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TOM MCKAY – Announces New Album

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , on January 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

TOM MCKAY will unleash his new album Call To The Dæmon Sultan in February 2022. Delivering thundering metal instrumentation with ethereal orchestral soundscapes, the new album is a dynamic listening experience.

TOM comments: 

“I’ve been meaning to put together a collection of songs for some time, but up until now have never had enough material I was proud of to do so. Now, after a year of writing, recording and writing again, my debut EP has brought forth the heaviest songs I’ve ever written, both musically and emotionally. Allow me to take you on a deep dive into how I view the world and myself through 3 songs of teeth cutting vocals, playful riffs and melodies, and soaring orchestral work.

He awaits at the edge of time, for the Dæmon Sultan is benign, but ever present.”

Heavier than his previous releases, the new album delves into themes of idolism, isolation, mental illness, existentialism; with special guests NATHAN GROSS contributing orchestration on the title track, and LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT performing vocals on “The Benighted One”.

Album Credits:
Written/Programmed by: TOM MCKAY
Recorded by: TOM MCKAY
Mixed/Mastered: TOM MCKAY

Tracklist:
1. Call To The Dæmon Sultan (1:25)
2. Dishonoured King (5:25)
3. Faith In The Faceless (6:16)
4. The Benighted One (feat. LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT) (8:54)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tmckay715
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tmckay715/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8blX3YnHDG9e9_E9KjPK6g

Source: C Squared Music

Vancouver Trad-Metallers MAULE Premiere New Song: “Sword Woman”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Vancouver (BC) – New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal newcomers Maule have released a new song from their forthcoming debut album. “Sword Woman” is available to stream at: youtu.be/i9E0IYetTF4

Maule will release their self-titled, full-length debut album January 14, 2022 on Gates of Hell Records (a Cruz Del Sur Music sub-label). Pre-orders are available at the following links:

CD: https://tinyurl.com/2p8fhtx8
LP: https://tinyurl.com/4wdt5rws

A lyric video for opening track “Evil Eye” is available at: youtu.be/eB5noCcqIRM

Pure, aggressive traditional metal that captures the spirit of NWOBHM for the 21st century! On their self-titled album, Vancouver’s Maule reinvigorates the sounds of the early 1980s with a fresh, energetic twist, making it one of the year’s most exciting debuts!

More than four decades after its arrival, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) continues to inspire new musicians. Its first wave, of course, helped create thrash and laid the groundwork for the European and North American metal scenes that would take shape throughout the ensuing decade. And while Iron Maiden and Saxon emerged as the unabashed mainstays of the style, bands like Angel Witch, Blitzkrieg, Diamond Head and Tygers of Pan Tang established the core sonic tenants that now live on through bands a generation removed, including Vancouver, British Columbia’s Maule.

Formed in 2017 by rhythm guitarist/vocalist Jakob Weel and bassist Johnny Maule, Maule broke onto the scene in 2019 with their From Hell demo. The five-song offering made waves throughout the metal underground, showcasing a young band with a deft grasp on traditional metal. As it turns out, Johnny Maule and original lead guitarist Daniel Gottardo came from a classical and jazz music background, informing their unique sense of riffs, rhythms and songwriting arrangements. The momentum from the From Hell demo carried the band into 2020 when they began work on what became their eponymous debut, their first release for Gates of Hell Records.

Recorded in February 2020 at Little Red Sounds Studio with producer and engineer Michael Kraushaar, who previously manned the From Hell sessions, Maule’s self-titled debut is an nine-song realization of the band’s sound, stocked with thrash-inspired riffing, anthemic choruses, blazing leads and Weel’s sharp, biting vocal approach that capably handles aggressive and mid-tempo material. (Gottardo played all leads on the album, but has since been replaced by Justin Walker.)

Lyrically, Maule embraces the storytelling philosophy embraced throughout classic metal with tales of life and death, with additional nods to Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft. The album’s cover art was created by Dave Levi Holland and was based on a sketch from Johnny Maule.

Track Listing:

  1. Evil Eye
  2. Ritual
  3. Summoner
  4. Maule
  5. Red Sonya
  6. Sword Woman
  7. Father Time
  8. March of the Dead
  9. We Ride

Album Line-Up:
Jakob Weel – Vocals/guitars
Daniel Gottardo – Lead guitars
Johnny Maule – Bass
Eddie Riumin – Drums

Current Line-Up:
Jakob Weel – Vocals/guitars
Justin Walker – Lead guitars
Johnny Maule – Bass
Eddie Riumin – Drums

gatesofhellrecords.com

maule.bandcamp.com/releases

cruzdelsurmusic.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

NECROT – Bay Area Death Metal/Punk Trio To Release New Special Tape Edition Of Acclaimed Sophomore Full-Length “Mortal”

Posted in Metal, metal blade, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

783punx‘ ‘tape pizza boxset’ series continues and next in line will be a true gem of death metal: “Mortal” by Bay Area death metal/punk trio NECROT.

Recorded and originally released by Tankcrimes Records in 2020, the follow-up to the band’s critically adored “Blood Offerings” debut album is at once earth rupturing and memorable. Easily their most precise performance to date, “Mortal” foams at its mouth with destructive rhythms, intricate guitar leads, and guttural domination.

“Mortal” will soon be available in a 7 inch pizza box with all-over and under-the-lid artwork containing:

– cassette tape with special full-coverage UV on body print, packed in cardboard mailer with all-over artwork
– 2x 783punx sticker
– 2x Necrot sticker (Mortal & Sickle)
– A3 Necrot Sickle poster
– 8-pages booklet with all lyrics and info
– Necrot Demongram enamel metal pin
– Necrot Demongram backpatch

Limited to 166.6 hand-numbered copies

Release date: 28.01.2022

Watch an unboxing video at THIS LOCATION!

Copy number #1 goes on auction to support West Oakland Punks With Lunch – specifically requested by the band!

Punks with Lunch (PWL) is doing a lot of much-needed good. Starting as a small operation out of one person’s home, they have since expanded to a full-on warehouse for meal prep, a mobile outreach team, and a safe needle exchange program serving the homeless population of Oakland. The group provides basic necessities with a focus simply on “human kindness”.

More information can be found here: https://www.punkswithlunch.org/

PWL are currently raising money for a van to distribute food, necessities and faith in humanity even more widely!

We encourage you to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-pwl-get-a-van

Auction for copy number #1 is taking place on the 783punx Facebook – bids only in comments under original post! Auction starts 5/01/2022 and ends 16/01/2022 at 10GMT.

783punx – www.783punx.com

www.783punx.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE NECROT.

Danish Alternative Metal Quintet NORÐ Is Set To Release Their Debut Album – First Single And Video “Fear Reigns” Out Now!

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Promo pic by colorrain.dk

Danish alternative metal quintet NORÐ is set to release their debut album Machine Blood on March 4th 2022 via Inverse Records. The album is mixed and mastered by the magnificent Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Denmark (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Primal Fear, etc). The first single Fear Reigns is released today along with music video.

Watch Fear Reigns music video: https://youtu.be/3CJY2fnABfs

Single cover: Hollowed Graphix

Fear Reigns (single 2022) Composer: NORÐ lyrics: Niels Thybæk-Hansen

The band comments:“Fear Reigns is a track that means a lot to us. First of all it’s a killer riff and the verse has harmonic vibrations that would remind you of the Twin Peakstheme. The chorus begins with another bad ass groovy riff followed by a more atmospheric part that will speak to anyone who ever liked Deftones. The bridge is an epic melodic part with tight riffin’ and melancholic soundscapes.

The song has been with us for a long time and it still feels fucking awesome to play every time. The crowd also always has a good response to this track.

The lyrics talk about the cracks in the foundation of societies around the world. The ideal of a democracy based on trust is increasingly threatened by more simple means to power such as fear and repression. As the globalization have brought us closer together it has also drawn new battle lines between ideologies. Societies based on ancient traditions and belief collide with capitalistic societies based on the free will of the individual. Cohesiveness is threatened and protectionism becomes stronger.

So some really uplifting themes in that song 🙂 But seriously, we love this song and hope everyone will enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoy playing it.”

Line-up:
Vocals: Bjarne Matthiesen
Guitar: Niels Thybæk-Hansen
Guitar: Thomas Bøgh Jensen
Bass: Peter Littau
Drums: Rune Kolsbjerg Hansen

Album cover by: All Things Rotten

Tracklist:

  1. Prologue
  2. Left Behind
  3. Fear Reigns
  4. Depleted Soil
  5. The Swordsman
  6. The Run
  7. Endless Stream
  8. Seasons Erased
  9. Law of Jante
  10. Machine Blood
  11. Epilogue

Listen to Fear Reigns single on:

Youtube: https://youtu.be/3CJY2fnABfs
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3mYEZqJ
Bandcamp: https://nordmetal.bandcamp.com
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3eTNUFD
Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/albums/B09NDX6B5Q

Pre-order Machine Blood album on Bandcamp
Pre-save second single Seasons Erased on Spotify
Pre-save Machine Blood album on Spotify

LONG LIVE NORÐ.

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