EXMORTUS – Unveils ‘Legions Of The Undead’ Video; New Horror-Themed EP Out Now

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 28, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

With All Hallows’ Eve and the Day of the Dead fast approaching, the L.A.-based thrash/death/shred quartet EXMORTUS has unveiled a visualizer for the title track for their just-released horror-themed EP Legions of the Undead. Check out the clip – which was designed by Wayne Joyner (Dream Theater, Devin Townsend). Watch it  HERE or below:

Says guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez, “Just in time for Halloween, enjoy this video of the new EP title track, ‘Legions of the Undead,’ inspired by the darker themes in Tolkien & Lovecraft lore. We are extremely excited to perform the new songs on Death Angel’s North American Humanicide Tour this November and December. See you on the road, Legions!”

As Gonzalez acknowledged, the song “Legions of the Dead” nods to the Dead Men of Dunharrow in “Lord Of The Rings.” It is joined on the new EP by one other new original track – the “Evil Dead”-inspired “Swallow Your Soul” – as well as three instrumental covers: renditions of Danny Elfman’s “Beetlejuice” theme and Bernard Hermann’s theme from Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic “Psycho,” as well as a neoclassical shred take on 19th Century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s haunting “Night On Bald Mountain.”

Recorded earlier this year with longtime producer Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Immolation) at Oakland’s Sharkbite Studios, “Legions Of The Undead” – the cover art for which was designed by Toha “AHOT” Mashudi – is now available via the band’s own Exmortus Music in cooperation with M-Theory Audio. Physical copies can be ordered on CD and limited-edition green slime-colored vinyl HERE.

“Legions Of The Undead” marks the first EXMORTUS release featuring the lineup – founding guitarist/vocalist Gonzalez, guitarist Chase Becker (also of Warbringer), bassist Cody Nunez and drummer Adrian Aguilar – that has logged numerous miles on the road together over the past two years with the likes of Obituary, Venom Inc., Sabaton, Kreator, Havok, Allegaeon, Hatchet, Homewrecker and The Absence. The group – whose most recent performance was alongside Exodus at the legendary thrash group’s sold-out “Bonded By Con” concert during San Diego’s recent Comic-Con – will support another iconic Bay Area act this fall, when they team up with Death Angel for a five-week tour across the U.S. and Canada. See below for the complete itinerary.

Founded by Gonzalez when he was just 12 years old, EXMORTUS released their debut album, “In Hatred’s Flame,” via Heavy Artillery in 2008. After gaining additional acclaim with their 2011 sophomore effort “Beyond The Fall Of Time,” the group signed a three-album deal with Prosthetic Records in 2013. In support of that acclaimed trilogy of releases (2014’s “Slave To The Sword,” 2016’s “Ride Forth” and 2018’s “The Sound Of Steel”), the band toured alongside some of metal’s biggest names, including Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Abbath, Dark Tranquillity and Marty Friedman, earning extensive praise along the way for their live power, prowess and proficiency.

EXMORTUS on tour with Death Angel:

Nov 13 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst (EXMORTUS only)

Nov 14 – Chico, CA – Metal Shop (EXMORTUS ONLY)

Nov 15 – Bend, OR – Third St. Pub (EXMORTUS only)

Nov 16 – Seattle, WA – Club Sur

Nov 17 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

Nov 18 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater

Nov 19 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite

Nov 20 – Calgary, AB – Dickens

Nov 21 – Regina, SK – The Exchange

Nov 22 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramids

Nov 23 – St. Paul, MN – The Amsterdam

Nov 25 – London, ON – London Music Hall

Nov 26 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Nov 27 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

Nov 28 – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey

Nov 29 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles

Nov 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

Dec 1 – New Bedford, MA – Vault @ Greasy Luck

Dec 2 – Waterford, NY – Chrome (EXMORTUS only)

Dec 3 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon

Dec 4 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar

Dec 5 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club

Dec 6 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

Dec 7 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug

Dec 8 – Orlando, FL – The Haven

Dec 9 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box (EXMORTUS only)

Dec 10 – Lafayette, LA – Grant Street

Dec 11 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar

Dec 12 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

Dec 13 – Dallas, TX – Trees

Dec 14 – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine

Dec 15 – Enid, OK – 1927 Event Center

Dec 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad

Dec 18 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red

Dec 19 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky

For more info:

www.m-theoryaudio.com

www.exmortusmusic.com

www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

www.instagram.com/exmortus_official

Source:

M-Theory Audio

LONG LIVE EXMORTUS.

STONE.

MICHAEL SWEET “TEN” – New Studio Album Earns Impressive Release Rankings On All Billboard Rock Charts

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Congratulations to Michael Sweet!

From: Michael Sweet facebook:

The numbers are in and I couldn’t be more thankful🙏 I’m breathing, I’m creating and I’m surviving in a completely different music world. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your continued support and for helping me get to where I’m going. I could never do it without you👊 “TEN” is a huge success and I can’t wait for 11😉 Sincere gratitude👆🙌🙏 Now who’s ready for some 2020 shows? God Bless you all.

More info:

Michael Sweet

Billboard Rat Pak Records

Frontiers Music srl

LONG LIVE MICHAEL SWEET.

STONE.

The Original MISFITS Performing In Philadelphia, December 14th!

Posted in horror punk, Music, music news, news, Punk rock, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From Misfits Records:

Hot on the heels of their SOLD OUT Halloween performance at Madison Square Garden in NYC…

The ORIGINAL MISFITS bring a nightmare before Xmas to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, December 14 with special guests Dropkick Murphys and Agnostic Front!

Tickets on sale now at:

WELLSFARGOCENTERPHILLY.COM

LONG LIVE MISFITS.

STONE.

STRYPER – Announce Live Mexico Dates

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 25, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

STRYPER will be playing live in Mexico, this February! Visiting Mexico City, Chihuahua and Monterrey, respectively. Check out the dates and ticket links below.

BUY TICKETS: February 20, 2020 – Mexico City, Mexico

BUY TICKETS: February 21, 2020 – Chihuahua, Mexico

BUY TICKETS: February 22, 2020 – Monterrey, Mexico

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

STONE.

OBITUARY – Performing In Japan This January

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , on October 24, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

OBITUARY will be visiting Japan to perform 2 shows in January of 2020; Tokyo on January 10th and Osaka on January 11th. Check the tour flyer above and click the band link below for more info.

www.obituary.cc

LONG LIVE OBITUARY.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

OBITUARY – To Tour Australia, January 2020

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 13, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

OBITUARY TO INVADE AUSTRALIA!

Cause Of Death – FULL ALBUM PERFORMANCE!!

For more info, click below:

www.obituary.cc

Obituary

LONG LIVE OBITUARY.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

DISMEMBERMENT – “Once Forsaken” Now Streaming + Preorders Posted; ‘Arc Of Ancients’ LP By Ohio Death Metal Act Nears Release Through Creator-Destructor Records

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 7, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

[photo by Liam Shively]

Creator-Destructor Records this week unleashes Once Forsaken, the lead single from Ohio death metal act DISMEMBERMENT‘s impending second album, Arc Of Ancients. The song has been set loose upon the public as the devastating new LP nears release later this month. Preorders for the record have also been issued with the new track.

In a time fueled by instant gratification and over-saturation, DISMEMBERMENT has chosen to avoid the common path. Since the band’s formation in the winter of 2010, the band has forged their own way, fueled by fierce determination and perseverance. Over recent years, DISMEMBERMENT has continued to grow into a well-oiled machine, booking their own shows, traveling, and recording and releasing albums on their own finances, while continually pushing themselves and their unique brand of metal to new heights. Their catalog includes two EPs – The Condemned (2011) and Denied Salvation (2012) and their 2014-released debut LP, Embrace The Dark.

DISMEMBERMENT has taken their unique blitzkrieg black-thrash attack across the nation many times over, including touring with greats such as Master and Solstice, and having shared the stage with the likes of Mayhem, Immolation, Morbid Angel, Gorguts, Incantation, Death Angel, and countless more.

It is only now, with the impending release of their second LP, Arc Of Ancients, that the truly destructive nature of DISMEMBERMENT‘s sound is fully apparent. Completed in recent days, the album further expands on the band’s sound from the prior album, Embrace The Dark, yet reinforces their sound with the ferocity of their earlier recordings. Arc Of Ancients was recorded and mixed by the band, mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering, and as with prior releases, the album artwork was handled by renowned artist Andrei Bouzikov.

States the band with the release of the “Once Forsaken” single, “Here at last! A new ripper hot off the press. Turn it up and bang your head!”

Stream DISMEMBERMENT’s savage “Once Forsaken” at THIS LOCATION or below:

Arc Of Ancients will be released on LP, CD, and digital platforms through Creator-Destructor on October 18th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and via Bandcamp HERE.

Watch for additional audio samples, and more on Arc Of Ancients to be issued in the days ahead, with tour dates to also be posted throughout the coming months.

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DISMEMBERMENT.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

STONE.

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