It Is Dead
Hell Is Now (Deluxe Edition)


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Like a black metal album that’s been slowed down to the wrong RPM, Hell Is Now is hate-encrusted blackened doom which drifts between blasting riffs & passages which barely breach tempos faster than a dirge, totaling over 40 minutes across only 7 tracks. The vocals, a grotesque, visceral layer of painful screams & nearly inhuman wails, proclaim an anti-fascist, anti-capitalist, and anti-authoritarian message that is unabashedly the driving force behind the band’s intense aesthetic.

Almost one year ago, we released the debut EP A Place of Darkness from IT IS DEAD, at the time a solo exploration of droning, atmospheric sludge. Since then, the project has transformed into a fully-fleshed out band with the addition of drummer and vocalist. Add in a tireless work ethic coupled with consistently excellent live performances, and IT IS DEAD have quickly made a name for themselves in their regional scene.

Recorded by Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Recordings and mastered by Dennis Pleckham (Comatose Studio) of BONGRIPPER, the production of “Hell Is Now” is crushing yet devoid of studio tricks, embracing a true-to-life capture of the raw distorted tones and thunderous percussion of IT IS DEAD.

  • Hand-crafted wooden box - stained, charred, screen-printed, filled with dirt, and nailed shut
  • Pro-printed CDr inside clear/black jewel case
  • Double-sided black & white insert
  • Sealed in poly sleeve
  • Limited Edition of 75

Each of the deluxe editions have been painstakingly made by hand at every step. The boxes were constructed, stained, and blow-torched by guitarist Warbutcher, then we screen-printed the lids and box backs, filled them with dirt, and nailed each box shut with 4 nails. To preserve the integrity of the ink on the box, as well as prevent loose dirt from getting everywhere, each copy is also sealed in a poly sleeve. Includes instant digital download.

NOTICE: These can not ship via Media Mail. We have temporarily reduced the price to compensate for the increased shipping.

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Catalog # AAX-198
Shipping Class Not Media Mail
Weight 22 oz
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 3 in


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