HANGING GARDEN – Reveal Third Single From New EP “Neither Moth nor Rust”

Posted in Metal, Music, metal music, news, music videos, dark metal, music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The new HANGING GARDEN EP Neither Moth nor Rust was released on Friday and the band have revealed the brand new video for On the Shore of Eternity off the new effort!

Shifting one’s perspective outward far enough, our constant struggle to persist starts to lose it’s meaning – for what are we but a mote of dust, a speck on the celestial canvas, a grain – on the shore of eternity.”

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ON THE SHORE OF ETERNITY HERE:

The output of the Finnish band is as remarkable as their ability to keep progressing creatively. On their newest EP, HANGING GARDEN remain dedicated to dark, atmospheric music. Once again, they manage to develop a gloomy sound that seems a bit different in the broader picture, but also is differently shaded for their own musical pathway. The breadth of impressions on the listener’s side is as pronounced as the group’s valuable, general sounding arrangements.

With the six tracks of the follow-up to their seventh album “Skeleton Lake” from 2021, HANGING GARDEN explore the sonic space between sparseness and universal grace. Ethnic and folky accents are used even more naturally. The same goes for the use of electronic elements or beats, piano and the inclusion of Riikka Hatakka‘s vocals respectively clean singinig in general.

On their new EP, HANGING GARDEN present themselves as sound seekers whose sole concern is to translate emotions and moods into somber music. With this, they succeed impressively, while sadness is omnipresent and tangible.

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GORESKINCOFFIN – Unleash New Album “Release My Suffering”

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The newest offering from California blackened death lords GORESKINCOFFIN is out now on all streaming platforms. Release My Suffering is the band’s third full-length album and is also available as a digital download via Funeral Goat Records.

Purchase Release My Suffering at: www.funeralgoatrecords.bandcamp.com

The album comes following a brutal year of writing, rehearsing, recording and shows, and features seven furious tracks of blackened death/grind.

Check out the lyric video for album track “Elegy for Mankind’s Failings” below and at youtu.be/dCCcrL3JoaY.

TRACK LISTING:
The Plague Father
Wrath and Ruin
Release My Suffering
It Will Not Die
Elegy for Mankind’s Failings
Defiant Misanthropy
Lamentations for a Broken Angel

Keyboards and Orchestra performed by Lou Kelley. Release My Suffering was recorded and mixed by Hunter Peterson at Desidarius Recordings. Album artwork by Chadwick St. John.

Originally formed in 2011 from the ashes of other local death metal groups, GORESKINCOFFIN started as a three-piece featuring Dean Rice (drums), Dustin Stark (guitar/vocals), and Justice Reckis (bass). The trio wrote and released their debut album, Corpse Filled Caskets, that same year. The album drew influences from black and death metal bands, both classic and modern.

Following a six-year hiatus, GORESKINCOFFIN returned with the addition of Cody Winter on vocals. The band released their second full-length, Shattered Conceptions Ov Reality, in 2017. Guitarist Randy Hoofard joined the fold shortly thereafter. In 2018, the band released the Cursed Paths EP.

GORESKINCOFFIN then amicably parted ways with Hoofard, a move that saw Reckis pick up guitar duties and the addition of new bassist Edgar Castro-Salazar. The newly invigorated lineup released the “Wrath and Ruin” single in 2021 before going to work on their newest burnt offering, Release My Suffering.

GORESKINCOFFIN:
Dustin Stark – guitar
Justice Reckis – guitar
Dean Rice – drums
Edgar Castro-Salazar – bass
Cody Winter – vocals

GoreSkinCoffin on Spotify

goreskincoffin.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE GORESKINCOFFIN.

PLAGUE YEARS – Michigan Death Thrashers Announce US Co-Headlining Tour With Somnuri This March – “Circle Of Darkness” Full-Length Out Now On MNRK Heavy

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Rian Staber)

Detroit-based death thrashers PLAGUE YEARS will return to the stage this March on a US co-headlining tour with Brooklyn sludge metal unit Somnuri. The trek runs from March 4th through March 24th.

Comments guitarist Eric Lauder, “After a month long tour with Exhorder and Take Offense, we realized all we want to do is tour! We are very excited about hitting the road with Somnuri. Come witness the heaviness we will bring every night. All Will Suffer.”

See all confirmed dates below:

PLAGUE YEARS w/ Somnuri:
3/04/2022 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/05/2022 Eagles Club 34 – Minneapolis, MN
3/06/2022 Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
3/07/2022 7th Circle – Denver, CO
3/08/2022 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
3/10/2022 Den Of Sin – Sacramento, CA
3/11/2022 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
3/12/2022 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
3/13/2022 Underground – Mesa, AZ
3/15/2022 White Swan – Houston, TX
3/16/2022 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
3/17/2022 Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX
3/19/2022 Sidneys Saloon – New Orleans, LA
3/20/2022 Boggs – Atlanta, GA
3/22/2022 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
3/24/2022 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY

PLAGUE YEARS released their critically-adored Circle Of Darkness full-length in 2020 via MNRK Heavy. Mining the subterranean depths once unearthed on classic Sepultura albums like Beneath The Remains and Arise, with the vicious bite of Germanic slabs like In The Sign Of Evil by Sodom and the Hall of Fame ‘80s output of Slayer, the devilish and down-tuned death worship within PLAGUE YEARS serves as a demonic calling card for the foursome; a brutal counterbalance to their otherwise like minded thrash revivalists. On Circle Of Darkness,

PLAGUE YEARS reunites with engineer Arthur Rizk, whose work with Power Trip, Tomb Mold, Candy, and Cavalera Conspiracy has propelled him to the front of the horde amidst the resurgence of crossover thrash.

Find PLAGUE YEARS’ previously released videos for “Paradox Of Death” “Incantation,” and “Play The Victim” HERE.

PLAGUE YEARS’ Circle Of Darkness is out now on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

VIOLENTOR – Italian Thrashers Sign To Time To Kill Records

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Time To Kill Records is pleased to announce the signing of Italian thrashers VIOLENTOR. The band is currently writing and recording new material, which will be released in 2022.

Founded in 2004, VIOLENTOR have grown into a classic three-piece and developed a signature sound of their own, combining well-known styles with influences from beyond the sphere of thrash metal, including raw punk and hardcore.

With four albums to their name so far as well as dozens of concerts under their belt, including many European tours and appearances at underground festivals, VIOLENTOR have built a strong following both at home and internationally, consequently ranking as one of the most vital and exciting bands to come out of the Italian metal scene in recent years. Look out for new material to take things to a next level for VIOLENTOR.

VIOLENTOR:

Ale – Vocals, Guitar
Gigi – Bass
Micha – Drums

https://violentor666.bandcamp.com/

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.timetokill-records.com/

LONG LIVE VIOLENTOR.

U.S. Power Metal Group PREHISTORIA Release Debut EP “Cursed Lands”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Indianapolis (IN) – Rising U.S. Power Metal force PREHISTORIA have released debut EP Cursed Lands on all major digital platforms. Purchase and stream the EP at: prehistoriaband.bandcamp.com/album/cursed-lands

Concurrent with the EP release is a new lyric video for the song “Time,” which is available at youtu.be/9BzLPW_NCz4 and below:

Combining influences from power metal giants – Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Helloween – with inspiration from the genres of black and thrash metal, PREHISTORIA has a sound that will appeal to followers of both US and European power metal.

PREHISTORIA was formed in 2020 by seasoned musicians in four different states – vocalist AlonsoZoDonoso, guitarists Shaun Cothron and Max Otworth, drummer Cody Johns, and bassist Ian Bender. Members have collective decades of experience in the metal scene, with their own groups (Zephaniah, Unity, Well of Night), as well as touring members of Viking, Acheron, and Abigail Williams.

Produced amidst an ongoing global pandemic, Cursed Lands, is a triumph of remote collaboration and dedication to heavy metal.

Track Listing:

  1. Time
  2. Castles
  3. Purgatorio
  4. Cursed Lands

EP Credits:

Recorded and produced by Dan Wagoner at Wagoner Bros Studios
Mixed by Mike Heller at Heaven and Heller Studios
Mastered by Lasse Lammert
Cover artwork by Adam Burke
Logo design by Chris Horst

Source: ClawHammer PR

prehistoria.band

instagram.com/prehistoriaband

Prehistoria on Spotify

LONG LIVE PREHISTORIA.

Rat Pak Records To Release Ty Tabor (King’s X) New Solo Album “Shades” On March 4th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Acclaimed King’s X guitarist, songwriter, and co-vocalist Ty Tabor has today announced his latest solo album, Shades, out on March 4th via Rat Pak Records. The upcoming 11th solo album features 10 brand new songs with three bonus tracks and is available via CD, vinyl and digital download and follows the successful release of 2018’s Alien Beans.

“When it comes to what I write for solo material, I don’t really think about bands or anything like that. These new songs explore different sides of life and death,” Ty explains. “I was dealing with the recent loss of my dad when some of this was written. There are lighter moments mixed in to keep it from being too focused on loss or sadness. I also resurrected a couple of old ideas that weren’t ready until now. I just write music that makes me happy, and I’ve ended up with an album I really love!”

From the opening chords of “Come Home,” it is clear that Ty Tabor’s trademark guitar tone lays the bedrock for his latest solo release Shades. Ty tackles a wide array of emotions and topics with layered harmonies, hooky pop sensibilities, and the total riffage that remains a crucial ingredient to the King’s X sound. Songs like “What You’re Thinking,” “One Drop of Water,” and “Doesn’t Linger” show Ty’s penchant for crafting tunes with tremendous melodies, while songs like “Shallow,” and “Your Fantasy,” trend heavy and exemplify why Ty is one of the most influential guitarists of the last three decades!

TRACK LISTING:

01 Come Home
02 Shallow
03 Your Fantasy
04 What You’re Thinking
05 Sister Genocide
06 Best Day in a While
07 Insane
08 One Drop of Water
09 Doesn’t Linger
10 Leaves Falling Down
11 Ashes – (Bonus Track) [CD & Digital Download only]
12 Political Nonsense – (Bonus Track) [CD & Digital Download only]
13 Ashes (Acoustic) – (Bonus Track) [CD & Digital Download only]

www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/ty-tabor

LONG LIVE TY TABOR.

GHOST – New Studio Album “IMPERA” Releases On March 11th

Posted in Hard Rock, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From the band GHOST Twitter timeline:

(MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY)

We wish to inform you Ghost‘s new album IMPERA is coming March 11th. Pre-order & pre-save it now: https://found.ee/ghost_impera_album

LONG LIVE GHOST.

Marco Minnemann – Witherfall – “The Other Side Of Fear” Drum Playthrough

Posted in drummers, Drums, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From WITHERFALL:

Check out this ridiculous display of technique and power from Witherfall “Curse Of Autumn” Drummer Marco Minnemann. (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Jorden Ruddess, Necrophagist, Kreator)

LONG LIVE MARCO MINNEMANN And WITHERFALL.

INCITE – To Release New Album “Wake Up Dead” On March 25th Through Atomic Fire Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Oleg Bogdan)

Arizona groove metal outfit INCITE returns with new songs up their sleeves and have recently signed a contract with Atomic Fire Records. Following five relentless albums and an insane touring schedule under their belts, Richie Cavalera and his gang of misfits gear up for Wake Up Dead, set for release on March 25th. This infectious collection of raucous new tracks and remastered gems from their fifteen-plus year career proves once again that INCITE are indeed the missing link between Machine Head and Lamb Of God.

On their five albums The Slaughter (2009), All Out War (2012), Up In Hell (2014), Oppression (2016), and Built To Destroy (2019), INCITE cemented their reputation as one of America’s leading groove armadas, heavily hitting home with their blend of old-school thrash majesty, frantic aggression, melody, skill, and bravado. What began as a band of greenhorns driving around the States in a shitty van, thrashing small clubs, has evolved into a band with the potential, the passion, and the power to become one of metal’s biggest acts.

Written in several bouts of feverish inspiration during last year’s pandemic chaos, Wake Up Dead delivers the goods in the most relentless way. With recording duties again handled by legendary producer Steve Evetts (who Richie Cavalera notes is, “the only guy who can simultaneously record The Cure and Suicide Silence and pull it off”) in Omen Room Studios just outside Los Angeles, here’s a band that couldn’t be more comfortable with the place they’re in right now.

Kicking off the proceedings with the open fire that is “Fuck With Me (Wake Up Dead),” the record’s menacing second track, “War Soup,” will make a lasting impression on international heavy metal troops standing as the first INCITE song ever to feature the vocals of both Richie and his step-father Max Cavalera, a historical gathering of heavy metal generations.

Comments Richie Cavalera, “Metalheads, we’ve held back this beast long enough! It’s time! We’ve reworked the team, we’ve added more heavy metal, and couldn’t be more fired up! Our new album Wake Up Dead will drop with MinusHead/Atomic Fire Records for the first time ever! This album is exactly what the metal world needs to kick off 2022 heavy AF!”

Atomic Fire Records CEO and founder Markus Wosgien adds, “When Dez Fafara, singer of DevilDriver and manager of acts like Cradle Of Filth, Jinjer, and 8 Kalacas, introduced us the new material of INCITE, we were simply blown away. Those five new tracks simply were the shit! Each track was super catchy, straightforward, and massively brutal and aggressive. I couldn’t believe that I missed this incredible band over all these years and had a new mission: The metal world needs to know about INCITE and how great they are. So, the idea starts to grow to not only do an EP, but also add the best of their old tracks, remaster them, and demonstrate what INCITE is about. This new release is one of the best modern thrash metal releases of all time. This is both fresh, unique, and still somehow old-school as fuck. Fronted by Richie Cavalera, this band has an amazing singer with a serious history and well known parents. Check them out; you all will love them.”

Wake Up Dead – Track Listing:

  1. Fuck With Me (Wake Up Dead)
  2. War Soup [feat. Max Cavalera]
  3. Sucker Punched
  4. Deadbeat
  5. Mental Destruction
  6. Built To Destroy
  7. Stagnant
  8. Fallen
  9. The Aftermath
  10. The Slaughter

Stand by for album preorders and track previews to be launched in the coming weeks.

INCITE:
Richie Cavalera – vocals
Eli Santana – guitars
ChristopherELElsten – bass
Lennon Lopez – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE INCITE.

Spain’s SEPULCRHAL Releasing “From Beyond The Burial Mound” On Soulseller Records in February

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Bilbao (ES) – Soulseller Records proudly presents From Beyond The Burial Mound, the full-length debut album from Spanish death metal maggots SEPULCHRAL! The album will be released February 25 on CD, vinyl LP, and digital formats.

The album’s first single, “Harbor of Drifting Souls,” is available on all digital platforms, including youtu.be/dLyjBrFb3gw.

SEPULCHRAL crawled out of the coffin when main composer Dusk wanted to release some old school death metal in the vein hof the old European bands. He composed four songs in 2015, but it was not until 2016 that he and the guitarist Wolf recorded a demo with two of those tracks called Rest In Sepulchral Darkness. After the nice reception the duo recorded a second demo the following year, Dust Of The Rotting Dead, but this time accompanied by new member Gaueko, who was in charge of the guitars and some vocals.

In 2018, Wolf left the band, and Dusk and Gaueko continued with the recording of an EP (Graveyard Repugnance) that they released in 2019. In 2020 Dusk recruited a new member to take care of the guitars and drums, leaving Gaueko in charge of vocals only.

Now, SEPULCHRAL arise from the tomb with their first full-length album, packed with catchy, putrid, crusty death metal that will make you jump from your coffin! From Beyond The Burial Mound was recorded by the band members themselves, mixed and mastered by Gorka Pérez, and features cover art by Jaime P.S.

Track Listing:

  1. The Funerary Dirge
  2. Harbor of Drifting Souls
  3. Ceremony of Putrefaction
  4. Sepulchral Fumes
  5. Cursed Epitaph
  6. Coffin Miasma
  7. Tombstone Thrower
  8. Caravan of Putrid Flesh
  9. Bastards from the Grave
  10. Blood Freak (Necrophagia Cover)
  11. Eyes Like Burning Catacombs

Line-up:

Dusk – Bass/Vocals
Gaueko – Vocals
Gorka – Guitars/Drums

Pre-orders:

World: soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/from-beyond-the-burial-mound

Americas: soulsellerrecords.aisamerch.com

sepulchraldeathmetal.bandcamp.com

instagram.com/sepulchralosdm

soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com/

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE SEPULCHRAL.

KINGS AND LIARS – Launch Video For “Conquering The Fear”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Connecticut-based hard rock juggernaut KINGS AND LIARS – featuring members of THE DEE SNIDER BAND, JASTA andENTIERRO have released the video for their newest single, “Conquering the Fear.” New Noise Magazine is hosting the exclusive premiere of “Conquering the Fear.” Watch the video now at this location.

Guitarist/vocalist Charlie Bellmore said this about the song, “This is an important song for me, it’s about not giving up when your entire life feels like it’s crumbling around you and fixing it all. It’s dedicated to anyone who’s ever been a victim of sexual assault.”

“Conquering the Fear” comes off the band’s forthcoming new album, Transition Animals, due out January 28 on Salt of the Earth Records.

Pre-order the album:

CD: saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/744719

Vinyl: saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/744713

Compared to previous releases, Transition Animals sees a more streamlined band returning to the spotlight as a three-piece, hell-bent on delivering some heavy as all hell, well-crafted, catchy songs.

The members of KINGS AND LIARS share international notoriety as members of some severely ass-kicking bands… Kingdom Of Sorrow, The Dee Snider Band, Jasta, Entierro, and Toxic Holocaust to name a few. Charlie and Nick Bellmore have also written and recorded material for the upcoming solo album by George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse).

Dummer Nick Bellmore is an uber-producer who has been at the helm of many many kick-ass releases. When great artists want to up the heavy, they call these guys.

KINGS AND LIARS will hit the road early this year in support of Transition Animals. They will be joined by ’70’s-style Hendrixian Motör Funk band LORD BISHOP. Dates are as follows:

1/28 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pipers
1/29 – Orlando, FL @ Shovelhead
1/30 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
2/01 – Murfreesboro, NC @ Zakk’s Coffeehouse
2/02 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riff House
2/03 – Baltimore, MD @ Zen West
2/04 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
2/05 – Hamden, CT @ The Cellar on Treadwell (CD Release Party)

KINGS AND LIARS:
Charlie Bellmore: vocals/guitars
Nick Bellmore: drums/vocals
Christopher Taylor Beaudette (vocals/bass)

www.kingsandliars.com

www.saltoftheearthrecords.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE KINGS AND LIARS.

IMPENDING DOOM – Veteran Deathcore Outfit Unleashes “Culture Of Death” Video – “Hellbent” EP Out Now On MNRK Heavy

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , on January 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Luke Cooper)

Veteran California deathcore outfit IMPENDING DOOM today unleashes their new video for “Culture Of Death.” The ferocious hymn comes off the band’s Hellbent EP, released late last Fall via MNRK Heavy.

Comments vocalist Brook Reeves, “’Culture Of Death’ is a song about sacrificing your beliefs to become someone you’re not for people who don’t care only to feel numb in the end and the wanting to feel alive again.”

View IMPENDING DOOM’s “Culture Of Death” video at THIS LOCATION and below:

Hellbent is a fierce five-song blast of readily identifiable IMPENDING DOOM brutality. The EP showcases the enduring trio who formed the creative core of the band in Riverside, California: Sittig, vocalist Brook Reeves, and guitarist Manny Contreras. “Satanic Panic,” “New World Horror,” “Culture of Death,” “I Must End,” and the title track are punishingly incisive entries into the band’s esteemed canon, which stretches back to their 2005 demo. As reliably as ever, the band warn of society’s inevitable destructive collapse through crushing heaviness, punishing death and grindcore riffing, impossibly guttural growls and a steadfast reverence for Christ.

Recorded with engineer Joseph Calleiro at Dungeon by the Sea in Los Angeles and mixed by longtime band collaborator Will Putney (Knocked Loose, The Ghost Inside, Thy Art Is Murder), Hellbent also comes adorned with the arresting cover art of Jim Pavelec, an illustrator specializing in the occult, sci-fi, horror and fantasy; including pieces for classic RPG Dungeons & Dragons.

Preview and purchase Hellbent today at THIS LOCATION.

View the band’s previously released video for “Satanic Panic” HERE and “New World Horror” HERE.

The Sin And Doom Of Godless Men, IMPENDING DOOM’s devastating 2005 demo, was shocking in its urgent immediacy and its unashamed outspokenness. But that demo was merely a step toward the total devastation that was their debut album, Nailed. Dead. Risen. (2007), which shook the proverbial Earth with its uncompromising vision of what they had transfigured with elements of death metal, grind, and hardcore.

The series of increasingly diverse and intense releases that followed never compromised, always challenging, and pushing the limits of the genre, with the likes of The Serpent Servant (2009), There Will Be Violence (2010), Baptized In Filth (2012), Death Will Reign (2013), and the back-to-basics bludgeoning of The Sin And Doom, Vol. II (2018) appealing to the faithful and faithless alike.

IMPENDING DOOM:
Brook Reeves – vocals
Manny Contreras – guitar
David Sittig – bass

http://www.instagram.com/impendingdoom/

http://www.mnrkheavy.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

OUT OF THIS WORLD – Releases New Video For “In A Million Years;” Self-Titled Debut Out Now!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, melodic rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , on January 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Ralf Oude Hendrikmann)

Melodic hard rock supergroup OUT OF THIS WORLD featuring legendary names such as Kee Marcello (Europe), Tommy Heart (Fair Warning), Ken Sandin (Alien), and Darby Todd (Devin Townsend, Gary Moore, The Darkness), have officially unveiled their self-titled debut full-length, out now on Atomic Fire Records!

In celebration of the record’s release, the band is pleased to deliver a video for the hugely epic “In A Million Years.” The track was originally written by Kee Marcello for Europe’s Prisoners In Paradise and spent the past thirty years in his drawer. “But with this voice, it was just perfect,” Marcello raves of his vocal force Tommy Heart. “To me, it’s one of the highlights of the album.”

View OUT OF THIS WORLD’s “In A Million Years” video at THIS LOCATION and below:

View the band’s previously released video for “Hanging On” HERE.

Out Of This World is available now on CD, LP, and digital formats. Find ordering options at the Atomic Fire webshop HERE.

It’s no coincidence that Marcello’s latest endeavor bears the name of that legendary multi-platinum Europe album released back in 1988. “When I told people about my new project, someone suggested I call it something like Kee Marcelo’s Europe. But that’s terrible,” he laughs. “I hated it. Tommy suggested to call it OUT OF THIS WORLD, simple as that. Just as the Black Sabbath guys and Dio did with Heaven And Hell.”

The same vibe, the same ear for melody, the same hooks permeate an album that was brought to life with the vigor and passion you wouldn’t exactly expect in a rock star who’s seen it all and done it all in the past forty years. “I’ve always concentrated on music, and my passion for that never changed,” he says. “I’ve never changed style; I’ve never tried to do anything I’m not doing well.”

Out Of This World beams with a freewheeling and overflowing sense of fun, musicianship, and togetherness. It’s an effortless flux that’s just not normally found on a debut. “You have to remember that Darby, Ken, and I go way back,” the legendary axe-man notes of his rhythm section. “We did hundreds of gigs together and are as tight as a thumbscrew. Same thing goes for Tommy and I. We clicked instantly when working together for the first time a couple of years ago. We have this almost brotherly connection. We’re literally reading each other’s minds, man. There was no stumbling block, it was all a self-playing piano.”

It’s the same for vocalist Tommy Heart who’s been around in this game forever as well. “You meet, you play, and sparks begin to fly,” he describes the chemistry between the members. “We don’t even talk that much. We simply let the music speak. We touch our hearts when we play which is something that’s incredibly rare to find. Nobody has to explain himself; everybody is doing just what anybody else would do at that moment.” Heart was instantly hooked when he realized that OUT OF THIS WORLD was more than a one-off thing between bored musicians in lockdown. “I don’t like these temporary projects,” he muses. “This here is the real deal.”

“With OUT OF THIS WORLD, though, it never felt like a project,” says Marcello and he admits: “It felt like a band from day one. This is why the album turned out so well. It has a genuine band feel to it.” At their very first rehearsal session in Marcello’s hometown of Gothenburg, they sketched a couple of songs that would later wind up on their debut, namely “Twilight,” “Lighting Up My Dark,” and “In A Million Years.” “We actually found ourselves right in the middle of our first recording session without even knowing it,” he marvels. “Everything felt so natural and so good that writing the rest of the songs was a walk in the park.”

Graced by additional key wizardry courtesy of Deep Purple’s very own Don Airey and embellished by a Ron Nevison mix (Kiss, Bad Company, Ozzy Osbourne, Meat Loaf, Heart, Chicago, Damn Yankees, etc.) who reunited with Marcello for the first time since producing Europe’s Out Of This World a staggering thirty-three years ago, the songs masterfully transport the bygone era of melody driven, anthemic hard rock into the present. From uptempo rocking first single “Hanging On” via “In A Million Years,” originally written for Europe’s Prisoner In Paradise, to colossal anthem “Lighting Up My Dark,” and prog-rock playground “Staring At The Sun,” OUT OF THIS WORLD solitarily resurrect a genre we thought was lost long ago.

OUT OF THIS WORLD:
Tommy Heart – vocals
Kee Marcello – guitars, keyboards
Ken Sandin – bass
Darby Todd – drums

http://www.outofthisworld.se

http://www.instagram.com/ootwtheband

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE OUT OF THIS WORLD.

VULCAN TYRANT – To Release “Vulcanocide” On February 18th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; Pre-orders + New Single “A Dirty War Is Waged” Live Now

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to unleash the debut full-length from evil Blackened Speed/Thrash squad Vulcan Tyrant. Vulcanocide is up now for pre-order and will be released on February 18th on CD and Digital formats.

After 15 plus years dwelling in the Netherlands underground, Vulcan Tyrant present a raw, vicious recording that was recorded fully the old school way: all analog. Vulcanocide rips through your mind and devastates your soul with evil blackened Speed/Thrash for true metal maniacs only! Vulcan Tyrant knows no boundaries, and no one is safe from the primal hellfire… fuck off and die posers!

Vulcanocide also features exclusive cover artwork by Daniel Shaw (Toxic Holocaust, Disma, P.L.F., Insect Warfare). For fans of Abigail, Bathory, Destruction, Metallica (demo + debut days), Morbid, Nocturnal, Poison, Razor, Sabbat, early Slayer, Sodom, Toxic Holocaust, and Venom.

Listen to the track “A Dirty War Is Waged” at youtu.be/Q5iTmUfdBlo and below:

Pre-save this release on Spotify at ffm.to/vulcan-tyrant

Pre-order Vulcanocide on digital and CD at hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/vulcanocide

Pre-order theT-Shirt HERE

Pre-order theT-shirt / CD bundle HERE

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Introcide
  2. A Dirty War Is Waged
  3. Demonize The Spirit
  4. Eating Your Mind
  5. Medal Of Honor
  6. Pagan Ways
  7. Remember What The Evil One Said
  8. Work Of The Devil
  9. Your Eyes And Ears Will Bleed
  10. Outrocide

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions:
www.horrorpaingoredeath.com
hpgd.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE VULCAN TYRANT.

VADER – Update “United Titans Tour 2022” Dates + Announce “The Awakening Of Tyrants” Tour In Poland!

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Polish death metal legends VADER have updated their “United Titans Tour 2022” dates with MARDUK and announced “The Awakening of Tyrants” tour in Poland!

VADERMANIAX !!!! “The Awakening of Tyrants” tour in Poland is announced and prepared jointly by Massive Music, Left Hand Sounds and Knock Out Productions. Details are below. We will visit 10 cities where we will play for you a special set of songs prepared for this very occasion, which include a lot of our beginnings when Vader sang in Polish. Y’all hear me out. In. “Tyranow Hell”, “Necropolis”, “Die Dog! “, “Ever Cursed” or “Truffy Poison”. As this year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Revelations, we’ll remind you of hits like Epitaph, never played Whisper or the mighty Revelations of Black Moses. And it’s not all of surprises. Of course, we always remember about the “Vader classics” which will also be there. WE ARE INVOLVED !!!!

Tickets went on sale Friday, January 14th.
Guest information at individual concerts coming soon.

17.02.2022 (PL) – Wrocław / A2
18.02.2022 (PL) – Warsaw / Progression
19.02.3033 (PL) – Kraków / Hype Park
20.02.2022 (PL) – Katowice / P23
22.02.2022 (PL) – Gdansk / B90
23.02.2022 (PL) – Szczecin / Cosmos
24.02.2022 (PL) – Poznań / U Basil
25.02.2022 (PL) – Łód ź / Scenography
26.02.2022 (PL) – Skar żysko Kam. / Traffic light
27.02.2022 (PL) – Bydgoszcz / Lloyd Factory

Furthermore VADER have updated the “United Titans Tour 2022” with MARDUK.

VADERMANIAX !!! Here are all dates for the upcoming promised postponed “United Titans Tour 2022” with Marduk organized by Massive Music \m/ Because of term changes we lost some places. However we added some new cities in Germany and France tho. Pandemia unleash chaos – as You all know – but we keep trying to realize the tour plans. We WILL come back to the missed shows as soon as we can.

A list of shows in March and an official poster below:

09.03.2022 (D) – Würzburg / Posthalle
10.03.2022 (NL) – Helmond / Cacao Fabriek
11.03.2022 (D) – Bochum / Matrix
12.03.2022 (D) – Weinheim / Central Cafe
13.03.2022 (B) – Aarlon / L’Entrepod
14.03.2022 (UK) – London / The Garage
15.03.2022 (SCT) – Glasgow / Slay
16.03.2022 (UK) – Birmingham / Castle&Falcon
17.03.2022 (UK) – Manchester / Rebellion
18.03.2022 (F) – Lille / The Black Lab
20.03.2022 (F) – Paris / La Machine duMoulin Rouge
21.03.2022 (NL) – Rotterdam / Baroeg
22.03.2022 (D) – Osnabruck / Bastard
23.03.2022 (D) – Flensburg / Roxy
24.03.2022 (D) – Kassel / Goldgrube
25.03.2022 (D) – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
26.03.2022 (D) – Berlin / ORWO Haus
Stay safe and SEE YOU SOON \m/ \m/

VADER released their 16th studio album “Solitude In Madness” on May 1st 2020 via Nuclear Blast. Get your copy of ‘Solitude in Madness’ here and enjoy the madness: https://nblast.de/VaderSolitudeMadness

Watch:
‘Bones’ visualizer: https://youtu.be/RAsshq_CCQ8
“Into Oblivion”: https://youtu.be/jVtC6a_YJV0
‘Shock And Awe’: youtu.be/C1_SREPVPT0

Source: Tarja Virmakari Press Office for VADER

LONG LIVE VADER.

LONG LIVE MARDUK.

ILIUM Release Lyric Video – EP OUT NOW!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Australian metal band ILIUM are streaming their new EP Quantum Evolution Event now! To celebrate the release, the band has released a lyric video for their track “Undergods”.

Stream the full album: https: //iliumaustralia.bandcamp.com/album/quantum-evolution-event-ep

Melding dark supernatural and sci-fi themes with an exploration of the human condition and the natural world, ILIUM create a huge melodic sound combining influences from power, traditional, progressive, thrash and symphonic metal. Quantum Evolution Event follows the release of ILIUM’s 2020 album Carcinogeist and its accompanying EP Enviro-Metal.

Hailing from Newcastle, Australia, ILIUM released their debut, self-titled EP in 2002. Working with a wealth of guest musicians and producers over the years including Mike DiMeo (RIOT, MASTERPLAN), Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PAGAN’S MIND, PRETTY MAIDS) and Lance King (BALANCE OF POWER, AVIAN), Quantum Evolution Event is no different. The new EP features long-time collaborators Tim Yatras (DUNGEON, LORD, GERM) on drums and Lord Tim (LORD, BLACKENED ANGEL, FROMBEYOND) on vocals and production.

Striving to further develop their sound with each release, the dynamic outfit deliver epic lead melodies and solos and soaring vocals, and compose arrangements designed with dramatic impact in mind. Quantum Evolution Event opens with a flourish of melodic theatrics in the title track. Harsh distortion from the guitars and powerful percussion is balanced with ethereal synths and harmony filled vocals. ILIUM pack a real punch with strong guitar driven rhythms creating heavier sounds in “Undergods” and “Hostile Sky”. Contrasting these elements with highly intricate riffs and charismatic voices.

Explosive energy fuels the new release with each track bringing an epic intensity. The instrumentation throughout Quantum Evolution Event explores a vast array of metal subgenres and yet ILIUM fuse them into their own distinctive style.

Pre-order: https://iliumaustralia.bandcamp.com/album/quantum-evolution-event-ep

Links:
Bandcamp: https://iliumaustralia.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iliummetalband

ILIUM is
Jason Hodges
Adam Smith

Guest Musicians:
Lord Tim (Vocals, production)
Tim Yatras (drums)

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE ILIUM.

DESOLATE SHRINE – To Return With “Fires Of The Dying World”

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish death metal trio DESOLATE SHRINE will reemerge from the crypts with their newest offering, Fires of the Dying World. Dark Descent Records will release the album on CD, cassette, and digital formats on March 25. Vinyl treatment coming later this year.

At long last the successor to 2017’s Deliverance from the Godless Void has been unconfined from the clandestine vaults of Dark Descent Records. Aptly titled Fires of the Dying World, Finland’s DESOLATE SHRINE delivers 46 minutes of their unique death metal possession. The masterful craftsmanship on DESOLATE SHRINE’s fifth album is unmistakable; a true portrait of a band at their absolute peak.

Yet be forewarned before indulging from the poison chalice of Fires of the Dying World for it ensnares its victims in an inescapable maelstrom of death and futility. Absolute surrender is the recommended response, as you descend into a claustrophobic trance that erases the world around and reaches into your very soul. When you awaken… nothing will be quite the same again… Let the fires burn.

Tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. Echoes in the Halls of Vanity
  3. The Dying World
  4. The Silent God
  5. Cast to Walk the Star of Sorrow
  6. My Undivided Blood
  7. The Furnace of Hope

DESOLATE SHRINE:
RS – Vocals
MT – Vocals
LL – All Instruments

instagram.com/desolateshrine

desolateshrine.bandcamp.comSpotify

www.darkdescentrecords.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE DESOLATE SHRINE.

Texas Thrashers XIL To Release New Album

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , on January 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Texas thrashers XIL will release their upcoming album Rip & Tear via Confused Records on Feb 25th 2022.

Blasting out of the savage underground of south-central Texas, the trio unshackle a dynamic sound born out of speed and thrash, with a riotous rock ‘n’ roll edge. Attacking with a powerful brutality, XIL’s new album speeds through the light barrier with intense energy that refuses to let up. “Speedemons” races at redneck speed following the dark entities in their mission to pillage and plunder the human species. “Breakneck” begins with a slower tempo building up to a dramatic transition into hard-hitting percussion and kick-ass guitar riffs.

Creating a wall of sound with the instrumentation, XIL’s vocals soar above the utter heavy chaos, bringing their own raw, aggressive impact into the mix. Concluding Rip & Tear with “Equinox” combines the pillars of their sound to an ultimate climax. It’s energetic and filled up on guitar riffs producing a blazing effect.

The future of the Earth may be looking rather bleak as the demonic warrior forces take control, but death by thrash and speed seems like a pretty good way to go. Dive head-first into this epic metal fantasy.

Listen to the first single “Breakneck” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_hkQ-5vgWA

Pre-save the album: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/xil2/rip–tear

XIL:
Jordan L. Hoffart: Sync-keeper of ravenous MotörBeats / keys
Austin James: Four stringed black thunder / lead vocal destruction
‘Big Joe’ Aguilar: Hellish blues disturbance / secondary overkill throat

Socials:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xxexile
Bandcamp: https://xilspeedemons.bandcamp.com/

Source: C Squared Music

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – Announces Spring Tour Supporting Parkway Drive – Tickets On Sale Now

Posted in Extreme Metal, hardcore metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by David E. Jackson)

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will return to the road supporting Parkway Drive this Spring! The tour will run from May 8th through June 5th with additional support provided by Hatebreed and Stick To Your Guns. Tickets are on sale NOW! See all confirmed dates below.

Comments the band, “We in THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER are ecstatic to be the extreme metal representatives of this stacked trek across North American soil in support of the mighty Parkway Drive. You’d better wear your coolest Huggies, ’cause we’re about to scare the pants off of you!”

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER w/ Parkway Drive, Hatebreed, Stick To Your Guns:
5/08/2022 UMBC Event Center – Baltimore, MD
5/09/2022 College Street Music Hall – New Haven
5/10/2022 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
5/11/2022 Kemba Live! – Columbus, OH
5/13/2022 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
5/14/2022 Palladium Outdoors – Worcester, MA
5/15/2022 TBA – Montreal, QC
5/17/2022 RBC Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
5/19/2022 Coca-Cola Roxy – Atlanta, GA
5/20/2022 Welcome To Rockville – Daytona, FL
5/22/2022 Metro Credit Union – Charlotte, NC
5/23/2022 Ovation – Cincinnati, OH
5/24/2022 Piere’s Outdoors – Ft Wayne, IN
5/25/2022 Wintrust Arena – Chicago, IL
5/26/2022 The Factory – St Louis, MO
5/28/2022 So What Festival – Dallas, TX
5/29/2022 Vibes Outside – San Antonio, TX
5/31/2022 Wave – Wichita, KS *
6/01/2022 Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO *
6/03/2022 Theater at Virgin Hotels – Las Vegas *
6/05/2022 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA * No Stick to Your Guns

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be touring in support of their Verminous full-length, released last Spring via Metal Blade Records. Without compromising one iota of heaviness, Verminous is unquestionably the band’s most dynamic, rousing, and emotional release to date. That this is a new phase for THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER is apparent as the compellingly filthy opening title track rumbles to life, and the album remains gripping for each of the nine tracks that follow. To preview and purchase the record, visit http://www.metalblade.com/tbdm.

http://www.tbdmofficial.com

http://www.metalblade.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

TWISTED TOWER DIRE – Nameless Grave Records To Release “Crest Of The Martyrs Demos” From Virginia Heavy Metal Act – “Some Other Time, Some Other Place” Streaming + Preorders Posted

Posted in classic metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(photo by Charry Jones)

Nameless Grave Records presents Crest Of The Martyrs Demos, an alternate/demo version of TWISTED TOWER DIRE’s adored third album, making the recordings available for the first time.

In the days of olde, after classic heavy metal was supplanted by extreme music and before the current reignition of interest that the genre has enjoyed, Northern Virginia’s TWISTED TOWER DIRE tirelessly defended true heavy metal in all forms as they sought to breathe new light into a then largely dead genre. By the time their now-legendary third album Crest Of The Martyrs was written they were on top of the world, having played Wacken for the first time a couple years earlier and having released two full-lengths on The Miskatonic Foundation, run by Rich Walker of Solstice fame, as well as a wide array of EPs, splits, compilation tracks, and more.

Crest Of The Martyrs was the next step: a bigger power metal label, sleeker production, and TWISTED TOWER DIRE’s biggest hooks and choruses yet. Underneath the gleaming power metal edge provided by the production provided by the label and studio still lurked the same triumphing true metal band, however, and for the first time, Nameless Grave Records is proud to present Crest Of The Martyrs the way the band originally intended it: as a devastating, lean set of heavy metal bangers untouched by modern power metal production, and alternate studio decisions.

Old fans of the band can rejoice to have this different set of recordings available for the first time, and new fans can marvel at the powerhouse of one of America’s finest bands playing at their best. Highly recommended for fans of Visigoth, Pharaoh, and Omen.

Recorded in 2002 at Killabrew Studios, produced by Matt Crooks and TWISTED TOWER DIRE, and mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studios, Crest Of The Martyrs Demos is completed with artwork personally done for this release by guitarist Scott Waldrop. The CD version features bonus tracks not included on the vinyl, including a second demo as well as a live track from Wacken 2003, and both the CD and vinyl editions bear liner notes from the band. The LP will be pressed in a total run of 500 copies, including 300 on Black and 100 on Silver. No Remorse Records (Greece) will have an exclusive 100 copies on Light Blue vinyl.

Stream the previously unreleased version of TWISTED TOWER DIRE’s “Some Other Time, Some Other Place” RIGHT HERE.

Crest Of The Martyrs Demos will be released through Nameless Grave Records on March 3rd. Find preorders at Bandcamp HERE and the label webshop HERE.

Crest Of The Martyrs Demos Track Listing:

  1. At Night
  2. Some Other Time, Some Other Place
  3. Axes And Honor
  4. To Be A Champion
  5. Infinitum
  6. Fight To Be Free
  7. Transfixed
  8. Guardian Bloodline
  9. The Reflecting Pool

TWISTED TOWER DIRE Crest Of The Martyrs lineup:
Tony Taylor – vocals
Scott Waldrop – guitar
David Boyd – guitar
Marc Stauffer – drums
Jim Hunter – bass

Source: EARSPLIT PR

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