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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

ATARAXY - When All Hope Fades - promo cover pic - 2018 - #MO0333ILMN

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.


Source: ClawHammer PR

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HARM’S WAY – Announces North American Headlining Tour With Ringworm, Vein And Queensway

Posted in Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 27, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Harms Way - Ringworm - Vein - Queensway - tour flyer 2018 - #333MO8338

On February 9th, HARM’S WAY will release their fourth full-length, Posthuman, via Metal Blade Records. In support of its release, the band has announced a North American headlining tour with Ringworm, Vein, and Queensway. The trek will commence on February 17th in Cleveland, Ohio and run through March 18th in Pontiac, Michigan. See below for all confirmed dates.

HARM’S WAY w/ Ringworm, Vein, Queensway:

2/17/2018 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH

2/18/2018 Sneaky Dees – Toronto, ON

2/19/2018 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY

2/20/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

2/21/2018 Middle East – Worcester, MA

2/22/2018 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA

2/23/2018 Canal Club – Richmond, VA

2/24/2018 Local 506- Chapel Hill, NC

2/25/2018 The End Nashville, TN

2/26/2018 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

2/27/2018 Transitions – Tampa, FL

3/01/2018 Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA

3/02/2018 Dirty 30 – Dallas, TX

3/03/2018 Houston Underground – Houston, TX

3/04/2018 Jack’s – San Antonio, TX

3/06/2018 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ

3/07/2018 American Legion Post 8 – Las Vegas, NV

3/08/2018 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA

3/09/2018 Gilman – Berkeley, CA

3/10/2018 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

3/11/2018 Hi Hat – Los Angeles, CA

3/14/2018 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT

3/15/2018 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

3/16/2018 Davey’s Uptown – Kansas City, MO

3/17/2018 Fubar – St. Louis, MO

3/18/2018 The Pike Room – Pontiac, MI


Having grown with each subsequent release, Posthuman is a devastating addition to HARM’S WAY‘s catalog. “We’ve always stayed true to who we are and allowed the songwriting process to take shape organically from record to record, and as the band has progressed, our sound has become more refined with metal and industrial influences,” states drummer Chris Mills.

Guitarist Bo Lueders succinctly sums up what people can expect when they first spin the record, “To a HARM’S WAY fan, I would describe Posthuman as a blend of Isolation (2011) and Rust (2015), but it’s sonically way more insane. To anyone else, I would simply say it’s full on heavy and full on aggression.”

For a first preview of Posthuman, the single “Human Carrying Capacity” can be streamed at: where the record can also be preordered in various formats.


Source: Earsplit PR




EARTHEN GRAVE – Unique Doom Sextet Release Debut Full-Length

Posted in doom metal, doom metal albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Tour Dates Include Days of The Doomed & Stoner Hands of Doom

Distinctive Chicago-based Doom collective EARTHEN GRAVE have confirmed a plethora of Summer tour dates throughout the country in support of their electrifying self-titled debut album.

Boasting a powerful, dynamic style of plodding Doom Metal surging with classic Heavy Metal vigor, the six members of the band coalesce their Metal aptitude into one entity with EARTHEN GRAVE. Founded in 2008 by guitarist Jason Muxlow (The Living Fields, Wintering) and drummer Scott Davidson (ex-Stonehenge, owner of Rebel Radio), the duo recruited bassist Ron Holzner (formerly of Trouble, Debris Inc., Place of Skulls, etc.), vocalist Mark Weiner (Trifog), guitarist Tony Spillman (Spillage), and renowned classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine on extended range electric flying V violin.

A year after the creation of EARTHEN GRAVE, this union of talented musicians released their first recordings as the five-song Dismal Times demo, receiving immediate praise from underground Metal and Stoner Rock media outlets and fans alike. The next few years saw the band playing intimate club shows as well as providing support for international touring acts on stages around Chicago and regionally throughout the Midwest and East Coast. This has sharpened each member’s skills within the unit and had defined their roles more prominently, fueling the already intoxicating chemistry of the band to dramatic new levels.

In late April of this year, EARTHEN GRAVE entered the studio to create their mammoth first album, simply entitled Earthen Grave. Produced by Ron Holzner, and released on CD and via digital download via his own indie label Claude & Elmo Music, this layered opus showcases even more range and diversity to the band’s commanding material, clocking in with over an hour of epic music!

Stream the entire album via the band’s BANDCAMP PAGE.

This weekend EARTHEN GRAVE will take part in Days of the Doomed II Festival in Cudahy, Wisconsin, joining Solace, Blood Farmers, Earthride, Revelation, Argus and many others over the two-day event. More shows are booked throughout Chicago and abroad over the coming weeks and later in the Summer they’ll play Brooklyn on their way to take part in Stoner Hands of Doom XII Fest on September 1st. The annual four-day all-ages gathering also listing RoadSaw, Ichabod, Raw Radar War, Pilgrim, Earthride, Revelation, Pale Divine, Iron Man, Elder, War Injun and tons more at this year’s installment.


6/16/2012 The Blue Pig – Cudahy, WI @ Days of the Doomed II [info]

6/22/2012 P.L.A.V. – Kenosha, WI

6/23/2012 The End Zone Bar & Grill – Aurora, IL w/ En Masse, Rituals of the Oak, Sleestak

6/30/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL w/ Black Cobra, Gaza

7/11/2012 Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts – Ottawa, ON @ Music and Beyond Festival presents Heavy Metal Violin

7/27/2012 Siberia Club – New Orleans, LA

7/28/2012 The Boiler Room – Dallas, TX

8/31/2012 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Iron Man, War Injun, Kin of Ettins

9/01/2012 El ‘n’ Gee – New London, CT @ SHoD Fest [info]


Earthen Grave – Track Listing:

01. Earthen Grave

02. Life Carries On

03. Burning a Sinner

04. Blood Drunk

05. Dismal Times

06. Tilted World

07. Beneath a Shovel Load

08. Fall In

09. Relentless

10. Death on the High Seas


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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Bastardized Recordings signs PURIFICATION

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, metalcore, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 4, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

The Bastardized Recordings-Team is happy to announce the signing of Italians Vegan Straight Edge-Powerhouse Purification. The band has just signed a deal with us and will release a new full-length in 2012. We are really happy to work with a band we know and support since the days of our youth.

Here is what the band has to say:
“We are very excited to finally have signed a deal with Bastardized records, we were looking for a solid German label and we are stoked to be able to work with Marco. Expect our new record A Torch To Pierce The Night to be released in the next months, it took a few months for us to officialise this after we recorded the songs before our South American Tour but we’ll be finally able to have it on CD!”

(Source: Massacre Records)

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PRO-PAIN: New York Metal/Hardcore Legends Celebrate 20 Years With CD/DVD Release

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore metal, Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 18, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary New York Metal/Hardcore outfit PRO-PAIN are proud to be celebrating their twentieth year in existence in 2011!

Since the band’s inception in 1991, PRO-PAIN have toured the world countless times, dominated the stages of the world’s largest Metal fests and infiltrated the hearts and lives of millions over the course of their incredible, and still heavily active, career. Their massive back-catalog bears thirteen full-lengths and a plethora of other releases including singles, DVDs and a live album and two greatest hits compilations to date.

PRO-PAIN now proudly unveil the details for a special release designed specifically in celebration of their twenty-year anniversary; the massive CD/DVD combo appropriately titled 20 Years Of Hardcore. Set for North American release on August 30, 2011 via AFM Records, this behemoth collection of material is much more than just a “greatest hits” or random compilation of tracks. The CD kicks off with four brand new tracks to get things moving! The disc also contains four re-recorded tracks (featuring PRO-PAIN alumni Rob Moschetti, JC Dwyer, Mike Hanzel and Eric Klinger), cover songs, and a fourteen-song live set filmed in the Czech Republic, in total bearing over 78 minutes of material! The DVD that joins the disc contains over 90 minutes of additional material, including tons of live footage featuring several full concerts, as well as fan-filmed footage and tons of extras, making this an absolute must-have for any fan of PRO-PAIN‘s patented, groove-laden thunder.

20 Years Of Hardcore Track Listing:


New Tracks:

01. Damnation

02. Hands In The Jar

03. Someday Bloody Someday

04. True Liberation

Re-recorded Tracks:

05. Foul Taste Of Freedom 2011

06. Make War (Not Love) 2011

07. Denial 2011

08. Shine 2011

Cover track:

09. Keine Amnestie für MTV

Live In Brno (CZ)

10. Unrestrained

11. Three Minutes Hate

12. Can You Feel It

13. UnAmerican

14. Neocon

15. No Way Out

16. F*ck It

17. Draw Blood

18. The Shape Of Things To Come

19. In For The Kill

20. Let The Blood Run Through The Streets

21. Foul Taste Of Freedom

22. All For King George

23. Destroy The Enemy


Beograd Concert – SKC 1998:

01. Shine

02. Make War (Not Love)

03. State Of Mind

04. The Stench Of Piss

05. Life’s Hard

06. Get Real

07. Time

08. Foul Taste Of Freedom

09. Crush

10. Box City

11. Blood Red

12. Bad Blood

Live at With Full Force:

01. Casualties Of War – 2002

02. UnAmerican – 2005

03. Fuck It – 2007

Live At Lausitzring 2005:

01. Neocon

02. One World Ain’t Enough

03. Left For Dead

04. Life’s Hard

05. Get Real

Fan Filmed Footage:

01. Iraqnophobia 1993

02. Johnny Black 1996

03. Act Of God 1999

04. Smokin’ Gun 1999

05. Implode 2005

Rare Clips From The Vault: A montage of old rare footage

Official Promo Video: “Down For The Cause”

Aggressive, meticulous, passionate, righteous – all distinguishing traits that have come to symbolize the fundamentals of Metal/Hardcore pioneers PRO-PAIN. Since their crushing debut album Foul Taste Of Freedom stormed onto the scene in 1992, PRO-PAIN have become a household name of Heavy Music listeners around the globe. Their successful and enviable career has perpetually prospered throughout its course and yet they still manage to find room to improve, and more importantly, impress.

Formed by vocalist/bassist Gary Meskil (ex-Crumbsuckers), PRO-PAIN have over the years benefited from substantial support from an ever-growing and loyal fanbase, international extreme music press and media, hard rock radio, MTV’s Headbangers Ball, and more, helping the band’s worldwide catalog sales approach one million units to date.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

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Metal Odyssey Spotlight On: Marc Broude – Psychological Warfare – 2 Songs of Industrial Metal and Noise!

Posted in experimental rock, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, industrial metal, Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

MARC BROUDE – My never ending Metal quest to find Metal talent that is unsigned, DIY and real has crossed paths with an Industrial Metal and Noise musician known as: Marc Broude. The Metal Odyssey Spotlight is on Marc Broude and his 2 song EP: Psychological Warfare. Marc is the vocalist and plays all instruments on his music.

I liken the sound of Marc Broude’s music to that of Industrial Metal, where Marc is very down with that tag, he also considers his music to be representative of the Noise genre. Marc is from Chicago, Illinois and had started recording while living in a squatter artist collective back in 2005. During 2005, Marc started out in the Chicago based Noise outfit called: Panicsville. A cross-genre composer, Marc has played in various bands which represented genres of: Black Metal, Grindcore, Punk and Noise. If diversity is the key to Metal success, then Marc has associated with some hefty Metal diversity in the course of seven years.

I really appreciate the overwhelming heaviness, experimentalism and mixture of distortion that Marc has implemented into his music’s sound. Marc’s vocals seem to arise from the dark depths of the damned, while his guitar riffs and drumming create a wall of sound that engulfs my surroundings with a nightmarish, bazaar of the living dead mood and atmosphere. Perfect.

I can see a promising Metal future for Marc, his DIY work ethic, multi-tasking, multi-instrument competency and musical inventiveness should eventually draw some credible attention. Marc feels getting his music heard is more important than making money from it… that’s the characteristic of a real musician and an artist who believes in what he’s created.

You can listen to both Psychological Warfare and God Smacker by clicking on the music bar play buttons below. Warning – to all closed minded, uptight and constipated Pop mainstream music dum dums: Your freely invited to listen as well, only don’t send your laundry bill to Metal Odyssey if you crap your pants.

Listen to PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE by clicking on the play button below:

Listen to GOD SMACKER by clicking on the play button below:

Originally released in 2006 as a 50 piece limited edition 7″ which became out of print, Psychological Warfare was digitally remixed for re-release. Distribution is through IODA and Psychological Warfare will be available at all digital music stores, with the CD being available on Amazon and Tower in about a month from now.

* In 2009, Marc released a 72 minute, Dark Ambient dirge titled: Rites of Zen and Medicine. This release displayed a drastic change in Marc’s sound, with a fusion of free improvisation and Avant-Garde Jazz.

(Psychological Warfare – Back Cover)

Production and General Credits:

Composed written and produced by: Marc Broude

Recorded by: Chris Anderson at Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL

Mixed and Mastered by: Judson Leach

Artwork by: Rodrigo Damian



THORNAFIRE – To Open For SLAYER In Santiago, June 2nd, 2011

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

On June 2nd, 2011, Chilean Death Metallers THORNAFIRE have the distinct honor of warming up the stage for the almighty SLAYER when the Thrash titans bring their World Painted Blood Tour to South America. Understandably, the band is marking this occasion as a huge moment in their career as guitarist Victor Mac-Namara reflects in the following statement:

“We are very happy as musicians and fans to be part in the scenario of a Slayer concert, and opening for them in our city.The truth is that I don´t have many words to talk about it, I can only say that we will unleash our fury and vibe on stage with our sharp axes and drums to evoke the somber cry of death. In short, we hope to leave the stage like shit, but leave at least the electrical system working for Slayer to finally crush this masochistic audience with their classic tyranny.”

The announcement of this high-profile gig comes as the band is currently working hard on the anticipated follow up to 2009’s Vorex Deconstrucción. In a previously released statement regarding the forthcoming album, Mac-Namara commented, “Currently we are writing music a little different than what we have done in the past. It’s a variation, but still true to our underground Death Metal underground roots. I’m drawing concepts for the album artwork. We hope to have this released  by 2012.”

(THORNAFIREVorex Deconstrucción
– Ibex Moon Records – 2009)

THORNAFIRE – Deconstrucción:

Deconstrucción was previously described by THORNAFIRE bassist/vocalist Alexis Munoz as a “futuristic song inspired by the religious and social decline experienced in the current era Eon oh Hourus.”

Deconstruccion comes off THORNAFIRE’s second album, Vorex Deconstrucción, which came out in July 2009 via Ibex Moon Records and is currently available at: Ibex Moon Records and  ABYSS RECORDS.

The band’s previous release, Exacerbated Gnostic Manifestation, is also available through Ibex Moon Records.

The video for Deconstrucción (see & hear below) was filmed, produced and edited by Daniel Duarte (a member of the fellow Chilean Death Metal act EXECRATOR) in a professional TV studio in Santiago.


* For more info on THORNAFIRE, click on the links below:

THORNAFIRE – Web Dominion

THORNAFIRE – myspace music

Ibex Moon Records




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