From the HNW Graveyard

Two sold out releases of mine can be downloaded from the great HNW Graveyard:

The Infinity Project XI: Carrion Black Pit – Architect of Ruins

ARTIST: Carrion Black Pit
TITLE: Architect of Ruins
LABEL: Sweet Solitude
FORMAT: CD-R (limited to 18)
YEAR: 2011
COUNTRY: Brazil (artist)/England (label)

Sleep Of Ages – Maciste in Hell

ARTIST: Sleep Of Ages
TITLE: Maciste in Hell
LABEL: AnarchoFreaksProduction
YEAR: 2011
COUNTRY: Brazil (artist) / France (label)


Also, Carrion Black Pit is part of this great compilation from Coffin Birth (net label arm of The HNW Graveyard):

Various Artists – _NW

ARTISTS: Carrion Black Pit, Clive Henry, Dead Body Collection, Ghost, Gluttoness, Horrible Mess, Nascitari, Rééducation, Scant, Segment Aura, Sleep, Small Hours, Smrznik, Static Mantra, Stoned To Death, Vilgoc, Worthless
LABEL: Coffin Birth
FORMAT: Digital Download
YEAR: 2012
COUNTRY: Worldwide

To commemorate the 1st anniversary of the Graveyard, check out this two disc compilation featuring two tracks apiece from some of the best new Wall Noise projects. Disc 1 is a harsh assault on the senses, disc 2 is a diverse ambient environment to explore.

Get it all, for free, along with other great releases by a lot of HNW artists on the graveyard:

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This means a lot to me. Thanks Roger for all the support.

Copies still available on Bored Bear:

And also with me:

Here is the first track for you all:

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Carrion Black Pit – Mythos [Bored Bear Recordings – 2011]

“Mythos” offers up five slices of seared, atmospheric & sometimes layer active Harsh Noise Wall that’s themed & based around HP Lovecraft’s Cthulu mythology. Carrion Black Pit is the horror themed AHNW & HNW project São Paulo, Brazil based Elias C who is most known for the great Harsh Noise /Industrial/HNW/noised-up Sword-and-Sandal soundtrack project Sleep of Ages.

The five tracks on offer here last between five and twenty four minutes a piece, and each track nicely summons up in ones mind the huge, brutal, dark and often many limbed images of the Cthulu gods. The tracks are nicely sequenced into each other-so you get an unbroken yet some times jarring HNW ride. All of the tracks here are great & manage to blend loud & battering walled noise with atmospheric layer detail & offten brooding undercurrents. But I think the highlights for me are the five minute opening track “Cthulhu, The Sleeping God” which is built around drilling ‘n’ entrancing insectile looped purrs that are underfed by this distant subterranean like bubbling like drone ‘n’ ebb. The track creates this great other worldly, dark & intense vibe, so one can almost see the huge slumbing & black as night Cthulhu in his vast lair.

The other highlight here is track number three “Yog-Sothoth, The All-in-One And The One-in-All” which is the longest of the five tracks at just over the twenty four minute mark. The tracks ‘wall’ starts out as very urgent, yet fairly fixed & seared mixture of roaring black juddering & higher pitched skipping static grain. Moving towards the 8th minute, and the higher pitched skipping textures seem to become more whipping like- as if Yog- Sothoth tentacle covered frame is starting to slowly vibrate, twitch and lash out its smaller tentacles. By around the 13th minute this strange chattering & insect like dark alien voice like textures are added to the ‘wall’, and these really send a shudder down ones spine as if somehow CBP has managed to capture the voice of Yog- Sothoth.

So “Mythos” another great release from this project with CBP perfectly capturing the dread, brutality, shuddering inducing alien & timeless darkness of the Cthulhu mythology & it’s dammed gods. Simple put Elias C is truly one of the most original & creative talents working in both HNW & harsh noise scenes today. Pick up one of this releases 25 copies before there all gone

Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5

Roger Batty!


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Carrion Black Pit – Grand Guignol (Smell the Stench)

Carrion Black Pit – ” Grand Guignol ” – CDR
( Brazil – Harsh Noise )

One track of HNWOpera. 40+ minutes of the bizarre, the absurd, the macabre…


email Leigh for post address:

– Trades are preferred !!!!
– If you can’t trade, I’ll do very cheap prices for usa & europe – cash only.
– Not all are listed on this list.

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Carrion Black Pit – MYTHOS (cdr, 25 copies)

Thanks Mark for another release (you are awesome).


From the label:

Full length HNW album from Carrion Black Pit (Elias Chieka Jr. from Brazil, who also has another project called Sleep of Ages) based around Cthulu mythology. Gorgeous.

Also on the batch:

[C.T.D] – Neutralizacija (cdr, 25 copies)


1 disc – €4

Shipping and handling is €2, so ordering both discs with shipping comes to a nice, neat €10! Isn’t it so nice and neat? You should probably do that then.


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Sleep of Ages review of “Maciste in Hell (Barbariccia)” on Musique Machine

New review of old stuff on Musique Machine:

Sleep Of Ages – Maciste in Hell (Barbariccia)[anarchofreaksproduction – 2011]

“Maciste in Hell (Barbariccia)” finds this São Paulo based project focusing their often mixed noise genre/ cut-up Peplum soundtracking sonic attack into a more straight HNW attack.

This release comes in the form of a 3inch CDR. The mini cd case features a moody black and white picture of pair of quite masculine yet theatrical looking male bikers- this brings to mind a modern take on gladiators which is very fitting as all this projects work is themed around sword-and-sandal  or Peplum movies.

The single self titled track on offer here starts out with SOA building a battering ‘wall’ of rumbling amassed drum textures, juddering crisp static and buried sword like slashing. As the track moves into its third minute SOA adds in sudden off pattern slashes, mid-pitch jitters ‘n’ drags, and static texture like gallops; though through-out these additions the ‘wall’ like structure remains firm & thick. The rest of the track finds SOA nicely balancing a constant walled noise presence with the mentioned extra elements which really give the piece a dramatic sense of story. And to me that story is something to do with a galloping, sword fighting, and carriage battering battle between two military forces in the time when the Romans ruled large parts of Europe. The extra elements seem to become louder & more prominent in the last few minutes giving the one feeling that the battle is in it’s last desperate stages.

All told this is another great release from both SOA & anarchofreaks production as the shifting/dramatic ‘wall’  & artwork are both great here.  So if you dig active, but thick & atmospheric walled noise this is a must have item

Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Roger Batty

The label:

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CBP on Musique Machine (Anatomy Studies CDR, Sweet Solitude)

Thanks Roger for another excellent review.

Carrion Black Pit – Anatomy Studies [Sweet Solitude – 2011]

Carrion Black Pit is the horror themed HNW & AHNW project of São Paulo, Brazil based Elias who is most known for the great Harsh Noise /Industrial/HNW/noised-up Sword-and-Sandal soundtrack project Sleep of Ages. “Anatomy Studies” is the projects 3rd release, and just like his work with SOA’s, CBP sound is very difficult to tie into any one genre as there’s elements of creepy manipulated field recordings, horror movie soundtracking, and horror fed noise touches here amongst the Hash Noise Wall & Ambient Harsh Noise Wall Structures.

The album comes in the form of cdr ltd to 25 copies. And it features four tracks in all, these last between the six to near on eighteen minute mark a piece. The creepy monochrome cdr sleeve is worth a mention as it give the whole release a nice pro & horror themed vibe- the front cover features an in shadows picture of a vine covered face which could either be a stone face, or a dead male human face that has become engulfed in vines in a similar manner to the victims in Scott Smith’s killer plant novel & later horror movie “The Ruins”. The back of the sleeve features a neat ‘n’ murky horror collage of Lovecraft like monsters, skulls, doomed words written on paper, all maner of creepy yet not clearly recognizable items.

The first track up is entitled “Let The Right One In”, and this just shy of thirteen minute track is built around a hypnotic, creepy & darkly singed mixture of: repetitive purring bound static, slow judderings, un-nerving noise texturing, and subterranean type eerier drone loops. These elements are bound together to create this great dread ‘n’ doom filled yet subtle battering track which I guess you’d call Horror bound AHNW.

Next up there’s the seven minutes thirty three of “Prayer, & this starts off been based around very quiet layers of whispered voices that seem to reading out some damned & unholy text over & over again. Around the layers of voices is this ribbed ‘n’ ripped tone, and pretty soon these two elements are joined by louder spoken work/chant textures, which once more seem to reciting some dark & creepy texts. As the track builds up it breeds & intensifying this great feeling of dread & ultimately panic. The tracks last few seconds of the track feature sampled demonic choir like sustain which nicely finishers the track off & leads into the next track.

Track number three is wonderfully entitled “Recording Found Stuffed Inside A Corpse Lying On A Crypt”, and this near on eighteen minute track is built around atmospheric layers of subtle noise texturing & horror movie storm like field recordings. The track mixes together battering & cascading rain storm field recordings, billow & subtle atmospheric shifting noise elements, and what sounds like muffled & at times panicked battering & hammerings that drift in & out of sonic view- these last elements sound like somethings trying very hard to get in or out of something.

Last up we have the dead on six minutes of “Sketches For A Wall”, & this track is built around a tight ’n’ stuck matt of juddering static dwell. As the track progresses it seems to slow but surely hypnotize & enclose you in it’s cold juddering vibe. The ‘wall’ seems to stay very much fixed & focused through-out, through there is some very subtle pitch shifting going on here & there. When the track suddenly ends it feels like it still drilling & juddering away at your head for a few minutes after the ‘walls stopped, & you have this great fogy creepy buzzing in your head.

All told this is a very nicely presented & sonically executed slice of often subtle noise fed horror soundtracking that I can see appealing to not just ‘wall’ heads, but those into any form of horror fed experimental music.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty

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Two new reviews from my Split with a-m#2

On Blithering Tongues-HN:

The part that I can use for my own promotion:
“The Sleep of Ages side is a little bit louder, but leaves me wanting more… The sounds are ranging from breaking shit to ever changing harsh-wall-drones. It starts off pretty mellow and progresses into something much more involved. Never quite reaching a state of HWN, Sleep of Ages offers up 15 minutes worth of enjoyable noise tracks on his side of this c60 (not c50 as advertised) which means 15 minutes of (boring-ass) silence at the end. I’m guessing this guy is a well-seasoned amature; who’ll be getting some more of my positive attention in the future. Same goes for a-m#2 for that matter, stoked to hear what they sound like on a more hi-fidelity recording.”

And, on Dead Formats:

Again, all you need to know with my unbiased copy paste selection:
“Sleep of Ages sounds a little like 1970’s sci-fi sound effects meets Clive Barker’s earlier films. Scary and cinematic. For some strange reason I keep thinking of ROM the Space Knight. No idea why. It moves into smashing bottles with the accompaniment of synth drones. Pretty cathartic stuff.”

Thank you reviewer guys.

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I am very proud to announce that a new release from my HNW project, “Carrion Black Pit” is out now on the awesome label Sweet Solitude Records. James (Small Hours, Love Katy) is one of the key figures on HNW that is pushing the boundaries of theme, style, execution, approach and everything else in this subgenre, be with his projects, his Infinity Series or even the regular releases.

Here´s the text from the label:

Carrion Black Pit – Anatomy Studies (44.09 Min)

Very proud to be releasing this one. Experimental HNW/ANW from Brazil. Includes a wall track created entirely with vocals! Not one for the HNW purists!!

Edition of 25 copies

Price is 6 GBP each. Trades welcomed.

Get this and another 6 releases on the address above.

My batch companions:

Infinity 009 – Ghost – ‘Vanishing Act’ (49.38 Min)

Infinity 010 – Gomeisa – ‘Victoria’ (42.18 Min)

Each release comes in an edition of 18.

Dead Body Collection – Catoptrophobia (55.52 Min)

Catoptrophobia = Fear Of Mirrors. Phobic Walls from the master Dr. Alex. Not recommended for the faint of heart!!

Edition of 20 copies. Price is 6 GBP each.

Kulmhof (60.00 Min)

Recieved this track as an anonymous submission. It had the note ‘Never Forget’ attached. Dark unrelenting, unchanging HNW.

Edition of 10 copies. Price is 6 GBP each.

Small Hours – Cake (5.00 Min)

My own tribute to the late great Richard Harris. The loudest thing I have ever recorded. Approach with caution!! Bis-card CD with scratch & sniff stickers!!!

Edition of 10 copies. Price is 2 GBP each.

Coming soon on Sweet Solitude:
Infinity Project XI – XII
Gluttoness – Natural Disasster
Nightmare Castle – Liber Al Vel Legis

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I am very happy to be another time reviewed by Roger, with another super positive review:

Sleep Of Ages – Sword and Sandals[Bored Bear Recordings – 2011]

“Sword and Sandals” is another very distinctive & creative mixture of: HNW, Harsh noise and  harmonic/ atmospheric electro  texturing from this great Peplum or Sword-and-Sandal movies  influenced project that comes from São Paulo, Brazil.

On offer here is a full length Cdr that features eight tracks in all, with each track last between just over a minute to coming up for the eleven minute mark a piece. To me this release seems a bit more HNW & thick harsh noise bound compared with the projects debut album “Peplum”, which was a little more varied and mixed in it’s brewing of Harsh noise , juddering and blown out Sword-and-Sandal movie soundtrack samples, HNW texturing and  harmonic/ atmospheric electro texturing. But please don’t take that as a criticism( hell I can’t ever get enough HNW), it’s just the tracks here seem mainly a lot thicker & textured in there feel- with most of the tracks doing a great balance act between big ‘n’ thick sounding harsh noise and brutal yet creative HNW texturing

Though that’s not to saying the project more harmonic & atmospheric edges don’t appear much, take “Immortals, Mortals And Mythologicals” which features this great, eerier  and brutally mixture of shunting harsh noise judders & chilling harmonic feed-back sears. Or the last track  “Requiem For Cottafavi” with it’s haunting & wavering mixture of piercing yet atmospheric feed-back pitches & electro pulse dwells

All told “Sword and Sandals” is another wholly rewarding and original slice of noise making from this great Brazilian project- I really cant wait to hear what Seep Of Ages do next!.

Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Roger Batty

Ask the Mark for copies of “Sword and Sandals”:


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