Pesanta Urfolk Contest

NOTE: CONTEST EXTENDED UNTIL THE EVENING OF MONDAY JUNE 27TH. THE RECORDS REFERENCED IN THIS CONTEST ARE RUNNING LATE AT THE PRESSING PLANT.

My friend Adam is really getting his label, Pesanta Urfolk going. In the past, he released the Arnica / Wolfsblood split 10". Last year, he released the first Hell album on vinyl (magnificently, I might add). He's been distributing albums for his friends in Allerseelen, among other things. Now, he has even more major things in the works, all of which are coming very soon. What's more, he's prepared to give some of these very special releases away to some very, very lucky HSS readers.

The five releases that are upcoming are as follows:

L'Acephale - Stahlhartes Gehäuse 2xLP
Hail - Frozen Grave 2xLP
Hell - II 2xLP
Ash Borer - Full Length LP (already up for preorder, here)
Vradiazei - Full Length LP

All of those except Hell II will have very limited special editions. The grand prize winner of this contest will receive all 4 of the special editions plus the Hell II LP in its standard edition. The runner up will receive the Northwestern Metal Trio of releases - the Hail 2xLP, the L'Acephale 2xLP, and the Hell II LP.

I am unbelievable excited for this contest. To enter, all you need to do is enter in the comments section why you are as excited as I am. Don't forget to tell us who you are as well. Winners will be chosen at random on the 21st.

This contest will run for 3 weeks - from now until about 10 PM on the Solstice, June 21st. Some of the releases are running late at the pressing plant, but that's quite alright.

(To those of you who don't win - I strongly encourage you to support Adam, his label, and the bands by purchasing these when they are available for order. Adam is doing a great job, and is someone who I am very thankful to have met. He's a great guy, and is someone who I genuinely admire and respect. I have been saving my $, and will purchase each and every one of these myself - I think you should so the same. They are all AMAZING pieces of music.)

And one last note- this contest will remain on the top of HSS, but many posts will be made between now and the end of the contest. Don't forget to scroll down to keep up with us.

Thanks to everyone who participates.

89 comments:

Alex said...

I have a raging boner at the thought of every single one of those releases. Regardless who or what wins this, I agree with you Harold - everyone worth their weight in (..metal) salt should support what this guy is releasing. Best release list I've seen from a label in a very long time.

Stoneborn Ravens said...

I find my heart racing toward the onset of Solstice, and this is just one of the reasons why. Not only do I find myself blessed to know every one of the artists presented, I also hold a deep love and bond with the Mr Adam. The last we saw of one another, our hearts were in the same fathomless abyss, and in that we found some stability. I also hope to win this contest as I'll never so much as begin to hope to purchase any of these records from my own empty pockets, having recently found myself homeless and without hope. So there is my load of a sop-story as to why I dream of having this contest turn in to my favour.

With love,
Ray

Virfirnus said...

As someone who will be going bankrupt due to some future releases from Adam, the chance and snagging a few in this contest has me quite excited to say the least(you know, that kind've excited you become when you hear that they are making a new installment to the Lion King saga!). Plus, the chance of getting that L'acephale release in double lp form has me releasing a load in both the front and back of my pants. As a support of all the bands listed as well as Adam's efforts, I truly hope to win. If not, well, it's back to slingin rocks on the streets of Tacompton to fund my merch addiction.

Dallas Bolen

Industrie Chimère Noire said...

interesting label what I'v heard from HELL was very good...the band I play with might features in Pesanta Urfolk's future releases!

†HAXAN† said...

"Must... have... special.... editions....."

(i whispered, as i crawled almost lifeless on the floor due to this news almost caused me a heart attack)

".. specially Hell - II.. aaaaahhhh"

(i said as the last breath of air flew from my lungs)

Jacob Snead said...

Hell I is just amazing and was my first purchase from Pesanta, still blasting that demon spawn through my speakers... I already preordered the Ash Borer Ltd Edition... but I will gladly take free things! Thanks HSS and Pesanta!

jakesnead@gmail.com

Robert said...

I'm excited as a purple-assed monkey watching The Banana Channel about that upcoming Vradiazei release. Those guys have made some incredible music and I'm can't wait to see what's next.

This is not to slight any of the other releases, all of which are high-quality, it's just... Man, that Vradizei stuff's so good!

Robert said...

Let's all pretend I wrote "I" instead of "I'm" in the second sentence of my comment above.

Luka said...

whats the rumor about elu of the nine/hell split? is this for real or just jibberish?

and yeah, i'm especially excited about the vradiazei, when i saw those girls live last year they were nothing but amazing!
so here's to me, hoping i might win this :)

Luka

The Inarguable said...

Why am I excited? Aren't new records something to always be excited for? That and the Vradiazei samples I've heard are amazing.

Stahlhartes Gehause and Frozen Grave are also, like, fucking incredible. Having owned the Mort und Totsclag tape for a few years, the fact that Stahlhartes was actually LISTENABLE was enough to be excited, but the fact that it was so mindbogglingly AWESOME made it something special. Hail is its own monster...I mean, how does Carl do it? Truly unique music.

I already have the Ash Borer tape (muhahahaha), but wax is wax...am I right? The packaging Adam put together for it is outstanding.

With stuff and things,
Jon

malinconica said...

i'm so excited because i want Ash Borer Lp!

claudiavollono said...

i'm so excited because i want Ash Borer Lp! (2)

p.s. i don't write you my email

rottendark@gmail.com said...

I'm excited because I will not win anything!

maskofgojira said...

Who wouldn't be excited about the opportunity to get these records. There isn't a bad egg among these five, all fantastic. From the few items I've actually gotten from Adam, I absolutely love (I wear my Skagos shirt WAAAAAY TOOO much) and have a real love affair with L'Acephale and a recently developed love for Ash Borer and Hell. I don't think I can really compete with those who've submitted comments before me, but I seriously hope that whoever wins these truely has an appreciation for what they'll be winning.

frank zito said...

ash borer is awesome. i prefer a tape copy though. we can iron out those details after the 21st.

Anonymous said...

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeessss! Don't know about Vradiazei nor Hail but Ash Borer, Hell and L'Acéphale are fucking good! Can't wait to here those... Good luck to Pesanta Urfolk who releases superb edition of mind binding music.

R. LOUIS

SWAMP! said...

Hail!

My name is Shazzula, I discovered Pesanta through L'Acéphale and you through Pesanta post.

I'm intrigued & attracted by Adam Label and all the bands on his label, do not know them all!

Im musician,record spinner , Analogic synthesizer freak , Belgian gypsie , photographer, working on a crazy project:

Black Mass Rising! A low cost experimental 120 minutes movie attracted by all dark imagery and weirdnest sounds.

Sountrack w/ bands as L'Acéphale,Menace Ruine,Illogium,Kinit Her, Yoga etc

I would love to hear the sounds of Pesanta and truelly like what I see already!

sending Best Energies to all of you!


S.S

Vanuytrecht Tom said...

I'm always excited about free tunes, free vinyl is even better than free brownies. Black metal and black brownies, black! BLACK!
These contests are a great way to get to know new music (as is the blog..) and the packages are always insane.

Hopefully the third time is the one. Keep it up.

Vanuytrecht Tom (Belgium: will trade for heavy belgian beer!)

lars powderdry said...

when I return from the trance-state, I find that all I have drawn are pictures of these records.

Anonymous said...

the Hell II vinyl is enough to get me exited about this contest. he did a wonderful job on Hell I, so imagine all of these are must haves.

kane blaum

Galgor said...

I'm excited because I've already pre-ordered the Ash Borer LP that's on list, but after listening to the rest I'm pretty much convinced I need to order the rest!

I need to keep a close eye on this label from now on. Dillema... Wait until the contest ends and risk some of them selling out, or snatch them up now? Man...

galgor *at* gmail *dawt* com

Emil said...

If I won these it would be the reason I need to go out and buy myself an LP player (for the very first time in my life). I have waited long, only collecting tapes and cds due to finacial reasons, at this point Im very temptepted to start a vinyl collection. Winning this would indeed be the reason to finally do it.

Llanero Solitario said...

Why am I so excited? I want the Ash Borer LP and since I've promised I won't spend more money until a few months pass (I've discovered how much money I've spent this year buying music) it would be a way of having it sooner than expected.

I wish Pesanta urfolk the best luck, it's great to see projects like this becoming real.

By the way, I know this blog since two months ago or so and I've just discovered who you are. I'm Gravetemplar, from Last FM. Great blog.

colin said...

all the bands this label deal with are top notch. very excited to hear the stuff they put out. would be even more excited if i win this contest. :)

Amber said...

I only know Ash Borer and L'Acephale, but since you've posted it here, it must be good right! So I can't wait to listen to it.

Anonymous said...

These 5 albums will get me through the summer and beyond. I'm excited for them all, but especially that Ash Borer!

-Rob

Kellen said...

pesanta is my new favorite.

rasputin said...

Not only are each of the bands fantastic, Pesanta Urfolk is one of the best labels around at the moment. If this isn't enough to get you excited, then perhaps one should give up music and focus on stamps or something. How do I know I'm excited? My giblets are wet, and the physicality of that is not even possible. My vinyl collection is yearning for these five to nestle amongst it.

Berkay - berkay_is@hotmail.com

Corrado said...

Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you will remember if we were good men or bad, why we fought, or why we died. No, all that matters is the exciting contest by the amazing Pesanta Urfolk and HSS, that's what's important. Valor pleases you, Crom, so grant me one request, grant me the vinyls! And if you do not listen, then the hell with you!

Anonymous said...

There is no way I could top that last comment, but I'd love to get that new Ash Borer record along with all the other great releases! Pesanta Urfolk is ran by a friend of mine and I'm all about supporting!

johan-
jbecker15@comcast.net

trentobento said...

I'm excited about the possibility of spending some serious time listening to brilliant, free records. What else could you want? Will definitely keep an eye out for these in any case.

psychommunity2@hotmail.com

Ghola Merrick said...

Give these to me as your recommendations are making me poor

JMerrick@gmail.com

Rajen Bhatt said...

I AM GOING TO LISTEN TO ALL OF THESE RELEASES ON AN ANTIQUE HAND CRANK PHONOGRAPH once owned by John Ruskin IN THE WOODS WHILE POURING TASTY LIBATIONS WITH ME AND MY FRIENDS WHILE I EAT COSMIC SOUP ATOP MY ARMOURED BATTLE BEAST.

vviddershins said...

I'm so excited to see that Hail, L'Acephale, and Ash Borer are coming out on vinyl. I've not heard of these other two bands, but seeing the company they keep i'm off to investigate the. I listened to the last L'Acephale albums for six months everyday. I love that stuff.

Cascadia Tattoo Machines said...

Waiting patiently to receive my Ash Borer Preorder copy and I greatly respect what Adam is doing with his label. I have to say I usually don't enter these types of contests but sure would like to win this one. Of course if not I will still hoard some extra cash and buy every one of these.

Media Tree said...

these releases will all be amazing... i`m especially excited for the vradiazei LP.

i am very excited about this label and all of their upcoming projects!

-Mike from Media Tree

Nils said...

I am as excited as you are because I love good music and free stuff. A combination of the two would be wonderful. There.

B.Murder said...

I should win this contest so I can have doubles of each release to sell on ebay to people like you at exorbitant prices so you can make youtube videos about your cult stuff.

micheal said...

Me like to be crushed. Me want to be crushed by vinyl. This Vinyl, specifically
Timeoftheeclipse@gmail.com

Walter said...

This is awesome what you guys are doing, more indie labels should do stuff like this. I simply cannot get enough of Ash Borer, they and Dark Sea Dream are my favorite new metal bands at the moment. But, to get a special edition of that would be un-fucking-believable, Hell as well, all those bands kick much ass, excellent label, generous idea.

Mario A. said...

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it
I'm about to get free stuff and I think I like it
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it
And I know I know I know I know I know I want them, I want them!

jmdumas said...

I have already preordered the Ash Borer release (cause they rule), but really wouldn't mind getting my hands on all those other releases!

It's great to see someone is doing things right.

Cheers,
jm

Yannick said...

Me want awesome LP's

Ash Borer is already on the way...

Gimme more sweet vinyls for hungry eardrums!

You guys kick serious asses!!!

Uncle_Ebineezer said...

I've preordered Ash Borer already. Hell sounds amazing. Would love to check out the other releases on this awesome label. Fingers crossed...

Travis said...

Stoked because I'm addicted to vinyl and metal!

Comic said...

Ash borer sounds indescribably amazing on casette. But on vinyl, now that would make my life. Their brutal, unrelenting assault on the ears literally make all the other metal sound like a tampon. Hell does that too. And if all the other releases sound as good as those two, them I want them extremely badly. This label has made metal compared to none other, and to get these FREE would just be the shit.

Pat said...

that's a damn sexy assortment of albums to give out :D!

the Hell album is especially amazing I've really really loved all the music I've heard from Hell.

Jesse Kevon said...

Every one of these bands are amazing. Ash Borer put out my favorite metal album of the year (so far). I am stoked for these releases and stoked for this contest!

salo666 said...

Whoa. I really feel like that's all one can say. These bands are all amazing. And this label is doing amazing work. Keep it up.

Brian said...

Perfect juxtaposition of dark releases for a long day.

drew said...

looking forward to the ash borer vinyl, like the lineup you have upcoming!

Tristan said...

seems like a great line-up, your label is starting to look real good!

Frank said...

Gimmie some records!

Already ordering the Ash Borer anyway though.

Jonathan said...

I recently got the Ash Borer discography on cassette and they've become one of my favorite new(ish) bands. Excited to hear the other stuff.

Deserts said...

I suppose the best I can say is that if I don't come into these releases via free means, then Adam Pesanta will be getting a shitload of my money...

-Patrick

Paul Takahashi said...

I am excited because I love Adam's beautiful beard & his infinite kindness ; also Markus Wolff's music and projects even though I never had the chance to meet him. I never had the chance to listen to most of those bands, but that would be a good start considering the enthusiasm 'round here!

Scairt said...

To use poetic ancient Gaelic... I'm excited because...
Níl an t-am agam anois.

Orderly said...

holy crapppp, this is amazing
pick me pick me

Rob said...

Looks great, please count me in for the contest. Dug the Hell and Ash Borer cassette releases, and I'd love to hear all this stuff on wax.
Many thanks,
Rob

Audio Negativity said...

I am very excited to see a good man and a friend take so much pride in his craft. I am honored to have met many of these people, sharing the stage with some and am happy to see their work being recognized and put into proper context. Cheers to all involved and I wish much prosperity!

Casey Hogan

j said...

any label that signs vradiazei, not to even mention l'acephale, is bound to be rad.

bogusrendition@gmail

JohanAsTree said...

l'Acephale AND Ash Borer within a month of releasing, this summer will bring deafened ears and parched throats. Amazing.

Ryan Green said...

Excited to have come across this website and awesome contest!!!

Thanks!
Ryan

Luka said...

Looking forward to hear the new Vradiazei. when they played live in slovenija was an epic experience!

Luka B

mico said...

Great label with great releases!

beezlebub said...

I shit you not, I got the Pesanta Urfolk logo tattooed on my neck. Not for this contest though, just because the logo is super awesome, as is the label and what they release. The first time I heard that Hell tape, I wished that I had it on vinyl, then laughed at how ludicrous that was to even consider. Well who is laughing now? Now if we could just get Leech against leviathan on vinyl I will be set.

Teja said...

I will be short. Im excited because of hearing new music of great artists!

Marko S said...

Vradiazei ... new stuff?! Win/win ;)

Tom said...

Hell I was a great release. Great presentation. I can't wait for all of these new releases!

nosegrinder (at) yahoo (dot) com

stuart said...

vinyl always gets me drooling, and these more than most. top stuff...always.

Patrik said...

Oooh, Hell I is one of my favorite doom metal albums, like a good combination of The Funeral Orchestra and some Electric Wizard. Haven't been able to hear Hell - II, yet, but I suspect it's great!

CJ said...

I absolutely love Hell & Ash Borer.

Anonymous said...

I do not get excited, but would enjoy these records. DIE!

dinjune353@gmail.com

Public Castration is a Good Idea said...

Stahlhartes Gehause is basically one of the most absolutely mindblowing albums I've ever come across. Not only the music, which is as raw and agressive as it is incredibly beautiful and majestic, but just everything, from the samples the band used on the songs (which inspired me to track down and listen to Penderecki and Veljo Tormis), to the artwork and the liner notes on the CD. I can say without a doubt that Stahlhartes is one of my favorite albums ever and I'm dying to know how it will sound on vinyl.

Javier F. (javierferal at gmail dot com)

deadin1990 said...

wow! some really great releases. love Ash Borer and Hell. I hope i win!

charlesriou said...

awesome releases... I've never one a prize in my life but I guess now would be a nice time to start...

S. Flasch said...

I would love to have a copy of all those albums. Been collecting vinyl for a few years and these albums would fit perfectly in with the rest. I love each band including most that are similar in sound.

:D

Max said...

Great label, awesome releases. Especially "Hell". \m/
I need second part of their stuff. God of Random, hear my call!!!1

Andrew said...

I'm excited for these releases because they represent some of the most ground-breaking and exciting music to be released in the past several years. Also starting a budding vinyl collection. Send me your blessings, record gods!

Andrew

langsand000@gmail.com

WmMBerger said...

Great metal on vinyl is what makes life worth living. That Hell LP was so well done! Been looking forward to these since they were announced!

Wm. M. Berger
WFMU
Prison Tatt Records

:RAUNEND: said...

I'm excited because such a handsome boy with such a nice beard can only release music extraordinaire!!
Francesco/RAUNEND

breakingwheel@yahoo.com said...

VINYL is IMMORTAL! i cannot wait to get my hands on these!

perci said...

shit, i hope i'm not too late. i really hope luck won't turn it's back on me this time...

Nedtrykthet said...

great!

Kristoffer said...

I am excited for these releases, because all of these are released by some of the most powerful and feral artists. It is as if Pesanta assembled all of my favourite artists, not only in one distro/label, but also in the same competition!

Greetings from Denmark, a place where I'll probably never get a chance to see these artists.
Kristofferkjaer (at) Mac.com

JAX said...

We've celebrated the solstice here in Sweden which is a big tradition that 99% of the population celebrates. This year we danced to Hell and Ashborer and Moss via Vimeo and Youtube. Too bad we didn't have them on vinyl but hopefully next year we'll dance and trance to the heaviest on this planet. Hail Pesanta Urfolk!

JAX

Ian said...

I'm excited because both Ash Borer and l'Acephale have been big influences and I'm glad to see them getting great releases like these!

kaichu said...

I'm excited, because I've just found vinyl and black metal again. And for a guy who is almost broke this would be an excellent chance to start a new collection

Gilby said...

How can you NOT be excited about Ash Borer and Hell?!