STYGIAN CROWN: LP REPRESSING AND T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE SOON!

This week-end all of us Doom Metal Maniacs should have gathered in Wurzburg at the Hammer Of Doom.We are really sad that we won’t be able to meet to enjoy our beloved music together, have a beer and party together as we always do at this time of the year.

Stygian Crown was supposed to play the festival and was super-excited about it, together with their label-mate Death The Leveller.

However we still feel  like celebrating  the event by re-releasing the sold-out Stygian Crown LP on a vinyl edition (that will come in a regular jacket, not a gatefold, this time). And 2 awesome different T-shirts (each design limited to 50), available for the first time in Europe.

Preorders start today!

Shirts will be available in early December. While LPs will be out on Jan 21, 2021.

It’s also possible to pre-order the LP and T-shirt as a bundle and save a bit on final price and postage.

Please consider that t-shirts included in bundles will be shipped when vinyls are in stock.

“Top-notch classic doom!” – Metal Hammer (UK), 10/10 !!
 
“Stygian Crown are one of the best new bands I’ve heard in an absolute age. This is an absolute corker.” – Ave Noctum (UK), 9/10

“An album that seems tailor-made to hit lovers of the darkest and most visceral underground.” – Loud and Proud (IT), 81/100

“A contender for the Doom album of the year!” – Soundmagnet.eu (AT), 9.5/10

“This band knows how to captivate.” – Rockportaal (NL)

“Consistently varied and well-thought-out compositions.” – Metal.de (DE), 8/10

“A very rich and mystical album.” – Voices From The Darkside (DE)

“A sensational depic doom debut!” – Legacy (DE), 13/15

“A new doominion is here!” – Rock Hard (GR), 9/10

“This will become one of your most occult moments for 2020 and will remain by your side forever.” – Rock’n’Roll Monuments (GR)

“Extraordinary!” – Vampster.com (DE)

“8 tracks of Stygian Crown laying the challenge down for any who might wish to dispute their doomy credentials.” – GBHBL.com (UK)

“Epic Doom like it has to be!” – Powermetal.de (DE), 8/10, Soundcheck Pos. 3

“A strong debut album, a statement!” – Heavy Music Blog (DE), 9/10

“An epic doom highlight of 2020!” – Metalfactory (CH), 9.2/10

“Doom fanatics should definitely check this out!” – Arrow Lords Of Metal (NL)

“Dynamite!” – Rocking (GR)

“The spirit of old Candlemass combined with low tuned guitars create a heavy impact” – Deaf Forever (DE), 8.5/10, Soundcheck Pos. 6 !!

“Great talent for interesting and classical epic doom songwriting.” – Streetclip.de (DE), 8/10

“Slowly rolling Doom thunderstorms meet the low-pitched rumble of Death Metal guitars – these Americans combine the best of both worlds!”  – Metal Hammer (DE), 5.5/7

“One of the best recent examples of metal seriousness.” – Fligh Of Pegasus (GR)

“If you dig slow, heavy doom with heart and soul check out Stygian Crown.” – Reflections Of Darkness (DE)

“Good job! Epic!” – Queens Of Steel (ES)

“Great debut of this band that sets the bar already very high.” – Metalbrothers.es (ES), 8/10

OLD MOTHER HELL:”Lord of Demise” to be released Oct 23

Three years after the release of their self-titled album and countless gigs / festival appearances in between, OLD MOTHER HELL returns on October 23, 2020 with their second album “Lord of Demise”.

Not even COVID-19 was able to stop this amazing German band to start and complete the recordings of their sophomore  album. And today we are pleased and extremely proud to present you the opening track “Betrayal At The Sea”.

Old Mother Hell took the unorthodox and now rarely-taken step of recording Lord of Demise live (at Rama Tonstudio in Mannheim with Jens Siefert, with additional vocal tracking taking place at Sculpt Sound Studios in Cologne with Laurent Teubl / Chapel of Disease), with all member in the same room at the same time.

In turn, the album sounds powerful and crisp, stacked with eight songs that embrace their classic metal roots.

The amazing cover artwork and layout was provided by Zenz-Art.

“Lord of Demise” will be available on Compact Disc, LP, Digital.
Pre-orders will start in 2 weeks. Stay Tuned!

OLD MOTHER HELL Posts Full Set From 2018 HAMMER OF DOOM Festival

Like the rest of the metal contemporaries, Germany’s OLD MOTHER HELL is patiently waiting to resume live activity and work on their next studio album. The band is currently taking part in Germany’s country-wide lockdown to control the spread of the Coronavirus, but that hasn’t stopped them from unearthing their brilliant live set from the 2018 Hammer of Doom festival. The show was a critical turning point for the band — it was the second show for drummer Michael Frölich, who went from being a temporary replacement to a full-time member — and captures OLD MOTHER HELL in their pure metal power trio glory.

“The Hammer of Doom show still is something very special for us,” says guitarist/vocalist Bernd Wener. “We were invited just two weeks before because some other band had to cancel and were at least as excited as with the Hell Over Hammaburg invitation some month prior.

“It was just our second show with Michael as a replacement drummer and we never played in front of such a big audience before, so we were pretty nervous. So nervous indeed, that the first song of the set, ‘Another War’, is missing because I forgot to switch on our camera. From song to song there were more people gathering in front of the stage and more and more fists were raised into the air. What a view, what a feeling. We were overwhelmed by the energy and the positive reactions.

“After the show, Michi decided to join the band. Finally having a full line-up again, we instantly decided to work on a new album and made a rough schedule. Of course, we may have to postpone this due to the current situation, but we keep evaluating the situation daily.

“We cannot meet up to rehearse or stream live, so we decided to at least upload this very special show as a whole. Enjoy, and stay healthy!”


Cruz Del Sur Music re-released OLD MOTHER HELL’s self-titled debut album in 2018. The band has been assembling new material for a release sometime in the near feature.