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Pagan Metal Orchestra VORNA To Release 2nd Full-Length Album In December: Album Information And Single Now Released!

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, metal music with tags , , , , on October 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The Finnish Pagan Metal band VORNA will release their second full length album ”Ei valo minua seuraa” (transl. ”No Light Follows Me”) on 4th December 2015. The album will be released through Inverse Records.

The album has been mixed by Tuomas Kokko from Electric Fox Studios (e.g. Swallow the Sun, Ghost Brigade) and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde from Virtalähde Mastering (e.g. Black Crucifixion, Alghazanth, Ghost Brigade). The album cover artworks have been designed by Jarno Lahti from Kaamos Illustration & Design (e.g. Pain, Hypocrisy, Before the Dawn).

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The lead-vocalist Vesa Salovaara shared a few words about the album recordings and about the actual album:

”This year has most certainly been Vorna’s busiest one to date and the whole album making process was quite intensive experience as well. The song material was constantly evolving from the earliest demo sessions in April all the way to the mixing which took place in July. As a result we think we’re holding our most mature, diverse and also, in a way, darkest album yet. Still, neither risks nor untamed intuitive ideas were avoided and we believe that one might find even somewhat surprising shades from it’s depths. Lyrically ”Ei valo minua seuraa” is dealing with quite universal and timeless themes. The story is fundamentally about a journey towards mental or spiritual equilibrium which is being torned by contradictive identities and generally estranged world.

”Jälkemme” represents the more straightforward approach of the album and that’s one of the reasons we chose it to be the first single. It’s quite a beast of a song and we believe it has a lot to offer in live environment. Come to our show and witness it yourself!”

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1. Harmaudesta (Away from Grey)
2. Jälkemme (Heritage)
3. Itsetön (Soul Shriven)
4. Sieluni varjossa (In the Nightside of Self)
5. Vaipunut (Of Life Descended)
6. Yksin (Alone)
7. Hiljaiset rauniot (Silent Ruins)

Check out the new ”Jälkemme” single from below:

VORNA will head out for a European tour in October. The shows in October are co-headlined with the German Black Metal titans Thyrgrim and the two shows in Sweden in November with the Swedish Folk/Viking Metal band Grimner. Below you may find all tour dates:

1.10.2015 – FI – Semifinal, Helsinki

2.10.2015 – FI – Katse, Jyväskylä + Thyrgrim (DE) & Enthring (FI)

3.10.2015 – FI – Varjobaari, Tampere + Thyrgrim (DE) & Nation Despair (FI)

9.10.2015 – DE – Helvete, Oberhausen + Thyrgrim (DE), Firtan (DE) & Kapala (DE)

10.10.2015 – DE – From Hell, Erfurt + Thyrgrim (DE), Heimdalls Wacht (DE) & Pestnebel (DE)

16.10.2015 – NL – dB’s, Utrecht + Thyrgrim (DE) & Nefast (NL)

17.10.2015 – NL – Boelie’s Pub, Winschoten + Thyrgrim (DE), Hemelbestormer (BE), Anasarca (DE) & Miscall (NL)

13.11.2015 – SWE – Palatset, Linköping + Grimner (SWE) & King of Asgard (SWE)

14.11.2015 – SWE – PSB, Stockholm + Grimner (SWE) & Apocalypse Orchestra (SWE)

21.11.2015 – FI – Dog’s Home, Tampere + Kivimetsän Druidi


For more info on VORNA:

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Source: Inverse Records





AKASAVA – Announce New Rituals, With Musical Rumblings In The Distance

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on October 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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French Occult Doom-rockers Akasava have announced new shows in their homeland, two in their local Le Havre and one in Rouen.

The band give an especial shout-out to Belgian doom lot Bathsheba, with whom they are playing in Le Havre. “We are honoured that we get to play with such an excellent band,” enthuses frontman Louis Hauguel.

He goes on to drop some further excellent news from the Akasava camp: the band are currently demoing new material that they are planning to record “beginning next year.” The songs follow an extremely well-received EP this year entitled Strange Aeons, which you can check out on Bandcamp here:

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The dates are as follows:

* 15/10/15 – Le Trois Pièces, Rouen + Flippin’ Hot + Cheap Wine (

* 16/10/15 – Mc Daid’s, Le Havre + BATHSHEBA

* 03/12/15 – Mc Daid’s, Le Havre + Astonia + Last Train (Facebook event to be announced)


Louis Hauguel – Vocals, Lyrics

Arnold Lucas – Guitars, Organ

Amélie Gavalda – Bass Guitar

David Touroul – Drums

Akasava online:

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Twitter –

“The Witch Is Rising” video:

Live video –


Source: Dewar PR






IRON MAIDEN – “The Book Of Souls World Tour” Update

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on September 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Iron Maiden Facebook:

The Book Of Souls World Tour will open in the U.S.A in late February with Ed Force One flying in for three shows before, in early March, heading into Central America visiting MEXICO, followed by a much-anticipated first ever concert in EL SALVADOR and a return to COSTA RICA. Ed Force One then proceeds into South America for concerts in ARGENTINA, CHILE and a number of shows in BRAZIL before flying back to the USA at the end of March for ten more cities covering the USA and, of course, CANADA in the first two weeks of April.

A long-awaited return to JAPAN follows later in April, and then the band are delighted to be playing their first ever shows in CHINA before heading to NEW ZEALAND and AUSTRALIA for a comprehensive tour during the first half of May. Shows in SOUTH AFRICA, Maiden’s first visit there with Bruce, will be the last port of call before Ed Force One heads to EUROPE for a very extensive tour starting in late May and finishing in early August.

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IRON MAIDEN – Bruce Dickinson Is Cover Feature For Decibel Magazine’s November 2015 Issue

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

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I guess I’m going to my local Barnes & Noble to buy this issue of Decibel! Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

This Decibel issue (#133) also features:

Deafheaven, Autopsy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Kylesa, W.A.S.P., Pentagram, plus the Decibel Hall of Fame: The making of Napalm Death’s From Enslavement to Obliteration. Also: With the Dead, Ramming Speed, Die Choking, Vhöl, Christian Mistress and Horrendous.

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On This Day In METAL History, September 27th… From HALFORD To ATREYU

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , on September 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

HALFORD "IV Made Of Metal" large promo album pic

On September 27th, 2010The Metal God and his band HALFORD had their studio album Halford IV: Made Of Metal released. One of my favorite Metal songs of all-time is on this fabulous album: Thunder And Lightning.

If that HALFORD song above doesn’t psyche-you-out, there is evidently a serious constipation issue that must be addressed.

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On September 27th, 2013 – The untouchable IRON MAIDEN performed at Estadio River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This was a concert on the Maiden England Tour. IRON MAIDEN Forever!

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On September 27th, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Long Live, from California’s ATREYU is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. ATREYU is BACK and WHOA!

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On September 27th, 2015 – Seattle’s BLACK BREATH have their newly released studio album, Slaves Beyond Death, ranked at #18 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Jumping juju beans!

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On September 27th, 2015 – The sensational HUNTRESS have their newly released studio album, Static, ranked at #21, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Holy freaking hell and yeah!






Greek Hard Rockers ONE YEAR DELAY To Release ‘Deep Breath’ On October 2nd via Pavement

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Pavement Music will release Deep Breath, the debut album from Greek Hard Rockers ONE YEAR DELAY, on October 2. Check out the first single “Truth, Dare, Despair” HERE or below:

On Deep Breath, O.Y.D. combine elements of Metal, Punk, Grunge and Rock ‘N Roll to create an enthralling Hard Rock experience. The album was co-produced with the legendary Toby Wright at  Sound Emporium Studios, in Nashville TN. Wright also mixed and engineered it. The album was mastered by Andrew Mendelson.

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Deep Breath – Track Listing:



Truth, Dare, Despair

Water Under the Bridge

Miss You

Try to Stay Alive

5m, 9k


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Source: ClawHammer PR

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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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