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The Following Releases are Pre-DHR. Before Dark Horizon Records Lord Typhus partnered with other band members under various distro and label names for the following releases. All physical copies are completely sold out! However some of these titles are available at our bandcamp page.


THY DARKEST EMPIRE - IN THE SORROW OF A CRIMSON SEA
Year: 1998 | SKU: NONE | Formats: TAPE | Availability: Sold Out

Currently Unavailable on any format or platform by DHR.

After releasing this limited one song demo tape THY DARKEST EMPIRE were signed to LA's WWIII Music. The band changed their name to FOG and released the debut full length album "THROUGH THE EYES OF NIGHT WINGED THEY COME" in 2001 on WWII Music.

- Andy Newton aka Lord Typhus owner of DHR was the recording session / live guitar player / vocalist as well as co-executive producer for this demo.

TRACK LIST:
1. In The Sorrow of a Crimson Sea

LINE UP:
Lord Typhus - Guitar, Vocals
Conqueror Crimson - Guitar
Golanthrium - Bass
Tophetarath - Drums




BRIMSTONE - WHAT RIDES ON THE WIND MUST BE SLAIN
Year: 1997 | SKU: NONE | Formats: TAPE | Availability: Sold Out

Currently Unavailable on any format or platform by DHR.

BRIMSTONE was the short lived precursor band responsible for planting the unholy seed that grew into the abominable Black Metal band that is known as TYPHUS. BRIMSTONE labeled their music as "Necromantic Puritan Metal", "North American Satanic Witching Metal" and "True Lost Heirs of Salem" due to the fact that the band was formed in the gloomy and heritage filled foothills of upstate NY not far from where the infamous witch trials actually took place. This limited one song Demo Cassette was circulated to the underground in 1997 and sold out right away. The song was also featured on the Legions of Iron and Steel Compilation CD released by Angel Dust Records in 1996.

- Andy Newton aka Lord Typhus owner of DHR was the recording session / live guitar player / vocalist as well as co-executive producer for this demo.

TRACK LIST:
1. What Rides On The Wind Must Be Slain

LINE UP:
Lord Typhus - Guitar, Vocals
Proctor Gidim Xul - Bass
moT snevetS - Guitar
Jeff "The First Behemoth" Baisley - Drums




MORPHEUS DESCENDS - THE HORROR OF THE TRUTH

Year: 1997 | SKU: AD002 | Formats: JEWEL CD, LP | Availability: Sold Out



Originally Released by Morpheus Descends / Angel Dust Records on MCD in 1997 limited to 1000 copies which are SOLD OUT!
Also Released on a Limited LP by Dark Descent Records in 2017 which is now SOLD OUT!

The last material Morpheus Descends bestowed upon us from 1997, continuing in the same fashion where they left off on the 1994 CHRONICLES OF THE SHAOWED ONES release. Low guttural vocals, doomy, brutal guitar and spectral lyrical ideas are here in full force. MORPHEUS DESCENDS still has an uncanny sense of dread and unease in their riff writing and song construction. This band never ceases to amaze me and truly they are the greatest thing to have come out of New York after Incantation. - Write up courtesy of: audioslave666raj

- Andy Newton aka Lord Typhus was the recording session / live bass player as well as co-executive producer for this album.

TRACK LIST:
1. Begging For Possession 4:30
2. Valley Of Undead War 4:44
3. The Horror Of The Truth 3:50

LINE UP:
Andy Newton - Bass Guitar
Rob Yench - Guitar
Tom Stevens - Guitar, Vocals
Sam Inzerra - Drums



LEGIONS OF IRON AND STEEL - ANGEL DUST RECORDS COMPILATION VOL. 1
Year: 1996 | SKU: AD001 | Formats: JEWEL CD | Availability:In Stock



Released by Angel Dust Records on CD in 1996 limited to 1000 copies. The last remaining copies are exclusive to the Dark Horizon Records web store.

This Compilation CD was compiled in 1995 by Rob Yench and Andy Newton and released in 1996 under the moniker of ANGEL DUST RECORDS. This is the second project the two worked together on as executive producers for their record label / distribution they formed in 1994. This compilation featured Black and Death Metal bands the two were in contact with or involved in from the underground tape trading scene of the time. Notice there are legendary names on this list! Some well known and others who have fallen into obscurity. An excellent representation of the organic underground metal scene of the time.

- Andy Newton aka Lord Typhus owner of DHR was co-executive producer for this compilation which features three bands that Andy aka Typhus was a recording session / live artist. *Notes the bands Lord Typhus was a part of.

TRACK LIST:
1. Incantation - Ethereal Misery
2. Brimstone - What Rides the Wind Must Be Slain*
3. Windir - Morkets Fyste .. The Sovereign Of Darkness
4. Morpheus Descends - Valley of Undead War*
5. Subconscious - Vituperative Outer Digestion*
6. Det Hedenske Folk - Reverse the Time to Old
7. Gates of Ishtar - Where the Winds of Darkness Blow
8. Maniac Butcher - Poslednihitua.. The Last Battle
9. Sorath - Son of Darkness
10. Funeral Pyre - Celtic Sun
11. Dawn - Trespass Infinity
12. Tormentor - Elizabeth Bathory
13. Black Funeral - Spectral Agony of Pain and Loneliness
14. Werewolf - Nightrider



MORPHEUS DESCENDS - CHRONICLES OF THE SHADOWED ONES

Year: 1994 | SKU: NONE | Formats: JEWEL CD, LP | Availability: Sold Out



Originally Released by Morpheus Descends on MCD in 1994 and limited to 1000 copies which are SOLD OUT!
Also Released on a Limited LP by Dark Descent Records in 2017 which is now SOLD OUT!

Chronicles Of Shadowed Ones is a concept album based on the modern horror fiction of Brim Lumley, specifically the Necroscope series. Its motifs of paranormal powers and the occult, featuring a mythology of deranged vampire-like creatures out of parallel worlds are disturbingly captured by the abrasive atmosphere of the music.

Stylistically, unlike the album that precedes it, there's less of the crushing, excessively rhythmic precision archetypical of the North American tradition, pioneered and perfected by peers Suffocation; Morpheus Descends lies in a vein closer to Incantation, more interested in subtle, evolving melodic development and alternating tempos between the frenzied very fast and the somber death/doom when it best suits the narrative. In fact, at parts sinister tremolo-picked melodies nearly borders Swedish Death Metal.

The most intimate contact with the listener is through the extremely dexterous and dynamic drumming. In all its conventional North American primacy, the blasting is clear, frenetic at times, and approaches a more ritualistic and warlike rhythm during the epic apex of the album. Closely behind it, and lacking completely this discrete execution stands the true instrumental grandeur of the album, the distant landscapes carved by the strings, echoing on each song distinctive, expansive melodic themes such as the heroic introduction of The Cruciform Hills and the desolate, pessimistic mood of Autumn Bleed. A layer farther in this atmosphere of evilness, rough guttural narratives emanate pernicious messages. Undecipherable are the words of this complex tale of hunting and death.

For the last track Moupho Alde Ferenc Yaborov we are surprised with the recapitulation of the inhuman howls from the begining of the first track and are stripped away from the metal realm, and perhaps even from the musical realm altogether. Cinematic dark ambient brings forth images of barren caverns with unknown dangers, tainted by fiendish creatures hungry for blood. Frightening monstrous growls infest the audible content of this long track alongside what seems to be very distant feral, tribal rhythms. Thus, with an ambiguous but arguably injurious resolution is finished one of the finest works of the Golden Era of Death Metal.

MORPHEUS DESCENDS were a support act on two mini tours and played numerous festivals of which playing the now infamous Milwaukee Metal fest two times in a row was the high point. MORPHEUS DESCENDS also were a support band for a few dates on the first US TOUR of ENSLAVED for their "Frost" album.

- Write up courtesy of: Stein
- Andy Newton aka Lord Typhus was the recording session / live bass player as well as co-executive producer for this album.

TRACK LIST:
1. The Cruciform Hills 06:17
2. Cairn of Dumitru 06:49
3. Autumn Bleed 04:55
4. Signs of Gehenna 05:01
5. Moupho Alde Ferenc Yaborov 09:00

LINE UP:
Andy Newton - Bass Guitar
Rob Yench - Guitar
Bryan Johnston - Guitar
Sam Inzerra - Drums
Jeff Reimer - Vocals



SUBCONSCIOUS - INDIGNANT SCRIPTURE
Year: 1994 | SKU: NONE | Formats: TAPE | Availability: Sold Out

Currently Unavailable on any format or platform by DHR.

This demo was the fourth and final release that Andy aka "Lord Typhus" was involved with before leaving SUBCONSCIOUS to join New York's MORPHEUS DESCENDS. Another studio recording demo with xeroxed cover containing the song "NecroSexual" which was monumental in the inspiration of our good friends from Cleveland "EMBALMER" to write their now infamous song "Necro Filing Cabinet"! When the bands shared the stage at the Agora Ballroom it was all out Burtal Necro Death Metal Deviance! The band also did Metal Mom's Michigan Death Fest for the second time. This was where the alliance with MORPHEUS DESCENDS was formed. Shortly after this show Andy joined MORPHEUS DESCENDS moved to New York and went directly into the studio to record the bass tracks for the classic MORPHEUS DESCENDS release "Chronicles Of The Shadowed Ones".

- Andy Newton aka Lord Typhus owner of DHR was the recording session / live bass player as well as co-executive producer for this demo.

TRACK LIST:
1. Vituperative Outer Digestion
2. Sacrosanctity
3. Conception Unholy
4. NecroSexual

LINE UP:
Andy Newton - Bass Guitar
Bryan Johnston - Guitar
Keeb Sutton - Guitar
Jason Sutton - Drums
Bryan Leverenz - Vocals


 
SUBCONSCIOUS - DEMO '93
Year: 1993 | SKU: NONE | Formats: TAPE | Availability: Sold Out

Currently Unavailable on any format or platform by DHR.

Demo 93 was the third Demo released by the band. Sporting a xeroxed cover and pro dupe tape. It was limited to around 100 copies, traded with bands and other tape traders at that time it quickly sold out. This demo pushed the bands boundaries even further into the Brutal Death Metal sound and genre. This demo landed the band many shows and festivals the high point was playing Metal Mom's Michigan Death Fest getting the opportunity to share the stage with tons of sick underground bands from all over the USA and abroad. This was a pivotal point in the bands short time gaining them some true underground recognition.

- Andy Newton aka Lord Typhus owner of DHR was the recording session / live bass player as well as co-executive producer for this demo.

TRACK LIST:
1. Mortal Offering 04:07
2. Carnivorous Molestation 04:10
3. Face Peeler 03:02
4. Vats of Severed Appendages 03:26
5. The Sufferage 03:12
6. Profuse Cannibalism 03:35

LINE UP:
Andy Newton - Bass Guitar
Bryan Johnston - Guitar
Keeb Sutton - Guitar
Jason Sutton - Drums
Bryan Leverenz - Vocals



SUBCONSCIOUS - TORRID INHUMATION
Year: 1992 | SKU: NONE | Formats: TAPE | Availability: Sold Out

Currently Unavailable on any format or platform by DHR.

The second demo of SUBCONSCIOUS. Musically the band had sharpened it's skills and morphed from a doomy thrash sound into the what was a sound inspired by the first wave of Brutal Death Metal which was what was happening around them at the time. Raw, Primitive yet influenced by bands like Athiest, Entomed, Immolation, early Suffocation, Vital Remains and even early Profanatica, Mortican, Incantation. SUBCONSCIOUS expanded as a band and unleashed their 1992 demo "Torrid Inhumation" upon the underground metal scene. Cover artwork was by Keeb Sutton and the demo was professional duped with pro covers. A step up in presentation the band was offered numerous festivals and shows in the midwest and east coast. Creating unions and sharing the stage with many great death, thrash, grind, noise and even black metal bands of the time.

- Andy Newton aka Lord Typhus owner of DHR was the recording session / live bass player as well as co-executive producer for this demo.

TRACK LIST:
1. Wings of Darkness 05:24
2. Sights Unforseen 04:46
3. Torrid Inhumation 03:54
4. Prophecy of the Wizard 04:58

LINE UP:
Andy Newton - Bass Guitar
Bryan Johnston - Guitar
Keeb Sutton - Guitar
Jason Sutton - Drums
Bryan Leverenz - Vocals



SUBCONSCIOUS - PSYCHOSIS OF MELODY
Year: 1991 | SKU: NONE | Formats: TAPE | Availability: Sold Out

Currently Unavailable on any format or platform by DHR.

The First demo by SUBCONSCIOUS! Artwork was hand drawn and xeroxed by Keeb Sutton. There were less than 50 copies duped and circulated among close friends and crew of the band. The band was in the primordial state and this was a very rough bedroom recording. This first recording was inspired by the sound and tradition of bands like Exodus, Death, Forbidden, DRI as well as numerous early underground thrash and death metal bands of the time. SUBCONSCIOUS eventually morphed into a Brutal Death Metal Band in 1992. SUBSCONSCIOUS was formed by John "Andy" Newton aka Lord Typhus in 1991 along with Keeb Sutton, RIP Brother! See you in Valhalla! (Subconscious, Coffin Witch, Cryptic), Jason "Sutton" Hatzel (Subconscious, Coffin Witch, Cryptic), Bryan Johnston (Subconscious, Morpheus Descends, Thy Darkest Empire, Mytherium), and Bryan Leverenz (Subconscious, Ratzkreig). This band released 5 demos only 4 of which were Bloody Stump Productions releases. BSP was the pre DHR independent mail order ran by Andy and Keeb in the early 90's. The demo tapes were very limited and traded out to the others involved in the underground tape trading scenes around the USA. The band was well received and respected in the Midwest and East Coast metal scene of the early 90's. The band booked, promoted, opened and headlined shows all over their home state of Indiana as well as in Chicago, Cleveland, Toledo, Detroit... so many shows it is insane! The band eventually fell into obscurity and the people involved all moved on to other projects.

- Andy Newton aka Lord Typhus owner of DHR was the recording session / live vocalist as well as co-executive producer for this demo.

TRACK LIST:
1. Scorched
2. Sights Forseen
3. Beyond Recognition
4. Self Inflicted Punishment
5. Soul Cellar
6. Strangulate The Mind
7. Spring Cleaning

LINE UP:
Andy Newton - Vocals
Eric Mead - Guitar
Keeb Sutton - Guitar
Jason Sutton - Drums


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