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About Northern Silence:

Northern Silence Productions is a German underground label focused mainly on Black Metal and related styles. It was founded in 2003 by label owner Torsten Suess, who ran it by himself until June 2020. Since July 2020 the label and mailorder had at least two and at times more than two people working for it. In July 2021 the sole trader Northern Silence was turned into the Northern Silence Productions GmbH & Co. KG. In July 2023 the label and mailorder split into two separate companies, with the label moving to Cyprus with its owner Torsten Suess, and the mailorder remaining in Germany, now headed by a new C.E.O.

Since its founding Northern Silence has become one of the more noteworthy labels especially in the Atmospheric Black Metal community. The primary focus lies on signing new/unknown acts, helping them to spread their music to a worldwide audience and grow into respectable, well-known and much loved artists in the process. Successful examples are Caladan Brood, Gallowbraid, Woods of Desolation, Saor, Eldamar, Faidra, Emyn Muil, Cân Bardd, Heretoir, Angantyr, Belenos, Belore, Skyforest and many others.

The label used to have two subdivisions – Eyes Like Snow & Beneath Grey Skies - which focused on Doom/Heavy Metal and Alternative/Gothic Rock, respectively. Both are currently on hold.

Northern Silence does not have and never had any religious or political agenda or affiliations. The label’s founder, as a unique focal point of the divine, follows the way of Advaita Vedanta and allows all seeming expressions of creation to be as they are, understanding that their nature is of his own making and ultimately completely illusory.

The Northern Silence mailorder, with over 6666 individual titles in stock, is meant to be a source for Metal fans from all over the world to get the music they enjoy in physical format, as well as merchandise of their favorite bands. The focus lies on Black Metal but releases of other more or less Metal-related subgenres and Dungeon Synth are offered as well.

Northern Silence runs a Bandcamp page (https://northernsilenceproductions.bandcamp.com/) through which most physical releases and many downloads of Northern Silence releases are sold. To stay informed about new releases as well as shop updates it is recommended to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

To check out Northern Silence releases, Bandcamp is certainly the ideal choice, but many of them are also available on Youtube, mostly on the excellent channel “Black Metal Promotion”.