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TOKE – November And December Tour Dates

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 6, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

North Carolina’s Stoner and Doom power trio, TOKE, are ready to embark on a tour of the states, commencing on November 11th in Charlotte. Check out the tour flyer above, to see if TOKE will be in your area!

For more band info: Toke

LONG LIVE TOKE.

STONE.

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WHILE HEAVEN WEPT – ‘Vast Oceans Lachrymose’ Lineup To Embark On ‘Farewell’ European Dates

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 25, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

In early 2015, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT main man Tom Phillips had to regrettably pull the plug on the band’s European tour in support of their latest studio album, “Suspended At Aphelion”. The decision led to Phillips’ unexpected retirement from the metal scene, effectively putting the revered doomsters on ice. However, Phillips and his band mates have long sought to make amends to the European crowds who have so strongly backed WHILE HEAVEN WEPT over the years. Now, as 2018 draws to a close, the most recent incarnation of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT that started with 2009’s classic “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” will play its final shows together on a run of European dates that begins November 16 at Germany’s Hammer Of Doom Festival.

“I agreed to do these shows to give everyone else – the band members, our fans, even myself some closure, especially since the last tour was cancelled,” says Phillips. “The other aspect is the circumstances and priorities of the musicians involved are simply not aligned with what an actively touring band requires anymore.”

The “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” lineup – rounded out by bassist Jim Hunter, vocalist Rain Irving, second guitarist Scott Loose, keyboardist/harmony vocalist Michelle Schrotz and drummer Trevor Schrotz – have been holed up in a Virginia rehearsal room putting together a setlist that is not only representative of the latest era of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, but the band’s storied past as well. According to Phillips, some of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT‘s most memorable shows have taken place on European shores, including their 2010 appearance at Hammer Of Doom alongside Irish metallers PRIMORDIAL, which was not only Irving’s third show with the band, but also where the “Triumph: Tragedy: Transcendence” DVD/live album was recorded.

“We’ve always had a great time sharing the stage with PRIMORDIAL,” he says. “I think we’ve played with them more than anyone else in our history – and that’s always been such a great insight into the scope of melancholia and epos. Of course, we’ve also had the great honor of playing with heroes, family and upcoming bands who have gone on to become some of the biggest names out there like ALCEST and GHOST. Most of all though, it’s connecting directly with the people who really care about what we do and again, that’s what these upcoming shows are really about.”

The shows will offer another treat for fans – a limited-edition shirt commemorating the 30th anniversary of the band. “It’s an exclusive design by Gustavo Sazes, who has done the covers for our last couple of albums,” says Phillips. “There’s quite a few layers to the design and it definitely correlates to ‘Fear Of Infinity’ and ‘Suspended At Aphelion’. Personally, I think it turned out amazing and while it does represent our 30th anniversary, for now, it will be available exclusively at the concerts.” `

While these European dates signal the end for the “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” era of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, it does not mean the end for the band. Phillips says there is an entire album of unfinished material that sits between “Fear Of Infinity” and “Suspended At Aphelion” in which he may look to finalize at some point.

“In the end, I’d started on a solo project prior to being involved with the WALPYRGUS album [2017’s ‘Walpyrgus Nights’], but with the WHILE HEAVEN WEPT shows coming up, I haven’t even looked at that again. But for WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, as long as I’m breathing, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT exists, even if the lineup changes for the nth time or we are strictly DIY on a small, independent scale. Only time will tell. For now, it’s time to commemorate a milestone and the end of an era!”

WHILE HEAVEN WEPT 2018 European tour dates:

November 16/17 – Hammer Of Doom, Würzburg, Germany

November 18 – Temple, Athens, Greece

November 24/25 – Dutch Doom Days, Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands

December 7 – Under The Doom VI, Sala But, Madrid, Spain

December 8 – Madrid Is The Dark, Madrid, Spain

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Source: ClawHammer PR

For more band/record label info:

www.facebook.com/whileheavenwept/

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/

LONG LIVE WHILE HEAVEN WEPT.

STONE.

WITCH MOUNTAIN RELEASE SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON MAY 25 VIA SVART RECORDS

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 12, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Whitey McConnaughy

NEW RELEASE IS THE FIRST TO FEATURE SINGER KAYLA DIXON; LISTEN TO “BURN YOU DOWN” HERE

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Portland, Ore., March 12, 2018 – Witch Mountain return from their three-plus-year hiatus with a refreshed line-up (new singer Kayla Dixon and bass player Justin Brown join band stalwarts Rob Wong and Nate Carson) and a new album: Witch Mountain (May 25, Svart Records).

“We’ve always been a patient band,” said founding member/drummer Nathan Carson. “Thanks to all of the touring Rob and I have done with Justin and Kayla over the last three years, we were able to make this album as a full-fledged, road-tested, family unit. Over twenty years, Witch Mountain has never peaked; each record and tour are better than the last. It was a tiny scene when we started, and even though it’s incredibly saturated now, own unique twist on Northwestern doom has continued to set us apart. I can’t wait to share the latest and greatest album with our fans.”

The five-song release features the aforementioned new singer, Kayla Dixon, who had large shoes to fill when Uta Plotkin announced she was moving on following the release of Mobile of Angels. NPR said of Dixon’s abilities: “Kayla Dixon is a rarity in doom-metal, a singer with soul, dynamism, drama, control and poise. There’s proficiency in her voice, but she knows that the blues — especially heavy-metal blues — rolls like thunder and wanders like a diva dancing around. She’s got a gift for righteously nailing the perfect note.”

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Witch Mountain album cover

Witch Mountain track list:

1.  Midnight

2. Mechanical World

3. Burn You Down

4. Hellfire

5. Nighthawk

Witch Mountain pre-orders and the band’s North American tour dates will be announced soon.

* For more WITCH MOUNTAIN:

www.facebook.com/witchmountain

http://witchmountain.bandcamp.com

Source:

LONG LIVE WITCH MOUNTAIN.

STONE.

GREEN DRUID – Psychedelic Stoner Doom Collective To Release “Ashen Blood” Debut Full-Length Via Earache Records This March; Album Details Revealed Plus New Track Streaming

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Psychedelic Stoner Doom collective GREEN DRUID will release their debut full-length Ashen Blood via Earache Records this March. Brooding, atmospheric, and isolationist with weighty riffs summoning the Lovecraftian horrors of the cosmos, GREEN DRUID‘s music entrances listeners with tales of the Old Blood and of dismal worlds too soon forgotten.

Hailing from the land of Denver, Colorado – the first US city to legalize marijuana – GREEN DRUID worships at the feet of the monolithic amplifier, and performs holy communion with the tremorous onslaught of murky tones that emanate from its maw.

“While our first EP and foray into the world of doom could be viewed as us learning the ins-and-outs of the genre, Ashen Blood is where we really started to hone in on our own voice,” issues the band. “Taking influence from the dark fantasy landscapes of games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, we strove to create a truly doomed psychedelic experience.” Fans of Sleep, Electric Wizard, Sunn O))), Thou, Khemmis, The Sword, and Bongripper pay heed.

Ashen Blood will descend upon the ears of the worthy on March 16th on CD, LP, and digital formats. For preorder bundles, go to THIS LOCATION.

In the meantime, sample GREEN DRUID’s “Dead Tree” video at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, GREEN DRUID will rumble the stages of several venues in the coming weeks with additional performances to be announced soon. See all confirmed dates below.

GREEN DRUID – Concert Dates:
1/20/2018 Surfside 7 – Sort Collins, CO w/ Chieftain
1/21/2018 Buckhorn Bar & Parlor – Laramie, WY w/ Stoic., Euth, Old Haunts
2/02/2018 3 Kings Tavern – Denver, CO w/ Palehorse, Palerider, Weathered Statues
2/09/2018 Bar Bar – Denver, CO w/ The Hazytones, GreenMountain, Pennysick
2/22/2018 Bar Bar – Denver, CO w/ Ghosts of Glaciers, Kenaima, Vexing
 
Ashen Blood – Track Listing:
1. Pale Blood Sky
2. Agoraphobia
3. Dead Tree
4. Cursed Blood
5. Rebirth
6. Ritual Sacrifice
7. Nightfall

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GREEN DRUID:
Graham Zander – guitar
Chris McLaughlin – guitar/vocals
Ryan Sims – drums
Ryan Skates – bass

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Source:

http://www.facebook.com/greendruidband
http://twitter.com/GreenDruidBand
http://www.instagram.com/greendruidband

http:/www.earache.com

LONG LIVE GREEN DRUID.

STONE.

DRIFT INTO BLACK – Atmospheric/Experimental Gloom Metal Project Featuring Former Member Of Grey Skies Fallen Releases “Shadow People” EP; Full Stream Available

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on December 30, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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For close to twenty years, Craig Rossi has handled keyboard duties for the Doom Metal band Grey Skies Fallen, recording four albums, two EPs, and two singles with the group. He’s performed numerous shows across the US sharing the same stage with the likes of Opeth, Anathema, Arch Enemy, Amorphis, and Katatonia. He’s since embarked on a new musical journey with atmospheric/experimental gloom metal project DRIFT INTO BLACK and his recently-issued Shadow People EP.

Boasting five depressive tracks, the eclectic sounds comprising Shadow People draw inspiration from a vast array of genres including dark rock, atmospheric, and Doom Metal. Rossi has taken on the task of vocals, guitars, keyboards, mixing, and mastering, along with the help of a hired session drummer. Notes Rossi, “I wanted the production on this EP to sound pale with less crisp than most records; a gloomy sound stage due to the fact that the lyrical content deals with dark human elements. If Anathema, Tiamat, Black Sabbath, and Katatonia all had a love child, DRIFT INTO BLACK would be it.”

Stream/purchase Shadow People in full via Bandcamp at THIS LOCATION or Spotify HERE.

Shadow People – Track Listing:

  1. Dawn Of A New Day
  2. Born Without Eyes
  3. A Funeral For My Enemies
  4. Drift Into Black
  5. Quicksand

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Source: Earsplit

http://www.facebook.com/driftintoblack

http://driftintoblack.bandcamp.com/releases

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DRIFT INTO BLACK.

STONE.

BELDAM – To Release New Studio Album “PASUNG” On January 26th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 24, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Seattle (WA) – Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to release Pasung, the sophomore album from Doom/Sludge titans BELDAM, January 26 on CD and Digital formats.  New song “Vial of Silence” is streaming at youtu.be/emm4kEbWsVM or below:


Pasung is BELDAM‘s second release on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions and their first with new vocalist/lyricist Randall Guidry. The band recently relocated to Seattle, continuing their vision to play skull-crushing, soul-wrenching, paint-peeling Sludge with blackened touches. With influences ranging from Sleep, EyeHateGod, Graves At Sea, The Melvins and Black Sabbath, BELDAM combines a massive wall of guitars, thickened bass tones, bone-rattling drums and harsh vocals featuring lyrics building on the themes of death and despair. Pasung clocks in at 50 minutes of pure, unadulterated American Sludge.

Pasung was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN, April 5-7, with additional tracking on August 31 and September 1, 2017. The album was engineered and mastered by Drew Carroll who recorded BELDAM‘s original 5-song demo in 2015. All guitars and bass on the recording were performed by Grahm Reynolds with the exception of “One from the Stable.” Cullen Wade handled the drums on the entire record. Pasung represents the truest BELDAM. The band focused a significant amount of time on songwriting and pre-production to get the heaviest tones and thickest riffs possible. After parting ways with their original bassist and relocating to Seattle, BELDAM is psyched to release Pasung to the masses and play as many shows as possible in its new Pacific Northwest home.

Track Listing:

  1. Vial Of Silence
  2. Sunken Sorceress
  3. Shed The Coil
  4. One From The Stable
  5. Carrion Feast
  6. That Which Consumes You

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RIYL: Bongzilla, Brainoil, Coffins, Conan, Crowbar, Dopethrone, Grief, High On Fire, Indian, Meth Drinker, Neurosis, Noothgrush, Om, Orange Goblin, Order Of The Owl, Pelican, Primitive Man, Pungent Stench, Rwake, Soilent Green, Sourvein, Sunn O))), Thou, Ufomammut, Weedeater and Zoroaster.

CD Pre-order: www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd164.html

Digital Pre-order: hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/pasung

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Source: ClawHammer PR

* For more band & record label info:

www.facebook.com/BeldamOfficial

beldamofficial.bandcamp.com/releases

instagram.com/beldamofficia

www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/

MetalOdyssey
LONG LIVE BELDAM.

STONE.

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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