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Vermont’s BARISHI Release ‘Endless Howl’ EP

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

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Dynamic Vermont Metallers BARISHI have just released the Endless Howl EP, the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed self-titled full-length. The band’s new effort is a brilliant mix of progressive metal dynamics and inventive hardcore harshness that is at once creative, melodic, and captivating.  The Endless Howl EP is streaming in its entirety and available for purchase at:

The BARISHI sound is indeed one of depth and breadth. In a review of the self-titled debut, Andy Synn of described it as “avant-garde prog-metal, one which mixes Intronaut’s more melodic and psychedelic tendencies with the hardcore bite and bitterness of Poison The Well and the same sort of autistic-savant creativity of Ihsahn’s solo output.” New Noise Magazine’s Eric May spoke in broader terms of the band’s promise and potential in writing that “it’s going to be something that makes fans of everything from Dream Theater to the Dillinger Escape Plan to Enslaved happy.” Get the picture? And that was the sound of a band just getting started. On Endless Howl, BARISHI not only delivers on the promise of that debut, they take it to a whole other plane of existence.

Endless Howl was recorded and mixed by Brian Westbrook at PDP Recording.

Check out the official video for album track “Smoke from the Earth” at this location.

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Barishi is making their mark in the New England metal scene and beyond. Formed in 2010 as an instrumental three-piece know as Atlatl they began writing songs influenced by fusion and progressive music. Their style quickly started getting heavier and darker while retaining some progressive influence, thus forging their own style of heavy psychedelic metal. In 2012 they found a wayward vocalist wandering the streets of Keene New Hampshire; bringing him into the fold they found that his sound melded excellently with theirs.

Thus, Barishi was born! Earth shattering grooves combined with savage vocals completed the sound that could only be born in the verdant mountains of Southern Vermont. With their debut self-titled album and this year’s Endless Howl EP, Barishi is truly a force to be reckoned with. Prepare yourself to be pummeled and thunderstruck with ecstatic Metal from the ancient hills of New England.



Sascha Simms – Vocals

Graham Brooks – Guitar

Jonathan Kelley – Bass

Dylan Blake – Drums


Source: ClawHammer PR

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BEHEMOTH – To Release Official Biography Via Metal Blade Records

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

Behemoth - Biography - promo book pic - #2015BMO

Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors by Łukasz Dunaj serves as the definitive BEHEMOTH biography. The book, officially blessed, or rather damned, by BEHEMOTH, serves as an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band. As Dunaj points out in the intro, this isn’t, “Poland’s response to Motley Crüe’s biography The Dirt.” Simply put, Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors is the story of BEHEMOTH, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland, Poland.

A 490-page, hardcover tome that is being released by Metal Blade Records in February, Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former members that provide context and details in addition to the author’s narrative, plus interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, and more. The artistically presented pages are splattered with old photos of the band, flyers, lyric sheets etc. Preorders are available now at, and include a bundle with an exclusive shirt available ONLY with this preorder. The passages below serve as previews of the book.

From the foreword by Krzysztof Azarewicz: “If, as a cultural anthropologist, I were to point to a single cosmic force which BEHEMOTH’s music expresses, I would name it not Satan but Dionysus. A deity that represents not only the intoxicating influence of cosmic energies and earthly benefits, but also their benevolent healing properties. A deity of strength and pride. A deity of creative might.”

Nergal discusses the acquisition of his first electric guitar: “The first communion was a very important moment for me. I know this sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. Of course, not as a religion experience – I didn’t understand anything and couldn’t care less. Same as all the other kids. We all stood there with our votive candles and waited for one thing. Cash. The first communion must be one moment when you get the most money you’re ever going to get as a child. And for this money, I bought myself my first electric guitar. Not a bike, no Legos – a guitar.”

In related news, BEHEMOTH is currently leveling stages throughout North America on a mammoth co-headlining tour with legendary death metal practitioners/labelmates, Cannibal Corpse. The month-long Winter live takeover kicks off today in New Orleans, Louisiana and will wind its way through nearly three-dozen cities, coming to a close on March 7th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support comes from two of Sweden’s finest metal exports: Aeon and Tribulation.

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BEHEMOTH w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation:

1/28/2015 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
1/29/2015 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
1/30/2015 Mohawk – Austin, TX
1/31/2015 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
2/02/2015 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2015 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/05/2015 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2015 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2015 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2015 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/10/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/11/2015 Comodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/13/2015 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
2/14/2015 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
2/16/2015 The Garric – Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2015 Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/20/2015 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2015 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2015 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2015 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2015 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2015 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2015 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2015 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2015 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2015 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2015 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2015 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015.


Source: Earsplit PR





On This Day In METAL History, January 27th – Starring: Mötley Crüe, Megadeth, Slipknot and… Pat Boone?

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Caird Hall - Scotland - january 27 - 1973 ticket - MO

On January 27th, 1973 – The incredible Led Zeppelin performed at Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland, UK. Their fifth studio album, Houses Of The Holy, would be released two months later. Whoa!

Sweet - Blockbuster - 45rpm - promo pic - #1973TSMO

On this day in 1973 – (The) Sweet saw their hit, Blockbuster, sitting at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, where it spent five straight weeks.

Motley Crue - Dr Feelgood - promo cover pic - #1980S

On January 27th, 1990 – Mötley Crüe’s hit Kickstart My Heart sits at #27, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. The song is featured on their fifth studio album, released in 1989: Dr. Feelgood.

Pat Boone - In A Metal Mood - No More Mr Nice Guy - promo album cover pic - #1997MOPB

On this day in 1997Pat Boone appeared on the American Music Awards sporting (badass) leather attire and a studded collar to promote his new studio album In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy. This album featured cover songs of Hard Rock and Metal; with Jazz and Big Band music styles. No, I do not own this album and never will.

Pat Boone, alongside the legendary and much more credible Alice Cooper, presented the award for the Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist to Metallica. This edition of the American Music Awards featured live performances by Metallica and Mötley Crüe.

Megadeth - Gigantour - 2012 - promo flyer - #MO

On January 27th, 2012 – The mighty MEGADETH performed at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. MEGADETH were the headline act on their very own Gigantour 2012. The legendary Motörhead were also featured on this tour, with Volbeat and Lacuna Coil as support.

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

On January 27th, 2015Slipknot’s fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter, rests at #149 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This significant album from Slipknot has spent thirteen consecutive weeks on this chart, while debuting at #1.






DEHUMAN – To Release ‘Graveyard of Eden’ On Kaotoxin Records March 9th / Announce Spanish Tour

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Dehuman - Graveyard Of Eden - promo cover pic - #2014DMO1

Belgium Death Metallers DEHUMAN will release Graveyard Of Eden on Kaotoxin Records March 9, followed by the North American and digital release on March 10, as a limited edition (500 copies) first press deluxe three-panels DigiSleeve CD. Featuring an exclusive bonus track, the LP version will be available on April 13 (April 14 in North America) both as a 100-copy collector edition on white vinyl (band and label exclusive) and 400 copies on black vinyl.

After the release of their 2012 debut full-length Black Throne of All Creation, four European tours with the likes of Master and Agathocles and many festival appearances, DEHUMAN are back with a ferociously raging and ravaging second full-length produced at both the Blackout Studio (Enthroned, Emptiness…) and Sainte Marthe Studio (Arkhon Infaustus, DEEP IN HATE, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION).

Dehuman - Graveyard Of Eden - promo cover pic - #2014DMO1

Preorders will start on February 9, exclusively at, and will come with exclusive special package deals including a new line of t-shirts, girlies and hoodies.

Right after the official release party on March 13 at Le Biplan in Lille (Facebook Event) with label mates SAVAGE ANNIHILATION and INFECTED SOCIETY, DEHUMAN will embark on a Spanish tour with Hungary’s GraveCrusher and Spain’s Riot of Violence. Scroll down for tour dates.

Graveyard Of Eden – Track List:

Sepulcher of Malevolence

Crypts of Blood

Obedience to Pestilence

Invocation of Sublime Death

Cries of Nihility*

Temple of Lust and Fire

Cerebro Veneficium

Ov Madness

Goddess of Sins

*LP bonus track

Dehuman - Gravecrusher - Spain Tour Flyer - #2015DMOG


Source: ClawHammer PR

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KEEP OF KALESSIN – Norwegian Black Metal Legion To Release New Full-Length In North America, Via Indie Recordings Next Month

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Keep Of Kalessin - Epistemology - promo cover pic - #2015KOKMO

Two-time Norwegian Grammy nominees, KEEP OF KALESSIN, will unleash their long-anticipated new full-length in North America next month via Indie Recordings.

Titled Epistemology, the eight-track offering, and first KEEP OF KALESSIN studio output in five years, finds the acclaimed black metal unit now conjuring their sonic wrath as a trio. Make no mistake, however. The indisputable power of these three musical craftsmen translates perfectly on the band’s most diverse recording to date.

As grandiose as a Peter Jackson battle scene bedecked with fire-breathing dragons and treacherous mountains draped in guitars and drums of doom, Epistemology highlights the true guitar virtuosity of vocalist/guitarist Obsidian C. From bone-scraping riffs and sweeping solos, to smooth, melodic passages swathed in warm, poignant tones backed by the military precision of bassist Wizziac and drummer Vyl, KEEP OF KALESSIN anno 2015 is heading out for greatness!

Simply and accurately crowned a, “flawless release from KEEP OF KALESSIN,” by Metal Wani in an early review of the record, Epistemology — a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge; fuses the prime qualities of traditional ’80s heavy metal, thrash, death and black metal into a smouldering album that is at once epic and extreme; brutal and elegant; engaging and empowering!

Epistemology Track Listing:

  1. Cosmic Revelation (Intro)
  2. The Spiritual Relief
  3. Dark Divinity
  4. The Grand Design
  5. Necropolis
  6. Universal Core
  7. Introspection
  8. Epistemology

KEEP OF KALESSIN‘s Epistemology will be available in North America digitally and on CD on February 24th, 2015 via Indie Recordings with track teasers to be unveiled in the weeks to come.


Source: Earsplit PR

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG – “Tygers Sessions: The First Wave” Album Cover Art And “Gangland” Promo Music Clip Revealed!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Tygers Of Pan Tang - Tygers Sessions - The First Wave - promo cover pic - #2015TOPPMO

Above album cover artwork by Italian illustrator: Roberto Toderico.

New Tygers Of Pan Tang promo clip: “Gangland” – taken from the forthcoming CD album “Tygers Sessions: The First Wave” – coming soon on Skol Records! PLEASE SHARE!

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Robb Weir – guitars

Jacopo Meille – vocals

Micky Crystal – guitars

Gav Gray – bass

Craig Ellis – drums & percussion



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UNEARTH – 2015 World Tour Dates

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Unearth - Watchers Of Rule - promo album cover pic - #2014UEMO

As reported on the Unearth Official Facebook:

We will be supporting our new album WATCHERS OF RULE in 2015 with a World Tour. Just a few of the dates have been announced so far, but chances are we will see you all this year. Thank YOU all for your undying support of our albums and tours! See you on the road.

2015 Confirmed Shows And Festivals. Many more to come.

February 19 – Denver, Colorado at the Marquis Theater

February 20 – Edmonton, Alberta at Union Hall (GOTF Fest)

February 21 – Wood Buffalo, Alberta at The Den

March 4 – Nagoya, Japan at Apollo Base

March 5 – Tokyo Japan at O-East

March 6 – Osaka, Japan at Drop

March 8 – Jakarta, Indonesia at Hammersonic Jakarta International Metal Festival

May 2 – Meerhout, Belgium at GROEZROCK

May 5 – Annecy, France at Brise Glase

May 8 – Dunkerque, France at Les 4 Ecluses

May 29 – Nürburg, Germany at Grüne Hölle – Rockfestival am Nürburgring

May 30 – München, Germany at Rockavaria

July 19 – Tolmin, Slovenia at Metaldays 2015


Watchers of Rule is out now Worldwide. You can grab a copy from our Webstores, in stores or most online retailers.

MerchNOW Webstore –…/187926/unearth-deluxe-cd

Webstore –…/unearth-watchers-of-rule-ltd-dig…


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