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ETCHED IN STONE – Team Up With Ghost Cult Mag To Premiere ‘Only Silent, Still’; Launch Pre-Orders For “The Failure of Modern Man”

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on June 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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It’s been Four long years since Central California’s Etched In Stone unleashed their crushing debut full length, Emulate The Defiler, and immediately followed that up with an unanticipated lengthy hiatus. However, the last year has seen the band pushing to get things back in order, and they are finally ready to make their return with a brand new full length album entitled The Failure of Modern Man.

Despite the many setbacks the band has had from dealing with multiple line up shifts to only releasing the single “At the Altar of Lethe” via Nefarious Realm in April 2013, Etched In Stone have pushed on, refining their sound and recording the remaining tracks for their follow-up as time and finances allowed. The recording process was finally finished up in Spring 2014, with Jesse “Fioren” Quintero handling final mixing and mastering at The Ice Chamber Studios in Modesto, CA, and Etched in Stone are now set to release their sophomore album, The Failure of Modern Man, this June.

To give fans an idea of what they can expect from the new album, the band has partnered up with Ghost Cult Mag and are proud to premiere a track from The Failure of Modern Man entitled, “Only Silent, Still.”

Check out the track at this location.

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Etched In Stone vocalist/producer Brian Lewis, had the following to say about the track and the new album: “When Jesse sent our final mixes back to us, it was completely surreal. “Only Silent, Still” is a great example of the overall sound of this record and representation of the evolution of our sound. Alongside this premiere, we’re stoked to officially launch the physical and digital album pre-orders as well, so this week is shaping up to be something excellent! We’re currently hard at work getting our live set organized and these past few months have been the most busy musically, that we’ve had in years!

Pre-orders for The Failure of Modern Man are now available in both physical and digital formats at the following locationThe Failure of Modern Man is officially set for release on June 24, 2014, and is the long-awaited follow-up to Etched In Stone‘s debut full length, Emulate The Defiler, which can be streamed in its entirety at this location.


(Source: Rebel Pyro Management)

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VALDUR To Emerge From Their Catacombs; New Material Planned For 2014 Release

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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While their third full-length, At War With, inundated the masses in 2013, Mammoth Lake, California-based black/death trio VALDUR has remained secluded from band actions for several months, but now the cult confirms their upcoming emergence from their Sierra Nevada catacombs for a special live performance, as well as the penning of new material.

On July 9th, VALDUR will invade Sacramento to provide direct support for the only West Coast appearance of the mighty Sargeist, the bill also including Killgasm and Pale Chalice.

Collectively issues the VALDUR clan of their impending activities, “We chose to step back and remain quiet for a while by not playing live or being active as a band, besides releasing At War With at the end of last year. But we have agreed to play a special Sacramento show set up by our friend Jaime from Killgasm. The plan is to then retreat back into privacy here in our mountain town of the Eastern Sierras and continue to compose some strange music indeed….”



7/09/2014 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA w/ Sargeist, Pale Chalice, Killgasm [info]

Further information on VALDUR will be released later in 2014 upon the completion of their next recorded works. In the meantime, the first run of At War With CDs has already sold out, and the cassettes are already running low, so get em while you can via

Recorded at Earhammer Studio with Greg Wilkinson and mastered by Michael Z. (Secrets of the Moon, Ascension) at Source Studios, At War With douses its listeners with ten punishing hymns of audio abhorrence. A grotesque outpouring of war marches, harrowing riff torrents, possessed vocal tirades, fanatical blastbeats and an all-consuming atmosphere of chaos, apprehension and maniacal discontent, At War With proves VALDUR as one of America’s best kept extreme metal secrets.

Featuring past and current members of Weverin, Endless Blizzard and Plutocracy, the band was forged at the turn of the century in a small mountain town located in the pulsating heart of the Sierra Mountains where the Death Valley desert lands meet the ascending Mt. Whitney and where the unholy trio dwells without interference of fashionable scenes or rulebooks.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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