Due to the Facebook ‘bots’ associating one of the label’s bands with a band of the same name being linked to the far right, they mistakenly thought i supported the far right band and blocked my personal profile, therefore losing control of both UKEM pages.
It has been an utter nightmare getting back onto Facebook and starting to build everything up from scratch, but it had to be done! So, if you follow either UKEM Records or UNITED KINGDOM EXTREME METAL on Facebook, new pages have been sent up
UKEM Records is very pleased to announce that black metal band SKULLTHRONE has joined it’s ranks in an ever growing and varied roster!
Formed in Poland, but now based in London, the band plays an extremely harsh and brutal form of black metal while incorporating some slight melodic elements. We are set to release the bands second full-length album ‘Thirteen Years of Chaos’ having beaten off labels from Poland and the USA. Head over the bands page and click on the like button: https://www.facebook.com/skullthroneband/
The promo track ‘The Devil And I’ is now streaming over on the labels YouTube channel. Head over and check it out:
SKULLTHRONE bring a new element to UKEM Records and we’re very excited to have these guys on board and look forward to everyone’s thoughts on the promo track and album once released. Full track listing and pre-order information will be available soon!
Very pleased to announce that black metal newcomers ANTE-INFERNO has joined the label’s roster! We are set to release the bands debut full length album ‘Fane’ on Friday 1st May. Featuring 7 tracks of atmospheric black metal, this debut opus will definitely appeal to fans of Drudkh, Winterfylleth, Windswept etc…
We will release the album initially on colour LP, CD and digital with a tape and tape box set follow with pre-orders being available at 5pm, tomorrow, Tuesday 4th February. Head over to the bands facebook page and give them a like: https://www.facebook.com/ANTEINFERNO/
For a taste of what to expect from the album, head over to the label’s youtube page and check out the brand new track ‘Worship’. Remember to also subscribe to the label’s YouTube channel.
Having exclusively distributed the band’s debut two track e.p ‘A Dream of The Devil’ extremely successfully, we were very happy to receive an email asking if the label would be interested in releasing this debut album….there was an instant reply of Yes!! Negotiations took place and here we are! Copies of the debut ep are still available HERE or if you prefer digital you can stream/download it HERE
Logo shirts will be made available very soon, so keep an eye out on the Facebook page for updates! Ante-Inferno offer another strong addition to the labels growing roster and hopefully everyone else will be in agreement? A full promotional campaign is planned via Imperative PR so keep an eye out for updates via them also!
UKEM Records are very pleased to welcome the label’s roster Manchester based death metal band After The Abduction! We are set to release the bands debut full length album ‘Cracked And Bled’ on 27th March 2020.
Bringing ATA into UKEM Records adds a new and fresh dimension to the labels roster as the bands brand of death metal incorporates technical elements akin to the likes of Dying Fetus, something the label hasn’t really offered….until now! Please head over to their page and give them a like HERE
The track ‘Blood’ from their debut album is now being streamed over on the label’s youtube channel, head over and give it a listen
The Cover art is quite unique for a death metal band of this calibre, that can also be viewed on the YouTube channel, check it out and let us know what you think! Needless to say, its great to have ATA on board and its great to be releasing death metal again, 2020 is shaping up to be a brutal one! Pre-Orders will be available next weekend!!!
UKEM Records are very pleased to welcome to the label’s roster the epic Viking Metal duo Sleipnir!! The band has agreed to join the label on a two album deal and we are set to release the first of a two part concept album in 2020 entitled ‘By The Blood Of Odin: Part1 – Midgard’ which features eight tracks of amazingly epic Viking Metal, clocking in at 72 minutes long!
Please head over to the bands page and give them a like HERE
There is a new song ‘Life in The Shield Wall’ streaming now over on the labels YouTube channel and is the shortest song on the entire album, clocking in at six minutes! Listen Below….
Cover Art is currently being commissioned and will be
revealed as soon as it is ready and we will then announce full track listing,
release date and pre-orders.
On agreeing the deal, both members commented “UKEM were one of our first-choice labels for our next release. Yours is a well-respected true underground metal label” and it’s great to have this amazing band on board. If you want to listen to their previous album, ‘Oaths Sworn In Blood And Mead’ it is streaming in full over on the UKEM YouTube channel
SUNDAY: We will be announcing another new addition the label’s
roster, this time a death metal band!!!
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