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Death Metal Legends MASTER Sign To Transcending Obscurity Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Master are one of the earliest proponents of Death Metal and are veritable legends in the line, having been around for over three decades and releasing over a dozen records. It’s phenomenal to get a chance to work with a band of their repute and we can only be grateful to be given a chance to work with them for a brand new full length this year if not more. Master’s latest album ‘Vindictive Miscreant’ will not only please their old fans but will also turn many new listeners into one. It’s their best album in years.

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Transcending Obscurity Records label owner Kunal Choksi says, “It’s truly a dream come true to work with a legendary band in Master. Paul Speckmann proved to be a man of rare integrity and signed the contract within two hours of bringing up the topic. Needless to say, I will be doing my utmost best not to let him down and do greater things for his band, now and in the future. This is a very fortuitous signing for the label and I couldn’t be happier. Hard work does pay off, it seems, when there was little respite. Thanks to Rogga Johansson of Paganizer for highly recommending my label to the band. Here’s hoping for a strong partnership with the legends Master.”

Master’s founder Paul Speckmann comments: “Of course it’s an honor and a privilege in these days to sign to a reputable label which comes highly recommended by many excellent musicians! The future of Master carries on and we will fight until the end!”

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Band lineup:

Paul Speckmann – Vocals, Bass

Zdenek Pradlovsky – Drums

Aleš Nejezchleba – Guitars and solos

Track listing:

  1. Vindictive Miscreant
  2. Actions Speak Louder Than Words
  3. Replaced
  4. The Inner Strength Of The Demon
  5. The Book
  6. Engulfed In Paranoia
  7. The Impossible Of Dreams
  8. Stand Up And Be Counted


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MASTER – Gearing Up For 2014 North American Witchhunt Tour

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Death Metal pioneers MASTER are set to make their North American return next month for 2014 North American Witchhunt Tour.

Kicking off on April 17 in Philadelphia, MASTER will spend three weeks demolishing North American stages in support of their newest release, The WitchhuntJoining MASTER’s legendary founder/frontman, Paul Speckmann, will be guitarists Alex Bouks [ETURNUS, ex-INCANTATION] and VJS [NIGHTBRINGER, INCURSUS], along with drummer Ruston Groose [SURGEON].

The Witchhunt track “The Parable” is now streaming below:

North American Witchhunt -Dates Are As Follows:

4/17 Philadelphia, PA @Millcreek Tavern in
4/18 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
4/19 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
4/20 The Forvm – Buffalo, NY
4/22 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
4/23 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/24 Milwaukee, WI @ The Metal Grill
4/25 Oklahoma City, OK @ Leon’s Metal Lounge
4/26 3 Denver, CO @ 3 King’s Tavern
4/28 Portland, OR @ Slabtown
4/29 Seattle, WA @ 2 Bit Saloon
4/30 Oakland,CA @ The Metro
5/01 Rosemead, CA @ Spike’s
5/02 Pomona, CA Characters
5/03 Tempe, AZ @ Red Owl
5/05 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
5/06 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
5/07 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
5/09 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

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The Witchhunt features 11 brand new tracks of classic and catchy Death Metal played with the intensity and attitude that MASTER fans have come to rely upon over the years. The album’s thick, massive production demonstrates the band’s superb musicianship and songwriting skills. This is an album that sees MASTER at the top of their 20+ year career. The Witchhunt is out now on FDA Rekotz.


Between now and March 17, FDA Rekotz is holding The Witchhunt Weekend sale. All items related to MASTER’s newest release are being offered at a discount rate. CD, T-shirts, vinyl and patches!
For details, visit this location.

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DEHUMAN – To Tour The Balkans With MASTER

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Andrea Vissol – bass/vocals

Rafaël Sellekaerts – guitar

Mathias Boulougouris – guitar

Laye Les Sludgy Louhenapessy – drums


Belgian Death Metal horde DEHUMAN are hitting the road with the legendary MASTER for the third time. First was their late 2012 “Bleeding Europe Tour”, then both embarked on a weekend tour of the UK in early 2013 and now they’re invading The Balkans together.

From December 12 – 21, DEHUMAN will bring the “Desecrated Deathkult Tour” to seven different countries – Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey – in support of their debut full-length, Black Throne of all Creation, released last year by Kaotoxin Records. Croatian death hoard HANGED will provide support for select dates.

In other DEHUMAN news, the band is currently working hard on the follow-up to Black Throne of all Creation. The as-of-yet-untitled album is being recorded at Blackout Studios (Enthroned, Emptiness) and will be mixed and mastered by Francis Caste at Sainte Marthe Studios (Arkhon Infaustus, Department Of Correction). Kaotoxin Records is tentatively planning an early 2014 release.

“Desecrated Deathkult Tour 2013” with MASTER and DEHUMAN:

Dec.12th – MA – Skopje – Havana

Dec.13th – BH – Sarajevo*

Dec.14th – CRO – Osijek – Teatar*

Dec.15th – SER – Belgrade – Gun*

Dec.16th – BG – Sofia – 8 Ball*

Dec.17th – RO – Sibiu*

Dec.18th – RO – Cluj – Irish’n’Music*

Dec.19th – RO – Bucharest – Fabrica

Dec.20th – BG – Varna – Three Lions

Dec.21st – TUR – Istanbul – Peyote

* with Hanged

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DEHUMAN was founded in 2006 by 4 teenage devotees of Florida Death Metal but the definitive line-up was only finalized in 2010 with the arrival of drummer Laye. Since then the band has been making a name for itself through regular concerts and tours alongside well-established groups (Possessed, Master, Macabre, Belphegor, Agathocles, Aborted, Prostitute Disfigurment, Severe Torture, Leng Tch’e,Cattle Decapitation, Blood red Throne, Arkangel,etc..) and especially through the release of their first album “Black Throne of All Creation – out now on LP and CD. This sensational debut album, recorded in Blackout studio (Enthroned, Corpus Christi, Emptiness..) in February and March 2011, pushes back the sonic boundaries and takes no prisoners.

Black Throne of All Creation confirmed DEHUMAN as one of the rising stars of European Death Metal and recalls the golden age of death metal with its musical references to Death, Carcass, Suffocation and many others. Building on the foundations of old school Metal, DEHUMAN creates their own sound and technique in a way which is reminiscent of Decapitated or Origin.


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For More Info On DEHUMAN:

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MASTER – Pre-orders Now Available For “The Witchhunt”

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The Witchhunt, the forthcoming 12th studio album from Death Metal pioneers MASTER, is now available for pre-order.

Set for a September 27th worldwide release on Germany’s FDA Rekotz, The Witchhunt will be available on digital, CD and white, black or blue vinyl formats. Several pre-order CD/LP + t-shirt packages are being offered. FDA Rekotz and MASTER are also offering an ‘Ultimate Fan Package’ that includes the album on CD and vinyl, a MASTER t-shirt, patch and sticker and a copy of “SPECKMANN – Underground Survivor – The Pictoral,” a limited edition, 196-page book featuring pictures and stories from MASTER founder and Death Metal pioneer Paul Speckmann.

Check out the pre-order options at:

The Witchhunt features 11 brand new tracks of classic and catchy Death Metal played with the intensity and attitude that MASTER fans have come to rely upon over the years. The album’s thick, massive production demonstrates the band’s superb musicianship and songwriting skills. This is an album that sees MASTER at the top of their 20+ year career. Artwork for The Witchhunt comes courtesy of ArtWars Media Design.

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THE WITCHUNT – Track Listing:

The Witchhunt

Plans of Hate

Another Suicide

Waiting to Die

The Parable

God of Thunder

Remove the Clowns

Raise your Sword

Wipe out the Aggressor

Manipulated to Exterminate

The American Dream

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For info and updates on MASTER, visit:

Facebook: Master

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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Pulverised To Release New Titles From: MASTER, FASTKILL And ZOMBIEFICATION

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on June 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey


The New Elite

Release Date: August 14, 2012

Unsurpassed Death Metal monarchs MASTER return with their eleventh full-length, The New Elite. Led by band mastermind/underground icon Paul Speckmann, who’s been churning out his maniacal odes of sonic sickness for over 30 years, The New Elite is a showcase of brick-wall musical integrity. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Shaark Studios (Root, Fleshless, etc), with artwork and layout design by German graphic artist Mark BridgemanThe New Elite offers up a 45-minutes of earnest bulldozing Death Metal centered around social travesty and political coercion. Unapologetically honest, the cruel truth cuts like a knife! This is MASTER! Ordering info available at THIS LOCATION.

The New Elite Track Listing:
1. The New Elite
2. Rise Up And Fight
3. Remove The Knife
4. Smile As You’re Told
5. Redirect The Evil
6. Out Of Control
7. As Two Worlds Collide
8. New Reforms
9. Guide Yourself
10. Souls To Dissuade
11. Twist Of Fate


Bestial Thrashing Bulldozer

Release Date: August 14, 2012

Utterly demented and dangerously fast, Bestial Thrashing Bulldozer comes by way of Japanese schizoids, FASTKILL. Their first full-length in four years, the ten-track long player is a merciless display of first-class, rapid-fire Thrash Metal madness! Recorded, mixed and mastered by Keisuke Okada (Disconformity, Gridlink, etc.) at Sound Studio Noah in Tokyo, and bearing macabre cover art by Kei GomiBestial Thrashing Bulldozer oozes with rapid-fire riffing, pulverizing drum work and morbid screams. Includes a cover song from Hokkaido cult thrashers Nigarobo. Ordering info at THIS LOCATION.

Bestial Thrashing Bulldozer Track Listing:
1. Kill Fast
2. In Thrash We Trust
3. Die In The Pentagram
4. Stench Of Hell
5. Terminal Disease
6. Guillotine Attack
7. Toxic Tormentor
8. Endless Game (Nigarobo cover)
9. Tortured Again
10. Merciless Onslaught


Reaper’s Consecration

Release Date: August 14, 2012

Mexican corpse-walkers ZOMBIEFICATION are set to unleash their new EP Reaper’s Consecration via Pulverised Records this Summer. Having risen from the grave in 2009 following the release of their debut, Midnight Stench, ZOMBIEFICATION wasted no time in concocting a venomous brew that makes up Reaper’s Consecration. Offering their signature brand of noxious Death Metal, neatly packaged into five furious songs, The Stench is more putrid than ever before! Reaper’s Consecration was mixed and mastered at Necromorbus Studios (Watain, Interment, Demonical, etc.) in Sweden and features artwork/layout direction by ZOMBIEFICATION throat Mr. Hitch. Ordering info at THIS LOCATION.

Reaper’s Consecration Track Listing:
1. Dead Today, Dust Tomorrow
2. Death Rides
3. Necrohell
4. I Am The Reaper
5. We Stand Alone


(Source: Earsplit PR)




MASTER – Czech Death Metal Band: New Album Info & Track Unveiled!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary Czech Death Metal legion MASTER have completed work on their eleventh studio offering. Entitled The New Elite, the 11-track work of deviance was again recorded at Shaark Studios and features cover art by German graphic designer Mark Bridgeman, viewable at THIS LOCATION.

Commented MASTER founding bassist/vocalist Paul Speckmann: “The New Elite deals with the problems we face in society at this current time. The rich are getting richer and the poor are starving on the streets all around the world while men battle each other for world dominance! Governments are grabbing the world by the balls and dictating the new rules of the soon-to-be New Elite, while the youth of today just sit down and take it. I really wonder if and when the youth of today will take a stand against these crazy fucked-up, ruthless world leaders. The time has come to stand up and be counted!”

To check out “Smile As You’re Told,” the fourth track off the new offering, click here: Pulverised Records SoundCloud Page.

THE NEW ELITE – Track Listing:

01) The New Elite

02) Rise Up And Fight

03) Remove The Knife

04) Smile As You’re Told

05) Redirect The Evil

06) Out Of Control

07) As Two Worlds Collide

08) New Reforms

09) Guide Yourself

10) Souls To Dissuade

11) Twist Of Fate

The New Elite will be released via Pulverised Records.


Paul Speckmann – Vocals, Bass

Alex Nejezchleba – Guitars

Zdenek Pradlovsky – Drums

(Source: Earsplit PR)

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