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GRUESOME – “Twisted Prayers” Full-Length Out Now And Streaming Via Relapse Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Gruesome - Twisted Prayers - promo album cover - 2018 - #233MO33ILMG

“While cribbing the raw sound and style of Death circa Leprosy and Scream Bloody Gore seems like a manageable task given the music’s proud primitivism, achieving Schuldiner’s progression as he distanced himself from mere mortals is a formidable leap. But Exhumed mainman Matt Harvey and collaborators including Gus Rios of Malevolent Creation somehow create an album that works as both tribute and original art…” — Decibel

Twisted Prayers, the newest full-length from death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME, is out NOW via Relapse Records.

Stream it in full below or at THIS LOCATION. 

If you missed it, view the band’s NSFW video for “Fatal Illusions” as well as the Jeffrey Sisson-directed video for “Inhumane” and lyric video for “A Waste Of Life” HERE.

GRUESOME recently partnered with Decibel Magazine to share their cover of “Legion Of Doom” by Chuck Schuldiner’s pre-Death project Mantas. The recording was included the June 2018 issue as a special pictured flexi disc. Stream the exclusive track at THIS LOCATION.

GRUESOME – featuring current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, and more – returns with its second full-length, Twisted Prayers. The eight-track offering follows Death’s paradigm shift during the Spiritual Healing era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics. Recorded at New Constellation Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349, Goatwhore, Wolvhammer) who has been instrumental in crafting the band’s sonic homage, Twisted Prayers features GRUESOME doing what they do best across over forty minutes of unholy hymns with lurid melodies and vulgar atmospheres. The band has once again teamed up with the legendary artist Ed Repka (Death, Atheist, Massacre) for the album’s blasphemous cover art in addition to legendary Death guitarist James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament) for a pair of special guest guitar solos. Bow your heads and worship at the altar of GRUESOME!

GRUESOME‘s Twisted Prayers is available on CD, LP, deluxe LP, cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads/streaming services at THIS LOCATION. The deluxe LP edition of the album includes an accompanying flexi disc featuring companion artwork and a cover of Possessed’s “The Exorcist.”

GRUESOME has announced two exclusive shows in Florida with label mates Exhumed before kicking off a European headlining tour this summer. Beginning July 19th, the trek will travel through two dozen cities and includes appearances at Obscene Extreme 2018, Wacken Open Air, Partysan Open Air and more. See all confirmed dates below.

GRUESOME:
7/14/2018 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ Exhumed
7/15/2018 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL w/ Exhumed
7/19/2018 Obscene Extreme 2018 – Trutnov, CZ
7/20/2018 Red & Black – Warzawa, PL
7/21/2018 Hydrozagadk – Chorzow, PL
7/22/2018 Modra Vopice – Prague, CZ
7/23/2018 Free & Easy Festival – Munich, DE
7/24/2018 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
7/25/2018 Metaldays – Tolmin, SL
7/26/2018 Viper Room – Wien, AT
7/27/2018 Master Of The Unicorn – Ernsthausen, DE
7/28/2018 Stonehenge Festival – Steenwijk, NL
7/29/2018 Bastard Club – Osnabruck, DE
7/30/2018 Immerhin – Wurzburg, DE
7/31/2018 Nomansland – Volmerange-les-mines, FR
8/01/2018 7er Club – Mannheim, DE
8/02/2018 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
8/03/2018 Klubb Dissonans – Jonkoping, SE
8/04/2018 The Crypt – Linkoping, SE
8/05/2018 Underwerket – Valby/Copenhagen, DK
8/07/2018 Chemiefabrik – Desden, DE
8/08/2018 Musik und Frieden – Berlin, DE
8/09/2018 Partysan Open Air – Schlotheim, DE
8/10/2018 Das Bett – Frankfurt, DE
8/11/2018 Helvete – Oberhausen, DE
8/12/2018 Alcatraz Open Air – Kortrijk, BE

“…an extreme reminder of what Death accomplished through seven records and a reason to revisit the work of one of the genre’s architects and symbolic teacher.” – Covering The Scene

“…every track on Twisted Prayers features some truly warped and shreddy solos. Harvey and Daniel Gonzalez set the fretboards ablaze on ‘Lethal Legacy,’ ‘A Waste Of Life’ and on the album-closing title track which can only be described as a tapping buffet.” – Ghost Cult

“…the most technical GRUESOME album to date.” – Metal Trenches

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* For more GRUESOME:

http://www.facebook.com/gruesomedeathmetal/
http://www.instagram.com/gruesome_death_metal/
http://www.gruesomedeathmetal.bandcamp.com/
http://www.relapse.com
http://www.facebook.com/RelapseRecord

LONG LIVE GRUESOME.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

 
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On This Day In METAL History – June 3rd, 2016… New METAL Releases Today! From HELLYEAH To POISON HEADACHE

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 3, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Volbeat - Seal The Deal & Lets Boogie - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO999ILMFNSO

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released VOLBEAT studio album, Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie, is ranked #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hot damn!

Hellyeah - Undeniable - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO99ILMNFSO335

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released HELLYEAH studio album, Unden!able, is ranked at #3, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and Yeah!!

Dark Funeral - Where Shadows Forever Reign - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO99333ILMFSO

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released DARK FUNERAL studio album, Where Shadows Forever Reign, is ranked at #9, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking cool!!

Candlemass - Death Thy Lover - 2016 - promo EP cover pic - #MO99099ILMFSO

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released CANDLEMASS studio EP, Death Thy Lover, is ranked at #19, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. CANDLEMASS!!

Yngwie Malmsteen - World On Fire - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO990099ILMFO

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released YNGWIE MALMSTEEN studio album, World On Fire, is ranked at #37, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yngwie!!

Nervosa - Agony - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO333ILMFNSO

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released studio album, Agony, from São Paulo’s NERVOSA, is ranked at #48, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

POISON HEADACHE - promo album cover pic - #MO0990993ILMFNSO

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released debut and self-titled studio album from San Diego’s POISON HEADACHE is ranked at #54, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

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LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 24th… From STEPPENWOLF To BATTLECROSS

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on August 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - 1968 - #9093MMNSS4

On August 24th, 1968STEPPENWOLF peaked at number two, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their enormous hit single: Born to Be Wild.

Iron Maiden - 1996 Monsters Of Rock Brazil - promo festival flyer - #MOMNSMMS333

On August 24th, 1996 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN performed as headliners at Estádio do Pacaembu in São Paulo, Brazil, for the Monsters Of Rock Brazil 1996. Whoa!

Apostasy - Nuclear Messiah - promo album cover pic - #663MNMMSS909

On August 24th, 2011 – Sweden’s Symphonic Black/Death Metal band APOSTASY released their studio album: Nuclear Messiah.

Ghost - Meliora - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MMBSSMO44

On August 24th, 2015 – The new studio album, Meliora, from the mysterious GHOST is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

Battlecross - Rise To Power - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0528MOBC

On August 24th, 2015 – Detroit Michigan’s Metal warriors BATTLECROSS have their new studio album, Rise To Power, ranked at #8, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking hell and yeah!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 16th… LAMB OF GOD Edition!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Lamb Of God - VII - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0608LOGMORB

On July 16th, 2015Lamb Of God have their forthcoming seventh studio album, VII: Sturm Und Drang (Deluxe Edition), ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

Lamb Of God Ashes Of The Wake - promo album cover pic - #33MOSLSMMN9

On July 16th, 2015Lamb Of God have their third studio album, Ashes Of The Wake, ranked at #18 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa. This album was released back in 2004.

Lamb Of God - Sacrament - promo album cover pic - 2006 - #0806LOGMOSH

On July 16th, 2015Lamb Of God have their fourth studio album, Sacrament, ranked at #23, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yup.

Lamb Of God - Wrath - promo album cover pic - #331711SMMS

On July 16th, 2015Lamb Of God have their fifth studio album, Wrath, ranked at #48, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

Lamb Of God - As The Palaces Burn - promo album cover pic - #330088MNSMS

On July 16th, 2015Lamb Of God have their second studio album, As The Palaces Burn, ranked at #80, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

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LONG LIVE LAMB OF GOD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 10th… From IRON MAIDEN To SABATON

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast - promo cover pic - large

On April 10th, 1982 – The mighty IRON MAIDEN had their third studio album, The Number Of The Beast, reach #1 on the UK Album Chart. This was the first time IRON MAIDEN had a #1 record in the UK. This iconic album spent 2 weeks at #1 as well.

municipal waste - the fatal feast cover promo

On this day in 2012Municipal Waste released their fifth studio album: The Fatal Feast – Waste In Space. This Thrash Metal album kicks unbelievable Metal ass. Seriously, it does. Whoa.

Job For A Cowboy - Demonocracy - Large Promo Cover Pic #6

On April 10th, 2012 – Arizona’s Job For A Cowboy released their third studio album: Demonocracy, via Metal Blade Records. Long live Job For A Cowboy!

Sabaton - Heroes - Deluxe Edition - promo album cover pic - April 7 - 2015 - SMOH

On this day in 2015 – The powerful SABATON have their album Heroes (Deluxe Edition) ranked at #61, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa! Gather all the villagers around and tell ’em all that Stone says: SABATON RULES! Hail SABATON! Long live SABATON!

Europe - War Of Kings - promo album cover pic - #2015EJTMO

On April 10th, 2015 – The tenth studio album, War Of Kings, from Sweden’s legendary EUROPE is ranked at #81, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Long live EUROPE!

Van Halen - Tokyo Dome In Concert - promo cover pic - 2015 - #VHMO04

On this day in 2015Van Halen’s new live 2-CD, Tokyo Dome In Concert, debuts on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #20. Why was such lame cover art chosen for this release? I just don’t know. You would expect that with the overpriced Van Halen concert tickets that are being sold, this legendary band could afford an artist with clever ideas for an album cover. Apparently not.

At least the EUROPE album cover (above) has imagery and cool photography to it that makes me pause to think.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 4th… The Album Charts – From NIGHTWISH To IRON MAIDEN

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #44008

On this day in 2015 – The new studio album (deluxe version) from Nightwish, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, sits at #1 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. The regular studio album release is at #3 on this same chart. Whoa!

Kamelot - Haven - promo studio album cover pic - 2015 - #KMO7709

On this day in 2015Kamelot’s new studio album, Haven (Deluxe Edition), is ranked at #13 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This studio album releases in North America on May 4th, 2015.

Thy Art Is Murder - Hate - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #220HMO

On this day in 2015 – The new album, Hate, from Thy Art Is Murder is ranked at #94, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. The album cover art above is freaking incredible and is what METAL is all about! Whoa!

Iron Maiden - Powerslave - 1984 - promo album cover pic - #IMMO3366

On this day in 2015 – The magnificent IRON MAIDEN have their incredible 1984 studio album, Powerslave, ranked at #27, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yeah, man!

Toto - XIV - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MOT777

On this day in 2015TOTO XIV debuts at #98 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This new TOTO album was released on March 23rd, via Frontiers Music SRL. If this album was released 30 years ago, it would be sitting in the top ten of all albums charts. Seriously, it would. This is not an insult, it is a compliment to TOTO for they are musically superior to 100% of the Pop shit and watered down mainstream Country that is selling huge today. Metal be thy name.

Nickelback - No Fixed Address - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #99740

On this day in 2015Nickelback’s latest studio album, No Fixed Address, is hanging on by a thread, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart! This album is now at… #200.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

DEAD EARTH POLITICS – IndieGoGo Pre-sale Campaign Underway

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Dead Earth Politics - band logo - B&W - 2013

Austin, Texas’ DEAD EARTH POLITICS, who recently won Austin Chronicle’s Best Metal Band of 2012 award, is currently in Droplink Studios with engineer Josh Woodhouse for the follow-up to 2010’s acclaimed The Weight of Poseidon. With work on the release, an EP that includes tracks such as “Queen of Steel” and “Redneck Dragonslayer”, already underway, the band has launched an IndieGoGo pre-sale campaign to help fund album promotion, marketing and related merchandise.

The band is reaching out to fans for support in exchange for various perks, including a digital download of the EP on its 11/23 release date with a free download of The Weight of Poseidon sent within 24 hours of donation. Other offers include IndieGoGo exclusives like DEP onesies, doggie gear, Baby Doll Fluff Lounge shirts and specially designed hoodies. Lighting gear, drum sticks and heads, and even a chance to shave your initials into the mighty, Scottish pelt of vocalist Ven Scott. Check out all the options and contribute now at:

www.indiegogo.com/projects/dead-earth-politics-the-queen-of-steel-will-master-you

In other news, DEAD EARTH POLITICS was handpicked to perform at the first annual Housecore Horror Film Festival (October 25-27) in Austin with Down, Gwar, Hate Eternal, Crowbar, Goblin, Pig Destroyer, Warbeast and several others. The band will perform on October 27th. For details on the event, visit housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com.

Dead Earth Politics - band promo pic - band logo - #1 - 2013

Mason ‘Chevo’ – drums

Will ‘Waffle’ – bass

Craig “Rundelfly” Rundels – guitar

Tim “TIMMEH!!” Driscoll – guitar

Ven ‘Ven’ – vocals

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For More Info On DEAD EARTH POLITICS:

Facebook: Dead Earth Politics

http://www.deadearthpolitics.com

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LONG LIVE DEAD EARTH POLITICS.

Stone.

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