Facthedral's Hall : portrait of a real independant music label


Facthedral's Hall ? An underground music label in Provence !

Facthedral's Hall, an underground music label in Provence ? Yes it's a great exemple of what DIY can produce. Created by Marc Reina (aka Le K, aka Skrow in Black/Thrash french band Imperial) in 1997 in the city of Martigues (south of France). The label since the beginning is promoting "improbable music", these are Marc Reina's words, electronic music, industrial music, ambient or even hip hop, rock, drum'n'bass, metal or punk are welcome. Eclectism is the keyword to give a visibility to artists from all over the world that are in crazy musics, innovative, weird, unnamables, and of course in the heart of Provence. Marc had such courage to believe in his project. Non listening to "pessimists", he just listened to his heart and his passion as a musician and a music fond. Because of him, we can reach a catalog of music whom may speak to the heart of real music lovers.

 Marc Reina, as passionate he is , is also very careful as a producer of his own works like Ingoderme (already made four lps) and the last one, Duskconnected, in an electro dark rock goth vibe that you can listen to just beside

There is also the industrial noise dark ambient sound from Chalung-gra, that have been already put on two albums, and the last one, Mostaferi, is a real dark liturgy...Want a proof ? Listen to this :

Belong other Marc Reina's projects i can also quote Silent Tower whose playing Doom Death Black Metal with industrial vibes in an instrumental way (yes !) Listen to this :

Marc is a real "Jack of all trades" and his ears are well functionning. With Facthedral's Hell he promotes a lot of artists that he produces or sales. Among these artists we can quote Patrice Bal , whose, with his three different projects PI CAB ALTER, PATHETIQUE LABORATOIRE and his ambient experimental electronica, or SINAXE, is building a real piece of his own.
Take a moment for listen to PATHETIQUE LABORATOIRE :

SYNAXE and his Antiphonaire in a similar genre :

In Facthedral's Hall you can also find the incredible MARKAB PROJECT , one mand band from Nepharion who is also a part of avant-garde Black Metal project ARYOS. With MARKAB PROJECT you becom an actor of a tribal and dark music, in the primordial chaos of destruction/creation. Warning ! The listening is deeply addictive, here are the proofs :

Facthedral's Hall : improbable music

I must also mention SIZZLE and their lo-fi industrial sound :

DEADROW77 and their "neither fish nor fowl" genre (i love it ! if you want to hear it, take a look at the first video of this article.)


The dark electro rock band VELVETINE musn't be forget, with their dark elegance and their particular atmosphere between french rock (Noir Désir) and more darker edges...

Velvetine crematorial dance

 And also MINITEL and their so called "Industrial Drone Dark Ambient"  whose worth it !

There is a lot of other crazy bands on the label but i couldn't not signal the reedition of french Death/Thrash Metal pionneers DEATH POWER demos.


Facthedral's Hall is really a fascinating label, a human and artistic adventure so rare who deserves to be supported.  So let's go the website, discover the artists, listen, download, buy the albums, support this underground scene ! A good way to make you an idea is to download for free the 20th anniversary compilation


 PS : you're a label or a band, you want to contact FACTHEDRAL'S HALL : this way please

Pierre Avril, le Scribe du Rock




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