4 Nov 2019

WULFAZ - Eriks kumbl SECOND PRESSING out now!


WULFAZ - Eriks kumbl SECOND PRESSING out now!
The second pressing of WULFAZ' debut EP "Eriks kumbl" is out now. The new edition is again limited to 50 copies, but this time it comes in a hand-crafted card stock sleeve with a hand-printed lino-block carved image.

29 Jul 2019

KILLING and ILDSTORM Tapes Out Now


KILLING and ILDSTORM Tapes Out Now
Two new releases on TONEwood Music - TT14 and TT15 - are finally available.

22 Dec 2018

TONEwood's Top 10 Metal Albums of 2018


For fear of sounding like a Jerry Seinfeld joke, what's with all the insane death metal albums this year? Though I consider myself to have a broad taste, my greatest worry in making this year's top 10 metal albums has been whether or not the list would be too samey. I decided that censoring or catering the list for any reason wouldn't be right - After all it should only be about which albums were best - subjectively, of course. Now the biggest challenge is gonna be varying the descriptions...

19 Dec 2018

TONEwood's Top 10 Non-Metal Albums of 2018


On a personal level 2018 has been one of the more stressful ones in recent memory for me, with the birth of my first child ranking as probably the biggest change in my life. The way your priorities change has definitely made it harder to find the time to delve into new music. Even so, I've managed to listen to hundreds of new tracks in 2018 - though my year-end list does definitely lean heavily toward bands and groups I was already acquainted with, and albums that released before I became a parent.

16 Aug 2018

From Dungeons Deep - Out September 3rd 2018


Dungeon Synth Compilation Out Soon!
For the uninitiated dungeon synth may seem like just another arbitrary micro genre, but this brand of dark dungeon music is so much more. Taking cues from everything from classic 90s black metal over obscure 8- and 16-bit video games to fantasy roleplaying games and literature, dungeon synth came from humble origins and has since blossomed into a large community, spanning a great deal of influences, styles and sounds.

30 Jun 2018

Dual Cassette Attack - Out July 16th!


New tapes out soon on TONEwood!
On July 16th TONEwood is releasing TT8-1 and TT9-1. The first of those will be Hiemal's 2017 one-track 40 minute album Vespéral, and the latter is Monarch's 2010 EP Netherthrone.

1 Jun 2018

Butcher ABC: "North of Hell"


The heaviest gore groove known to man
Though North of Hell technically speaking is Japanese gore meistros Butcher ABC's first real album since their humble noisecore beginnings in 1994, it's not that their career has had a shortage of releases. If bands like General Surgery, Haemorrhage and early Carcass gets you hard, you're surely going to like this one!