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Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , on September 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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FURIA To Headline ‘Asymmetry on the Road’ Tour

The godfathers of Nekrofolk and the most popular act from the Let The World Burn collective, Furia, will perform this October in Ukraine and Moldova as a headliner during the Asymmetry on the Road tour. The Silesian act will be joined by Entropia and Thaw.

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Photo by Rafal Kotylak.

Furia who have led Polish black metal into entirely new regions, are influenced by the astounding and brutal beauty of their home province of Silesia. The band’s heartfelt music is spiced up with lyrics written by Nihil, who is one of the most gifted Polish artists of the decade. Furia’s latest full-length, Nocel, was released in October 2014 via Pagan Records and dominated the Polish metal charts. The band also represented Poland at prestigious festivals such as Off Festival or Primavera Sound Festival.

The band members of Furia also take part in other bands of the Let The World Burn collective such as Morowe, MasseMord, FDS and Duszę Wypuścił.

Asymmetry on the Road tour dates:

21.10.2015 – Tarnopol (Ukraine): Klub Koza, Bulvar Shevchenka 23

22.10.2015 – Iwano–Frankowsk (Ukraine): Bar Duck, Sichovykh Striltsiv 24A

23.10.2015 – Kiszyniów (Moldova): Albion Club, Puskin Avenue 22

24.10.2015 – Odessa (Ukraine): Underpub, Zhukovskogo 23

More information regarding the concerts can be found at the promoter’s website. Furia is currently working on new material for the upcoming full-length which will be recorded this Autumn. Stay tuned for updates.

Follow Furia via the Let The World Burn website. Watch a music video to “Zamawianie Drugie” filmed at Dark Fest 2015 here.


SACRILEGIUM Finished Recording New Material for New Album

Pagan Records is honoured to announce that legendary Pagan Black Metal act Sacrilegium have finished recording material for their upcoming new album. This will be the band’s second full-length and follow-up to the cult release, Wicher (1996, Pagan Records). The first mix already sounds impressive and the band members are greatly excited. It is official, Sacrilegium are back!

Follow Sacrilegium on Facebook and check out their Bandcamp page.

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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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Corpse Flower Records To Issue “Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost” 12″ Featuring Child Bite With Philip H. Anselmo, Acid Witch, Evoken, Municipal Waste And More

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , on September 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Cover Art, Track Listing + Trailer Revealed


Last year, Corpse Flower Records, in cooperation with CV Comics, unleashed Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost, a mega 155-page comic with illustrations and illustrated anecdotes from a varied bunch of metal musicians/authors. Edited by renowned illustrator Mark Rudolph who’s crafted artwork for metal giants like Carcass, Coalesce, Battlecross and so many others in addition to regular contributions to Decibel and Metal Hammer Magazines, the book is the second in a planned trilogy of metal-centric graphic novels following Rudolph’s 2012-issued Satan Is Alive; A Tribute To Mercyful Fate.

As a supplement to its release, Corpse Flower will unleash a limited edition LP of Celtic Frost cover tunes this November. Titled Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost, the debilitating 12″ compilation features exclusive cover tracks from Child Bite with Philip H. Anselmo, Persekutor, Acid Witch, Temple Of Void, Municipal Waste, Hayward featuring Scott Kelly and Jason Roeder of Neurosis, Coffin’s Slave featuring Scott Carlson of Repulsion and Evoken all paying tribute to one of Extreme Metal’s most influential acts.

The MP3 bonus track includes Black Anvil’s previously released rendition of “Dethroned Emperor” while a bonus flexi disc boasts a second appearance by Coffin’s Slave with their reinterpretation of Hellhammer’s “Reaper.” Raise your horns!


Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost LP Track Listing:
Side A:
1. Child Bite w/ Philip H. Anselmo – “The Usurper”
2. Persekutor – “Procreation Of The Wicked”
3. Acid Witch – “Cherry Orchards”
4. Temple Of Void – “Os Abysmi Vel Daath”
Side B:
5. Municipal Waste – “Nocturnal Fear”
6. Hayward (featuring Scott Kelly and Jason Roeder of Neurosis) – “Jewel Throne”
7. Coffin’s Slave (featuring Scott Carlson of Repulsion) – “Dance Sleazy
8. Evoken – “Dawn Of Megiddo”
MP3 Download Bonus: Black Anvil – “Dethroned Emperor”
Flexi Bonus: Coffins Slave – Hellhammer’s “Reaper”


The Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost LP will be limited to five-hundred copies in five color variants with a bonus transparent red flexi and will be released via Corpse Flower Records on November 13th, 2015 with preorders currently available at THIS LOCATION. Teaser tracks to be unveiled in the weeks to come.


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Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Festival Returning For Year Three

Posted in Extreme Metal, horror movies, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Legendary metal frontman and Housecore Records founder, Philip H. Anselmo, is bringing his horror-themed film and metal festival back for a third year. After a great ride in Austin, the festival will kick off in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater on November 13th – 15th, 2015.

The decision to return was driven by the desire to honor his friend and festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell, who tragically passed away last October. Mitchell was the driving creative force behind the festival’s success and Anselmo believes there is no better way to pay tribute to his friend than to carry on for a third year.

“I’ve got a great team in place to help make this what Corey and I wanted it to be,” he says. “There are a lot of mixed emotions here because no one can replace him. But, we know he would want this to continue and so that’s what we’re going to do. We miss him and think about him every day.”

Bands already confirmed to play are Suffocation, AutopsyCripple Bastards, Nails, SYk & Dalila KayrosYOBEyehategod, Child BiteWarbeast and many more to be announced soon. Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor will be booking bands this year and will help Anselmo craft a musical lineup that would make Mitchell proud.

In addition to showcasing the best in extreme metal, the festival will screen film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and Mitchell. Horror filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films and winners will be selected in various categories and given the coveted Rot-Scar Award. “When Corey and I started this thing, it was important to us that we help independent filmmakers get their incredible work discovered,” Anselmo continues. “Nothing has changed, in that respect.”

Tickets to go on sale soon! Stay tuned for additional announcements.


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COFFINS – To Release ‘Perpetual Penance’ Double CD Collection On June 9th, via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have announced the new double CD collection from Japan’s Death/Doom fiends Coffins, entitled Perpetual Penance, set for release on June 9th on CD and Digital formats. This is an essential compilation of Coffins vinyl only and split release tracks, features artwork by Uchino and is the follow-up to the 2011 release Ancient Torture. The first 100 orders come with a free chrome Coffin key chain, a miniature casket that opens to store your victims ashes! Listen to the track “Reborn” from this gnarly new Coffins collection at or below:

Below is the official description:

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions is proud to unleash the new Coffins double CD collection Perpetual Penance. This is an essential compilation of Coffins vinyl only and split release tracks from artists including Noothgrush, Macabra, Sourvein, Warhammer, Disgrace, Hooded Menace and Stormcrow. Coffins continue their devastating legacy of ancient torture with this 96 minute presentation of bone-crushing Death/Doom sickness!

Perpetual Penance features and showcases out of print/hard to find vinyl tracks from the following outlets: Southern Lord, Decibel Magazine, Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, Forcefield Records, Break The Chains, A Pile Of Dirt Music, Doomentia Records, 20 Buck Spin and Hydro-Phonic Records. For fans of Abscess, Acid Witch, Anatomia, Asphyx, Autopsy, Carnage, Celtic Frost, Cianide, Disma, Divine Eve, Grave, Hellhammer, Hooded Menace, Mythic, Venom and Winter.

Pre-order the Double CD for only $14 with free shipping at:

Pre-order the Digital Download for only $9.99 at:

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Disc 1
1. Hellbringer (Demo version from Colossal Hole EP)
2. No Saviour (Demo version from Colossal Hole EP)
3. Colossal Hole (Demo version from Colossal Hole EP)
4. Drowned In Revelation (from split with Noothgrush)
5. The Wretched Path (from split with Noothgrush)
6. Reborn (from Reborn flexi)
7. Grotesque Messiah (Extended version from split with Macabra)
8. Axes Of Vengeance (from split with Sourvein)

Disc 2
9. Till Dawn Of The Doomsday (from split with Warhammer)
10. Grotesque Messiah (from split with Disgrace)
11. In Bloody Sewage (from split with Hooded Menace)
12. The Fog Of Burning Flesh (from split with Stormcrow)
13. Slaughter Of Gods ’09 (from split with Stormcrow)
14. Till Dawn Of The Doomsday/Grotesque Messiah (Live version from Live In Japan EP)
15. In Bloody Sewage (Live version from Live In Japan EP)
16. Here Comes Perdition/Under The Stench/Slaughter Of Gods (unreleased track Live in Czech Republic)

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SIGH – Legendary Japanese Avant Extreme Metal Quintet To Release Tenth Studio Album Via Candlelight Next Month

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Japanese extreme metal/noise icons, SIGH, will unveil their crushing tenth studio opus next month. Titled Graveward, the eclectic, ten-track offering took over two-and-a-half years to complete with each song comprising over one-hundred recording tracks exceeding 100GB of audio to select from in the final mixes. Inspired by musician/composer Fabio Frizzi, Graveward pays homage to Italian zombie and Hammer Horror classics.

Graveward features guest performances from Trivium’s Matthew Heafy, DragonForce’s Fred Leclercq, Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth, Rotting Christ’s Sakis Tolis, The Meads Of Asphodel’s Metatron and others with fittingly twisted, grave-robbing cover art by Costin Chioreanu (Ihsahn, At the Gates, Deicide, Ulver, etc.).

In an early impression of the record, A Metal State Of Mind notes, “With a focus of a theme, more touches of thrash, and guest spots from more ‘mainstream’ metal artists from bands like Trivium and DragonForce, I would have to say Graveward is the most accessible SIGH record. A great starting point to delve into the madness with if you haven’t yet. Best thing, with this accessibility, none of the experimentation that makes SIGH great has been sacrificed.”

Already devouring the hordes in Europe, Graveward will be released in North America via Candlelight Records on May 4th, 2015.

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Graveward – Track Listing:

1. Kaedit Nos Pestis
2. Graveward
3. The Tombfiller
4. The Forlorn
5. The Molesters Of My Soul
6. Out Of the Grave
7. The Trial By The Dead
8. The Casketburner
9. A Messenger From Tomorrow
10. Dwellers In Dream

For over two decades, SIGH has been transcending the confines of extreme metal. Forged in 1989 in Tokyo, Japan, the band was initially signed by Euronymous’ infamous Deathlike Silence Records on which they released their debut full-length, Scorn Defeat, in 1993. SIGH would go on to release records via various imprints including Cacophonous, Century Media, Baphomet and The End before making Candlelight Records their label home with the release of 2012’s crushing, critically-adored In Somniphobia and this year’s Graveward.

Preorder Graveward via Candlelight Records at THIS LOCATION.  


Mirai Kawashima – vocals, keyboards, orchestrations etc.

Dr. Mikannibal – alto, tenor, baritone saxophones, vocals

Satoshi Fujinami – bass, drums

You Oshima – guitar

Junichi Harashima – drums


Source: Earsplit PR

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GEHTIKA – Announce New Album And Launch Kickstarter Campaign!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Gehtika are sitting on a time bomb! After spending the past eight months writing a follow-up to 2013’s Impossible Question, the band are now and have been for the past week, holed up at Loud Noises Productions in JJM Studios, Walsall, recording a brand new album. This new record follows a concept the band has initially explored on recent single ‘Stack The Pyres’.

Listen to ‘Stack The Pyres’ Here!

The extreme metal outfit from England’s Midlands have also launched a Kickstarter campaign to help bring their latest artistic madness to fruition. Vocalist Anthony Knight comments, “We have worked tirelessly over the past seven to eight months writing, rehearsing and perfecting this absolute behemoth of an album; making sure every aspect of every song is as epic as can be.”

“We wanted to create something unique, something with tons of big riffs, sweeping solos, fierce vocals and enough blast beats to make your ears bleed! And so, from the deepest darkest reaches of our twisted little minds, our heaviest, most accomplished, release to date; A Monster in Mourning was born! A collection of dark, brooding and brutal compositions, which travel through a larger-than-life fantasy saga of betrayal, vengeance, redemption and countless revelations…”

“We’re extremely proud of what we have created; this album is an absolute BEAST, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you!”

The band’s Kickstarter campaign aims to help fund the actual release of the album and will also offer fans some limited edition merchandise and rewards, such as album pre-orders, handwritten framed lyric sheets, album art prints, shirts and other merchandise, VIP tickets to shows and much more. Check out the Kickstarter video which explains album plans and the campaign in more detail.

View Gehtika’s Kickstarter Page!

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Gehtika have been kicking asses and assaulting the senses with their punishing brand of extreme metal and entertaining live performances for the past four years. After the release of their debut EP in 2013, the band went on to play the New Blood Stage at the UK’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival after winning their local Metal to the Masses competition. Impressed by their theatrical yet chaotic live show, Gehtika were asked back to Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2014 for the prestigious task of opening up the Sophie Lancaster Stage.

A Monster in the Mourning is due for release later this year.



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