Handmade "Vortex" cds are now sold out from the big cartel! All remaining orders will be shipped out this week. Parasitic Records may have a few copies left. Up next will be an official digipak version of "Vortex" on Init Records and a cassette version on Broken Limbs Recordings ! Thanks to everyone who ordered and we have cool plans for 2014.
Self Released/ Self Recorded
Hand made CD in edition of 93
Bonus track is a cover version of
War - "Reapers of Satan"
Also comes with a pick and sticker 1. Tides
2. Force of the Maelstrom
3. Alignment of Celestial Bodies
4. At the End of the Earth
5. Destructive Salvation of Nature
6. Dissonance in the Atmosphere
7. Waves Come Crashing Down
9. Reapers Of Satan Written, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered By
The Howling Wind 2013
Ryan Lipynsky: Guitars, Bass, Noise, Vocals
Tim Call: Drums
""Of Babalon" was a powerful blow for Ryan Lipynsky's
carreer in The Howling Wind. The hits in the new album are even more
continuous and furious because the vision of this great musician has now
taken a perfected shape of expression. Needless to say, the flow of the
record is at least suggestive. A natural continuation of
easy-to-remember and dark riffs succeed one another, enchanted by the
groove of great gods Celtic Frost of "ough" era, carrying a bit of the
magic he puked in Thralldom. The music is rather threatening than
pseudo-charming and ever remains in the old school death/black metal
spirit. The essential drumming of Tim Call preserves the trippy daze of
"Vortex" and places the album on the highest pedestal of the band's
inspiration compared to its good past. Epic and splenish as well, with
this new aberrant THW ought to occupy a large portion of the metal
audience because they deserve it as much as few artists do. Worship
"“Alignment Of Celestial Bodies” rages throughout, with blown-out vocals
and primitive kill riffs strung one after another — and it isn’t till
the last minute that guitarist (and, uh, bassist, noisemaker, and
vocalist) Ryan Lipynsky’s shred pedigree finally bursts through. We’ve
heard what he can do before in countless bands across countless genres —
Serpentine Path, Pollution, Villains, Thralldom, and the sorely missed
Unearthly Trance, amongst others — and still, those searing leads never
fail to stun."
"I must addthat TheHowlingWindhave alwaysrelied ondirty sounds,neverrefined(as in thecurrent production)...At timesthey spitraw black metal,other,more complexmaterial(stuffed withsicksolos,suitable forgeneral structures).The contrastbetween the partiesmeans thatyou are nottalking about asuperficial work.The HowlingWindIgivea decisive pushfor soundpotentialsin order to convincethe followersof the genre.Interesting." *translation excerpt via google
"This is the kickstart of the Monomaniac series, a bold discographic
operation uniting international artists from all over the spectrum of
extreme underground music. The medium being 7″ vinyl, the challenge is
that each unit offers approximately one minute of exclusive/unreleased
translation via google: "Two years after the already-classic in my
eyes-"Into the Cryosphere" dispel any doubt left by the rather modest
first jobs, as the Howling Wind is back. And if the "Into the
Cryosphere" was the album's ice, "of Ba
is the album of the fire. With lyrical background based on Earth
through the Crowley-legal perspective that characterizes almost all his
works Lipinsky. With the delivery of Darkthrone, the Thralldom, and
bizarre twist typical of creator. With a black metal so old fashioned
and so fresh at the same time. With melodies that do not have
compassion, but freeze the blood. With warm sonic underground doom and
soul of two of the leading visionaries of modern general doom.
Things are simply, the Howling Wind kathieronontai finally here as one
of the leading black metal bands of our time. Insurmountable. "
here is the translation:
"My beloved THW have just created their third full-length in which the
band's leading figure (Ryan Lipynsky) elevates his personal style and
becomes colder than ever. An unstoppable, Celtic Frost-like musical orgy
is the driving force of the band's orchestral rituals. In this album,
the occult element is more vivid than ever for Ryan's lyrical approach
over Babalon and the related writings of Aleister Crowley (Thelema
system) surrounds the whole record with a veil of mysticism. It would be
at least unfair to explain the origin and carreer of THW because even
if they were born through the ashes of unforgettable Thralldom (try
their swan song, A Shaman Steering the Vessel of Vastness) they have
evolved into a monster who reaps the USBM scene of the last years. It's
safe, I think, to say that THW's new effort, under the "Of Babalon"
alias, is the best goddamn thing ever released from this duet. I'd also
dare to say this is one of the 3 best albums in Ryan's enire carreer.
The rhythms are overwhelming, immersive and furious. Some swirling
guitar themes make the whole chaos, paranoia and psychedelia even more
intense. Songs like "Scaling the Walls" can rip your flesh with emotion.
"The Mountain View" slightly throws up certain Unearthly Trance
nuances, hailing the end of one of the most important bands of 00s. Just
listen to the song's introduction and you'll get seduced by all these
cave-y feelings of their first and last album. Tim Call plays the
PERFECT drums for this so cleverly structured music. With ease, this is
one of the most important records, not just of the running year, but of
the latter years generally. Well done, Ryan! Still, you haven't
Brooklyn/Portland black metal duo THE HOWLING WIND have completed
work on their most vicious and uncompromising album to date, the
follow-up to “Into The Cryosphere” entitled “Of Babalon”.
Formed by Ryan Lipynsky (Unearthly Trance, The Serpentine Path) after
the demise of the cult black metal legend THRALLDOM (one of the most
important U.S. black metal bands ever), who would then immediately be
joined by ALDEBARAN drummer/vocalist Tim Parasitic, THE HOWLING WIND
would continue THRALLDOM’s black metal genesis by carrying on Lipynsky’s
virulent black metal vision and morphing it into a new beast. With THE
HOWLING WIND, Lipynsky (who we view as one of the most prominent
American underground extreme metal musicians today) and Parasitic uphold
genuine and real black metal vision. One that is of course inherent in
the music and the lyrics/themes that THE HOWLING WIND craft; music that
upholds the ancient traditions of the genre and intelligently woven
lyrics and themes which are deeply rooted in the occult, the religious,
the sinister and the metaphysical as opposed to the nonsense of
society/social awareness lyrics found in some so-called black and death
metal today. THE HOWLING WIND are the real deal.
Recorded in The Thousand Caves by Colin Marston and to be released July 17th, tracklisting for “Of Babalon” goes as follows:
We are very proud and thrilled to announce that in April 2012, The Howling Wind will enter The Thousand Cave Studios to record with Colin Marston in Queens NY. It will be released on Profound Lore Records, once again, and the material is our best so far!! We have been working on the demos for a long time now and we are very confident in the new songs. Faster, more intense, and overall a more expanding and developed sound/songs for THW. More news soon!!
Despite how this is framed in the opener, I really like Norway. I was just making a point how even in Norway, black metal is very mainstream and not what it once was. That was the point. Also the bottom is obvious an error. INTO THE CRYOSPHERE IS OUT NOW ON PROFOUND LORE RECORDS!
• review from aquarius records: http://www.aquariusrecords.org/ [lipynsky spelling corrected]
"HOWLING WIND, THE Into The Cryosphere (Profound Lore) cd 13.98 Before even hearing a note, we were sold. You really can't argue with an album called Into The Cryosphere, not to mention the fact that this bears the stamp of the always amazing Profound Lore label, AND this duo features Ryan Lipynsky of doom lords Unearthly Trance and punkers Villains. The Howling Wind definitely writhe in some of the same blackened sludge as UT, but with an approach that is heavily indebted to the hateful black metal we can never get enough of, with a thrashiness that is hypnotic, relentless, and pretty much the kind of thing your mother wouldn't ever want you listening to. Their punked out approach snakes around the Cryosphere through all sorts of passages, taking you along for a super negative death trip reminiscent of Deathspell's more thugged out excursions on Kenose. The riffs are thick and burly, the drums heavy as fuck, and you will marvel over how appropriate a name like The Howling Wind is, as the whole album seems shrouded in an uncontrollable, icy wind. Not surprising then that the band would cook up song titles like "Teeth Of Frost", "Ice Cracking In The Abyss", and "A Dead Galaxy Mirrored In An Icy Mirage". Lipynsky certainly sounds like a man of conviction here, with his super tough, throatshredding vocals telling you how it's gonna be. Totally nihilistic and hateful with a sense of fuck all despair, it's also surprisingly catchy with riffs just won't let up, which will surely keep this one blasting out of our speakers for quite some time. "
•Starting with this new album, I will upload screen shots of the print interviews I do. Basically because I usually never see the magazines and I think there are others who dont see them either. Ill also dig up some older ones and post em as well. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR LARGER VIEW.
This is the raw and unedited version. To be featured in a future issue of Terrorizer: