Archive for the Extreme Metal Category

01 – 01 – 23

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

EXNUN – Turkish Extreme Metallers Sign To Time To Kill Records

Posted in Extreme Metal, extreme metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Time To Kill Records is proud to announce the signing of Istanbul, Türkiye’s extreme metal stalwarts EXNUN.

The band is currently putting the finishing touches to new material, which will be released in 2023.

The foundations of EXNUN were laid by bassist and vocalist Can Temiz in 2018 as a project that blends many different genres of metal on the axis of hardcore punk and death metal. In 2019, their first album “Decomposition Of An Infant Soul” was released. The album drew a lot of attention in the Turkish local scene and was critically acclaimed by the Turkish reviewers. One of the songs from the album, “Rape of God” was chosen by the Canadian YouTube channel Banger TV viewers to be the theme song for the Banger TV show “Overkill Global” by a landslide

The band took its final form with the participation of Ozan Çam (Kozmik Yıkım) on guitars and vocals in 2019, Ersin Çağlayan (Radical Noise) on guitars and vocals in 2020, and Aberrant Engin (Burial Invocation, Diabolizer) on drums in 2021.

Stay tuned to Time To Kill Recordsand the band’s socials for details on the upcoming release and other activities in 2023.

Discography:

Decomposition Of An Infant Soul (2019)

Line-up:

Can Temiz: Bass, Vocals, Noise
Ozan Çam: Guitars, Vocals, Noise
Ersin Çağlayan: Guitars, Vocals
Aberrant Engin: Drums

EXNUN

https://www.instagram.com/exnunofficial/

https://exnun.bandcamp.com/

Time To Kill Records

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.timetokill-records.com/

LACERATED – Debut EP “The Vile Domain” Out Now And Streaming!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Denver (CO) – Released on Halloween 2022, The Vile Domain, the debut EP from Colorado extreme metal horde LACERATED, features five songs of blistering old school inspired death metal. The album is available to stream and/or purchase at the following links:

lacerated.bandcamp.com/album/the-vile-domain

The Vile Domain on YouTube

The Vile Domain on Spotify

Formed in Denver in 2020 and featuring extreme metal journeyman Ivan Alcala (Nexhymn, Throcult, Serberus, etc), LACERATED injects its compositions with anti-trend acidity. Indeed, the EP is authentic, violently performed Death Metal that seeks only to eviscerate and leave memorable scars on the psyche.

Track Listing:

  1. Agitator
  2. Lacerated
  3. Clone
  4. Grotesque
  5. Rellik

Line-Up:

Greg Bueno – Guitar
Rodney Lathrop – Guitar
Jeff Rivera – Vocals
Andrew Rodriguez – Bass
Ivan Alcala – Drums

Credits:

Music by Lacerated.
Tracked, mixed and mastered by Ivan Alcala.
Produced by Ivan Alcala & Lacerated.
All songs written by Lacerated, lyrics by Jeff Rivera.
Cover artwork by Hand Rotart.
Logo designed by Ardha Lepa.
Band photo design by Luis Corral.

lacerated.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/laceratedcolorado

instagram.com/laceratedco

Source: ClawHammer PR

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Returns For 2023

Posted in Black Metal, death grind, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal festivals, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Wacken Metal Battle Canada announces its return in 2023 to cities across the country. Hosting battles from coast to coast since 2013, Wacken Metal Battle Canadaselects one unsigned Canadian band to perform on one of the world’s most prestigious stages and largest metal festival Wacken Open Air, with over 80,000 people in attendance, held in Wacken, Germany for over 30 years.

WMBC has been on pause since 2019, due to the Covid pandemic, and has hosted battles across Canada from 2013 until 2019, with one skip year in 2017.

Previous winners have been The Slyde(Toronto, ON – 2019), Centuries of Decay(Toronto, ON – 2018), Profaner (Hamilton, ON – 2016), Vesperia (Toronto, ON – 2015), Mutank (Montreal, QC – 2014), Crimson Shadows (Toronto, ON – 2013).

Wacken Metal Battle Canada Trailer – https://youtu.be/b55Fh5Vo64k

Independent Canadian bands interested in participating can apply at https://metalbattle.ca/apply.html

Band submissions will open on November 29th at 6 AM PST and close on December 19th at 11:59 PM PST.

Battles will be hosted in the following cities:

Vancouver, BC, Edmonton, AB, Calgary, AB, Toronto, ON, Hamilton, ON, Ottawa, ON, Montreal, QC, and Quebec City, QC.

All bands will be performing in front of experienced music industry professionals who will be making judgments at each qualifying round based on various categories of professionalism and musicianship.

The National Final will be hosted in Toronto, ON in May 2023 (full date to be determined).

WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia adds:

“Very stoked to be getting this going again after a long 3-year break. Our team is back together and excitement is in the air. Really curious to know what bands have been up to during this time, which new bands have formed, I know there are some hidden gems out there and hope to see them emerge for the Metal Battle.”

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is part of an international competition that sees bands from across the country battle each other for the chance of winning their spot among 29 other countries’ champions, and represent Canada in an international battle of the bands at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival: Wacken Open Air. The battles have been hosted at the festival for over a decade giving independent bands the opportunity to showcase their talents to an international audience along with the chance to win multiple prizes.

How it works:
Participating cities will host qualifying rounds plus a city final organized by a local city concert promoter where one band will move forward to the Canadian national final (date and city to be determined). The winner of the national final will move on to perform at the Wacken Open Air 2023 and compete against the winners of 29 other countries in a final global battle. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry representatives.

Rules for participation: https://metalbattle.ca/rules.html

Links:
Metal-Battle.com
MetalBattle.ca
Facebook.com/MetalBattleCanada
Twitter.com/MetalBattleCan
Instagram.com/MetalBattleCan

Source: Asher Media Relations

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.

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

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/

Ljubljana’s Underground Legends NOCTIFERIA Reveal Teaser for Upcoming Intriguing Video ‘Smrt za Smrt’!

Posted in avant-garde music, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band photo by Simon Pelko

Ljubljana’s underground legends NOCTIFERIA have revealed a teaser for their upcoming intriguing video “Smrt za Smrt” (Death for Death) coming out on May 4th. The song is taken from the band’s latest album ‘Reforma (tribute to Laibach)’, released on May 28th 2021 via Blood Blast Distribution / Nika Records.

Watch “Smrt za Smrt” teaser here: https://youtu.be/fmxOpuIv8tU or below:

Earlier the band on ‘Reforma (tribute to Laibach)’ album: “It’s never been a secret that we are fond of Laibach, their avant-garde approach to musical and visual art. And with this album we finally have the whole package ready with killer songs, amazing guest musicians, top-notch production and visual presentation!”

Check out NOCTIFERIA‘s first three singles:
‘Tanz mit Laibach’, Feat. Attila Csihar – https://youtu.be/ouQrt-mH6Ic
‘Now You Will Pay’ Feat. David Vincent – https://youtu.be/P9W7TrFiZxU
‘No History‘ – https://youtu.be/OJM3hmpsp54

Reforma’ on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5fYKiqYc1z1HfQ8sahdoOI?si=oqKEch4zSoW2_FG82OIGRQ

Reforma tracklist:
Barbarians are Coming
Now You Will Pay (feat. David Vincent)
No History
Tanz Mit Laibach (feat. Attila Csihar)
Eurovision
Smrt Za Smrt
Das Spiel Ist Aus
Nova Akropola (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)

Reforma released May 28th 2021, is the latest studio album by NOCTIFERIA, a tribute to the legendary and world-renowned avant-garde band Laibach featuring three big and legendary names of metal scene; David Vincent – ex Morbid Angel, Vltimas, Attila Csihar – Mayhem and Jørgen Munkeby – Shining. It was mixed and mastered by the award-winning producer Henrik Udd (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, At The Gates, etc.). The artwork concept and design is the work of Jean-EmmanuelValnoirSimoulin from French design studio Metastazis, known for their work with Ghost, Behemoth, At the Gates, Amorphis, etc. The album can be described as a ‘crushing sounding mix of extreme metal and avant-garde music, with some very special and legendary guests!

Source: Tarja Virmakari PR

https://www.noctiferia.net

LONG LIVE NOCTIFERIA.

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.

UNMERCIFUL – To Take Part In Uncreation Of Civilization Tour With DECREPIT BIRTH, PATHOLOGY

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

Topeka, Kansas brutal death metal horde UNMERCIFUL will support DECREPIT BIRTH and PATHOLOGY on the Uncivilization of Creation US Tour. Death metallers STABBING (July 8 – 14 & July 16 – 26) and CONDEMNED (August 2 – 6) are on the bill for select dates. UNMERCIFUL will be on the tour from July 8 – 31.

UNMERCIFUL bassist/vocalist Jeremy Turner comments, “We’ve wanted to tour with Decrepit Birth again ever since we got to tour Europe with them in 2008. We’ve also been trying to get a tour going with Pathology for a couple of years now, and the sickos in Stabbing are killing it right now! Condemned has always been heavy as fuck. We are so looking forward to one of the sickest tour packages destroying the stage every night!! We will see you all in July!!!”

In 2020, UNMERCIFUL released their third full-length album Wrath Encompassed on Willowtip Records. Purchase the album at: Willowtip – https://bit.ly/unmerciful-wrathwt

Watch the video for album track “Wrath Encompassed” at https://youtu.be/TaWqd3DMLL0

Bandcamp – https://bit.ly/unmerciful-wrathbc

UNMERCIFUL:
Clinton Appelhanz – Guitars/ Vocals
Jeremy Turner – Bass/ Vocals
Trynt Kelly – Drums
Justin Payne – Guitars/ Vocals
Joshua Riley– Vocals

www.instagram.com/official_unmerciful

willowtip.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE UNMERCIFUL.

RIVERS OF NIHIL – Announces Spring US Headlining Tour With Special Guests Fallujah, Alluvial, And Warforged

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on February 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Mike Truehart)

RIVERS OF NIHIL will return to the road for a Spring headlining tour with support from Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged! The US leg of the Terrestria World Tour begins May 6th in Brooklyn, New York and runs through June 5th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The journey includes a special show supporting Hypocrisy in Austin, Texas as well as appearances by The Zenith Passage and Burial In The Sky on select dates. Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Fallujah, Alluvial, Warforged:
5/06/2022 Market Hotel – Brooklyn, NY
5/07/2022 Jewel – Manchester, NH
5/08/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/10/2022 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
5/11/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
5/12/2022 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
5/13/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
5/14/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
5/15/2022 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/17/2022 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
5/18/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/19/2022 Amplified – Dallas, TX
5/20/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX w/ Hypocrisy
5/21/2022 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
5/22/2022 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
5/24/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/25/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/26/2022 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/27/2022 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/28/2022 Star Theater – Portland, OR
5/29/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/31/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/01/2022 Bluebird – Denver, CO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/02/2022 BLVD – Kansas City. MO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/03/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Burial In The Sky
6/04/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Burial In The Sky
6/05/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Burial In The Sky

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their newest full-length, The Work, released last Fall on Metal Blade Records. RIVERS OF NIHIL has never fit neatly into a box, but with 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name, they transcended all labels applied to them. Returning in 2021 with The Work, they’ve forged further into new territory, delivering an album that’s as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own.

Inarguably a dense, heavy collection, The Work is far too dynamic to be considered a solely metal record and there is a genuine warmth that shows through, particularly tracks like “Wait” and the gorgeous “Maybe One Day.” Additionally, the band has incorporated far more clean vocals alongside the screaming that tears through many of the record’s heavier tracks. Courtesy of their friend Zach Strouse, saxophone once again adds extra layers of atmosphere to the collection, utilizing baritone, soprano, and alto saxes to great effect.

Preview and purchase The Work at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

http://www.youtube.com/Riversofnihilpa

LONG LIVE RIVERS OF NIHIL.

Instrumental Extremists EPOCH CRYSIS Announce Remastered February Reissue Of Debut Album “Rex”

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 29, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Moscow (RU) – Progressive instrumental extremists EPOCH CRYSIS are proud to announce the re-release of 2011 full-length debut album Rex. The remastered album will be released on February 20.

Album track “Routine Glory” is streaming now at: epochcrysis.bandcamp.com/track/routine-glory

The EPOCH CRYSIS story begins in 2001 in Moscow, Russia. Originally created as an experimental studio instrumental project, EPOCH CRYSIS consistently surprised even the most experienced connoisseurs of extreme metal subgenres.

In 2015 EPOCH CRYSIS experienced a rebirth with the help of guitarist Andrey Gostyukhin. During the same period the band recorded vocals for some tracks that had already experienced a “second birth” as full songs. In the near future the group will complete the rewriting of these tracks and compose new songs.

Pre-orders:
epochcrysis.bandcamp.com/album/rex-remastered

Track Listing:

  1. Symphony of Ten Planets – Mars
  2. Routine Glory
  3. Prehistoric Sun
  4. Climate of Fear
  5. The Incredible Adventures of Whitley Strieber
  6. Moon Generation
  7. Broken Heart and Guillotine
  8. Ablaze Within
  9. Dead Rule The World
  10. Forbidden History

Line-up:

Andrew Ghostuhin – Guitars
Vladimir Lehtinen – Guitars, Bass
Toivo Laine – Drums

epochcrysis.band

instagram.com/epochcrysisband

Epoch Crysis on YouTube

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE EPOCH CRYSIS.

Bigfoot Metal Band TROGLODYTE Announce New Album – Release “Meat Your Maker” Featuring Ross Sewage

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

Bigfoot-inspired death metal band TROGLODYTE has re-emerged from the Missouri wilderness with their newest bloody slab of brutality, The Hierarchical Ecological Succession: Welcome to the Food Chain.

The album’s first single comes in the form of an 8-bit lyric video for the song “Meat Your Maker,” featuring guest vocals by Ross Sewage (EXHUMED, GHOUL, IMPALED). Ross had this to say about his contribution: “I was pleased as punch when the mutants in Troglodyte asked me to be a part of their music track, ‘Meat Your Maker.’ This was in fact because they punched me, repeatedly, until I meekly gurgled out my parts. Don’t fuck with Troglodyte.”

Check out “Meat Your Maker” now at youtu.be/WLBkynVUKmY and below:

“Meat Your Maker” is also available on all streaming platforms.

The band’s long-awaited fourth album features a rouge’s gallery of names from the metal community. ORIGIN bassist Mike Flores, who has taken part in numerous live shows with the band for years, is making his first studio appearance, writing and recording bass on the new album. Brent Purgason (aka Pustulus Maximus of GWAR), Shwan Knight (CHILD BITE), and Ross Sewage (EXHUMED, GHOUL, IMPALED) also make guest appearances.

Blood Blast Distribution will release The Hierarchical Ecological Succession: Welcome to the Food Chain on all streaming platforms on 3/5/22.

The Hierarchical Ecological Succession: Welcome to the Food Chain was recorded and mixed by Ryan Vincent/Apollo Audio Alt (Misery Index, Scour). Album artwork by Dusty Peterson (Cattle Decapitation, Six Feet Under, Lamb of God).

TROGLODYTE has been battering audiences with their unique brand of knuckle-dragging metal for well over a decade. Created by special effect artist and music video director Jeff Sisson as an homage to all things Bigfoot, the “creature-features” of the ’70s-’80s and classic death metal.

With titles like “Bring Me the Head of Bigfoot,” “Mummified Yeti Hand,” “Murderous Bi-Pedal Hominid Rampage (Where are My Legs?)” and “Entrails Torn from a Cryptid’s Gut,” these songs are not for the faint of heart or those without a sense of humor.

Appearances at the annual Gwar BQ, Detroit’s Berserker, Las Vegas Death Fest, and Denver’s Black Sky festival, as well as hundreds of shows supporting touring acts such as HATEBREED, ROB ZOMBIE, and GWAR, have made them crowd favorites.

The current line-up features Mike Flores from ORIGIN, as well as Michael Langner and Brandon Mitchell from TORN THE FUCK APART.

TROGLODYTE:
Chris Wilson
Mike Flores
Brandon Mitchell
Michael Langner
Jeff Sisson

linktr.ee/troglodyte_band

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE TROGLODYTE.

Horror Inspired Extreme Metal VORAATH (ft. Nile, Xael members) Unleash Next Single “The Barrens”

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

VORAATH, the brutal horror-inspired extreme metal band featuring members from Nile, Xael, Rapheumets Well, Implosive Disgorgence, and Sweet Blood are unleashing their next single “The Barrens” to follow their debut single and music video “Siren Head” directed by drummer Joshua Nassaru Ward and released this past November.

As part of the band’s vivid storytelling, “The Barrens” kickstarts another musical odyssey. Picture a dystopian Earth around the year 2136 and more than 80 percent of the world’s population disappeared after the arrival of an alien species. The music follows a group of mercenaries employed by The Eos Corporation to locate and retrieve something referred to as “the nexus key” in which they run into some complicated and dangerous resistance. Since the arrival of the “Cosmic Architects” strange creatures now roam the dystopian planet. The music is meant to portray the dire and odd environment in which the story unfolds.

The track is just a preview from the otherworldly and experimental metal act based out of the Carolinas as they work on recording their forthcoming full length.

Listen to “The Barrens” at the following links:
Voraath.bandcamp.com
Spotify
YouTube

Music Video – Siren Head – https://youtu.be/4hQzFSpkN9Q

Coming together only during September 2021, Voraath features Brad Parris (Nile) on vocals and guitar, Joshua Nassaru Ward (Xael, Rapheumets Well) on drums, vocals and keys, along with Paul McBride (Implosive Disgorgence, Sweet Blood) on bass, and guitarists Daniel Presnell and Tylor Kohl. The band first began as a vessel for them as musicians to continue touring and writing.

“We wanted to explore even further integrating science fantasy, soundscapes, and metal. This will be something new bringing together emotional yet brutal music and science fantasy so we hope to appeal to both metal enthusiasts as well as those who appreciate the lore of the music.” adds the band.

Transporting fans to a different world, Voraath plans to offer up both escapism and music that relates to them on a personal level. For their live performance, the band has lots of on-stage theatrics and costuming to bring the storytelling to life. It will be both intense and immersive.

Voraath is recommended for fans of death metal, black metal, and 80’s movie soundtracks.

Band Line Up:
Brad Parris – Vocalist, Guitarist
Joshua Nassaru Ward – Drummer/Vocals/ Keys
Tylor Kohl – Guitarist
Daniel Presnell – Guitarist, accompany instruments
Paul McBride – Bassist

For more info:
Facebook.com/Voraath
Instagram.com/voraath

LONG LIVE VORAATH.

GORESKINCOFFIN – Unleash New Album “Release My Suffering”

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The newest offering from California blackened death lords GORESKINCOFFIN is out now on all streaming platforms. Release My Suffering is the band’s third full-length album and is also available as a digital download via Funeral Goat Records.

Purchase Release My Suffering at: www.funeralgoatrecords.bandcamp.com

The album comes following a brutal year of writing, rehearsing, recording and shows, and features seven furious tracks of blackened death/grind.

Check out the lyric video for album track “Elegy for Mankind’s Failings” below and at youtu.be/dCCcrL3JoaY.

TRACK LISTING:
The Plague Father
Wrath and Ruin
Release My Suffering
It Will Not Die
Elegy for Mankind’s Failings
Defiant Misanthropy
Lamentations for a Broken Angel

Keyboards and Orchestra performed by Lou Kelley. Release My Suffering was recorded and mixed by Hunter Peterson at Desidarius Recordings. Album artwork by Chadwick St. John.

Originally formed in 2011 from the ashes of other local death metal groups, GORESKINCOFFIN started as a three-piece featuring Dean Rice (drums), Dustin Stark (guitar/vocals), and Justice Reckis (bass). The trio wrote and released their debut album, Corpse Filled Caskets, that same year. The album drew influences from black and death metal bands, both classic and modern.

Following a six-year hiatus, GORESKINCOFFIN returned with the addition of Cody Winter on vocals. The band released their second full-length, Shattered Conceptions Ov Reality, in 2017. Guitarist Randy Hoofard joined the fold shortly thereafter. In 2018, the band released the Cursed Paths EP.

GORESKINCOFFIN then amicably parted ways with Hoofard, a move that saw Reckis pick up guitar duties and the addition of new bassist Edgar Castro-Salazar. The newly invigorated lineup released the “Wrath and Ruin” single in 2021 before going to work on their newest burnt offering, Release My Suffering.

GORESKINCOFFIN:
Dustin Stark – guitar
Justice Reckis – guitar
Dean Rice – drums
Edgar Castro-Salazar – bass
Cody Winter – vocals

GoreSkinCoffin on Spotify

goreskincoffin.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE GORESKINCOFFIN.

PLAGUE YEARS – Michigan Death Thrashers Announce US Co-Headlining Tour With Somnuri This March – “Circle Of Darkness” Full-Length Out Now On MNRK Heavy

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Rian Staber)

Detroit-based death thrashers PLAGUE YEARS will return to the stage this March on a US co-headlining tour with Brooklyn sludge metal unit Somnuri. The trek runs from March 4th through March 24th.

Comments guitarist Eric Lauder, “After a month long tour with Exhorder and Take Offense, we realized all we want to do is tour! We are very excited about hitting the road with Somnuri. Come witness the heaviness we will bring every night. All Will Suffer.”

See all confirmed dates below:

PLAGUE YEARS w/ Somnuri:
3/04/2022 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/05/2022 Eagles Club 34 – Minneapolis, MN
3/06/2022 Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
3/07/2022 7th Circle – Denver, CO
3/08/2022 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
3/10/2022 Den Of Sin – Sacramento, CA
3/11/2022 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
3/12/2022 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
3/13/2022 Underground – Mesa, AZ
3/15/2022 White Swan – Houston, TX
3/16/2022 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
3/17/2022 Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX
3/19/2022 Sidneys Saloon – New Orleans, LA
3/20/2022 Boggs – Atlanta, GA
3/22/2022 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
3/24/2022 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY

PLAGUE YEARS released their critically-adored Circle Of Darkness full-length in 2020 via MNRK Heavy. Mining the subterranean depths once unearthed on classic Sepultura albums like Beneath The Remains and Arise, with the vicious bite of Germanic slabs like In The Sign Of Evil by Sodom and the Hall of Fame ‘80s output of Slayer, the devilish and down-tuned death worship within PLAGUE YEARS serves as a demonic calling card for the foursome; a brutal counterbalance to their otherwise like minded thrash revivalists. On Circle Of Darkness,

PLAGUE YEARS reunites with engineer Arthur Rizk, whose work with Power Trip, Tomb Mold, Candy, and Cavalera Conspiracy has propelled him to the front of the horde amidst the resurgence of crossover thrash.

Find PLAGUE YEARS’ previously released videos for “Paradox Of Death” “Incantation,” and “Play The Victim” HERE.

PLAGUE YEARS’ Circle Of Darkness is out now on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

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