Recent Releases: Blood Harvest Records

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Get your fix of death right here with four killer upcoming releases from Blood Harvest Records, including debuts from Caecus, Triumvir Foul, and tapes from Necrosemen, and VoidCeremony.

Caecus

Grinding blackened death metal? Why the fuck not? This debut EP titled Affliction from Caecus is a furious three track offering that will blast your face clean off your skull and leave you wanting more, all in the space of less than 10 minutes. The riffs are tortuous yet remain intelligible, utilising several techniques that make both the black and death metal genres tick. The vocals are a beastly affront to the senses and command your attention at every moment as they purvey the darkness that you desire. The element of the trio’s sound that will undoubtedly catch your attention though, is the hyper-blast drumming. The percussion shows no relent as it mercilessly obliterates your ear drum on its path into your cranium. I’ve already listened to Affliction twice just writing this, and I’m going to dive in again. You should too.

Affliction was released on 7″ vinyl with a limited run of 300 copies (200 black/100 blood red) on November 27th and the digital release is readily available, so head over to Blood Harvest Records to get your face melted now.


VoidCeremony

This 3-track, 20+ minute EP titled Cyclical Descent of Causality is an assault arising from the depths of oblivion. The Californian death quartet had only released one EP back in 2013 prior to this offering, so if (like me) you’re unaware of their sound I’ll give you an idea. VoidCeremony have a raw late-80’s style combined with some of the more perplexing design elements found within modern death metal’s underground vaults. Twisting riffs and gruffly barked, yet distant sounding vocals dominate. You know the street in town that people will gladly walk a longer route just to avoid? VoidCeremony surely honed their craft in a basement on that very road, making the place their own.

If you listen through the lo-fi production aesthetic you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the variation of riffing here. Hasty single-note riffs replete with contorted melodies meet unexpected chromatic turns and off-kilter breaks.

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Cyclical Descent of Causality will be released on December 4th with a limited run of 150 cassettes. Open the cellar door to oblivion here and grab a cassette or digital copy.


Necrosemen

Necrosemen is the reason you’re reading this.
Necrosemen is the little bit of crust in the corner of your mouth as you look here.
Necrosemen is the instant-coffee stain on your only white metal shirt.
Necrosemen is the reason you didn’t go to your school formal.
Necrosemen is the ‘best’ 15 years of your life working a mundane job for minimum wage.
Necrosemen is the neighbour’s car beeping every fucking day when he picks up his spawn.
Necrosemen is the reason why you’re ordering pizza from a pay-phone…. wearing trailer pants.
Necrosemen is the boss giving the promotion at work to that new guy Tom.
Necrosemen is the black mould that’s progressively spreading across your walls.
Necrosemen is the reason you’re estranged from your relatives.
Necrosemen is the gaping hole in the side of your head.
Necrosemen is the chasmic darkened death metal that you need to fill that void.

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Necrosemen‘s Vglns releases on the 4th of December 2015, get it here.

Triumvir Foul

I’ve got some good news and some bad news with this last offering from Blood Harvest. First, I’ll fill you in on the good news. This upcoming self-titled debut full-length from Portland, Oregon’s Triumvir Foul fucking rules. Featuring 2 members of Ash Borer, this trio are about to deal out a 9-part offering of savage death metal which does not subside during its 41 minute course of wreckage. Ominous vocals adorned with just enough reverb take you directly to the chamber where you’ll likely depart the mortal plane. The drumming is relentless yet varied enough to maintain interest throughout, while the guitars are a correspondingly rigorous affront to the uninitiated. Sparse patches of chaotic atonal leads are employed and clearly designated not to take the limelight off the consolidated overall sound, but rather add yet another layer of menace to the already malevolent picture. Triumvir Foul have managed to also incorporate some of the groove found in only the finest OSDM, not the pleasant ‘bouncy’ kind, the infectiously malignant kind that will not cease until you are rotting alive.

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Now for the bad news. See how that bandcamp embed above is blank? That’s because y’all can’t hear this beast until December 11th. You can however, head over to their bandcamp page and read some more about this album while you salivate in waiting.


All these releases will be available on Blood Harvest Records in the coming weeks. Show them some appreciation on Facebook too, and tell them the toilet sends its finest.

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  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    With a name like Necrosemen, it’s got to be good………annnnnnnd it kills.

    • ┼yree

      This shit goes in the idiot quadrant.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Fuck, you’re right. The idiot quadrant strikes again.

        • ┼yree

          It does kill though, listening now.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            So does VoidCeremony.

          • ┼yree

            You are correct again sir. Very menacing, sick riffs and leads going on here. Sort of zany.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, I’m almost done listening to the EP, and I needs me a copy. It just kills.

          • ┼yree

            It comes on cassette too, which will add even more grit.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Exactly!

          • ┼yree

            Just starting the 11 minute track here now. So far really good. That into riff is fucking tight!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
      • Vault Dweller

        It’s cool. I live in the idiot quadrant, shit’s good there sometimes!

        • ┼yree

          That’s where I dwell. It’s mostly always good in there.

      • Stockhausen

        That quadrant is tied for first of my favorite quadrants.

    • ┼yree

      That Necrosemen track kills; second time playing through it now. The guitar tone is absolutely bludgeoning. That beginning groove is just pure filth.

  • COAL ROLL

    my only white metal shirt is a ToH unauthorized bootleg, and I’ll be damned if anything befouls it precious threads

    • This is a solid agenda. Fine work,

  • Dubs

    VoidCeremony kind of sound like butt, but they have some rad riffs. Thumb up.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Because of the production, I’m guessing?

      • Dubs

        Very rough, but I don’t hate it. I’d like a little more clarity, but I don’t think it holds the music back.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          I was surprised at how lo-fi it was, but it grew on me very quick, as it reminds me of Necrovore’s only demo. Harsh, lo-fi, and archaic death metal.

          • ┼yree

            Goddamnit, that needs a proper re-issue.

          • Dubs

            The music itself is pretty killer.

  • Guacamole Jim

    Oof, that Caecus is fucking great. Did not expect it to be so good.

  • *Poser Warning*

    Anyone listen to the new Adele LP? Damn that girl can sing.

    GL

    • Guacamole Jim

      She can belt, but I find her music to be bland.

      • Dubs

        Tepid, some would say.

      • The music is quite boring. Her voice though, wow.

        • Guacamole Jim

          huehuehuehuehue puns

          • To be fair, I don’t know what ‘belt’ means in the context of your sentence, so I had to make shitty puns to mask my broken english.

          • This is a great pun.

            JJD

          • This is a pun in which I say this is a great pun.

            Karhu

          • Guacamole Jim

            lol’d

        • CyberneticOrganism

          * includes free fedora

      • Furthermore, it sounds as though here voice is not over-processed. I mean, I realize the fiddle with it a bit, but the recording comes off as so natural. Natural versus somebody like TayTay, where as it sounds almost pseudo-unnatural.

        • GTFO

        • Guacamole Jim

          You’re not wrong. While Tay Tay can sing, there are only a few pop singers that I think can really SING: Adele is one, Christina Aguilera is another.

          • Dave Mustaine too

          • I was unsure before, but I might pay money to see her sing, now. Damn.

          • Dubs

            Jess Glynne?

          • Guacamole Jim

            Never hoid ov her.

            Listening now: she’s aight. Tons of autotune in the video I’m watching, so it’s hard to tell.

          • Dubs

            Which song?

          • Guacamole Jim

            Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself. It had the most views, so I thought it’d be a good introduction.

          • Dubs

            Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

          • Dubs
          • Guacamole Jim

            Yeah, this is much better. She’s got an Adele vibe to her for sure – the whole slightly hoarse, vibrato just a little too quick, modern indie style. Not my thing so much, but at least she’s not slapping me in the face with melisma.

          • Dubs

            Ha, I described her voice as a slightly thinner Adele to Joe.

          • oooOOOooO how about this one?

            the song gives me some serious goosebumps near the end. Damn she is powerful!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtnxsIBVm5s

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          This here 25 was blander than her previous efforts, and I was never a fan.
          My mom digs it though,kinda off.

    • M Shadows!

      I am a better singer okay

      • JB!

        • M Shadows!

          GL!

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      If I hear that Hello song again, people gonna die

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Caecus though. Seriously, I really need to stick to listening to something new every day as opposed to every two.

    • Guacamole Jim

      They’re fucking ripping!! Total dig. Buying that bitch post haste.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Speaking of which, everyone should give Narayana a chance. If you can’t give an unknown band a chance, you can’t say shit when people don’t give yours a chance.

  • CyberneticOrganism
      • I fucking love trees.

        • Stanley

          As much as you like planting them?

          • Planning is fun, collecting is fun, and watching them grow is fun. Planting them? Not so much, lol.

          • Stanley

            Remind me how many?

          • 1310 trees. 1000 white pines, 250 yellow poplars, 50 oaks, and 10 apple trees.

            I am happy to report that ~45% of my pines made it the first year. Not sure on the poplars, yet.

          • Stanley

            Ridiculous!

          • Ahh here is a good photo of where they are planted. The white tubes have the poplars in them, lots and lots of volunteer sycamores coming up. The pines are beneath the grass line (impossible to see).

            https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mIm78lZDB3U/VYDH5bz-4wI/AAAAAAAAAHw/OlItLm8sDrg/w1019-h764-no/S6300015.JPG

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Obligatory Sycamore Tree counterpost.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m72uf9eD88

          • sxy bby!

          • Stanley

            If I was a deer, that pasture is where I would be headed.

          • You know me too well.

          • Stanley
          • hunting rabbits in a pine thicket is second to none!

          • Stanley

            *wabbits.

            FTFY

          • Also, not sure if I told you… but after I left the brewery (when I was out in Cali) there was a DUI check point right outside. The parking lot I was in only went one direction. The direction dumped directly in the DUI checkpoint. Granted, I was in no way drunk, but I wasn’t about to drive through it (while in California, in a rented company car, after having 2 beers, in the middle of someplace I have never been before, 2600 miles from home). So I am walking up to my car and there is a police car BEHIND my car writing a guy a ticket. I am literally trapped both directions. I ended up walking around for 45 mins waiting for the cop car to unblock me, backing out of a one direction parking lot (some older lady was doing the same thing), and driving an hour home.

            /stressful

          • Stanley

            You should have gone back to the pub while you waited for the coast to clear.

          • Dagon

            I like your reasoning.

          • I figured I would just walk around in my very discrete TOH t-shirt through the most uppity, hip town I have ever been in. It was solid second alternative, lol.

          • Stanley

            Ha ha. Burlingame has some money. It’s where all the breeders move to from SF when they have kids and want decent schools.

          • uber >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

          • Ha Stanley actually was showing how that worked. I however do not have a smart phone. So I am not sure if they use a call in service? Anyway.

          • Gotta get a smart phone. Way cheaper than a DUI. As a drinker, I really, really love that Uber and Lyft exist.

          • I really think I might get one for pictures once the baby arrivals. Not sure if it is worth the extra $$ just for pictures though.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Pictures + Uber, totes worth it.

          • pictures + uber+ dicking around on Disqus… ANYWHERE YOU GO

          • I will keep you abreast of my decision. Thanks!

          • “i’ll never need a smart phone. mine can send and receive calls, that’s all i need!”
            *gets smart phone
            “i simply cannot live without this thing.”
            – every person ever

          • RJA

            that’s me! still don’t have a smart phone….don’t need something else to become addicted to.
            I would assume that scenario is the same with all kinds of technology though. I remember at one time in my life thinking, “I don’t need a snowblower” , but now I laugh at anyone who doesn’t have one.

          • A snowblower sounds rad. It would surely be handy!

          • is both a noun and a verb.

    • Oh fuck man the anticipation was killing me but it totally paid off! wow!

    • Maik Beninton™

      There is only one king for those mountains.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    I had (some of) these promos. And like the complete ass that I am did nothing.
    Except dug Necrosemen.

    • Lacertilian

      Hibernation is an excuse you missed…

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Oh dagnabbit.

  • ┼yree

    The drumming for CAECUS reminds me a lot of Baphomets Horns drumming style. Sick blasting, and that snare sounds so shitty which is a good thing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJrPbzpR24o&list=PLjHc3krBXgQ1AMGpUjPPKUTQ4K7_X-L3z

    • I like them vocals. Nice!

    • Lacertilian

      I thought you’d enjoy that one mate.

      • ┼yree

        Killer work on this post. I liked everything on here, although I didn’t give the last band much of a chance yet.

        • Lacertilian

          Haha, give it a run on release day. It’s fucking awesome.

          • ┼yree

            I’ll try and remember. Remind me if I forget 😉

  • Stockhausen

    HOW DARE YOU SUGGEST THAT I DRINK INSTANT COFFEE. Necrosemen crust on the corner of my mouth, sure, but QUALITY COFFEE OR DEATH.

    OR BOTH.

  • Eliza

    Listening to Necrosemen like:

  • 365ChaosRiddenDays

    Necrosemen rips hard but the entire post has good music.

  • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD

    I would think necrosemen would be pretty dry by now

    • Dagon

      Powdered necrosemen

      Add water and enjoy

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      *badum tss*

  • RJA

    Killer post – everything here of varying degrees of good quality. The only thing I had heard was the Triumvir Foul Ep and it’s pretty nice.
    Caecus might be my favorite here.
    Void Ceremony sounds terrible and great at the same time.

    • Lacertilian

      The upcoming album is killer, if you like the EP make sure you check it out.

    • Lacertilian

      We can’t all be detectives now can we?

      • i’d trade detective in for time traveler any day

        • Lacertilian

          We all traverse the temporal plane my friend. It’s the spatial one I have trouble doing.

          • is that situation getting any better?

          • Lacertilian

            I just meant i’m lazy but yeah, about to get an MRI in 20 mins for the hemangioma they found in addition to my bulged disc.

  • First Void Ritual.
    Now Void Ceremony.
    What’s next–Void Rite?

  • sweetooth0

    Necrosemen is my kinda shit!

    • sweetooth0

      took, the plunge, pre-ordered the tape!

      • ┼yree

        Thinking about making an order here my self.

        • sweetooth0

          I was originally gonna go out for lunch but had meetings through it and ate my sandwhich I brought instead, so I’m OK with payin 12 bucks (with the shipping) for this.

          • ┼yree

            Ha, that’s how I think too. Skip eating out for lunch = buy album instead.

  • Waynecro

    Thank you for the heads-up about these brutal jams. Surely they will crush my extremities in the weeks ahead.

  • Todd

    First track off the Triumvir Foul album is available for streaming from Invisible Oranges: http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2015/11/triumvir-foul-labyrinthine-the-blood-serpent-unwinds-premiere/