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NIDINGR – ‘Greatest Of Deceivers’ Details Revealed; Releasing In North America On November 20th

Posted in Black Metal, black metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Recent Indie Recordings signees, NIDINGR, will unleash their new full-length, Greatest Of Deceivers, in North America on November 20th. Starring present and past members of bands such as Mayhem, Gorgoroth, DHG (Dødheimsgard), 1349 and God Seed, among others, the Norwegian Black Metal magicians are known for their efficiently complex songwriting, ravagingly dissonant, yet infinitely catchy riffs and breakneck tempos. Their two previous offerings — 2005’s Sorrow Infinite And Darkness and 2010’sWolf Father — prove what this maniacal assault is capable of. 

NIDINGR recorded G.O.D. in Crystal Canyon Studios in Oslo, home to a host of prominent Norwegian acts including cult experimentalists Ulver, to accomplish a unique ‘70s, vintage style production. The sound they’ve created is a wholly organic, warm, unedited and un-triggered production that further emphasizes the great musicianship caught on tape. Greatest Of Deceivers was produced by guitarist Teloch, mixed by Anders Møller (Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O, Euroboys, 120 Days, Turbonegro, etc.) and  mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios. The cover was crafted by the renowned Metastazis (Morbid Angel, Nachtmystium, Paradise Lost, Watain, Blut Aus Nord, etc.).

Greatest Of Deceivers continues the theme from Sorrow Infinite And Darkness, based on Enochian texts. As on the previous album, ten Enochian Æthyrs are evoked through the course of the album.

Greatest Of Deceivers Track Listing:

01. Greatest Of Deceivers
02. All Crowns Fall
03. O Thou Empty God
04. The Balances
05. Vim Patior
06. Rags Upon A Beggar
07. The Worm Is Crowned
08. Pure Pale Gold
09. Mother Of Abominations
10. Dweller In The Abyss

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NIDINGR:

Teloch – Guitars and bass

Blargh – Guitars and bass

El.Cpt.Estrella Grasa – Vocals

Øyvind Myrvoll – Drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on NIDINGR, click on the links below!

http://www.nidingr.no

http://www.facebook.com/nidingr

http://www.indierecordings.net

https://www.facebook.com/indierecordings

LONG LIVE NIDINGR.

Stone.

VALDUR – Alpine Black/Death Occultists Issue Recording Update; New Song Posted

Posted in Black Metal, black metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Alpine Black/Death occultists VALDUR recently completed composing their upcoming, as-yet, untitled new full-length. Official recording sessions will commence on November 12th at Earhammer Studios. Additionally, VALDUR recently unleashed an ultra limited two-song EP entitled The Hammer Pit containing a rough version of two new songs. Taste the blood of track one, “Conjuring The Fire Plagues,” at the band’s Official BandCamp Page. When asked to talk about the upcoming new material, the band said in a collective statement: “We wish not to elaborate too much and allow the music that we will be putting out in the near future to do the talking.”

In the meantime, check out VALDUR live in the studio at KDVS at THIS LOCATION.

Hailing from Mammoth Lakes, California, VALDUR released Raven God Amongst Us in 2010 via Blood Mountain Records. The record proved to be an infernal masterpiece among the underground masses. Noted The Metal Crypt in a review of the record: “USBM is so often by the numbers that I am wary of it right out of the gate, but this is a band that remembers what is good about black metal, and does it very well indeed. Not an album to overlook,”About.com called the band, “the best black metal band in the United States that you’ve probably never heard of,” while Thrash Pit opined, “…a shimmering brand of black metal which pierces hearts rather than suffocates lungs.”

VALDUR:

Samuel: Guitars/Vocals

William: Bass

Sxuperion: Drums

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To read Stone’s album review for Raven God Amongst Us, click on the link below!

VALDUR “Raven God Amongst Us” – A Raw And Apocalyptic Black Metal Storm

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For more info on VALUDR, click on the link below!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/valdur/54163319709

(Source: Earsplit PR)

LONG LIVE VALDUR.

Stone.

NIDINGR – Unite With Indie Recordings

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Indie Recordings are pleased to announce the signing of Norwegian Black Metal deviants NIDINGR! Starring present and past members of bands such as Mayhem, Gorgoroth, DHG (Dødheimsgard), 1349 and God Seed, among others, NIDINGR are known for their efficiently complex songwriting, ravagingly dissonant, yet infinitely catchy riffs and breakneck tempos.

Their two previous offerings — 2005’s Sorrow Infinite and Darkness, which the Metal Crypt crowned “one of the most interesting albums that has crawled out of the blackened depths of Norway in many a years” and 2010’s Wolf Father, featuring Mayhem’s Hellhammer on drums — proves what this maniacal assault is capable of.

Said the band in a collective statement: “NIDINGR is looking forward to working with a great label on Norwegian soil. We are sure Indie Recordings is the label we need to get us out to the masses and up to the next level.”

Further info to be released this Fall.

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“NIDINGR has created an extremely dense and concentrated lesson in black metal’s most interesting elements…” – Lords Of Metal

“Wolf Father is a lean, mean disc that hits with the quickness of a raiding party and the heft of broadswords. Its six songs always go for the jugular, leaving a solid clubbing any time they fall short. It’s a beast worth hunting down as Wolf Father has potential as the head of the blackened death metal pack.” – Washington Times

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

To read my review of Wolf Father, click on the link below!

NIDINGR “Wolf Father” – One Of Black Metal’s Blackest Unleash Their Strike

* For more info on NIDINGR, click on the links below!

http://www.facebook.com/nidingr

http://www.nidingr.no

http://www.indierecordings.net

https://www.facebook.com/indierecordings

LONG LIVE NIDINGR.

Stone.

IPSISSIMUS – Premiere New Single: “The First Secret of Fatima” off “The Way of Descent” on GunShyAssassin.com

Posted in Black Metal, black metal albums, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

The New Haven, CT based blasphemers IPSISSIMUS have just released the band’s latest single for the track The First Secret of Fatima off the band’s Metal Blade debut, The Way of Descent out May 24. The track can be heard exclusively on Gun Shy Assassin’s site HERE. Be sure to check out the track, leave your comment, and spread the word.

Track listing for The Way of Descent:

1. The First Secret of Fatima

2. Monakhourgia / The Prince of Tyre

3. The Second Secret of Fatima

4. The Alchemist’s Goatthrone

5. The Third Secret of Fatima

6. Hodos Autapophaseos

*Tracks that were originally featured on the Fatima EP were re-recorded for The Way of Descent.

Specially priced preorder deals for The Way of Descent are still available. Pick up your copy HERE.

Catch IPSISSIMUS live as they play dates in support of their impending release. More dates coming soon!

IPSISSIMUS Live:

05/21 Wallingford, CT Cherry St. Station w/ Nightbitch

05/25 Wallingford, CT Redscroll Records w/ Nachzehrer**

**the first 75 people who purchase the Ipsissimus CD at Redscroll Records will be given a ticket for admission

IPSISSIMUS is:

Tichondrius – Bass & Vocals

Haimatokharmes – Drums

His Emissary – Guitar

(Source: Metal Blade Records News & Tour Update)

* Stone Says: The First Secret of Fatima is explosively Blackened, with all the haunting and extreme nuances, vocals and musicianship that are mandatory in making real Black Metal come across to thine senses. Do yourself an immense Metal favor and listen to this song streaming at the link above… then douse your face with ice water and listen again.

* For more info on IPSISSIMUS, click on the links below:

http://www.facebook.com/ipsissimususbm

http://www.myspace.com/ipsissimususbm

LONG LIVE IPSISSIMUS.

Stone.

NIDINGR “Wolf Father” – One Of Black Metal’s Blackest Unleash Their Strike

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, extreme music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

NIDINGR – The bells of inner Earth are tolling and the lava in hell is boiling, while NIDINGR is uncoiling their Blackest of Metal unto the suspecting and unsuspecting of humanity. Metal be thy name, is this band the keeper of the Darkest Black Metal core… they very well hold the key and secrets to the depths of infinite Metal Blackness. This is Black Metal, unleashed by NIDINGR at it’s most profound underworld greatest. Make no mistake, Wolf Father is an album where you sit down the Black Metal pupils and tell them to listen and learn. After a five year absence in making a new album, (the last being Sorrow, Infinite And Darkness from 2005), this Norwegian Black Metal band has created six new songs based on Norse Mythology themes.

If you find yourself straying about, wondering which bands new album can produce the heaviest and darkest blows of pure Metal, your answer lies within the songs on Wolf Father. Are there heavier and more Extreme albums that exist? Of course. Only don’t try to stay up all night searching for anything heavier. The constant on this album, is that all six songs carry out their sole purpose to devour whatever sounds of calm that may be in their atmospheric path. I do say with Metal certainty though, that NIDINGR wasn’t going to disappoint themselves or any dedicated Black Metal fan out there by creating this piece of Blackened work.

Fafnismol introduces the listener into the world of NIDINGR, with flamingly furious rhythms and breakdown riffs that are as haunting as they are original. Hellhammer on drums crushes down the beats with mind blowing speed. Cpt. Estrella Grasa belts out his torment laden vocals with viciousness that Black Metal loyalists come to expect, from one of the best this genre has to offer. Amidst the blackness there are many guitar parts that flirt on the melodic razor’s edge, all the while the all encompassing blanket of Black Metal stylings override this album as undisputed, darkened and pure underground.

If you are searching for that Black Metal curtain to lift up and reveal the extremity of sound that beckons you, Wolf Father will envelope your senses with it’s fortified blackness. Once you listen to Wolf Father you will undoubtedly listen again and again,  trying to come to grips that a Black Metal band such as NIDINGR can be this unimaginably extreme. I recommend highly all Black Metal fans to catch onto this blackened offering from NIDINGR, new fans to this genre should, no, need to grasp what Wolf Father is all about.

* Below is a roll call of associated Black Metal bands attached to each band member:

Teloch – guitar/bass (1349, Gorgoroth, Ov Hell, Orcustus, Umoral, Konsortium), Blargh – guitar/bass (Gravferd, Dødheimsgard), Cpt. Estrella Grasa – vocals (Kort Prosess), Hellhammer – drums (Emperor, Immortal, Shining, Thorns, Umoral, Mayhem)

* For more info on NIDINGR, click here: NIDINGR – myspace music

NIDINGR:

Teloch – guitar & bass

Blargh – guitar & bass

Cpt. Estrella Grasa – vocals

Hellhammer – drums

* Garm – from Ulver guest appears

Track Listing For Wolf Father:

Fafnismol

Baldrs Draumar

Reginsmol

Voluspo

Hymiskvitha

Lokasenna

LONG LIVE NIDINGR AND THEIR BLACK METAL.

Stone.

NIDINGR “Wolf Father” Releases January 18, 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 December 8, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

NIDINGR – Cult Norwegian Black Metal unit NIDINGR return from a five year hiatus with their raging new album. The assassins that form this deadly unit have culminated their dark arts and aggression on their sophomore full-length Wolf Father, the uncompromising album sure to scathe listeners with its relentless whirlwind of black metal wrath. NIDINGR remain a mainly cult act, although some might conder them a “super group” of sorts when they discover the band is comprised of a long list of notable black metal artisans including bassist/guitarist Teloch (1349, Gorgoroth, Ov Hell, Orcustus, Umoral, Konsortium), bassist/guitarist Blargh (Gravferd, Dødheimsgard), vocalist Cpt. Estrella Grasa (Kort Prosess), and drummer Hellhammer (Immortal, Shining, Thorns, Umoral, Mayhem, Emperor). Wolf Father even features a guest appearance from Ulver’s Kristoffer Rygg (a.k.a. Garm), and features artwork by French visionary Valnoir of Metastazis, known for their work with Watain, Ulver, Peste Noire, Nachtmystium, Anteus and more.

* NIDINGR Wolf Father will be released on Vendlus Records, January 18, 2011.

* For more info on NIDINGR, just click here: NIDINGR – myspace music

(Source: Earsplit press release, December 3, 2010)

Track Listing For Wolf Father:

Fafnismol

Baldrs Draumar

Reginsmol

Voluspo

Hymiskvitha

Lokasenna

LONG LIVE NIDINGR.

Stone.

SATYRICON – “BLACK CROW ON A TOMBSTONE” VIDEO IS A BLACK METAL TRIUMPH

Posted in Black Metal, black metal 2008, black metal albums, black metal music, black metal songs, black metal videos, black metal vocalists, extreme metal music, extreme music, heavy metal bands, heavy metal history, heavy metal music, heavy metal videos, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, scary album covers, spooky album covers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

Satyricon The Age Of Nero was released back on November 3, 2008. This is an album that gets increasingly greater for me, after each listen. One song in particular, Black Crow On A Tombstone, just stays in my head for days… weeks on end. I am not going to fight it off, it’s a fantastic song that I immensely enjoy. I can remember distinctly, the first time I listened to The Age Of Nero in it’s entirety… it blew me away. The grooves are abundant throughout this album, Black Metal reigns supreme through these songs. Satyricon created an album with The Age Of Nero that I would easily consider to be… Metal Album of the Decade. I’m not kidding around… the Metal… Black Metal, on this album is representative of what incredible song writing is all about, both musically and lyrically. Satyr proved to me, that you do not need to get mathematical, intricate or go over the top, in order to create a sensational Black Metal album such as this. Here is the video for Black Crow On A Tombstone – the darkness of the video compliments this song. Satyr sings this song with unreal conviction, which is an attribute I find so admirable and remarkable. Being pre-warned by the sight of a black crow, that impending doom is upon you, is the theme of this song. Here’s hoping you enjoy this great song and video as much as I do…

If you wish, you can read my full review for Satyricon – The Age Of Nero, which I posted on April 7, 2009, by clicking the header below:

Satyricon “The Age Of Nero” – this is serious Metal

LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

Well, sorry fellow Metalheads and Satyricon fans… apparently “WMG” (yeah, that record compnay) doesn’t want to “share” their music video’s with blogs like Metal Odyssey. It’s too bad, due to the fact that Metal Odyssey gives away FREE advertising for record companies like WMG day in and day out. Wherever you do go to finally see this amazing Satyricon music video, I hope you do enjoy it. Black Crow On A Tombstone is one HELL of a music video from one incredible Black Metal Band that is Satyricon.

Stone.

Abigail Williams – “In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns” – Real, Extreme, Black Metal

Posted in Album Review, Black Metal, black metal 2009, black metal albums 2009, black metal music 2009, cool album covers, creepy album covers, current black metal albums, current black metal music, extreme black metal music, Extreme Metal, extreme metal music, extreme music, extreme music today, Metal, metal music, metal music today, Metal Reviews, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

9061631I have added a new band to my Black Metal favorites list, they are Abigail Williams. Abigail Williams is void of having the heavy grooves of Satyricon’s superior recent releases, void of having the progressiveness of the incredible Enslaved. What Abigail Williams does offer up musically, is the extreme and brutal sounds of Black Metal. Yes, the very, very, heavy side of Black Metal. The layering of music is similar to what Cradle of Filth has accomplished with their infamous albums, minus any over exaggeration of melody. O.K., I have pointed out where Abigail Williams lines up musically, compared to their Black Metal counterparts, (or some of them anyway). On “In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns”, (released on October 28, 2008 – candlelight records), Sorceron on lead vocals is alarmingly convincing, while the entire band plays very tight, giving every indication musically, that they know these are ten solid songs.

If you are looking for a seriously heavy, fast and Extreme band, regardless of the genre, Abigail Williams will engulf your musical senses with unrelenting and foreboding Black Metal force. This is a Black Metal band that sounds like they have been set loose from any musical restraints, given the command to set forth and spread their onslaught of enraged Black Metal unto the masses. The symphonic moments heard throughout this album lends itself as the bridge, that connects this Black Metal extremity of aggressiveness. After a couple of listens to “In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns”, I realized that I waited too long to purchase this Black Metal creation. Abigail Williams has made one fine, full length album, of Extreme Black Metal music with this release. I hope that any band lineup changes that have occurred, will not prevent Abigail Williams from moving forward with powerful momentum. Sorceron is the nucleus of this band, he must continue to surround himself with quality musicians, just like the lineup found on this album. This is my Metal opinion and I recommend Abigail Williams “In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns” to anyone who’s interest I may have peaked.

Abigail Williams as they appeared on “In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns” are: Sorceron on lead vocals & lyricist, Mike Wilson on lead guitar, Plaguehammer on bass, Bjornthor on guitar, Trym on drums, Samus on drums and Ashley Ellyllon on keyboards and piano. Sorceron also plays guitar, bass and keyboards on this album as well. James Murphy appears as a guest guitarist.

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