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REDEFINING DARKNESS RECORDS are proud to announce the reissue of Xul’s debut album “Malignance” on October 30th!!!

Formed in 2008, XUL look to capitalize on the critical acclaim of their 2015 EP, “Extinction Necromance“, with their signature blend of intense technical blackened death metal reminiscent of seminal acts such as Behemoth, Dissection, and Vehemence.

In anticipation of XUL‘s 2nd full length album to come in 2016, REDEFINING DARKNESS RECORDS will reissue XUL‘s debut album, “Malignance” (previously self-released in 2012), with new artwork from Remy Cuveillier (Headsplit Design), remaster by Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams), and an unreleased bonus track.


Driven by determination and a diverse accumulation of musical comprehension, XUL have toured and shared the stage with Obscura, Exhumed, ABSU, Vreid, Kampfar, Woods of Ypres, Macabre, Withered, Cephalic Carnage, Archspire, Skeleton Witch, Beyond Creation, 3 Inches of Blood, Origin, Cryptopsy, Gorguts and Pallbearer.


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Escarnium signs U.S. / Canadian deal with Redefining Darkness Records

  REDEFINING DARKNESS RECORDS are proud to announce the signing of Brasilian Death Squad, ESCARNIUM !

 ESCARNIUM was conceived in 2007 in Salvador, Brazil. The bands sole mission was to make simple classic Death Metal in the vein of Old School Death Metal of the 80’s & 90’s.

In 2009, ESCARNIUM recorded and released the debut demo entitled “Covered in Decadence,” which yielded good results and opened doors with Distros, Labels and Zines in Brazil and other countries.

Within these was Polish Distro, Fukking Till You Bleed, which released the 2010 Split Tape “Celebrating the World of Decadence” with the band INSIDE HATRED.

In 2011, ESCARNIUM recorded the EP called “Rex Verminorum” which was released by Polish label Hellthrasher.

In May 2012 their first full length CD ” Excrucianting Existence”  was released supported by a  European Tour. Two other splits would follow in 2012 & 2014 on Imperial Doom and Misanthropic Records.

REDEFINING DARKNESS RECORDS will be introducing ESCARNIUM to North America with a definitive collection of the bands previous efforts put all together on one disc with a new unreleased track giving a glimpse of what is to come from the band in the next year!

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Gabriel Dantas – Guitar
Victor Elian – Vocals/Guitar
Vitor Giovanni – Bass/Backing Vocal
Nestor Carrera – Drums



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Redefining Darkness Records proudly welcomes Denver, Colorado’s, BloodStrike to it’s ranks!

Combining the putrid licks & groove of early 90’s Stockholm with the dark and cryptic delivery of early 90s death metal in the U.S. , Denver, Colorado’s Bloodstrike are showing the world what it means to truly redefine darkness with their first full length LP. Grave, Entombed, Dismember, with a smattering Bolt Thrower and early Obituary are all present here, so If you are searching for an old school sound in 2015, Bloodstrike is the answer.

After a head spinning (and splattering) demo in 2014, the quintet of metal veterans (having spent time in Silencer, Moth, and Havoc to name a few) will not stop until the piles of rotten bodies their brand of death metal harvests, blot out the sun. Prepare yourself for September 25th when Bloodstrike “In Death We Rot” is unleashed upon the masses!
Holly Wedel | Vocals
Jeff Alexis | Guitars
Joe Piker | Guitars
Rhiannon Wisniewski | Bass
Ryan Alexander Bloom | Drums

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*Artwork courtesy of the legendary Mark Riddick
**”Soulless” written by Grave & released by Century Media Records 1994.




Heavy Metal Flea Market

Exclusive package deals and exclusive merchandise available at the Heavy Metal Flea Market from Redefining Darkness. Our artists are at the event all day, the listening party starts at 7pm and ends at 8pm, we also have a surprise special guest appearance – come and join us at Now That’s Class on August 16th!

6th July 2015


Redefining Darkness Records are proud to announce the signing of Brasil’s elite Black/Death Metal Act, Unearthly, to a U.S./Canadian record deal. The band will continue to be represented in South America by Shinigami Records and in Europe by Metal Age Productions. To coincide with their new U.S. deal, Unearthly will be touring the States this September. Check here for dates.


15th June 2015

Redefining Darkness Records owner Thomas Haywood (ex- Abigail Williams) launches brand new Metal Podcast, ‘Into the Darkness’, to be featured on iTunes and All About the Rock


Redefining Darkness & Seeing Red Records label owner, Thomas Haywood (also ex- Abigail Williams) just launched a brand new podcast entitled, Into the Darkness. The podcast will focus mainly in the realm of extreme metal, acting as a talk show / think tank for the genre. Thomas will be interviewing extreme metal veterans, up-in-coming bands, album cover artists, and others of the industries elite.  The podcast will be aired via iTunes and Rock & Metal news site, All About the Rock UK. It is also available for streaming below. The first installment of Into the Darkness features extreme metal legend, James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Disincarnate, Testament)


9th June 2015

Prepare yourself this Summer for the debut EP, From the Hellmouth!

10th May 2015

Old School Uncompromising Death Metal!

Vintage Warlords unleash the first sample of their new upcoming EP set for release on 19th May 2015 via Redefining Darkness Records which will be available on limited CD digipak and digital format only.

This release marks the first for Redefining Darkness Records, who also recently negotiated terms to re-release death metal legends, Decrepit, discography on limited special edition vinyl later this year.

A video trailer can be seen here: