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WITCH CROSS – Metal Warriors To Perform At Chaos Descends Festival In Germany

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Chaos Descends Festival - July 2015 - promo flyer - Witch Cross

Witch Cross will play the Chaos Descends Festival in Germany on July 18th!

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NEUROSIS – To Embark On Their Most Extensive Stateside Tour In Over Fifteen Years This Summer

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on May 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As their thirtieth anniversary nears, NEUROSIS will be hitting the road in their most extensive touring of the North American continent in over fifteen years this Summer, the announcement falling as the dust still settles on Baltimore following their crushing performance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest.

Not since prior to the turn of the millennium has the mighty NEUROSIS embarked on a tour of this size, as this week the band confirms more than a dozen new tour dates between the end of July and the middle of August throughout the Midwestern, East Coast, and Southern US states and the lower Eastern portion of Canada. Besides the extensive nature of the tour, they will also be playing in cities and states which they have not visited since the ’90s.

For this widespread endeavor, NEUROSIS will bring an array of excellent acts to the stage with them, including support from labelmates Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, featuring Tad Doyle, for the entire trek, as well as eight shows with nomadic doomsday cult, The Body, five dates with expansive rock duo, Sumac (members of Baptists, Old Man Gloom, ex-Isis, etc.), and one show each with Pinkish Black and labelmates Iron Tongue. This all comes in addition to NEUROSIS’ previously announced inclusion in the massive, three-day Heavy Montréal Festival consuming August 7th – 9th, where the band will perform the opening night with the likes of Mastodon, Meshuggah, Gorguts, Arch Enemy and many others.

Tickets for the impending NEUROSIS tour will go on sale for all shows this Friday, May 29th.


NEUROSIS – Tour Dates:

7/31/2015 Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/01/2015 Mill City – Minneapolis, MN w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/02/2015 The Majestic – Madison, WI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/03/2015 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/04/2015 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/05/2015 St. Andrews – Detroit, MI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/06/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/07/2015 HeavyMontréal-Montréal, QC w/ Mastodon,Meshuggah,Gorguts, Arch Enemy [info]

8/08/2015 Paradise – Boston, MA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac, The Body
8/09/2015 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/11/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/12/2015 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/14/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/15/2015 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Iron Tongue
8/16/2015 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Pinkish Black


As their ongoing legacy nears its thirty-year mark, NEUROSIS has become an institution of heavy music. From their beginnings as a hardcore punk band in the mid-’80s to their gradual evolution into a transcendent and genre-defying collective, the Oakland, California natives have broken ground at every turn, pioneering a sound that influenced heavyweights including Isis, Mastodon and High On Fire and inspiring endless legions of fans with their expansive, mind-altering works.

In 2012, NEUROSIS released one of their most ambitious albums to date, with Honor Found In Decay, cultivated through their own Neurot Recordings. Recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio and mastered by John Golden of Golden Mastering, the album showcased the band taking their esoteric but leveling and categorization-free style of extreme music to even diverse areas of exploration.

Following the record release show, the outfit disbanded with the longtime visuals that had accompanied their live set nearly since inception, empowering their anthems in a drastically more human approach. Since the album’s release, NEUROSIS has been more active tour-wise than they have since before the turn of the millennium, and seemingly shows no time of ending the campaign any time soon.


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MURASHITA – Recording Studio Update For Debut EP; “Retribution” Lyric Video Streaming Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Murashita - logo - 2014 - Masaki Murashita

Below is a quick studio update about MURASHITA’s forthcoming debut EP. Take a listen to Masaki Murashita, my fellow Metal brethren:

Crank up below, MURASHITA – Retribution (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO) and show your eardrums NO Metal mercy! This song kicks supreme METAL ass! METAL Be Thy Name!!

Retribution features Masaki Murashita on guitar and vocals, bassist Kelly Conlon (DEATH, MONSTROSITY, VITAL REMAINS), drummer Kevin Talley (SUFFOCATION, SIX FEET UNDER, CHIMAIRA) and was Mixed by Ryan Greene (Megadeth, NOFX).

Lyrics/Music by Masaki Murashita

Below: Support MURASHITA and purchase Retribution! 

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About Masaki Murashita:

Masaki Murashita first showed his scorching riffs and powerful songwriting, along with his blistering and aggressive vocal style with the critically acclaimed modern thrash band Hemoptysis.

Combining elements of melody, thrash and modern extreme metal, Masaki molded his own razor-sharp brand of metal that has left audiences and critics alike awestruck and demanding more.

Not content to rest on his already impressive work with Hemoptysis, Masaki is in the process of writing and producing his first solo album. He is pushing his songwriting, musicianship and incendiary metal style to a new level.

Masaki will be joined in his new project with several other well-respected musicians in the metal scene, proving that he can stand with the best metal players in the industry and hold his own with his unique brand of sonic aggression.

Masaki’s Endorsements: ESP Guitars, Engl Amps, EMG Pickups, Providence cables, straps and effects, Morley pedals, ISP Technologies, Voodoo Lab, InTune Guitar Picks and SIT Strings.


Masaki Murashita bio courtesy of Masaki Murashita Facebook.

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JAG PANZER “The Age Of Mastery” Expanded Edition CD Out On June 30th, 2015, via Skol Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Jag Panzer “The Age Of Mastery” expanded edition CD out on June 30, 2015, on Skol Records. Limited to 1000 copies only!

Pre-order (Europe):

First official CD reissue since 1998. Expanded edition incl. thick booklet with all lyrics, lot of previously unseen pictures and new liner notes written by Mark Briody & Harry Conklin. Limited to only 1000 copies. One of the best Heavy Metal albums of the ’90s, incl. ultimate classics such as “Iron Eagle” and “Chain Of Command”!


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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!


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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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:










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: 

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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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