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Western Canada’s Decibel Breaking Metal Fest LOUD AS HELL Celebrates 10 Years!

Posted in dark metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

w/ AngelMaker, Endast, Neck of The Woods, Carcosa, WAKE and more!

July 29 – July 31 – Drumheller, AB @ Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds

Social Media Hashtag #LAHX

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Canadian extreme music festival LOUD AS HELL will be celebrating 10 years of roaring decibel-breaking metal from July 29th to 31st at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds in Drumheller, AB.

LOUD AS HELL has hosted hundreds of Canadian and international bands annually since the first metal jamboree in 2012 with exception of 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. During its decade of showcasing Canadian and international bands to Alberta metal fans, the festival has grown into a pilgrimage for metalheads from across Canada. Past years have hosted headliners such as Into Eternity, Goatwhore, Battlecross, Fit for An Autopsy, Anciients, Archspire, Unleash The Archers, Striker, KEN mode, Obey The Brave, Protest the Hero among many more.

This year’s 2022 lineup is another special one with headliners Vancouver’s AngelMaker bringing their guttural and brutal beauty to the LAH stage for the first time in support of their latest album “Sanctum” along with LAH alumni Neck of The Woods for the Sunday festivities. The lineup also witnesses the reunion of Montreal metalcore titans Endast along with a rare appearance from Calgary’s prog squad Divinity for the Saturday moshpit. And for the Friday opening night, the venomous deathcore of Vancouver’s Carcosa and Calgary blackened death eaters Plaguebringer will set off the debauchery of extreme proportions.

TICKETS FOR LAH X NOW AVAILABLE at the following link – www.loudashell.ca/tickets

All bands on LAH 2022 can be heard at this festival lineup Spotify playlist – https://spoti.fi/3IGRtv7

LAH will be closely monitoring guidelines and updates from Alberta’s provincial government for Covid protocols.

Loud As Hell 2022 Lineup:

Thursday, July 28
Festival Kick-Off Show at Neighbours’ Corner Pub
All Else Fails
ParamNesia
Crimson Caliber
Whorrify

Friday, July 29
Carcosa
Plaguebringer
The Unending
Juliet Ruin
Witchmayne
Osyron
Snakepit
My Mortal Remains
No More Moments

Saturday, July 30
Endast, Divinity
Immortal Possession
WMD
Syryn
Exterminatus
Ophelia Falling
Tymo
Detherous
Devolver
Flashback
Wthcnvctn
Rising Sun
Silent Line
Call Of The Siren
Moosifix
Lost Nebula

Sunday, July 31
AngelMaker
Neck Of The Woods
Wake
Thunderor
Votov
Tortured Saint
Anarcheon
Forsaken Rite
Kosm
My Hollow
Atavistia
Hyperia
Blackest Sin
Stench Of Death
Honour Bound

More info: LoudAsHell.ca

Source: Asher Media Relations

CASTRATOR – Release Video For “Inquisition Sins” – New Studio Album “Defiled In Oblivion” Releases On July 22nd

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Cover art for Defiled in Oblivion by Jon Zig.

New York-based old-school, all-female death squad CASTRATOR have launched the video for “Inquisition Sins,” the newest track off their forthcoming album Defiled in Oblivion. The song features a guest guitar solo from OBITUARY guitarist Kenny Andrews.

Drummer Carolina Perez, who edited and produced the video, comments on the song, “The lyrics talk about the Catholic Church dark era of the Inquisition terror when “witches were burnt alive” (regular people) for being wise or just being themselves.”

The video comes via an exclusive premiere hosted by Brooklyn Vegan. Watch “Inquisition Sins” now at this location.

With their third release to date, the New York four-piece have perfected their blend of fierce old-school USDM to a fault. More uncompromising and ruthless than ever before, CASTRATOR’s zero-fucks-given approach rips and shreds across 9 hypnotically violent new tracks (alongside a cover of Venom’s Countess Bathory) and makes Defiled in Oblivion a release to be reckoned with. Boys club beware!

Dark Descent Records will release Defiled in Oblivion on July 22. Pre-order the album at darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com

Revolver Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, Decibel Magazine, and Gimme Metal Radio are all offering limited edition vinyl variants of Defiled in Oblivion. Each edition is limited to 100 copies.

Get the Neon-Violet Galaxy variant from Revolver and Brooklyn Vegan.

Get the Hot Pink and Black Galaxy variant from Decibel Magazine

Get the Magenta and Aqua Blue variant from Gimme Metal Radio

Pre-order Defiled in Oblivion on all other formats from Dark Descent Records.

Defiled in Oblivion Tracklisting:

  1. Dawa of Yousafzai
  2. Tormented by Atrocities
  3. Befoul My Existence
  4. Inquisition Sins
  5. Voices of Evirato
  6. Forsaken and Deprived
  7. Sinister Mind
  8. Purge the Rotten (Ones)
  9. Tyrant’s Verdict
  10. Countess Bathory (Venom cover)

CASTRATOR:
Robin Mazen – Bass
Carolina Perez – Drums
Kimberly Orellana – Guitars
Clarissa Badini – Vocals

Source: ClawHammer PR

www.darkdescentrecords.com

LONG LIVE CASTRATOR.

RIVERS OF NIHIL – Announces North American Fall Tour Supporting The Contortionist – Band To Perform “The Work” Full-Length In Its Entirety!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on June 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Vince Edwards

RIVERS OF NIHIL will return to the road this Fall on a North American tour supporting The Contortionist. The month-long trek – which begins on September 11th in Dallas, Texas and runs through October 15th in Indianapolis, Indiana – will feature the band performing their latest full-length, The Work, in its entirety!

Comments guitarist Brody Uttley, “We can’t wait to hit the road with The Contortionist this September. On the heels of playing Where Owls Know My Name in its entirety in 2019, we’ve decided to offer our fans another full album live experience. The new songs that we’ve been playing from The Work have been going over in a huge way live, so we hope to make this one the most immersive live experiences that we’ve ever brought out. This one is sure to be one to remember. See you there.”

Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below:

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ The Contortionist:
9/11/2022 The Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
9/13/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
9/14/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
9/16/2022 Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
9/17/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/18/2022 El Rey Theater – Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2022 Bossanova – Portland, OR
9/21/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/23/2022 Metro Music Hall -Salt Lake City, UT
9/24/2022 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
9/26/2022 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
9/27/2022 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
9/28/2022 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
9/30/2022 Le Studio TD -Montreal, QC
10/01/2022 Opera House – Toronto, ON
10/02/2022 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/04/2022 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
10/06/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
10/07/2022 Union Stage – Washington, DC
10/08/2022 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
10/09/2022 Paradise – Boston, MA
10/11/2022 Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC
10/12/2022 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
10/13/2022 Eastside Bowl – Nashville, TN
10/15/2022 Deluxe @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN

RIVERS OF NIHIL released The Work last Fall on Metal Blade Records. The band has never fit neatly into a box, but with 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name, they transcended all labels applied to them. Returning in 2021 with The Work, they’ve forged further into new territory, delivering an album that’s as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own. Inarguably a dense, heavy collection, The Work is far too dynamic to be considered a solely metal record and there is a genuine warmth that shows through, particularly tracks like “Wait” and the gorgeous “Maybe One Day.”

Additionally, the band has incorporated far more clean vocals alongside the screaming that tears through many of the record’s heavier tracks. Courtesy of their friend Zach Strouse, saxophone once again adds extra layers of atmosphere to the collection, utilizing baritone, soprano, and alto saxes to great effect.

Preview and purchase The Work at metalblade.com/riversofnihil.

http://www.metalblade.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

EXMORTUS – Embark On Headline Tour This July, With HATRIOT and SILVER TALON As Support

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Source: From Exmortus Facebook

LONG LIVE EXMORTUS.

CREEPING DEATH – Announces North American Headlining Tour With 200 Stab Wounds, Tribal Gaze, And More – Tickets On Sale This Friday!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Adam Cedillo

Following their recent run supporting Carcass and Immolation, CREEPING DEATH will return to the stage this August on a North American headlining tour. The trek begins August 16th in El Paso, Texas, runs through September 18th in Austin, Texas, and includes performances at this year’s edition of Psycho Las Vegas and Full Terror Assault. Support will be provided by 200 Stab Wounds and Tribal Gaze as well as Ingrown, Spirit World, Vomit Forth, Age Of Apocalypse, and labelmates Plague Years on select dates.

Comments the band, “We’re extremely excited to embark on our first headlining tour later this Summer. We can’t wait to hit the road with such an eclectic group of bands. We’ll see you all very soon!”

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 10th! See all confirmed dates below.

CREEPING DEATH continues to tour in support of their most recent release The Edge Of Existence EP, unleashed last year via MNRK Heavy. With a nod to crossover masters Iron Age, a bit of the tech-death of Cryptopsy, a foundation of forebearers Death, CREEPING DEATH summons a vibrant sound somehow both familiar and fresh. The Edge Of Existence EP further demonstrates the power, fury, and outright revelry at the heart of the band’s identity.

Captured at Homewrecker Recording Studio in Tucson, Arizona and produced and mixed by Ryan Bram (Gatecreeper, Bitter Rivals, Sex Prisoner), the six-song EP introduces three new certified hellraisers — “Relics From The Past,” “Humanity Transcends,” and the title track — alongside remade and revitalized versions of the three songs from the band’s 2016 debut EP — “Sacrament Of Death,” “Doused In Flames,” and “Skinned Alive.”

The Edge Of Existence EP is available on CD, cassette, digitally and vinyl at THIS LOCATION.

View the band’s previously released video for the EP’s title track HERE and a visualizer for “Humanity Transcends” HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE CREEPING DEATH.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – To Kick Off Mini East Coast Headlining Tour This Week En Route To Decibel Metal & Beer Fest

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Alex Morgan

Long running death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off a short run of East Coast headlining shows this week surrounding their performance at this year’s edition of the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Support will be provided by Sanguisugabogg and 200 Stab Wounds on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Sanguisugabogg, 200 Stab Wounds:
6/08/2022 The Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
6/09/2022 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
6/10/2022 Hooligans Music Hal – Jacksonville, NC
6/11/2022 Decibel Metal & Beer Fest @ The Filmore – Philadelphia, PA *
6/12/2022 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
6/13/2022 The Senate – Columbia, SC *

  • No 200 Stab Wounds

CANNIBAL CORPSE continues to tour in support of their critically adored Violence Unimagined full-length, released last year via Metal Blade Records. Comprising eleven tracks, Violence Unimagined is state of the art death metal played with passion and breathless precision, making for another flawless addition to what is inarguably one of the premier catalogues of the genre.

While they continue to do what they do with aplomb, the one substantial change to CANNIBAL CORPSE is the addition of guitarist Erik Rutan to their ranks, joining bassist Alex Webster, founding drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, guitarist Rob Barrett, and vocalist GeorgeCorpsegrinderFisher. Known for his roles in Morbid Angel, Ripping Corpse, and most notably fronting the mighty Hate Eternal, Rutan has long established himself as one of the most dynamic forces in contemporary death metal. Simultaneously, he has built up a reputation as one of the most in demand producers in metal, having previously produced four CANNIBAL CORPSE albums (in addition to Violence Unimagined), alongside the likes of Goatwhore, Soilent Green, and Belphegor. Filling in live on guitar since 2019, in 2020 he became a full member, contributing to the writing process.

To preview and purchase Violence Unimagined, visit metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.

http://www.cannibalcorpse.net

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

VØLUS – Release New Song “The Breathing Reflection”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on June 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Blackened death entity VØLUS has released a new track off its forthcoming album, Thrown to the Abyss. The song, titled “The Breathing Reflection,” is streaming now at this location.

Thrown to the Abyss is a follow-up to Festering AntiCosmic Wound (2020) and Deadstar Illumination EP (2021). The album name is taken from the song “Thrown to the Abyss” VØLUS wrote back in 2018 on The Vermin Speak demo.

Vargheist Records will release Thrown to the Abyss on June 11. Pre-order now at volusblackdeath.bandcamp.com.

Pre-save the album at distrokid.com/hyperfollow/vlus2/thrown-to-the-abyss

Justin Vølus – All Instruments, Vocals and Lyrics

TRACK LIST:
1) Traverse the Arkhanspire
2) Immortal Ninth Tribunal
3) Antediluvian Watchers
4) Chronoblast Paradox
5) The Breathing Reflection
6) Black Flame of Purification
7) Temporal Pathways
8) Ascendance Incinerated

Thrown to the Abyss was written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Justin Vølus, with mastering by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studio. Cover art by Dede Suhita.

Behold the Blackened Death Metal onslaught!

Source: ClawHammerPR

vargheistrecords.com

Death Thrashers DEMIRICOUS Announce New Album: “III: Chaotic Lethal”

Posted in 1950's rock music, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

May 13th, 2022 will mark the release of DEMIRICOUS‘ third studio album III: Chaotic Lethal. After an extended hiatus, the heavy quartet are preparing to unleash a brutal new record.

The band comments: “It’s been 15 years since we’ve released a record. We are so unbelievably proud of this one, and this is the DEMIRICOUS record we’ve always wanted to make. Prepare yourselves. It’s a fucking monster.”

Initially formed in early 2002, DEMIRICOUS released their debut album One (Hellbound) on Metal Blade Records in 2005 pushing them into early success with a global fanbase. Their follow-up album, Two (Poverty) also on Metal Blade Records, was released in 2007. Now, in 2022, DEMIRICOUS are returning even harder and heavier than before.

More information to follow soon.

Line-Up:
Nate Olp
Dustin Boltjes
Scott Wilson
Ben Parrish

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demiricous_official/

Bandcamp: https://demiricousofficial.bandcamp.com/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5FMiEzyrrSAPjBfdz7CPEB?si=WcrvKJG-RWiMgl5BR4ZRiw

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DEMIRICOUS.

RIVERS OF NIHIL – Announces Spring US Headlining Tour With Special Guests Fallujah, Alluvial, And Warforged

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on February 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Mike Truehart)

RIVERS OF NIHIL will return to the road for a Spring headlining tour with support from Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged! The US leg of the Terrestria World Tour begins May 6th in Brooklyn, New York and runs through June 5th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The journey includes a special show supporting Hypocrisy in Austin, Texas as well as appearances by The Zenith Passage and Burial In The Sky on select dates. Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Fallujah, Alluvial, Warforged:
5/06/2022 Market Hotel – Brooklyn, NY
5/07/2022 Jewel – Manchester, NH
5/08/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/10/2022 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
5/11/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
5/12/2022 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
5/13/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
5/14/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
5/15/2022 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/17/2022 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
5/18/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/19/2022 Amplified – Dallas, TX
5/20/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX w/ Hypocrisy
5/21/2022 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
5/22/2022 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
5/24/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/25/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/26/2022 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/27/2022 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/28/2022 Star Theater – Portland, OR
5/29/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/31/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/01/2022 Bluebird – Denver, CO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/02/2022 BLVD – Kansas City. MO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/03/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Burial In The Sky
6/04/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Burial In The Sky
6/05/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Burial In The Sky

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their newest full-length, The Work, released last Fall on Metal Blade Records. RIVERS OF NIHIL has never fit neatly into a box, but with 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name, they transcended all labels applied to them. Returning in 2021 with The Work, they’ve forged further into new territory, delivering an album that’s as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own.

Inarguably a dense, heavy collection, The Work is far too dynamic to be considered a solely metal record and there is a genuine warmth that shows through, particularly tracks like “Wait” and the gorgeous “Maybe One Day.” Additionally, the band has incorporated far more clean vocals alongside the screaming that tears through many of the record’s heavier tracks. Courtesy of their friend Zach Strouse, saxophone once again adds extra layers of atmosphere to the collection, utilizing baritone, soprano, and alto saxes to great effect.

Preview and purchase The Work at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

http://www.youtube.com/Riversofnihilpa

LONG LIVE RIVERS OF NIHIL.

Instrumental Extremists EPOCH CRYSIS Announce Remastered February Reissue Of Debut Album “Rex”

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 29, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Moscow (RU) – Progressive instrumental extremists EPOCH CRYSIS are proud to announce the re-release of 2011 full-length debut album Rex. The remastered album will be released on February 20.

Album track “Routine Glory” is streaming now at: epochcrysis.bandcamp.com/track/routine-glory

The EPOCH CRYSIS story begins in 2001 in Moscow, Russia. Originally created as an experimental studio instrumental project, EPOCH CRYSIS consistently surprised even the most experienced connoisseurs of extreme metal subgenres.

In 2015 EPOCH CRYSIS experienced a rebirth with the help of guitarist Andrey Gostyukhin. During the same period the band recorded vocals for some tracks that had already experienced a “second birth” as full songs. In the near future the group will complete the rewriting of these tracks and compose new songs.

Pre-orders:
epochcrysis.bandcamp.com/album/rex-remastered

Track Listing:

  1. Symphony of Ten Planets – Mars
  2. Routine Glory
  3. Prehistoric Sun
  4. Climate of Fear
  5. The Incredible Adventures of Whitley Strieber
  6. Moon Generation
  7. Broken Heart and Guillotine
  8. Ablaze Within
  9. Dead Rule The World
  10. Forbidden History

Line-up:

Andrew Ghostuhin – Guitars
Vladimir Lehtinen – Guitars, Bass
Toivo Laine – Drums

epochcrysis.band

instagram.com/epochcrysisband

Epoch Crysis on YouTube

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE EPOCH CRYSIS.

Bigfoot Metal Band TROGLODYTE Announce New Album – Release “Meat Your Maker” Featuring Ross Sewage

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Bigfoot-inspired death metal band TROGLODYTE has re-emerged from the Missouri wilderness with their newest bloody slab of brutality, The Hierarchical Ecological Succession: Welcome to the Food Chain.

The album’s first single comes in the form of an 8-bit lyric video for the song “Meat Your Maker,” featuring guest vocals by Ross Sewage (EXHUMED, GHOUL, IMPALED). Ross had this to say about his contribution: “I was pleased as punch when the mutants in Troglodyte asked me to be a part of their music track, ‘Meat Your Maker.’ This was in fact because they punched me, repeatedly, until I meekly gurgled out my parts. Don’t fuck with Troglodyte.”

Check out “Meat Your Maker” now at youtu.be/WLBkynVUKmY and below:

“Meat Your Maker” is also available on all streaming platforms.

The band’s long-awaited fourth album features a rouge’s gallery of names from the metal community. ORIGIN bassist Mike Flores, who has taken part in numerous live shows with the band for years, is making his first studio appearance, writing and recording bass on the new album. Brent Purgason (aka Pustulus Maximus of GWAR), Shwan Knight (CHILD BITE), and Ross Sewage (EXHUMED, GHOUL, IMPALED) also make guest appearances.

Blood Blast Distribution will release The Hierarchical Ecological Succession: Welcome to the Food Chain on all streaming platforms on 3/5/22.

The Hierarchical Ecological Succession: Welcome to the Food Chain was recorded and mixed by Ryan Vincent/Apollo Audio Alt (Misery Index, Scour). Album artwork by Dusty Peterson (Cattle Decapitation, Six Feet Under, Lamb of God).

TROGLODYTE has been battering audiences with their unique brand of knuckle-dragging metal for well over a decade. Created by special effect artist and music video director Jeff Sisson as an homage to all things Bigfoot, the “creature-features” of the ’70s-’80s and classic death metal.

With titles like “Bring Me the Head of Bigfoot,” “Mummified Yeti Hand,” “Murderous Bi-Pedal Hominid Rampage (Where are My Legs?)” and “Entrails Torn from a Cryptid’s Gut,” these songs are not for the faint of heart or those without a sense of humor.

Appearances at the annual Gwar BQ, Detroit’s Berserker, Las Vegas Death Fest, and Denver’s Black Sky festival, as well as hundreds of shows supporting touring acts such as HATEBREED, ROB ZOMBIE, and GWAR, have made them crowd favorites.

The current line-up features Mike Flores from ORIGIN, as well as Michael Langner and Brandon Mitchell from TORN THE FUCK APART.

TROGLODYTE:
Chris Wilson
Mike Flores
Brandon Mitchell
Michael Langner
Jeff Sisson

linktr.ee/troglodyte_band

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE TROGLODYTE.

Horror Inspired Extreme Metal VORAATH (ft. Nile, Xael members) Unleash Next Single “The Barrens”

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

VORAATH, the brutal horror-inspired extreme metal band featuring members from Nile, Xael, Rapheumets Well, Implosive Disgorgence, and Sweet Blood are unleashing their next single “The Barrens” to follow their debut single and music video “Siren Head” directed by drummer Joshua Nassaru Ward and released this past November.

As part of the band’s vivid storytelling, “The Barrens” kickstarts another musical odyssey. Picture a dystopian Earth around the year 2136 and more than 80 percent of the world’s population disappeared after the arrival of an alien species. The music follows a group of mercenaries employed by The Eos Corporation to locate and retrieve something referred to as “the nexus key” in which they run into some complicated and dangerous resistance. Since the arrival of the “Cosmic Architects” strange creatures now roam the dystopian planet. The music is meant to portray the dire and odd environment in which the story unfolds.

The track is just a preview from the otherworldly and experimental metal act based out of the Carolinas as they work on recording their forthcoming full length.

Listen to “The Barrens” at the following links:
Voraath.bandcamp.com
Spotify
YouTube

Music Video – Siren Head – https://youtu.be/4hQzFSpkN9Q

Coming together only during September 2021, Voraath features Brad Parris (Nile) on vocals and guitar, Joshua Nassaru Ward (Xael, Rapheumets Well) on drums, vocals and keys, along with Paul McBride (Implosive Disgorgence, Sweet Blood) on bass, and guitarists Daniel Presnell and Tylor Kohl. The band first began as a vessel for them as musicians to continue touring and writing.

“We wanted to explore even further integrating science fantasy, soundscapes, and metal. This will be something new bringing together emotional yet brutal music and science fantasy so we hope to appeal to both metal enthusiasts as well as those who appreciate the lore of the music.” adds the band.

Transporting fans to a different world, Voraath plans to offer up both escapism and music that relates to them on a personal level. For their live performance, the band has lots of on-stage theatrics and costuming to bring the storytelling to life. It will be both intense and immersive.

Voraath is recommended for fans of death metal, black metal, and 80’s movie soundtracks.

Band Line Up:
Brad Parris – Vocalist, Guitarist
Joshua Nassaru Ward – Drummer/Vocals/ Keys
Tylor Kohl – Guitarist
Daniel Presnell – Guitarist, accompany instruments
Paul McBride – Bassist

For more info:
Facebook.com/Voraath
Instagram.com/voraath

LONG LIVE VORAATH.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – Announces Spring Tour Supporting Parkway Drive – Tickets On Sale Now

Posted in Extreme Metal, hardcore metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by David E. Jackson)

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will return to the road supporting Parkway Drive this Spring! The tour will run from May 8th through June 5th with additional support provided by Hatebreed and Stick To Your Guns. Tickets are on sale NOW! See all confirmed dates below.

Comments the band, “We in THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER are ecstatic to be the extreme metal representatives of this stacked trek across North American soil in support of the mighty Parkway Drive. You’d better wear your coolest Huggies, ’cause we’re about to scare the pants off of you!”

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER w/ Parkway Drive, Hatebreed, Stick To Your Guns:
5/08/2022 UMBC Event Center – Baltimore, MD
5/09/2022 College Street Music Hall – New Haven
5/10/2022 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
5/11/2022 Kemba Live! – Columbus, OH
5/13/2022 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
5/14/2022 Palladium Outdoors – Worcester, MA
5/15/2022 TBA – Montreal, QC
5/17/2022 RBC Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
5/19/2022 Coca-Cola Roxy – Atlanta, GA
5/20/2022 Welcome To Rockville – Daytona, FL
5/22/2022 Metro Credit Union – Charlotte, NC
5/23/2022 Ovation – Cincinnati, OH
5/24/2022 Piere’s Outdoors – Ft Wayne, IN
5/25/2022 Wintrust Arena – Chicago, IL
5/26/2022 The Factory – St Louis, MO
5/28/2022 So What Festival – Dallas, TX
5/29/2022 Vibes Outside – San Antonio, TX
5/31/2022 Wave – Wichita, KS *
6/01/2022 Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO *
6/03/2022 Theater at Virgin Hotels – Las Vegas *
6/05/2022 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA * No Stick to Your Guns

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be touring in support of their Verminous full-length, released last Spring via Metal Blade Records. Without compromising one iota of heaviness, Verminous is unquestionably the band’s most dynamic, rousing, and emotional release to date. That this is a new phase for THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER is apparent as the compellingly filthy opening title track rumbles to life, and the album remains gripping for each of the nine tracks that follow. To preview and purchase the record, visit http://www.metalblade.com/tbdm.

http://www.tbdmofficial.com

http://www.metalblade.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

MESHUGGAH – Announces New Album “Immutable” For April 1st Via Atomic Fire – Album Preorders Start January 28th

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Mavericks. Pioneers. Unique. Immutable.

Destined to be one of 2022’s most hailed and talked-about releases, Immutable once again showcases MESHUGGAH’s collective brilliance, including some of the most jaw-dropping ensemble performances they have ever executed.

Six years on from the band’s most recent full-length, The Violent Sleep Of Reason, 2022 brings a fresh and fearsome revelation from MESHUGGAH. Shattering even the highest of expectations, the band’s ninth album is simply their wildest and most esoteric sonic adventure yet and will be released on April 1st via Atomic Fire. Recorded at Sweetspot Studios in Halmstad (Sweden), mixed by Rickard Bengtsson and Staffan Karlsson and mastered by multiple Grammy award winner Vlado Meller(Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System Of A Down), Immutable will be available in various CD, vinyl, and tape formats. Presales will begin on January 28th, and the first single will be revealed very soon. The stunning cover artwork was once again created by visionary artist Luminokaya.

For guitarist Mårten Hagström, the task of embarking on another unprecedented tech-metal odyssey was impossible to resist.

“The title fits perfectly for where we are as a band,” Hagström concludes. “We’re older now. Most of us are in our fifties now and we’ve settled into who we are. Even though we’ve been experimenting all along, I also think we’ve been the same since day one. The way we approach things and why we still make new albums, and why we still sound the way we do, it’s immutable. Humanity is immutable, too. We commit the same mistakes over and over. And we are immutable. We do what we do, and we don’t change.”

Legendary. Unique. Immutable.

MESHUGGAH is still operating on a higher level of metallic consciousness than just about everybody else. This band blow minds for a living, and Immutable is their most explosive work of monstrous art yet.

MESHUGGAH stand alone. The most inventive and creative metal band of the last thirty years and one of the most widely revered, MESHUGGAH has been standard bearers for forward-thinking creativity in heavy music throughout their illustrious careers. Over the course of more than three decades and eight studio albums, Sweden’s widely worshipped progressive mavens have consistently redefined what it means to be heavy, while exhibiting a ferocious intelligence that belies the crushing weight of their riffs. From the ground-breaking savagery of 1995’s Destroy Erase Improve, to the psychedelic tech-splorations of CatchyThirtyThree, and on to the streamlined grotesquery of ObZen and Koloss, MESHUGGAH has always been way ahead of the game and plainly without peer.

Photo: (c) (MESHUGGAH)

Keep your eyes peeled on all MESHUGGAH channels, sign up for email updates and receive more news about MESHUGGAH’s upcoming album Immutable, along with exclusive offers with some of the newsletters: https://immutable.se.

MESHUGGAH:
Jens Kidman – vocals
Mårten Hagström – guitars
Dick Lövgren – bass
Fredrik Thordendal – guitars
Tomas Haake – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.meshuggah.net

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

LONG LIVE MESHUGGAH.

MÆNTRA – Release Drum/Guitar Playthrough Video For “Svadhisthana”

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

San Francisco (CA) – Brutal Death/Industrial Metal healers MÆNTRA have released a Drum/Guitar Playthrough Video for “Svadhisthana,” the first single from forthcoming debut album Kundalini Rising. Featuring Adam Houmam (drums) and Rudy Pina (guitar), the video is available at the following link: youtu.be/kW1rjY88pPg and below:

MÆNTRA will release Kundalini Rising on February 18.

A lyric video for “Svadhisthana” is also available at youtu.be/4bOyD6SQZYc. The single is streaming on Bandcamp as well.

13.8 billion years ago, the universe was born from a big bang and consciousness was created through the sound of OM. From the journey of billions of years of evolution, survival, death, rebirth, wars, peace, and music emerges MÆNTRA, a quartet committed to helping their listeners find their own personal light by playing in the darkness and embracing aggression. MÆNTRA lays their meditative lyrics on top of a unique blend of brutal death metal, industrial sounds, atmospheric tones, and intentional healing energy.

It is said that by simply playing the debut album, Kundalini Rising, the listener is brought to a state of euphoria and dissolution of the ego. Time no longer has meaning and the past and present don’t exist. Layering a sonically aggressive sound with intentional healing and empowering lyrics, this journey of releasing demons and rejuvenating the soul is grounded in a tour of the seven chakras, guiding listeners through the healing process to release tension, erase limited beliefs, and improve overall physical and mental clarity. Fans can expect in person healing through MÆNTRA’s unique live experience shortly thereafter.

MÆNTRA was formed in 2017 through the current third dimensional incarnations of guitarist and vocalist Rudy Pina and drummer Adam Houmam (Cartilage, Ghoul, Terrorizer L.A.). The universe then brought Paul Ryan (Origin) on bass/vocals and keyboardist Martin Boynton (Short Fuse) to complete the team.

Source: ClawHammer PR

Track Listing:

  1. Muladhara
  2. Svadhisthana
  3. Manipura
  4. Anahata
  5. Vishuddha
  6. Ajna
  7. Sahasrara

LONG LIVE MÆNTRA.

NAPALM DEATH – Photo Gallery From Concert At Bogart’s In Cincinnati, Ohio – November 11, 2021

Posted in concerts, Extreme Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 8, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

L to R: Shane Embury on bass, vocalist Barney Greenway

Yup. Napalm Death. Grindcore pioneers. When it comes to Extreme Metal it doesn’t truly get any more extreme. Napalm Death opened for the prolific GWAR, back on November 11th, at Bogart’s in Cincinnati Ohio. It was an evening that made me feel like the world was okay even though it’s not.

My good buddy Troy accompanied me to this wonderful event and the two of us felt very much at home with all of the beautiful insanity around us. Whatever was going on outside the walls of Bogart’s on this night I could’ve given two shits about. Napalm Death was live onstage!

It wasn’t that easy taking photos of Napalm Death. First and foremost, I was on the threshold of the pit and even outside the pit bodies were being tossed about like sacks of potatoes. Using my iPhone for these photos while trying not to get injured was actually fun, in its own demented way.

I was able to catch a couple of photos (above and below) showing drummer Danny Herrera. No, it wasn’t easy to do.

If you’re looking for a set list here, no can do. I survived just 3 songs in the pit and the rest of the time I was thrashing about like a lunatic stepping on fire hot legos. Song titles were not of my concern that night; throwing down was. At my age, I feel very fortunate I was able to throw down at all.

I’m pleased I’ve been able to share these Napalm Death photos and thoughts with you! My passion for Metal was double downed on November 11th, while at this show. Stay safe out there and… Metal be thy name! – Stone

LONG LIVE NAPALM DEATH.

My Recent Metal Music Purchases – END IT, AHNA And SICARIUS On Cassettes!

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , on May 4, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

I purchased END IT One Way Track on cassette from M-Theory Audio. END IT is a Hardcore band, hailing from Baltimore Maryland. This is a 4 song EP and it was released earlier in 2020, via Flatspot Records. I dig Hardcore and you should too.

I purchased this AHNA Crimson Dawn cassette from the fantastic Caligari Records. If you’re looking for legit underground Metal and/or Extreme Music then Caligari Records is the epicenter of said genres! AHNA hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. AHNA is one damn good, ass-kicking band. I absolutely love this band.

M-Theory Audio delivered once again for me, with this brain splitting release from SICARIUS. If you love Black Metal, you must check out SICARIUS and later send me an annual thank you gift for the next 25 years or more. SICARIUS hail from The Inland Empire in California. Hell and yeah. I’ve been listening to this SICARIUS cassette in my car to and from work for several days now and it’s so inspirational!!

Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey. With countless other things you could be doing, checking in on what Metal I’ve been buying really makes my Metal day. Stay safe and cherish life. – Stone

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE CASSETTES.

STONE.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – New Studio Album “Verminous” Release Info!

Posted in Death Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

On April 17th, The Black Dahlia Murder will release their new album, Verminous, via Metal Blade Records!

Album art by Juanjo Castellano Rosado

Here are all the variations to be released for Verminous:

– digipak-CD

– ltd digi-CD w/ bonus tracks (EU exclusive)

– cassette

– deluxe box set (slip-lid box, digi-CD w/ bonus tracks, purple marbled vinyl, 7″, poster flag, beanie, art prints (2) – limited to 1000 copies)

– RPG box set (hand-numbered box, digipak-CD, 24p campaign booklet, dice (7), Dungeon Master’s screen, maps (4), creature encounter cards (4), blank character sheets (5) – US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

– moonstone gray vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 2500 copies)

– neon green vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

– glow-in-the-dark vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

– green w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 600 copies)

– clear w/ black, green and white splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 800 copies)

– clear vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

– liquid vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 50 copies)

– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)

– grey / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

– white vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

– pink vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

– green w/ yellow splatter vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– red/black marbled vinyl (Impericon exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– clear vinyl (Impericon exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– green / white split vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

* exclusive bundles with shirts and merch items, plus digital options are also available!

* All above info from The Black Dahlia Murder facebook.

LONG LIVE THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

STONE.

THE CONVALESCENCE – Announce Spring Headline Tour

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Just Announced!! The Convalescence will be hitting the road with Filth, Casket Robbery, and Blood of Angels this Spring! Tickets and VIP Packages will be on sale this week!

5.05 – Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum*
5.06 – Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey*
5.07 – London, ON @ Call The Office*
5.08 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Concert Lounge w/Jungle Rot
5.09 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Deathfest w/Jungle Rot
5.10 – Youngstown, OH @ Westside Bowl
5.11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Frog
5.12 – Dayton, OH @ Turnbuckles
5.13 – Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club
5.14 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club Live
5.15 – Houston, TX @ Acadia Bar & Grill
5.16 – Gulfport, MS @ Gulf Coast Beer & Metal Fest
5.17 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Warrior On The River
5.18 – New Port Richey, FL @ The Verona
5.19 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
5.20 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
5.21 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
5.22 – Turtle Creek, PA @ Sub Alpine Society**
5.23 – Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory**
* – No Blood Of Angels
** – No Filth

Source: The Convalescence

LONG LIVE THE CONVALESCENCE.

STONE.

THE BLEEDING – Reveal Artwork, Details For “Morbid Prophecy”

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

World War Now Records is proud to announce UK Extreme Metallers THE BLEEDING, return with their hotly anticipated follow-up Morbid Prophecy, to 2018’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Rites of Absolution. Morbid Prophecy is set for release October 18, 2019 and the album cover art has now been unleashed.

Lead guitarist Tasos had this to say about the new album: “‘Morbid Prophecy’ is an aural descent into hell that encapsulates the saga of the fall of man. The themes of desperation, destruction and death echo through the album in a cacophony of damnation. Man enters the abyss and surrenders to the scale of horror he witnesses. With a ravaged mind he returns to deliver pain and suffering to the unbelievers.

Musically ‘Morbid Prophecy’ has set new standards for us in speed, execution and brutality. The songwriting process has been long and relentless as we pushed ourselves to create a blistering album that builds on the ferocity of our previous release ‘Rites of Absolution’. We feel that we have accomplished that as the recording has fully materialized our vision”

Track Listing:

01 – Demonic Oath

02 – Maelstrom

03 – Entering The Pandemonium

04 – Morbid Prophecy

05 – Storm of The Hellspawn

06 – Sadistic Saviour

07 – Repentance

08 – Hammer of Penance

Formed in 2010 by Themis on vocals and Tasos on guitar, THE BLEEDING was soon joined by Jeff on guitar and Dimitris on drums. Sean on bass completed the line up. The band’s first public performance took place on September 30, 2012 at The Monarch in Camden Town, London and introduced Jamie on vocals. Death Eternal, the band’s debut album was unleashed in 2013. Followed by the 2018 release of the highly acclaimed Rites of Absolution album via World War Now Records.

For more band info, click below:

deatheternal.com

facebook.com/TheBleedingOfficial

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE THE BLEEDING.

STONE.

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