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OSSUAIRE (France) Tape out now! Old school death

OSSUAIRE (France) Tape out now! Old school death
February 01, 2015, 09:02:55 AM

"Le Troubadour Necrophagéophile"

Initially released as a MCD in 2005, and sold out since a long time due to a quite confidential pressing, the first recording of OSSUAIRE is now available again as a tape, with reworked artwork.

Expect four songs of old school Death metal with ferocious moments à la old Morbid Angel, heavier war patterns à la old Bolt Thrower, barbaric feelings, obscure atmospheres, and lyrics depicting the horrors and atrocities from the medieval times.


This comes as a black tape with sticker.
The cover was printed on beige, 120 grams paper, to give a more "ancient" touch.

Available against 2,50 Euros + postage from this shop:

OSSUAIRE (Which translates as "Ossuary" in english) incarnates old school death metal darkness and brutality, from the depths of France, and emerged from nothingness in a time when few were concerned with the style. Their recordings deserve to approach more carapace souls, and possibly to plant the seed of medieval barbarity.

The underground storms eternally.





Only 4 days after the release of the tape, several reviews of the OSSUAIRE demo were already published.

Only positive reviewing, I let you read:





The demo is now also available on Bandcamp, it can be listened or more in case of cryptic affinities.


New flyers for the OSSUAIRE Tape!




Good morbid news! 101 copies of the OSSUAIRE tape have now invaded the underground!
Don't be a desperate clandestine corpse and order a copy from this piece of Pure Fucking Death!

Also three good reviews of this morbid tape have appeared:



Une réédition de chez NIHILISTIC HOLOCAUST de toute beauté vient de voir le jour ! Il s’agit de la démo d’OSSUAIRE, un groupe francais de death brutal qui avait sorti cette démo en 2005. Pas de seconde jeunesse pour cette démo, ce n’est juste qu’une réédition sans rien de plus.
Pour ma part ça me suffit largement car parfois les rééditions se voient affublées d’un tas de merde dispensable en bonus.
Musicalement c’est sauvage et totalement bien branlé, a un tel point que j’ai monté le son de mes enceintes jusqu’à un niveau quasiment déraisonnable.. Pour les voisins.. Paix à leurs amés édentées et déjà séniles que seules les couches adultes sauvent de la déchéances. Non j’aime bien mes voisins !
L'Eveil des Morts (Intro), Le Troubadour Necrophagéophile, Le Fléau, Necrofistum Prima Nocte,Trolla Infectum Phallus sont les titres qui garnissent cette démo quasiment indispensable tellement elle est sale et intéressante musicalement. Des démos comme ça j’en veux tous les jours. Tout est underground et pourtant le chant est démentiel sur chacun des titres. Il me fait penser à Chris Reifert, dans son approche crade. D’ailleurs la musique c’est un peu du Autopsy gorgé de testostérone.
Ossuraire c’est bien, c’est bon et c’est surtout très éfficace. Alors si vous aimez les effluves de
putréfaction, ou les gaz émanant d’un cadavre bleui par la décomposition, cette démo ne peut que vous ravir. Par contre si vous aimez la musique bien léchée, c’est aussi pour vous ,car je suis sûr que vous tirerez un plaisir honteux à écouter cette zik efficacement cradingue.

Trades possible against other cassette releases.
Write here: gabsk(a)wanadoo.fr



The time has come to open its doors,
and to one more time penetrate the ossuary.

This tape of coagulated medieval blood has received more numerous good reviews!
You are able to travel through the words by following these links:


ZWAREMETAL Webzine (Belgium):

METAL LIBRARY Webzine (Russia):

DEATH METAL.ORG Webzine (Usa):

KAOSGUARDS Webzine (France):

Those who need to learn more about the band can inspect an interview with Olaf I conducted in 2006, quite shortly after the initial release of the recording:

The cassette is still available for the rustic price of 2.50 Euros + postage:

Pile the bones,
Spume the blood,


Ladies and gentlepukers,

A very good review of the OSSUAIRE tape was published on the American webzine CULT NATION.
Reading happens in there:

Another good review will also appear in the next issue of German paper zine FATAL UNDERGROUND.
You can see it there:
Ist ja doch in letzter Zeit verstärkt mal wieder angesagt ,olles Zeug aus der Versenkung hervorzuholen und dies nun erneut auf Euch loszulassen ,zumal ja die Welle an old school Death Metal Veröffentlichungen erst so richtig begonnen hat ,an Fahrt aufzunehmen .Bereits  2005 haben die Franzosen das mit 5 Songs bestückte Teil rausgehauen und lassen uns Anfangs erst einmal mit Glockenläuten und  leichten Windgeräuschen in Erwartung schwelgen .Dauert aber nicht wirklich lange und dann betritt man auch schon brutalere Wege .Recht dunkel gehalten ,zelebriert man dann Death Metal der alten Schule ,welche sicherlich zum größten Teil seinen Ursprung im amerikanischen Sektor wiederfindet .Gespickt mit massig fetten und vor allem brutalen Elementen ,zeigen die aber auch immer wieder mal ihre Fingerfertigkeit an dem Saiteninstrumente auf und legen ein paar echt gelungene Gitarrenarrangements an den Tag .Hierbei kriegen‘s die Typen dann auch vollkommen hin , die Atmosphäre der alten Death Metal Schule ganz deutlich hervorzuzaubern  bzw. rüberzubringen .Gesangsmäßig wird hier natürlich  im typischen tiefen Growlbereich herumgewerkelt ,was aber so halt einfach nur passt und auch so sein muss .Also ,ich bin schon irgendwie recht positiv bei der Mucke gestimmt , zumal ich mich halt erwische ,das ich nach den leider nur knapp 18 min . gleich noch mal die PLAY Taste gedrückt habe . Die Band hat(te) es auf jeden Fall wirklich verdammt gut drauf , auch wenn ihre musikalische Darbietung an sehr vielen Stellen doch verdammt stark an die Anfangsjahre von „Morbid Angel „ erinnert .Aber drauf geschissen ,die Mucke reißt mit ,macht an und bietet für ein Tape einen durchaus ansprechenden Sound .Dafür kann man getrost nen Plätzchen in seiner Sammlung freihalten ! ( LEO )

Cassettes and hand-cut flyers keeps on circulating in the intimate darkened rooms of the deep underground,
Contact your local dust-dealer to procure yourself a copy.



New reviews of the OSSUAIRE tape have appeared!

BRUTALISM Webzine (Hol)
This is a re-release of this French death metal bands 2005 demo tape, although listening to the tracks I would swear it was from the early 90’s. This is savage old school death metal. The production is perfect for the style, it’s creepy and earthy in all the right places and the music itself is like a dismembering ritual on a harlot from hell or at best the most daunting music to teach any particular person that pisses you off a real lesson in assaulting death metal!
There are a few atmospherics, the title track ‘Le troubadour nécrophageophile ‘ is savage, with the brutality of the early Florida scene, the guttural vocal attack of later brutal death metal with an overall sound that’s sounds like war, especially with the blast beats added. ‘Necrofistum prima nocte’ again tugs at the heartstrings of the death metal purist, groovy and battering, even underneath some pretty raw production. Bolt Thrower may spring to mind, but that’s too easy, but you get the meaning, its getting towards that stage of naming every early 90’s death metal band as an influence, which I feel is from both sides of the pond, i.e. Europe and the USA.
Refreshing is how I would describe this release, old school is bounded around a lot for bands that play a particular style, you may be fed up of hearing that term, but this is one of those releases that actually feels right to be tagged in such a way. The vintage is perfect and if you want to burst a blood vessel, bang your head and smash shit up, then Ossuaire know how to provide that perfect soundtrack. 4/5. Maul Madison

CHAINSAW GUTSFUCK Newsletter (Chile)
El primer demo de Ossuaire les va a volar la raja. Estos franceses saben lo que es tocar death metal oscuro, sin conseciones ni altibajos maricones. Gracias a Gab de Nihilistic Holocaust nuevamente por hacer llegar este material. Encontraras en estos 4 temas y una intro de momentos epicos de brutalidad como el antiguo Morbid Angel y esa atmosfera plagada de riffs intensos de 'In Battle there's no Law". La tematica se basa en los horrores y atrocidades del medioevo. Quizas el mejor demo llegado a Chainsa para este issue.


OSSUAIRE on Dailymotion:

SIMULACRES distro from Uk still seems to have copies of the initial CD release of "Le troubardour...", contact him if interested:


I’m pleased to announce 300 copies of the OSSUAIRE tape have now invaded the underground! Worldwide.
Check your local distros for availability, or directly contact me.

Also more reviews have appeared:

LA HORDE NOIRE Webzine (France):

VM UNDERGROUND zine (Holland):
As said in our first issue, I admire underground tape labels like Nihilistic Holocaust from France. This time Gabriel of NH re-released the demo of French Death Metal act Ossuaire, who released this demo back in 2005. The booklet of the tape just has the right attitude, everything is illustrated and cut & paste. And it is printed on beige paper, to give it an ancient feeling. Mission accomplished! The demo consists of 3 tracks and an intro, all in a dark and obscure atmosphere. Although it speculating about the lyrics, but it seems to be about a damned and perverse Troubadour (a folk poet-singer), who tells about all the horrors and insupportable scenes he could see, and be involved in. Isn’t that hunky-dory! The atmosphere is definitely all about smelling the stench during the Plague-era. Music wise you can expect a mixture of old Morbid Angel and early Cannibal Corpse. So there is a bit of complexity as well as old school brutality. During “Le Flèau” you can hear some Bolt Thrower groove, but I would like to keep the Bolt Thrower reference only for this track. If you are a fan of tapes and 1990s Death Metal Torture, contact Nihilistic Holocaust for this demo. (Ricardo)

Unbury the medieval hatchet,


In a couple of months, the Voila.net service that hosted Nihilistic webzine/ distro for a long time (14 years) will be closed.

The old adress will be dead, and there won’t be a redirect.

Please update your bookmarks or web links to the new Url: