Archive for Metal News

RAGEHAMMER – Announce New Album

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

The Polish metal wolfpack Ragehammer have completed work on their highly anticipated second full-length album. 

After 4 years of studio inactivity since their critically acclaimed debut “The Hammer Doctrine” and a year-long live hiatus, the band returns with the same line-up to once again spit with scorn at the trend-ridden scene, where aesthetics took over ethics. 

In other words, they return to do what they are best at: preaching pure hatred and hammering out their blackened thrash straight into the face. 

The new album will be released by Pagan Records later this year, more details will follow soon.

Ragehammer will join Vader, Marduk and Fallcie on the “Blitz MMXX” tour across Poland in September: 

18.09. Poznań, U Bazyla*
19.09. Gdańsk, B90*
20.09. Łódź, Magnetofon*
22.09. Kraków, Kwadrat**
23.09. Lublin, Graffiti*
24.09. Białystok, Zmiana Klimatu**
25.09. Wrocław, A2**
26.09. Toruń, Od Nowa**
27.09. Warszawa, Proxima**

Tickets for the tour will go on pre-sale on 1 July via *lefthandsounds.org, *Ticketos and **Eventim.

Ragehammer online:
Facebook

Pagan Records online:

Website / Shop: https://www.pagan-records.com 

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

Bandcamp: https://paganrecords.bandcamp.com 

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/paganrecords 

LONG LIVE RAGEHAMMER.

STONE.

JUDAS PRIEST “Point Of Entry” – Takes Me Back To Those Early Metal Years

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , on April 17, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Judas Priest - Point Of Entry - promo cover pic

JUDAS PRIEST – I can remember like it was yesterday, my discovery of the iconic Judas Priest. My first Judas Priest vinyl purchase was 1982’s Screaming For Vengeance and my second Judas Priest vinyl grab was 1980’s British Steel. I was simply mesmerized by the powerful sound that was flooding into my teenage senses from these NWOBHM titans.

Back in 1982, I recall never hearing such strong and exciting music like this before. I was blown away by Judas Priest and wanted every album they had made. The vocals of Rob Halford went right through me, as if I was hit by a speeding train while I kept pleading for more. The duo guitars of Glenn Tipton and K. K. Downing left me awestruck, along with the bass of Ian Hill and drumming from Dave Holland. There was no other band like Judas Priest, during those early 80’s. I say bullshit to anyone who disagrees; there just wasn’t and it remains that way to this day.

This same magical year I bought 1981’s “Point Of Entry” on vinyl as well. My vinyl album cover art was the original shown at the top of this post. I no longer have the vinyl; the CD is in my collection though. My 2 favorite songs from this classic are “Heading Out To The Highway” and “Hot Rockin’”. If you wanna revisit some real cheesiness from those early 80s, just check out the music video for “Hot Rockin’” in your spare time; it does the song zero justice.

As a whole, “Point Of Entry” is not better than any preceding Judas Priest albums, in my Metal opinion. With that said, I dig this album much more than I dig “Turbo” or “Nostradamus”. “Point Of Entry” was never going to be looked upon as a killer follow-up to the breathtaking “British Steel”; yet it still is a formidable slab of Metal history that survived a dynamic era of eclectic and pop dominated mainstream music charts.

Metal be thy name. Stone.

______________________________________

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small

LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

THE CONVALESCENCE – Announce Spring Headline Tour

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Just Announced!! The Convalescence will be hitting the road with Filth, Casket Robbery, and Blood of Angels this Spring! Tickets and VIP Packages will be on sale this week!

5.05 – Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum*
5.06 – Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey*
5.07 – London, ON @ Call The Office*
5.08 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Concert Lounge w/Jungle Rot
5.09 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Deathfest w/Jungle Rot
5.10 – Youngstown, OH @ Westside Bowl
5.11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Frog
5.12 – Dayton, OH @ Turnbuckles
5.13 – Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club
5.14 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club Live
5.15 – Houston, TX @ Acadia Bar & Grill
5.16 – Gulfport, MS @ Gulf Coast Beer & Metal Fest
5.17 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Warrior On The River
5.18 – New Port Richey, FL @ The Verona
5.19 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
5.20 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
5.21 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
5.22 – Turtle Creek, PA @ Sub Alpine Society**
5.23 – Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory**
* – No Blood Of Angels
** – No Filth

Source: The Convalescence

LONG LIVE THE CONVALESCENCE.

STONE.

POSSESSED – Announces Revelations Of The Ancients North American Tour 2020

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 16, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

From Possessed facebook:

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW for our REVELATIONS OF THE ANCIENTS North American Tour! Joining us are our friends in Pestilence (official) and The Black Moriah. We hope to see you on the road!

Visit www.nuclearblast.com/possessed-tour and grab your tickets, today!

More band info: Possessed

LONG LIVE POSSESSED.

STONE.

OBITUARY – To Tour Australia, January 2020

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 13, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

OBITUARY TO INVADE AUSTRALIA!

Cause Of Death – FULL ALBUM PERFORMANCE!!

For more info, click below:

www.obituary.cc

Obituary

LONG LIVE OBITUARY.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

DISMEMBERMENT – “Once Forsaken” Now Streaming + Preorders Posted; ‘Arc Of Ancients’ LP By Ohio Death Metal Act Nears Release Through Creator-Destructor Records

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 7, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

[photo by Liam Shively]

Creator-Destructor Records this week unleashes Once Forsaken, the lead single from Ohio death metal act DISMEMBERMENT‘s impending second album, Arc Of Ancients. The song has been set loose upon the public as the devastating new LP nears release later this month. Preorders for the record have also been issued with the new track.

In a time fueled by instant gratification and over-saturation, DISMEMBERMENT has chosen to avoid the common path. Since the band’s formation in the winter of 2010, the band has forged their own way, fueled by fierce determination and perseverance. Over recent years, DISMEMBERMENT has continued to grow into a well-oiled machine, booking their own shows, traveling, and recording and releasing albums on their own finances, while continually pushing themselves and their unique brand of metal to new heights. Their catalog includes two EPs – The Condemned (2011) and Denied Salvation (2012) and their 2014-released debut LP, Embrace The Dark.

DISMEMBERMENT has taken their unique blitzkrieg black-thrash attack across the nation many times over, including touring with greats such as Master and Solstice, and having shared the stage with the likes of Mayhem, Immolation, Morbid Angel, Gorguts, Incantation, Death Angel, and countless more.

It is only now, with the impending release of their second LP, Arc Of Ancients, that the truly destructive nature of DISMEMBERMENT‘s sound is fully apparent. Completed in recent days, the album further expands on the band’s sound from the prior album, Embrace The Dark, yet reinforces their sound with the ferocity of their earlier recordings. Arc Of Ancients was recorded and mixed by the band, mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering, and as with prior releases, the album artwork was handled by renowned artist Andrei Bouzikov.

States the band with the release of the “Once Forsaken” single, “Here at last! A new ripper hot off the press. Turn it up and bang your head!”

Stream DISMEMBERMENT’s savage “Once Forsaken” at THIS LOCATION or below:

Arc Of Ancients will be released on LP, CD, and digital platforms through Creator-Destructor on October 18th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and via Bandcamp HERE.

Watch for additional audio samples, and more on Arc Of Ancients to be issued in the days ahead, with tour dates to also be posted throughout the coming months.

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DISMEMBERMENT.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

STONE.

Hungarian Melodic Death Metal Assault Squad SYMMETRY OF THE VOID Releases New Single

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, world news with tags , , , , , on September 21, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Inverse Records - Press Release - promo banner - 2016 - #MO99ILMF3

Symmetry Of The Void - band promo pic - 2019 - #MO333ILG

Produced by the Finnish mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen

Hungarian melodic death metal assault squad SYMMETRY OF THE VOID has reached to 2nd single in the collaboration with Finnish metal mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen (Wolfheart, Before the Dawn, Dawn of Solace etc.).

Watch ‘THE UNWORTHY’ on Youtube or below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj4dMkXp7gE

SYMMETRY OF THE VOID and Saukkonen started working together earlier this spring and before summer 1st single and video ‘DIVINE SERENITY’ was released and now it is time to bombard the metal scene with 2nd single ‘THE UNWORTHY’.

Listen to ‘THE UNWORTHY’ on Spotify:

https://spoti.fi/2lTiLd6

Line-Up:

Borisz Sarafutgyinov – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Tibor Szokán – Guitar
Zsolt Harsányi – Bass
Bence Gyurkó – Drums
Zsolt Lédeczi – Lead Vocals

Band Links:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/symmetryofthevoid/

INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/symmetryofthevoid

LONG LIVE SYMMETRY OF THE VOID.

STONE.

NEBULAE – Italian Metallers Reveal Details Of New Album “Pulse”!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Italian metallers NEBULAE are ready to reveal details of what will be the band’s second full-length studio album. Titled “Pulse”, the nine-track album is set for release on the 18th October via Time To Kill Records.

Groove is clearly evident in the band’s style which however includes references to several metal genres, old and new. The album with its varied and intensively composed songs will surely appeal to fans of Gojira, Tesseract, Deftones, Jinjer and Klone.

“The new album has a mission: to make peace understood through a specific mantra ‘Listen. Understand. React.’ The title ‘Pulse’ – Impulse is the basis of all that animates us, of everything that makes us resist to events. It is the primary push to improve and evolve. The sequence of tracks into the album examines the unfolding over time of human experiences that lead the human being to evolve and fight, marked by everything he has faced and is still preparing to face”.

The record’s first single, “Removal”, is now streaming HERE and below:

“Pulse” – Track List:

  1. Trapped
  2. Dawning
  3. Removal
  4. Bend Down
  5. Poors
  6. Bite
  7. Smother
  8. Control
  9. Dust

Album pre-orders are available here.

Line-up:

Miriam Granatello – Vocals
Eduardo Mazza – Guitar
Antonio Masciandaro – Bass
Alfonso Mocerino – Drums

NEBULAE:

https://www.facebook.com/nebulaeofficial/
https://nebulaeofficial.bandcamp.com/

Time To Kill Records:

https://www.facebook.com/timetokillrecords/
http://www.timetokill-records.com/

Source:

LONG LIVE NEBULAE.

STONE.

GOATWHORE – To Kick Off Tour With RINGWORM This Week; Band To Play Psycho Las Vegas Friday

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on August 13, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

[Photo by Peter Beste]

GOATWHORE will return to the road this week for a short run of live dates with Cleveland metallic hardcore veterans Ringworm. Set to commence August 13th in Lubbock, Texas, the band’s latest stretch of shows – which includes an appearance at this year’s edition of Psycho Las Vegas with Electric Wizard, High On Fire, En Minor, Bad Religion, and more – will wind its way through ten cities upon its conclusion August 25th in Wichita, Kansas. Additionally, GOATWHORE will appear at VanFest 2019 in Lafayette, Louisiana September 28th and Brash Brewing Company’s fourth anniversary show in Houston, Texas October 5th with more shows to be announced in the coming weeks. See all confirmed dates below.

GOATWHORE w/ Ringworm:

8/13/2019 Jake’s Sports Cafe & Backroom – Lubbock, TX
8/14/2019 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/15/2019 The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
8/16/2019 Psycho Las Vegas @ Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino – Las Vegas, NV [tickets] * No Ringworm
8/19/2019 Paris Theatre – Portland, OR
8/20/2019 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
8/21/2019 The Pin – Spokane, WA
8/23/2019 Ernie November – Cheyenne, WY
8/24/2019 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
8/25/2019 Rock Island Live – Wichita, KS
End Tour

9/28/2019 VanFest 2019 @ The Freetown Boom Boom Room – Lafayette, LA
10/05/2019 Brash Brewing Company – Houston, TX w/ Necrofier, Merkava, Moths

GOATWHORE is currently penning the follow-up to their unanimously acclaimed Vengeful Ascension full-length. Released in 2017 via Metal Blade Records. Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome, Wolvhammer, Nocturnus AD) and serves as the band’s highest charting album to date earning the #4 position on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart, #6 on the Hard Rock Sales Chart, #11 on the Independent Chart, #16 on the Hard Rock Chart, #18 on the Rock Sales Chart, #49 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, and #59 on the Top 200 Chart upon its first week of release.

For more info on GOATWHORE:

http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666

http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE GOATWHORE.

LONG LIVE RINGWORM.

STONE.

THE BLEEDING – Reveal Artwork, Details For “Morbid Prophecy”

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

World War Now Records is proud to announce UK Extreme Metallers THE BLEEDING, return with their hotly anticipated follow-up Morbid Prophecy, to 2018’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Rites of Absolution. Morbid Prophecy is set for release October 18, 2019 and the album cover art has now been unleashed.

Lead guitarist Tasos had this to say about the new album: “‘Morbid Prophecy’ is an aural descent into hell that encapsulates the saga of the fall of man. The themes of desperation, destruction and death echo through the album in a cacophony of damnation. Man enters the abyss and surrenders to the scale of horror he witnesses. With a ravaged mind he returns to deliver pain and suffering to the unbelievers.

Musically ‘Morbid Prophecy’ has set new standards for us in speed, execution and brutality. The songwriting process has been long and relentless as we pushed ourselves to create a blistering album that builds on the ferocity of our previous release ‘Rites of Absolution’. We feel that we have accomplished that as the recording has fully materialized our vision”

Track Listing:

01 – Demonic Oath

02 – Maelstrom

03 – Entering The Pandemonium

04 – Morbid Prophecy

05 – Storm of The Hellspawn

06 – Sadistic Saviour

07 – Repentance

08 – Hammer of Penance

Formed in 2010 by Themis on vocals and Tasos on guitar, THE BLEEDING was soon joined by Jeff on guitar and Dimitris on drums. Sean on bass completed the line up. The band’s first public performance took place on September 30, 2012 at The Monarch in Camden Town, London and introduced Jamie on vocals. Death Eternal, the band’s debut album was unleashed in 2013. Followed by the 2018 release of the highly acclaimed Rites of Absolution album via World War Now Records.

For more band info, click below:

deatheternal.com

facebook.com/TheBleedingOfficial

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE THE BLEEDING.

STONE.

PULCHRA MORTE – Death/Doom Unit Confirmed To Appear At Full Terror Assault Open Air; Band To Begin Recording New Album

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on August 11, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

[Photo by Dede Doering]

Death/Doom practitioners PULCHRA MORTE will appear at this year’s edition Full Terror Assault Festival at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. The band will be performing on Thursday, September 5th, day one of the three-day event, alongside the likes of such scene heavyweights as Exhorder, Krisiun, and Kataklysm.

PULCHRA MORTE:

9/5/2019 Full Terror Assault – Cave-In-Rock, IL [info]

Immediately following FTA, PULCHRA MORTE will begin recording the follow-up to 2019’s Divina Autem Et Aniles. Band guitarist and producer/engineer Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Goatwhore, Cannabis Corpse, Nocturnus A.D., etc.) will helm the board again as drummer Clayton Gore enters Matt Talbott’s (Hum, Centaur) Earth Analog studio the following week. Recording will continue throughout September at both Earth Analog and Pritchard’s own New Constellation studio in Orlando, Florida.

PULCHRA MORTE‘s debut, Divina Autem Et Aniles, was released in February 2019 and continues to reap critical acclaim, appearing on a host of “Best of 2019 So Far” lists. The follow-up is slated for an early 2020 release. Details to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Divina Autem Et Aniles is out now on CD and digitally via Ceremonial Records. For orders visit the PULCHRA MORTE Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where the album can be streamed in full.

More band info, click links below:

https://facebook.com/PulchraMorte

https://instagram.com/PulchraMorteMetal

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE PULCHRA MORTE.

STONE.

DECEASED And SAVAGE MASTER – To Embark On Dial M For Metal US Tour!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on August 10, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Metal icon DECEASED are teaming up with SAVAGE MASTER for their DIAL M FOR METAL US Tour, starting on August 15th in Cleveland, Ohio! Check the tour dates to see if you’re in an area where they will be invading.

For band and tour info, click links below:

Deceased

Savage Master

LONG LIVE DECEASED.

LONG LIVE SAVAGE MASTER.

STONE.

VENOM PRISON – Announce September/October North America Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 28, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From Venom Prison facebook:

We are pleased to announce our return to the USA and Canada this Autumn with the hellish union of Ohio’s Homewrecker & select dates with Joy, Call of The Void & Great American Ghost. We will be visiting some new places and soon to be regular haunts – bring yourself to a date and show us how it’s done.

NO REST. NO SLEEP. THE GRIND IS REAL.

Dates:
09/13 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks *^
09/14 – Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martinière *^
09/15 – Waterford, NY – Chrome *^
09/16 – Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom *^
09/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar *^
09/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose *^
09/20 – Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel *
09/21 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary *
09/22 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge *
09/24 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room *
09/25 – Denver, CO – Larmier Lounge *
09/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court ^^
09/27 – Boise, ID – The Shredder ^^
09/28 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon (Funhouse) ^^
09/29 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre ^^
10/01 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk ^^
10/02 – Los Angeles, CA – Five Star Bar ^^
10/03 – Las Vegas, NV – American Legion Post 8 ^^
10/04 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red ^^
10/06 – Dallas, TX – Club DaDa ^^
10/07 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall ^^
10/08 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live ^^
10/09 – New Orleans, LA – Santos ^^
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade ^^
10/11 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 ^^
10/12 – Washington, DC – The Pinch ^^
10/13 – Amityville, NY – Revolution ^^

Venom Prison & Homewrecker (All Dates)
Call Of The Void (9/13-9/25) *
Joy (9/13-9/20) ^
Great American Ghost (9/26-10/13) ^^

More VENOM PRISON info: Venom Prison

LONG LIVE VENOM PRISON.

STONE.

HELLYEAH – A Celebration Of The Life Of Vinnie Paul – Tour Dates, Cities And Venues Listed!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From HELLYEAH facebook:

Please join us in celebrating the life of our Brother and Bandmate, with a very special event: HELLYEAH: A Celebration of the Life of Vinnie Paul this summer.

More band info: HELLYEAH

LONG LIVE HELLYEAH.

REST IN PEACE, VINNIE PAUL.

STONE.

SANCTUARY – North American Tour 2019 – Dates, Cities And Venues Listed!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From Sanctuary facebook:

It is with great pleasure that we can finally announce that Sanctuary are officially continuing on. This small string of US dates will serve as the starting point of many more things to come. To celebrate the deep history of the band and the connection the fans have with us, we will perform Refuge Denied in its entirety, along with other popular songs. Along for this journey, Ghost Ship Octavius will be joining us. 2019 will be an exciting year.

For Show Tickets and Merch (We have new sizes in on shirts) VIsit http://www.SanctuaryOfficial.com

More band info: Sanctuary

LONG LIVE SANCTUARY.

REST IN PEACE, WARREL DANE.

STONE.

SKANNERS – To Play Metal For Emergency Festival!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 18, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Italian Legendary Heavy Metallers SKANNERS are confirmed for Metal for Emergency Festival, taking place on August 4th in Bergamo, Italy! Free entrance. The festival will be headlined by ANTHRAX. Get more information here: http://www.metalforemergency.it

SKANNERS released their new album “Temptation” on April 26th in Europe via Self Distribuzione Milano and CODE 7 /Plastic Head UK for ALPHA OMEGA Records! The album is available for streaming and orders at:

Bandcamp: https://skanners.bandcamp.com/releases

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2No1bt9aP1PD9tsK0cNBY8?si=0_apHhgLT–sBySDNQa67g

Just recently SKANNERS unleashed a new video for the song “In Flammen 666”, taken from the band’s new album “Temptation”! Watch “In Flammen 666” video here:

Click here for the SKANNERS YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/W6S2p2JgtlM

Next SKANNERS shows:

July 11th-13th – In Flammen Open Air – Germany

August 4th – Metal For Evergecy Festival – Italy

More dates TBA.

Bolzano, Italy based heavy metal legends SKANNERS were formed in 1982. In 1986 they released the debut LP “Dirty Armada”, in Germany the band won widespread public approval and critical acclaim, becoming pioneers in the New Wave of Italian heavy metal. SKANNERS have shared stages with legends as DEEP PURPLE, IN FLAMES, SAVAGE, DARK FUNERAL, VADER, METAL CHURCH, GIRLSCHOOL, MOTORHEAD, HALLOWEEN, SAXON, MANOWAR, DIO, TWISTED SISTER and many others. SKANNERS’ latest, eighth album (CD/DVD) “Eins Zwei Drei Metal Party Live” came out in 2015 (dedicated to their former guitarist and founding member, Max Quinzio, who died in February of 2014). The band’s new album “Temptation” has been released in Europe on April 26th via Self Distribuzione Milano and CODE 7 /Plastic Head UK for ALPHA OMEGA Records!

More information at:

BAND: https://www.facebook.com/Skanners-319842227237 | http://www.skanners.it

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE SKANNERS.

STONE.

ENFORCED – WAR Records To Release “At The Walls” LP From Richmond Crossover Outfit; Tour Dates With Iron Reagan, Sacred Reich And Leeway Closing In

Posted in hardcore metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 2, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

WAR Records welcomes Richmond, Virginia-based crossover outfit ENFORCED to the label roster and is currently preparing the band’s At The Walls LP for summer release. With the album’s final details being sorted for pressing, the band is about to embark on a run of tour dates through the Northeastern US and into Canada supporting a vicious tour package with Sacred Reich, Iron Reagan, and Leeway.

Formed in 2016, ENFORCED picks up where Sepultura and Cro-Mags left off and infuses their own volatile, hardcore fury into the hardcore/thrash crossover sound of the late ’80s. Fronted by a voice that could only belong to that of a madman and unloading nonstop blazing riffs and pummeling breakdowns in every track, the band demolishes everything in their path, leaving a trail of smoldering wreckage and pure decimation anywhere they perform.

ENFORCED‘s impending At The Walls LP features a remixed and remastered version of the 2017 demo and their “Retaliation” promo, and introduces two brand new songs to the mix. All tracks were recorded by Bob Quirk and mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy, Candy). In addition, Dwid Hellion (Integrity, Psywarfare) provides guest vocals to the track “Skinned Alive” who also created the apocalyptic album artwork for the LP.

Expect nothing but total war on stage from ENFORCED as they explode into 2019; a must-hear for fans of classic crossover/thrash from Nuclear Assault, Demolition Hammer, and Devastation, as well as modern shredders Skeletal Remains, Foreseen, and War Hungry. Watch for the final details on ENFORCED‘s At The Walls LP to be issued in the days ahead for an early summer release through WAR Records.

In the meantime, check out a vicious ENFORCED live set from United Blood 2019 earlier this month RIGHT HERE or below:

ENFORCED is booking tour dates into the summer months surrounding the release of the LP. Beginning next week, they will be out on the road supporting Sacred Reich, Iron Reagan, and Leeway from May 9th through May 17th, with shows in Asbury Park, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Boston, Albany, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, and Toronto. ENFORCED tours home with shows in Philadelphia and Virginia Beach, followed by a hometown show supporting Accused AD on May 25th. Additional tour dates are to be expected through the coming months.

ENFORCED Tour Dates:

5/09/2019 House Of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ *

5/10/2019 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA *

5/11/2019 Metro – Baltimore, MD *

5/12/2019 Once Ballroom – Boston, MA *

5/13/2019 The Low Beat – Albany, NY

5/14/2019 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH *

5/15/2019 Reggies – Chicago, IL *

5/16/2019 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI *

5/17/2019 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON *

5/18/2019 Cousin Danny’s – Philadelphia, PA

5/19/2019 West Beach Tavern – Virginia Beach, VA

5/25/2019 Wonderland – Richmond, VA ^

* w/ Iron Reagan, Sacred Reich, Leeway

^ w/ Accused AD

ENFORCED:

Knox Colby – vocals

Will Wagstaff – lead guitar

Ethan Gensurowsky – bass

Zach Monahan – guitar

Alex Bishop – drums

More band & label info:

https://www.facebook.com/enforcedrva

https://enforced.bandcamp.com

http://www.war-rec.com

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE ENFORCED.

STONE.

AGE OF THE WOLF – Sign With Aural Music

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 24, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Costa Rican doom metal band AGE OF THE WOLF have signed with Aural Music to release their new album Ouroboric Trances on May 10 2019. The album will be made available on CD, vinyl and digital formats.

The band commented: “we are excited to sign with the ever-growing Italian label ‘Aural Music’. This is a big step for the band and the entire country, since this is the first band in it’s genre to be signed by an international label in Costa Rica, and now with the momentum, the band’s not planning on stopping anytime soon.”

More information will be available soon.

More band info:

https://www.facebook.com/ageofthewolf/

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE AGE OF THE WOLF.

STONE.

ULTHAR – Bay Area Death Trio Begins North American Tour; Trailer Posted

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 22, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Bay area death trio ULTHAR will kick off a brutalizing North American tour today in Oakland, California. The trek will make its way through nearly three-dozen cities, coming to a close May 24th in Santa Fe, New Mexico. See all confirmed dates below and view the tour trailer HERE.

Featuring within its ranks Shelby Lermo (Vastum, Extremity), Justin Ennis (Void Omnia, ex-Mutilation Rites, ex-Tombs), and Steve Peacock (Mastery, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis, Pale Chalice), ULTHAR is touring in support of their Cosmovore debut LP, released late last year via 20 Buck Spin. Cosmovore was engineered, recorded, and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Deathgrave) at Earhammer Studios, mastered by Justin Weis at Trackworx, and unleashes the feral urgency of dizzying, Absu-like black metal with the bludgeoning ferocity of classic death metal. Thematically heavy on weird, supernatural horror and a bizarre Rudimentary Peni surrealism, ULTHAR is a difficult to classify spectral entity.

Find ULTHAR’s Cosmovore on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital formats HERE or HERE.

ULTHAR Tour Dates:

3/22/2019 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA
3/23/2019 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
3/24/2019 Space – San Diego, CA
3/25/2019 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ
3/26/2019 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
3/27/2019 Neon Rose – El Paso, TX
3/28/2019 Lime Light – San Antonio, TX
3/29/2019 Wits End – Dallas, TX
3/30/2019 Lost Well – Austin, TX
3/31/2019 Poor Boys – New Orleans, LA
4/01/2019 Fire House – Birmingham, AL
4/02/2019 The Bakery – Atlanta, GA
4/03/2019 Radio Room – Greenville, SC
4/04/2019 Wonderland – Richmond, VA
4/05/2019 Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ
4/06/2019 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC
4/07/2019 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
4/08/2019 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
4/10/2019 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA
4/11/2019 (Johnson City) Avenue DIY – Binghamton, NY
4/12/2019 Genos – Portland, ME
4/13/2019 Turbohaus – Montreal, QC
4/14/2019 Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON
4/15/2019 Black Circle Brewing – Indianapolis, IN
4/16/2019 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
4/17/2019 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA
4/18/2019 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
4/19/2019 Subterranean – Chicago, IL
4/20/2019 NYDM Fest – Milwaukee, WI
4/21/2019 Hexagon – Minneapolis, MN
4/22/2019 Syntax – Denver, CO
4/23/2019 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO
4/24/2019 The Cave – Santa Fe, NM

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE ULTHAR.

STONE.

NOCTIFERIA – Announce Third Guest On Reforma Project, THE TRUE MAYHEM’s Attila!

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Slovenia’s legendary NOCTIFERIA are currently busy in the studio finishing recording their new album “Reforma – Tribute to LAIBACH”! Today the band announces the third guest on the album, THE TRUE MAYHEM‘s Csihar Attila. Read below the announcement:

“We are beyond honoured to let you know that legendary voice of black metal, The True Mayhem’s Csihar Attila joined Official David Vincent and Jørgen Munkeby on our Reforma project. Attila recorded main vocals for track ‘Tanz mit Laibach’ and it sounds extremely sacrilegious! It was an honour and dream come true for us to work with these three exceptional artists who exceeded our expectations in every way and did an amazing and professional job! Thank you all! More soon!”

As previously announced, NOCTIFERIA revealed two guests on “Reforma – Tribute to LAIBACH” album, being VLTIMAS‘ David Vincent (ex Morbid Angel) and (Norway’s) SHINING sax player Jørgen Munkeby!

Track List:
– Now You Will Pay (feat. David Vincent)
– Eurovision
– Das Spiel Ist Aus
– Smrt Za Smrt
– Tanz Mit Laibach
– No History
– Slovenska Akropola

More info will be revealed soon.

Next NOCTIFERIA shows w/ LIVEEVIL:
18/04/ Ostrava – Barrák music club
19/04/ Brno – favál
20/04/ Praha – Hells Bells Rockin’ Pub

Watch “The Falsifier” Official Video:

Ljubljana’s underground legends NOCTIFERIA, since the beginning (1997) have been spreading their unique style of the Slovenian Extreme Metal Movement. Few could predict what the band and its members would mean for the whole scene in the years to come. Today, just as it sometimes seems that the artists have drained all genres of originality and that all the new musical styles have already been discovered, here comes NOCTIFERIA, bringing something fresh, a style that is uniquely theirs.

More information at:
BAND: https://www.noctiferia.net | https://www.facebook.com/noctiferia/

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE NOCTIFERIA.

STONE.

%d bloggers like this: