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MELIAH RAGE – Reveals Cover Art And Track Listing For New Album “Idol Hands”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on April 12, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From the Meliah Rage facebook:

Here’s the cover art and track listing for our new record IDOL HANDS. Stay tuned for pre-order info thru Metal On Metal Records and a new video!

1: The Kill-All Rule
2: Dark As Your Thoughts
3: Idol Hands
4: Crushed Beneath My Heel
5: Sentenced To Life
6: Absolute Power
7: Infernal Bleading
8: Where Darkness Lies

MELIAH RAGE:

Anthony Nichols – Guitar
Jim Koury – Guitar
Paul Souza -Vocals
Darren Lourie – Bass
Stuart Dowie – Drums

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For more band info: Meliah Rage

LONG LIVE MELIAH RAGE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

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Power Metal Icons IRON FIRE Announce May 4th Release of ‘Dawn of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary’ on Crime Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal with tags , , , , , on April 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Power Metal Icons IRON FIRE have announced the May 4 release of double-CD Dawn of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary on Crime Records. The album, which includes a special collection of demos, live tracks, covers, and three new songs, will be available on double-CD Digipack CD and digital formats. The label released the following statement concerning the forthcoming historical Metal document:

“So now it’s been twenty years since five young guys from the Danish country side decided that power metal should be the first step on their quest to glory. The name Iron Fire came up and carved in stone that these Danes meant to be real, and despite their young age, forge catchy power metal rooted in the classics of Helloween and Running Wild. As the journey continued, ups and downs turned and reformed the band into the trio of today. And now that trio is looking back, and in their wish to celebrate 20 years of power metal, a selection of demo songs has found its way to a double album. Along with three brand new songs Iron Fire provides old songs in the original pre-album versions as well as previously unreleased material. This is the raw and pure, from the heart of Iron Fire. Enjoy!”

Track List:
Disc 1
1. Dawn of Creation
2. Redux (Coming Home)
3.The Other Side
4.A Token of My Hatred (Cover)
5.King at Any Cost (Demo)
6. This Kids (Cover)
7. Kill for Metal (Live)
8. Slaughter of Souls (Live)
9.Final Odyssey (Live)
10. Among the Dead (Demo)
11. Tornado of Sickness (Demo)
12. Still Alive (Demo)
13. My Awakening (Demo)
14. Enter Oblivion (Demo)


Disc 2
1. Thunderstorm (Demo)
2. Glory to the King (Demo)
3. Defender of the Ring (Demo)
4. Prophecy of Pain (Demo)
5. Flames of Revenge (Demo)
6. Millennium Warriors (Demo)
7. Black Heart (Demo)
8. Vengeance from Hell (Demo)
9. Days of Tragedy (Demo)
10.Fire God (Demo)
11. From the North (Demo)
12. Hall of Heroes (Demo)
13. Brothers United (Demo)
14. Jerusalem (Demo)

Pre-order Bonus CD Track Listing:

1. Intro – Blade of Triumph

2. Bridges Will Burn

3. Prince of Agony

4. Steel Invaders

5. Thunderstorm

6. Outro – Odins Call

Pre-orders for Dawn of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary will be available April 6, along with the release of a lyric video and digital single. Those pre-ordering the album will be rewarded with an official bootleg live recording of IRON FIRE‘s 2007 Stuttgart show. Digital Download will be available for pre-order at iTunes on the same day.

Source:

www.facebook.com/ironfiredk

crimerecords.no/artists/iron-fire

www.facebook.com/crimerecordsno/

LONG LIVE IRON FIRE.

LONG LIVE POWER METAL.

STONE.

THUNDERWAR – Reveal Title Track From Forthcoming Album “Wolfpack”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on April 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Old school worship! As soon as you get in touch with the songs of this Polish band, you will feel like you are reminded of legendary metal days. Come into life in Warsaw in 2012, THUNDERWAR are paying tribute to bands like DISSECTION, BATHORY, DEATH, OBITUARY and the 1980s NWOBHM. …and much more! After all, the quartet is not content to only emulate their role models. The Poles are also anxious to leave their own accents in the annals of metal. Thus one got to know and appreciate THUNDERWAR on the first EP “The Birth of Thunder” and the full-length debut “Black Storm”.

The five songs of the “Wolfpack” EP continue the chosen path. The Polish group works out even more clearly and compellingly which kind of metal it prefers. This metal is tradition-conscious, harsh and hymnal, and at the same time also complex and exciting. Great riffs, solos, hooklines and poses are part of THUNDERWAR‘s repertoire. The Old School Blackened Death Metal of the quartet has it all! Incidentally, the atmospheric and playful edge of THUNDERWAR‘s metal is surprising and inspiring. These guys know how to write and play metal hymns for eternity.

The “Wolfpack” EP was recorded in Monochrom Studio with producer Haldor (Satanic Audio). Drums were performed by Paweł ‘Pavulon’ Jaroszewicz (HATE), while James Stewart (VADER) filled in for the last live shows of THUNDERWAR. Over their time of existence, the group shared stages with legends such as CARCASS, MAYHEM, AMON AMARTH, ABBATH, DEATH (D.T.A.), OBITUARY, ASPHYX and SINISTER.

“Wolfpack” out May 25th on Lifeforce Records.

Visit and “like” the band’s facebook page and stay tuned about latest news and live shows, by clicking here: Thunderwar

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LONG LIVE THUNDERWAR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

JUNGLE ROT PREMIERE NEW VIDEO “THE UNSTOPPABLE”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 27, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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2009 Release Surfaces on Vinyl, CD and Digital Formats

First Tour Dates of 2018 Revealed

“Death Metal needs blood, fire and carnage,” declares JUNGLE ROT throat and rhythm guitarist Dave Matrise. Today, JUNGLE ROT has released a brand new video for ‘The Unstoppable,’ from their long out-of-print album What Horrors Await. The fourteen track underground classic will debut on vinyl format for the first time worldwide on Record Store Day, April 21, 2018.

“The Unstoppable” Playing Now.

“Filming the point-of-view aspect from a tank made this video so much better,” states Matrise. “Instead of performing with instruments, we came up with the idea of each JUNGLE ROT soldier inside their own tank – mercilessly fighting and communicating to each other back and forth like killing machines. The lyrics are actually about a rolling death machine and she’s called ‘The Unstoppable,’ the bloodiest, most bad-ass beast you’ve ever seen! Doing the camo face paint is something that I wanted to do for a while and it really captured the whole feel we were going for. Prepare for a total alpha-strike, war-gore cloud of fear with a stop-at-nothing attitude in the thick of battle!”

On the re-issued album Matrise points out, “When we first released What Horrors Await in 2009, it was a one-time deal with a limited run. CD’s never made it to the US and were sold only in Europe where the previous label was based. What Horrors Await has always been JUNGLE ROT’s most sought-after album with fans often paying ridiculous amounts of money for it on eBay. It’s really been a rare and collectible album. We’re so glad it’s now out on our home label Victory Records, it will give everybody a chance to finally hear this monstrous release.”

JUNGLE ROT storm into Canada next week for their first shows of 2018, in anticipation of their tenth studio album (set for a spring release). “We feel lucky to be able to express ourselves through so many albums and I’m hoping our fans will never tire of meat and potatoes metal!” admits guitarist Geoff Bub, as bassist James Genenz adds, “We’ve got quite a fire under our collective asses and we’re psyched to get this album out! This is going to be a nasty record!”

JUNGLE ROT 2018 DATES

April 4 – Toronto, CAN @ Coalition

April 5 – Ottawa, CAN @ Café Dekcuf

April 6 – Trois Rivieres, CAN @ Trois Rivieres Metalfest

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Digital format available now.

CD format available April 6.

Vinyl format available April 21.

Buy the digital copy now, pre-order the vinyl, CD and an exclusive t-shirt at this location.

What Horrors Await (Reissue)

  1. Worst Case Scenario
  2. The Unstoppable
  3. Straightjacket Life
  4. State Of War
  5. Two Faced Disgrace
  6. End Of An Age
  7. Speak The Truth
  8. What Horrors Await
  9. Nerve Gas Catastrophe
  10. Braindead
  11. Atrocity
  12. Exit Wounds
  13. Invincible Force (Destruction cover)
  14. Black Candle Mass

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Source: Victory Records

LONG LIVE JUNGLE ROT.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

BLOOD RELIGION – Release A New Single And Announce Their New Singer

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 24, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Finnish Metal band Blood Religion release a new single ‘Waters of Tohtaa’

WATCH MUSIC VIDEO here:  https://youtu.be/ikhz3txi2tU or below:

We wanted to make a long, epic, atmospheric composition, without forgetting a heavier approach. One could maybe find some influences from Finnish bands Sentenced & Swallow The Sun. During the recordings we heard saddening news that one of our friend departed this life so this track is made in memory of him. This song will take you for a moment to a music trip where the waters of Tohtaa will flow forever, says the band’s drummer Sami Vertanen. Mixing is handled by guitar virtuoso Lassi Tiainen (ex-Drawn Awake).

Listen to:
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2FW7PEX
Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/59418982
Tidal: https://tidal.com/album/86193419
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2IGPp8R

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Blood Region is also announcing their new singer 29-year-old Ira Green, known from ‘Voice Of Italy’. Ira comments an upcoming album project: “I’m excited to join this project! It’s always interesting mix different kind of sounds and moods and I already know that it would be fun. I started with music 12 years ago but it’s always a good choice to embrace something new and I hope to come soon in Finland, Let’s go guys!!”

We have long considered what kind of vocal sound we’d like to have on our upcoming album and we thought that Ira’s voice was more than perfect to it. New single with Ira on vocals is released pretty soon and full length album will follow later in the fall.

LONG LIVE BLOOD RELIGION.

STONE.

BAPTISTS – To Release Third Album, “Beacon Of Faith”, Via Southern Lord On May 25th; New Track “Capsule” Now Streaming

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 23, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Vancouver’s BAPTISTS announce their third full-length album, Beacon Of Faith, now confirmed for release through Southern Lord on May 25th. The album’s brooding “Capsule” has been made available for streaming.

Beacon Of Faith broadly follows the same trajectory as the album’s predecessors, Bushcraft (2013) and Bloodmines (2014) – combining the style of raw adrenaline-fueled emotion, venomous vocal delivery, gigantic guitar sound, and a visceral rhythmic propulsion – a sonic manifestation of desolate rage, bolstered by a palpable sense of urgency. The album is densely packed, yet BAPTISTS‘ sound is far from claustrophobic. There is melody amongst the dissonance, as the band more deeply explore the noise rock vistas that have always underpinned their sound.

Lyrics are drawn from the members’ direct experience of a broken society and general discontentment with everyday life. A multitude of issues are in the firing line, from the Canadian court system, issues surrounding substance abuse, mental health, and how the more fortunate, “tend to dismiss people who have been dealt a less-fortunate hand,” as guitarist Danny also reflects.

Beacon Of Faith was recorded at Godcity in Salem, Massachusetts with Kurt Ballou in July 2017, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon.

Hear BAPTISTS’ “Capsule” now at THIS LOCATION or below:

Southern Lord will release Beacon Of Faith on all formats on May 25th; watch for additional updates in the weeks ahead.

“Capsule” Lyrics:
Passing cheeks
A faucet’s drip
The right amount to
Anoint the pit
Saturation
Prevents the clunk
But I want to feel it
As it goes down
Taste what’s going to move me
Before I
Have fucking changed
The tablet drops
An essence seeps
Past consumption
Post misuse
Destination
Informed conceit
A planned reprieve
From culture’s feats

Beacon Of Faith Track Listing:

  1. Worse Than Hate
  2. Absolved Of Life/Spent Cells
  3. Beacon Of Faith
  4. Gift Taker
  5. Capsule
  6. Outbreeding
  7. Vicarious Trauma
  8. Victim Services
  9. Indigo Child
  10. Eulogy Template
  11. Bevel Down
  12. Carbide
  13. Nostrovia

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Source:

* For more band/label info:

http://baptists.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/BAPTISTS/111676572202547
http://www.southernlord.com
http://southernlord.bandcamp.com

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BAPTISTS:

Andrew Drury – vocals

Danny Marshall – guitar

Sean Hawryluk – bass

Nick Yacyshyn – drums

 LONG LIVE BAPTISTS.

STONE.

Death Metal Legends MASTER Sign To Transcending Obscurity Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Master are one of the earliest proponents of Death Metal and are veritable legends in the line, having been around for over three decades and releasing over a dozen records. It’s phenomenal to get a chance to work with a band of their repute and we can only be grateful to be given a chance to work with them for a brand new full length this year if not more. Master’s latest album ‘Vindictive Miscreant’ will not only please their old fans but will also turn many new listeners into one. It’s their best album in years.

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Transcending Obscurity Records label owner Kunal Choksi says, “It’s truly a dream come true to work with a legendary band in Master. Paul Speckmann proved to be a man of rare integrity and signed the contract within two hours of bringing up the topic. Needless to say, I will be doing my utmost best not to let him down and do greater things for his band, now and in the future. This is a very fortuitous signing for the label and I couldn’t be happier. Hard work does pay off, it seems, when there was little respite. Thanks to Rogga Johansson of Paganizer for highly recommending my label to the band. Here’s hoping for a strong partnership with the legends Master.”

Master’s founder Paul Speckmann comments: “Of course it’s an honor and a privilege in these days to sign to a reputable label which comes highly recommended by many excellent musicians! The future of Master carries on and we will fight until the end!”

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Band lineup:

Paul Speckmann – Vocals, Bass

Zdenek Pradlovsky – Drums

Aleš Nejezchleba – Guitars and solos

Track listing:

  1. Vindictive Miscreant
  2. Actions Speak Louder Than Words
  3. Replaced
  4. The Inner Strength Of The Demon
  5. The Book
  6. Engulfed In Paranoia
  7. The Impossible Of Dreams
  8. Stand Up And Be Counted

Source:

Transcending Obscurity Records Bands

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

Official Master Facebook

Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

LONG LIVE MASTER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

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