Northern Ghosts

by Avitas

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Kriegsminister 666 Lo-fi underground black metal sound with kannabis induced atmosphere on "Side Green" aka the last 4 tracks, with "Side Black" (first 5 tracks) being raw black metal with many interesting lyrical and melodic ideas. The album has an earthy live sounding tone overall, not very many overdubs or studio polishes. Live, unedited drums. Kind of sounds like an early 90's black metal mix, but with the added psychedelic wanderings. "Cursed abraham..." is pure black metal hatred at its most sincere. Favorite track: Aiwass.
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    Complete album, over 56 minutes of British Columbian black metal. Raw, old-school black metal with no triggers/synths/electronics/studio trickery, only organic analog blasphemy and grim psychedelia.

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    Eco-Sleeve format single disc, full length album. Limited first run consists of 300 copies total (nearly sold out), of which 25 hand numbered copies are offered in this Bandcamp exclusive. Only $2 Shipping to Canada, $6 to USA. Made in Canada. Second run CD has been pressed and is available from PHD (www.plastichead.com/catalogue.asp?ex=fitem&target=BUDMCD1978) for European distribution. South/Central American customers can obtain from Pagan War Distro (paganwardistro.com/distrocdsA.html)
    "Cursed abraham...and his bastard son mohammed" also appears on the "Hammerstorm Vol. 3" Compilation from Barbatos Productions. It can be purchased from Barbatos here: barbatosprod.blogspot.ca/2014/09/hammerstorm-vol.html
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    Second pressing of Northern Ghosts, limited to 300 copies worldwide. Available for retail or wholesale in Europe/Asia via PHD distribution (www.plastichead.com/catalogue.asp?ex=fitem&target=BUDMCD1978). Eco-Sleeve format. Shipping $2 to Canada, $6 anywhere in USA. Europe $9.

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Trends in Terrorism, Pioneers, Politics of Global Mind Control...and the Elimination of the Free Thinkers, Freezing the Holy Land, Politics of Nordic Terror: Live Rehearsals MMIII, Saga of the Nationalist, and Northern Ghosts. , and , .

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about

6th release from veteran British Columbian black metal underground act, on Bud (Blut und death) Metal Records. Combines the raw war metal inspired aggression of recent Avitas black metal releases with the grim psychedelia of early Avitas, bringing the sound full circle.

"Avitas play raw, mid paced early 90s Scandinavian influenced black metal, with a minimalist approach, putting an emphasis on a dark, creeping atmosphere, that so many bands seemed to forget about, over the years, as the scene trended towards slicked up, shiny plastic sheen presentation across their music. No, Avitas keep it cold, harsh and hateful, with gloomy touches and interludes. With each listen, I get more and more into this album, it really holds up the old ways very well." Dale Roy, Canadian Assault Zine www.canadianassault.com/demoreviewsnewpage.html#avitas

"Being that this is a black metal album, one would expect a certain sound from the record. It should be noted that this album definitely carries the black metal sound, though it does have some fun with it, which results in a very nice sound to listen to. The album maintains a pretty rough sound but incorporates some progressive and atmospheric aspects to it which, personally, I really enjoyed...Northern Ghosts tracklisting features a variety of song about the occult, heathenism, war, and anti-religion. Abrahamic faith in particular gets quite a bit of attention, none of it really good. Personally I do not follow any of these religions nor pay much attention to them, so I cannot comment on the merit of a lot of the lyrics or how much they may upset somebody if they are a practicing member of that faith. I can say though that they fit rather well with the black metal aesthetic and, as far as a religious topic goes, do offer a lot more than just “Hail Satan and the darkness” and such. In the end I found that the lyrics to Northern Ghosts are rather nice and, while staying relatively close to what the scene has seen since its inception, take it to a more thoughtful and educated place. A+"
Poe Ohlin, Unbalanced Ramblings Blog
unbalancedramblings.blogspot.ca/2015/10/avitas-northern-ghosts.html


"There are certainly some ambient and progressive passages but not like that post-black Metal crap, this is the real deal, heavy, dark and misanthropic....3.5/5" - JP Wood, Metal-Rules.com
www.metal-rules.com/review/viewreview.php?band=avitas&album=&post_by=&rating=&month=&year=&pos=0

"A very raw and war like black metal sound dominates a good portion of the recording as well as injecting a good dose of the early NS black metal sound into their musical arsenal, and they also utilize a good mixture of slow, mid-paced and fast parts...8.5/10" - Occult Black Metal 'Zine occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.ca/2014/05/avitasnorthern-ghostsbud-metal.html

"The tracks itself are based on pretty primitive, no-nonsense fundaments, but seen the exhalation of philosophical and spiritual purity, this could not have been executed any better. The first part, the Side Black, comes with a take-no-prisoners attitude, while the second half, the Side Green, is little more organic, psychedelic, and mesmerizing. Anyway, this album done with a decent production would have a score beyond imagination...81/100" - Ivan Tibos, www.concreteweb.be/reviews/avitas

"While listening, their music was a bit nostalgic because it sounds like some of my favorite black metal recordings from the early '90's. It sounds like a fuse of Bathory, Mayhem, and a bit of early Burzum, all smashed into one...Avitas is extremely raw and primal...true fans of the raw style that they play will understand the beauty within this, which there is plenty of...8/10" Samyaza, Temple of Darkness 'Zine templeofdarknessreviews.blogspot.ca/2014/08/avitas-northern-ghosts-review.html

credits

released March 25, 2014

copyright 2014 Bud Metal Records CD1978
All songs written and performed by AVITAS/MYRTROEN
Recorded between Dec 2013 and Feb 2014 at Odin's Den Studios, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Produced by Myrtroen

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Avitas Kelowna, British Columbia

Pagan blood and Heathen will flows through the heart of AVITAS, the ongoing work of black metal infidel Myrtroen. The essential struggle to free the world from the Abrahamic slave cults continues with AVITAS standing with the Black Solar Order in this fight to the end! Occultum Lux ad Infinitum. B.S.O.

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