Release Dates

August:
CANYON OF THE SKULL "The Desert Winter", self-release, 19/08/2017
CARONTE "Yoni", Ván Records, 25/08/2017
DEMON EYE "Prophecies And Lies", Soulseller Records, 11/08/2017
DEVIL ELECTRIC s/t, Kozmik Artifactz, 11/08/2017
FALSE GODS "Reports From Oblivion" EP, self-release, 18/08/2017
HELL s/t, Sentient Ruin Laboratories, 11/08/2017
HOWLING GIANT "Black Hole Space Wizard (Part 2)", Magnetic Eye Records, 25/08/2017
THE JUDGE "Tell It To The Judge", Ripple Music, 04/08/2017
LOW FLYING HAWKS "Genkaku", Magnetic Eye Records, 25/08/2017
OLDE "Temple", Magnetic Eye Records, 11/08/2017
TUNGA MOLN "III", Hevisike Records, 11/08/2017
September:
CHURCH OF VOID s/t, Argonauta Records, 15/09/2017
CITIES OF MARS "Temporal Rifts", Argonauta Records, 29/09/2017
CRAWL "This Sad Cadav'r", Black Bow Records, 01/09/2017
FACES OF THE BOG "Ego Death", DHU Records, 22/09/2017
HANDS OF ORLAC / THE WANDERING MIDGET Split, Cruz Del Sur Music, 08/09/2017
MAHARAJA "Kali Yuga", self-release, 22/09/2017
MINDKULT "Lucifer's Dream", Transcending Obscurity Records, 20/09/2017
MONARCH "Never Forever", Profound Lore Records, 22/09/2017
MONOLORD "Rust", RidingEasy Records, 29/09/2017
PARADISE LOST "Medusa", Nuclear Blast Records, 01/09/2017
SATOR "Ordeal", Argonauta Records, 01/09/2017
THREE EYES LEFT "The Cult Of Astaroth", Argonauta Records, 15/09/2017
UFOMAMMUT "8", Neurot Recordings, 22/09/2017
USNEA "Portals Into Futility", Relapse Records, 08/09/2017
WITH THE DEAD "Love With The Dead", Rise Above Records, 22/09/2017
October:
CRACKHOUSE "Ne No One. Be Nothing", Argonauta Records, 06/10/2017
R.I.P. "Street Reaper", RidingEasy Records, 13/10/2017

Majestic Downfall (Interview)

Hi Jacobo, how are you doing? At first I have to admit that the Mexican respectively the Latin American Doom/Metal scene is a relatively new ground I recently have encovered for myself. I think there is a huge affinity towards Metal at all, right? Please describe the scene from your point of view just to give the reader an impression.

Jacobo: That is right. Latin America and México are huge Metal countries. We live it and breathe it 24/7. This may have to do with the fact that some of the Latin countries are so brutal and full of corruption, that a good way to take it all out is through music, and what better way than with Metal.

Where I live, there are amazing Metal bands as well as in other states of the country, but to say that there is really a scene, I wouldn't know what to tell you. We still need to support each other more to really make something important. We can't step on each other, and that happens a lot.

Please tell us about your musical/artistic history. When did you start making music and what were/are your influences?

Jacobo: I started making music when I was 13 years old. I played bass in a Thrascore band called Sátrapas which then evolved to Antiqua, a Dark Metal project that lasted more than 10 years and where I grew up as a musician. Then I left the band and while living by myself and having no band, i decided to form bands that where influenced by my 2 fave genres. Doom Metal, Majestic Downfall, and Thrash Metal, Ticket To Hell.

Bands that have really influenced me would have to be old Anatema, My Dying Bride, Saturnus, Mournful Congregation, Slayer, The Crown, At The Gates, A Canorous Quintet and the whole Swedish Death Metal invasion.

You have been making Metal music for more than a decade now. Before MAJESTIC DOWNFALL you were involved in several projects. Tell us about those and which one was the most inspiring for your creativity so far?

Jacobo: As I mentioned before, Antiqua was where I could finally get all my ideas out. I also played in a Progressive Metal band called Project Firestart, but that lasted little time. And the funny thing is that today I am somehow in a fight with progressive Metal. I feel it has become to stale and doesn't have much feeling.

With MAJESTIC DOWNFALL you chose to go soloing paths. Please tell us about the reasons for this decision. Don’t you miss the feeling of being a member of that band thing, making music together, drinking lots of beer, just having party and more?

Jacobo: Of course I miss being in a band, but only on the live side. I really dig live gigs, but unfortunately I am not doing it right now. Hopefully in the future I wiIl have a live band, I am actually planning on doing it in the near future. Will keep you posted. On the other hand, having total control of the music and the creativity is the best thing that has ever happened to me as a composer. I think I have always had a clear vision of how my music should be, and I have been able to have this output of my own, without being involved in fights or arguments with band members, which as you know is more like a marriage.

“Temple of Guilt” is MAJESTIC DOWNFALL’s debut album released on April 6th this year. For this you got superior reviews at several underground/online magazines. You describe your style to be an homage towards European Death Doom bands of the early 90ies. I find that your sound is fairly mixed up with Thrash riffs and up-beat drums, some Gothic style and clear hints towards classic Heavy Metal. Guess you are digging the old Peaceville Records stuff, aren’t you?

Jacobo: Jejeje, I have been a fan of the English Movement since Paradise Lost's magical Gothic CD. The old Peaceville sound has always been in my blood and I guess will forever be. On your view of my sound you seem to have nailed it pretty much bro. It is mostly 90's Doom/Death, but at the same time I also hear some Depressive Black Metal influences and hints of Heavy Metal. You really did your homework bro jeje, and that is appreciated.

What can be told about the album tracks' backgrounds, the evolutionary process, the inspirations?

Jacobo: The inspiration is my everyday life and emotions. Now I have 3 daughters that have completely changed my life and they have been a big part of my music lyrically and musically.

The process of composing is pretty simple. I wake up every morning at 5:30 and from then till 7:30 I compose and get an idea of where I want my music to go. Then when music is ready, lyrics take place and then I am hitting the studio to leave a musical testament.

I imagine you sitting alone in a room while creating songs. Is this the way you write?

Jacobo: Exactly bro, nothing more. I have a place at home that is called my Metal Room and there is where all the magic happens. When I am creating no one is allowed in there. It is a very personal moment and feeling that I like to only share with myself.

What are the lyrics about, mainly of dark and depressive themes I guess? Do they have anything to do with real life experiences?

Jacobo: You got the real life experiences part right bro. On the other hand, I don't really like to talk about my lyrics. They are too personal. Each can make of them what they want.

Who is responsible for the realization of the songs when composing is done? Don’t you play all instrumental and vocal parts yourself?

Jacobo: I do all of the composing including the drums, which I do on a computer software. This includes bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals and anything else. Then when I enter the studio I have musicians that help me with the interpretation. This time I used Porncho on drums, Pastas on the keyboards, who also happens to be my producer and Migueliro on 2 guitar solos, but as I said, it has all been written previously by me.

Where was “Temple of Guilt” recorded, mixed and mastered? Who was responsible for that work? Tell us about the recording process?

Jacobo: The recording was done at Inzonic Music Lab in Querétaro, Mexico. My City. I recordead it in 1 month. Pastas was in charge of all the knobs, mixing and final mastering. He is a great producer and has worked with some of Mexico's finest like Hacavitz, Disgorge, Piraña, Strike Master and many more.

I guess you’re still satisfied with the release, what is your favourite song(s) on it and why?

Jacobo: That is a good question bro. I don't really know which of these songs is really my favorite, cause they all hit me in a different way. I am really pleased with them all.

Was it difficult to get a deal with a label? How did you manage it?

Jacobo: Label communication has been really great and the album is getting a good response, so I can't complain. I just wish things where better and I could reach more people. But all in all, it has been great.

If you could choose to tour Europe with any existing (or maybe split-up) band, which would you like to share the van and stages with?

Jacobo: Jejeje, this is a very easy question bro. I would choose old Celestial Season, old Anathema, old Paradise Lost, Shining, Forgotten Tomb and Doom:VS.

What are your musical plans for the near and far future?

Jacobo: Right now I am finishing the recording of my new band Zombiefication which shall have it's release by the end of the year. It is an old school Death Metal Project I am making with a friend. I will start recording Ticket To Hell's sophomore release in 3 weeks and then I will start writing the new Majestic Downfall Cd, which could be recordead by the end of the year.

Thanx again for answering my questions. Any last words?

Jacobo: Thanks a lot for the support. You can buy the Cds directly from me and official merchandise. Also please visit my bands websites:


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Past Releases 2017

January:
AATHMA "Avesta", Underground Legends Records – Listen
BANTHA RIDER s/t, self-release, 07/01/2017 – Listen
DEMONIC DEATH JUDGE "Seaweed", Suicide Records, 13/01/2017 – Listen
DOOM'S DAY "The Whore", PRC Music, 13/01/2017
DSW "Tales From The Cosmonaut", Acid Cosmonaut Records, 15/01/2017
ENDLESS FLOODS "II", Dry Cough Records, 06/01/2016
EPHEDRA "Can'-Ka No Rey", Argonauta Records, 30/01/2017
FREEDOM HAWK "Sunlight" (re-release), Ripple Music, 27/01/2017
FROZEN PLANET....1969 "Electric Smokehouse", Pepper Shaker Records / Headspin Records, 11/01/2017
HEREM "III", Inverse Records, 13/01/2017
JOHN GARCIA "The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues", Napalm Records, 27/01/2017
LIZZARD WIZZARD "Total War Power Bastard", self-release, 01/01/2017
MAGNET "Feel Your Fire", Soulseller Records, 27/01/2017
MANGOG "Awakens", Argonauta Records, 09/01/2017
MIRES "Loom", self-release, 13/01/2017 – Listen
PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT "Magick Rites And Spells", Soulseller Records, 27/01/2017
WRATH OF ECHOES "A Fading Bloodline", PRC Music, 13/01/2017
February:
1968 "Fortuna Havana", Black Bow Records, 10/02/2017
ASOFY "Nessun Luogo", Avantgarde Music, 22/02/2017
BATHSHEBA "Servus", Svart Records, 24/02/2017
BATTALIONS "Nothing To Lose", Black Bow Records, 27/02/2017
BURIED FEATHER "Mind Of The Swarm", Kozmik Artifactz, 10/02/2017
CONCRETE JELLY "Getting Noticed", Sliptrick Records, 07/02/2017
CRANIAL "Dark Towers / Bright Lights", Moment Of Collapse Records, 10/02/2017
DDENT "آكتئاب", self-release, 13/02/2017
ELECTRIC AGE "Sleep Of The Silent King", Argonauta Records, 27/02/2017
ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM "Goldsmith", self-release, 24/02/2017
GLOSON "Grimen", Art Of Propaganda, 13/02/2017
GRIM RAVINE "The Light Is From Below", Black Bow Records, 17/02/2017
HORISONT "About Time", Century Media Records, 03/02/2017
KINGNOMAD "Mapping The Inner Void", Ripple Music, 24/02/2017
KING WOMAN "Created In The Image Of Suffering", Relapse Records, 24/02/2017
MARCHE FUNÈBRE "Into The Arms Of Darkness", MFL Records, 20/02/2017
NULA "Kenoma" EP, Black Bow Records, 24/02/2017
RHINO "The Law Of Purity", Argonauta Records, 13/02/2017
R.I.P. "In The Wind", Riding Easy Records, 03/02/2017
RÜCKWATER "Bonehead", Inverse Records, 24/02/2017
SANTO ROSTRO "The Healer", Discos Macarras, 03/02/2017 – Listen
STINKING LIZAVETA "Journey To The Underworld", Translation Loss Records, 17/02/2017
STRANGE BROUE "Seance" EP, Sunmask Records, 24/02/2017
TETHRA "Like Crows For The Earth", Sliptrick Records, 11/02/2017
THE DARKHORSE "The Carcass Of The Sun Will Sleep", Attic Records, 24/02/2017
THERA ROYA "Stone And Skin", self-release, 17/02/2017
UNEARTHLY TRANCE "Stalking The Ghost", Relapse Records, 24/02/2017
VOIDCRUISER "Wayfarer", Argonauta Records, 27/02/2017
March:
ALUNAH "Solennial", Svart Records, 17/03/2017
ALASTOR "Black Magic", Twin Earth Records, 24/03/2017
CALLIOPHIS "Cor Serpentis", Solitude Productions, 27/03/2017
CLOUD CATCHER "Trails Of Kozmik Dust", Totem Cat Records, 13/03/2017
DESERT KINGDOM s/t, Black Bow Records, 04/03/2017
DOCTOR CYCLOPS "Local Dogs", Heavy Psych Sounds Records, 31/03/2017
DREAD SOVEREIGN "For Doom The Bell Tolls", Ván Records, 03/03/2017
DRUDE s/t, self-release, 03/03/2017
FANGE "Pourrissoir", Throatruiner Records, 17/03/2017
FORMING THE VOID "Relic", Argonauta Records, 17/03/2017
HOLLOW LEG "Murder" EP, Argonauta Records, 03/03/2017
ILLIMITABLE DOLOR s/t, Transcending Obscurity Records, 22/03/2017
KREYSKULL "The Bird Of Bad Weather", Sliptrick Records, 30/03/2017
MOTHERSLOTH "Moon Omen", Argonauta Records, 03/03/2017
MOUNTAIN GOD "Bread Solstice", Artificial Head Records, 24/03/2017
NUDIST "Bury My Innocence", Argonauta Records, 20/03/2017
OCEANWAKE "Earthen", VicSolum Records, 10/03/2017
OHHMS "The Fool", Holy Roar Records, 31/03/2017
OTUS "7.83Hz", Argonauta Records, 20/03/2017
PALLBEARER "Heartless", Profound Lore Records, 24/03/2017
SHOW OF BEDLAM "Transfiguration", PRC Music, 31/03/2017
SPACETRUCKER "Launch Sequence", self-release, 31/03/2017
TELEKINETIC YETI "Abominable", Sump Pump Records, 17/03/2017
TELEPATHY "Tempest", Golden Antenna Records, 31/03/2017
THE HAZYTONES s/t, Sunmask Records, 24/03/2017
WITCHSTONE "Mortal Fear Of Infinity", self-release / Sunmask Records (distribution), 03/03/2017
April:
ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE "Among The Ruins", Transcending Obscurity Records, 15/04/2017
ARCTIC SLEEP "Arbors" (re-release), The Church Within Records, 21/04/2017
ARCTIC SLEEP "Passage Of Gaia" (re-release), The Church Within Records, 21/04/2017
CRACKHOUSE s/t EP, Argonauta Records, 07/04/2017
CURSE THE SON "Isolator", Ripple Music, 07/04/2017
CURSUS s/t, Artificial Head Records, 28/04/2017
DARSOMBRA "Polyvision", Translation Loss Records, 14/04/2017
DAUTHA "Den Förste" MCD/EP, Ván Records, 21/04/2017
DEMON HEAD "Thunder On The Fields", The Sign Records, 07/04/2017
DEVIL "To The Gallows", Soulseller Records, 21/04/2017
ELEPHANT BELL "Gates Of Dawn", Argonauta Records, 28/04/2017
EVOKE THY LORDS "Lifestories", Solitude Productions, 24/04/2017
FUNERALIUM "Of Throes And Blight", Weird Truth Productions, 12/04/2017
GREEN METEOR "Consumed By A Dying Sun", Argonauta Records, 21/04/2017
IMINDAIN "The Enemy Of Fetters And Dwellers In The Woods", Weird Truth Productions, 12/04/2017
KITCHEN WITCH s/t, Kozmik Artifactz, 14/04/2017
LIFE OF AGONY "A Place Where There's No More Pain", Napalm Records, 28/04/2017
MOONBOW "War Bear", Ripple Music, 21/04/2017
OBELYSKKH "The Providence", Exile On Mainstream Records, 21/04/2017
THE OBSESSED "Sacred", Relapse Records, 07/04/2017
THE RIVEN "Blackbird", self-release, 14/04/2017
WITCHAPTER "Spellcaster" EP, Black Bow Records, 07/04/2017
May:
BEASTMAKER "Inside The Skull", Rise Above Records, 19/05/2017
BELOW "Upon A Pale Horse", Metal Blade Records, 19/05/2017
BELOW THE SUN "Alien World", Temple Of The Torturous, 26/05/2017
BLACKBIRD HILL "Midday Moonlight", self-release, 05/05/2017
DESCARADO "Odd", Oak Island Records / Kozmik Artifactz
DRUG HONKEY "Cloak Of Skies", Transcending Obscurity Records, 05/05/2017
FROM OCEANS TO AUTUMN "Ether / Return To Earth", Argonauta Records, 05/05/2017
HARVESTMAN "Music For Megaliths", Neurot Recordings, 19/05/2017
HEAVY TEMPLE "Chassit", Ván Records, 26/05/2017
HEAVY TRAFFIC "Plastic Surgery", Twin Earth Records, 26/05/2017
HUMULUS "Reverently Heading Into Nowhere", Oak Island Records / Kozmik Artifactz
MAHAKALA "The Second Fall", Supreme Music Creations, 26/05/2017
MERCHANT "Beneath", Black Bow Records, 12/05/2017
MONOBROW "The Nacarat", Trill Or Be Trilled Records, 30/05/2017
MORASS OF MOLASSES "These Paths We Tread", HeavySike Records, 19/05/2017
NORSKA "Too Many Winters", Brutal Panda Records, 26/05/2017
PYRESHIP "The Liars Bend Low", Black Bow Records, 26/05/2017
RED BEARD WALL s/t, Argonauta Records, 12/05/2017
RED MOON ARCHITECT "Return Of The Black Butterflies", Inverse Records, 19/05/2017
SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT "One With The Universe", Electric Magic Records, 12/05/2017
STEAK "No God To Save", Ripple Music, 19/05/2017
SUMMONER "Beyond The Realm Of Light", Magnetic Eye Records, 12/05/2017
WARCRAB "Scars Of Aeons", Transcending Obscurity Records, 01/05/2017
June:
AKATHARTA "Spiritus Immundus", Pulverised Records, 23/06/2017
BURY THE MACHINES "Wicked Covenant" EP, Midnite Collective, 09/06/2017
CIRCLE "Terminal", Southern Lord Records, 23/06/2017
DEATH THE LEVELLER s/t EP, self-release, 12/06/2017
DEMONAUTA "Tierra Del Fuego", Kozmik Artifactz / Bilocation Records, 09/06/2017
ENTER THE SOIL "That Ember Lit Morning", self-release, 09/06/2017 – Listen!
FIRE DOWN BELOW "Viper, Vixen, Goddes, Saint", Ripple Music, 23/06/2017
HOLLOW LEG "Crown, Murder Edition", Argonauta Records, 30/06/2017
LÂMINA "Lilith", Raging Planet, 02/06/2017
MARS RED SKY "Myramyd" 12-inch-EP, self-release, 17/06/2017
SAPATA "Satanibator", Inverse Records, 02/06/2017
SPACE WITCH "Arcanum", HeavySike Records, 09/06/2017
VOKONIS "The Sunken Djinn", Ripple Music, 09/06/2017
WASTES "Into The Void Of Human Vacuity", Code666 Records, 15/06/2017
WEIRD TALES s/t, self-release, 01/06/2017
WITCHTHROAT SERPENT 7-inch-EP, Svart Records, 16/06/2016
July:
A STICK AND A STONE "The Long Lost Art Of Getting Lost", Sentient Ruin / Breathe Plastic / Spirit House, 21/07/2017
BORIS "Dear", Sargent House, 14/07/2017
BRUME "Rooster", DHU Records / Doom Stew Records, 15/07/2017
CAMBRIAN "Mobular", Taxi Driver Records – Listen!
CONTRA "Deny Everything", Robustfellow Productions / Shifty Records, 01/07/2017
DESTROYER OF LIGHT "Chamber Of Horrors", Heavy Friends Records, 14/07/2017
FLESHPRESS "Hulluuden Muuri", Kult Of Nihilow, 14/07/2017
GRAND DELUSION "Supreme Machine", Minotauro Records, 14/07/2017
GOD ROOT "Salt And Rot", Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, 11/07/2017
HAIR OF THE DOG "This World Turns", Kozmik Artifactz / Bilocation Records, 14/07/2017
KABBALAH "Spectral Ascent", Twin Earth Records, 07/07/2017
KING ZOG s/t, 28/07/2017
KROH "Altars", Minotauro Records, 14/07/2017
NIBIRU "Caosgon" (remastered), Argonauta Records, 07/07/2017
POSEIDON "Prologue", Ripple Music, 21/07/2017
SEER "Vol. III & IV: Cult Of The Void", Art Of Propaganda, 07/07/2017
SHROUD EATER "Strike The Sun", STB Records, 07/07/2017
THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN "Cypress Ave", Napalm Records, 28/07/2017

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