Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Updates - Part VI

It has been awhile. Almost 2 years since I put HKP on hiatus due to lack of funds and other, more personal reasons. However, the winds have thus changed, and I'm planning to bring our organization back into the fray, now that I've managed to sequester some decent funding. However, things will be different this time around. Not so much with my typical release structure or business acumen. Instead, we will be releasing music in three various ways.

The first, like we have always done, is releasing albums via limited release cassette. It works, it makes for good collectors merch, and it gives the music that sound that is synonymous with the underground. Secondly, we will be doing vinyl releases, even more limited than the cassette tapes. And they will be rarer, as it's more expensive to produce. And finally, we will offer induction into the HKP Bandcamp. Rates of sale will be negotiated between the label and the band, ov course, but mostly this will serve as a digital alternative to those who buy vinyl and cassette. And of course, we'll offer the ones who do do vinyl or cassette the opportunity to download the album, free of charge, as a digital backup.

That is all for now. Expect more soon.

- Erz.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Updates - Part V

It has been 3 months since the last release HKP had attempted. Less successful than I would have preferred it to be, I have henceforth decided that any future releases will have to go through extensive screening in order to deem them worthy for us to support. Understand this, everyone: this is a minor label, without infinite access to funds. Especially due to the current dryspell in interest and involvement, it is my responsibility now to screen out the leeches who release on multiple labels at once in order to massage their own egos and make sure that people true to the spirit ov the underground get signed.

Last year has taught me much about the differences between these two types ov bands. And it is evident to me that it is a problem, a growing one at that, that we must keep at bay, lest we watch as our beloved underground succumb to decay and stagnation. So, if I listen to your album and deem it worthwhile for HKP to invest in, please take it personally. You've earned it. However, if I screen your album and tell you HKP can't afford to release this for you, don't take it personally. HKP exists for the betterment ov our underground scene, a responsibility I take very seriously. It supports others who also adhere to this philosophy, such as Exalted Woe Records and Funereal Drone Recordings. Our goal is to get things back to the way they were in the early '90s, where one had to live the underground in order to be the underground. And we will succeed!


- Erz.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HKP 027: Nordjn - Psychosis Incantation

HKP 027: Nordjn - Psychosis Incantation

A triumphant return for one ov the previous bands that have defiled the ears ov the living through HKP! Nordjn reiterates his absolute disgust and bleak despair in this EP, clocking in at just under a half-hour. In the vein ov Darkthrone and Silencer, it is a must-have for any true black metal enthusiast! Available for purchase here today, January 1, 2014!

1. Nothing Left Living For 9:58
2. Last Night's Memories 2:27
3. Lost Soul Third Eye 3:40
4. Clouded Subconscious 3:16
5. My Eyes are Clear 3:32
6. Blacked Out 4:18
7. Thy Outro 2:48

Total playing time: 29:59

Contact Erz. at facebook.com/Hammerkrieg.Productions for ordering info!

HKP 026: Yhdarl / Zebulon Kosted [2-way split]

HKP 026: Yhdarl / Zebulon Kosted

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Hailing from the bleakest reaches ov Bulgaria and the US, Yhdarl and Zebulon Kosted have joined forces to create one ov the most disturbing, disease-driven monuments ov black art yet. Clocking in at just under an hour, experience the depths ov depravity these two monolithic bands have to offer, available for both CD or tape purchase here January 1, 2014!

1. Yhdarl - Symbols of Blood 30:07
2. Zebulon Kosted - Stryker 22:39

Total playing time: 52:46

Contact Erz. at facebook.com/Hammerkrieg.Productions for ordering info!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Updates - Part IV

Due to complete lack ov funds from graduating the corpseden ov college earlier this month, I've had to put off the release schedule yet again. However, don't think that just because this happened that HKP is out ov business. Sure, I may be a small, do-it-yourself label that only holds so much sway, but I've got great friends who advise me on the best course ov action when things like this occur. [And not all ov them are brands ov whiskey or beer.] So, to catch up with the releases, I've decided thusly: all ov the promised albums will be released on the 1st ov next year with a catch: you buy one album and I'll send you another from the release list free ov charge. Here is what will be coming out on New Years':

When We Live - When We Live
Crows in the Garden - Atom
Daylight Nightmare
Nordjn - Psychosis Incantation
Zebulon Kosted / Yhdarl

There will be both tapes as well as CDs, so there are plenty ov choices to choose from. It is my way ov thanking you, my loyal supporters, for all the help you have given me throughout these two years ov business and in the hopes that next year will be even mightier than this last one! 


- Erz.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

HKP 025: Zebulon Kosted / Eigengrau [2-way split]

HKP 025: Zebulon Kosted / Eigengrau

United in a furious amalgam ov unorthodox black metal hailing from both the northern and southern regions ov the planet, Zebulon Kosted and Eigengrau hold steadfast in their passion for sheer, twisted blackness. Experimental yet so true to the pulse ov the underground, this 2-way split spanning the globe is a sought-after masterpiece hailing both the old and the new! Available for purchase here on October 31, 2013!

1. Zebulon Kosted - Missoula 22:36
2. Eigengrau - Disbereavement 06:41
3. Eigengrau - Whirld 05:09
4. Eigengrau - Stanchion 09:15

Total playing time: 43:41

Contact Erz. at facebook.com/Hammerkrieg.Productions for ordering info!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

HKP 024: Kveldstjarnr - Untitled

HKP 024: Kveldstjarnr - Untitled

Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, Kveldstjarnr is the second chapter in frontman Nattfari's musical journey through space and time. Taking massive amounts ov influence from bands like Eyehategod and Blut aus Nord, it is a treasured addition to any black metal fanatic's vault. Available for purchase on October 10, 2013. And remember, you may live in any city in the world, but New Orleans is the only city that will live in you!

1. Untitled 03:40
2. Untitled 05:01
3. Untitled 07:39
4. Untitled 06:42

Total playing time: 22:02

Contact Erz. at facebook.com/Hammerkrieg.Productions for ordering info!
Released in conjunction with Blasphemous Revenant Productions.

Updates - Part III

Been awhile since I posted on here about the goings-on at HKP. And there are some changes to be made that I must make everyone aware ov. Firstly, on the subject concerning cassettes that I release. From here on out, due to the fact that my copyette has fallen into disrepair and is, for the most part, a useless piece ov junk, if you want a tape release, the content must now be less than 30 minutes. Having to spend one hour per tape to get 13 ready for release takes just too godsdamned much time, which could be put to better use anyway. Secondly, the updated release schedule is ready for the immediate future:

October 10 - HKP 024: Kveldstjarnr
October 31 - HKP 025: Zebulon Kosted / Eigengrau
November 10 - HKP 026: Daytime Nightmare
November 17 - HKP 027: When We Live
December 1 - HKP 028: Dysphoria

And, as always, this is subject to change. Thanks for your continued support. Prost!

- Erz.

Friday, August 23, 2013

HKP 023: The End - You Made the Rain Disappear

HKP 023: The End - You Made the Rain Disappear

Hailing from the densest regions ov India, The End evokes somber and immersive atmospherics in their debut release ov "You Made the Rain Disappear". Reminiscent ov Lifelover and Lantlos, frontman Svartblod weaves harmonious perfection in each song! Highly recommended for fans ov post-black / rawgaze black metal! Available for purchase on August 23, 2013!

1. Lost Memories 04:44
2. Shallow Hearts, Empty Streets 06:33
3. Expectations 05:01
4. Ashes in the Wind 05:29

Total playing time: 21:47

Contact Erz. at facebook.com/Hammerkrieg.Productions for ordering info!

HKP 022: Fresh Blood in Dead Veins [6-way split]

HKP 022: Fresh Blood in Dead Veins 

Brought together from the farthest reaches ov the planet, Fresh Blood in Dead Veins stands as a testament to the iconic union between black metal / drone enthusiasts throughout the world. Hailing from places such as Pakistan and Dubai, to India, Poland, the US, and Italy, this is a split any die-hard metal enthusiast and connoisseur would kill for! Available now at both HKP and Wulfrune Worxxx!

1. Ilhaam - The Sages 04:59
2. Spirit in Eternal Pain - Sulphur Tangerine [Dream Version] 03:37
3. Deep-pression - The Marsh 07:52
4. Twilight Fauna - City of Ashes Under a Blackened Sky 12:58
5. Valkynaz - Maddening Visions ov Grandeur 03:38
6. Null - Inverno Incandescente 19:49

Total playing time: 52:53

Contact Erz. at facebook.com/Hammerkrieg.Productions for ordering info!