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OTARGOS – Confirmed For HellFest 2016

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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HellFest Appearance To Mark Band’s 15th Anniversary


Kaotoxin is proud to reveal that OTARGOS will be returning to Hellfest in 2016 to celebrate their 15th anniversary, this marking the fourth time a Kaotoxin artist (after AD PATRES, AZZIARD and DEEP IN HATE) is hitting the stage of this world-class prestigious event.

OTARGOS‘ sixth studio full-length, Xeno Kaos, will be unleashed on November 13th and is currently available for preorder as a 100 copies collector edition boxset CD, limited edition DigiSleeve CD and digital while a crowdfunding campaign is available until November 11 for collector 12-inch LP and cassette tape versions.

Pre-order Xeno Kaos at:

Xeno Kaos collector LP and cassette crowdfunding campaign:

Before the Hellfest, OTARGOS will also co-headline (along CinC) Kaotoxin’s second annual KaotoxinFest on December 5th & 6th in Lille (FR) where FAAL, MISERABLE FAILURE, THE NEGATION, PROJECT FOR BASTARDS, PUTRID OFFAL, SAVAGE ANNIHILATION and WE ALL DIE (laughing) will also perform.

For details visit the KaotoxinFest Facebook Event Page.

Stream Xeno Kaos in full at this location.


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Source: ClawHammer PR

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BORNBROKEN – Post New Track ‘A Nation of Ignorance’ Protesting Canada’s Federal Election; Announce New Vocalist Pepe Poliquin (ex-Endast)

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on October 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Montreal’s Death Thrashcore rippers BORNBROKEN have added new vocalist Pepe Poliquin (ex-Endast) to their line up and have just unleashed a new whopper of a tune featuring Peloquin entitled ‘A Nation of Ignorance’ for metal heads gearing up to vote in Canada’s federal election this week.

‘Nation of Ignorance’ –

Guitarist Mike Decker comments:

“Doesn’t it seem that there are more lies exposed than truths being revealed and are we are letting it happen right before our eyes? Our latest single talks about a nation of ignorance we elected into power, that conceals everything behind a cloak of secrecy, conspiracy and silence. Well it’s time we expose the incompetence, stop the confusion before it all turns into chaos. The best way to protest and raise your voice is by voting. Make yourself heard and not be one of the forgotten.

We also like to add, we like to welcome into the band Pepe Poliquin (ex-Endast) on vocals. Pepe stepped down from playing guitar (for health reasons) and has given everything he’s got to be the voice for BornBroken. We also like to thank everyone who hung out along for the ride since our debut album “The Healing Powers of Hate”. It’s been a long a bumpy road, since our last single “Watch the World Unwind”, with lots of curves and dead ends, but we always seem to pull through. In the immortal words of Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies) “You Cant Bring Me Down!.”

Its time to hear the cry once more, and feel the rise again! The battle hasn’t just begun and it will never be over, unless we raise our voices together as one. Keep in touch and most of all keep it real.”

About The Band:

BornBroken are a Montreal-based Metal band uniting the world through their unique take on explosive Death/Thrashcore. The band is three parts vocals with Pepe Waitforit Poliquin as the lead singer and Mike Decker and Simon Savard performing double-duty on guitar and vocals, one part low-end bass crafted by Tommy Vaillancourt and one hundred percent integrity.

BornBroken is the sound of the beaten and the fallen overcoming their outlook of a blackened tomorrow through the medium of aggressive, galloping Metal. Lyrically, the focus remains on taking sorrow and anger and rising up from the ashes to rebuild and heal a new world from one that’s crumbling down around us now. Lyrics have had a very personal connection for the band since their beginnings in 2008. Much of the band cut their teeth playing in local groups like Endast, Burn Unit, Dilute the Poison and Mort au Combat.

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Track Listing: The Healing Powers of Hate

1 – Can’t Quiet The Riot

2 – Old News

3 – Anger of The Day

4 – I Will Rise

5 – Control

6 – It Has Begun

7 – Birth of The Broken

8 – Bleed The Sky

9 – Reborn From The Ashes

10 – The Healing Powers of Hate

Contrary to their raw, aggressive music they are incredibly passionate about truth, integrity, perseverance, loyalty and faith in humanity’s struggle for equality, which is all exposed on their debut album ‘The Healing Powers Of Hate’ released in 2013. The album was nominated for Metal Album of The Year at the 2014 GAMIQ Awards (Gala Alternatif de la Musique Indépendante du Québec), fan voted as Album of The Week (June 10th, 2013) on Revolver Magazine, along with debuting #8 on Canadian College Loud Charts, plus was named one of the best unsigned Heavy Metal Bands for June 2013 by Drago’s Dungeon on – Heavy Metal.

The band is planning a heavy follow-up for 2016 and after months of writing and hours spent in the studio, BornBroken has managed to take every emotion they felt, put it to music, build on past battle scars and create a record where listeners will feel they are part of the story line. The band continues to create grinding, heavy music inspired by the likes of Hatebreed and Sepultura. Get ready to experience the monumental shift when the broken shall finally rise.

To order their incredibly designed physical copy of ‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ plus comic illustrated booklet (pic below), please visit the following link:

Bornbroken - CD and Comic Book - The Healing Powers Of Hate

For more info, tour dates and updates on BornBroken, please visit these links: 


Source: Asher Media Relations

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WHITECHAPEL – Announces US Headlining Tour In November, With Support From Psycroptic And Culture Killer

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Tennessee-based Metal legion, WHITECHAPEL, will return to the road this November on a near three-week headlining tour with Australia’s Psycroptic and new Metal Blade label mates, Culture Killer. The trek will be visiting cities throughout the Midwest and East Coast, including locales the band has yet to level. Tickets went on sale Friday, September 25th at 10:00am local time.

Guitarist Alex Wade comments: “We are excited to announce a short, intimate headlining run to finish out the year and the Our Endless War album cycle before we head into the studio in January to record our sixth studio album. Joining us will be our tech death Aussie friends in Pyscroptic and a young new addition to the Metal Blade family, Culture Killer, who is a devastating new breed of heavy music. We look forward to seeing all of our fans at these shows and can’t wait to get out there. Tickets will go on sale at on Friday. These venues will pack out fast so be sure to get yours in advance!”


WHITECHAPEL w/ Psycroptic, Culture Killer:
11/02/2015 The Ritz – Warren, MI
11/03/2015 Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
11/04/2015 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
11/05/2015 Vintage Villains – Danville, IL
11/06/2015 Mad Frog – Cincinnati, OH
11/07/2015 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
11/08/2015 Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA
11/09/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
11/11/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/12/2015 State Theater – St Petersburg, FL
11/13/2015 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
11/14/2015 Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
11/16/2015 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
11/17/2015 Sofie’s Saloon – McAllen, TX
11/18/2015 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
11/19/2015 Tomcats – Ft. Worth, TX
11/20/2015 The Syndicate Lounge – Birmingham, AL
11/21/2015 The End – Nashville, TN

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Our Endless War was released in May of 2014 via Metal Blade Records. This album is WHITECHAPEL‘s most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release. The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart, #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current) and #2 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart upon its first week of release. Watch the videos for “Worship The Digital Age” and “Our Endless War” on the band’s official YouTube playlist at THIS LOCATION.


Source: Earsplit PR

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CRYPTOPSY “The Book of Suffering Tome 1” Available For Pre-Order, Debuts New Video, Announces Canadian Rampage Tour Dates

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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It has been three years since Cryptopsy’s last release and many fans have expressed their eagerness to hear new material. This time, rather than a full album, the band will release a series of EPs entitled The Book of Suffering. This new approach will allow Cryptopsy to put out new music more often while remaining true to their standards of quality. The first EP in the series, The Book of Suffering Tome 1, was produced by Chris Donaldson at The Grid studio in Montreal, mixed by Jason Suecoff at Audiohammer Studio and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

The Book of Suffering Tome 1 track listing:

  1. Detritus (The One They Kept)
  2. The Knife, The Head and What Remains
  3. Halothane Glow
  4. Framed by Blood

The Book of Suffering Tome 1 is now available for pre-order via Cryptopsy’s Bandcamp page as well as on iTunes. Upon pre-order, fans will receive the exclusive single “Detritus (The One They Kept).” Pre-order the EP now at:

Cryptopsy has launched the premiere of  the video for Detritus. Produced by Chris Kells of Front to Back Video Production, the video is now playing at: or below:

The Book of Suffering Tome 1 is set for release on October 30th 2015. Regarding the forthcoming EP, Cryptopsy states, “We are extremely proud of the new material. it is some of the most brutal, dark and technical music we have ever created.”

Cryptopsy’s Canadian Rampage Tour Dates:
10.07 – Sudbury, Ontario @ The Asylum
10.08 – Timmins, Ontario @ The Working Class
10.09 – Thunder Bay, Ontario @ Crocks
10.10 – Winnipeg Manitoba @ The Garrick with Gwar and Battlecross
10.11 – Regina, Saskatchewan @ The Exchange
10.12 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Odeon Event Center with Gwar and Battlecross
10.13 – Calgary, Alberta @ Macewan Ballroom with Gwar and Battlecross
10.14 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall with Gwar and Battlecross
10.15 – Prince Geroge @ The Generator
10.16 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore with Gwar and Battlecross
+ More dates coming soon


Source: ClawHammer PR

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Corpse Flower Records To Issue “Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost” 12″ Featuring Child Bite With Philip H. Anselmo, Acid Witch, Evoken, Municipal Waste And More

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , on September 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Cover Art, Track Listing + Trailer Revealed


Last year, Corpse Flower Records, in cooperation with CV Comics, unleashed Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost, a mega 155-page comic with illustrations and illustrated anecdotes from a varied bunch of metal musicians/authors. Edited by renowned illustrator Mark Rudolph who’s crafted artwork for metal giants like Carcass, Coalesce, Battlecross and so many others in addition to regular contributions to Decibel and Metal Hammer Magazines, the book is the second in a planned trilogy of metal-centric graphic novels following Rudolph’s 2012-issued Satan Is Alive; A Tribute To Mercyful Fate.

As a supplement to its release, Corpse Flower will unleash a limited edition LP of Celtic Frost cover tunes this November. Titled Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost, the debilitating 12″ compilation features exclusive cover tracks from Child Bite with Philip H. Anselmo, Persekutor, Acid Witch, Temple Of Void, Municipal Waste, Hayward featuring Scott Kelly and Jason Roeder of Neurosis, Coffin’s Slave featuring Scott Carlson of Repulsion and Evoken all paying tribute to one of Extreme Metal’s most influential acts.

The MP3 bonus track includes Black Anvil’s previously released rendition of “Dethroned Emperor” while a bonus flexi disc boasts a second appearance by Coffin’s Slave with their reinterpretation of Hellhammer’s “Reaper.” Raise your horns!


Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost LP Track Listing:
Side A:
1. Child Bite w/ Philip H. Anselmo – “The Usurper”
2. Persekutor – “Procreation Of The Wicked”
3. Acid Witch – “Cherry Orchards”
4. Temple Of Void – “Os Abysmi Vel Daath”
Side B:
5. Municipal Waste – “Nocturnal Fear”
6. Hayward (featuring Scott Kelly and Jason Roeder of Neurosis) – “Jewel Throne”
7. Coffin’s Slave (featuring Scott Carlson of Repulsion) – “Dance Sleazy
8. Evoken – “Dawn Of Megiddo”
MP3 Download Bonus: Black Anvil – “Dethroned Emperor”
Flexi Bonus: Coffins Slave – Hellhammer’s “Reaper”


The Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost LP will be limited to five-hundred copies in five color variants with a bonus transparent red flexi and will be released via Corpse Flower Records on November 13th, 2015 with preorders currently available at THIS LOCATION. Teaser tracks to be unveiled in the weeks to come.


Source: Earsplit PR

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EYEHATEGOD – Forced To Cancel September Shows

Posted in Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on September 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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EYEHATEGOD has been forced to cancel their recently announced September performances. Said the band in an official statement, “Due to an unfortunate turn of events, EYEHATEGOD has sadly been forced to postpone their four show September run this week. Many apologies to everyone with plans to see the band. EYEHATEGOD promises to make up these gigs ASAP. Housecore Horror Fest is still on the schedule for November and we are looking extremely forward to that.”

EYEHATEGOD released their Billboard-charting, self-titled LP last year breaking the band’s decade-and-a-half gap since their prior full-length and marking the most successful release in the band’s twenty-five-year lineage. Noisey crowned the offering, “…the record that EHG fans have been waiting for; a stomping and venomous set of eleven tracks that reignite the band’s amazing propensity for down-trodden, electric blues,” while Cvlt Nation proclaimed, “Everything we have loved for a quarter of a century about this band is all here, shimmering and glowing with more intensity than ever before… a classic EYEHATEGOD record… The legend lives on!”

Orders for EyeHateGod in North America can be placed via Housecore Records HERE.


Source: Earsplit PR




CATTLE DECAPITATION – Doubles Previous Album Sales; Band Currently Performing On The Summer Slaughter Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on August 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The Anthropocene Extinction, the newest studio recording from San Diego’s CATTLE DECAPITATION, was unleashed via Metal Blade Records on August 7th and more than doubled first week sales over their previous release, The Monolith Of Inhumanity. The stellar debut resulted in the #41 position on the Billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #5 on the Hard Music Chart, #6 on the Independent Albums Chart, and #14 on the Rock Albums Chart.

In related CATTLE DECAPITATION news, new dates have been added to the band’s recently announced North American Extinction Tour. The band’s headlining trek has expanded to include shows in Erie, Buffalo, Frederick and more. The journey follows the band’s appearance on this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter Tour currently underway and serves as a precursor to their run supporting Cannibal Corpse later this year.

Tickets for The Summer Slaughter shows are on sale at

The Anthropocene Extinction is available NOW via Metal Blade Records at:


Source: Earsplit PR






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