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California Death Metal Horde DRAGHKAR To Release ‘The Endless Howling Abyss’ in July

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 31, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

California Death Metal Horde DRAGHKAR will release new EP The Endless Howling Abyss on July 27. The EP will be released digitally, as well as on CD format by Craneo Negro Records (500 copies) and on cassette through Nameless Grave Records (75 copies).

New song “Swallowed by the Dark” is now streaming. Listen and pre-order below:

draghkar.bandcamp.com/album/the-endless-howling-abyss

On The Endless Howling Abyss, DRAGHKAR have turned up the intensity and unleashed violence in its most lethal form. The forthcoming EP is a harrowing journey through 20 minutes of pure Hell, inspired still by the classic fires of ABHORRENCE and AMORPHIS, but now flavored by an increasing influence from the oldest days of the Greek Black and Death Metal scenes, as well as MOLESTED, MERCYFUL FATE, and more.

Track Listing:

1. Traversing the Abyss
2. Swallowed by the Dark
3. Eternal Disintegration (Of The Body And Of The Mind)
4. Fading into Emptiness

DRAGHKAR:

BW – Guitar, Vocals
Daniel Kelley – Bass
ES – Drums

BAND BIO:

Draghkar was formed in 2016 by BW as an outlet for his love of death metal. Originally a tribute to the elder days of the Finnish death metal scene, they put out their first demo on cassette with Witchhammer Productions from Thailand in 2017. It was re-released by Blood Harvest Records later that year. After a series of lineup changes, Draghkar released a split with Desekryptor in the earlier half of 2018 and have come back now with their most ambitious and original output to date, a four track EP entitled The Endless Howling Abyss.

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* For more info on DRAGHKAR:

draghkar.bandcamp.com/

www.facebook.com/DraghkarBand/

www.instagram.com/draghkar_official/

LONG LIVE DRAGHKAR.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

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THE FACELESS “In Becoming A Ghost” US Tour Commences On June 26 In Seattle, Washington

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 14, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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California’s Death Metal warriors, THE FACELESS, will be embarking on their US Tour this Summer, on June 26th in Seattle, Washington! Touring to support their new cranium cracking studio album, In Becoming A Ghost, THE FACELESS will be touring across the US, from June to August.

Take my Metal word for it, THE FACELESS are extremely brutal on stage; and with their supporting cast of bands, this tour will prove to be an epic Death Metal experience! Metal Be Thy Name – Stone.

From The Faceless facebook:

We are proud to announce the In Becoming A Ghost US Tour w/ Lorna Shore, Dyscarnate, NOMVDIC, Dead Eyes Always Dreaming, and The Convalescence. We are very excited to be heading back to some of our favorite cities. Spread the word!

THE FACELESS:

Michael Keene – Guitar/Vocals
Ken Sorceron – Vocals
Justin McKinney – Guitar
Bryce Butler – Drums

For more info: The Faceless

LONG LIVE THE FACELESS.

STONE.

RIVERS Of NIHIL Announces Canadian Headlining Tour (Plus Select USA Shows) With ALTERBEAST, INFERI

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on April 26, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From Metal Blade Records:

Currently wrapping up their stateside tour with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, and Sanction, Rivers of Nihil is ready to head back out on the road again in June/July – this time, headlining a Canadian trek (plus select USA shows) with Alterbeast and Inferi. See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil will be touring in support of their new album, Where Owls Know My Name, which debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

RIVERS OF NIHIL – with Alterbeast, Inferi

June 28 – Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
June 29 – Halifax, NS – Oasis
June 30 – Moncton, NB – Bar Le Coude
July 1 – Quebec City, QC – L’atni Bar
July 3 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
July 4 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
July 5 – Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
July 6 – Sault St. Marie, ON – Rockstar Bar
July 7 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
July 8 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
July 9 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub
July 10 – Edmonton, AB – Temple (Starlite)
July 11 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
July 12 – Regina, SK – Cloud 9
July 13 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
July 14 – St. Cloud, MN – Amsterdam Bar
July 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Miramar Theatre
July 16 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s Inner City
July 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Stage At Karma
July 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
July 19 – Reading, PA – Reverb *
*=Rivers of Nihil only

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

RIVERS OF NIHIL – To Kick Off Tour With Dying Fetus

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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RIVERS OF NIHIL will kick off their North American tour supporting Dying Fetus and Thy Art Is Murder, with additional support from Enterprise Earth and Sanction this week. The tour begins on March 15th in Poughkeepsie, New York and will make its way through nearly three-dozen cities, drawing to a close on April 22nd in Amityville, New York. See all confirmed dates below.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Sanction:
3/15/2018 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
3/16/2018 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
3/17/2018 Agora – Cleveland, OH
3/18/2018 Opera House – Toronto, ON
3/20/2018 Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
3/21/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
3/22/2018 Skyway – Minneapolis, MN
3/23/2018 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
3/24/2018 Summit – Denver, CO
3/25/2018 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT *
3/27/2018 Bossanov – Portland, OR
3/28/2018 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
3/30/2018 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
3/31/2018 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
4/01/2018 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
4/02/2018 The Jamspot – Albuquerque, NM *
4/03/2018 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
4/04/2018 The Riff – Springfield, MO
4/06/2018 International – Knoxville, TN
4/07/2018 The Ground – Miami, FL
4/08/2018 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
4/09/2018 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
4/10/2018 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/11/2018 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
4/13/2018 Come And Take It Live – Houston, TX
4/14/2018 Texas Independence Fest – Austin, TX
4/15/2018 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
4/16/2018 The Building – Hot Springs Village, AR *
4/17/2018 Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
4/18/2018 Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
4/19/2018 One Centre Square – Allentown, PA
4/20/2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest – Worcester, MA
4/21/2018 House Of Independence – Asbury Park, NJ
4/22/2018 Revolution – Amityville, NY
* RIVERS OF NIHIL and Enterprise Earth only

The band will be touring in support of their third full-length, Where Owls Know My Name, set for release on March 16th – just one day after tour kick off – via Metal Blade Records. Whereas 2013’s The Conscious Seed Of Light and 2015’s Monarchy were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, Where Owls Know My Name represents the fall. And although that season is usually associated with death, for RIVERS OF NIHIL, the autumn serves as a rebirth.

Where Owls Know My Name reunites RIVERS OF NIHIL with Monarchy producer Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life) and Dan Seagrave, the storied artist behind such celebrated album covers as Entombed’s Left Hand Path and Suffocation‘s Effigy Of The Forgotten. Where Owls Know My Name is often just as punishing as its predecessors while assimilating ingredients from musical genres as varied as electronica, jazz, alternative, folk, and the golden age of Shrapnel Records. The resulting music is indescribably progressive, a multifaceted soundscape that goes beyond the wildest dreams of even the group’s most ardent admirers.

Sample Where Owls Know My Name’s “The Silent Life,” “A Home” and the title track at: http://www.metalblade.com/riversofnihil where the record can be preordered in various formats.

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* For more band info:

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
http://twitter.com/riversofnihil

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LONG LIVE RIVERS OF NIHIL.

STONE.

RIVERS OF NIHIL – Announces North American Tour With Dying Fetus

Posted in Hard Rock, horror, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 7, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Dying Fetus - Rivers Of Nihil - tour flyer - April March 2018 - #333MO333ILMGDSO

RIVERS OF NIHIL will take on a North American tour this March and April with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, and Sanction. The journey will commence March 15th in Poughkeepsie, New York and make its way through nearly three-dozen cities, drawing to a close on April 22nd in Amityville, New York.

The band will be touring in support of their third full-length, Where Owls Know My Name, set for release on March 16th — just one day after tour kick off — via Metal Blade Records. Whereas 2013’s The Conscious Seed Of Light and 2015’s Monarchy were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, Where Owls Know My Name represents the fall. And although that season is usually associated with death, for RIVERS OF NIHIL, the autumn serves as a rebirth.

Where Owls Know My Nam reunites RIVERS OF NIHIL with Monarchy producer Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life) and Dan Seagrave, the storied artist behind such celebrated album covers as Entombed’s Left Hand Path and Suffocation‘s Effigy Of The Forgotten. Where Owls Know My Name is often just as punishing as its predecessors while assimilating ingredients from musical genres as varied as electronica, jazz, alternative, folk, and the golden age of Shrapnel Records. The resulting music is indescribably progressive, a multifaceted soundscape that goes beyond the wildest dreams of even the group’s most ardent admirers.

For a first preview of Where Owls Know My Name, “The Silent Life” can be heard at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil where the record can also be preordered in various formats.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Sanction:
3/15/2018 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
3/16/2018 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
3/17/2018 Agora – Cleveland, OH
3/18/2018 Opera House – Toronto, ON
3/20/2018 Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
3/21/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
3/22/2018 Skyway – Minneapolis, MN
3/23/2018 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
3/24/2018 Summit – Denver, CO
3/27/2018 Bossanov – Portland, OR
3/28/2018 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
3/30/2018 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
3/31/2018 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
4/01/2018 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
4/03/2018 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
4/04/2018 The Riff – Springfield, MO
4/06/2018 International – Knoxville, TN
4/07/2018 The Ground – Miami, FL
4/08/2018 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
4/09/2018 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
4/10/2018 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/11/2018 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
4/13/2018 Come And Take It Live – Houston, TX
4/14/2018 Texas Independence Fest – Austin, TX
4/15/2018 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
4/17/2018 Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
4/18/2018 Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
4/19/2018 One Centre Square – Allentown, PA
4/20/2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest – Worcester, MA
4/21/2018 House Of Independence – Asbury Park, NJ
4/22/2018 Revolution – Amityville, NY
 Source:
 

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil

http://twitter.com/riversofnihil

http://www.metalblade.com/riversofnihil

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

BEHEADED “Beast Incarnate” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 3, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal Fists 5 Metal Odyssey

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

BEHEADED are a Death Metal band from Malta and their 2017 studio album released via Unique Leader Records, Beast Incarnate, has kicked my Metal loving ass severely. BEHEADED can also be labeled as a Melodic Death Metal band as well; regardless, their sonic brutality is all that needs to be remembered as I give you the Metal details on Beast Incarnate. This album turned out to be one of my most favorite in a very long line of Death Metal album releases from 2017.

The opening title track, Beast Incarnate, I can easily choose to be the very best song on this album; however, this entire album is nothing short of Death Metal bliss. BEHEADED put together 8 songs that are insanely addictive if you love your Melodic Death Metal like myself. The guitar solo on Reign Of The Headless King resonates above the rhythmic blasts, a fine example of how no moment on this album is muffled, flat or low in production. The Black Death is a wonderful song that features wonderful blasphemous imagery, if you put your Metal mind to it like I do.

Punishment Of The Grave is the albums’ epic closer and showcases the brilliance that BEHEADED has musically offered to our Death Metal souls; an amazing song that highlights the bands’ guitarists and leaves me stunned. This album is a killer and as deadly as a cornered rabid sewer rat. BEHEADED have become a mainstay for my steady diet of Death Metal and I highly endorse Beast Incarnate. The vocals of Frank Calleja are incredible and this band has mucho talent from every Metal angle, in my Metal opinion. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Beheaded - promo band pic - 2017 - #345MO77ILNOSMS

David ‘Cejca’ Cachia – bass
Omar Grech – guitars
Simone Brigo – guitars
Davide ‘BrutalDave’ Billia – drums
Frank Calleja – vocals

Marten Van Kruijssen – session live drummer
Daniel Said – session live drummer

Beast Incarnate – Track List:

Beast Incarnate

The Horror Breathes

Crossing The House Of Knives

Reign Of The Headless King

The Black Death

Cursed Mediterranean

Fid-dlam Tadejjem

Punishment Of The Grave

For more band info: Beheaded

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BEHEADED.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – November 2017 Tour Dates

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

The Black Dahlia Murder - November Tour Flyer - 2017 - #3MO33ILMFSO77

The Nightbringers North American Tour 2017 – November Tour Dates:

Oct. 31 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

Nov. 1 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

Nov. 2 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall

Nov. 3 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock

Nov. 4 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater (No Suffocation)

Nov. 5 – San Bernardino, CA – KnotFest

Nov. 6 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red

Nov. 7 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe

Nov. 9 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

Nov. 10 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco

Nov. 11 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall

* Click below for more band info:

The Black Dahlia Murder

LONG LIVE THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

STONE.

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