Archive for January 17, 2022

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.

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