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French Occult Rockers Akasava Announce Debut EP “Strange Aeons”

Posted in Metal, Music, progressive metal, rock music with tags , , on January 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Akasava, new faces to the occult-psych metal scene, will release their début ritual EP Strange Aeons in the late spring of 2015. The French have a pedigree in music almost as notable as their taste in film. So when one draws from the other, you can be sure the atmosphere is electric. Make no mistake, occult rockers Akasava pick their influences well: the playful surrealism of Jean Rollin (The Shiver of the Vampires/The Nude Vampire) meets the 70s horror of Jess Franco (Vampyros Lesbos/Exorcism). Musically speaking, Akasava also draw from that hazy era of psych and prog in the 60s and 70s. Extraordinary bands ahead of their time, such as 13th Floor Elevators, Jacula and Devil Doll, clash with more modern acts like Blood Ceremony, Purson and Kadavar.

Despite adoring this occult and ancient sound, Akasava are as fresh-faced as they come: they formed in July 2014, four highly motivated souls finding much common ground, and quickly joining forces to jam out the creativity within them. Now, less than a year later, an EP is coming to light. Entitled Strange Aeons, it’s as much an homage to that era as it is pushing the sound forward in new and intriguing directions.

Akasava - publicity photo - #2015AMO01

Akasava Are:

Louis Hauguel – Vocals, Lyrics
Arnold Lucas – Guitars, Organ
Amélie Gavalda – Bass Guitar
David Touroul – Drums

Digital release is set for late Spring, while a single is scheduled for March.

Bands Links:


Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/akasavaofficial

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5kNHITAE4VeS72p42CTREQ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Akasava_band


Dewar PR Links
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cdewarpr

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dewarpr

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Source: Dewar PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AKASAVA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Drummer Sean Lang Offers FREE DOWNLOAD Of ‘Dyatlov’ From Prog Metal Project SEVEN YEAR STORM

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music with tags , , , on January 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Sean Lang - Seven Year Storm - publicity pic - #2015MO

Seven Year Storm, the Vancouver-based instrumental Progressive Metal band created by freelance drummer/instructor Sean Lang with added support from guitar-wizard and good friend Dean Lamb (Archspire) is offering fans a FREE song download of ‘Dyatlov’ from ‘Aion I’, the first of two EPs set for release in 2015.

“This is the first single off of ‘Aion I’, entitled “Dyatlov.” It features Dean Lamb of Archspire on lead guitar and I’m proud to finally release it. I’m making it available for free, so please share it around! ‘Aion I’ drops February 24th.”

FREE DOWNLOAD – ‘Dyatlov’ – 

https://sevenyearstorm.bandcamp.com/track/dyatlov-single

Pre-order for a limited edition CD here.

To watch a teaser video for ‘Aion I’, please visit the following link here or watch below:

Seven Year Storm - Aion I promo cover pic - #2015SYSMO

Track Listing: Aion I

 Morphogenesis 4:58

 Dyatlov 4:28

 Virtue 4:30

 Nazca Lines 5:23

 Blue Car Syndrome 6:47

 EP Length: 26:08

ABOUT:

Initially never planning to release his music compositions beyond the borders of just song writing, freelance drummer/instructor Sean Lang was urged by his circle of musician friends whom heard his material to take his creativity to the next level.

The outcome is Seven Year Storm, which showcases Lang’s unique sound, music arrangements written entirely by him plus guitarist Dean Lamb (Archspire) whom handles all of the mind-bending guitar leads and solos. Everything comes together into songs that are tight and heavy, melodic and groovy, technical yet memorable.

To get these works of art off the studio floor, Lang launched an Indiegogo campaign (video can be viewed here) to raise the necessary investment to complete the first collection of songs, which will be released in 2015 as two EPs: Aion I and Aion II.

For more info, please visit the following link: www.seanlang.com.

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Source: Asher Media Relations

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SEAN LANG.

LONG LIVE SEVEN YEAR STORM.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

Stone.

Progressive Metallers id. Streaming EP Title Track ‘Sagittarius A'; EP Due Out February 10th

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

id. - sagittarius a - promo single cover pic - #2015id

With songwriting that is a progressive, heavy and catharsis, Vancouver, BC’s id. is a multi-layered metal force. Inspired by Sigmund Freud’s theory on the levels of the human psyche, the band’s front line introduction of their subconscious tendencies is unleashed in their debut EP ‘Sagittarius A’ due out Feb 10, 2014.

Song Stream – Sagittarius A - http://idmusic9.bandcamp.com/album/sagittarius-a

Written by guitarist Alex Dubreuil with words backed by Jason Pennington, the EP touches on topics such as inner struggle, world views, self-awareness to what’s beyond in outer space.

“We want people to connect with our message and enjoy the diversity of our sound. The music has evolved from quite unstructured abstract ideas to come around to find a comfort zone with no borders.” comments vocalist Jason Pennington.

Employing a style that is different compared to other progressive bands, id. transcend genres in their four track debut, which features Vancouver Metal scene veterans lyricist and vocalist Jason Pennington (Makaria), drummer Kris DeBoer (Grudge, Infernal Majesty, Artep), rhythm guitarist Tyson Araszewski (AutumnEx) and guitarist Alex Dubreuil (My Own Chaos) who also does bass on the EP.

With more songs in their arsenal for a full length to follow their EP and influenced by bands such as Opeth, Mastodon, Devin Townsend, Gojira, and Augury, id is sharing with metallers what’s to come as they push forward to put themselves on the map.

id. - sagittarius a - promo single cover pic - #2015id

Band Fact: The story behind the EP Title: ‘Sagittarius A’ is the name of the black hole in the center of our galaxy. The idea comes from a fundamental belief in a scientific world view, free of religious influence and tyranny. It outlines how people are susceptible to believe things without evidence if it appeals to their vanity, as opposed to being presented with evidence and being able to accept something that is inherently contradictory to their intuition.

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Track Listing – id. – Sagittarius A

  1. The Greatest Secret Never Told (3:58)
  2. Humanity’s Cry (5:36)
  3. id.entity (6:01)
  4. Sagittarius A (5:57)

EP Length: 21:34

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

* For more info on id., click below:

Facebook | Bandcamp

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Long Live id.

Long Live Metal.

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ENSLAVED – NEW ALBUM “IN TIMES” DETAILS ANNOUNCED

Posted in Metal, music news, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Enslaved - In Times - promo album cover pic - #2015EBM

‘IN TIMES’ will be the title of the thirteenth studio album by Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED. Hand-painted artwork is by long-time collaborating artist and “sixth ENSLAVED member” Truls Espedal. The album will be released on March 6 (Europe) and March 10, 2015 (N. America).

ENSLAVED guitarist & composer Ivar Bjørnson shares the following about the band’s latest creation:

“I was so deep into the songs and ideas for such a long time (or have my head so far up my own a**, if you prefer more direct language) that it is hard to have any ‘opinions’ about them that is anything else than the high-flying mumbo-jumbo of the introvert song-smith. The songs are extensions of my inner and outer life, the thoughts I am aware of having, as well as those that lie too deep to register in everyday consciousness. The songs are the resounds of grandiose altered states and mundane tiny micro-events. In addition, they are, of course, also the result of inspiration from other music and art. I do think this new album is the most consistent body of work we have so far: It incorporates our ‘blacker’ past with our influences from prog rock, our present sense of absolute freedom, and the joy of being in this band, if that makes any sense… Ha, ha, ha. It is higher in energy, more aggressive, yet more beautiful and subtle. It simply sounds inspired.”

Enslaved - Large Logo - B&W

The track listing for IN TIMES is:

01 – Thurisaz Dreaming

02 – Building With Fire

03 – One Thousand Years Of Rain

04 – Nauthir Bleeding

05 – In Times

06 – Daylight

The new album’s total running time is fifty-three minutes.

Main recordings for In Times took place at Duper Studios to Solslottet Studio in Bergen, Norway with additional recordings sessions at Conclave & Earshot Studios (presided over by ENSLAVED members Larsen and Ice Dale), and Ivar Bjørnson’s Peersonal Sound Studios. Additional experimentation and sonic exploration was conducted deep in the woods of Valevåg south of Bergen where a mobile studio recorded additional sounds.

IN TIMES was produced by band members Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson & Herbrand Larsen together with Iver Sandøy. Mixing was completed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.

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Source: Enslaved Facebook

* For more info on ENSLAVED:

www.facebook.com/enslaved

www.twitter.com/enslavedband

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ENSLAVED.

Stone.

ISIS REISSUE “OCEANIC” ON NOV. 4th

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Isis - Oceanic - promo album cover pic - remastered - 2014

RE-MASTERED RELEASE INCLUDES NEW PACKAGING

San Francisco – ISIS reissue a remastered version of Oceanic, the band’s 2002 album, on Nov. 4th via Ipecac Recordings.

Oceanic was Terrorizer’s album of the year for 2002 and in a multi-page “Hall of Fame” article discussing the influence of the nine-song release, Decibel Magazine said “Unlike Celestial’s outright anger and brutality, Oceanic was expansive, inviting and in many respects, the opposite of its forebearer. Surely, it was still Isis, for Aaron Turner’s howl and the group’s undulating tumult still played a significant role in how they communicated, but the collective had aged, learned to open up and, as you will learn, smoked Boston out of its reefer reserves. With tracks like opener ‘The Beginning and the End,’ the body/mind-moving ‘False Light’ and the exceptional ‘Weight’ —with Maria Christopher’s fey voice leading the despondent charge— Oceanic was, for all intents and purposes, a sea change moment for Isis.”

“With the Oceanic remaster I feel we’ve saved the best for last,” explained drummer Aaron Harris.  “The clarity that’s been revealed in these songs was surprising even to me. I’ve heard these songs probably thousands of times. When I listened to the remastered version of “Weight” it was like I was back in the studio recording the song. I also noticed a lot of new detail in Jeff’s bass guitar, and energy in the guitars. I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many times.”

A Soundcloud stream of the remastered version of “The Beginning and the End” is available here:

The band, in partnership with Ipecac Recordings, has previously reissued re-mastered versions of Celestial, Panopticon and TemporalMika Jussila remastered Oceanic and artwork revisions were handled by Aaron Turner.

ISIS’ final studio album was Wavering Radiant, which was released in the spring of 2009. The group disbanded in 2010.

Oceanic – Track Listing:

The Beginning and the End

The Other

False Light

Carry

Maritime

Weight

From Sinking

Hym

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ISIS:

Facebook: Isis the band

http://www.isistheband.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE MUSIC LEGACY OF ISIS.

LONG LIVE METAL. 

Stone.

VANISH “Come To Wither” – Releases October 24th; Instant Track Download With iTunes Pre-Order

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Vanish - Come To Wither - promo cover pic - 2014 - #4599

Pre-order Vanish‘s new album Come To Wither on iTunes and get the instant grat track Silence right away!

Pre-order here: http://geni.us/VanishCTWiTunes

Vanish - Come To Wither - promo album banner - cd release - 2014

VANISH:

Bastian Rose – Vocals, Keys

Philipp Schönle – Guitar

Thomas Rösch – Guitar

Daniele Dei Giudici – Bass

Ralf Nopper – Drums

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VANISH are from Stuttgart, Germany.

* For more info on VANISH:

Website: http://www.vanish-metal.com

Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014

Website: http://www.massacre-records.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE VANISH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

THIRD ION – Announce Canadian Tour Dates

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Third Ion - Canadian Tour - September 2014 - promo flyer

Prog Metal outfit THIRD ION, featuring former members of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and INTO ETERNITY, have announced a string of dates that will see the band hitting six Canadian cities later this month.

Guitarist Justin Bender comments: “We are so stoked to bring our nerdy brand of prog metal to western Canada! It’s been a crazy year getting this band off the ground and with an album nearly finished, we need a break, so we decided to hit the road. Join us and all the exceptionally killer bands that are opening each show, for our debut shows in six cities!”

Dates are as follows:

09/11 Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo (w/ Grand Master and Dissolution)

09/12 Regina, SK @ The Exchange (w/ Magnetic and Room 333)

09/13 Red Deer, AB @ The Vat (w/ Demise Without Reason, Valria, Plaguebringer, Wraith Risen)

09/14 Calgary, AB @ Lord Nelson’s (w/ Kyoktys and Illuminated Minerva)

09/15 Edmonton, AB @ Rendezvous (w/ The Noumenon and The Universe Machine)

09/17 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret (w/ Omnisphere and Wolfbourne)

Third Ion - promo band pic - 2014 - #99193

THIRD ION:

Justin Bender – Guitar, Aaron Edgar – Drums, Mike Young – Bass, Tyler Gilbert – Vocals

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For a taste of what’s in store, THIRD ION has posted a full studio performance video of the song “Zero Mass.” Watch the video below:

THIRD ION is putting the finishing touches on their debut full-length, 13/8Bit. The band recently posted the lead single off the album, “Capitol Spill,” – check it out below!

THIRD ION is the product of a mutual love of prog, video games, and science. The debut album will contain eight to ten songs, including the title track which is written entirely in 13/8 time signature. 8-Bit musical renditions of every song will be released as well, to pay homage to their 1980s classic gaming inspirations.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on THIRD ION:

Website: www.thirdion.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thirdion

YouTube: www.youtube.com/3rdion

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THIRD ION.

LONG LIVE PROG METAL.

Stone.

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