Burial Hex first made itself known to Aurora Borealis a few years ago when browsing obscure blackened electronic treats online. Initiations, their debut recording for Aurora Borealis, is a lengthy proposition. Clocking in at one hour thirteen minutes, it represents a journey, a metaphysical odyssey of uncertain outcome. RIYL Throbbing Gristle, Wolf Eyes, Whitehouse, etc. Fancy package vinyl limited to 500 copies.
May 22 street date. During the period in which Clay Ruby first began working on this piece of art, he had become so completely surrounded by evil and deception that he was forced to begin summoning a particularly extreme and ancient force of protection and vitality just to make it alive through the end of 2008. Aside from spiritually fortifying Ruby's life, the complexities of these new elemental entities brought with them circumstances causing a much more rich and intense recording experience than he could have ever composed on his own. Classic horror electronics and post-industrial apocalyptic soundscapes with unsettling notes, anguished cries and voices of the dead. His most ritualistic album yet. Reissue of the extremely limited LP with bonus tracks taken from the split LPs with Kinit Her and Zola Jesus, all available on CD for the first time!
Available now. A third volume of the essential reissue series featuring rare and out-of-print vinyl releases from horror electronics maestro, Burial Hex. This collection goes further back in time to a more raw and singular vision, whilst still infused with passionate vocals and eire religious allusions that would eventually lead to a development of increasingly more compositional elements in the Burial Hex cycle. Collecting his sides from the split 7" with Sylvester Anfang on Aurora Borealis (2008), the split 12" with Iron First Of The Sun on Cold Spring (CSR 153LP, 2011), and taking a side each from Bagirwa Hymn on VON Archives (2009) and From The Rites Of Lazarus on Urashima (2010), Throne provides focuses on the death industrial roots of this expansive project. Without as much focus on otherworldly hybrids, yet still organically eclectic, this offering will bring the grinding grey atmospherics and the nauseating aggression of early horror electronics into focus. Artwork by Nathaniel Ritter (Kinit Her).
March 4 street date. Horror electronics and phantasmagoric post-industrial usher in the brand new ritual offering from Burial Hex. The impulse for "Gauze" is to be a prophylactic talisman and ward for the families directly involved with the Burial Hex project, though it can be effective for anyone who needs an extra layer of defense. The art, lyrics and sound were all layered together with supersensible content generated specifically for this purpose. Beyond just protection and defense, "Gauze" is an invitation to transcend sclerotic ways of experiencing incarnation, by freely juxtaposing increasingly divergent forms, and reconciling all with warmth and passion. Such has been the work of the Burial Hex project since its inception, striving towards a gestalt of timeless and enduring realms via a benign spiritual interaction with conflicting beings. With "Gauze" we hear the mouths of Burial Hex spit in the face of those who would reduce psychic experience and spiritual feeling to material processes, penetrating the density of human denial and cracking the electronic shell which crushes much of our humanity.
November 8 street date. Superb trans-Atlantic power electronics/death industrial face-off between Wisconsin's Burial Hex and Birmingham's Iron Fist Of The Sun. Burial Hex presents two "pre-industrial" conceptual compositions. Aside from one synth at the
end of the first track, this music was all made with acoustic sounds. Intense power electronics, but without using amplification or electronically-generated sounds. Just like how many industrial artists have flirted with depicting sounds and atmospheres from the first and second World Wars, these pieces were composed imaging atmospheres closer to the American Civil War-era. IFOTS's four tracks were recorded at Crushing Obelisk, Birmingham, England. Dedicated to betrayers of family/faith/country. Birmingham nihilism! 40 minutes. Limited to 500 copies.