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Horror Pain Gore Death – Launches Free 2018 Label Sampler

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 18, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Horror Pain Gore Death Launches Free 2018 Label Sampler


Horror Pain Gore Death Productions is proud to present the 2018 Full Year In Review: 34 Track FREE Bandcamp Sampler!


The sampler features over 1 hour and 58 minutes of music from the following artists:


Download now for FREE at

HPGD Official Website:
HPGD on BandCamp:


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EXHUMED – Gore Metal Merchants Announce US West Coast Tour With INCANTATION; 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise Nears

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 24, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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The Gore Metal merchants in EXHUMED will terrorize the West Coast next month alongside Death Metal veterans/labelmates Incantation. The tour commences February 22nd in Fresno, California and tramples its way through seven cities ending on March 3rd in Oakland, California. Direct support will be provided by Phobia. The journey follows the band’s appearance at the 2018 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal alongside Cannibal Corpse, Enslaved, Goatwhore, and many others and comes in advance of their previously announced Grind Over Europe II Tour with Rotten Sound and Implore.

EXHUMED will be touring in support of their Death Revenge full-length, recently released via Relapse Records. Issues frontman Matt Harvey, “Our tireless efforts to worm our way into your ear-holes continues! We didn’t get to hit all the cities we wanted to since the release of Death Revenge, so we asked our buds in Incantation and Phobia to come out and rage with us on the West Coast. This tour will be short, fast, and extremely fucking loud, so don’t miss it. This is a call to all Death Metal maniacs, grind freaks, and nutty friends – don’t fucking pose – DECOMPOSE!”

Death Revenge sees EXHUMED tread into ambitious new territory as their first concept album; a thirteen-part musical melodrama based on shocking true events. Death Revenge takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery. Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Gruesome), Death Revenge takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, Death Metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths.

A full collection of EXHUMED music videos and audio is available at THIS LOCATION.

Exhumed - Death Revenge - promo album banner - 2017 - #3333MO33ILMG

Death Revenge is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available via HERE and Bandcamp HERE where the record can be streamed in full.


2/01-05/2018 70000 Tons Of Metal – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

w/ Incantation, Phobia:
2/22/2018 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
2/23/2018 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
2/24/2018 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
2/25/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
2/28/2018 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
3/01/2018 Bossanova – Portland, OR
3/03/2018 Metro – Oakland, CA
Grind Over Europe II Tour w/ Rotten Sound, Implore:
4/12/2018 Gibus Live – Paris, FR
4/13/2018 Turock – Essen, DE
4/14/2018 Headbangers Bash – Amersfoort, NL
4/15/2018 Rosenkeller – Jena, DE
4/16/2018 Alte Zuckerfabrik – Rostock, DE
4/17/2018 Klub U Bazyla – Poznan, PL
4/18/2018 Cassiopeia – Berlin, DE
4/19/2018 Schwarzer Adler – Tannhei, DE
4/20/2018 Rocking Chair – Vevey, CH
4/21/2018 Haus Der Kulturen – Gottingen, DE
4/22/2018 The Escape – Vienna, AT
4/23/2018 Randal Club – Bratislava, SK
4/24/2018 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
4/25/2018 Barrak – Ostrava, CZ
4/26/2018 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/27/2018 Pitfest – Erica, NL
4/28/2018 Ms Connexion Complex – Mannheim, DE
4/29/2018 Het Bos – Antwerp, BE
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IMPALED – To Unleash Re-Recording Of Debut Album, On Its 13th Anniversary

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, gore metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Impaled - promo cover pic - 2013

On the thirteen-year anniversary of IMPALED’s The Dead Shall Dead Remain debut, the group will be releasing a re-recording entitled The Dead Still Dead Remain. Long tangled in legal limbo, the music from The Dead Shall Dead Remain has been unavailable on CD for over a decade. The re-recording dodges those legal hurdles and puts the music back in print.

The stakes were raised as IMPALED sought to best the production of the original. The Dead Still Dead Remain features recording and mixing by Vinnie Wojno, famous for his work with Testament. IMPALED and Wojno worked for three years to get the recording they wanted. “It simply sounds better, no matter how you slice it. And we surely do slice it!” says guitarist Jason Kocol.

IMPALED assures fans that the music on The Dead Still Dead Remain is faithful to the original. It features the return of vocalist Leon del Muerte, who says, “it was like the last thirteen years of backstabbing and spitefulness never happened!” Even the artwork, which the band insists has already been banned in 672 countries, harkens back to their first release but is even more revolting.

The shit will hit the fans when Willowtip Records releases The Dead Still Dead Remain on October 29. Preorder info will be available soon at THIS LOCATION.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On IMPALED:

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GHOUL – “Intermediate Level Hard-Core” Streaming In Full, Courtesy Of Decibel

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Ghoul - promo band pic - #1 - 2013

With its official physical release upon us, Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Intermediate Level Hard-Core, the latest covers EP from splatterthrash death dealers GHOUL, in its entirety!

Featuring five tracks of gristly hardcore/punk reverence, Intermediate Level Hard-Coreoffers GHOULified versions of tunes from GWAR, Fearless Iranians From Hell, Willful Neglect, N.O.T.A, and Dayglo Abortions. Said Decibel of the tunes on deck, “Intermediate Level Hard-Core makes us want to run through a cemetery, skateboard in hand, climb a fence, and rage the curb blocks on the other side.” Adds Speaker Creatures, “…don’t be an idiot and miss out on this EP. I’ve already listened to it 94 times in two days and will continue to till someone makes me listen to something else.”

Get Your GHOUL On Here:


Ghoul - Intermediate Level Hardcore - promo cover pic

The CD edition of Intermediate Level Hard-Core will be released on August 20, 2013 via Tankcrimes Records. The EP is currently available digitally for three stinkin’ bucks. Order yours now at:

The vinyl 12″ comes in solid red and is currently available here:

Finally, you can download the band’s outstanding rendition of GWAR’s “Americanized” for FREE HERE:

Additionally, the Creepsylvanian masked miscreants will terrorize Oakland next month alongside Fang at Eli’s Mile High Club five-year-anniversary party. Oakland residents, bring a raincoat and a shovel! Can’t make it to Eli’s? Check out below, the debauchery at the band’s last show in Portland headlining the Northwest Black Circle Fest:

GHOUL Live Actions:
9/7/2013 – Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA w/ Fang


(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On GHOUL:

Facebook: Ghoul (Official)

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EXHUMED – Announce: Grind Over Europe Tour 2012

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, extreme music, gore metal, goregrind, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Following their first ever trek through Brazil with Aborted, California Goregrind ministers EXHUMED will spray their blood overseas next month on the Grind Over Europe Tour 2012. Set to kick off on February 24 in Barcelona, Spain, the band will mercilessly tear through 16 cities. Speakers will blow, ears will bleed, villages will crumble. You have been warned. The band will be joined by label-mates Rotten Sound and Magrudergrind.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey: “We’re fully chuffed to have an opportunity to Grind Over Europe with a couple of our favorite bands: Rotten Sound and Magrudergrind! If you don’t like blastbeats, manic energy, beer, stage-diving, rhino charges, swinging thumbjumps or Scott Carlson bass grinds, do yourself a favor and stay the fuck home! This tour, in addition to being a screaming whirlwind holocaust, will single-handedly bring the phrase ‘play fast or die!’ back en vogue. We’re psyched to get to hit a few countries for the first time on this tour, as well as dust off some old and particularly short, fast, and loud numbers for the set. Our very first tour in ’97 was the Grind Over Europe II tour with Hemdale and Nyctophobic, so whoever said ‘you can’t go home again’ is obviously full of shit! Bring your studded vests, dreadlocks, Agathocles split EPs, and worn out old Napalm Death shirts on down to the show and let’s tear some shit apart! Cheers!”

EXHUMED w/ Aborted:

02/16/2012 Beco – Porto Alegre, RS

02/17/2012 Music Hall – Belo Horizonte, MG

02/18/2012 Hangar 110 – São Paulo, SP

02/19/2012 Hangar Bar – Curitiba, PR

2/20/2012 Armazém do Café – Catanduva/SP

EXHUMED Grind Over Europe Tour 2012 w/ Rotten Sound, Magrudergrind:

02/24/2012 Estraperlo Club – Barcelona, Spain

02/25/2012 TBA Spain

02/26/2012 Sala Jala Jala – Almería, Spain

02/27/2012 Revolver Bar – Lisbon, Portugal

02/28/2012 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal

02/29/2012 Sala Heaven – Santander, Spain

03/01/2012 Salle Des Fêtes De Labège – Toulouse, France

03/02/2012 Kulturwerk 118 – Sursee, Switzerland

03/03/2012 Les Caves Du Manoir – Martigny, Switzerland

03/04/2012 Lo Fi Club – Milano, Italy

03/05/2012 Mochvara – Zagreb, Croatia

03/06/2012 Dürer Kert – Budapest, Hungary

03/07/2012 Euphoria Music Hall – Cluj-Napoca, Romania

03/08/2012 Nova Pekaren – Nitra, Slovakia

03/09/2012 Black Pes – Prague, Czech Rep

03/10/2012 Barrak Music Club – Ostrava, Czech Rep

EXHUMED will be touring in support of All Guts, No Glory, issued earlier this year via Relapse Records. The band’s first new record in almost eight years offers up 11 slaughter-filled tracts of soul-raping, Grind-infused Death Metal that toppled an array of Year End lists including Decibel, Pitchfork,, MetalSucks and Skulls N Bones. To stream All Guts, No Glory in full visit:

(Source: Earsplit PR)



EXHUMED: California Goregrind Legends Announce First Ever Brazilian Dates

Posted in Extreme Metal, gore metal, goregrind, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 19, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Goregrind overlords EXHUMED are pleased to announce four Brazilian shows this Winter with Aborted. This will mark the band’s first time ever in the country. The short but epic run will commence on February 17, 2012 and hit Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Curitiba and Porto Alegre.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey: “We are beyond psyched to head to Brazil for the first time. We’ve been getting letters and emails from folks down there for years and it is going to be awesome to finally be able to play for those maniacs south of the equator. I know they’re ready for some serious gore fucking Metal and we can’t wait to deliver it to them!”

EXHUMED w/ Aborted

2/17/2012 Music Hall – Belo Horizonte, MG

2/18/2012 Hangar 110 – São Paulo, SP

2/19/2012 Hangar Bar – Curitiba, PR

2/20/2012 Bar Opinião – Porto Alegre, RS

EXHUMED will be touring in support of All Guts, No Glory, issued earlier this year via Relapse Records. The band’s first new record in almost eight years offers up 11 choice cuts of grinding death metal and has turned up on multiple Year End lists including Decibel, Pitchfork,, MetalSucks and Skulls N Bones! Metal Underground praised the release saying:  “EXHUMED are back, hungry, vicious, and unrelenting,” while Decibel Magazine noted: “Everything seems more fluid and powerful, though as vicious as it all is, the focus remains on the composition and how it smacks the listener between the eyes.” Revolver agreed: “… fans of dripping blood, gaping autopsies, and ravenous zombies will absolutely adore this record.”

Added Aborted: “EXHUMED has not only strongly persisted over the last 20 years, but has also managed to simultaneously keep their musical integrity and brutal, gore-filled lyrics fully intact.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on EXHUMED, click on the links below:


SKINLESS – To Play Final Show At 2011 Maryland Deathfest

Posted in concerts, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, gore metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

SKINLESS – Following a special, ritualistically brutal, one-off performance last June that brought the classic SKINLESS lineup to the stage once again, the legendary death metal battalion will play their last show at this year’s edition of the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore. Vocalist Sherwood Webber, drummer Bob Beaulac, guitarist Noah Carpenter and bassist Joe Keyser are prepared to scathe listeners with tunes off Progression Towards Evil and Foreshadowing Our Demise for one last time.

Commented Webber of the final performance: “This is Death Metal, so things can’t live forever, and here… we have an end! I’m stoked the guys at the Deathfest thought of us to do the show. It makes sense and we’re all down to do it. I know Noah announced the band’s demise a couple weeks ago, so it will be like seeing a ghost, then going to see Ghost ha!

“You can expect to see the sickest SKINLESS show ever,” he promises. “Last year’s reunion show was killer. It was everything a SKINLESS show should be about the finality of the MDF performance will definitely make it…….FINAL! THE FINAL NAIL!  Everyone in the band are still great friends. I live in Denver and we all have a lot going on in our lives now. We did way more than I ever expected. It was a lot of drive that made it happen; hard fucking work! I’d like to personally thank everyone that got behind us: Relapse, Ted Etoll and Step Up Presents, and most importantly the Metal fans all over the world! I’m over-the-top stoked for the show. If you can’t be there, there is always the miracle of YouTube. You never know what the musical future holds for all of us…keep a look out! Everyone take care, and always…STAY BRUTAL!”

SKINLESS will play on Sunday, May 29th in the main room at 6:45pm.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on SKINLESS, click the links below:



Thank You SKINLESS For Your Brand Of Death Metal.

NECROPHAGIA – DEATHTRIP 69 Releases In U.S. On May 17th, 2011: Death & Gore Metal Legends Return!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, gore metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

NECROPHAGIA – From the storied history of Death, Gore and all Extreme Metal, returns the band that helped pioneer it all: Necrophagia. Be prepared for their fifth full-length to be released on May 17th, 2011, via Season of Mist, titled: Deathtrip 69. With the legendary Killjoy on vocals and at the deadly forefront of Necrophagia, perseverance is this iconic band’s middle name. Don’t miss out on Extreme Metal’s history being made once again… get your insane ears and senses into Deathtrip 69 and be thankful you were told to do so.

I recently corresponded with Necrophagia’s guitarist Boris Randall, in regards to Deathtrip 69. Here is how Boris broke it down, in what to expect from this new Necrophagia album:

“Deathtrip 69 is Necrophagia getting back to it’s roots. Back to what put us on the map for horror and gore mixed with Extreme Metal. At the same time, this album features some new elements that Necrophagia is experimenting with such as more use of acoustic guitars, less synths, different styles of writing, as well as bringing back guitar solos”.

When I asked about the featured guests on Deathtrip 69, being Casey Chaos and Maniac, Boris added:

Casey Chaos shares lead vocals with Killjoy on the song Kyra, a tribute to Kyra Shon of the original Night Of The Living Dead. Maniac has a spoken word section in the title track Deathtrip 69″.


Killjoy – vocals

Boris Randall – guitar

Damien Matthews – bass

Shawn Slusarek – drums

DEATHTRIP 69 – Track Listing:

Naturan Demonto

Beast with Feral Claws

Tomb with a View

Suffering Comes in Sixes

A Funeral for Solange


Bleeding Eyes of the Eternally Damned

Trick R’ Treat (The Last Halloween)

Deathtrip 69

Death Valley 69

* Check out below, some very cool live tour photos of Necrophagia! These photos were taken at the Neurotic Deathfest – Tilburg, Netherlands, April 30th, 2011.

* All live photos are courtesy of and by permission from Boris Randall.

(Killjoy – vocals)

(Boris Randall – guitar)

(Damien Matthews – bass)

(Shawn Slusarek – drums)

* For more info on NECROPHAGIA, click on the links below:


Season of Mist – Independent Rock Metal Label




MACABRE – Announce 2011 Summer North American Tour; European Tour Begins In April!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, gore metal, grindcore, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Murder Metallers MACABRE have announced a string of North American tour dates for this Summer, the latest in their ongoing Grim Scary Tour supporting their latest blistering full-length Grim Scary Tales. Set to kick off in late July, MACABRE will hit the road for two weeks as direct support for Gore Metal outfit Exhumed, and also joined by Cephalic Carnage and Withered.

MACABRE will first hit the road for the previously-announced European leg of the tour in mid-April, with special guests Birdflesh, Rompeprop, and with nine select dates of the tour also including support from fellow Chicagoan Bruce Lamont.

Confirmed Dates For MACABRE The Grim Scary Tour:

European Grim Scary Tour with Birdflesh, Rompeprop, Bruce Lamont (on select dates):

4/16/2011 Salzman Factory – Kassel, Germany

4/18/2011 Feierwerk – Munchen, Germany

4/19/2011 Marx – Hamburg, Germany w/ Bruce Lamont

4/20/2011 Sticky fingers – Gotenborg, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/21/2011 Kafe Deluxe – Vaxjo, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/22/2011 Ungdomens Hus – Uppsala, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/23/2011 O’Leary’s – Kristianstad, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/24/2011 Turock – Essen, Germany w/ Bruce Lamont

4/26/2011 Exit Chmelnice – Prague, Czech Republic w/ Bruce Lamont

4/27/2011 Nova Pekaren – Nitra, Slovakia w/ Bruce Lamont

4/28/2011 Prostor Tančírna – Ostrava, Czech Republic w/ Bruce Lamont

4/29/2011 Skullcrusher club – Dresden, Germany

4/30/2011 Neurotic Deathfest – Tilburg, Netherlands

5/01/2011 4Ecluses – Dunkerque, France

5/03/2011 Dynamo Werk 21 – Zurich, Switzerland

4/04/2011 Pieffe Factory – Nova Gorica, Italy

5/05/2011 Escape – Vienna, Austria

5/06/2011 Warpurgis Metal Days Fest – Hauzenberg, Germany

5/07/2011 Puntpop Festival – Wuustweezel Belgium

5/08/2011 Steinbruch Theater – Darmstad, Germany

North American grim Scary Tour with Exhumed, Cephalic Carnage, Withered:

7/24/2011 Central Illinois Metalfest – Urbana, IL

7/25/2011 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

7/26/2011 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

7/27/2011 Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB

7/28/2011 The Exchange – Regina, SK

7/29/2011 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

7/30/2011 The Distillery – Calgary, AB

7/31/2011 Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC

8/01/2011 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

8/02/2011 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

8/03/2011 Branx – Portland, OR

8/04/2011 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

8/05/2011 The Alley – Sparks, NV

8/06/2011 Cheyanne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

8/07/2011 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

The band’s turbulent new full-length Grim Scary Tales presents the classic MACABRE style fans have come to expect, cleverly combining nursery rhyme sing-along quirkiness with ultra-tight, high-speed, Gore/Grind/Death ingenuity. MACABRE have cleverly devised a “story book of murder” with this album, as Grim Scary Tales tracing back to the earliest recorded and most infamous mass killers.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on MACABRE, just click on the links below!


MACABRE – myspace music


* To check out my album review for Grim Scary Tales, (posted on January 30, 2011), click on the large header link below!

MACABRE “Grim Scary Tales” – A Bloody Good and Terror Filled Escape of Metal Tales!



MACABRE “Grim Scary Tales” – A Bloody Good and Terror Filled Escape of Metal Tales!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, grindcore, Heavy Metal, horror metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

MACABREWARNING: What you are about to read may just have you buying this album and allowing it to serve you bloody Metal right. Metal be thy name I’ve warned you.

You see, it all started one day last week when I innocently went into my email inbox, to see if anyone cares to communicate with me. Oh, except there was someone out there who did give a damn that Stone needs Metal fed to him, just like a tomato plant needs it’s soil nutrients. Stored away inside this mysterious email, I was fed, from a very cool Metal Buddy, (actually a Metal operative whose identity cannot be revealed)… the brand spanking new… MACABRE album of mp3’s! The album title you query? It’s located up on the header of this post and on the album cover photo. Go look for yourself. Gee Metal whiz.

Now, if this wasn’t Christmas morning and Halloween night all rolled up into one tight little Metal ball for Stone! Upon the realization that I was going to listen to 14 new songs from MACABRE, I bellowed aloud for no one else to hear: “Yes Virginia, Stone is one psyched-out Metal camper today!”. Um, I really don’t know who Virginia is, the name just sounds clever when I shout it. Regardless, onto this new MACABRE album… what’s the title? Grim Scary Tales. Now, don’t forget it for I will be repeating it numerous times in this review. Um, yeah, that came out right, didn’t it? By the way… MACABRE is from Chicago… so if you ever wind up on Jeopardy! this bit of Metal trivia may win you some ca$h.

This is MACABRE’S first album since Murder Metal was released back in 2003. That’s about 8 years ago. Wow, I added that pretty well. (And to think, my old algebra teacher said I sucked at math as he threw the chalk-filled eraser at my Metal head back in ’84). That old algebra teacher was a good aim too, I have the indentations on my temple and forehead to prove it. Crap, I’m getting off-base here… onward to the MACABRE facts and Grim Scary Tales album review! I don’t want my boss (who is me) to get pissed off at my ranting.

You see, MACABRE recorded this new entree of hemoglobin oozing songs during their 25th Anniversary. Longevity = you are doing something right in the Metal world… and MACABRE needs to make no excuses to me for not releasing an album a year, like Bon Jovi does with greatest hits albums. This trio named MACABRE have been extremely grinding it out since 1985 and have undoubtedly earned themselves the tag of being called… bloody legends.

The Gore/Grindcore and Murder Metal that MACABRE serves up is getting better by the album, this extreme trio of Metal musicians have not disappointed me when it comes to: Extremity, Speed, Heaviness, Punkness, Rhyme Schemes, Folk Verses and Entertainment Value. The Black Knight encompasses all the essentials I just listed and the same can be said for all 14 songs. Rhyme schemes? Folk verses? Someone in the back just asked… well, yes, there is rhyming gorelore mixed with a tad of Folk vocal passages in the Extreme Metal of MACABRE. Or, is that galore? I like gorelore a ton of beer kegs better.

Taking a bloody stab at nursery rhymes and giddy sing-a-longs, while incorporating them into Grim Scary Tales is the entertainment value that you will be hard pressed to find among your conventional Metal band of today… or yesterday for that matter. Realistically speaking, or realistically writing that is, no other band can do this type of gig as potently well as this tormented trio can. MACABRE has me slapping my knees and reaching for some ancient Hee Haw VHS tapes while they bang out The Bloody Benders, enticing me into joining in to their spooky sing-a-long. Then, without being warned, Burke and Hare comes at my eardrums with it’s Metal velocity aplenty and grinding gore grooves, all in which makes my Hee get scared out of my freakin’ Haw.

Countess Bathory does not flinch with it’s extreme rhythm, maniacal vocals and bouncing beats that pummel my brain into Metal glee. Or is that Metal submission? Either way, it feels damn gooooood. In all Metal seriousness here folks, that is what the entire gore-grinding, Thrashin’ and Death Metalin’ contents of Grim Scary Tales does to me, it picks me up and throws me against the wall while kicking me straight in the ass. I get up, shake it off, then proceed to listen to Grim Scary Tales once again. Why? MACABRE is one bloody good band of distempered Metal musicians, so bloody good that they are always welcomed inside my fried eardrums and unhinged senses.

If your looking to buy that new album of heavy shit that’s gonna make you grin while fulfilling your extreme Metal side, as it’s pissing off your neighbors and mother-in-law when such album is being played at maximum level… then MACABRE and their Grim Scary Tales is the bloody gore meal-ticket for you. I know it’s mine.

* Grim Scary Tales will be released on MACABRE’S very own Decomposed Records. Grim Scary Tales is directly licensed for North American release on February 8, 2011, via Willowtip Records. A January 31, 2011 release date for Europe is set on Hammerheart Records.

* Grim Scary Tales was recorded and mixed at the Ensomberoom by Geoff Montgomery (The Chasm, Coffinworm, Shub Niggurath, Couldron).

* Scott Jackson of Monsterman Graphics and Rock N Roll Comics notoriety, is responsible for the unreal terrific original album artwork and layout.

* For more info on MACABRE, click on the links below:


MACABRE – myspace music



Corporate Death – lead vocals & guitar

Dennis The Menace – drums

Nefarious – bass & vocals

Track Listing For Grim Scary Tales:


Nero’s Inferno

The Black Knight


The Big Bad Wolf

Countess Bathory

Burke and Hare

Mary Ann

The Bloody Benders

Lizzie Borden

The Ripper Tramp From France

Bella The Butcher

The Kiss of Death

The Sweet Tender Meat Vendor





GOREAPHOBIA: Legendary Philadelphia Death Metallers To Release New Full-Length!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, gore metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

“The new tunes will once again contain 1000% occult metal nihilism!”

Legendary Philadelphia death metal squadron GOREAPHOBIA are currently putting the finishing touches on their long-anticipated new full-length fittingly titled: Apocalyptic Necromancy. The follow-up to Mortal Repulsion, released in 2009, the 12-track long player was recorded, mixed and mastered by drummer Jim Roe and features new guitarist VJS (Kult ov Azazel, Crimson Moon, Demoncy, etc.).

Comments guitarist Alex Bouks of the band’s latest output: “All of us in the GOREAPHOBIA camp are real excited about finishing the new record. The new tunes will once again contain 1000% occult Metal nihilism! The only way I can describe our new endeavor is that’s it’s very diverse and takes us back to the band’s roots. Jim has once again recorded and mixed the record at his home studio, Neanderthal. Apocalyptic Necromancy also marks the debut of our new guitar player VJS. There’s a highly positive and magical vibe for the band at the present time. For me, this record is a true progression from the song writing and production on Mortal Repulsion. We hope to have it out soon for all our long time and newer fans.”

GOREAPHOBIA will release Apocalyptic Necromancy later this year. Further details to be announced soon.

Chris Gamble – Vocals/Bass
Alex Bouks – Guitars
Jim Roe – Drums
VJS – Guitar

* For more info on GOREAPHOBIA, click on the link below:

GOREAPHOBIA – myspace music

(Source: Earsplit PR, January 26, 2011)






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STONE: Recently, Boris Randall contacted Metal Odyssey and it is appreciated. Boris is a veteran of Punk and Extreme Metal Music, being a pioneer, in his own right, in the Horror Metal genre. A song writer, vocalist and lead/rhythm guitarist who really adheres to Rock ‘N’ Roll’s true roots, (Boris lists Elvis Presley, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Ramones as influences), he is a musician that is self-made and moving forward. Albeit underground or on Coffin Records, the music of Boris Randall has made some noise in the Heavy Music world over the last twenty + years. Boris has given Metal Odyssey, to share with fans, his career breakdown of bands he has founded and what he is up to at the moment. Here is what Boris Randall had to say and share:

BORIS: First off, I’d like to thank you for supporting Hallowmas and my music. Let me give you some history on myself and how Hallowmas came to be and where it stands now.

In 1989 I formed my first hardcore/punk band called THE SPLATTEPUNKS. We released several albums locally and underground. Complete do-it-yourself. We were relatively popular for what we were doing, and the fact that we were the ONLY punk/hardcore band with a horror image and horror lyrics within an 80 mile radius! (remember, in 1989 there was NO “horror punk” genre either) THE SPLATTERPUNKS kicked unholy ass until 1999 when I felt like it was time to move on. Our final release was an anthology that spanned our 10 years. Two cds, 76 songs, and a 28 page booklet that included lyrics and artwork.


In 2001 I formed HALLOWMAS. The idea was to take up where I left off with THE SPLATTERPUNKS, but to bring even more elements into it. And I did. I even brought a few of The Splatterpunks’ songs into Hallowmas. Hallowmas was a VERY busy band between releases, shows, interviews, videos, etc. The first Hallowmas release (on a real label) was in 2004 on Coffin Records. The album was called “October Burning.” It sold very well and continues to. It also received great reviews. The follow up was the ep you have called “The Road To Hallows Eve.” We went into the studio in 2006 and recorded our next full-length release, but the band broke up. That album, which I called “Autumn’s Soft Decay,” was never released even though it was finished and is in my possession. It also got leaked on the internet, so search the title and see if you can find it. The complete album is 18 tracks.


HALLOWMAS – classic promo group photo:

In 2006 I also released a solo disc called “Season Of Death: The Last Halloween.” I limited it to 50 copies, which lasted about 4 weeks. I filled the time from 2007 to now by working with various bands, writing background music for the Rue Morgue Radio show, did the music for a Rue Morgue Radio video promo, and wrote the score for the Bill Hanzman’s Night Of The Living Dead stage play.

Currently, I’m playing lead guitar in the extreme metal band NECROPHAGIA. If you’re well versed in metal I’m sure you know who they are. We’re in the studio right now working on our new album.

I’ve also got my own band that will have a debut release very soon, but I’m keeping the whole thing under wraps for right now.

That’s pretty much the light detail version of my history. Here’s a more detailed “time line” from my bands and their releases:

1989 “Rat Boy”
1990 “It’s Only Murder”
1993 “The Ghoul Rock Session”
1994 “Live In Wellsville”
1996 “The Devil’s Empyrean”
1997 “1997 B.C.”
1999 “The Demonology” (anthology)

2002 “Zodiac” (single)
2002 “From Beyond” (single)
2003 “Unholy Autumn” (ep)
2004 “Dead And Buried” (ep)
2004 “October Burning” (Coffin Records)
2005 “Death Comes In Threes” (split full length)
2005 “The Road To Hallows Eve (Coffin Records)
2006 “Autumn’s Soft Decay” (STILL UNRELEASED)

This was a side project with Hallowmas bassist, Johnny Coffin. We made one release:
2003 “Demos”

2006 “Season Of Death: The Last Halloween”

I’ve also made guest appearances on:
Nokturne “Kruelty Kampaign”
Necrophagia “Goblins Be Thine”
Morgue Wagon “Morgue Wagon”
Garbage Pail Kids “Lover’s Lane”

I think that about covers it…….so far. I’ve got tons more music on the way. If you like Hallowmas I can’t wait for you to hear what I’ve got cooking. Plus, I hope you’ll enjoy my work in Necrophagia.

Thanks for your interest and support,
stay evil,

Metal Odyssey Note: Thank you Boris. It is always a thrill to get the “story straight” directly from the source. You and all of your bands are always welcomed at Metal Odyssey! Plus… I have a sinister suspicion I’m gonna like your work with Necrophagia’s new album… Deathtrip 69.


From left to right: Boris Randall (guitar), Killjoy (vocals), Undead Torment (guitar), Shawn Slusarek (drums), Damien Matthews (bass).

* For even more info on Boris Randall and Necrophagia, just click the links below:

Boris Randall (solo) – myspace music page

NECROPHAGIA – myspace music page

* In case any visitor missed it, check out the album review I did on Hallowmas – The Road To Hallow’s Eve, back on September 25, 2009, by clicking on the link below:

HALLOWMAS – “The Road To Hallow’s Eve” Is Horror Punk To Scream For


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