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SAVIOURS – To Release Palace Of Vision Full-Length This October Via Listenable Records; New Track Playing At Cvlt Nation

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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This Fall, California metallers, SAVIOURS, will drop the molten fruits of their new full-length this Fall via a new partnership with France’s Listenable Records. Titled Palace Of Vision, their first full-length in four years was captured at Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon with the inimitable Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Taurus, Ommadon etc.) and boasts nine tracks of SAVIOURS‘ signature brand of towering riffs, colossal rhythms, infectious guitar harmonies and an obsession with the end of times, the occult, psychedelics and the arcane.

“It’s a natural and logical continuation of where we left off with [2011’s] Death’s Procession,” said drummer Scott Batiste of the offering. “There are some doomy crushers and faster ragers.” As an added bonus, the record comes sheathed in the fittingly dark, intricately transfixing cover renderings of Derrick Snodgrass (Obliterations, Lecherous Gaze).

In anticipation of its arrival, today Cvlt Nation offers up the first helping of Palace Of Vision in the form of opening bruiser, Burning Shrine. Comments Batiste, “‘Burning Shrine’ is about watching the world burn as it is ruined by religious zealots. Crank it up, live evil or die!”

Adds Cvlt Nation: “This motherfucker is a straight raging jam! Fasten your seat belt, press play and let the mammoth riffs the band kicks out do the rest. Caution: SAVIOURS have been known to cause non-stop headbanging – you have been warned!”

Turn up and tune out at THIS LOCATION.

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Palace Of Vision – Track Listing:

  1. Burning Shrine
  2. Cursed Night
  3. Devil’s Crown
  4. Flesh Of Fire
  5. Hell’s Floor
  6. Palace Of Vision
  7. The Beast Remains
  8. The Mountain
  9. The Seeker

In related news, SAVIOURS will bring their riffs to the stage with a pair of east coast/west coast fest performances with additional live incursions to be announced in the coming weeks.


9/05/2015 Cosmic Sonic Rendezvous Festival @ The Wick – Brooklyn, NY

11/1/3015 Day Of The Shred Festival @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

Still building upon the foundation that Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy and Motörhead laid, SAVIOURS enters their second decade in a new partnership with French label Listenable Records. Rooted in hardcore punk but preferring to cruise in outer space, the lysergic of SAVIOURS hessians have always brought a ton of swing and swagger to their forward-charging Heavy Metal. The band melds sounds from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, progressive rock, and proto-doom, and delivers it all with a snarling West Coast hardcore edge. The result is an absolute beast of a sound that is all SAVIOURS‘ own.

Since the 2005 release of SAVIOURS‘ debut EP, Warship, the band has worked relentlessly, touring North America, Europe, and Japan with the likes of Mastodon, Corrosion Of Conformity, The Sword, High On Fire, Saint Vitus and Clutch. In a few short years, SAVIOURS have risen to become stalwarts of the world’s Metal scene, ambassadors of an aggressive-yet-stoned West Coast vibe, inspired by the ’70s but totally real and relevant in 2015.

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Austin Barber – guitar, vocals

Sonny Reinhardt – guitar, vocals

Scott Batiste – drums

Andy Anderson – bass

Palace Of Vision will be released via Listenable Records on October 30th, 2015. Preorders to be unveiled in the coming weeks.


Critical Praise:

“Cult heaviness…” – Spin

“A dual-guitar riff-fest inspired by NWOBHM and ’70s proto-doom.” – Revolver

“You know you’re playing a good set when your music not only commands the attention of the likes of J Mascis and Matt Pike, but you’re sounding so tight that it compels the two guitar greats to air shred like a couple of Maiden fans circa 1980.” – Decibel


Source: Earsplit PR

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VAMPIRE “Cimmerian Shade” EP – Releasing On September 25th, 2015, via Century Media Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , on August 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Century Media Records and Vampire:

Vampire strike back and announce the release of a new mini-LP Cimmerian Shade coming out September 25th!

Side A

  1. Pyre Of The Harvest Queen *
  2. Sleeper In The Deep (instrumental)

Side B

  1. Night Hunter
  2. Hexahedron

Known from the “Whispers Through The Black Veil” LP-only compilation (Wyrd War, 2014)

The beautiful, detailed cover artwork was done by the very talented Dilek Baykara. Check out her art at

One track of the MLP will be launched on August 28th. And the pre-order for “Cimmerian Shade” starts on that day, too.

Watch out for golden and silver vinyl versions! Both are limited to 100 copies only and available at CM Distro Europe (golden vinyl) and CM Distro US (silver vinyl) exclusively!

Pre-order starts August 28th!






Chicago’s TRIALS To Release “This Ruined World” On July 24th

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey


Chicago-based Metal powerhouse TRIALS will release their third full-length, “This Ruined World” on July 24.

Following a pair of critically acclaimed independent releases – Witness to the Downfall (2011) and In the Shadow of Swords (2013), TRIALS has returned with their most evolved effort to date. Featuring nine tracks of intricately woven, relentless and forward-thinking metal, This Ruined World blends aggression and progression for devastating results. Diehard DIYers, TRIALS is a band determined to blaze its own path, free from label interference. This unwavering dedication to substance over style has never been more apparent than it is on This Ruined World.

This Ruined World contains some of the darkest, most complex music that we have made yet. We put a lot of blood and sweat into this project, and ended up with a record that represents us at our very best,” stated guitarist / vocalist Mark Sugar.

The album was recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Hollow Earth) and mixed by Quentin Poynter at Gunpoint Recording (The Skull, Veil of Maya), with art work courtesy of Eva Bialecki (Jar’d Loose).

TRIALS will self-release This Ruined World on July 24, on CD and digital formats. Stream album track “Don’t Believe the Word” and the band’s cover of Strapping Young Lad’s “Far Beyond Metal” at or below:

This Ruined World – Track List:

Truth Defiled
Don’t Believe The Word
Digging My Own Grave
Disgraced and Erased
Blink Of An Eye
Beat The System To Death
They Hide Behind the Law
This Ruined World

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Mark Sugar – Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Bruchert – Guitar
Adam Kopecky – Drums
Usha Rajbandari – Bass


Source: ClawHammer PR

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BONE GNAWER – To release “Cannibal Crematorium” On July 10th via Pulverised Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Horror N’ Gore connoisseurs BONE GNAWER returns to apex form with the band’s much-anticipated sophomore full-length record Cannibal Crematorium! The album will be released July 10 on Pulverised Records. The album will be available on CD and limited edition gatefold vinyl, both of which can be pre-ordered at this location.

Once again led by Death Metal legend Kam Lee (ex-MASSACRE, ex-MANTAS, etc) and with the prior emphasis  on composing (dead) catchy riffs that plant the hooks in deep, the music of Cannibal Crematorium is impossible to dislodge from memory. The album features an army of special guests, including Dave Ingram (ex-BENEDICTION, ex-BOLT THROWER), Mark Riddick (FETID ZOMBIE), Vincent Crowley (ACHERON), Noel Kemper (GRUESOME STUFF RELISH), and many more!

Simply put, there are is no mindless brutality or distasteful technicality when it comes to BONE GNAWER; this is good ol’ fun ‘n ferocious Death Metal the way this genre intended it to be.

Track List:

  1. Anthropophagist Inferno
  2. Modern Day Cannibal (Featuring Sly Goregnome of FONDLECORPSE)
  3. Chainsaw Carnage (Featuring Adam Scott & Tom Knizer of CARDIAC ARREST)
  4. Horrors In The House Of Human Remains (Featuring Matt Witchclan of DEADMAN’S BLOOD & WITCHCLAN)
  5. Chawed, Mauled & Gnawed (Featuring Noel Kemper of GRUESOME STUFF RELISH & ALTAR OF GIALLO)
  6. Il Sesso Bizzarro Di Cannibali (Featuring Miss Desideria Gabreiella Annuziata)
  7. Chrome Skull (Featuring Vincent Crowley of ACHERON)
  8. Below A Murder Of Carrion Crows (Featuring Patrick Bruss of CRYPTICUS)
  9. Carnivore Beneath (Featuring Dave Ingram of DEAD AMON THE DEAD MEN)
  10. Untold Story: Human Pork Bun (Featuring Mark Riddick of FETID ZOMBIE)
  11. Cannibal Crematorium (Featuring Dany Dead of DEAD)

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About Cannibal Crematorium


  1. Featuring Death Metal legendary singer Kam Lee, who used to be a part of the short-lived Mantas that eventually became Death. After which, Kam went on to join Massacre and later on with Denial Fiend.


  1. Spawning the idea to create BONE GNAWER with Kam Lee is none other than Rogga Johansson of Paganizer, Ribspreader, Demiurg and countless other active projects.


  1. Joining this extraordinary group would be Morgan Lie, a former member of one of Sweden’s most prominent Black Metal act Naglfar.


  1. Taking care of all mixing and mastering duties for Cannibal Crematorium is BONE GNAWER’s guitar player Ronnie Bjornstrom, who also is involved with other well-known projects such as Taedeat, Ribspreader, etc to name a few.


  1. The album cover artwork for “Cannibal Crematorium” was conceived by Malaysian illustrator Irwan of Ironworx Gravefix (Deathevoker, Thorns Of Hate, etc) and the layout was designed by Silvester Koorevaar of Fondlecorpse fame.


  1. Cannibal Crematorium features a string of prominent guest singers such as Dave Ingram (ex-Benediction, Down Among The Dead Men, etc), Mark Riddick (Fetid Zombie), Vincent Crowley (Acheron) and many more.

For fans of Bloodbath, Autopsy and early Cannibal Corpse!


Source: ClawHammer PR

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DISTANT SUN “Dark Matter” Debut Studio Album – Out Now And Streaming

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Dark Matter, the debut album from Russian power/speed metal act DISTANT SUN is out now on Metalism Records. Stream it in its entirety at this location.

Dark Matter is available for purchase from Google Play and iTunes.

The album is the follow-up to 2012 EP Sunless Citadel (Sublimity Records) and features 10 songs in the finest traditions of melodic European power metal, bolstered with elements of American thrash metal. A deluxe digipak edition that includes several bonus cover songs will be released later in the year.

Though DISTANT SUN‘s main influences are speed and power metal bands like ANNIHILATOR, ICED EARTH, BLIND GUARDIAN and RAGE; listeners will note a James Hetfield (METALLICA) vocal style. No keyboards or drum samples were used during the recording, and the overall sound brings the feel of the heavy ’90s. The drums on Dark Matter were recorded in Kiev, Ukraine, while the remainder was produced in various Moscow studios. The lyrics deal with a variety of topics, including science fiction, space travel, mysticism, fantasy and adventure. The cover art was designed by W. Smerdulak (ARKONA).

The band is planning its very first gigs for the autumn of 2015 in promotion of Dark Matter, after which DISTANT SUN will begin work on a sophomore full-length.

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Dark Matter – Track List:

1. Prophet of the Mean
2. Kill the Fremen
3. Dark Matter
4. Godsdoom
5. Matrix Hacked
6. Shattered Empire
7. Gifts of Journey
8. Apocalypto
9. Healer of Souls
10. Zero to Hero

Critical Praise:

“Distant Sun have a precocious talent for cranking out high-powered romps that will get your blood pumping fast, while incorporating melodies that prove to be damned memorable – No Clean Singing

“A great sounding mixture of power, speed and thrash metal” – UndergroundMusickZine

“If you’re looking for truly recallable power/thrash with both the thrash and power metal elements melding together in perfect harmony, in addition to worthy leads and solos, then you’ll be very happy with this one.” – The GrimTower


Source: ClawHammer PR





VALDUR – Sierra Mountains Blackened Death Merchants Emerge From Their Crypts With The Infernal Fruits Of “Pathetic Scum” – Artwork + Track Listing Revealed

Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Following an extended slumber, Mammoth Lake, California-based black/death merchants, VALDUR, emerge from their crypts with the infernal fruits of latest offering, lovingly dubbed Pathetic Scum.

The follow-up to 2013’s soul-devouring At War With full-length, which Meat Mead Metal appropriately heralded for filling, “that void of anger and disengagement with society that may be darkening your heart,” Pathetic Scum was tracked entirely at the band’s clandestine Bloody Mountain Bunker, mixed by drummer Matthew, mastered by Dan at Morbid Mastering and offers up seven cruel odes of audio abhorrence as only VALDUR can conjure.

Featuring the addition of new guitarist, Vuke, the record delivers a blizzardy onslaught of warring riffs, bestial blasts, wrath-infused vocal offensives and an overwhelming atmosphere of pandemonium, trepidation and all-encompassing ruthlessness. Indeed, Pathetic Scum is a true testament of a diseased society gone sour and maintains VALDUR’s place as one of America’s best kept extreme metal secrets.

Relays VALDUR, from the tombs, “Guitarist/vocalist Samuel is still with us so to speak, but he is so busy with personal/family matters at the moment. Vuke, new guitarist, is not a replacement, but a full-time member of VALDUR. And for live dates this spring, Roskva will be on vocals again. And we have William on bass and Matthew on drums. We all appreciate anyone who takes the time in this world to have a listen to our music. It is built and molded by our own hands to the form and shape that we like. With these new songs, we give you something different yet again along the obscure VALDUR timeline…”

Pathetic Scum – Track Listing:
1.Tank Torture
2. Impending Doom
3. Blessings Of The Goat
4. Pathetic Scum
5. Incantre Pt. II
6. Morbid Emanations

Featuring past and current members of Weverin, Endless Blizzard and Plutocracy, VALDUR was forged at the turn of the century in a small mountain town located in the pulsating heart of the Sierra Mountains, where the Death Valley desert lands meet the ascending Mt. Whitney and where the unholy collective dwells without interference of fashionable scenes or rulebooks.

VALDUR 2015:
Vuke – guitars
William – bass
Matthew – drums
Roskva – (live) vocals

Pathetic Scum will be officially unveiled digitally and in digipak format via the band’s own Bloody Mountain Records on June 30th, 2015.


Source: Earsplit PR

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Seattle Thrashers FALLEN ANGELS Reveal New Album Details, Artwork, Track Listing

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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L- R – Steve Spitzbart – Drums, Bradzilla – Vocals, Erik Hanson – Guitars, Carl Larsson – Bass, Matt Be Roth – Guitars (Photo Credit – Aaron Meyers)

Seattle, WA thrashers FALLEN ANGELS return in 2015 with their third studio release ‘World In Decay’ produced by Grammy award-winning metal producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Forbidden, Testament, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam, Tesla, Vicious Rumors). The album is set to be released on August 4, 2015 via their indie label Cyberdyne Records to follow 2010’s ‘Engines of Oppression’ and their 2008 debut ‘Rise From Ashes’ – released on Metal On Metal Records. The band also plans to tour extensively this summer, bringing their explosive live show full of thrash and shred, which they are known for as a local favorite in the Pacific Northwest.

“We want to thank everyone who has supported us, and we hope you’re as excited as we are about the release of our upcoming album “World in Decay”. We know you’ve been waiting a long time for this third release and we can’t wait for you to hear it. We hope this album will quench your thirst for new Fallen Angels music. See you on the road thrash fans!” comments drummer Steve Spitzbart.

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Track Listing – Fallen Angels – World In Decay

  1. The Hammer’s Blow (4:25)
  2. Nightmare (4:58)
  3. Forsaken Existence (5:05)
  4. Leading the Blind (4:36)
  5. Fire At Eden’s Gate (6:13)
  6. Into The Abyss (5:39)
  7. The Hour of the Time (5:40)
  8. Mortis Ex Machina (4:28)

Album Length: 41:08


Capturing the classic thrash sound of the Big Four in their prime; early Metallica, Testament, Slayer, and Megadeth as well as other known cult heroes Exodus, Annihilator, Forbidden and Havok. FALLEN ANGELS is influenced by a wide range of 80’s thrash as well as classic metal from the 70’s and 80’s. The band combines these elements in a fresh, modern sounding album with the explosive riffs and solos that one might have expected to hear on the radio around 1989. FALLEN ANGELS is a band that thrash fans and more classic metal oriented fans can agree on because the music is catchy but also very aggressive.

For more info, please visit:

Fallen Angles – Facebook


If you want intricate, tuneful thrash metal loaded with gratuitous leads and quasi-political lyrics, you’ve got it.” – Terrorizer

“Fallen Angels are growing, the riffing already aspires to high places” – Heavy Worlds

“Pure US-Thrash” – Rock Hard 



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