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TURN COLD – Announce East Coast Tour With ALL HELL And Release New EP

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Atlanta crossover neanderthals TURN COLD, in conspiracy with Asheville black thrash maniacs ALL HELL, are pleased to announce a summer spectacle of heavy metal madness across the circle pits of the east coast. This July – HELL FREEZES OVER.

Their latest eponymous EP is another unapologetic homage to classic thrash and hardcore. No neck is safe from the weekend bangover.

Listen to the EP: https://turncold.bandcamp.com/album/2022-ep

Tour Dates:
7/8 West Columbia, SC – Art Bar
7/9 Chapel Hill, NC – The Cave
7/10 Washington, DC – Pie Shop
7/11 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
7/12 Brooklyn, NY – St Vitus
7/13 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
7/14 Richmond, VA – Banditos
7/15 Asheville, NC – Odditorium
7/16 Atlanta, GA – Boggs Social Supply

Atlanta Based TURN COLD:
Brett – Guitar
Sten- Vocals
Matt – Drums
Twitch – Bass
Matt – Guitar

TURN COLD:
https://www.instagram.com/turnt.cold/

ALL HELL:
https://www.facebook.com/allhellband
https://www.instagram.com/allhellband/
https://allhell.bandcamp.com

Source: C Squared Music

ONSLAUGHT – TO BE INDUCTED INTO METAL HALL OF FAME AT MARYLAND DEATHFEST 2022!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Clifton, NJ, May 2022 – British Thrash Metal pioneers Onslaught will be Inducted into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame, during their on-stage performance at Maryland Deathfest, May 28, 2022.

Now celebrating their 40th year, U.K Thrash legends Onslaught are one of the most ferocious, 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 its path to become a major influence for many metal generations to follow.

Since reforming in 2005 the band have performed countless shows in no less than 70 different countries across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the metal scene today. Onslaught also have the enviable kudos of being the first International thrash band to perform in Vietnam and Lebanon respectively.

5 critically acclaimed albums were released between 2007 & 2015 – Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI / Live at the Slaughterhouse – with millions of streams between them. Onslaught have taken their sound to a whole new level of brutality with the release of the latest opus Generation Antichrist in August 2020. The album charted successfully in the USA, the UK, Europe and Asia.

Produced by Grammy award winning Engineer Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah / In Flames / Behemoth) Generation Antichrist gathered huge international acclaim, with many renowned rock and metal pundits declaring it the album of the year.

“We are excited to Induct British thrash metal pioneers Onslaught into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame during their performance on stage at Maryland Deathfest,” says Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “Thrash Metal is a crucial part of the entire spectrum of Heavy Metal, and also a huge foundation for the Metal Hall of Fame. We are very proud to have Onslaught represent this genre that we all love so much.”

About the Metal Hall of Fame
The Metal Hall of Fame is a volunteer non-profit organization that enshrines forever, those Legendary musicians, artists, and music industry executives who are responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Gala every January.

The Metal Hall of Fame is a Volunteer Organization, and part of the 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). Numerous Celebrities, Law Enforcement Agencies, Sports Stars, Doctors, School Systems, and Veterans Hospitals join with D.A.D. to bring music programs to help special needs children and wounded veterans in community centers and health facilities throughout the United States. 100% of the profits from all D.A.D. and Metal Hall of Fame events are dedicated to this great cause.

The Metal Hall of Fame Voting Process is derived by fans of all genres of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, along with the Metal Hall of Fame voting committee. Fans cast their vote all year round for their favorite artists, bands, producers, and industry executives via the Metal Hall of Fame website at www.metalhalloffame.org.

Source: AFM Records

LONG LIVE ONSLAUGHT.

LONG LIVE THE METAL HALL OF FAME.

VIO-LENCE – Bay Area Thrash Icons To Kick Off US Spring Tour With Coroner And Exciter

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Gene Ambo

Bay Area thrash icons VIOLENCE are readying to kick off a stretch of live shows this weekend with Swiss thrash legends, Coroner. The journey begins May 21st with a pair of shows at Reggies in Chicago. Exciter and Lich King join the run for some select shows leading up to VIOLENCE’s performance at Maryland Deathfest. In June, the band will play a trio of shows in Oakland, Seattle, and Portland. In August, VIOLENCE will perform in San Diego and Los Angeles before pillaging the stage at this year’s edition of Psycho Las Vegas! See all confirmed dates below.

VIOLENCE:
5/21/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Coroner
5/22/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Coroner
5/24/2022 Middle East – Boston, MA w/ Coroner, Exciter, Lich King
5/25/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Coroner, Exciter, Lich King
5/26/2022 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY w/ Coroner, Exciter, Lich King
5/27/2022 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD
6/05/2022 Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland
6/10/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
6/11/2022 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
8/16/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
8/17/2022 Catch One – Los Angeles, CA
8/19/2022 Psycho Las Vegas @ Resorts World – Las Vegas, NV

An integral part of the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal scene was, and still is, the quintet known as VIOLENCE. Formed in 1985, they entered that scene with the intentions of being the most aggressive band that scene had to offer, always delivering a devastating live show complete with vicious mosh pits and constant stage diving by their faithful following, and a nonstop dose of adrenaline delivered by the band. Even though they had not performed since 2003, their frantic style of thrash metal still appeals to metalheads globally. Now they’re reformed and back with their intense live performance and their frantic music.

Joining original members Perry Strickland (drums), Sean Killian (vocals) and Phil Demmel (guitars) are legendary artists Bobby Gustafson (guitars) and Christian Olde Wolbers (bass), creating a formidable five-some ready to take the world by the throat.

The band recently issued their Let The World Burn EP via Metal Blade Records. The five-song EP showcases the band’s first new material in twenty-nine years and fully delivers on the classic VIOLENCE sound. “That came very naturally,” states founding guitarist Phil Demmel. “I hadn’t written a lot of thrash in the past seventeen years or so but being the main songwriter for the band over the years I wanted that sound, I wanted that mid-‘80s raw thing, but I also wanted to capture our signature notes and structures and stuff like that.”

Elaborates vocalist Sean Killian, “Each song has its own individual sound, they are all very thrash metal, there are grinding riffs, technical riffs, and plenty of speed. The lyrics are written freely with no restrictions and without compromise while the vocal patterns are typically unusual and delivered with a multitude of emotions.”

Let The World Burn was tracked in Trident Studios in Pacheco, California by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Exodus), mixed by Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity, Heaven Shall Burn), and mastered by Ted Jensen (Alice In Chains, Death Angel) with Demmel tracking his solos at home.

Preview and purchase Let The World BurnHERE.

VIOLENCE:
Sean Killian – vocals
Perry Strickland – drums
Phil Demmel – guitars
Bobby Gustafson – guitars
Christian Olde Wolbers – bass

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.instagram.com/vio_lence_band

http://www.metalblade.com

LONG LIVE VIO-LENCE.

CULTØ – Italian Melodic Death Metallers Sign With Time To Kill Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Italian melodic death metallers CULTØ have signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of their debut album “Of the Sun”.

Watch for more details on the album, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming activities to be posted shortly.

CULTØ combine a number of genres and influences, ranging from In Flames to Bloodbath and Septicflesh, filtered through a prism of metallic extremity. The result is fierce melodic death metal, mixing the best of old and new school into their own sound.

Line-up:

Dave – Vocals
Panta – Drums
Ema – Guitars
BT – Bass
John Pino Lisi – Guitars

CULTØ:

https://www.facebook.com/Cultzeroband

https://www.instagram.com/cultzeroband/

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/timetokillrecords/

LONG LIVE CULTØ.

LASTBREATH – Sardinian Hardcore Stalwarts Sign With Time To Kill Records

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on May 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Sardinian hardcore stalwarts LASTBREATH have signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of their debut album “Vendetta”.

Watch for more details on the album, new tour updates and more news on other upcoming activities to be posted shortly.

LASTBREATH is a hardcore band based in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Formed in 2017 from members of local bands Gold Kids, Stigmalized and Riflesso, the band released their first DIY EP “Thousand Traitors” in June 2019. In October 2020 they returned to the studio to record a split EP with Earthfall – “Values Never Die” – released via UK label Mark My Words Records. After the Covid-19 pandemic, LASTBREATH are now ready to release their first full-length “Vendetta”

Line-up:

Matteo Montis – Vocals
Leonardo Lantini – Guitar
Mirko Pistidda – Bass
Mirco Melis – Drums

LASTBREATH:

https://lastbreath19.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/lastbreath.cahc/

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/timetokillrecords/

https://www.timetokill-records.com/

PRIMAL FEAR – To Release Deluxe Edition Of Self-Titled Debut Album On July 15th Via Atomic Fire; Lyric Video For Classic Track “Chainbreaker” Unveiled

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 14, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

PRIMAL FEAR 1998 photo by Rainer Ill

Founded by bassist Mat Sinner and vocalist Ralf Scheepers, and completed by guitarist Tom Naumann and drummer Klaus Sperling, German metal commandos PRIMAL FEAR began to pave their way to the top of the scene in 1997. They’ve released thirteen studio albums and have played countless shows around the globe with relentless passion over the last twenty-five years. The band hit #7 of the German album charts (PRIMAL FEAR’s highest entry in their home country so far) and more top positions in other countries with their most recent offering, 2020’s Metal Commando. And there’s no end in sight as the band is already working on material for their next album.

Before the group enters the studio again and in celebration of their twenty-five-year anniversary, PRIMAL FEAR will release a deluxe version of their highly-praised self-titled debut album from 1998 — remastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Denmark and featuring three bonus tracks as well as an extended booklet featuring liner notes and many photos from the band archives — on July 15th via Atomic Fire.

As a first glimpse of the record’s refreshed sound, watch a brand-new lyric video for hit song “Chainbreaker” off Primal Fear, which was crafted by Gabriel Management, at THIS LOCATION. Stream and download the track HERE.

Preorder the album on CD, LP, and digitally at THIS LOCATION. Subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube and listen to “Chainbreaker” in the AFR New Releases playlist HERE.

The album, which contains guest appearances by Kai Hansen (guitars; Helloween, Gammy Ray etc.) and Frank Rössler (additional keyboards), was originally recorded at House Of Music Studios, produced by founding member Mat Sinner, supported by Tom Naumann and Ralf Scheepers, and engineered by Achim Köhler. The iconic artwork was designed by Stephan Lohrmann who also cooperated with PRIMAL FEAR for their latest studio album and other parts of their back catalog.

Primal Fear (Deluxe Edition; Remastered) Track Listing:

  1. Primal Fear
  2. Chainbreaker
  3. Silver & Gold
  4. Promised Land
  5. Formula One
  6. Dollars
  7. Nine Lives
  8. Tears Of Rage
  9. Speedking
  10. Battalions Of Hate
  11. Running In The Dust
  12. Thunderdome
    Bonus Tracks:
  13. Breaker (Accept Cover)
  14. Chainbreaker (live)
  15. Running In The Dust (live)

View PRIMAL FEAR’s previously released videos for “I Will Be Gone” [feat. Tarja Turunen] HERE, “The Lost & The Forgotten” HERE, “Hear Me Calling” HERE, “I Am Alive” HERE, and “Along Came The Devil” HERE.

PRIMAL FEAR:
Ralf Scheepers – vocals
Mat Sinner – bass, vocals
Tom Naumann – guitars
Alexander Beyrodt – guitars
Magnus Karlsson – guitars
Michael Ehré – drums

http://www.primalfear.de

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE PRIMAL FEAR.

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY – Sign With SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of aggressive metal maelstrom, DEAD BY WEDNESDAY. With a track record of punishing albums, and endless touring we couldn’t be more psyched to have DEAD BY WEDNESDAY on our roster.

This signing also marks the first release under a partnership with independent metal label, Mindsnap Music. This joint move will help bring new growth to both labels, with a focus on giving bands even greater attention while pushing the boundaries of heavy music.

“Our plan from day one has been to work with a broad spectrum of artists. Many different shades of heavy. So your gonna see our roster grow to reflect that. The time is right. Signing DEAD BY WEDNESDAY and working together with Mindsnap Music is a great step forward. DEAD BY WEDNESDAY have a work ethic, second to none. And this album is blistering. It’s loud. It’s aggressive, and I fucking love it!” –Scott Harrington (Salt Of The Earth Records)

“I’m super excited to be working with one of my longtime friends in the business Scott Harrington. If anyone knows how to make stuff happen, it’s this guy! So with our crazy work ethic and his drive with his label, Salt Of The Earth Records, our union will be nothing short of epic! Merging Mindsnap Music with Salt Of The Earth Records and coming together for the release of our new Dead By Wednesday album “Capital Conspiracy” will be a complete powerhouse!” – Opus (drums/DBW)

“These tracks embody the resilience of our tribe to embrace the challenges of the pandemic and world crisis and manifest a formidable cohesive audio annihilation. The album encompasses the peak of DBW’s creative heaviness. Earworms abound!” – Dave Sharpe

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy North American Release Date: 7/24/22. European Release Date: 8/26/22

Preorder Now: 

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy Vinyl:

saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/784203

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy Compact Disc:

saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/784205

Digital Downloads & Streaming:

www.MindsnapMusic.com

deadbywednesday.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

HATRIOT – Issue Lyric Video For New Single “Hymn For The Wicked”

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

US thrashers HATRIOT have released “Hymn For The Wicked”, the first single from their upcoming album “The Vale Of Shadows” today!

Watch the accompanying lyric video on https://youtu.be/ILdtx99k0jg

Listen to the single here » https://bfan.link/hymn-for-the-wicked-single

“The Vale Of Shadows” is the 4th studio album of the band, and will be released on July 22, 2022 via Massacre Records.

It’s already available to pre-order here: https://lnk.to/thevaleofshadows

The album will be available as CD Digipak, limited edition vinyl LP as well as in digital formats.

HATRIOT‘s new album “The Vale Of Shadows” covers topics such as personal growth, pent-up aggression, the Black Plague, serial killers, and a disturbing dark world.

HATRIOT – The Vale Of Shadows
CD Digipak:

  1. Horns & Halos
  2. The Hate Inside
  3. Forceful Balance
  4. Verminous And Vile
  5. Clemency Denied
  6. The Twenty Fifth Hour
  7. Only Red Remains
  8. Mark Of The Tyrant
  9. Vale Of Shadows
  10. Murderous Tranquility
  11. Hymn For The Wicked

On-Line:
https://www.facebook.com/hatriot

Source: Massacre Records

LONG LIVE HATRIOT.

WITNESSES – To Release “The Holy Water EP”

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

WITNESSES, the cross-genre project of multi instrumentalist Greg Schwan, is set to release The Holy Water EP on July 15th, 2022.

The Holy Water EP marks a new chapter in WITNESSES’ doom metal sound–slowing the pace further, enhancing the atmosphere, and for the first time bringing long-time collaborator Gabbi Coenen into the metal side of the project. Thematically, the EP explores Bram Stoker’s Dracula characters Lucy Westenra and Mina Harker, imagining the characters from different perspectives.

Listen to the first single “Borgo Pass”: https://witnesses-nyc.bandcamp.com/album/the-holy-water-ep

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Source: C Squared Music

HELLOWEEN – To Release New “Best Time” Vinyl Single On May 20th Via Atomic Fire – United Forces European Tour With HammerFall To Commence This Week

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

Photo by Martin Häusler

HELLOWEEN will release a special vinyl single titled “Best Time” via Atomic Fire on May 20th. The single features a 2022 remix of its title track on side A as well as an exclusive alternative vocal remix of the song on side B.

Find “Best Time” preorders at THIS LOCATION.

Purchase the band’s 2021 self-titled full-length in various formats as well as other records and merchandise at the Atomic Fire Records webshop HERE.

HELLOWEEN’s “Best Time” single comes in celebration of the band’s awaited United Forces European tour with HammerFall, set to begin this Wednesday, May 4th, at Manchester Academy in the UK. The band’s full upcoming itinerary can be found below.

HELLOWEEN w/ HammerFall:
5/04/2022 Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK
5/05/2022 Brixton Academy – London, UK
6/23/2022 Hellfest – Clisson, FR*
6/28/2022 Papp László Sportaréna – Budapest, HU
6/29/2022 Gasometer – Vienna, AT
6/30/2022 O2 Arena – Prague, CZ
7/02/2022 Olympic Fields – Zvolenská Slatina, SK
7/16/2022 Metal Paradise – Fuengirola, ES *
8/27/2022 Ippodromo Snai San Siro – Milan, IT *

8/28/2022 Riverside Open Air – Aarburg, CH *
8/30/2022 L’Olympia – Paris, FR*
8/31/2022 Le Transbordeur – Lyon, FR*
9/08/2022 Verti Music Hall – Berlin, DE
9/09/2022 Donau-Arena – Regensburg, DE
9/10/2022 Brose Arena – Bamberg, DE
9/13/2022 013 – TilburgM NL
9/14/2022 Rockhal – Luxembourg, LU
9/16/2022 Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – Stuttgart, DE
9/18/2022 MCK – Katowice, PL
9/22/2022 Centro de Eventos Pedregal – San José, CR
9/24/2022 Arena CDMX – Mexico City, MX
9/27/2022 Coliseo General Rumiñahui – Quito, EC
9/29/2022 Movistar Arena – Bogotá, CO

10/02/2022 Estadio Luna Park – Buenos Aires, AR
10/04/2022 Movistar Arena – Santiago de Chile, CL
10/06/2022 Arena Eurobike – Ribeirão Preto, BR
10/08/2022 Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, BR
10/09/2022 Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, BR
10/13/2022 Arena Armeec – Sofia, BG
12/09/2022 Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, DE
12/11/2022 bigBOX – Kempten, DE
12/13/2022 The Hall – Zurich, CH
2/03/2023 Sant Jordi Club – Barcelona, ES
2/04/2023 WiZink Center – Madrid, ES
4/28/2023 Sentrum Scene – Madrid, ES
4/29/2023 Partille Arena – Gothenburg, SE
5/01/2023 Black Box – Helsinki, FI
5/02/2023 Noblessneri Valukoda – Tallinn, EE
5/05/2023 RuhrCongress – Bochum, DE
5/06/2023 Sporthalle – Hamburg, DE

  • No HammerFall

Visit/subscribe to HELLOWEEN’s official YouTube channel at THIS LOCATION and watch videos for “Out For The Glory,” “Skyfall [Single Edit],” “Fear Of The Fallen,” “Mass Pollution,” “Angels,” “Rise Without Chains,” “Indestructible,” “Robot King,” “Cyanide,” “Skyfall [Album Version]” and so much more!

Artwork by Eliran Kantor

HELLOWEEN:
Michael Kiske – vocals
Andi Deris – vocals
Kai Hansen – guitar, vocals
Michael Weikath – guitar
Sascha Gerstner – guitar
Markus Grosskopf – bass
Daniel Löble – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL.

DEMIRICOUS – Release “Smoke Chaser”

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

Indiana death/thrash band DEMIRICOUS have unleashed their song “Smoke Chaser”. The track is taken from their highly anticipated album III: Chaotic Lethal, which is out on May 13, 2022. The song is now available on all streaming platforms.

The band comments: 

“From a writing standpoint, we took a bit of a different approach on this one. With the chorus, we wanted to open it up with a huge melodic riff, and a catchy, anthemic hook. And to counteract the catchiness of the chorus and melody, we wanted to cap it with one of the ugliest moments on the entire record. “Smoke Chaser” lyrically is about how humanity has a false sense of relevance, as a result of technology. We are all addicted, and constantly chasing something we will never actually obtain.”

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o66E4nFSHVM

Pre-order vinyl: https://www.postrecordings.com/products/demiricous-chaotic-lethal-lp

Pre-order cassette: https://demiricousofficial.bandcamp.com/album/chaotic-lethal

Rising from the depths of the abyss, DEMIRICOUS are preparing to unleash their most monstrous record yet III: Chaotic Lethal. The death/thrash quartet from Indianapolis, Indiana, initially formed in 2005 and released two successful full lengths gaining international regard. Following an extended hiatus, the outfit are making an impactful return.

“It’s been 15 years since we’ve released a record. We are so unbelievably proud of this one, and this is the DEMIRICOUS record we’ve always wanted to make. Prepare yourselves. It’s a fucking monster.”

DEMIRICOUS delve into heavier instrumentation and sinister moods, releasing a plethora of hard-hitting sounds across the tracks. Immersing eerily into a desolate landscape, “Unconditional Hate” smothers the senses. As guitars begin to screech and grapple through the murkiness, it’s not long before the sheer speed and power of DEMIRICOUS breaks through.

Demonic low tones dominate the instrumentation and aggressive vocals. From the high fuelled groove rhythms of and blast beats of “Smoke Chaser”, to the unearthly doom and gloom of “Chaotic Lethal”, DEMIRICOUS venture across realms of dynamic metal influences creating a thrilling and hauntingly theatrical experience. The album operates in a cyclical nature seeing the final track, “Faith Crime” withdraw to the void from which III: Chaotic Lethal emerged.

III: Chaotic Lethal marks a monumental milestone. It is an epic collection of tracks exploring a dark narrative of the barbaric and grotesque. DEMIRICOUS’s sound is revived and restored, as the band have evolved into their next chapter.

Line-Up:
Nate Olp
Dustin Boltjes
Scott Wilson
Ben Parrish

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/demiricous
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demiricous_official/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DEMIRICOUS.

Japanese Thrash Metal Veterans SURVIVE Confirmed For “Metallization III” In September 2022!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band-photo by Ko-ichi Mukoyama

Japanese Thrash Metal veterans “Samurais From Hell”, SURVIVE – active for more than 20 years – have a pleasure to announce that the band will play at “Metallization III”, taking place on September 3rd 2022 at Club Città in Kawasaki, Japan, one-day-event, dedicated to Japanese bands!

Last year’s edition was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but this year the third edition will be held and alongside SURVIVE, “Metallization III” will see 13 bands on stage: Head Phones President, Genocide Nippon, Hone Your Sense, Invictus, Numb, Phantom Excaliver, Sable Hills, Serenity In Murder, Sex Machineguns, Terror Squad, Volcano and more…

Ticket sales start on May 29th at: http://metallization.jp

Check out the digest movie from SURVIVE’s show at “Metallization I” in 2019: https://youtu.be/VR853NNIwCM

Source: Split Screen PR

LONG LIVE SURVIVE.

Finnish Metal Newcomer BLACKMENT Criticizes The Decision Of An Easy Path With Their New Single “Maw of the Dread”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on April 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Picture: Joona Laitinen

Blackment was founded 2014 in Hyvinkää and they are ready to release their debut album Plains of Oblivion on September 9th this year. As a sample from their upcoming album, they now present their strong new single, Maw of the Dread. Previously the band has released couple of small releases that gave a glimpse of the band’s sound that combines catchy melodies, striking riffs and a tight rhythm base, atmospheric synths, and a distinctive versatile vocal approach. The same elements are also present in the new single.

“Maw of the Dread is an energetic and heavy song that starts like a thunder”guitarist Allan Välimaa explains.”We’ve played this track on our rehearsal room since summer 2016 so this is one of our oldest tracks on the album. The structure of the song is still pretty much the same as back then, except for a couple of changes along the way.”

The vocals lead the listener through a heavy, somber, emotional, and melodic atmosphere. Lyrical theme has a twist of horror that deals with the subject of taking the easy way, in some sense with a hint of satire.

“It’s about people trying to manage things taking the easy way, usually with someone else’s expense. Writing lyrics is kind of a way to cheer myself up and most of the subjects has been created by my own challenges and mistakes in life. So basically, it’s also me looking myself in the mirror, even to this day” Allan Välimaa tells.

Watch the music video ”Maw of the Dread” from here: https://youtu.be/luMVpCZTowc

Blackment:
Sami Vuorenheimo – Vocals
Saalas Ruokangas – Guitar & Backing vocals
Allan Välimaa – Guitar
Väinö Huhtanen – Bass & Backing vocals
Sebastian Nyandoto – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Akseli Aalto – Drums

Maw of the Dread Music by Allan Välimaa
Lyrics by Allan Välimaa & Sami Vuorenheimo

Mixing & recording engineer: Harri Petjakko
Mastering engineer: Mika Jussila

Listen to the EP:
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3vsB2Q0
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3y1HtLw
Bandcamp: https://blackment.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/blackmentfin

RIVERS OF NIHIL – To Kick Off US Headlining Tour With Fallujah, Alluvial, And Warforged Next Week

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Vince Edwards)

RIVERS OF NIHIL will kick off the US leg of their Terrestria World Tour next week with support provided by Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged. The journey, which begins May 6th in Brooklyn, New York and runs through June 12th in Greenville, South Carolina, includes a special show supporting Hypocrisy in Austin, Texas as well as appearances by The Zenith Passage and Burial In The Sky on select dates. Tickets are on sale NOW. See all confirmed dates below.

In related news, RIVERS OF NIHIL recently amicably parted ways with guitarist Jonathan Topore. Andy Thomas from Black Crown Initiate, who provided guest vocals on 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name full-length, will join the band on the upcoming tour.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Fallujah, Alluvial, Warforged:
5/06/2022 The Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
5/07/2022 Jewel – Manchester, NH
5/08/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/10/2022 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
5/11/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
5/12/2022 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
5/13/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
5/14/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
5/15/2022 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/17/2022 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
5/18/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/19/2022 Amplified – Dallas, TX
5/20/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX w/ Hypocrisy
5/21/2022 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
5/22/2022 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
5/23/2022 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV

RIVERS OF NIHIL, Fallujah only:
5/24/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/25/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/26/2022 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/27/2022 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/28/2022 Star Theater – Portland, OR
5/29/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/31/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/01/2022 Bluebird – Denver, CO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/02/2022 BLVD – Kansas City. MO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/03/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Burial In The Sky
6/04/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Burial In The Sky
6/05/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Burial In The Sky

RIVERS OF NIHIL only:
6/10/2022 Richmond Music Hall – Richmond, VA
6/11/2022 Aura Fest – Savannah, GA
6/12/2022 Radio Room – Greenville, SC

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their newest full-length, The Work, released last Fall on Metal Blade Records. RIVERS OF NIHIL has never fit neatly into a box, but with 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name, they transcended all labels applied to them. Returning in 2021 with The Work, they’ve forged further into new territory, delivering an album that’s as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own. Inarguably a dense, heavy collection, The Work is far too dynamic to be considered a solely metal record and there is a genuine warmth that shows through, particularly tracks like “Wait” and the gorgeous “Maybe One Day.”

Additionally, the band has incorporated far more clean vocals alongside the screaming that tears through many of the record’s heavier tracks. Courtesy of their friend Zach Strouse, saxophone once again adds extra layers of atmosphere to the collection, utilizing baritone, soprano, and alto saxes to great effect.

Preview and purchase The Work at metalblade.com/riversofnihil.

The band recently released a mini-documentary that offers a look into the creative process and recording of The Work, directed by Mike Trueheart. Follow the band’s creative process around Reading, Pennsylvania with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland on YouTube HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE RIVERS OF NIHIL.

Ljubljana’s Underground Legends NOCTIFERIA Reveal Teaser for Upcoming Intriguing Video ‘Smrt za Smrt’!

Posted in avant-garde music, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band photo by Simon Pelko

Ljubljana’s underground legends NOCTIFERIA have revealed a teaser for their upcoming intriguing video “Smrt za Smrt” (Death for Death) coming out on May 4th. The song is taken from the band’s latest album ‘Reforma (tribute to Laibach)’, released on May 28th 2021 via Blood Blast Distribution / Nika Records.

Watch “Smrt za Smrt” teaser here: https://youtu.be/fmxOpuIv8tU or below:

Earlier the band on ‘Reforma (tribute to Laibach)’ album: “It’s never been a secret that we are fond of Laibach, their avant-garde approach to musical and visual art. And with this album we finally have the whole package ready with killer songs, amazing guest musicians, top-notch production and visual presentation!”

Check out NOCTIFERIA‘s first three singles:
‘Tanz mit Laibach’, Feat. Attila Csihar – https://youtu.be/ouQrt-mH6Ic
‘Now You Will Pay’ Feat. David Vincent – https://youtu.be/P9W7TrFiZxU
‘No History‘ – https://youtu.be/OJM3hmpsp54

Reforma’ on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5fYKiqYc1z1HfQ8sahdoOI?si=oqKEch4zSoW2_FG82OIGRQ

Reforma tracklist:
Barbarians are Coming
Now You Will Pay (feat. David Vincent)
No History
Tanz Mit Laibach (feat. Attila Csihar)
Eurovision
Smrt Za Smrt
Das Spiel Ist Aus
Nova Akropola (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)

Reforma released May 28th 2021, is the latest studio album by NOCTIFERIA, a tribute to the legendary and world-renowned avant-garde band Laibach featuring three big and legendary names of metal scene; David Vincent – ex Morbid Angel, Vltimas, Attila Csihar – Mayhem and Jørgen Munkeby – Shining. It was mixed and mastered by the award-winning producer Henrik Udd (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, At The Gates, etc.). The artwork concept and design is the work of Jean-EmmanuelValnoirSimoulin from French design studio Metastazis, known for their work with Ghost, Behemoth, At the Gates, Amorphis, etc. The album can be described as a ‘crushing sounding mix of extreme metal and avant-garde music, with some very special and legendary guests!

Source: Tarja Virmakari PR

https://www.noctiferia.net

LONG LIVE NOCTIFERIA.

Finnish Melodic Black/Death Metal Band A LIE NATION Is Set To Release Their Debut Album “Sociopathology” – “Scum” Single Out Now!

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish melodic black/death metal band A Lie Nation is set to release their debut album Sociopathology on July 1st 2022 via Inverse Records. The first single Scum is released today.

Watch Scum visualizer video: https://youtu.be/YxzJ6-ceTZc or below:

Guitarist Jussi Tuomisto comments:
“Scum represents a more straightforward in-your-face department of the “Sociopathology” album. The song is a hybrid in styles, it clearly has elements of melodic death metal with a sense of black metal. I think it represents well the energy that we are known for. Nothing extra, no painting of pretty pictures or dreamy atmospheres. Scum is a brutally honest, stripped to the core extreme metal song.”

Vocalist Miikka Pyykkönen continues:
“Lyrically Scum takes a stand on how politicians of today are more concerned about their public image rather than how their policies impact the very society they are supposed to represent.”

Listen to the Scum single:
Youtube: https://youtu.be/YxzJ6-ceTZc
Bandcamp: https://alienationmetal.bandcamp.com
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3K9QfJD
Apple Music: https://apple.co/38kKMCK

Pre-save Sociopathology album to your Spotify playlist.

Album cover by Jussi Tuomisto

A Lie Nation – Sociopathology (2022)

  1. Ihmisen Projektio
  2. Underton
  3. Scum
  4. While Our Wounds Gently Bleed
  5. 21st
  6. Nothing Has a Meaning
  7. God of This Age
  8. Conclusion Of A Thought
Single cover by Jussi Tuomisto

A Lie Nation – Scum

Composed by Jussi Tuomisto

Lyrics by Miikka Pyykkönen

Line-up:
Markus Leinonen, drums
Joonas Kokkoniemi, bass guitar
Joni Moisanen, guitar
Miikka Pyykkönen, vocals
Jussi Tuomisto, guitar

Website: https://alienationmetal.com

Bandcamp: https://alienationmetal.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE A LIE NATION.

MINISTRY, MELVINS And CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – LIVE Music Videos & Photo Gallery From Madison Theater In Covington Kentucky, March 5th, 2022

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Ministry Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky – March 5, 2022
Corrosion Of Conformity Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky, March 5, 2022.

Back on March 5th, my good buddy Troy and I took a trek down to Covington Kentucky to see Ministry, Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity at the historic Madison Theater. It was a stupendous evening of Metal and Hard Rock! We even had very nice Spring weather happening on this night with (gasp) no rain!

On a relevant side note: Back in February, I was diagnosed (by my surgeon) with severe arthritis and some bone-on-bone with my left knee. Yes, it’s extremely painful at times. I now walk with a cane, therefore, the balcony at Madison Theater proved to be not only spacious with comfortable seating it also gave myself and Troy a wide open view of the stage.

Ministry brought their Industrial Metal to Covington Kentucky and word has it there were earth tremors in the area while they were on stage. Okay, I exaggerated a touch. Al Jourgensen was enormous with his vocals and fronted his band as the true legend he is. Ministry had steel fencing around their stage, with a wicked light show. Their backdrop was loaded with changing photos that are relevant to the music; plus past band members that are now (sadly) deceased were commemorated in photos as well. Much respect.

Melvins were simply stunning! Melvins played their eclectic mix of music and I was amazed by their performance! Going in, I was agog thinking about seeing the Melvins. Hard Rock, Sludge, Metal and a slice of alternative was all thrown into the Melvins set. Long drum solos and flat-out jamming was highlighted as well. I wanna see Melvins 500 more times or more. Buzz Osborne for President, please.

I didn’t take a video of the Melvins due to my jaw being on the floor. Seriously though, I was like a kid in a Hot Wheels store watching this renowned band and now I crave having a video moment of them. As a remote tree hermit once told me: “son, there will be times when you just fuck up”. Onwards to the night’s opener Corrosion Of Conformity.

Corrosion Of Conformity were already 2 songs into their set when Troy and I entered Madison Theater. We bought some beers and made our way up to the balcony as quick as two 50 year olds with sore bones could. We both were happy to finally sit our asses down with cold brews while semi head banging to the thunder of COC. To have an opportunity to see these three bands together in one night was yet another Metal dream come true for me. Each band represents a different branch from the Metal family tree; yet each of these three bands were a genuine compliment to each other. Good times. Enormous memories. Metal be thy name. – Stone

A kinda relevant side story: Troy and I went to the White Castle drive-thru in Cincinnati, on the way home. We were hankering for sliders and cold pop after the show. Troy drove and I appreciate his doing so. I had to work the next day; thus I couldn’t go nuts on the beer. Old Metalheads like us (laughing) have learned our lessons the hard way.

LONG LIVE MINISTRY, MELVINS And COC.

Finnish Melancholic Metal Band DENIGRATE’s Third Album Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish 1996 founded melancholic metal band DENIGRATE has released their third full length album. Album titled “Blackguard” is doom metal flavored and maybe the darkest album so far by the band.

Since Denigrate was founded, the inevitable vibe of the band was to be dark, melancholy, tormented, observative.

The quantity of albums released is really not the thing in this band. From the first released album in 2003 to the latest 3rd one in 2022 called “Blackguard”, decades has changed and so has the band.

After no more than two albums released, after big-time local momentum with a finnish cover song, after mandatory hiatus, after some line-up changes, Denigrate 2022 is at it’s hardest core.

“Blackguard” takes you deep, slowly, irreparably. It’s the place where all beauty and evil befalls.

DENIGRATE:
Galzi Kallio: Vocals
Pekka Pyrhönen: Bass,
Seppo Nummela: Guitar
Tipi Toivanen: Drums

Track Listing:

  1. Sonata Del Diavlo
  2. The Fear And The Fever
  3. Rara Avis
  4. Aureole
  5. Perfida
  6. The Dead Saluting

Listen to “Blackguard”:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3xJsWnk

Youtube: https://youtu.be/KSnStPUvvuU

Bandcamp: https://denigratefin.bandcamp.com/

Apple: https://apple.co/3v4x6oh

www.denigrate.me | www.facebook.com/denigrateCamp

LONG LIVE DENIGRATE.

Japanese SURVIVE Unleash Two New Studio Vlogs, Day 27 + 28

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band-photo by Ko-ichi Mukoyama

Japanese SURVIVE Unleash Two New Studio Vlogs, Day 27 + 28, First Ever Live Album “Live At Death Valley” Out May 4th!

SURVIVE, the “Samurais From Hell”, Japanese Thrash Metal veterans active for more than 20 years, are currently in the studio, working on the band’s next full-length studio album. Today the band has unleashed two new studio vlogs, Day 27 + 28!

Watch them below.
– Vlog #27 – https://youtu.be/GfDXrF7KeAQ
– Vlog #28 – https://youtu.be/UV–BVFaWXk

In case you missed the earlier vlogs, check them out below, so you’ll get an idea about what’s coming up.

– Vlog #1 – Vlog #26 at https://www.youtube.com/c/SURVIVEOFFICIAL/videos

Source: Split Screen PR

LONG LIVE SURVIVE.

SURVIVE – First Ever Live Album “Live At Death Valley” Out On May 4th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

SURVIVE are set to release their first live album “Live At Death Valley” on May 4th 2022 in conspiracy with Pest Records. The CD version will feature 8 tracks plus a bonus EP made of 4 tracks, one having TonyDemolition ManDolan (Venom Inc) as special guest!

“Live At Death Valley” is now available for pre-orders here: https://pestrecords.bandcamp.com/album/survive-live-at-death-valley

Here’s what the legendary Mantas from Venom Inc. had to say about SURVIVE‘s live potential:

I had the pleasure and honor of touring Europe with Survive and they proved themselves to be a valuable asset to the touring package. I can say without hesitation or reservations that they were most definitely my favorite band on the tour. Incredibly nice and gracious guys who obviously loved their music and delivered every single night. I gave them the nickname ‘The Japanese Machine Head’ a song that they played at every sound check became the tour anthem because of its wonderful chorus structure. Melody, hook lines and brutally heavy guitar riffs define this amazing band who deserve global recognition. Maximum Respect from Jeff (Mantas).”

“Live At Death Valley” coverart + booklet created by Mohsen Fayazi.

Track list :
01 Degenerate
02 Wrath
03 Fuck Against Authority
04 Obey Your Own Army Corps
05 Rules Of Lies
06 Immortal Warriros
07 Human Misery
08 the Road to hell is paved by goodwill

+bonus tracks from EP ‘The Road To Hell Is Paved By Good Will’:
1.The Road To Hell Is Paved By Good Will (Featuring TonyDemolition ManDolan/Venom Inc)
2. Rules Of Lies (Orchestra Ver)
3. Seize The Victory
4. The Road To Hell Is Paved By Good Will (Live@Club Citta Metallization Festival 2020)

“It is easy to be technically brilliant metal band in the studio but the true trial by fire is a Live album! With this “Live At Death Valley” album SURVIVE proves they are truly the “Samurais From Hell”! The album was mixed live so it is 100% authentic, no studio gimmicks! Great songs, fantastic technical skills! On top of that you get great new bonus tracks! Brilliant!” – Kimmo Kuusniemi, Band Manager, Sarcofagus Guitarist

Line-up:
NEMO vocals/guitar
GAKU guitar
SINJILOW bass
GORO drums

Produced by SURVIVE
Executive Producer by NEMO
Recorded & Mixed by GAKU

Source: Split Screen PR

LONG LIVE SURVIVE.

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