Archive for Extreme Metal

Canada’s NOMAD Announce Fiery New Single “Burning Alive” Off Debut Album “The Mountain” Out March 2023

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

L-R – Josh MacDonald (Bass), Matt Johnstone (Guitar/Vocals), Bretton Melanson, (Drums/Vocals), Jeff Mabb (Guitar/Vocals)
Photo Credit – Chris Geistlinger

From British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley in Canada, Nomad has been making a name for themselves locally for the last several years, playing at local fests and supporting big-name acts in the extreme metal scene. Now they have their debut album “The Mountain” ready for consumption and their blend of progressive, groovy death metal is sure to impress existing fans and entice new listeners. Their first single “Burning Alive” was the first song they wrote together, pieced together at their very first jam. The lyrics were inspired by the heat of that day, and the careless ignition of forest fires. They added blazing riffs, smokey vocals, and smooth bass lines to round it out, making it an impressive introduction to Nomad. They share their thoughts on the album:

“We’re hoping that it fills the need for a little groove in the metal scene. We’ve spoken to many people in the audience after playing a show that say there are not enough bands like Nomad out there that like to slow it down and catch you with a good hook once in a while. We feel that many emotions and influences can be felt throughout this album and are sure to keep the listeners engaged and entertained with heavy riffs, blasting beats, and dynamic vocals.”

There have been a few lineup changes in Nomad since their inception and each one of those members has left their mark on the band’s music. They’ve always worked collaboratively, one member bringing in the skeleton of a song and it being workshopped until it meets everyone’s standard. This had led to masterful consistency, present in every groovy riff, every chunky chord, and throughout the blasting of drums.

The single “Burning Alive” can be heard via its premiere on Bravewords HERE. ​

“The Mountain” was mixed by drummer Bretton Melanson and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy). It is recommended for fans of Gojira, Lamb of God, and Pantera.

Album pre-order (CD, Digital) – Nomadbc.bandcamp.com

Album and Live lineup:
Bretton Melanson: Drums/Vocals
Matt Johnstone: Guitar/Vocals
Jeff Mabb: Guitar/Vocals
Josh MacDonald: Bass

Album Credits:​

  • All songs written and performed by Nomad.
  • Additional writing contributions by past members:
    Kasey Klassen
    Lorne Valliers
    Dylan Heska
    Justin Kleinsasser
  • Mixed by Bretton Melanson
  • Mastered by Christian Donaldson
  • Album Artwork by: Angela Grimmuza/ Art Of Grimmuza
  • MAPL – Canadian Content

For more info: Facebook.com/nomadmetal |Instagram.com/nomadbandbc

Source: Asher Media Relations

DEAD WILL WALK – Dutch Death Metallers To Release “A New Day Of Dawning” EP

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Dutch death metallers DEAD WILL WALK are ready to present their brand new EP “A New Day of Dawning”. The band offers brooding and furious but always catchy old school death metal with sinuous melodies. 

The coming EP is set to be released on the 27th of January 2023 via Dawnbreed Records, serving as the proverbial crown to the band’s ten-year career.

Stream the first single “Concrete Wombs” HERE.

Tracklist:

  1. Raise the Horde
  2. Nightscreams
  3. Concrete Wombs
  4. From Moving Grounds
  5. Day of Dawning
  6. Headstone Tales

In the deepest and darkest corners of the very crypts that made death metal the powerhouse of undeath and shattered bone that it always has been, there has never been a better time to find yourself lost in its halls. Legions upon legions of new acts are constantly spawning in that madness to bring us new glory the like of which is naught but utterly gripping with bands like DEAD WILL WALK all but the perfect vessels for such chaos with albums like “A New Day of Dawning” all but works of art for the genre.

Overflowing with self-awareness, horrifying talent that’s exuded out of every minute of these six tracks, and a ferocious listen that wouldn’t stop for the very ending of the world, it’s clear that DEAD WILL WALK has put their best foot forward. This is what it means to make uncompromising death metal with such efficiency that can’t be seen as anything less than powerful with each second of this massive creation a conquest upon life itself that simply cannot be denied.

https://deadwillwalk.bandcamp.com/

https://www.dawnbreed.com/

EXNUN – Turkish Extreme Metallers Sign To Time To Kill Records

Posted in Extreme Metal, extreme metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Time To Kill Records is proud to announce the signing of Istanbul, Türkiye’s extreme metal stalwarts EXNUN.

The band is currently putting the finishing touches to new material, which will be released in 2023.

The foundations of EXNUN were laid by bassist and vocalist Can Temiz in 2018 as a project that blends many different genres of metal on the axis of hardcore punk and death metal. In 2019, their first album “Decomposition Of An Infant Soul” was released. The album drew a lot of attention in the Turkish local scene and was critically acclaimed by the Turkish reviewers. One of the songs from the album, “Rape of God” was chosen by the Canadian YouTube channel Banger TV viewers to be the theme song for the Banger TV show “Overkill Global” by a landslide

The band took its final form with the participation of Ozan Çam (Kozmik Yıkım) on guitars and vocals in 2019, Ersin Çağlayan (Radical Noise) on guitars and vocals in 2020, and Aberrant Engin (Burial Invocation, Diabolizer) on drums in 2021.

Stay tuned to Time To Kill Recordsand the band’s socials for details on the upcoming release and other activities in 2023.

Discography:

Decomposition Of An Infant Soul (2019)

Line-up:

Can Temiz: Bass, Vocals, Noise
Ozan Çam: Guitars, Vocals, Noise
Ersin Çağlayan: Guitars, Vocals
Aberrant Engin: Drums

EXNUN

https://www.instagram.com/exnunofficial/

https://exnun.bandcamp.com/

Time To Kill Records

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.timetokill-records.com/

DEIQUISITOR – To Return with “Apotheosis”

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From beyond the confines of measurable knowledge comes Apotheosis; fast, brutal, and unearthly 90s-inspired death metal from Denmark’s DEIQUISITOR.

Comprised of veterans of the Danish scene, Apotheosis includes nine new songs recorded at Phlegm Studios in Lejre and mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson of Earhammer Productions. Continuing the band’s occult-driven cosmic journey, Apotheosis takes the DEIQUISITOR brand of death metal without losing the uncompromising fist-to-the-face approach heard on previous albums. Apotheosis dwells on occult science, ancient mysteries, and apocalyptic themes.

Extremely Rotten Productions and Night Shroud Records will release Apotheosis on CD, cassette, digital, and vinyl formats on January 20.

Tracklist:
Humanoid
Striving for Destruction
Autosarcophagy
The Eyes of Worms
Apophis
Reflected by the Void
Deiquisitor
Atomic Assassins
Praise the Lord

DEIQUISITOR:
Drums: Henrik B.C
Guitar and vocals: Thomas F.J
Bass and vocals: Daniel A

DEIQUISITOR was formed in 2013 by Henrik B.C and Thomas F.J, both of whom spent time in several Order of the Nonagram bands such as BLODFEST and WOLFSLAIR. The duo has returned to its roots in old-school death metal. Those familiar with Henrik and Thomas’ work in the Danish underground scene will recognize elements of the part appearing in their new material. DEIQUISITOR is fast-paced, aggressive, and atmospheric death metal influenced heavily by the sound and style of bands who ruled the genre in the early 90s.

extremelyrottenproductions.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

GOATWHORE – Announces 2023 US Headlining Shows – “Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven” Full-Length Out Now On Metal Blade Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Stephanie Cabral

GOATWHORE will kick off the new year with a short run of US headlining shows through the Gulf States. The trek begins January 5th in Pensacola, Florida and runs through January 14th in Long Beach, Mississippi. Support will be provided by Caveman Cult, Herakleion, and others on select dates. The band’s latest live run serves as a precursor to their month-long European tour with Revocation, Alluvial, and Creeping Death. Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.

GOATWHORE:
1/05/2023 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL w/ Herakleion
1/06/2023 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL w/ Caveman Cult, Herakleion
1/07/2023 Gramps – Miami, FL w/ Caveman Cult, Herakleion
1/08/2023 The Haven – Orlando, FL w/ Caveman Cult, Herakleion
1/12/2023 Freetown Boom Boom Room – Lafayette, LA w/ Golgothan, Herakleion
1/13/2023 Twist Of Lime – Metairie, LA w/ Skulldozer, Cranial Sledge, Vatic Decryption
1/14/2023 Trax Bar – Long Beach, MS – w/ Skulldozer, Killhammer, Herakleion
w/ Revocation, Alluvial, Creeping Death:
1/19/2023 Kulturzentrum Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE
1/20/2023 Matrix Bochum – Bochum, DE
1/21/2023 Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL
1/22/2023 Logo Musik & Bier GmbH Veranstaltungsservice – Hamburg, DE
1/23/2023 Nefertiti på Valand (Jazzföreningen) – Gothenburg, SE
1/24/2023 John Dee – Oslo, NO
1/25/2023 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
1/27/2023 SO36 – Berlin , DE
1/28/2023 AJZ – Chemnitz, DE
1/29/2023 Hirsch – Nürnberg, DE
1/30/2023 Futurum – Prague, CZ
1/31/2023 Akvárium Klub – Budapest, HU

2/01/2023 Viper Room – Vienna, AT
2/02/2023 Backstagen Halle – Munich, DE
2/03/2023 Kofmehl – Solothurn, CH
2/04/2023 Alchemica Music Club – Bologna, IT
2/05/2023 Le Rex De Toulous – Toulouse, FR
2/06/2023 Bóveda – Barcelona, ES
2/07/2023 Copernico – Badrid, ES
2/08/2023 Stage Live – Bilbao, ES
2/10/2023 Travbendo – Paris, FR
2/11/2023 The Black Lab – Lille, FR
2/12/2023 Islington Assembly Hall – London, GB
2/13/2023 Rebellion – Manchester, GB
2/14/2023 Whelan’s – Dublin, IE
2/15/2023 Asylum – Birmingham, GB
2/16/2023 The Fleece – Bristol, GB
2/17/2023 Zappa – Antwerp, BG
2/18/2023 Kulturzentrum Faust – Hannover, DE

GOATWHORE will be touring in support of their Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven full-length, released in October via Metal Blade Records. Unquestionably their fiercest, most accomplished album to date in sound, concept, and execution, the twelve-track offering earned the #9 position on Billboard’s Current Hard Music Albums chart upon its first week of release and stands among the most volatile and plainly dangerous records to come out of 2022.

Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven was produced by Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349) and tracked primarily at Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana under pandemic restrictions. Additionally, the band recruited acclaimed producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Gatecreeper, Code Orange) to mix the record with final mastering duties handled by Grammy-award winning engineer Ted Jensen (Ghost, Gojira, Cult Of Luna). The record is tied together by the art of longtime collaborator Jordan Barlow whose cryptic use of sigils holds deeper meaning to the record’s totality.

Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven is available on CD, digitally, and LP on multiple color variants. Preview and purchase yours today at:http://metalblade.com/goatwhore.

View the band’s previously released videos for “Born Of Satan’s Flesh” at THIS LOCATION and the title track at THIS LOCATION.

GOATWHORE:
Louis B. Falgoust II – vocals
Sammy Duet – guitars, vocals
Zack Simmons – drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – bass

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LACERATED – Debut EP “The Vile Domain” Out Now And Streaming!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Denver (CO) – Released on Halloween 2022, The Vile Domain, the debut EP from Colorado extreme metal horde LACERATED, features five songs of blistering old school inspired death metal. The album is available to stream and/or purchase at the following links:

lacerated.bandcamp.com/album/the-vile-domain

The Vile Domain on YouTube

The Vile Domain on Spotify

Formed in Denver in 2020 and featuring extreme metal journeyman Ivan Alcala (Nexhymn, Throcult, Serberus, etc), LACERATED injects its compositions with anti-trend acidity. Indeed, the EP is authentic, violently performed Death Metal that seeks only to eviscerate and leave memorable scars on the psyche.

Track Listing:

  1. Agitator
  2. Lacerated
  3. Clone
  4. Grotesque
  5. Rellik

Line-Up:

Greg Bueno – Guitar
Rodney Lathrop – Guitar
Jeff Rivera – Vocals
Andrew Rodriguez – Bass
Ivan Alcala – Drums

Credits:

Music by Lacerated.
Tracked, mixed and mastered by Ivan Alcala.
Produced by Ivan Alcala & Lacerated.
All songs written by Lacerated, lyrics by Jeff Rivera.
Cover artwork by Hand Rotart.
Logo designed by Ardha Lepa.
Band photo design by Luis Corral.

lacerated.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/laceratedcolorado

instagram.com/laceratedco

Source: ClawHammer PR

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Returns For 2023

Posted in Black Metal, death grind, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal festivals, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Wacken Metal Battle Canada announces its return in 2023 to cities across the country. Hosting battles from coast to coast since 2013, Wacken Metal Battle Canadaselects one unsigned Canadian band to perform on one of the world’s most prestigious stages and largest metal festival Wacken Open Air, with over 80,000 people in attendance, held in Wacken, Germany for over 30 years.

WMBC has been on pause since 2019, due to the Covid pandemic, and has hosted battles across Canada from 2013 until 2019, with one skip year in 2017.

Previous winners have been The Slyde(Toronto, ON – 2019), Centuries of Decay(Toronto, ON – 2018), Profaner (Hamilton, ON – 2016), Vesperia (Toronto, ON – 2015), Mutank (Montreal, QC – 2014), Crimson Shadows (Toronto, ON – 2013).

Wacken Metal Battle Canada Trailer – https://youtu.be/b55Fh5Vo64k

Independent Canadian bands interested in participating can apply at https://metalbattle.ca/apply.html

Band submissions will open on November 29th at 6 AM PST and close on December 19th at 11:59 PM PST.

Battles will be hosted in the following cities:

Vancouver, BC, Edmonton, AB, Calgary, AB, Toronto, ON, Hamilton, ON, Ottawa, ON, Montreal, QC, and Quebec City, QC.

All bands will be performing in front of experienced music industry professionals who will be making judgments at each qualifying round based on various categories of professionalism and musicianship.

The National Final will be hosted in Toronto, ON in May 2023 (full date to be determined).

WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia adds:

“Very stoked to be getting this going again after a long 3-year break. Our team is back together and excitement is in the air. Really curious to know what bands have been up to during this time, which new bands have formed, I know there are some hidden gems out there and hope to see them emerge for the Metal Battle.”

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is part of an international competition that sees bands from across the country battle each other for the chance of winning their spot among 29 other countries’ champions, and represent Canada in an international battle of the bands at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival: Wacken Open Air. The battles have been hosted at the festival for over a decade giving independent bands the opportunity to showcase their talents to an international audience along with the chance to win multiple prizes.

How it works:
Participating cities will host qualifying rounds plus a city final organized by a local city concert promoter where one band will move forward to the Canadian national final (date and city to be determined). The winner of the national final will move on to perform at the Wacken Open Air 2023 and compete against the winners of 29 other countries in a final global battle. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry representatives.

Rules for participation: https://metalbattle.ca/rules.html

Links:
Metal-Battle.com
MetalBattle.ca
Facebook.com/MetalBattleCanada
Twitter.com/MetalBattleCan
Instagram.com/MetalBattleCan

Source: Asher Media Relations

Extreme Metal Music – One Man Black Metal TRYGLAV Announces New Album “The Ritual” Out Feb 2023

Posted in Black Metal, black metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Extreme Metal Music is proud to announce the release of the one-man black metal band, Croatia’s Tryglav‘s second album “The Ritual” this coming February 2023 to follow the 2019 debut “Night of Whispering Souls” also released on the label.

All the music on “The Ritual” were written by founder Boris Behara with vocals entrusted to vocalist Callum Wright along with mixing and mastering by producer Rocco Pezzin. The songs on the sophomore record began their journey in 2018 as part of Behara’s love for black metal and horror imagery. After many re-compositions and re-arrangements along with interruptions from the world pandemic and his personal health with two open heart surgeries. , “The Ritual” will now see the light once again via Extreme Metal Music, a subsidiary of Italian label Rockshots Records.

After three years, a world pandemic, and two open heart surgeries, I’m proud that the album I worked hard on is finally seeing the light! This time I wanted something more than just individual horror stories, that’s why I worked so hard to put out an original concept story based on Plague Doctors, which are the trademark of this band since the beginning. This album has seen so many difficulties, but finally, after three long years, it’s here! I hope fans will enjoy it as much I did create it!”

Tryglav‘s sound is aggressive, melodic, modern, and emotionally epic black metal, and fans of its predecessor will notice a maturity in sound and lyrics. The story behind the album is set in the 17th century as Tryglav explains further:

“On a dark stormy night, a dying man sighed his last breath. Nothing his parents could do to save his life. A Plague Doctor was called. Four of them showed up, taking the dead body with them. The family knew that they would never see him again. What they didn’t know was that he would come back, in an unimaginable way..”

Tryglav is recommended for fans of Dark Funeral, Dissection, and Uada.

An album trailer for “The Ritual” can be heard at http://www.instagram.com/tryglav_official

Album pre-order CD and Vinyl for “The Ritual”:
CD: https://bit.ly/TheRitual_CD
Vinyl: https://bit.ly/TheRitual_Vinyl

Track Listing:
I The Ritual – 5:26
II The Evocation – 3:51
III The Plague – 5:08
IV The Repentance – 4:15
V The Redemption – 3:18
VI The Vision – 5:44
VII The Vengeance – 4:11
Album Length: 31:56

Album Credits:
All music by Boris Behara
Concept story by Boris Behara Lyrics by Social Abattoir
Vocals by Callum Wright
Band Photography: Susanne Pedersen
Editing by David Busai
Cover,Graphics and Layout by David Busai
Mixed & mastered by Rocco Pezzin
Produced during the year 2019-2022

https://www.extremetalmusic.com

Source: Asher Media Relations

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

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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.

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