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ONSLAUGHT – The Wait Is Over! Official Single And Video “A Perfect Day To Die” Is Released!

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

On March 8th at 13:00 cet, the UK Thrash Legends ONSLAUGHT unleashed to the masses their first single and video “A Perfect Day To Die” from the upcoming album, coming out via AFM Records! Watch and enjoy the video here:

The video got its exclusive worldwide premiering on the recent 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019 Cruise (on January 31 – February 4, 2019).

Next ONSLAUGHT show:
May 24 – Pitfest 2019 – Drenthe, Netherlands
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/445938119196146

More shows TBA.

UK Thrash legends ONSLAUGHT are one of the most explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80’s (Power From Hell / The Force / In Search of Sanity), the band marked it’s path to become a major influence for many Metal generations to follow. Since reforming in 2005, the band have performed countless shows / tours all across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the scene today, with crushing performances at Wacken / Bang Your Head / Thrash Domination / 70000 Tons of Metal / Hammersonic / Hellfest / Brutal Assault & Bloodstock Festivals to name just a few..!!

With four critically acclaimed album releases in 2007 / 2009 / 2011 & 2013 (Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI) and with the back catalog being released no fewer than 3 times ONSLAUGHT stands as one of the most respected acts in the Metal scene today. 2017, the band hit South and Central America, Mexico and once again Europe. One of the highlights of the year however was breaking new ground as the first legitimate international thrash metal band ever to play in the Lebanon. With a new album now well underway the ONSLAUGHT continues, as relentless and hungry as ever!

Source: Alpah Omega Management

LONG LIVE ONSLAUGHT.

STONE.

ARTWORK FOR THE BLIND (Death/Thrash Metal) Release New Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 9, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Kentucky metallers Artwork for the Blind released a video for their track “Shoot The Moon (El Roacho)” off sophomore album II earlier this week.  The jarring political statement showcases the band’s psychedelic approach to the groove and death subgenres.

Guitarist Sol. E. Williams says of this new offering, “The new vid… Watch the details.”

Witness those details here:

About Artwork For the Blind:

In 2012, Artwork for the Blind began with an original line up of Chris Brackett (Guitarist), Sean Coy Curry (Vocalist), Mike Hoehn (Bassist), and Larry Myers (Drummer). The quartet soon began writing their first set of songs and gigging around the Louisville area. In 2014, the group released their self-produced, self-titled album to much praise in the Louisville local metal scene. Then in 2015, the group started writing and recording their second self-produced album, II.

Soon after II was released, guitarist Chris Brackett decided to bow out of the group citing health issues. The group had been recording at Louisville guitarist Sol. E. Williams house, so it was only natural that Sol. be asked to take Brackett’s place on guitar.  Almost immediately, the band began to extend its range throughout the Midwest.

Soon after joining, Sol. began writing material for a new EP.  In the summer of 2017, Artwork began recording for another self produced release. In August of 2018, the group made their third release, the 5-song EP titled A Dying Breed and the Living Proof to much acclaim in their growing following.

Currently the group is writing and recording material for a fourth release with singles expecting to be cut as the album progresses. Furthermore they expect to be scheduling shows throughout the Midwest this summer and releasing videos in support of the last summer EP.

Connect with Artwork for the Blind

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE ARTWORK FOR THE BLIND.

STONE.

RAGNHILD – Release A New Intense Music Video For The Track – ‘Under The Red Sky’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 7, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Ragnhild play a very distinct style of Death Metal fusing element of Melodies and Viking Metal and offer a very unique sound that defines their brand. Their new album ‘Tavern Tales’ is slated for a March release. The first track of the album – ‘Under the Red Sky’ speaks of a powerful theme and is complimented by a strong video that holds true to the nature of the song; perhaps, that’s the speciality of it.

Commenting about the song, the guitarist Shardul comments “The Songs in the album have been composed with the general idea of how Melodic Death Metal comprising of Nordic/ Celtic melodies when mixed with heavier riffs and vocals sound. The lyrics that we wrote are basically out of our own imagination of various incidents that took place in our history. ‘Under the Red Sky’ is written with similar ideas. The lyrics talk about a fleet of soldiers that were betrayed by one of our own and by the grace of the gods, they found out about the ambush that awaits”.

Listen to the band’s latest track ‘Under the Red Sky’ below:

‘Tavern Tales’ – Track List:

Battle on My Grave

A Viking Mosh

We Will March

Glory of our mighty king

Under The Red Sky

Stronghold

Ragnhild

Tavern Tales (title track)

Death of a warrior

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Connect with the band-
Facebook | Instagram

Source: Proximity Music Managament

LONG LIVE RAGNHILD.

STONE.

OMENFILTH: Philippines Based Black Metal Practitioners To Release Devourer Of The Seven Moons Full-Length Via Eternal Death This April; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 6, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Philippines-based black metal practitioners OMENFILTH will release their third full length, Devourer Of The Seven Moons, on April 12th via Eternal Death.

Following the path of traditional black metal rather than the war metal influences often associated with their place of origin, Devourer Of The Seven Moons showcases the strengths of the band — eerie melodies (“The Embrace Of Solitude”), headbanging fury (“Summon The Beast Of Damnation,” “Seared By The Flames Of Bawo”), and violent upsurges (“Bakuana Ex Inferis”). Appealing more to fans of bands like Varathron or Darkthrone than Blasphemy or Von, Devourer Of The Seven Moons shows that Southeast Asian black metal is more than just sleazy goatworship and miniguns. Following the lyrical themes of the album, the artwork of Dave Fogg is based on the ancient Filipino mythological entity Bakunawa aka “The Devourer Of The Seven Moons.”

Stream / Share OMENFILTH’s “The Embrace Of Solitude” At THIS LOCATION

In advance of its official unveiling, OMENFILTH offers third track, “The Embrace Of Solitude,” for public consumption noting, “This song is a bit more melodic than anything we have previously written – it was put together by guitarist Von Necroticus when he was suffering from a depression and that comes through in the material. In a weird way, it reminds us of old Moonspell. This release is a definitive step in our career and we all think it is very strong album.”

Hear “The Embrace Of Solitude” below:

OMENFILTH‘s Devourer Of The Seven Moons will be released on CD, cassette, and digital formats. The ten-track offering includes three bonus tracks: a cover of Vulcano’s “Bloody Vengeance” and live recordings of “Equinox Of Evil” and “Fading Embers Of A Dying Era,” both from the band’s 2016 Opus Sanguinarium offering. For preorders, visit the Eternal Death Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.

Devourer Of The Seven Moons – Track Listing:

  1. The Dictate Of Morbid Hegemony
  2. Summon The Beast Of Damnation
  3. The Embrace Of Solitude
  4. Devourer Of The Seven Moons
  5. Bakunaua Ex Inferis
  6. Seared By The Flames Of Bawo
  7. Negare Omnis Vitas
  8. Bloody Vengeance (Vulcano Cover)
  9. Equinox Of Evil (Live)
  10. Fading Embers Of A Dying Era (Live)

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Source: Earsplit PR

More info:

http://www.facebook.com/Omenfilth

http://www.facebook.com/eternaldeathUSA

LONG LIVE OMENFILTH.

STONE.

WAR CURSE SIGN WITH SVART RECORDS

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Ohio thrashers WAR CURSE are pleased to announce that they have signed with influential European label SVART RECORDS to release their debut full-length album, Eradication. The album will be released on CD, digital and vinyl on May 10th, 2019.

The band commented: 

Eradication is the culmination of the tireless effort and improvements we’ve made as a band since the release of Final Days in 2015. We couldn’t be more excited to enter the next chapter of our musical careers and to show everyone the new and refined War Curse. It’s with great pleasure that we have partnered with Svart Records to release Eradication into the world later this year. We believe that they share our vision and values, allowing us to deliver an uncompromised product that is uniquely and genuinely our creation.”

About War Curse:

Forged in tradition and unconcerned with industry trends, War Curse walks a path blazed by thrash metal titans of yesteryear while creating a distinct imprint of their own. High energy shows across the map garnered War Curse the reputation of being a must see live act, captivating fans young and old with their thoughtfully written, no holds barred brand of metal. The band’s true to roots Bay Area sound has resonated with crowds and media alike, giving War Curse the ability to transcend genre lines and appeal to everyone from diehards to casuals. Simply put, War Curse is a sleeping giant ready to emerge as the next torchbearers.

War Curse:

Blaine Gordon – vocals
Justin Roth – guitar
Joshua Murphy – guitar
James Goetz – drums
Jason Vie Brooks – bass

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE WAR CURSE.

STONE.

MEGADETH – ‘The World Needs A Hero’ And ‘The System Has Failed’ Reissues Landing On February 15th, 2019

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From MEGADETH newsletter:

On February 15, 2019, we will reissue The System Has Failed and The World Needs a Hero on CD, vinyl and digital platforms. You can pre-order both albums now at smarturl.it/MegadethStore

MEGADETH‘s ninth studio album, The World Needs a Hero was originally released in May 2001 and was critically acclaimed as a return to a heavier musical direction for the band. It charted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 and received positive reviews across the music press.

The World Needs A Hero – Track Listing:

01. Disconnect
02. The World Needs a Hero
03. Moto Psycho
04. 1000 Times Goodbye
05. Burning Bridges
06. Promises
07. Recipe For Hate… Warhorse
08. Losing My Senses
09. Dread and the Fugitive Mind
10. Silent Scorn
11. Return to Hangar
12. When
13. Coming Home (CD Bonus Track)

* The full album has been newly remastered by Ted Jensen (GUNS N’ ROSES, MASTODON, MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM).

* Includes rare live bonus track “Coming Home” on the CD and digital versions.

* First time ever on vinyl in North America.

* CD has been out of print for five years.

MEGADETH‘s tenth studio album, The System Has Failed was originally released in September 2004. Following the direction set by its predecessor, The World Needs A Hero, it headed further into the bands thrashier past and was a hit amongst fans and critics alike. Debuting at No. 18 on the Billboard chart, the album received positive reviews across the board stating it as vital and solid.

The System Has Failed – Track Listing

01. Blackmail the Universe
02. Die Dead Enough
03. Kick the Chair
04. The Scorpion
05. Tears in a Vial
06. I Know Jack
07. Back in the Day
08. Something That I’m Not
09. Truth Be Told
10. Of Mice and Men
11. Shadow of Deth
12. My Kingdom
13. Time / Use the Man (Live) (CD Bonus Track)
14. The Conjuring (Live) (CD Bonus Track)

* The full album has been newly remastered by Ted Jensen (GUNS N’ ROSESMASTODONMACHINE HEADTRIVIUM).

* Includes rare live bonus tracks Time/Use the Man and The Conjuring on the CD and digital versions.

* First time ever on vinyl in North America.

* CD has been out of print for five years.

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

STONE.

HATEBREED – Announces 25 Year Anniversary Tour Dates For April 2019!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on December 10, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From Hatebreed facebook:

25 Years of Hatebreed Tour Announcement!!

We are going to celebrate 25 years of Hatebreed in 2019 & we are bringing some of our favorite bands with us!

Ticket info: http://hatebreed.com/tour

HATEBREED 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:
Featuring: Obituary, Cro-Mags, Terror + Fit For An Autopsy

3/07 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues*
4/04 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall**
4/05 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
4/06 — Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall
4/08 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
4/09 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Piere’s
4/10 — Detroit, MI — Harpos Concert Theatre
4/11 — Chicago, IL — Concord Music Hall
4/12 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
4/13 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogarts ^
4/15 — Tampa, FL — The Ritz Ybor
4/16 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
4/17 — Charlotte, NC — The Underground
4/18 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore Silver Spring
4/19 — New York, NY — PlayStation Theater
4/20 — New Haven, CT — College Street Music Hall

*With Bleeding Through – OFFICIAL PAGE, Asesino, + Strife
**Featuring Municipal Waste (No Obituary)
^ No Obituary

LONG LIVE HATEBREED.

STONE.

VENOM INC. – AVE’ LATIN AMERICA TOUR 2019 – Dates And Venues Listed

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 8, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

VENOM INC. will be touring Latin America this February, in support of their fiendish debut studio album: AVE’. Check out the dates, cities and venues above.

VENOM INC. are:

Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan – Vocals & Bass
Mantas – Guitar
Kling – Drums

For more info: Venom Inc

LONG LIVE VENOM INC.

STONE.

VOIVOD – Australia January Tour Dates Announced!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 6, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From the VOIVOD facebook:

AUSTRALIA! If you haven’t gotten tickets for our upcoming tour, you better get on it! Let’s party

For more VOIVOD: Voivod

LONG LIVE VOIVOD.

STONE.

STRANGULIATORIUS – Sign To Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; “Rope, Soap, Tabouret” Set For Release On December 28

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music festivals, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 27, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Stranguliatorius make their Horror Pain Gore Death Productions debut with the filthy album Rope, Soap, Tabouret! Born in the stinking primordial land of Lithuania, Stranguliatorius present a raw old school blend of Deathgrinding Doom madness. Rope, Soap, Tabouret is loaded with cut-throat crusty riffs, head smashing blastbeats and face-melting growls of torment. Stranguliatorius are thirsty for blood, and hungry for flesh… ready to bash your brains in, then deliver your corpse to the surgeons of the morgue, to be gutted and buried in an unmarked grave! A must have release for fans of early Carcass, Coffins, Anatomia, Haemorrhage, Impetigo, Asphyx, Unleashed, Autopsy and Bolt Thrower.

Check out album track “Morgue Surgeons” below or at:  youtu.be/hv10GaRj_Cw

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release Rope, Soap, Tabouret December 28 on CD and Digital formats.

 Pre-orders available at:

CD  –  www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd185.html

Digital – hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/rope-soap-tabouret

T-shirt –  hpgd.bandcamp.com/merch/stranguliatorius-rope-soap-tabouret-t-shirt

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Nine Nursemaids
  2. Morgue Surgeons
  3. Foretime Saints
  4. Executioner’s Lament
  5. Dream Of An Anthropologist
  6. Architect Of Anger
  7. The Performance Of A Sociopath
  8. Happy Mothers Day
  9. Unrepeatable Ritual Of Death

HPGD Official Website: horrorpaingoredeath.com
HPGD on BandCamp: hpgd.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE STRANGULIATORIUS.

STONE.

IRON MAIDEN – Legacy Of The Beast Tour 2019 Dates Announced!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 16, 2018 by Metal Odyssey


July 2019
18 – Sunrise, FL, USA – BB&T Center
20 – Atlanta, GA, USA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

22 – Charlotte, NC, USA – PNC Music Pavilion
24 – Washington DC, USA – Jiffy Lube Live
26 – Brooklyn, NY, USA – Barclays Center
30 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – Wells Fargo Center

August 2019
01 -Boston, MA, USA – Xfinity Center
03 – Hartford, CT, USA – Xfinity Theatre
05 – Montreal, QC, CANADA – Bell Centre
07 – Quebec, QC, CANADA – Videotron Centre
09 – Toronto, ON, CANADA – Budweiser Stage
10 – Toronto, ON, CANADA – Budweiser Stage
13 – Buffalo, NY, USA – KeyBank Center
15 – Cincinnati, OH, USA – Riverbend Music Center
17 – Pittsburgh, PA, USA – PPG Paints Arena
19 – Nashville, TN, USA – Bridgestone Arena
22 – Chicago, IL, USA – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
24 – Indianapolis, IN, USA – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

26 – St Paul, MN, USA – Xcel Energy Center
28 – Winnipeg, MB, CANADA – Bell MTS Place
30 – Edmonton, AB, CANADA – Rogers Place
31 – Calgary, AB, CANADA – Scotiabank Saddledome

September 2019

03 – Vancouver, BC, CANADA – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

05 – Tacoma, WA, USA – Tacoma Dome
06 – Portland, OR, USA – Moda Center
09 – Sacramento, CA, USA – Golden 1 Center
10 – Oakland, CA, USA – Oracle Arena
13 – Las Vegas, NV, USA – MGM Grand Garden Arena
14 – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Banc of California Stadium
17 – Phoenix, AZ, USA – Talking Stick Resort Arena
19 – Albuquerque, NM, USA – Isleta Amphitheater
21 – Dallas, TX, USA – Dos Equis Pavilion
22 – Houston, TX, USA – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

25 – San Antonio, TX, USA – AT&T Center
29 – Mexico City, MEXICO – Sports Palace

October 2019
04 – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL – Rock In Rio
12 – Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – Velez Sarsfield Stadium
15 – Santiago, CHILE – Estadio Nacional

No further countries will be added to above touring schedule.

On-sale from Nov 16th
Pre-sale from Nov 12th

Support on the 2019 tour comes from The Raven Age

Additionally, Fozzy will be Guests for the Banc of California Stadium show in LA

Play the game that inspired the tour – http://irnmdn.co/game

Source: Iron Maiden

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

QUEENSRŸCHE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “THE VERDICT” / BAND ANNOUNCES SPRING HEADLINE U.S. TOUR!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From Queensrÿche facebook:

Bellevue, Washington – October 29, 2018 – Rock icons Queensrÿche have just announced their newest album “The Verdict” out March 1st via Century Media Records. The band’s forthcoming release was produced, mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA. Pre-orders and formats will be announced soon. In the meantime, the band has a Pledge pre-order campaign currently running here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/queensryche2

“I’m extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record,” states Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre about The Verdict. “The relentless dedication and hard work of everyone involved has been very rewarding. I am excited and looking forward to it no longer just belonging to us, but belonging to the world. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!”

Michael “Whip” Wilton (guitar) adds: “The Verdict is the most metal and the most progressive record we have made in a long time. I couldn’t possibly be more excited for everyone to hear this.”

To support The Verdict, Queensrÿche have also announced their spring U.S. headline tour today with special guests Fates Warning. The Cringe will be joining both bands on select dates. The tour will kick off on March 2nd in Orlando, making stops in major markets such as New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles, and will wrap on April 3rd in Seattle. The band recently finished a run supporting SCORPIONS this past September. For more information on upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website here: http://www.queensrycheofficial.com/tour-dates/

The Verdict follows the bands most recent release, Condition Hüman, received rave reviews from outlets such as Loudwire, KNAC, About.com, and more. The 2015 release debuted on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart at #5 with over 14,000 units sold first week and 100,000 albums sold globally to date.

Queensrÿche have secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts in the industry, selling over 30 million albums around the world across in the span of their 30-plus year career. Queensrÿche’s stone cold classic debut full-length, The Warning, and the badass monster sophomore release, Rage for Order, reignited the flames of heavy, progressive, melodic hard rock and metal. With the release of the band’s third album, Operation: Mindcrime, catapulted the band into mainstream success, single-handedly redefining the concept album and charged into the Top 40. A precision collection of near-perfect songs pushed landmark masterpiece Empire to triple platinum.

“Silent Lucidity”, off of the fourth LP, earned the band their second and third Grammy nominations, plus five nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Queensrÿche picked up the Viewer’s Choice Award. Following the massive success of Empire, the band released, Promised Land, which entered the charts at #3 and became another platinum selling record. Adding to their successes, Queensryche have dominated Rock Radio with hits like “Jet City Woman”, “Another Rainy Night (Without You)”, “Real World”, “I AM I”, “Bridge”, and “Sign of the Times”.

Now, with the band’s 16th full-length album on the way, Queensrÿche is looking to continue to dominate the heavy metal scene.

QUEENSRŸCHE – HEADLINE TOUR DATES:

March 02 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live

March 03 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

March 05 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

March 07 – Baltimore – Sound Stage*

March 08 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun^

March 09 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*

March 10 – Worcester, MA – Palladium*

March 12 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

March 13 – Detroit, MI – Diesel

March 14 – Chicago, IL – Concord

March 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

March 16 – Medina, MN – Medina Entertainment Center

March 17 – Davenport, IA – Rhythm City Casino Resort^

March 20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

March 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

March 22 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec

March 23 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey

March 26 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee

March 27 – San Diego – Observatory

March 28 – Los Angeles, CA- Fonda

March 29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

March 30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

April 2 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

April 3 – Seattle, WA – Neptune

*w/ support from The Cringe

^Queensrÿche only

For more info: Queensrÿche

LONG LIVE QUEENSRŸCHE.

LONG LIVE FATES WARNING.

STONE.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – American Death Metal Icons To Begin US Headlining Tour With Hate Eternal And Harm’s Way Next Week

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

American death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE will close out the year with a final US headlining tour. The journey will commence on November 2nd in Columbia, South Carolina and wind its way through over two dozen cities by its conclusion December 6th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Support will be provided by Hate Eternal and label mates Harm’s Way. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Hate Eternal, Harm’s Way:
11/02/2018 The Music Farm – Columbia, SC
11/03/2018 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
11/04/2018 Shaka’s Live – Norfolk, VA
11/05/2018 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
11/07/2018 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
11/08/2018 Fete – Providence, RI
11/09/2018 White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ
11/10/2018 Anthology – Rochester, NY
11/11/2018 Skully’s – Columbus, OH
11/13/2018 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/14/2018 Civic Music Hall – Toledo, OH
11/15/2018 The Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL
11/16/2018 Durty Nelly’s – Palatine, IL
11/17/2018 The Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
11/18/2018 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
11/20/2018 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
11/21/2018 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/23/2018 House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
11/24/2018 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
11/25/2018 The Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
11/27/2018 Cosmic Charlies – Lexington, KY
11/28/2018 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
11/29/2018 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
11/30/2018 Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
12/01/2018 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
12/03/2018 Growlers – Memphis, TN
12/04/2018 Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
12/05/2018 The Abbey – Orlando, FL
12/06/2018 The Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

CANNIBAL CORPSE released their acclaimed Red Before Black full-length last year via Metal Blade Records. Many words come to mind when you hear the name CANNIBAL CORPSE, but only one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it abundantly clear who sets the standard when it comes to manifesting consistently compelling music that is as brutal as it is complex.

“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. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,” asserts bassist Alex Webster. “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.”

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

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For more info:

http://cannibalcorpse.net

http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

WHITECHAPEL – To Kick Off 10 Years Of Exile US Tour With Chelsea Grin, Oceano, And Slaughter To Prevail, Next Week

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 26, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

WHITECHAPEL will kick off their 10 Years Of Exile US Tour next week. Commemorating the tenth anniversary of their critically lauded This Is Exile full-length, the tour — which stretches from November 1st through December 16thwill see the bandperform the record in its entirety alongside other songs from their catalog. Support will be provided by Chelsea Grin, Oceano, and Slaughter To Prevail. WHITECHAPEL‘s 10 Years Of Exile tour serves as the final bout of shows before returning to the studio to finish recording their upcoming new full-length, due in the Spring of 2019 via Metal Blade Records. See all confirmed dates below.

WHITECHAPEL w/ Chelsea Grin, Oceano, Slaughter To Prevail:
11/01/2018 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
11/02/2018 Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
11/03/2018 One Centre Square – Easton, PA
11/04/2018 Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI
11/05/2018 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
11/07/2018 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
11/08/2018 V Club – Huntington, WV
11/09/2018 Oddbodys – Dayton, OH
11/10/2018 The Firmament – Greenville, SC
11/12/2018 Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
11/13/2018 The Abbey – Orlando, FL
11/16/2018 Civic Music Hall – Toledo, OH
11/17/2018 The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
11/18/2018 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN
11/20/2018 Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
11/21/2018 Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
11/23/2018 Wave – Wichita, KS
11/24/2018 Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
11/25/2018 Aggie Theater – Ft. Collins, CO
11/27/2018 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
11/28/2018 The Pin – Spokane, WA
11/29/2018 Showbox At The Market – Seattle, WA
11/30/2018 Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
12/01/2018 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
12/02/2018 Domino Room – Bend, OR
12/04/2018 Senator Theater – Chico, CA
12/05/2018 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
12/06/2018 Bryder’s – Bakersfield, CA
12/07/2018 Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
12/08/2018 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
12/09/2018 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
12/12/2018 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
12/13/2018 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
12/14/2018 Growler’s – Memphis, TN
12/15/2018 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
12/16/2018 The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN

WHITECHAPEL‘s latest album, Mark Of The Blade, was released in 2016 via Metal Blade. Crowned an, “exciting milestone,” by Alternative Press and a, “21st century album that reinvents the sound of heavy,” by Popmatters, the record was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse) and is currently available to preview and purchase at: metalblade.com/whitechapel.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more WHITECHAPEL:

http://www.whitechapelband.com 
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal

LONG LIVE WHITECHAPEL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

WHILE HEAVEN WEPT – ‘Vast Oceans Lachrymose’ Lineup To Embark On ‘Farewell’ European Dates

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 25, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

In early 2015, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT main man Tom Phillips had to regrettably pull the plug on the band’s European tour in support of their latest studio album, “Suspended At Aphelion”. The decision led to Phillips’ unexpected retirement from the metal scene, effectively putting the revered doomsters on ice. However, Phillips and his band mates have long sought to make amends to the European crowds who have so strongly backed WHILE HEAVEN WEPT over the years. Now, as 2018 draws to a close, the most recent incarnation of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT that started with 2009’s classic “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” will play its final shows together on a run of European dates that begins November 16 at Germany’s Hammer Of Doom Festival.

“I agreed to do these shows to give everyone else – the band members, our fans, even myself some closure, especially since the last tour was cancelled,” says Phillips. “The other aspect is the circumstances and priorities of the musicians involved are simply not aligned with what an actively touring band requires anymore.”

The “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” lineup – rounded out by bassist Jim Hunter, vocalist Rain Irving, second guitarist Scott Loose, keyboardist/harmony vocalist Michelle Schrotz and drummer Trevor Schrotz – have been holed up in a Virginia rehearsal room putting together a setlist that is not only representative of the latest era of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, but the band’s storied past as well. According to Phillips, some of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT‘s most memorable shows have taken place on European shores, including their 2010 appearance at Hammer Of Doom alongside Irish metallers PRIMORDIAL, which was not only Irving’s third show with the band, but also where the “Triumph: Tragedy: Transcendence” DVD/live album was recorded.

“We’ve always had a great time sharing the stage with PRIMORDIAL,” he says. “I think we’ve played with them more than anyone else in our history – and that’s always been such a great insight into the scope of melancholia and epos. Of course, we’ve also had the great honor of playing with heroes, family and upcoming bands who have gone on to become some of the biggest names out there like ALCEST and GHOST. Most of all though, it’s connecting directly with the people who really care about what we do and again, that’s what these upcoming shows are really about.”

The shows will offer another treat for fans – a limited-edition shirt commemorating the 30th anniversary of the band. “It’s an exclusive design by Gustavo Sazes, who has done the covers for our last couple of albums,” says Phillips. “There’s quite a few layers to the design and it definitely correlates to ‘Fear Of Infinity’ and ‘Suspended At Aphelion’. Personally, I think it turned out amazing and while it does represent our 30th anniversary, for now, it will be available exclusively at the concerts.” `

While these European dates signal the end for the “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” era of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, it does not mean the end for the band. Phillips says there is an entire album of unfinished material that sits between “Fear Of Infinity” and “Suspended At Aphelion” in which he may look to finalize at some point.

“In the end, I’d started on a solo project prior to being involved with the WALPYRGUS album [2017’s ‘Walpyrgus Nights’], but with the WHILE HEAVEN WEPT shows coming up, I haven’t even looked at that again. But for WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, as long as I’m breathing, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT exists, even if the lineup changes for the nth time or we are strictly DIY on a small, independent scale. Only time will tell. For now, it’s time to commemorate a milestone and the end of an era!”

WHILE HEAVEN WEPT 2018 European tour dates:

November 16/17 – Hammer Of Doom, Würzburg, Germany

November 18 – Temple, Athens, Greece

November 24/25 – Dutch Doom Days, Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands

December 7 – Under The Doom VI, Sala But, Madrid, Spain

December 8 – Madrid Is The Dark, Madrid, Spain

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Source: ClawHammer PR

For more band/record label info:

www.facebook.com/whileheavenwept/

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/

LONG LIVE WHILE HEAVEN WEPT.

STONE.

CATTLE DECAPITATION – To Kick Off North American Tour With Suffocation This Week

Posted in Extreme Metal, extreme metal music, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 21, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

CATTLE DECAPITATION will kick off a month-long North American tour this week supporting Suffocation. The journey runs from October 21st through November 17th. Additional support will be provided by Krisiun and recent additions, Visceral Disgorge. See all confirmed dates below.

The tour comes in advance of CATTLE DECAPITATION‘s Medium Rarities full-length, set for release on November 23rd via Metal Blade Records. Featuring six previously unreleased pre-Human Jerky demos (1999) with frontman Travis Ryan on guitar (while also handling vocal duties), plus the long-sought-after To Serve Man (2002) bonus track, “Rotting Children For Remote Viewing,” as well as the six songs from 2005’s split EP with Caninus and other rarities, this compilation spans the band’s twenty-two-year long career and is a must-have for any CATTLE DECAPITATION devotee.

For a preview of Medium Rarities, “An Exposition Of Insides,” a Japanese bonus track from 2012’s Monolith Of Inhumanity, can be streamed now at: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation where the collection can also be preordered in various formats.

CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Suffocation, Krisiun, Visceral Disgorge:
10/21/2018 Mulcahy’s Concert Hall – Wantagh, NY
10/22/2018 Middle East Down – Cambridge, MA
10/23/2018 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
10/24/2018 Lee’s Place – Toronto, ON
10/25/2018 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
10/26/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/27/2018 Amsterdam Bar And Grill – St. Paul, MN
10/29/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10/30/2018 Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
10/31/2018 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
11/01/2018 Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
11/02/2018 Club Sur Rocks – Seattle, WA
11/03/2018 Lola’s Room – Portland, OR
11/04/2018 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
11/05/2018 Whisky A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
11/06/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/07/2018 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
11/09/2018 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
11/10/2018 Gas Monkey Bar ‘N’ Grill – Dallas, TX
11/11/2018 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
11/13/2018 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/14/2018 The Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, NC
11/15/2018 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
11/16/2018 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
11/17/2018 Reverb – Reading, PA
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Source: Earsplit PR
For more Cattle Decapitation:
http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation
http://www.instagram.com/cattledecapitation
http://www.metalblade.com/cattledecapitation

LONG LIVE CATTLE DECAPITATION.

STONE.

ENSIFERUM – Announces 2019 Path To Glory North American Headlining Tour

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 19, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

After nearly four years of absence, ENSIFERUM has announced a full North American headlining tour. Set to begin January 5th and run through January 29th, support will be provided by Septicflesh as well as an additional opener still to be announced.

Comments bassist Sami Hinkka: “It’s been way too many years since we rocked with our North American warrior brothers and sisters. So early 2019 we will set sails and head to your shores and we are not coming alone. We will join forces with a brilliant and ass kicking band, Septicflesh, and a special guest. What a way to start a new year! This tour will leave its mark on the history of metal so get your ticket in advance and get ready to mosh with us like there is no tomorrow. On this tour, we have no chance to play in every city that we would want to, so we are doing our best to return to North America for a second time in 2019. Stay tuned and see you soon!”

Following the trek, ENSIFERUM will also make an appearance on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2019 cruise. See all confirmed dates below:

ENSIFERUM w/ Septicflesh, special guest TBA:

1/05/2019 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

1/06/2019 Irving Plaza – New York, NY

1/07/2019 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

1/08/2019 Imperial Bell – Quebec City, QC

1/09/2019 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC

1/01/2019 Opera House – Toronto, ON

1/11/2019 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI

1/12/2019 The Forge – Joliet, IL

1/13/2019 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN

1/14/2019 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

1/15/2019 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO

1/17/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

1/18/2019 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

1/19/2019 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

1/20/2019 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA

1/21/2019 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA

1/22/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ

1/23/2019 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX

1/24/2019 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX

1/25/2019 Come And Take It Live! – Austin, TX

1/26/2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX

1/28/2019 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA

1/29/2019 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL

1/31 – 2/04/2019 70,000 Tons Of Metal – Fort Lauderdale, FL

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To preview and purchase Two Paths, visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum.

ENSIFERUM:

Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums

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You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of ENSIFERUM, and with their latest album, Two Paths, they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection of songs to date as well as their most organic.

“When we made One Man Army (2015), we wanted it to sound more like a live album than a traditional studio album. With Two Paths, we took that to the next level with analog recording, cutting down tracks and even recording songs without a click, and because of that there is a totally different kind of groove compared to most modern metal albums,” notes Hinkka. While their ideas are huge and they consistently prove they have the talent to back them up, the band maintains the grounded MO that has served them so well over the years, with the results speaking for themselves. “It all comes down to writing music that sounds good to us and is fun to play live, and I would say with Two Paths we’ve done everything better than we ever have before.”

LONG LIVE ENSIFERUM.

LONG LIVE SEPTICFLESH.

STONE.

DEADBORN – Reveals New Album Artwork

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 16, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From DEADBORN facebook:

Here’s the artwork for our new album “Dogma Anti God”, which will be released on December 7th, 2018 via Apostasy Records! Dogma Anti God is the first Deadborn album which will be also released on vinyl, so get your copy now! Recorded, mixed and mastered with Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner (Aborted, Benighted …). Artwork by Bahrull Marta. Stay tuned for some new music very soon!

For more DEADBORN:DEADBORN

LONG LIVE DEADBORN.

STONE.

IRON MAIDEN – Remastered Studio Album Discography In Digipak Begins Release On November 16th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 13, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Source: https://ironmaiden.com/the-band

MAIDEN’S ACCLAIMED REMASTERS GET THE CD DIGIPAK TREATMENT

Parlophone Records (BMG in the US) will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with The Studio Collection – Remastered, covering the band’s sixteen-strong studio albums across their career to date.

Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered will be released on the Digipak CD format, with the track listing matching the original UK releases. The recordings are taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums will be released chronologically in batches of four, across a nine month period superseding the previously available studio catalogue and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms. As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the November 16th batch, this will be The Number Of The Beast.

Maiden founder member and bassist Steve Harris says, “We’ve wanted to revisit these for a long time and I was delighted with the remastering we did in 2015. I thought it was the best that our albums have ever sounded and it was only right that we made them available on CD now too.”

All four albums in this first batch are available for pre-order now!

1st batch: November 16th

Iron Maiden / Killers / The Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors box set edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind

2nd batch: Feb 2019

Powerslave / Somewhere In Time (standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son / No Prayer For The Dying

3rd batch April 2019

Fear Of The Dark (standard/collectors) / The X Factor / Virtual XI / Brave New World

4th batch June 2019

Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death (standard/collectors) / The Final Frontier / The Book Of Souls*

*not remastered but appearing in Digipak for the first time

IRON MAIDEN recently completed the first leg of their Legacy Of The Beast tour, playing sold-out stadium, arena and headline festival shows across Europe to over 750,000 fans. The tour, which was hailed by fans and media alike as the must-see show of the summer, will continue into 2019 with a headline show at Brazil’s Rock In Rio festival recently announced and more dates to follow.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

JUNGLE ROT ANNOUNCE FIRST LEG OF EUROPEAN TOUR

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From Victory Records:

Send Forth Oblivion Tour Part 1 with special guest Ultra Violence

Ferocious American metal pioneers JUNGLE ROT have announced headlining dates for their return to European shores this spring. “Finally, the wheels are in motion and we return to Europe for the first time in five years with the 2019 Send Forth Oblivion Tour Part 1!” exudes JUNGLE ROT warlord Dave Matrise. “We are ready to get back and smash audiences with our style of old school metal to all the head-banging lunatics of Europe. We will also be returning to Europe in the summer for the Send Forth Oblivion Tour Part 2 with confirmed appearances at the Brutal Assault and Stonehenge Festivals, with more dates coming soon. The wait is over, the time is near and 2019 is going to be a hell of a year!” Italian thrashers Ultra Violence will join JUNGLE ROT as the Wisconsin troop support their latest self-titled LP, released this past July.

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December

22 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s (Holiday Of Horror with Macabre)

2019 Send Forth Oblivion Part 1 (with Ultra Violence)

April

05 – Velenje, Slovenia @ Klub Emce Plac

06 – Graz, Austria @ Explosiv

08 – Pordenone, Italy @ Rocktown

09 – Paderno, Italy @ Dugnano Slaughter Club

10 – Zurich, Czech Republic @ Werk 21

11 – Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse Bar

12 – Leipzig, Germany @ Bandhaus

13 – Emsdetten, Germany @ Treffpunkt 12 Drei

14 – Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4

15 – London, UK @ New Cross Inn

18 – Cardiff, UK @ Fuel Rock Club

19 – Antwerp, Austria @ Kavka

20 – Den Haag, Netherlands @ Hauge Metal Fest

2019 Send Forth Oblivion Part 2

July

19 – Gavle, Sweden @ Gefle Metal Festival

27 – Steenwijk, Netherlands @ Stonehenge Festival

August

TBA – Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Festival

“Blunt force death metal” – LOUDWIRE

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“An absolute must own for any self-respecting metal fan, barbaric thrash f’in metal” – DOA

“Easily the tightest, sharpest record of their career” – DECIBEL

“Fast paced riffage and brutal, deliberate stomping” – KERRANG!

“A perfect representation of the seminal US death metal spirit” – METAL HAMMER

“Brutal, straight forward death metal” – METAL INJECTION

LONG LIVE JUNGLE ROT.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

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