Cloth – “Axis Mundi” (EP)

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Jun 032020
 

Well not every day do I get an opportunity to review a black metal band, so it excites me when something like this gets presented to me and allows me to adjust my peripheral for a moment, and all I have is the cold hard facts to work with as presented to me.

So let’s get technical and historical for a moment. Christian black metal is often touted as unblack metal and its origins are largely a disputed one, but it’s safe to say both Australian’s Horde and Norway’s Antestor are the fathers of the genre. Obviously Unblack metal focuses on Christian themes and philosophies. A lot of this genre’s music has adopted unconventional song structures.

So here we got a band by the name of Cloth with their album, Axis Mundi off the label Nordic Mission Productions up under review. Cloth is a musical collective consisting of members of, Stronghold, DALIT and Aspiration. So these Black Metal rockers take you through a journey of the hopelessness of humankind we all feel. It confronts what has led us to where we are, and to what end we all are coming closer to – with a strong philosophical and allegorical backbone behind it all.

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May 092020
 

On May 6 it was again “International Pantokrator day” (not a joke, it is a holiday celebrated by their fans on May 6)  this was also the day that Swedish metal band Pantokrator announced their long-awaited new album entitled ” Out of Babylon”. which will be released this fall via Nordic Mission A short video update from (drummer) Rickard can be watched below (the video contains some music snippets) – The first single will be released on June 6th.

Out of Babylon” will be the follow-up to “Incarnate” which has been released in 2014,

Also below a short video update from Markus from Nordic Mission.

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Apr 282020
 

Nordic Mission proudly presents Cloth, a black metal band from the South/West of Norway. The band will release theit “Axis Mundi” EP on May 30th.

Axis Mundi is here to take you through a journey of the hopelessness of humankind we all feel. It confronts what has led us to where we are, and to what end we all are coming closer to – with a strong philosophical and allegorical backbone behind it all.

The sounds these thoughts create are filled with anger and melancholy combined with dark melodies, furious riffs and infuriated, regretful vocals. Norway’s own Cloth delivers to you a piece of furious black metal with a doomy attitude through and through, possibly hailing from their previous work in Dalit and Aspiration. You can also hear the musical influences from bands such as Satyricon, Drottnar or even My Dying Bride or Anathema. The 4 track EP is now available for pre-order!

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Oct 202019
 

Flukt from Norway is releasing their first full-length of epic oldschool black metal at the end of the month via Dusktone! You can pre-order CD + VINYL at a reduced price for another week here at Nordic Mission.

Flukt is a raw oldschool Black Metal band hailing from Vennesla, Norway. The band was launched during the fall of 2014 but from the dark mood and the aggression in the music, every metalhead will get a flashback to the good old days of Norwegian Black Metal in the 90s.

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Sep 292019
 

Nordic Mission is VERY proud to present a re-release and re-master of GROMS one and only album “Ascension” to be released November 15th!

25 years ago, 4 young men from Kristiansand, Norway released their debut album “Ascension”. The band was called GROMS (acronym for God Rules Over My Soul), and their music was pure and heavy death metal.

Quite a surprise to many people, since the development from their previous thrash assault was huge! During this period, the black metal movement was getting exponentially bigger, so a death metal band with Biblical lyrics was very special!

GROMS was one of the pioneering bands for Christian extreme metal in Norway, and the first band to release an album (1994).

Nordic Mission have put together a few cool bundles for you to PRE-ORDER in their webshop. Bundles includea limited amount of ORIGINAL RETRO t-shirts from 1995 that the band left in a crypt, and a couple of CDs the members in the band have been involved with. Continue reading »