We've got a treat for your ears that's more twisted than a pretzel at a funhouse. Get ready for "Medicine from Sacred Limbs," the track that clawed its way out of our Jungle Cult Terror EP. It's so far out there, even your grandma's vintage vinyl collection will be scared. We're talking gamelan-black-metal vibes that will make your head spin and your eardrums scream for mercy. Now, we know what you're thinking. "What's an outtake doing here?" Well, we couldn't keep this beast under wraps. "Medicine" is like the rebel child that snuck out of the cult and went full metal. Trust us, it's as unholy as it sounds. But that's not all, folks. It's part of the Year One Compilation by those weirdos at the Noise Club. An underground gathering of shut-ins, auditory anarchists, and prolific music enthusiasts. Earplugs are for the weak when they go on endless binges to sample what's out there. They're the kind of folks who think a broken amp is a work of art.
But here's the kicker: Every dime you cough up for this compilation goes straight to the Ocean Alliance at whale.org. That's right, your noise addiction is about to do some good in this world. We're talking about protecting whales, the gentle giants of the deep, and you're the one making it happen. And guess what? There's even talk of a tape release in collaboration with Troublesome House. So get ready for some serious analog vibes, because we're about to take it old school. Don't overthink it, just buy it! NUKE THE WHALES WITH ANATOMY OF THE HEADS.
You might remember this gem from 2022 when it made a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance on another
compilation. But fear not, for like any good dark prophecy, it's come back from the depths, like that expired yogurt lurking at the back of your fridge. Last time we dropped "Saltwater Hum," we
dangled a prophecy before your eyes. And what a prophecy it was! Brace yourselves for mystical musings that even Nostradamus would find cryptic: "The moon will rise in full over the high
mountains." - Well, it does that almost every month, but sure, let's roll with it. "Honey, more precious than candle wax. Eat in despair!" - We're not sure if this is a culinary recommendation or
a commentary on the existential crisis induced by your morning toast. "The sun will burn, and the shining seas will boil." - Climate change, anyone? Sounds less like prophecy and more like
Tuesday's weather report. "They will rise from the briny clandestine kingdoms to wage war against us - the surface dwellers." - Lovecraftian vibes, much? Sounds like an underwater Avengers
Now, here's the real question: Did any of this come true? Are you now worshiping Anatomy of the Heads as oracles? Well, we're still waiting for sea monsters to rise and reclaim their territory. As you ponder your willingness to worship us as idols, dive into the eerie depths of "Saltwater Hum". Just remember to bring a life vest and some snacks – you might be down there a while.
be me! Cruising through the rainy streets of Seattle. Scrolling through the car radio stations. Suddenly catch, "You're Now Tuned to 206.7 Engram Radio". Dial that volume up to the max. A melodic blend of alternative and indie rock fills the car. Suddenly, I'm a grunge god. My steering wheel becomes a makeshift drum kit. Belt out the lyrics like I'm headlining the Crocodile. For those moments, the Emerald City's gloom disappears. Thanks, 206.7 Engram Radio, for making my Seattle nights legendary. Drumroll, please... BEHOLD, the magnificence that is "Engram Radio: Volume 1"! Yes, you heard it right, not just any album, but a radio-styled compilation album that's about to rewrite the very history of music as we know it. And guess what? We have graced this auditory masterpiece with not just one but six tracks. We like to call it our "aural contribution to the betterment of humanity."
Ah, yes, dear shoppers, gather 'round as the moment has descended upon us like a thousand harp-playing angels, and the excitement? We're about to lift the velvet curtain on our forthcoming opus, 'A Carcass of Triumph and Tragedy.' But hold onto your hats, for this is not merely an announcement, it's an unveiling with a flourish, a grand revelation that could put fireworks to shame. Enter "Sudden Hammer." Yes, you heard it right, "Sudden Hammer." It's not just your run-of-the-mill commercial; it's a bona fide "MUSCLE SYMPHONY." Imagine, if you will, a cacophony of guitars so wild, they could tame a lion in mid-roar. Your air guitar skills? Well, they might as well retire, darling, because 'A Carcass of Triumph and Tragedy' is about to school us all in the art of sonic supremacy. So, fasten your seatbelts and tip your waitress, dear shoppers, for this isn't your typical album tease; it's a lifetime of sweat and beef compressed into a minute of radio!
We present to you, "" It's the first cut from our new album and the auditory equivalent of playing Russian roulette with a switchblade in a desolate, dimly-lit car park at the stroke of midnight. Yes, it's that thrilling. Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for a musical makeover so drastic, even Madonna would raise an eyebrow. We're ditching our old musical skin like its last season's fashion trend and saying sayonara to jungle drums, the bushman rhythms, shrunken heads, and voodoo priests. The mystical chants have taken a vacation, and we've decided to trade our bongos for a treacherous climb up a mountain forged from volcanic rock. Get ready for a guitar and bass-fueled joyride that'll redefine your auditory anatomy through a generous helping of doom jazz. So, my dear friends, start emptying your piggy banks and gathering your shekels because it is coming! "The Caress of Triumph and Tragedy" is here to redefine your musical palette. Buckle up, buttercups, for this is a musical adventure you won't want to miss.
Ah, but of course, there's more! As if our fan club exclusive album, "Bats & Peaches," wasn't enough of a treat, we're throwing in not one, not two, but three exclusive tracks from this masterpiece. It's almost as if we're doing you a favor by letting you in on our little secret. But wait, there's more! If you dare, you can CLICK HERE and embark on a thrilling adventure into the depths of "Bats & Peaches." Read all about it, if you can handle the sheer magnificence of it all. It's the kind of literary journey that might make Shakespeare himself question his career choices. Enjoy, if you're up for the challenge.
Unlock the Enchanting World of "Bats & Peaches" - Exclusively on The Pineapple Palace Patreon! Behold, the ethnomusicologists have descended from their ivory towers, armed with recording equipment and a grandiose appreciation for obscure sounds. Feast your ears on their meticulously curated field recordings in "Bats & Peaches," available exclusively at The Pineapple Palace Patreon! How profound! The album's title, "Bats & Peaches," is the epitome of artistic enlightenment. Bats, the nocturnal rebels, signify the undiscovered, unappreciated gems lurking in South East Asia's musical abyss. And, oh, the peaches - the sweet, irresistible representation of the region's rhythms! How delightfully deep! Enough pretending! Click that button below and unlock your ticket to auditory enlightenment. Hurry now, darlings, and let the captivating sounds of "Bats & Peaches" transport you to the most enchanting corners of South East Asia!
we are thrilled to announce an exhilarating release that will transport you to the depths of the extraordinary Backrooms. Introducing "A Tale of Desperate Battle and Death," an ambient track that will leave you mesmerized and captivated. This exceptional composition has been carefully curated for the highly anticipated backrooms-themed compilation by the esteemed label Sounds for the Soul. For those who have yet to delve into the mysterious world of the Backrooms, allow us to provide a glimpse into its enigmatic allure. The Backrooms is a haunting concept that has ignited the imaginations of countless individuals. It is a realm that transcends our ordinary perception, where boundless hallways unfurl into eternity, devoid of logic or purpose. Those who unwittingly find themselves within this alternate reality are thrust into a desperate struggle, navigating labyrinthine depths and encountering surreal entities that pose unimaginable perils at every turn. "A Tale of Desperate Battle and Death" serves as a testament to the harrowing experiences one might encounter within the Backrooms. Through meticulous craftsmanship of intricate soundscapes and haunting melodies, our aim is to whisk you away into the heart of a life-or-death confrontation with an unknown and treacherous entity. Brace yourself for an immersive sonic odyssey that will both unsettle and enthrall your senses, plunging you into a realm where danger lurks in every shadow. Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey, as "A Tale of Desperate Battle and Death" envelops you in its evocative ambiance. This meticulously crafted composition will navigate the depths of your imagination, leaving an indelible impression upon your consciousness. Surrender to the captivating allure of this immersive sonic experience, and let the ethereal melodies and evocative textures guide you through the chilling landscapes of the Backrooms. This is an auditory adventure you simply cannot afford to miss.
We are thrilled to extend a most courteous invitation to you: Welcome to Pineapple Palace, the official Anatomy of the Heads Fan Club powered by Patreon. As a devoted fan club member, you'll gain access to a host of exciting benefits that will keep you at the forefront of all things Anatomy of the Heads. With Pineapple Palace membership, you'll be granted exclusive access to releases and enjoy early previews of the latest tracks, ensuring you're always at the cutting edge of Anatomy of the Heads' musical evolution. From digital drops to physical releases, you'll be among the first to revel in their extraordinary creations. All funds raised through Pineapple Palace will be directed towards creating luxurious merchandise, designed exclusively for our dedicated fan club members. Get ready to don the limited-edition apparel, adorn your surroundings with collector's items, and showcase your allegiance to the Anatomy of the Heads community. Pineapple Palace is not just about the music; it's about the electrifying live experience. By joining the fan club, you are directly supporting Anatomy of the Heads in preparing for live performances. Your contribution will help enhance the stage production, create immersive visuals, and bring their unforgettable performances to life. See you at the Palace!
we are thrilled to announce a special anniversary release! As a homage to our journey so far, we have re-cut our debut album, "An Adoration in Prayer and Ritual," and made it available on YouTube. CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE PLAYLIST! This reimagined version features all-new artwork for each track, breathing new life into the album and enhancing the visual experience. Originally released in three long-form pieces, we have taken this opportunity to divide each movement into a more traditional song format. By doing so, we hope to make the album more accessible to a wider audience, particularly those who may not be accustomed to ten-minute-long prog rock operas. With this re-cut, we aim to provide a fresh perspective on our debut album. Visit our YouTube channel to explore the mesmerizing visuals accompanying each track of "An Adoration in Prayer and Ritual." As a token of our gratitude, we invite you to become a patron of the Pineapple Palace and gain access to even more exclusive content. By joining our Patreon community, you'll receive behind-the-scenes insights, early access to releases, merchandise discounts, and much more. Your support enables us to continue creating and sharing our music with the world.
well the years start coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming - another track done and we hit the ground running. it didn't make sense not to live for fun so we released another track to make your brain to numb. With that being said, enjoy another outtake from Jungle Cult Terror entitled "Gloomy Roadside Grave". You can listen to it on the Mind Over Metal Compilation released by Cave Dweller Music. Emmerse yourself on a lonely path through the jungle, where a solitary grave lies covered in moss and vines, shrouded in ancient evil. Let the haunting melody guide you towards the unknown, as you confront the horrors of the cursed lands and pay homage to the forgotten soul buried beneath. Hear the whispers of the departed, and let them stir your soul. As you depart this gloomy roadside grave, you'll carry with you the weight of the past and the promise of eternal rest. Stay tuned for more eerie content!
we most courteously invite you to experience our new track, "Ancient Cursed Mold," which was originally an outtake from our album Jungle Cult Terror. You can now listen to it on the Thousand New Love compilation by the Japanese label XO-Archives. Let the track be your guide into the unknown as it takes you on a journey through the fungal growth beneath ancient ruins and cursed lands and into the infected rotting body of a saint. Mutate and become mold! Become a warning to all who dare to tread on our tombs. Once your transformation is complete, the eerie glow of your fungal body will send shivers down the spine of the most hardened of grave robbers, as they experience the thrill of your beauty. We are grateful that you have chosen "Ancient Cursed Mold" as your musical method of decomposition and encourage you to stay tuned for more moldy content.
we are back with brand new bounty for you to feast your ears on. Introducing our latest track, "The Lore and The Law," now available on the Sounds for the Soul Ambient Compilation Vol. 5. Sit back, relax, and let our subliminal messages do their magic. We'll implant within you the irresistible urge to obtain a citizenship in the Cayman Islands to protect your assets. Yes, that's right, let our tropical guitar rhythms invade your thick head, and before you know it, you'll be packing your bags and jetting off to the land of fake companies and exotic cocktails. Anatomy of the Heads is your one-way ticket to paradise. Let us take the reins and lead you to the tranquil beaches of the Cayman Islands. Leave your worries behind and enter our coconutshell of despair. Trust us, it's the only way to get your hands on those sweet low island tyes. So, what are you waiting for? Don't be left behind in the mundane world of financial insecurity. Join us on our journey and discover the true meaning of prosperity. Thank you for choosing Anatomy of the Heads as your financial escapism provider. Stay tuned for more!
Why has an ambient track been incorporated into the record? What is the purpose of including seemingly unintelligible Spanish verbiage? What kind of composition is this, and what led to my presence here? And most pressing of all, who is responsible for the shooting of Randy Marsh? Answers to these inquiries and more can be found within the pages of our excessively verbose and intricately detailed track-by-track commentary for our latest musical assemblage, 'In the Realm of Allied Barbarians and Tributary Lords.' You have heard correctly! A comprehensive compendium of all that could possibly be known about such a sonic creation is conveniently compiled for your perusal. This opulent offering features supplementary artwork and arcane anecdotes procured from the furthest reaches of the internet. As you immerse yourself in this esoteric exploration of musical compilation, you will undoubtedly experience a range of emotions, from laughter to tears to exasperated exclamations aimed at the heavens. Yet do not despair, devout devotees, for our creative endeavors are far from complete. Indeed, we have amassed a trove of sufficient material in the years 2022 and 2023 to fill a second compilation album. Therefore, remain vigilant, for more aural adventures are sure to come! READ IT HERE
Jungle Cult Terror is back on music cassette via Hyperbeast Records in a hand-numbered edition of 50. Each cassette is transparent neon pink and comes with a Bandcamp download code. For the first time, the complete artwork of Jungle Cult Terror is printed. And as icing on the cake, there are three different versions of the tape: black and white, black on blue and pink on blue. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! To make the music tapes more convenient for you, we made the tapes with both sides playing the entire EP. So you don't have to get up and turn the cassette over. We're just that kind of people. For YOU, everything!
Chistmas is upon us! Spice up your hollidays with 'District Night Prayer'. A brand new compilation from Engram Records featuring spoken word oriented tracks. Gather around the fireplace and listen to schizoid ramblings, tales of mad bravado, and our new track 'The Coppery Taste of Blood and Gore'. An excerpt from an unreleased interview album that contains a strange tale of the uncanny and bizarre. A tale of strange anatomical artifacts of hideous evil encountered by our own Michael van Gore. The perfect meditation for the holidays. Reflect on the ever elusive fabric of reality while stuffing your face with ham! Merry Christmas to all of you out there! Have a great time with your families!
in preperation for Christmas we decided to raffle off two tapes of Unholy Spirits Light Divine amongst our newsletter subscribers.Whoever answered with GIVEAWAY to our newsletter was eligable to win! And it is with great joy to announce the lucky winners. Congratulations to SandroMaiaFJR and Combiner81 who are the lucky winners of the raffle. May the tapes find to you! If YOU are not suscribed to our newsletter - you are missing out! Suscribe for more exclusive giveaways, discounts and other shananigans.
Special shout-out to the anonymous child laborer who decided upon the fate of the winners - may he live to see better days!
as we welcome the season, Engram Record's annual Halloween compilation is upon us. All the ghosts, ghouls and troublesome spirits will once again roam the earth. Troublesome Night 3 promises you an hour-long fight fest featuring the who-is-who of the contemporary underground scene. As annual contributors, we submitted not only one, but two new tracks to scare the pants off of you. 'The Hag of Chemerka River' presents you an ancient Malay ghost story read by Mrs. van Gore. Don't worry, as an English translation is provided for the linguistically challenged. Further, 'Golden Stag Lizard Head' is a new music track that invites you to descent into the jungle, sit around the fire and be afraid of the sun. Now run, dear shopper! Run for thy life, as all hallows eve is running wild upon your town, kampung or unspecified settlement of choice! WHAT WAS THAT!? DID YOU HEAR IT TOO!? IT'S COMING FROM OVER TH...
the time has come again to rise from our tomb and terrorize the local peasantry with a new EP. With Unholy Spirits Light Divine, we give you 30 minutes of infernal ambient and dungeon synth that is very heavy on the violin. For your listening pleasure, the EP is streaming everywhere and is also available as a music cassette here on aoftheh.com. Our deepest thanks to all of you who have bought the release. The first tapes have arrived. Weather Australia or Zimbabwe, our mail girl will find you. This time around, the tape release will be full of goodies. If you are feeling thrifty, subscribe to our mailing list for exclusive discounts and save the night away. May they be cast into an eternal night of horror as we feast upon their heartblood. There will be nothing but hell and damnation for those venturing into the night.
Check out this promo by Stained Hanes of 718TV in good old New York:
We were recently invited for an interview with an up-and-coming music blag called FOLKSODOMIA and or AWANGARDA U KLOSZARDA. In any case, it is a tiny blog about music and art based in Darłowo, Poland. Check it out and follow them on Twitter here. As always, you can find the interview archived in the lore section here. Come to think of it, I have no idea what people eat in Poland. Let's see... buckwheat groats, hoof-shaped potato dumplings, marinated mushrooms, stuffed pork loin, deep-fried yeast dough stuffed with meat or vegetarian filling, roast duck with apples, red beetroot soup. I could get into this. I once heard that they also had an innards soup that you would have to cook for hours. Turns out there is also a pyramid cake, which is awesome. Pyramids have to be the most sinister shape for any baked goods. Also, there is a pastry related holiday called Fat Thursday. Imagine, a Thursday full of pyramid sweet shapes as you rest from conquering a small village. Your men hunger! May they fest for another day of bloodshed. In any case, greetings to Poland. Kisses all around. May duck blood soup fill your days!
Another new track brought to you by Vacuum Noise Recordings. Get it fast and then take it slow! Mr. Vacuum described the track as such: "You walk into a biker bar with a band playing neo-avantjazz noise rock fusion, & then you realize all the bikes are actually made out
of human heads, but it's OK because you're an alien." While we renounce our alien status vehemently, we would totally build a bike from skulls. Human or otherwise. I wouldn't drive mine,
though. I'd open up a small café around it and have it stand there as a conversation piece. Once per month, I'd drop in the to count the money and tell people not to touch it. Every skull would
have a story, though. Like the one in the front was from a guy who got lost in my backyard. Another one would be a Jehovah's Witness who rang my doorbell on a weekend at seven AM. It would be
cool. A cup of black coffee... excuse me, Americano, is eight bucks, though. It is not cheap, but you go there to wear an art appreciation beret and way philosophically to impress girls. So don't
THE TERROR NEVER ENDS! In celebration of our new release, we partnered with Abstract Trauma Recordings to create a cassette version of our new EP. The cassette comes on transparent purple tapes that are forged from the finest purple ebony harvested from critically endangered rhinos and manufactured by the inmates of a Guatemalan insane asylum for pennies on a dime. Some might include death threats, others a desperate cry for help - you'll never know unless you buy one!
in celebration of the bringer of pain, we bring you a brand-new EP that resulted out of a collaboration with a gamelan orchestra. For twenty minutes, all our innards will be laid bare, as we welcome you to our temple of onomatopoetic desires! Be still and set up thy altar with the chalice to the left and the dagger to the right. Sing backwards and weep, for Jungle Cult Terror is upon you! Draw the symbol of sulphur and place it under a red candle, for it is a terrible night to have a curse! While your candle solemnly burns, prepare thyself for a luxurious mixture of gamelan, noise and gentlemanly flavours of black metal. Jungle Cult Terror, a twenty-minute excursion into territories unknown to the ignorant masses. Spit in contempt, exhaust your hatred and lust for their demise. Feel your enemies sicken by the moment in this transfer of negativity, and let it be done!
Armed with just a saxophone, we dare YOU to enter the Chamber of Giants. Will you take the challenge? Will you avenge your father's death? Will
you stop living a life of decadence and bring ruin to the scoundrels that killed him? Will you study the blade to finally hear the words "YOU ARE MY SON" by your father's ghosts just has he
passes on to another realm!? If so, enter the Chamber of Giants and become consul and confidant to ancient dynasties to escape your destitute
life of anxiety and financial ruin. Brought to you by Engram Records, Genealogy 2 showcases 13 artists recreating the first song / composition that inspired them to make music from memory (and
memory alone). We chose to go way back into the year 2008 and to present to you one of the very first pieces of music we made.