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NERVECELL – Dubai-Based Death/Thrash Unit To Reissue Psychogenocide Full-Length Via Unique Leader Records In January; Studio Clips + Live Footage Posted

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

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Dubai-Based Death/Thrash assault, and recent Unique Leader signees, NERVECELL, will reissue their critically lauded Psychogenocide full-length next year.

Initially released via Lifeforce Records in 2011, Psychogenocide was produced and engineered by Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with drums engineered by Joe Haley at Red Planet Studios in Australia, then mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) in Bialystok, Poland. The album features a guest vocal appearance by Nile’s Karl Sanders on the song “Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)” and reaped mass approval from major media outlets globally.

Metal Hammer championed the band’s, “…thrilling contrast between oriental and musical culture,” furthering that, “these elements don’t collide, they complement each other,” Legacy extolled, “an amazing oriental death-ax and a must have for every Metal hornet,” while The Metal Observer gushed, “it’s quite the quandary to find an even remotely average track on Psychogenocide. NERVECELL‘s latest is a Death Metal album that succeeds in part to its strong focus on memorability and song structure. Things work exceedingly well from start-to-finish…”

Adds the band in a collective statement:Psychogenocide is an album about manipulation and the deception of the human race for an agenda of a higher purpose. A modern approach to the old-school Death/Thrash metal sound, that is both technical yet melodic and full of the NERVECELL signature Middle Eastern twist.”

Psychogenocide – Track Listing:

  1. Anemic Assurgency
  2. Upon An Epidemic Scheme
  3. All Eyes On Them
  4. Amok Doctrine
  5. Psychogenocide
  6. Imprint
  7. Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)
  8. The Taste of Betrayal
  9. Driven By Nescience
  10. Nation’s Plague

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Forged in 2000 as one of the first Extreme Metal bands to emerge from Dubai and having toured alongside legendary Metal acts such as Metallica, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Decapitated and Suffocation, NERVECELL are true torchbearers for a Middle Eastern wave of Metal. The band released their debut full-length, Preaching Venom, in 2009 via Germany’s Lifeforce Records (Europe) and Spellbind Records (Middle East) followed by their critically-adored Psychogenocide long player just two years later. Their unique blend of Middle Eastern Death/Thrash and a reputation for debilitating action-packed live performances helped pave their way to playing some of Europe’s most renowned festivals including Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault.

The widespread success of Psychogenocide also awarded NERVECELL the honor of being crowned the “All Time Best Selling Metal Act” in the Middle East and North Africa region, consequently receiving a plaque of recognition from Virgin Megastores (MENA) in January of 2012 certifying this huge accomplishment. Psychogenocide was also lauded as one of the “Top 10 Death Metal Albums Of 2011″ by media outlets globally including Metal Hammer Magazine who named NERVECELL one of the “Defenders Of The Faith,” listing the band as one of the “50 Heroes Of The New Metal Revolution.”

Psychogenocide will be reissued on January 27th, 2015 via Unique Leader Records with preorders to be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime check out various studio clips as well as live footage from the band’s pummeling performance at Kaltenbach Open Air at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on NERVECELL:

http://www.nervecell.net

http://www.facebook.com/nervecell

http://www.uniqueleader.com

http://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords

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LONG LIVE NERVECELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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NEW EXODUS INTERVIEW FROM KIRK VON HAMMETT’S FEAR FESTEVIL, VIA SCION AV ALL PURPOSE SHOW

Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Thrash legends Exodus visited the http://www.scionav.com/tag/scion-all-purpose-show/http://www.scionav.com/2014/09/30/exodus-interview-at-kirk-von-hammetts-fear-festevil-scion-av-all-purpose-show/ – to talk with host Prince Paul DJ , Producer extraordinaire.

In San Diego “to jam and massacre some legendary songs” at the after-party for Kirk Von Hammet’s Fear FestEvil, Exodus took the time to discuss lineup changes, moving forward and their upcoming Blood in Blood Out.

Torch-carrying guitarist Gary Holt, drummer and co-founder Tom Hunting (now on his third stint with the band) and recently returned vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza (also on third trip) sit in on this discussion. As to how they came to the lineup they’ve assembled for Blood In Blood Out, Hunting says, “We were at an impasse, and this album is number 10, so it had to be special.”

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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LONG LIVE EXODUS.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

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ANTHRAX – TO RELEASE ‘CHILE ON HELL’ DVD ON THE 16TH OF SEPTEMBER

Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Nuclear Blast:

Get ready to mosh in the privacy of your own home, because multiple Grammy-nominated thrash masters ANTHRAX have announced the release of “Chile On Hell”, a live-in-concert DVD that is due on September 16th. “Chile On Hell” was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013 and features ANTHRAX performing an extended set that featured songs from the band’s entire catalogue.

“Chile On Hell” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray and 2 Live CDs, was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98.

“Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this,” said ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. “When we’d played there in the past, we’d finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room. But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap. I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn’t stop. One time Scott [Ian, guitar] and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense. Why wouldn’t we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?

“Plus,” Benante continued, “the time was right to do this DVD… We wanted to finish on a high note. We didn’t want to look back and regret that we didn’t record the live show.”

“Chile On Hell” was produced by Jay Ruston and filmed by City Drive Entertainment Group and DC3 Global. The DVD’s cover art was designed by Stephen Thompson, who partnered with Benante to “redesign” the artwork from last year’s “Anthems” EP.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

  1. Among The Living
  2. Caught In A Mosh
  3. I Am The Law
  4. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
  5. A Skeleton In The Closet
  6. March Of The S.O.D. (STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH cover)
  7. In The End
  8. Deathrider
  9. T.N.T. (AC/DC cover)
  10. I’m Alive
  11. Indians
  12. Medusa
  13. In My World
  14. Got The Time (Joe Jackson cover)
  15. Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t

Encore:

  1. I’m The Man / Raining Blood (SLAYER cover)
  2. Madhouse
  3. Antisocial (TRUST cover)

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* For more info on ANTHRAX:

Facebook: Anthrax

Website: http://anthrax.com

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE ANTHRAX.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

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EXODUS – Announce Special Guests On New Album “Blood In Blood Out”

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on September 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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EXODUS proudly announce the special guests appearing on the latest showcase of unrefined rage BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT, the band’s tenth studio album due out on October 10th (EU), 13th (UK), 14th (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Crafting an industrial sound bed on the intro to the album opener “Black 13” is electronic music producer Dan the Automator (GORILLAZ, MIKE PATTON, DELTRON 3030).

“We ran into each other a couple times,” shares EXODUS guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt. “I knew what I wanted to hear and I knew he could do it, and could do it that day. So we sent him a file with the drums and guitars we already had there and just told him to go crazy with it.”

Testament frontman Chuck Billy lends his signature roar to the track “BTK,” one of the first songs recorded by returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, who recently said, “Chuck and I have known each other forever. We work really well together, we know each other really well. So if I’m doing my vocals and he’s there, I can trust him to go ‘No way Zet, doesn’t sound good like that. Do it like this,’ or ‘Yeah that’s killer.’ If he says it sounds killer, I know it is.”

Original band guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica contributed a solo to “Salt The Wound.”

“This was actually the first time Kirk got to play on an official EXODUS release,” states Holt. “He did the early demo, and then joined Metallica and didn’t do anything with us after that. So he was totally gung-ho about it. He came down and ripped out a bunch of takes and we picked the best one and then had a barbecue and drank beer.”

“It felt really casual, really cool – just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day,” Hammett confessed to RollingStone.com in July.

Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION).

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The album can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast web shop (http://smarturl.it/EXODUS-Blood) in CD, CD/DVD Digipak, 2-LP exclusive vinyl, and imported limited edition boxset formats. Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork for North America + a poster (while supplies last).

Track listing for the Deluxe CD/DVD Digipak version of BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT:

01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)

02 – Blood In, Blood Out

03 – Collateral Damage

04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)

05 – Body Harvest

06 – BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)

07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage

08 – My Last Nerve

09 – Numb

10 – Honor Killings

11 – Food For The Worms

BONUS DVD includes:

“Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage

behind-the-scenes tour footage

footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con

The digital version of Blood In Blood Out will include the digital bonus track “Angel Of Death” (ANGEL WITCH cover).

The album’s Japanese edition includes the “Protect Not Dissect” bonus track featuring Rat from THE VARUKERS/Discharge.

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EXODUS heads out to South America in October before returning for a supporting run this November with fellow Metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies. The Scion-sponsored leg of this U.S. tour launches on November 11th with two shows at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California. The 26-show trek includes nine headlining off-dates with additional performances to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale now via http://bit.ly/exodus-on-tour.

Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS VIP Experience packages are now available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com. Visit the site for tour package details.

All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar. At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!

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(Source: EXODUS Facebook)

* For more info on EXODUS:

Facebook: Exodus

Website: http://www.exodusattack.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE EXODUS.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

California Thrash/Death Metallers MADROST Releasing “Into The Aquatic Sector” On September 23rd

Posted in Death Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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MADROST:

 Tanner Poppitt -Vocals/Guitar
, Alejandro Pelaez – Guitar,
 Richard Orellana – Bass,
 Cesar Escobar – Drums

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Thrash/Death Metallers MADROST (pronounced Ma-Drost) will self-release its sophomore album Into the Aquatic Sector on digital and CD format September 23. The album will be available for purchase on CD Baby, Amazon, Bandcamp, and i-Tunes.

Into the Aquatic Sector is a mighty step forward in terms of progression and songwriting from the 2012 debut Maleficent. MADROST is a four-piece band based in Lake Forest, California. Formed in 2007, MADROST has since made themselves known in the underground Los Angeles and Orange County Metal regions, hungering to take on the four corners of the globe. The musical dynamics heard on Into the Aquatic Sector is the result of hard work, dedication and a lineup that is firing on all cylinders.

Check out the album’s title track below!

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Track Listing:

1. The Unknown
2. Frozen Beneath The Snow
3. Universal Energy
4. Operation: Xenomorphic Protocol
5. The Oceanic Prelude
6. Subterranean Nightmare
7. Into The Aquatic Sector
8. Depravity

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on MADROST:

www.facebook.com/madrost

www.youtube.com/user/MadrostOfficial

madrost.bandcamp.com

www.reverbnation.com/madrost

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MADROST.

MADROST KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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CROSS EXAMINATION – Revolver Magazine Deploys New Track From Saint Louis Crossover Brigade

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Revolver Magazine is now hosting an exclusive stream of the latest high-octane Thrash/Hardcore output from Saint Louis, Missouri-based awesome party squad, CROSS EXAMINATION.

Closing a six-year gap between releases, CROSS EXAMINATION comes out flailing and impaling with the rabid Dawn Of The Dude EP, bridging influences from Cryptic Slaughter, Nuclear Assault, Excel, D.R.I. and the like into a rabid, high-caliber, circle-pit whirlwind comparable to Ramming Speed, SSS and Power Trip. What’s the last thing to go through a fly’s mind as it hits your windshield? Its ass. And that’s about the same impact this EP will have on the listener.

Sliced from the meaty seven-track slab of crossover contamination, “Hail To The Jeef,” is today exclusively being served up by Revolver Magazine; get some at THIS LOCATION.

The EP’s closing track, “The Dawn Of The Dude,” is also playing below:

Chicago-based Organized Crime Records will unload the Dawn Of The Dude via 7″ vinyl and digital download on August 19th, with distribution through Revelation Records. Preorders will be live this week at the label’s website HERE.

Formed in 2004, in their first four years as a band CROSS EXAMINATION wasted the masses with a plethora of auditory evidence, including their initial demo, a split with Spring Break!, their raging 2006 The Hung Jury EP and their 2008 debut full-length, Menace II Sobriety, the latter two titles via Organized Crime Records. This first new output since their LP is quite possibly their most scathing, grey-matter-reducing sonic beating yet.

The seven new tracks contained on the Dawn Of The Dude barely hitting thirteen minutes, the EP still packs more balls and bong-rips than virtually any comparable contemporary groups. Your brains will simply leak from your blown-open ear canals as you bang your head’s filler into fluid to the perpetually rabid beats, the material featuring even more rasping, schizoid/hyper vocals and a pummeling crusty edge.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

https://www.facebook.com/crossexamination

http://www.organizedcrimerecords.com

https://www.facebook.com/organizedcrimerecs

http://crimescenemerch.com

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LONG LIVE CROSS EXAMINATION.

LONG LIVE ST. LOUIS MISSOURI.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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MURASHITA – New Project By Former HEMOPTYSIS Front Man/Guitarist Masaki Murashita; Currently In Studio Recording Debut Single

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Murashita - logo - 2014 - Masaki Murashita

MURASHITA, the new project lead by former HEMOPTYSIS Front Man/Guitarist Masaki Murashita is currently in studio recording the debut single to be released this summer.

Masaki says: “I’m excited to have fans of my former band and new project to hear the debut song from the upcoming release. It’s taking my music to the next level and is already getting amazing feedback from the few who have previewed it. Details will be announced soon!”

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 Melodic, Thrash, Modern, and Extreme Metal, Masaki molded his own razor-sharp brand of Metal that has left audiences and critics alike awestruck and demanding more.

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Masaki logo by Christopher Horst.

Source: Masaki Murashita

* For more info on Masaki Murashita:

masakimurashita.com

facebook.com/murashitamusic

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LONG LIVE MASAKI MURASHITA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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