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OAK – S/T Debut EP Is: Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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OAK – This very cool band known as Oak are not your run-of-the-mill Stoner Rock meets Desert Rock outfit. Oak have absolutely entertained my brain with their self-titled debut EP. This four song EP was released back on November 15th of 2015. I fell for the grooves, the fuzz, the vocals, the bold riffage and sincerity of Oak from the very first listen. To me, Oak should be able to satisfy a vast majority of fans from 70’s Black Sabbath to The Sword, with Masters Of Reality in-between. Dig it.

Andrew Wisbey has damn strong vocals and I admire his ability to channel a touch of Ozzy Osbourne, Glenn Danzig and Rob Zombie. Andrew is an original, however. Hell yes, he is. Kevin Germain on guitar is happening, man! I love his post-psychedelic 70’s guitar tones and his monster licks; all which occur on each song.

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Photo Credit: Renatha Bianchi

Scott Masson on bass and Rob Emms on drums are two more reasons why their EP sounds so damn good. Nothing fancy, just straight-up, in-your-face with heavy beats this rhythm section serves up. I like to call Oak an underground, old-school Stoner Hard Rock band; hell, that’s what my ears and brain tells me anyways. Now go get yourself some Oak, below. Whoa.

OAK Band Bio:

Formed in the summer of 2015, London-based fuzz-heads Oak combine the bluesy groove of early British Rock acts like Cream with the spaced out Desert Rock of Kyuss and the aggression of Hardcore Punk Rock.

Their brand new self-titled EP was recorded completely live (withstanding a couple of vocal and guitar overdubs) in the space of 24 hours, using vintage gear and microphones to capture the raw sound of the bands they idolize.

Fronted by bearded mad-man Andy Valliant, Oak are itching to unleash their pummeling live show upon the British Stoner/Doom scene in the new year.


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Facebook: Oak





Canada’s VALYRIA Release “Steel Inquisition” Single

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Canadian Progressive/Melodic Death Metallers VALYRIA have released new single Steel Inquisition. The single follows 2014 debut album Collatus and can be purchased and/or streamed at or below:

Steel Inquisition is also streaming on YouTube at this location.

Hailing from the northern lands of Alberta, VALYRIA has crafted a unique brand of power-infused Progressive Death Metal. Influenced by bands like WINTERSUN, THE FACELESS, and DRAGONFORCE, VALYRIA seeks to explore new sonic terrain with technical drums, inspiring keyboards, and engaging guitar work. Coupled with memorable lyrics based on film, literature, and history, VALYRIA‘s music is a blistering and exhilarating listening experience whether live or in your headphones.

In other news, VALYRIA is proud to be competing in the Prairies stage of Wacken Metal Battle Canada. See them live in Edmonton on March 20!

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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BLOODTHIRST – Reveal “Glorious Sinners” Artwork & Track List

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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“The history of the papacy is full of dark chapters written in blood, corruption and immortality of those who professed to be the highest representatives of their god.”

Thrash/black metal outfit Bloodthirst have revealed the artwork and track list of their upcoming mini-album Glorious Sinners. The lyrics along with the artwork create a concept exposing of the deceitfulness of the Vatican hierarchy. Kontamination Design was in charge of the artwork and the whole graphic design of the release.

Glorious Sinners, which will include five brand new tracks, was recorded at Left Hand Sounds studio. The recording line-up features Rambo (guitar, vocals), Gregor (guitars, vocal), Rybosh (bass) and Mnt (drums).

The mini-album will be released through Pagan Records on April 8th, 2016 in standard CD and digital formats.

Glorious Sinners Track List:
1. The Viper’s Nest
2. The Reign Of The Antichrist
3. The Masterpiece Of Lie
4. No God Shall Stand Before The Pope
5. Sacco di Roma

Bloodthirst were formed in 1999 in the Goat City of Poznań, Poland. After a few demos & split releases they have signed to the highly acclaimed Pagan Records and released three full-length albums: Let Him Die (2007), Sanctity Denied (2009) and Chalice Of Contempt (2014). Their sound is based on the classical Thrash pounding and also widely influenced by Black and Death Metal of the 90s.

Over the years they have proven themselves in the Metal scene to be one of the most respected Polish Black/Thrash ensembles which in turn led to opportunities to perform with cult names such as Samael, Destroyer 666, Nunslaughter, Aura Noir, Kat, Vader and other respected Polish bands.

Never part of the pathetic “old-school” hype, always spitting in the face of the modern trend, the four emissaries of hellfire and malice, have trodden their own path of Hateful Antichristian Thrash. Having solidified their current line-up (with Gregor handling the second axe since 2015), holding their heads up high and proudly drinking to the diabolical, Bloodthirst are ready to unleash Glorious Sinners.

Check out the title track from their album Chalice of Contempt (2014):

2001 – End Is the Beginning (demo)
2003 – Forgotten Years of Killing (demo)
2004 – Thrash Live (Live album)
2005 – Hellish/Bloodthirst (split)
2005 – Satanic Live Devastation (split)
2005 – Hell Bestial Desecration (split)
2006 – Thrash Metal Blitzkrieg Vol. II (split)
2006 – Discography (compilation)
2007 – Let Him Die (full-length)
2009 – Infernal Thrashing Kömmandments (split)
2009 – Sanctity Denied (2009)
2011 – Żądza Krwi (mCD)
2014 – Chalice of Contempt (full-length)
2016 – Glorious Sinners (mCD)


Source: Dewar PR

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Swedish Death Dealers INTERMENT Releasing “Scent of the Buried” On Dark Descent, April 1st

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Swedish chainsaw-cadavers INTERMENT once again unravel the hellish mausoleum with the group’s latest scorcher Scent Of The Buried! The band’s sophomore album will be released April 1st, on Dark Descent Records.

Six years and a few line-up changes later, INTERMENT came back more savage than ever at the peak of the current Swedish Death Metal scene, with hints of the band showing maturity and dynamism, while without ever losing their integrity as a no-holds-barred primal beast. In murderous HM-2 SweDeathmachine we trust.

Recorded and mixed by the legendary Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studio, Stockholm (Nihilist, Entombed, Dismember, Grave, Desultory, etc) and mastering duties handled by Demonical frontman Sverker ‘Widda’ Widgren at Wing Studios (Diabolical, Demonical, Centinex, Nidsang, Setherial, etc). Featuring the extremely frightful artwork of Juanjo Castellano (Portrait, Revel In Flesh, Avulsed, etc).

Track List:

1. Death and Decay
2. Sinister Incantation
3. Chalice of Death
4. Repugnant Funeral
5. Scent of The Buried
6. Rise of The Dead
7. Unholy Upheaval
8. Dawn of Blasphemy
9. Skullcrushing Carnage
10. Nailed to the Grave

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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BORIS – Announces US Tour Dates

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Japanese Drone/Stoner/Experimental veterans BORIS have announced a run of US tour dates this coming April surrounding Gensho, their new collaborative Relapse release with noise legend MERZBOW. The tour will see the band playing eight shows across the American Southwest and West Coast. A full itinerary is available below.

4/29/2016 Levitation Fest – Austin, TX
4/30/2016 Carson Creek – Austin, TX
5/01/2016 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
5/02/2016 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
5/03/2016 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
5/05/2016 The New Parish – Oakland, CA
5/06/2016 Strummers – Fresno, CA
5/07/2016 The Glass House – Pomona, CA

BORIS with MERZBOW‘s forthcoming collaboration is due out March 18th via Relapse Records. Named after the Japanese word for “phenomenon,” Gensho is a unique release featuring over one hundred and fiifty minutes of new music spread across two CDs and four LPs (available as two separate 2XLP sets or a deluxe 4xLP edition). The BORIS songs are percussion-less reinventions of classic tracks from the band’s storied catalog, while MERZBOW‘s songs are entirely new compositions.

You can now stream BORIS‘s “Heavy Rain” alongside MERZBOW‘s “Goloka Pt. 2” via Rolling Stone at THIS LOCATION. The tracks are also available for streaming separately. Additionally, a trailer of new music and a live music video of the two artists performing the songs “Huge” and “Planet Of The Cows” together can be viewed HERE and HERE respectively.

Physical preorders are available via Relapse at THIS LOCATION, and digital preorders can be found at Bandcamp HERE.

BORIS & Relapse online:

Facebook: Boris


Source: Earsplit PR






Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Feb. 10, 2016, PHILADELPHIA – Portland’s Red Fang has announced a new run of North American dates this coming April, which will see the band playing venues across the U.S. West Coast and British Columbia with support from Golden Void, Bison and Black Wizard on select dates. Red Fang recently celebrated its tenth anniversary with a trio of Northwestern U.S. performances.

The band returns to the studio later this month, recording the follow-up to Whales & Leeches with famed producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure, Sepultura) and mixing handled by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Melvins, Tool). Red Fang will trek from Portland to Robinson’s Venice, Calif. studio with two shows en route: Feb. 17 at Jub Jub’s in Reno and Feb. 18 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz.

Red Fang Live:
Feb 17 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s
Feb 18 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst

April 6 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones*
April 7 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar*
April 9 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s – Desert Generator Festival^
April 13 Victoria, BC Distrikt#
April 14 Vancouver, BC Venue#
April 15 Whistler, BC Merlin’s$
April 16 Tacoma, WA Real Art

*w/ Golden Void
^w/ Brant Bjork, Acid King, Ecstatic Vision, Golden Void
#w/ Bison & Black Wizard
$w/ Black Wizard

Whales & Leeches was released in October 2013 via Relapse Records. The 11-song album landed the band on The Late Show with David Letterman and in a world of trouble in the zombie-infused video for “Blood Like Cream,” which featured guest Fred Armisen (view it now at THIS LOCATION).  Alternative Press said Whales & Leeches was “bigger, bolder, heavier, catchier and even more savagely fun.” Hear Whales & Leeches in full via the band’s Bandcamp page HERE or below:


Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

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THUNDERSTONE “Apocalypse Again” – New Studio Album Releases On April 1st, 2016, via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the THUNDERSTONE Facebook:

THUNDERSTONErs! This is it! Our sixth studio album, APOCALYPSE AGAIN is now available for pre-order! The explosive cover art was designed by the mighty Thomas Ewerhard, who also worked with us on the first three albums. We’ve got nine new songs for you, ranging from fast sing along choruses to heavier stuff, and everything in between. The release date for the album is 1 April 2016, and the single THE PATH and an accompanying video will be released on 10 February 2016. Go get your copy now!

Track List:
1.Veterans Of The Apocalypse
2.The Path
3.Fire And Ice
4.Through The Pain
5.Walk Away Free
8.Days Of Our Lives
9.Barren Land



Pasi Rantanen – Vocals

Nino Laurenne – Guitar

Titus Hjelm – Bass

Jukka Karinen – Keyboards

Atte Palokangas – Drums

THUNDERSTONE are from Finland.



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