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HAIDUK Releases New Album ‘Diabolica’

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

Diabolica is the fourth full length album from solo project HAIDUK. Fusing punishing melodic black metal and high speed death-thrash, HAIDUK is the demonic brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Luka Milojica.

In Luka’s own words, Diabolica is: “Pure evil, speed and darkness!”

With lightning-fast songs HAIDUK returns to the hyper-speed riffing approach, following 2018’s more hypnotic sounding album Exomancer. Thematically, the new album is a continuation of the lore explored in the previous releases, with new short stories, maps, and a timeline included in the CD booklet.

Purchase: https://haiduk.bandcamp.com/album/diabolica

HAIDUK is:
Luka Milojica – all instruments (guitars, vocals, drum programming), mixing & mastering, artwork.

Album Track List: 
1. Corpse Crown 2:00
2. Swarm 2:27
3. Upheaval 2:28
4. Encirclement 2:26
5. Wraithavoc 2:29
6. Cyclone 2:56
7. Ballista 2:33
8. Abyss Mage 3:06
9. Morph 2:43
10. Infernal 2:50
11. Sea of Fire 5:12

Discography:
2010 – Plagueswept (demo) 
2012 – Spellbook (full-length)
2015 – Demonicon (full-length)
2018 – Exomancer (full-length)
2021 – Diabolica (full-length)

Links:
www.haiduk.ca
haiduk.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/haidukmetal
www.youtube.com/haidukplague

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE HAIDUK.

WITHERFALL – Tour With Evergrey Is Cancelled

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 23, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Hey,

Just popping in to tell you guys our Evergrey tour that we were so stoked about just got cancelled.

We were so excited to see all of you – but ultimately this is just another struggle we have to overcome.

Ticket refunds are available at the point of sale.

We will be announcing our own dates soon. You can be the first to find out about them by following us on Facebook or Instagram as well as by staying on this list.

In the meantime – we printed a ton of merch for this that we’re currently stuck with. It cost us a ton of money and we need to start selling it.

Check out the full line of Curse Of Autumn merch that we printed here:

https://witherfall.com/merch

We apologize once again to anyone inconvenienced by this. It seriously sucks.

Witherfall

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

LONG LIVE EVERGREY.

Spain’s THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES Releasing ‘Foundation’ EP October 22nd On Lacerated Enemy 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Madrid (SP) – Spanish Death Metal horde THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES will release Foundation this October 22 on Lacerated Enemy Records. The EP’s first single, “A Humanless War,” is available now at youtu.be/BMFDeoTly08.

Visit this location for single availability on other digital platforms.

On the Foundation EP, THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES play dissonant blackened technical death metal in the vein of Obscura, Der Weg einer Freiheit and Abhorrent.

Comments Lacerated Enemy: “We are very pleased to announce that THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES has joined Lacerated Enemy family. Hailing from Madrid, Spain, THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES formed in 2006 creating their brand of technical Brutal Death Metal. After releasing two successful albums, Heliopause Fleets (2012) and The Black Legend (2015), the band established a strong fan base in Europe and received great reviews for both.”

While supporting numerous well known acts since the creation of the band, THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES was ready to enter the studio again to record another masterpiece of blackened technical death metal. The record brings its influences from progressive and technical songwriting, while still accompanied by a blackened atmospheric quality that keeps the listener intrigued about what will come next.

Line-up:
Johny – Drums, Dario – Guitar, Fran- Guitar, Cosmea – Bass, Turri – Vocals


Pre-order:

laceratedenemy.bigcartel.com/artist/thirteen-bled-promises 

laceratedenemyrecords.

bandcamp.com/album/thirteen-bled-promises-foundation

Track Listing:
1. A Dead Fucking Alien And Now I Am Fucking Immortal, 2. Hell Froze, 3. Intergorelactic, 4. A Humanless War

facebook.com/thirteenbp

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES.

New York City’s TOWER To Release ‘Shock To The System’ In November 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

New York (NY) – In November, NYC true metallers TOWER will release their sophomore studio album, Shock To The System, via Cruz Del Sur Music. The album was recorded in May and June at Artifact studio in Ridgewood, New York, with Sasha Stroud serving as co-producer and engineer. The album’s cover was created by Morgan Jesse Lappin. 

According to vocalist Sarabeth Linden, half of the music and lyrics for Shock To The System were written during the recent lockdown attributed to the global pandemic. The result is TOWER’s most complete outing to date — a veritable metal call-to-arms that combines the band’s energetic brand of NWOBHM and classic rock into ten anthemic cuts. 

“We stayed centered around our established style but took it to new levels in some places,” says Linden. “The heavy parts are heavier than before, the fast parts are faster, the slow parts are slower, and one song is around seven minutes, which we’ve never come close to previously. Musically, there are a lot of firsts on this record.” 

TOWER (who are completed by the guitar tandem of James Danzo and Zak Penley and drummer James Jones) only has one previous full-length studio album to their credit, 2016’s self-titled outing. While their 2019 Tomorrow & Yesterday EP featured four songs of rocked-up metal, Shock To The System takes TOWER’s sound to the next level.  

“The first album is already five years old!” exclaims Linden. “It seems so long ago now. The songs that are still in the live set, like ‘Flames’, ‘Raceway Rock’ and ‘Elegy’ are still very much in the vein of the new material. The EP was a bit more simple and aggressive, and those elements are on the album, too, but manifest in a different way. In general, we have grown a lot as a band and as individuals. We’ve matured, and it’s reflected in the music.”

TOWER recently celebrated its return to the stage in July. With Shock To The System in the can, the band plans on preparing for future live dates — and a new bassist. “We’re in the process of revamping the lineup for tour, as Jeff Filmer stepped aside to give his full attention to his bands SHADOWLAND and HUSTLER,” closes Linden. “We’ll be ready to hit the road by year’s end. See you soon! Be prepared!”

Track Listing:
1. Blood Moon, 2. Prince of Darkness, 3. Metatron, 4. Running Out of Time, 5. Lay Down the Law, 6. Hired Gun, 7. The Black Rose, 8. On the Line, 9. In Dreams, 10. Powder Keg

Line-up:
Sarabeth Linden – Vocals
James Danzo – Guitar
Zak Penley – Guitar
James Jones – Drums
*Bass on the album recorded by Jeff Filmer.

towernyc.bandcamp.com/releases

facebook.com/TOWERnyc
cruzdelsurmusic.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE TOWER.

W.E.B. – Greek Symphonic Extreme Metal Act To Release ‘Colosseum’ Full-Length November 19th Via Metal Blade Records; New Video Now Playing + Preorders Available 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Georgina Staikou)

Athens-based metal outfit W.E.B. will release their Colosseum full-length on November 19th via Metal Blade Records today; unveiling the record’s artwork, track listing, first single, and preorders.

Forged in 2002 out of a “necessity to scream, blast, and create emotions and get on stage to exchange them with an audience,” Greece’s W.E.B. have steadily forged a path to becoming one of the premier European symphonic extreme metal bands expressing darkness and death through adrenaline and poetry. An output that’s both candid and theatrical, W.E.B. is here to move you, provoke you, and invite you on a journey through ravendark and starless nights. With four albums already under their collective belt, 2021’s fifth full-length, Colosseum, is inarguably the band’s greatest and most direct work to date.

“We wanted this album to be as straightforward as we could make it. We wanted it to be aggressive and to the point, and at the same time we have pushed literally everything, higher, faster, louder, harder. It is our most metal album,” states guitarist/vocalist Sakis Prekas. Combining the brutal with the catchy and drenching it in orchestrations that only serve to expand its epic scale, Colosseum is a thrilling, gripping listen with each of its nine tracks playing an important part in the album as a whole, making it clear that W.E.B. stands toe-to-toe with anyone in their genre.

With Colosseum, the band welcomes two new members: drummer Nikitas Mandolas, who joined following the recording of 2017’s Tartarus and whose playing is perfectly suited to the music W.E.B. make, and bassist/vocalist Hel Pyre. “Apart from the great lyrics and the perfect bass performance, she offered her brutal and clean vocals on many parts of the album, leaving her own mark of fire. This is a completely new element for W.E.B. that really gave a unique character to the material.”

With the lineup solidified, writing commenced in early 2019, sending ideas back and forth to one another, subsequently honing each song over many pre-production sessions. “With no references, when we make music, our only thoughts are that we want to make it sound as awesome as we can,” states Sakis. The dramatic orchestrations are of course a large part of that, with Christos Antoniou of Septicflesh handling this aspect of the sound as he has on previous W.E.B. releases. “Metal is the most revolutionary music genre ever to exist; adding to it symphonic orchestra makes the experience even more epic and emotional in a massive way. We want our music to inspire the senses, thus we aspire to make it intense from our perspective.”

Stream W.E.B.’s first single “Dominus Maleficarum” at THIS LOCATION.

W.E.B.’s Colosseum will be available on CD, fruit punch-colored LP, and digital formats. Find preordering options HERE.

In titling the record ColosseumW.E.B. draw comparisons with the past and present, in typically brutal style. “The Colosseum was the famous gigantic arena in Rome to give the people ‘food and spectacle,’ whereas what it truly did was to quench the mob’s thirst for blood and violence and keep their minds away from thinking; kind of an ancient TV-brainwash machine,” notes Sakis. “People nowadays seem to be thirsty for blood more than ever. They seek violence in almost everything. You can see it in social media, in the streets – even a simple fight between kids in a schoolyard attracts the other kids, not to separate but to watch. Humans miss the Colosseum and what it gave to their violent nature, even though they will never admit it. The title Colosseum is the irony of giving them what they secretly desire. Maybe then they will start to understand what they see in their mirror and hopefully it will bother them.”

Colosseum was recorded, mixed, and mastered in Sound Abuse Production Studio in Athens by Psychon and produced by Sakis Prekas. While Sakis admits it was the most difficult record they’ve ever made, it was also the smoothest of all recording sessions, largely due to being so prepared. “It also had to do a lot with the chemistry between us and the way Psychon works with us: keeping the recordings on a strict schedule, and at the same time making us always feel comfortable to express ourselves.”

Still, there were obstacles to overcome when it came to orchestrations and arrangements. “When you enter the rabbit-hole of symphonic orchestra and synths, you are in a chaos of sounds, and new ideas are always born through this. We had to spend hours on sound design and decisions like never before, yet the outcome speaks for itself.”

http://webmetalband.com

http://www.facebook.com/webdarkness

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE W.E.B.

HAND OF KALLIACH – RELEASE NEW SONG/ANNOUNCE PRE-ORDERS 

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

Celtic metal duo HAND OF KALLIACH have released their track “Beneath Starlit Waters” on Bandcamp. The song is from their upcoming release Samhainn which will be released on October 22 2021. You can download the track when you purchase the CD or digital pre-order of the album.

The band commented about the release “We’re both extremely excited to be releasing our debut full-length, Samhainn. Named after the ancient Celtic festival of winter (pronounced ‘Sah-win’), this album represents a huge gear change in our writing and production from our initial work, bringing a darker and more aggressive energy to our hybrid sound of melodeath and folk metal.”

Listen: https://handofkalliach.bandcamp.com/album/samhainn

John Fraser – vocals, guitars and drums
Sophie Fraser – vocals and bass

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

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE HAND OF KALLIACH.

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

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

(Photo by Kelly-O)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DEATHCAVE.

JOSEPH IZAYEA – Announces New Album ’Harder Truths’

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

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

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

JOSEPH comments:

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

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

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

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE JOSEPH IZAYEA.

ILLYRIAN – PREMIERE NEW TRACK “AGE OF FIRE” 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE ILLYRIAN.

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

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


Promo pic by Hannu Perälä (Hannu Perälä Photography)

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

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

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

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

Album cover by Roberto Toderico

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

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

Listen to Hound of War single on:

Bandcamp: https://wolftopia.bandcamp.com

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3zT9AdQ

LONG LIVE WOLFTOPIA.

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

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

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

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

View a video message from Iacono at THIS LOCATION.

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

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

http://www.distortionmusicgroup.com

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DISTORTION MUSIC GROUP.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE CHARRED.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DEATH ON FIRE.

MNRVA – Sign To Black Doomba Records

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

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

MNRVA comments:

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

Tommy Stewart of Black Doomba Records comments:

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

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

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

MNRVA:

Bandcamp: https://mnrva.bandcamp.com/

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

Black Doomba Records:

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

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

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE MNRVA.

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

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

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

Buy Yours here:

http://www.witherfall.com/merch

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

ASHES OF REDEMPTION RELEASE NEW EP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE ASHES OF REDEMPTION.

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

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

photos by Dave Rast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE CONTRITION.

TOXIC RUIN – Releases New Studio Album Today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOXIC RUIN is:

Stephen Behrendt (vocals/bass)

Jacob Baneck (lead guitar)

Blake Toltzmann (rhythm guitar)

David Miller (drums)

www.toxicruin.bandcamp.com

www.m-theoryaudio.com

LONG LIVE TOXIC RUIN.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join NEKROMANT in “The Woods” at THIS LOCATION.

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

 
https://www.facebook.com/Nekromantband  

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE NEKROMANT.

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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

www.insymmetrycreations.com

www.facebook.com/insym

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE HEIRS OF ISILDUR.

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