Legal name: Roger Karmanik

Also performs as: Bomb the Daynursery, Lille Roger


Brighter Death Now is the artist name under which Roger Karmanik (b. 1965 as Roger Karlsson), the founder of the Swedish record label Cold Meat Industry, releases death industrial, power electronics and dark ambient music.

Whereas early Brighter Death Now recordings tended to be largely instrumental and atmospherically oriented, present-day releases often feature screamed vocals, distorted beyond comprehension. Throughout its history, Karmanik has kept his music's thematic elements focused on such topics as child molestation, sadism, and psychosis.[1]

The Great Death trilogy and May All Be Dead have become rare collectors items, and are sought after by many Brighter Death Now fans. Roger Karmanik has been active under other names such as Lille Roger (Swedish for Little Roger) and Bomb The Daynursery.

In 2009, Karmanik remixed the short films of Jason LaRay Keener as projection for live shows. watch

Karmanik closed down Cold Meat Industries around the beginning of 2014 as he expressed that he was suffering mentally and physically from the stress of running the label. By the end of 2014, Karmanik had fully immersed himself within the shroud of Brighter Death Now and announced the creation of his new label Familjegraven whose sole purpose is to release his own projects, including rarities, reissues, and new recordings. Promises Of Death begins with a burst of power electronics might and fury of Swedish / English sloganeering blurting above a vertiginous torrent of thrummed black noise and overwhelming reverberation.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Pain in Progress Brighter Death Now 2
1990 Great Death Brighter Death Now 1
1993 The Slaughterhouse Brighter Death Now 1
1995 Great Death III Brighter Death Now 1
1995 Great Death Brighter Death Now 1
1995 Necrose Evangelicum Brighter Death Now 2 2
1996 Innerwar Brighter Death Now 3
1998 Greatest Death Brighter Death Now 1
1998 May All Be Dead Brighter Death Now 1
2000 Obsessis Brighter Death Now 1
2001 1890 Brighter Death Now 1
2003 Nunsploitation: A Tribute to The Leather Nun Brighter Death Now / Coph Nia 1
2004 Destroy Brighter Death Now / Proiekt Hat 1
2005 Kamikaze Kabaret Brighter Death Now 1
2007 1890 Brighter Death Now 1
2009 Breaking Down Nihil Brighter Death Now 1
2011 Very Little Fun Brighter Death Now 1
2014 With Promises of Death Brighter Death Now 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Disobey Brighter Death Now 1
2009 Where Dreams Come True: Live in Chicago Friday the 13th of June 2003 Brighter Death Now 1
2011 Breaking Down Nihil Brighter Death Now 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Why Brighter Death Now 1
2005 Feel - Bad Proiekt Hat / Brighter Death Now 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Brighter Death Now Brighter Death Now 1

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