Eihwaz… Rune of the mysteries of life and death.
Eihwaz Recordings has been created as a sub-label of the long running Bindrune Recordings to explore and support more extreme metal genres that do not fit the unique aesthetic nurtured by Bindrune. With Eihwaz, we are looking to expand into the dark and twisted side of death metal, though we will not be limited to it. Other forms will undoubtedly seep into the oncoming storm, but do know that we shall be hunting for a vibrant strand of uniqueness and dedicated musical intensity as found on the ever growing Bindrune roster.
View the site here: http://eihwazrecordings.com
So with this launch, Eihwaz has opened its doors and we have our collective ear to the grave in search of bands to work with. There are some things in the planning stages now, but won’t be ready for release for a little while.
Thank you for your time.
-Eihwaz Recordings – Progenitors of the deathly arts…
THE COLLECTIVE – BINDRUNE/EIHWAZ RECORDINGS DISTRIBUTION
The once-titled Worm Gear/Bindrune Distribution has changed to The Collective – Bindrune/Eihwaz Recordings Distribution. We have been completely revamped and updated with a professional shopping cart and better customer interface. Along with the ease of use, new titles will once again start flooding in, and we boast over 300 used and discontinued items at blowout prices.
Many title prices have also been slashed, so feel free to stop by and check out the greatly improved site!
Nechochwen – OtO LP NOW AVAILABLE!!
After enduring a planning stage that has spanned the full length of 2012, Bindrune Recordings is pleased to bring you the highly anticipated "OtO", the 3rd release of Native American driven classical/folk/metal. Stunning classical guitar work sits comfortably with mature and forward thinking metal to somehow transport the listener back in time where peoples values and daily lives were very different and strange to our own in this rotting modern world. We think it's best to let the band sum up the meaning behind the music on this release themselves...
Nechochwen: "We consider this third Nechochwen album to be a "double EP" with Side A taking an organic, acoustic route and Side B shifting to an aggressive metal assault. The focus of this album is quite simple: ancestral wisdom and Native tradition is relevant and important in our overly complex and distracting present world. Never has man been so disconnected from the very soil he walks on. Just as there are two sides to this LP, there are two sides to all of us. One is at peace with our surroundings and the other attempts to conquer them. This album is a tribute to the balanced, ancestral self."
Pohonasin: "Oto, in both conception and inception, is paradoxical in nature. It is the proverbial thread of the past thrust through the eye of the needle that is what we call the present day; a musical time machine that seamlessly shifts between two worlds that could be considered equally shrouded in obscurity. Visually, the title 'O+O' invokes a sense of symmetry. Like a human face, it looks equal on both sides. But upon closer inspection, symmetry is but an illusion. Each side holds its own discerning features. Such is the case with this volume of Nechochwen. Two distinctly different notes of the same chord, embraced in a confluence of harmony."
OtO is a vinyl only release, but every copy of this 500 print run, contains a digital download card so that you can download the music legally and enjoy it on your personal MP3 device. To preview before you buy, we are streaming OtO in its entirety on our bandcamp page here: http://bindrunerecordings.bandcamp.com
There are 3 available packages now available for order:
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!
This package contains Nechochwen – OtO with OX BLOOD colored vinyl (Limited to 50 copies), a limited to 50 "OtO" T-Shirt (1 color front, back, and sleeve print) that wont be reprinted after they are gone, and a digital download card. Act fast on this one!
This package contains Nechochwen – OtO with CLEAR vinyl (Limited to 150 copies), a Nechochwen – OtO patch, and a digital download card.
This package contains Nechochwen – OtO with BLACK vinyl and a digital download card.
Here is what the press is saying about OtO:
|"Brilliant in every sense of the word!
-Metal Shock Finland
|"This is a very emotionally spiritual album, and it's clear from their playing how deeply they tap into their influences and translate that in their music."
|"Always on the verge of explosion, these metal songs sharply shift between calm folk, Bathory-inspired "epic" metal, and bizarre near-technical material as seen on the album's closer. It's unique and by far a better representation of the previously established Nechochwen sound than I feel Azimuths was, communicating Nechochwen's reverence for nature and their surroundings with a newfound sense of clarity."
|"About the closest comparisons music-wise would be the likes of early Ulver or Agalloch, but the Native American influence shines through to create a unique vibe that sets Nechochwen apart."
|"OtO have plenty of substance and style. The guitar elements are smart and intricately composed. The sounds flow in and out with background noises that mellow you out and make you dream what the artist is composing. Towards the end of the album, we are treated to some mellow distorted parts that are just as smart as the acoustic work and include various tribal elements that gives this release an almost world music. Overall, OtO is a release that should not be missed. Its diversity does not come along very often. It is a short trip, but a trip that is both mystical and hypnotic."
|"The sound of the dusky guitar and the handwork of the master is something that can easily appease the wild animal in man, and there is somewhat of an untamed classical influence therein, and this is a good breath of fresh air to your usual guitar based non-sense. There is not ego in the string work so much as a talking voice (much like the "voice" of a good talking dog, though not in much relevance, i fear) and this turns into an electric, yet organic feel later on that will sound as metal to most average folks."
|"There is a darkness to Nechochwen that is hidden a most times but when it comes out is more powerful then most bands I've ever heard."
-Absolute Zero Media
|"This is very much a work of two intertwined parts, parts which meld very well together and OtO is an intriguing and rich sounding 30 minute affair as one would expect from the excellent label Bindrune Recordings. The only problem is the brevity is likely to leave you hungering for more."
BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL – Light the Fires! CD NOW AVAILABLE!
The wait is finally over! Bindrune and Glass Throat Recordings are proud to announce the release of Blood of the Black Owl's "Light the Fires!" CD format. Packaged in Glass Throat Recordings exclusive 6" x 6" six panel Deluxe Gatefold, featuring a soft touch Aqueous flood with a spot varnish effect! The package is truly stunning and a fine addition to your collection.
Blood of the Black Owl's 4th full length offering "Light the Fires!" rises and shines upon lifting the spirit's veil, through the spiritual teachings of the six directional path and the sacred breath within us all.
A soundscape to help surface, understand and heal an ever increasingly egoic nature of programmed disconnection, a sickness we as a species carry within an unbalanced circle of spirit, rooted deeply into a fragile cyclical self. It seems, we are no longer a human being and have become the human doing! The crafting of "Light the Fires!" offers a medicinal musical, aiding in the clearing of poisons found to feed this ego. A ritual of musical restoration seeking balance towards this great and vast four quartered circle of life.
As the feathers of this sonic sigil uplift to the breath of Father Sky and the blood drips stewardship to the Mother's womb, the Blood of the Black Owl is offering to hold up a mirror to the self, facing the shadows of ego head on! It is to share the light, through the understanding of dark, allowing growth and reflection upon being once again.
An honoring voice awakening to the survivalists, to those connected ones aware and to the seekers of the flame whom fight the silent battles....
...and here's some quick reviews of the new album, Light the Fires!
|"It is a humbling and shamanic experience, a stark one far removed from anything but nature itself. Chet W. Scott the one name we are given behind this has really crafted a sound that is historic and transcendental."
|"If there were ever an argument to be made for the creation of aboriginal metal this would perhaps be the best evidence for it."
|"It conjures up a reverie-like hypnotic feel that strips away the superficiality of modernity, allowing for unhindered emotional interconnectedness."
-About Heavy Metal
|"Most of what you'll find is a trance-inducing, 1970s-prog-embracing spiritual journey that examines nature, the state of the environment, and humankind's role in protecting and demolishing it. One of the more thought-provoking, evolutionary in all of metal. It's a breath-taking performance."
-Meat Mead Metal
|"Blood of the Black Owl, slowly unravel the oppressive walls of modern existence surrounding you and conjure you back to times of ritual, a communal interface with the natural and metaphysical. Numerous emotional climes are explored, from mystery to misery and back again, often beautiful despite themselves and Chet W. Scott's intentions to suck the black vapors from the listener's soul, devouring them with droning confidence."
-From the Dust Returned
|"To the outright wooded shaman and cunning man, it's just another wild night in the cool of the cove, we must see where we are being taken, by whom or what? I am brought to the sensation of donning animal skins...no, that's not pure enough...going werewolf naked and running through overgrowth. I am stone cold sober and indeed hawk like in my own discernment presently...this is real music, you will understand, damn you!"
We shall be announcing pre-orders for Nechochwen - OtO LP soon. It's just about to go to the plant. There will be different package deals that includes patches and a t-shirt design as well. More info to come soon!
New Bindrune merchandise has arrived!
Designs from Obsequiae, Forest of the Soul and Falls of Rauros finally available!! Go to the "shirts" section of our webshop for ordering info and more pics.
A belated Summer Solstice greetings to you all!
2012 is barreling along and
even though things have been quiet on the Bindrune new releases front, we
have been toiling behind the scenes on our 2 next releases. Here's
Now streaming Nechochwen - OtO limited LP in its entirety!!
"OtO", Nechochwen's follow-up to the amazing Azimuths to the Otherworld is
in the finishing stages as we complete the design and will be going to the
pressing plant at the same time as the Blood of the Black Owl CD. The
material on OtO is exclusive to vinyl and features one side of classically
themed music that Nechochwen has become revered for, while the other erupts
and delves further into the bands infinitely layered and unique metal side.
This 30 minute 12" finds Nechochwen continuing on their bold path of supreme
instrumentation and a Native American rooted sound and ideology that is
unparalleled in a musical climate often dominated by bands lost in a Nordic
frame of stylistic emulation.
In preparation for the pre-order that will be announced soon, we are
offering a free preview the album in its entirety via the Bindrune Bandcamp
Details regarding the pressing and special packages will be announced soon
For more from Nechochwen (Aaron Carey), be sure to check out his personal
Bandcamp page to stream and purchase classical releases and other amazing
musical projects that he has been involved in: http://nechochwen.com/
More info to come as it arises from the Ohio River country!
Now streaming Blood of the Black Owl - Light the Fires In its entirety!!
Light the Fires!, the 4th full-length album by the ever prolific and
passionate Blood of the Black Owl has been enshrouded in a bit of confusion
and delay since the art for this amazing piece was recorded a year ago.
Handmade Birds is no longer a part of this release, instead, Bindrune
Recordings will be co-releasing LTF! alongside the ever amazing Glass Throat
Recordings which some of you may know, is the label owned and operated by
Black Owl's own Chet Scott, along with Rachel Boez-Scott. Glass Throat is
widely regarded as a visual and musically stunning upholder of pure artistic
vision and has released amazing works by Ruhr Hunter, Alethes, At the Head
of the Woods, Feartheinne, The Elemental Chrysalis, and others. Their
uniquely stunning, 6"x6" gatefold digipak designs are a major part of each
release that perfectly empowers the art within. We are pleased to announce
that Light the Fires! will be released in this 6"x6", 3 panel packaging
format. For those of you who have never witnessed a Glass Throat Recordings
release, prepare to be blown away......
In anticipation of the upcoming pre-order, we are offering all of you the opportunity to preview Light the Fires! In its entirety, streaming via our Bandcamp page:
Blood of the Black Owl once again amazes with a bold sense of exploration
through many different avenues and emotions of music. This is pure
expression and a very honest/telling look into the heart of its creator.
For further news regarding Blood of the Black Owl, Glass Throat Recordings,
and everything else that Chet is involved in, we invite you to check out the
GTR blog here: http://chetglassthroatrecordings.blogspot.com/
Finally... we will be announcing a release date and accepting pre-orders for
both OtO and Light The Fires! very soon! Thanks to everyone out there for
your patience and for staying eager to hear these mighty new releases.
We are pleased to announce that Tacoma, Washington's own Alda have joined
the Bindrune fold and are currently working on material that will be their
third full-length release! Alda have been one of those amazing bands on the
Bindrune short list for a solid year now, as their unique blend of emotive
and deeply spiritual folk influenced black metal has been in constant
rotation here at the Bindrune camp for some time. Their music breathes in
the vital ecology of their surroundings and shapes it into a stirring
experience that exhales hope and love for the natural world.
At press time, there are no details regarding the new album, other than the
band is working on the material, but we will offer news as it becomes
In the mean time, Alda's latest release, "Tahoma" is still available on
cassette through Eternal Warfare, 'The Bindrune webshop' (more copies are on
the way), and later this year, the release will see a CD treatment through
'Pest Productions', and a vinyl release through another label.
In other news, we have printed a small run of 30 limited Bindrune Recordings
zip hoodies! Shimmer silver ink on high quality hoods will keep you warm
through the chill of spring. There are small quantities of all the sizes
still remaining, so act fast!
Thank you one and all for your support this year and helping Bindrune reach a higher level of awareness and success than we have yet to achieve. It means a lot and we hope that you continue to follow our efforts for many great new releases are coming together as we speak. Before we get to the news, be aware that many new items have been added to the 'press' section (reviews and interviews) and the 'Music Player'!
After receiving many emails this year regarding the availability of Bindrune titles in digital format, we have finally established a Bindrune Bandcamp page! On here, you will be able to stream a release for free before you buy either the CD/LP, or the digital files. All of our titles are currently up there for sale digitally, other than Celestiial's Where Life Springs Eternal (some of the tracks exceeded Bandcamp's length restrictions, but we will make it available asap) and the Blood of the Black Owl/Celestiial split LP which will be added to the site soon.
All the releases were upladed as WAV files, so the quality already exceeds anything you could buy on itunes and it is directly managed by the label. So feel free to preview before you buy! To hell with Itunes! Spread the word! Click the 'Digital Download' link in our navigation section and escape...
A Label sampler will also be compiled soon exclusively for bandcamp and will either be super cheap, or better yet... free!
Nechochwen has completed the recording and mastering process for the impending, as yet untitled, limited 12" LP. This release will be vinyl only and it sounds fantastic thanks again to Sacred Sound Studio. This MLP is a true progression for the band and very much a unique vision for the extreme metal world to behold.
Ancestry, heritage, classical and metal unite for one of the most passionate pieces of music you will hear this year. With a style that embraces the beautiful acoustic work found on Nechochwen's debut, "Algonkian Mythos", and by diving even further into the metal themes and emotions that permeated the amazing "Azimuths to the Otherworld", the new Nechochwen is a vibrant chapter into a much larger world for Nechochwen.
This release is meant to pacify the fans as the band turns its sites on full-length #3. As the artwork solidifies and everything goes off to press, we have added "Heya Hona" to the music player to peak your interest of what's to come...
Blood of the Black Owl
The release date for "Light the Fires!" has been pushed back until February 2012 as we anticipate the completion of the artwork. Patience! This monumental release is definitely worth the wait as Chet Scott has pushed the boundaries of his amazing art even further into the beautiful and personal realms of cross genre experimentation and an open minded realization of what he want this amazing extension of himself to embrace. Completely stunning.
We have just repressed the Bindrune Recordings shirt design, this time in shimmer copper. Goto the 'webshop' and secure your shirt before this pressing of 50 is gone. There may be some zip hoodies with a different design coming down the pike soon as the weather has turned cold. Coming VERY soon.... designs for Obsequiae, Forest of the Soul and Falls of Rauros.
The following titles are in the works, with some other things still being finalized. That news will come another day:
• Nechochwen – As yet untitled 12" MLP (Bindrune Recordings)
• Blood of the Black Owl – Light the Fires! CD/2LP (Bindrune Recordings/Handmade Birds Records)
• Falls of Rauros – The Light that Dwells in Rotten Wood LP (Bindrune Recordings/Flenser Records)
• Obsequiae – Suspended in the Brume of Eos LP 2012 (Bindrune Recordings) Late 2012!
Obsequiae's "Suspended in the Brume of Eos" and Falls of Rauros - "The Light that Dwells in Rotten Wood" CDs are NOW AVAILABLE!! All pre-orders have been shipped! Thanks to everyone who ordered in advance!
Order all 3 titles and SAVE!
Obsequiae - Suspended in the Brume of Eos Digipak CD
Forest of the Soul - Restless in Flight Digiak CD
|Falls of Rauros - The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood CD
ORDER ALL 3 RELEASES together for only $8 a piece!
Brooklyn Vegan has teamed up with Bindrune Recordings to offer Falls of Rauros - The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood, in its entirety, free and streaming! To those that have been emailing to request more song samples, here's your chance to hear the entire disc. Click the image to go to the stream....
More reviews have been added to the "Press" section of this site.
Blood of the Black Owl - Light the Fires! CD and 2LP.
View Teaser Trailer for Light the Fires here!
We are pleased to announce that Bindrune Recordings will be uniting with Handmade Birds Records to co-release Blood of the Black Owl's next stunning opus, Light the Fires! This CD release will feature a lavish 5" gatefold package and artwork/design by Glass Throat Visions. The 2LP gatefold will come later in the year and will feature a different cover. Details are still coming together, but do expect the CD to be available mid 2011. More info will be shed as it becomes available. In the meantime, the track Sundrojan has been added to the Music Player section of this site! The Owl hunts again!