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CULTØ – Italian Melodic Death Metallers Sign With Time To Kill Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Italian melodic death metallers CULTØ have signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of their debut album “Of the Sun”.

Watch for more details on the album, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming activities to be posted shortly.

CULTØ combine a number of genres and influences, ranging from In Flames to Bloodbath and Septicflesh, filtered through a prism of metallic extremity. The result is fierce melodic death metal, mixing the best of old and new school into their own sound.

Line-up:

Dave – Vocals
Panta – Drums
Ema – Guitars
BT – Bass
John Pino Lisi – Guitars

CULTØ:

https://www.facebook.com/Cultzeroband

https://www.instagram.com/cultzeroband/

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/timetokillrecords/

LONG LIVE CULTØ.

LASTBREATH – Sardinian Hardcore Stalwarts Sign With Time To Kill Records

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on May 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Sardinian hardcore stalwarts LASTBREATH have signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of their debut album “Vendetta”.

Watch for more details on the album, new tour updates and more news on other upcoming activities to be posted shortly.

LASTBREATH is a hardcore band based in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Formed in 2017 from members of local bands Gold Kids, Stigmalized and Riflesso, the band released their first DIY EP “Thousand Traitors” in June 2019. In October 2020 they returned to the studio to record a split EP with Earthfall – “Values Never Die” – released via UK label Mark My Words Records. After the Covid-19 pandemic, LASTBREATH are now ready to release their first full-length “Vendetta”

Line-up:

Matteo Montis – Vocals
Leonardo Lantini – Guitar
Mirko Pistidda – Bass
Mirco Melis – Drums

LASTBREATH:

https://lastbreath19.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/lastbreath.cahc/

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/timetokillrecords/

https://www.timetokill-records.com/

PRIMAL FEAR – To Release Deluxe Edition Of Self-Titled Debut Album On July 15th Via Atomic Fire; Lyric Video For Classic Track “Chainbreaker” Unveiled

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

PRIMAL FEAR 1998 photo by Rainer Ill

Founded by bassist Mat Sinner and vocalist Ralf Scheepers, and completed by guitarist Tom Naumann and drummer Klaus Sperling, German metal commandos PRIMAL FEAR began to pave their way to the top of the scene in 1997. They’ve released thirteen studio albums and have played countless shows around the globe with relentless passion over the last twenty-five years. The band hit #7 of the German album charts (PRIMAL FEAR’s highest entry in their home country so far) and more top positions in other countries with their most recent offering, 2020’s Metal Commando. And there’s no end in sight as the band is already working on material for their next album.

Before the group enters the studio again and in celebration of their twenty-five-year anniversary, PRIMAL FEAR will release a deluxe version of their highly-praised self-titled debut album from 1998 — remastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Denmark and featuring three bonus tracks as well as an extended booklet featuring liner notes and many photos from the band archives — on July 15th via Atomic Fire.

As a first glimpse of the record’s refreshed sound, watch a brand-new lyric video for hit song “Chainbreaker” off Primal Fear, which was crafted by Gabriel Management, at THIS LOCATION. Stream and download the track HERE.

Preorder the album on CD, LP, and digitally at THIS LOCATION. Subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube and listen to “Chainbreaker” in the AFR New Releases playlist HERE.

The album, which contains guest appearances by Kai Hansen (guitars; Helloween, Gammy Ray etc.) and Frank Rössler (additional keyboards), was originally recorded at House Of Music Studios, produced by founding member Mat Sinner, supported by Tom Naumann and Ralf Scheepers, and engineered by Achim Köhler. The iconic artwork was designed by Stephan Lohrmann who also cooperated with PRIMAL FEAR for their latest studio album and other parts of their back catalog.

Primal Fear (Deluxe Edition; Remastered) Track Listing:

  1. Primal Fear
  2. Chainbreaker
  3. Silver & Gold
  4. Promised Land
  5. Formula One
  6. Dollars
  7. Nine Lives
  8. Tears Of Rage
  9. Speedking
  10. Battalions Of Hate
  11. Running In The Dust
  12. Thunderdome
    Bonus Tracks:
  13. Breaker (Accept Cover)
  14. Chainbreaker (live)
  15. Running In The Dust (live)

View PRIMAL FEAR’s previously released videos for “I Will Be Gone” [feat. Tarja Turunen] HERE, “The Lost & The Forgotten” HERE, “Hear Me Calling” HERE, “I Am Alive” HERE, and “Along Came The Devil” HERE.

PRIMAL FEAR:
Ralf Scheepers – vocals
Mat Sinner – bass, vocals
Tom Naumann – guitars
Alexander Beyrodt – guitars
Magnus Karlsson – guitars
Michael Ehré – drums

http://www.primalfear.de

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE PRIMAL FEAR.

Finnish Progressive Metal Band Sum of Seven Released A New Music Video The Enemy!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Promo pic by Sami Hinkkanen. (From left to right: Rasmus Raassina, Harri Annala, Marko Loukamaa, Miika Erkkilä, Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen

Finnish progressive metal band Sum of Seven released a new music video The Enemy. Famous Finnish model, dancer & singer Joalin Loukamaa, known from global Pop band Now United is featured on the video. The track is released in collaboration with Inverse Records.

Watch the music video The Enemy: https://youtu.be/V1Ir_pUPd_w

Listen to The Enemy single on streaming services: https://push.fm/fl/ioqtfcwd

About “The Enemy” single, Ari commenting:

“We wanted to create a video that has a nice balance of story and the band playing. Originally we planned this to be purely the band playing the song but the place we found for the shoot inspired us to add a story element. Joalin Loukamaa did an excellent job in our last video and we asked if she would join the project. Fortunately she said yes and did an amazing job again. We got Saku Suominen from Sakuvisuals to direct and work his magic behind the camera and we had an absolute blast filming this. We feel that the atmosphere of the video and the song complement each other in just the right way and the finished product definitely makes us proud.

The Enemy is a song that starts out fast and aggressive and really carries that momentum from start to finish. It is one of the heaviest songs that we have made so far. When that intro explodes you know that we’re going somewhere fast. But at the same time when the vocal melodies kick in they steer the song into a different direction than you might expect, still carrying the aggressive momentum. That element of surprise is really what crowns the song for me. The Enemy has one of the best melodies we have written in my opinion and Marko’s delivery is just absolutely breathtaking. The lyrics talk about freedom, victory and survival, but they also have connotations to the questionable interpretations of those subjects. The message can be interpreted as positively empowering, but also as a disturbingly delusional illusion.”

Single cover by Aki Niemi

The Enemy (single 2022) – Composed by Ari Lempinen – Lyrics by Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen & Marko Loukamaa

Line-up:
Ari Lempinen: Guitar, backing vocals
Esa Lempinen: Keyborads
Rasmus Raassina: Drums
Harri Annala: Guitar
Miika Erkkilä: Bass
Marko Loukamaa: Vocals

https://www.sumofsevenofficial.com

https://sumofsevenofficial.bandcamp.com

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY – Sign With SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS

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

SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of aggressive metal maelstrom, DEAD BY WEDNESDAY. With a track record of punishing albums, and endless touring we couldn’t be more psyched to have DEAD BY WEDNESDAY on our roster.

This signing also marks the first release under a partnership with independent metal label, Mindsnap Music. This joint move will help bring new growth to both labels, with a focus on giving bands even greater attention while pushing the boundaries of heavy music.

“Our plan from day one has been to work with a broad spectrum of artists. Many different shades of heavy. So your gonna see our roster grow to reflect that. The time is right. Signing DEAD BY WEDNESDAY and working together with Mindsnap Music is a great step forward. DEAD BY WEDNESDAY have a work ethic, second to none. And this album is blistering. It’s loud. It’s aggressive, and I fucking love it!” –Scott Harrington (Salt Of The Earth Records)

“I’m super excited to be working with one of my longtime friends in the business Scott Harrington. If anyone knows how to make stuff happen, it’s this guy! So with our crazy work ethic and his drive with his label, Salt Of The Earth Records, our union will be nothing short of epic! Merging Mindsnap Music with Salt Of The Earth Records and coming together for the release of our new Dead By Wednesday album “Capital Conspiracy” will be a complete powerhouse!” – Opus (drums/DBW)

“These tracks embody the resilience of our tribe to embrace the challenges of the pandemic and world crisis and manifest a formidable cohesive audio annihilation. The album encompasses the peak of DBW’s creative heaviness. Earworms abound!” – Dave Sharpe

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy North American Release Date: 7/24/22. European Release Date: 8/26/22

Preorder Now: 

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy Vinyl:

saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/784203

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy Compact Disc:

saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/784205

Digital Downloads & Streaming:

www.MindsnapMusic.com

deadbywednesday.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

Stormbringer Metal Festival Scheduled For June 10-11 In Worcester, MA

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

A new Heavy Metal festival is being forged in the heart of New England. Stormbringer Metal Festival, named after the infamous black sword of the Elric saga, arrives with an ambitious mission: to carve itself a spot on the map of some of the best heavy metal festivals of North America.

Founded by three musicians (Evgeny Gromovoy of Adamantis, Dwayne Eldredge of Mourn the Light and Carmine Blades of Seax), the festival will be celebrated on June 10-11, 2022 in Worcester (Massachusetts, USA) at the legendary Ralph’s Rock Diner. This year’s headliners include Riot City (Friday, June 10) and Attacker (Saturday, June 11). Supporting acts include Glacier, Gatekeeper, Icarus Witch, Greyhawk, Tower, Ironflame, Blazon Rite and Olorin among others. For most of these bands, Stormbringer will be their first appearance ever in New England.

“In addition to bringing some of the finest heavy metal acts of North America, we want to highlight our vibrant local scene,” Dwayne says. This year Stormbringer will feature five New England based bands: Entierro (feat. Victor Arduini of Fate’s Warning fame), Archdruid, Mourn the Light, Seax and Adamantis. “Moreover, we hope that the festival will establish a place for the north-eastern heavy metal vendor community to thrive,” Carmine adds.

Stormbringer Metal Festival features six bands on the Cruz del Sur Music/Gates of Hell Recordslabels: Tower, Gatekeeper, Adamantis, Attacker, Blazon Riteand Olorin. “Their inclusion on the bill is testimony to the great work Cruz del Sur Music/Gates of Helllabel does to support northamerican heavy metal scene”, Evgeny adds.

“This year’s festival is just the beginning of a saga, the Stormbringer saga” – the promoters conclude. “We have huge plans for years to come! Don’t miss this one, the one that started it all. It will be one to remember!”

Stormbringer Metal Festival Tickets:

ralphsdiner.ticketleap.com/stormbringer-metal-fest/dates/Jun-10-2022_at_0100PM

facebook.com/stormbringermetalfest

Source: ClawHammer PR

HATRIOT – Issue Lyric Video For New Single “Hymn For The Wicked”

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

US thrashers HATRIOT have released “Hymn For The Wicked”, the first single from their upcoming album “The Vale Of Shadows” today!

Watch the accompanying lyric video on https://youtu.be/ILdtx99k0jg

Listen to the single here » https://bfan.link/hymn-for-the-wicked-single

“The Vale Of Shadows” is the 4th studio album of the band, and will be released on July 22, 2022 via Massacre Records.

It’s already available to pre-order here: https://lnk.to/thevaleofshadows

The album will be available as CD Digipak, limited edition vinyl LP as well as in digital formats.

HATRIOT‘s new album “The Vale Of Shadows” covers topics such as personal growth, pent-up aggression, the Black Plague, serial killers, and a disturbing dark world.

HATRIOT – The Vale Of Shadows
CD Digipak:

  1. Horns & Halos
  2. The Hate Inside
  3. Forceful Balance
  4. Verminous And Vile
  5. Clemency Denied
  6. The Twenty Fifth Hour
  7. Only Red Remains
  8. Mark Of The Tyrant
  9. Vale Of Shadows
  10. Murderous Tranquility
  11. Hymn For The Wicked

On-Line:
https://www.facebook.com/hatriot

Source: Massacre Records

LONG LIVE HATRIOT.

WITNESSES – To Release “The Holy Water EP”

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

WITNESSES, the cross-genre project of multi instrumentalist Greg Schwan, is set to release The Holy Water EP on July 15th, 2022.

The Holy Water EP marks a new chapter in WITNESSES’ doom metal sound–slowing the pace further, enhancing the atmosphere, and for the first time bringing long-time collaborator Gabbi Coenen into the metal side of the project. Thematically, the EP explores Bram Stoker’s Dracula characters Lucy Westenra and Mina Harker, imagining the characters from different perspectives.

Listen to the first single “Borgo Pass”: https://witnesses-nyc.bandcamp.com/album/the-holy-water-ep

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Source: C Squared Music

HELLOWEEN – To Release New “Best Time” Vinyl Single On May 20th Via Atomic Fire – United Forces European Tour With HammerFall To Commence This Week

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

Photo by Martin Häusler

HELLOWEEN will release a special vinyl single titled “Best Time” via Atomic Fire on May 20th. The single features a 2022 remix of its title track on side A as well as an exclusive alternative vocal remix of the song on side B.

Find “Best Time” preorders at THIS LOCATION.

Purchase the band’s 2021 self-titled full-length in various formats as well as other records and merchandise at the Atomic Fire Records webshop HERE.

HELLOWEEN’s “Best Time” single comes in celebration of the band’s awaited United Forces European tour with HammerFall, set to begin this Wednesday, May 4th, at Manchester Academy in the UK. The band’s full upcoming itinerary can be found below.

HELLOWEEN w/ HammerFall:
5/04/2022 Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK
5/05/2022 Brixton Academy – London, UK
6/23/2022 Hellfest – Clisson, FR*
6/28/2022 Papp László Sportaréna – Budapest, HU
6/29/2022 Gasometer – Vienna, AT
6/30/2022 O2 Arena – Prague, CZ
7/02/2022 Olympic Fields – Zvolenská Slatina, SK
7/16/2022 Metal Paradise – Fuengirola, ES *
8/27/2022 Ippodromo Snai San Siro – Milan, IT *

8/28/2022 Riverside Open Air – Aarburg, CH *
8/30/2022 L’Olympia – Paris, FR*
8/31/2022 Le Transbordeur – Lyon, FR*
9/08/2022 Verti Music Hall – Berlin, DE
9/09/2022 Donau-Arena – Regensburg, DE
9/10/2022 Brose Arena – Bamberg, DE
9/13/2022 013 – TilburgM NL
9/14/2022 Rockhal – Luxembourg, LU
9/16/2022 Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – Stuttgart, DE
9/18/2022 MCK – Katowice, PL
9/22/2022 Centro de Eventos Pedregal – San José, CR
9/24/2022 Arena CDMX – Mexico City, MX
9/27/2022 Coliseo General Rumiñahui – Quito, EC
9/29/2022 Movistar Arena – Bogotá, CO

10/02/2022 Estadio Luna Park – Buenos Aires, AR
10/04/2022 Movistar Arena – Santiago de Chile, CL
10/06/2022 Arena Eurobike – Ribeirão Preto, BR
10/08/2022 Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, BR
10/09/2022 Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, BR
10/13/2022 Arena Armeec – Sofia, BG
12/09/2022 Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, DE
12/11/2022 bigBOX – Kempten, DE
12/13/2022 The Hall – Zurich, CH
2/03/2023 Sant Jordi Club – Barcelona, ES
2/04/2023 WiZink Center – Madrid, ES
4/28/2023 Sentrum Scene – Madrid, ES
4/29/2023 Partille Arena – Gothenburg, SE
5/01/2023 Black Box – Helsinki, FI
5/02/2023 Noblessneri Valukoda – Tallinn, EE
5/05/2023 RuhrCongress – Bochum, DE
5/06/2023 Sporthalle – Hamburg, DE

  • No HammerFall

Visit/subscribe to HELLOWEEN’s official YouTube channel at THIS LOCATION and watch videos for “Out For The Glory,” “Skyfall [Single Edit],” “Fear Of The Fallen,” “Mass Pollution,” “Angels,” “Rise Without Chains,” “Indestructible,” “Robot King,” “Cyanide,” “Skyfall [Album Version]” and so much more!

Artwork by Eliran Kantor

HELLOWEEN:
Michael Kiske – vocals
Andi Deris – vocals
Kai Hansen – guitar, vocals
Michael Weikath – guitar
Sascha Gerstner – guitar
Markus Grosskopf – bass
Daniel Löble – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL.

DEMIRICOUS – Release “Smoke Chaser”

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

Indiana death/thrash band DEMIRICOUS have unleashed their song “Smoke Chaser”. The track is taken from their highly anticipated album III: Chaotic Lethal, which is out on May 13, 2022. The song is now available on all streaming platforms.

The band comments: 

“From a writing standpoint, we took a bit of a different approach on this one. With the chorus, we wanted to open it up with a huge melodic riff, and a catchy, anthemic hook. And to counteract the catchiness of the chorus and melody, we wanted to cap it with one of the ugliest moments on the entire record. “Smoke Chaser” lyrically is about how humanity has a false sense of relevance, as a result of technology. We are all addicted, and constantly chasing something we will never actually obtain.”

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o66E4nFSHVM

Pre-order vinyl: https://www.postrecordings.com/products/demiricous-chaotic-lethal-lp

Pre-order cassette: https://demiricousofficial.bandcamp.com/album/chaotic-lethal

Rising from the depths of the abyss, DEMIRICOUS are preparing to unleash their most monstrous record yet III: Chaotic Lethal. The death/thrash quartet from Indianapolis, Indiana, initially formed in 2005 and released two successful full lengths gaining international regard. Following an extended hiatus, the outfit are making an impactful return.

“It’s been 15 years since we’ve released a record. We are so unbelievably proud of this one, and this is the DEMIRICOUS record we’ve always wanted to make. Prepare yourselves. It’s a fucking monster.”

DEMIRICOUS delve into heavier instrumentation and sinister moods, releasing a plethora of hard-hitting sounds across the tracks. Immersing eerily into a desolate landscape, “Unconditional Hate” smothers the senses. As guitars begin to screech and grapple through the murkiness, it’s not long before the sheer speed and power of DEMIRICOUS breaks through.

Demonic low tones dominate the instrumentation and aggressive vocals. From the high fuelled groove rhythms of and blast beats of “Smoke Chaser”, to the unearthly doom and gloom of “Chaotic Lethal”, DEMIRICOUS venture across realms of dynamic metal influences creating a thrilling and hauntingly theatrical experience. The album operates in a cyclical nature seeing the final track, “Faith Crime” withdraw to the void from which III: Chaotic Lethal emerged.

III: Chaotic Lethal marks a monumental milestone. It is an epic collection of tracks exploring a dark narrative of the barbaric and grotesque. DEMIRICOUS’s sound is revived and restored, as the band have evolved into their next chapter.

Line-Up:
Nate Olp
Dustin Boltjes
Scott Wilson
Ben Parrish

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/demiricous
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demiricous_official/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DEMIRICOUS.

Post. Festival 2022 Announced

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

Post. Festival is back with a grander scope and eyes set on establishing the finest assemblage of niche rock artists to take place on American soil. Following the examples set by like-minded European events, the Post. Festival is as much about community and respect and support as it is about music and culture. It is a celebration both for fans and artists, an opportunity to come together and revel in a scene that has built itself from within to the point of global presence, without the aid of commercial status.

Some of the most exceptional and creative musicians work within the realms of “post”-adjacent genres, and it is this festival’s goal to bring as many of them as possible together for one weekend to give them the opportunity to show out and share their work with a wildly dedicated fan base.

This year’s line-up includes: BORIS, PELICAN, NOTHING, PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH, JUNIUS, ARMS AND SLEEPERS, COASTLANDS, I HEAR SIRENS, FACS, GLASSING, PILLARS, FRAYLE, COLIN PHILS, GLACIER, BRAVE ARROWS, BLACK FLAK AND THE NIGHTMARE FIGHTERS, & ONUS.

Post. Festival Day 1 will begin at 5pm on Friday, September 9, and Day 2 will begin at 3pm on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Post. Festival 2022 is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices, Indiana City Brewery, Stranger Attractions Presents, Jenkins-Martin Drum Company, Indy CD & Vinyl, Futuro, Grumps Slice Shop, Heavy Blog Is Heavy, A Thousand Arms, Luxinvictus, Black Circle Music Bar, Young Epoch, Where Post Rock Dwells, Just Pop In, The Vogue, 1979 & Co., and The Alley Cat.

Ticket Link: https://thevogue.com/events/post-festival-2022-september-9-2022

Social Media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/postfest
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_post_festival/

Source: C Squared Music

Japanese Thrash Metal Veterans SURVIVE Confirmed For “Metallization III” In September 2022!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band-photo by Ko-ichi Mukoyama

Japanese Thrash Metal veterans “Samurais From Hell”, SURVIVE – active for more than 20 years – have a pleasure to announce that the band will play at “Metallization III”, taking place on September 3rd 2022 at Club Città in Kawasaki, Japan, one-day-event, dedicated to Japanese bands!

Last year’s edition was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but this year the third edition will be held and alongside SURVIVE, “Metallization III” will see 13 bands on stage: Head Phones President, Genocide Nippon, Hone Your Sense, Invictus, Numb, Phantom Excaliver, Sable Hills, Serenity In Murder, Sex Machineguns, Terror Squad, Volcano and more…

Ticket sales start on May 29th at: http://metallization.jp

Check out the digest movie from SURVIVE’s show at “Metallization I” in 2019: https://youtu.be/VR853NNIwCM

Source: Split Screen PR

LONG LIVE SURVIVE.

Finnish Metal Newcomer BLACKMENT Criticizes The Decision Of An Easy Path With Their New Single “Maw of the Dread”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on April 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Picture: Joona Laitinen

Blackment was founded 2014 in Hyvinkää and they are ready to release their debut album Plains of Oblivion on September 9th this year. As a sample from their upcoming album, they now present their strong new single, Maw of the Dread. Previously the band has released couple of small releases that gave a glimpse of the band’s sound that combines catchy melodies, striking riffs and a tight rhythm base, atmospheric synths, and a distinctive versatile vocal approach. The same elements are also present in the new single.

“Maw of the Dread is an energetic and heavy song that starts like a thunder”guitarist Allan Välimaa explains.”We’ve played this track on our rehearsal room since summer 2016 so this is one of our oldest tracks on the album. The structure of the song is still pretty much the same as back then, except for a couple of changes along the way.”

The vocals lead the listener through a heavy, somber, emotional, and melodic atmosphere. Lyrical theme has a twist of horror that deals with the subject of taking the easy way, in some sense with a hint of satire.

“It’s about people trying to manage things taking the easy way, usually with someone else’s expense. Writing lyrics is kind of a way to cheer myself up and most of the subjects has been created by my own challenges and mistakes in life. So basically, it’s also me looking myself in the mirror, even to this day” Allan Välimaa tells.

Watch the music video ”Maw of the Dread” from here: https://youtu.be/luMVpCZTowc

Blackment:
Sami Vuorenheimo – Vocals
Saalas Ruokangas – Guitar & Backing vocals
Allan Välimaa – Guitar
Väinö Huhtanen – Bass & Backing vocals
Sebastian Nyandoto – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Akseli Aalto – Drums

Maw of the Dread Music by Allan Välimaa
Lyrics by Allan Välimaa & Sami Vuorenheimo

Mixing & recording engineer: Harri Petjakko
Mastering engineer: Mika Jussila

Listen to the EP:
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3vsB2Q0
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3y1HtLw
Bandcamp: https://blackment.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/blackmentfin

HATEBREED – Headlining THIS IS HARDCORE FEST In Philadelphia This July!

Posted in hardcore, hardcore metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

HATEBREED will be headlining the ‘This Is Hardcore Fest’ in Philadelphia this July!

LONG LIVE HATEBREED.

RIVERS OF NIHIL – To Kick Off US Headlining Tour With Fallujah, Alluvial, And Warforged Next Week

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Vince Edwards)

RIVERS OF NIHIL will kick off the US leg of their Terrestria World Tour next week with support provided by Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged. The journey, which begins May 6th in Brooklyn, New York and runs through June 12th in Greenville, South Carolina, includes a special show supporting Hypocrisy in Austin, Texas as well as appearances by The Zenith Passage and Burial In The Sky on select dates. Tickets are on sale NOW. See all confirmed dates below.

In related news, RIVERS OF NIHIL recently amicably parted ways with guitarist Jonathan Topore. Andy Thomas from Black Crown Initiate, who provided guest vocals on 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name full-length, will join the band on the upcoming tour.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Fallujah, Alluvial, Warforged:
5/06/2022 The Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
5/07/2022 Jewel – Manchester, NH
5/08/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/10/2022 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
5/11/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
5/12/2022 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
5/13/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
5/14/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
5/15/2022 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/17/2022 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
5/18/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/19/2022 Amplified – Dallas, TX
5/20/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX w/ Hypocrisy
5/21/2022 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
5/22/2022 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
5/23/2022 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV

RIVERS OF NIHIL, Fallujah only:
5/24/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/25/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/26/2022 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/27/2022 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/28/2022 Star Theater – Portland, OR
5/29/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/31/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/01/2022 Bluebird – Denver, CO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/02/2022 BLVD – Kansas City. MO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/03/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Burial In The Sky
6/04/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Burial In The Sky
6/05/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Burial In The Sky

RIVERS OF NIHIL only:
6/10/2022 Richmond Music Hall – Richmond, VA
6/11/2022 Aura Fest – Savannah, GA
6/12/2022 Radio Room – Greenville, SC

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their newest full-length, The Work, released last Fall on Metal Blade Records. RIVERS OF NIHIL has never fit neatly into a box, but with 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name, they transcended all labels applied to them. Returning in 2021 with The Work, they’ve forged further into new territory, delivering an album that’s as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own. Inarguably a dense, heavy collection, The Work is far too dynamic to be considered a solely metal record and there is a genuine warmth that shows through, particularly tracks like “Wait” and the gorgeous “Maybe One Day.”

Additionally, the band has incorporated far more clean vocals alongside the screaming that tears through many of the record’s heavier tracks. Courtesy of their friend Zach Strouse, saxophone once again adds extra layers of atmosphere to the collection, utilizing baritone, soprano, and alto saxes to great effect.

Preview and purchase The Work at metalblade.com/riversofnihil.

The band recently released a mini-documentary that offers a look into the creative process and recording of The Work, directed by Mike Trueheart. Follow the band’s creative process around Reading, Pennsylvania with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland on YouTube HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE RIVERS OF NIHIL.

Ljubljana’s Underground Legends NOCTIFERIA Reveal Teaser for Upcoming Intriguing Video ‘Smrt za Smrt’!

Posted in avant-garde music, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band photo by Simon Pelko

Ljubljana’s underground legends NOCTIFERIA have revealed a teaser for their upcoming intriguing video “Smrt za Smrt” (Death for Death) coming out on May 4th. The song is taken from the band’s latest album ‘Reforma (tribute to Laibach)’, released on May 28th 2021 via Blood Blast Distribution / Nika Records.

Watch “Smrt za Smrt” teaser here: https://youtu.be/fmxOpuIv8tU or below:

Earlier the band on ‘Reforma (tribute to Laibach)’ album: “It’s never been a secret that we are fond of Laibach, their avant-garde approach to musical and visual art. And with this album we finally have the whole package ready with killer songs, amazing guest musicians, top-notch production and visual presentation!”

Check out NOCTIFERIA‘s first three singles:
‘Tanz mit Laibach’, Feat. Attila Csihar – https://youtu.be/ouQrt-mH6Ic
‘Now You Will Pay’ Feat. David Vincent – https://youtu.be/P9W7TrFiZxU
‘No History‘ – https://youtu.be/OJM3hmpsp54

Reforma’ on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5fYKiqYc1z1HfQ8sahdoOI?si=oqKEch4zSoW2_FG82OIGRQ

Reforma tracklist:
Barbarians are Coming
Now You Will Pay (feat. David Vincent)
No History
Tanz Mit Laibach (feat. Attila Csihar)
Eurovision
Smrt Za Smrt
Das Spiel Ist Aus
Nova Akropola (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)

Reforma released May 28th 2021, is the latest studio album by NOCTIFERIA, a tribute to the legendary and world-renowned avant-garde band Laibach featuring three big and legendary names of metal scene; David Vincent – ex Morbid Angel, Vltimas, Attila Csihar – Mayhem and Jørgen Munkeby – Shining. It was mixed and mastered by the award-winning producer Henrik Udd (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, At The Gates, etc.). The artwork concept and design is the work of Jean-EmmanuelValnoirSimoulin from French design studio Metastazis, known for their work with Ghost, Behemoth, At the Gates, Amorphis, etc. The album can be described as a ‘crushing sounding mix of extreme metal and avant-garde music, with some very special and legendary guests!

Source: Tarja Virmakari PR

https://www.noctiferia.net

LONG LIVE NOCTIFERIA.

Finnish Melodic Black/Death Metal Band A LIE NATION Is Set To Release Their Debut Album “Sociopathology” – “Scum” Single Out Now!

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish melodic black/death metal band A Lie Nation is set to release their debut album Sociopathology on July 1st 2022 via Inverse Records. The first single Scum is released today.

Watch Scum visualizer video: https://youtu.be/YxzJ6-ceTZc or below:

Guitarist Jussi Tuomisto comments:
“Scum represents a more straightforward in-your-face department of the “Sociopathology” album. The song is a hybrid in styles, it clearly has elements of melodic death metal with a sense of black metal. I think it represents well the energy that we are known for. Nothing extra, no painting of pretty pictures or dreamy atmospheres. Scum is a brutally honest, stripped to the core extreme metal song.”

Vocalist Miikka Pyykkönen continues:
“Lyrically Scum takes a stand on how politicians of today are more concerned about their public image rather than how their policies impact the very society they are supposed to represent.”

Listen to the Scum single:
Youtube: https://youtu.be/YxzJ6-ceTZc
Bandcamp: https://alienationmetal.bandcamp.com
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3K9QfJD
Apple Music: https://apple.co/38kKMCK

Pre-save Sociopathology album to your Spotify playlist.

Album cover by Jussi Tuomisto

A Lie Nation – Sociopathology (2022)

  1. Ihmisen Projektio
  2. Underton
  3. Scum
  4. While Our Wounds Gently Bleed
  5. 21st
  6. Nothing Has a Meaning
  7. God of This Age
  8. Conclusion Of A Thought
Single cover by Jussi Tuomisto

A Lie Nation – Scum

Composed by Jussi Tuomisto

Lyrics by Miikka Pyykkönen

Line-up:
Markus Leinonen, drums
Joonas Kokkoniemi, bass guitar
Joni Moisanen, guitar
Miikka Pyykkönen, vocals
Jussi Tuomisto, guitar

Website: https://alienationmetal.com

Bandcamp: https://alienationmetal.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE A LIE NATION.

MINISTRY, MELVINS And CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – LIVE Music Videos & Photo Gallery From Madison Theater In Covington Kentucky, March 5th, 2022

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Ministry Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky – March 5, 2022
Corrosion Of Conformity Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky, March 5, 2022.

Back on March 5th, my good buddy Troy and I took a trek down to Covington Kentucky to see Ministry, Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity at the historic Madison Theater. It was a stupendous evening of Metal and Hard Rock! We even had very nice Spring weather happening on this night with (gasp) no rain!

On a relevant side note: Back in February, I was diagnosed (by my surgeon) with severe arthritis and some bone-on-bone with my left knee. Yes, it’s extremely painful at times. I now walk with a cane, therefore, the balcony at Madison Theater proved to be not only spacious with comfortable seating it also gave myself and Troy a wide open view of the stage.

Ministry brought their Industrial Metal to Covington Kentucky and word has it there were earth tremors in the area while they were on stage. Okay, I exaggerated a touch. Al Jourgensen was enormous with his vocals and fronted his band as the true legend he is. Ministry had steel fencing around their stage, with a wicked light show. Their backdrop was loaded with changing photos that are relevant to the music; plus past band members that are now (sadly) deceased were commemorated in photos as well. Much respect.

Melvins were simply stunning! Melvins played their eclectic mix of music and I was amazed by their performance! Going in, I was agog thinking about seeing the Melvins. Hard Rock, Sludge, Metal and a slice of alternative was all thrown into the Melvins set. Long drum solos and flat-out jamming was highlighted as well. I wanna see Melvins 500 more times or more. Buzz Osborne for President, please.

I didn’t take a video of the Melvins due to my jaw being on the floor. Seriously though, I was like a kid in a Hot Wheels store watching this renowned band and now I crave having a video moment of them. As a remote tree hermit once told me: “son, there will be times when you just fuck up”. Onwards to the night’s opener Corrosion Of Conformity.

Corrosion Of Conformity were already 2 songs into their set when Troy and I entered Madison Theater. We bought some beers and made our way up to the balcony as quick as two 50 year olds with sore bones could. We both were happy to finally sit our asses down with cold brews while semi head banging to the thunder of COC. To have an opportunity to see these three bands together in one night was yet another Metal dream come true for me. Each band represents a different branch from the Metal family tree; yet each of these three bands were a genuine compliment to each other. Good times. Enormous memories. Metal be thy name. – Stone

A kinda relevant side story: Troy and I went to the White Castle drive-thru in Cincinnati, on the way home. We were hankering for sliders and cold pop after the show. Troy drove and I appreciate his doing so. I had to work the next day; thus I couldn’t go nuts on the beer. Old Metalheads like us (laughing) have learned our lessons the hard way.

LONG LIVE MINISTRY, MELVINS And COC.

THE MELVINS Announce “THE ELECTRIC ROACH TOUR” U.S. Tour Kicks Off June 15 – HELMS ALEE Supports

Posted in Hard Rock, live rock music, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

April, 2022, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins, who are wrapping up a sold out tour with Ministry, return to the road this Summer for a headlining trek dubbed “The Electric Roach Tour,” the hard-working band’s first headlining run since 2019.

“It’s nice to be able to tour!! We were wondering if it would even be possible again,” says Osborne of the outing. “It’s been years since we played these places. The amazing Ministry tour was a warmup for this!”

Tickets for the six-week tour are on-sale now. Helms Alee and Harsh Mellow open on all dates.

“The Electric Roach Tour” dates:

June 15 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
June 16 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
June 18 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
June 21 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
June 22 Birmingham, AL Saturn
June 23 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
June 24 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
June 25 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
June 27 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
June 28 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall
June 29 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theatre
July 1 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center
July 2 Huntington, WV The Loud
July 3 Detroit, MI El Club
July 5 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 6 Davenport, IA Racoon Motel
July 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
July 8 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s
July 9 Fargo, ND The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company
July 10 Sioux Falls, SD Icon Lounge
July 12 Salt Lake City, UT The Metro Music Hall
July 14 Bozeman, MT The ELM
July 15 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
July 16 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
July 17 Eugene, OR Sessions Music Hall
July 19 Roseville, CA Goldfield Trading Post
July 20 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone Berkeley

Photo credit: Mackie Osborne

The Melvins released two albums in 2021: Working With God, a newly recorded album featuring the band’s 1983 iteration (Osborne, Dale Crover and original drummer Mike Dillard), as well as the a 36-song acoustic collection, Five Legged Dog, which features a career-spanning collection of songs, from 1987’s Gluey Porch Treatments to 2017’s A Walk With Love & Death.

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Source: Speakeasy Public Relations & Marketing

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Finnish Melancholic Metal Band DENIGRATE’s Third Album Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish 1996 founded melancholic metal band DENIGRATE has released their third full length album. Album titled “Blackguard” is doom metal flavored and maybe the darkest album so far by the band.

Since Denigrate was founded, the inevitable vibe of the band was to be dark, melancholy, tormented, observative.

The quantity of albums released is really not the thing in this band. From the first released album in 2003 to the latest 3rd one in 2022 called “Blackguard”, decades has changed and so has the band.

After no more than two albums released, after big-time local momentum with a finnish cover song, after mandatory hiatus, after some line-up changes, Denigrate 2022 is at it’s hardest core.

“Blackguard” takes you deep, slowly, irreparably. It’s the place where all beauty and evil befalls.

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

Track Listing:

  1. Sonata Del Diavlo
  2. The Fear And The Fever
  3. Rara Avis
  4. Aureole
  5. Perfida
  6. The Dead Saluting

Listen to “Blackguard”:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3xJsWnk

Youtube: https://youtu.be/KSnStPUvvuU

Bandcamp: https://denigratefin.bandcamp.com/

Apple: https://apple.co/3v4x6oh

www.denigrate.me | www.facebook.com/denigrateCamp

LONG LIVE DENIGRATE.

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