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VASTUM – Oakland Death Metal Quintet Releases New Single; ‘Orificial Purge’ Full-Length Nears Release This Month Through 20 Buck Spin

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 1, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Oakland death metal outfit VASTUM is preparing for the release of their gnarled fourth album, Orificial Purge. Ahead of the album’s public unveiling through 20 Buck Spin at the end of October, the new single “I On The Knife (Second Wound)” has been issued.

With lead vocalist Daniel Butler, guitarist/vocalist Leila Abdul-Rauf, guitarist Shelby Lermo, bassist Luca Indrio, and drummer Chad Gailey, Ryan Honaker provides guest strings on VASTUM‘s Orificial Purge, and Honaker and Abdul-Rauf also help shape the album with elements of ambience. Recorded with Greg Wilkinson (Necrot, Nightfell, Ulthar) at Earhammer Studios and visually represented by the brooding abstraction of San Francisco artist Laina Terpstra, VASTUM’s Orificial Purge is one of the year’s most vicious and hypnotic LPs. Fans of Bolt Thrower, Undergang, Autopsy, Necrot, Asphyx, Mortuous, Tomb Mold, and Scorched are orificially summoned to take note.

Vocalist Daniel Butler exposes of the track’s lyrical content, “‘I On The Knife’ is about psychophysical self-mutilation under the command of a thing, an it, which is gradually symbolized as an object (e.g. father, knife) that in turn reveals the self as a wound. Basically, it’s about how you’re a wound and nothing else.”

Guitarist/vocalist Leila Abdul-Rauf offers, “We felt this song – along with initial single, ‘Reveries In Autophagia’ – was the most representative of the classic VASTUM sound.”

Hear VASTUM’s “I On The Knife (Second Wound) at THIS LOCATION or below:

20 Buck Spin will issue Orificial Purge on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital platforms on October 25th. Preorders go live this week at the label webshop HERE and at Bandcamp where “Reveries In Autophagia” is now streaming HERE.

Guitar World just ran a feature on the 25 Best Metal Guitar Tones Of All Time where VASTUM‘s Leila Abdul-Rauf was featured alongside the likes of Black Sabbath, Slayer, Metallica, Entombed, Meshuggah, Danzig, Sunn O))), and more. See the piece HERE.

Having just made their return to Killtown Death Fest 2019 in Copenhagen alongside Grave, Coffins, Abhorrence, Tomb Mold, and many others in September, VASTUM has also been confirmed to play the inaugural Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival taking over Frederick, Maryland February 21st and 22nd, 2020. The band joins The Chasm, Primitive Man, Thantifaxath, and labelmates Magic Circle as one of the event’s main headliners, and guitarist/vocalist Leila Abdul-Rauf will also perform a set from her solo/ambient project at the fest as well.

VASTUM Live:

2/21-22/2020 Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival – Frederick, MD [info]

After four years of near silence, Oakland death metal outfit VASTUM returns with Orificial Purge, the anxiously awaited follow-up to their acclaimed Hole Below. With its members playing in Acephalix, Necrot, Ulthar, Mortuous, Ionophore, Cardinal Wyrm, and others, the band’s dedication to their craft is showcased throughout the underground. After three standout albums over the course of the last eight years, the effect of VASTUM‘s influence has by now seeped into the wider death metal scene, leaving an indelible mark due to their singular amalgam of aural primitivism and aesthetic originality. Their most markedly refined and tortured oblation to date, Orificial Purge represents the dominant return of VASTUM, a death-doom band driven by the horrors of psychic and corporeal life.

VASTUM‘s Orificial Purge offers a distinctive blend of sinister atmosphere, punishing brutality, and an unparalleled lyrical and visual imagery that traces connections between perversion, mortification, and “an abyssal mysticism of sin.” Elements from previous albums are preserved on Orificial Purge, but they are evolved and devolved at once. The usual mid-paced dirge and cave-dwelling riffs are intertwined with slicing melodic dissonance and a celestial frenzy in the solos and the leads, all of which is set against the background of a bulldozing rhythm section. The dual vocal and lyrical exorcisms of Daniel Butler and Leila Abdul-Rauf combine to deliver unsettling, dichotomous meditations on “abjection as life, life as tragedy, and tragedy as an eviscerating, eroticized rapture through which an evil and useless humanity comes into being.

http://www.20buckspin.com

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE VASTUM.

STONE.

Hungarian Melodic Death Metal Assault Squad SYMMETRY OF THE VOID Releases New Single

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, world news with tags , , , , , on September 21, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

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Produced by the Finnish mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen

Hungarian melodic death metal assault squad SYMMETRY OF THE VOID has reached to 2nd single in the collaboration with Finnish metal mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen (Wolfheart, Before the Dawn, Dawn of Solace etc.).

Watch ‘THE UNWORTHY’ on Youtube or below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj4dMkXp7gE

SYMMETRY OF THE VOID and Saukkonen started working together earlier this spring and before summer 1st single and video ‘DIVINE SERENITY’ was released and now it is time to bombard the metal scene with 2nd single ‘THE UNWORTHY’.

Listen to ‘THE UNWORTHY’ on Spotify:

https://spoti.fi/2lTiLd6

Line-Up:

Borisz Sarafutgyinov – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Tibor Szokán – Guitar
Zsolt Harsányi – Bass
Bence Gyurkó – Drums
Zsolt Lédeczi – Lead Vocals

Band Links:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/symmetryofthevoid/

INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/symmetryofthevoid

LONG LIVE SYMMETRY OF THE VOID.

STONE.

MONSTRANCE – Releases Updated Demo Track Featuring New Vocalist

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

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MONSTRANCE, composed of current and former members of CARCASS, MY DYING BRIDE, MALEDICTION and BAL-SAGOTH, has released an updated demo track of “Cerebral Bore Machine,” featuring new vocalist Rik Simpson. The track comes off the band’s forthcoming debut EP Injustice For All.

Led by Swansong-era CARCASS guitarist Carlo Regadas, MONSTRANCE recently signed with Transcending Records for the fall 2018 release of Injustice for All on CD and digital formats. Cosmic Key Creations will release the EP on limited-edition black and gold 12″ vinyl.

The video stream of “Cerebral Bore Machine” also reveals the cover artwork for Injustice For All. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVKurTE6_4o or below:

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MONSTRANCE is:

Carlo Regadas – Lead and Rhythm Guitars

Steven Hargraves – Rhythm Guitar (Ballpein)

Rich Mumford – Bass Guitar (Godthrymm / ex Malediction)

Rik Simpson – Vocals (Austerymn)

Dan Mullins – Drums (Blasphemer / ex My Dying Bride / ex Bal-Sagoth)

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* For more band/label info:

facebook.com/monstranceofficial

www.transcendingrecords.com

www.facebook.com/transcendingrecords

Source:

LONG LIVE MONSTRANCE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

LIGHT THIS CITY – Bay Area Melodic Death Metal Warriors Issue Teaser For First New Record In Ten Years

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Bay Area Melodic Death Metal outfit LIGHT THIS CITY issues a new teaser video for the band’s first new album in ten years. Having completed the new LP in recent days, the trailer shows the reactivated outfit in the studio, leaking the very first traces of the anxiously awaited record.

After a decade of silence between albums, LIGHT THIS CITY has returned with ten blazing tracks that capture the band’s tendency towards extreme melody and intensity, honoring the Swedish sound of the ’90s. Having spent the past decade performing and touring in numerous other bands, the five members of LIGHT THIS CITY have only honed and shaped their skills and musicianship since their 2008-released Stormchaser. The album was recorded from December 2017 through February 2018 with Zack Ohren, who handled the band’s previous four full length albums, at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California, and features artwork by Tony Midi.

See the new LIGHT THIS CITY teaser video RIGHT HERE or below:

The new record will be released in CD, LP, and digital formats on May 25th; watch for the title, artwork, track listing, preorder links, audio samples, and more to be issued in the days ahead.

LIGHT THIS CITY began in 2002, when best friends Laura Nichol and Ben Murray decided to start a melodic death metal project in the vein of At the Gates, Carcass, In Flames, and all the Scandinavian bands that inspired them to play fast, melodic, crushing music, largely untouched by the American population of metalcore, deathcore, and numerous other subgenres of heavy metal that were ignoring the monstrous influences of the ’90s. After the sparks were lit, Nichol and Murray soon wrote their debut 2003 full-length, The Hero Cycle, which quickly landed them a deal with Prosthetic Records, who would go on to release the band’s following three albums.

As Murray and Nichol neared the end of high-school, LIGHT THIS CITY released 2005’s Remains Of The Gods, which sparked the rest of the band’s trajectory on Prosthetic Records, and saw the band touring heavily in support of their Bay Area brand of melodic-death metal infused thrash. Remains Of The Gods gained favorable reviews and it seemed as if the metal press knew what was in store for LIGHT THIS CITY.

Next came the band’s undeniably most popular album, Facing The Thousand. By the time Nichol and Murray had arrived into 2006, they were out of high-school, on the road full-time, with Steve Hoffman on guitar, Ryan “Hollywood” Hansen on lead guitar, and Jon Frost on bass. Facing The Thousand saw the band supporting a multitude of metal acts such as Death Angel, Vader, Malevolent Creation, Edguy, Into Eternity, All That Remains, Chimaira, Soilent Green, Darkest Hour, Suicide Silence, Misery Signals, and many more, gaining the band a rapid exposure into the metal mainstream.

After a three-year touring cycle the band retreated to Oakland to record their fourth album, Stormchaser, which saw a guest vocal appearance by Chuck Billy of Testament. Before the official release of the album, LIGHT THIS CITY disbanded before even having the chance to tour on their fourth and final effort.

In 2010, LIGHT THIS CITY played five final shows, dubbed The Final Thrash Attack, in which the band was able to celebrate the songs of Stormchaser, and give the fans a bit of closure that they never received with the band’s sudden disappearance from the world of heavy metal. In September of 2015, Darkest Hour requested that LIGHT THIS CITY play the San Francisco date of their twentieth anniversary tour. LIGHT THIS CITY quickly reunited within a few months to rehearse one final set that would celebrate the band’s four-album career. The show was absolutely one for the books, sparking the flame which lead the band to reunite, ten years later.

LIGHT THIS CITY:

Laura Nichol – vocals

Ben Murray – drums

Ryan Hansen – lead guitar

Steve Hoffman – rhythm guitar

Jon Frost – bass

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* For more band info:

https://www.facebook.com/Light-This-City-12498861242

https://www.instagram.com/lightthiscity_official

http://www.creator-destructor.com

http://www.facebook.com/creatordestructorrecords

Source:

LONG LIVE LIGHT THIS CITY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

ARCH ENEMY – Will To Power European Tour – Dates Announced!

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 18, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From ARCH ENEMY facebook:

Due to demand, the show in Geiselwind has been moved to a bigger venue! ALL remaining shows are close to being sold out, so you better get your ticket asap! www.archenemy.net/tour See you soon!

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ARCH ENEMY.

STONE.

On This Day In METAL History – May 4th… AMON AMARTH Edition!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On May 4th, 2016AMON AMARTH are to perform at The Pageant in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. Hail AMON AMARTH!

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On May 4th, 2016AMON AMARTH have their tenth studio album, Jomsviking, ranked at #8 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

Amon Amarth - Deceiver Of The Gods - promo cover pic!

On May 4th, 2016AMON AMARTH have their ninth studio album, Deceiver Of The Gods, ranked at #68 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Dig it. This album was released back in 2013.

AMON AMARTH "Surtur Rising" large promo album pic #2!

On May 4th, 2016AMON AMARTH have their eighth studio album, Surtur Rising, ranked at #71 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 2011.

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On May 4th, 2016AMON AMARTH have their seventh studio album, Twilight Of The Thundergod, ranked at #72 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 2008.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Canada’s VALYRIA Release “Steel Inquisition” Single

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Canadian Progressive/Melodic Death Metallers VALYRIA have released new single Steel Inquisition. The single follows 2014 debut album Collatus and can be purchased and/or streamed at https://valyriansteelcanada.bandcamp.com/album/steel-inquisition or below:

Steel Inquisition is also streaming on YouTube at this location.

Hailing from the northern lands of Alberta, VALYRIA has crafted a unique brand of power-infused Progressive Death Metal. Influenced by bands like WINTERSUN, THE FACELESS, and DRAGONFORCE, VALYRIA seeks to explore new sonic terrain with technical drums, inspiring keyboards, and engaging guitar work. Coupled with memorable lyrics based on film, literature, and history, VALYRIA‘s music is a blistering and exhilarating listening experience whether live or in your headphones.

In other news, VALYRIA is proud to be competing in the Prairies stage of Wacken Metal Battle Canada. See them live in Edmonton on March 20!

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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For more info on VALYRIA:

twitter.com/ValyriaYEG

www.facebook.com/ValyrianSteelCanada

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LONG LIVE VALYRIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: DISARMONIA MUNDI “Stormghost”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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DISARMONIA MUNDI – Italy’s DISARMONIA MUNDI made a triumphant return in 2015, in my Metal opinion, with their new studio album: Cold Inferno. This has been an album that I’ve turned to more than I had anticipated this past year and will happily admit, Cold Inferno has become a mainstay in my Metal listening cycle.

I love the way DISARMONIA MUNDI unites the melodic and extreme together, rather flawlessly I’ll add. Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ettore Rigotti is a Metal mastermind, in my Metal opinion. Lyricist and extreme vocalist Claudio Ravinale can take a bow for this grand album as well. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Cold Inferno was released back on June 9th, via Italy’s Coroner Records. Listen to Stormghost below and hopefully you’ll dig it as much as I do. Whoa!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DISARMONIA MUNDI.

LONG LIVE ITALY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

COUNTLESS SKIES – S/T EP – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in album reviews, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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3.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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COUNTLESS SKIES – This debut and self-titled EP from Hertfordshire, England’s Countless Skies was released back on November 7th of 2014. A self-released EP, Countless Skies does not hold back on creating a crisp production of layered Melodic Death Metal.

The Death Metal vocals of guitarist Ross King and clean vocals of bassist Phil Romeo work well together on this EP and compliment the overall somber atmosphere and vibes that I hear and feel. Then again, there are a good many musical moments within these songs that metamorphosis to a more neutral mood, moments which I can interpret as jubilation trying to fend off a sonic wall of melancholy; if that makes any sense. Countless Skies plays out as a mellifluous dreamscape with a Melodic Death Metal backdrop.

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Please give me some style points for trying to explain! I found this EP to be a quasi-challenge to review, regarding how I would describe it musically. Some may even interpret Countless Skies as progressive in its structure. I do recommend fans of Enslaved to Amorphis to give this band a listen and support them. I recommend Countless Skies to any Metal fan looking for a new and talented band to check out, for that matter.

Melodic Death Metal fans that are looking for the thunder of Amon Amarth be forewarned, Countless Skies are much more subtle about the power to devour. This is an EP I will definitely add to my playlist and I’m happy to spread the Metal word about. Metal be thy name – Stone

Below, listen to and support Countless Skies:

Track List: Ethereal, Penance, Everlast, Reverence

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Countless Skies:

Ross King – vocals and guitars

James Pratt – guitars

Phil Romeo – vocals and bass

Nathan Robshaw – drums

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* For more info on Countless Skies:

Facebook: Countless Skies

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COUNTLESS SKIES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Decibel Magazine Premiere LAIKA’s New Album ‘Somnia’ – Out Officially Sept. 30th On Filth Regime Records; Winnipeg CD Release Party Oct. 11th At Windsor Hotel

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Track Listing: Laika – ‘Somnia’

1. Restless Mind (1:31)
2. Escalation of Terror (4:26)
3. Somnia (5:26)
4. Fidelity (3:48)
5. Caligae A Galea (5:29)
6. Dream of Nothing (5:35)
7. The Immortal (3:52)
8. Predictions (Tide Bearer) (5:48)
9. Invaders (4:13)

Album Length: 40:12

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With the upcoming release of LAIKA’s new album ‘Somnia’ on Sept 30th via Filth Regime Records, the Canadian melodic death metallers have teamed up with Decibel Magazine for the exclusive album stream at the following link:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/exclusive-album-stream-introducing-laikas-somnia/ 

“Long time coming to get to this point. Here it is. ‘Somnia’ in full. We are trying to find the words to express how ecstatic we are that it’s finally come. We have worked very hard in this album and we hope you enjoy it in full as much as we enjoyed creating it. We are proud to be teaming up with Decibel to bring you this full album stream.” comments vocalist Jordan Dorge.

Driven by a thirst for evolution, LAIKA spent two years constructing and writing its upcoming full-length album full with melodic hooks, ominous keys and lyrics that are bound to get stuck in listeners’ heads to an almost maddening degree.  Founded in 2009 and named after the Soviet dog who became one of the first animals to travel to space, the Winnipeg, MB six-piece return after a small hiatus since unleashing their self release in 2010 that saw the band hit the road hard and share the stage with the likes of All Shall Perish, Kataklysm, Necronomicon, Unleash the Archers and many more.  So brace yourself, as this fall, LAIKA will hit the scene hard, just like they did all those years ago.

Album Pre-Order – https://laikawpg.bandcamp.com/

In additional news, the band will be hosting their local CD release party in Winnipeg, MB on October 11th at The Windsor Hotel (187 Garry Street) with local support from Tyrants Demise, Mortalis, Withdrawal, and Occvlt Hand. Admission is $10 with the first 25 people in the door receive a free copy of ‘Somnia’.

“This is a momentous occasion for us all because not only are we celebrating the release of Somnia we are also celebrating 5 years as a band, we will be playing Somnia in full and a cover or two. We are absolutely thrilled to have such a stellar lineup for the evening.  Hope to see you all out for the grand celebration!” comments vocalist Jordan Dorge.

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Source: Asher Media Relations

For more info on LAIKA:

http://www.facebook.com/LaikaOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/LaikaOfficial

http://soundcloud.com/laika-6/

https://laikawpg.bandcamp.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE LAIKA.

LONG LIVE WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA.

LAIKA KICKS F’N METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Canadian Melodic Death Metal Band LAIKA Announce Winnipeg ‘Somnia’ CD Release Party; Album Out Sept 30th On Filth Regime Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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L-R – Ian Garraway – (Guitars, Back Up Vocals) – Mike Mason (Bass) – Steve Tedham (Keys) – Jordan Dorge (Vocals) – Alex Kling – (Guitar) – Blair Garraway (Drums) – Photo Credit: Kelly Allison

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Melodic Death Metal band LAIKA are proud to announce they will be holding their local CD release party for ‘Somnia’ (out Sept 30th via Filth Regime Records) in Winnipeg, MB on October 11th at The Windsor Hotel (187 Garry Street) with local support from Tyrants Demise, Mortalis, Withdrawal, and Occvlt Hand. Admission is $10 with the first 25 people in the door receive a free copy of ‘Somnia’.

“This is a momentous occasion for us all because not only are we celebrating the release of Somnia we are also celebrating 5 years as a band, we will be playing Somnia in full and a cover or two. We are absolutely thrilled to have such a stellar lineup for the evening. Hope to see you all out for the grand celebration!” comments vocalist Jordan Dorge.

Album Pre-Order – https://laikawpg.bandcamp.com/

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The band has unleashed two tracks for fans from the upcoming release ‘The Immortal’ and ‘Escalation of Terror’. Both can be heard below.

“The immortal is a track that touches the subject of the capacity of human strength. How far ones willing to go and pushing that thought until it leads to loss of life or some other extreme.  Something we all witness in day-to-day life.  This track is one of our favorites on the album and really shows the dynamic that Laika has as a whole.” comments vocalist Jordan Dorge.

LAIKA – The Immortal

LAIKA – Escalation of Terror

Album Pre-Order – https://laikawpg.bandcamp.com/

Founded in 2009 as a six-piece and named after the Soviet dog who became one of the first animals to travel to space, the band unleashed a self-released album in 2010, then hit the road, sharing the stage with the likes of All Shall Perish, Kataklysm, Necronomicon and Unleash the Archers, before temporarily backing away from the spotlight.

Driven by a thirst for evolution, LAIKA spent two years constructing and writing its upcoming full-length album, ‘Somnia’, filling it with melodic hooks, ominous keys and lyrics that are bound to get stuck in listeners’ heads to an almost maddening degree. Brace yourself, as this fall; LAIKA will hit the scene hard, just like they did all those years ago.

Laika - Somnia - promo cover pic - 2014

Track Listing: LAIKA – Somnia

  1. Restless Mind (1:31)
  2. Escalation of Terror (4:26)
  3. Somnia (5:26)
  4. Fidelity (3:48)
  5. Caligae A Galea (5:29)
  6. Dream of Nothing (5:35)
  7. The Immortal (3:52)
  8. Predictions (Tide Bearer) (5:48)
  9. Invaders (4:13)

Album Length: 40:12

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Source: Asher Media Relations

For more info on LAIKA:

http://www.facebook.com/LaikaOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/LaikaOfficial

http://soundcloud.com/laika-6/

https://laikawpg.bandcamp.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE LAIKA.

LAIKA KICKS 100% METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA.

Stone.

AT THE GATES “At War With Reality” Cover Art And Release Dates Revealed

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Century Media Records:

The pioneers of the “Gothenburg style” Melodic Death Metal are back!

At The Gates (Official) proudly present the cover art of their comeback album ‘AT WAR WITH REALITY’!

The artwork was done by Costin Chioreanu / twilight13media.com who has worked with Arch Enemy, Morgoth Official, Darkthrone and more..

The tension mounts! ‘At War With Reality’ out October 27th in Europe and October 28th in North America.

Get stoked!

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Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AT THE GATES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SYLVATICA Album Debut “Evil Seeds” Releasing July 1st – Melodic Death Metal From Denmark

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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SYLVATICA – On July 1st, Denmark’s Melodic Death Metal warriors, SYLVATICA, will be releasing their debut/self-financed album: Evil Seeds. This feature post will introduce you to SYLVATICA and give you a taste of their killer Metal sound as well (see below). Make sure to click on the web-links for SYLVATICA (at bottom of post) to learn more about this fabulous Metal band! Support SYLVATICA and Metal be thy name. – Stone

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EVIL SEEDS – Track Listing:

01. Lost
02. Psychopatica
03. Winds Of Decay
04. The Ascension
05. Evil Seeds
06. God Of The Gallows
07. Hate Quest
08. Lucifer
09. Reanimated
10. The Sludge Soup
11. Sect Of Sleep

Get Your Metal Senses Scorched From Evil Seeds, Below! Metal Be Thy Name!

SYLVATICA – Band Biography:

SYLVATICA started as a folkish Black Metal project in the year 2009 by friends Pelle Buch and Rasmus Kaibe, who, while listening to Svartsot, in a drunken haze decided that they wanted to start a Folk Metal band. Realizing that none of them could play flute and they needed a guitarist, they called Jardén Schlesinger the same night and he was added to the “line-up”… after that the flute was scrapped.

The first SYLVATICA release was the song Mjölner og Mjöd, which quickly became a local hit in their hometown Nyborg, even though it was very poorly recorded and mixed, by Kaibes bigger brother, they started getting a name for themselves, and after a couple of line-up changes, SYLVATICA recorded their first EP / demo Sagn og Sagaer in late 2010 with the new line-up, consisting of Jardén Schlesinger and Jannik Ravn on guitars, Thomas Haxen, replacing Kaibe, on bass and Pelle Buch on drums. This release earned the band live jobs with Vanir and Svartsot.

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After a couple of months, the band decided in the summer of 2011 to record a new EP / demo called Mosemanden, but this time without Jannik, who decided to leave the band. For the promotional live shows after the recording, the band took in guitarist Thor Stokholm, who filled in for Jannik for a few shows untill they found a permanent replacement in Martin Hamann, who joined the band just before the Mjød og Mædl tour in 2011. After 2012 Martin Hamann was no longer a part of SYLVATICA.

Having toured all of Denmark in 2011 and 2012, the band has now gradually upgraded itself from a spare-time hobby to a fully fledged band, looked for a label to support its debut album, which ended in a self-financed release situation.

The band has, however, not stepped back in regards to live performances, still actively playing concerts whenever possible, the band is both playing nationally and abroad, if possible. So keep your eyes open, SYLVATICA might just one day bring the swamps to your doorstep, and deliver a show you won’t soon forget.

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SYLVATICA – LINE-UP:

Jardén Schlesinger – Guitars and Vocals
Thomas Haxen – Bass
Pelle Buch – Drums
(Richardt Olsen – Live guitars)

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(Source: METALMESSAGE)

* For more info on SYLVATICA:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SylvaticaOfficial

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SylvaticaOfficial

Bandcamp: http://sylvatica.bandcamp.com/

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http://www.metalmessage.de

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LONG LIVE SYLVATICA.

LONG LIVE DENMARK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLOODSHOT DAWN LAUNCH KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

Posted in metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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It’s official, UK melodic extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have launched their Kickstarter campaign in support of their second and as of yet untitled album.

Check It Out Here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bloodshotdawn/bloodshot-dawn-recording-new-album

On the lead up to the Kickstarter launch, Bloodshot Dawn have been releasing a series of videos leading to the official launch offering advance details such as special guests, artwork previews and some new album demo snippets. Check out the videos below:

Video 1


Crowd-Funding Project Announced & First Glimpse Of New Drummer Janne Jalmona

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUIfAfWMtHI

Video 2


Artwork Sneak Preview & Guitar Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEVsjbLzL60

Video 3


Album Guests Announced & Bass Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A0XTNUAu54

Video 4


More Album Guests Announced, Guitars & Tour Plans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqqHgEbriiw

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Bloodshot Dawn ‘Vision’ – Official Music Video:

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Catch Bloodshot Dawn this summer at Underwall Festival, Croatia and Bloodstock Festival, UK. The band are also touring throughout the UK in October/November before jetting to Japan November 2014 with Krisiun & Gorguts.

Extreme Metal Over Japan - Bloodshot Dawn - Gorguts - 2014 - promo flyer

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(Source: Future PR)

* For related & recent BLOODSHOT DAWN news:

BLOODSHOT DAWN – Announce More New Album Guests

Above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on April 12, 2014.

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* For more info on BLOODSHOT DAWN:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bloodshotdawn

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LONG LIVE BLOODSHOT DAWN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE UK.

Stone.

 

BLOODSHOT DAWN – Announce More New Album Guests

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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UK melodic extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have announced more guests that are set to appear on their as of yet unrecorded second album. The announcements are Andy James and Chris Amott, two very highly accomplished guitarists.

Andy James is a globally renowned metal and shred guitarist known for incredible playing and versatility with his instrument. He has featured on DVD’s released with leading companies such as Licklibrary and Jamtrax as well as having released several solo records and two successful albums with Sacred Mother Tongue. Andy is also known for having appeared on stages all across the world not just with Sacred Mother Tongue but with bands such as Cradle of Filth, The Fields of the Nephilim and as a solo artist at industry shows such as NAMM in Los Angeles and the Frankfurt MESSE.

Chris Amott needs little introduction, the Swedish shredder is most notably known as a founding member of melodic death metal titans Arch Enemy. Chris left Arch Enemy in 2012 to pursue his solo career and went on to release ‘Follow Your Heart’. He also founded Armageddon releasing three successful albums and after relocating to USA he has announced that a brand new Armageddon record is in the making.

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Last week Bloodshot Dawn revealed Sven De Caluwé (Aborted), Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) & Teemu Mäntysaari (Wintersun) as the first guests that would be appearing on the new album. This new announcement only adds even more excitement to an already highly anticipated release.

The new album will be a crowd-funded project that will launch on 16th April. Bloodshot Dawn have been releasing a series of videos on the build up to the launch offering sneak previews of the new album content including artwork, music, etc..

Video 1

Crowd-Funding Project Announced & First Glimpse Of New Drummer Janne Jalmona

Video 2

Artwork Sneak Preview & Guitar Ideas

Video 3

Album Guests Announced & Bass Ideas

Video 4

More Album Guests Announced, Guitars & Tour Plans

Bloodshot Dawn – Vision (Official Music Video)

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Catch Bloodshot Dawn this summer at Underwall Festival, Croatia and Bloodstock Festival, UK. The band are also touring throughout the UK in October/November before jetting to Japan November 2014 with Krisiun & Gorguts.

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on BLOODSHOT DAWN:

Bloodshot Dawn – Facebook

Bandcamp: http://bloodshotdawn.bandcamp.com/

Physical Merch: http://bloodshotdawn.bigcartel.com/

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LONG LIVE BLOODSHOT DAWN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

THUNDERWAR “The Birth OF Thunder” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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THUNDERWAR – Poland’s Thunderwar saw their debut (4 song) EP, The Birth Of Thunder, release back in 2013. I do declare, without any reasonable doubt, that Thunderwar will be a Death Metal band to reckon with for years to come. I hope, anyways. It’s always a thrill, when an astute underground Death Metal band such as Thunderwar crosses my Metal path. In my Metal opinion, these Polish Death Metal dudes are really good at what they do.

Thunderwar plays their brand of Death Metal on the melodic side as well; still, it’s Death Metal, in the European vein. In other Metal words, that means this band kicks unadulterated Death Metal ass. With their instrumental title track, The Birth Of Thunder, a mature musical aptitude abounds from Thunderwar; displaying their taste for the splendid and atmospheric listen. I believe I hear a touch of flamenco guitar in this title track too. I dunno, what do I know. Whoa.

I realize this sounds cliché, however, I do wish that this wasn’t an EP and instead a full-length album. Yes, I do dig Thunderwar. Any fan of Amon Amarth should become an instant fan of this band. I sincerely would love to see Thunderwar keep their Metal momentum going and become a household name among the proud world-community of Death Metal addicts. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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The Birth Of Thunder – Track Listing: Vimana (The Chariots In Heaven), Shadows Of Lindisfarne, The Birth Of Thunder, Eagle Of Glory

THE BIRTH OF THUNDER was mixed and produced by the Wieslawscy Bros from HERTZ STUDIO.

* Cover artwork of “The Birth of Thunder” EP was created by Mario Lopez.

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Kamil ‘Madness’ Mandes – vocals and bass

Witold Ustapiuk – lead guitar

Maciej ‘Olszak’ Olszewski– rhythm guitar

Vit Argasiński – drums

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* For more info on THUNDERWAR:

Bandcamp: https://thunderwar1.bandcamp.com

Facebook: Thunderwar

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LONG LIVE THUNDERWAR.

LONG LIVE POLAND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ARCH ENEMY – “War Eternal” Cover Art And Track Listing Revealed – “War Eternal” Official Video Streaming!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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ARCH ENEMY reveal album artwork and track-listing for “War Eternal”, which is coming out June 9th in Europe and June 10th in North America! Artwork by Costin Chioreanu.

War Eternal will be released worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan.

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War Eternal track-listing (standard edition):

01. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F minor)

02. Never Forgive, Never Forget

03. War Eternal

04. As The Pages Burn

05. No More Regrets

06. You Will Know My Name

07. Graveyard Of Dreams

08. Stolen Life

09. Time Is Black

10. On And On

11. Avalanche

12. Down To Nothing

13. Not Long For This World

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Below, listen to and watch the blazing, shredding, intense, unreal grand and new official music video for War Eternal. Get your ears and brain blown away by Arch Enemy’s new and talented lead vocalist Alissa White-Gluz! Metal be thy name!

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Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals

Michael Amott – Lead Guitars

Nick Cordle – Lead Guitars

Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass

Daniel Erlandsson – Drums

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* For more info on ARCH ENEMY:

Website: http://www.archenemy.net

Facebook: Arch Enemy

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Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

CM Distro: http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE ARCH ENEMY.

THANK YOU FOR THE METAL MEMORIES AND LONG LIVE ANGELA GOSSOW!

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Silent Opera’s New Album “Reflections” Out On February 21st, 2014, via MASSACRE RECORDS!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music videos, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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SILENT OPERA Reflections recorded with Mobo, a.k.a. Frédéric Motte, at the Conkrete Studio in Bordeaux, France.

Artwork by Anaïs Galiana (Barbariskunst).

“Dawn Of The Fool” Music Video:

“Fight Or Drift” Music Video:

Recording “Sailor, Siren And Bitterness”:

Available for an attractive newcomer price!

Pre-order:

http://www.metalmerchant.com/

http://www.emp-online.com/search/Silent Opera Reflections/

http://georiot.co/1tpp (Amazon)

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SILENT OPERA:

Laure Laborde – female voice

Steven Schriver – death growl

Olivier Sentenac – bass

Romain Larregain – guitars

Jon Erviti – drums

Laura Nicogossian – keyboards

Silent Opera - Reflections - promo album banner - 2014

* SILENT OPERA are from Aquitaine, France.

* For more info on SILENT OPERA:

Facebook: Silent opera

Website: http://www.silentopera.com

Source:

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http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE SILENT OPERA.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEALS DEATH Unleash New Music Video ‘Point Zero Solution’

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Dark times are close indeed. For too long have mankind suffered under the rules of the Elite. It is time to spread the word of their Point Zero Solution.

Masterminded by award-winning director Patric Ullaeus (www.revolver.se); today Deals Death unveil the official music video for ‘Point Zero Solution’, the title track of their upcoming and much-anticipated album. ‘Point Zero Solution’ will be released via Spinefarm Records on 13th of September.

Watch ‘Point Zero Solution’ Here:

Guitarist and song composer Erik Jacobson comments: “Point Zero Solution introduces the factors that lie behind a weakened society, a failed state. The lyrics deal with our human behaviour and our quest for comfort and luxury, at any cost.”

A prevailing theme throughout, vocalist and lyricist Olle Ekman comments on the album as a whole. “It’s a step-by-step description of the process which breaks down the systems of nature and society, our false hopes, our credulity towards authority and the belief in eternal growth.”

Pre-Order ‘Point Zero Solution’ Now! 
www.rockyou.se/en/deals-death

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What The Press Say:

“You cannot fail to be impressed from start to finish.” 5/5
– Brutalism

“Primed and ready to destroy with each and every song.” 10/10
– The Grim Tower

“Those who thought that Deals Death with ‘Elite’ had already reached their peak, are fundamentally wrong.” 96/100
– Ashladan 

“Deals Death, ‘Point Zero Solution’, definitely has that special something.” 9/10
– Metal Temple

“The best Gothenburg album for a very long time.” 8.5/10
– Necroweb

“A huge leap forward in the quintet’s evolution.” 8.5/10
– Dead Rhetoric

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‘Point Zero Solution’ Tracklist: 

01. Point Zero Solution
02. Facing The Echoes
03. Escalation
04. Flatline
05. Passion For Infinity
06. The Separation
07. Paramount Authority
08. Beyond Reason
09. Dark Dream Dawn
10. Back To Consciousness
11. Author Of Arts

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(Source: Future PR)

* For More Info On DEALS DEATH:

DEALS DEATH are from Gothenburg, Sweden.

Facebook: Deals Death

www.rockyou.se/en/deals-death

www.myspace.com/dealsdeath

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SPINEFARM RECORDS:

http://www.spinefarm.fi

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LONG LIVE DEALS DEATH.

Stone.

KATAKLYSM – WAITING FOR THE END TO COME PART 1: EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music history with tags , , , , , on August 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Northern hyperblast kings KATAKLYSM from Canada know one thing for sure: to stay in the game you have to work hard continuously!

So these guys keep releasing awe-inspiring extreme metal albums regularly and seem to be on the road pretty much the rest of the time.

After the release of their latest studio album “Heaven’s Venom” (2010) and the massive anniversary live package “Iron will” (2012), their highly anticipated new record “Waiting for the end to come” will see the light of day on October 25, 2013 and it’s surely going to butcher the competition, once again.

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Above: Eliran Kantor cover artwork

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Above: Peter Sallai cover artwork

KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais helmed the production of this upcoming masterpiece of brutality and melody once more, while legend Zeuss (SUFFOCATION, HATEBREED and many more) took care of the mixing. The artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) will be featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of their new album and the cover by Peter Sallai, who is known for his artworks done for SABATON, will be featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions.

Check out this trailer previewing Peter Sallai´s cover and some brand new KATAKLYSM tunes below:

And KATAKLYSM wouldn’t be KATAKLYSM if they hadn’t already mapped out the next tour – they`ll embark on a European headlining run in January and February 2014 which marks their first tour on the old continent in almost 3 years, so all fans better buckle-up for this full-blown Death Metal onslaught which is about to gut Europe.

“It’s been almost three years since our last club tour in Europe and we are so excited to come back and blow off the roof of every club next January & February. We’ve built an album that will stand the test time and will need many headbangers, body surfers and mosh pits to give it justice and we are building a special show that you will never forget. This time, after almost a decade we have decided to tour the UK as well, after seeing the reactions at this years Bloodstock Open Air. There’s no doubt it’s time to come destroy. Raise your pints!” – Maurizio Iacono/KATAKLYSM

Supporting them will be Brazilian Death Metal veterans KRISIUN, who are working on their new and yet untitled album. FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are also part of the billing and pose a special treat for sure! They mix brutal tech death with symphonic, opera-like arrangements. Their third album “Labyrinth” just came out.

WAITING FOR THE END TO COME PART 1: EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Presented by Metal Hammer, Legacy, Musix, Noizeletter, Metal.de, Metallian, BLAST!

KATAKLYSM – KRISIUN – FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

09.01.2014 DE Berlin, C-Cub

10.01.2014 DE Glauchau, Alte Spinnerei

11.01.2014 DE Essen, Turock

12.01.2014 NL Leeuwarden, Romein

13.01.2014 UK London, Underworld

14.01.2014 UK Manchester, Sound Control

15.01.2014 UK Glasgow, Classic Grand

16.01.2014 IE Belfast, Voodoo

17.01.2014 IE Dublin, The Pint

18.01.2014 UK Bristol, Bierkeller

19.01.2014 BE Vosselaar, Biebob

20.01.2014 FR Paris, Divan Du Monde

21.01.2014 FR Toulouse, Dynamo

23.01.2014 ES Madrid, Caracol

24.01.2014 ES Valencia, Sala Fussion

25.01.2014 ES Barcelona, Razmatazz 2

26.01.2014 FR Luynes, Korrigan

27.01.2014 CH Pratteln, Z 7

28.01.2014 DE Lindau, Vaudeville

29.01.2014 IT Bruneck, Ufo

30.01.2014 SI Ljubljana, Gala Hala

31.01.2014 AT Wörgl, Komma

01.02.2014 HU Budapest, Dürer Kert

02.02.2014 CZ Prag, Club Matrix

03.02.2014 AT Vienna, Szene

04.02.2014 SK Bratislava, Majestic Music Club

05.02.2014 PL Krakow, Kwadrat

06.02.2014 PL Warsaw, Proxima

07.02.2014 PL Szczecin, Heya Club

08.02.2014 DE Hamburg, Markthalle

09.02.2014 DK Aarhus, Voxhall

10.02.2014 DK Copenhagen, Pumpehuset

11.02.2014 DE Hannover, Musikzentrum

12.02.2014 DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp

13.02.2014 DE Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik

14.02.2014 DE Geiselwind, Music Hall

15.02.2014 DE München, Backstage

KATAKLYSM IRON WILL (Official Video):

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For More Info On KATAKLYSM:

Facebook: Kataklysm

http://www.twitter.com/kataklysmband

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NUCLEAR BLAST:

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE KATAKLYSM.

Stone.

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