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CARNALATION – Signs For Inverse Records And Heading To The Studio In March!

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey


Carnalation is returning after a long and creative break and have inked a deal with Finnish label Inverse Records. The band have been rehearsing and finishing their new songs and the quintet is heading to the studio mid-March. A new five songs EP, named “Ghosts” and will be released June 12th 2015. Carnalation can be seen next time live on the stage at Midsummer festival Nummirock.

A short statement from the vocalist Jonne Soidinaho: “On the last record we were hitting with direct punches, now it’s time to add destructive hooks to the ribs!”

Carnalation – Cadence of Insects:

Carnalation – Floods:


Source: Inverse Music Group

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GRUESOME – Death Metal Faction Featuring Members Of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation And Derketa To Release Debut This April Via Relapse Records; Trailer Posted + Preorders Available

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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GRUESOME is a debilitating Death Metal faction featuring members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derketa. A respectful celebration of the sound of the early Death records, the collective was borne out of guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey (Exhumed) and drummer Gus Rios’ (Malevolent Creation) mutual involvement with the Death To All tours, with Harvey serving as frontman for the original nine-member mini-tour and Rios performing “Baptized In Blood” and working with DTA drummer Sean Reinert on the following US tour where Exhumed filled in as support on a several dates. The pair stayed in touch and discussed their mutual love (obsession?) for the early half of Death’s catalog.

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After deliberating and ultimately discarding the idea of putting together another incarnation of DTA to focus exclusively on the first two albums, Harvey half-jokingly suggested writing their own songs in that vein. It wasn’t long before the idea gained traction, and the “band” had five songs written. With Harvey composing in California, Rios recruited Possessed guitarist Daniel Gonzalez and Derketa bassist Robin Mazen to record the material in Florida, while Harvey tracked his vocals on the West Coast. The result is eight-track debut, Savage Land, a truly gruesome slab of late-’80s/early-’90s Florida-styled Death Metal. Tragically, there will never be any truly new Death material, but GRUESOME is humbly determined to keeping the band’s classic sound alive as faithfully as possible.

Check Out GRUESOME’s Savage Land Trailer Below:

Savage Land – Track Listing:

1. Savage Land
2. Trapped In Hell
3. Demonized
4. Hideous
5. Gangrene
6. Closed Casket
7. Psychic Twin
8. Gruesome

Elaborates Harvey, “We had such a blast writing and recording this album, I just hope people enjoy it half as much as I enjoyed doing it. It was a great experience working with my friends in Florida and getting to write and record my take on the Death sound. I’m beyond happy with the way everything came out and I hope people take it as the loving, respectful piece of work that it is. I know that sounds counterintuitive for a death metal album, but the whole band is really a super nerdy fan letter to Chuck [Schuldiner], James [Murphy], Rick [Rozz], Terry [Butler], Chris [Reifert], Paul [Masvidal], Sean [Reinert], and Stevie D [DiGiorgio] for making records that have given me literally decades of enjoyment. Having had a chance to meet and hang out with all of those dudes from the early Death days, with the exception of Bill Andrews, has been nothing but humbling, rewarding, enlightening and has only deepened my love for the band and made it that much more personal. So I decided to write an album about ’80s horror movies and deadly diseases, which is what anyone would do under the circumstances, right? Anyway, if you like late ’80s Death, I sincerely hope you enjoy our take on it, which is really what this album is, with all the drippy blood and inverted crosses in the logo that it implies.”

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Savage Land was recorded by Rios and Gonzalez at Riversound Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, mixed by Jarrett Pritchard at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and features a guest guitar solo on “Closed Casket” by James Murphy as well as cover art by legendary illustrator Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth, Massacre, Athiest et el).

Savage Land will be released in North America via Relapse Records on April 21st, 2015, April 17th in Germany, Benelux and Finland and April 20th in the UK and the rest of the world on CD and digitally. For preorders scroll on over to THIS LOCATION. Digital preorders are available via the GRUESOME BandCamp page HERE.

“The turning inside out of Death’s first two albums is in good hands here.” – Decibel Magazine


Daniel Gonzalez – Guitar

Matt Harvey – Guitar, vocals

Robin Mazen – Bass

Gus Rios – Drums


Source: Earsplit PR

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DEHUMAN – Announce April Southern Europe Tour

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Greatly expanding their previously announced Spain Tour, Belgian raging Death Metal horde DEHUMAN (feat. Laye Louhenapessy also drummer for PUTRID OFFAL) have now announced a complete two weeks tour of Southern Europe that will drive them to Italy, France, Spain and Portugal in support of their brand new full-length, “Graveyard of Eden” which is currently available for preorders with a release date set to March 09 (World) / 10 (North America and digital).

Tour Dates:

  • 16 – IT – Torino – El Passo
  • 17 – IT – Roma – Traffic
  • 18 – IT – Roma – Ateneo Occupato
  • 19 – FR – Nice – Volume
  • 20 – TBA
  • 21 – TBA
  • 22 – FR – Montpellier – Blackout
  • 23 – ES – Madrid – Leyenda Rock
  • 24 – ES – Valencia – La Tejera
  • 25 – ES – Aguillas – CSA Social Rock
  • 26 – ES – Barcelona – Sala Be Good
  • 27 – TBA
  • 28 – PT – Braga – Toca
  • 29 – PT – Barroselas – SWR Fest
  • 30 – ES – San Sebastian – Mogambo
  • 01 – FR – Toulouse – Pavillons Sauvages


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ALTERBEAST “Immortal” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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4.5 METAL Fists Out Of 5!

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ALTERBEAST originate from Sacramento, California and released their debut full-length album, Immortal, back in March of 2014 via Unique Leader Records. You can call ALTERBEAST Death Metal and/or Technical Death Metal. The guitars and bass were recorded at Augmented Audio in Los Angeles, with former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams.

ALTERBEAST formed in 2011 under the working title: Gary Busey Amber Alert (GBAA). Unreal stuff. If you’re a fan of Metal that combines an extreme rhythm section with hell inspired vocals and big melodic guitars then ALTERBEAST should sonically satisfy your Metal craving. The guitars of Rusty Cornell and Andrew Lamb on Immortal are both violent and dare I say, Neo-Classical? Regardless, I absolutely love listening to these two guitarists alone.

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There is an abundance of musical substance on this album, from the lyrics to the blazing guitar solos, with the formidable rhythm section of bassist Michael Zamora and seasoned drummer Gabe Seeber holding it all together. Vocalist Cam Rogers is damn good and when I try to sing a verse along to this album it’s a total disaster. Extreme Metal singers are a breed of their own and Cam Rogers is a powerful vocalist to reckon with.

ALTERBEAST unleashed their first demo in 2012 and then officially began touring, doing numerous shows while opening for such Metal legends as Deicide, Dying Fetus, Testament, Revocation, Exhumed, Severed Savior and many others. When you open for a Metal crowd like that, it equates to Metal respect.

ALTERBEAST did create moments for the listener to catch their breath, during their sonic Death and destruction on Immortal; the sounds of (what I think are) geese can be heard as part of the outro to Mutilated Marvel. There is evil chanting that is the intro to Serpentspire. Excellent! Throne Of Maggots is the album closer and its outro is the sound of distant winds. Going backwards to the album opener, Flesh Bound Text begins with the peaceful sounds of an old 78rpm playing a strings and piano number… then ALL hell breaks loose. Love it. I look forward to great Metal things from ALTERBEAST. Metal be thy name. – Stone


Immortal – Track List: 1. Flesh Bound Text, 2. Of Decimus Divine, 3. Vile Remnants, 4. Ancient’s Retribution, 5. Mutilated Marvel, 6., Into Oblivion, 7. Serpentspire, 8. Throne Of Maggots


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DEHUMAN – To Release ‘Graveyard of Eden’ On Kaotoxin Records March 9th / Announce Spanish Tour

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Belgium Death Metallers DEHUMAN will release Graveyard Of Eden on Kaotoxin Records March 9, followed by the North American and digital release on March 10, as a limited edition (500 copies) first press deluxe three-panels DigiSleeve CD. Featuring an exclusive bonus track, the LP version will be available on April 13 (April 14 in North America) both as a 100-copy collector edition on white vinyl (band and label exclusive) and 400 copies on black vinyl.

After the release of their 2012 debut full-length Black Throne of All Creation, four European tours with the likes of Master and Agathocles and many festival appearances, DEHUMAN are back with a ferociously raging and ravaging second full-length produced at both the Blackout Studio (Enthroned, Emptiness…) and Sainte Marthe Studio (Arkhon Infaustus, DEEP IN HATE, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION).

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Preorders will start on February 9, exclusively at, and will come with exclusive special package deals including a new line of t-shirts, girlies and hoodies.

Right after the official release party on March 13 at Le Biplan in Lille (Facebook Event) with label mates SAVAGE ANNIHILATION and INFECTED SOCIETY, DEHUMAN will embark on a Spanish tour with Hungary’s GraveCrusher and Spain’s Riot of Violence. Scroll down for tour dates.

Graveyard Of Eden – Track List:

Sepulcher of Malevolence

Crypts of Blood

Obedience to Pestilence

Invocation of Sublime Death

Cries of Nihility*

Temple of Lust and Fire

Cerebro Veneficium

Ov Madness

Goddess of Sins

*LP bonus track

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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GHOULGOTHA “The Deathmass Cloak” – A Raging And Wicked, Blackened, Death Doom Metal Album!

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

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


GHOULGOTHA - The Deathmass Cloak has been made available, on January 13th, via the Dark Descent website. This group was formed and is based in San Diego, California. GHOULGOTHA do strike the Death Metal hammer down, more than likely splitting speakers and skulls, across the lands, from their debut album. My Metal God almighty, is this album molasses heavy!

Overall, The Deathmass Cloak plays out as a Blackened Death Metal collides with calamitous Doom Metal listen. Heavy as King Kong’s monster-sized, congealed shit and fused with down tempo Death Metal are best to describe this album’s songs. GHOULGOTHA have won me over due their honing in on their own sound and by not following the leader within the Death Metal universe. There are hoards of riffs, that summons the same Metal Gods that have looked down upon Black Sabbath with appreciation and trust me, these guitar parts are CHUNKY.

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I have found The Deathmass Cloak to be a rather diverse listen in Death Metal, where both Old Schoolers and newbies of the Modern era should both walk away feeling some deathly Metal fulfillment from GHOULGOTHA’s creativity. The all-encompassing Death Metal vibe on this album is just an overall treat for my senses; GHOULGOTHA has a downbeat aura to their sound that just locks me in, man.

The sonic surprises of both the album’s intro of Solar Awakening and closer, Levitate Within The Curse, are stuff of genius for a Death Metal band; very impressive musical ideas were obviously fulfilled there. I’ll leave that last thought as something you’ll have to hear for yourself, it’s too good to give away. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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GHOULGOTHA – ‘The Deathmass Cloak’ Out Now on Dark Descent Records; Complete Album Streaming

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The Deathmass Cloak, the debut full-length from San Diego-based death metal band GHOULGOTHA, is out now on Dark Descent Records. Stream the album in its entirety at this location.

Purchase The Deathmass Cloak right here.

After a demo, EP and a split, GHOULGOTHA emphatically announces their presence in the metal realm with the 53-minute The Deathmass Cloak. The album is the product of the very warped and prolific W. Sarantopoulos (AKA Elektrokutioner), so expect some of the most outside the box brutality the underground has to offer. Produced by Damian Herring (HORRENDOUS) at Subterranean Watchtower Studio, The Deathmass Cloak is a weird and winding death metal album destined to satisfy even the harshest critics. Cover art for the album comes courtesy of Mattias Frisk (Vanhelgd).

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The Deathmass Cloak – Track List:

Solar Awakening (Intro)

Gazing into Melted Night

A Neck for the Nameless Noose

Austere Urns

Saturnal Rites

Prophetic Oration of Self

Arteries Unblest

Citadel of Heathen Flesh

Cartilage Imperfect

Levitate Within the Curse


W. Sarantopoulos (DECREPITAPH, FATHER BEFOULED, ENCOFFINATION, WOODEN STAKE, FESTERED, SCAREMAKER and more) moved from Dallas to San Diego and began searching for musicians to bring some Doom/Death to Southern California. Shortly after moving, he hooked up with drummer C. Koryn (ASCENDED DEAD) who shared a lot of the same influences. Their playing styles worked perfectly with each other, making the song writing process very easy. The two jammed for a few months while looking for other members to complete the line up.

The band name GHOULGOTHA was chosen as it represents our dedication to rotting old skull Doom/Death. In the summer of 2012, J. Moreno (ASCENDED DEAD) and I. Mann were added on bass/vocals and second guitar, respectively. The full horde quickly put together a two song demo/promo called No Peace To Rest In and released it in September 2012.


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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