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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

Amon Amarth - band logo - 2016 - #MO099INABFG

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

Amon Amarth - Jomsviking - promo cover pic - 2016 - #44MO9339ILGP

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.

Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thundergod - promo album cover pic - #99OOILMFS

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

Valyria - Steel Inquisition - promo single cover - 2016 - #MO9339ILMFD

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!

Valyria - promo band pic - 2016 - #333ILFDSP99

Source: ClawHammer PR

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

For more info on VALYRIA:

twitter.com/ValyriaYEG

www.facebook.com/ValyrianSteelCanada

Stone - 50th - Metal Odyssey - 2016 - #99ILMFDM9966

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

Disarmonia Mundi - Cold Inferno - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0610DMMOSR

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

Countless Skies - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #4404MOCS

3.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

Metal Fists - 3.5 - Metal Odyssey

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

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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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.

Laika - Somnia - Release Party - September 2014 - flyer

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

Laika - promo band pic - 2014 - #9098

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/

Laika - Somnia - Release Party - September 2014 - flyer

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

At The Gates - At War With Reality - promo cover pic - 2014

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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Century Media Records - logo - B&W

Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AT THE GATES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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