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COBALT – To Kick Off North American Tour Next Week

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on August 24, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Progressive apocalyptic wasteland Metal duo COBALT will kick off their long-anticipated North American tour next week. Slated to commence on September 1st in Seattle, Washington and run through September 24th in Denver, Colorado, the Slow Forever Tour 2016 includes an appearance at Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina and Basilica SoundScape in Hudson, New York as well as a special performance with Wolves In The Throne Room in Washington, DC. Support will be provided by Germany’s infernal Metal duo, Mantar.

COBALT w/ Mantar:
9/01/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
9/02/2016 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR
9/03/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
9/04/2016 The Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
9/05/2016 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
9/07/2016 Mohawk – Austin, TX
9/09/2016 Hopscotch Fest – Raleigh, NC **
9/10/2016 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/11/2016 The East Room – Nashville, TN
9/13/2016 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
9/14/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/15/2016 DC9 – Washington, DC w/ Wolves In The Throne Room **
9/16/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/17/2016 Basilica SoundScape – Hudson, NY **
9/18/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
9/19/2016 The Garrison – Toronto, ON
9/20/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI
9/21/2016 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
9/22/2016 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
9/23/2016 Riot Room – Kansas City, MI
9/24/2016 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
** COBALT only

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COBALT features multi-instrumentalist/mastermind Erik Wunder and new vocalist Charlie Fell (ex-Lord Mantis). The pair will be touring in support of their Slow Forever full-length, released this past March on CD, LP, and digitally via Profound Lore Records. Pitchfork named the record the band’s, “best-ever,” and, “as accessible as it is aggressive, with magnetic hooks, shout-along mantras, and sparkling riffs.” Spin noted, “Slow was born of isolation and betrayal, but it’s music that was meant for concert halls COBALT deserve to fill; music that rewards both introspection and reveling in like-minded rapture.”

Stereogum gushed, “Slow Forever works because its way vaster and meaner and more monolithic than almost any album I’ve heard in recent years. It’s not an album that does things. It simply is. If you listen to it in the right frame of mind, it creates this whole visceral hell-world inside your head, and you can just go fold in on yourself and live there.” Added Metal Injection, “Slow Forever is a commanding and magisterial composition. It stands as a frame of reference for great Metal much like its predecessor and transcends the hitches and missteps that COBALT has dealt with in the space between albums… a massively rewarding experience to digest and rife with some of COBALT‘s greatest individual moments.”

Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/COBALT

http://www.profoundlorerecords.com

http://www.facebook.com/profoundlorerecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COBALT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Swedish Death Metal Unit DECOMPOSED To Release “Wither” On Chaos Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 23, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Swedish Death Metal Unit DECOMPOSED have announced the forthcoming release of Wither, the band’s third full-length album. Wither will be released October 3 on Mexico’s Chaos Records.  New songs “By Nothingness Crowned” and “Submerged” are streaming at the following link https://chaos-records.bandcamp.com/album/wither and below:

Wither is uncompromising, riff-driven Swedish Death Metal that proudly follows in the giant footsteps of genre leaders DISMEMBER, ENTOMBED, and the like.  Wither was recorded in mid-2015 by composer/founder Jesper Ekstål along with drummer Emil Leijon in Studio Blastbeat in Sundsvall, the same studio in which the previous albums were recorded. The album will be available on CD and vinyl formats.

CD Pre-order: http://store.chaos-records.com

Track Listing:

1. By Nothingness Crowned
2. Upheaval
3. Void
4. Submerged
5. Downwards
6. Drenched in Wounds
7. Wither
8. Into Nothing
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BAND BIO:
Sweden’s DECOMPOSED grew into a band in 2010, shortly after being conceived as a pure one-man Death Metal project. A year later the Stench of Death demo was recorded, which led to the self-titled debut album the following year. Two years thereafter the follow-up, entitled Devouring was released, a much more mature creation focused on darkness, horror and madness.

After a few live performances and quite a few internal struggles, DECOMPOSED had to cease to exist as a live band. All members left, and only composer/founder Jesper Ekstål remained. The work on the third chapter Wither was well under way during this period, and it continued during obstacles of every kind.

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Source:

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

* For more info:

Decomposed Facebook

www.chaos-records.com/

Twitter.com/ChaosRecs/

www.facebook.com/chaosrecords/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DECOMPOSED.

DECOMPOSED KICKS F’N METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Polish Death Metal Band BANISHER Reveal New Lyric Video

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Critically acclaimed Polish Death Metal band BANISHER have revealed a lyric video for “The Iconoclast” a new track from their forthcoming album Oniric Delusions. The track is a four and a half-minute rager of old-school Death Metal.

Listen to The Iconoclast” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60xeZXtMaoo or below:

Oniric Delusions will be released by Deformeathing Productions on September 3 2016.

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Starting with their Sorrow of Death demo back from 2005 , Banisher was originally founded in Rzeszów, Poland by Hubert Więcek and Michał Such. With every release, the band have set abundantly clear markers of progression and maturity to reach the present Extreme Death Metal powerhouse they’ve become.

Including members from such bands as Decapitated, Redemptor, Darzamat, Nuclear Vomit, Shodan and Ketha, the new opus was recorded by Więcek (guitars, bass), Szczepan Inglot (vox), and Jacek Gut (drums). Michał Bartosik was added as their new permanent bassist at the very start of 2016. Since their previous release (‘Scarcity’), the band has seen a significantly marked growth both in style and production and especially the dexterity of guitarist Więcek. It should be noted that Więcek has the honor of being endorsed by Ibanez Guitars since 2014 as well.

The band has already extensively toured the greater part of Europe and appeared at several festivals such as Inferno Metal Festival, Eastern Deathfest, Flesh Party Open Air, Cieszanów Rock Festival, and Metal Head’s Mission among others; they have also headlined Metal Blast in Cairo, Egypt. No doubt they will be looking to unleash their new material to all on tour soon well into 2016.

Coming in at just over 30 mins. ‘Oneiric Delusions’ was recorded, mixed and mastered at Invent-Sound Studio in Bydgoszcz, Poland by Szymon Grodzki. The album will be released on CD complemented with a comprehensive 16 page booklet and a lacquered sticker of the album cover artwork of the album supplied by Pete “Astmol” Zając.

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Source: Dewar PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BANISHER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – Sign Worldwide Deal With Napalm Records! New Double Album “Prevail I + II” Out In 2017

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Napalm Records:

Canadian Hard Rockers, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Their fourth album and Napalm Records debut Prevail I + II will be released as two separate volumes of a double album. The first part will be released in February 2017 with the second part to follow in October of 2017. But don’t worry, you won’t have to wait that long to hear new material from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, as they will be releasing a new single very soon! More info on Prevail I + II will be announced shortly!

“We are delighted to announce this signing today. KOBRA AND THE LOTUS are one of the most exciting new bands in this genre”, says Napalm Records Managing Director Thomas Caser.

The band on their signing to Napalm Records and upcoming albums:

“It is with great pleasure and humility that we can finally announce our signing to Napalm Records!! We’ve been working very hard on creating our upcoming albums, ‘Prevail I’ and ‘Prevail II’ and believe there couldn’t have been a better partnership to help us bring this massive double record undertaking to the world. Get ready for lots of new music and the best sonic evolution of KOBRA AND THE LOTUS to date. We can’t wait to see you all out there!! Horns up, love up!! \M/.”

Check out a special video message from KOBRA:

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS will take to the road this fall in Europe alongside label-mates Delain. Fans can expect to hear a mix of KOBRA AND THE LOTUS classics and new songs from Prevail I + II.

Stay tuned for more info on the album and the first single in the coming weeks!

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For more info:

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS

http://www.napalmrecords.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KOBRA AND THE LOTUS.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

HAMMERFALL “Built To Last” – New Studio Album Releases Worldwide On November 4th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Sweden’s legendary Heavy Metal band HAMMERFALL will be releasing their new studio album, Built To Last, on November 4th, 2016, worldwide! Metal Be Thy Name!

Built To Last – Track List:

1. Bring It!
2. Hammer High
3. The Sacred Vow
4. Dethrone And Defy
5. Twilight Princess
6. Stormbreaker
7. Built To Last
8. The Star Of Home
9. New Breed
10. Second To None

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HAMMERFALL:

Joacim Cans – Lead Vocals
Oscar Dronjak – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Pontus Norgren – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Fredrik Larsson – Bass Guitar

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For more HAMMERFALL:

http://www.hammerfall.net

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

PRETTY MAIDS “Kingmaker” – New Studio Album Releases on November 4th, via Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on August 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Who is ready for some new music from Denmark’s Pretty Maids? KINGMAKER is coming November 4th!

KINGMAKER – Track List:

1. When God Took A Day Off
2. Kingmaker
3. Face The World
4. Humanize Me
5. Last Beauty On Earth
6. Bull’s Eye
7. King Of The Right Here And Now
8. Heavens Little Devil
9. Civilized Monsters
10. Sickening
11. Was That What You Wanted

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PRETTY MAIDS:

Ronnie Atkins – vocals
Ken Hammer – guitars
Rene Shades – bass
Allan Tschicaja – drums

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Source:

Frontiers Music srl - XX logo - 2016 - #MO9099ILMFNSO44

http://www.frontiers.it

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PRETTY MAIDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DIRKSCHNEIDER And UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Nominated For The Metal Hammer Awards 2016! Live Album Drops October 28th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 20, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

We are very proud to announce that DIRKSCHNEIDER got nominated for the Metal Hammer Award 2016 as BEST LIVE BAND and Udo Dirkschneider got nominated for the Metal Hammer Award 2016 as LEGEND. The winner will be announced during the Metal Hammer Award Show in Berlin, Sept. 16th, 2016.

The long-awaited live album from DIRKSCHNEIDER‘s “Back To The Roots Tour” will be released on October 28th as 2-CD DigiPak and triple vinyl in 4 different vinyl colors (black, gold, silver and clear) via AFM Records.

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The album “Live – Back To The Roots” was recorded at the sold out show at the “Kaminwerk” in Memmingen on April 2nd, 2016 and contains the following tracks:

01. Intro
02. Starlight
03. Living For Tonite
04. Flash Rockin‘ Man
05. London Leatherboys
06. Midnight Mover
07. Breaker
08. Head Over Heels
09. Neon Nights
10. Princess Of The Dawn
11. Winterdreams
12. Restless And Wild
13. Son Of A Bitch
14. Up To The Limit
15. Wrong Is Right
16. Midnight Highway
17. Screaming For A Love-Bite
18. Monsterman
19. T.V. War
20. Losers And Winners
21. Metal Heart
22. I’m A Rebel
23. Fast As A Shark
24. Balls To The Wall
25. Burning

CD version:
CD 1: tracks 01 – 13
CD 2: tracks 14 – 25

Vinyl version:
Side A: tracks 01 – 05
Side B: tracks 06 – 09
Side C: tracks 10 – 13
Side D: tracks 14 – 19
Side E: tracks 20 – 23
Side F: tracks 24 – 25

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For more info:

DIRKSCHNEIDER

Udo Dirkschneider (official)

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Source:

AFM Records - logo - white background - 2015 - #MOGNALS

https://www.afm-records.de/de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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