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DEATHCAVE – Seattle Doom/Sludge Trio Announces December Tour With Heiress And More! 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Kelly-O)

Seattle-based doom/sludge trio DEATHCAVE will return to the stage this Winter for a two-week run of live dates beginning December 2nd in Seattle, Washington and concluding December 15th in Sacramento, California. Support will be provided by labelmates Heiress as well as Worship, Duhkha and Ugly on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.

Named after the Apache Death Cave in Arizona, DEATHCAVE was forged in 2018 and hit the ground running as its three members — Freiburger (Throne Of Bone, Brain Scraper), Benny Koslosky (Swampyheavy), and Tony Muñoz (Razorhoof, Worship) — are longtime veterans of the underground touring circuit.  

The band released their critically lauded Smoking Mountain full-length last year. A devouring fusion of thrash, psychedelic, stoner, and doom elements with lyrics based on personal stories reinterpreted in the realm of mythological tales, DEATHCAVE’s Smoking Mountain revolves around the concept of inevitable death and decay of not only humans, but nature as well.  

Smoking Mountain was recorded by Ben Verellen (Harkonen, Helms Alee) at The Unknown in Anacortes, Washington, mixed by Verellen at Verellen Amplifiers and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, Full Of Hell, Gatecreeper, High Command) at Audioseige. The thundering five-track offering, which includes guest vocals by Andrea Vidal (Holy Grove), Dave Verellen (Botch, Narrows), and Neil McAdams (Black Breath), as well as a track dedicated to late Black Breath bassist Elijah Nelson, and is available digitally and on limited edition vinyl. 

Stream Smoking Mountain via the DEATHCAVE Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.

DEATHCAVE is putting the finishing touches on their followup to Smoking Mountain with details to be unveiled in the weeks to come.

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DEATHCAVE.

JOSEPH IZAYEA – Announces New Album ’Harder Truths’

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Harder Truths is the epic debut solo release from JOSEPH IZAYEA featuring some heavyweights of the metal world including the legendary Doc Coyle from BAD WOLVES & GOD FORBID, Kris Norris, formerly of DARKEST HOUR, Buz McGrath of UNEARTH, Chris Daniele, formerly of The ACACIA STRAIN, Tim MacMillar of  PROTEST THE HERO, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD’s Justin Longshore, as well as Josh Gilbert of AS I LAY DYING / WOVENWAR.

Watch the announcement video here: https://youtu.be/2OEpv51IuXs

JOSEPH comments:

“I’m absolutely elated to announce the coming release of my first ever solo album, “Harder Truths”. I did my very best to assemble this album in collaboration with some of the best and brightest songwriters in heavy music, some of whom I have personally been following for many years, and even a few of whom I’m honored to now call my friends. This endeavor took a lot of time to put together, as ensuring my commitments to my other projects, Sour Times, Seeking Sirens, and From Under Concrete Kings was paramount of my priorities. Also of tremendous importance was doing this thing the right way, involving as many of my friends in my current and former bands into the fold as possible, because I wouldn’t be here today without them. I truly hope that you all will find this release well worth the wait.”

JOSEPH has been producing songs and performing as a vocalist since 2007, and has released nine albums, numerous singles and covers of various genres. Currently the vocalist for FROM UNDER CONCRETE KINGS, SEEKING SIRENS, and SOUR TIMES, he’s shown no signs of slowing down. This collaboration album will be released under the umbrella of JOSEPH’s production company “Do Work” on the 26th November 2021. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josephizayea

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE JOSEPH IZAYEA.

ILLYRIAN – PREMIERE NEW TRACK “AGE OF FIRE” 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 13, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Canadian extreme metal band ILLYRIAN have premiered their latest single, “Age of Fire” exclusively on Metal Underground. The track is taken from their upcoming EP Aegis due out on October 15th 2021.

Stream the track: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=151123

Pre-order: https://linktr.ee/illyrianband

Founded in 2015 in Calgary, Canada, ILLYRIAN was formed from the remnants of several bands and music projects in their local scene. Seeking to bring together their different backgrounds and strengths, the band quickly set to work on what would become their debut offering, 2016’s Round 2: Fight!

2019 marked the release of ILLYRIAN’s sophomore record, The Entity, Unknown. The album solidified the band’s signature approach to the metal genre, blending elements of death and thrash metal with technical and melodic composition. 

Adventuring out from their prototypical thrash metal roots while embracing the energy and drive from the genre, their sound further evolved into a more focused and precise vision, injecting elements of death metal and less conventional textures such as world percussion and traditional folk instruments into their music.

For their album, The Entity, Unknown, ILLYRIAN was awarded the 2020 YYC Music Award for “Metal Recording of the Year,” punctuating a comparatively quiet year for the unit. Soon after, the band set to work on writing and recording their next production – a concept EP. Intentionally narrowing the scope of it to fully explore and realize its story and musicality, it was written and refined in isolation from one another both due to circumstance and creative choice.

Now, with the EP recorded and ready to be unleashed, late 2021 will see the arrival of Aegis, and the return of ILLYRIAN.

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Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE ILLYRIAN.

Finnish Melodic Death Metal Band WOLFTOPIA Is Set To Release Their Debut Album In December – First Single ‘Hound Of War’ Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 9, 2021 by Metal Odyssey


Promo pic by Hannu Perälä (Hannu Perälä Photography)

Finnish melodic death metal band Wolftopia is set to release their debut album Ways of the Pack on December 17th 2021 via Inverse Records.

 “Hound of War” is the first single by the melodic death metal band Wolftopia, from the Finnish city of Vaasa. Introducing their 2021 debut album, Ways of the Pack, this is a hard-hitting single that grabs you with the first notes and won’t let you go until the last chords have faded. The song begins with a massive double guitar riff, played aggressively by lead guitarist Topi Karhunen and frontman Aleksander Okhotnikov and supported by the wild double bass drums of Tom Israels and growling bass guitar of Tim Reus. The song opens up hard, shakes the listener awake and drags them into the aggressive, fast and bombastic world of Wolftopia. 

Watch and listen Hound of War on Youtube: https://youtu.be/Cf-nKktPn-E 

Okhotnikov explains that the song was inspired by the Gothenburg death metal scene and that inspiration of the band’s western neighbours can be heard in the riffs. “Hound of War” might be one of the more straightforward songs on the album, but it expresses perfectly what Wolftopia is all about: fast-paced, melodic and atmospheric death metal. This is evident from the crunchy double guitar riffs in the introduction and verses, but also from the majestic solo by lead guitar virtuoso Karhunen and the brooding bridge, glowering with power chords and a heavy bass sound.

Album cover by Roberto Toderico

This brooding aggression might be a surprise for those who look at the inspiration for the lyrics. The words tell of the wolfhound Huan, from the classic J. R. R.Tolkien love story of Beren and Lúthien. The story isn’t only about love, however: it also asserts that destiny is foretold and can’t be denied. And that’s the angle that “Hound of War” focuses on. The threatening bridge and the sorrowful, emotional guitar solo and outro are a representation of this struggle to accept our destiny.

Pre-Order Ways of the Pack CD: https://bit.ly/2WGoRjs

Listen to Hound of War single on:

Bandcamp: https://wolftopia.bandcamp.com

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3zT9AdQ

LONG LIVE WOLFTOPIA.

DISTORTION MUSIC GROUP – Kataklysm / Ex Deo Frontman Maurizio Iacono Launches New Label Imprint 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 7, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

DISTORTION MUSIC GROUP is a new boutique record label helmed by industry veteran and Juno award winner, Maurizio Iacono. Having fronted the long running extreme metal band Kataklysm (Nuclear Blast Records) as well as Ex Deo (Napalm Records), and Invictus (Entertainment One) over the last three decades; in addition to launching Hard Impact Music Inc. in 2008, (a music management company that quickly grew into a top performing home for metal artists worldwide), Iacono has distinguished himself as a forward-thinking music industry entrepreneur. Iacono has also helped build two thriving touring agencies: Continental Touring in North America and Decibel Touring in Europe, giving DISTORTION MUSIC GROUP a big advantage in developing musical careers through the touring outlet.

DISTORTION MUSIC GROUP aims to serve artist needs and create a partnership that benefits everyone involved in this ever changing musical climate.

View a video message from Iacono at THIS LOCATION.

Follow DISTORTION MUSIC GROUP at:
http://www.instagram.com/distortionmg

http://www.facebook.com/Distortion-Music-Group

http://www.distortionmusicgroup.com

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DISTORTION MUSIC GROUP.

CHARRED – Sign To Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, Prayers Of Malediction Set For Release On October 1st

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 7, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed vicious Death/Thrash Metal assassins CHARRED. The debut album Prayers Of Malediction is up now for pre-order and will be released October 1st on CD and Digital formats.

Hailing from the swamps of South Florida, CHARRED perform vicious Death/Thrash Metal. Prayers Of Malediction showcases nine tracks of pure blasting brutality that is not for the faint of heart. Prepare for annihilation as CHARRED leave their mark on the underground with an intense slab of sickness and slaughter!

Prayers Of Malediction was recorded at Angel Recording Studios, mixed & mastered by Anthony Burke and features artwork by Robert Cerrito. For fans of Bone Sickness, Celtic Frost, Darkthrone, Death, Deathhammer, Evil Army, GISM, Pestilence, Repulsion and Sepultura.

Pre-save this release on Spotify, Apple Music, etc. at ffm.to/charred

TRACK LISTING:
1. Incantations Of The Pyromancer, 2. Disseminating Hatred, 3. The Athame Of The Witchking, 4. Entity Of War, 5. Killsite, 6. Enthralling The Weak, 7. Consumed By The Catacombs, 8. The Means Of Destruction, 9. Kesai Khati (Eater Of The Raw Flesh)

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE CHARRED.

DEATH ON FIRE – To Play Full Terror Assault Open Air 2021

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 6, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Indiana’s DEATH ON FIRE are confirmed to play at this year’s Full Terror Assault Open Air festival.

Following the successful release of their 2021 EP, Six Foot Box, and lack of shows due to the pandemic, DEATH ON FIRE is eager to get back performing in front of a live audience. The Full Terror Assault festival marks a momentous date in the beginning of the band’s live shows planned for Autumn 2021.

Full Terror Assault brings the energy and atmosphere of the European style extreme metal festivals to the USA. The independently run event, held in Cave In Rock, Illinois, strives to bring impressive underground acts to the festival stage. Taking place from September 8th – 11th, it’s three days on non-stop brutality. DEATH ON FIRE will be taking to the stage on Thursday September 8th.

Links
DEATH ON FIRE:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/deathonfire666
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deathonfire/
Website: https://deathonfire.com/

Full Terror Assault:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FTAOpenAir
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fta_openair
Website: www.fullterrorassault.com

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DEATH ON FIRE.

MNRVA – Sign To Black Doomba Records

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 2, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Conjuring ludicrously distorted guitar tones and guttural lows, doom-fuzz trio MNRVA combine the essence of doom metal with a razor-sharp sludge edge. Since forming in 2018, MNRVA have been striving to transcend the boundaries within heavy music by cultivating a progressive style. Their debut EP Black Sky provided a tantalising glimpse of MNRVA’s musical capabilities and paves the way for their upcoming full-length, releasing via Black Doomba Records.

MNRVA comments:

“We are super excited to announce we’ve signed to Black Doomba Records! The vibe they are on is the perfect fit for MNRVA and we can’t wait for everyone to hear the record in 2022.”

Tommy Stewart of Black Doomba Records comments:

“Black Doomba Records is proud to have sealed a pact with South Carolina’s MNRVA. I’m looking forward to sharing the upcoming album which is dripping with fuzzy sludgy vibes and a bit of southern style sludge. Initially I think what got me the most were the vocals, cloaked in floating and haunting melodies and the songs themselves. MNRVA will be out on vinyl and CD and I can wait to share it with fans.”

MNRVA’s forthcoming release was recorded at The Jam Room Recording Studio which has been used by the likes of south-eastern U.S. heavyweights such as BARONESS, BLACK TUSK, and KYLESA. The heavy trio strive to produce an unyielding sound blending the guitar grind of the MELVINS, the vocal interplay of MASTODON, and the post-doom heaviness of BEREFT.

Line-up:
Byron Hawk – guitar, vocals
Kevin Jennings – bass, vocals
Gina Ercolini – drums

MNRVA:

Bandcamp: https://mnrva.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mnrvasc

Black Doomba Records:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackdoombarecords/

Bandcamp: https://blackdoombarecords.bandcamp.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE MNRVA.

WITHERFALL – Releases ‘Curse Of Autumn’ Guitar Tab Book With Guitar Pro Files

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 1, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

We are very pleased to announce the newest addition to the Witherfall merch store. The Curse of Autumn complete guitar tablature book. We teamed up with transcriber Evan Bradley to painstakingly transcribe all of the individual guitar tracks from Curse Of Autumn. Almost 200 pages of music, lyrics and photos. The complete guide to all the notes and fingering positions where parts are performed. Every purchase also comes with an access code to download Guitar Pro files that can be slowed down or looped.

Buy Yours here:

http://www.witherfall.com/merch

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

ASHES OF REDEMPTION RELEASE NEW EP

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 30, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

ASHES OF REDEMPTION has released their new EP Washed in Blood (W.I.B). Re-energizing the groove metal genre, ASHES OF REDEMPTION is a one-man band spearheaded by Justin Buell and based out of Detroit, MI. 

Recorded with multiple different session artists from all around the world, located in countries such as Italy, India, and Indonesia, W.I.B was written and produced by Justin Buell who also undertook guitar and bass tracking. The theme of the music is forcing yourself to persevere through some of life’s darkest moments. Channelling his own experiences from his time in the Marine Corps Infantry which included two deployments to Iraq during the war, Buell pours this inspiration into his music. In particular, “By Design” was written from a war veterans’ perspective.

“Rotten” is about losing the ability to communicate with people. It deals with grief and wanting to confide in someone but being unable to, resulting in a body and mind that feel foreign. The song highlights the fact that we continue on without help despite the destruction it causes.

“By Design” deals with the physical and mental pain of war. It starts with a physical injury, which leads to questioning if it was worth it. When the physical pain heals the mental pain still remains. The song speaks of the struggles that brings and the ultimate demise in this particular case.

“W.I.B.” is about losing innocence. Once lost it refers to the grind of opening wounds and repairing them ultimately creating an offensive on others. A sort of defence mechanism. Destroy in blood or feel defeat.
“Unscathed” is a song about having to pull the plug on a loved one. It deals with the struggles a person in that position goes through and how everyone involved is touched in some way. No one leaves unscathed.

Listen:
Bandcamp: https://ashesofredemption.bandcamp.com

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE ASHES OF REDEMPTION.

CONTRITION- Chicago Metal Act Uniting Members Of Novembers Doom, Yakuza, Chrome Waves And More To Release ‘Broken Mortal Coil’ Debut Via Disorder Recordings; Teaser, Preorders And More Posted

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 30, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

photos by Dave Rast

Disorder Recordings announces the late October release of Broken Mortal Coil, the debut album from new Chicago-based outfit CONTRITION. The group unites current/former members of Nachtmystium, Wolvhammer, Usurper, Cobalt, Yakuza, Novembers Doom, Chrome Waves, Bones, and more, and the album features guests from The Black Dahlia Murder, Impaled, Graveripper, and Gridfailure.

CONTRITION’s sound picks up where prior collective Doomsday left off, rebuilding the lineup with a new moniker and immense intensity. The band unites Jerome Marshall (Cobalt, Yakuza) on vocals, Garry Naples (Novembers Doom, Without Waves) on drums, Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves, Deeper Graves, ex-Wolvhammer) on guitars and synth, and Jon Woodring (Bones, ex-Usurper) on bass. The group’s Broken Mortal Coil debut is a gnarled, gritty affair, recorded during the 2020 lockdowns. The album delivers a deluge of stomping, groove-forged, low-end savagery, with the influence of early 1990s death metal, thick modern tones, and a hostile, streetwise vibe.

Broken Mortal Coil was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Wilson at Disorder Recordings, and completed with cover art by Ethan McCarthy (Primitive Man) and design by Wilson. Further expanding the record’s attack, CONTRITION invited several guests to contribute to the record, with additional vocals on “For Misery” by Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), additional guitars on “Diluted” by Leon del Muerte (Impaled, ex-Exhumed), additional synth and vocals on “Desolation Star” by David Brenner (Gridfailure), and additional guitars on “Nihilistic Right” by Corey Parks (Graveripper). The album closes with a twisted rendition of Nirvana’s “Tourette’s.”

A brief teaser for CONTRITION’s Broken Mortal Coil is now playing at THIS LOCATION.

Broken Mortal Coil will see release through Disorder Recordings October 29th, on 12” vinyl, digipak CD, and all digital platforms. Find preorders RIGHT HERE.

Watch for additional audio previews, videos, and more to post over the weeks ahead.

Broken Mortal Coil Track Listing: 1. Diluted 2. Amped 3. Nihilistic Right 4. For Misery 5. Desolation Star 6. Added Subtraction 7. Without Guilt 8. Tourette’s (Nirvana cover)

CONTRITION: Jerome Marshall (vocals), Garry Naples (drums), Jeff Wilson – (guitars/synth), Jon Woodring (bass)

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE CONTRITION.

TOXIC RUIN – Releases New Studio Album Today!

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , on August 26, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Sheboygan, Wisconsin’s TOXIC RUIN will unleash their sophomore album (and M-Theory Audio debut) “Nightmare Eclipse” this Friday. The new record – which is streaming now exclusively on the band’s Bandcamp page in advance of its release – displays a furious metallic attack that BraveWords says “gnaws, scrapes and shreds the senses, adopting the very best of a bygone era of thrash melded with death metal sensibilities and a decidedly modern finish.” CD, digital and limited-edition maroon-colored vinyl editions of “Nightmare Eclipse” – which features artwork by Mark Richards (Revocation, The Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste) – are available now at smarturl.com/toxicruin.

“It’s been a long time coming but the day is here, and we’re way too stoked to finally get this out to everybody!” states drummer David Miller. 

TOXIC RUIN is also set to unleash its metallic power live at concerts throughout the fall. The group will first celebrate the release of “Nightmare Eclipse” with a free-admission headlining performance this Saturday at Whisky D’s in Two Rivers, WI. The band will then perform at Full Terror Assault Open Air 2021 in Cave In Rock, IL, where they will perform alongside Exodus, Misery Index, M.O.D. and more than 40 other bands throughout the weekend. TOXIC RUIN will also be performing at additional shows throughout the Midwest in September and October; see below for additional information.

The first taste of the metallic mayhem to come on “Nightmare Eclipse” was revealed through the music video for “Ritual Rebirth,” which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/Ny1iFI-tE30. The group followed that up by unveiling a music video for the title track of “Nightmare Eclipse” at https://youtu.be/7pH5YZ2f3xk.

The aural pummeling continued with the release of the play-through video for “Divine Acclimation” at https://youtu.be/3Dy00ra0Aak. The final feast of samples from their newest album came with the lyric video for “Defiler,” which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/t7KDXfb1Ra8.

TOXIC RUIN was formed in 2014 with a mission of blending classic thrash metal, old-school death metal and modern technicality and tones into a wicked headbanging brew. Operating out of their collective hometown of Sheboygan, the band released their debut album, “Subterranean Terror,” in 2016. This opening salvo showcased the group’s burgeoning barrage of furious riffs and lyrical content ranging from the sociopolitical commentary of tracks such as “Seat of Corruption” to the beloved craving of a good drink on songs such as “Alcoholocaust.” 

The group followed up their debut with the 2018 EP “Mortal Insolence,” which saw the current lineup of TOXIC RUIN take shape with Behrendt stepping into the vocalist position and the debut of rhythm guitarist Blake Toltzmann alongside lead guitarist Jacob Baneck and drummer David Miller. 

The current lineup of TOXIC RUIN began writing and recording “Nightmare Eclipse” while relentlessly touring the United States in 2019 alongside bands such as Lich King and Stonecutters and playing multiple festivals including Full Terror Assault and Slam Dakota, plus winning 2nd Place in the 2019 edition of Wacken Metal Battle USA. The result is the band’s most mature and complex material to date, while also being their heaviest display of force so far. Guest appearances from guitarists Glen Drover (Eidolon/ex-Megadeth), Derek DeBruin (Micawber) and Nick Weyers (Aronious) provide additional ear candy for aficionados of guitar wizardry. 

“Nightmare Eclipse” is the next evolution in blending the heavier sounds of metal’s past with the modern musicianship of metal’s present. More information on the band’s plans for the remainder of 2021 and the beginning of 2022 will be revealed in the weeks to come by M-Theory Audio and at facebook.com/toxicruin.metal.

TOXIC RUIN is:

Stephen Behrendt (vocals/bass)

Jacob Baneck (lead guitar)

Blake Toltzmann (rhythm guitar)

David Miller (drums)

www.toxicruin.bandcamp.com

www.m-theoryaudio.com

LONG LIVE TOXIC RUIN.

NEKROMANT – Swedish Heavy Metal Power Trio To Release ‘Temple Of Haal’ Full-Length December 3rd Via Despotz Records – New Track Streaming

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Swedish heavy metal power trio NEKROMANT will release their fourth full-length, Temple Of Haal, via their new label home of Despotz Records this Winter. 

Hailing from the city of Vänersborg and formerly known as Serpent, NEKROMANT is renowned for delivering an authentic and effortlessly brilliant oldschool metal assault.

Standing on the shoulders of metal giants such as Black Sabbath and Pentagram, the band is well versed in the art of crushing riffs and powerful melodies, boasting a sound that echoes the might of the past with an eye cast toward the future. From a punishing percussive battery through to the Iommi-esque guitars, NEKROMANT understands that the riff is king, as demonstrated throughout their superb new long player.  

Temple Of Haal is packed with ambitious metal gems such as the epic “Behind The Veil Of Eyes” and the doom-laden “Olórin’s Song.” In advance of the record’s release, the band is pleased to unveil first single, “The Woods,” revealing of the track, “This is a classic, unapologetic heavy metal tune. We’re not content with living this modern lifestyle, detached from what really matters. ‘The Woods’ is therefore an aggressive expression of Scandinavian grumpiness.” 

Join NEKROMANT in “The Woods” at THIS LOCATION.

NEKROMANT’s Temple Of Haal will be released on CD, LP, and digitally December 3rd. Find physical preorders at THIS LOCATION and digital orders HERE

 
https://www.facebook.com/Nekromantband  

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE NEKROMANT.

Steampunk Metal Project HEIRS OF ISILDUR Release New Track – “Into The Wilderness”

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 24, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Comic-inspired steampunk metal project HEIRS OF ISILDUR have released a new song from their genre-bending second album Heirs of Isildur vs Tales From Nocturnia.


The song, “Into The Wilderness” is now streaming at heirsofisildur.bandcamp.com


Heirs Of Isildur vs Tales From Nocturnia is the latest release from the content creation #DynamicDuo at Insymmetry Creations LLC. Most known for their forays into the comics world, with multiple titles to their credits in the independent market, Heirs Of Isildur vs Tales From Nocturnia again stretches their offerings into their other passion: METAL MUSIC.


The album contains songs that expand out on two of their comic titles (the steampunk time travel “Heirs Of Isildur” and the medieval fantasy “Tales From Nocturnia”).


“Into the Wilderness,” follows Svengard The Currier during events that take place in issue #3 “Tales From Nocturnia” comic book series. It features the violin mastery of Andrew Polo, alongside guest female vocals by Kelli Clark, and a guitar solo by the late Corey Steger (original UNDEROATH guitarist).

Insymmetry Creations LLC will release Heirs Of Isildur vs Tales From NocturniaSeptember 16 on digital and CD formats. The album will be available on vinyl in late 2021.


While both of the “Heirs Of Isildur” and “Tales From Nocturnia” comics are co-written by Insymmetry Creations’ Matt Knowles and Steph Cannon, the musical side of HEIRS OF ISILDUR is the brainchild of Knowles, with Cannon filling a producer role.
Heirs Of Isildur vs Tales From Nocturniafeatures guest appearance by Fabio Grimdrap (Trollfest), Zac Leaser, Bryan Eckermann (Scars of the Flesh), Kyle Westin, and violinist Andrew Polo.

The album also features the final recorded tracks from original UNDEROATH guitarist Corey Steger. His tracks were recorded just 11 days prior to his untimely and tragic death in March of 2021. The album and associated comic issue “Heirs of Isildur – Nightmare Scenario” are dedicated to his memory.


In April, HEIRS OF ISILDUR released the album’s first single, which also features appearances by Andrew Polo and Corey Steger. Stream “The Perilous Prospects of Shadow’s Haven” at www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KRyR5_ZG88

While HEIRS OF ISILDUR (musically) is a studio project, both Knowles and Cannon are active in the comiccon scene, and have appeared at such shows as San Diego Comiccon, Megacon Orlando, Wondercon Anahiem, GalaxyCon Raleigh, Spooky Empire (Tampa), and Awesomecon DC (debuting their all ages comic Misfitz Clubhouse (Scoot / Scout Comics)).

www.insymmetrycreations.com

www.facebook.com/insym

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE HEIRS OF ISILDUR.

Los Angeles Thrashers FUELED BY FIRE Sign With M-Theory Audio – New 7-inch Due This Fall

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on August 21, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

First new music since 2013 available now for pre-order.

Los Angeles thrash metal force FUELED BY FIRE have signed with M-Theory Audio. The group’s first new music since 2013 will be unveiled later this year with the release of Past…Present…No Future…Part 1, the first in a pair of two-song 7-inch releases mixed by Carlos Cruz (Warbringer, Hexen, Exmortus), mastered by Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind (Exhumed, Midnight, Power Trip) and featuring artwork by Mark Riddick (Autopsy, Exodus, Suffocation), out Nov. 11th.

Pre-orders for the first 7-inch release – which will be pressed on white vinyl and includes a sticker – are available now. The group also performed live for the first time in 2021 this past Friday, August 20 at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood, at a sold-out show alongside veteran Southern California thrashers Evildead and Hirax.  

“We’re excited to be a part of the M-Theory crew and finally get some new music out to the masses. It’s our most violent and aggressive music yet and we can’t wait to get it into your hands” states drummer Carlos Gutierrez. “Thank you, Marco, for your support. Cheers!”

FUELED BY FIRE was formed in 2002 by a group of Southern California teenagers that bonded over a love of ’80s thrash metal acts such as Exodus, Testament and Possessed. The group recorded their first demo in 2004 and emerged as a persistent presence on local concerts throughout the greater Los Angeles region. Those shows saw them open for many of the iconic acts that they grew up worshipping, as well as performing alongside other burgeoning thrash bands that were emerging around them in Southern California such as Warbringer and Hexen.

They initially self-released their 2006 debut album, “Spread The Fire.” The album was praised by AllMusic.com for its “authentic thrash,” and the combination of their impressive studio effort and prolific live performances earned the attention of Metal Blade Records, who reissued the record a year later. 

FUELED BY FIRE soon spread their sound on stages across the United States alongside fellow rising thrashers such as Bonded by Blood and Merciless Death before re-emerging with their self-released 2010 follow-up record, “Plunging Into Darkness.” That album was applauded by Metal-Rules.com for serving as a reminder of “just how vibrant thrash metal can be,” and the band followed up that momentum by touring Europe alongside heavy hitters such as Kreator, Morbid Angel and Nile.

The group applied a more sinister tone to their lyrics and compositions on 2013’s “Trapped in Perdition,” which was released by NoiseArt Records and produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse). The album received accolades from Burning Ambulance for being “their best album yet” and – alongside well-received performances the following year on European festivals such as Hellfest and Metalfest Open Air Loreley – cemented FUELED BY FIRE’s reputation as generators of powerful thrash metal. 

The group went on hiatus shortly after those festival performances, but reconvened at the beginning of 2020 to record new music. Initially set to be released in fall 2020, the four songs put together by the new lineup – consisting of returning members Rick Rangel (guitars/vocals), Anthony Vasquez (bass) and Carlos Gutierrez (drums), who are now joined by Gutierrez’s bandmate in Blade Killer, guitarist Jon Rubio – were further refined during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first of two 7-inch singles to come, “Past…Present…No Future…Part 1” showcases FUELED BY FIRE as a group ready to re-stake its claim to thrash metal supremacy, with the second 7-inch single to come in 2022.

More information on new music from FUELED BY FIRE will be unveiled in the weeks to come by M-Theory Audio and at www.facebook.com/FueledByFireOfficial.

www.m-theoryaudio.com

Source: M-Theory Audio

LONG LIVE FUELED BY FIRE.

OMINOUS CONCLUSIONS – STREAM NEW EP IN FULL AT GHOST CULT MAGAZINE

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 21, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

OMINOUS CONCLUSIONS,  the Lovecraft-inspired instrumental project of French guitarist and composer Louis Nas, is streaming his new EP The Outsider via Ghost Cult Magazine. The EP will be released tomorrow.

Louis commented “The Outsider was supposed to be released almost a year ago, but there were a lot of  issues that forced me to postpone it. Now that it’s out, it’s an incredible relief, and I must say I’m really proud of the result! I owe it to a lot of talented people I’ve had the chance to work with, and who kept faith in me all the way.” 

Listen: https://www.ghostcultmag.com/exclusive-stream-ominous-conclusions-the-outsider-full-ep-stream/

The Outsider is a three-part instrumental piece built around H.P. Loevcraft’s tale and fully immerses the listener in the story, with only the notes to guide them. Nas comments: “I use instrumental music mainly because I’m not a singer, but also because I find the use of words too restrictive. I think that with just music you can really go into incredible nuances and details, and make the listener live the story you tell. Also, what’s great about not using words, is that every listener will picture something different in his mind while listening to the music, and thus connect deeper with it.”

It’s progressive metal, but so much more. Packed with technical proficiency and profound storytelling, in one word OMINOUS CONCLUSIONS is… OMINOUS.

Pre-order the EP: https://lnoc-store.com/

https://ominousconclusions.bandcamp.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE OMINOUS CONCLUSIONS.

Electronic Alternative Metal Band Khroma Releases New Single and Music Video ‘Tidal’

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on August 21, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Janne Koski
 
A tidal wave is approaching. Khroma’s fourth and final single from the upcoming “Ex Nihilo” album, “Tidal is the soundtrack for the end of times, when the flood will come and wash it all away. In a collage of downtuned grooves, electronic beats, sorrowful ambiences and the relentless rhyming by vocalist Riku Rinta-Seppälä, ”Tidal” takes you on a one-way journey beyond the darkest waves. To accompany the single, “Tidal” music video will be released along with the audio on August 20th, 2021. 

Watch the music video: https://youtu.be/jMc7KenuGNA 

Listen to the single:Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3z5K9VU
Bandcamp: https://khromaband.bandcamp.com/
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3geKZIr
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3D0FCXb
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/249746932
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/193177595/ 

The Helsinki-based electro-metal outfit is getting ready for the release of “Ex Nihilo”, release date September 10th, 2021. With the first Khroma album release in five years, Khroma will be getting ready to hit the stages again.  

https://www.facebook.com/khromaband

LONG LIVE KHROMA.

BLACK SITES – Release New Song

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , on August 20, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Progressive metal band BLACK SITES have released their track “Lost Tribes” via the Far Beyond Metal Podcast. The song is from their upcoming release Untrue, which is out on October 8th.

The band comments: “Lost Tribes” was one of the first songs we worked on for this album, and helped set the tone for the rest of the project. We sincerely hope you enjoy it.”

Listen here: https://farbeyondmetal.podbean.com/e/102-rivers-of-nihil-filth-is-eternal-black-sites/

Pre-order: https://blacksites.bandcamp.com/album/untrue

Effortlessly entwining elements of traditional metal with progressive experimentation and their own distinctive style, BLACK SITES have produced a release with huge impact. From beginning to end Untrue reveals their creativity on a sojourn not to be missed.

Line-Up:
Mark Sugar – Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Bruchert – Guitar, Vocals
Garry Naples – Drums

Social media and music links:
https://blacksites.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/blacksites
https://www.instagram.com/blacksitesmusic

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE BLACK SITES.

PSYCHO WAXX – Psycho Las Vegas Founders Launch In-House Record Label; Inaugural Release, Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead, To Be Recorded During The Fest This Weekend + Preorders Available Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 20, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

How do you synthesize America’s most legendary weekend of rock and roll debauchery into something every fanatic can rage to all year long? Press it on vinyl and send Psycho out to the world. Announcing PSYCHO WAXX, an in-house label brought to you by the founders of Psycho Las Vegas with all the bombast, attitude, and fan-oriented curation as the festival you love. The boutique label will offer up exclusive live albums, special releases, and studio records from a loaded roster of Psycho-approved artists.


PSYCHO WAXX’s inaugural release will be Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead. Motörhead was a dream headliner for the very first Psycho Las Vegas in 2016, and when the world lost the legendary Lemmy Kilmister, his band became an essential part of Psycho’s DNA. In commemoration of Lemmy’s legacy, PSYCHO WAXX is unleashing a double album of Motörhead tracks by some of the festival’s biggest bombers, being cut during the fest this coming weekend (August 20th – 22nd) at National Southwestern Recording in downtown Vegas. That’s right, while fanatics are getting their heads kicked in at the fest, the same artists melting their eardrums are hitting the studio to lay down their love in tribute to Mr. Kilmister and crew.

Preorders for the exclusive, limited-edition Löve Me Förever LP are available now at THIS LOCATION. Special editions will be available exclusively for fest attendees as well through the PSYCHO WAXX webshop and Psycho’s partners at Zia Records. The release is expected to drop Summer 2022.

Watch for exclusive videos from the recording studio to be posted via the Psycho Las Vegas and PSYCHO WAXX Instagram pages throughout the fest. 

Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead artists scheduled to record this weekend:

High On Fire, Blackwater Holylight w/ Matt Pike, Midnight, Exhorder, Stöner, Psychlona, Creeping Death, The Bridge City Sinners, Lord Buffalo, Relaxer, EyeHateGod, Cephalic Carnage, Death By Stereo, Howling Giant, Mothership, Foie Gras

Additionally, the compilation will include an all-star collaborative take on “Ace Of Spades” featuring Philip H. Anselmo (Down), Gary Holt (Exodus), Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper), Sacha Dunable (Intronaut), Nick Oliveri (Stöner, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss), Dwid Hallion (Integrity), and Zach Wheeler and Tom Polzine (Howling Giant). 

http://www.psychowaxx.com

http://www.instagram.com/psychowaxx

Source: EARSPLIT PR

Long Live The Legacy Of Motörhead.

SEA SLEEPER – To Release “Nostophobia” On Vinyl

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 15, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Following the success of their debut record Nostophobia, Portland based post death/ prog band SEA SLEEPER are unleashing the album on vinyl via Metal Assault Records.

“‘Nostophobia’ was always meant to be a vinyl experience. To our supporters, friends, and Metal Assault Records, thank you! You were all vital in the orchestration of our vision.”

Nostophobia delivers a hard-hitting sound from beginning to end. Opening with the intense “Salt”, the album begins a journey through heavily distorted instrumentation, obliterating harsh vocals, and utterly ludicrous energy from the percussion. Dynamic clean vocals, such as in “Old Guard”, enhance the texture of their sound without losing the all-encompassing dark atmosphere. Whilst “Mountain Carver” delves into technical realms with intricate melodies and riffs running throughout, accompanied by dissonant chord progressions. Influenced by the likes of Gorguts and Gojira or even Mastodon and Blut Aus Nord, SEA SLEEPER experiment with crossing genre boundaries and manipulating different styles.

The vinyl release of Nostophobia seeks to celebrate the success granted to them so early in their career. Despite the troubles of the pandemic, they are hard at work on their second album and are determined to support the underground scene that has cultivated their music.

Pre-order: https://seasleeper.bandcamp.com/

Socials:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seasleeper
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sea_sleeper/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/seasleeper
Bandcamp: https://seasleeper.bandcamp.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE SEA SLEEPER.

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