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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

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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

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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

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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.

Chicago’s TRIALS To Release “This Ruined World” On July 24th

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Chicago-based Metal powerhouse TRIALS will release their third full-length, “This Ruined World” on July 24.

Following a pair of critically acclaimed independent releases – Witness to the Downfall (2011) and In the Shadow of Swords (2013), TRIALS has returned with their most evolved effort to date. Featuring nine tracks of intricately woven, relentless and forward-thinking metal, This Ruined World blends aggression and progression for devastating results. Diehard DIYers, TRIALS is a band determined to blaze its own path, free from label interference. This unwavering dedication to substance over style has never been more apparent than it is on This Ruined World.

This Ruined World contains some of the darkest, most complex music that we have made yet. We put a lot of blood and sweat into this project, and ended up with a record that represents us at our very best,” stated guitarist / vocalist Mark Sugar.

The album was recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Hollow Earth) and mixed by Quentin Poynter at Gunpoint Recording (The Skull, Veil of Maya), with art work courtesy of Eva Bialecki (Jar’d Loose).

TRIALS will self-release This Ruined World on July 24, on CD and digital formats. Stream album track “Don’t Believe the Word” and the band’s cover of Strapping Young Lad’s “Far Beyond Metal” at trials.bandcamp.com or below:

This Ruined World – Track List:

Truth Defiled
Don’t Believe The Word
Digging My Own Grave
Disgraced and Erased
Blink Of An Eye
Beat The System To Death
They Hide Behind the Law
Inheritance
This Ruined World

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Mark Sugar – Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Bruchert – Guitar
Adam Kopecky – Drums
Usha Rajbandari – Bass

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Source: ClawHammer PR

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

* For more info on TRIALS:

www.facebook.com/trialsmusic

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LONG LIVE TRIALS.

LONG LIVE CHICAGO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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BONE GNAWER – To release “Cannibal Crematorium” On July 10th via Pulverised Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bone Gnawer - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #071015MOBGNLS

Horror N’ Gore connoisseurs BONE GNAWER returns to apex form with the band’s much-anticipated sophomore full-length record Cannibal Crematorium! The album will be released July 10 on Pulverised Records. The album will be available on CD and limited edition gatefold vinyl, both of which can be pre-ordered at this location.

Once again led by Death Metal legend Kam Lee (ex-MASSACRE, ex-MANTAS, etc) and with the prior emphasis  on composing (dead) catchy riffs that plant the hooks in deep, the music of Cannibal Crematorium is impossible to dislodge from memory. The album features an army of special guests, including Dave Ingram (ex-BENEDICTION, ex-BOLT THROWER), Mark Riddick (FETID ZOMBIE), Vincent Crowley (ACHERON), Noel Kemper (GRUESOME STUFF RELISH), and many more!

Simply put, there are is no mindless brutality or distasteful technicality when it comes to BONE GNAWER; this is good ol’ fun ‘n ferocious Death Metal the way this genre intended it to be.

Track List:

  1. Anthropophagist Inferno
  2. Modern Day Cannibal (Featuring Sly Goregnome of FONDLECORPSE)
  3. Chainsaw Carnage (Featuring Adam Scott & Tom Knizer of CARDIAC ARREST)
  4. Horrors In The House Of Human Remains (Featuring Matt Witchclan of DEADMAN’S BLOOD & WITCHCLAN)
  5. Chawed, Mauled & Gnawed (Featuring Noel Kemper of GRUESOME STUFF RELISH & ALTAR OF GIALLO)
  6. Il Sesso Bizzarro Di Cannibali (Featuring Miss Desideria Gabreiella Annuziata)
  7. Chrome Skull (Featuring Vincent Crowley of ACHERON)
  8. Below A Murder Of Carrion Crows (Featuring Patrick Bruss of CRYPTICUS)
  9. Carnivore Beneath (Featuring Dave Ingram of DEAD AMON THE DEAD MEN)
  10. Untold Story: Human Pork Bun (Featuring Mark Riddick of FETID ZOMBIE)
  11. Cannibal Crematorium (Featuring Dany Dead of DEAD)

Bone Gnawer - promo band pic - 2015 - #061615MNLMS0211

About Cannibal Crematorium

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  1. Featuring Death Metal legendary singer Kam Lee, who used to be a part of the short-lived Mantas that eventually became Death. After which, Kam went on to join Massacre and later on with Denial Fiend.

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  1. Spawning the idea to create BONE GNAWER with Kam Lee is none other than Rogga Johansson of Paganizer, Ribspreader, Demiurg and countless other active projects.

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  1. Joining this extraordinary group would be Morgan Lie, a former member of one of Sweden’s most prominent Black Metal act Naglfar.

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  1. Taking care of all mixing and mastering duties for Cannibal Crematorium is BONE GNAWER’s guitar player Ronnie Bjornstrom, who also is involved with other well-known projects such as Taedeat, Ribspreader, etc to name a few.

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  1. The album cover artwork for “Cannibal Crematorium” was conceived by Malaysian illustrator Irwan of Ironworx Gravefix (Deathevoker, Thorns Of Hate, etc) and the layout was designed by Silvester Koorevaar of Fondlecorpse fame.

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  1. Cannibal Crematorium features a string of prominent guest singers such as Dave Ingram (ex-Benediction, Down Among The Dead Men, etc), Mark Riddick (Fetid Zombie), Vincent Crowley (Acheron) and many more.

For fans of Bloodbath, Autopsy and early Cannibal Corpse!

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Source: ClawHammer PR

For more info:

www.facebook.com/BONEGNAWER

http://pulverised.bigcartel.com/

www.facebook.com/pulverisedrecords

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LONG LIVE BONE GNAWER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

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DISTANT SUN “Dark Matter” Debut Studio Album – Out Now And Streaming

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Distant Sun - Dark Matter - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0615MONASF

Dark Matter, the debut album from Russian power/speed metal act DISTANT SUN is out now on Metalism Records. Stream it in its entirety at this location.

Dark Matter is available for purchase from Google Play and iTunes.

The album is the follow-up to 2012 EP Sunless Citadel (Sublimity Records) and features 10 songs in the finest traditions of melodic European power metal, bolstered with elements of American thrash metal. A deluxe digipak edition that includes several bonus cover songs will be released later in the year.

Though DISTANT SUN‘s main influences are speed and power metal bands like ANNIHILATOR, ICED EARTH, BLIND GUARDIAN and RAGE; listeners will note a James Hetfield (METALLICA) vocal style. No keyboards or drum samples were used during the recording, and the overall sound brings the feel of the heavy ’90s. The drums on Dark Matter were recorded in Kiev, Ukraine, while the remainder was produced in various Moscow studios. The lyrics deal with a variety of topics, including science fiction, space travel, mysticism, fantasy and adventure. The cover art was designed by W. Smerdulak (ARKONA).

The band is planning its very first gigs for the autumn of 2015 in promotion of Dark Matter, after which DISTANT SUN will begin work on a sophomore full-length.

Distant Sun - Dark Matter - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0615MONASF

Dark Matter – Track List:

1. Prophet of the Mean
2. Kill the Fremen
3. Dark Matter
4. Godsdoom
5. Matrix Hacked
6. Shattered Empire
7. Gifts of Journey
8. Apocalypto
9. Healer of Souls
10. Zero to Hero

Critical Praise:

“Distant Sun have a precocious talent for cranking out high-powered romps that will get your blood pumping fast, while incorporating melodies that prove to be damned memorable – No Clean Singing

“A great sounding mixture of power, speed and thrash metal” – UndergroundMusickZine

“If you’re looking for truly recallable power/thrash with both the thrash and power metal elements melding together in perfect harmony, in addition to worthy leads and solos, then you’ll be very happy with this one.” – The GrimTower

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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LONG LIVE DISTANT SUN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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VALDUR – Sierra Mountains Blackened Death Merchants Emerge From Their Crypts With The Infernal Fruits Of “Pathetic Scum” – Artwork + Track Listing Revealed

Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Valdur - Pathetic Scum - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #061415VMOSLN

Following an extended slumber, Mammoth Lake, California-based black/death merchants, VALDUR, emerge from their crypts with the infernal fruits of latest offering, lovingly dubbed Pathetic Scum.

The follow-up to 2013’s soul-devouring At War With full-length, which Meat Mead Metal appropriately heralded for filling, “that void of anger and disengagement with society that may be darkening your heart,” Pathetic Scum was tracked entirely at the band’s clandestine Bloody Mountain Bunker, mixed by drummer Matthew, mastered by Dan at Morbid Mastering and offers up seven cruel odes of audio abhorrence as only VALDUR can conjure.

Featuring the addition of new guitarist, Vuke, the record delivers a blizzardy onslaught of warring riffs, bestial blasts, wrath-infused vocal offensives and an overwhelming atmosphere of pandemonium, trepidation and all-encompassing ruthlessness. Indeed, Pathetic Scum is a true testament of a diseased society gone sour and maintains VALDUR’s place as one of America’s best kept extreme metal secrets.

Relays VALDUR, from the tombs, “Guitarist/vocalist Samuel is still with us so to speak, but he is so busy with personal/family matters at the moment. Vuke, new guitarist, is not a replacement, but a full-time member of VALDUR. And for live dates this spring, Roskva will be on vocals again. And we have William on bass and Matthew on drums. We all appreciate anyone who takes the time in this world to have a listen to our music. It is built and molded by our own hands to the form and shape that we like. With these new songs, we give you something different yet again along the obscure VALDUR timeline…”

Pathetic Scum – Track Listing:
1.Tank Torture
2. Impending Doom
3. Blessings Of The Goat
4. Pathetic Scum
5. Incantre Pt. II
6. Morbid Emanations

Featuring past and current members of Weverin, Endless Blizzard and Plutocracy, VALDUR was forged at the turn of the century in a small mountain town located in the pulsating heart of the Sierra Mountains, where the Death Valley desert lands meet the ascending Mt. Whitney and where the unholy collective dwells without interference of fashionable scenes or rulebooks.

VALDUR 2015:
Vuke – guitars
William – bass
Matthew – drums
Roskva – (live) vocals

Pathetic Scum will be officially unveiled digitally and in digipak format via the band’s own Bloody Mountain Records on June 30th, 2015.

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Source: Earsplit PR

Facebook: valdur

http://www.bloodymountainrecords.com

http://www.bloodymountainrecords.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE VALDUR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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Seattle Thrashers FALLEN ANGELS Reveal New Album Details, Artwork, Track Listing

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

Fallen Angels - promo band pic - 2015 - #060415AMMO

L- R – Steve Spitzbart – Drums, Bradzilla – Vocals, Erik Hanson – Guitars, Carl Larsson – Bass, Matt Be Roth – Guitars (Photo Credit – Aaron Meyers)

Seattle, WA thrashers FALLEN ANGELS return in 2015 with their third studio release ‘World In Decay’ produced by Grammy award-winning metal producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Forbidden, Testament, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam, Tesla, Vicious Rumors). The album is set to be released on August 4, 2015 via their indie label Cyberdyne Records to follow 2010’s ‘Engines of Oppression’ and their 2008 debut ‘Rise From Ashes’ – released on Metal On Metal Records. The band also plans to tour extensively this summer, bringing their explosive live show full of thrash and shred, which they are known for as a local favorite in the Pacific Northwest.

“We want to thank everyone who has supported us, and we hope you’re as excited as we are about the release of our upcoming album “World in Decay”. We know you’ve been waiting a long time for this third release and we can’t wait for you to hear it. We hope this album will quench your thirst for new Fallen Angels music. See you on the road thrash fans!” comments drummer Steve Spitzbart.

Fallen Angels - World In Decay - promo album cover pic - 2015

Track Listing – Fallen Angels – World In Decay

  1. The Hammer’s Blow (4:25)
  2. Nightmare (4:58)
  3. Forsaken Existence (5:05)
  4. Leading the Blind (4:36)
  5. Fire At Eden’s Gate (6:13)
  6. Into The Abyss (5:39)
  7. The Hour of the Time (5:40)
  8. Mortis Ex Machina (4:28)

Album Length: 41:08

About:

Capturing the classic thrash sound of the Big Four in their prime; early Metallica, Testament, Slayer, and Megadeth as well as other known cult heroes Exodus, Annihilator, Forbidden and Havok. FALLEN ANGELS is influenced by a wide range of 80’s thrash as well as classic metal from the 70’s and 80’s. The band combines these elements in a fresh, modern sounding album with the explosive riffs and solos that one might have expected to hear on the radio around 1989. FALLEN ANGELS is a band that thrash fans and more classic metal oriented fans can agree on because the music is catchy but also very aggressive.

For more info, please visit:

http://www.fallenangelsthrashband.com

Fallen Angles – Facebook

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If you want intricate, tuneful thrash metal loaded with gratuitous leads and quasi-political lyrics, you’ve got it.” – Terrorizer

“Fallen Angels are growing, the riffing already aspires to high places” – Heavy Worlds

“Pure US-Thrash” – Rock Hard 

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Source:

Asher Media Relations - AMR - logo - 2015 - #03newmo

www.ashermediarelations.com

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LONG LIVE FALLEN ANGELS.

LONG LIVE SEATTLE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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SUPERJOINT – Metal Icons Announce First Tour In Over A Decade!

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

Superjoint - It Takes Guts - Summer 2015 - promo flyer - #060415PAMO

Band Unites Members Of Down, Eyehategod, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Warbeast + More

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American Metal icons, SUPERJOINT, will embark on their first tour in over a decade! Presented by frontman Philip H. Anselmo’s own Housecore Records, The It Takes Guts Summer takeover will commence on July 10th in Oklahoma City and ravage its way through thirteen US cities with additional dates to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Support will be provided by punk metal/noise rock misfits, Child Bite, and Australian grind miscreants, King Parrot, both members of the Housecore Records family.

Now featuring Anselmo (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Pantera et al), guitarists Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) and Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), drummer José Manuel Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power), the long-anticipated trek follows SUPERJOINT‘s crushing performance closing out the second stage of last year’s edition of the Housecore Horror Film Fest.

SuperJoint - promo band photo - 2015 - #060415PAMO

Comments Anselmo: “We’re touring with SUPERJOINT again, because we feel like it, it’s fun, and we’re handsome. And the big plus here is getting to tour with King Parrot and Child Bite, as they are handsome fellows also as well as live forces to be reckoned with. Leave your corpse paint at home. No image required for this one. Bring a date and some sips, and let the music do the rest! Hail Columbia!”

SUPERJOINT: The It Takes Guts Tour w/ King Parrot, Child Bite:

7/10/2015 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
7/11/2015 Fitzgerald’s – Houston TX
7/12/2015 Gas Monkey – Dallas TX
7/14/2015 Bogarts – Cincinnati OH
7/15/2015 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
7/17/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie NY
7/18/2015 Chameleon Club – Lancaster PA
7/19/2015 V-Club – Huntington, WV
7/21/2015 Greene Street – Greensboro, NC
7/23/2015 Warehouse Live – Clarksville, TN
7/24/2015 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola FL
7/25/2015 Warehouse – Shreveport, LA

Main event page HERE.

KING PARROT released their eagerly anticipated Dead Set full-length last month via Housecore Records. Captured by Anselmo and Michael Thompson with Steve Berrigan at the famed Nodferatu’s Lair, KING PARROT‘s Dead Set brandishes ten grind-laden, punk-infused odes of defiant audio savagery bedecked in the dark, cynical humor for which the band has become notorious. A true leap forward from their Bite Your Head Off debut, Dead Set parades a distinct maturity from a band who’s committed to the rigors of international touring, slaying audiences through Asia, North America, Europe and Australia on a steady basis.

Crowned “the soundtrack to the greatest psychotic slasher film that never was,” by American Aftermath, CHILD BITE released their Strange Waste EP, a deliciously bastardized hybrid of the Melvins, Dead Kennedys, Big Black and Faith No More, last Fall via Housecore. The band recently took a brief pause from their current US live excursion to record their forthcoming new full-length with Philip H. Anselmo at his famed Nodferatu’s Lair. Titled Negative Noise, the LP will be released later this year via Housecore.

SUPERJOINT consists of founding members Anselmo, Bower and Bond, with the addition of Joey “Blue” Gonzalez and Steve Taylor. The band churns out a debaucherous crossover of hardcore punk and metal a la Pantera and unleashed two critically lauded full-lengths; 2002’s Use Once And Destroy and 2003’s Lethal Dose Of American Hatred, before taking hiatus in 2005.

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Source: Earsplit PR

Facebook: Superjoint Ritual

http://www.facebook.com/kingparrotband

http://www.facebook.com/childbite

http://www.thehousecorerecords.com

http://www.thehousecorestore.com

http://www.facebook.com/housecorerecords

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LONG LIVE SUPERJOINT.

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OMMADON – UK Drone/Doom Duo To Undrape “Empathy For The Wicked” Via Golden Mantra This July

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on May 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Ommadon - Empathy For The Wicked - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MO0529

Following the crushing doom of their critically adored, 2014 double LP, V, which earned a spot on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Metal Albums Of 2014, UK drone/doom duo, OMMADON, continues their perpetual quest to achieve sonic annihilation of the self through unadulterated heaviness with Empathy For The Wicked. Boasting just one earth-rupturing track broken into two parts, Empathy For The Wicked was recorded live, mixed by OMMADON and mastered by recording legend, Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Zoroaster, Eyehategod, Taurus, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth etc.), who gave it the final crushing touches it deserves.

Where OMMADON‘s previous scores were all recorded in the Highlands of Scotland surrounded by forest, Empathy For The Wicked marks their first release to be recorded on an industrial estate in urban Northumberland surrounded by the dregs of humanity. The first track from Empathy For The Wicked was originally recorded for the cassette split with Horse Latitudes and Coltsblood. During that session, OMMADON decided to continue recording through the night and drone out the riff which became the second side to Empathy For The Wicked.

Empathy For The Wicked will be released on 12″ vinyl via Golden Mantra on July 15th, 2015 with preorders available at: www.goldenmantra.co.uk. Teasers to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Critical Hails For V:

A hypnotic, dead-eyed combination where patience, misanthropy and endurance collide; a zombie chained to a pole walking the same ugly circle.” – Rolling Stone

“Split across four sides of vinyl, the double record was mastered by Billy Anderson… so you can bet your favourite Sunn O))) picture disc on this thing sounding heavier than a dying planet.” – Terrorizer

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.ommadon.bandcamp.com

Facebook: Ommadon

http://www.twitter.com/OmmadonDoom

http://www.youtube.com/user/OmmadonDoom/videos

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LONG LIVE OMMADON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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MURASHITA – Recording Studio Update For Debut EP; “Retribution” Lyric Video Streaming Now!

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

Murashita - logo - 2014 - Masaki Murashita

Below is a quick studio update about MURASHITA’s forthcoming debut EP. Take a listen to Masaki Murashita, my fellow Metal brethren:

Crank up below, MURASHITA – Retribution (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO) and show your eardrums NO Metal mercy! This song kicks supreme METAL ass! METAL Be Thy Name!!

Retribution features Masaki Murashita on guitar and vocals, bassist Kelly Conlon (DEATH, MONSTROSITY, VITAL REMAINS), drummer Kevin Talley (SUFFOCATION, SIX FEET UNDER, CHIMAIRA) and was Mixed by Ryan Greene (Megadeth, NOFX).

Lyrics/Music by Masaki Murashita

Below: Support MURASHITA and purchase Retribution! 

Murashita - Retribution - single cover artwork - 2015 - January

About Masaki Murashita:

Masaki Murashita first showed his scorching riffs and powerful songwriting, along with his blistering and aggressive vocal style with the critically acclaimed modern thrash band Hemoptysis.

Combining elements of melody, thrash and modern extreme metal, Masaki molded his own razor-sharp brand of metal that has left audiences and critics alike awestruck and demanding more.

Not content to rest on his already impressive work with Hemoptysis, Masaki is in the process of writing and producing his first solo album. He is pushing his songwriting, musicianship and incendiary metal style to a new level.

Masaki will be joined in his new project with several other well-respected musicians in the metal scene, proving that he can stand with the best metal players in the industry and hold his own with his unique brand of sonic aggression.

Masaki’s Endorsements: ESP Guitars, Engl Amps, EMG Pickups, Providence cables, straps and effects, Morley pedals, ISP Technologies, Voodoo Lab, InTune Guitar Picks and SIT Strings.

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Masaki Murashita bio courtesy of Masaki Murashita Facebook.

* More MURASHITA Info:

www.masakimurashita.com

www.facebook.com/murashitamusic

www.twitter.com/masakimurashita

www.youtube.com/masakimurashita

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LONG LIVE MASAKI MURASHITA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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FAITH NO MORE’S “SOL INVICTUS” LANDS ATOP INTERNATIONAL CHARTS; U.S. DEBUT AT #6 ON BILLBOARD TOP ALBUMS, #14 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music with tags , , , on May 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Faith No More - Sol Invictus - Promo Flyer - Album Charts - May 27 - 2015

May 27, 2015, SAN FRANCISCO – Faith No More’s Sol Invictus, the Bay Area band’s first new album in eighteen years, has landed atop international charts with the ten-track release at #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, #6 in the UK and #6 in the United States (#14 on Billboard’s Top 200).

“What this tells me,” said Faith No More founder and bass player Bill Gould, “is that there is a need out there; people want to hear things that exist outside the mold. It makes me feel grateful and it gives me hope.”

“We are honored to be a part of the FNM team and very proud of the success of Sol Invictus,” added Greg Werckman, co-owner of Ipecac Recordings. “Of course, none of this would have happened without the band delivering such a fantastic record and them having faith in us to handle it properly.” The album was released as a joint partnership between the Faith No More’s own Reclamation Recordings and Ipecac.

In the United States the album also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Music and Independent Album charts as well as #2 on both the Rock and Alternative Album charts.

Faith No More returns to North America this summer, the band launches their European tour on Friday.

Faith No More – Tour Dates:

May 29 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Rock Im Revier
May 31 Munich, Germany Rockavaria Festival

June 2 Milan, Italy Sonisphere
June 4 Vienna, Austria Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Rock For People Festival
June 6 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle Spandau
June 8 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
June 10 Bratislava, Slovakia Aegon Arena
June 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 13 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 14 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
June 17 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 18 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
June 23 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
June 26 Norrkoping, Sweden Bravalla Festival
June 27 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssi
June 28 Odense, Denmark Tinderbox

July 26 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
July 27 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
July 28 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
July 30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park +
July 31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater +

August 1 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts +
August 2 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion +
August 4 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion +
August 5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden +
August 7 Toronto, ON Ricoh Coliseum +
August 8 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal

September 6 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
September 18 Bogota, Columbia Royal Center
September 20 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park
September 24 Sao Paulo, Brazil Anhembi Arena
September 25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio
September 28 Santiago, Chile Get Louder

October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival

North American support:
+ – Refused

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

www.fnm.com

Facebook: Faith No More

www.twitter.com/faithnomore

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LONG LIVE FAITH NO MORE.

Stone.

Mosh Pit Alert: FORWARD UNTO DAWN Take “ALPHA” On The Road

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

Forward Unto Dawn - promo tour flyer - Canada - Summer - 2015

Get Ready to Mosh

Forward Unto Dawn are gearing up to ignite pits across Canada.

Halifax, Nova Scotia-based deathcore band Forward Unto Dawn are taking the heavy riffs and smooth grooves of their recently released EP ALPHA on the road. Joined by their brothers in metal, SINTHETIK, The Parallel and The Luminary, the ALPHA Release Tour is set to open up the pit, and assault all of the senses.

In the words of Forward Unto Dawn bassist, Devan Smith:

“Not only is it exciting for us to continue to push ALPHA, the album we all worked so hard on and are so proud of, but this is also our first trip out of the Maritimes. Intrepid Bookings set us up with stellar bands that we are ecstatic to work with. The gents in SINTHETIK will be along for the entire ride, while The Parallel will be crossing the Maritimes with us then passing the torch to The Luminary for dates through August. It is an awesome feeling to be able to bring Forward Unto Dawn’s music to an entirely new scene and to have the opportunity to play alongside the diverse talent that exists across Canada.”

Forward Unto Dawn - promo live band pic - 2015 - #052715FUDMO3

The ALPHA Release Tour Dates:

July 23rd – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub w/ SINTHETIK and The Parallel
July 24th – Truro, NS – The Split Crow w/ SINTHETIK and The Parallel
July 25th – Saint John, NB – Pub Down Under w/ SINTHETIK and The Parallel
July 26th – TBA w/ SINTHETIK and The Parallel
July 30th – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar w/ SINTHETIK and The Parallel
July 31st – Ottawa, ON – Pressed w/ SINTHETIK and The Parallel
August 1st – Toronto, ON – Rancho Relaxo w/ SINTHETIK and The Luminary
August 2nd – Hamilton, ON – The Doors Pub w/ SINTHETIK and The Luminary
August 3rd – London, ON – The APK w/ SINTHETIK and The Luminary

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Source: Dewar PR Facebook

Official Forward Unto Dawn Links:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE CANADIAN METAL.

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