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Thrashers TERRIFIER To Headline CEMR MetalFest 2017 – New Album Out “Weapons of Thrash Destruction”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on February 5, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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(photo Credit – Derek Carr – Visions In Pixels)

Vancouver thrashers TERRIFIER are proud to announce they will be headlining this year’s 2nd annual CEMR MetalFest in Calgary, AB on April 8th. The festival is presented by Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio, Voxx Promotions and The Forge featuring a delectable bill of various genres of metal that are assured to keep you on your feet and make your weekend a severe bangover with tons of amazing memories.

The line up from April 6th – 8th includes some of Western Canada’s best up and coming Metal talents such as W.M.D (Calgary, AB), Display of Decay (Edmonton, AB), Planet Eater (Regina, SK), Train Bigger Monkeys (Calgary, AB) and more (full line up below).

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TERRIFIER unleashed their new album ‘Weapons of Thrash Destruction’ on January 20, 2017 via Test Your Metal Records to follow their 2013 EP ‘Metal or Death’ and 2012 full-length ‘Destroyers of the Faith’. Incorporating jack hammer drums, bulldozing bass-lines, a twin-lead attack that leaves posers pulped in its wake, and vocals that can level mountains, TERRIFIER’s motto could well be ‘thrashing is our business…and business is good’.

Their new release ‘Weapons of Thrash Destruction’ features such soon to be classics as ‘Bestial Tyranny’, ‘Skitzoid Embolism’ and ‘Nuclear Demolisher’ and ‘Sect of the Serpent’, a song inspired by Conan the Barbarian as vocalist Chase Thibodeau says ‘the idea was to trample the weak and hurdle the dead on this one!’

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‘Weapons of Thrash Destruction’ is available on CD and digital download at the following links:

CD order – http://testyourmetalrecords.bigcartel.com/product/terrifier-weapons-of-thrash-destruction

Digital order – https://terrifier-tym.bandcamp.com/album/weapons-of-thrash-destruction

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CEMR Metalfest 2017 – Line-Up

Day 3 – April 8th

Terrifier (Vancouver, BC)
W.M.D (Calgary, AB)
Tessitura (Edmonton, AB)
Train Bigger Monkeys (Calgary, AB)
Juliet Ruin (Edmonton, AB)
Forsaken Rite (Edmonton, AB)
Day 2 – April 7th
Display of Decay (Edmonton, AB)
Vile Insignia (Calgary, AB)
Anarcheon (Vancouver, BC)
Ye Goat-Herd Gods (Calgary, AB)
Augurium (Regina, SK)

Graveyard Nemesis (Calgary, AB)

Day 1 – April 6th

Planet Eater (Regina, SK)
Path To Extinction (Calgary, AB)
Kelevra (Regina, SK)
Detherous (Calgary, AB)
Anti-Pattern (Calgary, AB)
Benevolent Like Quietus (Calgary, AB)

FULL FESTIVAL DETAILS:

Dates: April 6th, 7th and 8th
Venue: Nite Owl – 213 10th Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta

Advance Tickets (Available until February 15, 2017):
$10 per day pass
$30 per weekend pass

Pre-Sale Tickets (Pre-Sale Pricing commences Feb 16, 2017):
$15 per day pass
$35 per weekend pass

Night of event:
$20 Entry

Online Ticket Link: https://www.myshowpass.com/cemr-metalfest-2017/

Door prizes and giveaways!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/222522428193641/

Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio – http://www.cemr.ca

Voxx Promotions

Website: http://voxxpromotions.wixsite.com/voxxpromotions

The Forge – http://www.theforgeyeg.com

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Upcoming TERRIFIER Show Dates:
Feb 17 – Pat’s Pub – Vancouver, BC – CD Release Show w/ Rotting Slab (PDX), Assimilation, Cadaveric Lividity, Ganglyon
April 8 – Nite Owl – Calgary, AB – CEMR MetalFest

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1. Reanimator (5:24)
2. Deceiver (5:15)
3. Nuclear Demolisher (4:26)
4. Violent Reprisal (4:17)
5. Skitzoid Embolism (4:08)
6. Drunk as Fuck (4:12)
7. Bestial Tyranny (6:13)
8. Riders of Doom (1:40)
9. Sect of the Serpent (6:44)
Album Length: 42:23

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Source:

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AsherMediaRelations.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TERRIFIER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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WAN – To Unleash “Wan Way To Hell” February 10th on Carnal Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on February 3, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Norse old-school Black Metal miscreants WAN are set to release “Wan Way to Hell,” their third and most devastating album to date.

“Wan Way to Hell” is pure audio vitriol. In recording the album, this unholy pack of bastards has succeeded in their one mission – fucking destroy!

WAN has fired the first shot with the video for King of Evil. Hail the king at https://youtu.be/1nbTQ99fnw0

Carnal Records will unleash this demon on February 10.

“Wan Way to Hell” Track Listing:

1 – Known as Dead

2 – King of Evil

3 – Till Kamp

4 – Igeltjärn

5 – The Challenger

6 – Wrought

7 – As If

8 – Spitfire Metal

9 – Full Sving

10 – Piss on your Grave

11 – Svarthäll

12 – Inn i Ilden

13 – Wan way to Hell

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WAN was formed in 2009 as a triad of aggression with the intent of bringing metal back to its roots – raw, filthy and in the gutter with a twist of punk. A year later, the band released its first full-length “Wolves of the North.” The album was reissued on limited-edition cassette in 2011.

Core members Aganaroth, Isengrim and Tsjud recruited drummer Dimman for the debut’s 2013 follow-up Enjoy the Filth. Dimman’s time in WAN was short-lived, opening the door for current skin-basher Draup.

“Wolves of the North” was re-recorded in 2015 and released together with “”Enjoy the Filth” as a limited gate-fold double LP. WAN that same year recorded five new tracks Necroholic, a split-CD with Curse and Styggelse and released a video for “Pentagram Rockers,” off the second album.

The band has since brought their primal, old-school Black Metal to several stages in preparation the oncoming slaughter of Wan Way to Hell.

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* For more info:

Facebook.com/TheUnholyWAN

www.carnalrecords.com

www.facebook.com/Carnalrecords.sweden

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Source: ClawHammer PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HIDEOUS DIVINITY – Italian Death Metal Collective Prepares To Unleash Third Full-Length, Adveniens” Via Unique Leader This April; Details Revealed

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Italian Death Metal collective HIDEOUS DIVINITY, featuring within its ranks current and former members of Hour Of Penance and Aborted, are preparing to unleash their third full-length via Unique Leader this Spring. Titled Adveniens and scheduled for release on April 28th, the follow-up to the band’s critically lauded Cobra Verde long player was recorded, mixed and mastered at Stefano Morabito’s 16th Cellar Studio (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse etc.) during the Autumn of 2016, includes a rendition of Sinister’s “Embodiment Of Chaos” and finds HIDEOUS DIVINITY offering up their darkest material yet.

“It may be pretentious to talk about evolution inside our musical genre, this is what Adveniens truly means for us,” elaborates guitarist Enrico Schettino. “Just when we believed that with Cobra Verde we reached a point of no return, our songwriting turned even more dark and monumental. Although we’ll never consider ourselves close to Lucyfyre, Adversarial, Deathspell Omega, and Akhlys, the influence of this new wave of obscure Metal on us these last years has been massive. The result is our most epic Death Metal effort ever conceived. ”

Stefano Morabito and his 16th Cellar Studios set up a new standard with the production of Adveniens,” he continues. “Never before has our sound reached such a level of uncompromising intensity without sounding forced or overproduced. The maniacal efforts made to perfect every single drum beat, vocal line and guitar chord almost caused a nervous breakdown but it truly paid off.”

“The entire album is a reflection on history and time, on the succession of futile ages, on the role of the poet as soothsayer and witness of the winds of time erasing each one of these ages from the face of the earth. A reflection on Walter Benjamin predicting the ‘adveniens’ of David Cronenberg, on Professor O’Blivion predicting an era when ‘all of us will have special names.’ Adveniens is a violent reflection on art.”

Further info on Adveniens, including teaser tracks and preorders, to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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Adveniens – Track Listing:

  1. Ages Die
  2. Sub Specie Aeternitatis
  3. Passages
  4. Angel Of Revolution
  5. Feeding Off The Blind
  6. When Flesh Unfolds
  7. Messianica
  8. Future In Red
  9. 9. Embodiment Of Chaos (Sinister cover)

Forged in 2007, HIDEOUS DIVINITY quickly established itself as one of the strongest rising European Death Metal acts, thanks to their signature brand of technical yet gloomy classic styled Death Metal. Often compared to the likes of Nile, Hate Eternal, and Immolation, the band’s two Unique Leader releases – 2012’s Obeisance Rising and 2014’s Cobra Verde – led to a successful European tour with Cannibal Corpse and Krisiun in the Spring 2016, as well as appearances at some of the most esteemed European Extreme Metal fests during the last few years.

The band will be playing several festivals this Summer including Colony Open Air in Italy July 23rd and Stonehenge Festival in the Netherlands on July 29th. Additional performance to be announced in the coming weeks.

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* For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/hideousdivinity
http://www.uniqueleader.com
http://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords

Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HIDEOUS DIVINITY.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH – Announces US Tour With Goatwhore

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on February 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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After touring the world this past year in support of their latest album, Jomsviking, AMON AMARTH will head back out on the road this spring for a US tour with labelmates Goatwhore! Starting April 30th and running through May 21st, the journey will also see AMON AMARTH making appearances at some of the country’s premier music festivals including: Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Dark Lord Day, Northern Invasion, and Rock On The Range.

AMON AMARTH comments: “United States! We return to your lands this Spring and we will raid and plunder your little cities as we please. For the first time, we will be sailing our longships towards the curious native celebrations called ‘The Loudest Month’ (Welcome To Rockville, Northern Invasion, Carolina Rebellion, and Rock On The Range) where we will sack and burn them to the ground and feast on the spoils. Our good friends in the almighty Goatwhore will be joining us on this voyage on all headlining shows. You have been warned.”

Goatwhore vocalist Ben Falgoust adds: “We are looking forward to hitting the road with AMON AMARTH and playing some raw as fuck metal for you people. Show up with your anger and let’s make some chaos happen. I know you all need to vent some issues. Let’s do it together and crush the opposition.”

AMON AMARTH w/ Goatwhore:
4/30/2017 Welcome To Rockville – Jacksonville, FL *
5/01/2017 Vinyl – Pensacola, FL
5/02/2017 Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
5/04/2017 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
5/05/2017 Carolina Rebellion – Charlotte, NC *
5/06/2017 The National – Richmond, VA
5/08/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
5/09/2017 College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
5/10/2017 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
5/12/2017 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
5/13/2017 Dark Lord Day – Chicago, IL *
5/14/2017 Northern Invasion – Somerset, WI *
5/16/2017 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
5/17/2017 Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
5/19/2017 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
5/20/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
5/21/2017 Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH *
* AMON AMARTH only

As the band’s first concept record in their storied career, Jomsviking tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal – which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept). For their efforts, AMON AMARTH landed on the global charts this past year including a #11 spot on the USA Current Album Billboard Chart. To purchase and preview Jomsviking, please visit amonamarth.com.

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“Jomsviking is sure to satisfy AMON AMARTH fans old and new and sure to rip the face off of any who are not ready. 4.5/5″ – MetalSucks

“After all the best axes are still being forged by the master!” – Metal Hammer Germany

“…you are left with no doubt that AMON AMARTH are at the top of their game right now. This is splendid. 9/10″ – Powerplay

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Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

LONG LIVE GOATWHORE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLASPHEMER – Enlists Ekpyrosis’ Nicolò Brambilla On 2nd Guitar

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on February 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Italy’s BLASPHEMER have announced the addition to its ranks of Nicolò Brambilla (EKPYROSIS)  on 2nd Guitar. The band released the following statement about the new member:

“We are extremely proud to announce that the unholy trinity has found a true disciple in Hell: Nicolò Brambilla (founder member of Ekpyrosis) joined the crusade against Christianity and he’s ready to summon the evil and kill that shit with us on stage, as well as on the upcoming releases. We already started the writing process and Nicolò immediately brought his old school background, which will be a strong part of our sound.”

BLASPHEMER released new album Ritual Theophagy last October on Comatose Music. The album and related merchandise can be purchased at this location.

Check out the promo video for album cut “You Are Nothing” at youtu.be/tb3n4Syi5Q0 or below:

After six years of silence, this Italian Death Metal behemoth has been awakened and lashes out with inhuman technical brutality. This is Blasphemer’s most evil and chaotic material to date, with their signature style of dissonant rapid fire riffs, savage multi-vocal assault, and featuring the extreme drum prowess of Darren Cesca (Incinerate & Goratory). The gates of Hell have opened unleashing a nefarious fury of malevolence and the holy light will be forever extinguished.

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“This album is not for the weak of heart.” – Metal-Temple

“This is one of 2016’s more brutal, face ripping and unrelenting releases and I recommend it to anyone looking for a complete and total devastation.” – Teeth of the Divine

“A great technical and brutal death metal band.” – Extreme Metal Zine

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Source: ClawHammer PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

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RITUAL OF ODDS – New Studio Album “Ritual Of 9” Releases On February 3rd

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 1, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Melodic Death Metal outfit Ritual of Odds from Greece have signed a worldwide deal with Swimming With Sharks Records. The band’s third studio album ‘Ritual of 9’ was recorded at StudiOdds Recording Studio and was mixed & mastered by John Mcris. The band takes influences from bands such as At The Gates, In Flames, and Carcass and have been called the ‘Melodic Death Metal Masters of Greece’ by Axis of Metal (Canada).

Label founder Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter/Ex-The Browning) states: “Patras, Greece… What a great find! The moment I heard “Ritual of 9” I knew this band was something special. They give me the same feeling I got the first time I listened to At The Gates or In Flames. They have all the elements of a melodic death metal powerhouse!”

‘Ritual of 9’ will be available worldwide on Friday, February 3rd via Swimming With Sharks Records and can be pre-ordered at www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.com

The first single, and title track “Ritual of 9” is streaming here:

Ritual of Odds formed in 2003, originally under the moniker Existence Edge, but changed the name in 2005 and began work on their ‘Building up the Underverse’ Demo. In 2008, the band played this material live on stage for the first time and received great reviews, encouraging them to begin working on their debut full length album ‘Underverse’; which was released in early 2010. At the end of that same year, the band recorded their 2nd full length album ‘God is an Atheist’, which was very well received. The band toured Europe and the US, in support of the release, performing with bands such as OMEN (USA), PAUL DI’ANNO (UK), SEPTIC FLESH (GR) and NIGHTRAGE (SW).

The band is often described as Melodic Death Metal, but many influences can be heard. Ritual of Odds have forged a unique sound by infusing elements of thrash, horror and epic metal into their own, creative brand of melodic death.

‘RItual of 9’ Tracklist:

0. Ritual of 9
1. Hunt You Down
2. Feargas
3. Hate At First Sight
4. A Part of Me
5. Digital Hell
6. Why So Serious
7. Greed
8. The Dual Substance of Man
9. What I’ve Become

ALBUM PERSONNEL:
Kostas Fotopoulos – Vocals
Nikolas Perlepes – Guitars
Marios Kanellopoulos – Bass
Petros Haritos – Drums

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* For more info:

Ritual of Odds
www.swsrecords.com

Source: Swimming With Sharks Entertainment

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RITUAL OF ODDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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