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BELL WITCH – “Longing” On Double Vinyl Available For Pre-Order From The Flenser

Posted in doom metal, doom metal albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Bell Witch - Longing - promo cover pic!

You can now pre-order Longing by Bell Witch on double vinyl.

Bell Witch is a minimalist doom duo from Seattle comprised of drummer Adrian Guerra and bassist Dylan Desmond (of Samothrace fame). Uniquely sorrowful, Bell Witch is as much akin to Skepticism as they are to Codeine. Longing is an hour and 10 minutes of doomed desolation, sadness, and sorrow. Originally released on CD and digital formats by Profound Lore Records, Longing was one of the most important doom albums of 2012 featured on numerous year end lists.

Longing will be released as a gatefold double album with thick, old-style case wrapped jackets and comes with a gatefold insert. Comes on both black vinyl and limited red vinyl. Red vinyl is limited to 300 copies. This should ship in March but delays are always possible.

Pre-order here

You can view new artwork created specifically for the vinyl version of this release by artist Bryan Proteau below. More images can be viewed here.

Bell Witch - Longing - graveyard image

eBay:

We have opened an eBay account to raise money for the horde of approaching releases. Deafheaven / Bosse-de-Nage, Lycus, Coffinworm test presses are up now as well as a few out-of-print items with more coming soon. Check it out here.

Soon:

Grayceon – Pearl and the End of Days LP (ships next week)

Botanist – IV: Mandragora CD

Bosse-de-Nage – iii – DLP (probably next week)

Trees – Sickness-In – LP (at press now)

Vestiges/Panopticon – Split gatefold – LP

Out Now:

Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage – split LP (pink copies added to store)

Worm Ouroboros – Come the Thaw DLP

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(Source: The Flenser)

For more info on THE FLENSER, click on the links below!

http://twitter.com/flenserrecords
https://facebook.com/FlenserRecords
http://instagram.com/theflenser

For more info on BELL WITCH, click on the links below!

http://bellwitchdoom.com

http://bellwitch.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE BELL WITCH.

LONG LIVE VINYL.

LONG LIVE THE FLENSER.

Stone.

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EARTHEN GRAVE – Unique Doom Sextet Release Debut Full-Length

Posted in doom metal, doom metal albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Tour Dates Include Days of The Doomed & Stoner Hands of Doom

Distinctive Chicago-based Doom collective EARTHEN GRAVE have confirmed a plethora of Summer tour dates throughout the country in support of their electrifying self-titled debut album.

Boasting a powerful, dynamic style of plodding Doom Metal surging with classic Heavy Metal vigor, the six members of the band coalesce their Metal aptitude into one entity with EARTHEN GRAVE. Founded in 2008 by guitarist Jason Muxlow (The Living Fields, Wintering) and drummer Scott Davidson (ex-Stonehenge, owner of Rebel Radio), the duo recruited bassist Ron Holzner (formerly of Trouble, Debris Inc., Place of Skulls, etc.), vocalist Mark Weiner (Trifog), guitarist Tony Spillman (Spillage), and renowned classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine on extended range electric flying V violin.

A year after the creation of EARTHEN GRAVE, this union of talented musicians released their first recordings as the five-song Dismal Times demo, receiving immediate praise from underground Metal and Stoner Rock media outlets and fans alike. The next few years saw the band playing intimate club shows as well as providing support for international touring acts on stages around Chicago and regionally throughout the Midwest and East Coast. This has sharpened each member’s skills within the unit and had defined their roles more prominently, fueling the already intoxicating chemistry of the band to dramatic new levels.

In late April of this year, EARTHEN GRAVE entered the studio to create their mammoth first album, simply entitled Earthen Grave. Produced by Ron Holzner, and released on CD and via digital download via his own indie label Claude & Elmo Music, this layered opus showcases even more range and diversity to the band’s commanding material, clocking in with over an hour of epic music!

Stream the entire album via the band’s BANDCAMP PAGE.

This weekend EARTHEN GRAVE will take part in Days of the Doomed II Festival in Cudahy, Wisconsin, joining Solace, Blood Farmers, Earthride, Revelation, Argus and many others over the two-day event. More shows are booked throughout Chicago and abroad over the coming weeks and later in the Summer they’ll play Brooklyn on their way to take part in Stoner Hands of Doom XII Fest on September 1st. The annual four-day all-ages gathering also listing RoadSaw, Ichabod, Raw Radar War, Pilgrim, Earthride, Revelation, Pale Divine, Iron Man, Elder, War Injun and tons more at this year’s installment.

EARTHEN GRAVE – Tour Dates:

6/16/2012 The Blue Pig – Cudahy, WI @ Days of the Doomed II [info]

6/22/2012 P.L.A.V. – Kenosha, WI

6/23/2012 The End Zone Bar & Grill – Aurora, IL w/ En Masse, Rituals of the Oak, Sleestak

6/30/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL w/ Black Cobra, Gaza

7/11/2012 Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts – Ottawa, ON @ Music and Beyond Festival presents Heavy Metal Violin

7/27/2012 Siberia Club – New Orleans, LA

7/28/2012 The Boiler Room – Dallas, TX

8/31/2012 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Iron Man, War Injun, Kin of Ettins

9/01/2012 El ‘n’ Gee – New London, CT @ SHoD Fest [info]

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Earthen Grave – Track Listing:

01. Earthen Grave

02. Life Carries On

03. Burning a Sinner

04. Blood Drunk

05. Dismal Times

06. Tilted World

07. Beneath a Shovel Load

08. Fall In

09. Relentless

10. Death on the High Seas

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on EARTHEN GRAVE, click on the like below!

http://www.earthenGrave.com

http://earthengrave.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/earthengrave

http://www.twitter.com/earthengrave

LONG LIVE EARTHEN GRAVE.

Stone.

EYES OF FIRE – “DISINTEGRATE” DEBUT EP FROM 2003 REVISITED!

Posted in doom metal albums, doom metal music, extreme metal bands, extreme metal music, extreme music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

EYES OF FIREDisintegrate is the debut EP released by Eyes Of Fire, back in 2003, on Century Media Records. This is a three song EP that is emblazoned with a mixture of Metal threads. From Doom and Stoner undertones to an all out Sludge Metal assault that takes the upper Metal hand. This debut EP may just have three songs, still, it is a very good Metal barometer of exactly how Eyes Of Fire see, feel, write and play their brand of Heavy Music. It’s EP’s like this, that gives fans a taste of what a band is about… and Eyes Of Fire is about bringing the Sludge Metal hammer down.

Eyes Of Fire is without question, an extremely heavy Sludge Metal Band, only they can create some songs that are entwined with a true semblance of melodic moments. Hopeless is just that song which does capitalize on the heavy side of the Sludge spectrum, yet this song has guitars and keyboards that emphasize key melodious balance throughout.

Disintegrate opens up with the guitar hitting on shades of Peter Buck of R.E.M. fame… only this song dislocates itself very quickly from any musical familiarity with that alternative sound. The guitar intro is more like a sound trap that sucks you into the Sludge Metal pit to the extreme. Tough, anti-mellow and raw, this song forms it’s heaviness around it’s chaotic and speed driven tempo.

Anyone begins with a soft segue, blanketing the atmosphere with tantalizing and head turning progressive tendencies. Not to get fooled though… Eyes Of Fire kicks it into Sludge Metal gear within the blink of a Metal eye, transcending Anyone into a thickly heavy, emotional and angst driven song. Anyone easily is my top pick out of the three songs on Disintegrate, based on it’s credible heaviness and emotion scorched vocals.

* Metal Odyssey gives Eyes Of Fire – Disintegrate EP, 3.5 Metal Fists out of 5.

Some Eyes Of Fire notes of interest:

* My Metal research has found, that Eyes Of Fire were formed back in 1998 and went by the band name – Shiva.

* The songs Hopeless and Anyone were later included on the Eyes Of Fire full length studio album – Ashes To Embers, released in 2004 on Century Media Records.

* Before the formation of Eyes Of Fire, Dan Kaufman (vocals & guitar) and Matt Fisher (vocals & bass) were the founding members of Mindrot, a mid to late ’90’s Doom Metal Band once signed to Relapse Records.

* Eyes Of Fire originated from Orange County, California.

* As it is stated on their MySpace Music Page… Eyes Of Fire are currently on hiatus.

* A Power/Thrash Metal Band from Kenosha, Wisconsin, goes by the same name – Eyes Of Fire. Their record label is called: Musical Orgasms Publishing.

Eyes Of Fire – Ashes To Embers (studio album from 2004)

Eyes Of Fire – Prisons (last studio album from 2006)

Track Listing For Disintegrate EP:

Disintigrate

Hopeless

Anyone

For more Metal info on Eyes Of Fire, click the cool link below:

Eyes Of Fire – MySpace Music Page

Stone.


WITCHCRAFT – “IF CRIMSON WAS YOUR COLOUR” RARE, GREEN 45RPM – I’LL SHOW AND TELL!

Posted in album covers, current doom metal bands, current heavy metal bands, doom metal albums, doom metal music, extreme metal bands, extreme music, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal 45 rpm records, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal bands, heavy metal history, heavy metal music, heavy metal on vinyl, heavy metal record finds, heavy metal records, heavy metal songs, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

WITCHCRAFT – is a throwback Metal Band, a Stoner Metal Band if you will. This band is also well known as Doom Metal. O.k., they are resiliently Old School Heavy Metal, that is for certain. Metal is… Metal. Listening to Witchcraft is always like a breath of fresh Metal air for me. I just get that everything is mysteriously mellow vibe from their music, uh, Metal. Even if the lyrics from Witchcraft are a bit doom & gloom, it doesn’t get me down. Basically, Witchcraft does cast a Metal spell on me! (Man, is that corn dog or what?). Early last year, I picked up a downright nifty Witchcraft 7″ vinyl single, (45rpm), that is green. You betcha… green vinyl. (See pics of my Witchcraft 45 below at bottom). My Metal research has found that the green vinyl pressing I own is considered a repress from 2007… and limited to 200!!! There is only 200 of these Witchcraft 7″ green vinyl, 45rpm’s in the entire world!!! I’m very pleased to be the owner of one.

The two songs on my Witchcraft 7″ green vinyl 45rpm are:

Side A:

If Crimson Was Your Colour

Side B:

I Know You Killed Someone

Both songs carry a semblance of early years Heavy Metal, sprinkled with some psychedelia nuance. The riffs scream Old School, as well as the vocals of Magnus Pelander, who also plays guitar. The echo vibe that happens on these Witchcraft songs make them all the more retro pleasing. These two songs are heavy, no speed or mind blowing solos… just some real good Metal. Witchcraft is not from the early ’70’s, nor are they from the ’80’s either. Witchcraft formed in 2000, releasing their first studio/self titled album Witchcraft on Rise Above Records in 2004. Witchcraft hails from Örebro, Sweden.

Fans of these unreal legends – early/Ozzy Osbourne era Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Saint Vitus, Candlemass or any Doom Metal Band, just might take a Metal liking to Witchcraft. Stoner Metal fans of The Sword, High On Fire and Sleep, to name a few, could easily sink their teeth into Witchcraft’s Metal too.

Witchcraft are:

Magnus Pelander – vocals & guitar

John Hoyles – guitar

Ola Henriksson – bass

Fredrik Jansson – drums

* I Know You Killed Someone does not appear on any studio album from Witchcraft, essentially this is a non-album track.

* If Crimson Was Your Colour appears on the Witchcraft studio album – The Alchemist, released in October of 2007.

* Witchcraft is signed to Rise Above Records… an independent label.

* I paid roughly around 7 dollars (U.S.) for this Witchcraft record, that included shipping too.

Here is what Side A looks like:

Here is what Side B looks like:

Both sides of this Witchcraft 45rpm plays excellent too!

Here is what the front cover sleeve looks like:

Here is what the back cover sleeve looks like:

Thanks for reading about and looking at my Witchcraft – green 7″ 45rpm of If Crimson Was Your Colour.  Check this band out, if you already haven’t… it’s really good Metal!

* The word – “nifty” – was used in the first paragraph on Metal Odyssey.

Stone.



CROWBAR “Sonic Excess In It’s Purest Form” – Sludge Metal At It’s Finest

Posted in 1990's doom metal bands, 1990's heavy metal albums, 1990's metal bands, 1990's sludge metal albums, 1990's sludge metal bands, 1990's heavy metal music, Album Review, collecting metal music, cool album covers, doom metal albums, doom metal bands this decade, doom metal music, essential metal music albums, essential sludge metal albums, extreme metal music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal album covers, metal music, metal music albums, metal odyssey, Metal Reviews, Music, new orleans metal bands, new orleans metal music, sludge metal albums, sludge metal albums this decade, sludge metal bands, sludge metal bands this decade, sludge metal guitarists, sludge metal music 2001, sludge metal vocalists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

Crowbar - "Sonic Excess" small album picCrowbar was my Metal band of choice today. Sludge Metal with a healthy slice of Doom Metal at it’s very best is Crowbar. I gave another listen to Sonic Excess In It’s Purest Form and have walked away with the same Metal satisfaction as always – ultra Sludge Metal satisfaction that is. The slow trudging and heavy duty guitar riffs combined with the slow paced rhythm section, makes me scream in Metal glee that Crowbar has taken Old School Heavy Metal to a more dark and doom ridden place. The lyrics heard in the songs on Sonic Excess In It’s Purest Form are gloomy, mournful and visits the realms of self suffering, doubt and infliction. Well, that is what Doom Metal delves into, topics too touchy for the faint at heart mainstream. These lyrics explore what it must feel like when one is truly suffering from extreme mental anguish. Now, if you are to look past the psychologically driven lyrics, the Metal Music is an ear crushing experience and/or escape that seems to come at me from all sides. Crowbar plays their Sludge Metal like it surrounds me, repeatedly encircling my space like a slow marching invasion of Metal giants from a far away and spooky place. Cool.

Kirk Windstein on guitar and vocals is in my Metal opinion, a true non-glamorized hero of Metal. Kirk Windstein does not need any damn red carpet to walk down on… his blue collar Metal ethic is too good for that crap. Besides, hearing is believing, listening to Kirk play guitar is dark, creeping and heavy – a wonderland of gray clouds amidst a stormy sky over a bayou. His vocals are dominant and angry enough to be considered Hardcore, the enormity of emotions that are heard when he bellows out the lyrics are mesmerizing. Plus, Kirk Windstein is one hell of a riff enthusiast, he must have millions of dark and scary riffs recorded in his mind that are still waiting to be let out. There is nothing plastic about Crowbar, no artificial ingredients to be heard on this album. Unreal. All eleven songs on Sonic Excess In It’s Purest Form are a journey into the Doom and Sludge Metal world of Crowbar, a journey I find worth repeating. Hey, it is like the melancholy movie that grips you, a mood intense book that you don’t mind reading again and again… each time you catch onto something that you may have missed before.

* Sonic Excess In It’s Purest Form was released on August 21, 2001 on Spitfire Records.

Crowbar are they appeared on Sonic Excess In It’s Purest Form:

Kirk Windstein on guitar and vocals

Sammy Pierre Duet on guitar

Jeff  (Okie) Okoneski on bass

Tony Costanza on drums

Sonic Excess In It’s Purest Form Track Listing:

The Lasting Dose

To Build a Mountain

Thru the Ashes (I’ve Watched You Burn)

Awakening

Repulsive In It’s Spendid Beauty

Counting Daze

In Times of Sorrow

It Pours From Me

Suffering Brings Wisdom

Failure to Delay Gratifacation

Empty Room

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