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CONNECTICUT METAL COALITION – Releases Inaugural Comp Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 20, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

The newly minted Connecticut Metal Coalition has released its first compilation, aptly titled Connecticut Metal Coalition Volume One.  Organizer Ryan Early told Alternative Control, “The CMC is intended to be an ever-evolving group of both established and up-and-coming local musicians with the common goal of promoting and advancing our scene as a whole entity. […]  The compilation is mostly just a vehicle that we can use the promote the scene to newcomers. It’s certainly not an unheard-of idea, but the goal was to put together an eclectic collection of songs from CT indie bands across all genres of metal.”

Featured Artists:
Dread These Days
Murder Monday
Iblissian
Owl Maker
Piercing Immortality
Apostasy
Continuum
Enemy of Reason
Glass Divide
Condition Zero
Archaic Decapitator
The Shape
She Walks Without Legs
Cyperna
Physics of Demise

CMC Volume One is available for free streaming and download on bandcamp: https://ctmetalcoalition.bandcamp.com/

A limited number of CD copies are available through the participating bands.

Read Early’s full interview on Alternative Control here: http://www.alternativecontrolct.com/music/ct-metal-coalition/#.XYK4QChKhPY

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE CONNECTICUT METAL.

STONE.

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ENSIFERUM – Announces North American Headlining Tour With Kalmah, Abigail Williams And Aenimus

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 20, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Ensiferum - photo by Andy Whittle - by permission

[Photo by Andy Whittle]

ENSIFERUM will embark on their Path To Victory North American headlining tour, featuring support from Kalmah, Abigail Williams, and Aenimus, late this fall. The journey runs from November 14th in Richmond, Virginia through December 8th in Brooklyn, New York.

Comments ENSIFERUM bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka: “It’s time to get back on the road for one last time before we head to studio to record the next ENSIFERUM album and we couldn’t be more thrilled about the upcoming North American tour! It’s gonna be fireworks of metal for the whole evening because we’ll share the stage with three awesome bands: Kalmah, Abigail Williams, and Aenimus!” See all confirmed dates below.

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of ENSIFERUM, and with their latest album, Two Paths, they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is the quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection of songs to date as well as their most organic.

The album literally takes the concept of Two Paths to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks “Don’t You Say” and “God Is Dead”. “Even though ENSIFERUM has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,” explains Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both Two Paths and its predecessor, One Man Army. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.”

ENSIFERUM w/ Kalmah, Abigail Williams, Aenimus:

11/14/2019 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

11/15/2019 Reverb – Reading, PA

11/16/2019 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON

11/17/2019 Corona Theater – Montreal, QC

11/18/2019 The Opera House – Toronto, ON

11/19/2019 Reggies – Chicago, IL

11/20/2019 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

11/21/2019 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO

11/23/2019 Dickens – Calgary, AB

11/24/2019 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

11/25/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

11/26/2019 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR

11/27/2019 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA

11/29/2019 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA

11/30/2019 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

12/01/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ

12/02/2019 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX

12/03/2019 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX

12/05/2019 Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY

12/07/2019 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

12/08/2019 The Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY

To preview and purchase Two Paths, visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum.

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

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