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ATARAXY – To Release “When All Hope Fades” In February, via Dark Descent Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 28, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Spain’s ATARAXY are set to return next year with the release of When All Hope Fades.

The album comes on the heels of the 2016 “The Festival / The Tomb” single and marks the band’s first full-length since Revelations of the Ethereal (2012).

Dark Descent Records premiered album track “Matter Lost in Time” on the label’s most recent digital sampler. The nearly 11-minute exploration of doom-laden death metal immediately caught the attention of the press, including No Clean Singing, who described the song as “…spellbinding, in a chilling and disconcerting way – haunting, bleak and heavy, with tendrils of uneasy but seductive melody that glide like serpents, seeping poison.”

Stream the track HERE or below:

Dark Descent Records will release When All Hope Fades on CD, cassette and digital on February 16. Vinyl treatment coming through Me Saco Un Ojo Records.

With a certain maturity and poise, a sense of deep-set misery almost pushes the record into death-doom territory. Almost…but not quite. The sound remains tensely energetic, albeit with a sense of space, time and songcraft which is more impressive than ever.

Gruesomely textured wraith-like melodies intertwine monstrously hammering double-bass rhythms, the delicate interplay of guitar harmonies threading a perfect line between devious subtlety and straight-ahead bludgeon.

Perhaps above all else, the gasping tortured vocals imbue a horrific terror upon the listener. It is the sum of all parts which so masterfully elevate Ataraxy above their peers. Few others have scaled such heights; in this timeless classic we witness a band enter the pantheon of Death Metal royalty.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

* For more band & record label info:

facebook.com/ATARAXY-281047751876/

ataraxymuerte.bandcamp.com

www.darkdescentrecords.com

darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords

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LONG LIVE ATARAXY.

STONE.

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THE OCEAN – ‘Precambrian’ 10th Anniversary Edition 3xLP To See Release Via Pelagic Records In March

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on December 28, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Few albums still feel relevant, fresh, and contemporary-sounding, ten-years after their initial release. THE OCEAN‘s Precambrian, originally released in November 2007, is one such case: the band’s most mature and versatile album to that date, Precambrian is distinguished by complex yet intimate songwriting, huge orchestrations, subtle electronic textures and immense harmonic and dynamic density. With guests appearances by Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Old Man Gloom), Nate Newton (Converge), Tomas Hallbom (Breach), Eric Kalsbeek (ex-Textures), and musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Precambrian remains a career-defining milestone for the band and a fan favorite.

To commemorate its release, Pelagic Records will issue a special tenth anniversary edition of Precambrian on March 16th, 2018. The 3xLP, available in three color variants, comes with a brand new studio re-recording of ten-minute opener “Rhyacian” featuring the current lineup of guitarist Robin Staps, vocalist Loic Rossetti, drummer Paul Seidel and bassist Mattias Hägerstrand.

For preorders visit THIS LOCATION.

In related news, THE OCEAN will revisit Precambrian during their headlining set at Doom Over Leipzig Festival on April 21st, 2018, where they will be performing the album in its entirety.

Precambrian 10th Anniversary Edition 3xLP Track Listing:

Side A:

  1. Hadean / The Long March Of The Yes-Men
  2. Eoarchaean / The Great Void
  3. Paleoarchaean / Man And The Sea

Side B:

  1. Mesoarchaean / Legions Of Winged Octopi
  2. Neoarchaean / To Burn The Duck Of Doubt

Side C:

  1. Siderian
  2. Rhyacian / Untimely Meditations
  3. Orosirian / For The Great Blue Cold Now Reigns

Side D:

  1. Statherian
  2. Calymmian / Lake Disappointment

Side E:

  1. Ectasian / De Profundis
  2. Stenian / Mount Sorrow

Side F:

  1. Tonian / Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind
  2. Cryogenian
  3. Rhyacian (2017 Studio Version)

“Epic in scope and flawless in execution, Precambrian reinforces THE OCEAN as one of the most exciting names in modern heavy music. Behold mind-blowing metal on a Wagnerian scale.” 9/10 – Rock Sound (UK)

“Full of cinematic breadth and orchestral majesty, it’s easy to get lost in the album’s 80 minutes of rhythmic sea changes and powerful riffing. THE OCEAN excel in their idiosyncratic nuances and hammering insistence on this Teutonic paean to Earth’s geology.” 4/5 – Revolver (US)

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more band & records label info:

http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective

http://www.pelagic-records.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pelagicrecords

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LONG LIVE THE OCEAN.

STONE.

BELDAM – To Release New Studio Album “PASUNG” On January 26th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 24, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Seattle (WA) – Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to release Pasung, the sophomore album from Doom/Sludge titans BELDAM, January 26 on CD and Digital formats.  New song “Vial of Silence” is streaming at youtu.be/emm4kEbWsVM or below:


Pasung is BELDAM‘s second release on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions and their first with new vocalist/lyricist Randall Guidry. The band recently relocated to Seattle, continuing their vision to play skull-crushing, soul-wrenching, paint-peeling Sludge with blackened touches. With influences ranging from Sleep, EyeHateGod, Graves At Sea, The Melvins and Black Sabbath, BELDAM combines a massive wall of guitars, thickened bass tones, bone-rattling drums and harsh vocals featuring lyrics building on the themes of death and despair. Pasung clocks in at 50 minutes of pure, unadulterated American Sludge.

Pasung was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN, April 5-7, with additional tracking on August 31 and September 1, 2017. The album was engineered and mastered by Drew Carroll who recorded BELDAM‘s original 5-song demo in 2015. All guitars and bass on the recording were performed by Grahm Reynolds with the exception of “One from the Stable.” Cullen Wade handled the drums on the entire record. Pasung represents the truest BELDAM. The band focused a significant amount of time on songwriting and pre-production to get the heaviest tones and thickest riffs possible. After parting ways with their original bassist and relocating to Seattle, BELDAM is psyched to release Pasung to the masses and play as many shows as possible in its new Pacific Northwest home.

Track Listing:

  1. Vial Of Silence
  2. Sunken Sorceress
  3. Shed The Coil
  4. One From The Stable
  5. Carrion Feast
  6. That Which Consumes You

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RIYL: Bongzilla, Brainoil, Coffins, Conan, Crowbar, Dopethrone, Grief, High On Fire, Indian, Meth Drinker, Neurosis, Noothgrush, Om, Orange Goblin, Order Of The Owl, Pelican, Primitive Man, Pungent Stench, Rwake, Soilent Green, Sourvein, Sunn O))), Thou, Ufomammut, Weedeater and Zoroaster.

CD Pre-order: www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd164.html

Digital Pre-order: hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/pasung

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Source: ClawHammer PR

* For more band & record label info:

www.facebook.com/BeldamOfficial

beldamofficial.bandcamp.com/releases

instagram.com/beldamofficia

www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/

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LONG LIVE BELDAM.

STONE.

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