Friday, December 28, 2012

Miseria Visage progress report

With just over thirty days to go,  Miseria Visage is gearing up in preparation for the release of the debut EP 'Vanish into Dark',

This will be the first in-house physical release of Three Rooks Records, through our Official Site.

Finishing touches are being applied to the music, including some additional vocals, final mixing work and mastering. Expect a new preview video (with vocals this time) very soon!

We have been doing some trial printing runs of different disc surface designs, to see which look best in the flesh. After a little more development, the final design will be ready and we can start to replicate the EP discs!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Latest Developments ..

Firstly, Mourning Hours now have a new logo, designed by our in-house photoshop slave, let us know what you think!

Secondly, we have a new review of Morodh's latest split EP 'Lost in Life' from London-based E-zine -
Ave Noctum who review a range of dark cultural materials from albums to films - certainly worth getting acquainted with.  

Thirdly, it's almost time for use to reveal more about the upcoming three-way split EP from Mourning Hours, Koboloris and Miseria Visage. We will be unleashing more information on 'Tribune of Shadow' very soon, fans of those projects, stay tuned!

Don't forget to follow Koboloris and Miseria Visage on their new twitter pages, right here:

Stay with us! The new year will bring forth a variety of awesome metals.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Winter Release Schedule !

We are proud to present our schedule of releases for this winter, packed full of dark music from nearly every artist on our roster. We all know it's the perfect time of the year for cold guitar riffs and blast beats!

28th December 2012 - 'Infernal Solitude', Bergelmir's debut EP, download from Bandcamp, possibly limited CD's on demand. Raw, depressive BM with a cold atmosphere.

15th January 2013 - 'Tribune of Shadow', 3-way promo split EP featuring Mourning Hours, Miseria Visage and Koboloris. Each artist is contributing two tracks, some unique to this release, some from upcoming releases in the near future. A taste of things to come. Free download from Bandcamp.

30th January 2013 - 'Vanish into Dark', debut EP from Miseria Visage, two versions:
Version one:  6 track audio CD, limited to 30 copies first press, on sale from the Three Rooks Official Site.
Version two: 4 track digital download from Bandcamp, name your own price.
Symphonic BM with lots of melodic twists and turns, still retaining darker, heavier moments.

27th February 2013 - ?? The second EP release from Koboloris, as yet unnamed, at least 6 tracks on audio CD limited to 30 copies first press, possibly a Bandcamp download version too. Riff driven melodic BM with a darkly epic feel and punishing rhythms. Currently being recorded and mixed.

Monday, December 10, 2012

New 3-way split release announcement!

We are proud to announce a new three-way split EP, scheduled
 for release on January 15th 2013 ..

'Tribune of Shadow' will be a three-way split between Miseria Visage, Mourning Hours and Koboloris. Each artist is contributing two tracks to this six-song EP, which will give listeners a taste of what is to come later in the year when these three projects release new music of their own.

Best of all, Tribune of Shadow will be free to download from the
Three Rooks Bandcamp and Three Rooks Records website, as a promotional EP to showcase the new works of the contributing musicians.

More details on the EP will be revealed nearer the time of release,
and also don't  forget to follow the progress of our three artists on facebook:

-Miseria Visage Facebook Page-

-Mourning Hours Facebook Page-

-Koboloris Facebook Page-


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Miseria Visage release date and details!

Good news for fans of Symphonic or Avant-Garde Black Metal ..

We can now reveal that the release date of the Miseria Visage debut EP will be January 30th 2013!

'Vanish into Dark' will be available in two versions -
Firstly as a CD EP with 6 tracks (that's two bonus tracks!), limited to a first press of 30 copies, secondly
as a 4 track digital download via Bandcamp where you can name your own price!

Expect Vanish into Dark to be the first release to arrive in our new online store that will soon be launched.
We will also publish the tracklist soon! Check out the teaser video for a taste of what to expect ..

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mourning Hours - new album and logo plans!

A new release is planned for Mourning Hours, and should be ready by mid-2013! This time, it will be a full length album, with the first pressing limited to 30 CD copies. Soon, we will also unveil a new logo for the project.

You can hear the first work-in-progress track, right here from the Mourning Hours Soundcloud page -

Don't forget to like the Mourning Hours Facebook page .

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bergelmir Release News!

Good news for fans following the progress of Bergelmir's debut EP! We are proud to announce that 'Infernal Solitude' will arrive in late December 2012, during the Yuletide period. You might say this raw and depressive form of black metal is the perfect antidote for those of us who tire of the forced-jollity and commercial frenzy of this particular festival ..

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Youtube channel and artist progress ..

Three Rooks Records is now on youtube! Over the next few days we will be uploading videos from all our artists, where they can be viewed on the Three Rooks Records youtube channel , content will also be updated with new promo videos, release previews and maybe even some full-on music videos at some point in the future.

Vocal recording for Koboloris's first new song since their debut EP, will start tomorrow! This track will form part of the blueprint that will make up the songs on their new longer EP which will be ready around the end of February 2013.

Miseria Visage's progress in the studio is also good, having recently finished all the guitar tracks on the debut EP 'Vanish into Dark' which will be released in January 2013.

However, before all that happens, expect the debut EP 'Infernal Solitude' from Bergelmir, a release date will be announced soon!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Morodh- New Review, plus Miseria Visage update!

Good news for fans of Morodh - we have a newly published review of 'Lost in Life' from Sorrow Eternal Blog. We reccommend checking out this insightful and well-written review, sure to be of interest to anyone following Morodh's progress!

You can read it here -

Also, things are progressing well for Miseria Visage. Guitar recording and drums for the forthcoming EP 'Vanish into Dark' is pretty much complete! A release time of January 2013 now seems certain for this five track EP that will be available primarily on CD. Don't forget to follow this project on the Miseria Visage Facebook page, the demo single 'Offering' is a must-listen for all fans of symphonic black metal!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Miseria Visage - Release Plans!

Having already revealed the first demo single 'Offering', Miseria Visage is already moving on to greater things with an EP release now being recorded. 

'Vanish into Dark' will be available in both CD and download format. Fans who pledge their alligence by buying the CD will be rewarded with an additional song, making this a five track EP!

No release date has yet been set, but expect 'Vanish into Dark' to arrive around January 2013, until then - check out the debut song 'Offering', and don't forget to go and like new Miseria Visage Facebook page .. 

Miseria Visage - Offering from Three Rooks on Vimeo.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Koboloris - new plans and promo video!

Koboloris have started working on their next EP, with guitars and bass already recorded for their first new
song. So far, the new material is sounding closer to its black metal roots, with more emphasis on building dark guitar melodies and less on the symphonic approach of their first self-titled EP. It will be well into 2013 before the new release takes form, so for now, here is a new promo video of what we think is the best song from their debut - Astral Gate to the Infernal ...

Koboloris - Astral Gate to the Infernal from Three Rooks on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

New artist announcement - Miseria Visage !

We are proud to welcome Miseria Visage to the label!

Miseria Visage is a symphonic black metal project with a difference. While not being afraid to experiment with neo-classical guitar melodies and orchestration, furious black metal vocals and punishing blast beats keep this music firmly in a cold, dark realm of its own. The project creates music around the 'Face of Misery' concept, with 'Visage' representing the face or the self, and 'Miseria' - the Latin word for Misery.

Miseria Visage's first demo single 'Offering' is available now as a free download from the Three Rooks Bandcamp, complete with artwork and liner notes! Also, look forward to a debut EP scheduled for 2013, the work-in-progress song from this release 'Vanish into Dark' can be heard on our Soundcloud page.

Friday, November 9, 2012

CD releases + new artists - Coming Soon!

Good news! Things are moving forward - we are now have the option of releasing music on CD's as well as downloads. Also - We are unveiling a new artist tomorrow!

Our discs will have full on-body print in mainly black and white, or sometimes black on silver, in batches of 30 discs at a time. Packaging will range from wallets or slim cases for EP's and demo's, or Jewel Cases for larger albums or whatever bizarre packaging options the artist wants to create.

The next stage is for us to finish creating our online shop where albums can be purchased, initially we will be shipping to the UK, Europe, Russia and the US, but our reach may expand as things develop.

Look forward to some CD releases in the near future and the new dark music we will be bringing you.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Three Rooks Records - The Interview!

About a week ago Sorrow Eternal Blog gave me the chance to talk about what goes on behind the scenes of a small label, the state of the music industry and what the future has in store! Now, the Three Rooks interview is online, check it out right here -

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Morodh new split EP 'Lost in Life' is released!

We are proud to announce that Lost in Life is now officially released and ready for download!

This four track digital release, features both Morodh and People Are Mechanisms, two of the best depressive projects to come out of Russia and is a must-hear split EP for anyone who enjoys the dark music at it's most well-crafted.

Head over to the Three Rooks Bandcamp to get your digital download now, which includes full size cover notes and artwork ..

For those who want to own the physical release, it is available on tape from Dark East Productions.

Today will be a good day ..

Get Ready. Later today we will reveal the full digital download version of the EP many of you have been waiting for - Morodh's split with People Are Mechanisms 'Lost in Life'!

Also, on November 1st we will announce a new project on the label!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mourning Hours EP - re-mastered version !

Good news for fans of Mourning Hours! You can now download a special re-mastered version of the
 "A Journey From Here to Nothingness" EP, straight from the Three Rooks Records bandcamp page!

Please share with your friends and help spread the word about this great project ..

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New Preview Video from Morodh!

You can now get a glimpse and a listen of what to expect from Morodh's split EP with People Are Mechanisms, check out the video teaser for 'Lost in Life' right here! -

Friday, October 19, 2012

Signs of life from Koboloris!

I'm happy to announce that recording activities have started once again for Koboloris, heralding a new time of creativity and renewal for this two-man black metal riff-machine of a project.

The new music so far is all about dense, dark layers of guitar, more of a wall of sound approach than before. Keyboards are so far being kept to a minimum, a departure from the symphonic elements of the self-titled demo EP released in August, although I anticipate the synth to resurface at some point, just not as dominant as before.

At this time, there is no date set for any new releases, nothing has really been decided, but things are moving in the right direction, songs are being written, some rough guitar and drum tracks have already been recorded, so far it's sounding good!

Don't forget you can get Koboloris's existing EP, free, right here -

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Morodh split EP date announcement!

Good news for fans of Morodh! We are proud to announce that October 30th is the release date of their first EP release 'Lost in Life'! The EP is a four track split with People Are Mechanisms, also from Russia, another great Depressive project that you should certainly check out .

Having recently mastered the EP, as part of my work with Three Rooks Production, I can say this is certainly some of the best material I have worked with and deserves a listen from anyone who calls themselves a fan of depressive BM or dark and heavy music in general.

'Lost in Life' will be available as a download from our bandcamp page and from Dark East Productions on cassette tape ( limited to 166 copies) and also I now hear, on a limited number of CD's.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Dark developments - what our artists are up to ..

The creator of Mourning Hours has been busy with a new 2-man project, this time melodic black metal with a touch of folk influences known as 'Monarchy of Death', certainly worth checking out their facebook page. I'm looking forward to hearing the vocal versions of their demo tracks. They have promised a set of demo songs will be ready by the end of the winter!

Bolverk of Bergelmir is currently working on recording songs for the upcoming EP 'Infernal Solitude', with the current focus being a song entitled 'Caught up in a world of black despair', scheduled for around the end of the month, this EP is one not to miss for all fans of dark, cold, atmospheric sounds.

Morodh are getting ready to release their split EP 'Lost in Life', the exact date of the release will soon be announced, don't forget this will be available in both digital format (from us) and in tape form from Russian label 'Dark East Productions'!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New artist announcement - Bergelmir

We are pleased to welcome a new artist to our label, in the form of Bergelmir, a new one-man project from Texas, USA! Named after one of the Frost Giants from Nordic mythology, Bergelmir has a suitably cold sound, evoking barren atmospheres with minimal production. This is raw depressive black metal.

Bergelmir is the creation of Bolverk (all instruments & vocals), the debut EP 'Infernal Solitude'  will soon be ready, while you wait, we recommend checking out the first song 'Niflheim' on youtube!

Video version of the song 'Niflheim'  ..

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October .. just got darker

Great news for fans of the darkest of metal music! Firstly, as anyone following our artists will know, we are very excited about the upcoming release 'Lost in Life' from Morodh, arriving in digital form in late October. I have heard some of the final mixes from the Morodh + People Are Mechanisms split and they sound very powerful and expertly crafted, this really is depressive black metal at it's finest...

What we have not yet told anyone, is that we have a new artist waiting to be unveiled this month, which will happen in a few days time!

I think we can agree that October is going to be the most active month so far for our label and for our artists, please look forward to what we have in store and spread the word to as many friends as possible, we are lucky enough to have some seriously great music here that needs to be heard!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Koboloris full EP+bonus track now on soundcloud ..

It's now easier than ever before to hear all of Koboloris's demo tracks, including the full EP released this August. We have made all their music available for streaming and free download on soundcloud, including the early bonus track 'Lupinotuum'.

Expect Koboloris to start recording material for their second EP very soon!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Morodh split EP details revealed!

We are proud to announce that the title of Morodh's split EP with People Are Mechanisms has been revealed! 

'Lost in Life' will feature two songs from each artist and promises to be a well-crafted slice of Depressive Black Metal from two of Russia's finest acts in the genre. The EP will be ready in late October, when we will release the digital version.

The excellent cover art was created by Mario Polzyn of MOORNEBHEYM ..

People Are Mechanisms:
1.Unfamiliar Trails    2.Empty Midnight Streets
3. Desperation    4.Hopelessness


Saturday, September 22, 2012

October-November progress update - from all our artists!

Things may have got a little quieter on here recently, however don't let this fool you. We have been busy behind the scenes preparing for the next two months, making plans with our small circle of artists for some exciting developments that will take place through October and November!

Here is what you can expect from our artists: 

In late October, Morodh will be releasing their split with 'People Are Mechanisms', two excellent depressive bands from Russia in one download, also available on cassette tape from Dark East Productions.  Find out more about their plans on Ragnaar's blog.

One thing we are now keen to do, is to branch out into new metal sub-genres. In mid-late November we will reveal a new project that takes us in a new direction, towards Avant-Garde and Dark Symphonic territory, in the vein of artists such as 'The Kovenant', 'Diabolical Masquerade' and 'Sigh'! We will reveal this new project along with a debut track (or two maybe),when the time comes!

Koboloris are scheduled to start writing and recording new material very soon. Hopefully we can expect new demo tracks to start appearing late November, we shall see! We are also discussing what the theme and musical direction of the next EP will be. You can get a free download of the Koboloris EP right here.

Having just finished one EP, Mourning Hours wastes no time and is already working on new songs! We are discussing the possibility of adding these to a new split or compilation release and what the theme for this will be. You can download the latest EP 'A Journey From Here To Nothingness' from the Mourning Hours Bandcamp page! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Morodh Release Update!

Morodh will be releasing their split EP with People Are Mechanisms, on two formats, over two labels!
The release will take place late October this year.

We will be handling the digital release version, while Russian label 'Dark East Productions' will produce 166 copies on cassette tape for those who like to own the physical media.

Please lend your support to Dark East Productions and of course Morodh themselves!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Morodh Split EP announcement!

We are proud to announce our new release plans for late Autumn 2012!

Morodh's release will be a split EP with another excellent depressive black metal project, also from Russia - People Are Mechanisms. We are very pleased to be able to work with both artists and bring you what promises to be a well-crafted piece of  musical dark art.

The first thing that struck us when listening to this project, was the quality of composition and depth of feeling in this dark yet powerful music. Everything is stripped-back and honest, with organic production that allows the true tone of the instruments to breathe without being abrasive.

People Are Mechanisms is the creation of Lesnik Stasik, a musician from Ryazan, Russia, whom you can also find here on facebook.

We recommend you take the chance to hear more music from People Are Mechanisms on the project's myspace page or soundcloud.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Plans of conquest.. from September to winter!

Although we have stopped looking over new demo's until December, this does not mean we have no new developments to reveal. In fact, the rest of 2012 will be very busy for us, there will certainly be releases and possible some new bands/projects to announce.

One of our biggest releases will be a Morodh split EP with another artist (who we will talk more about soon), this winter! Morodh are in the studio and we are impressed with the work-in-progress tracks we have heard so far.

Also there are a few potential artists we are keeping an eye on, whom we may decide to do debut releases for between now and December, so keep with us if you are thirsty for new dark and heavy music.

Before the year is over, we also aim to have a website up and running, making music from our artists more accessible than ever, plus room for us expand our operation with an online store for music and merch!
Our first physical releases will not be until well into 2013, but eventually you can expect us to release on limited quantities of cassette tape or CD (10-50 copies).

Anyway, back to running our label ..

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New artist announcement - Morodh!

We are proud to introduce Morodh, from Vladimir, Russia, a new addition to Three Rooks, whom we look forward to working with on future releases!

Formed in May 2011, Morodh are a three-piece band who tackle dark subject matters with excellent musicianship and depth of emotion in their music. Stylistically, Morodh can be described as 'Depressive Black', their sound can shift effortlessly from subtle dark atmospheres to the heavy riffs and strongly constructed rhythms that are a Black Metal tradition.
 Ragnaar - guitars,   Astaroth - vocal,   Andreas - drums.

Morodh are currently in the studio, finishing their songs that will feature on a split EP later this year, we will reveal more details soon. You can keep up with their progress on their facebook page, or Ragnaar's blog!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

It's Here! Koboloris full EP free download + review ..

You can now download the Koboloris EP in full, from bandcamp, for free! Just go to: There is also an interesting review of the EP available for your reading pleasure from Sorrow Eternal Blog.

The 2-piece are already considering their future direction and where to take things after completing this important debut release. Expect an announcement on newly planned Koboloris activities in the near future.

Koboloris guitar-writing session in progress ..


Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Artist Announcement!

It is time to announce a new artist on Three Rooks Records! We are proud to welcome Mourning Hours to our roster, an excellent DSBM / Doom project hailing from Dhaka BD, with a demo single "Us & Despair" available for your listening pleasure..

We look forward to supporting the future releases of Mourning Hours and recommend checking out the project's facebook page and youtube channel, where plenty of new tracks are available to hear!

Friday, August 24, 2012

The wheels are set in motion ..

August is going to be an eventful time for Three Rooks Records..

With only seven days until Koboloris unleash their first EP, the band are already thinking about their future activities, including contributing to a split EP planned for later in the year. 

We also welcome to our label, a new artist whom we will announce very soon!

In addition to this, our official website is currently in the middle of it's design process and progress is good. Soon, we will have a fully fledged web presence complete with an online shop and individual pages dedicated to our artists, streaming the latest music and videos.

For us, it's time to stay focused and also look forward to reading some hopefully interesting reviews of the Koboloris EP, we hope you enjoy it too!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Koboloris EP preview clips video!

Having completed production of the Koboloris EP, we are proud to annouce the tracklisitng and have compiled a new video of song preview clips, for your viewing pleasure..
Tracklist for the EP is as follows:

1.Malign inspiration
2.Obscure schemes of dominance
3.Woods of Kobolorum
4.Astral gate to the infernal

Koboloris EP preview clips from Three Rooks on Vimeo.

On August 31st the Koboloris EP will be officially released and available for free download from the Three Rooks Bandcamp page!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

News from the studio & Free track!!

It's done! We have finally finished the recording and production of the Koboloris debut EP, just in time to do some promotion before the release date of August 31st. In our last session we finished off the very last track on the EP, nailing some intricate bass parts and utterly dark vocals on what is the fastest and most heavy sounding of all the songs.

To celebrate the completion of what has been our focus since March this year, we are giving you the gift of our very first track, click this link to get the free song "Lupinotuum"! Please feel free to share the song with your friends and spread word of our grand schemes that will unfold on August 31st. In the mean time, check out some snaps from our last studio session.

Bass recording rig, cab mic'd up.

Bass in action, captured mid chord change

Tracking bass for "Astral gate to the infernal".

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Snapshots from a darkened studio.

On Tuesday, we (Koboloris) spent the afternoon working on some of the final production tasks before the debut EP is completed, this particular afternoon we had the small matter of goblin-vocals to attend to..

After suffering a computer virus attack, it looked like we would be up against the clock to finish the EP production, however we managed to pull the main mixing computer back from the blink of near oblivion, so only a day of mixing time was lost.

Only a couple more sessions to go and we will be all finished with production and ready to unleash the Koboloris debut EP. In the mean time, here are a couple of snaps of things in our workspace ..

4X10 cab, mainly used for resting things on, also comes in handy for recording bass out of. 

The vocal condenser mic, very handy for capturing the soul-wrenching screams of forest goblins.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Latest developments (Koboloris).

We have now switched the video side of things over to Vimeo, so the new videos for Malign Inspiration and Lupinotuum are now viewable in much better quality!

August 31st is looking likely as the date for the release of Koboloris's debut EP, featuring four tracks and to made available as a download with artwork, possibly in other formats such as CD/Tape later on.

Our production side of the operation at Three Rooks Production will be finishing up the EP soon, with two of the four tracks already mixed and mastered, the final tracks will follow shortly. We are also looking at the option of shooting a full-on music video to accompany one of the tracks from the debut release. August should be an eventful month!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Koboloris- New video & progress report!

Final mixing is almost complete on the first half of the Koboloris debut EP, scheduled for release in August. Only one more track of bass guitar and two songs worth of vocals need recording to complete the last two tracks on the EP, including a seven minute long epic entitled "Woods of Kobolorum", a song that explores the themes behind the project's name.

In the mean time, check out "Malign Inspiration" in video form, including full lyrics and with audio that is the final EP mix!

Koboloris - Malign Inspiration from Three Rooks on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Koboloris interview & FREE song download!

Koboloris logo

Our very own Koboloris have given an interview with genre-eclectic music blog Rising Sun Freestyle.
These guys tackle everything from Japanese rap to Metal, so we are proud that Koboloris have been given the chance to represent their genre on here.

Add to that, a bunch of interview questions nothing short of epic in scope, we are talking everything from philosophy, to post apocalyptic scenario's, to musical influences here, basically just go and read it.
You even get a free download track for the pleasure!

 Visit the RSFS blog to check out the interview and grab a FREE download of the song "Lupinotuum"!