Saltwater Hum featured on Dark Ambient Compilation 3



NEW TRACKS: Engram Radio: Volume 1


Attention shoppers,

 

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."

 

01. Sudden Hammer

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!

 

02. Sweet Memories Laced with Bitterness

We present to you, "Sweet Memories Laced with Bitterness" 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.

 

 

03. Crooked Souls in Deranged Bodies

Ah, what's a radio show without the obligatory interview segment, right? But hold onto your antennas, folks, because we're about to take you on an exclusive rollercoaster ride through the uncharted territories of Anatomy of the Heads' origins with a little something we like to call "Crooked Souls in Deranged Bodies." Yep, it's like getting backstage access to the musical equivalent of Area 51, and we've got the top-secret clearance. This mind-bending track is an alluring teaser from our yet-to-be-released interview album. Now, for all you die-hard Anatomy of the Heads fans who've been on this electrifying journey, you'll recognize the haunting strains of "The Coppery Taste of Blood and Gore." It's like that tantalizing appetizer at your favorite restaurant that leaves you craving the main course. You might've caught a glimpse of it on another Engram Records compilation, but let me tell you, it's just a taste of the sonic feast that's waiting in the wings.


FAN-CLUB EXCLUSIVE ALBUM: Bats & Peaches


NEW TRACK: A Tale of Desperate Battle and Death



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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.

 

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ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: An Adoration in Prayer and Ritual Re-Cut



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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.

 

NEW TRACK: Gloomy Roadside Grave



Attention shoppers,

 

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!

 

NEW TRACK: Ancient Cursed Mold



Attention shoppers,

 

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.

 

NEW TRACK: The Lore and The Law



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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!

 

Track-by-Track Commentary for In the Realm of Allied Barbarians and Tributary Lords



OUT NOW: In the Realm of Allied Barbarians and Tributary Lords


Attention shoppers,

the time has come for us to raise form out ancient tombs to terrorize the local peasantry again. In the Realm of Allied Barbarians and Tributary Lords is the first of what we hope will be a long series of compilation albums that chronicle our offerings to various samplers from the darkest corners of the internet. This particular compilation contains all the tracks released on various labels in 2021, which are gathered here for the first time for YOUR listening pleasure. Some of these musical phantasms have already been erased from history, while others are still unreleased due to cultureless savagery. For this reason, we have built this temple of convenience for YOU!
Hyperbeast Records has spared no expense to bring you transparent, neon green cassettes in a hand-numbered, limited edition of 50. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! The tapes will be available with different colored J-Cards. So, go ahead courageously and pre-order now! CHECK OUT THE TAPES HERE!

 


OUT NOW: JUNGLE CULT TERROR MC


Attention shoppers,

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!


NEW Track: The Coppery Taste of Blood and Gore



Attention shoppers,

 

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!

 

Exclusive Newsletter Giveaway!


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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!

 


NEW TRACKS! HALLOWEEN DOUBLE WHAMMY!



NEW EP: Unholy Spirits Light Divine


Attention shoppers,

 

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:


NEW INTERVIEW! @FOLKSODOMIA


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!


NEW MERCH!



NEW TRACK: Heavenly Eagle Cult


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 complain.


THE TAPE: Jungle Cult Terror MC


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!

 


NEW MERCH!


OUT NOW: Jungle Cult Terror


Attention Shoppers,

 

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!

 

 


NEW TRACK: Chamber of Giants




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.