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AMORPHIS – Announces North American Tour This Spring In Celebration Of Their Forthcoming “Halo” Full-Length

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 14, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Sam Jamsen)

AMORPHIS will tour North America with their brand new album Halo this Spring! The tour begins on April 13th in New York City and will make its way through nearly two dozen cities, coming to a close on May 12th in Baltimore, Maryland. Support will be provided by Sylvaine and Hoaxed.

Comments the band, “We are more than excited to announce that we are touring North America in the Spring 2022 to support our upcoming album Halo. We’ve been missing you, live gigs, and touring like never before! We are looking forward to the shows as well as bringing Sylvaine and Hoaxed with us as special guests. Limited amounts of AMORPHIS VIP packages with meet and greets are also available. We hope to see you there, meanwhile take care, stay healthy, and shine on! “

See all confirmed dates below. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 14th. VIP Packages including a ticket, meet and greet, photo opp, and exclusive items are now available. For more details and to purchase, go to THIS LOCATION.

AMORPHIS w/ Sylvaine, Hoaxed:
4/13/2022 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY *
4/14/2022 The Palladium – Worcester, MA *
4/15/2022 Club Soda – Montreal, QC *
4/16/2022 The Opera House – Toronto, ON *
4/18/2022 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
4/19/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL
4/20/2022 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
4/22/2022 The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
4/23/2022 Soundwell – Salt Lake City, UT
4/25/2022 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
4/26/2022 The Imperial – Vancouver, BC
4/27/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
4/29/2022 The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
4/30/2022 El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
5/01/2022 The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
5/03/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
5/04/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
5/06/2022 Center Stage (The Loft) – Atlanta, GA
5/07/2022 The Orpheum -Tampa, FL
5/08/2022 The Abbey – Orlando, FL
5/10/2022 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
5/11/2022 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
5/12/2022 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

  • Hoaxed only

AMORPHIS’ stunning fourteenth album of their career will be released February 11th via Atomic Fire Records. Halo — which features artwork by Valnoir (Alcest, Paradise Lost) — was recorded, produced, and mixed by Jens Bogren (Fascination Street Studios) while mastering duties were handled by Tony Lindgren.

Halo will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION. Preorder AMORPHIS’ soon-to-be-released On The Dark Waters 7″ (out January 28th) HERE.

View the band’s video for first single, “The Moon,” directed by Patric Ullaeus (rEvolver Film), at THIS LOCATION.

http://www.amorphis.net

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE AMORPHIS.

W.A.S.P. 40 Years Live World Tour 2022 – USA Dates And Cities Listed!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

It looks like W.A.S.P. are FINALLY going to tour the USA! Special guests are Armored Saint!! The great Michael Schenker will be a guest November 2nd through November 6th!! Metal be thy name!!

Check out the tour flyer above for dates and cities that run from October through December of 2022!

LONG LIVE W.A.S.P.

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

LONG LIVE MICHAEL SCHENKER.

MÆNTRA – Release Drum/Guitar Playthrough Video For “Svadhisthana”

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

San Francisco (CA) – Brutal Death/Industrial Metal healers MÆNTRA have released a Drum/Guitar Playthrough Video for “Svadhisthana,” the first single from forthcoming debut album Kundalini Rising. Featuring Adam Houmam (drums) and Rudy Pina (guitar), the video is available at the following link: youtu.be/kW1rjY88pPg and below:

MÆNTRA will release Kundalini Rising on February 18.

A lyric video for “Svadhisthana” is also available at youtu.be/4bOyD6SQZYc. The single is streaming on Bandcamp as well.

13.8 billion years ago, the universe was born from a big bang and consciousness was created through the sound of OM. From the journey of billions of years of evolution, survival, death, rebirth, wars, peace, and music emerges MÆNTRA, a quartet committed to helping their listeners find their own personal light by playing in the darkness and embracing aggression. MÆNTRA lays their meditative lyrics on top of a unique blend of brutal death metal, industrial sounds, atmospheric tones, and intentional healing energy.

It is said that by simply playing the debut album, Kundalini Rising, the listener is brought to a state of euphoria and dissolution of the ego. Time no longer has meaning and the past and present don’t exist. Layering a sonically aggressive sound with intentional healing and empowering lyrics, this journey of releasing demons and rejuvenating the soul is grounded in a tour of the seven chakras, guiding listeners through the healing process to release tension, erase limited beliefs, and improve overall physical and mental clarity. Fans can expect in person healing through MÆNTRA’s unique live experience shortly thereafter.

MÆNTRA was formed in 2017 through the current third dimensional incarnations of guitarist and vocalist Rudy Pina and drummer Adam Houmam (Cartilage, Ghoul, Terrorizer L.A.). The universe then brought Paul Ryan (Origin) on bass/vocals and keyboardist Martin Boynton (Short Fuse) to complete the team.

Source: ClawHammer PR

Track Listing:

  1. Muladhara
  2. Svadhisthana
  3. Manipura
  4. Anahata
  5. Vishuddha
  6. Ajna
  7. Sahasrara

LONG LIVE MÆNTRA.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuomas Saukkonen comments:

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

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

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

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

Portland Trad-Metallers MAMORLIS Releasing “Sturdy As An Oak” on March 8th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Portland (OR) – Epic/Traditional Heavy Metal quartet MAMORLIS will release sophomore album Sturdy as an Oak on March 8. The band will self-release the album on digital and CD formats. The cassette version will be released in Europe through Cursed Ritual Records.

The first single, “Wolfric The Wild,” is streaming at: youtu.be/0Txn4_kpCrg or enjoy below:

Following the band’s 2019 self-titled debut album, on Sturdy as an Oak, MAMORLIS further refines its authentic mix of epic heavy metal and doom. The foursome combines a warm, vintage style that recalls the songwriting prowess of bands like Slough Feg and classic Iron Maiden with lyrical content covering folklore, fantasy stories, action movies, and old video games.

The band released the following statement concerning Sturdy as an Oak:

“If you like music, you’re gonna love this. The second Mamorlis album, Sturdy as an Oak: Six tracks that will make any traditional metal fan as sturdy as an oak. Songs about alcoholic knights, bushrangers, rat pirates, and Clancy Brown. If you’re sturdy for four or more hours after listening, you’re welcome.”

Cassette Pre-order:

cursedritual.fr/en/produit/mamorlis-us-sturdy-as-an-oak

Track Listing:

  1. Wolfric the Wild
  2. Salamandastron
  3. The Kurgan
  4. Over the Border
  5. The Glade
  6. Journeys of Acquisition/Gor

Source: ClawHammer PR

mamorlis.bandcamp.com

Mamorlis YouTube

LONG LIVE MAMORLIS.

INDUCTION – Signs To Atomic Fire Records – New Band Lineup Revealed

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Franz Schepers)

Progressive power metal with symphonic influences creating an epic and heroic atmosphere topped with catchy, soaring vocals, melodic solos, thunderous drums, and massive orchestration (crafted by Peter Crowley): that’s how the soundscapes of international outfit INDUCTION could best be described.

Originally founded in 2014, the band left their first mark with first single, “The Outwitted Consecration” (2016) before officially entering the metal world with their self-titled debut album in 2019. Its enormously positive reception paved 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 still-ongoing pandemic ultimately leading to a break (at least on the live front) that was to work on their sophomore album and renew their power.

Atomic Fire Records is pleased to welcome INDUCTION and their new lineup — vocalist Craig Cairns (ex-Midnight Prophecy), guitarists Tim Kanoa Hansen and Marcos Rodriguez (ex-Rage), bassist Dominik Gusch, and drummer Kian Kiesling — to its roster.

Comments Hansen of the new union, “I am very pleased to announce today that INDUCTION and Atomic Fire Records are now partnered for musical ventures in the years to come. We are confident that we have found the right partners for our music and vision. Their incredibly capable and experienced team, sharing the passion and love for our music in the same way the band does itself, lets everyone involved look forward to an amazing future where INDUCTION will be elevated to a new level and touch the hearts of many more people with our music.”

Says Atomic Fire Records CEO Flori Milz, “When I got the debut album of the guys two years ago, I was totally excited. At that time, I tried to win the band for my own label Reaper Entertainment, but Reaper was still in its infancy and unfortunately nothing came into being. So, I’m even more happy that the band have now signed a worldwide contract with Atomic Fire Records. I’m still a very big fan and I’m really looking forward to our common future and of course the new album.”

The first fruit of this partnership will be revealed in the form of a new single, “Sacrifice,” on February 4th.

Orders for the band’s eponymous debut, signed by Hansen, are available via the Atomic Fire Records webshop HERE.

INDUCTION:
Craig Cairns – vocals
Tim Kanoa Hansen – guitars
Marcos Rodriguez – guitars
Dominik Gusch – bass
Kian Kiesling – drums

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

http://www.instagram.com/inductionofficial

Source: EARSPLIT PR

SHIELD OF WINGS – Release Captivating Video For First Single “Wetland”

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Midwest American Symphonic Metal band SHIELD OF WINGS emerge from their hiatus, and make their thrilling entry into the new year with their debut single, “Wetland”. The song is coupled with a captivating music video. “Wetland” is the first offering from their forthcoming debut full-length album, Unfinished, set to release February 11th. Sure to appeal to fans of symphonic metal giants NIGHTWISH and EPICA, as well as film score composers like HANS ZIMMER, JAMES HORNER, and HOWARD SHORE, their new album, Unfinished, will bring into view 10 bombastic compositions of poetic exploration.

Vocalist Lara Mordian comments on the “Wetland” filming process:

’Shooting Wetland, and wading through that cold, wet, filth, was a challenging albeit invigorating time for me. Prior to filming in late autumn, I was warned of the certain discomfort to come, but I was reassured by James that “pain is temporary, film is forever”, and I embraced it.”.

Each song from Unfinished explores themes of growth through self-examination, regret, sacrificial death and rebirth. From the “Crushing Hail” of the suffering which is inherent in life, the listener is carried through this journey, until the final track expounds upon the realization that we are all, in ways, “The Scarred Clay Reshaping.” With bold, vast orchestral compositions soaring over chugging guitars, SHIELD OF WINGS makes it abundantly clear that they are Unfinished, in more ways than one.

Pre-Order Unfinished Now

Source: C Squared Music

SEVEN NINES AND TENS’ “Over Opiated In A Forest Of Whispering Speakers” Out Now/Streaming

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 8, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Vancouver (BC) – Willowtip Records has released “Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers”, the new album from Seven Nines and Tens. Stream the album in its entirety at:

sevenninesandtens.bandcamp.com/album/over-opiated-in-a-forest-of-whispering-speakers

Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers still features the sounds on which the band made their name (Post Hardcore, Shoegaze, Progressive Rock, and Math Metal), but features some new stylistic touchstones, such as 70’s hard rock, classic rock, and more traditional metal styles. All in all, Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers aims to be one of the finest metal albums to be released in 2022 and a career highlight for the band.

Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers marks the first time that band founder/songwriter David Cotton wrote lyrics/sang vocals on a Seven Nines and Tens record. The band was never intended to be instrumental and the addition of vocals coupled with the tightest set of songs of their career seems to have elevated the band’s sound to another level. In writing the record the band performed live with a ton of acts including Minus the Bear, Alcest, Pinkish Black, Nothing, Elder, Astronoid, Royal Thunder, and many others. The new album marks the arrival of the Seven Nines and Tens sound.

Seven Nines and Tens’ third album, Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers, is the follow-up to their 2012 debut album Habitat 67, sophomore albumSet the Controls for the Heart of the Slums, and 2019 career-spanning cassette boxset Satisfy the Faction.

Purchase:
BC: sevenninesandtens.bandcamp.com/album/over-opiated-in-a-forest-of-whispering-speakers

Willowtip: https://tinyurl.com/2d82wmff

Track Listing:

1) Popular Delusions
2) Throwing Rocks at Mediocrity
3) Midnight Marauders
4) Let’s Enjoy the Aimless Days While We Can
5) Edutainment
6) Fight for your Right to Partial Relevance
7) Sunshine

Band Photo Credit: Milton Stille

Line-up:

David Cotton (Guitar/Vocals)
Maximillian Madrus (Bass)
Alexander Glassford (Drums)

sevenninesandtens.com

willowtip.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

THE FINAL SLEEP (ex-Arsis, ex-Burning Human) To Release “Vessels Of Grief” In February

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Troy (NY) – Melodic/Progressive Death Metal band THE FINAL SLEEP will release new album Vessels Of Grief on February 4.

New single “Screaming In Silence” is available now at: thefinalsleepny.bandcamp.com/track/screaming-in-silence-3

Drawing influence from bands such as Opeth, Edge of Sanity, Control Denied, Amorphis, and Mercyful Fate/King Diamond, THE FINAL SLEEP received favorable reviews for their 2017 debut I, and has shared the stage with many renowned metal acts, including Fates Warning, Sanctuary, At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room, Flotsam & Jetsam, Rivers Of Nihil, Intronaut, All That Remains, Katatonia, and Moonspell.

An album teaser video is available at: youtu.be/WjUnI6KXQ8Y or watch below!

Pre-order Vessels of Grief:

thefinalsleepny.bandcamp.com/album/vessels-of-grief

Track Listing:

  1. Screaming in Silence
  2. Until it Ends
  3. Pale Whisper
  4. Soul in Between
  5. Funeral Seed
  6. Eternal

Line-up:

Jeff Andrews (Fleshspoil, Scavengers, Hush) – Lead Vocals/Guitar

Kevin Maloney (ex-Withstand) – Guitar

Mike Stack (ex-Burning Human, ex-Dying Breed) – Guitar

Jay VanDervoort (Ice Queen, ex-Burning Human) – Bass

Mike Van Dyne (Fleshspoil, ex-Arsis) – Drums

thefinalsleepny.bandcamp.com
instagram.com/the_final_sleep
The Final Sleep YouTube

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE THE FINAL SLEEP.

TOM MCKAY – Announces New Album

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

TOM MCKAY will unleash his new album Call To The Dæmon Sultan in February 2022. Delivering thundering metal instrumentation with ethereal orchestral soundscapes, the new album is a dynamic listening experience.

TOM comments: 

“I’ve been meaning to put together a collection of songs for some time, but up until now have never had enough material I was proud of to do so. Now, after a year of writing, recording and writing again, my debut EP has brought forth the heaviest songs I’ve ever written, both musically and emotionally. Allow me to take you on a deep dive into how I view the world and myself through 3 songs of teeth cutting vocals, playful riffs and melodies, and soaring orchestral work.

He awaits at the edge of time, for the Dæmon Sultan is benign, but ever present.”

Heavier than his previous releases, the new album delves into themes of idolism, isolation, mental illness, existentialism; with special guests NATHAN GROSS contributing orchestration on the title track, and LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT performing vocals on “The Benighted One”.

Album Credits:
Written/Programmed by: TOM MCKAY
Recorded by: TOM MCKAY
Mixed/Mastered: TOM MCKAY

Tracklist:
1. Call To The Dæmon Sultan (1:25)
2. Dishonoured King (5:25)
3. Faith In The Faceless (6:16)
4. The Benighted One (feat. LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT) (8:54)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tmckay715
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tmckay715/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8blX3YnHDG9e9_E9KjPK6g

Source: C Squared Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Track Listing:

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

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

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

gatesofhellrecords.com

maule.bandcamp.com/releases

cruzdelsurmusic.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

NECROT – Bay Area Death Metal/Punk Trio To Release New Special Tape Edition Of Acclaimed Sophomore Full-Length “Mortal”

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

783punx‘ ‘tape pizza boxset’ series continues and next in line will be a true gem of death metal: “Mortal” by Bay Area death metal/punk trio NECROT.

Recorded and originally released by Tankcrimes Records in 2020, the follow-up to the band’s critically adored “Blood Offerings” debut album is at once earth rupturing and memorable. Easily their most precise performance to date, “Mortal” foams at its mouth with destructive rhythms, intricate guitar leads, and guttural domination.

“Mortal” will soon be available in a 7 inch pizza box with all-over and under-the-lid artwork containing:

– cassette tape with special full-coverage UV on body print, packed in cardboard mailer with all-over artwork
– 2x 783punx sticker
– 2x Necrot sticker (Mortal & Sickle)
– A3 Necrot Sickle poster
– 8-pages booklet with all lyrics and info
– Necrot Demongram enamel metal pin
– Necrot Demongram backpatch

Limited to 166.6 hand-numbered copies

Release date: 28.01.2022

Watch an unboxing video at THIS LOCATION!

Copy number #1 goes on auction to support West Oakland Punks With Lunch – specifically requested by the band!

Punks with Lunch (PWL) is doing a lot of much-needed good. Starting as a small operation out of one person’s home, they have since expanded to a full-on warehouse for meal prep, a mobile outreach team, and a safe needle exchange program serving the homeless population of Oakland. The group provides basic necessities with a focus simply on “human kindness”.

More information can be found here: https://www.punkswithlunch.org/

PWL are currently raising money for a van to distribute food, necessities and faith in humanity even more widely!

We encourage you to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-pwl-get-a-van

Auction for copy number #1 is taking place on the 783punx Facebook – bids only in comments under original post! Auction starts 5/01/2022 and ends 16/01/2022 at 10GMT.

783punx – www.783punx.com

www.783punx.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE NECROT.

HELL MACHINE Release Official Video for “Devil Spawn”

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

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

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

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

hellmachine.bandcamp.com/album/relentless-aggression

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

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

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

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

Track Listing:

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

Line-up:

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

hellmachine.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/HellMachineAus

instagram.com/hellmachineofficial

Source: ClawHammer PR

STRIKER – US Tour Dates w/ Beast In Black, Seven Kingdoms + New Single / Music Video “Deathwish

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

April 07, 2022 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
April 08, 2022 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
April 09, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 11, 2022 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
April 12, 2022 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
April 14, 2022 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
April 15, 2022 – Anaheim, CA – The Parish
April 16, 2022 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Atrium at Catalyst
April 18, 2022 – Portland, OR – Hawthorn Theatre
April 19, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
April 20, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
April 22, 2022 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
April 23, 2022 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
April 25, 2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
April 26, 2022 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
April 27, 2022 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
April 29, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fine Line *
April 30, 2022 – Joliet, IL – The Forge *
May 01, 2022 – Cleveland – Ballroom *
May 02, 2022 – Detroit, MI – El Club *

* = No Seven Kingdoms on show date

Deathwish – Music Video – https://youtu.be/98V8CchlEVM

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3nd6zju

Source: Asher Media Relations

LONG LIVE STRIKER.

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

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

photo by Michelle Nisbet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Seventh Circle Track Listing:

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

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

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.creator-destructor.com

LONG LIVE DARKNESS EVERYWHERE.

Black Metal Project TORII Releases Self-TItled Album

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The new, self-titled album from apocalyptic black/death metal project TORII is out now on CD and digital formats.

The new album sees TORII return after three years of silence, having reverted back to its original form as a solo project. With Torii, Masino continues the journey into the depths of post-metal and death/doom with a stronger focus on atmosphere. Torii released on December 17.

Purchase Torii at this location.
Stream Torii on Spotify at this location.

Track Listing:
1) The Second Renaissance
2) Synthetic Dust
3) Persephone
4) Eurydice
5) Grey Expanse
6) Void
7) Inertia
8) Torii

Though black and death metal are core elements, the basic description doesn’t quite capture the breadth of the music, colored as it is with post-metal grays and streaks of doom. TORII has created yet another masterwork of oppressive darkness and an intensity that burns continually. Artwork, lyrics, vocals, instruments, and programming on Torii were all done by Bill Masino.

Source: ClawHammer PR

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Ingrian Backgrounded Industrial Artist Aleksander Susi Releases New Single In Russian Language

Posted in industrial metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , on January 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

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Aleksander Susi (a.k.a. Aleksi Susi, i.a. ex-2wolves, ex-Scent of Flesh, Alexanred) has released his newest single and for the first time in Russian language. He has Ingrian background and in 1990, as a child, moved from Russia to Finland with his parents.

For years he has been active as a solo-artist nowadays, releasing regularly his Industrial Metal influenced music.

The latest song “Он не такой”, simply translated as “He is different”, is about a young man, a free soul, who goes his own path in his life.

Source: Inverse Records

Listen to “Он не такой”:

Spotify https://spoti.fi/3JbFO90

Youtube: https://youtu.be/ftswWy8z_o8

Bandcamp https://aleksandersusi.bandcamp.com/

APOLINARA – Release New Single “Shadows And Signs”

Posted in gothic metal, Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 1, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Symphonic gothic metal artist APOLINARA offers the haunting new single “Shadows and Signs”. Raised in Ukraine and now based in the USA, APOLINARA draws inspiration from her travels and delivers a powerful message about facing the endless fight with inner demons.

APOLINARA comments: “I feel nervous but happy to release a new single “Shadows and Signs”. It’s an important first step of taking a listener on a journey to my upcoming debut album that will be released under the same name Shadows and Signs”.

The new release delivers ethereal vocals soaring above heavy driving instrumentation, while intricate orchestral melodies weave among the distorted guitars elevating the sound. “Shadows and Signs” is a tantalising taste of what is to come from APOLINARA.

Listen: https://open.spotify.com/track/0hGKvuU4wwrHw26BqwaqSm?si=635a76af8d5341f3

Links:
Website – https://www.apolinara.com/

Bandcamp – https://apolinara.bandcamp.com/
Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/apolinara

Apolinara – lyrics, music, arrangements, lead and back vocals
Alexander Kasiarum – drums
Vyacheslav Khabarov – lead, rhythm and bass guitars
Tatyana Krasavina – cello
Julia Polishchuk – violin
Brien Engel – glass harp (Slowly acoustic version) – https://www.glassharp.org/
Fabian Morales – growls (PARALYZED SUN, SILENT POETRY)
 

Produced by Max Morton (JINJER, IGNEA, BARE INFINITY, MORTON, NIMEA)

Source: C Squared Music

INGESTED – To Kick Off US Tour With Fit For An Autopsy

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 1, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Tina K)

UK death metal behemoths and recent Metal Blade Records signees, INGESTED, will kick off 2022 supporting Fit For An Autopsy on an extensive US Winter tour. The journey begins January 5th in Columbus, Ohio and winds through nearly three dozen cities, coming to a close on February 12th in New York City. Additional support will be provided by Enterprise Earth, Signs Of The Swarm, and Great American Ghost. See all confirmed dates below.

INGESTED w/ Fit For An Autopsy, Enterprise Earth, Signs Of The Swarm, Great American Ghost:

1/05/2022 Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
1/06/2022 The Sanctuary– Hamtramck, MI
1/07/2022 Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
1/08/2022 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
1/09/2022 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA
1/10/2022 The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NC
1/11/2022 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
1/12/2022 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
1/14/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR
1/15/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
1/17/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA
1/18/2022 The Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA
1/19/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
1/20/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
1/22/2022 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
1/24/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
1/25/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
1/26/2022 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
1/27/2022 Oklahoma City Limits – Oklahoma City
1/28/2022 Growlers – Memphis, TN
1/29/2022 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
1/30/2022 The Basement East – Nashville, TN
2/01/2022 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
2/02/2022 Respectables – West Palm Beach, FL
2/03/2022 The Haven – Winterpark, FL
2/04/2022 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/05/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
2/07/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
2/08/2022 Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
2/09/2022 The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
2/10/2022 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
2/11/2022 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
2/12/2022 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

INGESTED was founded in 2006 in Manchester, England and has since toured extensively with Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Carnifex, Revocation, and more. The band earned Billboard chart entries in 2018 with their album The Level Above Human, including #35 Independent Albums, #16 Hard Rock Albums, and #135 on the Top 200.

The band saw chart action again with their 2020 release Where Only Gods May Tread including #4 Current Hard Music Albums, #10 Top New Artist Albums, #139 Billboard Top Albums, #15 on the UK Rock & Metal Albums, and #50 UK Independent Albums chart. With an already extensive release and touring history, INGESTED are eagerly anticipating an exciting new era as part of the Metal Blade Records roster.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.ingested.co.uk

http://www.instagram.com/ingested

CRYSTAL VIPER – Release “Live In Studio” Video And Announce New Mini Album

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

Polish heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER released 4-track “live in studio” video, which was filmed as part of the #RockOutSessions series.

THE VIDEO CAN BE SEEN HERE

CRYSTAL VIPER front woman Marta Gabriel explains:

“2021 wasn’t an easy year. We released new studio album “The Cult”, but we managed to play literally 3 live shows only, as our other festival appearances and the European Tour on which we were supposed to promote new album were either postponed or cancelled. So instead, we did few new studio recordings, including full #RockOutSessions recording, where we played 4 songs from “The Cult” in the live, stripped down versions. We decided to release the video version for free – it’s our way of saying thank you to all the fans who are supporting us in those weird times, who bought the new album. The same material will be later released as Side-B of our special Mini Album, which will be released in the next few months, and which will include few rather big surprises!”.

CRYSTAL VIPER’s latest studio album “The Cult”, as well as Marta Gabriel’s first solo album “Metal Queens” were released in 2021 by Listenable Records.

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LONG LIVE CRYSTAL VIPER.

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