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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

Photo: Aleksander Susi

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/

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo-edit by Pino Magliani

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Split Screen Management

LONG LIVE CELTIC HILLS.

HELLBORE – Announce New Album “Panopticon”

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on December 28, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

HELLBORE, the death metal outfit striding both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, have announced their upcoming sophomore album Panopticon. Releasing in March 2022, the new record sees influences from a variety of modern death metal subgenres including technical death metal, progressive death metal, and deathcore.

“This album is a big step for us, and we are really excited for people to hear what we have put together. This has been a difficult couple of years for many people. “Panopticon” takes aim at many of these struggles, and we hope it can provide a degree of catharsis. We hope you enjoy your time listening to it as much as we enjoyed creating it.”

More information to follow soon.

HELLBORE:
Charlie Munro, based in the UK, all guitars, bass, mixing and production
Chris Whitby, based in New York, vocals

Links:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HellboreMetal

Bandcamp https://hellboremetal.bandcamp.com/album/holy-sadist

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE HELLBORE.

DYING LIGHT – To Release “Far From Life” On CD

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on December 27, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

After a successful digital release, New Jersey melodic metal band DYING LIGHT will unleash their album Far From Life on CD on January 28, 2022.

Far From Life features 10 original songs by DYING LIGHT and 1 original song, “Mercy”, by Michael Ferentino. “The Cycle” kicks off the album and sets the tone of the project with powerful driving rhythms and epic harmonies. While The title track sees a thundering breakdown ensue amidst intricate guitar leads and a dark, dissonant chorus. The album explores a myriad of tempo changes and moods highlighting the diversity of creativity that DYING LIGHT offers. Drawing influences predominantly from music of the 1980s and ‘90s, and modernising with their own distinctive twist, Far From Life is a dynamic mix of heavy styles.

Far From Life is a powerful record delivering heavy elements with soaring melodies. It’s a display of DYING LIGHT’s passion for music aptly fusing complementary styles. Bursting with energy and a charismatic sound, Far From Life is sure to appeal to metal fans.

Social media links:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dyinglightnj
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dyinglightnj/?hl=en

Line-Up:
Jeff Ross – Vocals
Jim Haldenwang – Guitar
Doug Edwards – Guitar
Chris Fritz – Bass and harmonies
Shaun Dilliplane – Drums

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DYING LIGHT.

MESHUGGAH Reschedules 2022 US Headlining Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 27, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Swedish metal titans MESHUGGAH have been forced to postpone their US headlining tour to the Fall of 2022.

In an official statement, the band notes, “We regret to inform that MESHUGGAH will have to reschedule their US headlining tour, originally planned for early 2022, to September/October 2022. While the ongoing pandemic has been throwing various curve balls on us all the past year, ultimately delaying the completion of the upcoming MESHUGGAH studio album – there are other concerns that have forced us to make this unfortunate decision. Determining factor is the need to prioritize the physical health of one of the band members who is currently undergoing medical treatment related to a skin condition on his hands, hindering him from rehearsals and from all in all playing his instrument. While we are optimistic for his future recovery, we know it will not be possible for him and the band to be ready to perform already in February 2022.

“With these shows now moving, Converge will unfortunately no longer be able to do the tour. However, we are grateful that Torche will still be performing with us. Another special guest to replace Converge and to complete the bill is to be announced.”

Tickets for the original dates remain valid; please contact your ticket provider with any inquiries.

MESHUGGAH w/ Torche, TBA
9/16/2022 Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/17/2022 Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
9/18/2022 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
9/20/2022 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
9/24/2022 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
9/25/2022 Express Live – Columbus, OH
9/27/2022 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
9/28/2022 Royal Oak Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/29/2022 Radius – Chicago, IL
9/30/2022 Myth Live – Minneapolis, MI
10/02/2022 Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
10/04/2022 The Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
10/08/2022 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
10/09/2022 Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
10/10/2022 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
10/12/2022 The Factory In Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX
10/13/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/15/2022 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
10/16/2022 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA

http://www.meshuggah.net

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MESHUGGAH.

SCARECROW Announce Live Gigs For January!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 26, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

The Bay Area Thrash band SCARECROW will be doing their first performances in over a decade on Jan 8th at Eli’s in Oakland and Jan 9th at the Bottom of the hill in San Francisco! If you’re in the area, don’t miss it!

Scarecrow shirts, cassettes and vinyl:

Grab the band’s comeback EP and a shirt from us here!

Stream it here!

LONG LIVE SCARECROW.

UNDRASK – Announce New Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , on December 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Melodic metal quintet UNDRASK are preparing to unleash their second studio album God Emperor in early 2022. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the outfit formed in in 2013 releasing their self-titled EP in 2015 and debut LP Battle Through Time in 2017. Their upcoming sophomore album takes their sound to the next dimension.

The band comments:

“We’re pumped to finally call our second album, God Emperor, complete! We were on schedule to release about a year ago, but life had other plans. To quote Patrick Rothfuss: “When you wait a few span or month to hear a finished song, the anticipation adds savor. But after a year excitement begins to sour.” Some of you have waited patiently with us, no doubt thinking “release the damn thing already!” We understand, agree, and hope you’ll find the finished product well worth the wait!”

Packed with even more harmonies and intertwined guitars, the new album sees the appearance of orchestral elements and several talented guests. With Melodies and riffs abound, and vocals more brutal than ever, each track carries its own life and vibe. 

UNDRASK is:
Steve Wynn – Vocals
Darryl Dewitt – Guitars
Erik Collier – Guitars
Daniel McCoy – Bass
Aaron Schimmel – Drums

Links:
https://www.instagram.com/undrask
https://www.facebook.com/undrask
https://undrask.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/c/Undrask

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE UNDRASK.

JUSTICE THEORY – Releases Powerful New Single “FIGHT UNTIL YOU DIE!”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on December 16, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Jaakko Manninen

Finnish metal band Justice Theory is happy to announce that they will release a new EP “BEATEN WILL RISE” on Spring 2022. And now here they give you a first taste of their upcoming EP. Song titled “FIGHT UNTIL YOU DIE!” is OUT NOW on music services world wide! Cover artwork is created by Petri Lampela.

Listen to “FIGHT UNTIL YOU DIE!”:

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

YouTube: https://youtu.be/7zvTpBcNhjc

Apple Music: https://apple.co/3F3Dzm1

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3GNQTLF

Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/205732250

Vocalist and guitar player Valtteri states: “This song is ultimate power straight from the heart! After emotional and low-tempo song Fade Into the Night, I wanted to make a song that really hypes you up and makes you move. For me, lyric-wise this song is about two themes. First theme is standing together whatever comes to our way. Trust between brothers, and not giving up until you’ve given your everything ties it up really well. We should always remember that we are not alone in this world. Bond between humans can be stronger than we even realize, particularly when it comes to a matter of life and death. Another theme is that we always manage to find a way for rising up after being beaten down. When you’re at the bottom, it just gives you a moment for rise again…”

https://www.facebook.com/JusticeTheoryband

https://www.instagram.com/justicetheoryband/

LONG LIVE JUSTICE THEORY.

ACT OF DEFIANCE – Photo Gallery Of Concert At Oddbody’s In Dayton, Ohio – June 16th 2016

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 6, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Above photo: L to R: Matt Bachand (bass) & Chris Broderick (guitar)

Hey everybody, Stone here! I went to see Act Of Defiance at Oddbody’s in Dayton Ohio, back on June 16th of 2016. Accompanying me was Robert (Rob) Nickell; an old friend of mine and professional photographer. All of these fabulous concert photos featured in this post are credited to Rob.

Not appearing in a photo here is the legendary drummer Shawn Drover. Trust me, Shawn was creating plenty of thunder behind his drum kit on that night! Shawn is also an ex-member of MEGADETH.

Yes, 2016. How or why it took me over 5 years to finally publish these photos of such an amazing Metal supergroup? Regardless, I’ve rediscovered them in the Metal Odyssey archives and they’re to be enjoyed now and forever! Thank you Act Of Defiance for killing it on that night! Thank you, Robert Nickell for the camera talent!

Above photo: Chris Broderick / guitarist

I remember this concert being high octane! Chris Broderick shredded on guitar and played to the crowd with his constant smiles of appreciation. A true thrill it was for me, to see such a legendary Metal guitarist so close up! Yes, I was psyched outta my mind that night!

Above: Chris Broderick gives back the horns to his fans. Chris also is an ex-member of world-class Metal bands: Jag Panzer, Nevermore and MEGADETH.

On this tour, Act Of Defiance were out supporting their debut studio album: Birth And The Burial. This album was released back in August of 2015, via Metal Blade Records. I highly recommend both studio albums that Act Of Defiance created! Their second album was released back in 2017, titled: Old Scars, New Wounds (Metal Blade Records).

Above: Henry Derek (vocalist). Henry is also an ex-member of Thrown Into Exile and Scar The Martyr.

Vocalist Henry Derek was outstanding! He was a thrill to see and hear live! Henry is an underrated Metal vocalist and that’s my Metal fact for the day.

Above: Matt Bachand (bassist) – Matt is also a founding member, rhythm guitarist and clean vocalist for the mighty Shadows Fall.
L to R: yours truly aka Stone & bass player Matt Bachand

LONG LIVE THE METAL LEGACY OF ACT OF DEFIANCE.

FULLMINATOR – To Release New Single

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , on December 4, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Ex-Intergalactic warlords cloned from the evil cosmic conquer Colonel Roach to better fulfil his crusade of universal dominance, have successfully concealed their identity as the crossover thrash metal band, FULLMINATOR. Having escaped through a prototype dimensional portal called the Nexus, they appeared in the streets of Puerto Rico in the year 2016 and have remained ever since.

“We at FULLMINATOR want to present to you our latest single “Cyberpathic” all the way from the year 2078, punch deck and get ahead of the simulation!”

The new single, “Cyberpathic”, was inspired by the cyberpunk aesthetic and themes of William Gibson’s Neuromancer and The Matrix trilogy. A mash-up of fictional and factual political theories is paired up with the melodic fun, along with the style of the streets of Chiba City and the fast pace of a speed-fuelled run through cyberspace. “Cyberpathic” explodes into life with energetic instrumentation, delicious distortion and powerful percussion.

FULLMINATOR are a powerhouse of hard-hitting metal with a galactic twist. Effects and electronics emerge through the immense thrash sound adding a theatrical punch of personality. If you were born before 2000 you may catch the throwback to the early era of the internet. Intricate guitar leads, aggressive vocals and utter full-throttle enthusiasm makes for a thrilling listening experience.

FULLMINATOR deliver an epic fusion of sci-fi, speed and sheer creativity. The outfit have produced a release that will appeal to thrash lovers and space travellers alike. It’s loud, with a pace close to lightspeed and utterly fun.

The song is out on Dec 10th 2021.

FULLMINATOR:
Lord Gartallax – Drums
Enforcer Blowmiux – Bass
Cyber Zurrfex – Lead Guitar
Master Kiununtrux – Rhythm Guitar
Reptilian Deluxe – Vocals

YouTube – https://youtube.com/channel/UC_C3bJJhQNVjxQwM-bAFJGQ

Bandcamp – https://fullminatorofficial.bandcamp.com/album/omniplasm

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/37JyjXeVsDZKSeZKQwXZR2?si=7nNBVV2MTJCiRei05av9-A

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE FULLMINATOR.

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