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SERPENTINE PATH – Debuts First Single From Sophomore Relapse LP

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Relapse Records has just released the first single to be released from the second LP from NYC morbid Sludge Metal kingpins, SERPENTINE PATH.

The highly anticipated follow-up to SERPENTINE PATH’s self-titled 2012 debut, Emanations, is the band’s first studio venture featuring new second guitarist Stephen Flam, the mastermind behind NYC doom/death legends, Winter – aligned with founding members Tim Bagshaw (ex-Ramesses, ex-Electric Wizard) and a triad of ex-Unearthly Trance members, bassist Jay Newman, drummer Darren Verni and vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (The Howling Wind). Capturing forty-five minutes of true sludge punishment from this true underground all-star team, Emanations was recorded by Newman, as with their debut, after which it was mastered at Audiosiege, the album dredging forth the band’s most demoralizing and anguish-filled slow-motion chaos yet, and fittingly enshrouded by striking artwork by in-house Relapse artist Orion Landau.

“Disfigured Colossus” is the fourth of Emanations‘ seven grueling tracks, and has been today released in several methods of dispersal, now playing at Youtube and Soundcloud HERE.

Listen to Disfigured Colossus, below!

Emanations will see release through Relapse on May 27th, 2014 on CD, LP and digital formats; preorders for the album can be placed HERE, and via iTunes HERE.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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PRIZEHOG – Eolian Empire Prepares To Release Third LP From Celestial Space Sludge Trio

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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PRIZEHOG, the massive, mind-bending Portland-by-way-of-the-Bay-Area trio, exists on their own cosmic plane. Combining meditative grooves, punishing sludge, dazzling melodies, ultra-heavy psych, and crunchy riffs aplenty using a baffling and impossibly cryptic calculus, the outfit has created its own bizarro universe of heaviness. 

Re-Unvent the WhoolPRIZEHOG‘s third full-length release, is a magnificent, powerful LP; a byzantine labyrinth of impenetrable riffs, crushing dirges, heavy hooks, and warped excursions wrapped up in triumphant progressions made complete with downshifted bellows and dark cries; perplexing and mystifying yet grand, spellbinding, enthralling, and uncannily soulful. It’s a record full of depth, complexity, power, humor, and beauty.

Recorded and mixed by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Tool, Russian Circles) at his new Sun Valley studio Sound of Sirens, Re-Unvent the Whool is focused, sophisticated, and masterfully produced to showcase the exquisite but intense interaction within the trio: guitars, synths, and drums push and pull one another as they crunch, crush, whirl, weave, and straight up rock their way through mazes of dynamic and dramatic movements, adding layers upon layers to sculpt mountains of sonic majesty. Pitched-down vocals, at once otherworldly and deeply human, shift between omnipotent bellows, soulful wails, and surprisingly gorgeous chants, elevating the whole enterprise to a whole other level. Re-Unvent the Whool is a truly unique vision of genuine heaviness unlike anything you’ve heard, and bears an equally unique cover painting by New York artist Chris Jehly.

Eolian Empire will let PRIZEHOG out of the cages on March 4th via digital download and 180-gram vinyl LP. The street date will be celebrated early at a hometown record release gala on February 28th at Portland’s The Know, sharing the stage with Thrones and PolstPRIZEHOG is also currently scheduling a full US tour for May, with those dates to be released in the coming weeks. Preorders for the album are now live at the Eolian Empire fort HERE.


2/28/2014 The Know – Portland, OR – record release show w/ Thrones, Polst

Re-Unvent the Whool Track Listing:

1. Paradiggum

2. Whoady

3. Shed

4. Awsme Bube

5. Irrevelant

6. Gnumskull, the Ruler


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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STONEBURNER – Portland Sludge Slingers Reveal Album Details

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Portland sludge slingers and recent Neurot family additions, STONEBURNER, are readying to unleash their forthcoming new full-length, Life DrawingThe follow-up to their 2012 debut, Sickness Will Pass, which The Sludgelord appropriately crowned “an ugly, visceral and truly terrifying beast of an album,”and Metal Underground dubbed “a bruising sludge/doom debut that is the perfect antidote to the dog days of summer,” features nine rumbling odes of bottom-heavy hostility and emotional decay.

Recorded, mixed and produced by Fester at Haywire Studios, mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering — both in Portland — and swathed in the visually abrasive cover art of J.J. Shirey, Life Drawing promises to hurl STONEBURNER’s habitually chest-caving sludge mantras to entirely new realms of earth-deteriorating heaviness.

Comments the band in a collective statement: “Lyrically we’ve always focused on personal matters, and one theme that particularly seems to keep coming up on this record is the struggle to be a decent person in a world that keeps doing its best to cause you not to be. J.J. Shirey, who paints our album covers, is part of the STONEBURNER brotherhood and we have absolute faith in him. We have him sit in on rehearsals, read our lyrics, and then we send him off to come up with whatever he thinks best suits the material. We feel that this piece absolutely captures the mood of trying to grow and heal, but constantly finding yourself falling back into the darkness caused by emotional and physical addictions. The world isn’t always a happy, beautiful place, and neither is our music. Thanks to J.J. you’re going to sense that before you even hear the album.”


Life Drawing Track Listing:

1. Some Can

2. Caged Bird

3. Drift

4. An Apology To A Friend In Need

5. Pale New Eyes

6. Giver Of Birth

7. Done

8. You Are The Worst

9. The Phoenix

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STONEBURNER features a persuasive musical ancestry that winds through Buried At Sea, Buried Blood, Heathen Shrine and others. Named after a subterranean weapon from the novel DuneSTONEBURNER deliver a wholly organic orchestration of captivating, crustified doom metal, their torrid hymns bathed in internal agony, anguish and despair. To define STONEBURNER, one need only look to the list of bands with whom they’ve shared the stage: Yob, Sleep, Eyehategod, Neurosis, Buzzov-en, Weedeater, Saint Vitus, Watain, Tragedy, Noothgrush, Graves At Sea, Lord Dying, Drop Dead, Whitehorse, Wind Hand, Bastard Noise…

Life Drawing will be unleashed via Neurot Recordings later this Spring. Stay tuned for further info.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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EYEHATEGOD – Announces Last Minute California Takeover

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on January 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Following the unfortunate cancellation of the Australian leg of their 25 Years Of Dysfunctional Family Abuse Tour, New Orleans road hounds, EYEHATEGOD, will take over California with seven recently booked matinee and evening assaults throughout San Diego, Santa Ana, Ventura and Los Angeles. Now christened the Undermining Society’s Rules Since 1988 West Coast Tour, the late additions, which commenced yesterday, serve as a precursor to the band’s already announced live attacks on Reno, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle and Denver next week.

Comments the band: “We believe these things happen for a reason and have now arranged a number of pick up gigs on the West Coast. Sincere apologies to our Australian friends and fans. We love you and are truly disappointed in what happened. We are already in talks to reschedule the tour and get back over as soon as possible.”


EYEHATEGOD: Undermining Society’s Rules Since 1988 West Coast Tour

1/17/2014 Bancroft Bar – San Diego, CA

1/18/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA (matinee show)

1/18/2014 Bombay – Ventura, CA (evening show)

1/19/2014 East 7th Street Warehouse – Los Angeles, CA (matinee show)

1/19/2014 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA (evening show)

1/20/2014 Down And Out – Los Angeles, CA

1/21/2014 Aladdin – Pomona, CA

1/22/2014 Jub Jubs – Reno, NV

1/23/2014 Brick And Mortar – San Francisco, CA

1/24/2014 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA

1/25/2014 The Highline – Seattle, WA

1/26/2014 The Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

Can’t make your way West? Check out EYEHATEGOD’s guest appearance on the The Very “M.A.N.I.C.” Jimmy Cabbs Show this Sunday from 1:00pm – 4:00pm PST at THIS LOCATION.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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HULL – Sludge Rock Collaborative Releases Seminal Viking Funeral EP On Limited Edition Vinyl

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , on December 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Brooklyn sludge rock conjurors, HULL, are pleased to unleash their seminal Viking Funeral EP on limited edition vinyl.

Recorded in 2006 by the band and Dave Liles and co-produced with Brett Romnes (I Am The Avalanche), the epic EP features two movements weighing in at almost seventeen-minutes and is widely considered the band’s magnum opus.

Viking Funeral was originally issued on CD by HULL and on vinyl via Science of Silence Records (on ox blood vinyl and black swirl). The vinyl repressing comes via the band’s newly launched Iron Orchestra Works imprint with updated artwork. Limited to 250 copies — 125 purple/silver swirl and 125 black/silver swirl - Viking Funeral 2.0 comes hand numbered and includes a new jacket design, a B-side laser etching with artwork by Jorden Haley (Bird Ov Prey), digital download card, and parchment insert with artwork by David Cook (Bone Thrower).

Order your copy today while supplies last at THIS LOCATION.


Critical Praise:

“…a masterful release.” – Hellride 

“A thrilling ride.” – The Sleeping Shaman


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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STONEBURNER – Portland Sludge Metallers Join The Neurot Recordings Family

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The Neurot Recordings family is pleased to welcome the audio devastation that is Portland’s STONEBURNER to their expanding roster of forward-thinking music.

Featuring four members with a compelling musical ancestry that winds through Buried At Sea, Buried Blood, Heathen Shrine and more, STONEBURNER - named after a subterranean weapon from the novel Dune – spews forth a groin-churning orchestration of crust-strewn, hypnotic, sludge metal, their torrid odes glazed with pain and distress. The band will unleash the follow-up to their 2012 debut full-length, Sickness Will Pass, which The Sludgelord fittingly crowned, “an ugly, visceral and truly terrifying beast of an album,” via Neurot Recordings this Spring. Titled Life Drawing, the offering promises to take their sonic crush to entirely new levels of heaviness.

Notes the STONEBURNER collective on their union with Neurot: “We’ve been working on the material for this album for a long time now and couldn’t feel better about how it’s come together. We’re humbled and honored that Neurot have asked to be involved. Since the band formed, we’ve always done our best to work with people we respect and know personally, signing to Neurot is an extension of that…another step in combining our personal and musical lives and bringing it all full circle.”

STONEBURNER was spawned in early 2008 though the bands’ familial roots reach back two decades. To describe STONEBURNER‘s music one need only look to the list of bands with whom they’ve shared the stage: Yob, Sleep, Eyehategod, Neurosis, Buzzov-en, Weedeater, Saint Vitus, Watain, Tragedy, Noothgrush, Graves At Sea, Lord Dying, Drop Dead, Whitehorse, Wind Hand, Bastard Noise and so on. For STONEBURNER, it’s all about domination through amplification and soul-cleansing catharsis.


Elijah Boland – guitar

Jason Depew – guitar

Damon Kelly – bass/vocals

Jesse McKinnon - drums/vocals

Further STONEBURNER intel, including Life Drawing release date and track listing, to be announced in the coming weeks.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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EASTERN SPELL “Entraced” – Southern Maine’s Underground DOOM METAL Troupe’s New Single Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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EASTERN SPELLUnderground Doom Metal has raised its calamitous head in Southern Maine. An underground Doom Metal sound that when played at maximum volume, the vibrations are equated to a one ton sledgehammer, as it’s being struck down upon a bolstered granite ledge; crippling and destroying all other sounds around it for miles. EASTERN SPELL is this underground Doom Metal troupe that makes such sonic Sludge enormity, as they, along with their new single, Entraced, are:

Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

At 11:10 long, Entraced is a Doom Metal epic, one that is capable of registering an impressive reading on the Richter magnitude scale. Seriously, no shit. This Doomed offering from EASTERN SPELL is an apocalyptic death march to a bottomless pit of hellfire; an evil hole of death that echoes the tormented souls of bubble-gum Pop fans, the sorry ones who’ve been eliminated from existence.

Listen And Watch For Yourself, Below, An Exercise In Underground Doom Metal Dominance! Metal Be Thy Name.

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Dan Rich – Guitar

Angus McFarland – Guitar

Eric Rancourt – Drums

Dennis Lausier – Bass

Chris Corrado  -Vocals


 This new single, Entraced, along with its video, are to prepare YOU and the world, for their record coming out late Winter!

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PRIMITIVE MAN “SCORN” – A Scathing, Blackened Doom Journey To The Outer Cliffs Of Hell

Posted in doom metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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PRIMITIVE MAN – As I listen to Scorn, I cannot help seeing myself being pulled into an invading dark vacuum that drops me upon the outer cliffs of hell. Seriously, the mood, atmosphere, vocals and overpowering vibes from Scorn sound so hellish that it’s ridiculously scary. Then again, that’s what Dark, Blackened and raging Metal will do to me every time. However, Primitive Man just comes across as so legitimately evil that I cannot help applaud their authenticity.

Primitive Man’s debut album Scorn will be reissued by the mighty Relapse Records on August 20th, 2013. Scorn exhibits some deadly serious Doom Metal, mixed with some Sludge and splattered with more darkness than a cloudy Northern sky during the height of Winter in Norway. It’s very difficult for me not to become (somewhat) hypnotized by the constant thundering stomp that Scorn radiates with its beats. Fuzzed-out, old school guitar tones blanket this album with a slice of Industrial noise and (a feeling of) cavernous atmospherics for special effects, making Scorn all the more legitimately chilling.

The title song (and album opener) is an epic that clocks in around 11:44 and is so memorable that I want to scream my face off in Metal jubilation. 

If the album cover artwork doesn’t scare the shit out of you, then trust me, listening to Scorn by yourself with the lights dimmed or completely off will. Primitive Man is one Metal band from Denver, Colorado, that I want on my Metal side of the fence. I cringe at the thought of really hearing this band becoming pissed off to higher heights; Scorn has been a Metal lesson well deserved and more than welcomed for my Metal soul. Metal be thy name.

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Astral Sleep



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DRUNK DAD – Noise/Sludge Quartet’s EP Is The Eolian Empire’s Next Conquest

Posted in experimental rock, grindcore, Music, noise rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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In a constant barrage of new noise from Portland-based D.I.Y. noisemongers Eolian Empire, the label’s next conquest comes by way of the filthifying new 12” from local metalworkers DRUNK DAD.

If they weren’t such dirty fuckers they’d be one of the town’s shining success stories of unrelenting hard work and dedication: in a surprisingly short time DRUNK DAD went from favorite-band-shirts-on-their-hearts-on-their-sleeves to a unique and dynamic fusion of the heavy, the noisy, and the aggro, with a healthy dose of high drama, as they consistently churn out some of the most devastating live sets Portland has seen in years. Complex but in-your-face arrangements, push-pull duel-guitar interplay, searing behind-the-head leads, heavy motherfucking bass, and hard-hitting, tight, technical traps with dynamic, disturbing vocals to hold it all together evolves to ethical scumbaggery at its finest.

Morbid Reality, the first vinyl release from Portlandian shitstarters DRUNK DAD, merges off-kilter sludge/noise the Pacific Northwest perpetuates so well into a drugged-out but aggro vibe; elements of scathing crust-ish degenerate punk brutality of El Dopa or Dystopia are cold-filtered with slow-motion acerbic sludge basslines and noxious riffage with a post-Melvins experimental vibe.

Eolian Empire will drop the four-song Morbid Reality via 12” vinyl and digital download on June 11th. In the meantime, DRUNK DAD were recently caught intoxicating the public via Eolian’s massive KEEP OUR HEADS Portland underground compilation alongside twenty-five more of the city’s finest filthriffing acts. Get wrecked with their pungent “S.O.U.” anthem from the comp RIGHT HERE.

Following their spot on one of the Eolian Empire KEEP OUR HEADS record release shows over the weekend, DRUNK DAD have the coolers loaded with frothy ammo as they plan on stumbling south across California this week, with shows booked in Eureka, Oakland and a happy-hour double in San Francisco. They also just booked a hometown record release show at Portland’s Ash Street Saloon with labelmates Diesto on June 7th, with much more public drunkenness to be had in the Summer months.


DRUNK DAD Public Intoxications:

5/02/2013 The Shanty – Eureka, CA w/ Apocryphon, AM Beers

5/03/2013 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA w/ Augers, Old Crow, Abstractor

5/04/2013 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA w/ Prizehog, Connoisseur

5/05/2013 Bay Area 51 – San Francisco, CA w/ Unifried, Mansion

6/07/2013 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR w/ Diesto


Morbid Reality - Track Listing:

1. Guts

2. Seizure

3. Ritual

4. Scum Fee


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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SADGIQACEA Album “False Prism” Confirmed For Release via Candlelight Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Candlelight Records today confirms May 7th as the North American release date for False Prism, the debut full-length from SADGIQACEA. Produced by Chris Grigg (Woe), the album’s four mammoth songs will pummel listeners for close to 40-minutes. The album follows their 2011 EP, Submerged in Manichea (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions) and two regarded split recordings with Ominous Black and Grass (Anthropic).

Heavy Planet says, “While destroying everything in their path, Philadelphia-based SADGIQACEA creates an inspiring assault of devastation. Crushing riffs and ambient beauty swirl as the vocals bark… epic and full-on sludge.” Fueled by the duo of Evan Schaefer (vocals/guitar) and Fred Grabosky (vocals/drums), the band has already proven themselves road savvy. Plans are already in order to return to the road for the album’s springtime release. “We are honored to be working with Candlelight Records and ready to spread our music to masses with their support,” says the band. “We are currently planning our second full American tour with our Philadelphia brothers Hivelords for Summer 2013.”

Formed in 2010, SADGIQACEA (pronounced sad-juh-kay-sha) forge a diverse sonic palette that has been likened at times to Neurosis, Intronaut, Weakling, and Kylesa. Musically and artistically, the band draws from a melting pot of influences that together presents a lush yet tension-filled sound. They call it, “music for our trodden minds and sodden souls.” SADGIQACEA has performed alongside 40 Watt Sun, Floor, Cough, Weedeater, Fight Amp, Mose Giganticus, ASG, Funeral Pyre, Hull and countless others in their still short history.

Recorded early September 2012 at Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, False Prism features sparring use of overdubs; the band wishing to preserve the authentic recording quality of the live performance. Writing and performing as a duo, the unique band is committed to their craft. Discussing the album SADGIQACEA says, “The album has themes of inner struggle, spirituality, and our own reflections on the dualistic nature of the evil that we all see and experience in our lives.”

Falm Prism will be released on CD and vinyl (under license to Anthropic Records).


False Prism Track Listing:

1. False Segments

2. False Cross

3. False Prism

4. True Darkness


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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EYEHATEGOD To Tour Australia For The First Time Ever, Band Appears In HBO’s Treme

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , on November 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Following a torrid Summer run of live takeovers across Europe and the West Coast, New Orleans’ minstrels of blown speakers and bruised feelings will bring their audio wreckage to Australian fans for the first time ever! The trek will commence November 17 with a local, pre-tour performance at Siberia [Tickets].

From there, the band will head to the land down under where they’ll play their first show in Brisbane on November 21 before systematically leveling stages through Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. And the beatings don’t end there: The Louisiana dirge miscreants will bring 2012 to a celebratory close with two shows at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn.


EYEHATEGOD Tour Dates Fall 2012:

11/17/2012 Siberia – New Orleans, LA

11/21/2012 The Zoo – Brisbane, Australia

11/22/2012 Manning Bar – Sydney, Australia

11/23/2012 ANU Bar – Canberra, Australia

11/24/2012 Billboards – Melbourne, Australia

11/25/2012 Cherryfest – Melbourne, Australia

11/27/2012 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [Tickets]

11/28/2012 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [Tickets]

In related news, EYEHATEGOD recently appeared in an episode #27 of HBO series Treme. Check out the scene at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, new track “New Orleans Is The New Vietnam” recently made its recorded debut in 7” form via A389 Recordings! Copies are still available HERE.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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OBELYSKKH – German Doom Unit Premiere New Track Via The Obelisk

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Elusive German Doom quartet OBELYSKKH have completed their second full-length, White Lightnin’,confirmed for release via the avant-garde-minded riffmongers at Exile On Mainstream Records in North America on October 16th.

Today the aficionados of thunderous riffage at The Obelisk have gladly premiered a brand new track from OBELYSKKH, and not simply because of the obvious name kinship… but because they were the right doomsters for the job. Deafen all in earshot with the fourth track from White Lightnin’, the six-and-a-half minute homage to their previous album, via “Mount Nysa” RIGHT HERE.

Amidst tours and live performances throughout Germany and abroad since their 2008 inception, White Lightnin’ follows-up OBELYSKKH’s long-time-comin’ debut Mount Nysa, which was released in 2011 via now defunct German label Droehnhaus, nearly four years after the band’s formation. Following the immediately incredible response from the Doom/Sludge scene it received, the band decided  against a massive gap until the next album, and over the turn of the year into 2011 set up camp with Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Mr. Bungle, Eyehategod, High On Fire, Melvins, etc.) to capture, mix and master their new work.

The more than hour-long White Lightnin’ is a roaring tour de force of catchy, flowing Sludge/Doom with just the right amount of atmospheric properties to counter its skull-shattering low-end assault, drawing from pure filth through psychedelic soundscapes into postrock and back. The output of OBELYSKKH is crushing but it also breathes some kind of repetitive mantra-like ambition, which clears the air here and there and thus declines total negativity. Diehards of Sleep, Ufomammut, Electric Wizard and labelmates Black Shape of Nexus will unquestionably embrace this outfit’s offerings into their record collections.

White Lightnin’ Track Listing:

1. The Enochian Keys

2. Elegy

3. The White Lightning

4. Mount Nysa

5. Amphetamine Animal

6. Abysmal Desert Cavern

7. Invocation To The Old Ones


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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EYEHATEGOD – Announce West Coast Dates For August & September

Posted in hardcore, hardcore metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Following a successful midsummer takeover on the Europe Is The New Vietnam Tour,Louisiana’s favorite Hardcore, Blues-based, post-amplificated dirgesmiths, EYEHATEGOD, will bring their sonic debauchery to the left coast  later this month on the Western Nihilism Front Tour 2012 . The near-weeklong trek will commence on August 29 and systematically lay waste to Denver, Portland, Oakland, Seattle, Los Angeles and Santa Ana.

EYEHATEGOD Western Nihilism Front Tour 2012:

8/29/2012 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

8/30/2012 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

8/31/2012 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA

9/01/2012 Bumbershoot – Seattle, WA

9/03/2012 Los Globos – Los Angeles,CA

9/04/2012 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

In related news, new track “New Orleans Is The New Vietnam” will make its recorded debut in 7” form via A389 Recordings later this summer. For further info visit:


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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HULL – Brooklyn Sludge Rockers Announce New Tour Dates

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal, sludge rock with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Band To Appear On Mutants Of The Monster II Fest

Brooklyn Sludge Rock instigators, HULL, today announce a short run of tour dates to close out the Summer. Set to commence on August 25 in Annandale, Virginia, the band will wage their sonic crush upon seven cities including an appearance on the Mutants Of The Monster Fest II this coming Labor Day Weekend. This will mark HULL’s first tour without longtime guitarist Drew Mack.

Comments the band in a collective statement: “We are honored to perform at Mutants Of The Monster II Festival in Little Rock organized by, none other than, CT of Rwake, Slow Southern Steel, Iron Tongue, et al. We are very excited to get back on the road and pay homage to the land, in this next chapter of HULL. Baptized in blood, ye hath forge thine surrender to the night.”

The tour poster features artwork by Jorden Haley, creator of the band’s epic Viking Funeral imagery:

HULL Summer Tour 2012:

8/25/2012 The Cellar Door – Annandale, VA w/ Auroboros

8/26/2012 BP House – Richmond, VA

8/27/2012 Chapel Hill Underground – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Caltrop, Systems

8/28/2012 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Stallone, Hawks

8/29/2012 Spring Street Fire House – Birmingham, AV w/ Black Hole Kids, Central Fires

8/31/2012 Mutants Of The Monster II Fest – Little Rock, AR w/ Rwake, The Ascent Of Everest, Broken Teeth, Dahkma, Beneath Oblivion, Sound Of the Mountain, God City Destroyers, Chronic Ritual

9/01/2012 Springwater – Nashville, TN w/ Hellbender


HULL continues to tour in support of their monolithic Beyond The Lightless Sky full-length released via The End Records last Fall. Called “…a concept album for the ages, ” by Metal Army America Beyond The Lightless Sky features guest appearances by vocalist Jarboe, keys/ambiance by Fade Kainer (Batillus/Jarboe/Inswarm) and continues to reap critical acclaim internationally for its delicate balance of staggering heaviness and poetic grace.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on HULL, click on the link below!



haarp – New Orleans Metal Misanthropes Announce New Studio Offering “Husks”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

New Orleans Metal misanthropes, haarp, announce the release of their new studio offering, entitled Husks. Set for release on September 18, 2012 through Housecore Records, the follow-up to 2010’s The Filth offers up three tracks of crushing, post-apocalyptic dirge. Husks was recorded at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center, Fountainbleau Room 7011, and Nodferatu’s Lair by Philip H. Anselmo, engineered by Steve Berrigan and Nathan Weidenhaft and mastered at Visceral Sounds by Scott Hull.

Comments the band in a collective statement: “With Husks, we’ve maintained the sound we developed over our last few releases while adding some new elements and showing some additional influences.”

For pre-order info, point your browser HERE.

Husks Track Listing:

1. deadman/rabbit

2. bear

3. fox 

Due to unforeseen events which occurred late in the summer of 2005, members of various disbanded projects came together to forge haarp. Featuring a collective of New Orleans Grindcore, Punk, and Metal scene alumni, haarp embody the murk, decay, and oppression associated with their home city. haarp’s music is a visceral wall of low-end sound; its lyrics a journey through despair, hatred, self loathing, and aggression. haarp will be decimating a city near you. Further details to be announced in the coming days.

“…world-class sludge…” – Exclaim


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on haarp, click on the links below!

Long Live haarp.


ALL HAIL THE YETI – Los Angeles Stoner Metal Act’s Debut LP Nears Release On AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , on August 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

German Metal juggernaut AFM Records has signed crushing Los Angeles-based Metal quartet ALL HAIL THE YETI, the band’s self-titled debut album now confirmed for North American release on August 28th! Uniting elements of Sludge Metal, Hardcore and groove-laden Hard Rock, ALL HAIL THE YETI unify these influences into their own diverse, modern style which is delivered in a way to make people move.

ALL HAIL THE YETI‘s self-titled debut album captures the act’s most crushing tunes to date, with over a solid hour of energized thunderous riffage. The band has documented the creation of the album as well as the band’s overall whiskey-soaked, fight-fueled, locked-cocked-and-ready-to-rock approach, liberated through a killer new trailer viewable AT THIS LOCATION.

Featuring well-known tattoo artist Connor Garritty of Timeless Tattoos in L.A., ALL HAIL THE YETI have forged their own path through what they see as a desolate Hollywood music scene, the hard-working unit dead-set against burning out like so many bands from the same town and scene have, over the past few decades of heavy music. Coinciding with their 2010-released Trees On Fire With Songs OF Blood EP, the band broke into the local scene with a surge of shows which led them to support slots for major national acts including Times of Grace, Soulfly, Fear Factory, Suicide Silence and more.

With no record deal in place at the time, last year AHTY took it upon themselves to get things moving and entered the studio with producers Tommy Decker and Mike Sarkisyan to record their self-titled, debut LP. Upon its completion, the album received attention from several labels, and after some talks with AFM about the direction and goals of the band, happily took the deal the label offered them for the release of All Hail The Yeti.

Stay tuned for live updates and much more on ALL HAIL THE YETI as they stomp their way into the international scene in the months ahead.

All Hail The Yeti- Track Listing:

01. Deep Creek

02. When The Sky Falls

03. Suicide Woods

04. The Weak and Wounded (Prelude to Flames)

05. After The Great Fire

06. Bloodguilt

07. The Art Of Mourning

08. I Am Wendigod

09. Axe Murder Hollow

10. Ruby Ridge (Every Knee Shall Bow)

11. Judas Cradle


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on ALL HAIL THE YETI, click on the links below!



SONS OF TONATIUH – Premiere New Track Via Ad Hoc; New Album “Parade Of Sorrow” Out Now!

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , , on June 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Beckoning The End Tour Starts This Week

Atlanta-based trio SONS OF TONATIUH released their second LP, Parade Of Sorrow, via Hydro-Phonic Records last week, the album booming with nearly forty minutes of new material via ten lumbering sludge-bred numbers. Memorializing its release, today online portal Ad Hoc is hosting a stream of the massive seven-and-a-half minute album closer “Fallout,” AT THIS LOCATION.

The follow-up to their 2010 self-titled LP, Parade Of Sorrow which Creative Loafing fondly compared to “a plague of locusts swarming for the attack,” offers an even filthier, more dirge-ridden Southern-fried SONS OF TONATIUH than ever, making it a must-have for fans of Eyehategod, Buzzov*en, Floor and the like. The album was recorded in Athens, Georgia by Kyle Spence of Harvey Milk and features artwork by Chris Parry.

The band are preparing to launch their thirteen-date Beckoning The End Tour 2012  in support of the new album late this week.

“Their songs may be like sinking in quicksand, but they evoke panicked thrashing rather than resigned, churning misery.” – Exclaim

“…ten tracks of viscous, hard-livin’ Southern doom.” – Ad Hoc


SONS OF TONATIUH Beckoning The End Tour 2012:

6/22/2012 @ New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC w/ Humungus, They Eat Their Own God

6/23/2012 @ The Tin Roof – Charleston, SC w/ Hooded Eagle

6/30/2012 Album Release Show at the Basement – Atlanta, GA w/ Let The Night Roar

7/13/2012 @ Groundswell Collective – Knoxville, TN ~ w/ Thetan

7/14/2012 @ Cosmic Charlies – Lexington, KY w/ Whiskey Funeral, Tombstalker, Stampede

7/15/2012 @ Double Door – Chicago, IL

7/16/2012 @ Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI w/ Bert, The Jackpine Snag

7/17/2012 @ Mr Roboto’s Project – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Vulture

7/18/2012 @ The Station – Philly, PA w/ Hivelords, Occult 45

7/19/2012 @ Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

7/20/2012 @ Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Pike Possum, Gritter

7/21/2012 @ The Casbah – Durham, NC w/ Man Will Destroy Himself

8/10/2012 @ The Wizard Lounge – Hickory, NC


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SONS OF TONATIUH, click on the links below!



RISING – Irish Tour And European Festival Run Kicks Off Next Week

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

To Solemn Ash LP Streaming In Its Entirety

Danish Sludge Metallers RISING are preparing for a tour across Ireland and Northern Ireland, on their way to tackle festivals in Denmark and Sweden later this month.

Set to embark on June 6th, RISING will storm four Irish cities before their performances at Copenhell Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark with the likes of Slayer, Mastodon, Anthrax, Immortal, Meshuggah and tons more, followed immediately by Hultsfred Festival in Hultsfred, Sweden with an eclectic lineup including The Cure, The Stone Roses, The XX, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators and countless others.

The crushing trio will present material from their acclaimed To Solemn Ash LP, released via Exile on Mainstream in Europe in late 2011 and on North American soil in January of this year. Recorded with producer Jakob Reichert Nielsen (Lack, Trust, Obstacles, etc.), the ten-track beast To Solemn Ash is fueled by a rigorous energy, replete with monstrous, hook-laden riffs, savage vocals and organic analog tones. RISING present their infectious sounds with an urgency and originality that warrants repeated listens and most definitely needs to be witnessed live!

Stream To Solemn Ash in its entirety now via the Exile On Mainstream website.


RISING Tour Dates:

6/06/2012 TBA – Belfast, Northern Ireland

6/07/2012 Kelly’s Bar – Galway, Ireland

6/08/2012 Fred Zeppelins – Cork, Ireland

6/09/2012 The Pint – Dublin, Ireland

6/15/2012 Copenhell Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark [info]

6/16/2012 Hultsfred Festival – Hultsfred, Sweden [info]


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on RISING, click on the links below!



COFFINWORM “Great Bringer Of Night” LP Now Shipping From FLENSER RECORDS; Other Releases Available

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal, underground metal with tags , , , , , , on May 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Filthy Blackened Sludge from Indianapolis! This is a re-edition of Coffinworm’s legendary initial offering. Great Bringer of Night has been re-mastered by James Plotkin, includes unreleased recordings and features re-imagined artwork by Bryan Proteau. Housed in a heavy jacket and comes with an insert.




Wreck and Reference’s follow-up to “Black Cassette” entitled, YOUTH, will be released on vinyl by Flenser Records. A pre-order will be announced soon. Wreck and Reference is a heavy, dark band that utilizes synthesizers and samples and is VERY hard to classify. Please check out the stream/download found in the link below.

You can stream and download Wreck and Reference’s YOUTH HERE

Also check out this review and Interview with Lurkers Path HERE


The coming weeks will see releases by:

Worm Ouroboros – Wreck and Reference – Bosse-de-Nage


(Source: Flenser Records)





Posted in heavy metal news, metal music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , on March 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Mar. 13, Torrance, Calif. — Scion A/V has partnered with the Melvins for an EP titled Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, a five-song collection that marks the band’s first original material since their 2010 album The Bride Screamed Murder. The release is available today as a free download via Scion A/V’s website (!collection/917/The-Melvins—The-Bulls–The-Bees).

A video for “The War on Wisdom,” which features a re-enacted, early incarnation of the Melvins debuts today on Brooklyn Vegan’s website (

The Melvins formed in 1983, kicking off what would be a seismic shift in heavy music and focusing the epicenter of modern music firmly on the Pacific Northwest for the next decade plus. The band blended Punk, Metal, Hard Rock to create a new subgenre that has been tagged with a variety of labels including Sludge, Grunge and Doom and won a cult of fans that have yet to waiver some twenty-nine years into the band’s career. Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover have been the band’s constants (Crover joined in 1984) with Big Business’ Jared Warren and Coady Willis joining the band in 2006 for (A) Senile Animal.

“The Melvins have remained such a consistent presence in heavy music,” says Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions for Scion.  “It’s an honor to have them create an original release for Scion A/V.”

Osborne described Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees as “amazing in its noisy calm intensity.” The physical release will be available at Scion Partners retail stores. For more information about the Scion Partner program and to find retail stores, visit

Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees Track Listing:

1.  The War on Wisdom

2.  We Are Doomed

3.  Friends Before Larry

4.  A Really Long Wait

5.  National Hamster


(Source: Speakeasy PR)

For more info on the MELVINS and SCION A/V:




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