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CASTLE FREAK “Still Rotting” – Album Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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CASTLE FREAK – What do you get when you mix Death Metal, Punk, Thrash, Horror Metal and Extreme together? The end Metal result is an underground band known as: CASTLE FREAK. From parts unknown and signed to Tridroid Records, CASTLE FREAK plays some damn good, fast and very heavy stuff at that. Yes, CASTLE FREAK are quite good at this Metal thing they’re into. Even the album, um, cassette artwork is freaking underground!

With vocals that resonate the angst of Punk and pissed-off aura of Extreme Metal, I have found myself very pleased with every listen, indeed. Underground Metal should kick severe ass and this Still Rotting album has kicked my ass. All five songs on Still Rotting are decent beyond hell and serve as a Metal treat for those of us that still believe in the blue-collar Metal alleyways and hidden Metal fields of dreams. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Crank Up and BUY Some CASTLE FREAK, Below! Whoa!

STILL ROTTING – Track Listing:

Beneath These Streets

Sickening Corpses

Sherm

Caught In A Casket

Rotting

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Photo Credit: Malik Chehab

CASTLE FREAK:

Andrew Gigan – Vocals & Guitar

Blaze Reichert – Guitar

Dylan Zdanavage – Bass

Pierson Roe – Drums

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* For more info on CASTLE FREAK:

Facebook: Castle Freak

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CASTLE FREAK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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BLASTFEST Announce Final Bands Including WATAIN

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The lineup announcements had to come to an end eventually and Blastfest have now revealed the final 3 bands to the main lineup. But that’s not to say what you see on the burgeoning Blastfest poster is all that’s happening. No, no, no, there will be more!

There’s already a lineup that would bring tears to the eyes of even the toughest metalhead with bands such as Demilich, Satyricon, Decapitated, Paradise Lost, At The Gates & Moonsorrow… and just last week a cruise up the Norwegian fjords with live bands was announced as part of the first days festivities. We still have to hear more… the clinics, the stand up comedy, the exhibitions, and lots more have yet to be revealed!

For now, let’s leave this here… Sweden’s Uppsala upstarts, the black metal powerhouse, the entity of its own who released possibly their best work to date just last year with ‘The Hunt’, yes, the mighty Watain have been announced as another Blastfest 2015 headliner. The festival has also welcomed Austria’s sickest death metal export Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench and Bergens blackened deaththrash horde Grimfist.

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WATAIN

Are you sworn to the black? Well, then you’ll be happy to hear that the final Blastfest headliner for the sophomore edition of the festival will be none other than the Swedish legions of the black light, Watain! Prepare yourself for fire, brimstone, and the real deal; carcasses, blood, foul stench and hatred in abundance. Lawless darkness commence!

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Schrinec Does Pungent Stench

Blastfest bring you a nice little platter of splatter! Schrinec Does Pungent Stench! They will be playing the twisted material from the Austrian cult band’s first three albums. Basically there’s going to be some proper old school death metal coming your way.

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GRIMFIST

Norwegian Grimfist released two highly-acclaimed albums around the turn of the century, and seemed to disappear into obscurity not long after. But lately, they’ve been at it again, flying high the banner of brutality! At Blastfest 2015 they will be doing their first show in eight years with an as-of-yet still undisclosed new lineup. You’re probably in for yet another all-star Norwegian ensemble!

Lineup:

Alfahanne | Aspherium | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Blood Red Throne | Bolzer | Bömbers | Borknagar | Byfrost | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Dark Tranquility | Dead To This World | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Falloch | Finntroll | Gehenna | Grimfist | Hecate Enthroned | Impaled Nazarene | Kall | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Naer Mataron | Orange Goblin | Paradise Lost | Primordial | Purple Hill Witch | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Satan | Saturnus | Satyricon | Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Watain | Winterfylleth | Wyruz

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Check out the Official Blastfest Spotify Playlist:

https://play.spotify.com/user/blastfest2015/playlist/6ypvNVdf83asF1VlF5eJWk

Blastfest will be held 18-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway. 

4 Days | 4 Venues | 60 Bands | Exhibitions | Clinics | Stand Up Comedy | Tattoo Convention | Theme DJ’s 

Tickets on sale now: http://blastfest.no/?page_id=60

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Source:

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* For more info:

www.blastfest.no

www.facebook.com/blastfestival

www.twitter.com/blastfestnorway

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE NORWAY.

LONG LIVE BLASTFEST.

Stone.

THE CRINN – Return With A New Track, Reveal Artwork For Forthcoming Album ‘Shadowbreather’

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Minnesota’s Extreme Metal experimentalists, THE CRINN, have returned with a face melting new track entitled Silent Betrayer!! Little has been heard from the band since the release of their debut full length album, Dreaming Saturn, via Nuclear Blast Records back in 2010. Aside from a few one-off live performances and few and far between social media updates, THE CRINN have been excessively quiet over the last few years.

All that changes with the release of Silent Betrayer, which is taken from their forthcoming album Shadowbreather. Silent Betrayer is now streaming via THE CRINN‘s Bandcamp page, as well as their Official YouTube Channel. The artwork for Shadowbreather has also been revealed and can be seen (below).

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Above: cover art for Shadowbreather

Vocalist John Nelson had the following to say about the upcoming release:It has been a long 4 years since we released our first full length record, Dreaming Saturn, and we are beyond pumped to showcase “Silent Betrayer” from our upcoming album entitled SHADOWBREATHER! The first thing people might notice, contrary to our last release, is that the new album was not formed as a concept. The direction we went with was to write individual songs that are somewhat shorter in length, more in line with our Self-Titled EP. Stylistically we have no rules. We write what comes to us. These songs are a true expression of our experimental nature with a bit of a focus on making our sound meaner and heavier. We really hope you enjoy “Silent Betrayer,” and we will be releasing more news on the album soon!!!

THE CRINN – Silent Betrayer:

Shadowbreather was recorded at Signaturetone Recording with producer/engineer Adam Tucker. A release date has not yet been set.

2014 also marks a decade of existence for THE CRINN, having formed during August of 2004 in St. Paul, MN. From its inception, the band decided to use an explorative writing style, without concern for genre exclusivity due to their frustration with the average and mundane, breakdown oriented metal scene. Their mixture of technical riffs, off-time grooves and jarring transitions has led to the band being labeled as mathcore, techmetal, techgrind, jazzmetal and even noodlegrind. Fans of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and PSYOPUS owe it to themselves to give THE CRINN a listen!

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(Source: RebelPyro Management)

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* For more info on THE CRINN:

https://www.facebook.com/thecrinn

http://thecrinn.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/TheCrinn

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE CRINN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE MINNESOTA.

Stone.

Grindscene Records Sign Foul Body Autopsy – New EP Announced

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Grindscene Records today reveals a swell in their roster, having picked up emerging Extreme Metal one man outfit Foul Body Autopsy.

Label manager Pete Clarke comments: “We are thrilled to welcome Foul Body Autopsy onto our roster. FBA formed in 2010 and has been carving its name into the UK for 4 years now. This one-man army will be releasing a new 2 track EP entitled ‘So Close To Dehumanization’ unto the world on November 4th 2014.”

Armed with an iPod, guitar and a desire to crush skulls, Foul Body Autopsy is a one-man band from Leicester City founded by Metal maverick Tom Reynolds. Over the space of 4 years Tom has released a full-length album and is now working with Equivalence Music Management & Grindscene Records, planning for a full Metal tirade in the UK.

Prior to this Tom has played Bloodstock Open Air and has shared the stage with the likes of Prostitute Disfigurement, Flayed Disciple, Cancerous Womb, General Surgery, Aeon, Cerebral Bore, Panic Cell, Cannabis Corpse, Decapitated, Aborted, Basement Torture Killings, Amputated, Ageless Oblivion, Leng Tch’e, Thy Art Is Murder, Scordatura and Carnal Decay.

With pure shred techniques, blistering speed and no lack of humour within his show this is a unique show that should not be missed.

Tom comments on the signing: “I’m very proud to be on Grindscene Records; in fact it was the only UK label I wanted to be on.”

Foul Body Autopsy - So close to complete dehumanization - promo cover pic

Artwork, as seen above, was completed by Coki Greenway (Bloodshot Dawn, Aborted, Legion Of The Damned, Suicide Silence, Opeth).

‘So Close To Dehumanization’ Tracklist:

01) So Close To Complete Dehumanization

02) Born In To A Manmade Hell

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Pre-Order ‘So Close To Dehumanization’ HERE

Watch The ‘So Close To Dehumanization’ Trailer Here:

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on FOUL BODY AUTOPSY:

www.facebook.com/foulbodyautopsyofficial

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE FOUL BODY AUTOPSY.

Stone.

BLASTFEST 2015 IS EXPANDING!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Blastfest has accepted the challenge and has delivered! It is official, Blastfest will be even bigger! With very positive results and excitement of a recent poll, the Bergen, Norway festival have decided 3 days of Metal madness wasn’t enough and have expanded the festival into a 4 day event with a total of 60 bands! That’s 4 days, 4 venues, and 60 bands! Yes. 60 BANDS! The festival is now running from Wednesday February 18th to Saturday February 21st.

And that’s not just the only announcement the festival will make today because just like the recent spate of updates the festival are keeping form and have just confirmed another 4 bands to the already exploding poster! So without further adieu, we are pleased to report the addition of true Norwegian Black Metal veterans Gehenna, British symphonic Back Metallers Hecate Enthroned, Norwegian Death Metal titans Blood Red Throne and death thrashers Wyruz!

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GEHENNA

All of our grenade prayers have been answered; the word became flesh! It’s with a shivering voice of the utmost excitement that Blastfest welcome Norwegian Black Metallers Gehenna to the lineup of 2015! These purveyors of the dark arts have long been regarded as one of the most important acts to come out of the Norwegian Black Metal scene in the 90’s. It’s therefore with great delight that the festival welcome them back to Bergen for their first ever Blastfest performance.

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HECATE ENTHRONED

Back in the 90’s a band made its way to the forefront of the Symphonic Black Metal scene alongside bands like Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir, receiving praise for their ability to be both extreme in their expression as well as incorporating symphonic elements. We are of course talking about UK act Hecate Enthroned. As of today the band is still going strong, if not turning towards an ever heavier expression with their now Death Metal-infused take on the black arts. Blastfest are very pleased to have them cross the North Sea to perform live in Bergen for the very first time ever, as part of the festival!

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BLOOD RED THRONE

If you were asked to name a Norwegian Death Metal band, chances are that the first name to enter into your mind would be that of Blood Red Throne. Ever since the release of their first four-track demo back in 2000, they have been a household name in death metal circles. It’s therefore with great pride that Blastfest welcome the ravenous war machine, the primitive killing machine that is Blood Red Throne into the fold. Be prepared for blood spatter and arterial lust!

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WYRUZ

Some say Blastfest needed to add more Thrash Metal to the lineup, so they have decided to include prime Death/Thrash act Wyruz! These guys have been going strong for over a decade now, and are dead set on destroying everything at Blastfest 2015.

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(Source: Future PR)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/blastfestival

Twitter: www.twitter.com/blastfestnorway

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLASTFEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HORRIFIED – Announce Pre-Orders Via Bandcamp; “Descent Into Putridity” Now Streaming

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Old School Death Metallers HORRIFIED have now announced that preorders for their début album are available via their Bandcamp page. The album, Descent Into Putridity, has been picking up interest from the Metal underground, with Void Ritual’s Dan Jackson commenting: “while it borrows some of that Dismember tone, it doesn’t get trapped in the musical clichés of most OSDM.

HORRIFIED have also released a second song from Descent Into Putridity for sampling, also available on Bandcamp. The title track is a prime specimen of the Swedish and Floridian influences they work into their sound, with a thick rumbling bass underscoring the coarse riffs and hoarse grunts.

Stream “Descent Into Putridity” Here:

Physical release date is set to be in October via Memento Mori Records.

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HORRIFIED are from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

(Source: Dewar PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HORRIFIED.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

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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