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SATYRICON – To Perform “Nemesis Divina” In Its Entirety At ROCKHARZ Open Air Festival In July, 2016

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Germany’s ROCKHARZ Festival:

20 years have passed since a Norwegian band released one of the most groundbreaking albums of Black Metal history, continuing a groundbreaking character for the dissemination of a genre out of a small, rather subcultural audience in a new flow of Extreme Metal sounds. The band was SATYRICON and the masterpiece called NEMESIS DIVINA. Now, 20 years later, SATYRICON have decided to play on a few selected concerts, this seminal album, in all of its unique and immeasurable entirety. We are proud that one of those rare shows will go with us on our stage! Hail to Mother North!

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Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: SATYRICON – “Die By My Hand” – From “Live at the Opera”‬

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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SATYRICON – It is November 1st already, holy crap! I could have sworn it was just August 1st. Regardless, today I want to celebrate one of the true icons of Black Metal: SATYRICON. Satyr (musical genius) and Frost (drums) have once again brought their band together in 2015 with spectacular results: Live At The Opera.

Released via Napalm Records, I can honestly state that this live album featuring The Norwegian National Opera Chorus is already an all-time Metal classic in my Metal life. I highly recommend this album to those who appreciate Black Metal and Metal; despite that I also recommend this album to those who appreciate music.

This live performance is mesmerizing for me! A top ten Metal album of 2015, by Metal Odyssey’s standards. The live music video spotlighted below is: Die By My Hand. This song was originally featured on SATYRICON‘s spectacular studio album from 2008: The Age Of Nero. I admire SATYRICON so much that words alone cannot express it. I hope you enjoy this song and video as much as I do. Metal Be Thy Name.








Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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MANTICORE’s history has been paved with blasphemous abominations since its inception 15 years ago. While still & always faithfully holding their distinctive vicious ferocity, MANTICORE’s 7+ minute track on this 7″ EP is also heavily doom-ridden.

At the other end of the spectrum, RITUAL SLAUGHTER are debuting with severe and virulent venom that will rapidly establish these heretics as a brute force to be reckoned with.

 This 7″ EP is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies and comes with a 2-panel-foldout-cover & 14″x14″ poster. Depraved cover artwork by Daniel Desecrator.

 The split is due to be released on November 6 2015.

Pre-order the album at this location:


Manticore side (excerpt):

Ritual Slaughter side (one full song):


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Source: Tridroid Records






TWILIGHT FAUNA – Releases New Album via Acephale Winter Productions

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on October 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Underground Black Metal label Acephale Winter Productions is proud to announce that it has now released Shadows of Ancestors by Twilight Fauna. The album contains 8 tracks and is available on compact disc or as a digital download. You can stream the album in full and order a copy direct from the label at this location:

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About Twilight Fauna:

Twilight Fauna is a one-person Atmospheric Metal project from Appalachia. Constantly pushing the boundaries between genres, multi-instrumentalist Paul Ravenwood uses a variety of traditional folk instruments alongside more conventional Black Metal guitar work and primitive drumming to create a unique blend of blackened folk music.

Since forming in 2011, Twilight Fauna has released multiple full lengths, EPs and splits, including the much acclaimed Hymns of a Forgotten Homeland LP. With songs steeped in atmosphere, Twilight Fauna is one man’s deeply personal vision into the history of himself and of the mountains of his birthplace.

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Praise for Shadows of Ancestors:

“Ambient, cinematic, hypnotic and still wonderfully savage. ‘Shadows Of Ancestors’ is an introspective and genuinely moving album that transcends its Black Metal roots and builds on the foundations of its predecessor. Twilight Fauna continues to improve as a project and is crafting some very interesting music that is begging to be explored. ” – Intravenous Magazine

“Ravenwood’s tireless work ethic and prolific output have helped Twilight Fauna grow at a pretty rapid pace. “Shadows of Ancestors” is proof of that artistic development, as this sometimes strange, often moving project keeps getting richer and more defined. It’ll never be everyone’s cup of tea, but those who do relish these sounds will find themselves immersed in a haunting place with rogue spirits showing you the way.” – Meat Mead Metal


Source: Dewar PR

For more info:

Acephale Winter Facebook

Acephale Winter Productions Bandcamp




Latest Death/Black Metal Sensation KULT MOGIŁ Signs To Pagan Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on September 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Death/Black Metal heathens Kult Mogił (translation: Sepulchral Cult) are the newest band to dwell in the sounds of the netherworld. Their potential has led to their recognition and signing of a record deal with Poland’s legendary Pagan Records.

The band was established in October 2014 in Tarnów, Poland. In April 2015 they released Demo 2015, which will soon be released on tape via Gravplass Propaganda. The band is currently recording their debut full-length album entitled Anxiety Never Descending, which will be released under the banner of Pagan Records. More information regarding the release to follow soon.

Kult Mogił are the latest band you need to watch out for. Their sounds will appeal to fans of bands like Bölzer, Cruciamentum, Necros Christos, Doombringer or Cultes Des Ghoules. 

Listen to Kult Mogił’s Demo 2015 via Bandcamp. Check them out online on their official website.

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Pagan Records Online:









Swiss Black Metal Vortex BORGNE To Release ‘Règne des Mort’ On Those Opposed Records September 28th

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on August 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Swiss Black Metal Vortex BORGNE have inked a deal with Those Opposed Records for the release of new album Règne des Morts on September 28, just prior to the band’s appearance at the Black Arts Ceremony Fest in Lyon, France. The album features eight tracks (78 minutes) of crushing, industrial black metal that is superior in terms of songwriting and production to anything previously released.  New track “Fear” is streaming here.

The album will be distributed by Season of Mist and Those Opposed Records. Pre-order it at this location. Guests on the new album include Dirge Rep (GEHENNA, ENSLAVED), writing lyrics for one track, and Spellgoth (HORNA) contributing vocals on one track. It will also feature one track in Greek (Ormenos also plays in Kawir) and the first BORGNE track ever to be sung in French.

The album will be available as:

  • CD jewelcase (12-page booklet)
  • CD digipack (12-page booklet, limited to first run)
  • T-shirt
  • Vinyl (more info below)

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Règne des Morts – Track List:

1. Void Miasma
2. Αιώνιοι Φόβοι
3. When Swans Are Choking
4. Everything Is A Fallacy
5. Abysmal Existence
6. Fear
7. L’Odeur De La Mort

A massive BORGNE Vinyl Box Set of the trilogy that began with Entraves de l’Ame (2010) ends with Règne des Morts will be released via Those Opposed Records in 2016. The box set will contain Règne des Morts (2015) on double LP plus  2012 album Royaume des Ombres on double LP with exclusive bonus track, along with 2012 album Entraves de l’Ame as a single LP. It will be limited to 500 copies and distributed via Those Opposed Records and Season of Mist: 300 copies on black vinyl, and two different coloured vinyl versions each limited to 100 copies.

Those purchasing Règne des Morts on CD from the band or Season of Mist  will have their emails automatically registered for an early bird mailing list to reserve a copy of the vinyl-box set trilogy ahead of the general public.

Double-CD Return to the Past is still available via Those Opposed Records.


For more info:


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ClawHammer PR




Black Metal Brother Duo HELLEBORUS Reveal Live Line Up For Debut Colorado Show Dates

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on August 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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L-R: Brent Boutte’ – Drums, Jerred Houseman – Guitar & leads, Wyatt Houseman – Voice, Ian Horenman – guitar & rhythms, Michael Hylands – Bass (Photo Credit – Boutte’ Photography)


‘Coils’ – FREE Download here.  

‘The Carnal Sabbath’ – Song Stream here.

Named after a gorgeous, but poisonous flower that blooms in winter, Manitou Springs, CO based HELLEBORUS, the new creation of brothers Jerred & Wyatt Houseman (both former members of Execration) are proud to reveal their live line up featuring Brent Boutte’ on drums, Ian Horenman on guitar and Michael Hylands on bass. HELLEBORUS will be hitting the stage for performances on August 21st (their debut live show) in Colorado Springs, CO and September 5th supporting Brazilian metallers Unearthly and Krow for their tour date in Denver. CO.

“It is a great honor to finally take our magic live and we are very grateful to be working with such dedicated individuals. So much work has already gone into this project and we are only at the roots of something great. Everyone involved in this project comes from very different backgrounds and we feel it adds a lot to the chemistry. A lot of new things are in development for the evolution of this project and we are excited to share this with you.” – comments Wyatt Houseman.

Show Dates:

Aug 21 – Colorado Springs, CO – Zodiac Lounge w/ Thorns of Acanthus, Scepter of Eligos, Nybbas – Event info here.

Sept 5 – Denver, CO – 3 Kings Tavern w/ Unearthly, Krow, Mount Cairn, Six Feet of Anger – Event info here.


Helleborus has unleashed two tracks ‘Coils’ and ‘The Carnal Sabbath’ over this summer, which are off  their soon to be finished debut full length, a release that combines black, death and doom metal with a vast ambiance. Helleborus venture outside the conventional colors of traditional black metal, the brothers 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)

Live Line Up features: Wyatt (vocals, lyrics) & Jerred Houseman (bass), Brent Boutte’ (drums) and Ian H. (guitarist)


For more info, please visit the following links:

Critical Praise:

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

“The chiming riffs and exotic lead guitar melodies in “Coils” do indeed generate an air of mysticism that surrounds the song, but the music also rocks very hard. The thundering drums and rumbling bass rhythms give the song a sense of tangible power, and the jagged, howling vocals cut like a serrated knife. It’s a bulldozer as well as a spellcaster…the song is also catchy as hell, and it should hold special appeal to fans of bands such as The Devil’s Blood, Satyricon, and Belphegor.” – No Clean Singing



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