Thursday, June 7, 2012

LOSS - DESPOND DLP Now Available.

Contagion Releasing, in conspiracy with Parasitic Records, is pleased to offer the vinyl edition of Loss' misery drenched "Despond" album. Licensed from Profound Lore Records. Doom your life.

The vinyl edition is presented on double LP format, 180g vinyl, with new mastering by Zack Allen. Includes full size 12 page art and lyric booklet and gatefold jacket, with silver pantone printing throughout.

Order here: ORDER

CD version available direct through Profound Lore:

The following distributors will be getting copies, and more to come:

Me Saco Un Ojo (UK)
Ahdistuksen Aihio (Finland)
Nuclear Winter Records (Greece)

NO ADDITIONAL TRADES. Interested distros and labels can get in touch for wholesale.

Monday, April 23, 2012


In alliance with Nuclear War Now! we are proud to present...

7/3 Seattle WA @Highline Bar w/Bone Sickness, Funerary Call
(Seattle advance tickets: )

7/5 San Francisco CA @Sub-Mission w/Dispirit

7/6 Oakland, CA @Oakland Metro (small room) w/Vastum, Mortuous, Apocryphon
(Oakland advance tickets: )

7/8 Portland, OR @Rotture w/Knelt Rote

Those of you on the east coast should be sure to catch Grave Miasma and Dead Congregation at Martyrdoom:
Tickets available at

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Profetus " Open the Passages in Dusk" DLP

The third offering of Profetus, " Open the Passages in Dusk" is now available for purchase from us and Rusty Crowbar Records (FINLAND). 
Imperial funeral doom of the highest order,  in the Finnish tradition. All copies the same, black vinyl, 
housed inside a matte gatefold jacket with metallic ink.
CD version on Weird Truth (JAPAN).

PROFETUS : “... to Open the Passages in Dusk”




“Life is given to man so that he would consider carefully, in what position he wants to be dead.

Gray welkins pass, hanging the gardens of stars, and the soil shall be placed in the mouth as the bread

- Pentti Saarikoski

This, the third illumination of Phosphorous’ wreath

was collected by E. Kuismin at CHURCH OF DOOM crypts, Finland

under midwinter moons 2011.

All musical and lyrical dirges by A. Mäkinen.

Arrangements by PROFETUS.

Mastered by Daniel Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studios, England.

Guest ritual chants on “Burn, the Lanterns of Eve” by F. P. Kutzbach of PROCESSION. 

Layout by Lars Holm

The foul, kindred spirits: 
A. Mäkinen : Vocals, Guitars
E. Kuismin : Guitars
S. Kujansuu : Organ 
V. Kujansuu : Percussion 


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Stone Wings 'Bird of Stone Wings' Now Available

Stone Wings 'Bird of Stone Wings' is now available for purchase at our online shop:

After a few delays, we are pleased to finally make the Stone Wings "Bird of Stone Wings" album available again. We first heard this album after acquiring a copy of the self released CD from the drummer, Neil, a couple years back and it was clear that we had to do a vinyl edition. We were immediately struck by how engrossing, well written, and powerful the album was. Complete with venomous vocals, unreal harmonized guitars, and perfect atmosphere. Total doom, majestic and captivating, in the Australian tradition. Listen to the entire album HERE

Distributed by our allies, copies en route or to be shipped soon:

  • Dark Descent Records (US)
  • Parasitic Records (US)
  • Nuclear Winter Records (Greece)
  • World Terror Committee (Germany)
  • Amor Fati (Germany)
  • KVLT Shop (Finland)
  • Nuclear War Now (US)
  • Iron Bonehead (Germany)
  • Me Saco Un Ojo (UK)
  • Ahdistuksen Aihio (Finland)
  • Coffin's Slave (Australia)
Our trade stock has been depleted but distros please get in touch for wholesale rates at

If we have already been in touch regarding a trade we will honor it, of course.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bandcamp up and running.

We are getting underway with a Bandcamp page for the label. Only one album up so far, stream the entire Stone Wings album:


Friday, January 27, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

NEWS (upcoming releases etc.)

The Stone Wings "Bird of Stone Wings" DLP will be available for mail-order this Friday, 1/28. Featuring members of Innsmouth, Sacriphyx, and current Mournful Congregation live personnel, Stone Wings plays  incredibly strong, dark, majestic death doom. Grief driven, harmony laden, malice and sorrow filled doom.
Sample track HERE

Up next:

Profetus " Open the Passages at Dusk" DLP (in cooperation with Rusty Crowbar, Finland)
sample HERE

Loss "Despond" DLP (in cooperation with Parasitic Records, US. Featuring a new audio master by Zack Allen. This will include a full size 12 page lyric booklet with all the art from the CD version on Profound Lore.)
sample HERE

Firm release dates for these two and news on forthcoming omens of suffering soon...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tutti Il Colori Del Buio repress now available

Ilsa's Tutti Il Colori Del Buio LP is once again available for mailorder. This repress is the same rotten slab of vile, crusty filth. Hailing from Washington, DC, ILSA deliver 9 tracks, clocking in at 40 minutes, of blown out, severely down-tuned, crust-injected death-doom. The album has been remastered for vinyl by James Plotkin for total abyssic heaviness. Despite our mild disdain for band comparisons, parallels can be drawn to early Bolt Thrower, Paradise Lost, Axegrinder, later Anti-Cimex(think Scandinavian Jawbreaker era), Autopsy, and Winter. Disgusting horror reigns.

This repress of the debut Ilsa LP is limited to 500 copies on 160g black vinyl, housed inside quality reverse board gatefold jackets, not Stoughtons like the first press. The band will also have a substantial amount of copies on their southwest dates en route to Rites of Darkness III this December.

Ilsa Southern US TOUR 2011

Dec 5th - Asheville NC @TBA w/TBA
Dec 6th - Chatanooga TN @Sluggo's w/Oak and TBA
Dec 7th - New Orleans LA @Siberia w/Oak and more TBA
Dec 11th - Rites of Darkness - San Antonio TX
Dec 12th - Paris, TX @TBA
Dec 13th - Memphis, TN @TBA
Dec 14th - Nashville, TN @TBA w/Mourner
Dec 15th - Raleigh NC @TBA

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Vastum - Carnal Law - Available for Mailorder

"Carnal Law" is the initial physical manifestation from California's Vastum. While recalling Finnish and Mexican death metal cults of old there is something contained within that is far more perverse and sinister. The barbaric song structures, doom ridden harmonies, sinister lead work, deranged psycho-sexual lyrical content, and disgusting vocal delivery all create a work far stronger and and more captivating than most current "new old school death metal" bands floating about these days have to offer.

YouTube / Bandcamp / Facebook

Previously available only on cassette and recently on CD, "Carnal Law" is presented on black 150g vinyl, housed inside quality mid-weight chipboard jackets with additional artwork,with an 11"x22" poster insert.

This LP is a co-release with Deific Mourning, available for mailorder at:

Read a recent review here: Invisible Oranges

Excellent CD Digipack version available from 20 Buck Spin here:

Stocked by the following stores and distributors domestically:
Dark Descent Records
Parasitic Records
Armageddon Shop (Providence, RI)
Everyday Music (Seattle, WA)
Singles going Steady (Seattle, WA)

And distributed internationally by:

Iron Bonehead (Germany)
Doomentia (Czech)
Nuclear Winter Records (Greece)
Me Saco Un Ojo (UK)
Blood Harvest (Sweden)

Additional international distributors to be added shortly, anyone interested in acquiring copies to distribute overseas please get in touch at

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mournful Congregation West Coast Tour MMXI with Aldebaran, Anhedonist

With Aldebaran (PDX) Anhedonist (Seattle)
-Weds, November 30th - Seattle, WA
-Thurs, December 1st - Portland, OR
-Fri, Dec 2nd - Arcata, CA
-Sat, Dec 3rd - Oakland, CA
-Sun, Dec 4th - San Francisco, CA
-Mon, Dec 5th - Los Angeles, CA
-Tues, Dec 6th - Scottsdale, AZ
-Weds, Dec 7th - El Paso, TX
-Thurs, Dec 8th thru Sun, Dec 11th - Rites of Darkness

More details regarding venues and opening bands soon...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

VASTUM - Carnal Law LP news

The Vastum test press has been approved. Layout is nearing completion as we speak. 150g vinyl, chipboard jackets, gatefold insert. For those of you unfamiliar with the savagery that is Vastum, please explore HERE. Truly evil, melodic yet sinister, doomed metal of death.

We expected to have everything back the first week of September. Jackets have arrived already and look splendid!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

UPDATE Re: Hooded Menace/Ilsa Splits

Hooded Menace/Ilsa 12" EPs will be at the CR bunker by the end of the week. They will be available for mailorder starting Monday the 16th Wednesday the 18th. All European distros listed previously have their copies now although we hear reports of them quickly selling out.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Shop Moved

Contagion Releasing's distro has moved the shop to our own hosted cart solution. We feel this will help us in charging a more accurate shipping fee and also let you track your purchases a bit better than our current store. Please yell at us with any troubles and complaints. Thanks for checking our stuff out.

Friday, March 25, 2011

HM/Ilsa 12" EP at press. Vastum "Carnal Law" LP next.

The HM/Ilsa 12" EP is now in the hands of the pressing plant. We should have test presses back in the next week or so. European distribution will be handled by the follwing, although other interested parties can get in touch:

Ahdistuken Aihio Productions (FIN)
Amor Fati Prodcutions (GER)
Bones Brigade Records (FRA)
Iron Bonhead (GER)

Arrangements are being made for further international distribution as well.

The Vastum "Carnal Law" LP will be heading to prodcuction shortly as well. All artwork is here and layout is underway. We still have a handful of the limited cassette version in the shop. Sample soon...Totally sinister, yet melodic death doom.

The Stone Wings "Bird of Stone Wings" DLP will follow the two afforementioned releases. More news on that soon.

Numerous distro additions as well, check the shop.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Distro Update

Divine Eve LPs, Mortuary Drape DLPs, Antediluvian, MLPs, Grave Miasma MLPs, Excoriate LPs and Dead Congregation all in the shop now. Another update later tonight with releases from Blood Harvest and WTC. Down to one copy each of the Indesinence and Evoken records, and only 2 copies of the Ilsa LP remain. News on future releases later this week.

Ilsa shirts and long sleeves will be back from the printer this weekend. Pricing will be decided soon.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ilsa shirts/longsleeves

Artwork for the upcoming Ilsa shirts and longsleeves we are getting printed in the coming weeks. Both the regular t's and longsleeves will have the knife/cross artwork from the back of the LP jacket on the back of the shirt, and the longsleeves will have the knife/cross printed on the sleeves as well.

Prices will be decided later on.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hooded Menace/ILSA Split 12" EP.

Behold the artwork for the forthcoming split 12" EP. Once again crafted by Ilsa drummer Joshua Brettell. No release date is set but the record will definitely be available for the East Coast shows Ilsa and Hooded Menace are playing together after Maryland Death Fest. Recordings are almost complete and the mastering will be handled by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound. 500 copies.

Ilsa/Hooded Menace shows:

Monday, May 30th @the Blockley Pourhouse, Philadelphia, PA
W/Anhedonist, Oak, High Priest and others TBA

Tuesday, May 31st @Union Pool, Brooklyn, NYC
w/Negative Plane, Anhedonist

Here are the upcoming releases we have on deck:
Hooded Menace/Ilsa 12" EP
Stone Wings "Bird of Stone Wings" DLP
Vastum "Carnal Law" LP
and more to come...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Shop Updated.

Small distro update with some limited stock. There are many more distro titles arriving in the next couple of weeks. Follow the link in the sidebar to the left to check it out.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Next Releases: Vastum "Carnal Law" LP, Stone Wings "Bird of Stone Wings" DLP

We have just received the final vinyl master of the Stone Wings album from Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound. The overall sound is much crisper without sacrificing any of the heaviness or majestic atmosphere. We now have the photos of the original artwork and should be able to begin work on the layout at the beginning of next week. No release date is set as of yet. Samples are available HERE.

It is our pleasure to announce that we will be collaborating on release of the LP version of Vastum's "Carnal Law" album with Deific Mourning. Sharing a good portion of the personnel from Acephalix and a Saros member, but not sounding particularly similar to either, their particular brand of dark, doomy, deranged death metal is downright confrontational and ugly, yet still quite melodic. Samples are available HERE.

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Ilsa, Hooded Menace, Anhedonist shows in MAY 2011.

Directly following this years Maryland Death Fest, Ilsa will be joining Hooded Menace and Anhedonist for two East Coast show. So far, the details are as follows:

Monday, May 30th, 2011CE
At The Blockley Pourhouse
West Philadelphia, PA

Hooded Menace
and more TBA

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011CE
At Union Pool
Brooklyn, NYC

Hooded Menace
Negative Plane

There will also be DC show the Wednesday prior to MDF with Ilsa and Anhedonist. This post will be updated with more info as we get it. Thanks to Timmy Hefner and Jessica Watson for getting these together.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

ILSA LPs have arrived.

The ILSA "Tutti Il Colori Del Buio" LPs have been delivered to us. The heavy sleeves have most certainly exceeded our expectations and look truly excellent. The record sounds as it should, an absolutely devastating slab of crusty, rotten death-doom. Mail-order will be up and running by early next week, if not the end of this week. After sending out band copies, and trade and wholesale orders, we will have slightly less that a hundred copies available for sale. Here are some photos in the meantime:

The LPs will be $18 plus shipping, and will also be available at the upcoming Seattle and Portland Anhedonist shows. Ilsa, of course, will have copies as well. We are no longer accepting any more new trade offers or wholesale orders for this release, with the exception of restocks for labels and distributors we are already in working with. All previously arranged trades and wholesale orders will be sent out this week. Here is a list of international distributors whom will have their copies quite soon:
Abysmal Sounds (Australia)
Amor Fati (Germany)
Fuck Yoga (Macedonia)
Soulseller (Netherlands)
as well as the following record shops:
Monorail Records (Scotland)
Everyday Music (Seattle, WA)
There will be a few other distributors and shops listed in the coming days.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ilsa LP update/Upcoming Releases

The Ilsa LP will arrive back at Pirates Press on December 27th. So we should have it in our hands a couple days after that. We are in the process of getting a cart checkout system for the site, so that should be ready within the coming weeks, until then there will be info posted for ordering via email. We are hoping for a January First release, barring any unforeseen delays. A list of international distributors who will have copies will be up shortly.

Next will be the rerelease of the Stone Wings "Bird of Stone Wings" album on double LP. Majestic, melodic, sorrowful death doom from Australia, known from their split EP with the mighty Mournful Congregation. The album will be remastered for vinyl by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound. Layout will begin once all the source materials are at hand.
Following that will be a split EP between Ilsa and another band, who will remain unnamed at this time.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

ILSA - Tutti il Colori del Buio LP release imminent.

The artwork and vinyl master have been sent off to Pirate's Press. The first press will be 300 copies on black 160g vinyl, all housed inside case wrapped, reverse board gatefold jackets. All pricing for both mailorder and wholesale will be posted soon. Anyone interested in helping with international distribution get in Contact. No firm release date as of yet, but hopefully it should be out around the new year. Here is the updated cover art in the meantime:

Samples HERE

In talks with others about future releases as well. Stay tuned.

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