Archive for Death Metal

Chilean Black/Death Metal Band OCCASVUS Releasing Debut Album on Unspeakable Axe In September

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , on July 14, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Chilean Black/Death Metal Squad OCCASVS will release debut album Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria via Unspeakable Axe Records on September 29th.

A promo video for album track “Union” is available at this location or below. The song is an 8-minute odyssey through all of the band’s startling blend of ideas and influences. Tremolo-picked riffs intertwine around blast beats, and the vocals are growled, shrieked, and even sung in eerie, stentorian harmonies.

The Chilean underground scene has thrived for aeons with great bands playing every brand of extremity. OCCASVS is both unique within that scene and a fitting encapsulation of it, combining Black Metal with Death Metal, Heavy Metal and more.  They lay in wait for years as their long-in-the-works debut album was fine-tuned to their exacting standards. Now Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria is to be unleashed on the world.

Track List:

Andante Nocturno Op.7

Triumphal Defeat

Under Human Eyes

Psychic Burial

Ritual Death

Seer

Union

* For more info:

www.facebook.com/Occasvs

http://unspeakableaxerecords.com

unspeakableaxerecords.bandcamp.com/

 www.facebook.com/unspeakableaxerecords

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE OCCASVUS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Advertisements

OBITUARY And EXODUS – Battle Of The Bays American Tour 2017 – Tour Dates Announced!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

On September 14th, in Durham North Carolina, Thrash pioneers Exodus and Death Metal icons Obituary join forces on the Battle Of The Bays American Tour 2017! Support are Power Trip and Dust Bolt; a double dosage of Thrash from two bands blistering on the underground radar! Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

From the facebook of Obituary :

Alright America and Canada…Here it is!!

The Battle of the Bays tour-dates are ALL confirmed.

Feel free to get excited and we have some more cool things to announce about the tour in the coming days…

Where will we see you?

Hell Yeah..!!!!!!

________________________________

LONG LIVE OBITUARY.

LONG LIVE EXODUS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

BENEATH – Icelandic Death Metal Titans To Unleash “Ephemeris” Via Unique Leader This Summer; New Track Streaming

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 3, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Beneath - Ephemeris - promo cover pic - 2017 - #33MO33

Ephemeris is the third full length release from Icelandic Death Metal titans, BENEATH. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates, etc.), at the acclaimed Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016. After the departure of founding member and drummer Ragnar Sverrison, BENEATH teamed up with Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) to handle the drums for the album. The result is nine tracks of relentless brutality; an odyssey through the forthcoming millenniums of exponential colonization of planets and galaxies by human induced technology; a world where technology has gone way beyond the frontier of the imagination.

Commented vocalist Benedikt Natanael Bjarnason, “We are immensely proud to announce the release of our third full-length album Ephemeris. We teamed up with Mike Heller to provide session drums for the nine-track album which adds a whole new dimension to the soundscape of BENEATH. Make sure to not miss the release date on August 18th!”

Guitarist Jóhann Ingi Sigurðsson adds, “Ephemeris has been a demanding album for us personally and in many ways, it represents a turning point for the band. We’ve always pushed ourselves in ways that keep us invested and engaged in our music­, and on this album, that meant making big changes to our overall sound. There are songs that are a marriage of pure heaviness and brutality, while on the other spectrum there are some very challenging technical arrangements pushing the limits of our playing abilities. In the end, we ended up with an album that feels musically multidimensional and that we are extremely proud of.”

Ephemeris will be released on August 18th via Unique Leader Records. Check out opening track “Constellational Transformation” at the Unique Leader Bandcamp page HERE or below:

Ephemeris – Track Listing:

  1. Constellational Transformation
  2. Eyecatcher
  3. Ephemeris
  4. Alignments
  5. Guillotine
  6. Cities Of The Outer Reaches
  7. Medium Obscurum
  8. Amorphous Globe
  9. Multiangular

BENEATH was formed in 2007. The band released their first EP, Hollow Empty Void, in 2010 which landed them a record deal with Unique Leader Records. In 2012, BENEATH released their first full-length, Enslaved By Fear. The album was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, In Flames, Meshuggah) at Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. In 2013, the band headed to Bialystok, Poland to record their second full length, The Barren Throne, with legendary Death Metal producers, Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawski, known for their work with bands like Decapitated, Vader, and Behemoth.

The record was released in April 2014 to stellar reviews with No Clean Singing crowning it, “one of the best albums of the year,” hailing their special brand of, “dynamic, intricate Death Metal with a touch of somberness and depressive melody.” Angry Metal Guy concurred, “The Barren Throne is the culmination of … [all the] anti-religion, hate, death, blood, and gore of Enslaved By Fear only this time it’s dragged out across a lengthy eleven grueling abominations,” while The Sludgelord championed the record’s meticulous fusion of, “black, death, and a little bit of prog, all mixed within a cauldron of dark imagery and a tale of a dark being awakening and creating a world of despair and destruction.” 2017 welcomes Ephemeris.

____________________________

Source: Earsplit PR

http://www.facebook.com/beneathdeathmetal

http://www.uniqueleader.com

LONG LIVE BENEATH.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

THE CONVALESCENCE: Symphonic Death Metal Unit To Release “This Is Hell” Full-Length Via Unique Leader Records – New Track Streaming

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Symphonic Death Metal unit/recent Unique Leader signees THE CONVALESCENCE will release their This Is Hell full-length via Unique Leader Records on September 1st. The ten-track offering was produced by John Burke (Forever In Terror, Captain Kid, etc.), at Vibe Studios, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Beyond Creation, etc.) at The Grid and comes wrapped in the macabre cover art of Coki Greenway.

Issues the band of the upcoming release, “We recently signed with Unique Leader Records to help us deliver our heaviest and darkest album yet with This Is Hell. We believe this is by far our best work and  the strongest lineup of musicians we have ever had. This album has a lot more of a death metal feel to it than Poison Words and The Process but it’s still got THE CONVALESCENCE sound with symphonic melodies from Katie [McCrimmon] on keys and plenty of slamming breakdowns.”

Preorders for This Is Hell will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out the title track streaming at the Unique Leader Bandcamp page RIGHT HERE or below:

This Is Hell – Track Listing:

  1. Scum
  2. No Way Out
  3. I Won’t Survive
  4. Murder Machine
  5. Burn
  6. There Will Be Blood
  7. Alone
  8. This Is Hell
  9. With No Hope
  10. The World Infested

THE CONVALESCENCE has spent much of the year since completing the album road-bound with treks that have included both legs of The Resistance Tour with Otep [which was recently cut short] and The Brotherhood Of The Snake Tour with Testament, Sepultura, and Prong. In conjunction with the release of This Is Hell, the band will join The Blood Stained Earth North American tour featuring UK-based metal icons Venom Inc., New Orleans’ blackened death thrash legion Goatwhore, and Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust. See all confirmed dates below.

THE CONVALESCENCE w/ Venom Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust:
9/01/2017 Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
9/02/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
9/03/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
9/04/2017 The Low Beat – Albany, NY *
9/05/2017 Bungalow Bar – Manchester, NH *
9/06/2017 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
9/07/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
9/08/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
9/09/2017 Full Terror Metal Fest – Cave In Rock, IL
9/10/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9/11/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
9/13/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA
9/14/2017 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
9/16/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
9/18/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
9/19/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/21/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/22/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
9/23/2017 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
9/24/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/25/2017 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
9/26/2017 Parish at HOB – New Orleans, LA
9/28/2017 Churchill’s – Miami, FL
9/29/2017 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/30/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL
10/01/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/02/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/07/2017 The Realm – Toledeo, OH *
* THE CONVALESCENCE only

Founded in the spring of 2011, THE CONVALESCENCE is a six-piece collective featuring vocalist Keith Wampler, guitarists Brandon Davis and Zac Lunsford, bassist Ronald Buckley, drummer Charles Webber, and keyboardist/vocalist Katie McCrimmon. Together they fuse deathcore with theatrical elements of black metal and the shredding guitars and blast beats of modern death metal. The band has remained mainly independent over the years with constant touring including tours with As Blood Runs Black, Rings Of Saturn, Cryptopsy, Disgorge, Soreption, Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Abiotic, and many more as well as joining Slayer, King Diamond, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Hatebreed, Slipknot, Whitechapel, and many more on festivals including Mayhem Festival 2015, Dirtfest 2015 and 2016, Rock Fest 2016, and Texas Tattoo Music Festival 2016.

______________________________

Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/theconvalescence

http://www.twitter.com/TCONband

http://www.uniqueleader.com

LONG LIVE THE CONVALESCENCE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

NECROT – “Blood Offerings” Enters Billboard Charts – US Tour With Undergang To Commence Next Week

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on June 23, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Necrot - Blood Offerings - Billboard album flyer - 2017 - #330MO33ILNF

“Blood Offerings is all old ground, but it is hallowed earth. We’ve heard everything played on this album before, but we’ve never heard it played quite like this. If you’re that curmudgeon who keeps saying nothing can displace your aging death metal album collection, it might finally be time to buy a new record.” – Decibel

Blood Offerings is the newest studio recording from Bay Area death cult NECROT. Released via Tankcrimes on June 9th, the record earned the #29 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart and #52 on Billboard’s New Artist Chart upon its first week of release!

The eight ravaging tracks comprising NECROT‘s Blood Offerings were captured by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer (Vastum, Graves At Sea), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Gatecreeper), and comes shrouded in the unhallowed cover art of Marald Van Haasteren (Bolt Thrower, Baroness). Blood Offerings is out now on CD, LP, and digitally on Tankcrimes and on cassette through Sentient Ruin Laboratories. The limited vinyl edition comes as a foil-stamped, gatefold deluxe LP available in four-color variants: 150 in purple splatter, 350 in gold splatter, 500 in black, and 1000 in gold.

Stream the record in full at THIS LOCATION where you can also purchase the record digitally.

Find physical preorders at THIS LOCATION.

NECROT will embark on the month-long North American tour with Denmark-based Death Metal tyrants, Undergang, beginning June 30th and rolling through July 29th. The band will also make their way to Europe this fall for a journey that will include stops at Bloodshed and Graveland Fests. Further details to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

NECROT w/ Undergang: 

6/30/2017 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
7/01/2017 5 Star – Los Angeles, CA
7/02/2017 Tower Bar – San Diego, CA
7/03/2017 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ
7/04/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
7/05/2017 Sidewinder – Austin, TX
7/06/2017 Satellite Bar – Houston, TX
7/07/2017 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
7/08/2017 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
7/09/2017 The Brass Mug- Tampa, FL
7/11/2017 Slim’s – Raleigh, NC
7/12/2017 The Camel – Richmond, VA
7/13/2017 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
7/14/2017 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA
7/15/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
7/16/2017 Dusk – Providence, RI
7/17/2017 Stamps – Buffalo, NY
7/18/2017 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI
7/19/2017 The Summit – Columbus, OH
7/20/2017 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI
7/21/2017 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
7/22/2017 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
7/23/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
7/24/2017 Club X – Salt Lake City, CO
7/26/2017 The Highline – Seattle, WA
7/27/2017 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
7/28/2017 Starlite – Sacramento, CA
7/29/2017 Eli’s – Oakland, CA

Forged in 2011, NECROT – founded by current and former members of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviours, Watch Them Die, Atrament, Rude, and more – unleashed the audio bone-crush of their The Labyrinth full-length in 2016 via Tankcrimes. Spewing forth eight tracks amassed from three hard-to-find and long out-of-print demo tapes, the record reaped critical acclaim from fans and media alike compelled by the band’s unrepentant Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, and Sacrilege worship.

“Metaphorically, it’s like putting your ear up to the chest of a rotting corpse and listening to the parasites eat it from the inside out. NECROT has recorded an album so putrescent you can almost smell it.” – Paste Magazine

“…an album that does the region’s growling, guttural legacy proud, and with a new layer of contemporary punch.” – Treble

“…raw, fast and razor-sharp… a pummeling at its finest!” – Metal Assault

“…Blood Offerings separates itself from the pack by offering, in addition to blood, some damn fine riffs.” – Last Rites

“Engrossing from start to finish, NECROT have crafted a death metal masterpiece in Blood Offerings”that looks reverently towards the genre’s past while casting its own deadly shadow for the future.” – Riot Nerd

___________________

* For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/cyclesofpain
http://www.tankcrimes.com
http://www.facebook.com/tankcrimes
http://www.tankcrimes.merchtable.com
http://www.sentientruin.com
http://www.facebook.com/SentientRuin

______________________________

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE NECROT.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

HIDEOUS DIVINITY – Italian Death Metal Collective Prepares To Unleash Third Full-Length, Adveniens” Via Unique Leader This April; Details Revealed

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

hideous-divinity-adveniens-promo-cover-pic-2017-33mo793ilmfso

Italian Death Metal collective HIDEOUS DIVINITY, featuring within its ranks current and former members of Hour Of Penance and Aborted, are preparing to unleash their third full-length via Unique Leader this Spring. Titled Adveniens and scheduled for release on April 28th, the follow-up to the band’s critically lauded Cobra Verde long player was recorded, mixed and mastered at Stefano Morabito’s 16th Cellar Studio (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse etc.) during the Autumn of 2016, includes a rendition of Sinister’s “Embodiment Of Chaos” and finds HIDEOUS DIVINITY offering up their darkest material yet.

“It may be pretentious to talk about evolution inside our musical genre, this is what Adveniens truly means for us,” elaborates guitarist Enrico Schettino. “Just when we believed that with Cobra Verde we reached a point of no return, our songwriting turned even more dark and monumental. Although we’ll never consider ourselves close to Lucyfyre, Adversarial, Deathspell Omega, and Akhlys, the influence of this new wave of obscure Metal on us these last years has been massive. The result is our most epic Death Metal effort ever conceived. ”

Stefano Morabito and his 16th Cellar Studios set up a new standard with the production of Adveniens,” he continues. “Never before has our sound reached such a level of uncompromising intensity without sounding forced or overproduced. The maniacal efforts made to perfect every single drum beat, vocal line and guitar chord almost caused a nervous breakdown but it truly paid off.”

“The entire album is a reflection on history and time, on the succession of futile ages, on the role of the poet as soothsayer and witness of the winds of time erasing each one of these ages from the face of the earth. A reflection on Walter Benjamin predicting the ‘adveniens’ of David Cronenberg, on Professor O’Blivion predicting an era when ‘all of us will have special names.’ Adveniens is a violent reflection on art.”

Further info on Adveniens, including teaser tracks and preorders, to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

hideous-divinity-adveniens-promo-cover-pic-2017-33mo793ilmfso

Adveniens – Track Listing:

  1. Ages Die
  2. Sub Specie Aeternitatis
  3. Passages
  4. Angel Of Revolution
  5. Feeding Off The Blind
  6. When Flesh Unfolds
  7. Messianica
  8. Future In Red
  9. 9. Embodiment Of Chaos (Sinister cover)

Forged in 2007, HIDEOUS DIVINITY quickly established itself as one of the strongest rising European Death Metal acts, thanks to their signature brand of technical yet gloomy classic styled Death Metal. Often compared to the likes of Nile, Hate Eternal, and Immolation, the band’s two Unique Leader releases – 2012’s Obeisance Rising and 2014’s Cobra Verde – led to a successful European tour with Cannibal Corpse and Krisiun in the Spring 2016, as well as appearances at some of the most esteemed European Extreme Metal fests during the last few years.

The band will be playing several festivals this Summer including Colony Open Air in Italy July 23rd and Stonehenge Festival in the Netherlands on July 29th. Additional performance to be announced in the coming weeks.

______________________________

* For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/hideousdivinity
http://www.uniqueleader.com
http://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords

Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HIDEOUS DIVINITY.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

BLASPHEMER – Enlists Ekpyrosis’ Nicolò Brambilla On 2nd Guitar

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on February 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

blasphemer-ritual-theophagy-album-cover-promo-33mo9ilmfso33

Italy’s BLASPHEMER have announced the addition to its ranks of Nicolò Brambilla (EKPYROSIS)  on 2nd Guitar. The band released the following statement about the new member:

“We are extremely proud to announce that the unholy trinity has found a true disciple in Hell: Nicolò Brambilla (founder member of Ekpyrosis) joined the crusade against Christianity and he’s ready to summon the evil and kill that shit with us on stage, as well as on the upcoming releases. We already started the writing process and Nicolò immediately brought his old school background, which will be a strong part of our sound.”

BLASPHEMER released new album Ritual Theophagy last October on Comatose Music. The album and related merchandise can be purchased at this location.

Check out the promo video for album cut “You Are Nothing” at youtu.be/tb3n4Syi5Q0 or below:

After six years of silence, this Italian Death Metal behemoth has been awakened and lashes out with inhuman technical brutality. This is Blasphemer’s most evil and chaotic material to date, with their signature style of dissonant rapid fire riffs, savage multi-vocal assault, and featuring the extreme drum prowess of Darren Cesca (Incinerate & Goratory). The gates of Hell have opened unleashing a nefarious fury of malevolence and the holy light will be forever extinguished.

________________________

“This album is not for the weak of heart.” – Metal-Temple

“This is one of 2016’s more brutal, face ripping and unrelenting releases and I recommend it to anyone looking for a complete and total devastation.” – Teeth of the Divine

“A great technical and brutal death metal band.” – Extreme Metal Zine

________________________

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

Source: ClawHammer PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

%d bloggers like this: