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DYING FETUS – RE-SIGNED TO RELAPSE RECORDS!

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

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Relapse Records Have Announced Today – June 24, 2013:

We are proud to announce that we have officially re-signed Death Metal legends Dying Fetus! The band will be on tour all year long in Europe, Canada and the US so be sure to catch them on the road!

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For DYING FETUS tour dates, click on the links below!

DYING FETUS – Announce European Summer Headline Tour 2013

DYING FETUS – “THE MOST BRUTAL TOUR OF THE YEAR” – ALL INFO YOU NEED!

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey, on June 7th, 2013 and  June 23rd, 2013.

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For more info on DYING FETUS, click on the links below!

Facebook: Dying Fetus

http://www.dyingfetus.com/

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RELAPSE RECORDS:

Facebook: Relapse Records

www.relapse.com

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LONG LIVE DYING FETUS.

LONG LIVE RELAPSE RECORDS.

Stone.

MASAKI MURASHITA – Featured On Providence Cables Advertising

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on June 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Masaki Murashita - Providence Cables - promo ad - 2013

Masaki Murashita –  Lead Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist And Founder Of Hemoptysis

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Check out Providence LTD cables and pedals if you haven’t heard of them before. I’ve been using their cables for over 5 years and I can’t use other cables. I am honored to be on one of the posters they have!

Masaki Murashita

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For more info on MASAKI MURASHITA, click below!

Facebook: Hemoptysis

http://www.hemoptysismetal.com

For more info on HEMOPTYSIS, click below!

Facebook: Masaki Murashita

http://www.masakimurashita.com

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LONG LIVE MASAKI MURASHITA.

LONG LIVE HEMOPTYSIS.

Stone.

TERMINATE: Chicago Death Horde Announces Lineup Change; Band On Tour Across Midwest/Western US Now

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

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Following the release of their debut full-length Ascending to Red Heavens via Selfmadegod Records this Winter, Chicago Death Metal horde TERMINATE announces a pending change in the band’s lineup. In a recent statement the band collectively reported:

“We’re sorry to announce the departure of our bassist, Alfred Mulle. There is no ill-will on either end and it is simply a matter of divergent life paths that forces the split. We wish him luck, and encourage everybody to check out his excellent graphic design work through his company Demonic Designs. Alfred’s last show with us will be supporting Wolvhammer and Glorior Belli in Chicago, on May 17th, along with Chicago Black Metal assassins FIN. We will announce a replacement shortly.”

After kicking off last night in Des Moines, Iowa, the current TERMINATE lineup is currently out on the road brutalizing the Midwest and West Coast on their Spring Tour in support of Ascending to Red Heavens. The ongoing attack itinerary is posted below.

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TERMINATE’s fatal Death Metal attack crushes with an energetic, distortion-laden rush of primal, guttural bliss that fans of Dismember, Morbus Chron, Grave, Tribulation and most high-quality/low-end Stockholm-influenced brutality will no doubt embrace. The debut album from Chicago-area deathbringers, Ascending To Red Heavens, features nine brutalizing tracks recorded at The Basement by Tim Pearson, and mixed/mastered Tim Pearson at Do or Die Studio, and the cover illustrated by Raul Gonzalez (Master, Morbus Chron, etc.).

Stream Ascending To Red Heavens from start to finish via Stereokiller RIGHT HERE.

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TERMINATE Spring Tour 2013 [REMAINING DATES]:

4/24/2013 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE

4/26/2013 Bar Bar – Denver, CO

4/27/2013 Wolves of Apocalypse Festival – Cheyenne, WY

4/28/2013 The Shredder – Boise, ID

4/29/2013 2 Bit Saloon – Seattle, WA

4/30/2013 Red Room – Portland, OR

5/02/2013 The Press Club – Sacramento, CA

5/03/2013 American Legion Post #335 – Southgate, CA

5/09/2013 The Phoenix Project – Dallas, TX

5/10/2013 Cesspool Castle – Joplin, MO

5/11/2013 Cusumano’s – St. Louis, MO

5/17/2013 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Glorior Belli, Wolvhammer, Fin [tickets]

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

facebook: Terminate

http://www.terminate.bigcartel.com

http://www.selfmadegod.com

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LONG LIVE TERMINATE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

DEALS DEATH – Part Ways With Bass Player Fredrik Ljung

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Swedish Melodic Death metallers Deals Death made a public announcement; that after three years together they will be parting ways with bass player Fredrik Ljung.

The band comments: “There are times when everything is great, there are times when everything is bad. And there are times when different paths are chosen and you simply drift apart. Things like these are never easily decided and we thank our friend and bandmate for three awesome years and wish you a brilliant future.”

Fredrik made the following statement in response: “Dear friends and fans! As you now know, I have left the band. We saw it as the only way to go and I want to thank everyone who has gotten me and Deals Death to the point where we are at today. There are many reasons for my goodbye but I personally feel that I’m not on the same wavelength as the present band. And when you play in a band such as Deals Death you have to be able to give it your all! My last contribution with Deals Death is recorded and will be heard on the new album and I’m sure you´ll like it. I will continue with my other projects and have no intention to quit making music what so ever. I would also like to thank Deals Death for this wonderful time and great memories!”

Earlier this year Deals Death completed recording of their third full length album at Studio Abyss, Sweden, which is slated for a release later this year via Spinefarm Records. Full details are yet to be announced. The new record follows the highly acclaimed ‘Elite’ record which was released in 2012 also via Spinefarm Records.

Watch and listen to ‘Fortified’ from ‘Elite’ below:

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(Source: Future PR)

For more info on DEALS DEATH, click on the links below!

facebook: Deals Death

Spinefarm Records: http://www.spinefarm.fi

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LONG LIVE DEALS DEATH.

LONG LIVE FREDRIK LJUNG.

Stone.

KATAKLYSM – DRUMMER MAX DUHAMEL FORCED TO TAKE A BREAK

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, drummers, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Max Duhamel, drummer of the Montreal based Death Metal powerhouse, KATAKLYSM, is forced to take a break. He also won’t be performing on the new KATAKLYSM album.

Max has just released this official statement:

“Hello everyone, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I announce today that I will not be performing on the new KATAKLYSM album, I have been struggling with many personal issues the last year but lately, the main one has been alcohol, it’s been affecting my body in a very negative way to the point that when I came home after the EX DEO tour we just did, I tried to stop drinking for few days and it’s been very hard without having any withdrawals symptoms, I’ve also lost a lot of weight as some of you noticed recently and I’m not in good shape.

I’ve heard the new material my brothers have written and its truly incredible stuff, it’s really some of the best music the band has ever done but It’s going to be a very demanding album and my state of mind and body is not ready to confront this big task right now, I need to clean my body and my mind and come back focused to Kataklysm and I don’t know how long this will take…, the guys have reached out to help in any way they can which I can’t thank them enough.. I’m truely blessed to have them as a family, so as I start my road to recovery I send this message to all of you and thank you for all the support, It’s time to take my life in my hands and take responsibility, I will not be attending the JUNO AWARDS ceremony in two weeks for EX DEO nominations but i will close my contract with the shows in MAY that are left, EXTREMEFEST, BEASTIVAL in Germany and METALFEST CZECH REP. will be my last shows until I’m ready again to come back in full form, you guys deserve the best of me… see you later.” MAX

The new album Waiting for the End to Come is tentatively scheduled for a late 2013 / early 2014 release. The album will be recorded by guitarist Jean Francois Dagenais and mixed by Zeuss (SUFFOCATION, HATEBREED, ARSIS).

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The Band Responds:

“We as a band of brothers stand by Max’s decision to get better and to rise from his demons, we all have them, some of us try to hide them and pretend they don’t exist, some of us have the courage to confront them, Max has shown strength to fight his, we stand by him and hope that he returns home when he is ready, in the meanwhile I want everyone to know for those who haven’t seen the Iron will documentary, that this bands story is one of drama, pain and the long road to victory.

We will practice what we preach on our albums, we will come out swinging hard and strong with this new album, we will find a suitable replacement and we will announce him in the next few weeks, we will not disappoint any of you, we have read the messages of encouragements you have posted, we have the best fans.. and in these classic words “the show must go on”… here’s a cool clip we found from Rocky that describes well what is to come from your veterans “Horse power” see you soon Maurizio, J-f , Steph

Check it out :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtjGvBnAxVE

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(Sources: Nuclear Blast & facebook: Kataklysm)

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

http://www.facebook.com/kataklysm

http://www.twitter.com/kataklysmband

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

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LONG LIVE MAX DUHAMEL.

STAY COURAGEOUS & STRONG, MAX.

LONG LIVE KATAKLYSM.

Stone.

OBITUARY – ROTTING SLOW IN THE PACIFIC > TOUR DATES

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the facebook of OBITUARY:

We only have one more rehearsal tomorrow before we pack up the gear and head out.

…Just a few more days before we get on the plane for our Rotting Slow Tour of the Pacific Rim! Are U Ready for Obituary?

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

http://www.obituary.cc

facebook: Obituary band

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LONG LIVE OBITUARY.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

Update From German Death Horde GOREGAST

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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FDA Rekotz artist GOREGAST has issued an update from their headquarters in Berlin. Firstly, GOREGAST recently commissioned Dedy Badic from Badic Art to design a new logo (posted above) that reflected the band’s return to their classic Death Metal roots. Badic is known for his illustrations for SKELETAL REMAINS, GRUESOME STUFF RELISH and many others.

In early May, GOREGAST will play three dates with Swe-death monsters PAGANIZER. The dates are posted below. After returning home from the three-day assault GOREGAST will enter Soundforge Studio in Berlin to record tracks for an upcoming 7-inch EP set for release in September on FDA Rekotz.

In 2011 GOREGAST released the full-length Desechos Humanos on FDA Rekotz. Album track Honor the Dead is streaming below:

GOREGAST Live:

May 8 – Leipzig @ Bandhaus w/ Paganizer

May 9 – Weimar  @ SC Schützengasse w/ Paganizer

May 10 – Wolfsburg @ D-Place /w Paganizer

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* (Source: ClawHammer PR)

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

http://www.goregast.de

facebook: GOREGAST

www.goregast.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE GOREGAST.

Stone.

DEATH TO ALL – 2013 North American Tour Dates Announced

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The esteemed DEATH TO ALL Tour, celebrating the life and music of DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, will be returning in 2013 for an even larger run of dates. After a successful 2012 run, the tour, now referred to as DTA1, will feature the original lineup of DEATH from Human — guitarist Paul Masvidal, bassist Steve Di Giorgio, and drummer Sean Reinert, with special guest vocalist/guitarist Max Phelps of Cynic/Exist. The band will be playing a selection of songs from the first four DEATH albums including the cream of the Human album.

Once again, the spirit of the tour is to spread the word and raise money for the charity Sweet Relief, while keeping the music and legacy of Chuck Schuldiner alive. A second version of the tour, dubbed DTA2, is planned for North America later this year, and will focus on the final three DEATH albums, plus a one-off European date at Neurotic Deathfest May 3 that will cover the entire DEATH catalog. A complete listing of dates is included below while a limited number of VIP tickets are available HERE.

Additionally, 2013 will continue to see the deluxe reissues of DEATH’s catalog by Relapse Records. Over the last couple of years, the label has painstakingly reissued and remastered the later albums from the DEATH catalog including The Sound of PerseveranceIndividual Thought PatternsHumanSpiritual Healing and other Chuck Schuldiner related releases. These DEATH titles are currently available for streaming at this LOCATION. Details on the 2013 reissues will be announced shortly.

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DEATH TO ALL Tour Dates:

4/13/2013 House of Blues – W. Hollywood, CA Tickets

4/15/2013 Gothic Theater – Denver, CO Tickets 

4/18/2013 St Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI Tickets 

4/19/2013 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH Tickets

4/20/2013 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH Tickets

4/21/2013 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL Tickets

4/23/2013 Club Soda – Montreal, QC

4/24/2013 Irving Plaza – New York, NY Tickets

4/25/2013 Theater For Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA Tickets

4/26/2013 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD Tickets

4/27/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA Tickets

4/28/2013 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON

4/29/2013 Circo Volador – Mexico City, MX

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on DEATH TO ALL, click on the links below!

facebook: DEATH To All Tour

http://www.relapse.com

http://www.facebook.com/deathofficial

http://www.deathband.bandcamp.com

http://www.emptywords.org

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF DEATH.

REST IN PEACE, CHUCK SCHULDINER.

Stone.

VALDUR – New Track From Black/Death Occultists Streaming Courtesy Of Decibel Magazine

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Alpine Black/Death occultists VALDUR recently unveiled a teaser track from their upcoming new full-length. Titled Blast Beast, the tune was recorded at the infamous Bloody Mountain Bunker and is currently streaming for all your unholy enjoyment courtesy of Decibel Magazine, who notes: “The guitars swirl like a wicked blizzard at night, the drums blaaast! an unheard of brutality, and the vocals sound like they come from the blackest depths of the Mammoth Mountain. And then there’s that ominous horn-like sound permeating the soundscape. The end of the world or the beginning of an evil era, VALDUR certainly understand Black Metal’s key dynamics without making them sound tired.”

Comments guitarist/vocalist Samuel of the track: “As VALDUR continues to make it a priority to create our music for ourselves first and foremost, we decided this ‘Blast Beast’ should be heard. For us, it is an exciting stepping stone into what will soon unfold into a very aggressive new full length.”

Witness “Blast Beast” at THIS LOCATION.

The  recording of  their as-yet, untitled long player will be completed later this month Earhammer Studio in Oakland. The offering will feature nine tracks in total. Further details to be announced in the coming weeks.

In related news, the band will be performing a rare live ritual alongside Genocide Coven, Ritual Combat and more at the Nihilistic Death Fest V in Salt Lake City, Utah January 19. The gathering is being held at The Shred Shed. Tickets are $10 advance/$12 day of show. For more info, point your browser HERE.

If you missed it, VALDUR recently unleashed an ultra limited two-song EP entitled The Hammer Pit containing a rough version of two new songs. Taste the blood of track one, Conjuring The Fire Plagues, at the band’s Official BandCamp Page.

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“…this is a band that remembers what is good about black metal, and does it very well indeed. Not an album to overlook.”—The Metal Crypt

“…the best black metal band in the United States that you’ve probably never heard of.” – About.com

“…a shimmering brand of black metal which pierces hearts rather than suffocates lungs.”—Thrash Pit

VALDUR:

Samuel: guitars/vocals

William: bass

Sxuperion: drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on VALDUR, click on the link below!

VALDUR on Facebook

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LONG LIVE VALDUR.

Stone.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – New Logo Unveiled To Celebrate Band’s 25th Anniversary In 2013

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Cannibal Corpse - 25th Anniversary Logo - Large!

As reported on the facebook of Cannibal Corpse:

Next year marks our 25th year as a band and we are going to celebrate it all year long! Keep an eye out for special releases, new merch designs and announcements! For now you can check out our 25th anniversary logo which will appear as a sleeve print on all our merch printed in 2013, you can pre order shirts with this print NOW along with our 2013 CALENDAR that features the uncensored Vince Locke art from our 12 releases and marks all of our release dates, birthdays, our favorite horror film release dates and more!

Everything can be found here: http://www.jsrdirect.com/bands/cannibalc…

We never would have made it 25 years without all you die hard fans, get your horns up and blast your Corpse records all year!

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For more info on CANNIBAL CORPSE, click on the links below!

facebook: Cannibal Corpse

http://www.cannibalcorpse.net

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LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

Stone.

INFERNAL TENEBRA – Sign With Massacre Records

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Massacre Records:

We’re happy to welcome INFERNAL TENEBRA from Croatia to our family!

Brutally honest, creative and constantly evolving, Croatian based INFERNAL TENEBRA withstood the test of time in the metal underground.

Originating with pure black metal in 1999, adding a death metal foundation in the following years.

INFERNAL TENEBRA shared the stage with a vast number of metal icons including Kreator, Vader, Symphony X, Exodus, Blind Guardian, Agathodaimon, Pro-Pain and Grave Digger and played festivals like Bloodstock Open Air, Metalcamp and Metalfest.

With two self-released albums Beneath The Twilight and The Essence Of Chaos, the band is heading to a new chapter with the upcoming album, which is going to be released on December 7th via Massacre Records!

INFERNAL TENEBRA:

Darko Etinger – Guitars, Vocals

Paolo Grizonić – Bass

Ivo Petrović – Guitars

Sandi Orbanić – Drums

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Source:

For more info on INFERNAL TENEBRA, click on the links below!

http://www.infernaltenebra.com

http://www.facebook.com/infernaltenebraofficial

http://www.twitter.com/infernaltenebra

http://www.youtube.com/infernaltenebra

http://www.massacre-records.com

LONG LIVE INFERNAL TENEBRA.

Stone.

A BAND OF ORCS – To Play Summer Slaughter Festival Date In Anaheim!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

After tasting blood at the local date of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival earlier this season, underground Metal monsters A BAND OF ORCS have succeeded in storming the gates of the last date of the Summer Slaughter Tour on August 25th at the Grove of Anaheim.  Also playing are Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried And Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil Of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, and Cerebral Bore.  This represents a step forward for the orcs in their attempt to bring about the Domination, the orc-style ear-drum apocalypse of your frail human realm.

Southern California Metalheads who plan on attending the show should plan on showing up early to catch A BAND OF ORCS (1:30pm PST) as they claw their way to the top of the metal heap and add more heads to the pile.

Following up on 2007’s WarChiefs of the Apocalypse EP, A BAND OF ORCS have their first full-length album due out soon, but have had to push back the release date to the end of September. When asked about the delay, bass player and shaman for the band, Gronk!, had this to say, “Us get put behind when us decided to join battle for Mayhem and play some other dates in July. Us live for live raids!  But Gogog and us finish brutal vocals last week. Now, audio sorcerer need time to mix magic. All powerful sorcery take time.  Hail Gzoroth!!!”

By audio sorcerer, Gronk! means engineer/producer Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA whose most recent credits include chart-busting albums like Machine Head’s “Unto the Locust” and Testament’s “Dark Roots of the Earth.”

A BAND OF ORCS’ Summer Slaughter set will include several tracks from the forthcoming album Adding Heads to the Pile, including their latest single released through Itchy Metal Entertainment entitled “In the Keeper’s Chamber.”

Be sure you catch these savages live to bring the most brutal tour of the summer to an end!

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Who: A Band of Orcs

What: Summer Slaughter Tour (Headlined by Cannibal Corpse)

When: Saturday, August 25, A BAND OF ORCS takes stage @ 1:30 PM / Doors open at 12:30

Where: The Grove of Anaheim

Why: So you can be spared when the Domination comes!

Click: www.facebook.com/ABandOfOrcs

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(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)

For more info on A BAND OF ORCS, click on the link below!

http://www.abandoforcs.com

LONG LIVE A BAND OF ORCS.

Stone.

HOUR OF PENANCE – Announce New Drummer, Sign Endorsement Deals

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Italian Death Metal horde HOUR OF PENANCE have announced the addition of drummer James Payne (Hiss From The Moat, Broken Heart Collage) to their lineup. Guitarist Giulio Moschini had the following to say: “Please welcome our new drummer James Payne. I’ve known him for quite a long time and he’s a very talented drummer. We’re proud to have him on board! James will be playing with us starting at Hellfest this weekend, and all of our dates on the Extreme fests here in Europe.“

Payne is currently endorsed By Tama, Vic Firth, and Zildijan and hosts his own YouTube show in which he has interviewed several drummers including Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal, Nile), Inferno (Behemoth), Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse) and more. Payne commented, “I started my drumming career as a Death Metal drummer, but over the years I ended up playing several different styles. While I still enjoy playing those styles, Death Metal has always remained in my heart and now it’s time to bring it back! I am honored to be playing with a great band such as HOUR OF PENANCE!”

To check out a preview of Payne’s intense blasting, you can head over to Sickdrummer.Com to watch an exclusive video of him playing the track “Enlightened Submission” off of the band’s latest album Sedition HERE.

HOUR OF PENANCE also have some exciting news to share: “We’re proud to announce that we’ve recently signed an endorsement deal with the mighty Seymour Duncan pickups! All the guitars and basses we abuse will be equipped with the newest Seymour Duncan Blackouts active pickups for a more intense sonic attack.” In addition, guitarist Paolo Pieri also announced his newest endorsement with Strictly 7 Guitars. “It’s an honor to be part of the Strictly 7 Guitars artist team,” he says. “The gear they deliver is absolutely awesome! We’re working together on a customized 7-string beast; stay tuned.”

HOUR OF PENANCE’s debut Prosthetic release Sedition proved that the band was a force to be reckoned with. In support of the album — which Outburn labeled an “explosive brand of complex brutality“ and Metal Hammer praised for its “epic, portentous atmosphere” — the band took on their first assault of North America alongside Nile, Skeletonwitch and The Black Dahlia Murder. After returning back home, the band is preparing to storm the upcoming Hellfest, as well as appear on several dates of Extreme fest. Full dates are listed below.

HOUR OF PENANCE Tour Dates:

6/17/2012 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France

7/05/2012 Extremefest – Henndorf Bei Salzburg, Austria

7/06/2012 Extremefest – Hunxe, Germany

7/07/2012 Z7 @ Extremefest – Pratteln, Switzerland

9/15/2012 Lyss, Switzerland – Carnage Feast 2012

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on HOUR OF PENANCE, click the links below!

http://www.hourofpenance.net

http://www.facebook.com/hourofpenance

http://prostheticrecords.com

LONG LIVE HOUR OF PENANCE.

Stone.

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

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SIX FEET UNDER – Picture the scene: A crowded supermarket parking lot, with speed bumps every ten feet and customers walking blindly in front of my car; at the pace of a pack of turtles with blistered bunions. That’s exactly what I encountered yesterday while attempting to drive into this supermarket parking lot and park my car. So, what did Stone do? I cranked up the new Six Feet Under Undead CD to its maximum volume and rolled them car windows down. It didn’t make these antagonistic strangers move any faster… yet the few looks of disgust that were thrown my way did provide (some) sweet Metal victory for Stone.

Cranking up this Undead CD during my lengthy moment of social impoliteness was the perfect Metal prescription for me. Hell, if they didn’t want you to play CD’s loud in a car, then they should equip stereos to not exceed the “number 4” on volume. So let it be Metal written, so let it be Metal told. Now, onward with this primo Death Metal album and I’m gonna tell you just how ecstatic I am about it.

Undead is the total Death Metal package. I mean, I cannot describe it any better than that. I wrote an earlier review on a three song sampler from this Undead album and praised Six Feet Under for what I absorbed sonically. Listening to and enjoying the entire Undead album only solidifies my Metal points made from that prior review.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral

The addition of new bassist Jeff Hughell sounds like a perfect Death Metal match to me. Chris Barnes is undisputedly a vocal icon to Death Metal, he has shown his band the way to Metal glory and Death Metal domination with studio album #9. The crowded pool of younger Death Metal bands, that want to make a name for themselves, should utilize Undead as (one of) their Death Metal textbooks.

A fireball bounty of heavy, heavy, heaviness and thick grooves saturates this album. Aggressive and still coming across polished in a raw Death Metal sort of way; Six Feet Under cannot help themselves if they are talented as hell and play damn tight. Kevin Talley on drums is an amazing listen, I get drawn into his playing for he mixes things up and adds many dynamite fills. Steve Swanson and Rob Arnold create the mind-bending riffs, tones and rhythms, their guitars lend some haunting vibes that compliments the vocals of Chris Barnes.

A favorite song of mine on Undead is Delayed Combustion Device. The Scar and Formaldehyde are unreal killer songs as well. Undead flows together so fine, no song is out-of-place. A Death Metal must it is. I will admit, It’s a grand year when both Six Feet Under and Cannibal Corpse release new studio albums. Death Metal fans of all generations have a lot to celebrate about in 2012 and Six Feet Under is one substantial reason why. Metal be thy name.

Six Feet Under – Undead releases on May 22nd, 2012, on Metal Blade Records.

SIX FEET UNDER:

Chris Barnes – Vocals

Steve Swanson – Guitars

Rob Arnold – Guitars

Jeff Hughell – Bass

Kevin Talley – Drums

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UNDEAD – Track Listing:

Frozen At The Moment of Death

Formaldehyde

18 Days

Molest Dead

Blood On My Hands

Missing Victims

Reckless

Near Death Experience

The Scar

Delayed Combustion Device

Vampire Apocalypse

The Depths of Depravity

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

http://www.sfu420.com

http://www.metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

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