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Every Mother’s Nightmare Announce Tour Dates

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Still Grindin’ Tour 2018

Memphis, Tennesse ‘longhaired country boys’ Every Mother’s Nightmare has released the first and second leg of their Still Grindin’ Tour in support of the latest release GRIND.

East Coast – May 1 – May 6
5/1/2018    Revolution Music Hall    Amityville, NY
5/2/2018    Blackthorn 51    Queens, NY
5/3/2018    The Vault    New Bedford, MA
5/4/2018    Little Theater    Springvale, ME
5/5/2018    TBA
5/6/2018    Cancun Cantina    Hanover, MD
5/12/2018  Rockhouse Live Fest (Midtown)   Memphis, TN

West Coast – June 20 – July 7
6/20/2018    BLK Live    Scottsdale, AZ
6/21/2018    Whiskey A Go Go    Hollywood, CA
6/22/2018    Fulton 55    Fresno, CA
7/1/2018      Studio Seven    Seattle, WA
7/6/2018      Liquid Joe’s    Salt Lake City, UT

More dates to be announced

GRIND was released on October 6th, 2017 via HighVolMusic and is receiving high praise and accolades by the media and music industry. In addition to the east and west coast runs, Every Mother’s Nightmare are working on  dates in the south as well as thru Texas before heading over to Europe in November.

EMN is currently working on a new video to be released in time for the May tour. As previously reported, original drummer Jim Phipps returned to the band back in October.





VITAMIN X – Amsterdam-Based Hardcore Punk Act To Release New LP Through Southern Lord This Spring

Posted in Metal, Punk rock, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 16, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Southern Lord welcomes Amsterdam, Holland’s long-running hardcore punk kings VITAMIN X to the label for the upcoming release of the band’s sixth full-length recording, Age Of Paranoia.

VITAMIN X has unloaded their energetic brand of rock and thrash-soaked hardcore punk since the late 1990s. Having operated through diehard DIY efforts, the band has amassed an arsenal of albums, EPs, singles, splits, and more across a wide array of underground labels, including Havoc Records, Tankcrimes, Underestimated, AgiPunk, Refuse Records, and many others. Their most recent two LPs were recorded by Steve Albini (Nirvana, Iggy Pop, Neurosis), and their 2016-released ”About To Crack” video went viral and reached more than a million views.

Well-known for their energetic and explosive live shows which attract fans from across the metal, punk, and rock spectrum, VITAMIN X has toured around the world several times, from Japan to the United States, from South America to Southeast Asia, and beyond. The band has played on MTV and many large fests including Hellfest, Maryland Deathfest, and many others, and recently toured with Baroness and Harley Flannagan’s Cro-Mags.

The newest chapter in the band’s lineage, the new VITAMIN X full-length, Age Of Paranoia, was recorded by Igor Wouters at ARC Studios in Amsterdam. Packing sixteen volatile tracks into a white-knuckled twenty-eight minutes, Age Of Paranoia surges with rapid-fire punk angst packed with ripping rock leads and raised-fist gang-chant anthems. The album includes several special guest guitar solos by J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr., Witch) and Bubba Dupree (Void, Soundgarden, Dave Grohl’s Probot, Brant Bjork), and is completed with cover artwork is by Marald (Baroness, Kylesa, High On Fire).

VITAMIN X states of their liaison with Southern Lord, “This will be our first release on a major/bigger label as we’ve always operated in the do-it-yourself scene, even though bigger labels were interested in us in the past. We feel Southern Lord really fits with us, and Greg Anderson is an amazing guy, who just like us, comes from a hardcore punk background but is also into all kinds of other styles of music.”

Anderson offers, ”VITAMIN X creates music that pushes boundaries within a genre that is typically limited, a really unique fusion of old-school hardcore and rock, metal, and punk.”

Age Of Paranoia will be released on LP, CD, and digital formats May 18th through Southern Lord; watch for the artwork, track listing, audio samples, preorders, and more to be released in the weeks ahead.

VITAMIN X will be presenting their new songs for the first time at fests and shows throughout 2018; watch for tour dates to be announced throughout the year.


VITAMIN X – Tour Dates:
3/15/2018 AZ – Aachen, DE
3/17/2018 Arc en Musiques Fest – Ecaussinnes, BE
5/03/2018 N8 Lounge – Bonn, DE
5/11/2018 Unies Sont Nos Cultures Fest – Lorient, FR
5/12/2018 TBA – Paris, FR
7/06/2018 Flugplatz – Zwickau, DE
7/07/2018 RIIP Fest – Tours, FR
7/14/2018 Woodstick Fest – DE
8/03/2018 TBA – Wroclaw, PL
8/04/2018 Novy – Jicin, CZ
8/05/2018 TBA – Bratislava, SK
9/07/2018 Chimpyfest -, London, UK
9/14/2018 Punk Rock Weekend Fest – Stockholm, SE
9/15/2018 TBA – Troisdorf, DE

“One of the best and most important hardcore bands today” – Profane Existence

“Excellent and addictive, gathering the best of punk and metal: one part hardcore punk, another Motörhead” – Metal Advisor



Marko Korac – vocals

Marc Emmerik – guitar

Alex Koutsman – bass

Danny – drums


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Death Metal Legends MASTER Sign To Transcending Obscurity Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Master are one of the earliest proponents of Death Metal and are veritable legends in the line, having been around for over three decades and releasing over a dozen records. It’s phenomenal to get a chance to work with a band of their repute and we can only be grateful to be given a chance to work with them for a brand new full length this year if not more. Master’s latest album ‘Vindictive Miscreant’ will not only please their old fans but will also turn many new listeners into one. It’s their best album in years.

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Transcending Obscurity Records label owner Kunal Choksi says, “It’s truly a dream come true to work with a legendary band in Master. Paul Speckmann proved to be a man of rare integrity and signed the contract within two hours of bringing up the topic. Needless to say, I will be doing my utmost best not to let him down and do greater things for his band, now and in the future. This is a very fortuitous signing for the label and I couldn’t be happier. Hard work does pay off, it seems, when there was little respite. Thanks to Rogga Johansson of Paganizer for highly recommending my label to the band. Here’s hoping for a strong partnership with the legends Master.”

Master’s founder Paul Speckmann comments: “Of course it’s an honor and a privilege in these days to sign to a reputable label which comes highly recommended by many excellent musicians! The future of Master carries on and we will fight until the end!”

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Band lineup:

Paul Speckmann – Vocals, Bass

Zdenek Pradlovsky – Drums

Aleš Nejezchleba – Guitars and solos

Track listing:

  1. Vindictive Miscreant
  2. Actions Speak Louder Than Words
  3. Replaced
  4. The Inner Strength Of The Demon
  5. The Book
  6. Engulfed In Paranoia
  7. The Impossible Of Dreams
  8. Stand Up And Be Counted


Transcending Obscurity Records Bands

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

Official Master Facebook

Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel




RIVERS OF NIHIL – To Kick Off Tour With Dying Fetus

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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RIVERS OF NIHIL will kick off their North American tour supporting Dying Fetus and Thy Art Is Murder, with additional support from Enterprise Earth and Sanction this week. The tour begins on March 15th in Poughkeepsie, New York and will make its way through nearly three-dozen cities, drawing to a close on April 22nd in Amityville, New York. See all confirmed dates below.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Sanction:
3/15/2018 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
3/16/2018 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
3/17/2018 Agora – Cleveland, OH
3/18/2018 Opera House – Toronto, ON
3/20/2018 Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
3/21/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
3/22/2018 Skyway – Minneapolis, MN
3/23/2018 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
3/24/2018 Summit – Denver, CO
3/25/2018 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT *
3/27/2018 Bossanov – Portland, OR
3/28/2018 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
3/30/2018 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
3/31/2018 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
4/01/2018 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
4/02/2018 The Jamspot – Albuquerque, NM *
4/03/2018 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
4/04/2018 The Riff – Springfield, MO
4/06/2018 International – Knoxville, TN
4/07/2018 The Ground – Miami, FL
4/08/2018 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
4/09/2018 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
4/10/2018 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/11/2018 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
4/13/2018 Come And Take It Live – Houston, TX
4/14/2018 Texas Independence Fest – Austin, TX
4/15/2018 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
4/16/2018 The Building – Hot Springs Village, AR *
4/17/2018 Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
4/18/2018 Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
4/19/2018 One Centre Square – Allentown, PA
4/20/2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest – Worcester, MA
4/21/2018 House Of Independence – Asbury Park, NJ
4/22/2018 Revolution – Amityville, NY
* RIVERS OF NIHIL and Enterprise Earth only

The band will be touring in support of their third full-length, Where Owls Know My Name, set for release on March 16th – just one day after tour kick off – via Metal Blade Records. Whereas 2013’s The Conscious Seed Of Light and 2015’s Monarchy were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, Where Owls Know My Name represents the fall. And although that season is usually associated with death, for RIVERS OF NIHIL, the autumn serves as a rebirth.

Where Owls Know My Name reunites RIVERS OF NIHIL with Monarchy producer Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life) and Dan Seagrave, the storied artist behind such celebrated album covers as Entombed’s Left Hand Path and Suffocation‘s Effigy Of The Forgotten. Where Owls Know My Name is often just as punishing as its predecessors while assimilating ingredients from musical genres as varied as electronica, jazz, alternative, folk, and the golden age of Shrapnel Records. The resulting music is indescribably progressive, a multifaceted soundscape that goes beyond the wildest dreams of even the group’s most ardent admirers.

Sample Where Owls Know My Name’s “The Silent Life,” “A Home” and the title track at: where the record can be preordered in various formats.


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MONSTRANCE – Releases Updated Demo Track Featuring New Vocalist

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 14, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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MONSTRANCE, composed of current and former members of CARCASS, MY DYING BRIDE, MALEDICTION and BAL-SAGOTH, has released an updated demo track of “Cerebral Bore Machine,” featuring new vocalist Rik Simpson. The track comes off the band’s forthcoming debut EP Injustice For All.

Led by Swansong-era CARCASS guitarist Carlo Regadas, MONSTRANCE recently signed with Transcending Records for the fall 2018 release of Injustice for All on CD and digital formats. Cosmic Key Creations will release the EP on limited-edition black and gold 12″ vinyl.

The video stream of “Cerebral Bore Machine” also reveals the cover artwork for Injustice For All. Check it out at or below:

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Carlo Regadas – Lead and Rhythm Guitars

Steven Hargraves – Rhythm Guitar (Ballpein)

Rich Mumford – Bass Guitar (Godthrymm / ex Malediction)

Rik Simpson – Vocals (Austerymn)

Dan Mullins – Drums (Blasphemer / ex My Dying Bride / ex Bal-Sagoth)


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Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 12, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Whitey McConnaughy



Portland, Ore., March 12, 2018 – Witch Mountain return from their three-plus-year hiatus with a refreshed line-up (new singer Kayla Dixon and bass player Justin Brown join band stalwarts Rob Wong and Nate Carson) and a new album: Witch Mountain (May 25, Svart Records).

“We’ve always been a patient band,” said founding member/drummer Nathan Carson. “Thanks to all of the touring Rob and I have done with Justin and Kayla over the last three years, we were able to make this album as a full-fledged, road-tested, family unit. Over twenty years, Witch Mountain has never peaked; each record and tour are better than the last. It was a tiny scene when we started, and even though it’s incredibly saturated now, own unique twist on Northwestern doom has continued to set us apart. I can’t wait to share the latest and greatest album with our fans.”

The five-song release features the aforementioned new singer, Kayla Dixon, who had large shoes to fill when Uta Plotkin announced she was moving on following the release of Mobile of Angels. NPR said of Dixon’s abilities: “Kayla Dixon is a rarity in doom-metal, a singer with soul, dynamism, drama, control and poise. There’s proficiency in her voice, but she knows that the blues — especially heavy-metal blues — rolls like thunder and wanders like a diva dancing around. She’s got a gift for righteously nailing the perfect note.”

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Witch Mountain album cover

Witch Mountain track list:

1.  Midnight

2. Mechanical World

3. Burn You Down

4. Hellfire

5. Nighthawk

Witch Mountain pre-orders and the band’s North American tour dates will be announced soon.





MORBID ANGEL – Legendary Death Metal Icons Announce US Tour; Kingdoms Disdained To Be Released On Limited Edition Vinyl For Record Store Day

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Legendary death metal icons MORBID ANGEL will kick off a US headlining tour this spring. Slated to commence on April 16th and run through May 17th, the month-long journey includes a headlining set at the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest. Direct support will be provided by Misery Index from April 16th to April 25th and Origin from April 26th through the tour’s conclusion. Additional support will be provided by Dreaming Dead and Hate Storm Annihilation. See all confirmed dates below.

MORBID ANGEL will be touring in support of their critically lauded studio album, Kingdoms Disdained, released in December via Silver Lining Music. Kingdoms Disdained reunites founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth with bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker. Captured at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and produced by MORBID ANGEL with Erik Rutan, the record delivers eleven pieces of devastatingly dynamic death metal. Compositions such as “Garden Of Disdain,” “Architect And Iconoclast,” and “The Pillars Crumbling” supremely illustrate Azagthoth’s incredible creative alchemy with Tucker as well as his own incomparable guitar work. Orders for Kingdoms Disdained are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, Silver Lining Music will release a limited edition 12″ picture disc edition of  Kingdoms Disdained in honor of Record Store Day on April 21st. The disc – featuring the original cover art created by mixed-media artist Ken Coleman – will be housed in a clear PVC sleeve with product sticker and be available in all countries worldwide which participate in Record Store Day. A full list can be found HERE.

MORBID ANGEL w/ Misery Index (4/16 – 4/25), Origin (4/26 – 5/17), Dreaming Dead, Hate Storm Annihilation:
4/16/2018 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
4/17/2018 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
4/18/2018 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
4/19/2018 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
4/20/2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/21/2018 Revolution Bar & Music Hall – Amityville, NY
4/23/2018 Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, OH
4/24/2018 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
4/25/2018 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
4/26/2018 The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI

MORBID ANGEL w/ Misery Index (4/16 – 4/25), Origin (4/26 – 5/17), Dreaming Dead, Hate Storm Annihilation:
4/16/2018 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
4/17/2018 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
4/18/2018 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
4/19/2018 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
4/20/2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/21/2018 Revolution Bar & Music Hall – Amityville, NY
4/23/2018 Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, OH
4/24/2018 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
4/25/2018 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
4/26/2018 The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI

4/27/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
4/28/2018 Music Hall – Minneapolis, MN
4/30/2018 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
5/01/2018 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
5/03/2018 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
5/04/2018 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/07/2018 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
5/08/2018 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
5/09/2018 Regent Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
5/10/2018 The Glass House – Pomona, CA
5/11/2018 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
5/12/2018 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
5/13/2018 Historic El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
5/15/2018 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
5/16/2018 Trees – Dallas, TX
5/17/2018 Scout Bar – Houston, TX


“…pound for pound one of the band’s most essential efforts, the record contains almost wall to wall instant classics, and is not only Steve Tucker’s best album as MORBID ANGEL frontman, but by extension the group’s most genre-defining effort since 1995’s iconic Domination.” — Metal Injection   

“…a cyclone of blastbeat-driven fury punctuated with Azagthoth’s signature heaving, lunging grooves and Eddie Van Halen-on-a-bad-trip solos.” — Rolling Stone

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