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SEPULTURA – 30th Anniversary North American Tour – Dates, Cities And Venues

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on March 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Sepultura Facebook page:

What’s up United States and Canada! Metal Injection presents Sepultura 30th anniversary North American tour.

We can’t wait to travel in time through our history with our fans in US and Canada!

Sepultura joins forces with the mighty Destruction, and invites Arsis, Boris the Blade, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, MICAWBER, and Starkilll to join them in this celebration.

DESTRUCTION will be main support on the SEPULTURA North American tour this spring.

Check out all the dates below:

05/10/15 @ Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
05/11/15 @ The Whisky – West Hollywood, CA
05/12/15 @ Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
05/13/15 @ Bossonova Ballroom – Portland, OR
05/14/15 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
05/15/15 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
05/16/15 @ Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
05/17/15 @ Pub Station – Billings, MT
05/19/15 @ Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
05/20/15 @ The Amsterdam – Minneapolis, MN
05/21/15 @ High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
05/22/15 @ Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
05/23/15 @ Expo Five – Louisville, KY
05/24/15 @ Centerstage Bar & Grill – Kokomo, IN
05/26/15 @ The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
05/28/15 @ Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
05/29/15 @ Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
05/30/15 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
05/31/15 @ Jewel Nightclub – Manchester, NH
06/01/15 @ Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
06/02/15 @ The NorVA – Norfolk, VA
06/03/15 @ Holligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC
06/04/15 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
06/05/15 @ Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
06/06/15 @ Publiq House – New Orleans, LA
06/07/15 @ BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
06/08/15 @ The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
06/10/15 @ Empire Garage – Austin, TX
06/11/15 @ Cine El Rey – McAllen, TX
06/12/15 @ Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
06/13/15 @ Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
06/14/15 @ Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO





GRUESOME – First Taste Of Debut From Death-Worshipping Supergroup Now Playing – “Savage Land” To See Release Next Month

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Savage Land is the forthcoming debut full-length from death metal perpetrators, GRUESOME. Featuring within their bestial ranks members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derketa, GRUESOME is a supergroup of sorts paying homage to the game-changing sounds of Death’s early recordings.

GRUESOME was borne out of guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey (Exhumed) and drummer Gus Rios’ (Malevolent Creation) mutual involvement with the Death To All tours – Harvey serving as frontman for the original nine-member mini-tour and Rios performing “Baptized In Blood” and working with DTA drummer Sean Reinert on the following US tour where Exhumed filled in as support on a several dates.

After discarding the idea of putting together another incarnation of DTA to focus exclusively on Death’s first two albums, Harvey half-jokingly suggested writing their own songs in that vein. It wasn’t long before the idea gained traction, and the “band” had five songs written. Rios later recruited Possessed guitarist Daniel Gonzalez and Derketa bassist Robin Mazen to record the material in Florida.

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The result is the eight scathing tracks contained on Savage Land. Recorded by Rios and Gonzalez at Riversound Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, mixed by Jarrett Pritchard at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and including a guest guitar solo on “Closed Casket” by James Murphy as well as cover art by legendary illustrator Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth, Massacre, Athiest et el), Savage Land is a truly gruesome slab of late-’80s/early-’90s Florida-styled Death Metal.

Set for release next month, today team GRUESOME offers up fourth track “Hideous” for communal absorption. The track is based on 1932 horror film, Freaks, in which the characters were played by people who worked as carnival sideshow performers and had real deformities. The original version was considered too shocking to be released, and no longer exists.

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Rios further elaborates, “‘Hideous’ was one of the last songs to be written for the album. By that point Matt had really hit a stride with the writing and this song turned out to be one of our favorites! It seamlessly blends influences from the first three Death albums with even a tiny tip of the hat to Human. Listen closely after the solo section…you’ll swear it’s 1988 for real! We sincerely hope that everyone enjoys this as much as we did creating it! Hail Chuck [Schuldiner]!”

Sample “Hideous” via SoundCloud HERE or YouTube HERE.

Tragically, there will never be any truly new Death material, but GRUESOME is humbly determined to keeping the band’s classic sound alive as faithfully as possible. Savage Land will be released in North America via Relapse Records on April 21st, 2015, April 17th in Germany, Benelux and Finland and April 20th in the UK, rest of the world on CD and digitally. For preorders scroll on over to THIS LOCATION. Digital preorders are available via iTunes HERE and the GRUESOME BandCamp page HERE.


“The turning inside out of Death’s first two albums is in good hands here.” – Decibel Magazine

“Absolutely kick-ass in its own right, but also an authentic form of homage to Death.” – No Clean Singing


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The Kennedy Veil Release New Guitar Play Through Video For “Perfidia”

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on March 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Perfidia Guitar Playthrough - The Kennedy Veil - 2015 - promo banner pic

Sacramento, CA’s modern death metal juggernaut, THE KENNEDY VEIL, have released a new play through video with guitarist Kc Childers performing the track entitled “Perfidia.” The track is taken from their crushing debut album, Trinity of Falsehood, which saw a release on Jan 21, 2014 via Unique Leader Records.

Check out the “Perfidia” play through video at this location, and be sure to subscribe to THE KENNEDY VEIL‘s official YouTube channel to see all their upcoming video updates first!

Produced by Nick Botelho at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, California and featuring the debut of vocalist, Taylor WientjesTrinity Of Falsehood is the band’s most technically precise, conceptually captivating and indisputably brutal material to date. Trinity of Falsehood can be streamed in its entirety at this location.

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Confirmed upcoming Live Dates for THE KENNEDY VEIL:

05/01 – 05/02 – Jub Jub’s – Reno, NV – Spring Meltdown Fest (w/ Conducting from the Grave, Inanimate Existence, Embryonic Devourment, Ænimus, and more)

Critical Praise:

THE KENNEDY VEIL has thrown down the death metal gauntlet for years to come. Trinity Of Falsehood is a scorcher…” – Dead Rhetoric

The thing that… separates THE KENNEDY VEIL from the pack is the fact that there are definite hooks among the relentless displays of technical prowess…” –

Combining an undercurrent of evil with the new-school ideal for technicality, THE KENNEDY VEIL really exemplifies what modern death metal is/should be moving towards… This is the type of death metal you happily put on repeat.” — Decoy Music



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Crowquill Records Sign Codas

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Crowquill Records is pleased to announce that they will be releasing the debut EP of CODAS, the post-metal project from Mario Quintero of Sleep Lady and Spotlights. The EP, which is titled Currents, is projected to be released in the spring of 2015.

Currents will consist of 4 tracks and is recommended for fans of bands such as Jesu, Nadja and Old Man Gloom.

Label CEO BJ Dierkes had the following to say about the signing:

Codas is one of those projects that comes along out of nowhere and just kicks you right in the gut.  Their debut EP “Currents” hits a sweet spot across an entire spectrum of influences and genres that have been masterfully melded together.  This stuff is on a whole other level, and we’re stoked to be working with them.

The label has released a teaser trailer for the album which can be viewed below or at this location:

The album cover for Currents can be seen below:

Codas - Currents - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33CMO

About Codas:

Codas is the solo project from New York-based Mario Quintero of Sleep Lady and Spotlights. A year after relocating from San Diego, CA, Codas began as an experiment in not over thinking things, as well as not being concerned with any specific sound or genre. Their debut EP “Currents” (Crowquill 2015) displays elements of post-rock, noise, and even the math-ier side of 90s post-hardcore, laced with influences of industrial, doom, and black metal.

Crowquill Records Online:




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PERSIAN METAL FESTIVAL 2015: Peace, Love And Rock In The Middle East

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Israeli, Iranian, Turkish and Arabic bands perform together to promote peace in the Middle East


In 1915 the Battle of Gallipoli wreaked havoc on Çanakkale, Turkey. The brutal war left over 100,000 Australian, European and Turkish soldiers dead in its wake, but resulted in the formation of the Republic of Turkey.

On the 100th anniversary of this carnage, March 28th-29th 2015, rock and metal bands from all corners of the Middle East are coming together at the very battlegrounds to forgo their differences and celebrate their love of heavy music at Persian Rock & Metal Festival.

Featuring headliners Orphaned Land (Israel) and Master of Persia (Iran), as well as a dozen other bands hailing from Dubai, Lebanon, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Georgia. Persian Rock and Metal Festival is defying tenacious governments and making for the truest underground festival in Middle Eastern history.


Orphaned Land (Israel)

Master of Persia (Iran)

Anuryzm (Dubai)

Phenomy (Lebanon)

Arallu (Israel)

Insistence (Turkey)

Mental Destruction (Bulgaria)

Natural Life (Georgia)

Dikey (Turkey)

Listana (Turkey)

Amot (Iran)

Plüton’u Kurtarmak (Turkey)

Papa C (Iran)

Persian Rock & Metal Festival Online:

Official Website


Buy Tickets 


Source: Dewar PR

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ENSLAVED – Begins North American Tour On March 5th; New Album Releases March 6th

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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ENSLAVED – Norway’s Metal warriors Enslaved will be touring North America, beginning March 5th in sunny San Diego, California. Enslaved’s tremendous and new studio album, In Times, will be released on March 6th in Europe, March 9th in the UK and March 10th in North America, via Nuclear Blast. Metal be thy name.

Tour dates and tickets at:


2015 Enslaved tour dates with Yob and Ecstatic Vision:

3/5 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
3/6 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
3/7 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
3/9 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
3/10 Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
3/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
3/14 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
3/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
3/17 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
3/19 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
3/20 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
3/21 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
3/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/23 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
3/24 Boston, MA @ Sinclair

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Posted in Metal, Music, rock music, metal bands with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Enforcer - From Beyond - promo album banner - 2015 - EMOM33

On February 27th, 2015 – Sweden’s ENFORCER releases their new studio album, From Beyond, via Nuclear Blast, in Europe. The fourth ENFORCER record comprises ten new tracks, all produced, mixed and mastered by the band itself. From Beyond will release in the UK on March 2nd and in the US on April 7th. Metal be thy name!

Check Out The Album Trailer For Far Beyond:



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On February 27th, 2015 – The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 from Five Finger Death Punch moves up 16 places to #136 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This awesome album has spent 55 weeks on this chart too. Whoa! FFDP is one helluva whiz-bang band. Yup.

Five Finger Death Punch - Wrong Side Of Heaven - Volume 1 - promo cover


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On February 27th, 1957, Adrian Smith was born in England. Happy Birthday, Adrian Smith! Hell yeah and Whoa! Adrian Smith is world-famous as a guitarist, co-songwriter and longtime member of the mighty IRON MAIDEN. Long live Adrian Smith! Long live IRON MAIDEN! Metal be thy name!


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