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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

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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.

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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.

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* For more info:

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

Source: Earsplit PR

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LONG LIVE HIDEOUS DIVINITY.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

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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

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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.

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“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

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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LONG LIVE METAL.

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RITUAL OF ODDS – New Studio Album “Ritual Of 9” Releases On February 3rd

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 1, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Melodic Death Metal outfit Ritual of Odds from Greece have signed a worldwide deal with Swimming With Sharks Records. The band’s third studio album ‘Ritual of 9’ was recorded at StudiOdds Recording Studio and was mixed & mastered by John Mcris. The band takes influences from bands such as At The Gates, In Flames, and Carcass and have been called the ‘Melodic Death Metal Masters of Greece’ by Axis of Metal (Canada).

Label founder Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter/Ex-The Browning) states: “Patras, Greece… What a great find! The moment I heard “Ritual of 9” I knew this band was something special. They give me the same feeling I got the first time I listened to At The Gates or In Flames. They have all the elements of a melodic death metal powerhouse!”

‘Ritual of 9’ will be available worldwide on Friday, February 3rd via Swimming With Sharks Records and can be pre-ordered at www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.com

The first single, and title track “Ritual of 9” is streaming here:

Ritual of Odds formed in 2003, originally under the moniker Existence Edge, but changed the name in 2005 and began work on their ‘Building up the Underverse’ Demo. In 2008, the band played this material live on stage for the first time and received great reviews, encouraging them to begin working on their debut full length album ‘Underverse’; which was released in early 2010. At the end of that same year, the band recorded their 2nd full length album ‘God is an Atheist’, which was very well received. The band toured Europe and the US, in support of the release, performing with bands such as OMEN (USA), PAUL DI’ANNO (UK), SEPTIC FLESH (GR) and NIGHTRAGE (SW).

The band is often described as Melodic Death Metal, but many influences can be heard. Ritual of Odds have forged a unique sound by infusing elements of thrash, horror and epic metal into their own, creative brand of melodic death.

‘RItual of 9’ Tracklist:

0. Ritual of 9
1. Hunt You Down
2. Feargas
3. Hate At First Sight
4. A Part of Me
5. Digital Hell
6. Why So Serious
7. Greed
8. The Dual Substance of Man
9. What I’ve Become

ALBUM PERSONNEL:
Kostas Fotopoulos – Vocals
Nikolas Perlepes – Guitars
Marios Kanellopoulos – Bass
Petros Haritos – Drums

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* For more info:

Ritual of Odds
www.swsrecords.com

Source: Swimming With Sharks Entertainment

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RITUAL OF ODDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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OBITUARY – Self-Titled 10th Studio Album Releases On March 17th, via Relapse Records

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 15, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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From Relapse Records:

Legendary Death Metal band OBITUARY return with their self-titled, 10th studio album, further cementing their legacy as one of the most important metal bands of all time! Picking up where 2014’s critically acclaimed Inked In Blood left off, OBITUARY show no signs of slowing down as they continue to reign as Kings of their genre.

Recorded at their home studio in Tampa, FL, Obituary is a 10 track tour-de-force of bone pulverizing Death Metal that is as heavy, uncompromising and infectious as anything they’ve released in their historic, nearly 30-year career!

Release Date: March 17, 2017

Track List: Brave, Sentence Day, A Lesson In Vengeance, End It Now, Kneel Before Me, It Lives, Betrayed, Turned To Stone, Straight To Hell, Ten Thousand Ways To Die, No Hope (Deluxe Bonus Track)

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LONG LIVE OBITUARY.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

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VADER And IMMOLATION Confirmed For BRISTOL DEATHFEST! April 15th & 16th Of 2017

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on November 7, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Vader & Immolation will now be co-headlining Bristol Deathfest on Saturday night whilst Hour of Penance and Defeated Sanity will co-headline Sunday night of the festival.

After releasing their eleventh brand new studio album The Empire through Nuclear Blast (on 4th November 2016) Vader confirm they will be co-headlining the first night of Bristol Deathfest alongside American titans, Immolation. Original Saturday headliners, Defeated Sanity will now co-headline Sunday night together with Hour of Penance. British lads, Ancient Ascendant have also been added and Dutch Abrupt Demise will make their first ever UK appearance at Bristol Deathfest.

The latest additions have secured Bristol Deathfest as one of the must attend events for any fan of death metal in the UK next year. Almost every band performing has released a new album in 2016 or will have new releases ready in 2017. Bristol Deathfest is the only place to see Hour of Penance, Defeated Sanity, Nader Sadek, Kraanium, Cytotoxin, Epicardiectomy, and Abrupt Demise in the UK next year.

Defeated Sanity will be performing the Disposal of the Dead EP in it’s entirety before Hour of Penance perform songs from their upcoming album Cast the First Stone and close the festival. Nader Sadek will be performing a special exclusive show at Bristol Deathfest which will feature Derek Roddy (ex-Hate Eternal/Nile, Serpents Rise), Destructhor (Myrkskog, ex-Morbid Angel/Zyklon), George Maier (Pestilence), Sarah Jezebel Deva (ex-Cradle of Filth/Therion) and Mahmud Gecekusu (Perversion).

Full Line-Up:
Vader (Poland)
Immolation (USA)
Hour of Penance (Italy) *
Defeated Sanity (Germany/USA) *
Nader Sadek (Egypt/USA/Norway/Germany/UK/UAE) */**

Dyscarnate (UK)
Kraanium (Norway/UK/Russia) *
Cytotoxin (Germany) *
Man Must Die (UK)
Epicardiectomy (Czech Republic) *
Ancient Ascendant (UK)
Necrosis (UK)
Scordatura (UK)
Abrupt Demise (Netherlands) */**
Body Harvest (UK)
Ascaris (UK)

* = Only UK appearance of 2017 ** = Debut UK appearance

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LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

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Delaware Death Metal Degenerates SCORCHED Releasing Debut Album on Unspeakable Axe

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Delaware Death Metal Degenerates SCORCHED will release their blood-splattered debut opus Echoes of Dismemberment November 25 on Unspeakable Axe Records! You are strongly encouraged to don a poncho, put on a pair of goggles, and then check out the album teaser at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUP3PNijsj0 or below:

Emanating from a sleazy grindhouse theater where the floors are sticky with spilled soda and bodily fluids… sandwiched in the middle of a triple bill with infamous video nasties Cannibal Holocaust and I Spit On Your Grave… Delaware’s deadliest dare you to leap headfirst into the macabre and immerse yourself in Echoes of Dismemberment!

Fueled by all manner of disreputable horror flicks and morbid Metal bands, Echoes of Dismemberment is the Death Metal album of your worst nightmares. Around every corner and under every bed lurks a bloodthirsty madman with a rusty hunting knife, and you are now his prey.

Where do they go… after they rot?

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Track List:

1. To the Chamber
2. Torture Prolonged
3. Flesh Awaits
4. Craving Human Remnants
5. Dealings of a Gruesome Kind
6. Vile Lingering Stench
7. Rot in Confinement
8. Autopsy Incomplete
9. Echoes of Dismemberment
10. Scorched
11. Fluorescent Hell

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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More SCORCHED:

https://www.facebook.com/scorchedde

http://unspeakableaxerecords.com

http://www.facebook.com/unspeakableaxerecords

https://unspeakableaxerecords.bandcamp.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SCORCHED.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

KRYPTS – Announce October Release for “Remnants of Expansion” – Launch Premiere of Album Track “Entrailed to the Breaking Wheel”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Finnish Death/Doom overlords KRYPTS are set to return with their second full-length, Remnants of Expansion. Dark Descent Records will release the album October 28th on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats. Pre-orders begin on September 22nd.

Three years may have passed since Unending Degradation, but KRYPTS have lost none of their excruciating power that made their debut album such a special one, erecting a bridge in between their homeland glorious and down-tuned early 90’s glory and something even more sinister and doom-laden.

And the arrival in 2015 of Jukka Aho from GOREPHILIA on second guitar has done nothing to alter that rare chemistry, on the contrary…

Just like its predecessor, Remnants of Expansion reeks of that ancient feeling but dives even deeper into the abyss. Clocking altogether at 33 minutes, there’s something very majestic and solemn about its five songs.

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Like a serpent circling its prey, the Finns like to play shadow and it’s never truer than on the album’s opener, the monstrous 10 minute “Arrow of Entropy.” But its follow-up, “The Withering Titan,” for instance starts off with Mongol throat chanting, two minutes later the listener is buried under a deluge of blast beats, only to let the instrumental title-track drown you in the cold and bottomless waters of funeral doom.

Once again adorned with Timo Ketola cryptic artwork, Remnants of Expansion is like a big haunted house at a top of a dead trees infested hill on the outskirts of town by a moonless night. Grand in scope, seemingly devoid of any human touch and yet towering over us like a malevolent entity. Behold. – written by Olivier Zoltar Badin 

“Entrailed to the Breaking Wheel” is streaming now on Dark Descent Record’s BandCamp page:

darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/remnants-of-expansion

Source: ClawHammer PR

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More info on KRYPTS:

www.facebook.com/Kryptsdeath

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www.darkdescentrecords.com

darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords

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LONG LIVE METAL.

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