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RUDE – California Death Metallers Sign With FDA Rekotz

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Welcome to the filthy side of Death Metal, welcome to RUDE.

FDA Rekotz is happy to present Soul Recall, the uncompromising debut album from rotten Death Metal act RUDE. Hailing from Berkeley, Calif., RUDE combine classic Death Metal in the vein of the early Pestilence stuff with the dirt of maniacs like Autopsy. Catchy, brutal, brain crushing metal to the bone.

Soul Recall, featuring artwork by Dan Seagrave, will be released on CD, vinyl and digital formats on May 30, via FDA Rekotz. Pre-orders are being taken at www.fda-rekotz.com.

The first pressing of the vinyl edition will be limited to 150 copies in pus yellow and 350 copies in plague black vinyl.

Stream album track “Haunted” at: https://soundcloud.com/fda-rekotz/rude-haunted.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on RUDE:

Facebook: Rude

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LONG LIVE RUDE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

LONG LIVE CALIFORNIA.

Stone.

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THUNDERWAR “The Birth OF Thunder” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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THUNDERWAR – Poland’s Thunderwar saw their debut (4 song) EP, The Birth Of Thunder, release back in 2013. I do declare, without any reasonable doubt, that Thunderwar will be a Death Metal band to reckon with for years to come. I hope, anyways. It’s always a thrill, when an astute underground Death Metal band such as Thunderwar crosses my Metal path. In my Metal opinion, these Polish Death Metal dudes are really good at what they do.

Thunderwar plays their brand of Death Metal on the melodic side as well; still, it’s Death Metal, in the European vein. In other Metal words, that means this band kicks unadulterated Death Metal ass. With their instrumental title track, The Birth Of Thunder, a mature musical aptitude abounds from Thunderwar; displaying their taste for the splendid and atmospheric listen. I believe I hear a touch of flamenco guitar in this title track too. I dunno, what do I know. Whoa.

I realize this sounds cliché, however, I do wish that this wasn’t an EP and instead a full-length album. Yes, I do dig Thunderwar. Any fan of Amon Amarth should become an instant fan of this band. I sincerely would love to see Thunderwar keep their Metal momentum going and become a household name among the proud world-community of Death Metal addicts. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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The Birth Of Thunder – Track Listing: Vimana (The Chariots In Heaven), Shadows Of Lindisfarne, The Birth Of Thunder, Eagle Of Glory

THE BIRTH OF THUNDER was mixed and produced by the Wieslawscy Bros from HERTZ STUDIO.

* Cover artwork of “The Birth of Thunder” EP was created by Mario Lopez.

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Kamil ‘Madness’ Mandes – vocals and bass

Witold Ustapiuk – lead guitar

Maciej ‘Olszak’ Olszewski- rhythm guitar

Vit Argasiński – drums

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* For more info on THUNDERWAR:

Bandcamp: https://thunderwar1.bandcamp.com

Facebook: Thunderwar

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LONG LIVE THUNDERWAR.

LONG LIVE POLAND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ILLDISPOSED – Reveal New Album Title And Artwork

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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ILLDISPOSED have finished the recordings of their upcoming album at Denmark’s Antfarm Studio! Tue Madsen is soon going to take care of the mix as well as the mastering.

ILLDISPOSED’s new album will be entitled “With The Lost Souls On Our Side”! It will be the first album with new drummer Kim Langkjær Jensen, who permanently joined the band in autumn 2013.

Lasse Hoile once again created the beautiful cover artwork. He is also responsible for the artwork of the band’s previous records “1-800 Vindication”, “Burn Me Wicked” and “There Is Light… But It’s Not For Me”.

The band also posted the following statement on their facebook page a while ago: “Since we haven’t been able to reach an agreement on a cover song to record, we’ve decided to record a new version of one of our own oldies instead!”

ILLDISPOSED’s new album “With The Lost Souls On Our Side” is set to be released on June 27, 2014 via Massacre Records!

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(Source: Massacre Records)

* For more info on ILLDISPOSED:

http://www.illdisposed.dk

http://www.facebook.com/illdisposed1

http://www.twitter.com/illdisposedDK

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LONG LIVE ILLDISPOSED.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE DENMARK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

FLAYED DISCIPLE – Announce New Record

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

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2014 has seen UK Death/Thrash outfit Flayed Disciple back in the studio recording a new EP and follow-up to the 2012 debut album ‘Death Hammer’. Chuck Creese, who produced the ‘Ejaculate While Killing’ EP in 2010, was back at the helm recording the new record.

Guitarist Jon Whitfield comments: “The new EP will remain untitled and released on a stunning 12″ vinyl as well as digitally. This release is to showcase the bands new sound and energy, and our new drummer Rich Lewis who joined us in 2013.”

‘Flayed Disciple’ EP will be released May 24th via Bethlam Records.

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The EP contains three new tracks; ‘Sick Abomination’, ‘The Gates Of Bedlam’ and ‘The Maniac’ and with over 20 minutes of music, Flayed Disciple are set to deliver more of the epic thrash style that they began to carve for themselves on ‘Death Hammer’. A music video for ‘The Gates of Bedlam’ will also be released coinciding with the vinyl release.

Since the release of Flayed Disciple’s 2012 debut album ‘Death Hammer’, things have moved forward greatly and at great speed. With massive acclaim from the Metal media, Flayed Disciple gained coverage in mainstream magazines such as Metal Hammer & Terrorizer. The band released two music videos, ‘The Shrine Of Dahmer’ and ‘The Westboro Massacre’; the latter, which went on to reach over 90,000 views on YouTube.

Watch ‘The Westboro Massacre’ Here:

The band have toured up and down their native UK as well as Europe and beyond with heavyweights such as Vader, Aborted, Blood Red Throne, etc. The band have played numerous festivals including the UK’s Bloodstock Festival, Hammerfest and they made an appearance at the Indian Metal Fest in Bangalore alongside Gojira.

Flayed Disciple are now seasoned live players, and have a UK tour from May 18th to 24th as main support to Earache Records’ Thrash maniacs Bonded By Blood. The band also has a 13-day European tour from October 6th to 18th in support of another Earache Records’ band Cerebral Bore.

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on FLAYED DISCIPLE:

www.flayeddisciple.com

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LONG LIVE FLAYED DISCIPLE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IZEGRIM “Congress Of The Insane” – An Insanely Grand Death/Thrash Album You MUST Know About!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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IZEGRIM – This is a Dutch Death/Thrash Metal band that every member of our Metal community MUST know about! Fronted by vocalist/bassist Marloes, IZEGRIM’s sonic punishment can very well destroy our Earth’s geomagnetic field and we can all start kissing our asses goodbye now. Seriously. IZEGRIM is that freaking heavy and scalding of a Death/Thrash troupe and Congress Of The Insane (Listenable Records) is Metal proof positive! The album cover artwork is beyond incredible too.

As for the subject matter heard lyrically, on Congress Of The Insane, I’ll leave it to Marloes herself, as she has previously stated: “Congress of the Insane” features a concept based on the evil in the deceiving human nature. “Nowadays everyone seems normal until you get to know them. Some freaks are here, they’re real and they are alive!” The gathering of those disclosed society monsters can be depicted as a “Congress of the Insane.”

Crushing all that comes into its path, Congress Of The Insane is an extreme gem among Metal releases from 2013. The vocals of Marloes are potent enough to be considered a weapon of mass destruction. With a killer rhythm section and scathing duo guitars, IZEGRIM have proven to me, beyond a reasonable Metal doubt, that they are one of my favorite Metal bands within our Metal galaxy. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Photo Credit: IZEGRIM Facebook

Izegrim’s Marloes – At Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2013

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Congress Of The Insane – Track Listing:

1) Relic of the Past

2) Decline and Fall

3) Celebratory Gunfire

4) Endless Strife

5) Deterioration from Perfection

6) Unchallenged Dominance

7) Modern Day Freak

8) The Legion

9) Carousel of Death

10) Manifest of a Megalomaniac

11) Carnival of Deception

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* Sabina Classen of Holy Moses appears on guest vocals.

* For more info on IZEGRIM:

Website: http://www.izegrim.nl/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/izegrim

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Website: http://www.listenable.net

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LONG LIVE IZEGRIM.

LONG LIVE THE NETHERLANDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ARCH ENEMY – “War Eternal” Cover Art And Track Listing Revealed – “War Eternal” Official Video Streaming!

Posted in Death Metal, 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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ARCH ENEMY reveal album artwork and track-listing for “War Eternal”, which is coming out June 9th in Europe and June 10th in North America! Artwork by Costin Chioreanu.

War Eternal will be released worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan.

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War Eternal track-listing (standard edition):

01. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F minor)

02. Never Forgive, Never Forget

03. War Eternal

04. As The Pages Burn

05. No More Regrets

06. You Will Know My Name

07. Graveyard Of Dreams

08. Stolen Life

09. Time Is Black

10. On And On

11. Avalanche

12. Down To Nothing

13. Not Long For This World

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Below, listen to and watch the blazing, shredding, intense, unreal grand and new official music video for War Eternal. Get your ears and brain blown away by Arch Enemy’s new and talented lead vocalist Alissa White-Gluz! Metal be thy name!

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Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals

Michael Amott – Lead Guitars

Nick Cordle – Lead Guitars

Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass

Daniel Erlandsson – Drums

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* For more info on ARCH ENEMY:

Website: http://www.archenemy.net

Facebook: Arch Enemy

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LONG LIVE ARCH ENEMY.

THANK YOU FOR THE METAL MEMORIES AND LONG LIVE ANGELA GOSSOW!

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SKINFATHER – New Single From SoCal Death Quintet Streaming At Decibel

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As Streetcleaner Records prepares to release None Will Mourn, the debut LP from SKINFATHER, today the first single from the album has been released via Decibel Magazine.

Southern California-based death metal quintet SKINFATHER’s debut album, None Will Mourn, bears nine pulverizing hymns delivered with calculated precision and a cavernous production, taking direct inspiration from the 1990s Stockholm death metal scene and jacking it up with a bit more modern muscle. None Will Mourn was engineered by Taylor Young from Nails, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and features the bold cover art crafted by Raul Gonzalez, and is set for digital and LP release via Todd Jones of Nails’ DIY label, Streetcleaner Records, on April 22nd.

Today, Decibel Magazine is hosting a premiere of the first single from the album to be released, with the LP’s second track, “Drown In Black,” now slaughtering at THIS LOCATION.

Preorders for the LP version of None Will Mourn, which includes a digital download, are also now live, alongside other Skinfather merch HERE.

A week following the street date of None Will Mourn, SKINFATHER will join Nails on their upcoming West Coast tour, providing support for all shows alongside Iron Lung and Bone Sickness. Additional regional tour actions, including a full East Coast attack this Fall, will be announced shortly.

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SKINFATHER West Coast Tour w/ Nails, Iron Lung, Bone Sickness:

5/01/2014 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA w/ Nausea

5/02/2014 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA w/ Violent Reaction, The Flex

5/03/2014 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA

5/04/2014 Star Theatre – Portland, OR

5/05/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Gag

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on SKINFATHER:

https://www.facebook.com/skinfatherofficial

https://skinfather.bandcamp.com

http://youtube.com/user/fatherofskin

https://twitter.com/SkinfatherCA

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LONG LIVE SKINFATHER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

LONG LIVE SOCAL.

Stone.

ARTERIAL MIST – Live Dates Announced

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Ohio’s Arterial Mist will be bringing their Death Metal carnage to audiences in two separate live appearances in April.

The first assault will take place on Friday April 4th at the Shrunken Head in Columbus Ohio, while the second will take place at the Dude Locker on Saturday April 26th.

Full details on the April 4th show can be found here and for the April 26th show here.

In further news, the band recently partnered with Puregrainaudio to premiere the track “Honeymoon Breakfast” off of their debut EP “Draining Your Life”. The track can be heard at this location.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on ARTERIAL MIST:

Facebook

Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE ARTERIAL MIST.

LONG LIVE OHIO METAL.

Stone.

RESISTANCE – Belgian Death Metallers Announce New Abum Details And UK Tour

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Death Metal Chuggers RESISTANCE have announced the artwork and title of their forthcoming fifth studio album. Titled, The Seeds Within, the album will be released later this year under a label to be announced.

The band has posted a studio trailer for The Seeds Within, check it out below:

Guitarist Oli Dris commented about the album: “The CD elaborates the human race and its defects. How we desperately seek forgiveness, how coward we are towards our reality. The lyrical content is heavy and depressive. It metaphorically pictures how helpless we are facing whatever comes at us. The music is structured and shaped around this concept. Rhythm is the essence but melody plays its part bringing freshness when needed and making the listener’s journey flawless. More brutal, more aggressive and heavier than ever, Resistance matured and will crush!”

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The Seeds Within line-up:

PXérus Liévin – Vocals

Olivier Dris – Rhythm guitar

Shaun Van Calster – Lead guitar

Benoit Sizaire – Bass

Jonas Sanders – Drums

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In other news, RESISTANCE has announced a nine-date UK tour, which kicks off on April 18 in Stoke. Dates are as follows:

4/18 – STOKE @ The Rigger

4/19 – BOLTON @ The Alma Inn

4/21-  LEICESTER @ The Shed

4/22 – BOSTON @ Axe

4/23 – HIGH WYCOMBE @ Scorpios

4/24 – HULL @ White Rooms

4/25 – SWANSEA @ Neath Duke

4/26 – TELFORD @ Haygate

4/27 – WAKEFIELD @ Snooty Fox

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Check out the official video for “Hordes of the Damned” taken from the band’s 2012 release, To Judge and Enslave, below:

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on RESISTANCE:

www.resistance666.net

www.facebook.com/RESISTANCEBE

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LONG LIVE RESISTANCE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

LOUDBLAST – Reveal “Burial Ground” Artwork And Unleash New Track

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Legendary French Death Metal band LOUDBLAST have posted a brand new track off their forthcoming long-player, Burial Ground.

The song, “Ascending Straight in Circles,” is now playing below:

For a little eye candy to go along with the aural pummeling, LOUDBLAST has revealed the cover art for Burial Ground. Done by Will Kuberski of Worthless Endeavors, the artist responsible for INCANTATION’s Vanquish in Vengeance, the artwork can be seen below:

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A solid mix of classic and modern influences, the latest output from these death metal veterans dares transgressing their traditional thrash/death style of yore to achieve a much more malign yet as catchy sound. Burial Ground benefits from a massive production and sees the band evolving in further darker sounds while retaining the original 90s classic death metal roots.

Burial Ground is set for North American release on June 10th, via Listenable Records.

Pre-orders are available at: www.shop.listenable.net/49_loudblast.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on LOUDBLAST:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Loudblast.official

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Website: http://www.listenable.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/listenablerecs

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LONG LIVE LOUDBLAST.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

VADER – COVER ARTWORK AND TRACKLIST OF “TIBI ET IGNI” REVEALED

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Polish Death Metal legends VADER just revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming album “TIBI ET IGNI”! Artwork was handled this time by a true legend of visuals, Joe Petagno (MOTÖRHEAD ect.)

VADER mastermind Piotr states:
“Joe is a Legend! Not just because he created (the) Motorhead logo or breathtaking artworks for many outstanding albums. Joe is over all times and his imagination touches the Hell itself…. and this is enough reason to ask him for painting “a Hellfire” for Vader’s new music. He accepted it and… made me so proud!”

Joe Petagno adds:
“They have been on my “get in touch” list for years. Finally we managed it and for a killer album very appropriately titled: Tibi et Igni.”

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The band has also released the tracklist of “TIBI ET IGNI”:

01. Go To Hell
02. Where Angels Weep
03. Armada On Fire
04. Triumph Of Death
05. Hexenkessel
06. Abandon All Hope
07. Worms Of Eden
08. The Eye Of The Abyss
09. Light Reaper
10. The End

Digipak Bonus:
11. Necropolis
12. Des Satans Neue Kleider

Bonus 7“ Vinyl Version:
Side A: 01. Necropolis
Side B: 01. Przeklęty Na Wieki (Cursed Eternally)

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“TIBI ET IGNI” will be available as a standard jewel case CD, Digipak (with 2 bonus tracks), as colored vinyl with a bonus “7 EP (incl. 2 bonus tracks), and exclusively at Nuclear Blast Mailorder as limited Digipak-Edition with a signed VADER-Tourbook.

Pre-order here: 

http://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2014/vader/vader-tibi-et-igni.html

VADER announced to release a special 7“ single off their upcoming album “TIBI ET IGNI”. The 7” single is titled “Go To Hell” and includes following songs:

Side A: “Where Angels Weep”
Side B: “Triumph Of Death”

The song “Where Angels Weep” will also be available digitally.
The vinyl and the digitally version will be released on April 18th via Nuclear Blast. You can pre-order the single (red, white and black vinyl) here: http://bit.ly/1gpRK1o

Digital pre-order coming soon!

The new album will be released on May 30, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

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* For more info on VADER:

Website: http://www.vader.pl/

Facebook: Vader

Source:

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE VADER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

VADER – NEW SINGLE “GO TO HELL” TO BE RELEASED ON APRIL 18TH!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Polish Death Metal legends VADER just announced a release of a special 7“ single off their upcoming album “TIBI ET IGNI”.

The 7” single is titled “Go To Hell” and includes following songs:
Side A: “Where Angels Weep”
Side B: “Triumph Of Death”

The song “Where Angels Weep” will also be available digitally. The vinyl and the digital version will be released on April 18th via Nuclear Blast.

You can pre-order the single (red, white and black vinyl) here: http://bit.ly/1gpRK1o
Digital pre-order coming soon!

VADER states:
“We are almost ready with final mix and master to “Tibi et Igni” new VADER album. To give You a little touch of what is coming at the end of May, we prepared two songs for a special 7” vinyl, even before we started to work with mixing process. This limited little “fire breath” is called “Go To Hell” and includes tracks: “Where Angels Weep” and “Triumph Of Death”.

It will be available soon in April. Digital version, just one track, is gonna be available too. The mix and some details are different then all you will find on the album in May. ENJOY … and call the fiery winds of Hell!!!!”

“TIBI ET IGNI” will be released May 30th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

More information coming soon – stay tuned.

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* For more info on VADER:

Facebook: Vader

Website: http://www.vader.pl/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/vaderband

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE VADER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

LONG LIVE POLAND.

Stone.

VALLENFYRE – Releases ‘Splinters’ Video Trailer And Cover Artwork; Album Releases May 13th In North America, Via Century Media

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music videos, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Album cover artwork created by Brian D’Agosta.

VALLENFYRE have revealed the cover artwork of their new album Splinters. The new album will be out on May 12th in Europe and May 13th in North America, via Century Media Records.

A video trailer featuring part of the album’s opening track, Scabs, can be heard and viewed below:

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VALLENFYRE:

Greg Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) – Vocals and Lead Guitars

Hamish Glencross (MY DYING BRIDE) – Rhythm and Lead Guitars

Scoot (DOOM, EXTINCTION OF MANKIND) – Bass

Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST, THE HAUNTED) – Drums

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* For more info on VALLENFYRE:

Facebook: Vallenfyre

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vallenfyre

Source:

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Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

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

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LONG LIVE VALLENFYRE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MASTER – Gearing Up For 2014 North American Witchhunt Tour

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Death Metal pioneers MASTER are set to make their North American return next month for 2014 North American Witchhunt Tour.

Kicking off on April 17 in Philadelphia, MASTER will spend three weeks demolishing North American stages in support of their newest release, The WitchhuntJoining MASTER’s legendary founder/frontman, Paul Speckmann, will be guitarists Alex Bouks [ETURNUS, ex-INCANTATION] and VJS [NIGHTBRINGER, INCURSUS], along with drummer Ruston Groose [SURGEON].

The Witchhunt track “The Parable” is now streaming below:

North American Witchhunt -Dates Are As Follows:

4/17 Philadelphia, PA @Millcreek Tavern in
4/18 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
4/19 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
4/20 The Forvm – Buffalo, NY
4/22 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
4/23 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/24 Milwaukee, WI @ The Metal Grill
4/25 Oklahoma City, OK @ Leon’s Metal Lounge
4/26 3 Denver, CO @ 3 King’s Tavern
4/28 Portland, OR @ Slabtown
4/29 Seattle, WA @ 2 Bit Saloon
4/30 Oakland,CA @ The Metro
5/01 Rosemead, CA @ Spike’s
5/02 Pomona, CA Characters
5/03 Tempe, AZ @ Red Owl
5/05 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
5/06 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
5/07 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
5/09 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

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The Witchhunt features 11 brand new tracks of classic and catchy Death Metal played with the intensity and attitude that MASTER fans have come to rely upon over the years. The album’s thick, massive production demonstrates the band’s superb musicianship and songwriting skills. This is an album that sees MASTER at the top of their 20+ year career. The Witchhunt is out now on FDA Rekotz.

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Between now and March 17, FDA Rekotz is holding The Witchhunt Weekend sale. All items related to MASTER’s newest release are being offered at a discount rate. CD, T-shirts, vinyl and patches!
For details, visit this location.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on MASTER:

www.master-speckmetal.net

www.reverbnation.com/master

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LONG LIVE MASTER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

NOISEM – Featured On Cover Of Decibel As Magazine Tour With CARCASS Begins

Posted in concerts, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Stream Decibel Flexi Now; Band Prepares Record Store Day Release

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Baltimore Thrash assassins, NOISEM, will undertake their most high-profile tour excursion to date next week, as the young crew hits the road on the third annual Decibel Magazine tour. Set to provide their jacked-up, rabid thrash assault as the opening act of the tour, NOISEM’s set will be followed by each night by performances from massive Metal luminaries Gorguts, The Black Dahlia Murder, and headliners, Carcass.

The three-week venture gets underway on Tuesday, March 18th in Orlando, Florida before blasting westward infiltrating major cities across the US and Canada before the final gig on April 13th in Silver Spring, Maryland, right down the street from the band’s home turf. The trek is preceded by several one-off gigs this weekend including a show in Cleveland with lablemates In Cold Blood and Haymaker followed by two shows with Gorguts and The Black Dahlia Murder.

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This week, the cover of the April issue of Decibel is out, featuring members of all four acts on the magazine’s tour, including NOISEM frontman, Tyler Carnes. Additionally, the band recently completed a new recording entitled “Defiled” for Decibel’s ongoing flexi-series which has been released this week. The 7″ flexi will appear in the May issue of the mag but has been released early in advance of the tour.

Order the new issue of the mag HERE and unload the thrashbanging intensity of “Defiled” RIGHT HERE

Just days after the massive tour comes to a halt, NOISEM will unload another new tune in the form of the Repulsion classic, “Slaughter Of The Innocent,” the track set to appear on a split 7″ with Occultist being devised for release on Record Store Day 2014 via label home, A389 Recordings.

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NOISEM’s bludgeoning debut LP, Agony Defined, overthrew the #9 album of 2013 slot in Decibel’s year-end issue, the mag stating of the album: “Leave it to a group of teenagers from Baltimore to blow the cobwebs off of Thrash Metal and shake the genre at its very foundation… The wellspring of catchy riffs is seemingly endless on Agony Defined; no band employed the whammy bar better in 2013.”

NOISEM – Tour Dates:

3/15/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ In Cold Blood, Haymaker

3/16/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts

3/17/2014 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts

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Decibel Magazine Tour 2014 w/ Carcass, Gorguts, The Black Dahlia Murder, Noisem:

3/18/2014 The Beachum Theater – Orlando, FL

3/19/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

3/21/2014 Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX

3/22/2014 Mohawk – Austin, TX

3/24/2014 The Press Room – Phoenix, AZ

3/25/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

3/26/2014 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

3/28/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

3/29/2014 Showbox Market – Seattle, WA

3/30/2014 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

4/02/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

4/04/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN

4/05/2014 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL

4/06/2014 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

4/07/2014 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

4/08/2014 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON

4/09/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC

4/10/2014 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

4/11/2014 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

4/12/2014 Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA

4/13/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

Website: http://www.noisembaltimore.com

Facebook: Noisem

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LONG LIVE CARCASS.

LONG LIVE NOISEM.

LONG LIVE GORGUTS.

LONG LIVE THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

LONG LIVE DECIBEL MAG.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MANTRUM – S/T EP From German Metal Warriors Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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MANTRUM – They’re from Germany. They’re a Metal band. They’re Metal legit. They’re unsigned. This morning, their Metal has kicked me in the face with (accepting) blunt Metal force! They’re MANTRUM. Whoa, am I psyched out that I discovered this MANTRUM band (or make that they discovered me first) on Twitter! That’s the way social media works in 2014 and cool Metal connections happen, more often than I can count, on these sites.

I’ve been listening to their (5 song) S/T EP over and over, the past hour/plus as I write this. MANTRUM plays some serious freaking Metal, my Metal brethren! Death Metal vocals, a ballistic rhythm section and still this band finds a way to add melodic fret work to compliment their speed and riffage. Do yourself a Metal favor right now and click that play button below! Stone would never steer you down the wrong Metal path! Metal be thy name!

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* For more info on MANTRUM:

Website: http://www.mantrum-band.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MantrumBand

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MANTRUM1

Facebook: Mantrum

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LONG LIVE MANTRUM.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BENEATH – Icelandic Deathsquad To Release Second Album Via Unique Leader

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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In a few short weeks, Reykjavik, Iceland-based Death Metal squadron, BENEATH, will unleash the hellstorm that is their daunting sophomore full-length, The Barren Throne, once again through Unique Leader Records.

With an unrelenting fifty-three minutes of technical death metal cruelty through eleven new tracks, on The Barren ThroneBENEATH has sought to envelope melody, atmosphere and structure within its manic blastbeats and speed-picked guitars. The album evolves lyrically and conceptually around the idea of a being or entity that consumes and devours everything around it until it’s forced to consume itself. The follow-up to their Unique Leader-released 2012 debut full-length, Enslaved By Fear, the dynamic The Barren Throne is BENEATH’s first release with new vocalist, Benedikt Natanael Bjarnason, who joined the lineup in June 2013.

The album’s massive production was achieved by the Wieslawski brothers of famed Hertz Studios in Poland (Behemoth, Dead Infection, Vader, Decapitated), and the album artwork once again sanctioned to the masterful Raymond Swanland. The end result is a complex and procedural, yet dynamic album that rewards repeated listening. The Barren Throne will be released worldwide on April 29th.

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Said guitarist Johann Ingi: “We are truly thrilled to be releasing our second full-length on Unique Leader Records. During the writing and recording of The Barren Throne, every single member of the band has surpassed themselves, taking the album to another level. The album is tighter, more focused and doesn´t give an inch when it comes to sheer brutality. We are inspired by many different genres of extreme music and on this record we sought to embrace this and transcend the need to adhere to the common boundaries of the technical death metal genre. This has resulted in what we feel is our most dynamic and relevant release yet.”

The Barren Throne - Track Listing:

1. Depleted Kingdom

2. Chalice

3. The Barren Throne

4. Putrid Seed of Affection

5. Iron Jaw

6. Sovereign Carnal Passion

7. Sky Burial

8. Veil of Mercy

9. Mass Extinction Codex

10. Storm Drainer

11. Unearthed

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Formed in the winter of 2007/2008, the members of BENEATH have all been active in the Icelandic Metal scene for some years, with current and former connections to Sororicide, Changer, Atrum, Azoic and Diabolus to name a few. After making their live debut supporting The Black Dahlia Murder in January 2009 and winning the inaugural Icelandic finals for the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle they became the first Icelandic band to perform at the Wacken Open Air festival in August 2009. More festival appearances followed, amongst others Death Feast Open Air in 2010 and Neurotic Deathfest in 2011.

In February 2010, BENEATH released their debut Hollow Empty Void EP on Mordbrann Musikk which landed them a record deal with Unique Leader Records. In 2012 the band released their first full-length, Enslaved By Fear, which was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand at Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden.In 2013, singer and founder Gisli Sigmundsson left the band and was replaced by Benedikt Natanael Bjarnason (Azoic).

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on BENEATH:

http://www.beneath.is

https://www.facebook.com/beneathdeathmetal

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http://www.uniqueleader.com

http://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords

http://www.twitter.com/UniqueLeaderRec

http://www.youtube.com/uniqueleaderrecords

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LONG LIVE BENEATH.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

LONG LIVE ICELAND.

Stone.

ORBWEAVER – Exploratory Death Metal Behemoths Issue Winter Tour Update

Posted in Death Metal, experimental metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Florida exploratory Death Metal behemoths, ORBWEAVER, recently waged audio Armageddon upon the US with a twenty-date run of live takeovers alongside fellow Sunshine State sludge slingers, Shroud Eater.

Relays guitar demoness, Sally Gates, from the van: “The ‘Wintour’ has been excellent so far. We’ve had a great response at all the shows and some very generous hospitality. A couple of highlights from the road including stopping in New Orleans in the lead up to Mardi Gras. We had a massive sci-fi-themed parade go right past the venue. There were even Dr. Who costumes and floats! We also had an archery challenge in Pensacola, New Zealand vs Colombia vs USA. Scores are still being debated…It’s great to be on the road with our good friends Shroud Eater, and the bonus of touring in the Winter is that the van still smells fresh! Thanks to everyone who’s come out to our shows so far, and hope to see the rest of you on the road!”

ORBWEAVER is currently touring in support of their cranium-crumbling Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon EP, released last Summer. Recorded at Miami’s Pinecrust Studios with Jonathan Nunez of Torche and mixed/mastered with Brian Elliot at Mana Recording Studios (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Exhumed), on Strange Transmissions From The NeuralnomiconORBWEAVER travels far beyond conventional genre realms with a kaleidoscopic fusion of psychedelia, noise, and a distorted rendering of progressive death metal. Perpetually shape-shifting between these impulsive, trance-like elements, ORBWEAVER manifests interplanetary pandemonium reminiscent of a Zappa-esque brand of controlled and violently elegiac chaos.

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The unsung gem continues to win the approval of adventures fans and critics alike. In a perfect 5/5 review The New Noise boasts, “ORBWEAVER have definitely blended the right mix of atmosphere with the right mix of experimental technical death metal to make a listen that is superbly solid and second to none. Whatever you want to call this stuff, I definitely hope to hear more ‘alien metal’ in the future.” Adds Metal Roos, “From the giant aliens on the EP sleeve, to the freak show, drug crazed blends of musicianship, this EP is an absolute ball-tearer…”

Sea of Tranquility, in a 4/5 rating, calls the head-scratcher of a record “big and oozing and unusual.” Quizzical listeners are encouraged to check out Palm Beach New Times’ recent interview series with Gates, guitarist/vocalist Randy Piro and bassist Jason Ledgard about their rigs, influences and obscure sonic handiwork HERE.

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ORBWEAVER w/ Shroud Eater [remaining dates]:

3/03/2014 Taqueria Pedritos – Dallas, TX
3/04/2014 Vino’s Pizza And Pub – Little Rock, AR
3/05/2014 The End – Nashville, TN
3/06/2014 Chapel Hill Underground – Chapel Hill, NC
3/07/2014 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
3/08/2014 529 – Atlanta, GA
3/09/2014 Burro Bar – Jacksonville, FL w/ Porter, Atma
3/10/2014 Fubar Downtown – St. Petersburg, FL w/ Landbridge, Ulcer, Cosm

Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon was initially released in a limited run of 100 cassette tapes via Primitive Violence Records HERE and on CD direct through the band. The record is also available digitally via their official BandCamp page where you can bang out to Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon in full at THIS LOCATION.

“Death metal weirdos like Gorguts and Obscura hook up with the unstable bent of Dysrhythmia and Psyopus for a sensory taxing good time.” – Decibel

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ORBWEAVER:

http://www.orbweaverband.com

http://www.facebook.com/Orbweaver.Official

http://www.orbweaver-official.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE ORBWEAVER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DIABOLICAL – Confirmed For Bloodstock Festival / UK Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Swedish Death Metal horde Diabolical have been confirmed for Bloodstock Festival 2014!

The band recently confirmed a string of tours which sees Diabolical campaign across Europe over the coming months in support of their latest album ‘Neogenesis. The band are currently on tour in UK with Svart Crown and Ascaris and if that doesn’t wet the appetites of the British metal contingent a return on August 7th-10th to Catton Park, Derby sure-fire will.

Bloodstock 2014 is shaping up to be one of, if not the biggest, Bloodstock yet. Last year, just prior to Lamb Of God’s Saturday headline show, the first headline act for Bloodstock 2014 was announced as revered black metal innovators Emperor and it was confirmed that the festival would play host to the one and only 2014 UK Emperor performance. Also confirmed are Megadeth, Down, Carcass, Amon Amarth, Saxon, Children Of Bodom, Hatebreed, Obituary, Lacuna Coil, Crowbar, Prong and many, many more.

Diabolical ‘Metamorphosis’ Official Video:

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Catch Diabolical On Tour Right Now…

UK Tour w/ Svart Crown & Ascaris

28/02/14 London, UK – Black Heart

01/03/14 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit

02/03/14 Brighton, UK – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

03/03/14 Birmingham, UK – The Flapper

04/03/14 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks

05/03/14 Leeds, UK – Fox & Newt

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‘Neogenesis Tour – Third Chapter’ w/ Souldrainer & Hatescript

10/04/14 Gdańsk, Poland – Wydział Remontowy

11/04/14 Zielona Góra, Poland – 4 róże dla Lucienne

12/04/14 Wrocław, Poland – Easy Rider Club

13/04/14 Chorzów, Poland – Leśniczówka

14/04/14 Třinec, Czech Republic – Barrocko

15/04/14 Bratislava, Slovakia – U Očka

16/04/14 Maribor, Slovenia – Gustaf Hall

17/04/14 Prague, Czech Republic – Exit-US

18/04/14 WR Neustadt, Austria – Triebwerk

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‘Neogenesis Tour – Fourth Chapter’ w/ Facebreaker, ButWeTryIt & Nemost

19/04/2014 Plzeň, Czech Republic – Parlament Club

20/04/2014 Aalen, Germany – Rock It

21/04/2014 Nancy, France – T.O.T.E.M.

22/04/2014 Deinze, Belgium – Elpee

24/04/2014 Darmstadt, Germany – Steinbruch Theater

25/04/2014 Karlsruhe, Germany – AKK

27/04/2014 Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on DIABOLICAL:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/diabolicalofficial

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LONG LIVE DIABOLICAL.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

COLDWAR – Announce New Album Release Date And Track List

Posted in Death Metal, hardcore metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Irish hardcore death metal punks Coldwar have released details of their eagerly awaited fifth album ‘Panthiest’, which will be released via Candlelight Records on 28th April 2014.

The band has today confirmed the track list, which includes ‘Heart Of Darkness’ which was released for free streaming upon announcement of the band signing to Candlelight Records. Check out the track list below.

Heart Of Darkness

Ether Child

Mazu Awakens

13th Moon

The Falcon Cannot Hear The Falconer

Ghostdance

Consciousness Paralysis

Abandonment Of Being

Last Days Of The 4th Sun

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Listen to ‘Heart Of Darkness’ from the upcoming Coldwar album ‘Pantheist’:
https://soundcloud.com/candlelight-records/coldwar-heart-of-darkness

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on COLDWAR:

www.facebook.com/thisiscoldwar

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LONG LIVE COLDWAR.

LONG LIVE IRELAND.

Stone.

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