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VOID RITUAL “Holodomor” EP – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Black Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Void Ritual is a one man project of Daniel Jackson (Also of Ancestral Oath), from Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The EP’s name, Holodomor refers to a man-made famine and extermination by hunger; which resulted in the deaths of millions of people from the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. This incredibly tragic chapter in history took place during 1932 and 1933.

Tridroid Records will be releasing Void Ritual’s Holodomor on cassette, this coming August. While the album has been available as a digital download for some time, Holodomor’s physical release will include the previously unreleased track Mourning the Dawn. After I’ve listened to Holodomor several times, it is very apparent that Void Ritual boasts a superb multi-instrumentalist and vocalist.

There is no denying, to my ears, that the Black Metal created by Void Ritual is a standout among underground Metal I’ve listened to thus far, this year. This 4 song EP as a whole is a fascinating listen, into just how grand Black Metal can be represented from the USA. There are blackened melodic moments to savor, with Mourning The Dawn; while the fiercely extreme side of Void Ritual’s blackened sound is served up with the opening track: Cold. The title track is nothing short of amazing and delivers on its terrifying theme, at an epic 6:23.

The totality of blackened sensations that overtook me after listening to Holodomor had me running to my front office window; peering to see if a sinkhole leading to the fiery depths of hell formed in the middle of the street. Yes, Void Ritual is that good. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Cassette pre-orders for Holodomor are expected to ship in August 2014 and can be obtained for $4 from this location:

http://tridroid.bandcamp.com/album/holodomor

Support VOID RITUAL. ‘Nuff Said.

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Holodomor – Track Listing:

Cold

Void Ritual

Holodomor

Mourning The Dawn

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* For more info on VOID RITUAL:

Facebook: Void Ritual

http://voidritual.bandcamp.com

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Tridroid Records Facebook

Tridroid Records Twitter

Tridroid Records Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE VOID RITUAL.

LONG LIVE NEW MEXICO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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GOATS OF DOOM “Ashes From The Past” EP – Streaming Now At Apochs.net

Posted in Black Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Apochs.net and Against PR have teamed up to present an exclusive stream of the brand new Goats of Doom EP – Ashes from the Past, a recording that the site owner himself claims is “blurring the lines between traditional Black Metal and that of largely melodic riffs”! In cooperation with Ewiges Eis Records, all three tracks from the mysterious Finnish four-piece are available to stream right now! But don’t let this opportunity slip by as it’s only here for a very limited time!

Check out “Ashes from the Past” here: http://apochs.net/2/as-goatsofdoom-ashesfromthepast

“Ashes from the Past” can be ordered here: http://laden.platten-firma.de/product_info.php?info=p124_Goats-of-Doom—Lost-in-Time-and-Void-CD.html

Goats of Doom hails from Nivala, Finland. “Ashes from the Past” is the follow-up to the band’s 2012 debut full-length album Lost in Time and Void. It was released March 18th, 2014 through Ewiges Eis Records.

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(Source: Apochs.net)

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LONG LIVE GOATS OF DOOM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE APOCHS.NET

Stone

LYSURA “II” – Midwest Black Metal Band’s EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Black Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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LYSURA – Formed by ex-Acheron guitarist Max Othworth, LYSURA originally premiered in 2012 with the release of their EP Malignancy. A Black Metal band from Indianapolis, LYSURA takes no shortcuts in delivering their blackened lyrical rage and ultra-impressive song crafting with their newest EP II. The two songs on II each carry the identical running time of 8:41 and are epics to be savored.

Seasons In Exile and Tome Of Surreption both accentuate LYSURA’s conscientious approach to experimenting with time signatures and doing so very effectively; making both songs radiate on a technical and melodic level, while not vacating the Black Metal experience for one nanosecond. Guitarist Max Otworth’s vocals are convincingly demonic and true to the genre. I applaud each musician in LYSURA for their stellar musicianship; which I can listen to all day.

I can pinpoint moments of Death Metal riffage in Tome Of Surreption, along with some Iron Maiden(ish) guitar licks, however, LYSURA has entered into the Black Metal realm with outstanding originality and I wouldn’t want to see them stray from the Blackened musical path they’ve taken thus far. I absolutely cannot wait for a full-length album from LYSURA. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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LYSURA:

Max Otworth – Guitars/Vocals

Sam Jackson -Bass

Jordan Smith – Guitars

Brandon Howe – Drums

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* For more info on LYSURA:

Lysura Facebook

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LONG LIVE LYSURA.

LONG LIVE MIDWEST METAL.

Stone.

COUNTESS – Dutch Black Metal Legends Announce New Album; Release New Video

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music videos, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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On April 9th, Dutch Black Metal legends COUNTESS will release their long-awaited new full-length album, entitled ‘Ancient Lies And Battle Cries’ through the band’s long-time label Barbarian Wrath.

‘Ancient Lies And Battle Cries’, the band’s fourteenth full-length, features ten tracks of uncompromising METAL, blending first wave Black Metal and traditional Heavy Metal in a way only COUNTESS can. The result of almost three years of writing and recording, ‘Ancient Lies’ will surely satisfy all those who long for the days when Black Metal was still METAL.

Fans can get a first taste of the new record as of today. A video has been released for the song ‘Call Of The Ancient Pantheon’ through the band’s official YT channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/countessmetal?feature=watch

COUNTESS – Call Of The Ancient Pantheon:

The album’s full track list:

1. Battle Sky

2. Call Of The Ancient Pantheon

3. By Hammer And Blood

4. Vengeance Of The Slain

5. Beneath The Eye Of Wisdom

6. Confessions Of A Polytheist

7. Pray For The Cult

8. Cursed Seed Of Aten

9. Burn The Throne

10. The Last Temple

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(Source: COUNTESS)

* For more info on COUNTESS:

http://countessmetal.bandcamp.com

http://countessmetal.blogspot.com

Facebook: Countess

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LONG LIVE COUNTESS.

LONG LIVE BLACK METAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BEHEMOTH “The Satanist” – A Remarkable Album And Fan Loyalty = Album Chart Success

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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BEHEMOTH – There’s no question that the tenth studio album, The Satanist, from Poland’s BEHEMOTH has made a lasting Metal impact upon the Metal masses. I see this current album/digital chart success as a telling reminder to the status-quo mainstream: that quality Metal exists and will never say die! Both the commendable Metal and artwork of The Satanist, coupled with BEHEMOTH’s (ever-growing) loyal fan base have made a profound Metal statement during this month of February.

Album chart success for an Extreme Metal band is not an example of selling-out; instead it’s an example of the Metal cream rising to the top. Hard work and dedication to one’s craft shall pay dividends; in the case of BEHEMOTH, the Metal dividends are (in my opinion) well-earned. This recent chart success for BEHEMOTH also means that their fans have spoken and spent their hard-earned money on The Satanist, while any illegal downloaders can march straight into the douche-bag posers lounge and drink stale prune juice.

The Satanist was released in North America, via Metal Blade Records on February 4th. Below you will see the chart numbers for both the U.S. and Canada. This information was posted on the BEHEMOTH! Facebook page, on February 12th. – Stone

BEHEMOTH – The Satanist U.S. Chart Numbers:

Billboard Top 200 – #34
Top Overall Albums – #34
Independent Albums – #6
Current Hard Music – #4
Overall Hard Music – #4
Overall Core Rock – #8
Top Current Rock – #9
iTunes Metal – #3
iTunes Rock – #4
iTunes Top Albums – #24

BEHEMOTH – The Satanist Canadian Chart Numbers:

Top 200 Current Albums – #46
Current Digital Albums – #36
Hard Music Chart – #5
iTunes Metal – #1
iTunes Rock – #2
iTunes Top Albums – #19

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YOU can purchase BEHEMOTH’s The Satanist on iTunes, by clicking the link below! Whoa!

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id765742794

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* For more info on BEHEMOTH:

Facebook: BEHEMOTH!

Website: http://www.behemoth.pl

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Website: http://www.metalblade.com

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Website: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEAD IN THE MANGER – 20 Buck Spin Confirms Numerous Releases By Insidious Blackened Grind Entity

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Olympia, Washington-based 20 Buck Spin continuously defies all extreme music genre boundaries, the label’s vast juggernaut of a roster containing top-tier acts from all realms and scenes of the underground, and now continues this tradition with the new induction of mysterious entity, DEAD IN THE MANGER.

Very little information was provided to 20 Buck Spin regarding DEAD IN THE MANGER when the label was initially contacted about a release, only that the band delivers a mix of depressive black metal and grind (which seemed on paper an impossible combination) and that the intention is to leave a feeling of unease and despondency in the listener. Nonetheless, a cursory listen to the outfit’s debut MLP, Transience, leaves no doubt that DEAD IN THE MANGER succeeds handily in creating music both brutally violent and coldly agonizing.

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Transience begins with an atmospheric repetitive motive conjuring a bleak sadness that sets the stage for an urgent right turn to scalpel-sharp, maximum BPM aggression and multiple stab wounds of hate-driven malcontent. Filled with ill will and revulsion, DEAD IN THE MANGER walks a fine line between all out sensory violence and post trauma exhaustion.

With just six songs in less than twenty minutes — succinctly named Parts I-VI — Transience destroys the listener with a calculated premeditation in a short time, and is intended as a first glimpse at what DEAD IN THE MANGER is preparing for, as a debut full-length album is currently in the works.

Transience will be unleashed on MLP and digital formats in North America on April 29th and in Europe on May 2nd. DEAD IN THE MANGER’s LP debut will follow later in 2014, also on 20 Buck Spin.

Transience – Track Listing:

1. Part I

2. Part II

3. Part III

4. Part IV

5. Part V

6. Part VI

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on DEAD IN THE MANGER:

http://deadinthemanger.com

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Website: http://www.20buckspin.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/20buckspin

Twitter: http://twitter.com/20buckspinlabel

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LONG LIVE DEAD IN THE MANGER.

LONG LIVE 20 BUCK SPIN.

LONG LIVE EXTREME METAL.

Stone.

SATYRICON – Nominated For 2013 Norwegian (Grammy) Spellemann Award

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the SATYRICON Facebook page:

Congratulations to all those who contributed to the album in one way or another! It has been announced that the album “Satyricon” that went number 1 on the Norwegian Album Charts has been nominated for a Norwegian Grammy.

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The 42nd Annual Spellemann Awards (Norway’s equivalent to America’s Grammy Awards) will be handed out on January 18th, 2014, at Konserthus in Stavanger, Norway, with the event being broadcast live on the NRK1 channel.

Also nominated in the Metal category are:

KVELERTAK – Meir

OBLITERATION – Black Death Horizon

SHINING – One One One

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* For more info on SATYRICON:

Facebook: Satyricon

Website: http://www.satyricon.no

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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