Death Engine - Place Noire LP

directed by Yann-Maël Le Roy

This is the opening track from the band's second album "Place Noire", to be released April 13th on 12" vinyl and CD via Throatruiner Records & Apocaplexy Records.
Preorders will be up in the coming weeks.

Let it be clear : few bands have mastered the art of communicating and releasing tension as well as Lorient, France's DEATH ENGINE. Delivered with an effortless austerity, their suffocating brand of noise rock-infused hardcore is unarguably of the most unmerciful sort. Now back to the three-piece that recorded their groundbreaking debut EP "Amen" (2013), the french band returns with "Place Noire", their second full-length.

Recorded live then mixed in Laval by Amaury Sauvé (Birds In Row, Plebeian Grandstand, Necrodancer) and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (Breach, Terra Tenebrosa, Crippled Black Phoenix), this record is a natural progression in the band's body of work, full of hypnotic patterns, earth-shaking breaks, menacing bass tones and guitars that swing between desperate, angst-driven riffing & feedback assaults. Then the more emotional, expressive vocal approach and the clean-cut songwriting make of "Place Noire" the band's most memorable work while being more abrasive than ever. Blast it at unreasonable volume and feel your body consuming itself from the inside.

Recorded live and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at The Apiary, Laval, France
Mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén at Tri-Lamb Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Artwork by Hugues/PZZL


Breach - It's me god 2xLP Testpress

It took me an age to do that, dunno why. Bow to Pierre Johansson once again.
2 coloured, handscreened and handmade covers.

Breach - It's me god
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btw: Since it's 2017 and soon it will be 2018... I made an instagram account, if you are into that.
Maybe I tell a story from time to time or maybe not. An easy url:

And last but not least: Death Engine from Lorient, France will be back on track in spring 2018 with a new album entitled »Place Noire«, released through yours truly, Apocaplexy and Throatruiner Records. They will also hit the road for touring in UK and Central Europe in April/May 2018.


Breach - It's me god 2xLP

It's me god

The circle is now completed: Apocaplexy lastly releases Breach's 2nd full length 'It's me god' (1997) on vinyl. The one where the magic started to happen. I still know the moment when I discovered Breach: At a certain time, I began to check out some samplers to discover some "new" bands, and at some point, I was listening to that 'Cheap Shots III' Sampler of Burning Heart. My lameness got immediately healed, when 'Replenish The Empty' started to play. I felt like I found a diamond in the mud, a beast within a big bunch of Melodypunk, for which Burning Heart mostly stood for.
I fell in love with that band this very second.

Like 'Venom', 'It's me god' will be availabe again on vinyl for the first time within 17 years (the edition on Trust No One Recordings came out 1999). Again licensed by Epitaph Europe, remastered by Karl Daniel Lidén, cut on 45rpm, pressed on 180g vinyl and with a newly designed LP artwork by Pierre Johansson, which is printed full colour, silver ink & UV spot lacquer on heavy gatefold jackets.

According to the bands wish, there will be no further re-releases. No use in asking for 'Friction', 'Outlines', 'EP Collection' or something else.
Thank you.

pressing info:
100 clear sold out / not available
400 black


Terra Tenebrosa - The Purging 2xLP Reissue

I repressed 'The Purging' of Terra Tenebrosa, but to be correct: it's actually a reissue. Like I did it with Kollapse, I switched the pressing plant with this record, but somehow the plates got lost and the beast needed a new cut.
15 Testpressing have been made and their covers need some time, you know the deal. But anyway, again 500 copies on black vinyl available now.

Terra Tenebrosa - The Purging
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Breach - Venom 2xLP Testpress

I owe Pierre Johansson a life for all the Breach, the Terra Tenebrosa V.I.T.R.I.O.L. and the Planks/Lentic Waters Split designs. The Venom 2xLP testpress comes around with another awesome design, 3 coloured, handscreened handmade covers.

Breach - Venom
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Terra Tenebrosa - V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels LP Testpress

The testpress covers for Terra Tenebrosa - V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels LP are ready.
15 copies on 450g cardboard, handscreened with copper ink, artwork by Pierre Johansson.

Terra Tenebrosa - V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels
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Breach - Kollapse 2xLP Repress Testpress

Since I had to switch pressing plants for the repress of Breach - Kollapse 2xLP, I was in need to do new testpressings and here we go w/ the special covers (handscreened on 450g cardboard) for them. I'm quite slow nowadays, but that's okay.

Breach - Kollapse Repress
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Death Engine - Mud Testpress & October Tour


The testpress covers are finished and they turned out really nice. Artwork (once again, master): Hugues/PZZL - thank you.

Handscreened and -glued 450g Covers with a 3mm spine.

Death Engine will hit the road again in october for their MUD tour pt. 2, together with Mont-Doré.

At the moment, the rough schedule looks like this:
10/02 | Rouen FR
10/03 | Mons BE
10/04 | BE, NL, DE Need help
10/05 | Hamburg DE @ Rote Flora
10/06 | Copenhagen DK
10/07 | Odense DK tba.
10/08 | Bielefeld DE @ Potemkin
10/09 | Alken BE
10/10 | Paris FR


online shop closing

Hey Folks,

the online shop is closed from tomorrow on till end of july for a cause. In the meanwhile spend some money for your loved ones. Terra Tenebrosa - The Purging 2xLP is long sold out now and will be repressed in August.

Thanks and take care.


Mud on delay

Due to some unfortunate circumstances with the pressing plant, the vinyl version of DEATH ENGINE's 'Mud' won't be available until ten days. The record will now come with an additional 7" featuring an exclusive bonus track. The CD version is already available and ready to ship. All apologizes for this unforeseen delay. Be clever and catch the band on tour and grab your copy there!

you can still preorder here:
release date: March 2, 2015 + 10 days

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