Very proud to announce that Algerian black metal band BERZEK has joined UKEM Records for the release of their debut album ‘The Hollow World’. This is the first time the label has put out a release dedicated to an overseas band only. Being a one-man band, ‘Havoc’ has performed all aspects of this album and has truly shown what a fantastic black metal musician he really is!
‘The Hollow World’ features six anthems that spawn’s destruction over 38 minutes and shows a true contempt for everyone and everything! Release is set for early 2020 and will be a double tape release (plus world-wide digital) with UK and Algerian tape editions, both featuring different artwork. Plans are in place to have both versions in one fantastic limited-edition box set with extras!
Check out the title track ‘The Hollow World’
Head over the band’s facebook page and give it a like HERE
Let us know what you think of the track, it would be great to get some feedback on the label’s first ever unique non-uk release!
Full release details and pre-order info will follow soon!
here it is, a preview of the forthcoming split release from Vegard and Cursed Scrolls.
For those interested in the Vegard side, it features 3 previously unheard versions of songs from the album ‘Call From The Forest’ but with different drums and production as only Count Vornok performed on these tracks.
Cursed Scrolls play a very harsh and primitive form of Black Metal. Limited to 25 copies, 10 of which will be an exclusive ‘Collectors Edition’.
I am very pleased to welcome to the UKEM Records roster black metal band AUBZAGL. Formed in 2016, their line up features ex-members of Narayana, Gets Worse and Send More Paramedics among others.
Having only being released digitally, UKEM Records are set to release their debut e.p. ‘Eilífa Kuldinn’ on tape with a view to a cd release featuring bonus material. ‘Eilífa Kuldinn’ leans heavily towards a mix of old school, traditional and second wave black metal, mixed with a more hardcore and thrash background, completed by elements of ambient noise and epic heavy atmospheres. Fans of early Gorgoroth, Celeste, Wolves In The Throne Room, Craft, Dissection, Tsjuder etc will find something to enjoy here!
The band have been getting amazing reviews from this debut release: – “Aubzagl has not only a clear understanding of the current state of the style, but they have the sight to try something different and the talent to pull it off” – “…rages onward with razor sharp riffing tearing through the atmosphere-laden back drop” – “The tracks are very well written, clearly these are very accomplished musicians, as everything is beautifully performed” – “Fast pace driven by ominous black metal guitars, blasting drums and ethereal growling. Lyrics wise, it’s all what a bm enthusiast is looking for!!”
Please welcome them to the label and keep an eye out for further updates soon!!!
Very pleased to announce that UKEM Records will be releasing a fantastic split tape release from Vegard (UK) and Cursed Scrolls (ESP). Titled ‘Through Forests Where Pagan Blood Flows’, this is the first time this split release will see a European physical release.
For those interested in the Vegard side, it features 3 previously unheard versions of songs from the album ‘Call From The Forest’ but with different drums and production as only Count Vornok performed on these tracks. Cursed Scrolls play a very harsh and primitive form of Black Metal. Limited to 25 copies, 10 of which will be an exclusive ‘Collectors Edition’.
More details and pre-order info will follow very soon!
We are no longer able to accept paypal payments due to a breach of their terms and conditions (brand) apparently. I have lodged an appeal, but to say i am devastated in an understatement. We can still accept all card payments, but this is going to have a huge impact on the label. It will take a few days to hear if my appeal has been successful – i fear the worst though, as this has been happening to a lot of labels and bands recently. So card payments are accepted as are BACS (Bank Transfer). Both payment options are extremely secure.
More info will be posted when we hear back from Paypal regarding the appeal. I do fear the appeal will fall on deaf ears though.
I am very pleased to welcome to the label’s roster black metal band Wolves In Exile Having been sent some demo tracks (from the bands forthcoming album) I was so impressed that the decision to want them on the label was an easy one!
UKEM Records will released the bands debut album on cd in late 2019 with a tape release to follow in 2020. If you are not familiar with the band head over to their page: https://www.facebook.com/WolvesInExile/
Until fully finished tracks are available, please head over to the labels youtube channel and check out the demo song ‘The Ancient Red Lake’ for a taste of what to expect: https://youtu.be/dS5-_lzXCmk
Give them a like on their page and welcome them to UKEM Records!!!
I am very pleased to welcome to the UKEM Records roster black metal band Deadwood-Lake !!!
The band are relative newcomers to the UK extreme metal scene but have set about gaining a very impressive reputation both through the bands two e.ps and one full length album and intense live performances.
Those familiar with the band will know the tragic circumstances under which the band was formed with the brother of Bruce (Bass/Vocals) being killed in a car accident and with this being the focus of the band’s lyrics and music. Having lost a brother myself to a motorbike accident, I can relate to the band on all levels so it’s great to get them on board!!
UKEM is set to release the bands second full length later in 2019 and demo tracks for this album are already being prepared. To celebrate the band joining the label we have brought into the store two of their most recent releases:
With another black metal band joining the roster, Deadwood Lake have strengthened what the label already has to offer and will represent the label well through numerous planned live performances, one of which is Warhorns Festival 2019 where they will join fellow label mates Agrona!!!
I am very pleased to welcome to the label roster one man back metal band Vegard.
Having attained success on major labels in the past, ‘Count Vornok’ wishes to remain anonymous for this new project.
Atmospheric black metal that dwells menacingly in the forest only, the bands online presence will be via this page and this page only – expect no band social media whatsoever.
More details of merch and release will follow in the coming weeks!
That’s right, four years after it’s original release on CD, the thrash metal masterpiece that is ‘The Day The Dead Returned…‘ is finally available on tape!!
Limited to 100 units (50x Red and 50x Blue) this is a must for all thrash fans! Note that if you are a collector there is a cheaper package price for both colours!
If you are in any doubt as to how good this album truly is, listen HERE
To pre-order your copy, click on the image below to be take to the webstore
UKEM Records are proud to announce we will be (jointly) releasing our first ever International band – on vinyl. Full release details:
Just one year after the release of their latest album, 2017’s You Owe, You Pay, long-running Switzerland-based slamming brutal death metal crew Carnal Decay is primed to unleash more gory rampaging music on July 20th. The group is proud to announce their forthcoming EP, When Push Comes To Shove, a 7-Inch vinyl format release.
When Push Comes To Shove will see release on Friday, July 20th through Rising Nemesis Records, along with a concurrent release through several labels from all over the globe including UKEM Records, Nice To Eat You Records, Sevared Records, Fat Tub Of Lard Records, Brutal Mind and Pathologically Explicit Recordings. If heavy as hell brutality and an itch for nasty slams are what you crave, When Push Comes To Shove will more than please you.
Fans of Ingested, Dying Fetus, Gorgasm, Acranius, Analepsy, and Vulvodynia will find much to enjoy on When Push Comes To Shove.
You can check out an extended teaser video for When Push Comes To Shove here:
When Push Comes To Shove EP track listing:
1. “When Push Comes To Shove”
2. “Food For Thought” (feat. Igor Fil of Katalepsy)
3. “We All Bleed Red”
Pre-Order links will be available soon for Limited Edition red vinyl, standard black vinyl and a package deal for both colours!
We now taking orders for the second full length album ‘Graveyard Sessions‘ from D-Beat Black Metal sicko’s Wolfbastard.
Featuring 13 tracks of utter sickness, the band has once again delivered a truly memorable and devastating album.
Release is set for Friday 13th July and will be available in the following formats:
CD Digi-Pack | Digital
To pre-order your copy visit: HERE
Head over to the label’s YouTube, click subscribe and take a listen to a brand new song ‘Show Us Where You Piss From‘
Wolfbastard have really upped their game here so don’t miss out, pre-order to support this new release!!!!
**NEW BAND ANNOUNCEMENT**
UKEM RECORDS are very pleased to welcome death metal band SUBSERVIENCE to the label roster! The band contacted me not long ago and after giving their last album, ‘Forest of The Impaled’ a listen, the decision to ask them to come on board was an easy one! Bringing Subservience to the label will definitely strengthen the roster and add different dimension to the bands we currently have.
Metal hammer recently quoted “[Subservience] mix modern advances in extremity with classic death metal brutality. Think Bolt Thrower fans who love Gojira, then add nastiness” so expect good things! If you are in any doubt, head over to the bands bandcamp page and check it out: HERE
Work has already begun on the follow up to ‘Forest of The Impaled’ with an expected release date set for late 2018, needless to say, if it be an ep or album, it will be utterly crushing! If you want to check out the bands music video, head over to youtube and hit the like button: HERE
Please also head over to the bands page and show your support by clicking like: HERE