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IHATE – Chris Barnes Launches Vicious New Death Metal Project; Preview Track Posted + Special Pledge Music Preorder Packages Now Available

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Six Feet Under founding throat/Death Metal icon, Chris Barnes, is pleased to bring fans his latest work of sonic deviance in the form of the fittingly christened, IHATE. A venture inadvertently launched between Barnes and multi-instrumentalist/fellow horror enthusiast Bob Taggett, their as-yet-untitled debut promises to deliver eight violent tracks of raw, unrepentant, Death Metal brutality and lyrical depravity.

Relays Barnes of the project’s formation, “Early last year I got a message via Facebook from someone named Bob and Bob said to me, as a lot of people do, ‘I have some songs and I’d like you to sing on them. Can I send you a song so you could check it out?’ I get a lot of these requests and didn’t think too much of it, but since I was just fresh back from a tour and a little bored, I decided to entertain the idea of listening to a song from Bob. After receiving an email with the first track that was attached to a video which more or less mapped out a murder storyline, I thought it was really different, and definitely creepy visually. And there was something very primitive and energetic to the attack of the music. It was very driven. I could feel it instantly. I knew this wasn’t a joke and wasn’t done half-assed. The music I was listening to was aggressive as a knife carving chunks of flesh off a body. Putting the music to a video caught my attention, immediately, as to Bob’s focus. I found it all really interesting. I have almost always worked from a storyline in my head for my lyrical inspiration and my own imagination, but never have started from the standpoint of lyrically scoring a storyline already laid out on video first, like scoring a film. That seemed really exciting to me as a writer as well as a vocalist. I emailed Bob back and told him I would love to be involved with making this album with him. So one thing led to another and we began writing and recording. We are very close to finishing the album and have enlisted the good people at Pledge Music to help us reach out to all of the fans who we hope will help us make this album a reality.”

As for what true death metal miscreants can expect from the IHATE end product? “To me, it really is a masterpiece of brutal, violent death metal,” says Barnes, “I’m really stoked that if got to work on this album. The fans know that I’m no stranger to writing some sick lyrics, but the stuff I have come up with this time is entirely over-the-top even by my standards. I really want the fans to hear this album and dig into the storylines of the songs. This is the first time I’ve used crowd-funding to make and release an album. And it’s been a very challenging, interesting learning experience along the way. And an eye-opener as well. We are really hoping the fans of death metal will make a pledge and preorder our new album. It’s really important to us that this album gets released. This is brutal as fuck.”

Check out more from Barnes as well as a preview of the track “Seeing Red” at THIS LOCATION.

Several IHATE preorder packages, which include autographed posters and CDs as well as a chance to have a personal listening session with Barnes himself, are available via Pledge Music. For more info, point your browser HERE. Further IHATE info to be announced shortly.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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SIX FEET UNDER “UNBORN” – Releases March 19th; Legendary Chris Barnes Comments On Creating Album

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the official facebook of SIX FEET UNDER:

“The journey to create, write, and record UNDEAD and UNBORN has been the most challenging and exciting musical endeavor and process I have ever been involved with,” expresses vocalist and founder Chris Barnes. “Working with all these amazing writers and musicians like Ben Savage (Whitechapel) on songs like Neuro Osmosis and Fragment are some of the most dynamic, beautiful, and brutal songs I’ve ever had the pleasure of putting lyrics to. I believe Ben is a true innovator of the death metal genre. It was also a lot of fun working Jari Laine from Torture Killer again. We wrote a great album together a few years back called SWARM! –one of my favorite releases I’ve been involved with– and Jari is someone who I have really wanted to work with again ever since. I wanted to revisit collaborating with Jari because of how well we work together; proof of that on UNBORN are the hook heavy sounds of songs like Zombie Blood Curse and Incision.” – Chris Barnes

Listen to & order UNBORN:


UNBORN – Track Listing & Song Writers:

Neuro Osmosis (Ben Savage/Chris Barnes)

Prophecy (Ola Englund/Chris Barnes)

Zombie Blood Curse (Jari Laine/Chris Barnes)

Decapitate (Ben Savage/Chris Barnes)

Incision (Jari Laine/Chris Barnes)

Fragment (Ben Savage/Chris Barnes)

Alive to Kill You (Steve Swanson/Chris Barnes)

The Sinister Craving (Ben Savage/Chris Barnes)

Inferno (Jari Laine/Chris Barnes)

Psychosis (Rob Arnold/Chris Barnes)

The Curse of the Ancients (Ola Englund/Chris Barnes)


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“UNBORN” bundles are available for pre-order:

Deluxe Bundle Includes:

– Unborn CD

– “Logo” t-shirt

– 3’x3′ flag

– Bite kit

– 10″ x 7″ polyethylene Outbreak Warning sign


For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below!

facebook: ~ Six feet under ~

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SIX FEET UNDER – Announce Christmas In Hell Tour For 7 Dates In Germany This December!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on the facebook of SIX FEET UNDER:

Lead serial killer Chris Barnes adds, ” we are proud to announce Christmas In Hell..7 shows in 7 nights should bring Germany to their knees, we are planning a quick and painful death for you this december Germany.. be there or we will hunt you down!”


Sa. 15.12. Bischofswerda (Ger) – East Club

Su. 16.12. Jena (Ger) – F Haus

Mo. 17.12. Aalen (Ger) – Rock it

Tu. 18.12. Darmstadt (Ger) – Steinbruch Theater

We. 19.12. Cham (Ger) – L.A.

Th. 20.12. Berlin (Ger) – K 17

Fr. 21.12. Essen (Ger) – Turock

If you haven’t yet added the latest SIX FEET UNDER album, Undead, to your Metal library, then I strongly advise that you do. Undead rules atop the very best of Death Metal albums released in 2012. Metal be thy name.

Stone’s review of Undead is a click away on that link below! Whoa!

SIX FEET UNDER “UNDEAD” – A Merciless Sonic Experience Of Death Metal


For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below!



SIX FEET UNDER – The Autumn Apocalypse Tour 2012

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SIX FEET UNDER – Above is the really cool tour poster for The Autumn Apocalypse Tour, featuring the unreal Death Metal legends: SIX FEET UNDER. Cattle Decapitation and Wretched are the ass kicking support! Check out the tour dates below:


SIX FEET UNDER Tour w/ Cattle Decapitation, Wretched

10/30 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar* w/ Abiotic

11/01 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall * w/ Abiotic

11/02 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom

11/03 Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611

11/04 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz

11/05 Boston, MA @ Middle East

11/06 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

11/07 Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity

11/08 Reading, PA @ Reverb

11/09 Amityville, NY @ Revolution

11/10 Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s

11/11 TBA

11/12 St Paul, MN @ Station-4

11/13 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s

11/14 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar

11/15 Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail

11/16 Valparaiso, IN @ Roadies Music Venue

11/17 Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern

11/18 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

* = SFU Only


Founding Member, Vocalist & Death Metal Legend


For more info on The Autumn Apocalypse Tour, click on the link below!

SIX FEET UNDER – Announce Tour With Cattle Decapitation And Wretched


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SPINE EXTRACTION – Supporting SIX FEET UNDER, November 1st In Charlotte, NC: Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SPINE EXTRACTION – The DIY and rapidly rising Metal band, SPINE EXTRACTION, from Charlotte, North Carolina, will be supporting the ultra legendary SIX FEET UNDER on November 1st, 2012, at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte North Carolina. Also on the bill are: Abiotic, Pain After Death and A Road Eternal.

If you’re a rabid fan of Death Metal, revere SIX FEET UNDER, support up and coming Metal bands and live anywhere near Charlotte, North Carolina, this is one deadly extreme Metal show you don’t want to miss! Check out the show flyer below! This grand Metal news is Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day! Metal be thy name.

Take several listens to Suppressing The Rage from SPINE EXTRACTION below! Metal as my witness, this song is perfect to get your day in Extreme Metal motion… enjoy!


For more info/merch on SPINE EXTRACTION, click on the links below!

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SIX FEET UNDER – Announce Tour With Cattle Decapitation And Wretched

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Death Metal legends SIX FEET UNDER will be embarking on a headlining tour this Fall. The Chris-Barnes-named Autumn Apocalypse Tour will include label mates CATTLE DECAPITATION as well as Death Metal newcomers, Wretched. The journey will commence on October 30 and run through the first half of November, with the full routing available below.

Chris Barnes

Led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, possessor of one of the most dominant and instantly recognizable voices of the Death Metal genre, SIX FEET UNDER now features new guitarist Ola Englund, longtime guitarist Steve Swanson, new bassist Jeff Hughell, and drummer Kevin Talley, whose history blasting for Dying Fetus, Misery Index, and Chimaira speaks for itself. SIX FEET UNDER 2012 finds the band reinvigorated and churning out some of the most visceral, in-your-face, and downright horrifying tunes in their renowned discography of brutality both lyrically and musically.

Said Decibel Magazine off the band’s recently-unleashed Undead full-length: “This is the best thing SFU have recorded since Maximum Violence… [Chris Barnes] hasn’t sounded this focused or committed in years.” Listen and order at:

CATTLE DECAPITATION‘s 11-track album, Monolith Of Inhumanity, is an achievement that stands out as one of the most volatile, ambitious, and impossible-to-pigeonhole records of 2012. Commended by Stereokiller for being “their most focused and intelligent album yet… this is another solid CATTLE DECAP release that proves again that they are not to be fucked with,” and noted for being “arguably the quartet’s strongest effort to date,” by Blistering, the record was produced by Dave Otero of Denver’s Flatline Audio and finds the progressive grind conjurers exploring innovative new techniques in song writing without abandoning their signature formula of confrontational audio wreckage. Be sure to check out the band’s latest video for “Kingdom Of Tyrants” HERE.


SIX FEET UNDER: Autumn Apocalypse Tour 2012
w/ Cattle Decapitation, Wretched

10/30/2012 Crowbar – Tampa, FL * w/ Abiotic

11/01/2012 Tremont Music Hall  – Charlotte, NC *

11/02/2012 Kingdom – Richmond, VA

11/03/2012 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD

11/04/2012 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ

11/05/2012 Middle East – Boston, MA

11/06/2012 The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY

11/07/2012 Club Infinity – Buffalo, NY

11/08/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA

11/09/2012 Revolution – Amityville, NY

11/10/2012 McGuffy’s – Dayton, OH

11/11/2012 TBA

11/12/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN

11/13/2012 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL

11/14/2012 Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI

11/15/2012 The Brass Rail – Peoria, IL

11/16/2012 Phoenix – Louisville, KY

11/18/2012 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA



(Source: Earsplit PR)

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SIX FEET UNDER – Return From The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, extreme music, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Death Metal behemoths SIX FEET UNDER recently returned home from the victorious 18 Nights Of Blood Tour. The short but ravaging trek marked the first live outing featuring newly recruited rhythm guitarist Ola Englund as well as bassist Jeff Hughell [ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile] and systematically bludgeoned all in its path.

Comments vocalist Chris Barnes: “Had a great time on the 18 Nights Of Blood Tour with Dying Fetus and Revocation! Thanks to everyone who made the tour a success! Good times! Dale yeah!” Check out Revolver’s live photo coverage of the band’s sold-out Whiskey A Go-Go show HERE.

In related news, Barnes recently talked to about the legalizing marijuana, hypocrisy, smoking rituals and other weedian topics in a special Independence Day post. Check it out HERE.

SIX FEET UNDER released their latest Undead full-length to North American ears via Metal Blade on May 22. Dubbed “…the best thing SFU have recorded since Maximum Violence…,” by Decibel, “…an album on which this new level of musicianship adds value without tarnishing SIX FEET UNDER’s legacy of brutality,” by Outburn, and  “…an unearthly noise and glorious in its heaving absurdity,” by Terrorizer, Undead topped Billboard charts upon its first week of release and continues to sear the ears of fans and critics internationally.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below!



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