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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

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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

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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
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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.

DISSIDENT CLONE “State of Dysphoria” – 4 Song EP Is A Metal Blast!

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

Dissident Clone - State Of Dysphoria - promo album cover pic - #2015DCMO

4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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DISSIDENT CLONEState Of Dysphoria will be released on March 17th, 2015, via Tridroid Records. This is a 4 song EP that blasts its way through with the sonically mixed trio of Metal, Thrash and Punk. The duo that comprises Dissident Clone are: Patrick Morris on guitar/vocals and Chad Brunsell on drums.

I will admit without hesitation that this is one freaking fun EP to listen to! Underground, raw and retro all the way through, this EP is worth that full jar of rainy day beans you’re willing to let go of. Not only musically do Dissident Clone play the Metal, Thrash and Punk combination; Patrick Morris adjusts his vocals very capably based on which style is being played.

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Dissident Clone packs an enormous wallop in just these 4 songs, I am very delighted to say. There’s even some groove Metal and haunting riffage going on with their song Eye Of The Wound. Savvy musicians that have compiled a blue-chip EP are Dissident Clone. I highly recommend to all who appreciate music that kick-starts the party into a ruckus. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track List:

Waiting To Collapse

Servile Sector

Eye Of The Wound

Crushed From Above

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* For more info:

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Facebook: Tridroid Records

Twitter

Bandcamp

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DISSIDENT CLONE.

LONG LIVE WHOOP-ASS MUSIC.

Stone.

Kaotoxin Records Announces First Bands for Kaotoxin Fest #II

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

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After a successful debut, the Kaotoxin Fest will return in 2015 for a second edition that will take place in Lille, France on December 5.

The first festival saw a slew of bands from Kaotoxin Records’ illustrious roster, including  6:33, Ad Patres, Antropofago, Department of Correction, Dehuman, Drawers, Eye Of Solitude, Infected Society, The Lumberjack Feedback, Nephren-Ka, Nolentia, Sidious, Unsu, VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC storming the stage at Lille’s El Diablo club. This year’s edition will be centered on Kaotoxin bands who didn’t perform last year. Confirmed names thus far are as follows:

  • Putrid Offal
  • Savage Annihilation: feat. Bono (ex-Insain) as special guest on bass.
  • Miserable Failure: First gig ever, featuring guest drummer Kevin Foley (Benighted).
  • F Stands For Fuck You: First gig in years.

More artists and many exclusive surprises will be announced in the coming months. For updates, visit: this location.

Kaotoxin Fest #II is sponsored by: MetalOrgie.com.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info:

http://www.kaotoxin.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KAOTOXIN RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

POWER TRIP – Texas Crossover Act Continues Raging Tour Schedule Into New Year

Posted in Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Since the 2013 release of their debut LP, Manifest Decimation, on Southern Lord, Texas maniacs, POWER TRIP, have toured incessantly, bringing their hyperactive brew of modernized-but-old-school thermonuclear crossover to ragers across multiple continents. The ongoing attack will continue into 2015, as the band has just announced a new bash of US tour dates in February and March, with their performance at Florida’s FYA Fest still confirmed before the year comes to a close.

First up, closing their crushing 2014 tour schedule down, POWER TRIP will bring their mayhem to the Fern Park, Florida-based FYA Fest, joining a bruising roster of hardcore acts including Down To Nothing, Incendiary, Code Orange, Cold World, Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, Discourse, Homewrecker and tons of others on December 27th and 28th. From February 23rd through 25th, they’ll raid three Texan towns: Houston, Austin and San Antonio, alongside S.H.I.T..

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On March 3rd, POWER TRIP gets underway with a three-week run through the Midwest and West Coast states, set to conclude at South By So What?! 2015 Festival in Grand Prairie, Texas, on select dates joining Build And Destroy, Title Fight and Merchandise. But as always with these road animals, more dates will undoubtedly be announced in the coming weeks.

POWER TRIP – Tour Dates:

12/28/2014 Orlando Live Events – Fern Park, FL @ FYA Fest w/ Cold World, Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, more [info]

2/23/2015 @ Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ S.H.I.T.

2/24/2015 @ The North Door – Austin, TX w/ S.H.I.T.

2/25/2015 @ 1011 – San Antonio, TX w/ S.H.I.T.

3/03/2015 @ Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO

3/04/2015 @ Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL w/ Build and Destroy

3/05/2015 @ Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Build and Destroy

3/06/2015 @ Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/07/2015 @ The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/08/2015 @ The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/09/2015 @ Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/10/2015 @ Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/12/2015 @ The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/13/2015 @ Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/14/2015 @ The Regent – Los Angeles, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/15/2015 @ The Glass House – Pomona, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/16/2015 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/17/2015 @ Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Merchandise

3/18/2015 @ Primal Skate Shop – Abilene, TX w/ Merchandise

3/22/2015 @ South By So What?! – Grand Prairie, TX [info]

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info on POWER TRIP:

http://www.powertriptx.bandcamp.com

http://www.twitter.com/#!/PowerTripTX

Facebook: Power Trip

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http://www.southernlord.com

http://southernlord.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/SLadmin

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE POWER TRIP.

LONG LIVE TEXAS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEAD EARTH POLITICS – Post New Song From “Men Become Gods” EP

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on December 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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DEAD EARTH POLITICS have posted an unmastered version of Casting Stones, a brand new song set to appear on the band’s forthcoming EP, Men Become Gods. The EP is second in a series of three that began with last year’s acclaimed The Queen of Steel, and is scheduled for a March 2015 release.

Check out “Casting Stones” now at this location or below:

Defined by a relentless work ethic and loyalty to their rabid and ever-growing fanbase, DEAD EARTH POLITICS have launched a perk-laden IndieGoGo pre-order campaign for the EP. Rooted in the notion that music is an art form meant to be shared between artist and audience, supporters can take part in the perpetual rise of DEAD EARTH POLITICS and secure a copy of Men Become Gods (and much more) at the link below.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/dead-earth-politics-men-become-gods

The Queen of Steel is available at deadearthpolitics.bandcamp.com.

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Track List:

Casting Stones

Men Become Gods

Ice & Fire

Crimson Dichotomy

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Praise For DEAD EARTH POLITICS:

“This is more than just a metal EP, it is a testament to the enduring power of the music we all know and love. Blasting and mighty, The Queen of Steel is a clear proof of the bands talent.” – Two Guys Metal Reviews

“Classic Iron Maiden trades blows with ‘Sacrament’ era Lamb Of God. Awesome.”

[4.5/5] – Metal Underground

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on this band:

www.deadearthpolitics.com

www.facebook.com/deadearthpolitics

www.last.fm/music/Dead+Earth+Politics

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEAD EARTH POLITICS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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