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RH Digital Distribution: Ethereal Riffian – Aeonian

Aeonian album cover
‘Ethereal Riffian’s’ from Ukraine full-length album ‘Aeonian’ is the band’s most mature work combining progressive stoner/doom with mind-bending psychedelic and heaviest riffs in the entire galaxy. The eponymous book merged as a result of band’s intention to fully disclose the ideas and concepts of this album. With this exceptional release, Ethereal Riffian have made a great step forward into showcasing the cohesion in their writing what resulted in a record that is certainly far above today’s standards. And for that you have to experience this album.



RH Digital Distribution: Cosmic Overlord & The Satellite Circle


Cosmic Overlord delivers heavy and doomy tunes in the style of Saint Vitus, Black Sabbath and Candlemass. A slow and heavy mix of rough edged vocals, guitar riffs, distorted moving bass, alien analog synth effects and prog weirdo percussion will send you far into outer space.



ImageThis band make no secret of their driving inspiration. A cover featuring large, pink bubble letters and a girl with a 70’s hair-do leave no ambiguities about classification. This Swedish trio are the ultimate in psychedelic stoner doom metal. Massive, ripping guitar distorsion, echoing drums, sitars and tambourines lay waste to all cheery exuberance.



ImageAn absolutely high-recommendable five song EP from this Swedish power trio. The roots of the CIRCLE lay back in 1997 and this demo is from 1999, recorded in two days in July. The band is having a lot of 70’s influences, like for example SIR LORD BALTIMORE, MOUNTAIN, BLUE CHEER or GRAND FUNK RAILROAD and The Satellite Circle create the same vibe like these bands.


ALBUM OF THE DAY: Witchfinder General – Death Penalty


When speaking of the NWOBHM few bands still have such impact as the legendary WITCHFINDER GENERAL. Back in the early 80’s, they released 2 full length albums and a few singles as well. Heavy duty guitar riffing with lyrics that was filled with witches, sinners, drugs and over all evil contents. The sleeves were superb showing the band in monk alike clothes taking care of presumed women who did not fit in the church laws of the medieval times. Sleeves that would attract any young BLACK SABBATH fan like me. Both their albums still remain absolute top classic albums until these days. The vinyls came in many different colours, clear, red, silver, black and picture discs, the singles, especially their debut “Burning a sinner” is damn hard to find these days. Without WITCHFINDER GENERAL, the stoner / retro evil metal scene would
not be as great as it is these days !

NYMF: From The Dark out now on Transubstans Records!


” ‘From the Dark’ should appeal to just about anyone fan of metal who hasn’t completely specialized their tastes in a particular subgenre or other.  This is a great album with a ton of energy.  Highly recommended for one and all!” – Paranoid Hitsophrenic

”Betyget har snarare färg av den högre nivån än den lägre, och risken för att jag i efterhand vill revidera siffran uppåt är överhängande eftersom “From The Dark” faktiskt sparkar en hel del stjärt!” – WeRock

” To be complete, let’s add that NYMF proposes true compositions, very structured and effective, provided with wild melodies and of saving catch phrases. At last, the production ofBerno PAULSSON( SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, THE HAUNTED, FIREBIRD,AMON AMARTH ) is impeccable power and of clarity. An absolutely revitalizing album!” – Metal Integral

”I offer my respect to 2013 best album. I’m absolutely certain that if Black Sabbath had the chance to hear “From the Dark”, “13” would be released at least a year after, reconstructed. Congratulations, I wish for a tour in my country cause I can’t wait to melt my body, enjoying Nymf on stage. Worship them. You want grade? 10/10.” – RockWay Greece

” Ein dunkles Stück schwedischer Doomgeschichte? Durchaus, und beileibe kein schlechtes, umso mehr wird sich an diesem Zwölftrackling zeigen, ob NYMF künftig im Sog ihrer erfolgreichen Landsmänner WITCHCRAFT mitschwimmen können.” – FFM-Rock


NYMF: Back on track!

“As time goes by you’ll get new visions on how the new material should sound like. It has always been important for us that we do our own thing by combining different music genres to keep it more interesting and unique.
As both Niklas and Martin are also members in The Graviators we try to hold the bands apart and guarantee that they don’t sound too much the same. NYMF is above all more Metal and sounds more dark and evil. There is an ambition that the new material also should contain more thrash-elements, think about the band “The Sword”.
Since we now have two new members in the band the sound has changed a little. Daniel Sköld has joined the band on bass guitar. He is also a member in the band Jack Daw and played earlier in a metal band called “Disruption”. Also our new drummer Thommy Lindskog (Wulfgar) has a love in metal so the sound tends to sound more that way, for example many of the new songs include double kick drums.
NYMF has never been at this height when it comes to musicality and we also put more thought and effort in the songs so that we make it sound just the way we want. Ok, that’s all about what’s going on for now. We are really looking forward to release and play our new material!”


“Allt eftersom tiden går får man nya visioner hur man vill att det nya låtmaterialet ska låta. Det har alltid varit viktigt för oss att blanda vår egen mix av genrer för att få det  mer intressant och eget.
Eftersom Niklas och Martin båda lirar i The Graviators så försöker vi hålla isär de båda banden och garantera att de inte låter för lika varandra. NYMF är framförallt mer Metal och allt låter mer mörkt och ondskefullt. Det finns en strävan och det nya materialet bör innehålla mer thrash-influenser, tänk bandet “The Sword”.
Eftersom vi nu har två nya nya medlemmar i bandet har soundet ändrats lite. Daniel Sköld har gått med i bandet och spelar bas. Han spelar också i bandet Jack Daw och han spelade tidigare i ett metal band som heter “Disruption”. Vår nya trummis Thommy Lindskog (Wulfgar) har också en kärlek till metal så soundet tenderar att låta lite mer åt det hållet, till exempel så innehåller många av de nya låtarna dubbelkagge.
NYMF har aldrig varit på denna höjden tidigare när det kommer till musikalitet och vi lägger även mer tanke och möda på låtarna så vi får dem attt låta som vi vill. Okej, det är det mesta som försigår nu förtillfället. Vi ser verkligen fram emot att släppa och spela upp vårt nya material!”

SIDEBURN: “IV Monument” out!

We’re very proud to announce that SIDEBURN’s fourth effort “IV Monument” is released on Transubstans Records! The band have gained a solid reputation in the classic rock genre, mixing retro hardrock with todays classic rock sound, appealing to both friends of ZEPPELIN, SABBATH, early SCORPIONS as well as new bands like ALTER BRIDGE. Expect heavy guitar attacks, backed up by a steady rhythm section that we could hear in classic bands such as RAINBOW and UFO. They still possess the doom metal tone, only this time they have expanded their sound – expect a wonderful mixture of classic hardrock, doom metal, progressive hardrock and a dose of blues !!

Listen to “Bring The Down The Rain” below!


This time our friends at Sea Of Tranquility gave us some nice feedback on CAPTAIN CRIMSON’s coming debut album “Dancing Madly Backwards”!


“No doubt Sweden’s Captain Crimson were influenced by legendary ’70s band Captain Beyond, deciding to name their debut album after the classic track “Dancing Madly Backwards” from that bands self titled debut in 1972. Otherwise though, Dancing Madly Backwardsis another great Swedish retro ride, as so many bands from that country are doing a fine job of keeping those ’70s sounds alive.

Despite the band name and CD title obviously tipping their hat to Captain Beyond, the lads from Captain Crimson also tap into the vibe of such acts as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, Mountain, Cactus, UFO, Pentagram, Leaf Hound, Grand Funk Railroad, The Doors, and Humble Pie, as well as fellow Swedish acts Graveyard and Witchcraft. Loads of vintage fuzz-toned guitar riffs and solos abound, especially on the thick & muscular “River”, the doomy “Lonely Devils Club”, and the heavy blues-rock of “Mountain of Sleep”. The band delivers some melancholy hard rock/blues on the poignant “Don’t Take Me For a Fool”, while “Autumn” brings to mind the early, aggressive garage rock of the MC5 and Grand Funk Railroad, complete with raucous, distorted guitar & bass riffs that scream 1969. “Wizard’s Bonnet” is vintage sounding heavy rock complete with blistering lead guitar and meaty riffs, while “Silver Moon” and “True Color” could have easily been leftovers from Deep Purple’s In Rock album, minus the Hammond organ. The closing title track has some wonderful Black Sabbath styled power chords over intricate rhythms, and the lead vocals have plenty of attitude, which in fact can be said about the entire album.

Dancing Madly Backwards is a fun filled ride down memory lane, as Captain Crimson bring back images and sounds of so many great hard rock acts of the past, and do so in a convincing manner. You’ll be headbanging and playing air guitar to this entire album, I promise you. Another winner from the folks at Transubstand/Record Heaven!”

– Pete Pardo



Click the album cover to pre-order the album at the Record Heaven Webshop!