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New Items @ NHR RECORDS

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New Items @ NHR RECORDS
May 12, 2011, 01:38:38 AM
NHR RECORDS

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Here is a list of our latest arrivals and restock items. For pictures, samples and more details of the items listed please feel free to visit the NHR Records shop page. For more information or questions send us an email at [email protected]
Currency accepted: CAD, USA, EURO


Keller - Spreading Evil CD (Thrash Metal)
100% top notch killer Thrash Metal in the old vein! Forget the new trendies playing modern pseudo Thrash, THIS IS THE REAL DEAL!!! Sounding not a day removed from 1987 (and we mean that in a good way!) and coming straight at you with a savage shredding attack, these Slovenian boys are setting the new standard for the Thrash resurgence. Highly recommended for all the old school thrash fanatics who have worn out their vintage Kreator, Dark Angel, and Megadeth cassettes!

Kriticos - Dead Angels CD (Death Metal)
Edmonton, Alta.’s Kriticos, featuring Cyn Mercredi’s guttural growls and earth-shaking screams at centre stage. The four-piece female fronted act has have been working hard to spread the word to both the existing legions and potential fans who only need lend an ear. Recorded at Blood Thicker Music in their hometown of Edmonton, Alta., Dead Angels asserts eight tracks of unstoppable energy and auditory force from the very first listen. At once catchy and aggressive, Kriticos delivers a high-quality collection of in-your-fee-ace death thrash riffs, and a solid first effort that rivals most veterans of the studio.

Andras - Warlord CD (Viking Metal)
Many fans of ANDRAS have waited for this with desire: one of the very first Pagan Black Metal-hordes from Germany at all with their newest musical Heathen Metal hammer strike! A high-quality release in the purest & timeless way and comes with great painted cover-artwork & finest layout! Matured by many years of diligence and determination, ANDRAS present themselves as experienced Epic Pagan Metallers just like on their already grandiose predecessor album ...Iron Way. Limited Digi CD + DVD version also available

Lugubre - Supreme Ritual Genocide CD (Black Metal)
Newest skull crushing album from Netherlands Black Metallers Lugubre. A total Black Metal assault with lots of speed, darkness and definitely alcohol! Nine tracks in total, enough at the end to deliver a message of absolute misanthropy and urge for mankind’s destruction. The music is primitive, with its lingering malice and unpolished sound. All a perfect combination when ones talks of and listens to Black Metal.

Thorngoth - Leere CD (Black Metal)
Originality - it's a nice thing to have, but far from mandatory. Some bands take their inspiration from the greats and pay homage in a memorable and skillful manner. Some bands take it a step further and add their own special ingredient, and here we have an example of such a thing. Germany's Thorngoth take the foundation laid down by the greats and then add their own spark to give life to deliver a solid slab of Black Metal with occasional epic qualities. Thorngoth have dropped upon the earth a heavy and evil album that frequently delivers epic riffs and harrowing atmosphere. Fans of German Black Metal should already own a copy of this.

Aquila - Imperium CD (Metalcore)
AQUILA is both furious and melodic; the listener might be able to catch the wide-ranging musical influences buried within the unique metal groove that surfaces from their tracks. Machine gun rhythms, intense guitar work and the catalyst: death metal vocals were all brought to the forefront of the audible threshold to result in a face punching listening experience.

Hellhound - Hellhound 7” (Punk/Hardcore)
A full-on package of crust, modern hardcore and power violence mixed into one. Sinister and brutal riffage followed by speedy, yet heavy drumming has made this record a must have in the north eastern American hardcore scene. Recorded by Bridge Nine’s own Jason Maas of Defeater, excellent yet raw production quality has yielded no opposition to the ears of the listener. This release comes with exclusive digital download cards for those without record players.

Suburban Showdown - Warvictims Split 7” (Punk/Hardcore)
Brutal pair of two up-and-coming discore bands from different parts of the world. Side A’s Suburban Showdown comes in with a well-recorded set of four tight tracks focusing lyrically on the destruction of mankind via government spying, video cameras, and public ignorance. Musically along the lines of Disfear with different structures, standard tuning, and an influence of grind. Warvictims, hailing from Sweden, deliver 3 war cries in a traditional d-beat style recorded in a distorted, primitive tone. Musically of Disclose with deeper vocals.

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Re: New Items @ NHR RECORDS
May 31, 2011, 02:17:01 PM
NHR RECORDS
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Here is a list of our latest arrivals and restock items. For pictures, samples and more details of the items listed please feel free to visit the NHR Records shop page. For more information or questions send us an email at [email protected]
Currency accepted: CAD, USA, EURO


The Lightbringer - Quintessence of Dawn CD (Black Metal)
The Lightbringer hailing from Quebec Canada skilfully combines the strengths of black and power metal. The various moods and textures are linked together and merge into each other allowing the texts to come alive within the listener's imagination. Guitars, sometimes melodic and incisive, sometimes atmospheric and poignant are supported by haunting arrangements on keyboards and by a dynamic bass line and an energetic battery. The trio of model and enriched voices that characterize the mythical universe "Quintessence of Dawn" is as easy to listen for fans of all genres than a deep experience for music lovers looking for the thrill of contemplating an overall work. Because that's what "The Lightbringer" is: an artistic whole that will please scholars who will want to dissect and discover its hidden treasures.

Bloodshed Walhalla - Legends Of A Viking CD (Viking Metal)
Bloodshed Walhalla could be easily compared with Bathory but there are some differences in the sound as well. Influenced by Bathory albums which were based on Viking history ''Blood Fire Death, Hammerheart and Twilight of the Gods''. However, more based on traditional Heavy Metal music. A mix of some good old Bathory with Heavy Metal and a strong traditional influence you get Bloodshed Walhalla. The guitars are quite catchy with fantastic folk based melodies. Also, here and there, you will hear some acoustic parts as well. ''Legends of a Viking'' has 6 hymns of pure Viking Metal in its best form. There is definitely very noticeable traditional vibe in these tracks. Nonetheless, each song is a tale for itself. Some tracks have really strong refrains and great melodic vibe. The chorus vocals are perfectly done with a hymn like approach. For fans of Bathory and die hard Viking Metal fans as well.

Lunar Aurora - Mond CD (Black Metal)
This isn't fairy-tale music. It's not beautiful. It's powerful, mysteriously hypnotic and regal, yet dark, brooding and with a sense of desolation. It's pure Teutonic glory! The guitar chords, riffs, melodies, are grand; they weave what could be considered cold hard thrashing chords with a sense of grandeur, pride, and purpose. The songs themselves are easily worn on into the 6-8 minute marks, without getting boring, via these blasting bits of excellent drumming while frost-bitten axe-work blows its way in and around, creating structure and bitter-cold atmosphere that passes over like Northern winds.

Mael Mordha - Manannan CD (Doom Metal)
Taking inspiration from their forefathers, five new warriors began another rebellion, rising up within the Irish metal scene to craft a truly unique blend of never before heard doom metal and traditional Irish laments, now known as ‘Gaelic Doom Metal’. Mael Mordha’s battling spirit lives on in the band and his bloody legacy inspires the ferocious live performances which have won them many followers, allowing them to quickly conquer their homeland and take their fight to continental Europe and beyond.

Huldrefolk - Morbide Elite CD (Black Metal)
Morbide Elite is a solid album for enthusiasts of the genre. An excellent band that should bring them recognition beyond the Belgian borders. Light church organs, chiming funeral bells and industrial soundscapes create an unsettling atmosphere on a convincing note. Belgium once again proves its Black Metal forth!

Fall of Empyrean - A Life Spent Dying CD (Doom Metal)
Fall of Empyrean has been depressing the world with emotionally-wrought doom/death metal since 2000. Throughout the years, the band has gained a strong following throughout not only the Canada and the United States, but also mainland Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic States, Japan, South Korea, South America, Mexico, Australia, and a number of other countries. The band has established itself within the US doom metal scene, steadily rising in the ranks.

Longing For Dawn - Between Elation and Despair CD (Doom Metal)
Funeral Doom has become the opium of metalheads worldwide. Finding its beginnings in Scandinavia with bands like Until Death Overtakes me and Pantheist, funeral doom has seemingly drifted through each genre of metal, swallowing everyone left in the slowly stagnating scenes in a slow, lethargic dirge. Longing for Dawn’s newest offering is a fantastic release by five musicians just attempting to put their mark on a genre that is still somewhat new and young. Longing for Dawn manages to continue to push boundaries and flow endlessly towards the infinite, but with a more colorful strain than the usual white, black, and grey. 

Mandrake - Innocence and Weakness CD (Goth Metal)
The music of Mandrake is voluptuous, sometimes epic, sometimes fragile, supported by "real" strings, low guitars and powered by pounding drums. Above all, the significant voice of Birgit lyrics and music often deal with the forces of nature, especially water, and the desire to reach distant shores and galaxies.

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Re: New Items @ NHR RECORDS
June 07, 2011, 01:38:40 PM
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Here is a list of our latest arrivals and restock items. For pictures, samples and more details of the items listed please feel free to visit the NHR Records shop page. For more information or questions send us an email at [email protected]
Currency accepted: CAD, USA, EURO


Pantheist - Pantheist CD (Doom Metal)
Pantheist are firm believers in keeping creatively active, and have recently finalized writing their fourth album simply entitled Pantheist. A refinement of sorts, this new collection of songs takes the band’s blueprint and progressive leanings, and merges them into a coherent whole where introspection and heavy riffs go hand-in-hand. With Kostas’ unique compositional and conceptual vision, the original model remains instantly recognisable, but has now been given more space to breathe; with a larger emphasis placed on songs, yet without losing sight of the value of the whole. Pantheist is the band’s most complex and layered yet accessible and engaging album; one which, in its daring stance towards genre boundaries and refusal to conform to expectations, managed to polarize opinion even further yet still reaped shining reviews and gained new adepts. All Hail these Funeral Doom Metal Legends!!

Mourning Beloveth - A Disease For The Ages CD (Doom Metal)
Three years after the release of A Murderous Circus, which also appeared on German label Grau Records, the Irish dogs of doom return with their fourth album, A Disease For The Ages. Recorded in Bavaria’s Studio E with Markus Stock of Empyrium and The Vision Bleak renown on the mixing desk, A Disease For The Ages offers five substantial portions of weighty and ponderous doom metal spread over 56 minutes.

Urgehal - Rise of the Monument CD (Black Metal)
Urgehal remains one of the fine exponents of the more malicious sound we know from bands from Oslo. One of the most dependable and quintessential Black Metal bands from Norway. True, Necro-Norwegian Black Metal “poster boys” and that means corpse paint, leather spikes, the works!!

Kamera Obskur - Bildfänger CD (Black Metal)
Expect to be surprised by these guys. Dark, creepy and slow. Seems like a fairytale gone black. Kamera Obskur is more likely an experimental project than a band. Their music isn't something you can easily categorise. They swing between many kinds of styles and genres. All the nice atm influences are here. Porcupine(y) Tree atmospheres and Anathema(tic) grooves. Future gazing sounds flirting with something as vintage as Hawkwind and as modern as Ulver. Chill out mid-tempo jazzy drum rhythms and vocals singing in the background keeping that "not sure what this is" mood. The guitars often chord noisy and then turn to clean-distorted hubrid sounds. A significant touch through out the whole album is the noisy/atm sounds. Very smartly blended with the rest of the instruments as they keep a minimalistic philosophy. Or in other words notes stick to the point even if the point isn't clear, alterning from spacey to vintage colours. Overall the material could be easily called a soundtrack from a never released movie.

Acid Witch - Stoned CD (Doom Metal)
Detroit's most evil doom band raises hell Halloween 2010 with one of the heaviest, crushing albums ever made! Mixing 70's psych, NWOBHM, 80's doom metal, crust, and death, this album is sure to possess even the holiest by the power of weed, spell and Satanism! Expect no typical doom metal here eerie listeners, this album isn't just a bunch of recycled Black Sabbath riffs, Acid Witch have crafted their own sound that sounds like no other band now or from the past. Their influences melt together like wax from black candles on an age-old satanic ritual. The production is warm and heavy, yet raw and filthy. All lyrics, art, layout, writing & recording was done by the band themselves, bringing back a punk D.I.Y. attitude the underground is missing nowadays. The Witch is back, and its time to get STONED! Recommended for worshippers of Witchfinder General, Trouble, Deep Purple and Winter.

Dishammer - Vintage Addiction CD (D-Beat Metal)
A perverted overdose of raw diabolic metal punk. Sounds like a fist-fight between Hellhammer and Discharge while Motorhead, Bathory & GBH are being blasted in the background! Played by members from other established underground bands.

Inquisition - Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrososm CD (Black Metal)
INQUISITION, possessors of one of the most distinctive black metal sounds around, returns after a ominious, three-year slumber in the stygian depths with their highly anticipated fifth album, "Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrososm." Revolving, as always, around the core duo of vocalist/guitarist Dagon and drummer Incubus, INQUISITION create fog-thick, utterly mesmerizing blackness with only two instruments and voice. "Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm," amongst a discography already lined with classics, evokes blackest magick and esoteric mysticism, inducing trance-like states in even the sturdiest constitution - hail the "Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm"! Recommended for worshippers of INQUISITION, because no one else sounds like INQUISITION.

Vomitor - Devils Poison CD (Black Thrash Metal)
Grab your war helmet; the highly anticipated second strike from Aussie beasts of Sodom hits like a ton of bricks! From the wreckage of their mandatory debut album 8 long years ago, the Vomitor camp take no prisoners with their recipe for disaster of raw n' gritty thrashing death riffage, rough n' tough solos, echoed war throat roars and hammering drum demolition. Just complete total fucking madness from beginning to end... DEATH METAL OR DIE WIMPS!! Features current & former members of Gospel of the Horns, Bestial Warlust, Spear of Longinus.

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Re: New Items @ NHR RECORDS
June 12, 2011, 03:48:59 PM
NOW IN STOCK!! and distributed by NHR Records

THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER - NIGHT OF THE UNPOLISHED TURD


Comment from the band: "[This is] an 'actual' live album, on an average night in Nowheresville, Northern Ontario, Canada. Not just the jewels in the rough, cherry-picked from 23 shows in front of some other headliner's huge audience, but ONE live performance in front of a handful of true Old-school metalheads, as is reality outside of Europe!!! The Pile-barkin' and band-playin' (every race-it-like-you-stole-it mistake included) are simply 666% GIVE 'ER TO HELL!!!!!! And the sound is waay too loud and 'wrong' at ANY volume on ANY system!!!! A true speaker-shredder as only PILEDRIVER could produce!!! Yer gonna need some industrial swabs to get this aural excrement outta yer ears, trust me!!!!"

01. Alien Rape
02. Piledriver         
03. Metal Inquisition
04. Unsuck My Cock
05. Metal Manifesto           
06. I'm the One
07. Sex With Satan
08. Witch Hunt           
09. Last Day of the Weak
10. The Executioner
11. The Fire God

Some Live footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGkHiVk2AVI
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Re: New Items @ NHR RECORDS
June 15, 2011, 01:29:33 AM
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Here is a list of our latest arrivals and restock items. For pictures, samples and more details of the items listed please feel free to visit the NHR Records shop page. For more information or questions send us an email at [email protected]
Currency accepted: CAD, USA, EURO


Battle Dagorath - Ancient Wraith CD (Black Metal)
Cold Dimensions proudly presents the 2nd full length opus from Battle Dagorath “Ancient Wraith.” The follow-up to their acclaimed debut, “Ancient Wraith” casts an ominous spell that solidifies Battle Dagorath’s mastery in creating Storms of Arcane Black Metal Winter Art. Harsh Wintry Realms, Cavernous & Deep barbaric wastelands sending you into a desolate and vast dimension. A Freezing embrace of the greater dark existence, Raw Black Majesty is surrounded by the haunting emptiness of the cosmos. Dark anthems to the deepest cosmic obscurity!

Ordroerir - Gotterlieder CD (Viking Metal)
A monumental piece of music has been completed! Scene-leaders and members of Thüringer Pagan Metal bands Menhir & XIV Dark Centuries have joined forces for 5 months to put onto CD the musical adaptation of the holy "Edda". There is simply no comparison to this Opus. Friends of Folk and Pagan Metal will have tears of joy.

Black Messiah - Oath Of A Warrior CD (Viking Metal)
Epic Viking Metal from Germany with melodies that resonate with pure paganism. Black Messiah combine original elements from Russian and Celtic folklore and play them with the typical instruments, like Violins and Mandolins, underlined by hard and fast Metal of course.

The Exalted Piledriver - Night Of The Unpolished Turd CD (Thrash Metal)
[This is] an 'actual' live album, on an average night in Nowheresville, Northern Ontario, Canada. Not just the jewels in the rough, cherry-picked from 23 shows in front of some other headliner's huge audience, but ONE live performance in front of a handful of true Old-school metalheads, as is reality outside of Europe!!! The Pile-barkin' and band-playin' (every race-it-like-you-stole-it mistake included) are simply 666% GIVE 'ER TO HELL!!!!!! And the sound is waay too loud and 'wrong' at ANY volume on ANY system!!!! A true speaker-shredder as only PILEDRIVER could produce!!! Yer gonna need some industrial swabs to get this aural excrement outta yer ears, trust me!!!!

Nocturnal Blood - Devastated Graves - The Morbid Celebration CD (Thrash/Death Metal)
Unrelentingly Morbid Black Death Metal, the ancient returns with his highly anticipated full-length debut "Devastated Graves - The Morbid Celebration." Deflowering the goat vulva, dripping viscous black blood, NOCTURNAL BLOOD pries open the very maw of hell itself and peers deeply into its sweltering depths: essentially, this is the sound of Devastated Graves. Pulsing, pummeling, awe-inspiring primal power... partake in The Morbid Celebration!
INFLUENCES: Beherit-Lord Diabolus-Goat Vulva, Blasphemy, Von, Demoncy, Impurity, Hellhammer, Belial

Kriticos - Dead Angels CD (Death Metal)
Edmonton, Alta.’s Kriticos, featuring Cyn Mercredi’s guttural growls and earth-shaking screams at centre stage. The four-piece female fronted act has have been working hard to spread the word to both the existing legions and potential fans who only need lend an ear. Recorded at Blood Thicker Music in their hometown of Edmonton, Alta., Dead Angels asserts eight tracks of unstoppable energy and auditory force from the very first listen. At once catchy and aggressive, Kriticos delivers a high-quality collection of in-your-fee-ace death thrash riffs, and a solid first effort that rivals most veterans of the studio.

Wotanorden - The Hands of Fate CD (Black Metal)
The Hands of Fate is a concept album about the past, present, and future of a certain Germanic Warrior who fought for his land and his folk against the forces of Christendom, and though when odds looked hopeless, the Gods led him once again onto the path of Honor and Victory! The album consists of 4 new epic tracks that take you on a journey of heathen might and perseverance, along with 3 unreleased tracks from thier times of old.

Suburban Showdown - Any Minor Inconvenience Must Be Eliminated CD (Hardcore)
Debut full-length from New Hampshire's one and only Discore band Suburban Showdown with 10 tracks of raw, political d-beat/grind on this brand new CD. Lyrically focused on the downfall of humanity based on the poor economic decisions of the public. For fans of Discharge, Minor Threat, Against Empire.

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Re: New Items @ NHR RECORDS
June 22, 2011, 08:08:57 PM
KRV - OGRAMA REVIEW by: http://www.cosmosgaming.com



By Chris Dahlberg

As the number of years I’ve been reviewing has been increasing, the number of countries that I have been receiving metal from has been increasing as well.  Recently I’ve been finding that a lot of quality material in the black metal realm has been coming from places that aren’t typically associated with it, and this is the case with Krv who hail from Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The group has been releasing material on a regular basis since forming in 2003, and their fourth full length album Ograma came out last year via NHR Records.  Based on this effort, it is clear that these guys are able to write black metal that is just as good as bands from the Norwegian and German scenes and they are worth checking out.
Krv has written songs that alternate between fast paced blasting and chilling mid-tempo arrangements, which gives them a nice balance between an all out assault and a more subdued but equally harsh sound.  As with most bands of this type, the guitar and drums create a dense layer of sound but what most listeners will notice about Ograma is that it has been mixed in such a way that you can actually tell what is going on.  Despite the overall noisiness, the melodic guitar leads are able to break through and this makes the songs distinguishable from one another.  The leads are one of Krv’s strongest assets, as the guitar work is stellar and results in a very cold and somber atmosphere that listeners will get swept away in.  Admittedly it did seem as though there was a little too much filler for an album that is only 38 minutes long, as there is an into and outro but this doesn’t hurt the release that much overall.
Lead singer Ban Krvnik has a lower pitched growl/scream that he utilizes for much of Ograma, but occasionally he pushes it into some higher registers to add emphasis to particular passages.  While he has a fairly standard delivery style for much of the album, there are a few moments where Krvnik really takes it over the top and screams with so much energy that he sounds downright psychotic and it almost seems as though he is going to burst out of your speakers and attack you.  This kind of killer vocal performance has been missing from a lot of black metal bands over the years, so it really makes Krv stand out more when it occurs.  Although I’m not entirely sure what the lyrical content of the album is since it is sung in the band’s native language, whatever messages they are spreading with their material is done so with as much intensity as possible.
I would have rather seen another track or two rather than an intro and an outro, but when the quality of the rest of the material is so high it does make up for it.  Krv may be following the traditional black metal template at times, but there is something about the way that they pull it off that makes Ograma stand out.  Perhaps NHR Records will pick up some of the group’s back catalog in the future so that it has more widespread distribution, as it would be interesting to see where these guys were at earlier in their career.

Review link: http://cosmosgaming.com/articles.php?id=3245&articletype=review



KRV links:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/KRV/49852529456


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Re: New Items @ NHR RECORDS
July 12, 2011, 01:15:33 AM


We have a special promotion going on at the NHR Records Shop. http://www.nhrrecordsshop.vstore.ca

From now until the end of Summer, if you purchase any 2 CDs at any price you will receive an NHR Records release of your choice FREE!! No additional shipping charges apply.

Most items are listed @ only $6.99!
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Re: New Items @ NHR RECORDS
July 20, 2011, 03:46:01 PM


We have a special promotion going on at the NHR Records Shop. http://www.nhrrecordsshop.vstore.ca

From now until the end of Summer, if you purchase any 2 CDs at any price you will receive an NHR Records release of your choice FREE!! No additional shipping charges apply.

Most items are listed @ only $6.99!
http://www.nhrrecordsshop.vstore.ca
 
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We have also opened a new digital download shop via bandcamp. For those who are digital release buyers check out our releases
@ http://www.nhrrecords.bandcamp.com Each file comes with full colour inlay with lyrics and photos.

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New additions and restocks have been added to the SHOP!!

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Re: New Items @ NHR RECORDS
July 31, 2011, 03:30:28 PM
NHR RECORDS

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Here is a list of our latest arrivals and restock items. For pictures, samples and more details of the items listed please feel free to visit the NHR Records shop page. For more information or questions send us an email at [email protected] Currency accepted: CAD, USA, EURO
SUMMER SALE STILL ON NOW: BUY 2 GET 1 NHR RECORDS RELEASE FREE!!

Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence CD (Black Metal)
There are classic albums and there are cult albums. “The Nocturnal Silence” is both, one of the best early statements of the Swedish death metal uprising of the early to mid 90s. Though the album has been remastered, it still sounds great in its original form. There is nothing overly polished about it, it simply manages to retain a dark intonation that many death metal albums only wish they could have. So often we forget what the pure evil of this genre used to sound like, jaded from endless overdubbed albums with focus on technical precision to the detriment of atmosphere. The Nocturnal Silence remains a true relic of extreme Swedish metal. Recommended if You Like: ENTOMBED, SLAYER, GRAVE, DISMEMBER, OBITUARY, AMON AMARTH, UNLEASHED

Necrophobic - Darkside CD (Black Metal)
After releasing the stunning debut “The Nocturnal Silence” that took the metal world by storm all eyes were upon Necrophobic. There was an uneasy silence, bridged with a single featuring a new track “Spawned by Evil”, complete with some cool cover songs. David Parland (aka Blackmoon) was busy with Dark Funeral but returned albeit briefly, to contribute to the Necrophobic cause. Parland was not to stay with Necrophobic but musically speaking it was a nicely crafted piece of melodic and aggressive black-death that he contributed a lot too. Packed with trademark Necrophobic aggression it remains a mystery why this band appeared to fall off the radar after their critically acclaimed
debut. In the ROCKHARD TOP 25 of ALL TIME BLACK METAL CLASSICS, ESSENTIAL RECORD!!!

Wolvserpent - Gathering Strengths - Blood Seed 2CD (Black Doom Metal)
Previously known as Pussygutt, the duo of blackened psychedelic dronemetallers from Boise, Idaho changed their name to the much more ominous sounding Wolvserpent in 2010. The name is the really the only thing that changed, as the occult hypno-doom and grim, folk-stained nightmares that populated their previous albums are all intact here. This double disc from Crucial Blast collects both the Gathering Strengths Lp (Olde English Spelling Bee) and Blood Seed Lp (20 Buck Spin), both of which were previously available only on limited edition vinyl. The material has been remastered for this format, and comes in an eight-panel digipack that features both the original album artwork as well as new imagery that further compliments Wolvserpent's avant-garde witch-sludge.

Gnaw Their Tongues - L'arrivee de la Terne Mort Triomphante CD (Doom Metal)
One of the extreme metal/industrial underground's most unique bands, Gnaw Their Tongues arises again with a new album of majestic, orchestral death-terror called L'arrivée de la Terne Mort Triomphante, a series of five hymns to the death shroud, a celebration of dissolution. This Dutch one-man avant black/doom/industrial band is responsible for two of the most chilling albums of abstract heaviness to have been released in recent years (An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood and All The Grand agnificence Of Perversity, both from Crucial Blast), but with this new full-length, Gnaw Their Tongues peels back additional layers of it's bombastic horror to reveal moments of euphoric beauty more than we've heard on the previous albums.

Gnaw Their Tongues - All The Dread Magnifience Of Perversity CD (Black Metal)
This new album picks up where last year's An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood left off, this time with even more fearsome orchestral chaos and a noxious bass-assault slithering through these nine tracks of sadistic, depraved filth. Hyper-abstract black metal? Orchestral-powered avant doom? Gnaw Their Tongues continues to defy easy categorization and plunges even deeper into a black pit of cinematic horror, sexual perversion, and shapeless heaviosity. We've packaged this album in a deluxe heavyweight Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket just like the sort that we used for the CD release of Epiphanic, and it includes a six-panel full color booklet - both the gatefold jacket and the booklet feature artwork by Gnaw Their Tongues mastermind Mories, and his artwork just gets more and more insane with each new release.

Garoted - Evil Personified MCD (Death Metal)
Anti-religious, bestial and evil Death Metal. With a DEICIDE cover. Very promising band, support!

Infernum - Taur-Nu-Fuin CD (Black Metal)
Re-issue of the long-out-of-print 1995 album. INFERNUM, whose line-up included Rob Darken (of GRAVELAND) and Capricornus (of THOR'S HAMMER and CAPRICORNUS), was one of the most promising and well-respected Polish Black Metal hordes, back in those dark, incendiary 1990s. Along with VELES and GRAVELAND, this album sits at the apex of that period and style. The album is offers truly obscure Black Metal with evil (somewhat overwhelming) keyboards and a profound mysterious atmosphere,
combined with an extremist ideology - a testament to the true believer.

Arghoslent - Arsenal Of Glory CD (Death Metal)
Arsenal of Glory was an early demo released by the band in 1996, recorded April 20th of the same year. The complete demo is included here along with six live recordings from July 18 1998 in Virginia. Originally released in 1999 with a different tracklist, this is the 2007 digipack re-release.

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Re: New Items @ NHR RECORDS
September 14, 2011, 10:20:43 AM

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Here is a list of our latest arrivals and restock items. For pictures, samples and more details of the items listed please feel free to visit the NHR Records shop page. For more information or questions send us an email at [email protected]
Currency accepted: CAD, USA, EURO

SUMMER SALE STILL ON NOW, BUT OVER SEPT 22: BUY 2 GET 1 NHR RECORDS RELEASE FREE!!

Nadja - Desire In Uneasiness CD (Doom/Sludge Metal)
Desire In Uneasiness is an album of all new material from the acclaimed Canadian dreamsludge weavers Nadja. Five colossal jams of eternally-fuzzy, ethereal dirge that are powered by the interlocking bass guitars of Leah Buckareff and Aidan Baker, who set loose a wave of monstrous grinding bass riffs amidst a fog of beautiful, swirling electronic effects. Desire also marks the first Nadja album to feature a live drummer in place of the drum machine programming that has driven the band's previous recordings, and the difference in the band's sound is apparent from the first crushing beats of album opener 'Disambiguation'. The organic drumming here takes Nadja's music into new realms of spacious jazzy exploration, dubby rhythms and cavernous psychedelia, while also delivering some of the band's most grooving, crushing hypno-bliss yet. Desire also stands out from the rest of the Nadja catalog for it's bizarre artwork that Aidan commisioned from his friend The Reverend Aitor.

Forest - Like a Blaze Above the Ashes CD (Black Metal)
Legendary raw Black Metal band from Russia, which truly achieved the levels of coldness and darkness only underdreamt by Norse BM masters of 90's. Freezing melodism meets haunting trancelike obscurity of endless russian forests at night. Re-release with proper and enchanced artwork.

Forest - As a Song in the Harvest of Grief CD (Black Metal)
Musically what we have here is an hour-long album of slow, grim and repetitive old-school black metal executed in a similar way to other Blazebirth Hall bands, mostly Raven Dark and Branikald. This is inspired by Burzum’s work, although there’s a solid difference as this is much grimmer and less accessible. What is probably the biggest influence by Burzum is the hypnotic effect caused by the entire album. Kaldrad has managed to create something much more evil though.

Forest - Foredooming the Hope for Eternity CD (Black Metal)
Forest's music overall, on this album can be described as an inspirational mix between the raw black metal of Darkthrone with a certain Burzum twist to it, so as to add some atmosphere, but the atmospheric part is in no way dependent on any use of keyboards or other such instruments at all. This is pure raw black metal, the fuzzy guitar sound being present from beginning to end, evoking the dark coldness of the Russian winter spread across endless landscapes of forests in the night. This lasts for an hour with little actual changes and seemingly no variation outside the first and last songs, although it's excellent to listen to, the music itself being of supreme quality.

Skogen - Svitjod CD (Black Metal)
Swedish atmospheric Black Metal second album in the best vein of DRUDKH, ULVER, PRIMORDIAL. Inspiring journey through the mighty northern forest shaped in excellent solo melodies with great nature sympho background, pure classic acoustic parts, clean and grim vocals. Skogen essentially comes out of the blue with an excellent atmospheric black metal record. With ‘Svitjod’ this Swedish duo brings nothing new to the table but they make up for that with strong compositions that wholeheartedly deserve the label epic. The mostly long songs unravel themselves at predominantly mid-paced speeds but boredom is avoided through strong riffs, tension arches and very beautiful lead guitars. One could imagine the latter as a subdued Windir of Cor Scorpii with an even more pronounced sense of longing and melancholy. Skogen also have their folk influences, as exhibited by acoustic guitar parts offering the needed diversity.

Trees - Lights Bane CD (Doom Metal)
The debut album from the Portland quartet Trees delivers two epic tracks of monolithic, blackened doom metal with a twisted, noise-damaged approach and a dank basement vibe. Trees craft glacial abstract riffs and rivers of ashen amplifier goo that fans of feedback-laden heaviosity will find highly satisfying, a kind of grinding, slow-motion black hole psychedelia that has a similiar hypnotic death-ritual quality as artists like Bloody Panda and Khanate, but with their own unique trance state of swirling guitar textures, horrific jet black dronescapes and ghoulish, excoriating vocals. Features members of the PDX psych-sludge outfit Tecumseh (Important Records). This CD edition of the TREE's debut comes in a Stoughton printed 4-panel gatefold case.

Ehnahre - Taming The Cannibals Digi CD (Black Doom)
The new full length (number two) from the Boston based avant-black/death/doom band Ehnahre, Taming The Cannibals, is one of the more cerebral and challenging "death metal" albums to have come through the Crucial Blast headquarters this year. After being turned on to their excellent debut from 2008 The Man Closing Up, I've been itching to hear more from these warped death abstractionists; their debut instantly dazed me with its jarring, alien approach to bestial slow-motion death metal, drawing heavily from the twelve-tone serialism of composer Arnold Schoenberg and the outer fringes of free-jazz and free improvisation as much as they do from the foul black pit of early 90's death metal and doom.

Trees - Freed Of This Flesh Digi CD (Doom Metal)
The mysterious Portland ensemble Trees return with their second offering on Crucial Blast, Freed Of This Flesh, with two new fetid death rituals scraped from the crypt. Each of these tracks averages around fourteen minutes, an extended death-rattle formed from black glacial riffs suspended in space, tectonic percussive rumbles, anguished shrieks of torment and abject suffering, deep guttural demon-toad throat singing, and endless sheets of glistening metallic feedback that spill and drift to the far edges of their extreme time-stretched ambient doom, a crumbling, blighted majesty, noxious ambient blackdoom adrift on putrescent tides.

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Re: New Items @ NHR RECORDS
October 06, 2011, 03:08:22 PM
Hey! Did you know both NHR Records and NHR Distribution are official distributors of the German Viking, Pagan, & Folk Metal label Einheit Produktionen? Germans Einheit Produktionen have successfully carved their own niche market and cemented their status as one of the most reputable Pagan/Folk Metal labels the genre has to offer. Einheit is widely recognized as the place to go for solid, high quality Pagan Folk Metal releases. With all their releases you can expect nothing but top notch music and seriously awesome packaging. If Viking, Pagan & Folk Metal is on your wishlist then Einheit can always deliver the goods.


Check out some of the newest Einhiet Produktionen releases we stock below!! Or check out their full list of available releases here: http://nhrrecordsshop.vstore.ca/index.php/cPath/34_36

Andras - Warlord CD
Many fans of ANDRAS have waited for this with desire: one of the very first Pagan Black Metal-hordes from Germany at all with their newest musical Heathen Metal hammer strike! A high-quality release in the purest & timeless way and comes with great painted cover-artwork & finest layout! Matured by many years of diligence and determination, ANDRAS present themselves as experienced Epic Pagan Metallers just like on their already grandiose predecessor album ...Iron Way. Also Available in Digi CD, with DVD.

Finsterforst - Urwerk 2 Digi CD
Nobody can accuse these musically unerring Viking Folk Metal woodmen from the German black forest empire of being short-lived trend followers. Far from it. The electrifying album …Zum Tode Hin, released in 2009, had quite a lot to offer. Now these fierce hit melody composers and bark eaters pile the fire up: the current bombastic album successor Urwerk proves the nature loving seven-piece horde to be extremely proficient musicians. The mixture of styles offered by the audibly extremely talented septet has now found itself in the exact intersection of virtues known from Ensiferum, Moonsorrow and Finsterforst themselves.

Thrudvangar - Durch Blut und Eis CD
German pagan metal institution THRUDVANGAR return wit h a new opus. With a well-balanced mixture of dignified keyboard pathos, raging aggression and mystic acoustic parts the Saxonian boys present us their catchy tunes of battles and myths, which should not disappoint any disciple of the newer pagan wave. In this very overcrowded genre it is really not easy to stand out but these warriors from Thor’s empire nevertheless manage to do so. Not by bubbling inventiveness or groundbreaking originality, but by perfectly employing all the ingredients, which make a pagan meal spicy. Folky melodies are not just an end to themselves but they are being used as an effective stylistic means just like sporadic narrative passages and German lyrics.

Nomans Land - Farnord CD
Powerful and mighty Epic Viking Metal from Russia. Farnord is a mighty manifesto of unappeasable ardency, and is full of timeless, beautiful Viking Metal hits, all of which go right under your skin!!

Alkonost - On the Wings of the Call CD
Alkonost, a band that comes from Russia playing Pagan Metal. The reality is that the band is much more interesting than that, and this is rather obvious from the first couple of minutes. Mixing brutal male with operatic female vocals is the first intriguing thing that one might notice. This mixture works well throughout the whole album, and fits perfectly with the atmosphere of the music. The band sings in Russian and English, another thing that gives a rather unique taste to the listener, and adds points to the whole result.

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Re: New Items @ NHR RECORDS
April 28, 2012, 04:24:45 PM
NHR RECORDS to release SOULSTORM Darkness Visible + Control on one CD!!

NHR Records is proud to announce the imminent re-release of one of the original Death Metal and Industrial hybrid terror units, Soulstorm. Combining the brutality of classic Death Metal with the eerie coldness of Godflesh inspired industrial madness, Soulstorm's Darkness Visible and their Control debut EP are here combined in a massive definitive edition of their "Complete Sessions" with full liner notes, photos, and bonus tracks outlining the earliest beginnings of one of Canada's foremost Industrial Metal pioneers.
Re-released, Remastered, Reborn: Soulstorm.
For fans of Godflesh, Swans, Obituary and Celtic Frost
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjvIzbPTI_w (original Disruption video)



::DARKNESS VISIBLE::
Degeneration Mode
Endless Human Failure
Disruption
Empty Mental Room
Stranglehold
Nothingness
Helpless To Habit
Burning
Control (Original) *
Disruption (Alt Vocal Mix) *
::CONTROL::
Degeneration Mode
Nothingness
Disruption
Helpless To Habit
Endless Human Failure *
Burning *
*Unreleased

ABOUT: Soulstorm was formed in May of 1991 by Nick Sagias (Bass/Vocals) and David Mitchell (Guitar). Nick Sagias had just disbanded his previous band Overthrow and played in Holland’s Pestilence before realizing he needed to do something new and exciting. Soulstorm were one of the early underground pioneers in a wave of death metal with industrial overtones, sounding like a cross between Godflesh, Swans, Obituary and Celtic Frost. The duo quickly recruited John Sagias (Drums) and Rick K. (Guitar) to round out a live touring line up.
As the band gathered steam, they recorded what would be their first bit of exposure, the “Control” demo (Epidemic, 1991). Four crushing songs, sounding like no other, quickly established the band as a force in the extreme metal music scene. John Sagias decided to leave the band and move in a different musical direction and was replaced by drummer Patrick Harquail. It was at this point in time that Soulstorm was ready to release a full-length debut CD that came in the form of the highly acclaimed “Darkness Visible” (Metal Blade/Music For Nations/Epidemic) CD in 1992. Soulstorm then released their first video for the song “Disruption”, which was directed by Andrew Hunt (Sweet Karma) and was nominated for a Much Music Video Award for Best Metal Video in 1993. Many impressive live shows followed such as opening for Entombed, KMFDM, Cannibal Corpse, Grave, U.S.S.A., Malhavoc, Suffocation, Clutch, Cancer, Massacre and Milwaukee Metalfest ’93 as well as touring the United States and Canada with Sacrifice, Thought Industry and Genitorturers.
After Dave took a leave from the band in late 1993, Nick took a new approach and re-invented the bands sound with a new touring line-up, touring across Canada with Juno award winners Monster Voodoo Machine and releasing a second full length CD, “From Euphoria To Paranoia” (Cargo, 1994). After taking 1996 off, the “F.E.T.P.” line-up got back together, stripped down the sound of the band and released the “Under The Killing Sun” CD to a limited run of 1000 copies.
At the end of December 1999, Soulstorm called it quits and Nick Sagias put music on hold for the next 5 years, recording only once during that time with drummer Patrick Harquail. On and off from 2006 to 2011, Nick started laying down the foundations of what was to be Soulstorm’s 3rd full-length CD until 2011 when David Mitchell reconnected with Sagias and work properly began on CD number 3. This 3rd NEW Soulstorm release is now scheduled for release in 2012, as well as a number of tour dates throughout North America. Toronto date coming very soon!!
Stay tuned.

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Band Site: http://www.soulstorm.ca
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjvIzbPTI_w (original Disruption video)
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Re: New Items @ NHR RECORDS
May 16, 2012, 11:46:14 PM

Hello everyone!! Just a quick shout out to let you all know we have added some cool "Combo Packs" to our SPECIALS section of our shop. 5 Combos are avaialble for only $8.99ea. To see what Combos are available visit http://www.nhrrecordsshop.vstore.ca

Also to celebrate our coming release SOULSTORM - Darkness Visible+Control (See ^above^ post) which features members of Overthrow, we have made our OVERTHROW - Within Suffering release available for only $4.99!

So head on over and pick up a piece of Classic Canadian Metal for cheap!
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Re: New Items @ NHR RECORDS
June 03, 2012, 12:52:04 PM

NHR RECORDS is closing for business.
For the time being to clear out any and all stock, we will be having a final sale starting June 4th and ending June 17th. All CDs within our shop will be available for the extremely low price of only $2 + shipping. We must clear everything out before we close. This is a great opportunity to pick up something you always wanted for very cheap. So please spread the word people!
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We at NHR Records have worked diligently over the years to adjust to the shrinking markets and we would like to thank everyone for their support over the 8 years we were in business. Unfortunately however, our operations have been affected harder than most with the decrease in volumes and general market softness in recent years. We have done everything that we can to sustain our business, but have come to the point where no other course of action was possible.
We are officially closing our business down June 29, 2012.

Again, we would like to thank all the bands and labels we have been in contact with or partnered with over the years. We would like to also expecally thank our customers past and present for all their support! With out you there would not have been a label.

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