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Finnish Progressive Metal Band Sum of Seven Released A New Single & Music Video “The Monster…The King”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Promo pic by Sami Hinkkanen. (From left to right: Rasmus Raassina, Harri Annala, Marko Loukamaa, Miika Erkkilä, Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen

Finnish progressive metal band Sum of Seven released a new single and music video ”The Monster…The King’. The track is released in collaboration with Inverse Records.

Watch music video The Monster…The King: https://youtu.be/7D0ttYrWQDc

Listen to The Monster…The King single on streaming services: https://push.fm/fl/sumofseven-monster

Ari Lempinen comments:
“In the song The Monster…The King we wanted to give more room to the instruments to tell the story supporting the vocals. The song flows with tasty solos and tight riffs in synergy with Marko’s vocals and dances between succulent blasting and a relaxing respite. The music reflects the atmosphere of the lyrics, which dive deep into a dreamlike space where the monsters and kings within us are in juxtaposition. The music video features the skilled breakdancer Jose Granados aka Bboy Kalaco who interprets the mood and the message of the song with his skillful moves.


Single cover by Ari Lempinen

The Monster…The King (single 2023)

Composed by Ari Lempinen
Lyrics by Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen & Marko Loukamaa

Line-up:
Ari Lempinen: Guitar, backing vocals
Esa Lempinen: Keyborads
Rasmus Raassina: Drums
Harri Annala: Guitar
Miika Erkkilä: Bass
Marko Loukamaa: Vocals

ADVERSOR – Italian Thrashers Unveil Details Of New Album “Portrait Of A Wasteland”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Italy’s ADVERSOR will release their new studio album “Portrait Of A Wasteland” February 24th 2023 via Time To Kill Records, today unveiling the record’s cover art, track listing and stunning first single.

Watch ADVERSOR‘s “Outcast” HERE.

Portrait Of A Wasteland” represents a journey through some of the darkest moments a person can ever experience: suffering, anxiety, grief, frustration, barren dreams, denied future without forgetting a ferocious critic to a rotten society, clearly drowning into a spiral of extremisms. Ten raging tracks of pure metal that define a new chapter for the band, displaying a more mature sound mixing Thrash, Death, Black and classic Heavy. Vitriolic lyrics, razor-sharp riffs, neckwrecking parts are what “Portrait Of A Wasteland” is made of.

Tracklist:

  1. Purifying Hate
  2. Outcast
  3. Throwback To Darkness
  4. Les Miserables
  5. Entangled
  6. Seven Years
  7. Under Siege
  8. Greed
  9. Samsara
  10. Portrait Of A Wasteland

Preorder:

https://bfan.link/adversor-portrait-of-a-wasteland

https://adversorthrash.bandcamp.com/album/portrait-of-a-wasteland

https://timetokillrecords.bigcartel.com/product/adversor-portrait-of-a-wasteland-cd-jewel-case

Formed in 2015, ADVERSOR released a demo and two full-length albums, “Rise to Survive” and “The End of Mankind”, in quick succession. Both records allowed them to play everywhere in Italy and Europe alongside acts such as Exciter, Protector, Nifelheim, Gama Bomb and many others.

Discography:

Beware of the Soothsayer (demo) – 2016
Rise to Survive – 2016
The End of Mankind – 2018

Line-up:

Dado – Vocals/Guitar
Phil – Guitar
Ale – Bass
Ja – Drums

Source: Anubi Press

Prog Metal Heavy Weights REDEMPTION Release New, Melodic Anthem “Seven Minutes From Sunset”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, progressive metal band with tags , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

New Album, “I Am The Storm”, Out On March 17, 2023 Via AFM Records!

Following the band’s recent announcement, to release their forthcoming, eighth studio offering I Am The Storm on March 17, 2023 through AFM Records, today, Los Angeles-based progressive metal masters Redemption have unleashed a brand new single! By the end of 2022, the band already shared a first album foretaste with a music video for the colossal album title track I Am The Storm.

Band mastermind Nicolas van Dyk reveals: “If I Am The Storm showcases the heaviest aspect of Redemption, Seven Minutes From Sunset showcases a more melodic metal current of prog metal, as Someone Else’s Problem did on our last CD. As for the lyrics…they’re a metaphor. For the listener to decipher.”

Listen to “Seven Minutes From Sunset”, now streaming HERE

Get the song on all digital platforms HERE!

Redemption belongs to one of the leading progressive metal bands in the heavy music world today. Formed in Los Angeles, California in 2000 by guitarist / keyboardist / songwriter Nicolas van Dyk, the band features iconic vocalist Thomas England of Evergrey, the rhythm section of Chris Quirarte (drums) and bassist Sean Andrews, as well as keyboard phenom Vikram Shankar.

As the album title already promises, I Am The Storm is a gripping, stirring, overwhelming and dramatic, new record by the power prog metal act. Combining unapologetic melodies and hooks with technicality, complexity and thundering riffs, Redemption once again occupies a unique place with its powerful, heavy, intelligent and deeply emotional music.

I Am The Storm was produced by van Dyk, Vikram Shankar and sound engineer/guitarist Simone Mularoni (DGM), who – alongside Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth) and Henrik Danhage (Evergrey) – will be also featured as a guest musician on the album. The new Redemption record also contains two cover songs, ‘Turn It On Again’ by Genesis and ‘Red Rain’ by Peter Gabriel.

Set to be released on March 17, 2023 via AFM Records, the album pre-sale has just started at THIS LOCATION!

I Am The Storm – track listing:

  1. I Am The Storm
  2. Seven Minutes From Sunset
  3. Remember The Dawn
  4. The Emotional Depiction Of Light
  5. Resilience
  6. Action At A Distance
  7. Turn It On Again
  8. All This Time (And Not Enough)
  9. The Emotional Depiction Of Light (Remix)
  10. Red Rain

Vinyl Bonus Tracks:
The Pearl Clutchers (feat. Chris Poland)
The Far Side Of The Clouds (feat. Henrik Danhage)

Source: AFM Records

Finnish Female Fronted Melodic Death Metal Band ADMIRE THE GRIM Released Their Debut EP “Rogue Five”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Promo picture by Minna Rossi

Finnish melodic death metal band Admire the Grim released their debut EP Rogue Five on January 13th 2023 via Inverse Records. Strictly limited CD version is released on February 3rd and pre-sale is available on Inverse Records Store.

The band comments on making of ‘Rogue Five’ EP:

“After our first single release in the spring of 2022 we soon started rehearsing on our debut EP to be ready for the studio recordings. We recorded everything in the summer of 2022 in our beautiful hometown Lappeenranta and we also filmed our first music video for the title track that summer. A lot of our friends participated in the making of the music video and some of them joined us in the studio to record gang shouts as well. In other words, the entire process went smoothly in good company and the energy was high! In our opinion we managed to capture that vibe for the record itself and we are very pleased about how it turned out. Huge thanks go to our friends, Saku MoilanenOnni LappalainenMikko Tirkkonen and Inverse Records for making it such a smooth sail.”

Listen to Rogue Five EP: https://push.fm/fl/atg-r5

Watch Rogue Five music video.

BIOGRAPHY:

Admire the Grim is a melodic death metal band from Lappeenranta, Finland. The group was formed by five friends in early 2021. In May 2022 the band released its first single ‘Storm the Barricade’ and in September 2022 music video and single for ‘Rogue Five’ saw the daylight. In November 2022 the second single ‘The Flood’ from ‘Rogue Five’ -EP was released and the EP itself is published on January 2023 via Inverse Records.

Line-up:
Katri Snellman (vocals)
Jani Loikkanen (guitar)
Sirja Ojaniemi (guitar)
Kalle Raatikainen (bass)
Tommi Vante (drums)

EP cover by Anssi Kuivalainen

Admire the Grim – Rogue Five (EP) (2023)

01. The Flood
02. Mad Queen of the Second Sun
03. Admire the Grim
04. Rogue Five

https://admirethegrim.bandcamp.com

BLOODBOUND – Announces New Album, ‘Tales From The North’ + Live Dates Over Europe!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

When it comes to defending the core values of timeless power metal and combining them with fresh stylistic variations and exciting stories, Swedish power metallers Bloodbound have always been fighting at the forefront. With nine studio albums in 16 years under their belt, the six-piece has proven their versatility and inventiveness countless times. Following the much acclaimed, latest record Creatures Of The Dark Realm (2021, AFM Records), Bloodbound have announced the release of their upcoming masterpiece, entitled Tales From The North!

“‘Tales From The North’ is very much a concept album about the viking era. About the lives of our ancestors up here in the dark, cold and unfriendly environments of the north,” explains lead guitarist Tomas Olsson and summarizes the content of their eleven songs: “Different legends and myths intertwine during the course of the songs, leading up to the epic battle of 1066, which marks the end of the viking era.” Those who already know the sound of Bloodbound can imagine the metallic force the band employs to evoke this story. Tales From The Northwill be released on July 7, 2023 via AFM/Soulfood as a 2-CD digipak including a live CD. As a special treat, it will also be released as a strictly limited box set as well as coloured vinyl LPs.

Give ear, as today, the band shared a lyric video for their first album single “Odin’s Prayer”!
“Odin’s Prayer is a real banger of a song”, Fredrik Bergh comments. “It represents the new album well and I think it’s a great first taste of the new record. On Tales From The North we have gone back to the roots of bloodbound a bit and I think the bloodheads will like what they hear!“

Watch the Official Lyric Video for Odin’s Prayer HERE

Bloodbound have not only improved in terms of content, but also musically. Says Olsson: “The songs are more fast-paced and closer to some of our earlier stuff like ’Moria’ and ’Nosferatu’, but have more complex arrangements. Compared to the predecessor ‘Creatures Of The Dark Realm’ there are heavier guitars and some deeper sounding keyboards. We have also incorporated some traditional nordic folk music instruments to fit the concept of the album. It’s still pure power metal but we’re trying to take it to the next level.”

Pre-Order ‘Tales From The North’ HERE!

Tales From The North was produced by Bloodbound, and was mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren (Amorphis, Overkill, Sabaton) at the Swedish ‘Black Lounge Studios’. The cover artwork was done by Péter Sallai (Hammerfall, Powerwolf & many more).

Tales From The North track listing:
01. Tales From The North
02. Drink With The Gods
03. Odin´s Prayer
04. The Raven´s Cry
05. Mimir`s Crystal Eye
06. Between The Enemy Lines
07. Land Of Heroes
08. Sail Among The Dead
09. Stake My Claims
10.Sword And Axe
11. 1066

BLOODBOUND:
Tomas Olsson – lead guitar
Fredrik Bergh – keyboards
Patrik Selleby – vocals
Henrik Olsson – rhythm guitar
Anders Broman – bass
Daniel Hansfeldt – drums

In support of their upcoming album, Bloodbound has announced an extensive headliner tour and to appear at several festivals such as Karmoygeddon, RockHarz, Masters of Rock, among others. Make sure to catch them live at the following dates this year:

04.02.2023 (SWE) MORA Lilla Helfvetet
28.02.2023 (GER) BERLIN Hole 44*
01.03.2023 (GER) MUNICH Backstage Halle*
02.03.2023 (CH) PRATTELN Z7*
03.03.2023 (FR) COLMAR Le Grillen*
04.03.2023 (BE) VORSELAAR De Dreef*
05.03.2023 (GER) NUREMBERG Hirsch*
06.03.2023 (GER) MANNHEIM 7er Club*
07.03.2023 (GER) ASCHAFFENBURG Colos-Saal*
08.03.2023 (GER) HAMBURG Bahnhof Pauli*
09.03.2023 GER SIEGBURG Kubana*
10.03.2023 (GER) ESSEN Turock*
11.03.2023 (NL) ENSCHEDE Metropool*
12.03.2023 (GER) KASSEL Goldgrube*
04.05.2023 (NOR) KOPERVIK Karmoygeddon Festival
08.07.2023 (GER) BALLENSTEDT RockHarz Festival
16.07.2023 (CZE) VIZOVICE Masters of Rock Festival

with: ARION, NORTHTALE , TUNGSTEN

Tickets: https://linktr.ee/bloodboundmetal

Source: AFM Records

HATRIOT – Announce US Tour In February & March With KINGS OF THRASH

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Hatriot On Tour with Kings Of Thrash “The MEGA Years” featuring Dave Ellefson and Jeff Young!

List of dates below!
2/16 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
2/17 — Minneapolis, MN — Varsity Theater
2/19 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre
2/20 — Indianapolis, IN — The Vogue
2/21 — Columbia, MO — Blue Note
2/22 — Columbus, OH — King Of Clubs
2/24 — Flint, MI — The Machine Shop
2/25 — Cincinnati, OH — Legends Bar And Venue
2/27 — Cleveland, OH — Beachland Ballroom And Tavern
2/28 — Warrendale, PA — Jergels
3/1 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
3/3 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance
3/4 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
3/5 — Harrisburg, PA — Midtown Arts Center
3/7 — Ardmore, PA — Ardmore Music Hall
3/8 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
3/10 — Charlottesville, VA — Jefferson Theatre
3/11 — Greensboro, NC — Hangar 1819
3/12 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
3/14 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm
3/15 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Hell)

HATRIOT:
Cody Souza – Lead Vocals, Bass
Kosta Varvatakis – Lead Guitar
Kevin Paterson – Vocals, Guitar
Nick Souza – Drums

HATRIOT DISCOGRAPHY:
2013 Heroes Of Origin
2014 Dawn Of The New Centurion
2019 From Days Unto Darkness
2022 The Vale Of Shadows

Source: Massacre Records

WITCHROT – Announce New Album “Live In The Hammer”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Sizzling, soulful and bewitching, WITCHROT is gearing up for their latest offering Witchrot: Live in the Hammer, due out for its international release March 10, 2023. All sleaze and psych, Live In The Hammer has the fuzz fueled quartet playing in the grease trap of Ontario. Smoky vocals overtop mesmeric psychedelic doom fill the room to the brim. Pre-orders for Live In The Hammer are available HERE.

Formed in Toronto in 2018, WITCHROT was founded by Lea Reto (vocals) & Peter Turik (Guitar). After some international press over band disputes, betrayals, and a temporary break up, the band recruited Lea’s boyfriend Nick Kervin (Drums) and Cam Alford (Bass). Together they recorded the band’s debut full-length Hollow (2021) and most recently Live In the Hammer. Currently, Nick “Nido” Dolphin has joined the band on bass.

Pulling from the lost psychedelic masterpieces with fuzz erupting like a volcano and the ethereal shoegaze music of the late 80s and 90s, WITCHROT has carved their own haunting path. The all-consuming wave of divine music that is terrifying by its sheer velocity and force rather than dissonance.

Simultaneously beautiful and putrid, Live In The Hammer pays homage to the grime of the past, paved over by the glitz of the present. Live In The Hammer was recorded at Boxcar Sound in Hamilton, and mastered by Tony Reed at Heavy Head Recording.

Live At The Hammer Track Listing:
1. Medley – Druid Smoke Part 1 (The Keeper) / Crypt Reaper / Burn Me Down
2. Dug Your Grave / Strega
3. Acedia
4. Who Scared You
5. Colder Hands
6. Million Shattered Swords

The bubbling cauldron that is Live In the Hammer, serves as a bridge between Hollow and the band’s forthcoming next album, currently in the works. There’s no escaping the strange web of WITCHROT. Fall into the chasm and embrace the dark.

WITCHROT:

Lea Reto – Vocals
Peter Turik – Guitar
Nick Kervin – Drums
Nick “Nido” Dolphin – Bass

Connect With WITCHROT:

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/witchrot/1448913047

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/witchrotband/

Source: C Squared Music

ADVERSOR – Italian Thrashers Sign To Time To Kill Records

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

Time To Kill Records is happy to announce that they have signed Italian thrashers ADVERSOR.

The band is putting the finishing touches on the new album “Portrait Of A Wasteland”, which will be released sometime in 2023.

Formed in 2015, ADVERSOR released a demo and two full-length albums, “Rise to Survive” and “The End of Mankind”, in quick succession: both records allowed them to play everywhere in Italy and Europe alongside acts such as Exciter, Protector, Nifelheim, Gama Bomb and many others.

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

Discography:

Beware of the Soothsayer (demo) – 2016
Rise to Survive – 2016
The End of Mankind – 2018

Line up:

Dado – Vocals/Guitar
Phil – Guitar
Ale – Bass
Ja – Drums

ADVERSOR Online:

https://adversorthrash.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/adversorthrash/

Time To Kill Records

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

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

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

Dissonant Death Metal Duo CROWN OF MADNESS Releasing “Elemental Binding” EP In February

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, metal music videos, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Vancouver (BC) – Dissonant Death Metal duo CROWN OF MADNESS are set to release their sophomore EP, Elemental Binding, on February 23, 2023.

The EP’s first single and opening track, “Immortal Eyes” (featuring a guest guitar solo from Matthew Pancoust of Truent) is available now at the following links:

Bandcamp: crownofmadness.bandcamp.com/track/immortal-eyes-feat-matthew-pancoust

YouTube (Visualizer): youtu.be/17JiLeH2ZvE

With their second EP, CROWN OF MADNESS brings you a penetrating mix of the technical and the dissonant, as well as devastating lyrical themes that will leave you sorrowful. Elemental Binding is the second and final EP on the road to the duo’s full-length debut album. The EP serves as a representative sample of the direction CROWN OF MADNESS will take on their future full-length release. Their debut EP The Void released on March 25, 2022.

Pre-order: crownofmadness.bandcamp.com/album/elemental-binding

Track Listing:

  1. Immortal Eyes (feat. Matthew Pancoust)*
  2. A Wrenching Nostalgia
  3. Roots, Limbs and Sky
  4. Vile Sun
Photo credit: Sav Bagshaw
Special FX: Kris Dachwitz

Music / Lyrics: Sunshine Schneider
Music: Alex Nicol
Music / Production: Connor Gordon
Mastered by: Stu McKillop

Line-Up:

Vocals / Guitar: Sunshine Schneider
Drums: Connor Gordon

Line-Up (Live):

Vocals / Guitar: Sunshine Schneider
Guitar: Alex Nicol
Bass: Richard Crowdis
Drums: Connor Gordon

Crown of Madness on Spotify

FFO: Ulcerate, Warforged, Gorguts, Septicflesh, Atrae Bilis

Source: ClawHammer PR

WITHERFALL – To Headline All Things Metal Festival – May 20, 2023 In Fort Worth Texas

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal festivals, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Witherfall:

From all of us at Witherfall to all of you Dark Melodic Music Fans and Friends we wish you a very warm and intoixicated Christmas. (or insternt Holiday of Choice) For now we leave you with a Witherfall Festival Announcment: We are excited to be headlining this years All Things Metal Festival in Fort Worth Texas! Tickets are available Here http://ow.ly/6KlE50Mc6Xy

Metal Odyssey’s Top Ten Metal Albums Of 2022

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

2022 proved to be another stellar year for Metal album releases. I’ve paired down my list to the 10 Metal albums that bestowed upon my Metal soul the best of Metal euphoria. What are your favorite Metal albums of 2022?

It’s never a perfect science in making a “best of” list and my deliberations are genuinely thought out over and over. I thank each band below for their incredible Metal creations. Feel free to comment! Happy Holidays and… Metal Be Thy Name! -Stone

1. DARKTHRONE – Astral Fortress
2. QUEENSRYCHE – Digital Noise Alliance
3. STRYPER – The Final Battle
4. CORPSEGRINDER – S/T
5. VENOM INC. – There’s Only Black
6. INCITE – Wake Up Dead
7. GOATWHORE – Angels Hung From the Arches of Heaven
8. HAMMERFALL – Hammer Of Dawn
9. IRON KINGDOM – The Blood Of Creation
10. DEMIRICOUS – III: Chaotic Lethal

SEPOLCRAL – Italian Death Metallers Sign To Time To Kill Records

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Time To Kill Records is proud to announce the signing of Italian death metallers SEPOLCRAL.

The band is currently putting the finishing touches to the new album “Scourge”, which will be released in 2023.

Formed in 1993, Italy’s SEPOLCRAL have lurked in the underground across a handful of demos and a couple of albums (including the infamous debut album “Victims”, recorded in 1996 but released only in 2017).

SEPOLCRAL
’s vision of death metal is as relentless as it gets: sinister and raw, often influenced by grind and hardcore and always sharp, full of barbed hooks, thick with atmosphere and drenched in groove.

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

Line up:

Daniele – Vocals
Cristian – Guitars
Kevin – Bass
Aleksandar – Drums

Discography:

Witness Of Lies (demo) 1994
Victims (full-length, originally to be released for Nosferatu Records but never printed) 1996
Promo ’90 (demo) 1998
Reborn6 (split) SG Records 2015
Victims (full-length from 1996, digitally self-released) 2017
Broken Armour (single) 2018

SEPOLCRAL:

https://www.instagram.com/sepolcral.official/

https://sepolcral-official.bandcamp.com/

Time To Kill Records

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

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

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

VADER Announce “Revelation Of The Wicked – North American 2023” Tour With KRISIUN & DECREPIT BIRTH!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, death metal music, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit: Artur Tarczewski

Nuclear Blast issues:
Polish death metal legends VADER are proud to announce their “Revelation Of The Wicked – North American 2023” tour. The 29-date trek will kick off in Arizona on March 18th, the tour will make stops in Atlanta, Quebec City, and Salt Lake City before concluding in San Diego on April 17th. Joining the tour are Brazil’s death metal heroes KRISIUN and brutal-tech death merchants and labelmates DECREPIT BIRTH.

VADER’s Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek comments, “FINALLY, we are announcing the long-awaited US & Canada tour. It’s been a while since our last visit to the North American continent in early 2020. Together with Continental and Nuclear Blast, we prepared a very special show including a set of songs from the debut of The Ultimate Incantation (30-year anniversary) and Revelations (20-year anniversary). Quite a number of them were very occasionally or never played before. A nice mix of other VADER albums should satisfy every VaderManiac indeed. “Revelations Of The Wicked – North America 2023” will open the Gates to Hell wide just for You. ARE YOU READY?‘

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday at 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST. Read more details at https://us1.campaign-archive.com

Confirmed dates for VADER’s “Revelation Of The Wicked – North American 2023” tour with KRISIUN and DECREPIT BIRTH are:

3/18/2023 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
3/19/2023 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
3/20/2023 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
3/21/2023 Come and Take it Live – Austin, TX
3/22/2023 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
3/24/2023 Gramps – Miami, FL
3/25/2023 The Conduit – Orlando, FL
3/26/2023 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
3/27/2023 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
3/27/2023 Warehouse on Watts – Philadelphia, PA
3/29/2023 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
3/30/2923 Middle-East Downstairs – Boston, MA
3/31/2023 Studio TD – Montreal, QC
4/01/2023 La Source de la Martinière – Quebec City, QC
4/02/2023 Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
4/03/2023 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
4/04/2023 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
4/05/2023 Reggies – Chicago, IL
4/06/2023 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
4/07/2023 BLVD Nights – Kansas City, MO
4/08/2023 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
4/09/2023 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
4/11/2023 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
4/12/2023 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
4/13/2023 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
4/14/2023 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
4/15/2023 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
4/16/2023 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
4/17/2023 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

Source: Split Screen Management

Canada’s NOMAD Announce Fiery New Single “Burning Alive” Off Debut Album “The Mountain” Out March 2023

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

L-R – Josh MacDonald (Bass), Matt Johnstone (Guitar/Vocals), Bretton Melanson, (Drums/Vocals), Jeff Mabb (Guitar/Vocals)
Photo Credit – Chris Geistlinger

From British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley in Canada, Nomad has been making a name for themselves locally for the last several years, playing at local fests and supporting big-name acts in the extreme metal scene. Now they have their debut album “The Mountain” ready for consumption and their blend of progressive, groovy death metal is sure to impress existing fans and entice new listeners. Their first single “Burning Alive” was the first song they wrote together, pieced together at their very first jam. The lyrics were inspired by the heat of that day, and the careless ignition of forest fires. They added blazing riffs, smokey vocals, and smooth bass lines to round it out, making it an impressive introduction to Nomad. They share their thoughts on the album:

“We’re hoping that it fills the need for a little groove in the metal scene. We’ve spoken to many people in the audience after playing a show that say there are not enough bands like Nomad out there that like to slow it down and catch you with a good hook once in a while. We feel that many emotions and influences can be felt throughout this album and are sure to keep the listeners engaged and entertained with heavy riffs, blasting beats, and dynamic vocals.”

There have been a few lineup changes in Nomad since their inception and each one of those members has left their mark on the band’s music. They’ve always worked collaboratively, one member bringing in the skeleton of a song and it being workshopped until it meets everyone’s standard. This had led to masterful consistency, present in every groovy riff, every chunky chord, and throughout the blasting of drums.

The single “Burning Alive” can be heard via its premiere on Bravewords HERE. ​

“The Mountain” was mixed by drummer Bretton Melanson and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy). It is recommended for fans of Gojira, Lamb of God, and Pantera.

Album pre-order (CD, Digital) – Nomadbc.bandcamp.com

Album and Live lineup:
Bretton Melanson: Drums/Vocals
Matt Johnstone: Guitar/Vocals
Jeff Mabb: Guitar/Vocals
Josh MacDonald: Bass

Album Credits:​

  • All songs written and performed by Nomad.
  • Additional writing contributions by past members:
    Kasey Klassen
    Lorne Valliers
    Dylan Heska
    Justin Kleinsasser
  • Mixed by Bretton Melanson
  • Mastered by Christian Donaldson
  • Album Artwork by: Angela Grimmuza/ Art Of Grimmuza
  • MAPL – Canadian Content

For more info: Facebook.com/nomadmetal |Instagram.com/nomadbandbc

Source: Asher Media Relations

Desert Thrashers SCARS OF ATROPHY Kick The Mosh Pit Wide Open w/ New Music Video “Nations Divide”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Tucson, AZ thrashers Scars of Atrophy, formerly known in the 80s as Atrophy on Roadrunner Records, rebranded their lineup in 2020 and recently unleashed their return to the mosh pit with the new EP “Nations Divide” in June 2022, 30-plus years after the release of their last full-length 1990’s “Violent By Nature”. The band approached this comeback EP as both the entertainers and the audience. They love the thrash metal genre and for them, there is nothing better than watching a huge mosh pit break out while playing on stage.

The EP has also garnered praise with comments such as “honestly this EP is easily the winner for the best thrash metal material in 2022” – Encomium Zine and “Breakneck speed and crushing mid-tempo are balanced, so that fans of EXODUS, VIO-LENCE and TESTAMENT definitely get their money’s worth.” – Twilight Mag.

Closing the chapter for their breakthrough return that saw them touring the country and sharing the stage with bands such as Exhorder, W.O.R. plus a performance on Dimestock (Watertown, WI), Scars of Atrophy is sharing with fans their latest music video for the “Nations Divide” title track, which features clips from this year’s shows and insane mosh pits.

Watch the video via its premiere on Metal-Rules HERE.

Track Listing:
1. Cross Contamination – 3:44
2. DSM-6 – 4:05
3. Smoke Screen – 3:55
4. Nations Divide –3:24
EP Length 15:08

Scars of Atrophy are currently working on their follow-up record for 2023, the band comments:

Our yet-to-be-titled forthcoming album still needs tweaking and a hint of flavoring here and there and will be a greater representation of our EP ‘Nations Divide”. All songs on the EP will be on the album as well. Musically, the songs are all hard-hitting with our signature tempo and riffage. Definitely an aggressive approach with the thunderous double bass of veteran thrash drummer, Tim Kelly. The album will also have new tracks, Purge, Burn the Veil, and A Trophy Kill, which are currently being played live.”

Scars of Atrophy is recommended for fans of Testament, Exodus, and Slayer.

The EP “Nations Divide” was released on June 22, 2022, and is available on Scarsofatrophy.com/merch, Spotify, Apple Music

Music Video – DSM-6 – https://youtu.be/7TnkimdT0vo

Scars of Atrophy:
Drums – Tim Kelly
Guitar – Bobby Stein
Guitar – David Ruiz
Bass Guitar – Scott Heller
Vocals – Mike Niggl

EP Recording Credits:
All songs performed by Scars of Atrophy
All songs written by Robert Stein Tim Kelly Scott Heller
Produced by Scars of Atrophy
Mixed by John Gianni
Album Artwork by Gabriel T. Byrne

Discography:
1987 – Chemical Dependency – Atrophy
1988 – Socialized Hate – Atrophy
1990 – Violent By Nature – Atrophy
2017 – song Riptide – Atrophy
2022 – Nations Divide – Scars Of Atrophy

https://scarsofatrophy.com

Source: Asher Media Relations

VADER – Announce New Series Of Polish “Relevations Of The Wicked Tour” Dates In January + February 2023!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Aleksandra Helena Hogg

After a successful “Relevations Of The Wicked Tour” weekend-shows in November and December, Polish death metal legends VADER bring even better news to their fans in Poland, announcing a new series of shows for January and February 2023, see the confirmed dates below. 

VADER shared on Pt.2 “Relevations Of The Wicked Tour 2023”:
VADERMANIAX!!! We have a handful of good, still warm fresh news! The last weekend club tour “Revelations Of The Wicked” in November and December – so spontaneously prepared by Massive Music – was incredibly well received by you, and the concerts themselves with madness and power probably only looked like “gold and the times” of Metal. In response to really numerous requests we have added three more weekends in January and February 2023. This time we will also visit the North and West of Poland. The program mostly reminiscent of our debut “The Ultimate Incantation” (30 years) and “Revelations” (20 years) will be added with more surprises.
YOU ARE WELCOME !!!! \m/ \m/

Together with VADER, the band’s colleagues from INSIDIUS will appear in:
27.01.2023 (PL) – Sul 27cin / U Bulka
28.01.2023 (PL) – Legnica / LCK
29.01.2023 (PL) – Ostrow Wlkp. / The Old Pump House
02.02.2023 (PL) – Elbl 2.g / Pulp
03.02.2023 (PL) – Saw / Boat
04.02.2023 (PL) – Koszalin / Event Center G38
05.02.2023 (PL) – Gdynia / Ear
10.02.2023 (PL) – Opole / NCPP
11.02.2023 (PL) – Cz 20stochowa / Pipe
12.02.2023 (PL) – Pszów / MOK

VADER released their 16th studio album “Solitude In Madness” on May 1st 2020 via Nuclear Blast. Get your copy and enjoy the madness: https://nblast.de/VaderSolitudeMadness

Source: Split Screen Management

DEAD WILL WALK – Dutch Death Metallers To Release “A New Day Of Dawning” EP

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

Dutch death metallers DEAD WILL WALK are ready to present their brand new EP “A New Day of Dawning”. The band offers brooding and furious but always catchy old school death metal with sinuous melodies. 

The coming EP is set to be released on the 27th of January 2023 via Dawnbreed Records, serving as the proverbial crown to the band’s ten-year career.

Stream the first single “Concrete Wombs” HERE.

Tracklist:

  1. Raise the Horde
  2. Nightscreams
  3. Concrete Wombs
  4. From Moving Grounds
  5. Day of Dawning
  6. Headstone Tales

In the deepest and darkest corners of the very crypts that made death metal the powerhouse of undeath and shattered bone that it always has been, there has never been a better time to find yourself lost in its halls. Legions upon legions of new acts are constantly spawning in that madness to bring us new glory the like of which is naught but utterly gripping with bands like DEAD WILL WALK all but the perfect vessels for such chaos with albums like “A New Day of Dawning” all but works of art for the genre.

Overflowing with self-awareness, horrifying talent that’s exuded out of every minute of these six tracks, and a ferocious listen that wouldn’t stop for the very ending of the world, it’s clear that DEAD WILL WALK has put their best foot forward. This is what it means to make uncompromising death metal with such efficiency that can’t be seen as anything less than powerful with each second of this massive creation a conquest upon life itself that simply cannot be denied.

https://deadwillwalk.bandcamp.com/

https://www.dawnbreed.com/

MYTHODEA – Feat. Testament’s Steve Di Giorgio – Announce New Single + Video ‘Into The Abyss’, Coming Out February 8th, Teaser Revealed!

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

Greek Symphonic Progressive Metallers MYTHODEA – rejoined by Testament bassist Steve Di Giorgio – have announced their new single + video ‘Into The Abyss’, coming out on February 8th.

MYTHODEA shared on ‘Into The Abyss’:
“Mythodea new songs coming soon!
Greece based Mythodea announces new songs to be released in 2023! Follow up material to the 2012 self-titled album to start with February 8 release of first single. Into The Abyss – the title of the first single, will feature the immense vocal talents of vocalist/bassist Ida Haukland from the Norwegian band Triosphere.
Christos Nikolaou, the group’s founder and composer returns with a fresh new sound and concise arrangements. Maintaining the orchestral integration in the epic symphonic style metal that was established on the previous release, each new song delivers a unique experience with a new vocal flare.

Mythodea is rejoined by American bassist, Steve Di Giorgio, who is also contributing as lyricist to these new compositions. Completing the lineup is the powerful Stefanos Meletiou of Cyprus on drums. The sound is made clear and powerful by the mixing and mastering of Matias Kupiainen of Finland’s Stratovarius. Each release has a unique conceptual art piece made by Gogo Melone.
Into The Abyss will also be released as a music video the same day as the audio single – 8th of February 2023… Set your reminders..!!”

Pre-Order Now! This new song and the following singles will be released on all digital streaming platforms via this link: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/mythodea/into-the-abyss-feat-ida-haukland

Check out ‘Into The Abyss’ teaser at https://www.facebook.com/MythodeaBand/videos/1533723327146489

Cover artwork was created by Gogo Melone.

More information at https://www.facebook.com/MythodeaBand

The fretless guru, STEVE DI GIORGIO doesn’t need any longer introductions, as he is widely renowned as a pioneer on the fretless bass in heavy metal music, being the bassist of TESTAMENT, DEATH and SADUS, among others. Within his genre, STEVE DI GIORGIO is respected for his playing skills, versatility and incredible technique. He has more than 40 studio album recordings and over 30 years of touring the world.

Watch Steve Di Giorgio LowDown: Bass Playthrough | Terra Odium – Crawling: https://youtu.be/SJbamBHNjt8

More information at:
STEVE DI GIORGIO: http://www.stevedigiorgio.com | http://www.testamentlegions.com

Source: Split Screen Management

PAGAN RITES – To Release Split Album With VULCAN TYRANT On December 30th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions – Pre-orders Are Live Now

Posted in Black Metal, black metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on December 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to release the new split album between Sweden’s Satanic Black Metal beasts Pagan Rites and the Netherlands’ Black/Speed Metal Maniacs Vulcan Tyrant. This release is up now for pre-order and will be released December 30th on CD and Digital formats along with merch.

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions presents an unholy alliance of Black/Thrash blasphemy! Pagan Rites make their long-awaited HPGD debut, showcasing two tracks of signature Satanic Black Metal madness. Formed way back in 1992, Pagan Rites are among the most sinister acts to have ever been exported from Sweden, and their material on this split is sure to please diehards and maniacs worldwide. Vulcan Tyrant returns to HPGD once again, unleashing two brand new tracks of infernal Blackened Speed/Thrash straight from the Netherlands. No one is safe from the primal hellfire that will slash through your speakers with raw punishment… fuck off and die posers!

For fans of Abigail, Bathory, Deströyer 666, Destruction, Morbid, Nifelheim, early Slayer, Toxic Holocaust and Venom

Pre-order the CD at shop.horrorpaingoredeath.com/products/pagan-rites-vulcan-tyrant-split-cd

Pre-order the digital album at hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/split-12

Pre-save this release on Spotify at ffm.to/paganvulcan

Listen to the single “Pain Of The Flesh” by Pagan Rites at www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPD7PrftiTk

Listen to the single “Vexed By A Wicked Nightmare” by Vulcan Tyrant at www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FGwmixSLEY

TRACKLISTING:

  1. Pagan Rites – Pain Of The Flesh
  2. Pagan Rites – Sign Of The Horn
  3. Vulcan Tyrant – Invocation Of The Lion-Headed Serpent
  4. Vulcan Tyrant – Vexed By A Wicked Nightmare

Source: ClawHammer PR

www.horrorpaingoredeath.com

hpgd.bandcamp.com

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/

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