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MORBID ANGEL – Legendary Death Metal Icons Announce 40th Anniversary USA Headlining Tour For Spring 2023!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Chris Casella

Legendary death metal icons MORBID ANGEL will celebrate their 40th anniversary this Spring with a month-long US headlining tour! The United States Tour Of Terror 2023 will commence on March 15th in Pensacola, Florida and run through April 22nd in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support will be provided by Revocation and Crypta as well as Skeletal Remains from the March 15th through April 4th and Vitriol from April 6th through the tour’s conclusion.

Comments MORBID ANGEL’s Trey Azagthoth “We are stoked about this new tour with all these cool bands! We will see you all on the road.”

Tickets are on sale Friday, November 4th at 10:00am local time. See all confirmed dates below.

MORBID ANGEL w/ Revocation, Crypta, Skeletal Remains:
3/15/2023 Vinyl – Pensacola, FL
3/17/2023 Rise – Houston, TX
3/18/2023 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
3/19/2023 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
3/21/2023 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
3/23/2023 Virginia Street Brewhouse – Reno, NV
3/24/2023 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
3/25/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/26/2023 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
3/28/2023 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
3/30/2023 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
3/31/2023 Apollo Theater – Belvidere, IL
4/01/2023 The Forge – Joliet, IL
4/02/2023 The Art Theater – Hobart, IN
4/04/2023 Piere’s – Ft Wayne, IN
w/ Revocation, Crypta, Vitriol:
4/06/2023 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
4/07/2023 Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, OH
4/08/2023 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
4/09/2023 Jergel’s – Pittsburgh, PA
4/11/2023 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
4/12/2023 Warehouse On Watts – Philadelphia, PA
4/14/2023 Empire Live – Albany, NY
4/15/2023 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/16/2023 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
4/18/2023 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
4/19/2023 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/21/2023 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
4/22/2023 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

MORBID ANGEL released their Kingdoms Disdained full-length in 2017 via Silver Lining Music. The critically adored offering reunites founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth with bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker. Captured at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and produced by MORBID ANGEL with Erik Rutan, the record delivers eleven pieces of devastatingly dynamic death metal.

Orders for Kingdoms Disdained are available at THIS LOCATION.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

IRON KINGDOM – “The Blood Of Creation” Releases November 4th!

Posted in classic metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The Blood of Creation continues the reign of classic heavy metal that Iron Kingdom has been presenting over the years to music lovers of the style along with keeping the flame burning for a new generation.

“We wanted to create music in a style of metal that seemed to have been forgotten when we were kids. Since no one else seemed to be doing it, we decided to play metal the way it used to be played in the 70s and 80s. That was the reason for forming Iron Kingdom. Essentially, we wanted to give people an exciting show like an early Iron Maiden, Scorpions, or Saxon show from the 1980s.” recalls Osterman on the beginnings of the band.

Iron Kingdom has come a long way since their 2011 debut “Curse Of The Voodoo Queen” and their next offering is a potent full force of classic shredding heavy metal thunder and will take the fans into some unique fantastic worlds, but will also show a dark side of storytelling.

I think we started as a bit more of a hard rock band on the first record, taking a progressive metal dive for Gates Of Eternity and Ride For Glory, then for On The Hunt, I’d say we went fully classic metal, leading into this new record being a pretty solid mix of all those styles combined. We also came out of the pandemic, which brought some darker emotions some people may have never experienced previously that I think this album may parallel. In the end though, we want people to get the chance to escape this world for a time and find solace in the music.” adds Osterman.

The new album also sees new drummer Max Friesen (ex-Ophelia Falling) making his recording debut with the band to add another angle to their songwriting for this release. The album was self-produced by Iron Kingdom with mixing done by Andy Boldt and mastering by Greg Reely (Overkill, Fear Factory, 3 Inches of Blood).

Recommended for fans of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helloween, and Saxon.

Fun Fact: ‘Queen Of The Crystal Throne’ played on City TV for Hockey Night In Canada (Montreal Vs Dallas) – Sat Oct 22, 2022

Source: Asher Media Relations

Prepare For A Doomsday Thrash Attack With GAMERRA’s “Couillon Death Squad”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, thrash metal news with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

L-R – Reece Benoit (Rhythm Guitar), Jacob Broussard (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Jake Meche (Lead Vocals) Photo Credit: Tyson Pate of CobraTai Photography

Like a bat out of hell, thrash attack Gamerrai is coming at you hard and fast from Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Their sound can be summed up as if Ghoul were written by doomsday preppers hopped up on PCP that listen to too much Revocation. They have a shiny new EP out that will scratch your thrash itch by filling your ears with tight riffs and speedy solos. “Couillon Death Squad” provides a twenty-minute thrash ride over three tracks that expand on the lore of the band. They explain the release:

“Over the years we have gotten a lot more intense and progressive musically and the vocal patterns and lyrics have gotten considerably more mature (not in content, but in quality). We’re pretty far forward from the sound people heard on “Detached from Reality” (2019). We hope that people will enjoy “Couillon Death Squad”. It is a big step up from our previously released material and we’re sure people will notice the difference.”

The EP features a varied collection of music, the first song and the last are polar opposites of each other. The opener “Couillon Death Squad” is fast and furious with a slower section in the middle and has a short runtime; the closer “Sugar Mill Headhunt” is slower, chunkier, and spaced out with a speedy section in the middle and a long runtime. The middle song “H.O.A.” has a Havok vibe to it, a good jam song for the classic thrash fans to sink their teeth into with a deadly solo. Gamerra definitely put a focus on holding the listener’s interest on this one.

“Couillon Death Squad” was produced by lead guitarist/vocalist Jacob Broussard and lead vocalist Jake Meche; it was mixed by Broussard, Meche, and guitarist Reece Benoit and mastered by Broussard. The EP art was done by Splezz.

Fast, weird, fun, and heavy, “Couillon Death Squad” is classic thrash suitable for any maniacs, especially those who enjoy Exodus, Death, and Warbringer.

EP Stream via TheCirclePit – https://youtu.be/AG7vPN67icY

The EP is available as of October 28th on all digital platforms – https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/gamerra/couillon-death-squad

Track Listing:
1. Couillon Death Squad (4:00)
2. H.O.A. (6:25)
3: Sugar Mill Headhunt (9:41)
EP Length: 20:06

Discography:
2022 – Couillon Death Squad- EP (October)
2022 – REDO- EP (May)
2021 – Demo 2021 – Demo
2019 – Detached from Reality – LP
2017 – Gnarlymetalextreme – Demo

Source: Asher Media Relations

GRAVE NEXT DOOR – Release “Charnel House” Video

Posted in doom metal, doom rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Just in time for Halloween, doom metal band GRAVE NEXT DOOR have released a spooky video for their track “Charnel House”. The song is from their album Sanctified Heathan which was recently relesaed via Black Doomba Records.

The band comments: “‘Charnel House’ was inspired by Henry Miller’s book Tropic Of Cancer. Miller used the archaic term ‘Charnel House’ in this sentence: ‘The cradles of civilization are the putrid sinks of the world, the charnel house to which the stinking wombs confide their bloody packages of flesh and bone.’

The song is about being trapped in a tomb of the past by one’s own mistakes and misery. The tortured soul seals his own fate by not forgiving himself and living in the past no matter how bad he wants to be free he can not free himself from his past and has therefore destroyed his future by not letting go and moving forward. At the same time he is dead and he doesn’t even realize it. He is the quintessential tortured soul rotting in his own tomb of self inflicted misery.”

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NILoLz4Mg20

Formed back in 2018 by brothers Patrick and Anthony Salerno, and aptly named after the graveyard situated next to their home, GRAVE NEXT DOOR delves into the dark and macabre. Drawing from the iconic sounds of BLACK SABBATH, BLACK FLAG and even CREAM, all blended with the trio’s individual edge. Sanctified Heathen sees the band deliver brutally heavy distortion, doom grooves and powerful vocals. A morbid exploration awaits with lyrical themes of addiction, mortality, war, and their own personal experiences seeping through the album.

Track Listing:

  1. Thor
  2. Bloody Nuns
  3. Witch Head
  4. As Heavy As Texas
  5. Charnel House
  6. Sanctified Heathen
  7. Sand in the Blood
  8. Nuclear Winter
  9. Bloody Nuns (Live Bonus Track)

Line Up:
Patrick Salerno
Anthony Salerno
Travis Soleski

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gravenextdoor/
Bandcamp: https://gravenextdoor.bandcamp.com/

Source: C Squared Music

NARCOTIC WASTELAND (ex-Nile) – Emotionally Charged New Single “The Best Times Have Passed” Streaming Now!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit – Kenji Tsunami of Tsunami Films

Dallas Toler-Wade, was a long-standing 18-year member of the brilliantly Egyptian-themed metal band, Nile, where he composed the music for hit songs such as, “Execration Text”, “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld”, and “Lashed to the Slave Stick”. Toler-Wade was also featured in Guitar World magazine alongside founding member and guitarist/vox/songwriter Karl Sanders. With his new band Narcotic Wasteland, he is pleased to announce the second single “The Best Times Have Passed” off the yet-to-be-titled new album coming in 2023.

Toler-Wade comments on the single:

When I was writing it I was at another big turning point in my life. I was feeling my own mortality. I was feeling beat down. As with me, I still manage to find good things within it all and pull myself out of it time and time again. I think we can all relate to the fact that that it’s not forever and we better make the best of things while we can.”

Listen to “The Best Times Have Passed” https://linktr.ee/narcoticwasteland

They expect good reception for the upcoming single, as a band, they have grown majorly and they sound focused, and mature through their writing, recording, and performing. They have released two albums, 2014’s self-titled and 2017’s “Delirium Tremens” with their third record due out in 2023.

Dallas worked once again with drummer, engineer, producer Erik Schultek, who is no stranger to the band having recorded drums, engineered and produced the debut album.

Inspired mostly by thrash metal and classic heavy metal, Narcotic Wasteland is becoming more thrash and speed and less death metal and getting better at writing material that is meaningful and powerful. They are recommended for fans of Vader, The Crown, and Nile.

Listen to “The Best Times Have Passed” https://linktr.ee/narcoticwasteland

In additional news, Narcotic Wasteland is currently hitting the road for USA tour dates supporting German heavy metal legends ACCEPT, during October (dates listed below). Those who attend will get to experience the full onslaught of Narcotic Wasteland. Always well rehearsed, they deliver a tight performance including dual guitars. From harmonies to counterpart melodies it gives the band some of that traditional metal style. They are also not afraid to challenge the audience with an array of styles from whiplash-inducing fast metal to infectious arena metal.

Tour Promo Video – https://youtu.be/XeakgV7BY60

Previous single “Morality and the Wasp”can be heard at https://youtu.be/fXThLKTP-xI

Tour Poster credit- Andrea Roberts of Ashley Talent International

Remaining Tour Dates:

10/21/2022 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall *NW Only
10/22/2022 Brooklyn, NY – Lucky 13 Saloon *NW ONLY
10/24/2022 Wallingford, CT – Cherry St. Station *NW ONLY
10/25/2022 NYC – The Gramercy Theatre
10/26/2022 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
10/27/2022 Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
10/29/2022 Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs

Source: Asher Media Relations

https://www.narcoticwasteland.com

https://twitter.com/Narco_Wasteland

https://www.instagram.com/narcoticwastelandofficial

Finnish Progressive Metal Band EDGE OF HAZE Announce New Album ‘The Convoy of Ruin’

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

Finnish Progressive metal band EDGE OF HAZE are pleased to announce that they will release their new album The Convoy of Ruin on November 1st, 2022. The album tells a story about humanity’s journey towards destruction by violence, exploitation and global warming and will be released exclusively on Bandcamp.

Watch the video for “Parts of Anything” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emHAIqQ_l_w

Pre-order: https://edgeofhaze.bandcamp.com/album/the-convoy-of-ruin

More information will be available soon.

Band members:
Markus Hentunen – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Saxophone
Eero Maijala – Harsh Vocals, Bass
Janne Mieskonen – Drums
Juha Rapanen – Guitars

Track Listing:

  1. Floods
  2. The Other Side
  3. Remains
  4. Parts of Anything
  5. Instead of Gravity
  6. Trailblazers
  7. Endgame
  8. Heathen
  9. Birth

Source: C Squared Music

NARCOTIC WASTELAND (ex-Nile) Currently On USA Tour With ACCEPT – New Single “Morality and The Wasp” Streaming

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit – Kenji Tsunami of Tsunami Films

Dallas Toler-Wade, long-standing 18-year member of the brilliantly Egyptian-themed metal band, Nile, composed the music for hit songs such as, “Execration Text” (NILE – “Execration Text” (Official Music Video), which featured the band’s second video release on MTV Headbangers Ball and the Uranium channel. The video was well received and aired for several weeks. “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld”, is also a fan favorite. The video release was long after the demise of Headbangers Ball. Dallas also composed music for many other hits like, “Lashed to the Slave Stick”, Evil to Cast Out Evil NILE – Evil To Cast Out Evil (OFFICIAL TRACK & LYRICS) ), “Wind of Horus”, “The Eye of Ra” and many others. Toler-Wade was also featured in Guitar World magazine alongside founding member and guitarist/vox/songwriter Karl Sanders.

Dallas Toler-Wade started Narcotic Wasteland while he was in between tours with Nile. He started writing music that was a little more similar to things he was doing in a previous band and since then he has completed writing for the third album and is currently finishing up the recording process. Ahead of that, they have released the single “Morality and the Wasp” and going on a US tour with German heavy metal legends Accept.

Toler-Wade shares his hope for the single’s reception:

“I think fans will really enjoy it. The band has grown majorly and this album sounds like a band that is focused on writing, recording, and performing the very best we can., but also I think I am getting better at just writing stuff that is meaningful and powerful.”

For Toler-Wade, who is the primary songwriter for the band, the main goal is to give the listener music and lyrics that are deeply emotionally charged. Anger, sadness, and triumph are put to music the best way he knows how. The new album has a lot to say about human behavior and unchecked egos as well as his own personal philosophies about life.

The tour with Accept consists of 18 dates across the US during October (dates listed below). Those who attend will get to experience the full onslaught of Narcotic Wasteland. Always well rehearsed, they deliver a tight performance including dual guitars. From harmonies to counterpart melodies it gives the band some of that traditional metal style. They are also not afraid to challenge the audience with an array of styles from whiplash-inducing fast metal to infectious arena metal.

Tour Promo Video – https://youtu.be/XeakgV7BY60

Remaining Tour Dates:

Oct 20 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penns Peak
Oct 21 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall – NARCOTIC ONLY
Oct 21 – Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden * NO NARCOTIC
Oct 22 – Peekskill, NY – Paramount Theater * NO NARCOTIC
Oct 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Lucky 13 Saloon # Narcotic Wasteland Only
Oct 23 – Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall *
Oct 24 – Wallingford, CT Cherry St. Station # Narcotic Wasteland Only
Oct 25 – New York City, NY – The Gramercy
Oct 26 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Oct 27 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
Oct 29 – Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs

Source: Asher Media Relations

https://www.narcoticwasteland.com

Heavy Metal Icons U.D.O. Release New Single & Bonus Track, “Wilder Life”, Off Upcoming Best Of Compilation “The Legacy”!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Rounding off a special anniversary year for the band (35 years since foundation of the group as well as launching the debut album ‘Animal House’) and its fearless leader & voice Udo Dirkschneider (who turned 70 this April), November 18th 2022 will see iconic heavy metal act U.D.O. release a career-spanning ‘best of’ compilation, entitled The Legacy, via AFM Records.

The Legacy proves that U.D.O. produced classics throughout their entire career. Their longevity and quality of output is almost unmatched within the heavy music scene. With such an impressive back catalogue gathered within the past three and a half decades, it’s simply an impossible task to compile a double CD of material and satisfy everyone, however, The Legacy is by far the most extensive retrospective the band has ever released. Featuring 33 tracks overall and including songs from all U.D.O. studio albums; the compilation also includes 4 rare bonus songs which a lot of U.D.O.‘s loyal followers will hear for the first time.

Today, U.D.O. has shared one of the upcoming bonus tracks, “Wilder Life”. Only released on the Japanese edition of his latest album, “Game Over”, fans all over the world can now listen to the song right here:

The Legacy is available for pre-order here: https://shop.afm-records.de/u.d.o./

Source: AFM Records

INDUCTION – Releases Video For Fiery New Single “Go To Hell” As “Born From Fire” Full-Length Nears Release Via Atomic Fire Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, Power Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Franz Schepers

Progressive/symphonic power metal quintet INDUCTION will release their sophomore full length, Born From Fire, on November 25th via Atomic Fire Records. After releasing their first two stand-alone singles, today the band reveals their latest helping from the record with “Go To Hell.”

As the world is scorched by flame and consumed in chaos, hope is born, forging a new path to mankind’s everlasting paradise. Stories of distant worlds welcome you to rethink how we live today. In a world where sadistic and religious fanatics prey on gullible minds and control the hearts of many, the truth is destined to be unveiled. 

Comments the band, “‘Go To Hell’ appeals to unshackling the minds from religious boundaries – or any for that matter – and finding truth and power in yourself. It appeals to a world without oppression and people of power abusing their position to their benefit. But it also appeals to listeners to realize their full potential and take responsibility for their actions, standing up against the demons they face in everyday life. You always have the power to stay on top!”

Watch INDUCTION’s “Go To Hell” video or stream the track at THIS LOCATION.

View the band’s previously released video for “Queen Of Light” HERE and “Sacrifice” HERE.

Stream the tracks on the platform of your choice HERE.

Born From Fire, which boasts twelve metal anthems in fifty-eight minutes, was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen and is graced by the cover artwork of Peter Sallai (Sabaton, Jinjer, Powerwolf).

Born From Fire will be available on CD, 2xLP vinyl and digitally. Find special preorder bundles at THIS LOCATION.

In conjunction with the release of Born From Fire, INDUCTION will embark on a European tour supporting Serious Black. See all confirmed dates below. Keep up with INDUCTION’s upcoming European live dates at their official website HERE.

INDUCTION w/ Serious Black:
11/24/2022 Z7 – Pratteln, CH
11/25/2022 Matrix – Bochum, DE
11/26/2022 Club Zentral – Stuttgart, DE
11/27/2022 Rockhouse – Salzburg, AT
11/29/2022 South Of Heaven – Bilzen, BE
11/30/2022 Tivoli – Bremen, DE
12/01/2022 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE
12/02/2022 Gemeindehalle – Schirnding, DE
12/07/2022 Logo – Hamburg, DE

Originally founded in 2014, INDUCTION left their first mark with first single, “The Outwitted Consecration,” in 2016 before completely entering the metal world by releasing their eponymous debut album in 2019. Its enormously positive reception even paved them the way to touring across Europe alongside Brazilian power metallers Armored Dawn in November of the same year. It was a notable career start for the quintet that was unfortunately halted by the pandemic leading to a break (at least on the live front) that wasn’t only used by the band to work on their sophomore album but also to renew their power.

INDUCTION:
Craig Cairns – vocals
Tim Kanoa Hansen – guitars
Marcos Rodriguez – guitars
Dominik Gusch – bass
Dominik “Dome” Zester – session drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Set To Release “Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza”

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Metal Blade Records:

The holiday special will be available on DVD and digital/streaming on November 11

Originally set for release in July of 2022, before the heartbreaking and untimely death of beloved frontman Trevor Strnad, The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza will now be available on DVD Digipak and digital/streaming on November 11.

Check out a clip to Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza here: metalblade.com/tbdm

On October 28th at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Michigan’s The Black Dahlia Murder will be playing their first show since Trevor’s passing. The show will be a celebration of the life and legacy of Trevor Strnad who was lost to us all on May 11th this year. This show also marks the first performance with the band’s new/old lineup with founding member Brian Eschbach taking on lead vocals and the return of Ryan Knight on guitar along with long-time members Max Lavelle on bass, Alan Cassidy on drums, and Brandon Ellis on lead guitar and backing vocals. Support for the show will come from Darkest Hour and Plague Years.

About the release – originally released in December of 2020:
Detroit’s Kings of the Underworld, The Black Dahlia Murder, present their Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza program hosted by Neil Hamburger (Pick Of Destiny, Tim and Eric). This feel-good metal holiday special contains live performances of 16 beloved tracks from the band’s extensive catalog, original comedy skits featuring band members, and a special appearance by George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse)! The DVD version also comes with a special commentary track by band members and producers of the special. Raise your glass of eggnog and prepare to toast to the season’s finest offering of Yuletide joy and laughter.

Rest In Peace, Trevor Strnad.

IRON MAIDEN – The Future Past Tour 2023 – European Dates Announced

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, nwobhm with tags , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Ironmaiden.com:

Iron Maiden will be bringing a new tour to Europe in the Summer of 2023 including arena shows in the UK & Ireland. The Future Past Tour will feature previously unperformed songs from the band’s most recent studio album, Senjutsu along with a focus on 1986’s iconic Somewhere In Time record, plus other classic cuts.

The first shows to be announced are as follows:

June 2023
13  Tauron Arena, Krakow, POLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
19  Hallenstadion, Zurich, SWITZERLAND – (On sale Thu Oct 13)
24  3Arena, Dublin, IRELAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
26  Ovo Hydro, Glasgow, SCOTLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
28  First Direct Arena, Leeds, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
30  AO Arena, Manchester, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)

July 2023
03 Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
04 Utilita Arena, Birmingham, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
07 O2 Arena, London, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
11 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS – (On sale Thu Oct 13)
13 Sportpaleis, Antwerp, BELGIUM – (On sale Thu Oct 13)
15 The Return of the Gods Festival, Milan, ITALY(On sale now)

Further European dates for The Future Past Tour will be announced later. Keep up to date here.

Fan Club Presales begin Tuesday 11th October. Details here. Support for The Future Past Tour will be announced at a later date. Trooper VIP will be available at selected UK and European dates.

Steve Harris says,
“Following the release of our latest album, Senjutsu, we updated the current Legacy of the Beast Tour a little by opening the show with the first 3 songs from it, with the Japanese Palace stage set. As it doesn’t make a lot of sense to repeat this for a Senjutsu album tour, we thought about other options and we’ve decided to revisit Somewhere In Time as that tour didn’t feature in the various retrospective history tours we’ve played over the years. They were based on our 80’s concert videos and sadly we did not film that tour (blame the manager!!). We have had lots of requests from fans over the years for many tracks on it so we are now going to play them, plus of course a few others we know you will like! It will also be particularly satisfying to finally get to play some of the more epic tracks on Senjutsu, it’s been a long wait! 2023 is going to be an exciting time and we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone again in the UK, Ireland and around Europe”.

Manager, Rod Smallwood adds,
“This combination of the two albums we feel is very exciting. We know fans want to hear those epic cuts on Senjutsu for the first time live and we think that by combining it with an iconic album like Somewhere In Time it will make for another really special tour for fans old and new! Of course, for a new album tour in Europe and the UK we will go back largely to the relative intimacy of arenas and we know fans will be very happy about that too!”

RAVEN To Support METALLICA On Special Zazula Tribute Show November 6th + Additional Dates Added To Wiped Out 40th Anniversary Tour Currently Underway

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, thrash legends with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Magalie Aspeele

Heavy metal/speed metal veterans will serve as special guests to Metallica during a special concert paying tribute to the lives of Jon and Marsha Zazula. The performance will take place Sunday, November 6th at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

As founders of Megaforce Records, the Zazulas are widely credited for discovering and launching the careers of many of heavy metal’s most ground-breaking, influential, and now legendary artists. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated in Jon and Marsha’s name to MusiCares, a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs to musicians and industry professionals.

RAVEN is currently amid their Wiped Out 40th anniversary tour, treating their fans by playing the iconic album in full during each show. Support is being provide by Riot Act, the band formed by former Riot guitarist Rick Ventura, performing a Riot repertoire from their classic 1977-1982 era. See all confirmed dates below.

Additionally, RAVEN are also finalizing their next studio album, which will be their first for Silver Lining Music, with details to be unveiled in the months to come.

RAVEN Wiped Out – 40th Anniversary Tour w/ Riot Act [remaining dates]

10/04/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR
10/05/2022 Wise Hall – Vancouver, BC
10/06/2022 Alma – Tacoma, WA
10/08/2022 Aces High – Salt Lake City, UT
10/09/2022 The Coast – Ft. Collins, CO
10/10/2022 Reverb Lounge – Omaha, NE
10/11/2022 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
10/12/2022 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
10/13/2022 Photo City Music Hall – Rochester, NY
10/14/2022 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
10/15/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
10/17/2022 No Class – Cleveland, OH
10/18/2022 Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
10/19/2022 Sonia – Boston, MA
10/20/2022 Geno’s – Portland, ME
10/21/2022 Market Hotel – Brooklyn, NY
10/22/2022 West York Inn – York, PA
10/23/2022 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
10/24/2022 Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern – Raleigh, NC
10/25/2022 The Pour House Music Hall – Wilmington, NC
10/26/2022 Tribbles – Piedmont, SC
10/27/2022 Brickyard – Knoxville, TN
10/28/2022 The Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY
10/30/2022 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
10/31/2022 Westside Bowl – Youngstown, OH * RAVEN only
11/03/2022 Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
11/04/2022 Fractal Brewing Project – Huntsville, AL
11/05/2022 The Loft At Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
11/06/2022 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Atlanta, GA * RAVEN only w/ Metallica
11/07/2022 Nice Guys – Cape Coral, FL

RAVEN:
John Gallagher – lead vocals, bass, 12-string bass
Mark Gallagher – guitar, vocals
Mike Heller – drums

http://www.ravenlunatics.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

The Black Dahlia Murder Announce October 28th Show: A Celebration Of The Life And Legacy Of Trevor Strnad

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

Michigan’s The Black Dahlia Murder has just announced a show in Detroit on October 28 at Saint Andrew’s Hall, which will be a celebration of the life and legacy of Trevor Strnad. The concert marks the band’s return to the stage after the untimely passing of their beloved frontman, Trevor Scott Strnad, on the 11th of May this year. Founding member, Brian Eschbach will be putting down his guitar and taking on the role of lead vocals moving forward. A decision that wasn’t made lightly when the band got together to discuss their future after they started to work through the initial shock and grief of losing their best friend. Stepping back into the BDM family is guitarist Ryan Knight. Support for the show will come from Darkest Hour and Plague Years.

Tickets went on sale on Friday, September 16 and can be purchased here.

Decibel Magazine has interviewed all members of the band to discuss what’s next, which will be the cover of the magazine’s November 2022 issue out this month.

Excerpt from Decibel Magazine:
We spent many days thinking things like, ‘Is this over?’” Eschbach tells Decibel. “None of us wanted it to be over. We still feel like there is a lot left to do. I know Trevor would keep this band going if I went down a deep, dark path and weren’t here. It’s bigger than us. When we finally started talking about it, we thought, ‘Let’s remake it from within and see if Ryan wants to return. And I’ll take a crack on the vocals and see how it goes.’ I can’t go out there and do Trevor’s voice or try to be him. I can only execute the music of the Black Dahlia Murder with respect and try to do it the most justice I can. I’ve heard Trevor perform more than anyone else alive.

Knight says the decision to return was easy despite the difficult circumstances. “The time I’ve spent with this band is the best time I’ve ever had,” he says. “Being away has given me a lot of time to reflect, and it always occurred to me that being in BDM is the best use of my time. I’ve thought a lot about the band while I was away and realized how much value this band has. I almost feel like I let some opportunities slip, being away from the band. So, it feels great to be back and like everything has come full circle. I’ve realized how much I love being in this band.

Albert Mudrian of Decibel Magazine has been kind enough to post the interview in its entirety on the Decibel site for fans to read. View the article here.

Source: Metal Blade Records

INCITE Announces November/December North American Headlining Tour – “Wake Up Dead” Out Now On Atomic Fire Records

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

Arizona thrash metal practitioners INCITE will close out the year with a North American headlining tour. The journey will commence on November 17th in Louisville, Kentucky and run through December 17th in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Comments singer Richie Cavalera, “We’re beyond fired up to get part two of our Wake Up Dead headlining tour started. We’ll be hitting a lot of killer cities we haven’t been to in quite a few years. We hope to see you all in the pits burning and shredding with us!”

Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.

INCITEWake Up Dead North American Tour 2022:
11/17/2022 Germantown – Louisville, KY
11/18/2022 Legends – Cincinnati, OH
11/19/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
11/21/2022 Sneaky Dee’s – Toronto, ON
11/22/2022 Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC
11/24/2022 Dominion Tavern – Ottawa, ON
11/25/2022 Backstage – Windsor, ON
11/26/2022 Corktown – Hamilton, ON
11/27/2022 Photo City – Rochester, NY
11/28/2022 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
11/29/2022 Planet Trog – Whitehall, PA
12/02/2022 Furnace41 – Atlanta, GA
12/03/2022 Slam House – Bradenton, FL
12/04/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
12/05/2022 The Goat – New Orleans, LA
12/07/2022 Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX
12/08/2022 Wonder Lounge – Laredo, TX
12/09/2022 Ridglea Room – Dallas, TX
12/11/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
12/12/2022 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
12/14/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL
12/15/2022 Zymurgy – Menomonie, WI
12/16/2022 Lefty’s -Des Moines, IA
12/17/2022 1867 Bar – Lincoln, NE

INCITE’s latest full-length, Wake Up Dead, was released in April via Atomic Fire Records. With Wake Up Dead, INCITE jettisons the extraneous bloat of slicker bands in favor of authentic grit and determination, consistently churning out “headbanging riffs with concussive force (Kerrang).” Ghost Cult champions, “a massively enjoyable collection of aggression from a band led by someone who has literally lived and breathed metal since the day he was born,” while Dead Rhetoric observes, “Consistent road warriors that they are, INCITE brings another platter to the table that should have no trouble adding more staples to the setlist – ensuring sweat infested hordes a glorious time.”

The very spirit and attitude of heavy music culture, courses through the veins of INCITE. Over the course of five albums — The Slaughter (2009), All Out War (2012), Up In Hell (2014), Oppression (2016), and Built To Destroy (2019) — the band has 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, and skill. Written over the course of several bouts of feverish inspiration throughout the pandemic, with recording duties again handled by legendary producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Everytime I Die), Wake Up Dead delivers in the most relentless way possible.

INCITE’s Wake Up Dead is available on CD, LP, and digitally. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION.

Watch the band’s previously released videos for “Deadbeat” HERE, “Mental Destruction” video HERE, and “War Soup” (feat. Max Cavalera) HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Announces November US Headlining Tour – Tickets On Sale Now!

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Nathaniel Shannon

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, icons of heavy metal, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, have announced a US headlining tour this Fall! The excursion kicks off on November 10th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and runs through November 27th in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Support will be provided by Spirit Adrift and The Native Howl. See all confirmed dates below and purchase tickets HERE.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Spirit Adrift, The Native Howl:
11/10/2022 Chelsea’s Live – Baton Rouge, LA
11/11/2022 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
11/12/2022 Snowblind Festival – Atlanta, GA
11/13/2022 Growlers – Memphis, TN
11/15/2022 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
11/17/2022 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
11/18/2022 The Queen – Wilmington, DE
11/19/2022 Granite State Music Hall – Laconia, NH
11/20/2022 Reverb – Reading, PA
11/22/2022 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/23/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/25/2022 Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
11/26/2022 Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
11/27/2022 The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI

Since forming in 1982, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has woven their distinct riffs deep into the fabric of heavy metal for over four decades. Across ten landmark, critically acclaimed albums, the band has continued evolving. From the early days of thrash to their more recent, blues-infused metal, the band has managed to progress with each release keeping fans and critics alike guessing.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s most recent full-length, No Cross No Crown, was released in 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded with longtime producer John Custer, the record marks the first studio recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade and, earning the #67 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #12 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart, and #3 on the Top Hard Music Albums Chart upon its first week of release, is the highest charting album of the band’s career.

Purchase No Cross No Crown at THIS LOCATION.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

Finnish Melancholic Metal Band DENIGRATE Head Out To European Tour With FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

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

Photo: Hannu Nieminen

Finnish melancholic metal band Denigrate takes a selection of tour dates in Europe in October and offers a chance to hear their latest Blackguard album live at its entirety.

Denigrate is supporting Fleshgod Apocalypse as follows:

24.10.22 Czech Republic, Prague @ Futurum
26.10.22 Poland, Poznan @ U Bazyala
27.10.22 Poland, Warsaw @ Proxima
28.10.22 Lithuania, Vilnius @ Vakaris
29.10.22 Latvia, Riga @ Melna Piektdiena
30.10.22 Finland, Helsinki @ Ääniwalli

Latest Denigrate album Blackguard was released April 22nd 2022 via Inverse Records.

Listen to “Blackguard” album: https://push.fm/fl/denigrate-blackguard

DENIGRATE:
Galzi Kallio: Vocals
Pekka Pyrhönen: Bass,
Seppo Nummela: Guitar
Tipi Toivanen: Drums

Tracklist:
01. Sonata Del Diavlo
02. The Fear And The Fever
03. Rara Avis
04. Aureole
05. Perfida
06. The Dead Saluting

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Source: Inverse Records

Epic Heavy Metal Duo SORDID BLADE Releasing “Every Battle Has Its Glory” In October

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

Swedish Epic Heavy Metal duo Sordid Blade will release full-length debut album Every Battle Has Its Glory October 14 on CD, vinyl LP, and digital formats via Gates of Hell Records.

The album’s first single, “Hidden Enthronement,” is available to stream at: youtu.be/CWW4gOuwiFs

“I view heavy metal as an art form.” It is this simple but impactful summation that spills into the music of multi-instrumentalist and Sordid Blade figurehead Niklas Holm. Formed in 2021 out of his desire to create an epic heavy metal band in the vein of Hammerheart-era Bathory, Manilla Road and Warlord, Holm issued Sordid Blade’s two-song MMXXI demo in 2021. It was an early indicator of Holm’s ability to meld heroic proto-metal with the style and persuasion of his primary influences. After a brief period of soliciting prospective labels, Sordid Blade found its rightful place on Gates of Hell Records for the release of their first full-length, Every Battle Has Its Glory.

Every Battle Has Its Glory was tracked over the course of a year with engineer Kim Ekwall Lattik, with drum recording provided by Magnus Jonsson at Milk Studio, who also mixed the album. The album marks the first appearance of drummer Micael Zetterberg, who joined Sordid Blade after the release of MMXXI. Together, Holm and Zetterberg tap into the broad, illustrious field of true, mid-paced anthemic metal, harnessing stout riffing and choice melodies to form a sound that remains faithful to the style’s storied past.

Line-up:

Niklas Holm: Vocals, Guitar, and Bass

Micael Zetterberg – Drums

Holm’s lyrics deal with existential themes and how the individual can gain strength by focusing on what’s really important in the world. His lyrics are driven by metaphor, developing a sort of “code” for the listener to decipher. Once they do, they will find a wealth of songs with deep, emotional subject matter that adds another layer of depth and intrigue to Sordid Blade. Even the instrumental “Kiolsvarf” is topical — it is a Swedish term to describe a family drowning at sea.

The Carl Larsson (1853-1919)-created cover art was the last piece to the Every Battle Has Its Glory puzzle. Zetterberg found one of Larsson’s paintings in a book and shared it with Holm. Holm knew the creation was the perfect choice — its dark style reflected the overall theme of the album.

It is by which this thoughtful depth and exploratory nature that Sordid Blade sets itself apart. The epic metal field is growing increasingly crowded, but for those in search of something with an emotional and personal atmosphere, there is no better choice circa 2022 than Sordid Blade.

Track Listing:

  1. Mordian Winds
  2. Unbreakable Bonds
  3. Mighty Old Star
  4. Hidden Enthronement
  5. Halfway to Heaven
  6. Kiolsvarf
  7. My Guarded Home
  8. Every Battle Has Its Glory
  9. Lonesome Rider

Pre-Order:

BLUE VINYL LMT 100: tinyurl.com/5n8zyvj3

BLACK VINYL LMT 400: tinyurl.com/bdhhabfj

CD: tinyurl.com/5n8zyvj3

BC: sordidblade.bandcamp.com/album/every-battle-has-its-glory

gatesofhellrecords.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

Italian Heavy Metal Veterans CRYING STEEL Sign To Underground Symphony Records

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

New album scheduled for an early 2023 release

Italian heavy metal band Crying Steel have announced that they have signed to Underground Symphony Records for the release of their upcoming album.

The 5th studio album is scheduled to be released in January 2023 in deluxe digital format. Further information will be revealed soon. 

Underground Symphony is also based in Italy and is known to have released material from bands such as Sabaton, Labyrinth, Manilla Road, White Skull among others.

The band commented: “We are honoured to be joining Underground Symphony’s roster and have a feeling we will have a fruitful relationship. After being stuck at home during the pandemic lockdowns, we can’t wait to show you the new music we cooked up. Stay Steel!”

Crying Steel was formed in 1982 and is considered to be one of the very first heavy metal acts to come out of Italy. The band’s discography includes: Crying Steel (1985), On the Prowl (1987), The Steel is Back! (2007), Time Stands Steel (2013), Stay Steel (2018) and Steel Alive (2019).

Crying Steel will be performing at Boyler Fest, Bologna (17th September), Sheratan Live Club, Carpi (24th September), Metropolis Live Club, Frosinone (7 October) and Let it Beer, Rome (8 October) with more dates to be announced soon.

Crying Steel online:

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Bandcamp
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Website
YouTube
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Underground Symphony Records online:
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Source: Dominic Athanassiou

INDUCTION – Progressive/Symphonic Power Metal Quintet To Release “Born From Fire” Full-Length On November 25th Via Atomic Fire Records – Preorders Available

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, Power Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Franz Schepers

Progressive/symphonic power metal quintet INDUCTION will release their sophomore full length, Born From Fire, on November 25th via Atomic Fire Records.

Notes guitarist and band mastermind Tim Kanoa Hansen. “We tried to deliver a good mix of big hits, great melodies, emotions, brutal anger, intricate riffs, and arrangements as well as making it a ton of fun while listening. We are sure this album will convince old and new fans alike of what INDUCTION means. We sincerely hope that everyone finds themselves in some of the songs.”

The record, which boasts twelve metal anthems in fifty-eight minutes, was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen and is graced by the cover artwork of Peter Sallai (Sabaton, Jinjer, Powerwolf).

Born From Fire will be available on CD, 2xLP vinyl, and digitally. Find special preorder bundles at THIS LOCATION.

Born From Fire – Track Listing:

  1. Born From Fire
  2. Scorched
  3. Fallen Angel
  4. Go To Hell
  5. Embers
  6. Order & Chaos
  7. The Beauty Of Monstrance
  8. Queen Of Light
  9. I Am Alive
  10. Ghost Of Silence
  11. Eternal Silence
  12. Sacrifice (Bonus Track)

Keep up with INDUCTION’s upcoming European live dates at their official website HERE and stream the band’s previously released songs on the streaming platform of your choice HERE.

Originally founded in 2014, INDUCTION left their first mark with first single, “The Outwitted Consecration,” in 2016 before completely entering the metal world by releasing their eponymous debut album in 2019. Its enormously positive reception even paved them the way to touring across Europe alongside Brazilian power metallers Armored Dawn in November of the same year. It was a notable career start for the quintet that was unfortunately halted by the pandemic leading to a break (at least on the live front) that wasn’t only used by the band to work on their sophomore album but also to renew their power.

INDUCTION:
Craig Cairns – vocals
Tim Kanoa Hansen – guitars
Marcos Rodriguez – guitars
Dominik Gusch – bass
Dominik “Dome” Zester – session drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Maryland Crossover Thrashers NINTH REALM To Release “A Fate Unbroken” In November

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

Maryland-based Crossover Thrash Metal quintet NINTH REALM will release their debut full-length album A Fate Unbroken November 4 on Mercenary Press. The album is a perfect blend of of crossover thrash and traditional heavy metal that represents the band’s refined vision. “Plea to the Heavens,” the album’s first single, is streaming now at:

ninthrealmmd.bandcamp.com/track/plea-to-the-heavens

“Plea to the Heavens” is also streaming on Spotify.

A Fate Unbroken is a nine-track album that takes the influence of the widest range of heavy metal, 80s-toned thrash, death thrash, and hardcore that the decisive genres have to offer. Not only do the riffs, consistent guitar solos, and blackened vocals take the listener through a whirlwind of Slayer/Demolition Hammer era thrash metal, but the lyricism and quintessential raw fantasy style of their art and themes harken back to a Frank Frazetta/Ralph Bakshi age of pure Sword & Sorcery. A Fate Unbroken, for all intents and purposes, is a Maryland band’s attempt to bring a reunion of heavy metal and hardcore punk back to its raw, old-school roots.

Basing their lyricism and overall theme around the original fantasy realm of Tythorin, NINTH REALM delivers an electrifying synthesis of traditional heavy metal and hardcore punk for fans of both respective genres to enjoy.

Line-Up:

Joey Burke – Drums
Ben Hageage – Vocals
Jared Henry – Bass
Liam McMahon – Lead Guitar
Charles House – Rhythm Guitar

Pulling from a range of influences that span everything between blackened thrash to old-school death metal, the music of NINTH REALM rips and tears with a ferocity and cadence that perfectly encapsulates the epic scale and grisly atmosphere of grim-dark fantasy. Between the use of aggressive thrash d-beat and viscerally direct song structure of classic metal acts such as Celtic Frost, combined with the melodic riffage of classic bands like Testament/Mercyful Fate, and an added twist of Cro-Mags/Leewaystyle crossover, NINTH REALM wields what is perhaps one of the most poignant new sounds to emerge from the metal underground in recent memory.

FFO: Power Trip, Eternal Champion, High Command, Iron Age

Pre-Order: ninthrealmmd.bandcamp.com/album/a-fate-unbroken

Track Listing:

  1. Gates of Tythorin
  2. Plea to the Heavens
  3. Witches Choir
  4. Ondreis
  5. Evoke Thy Wrath
  6. Armageddon’s Howl
  7. Burning Wanderer
  8. Eternal Lance
  9. A Fate Unbroken

BIO: Sharing a bond for all things heavy metal and high fantasy, college classmates Joey Burke (drummer) and Liam McMahon (lead guitarist) joined forces in the fall of 2018, writing and practicing every week to produce the 2019 demo, Gates of Tythorin. Later adding Jared Henry (bassist) and Ben Hageage (vocalist) to the mix, Ninth Realm solidified their sound with their succeeding 2020 EP, All Hail Treachery. In 2022, to offer a glimpse at what is to come with their debut LP, Ninth Realm released Ondreis MMXXII, a promo tape featuring two songs that both share a track space on the debut full-length record.

Source: ClawHammer PR

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