CONTRARY TO WHAT YOU MIGHT THINK OR HAVE HEARD, THIS IS STILL A FUNCTIONING DISTRO/LABEL. THOUGH I WON'T LIKELY GET MANY MORE TITLES IN, I STILL HAVE MOST OF WHAT IS ON THIS SITE. THANKS.
BLISS OF FLESH- Todtentanz 7"
The second-to-last release for my label Shades of Death. 3 songs of well-played, absolutely furious black/death metal. A welcomed change really as this band doesn't try to imitate all the big names of black metal and chooses to create a hellish assault that sets them apart. Great lyrics, no typical 'for Him' overused cliches. Listen to a sample to hear for yourself. $8 postpaid (US). 400 made, lyrics included. Outside the US, contact for shipping quotes. Sorry it is rather expensive. I had to have the covers printed twice (at my own expense). Pissed me off. Distributors get in touch for wholesale rates.
AIDS PRODUCTIONS- This is a well-known ripoff in the scene (firstname.lastname@example.org,) as confirmed by MkM/Antaeus. I was ripped off $95.00.
ARCKANUM. It is with sadness that I report Shamataae as a potential ripoff, and one who I will never support again. This all dates back to DECEMBER of 2002. Originally a trade was to be made, where I sent him the records (and some cash for the rest of the records of his) and he would send the 7"s when they came out. Here is what I sent him:
1 AZAGHAL - Helwettiläinen 7"
1 DESTRUKTOR- Brutal Desecration 7"
1 KULT OV AZAZEL- Triumph of Fire LP
1 LEGION (SWE.)- Awakened Fury 7"
2 PEST (Swe.)- Blasphemy is My Throne 12" ep
and 75 US$ for:
5 Arckanum/Contamino Split 7" eps and 1 Trulen CD
& 3 Arckanum/Contamino split 7" for $8
Arckanum/Craft Split 7" (8 copies) = $21
Arckanum 7" "Grimalkinz Skaldi" (8 copies) = $21
Also the copy of the remastered CD he was promoing.
What did I receive for this trade and my money???
He insists he sent the package and it never arrived, yet I'm left with nothing. I don't think I've EVER sent a package that didn't arrive. And I can't imagine a postal worker is sitting there listening to VINYL of Contamino and Arckanum. Fucking unbelievable. I thought of him as a true supporter of the underground.
NAWIA PRODUCTIONS. Apparently the package of GRAVELAND, SALTUS, and NOKTURNAL MORTUM shirts has been "lost," this explains the fact that it never arrived. I have gotten the runaround from Nawia Productions. I was told by him on 8/8/02 that my money was received and to this date I was ripped off of $330, so I DON'T recommend ordering from them. IF YOU DO, SEND IT REGISTERED!!!!!!!! I hate calling people a 'rip off' but I was told it was sent TWICE, and I have NOTHING to show for my $330, so what the hell am I supposed to think????
OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS, have ripped me off for 5 AXIS OF ADVANCE CDs that were not in the package of stuff I ordered from them. After repeated emails from me, still NOTHING from them, not even a comment. Too bad these rock stars have such a hold on the scene.
WAR METAL RECORDS (C/O 7/9 Avenue Carnot. 94230 Cachan France.) I ordered 15 Bestial Warlust records from him on September 22, 2002. Received NOTHING. Maybe the money was lost, but it's still worthy of mention here that I lost $126