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INCITE – To Release New Album “Wake Up Dead” On March 25th Through Atomic Fire Records

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

(Photo by Oleg Bogdan)

Arizona groove metal outfit INCITE returns with new songs up their sleeves and have recently signed a contract with Atomic Fire Records. Following five relentless albums and an insane touring schedule under their belts, Richie Cavalera and his gang of misfits gear up for Wake Up Dead, set for release on March 25th. This infectious collection of raucous new tracks and remastered gems from their fifteen-plus year career proves once again that INCITE are indeed the missing link between Machine Head and Lamb Of God.

On their five albums The Slaughter (2009), All Out War (2012), Up In Hell (2014), Oppression (2016), and Built To Destroy (2019), INCITE cemented their reputation as one of America’s leading groove armadas, heavily hitting home with their blend of old-school thrash majesty, frantic aggression, melody, skill, and bravado. What began as a band of greenhorns driving around the States in a shitty van, thrashing small clubs, has evolved into a band with the potential, the passion, and the power to become one of metal’s biggest acts.

Written in several bouts of feverish inspiration during last year’s pandemic chaos, Wake Up Dead delivers the goods in the most relentless way. With recording duties again handled by legendary producer Steve Evetts (who Richie Cavalera notes is, “the only guy who can simultaneously record The Cure and Suicide Silence and pull it off”) in Omen Room Studios just outside Los Angeles, here’s a band that couldn’t be more comfortable with the place they’re in right now.

Kicking off the proceedings with the open fire that is “Fuck With Me (Wake Up Dead),” the record’s menacing second track, “War Soup,” will make a lasting impression on international heavy metal troops standing as the first INCITE song ever to feature the vocals of both Richie and his step-father Max Cavalera, a historical gathering of heavy metal generations.

Comments Richie Cavalera, “Metalheads, we’ve held back this beast long enough! It’s time! We’ve reworked the team, we’ve added more heavy metal, and couldn’t be more fired up! Our new album Wake Up Dead will drop with MinusHead/Atomic Fire Records for the first time ever! This album is exactly what the metal world needs to kick off 2022 heavy AF!”

Atomic Fire Records CEO and founder Markus Wosgien adds, “When Dez Fafara, singer of DevilDriver and manager of acts like Cradle Of Filth, Jinjer, and 8 Kalacas, introduced us the new material of INCITE, we were simply blown away. Those five new tracks simply were the shit! Each track was super catchy, straightforward, and massively brutal and aggressive. I couldn’t believe that I missed this incredible band over all these years and had a new mission: The metal world needs to know about INCITE and how great they are. So, the idea starts to grow to not only do an EP, but also add the best of their old tracks, remaster them, and demonstrate what INCITE is about. This new release is one of the best modern thrash metal releases of all time. This is both fresh, unique, and still somehow old-school as fuck. Fronted by Richie Cavalera, this band has an amazing singer with a serious history and well known parents. Check them out; you all will love them.”

Wake Up Dead – Track Listing:

  1. Fuck With Me (Wake Up Dead)
  2. War Soup [feat. Max Cavalera]
  3. Sucker Punched
  4. Deadbeat
  5. Mental Destruction
  6. Built To Destroy
  7. Stagnant
  8. Fallen
  9. The Aftermath
  10. The Slaughter

Stand by for album preorders and track previews to be launched in the coming weeks.

INCITE:
Richie Cavalera – vocals
Eli Santana – guitars
ChristopherELElsten – bass
Lennon Lopez – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE INCITE.

IMPENDING DOOM – Veteran Deathcore Outfit Unleashes “Culture Of Death” Video – “Hellbent” EP Out Now On MNRK Heavy

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , on January 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Luke Cooper)

Veteran California deathcore outfit IMPENDING DOOM today unleashes their new video for “Culture Of Death.” The ferocious hymn comes off the band’s Hellbent EP, released late last Fall via MNRK Heavy.

Comments vocalist Brook Reeves, “’Culture Of Death’ is a song about sacrificing your beliefs to become someone you’re not for people who don’t care only to feel numb in the end and the wanting to feel alive again.”

View IMPENDING DOOM’s “Culture Of Death” video at THIS LOCATION and below:

Hellbent is a fierce five-song blast of readily identifiable IMPENDING DOOM brutality. The EP showcases the enduring trio who formed the creative core of the band in Riverside, California: Sittig, vocalist Brook Reeves, and guitarist Manny Contreras. “Satanic Panic,” “New World Horror,” “Culture of Death,” “I Must End,” and the title track are punishingly incisive entries into the band’s esteemed canon, which stretches back to their 2005 demo. As reliably as ever, the band warn of society’s inevitable destructive collapse through crushing heaviness, punishing death and grindcore riffing, impossibly guttural growls and a steadfast reverence for Christ.

Recorded with engineer Joseph Calleiro at Dungeon by the Sea in Los Angeles and mixed by longtime band collaborator Will Putney (Knocked Loose, The Ghost Inside, Thy Art Is Murder), Hellbent also comes adorned with the arresting cover art of Jim Pavelec, an illustrator specializing in the occult, sci-fi, horror and fantasy; including pieces for classic RPG Dungeons & Dragons.

Preview and purchase Hellbent today at THIS LOCATION.

View the band’s previously released video for “Satanic Panic” HERE and “New World Horror” HERE.

The Sin And Doom Of Godless Men, IMPENDING DOOM’s devastating 2005 demo, was shocking in its urgent immediacy and its unashamed outspokenness. But that demo was merely a step toward the total devastation that was their debut album, Nailed. Dead. Risen. (2007), which shook the proverbial Earth with its uncompromising vision of what they had transfigured with elements of death metal, grind, and hardcore.

The series of increasingly diverse and intense releases that followed never compromised, always challenging, and pushing the limits of the genre, with the likes of The Serpent Servant (2009), There Will Be Violence (2010), Baptized In Filth (2012), Death Will Reign (2013), and the back-to-basics bludgeoning of The Sin And Doom, Vol. II (2018) appealing to the faithful and faithless alike.

IMPENDING DOOM:
Brook Reeves – vocals
Manny Contreras – guitar
David Sittig – bass

http://www.instagram.com/impendingdoom/

http://www.mnrkheavy.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

VULCAN TYRANT – To Release “Vulcanocide” On February 18th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; Pre-orders + New Single “A Dirty War Is Waged” Live Now

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

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to unleash the debut full-length from evil Blackened Speed/Thrash squad Vulcan Tyrant. Vulcanocide is up now for pre-order and will be released on February 18th on CD and Digital formats.

After 15 plus years dwelling in the Netherlands underground, Vulcan Tyrant present a raw, vicious recording that was recorded fully the old school way: all analog. Vulcanocide rips through your mind and devastates your soul with evil blackened Speed/Thrash for true metal maniacs only! Vulcan Tyrant knows no boundaries, and no one is safe from the primal hellfire… fuck off and die posers!

Vulcanocide also features exclusive cover artwork by Daniel Shaw (Toxic Holocaust, Disma, P.L.F., Insect Warfare). For fans of Abigail, Bathory, Destruction, Metallica (demo + debut days), Morbid, Nocturnal, Poison, Razor, Sabbat, early Slayer, Sodom, Toxic Holocaust, and Venom.

Listen to the track “A Dirty War Is Waged” at youtu.be/Q5iTmUfdBlo and below:

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

Pre-order Vulcanocide on digital and CD at hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/vulcanocide

Pre-order theT-Shirt HERE

Pre-order theT-shirt / CD bundle HERE

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Introcide
  2. A Dirty War Is Waged
  3. Demonize The Spirit
  4. Eating Your Mind
  5. Medal Of Honor
  6. Pagan Ways
  7. Remember What The Evil One Said
  8. Work Of The Devil
  9. Your Eyes And Ears Will Bleed
  10. Outrocide

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions:
www.horrorpaingoredeath.com
hpgd.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE VULCAN TYRANT.

Texas Thrashers XIL To Release New Album

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

Texas thrashers XIL will release their upcoming album Rip & Tear via Confused Records on Feb 25th 2022.

Blasting out of the savage underground of south-central Texas, the trio unshackle a dynamic sound born out of speed and thrash, with a riotous rock ‘n’ roll edge. Attacking with a powerful brutality, XIL’s new album speeds through the light barrier with intense energy that refuses to let up. “Speedemons” races at redneck speed following the dark entities in their mission to pillage and plunder the human species. “Breakneck” begins with a slower tempo building up to a dramatic transition into hard-hitting percussion and kick-ass guitar riffs.

Creating a wall of sound with the instrumentation, XIL’s vocals soar above the utter heavy chaos, bringing their own raw, aggressive impact into the mix. Concluding Rip & Tear with “Equinox” combines the pillars of their sound to an ultimate climax. It’s energetic and filled up on guitar riffs producing a blazing effect.

The future of the Earth may be looking rather bleak as the demonic warrior forces take control, but death by thrash and speed seems like a pretty good way to go. Dive head-first into this epic metal fantasy.

Listen to the first single “Breakneck” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_hkQ-5vgWA

Pre-save the album: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/xil2/rip–tear

XIL:
Jordan L. Hoffart: Sync-keeper of ravenous MotörBeats / keys
Austin James: Four stringed black thunder / lead vocal destruction
‘Big Joe’ Aguilar: Hellish blues disturbance / secondary overkill throat

Socials:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xxexile
Bandcamp: https://xilspeedemons.bandcamp.com/

Source: C Squared Music

TWISTED TOWER DIRE – Nameless Grave Records To Release “Crest Of The Martyrs Demos” From Virginia Heavy Metal Act – “Some Other Time, Some Other Place” Streaming + Preorders Posted

Posted in classic metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(photo by Charry Jones)

Nameless Grave Records presents Crest Of The Martyrs Demos, an alternate/demo version of TWISTED TOWER DIRE’s adored third album, making the recordings available for the first time.

In the days of olde, after classic heavy metal was supplanted by extreme music and before the current reignition of interest that the genre has enjoyed, Northern Virginia’s TWISTED TOWER DIRE tirelessly defended true heavy metal in all forms as they sought to breathe new light into a then largely dead genre. By the time their now-legendary third album Crest Of The Martyrs was written they were on top of the world, having played Wacken for the first time a couple years earlier and having released two full-lengths on The Miskatonic Foundation, run by Rich Walker of Solstice fame, as well as a wide array of EPs, splits, compilation tracks, and more.

Crest Of The Martyrs was the next step: a bigger power metal label, sleeker production, and TWISTED TOWER DIRE’s biggest hooks and choruses yet. Underneath the gleaming power metal edge provided by the production provided by the label and studio still lurked the same triumphing true metal band, however, and for the first time, Nameless Grave Records is proud to present Crest Of The Martyrs the way the band originally intended it: as a devastating, lean set of heavy metal bangers untouched by modern power metal production, and alternate studio decisions.

Old fans of the band can rejoice to have this different set of recordings available for the first time, and new fans can marvel at the powerhouse of one of America’s finest bands playing at their best. Highly recommended for fans of Visigoth, Pharaoh, and Omen.

Recorded in 2002 at Killabrew Studios, produced by Matt Crooks and TWISTED TOWER DIRE, and mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studios, Crest Of The Martyrs Demos is completed with artwork personally done for this release by guitarist Scott Waldrop. The CD version features bonus tracks not included on the vinyl, including a second demo as well as a live track from Wacken 2003, and both the CD and vinyl editions bear liner notes from the band. The LP will be pressed in a total run of 500 copies, including 300 on Black and 100 on Silver. No Remorse Records (Greece) will have an exclusive 100 copies on Light Blue vinyl.

Stream the previously unreleased version of TWISTED TOWER DIRE’s “Some Other Time, Some Other Place” RIGHT HERE.

Crest Of The Martyrs Demos will be released through Nameless Grave Records on March 3rd. Find preorders at Bandcamp HERE and the label webshop HERE.

Crest Of The Martyrs Demos Track Listing:

  1. At Night
  2. Some Other Time, Some Other Place
  3. Axes And Honor
  4. To Be A Champion
  5. Infinitum
  6. Fight To Be Free
  7. Transfixed
  8. Guardian Bloodline
  9. The Reflecting Pool

TWISTED TOWER DIRE Crest Of The Martyrs lineup:
Tony Taylor – vocals
Scott Waldrop – guitar
David Boyd – guitar
Marc Stauffer – drums
Jim Hunter – bass

Source: EARSPLIT PR

Blizzard Is Here! Finnish SHADE OF SORROW Released A New Single!

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish melodic death metal one-man-band SHADE OF SORROW released a new song named METEOR. The song and the video is produced by all-around metal heavyweight Tuomas Saukkonen (Wolfheart, Dawn of Solace, Before the Dawn etc). METEOR is is described as cold beautiness as the northern blizzard.

METEOR on Youtube: https://youtu.be/0AEFPxye4iM and below:

Composer MIKA KANKAINEN comments:”METEOR is a product of black, destroyed heart filled with emotions. Heavy, straight forward and raw. The strongest song I have ever written.”

METEOR on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3tgylAh

Tuomas Saukkonen comments:

“Grand forger of cold and melodic metal Shade of Sorrow is back with a new single “Meteor”. This one of the most promising new flag-bearers of Finnish metal scene is ready to take the world by storm and that storm is coming from the North!”

Youtube: https://youtu.be/0AEFPxye4iM

Apple Music: https://apple.co/3njKBfj

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3tgylAh

Vancouver Trad-Metallers MAULE Premiere New Song: “Sword Woman”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Vancouver (BC) – New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal newcomers Maule have released a new song from their forthcoming debut album. “Sword Woman” is available to stream at: youtu.be/i9E0IYetTF4

Maule will release their self-titled, full-length debut album January 14, 2022 on Gates of Hell Records (a Cruz Del Sur Music sub-label). Pre-orders are available at the following links:

CD: https://tinyurl.com/2p8fhtx8
LP: https://tinyurl.com/4wdt5rws

A lyric video for opening track “Evil Eye” is available at: youtu.be/eB5noCcqIRM

Pure, aggressive traditional metal that captures the spirit of NWOBHM for the 21st century! On their self-titled album, Vancouver’s Maule reinvigorates the sounds of the early 1980s with a fresh, energetic twist, making it one of the year’s most exciting debuts!

More than four decades after its arrival, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) continues to inspire new musicians. Its first wave, of course, helped create thrash and laid the groundwork for the European and North American metal scenes that would take shape throughout the ensuing decade. And while Iron Maiden and Saxon emerged as the unabashed mainstays of the style, bands like Angel Witch, Blitzkrieg, Diamond Head and Tygers of Pan Tang established the core sonic tenants that now live on through bands a generation removed, including Vancouver, British Columbia’s Maule.

Formed in 2017 by rhythm guitarist/vocalist Jakob Weel and bassist Johnny Maule, Maule broke onto the scene in 2019 with their From Hell demo. The five-song offering made waves throughout the metal underground, showcasing a young band with a deft grasp on traditional metal. As it turns out, Johnny Maule and original lead guitarist Daniel Gottardo came from a classical and jazz music background, informing their unique sense of riffs, rhythms and songwriting arrangements. The momentum from the From Hell demo carried the band into 2020 when they began work on what became their eponymous debut, their first release for Gates of Hell Records.

Recorded in February 2020 at Little Red Sounds Studio with producer and engineer Michael Kraushaar, who previously manned the From Hell sessions, Maule’s self-titled debut is an nine-song realization of the band’s sound, stocked with thrash-inspired riffing, anthemic choruses, blazing leads and Weel’s sharp, biting vocal approach that capably handles aggressive and mid-tempo material. (Gottardo played all leads on the album, but has since been replaced by Justin Walker.)

Lyrically, Maule embraces the storytelling philosophy embraced throughout classic metal with tales of life and death, with additional nods to Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft. The album’s cover art was created by Dave Levi Holland and was based on a sketch from Johnny Maule.

Track Listing:

  1. Evil Eye
  2. Ritual
  3. Summoner
  4. Maule
  5. Red Sonya
  6. Sword Woman
  7. Father Time
  8. March of the Dead
  9. We Ride

Album Line-Up:
Jakob Weel – Vocals/guitars
Daniel Gottardo – Lead guitars
Johnny Maule – Bass
Eddie Riumin – Drums

Current Line-Up:
Jakob Weel – Vocals/guitars
Justin Walker – Lead guitars
Johnny Maule – Bass
Eddie Riumin – Drums

gatesofhellrecords.com

maule.bandcamp.com/releases

cruzdelsurmusic.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

HELL MACHINE Release Official Video for “Devil Spawn”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Australian Blackened Thrash Metal Duo HELL MACHINE have released the official video for “Devil Spawn,” a track from new album Relentless Aggression.

Check out the video at youtu.be/9_KCNt2xv58 or below:

HELL MACHINE released sophomore album Relentless Aggression on November 27. The beast is available to stream and/or purchase at the following link:

hellmachine.bandcamp.com/album/relentless-aggression

Arising from the red metal sands of Central Australia is HELL MACHINE. Equal parts Thrash and Black Metal, the deuce of Dave Hellrazor (Bass/Vocals) and Mal Machine (Drums) are a finely tuned weapon borne of searing desert heat and old-school heavy metal influence.

2018 saw the release of their first division of liturgies – Merciless Hate – before HELL MACHINE exploded onto stages, including cult underground festivals Blacken Open Air and Hell On The Bay. Congregations of crazed fans have been left wanting more ever since.

Now as 2021 closes, HELL MACHINEcome armed again with another sonic rampage in Relentless Aggression. Eighttracks expertly crafted and recorded at Pony Music in Melbourne. The new disc lays siege to the temples of hypocrisy, and night terrors to feeble happy clapping stooges. Upon closing, nothing is left but particles of the faithful.

2022 will see HELL MACHINE deploy their large-calibre assault at Steel Assassins 10 (Sydney) and Churches of Steel Festival (Adelaide). Forewarned is forearmed. Get ready to ride into the dust on power strokes of razor sharp riffs, relentless drumming and the sledgehammer attack ofthe one and only HELL MACHINE! This is the adrenaline charge that fans of blackened thrash need.

Track Listing:

  1. Devil Spawn
  2. She-Demon
  3. Burn In Hell
  4. God Is Nowhere
  5. Gates of Hell
  6. Lowlife
  7. Possession
  8. Hammer of Hate

Line-up:

Bass/Vocals: Dave Hellrazor
Drums/Vocals: Mal Machine

hellmachine.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/HellMachineAus

instagram.com/hellmachineofficial

Source: ClawHammer PR

DARKNESS EVERYWHERE – Bay Area Melodic Death Act With Members Of Light This City, Crepuscle And More To Release Debut EP Via Creator-Destructor Records; “Reign Of Chaos” Now Playing

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

photo by Michelle Nisbet

Creator-Destructor Records presents Oakland, California-based melodic death metal band DARKNESS EVERYWHERE. The new act has completed production on their debut EP, The Seventh Circle, set for release in late February, today unleashing the lead single, “Reign Of Chaos,” alongside the cover art and more.

DARKNESS EVERYWHERE unites vocalist/guitarist/drummer Ben Murray, guitarist Cameron Stucky, and renowned producer engineer Zack Ohren on bass. The band formed in late 2020 with the goal of writing songs heavily influenced by the classic mid-1990s Swedish melodic death metal sound. This isn’t the individual members’ first round around the block when it comes to melodic death metal, as Murray is a founding member of Bay Area band Light This City, and Stucky is a member of symphonic melodic metal act, Crepuscle. Ohren recorded and produced all of Light This City’s albums throughout the past twenty years and continues to be one of the leading metal producers in the industry, having worked with Machine Head, All Shall Perish, and many more.

The glory years of early In Flames, At the Gates, and Dark Tranquillity are what largely inform the sound and aesthetic of DARKNESS EVERYWHERE. The core of the band is built on the feel of those legendary records, while offering a refreshing take on the no frills melodic death metal sound akin to the output of modern outfits Darkest Hour, The Haunted, and God Forbid. The band wastes no time in getting to the point of melodic death metal riffing and driving, thrashing tempos.

The Seventh Circle refers to the Dante’s Seventh Layer Of Hell, where acts of violence in life are punished in death. The endless torture inflicted upon human souls for their past sins of hatred is an all-consuming reality in the lyrical themes of the seven songs that comprise DARKNESS EVERYWHERE’s debut EP. The record was recorded in late 2020 at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, engineered and produced by Zack Ohren, and completed with cover artwork by Samuel Nelson. Additionally, The Seventh Circle features guest vocals from Laura Nichol (Light This City) on “Survival Of The Sun,” John Henry (Darkest Hour) on “The Grand Impact,” and X on “The Seventh Circle.”

The lead single from DARKNESS EVERYWHERE and The Seventh Circle, “Reign Of Chaos,” is now playing at all digital streaming services including YouTube HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

The Seventh Circle will see digital release on February 25th through Creator-Destructor – the label owned and operated by the band’s Ben Murray – with a vinyl version to follow shortly after. Find digital preorders at Bandcamp HERE.

Watch for vinyl/merch details and preorders to post alongside additional audio previews, videos, and more from the album over the weeks ahead.

The Seventh Circle Track Listing:

  1. Apocalyptic Nightmares
  2. Darkness Everywhere
  3. The Grand Impact
  4. Lost Dimensions
  5. Reign Of Chaos
  6. Survival Of The Sun
  7. The Seventh Circle

DARKNESS EVERYWHERE:
Ben Murray – guitar/drums/vocals
Cameron Stucky – guitar
Zack Ohren – bass

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.creator-destructor.com

LONG LIVE DARKNESS EVERYWHERE.

CELTIC HILLS – Reveal Tracklisting And Artwork Story Of Upcoming Album “Huldufólk”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

“Huldufólk” is the new album by Italian legendary Speed/thrash metallers CELTIC HILLS, the band continues to tell and describe their land, but the intention of this new work is to walk the road in a different way! “Huldufólk” is coming out in 2022 via Elevate Records.

Band’s singer and guitarist Jonathan Vanderbilt reveals on the album cover artwork:

“The cover was again entrusted to Sheila Franco with the input of drawing a brighter cover, with the predominant green between the green that characterizes the MATRIX movie and the green of uncontaminated nature. A record in the balance between the enchanted world of legends, heroic deeds performed by people who wanted a better world. A record that looks to the past, projecting itself into a future to be built. A passing disc that wants to take past history with it to go further …to draw.”

The tracklisting reads the following:
1 – The Secret of the Grail
2 – Metal Message
3 – After The Eartquake
4 – Hidden Folk
5 – Green Forest
6 – Gate Of Hollow Earth
7 – Living Out Of The Egg
8 – The Sound Of Earth
9 – The Hammer Of Thor
10 – Villacher Kirktag
Bonus track
Words In Out (remix 2022)
Living Out Of The Egg sung by Simone Cescutti

Photo-edit by Pino Magliani

The drummer Simone Cescutti after this job leaves the band to pursue a career as a singer and guitarist with his own band! So, to greet his fans, he sings a song called “Living out of the Egg”. The other texts dedicated to the history of Friuli are “After the Earthquake” which speaks of the strength and courage of the Friulian people in rebuilding the territory devastated by the earthquake of 6 May 1976. “The Gate of Hollow Earth” tells of the legends of the mountains behind the city of Pordenone where there would be a secret entrance to the hollow earth.

The album ends with the track “Villacher Kirktag” which tells of the Beer Festival in the city of Villach in Austria where every first Saturday of August Friulian boys go to party getting drunk and harassing beautiful Austrian girls! The text is sung in English with “notations” in Friulian and Austrian.

The album was produced also this time by Michele Guaitoli singer of Temperance and Vision of Atlantis in the studios of the Groove Factory in Udine and for the realization of the cover again the talented Sheila Franco.

Just recently was announced the guest guitarist, Gabriele Pala (Karnak, Azure Agony, Goldenseed), playing two solos in the album for the songs ‘Green Forest’ and ‘Gate of Hollow Earth’. In addition to being a very good guitarist, Gabriele is an expert connoisseur of Chapman Stick, an instrument played with the tapping technique.

Earlier Jonathan revealed on “Huldufólk”:
“Again this time we will talk about Friuli, and the theory is at work that the location of the American Air Force Base Aviano is used to control an ancient access to the underground world, which has been used by the pagan gods since ancient times. The magical rites of the inhabitants of the mountains and the places where elves, fairies and gnomes once lived among the people are revealed. There are already definitive titles such as The Sound of the Earth in F sharp minor. A text tells how you can use the beneficial energy of the trees at dawn to strengthen your energies, but there will be no lack of historical events that accompany every CELTIC HILLS album.”

2021 was a very positive year for CELTIC HILLS! The reviews of the ‘Mystai Keltoy’ album have been many, published on the major world newspapers and all with an average rating of around 9.

Order the album here: http://smarturl.it/zr31wj
Stream the album on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/5pPqQTeqqhudestuaOr8KC

Source: Split Screen Management

LONG LIVE CELTIC HILLS.

EXMORTUS – Unveils ‘Legions Of The Undead’ Video; New Horror-Themed EP Out Now

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 28, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

With All Hallows’ Eve and the Day of the Dead fast approaching, the L.A.-based thrash/death/shred quartet EXMORTUS has unveiled a visualizer for the title track for their just-released horror-themed EP Legions of the Undead. Check out the clip – which was designed by Wayne Joyner (Dream Theater, Devin Townsend). Watch it  HERE or below:

Says guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez, “Just in time for Halloween, enjoy this video of the new EP title track, ‘Legions of the Undead,’ inspired by the darker themes in Tolkien & Lovecraft lore. We are extremely excited to perform the new songs on Death Angel’s North American Humanicide Tour this November and December. See you on the road, Legions!”

As Gonzalez acknowledged, the song “Legions of the Dead” nods to the Dead Men of Dunharrow in “Lord Of The Rings.” It is joined on the new EP by one other new original track – the “Evil Dead”-inspired “Swallow Your Soul” – as well as three instrumental covers: renditions of Danny Elfman’s “Beetlejuice” theme and Bernard Hermann’s theme from Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic “Psycho,” as well as a neoclassical shred take on 19th Century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s haunting “Night On Bald Mountain.”

Recorded earlier this year with longtime producer Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Immolation) at Oakland’s Sharkbite Studios, “Legions Of The Undead” – the cover art for which was designed by Toha “AHOT” Mashudi – is now available via the band’s own Exmortus Music in cooperation with M-Theory Audio. Physical copies can be ordered on CD and limited-edition green slime-colored vinyl HERE.

“Legions Of The Undead” marks the first EXMORTUS release featuring the lineup – founding guitarist/vocalist Gonzalez, guitarist Chase Becker (also of Warbringer), bassist Cody Nunez and drummer Adrian Aguilar – that has logged numerous miles on the road together over the past two years with the likes of Obituary, Venom Inc., Sabaton, Kreator, Havok, Allegaeon, Hatchet, Homewrecker and The Absence. The group – whose most recent performance was alongside Exodus at the legendary thrash group’s sold-out “Bonded By Con” concert during San Diego’s recent Comic-Con – will support another iconic Bay Area act this fall, when they team up with Death Angel for a five-week tour across the U.S. and Canada. See below for the complete itinerary.

Founded by Gonzalez when he was just 12 years old, EXMORTUS released their debut album, “In Hatred’s Flame,” via Heavy Artillery in 2008. After gaining additional acclaim with their 2011 sophomore effort “Beyond The Fall Of Time,” the group signed a three-album deal with Prosthetic Records in 2013. In support of that acclaimed trilogy of releases (2014’s “Slave To The Sword,” 2016’s “Ride Forth” and 2018’s “The Sound Of Steel”), the band toured alongside some of metal’s biggest names, including Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Abbath, Dark Tranquillity and Marty Friedman, earning extensive praise along the way for their live power, prowess and proficiency.

EXMORTUS on tour with Death Angel:

Nov 13 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst (EXMORTUS only)

Nov 14 – Chico, CA – Metal Shop (EXMORTUS ONLY)

Nov 15 – Bend, OR – Third St. Pub (EXMORTUS only)

Nov 16 – Seattle, WA – Club Sur

Nov 17 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

Nov 18 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater

Nov 19 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite

Nov 20 – Calgary, AB – Dickens

Nov 21 – Regina, SK – The Exchange

Nov 22 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramids

Nov 23 – St. Paul, MN – The Amsterdam

Nov 25 – London, ON – London Music Hall

Nov 26 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Nov 27 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

Nov 28 – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey

Nov 29 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles

Nov 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

Dec 1 – New Bedford, MA – Vault @ Greasy Luck

Dec 2 – Waterford, NY – Chrome (EXMORTUS only)

Dec 3 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon

Dec 4 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar

Dec 5 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club

Dec 6 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

Dec 7 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug

Dec 8 – Orlando, FL – The Haven

Dec 9 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box (EXMORTUS only)

Dec 10 – Lafayette, LA – Grant Street

Dec 11 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar

Dec 12 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

Dec 13 – Dallas, TX – Trees

Dec 14 – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine

Dec 15 – Enid, OK – 1927 Event Center

Dec 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad

Dec 18 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red

Dec 19 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky

For more info:

www.m-theoryaudio.com

www.exmortusmusic.com

www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

www.instagram.com/exmortus_official

Source:

M-Theory Audio

LONG LIVE EXMORTUS.

STONE.

W.A.S.P. – Performing At KNOTFEST In Bogota, Colombia On December 6th, 2019

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From the W.A.S.P. facebook:

W.A.S.P. is happy to announce their participation in the upcoming KnotFest Festival in Bogota, Colombia, on December 6th 2019.
We look forward to seeing you there!!

Festival info: https://knotfestcolombia.com/

For more W.A.S.P. – W.A.S.P. Nation (Official)

LONG LIVE W.A.S.P.

LONG LIVE KNOTFEST.

STONE.

CONNECTICUT METAL COALITION – Releases Inaugural Comp Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 20, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

The newly minted Connecticut Metal Coalition has released its first compilation, aptly titled Connecticut Metal Coalition Volume One.  Organizer Ryan Early told Alternative Control, “The CMC is intended to be an ever-evolving group of both established and up-and-coming local musicians with the common goal of promoting and advancing our scene as a whole entity. […]  The compilation is mostly just a vehicle that we can use the promote the scene to newcomers. It’s certainly not an unheard-of idea, but the goal was to put together an eclectic collection of songs from CT indie bands across all genres of metal.”

Featured Artists:
Dread These Days
Murder Monday
Iblissian
Owl Maker
Piercing Immortality
Apostasy
Continuum
Enemy of Reason
Glass Divide
Condition Zero
Archaic Decapitator
The Shape
She Walks Without Legs
Cyperna
Physics of Demise

CMC Volume One is available for free streaming and download on bandcamp: https://ctmetalcoalition.bandcamp.com/

A limited number of CD copies are available through the participating bands.

Read Early’s full interview on Alternative Control here: http://www.alternativecontrolct.com/music/ct-metal-coalition/#.XYK4QChKhPY

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE CONNECTICUT METAL.

STONE.

NEBULAE – Italian Metallers Reveal Details Of New Album “Pulse”!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Italian metallers NEBULAE are ready to reveal details of what will be the band’s second full-length studio album. Titled “Pulse”, the nine-track album is set for release on the 18th October via Time To Kill Records.

Groove is clearly evident in the band’s style which however includes references to several metal genres, old and new. The album with its varied and intensively composed songs will surely appeal to fans of Gojira, Tesseract, Deftones, Jinjer and Klone.

“The new album has a mission: to make peace understood through a specific mantra ‘Listen. Understand. React.’ The title ‘Pulse’ – Impulse is the basis of all that animates us, of everything that makes us resist to events. It is the primary push to improve and evolve. The sequence of tracks into the album examines the unfolding over time of human experiences that lead the human being to evolve and fight, marked by everything he has faced and is still preparing to face”.

The record’s first single, “Removal”, is now streaming HERE and below:

“Pulse” – Track List:

  1. Trapped
  2. Dawning
  3. Removal
  4. Bend Down
  5. Poors
  6. Bite
  7. Smother
  8. Control
  9. Dust

Album pre-orders are available here.

Line-up:

Miriam Granatello – Vocals
Eduardo Mazza – Guitar
Antonio Masciandaro – Bass
Alfonso Mocerino – Drums

NEBULAE:

https://www.facebook.com/nebulaeofficial/
https://nebulaeofficial.bandcamp.com/

Time To Kill Records:

https://www.facebook.com/timetokillrecords/
http://www.timetokill-records.com/

Source:

LONG LIVE NEBULAE.

STONE.

HELLYEAH – A Celebration Of The Life Of Vinnie Paul – Tour Dates, Cities And Venues Listed!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From HELLYEAH facebook:

Please join us in celebrating the life of our Brother and Bandmate, with a very special event: HELLYEAH: A Celebration of the Life of Vinnie Paul this summer.

More band info: HELLYEAH

LONG LIVE HELLYEAH.

REST IN PEACE, VINNIE PAUL.

STONE.

WARBEAST – Texas Metal Titans To Release “Enter The Arena” Full-Length Via Housecore Records This August

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 8, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Warbeast - Enter The Arena - promo album cover pic - #7MOILNSGO777

Vocalist Bruce Corbitt Announces Retirement Following Cancer Diagnosis – Final Farewell Footage Posted + Medical Fundraising Campaign Launched

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Texas metal titans WARBEAST will release their long-waited new full-length, Enter The Arena, this August via Philip H. Anselmo‘s own Housecore Records. Captured at Anselmo’s Nodferatu’s Lair, mixed by Mike Thompson at the Riff Factory and mastered by Lee Russell, Enter The Arena features newest WARBEAST recruits, guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud and stands among the band’s most potent, volatile, and unrepentant powerful offering yet.

“We recorded Enter The Arena exactly a decade after we formed WARBEAST,” notes vocalist Bruce Corbitt. “The nucleus and founding members of this band [guitarist Scott Shelby, drummer Joey Gonzalez, and Corbitt] provided the essential veteran leadership that was vital for us to reach our goal of creating our magnum opus. The three of us also contributed our unique individual styles to guarantee that we still sound like WARBEAST. But with the addition of our two newest members – guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud – who I call the ‘Youngbloods,’ it was like adding a breath-of-fresh-air to our chemistry. We definitely sound like a well-oiled-machine on this album. So get prepared for the upcoming onslaught of pure, fresh, and quintessential Texas thrash!”

Enter The Arena is WARBEAST at its finest in performance, writing and tone quality,” adds Shelby. “I’m confident that it will please any rivethead out there! I believe it’s mine and our best work to date.”

Enter The Arena will see release on August 4th. Preorder bundles are currently available. For CD bundles visit THIS LOCATION. For vinyl bundles go to THIS LOCATION

The release of WARBEAST‘s Enter The Arenafollows Corbitt’s recent and tragic announcement that he’s been diagnosed with esophageal cancer –a treatable though rarely curable disease – facing the likelihood that he will never be able to sing again.

In a recent Facebook message to fans, Corbitt revealed, “After much discussion with the doctors and specialist, they’ve told me there’s no chance within any reasonable time that I’ll ever be able to perform again. So it breaks my heart at this time that I’m forced to announce my retirement from singing. I’m sorry to all of my bandmates for letting them down. I’m devastated with all of this hitting me so fast. I’m still in shock. Thanks for all of the great support all these years,” he continues. “You’re the best fans and I love all of you! We at least have a great WARBEAST album and music video coming soon. I can’t even begin to explain my feelings. You guys have given me the strength I need to even prepare for this fight. Honestly, I was close to losing hope that there was any good to come out of this. Of course, I’m scared for my life, like any normal human being would be. Those moments when I can get on Facebook and scroll through all of your messages, the emotion takes over. I cry, I get stronger, I also realize what all of you mean to me. I do believe in the power prayer and positive vibes. And I have all of you to thank for that.”

Corbitt, who recently began an intensive schedule of radiation treatments, played his final show on Saturday May 27th at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas. View the farewell footage at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, the band’s previously scheduled CD release party will be taking place on Friday, July 14th at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, Texas. Vocals will be handled by Anselmo, Edwin Neal (Texas Chain Saw Massacre), and Wayne Abney of Hammer Witch.

**A special fund to help with the Corbitt family’s escalating medical expenses has been set up. To donate visit THIS LOCATION.

Enter The Arena Track Listing:

  1. Centuries Of Poisoned Soil
  2. Punishment For Gluttony
  3. Orchestration Of Violence
  4. Maze Of The Minotaur
  5. Hitchhiker
  6. Chemicals Consuming
  7. Enter The Arena
  8. The Scalping
  9. Conjuration With The Devil
  10. Ancient Hate

WARBEAST:

7/14/2017 The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX * CD Release Party [info]

With the “retro-thrash” trend in full-swing, and hordes of bands trying to re-create “old school metal,” Texas monsters WARBEAST offer the real thing. Their music is not the result of careful study of ’80s thrash or classic metal; it just comes naturally because that is who they are.

The roots of WARBEAST are firmly entrenched in the legendary ’80s Texas underground metal scene. Vocalist Bruce Corbitt was the voice of speed metal splatter kings Rigor Mortis, who achieved major label success on Capitol Records in 1988. Guitarist Scott Shelby was part of the riff machine behind Gammacide, one of Texas’ most furious thrash exports. Drum tornado Joey Gonzalez now also provides blasts and mayhem for Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals and Superjoint.

The band’s Krush The Enemy debut was released in 2010 on Housecore Records. It featured ten tracks covering a wide range of Metal terrain aimed squarely at the neck-snapping headbanger in the front row. For WARBEAST, “Metal” signifies high-speed riffing, thunderous double bass, roaring vocals, and plenty of blazing guitar solos. By the spring of 2012, WARBEAST hunkered down to record Destroy with legendary Pantera and Down frontman and label founder Philip H. Anselmo behind the board at his own Nodferatu’s Lair. The result was an uncompromising and unbridled thrash assault.

Living up to its moniker, the collection saw the Texas outfit sharpen their claws and bare their teeth even more than before. “I want people to feel like they’ve been hit with a sledgehammer ten times in a row when they hear this,” said Corbitt of the release. “As long as they feel strongly about, we’ve accomplished our mission.” Five years later, it’s time to unleash the sonic battery of Enter The Arena.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info on WARBEAST:

http://www.facebook.com/warbeast1

http://www.thehousecorerecords.com
http://www.thehousecorestore.com
http://www.facebook.com/housecorerecords

LONG LIVE WARBEAST.

STAY STRONG, BRUCE CORBITT. WE LOVE YOU.

Stone.

New England’s SCALPEL To Release ‘Methods To Delusion’ On July 25th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 26, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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New England Death Squad SCALPEL will self-release new album Methods to Delusion on July 25. A promo video for “Labors of Loathing” is available at the following link:

https://youtu.be/pqIFEmor2fg

Crusted severed toes nailed to walls; humans covered head to toe in needles administering horrific psychoactive chemicals; an infant’s head being turned to apple sauce on a kitchen counter’s edge – these are only fragments of the surreal and vicious stories told on SCALPEL’s Methods to Delusion. Wielding chainsaw guitars and sledgehammer percussion, Methods to Delusion brings back a psychedelic element to extreme music, inflicting chaos and sickening truth unto the listener. The album was engineered by Colin Marston (GORGUTS) at Thousand Caves Studios.

Pre-order: http://scalpel.bigcartel.com/product/methods-to-delusion-pre-order-only

Track Listing:

  1. The Cleaner
  2. Labors of Loathing
  3. The Stink
  4. Feeding the Worm
  5. Interdelude
  6. Methods to Delusion
  7. The Woodsman (Part II)
  8. Brooding in the Gloom
  9. Lung Butter
  10. Intensified Festering

BAND BIO:

Death Metal is a visceral art that is dependent upon the extreme dedication of its loyal fans. We have no other purpose but to deliver a version of this art to those same fans like us, whose lives have been claimed by the likes of SUFFOCATION, CARCASS, and DEATH. It is in this vein that we construct our own brutal dirges, devoid of genre restriction and eager to explore the darker realms of music.

SCALPEL is a four-piece band hailing from various cesspools in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Guitarists Manny Egbert and Taylor Brennan assume dual vocal duties layered on top of blistering guitars; Matt Bellows belches deafening low-end proficiency on the bass guitar, and Chip Fay thunders behind the drum set, collectively driving the chaos that is the SCALPEL sound.

* For more SCALPEL:

www.facebook.com/Scalpelofficial/

 https://scalpel.bandcamp.com/

www.instagram.com/scalpelofficial/

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE SCALPEL.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

ALLEGAEON To Kick Off Co-Headlining Tour With ACT OF DEFIANCE Next Week

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on October 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Act Of Defiance - Allegaeon - North American Tour - promo flyer - 2015 - #MOMSSNSC39395

Colorado’s ALLEGAEON will return to the road next week on a co-headlining run with label mates Act Of Defiance. Set to commence in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 22nd, the band will conquer the stages of over two dozen venues including a stop at the Providence Metal Fest in Providence, Rhode Island, the tour coming to a close on December 5th in Pomona, California.

ALLEGAEON will be touring in support of their Elements Of The Infinite full-length, released last year via Metal Blade Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage etc.) at Flatline Audio in Colorado, Elements Of The Infinite serves as the band’s most realized and mature release to date; rightfully claiming spots on a medley of year-end lists, including Loudwire.com, MetalSucks.net, and HeavyBlogisHeavy.com.

For the first time ever, ALLEGAEON cracked the Billboard Charts and Canadian Charts with the record earning the #25 spot on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #31 on the Canadian Hard Rock Charts and #141 on the Canadian Digital Music Charts. On the day of release in Canada, the album was #1 on iTunes Metal Chart, #6 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #38 on the iTunes Top 200 Current Album Chart. In the US, the album peaked at #3 on the iTunes Metal Chart.

Elements Of The Infinite can be ordered now at http://www.metalblade.com/allegaeon, where the band’s previous videos for “1.618,” “Our Cosmic Casket,” and “Dyson Sphere” are also streaming.

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ALLEGAEON w/ ACT OF DEFIANCE:
10/22/2015 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
10/23/2015 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
10/24/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/26/2015 Psychedelic Ballroom – Reno, NV
10/28/2015 Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT
10/29/2015 Moxi Theater – Greeley, CO * no Act Of Defiance
10/30/2015 Marquis – Denver, CO
10/31/2015 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
11/01/2015 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
11/03/2015 Vintage Villains – Danville, IL
11/04/2015 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
11/05/2015 Token Lounge – Westland, MI
11/06/2015 The Foundry – Lakefield, OH
11/08/2015 Flour City Station – Rochester, OH
11/09/2015 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
11/11/2015 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
11/13/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
11/14/2015 Waterfront Tavern – Holyoke, MA
11/15/2015 Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI @ Providence Metal Fest
11/16/2015 Championships – Trenton, NJ
11/18/2015 Ziggys – Winston-Salem, NC
11/19/2015 Ziggys by the Sea – Wilmington, NC
11/20/2015 Drunk Horse – Raleigh, NC
11/22/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/29/2015 Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
11/30/2015 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
12/01/2015 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
12/04/2015 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
12/05/2015 Glass House – Pomona, CA

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/allegaeon

http://www.youtube.com/ALLEGAEON

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ALLEGAEON.

LONG LIVE ACT OF DEFIANCE.

Stone.

SAVIOURS – To Release Palace Of Vision Full-Length This October Via Listenable Records; New Track Playing At Cvlt Nation

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Saviours - Palace Of Vision - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #3337770MM

This Fall, California metallers, SAVIOURS, will drop the molten fruits of their new full-length this Fall via a new partnership with France’s Listenable Records. Titled Palace Of Vision, their first full-length in four years was captured at Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon with the inimitable Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Taurus, Ommadon etc.) and boasts nine tracks of SAVIOURS‘ signature brand of towering riffs, colossal rhythms, infectious guitar harmonies and an obsession with the end of times, the occult, psychedelics and the arcane.

“It’s a natural and logical continuation of where we left off with [2011’s] Death’s Procession,” said drummer Scott Batiste of the offering. “There are some doomy crushers and faster ragers.” As an added bonus, the record comes sheathed in the fittingly dark, intricately transfixing cover renderings of Derrick Snodgrass (Obliterations, Lecherous Gaze).

In anticipation of its arrival, today Cvlt Nation offers up the first helping of Palace Of Vision in the form of opening bruiser, Burning Shrine. Comments Batiste, “‘Burning Shrine’ is about watching the world burn as it is ruined by religious zealots. Crank it up, live evil or die!”

Adds Cvlt Nation: “This motherfucker is a straight raging jam! Fasten your seat belt, press play and let the mammoth riffs the band kicks out do the rest. Caution: SAVIOURS have been known to cause non-stop headbanging – you have been warned!”

Turn up and tune out at THIS LOCATION.

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Palace Of Vision – Track Listing:

  1. Burning Shrine
  2. Cursed Night
  3. Devil’s Crown
  4. Flesh Of Fire
  5. Hell’s Floor
  6. Palace Of Vision
  7. The Beast Remains
  8. The Mountain
  9. The Seeker

In related news, SAVIOURS will bring their riffs to the stage with a pair of east coast/west coast fest performances with additional live incursions to be announced in the coming weeks.

SAVIOURS:

9/05/2015 Cosmic Sonic Rendezvous Festival @ The Wick – Brooklyn, NY

11/1/3015 Day Of The Shred Festival @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

Still building upon the foundation that Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy and Motörhead laid, SAVIOURS enters their second decade in a new partnership with French label Listenable Records. Rooted in hardcore punk but preferring to cruise in outer space, the lysergic of SAVIOURS hessians have always brought a ton of swing and swagger to their forward-charging Heavy Metal. The band melds sounds from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, progressive rock, and proto-doom, and delivers it all with a snarling West Coast hardcore edge. The result is an absolute beast of a sound that is all SAVIOURS‘ own.

Since the 2005 release of SAVIOURS‘ debut EP, Warship, the band has worked relentlessly, touring North America, Europe, and Japan with the likes of Mastodon, Corrosion Of Conformity, The Sword, High On Fire, Saint Vitus and Clutch. In a few short years, SAVIOURS have risen to become stalwarts of the world’s Metal scene, ambassadors of an aggressive-yet-stoned West Coast vibe, inspired by the ’70s but totally real and relevant in 2015.

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SAVIOURS:

Austin Barber – guitar, vocals

Sonny Reinhardt – guitar, vocals

Scott Batiste – drums

Andy Anderson – bass

Palace Of Vision will be released via Listenable Records on October 30th, 2015. Preorders to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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Critical Praise:

“Cult heaviness…” – Spin

“A dual-guitar riff-fest inspired by NWOBHM and ’70s proto-doom.” – Revolver

“You know you’re playing a good set when your music not only commands the attention of the likes of J Mascis and Matt Pike, but you’re sounding so tight that it compels the two guitar greats to air shred like a couple of Maiden fans circa 1980.” – Decibel

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.killforsaviours.blogspot.com

http://www.saviours.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/listenablerecs

http://www.listenable.net

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SAVIOURS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

VAMPIRE “Cimmerian Shade” EP – Releasing On September 25th, 2015, via Century Media Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , on August 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Century Media Records and Vampire:

Vampire strike back and announce the release of a new mini-LP Cimmerian Shade coming out September 25th!

Side A

  1. Pyre Of The Harvest Queen *
  2. Sleeper In The Deep (instrumental)

Side B

  1. Night Hunter
  2. Hexahedron

Known from the “Whispers Through The Black Veil” LP-only compilation (Wyrd War, 2014)

The beautiful, detailed cover artwork was done by the very talented Dilek Baykara. Check out her art at www.dilekbaykara.us/.

One track of the MLP will be launched on August 28th. And the pre-order for “Cimmerian Shade” starts on that day, too.

Watch out for golden and silver vinyl versions! Both are limited to 100 copies only and available at CM Distro Europe (golden vinyl) and CM Distro US (silver vinyl) exclusively!

Pre-order starts August 28th!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE VAMPIRE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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