Upcoming Releases From Iron Bonehead Productions: Hostium, Dakhma


Iron Bonehead Productions had a top-class year in 2015 with acclaimed releases from Nocternity, Death Karma, Possession, Creeping, Tetragrammicide, Onirik, Spite and many more. Seems that trend is going to continue into 2016 if these couple of upcoming releases are anything to go by. Draw closed the curtains, light a candle and invert all the fucking crucifixes.



British Columbia’s Hostium bring 7 tracks of satanic anarchy with their debut full-length The Bloodwine of Satan. After nearly 3 minutes of ominous build-up, where the malefic organ sounds in the background take you straight into the scene depicted in the killer cover art, the trio unleash 35 minutes of grim armageddon. The vocals for the most part are comprised of tortured howls interspersed with ritual-like bellowing reminiscent of the style employed by Acherontas, re-enforcing the imagery of the album art.


Infernal riffs rise from below and beckon you into the blackened hell hole. While the album may have been better served with a slightly more modern production, the murkiness does foster the archaic and often sinister atmopshere. Throughout the album the bass can be heard clomping along up-front in the mix, which adds to the overall rawness of the piece. The percussion recalls the fury of Athanatos during the hastier sections with punishing tom rolls, and crashes down on your battered torso when things slow down to a grinding halt. This album will fit in quite well on a playlist with the upcoming Invocation Spells release due to its thrashier moments, and something like Predatory Light for its miasmic torrent-like passages (see the eerie lead sounds on ‘Arcane Deathwomb’).


You can fill your chalice with The Bloodwine of Satan on January 11th.


Dakhma Logo

Switzerland’s Dakhma already have released a full-length and joined forces with Ungfell to record a split during 2015 but are set to drop even more material before the year is out. The four-tracks titled Astiwihad-Zohr, are said to resemble a spiritual journey based upon the ancient monotheistic religion of Zoroastrianism. Now I know practically nothing about the rites and doctrines of this particular belief system but what I do know is that the sole member of Dakhma, Kerberos, crafts ritualistic blackened death metal.


From what I’m told, the four tracks are supposed to represent four distinct steps, aligning with spiritual ascent and descent. Whatever the case, this rather mysterious EP will appeal to those with a penchant for the esoteric. Ruinous and vile sounding vocals are bestowed upon chaotic instrumentation. The culmination of the sound is almost certainly a sign of an oncoming cataclysm. Turbulent riffing persists throughout, spare of the few short ambient sections, where gongs clash and echo over Arabic-style warbling vocal calls. There is a murky opacity to the production which is somewhat fitting for the obscure nature of the music’s inspiration.

dakhma - photo

Astiwihad-Zohr releases on CD from December 18th, while the LP is expected to be out on February 29th.

You can grab these releases at Iron Bonehead’s main store or bandcamp page.

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    that stupid metal archives band-esque band pic of Hostium has me intriqued, but no link to listen?

    • By stupid do you mean super fucking rad?

    • CyberneticOrganism

      It’s the 1349 school of band photos: one guy in a cloak, the rest do whatever


      • Dagon

        Not depicted (thankfully): soiled undies and B.O.

      • ┼yree

        Yup, when I saw them with Marduk the bass player was the only one in a cloak.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Shit, when I saw them with Celtic Frost, I have no clue what he was wearing.

          • ┼yree

            Maybe nothing. Just rocking out with his cock out. But, you’d probably recall that.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I don’t ever forget a COCK!

    • Lacertilian

      There was no material for me to link.

      • ┼yree

        We’ll get nothing and like it damnit!!!

  • ┼yree

    Hostium is some blistering chaos. Looking forward to hearing more.

    As for Dakhma, yes and yes! Checked that track out festerday and it crushed.


    • CyberneticOrganism

      Don’t you dare fix that typo. FESTERDAY is my new goregrind band name.

      • ┼yree

        It’s a Carcass song bro. And it’s already a grind band name. Sorry bro.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Well shit.

        • Dagon

          I’m gonna quote Carcass’ Psychopathologist in an interview next month.

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          I heard Festerday is due some new material next year.

          • ┼yree

            Killer! I really dug that compilation album they put out. Nasty oldschool Carcass worship. The best kind of Carcass. Gore and filth.

          • well, it’s no Rotting in the Free World

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I did enjoy Swansong.



    • Lacertilian

      If you enjoyed that, you’ll no doubt enjoy the other 3 tracks.

      • ┼yree

        I’m looking forward to it. Iron Bonehead Productions is a label I keep my eye on very closely. I should not miss it.

  • Dagon

    Arabic vocals? Tell me more…

    • Lacertilian

      Kinda just the associated style. Not sure what language.

  • ┼yree

    If you are after some NSFW imagery. Check out the “Pissing Incest on the Virginborn” artwork by Hostium.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Just did and yes!

      • ┼yree

        The one dude is from Godless North. Not sure if you’ve checked their material out. I got their compilation album which includes everything including their full length. Antchrist Kramer does live vocals for the band too.


        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Never heard before. But checking out not and digging.

          • ┼yree

            Pretty unrelenting stuff. Most of their material is blasty and tremolo based black metal. The pace rarely ever changes up. Some killer riffs, but it’s just mostly mean chaotic sounding black metal. Can’t complain about that.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain


          • ┼yree

            Yeah, not sure why I needed to explain that to you.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          Antichrist Kramer? Michael Richards may be a racist but he’s certainly not the Antichrist.

    • sweetooth0



    Lol that band photo

    • KJM, Shake Zula

      lolbuttz that is.


        Its like putting a disclaimer on it: “you prolly wont like this”

      • more beer

        That is an understatement.

  • Spear

    Dakhma was pretty gross, but in a good way.

  • 365ChaosRiddenDays

    Dakhma are barbaric, violent and grim, this means that is good music!

  • ┼yree

    Definitly don’t skip out on some of the releases from Iron Bonehead Productions this year. Two of my top 10 albums from this year are from Iron Bonehead and a bunch of other that barely made it off the list.

    Chrworsch – Ein Totenspruch zur viehischen Begattung:
    Some of the filthiest warmetal of this year. Imagine Revenge but even filthier and vile sounding. I’d call this Sludge War Metal I guess.

    Tetragrammacide – Typhonian Wormholes: Indecipherable Anti-Structural Formulæ:
    Staight up audial terror. See my mini review Here: http://www.toiletovhell.com/toh-writers-best-of-2k15-randall-thor-tyree-and-lacertilian/

    Veiled – Omniscient Veil by Iron Bonehead Productions”
    Some of the best atmospheric black metal of this year. It’s short but so sweet! Fenriz APPROVED!

    Altarage – MMXV:
    Another short but sweet release. Savage as fuck blackened death metal. Totally dick crushing!!!

    Chthonic Cult – I Am the Scourge Of Eternity:
    Some more killer blackened death metal. Long songs that keep your attention that offer both atmosphere and dick crushing qualities.

    Nocternity – Harps Of The Ancient Temples

    Black Cilice – Mysteries

    • RJA

      Like I said, Iron Bonhead = 90% success rate! The only thing I haven’t heard on here is the Veiled, don’t know how I missed that. Will check out.

      • ┼yree

        IT’S REALLY GOOD! So many cold chills.

  • pmuch f’d up a $20k part I designed at work. Feeling like a total idiot, atm. Awesomesauce

    • maybe you could play your “going down to the toilet” song for somebody to put a smile on his/her face?

      • :/

        • at your rate of labor, the company probably makes a fortune. let them eat one expensive part!!

    • RJA

      Dude, I know the feeling. Maybe not 20k, but I had some parts a couple years ago that we had to scrap that were 4-5k. Just an awful feeling in your gut, no way to get rid of it. Life goes on…or something.

    • more beer

      Nobody is perfect. Don’t let it bum you out too much.

  • Waynecro

    That’s some dark-ass, nasty shit, dude. Thanks!

  • *inverts crucifixes*
    *waits for Satan*