Card Payments Accepted!

Credit and debit cards can now be accepted in the web-store! It’s a very simple process, simply checkout as normal and tick the ‘terms and conditions’ box and then your purchase will be processed as normal. Tests have been done and this new process is working well now. There is a full list of ‘terms and conditions’ on the ‘About’ page should you wish to read through them all.

Human Mycosis Art Revelaed

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Here is is guys! The cover art for the label’s next release from Human Mycosis

[UKEM-CD-034] Human Mycosis – Pile Pillow Pinkeye

Featuring 4 tracks of death/grind madness:
1. Lawnmower organ donor
2. Skidmarks on my pillow
3. Treehouse porn stash
4. Too many cocks spoil the muff

Final mixes are currently being worked on now! A ‘teaser’ track will be posted up in due course, but initial test mix tracks are sounding great!
As promised, there is silliness abound – that said, the music is sounding punishing…be prepared!

New Digital Release

Very pleased to announce that UKEM Records will be releasing the brand new single ‘Cosmic Dreams’ from progressive death/thrash outfit Cryptic Shift!!!

CRYPTIC SHIFT LOGOThis new single will be a ‘digital only’ release on Friday 28th April and will be available to stream/download via the labels bandcamp page HERE as well as all the usual online platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, Googleplay etc.

cover_webIf you are not familiar with the band, they incorporate a unique blend of brutal grooves, high speed riffs and gruesome sci-fi elements, inspired by the likes of Death, Voivod, Morbid Angel and Revocation.

Cryptic Shift bandHaving recently supported Vektor on their recent UK/Ireland tour, plans are now underway for European live dates!

New Distribution Agreement

In a deal agreed yesterday, I am very pleased to confirm that UKEM Records is now the ‘Official UK Distributor’ for the mighty Sevared Records!!

sevared-records-logo_largeThis means i will now be bringing all of the labels new releases into the UK as well as re-stocking selected older titles.
Having traded with Barrett and Sevared Records for some years this is a step up in our partnership and Barrett seems as excited as i am for this new venture.
First of the new titles to come in are albums from Horde Casket and Dying, two extremely brutal new albums. Both are now available to order from the store using the links below (click on the cover art to order)

DYING- No Mercy For Us

More news on new releases coming soon!

Distribution Agreement

In a deal agreed yesterday, I am very pleased to confirm that UKEM Records is now the ‘Official UK Distributor’ for the mighty Comatose Music!!
This means i will now be bringing all of the labels new releases into the UK as well as re-stocking selected older titles.
Having traded with Steve and Comatose for some years this is a step up in our partnership and Steve seems as excited as i am for this new venture.
First of the new titles to come in are albums from Aborted Fetus and Antropofagus, two extremely brutal new albums. Both are now available to order from the store (click on the cover art to order)

Antropofagus - Methods of Resurrection Through Evisceration


Details of more new releases to come in will follow soon!
Thank you for your support!!!

New Signing Announced

UKEM Records are very pleased to announce the signing of Cornwall based death metal band HUMAN MYCOSIS!!


Having heard the band’s debut e.p. ‘Scattsville’, I knew it was a band that would sit very well on the label’s roster, but it was their appearance at this year’s ‘UKEM: Disciples of Extremity’ all-dayer that really affirmed my determination to have them on the label, having put in an absolutely punishing and devastating performance, gaining praise from many in attendance that day. The band has honed their live performances supporting the likes of Unfathomable Ruination, Desecration, Inebrious Incarnate, Warpath, Monolithian, Warcrab and Ascaris.


We are set to release the band’s second (as yet untitled) e.p. later in 2017. For a taste of what you can can expect, head over and take a listen to the song ‘Foaming At The Muff’ from their debut release: HERE

Please also head over to their Facebook page and hit the like button: HERE

New Death metal finally back on the label – feels very good! Hopefully everyone else thinks the same!!!

Bloodstock 2017 tickets

Planning on attending this years Bloodstock Festival? UKEM Records is a BOA affiliate which means you can purchase tickets for the festival via our affiliate link! The link takes you to the normal ticket ordering site and is registered to UKEM. Simply click on the banner to be directed to the Bloodstock ticket site!

New Solitary Album


Very pleased to reveal the cover art for the forthcoming album from thrash metal band Solitary which has been produced by Andy Pilkington at Very Metal Art.

Release is set for Friday 3rd March and will be available as a cd digi-pack, shirt/cd package deal and digital download.

Titled “The Diseased Heart of Society” and featuring 10 tracks of aggressive UK thrash metal, the genre has never sounded more potent and powerful than it does in the hands of the UK’s Solitary. Adding that final touch of class, Stan Havard from friends Xentrix laid down some blistering guest lead guitar work!!!

Track Listing:
1.Blackened Skies
3.Trigger Point Atrocity
4.Anthem Of Regret
5.Architects Of Shame
6.The Diseased Heart Of Society
8.The Words Define
9.The Edge Of Violence
10.Humanity’s Decline

Legendary producer Simon Efemey (Amorphis, Paradise Lost, Napalm Death etc) was brought on board to ensure the perfect sound, which he has achieved hands down!

If you havent heard the ‘teaser’ track, head over to youtube and take a listen, the lyric video also produced by Andy at Very Metal Art: HERE

Links are now active for pre-orders, with package deals limited to just 50!

New Signing Announced


UKEM records are pleased to welcome extreme thrash band SOLITARY to the labels roster!!

We are set to release the bands brand new album in March 2017. For a first taste of what to expect from the album that is destined to redefine just how good British thrash metal can be, check out the savage new digital single, ‘Unidentified’ which is available for download from today, from the band’s Bandcamp page:


A powerful new video has also been created to support the single, in conjunction with Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art, who supplied the latest artwork for thrash legends Flotsam & Jetsam. Check it out here:

Speaking about the new deal with UKEM, Solitary front man Rich Sherrington commented…
We are all very proud of the songs on this album, so it was essential that we signed to a label with the same level of enthusiasm – and with UKEM we have found the perfect match. Having been on UK labels previously we were keen for that to continue and having UKEM join our existing team of metal brothers can only mean that more people will get to hear and experience our metal.”


2017 promises to be an incredible year for Solitary as they forge ahead in partnership with UKEM. Along with the release of the album there will be a host of prestigious live shows with a prime slot at Hammerfest and playing alongside UK thrash stalwarts Acid Reign, in London, already confirmed.
Watch this space for updates…

Wretched Soul – More Release Details announced!


Very pleased to announce that the release date for ‘The Ghost Road’ from Wretched Soul will be Friday 2nd December. The album will be available in the following formats:

CD Digi-Pack | CD Digi-Pack & Shirt Package Deal | Digital.

European distribution and worldwide digital distribution is once again via Plastic Head.

Cover art is via renowned artist Dan Goldsworthy (Accept, Hell, Sylosis etc.) – im sure you will agree that it is a stunning cover and definitely suits the bands style perfectly!

There are 8 tracks in total, all of which absolutely slay!

1-Necromancer (0:00)
2-War Wolf (4:45)
3-The Silent God (8:53)
4-The Great Destroyer (13:49)
5-Bury The Heretic (18:02)
6-I am The Thunderer (23:14)
7-We made The Gods (28:24)
8-The Ghost Road (33:03)

If you havent heard the preview track ‘War Wolf’ already then head over to the labels bandcamp page and take a listen: HERE

Digi-packs are available to pre-order now HERE
However, the exclusive CD & Shirt package deal will be available very soon, the shirt featuring the cover art and limited to 50 packages, so if your’e interested in the shirt and cd, hang fire – the link will be available very soon!!

Finally, please share this post, spread the good news!!!

New Signing Announced!

UKEM Records are extremely pleased to welcome to the roster Blackened Heavy metal outfit WRETCHED SOUL. Following periods of relentless gigging around the UK, the band has honed an exciting and unique sound all its own, with their potent melding of Death, Thrash, Black and Traditional Heavy Metal offering brutality and melody in equal measure.


The band has quickly gained an international reputation for their intense and genuinely engaging live shows; participating in tours with Onslaught, Nervosa, Orange Goblin, Savage Messiah, Vreid, Mercenary, Omnium Gatherum, Brutal Truth, Extreme Noise Terror, 1349 and Taake, among others as well as appearances at Bloodstock and Incineration Festival.


Penned in for a late 2016 release, UKEM Records will release their brand new album entitled ‘The Ghost Road’ which was Recorded and Produced by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest’s “Painkiller”, Black Sabbath, King Diamond, Exodus etc) and was Mastered by Dan Swanö (Opeth, Dissection, Katatonia etc) and this is the first time that these two legendary producers have worked together on the same recording, the results are an old-school vibe with modern power!

Artwork, full track listing and release date announcements will follow in due course.

This is an extremely exciting addition to the label roster and once again marks a positive step forward in the labels development and growth.

Head over to the bands Facebook page and give them a like:

For a sample of what to expect from the album, head over the label souncloud page and take a listen to ‘War Wolf’:

Loyalty Scheme Launched

The decision has been taken to launch a customer loyalty scheme, used as a ‘thank you‘ to everyone that shops in the webstore. It’s a very basic scheme in that for every order placed points are earned. Once a customer reaches 10 points they are entitled to a FREE cd with a value of anything up to £10. If you are a vinyl collector, save your points up and when you get to 20 points, chose a FREE vinyl!

The software installed into the store keeps a count of points earned each time a customer buys from the store, so its going to be very easy. I will also ensure that every customers points total is being counted  correctly and kept up to date.

Even if you don’t realise you have reached a total which earns a FREE title, don’t worry, you will be contacted via email reminding you that you can chose your FREE item

This is brand new and is a work in progress so i will be developing things in the coming weeks. Hopefully there wont be any ‘teething problems’, but if there are I will endeavour to resolve any issue immediately.

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to email: [email protected]

Thank you for your continued support and Happy Collecting!

Northern Oak Pre-Order!

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The labels next release is now available to pre-order!

[UKEM-CD-029] Nothern Oak – Triptych
Released: 26.08.16
Format: Glossy Digi-Pack CD
Pre-Order: HERE
Bonus Material **

Track List:
1 – The Court of Owls
2 – Ellan Vannin
3 – A Portrait
4 – The Court of Owls (Instrumental)
5 – Ellan Vannin (Instrumental)
6 – A Portrait (Instrumental)
7 – Greensleeves (Re-Mixed)**
8 – In These Hills (2012 Re-Mix)**
9 – Castles (2014 Demo)**
10 – Taken (Live)**

Fantastic black metal with massive folk influences that also incorporates traditional instruments such as flutes! For a preview, head over the the label’s Soundcloud page and take a listen: HERE

New Release Announcement

UKEM Records are very pleased to announce that we will be releasing ‘Triptych’ by folk/black metallers Northern Oak!! Originally planned as a digital only release via a Kickstarter campaign, a physical release will now see the light of day for those that prefer physical copies! This release was a ‘fond farewell’ to their fans, being the bands last release before they decided to call it a day sadly.

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No release date has been set, but the layout is already being worked on and will be released as a glossy digi-pack and will also feature some very special ‘bonus material’ to set it aside from the digital version and make this release that more bit unique. Also featured will be the three original tracks (24 minutes worth of music!!) alongside instrumental versions of each track.
If you haven’t heard these fantastic songs, head over to label soundcloud page and have a listen to the featured track here:

Release date will be scheduled very soon, so keep an eye out on the label page for more information. Very much looking forward to this release having been a fan of the band for many years now!
Both of their previous releases are available in the webstore now, so if you haven’t got them, support the band and grab a copy!

Unholy Sedition on Vinyl!

CD DigiPak 4 Panel 1 Tray

Statement from Cavernous Records:

Cavernous Records is proud to announce that we will be releasing the vinyl version of the ‘Unholy Sedition’ full length by purveyors of hateful black metal,Burial recently released on cd by UKEM Records. The recording is currently being remastered for vinyl by Luca Martello at H-Soundmusic and is scheduled for an August release.

Cavernous Records Facebook: HERE

This is extremely good news for both the band and the label. Pre-Order information will be posted online soon!

First Tape Release!

In another first for the label, we can now reveal that we will be releasing our first ever tape release! [UKEM-MC-001] This first release will be from Atmospheric Black Metal band Exsequor. ‘For The Fallen’ was originally a self-release CD, but now we are set to give this fantastic e.p. the label release it truly deserves! Release date is set for the 27th May.

Exsequor Cover

Limited to 100 units, the tapes will come in two variations, one yellow tape and one red tape. Side A will feature the ‘For The Fallen’ e.p. with Side B featuring the bands previously unreleased demo. Included in the booklet artwork will be an exclusive download discount code which will offer 50% OFF the original download price!

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Both colour tapes are available on their own, or there is the option to buy both colour tapes at a fantastic package price. All three options are available HERE

New Burial album

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Very pleased to reveal the details for the labels next release!! Featuring 10 tracks of scathing and hate-filled black metal – for fans of Tsjuder and (early) Satyricon.

Burial – Unholy Sedition
Release Date: 29.04.16

Track List:
1. Infernal Spirit
2. Malevolent Possession
3. Satanic Immolation
4. Coven of Death
5. Nothing Awaits
6. Defile The Sacrament
7. Cast To The Flames
8. Beyond Redemption
9. Devoured By The Earth
10. Nun Fucking Black Metal

Format: Digi-Pack CD | Shirt | CD&Shirt Package Deal

Burial - Package deal

Pre-order Here:


Listen to a ‘teaser’ track: HERE

New Signing Announced

UKEM Records are extremely pleased to announced that renowned UK black metal band Reign Of Erebus are back and has joined the roster!!


A statement from the band reads as follows;
After a 10 year absence U.K. Black metal band Reign of Erebus are back! Founding member and vocalist/bassist Cthonian has picked up the “reign’s” once again and is now working on a set with new members (the new line up in this unholy trinity is Cthonian on vocals/bass, Cinis on guitar and Shaun ‘Chaotic’ Black on drums). As well as songs from both the bands critically acclaimed albums ‘Humanracist and ‘The Inversion Principle’ the new line up is also working on new material which closely follows the ethos of the pure black metal rage that the band emanated a decade ago”.

photologo1It is this new material that UKEM Records are set to release, featuring five or six tracks on an as yet untitled ‘come back’ e.p. A Summer 2016 release is anticipated, in both digi-pack and digital formats. Very exciting news for both the band and the label!

To Celebrate this union we will also be releasing the exclusive ‘Coat of Arms’ short sleeve shirt – pre-order information will be available soon!

Head over the bands facebook page and hit like: Here

A new age of black metal is upon us!

Winter Sale Now On!


winter sale 2015Our biggest ever Winter Sale is now on! Featuring hundreds of titles all with 35% OFF. Visit the store and grab some festive bargains! The code can be used as many times as you want – tell your friends about it!

New Signing Announced

Burial Band photo

We very pleased to welcome to the UKEM Records roster Manchester based black/death metallers BURIAL. Initial discussions had taken place regarding the band joining the label some months ago. However, having witnessed the band’s devastating live performance at this year’s Byker Grave Festival (Newcastle), the decision for the band to join the roster was sealed that night! Burial are currently in the final stages of recording/mastering a brand new album which will be released in 2016 by UKEM Records, date to be confirmed.

Head over to the bands facebook page and give them a like Here


If youre not familiar with the band’s sound, take a listen (their sound has definitely become a lot tighter since ‘Beneath The Light’ was recorded) Here

Copies of this fantastic album are available via the label web-store Here

If you didn’t know, 2 of the 3 members of Burial are also in Wolfbastard, who are also on the label, so the great working relationship continues! 2016 is going to be a great year!!!