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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:

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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


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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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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Greg Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) – Vocals and Lead Guitars

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




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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


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


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


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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POSSESSED – To Headline Obscene Extreme Festival, Cattle Decapitation Announced!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Without Death Metal’s founding fathers, Possessed, Obscene Extreme would be a very different festival indeed.

Forming in San Francisco in 1983, the band dragged thrash metal into darker and heavier places with their classic albums ‘Seven Churches’ and ‘Beyond The Gates’ on Combat Records. Possessed created a whole genre and then faded away like ghosts.

Reforming around vocalist and founder Jeff Becerra in 2007, the original death cult are back and they’re writing new material too. Obscene Extreme 2014, prepare yourself for a new chapter in the unholy book of the dead…

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Making an overdue return to Obscene Extreme since their debut visit in 2010, furiously outspoken death/grind San Diego outfit Cattle Decapitation have been confirmed to play at Obscene Extreme Festival 2014. Obscene Extreme organisers are proud to welcome the US powerhouse who will take their razor-wire brand of technical death/grind back to Trutnov, Czech Republic to pick up where they left off… filling the pit with teeth, blood and bones.

Having set a terrifying new standard with 2012’s ‘Monolith Of Insanity’ – a chaotic slaughterhouse floor of chainsaw riffs and bolt gun drumming – Cattle Decapitation are at their absolute best.

Obscene Extreme 2014, prepare for the slaughter!!!

Obscene Extreme tickets are on sale now:

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Obscene Extreme Festival 2014

July 16 – 20, 2014

Trutnov – Battlefield

Czech Republic


Possessed + Immolation + Cattle Decapitation + Machetazo + Master + Doom + Nunslaughter + Filthy Charity + Katalepsy + Vitamin X + Vallenfyre + Demonical + Beheaded + Abortion + Bolesno Grinje + Prophecy + Contrastic + Dark Horse + Gutslit + Jesus Crost + Kruger + Nuclear + Suffer The Pa + Ultimo Modo Cannibale + Zombie Inc. + Warfect + Kaliyuga + ACxDC + Bloodsoaked + Dead In The Dirt + Raw Power+ EU’S Arse + Ed + Twisted Truth + Radiolokator + Idiot Ikon + Rectal Smegma + more!!!


* Source: Future PR

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COLDWAR – Ink Deal With Candlelight Records!

Posted in Extreme Metal, hardcore punk, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Candlelight Records is proud to announce the signing of Irish hardcore punks Coldwar! Debut Candlelight Records album coming 2014.

Equally thrilled by the signing, Coldwar had this to say about it, “Coldwar are proud to announce that we have signed to Candlelight Records. We are very excited about our future with Candlelight and are honoured to be on a label with such a varied and talented collection of artists.”

This is Coldwar with their latest recording ‘Pantheist’.

Listen to Heart Of Darkness from the upcoming Coldwar album Pantheist:

Pantheism: The belief that everything composes an all-encompassing, immanent God, or that the universe (or nature) is identical with divinity. Pantheists thus do not believe in a personal or anthropomorphic god.

The darkness of the soul, esoteric symbology, natural evil, scrutinization of the irregularity of the Gregorian calendar, the meltdown crisis point at which capitalist society presently finds itself, and the possible final gasp of our current ‘material age’, to pave way for a potential revolutionary shift in values-consciousness for a jaded humanity. These are some of the varied concepts with which Coldwar lyrically engage, in their latest anthology, and forth-coming release ‘Pantheist’.

Formed in 1999 in Dublin, Ireland, Coldwar are influenced by underground hardcore punk and extreme metal. Fuelled by a rejection of Church & State institutions and other oppressive, intolerant and absolutist states of mind.

To date, Coldwar have toured Ireland and the UK as well as having made several trips to Europe and the USA. The band have also played a number of festivals including Wacken Open Air (Germany), Obscene Extreme Festival (Czech Republic), Load As Fuck (USA), Day Of Darkness (Ireland), Up the Punks (UK), Cork Winter Fest (Ireland), Burning Oak Festival (Ireland), Subvert Festival (UK) and more.

Coldwar have shared the stage and toured alongside bands such as Fear Factory, Soulfly, Sepultura, EHG, Suffocation, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Discharge, Napalm Death and many more.

With four releases previous since their inception via Underground Movement each release has gained the band a growing fan base.

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SLAVE ZERO – “Disambiguated Visionary” Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 METAL Fists Out Of 5!


SLAVE ZERO – Back on November 10th, 2013, Ireland’s SLAVE ZERO released their EP: Disambiguated Visionary. Man, it’s a killer and I’m not exaggerating one minuscule bit. This fantastically talented Metal band utilizes the elements of Death Metal, Grindcore, Hardcore and Progressive Metal in such a grand fashion that it scorches my brain! Hell yes, SLAVE ZERO can easily be tagged as an Extreme Metal juggernaut.

To say this release is a MUST for fans of the heaviest Metal genres known is a gross understatement. ALL underground and Extreme Metal fans should be required to own this EP from SLAVE ZERO. My eyes nearly pop out of my skull, as I listen to all 5 songs on Disambiguated Visionary; honestly, that’s what it feels like! How can I explain it any better than that?

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The vocals are  psychotic, guttural, demonic and blistering, so choose your favorite or all of the above! Musically, this EP is an explosion of Metal sound that ripped into my face and left me hitting the repeat button for more self-inflicted Metal battery. Lightning fast Metal, Extreme, Grinding and insanely addicting is this EP and SLAVE ZERO are to be reckoned with. Metal be thy name.

* SLAVE ZERO were formed back in 2000 and have shared the Metal stage with Metal warriors the likes of: Hatebreed, Exodus, Cephalic Carnage, Soilent Green, Cattle Decapitation and Desecration.


Track Listing:

01 Mathmatically Legitimate Solution

02 Limitless Peripheral Perspective

03 Embroidered Strategy Of Calculated Misrepresent

04 Oscillating Perceptions Of An Abstract Existence

05 Anthropic Landscape Theory



Ben Wanders – Drums

Eddie O’Malley – Guitars

Graeme V. Flynn – Vocals

Paddy Kiernan – Touring Bass


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IHATE – Chris Barnes Launches Vicious New Death Metal Project; Preview Track Posted + Special Pledge Music Preorder Packages Now Available

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Six Feet Under founding throat/Death Metal icon, Chris Barnes, is pleased to bring fans his latest work of sonic deviance in the form of the fittingly christened, IHATE. A venture inadvertently launched between Barnes and multi-instrumentalist/fellow horror enthusiast Bob Taggett, their as-yet-untitled debut promises to deliver eight violent tracks of raw, unrepentant, Death Metal brutality and lyrical depravity.

Relays Barnes of the project’s formation, “Early last year I got a message via Facebook from someone named Bob and Bob said to me, as a lot of people do, ‘I have some songs and I’d like you to sing on them. Can I send you a song so you could check it out?’ I get a lot of these requests and didn’t think too much of it, but since I was just fresh back from a tour and a little bored, I decided to entertain the idea of listening to a song from Bob. After receiving an email with the first track that was attached to a video which more or less mapped out a murder storyline, I thought it was really different, and definitely creepy visually. And there was something very primitive and energetic to the attack of the music. It was very driven. I could feel it instantly. I knew this wasn’t a joke and wasn’t done half-assed. The music I was listening to was aggressive as a knife carving chunks of flesh off a body. Putting the music to a video caught my attention, immediately, as to Bob’s focus. I found it all really interesting. I have almost always worked from a storyline in my head for my lyrical inspiration and my own imagination, but never have started from the standpoint of lyrically scoring a storyline already laid out on video first, like scoring a film. That seemed really exciting to me as a writer as well as a vocalist. I emailed Bob back and told him I would love to be involved with making this album with him. So one thing led to another and we began writing and recording. We are very close to finishing the album and have enlisted the good people at Pledge Music to help us reach out to all of the fans who we hope will help us make this album a reality.”

As for what true death metal miscreants can expect from the IHATE end product? “To me, it really is a masterpiece of brutal, violent death metal,” says Barnes, “I’m really stoked that if got to work on this album. The fans know that I’m no stranger to writing some sick lyrics, but the stuff I have come up with this time is entirely over-the-top even by my standards. I really want the fans to hear this album and dig into the storylines of the songs. This is the first time I’ve used crowd-funding to make and release an album. And it’s been a very challenging, interesting learning experience along the way. And an eye-opener as well. We are really hoping the fans of death metal will make a pledge and preorder our new album. It’s really important to us that this album gets released. This is brutal as fuck.”

Check out more from Barnes as well as a preview of the track “Seeing Red” at THIS LOCATION.

Several IHATE preorder packages, which include autographed posters and CDs as well as a chance to have a personal listening session with Barnes himself, are available via Pledge Music. For more info, point your browser HERE. Further IHATE info to be announced shortly.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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LETHAL DOSAGE – Revolver Premieres Opening Track From Tucson Quintet’s New Full-Length

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on January 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Consume The Southwest Tour Dates Locked

The opening track to Consume, the second full-length undertaking from Tucson, Arizona-based quintet, LETHAL DOSAGE, has been leaked onto the masses via Revolver Magazine. Bringing forth a nearly four-minute beating fueled by the band’s live-for-today and fuck the rest attitude, “Drink” most aptly displays what Consume is about. From the cacophony of the scathing vocal bellow and immediately pummeling opening moments of the album, listeners know Consume is going to be a punishing excursion.

Get a LETHAL DOSAGE of hate-bred audio aggression with “Drink” at Revolver’s website RIGHT HERE.

On February 25th, LETHAL DOSAGE will release Consume via Battleground Records, the new label founded by Tucson’s own Godhunter, also founders of the now annual Southwest Terror Fest gathering. Just in time for its release, the band will embark on their Consume The Southwest Touralongside Las Cruces’Psykryptyca, with five shows in New Mexico and Arizona between February 18th and 22nd. More extensive tour actions, including an US Summer tour, are in the planning stages as well.

LETHAL DOSAGE Consume The Southwest Tour w/ Psykryptyca:

2/18/2014 Metal Junkies – Las Cruces, NM

2/19/2014 The Jam Spot – Albuquerque, NM

2/20/2014 The Hive – Flagstaff, AZ

2/21/2014 Tempe Tavern – Phoenix, AZ

2/22/2014 The Rock – Tucson, AZ

LETHAL DOSAGE self-released their debut album, Inhale, in mid-2011, followed by regional touring ever since. After their breakthrough performance at the 2013 installment of the Southwest Terror Fest supporting Sacred Reich and Landmine Marathon in their hometown, the head of the fest, and founder of Battleground Records, brought the pummeling act under the new label’s cape, eager to unleash the bestial hammerfuck of their newly recorded Consume full-length. 

LETHAL DOSAGE releases a brutal, modern, death-influenced, groove-laden style akin to Chimaira and Lamb Of God, delivered through a caustic sludge production on Consume. Bearing fifty minutes of carnage, the album was recorded at Arcane Digital Studio, produced and mixed by Ryan Butler and mastered at Sonorous Mastering. Battleground will release Consume thorugh digipak CD and digital delivery.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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ARSEBREED – Extreme Death Metal Militia Completes New Album With Necrophagist Drummer Romain Goulon

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Dutch Extreme Death Metal militia, ARSEBREED, recently completed the recording of their forthcoming Unique Leader full-length with current Necrophagist basher Romain Goulon behind the kit.

In an official statement the band elaborates: “In 2006, just after [former drummer] Floris [De Jonge, Mangled] left ARSEBREED, we got in contact with an unknown young French guy. He said he knew us from our other bands, Pyaemia and Disavowed. We all agreed on a try-out. After only one month, he e-mailed saying he had learned our songs. Slightly skeptical — one month is really quick — we bought him his plane ticket and flew him in. Once in the rehearsal room, he nailed it! Flawless, relentless, speed and accuracy! We instantly knew that this unknown young guy from France, Romain Goulon, was the prefect drummer for ARSEBREED. Unfortunately, the best kept secret in death metal was soon discovered by the rest of the world and in 2007 Romain fled ARSEBREED to join Necrophagist. Nevertheless, last year we once again got in contact with Romain. We started talking about these ten songs that we had written over time, just waiting for a drummer… and we were stoked to hear that he was willing to record them! This week we received the recordings. More than seven years later we  got that exact same feeling that we had back in 2006 in that rehearsal room. Insane. Romain proved once again that was and is the one and only drummer for ARSEBREED. He is unsurpassed in creativity, technique, speed, perseverance and grasping the concept of the ARSEBREED songs as no one else. Finally! We waited for more than six years but it was worth the wait! Thanks Romain!”

Formerly known as Bloodcum, ARSEBREED was spawned in 2000 and is dedicated to the execution of brutal, uncompromising, US-styled death metal in the vein of Deeds Of Flesh and Deicide. The follow-up to 2005’s Munch The Rotten will be unleashed later this year via Unique Leader Records. Further info to be announced in the coming weeks. Until then, check out some rehearsal footage at THIS LOCATION.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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HEADCRUSHER – Signs To Spora Recordz – New Coke Bottle Green, 150gm Vinyl Album “Black Burning Skies” Releasing Soon!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, vinyl albums with tags , , , , , , , on December 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal From the Mountains of Columbia! HeadCrusher signs to Spora Recordz. Spora will be releasing HeadCrusher’s new album titled, “Black Burning Skies” on 12″ coke bottle green 150gm vinyl, along with their previous release, “Let The Blood Run” as a double LP, double album release.

Check out below, a music video from the upcoming album, “Black Burning Skies” titled, “Swimming in a Sea of Death.” Release dates and pre-order info will be announced soon.

Stream “Let The Blood Run” here:

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(Source: Spora Recordz)

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TYRANTS BLOOD “Into The Kingdom Of Graves” – Vinyl Is Out Now, Limited To 500 Pressings!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, extreme music, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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From Tridroid Records:

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We are excited to announce the release of “Into the Kingdom of Graves” by Vancouver’s infamous Tyrants Blood.

Featuring ex-Blasphemy guitarist Marco Banco and Infernal Majesty vocalist Brian Langley, Tyrants Blood have become a potent force in the underground metal scene.

Limited to only 500 copies, the album is now available to order from our Bandcamp page here:

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Media coverage about “Into the Kingdom of Graves”

“This is what extreme music should be and by drowning the listener in a world of devastating energy, Tyrants Blood proves their prowess within this crowded field.”- Violent Resonance

“Brutal, relentless, straight in my face, though still quite technical and over the top, it is quite hard to escape the thick and hateful atmosphere that drenches the record, a damned nice surprise!”- Voices From the Darkside

“Into the Kingdom of Graves is what death metal is about ladies and gentlemen (probably mostly gentlemen) and THIS is a band who are bringing it to a whole new level.”- Two Guys Metal Reviews


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BONES – To Release “Sons Of Sleaze” On November 18th, Via Planet Metal

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BONES – Chicago’s filthiest trio marches out of the sewers of hell with twelve freshly severed slabs of Death Metal sleaze! BONES is back with Sons of Sleaze, the follow-up to their 2011 self-titled release. Recorded with famed producer Sanford Parker (Lair of the Minotaur,Nachtmystium), Sons of Sleaze will be out November 18th on Planet Metal.

Check out album track “Maggots” below:

Sons of Sleaze delivers its unfair share of nasty surprises, incorporating violent blasts and low-tuned slime with a dirty rock-and-roll backbone that has never been more apparent, especially when it comes to Jon Necromancer’s undead belch!  The impossibly heavy combination of Necromancer’s bass and Carcass Chris’s muscular guitar riffs is once again captured in all its devastating glory, and drummer Joe Warlord’s huge vocabulary of patterns and fills keeps the energy level in the red for the entire 37-minute beating that is Sons of Sleaze.

Held together by a cover that could only be called “a new low” for artist Putrid, this album is highly recommended for the rotten-hearted, ill-natured, and furious!


Praise for Bones’ self-titled debut (2011):

“ me this is without any doubts one the coolest releases in the Crust / Death / Thrash genre for quite a long time!” - Voices From the Darkside

“..frenzied, ragged death metal dripping with the filth and swagger of punk — no quantized typewriter drums or guitars compressed into bland, congested slabs.” - Chicago Reader

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Jon Necromancer – bass & lead vocals

Joe Warlord – drums & vocals

Carcass Chris – guitar & vocals


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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Introducing The OBSCENE EXTREME WORLD TOUR For 2014!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Since the birth of Obscene Extreme back in 1999 exactly 643 (next year will exceed the ‘magic’ number of 666) bands will have played the Obscene Extreme festival. These bands have come from almost every corner of the globe and have attracted hordes of diehard extreme music fans from all over Europe and well beyond its home base in the Czech Republic.

What brings the fans to Obscene Extreme is more than the wide selection of underground grindcore, crust, punk, death, thrash, hardcore and almost every underground style in between, but also the incredible atmosphere, the DIY ethic and the true spirit of community. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or who you are, everyone is the same when you’re in the pit!

“For almost 15 years people have traveled the globe, driven across continents and slept in airports and railway stations to make it to Obscene Extreme, and now Obscene Extreme is making the same effort to come to you once again!!!” states OEF organiser Curby.

“After a really insane OEF World Tour in 2013 with festivals in Mexico, Indonesia and Australia we can say, we will never give up and we are back to do it once again in 2014!!! With the OEF Club World Tour 2014 we are rolling into Japan, Australia and the USA like the United Nations of Grind.”

Check more info on OEF websites and see you soon!!!

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5 Reasons The Obscene Extreme World Tour Is Going To Blow Your Mind!

1. Truly underground – Obscene Extreme is one of the few truly underground festivals to unite big, genre-defining bands, and small, cult bands.

2. Vegan-friendly – Whatever you do or don’t do, believe or practice, you’re welcome at Obscene Extreme.

3. Fair ticket price. No massive booking agent or energy drink mega-festival bullshit. Obscene Extreme is affordable for everyone.

4. No shitty rules, no shitty security – Stage diving, stage invasions and more, all welcome. Obscene Extreme treats you like people and doesn’t stop you having fun.

5. Grindcore carnival – Wear a gas mask, dress as a goregrind banana. Obscene Extreme is more than a festival – it’s a party!

Welcome to the Obscene Extreme family!!!


Obscene Extreme Asia 2014
February 28th – March 2nd 2014
Tokyo – Asakusa Kurawood

Obscene Extreme Australia 2014
March 7th – March 9th, 2014
Melbourne – The Reverence Hotel + The Corner Hotel

Obscene Extreme 2014
July 16 – 20, 2014
Trutnov – Battlefield
Czech Republic

Obscene Extreme America 2014
August 29-31, 2014
Los Angeles – T.B.A.



(Source: Future PR)

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SKELETONWITCH – Announces Canadian Meet & Greets; New Album, “Serpents Unleashed” Out Tomorrow In North America

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on October 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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On the eve of the release of their newest album, Serpents Unleashed, Blackened Thrash Metal troop, SKELETONWITCH, have announced several meet & greets throughout Canada during their current live takeover with The Black Dahlia Murder.

Additionally, SKELETONWITCH will make appearances at Rasputin in Fresno, California and Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis, Missouri. Stop by one of the following locations to hang out with the band and crank up Serpents Unleashed:


10/31/2013 Legend Records – Ottawa, ON @ 5:00pm

11/02/2013 Rotate This – Toronto, ON @ 6:00pm

11/06/2013 War on Music – Winnipeg, MB @ 6:00pm

11/08/2013 Freecloud Records – Edmonton, AB @ 5:00pm

11/09/2013 Sloth Records – Calgary, AB @ 5:00pm

11/11/2013 Neptoon Records – Vancouver, BC @ 5:30pm

11/15/2013 Rasputin – Fresno, CA @ TBA

11/22/2013 Vintage Vinyl – St. Louis, MO @ TBA

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Hailed as their “best effort to date” by Decibel Magazine, Serpents Unleashed captures SKELETONWITCH’s live energy with the help of producer Kurt Ballou (Trap Them, Kvelertak, High on Fire). Stream each of the album’s eleven scorching tracks now via Pitchfork HERE before picking up the album in stores tomorrow, October 29, 2013. You can still preorder a physical copy of the album on CD or LP or in a limited-edition 7″ Collector’s Box format directly from

Digital preorders via iTunes or Bandcamp both offer an immediate download of the new song “I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived).”


* For ALL tour dates for SKELETONWITCH in 2013 into 2014, click on links below!

SKELETONWITCH Confirms 2014 Tour With Amon Amarth And Enslaved

SKELETONWITCH – Announces Tour With The Black Dahlia Murder

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey, on August 15th and September 16th, 2013.


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Chance Garnette - Vocals

Nate “N8 Feet Under” Garnette – Guitar

Scott “Scunty D” Hedrick – Guitar

Evan “Loosh” Linger – Bass

Dustin Boltjes – Drums


(Source: Earsplit PR)


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Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Life Against Death have announced that they will once again be playing Diecember Fest in Vancouver BC.

An annual event, Diecember Fest is a two-day blast of some of Vancouver’s finest Metal band’s including such local favorites as Archspire, Tyrants Blood and Burning Ghats. In addition if you bring non-perishable food items to donate to the food bank, you will receive a gift in return! Tickets are $15 per night at the door or $20 if purchased in advance.

Life Against Death’s front woman Twitchy Twitch said about the fest, “I fucking love Diecember Fest! It’s Vancouver’s greatest display of Metal acts and promoters. It’s nuts, I am always sore the next day (which is a measurement of how good it was) it’s killer music, killer people and with the food drive it’s even a killer way to give back to the community.”

More information about Diecember Fest 2013 can be found at:

More information about Life Against death can be found at:


(Source: Curtis Dewar)

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Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Disinterred British Extreme Metal legends CARCASS hit #43 on the world sales charts with their new album Surgical Steel. This is a huge accomplishment for a Metal band! Congratulation, boys!

Surgical Steel first-week chart positions around the globe:

World Charts #43

Finland: #6

Germany: #10

Austria: #24

Japan: #36

USA: #41

Sweden: #42 (Sweden Rock/Metal #4)

UK: #47 (UK Indie #13, UK Rock #4)

Australia: #59

Netherlands: #73

France: #80

Ireland: #84 (Ireland Indie: #15)

Belgium: #117 (Flanders #130, Walloonia #87)

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Bill Steer – Guitars

Jeff Walker – Bass / Vocals

Daniel Wilding – Drums

Ben Ash – Guitars


CARCASS have just confirmed more dates of their upcoming European tour together with their label mates HELL and the Swedish Death institution AMON AMARTH:

07.11. D Oberhausen – Turbinen Halle

08.11. NL Tilburg – O13

09.11. D Osnabrück – Hyde Park

10.11. B Brussels – AB Hall

12.11. UK Birmingham – Academy

13.11. UK Manchester – Academy

14.11. UK Glasgow – Barrowlands

15.11. UK Bristol – Academy

17.11. UK London – Forum

18.11. F Paris – Olympia

19.11. D Ludwigsburg – Arena

20.11. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

22.11. CH Zürich – Komplex

23.11. D München – Kesselhaus

24.11. I Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milano) – Live Club

25.11. AT Wien – Gasometer

27.11. D Berlin – Columbiahalle

28.11. D Leipzig – Haus Auensee

29.11. D Hamburg – Docks

01.12. N Oslo – Rockerfeller

03.12. S Gothenburg – Tradgarden

04.12. DK Copenhagen – Vega

06.12. S Malmö – Kulturbolaget

07.12. S Stockholm – Arenan

09.12. FIN Helsinki – Cable Factory

Surgical Steel, the highly anticipated sixth full-length album by CARCASS is available on several collectible formats here:

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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SKELETONWITCH – “Unfit” For Disney, But Fit For A Wedding; Hometown Record Release Show Announced

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey


Fresh off a short run of dates supporting Ghost B.C., Athens, Ohio-based Blackened Metal quintet, SKELETONWITCH, has announced a hometown release party for their forthcoming new full-length,Serpents Unleashed. The show will take place at The Union (18 W. Union St., Athens) on October 23rd, the eve of the kickoff to their extensive North American fall tour with The Black Dahlia Murder. Tickets for the event are just $10.

The Black Dahlia tour will be swiftly followed by another lap around America in early 2014 alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved. Unfortunately for fans in Orlando however, where the tour stops on January 27th, SKELETONWITCH will not be allowed to perform at the local House of Blues, as the group has joined the likes of Exodus, Machine Head and others deemed “unfit to be associated with” Disney, on whose property the venue is located.

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Although SKELETONWITCH might be un-welcomed at the Magic Kingdom, a California couple has asked the band to make their dreams come true. During SKELETONWITCH’s performance in Fresno on November 15th, longtime fans Travis Bartlett and Lanae Forrest will get married on stage — making local venue Strummer’s their own happiest place on Earth. Says groom-to-be Bartlett, “Lanae and I are taken aback and beyond elated that SKELETONWITCH are willing to be a part of the most important day of our lives. There really aren’t words to show our appreciation for the band being with us as we begin our lives together.”

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Commemorating the group’s 10-year anniversary, Serpents Unleashed – recorded earlier this year with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, High on Fire), and featuring artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak) – will be unleashed in North America on October 29th, in Australia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland on October 25th and in the UK and the rest of Europe on October 28th. Serpents Unleashed is available for preorder at in CD, LP, cassette, digital download and limited edition 7-inch collector’s box formats. In addition, you can now pre-order the album digitally at iTunes and BandCamp and receive an instant download of “I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived).”

See for yourself whether SKELETONWITCH are “unfit to be associated with” at one of their dates below.


10/14/2013 Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN w/ Ghost B.C.

10/23/2013 The Union – Athens, OH * Record Release Show

w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem

10/24/2013 Peabody’s Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
10/25/2013 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
10/26/2013 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
10/27/2013 The Met – Pawtucket, RI
10/28/2013 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
10/29/2013 Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
10/30/2013 La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
10/31/2013 Ritual – Ottawa, ON
11/01/2013 Rum Runners – London, ON
11/02/2013 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
11/04/2013 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
11/06/2013 West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB
11/07/2013 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
11/08/2013 Avenue Theatre – Edmonton, AB
11/09/2013 The Den – Calgary, AB
11/11/2013 The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
11/12/2013 The Center – Spokane, WA
11/13/2013 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
11/14/2013 Whiskey Dick’s Saloon – South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/15/2013 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
11/16/2013 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
11/17/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/18/2013 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX *newly added
11/19/2013 Club Patron – Odessa, TX

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w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer

11/20/2013 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
11/21/2013 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
11/22/2013 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
11/23/2013 Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA
11/24/2013 The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
11/25/2013 Mojoes of Joliet – Joliet, IL
11/26/2013 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/27/2013 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI

w/ Amon Amarth, Enslaved

1/17/2014 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
1/18/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
1/20/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
1/21/2014 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
1/22/2014 House of Blues – Houston, TX
1/24/2014 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
1/25/2014 The Ritz – Tampa, FL
1/26/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/29/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
1/30/2014 NorVA – Norfolk, VA
1/31/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
2/01/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/03/2014 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
2/04/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
2/07/2014 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
2/08/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/09/2014 Grenada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
2/11/2014 Summit Theatre – Denver, CO
2/12/2014 Murray Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
2/14/2014 The Regency – San Francisco, CA
2/15/2014 Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
w/ Amon Amarth
2/16/2014 House of Blues – San Diego, CA


(Source: Earsplit PR)


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VENGEANCE WITHIN “OBLIVION” – This Skull Splitting Song Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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VENGEANCE WITHIN started as a solo Metal project from (multi-instrumentalist) Sonny Luciano (guitars, bass, lyrics and drum programming). Recently, Jeff Robbins was recruited by Sonny Luciano to become a full-time lyricist and vocalist for all future albums. Currently, VENGEANCE WITHIN are having all their songs redone by a professional sound engineer.

These Metal warriors call Cleveland, Ohio their home and their songs are Blackened, Extreme and Melodic. Take a listen below to Oblivion from VENGEANCE WITHIN… and you shall forever know that VENGEANCE WITHIN is a rabid member of our Metal family, looking to spread their own brand of Metal chaos upon the masses! Metal be thy name.


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