Archive for Metal News

SEVEN NINES AND TENS’ “Over Opiated In A Forest Of Whispering Speakers” Out Now/Streaming

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 8, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Vancouver (BC) – Willowtip Records has released “Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers”, the new album from Seven Nines and Tens. Stream the album in its entirety at:

sevenninesandtens.bandcamp.com/album/over-opiated-in-a-forest-of-whispering-speakers

Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers still features the sounds on which the band made their name (Post Hardcore, Shoegaze, Progressive Rock, and Math Metal), but features some new stylistic touchstones, such as 70’s hard rock, classic rock, and more traditional metal styles. All in all, Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers aims to be one of the finest metal albums to be released in 2022 and a career highlight for the band.

Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers marks the first time that band founder/songwriter David Cotton wrote lyrics/sang vocals on a Seven Nines and Tens record. The band was never intended to be instrumental and the addition of vocals coupled with the tightest set of songs of their career seems to have elevated the band’s sound to another level. In writing the record the band performed live with a ton of acts including Minus the Bear, Alcest, Pinkish Black, Nothing, Elder, Astronoid, Royal Thunder, and many others. The new album marks the arrival of the Seven Nines and Tens sound.

Seven Nines and Tens’ third album, Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers, is the follow-up to their 2012 debut album Habitat 67, sophomore albumSet the Controls for the Heart of the Slums, and 2019 career-spanning cassette boxset Satisfy the Faction.

Purchase:
BC: sevenninesandtens.bandcamp.com/album/over-opiated-in-a-forest-of-whispering-speakers

Willowtip: https://tinyurl.com/2d82wmff

Track Listing:

1) Popular Delusions
2) Throwing Rocks at Mediocrity
3) Midnight Marauders
4) Let’s Enjoy the Aimless Days While We Can
5) Edutainment
6) Fight for your Right to Partial Relevance
7) Sunshine

Band Photo Credit: Milton Stille

Line-up:

David Cotton (Guitar/Vocals)
Maximillian Madrus (Bass)
Alexander Glassford (Drums)

sevenninesandtens.com

willowtip.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

THE FINAL SLEEP (ex-Arsis, ex-Burning Human) To Release “Vessels Of Grief” In February

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Troy (NY) – Melodic/Progressive Death Metal band THE FINAL SLEEP will release new album Vessels Of Grief on February 4.

New single “Screaming In Silence” is available now at: thefinalsleepny.bandcamp.com/track/screaming-in-silence-3

Drawing influence from bands such as Opeth, Edge of Sanity, Control Denied, Amorphis, and Mercyful Fate/King Diamond, THE FINAL SLEEP received favorable reviews for their 2017 debut I, and has shared the stage with many renowned metal acts, including Fates Warning, Sanctuary, At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room, Flotsam & Jetsam, Rivers Of Nihil, Intronaut, All That Remains, Katatonia, and Moonspell.

An album teaser video is available at: youtu.be/WjUnI6KXQ8Y or watch below!

Pre-order Vessels of Grief:

thefinalsleepny.bandcamp.com/album/vessels-of-grief

Track Listing:

  1. Screaming in Silence
  2. Until it Ends
  3. Pale Whisper
  4. Soul in Between
  5. Funeral Seed
  6. Eternal

Line-up:

Jeff Andrews (Fleshspoil, Scavengers, Hush) – Lead Vocals/Guitar

Kevin Maloney (ex-Withstand) – Guitar

Mike Stack (ex-Burning Human, ex-Dying Breed) – Guitar

Jay VanDervoort (Ice Queen, ex-Burning Human) – Bass

Mike Van Dyne (Fleshspoil, ex-Arsis) – Drums

thefinalsleepny.bandcamp.com
instagram.com/the_final_sleep
The Final Sleep YouTube

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE THE FINAL SLEEP.

TOM MCKAY – Announces New Album

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , on January 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

TOM MCKAY will unleash his new album Call To The Dæmon Sultan in February 2022. Delivering thundering metal instrumentation with ethereal orchestral soundscapes, the new album is a dynamic listening experience.

TOM comments: 

“I’ve been meaning to put together a collection of songs for some time, but up until now have never had enough material I was proud of to do so. Now, after a year of writing, recording and writing again, my debut EP has brought forth the heaviest songs I’ve ever written, both musically and emotionally. Allow me to take you on a deep dive into how I view the world and myself through 3 songs of teeth cutting vocals, playful riffs and melodies, and soaring orchestral work.

He awaits at the edge of time, for the Dæmon Sultan is benign, but ever present.”

Heavier than his previous releases, the new album delves into themes of idolism, isolation, mental illness, existentialism; with special guests NATHAN GROSS contributing orchestration on the title track, and LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT performing vocals on “The Benighted One”.

Album Credits:
Written/Programmed by: TOM MCKAY
Recorded by: TOM MCKAY
Mixed/Mastered: TOM MCKAY

Tracklist:
1. Call To The Dæmon Sultan (1:25)
2. Dishonoured King (5:25)
3. Faith In The Faceless (6:16)
4. The Benighted One (feat. LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT) (8:54)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tmckay715
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tmckay715/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8blX3YnHDG9e9_E9KjPK6g

Source: C Squared Music

Vancouver Trad-Metallers MAULE Premiere New Song: “Sword Woman”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Vancouver (BC) – New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal newcomers Maule have released a new song from their forthcoming debut album. “Sword Woman” is available to stream at: youtu.be/i9E0IYetTF4

Maule will release their self-titled, full-length debut album January 14, 2022 on Gates of Hell Records (a Cruz Del Sur Music sub-label). Pre-orders are available at the following links:

CD: https://tinyurl.com/2p8fhtx8
LP: https://tinyurl.com/4wdt5rws

A lyric video for opening track “Evil Eye” is available at: youtu.be/eB5noCcqIRM

Pure, aggressive traditional metal that captures the spirit of NWOBHM for the 21st century! On their self-titled album, Vancouver’s Maule reinvigorates the sounds of the early 1980s with a fresh, energetic twist, making it one of the year’s most exciting debuts!

More than four decades after its arrival, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) continues to inspire new musicians. Its first wave, of course, helped create thrash and laid the groundwork for the European and North American metal scenes that would take shape throughout the ensuing decade. And while Iron Maiden and Saxon emerged as the unabashed mainstays of the style, bands like Angel Witch, Blitzkrieg, Diamond Head and Tygers of Pan Tang established the core sonic tenants that now live on through bands a generation removed, including Vancouver, British Columbia’s Maule.

Formed in 2017 by rhythm guitarist/vocalist Jakob Weel and bassist Johnny Maule, Maule broke onto the scene in 2019 with their From Hell demo. The five-song offering made waves throughout the metal underground, showcasing a young band with a deft grasp on traditional metal. As it turns out, Johnny Maule and original lead guitarist Daniel Gottardo came from a classical and jazz music background, informing their unique sense of riffs, rhythms and songwriting arrangements. The momentum from the From Hell demo carried the band into 2020 when they began work on what became their eponymous debut, their first release for Gates of Hell Records.

Recorded in February 2020 at Little Red Sounds Studio with producer and engineer Michael Kraushaar, who previously manned the From Hell sessions, Maule’s self-titled debut is an nine-song realization of the band’s sound, stocked with thrash-inspired riffing, anthemic choruses, blazing leads and Weel’s sharp, biting vocal approach that capably handles aggressive and mid-tempo material. (Gottardo played all leads on the album, but has since been replaced by Justin Walker.)

Lyrically, Maule embraces the storytelling philosophy embraced throughout classic metal with tales of life and death, with additional nods to Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft. The album’s cover art was created by Dave Levi Holland and was based on a sketch from Johnny Maule.

Track Listing:

  1. Evil Eye
  2. Ritual
  3. Summoner
  4. Maule
  5. Red Sonya
  6. Sword Woman
  7. Father Time
  8. March of the Dead
  9. We Ride

Album Line-Up:
Jakob Weel – Vocals/guitars
Daniel Gottardo – Lead guitars
Johnny Maule – Bass
Eddie Riumin – Drums

Current Line-Up:
Jakob Weel – Vocals/guitars
Justin Walker – Lead guitars
Johnny Maule – Bass
Eddie Riumin – Drums

gatesofhellrecords.com

maule.bandcamp.com/releases

cruzdelsurmusic.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

NECROT – Bay Area Death Metal/Punk Trio To Release New Special Tape Edition Of Acclaimed Sophomore Full-Length “Mortal”

Posted in Metal, metal blade, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

783punx‘ ‘tape pizza boxset’ series continues and next in line will be a true gem of death metal: “Mortal” by Bay Area death metal/punk trio NECROT.

Recorded and originally released by Tankcrimes Records in 2020, the follow-up to the band’s critically adored “Blood Offerings” debut album is at once earth rupturing and memorable. Easily their most precise performance to date, “Mortal” foams at its mouth with destructive rhythms, intricate guitar leads, and guttural domination.

“Mortal” will soon be available in a 7 inch pizza box with all-over and under-the-lid artwork containing:

– cassette tape with special full-coverage UV on body print, packed in cardboard mailer with all-over artwork
– 2x 783punx sticker
– 2x Necrot sticker (Mortal & Sickle)
– A3 Necrot Sickle poster
– 8-pages booklet with all lyrics and info
– Necrot Demongram enamel metal pin
– Necrot Demongram backpatch

Limited to 166.6 hand-numbered copies

Release date: 28.01.2022

Watch an unboxing video at THIS LOCATION!

Copy number #1 goes on auction to support West Oakland Punks With Lunch – specifically requested by the band!

Punks with Lunch (PWL) is doing a lot of much-needed good. Starting as a small operation out of one person’s home, they have since expanded to a full-on warehouse for meal prep, a mobile outreach team, and a safe needle exchange program serving the homeless population of Oakland. The group provides basic necessities with a focus simply on “human kindness”.

More information can be found here: https://www.punkswithlunch.org/

PWL are currently raising money for a van to distribute food, necessities and faith in humanity even more widely!

We encourage you to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-pwl-get-a-van

Auction for copy number #1 is taking place on the 783punx Facebook – bids only in comments under original post! Auction starts 5/01/2022 and ends 16/01/2022 at 10GMT.

783punx – www.783punx.com

www.783punx.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE NECROT.

Danish Alternative Metal Quintet NORÐ Is Set To Release Their Debut Album – First Single And Video “Fear Reigns” Out Now!

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Promo pic by colorrain.dk

Danish alternative metal quintet NORÐ is set to release their debut album Machine Blood on March 4th 2022 via Inverse Records. The album is mixed and mastered by the magnificent Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Denmark (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Primal Fear, etc). The first single Fear Reigns is released today along with music video.

Watch Fear Reigns music video: https://youtu.be/3CJY2fnABfs

Single cover: Hollowed Graphix

Fear Reigns (single 2022) Composer: NORÐ lyrics: Niels Thybæk-Hansen

The band comments:“Fear Reigns is a track that means a lot to us. First of all it’s a killer riff and the verse has harmonic vibrations that would remind you of the Twin Peakstheme. The chorus begins with another bad ass groovy riff followed by a more atmospheric part that will speak to anyone who ever liked Deftones. The bridge is an epic melodic part with tight riffin’ and melancholic soundscapes.

The song has been with us for a long time and it still feels fucking awesome to play every time. The crowd also always has a good response to this track.

The lyrics talk about the cracks in the foundation of societies around the world. The ideal of a democracy based on trust is increasingly threatened by more simple means to power such as fear and repression. As the globalization have brought us closer together it has also drawn new battle lines between ideologies. Societies based on ancient traditions and belief collide with capitalistic societies based on the free will of the individual. Cohesiveness is threatened and protectionism becomes stronger.

So some really uplifting themes in that song 🙂 But seriously, we love this song and hope everyone will enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoy playing it.”

Line-up:
Vocals: Bjarne Matthiesen
Guitar: Niels Thybæk-Hansen
Guitar: Thomas Bøgh Jensen
Bass: Peter Littau
Drums: Rune Kolsbjerg Hansen

Album cover by: All Things Rotten

Tracklist:

  1. Prologue
  2. Left Behind
  3. Fear Reigns
  4. Depleted Soil
  5. The Swordsman
  6. The Run
  7. Endless Stream
  8. Seasons Erased
  9. Law of Jante
  10. Machine Blood
  11. Epilogue

Listen to Fear Reigns single on:

Youtube: https://youtu.be/3CJY2fnABfs
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3mYEZqJ
Bandcamp: https://nordmetal.bandcamp.com
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3eTNUFD
Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/albums/B09NDX6B5Q

Pre-order Machine Blood album on Bandcamp
Pre-save second single Seasons Erased on Spotify
Pre-save Machine Blood album on Spotify

LONG LIVE NORÐ.

HELL MACHINE Release Official Video for “Devil Spawn”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Australian Blackened Thrash Metal Duo HELL MACHINE have released the official video for “Devil Spawn,” a track from new album Relentless Aggression.

Check out the video at youtu.be/9_KCNt2xv58 or below:

HELL MACHINE released sophomore album Relentless Aggression on November 27. The beast is available to stream and/or purchase at the following link:

hellmachine.bandcamp.com/album/relentless-aggression

Arising from the red metal sands of Central Australia is HELL MACHINE. Equal parts Thrash and Black Metal, the deuce of Dave Hellrazor (Bass/Vocals) and Mal Machine (Drums) are a finely tuned weapon borne of searing desert heat and old-school heavy metal influence.

2018 saw the release of their first division of liturgies – Merciless Hate – before HELL MACHINE exploded onto stages, including cult underground festivals Blacken Open Air and Hell On The Bay. Congregations of crazed fans have been left wanting more ever since.

Now as 2021 closes, HELL MACHINEcome armed again with another sonic rampage in Relentless Aggression. Eighttracks expertly crafted and recorded at Pony Music in Melbourne. The new disc lays siege to the temples of hypocrisy, and night terrors to feeble happy clapping stooges. Upon closing, nothing is left but particles of the faithful.

2022 will see HELL MACHINE deploy their large-calibre assault at Steel Assassins 10 (Sydney) and Churches of Steel Festival (Adelaide). Forewarned is forearmed. Get ready to ride into the dust on power strokes of razor sharp riffs, relentless drumming and the sledgehammer attack ofthe one and only HELL MACHINE! This is the adrenaline charge that fans of blackened thrash need.

Track Listing:

  1. Devil Spawn
  2. She-Demon
  3. Burn In Hell
  4. God Is Nowhere
  5. Gates of Hell
  6. Lowlife
  7. Possession
  8. Hammer of Hate

Line-up:

Bass/Vocals: Dave Hellrazor
Drums/Vocals: Mal Machine

hellmachine.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/HellMachineAus

instagram.com/hellmachineofficial

Source: ClawHammer PR

STRIKER – US Tour Dates w/ Beast In Black, Seven Kingdoms + New Single / Music Video “Deathwish

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

April 07, 2022 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
April 08, 2022 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
April 09, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 11, 2022 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
April 12, 2022 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
April 14, 2022 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
April 15, 2022 – Anaheim, CA – The Parish
April 16, 2022 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Atrium at Catalyst
April 18, 2022 – Portland, OR – Hawthorn Theatre
April 19, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
April 20, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
April 22, 2022 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
April 23, 2022 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
April 25, 2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
April 26, 2022 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
April 27, 2022 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
April 29, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fine Line *
April 30, 2022 – Joliet, IL – The Forge *
May 01, 2022 – Cleveland – Ballroom *
May 02, 2022 – Detroit, MI – El Club *

* = No Seven Kingdoms on show date

Deathwish – Music Video – https://youtu.be/98V8CchlEVM

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3nd6zju

Source: Asher Media Relations

LONG LIVE STRIKER.

DARKNESS EVERYWHERE – Bay Area Melodic Death Act With Members Of Light This City, Crepuscle And More To Release Debut EP Via Creator-Destructor Records; “Reign Of Chaos” Now Playing

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

photo by Michelle Nisbet

Creator-Destructor Records presents Oakland, California-based melodic death metal band DARKNESS EVERYWHERE. The new act has completed production on their debut EP, The Seventh Circle, set for release in late February, today unleashing the lead single, “Reign Of Chaos,” alongside the cover art and more.

DARKNESS EVERYWHERE unites vocalist/guitarist/drummer Ben Murray, guitarist Cameron Stucky, and renowned producer engineer Zack Ohren on bass. The band formed in late 2020 with the goal of writing songs heavily influenced by the classic mid-1990s Swedish melodic death metal sound. This isn’t the individual members’ first round around the block when it comes to melodic death metal, as Murray is a founding member of Bay Area band Light This City, and Stucky is a member of symphonic melodic metal act, Crepuscle. Ohren recorded and produced all of Light This City’s albums throughout the past twenty years and continues to be one of the leading metal producers in the industry, having worked with Machine Head, All Shall Perish, and many more.

The glory years of early In Flames, At the Gates, and Dark Tranquillity are what largely inform the sound and aesthetic of DARKNESS EVERYWHERE. The core of the band is built on the feel of those legendary records, while offering a refreshing take on the no frills melodic death metal sound akin to the output of modern outfits Darkest Hour, The Haunted, and God Forbid. The band wastes no time in getting to the point of melodic death metal riffing and driving, thrashing tempos.

The Seventh Circle refers to the Dante’s Seventh Layer Of Hell, where acts of violence in life are punished in death. The endless torture inflicted upon human souls for their past sins of hatred is an all-consuming reality in the lyrical themes of the seven songs that comprise DARKNESS EVERYWHERE’s debut EP. The record was recorded in late 2020 at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, engineered and produced by Zack Ohren, and completed with cover artwork by Samuel Nelson. Additionally, The Seventh Circle features guest vocals from Laura Nichol (Light This City) on “Survival Of The Sun,” John Henry (Darkest Hour) on “The Grand Impact,” and X on “The Seventh Circle.”

The lead single from DARKNESS EVERYWHERE and The Seventh Circle, “Reign Of Chaos,” is now playing at all digital streaming services including YouTube HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

The Seventh Circle will see digital release on February 25th through Creator-Destructor – the label owned and operated by the band’s Ben Murray – with a vinyl version to follow shortly after. Find digital preorders at Bandcamp HERE.

Watch for vinyl/merch details and preorders to post alongside additional audio previews, videos, and more from the album over the weeks ahead.

The Seventh Circle Track Listing:

  1. Apocalyptic Nightmares
  2. Darkness Everywhere
  3. The Grand Impact
  4. Lost Dimensions
  5. Reign Of Chaos
  6. Survival Of The Sun
  7. The Seventh Circle

DARKNESS EVERYWHERE:
Ben Murray – guitar/drums/vocals
Cameron Stucky – guitar
Zack Ohren – bass

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.creator-destructor.com

LONG LIVE DARKNESS EVERYWHERE.

Black Metal Project TORII Releases Self-TItled Album

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The new, self-titled album from apocalyptic black/death metal project TORII is out now on CD and digital formats.

The new album sees TORII return after three years of silence, having reverted back to its original form as a solo project. With Torii, Masino continues the journey into the depths of post-metal and death/doom with a stronger focus on atmosphere. Torii released on December 17.

Purchase Torii at this location.
Stream Torii on Spotify at this location.

Track Listing:
1) The Second Renaissance
2) Synthetic Dust
3) Persephone
4) Eurydice
5) Grey Expanse
6) Void
7) Inertia
8) Torii

Though black and death metal are core elements, the basic description doesn’t quite capture the breadth of the music, colored as it is with post-metal grays and streaks of doom. TORII has created yet another masterwork of oppressive darkness and an intensity that burns continually. Artwork, lyrics, vocals, instruments, and programming on Torii were all done by Bill Masino.

Source: ClawHammer PR

Follow TORII:

Spotify

Bandcamp

Instagram

Ingrian Backgrounded Industrial Artist Aleksander Susi Releases New Single In Russian Language

Posted in industrial metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , on January 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo: Aleksander Susi

Aleksander Susi (a.k.a. Aleksi Susi, i.a. ex-2wolves, ex-Scent of Flesh, Alexanred) has released his newest single and for the first time in Russian language. He has Ingrian background and in 1990, as a child, moved from Russia to Finland with his parents.

For years he has been active as a solo-artist nowadays, releasing regularly his Industrial Metal influenced music.

The latest song “Он не такой”, simply translated as “He is different”, is about a young man, a free soul, who goes his own path in his life.

Source: Inverse Records

Listen to “Он не такой”:

Spotify https://spoti.fi/3JbFO90

Youtube: https://youtu.be/ftswWy8z_o8

Bandcamp https://aleksandersusi.bandcamp.com/

APOLINARA – Release New Single “Shadows And Signs”

Posted in gothic metal, Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 1, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Symphonic gothic metal artist APOLINARA offers the haunting new single “Shadows and Signs”. Raised in Ukraine and now based in the USA, APOLINARA draws inspiration from her travels and delivers a powerful message about facing the endless fight with inner demons.

APOLINARA comments: “I feel nervous but happy to release a new single “Shadows and Signs”. It’s an important first step of taking a listener on a journey to my upcoming debut album that will be released under the same name Shadows and Signs”.

The new release delivers ethereal vocals soaring above heavy driving instrumentation, while intricate orchestral melodies weave among the distorted guitars elevating the sound. “Shadows and Signs” is a tantalising taste of what is to come from APOLINARA.

Listen: https://open.spotify.com/track/0hGKvuU4wwrHw26BqwaqSm?si=635a76af8d5341f3

Links:
Website – https://www.apolinara.com/

Bandcamp – https://apolinara.bandcamp.com/
Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/apolinara

Apolinara – lyrics, music, arrangements, lead and back vocals
Alexander Kasiarum – drums
Vyacheslav Khabarov – lead, rhythm and bass guitars
Tatyana Krasavina – cello
Julia Polishchuk – violin
Brien Engel – glass harp (Slowly acoustic version) – https://www.glassharp.org/
Fabian Morales – growls (PARALYZED SUN, SILENT POETRY)
 

Produced by Max Morton (JINJER, IGNEA, BARE INFINITY, MORTON, NIMEA)

Source: C Squared Music

INGESTED – To Kick Off US Tour With Fit For An Autopsy

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 1, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Tina K)

UK death metal behemoths and recent Metal Blade Records signees, INGESTED, will kick off 2022 supporting Fit For An Autopsy on an extensive US Winter tour. The journey begins January 5th in Columbus, Ohio and winds through nearly three dozen cities, coming to a close on February 12th in New York City. Additional support will be provided by Enterprise Earth, Signs Of The Swarm, and Great American Ghost. See all confirmed dates below.

INGESTED w/ Fit For An Autopsy, Enterprise Earth, Signs Of The Swarm, Great American Ghost:

1/05/2022 Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
1/06/2022 The Sanctuary– Hamtramck, MI
1/07/2022 Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
1/08/2022 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
1/09/2022 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA
1/10/2022 The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NC
1/11/2022 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
1/12/2022 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
1/14/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR
1/15/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
1/17/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA
1/18/2022 The Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA
1/19/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
1/20/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
1/22/2022 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
1/24/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
1/25/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
1/26/2022 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
1/27/2022 Oklahoma City Limits – Oklahoma City
1/28/2022 Growlers – Memphis, TN
1/29/2022 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
1/30/2022 The Basement East – Nashville, TN
2/01/2022 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
2/02/2022 Respectables – West Palm Beach, FL
2/03/2022 The Haven – Winterpark, FL
2/04/2022 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/05/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
2/07/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
2/08/2022 Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
2/09/2022 The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
2/10/2022 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
2/11/2022 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
2/12/2022 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

INGESTED was founded in 2006 in Manchester, England and has since toured extensively with Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Carnifex, Revocation, and more. The band earned Billboard chart entries in 2018 with their album The Level Above Human, including #35 Independent Albums, #16 Hard Rock Albums, and #135 on the Top 200.

The band saw chart action again with their 2020 release Where Only Gods May Tread including #4 Current Hard Music Albums, #10 Top New Artist Albums, #139 Billboard Top Albums, #15 on the UK Rock & Metal Albums, and #50 UK Independent Albums chart. With an already extensive release and touring history, INGESTED are eagerly anticipating an exciting new era as part of the Metal Blade Records roster.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.ingested.co.uk

http://www.instagram.com/ingested

CELTIC HILLS – Reveal Tracklisting And Artwork Story Of Upcoming Album “Huldufólk”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

“Huldufólk” is the new album by Italian legendary Speed/thrash metallers CELTIC HILLS, the band continues to tell and describe their land, but the intention of this new work is to walk the road in a different way! “Huldufólk” is coming out in 2022 via Elevate Records.

Band’s singer and guitarist Jonathan Vanderbilt reveals on the album cover artwork:

“The cover was again entrusted to Sheila Franco with the input of drawing a brighter cover, with the predominant green between the green that characterizes the MATRIX movie and the green of uncontaminated nature. A record in the balance between the enchanted world of legends, heroic deeds performed by people who wanted a better world. A record that looks to the past, projecting itself into a future to be built. A passing disc that wants to take past history with it to go further …to draw.”

The tracklisting reads the following:
1 – The Secret of the Grail
2 – Metal Message
3 – After The Eartquake
4 – Hidden Folk
5 – Green Forest
6 – Gate Of Hollow Earth
7 – Living Out Of The Egg
8 – The Sound Of Earth
9 – The Hammer Of Thor
10 – Villacher Kirktag
Bonus track
Words In Out (remix 2022)
Living Out Of The Egg sung by Simone Cescutti

Photo-edit by Pino Magliani

The drummer Simone Cescutti after this job leaves the band to pursue a career as a singer and guitarist with his own band! So, to greet his fans, he sings a song called “Living out of the Egg”. The other texts dedicated to the history of Friuli are “After the Earthquake” which speaks of the strength and courage of the Friulian people in rebuilding the territory devastated by the earthquake of 6 May 1976. “The Gate of Hollow Earth” tells of the legends of the mountains behind the city of Pordenone where there would be a secret entrance to the hollow earth.

The album ends with the track “Villacher Kirktag” which tells of the Beer Festival in the city of Villach in Austria where every first Saturday of August Friulian boys go to party getting drunk and harassing beautiful Austrian girls! The text is sung in English with “notations” in Friulian and Austrian.

The album was produced also this time by Michele Guaitoli singer of Temperance and Vision of Atlantis in the studios of the Groove Factory in Udine and for the realization of the cover again the talented Sheila Franco.

Just recently was announced the guest guitarist, Gabriele Pala (Karnak, Azure Agony, Goldenseed), playing two solos in the album for the songs ‘Green Forest’ and ‘Gate of Hollow Earth’. In addition to being a very good guitarist, Gabriele is an expert connoisseur of Chapman Stick, an instrument played with the tapping technique.

Earlier Jonathan revealed on “Huldufólk”:
“Again this time we will talk about Friuli, and the theory is at work that the location of the American Air Force Base Aviano is used to control an ancient access to the underground world, which has been used by the pagan gods since ancient times. The magical rites of the inhabitants of the mountains and the places where elves, fairies and gnomes once lived among the people are revealed. There are already definitive titles such as The Sound of the Earth in F sharp minor. A text tells how you can use the beneficial energy of the trees at dawn to strengthen your energies, but there will be no lack of historical events that accompany every CELTIC HILLS album.”

2021 was a very positive year for CELTIC HILLS! The reviews of the ‘Mystai Keltoy’ album have been many, published on the major world newspapers and all with an average rating of around 9.

Order the album here: http://smarturl.it/zr31wj
Stream the album on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/5pPqQTeqqhudestuaOr8KC

Source: Split Screen Management

LONG LIVE CELTIC HILLS.

HELLBORE – Announce New Album “Panopticon”

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on December 28, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

HELLBORE, the death metal outfit striding both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, have announced their upcoming sophomore album Panopticon. Releasing in March 2022, the new record sees influences from a variety of modern death metal subgenres including technical death metal, progressive death metal, and deathcore.

“This album is a big step for us, and we are really excited for people to hear what we have put together. This has been a difficult couple of years for many people. “Panopticon” takes aim at many of these struggles, and we hope it can provide a degree of catharsis. We hope you enjoy your time listening to it as much as we enjoyed creating it.”

More information to follow soon.

HELLBORE:
Charlie Munro, based in the UK, all guitars, bass, mixing and production
Chris Whitby, based in New York, vocals

Links:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HellboreMetal

Bandcamp https://hellboremetal.bandcamp.com/album/holy-sadist

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE HELLBORE.

DYING LIGHT – To Release “Far From Life” On CD

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on December 27, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

After a successful digital release, New Jersey melodic metal band DYING LIGHT will unleash their album Far From Life on CD on January 28, 2022.

Far From Life features 10 original songs by DYING LIGHT and 1 original song, “Mercy”, by Michael Ferentino. “The Cycle” kicks off the album and sets the tone of the project with powerful driving rhythms and epic harmonies. While The title track sees a thundering breakdown ensue amidst intricate guitar leads and a dark, dissonant chorus. The album explores a myriad of tempo changes and moods highlighting the diversity of creativity that DYING LIGHT offers. Drawing influences predominantly from music of the 1980s and ‘90s, and modernising with their own distinctive twist, Far From Life is a dynamic mix of heavy styles.

Far From Life is a powerful record delivering heavy elements with soaring melodies. It’s a display of DYING LIGHT’s passion for music aptly fusing complementary styles. Bursting with energy and a charismatic sound, Far From Life is sure to appeal to metal fans.

Social media links:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dyinglightnj
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dyinglightnj/?hl=en

Line-Up:
Jeff Ross – Vocals
Jim Haldenwang – Guitar
Doug Edwards – Guitar
Chris Fritz – Bass and harmonies
Shaun Dilliplane – Drums

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DYING LIGHT.

MESHUGGAH Reschedules 2022 US Headlining Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 27, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Swedish metal titans MESHUGGAH have been forced to postpone their US headlining tour to the Fall of 2022.

In an official statement, the band notes, “We regret to inform that MESHUGGAH will have to reschedule their US headlining tour, originally planned for early 2022, to September/October 2022. While the ongoing pandemic has been throwing various curve balls on us all the past year, ultimately delaying the completion of the upcoming MESHUGGAH studio album – there are other concerns that have forced us to make this unfortunate decision. Determining factor is the need to prioritize the physical health of one of the band members who is currently undergoing medical treatment related to a skin condition on his hands, hindering him from rehearsals and from all in all playing his instrument. While we are optimistic for his future recovery, we know it will not be possible for him and the band to be ready to perform already in February 2022.

“With these shows now moving, Converge will unfortunately no longer be able to do the tour. However, we are grateful that Torche will still be performing with us. Another special guest to replace Converge and to complete the bill is to be announced.”

Tickets for the original dates remain valid; please contact your ticket provider with any inquiries.

MESHUGGAH w/ Torche, TBA
9/16/2022 Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/17/2022 Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
9/18/2022 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
9/20/2022 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
9/24/2022 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
9/25/2022 Express Live – Columbus, OH
9/27/2022 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
9/28/2022 Royal Oak Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/29/2022 Radius – Chicago, IL
9/30/2022 Myth Live – Minneapolis, MI
10/02/2022 Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
10/04/2022 The Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
10/08/2022 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
10/09/2022 Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
10/10/2022 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
10/12/2022 The Factory In Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX
10/13/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/15/2022 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
10/16/2022 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA

http://www.meshuggah.net

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MESHUGGAH.

SCARECROW Announce Live Gigs For January!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 26, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

The Bay Area Thrash band SCARECROW will be doing their first performances in over a decade on Jan 8th at Eli’s in Oakland and Jan 9th at the Bottom of the hill in San Francisco! If you’re in the area, don’t miss it!

Scarecrow shirts, cassettes and vinyl:

Grab the band’s comeback EP and a shirt from us here!

Stream it here!

LONG LIVE SCARECROW.

CRYSTAL BALL – Release New Single “You Lit My Fire” – New Studio Album Releases On January 28, 2022

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Swiss melodic metal / hard rock outfit CRYSTAL BALL are going to release their new studio album “CRYSTERIA” on January 28, 2022 via Massacre Records!

Crystal Ball have released their brand new single “You Lit My Fire” and the accompanying official video that’s available on https://youtu.be/Vz5Rq8u7ii4

You can check out the lyric video for the previous single “I Am Rock” on https://youtu.be/SR4XL6Khw4k

The band’s 11th album will be available as a CD Digipak with exclusive bonus tracks, a limited edition box set as well as in digital formats – you can already pre-order it here » https://lnk.to/crysteria

The “CRYSTERIA” box set will include the album’s CD Digipak, a flag, a patch as well as a hand-signed autograph card. A strictly limited vinyl LP edition is planned as well, the release date will be announced soon.

CRYSTAL BALL took its time during the pandemic-related break to write lots of new material, so they could choose from over 30 Songs for the “CRYSTERIA” album.

Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, MSG) joins the band as a guest vocalist on the song “Call Of The Wild”, and CRYSTAL BALL’s longtime friends and label mates JADED HEART join them for a band duet on the song “Crystal Heart”.

CRYSTAL BALL’s new guitar player Peter Berger also contributed many songs and ideas to this album. He was a very refreshing and motivating input.

“CRYSTERIA” was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann, who also contributed additional lead guitars to four songs on the album.

TRACK LISTING:

  1. What Part Of No
  2. You Lit My Fire
  3. Call Of The Wild (Feat. Ronnie Romero)
  4. I Am Rock
  5. Undying
  6. Crysteria
  7. Make My Day
  8. No Limits
  9. Draw The Line
  10. Loins On Fire
  11. Sole Conviction
  12. Crystal Heart (Feat. Jaded Heart) (Bonus Track)
  13. Till You Meet Again (Bonus Track)

Source: Massacre Records

LONG LIVE CRYSTAL BALL.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

U.D.O. Inks Deal With Atomic Fire Records – Announces Special Album Release For Spring 2022

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on December 23, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

L-R: Florian Milz (Atomic Fire Records CEO), Udo Dirkschneider, Markus Wosgien (Atomic Fire Records CEO), Frank Süpfle (ITM Agency) – Photo by Thomas “Zwini” Zwirner

German heavy metal icon Udo Dirkschneider will turn 70 years old on April 6th, 2022. Born in Wuppertal during the post-war period, when heavy metal hadn’t even been envisioned, he is the constant among the German metal scene and one of the decisive characters who helped shape the genre so significantly over the course of about five decades. Originally becoming world-famous as a founding member of Accept, Dirkschneider continues to steadily expand upon his international successes with his U.D.O. and Dirkschneider outfits, remaining true to himself every step of the way. Deciding it’s time for another change in his career, today, U.D.O.announces his official signing to Atomic Fire Records.

Udo states: “As a globally active artist, it is very important for me to work with our respective partners in a trusting and highly professional way since large parts of our careers depend directly on their work. A friendly relationship and fun in day-to-day cooperation are just as important. With my U.D.O. and Dirkschneider bands, I have always paid attention to long-term partnerships, which really did not make the decision to change labels again after nearly twenty years of cooperation with AFM Records easy for me. I would like to specifically thank Jochen Richert and his team once again for the very trusting and personal cooperation over the last two decades!”

“But when the opportunity arose to follow a fresh path with the newly founded Atomic Fire Records label and experience new inspirations, I seized it immediately and won’t let go. The opportunity to work with a nationally and internationally experienced and successful team consisting of friends and years-long companions was too tempting. The team and the concept as well as Atomic Fire Records’ professional setup worldwide has convinced me completely and I look very optimistically and happily toward the future and a cooperation with Markus Wosgien, Markus Staiger, and Florian Milz and their team.”

(Photo by Tim Tronckoe)

Atomic Fire Records CEO Markus Wosgien says: “I was nine years old when I listened to a real metal song for the very first time – a live version of ‘Metal Heart’ – and it hooked me immediately. On that day, heavy metal became the center of my life. I started spending my whole pocket money for Accept’s records before I also discovered other groups. Accept were the ultimate band and the definition of heavy metal – it just had to sound like this. I was working with U.D.O.in support of their Mastercutor album during my time at AFM Records, but I even had the chance of cooperating with Accept for four full-lengths after their reunion in 2009. To welcome Udo Dirkschneider to Atomic Fire Records is a kind of a knightly accolade for us. He’s an icon and an old hand of metal who still has a lot to say. We’re pleased to release an outstanding album around his 70th birthday and can’t wait for all those U.D.O. hits that are yet to come.”

Further details on what’s behind Udo Dirkschneider’s upcoming opus will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

U.D.O.:
Udo Dirkschneider – vocals
Andrey Smirnov – guitar
Sven Dirkschneider – drums
Fabian Dee Dammers – guitar
Tilen Hudrap – bass

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.udo-online.com

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

LONG LIVE U.D.O.

%d bloggers like this: