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SIX FEET UNDER – Crushing “Crypt Of The Devil” First-Week Chart Numbers Revealed

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Crypt Of The Devil, the latest platter of brutality from iconic death metal merchants, SIX FEET UNDER, crushed the Billboard Charts this week debuting at #13 on the Hard Music Chart, #13 on the Heatseekers Chart, #32 on the Independent Albums Chart, #49 on the Rock Albums Chart, #120 on the Physical Albums Chart and #161 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart!

In Canada, Crypt Of The Devil placed at #33 on the Hard Music Chart and #198 on the Top Sellers Chart. On the Official Top 100 Charts in Europe, the record earned the #42 spot in Germany marking it SIX FEET UNDER‘s highest charting record pillaging Bringer Of Blood‘s German entry at #36 and True Carnage‘s entry at #40. Additionally, Crypt Of The Devil nabbed the #20 spot on the Media Markt/Saturn Charts.

Composed by notorious growl tsar, Chris Barnes with Cannabis Corpse bassist/vocalist Phil “Landphil” Hall, Crypt Of The Devil serves as SIX FEET UNDER‘s eleventh studio offering and delivers ten venomous odes of murderous death metal barbarity ornamented in Barnes’ haunting prose. Surveying the blackest depths of the human mind, the record is disquieting in both sound, mind and spirit.

Sample the album in all its menacing glory, courtesy of High Times, at THIS LOCATION as well as the band’s Mitch Massie (Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, The Locust etc.) directed “Open Coffin Orgy” video HERE.

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SIX FEET UNDER began as a side project while Barnes – owner of what would become one of the most dominating, groundbreaking and instantly distinguishable voices of the death metal genre – was fronting Cannibal Corpse.  SIX FEET UNDER would eventually become a full-fledged entity in 1995 and now stands among the longest standing and successful acts in death metal history, with all but their debut appearing on a Billboard chart.

Crypt Of The Devil is out now on Metal Blade Records. Various order bundles are available today at

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“…absolutely fantastic…one of the best in their entire discography.” – Metal Injection

“If you’re a fan of death metal and you’ve never heard SIX FEET UNDER before, then you don’t know death metal.” –

“…one of death metal’s most reliable and exciting acts two-decades into an otherwise laughable carrier.” – The Metal Observer

“A solid effort all around and a fun time to be had by all you death metal maniacs.” –

“If they open a Death Metal Hall of Fame, Chris Barnes should have a wing… another classic.” – Wicked Channel


Source: Earsplit PR

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HOUSE OF ATREUS ‘The Spear and the Ichor that Follows’ Exclusive Album Stream

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The Spear and the Ichor That Follows from Minneapolis Death Metallers HOUSE OF ATREUS is out now on Dark Descent Records. 

Stream the Beast:

The band’s debut full-length features eight tracks of battle-ready audio full of mid-paced riff glory, melodic death flourishes and lyrics inspired by ancient Greek tragedies and tales of war. The Spear and the Ichor That Follows is available on CD, vinyl and digital formats. Order it all HERE

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Side A

  1. Trenches of Fortune
  2. Messenger of a Shaken Host
  3. Throne of Chariots
  4. Oresteia – The Unforgotten Scorns

Side B

  1. Heir to the Crown of Sodom
  2. Beasts of Antiquity
  3. Veiled in Dignities of Wrath
  4. The River Black

Critical Praise:

“Outstanding first full length.” – Invisible Oranges

“House of Atreus look to be a fast rising star in US death metal and another notch in Dark Descent’s belt.” – Teeth of the Divine

“The Minnesota band have one eye on the great classic tragedies, and another on how to produce highly ambitious and melodic Death Metal.” – Metal Ireland


Source: ClawHammer PR

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UNBREAKABLE HATRED – Canadian Death Metal Trio Joins Unique Leader Records For Multi-Album Deal

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Quebec City-based death metal trio, UNBREAKABLE HATRED, recently joined the expanding roster of extreme metal powerhouse, Unique Leader Records.

Comments the band: “We’re extremely excited to announce that UNBREAKABLE HATRED signed a multi-album deal with Unique Leader Records! We are looking forward to working with a label that has stood the test of time while continuing to expand their diverse death metal roster. We are honored to be a part of the Unique Leader family and we are ready for what is coming up. With our team behind us, we can’t wait to see UNBREAKABLE HATRED grow.”

Forged in 2008 by guitarist Philippe Drouin, his drummer brother Dominic and vocalist/bassist Simon B. Lapointe, UNBREAKABLE HATRED spews forth a mutinous amalgam of old school death metal brutality, modern technical wizardry and blistering groove making for relentlessly visceral sound expedition. The band released their debut full-length, Total Chaos, in 2011 via Galy/Lacerated Enemy Records. Largely underrated but no less scalding, Sea Of Tranquility noted, “UNBREAKABLE HATRED… play a brand of technical death metal and grindcore that is as brutal as it is catchy,” further crowning it, “an all-around solid affair that shows plenty of promise.”

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In a 4/5 rating, Sputnik Music applauded the band’s versatility. “Rather than remaining excessively tethered to a single structure, Total Chaos often has varying time signatures between the instruments that resonate well when meshed just right — particularly the rhythm guitar and the drums — and that the band pulled this feat off and still have a sound structure just screams skilled.” Added Bravewords, “Fortifying the link between Dying Fetus, Cryptopsy and The Last Felony, UNBREAKABLE HATRED is one of Quebec’s latest new hopes, the group a feat of technical death worthy of some sort of engineering degree… Total Chaos is a record built on supreme musicianship, attention to detail and a steely determination to impart its will while crawling through the haze of the multitude.”

UNBREAKABLE HATRED will release their sophomore full-length via Unique Leader Records later this year. Further info to be announced in the coming weeks.

Words from the converted:

UNBREAKABLE HATRED is one of Canada’s premier death metal acts; this trio of power lays waste to the listeners ear drums on every level and then some!” – Terrance Hobbs, Suffocation

UNBREAKABLE HATRED blew us away each night with their energy and ripping songs; it was a total pleasure to have them on our tour and the best is most certainly to come – Ferocious!” – Jason Netherton, Misery Index

UNBREAKABLE HATRED from Quebec are definitely one of the new bands out there to be recognized! Once again proving that Quebec musicians are on top of their Game! ” – Flo Mounier, Cryptopsy

“Great musicians, brutally heavy and very strong live, definitely a band to watch out for.” – Bobby Koelble, Death


Source: Earsplit PR

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COGNITIVE – Announce Tour Dates

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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New Jersey tech-death monsters COGNITIVE will kick-off a string of dates leading up to next month’s ‘Brutal Grooves and Grinding Moves’ U.S. tour.

The action starts tonight at Rascal’s Tavern in Corry, PA and will see the band destroying stages in a series of one-off dates before embarking upon a month-long trek with PLACENTA POWERFIST and STILLBORN.

Dates are as follows:
May 01@ Rascal’s Tavern – Corry, PA
May 02 @ The Outpost Concert Club w/ TON, Rupture Christ – Kent, OH
May 03 @ R&K Pub – Hagerstown, MD
May 09 @ Guido’s Speak Easy – Frederick, MD
May 30 @Mojo 13 w/ Corpse Hoarder, Crackhouse & more – Wilmington, DE

BRUTAL GROOVES AND GRINDING MOVES w/ Placenta Powerfist & Stillborn
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Jun 02 @ Harper’s Pub – Clementon, NJ*
Jun 03 @ The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD*
Jun 04 @ RiffHouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA*
Jun 05 @ Slim’s – Raleigh, NC*
Jun 06 @ The 529 – Atlanta, GA*
Jun 07 @ The Tavern – Hattiesburg, MS*
Jun 08 @ Hangar 21 – Shreveport, LA*
Jun 09 @ The Lost Well – Austin, TX*
Jun 10 @ Blue Max – Midland, TX*
Jun 11 @ The Blue Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM*
Jun 12 @ The Drunken Lass – Prescott, AZ*
Jun 13 @ LAS VEGAS DEATH FEST 7 – Las Vegas, NV
Jun 14 @ Metal Invictus – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 15 @ The Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
Jun 19 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 20 @ COLORADO GUTFEST – Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 21 @ The Hideout – Papillion, NE
Jun 22 @ The Wicked Moose – Rochester, MN
Jun 23 @ The Wilsco – Madison, WI
Jun 24 @ Live Wire Lounge – Chicago, IL
Jun 25 @ The 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
Jun 26 @ the Foundry – Cleveland, OH
Jun 27 @ The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 28 @ 3rd & Girard – Philadelphia, PA

Cognitive was born in 2011 with the sole intent to create heavy, intensely technical music, while maintaining an edge of creativity that separates them from the over produced sea of sub genres. Hailing from South Jersey, combining technicality, guitar solos, grooves, and abstract ideas with song writing, Cognitive is continually pushing itself to think outside of the box while maintaining a sheer brutal edge.

The 2012 release of their debut EP, The Horrid Swarm, proved Cognitive to be one of the most brutal and intense new bands on the scene and led to a deal with Spain’s Pathologically Explicit Records. Since then, Cognitive has embarked upon countless weekend-warrior tours, three extended outings with the likes of Devourment, Psyopus, Gorod, Wormed, Infernal Revulsion, and Condemned and has shared bills with bands such as Between the Buried and Me, Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Broken Hope, Wretched, Misery Index, Origin and tons more.

With their new self-titled album, featuring artwork by Tony Koehl (Black Dahlia Murder,Job For a Cowboy, et al.), released to worldwide acclaim, Cognitive seeks only to advance itself musically and export New Jersey’s undying hatred globally.



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MORTHUS – Blackened Melodic Death Metal EP “Into Oblivion” Is Available Now

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The new EP from MORTHUSInto Oblivion, was finally self-released on October 22nd in 2014. Into Oblivion delivers a devilish well composed and technical demanding 4-track orgy, to which the band wants to invite lovers of NAGLFAR, DISSECTION and DARK FUNERAL now. Raised to serve the dark in the fall of 2011, the line-up of Blackened Melodic Death Metal enthusiasts, MORTHUS, was unholy completed at the end of 2013. First gigs were celebrated, the style of the formation got optimized.

Buy, Support, Listen To MORTHUS:

The teutonic encouraged hell-horde from the eastern part of Germany decided to besiege a record studio for their first Demo EP in early 2014. In the summer of 2014, after playing several sweat-driving club gigs, MORTHUS recorded four well-chosen Satanic hymns, at Nautilus Studio in Gera, Germany.

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CRYPTIC HYMN – “Revel In Disgust” (Single) – A Metal Odyssey Review

Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


Newly formed Blackened Death Metal troupe, CRYPTIC HYMN, have released their debut single, Revel In Disgust, this past January and you can listen to it below… plus it is available as a name your price download! CRYPTIC HYMN are also to release a debut album sometime in 2015; therefore this debut single is their sonic launching pad to Metal fans everywhere.

Founded back in 2014, CRYPTIC HYMN originate from Paducah, Kentucky and do deliver a quality aural Metal assault with Revel In Disgust. Featuring ex-Voyage of Slaves members Dave Palenske, Jon Grace, and Nathaniel Vowell as well as Josh Mumford of Anagnorisis, this Metal band exhibits their well executed talent and chemistry on their debut song; like seasoned Metal veterans ready to seek, conquer and destroy all the non-believers that stray into their Metal path.

Brutality is what your eardrums are to expect from this Blackened Death Metal song; with welcomed shades of Thrash for good Metal measure. I really dig this song Revel In Disgust and I cannot wait to hear the finished debut album from CRYPTIC HYMN. Click below and support CRYPTIC HYMN while your brain absorbs their intense brand of Metal! Metal be thy name. – Stone

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German Death Metallers ICHOR Offering Track For FREE Download

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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German Death Metallers ICHOR have made Ra’iroa, a track from new album Depths, available for free download. Grab that sucker and stream the album right here.  Check out the official video for “Ra’iroa” as well at this location. ICHOR’s Depths is out now on Bastardized Recordings. After slaying European fans with their vicious brand of modern Death Metal, the German quintet is now offering aural decimation to North and South American fans. Depths can be purchased at the Bastardized Store. The earth is destroyed and mankind escapes into the sea. But the struggle for survival continues as a new society struggles to combat authoritarian reign with furious passion. This plunge into the deep, dark sea is the central theme of Depths, a story that ICHOR delivers with a soundtrack that both mesmerizes and assaults the listener. Depths was recorded at Hertz Studios in Białystok, Poland (Behemoth, Decapitated, Vader, etc).

Stylistically, Depths is most similar to American Death Metal with crushing riffs and a pummeling drum attack, complete with Black Metal flourishes and an overall approach that offers listeners a varied and memorable experience. “The Heretic King” lyric video can be viewed here. While you’re at it, check out a promo video for “The Beasts Approach” at this location. DEPTHS – Track Listing: 1. Deep Rising 2. Apophis 3. Ra´iroa 4. While Giants Sleep 5. The Beasts Approach 6. The Heretic King 7. Leviathan 8. Deny Your God 9. Desire Of The Depth 10. Cthulus Sons 11. Hadal Sirens

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ICHOR are: Eric Kuhnen – Vocals, Daniel Jacobi – Guitars, Johannes Gorges – Guitars, Tobias Rümmele – Bass, Dirk Maurer – Drums


ICHOR \ˈī-ˌkȯr, -kər\ Definition: 1: an ethereal fluid taking the place of blood in the veins of the ancient Greek gods ICHOR started their crusade in 2008. After they have released a demo tape on their own the band released their first full-length album The Siege in 2009. This album was recorded and mixed by Phil Hillen from the SU2-Studio, and mastered by Simon of War From A Harlots Mouth. After this release the band went on the road and toured with bands like Aborted, Benigthed and The Black Dahlia Murder. In 2010 ICHOR released their second album  Benthic Horizon which was recorded in the mighty Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Decapitated, Vader, Hate) in Białystok/Poland. Benthic Horizon appeared in Europe via Bastardized Recordings and was re-released in the UK by Siege of Amida in 2011.

After another year of tireless touring through Europe ICHOR went to the Hertz studio again to record their third full-length album Depths that will now appear on Bastardized Recordings. Depths is a journey into the deep-sea, an escape into destruction and the downfall of mankind, which has to re-create and to struggle with obsession, with power, war, suffering and the passion for survival.


“When they’re not immersed in a fray of slashing, buzzing riffs, the guitars wisely inject melodious solos, courteous respites to the band’s incessant fight and a quality reminiscent of acts like Misery Index, Man Must Die, or The Black Dahlia Murder.” Metal Observer

“Big burly modern death metal.”Teeth of the Divine


* Source: ClawHammer PR

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