Aug 242019

Three Days in Hell, a new brutal death metal and slam metal project, has joined forces with The Bearded Dragon Produtions. The band, formed by Sam Reeves and Chris Besonen, the project began to work on material to release.

hellSHED is a split series by Three Days in Hell and evilSHED. The split provides exclusive songs and remixes not seen on either project’s full-length albums.” stated Besonen.

The split, titled hellSHED – a mix between Three Days in Hell and evilSHED, Besonen‘s other project – will be released on September 13, 2019 through The Bearded Dragon Productions, with physical copies coming soon. Continue reading »

Aug 102019

The black metal act known as White Fog has officially released their debut album, “Temple of Sorrow”. The album was released through The Bearded Dragon Productions, home to bands such as Mystic Winter and Proven Existence.

“It’s unlike anything you’ve heard from this band before.” states White Fog founder Nick “Phantom” Boisjolie. “Temple of Sorrow is a unique experience; it’s a haunted and gloomy feeling while embracing the light at the end of the tunnel. The lyrics are mainly about hunting demons and holy apparitions.”

The album is available digitally through The Bearded Dragon‘s Bandcamp site. Physical CDs will be distributed at a later date through TBDP and Blackened Label Records. Continue reading »

Aug 042019

The Bearded Dragon Productions have signed two more projects to their evergrowing roster. Zombie Mortician and Desmodus Rotundus have signed on with the label. The two projects, both helmed by Kenneth Holsen of Nattesorg, Himmelriket, Naglet, and Frostnoise, blend with The Bearded Dragon Productions lineup seemlessly; raw untamed black metal.

Both bands have joined the roster, which also contains Proven Existence, Mystic Winter, Defying Darkness, Lucifier Impaled, and White Fog, with hopes to release their new upcoming albums – “Are Already Dead” by Zombie Mortician and “Ravening Wolves” by Desmodus Rotundus – through the label.

The albums will be released respectively on October 11 and December 13, 2019 through The Bearded Dragon Productions and physical copies will come later through Blackened Label Records. Continue reading »

Jul 032019

White Fog, the growing force in the black metal community, has signed with The Bearded Dragon Productions. The band, originally a solo project created by Nick “Phantom” Boisjolie, has already released their debut demo, “Vampyric Sacrament”, independently before signing with the label.

Earlier this year the band announced recording a new release; a full-length album. As the production began, a new member came into the iridescent light, going under the moniker of “Queen of Shadows”, who took over Drums and Ambience. The new album, “Temple of Sorrow”, is in the process of being recorded now, with eleven tracks being featured on the release. Continue reading »

Jun 222019

Two man project Mystic Winter bring their diy ethic to bear on the ep Tergiversating Blasphemies

Mystic Winter arose from the ashes of the band Haloed Patriots in the woods of Indiana and the early material sprang from two band members realizing material they had did not fit the previous band’s identity.  In March of 2018, Mystic Winter released the single “Withered”,  with Tergiversating Blasphemies coming in 2019. With musical influences including black metal icons like Antestor, Crimson Moonlight, Horde, and Vials of Wrath, one might expect a project filled with black metal and explorations into the ambient side of the genre.

The ep opens with “Exordium” a haunting mostly ambient, keyboard and horror movie sound effect laden track with some deep, growled spoken word over the top.  Suprisingly, the next track “Nomadic Tumor” also starts out with the atmospheric keyboard intro,  instead of the usual explosion of riffs and blastbeats common to the genre.  Unfortunately, while the keyboards sound as if they were recorded normally, once the rest of the music comes in it sounds more like it was recorded in metal box a ways away from the microphones.  The songs is muffled echo-driven noise separated by cleanly recorded keyboard sections.  Ambient black metal noise seems a fitting description. Continue reading »