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Botanist CD and Bell Witch Euro Now Shipping via The Flenser!

Posted in Black Metal, black metal albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Botanist IV - Mandragora - promo cover!

Botanist’s record is now available from The Flenser; housed in a hand assembled package with an insert and CD.

Order Now!

You can also stream and download the entire album from our bandcamp!


Botanist, the unconventional one-man black metal band featuring vocals, drums, and hammered dulcimer instrumentation is gearing up to release a fourth album IV: Mandragora, on February 19th from experimental metal label The Flenser. Combining lyrical creativity and musical ingenuity, IV: Mandragora is a concept record on the alchemical creation of a mandrake and how the Botanist is instructed on raising an army of mandrakes to wipe out humanity.

The songs of Botanist are told from the perspective of the Botanist, a crazed man of science who lives in self-imposed exile, as far away from humanity and it’s crimes against nature. Existing amongst a sanctuary of fantasy and wonder, which he calls the Verdant Realm, he surrounds himself with plants and flowers, finding solace in the company of the natural world while envisioning the destruction of man. There, seated upon his throne of Veltheimia, the Botanist awaits the day when humans will either die or kill each other off, thus allowing plants to reclaim Earth in a green glory once more.

Bell Witch - Longing - promo cover pic!

Bell Witch – Longing DLP

Folks in Europe can now pre-order the black version of Bell Witch’s Longing from Burning World/Roadburn Records and save money over the new stupid USPS shipping rates. Pre-order here.

Everyone else can order both the black and limited red versions of the Longing DLP from The Flenser store here in the US. Order here.


Bell Witch – “Longing” – DLP (pre-sale up now)

Botanist – IV: Mandragora CD

Bosse-de-Nage – iii – DLP

Trees – Sickness-In – LP

Vestiges/Panopticon – Split gatefold – LP

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For more info on THE FLENSER, click on the links below!

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BELL WITCH – “Longing” On Double Vinyl Available For Pre-Order From The Flenser

Posted in doom metal, doom metal albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Bell Witch - Longing - promo cover pic!

You can now pre-order Longing by Bell Witch on double vinyl.

Bell Witch is a minimalist doom duo from Seattle comprised of drummer Adrian Guerra and bassist Dylan Desmond (of Samothrace fame). Uniquely sorrowful, Bell Witch is as much akin to Skepticism as they are to Codeine. Longing is an hour and 10 minutes of doomed desolation, sadness, and sorrow. Originally released on CD and digital formats by Profound Lore Records, Longing was one of the most important doom albums of 2012 featured on numerous year end lists.

Longing will be released as a gatefold double album with thick, old-style case wrapped jackets and comes with a gatefold insert. Comes on both black vinyl and limited red vinyl. Red vinyl is limited to 300 copies. This should ship in March but delays are always possible.

Pre-order here

You can view new artwork created specifically for the vinyl version of this release by artist Bryan Proteau below. More images can be viewed here.

Bell Witch - Longing - graveyard image


We have opened an eBay account to raise money for the horde of approaching releases. Deafheaven / Bosse-de-Nage, Lycus, Coffinworm test presses are up now as well as a few out-of-print items with more coming soon. Check it out here.


Grayceon – Pearl and the End of Days LP (ships next week)

Botanist – IV: Mandragora CD

Bosse-de-Nage – iii – DLP (probably next week)

Trees – Sickness-In – LP (at press now)

Vestiges/Panopticon – Split gatefold – LP

Out Now:

Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage – split LP (pink copies added to store)

Worm Ouroboros – Come the Thaw DLP

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(Source: The Flenser)

For more info on THE FLENSER, click on the links below!

For more info on BELL WITCH, click on the links below!

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Palace of Worms / Mastery – Free Album Download From THE FLENSER

Posted in Black Metal, black metal albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Palace Of Worms - Mastery - split - The Flenzer - promo cover


We have released a split by two of San Francisco’s best solo Black Metal bands. Palace of Worms delivers almost a full albums worth of material and Mastery contributes a concise and chaotic journey through the insane. Album art by Nightshade.

Order the Cassette version from our store.


Download the album for FREE from our bandcamp.


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For more info, click on the links below!

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COFFINWORM “Great Bringer Of Night” LP Now Shipping From FLENSER RECORDS; Other Releases Available

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal, underground metal with tags , , , , , , on May 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Filthy Blackened Sludge from Indianapolis! This is a re-edition of Coffinworm’s legendary initial offering. Great Bringer of Night has been re-mastered by James Plotkin, includes unreleased recordings and features re-imagined artwork by Bryan Proteau. Housed in a heavy jacket and comes with an insert.




Wreck and Reference’s follow-up to “Black Cassette” entitled, YOUTH, will be released on vinyl by Flenser Records. A pre-order will be announced soon. Wreck and Reference is a heavy, dark band that utilizes synthesizers and samples and is VERY hard to classify. Please check out the stream/download found in the link below.

You can stream and download Wreck and Reference’s YOUTH HERE

Also check out this review and Interview with Lurkers Path HERE


The coming weeks will see releases by:

Worm Ouroboros – Wreck and Reference – Bosse-de-Nage


(Source: Flenser Records)




Pale Chalice “Afflicting the Dichotomy of Trepid Creation” – An Exemplary Black Metal Debut EP

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

PALE CHALICE – Black Metal has it’s sharpened claws all over the globe. San Francisco, California is well represented by this Blackened and mightily determined genre, with Pale Chalice. This is a band that has been evolving since the end of 2008, honing and molding their Black Metal craft to the fantastical sound I hear on this four song EP – Afflicting the Dichotomy of Trepid Creation. This being a debut Blackened offering from Pale Chalice, it is nearly thirty minutes of intense sound that has penetrated my Black Metal corridor and staked it’s claim.

Music is all about vibrations and it’s those “vibes” that tell me when a band truly “feels” their sound they have created. Pale Chalice “feels” their sound, they convey Black Metal tonality with a welcomed air of vigor. This band is not an underground anomaly, instead they are embarking on a path that will most likely lead them to underground distinction, if they are not already there.

The overriding viciousness of the vocals spills out over each song, while the screams are factually bone chilling. Dark and mysterious are the lyrical content within all four songs, which prey on the extraordinary. This EP thunders along as heaviness is concerned, while the melodic nature of these songs is conclusive. Pale Chalice couples heavy and melodic in an impressive style, never waverering from their Black Metal mystique that sets all four songs ablaze.

The tempo shifts that Pale Chalice utilizes are essential in setting the blackened mood, at times creating melancholic and/or macabre swirls of cognition. When Pale Chalice plays at full speed, the perception is one of victory, that an army of darkness has indeed beaten down any luminous combatants. The quality of sound production is in place, with a raw tinge that blankets the entire auditory experience.

What Afflicting the Dichotomy of Trepid Creation has shown my ears, is that Pale Chalice is a convincingly equipped, underground Black Metal outfit, that wants to prevail. It’s as if Pale Chalice is now biding their time before a debut full-length of  their Blackened Metal is unleashed upon the world, that this EP is a worthy teaser. I’m relishing this piece of Blackened work for now… and I’ll be in front of the line when Pale Chalice turns loose that anticipated second round of their Black Metal art.


Oram Evad

Masthantric Nodrab

Baneist Nonrutin

Ephemeral Domignostika

Grobahn Huv

* For more info on Pale Chalice, click here: Pale Chalice – myspace music

* Pale Chalice has been a live supporting act for Watain and Goatwhore.

* Both a CD and digital release for Afflicting the Dichotomy of Trepid Creation is set for March 8, 2011, on The Flenser (Flenser Records).

* For more info on The Flenser, click here: FLENSER Records

Track Listing:

Transplant Of Dimensional Recourse

Command of the Formless

Caressed by a Feeble Flame

Ascend the idyllic Sphere



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