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DEATHWHITE – To Release Ethereal EP Digitally On July 1st

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

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Dark Melodic Metallers DEATHWHITE have announced the upcoming release of the Ethereal EP on July 1. Ethereal is the band’s first full sonic representation, recorded in the spring of 2014 with producer/engineer Matt Very at Very Tight Studios. An additional song, A Burden to Carry is also included, having been recorded in the fall of 2013 during a separate studio session.

The band has posted the song “When I (Wasn’t) You” at deathwhite.bandcamp.com.

Formed in 2012 from several holdovers of well-established extreme metal bands, DEATHWHITE was created as means to explore new avenues for its members. In turn, the band’s sound is heavily influenced by KATATONIA, mid-90’s PARADISE LOST, ALCEST, and early ANATHEMA, creating a dark, melodic metal landscape without boundaries. The thread of melody, darkness, and memorable songwriting is the primary aim of DEATHWHITE, with lyrics exploring the pitfalls of existence, and organized religion.

“Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

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Track Listing:

Ethereal
When I (Wasn’t) You
Give Up the Ghost
Silenced
Feeding the Illusion
A Burden to Carry

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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LONG LIVE DEATHWHITE.

Stone.

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TRIPTYKON – Announce New Album “Melana Chasmata” Details

Posted in dark metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Triptykon - Melana Chasmata - promo cover pic - 2014

Triptykon’s second album, “Melana Chasmata” (rough translation: “black, deep depressions/valleys”) will be released on April 14 (Europe) and April 15 (North America), 2014, through Century Media Records/Prowling Death Records Ltd.

Like its predecessor “Eparistera Daimones”, the album was produced by Triptykon’s singer/guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior and guitarist V. Santura and recorded and mixed at V. Santura’s own Woodshed Studio in southern Germany as well as at Triptykon’s rehearsal facilities in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2013 and 2014. Those who have already heard “Melana Chasmata” have described it as “atmospheric, dark, diabolical, and dramatic”, “diverse, epic, and doomy, but on an entirely different level”, “a fierce boulder of abhorrence”, or “very heavy and yet very aesthetic at the same time”.

Triptykon - Melana Chasmata - promo cover pic - 2014

“Melana Chasmata” will feature the following nine songs, at a playing time of around 67 minutes:

1. Tree Of Suffocating Souls
2. Boleskine House
3. Altar Of Deceit
4. Breathing
5. Aurorae
6. Demon Pact
7. In The Sleep Of Death
8. Black Snow
9. Waiting

Further new Triptykon music has been recorded, to be released as an EP or mini album later in 2014 or early in 2015.

Among other formats, the album will be released as a 32-page mediabook (with lyrics and liner notes to every song, and with a special fold out poster), as a gatefold vinyl double album (with posters and large-format booklet), and for digital download. Additionally, Century Media is scheduled to issue a special box set, limited to 2000 copies. The box set will include the album, a Triptykon silver pendant, a poster, postcards, a Triptykon tote bag, and a cap.

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“Breathing” Single Cover. Releasing on March 17, 2014.

To commemorate the unveiling of “Melana Chasmata”, Century Media will release a collector’s gatefold 7″ vinyl single, featuring the songs “Breathing” and “Boleskine House”. The single will be available on March 17, 2014, and be limited to a pressing 1000 (of which 200 will be in red vinyl). “Breathing” and “Boleskine House” will also be available as a digital single (including the option for a digital booklet), and they will be streamed on YouTube and Soundcloud.

“Melana Chasmata” will be further distinguished by featuring, for the second time for Triptykon, the extraordinary art of legendary Swiss surrealist HR Giger. Following “Eparistera Daimones”, the group began to make arrangements for an entirely different cover for the second album. Completely unexpectedly, HR Giger approached Tom Gabriel Warrior in October of 2011 to express his appreciation of how Triptykon had used his art on the first album and to propose a continuation of the artistic collaboration. This development thus marks the first time any musical artist has worked with HR Giger on three albums (Celtic Frost’s “To Mega Therion”, and Triptykon’s “Eparistera Daimones” and “Melana Chasmata”), and it commemorates a collaboration that has now lasted for 30 years.

Triptykon - Melana Chasmata - promo cover pic - 2014

“Melana Chasmata” features Giger’s dramatically mysterious “Mordor VII” (work no. 283, 100 x 70 cm, acrylic on wood, 1975) as a front cover and Giger’s “Landschaft XVI” ["Landscape XVI"] (work no. 209, 100 x 70 cm, acrylic on paper on wood, 1972) as gatefold art.

After a lengthy hiatus, Triptykon will return to the stage this year to promote “Melana Chasmata”. Among the concerts so far scheduled are appearances at the celebrated Roadburn Festival, at Rock Hard Festival, and, pending the issuance of the proper visas by US authorities, Triptykon’s return to the United States for an exclusive appearance at Maryland Death Fest. For further information on live dates, please refer to Triptykon’s presence on the web.

Triptykon consists of: V. Santura (guitar, vocals), Norman Lonhard (drums, percussion), Vanja Slajh (bass, vocals), and Tom Gabriel Warrior (voice, guitars).

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(Source: TRIPTYKON Official Facebook)

* For more info on TRIPTYKON:

Facebook: Triptykon (Official)

Website: http://www.triptykon.net

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Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

CM Distro Shop/Merch: http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE TRIPTYKON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

AVATARIUM – Debut Self-titled Album Is Releasing On November 25, 2013, In North America, Via Nuclear Blast!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Featuring members of CandlemassTiamat, & EvergreyAvatarium‘s debut self-titled is coming out on November 25, 2013 in North America! Pre-Orders going on now, from Nuclear Blast at: http://smarturl.it/AVATARIUM-Album

Release Dates:

November 1st (EU)

November 4th (UK)

November 25th (US)

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Listen To Avatarium – Boneflower (Official Lyric Video) below!

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Leif Edling – Bass

Jennie-Ann Smith – Vocals

Marcus Jidell – Guitar

Lars Sköld – Drums

Carl Westholm – Keyboards

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For More Info On AVATARIUM:

http://avatariumofficial.com

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http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE AVATARIUM.

Stone.

ZUD “The Good, The Bad And The Damned” – Maine Metal Has Invaded!

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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ZUD – When I think of Thompson’s Point, Maine, the last thing I would think of is Black Metal or any Metal at all. I dunno, it’s Maine for crap sakes. I think of those moose crossing/warning signs I used to see when I did venture into that state as a printing salesman. Hey. That was a long time ago. I wore an embarrassing tie for that shit job. Alright, enough of my bullshit and onto ZUD; and this Black Metal meets 70’s Classic Rock band is from Thompson’s Point, Maine. Metal be thy name.

This Debut Album From ZUD Is Titled: The Good, The Bad And The Damned

ZUD knows how to jam. ZUD can shred. ZUD can probably do any damn thing they want to do, way, way up there in Thompson’s Point, Maine. Portal To Infinity is a rather quick intro. It’s not that spooky to me. Then again, I’m the dude that brags about really seeing a spectre back in the late 80’s. No, I wasn’t drunk or high at that particular time. At 12:47, Skull Shaped Hell is one hell of a blackened jam! This song is so damn good that it seems like it’s only 4 minutes long to me.

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Blood And Twilight at 8:23 long, continues the guitar driven and darkened good-times. Is it proper to use “good-times” within an album review that is Black Metal themed? Hey. At my age it’s good-times just going to buy a 6-pack of Yuengling. The Junction clocks in at 9:40. As you can see, these songs are long. However, these songs kick some blackened backwoods ass. Dendrite Fumes entertains at 9:15 long. There’s a ton of bang for your Metal buck with this ZUD album; and it’s underground Metal that’s saturated with quality song writing, musicianship and vocals.

With Black Metal vocals, Classic Rock intervals of guitar jamming, intense drumming and moments of Metal extremity with evil lyrics, ZUD is a band that I’m more than happy to embrace and welcome into my Metal world of loyalty. Shit. I used the word “happy” in this album review. Whatever. Y’all get my Metal point. ZUD is the real Metal deal and if you think that sounds cliché then go read some old copies of Reader’s Digest. Metal be thy Maine. Oops. I meant name.

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The Good, The Bad And The Damned – Track Listing:

1. Portal To Infinity

2. Skull Shaped Hell

3. Blood And Twilight

4. The Junction

5. Dendrite Fumes

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* For More Info On ZUD:

http://zud666.blogspot.com

https://soundcloud.com/thetruezud

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LONG LIVE ZUD.

LONG LIVE MAINE.

BEWARE OF MOOSE CROSSING.

Stone.

AEON – “Still They Pray” Performance Demonstration Posted; Band To Take Over Summer Slaughter

Posted in dark metal, Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Sweden’s AEON have launched a brand new performance demonstration video for Still They Pray from their latest album, Aeons Black. Watch Daniel Dlimi, Emil Wiksten, Zeb Nilsson, and Tony Östman perform their parts now, below!

As previously announced, AEON will be touring the US for the first time this year as part of The Summer Slaughter Tour. Presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, the seventh annual event is now officially slated to run from July 19th through August 20th and features The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Rings of Saturn and Thy Art is Murder.

Comments Daniel Dlimi: “We are finally going to tour the US and we are really fucking stoked about it to say the least. And there couldn’t possibly be any better way to do so than to be a part of the Summer Slaughter Tour. And with today’s lineup and our latest release Aeons Black, we stand stronger than ever and will treat you with some real Death Metal. See you on the road.”

Summer Slaughter Tour - 2013 - Promo Banner

The Summer Slaughter Tour
w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder:

7/19/2013 Regency Ballrom – San Francisco, CA

7/20/2013 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA

7/21/2013 The Observatory/Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

7/24/2013 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

7/26/2013 House of Blues – Dallas, TX

7/27/2013 House of Blues – Houston, TX

7/29/2013 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL

7/30/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

7/31/2013 Old City Courtyard – Knoxville, TN

8/01/2013 House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC

8/02/2013 The Filmore Silver Springs – Silver Springs, MD

8/03/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

8/04/2013 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

8/07/2013 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

8/08/2013 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON

8/09/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC

8/10/2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

8/11/2013 The Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI

8/12/2013 House of Blues – Chicago, IL

8/13/2013 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

8/14/2013 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

8/16/2013 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

8/17/2013 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

8/19/2013 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA

8/20/2013 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR

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Tour tickets are still available at http://www.thesummerslaughtertour.com/- the tour begins on July 19th in San Francisco!

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Critical Praise:

“…fast-ass, blasphemous death metal… AEON’s fast stuff is better than ever.” – Decibel Magazine

“It’s all here: the anti-Christian rhetoric, the snarling barks and the barrage of blasts.” – Terrorizer Magazine – 4/5

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on AEON, click on the links below! Whoa!

Facebook: Aeon

http://www.aeon666.com

METAL BLADE RECORDS:

http://www.metalblade.com

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LONG LIVE AEON.

Stone.

OUTSHINE – Gothic Metal from Sweden – Releasing New Album “Prelude To Descent” On June 7th & Announce New Tour Dates

Posted in dark metal, gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Outshine - Prelude To Descent - promo cover pic!

OUTSHINE – After 6 appreciated US Tours and the last one in April 2013, with +100 gigs in Scandinavia and the US, airtime in Swedish Radio and various endorsements deals OUTSHINE now release their new album Prelude To Descent with new singer Micke Holm. The album will be out June 7th through Outshine’s own label Dead Tree Music and Soundpollution Distribution in Sweden, Europe and USA.

The addition of a new singer, that has a darker and heavier approach to the OUTSHINE songs and vibe, has taken the band to the next level and the essence of the band and album is really finally coming out. A video for the song “I Was Nothing” can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/theoutshine

The new album was recorded by Svein Jensen at Grand Recordings (M.A.N, Transport League, Hide The Knives, Sister Sin, Troublemakers, Outshine), produced by Jimmy Norberg and Svein Jensen and mastered by Göran Finnberg (Meshuggah, The Haunted, Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames).

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“OUTSHINE, with a melancholic and dark approach to their music, is heading in a heavier direction, more straight up and with bulldozer-heavy sound. The band has influences from the gothic metal to melodic rock always with a twist. OUTSHINE´s sound has been recognized as unique and with a “live” feeling. Beautiful and honest, dark and evil, tough and hard…OUTSHINE “Prelude To Descent”.

To support the album release the band will go on their 6th US tour and also hit the road for a number of concerts in Sweden.

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Tour dates:

March 8th – Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden

March 9th – Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden

March 21st – Holy Mountain, Austin, Tx w/ Carbellion

March 22nd – The Rail Club, Ft Worth, Tx w/ Carbellion

March 23rd – The Deadhorse, San Angelo, Tx w/ Carbellion

March 24th – The Trail Bar, Monroe, La w/ Carbellion

March 25th – The Nick, Birmingham, Al w/ Carbellion

March 26th – Melody Inn, Indianapolis, In w/ Carbellion

March 27th – Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, Ia w/ Carbellion

March 28th – Mcauliffe’s Pub, Racine, Wi w/ Carbellion

March 29th – Jd´s. Green Bay, Wi w/ Carbellion

March 30th – Speakeasy, Sheboygan, Wi w/ Carbellion

March 31st – Champs, Sheboygan, Wi w/ Carbellion

April 6th – Backstage Rock Bar, Trollhättan, Sweden

May 3rd –  Strike Rock Bar, Falköping

May 4th – La Bohemia, Lidköping, Sweden

May 4th – Italia, Lidkoping

May 11th – Sticky Fingers, Göteborg, Sweden

May 31st – Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden

June 1st – Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden

June 28th O´Learys, Skövde, Sweden

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OUTSHINE:

Jimmy Norberg – guitars, bass, electronica

Fredrik Kretz – drums

Micke Holm – vocals

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(Source: OUTSHINE)

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

facebook: Outshine Sweden

http://www.theoutshine.com/

www.reverbnation.com/theoutshine

http://www.youtube.com/theoutshine

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LONG LIVE OUTSHINE.

Stone.

SCHWARZER ENGEL – Signs With Massacre Records

Posted in dark metal, gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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From Massacre Records:

We’re happy to announce the signing of Germany’s Dark Metal band SCHWARZER ENGEL!

The band was formed in 2007 by the vocalist and guitarist Dave Jason. The live line-up includes Jens Lindmaier (guitar), Stefan Grießhammer (guitar), Bert Oeler (bass) and Marcel Woitowicz (drums).

In 2010 they signed with Trisol Music Group and released their debut album “Apokalypse”.

In late 2010 SCHWARZER ENGEL toured with Ahab and The Vision Bleak through Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. The tour was accompanied by the release of the band’s EP “Geister und Dämonen”.

The second album “Träume Einer Nacht” followed in April 2011.

SCHWARZER ENGEL played at several festivals in 2011 and 2012, such as the Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Hexentanz Festival, Castle Storm Festival and Dark Storm Festival.

SCHWARZER ENGEL’s music can be described as modern dark metal with heavy guitar riffs, double bass attacks, catchy melodies and furious, deep vocals – all topped with orchestral arrangements.

The band’s poetic German lyrics are about human failures, impressions of nature, myths and the cruel reality of today’s world.

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Band leader Dave Jason about the signing with Massacre Records:

“I’m happy to announce that SCHWARZER ENGEL has teamed up with Massacre Records! The label has proven that it’s doing a great job in supporting their artists.

Massacre Records is the perfect partner for the release of SCHWARZER ENGEL’s upcoming album as well as the “Schwarze Sonne EP”, which will be the album’s harbringer.”

SCHWARZER ENGEL’s “Schwarze Sonne EP” will be released in late May via Massacre Records, followed by the worldwide release of the band’s third album “In Brennenden Himmeln” in late July!

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Source:

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For more info on SCHWARZER ENGEL, click on the links below!

facebook: Schwarzer Engel

http://www.myspace.com/schwarzerengelband

http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE SCHWARZER ENGEL.

Stone.

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