Archive for Death Metal

GRUESOME – “Twisted Prayers” Full-Length Out Now And Streaming Via Relapse Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Gruesome - Twisted Prayers - promo album cover - 2018 - #233MO33ILMG

“While cribbing the raw sound and style of Death circa Leprosy and Scream Bloody Gore seems like a manageable task given the music’s proud primitivism, achieving Schuldiner’s progression as he distanced himself from mere mortals is a formidable leap. But Exhumed mainman Matt Harvey and collaborators including Gus Rios of Malevolent Creation somehow create an album that works as both tribute and original art…” — Decibel

Twisted Prayers, the newest full-length from death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME, is out NOW via Relapse Records.

Stream it in full below or at THIS LOCATION. 

If you missed it, view the band’s NSFW video for “Fatal Illusions” as well as the Jeffrey Sisson-directed video for “Inhumane” and lyric video for “A Waste Of Life” HERE.

GRUESOME recently partnered with Decibel Magazine to share their cover of “Legion Of Doom” by Chuck Schuldiner’s pre-Death project Mantas. The recording was included the June 2018 issue as a special pictured flexi disc. Stream the exclusive track at THIS LOCATION.

GRUESOME – featuring current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, and more – returns with its second full-length, Twisted Prayers. The eight-track offering follows Death’s paradigm shift during the Spiritual Healing era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics. Recorded at New Constellation Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349, Goatwhore, Wolvhammer) who has been instrumental in crafting the band’s sonic homage, Twisted Prayers features GRUESOME doing what they do best across over forty minutes of unholy hymns with lurid melodies and vulgar atmospheres. The band has once again teamed up with the legendary artist Ed Repka (Death, Atheist, Massacre) for the album’s blasphemous cover art in addition to legendary Death guitarist James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament) for a pair of special guest guitar solos. Bow your heads and worship at the altar of GRUESOME!

GRUESOME‘s Twisted Prayers is available on CD, LP, deluxe LP, cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads/streaming services at THIS LOCATION. The deluxe LP edition of the album includes an accompanying flexi disc featuring companion artwork and a cover of Possessed’s “The Exorcist.”

GRUESOME has announced two exclusive shows in Florida with label mates Exhumed before kicking off a European headlining tour this summer. Beginning July 19th, the trek will travel through two dozen cities and includes appearances at Obscene Extreme 2018, Wacken Open Air, Partysan Open Air and more. See all confirmed dates below.

GRUESOME:
7/14/2018 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ Exhumed
7/15/2018 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL w/ Exhumed
7/19/2018 Obscene Extreme 2018 – Trutnov, CZ
7/20/2018 Red & Black – Warzawa, PL
7/21/2018 Hydrozagadk – Chorzow, PL
7/22/2018 Modra Vopice – Prague, CZ
7/23/2018 Free & Easy Festival – Munich, DE
7/24/2018 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
7/25/2018 Metaldays – Tolmin, SL
7/26/2018 Viper Room – Wien, AT
7/27/2018 Master Of The Unicorn – Ernsthausen, DE
7/28/2018 Stonehenge Festival – Steenwijk, NL
7/29/2018 Bastard Club – Osnabruck, DE
7/30/2018 Immerhin – Wurzburg, DE
7/31/2018 Nomansland – Volmerange-les-mines, FR
8/01/2018 7er Club – Mannheim, DE
8/02/2018 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
8/03/2018 Klubb Dissonans – Jonkoping, SE
8/04/2018 The Crypt – Linkoping, SE
8/05/2018 Underwerket – Valby/Copenhagen, DK
8/07/2018 Chemiefabrik – Desden, DE
8/08/2018 Musik und Frieden – Berlin, DE
8/09/2018 Partysan Open Air – Schlotheim, DE
8/10/2018 Das Bett – Frankfurt, DE
8/11/2018 Helvete – Oberhausen, DE
8/12/2018 Alcatraz Open Air – Kortrijk, BE

“…an extreme reminder of what Death accomplished through seven records and a reason to revisit the work of one of the genre’s architects and symbolic teacher.” – Covering The Scene

“…every track on Twisted Prayers features some truly warped and shreddy solos. Harvey and Daniel Gonzalez set the fretboards ablaze on ‘Lethal Legacy,’ ‘A Waste Of Life’ and on the album-closing title track which can only be described as a tapping buffet.” – Ghost Cult

“…the most technical GRUESOME album to date.” – Metal Trenches

Source:

* For more GRUESOME:

http://www.facebook.com/gruesomedeathmetal/
http://www.instagram.com/gruesome_death_metal/
http://www.gruesomedeathmetal.bandcamp.com/
http://www.relapse.com
http://www.facebook.com/RelapseRecord

LONG LIVE GRUESOME.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

 
Advertisements

California Death Metal Horde DRAGHKAR To Release ‘The Endless Howling Abyss’ in July

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 31, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

California Death Metal Horde DRAGHKAR will release new EP The Endless Howling Abyss on July 27. The EP will be released digitally, as well as on CD format by Craneo Negro Records (500 copies) and on cassette through Nameless Grave Records (75 copies).

New song “Swallowed by the Dark” is now streaming. Listen and pre-order below:

draghkar.bandcamp.com/album/the-endless-howling-abyss

On The Endless Howling Abyss, DRAGHKAR have turned up the intensity and unleashed violence in its most lethal form. The forthcoming EP is a harrowing journey through 20 minutes of pure Hell, inspired still by the classic fires of ABHORRENCE and AMORPHIS, but now flavored by an increasing influence from the oldest days of the Greek Black and Death Metal scenes, as well as MOLESTED, MERCYFUL FATE, and more.

Track Listing:

1. Traversing the Abyss
2. Swallowed by the Dark
3. Eternal Disintegration (Of The Body And Of The Mind)
4. Fading into Emptiness

DRAGHKAR:

BW – Guitar, Vocals
Daniel Kelley – Bass
ES – Drums

BAND BIO:

Draghkar was formed in 2016 by BW as an outlet for his love of death metal. Originally a tribute to the elder days of the Finnish death metal scene, they put out their first demo on cassette with Witchhammer Productions from Thailand in 2017. It was re-released by Blood Harvest Records later that year. After a series of lineup changes, Draghkar released a split with Desekryptor in the earlier half of 2018 and have come back now with their most ambitious and original output to date, a four track EP entitled The Endless Howling Abyss.

______________________________________

Source:

* For more info on DRAGHKAR:

draghkar.bandcamp.com/

www.facebook.com/DraghkarBand/

www.instagram.com/draghkar_official/

LONG LIVE DRAGHKAR.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

THE FACELESS “In Becoming A Ghost” US Tour Commences On June 26 In Seattle, Washington

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 14, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

The Faceless - In Becoming A Ghost - US Tour - flyer - 2018 - #33MO33ILMG332

California’s Death Metal warriors, THE FACELESS, will be embarking on their US Tour this Summer, on June 26th in Seattle, Washington! Touring to support their new cranium cracking studio album, In Becoming A Ghost, THE FACELESS will be touring across the US, from June to August.

Take my Metal word for it, THE FACELESS are extremely brutal on stage; and with their supporting cast of bands, this tour will prove to be an epic Death Metal experience! Metal Be Thy Name – Stone.

From The Faceless facebook:

We are proud to announce the In Becoming A Ghost US Tour w/ Lorna Shore, Dyscarnate, NOMVDIC, Dead Eyes Always Dreaming, and The Convalescence. We are very excited to be heading back to some of our favorite cities. Spread the word!

THE FACELESS:

Michael Keene – Guitar/Vocals
Ken Sorceron – Vocals
Justin McKinney – Guitar
Bryce Butler – Drums

For more info: The Faceless

LONG LIVE THE FACELESS.

STONE.

RIVERS Of NIHIL Announces Canadian Headlining Tour (Plus Select USA Shows) With ALTERBEAST, INFERI

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on April 26, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From Metal Blade Records:

Currently wrapping up their stateside tour with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, and Sanction, Rivers of Nihil is ready to head back out on the road again in June/July – this time, headlining a Canadian trek (plus select USA shows) with Alterbeast and Inferi. See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil will be touring in support of their new album, Where Owls Know My Name, which debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

RIVERS OF NIHIL – with Alterbeast, Inferi

June 28 – Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
June 29 – Halifax, NS – Oasis
June 30 – Moncton, NB – Bar Le Coude
July 1 – Quebec City, QC – L’atni Bar
July 3 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
July 4 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
July 5 – Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
July 6 – Sault St. Marie, ON – Rockstar Bar
July 7 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
July 8 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
July 9 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub
July 10 – Edmonton, AB – Temple (Starlite)
July 11 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
July 12 – Regina, SK – Cloud 9
July 13 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
July 14 – St. Cloud, MN – Amsterdam Bar
July 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Miramar Theatre
July 16 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s Inner City
July 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Stage At Karma
July 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
July 19 – Reading, PA – Reverb *
*=Rivers of Nihil only

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

MICHIGAN METAL FEST 2018 – Saturday, August 11th – Lineup Of Bands And More Info

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Saturday August 11th in Battle Creek, Michigan!! Ardent Entertainment, Next Level Entertainment welcomes Michigan Metal Fest 2018 in BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN w/ Whitechapel, Lorna Shore, Falsifier, Raven Black, A War Within, SYKOSIS, Beyond Threshold, Dead Eyes Always Dreaming Nuskin, Krosis, Hive Accursed Creator, The Convalescence, Nuskin, Recorruptor Bog Wraith, I Transfigure, After The Minor, Obliterate, DRINK THEIR BLOOD Goat Blood Fetish, ACCURSED CREATOR, Heart Of Jordan, Trademark Zero, Eye Remain, The Outliers, Falsifier, HIVE, Coffin Talk, NAGAZImetalshop, G lethal 9, Laurentian Tides, Five Hundredth Year, Oceans Beneath Us, The Alexander Project , Assume Nothing, My Own Will and many more!

40 Bands, 4 stages, 10 Food Vendors, 10 Arts and Craft vendors, and various beer gardens!! Tickets available at the Music Factory in Battle Creek, MI., Chronocade in Richland, MI, through the MMF bandcamp page and online at: www.showclix.coM

Source: Michigan Metal Fest facebook

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

JUNGLE ROT PREMIERE NEW VIDEO “THE UNSTOPPABLE”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 27, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Jungle Rot - The Unstoppable - promo artwork - 2018 - #33MO33ILMG23

2009 Release Surfaces on Vinyl, CD and Digital Formats

First Tour Dates of 2018 Revealed

“Death Metal needs blood, fire and carnage,” declares JUNGLE ROT throat and rhythm guitarist Dave Matrise. Today, JUNGLE ROT has released a brand new video for ‘The Unstoppable,’ from their long out-of-print album What Horrors Await. The fourteen track underground classic will debut on vinyl format for the first time worldwide on Record Store Day, April 21, 2018.

“The Unstoppable” Playing Now.

“Filming the point-of-view aspect from a tank made this video so much better,” states Matrise. “Instead of performing with instruments, we came up with the idea of each JUNGLE ROT soldier inside their own tank – mercilessly fighting and communicating to each other back and forth like killing machines. The lyrics are actually about a rolling death machine and she’s called ‘The Unstoppable,’ the bloodiest, most bad-ass beast you’ve ever seen! Doing the camo face paint is something that I wanted to do for a while and it really captured the whole feel we were going for. Prepare for a total alpha-strike, war-gore cloud of fear with a stop-at-nothing attitude in the thick of battle!”

On the re-issued album Matrise points out, “When we first released What Horrors Await in 2009, it was a one-time deal with a limited run. CD’s never made it to the US and were sold only in Europe where the previous label was based. What Horrors Await has always been JUNGLE ROT’s most sought-after album with fans often paying ridiculous amounts of money for it on eBay. It’s really been a rare and collectible album. We’re so glad it’s now out on our home label Victory Records, it will give everybody a chance to finally hear this monstrous release.”

JUNGLE ROT storm into Canada next week for their first shows of 2018, in anticipation of their tenth studio album (set for a spring release). “We feel lucky to be able to express ourselves through so many albums and I’m hoping our fans will never tire of meat and potatoes metal!” admits guitarist Geoff Bub, as bassist James Genenz adds, “We’ve got quite a fire under our collective asses and we’re psyched to get this album out! This is going to be a nasty record!”

JUNGLE ROT 2018 DATES

April 4 – Toronto, CAN @ Coalition

April 5 – Ottawa, CAN @ Café Dekcuf

April 6 – Trois Rivieres, CAN @ Trois Rivieres Metalfest

_____________________________

Digital format available now.

CD format available April 6.

Vinyl format available April 21.

Buy the digital copy now, pre-order the vinyl, CD and an exclusive t-shirt at this location.

What Horrors Await (Reissue)

  1. Worst Case Scenario
  2. The Unstoppable
  3. Straightjacket Life
  4. State Of War
  5. Two Faced Disgrace
  6. End Of An Age
  7. Speak The Truth
  8. What Horrors Await
  9. Nerve Gas Catastrophe
  10. Braindead
  11. Atrocity
  12. Exit Wounds
  13. Invincible Force (Destruction cover)
  14. Black Candle Mass

_______________________________

Source: Victory Records

LONG LIVE JUNGLE ROT.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

Death Metal Legends MASTER Sign To Transcending Obscurity Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Master - Vindictive Miscreant - promo album cover pic - 2018 - #88MO33ILMG333

Master are one of the earliest proponents of Death Metal and are veritable legends in the line, having been around for over three decades and releasing over a dozen records. It’s phenomenal to get a chance to work with a band of their repute and we can only be grateful to be given a chance to work with them for a brand new full length this year if not more. Master’s latest album ‘Vindictive Miscreant’ will not only please their old fans but will also turn many new listeners into one. It’s their best album in years.

Master - promo band pic - 2018 - #33MO33ILMG93

Transcending Obscurity Records label owner Kunal Choksi says, “It’s truly a dream come true to work with a legendary band in Master. Paul Speckmann proved to be a man of rare integrity and signed the contract within two hours of bringing up the topic. Needless to say, I will be doing my utmost best not to let him down and do greater things for his band, now and in the future. This is a very fortuitous signing for the label and I couldn’t be happier. Hard work does pay off, it seems, when there was little respite. Thanks to Rogga Johansson of Paganizer for highly recommending my label to the band. Here’s hoping for a strong partnership with the legends Master.”

Master’s founder Paul Speckmann comments: “Of course it’s an honor and a privilege in these days to sign to a reputable label which comes highly recommended by many excellent musicians! The future of Master carries on and we will fight until the end!”

Master - promo band pic - 2018 - #333 #MO3ILMN11

Band lineup:

Paul Speckmann – Vocals, Bass

Zdenek Pradlovsky – Drums

Aleš Nejezchleba – Guitars and solos

Track listing:

  1. Vindictive Miscreant
  2. Actions Speak Louder Than Words
  3. Replaced
  4. The Inner Strength Of The Demon
  5. The Book
  6. Engulfed In Paranoia
  7. The Impossible Of Dreams
  8. Stand Up And Be Counted

Source:

Transcending Obscurity Records Bands

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

Official Master Facebook

Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

LONG LIVE MASTER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

%d bloggers like this: