lördag 26 mars 2011

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Leidungr - "Styrkans herre"
Track from "Hell eder asar" 7 inch vinyl out on Fronte Nordico April 2011.

lördag 19 mars 2011

ARDITI - Spirit of Sacrifice
Equilibrium Music, 2011 (EQM032)

Originally issued in 2004, “Spirit of Sacrifice” was Arditi’s second full-length album, a release that would not only establish them as one of the leading projects in the Martial Industrial scene, but also one which brought along the controversy that seems to come with such a post. Concerns regarding Arditi’s imagery and their references to the Italian Futurist Movement prompted some of the press to refuse any coverage of the band, leading to timid promotion for the album upon release, as the original label discreetly retracted from a more active role in its exposure. The name Arditi gained something of a cult status nevertheless, as their followers grew steadily in numbers and new alliances were forged. These included a colaboration with Toroidh, at the time a recently established project by Nordvargr of Mz.412, which resulted in the “United in Blood” album. Shortly after, Arditi would also come to be invited by the notorious Swedish Black Metal band Marduk to contribute material to a couple of their albums.

Release Date: 2010.03.20 (CD) / 2010.04.15 (Vinyl)

Unavailable for some years, “Spirit of Sacrifice” is now given a proper re-issue, with revised artwork, both on matt Digipak, complete with spot-varnish, and also for the first time on collector’s 12” vinyl, pressed in black and black/red marble 180gr. vinyl, each pressing hand-numbered and limited to 250 copies. The album features classic Arditi anthems such as “Religion of the Blood”, “Palingenesis” or “Nicht Mehr Schande”, and has also been augmented with one bonus track in this reissue.

Tracklist: 01. Palingenesis | 02. Religion of the Blood | 03. Spirit of Sacrifice | 04. Nicht Mehr Schande | 05. Our Misfortune | 06. The Measures of Our Age | 07. Blood Firmament | 08. Sieg Durch Zwecksetzung | 09. Exeunt | 10. Destiny of a God (bonus track!)


ARDITI – Leading the Iron Resistance
Equilibrium Music, 2011 (EQM033)

Faithful to their path, Arditi return with “Leading the Iron Resistance”. After the more orchestral approach found in their previous album “Omne Ensis Impera” and the use of folk elements that characterized the “Statues of Gods” EP, on their fifth full-length recording the Swedish duo partially emphasize the Industrial side of their music, with the extensive use of loops and recurring themes adding a semi-obsessive tone to the Classical-themed militaristic sound-sculpturing.

Release Date: 2010.03.20 (CD) / 2010.04.15 (Vinyl)

Leading the Iron Resistance” is a work that raises a warning flag against the false freedom of our age, and which seeks to inspire new ways of resistance through Unity. A work that documents values and virtues that now seem lost, echoing through muddy recordings filled with blaring horns and somber narrations from days past. A work that beckons a call to arms, set to the pace of martial percussions, stirring orchestrations and powerful choirs. A work that instills the forging a new Man, under the leadership of Arditi!

Released on matt-coated Digipak CD with silver hot-foil finishing on front, and in 12” 180gr. vinyl, available both on black or marbled vinyl, with matching covers, each limited to 250 copies.

Tracklist: 01. Leading the Iron Resistance | 02. False Mask of Freedom | 03. Volunteers | 04. Military Virtue | 05. Fahnen Ewigkeit | 06. Arming for War | 07. Forging a New Man | 08. We the Unity, You the Mass | 09. A Giant Bleeds


Hell Eder Asar 7"
Fronte Nordico LR I

First in the forthcoming 7" series on Fronte Nordico. Leidungr is a new project of H. Moller (Arditi). Together with M. Belfagor (Ofermod) and P. Stahl he is doing a kind of ritual archaic pagan folk with some ambient and martial elements and ancient Norse lyrics reminding of Waldteufel, Blood Axis and Werkbund's "Rungholt" series.