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ELECTRIC WIZARD – FORGE WORLDWIDE ALLIANCE WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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NEW LP SET FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM, IN LEAGUE WITH THE BAND’S ‘WITCHFINDER RECORDS’ IMPRINT

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April 17, 2014 – Visually intoxicating, uncompromisingly heavy and revered for making music and lifestyle one, Electric Wizard have completed work on their new studio album, title to be confirmed; the album will be the band’s first release through Spinefarm Records.

Formed by vocalist / guitarist Jus Oborn in 1993, Electric Wizard (based in the UK’s South-West) have thus far released seven studio albums – an increasingly influential body of work recorded on vintage analogue gear with as little technology as possible intruding on the signal (“Protools is for pussies!”).

Result: some of the heaviest, dirtiest, most evil-sounding audio ever put to tape, and more importantly to vinyl, with both Come My Fanatics (1997) and Dopethrone (2000) being lauded as landmark releases.

A cultural as well as a musical force, Electric Wizard have left an indelible mark on a host of different genres, the likes of doom, stoner and sludge; at heart, however, they stand as an iconic British Metal band, cast in the great tradition, with lyrics and artwork reflecting the hypnotic weight of the music, and subject to the same intelligence and detail.

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Wreathed in occult ritual and drug-culture references, with classic ’70s horror an inspirational seam, Electric Wizard are poised to turn a page; there’s the new deal with Spinefarm Records, plus – after a nine-year hiatus – the return of Mark Greening (the drummer on Dopethrone), who completes the line-up of Oborn, US guitarist Liz Buckingham, a key member since 2003, and new bassist Clayton Burgess (Satan’s Satyrs).

Fueled by strong emotion and the harder sounds of late-’60s Detroit, the remodeled line-up – isolated by choice, giant stacks glowing red – set about crafting an eighth studio album to both rival and exceed the milestone recordings of the past, with Buckingham keeping things suitably monolithic and the band generally looking back to some of their earliest influences.

Toerag Studios in London was once again charged with capturing ‘The Sound’, and (encouragingly) words like “raw”, “hateful” and “sickeningly heavy” are being traded.

Says Oborn: “Our master plan is this. Real metal!! We stand for rebellion, we are with the kids; we fight, puke, smoke weed, etc… Electric Wizard is an entity, with its own history, its own symbols, its own iconography, and with this new album, we wanted to return to basic values. It’s primitive. We needed to claw it back down to the evil core – sex, drugs, violence, revolution… to go back to being a band that hung out and jammed hard. No teaching songs, just feeling them out. If you jam enough and you are on the same level – artistically, musically, whatever, you gotta be committed – then good music will happen. I totally believe that…”

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Electric Wizard will make the following festival appearances in 2014, with more shows to be added:

May 2 – Temples Festival, Bristol, UK (headline)

June 20 – Hellfest, Clisson, France (Valley Stage headline)

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

July 4 – Sonisphere, Knebworth Park, UK (stage headline)

August 16 – Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK

September 12 – Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)

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ELECTRIC WIZARD are: Jus Oborn – lead vocals, guitars | Liz Buckingham – guitars | Mark Greening – drums, percussion | Clayton Burgess – bass

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:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/electricwizarddorsetdoom

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ElectricFuckinWizard

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LONG LIVE ELECTRIC WIZARD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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BLACKOUT – NYC Stoner Doom Trio To Bring Their Riff Rituals To Canada

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

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New York City Stoner Doom trio, BLACKOUT, will bring their quaking riff rituals to Canada later this month on a four-date mini tour through Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. This will mark the band’s first time ever on Canadian soil.

The band is justifiably ecstatic, “Wang dang poutine bang! BLACKOUT is taking their filth to the streets of Canada! We are so psyched and surprised that none of us have DUIs! Canada here we come!”

BLACKOUT Takes Canada 2014:

4/17/2014 Smiling Buddah – Toronto, ON
4/18/2014 Café Dekuf – Ottawa, ON
4/19/2014 Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC
4/20/2014 Sous Sol Du Cercle – Quebec City, QC

BLACKOUT will be touring in support of their We Are Here debut released independently last year. Commended by Sea of Tranquility for its “crushing, psychedelic heaviness,” We Are Here was recorded at Vacation Island Studio with engineer/producer Rob Laakso (Diamond Nights, Swirlies, Kurt Vile), and continues to reap critical applause. Mister Growl champions the trio for, “creating music so massive you can’t fathom its source,” Heavy Planet notes, “Loaded with screeches, twitches, and six hits of heady fuzz, We Are Here moves between massive sludge rhythms, ashy stoner passages, and sparse pockets of simplified doom. Present throughout is a rubbery weirdness, a sporadic psychedelia that sways as much as it stomps. The sound is true and solid, evidenced by the band’s approach,” while The Obelisk enthuses, “[BLACKOUT] show up with big riffs, big stomp, and underpinnings of quirk that give their unabashed tonal weight a sense that’s both lighthearted in not taking itself too seriously and a huge part of what makes the album overall so effective.

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Copping influence from stoner heavyweights like the Melvins and Sleep – easy comparisons to make, but true all the same – BLACKOUT might read on the surface like Riffy Brand X, but there’s more to We Are Here than sonic redundancies and tonal largesse.” Adds the Sludgelord pointedly, “Sometimes, you need a little bit of honest-to-goodness primordial metal. No pretence, no airs and graces, just crushing doom, feedback-saturated hunks of raw metal. This is where Brooklyn three-piece instrument destroyers BLACKOUT come in… We Are Here has bashed me like a club and dragged me back to its cave to examine its crude, yet creative, works. Put on your best animal skins, it’s about to get primitive. “

Order your copy of We Are Here TODAY via the band’s official BandCamp page.

With food, beer and America at the forefront, it only makes sense guitar player/vocalist Christian Gordy and drummer Taryn Waldman would meet at Gordy’s 2011 July 4th cookout in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Waldman, a former Hooter’s waitress turned big time commercial film editor, and Gordy, a one-legged bartender/artist/BBQ enthusiast were an oddball couple for NY’s heavily-styled metal scene. The duo began rapidly banging out monolithic snail-paced riffs that could party as much as they could crush.

BLACKOUT – referring to blackout drunk, the absence of light, or a mobster hit on an entire family – was the only appropriate title for the band. With a three-song demo recorded at the now defunct Headgear Studios in the bag, Waldman set out on the task of stalking and acquiring drum wizard Justin Sherrel for the bass position. The sound filled out and quickly grew like Chuck Berry’s mustache. Now with Sherrel’s nitty-gritty, rhythm-heavy mud beneath an electrical tide of riffs and explosions, the mighty river of sludge was primed to lurch forward.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on BLACKOUT:

http://www.facebook.com/blackoutnyc

http://www.blackout666.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE BLACKOUT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SAINT VITUS – Legendary Doom Metal Icons Announce Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Tour

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Legendary Doom Metal icons, SAINT VITUS, are pleased to announce a very special run of live rituals to celebrate their astounding thirty-fifth anniversary! Sponsored by Scion AV, the tour will commence on May 8th in Albuquerque and wind its way through fifteen cities, coming to a close on May 25th in Dallas.

The band will be performing the planet-rumbling Born Too Late album — the first SAINT VITUS outing to feature the imperious voice of Scott “Wino” Weinrich – in its entirety alongside other renowned VITUS hymns. The band will be joined by Portland stoner rock power trio Sons Of Huns, supporting their recently released Banishment Ritual full-length on EasyRider Records.

Comments the band of their coveted spot on the tour, “We can’t be any more stoked to support one of the finest purveyors of Doom and crush many cities in our wake!” Tickets go on sale Friday, March 14th.

Starting April 1st, Scion AV will be giving away two pairs of tickets to every club show via Twitter. See www.scionav.com for details.

SAINT VITUS w/ Sons Of Huns

5/08/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM

5/09/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ

5/10/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

5/11/2014 The Observatory (Psycho De Mayo Fest) – Santa Ana, CA

5/13/2014 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA

5/14/2014 SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA

5/15/2014 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA

5/16/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA

5/17/2014 Branx – Portland, OR

5/18/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA

5/20/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

5/21/2014 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

5/23/2014 Red 7 (Outside) – Austin, TX

5/24/2014 Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX

5/25/2014 Three Links – Dallas, TX

SAINT VITUS:

Dave Chandler – guitar

Scott Weinrich – vocals

Mark Adams – bass

Henry Vasquez – drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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* For more info on SAINT VITUS:

https://www.facebook.com/saintvitusofficial

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SONS OF HUNS:

https://www.facebook.com/SonsofHunspdx

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SCION AV – Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/scionavmetal

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LONG LIVE SAINT VITUS.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

MARS RED SKY – Signs with Listenable Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock, world news with tags , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Considered one of the greats of the European stoner rock scene, France’s MARS RED SKY have gained international recognition due to a unique sound, based on thick infectious grooves and melodic aerial guitar riffs. This is truly a one of a kind experience, wrapped up by Julien Pras’ ethereal vocals, Matgaz’ powerful rhythms and Jimmy Kinast’s pachydermic bass lines. Somewhere between doom metal and 70s psyche pop, MARS RED SKY intrigues and attracts the masses to celebrate this cosmic ritual of solar burning fuzz and reverberated atmospheres.

Driven by the huge success of their eponymous debut record, recorded in Spain’s mystic Bardenas Desert and released in 2011, the band was invited to play on the largest European stages with Kyuss Lives!, Dinosaur Jr. and Sleep, as well as popular festivals like Eurockéennes de Belfort, Roadburn, London & Berlin Desertfests, Sziget Festival and SXSW (USA). All in all, MARS RED SKY has played in more than 20 countries.

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With their incredibly heavy and hypnotic performances, MARS RED SKY have been considered as one of the most thrilling live acts among the international stoner rock scene. In 2012, they paired up with French doom metal monsters Year Of No Light, to release a three-track split record, which sold out in a blink of an eye.

The release of their Be My Guide EP in 2013 opened the path for an extensive tour across Europe, then across the Atlantic for gigs in Latin America. This is where the band recorded their new album, due out this spring on Listenable Records. A limited edition 7″ EP containing exclusive material will be released in March, more details coming shortly.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on MARS RED SKY:

www.facebook.com/marsredskyband

twitter.com/marsredsky1

marsredsky.bandcamp.com

marsredsky.bigcartel.com

www.youtube.com/user/marsredsky

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www.listenable.net

www.listenable.netshop.listenable.net

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LONG LIVE MARS RED SKY.

Stone.

PENTAGRAM – 2014 Tour Dates And Info

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on January 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The beyond legendary Bobby Liebling and his band PENTAGRAM are hitting the road in February and March! Plus PENTAGRAM are headlining the Psycho De Mayo Festival in Santa Ana, California, on May 11th! Metal be thy name!

PENTAGRAM February / March 2014 – Tour Dates and Ticket Links:
https://www.facebook.com/pentagramusa/app_123966167614127

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* For more info on PENTAGRAM:

Facebook: Pentagram (official)

Store: http://www.emeticrecords.com/SearchResul…

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LONG LIVE PENTAGRAM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DESCEND INTO DESPAIR – Romanian Funeral Doom Collective To Release New Long Player Via Domestic Genocide: New Hymn Now Playing

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

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Romanian funeral doom collective, DESCEND INTO DESPAIR, is pleased to join the eccentric Domestic Genocide roster for the release of their forthcoming full-length, The Bearer Of All Storms. Melodic yet fragmented and led by the anguished growls of Denis Ungurean, the record is a primitive, thoroughly cheerless voyage through the various sounds and shades of suffering and despair, their grim, disconcerting hymns of negativity proving both elegant and suffocating.

Sink into the sorrow of teaser track “Mirrors Of Flesh” below:

The Bearer Of All Storms Track Listing:

1. Portrait of Rust

2. Mirrors of Flesh

3. Pendulum of Doubt

4. Triangle of Lies

5. The Horrific Pale Awakening

6. Plânge glia de dorul meu

7. Embrace of Earth

Forged in 2010 in the dismal town of Radauti, Romania, DESCEND INTO DESPAIR aims to consume its listeners with a pervading sense of melancholy, their lyrical themes teetering somewhere between hope for a better tomorrow and imminent societal collapse, the downward spiral of mankind playing the most prominent role in their source of forlorn inspiration. Over the course of four years and varying lineups, the band – now featuring Alex Cozaciuc (lead guitars, programming, drums, keyboards), Denis Ungurean (vocals, ex-Donkerland), Iulia Bulancea (bass), Orza Radu (drums), Cosmin Farcău (rhythm guitars) and Florentin Popa (keyboards) – has released one demo, one EP and the “Hierophant Of The Night” single written in memory of Lifelover’s Jonas Bergqvist, each offering proving more traumatic than the next both in sound and spirit.

The Bearer Of All Storms will be released via Domestic Genocide Records on January 28, 2014. Order your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on DESCEND INTO DESPAIR:

http://www.facebook.com/descendintodespairband

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http://www.domesticgenociderecords.com

http://www.facebook.com/domestic.genocide.records

http://domesticgenocide.bandcamp.co

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LONG LIVE DESCEND INTO DESPAIR.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

Shadow Kingdom Records Releases Rare RUN AFTER TO Recordings

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Shadow Kingdom Records has unearthed and released a collection of obscure and virtually unknown ’80s Italian Doom Metal from RUN AFTER TO.

A split release entitled Run After To/Gjinn and Djinn that includes the band’s lone 1988 self-titled EP and the 1985 Gjinn and Djinn demo is now available worldwide on digital and CD formats. The songs have been remastered and the CD package contains some amazing band photos and a complete biography.

With the strange name came some strange songs as well. These old dusty recordings are literally impossible to find except for a low quality upload on YouTube. Fans of old 80′s Doom Metal like PAUL CHAIN VIOLET THEATRE, BLACK HOLE, and DEATH SS will absolutely love this package. Those not as familiar with Italian Doom Metal will have their interest piqued by comparisons to the likes of BLACK SABBATH, SAINT VITUS, CANDLEMASS and TROUBLE. RUN AFTER TO is one of those bands who has gone criminally unnoticed thanks to a career cut too short.

Stream the album in full and purchase at: shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com.

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CRITICAL PRAISE:

“”If you are a fan of Trouble or Pentagram this little gem is for you.” 9/10  - This is not a Scene

“This is Proto Doom at its best containing the melodic edge of NWOBHM, whilst still dishing out punishingly heavy riffs.”  – Temple of Perdition 

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Website: http://shadowkingdomrecords.com

(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF RUN AFTER TO.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

DRAWERS Debuts “Shadow Dancer” With New Noise Magazine

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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New Noise Magazine has posted the exclusive world premiere of Shadow Dancer, the first single off of the upcoming self-titled album from French Stoner/Doom Metal outfit DRAWERS. Due out February 11 on Kaotoxin Records, Drawers was recorded live to tape in the studio and delivers plenty of intense, heavy and catchy grooves.

Check out “Shadow Dancer” at this location.

Drawers will be available for pre-order on January 14. Stay tuned for more details.

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Stone Says: Y’all gotta check out Shadow Dancer from Drawers! This song is an absolute and righteous Metal ass kicking that I very much deserved. Metal be thy name.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on DRAWERS:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/drawerskvlt

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Web: www.kaotoxin.com

Listen: listen.kaotoxin.com
 
Like: facebook.com/kaotoxinrecords

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LONG LIVE DRAWERS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

VESTAL CLARET – Signs With Cruz Del Sur Music

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Cruz Del Sur Music is proud to announce another prestigious addition to its roster, occult metal unit VESTAL CLARET!

One of the most mysterious and intriguing bands to appear from the American underground in the last few years, VESTAL CLARET is the creation of Simon Tuozzoli and  Phil Swanson (SEAMOUNT / HOUR OF 13 fame), and play a killer mixture of Doom and  Heavy Metal riffage with a definite penchant for the morbid and sick atmospheres. Are you ready for the ritual to begin? You better go sharpen your krises!

The band’s first release with Cruz Del Sur Music, The Cult of the Vestal Claret, is the follow-up to their 2011 debut, Bloodbath and will see the light of day in April 2014. The album will be available on CD, digital and vinyl formats.

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* VESTAL CLARET are from Hamden, Connecticut.

(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on VESTAL CLARET:

Facebook: Vestal Claret

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Website: www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

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LONG LIVE VESTAL CLARET.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Transubstans Records, Kozmik Artifactz, Ozium Records And More Join The Heavy Ripples Revolution

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Ripple Music Unveils Heavy Ripples Distribution – Psych, Stoner, Doom and More.

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Ripple Music is proud to announce that heavy rocking labels Transubstans Records, Kozmik Artifactz, Buried by Time and Dust, Lay Bare Recordings and Ozium Records have joined forces with Heavy Ripples to create a revolution in Heavy Rock Distribution.

And a revolution it is!  Muscling the same D.I.Y. ethic and unbridled passion that has fueled the renaissance in heavy rock currently bubbling up from the underground, industry leading record label, Ripple Music, has created the world’s first, not-for-profit Record Distribution Service.  And the world is taking notice.

By eliminating all middle-man distribution fees (except the bare minimum to cover paypal and store costs) Heavy Ripples has created THE true Distribution service for the underground.  A service that exists not to profit off the artists backs, but to get their music out there.

A true revolution.

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In just a few short months, Heavy Ripples Distro (heavyripples.bigcartel.com) has become one of the “go to” sources to find LP’s, CD’s, 7″‘s, Tee’s, Magazines, and more from some of the most esteemed bands in the heavy underground.

Noting that the burgeoning underworld of stoner, doom, and heavy rock bands were under-served by the current distribution system, Racer and Pope, the head honchos of the hard-rocking Label, Ripple Music, decided that something had to be done. So, they put together a Distro benefiting  from their years of experience with Ripple Music. And Heavy Ripples Distro was born.

Heavy Ripples Distro is also the exclusive North American Distributor of Vincerebus Eruptum, the world’s leading magazine of the heavy psych rock scene. Find out more about the ‘zine at: www.vincebuseruptum.it.

Check out Heavy Ripples Distro, the web’s leading site for the sounds of the true heavy rock underground - www.heavyripples.bigcartel.com.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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LONG LIVE HEAVY RIPPLES.

LONG LIVE UNDERGROUND METAL.

Stone.

FUNERAL CIRCLE – Release Self-titled Album On Shadow Kingdom Records

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Canadian Epic Doomsters FUNERAL CIRCLE have released their self-titled debut on Shadow Kingdom Records. Hailing from the icy mountains of Canada, FUNERAL CIRCLE is one of the most promising young bands to enter the realms of Doom Metal in recent memory. Selections from the album are playing at this location.

Order Funeral Circle at: store.shadowkingdomrecords.com

Critical Praise:

“Heavy. Eerie. Epic. Melodic.” - Temple of Perdition

“These are a collection of tracks destined to be played in huge halls. This wall of noise is massive, which leads me to the following question: Why hasn’t everyone heard of Funeral Circle already? This is unacceptable. You need to know. - MetalMouth.net

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Adrian M. – Vocals
M “Pilgrim” B. – Guitars
M.K. – Bass
S. M. – Guitars
P. F. – Drums

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on FUNERAL CIRCLE:

Facebook: Funeral Circle

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Facebook: Shadow Kingdom Records

http://shadowkingdomrecords.com

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LONG LIVE FUNERAL CIRCLE.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

COKEGOAT – Chicago Death/Doom Deviants To Scathe The Ears Of The Living, With Debut Full-Length “Vessel”

Posted in Death Metal, doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Chicago Death/Doom deviants, COKEGOAT, are pleased to spew forth their debut full-length, Vessel. Recorded at Bricktop Recording on their home turf, the album was engineered by Andy Nelson of Weekend Nachos, mastered by renowned sound serpent Carl Saff (Unsane, Red Fang, Earthless et al) and offers up eight tracks of violent, face-raping Death/Doom centered around life, death, the earth, the moon and beyond.

Comprised of three guitarists, three voices, synths, bass and drums, COKEGOAT crafts a straightforward yet intricate brand of heavy. Think Electric Wizard meets Mastodon, or Black Sabbath circa ’73 – ’76.

Vessel - Track Listing:

1. Fear the Followers

2. Buried in the City

3. Dogs

4. End of Your Life, Pt. 1

5. End of Your Life, Pt. 2

6. Fly by Night, Pt. 2

7. Fly by Daylight

8. Glorious Dead

Personnel:

Jeff Wojtysiak – Guitar/Vocals

Ed Nudd – Guitar/Vocals

Chase Bentley – Guitar

Tim Baldwin – Bass

Rebekah Brown – Keys/Vocals

Jordan Schultz – Drums

Vessel was released on November 8, 2013 via Economy Of Motion Records and comes available on 180-gram LP and digital download. Further info, including live rituals, to be announced in the coming weeks.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on COKEGOAT:

Facebook: Cokegoat

Bandcamp: http://cokegoat.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE COKEGOAT.

LONG LIVE CHICAGO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

SAMOTHRACE – Announces More Tour Dates Through The End Of The Month

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As their currently ongoing West Coast tour with winds down, Seattle Doom Metal outfit, SAMOTHRACE, confirms their ongoing forage across the continent through the rest of November.

The current tour, booked across the West Coast with SAMOTHRACE co-headlining each show alongside SubRosa, was altered this week when SubRosa was robbed of their gear, forcing them to bow-out early. As SAMOTHRACE finishes out the tour solo, they’ll continue to tear into the Southern and Midwestern end of the country, with three more weeks of shows set to begin this Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, then snaking through Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Utah and Idaho on the way back home.

SAMOTHRACE Ongoing Tour Dates:

11/08/2013 The Complex – Glendale, CA

11/09/2013 The District Tavern – Tucson, AZ

11/11/2013 The Ten Eleven – San Antonio, TX

11/12/2013 Rubber Gloves – Denton, TX

11/13/2013 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK

11/14/2013 Bar Bar – Denver, CO

11/15/2013 Triple Nickel Tavern – Colorado Springs, CO

11/16/2013 Frank’s North Star Tavern – Lawrence, KS

11/17/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO

11/18/2013 The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN

11/19/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

11/20/2013 Roger’s Sports Pub – Chesapeake, VA

11/21/2013 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC

11/22/2013 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC

11/23/2013 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL

11/24/2013 The Bakery – New Orleans, LA

11/25/2013 house show – Baton Rouge, LA w/ Thou, Barghest

11/26/2013 Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX

11/27/2013 Soundpony – Tulsa, OK

11/29/2013 The Shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT

11/30/2013 The Shredder – Boise, ID

Samothrace - Reverence To Stone - cover promo!

The acclaimed Reverence To Stone was released in July of 2012 via 20 Buck Spin, the label responsible for unveiling the band to the masses on the masterful 2008 debut SAMOTHRACE album, Life’s Trade. Through two lumbering, expansive tracks, the band explores more cavernous realms of thunderous tone hand-in-hand with even more beautiful and organic elements than ever on Reverence To Stone, all culminating in an incredibly real-sounding, psychedelic doom metal that continues to prove SAMOTHRACE as one of the top bands of the genre.

Since the LP’s triumphant release, the band has trekked across the US regionally several times and also ventured across all of Europe on their debut tour of the continent, and as they continue to book more dates this Autumn, continue their most intense touring cycle in the band’s entire lineage.

Listen to all of Reverence To Stone RIGHT HERE.

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SAMOTHRACE:

Bryan Spinks
Dylan Desmond
Renata Castagna
Joe Axler

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To read the Metal Odyssey album review for Reverence To Stone, click on the link below!

SAMOTHRACE “Reverence To Stone” – 2 Songs Of Epic Doom Metal; Unleashes A Massive Atmosphere Of Doom

The above link is for an original post featured on Metal Odyssey, on September 4, 2012.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On SAMOTHRACE:

Facebook: Samothrace

www.samothrace.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE SAMOTHRACE.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

EASTERN SPELL “Entraced” – Southern Maine’s Underground DOOM METAL Troupe’s New Single Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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EASTERN SPELLUnderground Doom Metal has raised its calamitous head in Southern Maine. An underground Doom Metal sound that when played at maximum volume, the vibrations are equated to a one ton sledgehammer, as it’s being struck down upon a bolstered granite ledge; crippling and destroying all other sounds around it for miles. EASTERN SPELL is this underground Doom Metal troupe that makes such sonic Sludge enormity, as they, along with their new single, Entraced, are:

Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

At 11:10 long, Entraced is a Doom Metal epic, one that is capable of registering an impressive reading on the Richter magnitude scale. Seriously, no shit. This Doomed offering from EASTERN SPELL is an apocalyptic death march to a bottomless pit of hellfire; an evil hole of death that echoes the tormented souls of bubble-gum Pop fans, the sorry ones who’ve been eliminated from existence.

Listen And Watch For Yourself, Below, An Exercise In Underground Doom Metal Dominance! Metal Be Thy Name.

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EASTERN SPELL:

Dan Rich – Guitar

Angus McFarland – Guitar

Eric Rancourt – Drums

Dennis Lausier – Bass

Chris Corrado  -Vocals

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 This new single, Entraced, along with its video, are to prepare YOU and the world, for their record coming out late Winter!

* For More Info On EASTERN SPELL:

Facebook: Eastern Spell

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LONG LIVE EASTERN SPELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

WEED IS WEED – Featuring Legendary Alumni From Pentagram, Earthride & Spirit Caravan – Sign To Ripple Music

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Top-tier Stoner/Doom Metal band WEED IS WEED has signed a world-wide deal with Ripple Music for the release of their full-length album, Blunt Force Trauma.

Years of seismic rumbling have led way to the tectonic formation that is WEED IS WEED. Two legendary masters of Maryland Doom, Dave “Sherm” Sherman and Gary Isom, come with a stoner/doom metal pedigree second to none. Sherm and Gary have been the creative catalysts in such genre defining bands as Pentagram, Earthride, and Spirit Caravan, and now they’re set to launch their newest, blazing heavy rock venture.

Having assembled their most blazing line-up ever, this group of musicians have crafted the perfect sound track for red-eyed blazers the world over - Blunt Force Trauma. Blitzed out, stoned heaviness is the order as this collection of tales of reefer madness and alligator fights is slated to be released early 2014 by the ever impressive Ripple Music.

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That’s right folks… People are about to take notice.

Sherm is completely shredding the vocals, undoubtedly turning in his best performance to date, as he is more than ably backed by the rip and tear of the triple (3!) guitar attack courtesy of Gary on slide & lead guitar teamed up with Jason Fisher and Rob Portillo’s riffing and rolling. Match that with the full on rhythmic assault of Darren Waters on bass, and the single moniker’d Cougin on drums, and this band is ready to pummel the unsuspecting ear drums of those about to burn!

With the ink just dry on their contract with Ripple Music, it is being announced that WEED IS WEED has also signed on with 313 INC Artist Management to help further their reach and plan their underground takeover.

Watch for some pre-release touring to be announced soon.

It’s no doubt that the riffs are gonna be huge, the vocals are gonna be gritty and the low-end will rumble that PBR floating in your stomach. Weed Is Weed is taking over… and it’s going to be a smoky green revolution.

Check out some sneak peeks of the upcoming release, Blunt Force Trauma (Ripple Music) now at www.reverbnation.com/WeedIsWeed.

WEED IS WEED Live:

11/02 @ Iallos – Knoxville, MD

11/08 @ Strange Matter – Richmond, VA - Stoner Hands of Doom Fest

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For More Info On WEED IS WEED:

Facebook: WeedisWeed

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RIPPLE MUSIC Website: http://www.ripple-music.com

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LONG LIVE WEED IS WEED.

LONG LIVE RIPPLE MUSIC.

Stone.

PRIMITIVE MAN – Autumn Live Assaults Announced – Downfall 2013 Tour

Posted in concerts, doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Denver’s favorite Blackened Doom derelicts, PRIMITIVE MAN, will wage war upon the ears of the innocent this autumn with a short run of live assaults. Set to begin October 13th in Kansas City, the band will spread their negativity eastward through nine cities including an appearance at Invisible Oranges’ CMJ showcase at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar.

Comments the band: “We can’t wait for this tour! We are playing with some amazing bands and hanging out with some old friends this time around. See you in the cut.”

Featuring current and former members of Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher, PRIMITIVE MAN will be touring in support of their critically adored Scorn full-length. A physically and psychologically eviscerating sound excursion, Scorn was recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt, etc.) and boasts seven hymns of hate, anguish and rampant planetary discontent.

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The record was initially unleashed earlier this year via a collaboration between Throatruiner and Mordgrimm Records before being reissued by Relapse late last month and continues to reap media hails both nationally and abroad for a “totally malignant sounding record … that will consume you whole if you’re not careful” (Cvlt Nation).

Scorn is currently available via Relapse Records on CD, LP and digitally. Order your copy HERE.

PRIMITIVE MAN Autumn Live Actions:

10/13/2013 The Sandbox – Kansas City, MO

10/14/2013 The Vault – Madison, WI

10/15/2013 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA

10/16/2013 The Millcreek – Philadelphia, PA

10/17/2013 CMJ Invisible Oranges Showcase @ Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

10/18/2013 The Depot – York, PA

10/19/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

10/20/2013 Haymarket Whiskey Bar – Louisville, KY

10/21/2013St. Fubar – St. Louis, MO

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Critical Praise:

“No album so far this year has been as depressingly crushing as Scorn, and it’ll take something really empty and dank to match what PRIMITIVE MAN has done on this album.” – Metal Underground

PRIMITIVE MAN delivers the kind of doom metal reminiscent of a vast, apocalyptic wasteland where the only inhabitants left are too busy committing acts of lethal brutality against one another to care about things as trivial as beauty or art.” – Metal Insider

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Wanna read the Metal Odyssey album review for Scorn? Then click that kick-ass link below! Whoa!

PRIMITIVE MAN “SCORN” – A Scathing, Blackened Doom Journey To The Outer Cliffs Of Hell

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on June 18, 2013.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On PRIMITIVE MAN:

Order Scorn Here: www.relapse.com/primitiveman

http://primitivemandoom.bandcamp.com

Facebook: PRIMITIVE MAN

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RELAPSE RECORDS:

Official Site: www.relapse.com

Online Store: www.relapse.com/store

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LONG LIVE PRIMITIVE MAN.

Stone.

KATATONIA ‘Sounds of Decay’ EP (Vinyl preorder) Available Now!

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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On vinyl for the first time, Katatonia’s classic 1997 EP Sounds of Decay was recorded at Stockhom’s Sunlight Studios and featured Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt on vocals.

Sounds of Decay was seen as a perfect companion piece to the band’s sublime 1996 breakthrough album, Brave Murder Day (a masterpiece of hypnotic, melodic Doom Metal melancholy).

The EP is presented on 10″ 100gm vinyl, includes the bonus track Untrue, and new liner notes from guitarist/founder member Anders Nystrom.

Pre-order for 7th October release. Pre-order here: http://bit.ly/14ZZyaM

Side A:

1. Nowhere

2. At Last

Side B:

1. Inside The Fall

2. Untrue

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* For More Info On KATATONIA:

http://www.katatonia.com

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PEACEVILLE RECORDS:

http://www.peaceville.com

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LONG LIVE KATATONIA.

LONG LIVE PEACEVILLE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ARGUS – “Beyond the Martyrs” Coming This October on Cruz Del Sur Music

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Cruz Del Sur Music will release Beyond the Martyrs, from US Doom Metal outfit ARGUS, on October 1st in North America, with an October 7th release in the UK.

Beyond the Martyrs starts where their 2011′s release Boldly Stride the Doomed had left us…at the Ruins of Ouroboros. In between these two releases ARGUS has tested its strength and valor in several live shows both in their homeland and in Europe, receiving high praises from fans and from the record industry. Although a sense of impending fate marks again their compositions, the characteristic Doom Metal elements which were a distinguished trademark of ARGUS’ past releases have now given way to what is primarily to a genuine Heavy Metal approach, its nature rooted in the most classic environment of Heavy Metal tradition.

ARGUS’ third album is sure to force Metal Heads everywhere to raise horn-crested fists to the sky. Beyond the Martyrs contains the hallmarks of their previous works – twin guitars, soaring vocals, and a driving rhythm section; it is heavy, melodic, epic, and brooding all at once. After their successful shows at festivals such as Hammer of Doom in 2011 and Dublin Doom Days in 2012, the band will hit again the European soil with a proper tour in October 2013 in order to promote Beyond the Martyrs.

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Beyond The Martyrs – Track Listing:

1. By Endurance We Conquer

2. No Peace Beyond The Line

3. The Hands of Time Are Bleeding

4. Trinity

5. Four Candles Burning

6. The Coward’s Path

7. Cast Out All Raging Spirits

8. Beyond The Martyrs

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ARGUS:

Butch Balich – vocals

Jason Mucio – guitar

Erik Johnson – guitar

Andy Ramage – bass

Kevin Latchaw – drums

ABOUT ARGUS:

Pennsylvania’s ARGUS stormed onto the underground Metal scene with their twin guitar-driven, doom-tinged, working class Metal sound. Releasing a self-recorded demo in early 2007 on John Brenner’s (Revelation/Against Nature) DIY label, Bland Hand Records, the band was roundly welcomed by the Metal community at home as well as abroad and established its foundation amongst friends/fans within the scene. With this initial momentum, the band created a buzz that was only solidified by their punishing live performances.

Their self-titled debut album was released in May of 2009, receiving much critical praise. Following, was the 2011 release of the epic album Boldly Stride The Doomed, which also marks a switch to the record label, Cruz Del Sur. The band has continued to gain notoriety, traveling abroad and around the U.S. The release of their third full-length album, Beyond The Martyrs, is staged for release in October 2013.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For More Info On ARGUS:

Facebook: Argus

http://www.argusmetal.com

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Cruz Del Sur Music: 

http://www.cruzdelsurmusic.com/

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LONG LIVE ARGUS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DIESTO “For Water Or Blood” – One HEAVY Album For Your 2013 NEED List!

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , on August 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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4.5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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DIESTO – Portland, Oregon is home to DIESTO; a band that’s incredibly heavy, from every musical angle, note and lyric. Every instrument played in this band is played heavy as freaking hell. Stoner, Doom and even CLUTCH fans who’ve not heard DIESTO (yet) will revel in this band’s sound. Aw, hell, any Metal fan will have something to marvel at with DIESTO; this band is that good. DIESTO = Riff Fest.

DIESTO will be seeing their fifth album, For Water Or Blood, release on August 27th, via (the mighty) Eolian Empire. This new DIESTO album is without any Metal doubt in my Metal mind, one you have to put on your need list. I want to feature the very best on Metal Odyssey and give my fellow Metal brethren choices that are (to me) legit and badass. DIESTO fits that Metal criteria very well.

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Photo Credit: James Rexroad

DIESTO:

Mark Bassett – Guitar & Vocals
Chris Dunn – Guitar & Vocals
Devon Christian Shirley – Drums
Rusty Powers – Bass

DIESTO pronounces the old school Doom in their songs (think early Black Sabbath) and makes it all sound so rich and powerful! Don’t be fooled that there is (only) 7 songs on For Water Or Blood, these songs are not quickies. This is an album for the backwoods bonfires, with kegs tapped and beer flowing abundantly, below a smoke-filled night sky. This is an album for the big cities too, DIESTO is a band you want your elitist neighbors to hear you playing LOUD so they don’t think of messing with you.

DIESTO are outstanding Metal musicians in my Metal world; listening to these dudes hammer away on this album is a great way to escape from the shit going on in the world right now. The sandpapered and Herculean vocals of (guitarist) Chris Dunn are simply awesome. For Water Or Blood was just the Metal remedy I needed this past week, to keep my Metal veins pumping and my Metal soul burning bright. Metal be thy name.

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FOR WATER OR BLOOD – Track Listing:

Trail To The Sun

Edge Of The World

The Road

Sirens

Adrift At Sea

Dirty River

Arrows

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* For More Info On DIESTO:

Facebook: Diesto

http://diesto.bandcamp.com/

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EOLIAN EMPIRE:

Facebook: EOLIAN EMPIRE

http://eolianempire.com

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LONG LIVE DIESTO.

Stone.

PENTAGRAM – Confirms Select U.S. Shows In July And August

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Doom legends, PENTAGRAM, have announced shows in the US later this month. These shows will follow the band’s previously announced festival dates in Europe throughout July. The complete list of dates including the US shows are listed below, as well at facebook.com/pentagramusa.

In other news, premium subscription channel SHOWTIME just picked up the documentary “Last Days Here” from influential Doom legends PENTAGRAM–showings can be found here:

http://www.sho.com/sho/reality-docs/titles/142198/last-days-here#/index

PENTAGRAM’s most recent album, Last Rites, was released via Metal Blade Records on April 14, 2011 and their first ever official DVD (also out on Metal Blade), When the Screams Come, on August 30, 2011. Both releases were met by rave reviews from fans and critics alike and saw the band playing sets at infamous SXSW festival in Austin, Texas as well as tours across the US and dates in Europe.

Recently, after months of searching and reviewing literally hundreds of applicants from around the world, PENTAGRAM announced the addition of their new guitarist Matt Goldborough. His debut with the “Ram Family,” rounded out by Bobby Liebling on vocals, Greg Turley on bass guitar and Sean Saley on drums, was on April 16th, 2013 at the sold out show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY. If that gig wasn’t special enough, the band performed songs not heard live in over 40 years! Inspired by a demand from the fans, Liebling and company pulled out rare gems, including Be Forewarned. This track and more can be viewed now at:

http://www.metalinjection.net/video/pentagram-live-at-saint-vitus-bar-apr-16th-2013

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PENTAGRAM – Live Dates:

07/19/2013 Glazart – Paris, FR

07/20/2013 Days Of Ceremony 2013 – Warsaw, Poland

07/22/2013 Metaldays, 2013 – Tolmin, Slovenia

07/27/2013 Farmageddon Fest – Clinton, MT

08/02/2013 Emo’s – Austin, TX

08/03/2013 Empire – Springfield, VA

08/04/2013 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA

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“No one has done doom better, for longer, than Bobby Liebling.” — SPIN Magazine

“An unsung American counterpart to Black Sabbath” — San Francisco Weekly

“Bobby Liebling’s vocals proved to be haunting yet comforting at the same time. The man has lost a lot to demons that kept him from achieving rock stardom decades ago, but his voice remains as powerful as it was then.” — LA Weekly

* For more info on PENTAGRAM:

http://www.facebook.com/pentagramusa

http://www.metalblade.com/pentagram

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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LONG LIVE PENTAGRAM.

Stone.

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