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SPLINTERED THRONE – To Release “The Greater Good of Man”

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, metal music, news, metal bands, music news with tags , , , , , , , on May 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The traditional metal powerhouse from Portland, Oregon, are beginning their next chapter by unleashing the high-octane record The Greater Good of Man on August 19th 2022. Refining their classic metal sound fused with progressive hard rock and striking melodies, SPLINTERED THRONE have created a majestic and vivacious release.

Well known for their high energy live performances, and having supported the likes of FLOTSAM & JETSAM, PRIMAL FEAR, LITA FORD, and more, The Greater Good of Man sees the band distill their captivating sound. Following the departure of vocalist and founding member Brian Garrison, two-time Blues Music Award winner and European Blues Award nominee Lisa Mann stepped into the role.

Lisa Mann Comments: “I still pinch myself that I’m even in this band- and now we’ve written and recorded a kick ass album? It’s as good a feeling as sex and chocolate. Can’t wait to unleash it upon the world!”

Lisa was by no means a stranger to the world of metal having released her heavy debut album under the pseudonym of WHITE CRONE receiving raving reviews in the underground scene. Despite the pandemic disrupting initial plans, the band have produced an astounding new record. Opening with the enthralling “The Reaper is Calling”, SPLINTERED THRONE bring a high-spirited energy into the deadly track. Channeling their melodic essence, this opening number aptly establishes the mood of the album.

The title track, “The Greater Good of Man” delivers bluesy influences with dynamic bass, groove rhythms, and soaring vocals. Yielding a thrilling pace of high-speed riffs and unrelenting energy, the epic lyrical narrative of “Night of the Heathens” draws the listener into the storytelling. Also included on the album is a moving re-recorded version of the power-ballad “Immortal”.

The Greater Good of Man is the eagerly anticipated next milestone in SPLINTERED THRONE’s career. Showcasing compelling composition and genre fusion across the tracks, the album is a dynamic collection of energy, emotion and storytelling.

SPLINTERED THRONE:
Brian Bailey – bass
Matt Dorado – guitar
Kris Holboke – drums
Lisa Mann – vocals
Jason “JMo” Moser – guitar

Track Listing:
1.The Reaper is Calling* (4:10)
2. The Crossing (6:09)
3. Morning Star Rising (5:50)
4. The Greater Good of Man (3:55)
5. Let it Rain (4:04)
6. Underdogs** (4:50)
7. Night of the Heathens (3:23)
8. Time Stands Still (4:03)
9. Immortal 2020 (Remastered)** (4:34)

Credits:
All songs written by Jason Moser & Lisa Mann except: *written by Jason Moser, Lisa Mann, & Fred Osborn,**written by Jason Moser
ALL SONGS ARRANGED BY SPLINTERED THRONE

“Underdogs” was inspired by those struggling with addiction and to those who made it into Recovery.

Source: C Squared Music

https://splinteredthrone.com/

LONG LIVE SPLINTERED THRONE

CULTØ – Italian Melodic Death Metallers Sign With Time To Kill Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Italian melodic death metallers CULTØ have signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of their debut album “Of the Sun”.

Watch for more details on the album, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming activities to be posted shortly.

CULTØ combine a number of genres and influences, ranging from In Flames to Bloodbath and Septicflesh, filtered through a prism of metallic extremity. The result is fierce melodic death metal, mixing the best of old and new school into their own sound.

Line-up:

Dave – Vocals
Panta – Drums
Ema – Guitars
BT – Bass
John Pino Lisi – Guitars

CULTØ:

https://www.facebook.com/Cultzeroband

https://www.instagram.com/cultzeroband/

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/timetokillrecords/

LONG LIVE CULTØ.

DEMIRICOUS – Release “Smoke Chaser”

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Indiana death/thrash band DEMIRICOUS have unleashed their song “Smoke Chaser”. The track is taken from their highly anticipated album III: Chaotic Lethal, which is out on May 13, 2022. The song is now available on all streaming platforms.

The band comments: 

“From a writing standpoint, we took a bit of a different approach on this one. With the chorus, we wanted to open it up with a huge melodic riff, and a catchy, anthemic hook. And to counteract the catchiness of the chorus and melody, we wanted to cap it with one of the ugliest moments on the entire record. “Smoke Chaser” lyrically is about how humanity has a false sense of relevance, as a result of technology. We are all addicted, and constantly chasing something we will never actually obtain.”

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o66E4nFSHVM

Pre-order vinyl: https://www.postrecordings.com/products/demiricous-chaotic-lethal-lp

Pre-order cassette: https://demiricousofficial.bandcamp.com/album/chaotic-lethal

Rising from the depths of the abyss, DEMIRICOUS are preparing to unleash their most monstrous record yet III: Chaotic Lethal. The death/thrash quartet from Indianapolis, Indiana, initially formed in 2005 and released two successful full lengths gaining international regard. Following an extended hiatus, the outfit are making an impactful return.

“It’s been 15 years since we’ve released a record. We are so unbelievably proud of this one, and this is the DEMIRICOUS record we’ve always wanted to make. Prepare yourselves. It’s a fucking monster.”

DEMIRICOUS delve into heavier instrumentation and sinister moods, releasing a plethora of hard-hitting sounds across the tracks. Immersing eerily into a desolate landscape, “Unconditional Hate” smothers the senses. As guitars begin to screech and grapple through the murkiness, it’s not long before the sheer speed and power of DEMIRICOUS breaks through.

Demonic low tones dominate the instrumentation and aggressive vocals. From the high fuelled groove rhythms of and blast beats of “Smoke Chaser”, to the unearthly doom and gloom of “Chaotic Lethal”, DEMIRICOUS venture across realms of dynamic metal influences creating a thrilling and hauntingly theatrical experience. The album operates in a cyclical nature seeing the final track, “Faith Crime” withdraw to the void from which III: Chaotic Lethal emerged.

III: Chaotic Lethal marks a monumental milestone. It is an epic collection of tracks exploring a dark narrative of the barbaric and grotesque. DEMIRICOUS’s sound is revived and restored, as the band have evolved into their next chapter.

Line-Up:
Nate Olp
Dustin Boltjes
Scott Wilson
Ben Parrish

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/demiricous
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demiricous_official/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DEMIRICOUS.

Introducing MISCREATION; Miscreation MMXXI Out This May

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Canadian death merchants MISCREATION will unveil themselves to the world with the release of Miscreation MMXXI. This three track offering was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Christian Donaldson of Cryptopsy.

MISCREATION’s intelligent and song oriented approach to tech-laden death makes them one of the most promising new acts in modern death metal and Miscreation MMXXI is only a taste of what’s to come.

MISCREATION was formed in 2018 with the intention of creating an eight chapter concept album that follows one cohesive storyline. After spending more than three years perfecting this meticulously crafted collection of death metal, MISCREATION is ready to share its vision. Miscreation MMXXI showcases Chapters II, IV, and VI in a foreshadowing of the impending full-length album. Cover art by Daniel Corcuera.

Miscreation MMXXI comes out May 12.

TRACKLIST:
VI
II
IV

MISCREATION:

Jessy Leduc – Vocals
Jack Lascelles – Guitars & Vocals
Jacob Maisonneuve – Bass & Vocals
Avery Desmarais – Drums

www.instagram.com/miscreationofficial

miscreationofficial.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE MISCREATION.

HAUNTED SHORES (PERIPHERY’S Mark Holcomb & Misha Mansoor) Debut Full-Length Album “VOID” – Available Now Via 3DOT Recordings

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, prog metal music with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Void album cover; art by Paoli Girardi

March 11, 2022 – Haunted Shores, the duo of Periphery’s Mark Holcomb and Misha Mansoor, has released their debut full-length, Void (https://lnk.to/hs-void), today via 3DOT Recordings.

“Misha and I have wanted to do another Haunted Shores album for quite some time, and we finally made the time necessary to focus on these songs,” explains Holcomb. “I have always loved writing Haunted Shores songs, but this one in particular feels special – a little crazier, a little more unhinged, and in my opinion, a step above what we’ve done in the past.”

Photo credit: Ektarina Gorbacheva

The pair have done a series of playthroughs to accompany the release: “OnlyFangs” featuring both Misha and Mark, “Hellfire” with Mark, “Nocturnal Hours” with Misha, and a sax playthrough from Jørgen Munkeby (Shining) for “Nocturnal Hours” can also be viewed here.

Void CDs and merch bundles are available now via the 3DOT webstore. Void was co-produced by Holcomb and Mansoor, with Mansoor also tackling mixing duties. The album cover features a Paoli Girardi painting.

Instagram.com/hauntedshoresofficial

Source: Speakeasy Public Relations & Marketing

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) – Announces New Studio Album, “Universal” To Be Released On May 27th Via Atomic Fire Records

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Tina Korhonen)

There are few rock guitarists on this planet who’ve had such a lasting influence on so many renowned musicians as MICHAEL SCHENKER. With his outstandingly fluid style, inexhaustible wealth of ideas, and instinctive feel for hooks and melodies, MICHAEL SCHENKER is a living legend who, despite his longstanding and distinguished history, still impresses with his unflagging energy and drive.

The blond stringsman from Sarstedt, Germany began his international career in the early 1970s with the Scorpions, achieved worldwide fame after joining British rock group U.F.O., and then seamlessly continued his exceptional global success story under his own name, as well as with acts such as MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (otherwise known as MSG), Temple Of Rock, and MICHAEL SCHENKER Fest. SCHENKER and his career, which has spanned more than five decades, are absolute exceptions in the otherwise short-lived music industry.

Now his latest MSG album is about to be unleashed, scheduled for release on Atomic Fire Records on May 27th under the programmatic moniker of Universal. His latest offering will feature all the strengths of this exceptional musician: first-rate songs with anthemic melodies, catchy guitar riffs, and inspiring solos.

As we have come to expect from him, SCHENKER has once again enlisted a number of prestigious fellow musicians for the recording of his new studio production, among them, as main vocalist, Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, Vandenberg), who will also be MSG’s frontman on their upcoming tour, Michael Kiske (Helloween), and Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), keyboard player Steve Mann (Lionheart), drummers Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow), and Bodo Schopf (Eloy), as well as legendary bassists Bob Daisley (Black Sabbath), Barry Sparks (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dokken), and Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian, Zakk Wylde), with Tony Carey as a very special guest. But more about that later.

First, let’s talk about the basic parameters of the new recording: Like its predecessor Immortal (2021) and the MICHAEL SCHENKER Fest albums Resurrection (2018) and Revelation (2019), Universal was produced by MICHAEL SCHENKER and Michael Voss (Lessmann/Voss, Mad Max) at Voss’s Kidroom Studio, which has become something of a creative home-away-from-home for SCHENKER. “Michael Voss is happy to wait until I have worked out an idea and takes the time to really get to know the song, simultaneously developing ideas for the vocals,” SCHENKER describes of the fruitful collaboration which has one cog intermesh with the other. “Then we work out the drums, bass, and some keyboard parts together. He always has plenty of great ideas up his sleeve.” Compositional highlights abound on Universal, from the haunting opener “Emergency” and the subsequent “Under Attack” with its casually driving groove to “The Universe,” featuring an atmospheric duet by Ronnie Romero and Gary Barden, “Wrecking Ball,” performed as brilliantly as ever by Ralf Scheepers, and “London Calling” with its homage to the British capital’s musical spirit.

The rock anthem “A King Has Gone” and its intro “Calling Baal” both have a special significance: The track, sung by Helloween frontman Michael Kiske, is a tribute to the immortal Ronnie James Dio, in particular to his performance on the 1976 hard rock classic Rainbow Rising. For this reason, SCHENKER has brought together an original Rainbow rhythm section consisting of Bobby Rondinelli and Bob Daisley, additionally enlisting keyboardist Tony Carey, who also played on Rainbow Rising, for a terrific Moog synth intro – a direct reference to the iconic intro of the 1976 album opener “Tarot Woman.” The impressive result “Calling Baal / A King Has Gone” is already considered to be one of the most important and successful songs in SCHENKER’s career to date, both musically and lyrically.

In line with all these highlights, the spectacular MSG album cover designed by Zsofia Dankova (Powerwolf, among others) features SCHENKER in a futuristic spaceship, floating high up in orbit. The artwork is based on the guitarist’s own visions, “I had the original idea for the album cover a few years ago, but only now does it seem to fit perfectly. So, I sent some older sketches to my label Atomic Fire Records and based on this the final artwork and album title were created.”

No doubt about it: The title, artwork, and new songs suit MSG as perfectly as his characteristic Flying V suits MICHAEL SCHENKER! Stand by for more from MSG in the weeks to come.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.michaelSCHENKERhimself.com

http://www.twitter.com/atomicfirerec

LONG LIVE MICHAEL SCHENKER.

GRAVE NEXT DOOR – Release New Music Video For “As Heavy As Texas”

Posted in doom metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Michigan stoner metal outfit, GRAVE NEXT DOOR, have released their new video for their single ”As Heavy As Texas” via Ghost Cult Magazine.

Please note that their upcoming album, Sanctified Heathen, will be releasing via Black Doomba Records on March 18, not January 28th as previously stated.

The band comments:

”We filmed our video for “As Heavy As Texas” in the little town of Hubbard, Texas, where the inspiration of the song came from. We filmed on a severely hot day at the end of July after we played a show there the night before, at the Red Barn Winery And Tasting Room. The town really opened itself to us with their generous and genuine hospitality.

We were able to shoot at two locations, a working ranch and an old roadhouse bar. We feel that the footage of the ranch enabled us to show the light and space of Texas. The other location was a dark dank roadhouse bar, which had been a speakeasy during the prohibition years and it was a direct contrast to the ranch. The video also features a cameo by local Hubbard, Texas artist Tommy Kruger.”

Watch: 
https://www.ghostcultmag.com/exclusive-video-premiere-grave-next-door-as-heavy-as-texas/

Pre Order:
https://gravenextdoor2.bandcamp.com/album/sanctified-heathen

Formed back in 2018 by brothers Patrick and Anthony Salerno, and aptly named after the graveyard situated next to their home, GRAVE NEXT DOOR delves into the dark and macabre. Drawing from the iconic sounds of BLACK SABBATH, BLACK FLAG and even CREAM, all blended with the trio’s individual edge. Sanctified Heathen sees the band deliver brutally heavy distortion, doom grooves and powerful vocals. A morbid exploration awaits with lyrical themes of addiction, mortality, war, and their own personal experiences seeping through the album.

Line Up:
Patrick Salerno
Anthony Salerno
Travis Soleski

Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gravenextdoor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DoorGrave
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gravenextdoor/
Bandcamp: https://gravenextdoor.bandcamp.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE GRAVE NEXT DOOR.

MESHUGGAH – Announces New Album “Immutable” For April 1st Via Atomic Fire – Album Preorders Start January 28th

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Mavericks. Pioneers. Unique. Immutable.

Destined to be one of 2022’s most hailed and talked-about releases, Immutable once again showcases MESHUGGAH’s collective brilliance, including some of the most jaw-dropping ensemble performances they have ever executed.

Six years on from the band’s most recent full-length, The Violent Sleep Of Reason, 2022 brings a fresh and fearsome revelation from MESHUGGAH. Shattering even the highest of expectations, the band’s ninth album is simply their wildest and most esoteric sonic adventure yet and will be released on April 1st via Atomic Fire. Recorded at Sweetspot Studios in Halmstad (Sweden), mixed by Rickard Bengtsson and Staffan Karlsson and mastered by multiple Grammy award winner Vlado Meller(Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System Of A Down), Immutable will be available in various CD, vinyl, and tape formats. Presales will begin on January 28th, and the first single will be revealed very soon. The stunning cover artwork was once again created by visionary artist Luminokaya.

For guitarist Mårten Hagström, the task of embarking on another unprecedented tech-metal odyssey was impossible to resist.

“The title fits perfectly for where we are as a band,” Hagström concludes. “We’re older now. Most of us are in our fifties now and we’ve settled into who we are. Even though we’ve been experimenting all along, I also think we’ve been the same since day one. The way we approach things and why we still make new albums, and why we still sound the way we do, it’s immutable. Humanity is immutable, too. We commit the same mistakes over and over. And we are immutable. We do what we do, and we don’t change.”

Legendary. Unique. Immutable.

MESHUGGAH is still operating on a higher level of metallic consciousness than just about everybody else. This band blow minds for a living, and Immutable is their most explosive work of monstrous art yet.

MESHUGGAH stand alone. The most inventive and creative metal band of the last thirty years and one of the most widely revered, MESHUGGAH has been standard bearers for forward-thinking creativity in heavy music throughout their illustrious careers. Over the course of more than three decades and eight studio albums, Sweden’s widely worshipped progressive mavens have consistently redefined what it means to be heavy, while exhibiting a ferocious intelligence that belies the crushing weight of their riffs. From the ground-breaking savagery of 1995’s Destroy Erase Improve, to the psychedelic tech-splorations of CatchyThirtyThree, and on to the streamlined grotesquery of ObZen and Koloss, MESHUGGAH has always been way ahead of the game and plainly without peer.

Photo: (c) (MESHUGGAH)

Keep your eyes peeled on all MESHUGGAH channels, sign up for email updates and receive more news about MESHUGGAH’s upcoming album Immutable, along with exclusive offers with some of the newsletters: https://immutable.se.

MESHUGGAH:
Jens Kidman – vocals
Mårten Hagström – guitars
Dick Lövgren – bass
Fredrik Thordendal – guitars
Tomas Haake – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.meshuggah.net

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

LONG LIVE MESHUGGAH.

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