Digital Releases

Bestalita: Bestalita

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Bestalita

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Montreal’s Bestalita is the brainchild of the shadowy (read: anonymous) Asmodeous. It is unclear who, if anyone, is lending a helping hand in the recording of this second self-titled EP to surface from the mysterious project. As with their first release, this recording finds the project wrestling with the genres of black metal and power electronics, and the results are a little more cohesive the second time around.




Ensorcelor: Urarctica

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Ensorcelor

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Ensorcelor is a relatively new band coalescing out a number of dissolved Montreal projects.

On “Urartica Begins” Ensorcelor serves up 36 minutes over three tracks of doom-based metal that blends influences from all over the metal and hardcore maps to conjure up something entirely their own. This digital EP will more than satisfy the hungry ears of those looking forward to an official release.




Neige et Noirceur: Philosophie des Arts Occultes: Musicae Magicae: Spiritus Vociferor 2009

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Neige et Noirceur

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Neige Et Noirceur was founded as a solo side by Spiritus, member of the now defunct progressive black metal band Mor Phose, in 2002. The music, if you will, is the audio equivalent of the long dark winter evenings experienced in Quebec, not unlike that of the Scandinavian winter imagery and influence that has been a major driving force in the black metal scene since it’s beginnings.

Neige et Noirceur quickly follow up the recent digital release Thanatonaut, which offered an epic slab of doom that treaded familiar waters to that of Thergathon, whereas this most recent outing entitled Philosophie des Arts Occultes marks a return to the grim realm of black metal that Neige et Noirceur has been forging a name for himself in the underground with the last couple of years.




Neige et Noirceur: Thanatonaut

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Neige et Noirceur

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Neige Et Noirceur was founded as a solo side by Spiritus, member of the now defunct progressive black metal band Mor Phose, in 2002. The music, if you will, is the audio equivalent of the long dark winter evenings experienced in Quebec, not unlike that of the Scandinavian winter imagery and influence that has been a major driving force in the black metal scene since it’s beginnings.

Thanatonaut, the latest effort from Spiritus who records under the moniker of Neige et Noirceur, offers a temporary departure from the artist’s frozen ambient black metal that has been turning underground metal heads for the last couple of years. The recording is described by the artist as an ode to the “navigators through death” and inspired by the book Les Thanatonautes, a 1994 science fiction novel French writer Bernard Werber. Thanatonaut is a single long track consisting in a few movements that blend seamlessly together.




Grand Trine: Free All Psychic Centers

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Montreal’s Grand Trine live together; not unlike a cult or street gang in a comfortable dream home apartment/jamspace/studio, this is where they exist as a band continuously 24 hours a day. The majority of their sound is comprised of heavy psych and proto-punk, although it may be too paranoid and FX damaged to be considered a throwback. The expansive, exploratory synthesizer soundscapes which occasionally emerge on their recorded material are in sharp contrast to the often bloody, and concise live shows.

Free All Psychic Centers serves as a scrap book style document of Grand Trine’s initial home recordings in the six months leading up to their first live performance. Originally released as cassette by Montreal cassette-only label ‘Campaign For Infinity’, the release sold out of it’s first pressing in just three weeks. Presented now for the first time in Stereo by Alien8 Recordings, it is once again available for the public to enjoy.




thisquietarmy: Transmissions

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thisquietarmy is the ambient/drone project of Eric Quach, from Montreal’s post shoegazer band Destroyalldreamers. His guitar-based sonic experimentations challenge the boundaries of the conventional guitar-drone mould by combining both non-frigid song structure and ambiance together, blending layers of textures over textures, merging faint growing melodies in a beautiful sea of noise and tightening loose ends together.

thisquietarmy’s Transmissions is a conceptual soundtrack to Christy Romanick’s Very Large Array book, which features a series of colored photographs shot in San Agustin, New Mexico. Christy, a photographer from Boston, captures the beauty and eeriness of the VLA satellites occupying an isolated desert landscape, whereas thisquietarmy recreates the transmissions received through its various hybrid configurations (BnA, CnB, DnC). Different sounds from outer space are captured through the different configurations such as the first televised transmission returning from space, signals from lost spacecrafts and random outer space phenomenon.




New: Alien8 Digital Releases

Alien8 Recordings has just launched a new series of digital-only releases. While most of our existing releases are available in digital (MP3 and FLAC) form direct from this site, in this section of our site we are highlighting releases that are available specifically in this format. This will allow us to release music from a broader array of artists, as well as making available material that wouldn't otherwise see the light of day from artists we already work with.

Keep checking this page as we will continue adding new releases here over the coming months.