Friday, December 16, 2016

SUPPORT AND BUY FROM SMALL LABELS,



Lot's of release in the works, gotta sell stuff lol

Canadians I will give you a break on the exchange rate & SHIPPING. But message me what you want. visit dicogs & storenvy

http://vonfrostrecords.storenvy.com/

http://vonfrostrecords.blogspot.ca/

https://www.discogs.com/seller/jonvon/profile



 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

ICECORE • Fair Share Of Neglect pro tape

ICECORE • Fair Share Of Neglect pro tape,
flo orange shell & cases, thick full color card stock jcards and the first 12 come with a free art card. All art work & layout done by the underground master Mark Riddick.
Limited edition of only 33 copies.
A monumental quitessence of today's worldwide garbage, in only one outstanding illustration/collage by mighty Mark RIDDICK.
As my intention through its concept was to give a sort of up to date corrosive vision of nowadays global masses movement...
Also, this acid piece of art will come as a cover for the very first publishing of my ending 90's Hardcore band, yet unreleased 5 tracks material : ICECORE " Fair Share Of Neglect "

https://soundcloud.com/john-von-frost/icecore-1-many-dead-beneath-our-shoes-2016





http://vonfrostrecords.storenvy.com/products/18605494-icecore-fair-share-of-neglect-pro-tape

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My Top 20 for 2016

Ok Maniacs you want it you got it... well if you are interested?

Ok here are my top 20 favorite release of 2016. There are a lot of great stuff that were close and I guess I could have made a top 25,30, 40 or 50 eh... but I figured a top 20 list is best to narrow it down to the releases the get played the most.
So, without further ado here you go.

Bestial Raids – master Satan’s witchery (Nuclear War Now)
Black Ceremonial Kult – communion of the ancient gods (Iron Bonehead Productions)
Blood Incantation – starspawn (Dark Decent Records)
Celestial Grave – burial ground trance (Iron Bonehead Productions)
Cultes Des Ghouls – Coven , Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love (Hells Headbangers)
Church of Disgust - Veneration of filth (Memento Mori )
Demonomancy / Witchcraft – split (Nuclear war now!)
Fetid Zombie – epicedia (Morbid Visions)
Inquisition - Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith (season of mist)
Krypts – remnants of expansion (Dark Decent Records)
Luctus – Ryšys (Cenizas records)
Macabra - … to the bone (Morbid visions / von frost records)
Nocturnal werewolf – howl of frozen graves (final agony records / darker than dark)
Ride for Revenge – thy horrendous yearning (Bestial Burst)
Recluse – stillbirth in Bethlehem (Vault of dried Bones)
Shambles – realm of darkness shrine (nero one records)
Sacrificio – vastagos de la abominaciou (Iron Bonehead productions / NWN!) *
The Fog – perpetual blackness (Iron Bonehead Productions / Menento Mori)
Vociferian – ɔ d ɔ ʀ a (von frost records)
Void Meditation Cult – utter the tongue of the dead (Hells Headbangers)

 I highly recommend you buy every one of these releases.


RUIN interview

Very good interview by the Ruin, disgusting, demented , putrid horror filled DEATH METAL! New full length pro Cassette in 2017 Nero One Records / von frost records.

http://hatredmeanswar2.blogspot.ca/2016/11/ruin-interview.html

Saturday, December 3, 2016

All vinyl marked down von frost records



All vinyl marked down, Canadian folks get in touch with what you want and I'll sell to you in CDN funds, giving you a break on the crazy exchange rate.

http://vonfrostrecords.storenvy.com/
 
 
 
 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Goatholocaust - Satan Jugend lp



So a deal has been finalized with Nero one records the Mighty Goatholocaust and von frost records. This co-release for the first time ever! Satan Jugend (Satan youth) on classic black vinyl. Brand new totalitarianism artwork by sickness666.
But don't worry for long time fans of the band the insert will have the classic art from Chris Moyen. Stated for a late 2017 release.
we are very excited to see this album get a vinyl treatment. No RKE for this release, that being said there will be 20 amazing back patches giving away free to the first 20 sold \m/ going back to the classic black vinyl, single pocket jacket with 12"x12" insert for this classic Black metal album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJpzZ3CnOHo


vociferian – spiritual intoxication 7”



Coming from von frost records in 2017

Vfr07 – vociferian – spiritual intoxication 7” first 50 w/ Princess Of Violation poster. Again no RKE, no color vinyl, Only classic black vinyl, pocket style jacket.
Side A is the brutal, heavy track Princess Of Violation. I'd go as far as to say probably one of the heaviest tracks recorded by Vociferian?
Side B will be two tracks of never before released from 1998 rehearsal and a Burzum cover. Very rare stuff by Vociferian.
As you can see by the cat # this 7" should have been out a long time ago.

https://vociferian.bandcamp.com/track/princess-of-violation

Sunday, October 30, 2016

ICECORE - Fair Share Of Neglect pro casstette tape (NOV)




Old tyme 1990s style hardcore. Color cover will have flo orange case and limited to 33 copies, b/w cover limited 13 hand numbered copies. Due out in Nov. First 25 copies will come with a 6" x 8" mini poster.
" A monumental quitessence of today's worldwide garbage, in only one outstanding illustration/collage by mighty Mark RIDDICK.
As my intention through its concept was to give a sort of up to date corrosive vision of nowadays global masses movement...
Also, this acid piece of art will come as a cover for the very first publishing of my ending 90's Hardcore band, yet unreleased 5 tracks material : ICECORE " Fair Share Of Neglect ""



LÜGER - Lügersnacht Faktion Tyrane pro cassette (DEC)



LÜGER - Lügersnacht Faktion Tyrane pro cassette / tee (Ritual killer Edition)
2nd full length album reissue on Ancient cassette tape format. Brutal like "kill worship die" album But a tad heavier. Fucking nasty disgusting black/death from Europe.

This RKE is limited to only 10 copies w/ pro tape and amazing T-shirt with all new art work. (Sold 8 out of the 10, so act fast.)
order now!! Shipping Early December along with the Reg. edition cassette. First 25 will come with a killer 6" x 8" mini poster.

Realm of Darkness Shrine LP (Nero One Records)






von frost records official Canadian distro for Shambles - Realm of Darkness Shrine LP (Nero One Records)

In a couple of weeks I will have reg. black and  DIEHARD copies of Shambles - Realm of Darkness Shrine LP released on Nero One Records. Also Nero One will have Vociferian  lps and Luger lps. \m/ 

"From darkness and the pure unholy stench of old school doom/death metal, Shambles was formed in 1997 in Samutprakarn, Thailand. Forged by the dismal and sparse sound of Disembowelment and mixed with the barbaric death noise of Incantation and Autopsy, SHAMBLES will slaughter and annihilate all in sight and torture the ears with terror."

Take a listen.https://shamblesdeath.bandcamp.com/album/realm-of-darkness-shrine



Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Plebeian pro cassette tape coming soon....



Plebeian - I, Crawling Chaos (track)

Amazing fuzzed out Blackened doom from Canada. pro Cassette tape coming soon on von frost records. Check out this advanced track.

https://soundcloud.com/john-von-frost/plebeian-i-crawling-chaos

Friday, September 16, 2016

Cult Of Eibon - Fullmoon Invocation pro cassette tape


Cult Of Eibon - Fullmoon Invocation

Ok maniacs, for fans of classic Greek black metal von frost records has inked a deal in blood with Cult Of Eibon to release the reissue of Cult Of Eibon - Fullmoon Invocation ep on ancient pro cassette tape. Thank you Παράκλητος Ιωακείμ for getting in touch and believing in von frost records.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXiA-0V0FRY

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

VOCIFERIAN - - ɔ d ɔ ʀ a – Brand new Full Length Album Limited edition Cassette tape



PRE - ORDER!

VOCIFERIAN - - ɔ d ɔ ʀ a – Brand new Full Length Album Limited edition Cassette tape.
Ritual Killer Edition limited to only 10 copies with High Quality T shirt. Shipping end of SEPT.

http://vonfrostrecords.storenvy.com/products/17833580-vociferian-d-a-rke-brand-new-full-length-album-pro-tape

reg. cassette version shipping OCT 1st

"This is a true feeling in black metal music that is missing in today's rehashed, redone and over flooding the scene. The new Vociferian album stands apart from the herd and demands your ears and mind. If I had to use the term "elite" I would use it on this album. Something reminiscent of emotions felt when just discovering - Filosofem - by norwegian's Burzum in the mid 90's... Pure & overwhelming! Something virginal and with absolutely no equal!!" -John - Anälög ör Die -

VINYL VERSION HERE-
http://vonfrostrecords.storenvy.com/collections/1227753-vonfrostrecords-releases/products/15854883-vociferian-d-a-brand-new-full-length-album
 

 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

I C E C O R E • Fair Share Of Neglect • pro cassette tape



I C E C O R E • Fair Share Of Neglect •



OUT soon on Von Frost Records [MC]
"ICECORE was the HC band which I was composing, playing & singing for in the late 90's/early 2000's.
A few months ago, we found back this 5 tracks recorded material [ including a cover from Kickback: "Cornered" ] , that we've decided to refresh a bit before publishing it for THE VERY FIRST TIME on a solid old shool quality cassette format!!
Artwork & layout will be by Mark Riddick. It is scheduled to be out before the end of the year from my now long time partnership with VFR from Canada!" Lord Genocide


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJr1KdPbGEo

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Goatpreacher - Chaos Sabbath pro tape with patch



Coming soon a Goatpreacher / DEATH TO PEACE PRODS / von frost records alliance.

Goatpreacher - Chaos Sabbath  pro tape with patch limited 100 copies.

"Goatpreacher is a goat black metal formation , taking their chronology in spring 2014.The concept of band carrying the black stench of War, Armageddon and Goat Terror. This formation has the spirit of old-school black / death metal , identifies as their teachers such masters of the genre as Archgoat, Beherit, Proclamation, Von and so on."

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Funeral whore - Phantasm coffin box set pro cassette tape



Old school Death Metal.
Funeral whore's 2016 full length album "Phantasm" , von frost records is now working with the band to release an ultra limited RKE of only 25 coffin shaped box sets, hand crafted by the band themselves. You will not want to miss out on this rare version of the album. ....
members of the Mechanized war machine known as CONFRONTATION!!! 

Coming OCT 31


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7d7k_iBCJU

VOCIFERIAN - ɔ d ɔ ʀ a - Cassette Edition with new art



VOCIFERIAN - ɔ d ɔ ʀ a - coming Cassette Edition
Very proud to introduce you here to the original art/design that will be appearing on the tape version of Vociferian's 2016 new album.
To be released out of the schedule and catalog from Von Frost Records as an extra/spontaneous unique format. As the album was initially planned to be released on vinyl only.
" Even better after the 20th times I've listened to this album. This is top 10... no fuck that top 5 Black Metal albums of 2016. I listen to this so much it's number 1 to 5 top 5 for me haha
Love the vocals, music, sounds and that fucking drum solo Is amazing!
Not black/death or black/thrash or anything like that. This is BLACK METAL!!! "



Listen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p4m2iruFjg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uFzJ2mbTWY
Buy gatefold LP vinyl edition:
http://vonfrostrecords.storenvy.com/…/15854883-vociferian-d…

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

VOCIFERIAN - BEREDSAMKEIT pro cassette tape SEPT 2016



Vociferian & Black Metal fans in general rejoice and prepare for this amazing reissue on ancient cassette format. As always from von frost records, High quality Pro Cassette. this release silver print on a clear tape with red Metallic liner, and card stock  jcards.
This is a reissue of one of my favorite Vociferian albums (along with the new one - ɔ d ɔ ʀ a –).
Beredsamkeit captures that old time classic sounding Black Metal filled with emotion and true spirit raw, grim atmosphere. CD version released in 2006 by Morbid Moon Records. (http://www.morbidmoonrecords.com/store/index.php…)

-Ultra limited RKE of vociferian - Beredsamkeit pro tape.
Ritual Killer Edition of only 10 copies! ! With poster, t shirt and embroidered patch.
-Killer Edition of 40 copies w/ poster
-reg version. 50 copies.

Look for this cassette in September from von frost records.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=620x9f3G9uQ
http://vonfrostrecords.storenvy.com/



Thursday, July 21, 2016

MACABRA DECIBEL Magazine INTERVIEW





Article treating about MACABRA new abum: "...To The Bone", in the DECIBEL Magazine [USA] next issue
Also, here comes the full interview which we both answered to, Mark & I, a few weeks ago. When the album just went out and caught the attention of this US solid metal reputed magazine.
MACABRA • Decibel Magazine •
How did you guys meet and what how did the conversation turn around to you deciding to do Macabra?
Mark: Macabra was initiated in 2011 when Adrien had commissioned me to do some illustration work for one of his many bands, Alienante Damnation. After completing the art and layout for his LP, Adrien suggested the possibility of collaborating on a music project together. After dwelling on it for a few days I decided to entertain the idea and we moved forward with our first four-song demo tape, “Thy Entrails Rot.” We were both very pleased with what we had conjured together so we decided to adopt Macabra as an additional project to our already existing bands.
Adrien: Mark has just summarized it up very well. Also, we simply had the need to research the sound that death metal represented while we were young, then when we just discovered these untamed atmospheres, rage and dismal energy. It came very naturally since we started it all. The band name and whole thing was quite like an evidence as we both always have felt the need to create a damn good authentic "real" death metal act and it's just what Macabra is all dealing about, you know?
What is the working relationship like with regard the division of labor—do you, Mark, handle all the instrumentation, and you, Adrien, the lyrics and themes?
Mark: Yes, this is exactly the case. I write and record all of the instruments and Adrien is responsible for the lyrical themes and delivering the vocal tracks. The band’s name was also Adrien’s idea however we both collaborated on the logo illustration together in lieu of a previous version drawn by Christophe Szpajdel.
Adrien: I loved working on that logo together with Mark by the way as I'm usually very bad at drawing something. But here the spirit led both of our hands, and this collaboration matched really well again. I could compare our relationship to how organs in the human body are depending on each other. One cannot pursue anything without the other…it's a real osmosis.
Who engineered, produced and mixed it?
Mark: I did all of the production and mixing in my home studio, Dungeon 325. Macabra sets out to deliver music that isn’t over produced or polished. The concept of the band is to adhere to the early 90s sound, especially in reference to the demo tape recordings of that time period.
Adrien: For our first album, "Blood-Nurtured Nature," I took the initiative to record all the vocals alone in an abandoned funerarium. I felt the sensation that death should really be present just capturing the lyrics for this opus.
Does ...to the Bone have any sort of unifying theme that ties it together lyrically?
Adrien: I think that the main difference in the new album, in contrast with our former material, resides in its political and religious purpose. It's not a simple "morbid" death metal thematic. Rather an invitation to the conscious, like engaged bands such as Sepultura or Napalm Death use to involve themselves since they started it all. It's not what we could name as a "concept album" but yes, there are similar ideas and themes coming along this new full-length that are recalling one another.
It might just be the power of suggestion that the title gives it but "Global Brainwash Conspiracy" seems to have a real anarcho-crust feel to it—until the keys come in, obviously—and with that guitar tone and some of the vocal patterns, I get a bit of an Amebix, early Bolt Thrower vibe. Is that something you recognize in your sound, too?
Mark: I’m in agreement that the album certainly has a slight hardcore element to it. I believe this comes through more so via Adrien’s vocal delivery; he has a background in this genre which I’m sure he can speak to.
Adrien: Tracks like "Global Brainwash Confederacy" and "Crucified Individuals Nation" denounce current and media selfish-entertainment exploitation. Based on the social networks, avid tools, and facilities to globally encourage over-exposure and self-raping privacy, in our intimacy-prostituted era. So absolutely, there is kind of protest manifest and activist involvement in regard to the new album. For the example, "Death Speculation," speaks about the worldwide threat that is terrorism today. As I wrote the lyrics for this song, on the November 14, 2015, very affected by the then so recent and dramatic events in Paris. And we all know, sadly, that a lot of other treacherous as murderous attacks have occurred again since then.
Obviously there are ways and means of working across continents, and it's easier than ever before to communicate and collaborate, but do you think Macabra would sound any different if you lived in the same city?
Mark: No it wouldn’t sound any different. We are both so busy with our other responsibilities that even if we lived in the same city we would probably be sharing our recordings via email and doing our parts in our respective studio spaces for the sake of convenience.
Is there something to be said that projects like this thrive when there's that distance there, with that distance taking some of the pressure off you when it comes to committing to rehearsals et cetera—especially when people have lives to be getting on with and are busy doing that?
Mark: The beauty of doing a collaboration like Macabra, or even a solo project for that matter, is that you don’t have to depend on too many outside factors to accomplish something. Adrien and I are both creative individuals and we act fast when it comes to being inspired. We both have families--as parents these obligations come first and preoccupy us for the majority of any given day. Furthermore, Adrien has several bands he is involved in, as do I, so this consumes much of our free time. Moreover, I’ve been working on illustrations for underground metal bands for the past 25 years and this keeps me extremely preoccupied in addition to my regular full-time day job as a graphic designer.
Adrien: Amen, I feel 100 percent the same about it.
I mean, if the intention you had was to just create some old-school death metal, you certainly did that, but your sound might be old-school but it's hard to pin it to a scene. It's not Florida. It's not Sweden. It's not Finnish. Your sound has a little of all of these scenes but none in particular. Who is the biggest influence on your sound?
Mark: Musically, as I always do for Macabra, I focus on an old school death metal approach. This is not so much intentional as it is natural because I grew up on early 90s underground death metal bands. In terms of inspiration, some of the bands I listened to religiously during the recording process include early titles from Nocturnus, Pestilence, Arcturus, and Sepultura, as well as bands like Midas Touch, Catacomb, Incest, Cenotaph (Mexico), Horrendous, Cruciamentum, Howls of Ebb, etc. I was certainly trying to steer away from being pigeonholed too much because the idea was to deliver something familiar yet unfamiliar by conjuring a haunting dose of originality to the mix.
Adrien: Our goal is most of all to get our own sonorities. To be a band of one and only kind, personal with a sort of avant-garde touch. This, of course, without denying the ancient ones through our repertoire of influences. But we also live in our times and we are turned toward the future. We definitely don't live in the past, we only know for real where our roots have grown from.
I said at the start, but it's worth repeating as I think it's the most important part of your sound, the atmosphere you guys create, especially ...to the Bone, is incredible. I love the access-all-reverb approach to those single-note guitar melodies and the arctic rhythm tone. Is that something that you guys talk about, that atmosphere, and how best to get it?
Mark: The atmospheric element of Macabra didn’t catch on until after the first demo tape, which was more straight forward death metal in its approach. I began introducing keyboards and dark ambient elements more frequently during the recording of our debut full-length “Blood-Nurtured Nature.” I think the addition of these elements added some depth and interest to the music, much like you can hear on My Dying Bride’s first demo tape or even some other bands like Master’s Hammer, Mortuary Drape, or Septic Flesh. The atmospherics have become a defining element of Macabra and it will likely continue in this direction.
Adrien: That's the magic in something done with sincerity, in my opinion. It's not a technical or a huge production that can bring that. Only when the chemistry makes it happen, then it's a real miracle. And I think Macabra is one! Without a doubt.
Some of those little synth swells and keys over the riffs are kind of reminiscent of Filosofem-era Burzum. Did that record, did black metal, inform your approach in how best to get that sort of haunting, frigid atmosphere onto the record?
Mark: I’m personally not a fan of Burzum’s music, I believe “Filosofem” is the only album I own by Burzum and I listened to it one time and never spun it again. I’ve been told that the Macabra album has a cold feeling to it; I have to give Dan Seagrave some credit for this because I believe the painting he did for the cover is the perfect complement to the music in terms of the atmosphere it resonates. I do listen to some black metal, and I can definitely reference Arcturus’ first album as a point of inspiration for “…to the Bone.”
Adrien: Frigid, obscure, deliquescing, horrifying…all words that are coming to mind just listening to Mark's keyboard and it's probably what makes the trademark of our sound, actually.
It's like you're layering a horror score across some gnarly old-school Autopsy riff and grunt—is horror cinema an influence when writing this sort of thing? Indeed, outside of metal, what gets you in the mood to write and play Macabra?
Mark: I’m personally not a fan of horror movies so I can’t give it any credit as an influence. It had been a year or more since Adrien and I last collaborated before doing the album. It all started when we did a bonus track for the cassette edition of our discography release, “Necroverdose.” After that I just started churning out songs; the inspiration was back so we wrote and recorded an entirely new full-length in about a two-month time period. In terms of inspiration for Macabra, I always turn to my old demo tape collection from the early 90s and listen to bands like Morbius, Phantasm, Putrid Decay, Catalclysm, Mortal Dread, Desultory, Mass Psychosis, Carnal Dissection, Nuclear Death, Execration, etc. for direction.
Adrien: My wife, just listening to the new material, told me it could be the perfect soundtrack for the next "American Horror Story" season...haha.
What were the recording sessions like for this? Did you manage to get together for it? Did you have any company even? And is it a little surreal when stuff you have worked together on, from different parts of the world, are all put together and take on their own life?
Mark: The recording sessions were a fast-moving process. I turned around one new song per week over a two-month span of time. Adrien has always been quick to deliver his vocal tracks too, usually turning them around a day after I provide a new song to him. We each come from a broad but similar spectrum of musical taste despite almost a decade between our ages. What we’ve been able to execute with Macabra is raw creativity and passion, much like the fulfilling work of an alchemist brewing his formulas to attain the philosopher’s stone. In terms of securing the release, most of what we’ve done with Macabra has been do-it-yourself, which is an important part of being an underground band. Almost all of our releases have been self-published under the Morbid Visions Music moniker with some assistance from Metalhit for digital and physical product distribution. We’ve also collaborated with other labels like HPGD Productions, Chalice of Blood Angel Records, and Apocalyptic Empire Records. This time we co-released “…to the Bone” with the Canadian label, Vonfrost Records. Vonfrost is a relatively new underground label but they’ve been extremely supportive of Adrien’s other efforts so it seemed an appropriate arrangement for us.
Adrien: The process is working well from the start. It's really kind of symbiosis; I get the music, and have some lyrics ready. Then I listen to the instrumental a couple of times and there we go! The recording process for the vocals is very instinctive.
Listening to the intro to "Oppression Delegation", which has that sort of Goblin vibe to it, the sort of creepy Captain Corelli's Mandolin vibe, so to speak(!), it feels like something from a bygone era. We seem to have left behind or forgotten the value of a creepy acoustic or clean tone intro.
Mark: The album, including the introductory passage to “Oppression Delegation,” is an attempt to diversify and bring a level of atmospherics to the album that can be heard on and off throughout and between each song. The acoustic parts on the album were actually performed using a children’s app on my son’s iPad. I really liked the way the acoustic guitar setting sounded on the app so I wrote and recorded the “acoustic” elements on the album by holding a microphone up to my son’s iPad-mini and performing the parts by tapping the notes on the display screen. It sounds a bit ridiculous but it’s doing something out of the box like this that forces one to be creative in a new an unexplored way. I’m very content with the result as it sounds very natural and convincing in the overall mix.
That track in particular is off-the-hook in terms of its arrangements; riffs come and go, the tempo seems to shift, it's like almost Voivod . . . But most of all it seems kind of instinctive and impulsive. Does this all come together quite quickly and off the cuff or will you take a riff and really take the time to piece together a song from it?
Mark: Thank you for taking note of “Oppression Delegation,” it happens to be one of the last songs I recorded for the album and is also my favorite among the tracks. The song has a feeling reminiscent of Nocturnus but my favorite aspect is the unusual tempo shifts you noted throughout the song. If you ever have a chance to listen to Midas Touch, a little-known Swedish trash band from the late 80s-early 90s, they did a lot of killer thrashy-chugging riffs with great breaks and fills. They put out only one album on Noise Records and it’s really an underrated masterpiece in my opinion. One of the goals of Macabra is to draw inspiration from underdog bands on occasion, it’s important to me that bands like these are never overlooked. In terms of song-writing, everything is off the cuff and never rehearsed or planned, one riff follows the next. The songs are essentially written and recorded on the fly and in chunks at a time. To add to the depth of atmosphere on the album, I brought in Dawn Desiree, former lead singer of the doom metal band Rain Fell Within, to provide some operatic female vocal tracks on two of the songs. Her parts seemed to fit naturally in the mix and I’m very grateful for her time executing these parts.
Adrien: Instinctive and impulsive could really well-define the whole concept of "...to the Bone.”
With Macabra, you're not afraid of throwing in those curveballs, with little down-tempo sections. Is that a reaction perhaps to rigidity you get in a lot of death metal, where, as awesome as it is, it can want for a little variety, and want for a little surprise?
Mark: When writing an album, each song should have its own identity without straying too far from the overall approach. It’s important to me that each song be great in its own right, in terms of song-writing and interest, because filler tracks are unacceptable. The songs on “…to the Bone” are mostly based around a 200 beats-per-minute tempo but the riffs remain varied enough to keep the listener engaged, shifting from slow, mid-paced, and fast riffs in various parts of each song. It’s also important to me to have breaks or breathing room in a song and at other times build up tension or teases that leave the listener wanting more. These elements coupled together can make for an entertaining and engaging experience for the listener, something I’m mindful of when writing songs for the band.
Adrien: Variety is life!
From the production, from the arrangements and that sort of instinctiveness that mention above, I get the impression that you don't want to over-work it or over-perfect this, I guess, for fear of taking that sense of danger out of it and having it too rigid. Is that something you are conscious of?
Mark: Yes, as I mentioned, the writing and recording process is very fast. There isn’t too much time spent overworking or overthinking each song; it’s very much a fluid approach from each member.
Adrien: The music, when good, doesn't need further artifice.
The artwork for the album is awesome—few people can capture these sort of fantasy worlds like Mr. Seagrave. What direction did you give Dan, and, Mark, were you not tempted to do the cover yourself? Do you have an all-time favorite Seagrave cover (you're allowed to say this one, for sure!)?
Mark: Though I’m an illustrator myself and draw for most of my bands, I view Macabra with a bit more creative freedom in terms of visuals. The only reoccurring theme in our artwork is the consistent green, black, and white color palette prominent on most of our titles. The limited color choices speak to our visual brand as a band. Most underground bands from the early 90s only had access to photocopied products. In some cases, a band would front enough money to do a black and white offset printing plus one spot color to give their product a more professional look. I try to capture this idea with Macabra’s visual approach, essentially treating the green as a spot color. Although I’ve done a handful of illustrations and art collaborations for Macabra, including additional illustrations for “…to the Bone,” we’ve also hired with other artists like Halsey Swain, Toshihiro Egawa, Justin Stubbs, and Vince Locke in the past. I decided to hire Dan Seagrave to work on the cover of “…to the Bone” because I believed the album would suit this approach, giving it the feeling of a true early 90s release. I gave Dan minimal direction on the album cover and after a series of thumbnail sketches settled on the final concept. The end result was beyond my expectations, reinforcing that Dan was the appropriate artist for this album. Macabra, just like my other musical endeavors, pays much attention to the art and packaging aspect of each release. It’s vital the art be an extension of the music and act as a gateway to the auditory experience. I believe Dan successfully captured the overall presence of the album accurately and we’ll be working with him again in the near future.
Adrien: As Mark knows a lot of great artists, we had the opportunity to work with Vince Locke and Dan Seagrave. I personally suggested these collaborative ideas initially.
Do you have any plans to tour or is that just impractical?
Mark: There are no plans for Macabra to tour or play live. I seriously doubt this will ever be a reality given our busy schedules and the impracticality of playing live due to physical distance and recruiting session members, etc.
Adrien: No closed door but not something we are preparing for at the moment.
What does the immediate future hold for Macabra and for your guys individually?
Mark: Macabra will be releasing a split CD later this year with the band, Nucleus. After that, Macabra will take a break so Adrien and I can focus on our other endeavors. We will reconvene when the inspiration comes. In the meantime, I will be shifting my attention to publishing my next art book through Doomentia Press, an over 400- page hard cover tome entitled, Morbid Visions. The sixth full-length from my solo project, Fetid Zombie, will come out soon via Transcending Obscurity (India) as well as several split releases with bands like Dispellment, Necrolepsy, and Hellripper. 2016 has been, and will continue to be, a very busy and prolific year for me. Lastly, thank you very much for your time and feature in Decibel; Adrien and I are very grateful and honored by your support for Macabra.
Adrien: Thanks to Decibel Magazine for the interest and welcoming as well; very much appreciated. And remember that metal is…TO THE BONE!!

MACABRA Transcending Obscurity interview





http://tometal.com/interview-macabra-international-death-metal/

Friday, July 1, 2016

MACABRA ..to the Bone pro tape reg. CD / cd w/ Art cards







ON SALE NOW!!

http://vonfrostrecords.storenvy.com/

Vonfrost Records (Canada) and Morbid Visions Music (USA) present MACABRA’s second full-length effort, “...to the Bone.” MACABRA deliver eight new songs that reek of early 90s death metal without compromising originality. Featuring Adrien “Liquifier” Weber (VOCIFERIAN, GOAT HOLOCAUST, etc.) and Mark Riddick (FETID ZOMBIE, GRAVE WAX, etc.), MACABRA solidify their standing as one of the most unique and underground new “old school” death metal bands in the scene. Don’t miss out on this limited edition release. Features incredible cover artwork by Mark Riddick.









Monday, May 23, 2016

MACABRA - ...To The Bone brand new album CD/pro tape in July



MACABRA - NEW ALBUM: "...To The Bone"
CD Special Edition is READY!!
We're only waiting for the classic [jewel case] version & the pro-cassette copies to arrive o unleash this slab of "REAL" Death Metal very soon!! OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE is scheduled for the 1st of JULY!!
The Vinyl LP Issue of this 2nd full length will be follow later this year on Apocalyptic Empire Records [Norway]
Listen to one exclusive track from the opus here:
 
 https://soundcloud.com/john-von-frost/macabra-06-crucified-individuals-nation
 
Samples;
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=-njTq2rHo7U&app=desktop
 
 

É B A U C H E N O I R E - Pochoir De Cendre CD digipack coming this Fall ....



coming early 2018 from  vonfrostrecords;
I hope to have this CD released in the early winter 2017 Perfect weather and feeling for some truly emotional Black Metal.
= É B A U C H E N O I R E =
- The Sun And The Moon Forever Rise -
From "Pochoir De Cendre" Full Length Album. Out on Digipack via VON FROST RECORDS soon
The 1st lengthy atmospheric opening track of this opus. Which most melodies & hymns have been composed under the spiritual upheaval that represented the waiting of our daughter [Zélie]... an initiatic journey to very introspective quests of "revelation" and purity...A work so deep by its intimacy.
-- I love this album and listen to it over and over, Very proud to be releasing this on CD digipack and the RKE will come with an amazing T shirt printed by Pete of Vault Of Dried Bones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqyDJ-ttsjE&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA0OGYvG8Mw

vfr news




vonfrostrecords NEWS!

vonfrostrecords will continue as a pro cassette tape label only! With the exception of vinyl I have planned with Lord Genocide, all other vinyl I had planned is canceled. witch was only a couple anyway.
I apologize to the few bands that had planned vinyl with me but the cost of pressing, shipping, lack of sales, even lack of trades. I seem to do best with sales and trades with my pro tapes. People take a chance in buying tapes because they are cheap and cheap to ship, unlike vinyl.
I have One CD by the amazing Ebauche Noire that is due out Winter 2018. But after that CD release I have no interest in releasing CDs.
I hope in the future vonfrostrecords will be back with more vinyl releases but for now it's CASSETTE TAPE ONLY label.

Updated releases  2016/2017
Vfr07 – vociferian – spiritual intoxication 7” (winter 2017)
vfr16 - Ebauche Noire - pochoir De Cendre CD digipack RKE w/ T shirt (winter 2017)**
vfr17 - icecore - fait share of neglect pro tape limited 100 copies (No date yet)
vfr18 - VOCIFERIAN - BEREDSAMKEIT pro tape limited 100 copies (OCT 1)
vfr18.5 - Vociferian – - ? d ? ? a - cassette (OCT 1)
vfr19 - goatpreacher pro tape (split release with Death to peace prod) limited 100 copies w/ patch (NOV/DEC)
vfr20 - Goatholocaust – Satan Jugend reg classic black & RKE pic disc LP (winter 2017)
vfr21 - Funeral Whore - Phantasm pro cassette tape RKE in coffin box. TOTAL limited 25 COPIES! (Jan 2017)
vfr22 - Hellacaust / saccage - split pro cassette limited 100 copies (Winter 2016/2017)
vfr23 - Cult of Eibon - Fullmoon Invocation (Dec 31st)
vfr24 - Spew, Sadistic Ritual ,Thrashtorno - split Tape (no date) limited 100 copies (No date yet)
vfr - Cvltist - demo II limited 100 copies (No date yet)
vfr - RUINED - pro tape limited 100 (doom metal) (No date yet)
vfr - Thaumiel pro tape (no date yet) limited 100 copies (No date yet)
vfr - carcass toss / raw violence split 10" (vfr/ no sancuray records) (No date yet)
vfr - Plebeian - tape (Doom Metal) (No date yet)
vfr - RUIN - pro tape (split release w/ Nero One Records) (No date yet)
vfr - icecore - fait share of neglect 12" (no date yet)