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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

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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

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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.

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OUTSHINE – Gothic Metal from Sweden – Releasing New Album “Prelude To Descent” On June 7th & Announce New Tour Dates

Posted in dark metal, gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Outshine - Prelude To Descent - promo cover pic!

OUTSHINE – After 6 appreciated US Tours and the last one in April 2013, with +100 gigs in Scandinavia and the US, airtime in Swedish Radio and various endorsements deals OUTSHINE now release their new album Prelude To Descent with new singer Micke Holm. The album will be out June 7th through Outshine’s own label Dead Tree Music and Soundpollution Distribution in Sweden, Europe and USA.

The addition of a new singer, that has a darker and heavier approach to the OUTSHINE songs and vibe, has taken the band to the next level and the essence of the band and album is really finally coming out. A video for the song “I Was Nothing” can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/theoutshine

The new album was recorded by Svein Jensen at Grand Recordings (M.A.N, Transport League, Hide The Knives, Sister Sin, Troublemakers, Outshine), produced by Jimmy Norberg and Svein Jensen and mastered by Göran Finnberg (Meshuggah, The Haunted, Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames).

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“OUTSHINE, with a melancholic and dark approach to their music, is heading in a heavier direction, more straight up and with bulldozer-heavy sound. The band has influences from the gothic metal to melodic rock always with a twist. OUTSHINE´s sound has been recognized as unique and with a “live” feeling. Beautiful and honest, dark and evil, tough and hard…OUTSHINE “Prelude To Descent”.

To support the album release the band will go on their 6th US tour and also hit the road for a number of concerts in Sweden.

Outshine - promo band pic - small block

Tour dates:

March 8th – Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden

March 9th – Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden

March 21st – Holy Mountain, Austin, Tx w/ Carbellion

March 22nd – The Rail Club, Ft Worth, Tx w/ Carbellion

March 23rd – The Deadhorse, San Angelo, Tx w/ Carbellion

March 24th – The Trail Bar, Monroe, La w/ Carbellion

March 25th – The Nick, Birmingham, Al w/ Carbellion

March 26th – Melody Inn, Indianapolis, In w/ Carbellion

March 27th – Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, Ia w/ Carbellion

March 28th – Mcauliffe’s Pub, Racine, Wi w/ Carbellion

March 29th – Jd´s. Green Bay, Wi w/ Carbellion

March 30th – Speakeasy, Sheboygan, Wi w/ Carbellion

March 31st – Champs, Sheboygan, Wi w/ Carbellion

April 6th – Backstage Rock Bar, Trollhättan, Sweden

May 3rd –  Strike Rock Bar, Falköping

May 4th – La Bohemia, Lidköping, Sweden

May 4th – Italia, Lidkoping

May 11th – Sticky Fingers, Göteborg, Sweden

May 31st – Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden

June 1st – Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden

June 28th O´Learys, Skövde, Sweden

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OUTSHINE:

Jimmy Norberg – guitars, bass, electronica

Fredrik Kretz – drums

Micke Holm – vocals

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(Source: OUTSHINE)

For more info on OUTSHINE, click on the links below!

facebook: Outshine Sweden

http://www.theoutshine.com/

www.reverbnation.com/theoutshine

http://www.youtube.com/theoutshine

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LONG LIVE OUTSHINE.

Stone.

SCHWARZER ENGEL – Signs With Massacre Records

Posted in dark metal, gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

SCHWARZER ENGEL - logo!

From Massacre Records:

We’re happy to announce the signing of Germany’s Dark Metal band SCHWARZER ENGEL!

The band was formed in 2007 by the vocalist and guitarist Dave Jason. The live line-up includes Jens Lindmaier (guitar), Stefan Grießhammer (guitar), Bert Oeler (bass) and Marcel Woitowicz (drums).

In 2010 they signed with Trisol Music Group and released their debut album “Apokalypse”.

In late 2010 SCHWARZER ENGEL toured with Ahab and The Vision Bleak through Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. The tour was accompanied by the release of the band’s EP “Geister und Dämonen”.

The second album “Träume Einer Nacht” followed in April 2011.

SCHWARZER ENGEL played at several festivals in 2011 and 2012, such as the Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Hexentanz Festival, Castle Storm Festival and Dark Storm Festival.

SCHWARZER ENGEL’s music can be described as modern dark metal with heavy guitar riffs, double bass attacks, catchy melodies and furious, deep vocals – all topped with orchestral arrangements.

The band’s poetic German lyrics are about human failures, impressions of nature, myths and the cruel reality of today’s world.

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Band leader Dave Jason about the signing with Massacre Records:

“I’m happy to announce that SCHWARZER ENGEL has teamed up with Massacre Records! The label has proven that it’s doing a great job in supporting their artists.

Massacre Records is the perfect partner for the release of SCHWARZER ENGEL’s upcoming album as well as the “Schwarze Sonne EP”, which will be the album’s harbringer.”

SCHWARZER ENGEL’s “Schwarze Sonne EP” will be released in late May via Massacre Records, followed by the worldwide release of the band’s third album “In Brennenden Himmeln” in late July!

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Source:

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For more info on SCHWARZER ENGEL, click on the links below!

facebook: Schwarzer Engel

http://www.myspace.com/schwarzerengelband

http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE SCHWARZER ENGEL.

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GRAVEWORM – Tour Trailer Online: Fragments Of Death Tour 2012

Posted in dark metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on October 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

South Tyrolean Dark Metallers GRAVEWORM have now uploaded the official trailer for their recently announced Fragments Of Death Tour 2012 in November. Watch the trailer below!

Main man Stefano Fiori comments:

“I´m happy to announce that we will be on tour in autumn. It’s a great package with awesome support bands (Agathodaimon, Emergency Gate & KadavriK) and this will be our first tour in a long time. I´m sure we’ll have a blast! A big thank you to all of our fans worldwide! I wanna see you out there – let’s party before, during and of course after the show! Cheers and rock on!”

Fragments Of Death Tour 2012 

Support: Agathodaimon, Emergency Gate, KadavriK

08.11.12 (DE) Hamburg – Headcrash

09.11.12 (DE) Oberhausen – Helvete

10.11.12 (NL) Kerkrade – Rock Temple

11.11.12 (DE) Berlin – K 17

12.11.12 (CZ) Prag – Exite Club

13.11.12 (DE) München – Backstage Club

14.11.12 (CH) Pratteln – Z7

15.11.12 (DE) Siegburg – Kubana

16.11.12 (DE) Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik

17.11.12 (DE) Erfurt – Club Centrum

18.11.12 (NL) Rotterdam – Baroeg

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For more info on GRAVEWORM, click on the links below!

http://www.graveworm.de

facebook: GRAVEWORM OFFICIAL

http://www.nuclearblast.de

LONG LIVE GRAVEWORM.

Stone.

TRILLION RED – PureGrainAudio.com Streaming Trillion Red’s Metaphere In Full

Posted in avant-garde metal, avant-garde music, dark metal, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Dark Progressive Avant-Garde Metal entity Trillion Red has teamed with PureGrainAudio.com to offer a full album stream of the band’s forthcoming release Metaphere. The album becomes available on October 23rd via badGod Music, but can be heard in its entirety at this location: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/trillion-red-metaphere-album-stream-exclusive-world-premiere

Taking his cerebral brand of auditory darkness to a new level, Trillion Red mastermind Patrick Brown is one of metal’s few musicians who can legitimately claim to have discovered new musical territory with his newest creation.

Metaphere is available for pre-order at http://badgodmusic.com/ and http://badgodmusic.bandcamp.com/album/metaphere.

“I would call the album the deconstruction and recreation of modern extreme music. Patrick of Trillion Red will be remembered as an innovator years after they are gone sadly to say. This maybe album of the year right now for me…” – Absolute Zero

“I would give you ‘Trillions’ of reasons to hear this magnificent work.” – Heavy Hard Metalmania

If it is singularity, the tried, and tested, or just bizarre that you want, don’t bother looking any further. However, if you yearn for ‘new’ and ‘engaging’, something that antagonizes and simultaneously calms the soul-this LP is for you.

Metaphere is Trillion Red’s debut full-length after last year’s Two Tongues EP. This LP mightily sheds ‘the disconnects’ of Two Tongues, and unleashes a united and firm mark onto the Dark Progressive Avant-Garde Metal sound. It showcases the enormous leap Patrick has taken in creating soundscapes that alternate between heavy and hammering structures, to ambient interludes that all come together to create a twisted musical abstract.

Trillion Red is firmly rooted both thematically and musically in the radical emotions of the human experience. Despite the existential and intangible subject matter, the struggle between darkness and light is the core concept throughout Metaphere, something which everyone can relate and derive inspiration.

This to be enjoyed and savored as a boundless experience that flows seamlessly from beginning to end. Take further passes, and time after time, your ears will gain further insight to what is being said. With a passion to create a new and inspirational musical experience, Trillion Red exceeds expectations with the release of Metaphere.

Close your eyes and let your ears tell the story.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on TRILLION RED, visit the links below!

https://www.facebook.com/Trillionred

http://badgodmusic.com/

facebook: badGod music

LONG LIVE TRILLION RED.

Stone.

AMORPHIS – Second Studio Report Streaming Online!

Posted in dark metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish forerunners of melancholic Dark Metal, AMORPHIS, have posted their second studio report detailing the making or their as-of-yet-untitled 11th album, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHcE6Z4lPM.

The follow-up to 2011’s highly successful masterpiece The Beginning Of Times (Finnish charts: #1, German charts: #16) is being produced and mixed by no less than HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren (CHILDREN OF BODOM, CELTIC FROST, IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR).

Part 1 of the studio report can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLdUj7wm2PM&feature=youtu.be.

The recordings are currently taking place in the famous premises of Petrax Studio in Hollola (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, KORPIKLAANI) and 5K Studios in Helsinki.

AMORPHIS’ 11th studio album is planned for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on AMORPHIS, click on the links below!

http://www.amorphis.net

http://www.facebook.com/amorphis

http://www.youtube.com/amorphisofficial

LONG LIVE AMORPHIS.

Stone.

TRILLION RED – METAPHERE Cover Art & Track Listing; Debut Full Length Releases October 23rd via badGod Music

Posted in ambient music, avant-garde metal, dark metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

TRILLION RED – The debut full length, METAPHERE, from TRILLION RED will be released on October 23rd, 2012, via badGod Music. The dark and sinister music of TRILLION RED has summoned your Metal soul! You have been warned. Check out the track list below!

To purchase METAPHERE and listen to some tracks, click here: http://badgodmusic.com/

METAPHERE – Track Listing:

1          Blood Bravado

2          Trichroic Prelude : Mira Lore

3          Trichroic : Part I. In Ever Loving Shadows

4          Trichroic : Part II. In Darkness, We Cannot Be

5          Trichroic : Part III. Ephemeral Light

6          Cuts Come In 3’s

7          Bug – Id

8          Parables and Levitation

9          Sin Forecasting

10        For Pain

11        Dawn State

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TRILLION RED IS:

PATRICK – Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Keys, Drums

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Past articles on TRILLION RED, as featured on Metal Odyssey:

TRILLION RED – two tongues ep: Take A Dark Descent Into An Ambient Metal Abyss

TRILLION RED – A Metal Odyssey Interview

TRILLION RED: Two Tongues EP Streaming At StereoKiller.com

TRILLION RED – Signs To badGod Music

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For more info on TRILLION RED, click on the links below!

https://www.facebook.com/Trillionred

http://badgodmusic.com/

LONG LIVE TRILLION RED.

Stone.

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