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ISKRA – Southern Lord To Release CD Version Of “Ruins” By Canadian Anarchist Black Metal Outfit In July; Summer Tour Confirmed

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Blistering anarchist Black Metal unit, ISKRA, has teamed up with Southern Lord for the CD release of their latest LP, Ruins. Approaching the most fearsome of all genres from a foundation in filthy metallic crust, ISKRA has skillfully created an old school orthodox epic that their extensive back catalog has always been working towards, and in Ruins is executed in sublime, scathing style.

The Canadian collective, almost two decades into their journey as ISKRA, stands out as staunch advocates of anarchism, and reject all forms of oppressive mainstream ideologies such as communism, fascism and democracy. To underline this, they coined their unification of extreme punk anger and Black Metal sonics “anarchist metal,” separating themselves from other acts deemed as “extreme” or “radical” but lacking conviction or real menace.

It is certainly evident in their vitriolic offensives that they mean business, but most impressive is the sharp, refined songcraft that makes Ruins a compelling Black Metal record, regardless of your political (dis)orientation. The constantly shifting tremolo riffs and blasting drums are some of the most devastating and aggressive you will hear, and fans of Absu and early Immortal will find plenty to enjoy – ISKRA exerts overwhelming levels of energy and brutality in Ruins, outpacing and outwitting the vast majority.

ISKRA have toured across scores of countries with countless acts operating in various subsects of underground Punk and Metal and have built up a fearsome international reputation, demonstrated by their heavy patch presence on the battle jackets of the true. A wealth of DIY and independent label releases trails behind them, with numerous albums, splits and demos all available to download for free from their website in accordance with their principles.

Southern Lord will issue ISKRA‘s Ruins on digipak CD including a twenty-page booklet with lyrics and liner notes on July 1st.

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Ruins – Track Listing:
1. Lawless
2. Ruins
3. Predator Drone MQ-1
4. Traume
5. Nihil
6. Illegal
7. Aegis Of The Victor
8. Der Einzige
9. Lebensraum
10. Battle Of One Hundred Slain
11. Masqueraders Of Fraud
12. Thieves Of Life
13. Privileged Morality

ISKRA also proudly announces the Anarchy Attack… Canadian Destruction (Storming the Atlantic) Summer Tour of Canada, their first major tour of Canada since 2004. This tour will mark the band’s first coast to coast tour of the country and includes five days in the maritime provinces. The tour also features appearances at the legendary Spider Fest (formerly Spider Acres) in Meyersburg, Ontario and Evil Fest in Sainte-Angele-de-Merici, Quebec. The band’s full live itinerary will be announced in the days ahead.


Source: Earsplit PR

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SHEIDIM – To Release “Shrines Of The Void” via Dark Descent Records

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on May 27, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Spanish Black Metal scourge Sheidim has entered a blood pact with Dark Descent Records for the release its first full-length album.

Shrines of the Void follows the band’s 2015 7-inch vinyl EP, Amidst the Ashes of Consciousness / In the Light of the Dying Stars with seven brand new deadly hymns. The album was recorded and mixed by J. Félez at Moontower Studios and mastered by D. Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio.

Album track “Without Reins” was featured on the latest Dark Descent Records New Release Sampler. Stream the track at this location or below:

The album will be out June 24 on CD and digital formats, with vinyl treatment coming via Me Saco Un Ojo Records.

Track List – as follows:
1. First Poison
2. Shrines of the Void
3. Deviant Kingdom
4. Sunken Nigredo
5. Amrita
6. Without Reins
7. Remnants

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Canadian Dark Metal Band NOIRE Announce New Album And Tour

Posted in Black Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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NOIRE Reveal New EP And Canadian Tour

Winnipeg based Dark Metal band Noire are pleased to announce that they will be releasing their new EP, The Tracks of the Hunted this summer. The EP consists of 5 tracks that blend dark, acoustic based music with Black Metal. More details, including a specific release date, will be revealed about the new EP in the coming weeks. The album’s artwork can be seen below.

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The band has also announced that they will be embarking on a Western Canadian tour this summer which will include an appearance at the legendary Armstrong Metal Fest. All dates are below.

July 02- Winnipeg MB, The Windsor Hotel
July 06 – Calgary AB, Distortion Live Music
July 07 – Edmonton AB, Brixx
July 08 – Vancouver BC, The Astoria
July 09 – Penticton BC, The Legion
July 10 – Victoria BC, Logan’s Pub
July 11 – Nanaimo BC, The Cambie
July 14 – Prince George BC, The Art Space
July 15 – 17 Armstrong Metal Fest
July 21 – Red Deer AB, The Vat
July 23 – Regina, TBA

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Source: Dewar PR

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Russia’s GREY HEAVEN FALL Release “Tranquility In A Black Room” Video

Posted in Black Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on May 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Russian Black/Death Metallers GREY HEAVEN FALL have released the “Tranquility in a Black Room” official video. The video is a visual reflection of the song “Tranquility of the Possessed” from the album Black Wisdom.  Check out the video at and/or below:

Black Wisdom was released October 30, 2015 on Aesthetics of Devastation. This is the Sounds of the sacred Death. Madness, black blood and gray sorrow. Stream and/or purchase the album at:

The CD can also be purchased at:

Black Wisdom – Track List:

1. The Lord is Blissful in Grief
2. Spirit of Oppression
3. To the Doomed Sons of Earth
4. Sanctuary of Cut Tongues
5. Tranquility of the Possessed
6. That Nail in a Heart


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Source: ClawHammer PR





Swiss One Man Black Metal Band ENOID (Satanath Records) Streaming New Track ‘Ode A La Haine’

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on April 27, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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New Album ‘Exilé Aux Confins Des Tourments’ Out May 5th

Attacking with an onslaught of crushing hyper-speed with straight-ahead Black Metal brutality sure to impress and amaze die-hard fans of the best of the classic Norwegian scene. Swiss one man Black Metal band, ENOID is streaming their second single ‘Ode A La Haine’, which is one of eight tracks from the upcoming album ‘Exilé Aux Confins Des Tourments’ set for co-release via Satanath Records (Russia) and Black Plague Records (USA) on May 5, 2016.

The album is ENOID‘s seventh release marking the 20th anniversary since establishing in 1996. All instruments and the mix of the album were done by Bornyhake (Borgne, Kawir, Manii, Triumfall, Pure…) along with cover art done by Maxime Taccardi.

‘Ode A La Haine’: 

FREE download of ‘Je T’Arracherai Les Cieux’:

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1. Je t’arracherai les cieux (5:54)
2. Ces cicatrices dans mon âme (5:29)
3. Mangez ma chair, prenez ma douleur (4:31)
4. La croix de mon existence (3:46)
5. Nouveau cycle destructeur (4:07)
6. Sourire éternel sur mes lèvres (4:10)
7. La lumière disparaît (5:47)
8. Ode à la haine (8:48)

Length – 42:35

Line-up: Bornyhake – all instruments and vocals


For more info, please visit:

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ANAGNORISIS – Louisville Black Metal Outfit Entrenched In Pre-Production For New LP Due This Fall

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on April 26, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Following a year of silence, Louisville, Kentucky-based black metal legion ANAGNORISIS announces the band’s triumphant return to action over recent months, as the band is currently heavily entrenched in the pre-production of their impending third album, and will be hitting the studio this weekend to begin the bulk of the actual recording stages.

ANAGNORISIS is currently more than two-thirds of the way through the pre-production of the next full-length chapter in their legacy, having finished all of the song structures and laid down most of the keys, guitars, and bass, and currently in the process of recording vocals. Joining the band for the recording sessions is drummer Cody McCody, also of Černá, Boreworm and others, the ANAGNORISIS lineup currently completed with vocalist Zachary Kerr, keyboardist Samuel Hartman, guitarist Zak Denham, and bassist Josh Mumford.

This Friday, ANAGNORISIS will enter The Tracking Room Studios in Nashville (Megadeth, Deep Purple, King Crimson, Taylor Swift) to track the drums for the new album. The rest of the recording will be engineered by Denham at his home studio where the band recorded their acclaimed Beyond All Light LP. The new album will be completed over the next month for Fall 2016 release on LP and CD through Germany-based Vendetta Records, who has been responsible for titles from Thou, Funerary, Usnea, Abstracter, and many others, and on cassette through Yehonala in Europe and Like Young Records in the US.

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ANAGNORISIS self-released their second album, Beyond All Light, in mid-2013, the album stampeding its way into top-tier media outlets. Stereogum called the record, “epic, melodic, technically flawless black metal that is somehow also brutal, raw, and kinetic: The whole thing is somehow equal parts Dissection and Nails,” – and even awarded the record the #19 slot in their 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2013 List – and Pitchfork proclaimed, “An album of massive builds, harsh climaxes, and ambitious track lengths, Beyond All Light necessitates a monstrous finale… Where other acts might break the momentum, ANAGNORISIS simply pile layers beneath the musical heap, with the rhythm section somehow growing ever a bit more malevolent.”


Source: Earsplit PR

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DIMMU BORGIR – Extends Partnership With Nuclear Blast Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on April 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Nuclear Blast:

“We wish to inform you that Dimmu Borgir and Nuclear Blast once again put pen to paper, acknowledging the past, present and future by opening another chapter in the history of extreme music! Stay tuned and watch this space for more updates on the new album and the Forces of The Northern Night Live DVD/Blu-Ray release as it becomes available!”


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