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COGNITIVE – New Jersey Death Metal Squad Set to Record New Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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New Jersey’s COGNITIVE will be hitting Full Force Studio to record its second full length album Deformity.

The band will be working with ‘Smoking’ Joe Cincotta who has worked alongside bands such as SUFFOCATION, BODYCOUNT and INTERNAL BLEEDING. Artwork for the album will be created by renowned illustrator Par Olofsson (SPAWN OF POSSESSION, IMMOLATION, ABYSMAL DAWN, JOB FOR A COWBOY). The legendary Alan Douches will master the upcoming album at West West Side (SEPULTURA, CONVERGE, HATEBREED).

Following the addition of new members guitarist Harry Lannon and bassist Ian Bainbridge, COGNITIVE have forged new ground and are eager to unleash the bands new material which will present a more formidable sound and direction. The band is currently seeking a label and aiming to have the album released by March 2016.



12/5: South Jersey Metal Fest- Clementon, NJ

12/6: Blackthorn- Elmhurst, NY


Source: ClawHammer PR

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METALMESSAGE Releases New Promo Sampler “VI”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on November 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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It’s that time again:

Once started in 2004, the popular series of METALMESSAGE PROMOTION SAMPLERS goes on with “VI” since November 5th. Bands worth listening to and cover artists worth seeing will be actively and internationally supported again at the same time.

The detailed and colorful front cover art in the timeless classic Heavy Metal style was created by the Mexican graphic talent Joel Sánchez Rosales:

One can experience and name your price for METALMESSAGE “VI” here:

Track List:
1. ALTECK (Germany)
— . – .- .-.. — . … … .- –. .
2. WARFIELD (Germany)
Barrage Fire
3. SYLVATICA (Denmark)
Evil Seeds
4. EISENHAUER (Germany)
Horse Of Hell
5. INCURSED (Basque Country)
Suaren Lurraldea (The Land Of Fire)
6. RUNNING DEATH (Germany)
Hell On Earth
7. MORTHUS (Germany)
Blinded By The Holy Light
Horsemen Of The Grail
9. CYRENCE (Germany)
The Hospital 06:47
10. HALO CREATION (Austria)
Through The Looking Glass
11. MORTAL PERIL (Germany)
Senor Wampo
12. TOXIC WALTZ (Germany)
Priest Of Lie
13. NORTHLAND (Spain)
When Nature Awakes
The Sovereign Place
15. MYRKGRAV (Norway)
Vonde Auer

MetalMessage - Logo with skull - 2014





Cruz Del Sur Music To Release RAVENSIRE’s “The Cycle Never Ends” In Early 2016

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music videos, rock music with tags , , , on November 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Cruz Del Sur Music welcomes to its roster Portuguese Epic Metal Heroes RAVENSIRE! The label will release the band’s third album The Cycle Never Ends in early 2016. In the meantime, check out their new song “Temple at the End of the World” (the final installment of The White Pillars trilogy) at this location or below:

Formed in 2010, RAVENSIRE built a strong reputation in the European Underground Metal movement, with their two previous albums Iron Will (2012) and We March Forward (2013). Given that RAVENSIRE‘s sound is genuinely devoted to the likes of OMEN, old MANOWAR, and BROCAS HELM, both albums were highly acclaimed by Epic Metal fans, fueling the band’s songwriting on The Cycle Never Ends.

The album will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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OTARGOS – Confirmed For HellFest 2016

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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HellFest Appearance To Mark Band’s 15th Anniversary


Kaotoxin is proud to reveal that OTARGOS will be returning to Hellfest in 2016 to celebrate their 15th anniversary, this marking the fourth time a Kaotoxin artist (after AD PATRES, AZZIARD and DEEP IN HATE) is hitting the stage of this world-class prestigious event.

OTARGOS‘ sixth studio full-length, Xeno Kaos, will be unleashed on November 13th and is currently available for preorder as a 100 copies collector edition boxset CD, limited edition DigiSleeve CD and digital while a crowdfunding campaign is available until November 11 for collector 12-inch LP and cassette tape versions.

Pre-order Xeno Kaos at:

Xeno Kaos collector LP and cassette crowdfunding campaign:

Before the Hellfest, OTARGOS will also co-headline (along CinC) Kaotoxin’s second annual KaotoxinFest on December 5th & 6th in Lille (FR) where FAAL, MISERABLE FAILURE, THE NEGATION, PROJECT FOR BASTARDS, PUTRID OFFAL, SAVAGE ANNIHILATION and WE ALL DIE (laughing) will also perform.

For details visit the KaotoxinFest Facebook Event Page.

Stream Xeno Kaos in full at this location.


Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

Source: ClawHammer PR

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ALL HELL ‘The Red Sect’ – Out Now On Horror Pain Gore Death Productions

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on October 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The Red Sect, the new album North Carolina Blackened Thrashers ALL HELL, is out today on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Purchase and/or stream the album at:

CD orders:

The Red Sect marks a crossroads for the band; the straightforward aggression of their debut blends with a seething, menacing atmosphere-further enhanced by the mixing and mastering skills of TOXIC HOLOCAUST main man Joel Grind, creating an album that is dark, vicious, and compelling. The record’s ten tracks weave a frightful narrative of ritual possession, vengeance, and revolt. The band has further explored and defined their sound, once again drawing influences from a wide array of genres such as Thrash, Black Metal, Deathrock, and Punk.

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Praise for The Red Sect:

“The Red Sect is sure to be on the shortlist for the best underground metal of the year.” – Gear Gods

“A thoroughly electrifying romp, a ripping rampage of thrashing riffs, punk rhythms, and mad-dog snarls. Hooky as hell and as nasty as a famished wolverine.” – No Clean Singing

“A fiesta of satanic proportions where demons, whores and cocaine are abundant.” – Dark Souls United

“A holocaustic punk hybrid of black metal and rock n’ roll, influenced by Motörhead, Thrash Metal tunes and rabid attitude.” – Zombie Ritual Fanzine

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Jacob Curwen – Guitar and Vocals

Kurt Henderson – Drums

Erik Ballantyne – Bass Guitar

Formed in Asheville, North Carolina in 2013, blackened thrash fiends ALL HELL began carving a name for themselves through their early performances and released their debut record, The Devil’s Work, in 2014. Since their 2014 debut release, ALL HELL have been busy sowing chaos through live performances while crafting their sophomore record.

Playing and touring throughout the Southeast, the band has quickly developed a following and earned a reputation as one of the most intense and lethal live acts in the region, having shared the stage with bands like 1349, Black Tusk, Ghoul, Skeletonwitch, and Toxic Holocaust. With their relentless drive, growing support, and two albums under their belt, ALL HELL pushes forward, intent on spreading their hellish music and intense live experience to as many people as possible ALL HELL is currently booking dates for Winter and Spring tours in support of The Red Sect.


Source: ClawHammer PR

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SYNOPSYS – Update On French Post-Metal Band’s Forthcoming Studio Album

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on October 9, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Here’s some news about Synopsys (Post-Metal – France –  Avignon):

Following an EP titled TIMELESS (2014), Synopsys is working on a full album to be released this April or May of 2016.

Listen to and purchase Timeless, below:

The band is working on a medium-length film version of the album. Synopsys will enter the recording studio in mid-December.

Synopsys has launched a fundraising campaign to help in financing the pressing of CDs and Vinyls. A pre-ordering system allows you to reserve the album and help the band.

All information regarding the crowdfunding:


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IRON MAIDEN – The Book Of Souls World Tour 2016 – USA Dates, Cities And Venues Announced

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on October 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Iron Maiden Facebook:

IRON MAIDEN will open The Book Of Souls World Tour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 24 February 2016, playing nine shows in total, finishing up at The Forum, LA on April 15th.

The dates are:

FEB 24 – Ft Lauderdale, FLA – BB&T Center

FEB 26 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

FEB 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center

MAR 30 – New York – Madison Square Garden

APR 05 – Detroit, MI – Palace Of Auburn Hills

APR 06 – Chicago, IL – United Center

APR 11 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

APR 13 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

APR 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

Tickets are on sale Oct 10th with fanclub presale on Oct 6th – see for details.


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