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BLASTFEST – Adds Seven More Bands To The Lineup!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Norway’s Blastfest has just unveiled another seven great reasons why you need to book the 19th – 21st of February 2015 off work. Today the festival organisers announce the addition of seven more bands to the billing including Finnish Folk Metal upstarts Finntroll, Melodic Black Metal sextet Moonsorrow and Ireland’s men of myth Primordial.

The Bergen festival is only in its second year and after having already announced acts such as At The Gates, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx amongst others and with more yet to come, it’s fair to say that Blastfest is already offering one of the finest Extreme Metal line-ups of 2015.

FINNTROLL

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In their spare time we at Blastfest like to pursue our native Norwegian interest of troll hunting. This led us deep into the woods of Finland, where we picked up quite the collection of healthy specimens. In February 2015 we’ll present them to you, on stage, under the moniker of Finntroll. Yes, the Finns are indeed booked and ready to wreak havoc with their extreme Folk Metal!

PRIMORDIAL

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We witnessed them laying Beyond The Gates Festival in ruins, and we have seen them do amazing performances earlier, so we figured we’d invite them back to Bergen once again. Yupp, we’ve gotten hold of the mighty and epic Primordial for you! They will surely spirit the earth aflame with yet another of their absolutely brilliant performances.

MOONSORROW

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Yet another Finnish act!? Don’t mind if we do! They have never been to Bergen before, and we know they have quite a following over here as well, so we invited Moonsorrow to introduce their brand of Pagan/Folk- Black Metal. We have no idea what all those album titles translate to, but we know that the band are poised and ready to deliver you with the goods. Keep your Minttu bottle close and your spirits high!

MORGOTH

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Yes, we do indeed feel sorry for the Death Metal fanatic. Thus, we are continuing our line of classic Death Metal bands for the lineup, to ease whatever emotional distress the aforementioned group might struggle with. We have managed to get hold of the classic German band Morgoth. This will be their very first appearance on stage in Bergen!

CRIB45

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There’s no complete lineup without the inclusion of some up-and-coming acts. Since we have already been picking up Finnish acts en masse, we thought that we could very well add yet another one to Blastfest 2015. Crib45 is a Sludge Metal/Post-Hardcore act with a great promise of making an impact in the Metal scene. We are proud to welcome them as part of the Blastfest 2015 edition.

TORTORUM

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According to themselves, these guys are set on totally annihilating Blastfest 2015. They promise an utterly dark and psychotic delivery of the brilliant material that constitutes their hitherto two album releases. We are talking about Tortorum, the crazy bunch comprised of members hailing from such acclaimed acts as Aeternus, Gorgoroth, Dead To This World, Vulture Industries and Gravdal. Be prepared for an onslaught, or stay at home!

DJEVELKULT

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Forged in the fiery pits of hell and expanding our Black Metal community outreach program, we present you with the Norwegian Black Metallers in Djevelkult.

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Tickets on sale now: www.blastfest.no

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BLASTFEST Lineup:

Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Bolzer | Borknagar | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Primrodial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Saturnus | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre + more yet to be announced. 

Blastfest will be held 19-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway.

3 Days | 3 Stages | 40 Bands | Exhibitions | Clinics | Stand Up Comedy | Tattoo Convention | Theme DJ’s

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on BLASTFEST:

www.facebook.com/blastfestival

www.twitter.com/blastfestnorway

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LONG LIVE BLASTFEST.

LONG LIVE NORWAY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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SIDIOUS – Reveals Artwork, Track Listing For “Revealed In Profane Splendour”

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

Sidious - Revealed In Profane Splendour - promo cover pic - 2014

UK’s Blackened Death Metal horde SIDIOUS have revealed the artwork and track listing for their forthcoming full-length Revealed In Profane Splendour.

The album, which follows their 2013 debut EP Ascension to the Throne Ov Self, was recorded, mixed and mastered at Parlour Studios by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) and is set for release on November 3 via Kaotoxin Records. Artwork comes courtesy of Giannis Nakos of Remedy Arts.

 Revealed In Profane Splendor – Track Listing:

  1. Sacrilegious Majesty
  2. Inexorable Revelation
  3. Revealed In Profane Splendour
  4. Annihilation Ov Abhorrent Credence
  5. Obscenity Ov Old
  6. Infernal Reign
  7. O Paragon, Bringer Ov Light

SIDIOUS, which features members of EYE OF SOLITUDE, recently announced the addition of new drummer Krhudd, the mastermind and sole member of COLOSUS. Krhudd joined the band earlier this year as the band began work on Revealed In Profane Splendour. Other roster shifts have seen guitarist Isfeth take over vocal duties after the departure of vocalist Tom “Void” Allen. A trailer for the new album can be seen below:

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SIDIOUS:

www.facebook.com/sidiousofficial

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Web: www.kaotoxin.com

Listen: listen.kaotoxin.com

Like: facebook.com/kaotoxinrecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SIDIOUS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SAILLE – Reveal New Album Details

Posted in Metal, Music, Black Metal, rock music, metal music, rock music news, music news with tags , , , , on September 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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One of the most promising Extreme Metal outfits to emerge in the last 5 years, Saille, today reveals details for a brand new concept album. Featuring 9 tracks and 55 minutes of epic black metal in which the band have explored several well-known masterpieces of classic and modern horror literature; ‘Eldritch’ sees the Belgian sextet return with their third album and much anticipated follow-up to the highly acclaimed ‘Irreversible Decay’ and ‘Ritu’ albums released in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

‘Eldritch’ will be released in an elaborate digipak edition as well as digitally on 10th November via Code666. See below for a complete track listing.

01) Emerald

02) Walpurgis

03) The Great God Pan

04) Aklo

05) Cold War

06) Eater of Worlds

07) Red Death

08) Dagon

09) Carcosa

‘Eldritch’ recording sessions were once again supervised by Reinier Schenk, who prepared all songs for the final mixing and mastering by Klas Blomgren (SW), known for his work with Svart, the project of Shining’s bass player Draug.

The band commissioned England’s Colin Marks of Rain Song Design for the cover art who is most noted for his work with bands such as Strapping Young Lad, Exodus, Scar Symmetry, Suicide Silence to name a few.

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Keyboardist Dries Gaerdelen founded Saille (pronounced sahl-yeh) in 2009, in order to create his favourite style of music (Melodic Black Metal with a threatening and epic feel, like Tartaros, Limbonic Art and Keep of Kalessin). The debut album ‘Irreversible Decay’ was recorded at the end of 2009 and finalized in September 2010. After being contacted by several labels, Saille chose to work with Code666 records and the album was released on 4th March 2011. At first Saille was only intended as a studio project. However, it soon became clear the music should be brought to life and several shows followed. The live shows of the first album were concluded with a slot on Belgium’s biggest metalfest Graspop Metal Meeting 2012. At the end of 2012 another highlight was their appearance at The Netherlands Eindhoven Metal Meeting.

In July 2012 the band hit the Shumcot Studio again to record their second album entitled ‘Ritu’. With lyrics inspired by death rites in ancient cultures and vocalist Dennie Grondelaers’ interest for H.P. Lovecraft and Cthulhu, the next album had a much darker setting. Again classical skilled guest musicians were invited to create the irreplaceable real sounds. After two months of intensive recording sessions, the final mix was finished in September and sent to the Norwegian mastering specialist Tom Kvålsvoll (Strype Audio). On 18th January 2013 ‘Ritu’ saw the light of day as a digipak.

After the release of the ‘Ritu’ Saille was looking forward to an intensive year. They embarked on their first tour in January 2013, with Transylvanian black metal legends Negura Bunget. Followed by more gigs in Belgium and the Netherlands, supporting bands like Textures, Von, Winterfylleth, In-Quest and The Monolith Death Cult. During summer, Saille was invited to perform on several festivals like AMF (with Napalm Death), Vlamrock (with Exhumed, Belphegor, Rotting Christ) and Metal Méan (with Marduk, Dying Fetus). In September, Saille supported Winterfylleth, a British band they consider as friends since they first met on Graspop 2012, on three UK shows. The band’s last performance for 2013 took place in Denmark for a headlining position on the Black Winter Fest in Copenhagen, Denmark.

2014 started with shows alongside Carach Angren, Asphyx and a second UK visit to Liverpool and London. While composing and recording the songs for the third album ‘Eldritch’ (adj. weird, sinister, unearthly or ghostly), Saille joined founders of black metal, the true Mayhem, on stage in Belgium’s most known concert venue – AB Brussels. During summer 2014, recording sessions were at full speed, and Saille played at Black Way Open Air festival in Germany, along with their friends in Aborted.

‘Eldritch’ will be presented in Bredene, Belgium at a release show with Winterfylleth on 10th November 2014 and again at Eindhoven Metal Meeting in The Netherlands on 12th December 2014.

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on SAILLE:

Website: www.saille.be

Facebook: www.facebook.com/saillemetal

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SAILLE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

THRONE OF SACRILEGE / IMPURIUM Split Out Now On Orchestrated Misery Recordings

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As ashes rained from the heavens, the sounds of chaos and despair drew near… and thus Orchestrated Misery Recordings realized the time was nigh for the release of a split CD featuring the sonic torture of THRONE OF SACRILEGE and IMPURIUM: U.S. Black/Death Metal bands raging with torment and hate! Featuring three songs from each band, the label has pressed a mere 666 copies to the screaming Metal demons for consumption. This music was not meant for the weak; this is true Black/Death Metal!

Purchase the split at orchestratedmiseryrecordings.bigcartel.com.

Stream THONE OF SACRILEGE tracks at this location.

TRACK LISTING:

1. Sacrilegious Impalement

2. Upon Cloven Hooves

3. As the Black Wind Howls

4. Again We Freeze

5. ’til Midgard

6. Ad Secular Impurium

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THRONE OF SACRILEGE was formed in 2012 and consists of current/former members of Ezurate, Psychomancer, Ebonmortis, Fin, Relentless, Disfigurement, Against the Plagues and Apothecarrion. Combining their talent and pedigrees, the band is: Grimnyr-Guitars/Bass; Throgrym-Vocals; DK-Percussion. Drawing from influences of past legends like Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Sodom, Destruction, Kreator, Bathory, Asphxy and Sarcofago the band hammered out several songs, but decided to only record and release three. Very chaotic and brutal, the elements of Black and Death metal are pervasive. facebook.com/throneofsacrilege

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IMPURIUM is a three-piece Black Metal outfit hailing from Northwest Indiana. The band formed in 2008 by brothers Andrew and Aaron Mote. After many years of being influenced by Slayer, Death, Dark Throne, Mayhem and Immortal, the brothers joined forces and began penning material for a possible release. In the fall of 2009 drummer David Ross (Invasion, Nocturnal Torment, Afterlife, Sea of Tranquillity) joined the brothers Mote and chaos ensued. That which is recorded is a blasphemic, tortured, mid 80’s Black Metal sound captured on audio! facebook.com/pages/IMPURIUM/71173899896

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info:

orchestratedmisery.com

facebook.com/OrchestratedMiseryRecordings

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IMPURIUM.

LONG LIVE THRONE OF SACRILEGE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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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.

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.

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