OUT NOW ON HHR - Last few copies!: Comes with a 10 page booklet featuring the exact same layout as the Under the Sign of Garazel pressing.
Dread and disease wafting up from the abyss like fumes of the most potent sulfur, coiling and releasing in a tense coitus of godless abandon, the unremittingly repulsive sounds of death worship: this is the sound of CULTES DES GHOULES' "Haxan." After releasing a demo and 7" that were equally mega-cult & mega-essential, this mysterious Polish horde released their debut album, "Haxan,"in 2008 to rapturous acclaim in the underground. Now, Hells Headbangers is repressing this sold-out album on an international scale in preparation for CULTES DES GHOULES' next monolith. For the uninitiated, prepare yourself for mesmerizing occult black metal filth far beyond the copious norm - prepare for "Haxan"!
FOR DIE HARDS OF:
MORTUARY DRAPE, NECROMANTIA, VARATHRON and early BARATHRUM
1. Baptised by Barron (12:51), 2. The Covenant and the Sacrifice (07:39), 3. Stregoica Dance (10:10), 4. Scholomance (08:28), 5. The Impure Wedding (16:12)
Total playing time: 55:20
? "By the time I reached the end of this album, my mind was absolutely drained. The bass-heavy sound, doom-laden rhythm and the occult overtones make for some seriously heavy listening... a truly evil listening experience...A strong album" -Ice-Vajal.com [8/10 rating]
? "Really fucking raw, and filthy, filled to the brim with disgusting darkness and sinister devotion. To listen to this album is like listening to someone being tortured over a long period of time with very crude and primitive instruments, a chilling experience and tantalizing... If you are into black metal, this is a must. Great album" -Minacious.org
? "These mysterious Poles have upped the ante yet again, churning forth a murky, mildewed miasma of atmospheric rot that_s as muscular as it is mesmerising... the rawness of yore remains but is more articulated here, exuding more power and authority _ a confidence to work with primitive means but squarely aiming for transcendence" -Zero Tolerance