PSYCHOMANCER “Inject The Worms” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in album reviews, Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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PSYCHOMANCER have released their new studio album, Inject The Worms, back on April 7th, 2015, via Orchestrated Misery Recordings. Proving that the Midwest is and (hopefully) forever will be a nurturing habitat for underground Death Metal, Psychomancer have unleashed 6 songs of terror that I have embraced, within my Metal world, like a long-lost and cuddly goat. I don’t know where my dependency to Death Metal came from; perhaps it is due to my lifetime infatuation with monsters Or maybe due to my 8 years of Parochial schooling back during the 70’s? All the same, I am a content fan of Death Metal, due to the overwhelming choices of bands and albums that are out in the world today.

Inject The Worms is my first introduction to Psychomancer; this band originally formed around 1998. What always catches my eye first, when shopping around for Death Metal are the album cover’s artwork. The more grotesque the Death Metal cover art doesn’t always equate to the best music heard within, in my Metal opinion. The cover art for Inject The Worms (see above) is both old-school and morbidly fun for my taste; it’s not insanely gut spilling nor repulsive. The less is more mantra for cover art kicks right in here, folks. Thus, I really dig this album cover art.

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The 2015 band lineup for Psychomancer are: founding member Duston Bullard on bass and vocal duties, with new members Corey Blackstad on drums and guitarist Curt Hutchison on rhythm and lead guitars. Every delicious sonic nuance in which die-hard Death Metal fans look for is readily heard on Inject The Worms. Quaking bass, blast beats, earth shattering double bass and sadistic growling vocals; with plenty of psycho speed-driven guitar and rhythmic magic. Doom infested riffing and sludgy bass chugging is featured on this album as well. The acoustic guitar intro and haunting chants on Abhorrent Wings Of Decay are both a surprise and successful musical elements; too often Death Metal bands can become too predictable. I love it when a Death Metal band can add that something extra to an album.

I honestly believe every fan of Six Feet Under, Obituary, Suffocation and Cannibal Corpse will be licking their chops while listening to this Psychomancer album. Hell, I sure did. What does licking your chops mean anyways? Onward we go. There are melodic Death Metal moments to hear on this album too, with the intro to the title track being a very good candidate to point out. Inject The Worms has proven to be a winner for my Death Metal tastes and it’s all about these 6 songs not sounding alike. I can not say enough about the hell-raising vocals of Duston Bullard and with the overall musicianship from Psychomancer. Inject The Worms is an album I very highly recommend to all my Death Metal brethren. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Inject The Worms – Track Listing:

01 – In Shackles Insane

02 – Just Another Victim

03 – Inject The Worms

04 – Bastards Burn

05 – Abhorrent Wings Of Decay

06 – Chant Of The War Demons

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* For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/Psychomancertheband

http://www.orchestratedmisery.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PSYCHOMANCER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 24th… From The Who To Metallica

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Who - Pinball Wizard - 45rpm - promo pic - 1969 - #0524TWMO

On May 24th, 1969The Who peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit: Pinball Wizard. This marked the fourth top forty single for The Who, in the United States. Whoa! The Who forever! Yeah!

Van Halen "Van Halen" large promo album pic!

On May 24th, 1978 – The Van Halen self-titled debut album was certified Gold by the RIAA. This incredible album went on to sell 10 million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Whoa, man! Long live Van Halen!

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On May 24th, 1991Guns N’ Roses began their Use Your Illusion Tour at the Alpine Valley Music Theater, in East Troy, Wisconsin. This GNR tour went on until July of 1993. Um, who cares? I sure don’t.

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On May 24th, 2005Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne put their Beverly Hills home up for sale. This was the same home featured on their hit reality television show: The Osbournes. Who eventually purchased this famous and very expensive house? None other than Pop star Christina Aguilera. In other words, who cares.

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On May 24th, 2015 – The newly released EP from California’s INCUBUS debuts at #1, on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart. Whoa, again!

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On May 24th, 2015Metallica Master Of Puppets is ranked at #149, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This amazing album has spent 83 non-consecutive weeks on this chart, peaking at #29. Master Of Puppets is the third studio album from Metallica, released back in 1986. I love this Metallica album… just as much as I love to breathe. Metal be thy name! – Stone

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

DEIVOS “Theodicy” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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On February 15th, 2015, Poland’s DEIVOS released their fourth studio album of Death Metal savagery, via Selfmadegod Records. The album is Theodicy and it’s 6 songs that are damn decent to listen to. Guttural vocals, heavy-duty grooves and melodic guitars (yes, melodic) are showcased in a very big way by DEIVOS; with also an impressive nod to some splendid Speed Metal on the axes too.

The drumming and percussions are so good to listen to that it’s downright supernatural. I have the drummer’s name as Wizun and he is a sonic blast of fireworks behind the kit! This is drumming that sets DEIVOS apart from many other Death Metal bands, with fills aplenty and entertaining as hell. Please note, I’m not talking about copious noise and drumming that is so fast you cannot follow the beats.

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Vocalist Hubert is a monster treat to listen to and an obvious student of old-school Death Metal. Each song has its own identity; no song on this album falls victim to its own chaos or redundancy, there is songwriting of substance here on Theodicy, my Metal brethren! Originating back in 1997, with lineup changes along the way, DEIVOS has impressively planted themselves within the tier of Death Metal bands that are to be taken serious; for both perseverance and talent, in my Metal opinion. In other Metal words, DEIVOS is no overnight sensation of a Death Metal band.

Overall, this is a very, very strong release from DEIVOS, from beginning to end. DEIVOS truly has kicked my Death Metal loving ass with this album. The album cover artwork is a work of Metal beauty; this is the stuff I want to visually take in. Death Metal and Black Metal fans should be on the lookout for this DEIVOS album. Support DEIVOS and buy Theodicy. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Theodicy – Track Listing:

1. Theodicy, 2. El Shaddai, 3. Ochlocracy, 4. Mandatory Mayhem, 5. Amor Sui, 6. Parasite

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* For more info:

https://www.facebook.com/Deivos

http://www.selfmadegod.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/SelfmadegodRecords

http://www.facebook.com/selfmadegod

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEIVOS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CRYPTOPSY – Releases Teaser For “The Book Of Suffering: Tome 1″

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Cryptopsy - US - Tour Promo Flyer - 2015 - May - MOC

Tech-death gurus Cryptopsy have released a 45-second teaser video for their forthcoming EP, The Book of Suffering: Tome 1. Tome 1 is the first in a planned series of EPs collectively titled The Book of Suffering. Check out the teaser video at this location or below:

A crowd funding campaign is underway to help fund the recording and release of The Book of Suffering. Details, perks and links can be found below.

The band is currently on the road with Disgorge, Erimha, Soreption and The Convalescence on the “Back to the US 2015″ tour. Remaining dates are as follows:

5/23 PENSACOLA, FL @ THE HANDLEBAR

5/24 SAN ANTONIO, TX @ KOROVA

5/25 AUSTIN, TX @ DIRTY DOG

5/26 DALLAS, TX @ GAS MONKEY

5/27 KANSAS CITY, MO @ RIOT ROOM

5/28 DES MOINES, IA @ VAL AIR BALLROOM

5/29 CREST HILL, IL @ BADA BREW

5/30 CUDAHY, WI @ METAL BAR

5/31 CLEVELAND, OH @ AGORA

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Three years after unleashing their acclaimed self-titled album, Cryptopsy will release a series of EPs entitled The Book of Suffering. This approach will allow the band to put out new music more often while remaining true to their standards of quality.

After being on a record label for their entire career, Cryptopsy decided to go independent in 2012. Supported by their fans, Cryptopsy distributed and sold thousands of albums across the globe and had the opportunity to tour Japan, Western and Eastern Europe, the UK, South America, Scandinavia and Canada. They are now embarking on a crowd funding campaign that will allow them to give their fans more in terms of videos and enhanced live show production.

Cryptopsy’s crowdfunding campaign is open with exclusive t-shirts, girly tank tops, hoodies, CDs and vinyls. In addition to the more traditional merchandise, they are offering signed Flo Mounier cymbals, online lessons with each band member, guest performances and a song mix by their guitarist and sound engineer Chris Donaldson.

For those who are interested in memorabilia, they are offering stage banners that have been used since 2012. Cryptopsy’s $20,000 goal will fund the recording, mixing and mastering of The Book of Suffering Tome 1, as well as produce artwork, a music video and stage banners. Additional rewards such as a play-through video, a tour documentary and more music will be unlocked for all backers if they surpass their goal.

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Cryptopsy have stated: “We hope that every extreme metal fan will be exposed to The Book of Suffering Tome 1.  We are extremely proud of the material; it is some of the most brutal, technical and fresh music we have ever created.”

Crowdfunding details can be found at the links below: 

Crowdfund Link: http://igg.me/at/cryptopsy

Crowdfund Pitch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuqOOK1UeX0

Crowdfund / US Tour Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QsHUaq8MJQ

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Website: www.Cryptopsy.ca

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Cryptopsymetal

Youtube: www.youtube.com/CryptopsyDeathMetal

Bandcamp: www.cryptopsyofficial.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CRYPTOPSY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 23rd… From Misery Index To Hinder

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Misery Index - The Killing Gods - promo cover pic

On May 23rd, 2014 – Baltimore, Maryland’s MISERY INDEX released their fifth studio album, via Season Of Mist: The Killing Gods. Long live MISERY INDEX!

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On May 23rd, 2014 – Germany’s Metal supergroup, UNISONIC, released their EP: For The Kingdom. This 6 song EP features 4 live tracks and 2 studio tracks. Whoa!

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Hinder - Marshal Dutton - live promo pic - Hinder Facebook - March 15 - 2015

Above: Marshal Dutton – lead singer/musician of HINDER. Photo from HINDER Facebook.

On May 23rd, 2015 – The fifth studio album from HINDER, When The Smoke Clears, is ranked at #75, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This is the debut week for this HINDER album as well. When The Smoke Clears is the first studio album to feature new vocalist Marshal Dutton; who is also a long-time co-songwriter and producer for HINDER.

Black Sabbath Vol 4 - promo album cover pic - #1972MOBS

On May 23rd, 2015Black Sabbath Vol. 4 is ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This studio album was originally released back in 1972.

Otep - The Ascension - promo album cover pic - #052315MOOM

On May 23rd, 2015 – The third studio album from OTEP, The Ascension, is ranked at #70, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

BAD GUYS – Set To Pillage Your Village On Eastern European Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bad Guys - Eastern European Tour - promo flyer - 2015 - May

Brace Yourselves.

Bad Guys are coming.

in support of their recently released album Bad Guynaecology, London’s cheeky hard rockers Bad Guys are hitting Europe in the Bad Van for some good hearty goulash, sugary cakes and hard n’ heavy rock and metal shows. Prepare to rage as the band may be pillaging your village very soon.

Euro High Carbs Route Dates:

25th May Jazz Rock Café – Krakow – Poland
26th May Felezo Club – Debrecen – Hungary
27th May Daos Club – Timisoara – Romania
28th May Live Music Club – Szeged – Hungary
29th May Klub 007 Strahov – Prague – Czech Republic
30th May TBC – Lille – France

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Official Bad Guys Links:

Bandcamp

Twitter

Youtube

Facebook

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Source: Dewar PR Facebook

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BAD GUYS.

Stone.

German Epic Melodic Death Metal Virtuoso NOTHGARD Announce New Bass Player: Nico Kolja!

Posted in bass, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on May 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: new NOTHGARD bass player Nico Kolja

German Epic Melodic Death Metal virtuoso NOTHGARD announce a new bass player: Nico Kolja!

The band says about: almost 4 weeks ago our dear friend Vik S. has left the band due to unforeseen circumstances and private issues. However, Vik will remain within our Band-Family of course. Further more he will support the band with taking care of the homepage and more. On the other hand we are very happy to present you the first pic of the new musician behind the bass.

Again we say thank you to Vik for all the past years and dearly welcome Nico. For more impressions check out the Video by clicking the link below:

NOTHGARD – LINE-UP may 2015:

Vocals, Lead Guitar, Studio Keyboard: Dom R. Crey
Bass, Backing Vocals: Nico Kolja
Rhythm, 2nd Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals: Daniel K.
Rhythm Guitar: Skaahl
Drums: D. Ziegler

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Source:

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http://www.metalmessage.de

For more NOTHGARD info:

Website: http://www.nothgard.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NOTHGARD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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