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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.

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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

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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.

BRIMSTONE COVEN: Retro Rock/Doom Metal Sorcerers To Release Debut Via Metal Blade Records; Preview Track Posted

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Brimstone Coven - promo cover pic - 2014

Retro Rock/Doom Metal sorcerers, BRIMSTONE COVEN, will unleash the psychedelic rumblings of their self-titled full-length and inaugural release for Metal Blade Records.

Formed in Wheeling, West Virginia in 2011, BRIMSTONE COVEN churns a cogent blend of dark, smoky cult rock that echoes the eerie reverberations of hard rock icons such as Black Sabbath and Pentagram, mixed with the classic rock craftings of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, all the while preserving a vintage rock sound mixed with a style all their own. The outfit’s Metal Blade debut boasts seventeen mind-altering tracks of occult conjurings – a combo of their self-released full-length and EP — complete with new mastering and the vintage art renderings of Creighton Hill.

Described The Sludgelord of BRIMSTONE COVEN: “Coming across as Zeppelin meets ’70s Black Sabbath (the best kind), BRIMSTONE COVEN certainly have that vintage sound in spades, guitars are crisp, bass feels warm and drums played adeptly, with a looseness that only Messieurs Moon, Ward and Mitchell… are known for. Great stuff and what a voice; ‘Big John’ is quite the frontman with an endearing and rich tone… Killer.”

Brimstone Coven will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on August 5th, 2014. In the meantime, zone out to the witchy, jam-wrangled goodness of fifth cut, “The Grave” at THIS LOCATION.

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Brimstone Coven – Track Listing:

01. Cosmic Communion

02. Behold, the Anunnaki

03. The Black Door

04. Blood On The Wall

05. The Grave

06. Lord & Master

07. Vying

08. The Seance

09. Hades Hymn

10. The Folly of Faust

11. Intro (Bonus Track)

12. We Are Forever (Bonus Track)

13. The Ancients (Bonus Track)

14. Son of the Morning (Bonus Track)

15. LoSt in the oDyssey (Bonus Track)

16. Children of the Sun (Bonus Track)

17. Outro (Bonus Track)

BRIMSTONE COVEN:

“Big John” Williams – Vocals


Corey Roth – Guitar

Andrew D’Cagna – Bass

Justin Wood – Drums

Brimstone Coven - promo cover pic - 2014

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on BRIMSTONE COVEN:

http://www.facebook.com/brimstonecoven

http://www.metalblade.com/brimstonecoven

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LONG LIVE BRIMSTONE COVEN.

LONG LIVE WEST VIRGINIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

WICKED INQUISITION – TOUR DATES

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Minnesota merchants of doom Wicked Inquisition are pleased to announce dates for their upcoming Midwest US tour. Beginning on July 18th in La Crosse WI, the tour will last a little over one week.

The band’s vocalist/guitarist Nate Towle had the following to say: “We are really excited to be getting on the road for the first time! We have become tight as a band, and it will be good to show people our material in a live setting.”

In further Wicked Inquisition news, the band will be releasing a digipack CD version of their EP “Silence Thereafter” on Tridroid Records. The CD is currently available for pre-order here and orders will ship starting on July 5th 2014. The EP is also available currently as a cassette and digital download. Both the CD and cassette are available direct from Tridroid Records at this location:

http://tridroid.bandcamp.com/album/silence-thereafter

Wicked Inquisition - July 2014 - tour promo flyer

WICKED INQUISITION MIDWEST TOUR DATES 2014

7/18/2014 JB’s Speakeasy-La Crosse WI

7/19/2014 End Zone- Aurora IL

7/20/2014 5th Quarter-Indianapolis IN

7/21/2014 Melt-St.- Louis MO

7/22/2014 Riot Room-Kansas City MO

7/23/2014 The Hideout- Omaha NE

7/24/2014 Underground Rock Shop-Des Moines IA

7/25/2014 What’s Up Lounge-Mankato MN

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* For more info:

Wicked Inquisition Facebook

Wicked Inquisition Twitter

Wicked Inquisition Bandcamp

 TRIDROID RECORDS:

Tridroid Records Bandcamp

 Source:

Dewar PR Twitter

Dewar PR Blog

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LONG LIVE WICKED INQUISITION.

LONG LIVE TRIDROID RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ORANGE GOBLIN To Join Forces With Doom Metal Icons SAINT VITUS On UK, Ireland And European Tour; October And November 2014

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on May 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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ORANGE GOBLIN will join forces for a massive co-headline tour this October and November with none other than the legendary Kings of Doom Metal, SAINT VITUS, who are celebrating their 35th Anniversary on this tour and performing their classic album ‘Born Too Late’ in it’s entirety. Orange Goblin will be promoting their 8th (as yet untitled) studio album, due for release via Candlelight Records in the Autumn. This is all doom metal and stoner rock fans dreams come true as these titans of the scene join forces for the first time.

OG vocalist Ben Ward had this to say, “We are extremely excited to be going on tour with our good friends and long-time heroes Saint Vitus. Vitus are one of the bands that inspired us to form Orange Goblin all those years ago and to be able to promote our new album and celebrate their 35th anniversary at the same time just blows my mind. This tour is going to be awesome. DOOM!!!!”

Tickets go on sale on the 7th of May 2014.

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The full list of tour dates are as follows:

October

Thu 9th – Le Grillen, Colmar, FRANCE

Fri 10th – CCM John Lennon, Limoges, FRANCE

Sat 11th – Day of Doom Fest, Barcelona, SPAIN

Sun 12th – Shoko, Madrid, SPAIN

Mon 13th – RCA Club, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Wed 15th – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, SPAIN

Thu 16th – Le Krakatoa, Bordeaux, FRANCE

Fri 17th – L’Usine, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

Sat 18th – Bloom Club, Mezzago, ITALY

Sun 19th – Traffic Live, Rome, ITALY

Mon 20th – Locomotiv Club, Bologna, ITALY

Tue 21st – Salzhaus, Winterthur, SWITZERLAND

Wed 22nd – Backstage Halle, Munich, GERMANY

Thu 23rd – Garage, Saarbrucken, GERMANY

Fri 24th – Le Fleche D’Or, Paris, FRANCE

Sat 25th – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, FRANCE

Sun 26th – Biebob, Vosselaar, BELGIUM

Tue 28th – The Fleece, Bristol, ENGLAND

Wed 29th – Heaven, London, ENGLAND

Thu 30th – Button Factory, Dublin, REP. OF IRELAND

Fri 31st – Limelight 2, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND

November

Sat 1st – Damnation Fest, Leeds, ENGLAND (SV only)

Sun 2nd – Dutch Doom Days Fest – Rotterdam, HOLLAND

Mon 3rd – Luxor, Koln, GERMANY

Tue 4th – Beatpol, Dresden, GERMANY

Wed 5th – Fabryka, Krakow, POLAND

Thu 6th – SO36, Berlin, GERMANY

Fri 7th – Babel, Malmo, SWEDEN

Sat 8th – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, SWEDEN

Sun 9th – Parkteatret, Oslo, NORWAY

Tue 11th – Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, SWEDEN

Wed 12th – Venue TBC, Hamburg, GERMANY

Thu 13th – Rosenhof, Osnabrueck, GERMANY

Fri 14th – F-Haus, Jena, GERMANY

Sat 15th – Venue TBC, Wurzburg, GERMANY

(The UK and Ireland dates are co-headline (except Leeds which is SV only), the EU dates are SAINT VITUS headlining with OG as very special guests)

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(Source: Orange Goblin Facebook)

* For more info on ORANGE GOBLIN & SAINT VITUS:

Facebook: Orange Goblin

Facebook: Saint Vitus

Website: http://saintvitusband.com

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LONG LIVE SAINT VITUS.

LONG LIVE ORANGE GOBLIN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MOUNT SALEM – Chicago Psychedelic Doom Conjurors Announce Headlining Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Chicago Psychedelic Doom Rock conjurors and recent Metal Blade signees, MOUNT SALEM, will embark on a full headlining tour this May! The trek will pillage its way through select cities between Chicago and Los Angeles, and includes one-off shows in New Mexico and Arizona opening up for doom legends, Saint Vitus! MOUNT SALEM will be touring in support of their Endless EP.

Mega blog, Loudwire.com, recently featured an interview with vocalist/organist Emily Kopplin as part of their “Vital Vinyl” column. The column highlights Endless’ striking cover art, the band’s proclivity for vinyl, and more. Check out the entire interview and photos at THIS LOCATION.

MOUNT SALEM

5/01/2014 Township – Chicago, IL

5/02/2014 Dragonfly Lounge – Madison, WI

5/03/2014 JB’s Speakeasy – La Crosse, WI

5/04/2014 Chesterfield – Sioux City, IA

5/05/2014 The Bourbon – Lincoln, NE

5/06/2014 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO w/ Speedwolf

5/08/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Saint Vitus, Sons Of Huns

5/09/2014 Club Red – Tempe, AZ w/ Saint Vitus, Sons Of Huns

5/10/2014 TBA – Los Angeles, CA

5/11/2014 The Makeout Room – San Francisco, CA

5/12/2014 Witch Room – Sacramento, CA

5/13/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR

5/15/2014 The Shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT

5/16/2014 Future Shock – Frisco, CO

5/17/2014 Kung Fu Tap And Taco – Des Moines, IA

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MOUNT SALEM is a four-piece psychedelic rock/doom metal band. They started writing music together in the summer of 2012 and released their first debut EP, Endless, in the Spring of 2013. Taking influence from the likes of Black Sabbath and Pentagram, MOUNT SALEM play loud, heavy rock ‘n’ roll using all vintage gear. Throwing their own twist of dark, mysterious doom into their summonings, MOUNT SALEM systematically pull listeners into their sinister realm of sound; their lyrical imagery serving as a ride all its own. Metal Blade Records signed the band in the Summer of 2013 and recently released an extended version of Endless containing two additional, brand-new tracks.

Critical Praise:

“Whether you’re a fan of psychedelic rock, stoner rock or doom metal, there’s a little something for everybody on Mount Salem’s ‘Endless.'” – Loudwire

“Debut album, Endless, is an absolute monolith of a record that combines the sludgy, droning guitars of Iommi’s finest vintage with Emily’s shimmering vocals and epic Jon Lord-style organ rushes. It’s retro, yes, but it also sounds too exciting to be dismissed as simply revisionism.” – Metal Hammer

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on MOUNT SALEM:

http://www.facebook.com/mountsalem

http://www.mountsalem.bandcamp.com

http://www.instagram.com/mountsalem

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LONG LIVE MOUNT SALEM.

LONG LIVE CHICAGO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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.

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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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

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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.

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