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UNDER THE CHURCH’s “Rabid Armageddon” Out Now On Pulverised Records

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 9, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Rabid Armageddon from old school Swedish/Icelandic Death Metallers UNDER THE CHURCH (feat. former members of NIRVANA 2002), is out now on Pulverised Records.

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Be forewarned, the vultures are circling around this grim chapel – the Swedish old guard UNDER THE CHURCH have unearthed the latest sepulture Rabid Armageddon. Once featured as FENRIZ’s Band of the Week, UNDER THE CHURCH have truly stepped it up a notch with remarkably catchy hooks and their already recognizable corpse-decaying Death Metal stench! Rabid Armageddon is proof once again that crass-ridden and obscene Swedish Death Metal is still a winning formula and shall eternally reign supreme. Artwork and layout by Mattias Frisk (Ghost, Vanhelgd, Entrapment, Vampire, etc).


Rabid Armageddon – Track Listing:

  1. Sodomy and Blasphemy
  2. Rabid Armageddon
  3. Triad ov Inquisitors
  4. Magus
  5. Suspended in Gore
  6. Walpurgis Night
  7. Mangled to a Bloody Mess
  8. Penance
  9. The Trail of Cthulu


Critical Praise:

“It’s so nice to find a band still early in their discography who consistently kill it with each new release, especially when their weapon of choice is raw, unrepentant, bestial death metal of the old school.” – No Clean Singing

“Putrid and ferocious death metal in the vein of old gods like Grave, Entombed, Unleashed, etc.” – Zombie Ritual Fanzine

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Under The Church… Death Metal… pure and simple.

Born of the base desire to create raw and pure Death Metal, Erik Qvick and Lars Henriksson formed the band during 2012, after the final rites were administered to the reanimated corpse that was Nirvana 2002. Inspired, a series of tunes were crafted, labored and recorded. After a vocalist search, UNDER THE CHURCH settled on Australian vocalist MiK Annetts, to give voice to the primal compositions that had been conjured. The end result was ‘Demo 2013’; a three song affair that created a surge of interest in the band and their raw, filthy and ugly approach to the essence of Death Metal. Following their seven-track self-titled debut EP on Pulverised, UNDER THE CHURCH are primed and have released a firestorm of raw and bestial Death Metal called Rabid Armageddon.


Source: ClawHammer PR

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SINISTER “Dark Memorials” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


European Death Metal warriors, SINISTER, have released their new studio album of cover songs, Dark Memorials, this past Summer via Massacre Records. Man, this offering of Death Metal from SINISTER is a dandy! In all Metal honesty, I already have Dark Memorials reserved for a spot in Metal Odyssey’s Top Ten Metal Albums Of 2015 list. Dark Memorials destroys! There are tons of Thrash(ness) on this album to satisfy fans of the old-school style, while the raging Death Metal is nothing short of stunning. Seriously, my Metal brethren!

The cover of the Carcass classic Exhume To Consume is breathtaking, even with some flashy keyboards making a brief appearance. Yes, keyboards. From Bolt Thrower to Autopsy, with Kreator and Death in-between, this is a cover song album to hunger for! SINISTER have given these Metal classics all the Metal respect they so importantly deserve. Hell, there’s no better way to give thanks and praise to such legends of Metal, as SINISTER has done on Dark Memorials.

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Adrie Kloosterwaard on vocals is a Death Metal monster! Shit, what more can be said. The entire band gets my seal of Death Metal approval for their ear blistering performance on this Dark Memorials album. I have listened to Dark Memorials constantly since September and I’m never gonna stop recommending this album. Dark Memorials is one of the best cover song albums I’ve ever enjoyed in my Metal life! My favorite song on this album? All. Okay, it’s the cover of Autopsy’s Ridden With Disease. Metal be thy name. – Stone


Adrie Kloosterwaard – Vocals

Dennis Hartog – Guitars

Bas Brussaard – Guitars

Mathijs Brussaard – Bass

Toep Duin – Drums

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  1. The Malicious (Intro)
  2. Beneath The Remains (Sepultura Cover)
  3. Exhume To Consume (Carcass Cover)
  4. Unleashed Upon Mankind (Bolt Thrower Cover)
  5. Master Killer (Merauder Cover)
  6. Beyond The Unholy Grave (Death Cover)
  7. Under The Guillotine (Kreator Cover)
  8. Ridden With Disease (Autopsy Cover)
  9. Necrophiliac (Slayer Cover)
  10. Radiation Sickness (Repulsion Cover)
  11. Blasphemies Of The Flesh (Carnage Cover)
  12. Spiritual Immolation (re-recorded) (Bonus)
  13. Compulsory Resignation (re-recorded) (Bonus)


For more info on SINISTER:

Facebook: Sinister Official





WHITECHAPEL – Announces US Headlining Tour In November, With Support From Psycroptic And Culture Killer

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Tennessee-based Metal legion, WHITECHAPEL, will return to the road this November on a near three-week headlining tour with Australia’s Psycroptic and new Metal Blade label mates, Culture Killer. The trek will be visiting cities throughout the Midwest and East Coast, including locales the band has yet to level. Tickets went on sale Friday, September 25th at 10:00am local time.

Guitarist Alex Wade comments: “We are excited to announce a short, intimate headlining run to finish out the year and the Our Endless War album cycle before we head into the studio in January to record our sixth studio album. Joining us will be our tech death Aussie friends in Pyscroptic and a young new addition to the Metal Blade family, Culture Killer, who is a devastating new breed of heavy music. We look forward to seeing all of our fans at these shows and can’t wait to get out there. Tickets will go on sale at on Friday. These venues will pack out fast so be sure to get yours in advance!”


WHITECHAPEL w/ Psycroptic, Culture Killer:
11/02/2015 The Ritz – Warren, MI
11/03/2015 Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
11/04/2015 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
11/05/2015 Vintage Villains – Danville, IL
11/06/2015 Mad Frog – Cincinnati, OH
11/07/2015 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
11/08/2015 Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA
11/09/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
11/11/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/12/2015 State Theater – St Petersburg, FL
11/13/2015 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
11/14/2015 Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
11/16/2015 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
11/17/2015 Sofie’s Saloon – McAllen, TX
11/18/2015 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
11/19/2015 Tomcats – Ft. Worth, TX
11/20/2015 The Syndicate Lounge – Birmingham, AL
11/21/2015 The End – Nashville, TN

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Our Endless War was released in May of 2014 via Metal Blade Records. This album is WHITECHAPEL‘s most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release. The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart, #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current) and #2 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart upon its first week of release. Watch the videos for “Worship The Digital Age” and “Our Endless War” on the band’s official YouTube playlist at THIS LOCATION.


Source: Earsplit PR

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CRYPTOPSY “The Book of Suffering Tome 1” Available For Pre-Order, Debuts New Video, Announces Canadian Rampage Tour Dates

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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It has been three years since Cryptopsy’s last release and many fans have expressed their eagerness to hear new material. This time, rather than a full album, the band will release a series of EPs entitled The Book of Suffering. This new approach will allow Cryptopsy to put out new music more often while remaining true to their standards of quality. The first EP in the series, The Book of Suffering Tome 1, was produced by Chris Donaldson at The Grid studio in Montreal, mixed by Jason Suecoff at Audiohammer Studio and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

The Book of Suffering Tome 1 track listing:

  1. Detritus (The One They Kept)
  2. The Knife, The Head and What Remains
  3. Halothane Glow
  4. Framed by Blood

The Book of Suffering Tome 1 is now available for pre-order via Cryptopsy’s Bandcamp page as well as on iTunes. Upon pre-order, fans will receive the exclusive single “Detritus (The One They Kept).” Pre-order the EP now at:

Cryptopsy has launched the premiere of  the video for Detritus. Produced by Chris Kells of Front to Back Video Production, the video is now playing at: or below:

The Book of Suffering Tome 1 is set for release on October 30th 2015. Regarding the forthcoming EP, Cryptopsy states, “We are extremely proud of the new material. it is some of the most brutal, dark and technical music we have ever created.”

Cryptopsy’s Canadian Rampage Tour Dates:
10.07 – Sudbury, Ontario @ The Asylum
10.08 – Timmins, Ontario @ The Working Class
10.09 – Thunder Bay, Ontario @ Crocks
10.10 – Winnipeg Manitoba @ The Garrick with Gwar and Battlecross
10.11 – Regina, Saskatchewan @ The Exchange
10.12 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Odeon Event Center with Gwar and Battlecross
10.13 – Calgary, Alberta @ Macewan Ballroom with Gwar and Battlecross
10.14 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall with Gwar and Battlecross
10.15 – Prince Geroge @ The Generator
10.16 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore with Gwar and Battlecross
+ More dates coming soon


Source: ClawHammer PR

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Canadian Experimental Death Metal Band VHOD To Release Debut Album!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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After a few months in his home studio in Armstrong, BC, Chris Shaver has produced the debut full-length VHOD album, ‘Dreamcleaver’. Chris mans the helm alone, performing all the instruments and vocals and this album showcases snippets of unused  material spanning many years as well as brand new material. The release is a fair representation of VHOD’s Experimental Death Metal angle and will cement a milestone for Chris in his quarter-of-a-century musical journey thus far.

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VHOD was conceived in January 2014 and is a merger of Godcursed (2004-2014), Morbid Darkness (1989-2014) and Worms Of The Birth (2011-2014), which were all active projects of sole member Chris Shaver at the time.  Early VHOD releases exhibited sporadic styles and were mostly instrumental pieces used as a basis for finding a more focussed signature sound. Said releases consist of 3 singles, ‘The Scornful Winter’, ‘One Fallen’ & ‘Cimmeria’ and an EP, ‘Dreams Of 11.14′, respectively, all released independently.

In December of 2014, work began on the ‘Tor’ Series, which consists of 4 parts: ‘Behind The Shroud Of Mist’, ‘Wrap Three Times’, ‘Portal’ and ‘The Desolates’, respectively. In these independent releases an evident foundation was made with which future VHOD recordings will branch out from. Dreamcleaver is set for release November 13th 2015 on Finnish label INVERSE RECORDS.

Lyric video “The Spectre’s Behest available in this location or below:

Track list:

  1. Still The Blood
  2. The Spectre’s Behest
  3. On The Tree Of Woe
  4. So Pass Away/Locus Mortis
  5. Dragon Sand
  6. Reap The Harvest
  7. Now Underground
  8. Flesh For Our Swords
  9. Obsequies
  10. Dreamcleaver

Line-Up: Chris Shaver (All Instruments, Vocals, Compositions)

More info:

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Unspeakable Axe Records Release CIST / SOLSTICE Split CD

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Unspeakable Axe Records has released a two-song split CD from CIST and SOLSTICE. Check out the promo trailer at this location or below. Pre-orders are being taken here.

Relative newcomers, CIST hail from Russia, and their Death/Pestilence-influenced style of Death Metal makes a natural pairing with underground legends SOLSTICE, whose early albums are classics of Death/Thrash metal. This is just a 2-song split to serve as an appetizer for things to come from both bands, and it’s priced accordingly at a measly $5!

2 Song Track List:

1. Synthetic Life [Cist]
2. Eyes Sewn Shut [Solstice]


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Source: ClawHammer PR





REX SHACHATH – Announce New Record ‘Revocation Of The Blood Elect’

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , , on September 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Having laid low since the end of 2014, Northern Irish Death Metallers Rex Shachath have suddenly announced their return and are back for blood with a brand new record which will be out November 20th via Great Dane Records.

Entitled Revocation Of The Blood Elect, this new EP might not be what people are expecting if they’re familiar with the band’s debut offering Sepulchral Torment. Since that release, the band have had time to coalesce and where Sepulchral Torment had more of a ‘old school’ sound, Revocation Of The Blood Elect is an entirely new animal. Tackling social issues such as the state of modern society and man’s exorbitant desire for wealth at the expense of our natural world, the band have harnessed a sound more befitting to such issues on their forthcoming record.

Old school ideals kneaded with modern Death Metal notions on a much more up to date and punchier production is what we have here. Revocation Of The Blood Elect carries a sound as big, if not bigger, than its message.

Vocalist and lyricist Dave Connolly sums the record up with a quote from French philosopher Denis Diderot, “Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.”

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Artwork (as seen above), was completed by UK artist Godmachine famed for his work with bands such as Suicide Silence, Bring Me The Horizon, Cannibal Corpse and Job For A Cowboy to name a few. The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Joe Thompson at Sonic Forge Studio, Cardiff, Wales.

Track Listing:
1. Atonement Through Atrocity
2. Impious Axiom
3. Revocation Of The Blood Elect
4. Within The Temple Of Disgust (Featuring Ben McCrow)
5. Colossus Rise


Pre-Order Revocation Of The Blood Elect here:


Source: Future PR

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