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KREATOR – 5 Facts About This Teutonic Thrash Band

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , on April 10, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Current KREATOR Lineup:

Mille Petrozza – Vocals / Guitar
Frédéric Leclercq – Guitar
Christian Giesler – Bass
Ventor – Drums

Before taking their current band name, they were known as Tormentor.

On August 5th, 2017, KREATOR performed at Hauptstrasse, Wacken, Germany. Their set-list included 16 songs.

KREATOR released their debut full-length studio album “Endless Pain”, via Noise Records, back in 1985.

KREATOR’s 2013 live double album, “DYING ALIVE”, was recorded and filmed on December 22nd, 2012, at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen Germany.

LONG LIVE KREATOR.

STONE.

SOUL DRAGGER – Italian Metallers Sign With Time To Kill Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on December 31, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Italy’s SOUL DRAGGER has joined forces with Time To Kill Records for the release of their self-titled debut album.

“Soul Dragger”, which follows the release of the first EP “Before Chaos” (2018), was produced by Marco Mastrobuono at Kick Recording Studios in Rome (HOUR OF PENANCE, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, 5RAND).

SOUL DRAGGER started in Rome in 2017. The band was founded by ​​singer/guitarist Alessio “Alex” Pompedda and combines traditional Eighties metal with thrash, melodic death metal and metal-core influences. The final result bears comparisons with acts such as Machine Head, Trivium, Testament, Unearth and All That Remains.

“Soul Dragger” will be released on 7th February 2020 via Time To Kill Records.

“Soul Dragger” – Track List:

01. Rise
02. Damnatio Memoriae
03. Angel
04. Maid and the Beast
05. Everyday
06. Before Chaos
07. Alone
08. War Nightmare
09. Soul Dragger
10. Death ‘n’ Destruction
11. Collapse

Line-up:

Alessio “Alex” Pompedda – Voce / Chitarra
Davide “Spol” Spoletini – Chitarra
Jacopo “Jake” Gennaro – Basso / Backing Vocals
Flavio “Imperatore” Leone – Batteria

Watch for new singles, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming SOUL DRAGGER activities to be posted shortly.

SOUL DRAGGER:

https://www.facebook.com/soul.dragger/

Time To Kill Records:

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

Source:

LONG LIVE SOUL DRAGGER.

STONE.

EXMORTUS – Unveils ‘Legions Of The Undead’ Video; New Horror-Themed EP Out Now

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

With All Hallows’ Eve and the Day of the Dead fast approaching, the L.A.-based thrash/death/shred quartet EXMORTUS has unveiled a visualizer for the title track for their just-released horror-themed EP Legions of the Undead. Check out the clip – which was designed by Wayne Joyner (Dream Theater, Devin Townsend). Watch it  HERE or below:

Says guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez, “Just in time for Halloween, enjoy this video of the new EP title track, ‘Legions of the Undead,’ inspired by the darker themes in Tolkien & Lovecraft lore. We are extremely excited to perform the new songs on Death Angel’s North American Humanicide Tour this November and December. See you on the road, Legions!”

As Gonzalez acknowledged, the song “Legions of the Dead” nods to the Dead Men of Dunharrow in “Lord Of The Rings.” It is joined on the new EP by one other new original track – the “Evil Dead”-inspired “Swallow Your Soul” – as well as three instrumental covers: renditions of Danny Elfman’s “Beetlejuice” theme and Bernard Hermann’s theme from Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic “Psycho,” as well as a neoclassical shred take on 19th Century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s haunting “Night On Bald Mountain.”

Recorded earlier this year with longtime producer Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Immolation) at Oakland’s Sharkbite Studios, “Legions Of The Undead” – the cover art for which was designed by Toha “AHOT” Mashudi – is now available via the band’s own Exmortus Music in cooperation with M-Theory Audio. Physical copies can be ordered on CD and limited-edition green slime-colored vinyl HERE.

“Legions Of The Undead” marks the first EXMORTUS release featuring the lineup – founding guitarist/vocalist Gonzalez, guitarist Chase Becker (also of Warbringer), bassist Cody Nunez and drummer Adrian Aguilar – that has logged numerous miles on the road together over the past two years with the likes of Obituary, Venom Inc., Sabaton, Kreator, Havok, Allegaeon, Hatchet, Homewrecker and The Absence. The group – whose most recent performance was alongside Exodus at the legendary thrash group’s sold-out “Bonded By Con” concert during San Diego’s recent Comic-Con – will support another iconic Bay Area act this fall, when they team up with Death Angel for a five-week tour across the U.S. and Canada. See below for the complete itinerary.

Founded by Gonzalez when he was just 12 years old, EXMORTUS released their debut album, “In Hatred’s Flame,” via Heavy Artillery in 2008. After gaining additional acclaim with their 2011 sophomore effort “Beyond The Fall Of Time,” the group signed a three-album deal with Prosthetic Records in 2013. In support of that acclaimed trilogy of releases (2014’s “Slave To The Sword,” 2016’s “Ride Forth” and 2018’s “The Sound Of Steel”), the band toured alongside some of metal’s biggest names, including Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Abbath, Dark Tranquillity and Marty Friedman, earning extensive praise along the way for their live power, prowess and proficiency.

EXMORTUS on tour with Death Angel:

Nov 13 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst (EXMORTUS only)

Nov 14 – Chico, CA – Metal Shop (EXMORTUS ONLY)

Nov 15 – Bend, OR – Third St. Pub (EXMORTUS only)

Nov 16 – Seattle, WA – Club Sur

Nov 17 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

Nov 18 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater

Nov 19 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite

Nov 20 – Calgary, AB – Dickens

Nov 21 – Regina, SK – The Exchange

Nov 22 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramids

Nov 23 – St. Paul, MN – The Amsterdam

Nov 25 – London, ON – London Music Hall

Nov 26 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Nov 27 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

Nov 28 – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey

Nov 29 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles

Nov 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

Dec 1 – New Bedford, MA – Vault @ Greasy Luck

Dec 2 – Waterford, NY – Chrome (EXMORTUS only)

Dec 3 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon

Dec 4 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar

Dec 5 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club

Dec 6 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

Dec 7 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug

Dec 8 – Orlando, FL – The Haven

Dec 9 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box (EXMORTUS only)

Dec 10 – Lafayette, LA – Grant Street

Dec 11 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar

Dec 12 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

Dec 13 – Dallas, TX – Trees

Dec 14 – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine

Dec 15 – Enid, OK – 1927 Event Center

Dec 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad

Dec 18 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red

Dec 19 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky

For more info:

www.m-theoryaudio.com

www.exmortusmusic.com

www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

www.instagram.com/exmortus_official

Source:

M-Theory Audio

LONG LIVE EXMORTUS.

STONE.

WOLFBRIGADE – To Release Their Tenth Full-Length, The Enemy: Reality, Through Southern Lord In November; Details Posted

Posted in hardcore metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on September 25, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

[photo by E. Ljungbacken]

Southern Lord has issued the details of WOLFBRIGADE‘s impending tenth full-length, The Enemy: Reality, now confirmed for release on November 8th.

On the wind-bitten plains of Skaraborg, Sweden, the wolves have arisen once again. They are on the prowl, yearning for your blood, warm and fresh. On their tenth album, WOLFBRIGADE cuts deep, and they are ruthless. This time they have only submitted to themselves, from recording to production and artwork working in isolation, resulting in heightened senses and sharpened fangs. The ten songs rip into both body and mind, with no holds barred regarding power, substance, and melody.

This time around, WOLFBRIGADE‘s hybrid beast of Swedish hardcore and death metal known as Lycanthro Punk has become even more distinct. These ten tracks of destruction display both a love for 80s metal hooks and intros, as well as primitive hardcore brutality.

The lyrics on The Enemy: Reality dissect the state of human existence, the bizarre animal presence that we are. The naked apes. Exploring the dynamics that rule man. Power and submission. Manipulation. The injustices of inequality. This is an album seething with anger and frustration.

The band remarks, “Humans are a narcissistic breed, incapable of real change. This album is a way for us to deal with the fact that we are one of a large pack, submitting to the same societal norms as everyone else. No matter how much we would like it to be different. We are all on the same crazy trip.”

The Enemy: Reality will see release through Southern Lord on November 8th. Watch for audio premieres, preorders, and more to post in the weeks ahead. Following a one-off show in Los Angeles, California with Final Conflict and Dropdead and a set at Off Limits Festival in Naucalpan, Mexico last week, expect new live dates for WOLFBRIGADE to post over the coming months.

The Enemy: Reality – Track Listing:

  1. Sum Of All Vices
  2. Fire Untamed
  3. The Wolfman
  4. Hammer To The Skull
  5. Narcissistic Breed
  6. Nightmare Of Wolves
  7. Doomsday Dominion
  8. Wells Of Despair
  9. Human Beast
  10. Hunt The Hunter

WOLFBRIGADE:

Jocke Rydbjer – guitar

Micke Dahl – vocals

Erik Norberg – guitar

Johan Erken – bass

Tommy Storback – drums

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More band & record label info:

http://www.facebook.com/lycanthropunks

http://southernlord.bandcamp.com

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE WOLFBRIGADE.

STONE.

KING DIAMOND – Announces North American Tour Dates With Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats Plus Idle Hands

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 19, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

KING DIAMOND will embark on a North American headlining tour later year. The trek will commence on November 2nd and run through December 4th. Support will be provided by Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats and Idle Hands.

Comments KING DIAMOND, “Watch out North America, we are coming for you this Winter. I’m very proud to bring two special and amazing guests to you. Their names are Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, plus Idle Hands. Make an appointment now… kingdiamondcoven.com.”

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats notes, “As the long nights draw in and the temperatures drop, I can’t think of a better artist to creep around North America with than the legendary KING DIAMOND. You’ll all be in for a treat…See you there!”

Adds Idle Hands, “Touring with the iconic KING DIAMOND is nothing short of a dream and we are excited to make it a reality.”

See all confirmed dates below. VIP packages with KING DIAMOND are available for the first time ever on this tour. Visit kingdiamondcoven.com to purchase your ticket or VIP upgrade now.

KING DIAMOND will be touring in support of The Institute, his first studio album in twelve years! Fans can expect the debut single to arrive this Fall and an album in 2020; in the meantime, a tour teaser with a sneak peak of the new stage set can be viewed below or at: youtu.be/AdoUczDwKh4

KING DIAMOND remarks about the upcoming full-length, “For reasons unknown to you, it is clear that you have no way of making it to The Institute on your own at this point. Therefore, we will bring The Institute to you. You don’t want to miss this special opportunity for treatment only we can give you. It could be for your own good, you know…”

KING DIAMOND w/ Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Idle Hands:

11/02/2019 Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX

11/04/2019 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

11/05/2019 Dr. Phillips Center – Orlando, FL

11/07/2019 Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY

11/08/2019 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

11/10/2019 The Tower Theater – Philadelphia, PA

11/11/2019 The Lyric – Baltimore, MD

11/12/2019 M-Telus – Montreal, QC

11/14/2019 The Fillmore – Detroit, MI

11/15/2019 The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

11/16/2019 The Palace Theatre – Louisville, KY

11/18/2019 The Riviera – Chicago, IL

11/19/2019 Palace Theater – Minneapolis, MN

11/22/2019 The Fillmore – Denver, CO

11/23/2019 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

11/25/2019 The Paramount – Seattle, WA

11/26/2019 The Schnitzer – Portland, OR

11/27/2019 The Queen Elizabeth – Vancouver, BC

11/29/2019 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA

12/01/2019 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

12/02/2019 Magnolia – San Diego, CA

12/03/2019 The Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA

12/04/2019 Comerica – Phoenix, AZ

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND

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THE CONVALESCENCE – Begins Tour On Friday, May 17th

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

Tour starts this Friday!! Make sure you get your tickets in advance at http://tconband.com/tour-dates/

5.17 – Lima, OH @ Groamy’s
5.18 – Hamtramck, MI @ The New Dodge Lounge
5.19 – Chicago, IL @ Live Wire Lounge
5.20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
5.21 – Duluth, MN @ The Red Herring Lounge
5.22 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Big’s Bar
5.23 – Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway
5.25 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma w/Korn
5.26 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma w/Disturbed
5.27 – St.Louis, MO @ Fubar
5.28 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
5.29 – Bloomington, IL @ Nightshop
5.30 – Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
5.31 – Akron, OH @ Empire Concert Club
6.01 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Papa Pete’s w/Filth
6.02 – New Haven, IN @ Carl’s Tavern
6.04 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost w/Oceano, AngelMaker
6.05 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room w/Oceano, Angelmaker

Source: The Convalescence

LONG LIVE THE CONVALESCENCE.

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SEPOLCRO – Italian Death Metallers To Release New EP “Amorphous Mass” May 15th

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

Unholy Domain Records and Dismal Fate Records are proud to present SEPOLCRO’s new EP, “Amorphous Mass”, on CD, LP and MC format. Release date is set for 15th May, 2019.

Hailing from the extreme metal hotbed of Northern Italy, old school death metallers SEPOLCRO have amounted a sizable arsenal in their years of existence. Following a couple of demos and a split came the “2011 – 2018” compilation on Sevared Records in 2018.

So impressed by their unbridled intensity and ceaselessly roiling rage, Unholy Domain Records and Dismal Fate Records are now releasing the new firestorm entitled “Amorphous Mass” on a worldwide scale.

SEPOLCRO honor their forebears as well as other death metal peers with a heavy and dark surge that duly smashes everything in its path.

Check out the title track “Amorphous Mass” RIGHT HERE or below:

Track List:

1. The Malevolent Mist
2. Sulphurous Eruption From The Depths
3. Unnamed Dimension
4. An Ancient Summoning
5. Amorphous Mass

Recorded and Mixed November / December 2018 at Dismal Fate’s Crypt by Hannes.
Mastered by Hannes.
Art by Cesar Valladares.
All Music and Lyrics by SEPOLCRO.

SEPOLCRO:

Hannes – Drums and Vocals
Simone – Guitars and Vocals
Nor – Bass

facebook.com/Sepolcrodeathmetal

facebook.com/UnholyDomainRecs

unholydomainrecords.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/Dismal-FateRecords

Source:

LONG LIVE SEPOLCRO.

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PALE MARE – Announce Canadian Tour

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 13, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Toronto heavy metallers Pale Mare are excited to announce a nine-stop Canadian tour this May, following a late April performance in their home city.  Catch Pale Mare on the following dates:

  • April 19 – Toronto, ON @ Coalition
  • May 9 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Murdoch
  • May 10 – Montreal, QC @ L’Escogriffe
  • May 11 – Quebec City @ Scanner Bistro
  • May 14 – Charlettown, PEI @ Babas
  • May 15 – Halifax, NS @ RadStorm (AA show)
  • May 16 – Sydney, NS @ Governors Pub
  • May 17 –  St John, NB @ The Panic Room
  • May 18 – Halifax, NS @ Gus’s Pub
  • May 19 – Fredericton NB @ The Capital

About Pale Mare
Pale Mare is a Toronto-based heavy metal band, born out of the desire to play music that is loud, aggressive, and full of thick groovy riffs.  The band released their self-titled EP in November of 2017 through Medusa Crush Records and was met with high praise from the likes of Metal Hammer, Exclaim!, and many more.

Having provided local support for Eyehategod, Corrosion of Conformity, Windhand, Satans Satyres, Weedeater, Serial Hawk, Black Wizard, King Buffalo, Set and Setting and Perturbator, Pale Mare have established themselves in their home town of Toronto as a massive force to be reckoned with, and have attracted a loyal fan base through relentlessly crushing live performances. Their sound has been likened to early Baroness, High On Fire, Mastodon, and Black Tusk; full of fire, attitude, brimstone, tone, and soul.

Praise for Pale Mare
“Sounding like Motorhead developing a penchant for doom, this self-titled EP is raw, heavy and filthy in the best possible way.” — Metal Hammer

“You guys are bad, man. Baaad” – Pepper Keenan (C.O.C.)

Connect With Pale Mare:

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE PALE MARE.

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Blackened Thrash Band WIDOWER To Release “Cataclysmic Sorcery” via Black Market Metal Label

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Blackened thrash metal scourge WIDOWER is set to unleash their first-ever full-length album, Cataclysmic Sorcery. This nine-track hellstorm delivers an unrelenting battery of rapid-fire drumming, dueling guitar harmonies, tortured screams and pummeling thrash rhythms. With sadistic intensity, WIDOWER blur the lines of black metal, death and thrash.

The band recently launched the premiere of album track “Cosmic Holocaust.” Stream it now at widoweratx.bandcamp.com/track/cosmic-holocaust or below:

“WIDOWER doesn’t fuck around” – Cadaver Garden

Black Market Metal Label and WIDOWER will release Cataclysmic Sorcery on CD, digital, cassette and LP on May 24.

Track Listing:

  1. House of the Lord
  2. Into the Crypt
  3. Hell Sent
  4. Bestial Endowment
  5. Mandatory Immolation
  6. Fornicate Upon Mass Graves
  7. Tree of Ignorance
  8. Cosmic Holocaust
  9. Forgotten Realm

WIDOWER:

Jimmy “Corpsetoucher” Byam – Guitar, Vocals

Danny Rabon – Guitar, Vocals

Jake Holmes – Bass, Backing Vocals

Sterling Junkin – Drums

Pre-order Cataclysmic Sorcery at:

blackmarketmetallabel.bigcartel.com/product/widower-cataclysmic-sorcery

widoweratx.bandcamp.com/album/cataclysmic-sorcery

Over the course of eight years, this Austin, Texas-based band has released three acclaimed EPs, laid waste to stages across the U.S. and contributed two songs to the film “Zero Charisma.” Cataclysmic Sorcery is the first WIDOWER release to feature drummer Sterling Junkin (Venereal Baptism, Narcotic Wasteland) and bassist Jake Holmes (Churchacide, In Oblivion).

More label & band info:

facebook.com/widoweratx

www.blackmarketmetal.net

blackmarketmetallabel.bigcartel.com

facebook.com/blackmarketmetal

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE WIDOWER.

STONE.

METALOCALYPSTICK: Canada’s Premier Women Focused Metal Festival Announces 2019 Lineup w/ Lost Nebula, Interitum, Massive Scar Era and more!

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

Happening on: June 29-30 – Lone Butte, BC

Lone Butte, BC, Canada will once again be shaken by the sounds of heavy metal on Canada Day weekend with the 2019 edition of Metalocalypstick Festival. Over the course of the weekend, 22 bands will take the stage, each featuring at least one woman in a show of feminine power across metal, punk and rock.

This year, bands from Canada, Tasmania, Mexico, Egypt and USA will gather for the one of a kind festival in the Canadian wilds. The non-profit organization is dedicated to giving back to the community and donating 100% of the proceeds to local charities including Girls Rock Camp and the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter. Each year an independent band is also sponsored by the festival to further their musical pursuits.

Spotify Playlist here – Festival Digital Sampler of 2019 Performing Bands – Metal Queens Vol. 3

Promo video (clips from 2017):

The lineup for 2019 includes:

Attack The Fire (Vancouver)
Call Of The Siren (Edmonton)
Chaos Century (Vancouver)
Crimson Caliber (Medicine Hat)
Fallen Stars (Vancouver)
Forsaken Rite (Edmonton)
Interitum (Launceston, Tasmania)
Kayas (Vancouver)
Kelevra (Regina)
Kosm (Vancouver)
Lost Nebula (Hermosillo, Mexico)
Massive Scar Era (Vancouver/ Cairo, Egypt)
Obsidian (Vancouver)
Ophelia Falling (Vancouver)
Orchestry (BC)
Sins Of Sorrow (Edmonton)
Siren’s Rain (Puget Sound, USA)
Subterranea (Toronto)
Sugar Wash (Edmonton)
The Shit Talkers (Vancouver)
Violent Betty (Saskatoon)
The Vth Circle (Vancouver)

Tickets for the event and more information is available through the official website: http://metalocalypstickfest.rocks/

About:

Featured in publications such as Metal Hammer and Billboard, Metalocalypstick Fest not only celebrates women in metal but also gives back to the community. Formed in 2016 as a non-profit organization, they are dedicated to raising funds and donating 100% of proceeds to local charities Girls Rock Camp, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, and Earth Protectors plus they sponsor an independent band picked by Metalocalypstick Fest judges.

The festival was founded by Kaija Kinney of Vancouver’s Anarcheon after researching a lack of female based metal festivals to apply her band to, Kinney took matters into in her own and decided to produce the event.

“This festival means the celebration of both sexes coming together and creating something amazing. People like to say women in metal aren’t a big deal anymore and that we are all the same. I feel that is untrue, this is still a male dominated world and woman are still looked as lesser. I want to showcase all these bad ass ladies and celebrate the differences of men and woman rather than pretend we are all equal. Truth is we are different why can’t we celebrate that?” says Kinney.

Festival Location:
Lone Butte Community Hall
5994 Hwy. 24
Lone Butte, BC

Links:
Billboard Magazine: Canada’s Metalocalypstick Fest Will Celebrate Women in Rock While Giving Back 
Vancouver Sun: Metalocalypstick Festival showcases women of metal
FB: www.facebook.com/metalocalypstickfest

2019 Partners:

Absolute Underground Mag
Atonita Draws
Asher Media Relations
Broken Neck Radio
Exclaim!
Metal Devastation Radio
Metal Master Kingdom
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Prairie Fire Events
PureGrainAudio
Pure Rock Radio
Whitelf Films

Source:

LONG LIVE METALOCALYPSTICK.

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NOCTIFERIA – Announced To MetalDays 2019 Line-Up!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 6, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Slovenia’s legendary NOCTIFERIA are just confirmed for this year’s Metal Days 2019, going onstage on Tuesday 23rd July! With these underground legends, ALPHA OMEGA Management will bring to the festival in all 11 bands from its roster, which are in alphabetical order: ALTAIR, ANIMAE SILENTES, ATREXIAL, FALLEN ARISE, HYDRA, KAIROS, NOCTIFERIA, NOX VORAGO, SISKA, UNHUMAN INSURRECTION and W.E.B.!

Metal Days 2019 organizer stated:
“This is the last Artist Announcement for 2019, and all we can say is; be ready for the best Summer Metal Party!”

Get more information at https://www.metaldays.net

The updated running order of Alpha Omega roster bands, is the following:

Monday 22nd July
Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister Stage: UNHUMAN INSURRECTION (alongside Arch Enemy, Neurosis etc.)
Bosko Bursac Stage: SISKA (alongside Necrophobic, Dornenreich etc.)

Tuesday 23rd July
Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister Stage: W.E.B. (alongside Architects, Finntroll etc.)
Bosko Bursac Stage: NOCTIFERIA, KAIROS (alongside In The Woods, Tribulation etc.)

Wednesday 24th July
Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister Stage: ALTAIR (alongside Dream Theater, Philip H. Anselmo etc.)
Bosko Bursac Stage: ATREXIAL (alongside Akercocke, Saturnus etc.)

Thursday 25th July
Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister Stage: HYDRA (alongside Demons & Wizards, Hypocrisy etc.)
Bosko Bursac Stage: FALLEN ARISE (alongside God is an Astronaut, Gaahls Wyrd etc.)

Friday 26th July
Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister Stage: NOX VORAGO (alongside Dimmu Borgir, Tarja etc.)
Bosko Bursac Stage: ANIMAE SILENTES (alongside Impaled Nazarene, The Ruins of Beverast etc.)

Official FB Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149599001844843
Tickets: https://www.mhshop-online.com/c381/metaldays-2019

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE NOCTIFERIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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ULCERATE – New Zealand Death Metal Trio Joins Debemur Morti Productions Roster; European Tour To Commence Next Month

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 26, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

New Zealand death metal trio ULCERATE have joined the Debemur Morti Productions roster.

Issues the band of the new union: “We are extremely happy to be moving head-first into this next chapter with a partnership that aligns so clearly with our own vision. Debemur Morti has always been in our peripheral gaze – the attention to detail and high level of curation is second-to-none.”

Death metal has always had roots in themes of humanity, darkness, and oppression, but when ULCERATE formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 2000, their unconventional approach to the genre quickly redefined the meaning of those concepts throughout death metal and beyond. The trio’s distinctive treatment of dynamics alongside in-depth lyrical content established the band as a formidable force long before they became the standard-bearers for a new era of death metal, one defined by meticulous passages of understated melodic sensibilities and jarring, tooth-scraping dissonance.

The band’s inexorable march from 2007’s Of Fracture And Failure (2007) to the unparalleled Shrines Of Paralysis (2016) has been terrifying. And it appears the best is yet to come.

Further details on the band’s as-yet-untitled new full-length will be released in the months to come. In the meantime, don’t miss ULCERATE on their upcoming European tour set to commence April 10th and run through April 21st. The trek includes an appearance on this year’s edition of Roadburn. See all confirmed dates below.

ULCERATE:

4/10/2019 IF Performance Hall Besiktas – Istanbul, TR

4/11/2019 Roadburn Festival 2019 – Tilburg, NL

4/11/2019 B52 The Club – Bucharest, RO

4/12/2019 Armageddon Descends VI – Vilnius, LT

4/17/2019 The Grand Social – Dublin, IE

4/18/2019 Audio – Glasgow, UK

4/19/2019 The Star And Garter – Manchester, UK

4/20/2019 Nambucca – London, UK

4/21/2019 Exchange – Bristol, UK

More band info below:

http://www.ulcerate-official.com

http://www.facebook.com/Ulcerate

http://ulcerate.bandcamp.com

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE ULCERATE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

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THE END A.D. Sign With Fastball Music, To Release New Album In Autumn!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, Punk rock, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 23, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Philadelphia’s female fronted Metal/Hardcore/Punk act THE END A.D. has signed with Fastball Music for the release of the band’s next album, coming out in Autumn 2019!

Stated Fastball Music:
“We’re thrilled to announce the cooperation with Philadelphia’s Female Fronted Metal / Hardcore / Punk band The End A.D. for the release of their upcoming album in autumn this year. More news regarding upcoming singles, videos and the official album release date coming soon…”

The End A.D. was formed in 2014 and has members from some of the filthiest bands to ever plague the city of brotherly love. Ami Friend who is one of the most exciting singers to see live joined The End A.D. on vocals back in May of 2017. The band has already pounded out two releases since Ami joined the band: Their 12-inch color vinyl EP “The Smell of Despair” via Kill Time Records and their split cassette release “Sermon of Violence” with the all female Thrash band Tormentress from Singapore via Hellforced Records.

Get more information at www.fastball-music.de/

Watch “Infinite Jest” Official Video, taken from the band’s debut album “Scorched Earth” (released on August 25, 2017 via Massacre Records):

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE THE END A.D.

STONE.

WALKING CORPSE – Sign To Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; Walking Corpse EP Set For Release On April 19

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 19, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions welcome WALKING CORPSE to the roster with their debut release, Walking Corpse. Hailing from Göteborg Sweden, WALKING CORPSE are a Deathgrind quartet that formed in 2017. Walking Corpse features four unrelenting, uncompromising tracks that fuse Grindcore madness with Death Metal technicality for a malicious medley of controlled chaos.

Walking Corpse showcase frenetic fretwork with disorienting and dissonant riffs, colossal drums featuring head spinning blastbeats, and ear-shredding screams that wake the dead. A non-stop aural assualt for fans of Antigama, Brutal Truth, Cryptopsy, Discordance Axis, Gorguts, Immolation, Morbid Angel, Pig Destroyer, Pyrrhon and Vomitory.

Stream EP track “Trephine” at: https://youtu.be/FhInPoU0sKI

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release Walking Corpse April 19 on CD and digital formats.

Walking Corpse Pre-order info:

Limited Edition CD (100 copies):

www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd191.html

Digital Download:

hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/walking-corpse

T-Shirt:

hpgd.bandcamp.com/merch/walking-corpse-walking-corpse-t-shirt

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions:

www.horrorpaingoredeath.com

hpgd.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE WALKING CORPSE.

STONE.

SACRED REICH – 2019 North American Tour – Dates/Venues Announced

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 4, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

More info: Sacred Reich

LONG LIVE SACRED REICH.

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WITCHKISS ANNOUNCE EAST US TOUR

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

New York doom band WITCHKISS are pleased to announce that they will embark on a tour of the Eastern United States this spring.

The band commented: “This Spring, as we emerge from our winter riff writing hibernation, we will be hitting the road with some new songs and a new bassist as well. We will be playing some killer shows with our friends in CASTLE, BACKWOODS PAYBACK, SHADOW WITCH, CLAMFIGHT and YATRA along with a slew of other bands that were looking forward to jamming with for the first time also!

Along this run we will be hitting a bunch of rad places we’ve played already, new spots in DC, NH, RI and NY and a stop at the New England Stoner & Doom Fest! We are Beyond Stoked! Hope to see you in the Spring!”

All dates will be in support of the band’s 2018 album The Austere Curtains Of Our Eyes which was released last year.

Listen to the album here: https://witchkiss.bandcamp.com/

Tour Dates:

April 24 – The Anchor – Kingston, NY

April 30 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

May 01 – Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC

May 02 – The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY

May 03 – New England Stoner & Doom Fest – Jewett City, CT

May 04 – News Cafe – Pawtucket, RI

May 05 – The Bungalow Bar – Manchester, NH

June 06 – Ralphs Rock Diner – Worcester, MA

June 07 – Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME

June 08 – Dusk – Providence, RI

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE WITCHKISS.

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SPIRITS OF FIRE – Release First Single & Video “Light Speed Marching” – Debut Album Out February 22nd!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

In Summer 2017, TESTAMENT’s Steve Di Giorgio teamed up with Tim “Ripper” Owens, Chris Caffery and Mark Zonder, for a new musical project, SPIRITS OF FIRE! This outstanding supergroup has announced the release date  for their self-titled debut album, to be February 22, 2019, via Frontiers Music Srl, unleashing also the first single & video, “Light Speed Marching” from the album.

Watch “Light Speed Marching” video, here:

https://youtu.be/Cg1gzFPAhcM

Pre-order the album on CD/LP/Digital HERE: http://radi.al/SpiritsofFire

North American fans can get LIMITED EDITION, exclusive red color vinyl & collector’s box (feat. CD + T-Shirt – Size L ONLY) HERE: https://frontiersrecords.pmstores.co/ These are limited to 100 each and this is the only retailer in North America carrying these items.

European fan can get the same items HERE: https://bit.ly/2RXvA0Q

Frontiers Music Srl is known for building new bands/projects featuring musicians of outstanding quality and who come from unique backgrounds. After an intense brainstorming session, a dream team of renowned metal musicians including Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death (Official), etc.) and Mark Zonder (ex Fates Warning, Warlord) was born and put together under the direction of renowned LA-based producer Roy Z. (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Tribe Of Gypsies).

Called SPIRITS OF FIRE (after the title of one of their songs), the band has completed work on their debut album which is set for release on February 22nd via Frontiers Music Srl. The music can best be described as “classic Priest meets Savatage”.

Guitarist Chris Caffery on his influences for the record and working with Roy Z:

“My influences for writing on this record were the bands that we were and are still in! I wanted to write songs that [Judas] Priest, Savatage, Testament, and Fates Warning fans would like. But, I wanted them to have a personality of their own as well. To give it a vibe that was SPIRITS OF FIRE! I grew up listening to Judas Priest and spent 30 plus years working with Jon Oliva and Paul O’Neill with Savatage and TSO. Many years playing Criss’ music. These influences for me came naturally! Especially because I’m a fan of all of our bands!

This was the first time that I ever worked with Roy and it was so much fun. I have been a huge fan of his work for a long time. He’s written music, played on, and produced some of my favorite metal albums ever. He had a difficult job bringing this all together and I can’t think of anyone that would have been a better producer and co-worker for this album!”

“I always just sing to the song, whatever I feel it should be. It’s like a character thing! I like layers! This music is really perfect for me and in my natural wheel house. I like to sing all over the place and change it up and this all happens on this album. This is just the start of an amazing band, I mean sky is the limit and I actually can’t wait to record the next album, because this one is so great and perfect,” says vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens.

Drummer Mark Zonder adds about his playing and writing process, “I am the kind of player that plays what I think fits best with the music. With SPIRITS OF FIRE, the music was more aggressive and hard hitting which I really liked. Again, I tried to be very mindful of the song and the vocals, but tried to add parts that were interesting and creative for the listener.”

Track Listing:
1. Light Speed Marching
2. Temple of the Soul
3. All Comes Together
4. Spirits of Fire
5. It’s Everywhere
6. A Game
7. Dispensable
8. Meet Your End
9. Never to Return
10. The Path
11. Alone in the Darkness

Get more information at https://www.facebook.com/SpiritsOfFireBand

Source: ALPHA OMEGA Management

LONG LIVE SPIRITS OF FIRE.

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PIAH MATER SIGN WITH CODE666

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

Brazilian progressive death metal band PIAH MATER are pleased to announce that they have signed with legendary Italian label code666 to release their forthcoming album The Wandering Daughter on October 5th 2018.

Vocalist Luiz Felipe Netto commented: “Code666 has been the cradle of many great bands that went on to later become household names in their niche. We are very honored by this opportunity and looking forward to seize it in the best possible way.”

He further explains that “Although it’s not a concept album per se, “The Wandering Daughter” does have a common theme throughout its entirety, a thread that connects its 6 songs into a sensorial unity. On a musical level, we aimed for that feeling of being taken on a journey, with its many pitfalls and climaxes along the record’s 56 minutes of play. Lyric-wise, that thread would be the relationship between man/ woman and nature. I understand that, at a first glance, this is not exactly groundbreaking territory for a band to explore in their songs, plenty of artists have delved into this topic before. But I do believe that, when crafting lyrics, perspective is everything and that the way this subject is presented stems from a very genuine and intimate place. I hope that comes across to the listeners as well.”

More information will be available soon.

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE PIAH MATER.

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MASS DESTRUCTION FEST 2018 – Event Info

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Following the success of the inaugural version in 2017, MASS DESTRUCTION FESTIVAL will return to Atlanta for a second installment in November 2018. This year’s bill will span two days and include headliners TERRORIZER and NASTY SAVAGE.

Fest co-organizer Amos Rifkin commented:

“Our inaugural event was a huge step forward in establishing ourselves as a legitimate heavy metal festival, we hope to build on last’s year’s experiences and success and continue to grow this into something bigger and better every year.”

Co-organizer Cody Martin further commented:

“Last year was a dream come true for me and I had an absolute blast, a feeling that was palpable from the audience and bands alike! A second year was absolutely mandatory. We’re going full steam ahead.”

Preliminary line-up:

FRIDAY:
Nasty Savage (headliner)
The Chasm
FIN
Abysmal Lord 
Hellgoat
+ TBA

SATURDAY:
Terrorizer
The Accused AD
Kommandant
Perdition Temple
+ TBA

Pre-order tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/MDMF2018

More information will be announced in the near future. In the meantime go to Mass Destruction Metal Fest

Source:

Dewar PR

LONG LIVE METAL.

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THE FACELESS “In Becoming A Ghost” US Tour Commences On June 26 In Seattle, Washington

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 14, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

The Faceless - In Becoming A Ghost - US Tour - flyer - 2018 - #33MO33ILMG332

California’s Death Metal warriors, THE FACELESS, will be embarking on their US Tour this Summer, on June 26th in Seattle, Washington! Touring to support their new cranium cracking studio album, In Becoming A Ghost, THE FACELESS will be touring across the US, from June to August.

Take my Metal word for it, THE FACELESS are extremely brutal on stage; and with their supporting cast of bands, this tour will prove to be an epic Death Metal experience! Metal Be Thy Name – Stone.

From The Faceless facebook:

We are proud to announce the In Becoming A Ghost US Tour w/ Lorna Shore, Dyscarnate, NOMVDIC, Dead Eyes Always Dreaming, and The Convalescence. We are very excited to be heading back to some of our favorite cities. Spread the word!

THE FACELESS:

Michael Keene – Guitar/Vocals
Ken Sorceron – Vocals
Justin McKinney – Guitar
Bryce Butler – Drums

For more info: The Faceless

LONG LIVE THE FACELESS.

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