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DRIFT INTO BLACK – Atmospheric/Experimental Gloom Metal Project Featuring Former Member Of Grey Skies Fallen Releases “Shadow People” EP; Full Stream Available

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on December 30, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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For close to twenty years, Craig Rossi has handled keyboard duties for the Doom Metal band Grey Skies Fallen, recording four albums, two EPs, and two singles with the group. He’s performed numerous shows across the US sharing the same stage with the likes of Opeth, Anathema, Arch Enemy, Amorphis, and Katatonia. He’s since embarked on a new musical journey with atmospheric/experimental gloom metal project DRIFT INTO BLACK and his recently-issued Shadow People EP.

Boasting five depressive tracks, the eclectic sounds comprising Shadow People draw inspiration from a vast array of genres including dark rock, atmospheric, and Doom Metal. Rossi has taken on the task of vocals, guitars, keyboards, mixing, and mastering, along with the help of a hired session drummer. Notes Rossi, “I wanted the production on this EP to sound pale with less crisp than most records; a gloomy sound stage due to the fact that the lyrical content deals with dark human elements. If Anathema, Tiamat, Black Sabbath, and Katatonia all had a love child, DRIFT INTO BLACK would be it.”

Stream/purchase Shadow People in full via Bandcamp at THIS LOCATION or Spotify HERE.

Shadow People – Track Listing:

  1. Dawn Of A New Day
  2. Born Without Eyes
  3. A Funeral For My Enemies
  4. Drift Into Black
  5. Quicksand

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Source: Earsplit

http://www.facebook.com/driftintoblack

http://driftintoblack.bandcamp.com/releases

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THE DEAD DAISIES – Tour Dates Announced For 2018!

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 28, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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View the first tour dates of THE DEAD DAISIES for 2018: http://thedeaddaisies.com/tour2018/
ARE YOU READY?!

THE DEAD DAISIES:

Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe/The Scream), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English), David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink)

Source: The Dead Daisies Facebook

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LONG LIVE THE DEAD DAISIES.

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ATARAXY – To Release “When All Hope Fades” In February, via Dark Descent Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 28, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Spain’s ATARAXY are set to return next year with the release of When All Hope Fades.

The album comes on the heels of the 2016 “The Festival / The Tomb” single and marks the band’s first full-length since Revelations of the Ethereal (2012).

Dark Descent Records premiered album track “Matter Lost in Time” on the label’s most recent digital sampler. The nearly 11-minute exploration of doom-laden death metal immediately caught the attention of the press, including No Clean Singing, who described the song as “…spellbinding, in a chilling and disconcerting way – haunting, bleak and heavy, with tendrils of uneasy but seductive melody that glide like serpents, seeping poison.”

Stream the track HERE or below:

Dark Descent Records will release When All Hope Fades on CD, cassette and digital on February 16. Vinyl treatment coming through Me Saco Un Ojo Records.

With a certain maturity and poise, a sense of deep-set misery almost pushes the record into death-doom territory. Almost…but not quite. The sound remains tensely energetic, albeit with a sense of space, time and songcraft which is more impressive than ever.

Gruesomely textured wraith-like melodies intertwine monstrously hammering double-bass rhythms, the delicate interplay of guitar harmonies threading a perfect line between devious subtlety and straight-ahead bludgeon.

Perhaps above all else, the gasping tortured vocals imbue a horrific terror upon the listener. It is the sum of all parts which so masterfully elevate Ataraxy above their peers. Few others have scaled such heights; in this timeless classic we witness a band enter the pantheon of Death Metal royalty.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

* For more band & record label info:

facebook.com/ATARAXY-281047751876/

ataraxymuerte.bandcamp.com

www.darkdescentrecords.com

darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords

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THE OCEAN – ‘Precambrian’ 10th Anniversary Edition 3xLP To See Release Via Pelagic Records In March

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on December 28, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Few albums still feel relevant, fresh, and contemporary-sounding, ten-years after their initial release. THE OCEAN‘s Precambrian, originally released in November 2007, is one such case: the band’s most mature and versatile album to that date, Precambrian is distinguished by complex yet intimate songwriting, huge orchestrations, subtle electronic textures and immense harmonic and dynamic density. With guests appearances by Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Old Man Gloom), Nate Newton (Converge), Tomas Hallbom (Breach), Eric Kalsbeek (ex-Textures), and musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Precambrian remains a career-defining milestone for the band and a fan favorite.

To commemorate its release, Pelagic Records will issue a special tenth anniversary edition of Precambrian on March 16th, 2018. The 3xLP, available in three color variants, comes with a brand new studio re-recording of ten-minute opener “Rhyacian” featuring the current lineup of guitarist Robin Staps, vocalist Loic Rossetti, drummer Paul Seidel and bassist Mattias Hägerstrand.

For preorders visit THIS LOCATION.

In related news, THE OCEAN will revisit Precambrian during their headlining set at Doom Over Leipzig Festival on April 21st, 2018, where they will be performing the album in its entirety.

Precambrian 10th Anniversary Edition 3xLP Track Listing:

Side A:

  1. Hadean / The Long March Of The Yes-Men
  2. Eoarchaean / The Great Void
  3. Paleoarchaean / Man And The Sea

Side B:

  1. Mesoarchaean / Legions Of Winged Octopi
  2. Neoarchaean / To Burn The Duck Of Doubt

Side C:

  1. Siderian
  2. Rhyacian / Untimely Meditations
  3. Orosirian / For The Great Blue Cold Now Reigns

Side D:

  1. Statherian
  2. Calymmian / Lake Disappointment

Side E:

  1. Ectasian / De Profundis
  2. Stenian / Mount Sorrow

Side F:

  1. Tonian / Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind
  2. Cryogenian
  3. Rhyacian (2017 Studio Version)

“Epic in scope and flawless in execution, Precambrian reinforces THE OCEAN as one of the most exciting names in modern heavy music. Behold mind-blowing metal on a Wagnerian scale.” 9/10 – Rock Sound (UK)

“Full of cinematic breadth and orchestral majesty, it’s easy to get lost in the album’s 80 minutes of rhythmic sea changes and powerful riffing. THE OCEAN excel in their idiosyncratic nuances and hammering insistence on this Teutonic paean to Earth’s geology.” 4/5 – Revolver (US)

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more band & records label info:

http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective

http://www.pelagic-records.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pelagicrecords

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LONG LIVE THE OCEAN.

STONE.

ROSETTA Joins The Pelagic Records Roster For The Release Of “Utopioid” Later This Month; Limited Edition Vinyl Available

Posted in Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on December 28, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Utopioid is the sixth full-length from Philadelphia’s ROSETTA. Written as a four-part song cycle that treads multipolar extremes of texture and dynamics, it reaches the highest heights and the deepest lows of the band’s career and serves as their most concept-driven work to date. An unflinching study of human aspiration, frailty, and betrayal, the album is equal parts mysticism and the band’s own biography, encapsulating and transcending their fourteen years of sonic experimentation.

Initially released earlier this year independently by the band, Pelagic will be releasing the captivating release on limited edition vinyl and CD. Secure your copy HERE.

Stream the record at THIS LOCATION or below:

Formed in Philadelphia in 2003 as a four-piece, ROSETTA‘s first two albums — 2005’s The Galilean Satellites and 2007’s Wake/Lift — pulled together elements from ’90s hardcore, drone, doom, and atmospheric sludge metal. Informed as much by the minimal soundscapes of Stars Of The Lid as by the pulverizing weight of Godflesh, the band’s compositions had a spaced-out, exploratory feel, appropriately dubbed “metal for astronauts.” 2010’s A Determinism Of Morality moved on from celestial themes, focusing on increased melodic sophistication while honing a confrontational urgency.

After concluding a decade-long partnership with Translation Loss Records in 2013, ROSETTA embraced their newfound independence with the self-funded, pay-as-you-wish album The Anaesthete. The darkest, most unsettling album of the band’s career also marked their greatest success so far, recouping costs in twenty-four hours and remaining the top-selling release on Bandcamp for nearly a month. 2015’s Quintessential Ephemera, ROSETTA‘s first effort as a five-piece, received widespread critical and audience acclaim for its energized guitar interplay and evolution of the band’s core sound.

With Utopioid, ROSETTA has again upended their stylistic palette. But as always, with ever deeper gratitude for the investment of fans around the world, they continue to search for the intersection of heaviness and beauty.

“Apparently when somebody is close to death by asphyxiation, they will experience a euphoric high as they begin to lose consciousness. A similar sensation may be felt by listening to Utopioid, a soundtrack for floating in the cosmos, without the risk of actually having to suffocate oneself-or, for those who happen to be an astronaut, without having to remove one’s helmet in the middle of deep space.” — Bandcamp Daily

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* For more band & record label info:

http://rosettaband.tumblr.com

http://www.facebook.com/rosettaband

http://www.pelagic-records.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pelagicrecords

Source: Earsplit PR

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HARM’S WAY – Announces North American Headlining Tour With Ringworm, Vein And Queensway

Posted in Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 27, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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On February 9th, HARM’S WAY will release their fourth full-length, Posthuman, via Metal Blade Records. In support of its release, the band has announced a North American headlining tour with Ringworm, Vein, and Queensway. The trek will commence on February 17th in Cleveland, Ohio and run through March 18th in Pontiac, Michigan. See below for all confirmed dates.

HARM’S WAY w/ Ringworm, Vein, Queensway:

2/17/2018 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH

2/18/2018 Sneaky Dees – Toronto, ON

2/19/2018 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY

2/20/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

2/21/2018 Middle East – Worcester, MA

2/22/2018 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA

2/23/2018 Canal Club – Richmond, VA

2/24/2018 Local 506- Chapel Hill, NC

2/25/2018 The End Nashville, TN

2/26/2018 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

2/27/2018 Transitions – Tampa, FL

3/01/2018 Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA

3/02/2018 Dirty 30 – Dallas, TX

3/03/2018 Houston Underground – Houston, TX

3/04/2018 Jack’s – San Antonio, TX

3/06/2018 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ

3/07/2018 American Legion Post 8 – Las Vegas, NV

3/08/2018 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA

3/09/2018 Gilman – Berkeley, CA

3/10/2018 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

3/11/2018 Hi Hat – Los Angeles, CA

3/14/2018 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT

3/15/2018 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

3/16/2018 Davey’s Uptown – Kansas City, MO

3/17/2018 Fubar – St. Louis, MO

3/18/2018 The Pike Room – Pontiac, MI

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Having grown with each subsequent release, Posthuman is a devastating addition to HARM’S WAY‘s catalog. “We’ve always stayed true to who we are and allowed the songwriting process to take shape organically from record to record, and as the band has progressed, our sound has become more refined with metal and industrial influences,” states drummer Chris Mills.

Guitarist Bo Lueders succinctly sums up what people can expect when they first spin the record, “To a HARM’S WAY fan, I would describe Posthuman as a blend of Isolation (2011) and Rust (2015), but it’s sonically way more insane. To anyone else, I would simply say it’s full on heavy and full on aggression.”

For a first preview of Posthuman, the single “Human Carrying Capacity” can be streamed at: metalblade.com/harmsway where the record can also be preordered in various formats.

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Source: Earsplit PR

http://www.harmsway13.com/

http://www.facebook.com/harmsxway

http://www.twitter.com/harmsxway

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LONG LIVE HARMS WAY, RINGWORM, VEIN & QUEENSWAY.

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HYPNO5E – To Releases Alba – “Les Ombres Errantes” Film + Soundtrack; Trailer Posted

Posted in Hard Rock, movies, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on December 26, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Alba – Les Ombres Errantes (“The Wandering Shadows”) is the first full-length movie directed by vocalist/guitarist Emmanuel Jessua and his band, HYPNO5E, has turned down their amps, or switched them off entirely, to provide the stunning, seventy-five-minute soundtrack for the ambitious project.

Jessua grew up in Bolivia, where the movie was filmed with a team of seven French and Bolivian volunteers on a budget of only 22.000€. The result is a breathtaking sonic and visual journey through the otherworldly landscapes of one of the most intriguing places on earth; a journey that orbits around the memories and reflections of a man contemplating about the eternal loss of childhood.

View the trailer HERE.

For fans who are used to the technical post metal for which HYPNO5E is known, the band’s acoustic alter ego (featuring the same members), which also goes under the guise A BACKWARD GLANCE ON A TRAVEL ROAD, might come as a surprise at first. Fans of the band however are well aware that moments of folk and Latin have always been present within HYPNO5E‘s epic take on contemporary metal.

Alba – Les Ombres Errantes is a movie, an album and a cinematic live show in its original form soon to be seen live across theaters and stages in Europe.

The film and album will be released on April 6th, 2018 worldwide via Pelagic Records.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more band info, click links below:

http://www.hypno5e.com

http://www.facebook.com/hypno5e

http://www.pelagic-records.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pelagicrecords

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LONG LIVE HYNO5E.

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