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Finnish Melancholic Metal Band DENIGRATE’s Third Album Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish 1996 founded melancholic metal band DENIGRATE has released their third full length album. Album titled “Blackguard” is doom metal flavored and maybe the darkest album so far by the band.

Since Denigrate was founded, the inevitable vibe of the band was to be dark, melancholy, tormented, observative.

The quantity of albums released is really not the thing in this band. From the first released album in 2003 to the latest 3rd one in 2022 called “Blackguard”, decades has changed and so has the band.

After no more than two albums released, after big-time local momentum with a finnish cover song, after mandatory hiatus, after some line-up changes, Denigrate 2022 is at it’s hardest core.

“Blackguard” takes you deep, slowly, irreparably. It’s the place where all beauty and evil befalls.

DENIGRATE:
Galzi Kallio: Vocals
Pekka Pyrhönen: Bass,
Seppo Nummela: Guitar
Tipi Toivanen: Drums

Track Listing:

  1. Sonata Del Diavlo
  2. The Fear And The Fever
  3. Rara Avis
  4. Aureole
  5. Perfida
  6. The Dead Saluting

Listen to “Blackguard”:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3xJsWnk

Youtube: https://youtu.be/KSnStPUvvuU

Bandcamp: https://denigratefin.bandcamp.com/

Apple: https://apple.co/3v4x6oh

www.denigrate.me | www.facebook.com/denigrateCamp

LONG LIVE DENIGRATE.

WItherfall To Tour as support for Moonspell

Posted in dark metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

WItherfall will be hitting the road this fall with fellow Dark Melodic Metal legends Moonspell and Swallow the Sun! Due to the pandemic and other related issues this will be the first Witherfall tour around last years highly acclaimed “Curse Of Autumn”

Tickets can be found here: https://witherfall.com/tours-and-events

Stream and Buy Merch Here: https://linktr.ee/Witherfall

Watch The Video for TEMPEST here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e4Y4UtG5kQ&lc=Ugw67Vu4pyLUEtX0zaZ4AaABAg

Source: WITHERFALL

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

ELEINE – Swedish Dark Symphonic Metal Unit Signs With Atomic Fire Records – Band To Record Spin-Off EP

Posted in dark metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Swedish, epically overpowering dark symphonic metal unit ELEINE has joined the Atomic Fire Records roster!

Founded and led by charismatic vocalist Madeleine Liljestam and guitarist/growler Rikard Ekberg, ELEINE has released three successful, multifaceted albums since 2015, all of which illuminate the remarkably sorted and exquisitely balanced dark mixture the collective is capable of producing. Indeed, the authors push their high-class, intense, cinematic flair to the extreme, manifesting a singular, atmospheric world where dark, thrash, black, and death metal influences collide in a fantastically captivating fashion. The unquestionable originality of ELEINE’s output reveals itself quite effortlessly in every single moment of listening.

“Signing with Atomic Fire Records is a huge step in the right direction for ELEINE,” Liljestam comments. “We’re entering a new era of metal, not only with this new, mighty label but also in a world where we have faced challenges as a music industry alongside our dedicated and loyal fans. Finding a label that agrees that both the physical and digital media world actually work together, and don’t have to exclude each other, made us feel that this is a label that will stay true to metal and at the same time evolve alongside the industry and us as a band.”

Says Atomic Fire CEO, Markus Wosgien, “We are in touch for a few years now and I followed their amazing career almost from the start. Especially after I saw ELEINE live on the Sabaton Open Air in 2018, I knew that this band is truly unique and something really special. I love their strong belief in themselves, their do-it-yourself attitude, and finally, their music. ELEINE is an experience; something intense that you feel and inspires you. On top, they are lovely people with their hearts in the right place.”

2022 will find the band touring alongside Firewind, performing at several festivals, and a tour through Finland before joining their new labelmates Sonata Arctica as special guests on their European acoustic tour.

We feel very confident in this new collaboration and we are very proud,” notes Ekberg, adding, “While we work on our next full-length album, we will keep busy releasing an acoustic spin-off EP all in honor of the upcoming Acoustic Tour as special guests to Sonata Arctica in Fall/Winter of 2022.”

Stay tuned for upcoming ELEINE news and visit the band’s tour page at THIS LOCATION to stay up to date on upcoming live adventures.

ELEINE:
Madeleine Liljestam – vocals
Rikard Ekberg – guitar, vocals
Jesper Sunnhagen – drums

http://www.eleine.com

http://www.instagram.com/eleineofficial

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE ELEINE.

HANGING GARDEN – Reveal Third Single From New EP “Neither Moth nor Rust”

Posted in dark metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The new HANGING GARDEN EP Neither Moth nor Rust was released on Friday and the band have revealed the brand new video for On the Shore of Eternity off the new effort!

Shifting one’s perspective outward far enough, our constant struggle to persist starts to lose it’s meaning – for what are we but a mote of dust, a speck on the celestial canvas, a grain – on the shore of eternity.”

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ON THE SHORE OF ETERNITY HERE:

The output of the Finnish band is as remarkable as their ability to keep progressing creatively. On their newest EP, HANGING GARDEN remain dedicated to dark, atmospheric music. Once again, they manage to develop a gloomy sound that seems a bit different in the broader picture, but also is differently shaded for their own musical pathway. The breadth of impressions on the listener’s side is as pronounced as the group’s valuable, general sounding arrangements.

With the six tracks of the follow-up to their seventh album “Skeleton Lake” from 2021, HANGING GARDEN explore the sonic space between sparseness and universal grace. Ethnic and folky accents are used even more naturally. The same goes for the use of electronic elements or beats, piano and the inclusion of Riikka Hatakka‘s vocals respectively clean singinig in general.

On their new EP, HANGING GARDEN present themselves as sound seekers whose sole concern is to translate emotions and moods into somber music. With this, they succeed impressively, while sadness is omnipresent and tangible.

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Witherfall Headlining Hyperspace Metal Festival Next April For Their First Ever Canadian Date!

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

We are beyond excited about this one guys! April 16th, 2021 we will be headlining Hyperspace Metal Festival III in Vancouver. It’s Canada’s premier melodic & power metal festival!

This will be our first ever Canadian date and we are thrilled to be premiering in a new country alongside so many amazing bands!

Be sure you’re going to witness the spectacle firsthand by grabbing tickets here: https://witherfall.com/tours-and-events

We will be breaking out a few surprises and once more unveiling our brand of dark melodic metal on the live stage. It feels so good to start to have tour dates coming up where we can share our music with you. April 16th is going to be a special one any way you slice it!

See you in Vancouver!

Witherfall

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

WITHERFALL – Announced As Special Guest On Evergrey’s “Recharging Europe Tour 2021”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

WITHERFALL – Announced As Special Guest On Evergrey’s “Recharging Europe Tour 2021”

In support of their new album “Escape Of The Phoenix” via AFM Records on February 26th 2021 Swedish progressive metal band EVERGREY will be hitting the road for an extensive tour throughout Europe in 2021.

As special guest EVERGREY invited no less than dark melodic heavy metal juggernaut from Los Angeles WITHERFALL. Bringing along their third opus “Curse Of Autumn” (to be released March 5th, 2021 via Century Media Records), the quintet are blazing new trails and weaving new tales, offering a genuine metal classic with an expressive song-writing and a refined and perfectionized sound of their distinguished and musically-adept dark melodic heavy metal.

Opening support comes from the Modern Metal quintet DUST IN MIND, one of the most up and coming French bands today.

(Witherfall photo by: Stephanie Cabral)

EVERGREY Front-man Tom Englund states: “We are really happy to announce a tour of Europe next fall and let’s all hope that the world is in a better place by that time so we get to see all you lovely people again!“

WITHERFALL comment: “After a long and tense year WITHERFALL are extremely happy to announce the very first tour dates in support of our soon to be released Album ‘Curse of Autumn’ as special guests with the brilliant Evergrey. We look forward to seeing all of our European friends and are excited to make some new ones in these new and uncharted waters.”

“Curse Of Autumn” will be available as Ltd. CD Digipak, a luxurious Gatefold 2LP that is coming with a poster and etching on Side D as well as Digital Album. Click here for preorder options including coloured vinyl: https://witherfallband.lnk.to/CurseOfAutumn/

WITHERFALL have already released 3 songs taken from “Curse Of Autumn”. Don’t miss the cinematic video for “As I Lie Awake” that was directed by Zev Deans (Ghost, Behemoth…): https://youtu.be/KFbrq-n17Gs

WITHERFALL are:

Joseph Michael – Vocals/Keyboards (also in Sanctuary)

Jake Dreyer – Acoustic and Electric Guitars (also in Iced Earth/Demons & Wizards)

Anthony Crawford – Bass (Chon, Shalmor, Allan Holdsworth, Justin Timberlake, Kirk Whalum…)

Marco Minnemann – Drums (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Steven Wilson, Tony Levin, Jordan Rudess, Necrophagist…)

Alex Nasla – Live Keyboards

Source: Witherfall

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

LONG LIVE EVERGREY.

STONE.

My Recent Metal Music Purchases – END IT, AHNA And SICARIUS On Cassettes!

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , on May 4, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

I purchased END IT One Way Track on cassette from M-Theory Audio. END IT is a Hardcore band, hailing from Baltimore Maryland. This is a 4 song EP and it was released earlier in 2020, via Flatspot Records. I dig Hardcore and you should too.

I purchased this AHNA Crimson Dawn cassette from the fantastic Caligari Records. If you’re looking for legit underground Metal and/or Extreme Music then Caligari Records is the epicenter of said genres! AHNA hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. AHNA is one damn good, ass-kicking band. I absolutely love this band.

M-Theory Audio delivered once again for me, with this brain splitting release from SICARIUS. If you love Black Metal, you must check out SICARIUS and later send me an annual thank you gift for the next 25 years or more. SICARIUS hail from The Inland Empire in California. Hell and yeah. I’ve been listening to this SICARIUS cassette in my car to and from work for several days now and it’s so inspirational!!

Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey. With countless other things you could be doing, checking in on what Metal I’ve been buying really makes my Metal day. Stay safe and cherish life. – Stone

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE CASSETTES.

STONE.

WITHERFALL “Vintage” – New EP Releasing On March 22nd

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 18, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

In November 2018, US dark melodic metal act WITHERFALL released its much-celebrated second studio album, “A Prelude to Sorrow”. Never resting on its laurels, the group led by the creative duo comprised of vocalist Josheph Michael (Sanctuary) and Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth) now announces the “Vintage” CD, LP, and digital release to be available during the upcoming acoustic tour with Sonata Arctica and released via Century Media Records on March 22nd, 2019.

PRE ORDER AT:

http://www.witherfall.com/merch

WITHERFALL reveals:

“During the sessions for “A Prelude to Sorrow” two cover songs were recorded that showed a different side of WITHERFALL, originally intended to be bonus tracks. A dark and somber version of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers “I Won’t Back Down’ with vocals recorded with Michael Wagener (Metallica, Skid Row) and an epic version of the Helloween classic ‘A Tale That Wasn’t Right’. With the announcement of the “ Sonata Arctica: Acoustic Adventures 2019 w/Witherfall”, it was decided to release these covers along with a few acoustic renditions of favorite WITHERFALL tracks.

Along with new keyboardist Alex Nasla and session percussionist Timbali Cornwell (Smokey Robinson, Earth Wind & Fire ), Joseph Michael, Jake Dreyer and Anthony Crawford retreated to Harmony Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA (Adele, Miley Cyrus) armed with acoustic guitars and bottles of wine to start working on acoustic arrangements for the tour. The sessions were fruitful and two acoustic versions of past WITHERFALL songs were recorded: a medley of ‘Vintage’ and ‘Nobody Sleeps Here…’ (originally on “Nocturnes and Requiems”) and an alternate arrangement of ‘Ode to Despair’. Instead of keeping these as secrets and finally making the rare ‘The Long Walk Home (December)’ also available to an audience outside of Japan, the “Vintage” EP offers a collection of music that shows another dimension of the WITHERFALL sound.”

Mixed and mastered by Chris Zeuss Harris and again featuring artwork by Kristian Wåhlin, “Vintage” will be released as strictly limited, hand-numbered CD digipak, on black and limited coloured vinyl as well as on all digital platforms.

WITHERFALL already have kicked off the presale of “Vintage” at www.witherfall.com/merch whereas the worldwide digital and physical pre-order via Century Media Records starts January 25th. Furthermore, the “Vintage” EP also features new keyboardist Alex Nasla who will join WITHERFALL on the group’s upcoming European tour kicking off March 13th in Oslo, Norway.

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

STONE.

WITHERFALL To Open For KAMELOT This November In Japan!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on June 5, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From the Witherfall facebook:

We are excited to announce that Witherfall will be opening for KAMELOT on their Japan Tour 2018. We are excited to be a part of such an epic production! The Event is put on by Creativeman Productions.

If you haven’t picked up your copy of our Debut “Nocturnes and Requiems” follow the links below!

USA: http://www.witherfall.com/merch
Japan: https://wardrecords.com/products/detail4406.html
World: http://smarturl.it/WitherfallNAR

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

LONG LIVE KAMELOT.

STONE.

WITHERFALL – To Enter Studio For Their Second Studio Album “A Prelude To Sorrow”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 6, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From the Witherfall facebook:

US epic Metal shooting stars Witherfall will enter the studio to record their eagerly awaited second album, entitled “A Prelude To Sorrow”, the successor of their highly acclaimed debut album “Nocturnes And Requiems”.

The band comments:

“Witherfall have finished writing and are deep into pre-production of our second LP. On May 15th Witherfall will head into the studio to self-produce our follow-up to “Nocturnes And Requiems”. Tracking and engineering wizardry will be handled by JJ Crews at Boogie Tracks Recording Studio in Panama City. The Compositions are both melodically violent and beautifully aggressive with a much Darker Tone than Nocturnes. More news to follow…”

Kristian Wåhlin who has painted the hauntingly beautiful cover artwork of “Nocturnes And Requiems” and who is known for his work for bands as King Diamond, Tiamat, Dissection (Official), The Black Dahlia Murder, and many others, is already working on the cover for “A Prelude To Sorrow”.

Witherfall’s second album is planned for a worldwide release on Century Media Records in early November 2018.

WITHERFALL:

Joseph Michael (lead/harmony vocals/keyboard),
Jake Dreyer (lead/rhythm and acoustic guitars),
Steve Bolognese (Drums/Percussion)
Anthony Crawford (bass)
Fili Bibiano (Guitar)

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

STONE.

WITHERFALL – Sign With Continental Concerts USA

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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After a very successful live debut on 70000tons of Metal earlier this month, Witherfall is very pleased to announce our signing with Continental Concerts USA for the North & South American territories. We have already begun the early stages of bringing Witherfall to a city near you for Fall of 2018. Continental is a tremendous name in the industry and we want to thank our new partner Daniel DeFonce for his hard work. Stay tuned at http://www.witherfall.com and we will see you on the road!

https://www.continental-concerts.us/witherfall

WITHERFALL:

Joseph Michael – Vocals/Keyboards

Jake Dreyer –  Guitars

Anthony Crawford – Bass

Steve Bolognese – Drums

Fili Bibiano – Guitar

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LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

STONE.

Dark/Atmospheric Metallers AFFASIA Releasing Debut EP February 23rd On Transcending Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 6, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Richmond (VA) – Richmond, VA Dark/Atmospheric Metal group AFFASIA will release debut EP Adrift in Remorse February 23 on Transcending Records. Fusing elements from their diverse influences, AFFASIA play guitar-driven dark, melodic metal with elements of Doom, Death, Darkwave, Shoegaze, atmospheric, and even classical music.

In addition to playing drums on the forthcoming album, Tony Petrocelly of In Trapan Studios (Guitarist/songwriter/producer of Construct of Lethe, guitarist of Grethor and drummer of Lord) recorded, mixed and mastered Adrift In Remorse.

AFFASIA was created as a collaboration between founders Jason Jennings (Guitarist/Composer) and David Waltenbaugh (Guitarist/Composer/Producer in 2012. In 2013 the duo started searching for other members to complete the lineup. Noah Cabitto (Vocalist/Writer/Composer) joined and assisted with writing, lyrics and naming the project. Joshua Sheffield (Percussionist/Writer) joined shortly along with Nick Lucente (Bass Guitar) .

David and Nick resigned as active members in late 2014, although their contributions in writing the material had a big impact. In early 2015 Noah Jones (Bass) and Michael Potts (Guitar) were live members. In early summer of 2015 William Carter (Bass guitarist, formerly of Withersoul and Cremains) joined as bassist and Jaden Deesvanburick (Guitarist) joined resolidifying the lineup.

William and Jaden parted with AFFASIA in late 2016. Nick Lucente rejoined in early 2017. Unfortunately once AFFASIA had restarted recording in earnest Joshua had to respectfully resign as the full-time drummer. He was always the band’s guiding light and positively a sheer creative force that the group was proud to have and hope to work with again.

Track Listing:

  1. Another Host
  2. Dissolute
  3. Brittle Sentiment
  4. As You Never Were

Album Lineup:

Noah Cabitto – Vocals
Jason Jennings – Guitars
Nick Lucente – Bass
Adam Coffman – Keys
Tony Petrocelly – Drums & Recording Engineer

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* For more band/label info:

www.facebook.com/affasiaband/

twitter.com/AffasiaBand

www.transcendingrecords.com

________________________________

Source:

LONG LIVE AFFASIA.

STONE.

EYE OF NIX – Avant Doom Collective Confirmed To Play Northwest Terror Fest; Black Somnia Out Now Via Scry Recordings

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 27, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Avant doom collective EYE OF NIX will play this year’s edition of Northwest Terror Fest alongside Witch Mountain, Woman Is The Earth, Falls Of Rauros, and Ragana. The band will be performing tunes from their Black Somnia full-length, issued late last year via newly launched Scry Recordings. EYE OF NIX will also play a special record release show February 2nd with additional live rituals in the plotting stages.

Captured by renowned producer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Pallbearer) at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot), Black Somnia centers itself on themes of fear, control, and anxiety while shape-shifting through a lens of blackened psychedelia and doom. Commented vocalist Joy Von Spain, “For me, the album is an exploration of the forces of fear and control, responses to these insidious, unseen powers, the specter that remains when we awaken from mysterious and frightening dreams. Billy Anderson worked with us on ideas to preserve the noisier elements of our sound and create layers of atmosphere surrounding the voice.”

Black Somnia is available digitally and in a full color gatefold LP presentation with 180-gram black vinyl, limited to 250 copies at the EYE OF NIX Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where the record can also be streamed in full.

EYE OF NIX:

2/02/2018 Highline – Seattle, WA

5/31/2018 Northwest Terror Fest @ Barboza – Seattle, WA

EYE OF NIX first began to create abrasive yet kaleidoscopic sounds in 2012. Current members — vocalist Joy Von Spain, guitarist Nicholas Martinez, bassist Zach Wise (Hissing), noise artist Masaaki Masao, and drummer Luke Laplante — strive to conjure music that’s threatening, beautiful, and harsh. EYE OF NIX toured the West Coast with noise veterans Blue Sabbath Black Cheer in 2013, then chose an expanded route including the Rockies and Southwest in 2015. Since their inception, EYE OF NIX has shared the stage with diverse notable acts such as Voivod, Jarboe, SubRosa, Sea Of Bones, King Dude, Lesbian, Worm Ouroboros, Eight Bells, Tengger Cavalry, and more.

Moros, their first LP, was released in 2015 via Eugene-based imprint Belief Mower (Muscle And Marrow, Hungers). The album was captured by the hands of accomplished Seattle-based engineer Brandon Fitzsimons (Bell Witch, Anhedonist) at Airport Grocery in Seattle and mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx in San Francisco. The record was reissued digitally with two bonus studio tracks: “Blood In The Fire” and “Rome Burned.”

Source:

 

* For more band/label info:

http://www.eyeofnix.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/EYEOFNIX
http://www.scryrecordings.com
http://www.facebook.com/scryrecordings

LONG LIVE EYE OF NIX.

STONE.

Swedens’ EVERGREY Chart In 8 Countries With Their New Album “The Storm Within”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 26, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Evergrey hit the album charts in 8 countries!

Well-deserved! Swedish metallers EVERGREY are storming the International album charts with “The Storm Within”! Congratulations!

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Source:

https://www.afm-records.de/en/

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LONG LIVE EVERGREY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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

* For more info on NOIRE:

Facebook: Noire

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NOIRE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEATHWHITE – To Release Ethereal EP Digitally On July 1st

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on June 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Dark Melodic Metallers DEATHWHITE have announced the upcoming release of the Ethereal EP on July 1. Ethereal is the band’s first full sonic representation, recorded in the spring of 2014 with producer/engineer Matt Very at Very Tight Studios. An additional song, A Burden to Carry is also included, having been recorded in the fall of 2013 during a separate studio session.

The band has posted the song “When I (Wasn’t) You” at deathwhite.bandcamp.com.

Formed in 2012 from several holdovers of well-established extreme metal bands, DEATHWHITE was created as means to explore new avenues for its members. In turn, the band’s sound is heavily influenced by KATATONIA, mid-90’s PARADISE LOST, ALCEST, and early ANATHEMA, creating a dark, melodic metal landscape without boundaries. The thread of melody, darkness, and memorable songwriting is the primary aim of DEATHWHITE, with lyrics exploring the pitfalls of existence, and organized religion.

“Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Deathwhite - Ethereal EP - promo cover

Track Listing:

Ethereal
When I (Wasn’t) You
Give Up the Ghost
Silenced
Feeding the Illusion
A Burden to Carry

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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LONG LIVE DEATHWHITE.

Stone.

TRIPTYKON – Announce New Album “Melana Chasmata” Details

Posted in dark metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Triptykon’s second album, “Melana Chasmata” (rough translation: “black, deep depressions/valleys”) will be released on April 14 (Europe) and April 15 (North America), 2014, through Century Media Records/Prowling Death Records Ltd.

Like its predecessor “Eparistera Daimones”, the album was produced by Triptykon’s singer/guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior and guitarist V. Santura and recorded and mixed at V. Santura’s own Woodshed Studio in southern Germany as well as at Triptykon’s rehearsal facilities in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2013 and 2014. Those who have already heard “Melana Chasmata” have described it as “atmospheric, dark, diabolical, and dramatic”, “diverse, epic, and doomy, but on an entirely different level”, “a fierce boulder of abhorrence”, or “very heavy and yet very aesthetic at the same time”.

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“Melana Chasmata” will feature the following nine songs, at a playing time of around 67 minutes:

1. Tree Of Suffocating Souls
2. Boleskine House
3. Altar Of Deceit
4. Breathing
5. Aurorae
6. Demon Pact
7. In The Sleep Of Death
8. Black Snow
9. Waiting

Further new Triptykon music has been recorded, to be released as an EP or mini album later in 2014 or early in 2015.

Among other formats, the album will be released as a 32-page mediabook (with lyrics and liner notes to every song, and with a special fold out poster), as a gatefold vinyl double album (with posters and large-format booklet), and for digital download. Additionally, Century Media is scheduled to issue a special box set, limited to 2000 copies. The box set will include the album, a Triptykon silver pendant, a poster, postcards, a Triptykon tote bag, and a cap.

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“Breathing” Single Cover. Releasing on March 17, 2014.

To commemorate the unveiling of “Melana Chasmata”, Century Media will release a collector’s gatefold 7″ vinyl single, featuring the songs “Breathing” and “Boleskine House”. The single will be available on March 17, 2014, and be limited to a pressing 1000 (of which 200 will be in red vinyl). “Breathing” and “Boleskine House” will also be available as a digital single (including the option for a digital booklet), and they will be streamed on YouTube and Soundcloud.

“Melana Chasmata” will be further distinguished by featuring, for the second time for Triptykon, the extraordinary art of legendary Swiss surrealist HR Giger. Following “Eparistera Daimones”, the group began to make arrangements for an entirely different cover for the second album. Completely unexpectedly, HR Giger approached Tom Gabriel Warrior in October of 2011 to express his appreciation of how Triptykon had used his art on the first album and to propose a continuation of the artistic collaboration. This development thus marks the first time any musical artist has worked with HR Giger on three albums (Celtic Frost’s “To Mega Therion”, and Triptykon’s “Eparistera Daimones” and “Melana Chasmata”), and it commemorates a collaboration that has now lasted for 30 years.

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“Melana Chasmata” features Giger’s dramatically mysterious “Mordor VII” (work no. 283, 100 x 70 cm, acrylic on wood, 1975) as a front cover and Giger’s “Landschaft XVI” [“Landscape XVI”] (work no. 209, 100 x 70 cm, acrylic on paper on wood, 1972) as gatefold art.

After a lengthy hiatus, Triptykon will return to the stage this year to promote “Melana Chasmata”. Among the concerts so far scheduled are appearances at the celebrated Roadburn Festival, at Rock Hard Festival, and, pending the issuance of the proper visas by US authorities, Triptykon’s return to the United States for an exclusive appearance at Maryland Death Fest. For further information on live dates, please refer to Triptykon’s presence on the web.

Triptykon consists of: V. Santura (guitar, vocals), Norman Lonhard (drums, percussion), Vanja Slajh (bass, vocals), and Tom Gabriel Warrior (voice, guitars).

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(Source: TRIPTYKON Official Facebook)

* For more info on TRIPTYKON:

Facebook: Triptykon (Official)

Website: http://www.triptykon.net

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Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

CM Distro Shop/Merch: http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE TRIPTYKON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

AVATARIUM – Debut Self-titled Album Is Releasing On November 25, 2013, In North America, Via Nuclear Blast!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Featuring members of CandlemassTiamat, & EvergreyAvatarium‘s debut self-titled is coming out on November 25, 2013 in North America! Pre-Orders going on now, from Nuclear Blast at: http://smarturl.it/AVATARIUM-Album

Release Dates:

November 1st (EU)

November 4th (UK)

November 25th (US)

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Listen To Avatarium – Boneflower (Official Lyric Video) below!

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Leif Edling – Bass

Jennie-Ann Smith – Vocals

Marcus Jidell – Guitar

Lars Sköld – Drums

Carl Westholm – Keyboards

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For More Info On AVATARIUM:

http://avatariumofficial.com

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http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE AVATARIUM.

Stone.

ZUD “The Good, The Bad And The Damned” – Maine Metal Has Invaded!

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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ZUD – When I think of Thompson’s Point, Maine, the last thing I would think of is Black Metal or any Metal at all. I dunno, it’s Maine for crap sakes. I think of those moose crossing/warning signs I used to see when I did venture into that state as a printing salesman. Hey. That was a long time ago. I wore an embarrassing tie for that shit job. Alright, enough of my bullshit and onto ZUD; and this Black Metal meets 70’s Classic Rock band is from Thompson’s Point, Maine. Metal be thy name.

This Debut Album From ZUD Is Titled: The Good, The Bad And The Damned

ZUD knows how to jam. ZUD can shred. ZUD can probably do any damn thing they want to do, way, way up there in Thompson’s Point, Maine. Portal To Infinity is a rather quick intro. It’s not that spooky to me. Then again, I’m the dude that brags about really seeing a spectre back in the late 80’s. No, I wasn’t drunk or high at that particular time. At 12:47, Skull Shaped Hell is one hell of a blackened jam! This song is so damn good that it seems like it’s only 4 minutes long to me.

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Blood And Twilight at 8:23 long, continues the guitar driven and darkened good-times. Is it proper to use “good-times” within an album review that is Black Metal themed? Hey. At my age it’s good-times just going to buy a 6-pack of Yuengling. The Junction clocks in at 9:40. As you can see, these songs are long. However, these songs kick some blackened backwoods ass. Dendrite Fumes entertains at 9:15 long. There’s a ton of bang for your Metal buck with this ZUD album; and it’s underground Metal that’s saturated with quality song writing, musicianship and vocals.

With Black Metal vocals, Classic Rock intervals of guitar jamming, intense drumming and moments of Metal extremity with evil lyrics, ZUD is a band that I’m more than happy to embrace and welcome into my Metal world of loyalty. Shit. I used the word “happy” in this album review. Whatever. Y’all get my Metal point. ZUD is the real Metal deal and if you think that sounds cliché then go read some old copies of Reader’s Digest. Metal be thy Maine. Oops. I meant name.

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The Good, The Bad And The Damned – Track Listing:

1. Portal To Infinity

2. Skull Shaped Hell

3. Blood And Twilight

4. The Junction

5. Dendrite Fumes

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* For More Info On ZUD:

http://zud666.blogspot.com

https://soundcloud.com/thetruezud

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LONG LIVE ZUD.

LONG LIVE MAINE.

BEWARE OF MOOSE CROSSING.

Stone.

AEON – “Still They Pray” Performance Demonstration Posted; Band To Take Over Summer Slaughter

Posted in dark metal, Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Sweden’s AEON have launched a brand new performance demonstration video for Still They Pray from their latest album, Aeons Black. Watch Daniel Dlimi, Emil Wiksten, Zeb Nilsson, and Tony Östman perform their parts now, below!

As previously announced, AEON will be touring the US for the first time this year as part of The Summer Slaughter Tour. Presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, the seventh annual event is now officially slated to run from July 19th through August 20th and features The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Rings of Saturn and Thy Art is Murder.

Comments Daniel Dlimi: “We are finally going to tour the US and we are really fucking stoked about it to say the least. And there couldn’t possibly be any better way to do so than to be a part of the Summer Slaughter Tour. And with today’s lineup and our latest release Aeons Black, we stand stronger than ever and will treat you with some real Death Metal. See you on the road.”

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The Summer Slaughter Tour
w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder:

7/19/2013 Regency Ballrom – San Francisco, CA

7/20/2013 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA

7/21/2013 The Observatory/Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

7/24/2013 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

7/26/2013 House of Blues – Dallas, TX

7/27/2013 House of Blues – Houston, TX

7/29/2013 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL

7/30/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

7/31/2013 Old City Courtyard – Knoxville, TN

8/01/2013 House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC

8/02/2013 The Filmore Silver Springs – Silver Springs, MD

8/03/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

8/04/2013 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

8/07/2013 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

8/08/2013 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON

8/09/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC

8/10/2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

8/11/2013 The Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI

8/12/2013 House of Blues – Chicago, IL

8/13/2013 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

8/14/2013 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

8/16/2013 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

8/17/2013 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

8/19/2013 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA

8/20/2013 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR

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Tour tickets are still available at http://www.thesummerslaughtertour.com/– the tour begins on July 19th in San Francisco!

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Critical Praise:

“…fast-ass, blasphemous death metal… AEON’s fast stuff is better than ever.” – Decibel Magazine

“It’s all here: the anti-Christian rhetoric, the snarling barks and the barrage of blasts.” – Terrorizer Magazine – 4/5

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on AEON, click on the links below! Whoa!

Facebook: Aeon

http://www.aeon666.com

METAL BLADE RECORDS:

http://www.metalblade.com

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LONG LIVE AEON.

Stone.

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