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IRONSTORM – Announce Calgary And Edmonton CD Launch Shows For Forthcoming EP ‘Wrathwind’; Streaming New Single ‘The Watcher’

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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L-R: Dave Pollock – Bass | Luke Barry – Rhythm/Lead Guitars | Karli Romyn – Vocals | Tyson Travnik – Drums | Diego Fermandez – Rhythm/Lead Guitars |Photo Credit – Dana Zuk

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Thrash-Power-Speed Metal quartet Ironstorm are proud to announce they will be performing two CD launch shows for their forthcoming EP ‘Wrathwind’ set for release on April 22nd. They will be showcasing in Calgary, AB on Friday, April 25 at Lord Nelson’s with support from Bloodreich, Shrapnal, Samandriel and in their hometown of Edmonton, AB on Saturday, April 26 at The Starlite Room with support from Bleed, Mortillery, Gatekrashor. For further event details, please visit the following link: http://artistdata.sonicbids.com/ironstorm/shows/

In additional news, Ironstorm has teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for the exclusive premiere of their track ‘The Watcher’.

PureGrainAudio Streamhttp://puregrainaudio.com/audio/ironstorm-the-watcher-song-stream-world-premiere

Ironstorm’s debut EP, Wrathwind will feature six tracks highlighting the band’s “energetic, organic, melodic, passionate, powerful” sound. Wrathwind was engineered and mixed by Travnik in his own professional studio, Excalibur Productions and was mastered by Andy Larocque of King Diamond/Merciful Fate at Sonic Train Studios and will be available in a number of formats, from digital download to floppy disk. Yes, floppy disk.

For more info, please visit the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/IronstormOfficial

Buy Links: iTunesBandcamp

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

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LONG LIVE IRONSTORM.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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UNTIMELY DEMISE “Systematic Eradication” – A Metal Album From 2013 You Really NEED To Know About!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Untimely Demise - Systematic Eradication - promo cover pic

4.5 METAL Fists Out Of 5!

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UNTIMELY DEMISE are from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Thrash Metal and Death Metal collide in a fireball of gargantuan glory, on Systematic Eradication; with healthy slices of True and Speed Metal adding to the Metal delicacy! Untimely Demise is, in my Metal opinion, a Metal band that has an enormous cross-over appeal to Metal fans of widespread Metal tastes. I’m certain the majority shall agree, the cover artwork for Systematic Eradication kicks quantum ass. Ed Repka is an artistic Metal genius.

With plenty of melodic guitar solos and groove infested rhythm throughout, Systematic Eradication is a Metal release from 2013 that must be highlighted here on Metal Odyssey. This Untimely Demise album comes across with such a genuine attack of Thrash sound and energy; I cannot resist listening to Systematic Eradication, in its entirety, each time I reach for it! Vocally and musically impressive, as ALL eight songs flow seamlessly together, with each song having ample Metal uniqueness of structure and enjoyability. A fabulous Metal album! Metal be thy name. – Stone

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SYSTEMATIC ERADICATION – Track Listing:

01 – Spiritual Embezzlement

02 – The Last Guildsman

03 – Somali Pirates

04 – Redemption

05 – Navigator’s Choice

06 – A Warrior’s Blood

07 – Revolutions

08 – Escape From Supermax

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Above: CD back cover art & track listing

Systematic Eradication was produced by ex-Megadeth/King Diamond Guitarist, Glen Drover.

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PURCHASE/SUPPORT UNTIMELY DEMISE METAL!

Bandcamp: http://untimelydemise.bandcamp.com

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* For more info on UNTIMELY DEMISE:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/UntimelyDemise1

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LONG LIVE UNTIMELY DEMISE.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Edge Of Attack – Power Thrashers Post Teaser For Music Video ‘In Hell’ On Blank TV; Debut Album Releases On February 19th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Edge Of Attack - Group Promo Pic! 2013 - #1

Left to right: Dallas Dyck (Rhythm guitar), Roxanne Gordey (Vocals), Jurekk Whipple (Lead guitar, vocals), Denver Whipple (Bass), Trevor Swain (Drums) | Photo credit: Alicia Beisel Photography

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Grande Prairie, AB power-thrash five-piece Edge of Attack whom are gearing up for the release of their self-titled debut album on Tuesday, February 19th via Halifax metal label Spread The Metal Records have posted a teaser for their upcoming music video directed by Karen Michelle Meola in support of their second single ‘In Hell’.

To view the teaser on Blank TV, please visit the following link here: (http://youtu.be/yIU9giaRHwA)

Album pre-order available at the following link here: (http://spreadthemetalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edge-of-attack)

Produced by EAO guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple, the debut features ten tracks of haunting vocals, shredding guitars, complex bass lines, furious drumming plus choral and symphonic arrangements. Guest artists are: solo artist Ivan Gianinni, Ryan Boivard (Hallows Die) and Pellek (Damnation Angels).

Edge Of Attack - promo cover pic!

Edge Of Attack Release Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

 Label: Spread The Metal Records

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Edge of Attack – Track Listing

1. In Hell 4:36

2. The Haunting 5:08

3. Demon (Of The Northern Seas) feat. Ivan Giannini 5:04

4. Take Me Alive 4:24

5. In The Night 4:27

6. Edge Of Attack 5:07

7. Rise Above 5:55

8. Forever 3:46

9. The Damned feat. Ryan Bovaird 6:01

10. Set The World Aflame feat. PelleK 8:29

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Check out below, the Official Video for the song: Forever. 

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EDGE OF ATTACK – BIO:

No good could possibly come out of the frigid Northern lands of Alberta, you say? Well, sorry to tell you, there’s an exception to every rule. Enter smoldering power-thrash five-piece Edge of Attack.

Combining haunting vocals, shredding guitars, complex bass lines, furious drumming and choral and symphonic arrangements with surprising depth, Edge of Attack has not only taken the metal scene by storm, but also by surprise. Having been featured in Revolver magazine, you’d think the band has surely been around for years, but truth be told, they’ve accomplished all this while releasing no more than two singles.

Representing the changes that have taken place and the reinvention of Edge of Attack’s sound, the self-titled album, which was produced by guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple himself and is soon to be released with Spread the Metal Records, is, simply put, a reawakening and rebirthing of power metal with thrash creeping its way into the picture.

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For more info on Edge of Attack please follow the band at these links:

www.EdgeofAttack.com | https://www.facebook.com/edgeofattackofficial | @EdgeOfAttack

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

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LONG LIVE EDGE OF ATTACK.

Stone.

OVERLORD – Canadian Metallers Record Track For Upcoming METALLICA Tribute Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 6, 2012 by Metal Odyssey


Legendary cult Canadian Metallers Overlord will be included in an upcoming Metallica tribute album titled, Puppet Masters – A Millennium Tribute to Metallica - 1983-2013, scheduled to be released on Versailles Records and is slated for later this year.

The selected song, King Nothing, was recorded at Vyner Road Studio and engineered, mixed and produced by Elliott Sairan who has worked with Rush, Triumph, Jeff Beck and Alice Cooper among others.

Currently Overlord are working on new material and are up to see a new release soon to follow the 2010 release Back into the Dragon’s Lair put out by Heaven and Hell Records.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on OVERLORD, click on the links below!

facebook: Overlord

http://www.heavenandhellrecords.com

LONG LIVE OVERLORD.

LONG LIVE METALLICA.

Stone.

DARK CENTURY – Exclusively Streaming New Single ‘Kill The Crowd’ On SMNnews.com + TOUR DATES

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

One of Montreal’s heaviest and most aggressive Metal bands, Dark Century, whom will be performing at this year’s Heavy MTL after winning the fest’s battle of the bands are now exclusively streaming their new single ‘Kill The Crowd’ on SMNnews.com at the following location.

Gearing up to release their second album, a follow-up to their 2008 debut, later this year, Dark Century will be giving audiences a preview of their new sound while delivering their standard unrivaled live show when they travel the Great North from East to West, kicking off in Ottawa on July 20 at The Brass Monkey.

Music Videos

Viande Froide - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTYgF71iKVk

Muncherz - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlmdXO6BwXs

Tour Dates:

July 20, 2012 – The Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON w/ Deamon, Placentophagia, Accursed Spawn, Argus Panoptes

July 25, 2012 – Lepps – Saskatoon, SK

*July 27, 2012 – Scott Block Theatre – Red Deer, AB (moved from Calgary, AB)

July 29, 2012 – Iron Road Studios – Vancouver, BC

July 30, 2012 – The DV8 Tavern – Edmonton, AB

Aug 1, 2012 – The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB

August 2, 2012 – Black Pirates Pub, Thunder Bay, ON

August 11, 2012 – Heavy MTL Fest – Montreal, QC

BIO:

Aggressive, hilarious, heavy and bloody and, just as importantly, filled with trans fats and cholesterol, Montreal’s Metal five-piece Dark Century welds together Death, Thrash, Grind and Hardcore, striving to always stay fresh.

Following their 2008 debut, Days of the Mosh, the band’s yet-to-be-titled second album is set to be unleashed on the masses later this year.

“One of the main differences is the fact that there is a second guitarist in the band now. This brings harmonies and solos that were not present before. The way we are recording is also different and our gear has evolved over the time. This time around we are also working with Chris Donaldson,” says guitarist Éric Duranleau.

“All in all, we are taking a big step from the previous album in order to put out something that sounds heavier, more aggressive and more in your face. We keep it simple and efficient. We are not reinventing the wheel. It is the logic evolution for us from Days Of The Mosh.”

With an unrivalled live show accompanying their music – “We like to bring the party on stage, we’ll throw ourselves around for the whole set and often feel it for a few days. When you come see a show that has Dark Century on the bill, you’ll get exactly that: a show” – it’s no wonder Dark Century was one of the two finalists at the Heavy MTL Battle of the Bands, winning the chance to play Heavy MTL this summer.

As Duranleau puts it, “Dark Century is bacon. It’s greasy, fat and crunchy and it is an essential element of any unbalanced diet!

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

LONG LIVE DARK CENTURY.

Stone.

TITANS EVE – “Life Apocalypse” An Inferno Of Thrash From A Fast Rising Metal Battalion

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on July 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

TITANS EVE – 2012 has proven to be a quantum Metal leap forward for the Thrash Metal battalion from Vancouver, BC, known as Titans Eve. With their second full-length, Life Apocalypse, being released on July 13th, the Metal momentum for Titans Eve is on full-scale-Thrash-throttle. As an opening act for the legendary KORN back on June 29th, along with Summer tour dates opening for the supergroup KILL DEVIL HILL and also legendary ANVIL, Titans Eve is a Thrash force that have caught the attention of their Metal peer elite.

As I’ve listened to Life Apocalypse, I’ve come to realize that Titans Eve isn’t trying to sound like the other guys. Titans Eve hasn’t run off with old school fever. Titans Eve hasn’t caved into an over-swollen modern persona of sound either. Instead, Titans Eve truly plays their own scorching brand of Thrash Metal. Yes, the overall feel, vibe and sound that Titans Eve has tapped into has given me every reason to believe they will be around in another decade… or two.

When it pertains to level of heaviness, the Thrash from Titans Eve is not nearly as punishing as Slayer or present day Exodus, nevertheless, Titans Eve still plays Thrash in the heavy vein as ANVIL, AnthraxDeath Angel and Testament’s 1992′s offering The Ritual. Trust me, Titans Eve doesn’t need to go extreme, this band gets their Thrashin’ point across with admirable skill and polish.

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Brian Gamblin’s vocals and the totality of musicianship is very refined and refreshing, with no glimmer of trying to strip things down to be acknowledged as “extra cool.” I’ve found Life Apocalypse to be free of any fillers, however, a musical detour is taken with A Wound That Never Heals and it’s a mellow break in the Thrash action. This instrumental is an excellent listen and legendary Thrash bands before Titans Eve have chilled out with a mid-tempo/mellow song and/or instrumental too.

Life Apocalypse is an inferno of Thrash to get your ears into. My favorite song here is Frozen In Time; still this album as a whole is a 2012 favorite. The shredding, sizzling solos, riffage, hammering rhythm section and gang vocals are all here, with confident, strong and expressive vocals from Brian Gamblin. With the young guns of Thrash, the likes of HemoptysisWarbringer, HAVOK, Bonded By Blood and Titans Eve, I can rest easy knowing that this beloved genre will remain a Metal force to be reckoned with for many, many years to come.

Buy Life Apocalypse and it will serve you Metal right. In keeping their sonic identity as unique as possible, Titans Eve have weaved decades of Thrash elements together and are undeniably real. Thrash Metal fans of any generation should appreciate what Titans Eve have created for quality songs on this album. Metal fans of any genre will know this is the stuff when they hear it too. Metal be thy name.

TITANS EVE:

Brian Gamblin – Guitars and lead Vocals

Kyle Gamblin – guitars and vocals

Jesse Hord – bass

Casey Ory – drums

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LIFE APOCALYPSE – Track Listing:

Overcast (Intro)

Destined To Die

Road To Ruin

Descension (Instrumental)

The Abyss

Life Apocalypse

A Wound That Never Heals (Instrumental)

Divided We Fall

Hollow Gods

Frozen In Time

The Void

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For more info on TITANS EVE, click on the links below!

http://www.titanseve.com/

fanpage 

LONG LIVE TITANS EVE.

Stone.

FREE DOWNLOAD – CANUCK METAL Vol. 2 Presented by Loudtrax.com & Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada (H.M.M.A.C.)

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

 

This Canada Day, in honour of the great country that is Canada and its vast amount of unbelievable, unrivaled Metal talent, the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada (H.M.M.A.C.) and LoudTrax.com are proud to announce the release of Canuck Metal Vol. 2, a free download compilation, part of a series to showcase Canada’s up and coming head banging talent.

Download Link:  http://www.loudtrax.com/canuckmetal2/default.aspx  

Promo Code – HMMAC

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CANUCK METAL VOLUME 2 – Track Listing:

1. Arapacis – End of The Line (5:50)

2. Crisis Kings-Glutton (3:24)

3. Forbidden Sin – Man Down(4:12)

4. Hollow – Sunriser (4:41)

5. Hymnosis – How Dare You (5:16)

6. Makaria – Spire (3:57)

7. Nephelium – Merciless Annihilation (6:18)

8. Project Mars – Don’t Hold Back (4:30)

9. Sanktuary – Raise the Flag (4:25)

10. The New Jacobin Club – My Smile (2:37)

11. The Void – If We Can’t Beat ‘Em (Detour ‘Em!) (1:23)

12. Trainwreck Architect – Dream Pariah (3:34)

13. Tribune – The Succubus (3:15)

14. Wolven Ancestry – The Animistic Awakening (5:59)

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE CANADIAN METAL.

Stone.

TITANS EVE Streaming New Single ‘Destined To Die’ on Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog, FREE T-Shirt with Pre-Order of New Album + Tour with ANVIL

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on June 22, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

TITANS EVE – Vancouver Thrashers Titans Eve are now exclusively streaming their first single ‘Destined To Die’ on Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog here. The single is from the band’s upcoming concept album ‘Life Apocalypse’ set for release on Friday, July 13th and is the follow-up to last year’s debut ‘The Divine Equal’ (based on The Book of Genesis & John Milton’s poem ‘Paradise Lost’).

”Destined to Die’ is the track we feel really introduces our album’s theme of a personal apocalypse on a broad scale. It’s about a person’s everyday struggle with life challenges and how in the end we die no matter how hard we fight to live. Death is the storm we can’t see, but our wanting to triumph over challenges despite the inevitable end is what makes us real.’ says vocalist / guitarist Brian Gamblin.

In additional news, the band has announced they will be on tour with ANVIL this summer and are offering a FREE T-shirt with every pre-order of the album via their bandcamp here. (http://titanseve.bandcamp.com/album/life-apocalypse-pre-order-now-out-july-13-2012)

Tour Dates – Titans Eve w/ ANVIL:

July 30, 2012 – The Exchange – Regina, SK w/ ANVIL + guests

July 31, 2012The Odeon – Saskatoon, SK w/ ANVIL, Untimely Demise, Lavagoat, Agony Spawn, Caym

August 1, 2012The Scott Block – Red Deer, AB w/ ANVIL, Day One

August 2, 2012 – The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB w/ ANVIL + guests

August 3, 2012 – The Distillery – Calgary, AB w/ ANVIL + guests

August 4, 2012The Sapphire Lounge - Kelowna, BC w/ ANVIL

August 5, 2012The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ ANVIL, Skullhammer, Dead Asylum

For more info on Titans Eve please visit their official website www.TitansEve.com or follow them on their Facebook fanpage and Twitter.

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

LONG LIVE TITANS EVE.

LONG LIVE ANVIL.

Stone.

MY OWN CHAOS – Announce ‘Chaos Across Canada Tour’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on June 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Vancouver’s MY OWN CHAOS, a female fronted Metal band that fused Traditional Metal with Thrash and straight ahead Hard Rock are proud to announce dates for their upcoming “CHAOS ACROSS CANADA TOUR”, which will see them venture across the Canadian provinces, kicking off their tour in Vancouver, BC on June 26th and going east to return west on July 28th for a tour wrap up show in Innisfail, AB.

The band will be touring on their well-received debut “MY OWN CHAOS”, a concept album that has charted in the top 10 Loud College Radio Charts across the country. The album features a who’s who of guest stars like Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys/Lard)Joey Keithley (DOA), Ani Kyd (Alternative Tentacles Recording Artist Fuel Injected.45), Steve Jack (Rockhead) and Brian Langley (Infernal Majesty).

“The My Own Chaos album was written about my divorce and the emotional rollercoaster that goes along with it.  At times I was questioning my sanity and doing all that I could to hold everything together.  I really dove deep into my emotions and let all the issues out.  This album is my therapy” commented My Own Chaos vocalist Connie Chaos (who also fronts the tribute bands Sister Sabbath and Zeppelina).

Over the last year in promotion of their first release, the band has completed several Western Canada tours and is lined up to share the stage with Powerman 5000 in September 2012.

For more info on MY OWN CHAOS please visit http://www.myownchaos.com

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Videos:

Hella Good - http://youtu.be/zHA5ee7Lvd4

My Own Chaos - http://youtu.be/ucQqPLWdjAU

Instinct to Exist - http://youtu.be/ejsvTpDjePQ

CHAOS ACROSS CANADA TOUR DATES 2012

June 26, 2012 – Funky Winkerbeans – Vancouver, BC

July 4, 2012 – Verns – Calgary, AB

July 5, 2012 – Distillery – Calgary, AB

July 6, 2012 – DV8 – Edmonton, AB

July 7, 2012 – JDs Lounge – Wainwright, AB

July 8, 2012 – Rednex – Morinville, AB

July 12, 2012 – Gaslight – Regina, SK

July 13, 2012 – The Pat – Saskatoon, SK

July 14, 2012 – North Hill – Brandon, MB

July 17, 2012 – Ozzys – Winnipeg, MB

July 18, 2012 – Apollo – Thunder Bay, ON

July 20, 2012 – Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON

July 21, 2012 – Crowbar – Montreal, QC

July 22, 2012 – L’Agitee – Quebec City, QC

July 23, 2012 – Café Chaos – Montreal, QC

July 26, 2012 – Rendezvous – Edmonton, AB

July 27, 2012 – The Zoo – Innisfail, AB

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

LONG LIVE MY OWN CHAOS.

Stone.

TRIBUNE “THE SUCCUBUS” – Check Out This New Track From Their Forthcoming Album!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , on March 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

TRIBUNE – Out of Burnaby, BC (Canada), comes a Metal legion that’s armed with a cornucopia of Metal sound and grooves. TRIBUNE (pronounced TRY-BUNE) are releasing their third CD and second full length officially on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 called “Elder Lore / The Dark Arts” on their independent label Corpse Corrosion Music. Plus they will be hitting the road to tour Canada and USA in April and May.

Combining both clean and extreme vocals, with a heaping dose of melodic zest musically, while not compromising on the heaviness and speed, TRIBUNE unleashes a potent new song among us: The Succubus. WARNING: Once you push that play button below, The Succubus must not be played loud… it must be played F’n LOUD!

Go ahead and dive your Metal craving senses into The Succubus NOW!

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(Source: Asher Media Releations)

For more info on TRIBUNE, click on the link below:

TRIBUNE – Reveal Album Artwork and Track Listing For “Elder Lore/The Dark Arts”

LONG LIVE TRIBUNE.

Stone.

TRIBUNE – Reveal Album Artwork and Track Listing For “Elder Lore/The Dark Arts”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , on February 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

The Melodic Thrash / Prog Metallers of Burnaby, BC’s TRIBUNE are proud to reveal the album artwork and track listing from their upcoming 8 track annihilator “Elder Lore/ The Dark Arts” that will be officially released on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 under their independent label Corpse Corrosion Music.

“Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, our album -”Elder Lore / The Dark Arts”- has come to usher in a new era of Canadian Melodic Thrash Metal, so come bask with us in this radiant, and dynamic vision. -”for none but death shall stop this lone revolution.” – lyrics from Bryan Baker of Tribune from the song “The Warrior Mentality”.” Commented TRIBUNE bassist Ryan O’Shea.

This is TRIBUNE‘s third studio effort and second full length since the band of friends and brothers inception in 2005. Mixing elements of Death Thrash Metal with melodic vocals, the album will feature new material along with classic fan favourites and is an album capturing the raw energetic sound the band projects naturally live.

In additional news,  TRIBUNE will also be kicking off their two month USA and Canada tour in support of “Elder Lore/ The Dark Arts” on April 2012 with dates soon to be announced.

(Source: Asher Media Relations)

Original artwork by Ryan O’Shea.

Art production by: Steve Kwasniewski

1. It Came From The Swamps…
2. The Succubus
3. Chemistry Arrives
4. The Warrior Mentality
5. Below
6. We, The Black
7. Man On The Outside
8. The World’s Greatest Cynic
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VideoTribuneComing of Cain (from Rotting Core EP 2010) – http://youtu.be/8pJGDQXNoe0
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Show Date:
February 24, 2012 – Funky Winkerbeans – Vancouver, BC w/ Bushwacker, Slagduster (Grand Forks, BC), Dead Asylum (Facebook Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/341050369250241/)
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Genre defying. Accessible. Iconoclastic. This can only be Tribune.

LONG LIVE TRIBUNE.

Stone.

KATAKLYSM “Heaven’s Venom” – Death Metal Mastery To Devour

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

KATAKLYSM – Released on August 24, 2010, on Nuclear Blast America, Heaven’s Venom marks the tenth studio album from Kataklysm, arguably the most brutally powerful Metal band ever exported from The Great White North. This new Kataklysm album is fully loaded with ten songs, which exceed the boundaries of what great Death Metal is supposed to accomplish… by mesmerizing your senses into a state of Extreme Death Metal delirium. It is a tried and true Death Metal band like Kataklysm that I cannot resist rooting for, their tireless effort to make their presence known as a Death Metal force, in the vast world of Metal, is an undisputed benchmark of their existence.

From the onset, Soulless God annihilates with it’s all encompassing and overpowering Death Metal fury. All ten songs for that matter, are an enormous listen into just how Kataklysm has evolved over the past two decades, with their obvious stamp of originality upon the genre of Death Metal, a genre which has become a behemoth in the annals of Metal Music. The melodic nature of Kataklysm’s sound is derived from guitar virtuoso Jean-Francois Dagenais, he can play the heavy while instilling an accessibility to this band from his diverse playing. Even casual Death Metal fans should easily adhere their ears to what Deganais plays here, with loyal fans knowing that he is one of the finest in all of Metal.

Without hesitation, Heaven’s Venom is one of the most engaging Death Metal albums I’ve ever listened to. Slivers of progressiveness will sparingly peer around Kataklysm’s corner, with the spoken word being utilized in the songs: A Soulless God and Hail The Renegade. Kataklysm has never been about fast food Death Metal, this band’s intricacies have always lied within their passion for creating songs that leap out at you with rage and then abruptly casting searing melodic turns without notice. Lyrically, Heaven’s Venom embarks on dark personal struggles and values, with revenge and triumph being touched upon in prolific style, which Maurizio Iacono conveys with undisputed domination. Maurizio is one of those vocalists… when Maurizio sings, Stone listens.

The themes of divide and conquer and good versus evil may seem cliche with their simplicity, only Kataklysm gives forth a larger story than that throughout Heaven’s Venom. The markedness of Heaven’s Venom is truly a carry over from the rest of Kataklysm’s catalog of albums, once again embarking on what I construe to be… thinking man’s Death Metal. Yes, contrary to any department of psychology misnomer, Death Metal can be smart, both lyrically and musically. Along with the forever legendary Death Metal pioneers the likes of Death, Kataklysm will unconditionally receive my Metal accolades for their artistic point style too.

My personal favorite song on Heaven’s Venom is As The Walls Collapse. I will survive all the demons you throw at me, I will deny all the weakness inside… these are lyrics that psyche-me-out beyond Metal belief. Combine intelligent and powerful lyrics with elevated Death Metal grooves and yes, this song is a masterful achievement that will not become obsolete for my ears. I could go as far by saying: As The Walls Collapse sounds superiorly delectable, when listened to ten times in a row, very loudly.

Without exception, is Heaven’s Venom relentless with the double bass and copious rhythmic blasts from Max Duhamel, holy mother of Metal does Max lock himself into a phrenetic groove on every song. Metal be thy name he is outstanding. The combination of Max Duhamel behind the kit and Stephane Barbe on bass makes for an earsplitting wall of Death Metal welcomeness. Heaven’s Venom is what I consider an undeniable right choice for any Death Metal, Metal or Extreme Metal fan alive today. An album such as Heaven’s Venom doesn’t just fall from the sky, this is as creatively heavy as it gets with Death Metal, while being fortified with the upmost intensity and Death Metal proficiency that I’ve come to expect from Kataklysm.

* For more info on KATAKLYSM, just click on the link below:

KATAKLYSM – MySpace Music Page

KATAKLYSM:

Maurizio  Iacono – vocals

J-F Dagenais – guitars

Stephane Barbe – bass

Max Duhamel – drums

Track Listing For Heaven’s Venom:

A Soulless God

Determined (Vows Of Vengeance)

Faith Made Of Shrapnel

Push The Venom

Hail The Renegade

As The Walls Collapse

Numb And Intoxicated

At The Edge Of The World

Suicide River

Blind Saviour

LONG LIVE KATAKLYSM.

Stone.

KATAKLYSM “HEAVEN’S VENOM” – RELEASES AUGUST 2010 & NEW ALBUM ARTWORK!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal music, extreme metal bands, extreme metal music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

KATAKLYSM - Originating from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Kataklysm is a Death & Extreme Metal Band, that packs a multi-potent blast of energy within the framework of their creativity. Kataklysm will be releasing their eleventh studio album – Heaven’s Venom, on Nuclear Blast Records, on August 20th in Europe and August 24th in North America. Check out the new album artwork above! If this imagery and art for Heaven’s Venom is any indication of just how strong, dark, heavy and extreme the songs within are… then my Metal anticipation for this new Kataklysm album is at the highest Metal level. Whoa. Whoa again. I’m predicting Heaven’s Venom will easily be a Metal Odyssey’s top twenty album pick for 2010… just where it winds up in the list is to be determined.

Since Kataklysm’s 1993 EP release – The Mystical Gate of Reincarnation, this band has 18+ years of bringing their brand of Metal carnage to the masses… with absolutely NO signs of slowing things down for nuthin’. This new album, coupled with Kataklysm’s touring on Ozzfest, should catapult this veteran band to even larger Metal heights, while recruiting new fans along the way.

KATAKLYSM ARE:

MAURIZIO IACONO – vocals

MAX DUHAMEL – drums

JEAN-FRANCOIS DAGENAIS - guitars

STEPHANE BARBE – bass

* The track listing for Heaven’s Venom is not yet fully released. I would not want to give any song titles away on Metal Odyssey without the appropriate credibility.

Kataklysm is also on the OZZFEST TOUR 2010. The Ozzfest Tour gets started on August 14th, in San Bernardino, California. Kataklysm is a second stage act, along with Black Label Society, Skeletonwitch, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Drowning Pool, Goatwhore and Saviours. This is one blistering second stage at Ozzfest 2010! The Ozzfest main stage acts are: Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Halford, Devildriver and  Nonpoint.

* You can get more info on OZZFEST 2010 by clicking the link below:

OZZFEST 2010

* For more info on KATAKLYSM, click the very important link below!

KATAKLYSM – MySpace Music Page

Back on January 4, 2010, I posted about my Kataklysm – Prevail picture disc… and the Prevail album too. You can read it by clicking the ultra-large header below:

KATAKLYSM – “TAKING THE WORLD BY STORM” PICTURE DISC & “PREVAIL” ALBUM = DEATH METAL DOMINATION

LONG LIVE KATAKLYSM!

Stone.

SHOTGUN CURE – METAL BAND LOOKING TO RISE AND CONQUER WITH “DEPRAVITY UNLEASHED” EP

Posted in hard rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, heavy metal news, heavy metal videos, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

SHOTGUN CURE – It’s always a great Metal feeling, to come across a young band of Thrashers that feed off their Old School Thrash and Metal influences and put it to good Metal use. Shotgun Cure is a Metal Band that does just this and they are doing it damn well too. Originating from Toronto, Canada, Shotgun Cure is not out trying to reinvent any Metal historic genres, instead they are grabbing the Metal torch and running with it… and I only hope they don’t stop for ‘nuthin or nobody. Sure, their five song EP – Depravity Unleashed is raw… however, isn’t that how all the legends of Metal Music used to sound like in the beginning? Plus, how often are we now hearing the veteran Thrash Metal Bands wanting to return to their roots and rediscover their raw energy they once captured and assaulted our Metal senses with?

Having a raw sound is not a negative, it’s being real and blue collar. That’s Metal. There is plenty of time ahead for Shotgun Cure to polish their outer crust a bit… just about every veteran Metal Band has done so eventually. It’s what I hear within the inner core of Shotgun Cure’s Metal that counts. A sound and feel of talent that hits me with a brick load of credibility. With influences that range from Iron Maiden to Opeth, with Pantera, Slayer and Kreator inbetween, Shotgun Cure knows about which bands to learn a thing or two from.

These guys are not looking to be hobby musicians anytime soon. Shotgun Cure brings an energy that comes across as genuine, no pretensions, with aspirations of success spilling out from the vocals and guitar of Harut Savchenko, the thunderous bass playing of James Tulloch and the furious drumming of Kyle Lecourt.

Sustainment has the riff… one that opens up this song with an uncanny reminder that all is well for the future of Metal Music, thanks to rising bands like Shotgun Cure. Add the speed guitar solo from Harut, with a pummeling bass and drums and Sustainment shall sustain any Metalhead’s attention – no questions asked. Unswayed is the 7:35 Metal epic on Depravity Unleashed, forging it’s power and Metal might upon my ears without any remorse. The guitar play of Harut swelters with Thrash enormity of Old School days gone by on Unswayed, just a fine example of how tight Shotgun Cure can play on this song.

Shotgun Cure is a song that elevates this EP to a higher level, with it’s melodic guitar leads and ever memorable riffs. It is only fitting that a standout song on Depravity Unleashed is also the name of the band. Iron Shadow is an all-out Thrash blitz that distinguishes Harut as a natural when it comes to having Thrash Metal vocals… nothing is forced or contrived, it’s all authentic to these ears. Kyle on drums makes his presence quite heard on Iron Shadow, as ballistic as he is on time. Exercise This is an exercise in raw and force driven energy that is channeled through the Metal from Shotgun Cure with no compromises… no slacking on the speed here. If one is to headbang to Exercise This, they might as well order their neck brace in advance. This song is a welcomed punishment to my senses.

The reality heard in Depravity Unleashed, is that of a band giving their all. The unreal cool thought is what the future holds for Shotgun Cure… a future that should find this Canadian Metal Band making headway not only across North America but across the Atlantic as well. Only Metal time will tell, however, as I will be rooting for Shotgun Cure all the way.

* Metal Odyssey gives Shotgun Cure - Depravity Unleashed EP 4 out of 5 Metal Fists!

It’s the younger generation of Metal Bands like Shotgun Cure, that will ensure the music we Old School Metalheads cherish, will continue to reign for decades to come.

Track Listing For Depravity Unleashed EP:

Sustainment

Exercise This

Unswayed

Shotgun Cure

Iron Shadow

* Check out Shotgun CureSustainment – Live by clicking the cool box below… oh yeah… don’t forget to crank this Metal up LOUD too!

* You can check out more cool info on Shotgun Cure and also purchase the Depravity Unleashed EP, plus more merch by clicking the link below:

SHOTGUN CURE – MySpace Music Page

Left to right: James Tulloch (bass), Harut Savchenko (vocals & guitar), Kyle Lecourt (drums).

Stone.

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