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Aeon Guitarist Ronnie Björnström Working On Debut ABHORRENT DECIMATION Album

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Today, London-based Death Metal newcomers Abhorrent Decimation announce they are working with Ronnie Björnström of Enhanced Audio Productions (Garageland Studios, Sweden) on the bands highly anticipated debut album.

Following the success of the band’s debut EP ‘Infected Celestial Utopia’ via Cold Birth Records, numerous shows across the UK including a tour with Hour of Penance and a crushing performance at this years Bloodstock Open Air Festival, the band are delighted to share this news.

Vocalist Ashley Scott had this to say on the appointment of Ronnie, “Ronnie is responsible for one my favourite sounding records of all time! The first time I heard Aeon ‘Aeons Black’, I knew we had to get in touch with Ronnie about the album. I would not settle for anything less. We spent a little time talking about the goal and what we wanted to achieve with this record and it was clear to me that Ronnie was able to give us exactly what we wanted. Our EP was a great start but now is the time to step everything up, material, production, direction – this album has to put our name on the map and we are positive Ronnie is the man for job.”

Ronnie shared these words on the upcoming task ahead of him, “Abhorrent Decimation is a great band. It will be a fun project to work on for sure! We have had close contact to figure what direction we should aim for… It will be a killer album when it’s done. Ashley sent me the demo’s, the material was like I expected. Aggressive, punchy and overkill! I had to take a couple of beers after listening to it due to all the brutality in the tracks!”.

Ronnie has created incredible sounding records for the likes of Aeon, Zonaria, Gnawer, Bodyfarm and Persuader to name a few.

Watch ‘A Putrid Vision’ Taken From ‘Infected Celestial Utopia’

The band has attracted the support from many of the big names in the UK press and overseas with support coming in from Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, The Guardian, Team Rock, Total Rock, MetalMouth, PlanetMosh to name a few, the album is set to be a well received Death Metal offering.

“…This band has all the brutality and technical prowess required to make music this extreme detonate with maximum impact, but what they have that many of their peers don’t is memorable songs underpinned by huge grooves and an infectious sense of momentum. New song “Echoes Of The Vortex” suggests that the Londoners’ full-length debut will be one of 2015’s must-have Death Metal records… Fucking brilliant, basically…” (Dom Lawson – Metal Hammer)

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on ABHORRENT DECIMATION:

www.facebook.com/abhorrentdecimation

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LONG LIVE ABHORRENT DECIMATION.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

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CRYPTOPSY – Gearing Up For European Tour With JUNGLE ROT And DISGORGE

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Flo Mounier – Drums/Vocals
Jon Levasseur – Lead & Rhythm guitar
Chris Donaldson – Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Matt McGachy – Lead Vocals
Olivier Pinard – Bass Guitar

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Death Metal masters CRYPTOPSY will be hitting the UK and European shores this month and next with support from DISGORGE and JUNGLE ROT. Check the dates below:

30.08 – Essen. Germany – Turok Open Air
31.08 – Cardiff, UK – The Baa Bar
01.09 – Wolverhampton, UK – The Robin 2
02.09 – Glasgow, UK – Audio
03.09 – London, UK – Boston Music Rooms
04.09 – Den Hag, Holland – Paard Van Troje
05.09 – Huettikon, Switzerland – Meh Suff Fest
06.09 – Bischofswerda, Germany – Morbid Fest
07.09 – Warsaw, Poland – Progressja
08.09 – Prague, Czech Republic – Modra Vopice
09.09 – Ostrava, Czech Republic – Barrak
10.09 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Randal
11.09 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Channel Zero
12.09 – Rome, Italy – Traffic Club
13.09 – Calenzano, Italy – Cycle Club
14.09 – Brescia, Italy – Circolo Colony
15.09 – Toulouse, France – Connexions Live
17.09 – Darmstadt, Germany – Steinbruch Theater
18.09 – Berlin, Germany – Binuu
19.09 – Arnhem, Holland – Willemeen

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CRYPTOPSY is an Extreme Metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. During the past twenty years, CRYPTOPSY have wreaked havoc throughout the Metal genre by releasing six studio albums (Blasphemy Made Flesh, None So Vile, Whisper Supremacy, And Then You’ll Beg, Once Was Not and The Unspoken King), a live album (None So Live) and an EP (Ungentle Exhumation), which have confronted and invigorated the conventional approach to writing extreme music. In 2012, CRYPTOPSY returned to their roots in order to craft their newest endeavor entitled CRYPTOPSY.

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Praise For CRYPTOPSY’s 2012 Self-Titled Release:

“CRYPTOPSY is not just a return to form; it’s a new entry in the pantheon of technical death metal.” – (Adam Schultz, TheNewReview.net)

“Cryptopsy is, once again, amongst the leaders in the exalted and exacting Montreal and Canadian scenes, and there is nothing more vile than that.”
– (David Perri, Bravewords.com)

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on CRYPTOPSY:

Website: www.Cryptopsy.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CryptopsyMetal

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LONG LIVE CRYPTOPSY.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

SIDIOUS – Announce New Lineup; Debut Full-Length Releases This Fall Via Kaotoxin Records

Posted in Extreme Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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UK’s blackened Death Metal horde SIDIOUS have announced the identity of the drummer who joined the band under a veil of secrecy earlier this year when the band began work on their debut full-length. The mysterious skinsman has been revealed as Krhudd, the mastermind and sole member of COLOSUS, who released its digital-only debut, Blastem, last year on Kaotoxin Records. Other roster shifts have seen guitarist Isfeth take over vocal duties after the departure of vocalist Tom “Void” Allen.

SIDIOUS, featuring members of funeral doomsters EYE OF SOLITUDE, took the underground by storm in 2013 with their debut EP, Ascension to the Throne Ov Self. The new lineup has spent the last 12 months hard at work on their full-length debut. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by world-renowned producer Russ Russell (Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death) at Parlour Studios and is set for release this fall on Kaotoxin Records. Ascension to the Throne Ov Self is available at the following links:

CD & Merch - www.shop.kaotoxin.com

Digital - www.listen.kaotoxin.com

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SIDIOUS:

facebook.com/sidiousofficial

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Web: www.kaotoxin.com

Listen: listen.kaotoxin.com

Like: facebook.com/kaotoxinrecords

Follow: twitter.com/kaotoxinrecords

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LONG LIVE SIDIOUS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DIE CHOKING – Prepares To Shred Philly Stop Of Decibel Magazine Tour; Band Featured At The Deciblog

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Debut 7″ Available For Preorder

Annihilation is nigh, as the debut release from Philadelphia’s hypershredder trio, DIE CHOKING, prepares to break free from the internet’s restraints and into the human populous this week in a physical manifestation.

Featuring Paul J Herzog (ex-Total Fucking Destruction) on bass/vocals, Joshua T. Cohen (Cop Problem) on drums, and Jeffrey V. Daniels (Burden) on guitar, DIE CHOKING’s ungodly fast, smoldering concoction of brutal punk mayhem, breakneck grindcore, and hectic raw metal has the trio quickly becoming known across the tri-state area through their recent widespread tour actions and now beyond with their debut self-titled EP.

DIE CHOKING was recorded by Brutal Truth guitarist Dan O’Hare at his Mark It Zero Studios in New Jersey, and unloads five point-blank faceblasters in only five minutes and forty-four seconds. Following its initial digital release by the band in January, DIE CHOKING partnered with The Earsplit Compound’s label sub faction, The Compound, who will now unload the self-titled EP on vinyl, in a run of 300 copies on standard black wax with a high-gloss cover. The physical product will be transported to our barracks this weekend and will be immediately available.

Place orders for the 7″ via Earsplit Distro HERE.

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Amidst other upcoming shows, including an in-store at Siren Records on April 4th, DIE CHOKING was hand-picked by Decibel Magazine founder Albert Mudrian to supply local support for the Philadelphia stop the publication’s third annual national tour now underway. Featuring Noisem, Gorguts, The Black Dahlia Murder and headliners, Carcass, the trek will invade the band’s hometown on April 12th at The Trocadero Theatre. Less than two weeks after their Decibel Tour set, DIE CHOKING will hammer Western Pennsylvania ‘bangers in Pittsburgh on April 24th with The Compound label mates, Enabler. More shows are currently being planned in preparation for the band’s second EP, recorded earlier this month once again with Dan O’Hare, which is coming together for release this Summer, and will continue as they begin to set up their debut LP late this year.

Currently in full-on tour hype mode, Decibel is running an exclusive interrogation with DIE CHOKING alongside a stream of the entire EP RIGHT HERE.

Also sample newly acquired visual evidence of the trio’s speedy rage via Metal Injection’s Pit Full Of Shit HERE.

DIE CHOKING Live Actions:

4/04/2014 Siren Records – Doylestown, PA w/ Carved Up, Bardus
4/12/2014 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA w/ Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, Noisem
4/24/2014 The Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Enabler, Black Mask, Meth Quarry, Rabid Pigs

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on DIE CHOKING:

http://diechoking.com

http://facebook.com/die-choking

http://diechoking.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheCompoundRecs

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http://www.earsplitdistro.com

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LONG LIVE DIE CHOKING.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE EARSPLIT COMPOUND.

Stone.

VALLENFYRE – Releases ‘Splinters’ Video Trailer And Cover Artwork; Album Releases May 13th In North America, Via Century Media

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music videos, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Album cover artwork created by Brian D’Agosta.

VALLENFYRE have revealed the cover artwork of their new album Splinters. The new album will be out on May 12th in Europe and May 13th in North America, via Century Media Records.

A video trailer featuring part of the album’s opening track, Scabs, can be heard and viewed below:

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VALLENFYRE:

Greg Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) – Vocals and Lead Guitars

Hamish Glencross (MY DYING BRIDE) – Rhythm and Lead Guitars

Scoot (DOOM, EXTINCTION OF MANKIND) – Bass

Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST, THE HAUNTED) – Drums

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* For more info on VALLENFYRE:

Facebook: Vallenfyre

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vallenfyre

Source:

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Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

CM Distro – Shop: http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE VALLENFYRE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BEHEMOTH “The Satanist” – A Remarkable Album And Fan Loyalty = Album Chart Success

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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BEHEMOTH – There’s no question that the tenth studio album, The Satanist, from Poland’s BEHEMOTH has made a lasting Metal impact upon the Metal masses. I see this current album/digital chart success as a telling reminder to the status-quo mainstream: that quality Metal exists and will never say die! Both the commendable Metal and artwork of The Satanist, coupled with BEHEMOTH’s (ever-growing) loyal fan base have made a profound Metal statement during this month of February.

Album chart success for an Extreme Metal band is not an example of selling-out; instead it’s an example of the Metal cream rising to the top. Hard work and dedication to one’s craft shall pay dividends; in the case of BEHEMOTH, the Metal dividends are (in my opinion) well-earned. This recent chart success for BEHEMOTH also means that their fans have spoken and spent their hard-earned money on The Satanist, while any illegal downloaders can march straight into the douche-bag posers lounge and drink stale prune juice.

The Satanist was released in North America, via Metal Blade Records on February 4th. Below you will see the chart numbers for both the U.S. and Canada. This information was posted on the BEHEMOTH! Facebook page, on February 12th. – Stone

BEHEMOTH – The Satanist U.S. Chart Numbers:

Billboard Top 200 – #34
Top Overall Albums – #34
Independent Albums – #6
Current Hard Music – #4
Overall Hard Music – #4
Overall Core Rock – #8
Top Current Rock – #9
iTunes Metal – #3
iTunes Rock – #4
iTunes Top Albums – #24

BEHEMOTH – The Satanist Canadian Chart Numbers:

Top 200 Current Albums – #46
Current Digital Albums – #36
Hard Music Chart – #5
iTunes Metal – #1
iTunes Rock – #2
iTunes Top Albums – #19

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YOU can purchase BEHEMOTH’s The Satanist on iTunes, by clicking the link below! Whoa!

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id765742794

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* For more info on BEHEMOTH:

Facebook: BEHEMOTH!

Website: http://www.behemoth.pl

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Website: http://www.metalblade.com

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Website: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BEHEMOTH – “The Satanist” Is Out Now, Sparking Current Numerous Cover Stories; Boasting Dazzling Album Cover/Liner Notes Art – An In-Depth Look!

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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(Photo credit: BEHEMOTH! Facebook)

Widespread Critical Acclaim For The Legendary Behemoth’s New Studio Album – The Satanist

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BEHEMOTH – The legendary Nergal and Behemoth have received a quantum amount of Metal attention in recent weeks, due to the release of their tenth studio album: The Satanist. From all corners of the Metal community, the reviews for The Satanist have been pouring in, from favorable to perfect. The largely circulated Metal magazines have been featuring Nergal and Behemoth as their respective cover stories, from Terrorizer to Metal Hammer and many, many in-between.

The Satanist was released on February 4th, in both North America and in Behemoth’s home country of Poland, via Metal Blade Records. A February 3rd release date happened for Europe, via Nuclear Blast. I bought my copy of The Satanist (CD/DVD edition) at Best Buy for $9.99 (U.S.) on release day and the cover art differs from the art that has been more widely shown and marketed for the CD:

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This silver cover version (above, with band logo and upside down album title) is a tremendous piece of art unto itself! Truthfully, the black band logo and upside down album title, atop the silver background, speaks for itself. This is, in my Metal opinion, a perfect example of less is more, in the world of art.

The liner notes for the CD/DVD edition are done with graphic design elegance, featuring pages dedicated for the words of Nergal pertaining to the lyrics and development of every song, with an added overlay page of vellum for each. The loyalty that Nergal has towards Satan is very forthright, within these pages of liner notes. The DVD contains The Satanist: Oblivion – Live Barbarossa. An incredible package of liner notes, and additional artwork; simply stunning!

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Denis Forkas Kostromitin is the artist for The Satanist cover (above). A Russian painter and occultist, Denis Forkas Kostromitin is world-renowned and created a brilliant, haunting and nightmarish dark work of art, in my Metal opinion. This painting even included the added medium of Nergal’s own blood. That is a fascinating way to become a personal part of your own artistic and spiritual vision and Nergal has done just that!

I will soon write a review for The Satanist and will (as always) be non-biased when it comes to the lyrical content based on spiritual beliefs. Metal music is an art form that I cherish, therefore my already instilled belief systems on spirituality, morality and ethics can never be swayed at this point in my Metal life. However, I’ve never been bashful to critique a bad album cover. Perhaps it’s due to my past college experience I’ve had with all of my fine art classes.

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As a past student of the fine arts, I took a beating from critiques and was commended as well. With that said, I’ve always believed the Metal genre to be the crème de la crème of artistic vision when album cover and liner notes art are discussed; and The Satanist visual art is a radiant gem. Nergal, Behemoth and Denis Forkas Kostromitin should deservedly be proud about the visual side of The Satanist.

For me, the music of Metal and its corresponding visual art is what I gravitate towards; while the personal and/or theological beliefs, ideals and lyrics of any respective band falls under individual liberties and free speech. These freedoms none of us should take for granted. The Satanist raises the bar for Metal visual art, for many, many years to come. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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The Satanist is available on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Satanist-Behemoth/dp/B00I0QQ4ZG

You can also purchase The Satanist on iTunes, by clicking that cool link below! Whoa!

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id765742794

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* For more info on BEHEMOTH:

Facebook: BEHEMOTH!

Website: http://www.behemoth.pl

* For more info on Denis Forkas Kostromitin:

Website: http://www.denisforkas.com

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LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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