Wise Blood Records Shares Free Sampler ft. Graveripper, Krisgrav, VHS, Scarecrow, Lavaborne and More!

Indie label Wise Blood Records is celebrating their first year in existence with a FREE compilation you can purchase and stream on Bandcamp. With a host of killer bands we have covered this year such as Graveripper, Krisgrav, VHS, Scarecrow, Lavaborne, Wise Blood has made itself an essential new label for underground metal fans. They also shared a message to fans about the year gone by and what to expect in early 2022. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Scarecrow – Scarecrow II

As with their 2019 full-length debut, Scarecrow’s second full-length album sees the Russian quartet deepen their commitment to a distinctly off-the-cuff, kitchen sink Occult Metal. Scarecrow II (Wise Blood Records) sits on the arcane line between Hard Rock and Heavy Metal best demonstrated by groups like Seventies-era Scorpions and Judas Priest. There are menacing riffs and banshee vocals galore indicative of Classic Metal but also experimental eccentricities that play like holdovers from the Psych Rock era.

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Video Premiere: Sahhr – Slay The Saviour



USBM evil conjurers Sahhr have released their new video ‘Slay The Savior’ from their just released debut self-titled EP. Birthed into the world on Halloween, this California based group is made of members of notable bands such as Skull And Bullets, Dowager, Scarecrow and Unwritten Law. Ghost cult has partnered with our eternally devious comrades over at Earsplit PR for the premiere.

Watch the video below:


The impressive video was Co-Directed by Jamie Phillips & Dale Pavinski for “GORILLA Punk Productions”.

Guitarist Aarsoth says of the video—

“The video was shot in one day in an abandoned warehouse in the ghettos of LA. where a known serial killer had brought victims. There was dried blood and syringes everywhere. We broke in and just shot guerrilla style. It stunk of death, was over 100 degrees..all the cameras stopped working and the candles melted. Several of us were arrested as we finished..brilliant.”


Official Press Release:

With the official unveiling of their debut, self-titled three-track EP looming, Cvlt Nation offers up a taste of “Altar Of Maggots” from Los Angeles blackened death miscreants,SAHHR, for mass consumption.

Written by vocalist Ryllyeh and guitarist Aarsoth and recorded at Lot 54 Studio in Huntington Beach, California by Dylan-James Ehren Brock (Ghost Of Abel, Skull And Bullets, Dowager, Intestinal Buffet), SAHHR combines all the primary rudiments of black metal, death metal and metalcore into an infernal mix of unrepentant audio plague fit for fervent devotees of Watain, 1349, Goatwhore and Lamb Of God.

Relays Ryllyeh of the heinous hymn on deck, “‘Altar Of Maggots’ is a diabolical epic of anger, delivered in a concise, blackened package. An anti-theological anthem shouted to the war gods of old.”

Adds Cvlt Nation, “This song delivers a vastness of filth surround by melodic ghosts head banging to the pound of their grim drums!”

Featuring past and current members of Skull And Bullets, Dowager, Scarecrow and Unwritten Law, SAHHR formed earlier this year by singer/songwriter Ryllyeh. A veteran of the New York City punk and metal scenes since the early 1980s, Ryllyeh’s (AKA-Joe Truck, also a world renowned tattoo artist) past musical endeavors include time spent in ‘80s deathrock bands Scarecrow and Braineaters, the latter of which included ex-Samhain guitarist, Damien. He also plays bass and screams in doom heavyweights-Dowager. Ryllyeh united with guitarist Aarsoth earlier this year and instantly began composing what would become the trio of tracks occupying the EP.

Blackened is the end, but in the case of California’s SAHHR, that doesn’t mean a narrow artistic vision in getting there. Their debut self-titled EP deftly blends an unlikely mix of influences; each track begins in a completely different place than where it ultimately ends… Groove and grimness come together in a very cohesive way here. ‘Blackened’ can allow for far more experimentation and exploration of influences than committing fully to the corpse-painted antics of full-on black metal, and SAHHR are throwing an exciting combination of sounds at the wall. Luckily, all of it sticks, and we’re eager to hear where this band takes their sonic assault in the future.” – Metal Insider

Sahhr will be released digitally on October 31st, 2014 at THIS LOCATION and on CD via Domestic Genocide in November. A host of special Halloween in Hell.