NEKROPHILE REKORDS (1983 -1990)
Nekrophile Rekords was a Viennese cassette label specialized in occult and ritual industrial music founded by Zoe DeWitt in 1983. The first release of Nekrophile Rekords was the tape subklinikal leukotomy aphrenia... by DeWitt's own solo project Korpses Katatonik. While this recording was still characterized by harsh and sinister electronic sounds, later Nekrophile releases were following a more calm and meditative musical approach as it became typical for the industrial subgenre 'ritual'. Besides many Nekrophile releases showed a certain inclination to occult, magical and alchemistic topics. Besides, many of the bands and musicians published on Nekrophile Rekords had at times also a close relation to the Temple of Psychic Youth - such as Genesis P-Orridge and Stan Bingo, Coil, Zos Kia or Zero Kama. The works released by Coil on Nekrophile Rekords - Here to Here (Double Headed Secret) and their split tape with Zos Kia, Transparent, - were the first ever releases of this band formed by John Balance and Peter Christopherson that later was to become one of the most innovative and influential acts within underground of electronic music at all.
Other important releases by Nekrophile Rekords were
the tapes What's History by Genesis P-Orridge and Stan Stan
Bingo as well as The Secret Eye of L.A.Y.L.A.H. by
Zero Kama. Besides these albums there
were two cassette compilations produced by Nekrophile Rekords: The
Beast 666 (1983), dedicated to the British occultist Aleister
Crowley, featuring Korpses Katatonik, Coil, Zero Kama, Hunting Lodge
and Stigma Diaboli, and The Archangels of Sex Rule the Destruction
of the Regime (1985)
with Zero Kama,
Sleepchamber, Ain Soph, Coming to Now and Metgumbnerbone.
The last cassette releases by Nekrophile Rekords were Thoum Aesh
Neith by LAShTAL and Ars Regia by Ain Soph, two Italian
ritual music projects (both published in 1986)