With the second Frozen In Time segment on This Is Darkness there is plenty of news to keep you up to the minute on dark ambient related news over the last week. Submissions, requests, and feedback can be sent to info@thisisdarkness.com Enjoy this week’s segment!

New Releases and Pre-orders:

Theologian – Releases Remix Album Reimagining His Backdrop To The Lurking Fear from the collaboration with Cadabra Records and Andrew Leman.

AFFECTVS & Lamia Culta – Limited edition revealed.
Their upcoming album will be available with a hand-made Magic Book. Featuring a black leather cover with wooden cross outside. Inside the book will be the CD, pictures and arts, a guide to meditation and a detailed description of the album.
This limited edition also includes: a scarf with the sigil for meditation and a pouch with the herbal mix “The Evil Smoke.” Used for burning on coals. All the herbs were gathered at full moon!  “Evil smoke” includes 2 species of artemisia, juniper berries, pine buds, leaves of ash and sulfur.

Iron Cthulhu Apocalypse release a new album.
The new album by experimental dark ambient artists Iron Cthulhu Apocalypse released on 20 March 2017.

Phurpa – New album available for pre-order.
Cyclic Law has announced the new album Gyer Ro by ritual ambient masters Phurpa. About the album, Cyclic Law says, “Channeling the void with their eerie and engulfing overtone ritual chants rooted in the BON tradition of Tibet, their mesmerising rituals are used as a tool of transmogrification. The chanting meditations are accentuated by the use nga drums, rolmo cymbals, gyaling oboes, as well as telescopic dunchen horns, dunkar shells and short wandun horns. Their performances are meant as exercises in aural power, channeled primordial sounds aimed to alter ones consciousness, otherworldly prayer mantras pulsating through the chakras. This exhaustive Double album was recorded in Moscow, Russia in March 2016. Let go and touch the emptiness.

Jarl – Pre-orders now available for new album.
Reverse Alignment says about the new Jarl album, Hypnosis Colour, “Without taking as much as a short break, Jarl is returning with the new production Hypnosis Colour, mastered by fellow musician Peter Andersson (Raison D’être) and arts crafter Karolina Urbaniak.  Continuing from where Amygdala Colours – Hemisphere Rotation ended Jarl takes us on a 47 minute trip further into the psyche of the human mind.
Hypnotically coloured sounds that evolve into a mixture of acoustic and electronic sounds are to be expected. Disturbing and beautiful.” The album is set for release on 16 June 2017.

Druhá Smrt – New album released.
Sombre Soniks label says about the album, “Sombre Soniks is extremely happy to announce thee sixth release from thee excellent ritual ambient projekt from thee Czech Republic, Druhá Smrt! Druhá Smrt says, “The Way & The Virtue is a sound/magickal expression of the next step in our life-flowing process and at the same time the beginning of a new cycle, the first opus of the forthcoming ‘second trilogy’. This work was influenced by our ritual & life-flow practices with the Tao Te Ching from our own chaos/Thelema/existential magickal perspective. Thanks to Old Master Lao Tzu.”
The Way & The Virtue will be available on 23 March 2017.

Paranoia Inducta – New album released.
The artist says about their new album, From th Depths, “This is the story about loss, loneliness, despair and lack of hope. Here we have 50 minutes filled with resignation, sadness and the pain of existence. If you are too emotional or sensitive just do not reach for this album… It can cause severe depression! Maria Kuezara contributes the pictures, with graphics done by Grzegorz Pietranis. Rage In Eden Records, the well known and appreciated label, undertakes the release of this album.”
Available now at: http://rageineden.org

Shadows On The Snow – New album released.
Our Government Is Poisoning Us To Make Money is released on Petroglyph Music. Shadows On The Snow is a collaboration between ambient band from Kendall Keeler (USA) of December Nightskies and Sean Monaghan (New Zealand) of Venus Vulture. It features voices by Kendall’s beautiful wife MoonStar
Available now on archive.org.

Infinity Land Press – Teaser video for the limited edition set.
Darkleaks- the ripper genome spoken word album preview from the limited edition box set of Darkleaks – The Ripper Genome by Jeremy Reed & Martin Bladh releasing on Infinity Land Press in April 2017. Music by Karolina Urbaniak. Vocals by Jeremy Reed & Martin Bladh.

– New compilation announced.
Malignant VI by various artists is now available for pre-order on Kalpamantra net-label. Featuring artists from Malignant Records.

Shibalba – Teaser video for new album available.
Check out the teaser video for upcoming Shibalba album on Agonia Records!

Winterblood – New track from upcoming album.
new Track by Winterblood from forthcoming album: ‘Minimalismo Arcano’, soon available via Bandcamp.

Other News:

Ashtoreth – Collaborates on new project.
Readeos: Lapses is a story and ambient music collaboration between Tamara E. Williams & Ashtoreth.

Twin Peaks – Entertainment Weekly Spotlight.
Below are the links to two very informative articles and videos about the new season of Twin Peaks, which will feature 18 episodes beginning to air on Showtime on 21 May 2017.


Weekly Specials:

Reverse Alignment
Preparing a “Spring Cleaning” that will take place 24th March-9th April. Stay vigilant! This week you have the possibility to obtain Kahl False Evidence Appears Real for a discount of 40%.
Find the release here:
Use code “91wolga” when checking out to obtain the discount.
Expires 31th March.

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