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INCANTATION – Iconic Death Metal Legion Continues To Brutalize The Masses On The Ongoing Dirges Of Elysium Tour

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Additional Live Dates To Be Announced

Iconic Death Metal legion, INCANTATION, will continue to raze stages throughout North America in support of their Dirges Of Elysium full-length. The latest bout of live assaults will begin on April 17th in Hempstead, New York at El Relax Lounge. The following day, INCANTATION will head to Worcester, Massachusetts to play this year’s edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival at the Palladium. From there, the band will bring their audio malevolence to stages in Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, Syracuse and Buffalo. The onstage abrasions continue the following month when INCANTATION ravages their way through seven more cities before bringing their brutality to the Maryland Death Fest Pre-Party on May 20th in Baltimore.

In June, INCANTATION will summon the dead at the Farmageddon Festival FOA in Vancouver and in August the band will take part in the Wolves Of Apocalypse Festival in Denver. The band’s latest bout of onstage obliteration follows their recent West Coast takeover and first ever performance in Hawaii this Winter with additional 2015 live devourement in the conspiring stages.

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INCANTATION released Dirges Of Elysium last year via Listenable Records. Crowned, “one of the most influential death metal bands of all time,” by Metal Injection, who further elaborated of the record, “With all the evil-sounding riffs, squealing pinch-harmonics and crushing dirges scattered throughout, this is the sound that made INCANTATION legends. This is some profoundly dark and creepy stuff,” the record continues to raise the brows of death metallers old and new. Sputnik Music dubbed Dirges Of Elysium, “a breath of fresh air for INCANTATION, and another fine addition to their discography, ” Metal Forces gushed, “It’s all ungodly but all so bloody brilliant, and with ‘Charnel Grounds’ smoldering from the stench of char-coaled flesh and the blustering bluster of ‘Dominant Ethos’ dragging us into the mud-clogged shredder that is ‘Elysium (Eternity Is Nigh),’ I hold up my severed stumps in surrender for another harangue of hate from one of death metal’s most criminally underrated bands,” while Exclaim added, “INCANTATION preserve their archetypal ominous atmosphere, while the production gives the band a more modern edge, making Dirges Of Elysium a consistent yet fresh release from the influential band.”

Comments the band in a collective statement: “The response to the Dirges Of Elysium album and tour has just been amazing! We still have a lot of touring left to go for this release. We are looking forward to seeing all you deathbangers on the road!”

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INCANTATION – Tour Dates:

4/17/2015 El Relax Lounge – Hempstead, NY
4/18/2015 New England Metal/Hardcore Festival – Worcester, MA
4/23/2015 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA w/ FaithXtractor
4/24/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ FaithXtractor
4/25/2015 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY w/ FaithXtractor
4/26/2015 Broadway Joes – Buffalo, NY
5/13/2015 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH w/ Funerus, FaithXtractor
5/14/2015 Madison Theater – Cincinnati, OH w/ Funerus, FaithXtractor
5/15/2015 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Funerus
5/16/2015 The End – Nashville, TN w/ Funerus
5/17/2015 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Funerus
5/18/2015 The Motlight – Asheville, NC w/ Funerus
5/19/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Funerus
5/20/2015 Maryland Death Fest Pre-Party – Baltimore MD
6/13/2015 Farmageddon Festival FOA – Vancouver, BC
8/15/2015 Wolves of Apocalypse Festival- Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

New INCANTATION developments will be announced in the weeks to come. In the meantime, visit the INCANTATION merch store at THIS LOCATION. And if you missed it, check out the band’s video for “Impalement Of Divinity” at THIS LOCATION.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.incantation.com

http://www.facebook.com/IncantationOfficial

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LONG LIVE INCANTATION.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

CUT UP – Death Metal Supergroup Releasing Debut Studio Album Via Metal Blade Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on April 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Metal Blade Records:

Everyone please welcome Cut Up to the Metal Blade roster! The band features Tobias Gustafsson and Erik Rundqvist of Vomitory fame, as well as Ander Bertilsson from Coldworker, and Andreas Björnson from Fetus Stench.

Fans can expect a violent, catchy, groovy album of pure Swedish death metal this summer!

Drummer Tobias Gustafsson comments: “I am very happy, proud, honoured and excited to team up with Metal Blade Records once again, this time with CUT UP! Can’t stay away from playing death metal, obviously, so it feels fantastic to have this murderous ensemble together so soon after putting Vomitory into eternal sleep. Cut Up is not just “another project”, but all four members’ new main band. We have made a debut album that we are tremendously satisfied with, both material and production-wise. We can’t wait to let you hear it! Cut Up aim to hit the stages as soon as the album is released, so we hope to see you all in the front row and in the pit!”

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Website: http://www.metalblade.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CUT UP.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

LIVE BURIAL – S/T EP Of Barbarous Deathly Doom Metal Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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LIVE BURIAL – The self-titled EP from Live Burial has made me proclaim it as: over  22 minutes of savage and doom ridden Death Metal, that can easily rip and tear your Metal soul apart. This is some of the most enjoyable Metal I’ve listened to in 2014; Live Burial is Death Metal with hefty doom influence that’s 100% underground and the real deal. Originating from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, this is a Death Metal band I’m more than elated to welcome across the Atlantic.

Jamie Brown offers up some disgustingly violent vocals and growls and the entire band plays some solid Death Metal, across 4 scathing songs, to my ears. Excellent! Live Burial prove they can play at eye-popping breakneck speed or slow it down to an evil Doom death march for the gathering of innocent mortal’s souls. The guitars without a doubt have some Tony Iommi influence snuck in there, with the rhythm section playing at a constant resounding capacity. Live Burial is an EP I won’t be forgetting about for quite some time, both nefarious and old school. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Crank Up, Support And Download LIVE BURIAL, Below! Whoa!

LIVE BURIAL – Track Listing:

1. Cast Back Into The Fire

2. Live Burial

3. Separation Through Evisceration

4. Begging For Cremation

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Jamie Brown – Vocals

Richard Codling – Guitars/Vocals

Rob Hindmarsh – Guitars

Lee Anderson – Bass

Matthew Henderson – Drums

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* Live Burial Artwork by James Watts
* Live Burial Logo by Holly Scott

* For more info on LIVE BURIAL:

Facebook: Live Burial

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE LIVE BURIAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Horrified – Announce Release Of Debut “Descent Into Putridity”

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Stream the full album at Nefarious Realm

The age of putridity has finally arrived. UK old school death metal lads Horrified have released their début full-length Descent Into Putridity via cult Spanish label Memento Mori Records. Within this record are seven encrusted tracks of filthy Death Metal, just as the forefathers of the genre intended. Channeling the spirit of Pestilence, Autopsy and Dismember, the band unload a barrage of riffs and thundering drums, topped by Dan Alderson’s gruff bark to honor the legacy of Martin Van Drunen (Asphyx, Hail Of Bullets) and Lars-Göran Petrov (Entombed).

Stream the album at Nefarious Realm here: http://nefariousrealm.com/homenew/?p=21480

Digital copies can be obtained from their Bandcamp page, while physical copies are available from Memento Mori’s website.

Bandcamp: http://horrified.bandcamp.com/releases

Memento Mori: http://memento-mori.es/home.php

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(Source: Dewar PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HORRIFIED.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

MAGENTA HARVEST – Announces First-Ever European Tour

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Volatile European Waters tour 2014

Finnish Death Metal band Magenta Harvest is heading out on their 1st ever tour in Europe.

22.10 Prague, Czech Rep. @ Exit Chmelnice

23.10 Szczecin, Poland @ Club Alter Ego

24.10 Berlin, Germany @ Blackland

25.10 Erlangen, Germany @ New Force

26.10 TBA

27.10 Oostend, Belgium @ Twilight

28.10 Dijon, France @ L’acropole

29.10 Geneve, Switzerland @ Taverne de la Republique

30.10 Brescia, Italy @ Circolo Colony

31.10 TBA, Slovenia

01.11 Wien, Austria @ Das Bach

Tour event: https://www.facebook.com/events/358125387677996/

This is Magenta Harvest’s own tour that they have arranged by themselves, so all help is welcome. You can contribute here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/magenta-harvest-european-tour-2014

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Volatile Waters was released January 10th, 2014, worldwide by the Finnish record label Inverse Records.

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MAGENTA HARVEST:

Timo Kontio – Guitars

Janne Manninen – Drums

Mathias Lillmåns – Vocals

Jonas Frilund – Bass

Timo Hanhikangas – Guitars

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(Source: Inverse Records)

* For more info on MAGENTA HARVEST:

https://www.facebook.com/MagentaHarvest

https://www.facebook.com/events/358125387677996/

http://inverse.fi/wordpress2/sample-page/magenta-harvest/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MAGENTA HARVEST.

LONG LIVE FINLAND.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

HORRIFIED – Announce Pre-Orders Via Bandcamp; “Descent Into Putridity” Now Streaming

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Old School Death Metallers HORRIFIED have now announced that preorders for their début album are available via their Bandcamp page. The album, Descent Into Putridity, has been picking up interest from the Metal underground, with Void Ritual’s Dan Jackson commenting: “while it borrows some of that Dismember tone, it doesn’t get trapped in the musical clichés of most OSDM.

HORRIFIED have also released a second song from Descent Into Putridity for sampling, also available on Bandcamp. The title track is a prime specimen of the Swedish and Floridian influences they work into their sound, with a thick rumbling bass underscoring the coarse riffs and hoarse grunts.

Stream “Descent Into Putridity” Here:

Physical release date is set to be in October via Memento Mori Records.

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HORRIFIED are from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

(Source: Dewar PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HORRIFIED.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

Metal Hammer Germany Premieres Deserted Fear’s “Kingdom of Worms” Video

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

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Metal Hammer Germany has premiered the new video for the title track from DESERTED FEAR’s upcoming album Kingdom of Worms. Check out the video at  this location.

Kingdom of Worms will be released October 24 through FDA Rekotz. The vinyl LP version will be released on November 21.

Thuringia´s DESERTED FEAR are one of the best Death Metal bands to come out of Germany in years. The band’s 2012 debut My Empire was praised the world over and won them recognition in the European scene as a force to be reckoned with. Germany´s Rock Hard magazine referred to the album as “simply amazing.”

Kingdom of Worms was recorded in June and July 2014 at Eisensound Studio in Eisenberg (Thuringia / Germany) under the knife of guitarist Gitarrist Fabian Hildebrandt. Mixing and Mastering duties have been handled by the legendary Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, etc.), who put the finishing touches on Kingdom of Worms in his very own Unisound Studio. The dark and atmospheric artwork was once again created by Thomas “Necromaniac” Westphal fits the music perfectly.

Hear Rock Hard’s exclusive stream of album track “Mortal Reign” at this location.

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KINGDOM OF WORMS – Track Listing:

01. Intro
02. Forging Delusions
03. Kingdom of Worms
04. Call me your God
05. Wrath on your Wound
06. Torn by Hatred
07. The Agony
08. With Might and Main
09. Shattering the Soil
10. Mortal Reign
11. Last of a fading Kind

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Pre-order info can be found at: www.fda-rekotz.com.

Critical Praise:

“The album is absolutely flawless, it´s simply the perfect Death Metal masterpiece.” –XXL-Rock

“An absolute must-buy for all Death Metal fans!” – Metal-Aschaffenburg.de

“The best fusion of classic and modern Death Metal to date. A great bastard, recalling British, Swedish and Dutch death metal prodigies!” – Maik Weichert (Heaven Shall Burn)

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on DESERTED FEAR:

www.facebook.com/desertedfear

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www.fda-rekotz.com

www.facebook.com/fdarekotz

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DESERTED FEAR.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

Unspeakable Axe Records Release Limited Edition CEMETERY FILTH Cassette

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Unspeakable Axe Records has released Screams from the Catacombs, the debut EP from CEMETERY FILTH, on limited-edition cassette.

Hailing from the mountainous eastern region of Tennessee, CEMETERY FILTH  sound as if they’d be more at home in an unholy netherworld poised somewhere between Finland and Sweden. This is old school Death Metal in a mainly European vein: morbid, twisted, and abstaining from technicality while injecting just the right-sized dose of melody and eerie lead guitar.

Unspeakable Axe Records is now offering the EP, which was self-recorded by the band earlier this year, on cassette. This release is limited to 200 copies. Check out the title track from Screams from the Catacombs below:

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To order, visit www.unspeakableaxerecords.com/purchase.

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Matt Kilpatrick – Guitars& Vocals, Neal Williams – Bass, Ryan Guinn – Lead Guitars, Jonah Turner – Drums / Percussion

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on CEMETERY FILTH:

www.facebook.com/CemeteryFilth

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www.unspeakableaxerecords.com

www.facebook.com/UnspeakableAxeRecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CEMETERY FILTH.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – First Week Chart Numbers Revealed + Official Video For “Kill Or Become” Unveiled

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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A Skeletal Domain, the latest full-length from American Death Metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, debuted at an astounding #32 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, making it the highest charting record in the band’s storied history! Additionally, A Skeletal Domain ranked in at #3 on the Hard Music chart, #5 on the Independent chart, #7 on Billboard’s Rock chart, #21 on the Physical Albums chart, #31 on the Top Current Albums chart, #59 on the Digital Albums chart and #4 on iTunes Metal! In Canada, the record also broke CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s previous charting records landing at #21 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, #4 on the Hard Music chart, #58 on Digital chart, #39 on iTunes’ Top 200, #5 on iTunes’ Rock chart and a flooring #2 on iTunes’ Metal chart!

The band pummeled in Germany as well with A Skeletal Domain rivaling all the band’s prior positions peaking at #21 on the Top 100 Albums chart, #21 on the Media Control charts and position #19 on the Media Market charts. Elsewhere, the record debuted at #21 on the UK Rock/Metal charts, #39 on the UK Independent Albums charts, #28 in Austria and #50 in Switzerland.

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A Skeletal Domain marks CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s thirteenth studio album. Produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, the record boasts twelve ravenous tracks of confrontational, meticulously executed, ill-omened brutality as only CANNIBAL CORPSE can deliver.

In related A Skeletal Domain news, today CANNIBAL CORPSE is pleased to unveil the official new video for third cut of depravity, “Kill Or Become.” Shot at Kelly’s Hideaway in Seffner, Florida and directed by critically lauded videographer David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (Goatwhore, Hellyeah, Whitechapel, Municipal Waste et al), the zombie-strewn, nightmarishly awesome clip fluctuates from color and black and white and offers up a delicious visual inundation of blood, guts and gastric fluids.

Check it out at http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse. And don’t forget your chainsaw!

A Skeletal Domain is out NOW via Metal Blade Records. Order yours today at THIS LOCATION and check out the band’s newly launched website at http://www.cannibalcorpse.net!

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Critical Praise:

“‘Vector Of Cruelty’ is a masterful combination of coruscating mid-pace burl and quirky thrash, ‘The Murderer’s Pact’ pushes boundaries in the fields of lead work and atonality, while ‘Kill Or Become’ has a sizzling, infectious quality and the potential to be a set closer should they ever quit it with ‘Hammer Smashed Face.’… the point is, there’s material on lucky number thirteen that stands up to the classics.” – Decibel

“A Skeletal Domain proves why CANNIBAL CORPSE are still such an integral part of the metal world.” – Loudiwre

“…an absolute must have for any lover of anything brutal…” – Metal Injection

“…one of CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s most absorbing records in years.” – The Guardian

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on CANNIBAL CORPSE:

http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

http://www.cannibalcorpse.net

http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

FDA Rekotz To Release DESERTED FEAR’s “Kingdom Of Worms” October 24th

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Kingdom of Worms, the highly anticipated new album from German Death Metal juggernaut DESERTED FEAR, will be released October 24 through FDA Rekotz. The vinyl LP version will be released on November 21.

Thuringia´s DESERTED FEAR are one of the best Death Metal bands to come out of Germany in years. The band’s 2012 debut My Empire was praised the world over and won them recognition in the European scene as a force to be reckoned with. Germany´s Rock Hard magazine referred to the album as “simply amazing.”

Kingdom of Worms was recorded in June and July 2014 at Eisensound Studio in Eisenberg (Thuringia / Germany) under the knife of guitarist Fabian Hildebrandt. Mixing and Mastering duties have been handled by the legendary Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, etc.), who put the finishing touches on Kingdom of Worms in his very own Unisound Studio. The dark and atmospheric artwork was once again created by Thomas “Necromaniac” Westphal and fits the music perfectly.

Deserted Fear - Kingdom Of Worms - promo cover pic - 2014

  1. Intro
  2. Forging Delusions
  3. Kingdom of Worms
  4. Call me your God
  5. Wrath on your Wound
  6. Torn by Hatred
  7. The Agony
  8. With Might and Main
  9. Shattering the Soil
  10. Mortal Reign
  11. Last of a fading Kind

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Hear Rock Hard’s exclusive stream of album track “Mortal Reign” at this location.

Pre-order info can be found at: www.fda-rekotz.com.

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Critical Praise:

“The best fusion of classic and modern death metal to date. A great bastard, recalling British, Swedish and Dutch death metal prodigies!” – Maik Weichert (Heaven Shall Burn)

“”Deserted Fear is definitely one of the best Death metal bands in the world today. The combination of excellent musicianship and classy, song writing with hooks to die for, just melts my brain!!” – Dan Swanö

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on DESERTED FEAR:

www.facebook.com/desertedfear

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www.fda-rekotz.com

www.facebook.com/fdarekotz

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LONG LIVE DESERTED FEAR.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

THE CROWN – Limited Edition 7″ EP Releasing On October 27th; New Album “Death Is Not Dead” Releasing Second Week Of January 2015

Posted in Death Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Artwork for ‘Headhunter’ done by Giannis Nakos.

Limited Edition 7″ – Only 1000 Copies!!

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Death Metal veterans TheCrownOfficial are proud to announce the release of their 8th studio album, ‘Death Is Not Dead’ & fans will get a preview of whats to come; the band will release a limited 7″ EP, ‘Headhunter’, on October 27th. This EP includes one track from the upcoming album, as well as an exclusive track on the b-side: a furious cover version of Napalm Death‘s classic ‘Unfit Earth’ (originally found on ND’s album, Harmony Corruption).

‘Death Is Not Dead’ will be released on January 12th in Europe & January 13th in North America!

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The artwork for Death Is Not Dead is done by Björn Gosses of Killustrations.

“Death Is Not Dead” – Tracklist:

  1. Reign
  2. Headhunter
  3. Iblis Bane
  4. Eternal (Paradise Lost Cover)
  5. Struck By Lightning
  6. Speed Kills (Full Moon Ahead)
  7. Herd of Swine
  8. Horrid Ways
  9. Ride To Ruin
  10. Meduseld
  11. Godeater

Tracklist for Bonus CD on Limited Digipack Edition:

  1. We Come In Peace (Piece by Piece)
  2. Agent Orange (Sodom Cover)

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Source:

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http://www.centurymedia.com

http://www.cmdistro.com

* For more info on THE CROWN:

www.thecrownofficial.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE CROWN.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

Aeon Guitarist Ronnie Björnström Working On Debut ABHORRENT DECIMATION Album

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Today, London-based Death Metal newcomers Abhorrent Decimation announce they are working with Ronnie Björnström of Enhanced Audio Productions (Garageland Studios, Sweden) on the bands highly anticipated debut album.

Following the success of the band’s debut EP ‘Infected Celestial Utopia’ via Cold Birth Records, numerous shows across the UK including a tour with Hour of Penance and a crushing performance at this years Bloodstock Open Air Festival, the band are delighted to share this news.

Vocalist Ashley Scott had this to say on the appointment of Ronnie, “Ronnie is responsible for one my favourite sounding records of all time! The first time I heard Aeon ‘Aeons Black’, I knew we had to get in touch with Ronnie about the album. I would not settle for anything less. We spent a little time talking about the goal and what we wanted to achieve with this record and it was clear to me that Ronnie was able to give us exactly what we wanted. Our EP was a great start but now is the time to step everything up, material, production, direction – this album has to put our name on the map and we are positive Ronnie is the man for job.”

Ronnie shared these words on the upcoming task ahead of him, “Abhorrent Decimation is a great band. It will be a fun project to work on for sure! We have had close contact to figure what direction we should aim for… It will be a killer album when it’s done. Ashley sent me the demo’s, the material was like I expected. Aggressive, punchy and overkill! I had to take a couple of beers after listening to it due to all the brutality in the tracks!”.

Ronnie has created incredible sounding records for the likes of Aeon, Zonaria, Gnawer, Bodyfarm and Persuader to name a few.

Watch ‘A Putrid Vision’ Taken From ‘Infected Celestial Utopia’

The band has attracted the support from many of the big names in the UK press and overseas with support coming in from Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, The Guardian, Team Rock, Total Rock, MetalMouth, PlanetMosh to name a few, the album is set to be a well received Death Metal offering.

“…This band has all the brutality and technical prowess required to make music this extreme detonate with maximum impact, but what they have that many of their peers don’t is memorable songs underpinned by huge grooves and an infectious sense of momentum. New song “Echoes Of The Vortex” suggests that the Londoners’ full-length debut will be one of 2015’s must-have Death Metal records… Fucking brilliant, basically…” (Dom Lawson – Metal Hammer)

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on ABHORRENT DECIMATION:

www.facebook.com/abhorrentdecimation

Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE ABHORRENT DECIMATION.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

German Death Metallers ARROGANZ To Release “Tod & Teufel” November 11th, On FDA Rekotz

Posted in Death Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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FDA Rekotz will unleash Tod & Teufel from German Death Metal Horde ARROGANZ on November 11. The group’s third album is Death Metal that is catchy and classic, brutal and contemporary Death Metal all rolled up into one mammoth package of sheer audio bliss. Listeners can expect a harrowing descent into ARROGANZ’s morbid underworld.

Tod & Teufel was recorded at The Dark Depths of Cottbus Studio, mixed by Timo Rotten (Spitfire Productions), and mastered by Lasse Lammert (LSD Studio). The artwork was created by Misanthropic Art. Album track “One Death” is streaming at this location.

Pre-order info can be found at www.fda-rekotz.com.

Arroganz - Tod & Teufel - promo cover pic

Track Listing:

01 – i.d.t.n.

02 – One Death

03 – Arisen From Failure Perished As King

04 – Tod & Teufel

05 – Demons Heart

06 – Intoxicate

07 – All Light Is A Lie

08 – Black Aura

09 – Guilty

10 – Alles

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info:

www.fda-rekotz.com

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www.facebook.com/fdarekotz

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ARROGANZ.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

Costa Rican Death Metallers CORPSE GARDEN Self-Releasing New Single “Suspended Over the Abyss” On September 23

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Costa Rican Death Metallers CORPSE GARDEN will release new single “Suspended Over the Abyss” for purchase digitally on September 23 on i-Tunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play and other digital retailers. The song is now streaming, listen below:

The single comes from upcoming sophomore full-length album Ecdysis for which the band is currently seeking a record label to release. Interested parties should get in touch with Jon@theflamingarts.eu.

The new single is representative of the band’s old school, technical Death Metal sound combined with progressive passages, killer solos and dense atmospheres.”Suspended over the Abyss” reflects the band’s new direction, due in part to lineup changes and musical growth since guitarist Esteban Sancho, bassist Carlos Venegas and vocalist Felipe Tencio joined the band. Ecdysis was crafted from December 2013 to May 2014 in Bushido Audio Productions in Costa Rica; it was recorded, produced and mixed by Juan Pablo Calvo. Album artwork was created by Alexander L. Brown of BNB Illustration and Design based on the concept provided by the band.

According to the band: “Ecdysis means the shedding or molting of an outer layer of skin particularly on snakes, it means transformation for us. We shed our skin and changed our approach to music in every aspect and this is what we wanted the album’s cover and title to reflect that. The concept is based on the steps of Solve Et Coagula, the alchemical process; making reference to Carl Jung’ studies of the collective unconscious, psychology and alchemy. This conceptual piece is crafted to capture the journey through all the stages and emotions finding the underlying patterns of order in darkness and nature of the psyche.”

Corpse Garden - Suspended Over The Abyss - single cover art promo - 2014

CORPSE GARDEN is a Death Metal act hailing from Heredia, Costa Rica. It was formed in early 2008 due to the dissolution of a gore/grind band. In 2009, they recorded a demo and in 2011 they hit the studio for the second time to record their debut album Burnt by the Light in Bushido Audio Productions with Producer Juan Pablo Calvo. The album was mastered by Jens Bogren at the Fascination Street Studios in Sweden where bands like Opeth, Katatonia, Bloodbath, Amon Amarth, recorded. Burnt by the Light was released in January 2012.

CORPSE GARDEN entered the Wacken Metal Battle Central America, competing against nearly 90 bands from all over the region. On March 31, 2012 CORPSE GARDEN became the first Costa Rican band to win this battle and to play in the official worldwide Wacken Metal Battle on August 1, 2012.

CORPSE GARDEN has shared stage with Disgorge (Mex), Morbid Angel (USA), Malevolent Creation (USA), Mnemic (Den) and Behemoth (Pol) as well as touring in Central America and Europe.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on CORPSE GARDEN:

www.facebook.com/corpsegardencr

www.thecorpsegarden.com

soundcloud.com/corpse-garden

www.youtube.com/user/corpsegardencr

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CORPSE GARDEN.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

MASSACRE “Back From Beyond” Album And Official Music Video Are: Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Massacre - Back From Beyond - promo cover pic - 2014

Above cover art by: Toshihiro Egawa

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

MASSACRE – Fans of this legendary Florida Death Metal band have a mega-ton to rejoice about in 2014; the return of MASSACRE was solidified by not only their return to the live stage in recent time, they’ve released a new album as well! Via Century Media RecordsBack From Beyond was released on April 1st, 2014.

As an import, I bought the limited/deluxe edition of Back From Beyond and it set me back $25.00 (U.S.). I’ll readily admit, this reformed lineup of MASSACRE crushes convincingly, just as the original From Beyond (album) lineup; going back to 1991; there’s no question in my Metal mind! With original members Terry Butler on bass and Rick ‘Rozz’ DeLillo on guitar forming the nucleus, new members Ed Webb on vocals and Mike Mazzonetto on drums solidify this historic Metal reunion.

I absolutely cannot get enough of the animated official video for the title track! Old School RULES. There’s nothing more fun than watching a bunch of flesh-eating monsters and zombies, ripping and tearing apart a music club! Metal be thy name!

Enjoy And Get Your Senses Smashed To The Back From Beyond (Official Video) Below! Whoa!

MASSACRE pays homage to iconic Death Metal pioneers, DEATH, covering both Corpsegrinder and Mutilation Death. Both of these titanic songs are heard on the limited/deluxe version of this album. This new MASSACRE album has made me very psyched; add the two DEATH cover songs and I’m overwhelmed with Metal joy!

The overall blazing sounds and riffage that guitarist Rick ‘Rozz’ DeLillo plays are simply badass! It’s all about the speed, grooves, fiery rhythm, mesmerizing drumming and guttural vocals that all come together with alarming perfection, on Back From Beyond. Yes, there is Death Metal and then there is… Death F’n Metal! That’s what you’ll get here, my fellow Death Metalaholics. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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Above: Cover art for Back From Beyond (limited/deluxe edition).

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Ed Webb – Vocals

Terry Butler – Bass

Rick ‘Rozz’ DeLillo – Guitar

Mike Mazzonetto – Drums

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* For more info on MASSACRE:

Facebook: Massacre

http://www.massacremetal.com

http://www.reverbnation.com/massacreflorida

Album cover artist: Toshihiro Egawa:

http://toshihiroegawa.com/

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LONG LIVE MASSACRE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Legendary Death Metal Unit Unleashes “The Murderer’s Pact” Via Loudwire

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

Cannibal Corpse - The Murderer's Pact - Loudwire - promo band flyer

Band Prepares To Drop Thirteenth Full-Length

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Following its premiere this past weekend on Full Metal Jackie’s syndicated radio show, today long-running death metal behemoths, CANNIBAL CORPSE, deliver “The Murderer’s Pact” via empire sound portal, Loudwire.

“The Murderer’s Pact” serves as the sixth cut of sonic punishment from CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s forthcoming A Skeletal Domain full-length, set for official detonation via Metal Blade Records on September 16th, 2014.

Comments Loudwire: “The band has been spewing out death metal for over twenty-five years, and A Skeletal Domain, much like CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s first twelve albums, takes no prisoners. Clocking in at over five minutes, ‘The Murderer’s Pact’ showcases some awesome musicianship from the band’s instrumental sections along with an interesting song structure. For fans of George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher, you’re in for a treat, as well. The vocalist also delivers with his trademark grunt, showing no signs of vocal rust whatsoever.”

Get brutal with “The Murderer’s Pact,” now playing at THIS LOCATION.

A Skeletal Domain marks CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s astounding thirteenth full-length. Produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, the record heaves forth twelve ill-omened tracks in forty-four skin-searing minutes, the result of which is a colossal, confrontational, and meticulously executed aural attack that finds the band at the peak of their notoriously hyper-kinetic viciousness. In an 8/10 rating of A Skeletal Domain, Decibel elaborates, “‘Vector Of Cruelty’ is a masterful combination of coruscating mid-pace burl and quirky thrash, ‘The Murderer’s Pact’ pushes boundaries in the fields of lead work and atonality, while ‘Kill Or Become’ has a sizzling, infectious quality and the potential to be a set closer should they ever quit it with ‘Hammer Smashed Face.’… the point is, there’s material on lucky number thirteen that stands up to the classics.”

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Adds Sputnik Music in a near perfect 4/5 score, “CANNIBAL CORPSE have pushed the technicality of their songs without forgetting the brutality or speed that fans have come to expect. They have also added a thrash element that periodically rears its head before being murdered by another blast beat and atonal guitar solo. Together all of these elements have created a CANNIBAL CORPSE album that is darker and more chaotic than normal, but that is somehow probably their most accessible. …with A Skeletal Domain there is even more of a reason for people to give CANNIBAL CORPSE a listen.”

In related CANNIBAL CORPSE happenings, the band will unleash their first-ever official authorized biography. Written by Joel McIver, author of Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica and biographies on Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and Queens Of The Stone Age,Bible Of Butchery – Cannibal Corpse: The Official Biography will contain over 150 pages loaded with photos from the band’s collection, available everywhere later this month.

A Skeletal Domain will be released in North America on September 16th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Point your browser to metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse where you’ll witness the audio menace of second track, “Sadistic Embodiment” as well as a host of preorder bundles.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on CANNIBAL CORPSE:

http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

HIDEOUS DIVINITY – Italian Death Legion Gets “Sinister And Demented” At Decibel Magazine; “Cobra Verde” Preorders Available

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Hideous Divinity - Cobra Verde - promo cover pic

Italian Death Metal horde, HIDEOUS DIVINITY, who feature within their ranks former members of Hour Of Penance and Ghouls, is preparing to unleash Cobra Verde, their second full-length via Unique Leader next month.

Featuring nine hymns of hate and contempt, Cobra Verde was recorded at 16th Cellar Studios (House Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Trifixion, Vomit The Soul et al), boasts a guest vocal appearances by Nile’s Dallas Toler-Wade, a crushing cover of Ripping Corpse’s “The Last And Only Son” and is a true must-have for devout followers of obscure and intense death metal a la Nile, Immolation with the lysergic influences of Ulcerate.

In celebration of its imminent rule, Decibel Magazine, who applauds HIDEOUS DIVINITY’s “uber-brutal, churning platter of tech-y death metal,” offers up the fittingly titled fifth cut “Sinister And Demented,” for your weekend listening pleasures at THIS LOCATION.

Cobra Verde – Track Listing:

1. In My Land I Was A Snake
2. The Somber Empire
3. Cobra Verde
4. Salt In The Martyr’s Tear
5. Sinister And Demented
6. Desolation Within
7. The Alonest Of The Alone (featuring Nile’s Dallas Toler-Wade)
8. Adijnakou
9. The Last And Only Son (Ripping Corpse cover)

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Born between Italy and Norway in late 2006 as a side project of Hour Of Penance founder Enrico Schettino, HIDEOUS DIVINITY immediately earned underground accolades thanks to their Sinful Star Necrolatry two-track demo, an intriguing mesh of European and American extremities released at the end of 2007. It wasn’t until 2010 that the band, with their first stable lineup, would perform live with longstanding comrades, Insision. In the interim, new songs were composed with their European Death/Black influences giving way to a more mindful, complex yet straight-in-your-face Death Metal assault in the vein of Nile, Immolation and Hate: the embryo of their first full-length release.

Following another successful appearance in Scandinavia at the end of April 2012, this time for the prestigious Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway, a three-album deal with Unique Leader Records was forged. In late July 2011 the band entered 16th Cellar to record their Obeisance Rising debut. The lyrical concept is based on John Carpenter’s immortal masterstroke They Live, a dramatically relevant testimony of a dark era that never ended.

“In this place, the dead are more alive than the living.”
A new era has come for HIDEOUS DIVINITY. Join the slavery.

Cobra Verde will be released in the US on October 28th, 2014, the UK on October 27th and the rest of Europe on October 31st. Preorder your copy at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on HIDEOUS DIVINITY:

http://www.facebook.com/hideousdivinity

Unique Leader Records - logo - B&W - 2013

http://www.uniqueleader.com

http://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HIDEOUS DIVINITY.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

CALM HATCHERY – Selfmadegod Prepares Third Full-Length From Polish Death Squad For Fall Release; New Single + Preorders Posted

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Having entered the studio this time last year, Polish Death Metal squad, CALM HATCHERY, has finished work on their new full-length, which is now completed and slated for release via Selfmadegod Records.

Surging with nearly forty minutes of utterly destructive new material, CALM HATCHERY‘s latest works bear the title Fading Reliefs. Recorded, mixed and mastered at famous Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, Trauma) during 2013 and 2014, Fading Reliefs bears eight top-quality, brutal Death Metal movements, delivered with a skilled, technical approach, while adding some new elements, generating the most diverse, mature and dominant CALM HATCHERY material to date. The album and the band overall, will certainly summon the attention of all diehard fans of Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal, Nile and Immolation.

The second track from Fading Reliefs, “Illusory World,” has been released via SoundCloud RIGHT HERE and YouTube at THIS LOCATION.

Fading Reliefs will be unleashed in North America on October 14th, preceded by its European release later this month. US preorders for the CD can be placed via Earsplit Distro HERE, and full merch options/packages direct from Selfmadegod HERE. Digital preorders are live HERE.

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Fading Reliefs – Track Listing:

1. Sun Of God
2. Illusory World
3. Burning Prophecies
4. Blessing Mantra
5. Bomben Uber Warschau
6. Luminous Bardo Transition
7. State Of Bodhi
8. In The Midst Of Nothingness
9. Bomby Nad Warszawa

CALM HATCHERY will be on the road supporting Polish heavyweights Vader and Vesania on the Blitzkrieg VII Tour, running through all of Poland from September 11th through September 28th. More tour dates will be declared in the near future.

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CALM HATCHERY w/ Vader, Vesania

Blitzkrieg VII 2014 Tour
9/11/2014 Luka – Lódz, PL
9/12/2014 Alibi – Wrocław, PL
9/13/2014 Eskulap – Poznań, PL
9/14/2014 Słowianin – Szczecin, PL
9/16/2014 Estrada – Bydgoszcz, PL
9/17/2014 Parlament – Gdańsk, PL
9/18/2014 Zmiana Klimatu – Białystok, PL
9/19/2014 Stodoła – Warszawa, PL
9/20/2014 Fabryka – Kraków, PL
9/21/2014 Rudeboy – Bielsko-Biała, PL
9/25/2014 Wiatrak – Zabrze, PL
9/26/2014 Vinyl – Rzeszów, PL
9/27/2014 Hala Mosir – Jasło, PL
9/28/2014 Graffiti – Lublin, PL

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CALM HATCHERY was formed in the beginning of 2002, and after releasing a demo tape and debut album the band signed with Selfmadegod. Sacrilege Of Humanity received amazing feedback both from Metal press and fans all around the globe, and have since toured supporting Vader several times among many others over the years. Upon previous releases, Global Domination calls CALM HATCHERY, “highly recommended,” while BraveWords dubs the band, “very quality death metal from a band with a huge future ahead of them,” and Infernal Masquerade states, “With superb guitar work, very brutal (and elaborate) drumming, and perfect growls, CALM HATCHERY will surely please and impress most death metal fans these days.”

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on CALM HATCHERY:

http://www.facebook.com/calmhatchery

http://www.selfmadegod.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/SelfmadegodRecords

http://www.facebook.com/selfmadegod

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CALM HATCHERY.

LONG LIVE POLAND.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – American Death Metal Icons Debut “The Murderer’s Pact” On FULL METAL JACKIE This Weekend; “A Skeletal Domain” Release Day Draws Near

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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This weekend, Death Metal devotees will get to hear the devouring cadence of CANNIBAL COPRSE‘s “The Murderer’s Pact” from their forthcoming new full-length, A Skeletal Domain, along with an in-depth interview with bassist Alex Webster, on Full Metal Jackie’s syndicated radio show!

Full Metal Jackie Radio is two hours of fist-pounding Metal, hosted by renowned metal radio personality Full Metal Jackie (FMQB Metal Host Of The Year, four time winner), featuring regular interviews with many of Metal’s biggest names, past and present. The show is syndicated on over seventy-five stations nationwide. Visit www.fullmetaljackieradio.com for more details, and a list of stations carrying the show.

“The Murderer’s Pact” premiere comes on the heels of the release of CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s thirteenth full-length. With A Skeletal Domain, the band has decidedly switched gears, opting to work with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, after having tracked their previous three outings (Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture) with Erik Rutan. Boasting twelve ominous tracks in forty-four spine-fraying minutes, the result is a massive, belligerent, and deliberate aural attack that finds the band at their peak of their notoriously hyper-kinetic, meticulously executed brutality.

A Skeletal Domain will be released in North America on September 16th, 2014 via Metal Blade records. Point your browser to THIS LOCATION where you’ll witness the audio menace of second track, “Sadistic Embodiment” as well as a host of preorder bundles.

Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain - promo cover pic

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on CANNIBAL CORPSE:

http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

ANNIHILATION – Reveal Details About New EP

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Portugal’s best known Death Metal band ANNIHILATION are proud to announce that their new EP The Undivided will be released on November 4th 2014. Containing 6 tracks of absolutely punishing Death Metal, The Undivided is a stunning follow-up to the band’s debut album. A single from the EP, entitled “The Great Cycle” was released a few months ago as a digital download.

Listen to “The Great Cycle” here: http://annihilationband.bandcamp.com/track/the-great-cycle

The band’s founder Fabio Da Silva released the following statement about the EP:

“We are proud to announce the release of our new EP The Undivided. Consisting of six songs, the EP is a precursor to our next full-length which will be one song connected by three parts. We have been working  on these songs for the last two years and there is a big evolution between this EP and our first album Against The Storm. The songs are more technical, dissonant and intricate than our debut album. Lyrically I spent a lot of time researching and working on the lyrics. The EP and the album focus on my vision about humanity as energy beings all connected to one source of energy. One conscious entity that connects all beings into one. An entity that has been separated from his source and originated the human species, the voyage of part of that consciousness when the human being faces death and finally connects again with the source.”

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The Undivided – Track Listing
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1. The Undivided…
2. Holographic Paradigm
3.Transcending Consciousness
4. Feeding the Void
5. The Great Cycle
6. …Wholeness…

ANNIHILATION Online:

Facebook

Bandcamp

Twitter

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(Source: Dewar PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ANNIHILATION.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

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