Archive for metal albums 2014

DEEP IN HATE Added To Hellfest 2015

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Kaotoxin Records recording artists DEEP IN HATE have been added to the bill at HellFest 2015, the famed French festival’s 10th anniversary. The second Kaotoxin band to play Hellfest (after AD PATRES in 2011), DEEP IN HATE will share the stage with Ace Frehley, Airbourne, Alice Cooper, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Billy Idol, Biohazard, Bloodbath, Body Count, Cannibal Corpse, Children Of Bodom, Cradle Of Filth, Dead Kennedys, DRI, Envy, Exploited, Faith No More, Five Finger Death Punch, In Extremo, In Flames, Judas Priest, Killing Joke, Korn, Lamb Of God, Limp Bizkit, Madball, Marilyn Manson, Mayhem, Meshuggah, Motörhead, Nightwish, No FX, Red Fang, Rise Against, Satyricon, Scorpions, Slash, Slipknot, St Vitus, Terror, Triptykon, Wampas, Wovenhand, ZZ Top and SO many more!

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Called a “bloody good album” by TheLairOfFilth.com, DEEP IN HATE’s Chronicles of Oblivion is out now and available in digital and limited-edition digisleeve CD formats.

Digital: listen.kaotoxin.com

CD and merch: shop.kaotoxin.com

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on DEEP IN HATE:

www.deepinhate.com

www.facebook.com/deepinhate

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 www.kaotoxin.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEEP IN HATE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

PRONG – Begins Australia Tour On November 19th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Prong - Ruining Lives In Australia - 2014 Tour promo flyer - November

The legendary Tommy Victor will be leading his band PRONG, through a 4 date tour of Australia: Ruining Lives In Australia Tour 2014. Beginning on November 19th in Sydney at the Metro Theatre and culminating on November 22nd at The Basement, in the capital city of Canberra, as headliners for Metal Fiesta #6, PRONG will be supporting their new and very addicting studio album: Ruining Lives.

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PRONG Ruining Lives was released on May 13th, 2014 in the U.S., via Steamhammer / SPV.

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PRONG:

Tommy Victor – Vocals & Guitars

Jason Christopher – Bass, Backing Vocals

Art Cruz – Drums

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* For more info on PRONG:

Facebook: – Prong –

Website: http://www.prongmusic.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/prongmusic

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PRONG.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DIRE OMEN ‘Wresting the Revelation of Futility’ Out Now on Dark Descent Records

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Wresting the Revelation of Futility from Canadian Black/Death Metallers DIRE OMEN is out now on Dark Descent Records. Order it at this location.

Stream the album in its entirety and/or purchase the digital download at:

Characterized by a progression towards the chaotic, opaque darkness that now permeates their sound, the history of the Canadian Black/Death Metallers has led to the establishment of an undeniable identity, most evident on this debut album. Utilizing abyssal, morose imagery combined with a strong sense of Thelemic ritualism, DIRE OMEN has developed a unique take on the Black/Death genre.

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Track List:

Here and Hereafter (Overture)

Onward with Wounds of Disillusion

Ossuary

Hemotically Possessed

Servus Sevorum Dei

Foretold Untethering from Existence

Beyond Stillness

Vacuous Altar

Inversion of Samadhi Dire Omen

Closing the Portal

Critical Praise:

“A stupendously powerful release that fulfills the promise that was evident in the band’s previous shorter releases.” – No Clean Singing

“Dire Omen is a black cauldron of monochromatic squalor, punishing and gripping at the same time.” – PopMatters

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DIRE OMEN:

R. Rodas – Guitars/Vocals

C. Thompson – Bass

K. Trueblood – Drums

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Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on DIRE OMEN: 

  https://www.facebook.com/direomen

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www.darkdescentrecords.com

darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DIRE OMEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

COUNTESS – RELEASE ‘SERMONS OF THE INFIDEL’ CD: AN EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION OF RE-RECORDED CLASSICS

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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COUNTESS‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ contains a selection of 15 songs from Countess’ past. These tracks were selected by the band and all – save two live songs – were recorded again specifically for this album, throughout 2013 and 2014.

Eight of these tracks were released in 2013 as a digital-only EP. Due to popular demand, the band decided to release a physical version as well. The original eight tracks have been remixed and remastered and seven tracks have been added: five more new versions of Countess classics – including a Manilla Road cover – and two live songs, recorded at the ‘Metal Magic’ festival in Denmark this year.

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Though not an anthology in the strictest sense, this record does include many highlights from the band’s extensive discography. It is therefore a perfect record for those who aren’t familiar with Countess yet to get a first taste of the band’s unique take on metal.

‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ is released exclusively as a digipak with an 8-page booklet. The album is out now.

To get a taste of the album, listen to and watch Countess’ official video of ‘Bloed In De Sneeuw’, below. This perhaps Countess’ most well-known song as well as the first-ever Black Metal song with lyrics in Dutch. The original version was released on the band’s sophomore album twenty years ago.

‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ is out now and available from: http://countessmetal.bandcamp.comwww.heidenshart.nl and www.new-era-productions.nl

Sermons of the Infidel – Track List:

  1. Hymn To The Gods Of Yore
  2. Trumpets Of Dawn
  3. I Am The Infidel
  4. Child Of The Millennia
  5. Son Of The Dragon
  6. Sermon Of The Devil Preacher
  7. Alone Against The World
  8. Thermopylae
  9. City Of Satan
  10. Chosen By The Gods
  11. Chapel Of Doom
  12. Bloed In De Sneeuw
  13. The Veils Of Negative Existence
  14. Feuer Und Blut (live)
  15. Hell’s Rock & Roll (live)

ABOUT COUNTESS:

Countess is a Dutch band that has been unleashing metal music upon the world since 1992. Countess’ unique and harsh style of metal, characterized by an uncompromising loyalty to the old Heavy Metal and Black Metal traditions but by no means unoriginal, has certainly gone through changes over the years, but its essence has always remained the same.

The most important influences of Countess are the old Black Metal legends like Venom, Bathory and Hellhammer and traditional Heavy Metal bands like Manowar and Manilla Road.

Since 1993, Countess has released fourteen full-length albums. The most recent record, ‘Ancient Lies And Battle Cries’, was released this year.

In 2014 Countess also took to the stage again for the first time in more than sixteen years, including  succesful shows at the ‘Veneration Of The Dead’ festival in Rotterdam, ‘Under The Black Sun’ in Berlin and ‘Metal Magic’ in Denmark.

Currently, the band is rehearsing for more upcoming shows as well as working on new material. After 22 years, Countess is still going strong.

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* For more info on COUNTESS:

www.countessmetal.com

http://countessmetal.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/CountessMetal

www.twitter.com/CountessMetal

www.youtube.com/countessmetal

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COUNTESS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

TNT – Long-Running Norwegian Heavy Metal Troupe Releases “30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra” Stateside Via Indie Recordings

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Long-running Norwegian Heavy Metal troupe, TNT, is pleased to unleash their 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra release, stateside via Indie Recordings.

This unique document of the band’s astounding three-decade career was captured on June 2nd, 2012 at the Clarion Hotel in Trondheim, Norway. The group performed a special set list while accompanied by the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Trondheim Symfoniorkester). The performance also includes special appearances by Hank Von Helvete (Turbonegro), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), original TNT’s singer, Dag Ingebrigtsen, and vocalist Tony Harnell, who has since rejoined the group following the departure of Tony Mills. Throughout this amazing recording, one gets a taste of what has been, what is, and also what might be.

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30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Track Listing: 

01. Fanfare For The Common Man.
02. Invisible Noise
03. Substitute
04. Refugee
05. As Far As The Eye Can See
06. Downhill Racer
07. Intuition
08. Northern Lights
09. Tekrø solo
10. Magica Lanterna
11. Sabre Dance
12. Harley Davidson
13. USA
14. Eddie
15. June
16. My Religion
17. Everyone’s A Star
18. 10.000 Lovers (In One)
19. Seven Seas

TNT’s 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra is out on CD, DVD with an accompanying documentary and digitally in North America via Indie Recordings. For digital orders scroll to THIS LOCATION. For CD/DVD orders go HERE.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on TNT:

http://www.facebook.com/TNTtheband

http://www.tnttheband.com

Indie Recordings - logo - B&W - 2013

http://www.indierecordings.no

http://www.merchnow.com/catalogs/indie-recordings 

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TNT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND “Dreams Of Horror” – Releases November 10th, Via Metal Blade Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the King Diamond Facebook page:

A 2xCD collection of King Diamond songs, newly enhanced into ultimate editions by King Diamond and Andy LaRocque themselves, will be released by Metal Blade Records on November 11th.

King Diamond’s Dreams of Horror is the only “best of” album covering the band’s entire career. King Diamond and Andy LaRocque meticulously mastered and enhanced these 23 songs into the ultimate editions, chosen by the band from both the Roadrunner and Metal Blade catalogs.

“Dreams of Horror” will be available on November 10th. Listen to “The Puppet Master” from disc 2 of “Dreams of Horror” and pre-order a copy now at: http://goo.gl/MB4L1c

KING DIAMOND Dreams Of Horror – Track Listing:

DISC 1 – ROADRUNNER

  1. The Candle
  2. Dressed in White
  3. The Family Ghost
  4. Black Horsemen
  5. Welcome Home
  6. The Invisible Guests
  7. At the Graves
  8. Sleepless Nights
  9. Let It Be Done
  10. Eye of the Witch
  11. Insanity

DISC 2 – METAL BLADE

  1. Dreams
  2. The Spider’s Lullabye
  3. Waiting
  4. Heads on the Wall
  5. Voodoo
  6. Black Devil
  7. Help!!!
  8. Spirits
  9. The Puppet Master
  10. Blue Eyes
  11. Never Ending Hill
  12. Shapes of Black

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In other news, King Diamond vinyl has been made available throughout 2014. Currently, vinyl versions of Them, Abigail, The Eye, Fatal Portrait, and The Puppet Master are available now on the Metal Blade webshop. Conspiracy and In Concert will be coming this January! Copies of the vinyl are available now at: http://goo.gl/n6biQA

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* For more info on KING DIAMOND:

Facebook: King Diamond

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

LIVE BURIAL – S/T EP Of Barbarous Deathly Doom Metal Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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LIVE BURIAL – The self-titled EP from Live Burial has made me proclaim it as: over  22 minutes of savage and doom ridden Death Metal, that can easily rip and tear your Metal soul apart. This is some of the most enjoyable Metal I’ve listened to in 2014; Live Burial is Death Metal with hefty doom influence that’s 100% underground and the real deal. Originating from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, this is a Death Metal band I’m more than elated to welcome across the Atlantic.

Jamie Brown offers up some disgustingly violent vocals and growls and the entire band plays some solid Death Metal, across 4 scathing songs, to my ears. Excellent! Live Burial prove they can play at eye-popping breakneck speed or slow it down to an evil Doom death march for the gathering of innocent mortal’s souls. The guitars without a doubt have some Tony Iommi influence snuck in there, with the rhythm section playing at a constant resounding capacity. Live Burial is an EP I won’t be forgetting about for quite some time, both nefarious and old school. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Crank Up, Support And Download LIVE BURIAL, Below! Whoa!

LIVE BURIAL – Track Listing:

1. Cast Back Into The Fire

2. Live Burial

3. Separation Through Evisceration

4. Begging For Cremation

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Jamie Brown – Vocals

Richard Codling – Guitars/Vocals

Rob Hindmarsh – Guitars

Lee Anderson – Bass

Matthew Henderson – Drums

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* Live Burial Artwork by James Watts
* Live Burial Logo by Holly Scott

* For more info on LIVE BURIAL:

Facebook: Live Burial

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE LIVE BURIAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

TWINGIANT – Reveal New Track

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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“Daisy Cutter” Now Streaming At The Sludgelord

Phoenix-based Sludge/Stoner Metal band TWINGIANT have teamed up with The Sludgelord to premiere their new track “Daisy Cutter”.

“Daisy Cutter” can be heard exclusively at The Sludgelord here:

http://thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-sludgelord-presents-twingiant-daisy.html

Taken from their new album Devil Down, “Daisy Cutter” showcases why the band has been generating a considerable buzz since their recent appearance at Southwest Terror Fest.

 Devil Down is due to be released on December 2, 2014.

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TWINGIANT ONLINE:



Facebook

Twitter

Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE TWINGIANT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

LYNCH MOB “Sun Red Sun” – New Studio Album Releases December 9th, Via Rat Pak Records

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Lynch Mob - Sun Red Sun - George Lynch - Oni Logan - promo album flyer - 2014

Lynch Mob “Sun Red Sun” is the bands 11th release and was written and recorded by the same line up as the “Sound Mountain Sessions” EP (Lynch/Logan/Crane/Coogan). “Sun Red Sun” once again highlights the unique pairing of Oni Logan & George Lynch and showcases their ever evolving songwriting abilities. Mixed & mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier” (Lynch Mob/Lita Ford/KXM), “Sun Red Sun” offers up straight forward rockers like “Believers of the Day” and “Play The Game”,  as well as more groove-oriented cuts like “Erotika” and “Subliminal Dream”.

The CD also features a dynamic George Lynch guitar solo track called  “Black Waters” as well as an acoustic ballad called “Sun Red Sun”, which is a tribute to the late great Badlands singer Ray Gillen. The release also features a cover of Bad Company’s “Burnin’ Sky” and includes four re-mastered bonus tracks from the original Sound Mountain Sessions EP: “Slow Drag”,  “World of Chance”, “City of Freedom” and “Sucka”! Official release date is Tuesday December 9th, 2014.

PRE-ORDER NOW AT: WWW.RATPAKRECORDS.COM/LYNCHMOB

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PRE-ORDER NOW AT: WWW.RATPAKRECORDS.COM/LYNCHMOB 

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PRE-ORDER NOW AT: WWW.RATPAKRECORDS.COM/LYNCHMOB

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Source:

Rat Pak Records - logo - 2013

http://www.ratpakrecords.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE LYNCH MOB.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MAUSOLEUM GATE – Self-Titled Debut Album = A METAL MUST OWN!

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

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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MAUSOLEUM GATE – Finland’s Mausoleum Gate sure did their Metal research when it comes to Classic/Traditional Metal; their self-titled, debut album makes for powerful sonic proof of my stating such. Many old school Metal fans will surely get jubilant over the overall sound, energy and rhythms that Mausoleum Gate have tapped into. This clever band has even tipped their hats to the NWOBHM vibrations as well. Guitar fueled songs such as Demon Droid and Lost Beyond The Sun showcases Mausoleum Gate as a Metal band that digs the classic six-string jam and long solos.

If I didn’t know better, I would honestly think Mausoleum Gate came from the late 70’s or early 80’s, they have absorbed that era of Metal stylings so well! Still, there is that ever presence of sonic relevancy due to the rejuvenated Traditional Metal scene that really never evaporated entirely in the first place. The splendid idea of Mausoleum Gate incorporating an organ to their Metal is nothing short of genius; it only captures those hazy shades of early 70’s Metal all the more glowingly.

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The bass and drumming on this album gives me the chills at times, with an almost haunting sense that this rhythm section plays. Great stuff. Vocalist V.-P Varpula is a marvelous listen, falling somewhere between Don Dokken and a restrained Bruce Dickinson. Um, I hope that makes sense. The title track is an epic 11:37 long and has  become one of those captivating songs that I love escaping from reality with. Great stuff.

This album is not Screaming For Vengeance and it’s not Iron Maiden either. Instead this album is a six song reminder that the seeds of Classic Metal were planted properly many years ago and propagated a very promising, very exciting Metal band known as Mausoleum Gate. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Mausoleum Gate was released on October 7th, 2014, via Cruz del Sur Music.

Turn the volume to HIGH and enjoy some MAUSOLEUM GATE! Support this tremendous METAL band! Whoa!

MAUSOLEUM GATE – Track Listing:

1. Magic Of The Gypsy Queen

2. Demon Droid

3. Lost Beyond The Sun

4. Mercenaries Of Steel

5. There Must Be Demons

6. Mausoleum Gate

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MAUSOLEUM GATE:

V.-P Varpula– vocals

Count L.F. – guitars

Kasperi Puranen – guitars

Wicked Ischanius – bass

Oscar Razanez– drums

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* For more info on MAUSOLEUM GATE:

Facebook: Mausoleum Gate

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE MAUSOLEUM GATE.

Stone.

HORRIFIED “Descent Into Putridity” – Debut Death Metal Album Is Mandatory METAL!

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

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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HORRIFIED – The world of Death Metal is a much more potent and kick-ass place to roam, especially when bands like the UK’s Horrified release such a blistering excellent album such as Descent Into Putridity. Old School Death Metal is celebrated on this album of seven blood soaked songs; seven songs of pummeling and relentless sonic assaults to my cranium!

There’s something about Death Metal that makes me feel like all is okay, just like a security blanket is to a tot. Trust me, my Metal brethren, when I say all is okay with this Horrified album! These songs suck me in, like a Death Metal vacuum to the outer-banks of Hell itself and I refuse to resist! Whoa! I have no problem letting the deathly grooves and insane speed of Horrified’s Death Metal engulf me, man it feels so right! Dan Alderson’s guttural vocal sounds are what gives this album that much more of a rabid and infectious bite!

Descent Into Putridity was released on October 21st, via cult Spanish label Memento Mori Records. It is amazing for me to realize that this is the debut album from Horrified; for this band plays as if they’ve been brutally assaulting eardrums together for a decade or more! For me to pick a favorite song on this album is ridiculous; it’s the entire seven song merciless sonic surge, that has made my Metal week so grand! Metal be thy name – Stone.

Below, blast the volume high for HORRIFIED and support this amazing band! Whoa!

Descent Into Putridity – Track Listing:

Tomb Of Rebirth

Narcolepsy

Mortally Deceased

Descent Into Putridity

Buried Among Putrified Flesh

Veil Of Souls

Repugnant Degeneration

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Click below for more info and to make a purchase:

Bandcamp: http://horrified.bandcamp.com/releases

Memento Mori: http://memento-mori.es/home.php

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HORRIFIED.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CASTLE FREAK “Still Rotting” – Album Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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CASTLE FREAK – What do you get when you mix Death Metal, Punk, Thrash, Horror Metal and Extreme together? The end Metal result is an underground band known as: CASTLE FREAK. From parts unknown and signed to Tridroid Records, CASTLE FREAK plays some damn good, fast and very heavy stuff at that. Yes, CASTLE FREAK are quite good at this Metal thing they’re into. Even the album, um, cassette artwork is freaking underground!

With vocals that resonate the angst of Punk and pissed-off aura of Extreme Metal, I have found myself very pleased with every listen, indeed. Underground Metal should kick severe ass and this Still Rotting album has kicked my ass. All five songs on Still Rotting are decent beyond hell and serve as a Metal treat for those of us that still believe in the blue-collar Metal alleyways and hidden Metal fields of dreams. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Crank Up and BUY Some CASTLE FREAK, Below! Whoa!

STILL ROTTING – Track Listing:

Beneath These Streets

Sickening Corpses

Sherm

Caught In A Casket

Rotting

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Photo Credit: Malik Chehab

CASTLE FREAK:

Andrew Gigan – Vocals & Guitar

Blaze Reichert – Guitar

Dylan Zdanavage – Bass

Pierson Roe – Drums

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* For more info on CASTLE FREAK:

Facebook: Castle Freak

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CASTLE FREAK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

POWERLORD “The Awakening” – Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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POWERLORD – Back on August 19th of this year, Shadow Kingdom Records released a 6 song album, The Awakening, from Powerlord. This band no longer exists yet their early 80’s Metal sure does! Powerlord were a Speed Metal band with Thrash stylings in the mix. The True Metal sound and feel of this band is as identifiable as grandma’s fresh-baked apple pie. That’s no lie. This album from Metal’s yesteryear has been another favorite of mine during 2014 and will be for a Metal millennium to come! Or more.

I need to write about the Metal that makes me feel freaking good and Powerlord puts me in that Metal zone! The echo tunnel vocals are old school, man! Only that early 80’s Metal scene was able to capture those kind of vocals or so it seems. There isn’t really a dull moment on The Awakening. Guitar driven, baby! My fellow Metal brethren will understand when I admit, that this album is one you just keep listening to over and over, both for its quality Metal and sonic nostalgia!

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Some may say that this Powerlord album sounds like a decent demo of early 80’s U.S. Metal. However, it’s much better than that! This band played tight and obviously had a grand sense of songwriting, rhythm and understanding of that era of Metal. It’s a sad shame that Powerlord never went further or were discovered by a rep in the record industry that knew what they were doing. No one can change the past, we can however, enjoy the Metal legacy of Powerlord and realize that their songs would indeed stand the test of Metal time. If you dig early 80’s Metal bands like Obsession, Cirith Ungol and Manowar’s Hail To England, then you should start salivating for this Powerlord album now. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Do yourself a Metal favor and listen to/buy some POWERLORD:

POWERLORD The Awakening – Track Listing:

  1. Masters of Death
  1. Malice
  1. Silent Terror
  1. The Invasion of the Lords
  1. Merciless Titans
  1. (The Awakening) Powerlord

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For purchasing information on this Powerlord album and other Shadow Kingdom Records releases, click here: this location.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE METAL LEGACY OF POWERLORD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Horrified – Announce Release Of Debut “Descent Into Putridity”

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Stream the full album at Nefarious Realm

The age of putridity has finally arrived. UK old school death metal lads Horrified have released their début full-length Descent Into Putridity via cult Spanish label Memento Mori Records. Within this record are seven encrusted tracks of filthy Death Metal, just as the forefathers of the genre intended. Channeling the spirit of Pestilence, Autopsy and Dismember, the band unload a barrage of riffs and thundering drums, topped by Dan Alderson’s gruff bark to honor the legacy of Martin Van Drunen (Asphyx, Hail Of Bullets) and Lars-Göran Petrov (Entombed).

Stream the album at Nefarious Realm here: http://nefariousrealm.com/homenew/?p=21480

Digital copies can be obtained from their Bandcamp page, while physical copies are available from Memento Mori’s website.

Bandcamp: http://horrified.bandcamp.com/releases

Memento Mori: http://memento-mori.es/home.php

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(Source: Dewar PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HORRIFIED.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

METAL – Yes, METAL Takes Over Top 3 Spots On Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart And Then Some!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

METAL.

LIVES.

‘NUFF SAID.

Revocation - Sanctuary - Lugal Ki En - Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart - November 1 - 2014

The Melvins - Hold It On - Billboard Heatseekers Chart - November 1 - 2014

Take a look for yourself above, at the TOP 3 Albums on this week’s Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart! WHOA! Metal be thy name! ALL METAL. Great METAL at that. The above chart is for the week ending November 1st, 2014.

With Revocation, Sanctuary and Rings Of Saturn taking over the top 3 spots, respectively and The Melvins at #5, the METAL message is clear: METAL WILL NEVER SURRENDER!! HAIL METAL!! 

How Billboard defines their Heatseekers Albums Chart:

The week’s top-selling albums by new or developing acts, defined as those who have never appeared on the top 100 of the Billboard 200 or the top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Country Albums, Latin Albums, Christian Albums or Gospel Albums. Titles are ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

* For a look at the complete Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, click below:

http://www.billboard.com/charts/heatseekers-albums

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* For more info on the bands:

Revocation

Sanctuary

Rings of Saturn

(the) Melvins

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SANCTUARY.

LONG LIVE REVOCATION.

LONG LIVE RINGS OF SATURN.

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

PROTOKULT – Playing At Metal Divas Fest In Toronto November 29th; New Album Out ‘No Beer In Heaven’

Posted in folk metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Divas Fest - Protokult - November 2014 - promo flyer

Beer drinking progressive folk metallers PROTOKULT are proud to announce they will be performing at this year’s first ever Metal Divas Fest in Toronto, ON at the Bovine Sex Club on November 29th that includes Marchenbilder, At Dawn’s Edge and Psycho Mad Sally. For tickets and info, please visit the following link here.

Protokult front woman Ekatertina Pyatkova comments:

“We are excited to take part in the launch of the first ever Metal Diva Fest in Toronto. It’s great to realize that today we have more and more women participating in metal, both in Canada and the rest of the world. For me the launch of this festival is not only a way to showcase current talented bands, but also a way to honour the legacy of women who have paved the path for us today. This is an amazing line-up, be sure to check it out! I know this festival will turn into a successful reoccurring event.”

The Eastern European transplants now residing in Toronto, ON released their sophomore album ‘No Beer In Heaven’ on August 8th with their single ‘Get Me A Beer!’ pleasing beer fans around the globe. This follow-up to 2011’s ‘Marzena’ EP and 2009’s debut ‘Ancestral Anthems’ has a beauty and the beast-like contrast between Ekaterina’s haunting vocals and the band’s metal onslaught, the album captures the reformed quintet at an all-time high, showcasing an impressive palette of twelve entirely new compositions, and straps the listener on an adventurous, heavy and experimental trek, diving into themes of drinking, history and human endeavor. The band unites their diverse cultures into one sound, balancing tradition and folklore with heavy, thrash and black metal for headbangers everywhere.

Upcoming Dates:

November 29th – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club w/ Metal Divas Fest w/ Marchenbilder, At Dawn’s Edge, Psychos Mad Sally

December 6th – St. Catharines, ON – Mikado Lounge w/ Skull Fist, Last Scattering, Manacle

Lyric Video – Get Me A Beer!

protokult-no-beer-in-heaven- promo cover pic - 2014-album-cover

Track Listing – Protokult – No Beer In Heaven

1. Get Me A Beer! (3:04)
2. Heaven Cast Me Out (4:04)
3. My Father’s Word (5:49)
4. Flight of The Winged Hussar (5:52)
5. Sol Intention (4:39)
6. Edge of Time (5:28)
7. Sanctuaries (2:04)
8. Desert Scourge (4:31)
9. Gorale (4:15)
10. Summer’s Ode (6:07)
11. Razbival Okovi Perun (1:26)
12. Water of Life (8:46)

Total Length: (56:12)

Get Me A Beer! – Music Video

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‘No Beer In Heaven’ Album Stream:

http://protokultmetal.bandcamp.com/album/no-beer-in-heaven

YouTube ‘No Beer In Heaven’ Album Stream:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tHT25mIl8o

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* For more info on PROTOKULT:

http://www.protokult.com

http://www.facebook.com/protokult

http://www.twitter.com/protokult

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE PROTOKULT.

Stone.

NERVECELL – Dubai-Based Death/Thrash Unit To Reissue Psychogenocide Full-Length Via Unique Leader Records In January; Studio Clips + Live Footage Posted

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Nervecell - promo band pic - 2014 - #1776DM

Dubai-Based Death/Thrash assault, and recent Unique Leader signees, NERVECELL, will reissue their critically lauded Psychogenocide full-length next year.

Initially released via Lifeforce Records in 2011, Psychogenocide was produced and engineered by Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with drums engineered by Joe Haley at Red Planet Studios in Australia, then mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) in Bialystok, Poland. The album features a guest vocal appearance by Nile’s Karl Sanders on the song “Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)” and reaped mass approval from major media outlets globally.

Metal Hammer championed the band’s, “…thrilling contrast between oriental and musical culture,” furthering that, “these elements don’t collide, they complement each other,” Legacy extolled, “an amazing oriental death-ax and a must have for every Metal hornet,” while The Metal Observer gushed, “it’s quite the quandary to find an even remotely average track on Psychogenocide. NERVECELL‘s latest is a Death Metal album that succeeds in part to its strong focus on memorability and song structure. Things work exceedingly well from start-to-finish…”

Adds the band in a collective statement:Psychogenocide is an album about manipulation and the deception of the human race for an agenda of a higher purpose. A modern approach to the old-school Death/Thrash metal sound, that is both technical yet melodic and full of the NERVECELL signature Middle Eastern twist.”

Psychogenocide – Track Listing:

  1. Anemic Assurgency
  2. Upon An Epidemic Scheme
  3. All Eyes On Them
  4. Amok Doctrine
  5. Psychogenocide
  6. Imprint
  7. Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)
  8. The Taste of Betrayal
  9. Driven By Nescience
  10. Nation’s Plague

Nervecell - promo album banner pic - psychogenocide - 2014

Forged in 2000 as one of the first Extreme Metal bands to emerge from Dubai and having toured alongside legendary Metal acts such as Metallica, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Decapitated and Suffocation, NERVECELL are true torchbearers for a Middle Eastern wave of Metal. The band released their debut full-length, Preaching Venom, in 2009 via Germany’s Lifeforce Records (Europe) and Spellbind Records (Middle East) followed by their critically-adored Psychogenocide long player just two years later. Their unique blend of Middle Eastern Death/Thrash and a reputation for debilitating action-packed live performances helped pave their way to playing some of Europe’s most renowned festivals including Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault.

The widespread success of Psychogenocide also awarded NERVECELL the honor of being crowned the “All Time Best Selling Metal Act” in the Middle East and North Africa region, consequently receiving a plaque of recognition from Virgin Megastores (MENA) in January of 2012 certifying this huge accomplishment. Psychogenocide was also lauded as one of the “Top 10 Death Metal Albums Of 2011” by media outlets globally including Metal Hammer Magazine who named NERVECELL one of the “Defenders Of The Faith,” listing the band as one of the “50 Heroes Of The New Metal Revolution.”

Psychogenocide will be reissued on January 27th, 2015 via Unique Leader Records with preorders to be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime check out various studio clips as well as live footage from the band’s pummeling performance at Kaltenbach Open Air at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on NERVECELL:

http://www.nervecell.net

http://www.facebook.com/nervecell

http://www.uniqueleader.com

http://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NERVECELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SLIPKNOT – Featured As Guitar World Cover Story For December; “.5 The Gray Chapter” Releases October 21st!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Slipknot - Guitar World - Magazine Cover promo - 2014 - December

Read an excerpt from the December 2014 issue of Guitar World, featuring legendary Slipknot guitarists Jim Root and Mick Thompson being interviewed by Alan Di Perna, by clicking the link below! Whoa!

http://www.guitarworld.com/slipknots-jim-root-and-mick-thomson-talk-brutal-new-album-5-gray-chapter

Listen to Slipknot’s new album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ before its worldwide release on October 21st here: www.5TheGrayChapter.com.

Below, crank up and watch Slipknot’s music video for ‘The Devil In I’ from the upcoming album, .5: The Gray Chapter 

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

SLIPKNOT – .5: THE GRAY CHAPTER Releases On October 21st, 2014, Via RoadRunner Records! Metal Be Thy Name!

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* For more info on SLIPKNOT:

Website: http://www.slipknot1.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLIPKNOT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, PAUL GRAY.

Stone.

Female-Fronted Israeli Duo SHIRAN Release “The Child” Lyric Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Shiran Avayou - Shiran Project - promo photo - 2014 - #76SA

Shiran Avayou

Female-fronted Israeli Metal project SHIRAN have released a new lyric video for The Child, a track from the Warmer Winter Day EP. Check it below:

SHIRAN will self-release Warm Winter Day on November 15. Created by siren songstress Shiran Avayou and FERIUM guitarist Elram Boxer in 2012, SHIRAN delivers a mixture of hard edged riffs and clean melodic vocals in a Djent Metal style that also culls from Jazz and Blues.

With the help of the other FERIUM members, SHIRAN will be hitting the stage to perform these magnificent songs. Stay tuned! A teaser/rehearsal video for Warm Winter Day track “The Child” can be viewed below:

Shiran - Warm Winter Day - promo EP cover pic

Track List:

Remain

Warm Winter Day

The Child

Glint of Light

Burden’s Off

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SHIRAN:

shiranproject.com

 twitter.com/shiranproject

soundcloud.com/shiran-avayou

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SHIRAN.

Stone.

Grindscene Records Sign Foul Body Autopsy – New EP Announced

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Foul Body Autopsy - Tom Reynolds - promo pic - 2014 - #668

Grindscene Records today reveals a swell in their roster, having picked up emerging Extreme Metal one man outfit Foul Body Autopsy.

Label manager Pete Clarke comments: “We are thrilled to welcome Foul Body Autopsy onto our roster. FBA formed in 2010 and has been carving its name into the UK for 4 years now. This one-man army will be releasing a new 2 track EP entitled ‘So Close To Dehumanization’ unto the world on November 4th 2014.”

Armed with an iPod, guitar and a desire to crush skulls, Foul Body Autopsy is a one-man band from Leicester City founded by Metal maverick Tom Reynolds. Over the space of 4 years Tom has released a full-length album and is now working with Equivalence Music Management & Grindscene Records, planning for a full Metal tirade in the UK.

Prior to this Tom has played Bloodstock Open Air and has shared the stage with the likes of Prostitute Disfigurement, Flayed Disciple, Cancerous Womb, General Surgery, Aeon, Cerebral Bore, Panic Cell, Cannabis Corpse, Decapitated, Aborted, Basement Torture Killings, Amputated, Ageless Oblivion, Leng Tch’e, Thy Art Is Murder, Scordatura and Carnal Decay.

With pure shred techniques, blistering speed and no lack of humour within his show this is a unique show that should not be missed.

Tom comments on the signing: “I’m very proud to be on Grindscene Records; in fact it was the only UK label I wanted to be on.”

Foul Body Autopsy - So close to complete dehumanization - promo cover pic

Artwork, as seen above, was completed by Coki Greenway (Bloodshot Dawn, Aborted, Legion Of The Damned, Suicide Silence, Opeth).

‘So Close To Dehumanization’ Tracklist:

01) So Close To Complete Dehumanization

02) Born In To A Manmade Hell

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Pre-Order ‘So Close To Dehumanization’ HERE

Watch The ‘So Close To Dehumanization’ Trailer Here:

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on FOUL BODY AUTOPSY:

www.facebook.com/foulbodyautopsyofficial

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE FOUL BODY AUTOPSY.

Stone.

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