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6:33 – Signs With Kaotoxin Records

Posted in avant-garde music, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , , on September 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Are you ready to Rock? Are you ready to Roll? Are you ready for a total mindfuck? Kaotoxin Records has just inked a multi-album deal with France’s 6:33, which will result in the release of the band’s anticipated third full-length in early 2015.

6:33 spent most of 2013 on tour with the likes of Devin Townsend and Shaka Ponk, and still managed to squeeze out The Stench from the Swelling (A True Story), a collaborative full-length with WE ALL DIE (laughing)’s Arno Strobl (also of CinC, ex-Carnival In Coal). Said release saw the band blast into orbit, topping Season Of Mist’s best-seller charts upon release. With a deal with Kaotoxin in place, 6:33 are back with a deadly concept that could be summed up as the mutant child of Tim Burton raping Devin Townsend and Mr. Bungle on Halloween in a deserted asylum… FEAR!

Details about the upcoming album will be revealed soon. In the meantime, check out the official music video for “I Like It,” featuring 6:33 and Arno Strobl below:

6:33 are:

Rorschach – vocals

Niko – guitars

S.A.D. – bass

Howahkan Ituha – keys and machines

# – keys and machines

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on 6:33 –

Official Website: 633theband.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/6h33official

YouTube: Youtube.com/user/6h33concept

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Web: www.kaotoxin.com

Listen: listen.kaotoxin.com

Like: facebook.com/kaotoxinrecords

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LONG LIVE 6:33.

LONG LIVE STRANGE MUSIC.

Stone.

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CHTHONIC – To Kick Off European Tour With SATYRICON Next Month

Posted in avant-garde metal, avant-garde music, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Taiwanese avant metal ensemble, CHTHONIC, are readying to kick off a massive European trek supporting Norwegian metal titans, Satyricon. Slated to begin on November 7th in Copenhagen, the extensive journey marks the band’s first performances on European soil since the release of their latest studio album, Bú-Tik, and will also mark their first-ever shows in Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Luxembourg!

“We are looking forward to the tour in Europe, especially because we will be visiting some cities for the first time,” said the bassist Doris Yeh. “CHTHONIC’s music is full of Oriental martial art spirits and traditional music; we are confident that the blend of traditional elements and heavy metal could bring some very different sensations to those audiences.”

Meanwhile, CHTHONIC have also been nominated for seven Golden Indie Music Awards, including best album, best band, best performance, and best musician. CHTHONIC will depart for their European quest following their participation in the award ceremony.

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CHTHONIC w/ SATYRICON:

11/07/2013 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark,

11/08/2013 Turock-   Essen, Germany

11/09/2013 Le 106 – Rouen, France

11/10/2013 Academy 3 – Manchester, England

11/11/2013 The Limelight – Belfast, N. Ireland

11/12/2013 Buttn Factory – Dublin, Ireland

11/14/2013 O2 Academy Islington – London, England

11/15/2013 Le Maroquinerie – Paris, France

11/16/2013 L’echonova – Vannes, France

11/17/2013 Cc John Lennoné – Limoges, France

11/19/2013 Paradise Garage – Lisbon, Portugal

11/20/2013 Sala But – Madrid, Spain

11/21/2013 Apolo – Barcelona, Spain

11/22/2013 La Tannerie – Bourg En Bresse, France

11/23/2013 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France

11/24/2013 Distortion Festival – Eindhoven, Holland

11/26/2013 Trix – Antwerp, Belgium

11/27/2013 Logo – Hamburg, Germany

11/28/2013 Lido – Berlin, Germany

11/29/2013 Progresja – Warsaw, Poland

11/30/2013 Exit Chmelnice – Prague, Czech Rep.

12/01/2013 Arena – Vienna, Austria

12/03/2013 Randall – Bratislava, Slovakia

12/04/2013 A38 – Budapest, Hungary

12/05/2013 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia

12/06/2013 Orion Club – Rome, Italy

12/07/2013 Magazzini Generali – Milan, Italy

12/08/2013 Backstage Halle – München, Germany

12/10/2013 Konzerthaus – Luzern, Switzerland

12/11/2013 L’usine – Geneva, Switzerland

12/12/2013 Club Zentral – Stuttgart, Germany

12/13/2013 Kulturfabrik – Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

12/15/2013 Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, Sweden

12/17/2013 The Circus – Helsinki, Finland

12/18/2013 Klubi – Tampere, Finland

12/20/2013 Debaser Medis – Stockholm, Sweden

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CHTHONIC released their seventh studio recording, Bú-Tik,in North America via Spinefarm Records US on June 25, 2013. Bú-Tik was recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011’s critically lauded Takasago Army full-length. Called “a masterful and elegant tradition served underneath soaring thrash-influenced guitars, pummeling drums and a vocal performance that is absolutely stellar from an overlooked vocalist,” by About.com, Bú-Tik is centered around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution, and highlights what bassist Doris Yeh describes as “righteous violence, justifiable defense, and the armed spirits.” The cover image depicts the fighting spirit of a girl with albinism.

To order, Bú-Tik point your browser HERE. 

Critical Praise:

“‘Next Republic’ and ‘Supreme Pain for the Tyrant’ demand your attention from the start, only to blow you away with an epic and memorable chorus. The soaring emotional register of ‘Between Silence and Death’ is unforgettable. And the female vocal parts, though used sparingly, sound exquisite in ‘Set Fire to the Island’ and ‘Defenders of Butik Palace.’ Bú-Tik is a solid album which will earn CHTHONIC many new symphonic oriental fans without alienating the band’s long-time following. 8/10″ – Metal Injection

“…a solid album full of epic moments. Fans of symphonic or melodic death metal are likely to enjoy it, as Chthonic have yet again delivered a unique and memorable album that no other band could have made.” – HeavyBlogIsHeavy

“Symphonic black metal gets an oriental overhaul for a fantastic result.4/5” – Metal Underground

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On CHTHONIC:

Facebook: ChthoniC 閃靈

Website: http://chthonic.tw

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CHTHONICtw

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http://www.spinefarm.fi

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LONG LIVE CHTHONIC.

LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

Stone.

OvO: Italian Avant Noise Duo Announces Forthcoming Album On Supernatural Cat

Posted in avant-garde metal, avant-garde music, Metal, metal music, Music, noise rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Genre-collapsing noiseniks, OvO, are pleased to announce the release of their new album, Abisso, on November 4th via the vessel of all things Italian and loud, Supernatual Cat.

The duo, made up of Bruno Dorella on a stripped back drum kit and Stefania Pedretti handling vocals and guitars, are entering their thirteenth year together, and are showing no signs of relenting in their sonic exploration.

OvO’s live repertoire has seen them play everywhere; from Europe to Mexico to Israel and everywhere in between, alongside a host of sound-benders including Nadja, KK Null, Thurston Moore, Jim O’Rourke, Rollerball, Thrones, SubArachnoidSpace, Zenigeva, Lightning Bolt, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Estradasphere, Steve Mc Kay, Trencher, Ludicra, Bill Horist, USA Is a Monster, White Mice, Bastard Noise, Zu, Larsen, Jarboe, and A Hawk and a Hacksaw. Having truly mastered the art of crafting sharp and incredibly loud dynamic noise, OvO’s sound veers from bellyache sludge to simmering and shimmering compositions that ooze rock ‘n’ roll from punk-stained pores.

Stay tuned for further OvO details in the coming weeks.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On OvO:

Facebook: OvO

http://ovolive.blogspot.it/

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SUPERNATURAL CAT:

www.supernaturalcat.com

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Long Live OvO.

Stone.

DARSOMBRA – Band’s House Burglarized, All Equipment Stolen

Posted in avant-garde music, experimental music, experimental rock, Music, psych-rock, psychedelic rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Eclectic, free-form duo DARSOMBRA regretfully announces that their Baltimore home was invaded this week, the doors kicked-in and ALL of the band’s gear and equipment stolen! The band is devastated, as everything they use to construct their incredibly unique audio/visual works has been lost in this act of human gluttony. The band is reaching out to the public for help in tracking down the perpetrators or at least the gear.

From Darsombra:

“Hi friends. We are saddened to report that our house in west Baltimore city was burglarized between 1pm-3pm on Wednesday May 29, and almost everything that we use to make our art was stolen. This is the latest and most complete version of our missing stuff (including some serial numbers where we could find them). If you see any of these items please contact us atwww.darsombra.com.

– 1987 Gibson Les Paul Custom electric guitar (serial number 82317558)
white (faded to cream color) finish w/ black pick guard, gold hardware
including Schaller strap lock buttons (stolen with strap attached), no
pickup guard on treble pickup, without case (pic included)
– late 90’s/early 2000’s era 8-string Rickenbacker bass
– black w/ white pick guard, no cover on treble pickup, silver
hardware including Schaller strap lock buttons (stolen with strap
attached), without case (pic included)
– 2005 Gibson Les Paul Studio baritone guitar (serial number
00055528) sliver finish w/ silver hardware including Schaller strap
lock buttons (stolen with strap attached), without case (pic included)
– 2005 Ernie Ball Music Man bass guitar- flat black finish w/ silver
diamond plate pickguard, silver hardware including Schaller strap lock
buttons, without case (pic included)
– Yamaha acoustic guitar – black, without case
– classical guitar – wood finish, without case
– Rikki Ram student model sitar
– 1930s-era Vega 4-string tenor banjo without case
– Canon Rebel T3i digital SLR camera with a cracked viewing screen
– NEC NP215 projector attached to a small piece of plywood
– 2008 iMac desktop computer
– 2011 Macbook laptop computer (serial number D92GCJRJDRJ7)
– Iomega desktop external hard drive without stand or power supply
– Epson RX595 printer
– tripod

Please repost if you want to help. Thanks.”

Following releases on At A Loss, Public Guilt, Underradar and others, DARSOMBRA signed with Exile On Mainstream for the release of Climax Community. The three tracks on the LP traversing forty-five minutes of the outfit’s unique, slow-building, organic transcendental rock. Brian Daniloski, a veteran of heavier, sludgier, grittier rock bands such as Meatjack and Trephine, controls the sound of DARSOMBRA, alternating between mammoth vocal swells and soundscapes and searing guitar riffs, leads, loops, and samples, combining elements of metal, psychedelic rock, experimental/drone, prog and krautrock. But there is more than just Daniloski’s sonic world at play here as video artist Ann Everton takes his work to the next level by bringing her DARSOMBRA induced visions to the stage through her kinetic psychotropic video projections, creating a constantly shifting backdrop to Daniloski’s live performances.

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Decibel Magazine is streaming Climax Community in its entirety:

 AT THIS LOCATION.

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Critical Praise:

“The larger movements of the songs rub against each other with tectonic weight, while subtler elements attack, defeat and consume. Strange and lovely, Climax Community speaks in the language of animal instinct.” – Exclaim! 

“Much like a work of fine art, little to no commentary is given leaving the observer to interpret the work as they wish. By the same token, the listener may also choose to switch off the cerebral and absorb the music at the most basic level.” – Ghost Cult 

“It’s a clever, dense and hypnotic release that demonstrates that there’s still plenty of exploration to be done in experimental and psychedelic music.” – OneMetal

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Stone Says: This story is absolutely stunning, in a very sad way. This is one terrible act of unkindness, a downright act of human indecency towards our fellow-man. I truly hope DARSOMBRA locates any or all of their precious musical/visual equipment. I urge DARSOMBRA to start a Kickstarter campaign to recoup their means for their livelihood as well.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

Facebook: darsombra

http://www.darsombra.com

http://www.mainstreamrecords.de

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LONG LIVE DARSOMBRA.

Stone.

TRILLION RED – PureGrainAudio.com Streaming Trillion Red’s Metaphere In Full

Posted in avant-garde metal, avant-garde music, dark metal, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Dark Progressive Avant-Garde Metal entity Trillion Red has teamed with PureGrainAudio.com to offer a full album stream of the band’s forthcoming release Metaphere. The album becomes available on October 23rd via badGod Music, but can be heard in its entirety at this location: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/trillion-red-metaphere-album-stream-exclusive-world-premiere

Taking his cerebral brand of auditory darkness to a new level, Trillion Red mastermind Patrick Brown is one of metal’s few musicians who can legitimately claim to have discovered new musical territory with his newest creation.

Metaphere is available for pre-order at http://badgodmusic.com/ and http://badgodmusic.bandcamp.com/album/metaphere.

“I would call the album the deconstruction and recreation of modern extreme music. Patrick of Trillion Red will be remembered as an innovator years after they are gone sadly to say. This maybe album of the year right now for me…” – Absolute Zero

“I would give you ‘Trillions’ of reasons to hear this magnificent work.” – Heavy Hard Metalmania

If it is singularity, the tried, and tested, or just bizarre that you want, don’t bother looking any further. However, if you yearn for ‘new’ and ‘engaging’, something that antagonizes and simultaneously calms the soul-this LP is for you.

Metaphere is Trillion Red’s debut full-length after last year’s Two Tongues EP. This LP mightily sheds ‘the disconnects’ of Two Tongues, and unleashes a united and firm mark onto the Dark Progressive Avant-Garde Metal sound. It showcases the enormous leap Patrick has taken in creating soundscapes that alternate between heavy and hammering structures, to ambient interludes that all come together to create a twisted musical abstract.

Trillion Red is firmly rooted both thematically and musically in the radical emotions of the human experience. Despite the existential and intangible subject matter, the struggle between darkness and light is the core concept throughout Metaphere, something which everyone can relate and derive inspiration.

This to be enjoyed and savored as a boundless experience that flows seamlessly from beginning to end. Take further passes, and time after time, your ears will gain further insight to what is being said. With a passion to create a new and inspirational musical experience, Trillion Red exceeds expectations with the release of Metaphere.

Close your eyes and let your ears tell the story.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on TRILLION RED, visit the links below!

https://www.facebook.com/Trillionred

http://badgodmusic.com/

facebook: badGod music

LONG LIVE TRILLION RED.

Stone.

PUSCIFER – To Perform On Jimmy Kimmel Live On February 16th, 2012

Posted in alternative rock, avant-garde music, comedy, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: Tim Cadiente

Left to right: Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl, Maynard James Keenan, Carina Round, Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis

BAND EMBARKS ON NEW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR FEB. 23rd

Jerome, Ariz., Jan. 23, 2012 — Puscifer, the eclectic music-meets-comedy troupe helmed by Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle), will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Feb. 16.

Puscifer released their sophomore album, Conditions of My Parole, in October and quickly followed with a North American tour that The Boston Globe referred to as “musical theater” and the Philadelphia Weekly described as an “engaging performance with hilarious pre-recorded between-song skits featuring MJK alter-egos Major Douche and white-trash hero Billy D.

The second leg of the band’s North American tour kicks off on Feb. 23 at The Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Tex.  Tickets for all shows are on-sale now at venue box offices and via Ticketmaster and Live Nation’s websites.  The Mar. 17 Riverside, Calif. performance at Fox Performing Arts Center is on-sale this Friday, Jan. 27.    A limited number of VIP packages, featuring wine tastings and VIP experiences are available via http://puscifer.frontgatetickets.com.

Audience tickets for the band’s Jimmy Kimmel Live performance are available on Thursday, Jan. 26 via http://www.1iota.com.

Puscifer’s touring band members are: Maynard James Keenan, Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis, Carina Round, Matt McJunkins and Jeff Friedl.

February 2012 Tour Dates:

Feb. 23 – Austin, TX @ Long Center for the Performing Arts

Feb. 25 – Baton Rouge, LA @ River Center Theatre

Feb. 26 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre

Feb. 28 – Nashville, TN @ Andrew Jackson Hall

Feb. 29 – Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre

March 2012 Tour Dates:

Mar. 01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theatre

Mar. 03 – Cincinnati. OH @ Taft Theatre

Mar. 04 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre

Mar. 06 – Kansas City, KS @ Kansas City Music Hall

Mar. 07 – Omaha, NE @ Omaha Civic Auditorium

Mar. 10 – Edmonton, AB @ North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Mar. 11 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Mar. 13 – Vancouver, BC @ The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts

Mar. 14 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Mar. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts

Mar. 17 – Riverside, CA @ Fox Performing Arts Center

Mar. 18 – Escondido, CA @ California Center for the Arts

(Source: Speakeasy PR)

LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

Stone.

TRILLION RED – two tongues ep: Take A Dark Descent Into An Ambient Metal Abyss

Posted in ambient music, avant-garde music, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

TRILLION RED – Comprised of 4 songs, this Trillion Red (debut self-released) two tongues ep combines all the dark ambience, progressiveness and flirtations with Extreme Metal that this Metalhead could wish for. The duo of Patrick Brown (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards) and Max Woodside (drums) from San Francisco, have formulated quite an exquisite Metal sound and style that is as sinister as it is ambient.

While I listened to these songs the first several times, I let my Metal mind journey afar to experience where it would go. I kept envisioning a trek to the center of the Earth, just a few blocks from the gates of Hell itself, discovering what Metal would sound like when it’s created there. I’m not kidding around. Music is supposed to take you places, so if my Metal minds eye has me trotting about somewhere in Middle Earth due to Trillion Red’s dark wall of Metal sound, so be it. Metal be thy name.

As a Metal bonus, there are Metal genres that scream out through the songs on two tongues ep: Stoner and Doom chugging make it’s presence heard on Lullaby. Creepy and atmospherically macabre, Lullaby is not to be confused for a song that let’s the sun shine in while sugar plums dance in your head. The opening track No Visible Help (Hold Tight!) is carried by thumping Metal bass grooves and retrospective guitar tones and riffs that should make Tony Iommi proud. Patrick’s intro vocals on this song indicates to me, an admirable taste for Black Metal.

Forging Two Tongues / A Reckoning has Patrick summoning up the spirit of Jim Morrison in his vocal tone, with a poetic vibe in his calmer verses. Oh, can Patrick switch vocal gears however, giving this song it’s maniacal beauty with his Extreme vocal range. The coda of this song only solidifies my feelings of being a few blocks from the gates of Hell too… whoa.

Right Over To The Helm begins innocently enough with a slow tempo of Stoner fused with psychedelic sound, while Patrick takes a deliberate and eloquent approach to singing, with a near spoken word. At nearly the mid-point, the tempo picks up quickly and shades of psychedelia smothered in Metallic froth boils over. Trillion Red is not delivering the same old here, they are delivering an ambient horn of plenty and I’m listening. Hell yeah I am.

Musically as a whole, Patrick displays his keen talents of being a multi-instrumentalist, while Max is downright good and very cool to take in on drums. A “less is more” style to Max’s drumming fits right into these songs. Songwriting is a plus here, while the layering of all 4 songs gives this ep it’s intriguing delight. Trillion Red have created songs to be digested thoroughly, then savored and reached for again… and again.

With bands that Patrick has looked up to, such as Triptykon/Celtic Frost to Pink Floyd, with Old School Swedish Death Metal, YES, Miles Davis and George Carlin in-between, it is no wonder he has such a savvy grasp on the music he’s created and played on this two tongues ep.

Left: Max, Right: Patrick

TRILLION RED:

Patrick Brown – vocals, guitars, bass & keyboards

Max Woodside – drums

TRILLION RED Track Listing:

No Visible Help (Hold Tight!)

Forging Two Tongues / A Reckoning

Right Over To The Helm

Lullaby

* For more info on TRILLION RED, click the link below:

TRILLION RED – Official Website

TRILLION RED – myspace music

LONG LIVE TRILLION RED.

Stone.

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