21.7.2020 release date:
BAPTISM “As The Darkness Enters” LP
Since 1998 Baptism has casted its grim shadow over Finnish landscape. “Satanic Rituals” and “Sons Of Ruin & Terror” demo tapes were noticed by few, but already debut album “The Beherial Midnight” (NH 2002) was firm milestone marking their path of rise from depths of underground among widely praised elite of Finnish Black Metal. “Morbid Wings Of Sathanas” (NH 2005) and “Grim Arts Of Melancholy” (NH 2008) together with handful of smaller releases between major works made clear intent of Baptism is to go further. Each time sink into deeper levels of darkness. Baptism has continued their firm path of esoteric satanism and evading surrounding trends of genre. Not only remaining faithful to bands spirit, but perfecting it’s musical representation. “As The Darkness Enters” (NH 2012) is logical step higher, where every element of band has gained strength. From writing of riffs. to composition and balance of sound. 2012 Baptism radiates the confidence of its mastermind to combine freezing melancholy, cold razor sharp fierce aggression, traditions of heavy black metal and atmospheric dark melodies. Blend it together in ways only Baptism can, therefore making it constantly harder and harder to point references to other bands.
2020 edition of LP comes in gatefold cover. All 1st press artwork and lyrics are included, but in slightly revised lay-out. Front cover was re-scanned in its original color tone, instead of turned black&white and treated with computer adjusting. Darker and more sinister look of cover fits coldness of album perfectly.
BAPTISM “grim arts of melancholy” 2xLP
2008 album has been long available only on CD format. Double LP offers no less than 22 minutes of bonus material, including exclusive studio-track and two great sounding live songs.
2020 edition of LP comes in gatefold cover. All 1st press artwork and lyrics are included, but in slightly revised lay-out. Front cover was re-scanned in its original color tone and more depth and detail can be experienced.
BAPTISM “morbid wings of sathanas” 2xLP
2005 album of Baptism is the most curious of 2020 reissues. Original 2005 vinyl LP was single vinyl. On that release appeared bonus track not found on CD, yet one of the CD tracks did not appear on the vinyl. 2020 vinyl double LP is the first time that all the tracks are included. Full CD and the former vinyl bonus. Besides this, there is completely unheard and unreleased ”morbid wings of sathanas” 7” session recorded february 2004! This recording was scheduled for Northern Heritage 16 years ago, but was buried in the vaults when Baptism decided to re-record songs into other releases with full line-up. On 7” session, you will hear the most grim and morbid form of Baptism, full of primitive force, fierce recording sound and black desolation. In all its imperfection, session presents closure of the old primitive era of band. Everything after that took giant leaps forward.
2020 edition of LP comes in gatefold cover. All 1st press artwork and lyrics are included, but in slightly revised lay-out. Front cover was in its original color tone and more depth and detail can be experienced than former black & white versions.
Currently available Baptism releases.
*BAPTISM “morbid wings of sathanas” 2xLP
*BAPTISM “grim arts of melancholy” 2xLP
*BAPTISM “As The Darkness Enters” LP
*BAPTISM “The Beherial Midnight” LP (last copies!!!)
*BAPTISM “Wisdom & Hate” LP (last copies!!!)
*BAPTISM “The Beherial Midnight” CD
*BAPTISM “Wisdom & Hate” CD
*BAPTISM “As The Darkness Enters” CD
*BAPTISM “Grim arts of melancholy” CD
*BAPTISM ”V: The Devils Fire” CD (Season Of Mist release)
Other CD’s currently out of stock!
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NEW ITEMS WILL BE AT STORE 21.7.2020!