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
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!!
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!
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).
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
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!
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!
We are very pleased to announce that death/grind monsters Necrogrinder have re-joined UKEM Records!! We are set to release their debut full length album some time in 2016 (date tbc). Having released their very successful e.p. ‘The Bunty Man’ we know that their full length album is going to be an absolute monster, full of blasts, slams and guttural extremity. The band are currently putting the finishing touches to a split release with Tintagel. Once complete we’re sure the band wont take long to get into writing mode for the album. If you havent heard the band already, check out the brutal offering that is ‘Compostmortem’ (taken from ‘The Bunty Man’ e.p.)
More details on the release will follow in due course. Very happy that this is our first fully confirmed release for next year!
**NEW BAND ANNOUNCEMENT** We are very pleased to announce the addition to the UKEM Records roster of black metal band ANGMAER. We are set to release the band’s debut full length album ‘Towards Darkness’ Paradise’…..a maelstrom of harsh yet melodic black metal, bringing together a mix of faster Swedish influenced black / death metal and slower Norwegian black metal.
The band’s ice cold output is sure to please all fans of black metal. Head over to the bands Facebook page and show your support by giving them a like:https://www.facebook.com/AngmaerBlackMetal No release date for the album has been set, but expect an announcement soon as it will be our next release (UKEM-CD-025) Another one man band for the labels roster!
MORTI VIVENTI – THE DAY THE DEAD RETURNED…. The zombie apocalypse has finally arrived! Run for cover, the new album from Morti Viventi is streaming in full (and available to download) a week before the official release date of 14th February. Those wanting to download the full album can get it at a cheaper price for this week only as well. Prepare yourselves and listen here: https://ukemrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-day-the-dead-returned
Pre-orders for cd’s have gone amazingly well, and this albums has becomes the labels best selling release (based on numbers purchased through pre-orders) to date, a fantastic achievement for this one man thrash metal maniac! Those still wanting a cd, please be quick as there aren’t many available left now, get yours here: http://www.ukemrecords.co.uk/product/morti-viventi-the-day-the-dead-returned/
Our next release, Morti Viventi – The Day The Dead Returned, and first for 2015, is now available on pre-order (release date has been set for 14.02.15). Morti Viventi offers up seven tracks of zombie obsessed thrash metal.
**NEW BAND ANNOUNCEMENT** UKEM Records are very pleased to announce that Newcastle based death metal band FED TO THE BOARS have joined our roster! With a sound firmly rooted in Swedish old school death metal, this four piece is a great addition to the label and will definitely appeal to fans of (old) Entombed, Grave, Dismember etc.
We are set to release a yet to be titled e.p later in 2015. Songs are already being written, so prepare for even more crushing old school death metal of the highest qulaity! Head over to the bands page and show your support:
As part of our Winter Sale, the £5 PROMO is back! As the title suggests, all items in our Winter Sale are priced at £5 and under. There is limited stock of all the items featured, but we will be adding more as titles run out. The Sale will run for 5 weeks and is due to end on Monday 12th January – so there is plenty of time to grab a bargain or two! The promotion allows us to clear some older titles and overstocks to make way for newer titles in 2015!
In another first for the label, we are very pleased to announce that we have signed a thrash band! Please welcome to the UKEM roster Mörti Viventi, a one man thrash metal tyrant based in Lincolnshire. The band has recently released his debut album, THE DAY THE DEAD RETURNED, on-line digitally and it has received an overwhelmingly positive response, receiving great reviews.
We are set to release this fantastic album on cd in early 2015! Thrash metal that incorporates some elements of death metal with some slight leanings towards industrial metal, THE DAY THE DEAD RETURNED is a powerful album that is going to set the UK trash metal scene alight!
Here it is! The cover art for the forthcoming album ‘Ephemerality’ from Consecration. The album will feature 8 tracks of crushing old school death / doom metal. Set for a December release, this will be our most ambitious release to date, featuring a 16 page booklet packed full of even more great art!
For a hint of what you can expect from the album, have a listen to the bands track ‘Echoes Of The Dead’ here: https://soundcloud.com/ukem-records/consecration-echoes-of-the
HERE IT IS!! Brand new track from old school death/doom metallers Consecration. ‘The Visitant’ will appear on the bands forthcoming full length album ‘Ephemerality’ due out in December 2014! Artwork for the album is currently being worked on and this … Continue reading →
We are very pleased to announce that the newest addition to the UKEM roster is old school death/doom band CONSECRATION. An album deal has been agreed and we are set to release the band’s debut album ‘Ephemerality’ (meaning ‘a short lived transitory’) in the first half of 2015. As the band’s music and lyrics suggest, they deal with death (in its numerous guises) from various perspectives such as suicide, spirits and the afterlife, possession and grief, etc.
Definitely one for fans of My Dying Bride, Esoteric, Paradise Lost, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Asphyx. CONSECRATION is an excellent addition to the label and we are really looking forward to working with them! Show your support and welcome the band to UKEM by heading over to their page here: https://www.facebook.com/Consecration666
Following on from the massive success of our ‘Zombie Head’ shorts, we are now producing a fantastic new ‘Zombie Head’ zip hoodie. Printed on high quality Fruit of The Loom zipper hoodie, this new design features a full ‘Zombie Head’ back print with the UKEM logo on the chest and down both arms! Available in S,M,L,XL,XXL
We are very proud to announce that the newest addition to the UKEM Records roster is atmospheric black metal band EXSEQUOR (meaning: to execute, avenge, punish). Relatively unknown until now, the band has released one e.p to date, namely th…e 2012 opus ‘For The Fallen’. Plans for a new release are currently being arranged, but needless to say, it will be the label’s first release for 2015! Head over to their page and show your support: https://www.facebook.com/Exsequor?fref=ts
To celebrate the band joining the roster we are giving away copies of the band’s debut e,p to all customers who spend £10 and over in the web-store. This offer is strictly limited to the next 20 orders (starts 05.07.14) so be quick if you want to grab a piece of the bands history and development. We aim to develop the band further from its beginnings and as part of this development we have enlisted the extremely talented ‘Lord Of The Logos’ Christophe Szpajdel to develop the bands logo into something truly unique! The featured track is taken from the band’s debut e.p, so you know what to expect – atmospheric black metal of the highest order!