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GRUESOME – Death-Saluting Metal Collective Announces Live Dates; “Savage Land” Out Now Via Relapse Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Death-saluting Metal collective, GRUESOME, will take to the streets next month on a short run of live performances. Following an appearance at Obscene Extreme America Fest in Montreal next month, the band – which features guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey (Exhumed), drummer Gus Rios (Malevolent Creation), guitarist Daniel Gonzalez (Possessed) and bassist Robin Mazen (Derketa) – will kick off a mini tour in September, waging their classic Schuldiner-styled odes upon the ears of Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Cave-In-Rock, San Diego and Los Angeles. See confirmed dates below.

Issues Harvey of the trek, “We’re beyond excited to finally take this beast out on the road and deliver some Schuldinerisms at full fucking volume to the folks out there. It’s gonna be a blast to see the tunes come to, ahem, ‘life’ onstage and in the pit as well. See you there – bring beer!”


8/21/2015 Obscene Extreme America – Montreal, QC [info]

9/04/2015 The Crowbar – Tampa, FL [info]

9/05/2015 Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL

9/06/2015 The Haven – Orlando, FL [info]

9/11/2015 Full Terror Assault – Cave-In-Rock, IL [info]

9/12/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

9/13/2015 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA

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GRUESOME pays homage to Death Metal’s most celebrated founding American acts, Death. As such, their debut full-length, Savage Land, released earlier this year via Relapse Records, is a delightfully punishing display of late-’80s/early-’90s Florida-styled death metal that keeps the true sound and spirit of Chuck Schuldiner and Death alive.

Check out Savage Land in its gruesome entirety (including two bonus tracks – a cover of Death’s “Land Of No Return” and Slayer’s “Black Magic”) at THIS LOCATION as well as the band’s unrepentantly brutal NSFW video clip for the title track HERE or below:

Savage Land was tracked by Gus Rios and Daniel 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 is out now via Relapse Records on CD, LP and all digital outlets. Physical orders are available now at THIS LOCATION, and digital orders HERE.

Critical Praise:

“…less an exercise in nostalgia than a perfect reconstruction of a lost world.” – Decibel

“This isn’t your crusty, nasty, run-of-the-mill retro Death Metal. Hell no. This is the advanced, dripping-rot-from-the-corners-of-a-coffin, putrid, vile death metal throwback that you’ve been waiting for.” – Metal Injection  

“Metal needs more albums like Savage Land… The legacy and sound of Death lives on ever so faithfully through bands like GRUESOME, and wherever he is, Chuck Schuldiner is undoubtedly windmilling ferociously and smirking ear to ear at the deathly sounds of Savage Land.” – HeavyBlogIsHeavy  


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WARFATHER – Enters Mana Studios

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on July 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Death Metal horde WARFATHER have entered Mana Studios in recent days, to begin tracking the as-of-yet untitled follow-up to 2014’s Orchestrating the Apocalypse. The band’s sophomore full-length album will be released on Greyhaze Records.

Masterminded by Death Metal veteran Steven Tucker, who recently rejoined MORBID ANGEL, WARFATHER has tapped Erik Rutan to produce the new material. The album will mark the first time Tucker and Rutan have officially worked together since MORBID ANGEL’s Gateways to Annihilation.

Studio updates and album details will be revealed soon.

Orchestrating the Apocalypse is currently available on Digipak CD and digital formats via Greyhaze Records.


Source: ClawHammer PR

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SKINLESS – Reactivated New York Death Metal Unit Announces Fall Live Incursions; Free Download Of “Satan Is Living” Available At Recently Launched Merch Store

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on July 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Reactivated New York Death Metal unit, SKINLESS, will level stages this Fall on a medley of live takeovers. The onstage debauchery includes performances in Montreal, Clifton Park, Boston, Brooklyn and Philadelphia as well as a co-headlining stint with Pig Destroyer on this year’s edition of Denver Black Sky in December. Additional onstage infiltrations are currently in their plotting stages.

Comments the band: “We’re stoked to have the opportunity to shred in some of our favorite cities! Time is tight for the good ol’ boys in SKINLESS but when the stars align, you can expect an old school night of extreme brutality. Very much looking forward to it; see ya soon.”


9/25/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

9/26/2015 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

11/20/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

11/21/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

11/22/2015 TBA – Philadelphia, PA

12/05/2015 Denver Black Sky – Denver, CO w/ Pig Destroyer

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SKINLESS will be performing in support of their long-anticipated and critically lauded Only The Ruthless Remain full-length, released via Relapse Records last month. Bedecked in the sadistic grooves and flawless musicianship for which the band has become notorious, Only The Ruthless Remain features SKINLESS‘ now-classic, late ’90s lineup of founding guitarist Noah Carpenter, vocalist Sherwood Webber, bassist Joe Keyser and drummer Bob Beaulac, with the addition of second guitarist, Dave Matthews and marks the band’s first proper full-length offering in nearly a decade.

In related SKINLESS bulletins, the band is currently offering a free download of Satan Is Living. The song rears its menacing head during the credits of their ominous video for namesake track, Skinless. “Satan Is Living” is an original tune by the Sunshine Family Ministry and serves as an unofficial Only The Ruthless Remain bonus track. The Sunshine Family Ministry was a fanatical religious cult from the ’80s that committed mass suicide by skinning themselves alive… (fast forward thirty years to the gruesome “Skinless” video). The song “Satan Is Living” was recovered from an old reel-to reel recorder recovered at the scene. The first fifty orders made at the newly-launched SKINLESS webstore will receive a free download of the track as well as an Only The Ruthless Remain poster. Visit the store at THIS LOCATION.

And if you managed to miss the “Skinless” video, featuring a visual smorgasbord of lethal injections, human flaying and general group-inflicted suffering, it’s playing at THIS LOCATION.

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Only The Ruthless Remain was tracked by Tom Case at Edie Road Studio and Doomsday Bunker Studio, both in upstate New York, with vocals tracked by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, with the entire slab of audio violence mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails, Integrity etc.) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon.

Only The Ruthless Remain is currently available on CD, LP and digitally via Relapse Records. Limited Relapse 25 Year Anniversary editions of the CD and LP are also be available. For order bundles, visit THIS LOCATION. Desirers of the digitals, go HERE.


“…one of the finest albums in SKINLESS’ repertoire…This isn’t just an album SKINLESS fans will lovingly embrace, but a creation that stands as one of the top offerings of 2015 within the death metal genre” – Apoch’s Metal Review

“…just so fucking heavy.” – Heathen Harvest

“It is everything death metal originally set out to do, and it manages to incorporate a few elements to make it modern. No matter you’re familiarity with the genre, if there’s one death metal album you buy this year, consider Only The Ruthless Remain.” – Yell Magazine 

“Though heavy and full of gore, this album oozes sorrow and anguish. A theme becoming more and more common in extreme metal and it’s a refreshing change of pace. The vocals hurt. The melodic solos weep. It sounds as if the drums are the one thing keeping a man alive…” — Glacially Musical


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BONE GNAWER – To release “Cannibal Crematorium” On July 10th via Pulverised Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Horror N’ Gore connoisseurs BONE GNAWER returns to apex form with the band’s much-anticipated sophomore full-length record Cannibal Crematorium! The album will be released July 10 on Pulverised Records. The album will be available on CD and limited edition gatefold vinyl, both of which can be pre-ordered at this location.

Once again led by Death Metal legend Kam Lee (ex-MASSACRE, ex-MANTAS, etc) and with the prior emphasis  on composing (dead) catchy riffs that plant the hooks in deep, the music of Cannibal Crematorium is impossible to dislodge from memory. The album features an army of special guests, including Dave Ingram (ex-BENEDICTION, ex-BOLT THROWER), Mark Riddick (FETID ZOMBIE), Vincent Crowley (ACHERON), Noel Kemper (GRUESOME STUFF RELISH), and many more!

Simply put, there are is no mindless brutality or distasteful technicality when it comes to BONE GNAWER; this is good ol’ fun ‘n ferocious Death Metal the way this genre intended it to be.

Track List:

  1. Anthropophagist Inferno
  2. Modern Day Cannibal (Featuring Sly Goregnome of FONDLECORPSE)
  3. Chainsaw Carnage (Featuring Adam Scott & Tom Knizer of CARDIAC ARREST)
  4. Horrors In The House Of Human Remains (Featuring Matt Witchclan of DEADMAN’S BLOOD & WITCHCLAN)
  5. Chawed, Mauled & Gnawed (Featuring Noel Kemper of GRUESOME STUFF RELISH & ALTAR OF GIALLO)
  6. Il Sesso Bizzarro Di Cannibali (Featuring Miss Desideria Gabreiella Annuziata)
  7. Chrome Skull (Featuring Vincent Crowley of ACHERON)
  8. Below A Murder Of Carrion Crows (Featuring Patrick Bruss of CRYPTICUS)
  9. Carnivore Beneath (Featuring Dave Ingram of DEAD AMON THE DEAD MEN)
  10. Untold Story: Human Pork Bun (Featuring Mark Riddick of FETID ZOMBIE)
  11. Cannibal Crematorium (Featuring Dany Dead of DEAD)

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About Cannibal Crematorium


  1. Featuring Death Metal legendary singer Kam Lee, who used to be a part of the short-lived Mantas that eventually became Death. After which, Kam went on to join Massacre and later on with Denial Fiend.


  1. Spawning the idea to create BONE GNAWER with Kam Lee is none other than Rogga Johansson of Paganizer, Ribspreader, Demiurg and countless other active projects.


  1. Joining this extraordinary group would be Morgan Lie, a former member of one of Sweden’s most prominent Black Metal act Naglfar.


  1. Taking care of all mixing and mastering duties for Cannibal Crematorium is BONE GNAWER’s guitar player Ronnie Bjornstrom, who also is involved with other well-known projects such as Taedeat, Ribspreader, etc to name a few.


  1. The album cover artwork for “Cannibal Crematorium” was conceived by Malaysian illustrator Irwan of Ironworx Gravefix (Deathevoker, Thorns Of Hate, etc) and the layout was designed by Silvester Koorevaar of Fondlecorpse fame.


  1. Cannibal Crematorium features a string of prominent guest singers such as Dave Ingram (ex-Benediction, Down Among The Dead Men, etc), Mark Riddick (Fetid Zombie), Vincent Crowley (Acheron) and many more.

For fans of Bloodbath, Autopsy and early Cannibal Corpse!


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Swedish Death Metal Legends WOMBBATH – Releasing First Album In Two Decades On August 21st, via Dark Descent/Pulverised

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Old School Swedish Death Metal legends WOMBBATH will release Downfall Rising, their first album in 22 years. The album will be released jointly in North America on Dark Descent and Pulverised  August 21. Pulverised will release the album in all other territories on August 7. Downfall Rising follows the 1993 classic: Internal Caustic Torments.

New song “Underneath the Rotten Soil” is now streaming HERE. An album teaser is also available at this location or below:

Downfall Rising was mixed by Jeramie Kling and mastered by James Murphy (Disincarnate, ex-Death, ex-Testament, ex-Obituary, etc).  The revamped WOMBBATH lineup is anchored by sole remaining member/guitarist Håkan Stuvemark (Skineater) and also includes vocalist/bassist Jonny Petterson (Ashcloud, Syn:drom), guitarist Al Riglin and drummer Henrik Åberg. Drumming on the album itself was performed by Infernaeon/The Absence member Jeramie Kling. Taylor Nordbert (Infernaeon) guested on guitar as well.

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Having been around since 1990, Wombbath was without a doubt part of the legendary Swedish Death Metal scene that came to influence bands from around the world, and still is to this day. After a few releases including the classic full length Internal Caustic Torments, they disbanded. After years of playing in different bands (In thy dreams, Skineater etc.) original member Håkan felt the urge to play buzz saw driven Death Metal, the way it was done back in the day, again. When Håkan re-animated Wombbath, the thought was to record a new album with the use of old friends and musicians he knew would be able to channel his vision of what Wombbath is and to keep it purely as a studio project.

Along the journey Håkan picked up Jonny as a full-time member and the duo realized that this album was becoming something too big to keep as a studio project. So a search for a full line-up began. After a few hit and misses he finally found the right people to join him and take this rumbling Death Metal monster to its fullest potential. Wombbath has been around since 1990 and this is where the real journey begins!


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KRISIUN – New Studio Album “Forged In Fury” Releasing On August 7th, 2015, via Century Media

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Death Metal maniacs Krisiun just finished the recording of their new album, Forged In Fury, which is set to be released worldwide on August 7th, 2015!

Featuring cover artwork by renowned artist Joe Petagno (MOTORHEAD, MARDUK, VADER, etc.), Forged In Fury was produced by Erik Rutan. As the brain and heart of Death Metal masters HATE ETERNAL and former guitarist of MORBID ANGEL, Erik Rutan has worked as a producer for his own band as well as for CANNIBAL CORPSE, SIX FEET UNDER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MADBALL, AGNOSTIC FRONT, to name just a few. Additionally, he also co-produced KRISIUN’s Conquerors of Armageddon album back in 1999!

Stone Says: Now that’s what I call a DEATH METAL album cover! That is what DEATH METAL is supposed to look like! Metal Be Thy Name!



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DEHUMAN – To Tour Europe With VITAL REMAINS In July

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Kaotoxin, in collaboration with The Flaming Arts Agency, is proud to announce that DEHUMAN will tour Europe in July as main support for legendary US Death Metal act VITAL REMAINS. The tour, promoting DEHUMAN’s recently released and critically acclaimed second full-length Graveyard of Eden will start on July 10 and cross seven countries. Dates are as follows:

Jul.10 – CZ – Trutnov – Obscene Extreme*

Jul.11 – AT – Vienna – Escape Metalcorner

Jul.12 – DE – Berlin – K-17

Jul.13 – TBA

Jul.14 – DE – Munich – Feirwerk

Jul.15 – CH – Saint-Maurice – Manoir

Jul.16 – FR – Paris – Klub

Jul.17 – FR – Nantes – Ferrailleur

Jul.18 – BE – Deinze – Elpee

Jul.19 – NL – Utrecht – DB’s

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Graveyard of Souls is out now on Kaotoxin Records. The album is available on digital, CD and limited-edition vinyl and is on sale now at

The mighty FENRIZ recently opened his music podcast by saying “I like Dehuman, they remind me of a sped up version of the first Pestilence album.”

Produced at both the Blackout Studio (Enthroned, Emptiness) and Sainte Marthe Studio (Arkhon Infaustus, Deep In Hate, Department of Correction), Graveyard of Eden is the follow-up to the band’s 2012 debut Black Throne of all Creation.The album will be released on March 9 as a limited-edition (500 copies) deluxe DigiSleeve CD (Digital version and North American release is March 10). Vinyl treatment – white collectors vinyl (100 copies) and standard black (400 copies) – will come on April 13. Pre-order now at

“Graveyard of Eden is a hell of a wild death metal ride that I urge any genre fan to experience.” – Sea of Tranquility


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