started as Sauron in 1997, then went on as a duo named Funeral Goat – we’re talking about the unholy year 2008 – and as from 2014 on, Ludas (aka LDS ;drums) and Herr AIDS (here as HRRDS; vocals and strings) continued under their current moniker. And just for your information, but both of them are involved with Abysmal Darkening as well.

Serpentine Apostle

The flame is burning, even where least expected…

I had not heard about Serpentine Apostle, but this band from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, indeed seems to be covered in mystery and enigma. As far as I think that I’m informed, they (don’t know whether this is a one-human entity or a combo with several hominids) did record just one thing until now, and that’s the single Three Envenomed Fangs. As said, there is just one track on that EP, though it has a total running time of 17:19 minutes. Indeed, prepare for an intense sonic journey…

Adverso

I can’t say much about this Portuguese band – who are they (or is it a one-man army), where do they (he / she) come from, what’s the story behind the project, and so on. The only thing I know is that Adverso did release a first demo (on tape), called Bringer Of Death, at the very end on 2017 via Purodium Rekords (also from Portugal’s black-scorched soil), and this very same label recently released the sophomore demo-tape, Ex Inanis (which is Latin for ‘from the void’, or ‘from emptiness’).

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