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DARKTHRONE “Under A Funeral Moon” – 2 Disc Edition Releases August 26th

Posted in Black Metal, black metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Darkthrone - Under A Funeral Moon - promo CD cover - 2013

From Peaceville Records:

DarkthroneUnder a Funeral Moon (2CD preorder HERE:

A 2-disc edition of Darkthrone’s Black Metal masterpiece, which marks 20 years since the release of this landmark album.

The second disc features audio of Fenriz discussing his recollections, inspirations and thoughts on the album, whilst the music plays in the background.

Presented in a special mediabook format with a booklet containing comprehensive liner notes.

Pre-order for 26th August release.


Under A Funeral Moon – Track Listing:

Disc 1:

1. Natassja In Eternal Sleep

2. Summer Of The Diabolical Holocaust

3. The Dance Of Eternal Shadows

4. Unholy Black Metal

5. To Walk The Infernal Fields

6. Under A Funeral Moon

7. Inn I De Dype Skogers Favn

8. Crossing The Triangle Of Flames

9. Multimedia enhanced interview

Disc 2:

Commentary disc with Fenriz

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Posted in Black Metal, black metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Countess - Sermons Of the Infidel - EP - promo cover

On June 17, Dutch Black Metal veterans Countess will release a new EP entitled Sermons Of The Infidel. The EP will be exclusively available digitally through the band’s official Bandcamp site.

‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ features 35 minutes of METAL spread over eight tracks: six brand new versions of Countess classics and two new songs. The EP is the first Countess release since 2011’s full-length ‘On Wings Of Defiance’, two tracks of which are featured here in killer new renditions. All songs are exemplary of Countess’ unique blend of first wave Black Metal and traditional Heavy Metal.


Track List:

– Hymn To The Gods Of Yore
– Trumpets Of Dawn
– I Am The Infidel
– Sermon Of The Devil Preacher
– Son Of The Dragon
– Child Of The Millennia
– City Of Satan
– Chosen By The Gods


‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ also marks the return of guitarist Zagan, who was last heard on the legendary ‘Revenge’ albums over a decade ago. His fretboard wizardry adds yet another dimension to the unique musical tapestry that is Countess.

The EP will be available for download in several high-quality formats of choice and includes a printable cover, back inlay and CD label (in pdf format). From June 17, ‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ can be purchased here:

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IMMORTAL – “All Shall Fall” Limited 10″ Vinyl Box Releasing July 5th, 2013

Posted in Black Metal, black metal albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Immortal - All Shall Fail - Vinyl Box Set - promo pic

Norwegian sons of northern darkness, IMMORTAL, will release a limited 10“ vinyl box set of their last masterpiece, All Shall Fall.

The prestigious box set will consist of 4 high quality 10“ vinyl discs including the amazing album artwork poster.

The All Shall Fall 10“ vinyl box set will be limited to only 3x 333 copies (black, white, silver) and will be released July 5, 2013, via Nuclear Blast.


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Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell - promo cover pic!

Ten METAL Albums I Cannot Live Without


You know which Metal albums you can’t possibly live without! Those are the Metal albums you turn to so often, they feel like they’re a part of you! Metal albums that I can’t live without are just like Metal Buddies; they’re always there to lean on and hang out with! Here is a list of ten Metal albums I can’t live without.

This list is a part one, cause in reality, there are probably a few hundred more Metal albums that I couldn’t live without! By no means is this my top ten Metal albums of all time; in essence, what this list represents is a grand starting point for me! Therefore, a part two, three, four and more to this topic will most likely happen! Hallelujah and ring that Metal bell!

This list of Metal albums are in no particular order, other than I can’t live without them. I hope you enjoy this list and feel free to add your Metal albums you can’t live without via a comment. Metal be thy name!

As shown at the top of this post, Heaven And Hell (1980) from the Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath is a keeper for life. Whoa.

PANTERA "Cowboys From Hell"

PANTERA – Cowboys From Hell (1990)

Metallica - Master Of Puppets promo album pic #2!

METALLICA – Master Of Puppets (1986)

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - promo cover pic!!

MOTORHEAD – Ace Of Spades (1980)

DIO "Holy Diver" large promo album pic!

DIO – Holy Diver (1983)

Angel Witch - As Above So Below - Promo Cover Pic - Large!

ANGEL WITCH – As Above, So Below (2012)

Overkill - Horrorscope - promo cover pic!

OVERKILL – Horrorscope (1991)

Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime - promo cover pic!

QUEENSRYCHE – Operation Mindcrime (1988)

Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - promo cover pic!

BLACK SABBATH – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1974 U.S. Release)

BLACK SABBATH could very well be THE band that started METAL in the first place. It sure wasn’t Air Supply or The Carpenters that invented Metal. (That last sentence was funny, wasn’t it?)

Satyricon - The Age Of Nero - large promo album pic!

SATYRICON – The Age Of Nero (2008)



KISS - Destroyer - Promo Album Pic #2!

KISS – Destroyer (1976)

Yes, “back in the day” KISS was as close to Metal as Alice Cooper, Uriah Heep, UFO and Ted Nugent were. That’s my Metal opinion anyways!

Compiling this first installment of Ten Metal Albums I Can’t Live Without was (gulp) fun! You can count on me to continue onward with this Metal topic! It’s too enticing a Metal topic to ignore!


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AUTOLATRY – Announce U.S. Tour

Posted in Black Metal, black metal albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 6, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

New England Black Metal quintet AUTOLATRY are set to embark upon a massive U.S. tour in support of their self-released EP entitled Of The Land. Blending razor-edged Progressive and Melodic Black Metal with primal intensity and Folk sensibilities, AUTOLATRY promises to leave audiences standing in awe as they blaze a trail across the United States. The tour is set to kick off on July 12th in Worcester, MA with cities and venues confirmed through August 2nd. The band will remain on the road for another three weeks before wrapping things up with a homecoming show on August 24th in New Haven, CT. Confirmed dates and venues are listed below.

Steeped in their home region New England’s rich heritage, Autolatry meld progressive and melodic elements into a whirlwind of sonic character that can only be described as “New England Black Metal”.  Formed in 2010 as a 3-piece band by brothers Dave and Matt Kaminsky and Karl Chamberlain, Autolatry has since matured into a well-rounded quintet.

The band self-released their 2012 EP Of The Land to rave reviews, drawing diverse comparisons to the likes of Krallice, Woods of Ypres, and Absu. In addition to recording the follow-up to Of The Land, Autolatry embarks on a 40+ date US tour between July and August 2012. Expect big things from these New Englanders in the very near future!  Of The Land and the band’s 2010 debut, The Hill, are both available at:


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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XANTHOCHROID – Releases Two Teaser Videos From Forthcoming Debut Full Length Album!

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Lake Forest, California-based Epic Legendary Black Metal outfit Xanthochroid have released two teaser videos, allowing fans a glimpse inside the creation and sound of their forthcoming debut full-length album titled “Blessed He With Boils.”

Said Xanthochroid frontman Sam Meador, “Xanthochroid is an Epic Black Metal band that strives to produce the most sophisticated and enthralling compositions in the metal scene today. Taking influence from bands like Emperor, Opeth, Moonsorrow, Wintersun, and many others, Xanthochroid combines many styles into a blackened cloud of legendary metal might. Not for the casual listener, but for the true metal connoisseur who demands more depth, more detail, and more musicality than what is out there today. Xanthochroid‘s music demands repeat listening and a discerning ear, and we can’t wait to release our first full-length masterpiece! I hope this will increase everyone’s appetites for some good Metal by the end of 2012!”

Their 5-track EP, “Incultus,” is also available for free download at The official track-listing for “Blessed He With Boils” is as follows:

1. Introduction

2. Blessed He With Boils

3. Winter’s End

4. Long Live Our Lifeless King

5. Deus Absconditus

6. A Leper’s Prospect

7. In Puris Stagnum

8. Rebirth of an Old Nation



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(Source: Sundisc PR)



GLORIOR BELLI: Full Album Stream Courtesy Of – From September 19th To September 26th, 2011

Posted in Black Metal, black metal albums, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Beginning today, will stream GLORIOR BELLI’s upcoming new full-length, The Great Southern Darkness, in its entirety! The stream will run for one week (September 19 – September 26) before its official North American release through Metal Blade Records on September 27, 2011.

Check the record out in full at THIS LOCATION.

Their fourth full-length in a catalog of blackened enormity, The Great Southern Darkness offers up 11 tracks that magnify GLORIOR BELLI‘s finest qualities. Said Revolver in an advance review of the record: “The album combines vicious black-metal riffery with deep New Orleans stoner grooves to create a metal monolith that is equal parts northern blaze and southern trendkill.” Added American Aftermath: “Extraordinary mesmerizing, mind-blowing, use whatever terms you want, this is fantastic.” Sea Of Tranquility agreed calling it: “…a round of French avant-garde Metal, with the same sort of dissonant intensity of Deathspell Omega, but – and this is, the interesting part – with very clear influences from Southern Metal, Sludge Metal and Post-Metal,” while Infernal Masquerade noted simply: “If you are looking for a great BM release that is different and entertaining, be sure to get this album.”

Formed in the suburbs of Paris during the close of 2002, GLORIOR BELLI has garnered a stellar reputation in the extreme music community for mixing desert rock textures with the brutal, ominous, doom-laden vibe typical of Black Metal. The band was recently added to Montreal’s Messe des Morts festival. The festival is set to take place in Saint-Laurent, QC at Coop Katacombes on November 25 and 26. Other bands on the bill include Inquisition, Absu, Forteresse and more! This will mark GLORIOR BELLI‘s first ever North American appearance. For further info, point your browser HERE.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

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