Pioneering Mongolian folk metal band Tengger Cavalry’s frontman Nature Ganganbaigal was reported found deceased on June 13th, 2019. Details of the incident have not yet been released – the world has lost a great musician. Tengger Cavalry was the first artist signed to the newly founded side-label of Dark Age Productions called Metal Hell Records in 2012. After hearing only one track: Galloping Steeds I arranged a contract for their first American release: Sunesu Cavalry on December 1st, 2012. The band went on to release The Expedition (aka Black Steed), Ancient Call, and a rerecording of the demo Blood Sacrifice Shaman with Metal Hell Records before moving on to the major indie-label Nuclear Blast. The final copies of the music and merchandise items released by Metal Hell / Dark Age Productions are listed on this site HERE and the Metal Hell Records website. Once these copies are gone they are gone and will not be reissued.
Ride swift my brother, across the great grasslands in Tengger’s glorious sky!
Hark! The last days of march will see the first US Dungeon Synth festival, the Northeast Dungeon Siege in Worcester, Massachusetts. Organized by our new artist SOMBRE ARCANE who will be performing at the festival in support of the CD release of their self titled debut which the band will have available at the festival. The response has been very positive to the festival (headlined by the legendary Mortiis) so check out the Dungeon Siege facebook page to see which days tickets are still available!
The Isegrimm Digipaks are in and look & sound fantastic! Those with an interest in Germanic legends & history will be thrilled with the presentation of the tale of Hildebrandslied, expressed with an epic and dramatic soundtrack. Features an 8 page booklet reprinting the legend in the original high German text.
The long sold out “Forest Anthology” compilation of early Cernunnos Woods material will see a reissue on cassette tape in Spring / Summer of 2019! Limitation will be based upon the number of pre-orders received.
Featuring an excerpt from the track “Degano Dechisto Miti Deotrichhe” from the debut CD release “Ik Gihorta Det Seggen” from German dungeon synth artist Isegrimm. Out March 1st 2019 on Dark Age Productions.
Dark Age Productions is proud to announce the signing of CATACOMBS ENSHADOWED for the release of the debut album Curse of Dark Centuries on cassette tape.
CATACOMBS ENSHADOWED was born under the Master’s spell by a nameless devotee of unknown origin. Inspired by the ominous synth of Mortiis (Era I) and Lamentation, as well as the spirit of early black metal bands such as Abruptum, Demoncy, Archgoat, and Master’s Hammer. CATACOMBS ENSHADOWED creates eldritch dark dungeon music with morbid and funereal atmospheres. The debut offering ‘Curse of Dark Centuries’ is rooted in the melancholic traditions of the past, with seven doleful hymns of wampyric darkness. Kneel before the black altar and embrace the curse!
Curse of Dark Centuries will be issued on Cassette Tape in 100 copies with silver imprint on black shells. More details to be announced.
Dark Age Productions is very proud to announce a distribution agreement with Code7 / Plastichead (PHD) for dissemination of our CD releases to independent record shops and mail orders in the UK and Europe. Our first releases should begin appearing in the cool record stores in June. If you don’t see them on the shelf of your favorite shop ask for them and be sure to buy them at the shop – to support your local businesses and ensure they stock the new DAP releases for you without having to ask.
We hope to try and fill a small part of the void left when Cold Meat Industry closed the doors of their slaughterhouse. Spreading a new pandemic of high quality dark ambient, dungeon synth and electronic mayhem as far as possible – by any means necessary.
Distributors worldwide are invited to Contact Us for details on inoculation procedures.