The Lee Variations



Full-length / Digital

01 July

"A nightmarish but insidiously seductive experience." — No Clean Singing

"It’s their subject matter – their obsession with the actors and directors who brought vampires to life onscreen and embedded them into our collective subconscious – that sets them apart from the usual tales of candelabras after sunset." — MetalSucks

"The soundtrack to you painting your nails black with sharpie back in 10th grade. But in a cool way... it takes the feeling of today’s LLN-worshipping black metal bands and combines it with the technique of old-school deathrock and post-punk. Perfect for a night of 1970s European vampire flicks." — Decibel

“Heavy pounding Sisters of Mercy styled rhythms are the backbone of this gothic horror story in sound. Vampiric Black Metal, chaotic & cathartic. Strap in!” — Dave Barnard #Short_Tokes / Inhale the Heavy

"The guitar tone is as harsh as any Black Metal band, but the riffs are much starker and more minimal, choosing instead a post-punk flavoured form of menace over the more conventional high-speed fury of most of the genre. The strangled vocals also sound... like the last breaths of a dying man." — Sleeping Village

Summoning the Marquis


Euphoriadic (The single itself is unnumbered, but nominally would have been "CANT0010".)

Non-album Single / Digital and Cassette (Strange and Unusual Sounds Volume 2 compilation)

15 March

The Murnau Nocturnes



Full-length / Digital

04 February

The debut full-length album from Vinterdracul is due out in 2022. Digital pre-order available now on Bandcamp.

"The music puts us in the presence of the supernatural, and may disturb your slumbers." — No Clean Singing

"Exhilarating, dramatic and frankly genius metal... Most songs have this eerie gothic synth seeping thru the pores of scintillating harsh guitar riffs, the vocals are raspy and literally sound like someone or something rising from a grave, which obviously works with the vampire thematics. But this is where the magic is evident, these outstanding compositions and/or song structure is so damn good, and bear in mind this is a debut album; it is quite confronting. I mean this is brilliant stuff, the placement of riffs and synth as well as vocal timing is so top tier level. " — Devil's Horns

"It’s unusual to say the least but a deep source of fascination... This unusual style, the strange process that Vinterdracul follow and their experimental efforts certainly won’t go unnoticed." — Games, Brrraaains, & A Head-Banging Life

"A very great sounding mixture of black metal and gothic rock." — A Different Shade of Black Metal

"The raspy cries of a soulless narrator whose deathless existence sounds like a state of eternal misery." — Valley of Steel


Necrotethical Prelude



EP / Digital

05 November

"Not unexpectedly, for those who may be familiar with any of this creative partnership’s other output, these songs are a bit less traditional — yet still very much residing within the raw black (or blackened) metal realm. Impassioned shrieks, furious drumming and riffing, offset with a myriad of synths — ranging from the sound of deteriorating old sci-fi film soundtracks to musty old 8-bit RPG video game soundtracks." — Valley of Steel

When the Witches Fall



08 October

Full-length / Digital & Cassette (Trepanation Recordings)

Top Albums ov 2021: "My favorite genre of Hard to Categorize. A little death rock, a little black metal, a little krautrock, and unexpected turns all throughout." — Ben Serna-Gray, Toilet ov Hell

"This duo of multi-instrumentalists Weirding Batweilder and Jean Farraige variously characterize their music as Blackened Death Rock or Arthouse Metal. I’ve slept on them way too long, but no longer." — No Clean Singing

"Experimental metal duo Bornwithhair have been twisting the genre’s blueprints ever since their debut dropped back in early 2020, but it is their fourth release When The Witches Fall that most resolutely captures their dense and intoxicating avant-garde approach." — Astral Noize

"Very few names are able to execute anything like this on this kind of level with such consistency." — Head-Banger Reviews

"The story that unfolds within 'When Witches Fall' is grotesque, disgusting and multi-layered... dark aspects of the human psyche, raw manifestations of experience... dark alleys of heresies, government experiments, and general zeroing of the human body." — Rocking

"The very creepy duo calls their music ‘lo-fi arthouse metal’ or ‘blackened death rock’ and although it may seem just like band's attempt to write pathos words in a press release to get media attention, turning on When The Witches Fall makes you realize these are very accurate and honest tags. The last time I was so surprised by seemingly unmixable styles was when I first heard an anonymous psychedelic project about black magic and "death’s head", if you know what I'm talking about. I strongly advise you to check out Bornwithhair, I personally can't stop listening to it." — Neformat

"Do you like weird stuff? I like weird stuff, and so does this multi instrumentalist duo called Bornwithhair. The elements in this avant-garde cocktail comes from all over the places. The core is some kind of blackened death rock, spiced up with slow droning buzz, hypnotizing psychedelic space soundscapes and airy post rock. Both harsh and clean vocals. Everything shrouded in an extremely eerie mystery." — Doomed and Gloomed

"A musical style that takes avant-garde black metal and death rock and mixes them together to create a sound of their own." — A Different Shade of Black Metal

Someplace to Haunt



Full-length / Digital

05 February

"Definitely an album that revels in the avant-garde, Bornwithhair have a sound that’s all to their own... Eerie, trippy, complex – all intriguing aspects of a sound that’s better off being heard than simply described. For those seeking something off-kiler and interesting." — Dead Rhetoric

"Someplace to Haunt is, dare I say, this duo's most enjoyable and most cohesive work yet... this is a album meant for listening to in full album form. It is an experience entirely worth your while. I promise... In short? I mean, goddamn. Someplace to Haunt is simply a killer album, a potent encapsulation of Bornwithhair's greatest strengths. I feel like their brief-yet-prolific career has been pointing in the direction of an album like this, and they delivered in spades." — Sleeping Village

"This is a weird one; coming from me, I suppose that says something! Imagine one of the more inscrutable Anacortes/Olympia indie-rock bands (D+, Old Time Relijun) got into Furze, the supremely deranged one-man black metal project, and that sorta paints a burned portrait of Bornwithhair. This music makes me want to eat grubs in the forest while covered in mud." — Viking's Choice

"Ever been to Rochester and experienced the local artery-clogging pile of meat, fries and cheese known as the Garbage Plate? This band's recipe is cut from the same cloth, as they drop noise rock, death-doom, indie rock, psychedelia and avant-art rock into one ungodly lo-fi Melvins-inspired mess. It's unhealthy and willpower-crushing, and should probably be avoided, but can't be ignored." — Decibel (Issue 200)

"Following on from their atmospheric debut Radical Moon and its more abrasive successor Smoleńska, 2021’s Someplace To Haunt is arguably their most cohesive, and impressive, release yet... They’ve channelled their influences into creating a whole new beast and with Someplace To Haunt, Bornwithhair have managed to conjure a unique, fresh sound that is truly their own. Without doubt, this will be one of the most intriguing albums you’ll hear this year." — Astral Noize





Full-length / Digital

11 September

"Emotions and movements anarchically crash together within each track. The band utilise just about every resource in distortion and synth, and compact their sounds into dense and ever-changing layers. At over an hour, the album’s narrative is epic. It contains all the progressive hallmarks of the bombastic colliding with the peaceful... The musicianship and composition is, without doubt, extremely well orchestrated. The depth and layers contain uncountable treasures, and atmospherically, it is as deep and explosive a plummet into the human psyche as one can hope for." — Everything is Noise

"Smoleńska is a staggering piece of creative lunacy... If Bornwithhair can focus this almost ridiculous level of creativity, so their work has more clarity, then they could be on to something really special. I get the feeling that this album is a stepping stone towards something really special, a learning experience that they needed to go through before they can reach their potential. This may be the band learning their craft before releasing an album that will be seen as a classic. Personally I can’t wait to hear what they do next." — Musipedia of Metal

"This wonderful creation is Bornwithhair’s second release this year. A metal album born out of a DIY aesthetic it’s been much played here over the past month or so… What keeps me coming back is how unhinged it is, like a black metal Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter in some ways, totally out there, never predictable, always engaging." — Vogon Laundromat / I Heart Noise

"It is a fucking treat." — Fistful of Doom

"Smoleńska is avant-garde music that is very different from the norm... an apocalyptic feel." — Heavy Music Headquarters



HVH Records (The single itself is unnumbered, but nominally would have been "CANT0004".)

Non-album Single / Digital (Hope vs. Hate Records compilation)

10 April

"Everything I love in avant-garde, in one philosophy — and praxis — heavy track... Do I know what I'm hearing? Absolutely not. Do I love it? You're goddamn right I do." — The Forest At Night

Radical Moon



Full-length / Digital

21 February

"Radical Moon is one of the most unsettling (and compelling) avant garde releases heard in some time... This is a record that requires (and deserves) repeat listens. It’s Big Black, but if Steve Albini had been locked in the Unabomber’s cabin." — Astral Noize

"This is a record where free-form guitar leads dance over colossal riffs and primitive, almost minimalist percussion. Vocals range from growls to dramatic spoken word to theatric shrieks, all adding up to create a dizzying, bewildering whole." — The Sound Not The Word

"This is the very definition of avant garde... Elements of noise, extreme metal, industrial with free form guitars, spoken word, growls and other fractured sounds... Well worth exploring." — Uncle Les Talks Music

"It’s perplexing and something that really will divide opinion but you have to admire Bornwithhair’s risk-taking." — Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life

"Throughout the record vocals are growled, spoken, sung, and shrieked over a variety of clashing noises reminiscent of Throbbing Gristle with more of a focus on metal... The production on the album is 100% DIY and to their credit sounds fantastic." — Alternative Control


Abramelinic Delusions



Single / Digital

14 November

Goblin Guard



Single / Digital

18 October

Catalog numbers prior to CANT0009 are illustrative only, as the actual numbering of releases did not begin formally until the year 2022.