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AGE OF ATHENA – Release Video For “Together We Fall”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , on February 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Symphonic metalcore band AGE OF ATHENA has released a video for their song “Together We Fall”. The track is taken from their critically acclaimed album Gate to Oblivion which was released in December.

Watch the video:

Listen to Gate to Oblivion:

The band comments:

“Together We Fall captures the essence of Age of Athena. We wanted to showcase the chaos and beauty of the music through a balance of light and dark in the video. We are incredibly proud and excited share our hard work with everyone. We thank everyone for the support and hope you enjoy!”

Zachary Sabean
Helen Illumina
Nathan Gross
Michael Johnson


Source: C Squared Music


TOOL – “FEAR INOCULUM” Ultra Deluxe Vinyl Arrives April 8th Via RCA Records

Posted in Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey


Feb 25, 2022, LOS ANGELES – The eagerly-awaited vinyl version of TOOL’s critically-acclaimed fifth album, Fear Inoculum, arrives on April 8 via RCA Records, with the GRAMMY®-Award winning release spread over 5 LPs and paired with new, extensive artwork.

Adam Jones reconceptualized the already impressive album packaging with each of the 180g vinyl discs emblazoned with a unique etching and accompanied by an elaborate pictorial booklet including never-before-seen artwork. The limited-edition set, which also features a new cover, is housed in a hard shell box

TOOL has consistently elevated the concept of album art, from the groundbreaking Fear Inoculum CD release fronted by a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage (“Recusant Ad Infinitum”) to 10,000 Days’ integrated stereoscopic lenses to Ænima’s lenticular jewel case, Jones has pushed the boundaries of what is possible. He has been twice nominated in the GRAMMY®-Awards Best Recording Package category, taking home the trophy in 2007 for 10,000 Days.

Quite possibly the era’s most highly-anticipated album, Fear Inoculum arrived in August of 2019. Debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200, the album earned heaps of critical praise with NPR saying, “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13 year wait,” Revolver proclaiming the album “a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come” and Consequence saying the release finds “Tool in peak performance.”

Fear Inoculum Ultra Deluxe vinyl pre-orders are available now:

Fear Inoculum Ultra Deluxe vinyl track-listing:

Disc 1:“Fear Inoculum” and “Pneuma”

Disc 2: “Invincible”

Disc 3: “Legion Inoculant” and “Descending”

Disc 4: “Culling Voices” “Chocolate Chip Trip”

Disc 5: “7empest” and “Mockingbeat”

Source: Speakeasy Public Relations & Marketing


Finnish Stoner Metal Band ZOMBIE RODEO Return With New Single ‘Mind Infestation’

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish stoner metal band Zombie Rodeo is back after six years. The band released a new single Mind Infestation which is taken from the upcoming EP The Eyes Are Set Upon You. EP is released on April 29th 2022 via Inverse Records.

Watch Mind Infestation video:

The band comments:
“The song is a twisted tale, when one’s mind is consumed with thoughts, that should not normally be there. This time the vocals took a much harsher turn and also the music has a lot more pronounced mid 90’s metal vibe, on top of the fuzzy delivery of earlier releases. The lyrics also reflect the music better this time.

After a lenghty search, no suitable replacement for Thomas Vee on vocals was found, so Miika decided to also take on the vocal duties on top of delivering commanding riffage. Otherwise the line-up remains unchanged this time.”

EP cover by Sami Lintunen


  1. Eyes Upon You
  2. Mind Infestation
  3. Night’s Jackals Howl
  4. Unspeakable Fathoms
  5. This Burning Wasteland

Listen to the single on:




Apple Music:

Pre-order ‘The Eyes Are Set Upon You’ on Bandcamp:

Pre-Save ‘The Eyes Are Set Upon You’ on Spotify/Apple/Deezer:

Miika Partonen – vocals & guitar
Mika Rissanen – guitar
Mikko Puhakka – bass
Mikko Mustonen – drums

Single cover by Kalle Pyyhtinen

Zombie Rodeo – Mind Infestation (single 2022)

Composed by Miika Partonen & Mika Rissanen. Lyrics by Mikko Puhakka

Featuring singer Suvi Wirman (Cantata Sangui & Vanguard)
Featuring Keys: Kari Huikuri


I AM MORBID – Ft. David Vincent, Bill Hudson – Announce European ‘Morbidfest Tour 2022’ With Special Guests BELPHEGOR + HATE!

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Tour organizer The Flaming Arts issued the following:

Headlined by the mighty I AM MORBID, Morbidfest Tour 2022 is dedicated to the 30-year anniversary of the release of the ‘Blessed are the Sick’ album. Initially announced for 2021, the Morbidfest Tour had to be postponed due to the pandemic. But, it’s finally happening in 2022 with even higher anticipation!

Formed by DAVID VINCENT, the legendary, long-time frontman (vocalist & bassist) of the genre-defining extreme metal purveyors, MORBID ANGEL, I AM MORBID performs Vincent-era classics from Morbid Angel’s ‘Altars of Madness’, ‘Blessed Are The Sick’, ‘Covenant’ and ‘Domination’ albums.

Morbidfest Tour 2022 will include a touring package supported by two very special guests, Belphegor and HATE.

‘Morbidfest Tour 2022’ dates + support from Belphegor and HATE:

March 24th: Berlin 🇩🇪 @ ORWO Haus
March 25th: Roskilde 🇩🇰 @ Gimle
March 26th: Aalborg 🇩🇰 @ Streetfood
March 27th: Bochum 🇩🇪 @ Matrix
March 29th: Prague 🇨🇿 @ Futurum
March 30th: Poznan 🇵🇱 @ Klub U Bazyla
March 31st: Gdansk 🇵🇱 @ B90
April 1st: Katowice 🇵🇱 @ P23
April 2nd: Ostrava 🇨🇿 @ Barrack Club
April 3rd: Bratislava 🇸🇰 @ MCC Majestic
April 4th: Brussels 🇧🇪 @ Botanique
April 6th: Hengelo 🇳🇱 @ Metropool
April 7th: London 🇬🇧 @ Underworld
April 8th: Cardiff 🇬🇧 @ Fuel
April 9th: Manchester 🇬🇧 @ Rebellion
April 10th: Rotterdam 🇳🇱 @ Baroeg
April 12th: Nantes 🇫🇷 @ Le Warehouse
April 13th: Paris 🇫🇷 @ L’Empreinte
April 14th: Metz 🇫🇷 @ Le Geulard
April 15th: Aaburg 🇨🇭 @ Musigburg
April 16th: Munich 🇩🇪 @ Dark Easter Metal Meeting
April 17: Leipzig 🇩🇪 @ Hellraiser
April 18th: Kassel 🇩🇪 @ Goldgrube
April 19th: Weiheim 🇩🇪 @ Cafe Central
April 20th: Milan 🇮🇹 @ Slaughterclub
April 21st: Rome 🇮🇹 @ Orion
April 22nd: Venice 🇮🇹 @ Revolver

More information at

Source: Split Screen Management


ALLEGAEON – To Kick Off North American Tour With Omnium Gatherum This Weekend!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Caleb Dane Young)

Colorado metal force ALLEGAEON will kick off their month-long North American tour supporting Omnium Gatherum this weekend! The journey begins on February 26th in Brooklyn, New York and runs through March 27th in Boston, Massachusetts. Additional support will be provided by Black Crown Initiate. See all confirmed dates below.

ALLEGAEON w/ Omnium Gatherum, Black Crown Initiate:
2/26/2022 The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
2/27/2022 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
2/28/2022 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
3/01/2022 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/02/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
3/04/2022 Come And Take It Live! – Austin, TX
3/05/2022 Satellite Bar – Houston, TX
3/06/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
3/07/2022 BLVD – Kansas City, MO
3/08/2022 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
3/09/2022 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
3/10/2022 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
3/11/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/12/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
3/13/2022 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
3/14/2022 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
3/15/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3/16/2022 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
3/18/2022 Dickens – Calgary, AB
3/19/2022 The Exchange – Regina, SK
3/20/2022 Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB
3/21/2022 Amsterdam Bar & Hotel – Minneapolis
3/22/2022 The Crucible – Madison, WI
3/23/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL
3/24/2022 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON
3/25/2022 The Ritz – Montreal, QC
3/26/2022 Source de la Martinere – Quebec City
3/27/2022 Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA

ALLEGAEON will be touring in support of their sixth studio album, DAMNUM, set for release on February 25th via Metal Blade Records. ALLEGAEON have built themselves a unique place in the musical landscape, forcing both technicality and melody to the forefront as they create tumultuous and riveting death metal. With DAMNUM, they push everything further into the extreme, and in the process deliver the definitive ALLEGAEON record. Preview and purchase DAMNUM at

ALLEGAEON’s metamorphosis from mechanical tech-deathheads to progressive wayfarers has been as smooth as it was unpredictable. They’ve avoided the period of stagnation that brings down so many great tech bands. We should have all guessed from those Rush and Yes covers which way the wind was blowing, but few would have predicted just how impressive DAMNUM would be.” — Metal Injection



TABAHI – Thrash Metal Band From Pakistan Releases New Single “Politricks” – New Music Video Streaming Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

TABAHI is a Thrash Metal band from Karachi, Pakistan. A city is known as the most violent in Pakistan, and among the world’s most dangerous. A perfect breeding ground for quality thrash metal. TABAHI, takes its cues from 80’s German thrash bands such as Destruction and Kreator, armed with some classic pre-86 Bay Area ideas.

With stingy vocals and claustrophobic riffs, the music will take you right into the heart of Pakistan’s most dangerous city with a pure thrash assault that numbs the brain. After an 8 year hiatus, TABAHI returns; being both a pioneer of thrash metal in Pakistan and their country’s only thrash metal band.

Watch and listen to their new music video for new single Politricks below. A damn good song and worthy of many listens on any metalhead’s playlist. Crank it up you metal muthas!!



THE 69 EYES – Joins The Atomic Fire Records Roster + New Music On The Horizon!

Posted in gothic, gothic metal, Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Marek Sabogal)

Having been haunting stages all over the world for thirty-three years, goth ‘n’ roll pioneers THE 69 EYES seem to be a truly immortal part of the dark rock/metal scene. Widely known as the Helsinki Vampires, the quintet gained several platinum albums with Blessed Be and Paris Kills and not only reached the #1 spots on the single and album charts in their home country of Finland, but also plunged the world into a sinful cosmos of love, death, and melancholy, outliving any other band emerging from the goth hype of the early 2000s.

By developing their sound further into sleaze rock on Devils (2004) and Angels (2007) and not shying away from pitch black Elvis allusions in singer Jyrki 69’s dark voice and unique onstage dance moves, the band has established a worldwide following. Over the course of over three decades, THE 69 EYES has toured relentlessly throughout Europe, America, Asia, and Australia and released twelve full-length studio albums.

Today, THE 69 EYES announces their signing to Atomic Fire Records (worldwide excluding Finland). Get your vampire teeth sharpened as news songs and tours are in the horizon!

Singer Jyrki 69 comments on this unholy new alliance: “We are back in a full swing! Our paths here in Helsinki crossed with our old A&R guy Gabi Hakanen who was with us when we released our highest selling albums Devils and Angels, so as he heard our new demos, we sort of just continued like right after last time. So, he got us in his label’s studio right away at Vallila Music House (Hanoi Rocks’ Sami Yaffa, Ville Valo & Agents). Simultaneously, we also hooked up with the brand new Atomic Fire Records label which has our classic former Nuclear Blast dream team there, so this ‘new’ and fresh beginning for THE 69 EYES sounds like a dream, really! New big-time rocking music comes out very soon!”

CEO and A&R Markus Wosgien adds, “We are more than happy to welcome our beloved Helsinki Vampires, the most unique and by far coolest gothic band in hell and on earth. We worked together for more than ten years and their four latest studio albums, and will continue now, reunited under the Atomic Fire banner. This feels like coming home to all of us and we are honored to continue our long term relationship.”

Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums



NO TIN GODZ – To Release New Album

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Heavy rockers NO TIN GODZ will release their self-titled EP on April 8, 2022.

The trio are a powerhouse of groove rhythms, soaring melodies and distortion. From “I Walk Alone” to “Hell Yeah” their energy never falters. Forging a full sound drawing influences from traditional metal such as BLACK SABBATH, to the heavy of ROB ZOMBIE, and melodic style of GHOST, NO TIN GODZ deliver a heavy modern twist with a rock ‘n’ roll edge.

The epic impact of the intro riff in “I Walk Alone” establishes the hard-hitting intensity NO TIN GODZ produce. Melodic commanding vocals and intricate guitar leads, along with rhythmic experimentation, show the clever manipulation of dynamics across the tracks which cultivate charismatic moods. “We Are Zombies” combines NO TIN GODZ energy with a darker atmosphere. While “Just Before Dawn” ventures into a greater focus of guitar riffs and licks, with a raw sentiment portrayed through the chorus.

NO TIN GODZ’s unyielding spirit storms through the album. Exposing all sides of the human condition with great enthusiasm, the new EP is a model of pure, high voltage heavy metal.

Watch the video for the album’s first single “I Walk Alone” here:

Lennis Hayes – Bass and Lead Vocals
Paul Kennedy – Drums and vocals
Mike Bartodziej – Guitar and Vocals


Source: C Squared Music


GREENBEARD – Austin Stoner Rock Unit To Release New Full-Length, Variant”, on April 1st Via Sailor Records/Kozmik Artifactz – Teaser Video Now Playing

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Dave Creaney)

Nearly three years since first setting foot in the studio, Austin, Texas stoner rocker frontrunners GREENBEARD will unveil their long-awaited new full-length, Variant, on April 1st via Sailor Records in the US and Kozmik Artifactz in Europe.

The serendipitously named album was subject to a long incubation period, due largely to Covid-related challenges, as well as lineup changes and industry-wide delays in vinyl production. Nevertheless, Variant emerges as a valiant tribute to new directions, creative experimentation, and engagement with the wider musical community. The album represents a departure in sound for the group, which has traditionally been situated squarely at the intersection of desert and stoner rock. Songs incorporate significant soul and R&B influences, with crooning vocal interludes and surprise instrumentation, while still tapping into their heavy stoner roots.

“Wanting to blend stoner rock and soul, we entered into the recording process with a collaborative mindset, leaving room for the process to unfold in the studio,” remarks GREENBEARD frontman, Chance Parker.

In advance of the record’s release, the band unveils, “Exodus,” the first in a trilogy of singles leading up to Variant’s drop date. Notes Parker, “We chose ‘Exodus’ as the first single because it works as a Trojan horse for all the weird stuff we are about to unload on this album.”

View GREENBEARD’s “Exodus” at THIS LOCATION or below:

Having begun production in 2018, GREENBEARD set forth wanting to depart from the stereotypical derivatives of stoner rock and chose to take elements of soul music with them into the studio. They broughtin layers of strings, slide guitar, horns, and sonorous melodies to realize this vision.

Suddenly Covid-19 struck. The band was unable to play live shows, and their support tour with Texas legends …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead was cancelled. Their former bassist departed, another was hired, then left to look for work in Hawaii. However, in the midst of all these changes, Pat Seals (Flyleaf, Kimberly Dunn, Belle & The Dragon) joined the band, bringing signature energy to their stage performances. The band then brought on Joe Samson as second guitarist, rounding out their lineup. The new album represents an openness to change and a melding of minds.

Stand by for Variant artwork, preorders, and further info to be announced in the coming weeks.

Chance Parker – guitar/vocals
Buddy Hachar – drums
Pat Seals – bass
Joe Samson – guitar


GRAVE NEXT DOOR – Release New Music Video For “As Heavy As Texas”

Posted in doom metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Michigan stoner metal outfit, GRAVE NEXT DOOR, have released their new video for their single ”As Heavy As Texas” via Ghost Cult Magazine.

Please note that their upcoming album, Sanctified Heathen, will be releasing via Black Doomba Records on March 18, not January 28th as previously stated.

The band comments:

”We filmed our video for “As Heavy As Texas” in the little town of Hubbard, Texas, where the inspiration of the song came from. We filmed on a severely hot day at the end of July after we played a show there the night before, at the Red Barn Winery And Tasting Room. The town really opened itself to us with their generous and genuine hospitality.

We were able to shoot at two locations, a working ranch and an old roadhouse bar. We feel that the footage of the ranch enabled us to show the light and space of Texas. The other location was a dark dank roadhouse bar, which had been a speakeasy during the prohibition years and it was a direct contrast to the ranch. The video also features a cameo by local Hubbard, Texas artist Tommy Kruger.”


Pre Order:

Formed back in 2018 by brothers Patrick and Anthony Salerno, and aptly named after the graveyard situated next to their home, GRAVE NEXT DOOR delves into the dark and macabre. Drawing from the iconic sounds of BLACK SABBATH, BLACK FLAG and even CREAM, all blended with the trio’s individual edge. Sanctified Heathen sees the band deliver brutally heavy distortion, doom grooves and powerful vocals. A morbid exploration awaits with lyrical themes of addiction, mortality, war, and their own personal experiences seeping through the album.

Line Up:
Patrick Salerno
Anthony Salerno
Travis Soleski


Source: C Squared Music



Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music festivals, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

After two years of forced hiatus,, Vertigo and Cerberus Booking are pleased to look to the future with optimism and announce the first bands for the Festival 2022! The event, scheduled for mid-September, this time will gather the hardest, most infernal and darkest metal around, for two days of extreme music set to take place at the Live Music Club in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milan, Italy).

Day 1 – Saturday 17th September 2022
With pleasure we can finally reconfirm the mighty SODOM as headliners of the first day! For the first time, Tom Angelripper‘s band will present the songs of the devastating latest album “Genesis XIX” to the Italian fans. Thanks to this record the German act managed to enter the German top ten and secure great praise from fans and media.

In the role of co-headliner we will find another legendary band: CORONER! The Swiss band, currently working on their new album, returns to Italy after 6 years of absence for an exclusive show full of classics. To complete this round of announcements for the “day one”, we are happy to introduce IN.SI.DIA, long running torchbearers of Italian thrash metal, and HYADES who will reunite specifically for this event.

Day 2 – Sunday 18 September 2022
We descend directly into the bowels of Hades with the headliner of this day. All hail WATAIN, who will bring to our stage their ferocious show, which as usual will be extreme in every aspect and with a unique atmosphere. Those who have seen them live cannot forget what the Swedish black metal band is capable of evoking. To support them we will have ABBATH, the band led by the charismatic ex-frontman of IMMORTAL, which will release the new album “Dread Reaver“ at the end of March.
Before this double shot of black metal, we will welcome ASPHYX, absolute masters of doom-death metal, and TRIBULATION, another great band and winner of a Swedish Grammy that in recent years has been hailed as a new force in dark metal. Also please salute BØLZER, a Swiss duo with an absolutely personal take on the black-death metal sound.

We are currently working on the confirmation of other big international names and we plan to announce them within a few weeks. Stay tuned!

Once again, the Live Music Club, our historic venue in the outskirts of Milan, will welcome you with an outdoor lounge area, several refreshment points, a beergarden, a metalmarket and a special area where free meet & greet sessions will be held with all the available bands. Times and additional details will be revealed in due time.

Once again, please stay tuned for more details and news!


Single day: 39€ + booking fees | At the doors: 45€

Weekend ticket: 65€ + booking fees | At the doors: 75€

All tickets are available here:


Tickets purchased for the 2020 and 2021 editions that haven’t been reimbursed are valid for 2022.

RIVERS OF NIHIL – Announces Spring US Headlining Tour With Special Guests Fallujah, Alluvial, And Warforged

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on February 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Mike Truehart)

RIVERS OF NIHIL will return to the road for a Spring headlining tour with support from Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged! The US leg of the Terrestria World Tour begins May 6th in Brooklyn, New York and runs through June 5th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The journey includes a special show supporting Hypocrisy in Austin, Texas as well as appearances by The Zenith Passage and Burial In The Sky on select dates. Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Fallujah, Alluvial, Warforged:
5/06/2022 Market Hotel – Brooklyn, NY
5/07/2022 Jewel – Manchester, NH
5/08/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/10/2022 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
5/11/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
5/12/2022 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
5/13/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
5/14/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
5/15/2022 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/17/2022 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
5/18/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/19/2022 Amplified – Dallas, TX
5/20/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX w/ Hypocrisy
5/21/2022 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
5/22/2022 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
5/24/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/25/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/26/2022 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/27/2022 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/28/2022 Star Theater – Portland, OR
5/29/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/31/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/01/2022 Bluebird – Denver, CO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/02/2022 BLVD – Kansas City. MO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/03/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Burial In The Sky
6/04/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Burial In The Sky
6/05/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Burial In The Sky

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their newest full-length, The Work, released last Fall on Metal Blade Records. RIVERS OF NIHIL has never fit neatly into a box, but with 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name, they transcended all labels applied to them. Returning in 2021 with The Work, they’ve forged further into new territory, delivering an album that’s as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own.

Inarguably a dense, heavy collection, The Work is far too dynamic to be considered a solely metal record and there is a genuine warmth that shows through, particularly tracks like “Wait” and the gorgeous “Maybe One Day.” Additionally, the band has incorporated far more clean vocals alongside the screaming that tears through many of the record’s heavier tracks. Courtesy of their friend Zach Strouse, saxophone once again adds extra layers of atmosphere to the collection, utilizing baritone, soprano, and alto saxes to great effect.

Preview and purchase The Work at:


DESERT CLOUDS – To Release New Album

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, new orleans metal music, news with tags , , , , , on February 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Heavy psychedelic rockers DESERT CLOUDS are pleased to announce that they will release their album Planexit via Mandrone Records on March 25 2022.

The band comments:

“This new album is a journey throughout the inner side of the human being, represented by a nameless man who is trying to escape the surrounding environment that overwhelms him.”

Drawing inspiration from all genres and influences from the likes of SYD BARRETT to LED ZEPPELIN to NIRVANA and TOOL. Lyrically they explore the darker side of the human condition and draw on interests such as the Italian artistic movement Decadentism, along with existentialism. Opening the album is the dynamic title track “Planexit”, taking a humorous twist on Brexit delivers a theatrical and genre mixing experience. Classic, psychedelic rock styles fuse with overdriven guitars and progressive elements to create a distinctive soundscape. From the high-energy, fast-pace of “Mamarse” to the serene, atmospheric “Deceivers”, the new album delves into dystopian themes aptly explored through compelling composition.

Venture on a thrilling voyage with Planexit. Melodic riffs and hard hitting rhythms fuel the powerful impact of the music. DESERT CLOUDS‘ experimental sound produces colourful musicality enhanced with a heavy intensity.

More information will be available soon.

Source: C Squared Music


THEANDRIC – Releases“Flight Among The Tombs” – EP Streaming

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on February 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Detroit (MI) – Traditional/progressive metal band THEANDRIC have released sophomore EP Flight Among The Tombs.

Purchase and stream the EP at:

Metalheads hungry for majesty, melody and massive riffing will find much to love on this strong four song collection, which touches on elements of thrash, prog, doom and traditional metal throughout its ambitious twenty-seven-minute running time.

Flight Among the Tombs is a collection of four epic and powerful songs that will call to mind the historical high drama of Iron Maiden, the desperate doom of Candlemass, and the musical and intellectual depth of bands like Queensryche and Fates Warning. A twin guitar attack, thunderous drums, doom-laden bass and the soaring Dickinsonian vocals of Paul Tiseo characterize their sound.

This brief but engaging collection will impress metal fans with its high level of musicianship, profound lyrical depth, and passionate performances. In short, Flight Among the Tombs is an epic, powerful, and passionate heavy metal release that reveals an up-and-coming band quickly coming into their powers.

Track Listing:

  1. Flight Among The Tombs
  2. The Battle of Sherramuir
  3. Condemned to Death
  4. Ozymandias
(Photo credit: Robert Bruce Photography)

EP Line-Up:

Paul Tiseo – Vocals, Bass, Keys, Guitars

Bill Bogue – Guitars

Aaron Wienczak – Guitars

Matt Voss – Drums

Album Artwork by: Sean Simmons ~

Source: ClawHammer PR


JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE – TO Release New Album “HELL, CA.” On March 11th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Raised during the 80’s debauchery on the Sunset Strip and still going strong in 2022, JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE recently released their third single titled ‘Gonna Take You Higher’ on all digital platforms. ‘Gonna Take You Higher’ comes from the upcoming album HELL, CA. which is available to pre-order/add/save now and out on March 11, 2022, through Golden Robot Records.

Listen to ‘Gonna Take You Higher’ HERE

‘Gonna Take You Higher’ was preceded by two absolutely cracking singles ‘Wanna Be Somebody’ and ‘Soul Mama’ which both show Jizzy in fine form and gives a strong indication as to what to expect from Hell, CA.

HELL, CA. is a collection of 10 hard-hitting rock anthems, all with that distinctive Love/Hate style, with Jizzy Pearl’s trademark vocals taking the songs up and beyond and the heavy guitars doing the rest.

JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE has been a staple on the rock scene since their first record BLACK OUT IN THE RED ROOM earned them “Best Record of the Year 1990” from Kerrang! and Metal Hammer magazines.

Listen to ‘Soul Mama’ HERE

Listen to ‘Wanna Be Somebody’ HERE

Pre-order/add/save Hell, CA HERE

Listen/buy ‘Gonna Take you Higher’ HERE


LOVE/HATE has been a fixture on the Hollywood Sunset Strip since they released their debut album on Columbia Records BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM in 1990. BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM received much critical acclaim and was awarded “Best Record of the Year” from both Kerrang! and Metal Hammer magazines. The original LOVE/HATE released five records in the 1990’s and toured with such bands as Skid Row, Dio, Ozzy Osbourne & AC/DC.

Since that time, singer Jizzy Pearl has kept the band alive with his own version, JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE, and at the same time played, recorded and toured with such platinum artists as RATT, L.A. Guns, Steven Adler and currently Quiet Riot. Jizzy Pearl has released five solo records as well, including 2018’s Frontiers record ALL YOU NEED IS SOUL.


Source: Golden Robot Records


SUDDEN DEAF – To Release Debut Album

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Texas-based metal band SUDDEN DEAF are pleased to announce that they will release their debut album in the summer of 2022.

Producing an implosion of influences, drawing from traditional, speed and groove, along with some classic rock and experimental elements, SUDDEN DEAF’s sound is a melting pot of heavy. With their debut album currently in progress, the outfit are kicking off with the single “Headhunter” which will debut on Feb 18th. The narrative focus is on a tale of a Viking, but the track also delves into emotions of rage and greed, lust and distain that we all feel. A thundering introduction driving a fury of anticipation leads to the hard-hitting pay off seeing epic wailing guitars and head-banging rhythms.

Intense energy and a fast pace results in sheer chaotic havoc. Being engulfed by SUDDEN DEAF’s wall of sound may leave you deaf but it’ll be worth it! And watch out for any demons accidentally summoned in the process.

The band comments:

“We are thrilled to release our debut single; a song about rage, power and disdain, ‘Headhunter’ stands as the first song off our upcoming album and sets the initial tone for what’s to come”

Line Up:
Drew Potter— Lead vocals and Bass
Dylan Bigelow—- Guitar
Alex Turner— Guitar
Max Cortez—- Drums



Source: C Squared Music


WHITECHAPEL To Kick Off US Tour Supporting Cannibal Corpse Next Week!

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on February 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(photo by Alex Morgan)

WHITECHAPEL will return to the stage next week supporting labelmates Cannibal Corpse on a month-long US tour! A celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Metal Blade Records, the trek begins February 18th in Atlanta, Georgia and runs through March 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Additional support will be provided by labelmates Revocation as well as Shadow Of Intent. See all confirmed dates below.

WHITECHAPEL w/ Cannibal Corpse, Revocation, Shadow Of Intent:
2/18/2022 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
2/19/2022 The Ramkat – Winston-Salem, NC
2/20/2022 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
2/21/2022 Reverb – Reading, PA
2/22/2022 The Roxian – Pittsburgh, PA
2/24/2022 Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
2/25/2022 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
2/26/2022 Anthology – Rochester, NY
2/28/2022 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
3/01/2022 The Vic – Chicago, IL
3/02/2022 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
3/04/2022 The Gothic – Denver, CO
3/05/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
3/07/2022 Showbox – Seattle, WA
3/08/2022 Hawthorne – Portland, OR
3/10/2022 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
3/11/2022 The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
3/12/2022 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
3/13/2022 The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA
3/14/2022 The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
3/15/2022 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
3/17/2022 Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX
3/18/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
3/19/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
3/21/2022 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
3/22/2022 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
3/23/2022 Iron City – Birmingham, AL
3/25/2022 Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL
3/26/2022 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

WHITECHAPEL will be touring in support of their eighth studio album, Kin, released last Fall via Metal Blade Records. Already sitting on one of the most enviable catalogs in contemporary metal, Kin, was produced once again by Mark Lewis with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios in Sweden handling the mixing, then Ted Jensen mastering it in Nashville, Tennessee. The resulting album is a dynamic and diverse collection, further advancing the band’s sound into new territory without losing sight of what brought them to this point. Kin has gone on to hit #24 on the Current Albums Chart, peaking at #3 on Hard Music Albums, and #6 on the Independent Albums Chart.

Preview and purchase Kin at THIS LOCATION.



Finnish Industrial Metal Band RUOSKA Releases Their Sixth Album Later This Year – New Single Out Now!

Posted in industrial metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish industrial metal band RUOSKA is finishing the production of their sixth full length album. Now they have released a second single from the upcoming album.

Frontman Patrik Mennander backgrounds the new single:

“Kade leads the listener deeper inside the upcoming album’s dark atmosphere. It’s a story about eternal disasters and misery that continue across the generations. The Ruoska soldier on the cover artwork is about to begin his journey on this cursed and devastated world trying to survive while searching (for) signs of life. Ruoska’s story continues with familiar futuristic themes and the mystery around the concept starts to unveil. The music video of Kade visualizes the story and will be released later this spring. Also another single will be released later this spring and the full album in autumn 2022.”

Release date: February 10th 2022

Distribution: Concorde Music Company / Inverse Music Group

Composers: Patrik Mennander, Samuli Rimmi & Reeta-Kaisa Teikari
Lyrics: Anssi Routalehto

Listen to “Kade”:




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Finnish Death Metal Band OvDeth Releases New EP ‘Mortal Burden’

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Jani Kormu (Photo editing: Esa Hallanoro)

Helsinki based 5-piece Death Metal band OvDeth brings their unique touch to the Nordic extreme metal scene. Since 2016, the band has forged their solid Death Metal rooted music into a recognizable style that conveys a deep and gloomy atmosphere. “From darkness to despair, and ultimately to integrity”. The band voyages boldly into these stands, both on the record and live.

Mortal Burden showcases Death Metal songs from an epic atmosphere to kick-ass headbanging. Each piece paints its own world, tells its own story, and adds to the entire four-part EP. Blasts, grooves, heavy riffs, melodic surprises and slicing growls. With these, Mortal Burden takes it’s audience from the historical battle to the mouth of the demon.

Tracklist / ISRC-codes

  1. March of the Blind
  2. The Ancestor
  3. Perished
  4. Saturn Devoured

Listen to Mortal Burden EP:


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Finnish Melodic Death Metal Band ANIMA HERETICAE Has Released A Music Video Short Film

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Vin Valentino

Finnish melodic death metal band Anima Hereticae has released a 12 minute long music video short film from the song Constellation Of Capricorn. The released video is shot for the final song of the debut EP and it is the band’s second video. The band’s music is a mixture of melancholic and mystic death metal. The Bands song themes are inspired by the northern nature and it’s mysthicisma and the new video explores this concept even further.

“We have had an idea of a video with an apocalyptic setup for quite a while. It was exciting to see how someone outside the band would see our vision. It was pretty clear from the very beginning that the producers Atte Santala & Jenna Wáthen would be able to interperent our band’s theme to the apocalyptic setting. It was a real acid test for our concept. It seems that our music and themes can be visualized beyond vikings, castles and mountains. To the future, that is.” The band describes the process.

Watch video:

Ville Rutanen – Vocals & bass
Taneli Jämsä – Guitar & backing vocals
Teppo Ristola – Drums

Ov Behest -EP (2021)

Source: Inverse Records


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