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ELECTRIC WIZARD’S SPINEFARM RECORDS’ DEBUT, “TIME TO DIE”, LANDS AT #62 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200

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

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DOOM MASTERS’ RELEASE LANDS AT#2 ON HARD ROCK CHART

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NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2014 – Electric Wizard, the UK-based Doom outfit led by the provocative Jus Oborn, have the outfit’s highest chart debut to date, with their Spinefarm Records’ debut, Time to Die, entering Billboard’s Top 200 at 62.

The nine-song release, featuring singles “I am Nothing” and “SadioWitch,” is also one of the band’s most critically acclaimed to date with Mojo Magazine declaring the album “the most uncompromising album of the year” and Pitchfork saying the album “deserves every accolade thrown its way” and going on to say “they’ve surpassed expectations and proved that they’re still as vital as they ever were.”

Produced by Oborn, the album was recorded at Toe Rag Studios in East London, with analog gear used exclusively throughout, with finishing touches done at Skyhammer Studio in “deepest, darkest” Cheshire by Chris Fielding.

About Spinefarm Records

Established in 1990, Spinefarm Records is an international rock and metal label with dedicated offices around the globe. Working with Caroline under the Universal banner, Spinefarm marries the ethos of the independent to the clout of the major, developing signature artists worldwide.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ELECTRIC WIZARD:

www.facebook.com/electricwizarddorsetdoom

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ELECTRIC WIZARD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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ELECTRIC WIZARD – Fopp Signing In Manchester, UK – Here’s The Details…

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

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ELECTRIC WIZARD SIGNING

Electric Wizard visit Fopp to celebrate the release of their new album, ‘Time to Die’.

When & Where? 

Thursday, 23rd October – 5:30pm – Fopp Manchester, UK

What?

Doom Metal legends Electric Wizard visit Fopp to sign copies of their eighth studio album ‘Time to Die’. Limited edition ‘SadioWitch’ 7-inch singles will be available in store.

Electric Wizard release the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2010’s ‘Black Masses’. ‘Time to Die’ saw the temporary return of original drummer Mark Greening, along with the addition of new bassist, Clayton Burgess. Latest single ‘SadioWitch’ is accompanied by the band’s first music video, created by the mysterious and alluring Shazzula Vultura.

The short film’s content is concisely summarised by frontman Jus Oborn, who describes it as ‘clandestinely filmed scenes of Luciferian depravity.’ The Guardian refer to the album’s tracks as ‘the mutant children of Black Sabbath’s revered blueprint’, while Pitchfork suggest that the track ‘Funeral of Your Mind’ is ‘the garage-rock-tinged psychedelic rocker… that Birmingham’s finest could’ve written if they had stuck with the drugs and off the telly’.

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Formed in Wimborne, Dorset, the band bonded over a mutual fascination with Black Sabbath, the occult, horror movies, vintage recording equipment and the 1970s. For over 20 years, Electric Wizard have recorded a series of landmark Metal albums, which amalgamate elements of Sludge, Stoner Metal, Black Metal and Doom. The band have recently performed a series of festival dates across Europe, including ‘Sonisphere’ UK, Portugal’s ‘Reverence Festival Valada’, ‘Hellfest’ in France and ‘Roskilde’ in Denmark.

The Electric Wizard creative core of Jus Oborn & Liz Buckingham will visit Fopp ahead of their gig at The Ritz, Manchester.

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Source: Laura Thomas

* For more info on ELECTRIC WIZARD:

Website: www.electricfuckinwizard.com

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Website: http://fopp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ELECTRIC WIZARD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE – Release New Track And Album Art

Posted in doom metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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U.S. Doomsters APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE will release Of Woe and Wounds on November 14 in North America through Cruz Del Sur Music. Decibel Magazine is streaming album track “Luna” exclusively at this location.

With its oppressive and crunching sound, APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE’s Of Woe and Wounds will rank among the heaviest album of 2014. From the 7-minute opener “Blackest of Times” to the ending “Luna,” APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE deliver an incredible performance that gives full sense to the sometimes-abused term “DOOM”. Mastered by Tony Reed (producer of last SAINT VITUS’ album “Lillie: F-65″), this album confirms APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE as a versatile, multi-dimensional doom band that offers the most Sabbath-inspired sound around these days, blended with personal, oppressive yet dynamic atmospheres such as those found in “Push Mortal Coil” or “Whore’s Wings” (re-recorded hits from their 2012’s demo), or the long and haunting “Die Vicar Die”.

The album also features the extraordinary work of talented Artist David Csicsely known for his illustrations of Mournful Congregation, Solitude Aeternus, Wheel, Flight of Sleipnir releases.The album was recorded by Mike Bridavsky at Russian Recording LLC in Bloomington, IN and later mastered by Tony Reed  (SAINT VITUS’ “Lillie: F-65). DOOM has never been so HEAVY! The vinyl version will contain two bonus live tracks.

Of Woe and Wounds – Track Listing:

Distance and the Cold Heart

Blackest of Times

Whore’s Wings

Lamentations of a Broken Man

Die Vicar Die

Push Mortal Coil

This Mania

Siren

Luna

Distance and the Cold Heart (reprise)

The Messenger – Live (VINYL BONUS TRACK)

Sincerest Misery – Live (VINYL BONUS TRACK)

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE:

www.apostleofsolitude.com

www.facebook.com/apostleofsolitude

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www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KREYSKULL – The Sophomore Album “Tower Witch” By Kreyskull Out October 3rd!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Kreyskull is a ”Heavy Rock`n Doom” band from the south-east parts of Finland; they blend their riff-heavy doom grooviness with influences from the classic era 70´s Heavy Metal and Prog Rock, even flirting with occasional jazz and psychedelia. With a strong vocal performance, screaming lead guitars and a bombastic rhythm section, they create their own unique style of Heavy Rock.

The sophomore album “Tower Witch” will be released October 3rd by Inverse Records.

Featuring ex-members from Demonic Death Judge, Kaihoro and Total Devastation.

“Man Who Lived Before” video: 

Track List:

  1. Night Of The Waking Octopus
  2. Abomination Jungle
  3. The Man Who Lived Before
  4. Tower Witch
  5. Forest Of The Great Unknown (intro)
  6. Soulway Station
  7. Evil Absolute Blues
  8. El Chupacabra
  9. Kingdom Falling

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Line-up:

Pasi Hakuli – Bass

Kari A. Killgast – Vocals

Saku Hakuli – Guitars

Timo Karvonen – Drums

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(Source: Inverse Music Group)

For more info:

https://www.facebook.com/kreyskull

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www.inverse.fi

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LONG LIVE KREYSKULL.

KREYSKULL KICKS 200% HEAVY ROCKIN’ ASS.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK & METAL.

Stone.

OHHMS – Crushing Debut LP To See Release Via Holy Roar Records In October

Posted in doom metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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OHHMS will flower into life with their sprawling, crushing debut LP, Bloom, this October via London-based Holy Roar Records.

This in, directly from the heads of the label on the addition of OHHMS to their roster:

“Whilst it could potentially sound disheartening to some, only one previous band has ever eventually ended up working with Holy Roar simply by sending us music. That band was Throats. The second band to end up part of the family in this manner is what you have in front of you here, right now. OHHMS.”

With just two tracks clocking in at a massive thirty-two minutes, OHHMS fuses elements of doom, post-metal, prog and psychedelia in stunning clarity and power thanks to Ian Sadler at Emeline Studios and Brad Boatright at Audiosiege mastering. Breathtaking macro minimalistic artwork courtesy of Black Sails Design more than ably demonstrates the concept of both the record and intent of this band. This is nuanced, controlled anger that knows when to lurk in dark recesses, and when to viscerally bare its teeth. If this leaves you none the wiser, then settle in for this undulating auditory journey. In simple terms – this is a new form of mature heavy music that blends elements of doom, post-metal and progressive/post-rock, without ever losing an undercurrent that crackles with a distinct energy. From small seeds…..

Fans of Harvey Milk, Isis, Pallbearer, Slabdragger, Rolo Tomassi at their most serene, as well as progressive and expansive classic rock are advised to get hip to OHHMS‘ output. Holy Roar Records will release Bloom on digital, CD and LP formats on October 6th 2014. View a trailer for the album below and place preorders HERE.

Bloom Track Listing:

1. Bad Seed

2. Rise Of The Herbivore

OHHMS Live:

9/15/2014 TBA – Ramsgate, UK

10/02/2014 Lady Luck – Canterbury, UK

11/21/2014 Windmill – Brixton, UK

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on OHHMS:

http://ohhms.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/OHHMStheband

http://www.holyroarrecords.com

https://holyroarrecords.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OHHMS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH Announce New Vocalist

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo courtesy of Ides Bergen

Los Angeles Stoner Metal band BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH have announced the addition of vocalist Jordan Nalley to their ranks. Nalley joined the band following the tragic loss of bassist/vocalist Kevin McDade.

Guitarist Matt Price comments: “I met Jordan through some friends at a Mastodon show. Came to find out we had a few mutual friends and that he was a vocalist and actually did a bit of vocal coaching for the heavier styles at Musicians Institute.

I took a lesson from him and brought our CD, Defender, Redeemist. I got a call from him about a week later. He loved the album and wanted to audition. At the time our new bassist, Cas, was in Europe with Sasquatch and our drummer Chase was filling in for about a months worth of Castle’s North American tour. So we had to wait a few weeks to give it a try. But when we did it was obvious the chemistry was there. He sounds great on the old stuff, and his range is great so he’s taking the new stuff into even darker gnarlier territory! We played our first show with him and it went great! We’re pretty fucking stoked and are in full writing mode. We’re hoping to be recording in very early 2015 (we’ve been talking to Billy Anderson and he’s 100% on board).”

Read more on the new BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH line up at GeeksOfDoom.com.

BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH live 5 Stars bar 07/19/2014 – New Material:

BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH Los Angeles, CA. 7-19-2014

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH:

facebook.com/beholdthemonolith

bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH.

REST IN PEACE, KEVIN MCDADE.

Stone.

ELECTRIC WIZARD UNVEIL “TIME TO DIE” AS TITLE OF FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM – OFFICIAL ARTWORK REVEALED

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Electric Wizard - Time To Die - promo cover pic - 2014

Above: Time to Die cover

LONDON, July 1, 2014 – Electric Wizard have announced Time to Die as the title of their forthcoming studio album. Time to Die is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment and is testament to the fact that Electric Wizard continue to be the most uncompromisingly heavy, genuinely twisted and evil band in the world.

This will be the band’s first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Says Electric Wizard founding member, Jus Oborn:

“All of our albums in the past have had a theme; revenge, drugs, black magic and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice. We have gone full circle, it was inevitable but we had to do it. We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back even stronger.”

The artwork, once again created by Oborn, is an extension of that theme; this is further solidified by the LP gatefold image, which will be revealed soon.

Electric Wizard, having just played Hellfest in France, have the following festival appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:

July 3 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival (Arena Stage)

July 4 – Knebworth Park, UK @ Sonisphere (Stage headline)

August 16 – London, UK @ Jabberwocky (The Excel Centre)

September 12 – Valada, Portugal @ Reverence Valada (headline w/Hawkwind)

October 10 – 12 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Desert Fest

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ELECTRIC WIZARD:

facebook.com/electricwizarddorsetdoom

youtube.com/user/ElectricFuckinwizard

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LONG LIVE ELECTRIC WIZARD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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