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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

July 2020 Offer // Coloured Merch // New releases from JUPITERIAN, HATEFUL, etc.!

Hello all!   

I hope you all are doing well! We're still in lockdown and it's getting way too much - the cases are rising and it's getting out of hand here. We're in lockdown since March and are absolutely frustrated and stressed at this point. But we're going on despite it all. With the relaxations that came into effect a few weeks back, we're able to resume printing merch, make box sets and send things out albeit only via DHL Express (international post is still not working). It essentially means we're losing money sending out stuff using this premium service but we're determined to clear our backlog by the end of this month itself. We can't thank you enough for your patience and support in these testing times! We're almost out of it! 

We've reverted to keeping a low price for digital albums on Bandcamp but we will be sure to toss in a few codes in our newsletters from time to time. Btw, today is 'Bandcamp Friday' so they're waiving their share to help us labels and artists that much more, so if you're planning on purchasing anything, today would be an excellent day to do that! 

This is the July month's offer. The prices (only on Bandcamp and our Official Store - are already reduced. The gorgeous, massive LP box sets are now for just around 35 euros, CD box sets for around 16 euros and cassette box sets even lower than that. They're always limited and we're not going to repress them. I'll do a stock update and give you a rough idea of which ones are on the verge of being sold out. I post all of this stuff on the official Facebook group 
HERE as it's easier that way. I also enjoy the personal touch and it's fun to get to know our customers a bit better! :) 


As you can see, we're working hard to make sure that our US and Europe stores are up to date with our latest products. The US store is already up to date and the Europe store will be up to date by the end of this month. If you're facing issues with customs especially if you're in Europe, it's highly advisable that you order from our Europe store, which ships out from Germany. If you have any requests, please feel free to write in and we'll make sure to make that product available.

Here are the links again -

Official US Store (Indiemerch) -
Official Europe Store (operating from Germany) -


We've asked around if people would be interested in merch other than in black colour and the response we got was overwhelmingly positive. We decided to take the plunge even though admittedly it's a massive pain in the ass to make this kind of merch which requires us to get this material specially made from scratch. We first started with this Eremit hoodie which is now almost sold out already, being limited strictly to 30 numbers.

Fans of the German sludge/doom band 
EREMIT can now rejoice at how terrific the band's new ZIPPED RED HOODIE looks! The deep red of the fabric is a custom-made, non-standard hoodie colour, but it looks absolutely spectacular, especially with the artwork and theme for Eremit's latest album, 'Desert Of Ghouls'. These hoodies are made of high-quality cotton and available in a whole ranges of sizes. However, we are limiting these hoodies to 30 nos, so putting this on a wish list is not advised!

Official Store | Eremit Bandcamp


Also coming in hot (and with incredible aesthetic), is Spanish death metal band Come Back From The Dead's 'The Rise Of The Blind Ones' vinyl. We just received them last week and sent them out to everyone who pre-ordered immediately. They will also be available from our official US and Europe stores very soon! Please find here the mockups with ACTUAL IMAGES of the LPs.

This is a unique crystal clear with blue LP with a splatter effect of colours corresponding to the album artwork. Moreover, each LP comes in a gatefold sleeve having a metallic effect with added matte finish UV effect and embossing done for the logo. Orders for this beautiful LP are limited to 100 nos.

This is a breathtaking tri-colour merge LP with splatter effect of colours corresponding to the album artwork. Moreover, each LP comes in a gatefold sleeve having a metallic effect with added matte finish UV effect and embossing done for the logo.

And lastly, here's a proper pic of the high quality extra thick gatefold sleeve with metallic effect throughout and also embossing being done, sent in by a customer from Denmark -

Official Store | Come Back From The Dead Bandcamp


Hateful - Set Forever On Me (Technical Death Metal)

Genre - Technical Death Metal
Release date - September 25th, 2020
Formats - Digital / CD / CD Box Set / Red Zipped Hoodie / Red Long Sleeve / Red T-shirt
For fans of - Atheist, Cerebrum, Gorguts, Disincarnate, Spawn of Possession, Cynic, Death, Necrophagist, Suffocation, Immolation

Italian death metal masters Hateful have created a mind-bending album of epic proportions. They've constructed dizzying structures by piling riffs and drum patterns atop one another with delirious fervour and surgical precision. It includes elements of the early technical death metal bands like Atheist, Gorguts, Disincarnate and Death, powerful brutal coagulants such as Suffocation and Deeds of Flesh, and even the kinetic, ever-changing properties of bands like Spawn of Possession and Necrophagist. There's just so much to unravel as a listener and it's a rare treat, for Hateful take their time fleshing out the parts and seeing to their fulfillment, rather than rushing blindly through it all without making any rhythmic sense or retaining a semblance of coherence. This is a thinking man's death metal where the core sound isn't mutated abnormally nor is the brutality mitigated and yet it incorporates intricate, highly challenging structures, Immolation-esque complexity and dissonance, and exhibits maddening dexterity and endless album replay value. Seven years in the making, Hateful's hugely awaited album complements contemporary death metal label mates in Depravity, Atræ Bilis, Sepulchral Curse and Cutterred Flesh and even technical death metal champions Chaos Motion, Cerebrum, Coexistence and The Scalar Process.

Line up -
Daniele Lupidi (Valgrind, Voids of Vomit) - Bass, Vocals and Rhythm Guitars
Massimo Vezzani (Voids of Vomit) - Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Marcello Malagoli (Blood of Seklusion) - Drums and Vocals

Artwork by Daniele Lupidi

These are custom-made high quality soft cotton hoodies (in a rich dark-red fabric) with a long lasting metal zipper. It comes with a beautiful full-colour album artwork print that's made by Daniele Lupidi on the back, and has the 'Hateful' band logo on the sleeves as well as in the front.

These are high quality, soft cotton long sleeve T-shirts (in a rich dark-red fabric) that have a massive full colour album artwork print-designed by Daniele Lupidi.

These are high quality, soft cotton long sleeve T-shirts (in a rich dark-red fabric) that have a massive full colour album artwork print-designed by Daniele Lupidi.

This is a gorgeous limited edition CD box set that has silver embossing done for the logos and comes packed with the following high quality items -

1. 8-panel digipak CD with 12-page booklet
2. Autographed card
3. Silver patch
4. Fridge magnet
5. Badge with bottle opener
6. Metallic sticker

We take special care with our digipak CD packaging, and this one has embossing done for the logos, UV lamination on special parts of the artwork and a metallic effect on the whole thing to top things off. Also includes a 12-page booklet.

This is a money-saving combo deal for two devastating death metal releases on our label. Over here, you have Hateful's rich dark red CD box set along with Sepulchral Curse's CD box set, in all their undiminished glory. Don't miss out on this one. Link to the latter's music -

Double the death metal attack with this fantastic 2 bands/2-CDs combo deal offer. Make savings on the double digipak offer, that includes Hateful's 'Set Forever On Me' + Sepulchral Curse's 'Only Ashes Remain'. You can check out the latter here -


Jupiterian - Protosapien  (Atmospheric Sludge/Doom Metal)

Genre - Atmospheric Sludge /Doom Metal
Release Date - September 11th, 2020
Formats - Digital / LP / LP Box Set / CD / CD Box Set / Cassette / Cassette Box Set / Zipped Hoodie / Long Sleeve / Merch
For fans of - Eremit, Loss, Primitive Man, Gaerea, Bell Witch, Krypts, Deathspell Omega, My Dying Bride

Jupiterian are back after releasing their groundbreaking album 'Terraforming' which was akin to the sound of tectonic plates shifting. In the aftermath of that event, a new revelation has been unearthed - their magnum opus 'Protosapien'. It slices through the ominous atmospheric murk of the band's previous effort and in an almost primitive yet strangely evolved manner, goes for the jugular. Jupiterian rise as a mythical creature, imbibing everything that transpired and distilling it all to create something highly potent, dense and sonically immeasurable. This is the sound of titans. Jupiterian have created a form of harrowing, otherworldly sludge/doom metal that lumbers on erratically, carving their own path, trampling on anything that dares stand in their way. There is little left to do other than cower in fear. Bow down before your new overlords.

Line up -
G - Drums
R - Bass
A - Guitar
V - Guitars, Vocals and Synths

Artwork by Mariusz Lewandowski (Eremit, Bell Witch)

These are probably our most stunning LP box sets yet. Each variant is limited to only 25 nos. They have a metallic finish all over and come loaded with the following special items -

1. Gatefold LP with metallic/UV effect and sandalwood fragrance
2. Autographed card
3. A3 poster
4. Bottle opener badge
5. Fridge magnet
6. Sticker

The Jupiterian Protosapien LPs come in a sturdy gatefold packaging with metallic effect all over and moreover, it will have a unique sandalwood fragrance on the packaging akin to the traditional incense sticks. There will be UV lamination and embossing done in parts too. There are three different colour variants and they're limited to 125 (Crystal), 125 (Merge #1) and 150 (Merge #2) numbers, not to be repressed.

These are high quality zipped hoodies having a front pocket logo print, specially designed prints for both the sleeves with the right one having multiple coloured logos, and the main Mariusz Lewandowski print on the back. These are soft, cotton hoodies with a metal zipper. Limited to only 50.

These are high quality, comfortable long sleeve T-shirts of 230 gsm thickness while also being soft. There are prints on both the sleeves with the right sleeve having a multiple-coloured logo print. And of course there's Mariusz Lewandowski's artwork as the main print. These are limited to 50 nos.

Here's the album artwork T-shirt with a gigantic print by the master Mariusz Lewandowski (Bell Witch, Eremit). These are printed on thick 230 gsm soft 100% cotton T-shirts bearing the Transcending Obscurity branding. They look exceptional.

The CD box set comes with a unique box design and has a gold effect all over. It's limited to 175 and won't be repressed. It comes with the following items -

► 8-panel digipak CD with sandalwood fragrance
► Autographed card
► Large badge
► Gold patch
► Metallic sticker
► Guitar pick

As expected, the CD edition for this release comes in our standard 8-panel digipak with continuous artwork and has a metallic gold effect to boot. There's this sandalwood fragrance akin to the traditional incense sticks that emanates from this packaging, making it special.

The cassette box set comes in a different box than the CD box set and a different design too. It is limited to just 30 nos. and won't be reprinted. It comes loaded with the following items -

► Cassette having full body print on both sides with 3-panel metallic effect J-card
► Autographed card
► Fridge magnet
► Gold patch
► Die cut sticker

These are high-quality imported black coloured cassettes having fully body prints on both sides. It comes with a metallic effect 3-panel J-card containing complete information. They are limited to just 100 copies and are numbered.

We really went all the way for this one. You can get them at our official store, Bandcamp and even our Europe and US stores. 


World In Ruins (Death Metal/Crust/Grind band from Sweden) 

We’re thrilled to work with World In Ruins, a promising death metal/crust band that will further strengthen our roster along with like-minded label mates in Henry Kane, Medium, Goregang, Bones, Down Among The Dead Men, etc. We’re huge into grind and crust and are particularly excited with this development.

Listen to an exclusive song 


Fyi, we're planning to introduce wooden box sets for all the formats - LPs, CDs and even cassettes, the latter two will come in a coffin-shaped wooden box. We're still figuring out the prices and feasibility but we're optimistic that we can roll it out in time for the big Revolting release that's lined up either later this month or early next month! We'll be posting pics soon on the group so keep an eye out!

Once again, thank you so much for allowing us to work hard for you all. Without your support, none of this would be possible. We promise to do better after this horrible period!

Cheers and take care!
Kunal Choksi

Label owner

Transcending Obscurity Records 

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