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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EXMORTUS on tour with Death Angel:

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

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

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

Nov 16 – Seattle, WA – Club Sur

Nov 17 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

Nov 18 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater

Nov 19 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite

Nov 20 – Calgary, AB – Dickens

Nov 21 – Regina, SK – The Exchange

Nov 22 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramids

Nov 23 – St. Paul, MN – The Amsterdam

Nov 25 – London, ON – London Music Hall

Nov 26 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Nov 27 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

Nov 28 – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey

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

Nov 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

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

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

Dec 3 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon

Dec 4 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar

Dec 5 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club

Dec 6 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

Dec 7 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug

Dec 8 – Orlando, FL – The Haven

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

Dec 10 – Lafayette, LA – Grant Street

Dec 11 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar

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

Dec 13 – Dallas, TX – Trees

Dec 14 – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine

Dec 15 – Enid, OK – 1927 Event Center

Dec 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad

Dec 18 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red

Dec 19 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky

For more info:

www.m-theoryaudio.com

www.exmortusmusic.com

www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

www.instagram.com/exmortus_official

Source:

M-Theory Audio

LONG LIVE EXMORTUS.

STONE.

UK Death Metallers INFECTED DEAD Unleash ‘The Rache’

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 4, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Infected Dead made a grand impression with their Lovecraftian cosmic horror debut Archaic Malevolence and have left fans salivating for more ever since. Today the band proudly reveal a blistering new single and video to sate those in wait, a track entitled ‘The Rache’ out now via Hostile Media.

Watch ‘The Rache’ Here!

https://youtu.be/uw4-5mkqVdA

The video was shot in the woods of Heathfield, Sussex UK earlier this summer with Loki Films. Vocalist Lou Ede elaborates: “The song is loosely based on the lesser known Lovecraft short story ‘The Hound’ so the main concept we had in mind was to give the allusion of the band being stalked by the titular monster, I think the director did a great job of getting that across.”

“We are delighted to finally be unleashing our first fresh track since Archaic Malevolence. It was great to be back working with Wynter Prior (producer) and work is well underway on our debut album, we’re really excited to share the first glimpse of what we’ve been up to over the past year.”

‘The Rache’ was produced by Wynter Prior, while Inner Sound overseen mixing and mastering. Luciferium War Graphics manned the helm once again for the epic artwork.

Catch Infected Dead Live in UK with Bloodshot Dawn next month!

13/10 – The Angel Microbrewery, Nottingham

14/10 – The Green Door Store, Brighton

15/10 – Underground, Plymouth

16/10 – Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff

17/10 – The Black Heart, London

18/10 – Scruffy Murphys, Birmingham

19/10 – Temple Of Boom, Leeds

20/10 – The Garage Attic, Glasgow

More band info:

www.facebook.com/infecteddead
www.facebook.com/hostilemedia
www.hostilemedia.net

Source: Future PR

LONG LIVE INFECTED DEAD.

STONE.

VASTUM – Oakland Death Metal Quintet Releases New Single; ‘Orificial Purge’ Full-Length Nears Release This Month Through 20 Buck Spin

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 1, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Oakland death metal outfit VASTUM is preparing for the release of their gnarled fourth album, Orificial Purge. Ahead of the album’s public unveiling through 20 Buck Spin at the end of October, the new single “I On The Knife (Second Wound)” has been issued.

With lead vocalist Daniel Butler, guitarist/vocalist Leila Abdul-Rauf, guitarist Shelby Lermo, bassist Luca Indrio, and drummer Chad Gailey, Ryan Honaker provides guest strings on VASTUM‘s Orificial Purge, and Honaker and Abdul-Rauf also help shape the album with elements of ambience. Recorded with Greg Wilkinson (Necrot, Nightfell, Ulthar) at Earhammer Studios and visually represented by the brooding abstraction of San Francisco artist Laina Terpstra, VASTUM’s Orificial Purge is one of the year’s most vicious and hypnotic LPs. Fans of Bolt Thrower, Undergang, Autopsy, Necrot, Asphyx, Mortuous, Tomb Mold, and Scorched are orificially summoned to take note.

Vocalist Daniel Butler exposes of the track’s lyrical content, “‘I On The Knife’ is about psychophysical self-mutilation under the command of a thing, an it, which is gradually symbolized as an object (e.g. father, knife) that in turn reveals the self as a wound. Basically, it’s about how you’re a wound and nothing else.”

Guitarist/vocalist Leila Abdul-Rauf offers, “We felt this song – along with initial single, ‘Reveries In Autophagia’ – was the most representative of the classic VASTUM sound.”

Hear VASTUM’s “I On The Knife (Second Wound) at THIS LOCATION or below:

20 Buck Spin will issue Orificial Purge on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital platforms on October 25th. Preorders go live this week at the label webshop HERE and at Bandcamp where “Reveries In Autophagia” is now streaming HERE.

Guitar World just ran a feature on the 25 Best Metal Guitar Tones Of All Time where VASTUM‘s Leila Abdul-Rauf was featured alongside the likes of Black Sabbath, Slayer, Metallica, Entombed, Meshuggah, Danzig, Sunn O))), and more. See the piece HERE.

Having just made their return to Killtown Death Fest 2019 in Copenhagen alongside Grave, Coffins, Abhorrence, Tomb Mold, and many others in September, VASTUM has also been confirmed to play the inaugural Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival taking over Frederick, Maryland February 21st and 22nd, 2020. The band joins The Chasm, Primitive Man, Thantifaxath, and labelmates Magic Circle as one of the event’s main headliners, and guitarist/vocalist Leila Abdul-Rauf will also perform a set from her solo/ambient project at the fest as well.

VASTUM Live:

2/21-22/2020 Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival – Frederick, MD [info]

After four years of near silence, Oakland death metal outfit VASTUM returns with Orificial Purge, the anxiously awaited follow-up to their acclaimed Hole Below. With its members playing in Acephalix, Necrot, Ulthar, Mortuous, Ionophore, Cardinal Wyrm, and others, the band’s dedication to their craft is showcased throughout the underground. After three standout albums over the course of the last eight years, the effect of VASTUM‘s influence has by now seeped into the wider death metal scene, leaving an indelible mark due to their singular amalgam of aural primitivism and aesthetic originality. Their most markedly refined and tortured oblation to date, Orificial Purge represents the dominant return of VASTUM, a death-doom band driven by the horrors of psychic and corporeal life.

VASTUM‘s Orificial Purge offers a distinctive blend of sinister atmosphere, punishing brutality, and an unparalleled lyrical and visual imagery that traces connections between perversion, mortification, and “an abyssal mysticism of sin.” Elements from previous albums are preserved on Orificial Purge, but they are evolved and devolved at once. The usual mid-paced dirge and cave-dwelling riffs are intertwined with slicing melodic dissonance and a celestial frenzy in the solos and the leads, all of which is set against the background of a bulldozing rhythm section. The dual vocal and lyrical exorcisms of Daniel Butler and Leila Abdul-Rauf combine to deliver unsettling, dichotomous meditations on “abjection as life, life as tragedy, and tragedy as an eviscerating, eroticized rapture through which an evil and useless humanity comes into being.

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Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE VASTUM.

STONE.

DRAGONFORCE – To Kick Off North American Headlining Tour This Week

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

International extreme power metal unit DRAGONFORCE will kick off their anticipated North American headlining tour this week. The trek will commence on October 1st in Tucson, Arizona and conclude October 12th in Ventura, California. Support will be provided by Dance With The Dead and Starkill. The following day, the band will set sail as part of the first annual Megacruise. See all confirmed dates below.

DRAGONFORCE w/ Dance With The Dead, Starkill:

10/01/2019 Encore – Tucson, AZ
10/02/2019 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
10/03/2019 Vinyl @ Hard Rock – Las Vegas, NV
10/04/2019 Strummers – Fresno, CA
10/05/2019 Cargo – Reno, NV
10/06/2019 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
10/07/2019 The Red Room – Vancouver, BC
10/08/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/11/2019 August Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/12/2019 Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
10/13/2019 Megacruise – Los Angeles, CA* DRAGONFORCE only

DRAGONFORCE is touring in support of their eighth full-length, Extreme Power Metal, released worldwide on September 27th via Metal Blade Records. Produced in Los Angeles, California by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, Extreme Power Metal was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman Li’s livestream channel on Twitch (twitch.tv/hermanli) with participation from fans. To preview the record, and to view the band’s recently-released video for “Razorblade Meltdown” visit metalblade.com/dragonforce.

DragonForce – Razorblade Meltdown (New Official Video)

The Grammy-nominated extreme power metal group is based in London, England. Their platinum-selling record, Through The Fire And Flames, brought them international acclaim and was featured as the most-challenging song on Guitar Hero III. Their energetic and humorous live performances have won them fans on every continent.

The group is known for their long, complex, and fast guitar solos performed by Herman Li and Sam Totman, who founded the band after meeting through a classified ad in 1999. Since then, the band has released seven studio albums, including Valley Of The Damned (2003), Sonic Firestorm (2004), Inhuman Rampage (2006), Ultra Beatdown (2008), The Power Within (2012), Maximum Overload (2014), and Reaching Into Infinity (2017). 2019 brings the next chapter in DRAGONFORCE history: Extreme Power Metal!

Regarding Extreme Power Metal, Li says, “This album again combines the best of DRAGONFORCE in an even bigger, more epic way than we have ever done before. We are so excited for fans to hear it!” The keyboards of the new album were performed by Coen Janssen of symphonic metal titan Epica, adding a new dimension to the album. Notes Totman, “We worked really closely with Coen on this new album. We are so happy with what he has brought into this new album. Every fan will be so happy to hear his majestic playing!”

Drawing from a wide range of influences, the band’s sound combines the sing-a-long choruses of classic ’80s rock with triumphant, uplifting melodies and fantasy-themed power-metal-inspired lyrics. As a nod to their passion for all things video-game related, the band frequently incorporates retro game sounds and melodies into their recordings and live shows.

Following the release of Extreme Power Metal, DRAGONFORCE will begin their world tour in support of it. Li promises, “In this age, where our music is easily accessible, I am not going to waste time trying to describe the sound of our new album. I’ll let the music do the talking! However, what I can tell you is, our upcoming tour will be our biggest in a decade. We have a massive epic production and a really special surprise for VIPs. We can’t wait to see everyone out on the road!”

More DRAGONFORCE:

http://facebook.com/dragonforce

http://instagram.com/dragonforcehq

http://youtube.com/dragonforce

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DRAGONFORCE.

STONE.

Hungarian Melodic Death Metal Assault Squad SYMMETRY OF THE VOID Releases New Single

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, world news with tags , , , , , on September 21, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

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Produced by the Finnish mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen

Hungarian melodic death metal assault squad SYMMETRY OF THE VOID has reached to 2nd single in the collaboration with Finnish metal mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen (Wolfheart, Before the Dawn, Dawn of Solace etc.).

Watch ‘THE UNWORTHY’ on Youtube or below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj4dMkXp7gE

SYMMETRY OF THE VOID and Saukkonen started working together earlier this spring and before summer 1st single and video ‘DIVINE SERENITY’ was released and now it is time to bombard the metal scene with 2nd single ‘THE UNWORTHY’.

Listen to ‘THE UNWORTHY’ on Spotify:

https://spoti.fi/2lTiLd6

Line-Up:

Borisz Sarafutgyinov – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Tibor Szokán – Guitar
Zsolt Harsányi – Bass
Bence Gyurkó – Drums
Zsolt Lédeczi – Lead Vocals

Band Links:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/symmetryofthevoid/

INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/symmetryofthevoid

LONG LIVE SYMMETRY OF THE VOID.

STONE.

SEPOLCRO – Italian Death Metallers To Release New EP “Amorphous Mass” May 15th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 9, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Unholy Domain Records and Dismal Fate Records are proud to present SEPOLCRO’s new EP, “Amorphous Mass”, on CD, LP and MC format. Release date is set for 15th May, 2019.

Hailing from the extreme metal hotbed of Northern Italy, old school death metallers SEPOLCRO have amounted a sizable arsenal in their years of existence. Following a couple of demos and a split came the “2011 – 2018” compilation on Sevared Records in 2018.

So impressed by their unbridled intensity and ceaselessly roiling rage, Unholy Domain Records and Dismal Fate Records are now releasing the new firestorm entitled “Amorphous Mass” on a worldwide scale.

SEPOLCRO honor their forebears as well as other death metal peers with a heavy and dark surge that duly smashes everything in its path.

Check out the title track “Amorphous Mass” RIGHT HERE or below:

Track List:

1. The Malevolent Mist
2. Sulphurous Eruption From The Depths
3. Unnamed Dimension
4. An Ancient Summoning
5. Amorphous Mass

Recorded and Mixed November / December 2018 at Dismal Fate’s Crypt by Hannes.
Mastered by Hannes.
Art by Cesar Valladares.
All Music and Lyrics by SEPOLCRO.

SEPOLCRO:

Hannes – Drums and Vocals
Simone – Guitars and Vocals
Nor – Bass

facebook.com/Sepolcrodeathmetal

facebook.com/UnholyDomainRecs

unholydomainrecords.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/Dismal-FateRecords

Source:

LONG LIVE SEPOLCRO.

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Hardcore/ Crossover Thrash Metal Act R.A.I.D Release Second Single Off Upcoming Album “Outrage”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 5, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Hyderabad based Hardcore/ Crossover Thrash Metal act R.A.I.D – The second single called- ‘Outrage’ is part of the next full length that the band is planning to unveil soon. The title and release date will be announced soon via Rottweiler Records.

Front man Rueben says: “The song ‘Outrage’ is about breaking free from the norms and pressures created by society/the people around us. A lot of poisonous trends have been created that affect a good way of life. To overcome these hurdles, the only way out is to have an unbreakable state of mind. We are the captain of our fate, the master of our soul, the boss of our dreams and the king of our goals. It is up to us to negate the poison around us and create our own legacy.” The song is rebellious and speaks in the tone of a fallen soul who goes out to seek what he is meant to do. This second single is also set to be unleashed via the Digital 45 (where the band releases an additional track) along with the single.

Listen to ‘Outrage’ here https://youtu.be/jJGDw0LuXqg or below:

More band info, click below:

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Digital 45

Source: Proximity Music Management

LONG LIVE R.A.I.D

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