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DEFEATED SANITY – Announce January U.S. Tour Dates With Malignancy

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on November 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Progressive/Brutal Death Metal luminaries DEFEATED SANITY will join Malignancy, Prophecy, and Strangle Wire for a 13-date U.S. tour with stops in California, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, and Arizona. Dates are as follows:

1/5 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

1/6 Las Vegas, NV – Divebar

1/7 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock

1/10 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street

1/11 Houston, TX – Scout Bar

1/12 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live

1/13 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground

1/14 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live (inside)

1/15 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar

1/17 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

1/18 Los Angeles, CA – Knitting Factory

1/19 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post

1/20 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Blue Lagoon

DEFEATED SANITY released The Sanguinary Impetus in 2020 via Willowtip Records. The critically-acclaimed album is available at:

BC: defeatedsanity.bandcamp.com/album/the-sanguinary-impetus

Willowtip: https://tinyurl.com/cx689dp5

Source: ClawHammer PR

NARCOTIC WASTELAND – Concert Review And Photo Gallery – From October 29, 2022 At King Of Clubs In Columbus Ohio

Posted in concert videos, concerts, Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Dallas Toler-Wade – lead singer & guitarist (photo credit Stone/Metal Odyssey)

Dallas Toler-Wade and his Metal band NARCOTIC WASTELAND invaded Columbus Ohio on October 29th, opening for the powerhouse ACCEPT. Over 500 (announced) die-hard Metal maniacs assembled at The King Of Clubs on this evening, well prepared for the Metal onslaught that was to be unleashed. I was eagerly one of them. I was not denied… NARCOTIC WASTELAND pummeled my Metal senses into submission. Yes they did.

Joseph Howard – drummer & backing vocals – (photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey)

Between Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio, there are TONS of music clubs and venues. With that said, I’ve never been to The King Of Clubs before this night. I’ll say this venue is very spacious, with a full bar, an upstairs dining area, outdoor sitting area and a large stage. I was impressed by The King Of Clubs and their entire staff. A first-class music venue.

Here’s a 57 second snippet (below) of NARCOTIC WASTELAND live that night. Enjoy.

Video credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey

Dallas Toler-Wade is a Metal warrior, having been an 18 year member of the brutally legendary NILE. He commanded the stage with a formidable presence and (obviously) appeared to be having a tremendous time singing and playing at every second. The crowd and band fed off each other and that’s what ignited the energy level to high. No doubt in my mind, NARCOTIC WASTELAND performed like a headliner on this night.

Photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey
Brett Lee – guitarist (photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey)

As a live band, NARCOTIC WASTELAND plays like a cohesive Metal unit and delivers a skull numbing Death Metal attack. I’ve seen many live shows; yet I haven’t been this impressed and had this much fun since I saw CRYPTOPSY some years back.

(Photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey)
Photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey

With new singles released (“Morality and the Wasp” and “The Best Times Have Passed”) prior to this show, NARCOTIC WASTELAND also have 2 previously released studio albums to draw material from. Their blend of Death meets Thrash with threads of Trad Metal blends flawlessly together. I applaud each band member for giving it ALL at King Of Clubs that night and look forward to seeing them live again on their next tour.

Metal be thy name – Stone

Thank you to Asher Media Relations.

CULTØ – Italian Melodic Death Metallers Launch “Frost” Lyric Video, Debut Album “Of The Sun” Out Now

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Italian melodic death metallers CULTØ have launched their new lyric video of “Frost”. The song is featured on the band’s debut album, “Of the Sun”, out now via Time To Kill Records. Watch the clip HERE or below:

CULTØ was born from an idea of mastermind Dave, who, in a very short time span, nmanaged to put together a line-up made up of well-known musicians from the Lombardy underground scene (Ghostheart Nebula, Vide, Perfidious, etc.) and record an album of nine songs.

The style of “Of The Sun” comes straight from the Gothenburg sound of the 90s (In Flames, Dark Tranquility, etc.) opening on to more aggressive musical tones. The album is not only a personal interpretation of this music style, but revolves around a message on the awakening of generative consciousness and on the power of artistic expression.

The concept of the lyrics is focused on the awareness of the artist and his creative abilities, through the metaphor of a star that, following a flare, becomes a creator and destroyer god in search of himself and his kind.

Line-up:

Dave – Vocals
Panta – Drums
Ema – Guitars
BT – Bass
John Pino Lisi – Guitars

CULTØ combine a number of genres and influences, ranging from In Flames to Bloodbath and Septicflesh, filtered through a prism of metallic extremity. The result is fierce melodic death metal, mixing the best of old and new school into their own sound.

Tracklist:

1. Flare
2. Experiment 1
3. Excrete
4. Frost
5. The Desert Of Shadows
6. Void
7. The Ashes Of Annihilation
8. Darkness Leads To Light
9. Fire From Inside

Digital preorder:

https://bfan.link/of-the-sun

Bandcamp

https://cultzero.bandcamp.com/releases

Bigcartel

https://timetokillrecords.bigcartel.com/category/culto

CULTØ – Online:

https://www.facebook.com/Cultzeroband

https://www.instagram.com/cultzeroband/

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/timetokillrecords/

MORBID ANGEL – Legendary Death Metal Icons Announce 40th Anniversary USA Headlining Tour For Spring 2023!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Chris Casella

Legendary death metal icons MORBID ANGEL will celebrate their 40th anniversary this Spring with a month-long US headlining tour! The United States Tour Of Terror 2023 will commence on March 15th in Pensacola, Florida and run through April 22nd in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support will be provided by Revocation and Crypta as well as Skeletal Remains from the March 15th through April 4th and Vitriol from April 6th through the tour’s conclusion.

Comments MORBID ANGEL’s Trey Azagthoth “We are stoked about this new tour with all these cool bands! We will see you all on the road.”

Tickets are on sale Friday, November 4th at 10:00am local time. See all confirmed dates below.

MORBID ANGEL w/ Revocation, Crypta, Skeletal Remains:
3/15/2023 Vinyl – Pensacola, FL
3/17/2023 Rise – Houston, TX
3/18/2023 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
3/19/2023 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
3/21/2023 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
3/23/2023 Virginia Street Brewhouse – Reno, NV
3/24/2023 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
3/25/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/26/2023 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
3/28/2023 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
3/30/2023 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
3/31/2023 Apollo Theater – Belvidere, IL
4/01/2023 The Forge – Joliet, IL
4/02/2023 The Art Theater – Hobart, IN
4/04/2023 Piere’s – Ft Wayne, IN
w/ Revocation, Crypta, Vitriol:
4/06/2023 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
4/07/2023 Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, OH
4/08/2023 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
4/09/2023 Jergel’s – Pittsburgh, PA
4/11/2023 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
4/12/2023 Warehouse On Watts – Philadelphia, PA
4/14/2023 Empire Live – Albany, NY
4/15/2023 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/16/2023 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
4/18/2023 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
4/19/2023 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/21/2023 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
4/22/2023 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

MORBID ANGEL released their Kingdoms Disdained full-length in 2017 via Silver Lining Music. The critically adored offering reunites founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth with bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker. Captured at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and produced by MORBID ANGEL with Erik Rutan, the record delivers eleven pieces of devastatingly dynamic death metal.

Orders for Kingdoms Disdained are available at THIS LOCATION.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

NARCOTIC WASTELAND (ex-Nile) – Emotionally Charged New Single “The Best Times Have Passed” Streaming Now!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit – Kenji Tsunami of Tsunami Films

Dallas Toler-Wade, was a long-standing 18-year member of the brilliantly Egyptian-themed metal band, Nile, where he composed the music for hit songs such as, “Execration Text”, “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld”, and “Lashed to the Slave Stick”. Toler-Wade was also featured in Guitar World magazine alongside founding member and guitarist/vox/songwriter Karl Sanders. With his new band Narcotic Wasteland, he is pleased to announce the second single “The Best Times Have Passed” off the yet-to-be-titled new album coming in 2023.

Toler-Wade comments on the single:

When I was writing it I was at another big turning point in my life. I was feeling my own mortality. I was feeling beat down. As with me, I still manage to find good things within it all and pull myself out of it time and time again. I think we can all relate to the fact that that it’s not forever and we better make the best of things while we can.”

Listen to “The Best Times Have Passed” https://linktr.ee/narcoticwasteland

They expect good reception for the upcoming single, as a band, they have grown majorly and they sound focused, and mature through their writing, recording, and performing. They have released two albums, 2014’s self-titled and 2017’s “Delirium Tremens” with their third record due out in 2023.

Dallas worked once again with drummer, engineer, producer Erik Schultek, who is no stranger to the band having recorded drums, engineered and produced the debut album.

Inspired mostly by thrash metal and classic heavy metal, Narcotic Wasteland is becoming more thrash and speed and less death metal and getting better at writing material that is meaningful and powerful. They are recommended for fans of Vader, The Crown, and Nile.

Listen to “The Best Times Have Passed” https://linktr.ee/narcoticwasteland

In additional news, Narcotic Wasteland is currently hitting the road for USA tour dates supporting German heavy metal legends ACCEPT, during October (dates listed below). Those who attend will get to experience the full onslaught of Narcotic Wasteland. Always well rehearsed, they deliver a tight performance including dual guitars. From harmonies to counterpart melodies it gives the band some of that traditional metal style. They are also not afraid to challenge the audience with an array of styles from whiplash-inducing fast metal to infectious arena metal.

Tour Promo Video – https://youtu.be/XeakgV7BY60

Previous single “Morality and the Wasp”can be heard at https://youtu.be/fXThLKTP-xI

Tour Poster credit- Andrea Roberts of Ashley Talent International

Remaining Tour Dates:

10/21/2022 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall *NW Only
10/22/2022 Brooklyn, NY – Lucky 13 Saloon *NW ONLY
10/24/2022 Wallingford, CT – Cherry St. Station *NW ONLY
10/25/2022 NYC – The Gramercy Theatre
10/26/2022 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
10/27/2022 Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
10/29/2022 Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs

Source: Asher Media Relations

https://www.narcoticwasteland.com

https://twitter.com/Narco_Wasteland

https://www.instagram.com/narcoticwastelandofficial

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Set To Release “Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza”

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Metal Blade Records:

The holiday special will be available on DVD and digital/streaming on November 11

Originally set for release in July of 2022, before the heartbreaking and untimely death of beloved frontman Trevor Strnad, The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza will now be available on DVD Digipak and digital/streaming on November 11.

Check out a clip to Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza here: metalblade.com/tbdm

On October 28th at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Michigan’s The Black Dahlia Murder will be playing their first show since Trevor’s passing. The show will be a celebration of the life and legacy of Trevor Strnad who was lost to us all on May 11th this year. This show also marks the first performance with the band’s new/old lineup with founding member Brian Eschbach taking on lead vocals and the return of Ryan Knight on guitar along with long-time members Max Lavelle on bass, Alan Cassidy on drums, and Brandon Ellis on lead guitar and backing vocals. Support for the show will come from Darkest Hour and Plague Years.

About the release – originally released in December of 2020:
Detroit’s Kings of the Underworld, The Black Dahlia Murder, present their Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza program hosted by Neil Hamburger (Pick Of Destiny, Tim and Eric). This feel-good metal holiday special contains live performances of 16 beloved tracks from the band’s extensive catalog, original comedy skits featuring band members, and a special appearance by George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse)! The DVD version also comes with a special commentary track by band members and producers of the special. Raise your glass of eggnog and prepare to toast to the season’s finest offering of Yuletide joy and laughter.

Rest In Peace, Trevor Strnad.

The Black Dahlia Murder Announce October 28th Show: A Celebration Of The Life And Legacy Of Trevor Strnad

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Michigan’s The Black Dahlia Murder has just announced a show in Detroit on October 28 at Saint Andrew’s Hall, which will be a celebration of the life and legacy of Trevor Strnad. The concert marks the band’s return to the stage after the untimely passing of their beloved frontman, Trevor Scott Strnad, on the 11th of May this year. Founding member, Brian Eschbach will be putting down his guitar and taking on the role of lead vocals moving forward. A decision that wasn’t made lightly when the band got together to discuss their future after they started to work through the initial shock and grief of losing their best friend. Stepping back into the BDM family is guitarist Ryan Knight. Support for the show will come from Darkest Hour and Plague Years.

Tickets went on sale on Friday, September 16 and can be purchased here.

Decibel Magazine has interviewed all members of the band to discuss what’s next, which will be the cover of the magazine’s November 2022 issue out this month.

Excerpt from Decibel Magazine:
We spent many days thinking things like, ‘Is this over?’” Eschbach tells Decibel. “None of us wanted it to be over. We still feel like there is a lot left to do. I know Trevor would keep this band going if I went down a deep, dark path and weren’t here. It’s bigger than us. When we finally started talking about it, we thought, ‘Let’s remake it from within and see if Ryan wants to return. And I’ll take a crack on the vocals and see how it goes.’ I can’t go out there and do Trevor’s voice or try to be him. I can only execute the music of the Black Dahlia Murder with respect and try to do it the most justice I can. I’ve heard Trevor perform more than anyone else alive.

Knight says the decision to return was easy despite the difficult circumstances. “The time I’ve spent with this band is the best time I’ve ever had,” he says. “Being away has given me a lot of time to reflect, and it always occurred to me that being in BDM is the best use of my time. I’ve thought a lot about the band while I was away and realized how much value this band has. I almost feel like I let some opportunities slip, being away from the band. So, it feels great to be back and like everything has come full circle. I’ve realized how much I love being in this band.

Albert Mudrian of Decibel Magazine has been kind enough to post the interview in its entirety on the Decibel site for fans to read. View the article here.

Source: Metal Blade Records

LAMENTATIONS – Releasing “Passion Of Depression” on Willowtip In November

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Album Cover Art by Anastasiya Kliantsevich

Progressive Death Metal quartet LAMENTATIONS will release sophomore full-length album Passion Of Depression on CD, double-vinyl LP, and digital formats November 11 via Willowtip Records.

The album’s first single, “Prodigal,” is streaming now on: YouTube and Bandcamp.

LAMENTATIONS are back with their second full-length, following 2016 debut album, “Echoes in the Wind”. Frontman DannyJungleJacob is now working with members from the sister band Monotheist: Chris Stropoli (Drums), Prophet (Guitar); and Jose Figueroa (Bass).

“Passion Of Depression” is a cinematic concept album that portrays the pain, pleasure, joy and sorrow that encompass one’s life journey. Razor sharp, methodical riffs drive complex, serpentine compositions supported by a myriad of keyboards, and other classical instrumentation.

The music on the album is supported by various guest musicians, who add a sense of mysticism to an already otherworldly journey, including guitarists Jason Gobel (ex-Cynic), Santiago Dobles (ex-Cynic), Ole Borud (Extol), Ethan Mckenna (Black Crown Initiate), Max Phelps (ex-Cynic, Exist), which are sure to elevate the album’s already multi-layered, grandiose and emotional sound even further.

Pre-orders: https://lamentations.bandcamp.com/album/passion-of-depression

Track Listing:

  1. Prodigal
  2. Anew
  3. Shiver
  4. Sombre
  5. Ire
  6. Obeisance
  7. Nurture

Lineup:

Danny ‘Jungle’ Jacob – Vocals, Guitar, Flute
Chris Stropoli – Drums, Vocals
Michael ‘Prophet’ Moore – Guitar, Vocals
Jose Figueroa – Bass

Album Credits:

Guest Musicians:

Gregor Connelly – Keyboards for Tracks 1-3

Steven Harbor – Keyboards & Supporting Arrangement for Tracks 4-7

Alex Price – Acoustic & Classical Guitars, Violin

Jason Athanasiadis – Double Bass, Additional Guitar Tracking

Guest Guitar Solos:

Santiago Dobles – Track 3
Jason Gobel – Track 3
Ole Børud – Track 4
Ethan McKenna – Track 5
Max Phelps – Track 7

Mixing, Mastering & Additional Production by Jamie King – Produced by Lamentations and Jason Athanasiadis

lamentations.bandcamp.com

willowtip.com

willowtip.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

GRUESOME – Announce US Tour Dates

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Death Metal Defenders of the old, GRUESOME, announce Fall US headline tour dates! The tour begins Sept 29 in Portland, OR and ends Oct 15 in Sacramento, CA. Support will be provided by Immortal Bird & Cartilage on all dates!

Tickets are on sale starting Friday, August 26th!

Vocalist/Guitarist Matt Harvey comments:

“It’s been way too long since we’ve played the Western US, so we’re very pumped for this opportunity to answer the twisted prayers of all the Death worshippers out here. Expect a full auditory assault and prepare your necks!”

GRUESOME TOUR DATES:

Sep 29 Portland, OR @ Dante’s

Sep 30 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

Oct 01 Boise, ID @ The Shredder

Oct 02 Salt Lake City, UT @ Aces High Saloon

Oct 03 Denver, CO @ HQ

Oct 05 Houston, TX @ White Oak

Oct 07 Austin, TX @ Come and Take It

Oct 08 San Antonio, TX @ The Rockbox

Oct 10 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad

Oct 11 Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Underground

Oct 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Knucklehead

Oct 13 San Diego, CA @ Kensington Club

Oct 14 Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Down Under

Oct 15 Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial

Listen and order GRUESOME’s discography on Bandcamp HERE.

A full collection of GRUESOME music videos are available HERE.

GRUESOME are:

Matt Harvey – Guitar, Vocals

Daniel Gonzalez – Guitar

Robin Mazen – Bass

Gus Rios – Drums

OFFICIAL LINKS:

GRUESOME on Instagram

GRUESOME on Twitter

GRUESOME on Bandcamp

Source: Gruesome / Darker Corners newsletter

Western Canada’s Decibel Breaking Metal Fest LOUD AS HELL Celebrates 10 Years!

Posted in dark metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

w/ AngelMaker, Endast, Neck of The Woods, Carcosa, WAKE and more!

July 29 – July 31 – Drumheller, AB @ Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds

Social Media Hashtag #LAHX

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Canadian extreme music festival LOUD AS HELL will be celebrating 10 years of roaring decibel-breaking metal from July 29th to 31st at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds in Drumheller, AB.

LOUD AS HELL has hosted hundreds of Canadian and international bands annually since the first metal jamboree in 2012 with exception of 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. During its decade of showcasing Canadian and international bands to Alberta metal fans, the festival has grown into a pilgrimage for metalheads from across Canada. Past years have hosted headliners such as Into Eternity, Goatwhore, Battlecross, Fit for An Autopsy, Anciients, Archspire, Unleash The Archers, Striker, KEN mode, Obey The Brave, Protest the Hero among many more.

This year’s 2022 lineup is another special one with headliners Vancouver’s AngelMaker bringing their guttural and brutal beauty to the LAH stage for the first time in support of their latest album “Sanctum” along with LAH alumni Neck of The Woods for the Sunday festivities. The lineup also witnesses the reunion of Montreal metalcore titans Endast along with a rare appearance from Calgary’s prog squad Divinity for the Saturday moshpit. And for the Friday opening night, the venomous deathcore of Vancouver’s Carcosa and Calgary blackened death eaters Plaguebringer will set off the debauchery of extreme proportions.

TICKETS FOR LAH X NOW AVAILABLE at the following link – www.loudashell.ca/tickets

All bands on LAH 2022 can be heard at this festival lineup Spotify playlist – https://spoti.fi/3IGRtv7

LAH will be closely monitoring guidelines and updates from Alberta’s provincial government for Covid protocols.

Loud As Hell 2022 Lineup:

Thursday, July 28
Festival Kick-Off Show at Neighbours’ Corner Pub
All Else Fails
ParamNesia
Crimson Caliber
Whorrify

Friday, July 29
Carcosa
Plaguebringer
The Unending
Juliet Ruin
Witchmayne
Osyron
Snakepit
My Mortal Remains
No More Moments

Saturday, July 30
Endast, Divinity
Immortal Possession
WMD
Syryn
Exterminatus
Ophelia Falling
Tymo
Detherous
Devolver
Flashback
Wthcnvctn
Rising Sun
Silent Line
Call Of The Siren
Moosifix
Lost Nebula

Sunday, July 31
AngelMaker
Neck Of The Woods
Wake
Thunderor
Votov
Tortured Saint
Anarcheon
Forsaken Rite
Kosm
My Hollow
Atavistia
Hyperia
Blackest Sin
Stench Of Death
Honour Bound

More info: LoudAsHell.ca

Source: Asher Media Relations

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Announces North American Fall Headlining Tour + Band To Headline First Annual Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Denver!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on July 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Alex Morgan

Death metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE will close out 2022 with a North American headlining tour! The month-long journey will commence November 3rd in Silver Springs, Maryland and run through December 10th in St. Petersburg, Florida with support provided by Dark Funeral, Immolation, and Black Anvil. The trek includes a headlining performance at the first annual Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Denver on December 2nd. Additionally, the band will appear on this year’s edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival this September. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, July 22nd at 10:00am local time. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE:
9/08/2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival @ Virginia International Raceway – Alton, VA
w/ Dark Funeral, Immolation, Black Anvil:

11/03/2022 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
11/04/2022 Empire Live – Albany, NY
11/05/2022 MTELUS – Montreal, QC
11/06/2022 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
11/08/2022 The Agora – Cleveland, OH
11/09/2022 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
11/10/2022 Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
11/11/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/12/2022 The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
11/15/2022 The Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB
11/17/2022 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/18/2022 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/19/2022 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
11/21/2022 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/22/2022 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
11/23/2022 The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
11/25/2022 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/26/2022 Encore – Tucson, AZ
11/28/2022 Empire Garage – Austin, TX
11/29/2022 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
11/30/2022 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City

12/02/2022 Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest @ Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
12/03/2022 The Granada – Lawrence, KS
12/04/2022 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
12/05/2022 The Apollo Theatre AC – Belvidere, IL
12/06/2022 The Vogue Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
12/08/2022 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
12/09/2022 Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
12/10/2022 Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL

Preview and purchase Violence Unimagined at metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.

CANNIBAL CORPSE continues to tour in support of their critically cherished Violence Unimagined full-length, released last year via Metal Blade Records. Comprising eleven tracks, Violence Unimagined is state of the art death metal played with passion and breathless precision, making for another flawless addition to what is inarguably one of the premier catalogues of the genre.

While they continue to do what they do with aplomb, the one substantial change to CANNIBAL CORPSE is the addition of guitarist Erik Rutan to their ranks, joining bassist Alex Webster, founding drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, guitarist Rob Barrett, and vocalist GeorgeCorpsegrinderFisher. Known for his roles in Morbid Angel, Ripping Corpse, and most notably fronting the mighty Hate Eternal, Rutan has long established himself as one of the most dynamic forces in contemporary death metal. Simultaneously, he has built up a reputation as one of the most in demand producers in metal, having previously produced four CANNIBAL CORPSE albums (in addition to Violence Unimagined), alongside the likes of Goatwhore, Soilent Green, and Belphegor. Filling in live on guitar since 2019, in 2020 he became a full member, contributing to the writing process.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

CASTRATOR – Release Video For “Inquisition Sins” – New Studio Album “Defiled In Oblivion” Releases On July 22nd

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Cover art for Defiled in Oblivion by Jon Zig.

New York-based old-school, all-female death squad CASTRATOR have launched the video for “Inquisition Sins,” the newest track off their forthcoming album Defiled in Oblivion. The song features a guest guitar solo from OBITUARY guitarist Kenny Andrews.

Drummer Carolina Perez, who edited and produced the video, comments on the song, “The lyrics talk about the Catholic Church dark era of the Inquisition terror when “witches were burnt alive” (regular people) for being wise or just being themselves.”

The video comes via an exclusive premiere hosted by Brooklyn Vegan. Watch “Inquisition Sins” now at this location.

With their third release to date, the New York four-piece have perfected their blend of fierce old-school USDM to a fault. More uncompromising and ruthless than ever before, CASTRATOR’s zero-fucks-given approach rips and shreds across 9 hypnotically violent new tracks (alongside a cover of Venom’s Countess Bathory) and makes Defiled in Oblivion a release to be reckoned with. Boys club beware!

Dark Descent Records will release Defiled in Oblivion on July 22. Pre-order the album at darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com

Revolver Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, Decibel Magazine, and Gimme Metal Radio are all offering limited edition vinyl variants of Defiled in Oblivion. Each edition is limited to 100 copies.

Get the Neon-Violet Galaxy variant from Revolver and Brooklyn Vegan.

Get the Hot Pink and Black Galaxy variant from Decibel Magazine

Get the Magenta and Aqua Blue variant from Gimme Metal Radio

Pre-order Defiled in Oblivion on all other formats from Dark Descent Records.

Defiled in Oblivion Tracklisting:

  1. Dawa of Yousafzai
  2. Tormented by Atrocities
  3. Befoul My Existence
  4. Inquisition Sins
  5. Voices of Evirato
  6. Forsaken and Deprived
  7. Sinister Mind
  8. Purge the Rotten (Ones)
  9. Tyrant’s Verdict
  10. Countess Bathory (Venom cover)

CASTRATOR:
Robin Mazen – Bass
Carolina Perez – Drums
Kimberly Orellana – Guitars
Clarissa Badini – Vocals

Source: ClawHammer PR

www.darkdescentrecords.com

LONG LIVE CASTRATOR.

EXMORTUS – Embark On Headline Tour This July, With HATRIOT and SILVER TALON As Support

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Source: From Exmortus Facebook

LONG LIVE EXMORTUS.

CREEPING DEATH – Announces North American Headlining Tour With 200 Stab Wounds, Tribal Gaze, And More – Tickets On Sale This Friday!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Adam Cedillo

Following their recent run supporting Carcass and Immolation, CREEPING DEATH will return to the stage this August on a North American headlining tour. The trek begins August 16th in El Paso, Texas, runs through September 18th in Austin, Texas, and includes performances at this year’s edition of Psycho Las Vegas and Full Terror Assault. Support will be provided by 200 Stab Wounds and Tribal Gaze as well as Ingrown, Spirit World, Vomit Forth, Age Of Apocalypse, and labelmates Plague Years on select dates.

Comments the band, “We’re extremely excited to embark on our first headlining tour later this Summer. We can’t wait to hit the road with such an eclectic group of bands. We’ll see you all very soon!”

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 10th! See all confirmed dates below.

CREEPING DEATH continues to tour in support of their most recent release The Edge Of Existence EP, unleashed last year via MNRK Heavy. With a nod to crossover masters Iron Age, a bit of the tech-death of Cryptopsy, a foundation of forebearers Death, CREEPING DEATH summons a vibrant sound somehow both familiar and fresh. The Edge Of Existence EP further demonstrates the power, fury, and outright revelry at the heart of the band’s identity.

Captured at Homewrecker Recording Studio in Tucson, Arizona and produced and mixed by Ryan Bram (Gatecreeper, Bitter Rivals, Sex Prisoner), the six-song EP introduces three new certified hellraisers — “Relics From The Past,” “Humanity Transcends,” and the title track — alongside remade and revitalized versions of the three songs from the band’s 2016 debut EP — “Sacrament Of Death,” “Doused In Flames,” and “Skinned Alive.”

The Edge Of Existence EP is available on CD, cassette, digitally and vinyl at THIS LOCATION.

View the band’s previously released video for the EP’s title track HERE and a visualizer for “Humanity Transcends” HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE CREEPING DEATH.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – To Kick Off Mini East Coast Headlining Tour This Week En Route To Decibel Metal & Beer Fest

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Alex Morgan

Long running death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off a short run of East Coast headlining shows this week surrounding their performance at this year’s edition of the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Support will be provided by Sanguisugabogg and 200 Stab Wounds on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Sanguisugabogg, 200 Stab Wounds:
6/08/2022 The Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
6/09/2022 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
6/10/2022 Hooligans Music Hal – Jacksonville, NC
6/11/2022 Decibel Metal & Beer Fest @ The Filmore – Philadelphia, PA *
6/12/2022 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
6/13/2022 The Senate – Columbia, SC *

  • No 200 Stab Wounds

CANNIBAL CORPSE continues to tour in support of their critically adored Violence Unimagined full-length, released last year via Metal Blade Records. Comprising eleven tracks, Violence Unimagined is state of the art death metal played with passion and breathless precision, making for another flawless addition to what is inarguably one of the premier catalogues of the genre.

While they continue to do what they do with aplomb, the one substantial change to CANNIBAL CORPSE is the addition of guitarist Erik Rutan to their ranks, joining bassist Alex Webster, founding drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, guitarist Rob Barrett, and vocalist GeorgeCorpsegrinderFisher. Known for his roles in Morbid Angel, Ripping Corpse, and most notably fronting the mighty Hate Eternal, Rutan has long established himself as one of the most dynamic forces in contemporary death metal. Simultaneously, he has built up a reputation as one of the most in demand producers in metal, having previously produced four CANNIBAL CORPSE albums (in addition to Violence Unimagined), alongside the likes of Goatwhore, Soilent Green, and Belphegor. Filling in live on guitar since 2019, in 2020 he became a full member, contributing to the writing process.

To preview and purchase Violence Unimagined, visit metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.

http://www.cannibalcorpse.net

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

MARTYRED – Texas Death Metallers Sign With Time To Kill Records

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 31, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Time To Kill Records is delighted to announce the signing of Texas-based death metallers MARTYRED.

MARTYRED successfully merges a more contemporary sound with the purest old-school death metal influences and spirit. The band is currently putting the finishing touches to their most complex, advanced, and their most furious and heaviest release to date.

Watch for more details on the new album release, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming MARTYRED activities to be posted shortly.

Formed in 2003, by founding guitarist Mike DeBord, MARTYRED went on hiatus in 2010 and reformed in 2017. The band currently consists of Krieg Penny – Vocals, Mike DeBord – Guitars, Jason Frankhouser – Guitars, Stephen Fernandez – Bass, Rene Martinez – Drums. The group is known for their razor grinding guitars mixed with blackened thrash elements and often abstract time signatures, characterized by blast beats, complex riffing, and pit style hook riffs.

Additionally, their reality-based lyrics characterized by war themes and mental trauma that are notable in death metal. Various line-up changes throughout the years have left Mike DeBord as the sole remaining original member, as well as the band’s driving force. To date, MARTYRED has released 3 EPs and a full length album to be released this fall 2022.

Line-up:

Krieg Penny – Vocals
Mike DeBord – Guitars
Jason Frankhouser – Guitars
Stephen Fernandez – Bass
Rene Martinez – Drums

https://martyred.bandcamp.com/

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

CULTØ – Italian Melodic Death Metallers Sign With Time To Kill Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Italian melodic death metallers CULTØ have signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of their debut album “Of the Sun”.

Watch for more details on the album, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming activities to be posted shortly.

CULTØ combine a number of genres and influences, ranging from In Flames to Bloodbath and Septicflesh, filtered through a prism of metallic extremity. The result is fierce melodic death metal, mixing the best of old and new school into their own sound.

Line-up:

Dave – Vocals
Panta – Drums
Ema – Guitars
BT – Bass
John Pino Lisi – Guitars

CULTØ:

https://www.facebook.com/Cultzeroband

https://www.instagram.com/cultzeroband/

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/timetokillrecords/

LONG LIVE CULTØ.

DEMIRICOUS – Release “Smoke Chaser”

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Indiana death/thrash band DEMIRICOUS have unleashed their song “Smoke Chaser”. The track is taken from their highly anticipated album III: Chaotic Lethal, which is out on May 13, 2022. The song is now available on all streaming platforms.

The band comments: 

“From a writing standpoint, we took a bit of a different approach on this one. With the chorus, we wanted to open it up with a huge melodic riff, and a catchy, anthemic hook. And to counteract the catchiness of the chorus and melody, we wanted to cap it with one of the ugliest moments on the entire record. “Smoke Chaser” lyrically is about how humanity has a false sense of relevance, as a result of technology. We are all addicted, and constantly chasing something we will never actually obtain.”

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o66E4nFSHVM

Pre-order vinyl: https://www.postrecordings.com/products/demiricous-chaotic-lethal-lp

Pre-order cassette: https://demiricousofficial.bandcamp.com/album/chaotic-lethal

Rising from the depths of the abyss, DEMIRICOUS are preparing to unleash their most monstrous record yet III: Chaotic Lethal. The death/thrash quartet from Indianapolis, Indiana, initially formed in 2005 and released two successful full lengths gaining international regard. Following an extended hiatus, the outfit are making an impactful return.

“It’s been 15 years since we’ve released a record. We are so unbelievably proud of this one, and this is the DEMIRICOUS record we’ve always wanted to make. Prepare yourselves. It’s a fucking monster.”

DEMIRICOUS delve into heavier instrumentation and sinister moods, releasing a plethora of hard-hitting sounds across the tracks. Immersing eerily into a desolate landscape, “Unconditional Hate” smothers the senses. As guitars begin to screech and grapple through the murkiness, it’s not long before the sheer speed and power of DEMIRICOUS breaks through.

Demonic low tones dominate the instrumentation and aggressive vocals. From the high fuelled groove rhythms of and blast beats of “Smoke Chaser”, to the unearthly doom and gloom of “Chaotic Lethal”, DEMIRICOUS venture across realms of dynamic metal influences creating a thrilling and hauntingly theatrical experience. The album operates in a cyclical nature seeing the final track, “Faith Crime” withdraw to the void from which III: Chaotic Lethal emerged.

III: Chaotic Lethal marks a monumental milestone. It is an epic collection of tracks exploring a dark narrative of the barbaric and grotesque. DEMIRICOUS’s sound is revived and restored, as the band have evolved into their next chapter.

Line-Up:
Nate Olp
Dustin Boltjes
Scott Wilson
Ben Parrish

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/demiricous
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demiricous_official/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DEMIRICOUS.

EMPTY THRONE – Announce New Line-up Featuring Members of CANNIBAL CORPSE and SUFFOCATION

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Melodic/blackened death metal band EMPTY THRONE is once again on the move with plans of sending even larger ripples through the metal world by turning an already impressive lineup into a full-fledged supergroup. With writing underway for their upcoming full-length, EMPTY THRONE has added Jack Owen (Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Six Feet Under) and Mike Smith (Suffocation) to the fold.

One of the most renowned guitarists in metal today, Jack will be providing his legendary riffage that helped define the last three decades of death metal. Mike will take the helm behind the kit delivering his unmistakably brutal drumming style. The two veterans will join returning EMPTY THRONE members C.R. Petit (Angerot), Jason Ellsworth (Angerot), and Michael J Pardi (Possessed, Draconis, Ritual) for what promises to be an absolute powerhouse of an album. Stay tuned for the next hellish chapter of EMPTY THRONE!

EMPTY THRONE formed in 2020 with C.R. Petit and Jason Ellsworth of Angerot joining forces with Mike Pardi (Possessed, Draconis, Ritual) and Gabe Seeber (Kennedy Veil, Decrepit Birth, Black Crown Initiate, Abbath) with a goal of creating a unique blend of Death, Black and Thrash Metal. The styling of EMPTY THRONE has been referred to as “Hellish Blackened Deathrash”. It draws upon the violent propulsion of 80’s thrash. The agile savagery of mid-90s Gothenburg-style death metal. Rabid vocals blended with dark atmospherics of late-stage black metal. The result was a ferocious onslaught of speed, power, and outright aggression backed with deadly hooks and grooves. The members of EMPTY THRONE are all veteran hell-bringers and have deep lineage in the extreme metal genre.

EMPTY THRONE partnered with the upcoming label Wise Blood Records to release their three-track 23-minute debut EP, Glossolalia, in 2021 to rave reviews. The EP quickly sold out and proved the band a force to be heard.

Stream Glossolalia at emptythroneofficial.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/emptythroneband

instagram.com/emptythrone666

EMPTY THRONE:
C.R. Petit – Vocals
Jason Ellsworth – Bass
Michael J Pardi – Guitars
Jack Owen – Guitars
Mike Smith – Drums

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE EMPTY THRONE.

VADER – Announce New Tour In Australia + New Zealand For October 2022!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Polish death metal legends VADER – who are ready to kick off this Friday their “De Profundis XXV Album Reedition Tour 2022 Part 2” – have announced their new tour in Australia and New Zealand for October 2022. The support comes from Polish Industrial/Groove Metallers THY DISEASE.

Massive Music stated:
“Vader is coming back to Australia and New Zealand!!! After a 5 year long break Vader will visit Australia and New Zealand! We were planning this for a long time and in 2017 we had a tour booked for these territories, but back then we had to change our plans for reasons beyond our control. Now the time has come to announce that CREATIVE MUSIC together with SLAMMAN BOOKING ASIA, HARDLINE MEDIA and VALHALLA TOURING are bringing the pride of Poland to Australia and New Zealand! We just keep our fingers crossed that nothing will stand in our way in these weird times. During their shows in Australia and New Zealand, VADER will be accompanied by Polish band Thy Disease who had the opportunity to perform alongside VADER many times.”

Peter, frontman of Vader adds:
“VADERMANIAX!!! ARE YOU READY??? \m/ We plan to visit Australia and New Zealand in October 2022. A tour organized in cooperation with Creative Music, Massive Music, Slamman Booking Asia, Hardline Media and Val Knut will bring our new hell-thunder set to you!”

Below you will find a complete schedule:
12.10.2022 (AU) – Brisbane / The Triffid
13.10.2022 (AU) – Sydney / Manning
14.10.2022 (AU) – Melbourne / Max Watts
15.10.2022 (NZ) – Wellington / Valhalla
16.10.2022 (NZ) – Auckland / Whammy

And just before Australia and New Zeleand, VADER will hit the road for their “The Final Declaration Northern Tour 2022” with HATE and THY DISEASE! See the confirmed shows below.

01.09.2022 (LT) – Vilnius
02.09.2022 (LV) – Riga
03.09.2022 (EE) – Tallin
04.09.2022 (FI) – Helsinki
05.09.2022 (FI) – Tampere
06.09.2022 (FI) – Seinajoki
07.09.2022 (FI) – Jyvaskyla
08.09.2022 (SE) – Umea
15.09.2022 (SE) – Malmo
16.09.2022 (NO) – Drammen
17.09.2022 (IS) – Reykjavik

Source: Tarja Virmakari Press Office

LONG LIVE VADER.

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