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VALDUR – Sierra Mountains Blackened Death Merchants Emerge From Their Crypts With The Infernal Fruits Of “Pathetic Scum” – Artwork + Track Listing Revealed

Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Following an extended slumber, Mammoth Lake, California-based black/death merchants, VALDUR, emerge from their crypts with the infernal fruits of latest offering, lovingly dubbed Pathetic Scum.

The follow-up to 2013’s soul-devouring At War With full-length, which Meat Mead Metal appropriately heralded for filling, “that void of anger and disengagement with society that may be darkening your heart,” Pathetic Scum was tracked entirely at the band’s clandestine Bloody Mountain Bunker, mixed by drummer Matthew, mastered by Dan at Morbid Mastering and offers up seven cruel odes of audio abhorrence as only VALDUR can conjure.

Featuring the addition of new guitarist, Vuke, the record delivers a blizzardy onslaught of warring riffs, bestial blasts, wrath-infused vocal offensives and an overwhelming atmosphere of pandemonium, trepidation and all-encompassing ruthlessness. Indeed, Pathetic Scum is a true testament of a diseased society gone sour and maintains VALDUR’s place as one of America’s best kept extreme metal secrets.

Relays VALDUR, from the tombs, “Guitarist/vocalist Samuel is still with us so to speak, but he is so busy with personal/family matters at the moment. Vuke, new guitarist, is not a replacement, but a full-time member of VALDUR. And for live dates this spring, Roskva will be on vocals again. And we have William on bass and Matthew on drums. We all appreciate anyone who takes the time in this world to have a listen to our music. It is built and molded by our own hands to the form and shape that we like. With these new songs, we give you something different yet again along the obscure VALDUR timeline…”

Pathetic Scum – Track Listing:
1.Tank Torture
2. Impending Doom
3. Blessings Of The Goat
4. Pathetic Scum
5. Incantre Pt. II
6. Morbid Emanations

Featuring past and current members of Weverin, Endless Blizzard and Plutocracy, VALDUR was forged at the turn of the century in a small mountain town located in the pulsating heart of the Sierra Mountains, where the Death Valley desert lands meet the ascending Mt. Whitney and where the unholy collective dwells without interference of fashionable scenes or rulebooks.

VALDUR 2015:
Vuke – guitars
William – bass
Matthew – drums
Roskva – (live) vocals

Pathetic Scum will be officially unveiled digitally and in digipak format via the band’s own Bloody Mountain Records on June 30th, 2015.


Source: Earsplit PR

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Posted in Black Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Samael - Furia - Bloodthirst - promo tour flyer - Poland - 2015 - November

The legendary Swiss act Samael will visit Poland on four dates this November. The band will be celebrating their cult album Ceremony of Opposites (1994) by performing it in its entirety. Support on these dates will come from two Pagan Records bands that have already performed together plenty: Furia and Bloodthirst. Dates and ticket info below.

To the black metal connoisseur, Furia should not need an introduction. They are one of the most important bands to come out of the Polish underground in the last ten years and their latest release, Nocel, has received overwhelming praise with No Clean Singing calling it “a fascinating album that won’t grow old quickly” while Zero Tolerance Magazine named it “an eccentric BM album with something for everyone”.

Check out Nocel via Bandcamp:

Calling themselves “hateful antichristian thrash”, Bloodthirst deliver just that and some more: their thrash consists of angry and brutal black metal with a few drops of that old-school Swedish death metal which we all love. With three full-lengths under their belts, the band has become an important name in the Polish underground. Their latest release is Chalice of Contempt (2014) and should be tasty for fans of Aura Noir, Desaster and Destroyer 666.

Check out Chalice of Contempt via Bandcamp:

26.11 Cracow, Poland: Fabryka
27.11 Wrocław, Poland: Alibi
28. 11 Warsaw, Poland: Progresja
29. 11 Gdańsk, Poland: B-90

Tickets for the Cracow, Wrocław and Warsaw shows can be bought via the Knock Out Productions webshop and tickets for the Gdańsk show may be purchased via the B-90 website.

Stay up-to-date with Pagan Records via Facebook and the label’s official website. Listen to the label’s roster via Bandcamp.


Source: Dewar PR




WITHERING SOUL’s “Adverse Portrait” Out Now On Mortal Music / CD Release Show June 26th In Chicago

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Adverse Portrait from Melodic Blackened Metallers WITHERING SOUL is out now on Mortal Music. Order the album from Amazon, iTunes, and other digital retailers.

WITHERING SOUL’s CD Release Party will be held at the LiveWire Lounge in Chicago on June 26. Also appearing on the bill are COLD COLOURS, ARMORED ASSAULT, MORTA SKULD, and BLOODTHRONE. Click  here for event details.

Adverse Portrait – Track List:

1. Vestige
2. No Longer Within
3. The Dreadful Echo
4. Awakening
5. Hour of Obstinacy
6. Hex Illusion
7. Shadow Path
8. In Absence

Adverse Portrait was engineered and mixed by Chris Wisco at Belle City Sound, and mastered by Dennis Israel at Clintworks Audio. Cover art is by Pierre-Alain D of 3mmi Design.

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“The terrifying atmosphere that shrouds each song in horror and the lethal sound the guitars and drums create, Adverse Portrait is an album melodic black metal fans should not miss.”
– Metal Reviews

“There is nothing withering about this band whatsoever, they are steadfast and forthright and capture with a contagious melodic soul that simply cannot be ignored!” 5/5
– RAM Zine


Source: ClawHammer PR

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Black Metal Brother Duo HELLEBORUS Announce Live Line Up Additions + Offer Free Download Of ‘Coils’ On

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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L-R – Wyatt  Houseman (vocals, lyrics) – Jerred Houseman (producer, all instruments) – Photo Credit – Carlton Cruz

Helleborus – Coils – FREE Download here

Manitou Springs, Colorado based Helleborus, the new creation of brothers Jerred & Wyatt Houseman (both former members of Execration) are proud to announce their live line up has just grown with the addition of drummer Brent Boutte’ and guitarist Ian H..

“Today Helleborus introduces two of our live ritual performance members. We are closer now to bringing our magic live and our rehearsals are flowing faster than expected. It will be some time still before we hit the stage, but the hunger is becoming more real. More news and members will be announced soon.” comments vocalist / lyricist Wyatt Houseman.

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Named after a gorgeous but poisonous flower that blooms in winter, Helleborus pushes their creative freedom to new levels as the psychedelic black metal project is Dionysian in nature and explores themes of sexual mysticism, Qabalah & the Esoteric. For their debut to the metal world, the band has unleashed a free download of their track ‘Coils‘ available at the following link on here.

‘Coils’ is one of many songs the brothers plan to unleash on their soon to be finished debut full length ‘The Carnal Sabbath’, a release that combines black, death and doom metal with a vast ambiance. Venturing outside the conventional colors of traditional black metal, Jerred & Wyatt plan to deliver a new aura of sound where fans of The Devil’s Blood, Satyricon, Necorphobic, Belphegor, Blut Aus Nord are sure to connect with them.

Album Band Line Up features: Wyatt (vocals, lyrics) & Jerred Houseman (producer, all instruments)

For more info, please visit the following links:

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.” – Metal Odyssey


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Nihilistic Black Metallers THE NEGATION Release Album Teaser Video

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal Underground has partnered with Kaotoxin for the premiere of a teaser video for Memento Mori, the upcoming album from nihilistic Black Metal group THE NEGATION. Check it out at this location.

The sophomore album will be released by Kaotoxin as a 500-copy limited edition deluxe three-panel DigiSleeve CD first press (followed by crystal / jewel box reprint) with 20-page booklet, as well as digitally, on July 7 in North America (July 10 for the rest of the world).

Produced at the Hybreed Studio (Temple of Baal, Glorior Belli) and with artwork by Metastazis (Morbid Angel, Behemoth, Watain), Memento Mori features ten tracks of powerful, heavy, intense and extremely dark Black Metal. But don’t expect straightforward Satan-praise here: there’s far more than meets the eye with THE NEGATION. Their lyrical conceptual is a call to resistance against the so-called élite who are making this world a living Hell. It’s about a stand for liberty, free speech, and free will! Folks that got the chance to witness THE NEGATION on stage during their recent tour with MARDUK and BELPHEGOR will testify their live performance is as extreme as their lyrical content is dark. You’ve been warned!

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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Source: ClawHammer PR





CURSE UPON A PRAYER – New Album “Rotten Tongues” To Be Released In June 2015!

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Curse Upon A Prayer - 2015

The Finnish Black Metal band Curse Upon A Prayer will unleash their second album “Rotten Tongues” on June 12th 2015, worldwide via Inverse Records. In Finland the release date will be May 15th.

Curse Upon A Prayer was founded in 2010 and they released debut album “From the Lands of Demise” in 2014 via Nihil Interit Records & Le Crepuscule Du Soir Productions from France.

A new lyric video can be seen at this location or below:

Curse Upon A Prayer - Rotten Tongues - Artwork

“Rotten Tongues” – Track List:

1. The Distant Chaos
2. Death Sentence
3. Third Day Of Creation
4. Red Room
5. Devil On The Churchyard
6. Divinus Mortis
7. Rotten Tongues
8. The Lost Symbol
9. White Ghost


Source: Inverse Music Group

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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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