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I asked myself if i have to add Titan Records on my page, as Titan records is "only " a distributor & not a label that produce bands. As i know that bands & sometimes labels are always looking for them to touch more people in several country, i defintly find that it was good for all to present them. You can always give me your own opinion about it.....

Titan records is a young distributor created in mid 1997. The goal was to become a major act in heavy metal distribution & sales. Titan records is dealing with extreme forms of metal, such as black, death doom, or thrash .  So, they 're yet in association with several labels just as Defiled, Napalm, Grinding Peace, Repulse, etc. & they're still looking for some!!!!!

Titan records also distributes self produced CD's just as Mass Psychosis, Hatred, Aurora Borealis & many more!!! So, it's possible to send all stuffs for review & possible distribution!!

A last activity of Titan records is the sales of used CD's, some are really hard to find. In that case, it concerns all styles of metal even the progressive metal style.

Titan records buy all Cd's at wholesales price or on consignment (50% up-front and 50% within 30-45 days after recieving the CD's)

If the possibility is given to them, Titan Records may become an actual recording label in the future.

Excerpts of what Titan distributes : Maleficarum , Ancient , Inquisition ,

MALEFICARUM :

This album was released in 1995 by Defiled records. But you can still get it through Titan Records distributor. After, a debut that let think that Maleficarum is a doom band-black metal band mixing death metal voices & female ones, the following is quite different. Maleficarum plays truly deth metal at its best. It has been a long time that i hadn't heard a so good album in that style. Maleficarum is inspired by the old death metal school. So, it's very speed, loud & brutal. This band comes from Italy & guitarist was also playing in the band Excidium that releases a 7"ep for Adipocere records. Even, if it's death metal at its brutal aspect, the band takes care to bring in each songs some elements that made variety , like a clean guitar break in "Season of black". There is also a lots of break in rythm, alternating loud tempos with speed ones. They don't forget to include solis in songs. They're often made on slow tempos. The drummer is excellent & has got an impressive plays with his double bass. Maleficarum shows that death metal is also a music that is enriched by technical qualities. That's why they don't hesitate to slower tempos & makes some "experimentations" like in "Time I am". They prove that musicality & brutality can be mixed together.

It's quite hard to give names of bands that influenced Maleficarum. May be old Death, Morbid Angel & stuff like that. But it's sure that this band is more than a copy . They find their own style & sound.


INQUISITION :

Recorded in 1994 - 1995 & released in 1996 by Defiled records, this mCD is also available through Titan records mailorder. The band comes from Comlobia. One man project, Dagon, Inquisition proposes a extreme black metal, influenced by death metal in a certain ways.  The voice is harsh but sometimes loud like in "Incense of rest". If some parts are truly black metal , it seems that Inquisition takes his most influences from death metal. On "Encounter in the deep shadows", Dagon blend his black metal voice with a more gothic one & it gives a good effect on the song. The sound is typically the one that belong to the black metal bands of the new wave : extremely high without bass. So, the sound is very particular . As it's a mCD containing only 4 tracks for about 20 minutes it's very hard to have a definitive opinion about this band. But if you're keen on the kind of extreme black metal that was in the undergroudn scene there's 3 years ago, this band is surely the one you need. 


ANCIENT :

Ancient is surely one of the best black metal band that appeared these past few years & it will be one of those that will survive to the black metal trend. After a first album for a french label called Listenable records, the band is approached by the famous label Metal Blade. Ancient will be its first black metal sign! "The Caïnan chronicles" will so be released in 1996. This album is still available through Titan records. Even, if a new album is now released for the beginning of 1998, it's sure that it 's an error to forget this album. Cradle of Fifth was presumed as the best black metal band worldwide & i really think that if they're really good, Ancient was here first. The 2 bands evolves in a style that feels the same; it's epic, original & efficient. More, Ancient has got an incredible production that allows to feel all parts at its good value. It's never disorganised or inaudible like often where there is ultra speed parts. The album has been recorded at the famous unisound studio with Dan Swanö & this is suremly a reason of this quality. On some songs like in "The cainan chronicles part 2 - lillith's embrace", music will surely remain another fantastic black metal bands signed on Adipocere records : Diabolical Masquerade, because of the heavy metal riffs used in this song. But the main tempos are ofthe speed & it's always guitars that bring melodies. 

This album is also built like a concept album with different personage, appearing during songs. It's very easy to follow & the blend of various voices : black metal ones, female ones, singing one, opera like, ... makes this album indispensable & attractive.

More, Ancient is also the kind of bands composed with musicians that really plays with their inbstrument. They really controls instruments. So, there's some solis with guitars like on "at the infernal portal" for example. It emphasizes again the richness of this songs. 

So, if you haven't discover this band or if you want to discover what & how sounds a good black metal band, get this one. It's a solid reference & a must have!


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`ZINES ~~~~~~

BALLBUSTER (#4) $4 OR $3 WITH ANY ORDER {80 PG NEWSPAPER PRINT} COVERS A WIDE SPECTRUM OF ALL STYLES OF METAL, INTERVIEWS WITH: METALLICA, OBITUARY, GEEZER, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CRADLE OF FILTH. TONS OF REVIEWS, AND REPORTS ON EXTREME MUSIC AND INDUSTRIAL.

BLASPHEMER (#1) $2 OR FREE W/ANY ORDER $20 OR OVER {NEWSPAPER PRINT} INTERVIEWS WITH: DARK TRANQUILITY, DEICIDE, TCHORT(SAYTRICON, EX-EMPEROR), IMPALED NAZARINE, ANCIENT, AURORA BOREALIS, PESSIMIST BENEDICTION, INTERNAL BLEEDING, JUDAS ISCARIOT, AND MANY MORE!!! ALSO CONTAINS REVIEWS AND OTHER STUFF, A KILLER FIRST ISSUE!!! NOTE: COVER PICTURE MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE CONTENT, THE MAG CONSIDERS ITSELF A "DIRTY METAL MAGAZINE"

SLOTH (#3) $3 {A PRO-PRINTED ZINE WITH 50 PAGES FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH: QUO VADIS, CANNIBAL CORPSE, AT THE GATES, HYPOCRISY, DISSECTION, SAMAEL, 175+ REVIEWS, ADS, CONTACTS, ETC. A QUALITY READ!!!

SLOTH (#4) $2 OR FREE WITH ANY ORDER $20 OR OVER {NEWSPAPER PRINTED THIS ISSUE} 64 PAGES OF THE LATEST UNDERGROUND INFO, TONS OF REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS WITH: PHLEBOTOMIZED, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, THE CROWN(EX-CROWN OF THORNS), HATRED, BILL ZEBUB(THE GRIMOIRE), DECEASED, CONTACTS, ETC. A MUST HAVE!

USED CDíS ALSO AVAILABLE, CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE FOR ONLINE CATALOG, OR FOR THOSE WITH E-MAIL ACCESS ONLY, A .TXT COPY CAN BE E-MAILED BY REQUEST.

ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TITAN RECORDS ACCEPT VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, AND DISCOVER CARDS. NO ADDITIONAL SERVICE CHARGE WILL BE ADDED FOR USING CREDIT CARDS. YOUR CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED IF ITEMS ARE NOT AVAILABLE.

NOTE: THEY USE ADDRESS VERIFICATION ON EVERY ORDER, SO IF YOUR ADDRESS DOES NOT MATCH WHAT IS ON FILE WITH YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, THE CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED AND NO ORDER WILL SHIP.

PAYMENT CAN ALSO BE MADE BY CASH IN U.S DOLLARS (AT YOUR OWN RISK), WITH A MONEY ORDER, AN INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDER (I.M.O.), OR A BANK CHECK (OFFICIAL, CASHIER'S, ETC.) MADE OUT IN U.S. DOLLARS PAYABLE TO: TITAN RECORDS. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED!

TITAN RECORDS SHIP OUT ORDERS ASAP (WITHIN 24 HOURS OF RECEIVING PAYMENT), ORDERS PAID BY CREDIT CARD SHIP OUT SAME DAY AS CARD IS CHARGED. ORDERS ARE SHIPPED VIA 1ST CLASS OR UPS. SOMETIMES AN ITEM IS ON BACKORDER, SO PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 4 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY. IF YOU LIST AN ALTERNATE SELECTION, IT WILL DECREASE THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY DELAYS. A CREDIT SLIP WILL BE ISSUED FOR ITEMS NOT AVAILABLE. NO CASH REFUNDS!!! NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS-ADD 8% SALES TAX TO YOUR ORDER, OR IT WILL BE DELAYED!

POSTAGE RATES: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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