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MAUSOLEUM GATE – Self-Titled Debut Album = A METAL MUST OWN!

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

Mausoleum Gate - promo debut album cover pic

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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MAUSOLEUM GATE – Finland’s Mausoleum Gate sure did their Metal research when it comes to Classic/Traditional Metal; their self-titled, debut album makes for powerful sonic proof of my stating such. Many old school Metal fans will surely get jubilant over the overall sound, energy and rhythms that Mausoleum Gate have tapped into. This clever band has even tipped their hats to the NWOBHM vibrations as well. Guitar fueled songs such as Demon Droid and Lost Beyond The Sun showcases Mausoleum Gate as a Metal band that digs the classic six-string jam and long solos.

If I didn’t know better, I would honestly think Mausoleum Gate came from the late 70’s or early 80’s, they have absorbed that era of Metal stylings so well! Still, there is that ever presence of sonic relevancy due to the rejuvenated Traditional Metal scene that really never evaporated entirely in the first place. The splendid idea of Mausoleum Gate incorporating an organ to their Metal is nothing short of genius; it only captures those hazy shades of early 70’s Metal all the more glowingly.

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The bass and drumming on this album gives me the chills at times, with an almost haunting sense that this rhythm section plays. Great stuff. Vocalist V.-P Varpula is a marvelous listen, falling somewhere between Don Dokken and a restrained Bruce Dickinson. Um, I hope that makes sense. The title track is an epic 11:37 long and has  become one of those captivating songs that I love escaping from reality with. Great stuff.

This album is not Screaming For Vengeance and it’s not Iron Maiden either. Instead this album is a six song reminder that the seeds of Classic Metal were planted properly many years ago and propagated a very promising, very exciting Metal band known as Mausoleum Gate. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Mausoleum Gate was released on October 7th, 2014, via Cruz del Sur Music.

Turn the volume to HIGH and enjoy some MAUSOLEUM GATE! Support this tremendous METAL band! Whoa!

MAUSOLEUM GATE – Track Listing:

1. Magic Of The Gypsy Queen

2. Demon Droid

3. Lost Beyond The Sun

4. Mercenaries Of Steel

5. There Must Be Demons

6. Mausoleum Gate

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MAUSOLEUM GATE:

V.-P Varpula- vocals

Count L.F. – guitars

Kasperi Puranen – guitars

Wicked Ischanius – bass

Oscar Razanez- drums

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* For more info on MAUSOLEUM GATE:

Facebook: Mausoleum Gate

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE MAUSOLEUM GATE.

Stone.

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HORRIFIED “Descent Into Putridity” – Debut Death Metal Album Is Mandatory METAL!

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

Horrified - Descent Into Putridity - promo cover pic

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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HORRIFIED – The world of Death Metal is a much more potent and kick-ass place to roam, especially when bands like the UK’s Horrified release such a blistering excellent album such as Descent Into Putridity. Old School Death Metal is celebrated on this album of seven blood soaked songs; seven songs of pummeling and relentless sonic assaults to my cranium!

There’s something about Death Metal that makes me feel like all is okay, just like a security blanket is to a tot. Trust me, my Metal brethren, when I say all is okay with this Horrified album! These songs suck me in, like a Death Metal vacuum to the outer-banks of Hell itself and I refuse to resist! Whoa! I have no problem letting the deathly grooves and insane speed of Horrified’s Death Metal engulf me, man it feels so right! Dan Alderson’s guttural vocal sounds are what gives this album that much more of a rabid and infectious bite!

Descent Into Putridity was released on October 21st, via cult Spanish label Memento Mori Records. It is amazing for me to realize that this is the debut album from Horrified; for this band plays as if they’ve been brutally assaulting eardrums together for a decade or more! For me to pick a favorite song on this album is ridiculous; it’s the entire seven song merciless sonic surge, that has made my Metal week so grand! Metal be thy name – Stone.

Below, blast the volume high for HORRIFIED and support this amazing band! Whoa!

Descent Into Putridity – Track Listing:

Tomb Of Rebirth

Narcolepsy

Mortally Deceased

Descent Into Putridity

Buried Among Putrified Flesh

Veil Of Souls

Repugnant Degeneration

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Click below for more info and to make a purchase:

Bandcamp: http://horrified.bandcamp.com/releases

Memento Mori: http://memento-mori.es/home.php

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HORRIFIED.

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.

POWERLORD “The Awakening” – Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Powerlord - The Awakening - promo cover pic - 2014

POWERLORD – Back on August 19th of this year, Shadow Kingdom Records released a 6 song album, The Awakening, from Powerlord. This band no longer exists yet their early 80’s Metal sure does! Powerlord were a Speed Metal band with Thrash stylings in the mix. The True Metal sound and feel of this band is as identifiable as grandma’s fresh-baked apple pie. That’s no lie. This album from Metal’s yesteryear has been another favorite of mine during 2014 and will be for a Metal millennium to come! Or more.

I need to write about the Metal that makes me feel freaking good and Powerlord puts me in that Metal zone! The echo tunnel vocals are old school, man! Only that early 80’s Metal scene was able to capture those kind of vocals or so it seems. There isn’t really a dull moment on The Awakening. Guitar driven, baby! My fellow Metal brethren will understand when I admit, that this album is one you just keep listening to over and over, both for its quality Metal and sonic nostalgia!

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Some may say that this Powerlord album sounds like a decent demo of early 80’s U.S. Metal. However, it’s much better than that! This band played tight and obviously had a grand sense of songwriting, rhythm and understanding of that era of Metal. It’s a sad shame that Powerlord never went further or were discovered by a rep in the record industry that knew what they were doing. No one can change the past, we can however, enjoy the Metal legacy of Powerlord and realize that their songs would indeed stand the test of Metal time. If you dig early 80’s Metal bands like Obsession, Cirith Ungol and Manowar’s Hail To England, then you should start salivating for this Powerlord album now. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Do yourself a Metal favor and listen to/buy some POWERLORD:

POWERLORD The Awakening – Track Listing:

  1. Masters of Death
  1. Malice
  1. Silent Terror
  1. The Invasion of the Lords
  1. Merciless Titans
  1. (The Awakening) Powerlord

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For purchasing information on this Powerlord album and other Shadow Kingdom Records releases, click here: this location.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE METAL LEGACY OF POWERLORD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Horrified – Announce Release Of Debut “Descent Into Putridity”

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Stream the full album at Nefarious Realm

The age of putridity has finally arrived. UK old school death metal lads Horrified have released their début full-length Descent Into Putridity via cult Spanish label Memento Mori Records. Within this record are seven encrusted tracks of filthy Death Metal, just as the forefathers of the genre intended. Channeling the spirit of Pestilence, Autopsy and Dismember, the band unload a barrage of riffs and thundering drums, topped by Dan Alderson’s gruff bark to honor the legacy of Martin Van Drunen (Asphyx, Hail Of Bullets) and Lars-Göran Petrov (Entombed).

Stream the album at Nefarious Realm here: http://nefariousrealm.com/homenew/?p=21480

Digital copies can be obtained from their Bandcamp page, while physical copies are available from Memento Mori’s website.

Bandcamp: http://horrified.bandcamp.com/releases

Memento Mori: http://memento-mori.es/home.php

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(Source: Dewar PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HORRIFIED.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

METAL – Yes, METAL Takes Over Top 3 Spots On Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart And Then Some!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

METAL.

LIVES.

‘NUFF SAID.

Revocation - Sanctuary - Lugal Ki En - Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart - November 1 - 2014

The Melvins - Hold It On - Billboard Heatseekers Chart - November 1 - 2014

Take a look for yourself above, at the TOP 3 Albums on this week’s Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart! WHOA! Metal be thy name! ALL METAL. Great METAL at that. The above chart is for the week ending November 1st, 2014.

With Revocation, Sanctuary and Rings Of Saturn taking over the top 3 spots, respectively and The Melvins at #5, the METAL message is clear: METAL WILL NEVER SURRENDER!! HAIL METAL!! 

How Billboard defines their Heatseekers Albums Chart:

The week’s top-selling albums by new or developing acts, defined as those who have never appeared on the top 100 of the Billboard 200 or the top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Country Albums, Latin Albums, Christian Albums or Gospel Albums. Titles are ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

* For a look at the complete Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, click below:

http://www.billboard.com/charts/heatseekers-albums

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* For more info on the bands:

Revocation

Sanctuary

Rings of Saturn

(the) Melvins

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SANCTUARY.

LONG LIVE REVOCATION.

LONG LIVE RINGS OF SATURN.

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

PROTOKULT – Playing At Metal Divas Fest In Toronto November 29th; New Album Out ‘No Beer In Heaven’

Posted in folk metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Divas Fest - Protokult - November 2014 - promo flyer

Beer drinking progressive folk metallers PROTOKULT are proud to announce they will be performing at this year’s first ever Metal Divas Fest in Toronto, ON at the Bovine Sex Club on November 29th that includes Marchenbilder, At Dawn’s Edge and Psycho Mad Sally. For tickets and info, please visit the following link here.

Protokult front woman Ekatertina Pyatkova comments:

“We are excited to take part in the launch of the first ever Metal Diva Fest in Toronto. It’s great to realize that today we have more and more women participating in metal, both in Canada and the rest of the world. For me the launch of this festival is not only a way to showcase current talented bands, but also a way to honour the legacy of women who have paved the path for us today. This is an amazing line-up, be sure to check it out! I know this festival will turn into a successful reoccurring event.”

The Eastern European transplants now residing in Toronto, ON released their sophomore album ‘No Beer In Heaven’ on August 8th with their single ‘Get Me A Beer!’ pleasing beer fans around the globe. This follow-up to 2011’s ‘Marzena’ EP and 2009’s debut ‘Ancestral Anthems’ has a beauty and the beast-like contrast between Ekaterina’s haunting vocals and the band’s metal onslaught, the album captures the reformed quintet at an all-time high, showcasing an impressive palette of twelve entirely new compositions, and straps the listener on an adventurous, heavy and experimental trek, diving into themes of drinking, history and human endeavor. The band unites their diverse cultures into one sound, balancing tradition and folklore with heavy, thrash and black metal for headbangers everywhere.

Upcoming Dates:

November 29th – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club w/ Metal Divas Fest w/ Marchenbilder, At Dawn’s Edge, Psychos Mad Sally

December 6th - St. Catharines, ON – Mikado Lounge w/ Skull Fist, Last Scattering, Manacle

Lyric Video – Get Me A Beer!

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Track Listing – Protokult – No Beer In Heaven

1. Get Me A Beer! (3:04)
2. Heaven Cast Me Out (4:04)
3. My Father’s Word (5:49)
4. Flight of The Winged Hussar (5:52)
5. Sol Intention (4:39)
6. Edge of Time (5:28)
7. Sanctuaries (2:04)
8. Desert Scourge (4:31)
9. Gorale (4:15)
10. Summer’s Ode (6:07)
11. Razbival Okovi Perun (1:26)
12. Water of Life (8:46)

Total Length: (56:12)

Get Me A Beer! – Music Video

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‘No Beer In Heaven’ Album Stream:

http://protokultmetal.bandcamp.com/album/no-beer-in-heaven

YouTube ‘No Beer In Heaven’ Album Stream:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tHT25mIl8o

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* For more info on PROTOKULT:

http://www.protokult.com

http://www.facebook.com/protokult

http://www.twitter.com/protokult

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE PROTOKULT.

Stone.

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