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GATEWAY TO HELL – Baltimore Doom Metal Unit To Release Debut EP Via Unholy Anarchy Records; New Track Streaming

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

“…a groovy, ghoulish mix of doom metal and the laughter of ugly children, with a touch of inebriation and shame…”

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Baltimore Doom Metal unit GATEWAY TO HELL – fittingly self-described as a, “groovy, ghoulish mix of doom metal and the laughter of ugly children, with a touch of inebriation and shame – will release their debut EP next month via Unholy Anarchy Records.

Slated to drop on July 21st, the five bottom-heavy ragers comprising Clovers were captured at Developing Nations with Kevin Bernsten on their home turf and douses its listeners with heavy riffs, an exceptional vocal attack, and sheer, unrepentant catchiness. The Maryland four-piece conjure loud music about things that matter. Whether it’s a slow burning, existential lament or a fast-paced scorcher about regrettable, late-night, drunken food orgies, GATEWAY TO HELL draws influences from all over the musical spectrum including Deep Purple, Danzig and of course, Black Sabbath.

Clovers will come available digitally and on limited edition vinyl in three color variations (orange/pink merge, clear with blue splatter, and standard black). Preorders are currently available RIGHT HERE.

Check out the title track at the GATEWAY TO HELL Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION or below:

Clovers – Track Listing:

  1. Clovers
  2. Tin Roof
  3. The Drizzard
  4. Rain For Days
  5. Scorched Earth

GATEWAY TO HELL was forged in 2013 when drummer Dan Petruccelli and bassist Rudy Gomez started jamming in the basement of an otherwise reputable Baltimore cake shop. Taking cues from John Carpenter soundtracks, Type O Negative, and Ministry, they realized they were onto something fun and brought in Jerrod Bronson on vocals and Jo K. on guitar to complete the initial lineup. The band released a self-recorded demo in October of 2014 and shows with the likes of The Skull and Crypt Sermon ensued.

By 2015, Gomez moved to Austin, Texas but remains an integral part of the band as the painter responsible for much of the band’s artwork. Eric Smythe was brought in on bass and later Alex Briscoe joined as a second guitarist. Together, they played shows regionally opening for Valient Thorr, The Bronx, Mac Sabbath, and Mondo Generator. In the spring of 2016, they recorded the soon-to-be-unleashed Clovers EP featuring five songs of atmospheric and crushing Metal that fuses their many Metal and punk influences. Later that year, Jo K. fled the band to pursue new projects. The band remains a four-piece. GATEWAY TO HELL‘s catalog includes a self-titled demo, one single titled “Scorched Earth” and their upcoming 2017 debut EP Clovers. The band is currently writing new material for their next album.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/Gatewaytohellbmore

http://www.gatewaytohell.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE GATEWAY TO HELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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Texas Doom Duo CANYON OF THE SKULL Releasing ‘The Desert Winter’ August 19th

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 24, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Austin (TX) –  CANYON OF THE SKULL has returned! The instrumental Doom duo of guitarist Erik Ogershok and Adrian Voorhies (Humut Tabal) will release sophomore album The Desert Winter on August 19. The CD version will be available in a gorgeous 6-panel format.

Consisting of the undeniably epic 37-minute title track of blackened doom, The Desert Winter is a journey deep into the psyche. Listeners are strongly advised to clear out all head space (and any earwax) and settle in for this existential Ride of the Doomed!

Recorded at WoodenHorse studios October 2016.

Mixed and Produced by Zawicizuz and Canyon of the Skull.

Mastered by Proscriptor McGovern (Russ R. Givens) at Nox Luna Inlustris Music.

Artwork Layout and design by Erik Bredthauer.

Adrian Voorhies – Drums, Percussion

Erik Ogershok – Guitars, Bass, Percussion

BAND BIO:

The brainchild of Erik Ogershok, COTS was initially manifested in the winter of 2006. Several local appearances and lineup fluctuations later, life happened, and the project lay dormant. 2014 saw the return of Ogershok as he recruited new musical personnel in the form of drummer Adrian Voorhies of the Austin-based Black Metal outfit HUMUT TABAL and once more brought the doom ensemble to life to melt the faces of all who sought shade in the Canyon walls.

After numerous regional gigs both opening for touring colleagues and spearheading an array of craft beer events and festival slots (including two SXSW appearances), the band closed the year with a blistering performance at the End of the World Fest in Houston alongside Austin brethren The Sword and Eagle Claw. 2015 saw the creation of the band’s first recording, a self-titled EP solidifying the now scaled down duo of Ogershok and Voorhies as a force to be reckoned with in the Texas doom scene.

With the EP capturing some attention, they embarked on a two-week tour of the Midwest, bringing their signature brand of instrumental doom from the Twin Cities to Louisville. Once home, the band commenced production on their most ambitious musical effort yet with rare selected live performances across the lone star state. In October, they headed back into Wooden Horse studios with an A-list production team of Zawicizuz (The Black Moriah) and Proscriptor McGovern (Absu) and their sophomore offering was forged. Now, as the band prepares to release The Desert Winter, only one message can truly be counted on: Abandon All Hope.

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Source:

ClawHammer PR

* For more info:

Canyonoftheskull.bandcamp.com/

Facebook.com/canyonoftheskull

Twitter.com/canyondoom

LONG LIVE CANYON OF THE SKULL.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

GREEN LUNG – Debut Single “Green Man Rising” – A Metal Odyssey Review

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on June 3, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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GREEN LUNG – From the UK emerges a Doom Metal band of seasoned musicians named GREEN LUNG. These dudes have just released their debut single, Green Man Rising, on June 1st. This groovy, doomy, psychedelic (intertwined) with stoner goodness song is available on the bands’ bandcamp site, (see below). Clean vocals and a beefy executed song; even the B side song is worth the price for the doom voyage.

I dig the sound that GREEN LUNG have captured; this band has created respectable chunky riffage and relevant doom atmosphere that also grasps and holds onto some Sabbath-like vibes. Keep on plowing down the doom soaked freeway GREEN LUNG, considering I am eager to hear a whole lot more doom from you. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Side A: Green Man Rising

Side B: Freak On A Peak

GREEN LUNG Bio:

Formed in March 2017, GREEN LUNG play heavy psychedelia that is more attuned to wild woodlands than desert dunes. Made up of current and former members of stoner heavies Oak, occult doom trio Tomb King and instrumental sludge minimalists Deadbox Radio, the London-based four-piece have combined strengths to record an opening salvo that balances gargantuan heaviness with intricate melody.

GREEN LUNG:

Vocals – Tom Killingbeck
Guitar – Scott Masson
Bass – Andrew Cave
Drums – Matt Wiseman

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Album art credits:

Cover design by Mark Ecob (mecob.co.uk)
Cover illustration by Alan Rogerson (baggelboy.wordpress.com)

LONG LIVE GREEN LUNG.

Stone.

KINGS DESTROY – Brooklyn Doom Rock Unit Drops “None More” EP Via War Crime Recordings; Band To Support Sweden’s Truckfighters On North American Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on January 13, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Brooklyn-based five-piece heavy doom rock unit KINGS DESTROY drops a brand new EP, None More, TODAY January 13th, on limited-edition cassette via War Crime Recordings and digitally through streaming services. The follow-up to 2015’s critically lauded self-titled full-length, None More is a fourteen-minute epic broken down into six parts. The track showcases KINGS DESTROY‘s myriad influences, combining elements of doom, sludge, psych, rock, and metal into one sprawling, dynamic composition. It’s spaced-out, fuzzed-out, maxed-out, rock ‘n’ roll doom.

Notes The Obelisk in an extended investigation of the record: “None More moves through its extended but brief stretch, flowing not like a disjointed assemblage of parts, but with a careful and patiently executed arc. It’s not the first time KINGS DESTROY have told a story in their work, but it’s the first time they’ve put so much into the telling.”

Sample None More in full alongside an in-depth examination of the offering at THIS LOCATION. Order None More via War Crime Recordings RIGHT HERE.

None More Track Listing:
I. Rise Of The Betrayer
II. The Blood Waters
III. The Battle
IV. Requiem
V. The Awakening
VI. Rise of the Betrayer (reprise)

KINGS DESTROY will begin their latest North American tour on January 18th, supporting Sweden’s Truckfighters, before returning to the studio to record their fourth full-length in the spring of 2017.

KINGS DESTROY w/ Truckfighters:
1/18/2017 Once Ballroom – Somerville, MA
1/19/2017 Bar Leritz – Montreal, QC
1/21/2017 House Of Targ – Ottawa, ON
1/22/2017 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
1/23/2017 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
1/24/2017 Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
1/25/2017 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
1/26/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
1/27/2017 Downtown Lounge – Tulsa, OK
1/28/2017 The Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
1/30/2017 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
1/31/2017 The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
2/01/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
2/02/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
2/03/2017 Goldsounds – Brooklyn, NY
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2/18/2017 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Yob (Sold Out)
KINGS DESTROY – links:

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KINGS DESTROY.

STONE.

Source: Earsplit PR

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

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KRYPTS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DESTROYER OF LIGHT – Begins Massive Western US Tour Next Week; Trailer Posted + Band Confirmed For Shadow Woods Metal Fest

Posted in doom metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on June 8, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Austin doom-crushers, DESTROYER OF LIGHT, have updated their Summer tour, which begins in just one week, then consumes the remainder of June and nearly half of July.

The upcoming tour is the first extensive tour from DESTROYER OF LIGHT since their Summer 2015 tour with Godhunter, which was booked in support of their Endsville split 2xLP. This new trek sees DESTROYER OF LIGHT taking their Endsville anthems back out to the masses, beginning in Fort Worth on June 16th, then running up through the Central and Midwestern states to the Pacific Northwest, before running down the West Coast on their way back to Texas, the final show going down in the band’s hometown on July 11th.

A brief trailer for the tour is posted HERE or below:

Additionally, DESTROYER OF LIGHT has been confirmed to take part in the second installment of Shadow Woods Metal Fest in Maryland this September, with the likes of Zud, Tombs, Mantar, Wino with Faith In Jane, Ghost Bath, Darsombra, Blood Storm, and countless others, around which another tour is being routed.

Following the recent departure of Keegan Kjeldsen, these tour dates will see DESTROYER OF LIGHT taking to the streets as a three-piece for the first time, with Jeff Klein handling lead guitars, Steve Colca on guitars and vocals, and Penny turner on drums, the trio strategically bulking up on extra amplification for the journey. The band is working on their new album, which will see release in early 2017 on a label to be announced at a later date along with more info on the permanent lineup.

Stream DESTROYER OF LIGHT’s Endsville split with Godhunter RIGHT HERE and see the lyric video for “Electric Shadows” HERE or below:

Endsville is available through a joint release with Godhunter co-owned Battleground Records and DESTROYER OF LIGHT‘s Heavy Friends Records, the 2xLP bearing two slabs of 180-gram vinyl on two colors packed in a gatefold sleeve. Order the digital and vinyl HERE.

DESTROYER OF LIGHT – Tour Dates:
6/16/2016 The Grotto – Fort Worth, TX
6/17/2016 Road Map – Texarkana, AR
6/18/2016 Downtown Lounge – Tulsa, OK @ Freak Tulsa 2016
6/19/2016 The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
6/20/2016 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NB
6/21/2016 Three Kings Tavern – Denver, CO
6/22/2016 Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO
6/24/2016 Wastelander Studio – Boise, ID
6/25/2016 VFW – Missoula, MT
6/26/2016 Emerald of Slam – Richland, WA
6/27/2016 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA
6/28/2016 The Panic Room – Portland, OR
6/29/2016 The Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR
6/30/2016 Base Kamp – Ashland, OR
7/01/2016 Starlite – Sacramento, CA
7/02/2016 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA
7/03/2016 Sweet Water Saloon – Los Osos, CA
7/04/2016 Lexington – Los Angeles, CA
7/05/2016 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
7/06/2016 The Womb Room – Las Vegas, NV
7/07/2016 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
7/08/2016 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
7/09/2016 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX
7/10/2016 The Depot O’Bar – Lubbock, TX
7/11/2016 The Grand – Austin, TX
9/15-18/2016 Camp Hidden Valley – White Hall, MD @ Shadow Woods Metal Fest

For more info on DESTROYER OF LIGHT:

http://www.destroyeroflight.bandcamp.com

Facebook: Destroyer of Light

Facebook: Heavy Friends Records

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Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DESTROYER OF LIGHT.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

KING DEAD: Psychedelic Bass And Drum Trio Confirms New Live Dates; Vinyl Edition Of “Woe & Judgement” Now Available

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on June 7, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Pennsylvania mostly instrumentalists, KING DEAD, will bring their spacious, tripped out, post-metal/doom manifestations to the stage on a smattering of live performances this Summer. The band’s latest excursions include an in-store appearance this weekend at Darkside Records in Poughkeepsie, New York with Geezer and Linear North.

Comments drummer Steve Truglio of the upcoming dates, “It’s really getting fun now. Not only are we enjoying the hell out of playing the new Woe & Judgment stuff, but we just started test driving an even newer song in the set. We are playing cool places with great bands and things are really starting to click.”

KING DEAD undraped their three-song full-length, Woe & Judgement, earlier this year. Having impressed with the spacious post-metal textures of their 2014 demo, the scope of Woe & Judgement has expanded considerably even from where it started. With three tracks constructed to fit on two sides, KING DEAD – Truglio with four-string bassist Kevin Vanderhoof, and six-string bassist Wil McGrath – pushes its way into an encompassing rumble that still seems to hold onto a human core even as it lumbers between airy doom and rawer, thoroughly reverbed noise.

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“It’s an immersive, thirty-seven-minute stretch,” proclaims The Obelisk, “but lack of pretense prevails, and KING DEAD‘s debut long-player finds them aesthetically locked in and proffering a balance between the raw and the lush, with a patience underlying that only makes the songs seem more methodical.”

Woe & Judgement is currently available on limited edition vinyl and can be streamed at THIS LOCATION.  

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KING DEAD:
6/11/2016 Darkside Records – Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Geezer, Linear North
6/13/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Chiefs, Beast Modulus, River Cult
8/06/2016 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Iron Man, Caustic Casanova, Horehound
8/19/2016 O’Briens Pub – Allston, MA w/ Snail

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KING DEAD have been conspicuously haunting the Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania area. Bass players Wil McGrath and Kevin Vanderhoof, recruited New Jersey transplant Steve Truglio on drums in 2013, and have been traumatizing ears throughout Pennsylvania ever since. Their debut record Woe & Judgement was recorded by Dave Reiser in Stroudsburg at Rock Hard Studios. Call it sludge, doom, spaghetti western doom sludge… With virtually no vocals, it’s all about dynamics and the building tempos. Creepy, dreary, sleepy and melodic riffs layered over deep bottom and pounding drums.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info on KING DEAD:

http://www.facebook.com/king.dead.band

http://www.kingdead.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KING DEAD.

LONG LIVE PENNSYLVANIA.

Stone.

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