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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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LONG LIVE KRYPTS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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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

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LONG LIVE DESTROYER OF LIGHT.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

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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

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LONG LIVE KING DEAD.

LONG LIVE PENNSYLVANIA.

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SAMOTHRACE – Announce UK Spring Tour Dates

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Seattle, Washington Doom band SAMOTHRACE are pleased to announce that they will be heading across the pond for a spring tour of the United Kingdom! The tour will consist of 14 dates between 27th of April to 11th of May, and includes a date at the highly regarded Desertfest London.

Guitarist Brian Spinks had the following to say about the upcoming dates:

“We (Samothrace) are very pleased to announce we will be returning to the UK for a tour this upcoming Spring. In addition to our Saturday appearance at Desertfest London 2016, we will be traversing across England and Scotland with some additional shows afterwards possible on Western European soil. More info on them in the coming weeks. The few shows we played thru England in 2013 went by in a flash, far too quickly for our speed of life. We are really looking forward to spending more time touring the UK and possibly seeing more sights than just the back of our eyelids, the alley behind the venues and the truck stops for gas….”

To get a taste of what the band sounds like live, you can download their album Live at Roadburn 2014 here:

https://roadburn.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-roadburn-2014-2

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Source: Dewar PR

For more info on SAMOTHRACE:

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LONG LIVE SAMOTHRACE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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SWALLOW THE SUN – To Release A Triple Album via Century Media Records

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From Century Media Records:

The new Swallow the Sun release will be a triple album entitled Songs From The North I, II & III.

Main songwriter and guitarist Juha Raivio comments:
“Making a triple album in this godforsaken digital and modern-day and age…Many will say it’s madness. I say it is to bring worth, heart and respect back into the music and to the album format where it belongs. This should never turn into a shallow fast food industry where music is only downloaded one song at a time.

These albums hold life, death, gloom, beauty and despair in their deepest levels and forms. The three chapters are different but connected, one long journey through these songs written up here in the North.

Music is holy, albums are holy. See you on the other side, friends.”

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* Swallow The Sun are from Jyväskylä, Finland.

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LONG LIVE SWALLOW THE SUN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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EYE OF SOLITUDE And FAAL To Release Untitled Split EP

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on August 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Two of Europe’s most promising next-gen Funeral Doom/Death Metal bands, EYE OF SOLITUDE and FAAL have joined forces for a split EP of epic proportions.

The untitled EP, which features a previously unreleased track from each band that will forever remain exclusive to this split, will be offered as a three-panel deluxe DigiSleeve CD and digital download. The CD version is strictly limited to 500 collectors-edition copies that includes a series of photos from French photographer Animalerrant.

EYE OF SOLITUDE‘s contribution, the aptly titled funeral march Obsequies, is the stylistic missing link between their future classic Canto III album (which was included on numerous ‘Best of 2013’ lists) and last year’s single-track, 50-minute monster Dear Insanity. This is Funeral Doom/Death at its finest!

FAAL‘s Shattered Hope sees the Netherlands-based unit blends elements of old-school Doom with contemporary Gothic/Dark metal for monstrous results.

The split is now streaming in full at both Zero Tolerance Magazine and MetalOrgie.com. Listen now at the links below:

Zero Tolerance (English)

MetalOrgie.com (French)

Kaotoxin Records will release this untitled split EP on September 18 and can be purchased alone or as part of the “EYE OF SOLITUDE CD pack,” which includes the Canto III and Sui Caedere albums, along with the Dear Insanity EP. Pre-orders are now available at www.kaotoxin.com.

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For more info:

EYE OF SOLITUDE – eyeofsolitude.com

FAAL – thecloudsareburning.com

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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LONG LIVE FAAL 

LONG LIVE EYE OF SOLITUDE.

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WICKED INQUISITION – S/T Album Is Now Available On CD!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on August 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Wicked Inquisition’s critically acclaimed self-titled album is now available for purchase on CD! The album contains 8 tracks of doom infused Heavy Metal. The album is recommended for fans of The Obsessed, St Vitus, Black Sabbath and Trouble. You can stream and purchase the album here:
 http://tridroid.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-2

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LONG LIVE WICKED INQUISITION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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