Wretched Soul – More Release Details announced!

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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.

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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.

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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: https://www.facebook.com/wretchedsoul/

For a sample of what to expect from the album, head over the label souncloud page and take a listen to ‘War Wolf’: https://soundcloud.com/ukem-records

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: info@ukemrecords.co.uk

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:
https://soundcloud.com/ukem-records/northern-oak-a-portrait

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! Visit:www.ukemrecords.co.uk/store

Unholy Sedition on Vinyl!

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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.

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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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**NEW RELEASE INFORMATION**
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.

[UKEM-CD-028]
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

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Pre-order Here:

CD DIGI-PACK: HERE
CD & SHIRT PACKAGE: 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!!

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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!

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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

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**NEW BAND ANNOUNCEMENT**
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

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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!!!

New Sub-Label & Signing announced

Big new announcement in that i have decided to create a ‘sub-label’ for UKEM Records. I have resurrected Hells Hammer (the old distro name) to form Hell’s Hammer Music.

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The aim of this sub-label is to hunt down international bands from the extreme metal underground and give them a release! There is a fecabook page, Here but its going to be a while before anything of great substance is added with regards to updates, signings etc. Be great if everyone can head over and give it a like!

**FIRST SIGNING ANNOUNCED**

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Hell’s Hammer Music are extremely pleased to announce the signing of black metal band PERSECUTORY. Hailing from Istanbul, Turkey, these three demons (TYRANNIC PROFANATOR (Vocals), INFECTIOUS TORMENT (Guitars & Bass), SEISMIC (Drums) engage in an extremely harsh brand of black metal. As the band them-selves quote “An impious trio decided to play morbid & malignant black thrash metal by keeping the perversion, death, chaos and SATANISM”. The band’s debut e.p. “Perversion Feeds Our Force” will be unleashed to the masses in early 2016 in both digi-pack and digital format. Prepare for Chaos!

Band Facebook Page: Here

Listen to a song from the e.p: Here

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FREE cd’s **OFFER EXTENDED**

We have decided to extend the offer of the FREE cd’s for another week so that people who  get paid on the last day of the month can take advantage of this fantastic offer. So this promotion now ends on Sunday 4th October!

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Even better is that with every order, not only will you receive your FREE ‘Surprise’ cd’s but there will also be a FREE Omnipotent Hysteria cd in every order! Please note that we have been ‘matching genres’ for the FREE cd’s. So if your order is mainly death metal, the FREE cd’s you will receive will be death metal etc..

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Click on the trolley to visit the store

Exsequor release put on hold

Unfortunately the planned release from Exsequor has been put on hold indefinitely. Gutted about this, but the man behind the band has his reasons. We have spoken today and are in mutual agreement that its the right thing to do for now. I am still hoping that a release will go ahead sometime in the future, but for now, the release in on hold. Whilst speaking to Drew (the man behind the band) he said “I have two new songs written, one of them being the strongest material I have written to date“, so hopefully, sometime in the future, UKEM will bring you a new release from  Exsequor. Watch this space!

Wolfbastard Pre-Orders

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Our new release from Wolfbastard is now available to pre-order! It is the labels first digi-pack release in around three years and the design is looking fantastic! Featuring twelve tracks of D-Beat black metal, the band take their influence from the likes of Discharge, Darkthrone, Natterfrost and Tsjuder. Released on 02.10.15, you can get your copy here: Order Here

Mörti Viventi – Second Pressing!

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We are very pleased to confirm that arrangements have now been made to produce a second pressing of the fantastic thrash metal album The Day The Dead Returned… This album was the labels fastest selling release to date and demand for copies has meant a second pressing was inevitable!

Release for the second press has been set for 21.08.15 and pre-orders are available now by clicking on the album art. If you missed out on the first pressing, this is a fantastic opportunity to finally get your hands on a copy…be quick, copies are limited!!

European Distribution

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Some good news for the label and our bands/releases. I have today agreed a distribution deal with Plastic Head that will see our currently available releases and future releases distributed throughout Europe. It’s another step in the right direction hopefully and will help spread the name of the label, the bands and of UK extreme metal in general….

Releases from Primitive Graven Image, Consecration and Angmaer will be the first titles made available with the new titles from Dawn of Chaos and Wolfbastard following on shortly!

New Signing Announced

HAIL FUCKING SATAN – DRINK FUCKING BEER!
UKEM Records are very pleased to announce the addition to the UKEM Records roster of D-Beat black metal band Wolfbastard. We are set to release the band’s self-titled debut full length album within the coming weeks/months (UKEM-CD-027).

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Featuring members of Manchester black/death metal band BURIAL, Wolfbastard have a sound forged from the grimness of black metal and the rhythms of the crust/punk scene. The band have gained a reputation for having a unique sound and a devastating live performance. It is that unique sound that brought the band to the labels attention. Wolfbastard are fully prepared to bring you Beers, Nuns, Kebabs and Satan! Head over to the bands Facebook page and show your support by giving them a like:https://www.facebook.com/dbeatblackmetal

New Dawn of Chaos track

Here it is, the first full teaser track from the forthcoming Dawn of Chaos album ‘The Need To Feed’. Artwork has now been signed off and we are preparing a release date. Cover art and full track listing will be revealed very soon!

New Release Announced

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Ukem Records are very pleased to announce that we will be releasing the full length album from north east brutal death metallers (and sadly now split up) Dawn of Chaos. Entitled ‘The Need To Feed’, ex-vocalist Paul explains more about the release…..

The album ‘The Need to Feed’ began writing in the year of 2010, and after several years of restructuring, demoing, and pre-tracking alongside The Axis of Perditions Brooke Johnson, Dawn of Chaos eventually entered Priory Studios alongside Esoterics Greg Chandler in September 2012. Unfortunately due to my departure the album (other than an online release) never officially got released as a physical copy. Several discussions amongst ex-members occurred with regards to a self release, however unfortunately nothing materialised, until Chris from UKEM contacted me with regards to releasing the album. We came to the conclusion that it was a shame to have a piece of material which nearly 2 years of extreme dedication and craftsmanship never got the release it deserved. It would also be a shame for a band to have such longevity within the UK death metal scene and never have an official album released. Therefore, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to Chris for giving us this opportunity and allowing the album to serve as thank you for everyone’s support over the years and also as a final swansong to the legacy of the band“.

anyone familiar with the UK extreme metal underground will know that the band were very well respected as well as extremely hard working, so its a great pleasure to be putting this album out. I was sent the promo to UKEM HQ when the album was complete and instantly saw the huge improvement the band had made with this recording, the whole album is utterly punishing and a monstrous slab of brutal death metal. No release date has been set, but we will be revealing artwork and teaser tracks in the coming weeks and months!