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BLASTFEST – Adds Seven More Bands To The Lineup!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Blastfest - Bergen - Norway - Feb 2015 - promo festival flyer

Norway’s Blastfest has just unveiled another seven great reasons why you need to book the 19th – 21st of February 2015 off work. Today the festival organisers announce the addition of seven more bands to the billing including Finnish Folk Metal upstarts Finntroll, Melodic Black Metal sextet Moonsorrow and Ireland’s men of myth Primordial.

The Bergen festival is only in its second year and after having already announced acts such as At The Gates, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx amongst others and with more yet to come, it’s fair to say that Blastfest is already offering one of the finest Extreme Metal line-ups of 2015.

FINNTROLL

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In their spare time we at Blastfest like to pursue our native Norwegian interest of troll hunting. This led us deep into the woods of Finland, where we picked up quite the collection of healthy specimens. In February 2015 we’ll present them to you, on stage, under the moniker of Finntroll. Yes, the Finns are indeed booked and ready to wreak havoc with their extreme Folk Metal!

PRIMORDIAL

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We witnessed them laying Beyond The Gates Festival in ruins, and we have seen them do amazing performances earlier, so we figured we’d invite them back to Bergen once again. Yupp, we’ve gotten hold of the mighty and epic Primordial for you! They will surely spirit the earth aflame with yet another of their absolutely brilliant performances.

MOONSORROW

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Yet another Finnish act!? Don’t mind if we do! They have never been to Bergen before, and we know they have quite a following over here as well, so we invited Moonsorrow to introduce their brand of Pagan/Folk- Black Metal. We have no idea what all those album titles translate to, but we know that the band are poised and ready to deliver you with the goods. Keep your Minttu bottle close and your spirits high!

MORGOTH

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Yes, we do indeed feel sorry for the Death Metal fanatic. Thus, we are continuing our line of classic Death Metal bands for the lineup, to ease whatever emotional distress the aforementioned group might struggle with. We have managed to get hold of the classic German band Morgoth. This will be their very first appearance on stage in Bergen!

CRIB45

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There’s no complete lineup without the inclusion of some up-and-coming acts. Since we have already been picking up Finnish acts en masse, we thought that we could very well add yet another one to Blastfest 2015. Crib45 is a Sludge Metal/Post-Hardcore act with a great promise of making an impact in the Metal scene. We are proud to welcome them as part of the Blastfest 2015 edition.

TORTORUM

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According to themselves, these guys are set on totally annihilating Blastfest 2015. They promise an utterly dark and psychotic delivery of the brilliant material that constitutes their hitherto two album releases. We are talking about Tortorum, the crazy bunch comprised of members hailing from such acclaimed acts as Aeternus, Gorgoroth, Dead To This World, Vulture Industries and Gravdal. Be prepared for an onslaught, or stay at home!

DJEVELKULT

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Forged in the fiery pits of hell and expanding our Black Metal community outreach program, we present you with the Norwegian Black Metallers in Djevelkult.

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Tickets on sale now: www.blastfest.no

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BLASTFEST Lineup:

Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Bolzer | Borknagar | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Primrodial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Saturnus | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre + more yet to be announced. 

Blastfest will be held 19-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway.

3 Days | 3 Stages | 40 Bands | Exhibitions | Clinics | Stand Up Comedy | Tattoo Convention | Theme DJ’s

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on BLASTFEST:

www.facebook.com/blastfestival

www.twitter.com/blastfestnorway

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LONG LIVE BLASTFEST.

LONG LIVE NORWAY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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VALLENFYRE – Releases ‘Splinters’ Video Trailer And Cover Artwork; Album Releases May 13th In North America, Via Century Media

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music videos, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Album cover artwork created by Brian D’Agosta.

VALLENFYRE have revealed the cover artwork of their new album Splinters. The new album will be out on May 12th in Europe and May 13th in North America, via Century Media Records.

A video trailer featuring part of the album’s opening track, Scabs, can be heard and viewed below:

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VALLENFYRE:

Greg Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) – Vocals and Lead Guitars

Hamish Glencross (MY DYING BRIDE) – Rhythm and Lead Guitars

Scoot (DOOM, EXTINCTION OF MANKIND) – Bass

Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST, THE HAUNTED) – Drums

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* For more info on VALLENFYRE:

Facebook: Vallenfyre

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vallenfyre

Source:

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Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

CM Distro – Shop: http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE VALLENFYRE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BEHEMOTH “The Satanist” – A Remarkable Album And Fan Loyalty = Album Chart Success

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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BEHEMOTH – There’s no question that the tenth studio album, The Satanist, from Poland’s BEHEMOTH has made a lasting Metal impact upon the Metal masses. I see this current album/digital chart success as a telling reminder to the status-quo mainstream: that quality Metal exists and will never say die! Both the commendable Metal and artwork of The Satanist, coupled with BEHEMOTH’s (ever-growing) loyal fan base have made a profound Metal statement during this month of February.

Album chart success for an Extreme Metal band is not an example of selling-out; instead it’s an example of the Metal cream rising to the top. Hard work and dedication to one’s craft shall pay dividends; in the case of BEHEMOTH, the Metal dividends are (in my opinion) well-earned. This recent chart success for BEHEMOTH also means that their fans have spoken and spent their hard-earned money on The Satanist, while any illegal downloaders can march straight into the douche-bag posers lounge and drink stale prune juice.

The Satanist was released in North America, via Metal Blade Records on February 4th. Below you will see the chart numbers for both the U.S. and Canada. This information was posted on the BEHEMOTH! Facebook page, on February 12th. – Stone

BEHEMOTH – The Satanist U.S. Chart Numbers:

Billboard Top 200 – #34
Top Overall Albums – #34
Independent Albums – #6
Current Hard Music – #4
Overall Hard Music – #4
Overall Core Rock – #8
Top Current Rock – #9
iTunes Metal – #3
iTunes Rock – #4
iTunes Top Albums – #24

BEHEMOTH – The Satanist Canadian Chart Numbers:

Top 200 Current Albums – #46
Current Digital Albums – #36
Hard Music Chart – #5
iTunes Metal – #1
iTunes Rock – #2
iTunes Top Albums – #19

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YOU can purchase BEHEMOTH’s The Satanist on iTunes, by clicking the link below! Whoa!

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id765742794

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* For more info on BEHEMOTH:

Facebook: BEHEMOTH!

Website: http://www.behemoth.pl

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LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

POSSESSED – To Headline Obscene Extreme Festival, Cattle Decapitation Announced!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Without Death Metal’s founding fathers, Possessed, Obscene Extreme would be a very different festival indeed.

Forming in San Francisco in 1983, the band dragged thrash metal into darker and heavier places with their classic albums ‘Seven Churches’ and ‘Beyond The Gates’ on Combat Records. Possessed created a whole genre and then faded away like ghosts.

Reforming around vocalist and founder Jeff Becerra in 2007, the original death cult are back and they’re writing new material too. Obscene Extreme 2014, prepare yourself for a new chapter in the unholy book of the dead…

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Making an overdue return to Obscene Extreme since their debut visit in 2010, furiously outspoken death/grind San Diego outfit Cattle Decapitation have been confirmed to play at Obscene Extreme Festival 2014. Obscene Extreme organisers are proud to welcome the US powerhouse who will take their razor-wire brand of technical death/grind back to Trutnov, Czech Republic to pick up where they left off… filling the pit with teeth, blood and bones.

Having set a terrifying new standard with 2012’s ‘Monolith Of Insanity’ – a chaotic slaughterhouse floor of chainsaw riffs and bolt gun drumming – Cattle Decapitation are at their absolute best.

Obscene Extreme 2014, prepare for the slaughter!!!

Obscene Extreme tickets are on sale now: http://www.obsceneextreme.cz/

Obscene Extreme Festival - promo flyer - 2014

Obscene Extreme Festival 2014

July 16 – 20, 2014

Trutnov – Battlefield

Czech Republic

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Possessed + Immolation + Cattle Decapitation + Machetazo + Master + Doom + Nunslaughter + Filthy Charity + Katalepsy + Vitamin X + Vallenfyre + Demonical + Beheaded + Abortion + Bolesno Grinje + Prophecy + Contrastic + Dark Horse + Gutslit + Jesus Crost + Kruger + Nuclear + Suffer The Pa + Ultimo Modo Cannibale + Zombie Inc. + Warfect + Kaliyuga + ACxDC + Bloodsoaked + Dead In The Dirt + Raw Power+ EU’S Arse + Ed + Twisted Truth + Radiolokator + Idiot Ikon + Rectal Smegma + more!!!

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* Source: Future PR

* For more info on Obscene Extreme Festival 2014:

www.facebook.com/ObsceneExtremeFestival

www.obsceneextreme.cz

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LONG LIVE POSSESSED.

LONG LIVE CATTLE DECAPITATION.

LONG LIVE OBSCENE EXTREME FESTIVAL.

Stone.

DEAD IN THE MANGER – 20 Buck Spin Confirms Numerous Releases By Insidious Blackened Grind Entity

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Olympia, Washington-based 20 Buck Spin continuously defies all extreme music genre boundaries, the label’s vast juggernaut of a roster containing top-tier acts from all realms and scenes of the underground, and now continues this tradition with the new induction of mysterious entity, DEAD IN THE MANGER.

Very little information was provided to 20 Buck Spin regarding DEAD IN THE MANGER when the label was initially contacted about a release, only that the band delivers a mix of depressive black metal and grind (which seemed on paper an impossible combination) and that the intention is to leave a feeling of unease and despondency in the listener. Nonetheless, a cursory listen to the outfit’s debut MLP, Transience, leaves no doubt that DEAD IN THE MANGER succeeds handily in creating music both brutally violent and coldly agonizing.

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Transience begins with an atmospheric repetitive motive conjuring a bleak sadness that sets the stage for an urgent right turn to scalpel-sharp, maximum BPM aggression and multiple stab wounds of hate-driven malcontent. Filled with ill will and revulsion, DEAD IN THE MANGER walks a fine line between all out sensory violence and post trauma exhaustion.

With just six songs in less than twenty minutes — succinctly named Parts I-VI — Transience destroys the listener with a calculated premeditation in a short time, and is intended as a first glimpse at what DEAD IN THE MANGER is preparing for, as a debut full-length album is currently in the works.

Transience will be unleashed on MLP and digital formats in North America on April 29th and in Europe on May 2nd. DEAD IN THE MANGER’s LP debut will follow later in 2014, also on 20 Buck Spin.

Transience – Track Listing:

1. Part I

2. Part II

3. Part III

4. Part IV

5. Part V

6. Part VI

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on DEAD IN THE MANGER:

http://deadinthemanger.com

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Website: http://www.20buckspin.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/20buckspin

Twitter: http://twitter.com/20buckspinlabel

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LONG LIVE DEAD IN THE MANGER.

LONG LIVE 20 BUCK SPIN.

LONG LIVE EXTREME METAL.

Stone.

SLAVE ZERO – “Disambiguated Visionary” Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Slave Zero = Disambiguated Visionary - promo cover pic

5 METAL Fists Out Of 5!

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SLAVE ZERO – Back on November 10th, 2013, Ireland’s SLAVE ZERO released their EP: Disambiguated Visionary. Man, it’s a killer and I’m not exaggerating one minuscule bit. This fantastically talented Metal band utilizes the elements of Death Metal, Grindcore, Hardcore and Progressive Metal in such a grand fashion that it scorches my brain! Hell yes, SLAVE ZERO can easily be tagged as an Extreme Metal juggernaut.

To say this release is a MUST for fans of the heaviest Metal genres known is a gross understatement. ALL underground and Extreme Metal fans should be required to own this EP from SLAVE ZERO. My eyes nearly pop out of my skull, as I listen to all 5 songs on Disambiguated Visionary; honestly, that’s what it feels like! How can I explain it any better than that?

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The vocals are  psychotic, guttural, demonic and blistering, so choose your favorite or all of the above! Musically, this EP is an explosion of Metal sound that ripped into my face and left me hitting the repeat button for more self-inflicted Metal battery. Lightning fast Metal, Extreme, Grinding and insanely addicting is this EP and SLAVE ZERO are to be reckoned with. Metal be thy name.

* SLAVE ZERO were formed back in 2000 and have shared the Metal stage with Metal warriors the likes of: Hatebreed, Exodus, Cephalic Carnage, Soilent Green, Cattle Decapitation and Desecration.

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Track Listing:

01 Mathmatically Legitimate Solution

02 Limitless Peripheral Perspective

03 Embroidered Strategy Of Calculated Misrepresent

04 Oscillating Perceptions Of An Abstract Existence

05 Anthropic Landscape Theory

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SLAVE ZERO:

Ben Wanders – Drums

Eddie O’Malley – Guitars

Graeme V. Flynn – Vocals

Paddy Kiernan – Touring Bass

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* For more info on SLAVE ZERO:

Facebook: Slave Zero

Website: http://www.slavezero.net

Bandcamp: http://www.slavezero.bandcamp.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/slavezeroband

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LONG LIVE SLAVE ZERO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ARSEBREED – Extreme Death Metal Militia Completes New Album With Necrophagist Drummer Romain Goulon

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Dutch Extreme Death Metal militia, ARSEBREED, recently completed the recording of their forthcoming Unique Leader full-length with current Necrophagist basher Romain Goulon behind the kit.

In an official statement the band elaborates: “In 2006, just after [former drummer] Floris [De Jonge, Mangled] left ARSEBREED, we got in contact with an unknown young French guy. He said he knew us from our other bands, Pyaemia and Disavowed. We all agreed on a try-out. After only one month, he e-mailed saying he had learned our songs. Slightly skeptical — one month is really quick — we bought him his plane ticket and flew him in. Once in the rehearsal room, he nailed it! Flawless, relentless, speed and accuracy! We instantly knew that this unknown young guy from France, Romain Goulon, was the prefect drummer for ARSEBREED. Unfortunately, the best kept secret in death metal was soon discovered by the rest of the world and in 2007 Romain fled ARSEBREED to join Necrophagist. Nevertheless, last year we once again got in contact with Romain. We started talking about these ten songs that we had written over time, just waiting for a drummer… and we were stoked to hear that he was willing to record them! This week we received the recordings. More than seven years later we  got that exact same feeling that we had back in 2006 in that rehearsal room. Insane. Romain proved once again that was and is the one and only drummer for ARSEBREED. He is unsurpassed in creativity, technique, speed, perseverance and grasping the concept of the ARSEBREED songs as no one else. Finally! We waited for more than six years but it was worth the wait! Thanks Romain!”

Formerly known as Bloodcum, ARSEBREED was spawned in 2000 and is dedicated to the execution of brutal, uncompromising, US-styled death metal in the vein of Deeds Of Flesh and Deicide. The follow-up to 2005’s Munch The Rotten will be unleashed later this year via Unique Leader Records. Further info to be announced in the coming weeks. Until then, check out some rehearsal footage at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ARSEBREED:

ARSEBREED on Facebook

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http://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords

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LONG LIVE ARSEBREED.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

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