Archive for Extreme Metal

SIGH – Legendary Japanese Avant Extreme Metal Quintet To Release Tenth Studio Album Via Candlelight Next Month

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

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Japanese extreme metal/noise icons, SIGH, will unveil their crushing tenth studio opus next month. Titled Graveward, the eclectic, ten-track offering took over two-and-a-half years to complete with each song comprising over one-hundred recording tracks exceeding 100GB of audio to select from in the final mixes. Inspired by musician/composer Fabio Frizzi, Graveward pays homage to Italian zombie and Hammer Horror classics.

Graveward features guest performances from Trivium’s Matthew Heafy, DragonForce’s Fred Leclercq, Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth, Rotting Christ’s Sakis Tolis, The Meads Of Asphodel’s Metatron and others with fittingly twisted, grave-robbing cover art by Costin Chioreanu (Ihsahn, At the Gates, Deicide, Ulver, etc.).

In an early impression of the record, A Metal State Of Mind notes, “With a focus of a theme, more touches of thrash, and guest spots from more ‘mainstream’ metal artists from bands like Trivium and DragonForce, I would have to say Graveward is the most accessible SIGH record. A great starting point to delve into the madness with if you haven’t yet. Best thing, with this accessibility, none of the experimentation that makes SIGH great has been sacrificed.”

Already devouring the hordes in Europe, Graveward will be released in North America via Candlelight Records on May 4th, 2015.

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Graveward – Track Listing:

1. Kaedit Nos Pestis
2. Graveward
3. The Tombfiller
4. The Forlorn
5. The Molesters Of My Soul
6. Out Of the Grave
7. The Trial By The Dead
8. The Casketburner
9. A Messenger From Tomorrow
10. Dwellers In Dream

For over two decades, SIGH has been transcending the confines of extreme metal. Forged in 1989 in Tokyo, Japan, the band was initially signed by Euronymous’ infamous Deathlike Silence Records on which they released their debut full-length, Scorn Defeat, in 1993. SIGH would go on to release records via various imprints including Cacophonous, Century Media, Baphomet and The End before making Candlelight Records their label home with the release of 2012’s crushing, critically-adored In Somniphobia and this year’s Graveward.

Preorder Graveward via Candlelight Records at THIS LOCATION.  

SIGH:

Mirai Kawashima – vocals, keyboards, orchestrations etc.

Dr. Mikannibal – alto, tenor, baritone saxophones, vocals

Satoshi Fujinami – bass, drums

You Oshima – guitar

Junichi Harashima – drums

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info on SIGH:

http://www.twitter.com/sighjapan

http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SIGH.

LONG LIVE JAPAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GEHTIKA – Announce New Album And Launch Kickstarter Campaign!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Gehtika are sitting on a time bomb! After spending the past eight months writing a follow-up to 2013’s Impossible Question, the band are now and have been for the past week, holed up at Loud Noises Productions in JJM Studios, Walsall, recording a brand new album. This new record follows a concept the band has initially explored on recent single ‘Stack The Pyres’.

Listen to ‘Stack The Pyres’ Here!

The extreme metal outfit from England’s Midlands have also launched a Kickstarter campaign to help bring their latest artistic madness to fruition. Vocalist Anthony Knight comments, “We have worked tirelessly over the past seven to eight months writing, rehearsing and perfecting this absolute behemoth of an album; making sure every aspect of every song is as epic as can be.”

“We wanted to create something unique, something with tons of big riffs, sweeping solos, fierce vocals and enough blast beats to make your ears bleed! And so, from the deepest darkest reaches of our twisted little minds, our heaviest, most accomplished, release to date; A Monster in Mourning was born! A collection of dark, brooding and brutal compositions, which travel through a larger-than-life fantasy saga of betrayal, vengeance, redemption and countless revelations…”

“We’re extremely proud of what we have created; this album is an absolute BEAST, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you!”

The band’s Kickstarter campaign aims to help fund the actual release of the album and will also offer fans some limited edition merchandise and rewards, such as album pre-orders, handwritten framed lyric sheets, album art prints, shirts and other merchandise, VIP tickets to shows and much more. Check out the Kickstarter video which explains album plans and the campaign in more detail.

View Gehtika’s Kickstarter Page!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/141380190/gehtika-new-album-a-monster-in-mourning

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Gehtika have been kicking asses and assaulting the senses with their punishing brand of extreme metal and entertaining live performances for the past four years. After the release of their debut EP in 2013, the band went on to play the New Blood Stage at the UK’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival after winning their local Metal to the Masses competition. Impressed by their theatrical yet chaotic live show, Gehtika were asked back to Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2014 for the prestigious task of opening up the Sophie Lancaster Stage.

A Monster in the Mourning is due for release later this year.

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Source:

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* For more info on GEHTIKA:

www.facebook.com/gehtika

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GEHTIKA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

 

The Kennedy Veil’s Gabe Seeber Releases First of Several Drum Playthrough Videos

Posted in Drums, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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There are many, many artists in music today, from Pop to Metal that would not be who they are or where they are without YouTube. The possibilities are endless when the right song or video begins to make the rounds and ends up achieving ‘viral’ status that was typically never expected or intended. And while that type of infectious sharing is never the case with Extreme Metal, bands and artists consistently creating content can still manage to reach a much larger audience through YouTube’s massive (google enhanced) reach and suggestive sidebar links.

Knowing all of that, The Kennedy Veil‘s own Gabe Seeber has decided to get more involved in creating content for fans to watch and share around. The first of several upcoming Drum Playthroughs to be released, is ‘Mental Crucifixion,’ a track by melodic tech death band Vale of Pnath, from the 2011 album, Prodigal Empire. You can check out the playthrough video at this location or below:

Also be sure to subscribe and stay tuned to Gabe’YouTube Channel to be the first to see all of the upcoming drum playthrough videos he has planned for 2015.

2014 was a banner year for Gabe, with The Kennedy Veil releasing their debut album, ‘Trinity of Falsehood‘ on January 21, 2014 via Unique Leader Records, and immediately hitting the road in support of the album alongside labelmates Lord of War and ArkaikGabe was also a member of Sacramento tech death outfit and Unique Leader labelmates, AlterbeastGabe re-recorded the drums for what would become that band’s UL debut album, ‘Immortal,’ which saw a release in March of 2014.

In late Spring of 2014, Gabe confirmed that he would once again be the touring drummer for Decrepit Birth for their Summer Slaughter Tour run, alongside death metal legends Morbid AngelDying Fetus and more. About a month after returning home from Summer SlaughterGabe hit the road with Alterbeast, alongside Chelsea Grin and headliners Suicide Silence and The Black Dahlia Murder for a month-long tour across North America, which included being a part of the VIP Kick Off Party for Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA. In late 2014, Gabe officially parted ways with Alterbeast in order to focus more on The Kennedy Veil.

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Source:

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RebelPyro On Facebook

* For more info on GABE SEEBER:

https://www.youtube.com/user/blackseebs

https://www.facebook.com/blackseebs

https://soundcloud.com/blackseebs

https://www.presskit.to/gabeseeber

https://www.facebook.com/thekennedyveil

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GABE SEEBER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

NAPALM DEATH And CARCASS – Touring Australia This April

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Talk about METAL BRUTALITY! This April 16th thru April 19th, NAPALM DEATH, CARCASS and guests EXTORTION will be performing in the grand country of Australia! Check out the tour flyer above and ticket links below! Metal be thy name!

TICKET INFO LINKS:

PERTH – www.oztix.com.au

MELBOURNE – www.princebandroom.com.au / www.oztix.com.au

SYDNEY – www.factorytheatre.com.au / www.ticketek.com.au

BRISBANE – www.thehifi.com.au/brisbane

ALL SHOWS – www.soundworkstouring.com – paypal only

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The new NAPALM DEATH album, Apex Predator – Easy Meat, has just been released everywhere, via Century Media! This is album #15 from these Grindcore legends/pioneers and it will punish you sonically into submission!

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Facebook: Napalm Death

Facebook: Carcass

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NAPALM DEATH.

LONG LIVE CARCASS.

LONG LIVE EXTORTION.

LONG LIVE AUSTRALIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEEP IN HATE – Announce New Lineup And Mini-Tour With The Black Dahlia Murder

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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For the second time in their career, DEEP IN HATE will tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Two dates are planned in July, just after DEEP IN HATE bring their dark and oppressive Modern Death Metal to HellFest.

Along with some other dates yet to be announced, these gigs will mark the live premiere of the band’s new bassist, Maxime Hacquard, who recently joined as a permanent replacement for ex-bassist Kapute.

Tour Dates:
July 18 – FR – Metz – Gueulard Plus
July 20 – FR – Villeurbanne – CCO

The Black Dahlia Murder - Deep In Hate - tour flyer - #2015TBDMMO

Called a “bloody good album” by TheLairOfFilth.com, DEEP IN HATE’s Chronicles of Oblivion is out now and available in digital and limited-edition digisleeve CD formats.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

* For more info on DEEP IN HATE:

www.deepinhate.com

www.facebook.com/deepinhate

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 www.kaotoxin.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEEP IN HATE.

LONG LIVE THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CTULU’s “Sarkomand” LP Now Available For Orders

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The first ever vinyl and reissue of the critically acclaimed sophomore album, Sarkomand, from Lovecraftian black metallers Ctulu is out now and available for orders via the band’s webshop. The 12” black LP was released on December 5th, 2014 via Black Blood Records and Human To Dust, in order to celebrate the band’s tenth anniversary. The CD version (2011, God Eater Records) was sold out and was received very warmly by the band’s fans and critics worldwide.

According to Rolling Stone India “Sarkomand featured Ctulu at their best, with a bruising, brutal mix of black and death metal” and Metal As Fuck states that the album “is a fine example of contemporary extreme metal“.

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Ctulu was formed in 2004 by Mathias Junge and ex-member Stefan Schulz. The band has gone through various line-up changes over the years and the Sarkomand line-up features ex-members Jan Westermann (Diablery, Released Anger) on drums, Rolf Quast-Janßen (Lunar Eclipse) on vocal duties, along with Arne Uekert and Mathias Junge on guitars.

Despite its line-up changes, Ctulu has never given up and has put their original Seastorming Extreme Metal on the map of Heavy Metal. With their experience of live performances – including a tour with Taake, Ragnarök Festival (DE), Infernal Damnation (UK) and various shows outside their homeland, the band is stronger than ever.

Having a powerful member line-up featuring Junge and Uekert both on guitar and vocal duties, Roman Szymura (AEBA) on drums and Lasse Bodenstein on bass, the Germans are now working on their fourth full-length which will see a return to the catchy, straightforward – but not lacking in atmosphere – black metal which is found on Sarkomand.

Upcoming shows:

02. 20 – Frostfeuernächte – KiEZ Hölzerner See, Germany
03. 13 – Magazinkeller, Bremen, Germany (Freie Geister Festival co-organised by the band)
06. 19-21 – Gardelegen, Germany (Metal Frenzy Open Air)
08. 14 – Moscow, Russia
08. 15 – Tula, Russia (Blackened Life Festival)

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Source: Dewar PR

* For more info on CTULU:

Official Website

Facebook

Bandcamp

Twitter

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CTULU.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CASTLE FREAK “Still Rotting” – Album Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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CASTLE FREAK – What do you get when you mix Death Metal, Punk, Thrash, Horror Metal and Extreme together? The end Metal result is an underground band known as: CASTLE FREAK. From parts unknown and signed to Tridroid Records, CASTLE FREAK plays some damn good, fast and very heavy stuff at that. Yes, CASTLE FREAK are quite good at this Metal thing they’re into. Even the album, um, cassette artwork is freaking underground!

With vocals that resonate the angst of Punk and pissed-off aura of Extreme Metal, I have found myself very pleased with every listen, indeed. Underground Metal should kick severe ass and this Still Rotting album has kicked my ass. All five songs on Still Rotting are decent beyond hell and serve as a Metal treat for those of us that still believe in the blue-collar Metal alleyways and hidden Metal fields of dreams. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Crank Up and BUY Some CASTLE FREAK, Below! Whoa!

STILL ROTTING – Track Listing:

Beneath These Streets

Sickening Corpses

Sherm

Caught In A Casket

Rotting

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Photo Credit: Malik Chehab

CASTLE FREAK:

Andrew Gigan – Vocals & Guitar

Blaze Reichert – Guitar

Dylan Zdanavage – Bass

Pierson Roe – Drums

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* For more info on CASTLE FREAK:

Facebook: Castle Freak

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CASTLE FREAK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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