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

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

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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

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

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

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

Listen To And Support GHOULGOTHA:

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* For more info on GHOULGOTHA:

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Website: www.darkdescentrecords.com

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LONG LIVE  GHOULGOTHA.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

ACID KING – SHARE “MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, CENTER OF EVERYWHERE” COVER

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

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DOOM PIONEERS’ FIRST ALBUM IN 10 YEARS OUT APRIL 14th

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20, 2015 – Acid King have unveiled the cover art for their forthcoming album, Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere (available April 14).

The artwork for Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere was done by famed tattoo artist, Tim Lehi. Lehi has done cover art and posters for High on Fire, Earthless and Witch.

Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere was recorded at both Sharkbite and Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, mixed at Different Fur Studios and produced by Acid King and Billy Anderson. The digital release will be released independently via Acid King while physical copies, both CD and vinyl, will be available via Svart Records.

“We had several songs in the works over the years that we spent most of our time touring Europe but in between working our day jobs, we didn’t put the effort into recording,” explained singer/guitar player Lori S. “I really wanted to accelerate the process and get new music out. It’s time. This music that we’ve been playing for so long, that was initially obscure and underground, seemed to grow over these past 10 years and the timing was right to release this now!”

Acid King bubbled up from San Francisco in 1993 through a fog of revved up riffs, thunderous drums, and a hypnotic vocal howl. They unleashed three EPs and three full-length albums, starting with Zoroaster in 1995, the 1999 full-length Busse Woods, and their most recent release, Acid King III, coming in 2005. Their seismic chemistry transfixed audiences everywhere from high-profile festivals such as Hellfest and Roadburn to now iconic shows alongside peers such as Sleep and Mystick Krewe of Clearlight.

The band recently confirmed their participation in Desertfest, April 24 to 26 in the UK. North American tour dates will be announced soon.

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

* For more info on ACID KING:

Facebook: Acid King

Website: http://www.acidking.com/

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LONG LIVE ACID KING.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Lamentations Of The Ashen Announce New Album Release Date

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Libertine Cyst To Release On January 20, 2015

LAMENTATIONS OF THE ASHEN, the blackened Doom Metal project of Bon Vincent Fry, will release their long-awaited album Libertine Cyst on January 20 2015.

Consisting of four epic tracks, Libertine Cyst is the follow-up to 2011’s EKIMMV. In regards to the album, Bon has released the following statement:

“Finally, after 3 years, I am pleased to present my 3rd full-length album, ‘Libertine Cyst’ to the world. This album was the most challenging thing I’ve ever had to do musically. I was dealt an endless amount of obstacles (some self-created) which constantly resulted in delaying my progress. I feel that this record stands as a testament that the path of maximum resistance produces a more thoroughly honed work of art. I think the material contained here marks a new height in my song writing and atmosphere for this project. It’s hard to express how pleased and relieved I am to finally have this behind me and shift my gaze even further into the blackness beyond the stars. This is where it ends for me, and starts for everyone else.”

Praise for past Lamentations of the Ashen albums:

“After many repeated listens, I’m fucking way beyond just impressed! Every song on this album is a dark majestic voyage to a universe where the evil thoughts of others are murdered by our protective black dragons.”- Cvlt Nation

“Stirring the aether with bleak and depressive anthems of blackened doom, Lamentations of the Ashen achieves wonder in an audio sea of woe.”- Worm Gear zine

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on this band:

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Long Live Lamentations of the Ashen.

Long Live Metal.

Stone.

LIVE BURIAL – S/T EP Of Barbarous Deathly Doom Metal Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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LIVE BURIAL – The self-titled EP from Live Burial has made me proclaim it as: over  22 minutes of savage and doom ridden Death Metal, that can easily rip and tear your Metal soul apart. This is some of the most enjoyable Metal I’ve listened to in 2014; Live Burial is Death Metal with hefty doom influence that’s 100% underground and the real deal. Originating from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, this is a Death Metal band I’m more than elated to welcome across the Atlantic.

Jamie Brown offers up some disgustingly violent vocals and growls and the entire band plays some solid Death Metal, across 4 scathing songs, to my ears. Excellent! Live Burial prove they can play at eye-popping breakneck speed or slow it down to an evil Doom death march for the gathering of innocent mortal’s souls. The guitars without a doubt have some Tony Iommi influence snuck in there, with the rhythm section playing at a constant resounding capacity. Live Burial is an EP I won’t be forgetting about for quite some time, both nefarious and old school. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Crank Up, Support And Download LIVE BURIAL, Below! Whoa!

LIVE BURIAL – Track Listing:

1. Cast Back Into The Fire

2. Live Burial

3. Separation Through Evisceration

4. Begging For Cremation

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Jamie Brown – Vocals

Richard Codling – Guitars/Vocals

Rob Hindmarsh – Guitars

Lee Anderson – Bass

Matthew Henderson – Drums

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* Live Burial Artwork by James Watts
* Live Burial Logo by Holly Scott

* For more info on LIVE BURIAL:

Facebook: Live Burial

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LONG LIVE LIVE BURIAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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

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

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

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LONG LIVE ELECTRIC WIZARD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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

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

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

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LONG LIVE APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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