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KROSIS – North Carolina Based Death Metal Unit Joins Unique Leader Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 29, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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North Carolina based Death Metal unit KROSIS is the latest addition to the Unique Leader Records roster. The band will release their forthcoming full-length in 2018.

Issues the band in a collective statement, “We are inexplicably humbled and thankful to be part of a family that some of our favorite bands have been a part of. To have Unique Leader Records see our project as something as worthwhile, original, and significant as we do means more than we can put into words. It is an understatement to say that we are looking forward to our next step as KROSIS,with Unique Leader Records at our sails.”

KROSIS was formed in Raleigh in 2014. A group of talented musicians and friends saw an unsatisfactory pattern starting within modern Metal music. The diverse collaboration of influences that make up the framework of KROSIS is why they put out the music that they do. Too much of modern Death Metal and Deathcore is limited to a paradigm; KROSIS seeks to eliminate boundaries. With backgrounds of rock, jazz, concert bands, and music theory, they pull no proverbial punches in terms of diversity, originality, and heaviness. They bring together many parts of a musical spectrum and emerge with an eclectic sound that proves appealing to lovers of heavy, themed music.

“We are all about creating new trends, fresh ideas, and even entirely unique genres,” the band notes. “Most of all, we’re proud to present every track, knowing that we gave our listeners and fans our absolute best. For some, living the dream is being in front of thousands, with lights and cameras aimed at them. For us, it’s each simple step along the way, each note and each beat, pouring our mind and soul into every creation, so that you can be a part of the experience with us.”

Stand by for further info on KROSIS in the weeks to come.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more band/record label info:

http://www.facebook.com/krosisnc

http://www.uniqueleader.com
http://www.facebook.com/uniqueleaderrecords

LONG LIVE KROSIS.

STONE.

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CANNIBAL CORPSE – To Kick Off US Headlining Tour With Power Trip And Gatecreeper Next Week

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Cannibal Corpse - Power Trip - tour flyer - November 2017 - #4MO333ILMFSO33

CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off their US headlining tour in support of their upcoming Red Before Black full-length next week. The tour will commence on November 3rd and run through December 8th with support provided by Power Trip and Gatecreeper. See all confirmed dates below.

Many words come to mind when you hear the name CANNIBAL CORPSE, but one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), Red Before Black, the band’s fourteenth album, serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex.

Moreover, the band have pushed themselves again, ensuring that it stands out from their catalog. “Throughout our career we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. Red Before Black continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things,” asserts bassist Alex Webster. “It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently.”

“We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the rawest sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest and catchiest record.”

Red Before Black will see release on November 3rd via Metal Blade Records. Preorder bundles are currently available at metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse where you can also preview the title track as well as the band’s video for “Code Of The Slashers.”

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Power Trip, Gatecreeper:

11/03/2017 Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL
11/04/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
11/05/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL
11/06/2017 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN
11/08/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
11/09/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX
11/10/2017 Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/12/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
11/13/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/14/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
11/15/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
11/17/2017 Neumos – Seattle, WA
11/18/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/19/2017 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
11/20/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/22/2017 Summit – Denver, CO
11/24/2017 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
11/25/2017 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
11/26/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
11/28/2017 Royale – Boston, MA
11/29/2017 Stage 48 – New York, NY
11/30/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
12/01/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA
12/02/2017 The Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC
12/03/2017 Pete’s – Greensboro, NC
12/05/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
12/06/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
12/07/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/08/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
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Source: Earsplit PR

http://www.cannibalcorpse.net
http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse
http://www.twitter.com/CorpseOfficial
http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

LONG LIVE POWER TRIP & GATECREEPER.

STONE.

GOATWHORE To Kick Off US Tour Dates With 1349 And TOMBS

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on October 26, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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GOATWHORE will join 1349 and label mates Tombs for a short run of live dates leading up to their performance at this year’s edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in San Bernardino, California. The band will kick off the journey with a warm up show in Lafayette, Louisiana Friday, October 27th before joining 1349 and Tombs in Memphis, Tennessee for six shows, including three supporting Kreator.

In February, GOATWHORE will take to the seas on the 2018 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal, the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise with additional live dates to be announced in the coming months before heading overseas for a month-long trek with Sepultura, Obscura, and Fit For An Autopsy. See all confirmed dates below.

GOATWHORE w/ 1349, Tombs:

10/27/2017 The District – Lafayette, LA **
10/29/2017 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
10/30/2017 Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX (supporting Kreator)
10/31/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX (supporting Kreator)
11/01/2017 Top Deck – Farmington, NM (supporting Kreator)
11/02/2017 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
11/03/2017 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/05/2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest @ Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds – San Bernardino, CA [tickets] **
11/17/2017 The Tavern – Hattiesburg, MS **
11/18/2017 The Brick House – Houma, LA **
** no 1349, Tombs

End Tour

2/1-5/2018 70000 Tons Of Metal – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

w/ Sepultura, Obscura, Fit For An Autopsy:

2/23/2018 Conne Island – Leipzig, DE
2/24/2018 Masters of Rock Café – Zlin, CZ
2/25/2018 Barba Negra – Budapest, HU
2/26/2018 Orion Club – Rome, IT
2/27/2018 Magazzini Generali – Milano, IT
3/01/2018 Explosiv – Graz, AT
3/02/2018 Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, SK
3/03/2018 Proxima – Warsaw, PL
3/04/2018 B90 – Gdansk, PL
3/06/2018 Columbia Theater – Berlin, DE
3/07/2018 Docks – Hamburg, DE
3/08/2018 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE
3/09/2018 LKA Longhorn – Stuttgart, DE
3/10/2018 Backstage – München, DE
3/11/2018 Tivoli Ronda – Utrecht, NL
3/13/2018 SWX – Bristol, UK
3/14/2018 SWG3 – Glasgow, UK
3/15/2018 The Tivoli – Dublin, IE
3/16/2018 Hammerfest- Pwlhelli, GB
3/17/2018 Foundry – Sheffield, UK
3/18/2018 Koko – London, UK
3/20/2018 Elysee Montmartre – Paris, FR
3/21/2018 Zeche -Bochum, DE
3/22/2018 Hirsch – Nürnberg, DE
3/23/2018 Rockhouse – Salzburg, DE
3/24/2018 Kofmehl – Solothurn, CH

GOATWHORE is touring in support of latest full-length, Vengeful Ascension, released in June via Metal Blade Records. Their seventh full-length offering and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

The critically lauded offering toppled Billboard charts upon its first week of release earning the #4 spot on Billboard’s Heatseeker Albums chart, #6 on the Hard Rock Album Sales chart, #11 on the Independent Albums chart, #16 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, #18 on the Rock Album Sales chart, #49 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, and #59 on the Top 200 Albums chart making it the band’s highest charting album to date! In Canada the record was met with equal accolades debuting at #19 on the Hard Music chart and #145 on the Top Albums chart.

Goatwhore - Vengeful Ascension - cover pic - 2017 - #333MO7337

Vengeful Ascension is out NOW on Metal Blade Records on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. To preview and purchase the record visit metalblade.com/goatwhore.

 “The album roars with the classic GOATWHORE sound of searing shredding and screams of rage. The material also tries some new things, tossing in a bit of blackened atmosphere, adding to the philosophical questions the music dives into.” – Alternative Press’ 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2017 So Far

“Turning frowns upside down with metal steeped in gloom isn’t supposed to be a thing, but in incorporating more classic influences, GOATWHORE has (in)advertently offered Vengeful Ascension as a link between battle jackets and monk robes. 8/10″ – Decibel Magazine

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more GOATWHORE:

http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore

LONG LIVE GOATWHORE.

STONE.

EXHUMED And ARKAIK – November / December Tour 2017 – Dates, Cities And Venues

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on October 23, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

EXHUMED - ARKAIK - promo tour flyer - 2017 - #MO333ILMFSO33

California’s Gore F’n Metal warriors, EXHUMED, head out on the road with ARKAIK beginning on November 15th, in San Diego at Brick By Brick. EXHUMED are touring in support of their newly released studio (concept) album: Death Revenge. Take a gander at the tour flyer above to see if EXHUMED is heading to your gore infested area. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

EXHUMED:

Bud Burke – lead guitar, vocals
Matt Harvey – vocals, guitar
Mike Hamilton – drums
Ross Sewage – bass, vocals

LONG LIVE EXHUMED.

LONG LIVE GORE F’N METAL.

STONE.

CARACH ANGREN – Headlining Shows In USA – Also Supporting CHILDREN OF BODOM Through November!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 9, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

From the Carach Angren facebook:

In a little over three weeks we will be haunting the USA again together with Children Of Bodom, Lost Society and Uncured!

Besides the dates on the poster we will do a couple of headline shows:

11/04 Temecula CA – The Boiler Room
11/06 Portland OR – Bossa Nova Ballroom
11/09 Vernon BC – Status Night Club
11/20 Columbus OH – Alrosa Villa
11/23 Washington DC – The Pinch

See you all soon!

New album and merch here: www.carachangrenstore.com

* For more Carach Angren:

Carach Angren

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

Hamferð – Sign To Metal Blade Records

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 1, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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From Metal Blade Records:

We are very excited to welcome Hamferð from the Faroe Islands to the Metal Blade roster! The band will be releasing a new album in 2018.

Hamferð comments: “We’re thrilled and proud to announce that we have signed a recording agreement with Metal Blade Records! Since we started out back in 2008 we have worked closely with our local label TUTL. The cooperation has been rewarding and our ties will not be severed completely. However, for the upcoming album and in the future we felt it was time to work with an internationally renowned metal label to hopefully help take Hamferð to the next level as a band. We feel positive and confident about Metal Blade’s setup and their commitment towards quality as the label houses many of our favorite artists and has released a ton of groundbreaking releases. Their legacy and dedication to metal music is vital. Our new record has been a long time coming. Needless to say, we are extremely excited to finally set it up for release!”

About Hamferð:

Hamferð refers to an apparition: the image of a person facing death, appearing before his or her loved ones as an omen.

“Faroese doom metal” is a powerful sound. Exclusive to this self-styled tag is Hamferð. For a near decade, the funeral dressed sextet has been casting a unique expression rooted in conceptual tragedy and intense, narrative doom metal.

“Hamferð is heavily inspired by our natural surroundings and our cultural heritage. Those aspects combine into unique feelings and atmospheres which we attempt to describe through our music”, comments guitarist Theodor Kapnas.

Faroese history and folklore are mixed together with grand atmospheres, a trademark that has earned worldwide attention. Stages at festivals such as Inferno, Midgardsblot, Tuska, Summer Breeze, Wacken and many more have been turned into funerary ceremonies. Touring with bands like Amorphis and Moonsorrow has further garnered the band a respected reputation due to strong yet solemn live performances.

The lyrical and conceptual approach is ambitious in scope. People are drawn to it, even though the band sings in their native tongue, Faroese. With a highly engaging idea concerning lyrics and songwriting, the hour has arrived to close a conceptual trilogy which commenced with the 2010 EP Vilst er siðsta fet, continued with the internationally acclaimed 2013 full-length album Evst, and is now concluded with the new album, soon to be announced.

Hamferð line-up:
Jon Aldara – Vocals
John Egholm – Guitar
Theodor Kapnas – Guitar
Isak Petersen – Bass
Esmar Joensen – Keyboards
Remi Johannesen – Drums

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LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

Dark Descent To Release DESOLATE SHRINE’s ‘Deliverance From The Godless Void’ In November

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 22, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

DESOLATE SHRINE - Deliverance From The Godless Void - cover promo - #3MO88ILMFSO33

Finnish Death Metal trio DESOLATE SHRINE will release new album Deliverance from the Godless Void November 10 on Dark Descent Records. The album’s opening track, “The Primordial One,” is streaming below and at https://youtu.be/4q2Ua5RV-pI

It may be DESOLATE SHRINE’s fourth album (third on Dark Descent Records) in six years, but the band shows no sign of fatigue on their newest opus. The band continues to erase the already thin line existing between Black, Death and Doom and once again come out of the abyss with their own instantly recognizable style.

Recorded during 2016 with the same core trio since 2011’s debut Tenebrous Towers, this new beast, while no less epic than its predecessors (three of the seven songs featured here are at over eight minutes long) is even more textured and tortured while at the same time highly atmospheric.  And while a track like “Unmask the Face of False” may be the heaviest and slowest they’ve ever done, that doesn’t prevent “Demonic Evocation Prayer” from being transfigured by hellish blast beats either. Still, as with each of their albums, DESOLATE SHRINE‘s latest full-length is to be considered like one big entity, almost like a ceremony if you will, one that demands to be experienced from beginning to end without interruption.

The album artwork was created by L.L. Dan Lowndes – mastered Deliverance from the Godless Void at Resonance Sound Studio.

TRACK LIST:

  1. The Primordial One
  2. Lord of the Three Realms
  3. Unmask the Face of False
  4. The Waters of Man
  5. The Graeae
  6. Demonic Evocation Prayer
  7. The Silent Star
  8. …of Hell

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LINE-UP:

L.L. – All instruments

M.T. – Vocals, lyrics

R.S. – Vocals

* For more info:

www.facebook.com/desolateshrine/

www.darkdescentrecords.com

darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DESOLATE SHRINE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

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