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TOTAL NEGATION: One-Man Blackened Doom Metal Venture To Release New Full-Length, Via Temple Of Torturous

Posted in Metal, Music, rock music, metal music with tags , , , on March 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Total Negation - Zeitzeuge - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #06MOTN

One-man Blackened Doom Metal assault, TOTAL NEGATION, will unleash third full-length, Zeitzeuge, this May via Sweden-based Temple Of Torturous Records.

The follow-up to the 2013-issued Zur Späten Stunde | Zeiträume, which The Liar Of Filth fittingly dubbed a, “dark and challenging, yet ultimately very rewarding listening,” Zeitzeuge maintains the cold, eerie elements of its predecessor. The integration of instruments like the melodica and the vibraphone still intact, on Zeitzeuge master craftsman, Wiedergaenger, allows for more breathing room and breadth in his compositions.

Still cold, depressive and atmospherically corrosive, Wiedergaenger manages to merge primal Black Metal, Doom and Krautrock elements into a sound that’s at once lush, confounding, and apocalyptic. Cold, dire, twisted, and bedecked in Wiedergaenger’s intense German storytelling, Zeitzeuge relays the story of a contemporary witness, who breaks under the pressure of controlling the life and death of others.

Zeitzeuge – Track Listing:

1. Betrachter
2. Fluechtling
3. Augenzeuge
4. Kronzeuge
5. Heimkehrer
6. Zeitzeuge

Zeitzeuge will be released digitally and on vinyl via Temple Of Torturous on June 16th, 2015, with track teasers and preorders to be unveiled soon. Until then, weep.

“…if you’re always on the lookout for the strangest, most obscure output black metal has to offer, there’s no way around TOTAL NEGATION.” – Cvlt Nation

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/totalnegation

http://www.totalnegation.de

http://www.facebook.com/ToTRecords

http://www.templeoftorturous.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TOTAL NEGATION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

5 METAL Albums I Can’t Live Without: The 90’s Edition, Part 1

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on March 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Overkill - classic band logo - green - #90OKMOBE

Since we all love to revisit our favorite Metal albums from yesteryear, here are my Five Metal Albums I Cannot Live Without: The 90’s Edition, Part 1. This list is in no particular order and you can expect for me to include EP’s for this or future Metal discussions. If you cannot live without any of the following Metal albums as well, feel free to blab about it with a comment! Metal be thy name!

King Diamond - The Graveyard - promo album cover pic - original cover - 1996 - #90KDMOTG

King Diamond – The Graveyard

King Diamond released 4 studio albums during the 90’s and The Graveyard is from 1996. Following his modus operandi, King Diamond’s The Graveyard is an evil concept album, one that never ceases to amaze and spook me, time after time.

My favorite song from this album is I Am; a King Diamond song that sends chills through each molecule of my body and it’s truly due to King Diamond’s jaw-dropping falsetto.

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Queensrÿche – Empire

Queensrÿche’s fourth studio album, Empire, was released back in 1990. What a whiz-bang way to start off the 90’s decade for Queensrÿche! I still have my cassette version of Empire and yes I did upgrade it to CD. Jet City Woman is my favorite song from this album; it makes my face all flush and psyche-out shit like that. Whoa!

Overkill - Horrorscope - promo album cover pic - #1991OBBEDDVMO

OVERKILL – Horrorscope

From 1991, Horrorscope is the fifth studio album released by The Garden State’s OVERKILL. I Metal worship this OVERKILL album!! Coma, the title track and OVERKILL’s cover version of the great Edgar Winter’s instrumental, Frankenstein, are 3 songs of pure Thrash Metal bliss! Please read below (OVERKILL – I Hear Black) for more reasoning as to why I love Horrorscope

Overkill - I Hear Black - promo album cover pic - #90SOMOTMBBE

OVERKILL – I Hear Black

From 1993, I Hear Black is the sixth studio album released by New Jersey’s OVERKILL. This super-legendary Thrash Metal band stayed very busy during the 90’s, releasing 6 studio albums and a cover song album titled: Coverkill. Whoa, man!

I love this (and the above) OVERKILL album for it kept me solid company during the early 90’s; which was a very sad and trying time in my life. Yes, OVERKILL was there when I needed them most. I still have the cassettes of both titles and did not upgrade to CDs until around 2007.

W.A.S.P. - Still Not Black Enough - 1995 - #95BLWMOSNBE

The mighty W.A.S.P. released 4 studio albums during the 90’s! Hell, yeah they did and Blackie Lawless is a Metal Defender Of The Faith! Still Not Black Enough is the sixth studio album from W.A.S.P. and it was released back in 1995. Holy Metal shit, is this a  tremendous W.A.S.P. album!

Blackie Lawless did not waste a micro note of space on this album, every song is an ass kicking that always makes me say (or think): thank you, Mr. Lawless and W.A.S.P., may I please have more sonic Metal beatings sirs?

My favorite song on this album is Rock and Roll To Death. Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale got me into W.A.S.P. in the 80’s and reintroduced me to W.A.S.P. in the Millennium Decade as well! ‘Nuff said. Enjoy the song below and Metal Be Thy Name!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

EYE OF SOLITUDE – To Record Live Album

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on March 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kaotoxin - Record Label - logo - #2015KRMO20

Eye Of Solitude - promo band pic - 2015 - #33740EOSMO

EYE OF SOLITUDE

…to record live album

Kaotoxin is very proud to announce that, as part of their forthcoming “March of Solitude” tour with Saturnus, EYE OF SOLITUDE will record their whole live set during the Bruxelles (BE) stop on March 14 for the Darken the Moon VI Festival (Facebook event).

Plans about the recordings’ release are still being discussed and many options exist (bonus tracks, bonus CD, standalone live album…) but if you’re one of the many fans of the band and can attend the gig, don’t miss this opportunity to become a part of the UK masters of everything dark and heavy’s history!

Tour dates:

  • 12 – UK – London – Black Heart
  • 13 – DE – Oberhausen – Helvete
  • 14 – BE – Bruxelles – Magasin 4 – Darken the Moon VI Festival
  • 15 – NL – Rotterdam – Baroeg

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE EYE OF SOLITUDE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey Celebrates Its 6 Year Anniversary Today! Metal Be Thy Name!

Posted in classic rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Ozzy - Metal Odyssey - 6 Year Anniversary - promo banner - 2015 - March 1

Metal Odyssey Headquarters – My pup Ozzy (above) isn’t kidding, it’s been 6 years! It is March 1st, 2015 and it’s the 6 year anniversary of Metal Odyssey. Whoa! Shut the front door! Gather the villagers! My, how fast 6 years can fly by! Metal Odyssey was launched back on March 1st, 2009 (MMIX).

Back in 2009, The Walking Dead and Finding Bigfoot were not on television yet. Wow! In 2009 a pound of bacon cost $3.19 and a U.S. postage stamp cost 42 cents. Unreal! Six years ago, after an eleven year wait, the iconic KISS released a new studio album:

KISS "Sonic Boom" large promo album pic!

KISS Sonic Boom was released on October 6th, 2009.

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During 2009 I was new to the blogosphere, thus I used about 200 or more “tags” with every post that was published on Metal Odyssey. I was such a nerd. Oops. I still am. Um, anyhow, take a look for yourself, as to how “tag crazy” I once was:

Metal Odyssey - too many tags - funny pic - 6 year anniversary

After 6 years with Metal Odyssey in my Metal life, I’ve learned quickly that there is always room for improvement and I don’t know everything. There are no laurels to rest on here. Each day I am grateful that other humans actually visit Metal Odyssey and hopefully it brings some kind of Metal joy to their lives; as Metal Odyssey has brought immeasurable Metal joy to mine. My love for Metal and Rock ‘N’ Roll hopefully shows, throughout these past 6 years of Metal Odyssey.

I thank every visitor (both random and loyal) and each subscriber to Metal Odyssey; you are ALL the reason why Metal Odyssey’s Metal wheels keep moving. To ALL the kick-ass Twitter followers, you RULE too! Each respective PR agency, PR rep, record label, musician and band I tremendously applaud for delivering to me the invaluable promotional materials and/or insight that are so necessary in the proper execution of Metal Odyssey. You ALL know who you are and you ALL ROCK!

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I placed the Witch Cross Axe To Grind album cover (above) for the reason that I can.

I especially thank Nilla, Scott Coverdale, Megy, Sara, Kev Moore, my guardian Metal angels, WordPress.com and my fellow blogging peers for any and all support, these past 6 years. Metal Be Thy Name!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

Massacre Records “Soundcheck Volume 4″ Is Available Now Online

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Massacre Records - Soundcheck Volume 4 - promo cover pic - #2015MRMO

“Massacre Records Soundcheck Vol. 4″ feat. Viper Solfa, Damnation Angels, Stormwitch & Dying Gorgeous Lies is now available!

Stream it on Spotify:

http://open.spotify.com/album/0TGvO5AvPZKCAK71egJ6fl

Tracklisting:

  1. Viper Solfa – Deranged
  2. 2. Damnation Angels – Pt. 2 Someone Else
  3. 3. Stormwarrior – Last Warrior
  4. 4. Dying Gorgeous Lies – First World Breakdown

Buy it on iTunes: http://geni.us/MasRecSoundcheckVol4

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Source:

Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014

http://www.massacre-records.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CRYPTIC HYMN – Offer Free Download Of New Track ‘Revel In Disgust’ Plus Show Dates

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Cryptic Hymn - promo band pic - #2015CHMO1

Formed in July 2014, Paducah, Kentucky’s CRYPTIC HYMN forge Blackened Death Metal that’s diverse with its aggressive, grim and melodic approach. Featuring ex-Voyage of Slaves members Dave Palenske, Jon Grace, and Nathaniel Vowell as well as Josh Mumford of Anagnorisis, the band is currently in pre-production working on their debut release. In the meantime, they have unleashed their first single ‘Revel In Disgust’ at the following links below to show fans what they have brewing for 2015.

“We are proud and very excited to premiere our new single. “Revel In Disgust” is an up front outlook on humanity. The theme of the song is about learning from the negativity one experiences in life and setting yourself aside from it, or against it in effort to rise above it. We think it’s important to address issues that exist in reality, but those issues can also be interpreted through metaphors based on themes of fantasy or science fiction, for example. This is only a taste of things to come as we have big plans for 2015. Be prepared to catch us on the road in the near future! Cheers everyone!” – Cryptic Hymn 

Cryptic Hymn - Revel In Disgust - promo cover pic - #2015CHRIDMO

Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/cryptic-hymn/revel-in-disgust

Bandcamp:

https://cryptichymn.bandcamp.com/releases

Fans of Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash and Doom who head bang to bands such as At The Gates, Death, Revocation and Skeletonwitch are sure to feel the brutal assault Cryptic Hymn offers in the mosh pit, as they will be hitting the road in their surrounding states.

Show Dates (more details coming soon):

Jan 31 – ST. LOUIS, MO @ THE FIREBIRD

Feb 20 – EVANSVILLE, IN @ DOC’S

Feb 21 – CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO @ 4-H EXHIBIT HALL

Feb 22 – ST. LOUIS, MO @ THE DEMO

March 20 – PADUCAH, KY

March 21 – MURFREESBORO, TN

March 22 – BIRMINGHAM, AL

March 23 – ATLANTA, GA

March 24 – COLUMBIA, SC

March 25 – SPARTANBURG, NC

March 26 – CINCINATTI, OH

March 27 – INDIANAPOLIS, IN

March 28 – LOUISVILLE, KY

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Source: Asher Media Relations

* For more info on CRYPTIC HYMN:

Facebook | Twitter | Reverbnation

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CRYPTIC HYMN.

LONG LIVE KENTUCKY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

UNEARTH – 2015 World Tour Dates

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Unearth - Watchers Of Rule - promo album cover pic - #2014UEMO

As reported on the Unearth Official Facebook:

We will be supporting our new album WATCHERS OF RULE in 2015 with a World Tour. Just a few of the dates have been announced so far, but chances are we will see you all this year. Thank YOU all for your undying support of our albums and tours! See you on the road.

2015 Confirmed Shows And Festivals. Many more to come.

February 19 – Denver, Colorado at the Marquis Theater

February 20 – Edmonton, Alberta at Union Hall (GOTF Fest)

February 21 – Wood Buffalo, Alberta at The Den

March 4 – Nagoya, Japan at Apollo Base

March 5 – Tokyo Japan at O-East

March 6 – Osaka, Japan at Drop

March 8 – Jakarta, Indonesia at Hammersonic Jakarta International Metal Festival

May 2 – Meerhout, Belgium at GROEZROCK

May 5 – Annecy, France at Brise Glase

May 8 – Dunkerque, France at Les 4 Ecluses

May 29 – Nürburg, Germany at Grüne Hölle – Rockfestival am Nürburgring

May 30 – München, Germany at Rockavaria

July 19 – Tolmin, Slovenia at Metaldays 2015

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Watchers of Rule is out now Worldwide. You can grab a copy from our Webstores, in stores or most online retailers.

MerchNOW Webstore –

http://unearth.merchnow.com/produc…/187926/unearth-deluxe-cd
 -Impericon.co.uk

Webstore –

http://www.impericon.com/…/unearth-watchers-of-rule-ltd-dig…

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* For more info on UNEARTH:

Facebook: Unearth Official

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE UNEARTH.

LONG LIVE MASSACHUSETTS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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