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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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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

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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


Source: Earsplit




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

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The Black Dahlia Murder



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 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
Source: Earsplit PR




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

 “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


Source: Earsplit PR

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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

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.


  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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L.L. – All instruments

M.T. – Vocals, lyrics

R.S. – Vocals

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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!


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