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WRATHRONE – Old School Death Metal Band To Release “Born Beneath” Album In January – Music Video Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Wrathrone plays brutal old school Death Metal with their own spices. Early years 2008-2011 Wrathrone was doing gigs in slow flow, though the first self-released EP “Burning Hatred” saw the daylight in 2011. The second self-released EP “Left Unburied” was out in 2013. From the year 2013 Wrathrone did gigs more and more and now they have done over 30 aggressive Death Metal shows altogether.

Wrathrone was stomping over the Baltics in 2013 and in year 2014 Germany met their destiny. The year 2015 has been busy and 2016 will be even more so.

“Born Beneath” was recorded in the great conditions of V.R. Studio in Turku, in Jussi Vuola’s hands. Inverse Records will release the debut album in January 22nd of 2016.

The brand new music video “Eternal Salvation” available below or here:

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Track Listing:
1. Born Beneath
2. Age of Decadence
3. Eternal Salvation
4. Failing flesh, enduring spirit
5. Blunt Blade Birth
6. Dead End
7. Sea of Sickness
8. Carnal Lust


Lauri Holm – Guitars
Matti Vehmas – Vocals
Pekka Wärri – Bass
Mikael Ruoho – Drums
Vili Mäkinen – Guitars & Backing Vocals



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PATHOLOGY – Signs To Comatose Music

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

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Comatose Music proudly welcomes the return of PATHOLOGY! After bouncing between several labels since 2010, this San Diego trio has come back home to Comatose Music for the release of their first new full length CD in nearly two years. This as yet untitled album is currently in the final stages of the writing process and expected for a Summer 2016 release.

Drummer and founding member Dave Astor says: “We are very happy and excited to be working with Comatose Music again! The label has always been a great supporter of the band through the years. They put out some of the heaviest underground music out there and we are glad to be back on the roster. We are currently finishing up the music and we are excited for everyone to hear the new tunes”. More updates to follow in early 2016, stay tuned!


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Source: ClawHammer PR

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COGNITIVE – New Jersey Death Metal Squad Set to Record New Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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New Jersey’s COGNITIVE will be hitting Full Force Studio to record its second full length album Deformity.

The band will be working with ‘Smoking’ Joe Cincotta who has worked alongside bands such as SUFFOCATION, BODYCOUNT and INTERNAL BLEEDING. Artwork for the album will be created by renowned illustrator Par Olofsson (SPAWN OF POSSESSION, IMMOLATION, ABYSMAL DAWN, JOB FOR A COWBOY). The legendary Alan Douches will master the upcoming album at West West Side (SEPULTURA, CONVERGE, HATEBREED).

Following the addition of new members guitarist Harry Lannon and bassist Ian Bainbridge, COGNITIVE have forged new ground and are eager to unleash the bands new material which will present a more formidable sound and direction. The band is currently seeking a label and aiming to have the album released by March 2016.



12/5: South Jersey Metal Fest- Clementon, NJ

12/6: Blackthorn- Elmhurst, NY


Source: ClawHammer PR

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Stream The New REX SHACHATH Record In Full Here!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Today Northern Irish Death Metallers Rex Shachath release their latest offering, Revocation Of The Blood Elect, via French label Great Dane Records, and to mark the occasion are streaming the EP in full right here!

Tackling social issues such as the state of modern society and man’s exorbitant desire for wealth at the expense of our natural world, the band have harnessed a sound more befitting to such issues in comparison to their debut release Sepulchral Torment. Old school ideals kneaded with modern Death Metal notions on a much more up to date and punchier production is what we have here.

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Artwork (as seen above), was completed by UK artist Godmachine famed for his work with bands such as Suicide Silence, Bring Me The Horizon, Cannibal Corpse and Job For A Cowboy (to name a few). The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Joe Thompson at Sonic Forge Studio, Cardiff, Wales.

Check out the video for title track ‘Revocation Of The Blood Elect’!

Track Listing:

  1. Atonement Through Atrocity
  2. Impious Axiom
  3. Revocation Of The Blood Elect
  4. Within The Temple Of Disgust (Featuring Ben McCrow)
  5. Colossus Rise

What the press have said:

“Death metal with venomous attitude!” – The Metal Gods Meltdown

“…punishing rhythms and atmospheric leads…” – Ave Noctum

“Rex Shachath have harnessed musical prowess with the type of agitatory lyrics and attitudes many could learn from.” – Belfast Metalheads

“Rex Shachath are a thoroughly locked in unit. Armed with an arsenal of killer ideas and riffs, displaying at times some Dying Fetus and Suffocation like groove.” – Inside The Coffin

“This is pure, angry metal.” – Glacially Musical


Source: Future PR






UNDER THE CHURCH’s “Rabid Armageddon” Out Now On Pulverised Records

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 9, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Rabid Armageddon from old school Swedish/Icelandic Death Metallers UNDER THE CHURCH (feat. former members of NIRVANA 2002), is out now on Pulverised Records.

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Be forewarned, the vultures are circling around this grim chapel – the Swedish old guard UNDER THE CHURCH have unearthed the latest sepulture Rabid Armageddon. Once featured as FENRIZ’s Band of the Week, UNDER THE CHURCH have truly stepped it up a notch with remarkably catchy hooks and their already recognizable corpse-decaying Death Metal stench! Rabid Armageddon is proof once again that crass-ridden and obscene Swedish Death Metal is still a winning formula and shall eternally reign supreme. Artwork and layout by Mattias Frisk (Ghost, Vanhelgd, Entrapment, Vampire, etc).


Rabid Armageddon – Track Listing:

  1. Sodomy and Blasphemy
  2. Rabid Armageddon
  3. Triad ov Inquisitors
  4. Magus
  5. Suspended in Gore
  6. Walpurgis Night
  7. Mangled to a Bloody Mess
  8. Penance
  9. The Trail of Cthulu


Critical Praise:

“It’s so nice to find a band still early in their discography who consistently kill it with each new release, especially when their weapon of choice is raw, unrepentant, bestial death metal of the old school.” – No Clean Singing

“Putrid and ferocious death metal in the vein of old gods like Grave, Entombed, Unleashed, etc.” – Zombie Ritual Fanzine

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Under The Church… Death Metal… pure and simple.

Born of the base desire to create raw and pure Death Metal, Erik Qvick and Lars Henriksson formed the band during 2012, after the final rites were administered to the reanimated corpse that was Nirvana 2002. Inspired, a series of tunes were crafted, labored and recorded. After a vocalist search, UNDER THE CHURCH settled on Australian vocalist MiK Annetts, to give voice to the primal compositions that had been conjured. The end result was ‘Demo 2013’; a three song affair that created a surge of interest in the band and their raw, filthy and ugly approach to the essence of Death Metal. Following their seven-track self-titled debut EP on Pulverised, UNDER THE CHURCH are primed and have released a firestorm of raw and bestial Death Metal called Rabid Armageddon.


Source: ClawHammer PR

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Debut Album From Blackened Death Metallers APPARATUS Out Now On Lavadome Productions

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on October 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The self-titled debut from Denmark Death Dealers APPARATUS is out now on Lavadome Productions. Stream the album in its entirety at this location or below:

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Lavadome Productions has one again unearthed a rare gem in the form of a full-length monument of twisted and grotesque Death Metal Art.   Channeling the power of the Ancients and spreading its nefarious message with wanton disregard for listener safety.

APPARATUS’ self-titled album is a staggering piece of grotesque art on which the band employs primordial weaponry in the invasion of multiple musical territories. The result is an original, dense, and thoroughly devastating journey into audio horror. The incredibly crushing dynamics of the songs and the flow of the album result in a mind-bending, soul-scarring experience. The deeper one ventures into APPARATUS’ macabre realm, the more harrowing and sadistically satisfying the experience. The abyss calls, the mortal world is poisoned, and barbarous energies unleashed; leaving permanent scars, both physical and mental. Abandon all hope ye who enter here.


Track List:

1. Sermon I
2. The Unreverberate Blackness of the Abyss
3. Spheres
4. R’lyeh
5. Sermon II
6. Dissecting Temporal Dimensions to Afflict the Abyssi of Chronos
7. Miskatonic
8. King God
9. Sermon III
10. Prayer
11. Arkham


Critical Praise:

“This is one of the best albums of the year.” – Glacially Musical

“Apparatus may come from Denmark but sound like they studied at the Australian school of demonic metal: dissonant, oppressive and weird.” – Evil Warnings

“Rooted in blackened death metal, capturing the darkness and brutality of the genre, while also mixing in ritualistic, avant-garde and experimental elements to create a style of their own.” – Blackened Death Metal Zine



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SINISTER “Dark Memorials” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


European Death Metal warriors, SINISTER, have released their new studio album of cover songs, Dark Memorials, this past Summer via Massacre Records. Man, this offering of Death Metal from SINISTER is a dandy! In all Metal honesty, I already have Dark Memorials reserved for a spot in Metal Odyssey’s Top Ten Metal Albums Of 2015 list. Dark Memorials destroys! There are tons of Thrash(ness) on this album to satisfy fans of the old-school style, while the raging Death Metal is nothing short of stunning. Seriously, my Metal brethren!

The cover of the Carcass classic Exhume To Consume is breathtaking, even with some flashy keyboards making a brief appearance. Yes, keyboards. From Bolt Thrower to Autopsy, with Kreator and Death in-between, this is a cover song album to hunger for! SINISTER have given these Metal classics all the Metal respect they so importantly deserve. Hell, there’s no better way to give thanks and praise to such legends of Metal, as SINISTER has done on Dark Memorials.

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Adrie Kloosterwaard on vocals is a Death Metal monster! Shit, what more can be said. The entire band gets my seal of Death Metal approval for their ear blistering performance on this Dark Memorials album. I have listened to Dark Memorials constantly since September and I’m never gonna stop recommending this album. Dark Memorials is one of the best cover song albums I’ve ever enjoyed in my Metal life! My favorite song on this album? All. Okay, it’s the cover of Autopsy’s Ridden With Disease. Metal be thy name. – Stone


Adrie Kloosterwaard – Vocals

Dennis Hartog – Guitars

Bas Brussaard – Guitars

Mathijs Brussaard – Bass

Toep Duin – Drums

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  1. The Malicious (Intro)
  2. Beneath The Remains (Sepultura Cover)
  3. Exhume To Consume (Carcass Cover)
  4. Unleashed Upon Mankind (Bolt Thrower Cover)
  5. Master Killer (Merauder Cover)
  6. Beyond The Unholy Grave (Death Cover)
  7. Under The Guillotine (Kreator Cover)
  8. Ridden With Disease (Autopsy Cover)
  9. Necrophiliac (Slayer Cover)
  10. Radiation Sickness (Repulsion Cover)
  11. Blasphemies Of The Flesh (Carnage Cover)
  12. Spiritual Immolation (re-recorded) (Bonus)
  13. Compulsory Resignation (re-recorded) (Bonus)


For more info on SINISTER:

Facebook: Sinister Official






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