ASTRAL TOMB – Soulgazer CD

ASTRAL TOMB - Soulgazer CD

BLOOD HARVEST RECORDS is proud to present ASTRAL TOMB’s highly anticipated debut album, Soulgazer, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats. The CD and tape versions will be released on March 25th, while the vinyl version should follow on July 29th.

As presaged by their track to the Chasm of Aeons four-way split shared with CRYPTIC SHIFT, REPLICANT, and INOCULATION which BLOOD HARVEST released in the autumn of 2020 and then especially the subsequent Degradation of Human Consciousness EP at the beginning of 2021, ASTRAL TOMB are all-too-perfectly monikered. Theirs is gross ‘n’ gooey dredge of deranged death metal that slices and sluices in obscene ways – all at the listener’s discomfort, most of all, challenging even the most diehard death metaller. And yet, they’ve done such across teasingly short lengths, setting anticipation high (literally) for their inevitable debut album.

At last, it arrives, bearing the title Soulgazer. Truly, the trippy cover art is but one sign of the sine-waves set to mangle the mind and body once one presses “play” upon ASTRAL TOMB’s debut album. Bearing five tracks across a succinct-yet-expansive 37 minutes, Soulgazer’s component song titles could truly tell its (twisted, interstellar) story: “Transcendental Visions,” “Be Here Now..,” “Inertia (Crashing Through the Doorways of Eternity),” “Traversing the Wandering Star,” and especially “Ascending a Pillar of Light.” Here, ASTRAL TOMB take the slimy sound of their short-lengths in spacier, more smoked-out directions, almost jamming on slamming grooves but giving it a grossness that unsettles – indeed, Soulgazer as depiction. Elsewhere, the trio’s technique and precision is startling to behold, especially when they effortlessly let loose the reins and slip & slide across the corners of chaos, only to right the (space)ship into waters equally unnerving. For if anything, Soulgazer seeks to UNcomfort the listener, taking him/her to places as-yet-dreamt and making them manifest within alternately intelligent/ignorant death metal barbarity. Which is all to say nothing of the utterly melted solos sprinkled across the record or the actually-really-beautiful moments of clean-toned placidity…

As the band explain, “Soulgazer is a narrative of inner awakening. It is the product of over a year of arduous personal journeys, and collective experience. By exploring inner and outer space, we cultivated each track to reflect a different part of the cyclical nature of our realities. One of our biggest criticisms in the past has been our production, and thanks to Pete DeBoer at World Famous Studios, we have finally encapsulated a sound that we think sets a standard for ASTRAL TOMB. Coming in at a little over 30 minutes, the music speaks for itself, and there’s not much more to say until you hear it in March.”

Goregrind’s gotten gorier, tech-death more tech, and slam more slammin’, but somewhere circling in a cosmos both over and under all three are ASTRAL TOMB. Soulgazer is that trip you wanna take!

ASTRAL TOMB – Soulgazer CASSETTE

ASTRAL TOMB - Soulgazer CASSETTE

BLOOD HARVEST RECORDS is proud to present ASTRAL TOMB’s highly anticipated debut album, Soulgazer, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats. The CD and tape versions will be released on March 25th, while the vinyl version should follow on July 29th.

As presaged by their track to the Chasm of Aeons four-way split shared with CRYPTIC SHIFT, REPLICANT, and INOCULATION which BLOOD HARVEST released in the autumn of 2020 and then especially the subsequent Degradation of Human Consciousness EP at the beginning of 2021, ASTRAL TOMB are all-too-perfectly monikered. Theirs is gross ‘n’ gooey dredge of deranged death metal that slices and sluices in obscene ways – all at the listener’s discomfort, most of all, challenging even the most diehard death metaller. And yet, they’ve done such across teasingly short lengths, setting anticipation high (literally) for their inevitable debut album.

At last, it arrives, bearing the title Soulgazer. Truly, the trippy cover art is but one sign of the sine-waves set to mangle the mind and body once one presses “play” upon ASTRAL TOMB’s debut album. Bearing five tracks across a succinct-yet-expansive 37 minutes, Soulgazer’s component song titles could truly tell its (twisted, interstellar) story: “Transcendental Visions,” “Be Here Now..,” “Inertia (Crashing Through the Doorways of Eternity),” “Traversing the Wandering Star,” and especially “Ascending a Pillar of Light.” Here, ASTRAL TOMB take the slimy sound of their short-lengths in spacier, more smoked-out directions, almost jamming on slamming grooves but giving it a grossness that unsettles – indeed, Soulgazer as depiction. Elsewhere, the trio’s technique and precision is startling to behold, especially when they effortlessly let loose the reins and slip & slide across the corners of chaos, only to right the (space)ship into waters equally unnerving. For if anything, Soulgazer seeks to UNcomfort the listener, taking him/her to places as-yet-dreamt and making them manifest within alternately intelligent/ignorant death metal barbarity. Which is all to say nothing of the utterly melted solos sprinkled across the record or the actually-really-beautiful moments of clean-toned placidity…

As the band explain, “Soulgazer is a narrative of inner awakening. It is the product of over a year of arduous personal journeys, and collective experience. By exploring inner and outer space, we cultivated each track to reflect a different part of the cyclical nature of our realities. One of our biggest criticisms in the past has been our production, and thanks to Pete DeBoer at World Famous Studios, we have finally encapsulated a sound that we think sets a standard for ASTRAL TOMB. Coming in at a little over 30 minutes, the music speaks for itself, and there’s not much more to say until you hear it in March.”

Goregrind’s gotten gorier, tech-death more tech, and slam more slammin’, but somewhere circling in a cosmos both over and under all three are ASTRAL TOMB. Soulgazer is that trip you wanna take!

ASTRAL TOMB – Degradation Of Human Consciousness CASSETTE

Astral Tomb - Degradation Of Human Consciousness

BLOOD HARVEST RECORDS is proud to present a highly anticipated new EP from ASTRAL TOMB, Degradation of Human Consciousness.
Cassette, limited to 150 copies.

As presaged by their track to the Chasm of Aeons four-way split, shared with CRYPTIC SHIFT, REPLICANT, and INOCULATION, ASTRAL TOMB are all-too-perfectly monikered. A gross and gooey dredge of deranged death metal.
Degradation of Human Consciousness is their first longer-formed recording since their celebrated Subterranean Forms debut demo in 2019.
This blown-out yet clanging sound-world consumes the listener’s sanity first and then the body whole, spitting it back out – slowly, weirdly, wonderfully – in a manner that recalls both the most clandestine secrets of turn-of-the-’90s tape-trading and a future far off and none so vile.

ASTRAL TOMB have already written your epitaph with Degradation of Human Consciousness – and they’re only just begun!

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General update about the current shipping situation…

First off, this still applies;
Due to the current pandemic, and the fact that I live on the countryside, I am unable to ship out orders on a more frequent basis.
For the time being I will make it to the post-office at least once a week, Wednesdays.

When possible, I will try to swing by the post office on either Mondays or Fridays. But please keep in mind that it can take up to 7 days before your order is shipped.

Also, the Swedish Post is currently unable to handle shipments to several locations.
They have updated their list of countries to which they can currently NOT handle shipments.
Please check the following link before placing your order!
https://www.postnord.se/siteassets/pdf/ovrigt/stangda-lander-201015.pdf

Seems that the Swedish Post can now handle shipments to AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND again.
However, we recommend that you select registered shipment for the time being.
As we are currently editing the shipment options and rates, if the Registered Mail option does not appear, please contact us regarding the correct shipping fee and we will look into it for you.

In general, shipments are currently taking longer than usual to reach their destination due to the pandemic.
We are trying to keep up with the current restrictions and holding off on shipments to certain countries.

As recently stated via our social medias, there are some delays on our upcoming vinyl releases.
We should have the Transcendence – Towards Obscurities Beyond LP and Infesticide – Envenoming Wounds LP ready for shipping on or around NOVEMBER 16th.
And the Chasm Of Aeons 12″ vinyl on or around DECEMBER 18th.

If you need to cancel or edit your order, or have any questions, just get in touch.
We will try to respond individually when possible, or post a general update as soon as we can.

More news to follow…

//R & D