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AGE OF THE WOLF – Sign With Aural Music

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 24, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Costa Rican doom metal band AGE OF THE WOLF have signed with Aural Music to release their new album Ouroboric Trances on May 10 2019. The album will be made available on CD, vinyl and digital formats.

The band commented: “we are excited to sign with the ever-growing Italian label ‘Aural Music’. This is a big step for the band and the entire country, since this is the first band in it’s genre to be signed by an international label in Costa Rica, and now with the momentum, the band’s not planning on stopping anytime soon.”

More information will be available soon.

More band info:

https://www.facebook.com/ageofthewolf/

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE AGE OF THE WOLF.

STONE.

WHILE HEAVEN WEPT – ‘Vast Oceans Lachrymose’ Lineup To Embark On ‘Farewell’ European Dates

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 25, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

In early 2015, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT main man Tom Phillips had to regrettably pull the plug on the band’s European tour in support of their latest studio album, “Suspended At Aphelion”. The decision led to Phillips’ unexpected retirement from the metal scene, effectively putting the revered doomsters on ice. However, Phillips and his band mates have long sought to make amends to the European crowds who have so strongly backed WHILE HEAVEN WEPT over the years. Now, as 2018 draws to a close, the most recent incarnation of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT that started with 2009’s classic “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” will play its final shows together on a run of European dates that begins November 16 at Germany’s Hammer Of Doom Festival.

“I agreed to do these shows to give everyone else – the band members, our fans, even myself some closure, especially since the last tour was cancelled,” says Phillips. “The other aspect is the circumstances and priorities of the musicians involved are simply not aligned with what an actively touring band requires anymore.”

The “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” lineup – rounded out by bassist Jim Hunter, vocalist Rain Irving, second guitarist Scott Loose, keyboardist/harmony vocalist Michelle Schrotz and drummer Trevor Schrotz – have been holed up in a Virginia rehearsal room putting together a setlist that is not only representative of the latest era of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, but the band’s storied past as well. According to Phillips, some of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT‘s most memorable shows have taken place on European shores, including their 2010 appearance at Hammer Of Doom alongside Irish metallers PRIMORDIAL, which was not only Irving’s third show with the band, but also where the “Triumph: Tragedy: Transcendence” DVD/live album was recorded.

“We’ve always had a great time sharing the stage with PRIMORDIAL,” he says. “I think we’ve played with them more than anyone else in our history – and that’s always been such a great insight into the scope of melancholia and epos. Of course, we’ve also had the great honor of playing with heroes, family and upcoming bands who have gone on to become some of the biggest names out there like ALCEST and GHOST. Most of all though, it’s connecting directly with the people who really care about what we do and again, that’s what these upcoming shows are really about.”

The shows will offer another treat for fans – a limited-edition shirt commemorating the 30th anniversary of the band. “It’s an exclusive design by Gustavo Sazes, who has done the covers for our last couple of albums,” says Phillips. “There’s quite a few layers to the design and it definitely correlates to ‘Fear Of Infinity’ and ‘Suspended At Aphelion’. Personally, I think it turned out amazing and while it does represent our 30th anniversary, for now, it will be available exclusively at the concerts.” `

While these European dates signal the end for the “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” era of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, it does not mean the end for the band. Phillips says there is an entire album of unfinished material that sits between “Fear Of Infinity” and “Suspended At Aphelion” in which he may look to finalize at some point.

“In the end, I’d started on a solo project prior to being involved with the WALPYRGUS album [2017’s ‘Walpyrgus Nights’], but with the WHILE HEAVEN WEPT shows coming up, I haven’t even looked at that again. But for WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, as long as I’m breathing, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT exists, even if the lineup changes for the nth time or we are strictly DIY on a small, independent scale. Only time will tell. For now, it’s time to commemorate a milestone and the end of an era!”

WHILE HEAVEN WEPT 2018 European tour dates:

November 16/17 – Hammer Of Doom, Würzburg, Germany

November 18 – Temple, Athens, Greece

November 24/25 – Dutch Doom Days, Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands

December 7 – Under The Doom VI, Sala But, Madrid, Spain

December 8 – Madrid Is The Dark, Madrid, Spain

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Source: ClawHammer PR

For more band/record label info:

www.facebook.com/whileheavenwept/

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/

LONG LIVE WHILE HEAVEN WEPT.

STONE.

Texas Doom Duo CANYON OF THE SKULL Releasing ‘The Desert Winter’ August 19th

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 24, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Austin (TX) –  CANYON OF THE SKULL has returned! The instrumental Doom duo of guitarist Erik Ogershok and Adrian Voorhies (Humut Tabal) will release sophomore album The Desert Winter on August 19. The CD version will be available in a gorgeous 6-panel format.

Consisting of the undeniably epic 37-minute title track of blackened doom, The Desert Winter is a journey deep into the psyche. Listeners are strongly advised to clear out all head space (and any earwax) and settle in for this existential Ride of the Doomed!

Recorded at WoodenHorse studios October 2016.

Mixed and Produced by Zawicizuz and Canyon of the Skull.

Mastered by Proscriptor McGovern (Russ R. Givens) at Nox Luna Inlustris Music.

Artwork Layout and design by Erik Bredthauer.

Adrian Voorhies – Drums, Percussion

Erik Ogershok – Guitars, Bass, Percussion

BAND BIO:

The brainchild of Erik Ogershok, COTS was initially manifested in the winter of 2006. Several local appearances and lineup fluctuations later, life happened, and the project lay dormant. 2014 saw the return of Ogershok as he recruited new musical personnel in the form of drummer Adrian Voorhies of the Austin-based Black Metal outfit HUMUT TABAL and once more brought the doom ensemble to life to melt the faces of all who sought shade in the Canyon walls.

After numerous regional gigs both opening for touring colleagues and spearheading an array of craft beer events and festival slots (including two SXSW appearances), the band closed the year with a blistering performance at the End of the World Fest in Houston alongside Austin brethren The Sword and Eagle Claw. 2015 saw the creation of the band’s first recording, a self-titled EP solidifying the now scaled down duo of Ogershok and Voorhies as a force to be reckoned with in the Texas doom scene.

With the EP capturing some attention, they embarked on a two-week tour of the Midwest, bringing their signature brand of instrumental doom from the Twin Cities to Louisville. Once home, the band commenced production on their most ambitious musical effort yet with rare selected live performances across the lone star state. In October, they headed back into Wooden Horse studios with an A-list production team of Zawicizuz (The Black Moriah) and Proscriptor McGovern (Absu) and their sophomore offering was forged. Now, as the band prepares to release The Desert Winter, only one message can truly be counted on: Abandon All Hope.

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Source:

ClawHammer PR

* For more info:

Canyonoftheskull.bandcamp.com/

Facebook.com/canyonoftheskull

Twitter.com/canyondoom

LONG LIVE CANYON OF THE SKULL.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

DESTROYER OF LIGHT – Begins Massive Western US Tour Next Week; Trailer Posted + Band Confirmed For Shadow Woods Metal Fest

Posted in doom metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on June 8, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Destroyer Of Light - West Coast Tour - 2016 - promo flyer - #MO99ILMFOT333

Austin doom-crushers, DESTROYER OF LIGHT, have updated their Summer tour, which begins in just one week, then consumes the remainder of June and nearly half of July.

The upcoming tour is the first extensive tour from DESTROYER OF LIGHT since their Summer 2015 tour with Godhunter, which was booked in support of their Endsville split 2xLP. This new trek sees DESTROYER OF LIGHT taking their Endsville anthems back out to the masses, beginning in Fort Worth on June 16th, then running up through the Central and Midwestern states to the Pacific Northwest, before running down the West Coast on their way back to Texas, the final show going down in the band’s hometown on July 11th.

A brief trailer for the tour is posted HERE or below:

Additionally, DESTROYER OF LIGHT has been confirmed to take part in the second installment of Shadow Woods Metal Fest in Maryland this September, with the likes of Zud, Tombs, Mantar, Wino with Faith In Jane, Ghost Bath, Darsombra, Blood Storm, and countless others, around which another tour is being routed.

Following the recent departure of Keegan Kjeldsen, these tour dates will see DESTROYER OF LIGHT taking to the streets as a three-piece for the first time, with Jeff Klein handling lead guitars, Steve Colca on guitars and vocals, and Penny turner on drums, the trio strategically bulking up on extra amplification for the journey. The band is working on their new album, which will see release in early 2017 on a label to be announced at a later date along with more info on the permanent lineup.

Stream DESTROYER OF LIGHT’s Endsville split with Godhunter RIGHT HERE and see the lyric video for “Electric Shadows” HERE or below:

Endsville is available through a joint release with Godhunter co-owned Battleground Records and DESTROYER OF LIGHT‘s Heavy Friends Records, the 2xLP bearing two slabs of 180-gram vinyl on two colors packed in a gatefold sleeve. Order the digital and vinyl HERE.

DESTROYER OF LIGHT – Tour Dates:
6/16/2016 The Grotto – Fort Worth, TX
6/17/2016 Road Map – Texarkana, AR
6/18/2016 Downtown Lounge – Tulsa, OK @ Freak Tulsa 2016
6/19/2016 The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
6/20/2016 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NB
6/21/2016 Three Kings Tavern – Denver, CO
6/22/2016 Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO
6/24/2016 Wastelander Studio – Boise, ID
6/25/2016 VFW – Missoula, MT
6/26/2016 Emerald of Slam – Richland, WA
6/27/2016 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA
6/28/2016 The Panic Room – Portland, OR
6/29/2016 The Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR
6/30/2016 Base Kamp – Ashland, OR
7/01/2016 Starlite – Sacramento, CA
7/02/2016 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA
7/03/2016 Sweet Water Saloon – Los Osos, CA
7/04/2016 Lexington – Los Angeles, CA
7/05/2016 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
7/06/2016 The Womb Room – Las Vegas, NV
7/07/2016 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
7/08/2016 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
7/09/2016 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX
7/10/2016 The Depot O’Bar – Lubbock, TX
7/11/2016 The Grand – Austin, TX
9/15-18/2016 Camp Hidden Valley – White Hall, MD @ Shadow Woods Metal Fest

For more info on DESTROYER OF LIGHT:

http://www.destroyeroflight.bandcamp.com

Facebook: Destroyer of Light

Facebook: Heavy Friends Records

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Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DESTROYER OF LIGHT.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

TYRANNY – Finnish Funeral Doom Cult To Release First New Full-Length In A Decade Via Dark Descent Records Next Month; Artwork, Track Listing + Teaser Revealed

Posted in doom metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Tyranny - Aeons In Tectonic Interment - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33003399T

Finnish funeral doom duo, TYRANNY – featuring within its ranks current and former members of Corpsessed and Wormphlegm among others – will unleash their first new studio offering in a decade this Fall via Dark Descent Records. Titled Aeons In Tectonic Interment, the record offers up five diseased psalms of slow, tortured, epically bowel-rupturing grimness.

Composed, performed and tracked by members Matti Mäkelä and Lauri Lindqvist with additional percussion by Jussi-Pekka Manner and mastered by D. Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio (Absu, Pallbearer, Profetus, Sigh, Wodensthrone etc.), Aeons In Tectonic Interment is at once spiritual and ill-omened; a fifty-one-minute soul-searing sound apocalypse where misanthropy, suffering and imminent ruin become one achieving purification through sonic decay.

Aeons In Tectonic Interment Track Listing:
1. Sunless Deluge
2. A Voice Given Unto Ruin
3. Preparation Of A Vessel
4. The Stygian Enclave
5. Bells Of The Black Basilica

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Forged in 2001 by Mäkelä and Lindqvist, TYRANNY was conceived under the strain of a Stranger Will to channel the Ageless resonations of Earth and Oceans and sonorous visions and fevered dreams by the means of epic, Funereal Soundscapes. In 2004 the band unsheathed their debut, Bleak Vistae, which shook the foundation of a small, reclusive yet inexorably devoted funeral doom scene.

Crowned an, “epic masterpiece,” and commended for its, “mystical atmosphere,” and, “crushing wall of sound,” by Ultimate Guitar, 2005’s Tides Of Awakening reaped the attention of critics globally. Metal Bite championed a record that was, “uncompromising and extreme,” while Metal Reviews, in an “Album Of the Month” review likened it to, “a partner piece instructing in the discipline of appreciating one’s own suffering.”

TYRANNY has always operated in the shadows, worked on intuition and done things only when there was a will and the time seemed right for it. The past ten years have been devoted to various live appearances such as Roskilde Festival, Roadburn and the Kill-Town Deathfest, and the slow writing process of Aeons In Tectonic Interment – the band’s most devout work to date.

Aeons In Tectonic Interment will see release via Dark Descent Records on CD, double LP and digitally on September 18th, 2015 with preorders and track samples to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/tyrannyfuneraldoom

http://www.darkdescentrecords.com

http://www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords

http://www.twitter.com/DarkDescentRec

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TYRANNY.

Stone.

KING HEAVY – Offer Preview Of Forthcoming Self-Titled Release, With Promo Video For Album Track “La Gárgola”

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Chilean / Belgian Epic Doom metallers KING HEAVY present La Gárgola, the first track off their upcoming self-titled, full-length debut album. “La Gárgola” (Spanish for “Gargoyle”) offers a good look at what’s to come when the album is released in early September. This is heavy and epic Doom Metal led by the multifaceted vocals of Luce Vee (Hooded Priest / Witchsmeller Pursuivant), melting into twisted and obscure melodies in the vein of Celtic Frost’s masterpiece Into the Pandemonium.

Check out the promo video for “La Gárgola” now at this location.

King Heavy - - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MOSLMMS9944

Cruz Del Sur Music will release the album September 4 (Europe) and September 19 (North America) on CD, digital and limited-edition vinyl. Soon after the album’s release, KING HEAVY will embark upon a tour that will bring the band to Europe for appearances at Malta Doom Fest and Dutch Doom Days Fest. Confirmed shows are as follows:

Chilean Dates:
OCT 2 Valparaíso, ELE Bar, w/ Inquisición, Metal Grave,
OCT 3 Olmué, KH HeadQuarters
OCT 8 Santiago, Mi Bar
OCT 9 Rancagua, Golden Ba, w/ Clair de Lune Morte
OCT 10 Osorno, w/ Ruined
OCT 11 Temuco, w/ Retrosatan

European Dates:
OCT 15 TBA
OCT 16 Leipzig, Germany
OCT 17 Wien, Austria
OCT 18 TBA
OCT 23 Malta Doom Fest
OCT 24 TBA
OCT 25 TBA
OCT 28 Birmingham, UK w/ Iron Void
OCT 29 London, UK w/ Iron Void
OCT 30 Lille, France w/ Iron Void
OCT 31 Vosselaar, Biebob, Belgium w/ Iron Void, Witchsmeller Pursuivant
NOV 01 Dutch Doom Days, Rotterdam, Baroeg, Netherlands

KING HEAVY is anything but the typical brand of mono-dimensional, superficial Doom Metal. KING HEAVY rocks! Aside from strong elements of CANDLEMASS and of the more traditional Doom Metal sound, KING HEAVY offers epic arrangements and a twisted touch that reminds of BLACK SABBATH’s Born Again, CELTIC FROST’s Into the Pandemonium and the early, darkest side of DANZIG. The album contains seven songs for a total running time of over 47 minutes and was engineered, mixed and mastered by Pablo Clares at DM6 Studio (Chile). Vocals were recorded by Peter Maene at Creative Factory (Belgium).

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Source: ClawHammer PR

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

For more info:

https://www.facebook.com/kingheavydoom

Cruz Del Sur Music - Logo - B&W

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KING HEAVY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEMON LUNG – Nevada Doom Bringers Unleash “Mark Of Jubilee” Via Decibel Magazine; “A Dracula” To See Release Next Month

Posted in doom metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Demon Lung - promo band pic - 2015 - #05DLMO0166

Las Vegas-based doom bringers, DEMON LUNG, will unleash the forlorn fruits of their A Dracula full-length next month via Candlelight Records. Captured by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Zoroaster, Eyehategod, Taurus, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth etc.), the record boasts eight dark, devious hymns centered loosely on Juan López Moctezuma’s 1977 horror film, Alucardain which two teenage orphan girls living in a Catholic convent unleash a demonic force and ultimately become possessed by Satan.

Alucarda is a more relatable story for me than our last album’s [The Hundredth Name] subject matter,” vocalist Shanda Fredrick issues, “which made writing a lot more fun this time around. The heroine in this story is the daughter of Satan, who happens to fall in love with the purest of souls in the convent she resides. She coaxed this soul over to the dark, with only intentions of love but in doing so she dooms her to death by the hands of the nuns. The anger consumes her and she uses her dark powers to resurrect her love and together they kill the convent and then the world.”

As a precursor to its official unveiling, today Decibel Magazine offers up sixth movement,Mark Of Jubilee” for public consumption at THIS LOCATION.

Demon Lung - A Dracula - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #052615DLMO

A Dracula comes nearly two years to the date from the successful release of the band’s critically lauded, 2013-released The Hundredth Name. Media applauded the band, especially Fredrick with Decibel Magazine gushing, “She emerges like a high empress, adding real soul to the quintet’s lurch.” Ghost Cult called the debut, “a modern doom masterpiece,” Las Vegas Weekly concurred noting, “Everything about DEMON LUNG‘s debut screams epic,” while New Noise Magazine gushed, “This record is mammoth. Bass riffs tuned low drag the listener into a dark, solemn swamp of evil. The atmosphere created is as important as each note plucked from Lucifer’s hairy hind quarters.” Added This Is Not A Scene accurately, “The future of doom seems to be in safe hands.”

DEMON LUNG is vocalist Shanda Fredrick, drummer Jeremy Brenton, guitarists Phil Burns and Brent Lynch and bassist Jason Lamb. A Dracula will be released via Candlelight Records on June 16th, 2015 with tour dates to be announced shortly. In the meantime, preorders are available at THIS LOCATION. Desirers of the digitals, point your browsers HERE.

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Source: Earsplit PR

http://www.facebook.com/demonlungband

http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEMON LUNG.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

KING HEAVY – To Release Self-Titled Debut On Cruz Del Sur Music In September

Posted in doom metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

King Heavy - Promo live band pic - 2015 - 052715MOKHDM1

Chilean / Belgian band KING HEAVY is set to release its self-titled debut full length on Cruz Del Sur Music on September 4th in Europe and September 19th in the U.S.

KING HEAVY is anything but the typical brand of mono-dimensional, superficial doom metal. KING HEAVY rocks! Aside from strong elements of CANDLEMASS and of the more traditional doom metal sound, KING HEAVY offers epic arrangements and a twisted touch that reminds of BLACK SABBATH’s Born Again, CELTIC FROST’s Into the Pandemonium and the early, darkest side of DANZIG

The album contains seven songs for a total running time of over 47 minutes and was engineered, mixed and mastered by Pablo Clares at DM6 Studio, Chile;  vocals were recorded by Peter Maene at Creative Factory, Belgium.

Shortly after the release of the album, the band will engage an European tour which will bring them to Malta’s Doom Fest, Dutch Doom Days, Biebob (the notorious Belgian metal club)… Other tour dates will be published and confirmed very soon!

KING HEAVY was formed in 2009 by ex-Procession founder Daniel Perez Saa and Luce Vee, known for being the vocalist of Dutch Doom Metal act Hooded Priest. Shortly thereafter guitarist Matias Aguirre and drummer Miguel Canessa were added to the line up and in 2014 the band self-released an EP entitled Horror Absoluto, which was later repressed on split-vinyl by French label Emanes Records.

Track List:

La Gárgola
Life A.D.
As Dawn Broke On The Day
Thirteen Chosen Ones
Wounds
The Crowning
He Who Spoke In Tongues

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Source: ClawHammer PR

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

https://www.facebook.com/kingheavydoom

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KING HEAVY.

Stone.

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE – Release New Track And Album Art

Posted in doom metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Apostle Of Solitude - Of Woe And Wounds - promo cover pic - 2014

U.S. Doomsters APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE will release Of Woe and Wounds on November 14 in North America through Cruz Del Sur Music. Decibel Magazine is streaming album track “Luna” exclusively at this location.

With its oppressive and crunching sound, APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE’s Of Woe and Wounds will rank among the heaviest album of 2014. From the 7-minute opener “Blackest of Times” to the ending “Luna,” APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE deliver an incredible performance that gives full sense to the sometimes-abused term “DOOM”. Mastered by Tony Reed (producer of last SAINT VITUS’ album “Lillie: F-65”), this album confirms APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE as a versatile, multi-dimensional doom band that offers the most Sabbath-inspired sound around these days, blended with personal, oppressive yet dynamic atmospheres such as those found in “Push Mortal Coil” or “Whore’s Wings” (re-recorded hits from their 2012’s demo), or the long and haunting “Die Vicar Die”.

The album also features the extraordinary work of talented Artist David Csicsely known for his illustrations of Mournful Congregation, Solitude Aeternus, Wheel, Flight of Sleipnir releases.The album was recorded by Mike Bridavsky at Russian Recording LLC in Bloomington, IN and later mastered by Tony Reed  (SAINT VITUS’ “Lillie: F-65). DOOM has never been so HEAVY! The vinyl version will contain two bonus live tracks.

Of Woe and Wounds – Track Listing:

Distance and the Cold Heart

Blackest of Times

Whore’s Wings

Lamentations of a Broken Man

Die Vicar Die

Push Mortal Coil

This Mania

Siren

Luna

Distance and the Cold Heart (reprise)

The Messenger – Live (VINYL BONUS TRACK)

Sincerest Misery – Live (VINYL BONUS TRACK)

Apostle Of Solitude - promo band pic - 2014 - #20258

(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE:

www.apostleofsolitude.com

www.facebook.com/apostleofsolitude

Cruz Del Sur Music - Logo - B&W

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

OHHMS – Crushing Debut LP To See Release Via Holy Roar Records In October

Posted in doom metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ohhms - Bloom - promo cover pic - 2014

OHHMS will flower into life with their sprawling, crushing debut LP, Bloom, this October via London-based Holy Roar Records.

This in, directly from the heads of the label on the addition of OHHMS to their roster:

“Whilst it could potentially sound disheartening to some, only one previous band has ever eventually ended up working with Holy Roar simply by sending us music. That band was Throats. The second band to end up part of the family in this manner is what you have in front of you here, right now. OHHMS.”

With just two tracks clocking in at a massive thirty-two minutes, OHHMS fuses elements of doom, post-metal, prog and psychedelia in stunning clarity and power thanks to Ian Sadler at Emeline Studios and Brad Boatright at Audiosiege mastering. Breathtaking macro minimalistic artwork courtesy of Black Sails Design more than ably demonstrates the concept of both the record and intent of this band. This is nuanced, controlled anger that knows when to lurk in dark recesses, and when to viscerally bare its teeth. If this leaves you none the wiser, then settle in for this undulating auditory journey. In simple terms – this is a new form of mature heavy music that blends elements of doom, post-metal and progressive/post-rock, without ever losing an undercurrent that crackles with a distinct energy. From small seeds…..

Fans of Harvey Milk, Isis, Pallbearer, Slabdragger, Rolo Tomassi at their most serene, as well as progressive and expansive classic rock are advised to get hip to OHHMS‘ output. Holy Roar Records will release Bloom on digital, CD and LP formats on October 6th 2014. View a trailer for the album below and place preorders HERE.

Bloom Track Listing:

1. Bad Seed

2. Rise Of The Herbivore

OHHMS Live:

9/15/2014 TBA – Ramsgate, UK

10/02/2014 Lady Luck – Canterbury, UK

11/21/2014 Windmill – Brixton, UK

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on OHHMS:

http://ohhms.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/OHHMStheband

http://www.holyroarrecords.com

https://holyroarrecords.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OHHMS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ORANGE GOBLIN To Join Forces With Doom Metal Icons SAINT VITUS On UK, Ireland And European Tour; October And November 2014

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on May 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Saint Vitus - Orange Goblin - 35th Anniversary Tour - 2014 - promo flyer

ORANGE GOBLIN will join forces for a massive co-headline tour this October and November with none other than the legendary Kings of Doom Metal, SAINT VITUS, who are celebrating their 35th Anniversary on this tour and performing their classic album ‘Born Too Late’ in it’s entirety. Orange Goblin will be promoting their 8th (as yet untitled) studio album, due for release via Candlelight Records in the Autumn. This is all doom metal and stoner rock fans dreams come true as these titans of the scene join forces for the first time.

OG vocalist Ben Ward had this to say, “We are extremely excited to be going on tour with our good friends and long-time heroes Saint Vitus. Vitus are one of the bands that inspired us to form Orange Goblin all those years ago and to be able to promote our new album and celebrate their 35th anniversary at the same time just blows my mind. This tour is going to be awesome. DOOM!!!!”

Tickets go on sale on the 7th of May 2014.

Saint Vitus - 35 Years Of Doom - large logo - 2014 - B&W

The full list of tour dates are as follows:

October

Thu 9th – Le Grillen, Colmar, FRANCE

Fri 10th – CCM John Lennon, Limoges, FRANCE

Sat 11th – Day of Doom Fest, Barcelona, SPAIN

Sun 12th – Shoko, Madrid, SPAIN

Mon 13th – RCA Club, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Wed 15th – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, SPAIN

Thu 16th – Le Krakatoa, Bordeaux, FRANCE

Fri 17th – L’Usine, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

Sat 18th – Bloom Club, Mezzago, ITALY

Sun 19th – Traffic Live, Rome, ITALY

Mon 20th – Locomotiv Club, Bologna, ITALY

Tue 21st – Salzhaus, Winterthur, SWITZERLAND

Wed 22nd – Backstage Halle, Munich, GERMANY

Thu 23rd – Garage, Saarbrucken, GERMANY

Fri 24th – Le Fleche D’Or, Paris, FRANCE

Sat 25th – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, FRANCE

Sun 26th – Biebob, Vosselaar, BELGIUM

Tue 28th – The Fleece, Bristol, ENGLAND

Wed 29th – Heaven, London, ENGLAND

Thu 30th – Button Factory, Dublin, REP. OF IRELAND

Fri 31st – Limelight 2, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND

November

Sat 1st – Damnation Fest, Leeds, ENGLAND (SV only)

Sun 2nd – Dutch Doom Days Fest – Rotterdam, HOLLAND

Mon 3rd – Luxor, Koln, GERMANY

Tue 4th – Beatpol, Dresden, GERMANY

Wed 5th – Fabryka, Krakow, POLAND

Thu 6th – SO36, Berlin, GERMANY

Fri 7th – Babel, Malmo, SWEDEN

Sat 8th – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, SWEDEN

Sun 9th – Parkteatret, Oslo, NORWAY

Tue 11th – Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, SWEDEN

Wed 12th – Venue TBC, Hamburg, GERMANY

Thu 13th – Rosenhof, Osnabrueck, GERMANY

Fri 14th – F-Haus, Jena, GERMANY

Sat 15th – Venue TBC, Wurzburg, GERMANY

(The UK and Ireland dates are co-headline (except Leeds which is SV only), the EU dates are SAINT VITUS headlining with OG as very special guests)

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(Source: Orange Goblin Facebook)

* For more info on ORANGE GOBLIN & SAINT VITUS:

Facebook: Orange Goblin

Facebook: Saint Vitus

Website: http://saintvitusband.com

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LONG LIVE SAINT VITUS.

LONG LIVE ORANGE GOBLIN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SAINT VITUS – Legendary Doom Metal Icons Announce Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Tour

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Saint Vitus - thirty fifth anniversary tour - promo flyer - 2014

Legendary Doom Metal icons, SAINT VITUS, are pleased to announce a very special run of live rituals to celebrate their astounding thirty-fifth anniversary! Sponsored by Scion AV, the tour will commence on May 8th in Albuquerque and wind its way through fifteen cities, coming to a close on May 25th in Dallas.

The band will be performing the planet-rumbling Born Too Late album — the first SAINT VITUS outing to feature the imperious voice of Scott “Wino” Weinrich — in its entirety alongside other renowned VITUS hymns. The band will be joined by Portland stoner rock power trio Sons Of Huns, supporting their recently released Banishment Ritual full-length on EasyRider Records.

Comments the band of their coveted spot on the tour, “We can’t be any more stoked to support one of the finest purveyors of Doom and crush many cities in our wake!” Tickets go on sale Friday, March 14th.

Starting April 1st, Scion AV will be giving away two pairs of tickets to every club show via Twitter. See www.scionav.com for details.

SAINT VITUS w/ Sons Of Huns

5/08/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM

5/09/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ

5/10/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

5/11/2014 The Observatory (Psycho De Mayo Fest) – Santa Ana, CA

5/13/2014 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA

5/14/2014 SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA

5/15/2014 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA

5/16/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA

5/17/2014 Branx – Portland, OR

5/18/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA

5/20/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

5/21/2014 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

5/23/2014 Red 7 (Outside) – Austin, TX

5/24/2014 Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX

5/25/2014 Three Links – Dallas, TX

SAINT VITUS:

Dave Chandler – guitar

Scott Weinrich – vocals

Mark Adams – bass

Henry Vasquez – drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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* For more info on SAINT VITUS:

https://www.facebook.com/saintvitusofficial

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SONS OF HUNS:

https://www.facebook.com/SonsofHunspdx

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SCION AV – Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/scionavmetal

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LONG LIVE SAINT VITUS.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

Minotauro Records To Release New OGRE Album “The Last Neanderthal”

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Recharged Italian label Minotauro Records has announced the upcoming release of The Last Neanderthal from Portland, Maine’s Heavy Metal Doom rockers OGRE on February 21, in Europe and March 8 in North America.

The band’s fourth full-length release continues OGRE’s splendid combination of classic proto-metal (BLACK SABBATH, BUDGIE, DUST), a touch of ’70s prog rock (most notably RUSH), and a heaping dose of vintage doom (SAINT VITUS, PENTAGRAM). The Last Neanderthal even includes a cover of “Soulless Woman” by a different OGRE, a ’70s bar band from the Pacific Northwest.

The Last Neanderthal – Track Listing:

Shadow Earth

Nine Princes in Amber

Bad Trip

Son of Sisyphus

Soulless Woman

Warpath

White Plume Mountain

The Hermit

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Check out the video for album cut “Nine Princes In Amber” below:

OGRE will celebrate the release of The Last Neanderthal with a CD Release show on March 14, at Geno’s Rock Club in Portland, Maine. For show details, click HERE.

OGRE History:

OGRE formed in 1999 when Ed Cunningham (bass/vocals) joined forces with Ross Markonish (guitar) and Will Broadbent (drums), who had been playing together in several bands in the Portland, Maine music scene.  Together, Ed, Ross, and Will quickly wrote and recorded a 4-track demo cassette that garnered high praise in the underground Doom Metal and Stoner-rock community.

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In 2003, the band self-released its first full length, Dawn of the Proto-Man, to critical acclaim. The disc created enough buzz to get noticed by Japan’s Leafhound Records, who put out the band’s second and third albums, Seven Hells in 2006 and Plague of the Planet in 2008, the latter album being reissued by Shadow Kingdom Records in 2009. After a decade of playing shows up and down the East Coast as well abroad (Japan Tour with Church of Misery and Blood Farmers in 2008), OGRE returned to its cave in September 2009.

Coaxed out of hibernation after several years, the band played a handful of local shows and began writing new material that would eventually comprise its fourth album, The Last Neanderthal, to be released by Minotauro Records (Italy) in March 2014.  As one of the first currently active bands to be signed to the newly-recharged Minotauro, OGRE is ready to stampede into the next phase of its career.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on OGRE:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Rockogre

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Facebook: Minotauro Records

Website: www.minotaurorecords.com

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LONG LIVE OGRE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

OGRE KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE MAINE.

Stone.

PENTAGRAM – 2014 Tour Dates And Info

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on January 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Pentagram - 2014 - tour promo flyer - Radio Moscow - Kings Destroy

The beyond legendary Bobby Liebling and his band PENTAGRAM are hitting the road in February and March! Plus PENTAGRAM are headlining the Psycho De Mayo Festival in Santa Ana, California, on May 11th! Metal be thy name!

PENTAGRAM February / March 2014 – Tour Dates and Ticket Links:
https://www.facebook.com/pentagramusa/app_123966167614127

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* For more info on PENTAGRAM:

Facebook: Pentagram (official)

Store: http://www.emeticrecords.com/SearchResul…

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LONG LIVE PENTAGRAM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DESCEND INTO DESPAIR – Romanian Funeral Doom Collective To Release New Long Player Via Domestic Genocide: New Hymn Now Playing

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Romanian funeral doom collective, DESCEND INTO DESPAIR, is pleased to join the eccentric Domestic Genocide roster for the release of their forthcoming full-length, The Bearer Of All Storms. Melodic yet fragmented and led by the anguished growls of Denis Ungurean, the record is a primitive, thoroughly cheerless voyage through the various sounds and shades of suffering and despair, their grim, disconcerting hymns of negativity proving both elegant and suffocating.

Sink into the sorrow of teaser track “Mirrors Of Flesh” below:

The Bearer Of All Storms Track Listing:

1. Portrait of Rust

2. Mirrors of Flesh

3. Pendulum of Doubt

4. Triangle of Lies

5. The Horrific Pale Awakening

6. Plânge glia de dorul meu

7. Embrace of Earth

Forged in 2010 in the dismal town of Radauti, Romania, DESCEND INTO DESPAIR aims to consume its listeners with a pervading sense of melancholy, their lyrical themes teetering somewhere between hope for a better tomorrow and imminent societal collapse, the downward spiral of mankind playing the most prominent role in their source of forlorn inspiration. Over the course of four years and varying lineups, the band – now featuring Alex Cozaciuc (lead guitars, programming, drums, keyboards), Denis Ungurean (vocals, ex-Donkerland), Iulia Bulancea (bass), Orza Radu (drums), Cosmin Farcău (rhythm guitars) and Florentin Popa (keyboards) – has released one demo, one EP and the “Hierophant Of The Night” single written in memory of Lifelover’s Jonas Bergqvist, each offering proving more traumatic than the next both in sound and spirit.

The Bearer Of All Storms will be released via Domestic Genocide Records on January 28, 2014. Order your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on DESCEND INTO DESPAIR:

http://www.facebook.com/descendintodespairband

Domestic Genocide Records - label promo banner - 2014

http://www.domesticgenociderecords.com

http://www.facebook.com/domestic.genocide.records

http://domesticgenocide.bandcamp.co

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LONG LIVE DESCEND INTO DESPAIR.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

Shadow Kingdom Records Releases Rare RUN AFTER TO Recordings

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Shadow Kingdom Records has unearthed and released a collection of obscure and virtually unknown ’80s Italian Doom Metal from RUN AFTER TO.

A split release entitled Run After To/Gjinn and Djinn that includes the band’s lone 1988 self-titled EP and the 1985 Gjinn and Djinn demo is now available worldwide on digital and CD formats. The songs have been remastered and the CD package contains some amazing band photos and a complete biography.

With the strange name came some strange songs as well. These old dusty recordings are literally impossible to find except for a low quality upload on YouTube. Fans of old 80’s Doom Metal like PAUL CHAIN VIOLET THEATRE, BLACK HOLE, and DEATH SS will absolutely love this package. Those not as familiar with Italian Doom Metal will have their interest piqued by comparisons to the likes of BLACK SABBATH, SAINT VITUS, CANDLEMASS and TROUBLE. RUN AFTER TO is one of those bands who has gone criminally unnoticed thanks to a career cut too short.

Stream the album in full and purchase at: shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com.

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CRITICAL PRAISE:

“”If you are a fan of Trouble or Pentagram this little gem is for you.” 9/10  – This is not a Scene

“This is Proto Doom at its best containing the melodic edge of NWOBHM, whilst still dishing out punishingly heavy riffs.”  – Temple of Perdition 

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Shadow Kingdom Records - Logo - 4 color - 2013

Website: http://shadowkingdomrecords.com

(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF RUN AFTER TO.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

DRAWERS Debuts “Shadow Dancer” With New Noise Magazine

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Drawers - promo s:t album cover pic - 2014

New Noise Magazine has posted the exclusive world premiere of Shadow Dancer, the first single off of the upcoming self-titled album from French Stoner/Doom Metal outfit DRAWERS. Due out February 11 on Kaotoxin Records, Drawers was recorded live to tape in the studio and delivers plenty of intense, heavy and catchy grooves.

Check out “Shadow Dancer” at this location.

Drawers will be available for pre-order on January 14. Stay tuned for more details.

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Stone Says: Y’all gotta check out Shadow Dancer from Drawers! This song is an absolute and righteous Metal ass kicking that I very much deserved. Metal be thy name.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on DRAWERS:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/drawerskvlt

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Web: www.kaotoxin.com

Listen: listen.kaotoxin.com
 
Like: facebook.com/kaotoxinrecords

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LONG LIVE DRAWERS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

VESTAL CLARET – Signs With Cruz Del Sur Music

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Cruz Del Sur Music is proud to announce another prestigious addition to its roster, occult metal unit VESTAL CLARET!

One of the most mysterious and intriguing bands to appear from the American underground in the last few years, VESTAL CLARET is the creation of Simon Tuozzoli and  Phil Swanson (SEAMOUNT / HOUR OF 13 fame), and play a killer mixture of Doom and  Heavy Metal riffage with a definite penchant for the morbid and sick atmospheres. Are you ready for the ritual to begin? You better go sharpen your krises!

The band’s first release with Cruz Del Sur Music, The Cult of the Vestal Claret, is the follow-up to their 2011 debut, Bloodbath and will see the light of day in April 2014. The album will be available on CD, digital and vinyl formats.

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* VESTAL CLARET are from Hamden, Connecticut.

(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on VESTAL CLARET:

Facebook: Vestal Claret

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Website: www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

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LONG LIVE VESTAL CLARET.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Transubstans Records, Kozmik Artifactz, Ozium Records And More Join The Heavy Ripples Revolution

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Ripple Music Unveils Heavy Ripples Distribution – Psych, Stoner, Doom and More.

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Ripple Music is proud to announce that heavy rocking labels Transubstans Records, Kozmik Artifactz, Buried by Time and Dust, Lay Bare Recordings and Ozium Records have joined forces with Heavy Ripples to create a revolution in Heavy Rock Distribution.

And a revolution it is!  Muscling the same D.I.Y. ethic and unbridled passion that has fueled the renaissance in heavy rock currently bubbling up from the underground, industry leading record label, Ripple Music, has created the world’s first, not-for-profit Record Distribution Service.  And the world is taking notice.

By eliminating all middle-man distribution fees (except the bare minimum to cover paypal and store costs) Heavy Ripples has created THE true Distribution service for the underground.  A service that exists not to profit off the artists backs, but to get their music out there.

A true revolution.

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In just a few short months, Heavy Ripples Distro (heavyripples.bigcartel.com) has become one of the “go to” sources to find LP’s, CD’s, 7″‘s, Tee’s, Magazines, and more from some of the most esteemed bands in the heavy underground.

Noting that the burgeoning underworld of stoner, doom, and heavy rock bands were under-served by the current distribution system, Racer and Pope, the head honchos of the hard-rocking Label, Ripple Music, decided that something had to be done. So, they put together a Distro benefiting  from their years of experience with Ripple Music. And Heavy Ripples Distro was born.

Heavy Ripples Distro is also the exclusive North American Distributor of Vincerebus Eruptum, the world’s leading magazine of the heavy psych rock scene. Find out more about the ‘zine at: www.vincebuseruptum.it.

Check out Heavy Ripples Distro, the web’s leading site for the sounds of the true heavy rock underground – www.heavyripples.bigcartel.com.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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LONG LIVE HEAVY RIPPLES.

LONG LIVE UNDERGROUND METAL.

Stone.

FUNERAL CIRCLE – Release Self-titled Album On Shadow Kingdom Records

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Funeral Circle - promo album cover pic - 2013

Canadian Epic Doomsters FUNERAL CIRCLE have released their self-titled debut on Shadow Kingdom Records. Hailing from the icy mountains of Canada, FUNERAL CIRCLE is one of the most promising young bands to enter the realms of Doom Metal in recent memory. Selections from the album are playing at this location.

Order Funeral Circle at: store.shadowkingdomrecords.com

Critical Praise:

“Heavy. Eerie. Epic. Melodic.” – Temple of Perdition

“These are a collection of tracks destined to be played in huge halls. This wall of noise is massive, which leads me to the following question: Why hasn’t everyone heard of Funeral Circle already? This is unacceptable. You need to know. – MetalMouth.net

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Adrian M. – Vocals
M “Pilgrim” B. – Guitars
M.K. – Bass
S. M. – Guitars
P. F. – Drums

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on FUNERAL CIRCLE:

Facebook: Funeral Circle

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Facebook: Shadow Kingdom Records

http://shadowkingdomrecords.com

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LONG LIVE FUNERAL CIRCLE.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

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