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MORTHUS – Blackened Melodic Death Metal EP “Into Oblivion” Is Available Now

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The new EP from MORTHUSInto Oblivion, was finally self-released on October 22nd in 2014. Into Oblivion delivers a devilish well composed and technical demanding 4-track orgy, to which the band wants to invite lovers of NAGLFAR, DISSECTION and DARK FUNERAL now. Raised to serve the dark in the fall of 2011, the line-up of Blackened Melodic Death Metal enthusiasts, MORTHUS, was unholy completed at the end of 2013. First gigs were celebrated, the style of the formation got optimized.

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The teutonic encouraged hell-horde from the eastern part of Germany decided to besiege a record studio for their first Demo EP in early 2014. In the summer of 2014, after playing several sweat-driving club gigs, MORTHUS recorded four well-chosen Satanic hymns, at Nautilus Studio in Gera, Germany.

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HELLEBORUS “COILS” – A Metal Odyssey Song Review

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo Credit – Carlton Cruz

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


HELLEBORUS – Two musical brothers are Helleborus and they are from L to R in the top photo: Wyatt Houseman (vocals, lyrics) and Jerred Houseman (producer, all instruments). Helleborus are a Black Metal band from Manitou Springs, Colorado and named after a poisonous flower that blooms in Winter. (The Helleborus flower is native to most of Europe and also grows along the north coast of Turkey).

The new song from Helleborus, Coils, was released on March 26th, 2015 and their debut album, The Carnal Sabbath, is forthcoming. I will forever embrace quality underground Metal, especially underground Black Metal. Helleborus have without question, tapped into my Black Metal psyche with their new song. I honestly cannot stop listening to Coils. Yes, being a devoted fan to Satyricon, I do hear an influence of said band within the textures of Coils. This is strong, melodic Black Metal at its very finest, my Metal brethren.

At 5:06 long, Coils is wonderfully dark escape for my Metal mind. Wyatt Houseman is excellent and convincingly real on vocals. Wyatt’s vocals go straight through me and that’s a plus. Jarred Houseman I applaud highly for being such an exciting multi-instrumentalist. I especially love Jarred’s guitar prowess. I’m always stunned when Coils comes to an end, for this song is so damn good it feels like it plays out for only a minute. I absolutely cannot wait to absorb the upcoming debut album from Helleborus. Black Metal anticipation is a glorious thing. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Information about Wyatt and Jerred Houseman’s previous band Execration:

Back To The Black Tour 2: Support for Vader & Vital Remains.

Album Release: The Acceptance Of Zero Existence 2012

Festival Appearances:

Building Temples from Death (2012/2013)

Las Vegas Death Fest II (2010 & 2009)

Be Kind & Regrind II (2009)

Gore Growle’s Ball (2009)

Shared the stage with:

Incantation, Origin, Suffocation, Malevolent Creation, All Shall Perish, Allegaeon, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dehumanized, Misery Index, Soilent Green, Satan’s Host, Lecherous Nocturne, Pathology, Devourment, Condemned, Arkaik, Monstrosity


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THE NEGATION – Inks Deal With Kaotoxin Records

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , on April 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Kaotoxin is proud to announce the inking of a multi-album deal with France’s nihilistic Black Metal act THE NEGATION. Alongside orchestral Black / Death SIDIOUS, Dark Ambient / Black Metal COLOSUS and dark Extreme Metal OTARGOS or even Black / Grind C.O.A.G., THE NEGATION are completing the “Black Metal” family of the Kaotoxin roster with their heavy, massively nihilistic and orthodox approach. Orthodox? Maybe, at first listen, but there’s way more than meets the ears with THE NEGATION, and their soon to be unleashed second full-length will prove that!

THE NEGATION will also take part of the second annual KaotoxinFest on December 5th in Lille (FR). Until further details are announced, get crushed by the official music video for the track “Red Wrath” taken from their debut full-length!  Check it out here or below:

The band released its debut full-length Paths of Obedience (2013), was a conceptual statement about their hate for mankind and its submissive behavior, its total lack of consciousness and the fact it should end it all now. The new album is a scream of hate and anger and a call to resistance.

Influenced by the legendary acts they’ve been touring or sharing the stages with (Marduk, Belphegor, Inquisition), as well as by other acts such as Dark Funeral or DeathSpell Omega, THE NEGATION will prove itself a world-class act with their second release. Beware!


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MARDUK – Latin America Tour Dates For April/May

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on April 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Norrköping, Sweden’s Black Metal legends, MARDUK, will begin their Latin American tour, beginning this April 17th, in Santiago, Chile. MARDUK’s newly released album, Frontschwein, is available now! Metal be thy name. -Stone

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Satyricon’s Frontman Satyr Gives Details On Upcoming “The Dawn Of A New Age” European Tour

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey


As stated on the Satyricon Facebook timeline by Satyr:

Personal message from the bossman: We had our last rehearsal for the tour today and we’re ready. When preparing this, the most important thing for me has been to make this tour different from our last Euro tour in 2013. We tour less and less although we play together more often than ever before. So the few tours we do should all have an identity of their own and feel special to me also. We’ve divided the show into four acts and this less conventional format is interesting to work with. I also like playing songs we haven’t played in many years. Not just old stuff from the nineties. We do that too. Come on. It’s great playing songs from Volcano and Now, Diabolical that have not been touched in many years as well. I hear these songs with new ears now. Incorporating choral arrangements from “Live At The Opera” on some songs has also been a bit of a task. Keyboard and human voices are not the same, but we have found those parts that work really well and some songs get a whole new feel to them with these additions. I’m so heavily into working on new stuff these days, that I decided I want to show bits and pieces to the crowds as well. It does not matter to me if they are bits and pieces in progress – I want to play future Satyricon material for you and I know you’ll get it. We also invited fans who play classical instruments to join us in doing improvised jam sessions and I know that it will happen in at least a handful of the shows. I love the idea that fans will take part in our show, also on a musical level. We are working on a cover album project and on some shows we’ll show you some of that on stage as well. We’re bringing a treasure chest of visual effects, I think the show in Paris will be filmed for television and we are visiting many cities we have not played before.

The old touring format is dead. This is The Dawn Of A New Age. Join me. SW

The Dawn Of A New Age European Tour 2015 kicks off on Saturday in Nijmegen, Holland. We are doing this INSTEAD of a summer festival tour, and we hope to see you all in the coming weeks.

Satyricon - The Dawn Of A New Age - promo tour poster - April - 2015 - #663SWMOF


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SAHHR – Self-Titled EP – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Album Review, Black Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Sahhr - debut EP - promo cover pic - 2014

4.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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SAHHR call Los Angeles, California home and are a Black Metal band. Their new 3 song and self-titled EP is bloodthirsty and scalding to my Metal senses! Whoa, I dig this EP and highly recommend  it to ALL Black Metal fans across planet Earth. Each time I listen to this EP, it carries me off to another imaginary and mystical Metal world; that’s what excellent Black Metal does for me. I appreciate any songs SAHHR wanted to include on this EP; still I beg SAHHR to release MORE of their Blackened rage very soon!!

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It’s all here, the blistering blackened Metal, vocals from the fiery depths of the nether world and an enjoyable atmosphere of fire and brimstone. No this isn’t cliché hot air coming from me, SAHHR is a Black Metal band to keep on your Metal radar and their new EP is worthy of buying and telling all your Metal peers about. By the way, the EP cover artwork is magnificent, to my eyes. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track List: Altar Of Maggots, Slay The Savior, Miscreant

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CROM DUBH – London Epic Black Metal Sect Releases Debut Album “Heimweh” Through Ván Records

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on March 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Germany’s Ván Records is proud to have London-based epic Black Metal sect, CROM DUBH, a part of their ever-expanding roster, as the band’s debut full-length album Heimweh is released onto the masses.

Merging melodic yet merciless black metal with folk and post-rock influences, CROM DUBH‘s debut full-length, Heimweh (meaning homesickness), continues the narrative of the band’s 2010 EP, Deifr, in which the gathering and dissolution of a great river operated as a metaphor for the rise and fall of nations and civilizations.

Heimweh follows a similar narrative, albeit with a focus on the life of the lone individual within this tumult, following a traditional cradle-to-grave progression throughout the course of the album that runs parallel to Hesiod’s five ages of man. The album handles themes of loss, ruthlessness, nostalgia, exile, and death, thinking on the journey ahead and the way home.

CROM DUBH was formed in 2003 by M. Beonetleah (Craven Idol), S. O’Fairdehaigh (Disfago), and Xavi (El Punto Devil). A rehearsal demo was recorded in 2003, and the Damnation Upon Us demo was recorded in 2004. Ro (Grave Miasma, Cruciamentum, Destroyer 666) joined to record the Fallen Sons demo in 2005. Xavi and Ro left to pursue other projects, and A. Haege joined on drums. CROM DUBH recorded and released the 2010 EP, Deifr (Ground Zero), as a three-piece, before being joined by S. Vrath (Scythian, Craven Idol) and A. Von M (Scythian). A. Von M played live with the band on several occasions before leaving the band on good terms.

Recorded by J. C. Volgard (Scythian, Craven Idol) in the Summer and Autumn of 2013, CROM DUBH‘s first full-length opus Heimweh presents forty-five minutes of majestic yet menacing northern black metal with an incredible storyline to overthrow fans of Dissection, early Summoning, Taake, Drudkh, Tsjuder, Carpathian Forest and the like.

The second movement from Heimweh, “Cutting Teeth II,” has been released via Ván Records’ SoundCloud page RIGHT HERE.

Heimweh is now available on CD and LP directly through Ván Records HERE. US order links will be available shortly.

Heimweh – Track Listing:

  1. Cutting Teeth I
  2. Cutting Teeth II
  3. The Invulnerable Tide
  4. Kings I
  5. Kings II
  6. Sedition
  7. Heimweh
  8. Fathorn
  9. Sailing To Byzantium


S. O’Fairdehaigh – bass, vocals
A. Haege – drums
S. Vrath – guitars
M. Beonetleah – guitars, vocals


Source: Earsplit PR

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