SPECTRAL LORE: “II” (extended) 2xLP / 2xCD, and “Sentinel” 2xLP, pre-order launched today!!!

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We spent several years (with much patience, care and dedication) in the making of these two unique Black Metal albums for vinyl 2xLP format. And due to the special nature of the extended version of “II”, this will also have a 2xCD issue of its own.

These productions are at the pressing plant since summer 2021, with a release & shipping date due to the first quarter of 2022.

As most of you know, this is the continuation of the collaboration we had with the vinyl release of “Gnosis” back in 2016.

Both albums have been remastered in New York by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, etc.) of Menegroth Studios, and we have a special treat for listeners of “II“, since Ayloss has recorded bass guitar for this album, which was absent from the original recording, and done some extra post-production work.

The addition of bass lines in “II” changes the whole album’s atmosphere and depth. It’s not just listening to an enhanced recording, but a complete different experience on itself.
As if that was not good enough, both the 2xLP and the 2xCD versions of “II” will feature an unreleased track from these sessions, which was found along the process: “Penumbra“.

II is Spectral Lore’s first “real” album in terms of length and ambition, while Sentinel is Ayloss’ first strong effort in terms of production and efficiency.

II represents the first, if a little bit premature version of the Spectral Lore sound that was achieved by introducing more Metal elements into the experimental Ambient Black Metal sound of the debut.
In II the two elements of Metal and ambience are in a perfect balance, not making completely clear at any point if you’re listening to a Metal or an Ambient music album.

Also, II features the first really progressive and ambitious Spectral Lore composition, “The Thorns that Guide my Warpath“, which is one of Ayloss’ favourite up to this day.

For this vinyl issue of II we will be able to present the original Vierling‘s paintings at full size’s magnificence.

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THRONE EXCLUSIVE “MERGE” COLLECTOR’S EDITION LP: Gold and Bone “merge” effect, with added Yellow and White speckles, ltd. to 75 hand-numbered copies worldwide.

Re-mastered, re-mixed, first vinyl pressing ever; including new music, new art, as well as an unreleased bonus track.
Limited to 75 hand-numbered copies worldwide.
Throne Records exclusive edition.

• Gatefold sleeve printed on thick 425gsm Frovi stock cardboard, presenting the original Vierling‘s paintings at full size’s magnificence.
• 180gr heavy-weight vinyl.
• Vinyls come inside black-inked polylined paper bags.
• Remastered in New York by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, etc.) of Menegroth Studios
• Ayloss has recorded bass guitar for this album along 2020~2021, which was absent from the original recording, and done some extra post-production work.
The addition of bass lines in “II” changes the whole album’s atmosphere and depth. It’s not just listening to an enhanced recording, but a complete different experience on itself.
• Features an unreleased song from these sessions, which was found along the process: “Penumbra“.
• Download code by request.
No limit of copies per buyer.

ARTIST SPECTRAL LORE (Greece)
TITLE II (Extended)
CAT. # TR103
RELEASE DATE March 2022
FORMAT 2LP Gatefold
RUNNING TIME 81 minutes
FILE UNDER Black Metal, Atmospheric, Dark Ambient, Avant-Garde

5.0 / 5.0 Classic.
“The album is a musical expedition intended to be explored without distraction of thought.
So lay down, close your eyes, and enjoy.”
(Sputnikmusic)

“A pilgrimage through arboraceous landscapes, macabre corridors, life’s pulchritude, exhilarating celebrations and harrowing resentment, careful not to overlook any significant emotions so as to enrapture the listener and change the setting as the characters of the play develop.”
(Metal Storm)

“Truly a solid listen full of unexpected beauty and maturity.
I might also suggest this album as a starting point for those who suspect they might really enjoy the band but don’t want to dive straight into the later masterpieces.”
(Encyclopaedia Metallum)

This edition is exclusive for Throne Records mailorder.
PRE-ORDER HERE


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THRONE EXCLUSIVE “COLOR-IN-COLOR” COLLECTOR’S EDITION LP: Transparent Milky Clear , with Brown “color-in-color” effect, ltd. to 75 hand-numbered copies worldwide.

Re-mastered, re-mixed, first vinyl pressing ever; including new music, new art, as well as an unreleased bonus track.
Limited to 75 hand-numbered copies worldwide.
Throne Records exclusive edition.

• Gatefold sleeve printed on thick 425gsm Frovi stock cardboard, presenting the original Vierling‘s paintings at full size’s magnificence.
• 180gr heavy-weight vinyl.
• Vinyls come inside black-inked polylined paper bags.
• Remastered in New York by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, etc.) of Menegroth Studios
• Ayloss has recorded bass guitar for this album along 2020~2021, which was absent from the original recording, and done some extra post-production work.
The addition of bass lines in “II” changes the whole album’s atmosphere and depth. It’s not just listening to an enhanced recording, but a complete different experience on itself.
• Features an unreleased song from these sessions, which was found along the process: “Penumbra“.
• Download code by request.
No limit of copies per buyer.

ARTIST SPECTRAL LORE (Greece)
TITLE II (Extended)
CAT. # TR103
RELEASE DATE March 2022
FORMAT 2LP Gatefold
RUNNING TIME 81 minutes
FILE UNDER Black Metal, Atmospheric, Dark Ambient, Avant-Garde

5.0 / 5.0 Classic.
“The album is a musical expedition intended to be explored without distraction of thought.
So lay down, close your eyes, and enjoy.”
(Sputnikmusic)

“A pilgrimage through arboraceous landscapes, macabre corridors, life’s pulchritude, exhilarating celebrations and harrowing resentment, careful not to overlook any significant emotions so as to enrapture the listener and change the setting as the characters of the play develop.”
(Metal Storm)

“Truly a solid listen full of unexpected beauty and maturity.
I might also suggest this album as a starting point for those who suspect they might really enjoy the band but don’t want to dive straight into the later masterpieces.”
(Encyclopaedia Metallum)

This edition is exclusive for Throne Records mailorder.
PRE-ORDER HERE


TR103 II red (background)

EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTORS EDITION: Translucid Red, ltd. to 200 copies worldwide.

Re-mastered, re-mixed, first vinyl pressing ever; including new music, new art, as well as an unreleased bonus track.

• Gatefold sleeve printed on thick 425gsm Frovi stock cardboard, presenting the original Vierling‘s paintings at full size’s magnificence.
• 180gr heavy-weight vinyl.
• Vinyls come inside black-inked polylined paper bags.
• Remastered in New York by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, etc.) of Menegroth Studios
• Ayloss has recorded bass guitar for this album along 2020~2021, which was absent from the original recording, and done some extra post-production work.
The addition of bass lines in “II” changes the whole album’s atmosphere and depth. It’s not just listening to an enhanced recording, but a complete different experience on itself.
• Features an unreleased song from these sessions, which was found along the process: “Penumbra“.

ARTIST SPECTRAL LORE (Greece)
TITLE II (Extended)
CAT. # TR103
RELEASE DATE March 2022
FORMAT 2LP Gatefold
RUNNING TIME 81 minutes
FILE UNDER Black Metal, Atmospheric, Dark Ambient, Avant-Garde

5.0 / 5.0 Classic.
“The album is a musical expedition intended to be explored without distraction of thought.
So lay down, close your eyes, and enjoy.”
(Sputnikmusic)

“A pilgrimage through arboraceous landscapes, macabre corridors, life’s pulchritude, exhilarating celebrations and harrowing resentment, careful not to overlook any significant emotions so as to enrapture the listener and change the setting as the characters of the play develop.”
(Metal Storm)

“Truly a solid listen full of unexpected beauty and maturity.
I might also suggest this album as a starting point for those who suspect they might really enjoy the band but don’t want to dive straight into the later masterpieces.”
(Encyclopaedia Metallum)

This edition is exclusive for the Throne Records exclusive distributors. You can purchase domestically from them, here:
783 PUNX (UK)
BABYLON DOOM CULT (Belgium)
DUPLICATE (Norway)
EXTRACONSCIOUS (US)
ILL DAMNATION (Greece)
METEOR GEM (US)
SEASON OF MIST USA (US)
SCARECROW (Greece)
VIOLENCE IN THE VEINS (Spain)
VRIJHEID (China)


TR103 II black (background)

BLACK EDITION LP: Limited to 100 copies worldwide.

Re-mastered, re-mixed, first vinyl pressing ever; including new music, new art, as well as an unreleased bonus track.

• Gatefold sleeve printed on thick 425gsm Frovi stock cardboard, presenting the original Vierling‘s paintings at full size’s magnificence.
• 180gr heavy-weight vinyl.
• Vinyls come inside black-inked polylined paper bags.
• Remastered in New York by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, etc.) of Menegroth Studios
• Ayloss has recorded bass guitar for this album along 2020~2021, which was absent from the original recording, and done some extra post-production work.
The addition of bass lines in “II” changes the whole album’s atmosphere and depth. It’s not just listening to an enhanced recording, but a complete different experience on itself.
• Features an unreleased song from these sessions, which was found along the process: “Penumbra“.
• Download code by request.
No limit of copies per buyer.

ARTIST SPECTRAL LORE (Greece)
TITLE II (Extended)
CAT. # TR103
RELEASE DATE March 2022
FORMAT 2LP Gatefold
RUNNING TIME 81 minutes
FILE UNDER Black Metal, Atmospheric, Dark Ambient, Avant-Garde

5.0 / 5.0 Classic.
“The album is a musical expedition intended to be explored without distraction of thought.
So lay down, close your eyes, and enjoy.”
(Sputnikmusic)

“A pilgrimage through arboraceous landscapes, macabre corridors, life’s pulchritude, exhilarating celebrations and harrowing resentment, careful not to overlook any significant emotions so as to enrapture the listener and change the setting as the characters of the play develop.”
(Metal Storm)

“Truly a solid listen full of unexpected beauty and maturity.
I might also suggest this album as a starting point for those who suspect they might really enjoy the band but don’t want to dive straight into the later masterpieces.”
(Encyclopaedia Metallum)

PRE-ORDER HERE


TR102 CD (background)

2xCD: 6-panel Digipak.

Re-mastered, re-mixed, first vinyl pressing ever; including new music, new art, as well as an unreleased bonus track.
Limited to 500 copies worldwide.

• 6 panel full color Digipak with matte varnish.
• Remastered in New York by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, etc.) of Menegroth Studios
• Ayloss has recorded bass guitar for this album along 2020~2021, which was absent from the original recording, and done some extra post-production work.
The addition of bass lines in “II” changes the whole album’s atmosphere and depth. It’s not just listening to an enhanced recording, but a complete different experience on itself.
• Features an unreleased song from these sessions, which was found along the process: “Penumbra“.

ARTIST SPECTRAL LORE (Greece)
TITLE II (Extended)
CAT. # TR102
RELEASE DATE March 2022
FORMAT 2CD Digipak
RUNNING TIME 81 minutes
FILE UNDER Black Metal, Atmospheric, Dark Ambient, Avant-Garde

5.0 / 5.0 Classic.
“The album is a musical expedition intended to be explored without distraction of thought.
So lay down, close your eyes, and enjoy.”
(Sputnikmusic)

“A pilgrimage through arboraceous landscapes, macabre corridors, life’s pulchritude, exhilarating celebrations and harrowing resentment, careful not to overlook any significant emotions so as to enrapture the listener and change the setting as the characters of the play develop.”
(Metal Storm)

“Truly a solid listen full of unexpected beauty and maturity.
I might also suggest this album as a starting point for those who suspect they might really enjoy the band but don’t want to dive straight into the later masterpieces.”
(Encyclopaedia Metallum)

PRE-ORDER HERE

II front


Sentinel is an album that Ayloss would have been released with a different name yet undecided (at that time) to keep every facet of his creativity under the moniker of Spectral Lore.
Sentinel is the first album in which the artist unfolded his personal version of what “true” Black Metal is, meaning a warrior-like album that delved into aggressive darkness and dissonance.
It was supposed to present the Spectral Lore sound in its extremes, hence the 30 minute Ambient song in the end.
By separating the elements, Ayloss focused on exploring them in a more monochromatic way. During the course of the album, there is a noticeable course from dissonance to consonance and from oppressive darkness to an epic, triumphant feeling that culminates in “My Ascension into the Celestial Spheres“.
Lyrically, it is a coming of age story in a cosmic level that ends with finding a clear transcendental purpose out of life.

This vinyl issue of Sentinel comes with exclusive brand new hand-drawn art by Czech artist Vojtech Doubek (Moonroot Art; Kalmankantaja, Mare Cognitum, etc.). It also comes with a fold-out poster.

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THRONE EXCLUSIVE “MERGE” COLLECTOR’S EDITION LP: Doublemint Green and Sea Blue “merge” effect, with added Bone speckles, ltd. to 75 hand-numbered copies worldwide.

Re-mastered, first vinyl pressing ever, including brand new art.
Limited to 75 hand-numbered copies worldwide.
Throne Records exclusive edition
.

• Gatefold sleeve printed on thick 425gsm Frovi stock cardboard, presenting the brand new art from Vojtech Doubek (“Moonroot Art“; Kalmankantaja, Mare Cognitum, etc.) at full size’s magnificence.
• 23x46cms fold-out poster printed over 180gr art-paper.
• 180gr heavy-weight vinyl.
• Vinyls come inside black-inked polylined paper bags.
• Remastered in New York by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, etc.) of Menegroth Studios.
• Download code by request.
No limit of copies per buyer.

ARTIST SPECTRAL LORE (Greece)
TITLE Sentinel
CAT. # TR104
RELEASE DATE March 2022
FORMAT 2LP Gatefold
RUNNING TIME 78 minutes
FILE UNDER Black Metal, Atmospheric, Dark Ambient, Avant-Garde

98% Black Metal album of the year.
“Spectral Lore’s ‘Sentinel’ is by far the finest black metal record I’ve heard this year. Nothing comes close to touching the diversity of the songs arrangements, the brilliant, epic and mesmerizing nature of the whole thing and the fact that is was created by just one individual seems impossible, but it is. You’d do well to check this one out, because I’d imagine like most of his releases its probably limited and won’t be around forever…”
(Encyclopaedia Metallum)

“This is not simply music, this is art at its most pure and those with a taste for intelligent, passionate extreme music will treasure this wonderful release for many years to come. ‘Sentinel’ is, quite simply, an outstanding record.”
(Sonic Abuse)

This edition is exclusive for Throne Records mailorder.
PRE-ORDER HERE


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THRONE EXCLUSIVE “SPLATTER” COLLECTOR’S EDITION LP: Translucid Sea Blue with added Olive Green and White speckles, ltd. to 75 hand-numbered copies worldwide.

Re-mastered, first vinyl pressing ever, including brand new art.
Limited to 75 hand-numbered copies worldwide.
Throne Records exclusive edition
.

• Gatefold sleeve printed on thick 425gsm Frovi stock cardboard, presenting the brand new art from Vojtech Doubek (“Moonroot Art“; Kalmankantaja, Mare Cognitum, etc.) at full size’s magnificence.
• 23x46cms fold-out poster printed over 180gr art-paper.
• 180gr heavy-weight vinyl.
• Vinyls come inside black-inked polylined paper bags.
• Remastered in New York by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, etc.) of Menegroth Studios.
• Download code by request.
No limit of copies per buyer.

ARTIST SPECTRAL LORE (Greece)
TITLE Sentinel
CAT. # TR104
RELEASE DATE March 2022
FORMAT 2LP Gatefold
RUNNING TIME 78 minutes
FILE UNDER Black Metal, Atmospheric, Dark Ambient, Avant-Garde

98% Black Metal album of the year.
“Spectral Lore’s ‘Sentinel’ is by far the finest black metal record I’ve heard this year. Nothing comes close to touching the diversity of the songs arrangements, the brilliant, epic and mesmerizing nature of the whole thing and the fact that is was created by just one individual seems impossible, but it is. You’d do well to check this one out, because I’d imagine like most of his releases its probably limited and won’t be around forever…”
(Encyclopaedia Metallum)

“This is not simply music, this is art at its most pure and those with a taste for intelligent, passionate extreme music will treasure this wonderful release for many years to come. ‘Sentinel’ is, quite simply, an outstanding record.”
(Sonic Abuse)

This edition is exclusive for Throne Records mailorder.
PRE-ORDER HERE


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EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTORS EDITION: Opaque Olive Green, ltd. to 200 copies worldwide.

Re-mastered, first vinyl pressing ever, including brand new art.

• Gatefold sleeve printed on thick 425gsm Frovi stock cardboard, presenting the brand new art from Vojtech Doubek (“Moonroot Art“; Kalmankantaja, Mare Cognitum, etc.) at full size’s magnificence.
• 23x46cms fold-out poster printed over 180gr art-paper.
• 180gr heavy-weight vinyl.
• Vinyls come inside black-inked polylined paper bags.
• Remastered in New York by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, etc.) of Menegroth Studios.

ARTIST SPECTRAL LORE (Greece)
TITLE Sentinel
CAT. # TR104
RELEASE DATE March 2022
FORMAT 2LP Gatefold
RUNNING TIME 78 minutes
FILE UNDER Black Metal, Atmospheric, Dark Ambient, Avant-Garde

98% Black Metal album of the year.
“Spectral Lore’s ‘Sentinel’ is by far the finest black metal record I’ve heard this year. Nothing comes close to touching the diversity of the songs arrangements, the brilliant, epic and mesmerizing nature of the whole thing and the fact that is was created by just one individual seems impossible, but it is. You’d do well to check this one out, because I’d imagine like most of his releases its probably limited and won’t be around forever…”
(Encyclopaedia Metallum)

“This is not simply music, this is art at its most pure and those with a taste for intelligent, passionate extreme music will treasure this wonderful release for many years to come. ‘Sentinel’ is, quite simply, an outstanding record.”
(Sonic Abuse)

This edition is exclusive for the Throne Records exclusive distributors. You can purchase domestically from them, here:
783 PUNX (UK)
BABYLON DOOM CULT (Belgium)
DUPLICATE (Norway)
EXTRACONSCIOUS (US)
ILL DAMNATION (Greece)
METEOR GEM (US)
SEASON OF MIST USA (US)
SCARECROW (Greece)
VIOLENCE IN THE VEINS (Spain)
VRIJHEID (China)


TR104 black (background)

BLACK EDITION LP: Limited to 100 copies worldwide.

Re-mastered, first vinyl pressing ever, including brand new art.

• Gatefold sleeve printed on thick 425gsm Frovi stock cardboard, presenting the brand new art from Vojtech Doubek (“Moonroot Art“; Kalmankantaja, Mare Cognitum, etc.) at full size’s magnificence.
• 23x46cms fold-out poster printed over 180gr art-paper.
• 180gr heavy-weight vinyl.
• Vinyls come inside black-inked polylined paper bags.
• Remastered in New York by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, etc.) of Menegroth Studios.
• Download code by request.
No limit of copies per buyer.

ARTIST SPECTRAL LORE (Greece)
TITLE Sentinel
CAT. # TR104
RELEASE DATE March 2022
FORMAT 2LP Gatefold
RUNNING TIME 78 minutes
FILE UNDER Black Metal, Atmospheric, Dark Ambient, Avant-Garde

98% Black Metal album of the year.
“Spectral Lore’s ‘Sentinel’ is by far the finest black metal record I’ve heard this year. Nothing comes close to touching the diversity of the songs arrangements, the brilliant, epic and mesmerizing nature of the whole thing and the fact that is was created by just one individual seems impossible, but it is. You’d do well to check this one out, because I’d imagine like most of his releases its probably limited and won’t be around forever…”
(Encyclopaedia Metallum)

“This is not simply music, this is art at its most pure and those with a taste for intelligent, passionate extreme music will treasure this wonderful release for many years to come. ‘Sentinel’ is, quite simply, an outstanding record.”
(Sonic Abuse)

PRE-ORDER HERE


TEST-PRESSING 2xLP

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Only 3 copies of each 2xLP for sale worldwide.
Housed in hard cardboard Test Pressings sleeve type.

PRE-ORDER HERE


EXCLUSIVE THRONE MADE CLOTHING

TR104 hoodie front

TR104 hoodie back

ZIPPED HOODIE: Gildan Heavy Cotton Blend.
Logo on the front. Moonroot’s art  on the back.

You can buy clothing alone, or combined in bundles (and save money both on items and shipping).

Head over to the shop to check all available combinations: https://thronerecords.bigcartel.com/


Gnosis cover
I also managed to import back the few remaining copies of “Gnosis” 2xLP, stocked for years at our UK’s distributor.

It’s only a handful, while these last.