OLD FOREST - 'Into the Old Forest' 1998 (ltd. digipack re-issue)
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OLD FOREST are probably the most obscure of all the Black Metal bands ever from the UK.
Starting with the intention to 'evoke the aura of the media's portrayal of Black Metal', this was / is not just a Black Metal band, this was a band who were about Black Metal ;
With influences from the early 90s - classic bands (the now much celebrated and eventually jaded Emperor, Darkthrone and Burzum), Old Forest formed in order to preserve this underground and, by then, lost feeling of Cult Black Metal.
Writing their two now-highly collectable demo tapes ('Of Mists & Graves' and 'Kingdom of Darkness'), they then proceeded to record their debut album 'Into the Old Forest' for eclectic underground leaders of occult noise Mordgrimm records.
The album was released to little fanfare, got terrible reviews in all the right glossy magazines, and became an instant underground classic. As if to cement their 'cult' status, Old Forest then recorded an as-yet unreleased second album ('None More Black'), then split up for 7 years, only to return with the amazing 63-minute epic that is the 'Tales of the Sussex Weald' full-length album in 2011 !
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Long-since sold out, the debut 'Into the Old Forest' has gained something of minor legendary status, and commands prices of up to £40 on Amazon... BUT ! A revitalised 'Mordgrimm' records has released a limited re-release of this classic album as a digipack CD with new artwork, and the band are making available a limited amount via Death To Music (through whom all profits go directly to the artists)
The passage of time has only made the difference between this debut album and modern Black Metal more acute. We know which we prefer ! Get it NOW using the 'Buy Now' button below...
Track Listing ;
1. Grond - hammer of the underworld
2. Death in the Cemetary (listen above...)
3. To Haunt the Old Forest
4. Hymn of the Deep
6. Where the Trees are Withered
7. Shadow Whispers
8. Become the Gods of War
ALSO AVAILABLE FROM D.T.M Prod. ; (click to view)
OLD FOREST ; Tales of the Sussex Weald
JALDABOATH ; The Rise of the Heraldic Beasts
The Bombs Of Enduring Freedom ; s/t (Album CD)
£10 (approx. $16 / €12.40) which includes
postage and packaging WORLDWIDE !
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