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DEIVOS “Theodicy” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Deivos - Theodicy - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #DMMO

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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On February 15th, 2015, Poland’s DEIVOS released their fourth studio album of Death Metal savagery, via Selfmadegod Records. The album is Theodicy and it’s 6 songs that are damn decent to listen to. Guttural vocals, heavy-duty grooves and melodic guitars (yes, melodic) are showcased in a very big way by DEIVOS; with also an impressive nod to some splendid Speed Metal on the axes too.

The drumming and percussions are so good to listen to that it’s downright supernatural. I have the drummer’s name as Wizun and he is a sonic blast of fireworks behind the kit! This is drumming that sets DEIVOS apart from many other Death Metal bands, with fills aplenty and entertaining as hell. Please note, I’m not talking about copious noise and drumming that is so fast you cannot follow the beats.

Deivos - promo band pic - 2015 - #052315DMO

Vocalist Hubert is a monster treat to listen to and an obvious student of old-school Death Metal. Each song has its own identity; no song on this album falls victim to its own chaos or redundancy, there is songwriting of substance here on Theodicy, my Metal brethren! Originating back in 1997, with lineup changes along the way, DEIVOS has impressively planted themselves within the tier of Death Metal bands that are to be taken serious; for both perseverance and talent, in my Metal opinion. In other Metal words, DEIVOS is no overnight sensation of a Death Metal band.

Overall, this is a very, very strong release from DEIVOS, from beginning to end. DEIVOS truly has kicked my Death Metal loving ass with this album. The album cover artwork is a work of Metal beauty; this is the stuff I want to visually take in. Death Metal and Black Metal fans should be on the lookout for this DEIVOS album. Support DEIVOS and buy Theodicy. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Theodicy – Track Listing:

1. Theodicy, 2. El Shaddai, 3. Ochlocracy, 4. Mandatory Mayhem, 5. Amor Sui, 6. Parasite

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* For more info:

https://www.facebook.com/Deivos

http://www.selfmadegod.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/SelfmadegodRecords

http://www.facebook.com/selfmadegod

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEIVOS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CRYPTOPSY – Releases Teaser For “The Book Of Suffering: Tome 1″

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Cryptopsy - US - Tour Promo Flyer - 2015 - May - MOC

Tech-death gurus Cryptopsy have released a 45-second teaser video for their forthcoming EP, The Book of Suffering: Tome 1. Tome 1 is the first in a planned series of EPs collectively titled The Book of Suffering. Check out the teaser video at this location or below:

A crowd funding campaign is underway to help fund the recording and release of The Book of Suffering. Details, perks and links can be found below.

The band is currently on the road with Disgorge, Erimha, Soreption and The Convalescence on the “Back to the US 2015″ tour. Remaining dates are as follows:

5/23 PENSACOLA, FL @ THE HANDLEBAR

5/24 SAN ANTONIO, TX @ KOROVA

5/25 AUSTIN, TX @ DIRTY DOG

5/26 DALLAS, TX @ GAS MONKEY

5/27 KANSAS CITY, MO @ RIOT ROOM

5/28 DES MOINES, IA @ VAL AIR BALLROOM

5/29 CREST HILL, IL @ BADA BREW

5/30 CUDAHY, WI @ METAL BAR

5/31 CLEVELAND, OH @ AGORA

Cryptopsy - classic band logo - 2015 - #0523CMO

Three years after unleashing their acclaimed self-titled album, Cryptopsy will release a series of EPs entitled The Book of Suffering. This approach will allow the band to put out new music more often while remaining true to their standards of quality.

After being on a record label for their entire career, Cryptopsy decided to go independent in 2012. Supported by their fans, Cryptopsy distributed and sold thousands of albums across the globe and had the opportunity to tour Japan, Western and Eastern Europe, the UK, South America, Scandinavia and Canada. They are now embarking on a crowd funding campaign that will allow them to give their fans more in terms of videos and enhanced live show production.

Cryptopsy’s crowdfunding campaign is open with exclusive t-shirts, girly tank tops, hoodies, CDs and vinyls. In addition to the more traditional merchandise, they are offering signed Flo Mounier cymbals, online lessons with each band member, guest performances and a song mix by their guitarist and sound engineer Chris Donaldson.

For those who are interested in memorabilia, they are offering stage banners that have been used since 2012. Cryptopsy’s $20,000 goal will fund the recording, mixing and mastering of The Book of Suffering Tome 1, as well as produce artwork, a music video and stage banners. Additional rewards such as a play-through video, a tour documentary and more music will be unlocked for all backers if they surpass their goal.

Cryptopsy - classic band logo - 2015 - #0523CMO

Cryptopsy have stated: “We hope that every extreme metal fan will be exposed to The Book of Suffering Tome 1.  We are extremely proud of the material; it is some of the most brutal, technical and fresh music we have ever created.”

Crowdfunding details can be found at the links below: 

Crowdfund Link: http://igg.me/at/cryptopsy

Crowdfund Pitch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuqOOK1UeX0

Crowdfund / US Tour Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QsHUaq8MJQ

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Website: www.Cryptopsy.ca

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Cryptopsymetal

Youtube: www.youtube.com/CryptopsyDeathMetal

Bandcamp: www.cryptopsyofficial.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CRYPTOPSY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Festival Returning For Year Three

Posted in Extreme Metal, horror movies, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Housecore Horror Festival - November 2015 - promo flyer - #111315MOPHA

Legendary metal frontman and Housecore Records founder, Philip H. Anselmo, is bringing his horror-themed film and metal festival back for a third year. After a great ride in Austin, the festival will kick off in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater on November 13th – 15th, 2015.

The decision to return was driven by the desire to honor his friend and festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell, who tragically passed away last October. Mitchell was the driving creative force behind the festival’s success and Anselmo believes there is no better way to pay tribute to his friend than to carry on for a third year.

“I’ve got a great team in place to help make this what Corey and I wanted it to be,” he says. “There are a lot of mixed emotions here because no one can replace him. But, we know he would want this to continue and so that’s what we’re going to do. We miss him and think about him every day.”

Bands already confirmed to play are Suffocation, AutopsyCripple Bastards, Nails, SYk & Dalila KayrosYOBEyehategod, Child BiteWarbeast and many more to be announced soon. Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor will be booking bands this year and will help Anselmo craft a musical lineup that would make Mitchell proud.

In addition to showcasing the best in extreme metal, the festival will screen film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and Mitchell. Horror filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films and winners will be selected in various categories and given the coveted Rot-Scar Award. “When Corey and I started this thing, it was important to us that we help independent filmmakers get their incredible work discovered,” Anselmo continues. “Nothing has changed, in that respect.”

Tickets to go on sale soon! Stay tuned for additional announcements.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com

http://www.facebook.com/HousecoreHorrorFilmFestival

http://www.twitter.com/HousecoreHorror

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HOUSECORE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL.

REST IN PEACE, COREY MITCHELL.

Stone.

Ronnie James Dio Forever

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on May 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Ronnie James Dio - promo pic - 052015MORJD01F

Our

Metal

Hero

Is

Gone

And

Will

Never

Be

Forgotten.

MetalOdyssey

Rest In Peace, Ronnie James Dio.

July 1oth, 1942 – May 16th, 2010.

Forever In Our Metal Hearts.

Stone.

CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC To Release DARK QUARTERER’s ‘Ithaca’ On Vinyl LP Format In September

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , on May 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Dark Quarterer - Ithaca - promo vinyl album cover pic - 2015

CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC is proud to announce the vinyl LP release of DARK QUARTERER‘s new album Ithaca. The target date for release is September 19th. The album was released on April 25th on CD by Metal on Metal Records, to much acclaim.

Mastered specifically for vinyl format, the release will include two exclusive 2010, live bonus tracks that were specifically chosen by the band for their quality and uniqueness. The first is a version of band’s own classic “War Tears.”  This version of the track is sung in Italian, making the interpretation of singer Gianni Nepi  particularly passionate. The second  is the long, touching piece “Deep Wake,” another song that shows Dark Quarterer’s incredible skills. In addition to over 70 minutes of stellar, progressive metal music, this deluxe DOUBLE LP GATEFOLD EDITION will also include a 4-page booklet with lyrics and a download card.

Ithaca is a concept album inspired by the 1911’s poem of the same title by a Greek poet, Konstantinos P. Kavafis (Constantine P. Cavafy), who used  Odysseus’s travel from the Trojan Wars back to his home-island as a metaphor for the journey of life; the goal is not important, but the journey itself. Stylistically, it’s a mix of ’80s epic heavy metal with ’70s progressive rock, and some elements of doom.

Dark Quarterer - Ithaca - promo vinyl album banner - 2015 - 0515MODQ

1. The Path of Life
2. Night Song
3. Mind Torture
4. Escape
5. Nostalgia
6. Rage of Gods
7. Last Fight
8. Peace
9. War Tears (live)*
10. Deep Wake (live) *

*Vinyl-only bonus track

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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* For more info:

www.facebook.com/DarkQuarterer

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DARK QUARTERER.

Stone.

“A Light In The Black – A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio” 2 CD Releases On May 22nd, via Massacre Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

A Light In The Black - A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #052215MOMR

2 CDs. 12 bands. 20 songs.

“A Light In The Black – A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio out on May 22nd via MASSACRE RECORDS!

Pre-order the Ronnie James Dio 2-CD tribute “A Light In The Black – A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio” on iTunes: http://geni.us/diotribute

Every pre-order includes the instant grat track “Sacred Heart” by Crystal Ball!

A Light In The Black - A Tribut To Ronnie James Dio - promo album promo banner - 2015 - #0373MORJD

Source:

Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014

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

MetalOdyssey

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS. 

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 12th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Faster Pussycat - House Of Pain - promo CD single cover pic - 1990 - #90MOFP0512

On May 12th, 1990FASTER PUSSYCAT had their power ballad, House Of Pain, sitting at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the second studio album from FASTER PUSSYCAT, released in 1989: Wake Me When It’s Over.

Veil Of Maya - Matriarch - promo album cover pic - 2015

On May 12th, 2015 – The new studio album from VEIL OF MAYA is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

Sirenia - promo band pic - 2015 - #051215SMO

Sirenia - The Seventh Life Path - promo album banner - 2015 - #051215MO03S

On May 12th, 2015 – The new studio album from Norway’s SIRENIA is ranked at #8, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Billy Squier - Essential Billy Squier - promo album cover pic - #33

Billy Squier - website banner promo - 2014 - #051233BS

On May 12th, 1950, Billy Squier was born. Happy Birthday, Billy Squier! Hell and yeah!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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