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ARKAIK – Progressive Death Metal Goliaths To Release Third Full-Length This October, Via Unique Leader

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, Death Metal, rock music, news with tags , , , on August 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Record Features Guest Appearances By Members Of The Black Dahlia Murder And Bay Area String Quartet Amaranth + Fall Headlining Tour Confirmed


Californian Progressive Death Metal outfit, ARKAIK, are set to unleash their third full-length via Unique Leader Records this Fall. Entitled Lucid Dawn, the ten-track magnum opus was engineered, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, Wrvth, All Shall Perish et al.) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California, and takes ARKAIK’s multifaceted sound to an entirely new dimension, showcasing each musician’s creative potential and upping the proverbial ante of the brutality and technicality of their back catalog.

With the addition of guitarists Miguel Esparza (ex-Hatriot) and Greg Paulson as additional composers, Lucid Dawn delivers a fresh approach to the band’s sound and the entire progressive Death Metal genre. As an added bonus, the album features guest appearances from Death Metal heavy weights, Trevor Strnad and Ryan Knight of The Black Dahlia Murder, as well as Bay Area live string quartet, Amaranth.

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Lucid Dawn is the second installment in a series of concept albums revolving around Cyrix, a disillusioned character in a dystopian society. In Cyrix’s world, dreaming is systematically controlled by a tyrannical ruler named Khaal-Li-Phar and his army of dark shamans, where people are forced to build monuments to the tyrant to stifle their imaginations and inhibit their ability to achieve a multi-dimensional existence. Lucid Dawn is a death metal take on American mythologist, writer and lecturer, Joseph Campbell’s monomyth and the beginning of Cyrix’s “Hero’s Journey.” Musically and conceptually, Lucid Dawn carries the listener on a visceral exhibition through the depths of evil and beyond the threshold of mundane reality.

Lucid Dawn – Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. From The Void
3. Digital Shroud
4. That Which Lies Hidden
5. Awaken The I
6. Fleshwalkers
7. Fusion Of Epochs
8. Lucid Dawn
9. Conjuring
10 Temple Aflame

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In conjunction with the release of Lucid Dawn, ARKAIK will embark upon a near month-long headlining tour from October 16th through November 8th. The Lucid Revolution Tour will terrorize twenty-four cities in eleven states with support from Bermuda and Enfold Darkness.

ARKAIK – Lucid Revolution Tour w/ Bermuda, Enfold Darkness:
10/16/15 On The Y – Sacramento, CA *
10/17/15 The Third Street Pub – Bend, OR
10/18/15 El Corazon (Funhouse) – Seattle, WA
10/19/15 The Pin! – Spokane, WA
10/20/15 The Shredder – Boise, ID
10/21/15 Karmikazees – Salt Lake City, UT
10/22/15 Trailside Saloon – Denver, CO
10/23/15 Thunder Alley – Oklahoma City, OK
10/24/15 Walters Houston, TX
10/25/15 The Korova – San Antonio, TX
10/26/15 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
10/27/15 Dirty Dog Bar Austin, TX
10/28/15 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
10/29/15 YaYas – San Angelo, TX
10/30/15 Blu Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM
10/31/15 The Quarry Bisbee – Bisbee, AZ
11/01/15 The Rogue – Scottsdale, AZ
11/02/15 Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
11/03/15 Elks Lodge – San Bernardino, CA
11/04/15 Five Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
11/05/15 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/06/15 Chinatown Youth Center – Fresno, CA
11/07/15 Whiskey Dicks – South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/08/15 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
*ARKAIK and Enfold Darkness only

ARKAIK’s Lucid Dawn will be released on October 30th, 2015 worldwide via Unique Leader Records. Preorders and audio lacerations to be disclosed in the coming weeks.


Source: Earsplit PR

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VISCERAL THRONE And Comatose Music Announce October Release Date For “Those Who Have Fallen Beyond The Grace of God”

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Indiana-based brutal death trio Visceral Throne returns with their second release and follow-up to their acclaimed first full-length, Omnipotent Asperity. Visceral Throne are: Dylan Cox on vocals, Andrew Sutton on drums and Justin Smith on guitar.

Now with a more mature and well written approach, Those Who Have Fallen Beyond the Grace of God is a five-song conceptual EP that leaves you absolutely no chance for mercy or forgiveness. If you seek salvation, you’ll not find it here. Only everlasting damnation awaits. The EP also includes a blistering Internal Suffering cover track. Prepare for an afterlife of scorching misery as you burn upon the Visceral Throne!

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Comatose Music will release Those Who Have Fallen Beyond the Grace of God on October 30. For a sampling of Visceral Throne’s devastating brand of brutal death, check out the promo video for “The True Sin” at this location or below:

Those Who Have Fallen Beyond the Grace of God – track listing:

  1. Those Who Have Fallen Beyond the Grace of God
  2. Father
  3. The True Sin
  4. Indulgences
  5. Colossal Vortex (Internal Suffering cover)


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Source: ClawHammer PR

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Belgian Death Machine DEHUMAN Announce Fall Festival And Tour Dates

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on August 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Fresh off a successful European tour with Vital Remains that left stages across six countries in complete ruin, Belgian Death Metal machine Dehuman will once again strike out in support of their critically acclaimed second full-length, Graveyard of Eden.

Dubber the “Of Gore, Death and…” Tour, Dehuman will join forces with Czech Republic’s Jig-Aî for a string of dates that will see the band invade the UK, France and the Netherlands, with additional festival and one-off appearances in Poland, Estonia and Belgium. Upcoming Dehuman tour dates are as follows:

Sep.25 – BE – Tessenderlo, BE – JH Tessloo
Sep.26 – NL – Oostburg, NL – KashFest
Oct.02 – FR – Loches, FR – Loches en Grind Fest (w/Jig-Aï & Putrid Offal)
Oct.03 – UK – London, UK – Black Heart (w/ Jig-Aï)
Oct.04 – NL – Rotterdam, NL – Baroeg (w/ Jig-Aï)
Oct.08 – FR – Lille, FR – Biplan (w/ Infected Society)
Oct.09 – FR – Bordeaux, FR – Runes
Oct.10 – ES – Bilbao, FR – TBA
Oct.15 – FR – Lyon, FR – Blogg
Oct.16 – FR – Chambéry, FR – Brin de zinc
Nov.06 – PL – Wroclaw, PL – Ciemma Strona Miasta
Nov.07 – PL – Poznan, PL – U Bazyla
Nov.14 – BE – Ostend, PL – Ostend DeathFeast

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Dehuman unleashed Graveyard of Eden in March via Kaotoxin Records. The album is available as a limited-edition deluxe DigiSleeve CD, jewel box CD, collector-edition white vinyl, limited-edition standard vinyl and as a digital download. Check out the official music video for album track “Crypts of Blood” at this location.

Purchase Graveyard of Eden, along with Dehuman’s 2012 debut, Black Throne of all Creation, at:

Praise for Graveyard of Eden:
“I like Dehuman, they remind me of early Pestilence, but faster” – Fenriz
“Filled with awesomeness from beginning to end” – Headbanger Reviews
10/10! – Amps and Green Screens


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Source: ClawHammer PR

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PROFANITY – Powerful German Death Metal Band Has Released “Hatred Hell Within” EP On RISING NEMESIS RECORDS

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on August 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Genre – Death Metal

Release Date – December 19th, 2014

Official PR courtesy – Profanity/Rising Nemesis Records


The legendary German band PROFANITY, going on since 1993, have braved many trends and style-drifts and have remained more or less true to their art but have also updated their sound to remain relevant – that’s the way it should be. Evolve or die. Originally sounding comparable to say Barnes-era CANNIBAL CORPSE or the powerful style of death metal propagated by the German overlords OBSCENITY in the ’90s, PROFANITY have since wonderfully evolved, turning more technical, flashy and coining their own style.

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Every song on this EP is raging with intensity, booming with power but there’s an element of surprise where the band just takes off into a different uncharted territory and having your jaw drop to the floor. Their latest EP ‘Hatred Hell Within’ can be called old school death metal, technical death metal, brutal death metal, whichever sub-style you prefer, and you’ll still be right. PROFANITY are taking a serious effort to get noticed and are refusing to be outmoded.

They’re bringing their inherent old school might with them and knocking over the weak-sounding gimmick-ridden bands of today out of contention. A band with so many tricks under their sleeve deserve to be heard and all this while remaining true to their roots. Immensely powerful, chock-a-block with colorful variations, and still remaining more brutal and active than your local band, PROFANITY are here to stay. And conquer.

Listen To MELTING Below! 

Band Line-Up:

Thomas Sartor – Vocals and guitar

Daniel Unzner – Bass

Armin Hassmann – Drums

Track List:

  1. Melting
  2. I am your Soul (You Made Me Flesh)
  3. Hatred Hell Within

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GRUESOME – Death-Saluting Metal Collective Announces Live Dates; “Savage Land” Out Now Via Relapse Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Death-saluting Metal collective, GRUESOME, will take to the streets next month on a short run of live performances. Following an appearance at Obscene Extreme America Fest in Montreal next month, the band – which features guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey (Exhumed), drummer Gus Rios (Malevolent Creation), guitarist Daniel Gonzalez (Possessed) and bassist Robin Mazen (Derketa) – will kick off a mini tour in September, waging their classic Schuldiner-styled odes upon the ears of Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Cave-In-Rock, San Diego and Los Angeles. See confirmed dates below.

Issues Harvey of the trek, “We’re beyond excited to finally take this beast out on the road and deliver some Schuldinerisms at full fucking volume to the folks out there. It’s gonna be a blast to see the tunes come to, ahem, ‘life’ onstage and in the pit as well. See you there – bring beer!”


8/21/2015 Obscene Extreme America – Montreal, QC [info]

9/04/2015 The Crowbar – Tampa, FL [info]

9/05/2015 Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL

9/06/2015 The Haven – Orlando, FL [info]

9/11/2015 Full Terror Assault – Cave-In-Rock, IL [info]

9/12/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

9/13/2015 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA

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GRUESOME pays homage to Death Metal’s most celebrated founding American acts, Death. As such, their debut full-length, Savage Land, released earlier this year via Relapse Records, is a delightfully punishing display of late-’80s/early-’90s Florida-styled death metal that keeps the true sound and spirit of Chuck Schuldiner and Death alive.

Check out Savage Land in its gruesome entirety (including two bonus tracks – a cover of Death’s “Land Of No Return” and Slayer’s “Black Magic”) at THIS LOCATION as well as the band’s unrepentantly brutal NSFW video clip for the title track HERE or below:

Savage Land was tracked by Gus Rios and Daniel Gonzalez at Riversound Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, mixed by Jarrett Pritchard at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, and features a guest guitar solo on “Closed Casket” by James Murphy as well as cover art by legendary illustrator Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth, Massacre, Athiest et el). Savage Land is out now via Relapse Records on CD, LP and all digital outlets. Physical orders are available now at THIS LOCATION, and digital orders HERE.

Critical Praise:

“…less an exercise in nostalgia than a perfect reconstruction of a lost world.” – Decibel

“This isn’t your crusty, nasty, run-of-the-mill retro Death Metal. Hell no. This is the advanced, dripping-rot-from-the-corners-of-a-coffin, putrid, vile death metal throwback that you’ve been waiting for.” – Metal Injection  

“Metal needs more albums like Savage Land… The legacy and sound of Death lives on ever so faithfully through bands like GRUESOME, and wherever he is, Chuck Schuldiner is undoubtedly windmilling ferociously and smirking ear to ear at the deathly sounds of Savage Land.” – HeavyBlogIsHeavy  


Source: Earsplit PR

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WARFATHER – Enters Mana Studios

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on July 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Death Metal horde WARFATHER have entered Mana Studios in recent days, to begin tracking the as-of-yet untitled follow-up to 2014’s Orchestrating the Apocalypse. The band’s sophomore full-length album will be released on Greyhaze Records.

Masterminded by Death Metal veteran Steven Tucker, who recently rejoined MORBID ANGEL, WARFATHER has tapped Erik Rutan to produce the new material. The album will mark the first time Tucker and Rutan have officially worked together since MORBID ANGEL’s Gateways to Annihilation.

Studio updates and album details will be revealed soon.

Orchestrating the Apocalypse is currently available on Digipak CD and digital formats via Greyhaze Records.


Source: ClawHammer PR

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SKINLESS – Reactivated New York Death Metal Unit Announces Fall Live Incursions; Free Download Of “Satan Is Living” Available At Recently Launched Merch Store

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on July 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Reactivated New York Death Metal unit, SKINLESS, will level stages this Fall on a medley of live takeovers. The onstage debauchery includes performances in Montreal, Clifton Park, Boston, Brooklyn and Philadelphia as well as a co-headlining stint with Pig Destroyer on this year’s edition of Denver Black Sky in December. Additional onstage infiltrations are currently in their plotting stages.

Comments the band: “We’re stoked to have the opportunity to shred in some of our favorite cities! Time is tight for the good ol’ boys in SKINLESS but when the stars align, you can expect an old school night of extreme brutality. Very much looking forward to it; see ya soon.”


9/25/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

9/26/2015 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

11/20/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

11/21/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

11/22/2015 TBA – Philadelphia, PA

12/05/2015 Denver Black Sky – Denver, CO w/ Pig Destroyer

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SKINLESS will be performing in support of their long-anticipated and critically lauded Only The Ruthless Remain full-length, released via Relapse Records last month. Bedecked in the sadistic grooves and flawless musicianship for which the band has become notorious, Only The Ruthless Remain features SKINLESS‘ now-classic, late ’90s lineup of founding guitarist Noah Carpenter, vocalist Sherwood Webber, bassist Joe Keyser and drummer Bob Beaulac, with the addition of second guitarist, Dave Matthews and marks the band’s first proper full-length offering in nearly a decade.

In related SKINLESS bulletins, the band is currently offering a free download of Satan Is Living. The song rears its menacing head during the credits of their ominous video for namesake track, Skinless. “Satan Is Living” is an original tune by the Sunshine Family Ministry and serves as an unofficial Only The Ruthless Remain bonus track. The Sunshine Family Ministry was a fanatical religious cult from the ’80s that committed mass suicide by skinning themselves alive… (fast forward thirty years to the gruesome “Skinless” video). The song “Satan Is Living” was recovered from an old reel-to reel recorder recovered at the scene. The first fifty orders made at the newly-launched SKINLESS webstore will receive a free download of the track as well as an Only The Ruthless Remain poster. Visit the store at THIS LOCATION.

And if you managed to miss the “Skinless” video, featuring a visual smorgasbord of lethal injections, human flaying and general group-inflicted suffering, it’s playing at THIS LOCATION.

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Only The Ruthless Remain was tracked by Tom Case at Edie Road Studio and Doomsday Bunker Studio, both in upstate New York, with vocals tracked by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, with the entire slab of audio violence mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails, Integrity etc.) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon.

Only The Ruthless Remain is currently available on CD, LP and digitally via Relapse Records. Limited Relapse 25 Year Anniversary editions of the CD and LP are also be available. For order bundles, visit THIS LOCATION. Desirers of the digitals, go HERE.


“…one of the finest albums in SKINLESS’ repertoire…This isn’t just an album SKINLESS fans will lovingly embrace, but a creation that stands as one of the top offerings of 2015 within the death metal genre” – Apoch’s Metal Review

“…just so fucking heavy.” – Heathen Harvest

“It is everything death metal originally set out to do, and it manages to incorporate a few elements to make it modern. No matter you’re familiarity with the genre, if there’s one death metal album you buy this year, consider Only The Ruthless Remain.” – Yell Magazine 

“Though heavy and full of gore, this album oozes sorrow and anguish. A theme becoming more and more common in extreme metal and it’s a refreshing change of pace. The vocals hurt. The melodic solos weep. It sounds as if the drums are the one thing keeping a man alive…” — Glacially Musical


Source: Earsplit PR

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