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ENSIFERUM – Announces North American Headlining Tour With Kalmah, Abigail Williams And Aenimus

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 20, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Ensiferum - photo by Andy Whittle - by permission

[Photo by Andy Whittle]

ENSIFERUM will embark on their Path To Victory North American headlining tour, featuring support from Kalmah, Abigail Williams, and Aenimus, late this fall. The journey runs from November 14th in Richmond, Virginia through December 8th in Brooklyn, New York.

Comments ENSIFERUM bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka: “It’s time to get back on the road for one last time before we head to studio to record the next ENSIFERUM album and we couldn’t be more thrilled about the upcoming North American tour! It’s gonna be fireworks of metal for the whole evening because we’ll share the stage with three awesome bands: Kalmah, Abigail Williams, and Aenimus!” See all confirmed dates below.

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of ENSIFERUM, and with their latest album, Two Paths, they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is the quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection of songs to date as well as their most organic.

The album literally takes the concept of Two Paths to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks “Don’t You Say” and “God Is Dead”. “Even though ENSIFERUM has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,” explains Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both Two Paths and its predecessor, One Man Army. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.”

ENSIFERUM w/ Kalmah, Abigail Williams, Aenimus:

11/14/2019 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

11/15/2019 Reverb – Reading, PA

11/16/2019 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON

11/17/2019 Corona Theater – Montreal, QC

11/18/2019 The Opera House – Toronto, ON

11/19/2019 Reggies – Chicago, IL

11/20/2019 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

11/21/2019 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO

11/23/2019 Dickens – Calgary, AB

11/24/2019 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

11/25/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

11/26/2019 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR

11/27/2019 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA

11/29/2019 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA

11/30/2019 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

12/01/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ

12/02/2019 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX

12/03/2019 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX

12/05/2019 Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY

12/07/2019 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

12/08/2019 The Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY

To preview and purchase Two Paths, visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum.

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

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NOCTIFERIA – Announce Third Guest On Reforma Project, THE TRUE MAYHEM’s Attila!

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Slovenia’s legendary NOCTIFERIA are currently busy in the studio finishing recording their new album “Reforma – Tribute to LAIBACH”! Today the band announces the third guest on the album, THE TRUE MAYHEM‘s Csihar Attila. Read below the announcement:

“We are beyond honoured to let you know that legendary voice of black metal, The True Mayhem’s Csihar Attila joined Official David Vincent and Jørgen Munkeby on our Reforma project. Attila recorded main vocals for track ‘Tanz mit Laibach’ and it sounds extremely sacrilegious! It was an honour and dream come true for us to work with these three exceptional artists who exceeded our expectations in every way and did an amazing and professional job! Thank you all! More soon!”

As previously announced, NOCTIFERIA revealed two guests on “Reforma – Tribute to LAIBACH” album, being VLTIMAS‘ David Vincent (ex Morbid Angel) and (Norway’s) SHINING sax player Jørgen Munkeby!

Track List:
– Now You Will Pay (feat. David Vincent)
– Eurovision
– Das Spiel Ist Aus
– Smrt Za Smrt
– Tanz Mit Laibach
– No History
– Slovenska Akropola

More info will be revealed soon.

Next NOCTIFERIA shows w/ LIVEEVIL:
18/04/ Ostrava – Barrák music club
19/04/ Brno – favál
20/04/ Praha – Hells Bells Rockin’ Pub

Watch “The Falsifier” Official Video:

Ljubljana’s underground legends NOCTIFERIA, since the beginning (1997) have been spreading their unique style of the Slovenian Extreme Metal Movement. Few could predict what the band and its members would mean for the whole scene in the years to come. Today, just as it sometimes seems that the artists have drained all genres of originality and that all the new musical styles have already been discovered, here comes NOCTIFERIA, bringing something fresh, a style that is uniquely theirs.

More information at:
BAND: https://www.noctiferia.net | https://www.facebook.com/noctiferia/

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE NOCTIFERIA.

STONE.

OMENFILTH: Philippines Based Black Metal Practitioners To Release Devourer Of The Seven Moons Full-Length Via Eternal Death This April; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 6, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Philippines-based black metal practitioners OMENFILTH will release their third full length, Devourer Of The Seven Moons, on April 12th via Eternal Death.

Following the path of traditional black metal rather than the war metal influences often associated with their place of origin, Devourer Of The Seven Moons showcases the strengths of the band — eerie melodies (“The Embrace Of Solitude”), headbanging fury (“Summon The Beast Of Damnation,” “Seared By The Flames Of Bawo”), and violent upsurges (“Bakuana Ex Inferis”). Appealing more to fans of bands like Varathron or Darkthrone than Blasphemy or Von, Devourer Of The Seven Moons shows that Southeast Asian black metal is more than just sleazy goatworship and miniguns. Following the lyrical themes of the album, the artwork of Dave Fogg is based on the ancient Filipino mythological entity Bakunawa aka “The Devourer Of The Seven Moons.”

Stream / Share OMENFILTH’s “The Embrace Of Solitude” At THIS LOCATION

In advance of its official unveiling, OMENFILTH offers third track, “The Embrace Of Solitude,” for public consumption noting, “This song is a bit more melodic than anything we have previously written – it was put together by guitarist Von Necroticus when he was suffering from a depression and that comes through in the material. In a weird way, it reminds us of old Moonspell. This release is a definitive step in our career and we all think it is very strong album.”

Hear “The Embrace Of Solitude” below:

OMENFILTH‘s Devourer Of The Seven Moons will be released on CD, cassette, and digital formats. The ten-track offering includes three bonus tracks: a cover of Vulcano’s “Bloody Vengeance” and live recordings of “Equinox Of Evil” and “Fading Embers Of A Dying Era,” both from the band’s 2016 Opus Sanguinarium offering. For preorders, visit the Eternal Death Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.

Devourer Of The Seven Moons – Track Listing:

  1. The Dictate Of Morbid Hegemony
  2. Summon The Beast Of Damnation
  3. The Embrace Of Solitude
  4. Devourer Of The Seven Moons
  5. Bakunaua Ex Inferis
  6. Seared By The Flames Of Bawo
  7. Negare Omnis Vitas
  8. Bloody Vengeance (Vulcano Cover)
  9. Equinox Of Evil (Live)
  10. Fading Embers Of A Dying Era (Live)

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Source: Earsplit PR

More info:

http://www.facebook.com/Omenfilth

http://www.facebook.com/eternaldeathUSA

LONG LIVE OMENFILTH.

STONE.

IMPRECATION To Release “Damnatio Ad Bestias” On Dark Descent Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 3, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Texas horde IMPRECATION will once again lay waste to false metal with eight new tracks of blasphemous black/death metal. The band’s forthcoming full-length, Damnatio Ad Bestias, will be out March 22 on Dark Descent Records.

Album track “Temple of the Foul Spirit” is streaming at: https://youtu.be/yYOPr4SSSEo

IMPRECATION rises again from the blasted lands of Texas with their darkest spell ever, Damnatio Ad Bestias. This album expands upon the themes of their 2013 debut Satanae Tenebris Infinita with deadly results. An aura of true Satanic majesty is unleashed in tracks like, “Temple of the Foul Spirit”, “Morbid Crucifixion”, and “Baptized in Satan’s Blood”. Bludgeoning guitars, battering drums, and haunting keys create an experience that will terrify the unbelievers and convert the uninitiated.

Damnatio Ad Bestias – Track Listing:

  1. Temple of the Foul Spirit
  2. Morbid Crucifixion
  3. Baptized in Satan’s Blood
  4. Beasts of the Infernal Void
  5. Damnatio Ad Bestias
  6. Dagger, Thurible, Altar of Death
  7. The Shepherd and the Flock
  8. Ageless of None

IMPRECATION: Ruben Elizondo, Dave Herrera, Danny Hiller, Milton Luna, Jeff Tandy

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IMPRECATION Bio:

Formed in 1991, IMPRECATION has become a vaunted institution in the underground, with their now-classic Theurgia Goetia Summa compilation cited by bands across the globe. They have no need for trendy tags like “old school death metal”, for there is simply death metal as it it was intended – evil, dangerous, and crushing. Beware, for the Beast is upon you!

More band info: Imprecation

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE IMPRECATION.

STONE.

Melodic Death/Doom Group COLD COLOURS Celebrate 20th Anniversary With February 22 Release Of ‘Northernmost’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 21, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Cover art: Todd Salat

Long running Minnesota Death/Doom band COLD COLOURS celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2019 with the February 22 release of fifth full-length album Northernmost. In recognition of the winter solstice, the album’s first blast of freezing wind comes in the form of a lyric video for new track “Terminal Winter.”

Vocalist/guitarist Brian J. Huebner had this to say about the band’s milestone:

“If 20 years has taught me anything, it’s that you have to believe in what you are doing. No matter how many roadblocks you hit over two decades. I am thrilled that we have ‘Northernmost’ to celebrate 20 years. Our best album so far? Without question, but more importantly, the best representation of who we are and should be. This album is a testament to the chemistry of the band in 2019.”

Long overdue, Northernmost finds COLD COLOURS in top form as they mine the depths of despair on 12 dynamic compositions guaranteed to satisfy devotees, as well as newcomers with a taste for the likes of AMORPHIS, SWALLOW THE SUN, and INSOMNIUM. Recorded and mixed by drummer Mike Andrie, and mastered to perfection by the legendary Dan Swanö at Sweden’s Unisound, Northernmost is nothing short of exquisite. Welcome to 2019; welcome to your Doom!

Track Listing:

  1. Northernmost I
  2. Nightmare
  3. A Life Forlorn
  4. Northernmost II
  5. From This Pain
  6. Spirit
  7. Northernmost III
  8. Terminal Winter
  9. Heathen
  10. Northernmost IV
  11. The Parting
  12. The Pale Heart

COLD COLOURS:

Brian J Huebner – vocals, guitar

Matt Hamilton – lead guitar

Mike Andrie – drums

Jaden Adair – vocals, bass

Jon Rayl – keyboards

Source: ClawHammer PR

For more band info:

coldcoloursmetal.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/coldcoloursmetal

www.instagram.com/coldcoloursband/

LONG LIVE COLD COLOURS.

STONE.

VENOM “Storm The Gates” – New Studio Album Releases On December 14th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

VENOMCronos, Rage and Dante return with a vengeance! The new VENOM studio album, Storm The Gates, is loaded with 13 blasphemous songs and releases to the Metal world on December 14th, via Spinefarm Records!

Storm The Gates – Track List:

01. Bring Out Your Dead

02. Notorious

03. I Dark Lord

04. 100 Miles To Hell

05. Dark Night (Of The Souls)

06. Beaten To A Pulp

07. Destroyer

08. The Mighty Have Fallen

09. Over My Dead Body

10. Suffering Dictates

11. We The Loud

12. Immortal

13. Storm The Gates

More info: https://www.spinefarmrecords.com/

LONG LIVE VENOM.

STONE.

VALDUR ‘Goat of Iniquity’ Streaming In Its Entirety – Album Out Now

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Eastern Sierra Black/Death Metal quartet VALDUR have released their punishing new album Goat of Iniquity. The album can be streamed and purchased at the links below.

bloodymountainrecords.bandcamp.com/album/goat-of-iniquity

valdur.bandcamp.com/album/goat-of-iniquity

VALDUR released this statement concerning the album:

“Valdur – Goat of Iniquity: another chain of songs containing deep extremities and primitive, suffocating atmospheres.  This is not a continuation of our previous release; this album moves backwards in a far more violent structure and sound; like a deathmetal cassette from 1988.  ‘Goat of Iniquity’ was recorded by us and us alone in the Bloody Mountain Bunker, with no triggers or other redundant studio shortcuts.  Vicious underground metal recorded in a live setting.  Not for trendy ears!  For Valdur, ‘Goat of Iniquity’ is another step deeper into the obscure halls of integrity.”

Track List:

  1. Divine Halls of Obscurity: Pt. I
  2. Goat of Iniquity / Devouring the Whore of Darkness
  3. Divine Halls of Obscurity: Pt. II
  4. Spiritual Exhaust (The Beyond)
  5. Inhale the Floodgates Open
  6. (Iniquitous)

Recorded at the Bloody Mountain bunker by Valdur, winter 2018.
Mixed by Matthew at Canyon Lodge studio.
cover art by: FarronLoathing
Mastered by Dan at Morbid Mastering

Goat of Iniquity will be available in digipack format as well as digital download, along with a new t-shirt design exclusive to this release.

VALDUR:

Matthew – drums, (vocals on this album)
Vuke – guitar, (bass on this album)
William – bass
JF – vocals

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Source: ClawHammer PR

www.bloodymountainrecords.com/
bloodymountainrecords.bandcamp.com/
valdur.bandcamp.com/

Cassette version coming soon!

LONG LIVE VALDUR.

STONE.

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