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TOUR ALERT: Death Metal Crusaders KRYOSPHERE Announce ‘West Koast Katastrophe’ Tour

Posted in Death Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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L-R – Dave Waram – Guitar, Davis Hay – Vocals, Brent Bell – Drums, Stephanie Bell – Bass

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Edmonton, AB’s Death Metal crusaders KRYOSPHERE are proud to announce their ‘West Koast Katastrophe Tour’ that will kick off in Nelson, BC on September 18 at Kootenay Coop Radio for in studio performance and interview on the Nelson On Nelson show and wrap up in Edmonton, AB on September 28th.

“We have been waiting a while now to get out to the West coast, and we are stoked to be getting all the way to Vancouver Island for two dates. With all the festivals we have played this summer so far, it will be nice to seal the deal so to speak and do it night after night for different crowds. In Vancouver we get to play a one-night special with ENTROPIA, which is going to be a hell of an introduction to the Vancouver metal scene. I mean for Brent our drummer, this will be a long time coming return to the big water, but the first for KRYOSPHERE. Also a big shout out to Terry Anderson of RTK for making this all a possibility, we wouldn’t be headed out if it wasn’t for his dedication. Support your local Metal scenes!” comments bassist Stephanie Bell.

TOUR PROMO VIDEO:

Maintaining a strong connection with the roots of old-school Death Metal, KROYOSPHERE, established in 2008, by drummer Brent Bell (ex-Spawned by Rot, ex-Butcher’d), Stephanie Bell on bass, Dave Waram on guitar, and Davis Hay on vocals have released two EPs, 2013’s ‘SOL’ and 2011 debut ‘At Six Feet’ with a follow-up in the works for late 2014 / early 2015. Combining memorable riffs, soaring solos, powerful vocals plus thumping bass drives to inventive and technical drumming, KRYOSPHERE has been able to draw crowds of Metal fans with hails horns high. The band has shared the stage with Putrescence, Dead Jesus, Unleash The Archers, West of Hell, Archspire and many more from the Western Canadian Metal scene.

FREE DOWNLOAD – SOL – EP:

http://kryosphere.bandcamp.com/

FREE DOWNLOAD / PAY WHAT YOU WANT – AT SIX FEET – EP: 

http://kryosphere.bandcamp.com/album/at-six-feet

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18-Sep – Nelson, BC – Kootenay Coop Radio

19-Sep – Vancouver, BC – Funky Winkerbeans

20-Sep – Victoria, BC – The Cambie

21-Sep – Nanaimo, BC – The Queens

23-Sep – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s

24-Sep – Cranbrook, BC – Byng Roadhouse

25-Sep – Medicine Hat, AB – Liquid Niteclub

26-Sep – Calgary, AB – TBA

27-Sep – Red Deer, AB – The Blarney Stone

28-Sep – Edmonton, AB – TBA

ABOUT KRYOSPHERE:

Kryosphere at its core has always maintained strong connections with an old-school Death Metal sound, while embracing the new ideas of their younger peers. In short, they are a Modern Death Metal band that knows how to draw a crowd across the massive gulf of Metal fans.

Formed in 2008 by drummer Brent Bell (ex-Spawned by Rot, ex-Butcher’d) with line changes through its early years, Kryosphere finally solidified an identity with Brent Bell on drums, Stephanie Bell on bass, Dave Waram on guitar, and Davis Hay on vocals. Their debut EP “At Six Feet” was unleashed in 2011 and followed by their 2013 self-release EP “SOL”.

Great attention has been placed on song writing, and it shows on. The uniquely structured music of “SOL” has memorable riffs that are often lacking in today’s Metal. Soaring solos and powerful vocals accompany thick bang along sections, while thumping bass drives the overall feeling of every song. Inventive and technical drumming steer the band through multiple time changes and differing movements.

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Source: Asher Media Relations

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For more info on KRYOSPHERE:

http://kryosphere.net/

http://www.facebook.com/kryospheremetal

http://www.twitter.com/kryosphere

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LONG LIVE KRYOSPHERE.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

Stone.

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DISPLAY OF DECAY – Offer FREE Download of ‘Outbreak Of Infection’ + Alberta Festival Dates

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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L-R – Tyler Goudreau (Vocals/Bass), Sean Watson (Guitarist, Vocals), Avery Desmarais (Drums)
Photo credit: Dana Zuk

The Edmonton, AB grim and gore trio of Display of Decay are giving everyone a chance to experience a taste of their new EP, ‘Outbreak of Infection’ before its full release on August 26th by offering a FREE download of the title track via their Bandcamp here (type in zero for free download). Painting audiences a picture of a much darker and more hostile world than our own, DOD’s gore-filled lyrics and rhythmic brutal Death Metal ring true throughout this EP, which even includes a DOD take of KISS’ Black Diamond showcasing their dynamic influences.

Implementing elements of classic death metal while bringing more groove into the equation. DOD has been steadily growing in the Alberta Metal scene as the band is scheduled to perform Harvesting Hell in Edmonton, AB on Aug 22 and the infamous Loud As Hell festival in Drumheller, AB on Aug 31.

EP Teaser Video:

EP Pre-Order Links: http://displayofdecay.bandcamp.com/album/outbreak-of-infection http://displayofdecay.bigcartel.com/product/outbreak-of-infection-ep

FESTIVAL DATES:

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Aug 22 – Edmonton, AB – The Pawn Shop – Harvesting Hell w/ The Faceless, Origin, Beyond Creation, Rings of Saturn, King Parrot, Fallujah, Archspire and more: Event link | Website | Tickets

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Aug 31 – Drumheller, AB – Loud As Hell Fest w/ Protest The Hero, Titans Eve, Ninjaspy, Death Toll Rising and more: Event link | Website | Tickets

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Track Listing: Display of Decay – Outbreak of Infection

1. Born of Rot (3:37)

2. Manchurian Candidate (4:24)

3. Praise The Gore (3:30)

4. Outbreak of Infection (3:50)

5. Black Diamond (KISS cover) (3:13)

EP Length: 18:37

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About DISPLAY OF DECAY:

In 2007, Edmonton, AB underwent one of the most notable natural disasters in history. An earthquake split the city in two, and chaos ran amok through the streets.

Alas…such things are bound to happen when DISPLAY OF DECAY takes the stage. Handcrafted by Hell’s most elite demons, DISPLAY OF DECAY is noted for bringing a unique blend of old school Death Metal, blended with tinges of Thrash and Doom Metal. The band has spread their infection across Western Canada over the years, sharing the stage alongside other local elite acts such as, Disciples of Power and Into Eternity.

After unleashing three well received indie releases, DISPLAY OF DECAY is currently gearing up for their next follow-up “Outbreak of Infection”, an EP featuring five brutal tracks that includes an annihilating rendition of KISS’ ‘Black Diamond’. Set to riot mosh pits officially August 26, 2014, DISPLAY OF DECAY is eagerly preparing to tour Western Canada in 2014 to promote their best work to date.

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

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For more info on DISPLAY OF DECAY:

http://www.displayofdecay.net/

http://www.facebook.com/displayofdecayofficial

http://twitter.com/displayofdecay

http://displayofdecay.bandcamp.com/

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LONG LIVE DISPLAY OF DECAY.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

PROTOKULT – Progressive Folk Metal Band Reveal Artwork and Track Listing From Upcoming Album “No Beer In Heaven” – Out On August 8th

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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L-R: Jeremy Jackson aka Vodnik (Guitar) – Martin Drozd (Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer) – Mike Matveev (Drums), Dawid Slowiak (Bass), Ekaterina Pyatkova (Vocals, Woodwinds, Synthesizer) – Photo Credit: Erica Ivashina

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Toronto, Ontario’s fun-loving, beer drinking progressive folk metal band PROTOKULT are proud to share with fans artwork and the track listing for their upcoming album ‘No Beer In Heaven’, set for official release on August 8th, 2014, to follow-up 2011’s EP ‘Marzena’ and 2009’s debut ‘Ancestral Anthems’.

“We are anxious and excited to finally unleash the first PROTOKULT full-length album with our current and talented lineup. Expect nothing short of pure, heathen prog-folk with a healthy traditional metal dosage in the mix. Our first single, ‘Get Me A Beer’ will be released early this July and expect the official video shortly thereafter! The video follows a story line which can be best described as “Spinal Tap meets folk-metal” and captures the band in an unpleasant, humorous yet all-too-realistic situation in which artists may find themselves in (we certainly have!)” – Martin Drozd

Years in the making and a few line up changes in the PROTOKULT camp, the Eastern European transplants have transformed progressive, folk and heavy metal influences into a twelve track adventurous trek, diving into themes of drinking, history and human endeavor. Mixing a duo vocal attack of melodic operatics, plus woodwinds from Ekaterina Pyatkova and high-spirited chanting growls from guitarist Martin Drozd, PROTOKULT showcase a diversified and powerful engagement that includes shredding with guitarist Vodnik, the pounding force of Mike Matveev on drums and the grooves of bassist Dawid Slowiak.

In additional news, PROTOKULT will be performing a Toronto CD release show on July 26th for hometown fans at Bovine Sex Club with support from locals Primalfrost, Tsargrad and Montreal’s Karkaos. (show details can found here)

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Track Listing: Protokult – No Beer In Heaven

1. Get Me A Beer! (3:04)

2. Heaven Cast Me Out (4:04)

3. My Father’s Word (5:49)

4. Flight of The Winged Hussar (5:52)

5. Sol Intention (4:39)

6. Edge of Time (5:28)

7. Sanctuaries (2:04)

8. Desert Scourge (4:31)

9. Gorale (4:15)

10. Summer’s Ode (6:07)

11. Razbival Okovi Perun (1:26)

(translation from Slovenian = Perun Has Shattered The Shackles)

12. Water of Life (8:46)

Total Length: (56:12)

Hidden Tracks:

13. Brotokult (3:03)

14. We Smoke The Ganga (3:33)

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Upcoming Show Dates:

July 19 – The Apk – London, ON w/ Battlesoul, Primalfrost, Valhalla Rising

July 26 – Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON w/ Primalfrost, Karkaos, Tsargrad

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Although PROTOKULT is a Canadian-based group, the members come from various backgrounds (Polish, Irish, Russian, Czech) and the result is a marvelous mix of Canadian and international forces. The goal is to unite these cultures into one sound, balancing tradition and folklore with heavy, thrash and black metal for head-bangers everywhere.

With a beauty and the beast-like contrast between Ekaterina’s haunting vocals and the band’s metal onslaught, whether they are reinventing the wheel or carrying down the torch high, PROTOKULT has an exhilarating and fresh sound for the 21st century.

From the studio to the stage, PROTOKULT puts on a live show that can be best described as engaging, energetic and in essence, a live ritual — ‘A must-see act’, according to the Emergenza festival.

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‘No Beer In Heaven’ was recorded at Spectre Sound Studios (Bloodshoteye feat. Randy of Lamb of God; and Woods of Ypres, one of the BWBK Top 30 Canadian albums) and will be released August 8, 2014.

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Critical Praise:

“They belong amongst the ranks of bands like Moonsorrow and Skyforger…Almost every song twists and turns through several folk metal transformations, without ever tapping into cheesy or overly tired clichés.” – Metal Observer (2010 review for Ancestral Anthems)

“Their songs pulse and writhe like a sinuous living thing.” – Exclaim (2012 review of Marzena)

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

* For more info on PROTOKULT:

PROTOKULT – Sales Links: Bandcamp | iTunes

Protokult.com| Facebook | Twittter | Reverbnation | Soundcloud | Youtube | Last.FM

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LONG LIVE PROTOKULT.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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.

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

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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

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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).

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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.

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