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KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE’s ‘Night Of The Nuberus’ Out Now And Streaming!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on March 29, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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That ominous rumbling you heard was not a deception perpetrated by your ears, but rather a warning of a nefarious force emerging from the streets of Birmingham, Alabama. That force is KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE and Night of the Nuberus is now upon us. Released in September 2017, the time has arrive for the rest of the world to heed the warning and prepare for an old school crossover attack that combines Black Metal melodies, Doom/Sludge/Death Metal breakdowns, and in-your-face punk/thrash aggression with lyrical content inspired by horror films. And let’s not forget about the serial-killer themed stage shows!

Stream Night of the Nuberus in its entirety below or by visiting the following link:

kamikazezombie.bandcamp.com/album/night-of-the-nuberus

The music of Night of the Nuberus was written by Clint Spain and Steve Cater, the former also penning the lyrics. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Matthew Washburn (Mastodon) at LedBelly Sound Studio. Artwork and layout come courtesy of Shawn Knight.

Vocalist/Guitarist Clint Spain had this to say about the band’s macabre creation:

“Night of the Nuberus is our first major release. We went for a horror movie vibe in writing and recording the album, like a love letter to old slasher movies and horror punk bands. But my love for the New Orleans scene, black metal and the Melvins definitely bleeds through.”

Night of the Nuberus can also be purchased at kamikazezombie.com/merchandise.html

Track Listing:

  1. Manhunter
  2. Eraser-Head
  3. The Stone Giant
  4. In the Mouth of Madness
  5. The Story of Jane Doe
  6. 1226
  7. Death Rides a Horse
  8. The Blood Countess
  9. As the Moon Stares at Death

KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE started in 2014. They are a heavy crossover band from Birmingham Al, with multiple influences from hardcore, metal and punk. All of these very different influences led them to become their own genre of heavy music with multiple styles flowing through every KZ song.

KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE has shared the stage with Superjoint (Phil Anselmo and Jimmy bower), Max and Igor Cavalera, Cannibal Corpse, Doyle, Crowbar, Power Trip, Raven, OVERKILL, Venom, Child Bite, GoatWhore, Iron Reagan, Battle Cross,Valient Thorr, Havok, Toxic Holocaust, Decapitated, Hammer Fight, GateCreeper, Dark Sermon, Exalted and many more.

Album Line-up:

Clint Spain – Vocals and guitar

Steve Cater – Lead guitar, backing vocals and bass

Josh Fondren – Drums

Current Line-up:

Clint Spain – Vocals and guitar

Steve Cater – Lead guitar

Damon Dodd – Bass

Terry Quillen – Drums

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* For more band info:

www.kamikazezombie.com/

www.facebook.com/kamikazezombieband/

 www.instagram.com/kamikazezombieband 

Source:

LONG LIVE KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE.

STONE.

BEHEADED “Beast Incarnate” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 3, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal Fists 5 Metal Odyssey

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

BEHEADED are a Death Metal band from Malta and their 2017 studio album released via Unique Leader Records, Beast Incarnate, has kicked my Metal loving ass severely. BEHEADED can also be labeled as a Melodic Death Metal band as well; regardless, their sonic brutality is all that needs to be remembered as I give you the Metal details on Beast Incarnate. This album turned out to be one of my most favorite in a very long line of Death Metal album releases from 2017.

The opening title track, Beast Incarnate, I can easily choose to be the very best song on this album; however, this entire album is nothing short of Death Metal bliss. BEHEADED put together 8 songs that are insanely addictive if you love your Melodic Death Metal like myself. The guitar solo on Reign Of The Headless King resonates above the rhythmic blasts, a fine example of how no moment on this album is muffled, flat or low in production. The Black Death is a wonderful song that features wonderful blasphemous imagery, if you put your Metal mind to it like I do.

Punishment Of The Grave is the albums’ epic closer and showcases the brilliance that BEHEADED has musically offered to our Death Metal souls; an amazing song that highlights the bands’ guitarists and leaves me stunned. This album is a killer and as deadly as a cornered rabid sewer rat. BEHEADED have become a mainstay for my steady diet of Death Metal and I highly endorse Beast Incarnate. The vocals of Frank Calleja are incredible and this band has mucho talent from every Metal angle, in my Metal opinion. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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David ‘Cejca’ Cachia – bass
Omar Grech – guitars
Simone Brigo – guitars
Davide ‘BrutalDave’ Billia – drums
Frank Calleja – vocals

Marten Van Kruijssen – session live drummer
Daniel Said – session live drummer

Beast Incarnate – Track List:

Beast Incarnate

The Horror Breathes

Crossing The House Of Knives

Reign Of The Headless King

The Black Death

Cursed Mediterranean

Fid-dlam Tadejjem

Punishment Of The Grave

For more band info: Beheaded

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BEHEADED.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

DRIFT INTO BLACK – Atmospheric/Experimental Gloom Metal Project Featuring Former Member Of Grey Skies Fallen Releases “Shadow People” EP; Full Stream Available

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on December 30, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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For close to twenty years, Craig Rossi has handled keyboard duties for the Doom Metal band Grey Skies Fallen, recording four albums, two EPs, and two singles with the group. He’s performed numerous shows across the US sharing the same stage with the likes of Opeth, Anathema, Arch Enemy, Amorphis, and Katatonia. He’s since embarked on a new musical journey with atmospheric/experimental gloom metal project DRIFT INTO BLACK and his recently-issued Shadow People EP.

Boasting five depressive tracks, the eclectic sounds comprising Shadow People draw inspiration from a vast array of genres including dark rock, atmospheric, and Doom Metal. Rossi has taken on the task of vocals, guitars, keyboards, mixing, and mastering, along with the help of a hired session drummer. Notes Rossi, “I wanted the production on this EP to sound pale with less crisp than most records; a gloomy sound stage due to the fact that the lyrical content deals with dark human elements. If Anathema, Tiamat, Black Sabbath, and Katatonia all had a love child, DRIFT INTO BLACK would be it.”

Stream/purchase Shadow People in full via Bandcamp at THIS LOCATION or Spotify HERE.

Shadow People – Track Listing:

  1. Dawn Of A New Day
  2. Born Without Eyes
  3. A Funeral For My Enemies
  4. Drift Into Black
  5. Quicksand

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Source: Earsplit

http://www.facebook.com/driftintoblack

http://driftintoblack.bandcamp.com/releases

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DRIFT INTO BLACK.

STONE.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – November 2017 Tour Dates

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 30, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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The Nightbringers North American Tour 2017 – November Tour Dates:

Oct. 31 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

Nov. 1 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

Nov. 2 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall

Nov. 3 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock

Nov. 4 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater (No Suffocation)

Nov. 5 – San Bernardino, CA – KnotFest

Nov. 6 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red

Nov. 7 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe

Nov. 9 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

Nov. 10 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco

Nov. 11 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall

* Click below for more band info:

The Black Dahlia Murder

LONG LIVE THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

STONE.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – To Kick Off US Headlining Tour With Power Trip And Gatecreeper Next Week

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off their US headlining tour in support of their upcoming Red Before Black full-length next week. The tour will commence on November 3rd and run through December 8th with support provided by Power Trip and Gatecreeper. See all confirmed dates below.

Many words come to mind when you hear the name CANNIBAL CORPSE, but one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), Red Before Black, the band’s fourteenth album, serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex.

Moreover, the band have pushed themselves again, ensuring that it stands out from their catalog. “Throughout our career we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. Red Before Black continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things,” asserts bassist Alex Webster. “It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently.”

“We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the rawest sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest and catchiest record.”

Red Before Black will see release on November 3rd via Metal Blade Records. Preorder bundles are currently available at metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse where you can also preview the title track as well as the band’s video for “Code Of The Slashers.”

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Power Trip, Gatecreeper:

11/03/2017 Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL
11/04/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
11/05/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL
11/06/2017 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN
11/08/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
11/09/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX
11/10/2017 Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/12/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
11/13/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/14/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
11/15/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
11/17/2017 Neumos – Seattle, WA
11/18/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/19/2017 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
11/20/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/22/2017 Summit – Denver, CO
11/24/2017 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
11/25/2017 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
11/26/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
11/28/2017 Royale – Boston, MA
11/29/2017 Stage 48 – New York, NY
11/30/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
12/01/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA
12/02/2017 The Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC
12/03/2017 Pete’s – Greensboro, NC
12/05/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
12/06/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
12/07/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/08/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
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Source: Earsplit PR

http://www.cannibalcorpse.net
http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse
http://www.twitter.com/CorpseOfficial
http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

LONG LIVE POWER TRIP & GATECREEPER.

STONE.

GOATWHORE To Kick Off US Tour Dates With 1349 And TOMBS

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on October 26, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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GOATWHORE will join 1349 and label mates Tombs for a short run of live dates leading up to their performance at this year’s edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in San Bernardino, California. The band will kick off the journey with a warm up show in Lafayette, Louisiana Friday, October 27th before joining 1349 and Tombs in Memphis, Tennessee for six shows, including three supporting Kreator.

In February, GOATWHORE will take to the seas on the 2018 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal, the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise with additional live dates to be announced in the coming months before heading overseas for a month-long trek with Sepultura, Obscura, and Fit For An Autopsy. See all confirmed dates below.

GOATWHORE w/ 1349, Tombs:

10/27/2017 The District – Lafayette, LA **
10/29/2017 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
10/30/2017 Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX (supporting Kreator)
10/31/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX (supporting Kreator)
11/01/2017 Top Deck – Farmington, NM (supporting Kreator)
11/02/2017 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
11/03/2017 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/05/2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest @ Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds – San Bernardino, CA [tickets] **
11/17/2017 The Tavern – Hattiesburg, MS **
11/18/2017 The Brick House – Houma, LA **
** no 1349, Tombs

End Tour

2/1-5/2018 70000 Tons Of Metal – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

w/ Sepultura, Obscura, Fit For An Autopsy:

2/23/2018 Conne Island – Leipzig, DE
2/24/2018 Masters of Rock Café – Zlin, CZ
2/25/2018 Barba Negra – Budapest, HU
2/26/2018 Orion Club – Rome, IT
2/27/2018 Magazzini Generali – Milano, IT
3/01/2018 Explosiv – Graz, AT
3/02/2018 Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, SK
3/03/2018 Proxima – Warsaw, PL
3/04/2018 B90 – Gdansk, PL
3/06/2018 Columbia Theater – Berlin, DE
3/07/2018 Docks – Hamburg, DE
3/08/2018 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE
3/09/2018 LKA Longhorn – Stuttgart, DE
3/10/2018 Backstage – München, DE
3/11/2018 Tivoli Ronda – Utrecht, NL
3/13/2018 SWX – Bristol, UK
3/14/2018 SWG3 – Glasgow, UK
3/15/2018 The Tivoli – Dublin, IE
3/16/2018 Hammerfest- Pwlhelli, GB
3/17/2018 Foundry – Sheffield, UK
3/18/2018 Koko – London, UK
3/20/2018 Elysee Montmartre – Paris, FR
3/21/2018 Zeche -Bochum, DE
3/22/2018 Hirsch – Nürnberg, DE
3/23/2018 Rockhouse – Salzburg, DE
3/24/2018 Kofmehl – Solothurn, CH

GOATWHORE is touring in support of latest full-length, Vengeful Ascension, released in June via Metal Blade Records. Their seventh full-length offering and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

The critically lauded offering toppled Billboard charts upon its first week of release earning the #4 spot on Billboard’s Heatseeker Albums chart, #6 on the Hard Rock Album Sales chart, #11 on the Independent Albums chart, #16 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, #18 on the Rock Album Sales chart, #49 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, and #59 on the Top 200 Albums chart making it the band’s highest charting album to date! In Canada the record was met with equal accolades debuting at #19 on the Hard Music chart and #145 on the Top Albums chart.

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Vengeful Ascension is out NOW on Metal Blade Records on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. To preview and purchase the record visit metalblade.com/goatwhore.

 “The album roars with the classic GOATWHORE sound of searing shredding and screams of rage. The material also tries some new things, tossing in a bit of blackened atmosphere, adding to the philosophical questions the music dives into.” – Alternative Press’ 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2017 So Far

“Turning frowns upside down with metal steeped in gloom isn’t supposed to be a thing, but in incorporating more classic influences, GOATWHORE has (in)advertently offered Vengeful Ascension as a link between battle jackets and monk robes. 8/10″ – Decibel Magazine

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more GOATWHORE:

http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore

LONG LIVE GOATWHORE.

STONE.

Dark Descent To Release DESOLATE SHRINE’s ‘Deliverance From The Godless Void’ In November

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 22, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Finnish Death Metal trio DESOLATE SHRINE will release new album Deliverance from the Godless Void November 10 on Dark Descent Records. The album’s opening track, “The Primordial One,” is streaming below and at https://youtu.be/4q2Ua5RV-pI

It may be DESOLATE SHRINE’s fourth album (third on Dark Descent Records) in six years, but the band shows no sign of fatigue on their newest opus. The band continues to erase the already thin line existing between Black, Death and Doom and once again come out of the abyss with their own instantly recognizable style.

Recorded during 2016 with the same core trio since 2011’s debut Tenebrous Towers, this new beast, while no less epic than its predecessors (three of the seven songs featured here are at over eight minutes long) is even more textured and tortured while at the same time highly atmospheric.  And while a track like “Unmask the Face of False” may be the heaviest and slowest they’ve ever done, that doesn’t prevent “Demonic Evocation Prayer” from being transfigured by hellish blast beats either. Still, as with each of their albums, DESOLATE SHRINE‘s latest full-length is to be considered like one big entity, almost like a ceremony if you will, one that demands to be experienced from beginning to end without interruption.

The album artwork was created by L.L. Dan Lowndes – mastered Deliverance from the Godless Void at Resonance Sound Studio.

TRACK LIST:

  1. The Primordial One
  2. Lord of the Three Realms
  3. Unmask the Face of False
  4. The Waters of Man
  5. The Graeae
  6. Demonic Evocation Prayer
  7. The Silent Star
  8. …of Hell

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LINE-UP:

L.L. – All instruments

M.T. – Vocals, lyrics

R.S. – Vocals

* For more info:

www.facebook.com/desolateshrine/

www.darkdescentrecords.com

darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DESOLATE SHRINE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

ELVENKING “Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire” – Releases On November 10th, via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 20, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Italian Folk Power Metal band Elvenking will unleash their new studio album “Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire” on November 10th. Prepare for ELVENKING‘s most epic release ever!

Pre-order: http://bit.ly/2xjJvGM

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Source:

https://www.afm-records.de/en/

LONG LIVE ELVENKING.

STONE.

OZ – New Studio Album “Transition State” Releases On October 20th, Via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Finnish Heavy Metal cult band OZ is back! More than five years after the re-start of their career with the ”Burning Leather” release, the band led my founding member and drummer Mark Ruffneck finally delivers the anticipated new studio album (their first all new songs album since 1991!), titled “Transition State” (out October 20th). And OZ doesn’t fail to impress with thirteen cracking and fresh, traditional Metal tracks of immensely high quality. Even though Ruffneck is the last remaining member left from the original line-up, OZ are as strong as ever and continue to haunt you with the relentless, uncompromising sound they are known for!

OZ line-up:

Mark Ruffneck – Drums & Percussion
Vince Kojvula – Vocals
Johnny Gross – Guitar
Juzzy Kangas – Guitar
Peppy Peltola – Bass

Transition State – Track List:

1. Bone Crusher
2. Restless
3. Heart Of A Beast
4. Drag You To Hell
5. Whore Of Babylon (Bonus Track)
6. The Witch
7. In A Shadow Of A Shotgun
8. Never Close Your Eyes
9. The Mountain
10. Demonized
11. We’ll Never Die
12. Sister Red (Bonus Track)
13. Midnight Screams (Bonus Track)

Press Release Source:

Pre-order: https://shop.afm-records.de/oz/

OZ Official

LONG LIVE OZ.

LONG LIVE AFM RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

DESTRUCTION “Thrash Anthems II” – Releases On November 11th, via Nuclear Blast Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

From the Destruction facebook:

In 2007, DESTRUCTION proved how successful re-recording some of their timeless classics and re-imagining history could be. The follow-up to 2007’s Thrash Anthems is ready to rock the Metal world and shows how fans can be part of both a band’s history and future. For Thrash Anthems II, DESTRUCTION called upon on their loyal fans through PledgeMusic to help them create the record and contribute to the band’s epic history.

Mastermind Schmier states:
“As it is a part of our past to relaunch classic songs from our history with a fresh face and we had many demands on a Thrash Anthems continuation, we decided to do a second part of this re-animation of classic 80s DESTRUCTION material. For us it was important to choose the tracks with the fans and first when NB did not wanna do the album, we decided to do a pledge campaign to raise the funds for the production, together with the die hards.

To make a long story short, we know not everybody will like these new versions of those thrash evergreens (just listen to the originals then) but it was an important task for us to keep them alive for a whole new generation of metalheads that love those fresh and brutal new recordings. We are very happy now, that our label is finally releasing this collection of thrash classics. The vibe on this record is so vicious, uncommercial and has this 80s feeling with an even more aggressive edge and THAT is was made our THRASH so special, in the good old days and now!”

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Pre-order Thrash Anthems II here: http://nblast.de/DestructionTAIINB

* For more band info:

Destruction

LONG LIVE DESTRUCTION.

LONG LIVE OLD SCHOOL THRASH METAL.

STONE.

ANNIHILATOR “For The Demented” – New Studio Album Releases On November 3rd!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 14, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Canadian Thrash Metal warriors, ANNIHILATOR, will be releasing For The Demented, their 16th studio album, on November 3rd via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music.

ANNIHILATOR:

Jeff Waters (vocals, guitar)
Fabio Alessandrini (drums)
Rich Hinks (bass)
Aaron Homma (guitar)

For The DementedTrack Listing:

01. Twisted Lobotomy
02. One To Kill
03. For The Demented
04. Pieces of You
05. The Demon You Know
06. Phantom Asylum
07. Altering The Alter
08. The Way
09. Dark
10. Not All There

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For more band info:

Annihilator

LONG LIVE ANNIHILATOR.

STONE.

COMMUNIC – To Release New Album “Where Echoes Gather” On October 27th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 11, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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One of Europe’s leading and most popular Prog Metal acts is finally back: Norway’s Communic Official have made a lasting impression on the scene with their previous four studio albums “Conspiracy In Mind” (2005), “Waves Of Visual Decay” (2006), “Payment Of Existance” (2008) and “The Bottom Deep” (2011), which all have been released by Nuclear Blast. Critical acclaim follows COMMUNIC since day one and a devoted worldwide fan base is hotly anticipating the release of the first COMMUNIC album since six years.

With “Where Echoes Gather”, the band impressively confirms and underlines its exceptional status. COMMUNIC’s first album for AFM is nothing short of another dark and atmospheric masterpiece, created by the very same three guys who founded the band back then. COMMUNIC’s characteristic mixture of prog, power and thrash sounds as fresh and relevant as ever and will amaze the band’s countless fans to the fullest.

“Where Echoes Gather” will be available as Digipak and ltd colored Vinyl (250 units gold, 250 red/marbled).
Pre-order here: http://bit.ly/2x5a6sz

Cover artwork painted by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Iced Earth).

Track Listing:

Digipak
01. The Pulse of the Earth (Part 1 – The Magnetic Center)
02. The Pulse of the Earth (Part 2 – Impact Of The Wave)
03. Where Echoes Gather (Part 1 – Beneath The Giant)
04. Where Echoes Gather (Part 2 – The Underground Swine)
05. Moondance
06. Where History Lives
07. Black Flag of Hate
08. The Claws Of The Sea (Part 1 – Journey Into The Source)
09. The Claws Of The Sea (Part 2 – The First Moment)
Bonus Tracks:
10. Watching It All Disappear (Live In Studio 2017)
11. At Dewy Prime (Live In Studio 2017)
12. Waves Of Visual Decay (Acoustic Live Version – 10th Anniversary Concert)

Vinyl
Side A
01. The Pulse of the Earth (Part 1 – The Magnetic Center)
02. The Pulse of the Earth (Part 2 – Impact of The Wave)
03. Where Echoes Gather (Part 1 – Beneath The Giant)
04. Where Echoes Gather (Part 2 – The Underground Swine)
05. Moondance

Side B
06. Where History Lives
07. Black Flag of Hate
08. The Claws Of The Sea (Part 1 – Journey Into The Source)
09. The Claws Of The Sea (Part 3 – The First Moment)

Source:

https://www.afm-records.de/en/

LONG LIVE COMMUNIC.

STONE.

ACCEPT – ‘The Rise Of Chaos’ Enters Album Charts Worldwide!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on August 16, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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The super legendary ACCEPT have once again busted onto the album charts worldwide with their new studio album of Metal: The Rise Of Chaos. I’m beyond pleased to see that ACCEPT invaded the charts in the USA! Take a look at the chart info above and see how ACCEPT ranked in your country (if listed). Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

ACCEPT:

Wolf Hoffmann – Guitar
Peter Baltes – Bass
Mark Tornillo – Vocals
Christopher Williams – Drums
Uwe Lulis – Guitar

ACCEPT released their brand new album THE RISE OF CHAOS on August 4th via Nuclear Blast.

Get your copy here: http://nblast.de/AcceptRiseOfChaosNB

Order: nuclearblast.com/accept-restlesslive

LONG LIVE ACCEPT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

ACCEPT – New Studio Album “The Rise Of Chaos” Releases On August 4th… And Other ACCEPT News!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 23, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

From the ACCEPT facebook timeline:

Heavy Metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled The Rise Of Chaos, will be unleashed on August 4th, 2017. The band’s 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast will continue the tradition of its three predecessors – Blood Of The Nations, Stalingrad, and Blind Rage – with grandeur and precision.

ACCEPT  – The Rise Of Chaos Official Music Video:

Pre-order Now At http://nblast.de/AcceptDigital

ACCEPT on the cover of the August 2017 issue of ROCK HARD MAGAZINE!

* For more info on ACCEPT:

ACCEPT

LONG LIVE THE HEAVY METAL LEGENDS ACCEPT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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Chilean Black/Death Metal Band OCCASVUS Releasing Debut Album on Unspeakable Axe In September

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , on July 14, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Chilean Black/Death Metal Squad OCCASVS will release debut album Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria via Unspeakable Axe Records on September 29th.

A promo video for album track “Union” is available at this location or below. The song is an 8-minute odyssey through all of the band’s startling blend of ideas and influences. Tremolo-picked riffs intertwine around blast beats, and the vocals are growled, shrieked, and even sung in eerie, stentorian harmonies.

The Chilean underground scene has thrived for aeons with great bands playing every brand of extremity. OCCASVS is both unique within that scene and a fitting encapsulation of it, combining Black Metal with Death Metal, Heavy Metal and more.  They lay in wait for years as their long-in-the-works debut album was fine-tuned to their exacting standards. Now Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria is to be unleashed on the world.

Track List:

Andante Nocturno Op.7

Triumphal Defeat

Under Human Eyes

Psychic Burial

Ritual Death

Seer

Union

* For more info:

www.facebook.com/Occasvs

http://unspeakableaxerecords.com

unspeakableaxerecords.bandcamp.com/

 www.facebook.com/unspeakableaxerecords

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE OCCASVUS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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SATYRICON – Unveil First Details About Brand New Album!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 13, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

As reported by Napalm Records:

Nearly three years in the making, SATYRICON have announced that ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’, their highly anticipated ninth studio album, is set for release on 22nd September via Napalm Records.

Recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser (who previously worked on SATYRICON’s 2006 album, ‘Now, Diabolical’), ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ is not just a new collection of songs from one of extreme music’s most enduring and reliable bands: this is a wholesale reinvention and a brand new era in SATYRICON history.

Frontman and visionary, Satyr informs us “Approaching this release, what I always kept in mind is that either this is the beginning of something new or it’s gonna be my last record. If this is going to be the last, then it needs to be something special. If there are more records, then I’d better make sure that this is so different from the last one that it feels like a new beginning. I think it’s really, really dark, very spiritual and filled with confidence and energy.”

‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ is a profound statement about the essence of SATYRICON’s music and the eternal value of art itself. Satyr continues, “The way that I see it is that for any art, be it SATYRICON or any other form of art with substance, in order for you to be able to inhale and completely understand it, it will take a little bit of you as well. If you get it all after a couple of listens, you know that it probably won’t stay with you. So the title is saying, ‘From the depth of the people making this record to the depth of the listener…’ If you want to take part in this journey, you should be prepared to dig deep down in the darkest corner of your soul with us.”

SATYRICON is also proud to share the album’s front cover – an obscure drawing from 1898 by perhaps the greatest Norwegian artist of all time, Edvard Munch.

‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ will be released in digital format, a CD digipak and gatefold vinyl options. Pre-orders will go live in August.

* For more info:

Satyricon

Napalm Records

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

STONE.

Boris Records Announce Vinyl Reissue Of HELLGOAT Debut

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 9, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Boris Records is set to release the long overdue vinyl edition of the debut full-length album from U.S. Black Metal nihilists Hellgoat. Seventeen years after its initial release, Blasphemy from Serpent Tongues has been remastered and pressed for an August 8th release.

The vinyl re-issue comes ahead of the four-date “Satanists in Flames” tour with Nyogthaeblisz. Cities and dates are as follows:

August 17 – Providence, Rhode Island

August 18 – Gaithersburg, Maryland

August 19 – Brooklyn, New York

August 20 – Wilmington, Delaware

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Formed in 2004 with a relentless commitment to never compromise, Hellgoat unleashed three demos before recording their debut album, Blasphemy from Serpent Tongues, released in 2005 on CD alone and in a limited run.

At a time when Black Metal bands were experimenting with symphonic or progressive elements, Hellgoat drew inspiration from the ancient masters and released eight tracks of hateful Black Metal.

Building on this base, Hellgoat subsequently released two albums and numerous EP’s. They have taken their gospel of hate on the road, having toured extensively in every region of the country, as well as internationally.

For the very first time, Blasphemy from Serpent Tongues is being released on vinyl, newly remastered from the original mix and specifically for vinyl by Mammoth Sound Mastering. This is a haunting, savage, visceral assault on the senses. Prepare yourself for Blasphemy from Serpent Tongues.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

* For more info:

www.facebook.com/Hellgoat-359498710801448

www.boris-records.com

borisrecords.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/borisrecordsatl

LONG LIVE HELLGOAT.

STONE.

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH – “Stream Remain Defiant” By Brutal Florida Hardcore Outfit In Its Entirety; LP Out Now Through 1732 Records

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on July 8, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Stream / share / order LOYAL UNTIL DEATH’s Remain Defiant at THIS LOCATION or below:

Remain Defiant, the damaging new LP from South Florida metallic hardcore outfit LOYAL UNTIL DEATH, is now streaming in its entirety, as the album sees release through guitarist/vocalist Nakia Romero’s 1732 Records.

Decibel Magazine hails a band that brings, “a dose of negativity and reality with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer.” No Echo offers, “Pompano Beach, Florida might sound like an ideal place to go for a little rest and relaxation, but don’t tell that to the guys in LOYAL UNTIL DEATH. The metallic hardcore power trio specialize in the kind of aural violence that has more in common with the ugly sounds of Hatebreed and Sworn Enemy than it does with anything even remotely close to ‘beach music.'”

No Clean Singing posts, “Words that come to mind in listening to this barrage of hardcore ferocity are ‘bruising’, ‘battering’, and ‘mauling’. It’s shot through with punishing grooves and blood-red vocal fury, driven by huge low-end power in the rhythm section’s sound and head-whipping riffs that provide a surge of adrenaline.” Mass Movement praises, “LOYAL UNTIL DEATH don’t fuck around, they bring the beat-down and the stage diving, slam happy pit anthems, light up the dancefloor, hit like Mike Tyson on his best day, survey the devastation that they’ve left in their wake and then do it all over again ad infinitum. Like a heads down, see you at the head, two step fueled combination of Turmoil and Terror, LOYAL UNTIL DEATH are a band that you need in your life.”

Remain Defiant is out today on colored vinyl LP, CD, and digital platforms. Stream the album and find preorder bundles at Bandcamp HERE, BigCartel HERE, and iTunes HERE, and see the band’s lyric video for “What Never Dies” HERE or below:

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH once again slaps the world a huge dose of reality with the follow-up to their Born Of Violence full-length. With punishing guitar riffs, merciless lyrics, multiple vocal deliveries, and drums that march to machine gun fire, Remain Defiant is a war cry heard by the Gods, an album created as a big middle finger to the music scene, to society… to the world.

The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Iceman Studios in Royal Palm Beach with maestro Daniel Columbo (Old Habits, Ether, Incited, Cinderblock, Bishop) at the helm, who captured the sound the band was looking for; gut-wrenching guitar tones, earth shattering drums. It was the missing link to take the band’s sound to the next level. Completing the album is artwork by Eliran Kantor. Fans of Terror, Crucified, Hatebreed and other top-tier metallic hardcore acts will not hesitate to dive headfirst into the brutal grooves and antagonistic delivery.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

https://www.facebook.com/LOYALUNTILDEATH

https://www.facebook.com/1732Records

LONG LIVE LOYAL UNTIL DEATH.

STONE.

GOATWHORE Crushes Billboard Charts – “Vengeful Ascension” Serves As Band’s Highest Charting Album To Date

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 6, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Goatwhore - Vengeful Ascension - album chart - Billboard - flyer - 2017 - #33MO6336

GOATWHORE‘s latest album, Vengeful Ascension, released on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records, toppled Billboard charts upon its first week of release earning the #4 spot on Billboard’s Heatseeker Albums chart, #6 on the Hard Rock Album Sales chart, #11 on the Independent Albums chart, #16 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, #18 on the Rock Album Sales chart, #49 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, and #59 on the Top 200 Albums chart making it the band’s highest charting album to date! In Canada, the record was met with equal accolades debuting at #19 on the Hard Music chart and #145 on the Top Albums chart. 

Vengeful Ascension is out now on Metal Blade Records on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. To preview and purchase the record visit metalblade.com/goatwhore.

GOATWHORE recently wrapped up a near-three-week headlining tour with Vancouver metallers, Anciients. The band will take to the streets again this fall on a North American live takeover supporting UK-based Metal icons Venom Inc.. The Blood Stained Earth Tour will ravage twenty-eight cities from September 1st through October 2nd. Additional support will be provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio Deathcore unit The Convalescence. See all confirmed dates below.

GOATWHORE w/ Venom Inc., Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence:
9/1/2017 Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
9/2/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
9/3/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
9/4/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
9/5/2017 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
9/7/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
9/8/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
9/9/2017 Full Terror Metal Fest – Cave In Rock, IL
9/10/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9/11/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
9/13/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA
9/14/2017 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
9/15/2017 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
9/16/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
9/18/2017 Slims – San Francisco, CA
9/19/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/21/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/22/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
9/23/2017 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
9/24/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/25/2017 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
9/26/2017 Parish at HOB – New Orleans, LA
9/28/2017 Churchill’s – Miami, FL
9/29/2017 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/30/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL
10/1/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/2/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

The band’s seventh full-length offering and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome). A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom, Vengeful Ascension finds its members at their most accomplished both individually and as a cohesive unit.

Guitarist Sammy Duet’s dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons‘ and bassist James Harvey’s hammering rhythms with frontman Ben Falgoust’s distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.

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“…the high water mark that GOATWHORE have set for themselves thus far… 9/10″ – Metal Injection

“Vengeful Ascension has extremity black metal fans will dig, groove that will appeal to death metal aficionados, and potent guitar work thrash lovers can appreciate.” – Loudwire

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GOATWHORE Recording Lineup:
Louis B. Falgoust II – vocals
Sammy Duet – guitars, vocals
Zack Simmons – drums
James Harvey – bass

GOATWHORE Touring Lineup:
Louis B. Falgoust II – vocals
Sammy Duet – guitars, vocals
Zack Simmons – drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – bass

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore

LONG LIVE GOATWHORE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

The Mighty ARGUS Return With ‘From Fields of Fire’ Sept 8th On Cruz Del Sur Music

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on July 5, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

ARGUS - From Fields Of Fire - promo cover pic - 2017 - #33MO73ILMFSO3

Four years after the release Beyond the Martyrs, mighty U.S. Heavy Metal torchbearers ARGUS will release From Fields of Fire September 8th on Cruz Del Sur Music! From Fields of Fire is the defining moment from a band that has delivered the goods album after album. It is the highlight of their career to date and it is an album that will be seen as a highlight in heavy metal circles, not just this year, but for years to come.

ARGUS no longer needs an introduction. Three studio albums, three EPs, several European tours and US showcases and festival appearances have established the name of ARGUS as an established force in the Heavy Metal Universe. Yet, ARGUS is a band not content to rest on its achievements. This is a band that is still hungry – a growing and strengthening animal that shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Judging from the outside almost nothing seems to have changed this time around on From Fields of Fire. Another exceptional and visionary cover provided by Brad Moore, and an Intro / Outro on the track list, another of ARGUS‘ trademarks through all their records. But it’s when you get on the inside, when you bite this album below the flesh to the bones that you realize ARGUS has not only been able to maintain their uniqueness, but the band has raised the quality of their creativity and therefore raised the stakes for their future.

ARGUS:

Brian ‘Butch’ Balich – Vocals

Dave Watson – Guitars

Jason Mucio – Guitars

Justin Campbell – Bass

Kevin Latchaw – Drums

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There’s a definite step ahead in terms of production and songwriting, which has reached the highest quality with the addition of producer and guitarist Dave Watson and bassist Justin Campbell in the line-up. The tense opener “Devils of Your Time” and the emotional closing “No Right to Grieve” are the songs that most clearly express their courage and confidence of exploring unusual sonic paths.

But it’s the entire album that confirms that ARGUS is probably the best band nowadays to pay homage to traditional heavy metal without merely aping their heroes. This is true Metal with doom elements, two worlds that often touch, but have never been as well synthesized into a single, organic sound as they are here. From Fields of Fire features some real Heavy Metal gems: the infectious melodies and guitar-drive of “You Are the Curse” and “216,” the moody “Hour of Longing,” the galloping sound of “As a Thousand Thieves” and the borderline epic, ever-shifting majesty of “Infinite Lives, Infinite Doors.”

From Fields of Fire is an album that whose parts are as strong as the whole, where each track is a highlight; yet, it is also an album that demands to be absorbed as a whole where the music, lyrics and atmosphere reach deep inside of you and take root as your appreciation of this band and this music grows to be a part of you.

Track Listing:

  1. Into The Fields Of Fire
  2. Devils Of Your Time
  3. As A Thousand Thieves
  4. 216
  5. You Are The Curse
  6. Infinite Lives Infinite Doors
  7. Hour Of Longing
  8. No Right To Grieve
  9. From The Fields Of Fire

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Source: ClawHammer PR

www.facebook.com/argusmetal/

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

http://cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/

LONG LIVE ARGUS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

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