Yogsothery now available

We have received our copies of the Yogsothery compilation album. Order yours from us for the meager sacrifice of 10 EUR (includes planetwide postage). Take contact to us via email to tuomas@jaaportit.net (that’s also our PayPal address). Visit our Web Shop page for more details about ordering.

You can also order this album from Record Shop X or Epidemie Records E-shop.

The CD jewel-case comes in a cardboard slipcase and it features 20-page full colour booklet with liner notes and lyrics. Album features over 77 minutes of music and cosmic sounds of horror.

“The CD consists of only four tracks, but the artists hold nothing back, crafting more than 77 minutes of mind-numbing and nerve-stimulating music ever set to a compact disc. Each band reached deep into their notion of the essence of Lovecraft and his literary creations, and the end result is astonishing for fans into drone, ambiance, and understated but moving metal.”

“By far, the strongest track is the nearly 26 minute opener entitled “Kuihtuman Henkivi” by horror electronica duo Jääportit. A haunting scream of harmonics and electronic tones sort of reminiscent of “Lux Aeterna” from the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack, this nightmarish abyss provides the perfect accompaniment to Great Cthulhu’s emergence from R’lyeh. If any track comes close, on this album, at least, to personifying the cosmic horror of the Cthulhu Mythos, this is it, and really makes the album worth purchasing for this track alone.”
METAL FLOWS IN MY VEINS / Review by Dschalek

“In the beginning you’re still accompanied by singing birds even though me music keeps pulling and pulling you in, like a black hole pulls on light. As the music gets harsher, the birds fly away, leaving you all alone and you’re completely submerged in the music.”
DRROOM / Review by 100SL

Listen to a sample of Jääportit – Kuihtuman Henkivi

JAAPORTIT – Kuihtuman Henkivi (sample) by I, Voidhanger Records

YOGSOTHERY compilation album out on November 15th 2010

Finally, the time has come for I, Voidhanger Records to inaugurate its series of special thematic releases centered on the osmotic relationship between metal and Literature. Out on November 15th, “Chaosmogonic Rituals Of Fear” is the first volume in the YOGSOTHERY trilogy of metal tributes to the genius of H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos!

120 years after the birth of the gentleman from Providence, 4 underground bands passed the Gates of Unknown to distill their Lovecraftian cosmic visions of horror and madness in 4 monumental tracks, exclusive to this release. Secretly assembled during the years, ”YOGSOTHERY – Gate I: Chaosmogonic Rituals Of Fear” features over 77 minutes of obscure avant-garde prog metal, abysmal dark soundscapes and frightening blackened space-doom courtesy of the Finnish avant-masters AARNI and UMBRA NIHIL, the cosmic-ambient psychonauts JÄÄPORTIT (FIN), and the mysterious space-doom project CAPUT LVIIIm (ITA), a one-time-only monster featuring members of the necro-doomsters Malasangre and the black-ambient visionaries Tronus Abyss.

Track List:

I. JÄÄPORTIT – Kuihtuman Henkivi (25:31) Listen to sample
II.  UMBRA NIHIL – Suur-Nikkurin Virsi (10:46)
III.  AARNI – Lovecraft Knew (11:34)
IV.  CAPUT LVIIIm – Resurgent Atavism (29:57)

Total Time 77:48

Jewelcase CD housed in a cardboard slipcase. Comes with 20-page full-colour booklet complete with liner notes and lyrics!