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KATAKLYSM “Waiting For The End To Come” – Multiple Album Artwork Info Revealed!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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KATAKLYSM – The 11th studio album, Waiting For The End To Come, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada’s KATKALYSM, will be released in North America, on October 29th, via Nuclear Blast. The ever legendary Death Metal pack of KATAKLYSM have historically been known for their incredible album cover artwork; Waiting For The End To Come is no different!

There will be 2 album cover versions for Waiting For The End To Come. Read below about both album covers and what they truly depict, as spoken from KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono. Metal be thy name!

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As reported on the Facebook page of KATAKLYSM:

Set your eyes on the CD and Limited Cassette main artwork for WAITING FOR THE END TO COME from Peter Sallai!

“The album art depicts a child which represents innocence in humanity, covered in dirt and blood from life’s experiences. In front of him, his death represented by a reaper who comes to claim his soul for the afterlife, or the abyss. It’s open to the fans to decide with their own beliefs. In the end this is the transition between life & death.” – Maurizio Iacono (vocalist – KATAKLYSM)

…And below is the alternate album cover art! Read all about this cover image (below), via Nuclear Blast! Whoa!

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KATAKLYSM have revealed the alternate cover art for their highly anticipated upcoming release Waiting for the End to Come. The artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) will be featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of their new album, which will be released on October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast.

The previously released cover by Peter Sallai (SABATON), will be featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions.

“This other version of the new art made by Eliran Kantor represents a more iconic and epic approach,” commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. “A man representing all of humanity, shaking the foundation of existence and ultimately beginning the process of destruction. The main foundation is depicted here as the famous KATAKLYSM ‘tribal sun’ logo. It does not represent the end of KATAKLYSM by any means; more the beginning of a new era after the end of a certain existence.”

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KATAKLYSM:

Maurizio Iacono (Vocals)

Jean-Francois Dagenais (Guitar)

Stephane Barbe (Bass)

Oli Beaudoin (Drums)

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LONG LIVE KATAKLYSM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH “Deceiver Of The Gods” – Melodic Death Metal Kings Are Victors Once Again!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, melodic death metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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4.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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AMON AMARTH – The ninth studio album, Deceiver Of The Gods, from Sweden’s Melodic Death Metal Kings, AMON AMARTH, was released on June 25th of this year, via Metal Blade Records. Metal victory has once again been achieved for AMON AMARTH! Solid songs, musicianship, vocals and lyrics are only just the beginning, with Deceiver Of The Gods. AMON AMARTH have quite possibly released one of their finest Metal works of their storied career.

AMON AMARTH have a catalog of stellar albums that are (rather) difficult to leap-frog, when I think of making comparisons within their discography. AMON AMARTH are undisputed Metal legends, therefore Deceiver Of The Gods (just) has to be grand. Right? It is! This new AMON AMARTH album, Deceiver Of The Gods, rages along with Melodic Death Metal majesty and is a sonic blast of what this band is so legendary for!

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Photo Credit: John McMurtrie

My favorite song on this album is Hel. Glory be to the Metal Gods, this song is impeccable! Hel has now become (quite honestly) my favorite AMON AMARTH song of all-time! Vocalist Johan Hegg and (former Candlemass) guest vocalist Messiah Marcolin compliment each other in eye-popping fashion; it’s Johan’s muscular growl meets Messiah’s falsetto.

The title track (and album opener) plus the closer Warriors Of The North are fist-pumping, headbanging and raise the horns to the sky epics! A well thought-out way of bookending the prime-rib delicacy of Metal that is Deceiver Of The Gods. Northern Mythology is once again embraced within the themes of this new AMON AMARTH album; with the Norse God, Loke, being the current example; however, this album is not devoted entirely on this legendary figure.

AMON AMARTH continuously raises their own bar of excellence and I couldn’t be more sincere and psyched about that. I highly recommend Deceiver Of The Gods to ALL my fellow Metal brethren and consider it as a bona-fide Top Ten contender for Metal Odyssey’s year-end Best Of 2013 list.

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Deceiver Of The Gods – Track Listing:

Deceiver Of The Gods

As Loke Falls

Father Of The Wolf

Shape Shifter

Under Siege

Blood Eagle

We Shall Destroy

Hel

Coming Of The Tide

Warriors Of The North

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Vocals – Johan Hegg

Bass – Ted Lundström

Guitar – Johan Söderberg

Guitar – Olavi Mikkonen

Drums – Fredrik Andersson

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* For More Info On AMON AMARTH:

http://www.amonamarth.com

Facebook: Amon Amarth

http://www.twitter.com/amonamarthband

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LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

DEALS DEATH – Introduce New Bass Player

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on July 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Swedish Melo-Death stalwarts Deals Death have announced a new bassist following departure of Fredrik Ljung earlier this year.

Guitarist Erik Jacobson introduces: “When we decided to go separate ways with Fredrik Ljung some time ago, we immediately set our focus on finding a replacement. And not just a new bass player but a new member who would fit the shoes of representing Deals Death on all levels. Power, strength and skill. Along with a mighty ambition to take it to the next level and a mind-set to fit our own. We could only think of one person.

We give you KAMMO OLAYVAR!

Be prepared to witness some heavy bass lines and a powerful performance from this guy. Born and raised in Sweden and blessed with Hawaiian blood, Kammo takes on the role as Deals Deaths bass player.”

Introducing himself to Deals Death fans Kammo comments: “I’m really excited to take on the role as the bass player of Deals Death. I feel honoured to be playing with such great musicians and can’t wait to deliver some bass tones to these killer riffs. See you all on the road this fall! Kick ass / Kammo.O”

Watch ‘Fortified’ from the latest Deals Death album ‘Elite.’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfJwXiElJKw

Earlier this year the band confirmed completion of a third album and follow-up to ‘Elite’ which was released last year via Spinefarm/Universal and hinting that “the fall of 2013 will be interesting… very interesting.” Details for the third album other than that it will be released again via Spinefarm/Universal have yet to be revealed. Watch this space.

www.facebook.com/dealsdeath

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(Source: Future PR)

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LONG LIVE DEALS DEATH.

Stone.

CHILDREN OF BODOM “HALO OF BLOOD” – HITS TOP 50 OF THE WORLD CHARTS!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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From Nuclear Blast:

Finnish Metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM hit #42 on the world sales charts with their new album Halo Of Blood. This is a huge accomplishment for a Metal band! Congratulation, boys!

Halo Of Blood first-week chart positions around the globe:

World Charts #42

Finland #02
Hungary #10
Germany #18
Canada #21
Switzerland #24
Sweden #26
Austria #28
USA #54
France: #78
UK #109 (#09 Rock charts)
Belgium #112
Holland #166

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Check out the official music video for Halo Of Blood! It’s loaded with cool COB info on the new album too! Metal be thy name!

The press agrees:

“Halo Of Blood is the most exciting Children Of Bodom in 10 years. Dynamic to the extreme, featuring some new tricks up the Reaper’s sleeve.”
BW&BK (Can), Carl Begai

“Another brutal Bodom assault! In some songs the guys are heavier than ever”
Metalized (DK), Kristian Kongshoj 

“Phenomenal.”
DECIBEL 

The new masterpiece “Halo Of Blood” is now out worldwide!

GET ALBUM AT:

Nuclear Blast: http://smarturl.it/COBHalo
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/COBiT

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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LONG LIVE CHILDREN OF BODOM.

CHILDREN OF BODOM KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH Score Their Strongest Chart Impacts Around The World, With New Album “Deceiver of the Gods”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The release of Deceiver of the Gods, the latest studio album from Swedish Melodic Death Metal titans, AMON AMARTH, has broken the band’s previous sales records around the world.  The album landed at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #19 on the Top Current Albums Chart. The band’s last album, Surtur Rising, entered the Top 200 Chart at #34 making Deceiver of the Gods the band’s highest charting record to date.

In GermanyDeceiver of the Gods entered the Top 100 Chart at #3, the official Media Market/Saturn Chart at #3 and the German Media Control Weekend Trend Chart at #2.

Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Hard Music Charts and #21 on the Digital Music Chart. Additionally, the record came in at #2 on the iTunes Metal Chart, #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #7 on the iTunes Top 200.

In the UK, the record entered the official Album Charts at #67, the Rock/Metal Chart at #4 and the Independent Chart at #14 marking the highest UK chart placements for the band yet.

Elsewhere, Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on the Top 100 Album Chart in Switzerland, #7 on the Austrian Top 100, #9 in Sweden, #27 in Denmark, #51 in France, #34 in Czech Republic and #51 in Hungary.

Comments the band of their latest triumph: “The fan reaction to Deceiver of the Gods around the globe is both amazing and overwhelming. Our fans are strong and true and we are humbled by the support. We look forward to visiting everyone on the road.”

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Deceiver of the Gods, released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25th, was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Opeth) and is reaping critical accolades internationally.

Notes Decibel Magazine in a 9/10 rating of the record: “Deceiver of the Gods goes from rampaging to brooding to anthemic over a well-conceived trajectory…. This is an album that begs to be consumed in its entirety at every listen, just to get the full experience.” Revolver Magazine shares the sentiment, “No one delivers big, punch-in-the-face motifs better than AMON AMARTH, and the Swedish melodic-death-metal titans have excelled themselves on their ninth studio album… Not only does Johan Hegg deliver his fiercest growls ever, but he also duets mesmerizingly with operatic ex-Candlemass frontman Messiah Marcolin on ‘Hel.’” Metal Hammer crowns Deceiver of the Gods, “easily one of the strongest and most diverse records the Swedes have ever made,” and “gloriously extravagant” commending the band’s “explosive blend of brutish riffing and unapologetic Maiden worship…”

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Literally invading U.S. shores, AMON AMARTH’s main stage slot on the http://www.rockstarmayhemfest.com stuck awe into the hearts of media and fans alike when it opened last Saturday in San Bernardino, California. The band’s mammoth stage production, including a Viking Longboat and the amassing armies in the war between Odin and Loki, has lit up the internet with excitement for the band’s set.  Said Metalassault.com, “the stunning stage production was what really made this AMON AMARTH show stand out from their own past shows, and indeed from all other bands that played this festival.”

In related news, AMON AMARTH is currently putting the finishing touches on the official video for colossal track “Father Of The Wolf.” The video will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Until then, check out the trailer now playing at the band’s microsite: http://deceiver.amonamarth.com.

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AMON AMARTH:

Vocals – Johan Hegg

Bass – Ted Lundström

Guitar – Johan Söderberg

Guitar – Olavi Mikkonen

Drums – Fredrik Andersson

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For more info on AMON AMARTH:

Facebook: Amon Amarth

http://www.amonamarth.com

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LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEBAUCHERY “Kings Of Carnage” – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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DEBAUCHERY – Releasing on August 2nd, 2013, via Massacre Records, is one hell of an album straight from hell that I’m gratefully addicted to: Kings Of Carnage from Debauchery. This band of Metal hell assassins blend a fascinating mix of Death/Melodic Death Metal, with straight-up Thrash grooves wrapped around a powerful Metal sound; all coupled with Death and Blackened vocals with spine cracking, hellish gang vocals for good Metal measure.

There is plenty of Heavy Metal thump-and-stump across Kings Of Carnage and it’s riff-infested to the maximum Metal potential! The title track alone is worth the price of Metal admission here and Debauchery are not just convincing with their Metal; they are F’n convincing. This is an album that is quite ruthless with its ability to make my neck ache from headbanging and I’m very thankful for it.

Lyrically vicious and memorable as all hell, Kings Of Carnage reminds me that blood-soaked songs of carnage can pack my brain with true deathly bliss. Just a grand kick-to-the-Metal-ass release from Debauchery. With Victory Awaits, Debauchery also reminds me of just how victorious their new album truly is and I’m more than willing to join the Debauchery Motherfuckin Family. Metal be thy name.

Below, check Out The Album Trailer Video For Kings Of Carnage! WHOA!

DEBAUCHERY KINGS OF CARNAGE – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

KINGS OF CARNAGE – Track Listing:

Coming Of The Dragons

Demonslayer

Let There Be Blood

Killerbeast

Kings Of Carnage

Man In Blood

Blood God Kills

Victory Awaits

Murder Squad

The Last Crusade

Debauchery Motherfuckin Family

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For more info on DEBAUCHERY, click on the links below!

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http://www.debauchery.de

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LONG LIVE DEBAUCHERY.

Stone.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – Releases “Into The Everblack” Performance Demo Video

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER are currently leveling stages as part of this year’s Van’s Warped Tour. At the Ventura, California stop of the trek, Brian Eschbach, Ryan Knight, Max Lavelle, and Alan Cassidy, recorded their parts for Into the Everblack from the band’s new album, Everblack. The performance is streaming now at metalblade.com/bdm. Additionally, videos for each individual performance have been posted at youtube.com/blackdahliamurdertv.

Audio Hammer producer Mark Lewis comments specifically on Knight’s leads on “Everblack” stating, “Ryan Knight’s leads on ‘Everblack’ are nothing short of phenomenal. I grew up listening to the best in the era of shred, and I can honestly say these solos rank up there with the best, and beyond. They are not just technical solos in the athletic, ‘look how fast I can play’ sense; there is truly amazing harmonic content going in these leads. Any educated player will realize that the chord changes he is playing over are far more complex than anything you typically find in metal. Mix all that with absolutely world-class tone and vibrato, and you really have an amazing piece of work. It does not get better than this.”

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s new music video for “Goat of Departure” was also recently made available, and be seen on youtube HERE. The video, directed by Ben Mayer, was filmed in the band’s hometown of Detroit last month. In typical TBDM fashion, it is over-the-top and even features the return of a classic TBDM character, and a real, live goat.

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
w/ Vans Warped Tour [remaining dates]
7/03/2013 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
7/05/2013 The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
7/06/2013 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
7/07/2013 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/09/2013 Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach – Virginia Beach, VA
7/10/2013 Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
7/11/2013 Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
7/12/2013 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
7/13/2013 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
7/14/2013 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
7/16/2013 Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
7/17/2013 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
7/18/2013 Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
7/19/2013 The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
7/20/2013 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
7/21/2013 Canterbury Park – Shakopee, MN
7/23/2013 Cricket Wireless Amphitheater – Kansas City, KS
7/24/2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO
7/25/2013 Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
7/26/2013 Vinoy Park – St. Petersburg, FL
7/27/2013 Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
7/28/2013 TBA – Orlando, FL
7/29/2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Charlotte, NC
7/30/2013 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
7/31/2013 Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, WI
8/02/2013 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
8/03/2013 AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
8/04/2013 Reliant Center Parking Lot – Houston, TX

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“Everblack” is now available on iTunes –https://itunes.apple.com/album/id633717738

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER:

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LONG LIVE THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

Stone.

KATAKLYSM – TO TOUR AUSTRALIA IN DECEMBER

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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KATAKLYSM – Attacking like a furious blizzard from the great white north, Canada’s powerhouse purveyors of Extreme Death Metal KATAKLYSM have laid waste to all in their path for 22 years and are still hammering ahead with a violent intensity that is unmatched by many of their contemporaries and they are making their long-awaited return to Australia in December!

Boasting trademark elements in their sound such as brutal blastbeats, earth-shaking grooves, ballsy riffage and a venomous vocal attack, KATAKLYSM give every ounce of their sweat, blood and tears in their live performances that leave all who attend their shows in pure disbelief at what they have just witnessed.

So, prepare to be crippled and broken on the road to devastation as the masters of the Northern Hyperblast take Australia by storm in December!

Presented by Metropolis Touring and Tombowler.

04.12. AUS Brisbane – Crowbar

05.12. AUS Adelaide – Fowlers Live

06.12. AUS Melbourne – Corner Hotel

07.12. AUS Sydney – Manning Bar

08.12. AUS Perth – Rosemount Hotel

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on KATAKLYSM, click on links below!

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LONG LIVE KATAKLYSM.

Stone.

HORLET – Ohio Metal Horde To Release New Full-Length Album “The Keys Of Life And Death”

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BAND ANTICIPATES LATE SPRING 2013 RELEASE

DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL CD WILL BE AVAILABLE!

3 NEW SONGS STREAMING ONLINE NOW!

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HORLET – The underground Metal scene is alive and rabid in Dayton, Ohio… and HORLET is one brutal reason why. Uniting the sounds of both old school Thrash and Scandinavian Melodic Death Metal, the influences of Slayer and (early) In Flames run rampant through the Metal sound of HORLET. If you’re a Metal band on the rise like HORLET is, these are the Metal legends you want to have rub off on your sonic Metal arsenal. With a stockpile of musical talent and lyrics touching on the cryptic worlds of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Aliens, HORLET has surpassed my Metal expectations.

You can currently stream 3 new songs from HORLET’s forthcoming album The Keys Of Life And Death, via their facebook page. Click here: Horlet and prepare to get your eardrums scorched and brain scalded by the fierce, fast (and melodic) HORLET! This is a band that’s serious about dominating your senses with a firestorm of Metal; the HORLET brand of Metal that will leave you scarred, crawling and begging for more! Metal be thy name.

Formed back in April of 2009, HORLET is a diy, blue-collar and underground Metal pit bull that’s been unleashed upon the Metal masses! HORLET has proven that million dollar recording studios with overpaid white-collar producers are truly overrated. One listen through of Signs Of Winter, The Halls Of Amenti and Children Of The Light should leave you agreeing with my spoken Metal words. Metal record labels out there take note: ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY HORLET.

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HORLET:

Jason Lyons – Vocals

Keith Byerman – Guitar

Seth Mullins – Guitar

Eric Barnes – Drums

Allen D. McCowan – Bass

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A special thank you to Eric Barnes (drums) for the cool introduction to HORLET and talking Metal shop!

For more info on HORLET, click on the links below!

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http://www.reverbnation.com/horlet

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LONG LIVE HORLET.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEALS DEATH – Part Ways With Bass Player Fredrik Ljung

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Swedish Melodic Death metallers Deals Death made a public announcement; that after three years together they will be parting ways with bass player Fredrik Ljung.

The band comments: “There are times when everything is great, there are times when everything is bad. And there are times when different paths are chosen and you simply drift apart. Things like these are never easily decided and we thank our friend and bandmate for three awesome years and wish you a brilliant future.”

Fredrik made the following statement in response: “Dear friends and fans! As you now know, I have left the band. We saw it as the only way to go and I want to thank everyone who has gotten me and Deals Death to the point where we are at today. There are many reasons for my goodbye but I personally feel that I’m not on the same wavelength as the present band. And when you play in a band such as Deals Death you have to be able to give it your all! My last contribution with Deals Death is recorded and will be heard on the new album and I’m sure you´ll like it. I will continue with my other projects and have no intention to quit making music what so ever. I would also like to thank Deals Death for this wonderful time and great memories!”

Earlier this year Deals Death completed recording of their third full length album at Studio Abyss, Sweden, which is slated for a release later this year via Spinefarm Records. Full details are yet to be announced. The new record follows the highly acclaimed ‘Elite’ record which was released in 2012 also via Spinefarm Records.

Watch and listen to ‘Fortified’ from ‘Elite’ below:

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(Source: Future PR)

For more info on DEALS DEATH, click on the links below!

facebook: Deals Death

Spinefarm Records: http://www.spinefarm.fi

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LONG LIVE DEALS DEATH.

LONG LIVE FREDRIK LJUNG.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH – “Deceiver Of The Gods” Album Artwork Revealed! Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Feast you Metal lovin’ eyes on the ultra fantastic cover art for Deceiver Of The Gods; the 9th studio album from Sweden’s Melodic Death Metal warriors – AMON AMARTH. Whoa! A June 2013 release is expected via Metal Blade Records. Metal be thy name!

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AMON AMARTH:

Vocals – Johan Hegg

Bass – Ted Lundström

Guitar – Johan Söderberg

Guitar – Olavi Mikkonen

Drums – Fredrik Andersson

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For more info on AMON AMARTH, click on the links below!

facebook: Amon Amarth

http://www.amonamarth.com/

http://www.twitter.com/amonamarthband

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LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

KALMAH – Finnish Death Metal Legion To Release Seventh Studio Album Via Spinefarm Records

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Teaser Track + Studio Footage Posted

Finnish Death Metal legion KALMAH are pleased to unleash their seventh studio offering this June. Titled Seventh Swamphony, the follow-up to 2010’s critically lauded 12 Gauge release, was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi, Finland, and features eight tracks, mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Paradise Lost, et al).

Comments lead guitarist Antti Kokko: “This album marks a milestone in our careers. We have a new keyboard player [Veli-Matti Kananen], which has given a fresh edge to the music, and we are of course very satisfied with the new material. That is why we wanted to give the songs the best possible chance without compromise; we feel very lucky and privileged to have worked with Jens Bogren.”

KALMAH’s latest production showcases the Oulu outfit’s signature brand of frantic, yet Melodic Death Metal tempered here by a new-found epic mournfulness.

Check out epic pummel of fifth track “Windlake Tale” as well as studio footage at THIS LOCATION.

KALMAH (“From The Grave” in Karelian) will play Dark River Festival in Finland this Summer, with more festival and UK touring plans to be announced. Stay tuned for details.

Seventh Swamphony will be released in North America via Spinefarm Records this June. Further details to be announced in weeks to come.

Kalmah - Group - Logo - promo banner - 2013

(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on KALMAH, click on the links below!

facebook: Kalmah (Official)

http://www.kalmah.com

http://www.spinefarm.fi

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LONG LIVE KALMAH.

Stone.

DARK SALVATION “Der Letzte Weg” – Melodic Death Metal Offering Releases Today

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Dark Salvation - der letzte weg - promo cover pic

Melodic Death Metal pack from Triesenberg, Liechtenstein, unleashes their self-financed sophomore album!

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Raging hymns, in the glory vein of early In Flames & Dark Tranquility!

Electrifying Melodic Death Metal out of the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Extremely dynamic with a fascinating identity!!

TODAY is the release of the new & 2nd full-length “Der letzte Weg”!

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Der letzte Weg – Track Listing

1. Intro

2. Tränenmeer

3. Schatten

4. Eifersucht

5. Lauf der Zeit

6. Nachtgeschrei

7. Blutrausch

8. Sekunden meiner Macht

9. Pfad der Freiheit

10. Feuertod

11. Endzeit

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DARK SALVATION:

Gianluca Teofani – vocals

Simon Sprenger – guitar

Kevin Schädler – guitar

Marcel Gebert – bass

Samuel Schädler – drums

Dark Salvation - Der letzte Weg - promo banner - 2013

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(Source: METALMESSAGE – Promotion – PR – Consulting)

For more info on DARK SALVATION, click on the links below!

http://www.dark-salvation.li/

http://www.facebook.com/dsliechtenstein

http://www.youtube.com/darksalvationTV

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LONG LIVE DARK SALVATION.

Stone.

ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW “Dark Alliance” – 2 Song Digital-Only Single Releases February 8th!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, melodic death metal, melodic metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - Dark Alliance - cover promo pic!

ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROWDark Alliance

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Finland’s ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW have just announced the first single off their upcoming album Saivon Lapsi.

They will release their digital 2-track single Dark Alliance worldwide (excl. Japan and Finland) on February 8th!

The following songs are featured on the single:

1. Dark Alliance
2. Baptized By The Blood Of Angels

Saivon Lapsi was recorded at the Tico-Tico Studio with Ahti Kortelainen and Janne Tolsa in spring 2012. It was mixed by Mikko Karmila and mastered by Mika Jussila. The album will be released on February 22nd via Massacre Records.

ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW @ Massacre Records MP3 Download Store:

http://tinyurl.com/EToSMRMP3Store

Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - Saivon Lapsi - promo cover pic

ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW – Saivon Lapsi

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Source:

Massacre Records - large logo! Red:black:white

For more info on ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW, click on the links below!

www.eternaltears.fi

www.facebook.com/etosofficial

http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW.

Stone.

The Black Dahlia Murder Confirmed for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

The Black Dahlia Murder - live promo pic - #1 - 2012

Detroit Michigan’s Melodic Death Metal outfit, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, will be hitting the road this coming summer as a part of the annual Vans Warped Tour. Vocalist Trevor Strnad comments; “We in THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER look forward to seeing you and your friend’s fancy haircuts this summer at the Vans Warped Tour. I think it’s safe to say that all of us in TBDM have attended this tour at various points and have fond memories of this great American punk rock freak show. This time, we shall be the freaks… the sore thumb poking at your eyeball. We are proud to be the fastest, craziest, and most evil band that has ever played Warped Tour… hundreds of bands will enter, one band will leave. Us. We will emerge from the rubble like the giant cockroach men we are. See ya this summer… let’s get warped!!!”

New acts are being announced every Friday so keep an eye on official Van’s Warped Tour site for further updates. The 2013 Vans Warped Tour will kick off on Saturday, June 15 in Auburn, WA at the White River Amphitheatre and wraps up on August 04 in Houston, TX at Reliant Center Parking Lot.

For ticket information, please visit http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates

The band will be at home in January before embarking on a 26-day tour in Europe with headliners and label mates Cannibal Corpse along with DevilDriver and Winds of Plague.

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Keep up to date with all things THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER at the following locations:

http://twitter.com/bdmmetal
http://www.youtube.com/blackdahliamurdertv
http://www.facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial

Vans Warped Tour - 2013 - Large Logo!

2013 VANS WARPED TOUR

Jun 15 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Jun 16 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
Jun 19 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun 20 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
Jun 21 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
Jun 22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jun 23 Ventura, CA Ventura Country Fairground At Seaside Park
Jun 26 Las Cruces, NM NMSU Practice Field
Jun 27 Mesa, AZ Quail Run Park
Jun 28 Las Vegas, NV Venue TBA
Jun 29 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark
Jun 30 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Jul 03 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Jul 05 Toronto, ON CA The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul 06 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 07 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 09 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
Jul 10 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 11 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Jul 12 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 13 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Jul 14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
Jul 16 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Jul 17 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Jul 19 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Jul 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul 21 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
Jul 23 Kansas City, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 24 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 25 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
Jul 26 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
Jul 27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Jul 28 Orlando, FL Venue TBA
Jul 29 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 30 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Jul 31 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
Aug 02 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug 03 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Aug 04 Houston, TX Reliant Center Parking Lot

The Black Dahlia Murder - B&W Logo!

(Source: Metal Blade Records)

For more info on METAL BLADE RECORDS, click link below!

http://www.metalblade.com

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LONG LIVE THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

LONG LIVE VANS WARPED TOUR.

Stone.

LAGRIMA ‘Hannibal AD Portas’ – Lebanese Metal Band Self-Releases Their Debut Album And It’s: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

LAGRIMA – Beirut Lebanon is home to a Metal band that I want my fellow Metal brethren to know about. This Metal band is called LAGRIMA and they blend everything from classic guitar to (melodic) Black and Death Metal;  with Heavy Metal and Power Metal influences in-between. Overall, I would classify LAGRIMA as an Extreme Metal band that also respects the art of capturing melody, while they are very astute at conveying their Metal craft effectively. The mood and atmosphere of this album projects an open-mindedness to music that LAGRIMA saturates with their Metal.

Their debut studio album, Hannibal AD Portas has just been self released and it’s free! (See their Reverbnation link below). LAGRIMA is: Tarek Yazbek (Guitars, Bass, Drum Machines, Synth) and Bilal Alaghar on vocals. Originally formed back in 2003 with a different lineup, Tarek Yazbek is now the lone founding member.

The album opener, Prelude (… To the Gods of War), is an intro of orchestration; an intro that gave me every indication that LAGRIMA has set no boundaries to their interpretation of a Metal album and I applaud them for that. There are many moments where LAGRIMA will shift gears and subdue their Metal extremity, with melodic guitar passages and intros that musically illuminate their Middle East roots (Death of the Father… Saguntum and Trepia Trazimian Cannie are fine examples of this).

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Tarek Yazbek is quite the talented multi-instrumentalist! His guitar skills cover an extensive range, from acoustical and melodically mellow to all-out blazing fret work and riffs that should make every Metal maniac out there raise the horns to the sky. Bilal Alaghar has Black Metal written all over his vocals and he has more than impressed my eardrums and Extreme Metal saturated brain! This Metal duo from Lebanon have downright succeeded at recording their debut album and they both should be Metal proud.

In the event LAGRIMA were to be discovered and signed by a Metal record label tomorrow, it would not surprise me at all; of course the Metal door should be open for some production tweaking. LAGRIMA has recorded a product of Metal that stands on its own merit of being very memorable to me. This band is not just another carbon-copied multi-Metal genre act that wants to play extreme. There’s some diversity in LAGRIMA’s Metal that needs to be heard.

I highly recommend you check out LAGRIMA – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

To find out more about LAGRIMA and download Hannibal AD Portas for free, click on the link below!

www.reverbnation.com/lagrima

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LAGRIMA:

Tarek Yazbek – (Guitars, Bass, Drum Machines, Synth)

Bilal Alaghar – (Vocals)

Hussain Soufan – (Bass) (Joined LAGRIMA at the end of the recording process)

Hannibal AD Portas – Track Listing:

Prelude (… To the Gods of War)

Serenade Upon Mount Aryx

Conquest of Iberia

Death of the Father… Saguntum

Arise and Arrest the Destiny of Rome

Trepia Trazimian Cannie

Abhore the Antagonists

A Final Flight

Sealed With Poison

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LONG LIVE LAGRIMA.

Stone.

KATAKLYSM – “Iron Will: Twenty Years Determined” Hits The German Charts!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

The ultimate KATAKLYSM 2DVD/2CD package Iron Will: Twenty Years Determined hit the German Charts on position #98! The release is a retrospective swollen with pride, a live all-inclusive-package and an in-depth gift to all of the band’s faithful followers. A true all-round carefree package.

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Maurizio Iacono comment: “We did this DVD with no expectations. Our little story immortalized with the luck of a label that would support it, I guess our great fans in our second home Germany have shown their love and brought a DVD release into the Top 100 album charts of the country. This is very unusual and we are very humbled by it, thank you!”

Get your copy here:
http://www.nuclearblast.de/suche/kataklysm

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on KATAKLYSM, click on the links below!

http://www.facebook.com/kataklysm

http://www.twitter.com/kataklysmband

http://www.youtube.com/user/kataklysmrocks

LONG LIVE KATAKLYSM.

Stone.

INFERION – Opens The Vault and Unleashes “Aborted By The Sun”

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

You may already know of INFERION’s The Desolate, the Black Metal whirlwind from Mr. Everything Nick Reyes. But in 2003 Reyes’ recorded an EP of blast-beaten, aggressive Melodic Death Metal called Aborted by the Sun that was recorded under the name Farewell My Angel. The original plan to release the EP was halted after the hard drive with the original mixes/master was damaged in a fire. A recent discovery of those original files led Iraq War veteran Reyes to re-record much of the EP when time permitted during Army Special Forces and Selection Training at Fort Bragg, GA. The EP has now been released under the INFERION banner.

Aborted By The Sun – Track Listing:

Kill the Angel

Aborted by the Sun

Burn Away the Memory

Imagine Me Geometry

The God Machine

My Hydrogen Bomb 

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The Story Of “Aborted By The Sun” As Told By Nick Reyes:

Aborted by the Sun was originally recorded in 2003 under the band name Farewell my Angel. At the time INFERION had put out the album Firewar that was getting some attention, and since this release was more Death Metal, I was going to release it next, but I was never able to do so because the original mixes and masters were damaged on a hard drive that caught fire. Last year, I was going through my storage unit looking for Army gear to pack for SFAS and I came upon some old CDs and DVDs in the same tough box and among them was a DVD simply titled “ABTSMBU.” I put it in the computer and found all the original mixes and masters for the album.

I re-recorded the bass, drums, and some vocals while I was trying out for the Special Forces, so this album is about determination, and the aggressive pursuit of goals. Since this album was semi structured, I just had to redo it in the way that I had envisioned it in my head during the selection course. So I based it around the guitars that were already there and tracked everything as soon as I got home a month later.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on INFERION, click on the links below!

http://www.myspace.com/inferion

LONG LIVE NICK REYES.

LONG LIVE INFERION.

Stone.

SOUL SACRIFICE – Sign To Massacre Records

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Massacre Records:

We’re delighted to welcome SOUL SACRIFICE from Istanbul to our family!

The band was formed in 1997 by the two guitarists Maksim and Feyzi.
Maksim also did the vocals in the early days of the band, before he was replaced as vocalist by Baris in 1999. In 2001, Sevan (former bassist) and Cagri (former drummer) joined the band. The band recorded their first demo, “A Gift From An Angel”. But the line-up shouldn’t last forever. In 2003 Onur (drums) and Özgur joined the band as a bass player and vocalist.

SOUL SACRIFICE mostly play Death Metal with melodic tunes but their sound is also influenced by Turkish melodies and offers varied vocals.

Their debut album “Stranded Hate”, released in 2005, was a huge success. Being named “the most successful live band in Turkey”, they played countless gigs in Turkey over the last decade. They had the chance to share the stage with Slayer, In Flames, Kreator as well as Dio and were opening act for Orphaned Land, Dark Tranquillity and Arch Enemy.

Their upcoming album Carpe Mortem was mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö and is going to be released on June 29, 2012 via Massacre Records.

The band has already shot a video clip for their new song Comatose, which is available here: http://youtu.be/NMv-AEneSJM

SOUL SACRIFICE:

Özgür Özkan – Vocals + Bass Guitar

Feyzi Ocak – Guitars

Maksim Kırıkoğlu – Guitars

Onur Akça – Drums

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(Source: Massacre Records)

For more info on SOUL SACRIFICE, click on the links below!

http://soulsacrificemusic.com

http://www.massacre-records.com

LONG LIVE SOUL SACRIFICE.

Stone.

GRAVEWORM – Fragments Of Death Tour: Dates & Venues Listed

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Italy’s Dark Metal Band, GRAVEWORM, will be embarking on an European tour this coming Autumn! The Fragments Of Death Tour 2012! GRAVEWORM’s special guests will be: Agathodamion, Hellsaw & Kadavrik. Check out the dates and venues below to see if the Fragments Of Death Tour will be near you!

FRAGMENTS OF DEATH – Tour Dates:

08.11.12 (DE) Hamburg – Ballroom

09.11.12 (DE) Oberhausen – Helvete

10.11.12 (NL) Kerkrade – Rock Temple

11.11.12 (DE) Berlin – K 17

12.11.12 (CZ) Prag – Exite Club

13.11.12 (DE) München – Backstage Club

14.11.12 (CH) Pratteln – Z7

15.11.12 (DE) Siegburg – Kubana

16.11.12 (DE) Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik

17.11.12 (DE) Erfurt – Club Centrum

18.11.12 (NL) Rotterdam – Baroeg

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on GRAVEWORM, click on the link below!

http://www.graveworm.de

LONG LIVE GRAVEWORM.

Stone.

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