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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


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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Canadian Dark Metal Band NOIRE Announce New Album And Tour

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

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NOIRE Reveal New EP And Canadian Tour

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

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

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

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Source: Dewar PR

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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

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:

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


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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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”.

Triptykon - Melana Chasmata - promo cover pic - 2014

“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).


(Source: TRIPTYKON Official Facebook)

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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:

Release Dates:

November 1st (EU)

November 4th (UK)

November 25th (US)


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


(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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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!


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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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


Tour tickets are still available at– the tour begins on July 19th in San Francisco!


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


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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

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