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NERVOCHAOS “The Art of Vengeance” Is Out Now On Greyhaze Records / Decibel Streaming Album

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The Art of Vengeance from Brazilian old school death-thrashers NERVOCHAOS is now available worldwide on Greyhaze RecordsDecibel has offered up the complete album stream for your listening pleasure at:

Order The Art of Vengeance at this location. 

The band’s most varied and devastating release to date, The Art of Vengeance blends elements of traditional death, bone crushing doom, punk and thrash for results that are both destructive and addicting. The first pressing of the album also includes a bonus DVD featuring a documentation of the band’s latest tour.

Critical Praise:

“Old school death metal and thrash from Brazil, where you’ll still get your ass kicked sideways for being a poseur.” – Decibel

“Brazilian Death Metal Kings” 10/10 – Metal-Temple

“A well-rounded expression of brutality which is at once instant to the ears and yet always bruising.” – Metal Forces Magazine

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The Art Of Vengeance – Track List:

The Harvest

For Passion Not Fashion

The Devil’s Work


From Below and Not Above

Blood Ritual

Rotten Moralismo

Shadows of Destruction

Ghost of the Past

What is Dead May Never Die

The Legacy is Pain




Fed-up with the entire trend flooding the scene, NERVOCHAOS was formed in mid-1996, with the idea of creating aggressive and chaotic music, shredding the barriers of Death Metal and Hardcore. The band gained cult status in the extreme music scene due to their hard work over the past years, offering a sonic extravaganza in their unique way. Their demo-tapes have become collector’s items in the underground, supporting their regular releases.

The band is not afraid of touring or performing live. They did many tours around Europe, South America; and shared the stage with several acts such as VENOM, POSSESSED, CANNIBAL CORPSE, KREATOR, BIOHAZARD, AGNOSTIC FRONT, CARCASS, NAPALM DEATH, DISMEMBER, D.R.I., MAYHEM, THE EXPLOITED and many more to list.

After 18 years of churning out some of the most furious and vehement Metal the South American underground has experienced, NERVOCHAOS is back with The Art of Vengeance. The band’s sixth studio album, The Art of Vengeance is poised to be a standout album of 2014.


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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HELLION – 2014 Recap and 2015 Updates, Courtesy Of Ann Boleyn

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From the Hellion Headquarters newsletter:

Hi Friends,

Sorry for the delay in posting news.  It’s been a crazy few weeks ever since returning from tour!

As, many of you know, in addition to being the singer of Hellion, and of running New Renaissance, I am also an attorney. I was back to work, and in court on the following Monday after the tour.  However, a lot of work has now paid off with the successful resolution of a major case. Now its time to get back to working on more creative endeavors and on planning for a great 2015.

In between all of that, Hellion released our first official video in over a decade. The video is of our new song, Betrayer, and includes fan-filmed video from our shows in Toronto, Los Angeles, Boise, Seattle, and a few more cities.  If you haven’t already seen it, check it out here. (Or below):

Maxxxwell Carlisle, Simon Wright, and myself are already writing new music. I will also be singing a cover-version of a Scorpions song on Max’s new solo CD. I will be recording the vocal track for that in the next week or two.

Hellion also recorded the shows from the recent Hellion tour. So, over the holidays, we will be mixing those tracks and will eventually release them on a live CD.

As far as live shows, Hellion will be playing May 9, 2015 at the Arcadia Theater in St. Charles, IL with Y&T and Quiet Riot. More US shows will be added, too in 2015.   We will also be doing shows in Europe and the UK. In fact, we have bookings now through 2016.  Due to our contracts with some of the promoters, I can’t announce some of the shows until the promoters officially announce them.

2014 has been a very productive year. We released two new CDs:  (1) Hellion’s “To Hellion & Back” 2-CD anthology; and, (2) “Karma’s A Bitch.”  Both CDs are available at all major outlets.  We did our first tour in North America, as well.

Both myself and the band have a lot in store for 2015. We will be releasing our first vinyl releases in over a decade soon (in limited edition). We will have a new live album, some more re-releases, and of course new music for you, too.

I am also going to start work on a book. The book will be entitled “The Art of Singing Loud.” The book will focus on the unique challenges that are faced by singers of hard rock, thrash, metal, punk, etc. An important part of this book will include interviews from well-respected singers, I have already received commitments from a number of great singers and will be announcing more details in the coming weeks.

I will give everybody more updates, soon.  Meanwhile, please make sure you are on the Hellion mailing list so you don’t miss out!

And, don’t miss out on our awesome sale in the Hellion Store, too.  We’ve put together some killer fan bundles with limited edition tour merchandise. And, as an added bonus, we will be adding some special gifts with each order.

Best Witches,

Ann Boleyn

On Behalf of Hellion






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KOUZIN BEDLAM – Debut Album “Longing For The Incomplete” Is Available Now!

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

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Kouzin Bedlam is a baroque painting painted in the colors of Heavy Metal. It is highly technical and deeply embedded in mythology; it is sometimes over the top, yet always lyrical and sublime. Its extraordinary qualities lie not just in terms of song writing and technical ability. In fact, Kouzin Bedlam is not just a band; it is a philosophy, it is a family; it is psychology and spirituality expressed in a musical extravaganza with surprising depths.

Carl Gustav Jung uncovered the archetypes dwelling in our collective unconscious. Our image of a great mother, the devil, God, the trickster and the hero all sit deep inside our minds. And then there is Kouzin Bedlam – the unknown twin, the uncivilized ”I”, we all try to ignore. The band’s debut album, Longing for the Incomplete (produced by Jimmy Westerlund), releases this being upon the conscious world. Kouzin Bedlam does its entrance in a blaze of virtuosic Heavy Metal, at times highly aggressive, at others bittersweet and melancholic. Lyrically it does everything from cursing its very existence to learning how to breathe.

Kouzin Bedlam Promo

As mentioned, Kouzin Bedlam has so far been unknown to the world of conscious human thoughts, but the members of the band are all experienced musicians, artists and doomsday philosophers.

The debut album Longing For The Incomplete was released December 5th by Inverse Records. Listen to album on spotify Kouzin Bedlam – Longing for the Incomplete.


For more info:

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ARBITRATOR – Free Download ‘For That Which May Appease Lions’ Featuring Drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork)

Posted in Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Robert Kukla  – Photo Credit Paul Keely


ARBITRATOR is a project that began in late 2010 as the brainchild of Robert Kukla and officially debut in 2011 with the EP ‘The Consummate Ascendancy’ with former drummer Corey Chernesky. Now, determined to release a full-length to top “TCA“, Kukla on rhythm guitar, bass and vocals has written the band’s first album with a whole new arsenal of musicians that includes drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Aborted), Myles Malloy on lead guitar and Connor ORT Linning for programming.

The planned 2015 release will be entitled ‘Indoctrination of Sacrilege’ and was produced by Sacha Laskow (ex-Divinity, Every Hour Kills), mastered by ens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy), Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy), along with album artwork done by Colin Marks (Exodus, Scar Symmetry, Jeff Loomis).

The first track ‘For That Which May Appease Lions’ from the forthcoming 2015 album is now available for FREE download on here.

‘For That Which May Appease Lions’ is quite possibly one of my favourite tracks off of the new album. Dark, ‘Resident Evil’ style passages compliment sections of blistering blast beats performed by the skins-king himself, Dirk Verbeuren. It is a track that is as dynamic as it is brutal, and certainly not for those that shy away from the radical nature of the progressive genre. Comments Kukla.

In addition, has released on their youtube channel a drum play through video featuring drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Aborted) performing ‘For That Which May Appease Lions’.

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  1. They Will Worship This Fire of Agony (6:41)
  2. Stillborn Bastard of The Nazarene (6:50)
  3. For That Which May Appease Lions (6:56)
  4. Serpent of The Styx (8:41)
  5. Profaned and Perfected (7:30)
  6. The Burning Sands of His Kingdom (instrumental) (3:14)

Album Length: 39:54


Sponsors / Artist Endorsements:

Toontrack, Tama Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Evans Drumheads (Dirk Verbeuren)


For more info ARBITRATOR:


Source: Asher Media Relations






Canadian Blackened Death Metal Band CONQUER Offer Free EP Download: ‘A Worms Demise’

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Canadian Blackened Death Metal band CONQUER are offering fans a FREE download of their three song debut EP ‘A Worms Demise’, released on December 2nd at the following link here

“Our vision of Extreme unapologetic music to you. Long live Metal!” comments vocalist Devlin Anderson.

The Oshawa, ON based band was originally created by vocalist Devlin Anderson as a one man black metal project, which has now grown to a full onslaught of Blackened Death, with an influence of thrash featuring drummer Simon OukhineRyan White on crushing guitar in the vein of classic Celtic Frost influence, along with ex-Left Hand Creation bassist Rob Holden and his extreme groove.

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  1. A Worms Demise (5:23)
  2. Hell’s First Born (4:59)
  3. God Is The Destroyer (5:43)

EP Length: 16:06

For more info on Conquer, please visit the following links:

EP Line Up:

Devlin Anderson: Vocals, Guitars

Ryan White: Guitars, Leads, Bass

Simon Oukhine: Drums

EP + Live Line Up:

Devlin Anderson: Vocals/Guitar

Ryan White: Lead Guitar

Rob Holden: Bass

Simon Oukhine: Drums


Source: Asher Media Relations







DEWAR PR – Releases Free Digital Compilation

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Back in the day people used to make mixtapes for each other on actual cassette tapes. With the coming of CDs, CD compilations became a big thing. The internet age in the 21st Century is fastly eroding the physical in music and digital is how everything is done. Compilations and mixtapes have not died away though and thanks to such streaming sites like Bandcamp, Soundcloud and YouTube, people can freely share their favourite tunes.

Dewar PR, which specialises in effective Heavy Metal and Hard Rock publicity, has put together a digital compilation of some of the most interesting tunes coming from the Heavy Metal underground at the moment. This collection of songs represents what Dewar PR strives for: discovering talent deep in the underground and providing it with the media coverage it deserves.

The compilation is available for free streaming and download via MetalRecusants. (URL:

For more information regarding Dewar PR, please visit us on Facebook, Twitter or simply email us at

Included on this digital mixtape are bands that have worked with Dewar PR and those who haven’t but we thought that you would enjoy.






MASSACRE RECORDS “Massacre Soundcheck Vol. 1″ Available Online Now!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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MASSACRE RECORDS proudly presents “Massacre Soundcheck Vol. 1″ feat. Maverick, Messiah’s Kiss, Coronatus + Debauchery!

Listen to it on Spotify here:

It’s also available on iTunes – 4 songs for 1,49€ only! Click here:


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