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THUNDEROR (ft. members of Skull Fist) Breathe New Life Into NWOBHM With Music Video “How We Roll”

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

L-R – Oscar Rangel – Bass, JJ Tartaglia – Vocals, Drums, Keys, Jonny Nesta – Guitars
Photo Credit – Rae Chatten

Debut Album “Fire It Up” Out Feb 25, 2022 via Boonsdale Records

March 2022 European Tour w/ Traveler, Toledo Steel

Thunderor is a relatively new band, just having started up in the midst of the pandemic when JJ Tartaglia (Skull Fist) felt a calling to develop his singing and front his own band. He was joined by Skull Fist bandmate Jonny Nesta and Oscar Rangel (Operus, ex-Annihilator) creating a heavy 80’s influenced power trio that knows how to rock fans. They are releasing their debut album “Fire It Up” early next year with the first single being “How We Roll”, which Tartaglia explains:

“How We Roll just felt like the right choice as the first single to come out with. It’s a catchy tune, with a big emphasis on the song-writing, and that’s the main thing with Thunderor. It’s got that anthem-like singalong chorus, feels like freedom and good times. It’s a song about friends, road trips, and not wanting to go home when it’s time to go home haha.”

The album is a fresh take on NWOTHM, with 80s synths, piano, and gong hits. Lyrically it’s an adventure, complete with motorcycles, romance, and danger. It inspires you to go after your life and to never give up. The video for the groovy, catchy single features shots of the band cruising on bikes; JJ Tartaglia is indeed an avid motorcycle rider and has been featured a couple of times in Adventure Bike Rider.

Tartaglia expects that the album will be a hit with Skull Fist fans who will find some familiarity in the music, and also will intrigue new listeners who will be drawn in by the originality and catchy hooks. He cites that being a singing drummer definitely adds a unique twist and will allow for a creative setup when they hit the stage. He sums up the album:

“I think we’ve created a truly original album with Fire It Up. It was a blast writing these songs and putting my personality into the lyrics for the first time. The songs on the album are meant to inspire a life journey – an adventure with friends, motorcycles, romance, danger, and victory. I hope it will be a soundtrack for your adventures.”

The 80s-infused heavy metal is recommended for fans of Skull Fist, Saxon, and Judas Priest.

The music video for “How We Roll”can be viewed via its premiere on Bravewords HERE

Single stream – Spotify 

“Fire It Up” comes out on February 25th, 2022 via Boonsdale Records.

Album pre-order – https://thunderor.bigcartel.com

Track Listing:
1. Fire It Up (5:12)
2. How We Roll (4:14)
3. All or Nothing (4:31)
4. Dangerous Times (5:24)
5. Thunderor (4:32)
6. On the Run (4:04)
7. Into the Storm (1:34)
8. We Can Make It (4:21)
9. Cold Tears (5:17)
Album Length: 39:09

European Tour Dates:
Thunderor w/ Traveler and Toledo Steel
11.3.22 – Rockclub Nordbayern – Selb, Germany
12.3.22 – Divadlo Pod Carou – Pisek, Czech
13.3.22 – Bambi Galore Hamburg, Germany
14.3.22 – Stengade – Copenhagen, Denmark
15.3.22 – TBA – Berlin, Germany
16.3.22 – Kasseturm – Weimar Germany
17.3.22 – Don’t Panic – Essen, Germany
18.3.22 – Goldgrube – Kassel, Germany

For more info:
Facebook.com/ThunderorOfficial
Instagram.com/thunderor_official
EPK

LONG LIVE THUNDEROR.

BLODTÅR – “Blodtår” Is Out Now!

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

NEWS FROM THE NORTH
Nordvis Newsletter 2021-11-26

LP available on January 22, 2022

Dreamlike and longing but still vicious and punishing – Nordic black metal saturated in that characteristically wild and unbound organic spirit associated with many of the Nordvis bands. Perhaps somewhere in-between Murg and Panphage, but with an atmosphere rooted in folkloric mysticism. Blodtår’s primary strength is the masterful use of contrast in mood and music, showcasing both acoustic interludes and a youthful fire that brings early Dissection to mind.

Tracklist:
1. Djävulskap
2. Svartsejd
3. Besatt
4. Aldrig Mer

Purchase at link below:

https://www.nordvis.com/en/blodtar-a-43

LONG LIVE BLODTÅR

SEVENTH STORM – Featuring Former Moonspell Drummer Mike Gaspar, Signs To Atomic Fire Records; Debut Album Due Out In August 2022

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , on November 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

An outfit created in the midst of chaos, erected from an earth in mourning and the universal struggle to reclaim our humanity… Uncertainty of the collective future remains, but even in darkness there is light. A new challenge emerges from the shadows and a new hope begins to dissipate the pain. A powerful connection that binds us to the universe and a deep desire for spiritual illumination exists within us. We introduce to you, SEVENTH STORM.

Five musicians from Portugal who aspire to play music full of emotion and character, the members of SEVENTH STORM are fighters seeking a new path in life. Comments drummer and band leader Mike Gaspar (ex-Moonspell), “We come together with one goal: to stay strong so that there may be a chance of freedom to come, to never give up even in the most troubling times. Our crusade starts now. May our paths cross; may we one day visit the seven continents and navigate through the seven seas, in the hope of creating the perfect storm: the SEVENTH STORM. May the light and fire return to this forgotten art. Let the horns be heard once more. Join us.”

Atomic Fire Records is proud to announce the signing of this promising dark metal outfit who are working on their debut album, slated for release in August 2022.

“SEVENTH STORM signing to Atomic Fire Records is the best thing that could have happened to us,” says Gaspar. “We are so proud to be a part of this amazing team that truly believes in metal. Together, our mission is to set fire to your hearts once more. Get ready for the best label ever because we are here to stay.”

Adds Atomic Fire Records co-CEO and founder Markus Wosgien, “Our common friend Esa Holopainen of Amorphis introduced us and there was magic in the air right away. Within twenty-four hours, it was clear that we would experience this adventure together. The group’s demo songs, brimming over with inspiration and all their emotions, really touched us. Our whole team fell in love, and we are fully convinced that this STORM will become nothing but a hurricane.”

SEVENTH STORM emerged from Gaspar’s strong desire to continue making music after his departure from Moonspell in 2020. “I was at a crossroad in my life, feeling a bit lost and unsure of my artistic future,” notes Gaspar, who was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and moved to Portugal in 1988. “Then a good friend of mine got me together with musicians that he thought could fulfill my vision.”

Initially, he was just eager to get back to drumming with a band and to feel inspired by music again, but after SEVENTH STORM’s first rehearsal, he realized how powerful their connection was. “Most of the members had a more hard rock background and not such an extreme metal underground influence like mine, but this diversity in musical styles is what made the energy in the rehearsal room so magical. Some of the first riffs we played reminded me of early Darkthrone and Emperor. It almost felt like I had gone back in time and was reliving my youth, but with thirty years of experience! The driving force was to save and honor my past and being able to share that with a new metal family – to hopefully make epic, meaningful music full of soul and emotion.”

Don’t miss out on SEVENTH STORM’s journey. Expect further travel details to be revealed in the weeks to come.

SEVENTH STORM: Mike Gaspar – drums, Rez – vocals, Ben Stockwell – lead guitar, Josh Riot – guitar, Butch Cid – bass guitar

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

LONG LIVE SEVENTH STORM.

VIRUS OF IDEALS – Release Cover Of Cradle Of Filth Classic “Nymphetamine”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , on November 20, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Connecticut symphonic death metal band VIRUS OF IDEALS have released a stunning cover of the classic CRADLE OF FILTH track “Nymphetamine Fix”. The song is available on all digital streaming outlets including Spotify and Bandcamp.

The band comments:

” ‘Nymphetamine Fix’ is obviously a classic, but the main reason we chose to cover this song is because it fits our style perfectly: it has a balanced mix of screaming and clean vocals with strong keyboards and orchestrations. This song was a challenge to record because there are way more layers of vocals, orchestrations, and guitars than we are used to. Fortunately, our drummer Brian (Westbrook (Lich King)) is also a producer with a fantastic ear; we were able to stay very faithful to the original due largely to his direction. We know our debut album is long overdue (our EP is 5 years old), but we are still making progress despite numerous setbacks over the years. We were planning to cover this song anyways, but we thought it would make the wait a bit easier for our fans to have something new to listen to in the meantime.”

Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1qy5CAS7gl60vvgOrKEyWk?si=61b13fe1fe5040b8

Listen on Bandcamp: https://virusofideals.bandcamp.com/track/nymphetamine-fix

Source: C Squared Music

CASKET ROBBERY – Release “Bone Mother” Single

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , on November 19, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Madison (WI) – Midwest Death Machine CASKET ROBBERY have officially released their newest single, “Bone Mother.” The song is now available on Spotify and all other streaming platforms.

Stream or download “Bone Mother” now at fanlink.to/bonemotherstreaming.

“Bone Mother” is dedicated to the memory of Eric Orvold, father of CASKET ROBBERY vocalist Megan Orvold.


CASKET ROBBERY recently released a video for “Bone Mother.” HorrorPatch.com called the video “a claymation masterpiece of darkness and horror that you’re going to want to check out.”

Watch the video at https://youtu.be/R0xwGlQYyVA


The video was directed and created by Shayne Minott of Budget Blood Productions. “Bone Mother” was produced and engineered by Troy Powell at Unintended Studios, and mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson.

Emerging from the darkest and most desolate areas of the Midwest, CASKET ROBBERY creates its own signature style of death metal by infusing horror and occult themes. Their trademark huge riffs and unstoppable grooves create the unrelenting, brutally catchy, and eerie sound that only CASKET ROBBERY is known for. Death metal with a wink.


CASKET ROBBERY’s intense, high energy shows have quickly surfaced a die hard following. They continue to show a relentless work ethic and dedication to their fanbase. After the release of their debut album CASKET ROBBERY has toured the United States continually, hitting large festivals like Full Terror Assault and Milwaukee Summerfest. CASKET ROBBERY has shared the stage with Cannibal Corpse, Jungle Rot, Psycroptic, Immolation and more.


Your unrelenting nightmare has just begun.

Casket Robbery is:
Megan Orvold – VocalsCory Scheider – GuitarsTroy Powell – GuitarsEli Pete – Bass

Sponsors:
Dean Markley Strings, Vader Cabinets, Pig Hog Cables, Dirtbag Clothing, Gravewitch Goods, Grindcore Coffee


casketrobbery.com/

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE CASKET ROBBERY.

THREADS OF FATE – Release Lyric Video

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Symphonic metal band THREADS OF FATE have released a lyric video for their stunning song “The Cold Embrace Of The Light”. The song is from their upcoming album of the same name which will be released via Layered Reality Productions on 11 March, 2022.

Band founder Jon Pyres comments:

“We’re very happy to finally release the first single of the new album, admittedly a very special track for us. It explores the darker aspects of despair, of delving deep within and facing your inner demons. It was an interesting time for the band and the new material resulted in a far more sinister manner than the debut EP.” 

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-244kXD5ios

Pre-order: http://threadsoffate.net/shop/

https://www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfFateMusic

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE THREADS OF FATE.

Prog Metalcore Masterminds EONIA Release “To Live With Purpose” On CD

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , on November 10, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Eonia delivers a sonic masterpiece in the form of “To Live With Purpose.” Incredibly gifted multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Smith delivers the captivating follow-up to “Devotion,” which was released through The Charon Collective earlier this year. Listeners who enjoy Periphery, Hopesfall, Misery Signals, August Burns Red and the likes will no doubt find their new favorite artist in the midst of this emotionally-crafted 9-song masterpiece.

The exclusive Bandcamp CD and digital editions of “To Live With Purpose” come with awesome bonus features! They include a full-color profile picture of Gabriel Smith and a mini-album flat you can either print out to hang up or just keep as a file.

Get your copy now at https://thecharoncollective.bandcamp.com/album/to-live-with-purpose!

Get more info about Eonia and other bands and projects from The Charon Collective at https://www.facebook.com/thecharoncollective.

LONG LIVE EONIA.

SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA – Releases “A Sign Of Sublime” (Redux) 

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

Legendary vocalist SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA has revealed her song “A Sign Of Sublime (Redux)”. The track is a re-working of her classic song from her debut solo album and features guest appearances from Lindsay Schoolcraft (Juno nominated singer/Songwriter) and Ghul (MAYHEM).

Sarah comments:

“I’ve made it no secret that most of us involved with the out come of the album “A Sign Of Sublime” was a total disappointment, I’m not talking the orchestral tracks as 2 of them were off of the demo that Chris Rehn and I did before we formed Angtoria. I’m talking about the metal tracks. I never wanted to be just a backing singer, it was never the plan, so when you get a record deal under your own name, it’s a huge thing. To spare you the details, it ruined what dreams I had before the solo career started. I remember Dan, the guy mixing it saying to me outside the studio how over edited everything was and he literally couldn’t do a thing to save the album, basically you can’t roll a dog turd in icing sugar in the hope it will taste good. I’ve never seen a penny from the album, never seen a sales or streaming statement and the whole experience leaves a bitter taste in ya mouth. The guitarist who also had a dream, well I couldn’t explain what had happened as I knew he wouldn’t believe me and we stopped talking, but years later, trying to close the door on the album and company that destroyed it, we decided to re record the title track and show people how it should have been, how it should have sounded. Since meeting Dan, we have become really good friends, he has been by my side since he attempted to mix that album, so without him, this track wouldn’t haven’t happened. I’ve had so many good people, friends, get involved or give their blessing for this re recording, I am honoured and extremely lucky. We may record Lady Tyranny early next year also, but once that’s done, the door is closed. I hope people love it, but I do ask not to stream or buy the original album, go to YouTube and check it if you must. Hope this all makes sense and thank you.”

Listen: https://www.ghostcultmag.com/exclusive-premiere-sarah-jezebel-deva-a-sign-of-the-sublime-redux/

Follow Sarah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahjezebeldeva1977/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA.

METAL CHURCH – “In Memoriam” Remembering Mike Howe Booklet And Tribute Shirt Availabe via Rat Pak Records

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Mike Howe “In Memoriam” (Remembering Mike Howe) 60 page full color 8×11 memorial booklet and official tribute shirt is now available for a limited time. A visual celebration & tribute to Mike Howe’s music career, including photos from his days with Hellion, Snair, Heretic and Metal Church!

Get all the details and reserve yours here: https://ratpakrecordsamerica.com/metal-church

ROCK IN HEAVEN, MIKE HOWE.

EXHORDER – New Orleans Thrash Icons To Kick Off US Headlining Tour Later This Month; Band To Perform Legendary ‘Slaughter In The Vatican’ Debut In Full 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

[Photo by Stephanie Cabral]

New Orleans thrash icons EXHORDER will return to the road later this month on a US headlining tour. The journey runs from November 24th through December 19th and will see the band performing their classic 1990 debut, Slaughter In The Vatican, in its entirety!

Comments vocalist Kyle Thomas: “It seems kind of crazy that EXHORDER is finally doing a proper US tour for Slaughter In The Vatican in 2021, thirty-one years after its release. The opportunities and possibilities didn’t line up for us back in the day, so we’ve decided to take this show on the road and give everyone a proper tribute to this landmark album. As a band, we are truly grateful and honored to be able to do this, and for me it’s simply amazing. Almost like watching one of your children grow up and succeed in life! Without overstating the obvious too much, it’s going to be immeasurably exciting to once again take the show on the road after more than a year and a half on hold due to the pandemic. May we all find good health in the upcoming months to make the shows on this tour as exciting to witness as it is for us to perform them! We look forward to rolling with our support acts Take Offense, Extinction A.D., and Plague Years as well. See you all soon, can’t wait!”

Formed in 1986, EXHORDER’s thirty-five-year long (and counting) journey has proven exciting, yet tumultuous, fraught with euphoric peaks and crippling valleys throughout its existence. The band recorded their controversial classic demo, Slaughter In The Vatican, in 1987 and from there, the international attention the band drew via the world of underground tape-trading was indisputable. As fate would have it however, the band broke up for the first time in early 1988 due to internal struggles. A reformation ensued later that year and EXHORDER set out once again to pursue its vision.

The band soon signed with Mean Machine Records but the label dissolved before the band’s debut could be completed. The contract was subsequently purchased by R/C Records, a subsidiary of Roadracer/Roadrunner Records in the United States. With a small recording budget and repair to previous sessions, Slaughter In The Vatican was completed and released with the assistance of legendary producer Scott Burns in 1990, nearly five years after much of the material was written.

Following a series of lineup shifts, a second full-length, and multiple hiatuses, the band finally relaunched itself in 2017. Legends grow over time, and new generations emerge to keep them alive. With the demand of EXHORDER at an all-time high, the band set out once again to finish the job they had not yet completed. The band played a series of club shows and festivals to immense interest. A deal with the Nuclear Blast label was quickly inked and in 2019 the band released Mourn The Southern Skies. Rave reviews from critics and fans saw the band’s popularity increase yet again, and the band set out on the road to packed venues and large festivals.

In March of 2020, a direct support tour slot in front of Overkill allowed the band to showcase themselves at the level they had always strived to reach. Live reviews of the tour and audience reaction proved that the hunger for this band by the public continues to grow.

Slaughter In The Vatican, which was recently inducted into Decibel Magazine’s coveted Hall Of Fame series and re-released on vinyl, remains a crucial release in the annals of metal.

Decibel hailed the band’s “precision groove and whip-smart thrash,” Invisible Oranges lauded a, “groundbreaking and incredibly heavy slab of groove-infused thrash and speed metal,” Sputnik Music commended, “an album which helped to kick-start the groove metal revolution, while staying true to its thrash roots,” while AllMusic observed the album’s, “death metal-style double kick drums, chugging guitar riffs played at both slow and blistering tempos, and…the gruff but very expressive lead vocals of frontman Kyle Thomas,” After a seventeen month halt in touring due to the pandemic, EXHORDER put on a legendary performance of Slaughter In The Vatican in its entirety at Psycho Las Vegas 2021 and are fully ready to return to the stage with the record that started it all.

EXHORDER:

Kyle Thomas – vocals

Marci Montazeri – guitars

Jason Viebrooks – bass

Sasha Horn – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE EXHORDER.

W.A.S.P. – Announce 40 Years Live World Tour 2022

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


Read the press release via the link below! Whoa!

https://www.waspnation.com/post/w-a-s-p-announce-40-years-live-world-tour-2022

LONG LIVE W.A.S.P.

I AM – Texas Death Bringers To Support Nile On 2022 US Winter Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on October 10, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Stephanie Cosenza)

Texas death bringers I AM will kick off 2022 supporting death metal veterans Nile on their Age Of Vile Divinities US Tour. The trek begins on February 3rd in Nashville, Tennessee and makes its way through over two dozen cities, coming to a close on March 12th in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Additional support will be provided by Incantation and Sanguisugabogg.

Comments the band: “We’re incredibly excited to smash over a month of dates with some monsters of bands. With new music hidden away, it’s swelled up and ready to burst. Be prepared to enter into our domain. See y’all in February!” See all confirmed dates below. 

I AM have come to embody the subgenre known as “Texas death.” While the band takes influence from “The Big Four,” their homage to artists like Pantera, Power Trip, and Cro-Mags is undeniable. Their signature style of dive-bomb guitars and guitar-driven riffs has come to define the genre.

Formed by vocalist Andrew Hileman in 2011, I AM quickly gained recognition in the great state of Texas as being a band meant for bigger things. After paying their proverbial dues and touring relentlessly, solidifying Texas death across North America on tour with bands like The Acacia Strain, For The Fallen Dreams, and Kublai Khan, I AM released their debut album, Life Through Torment, in February of 2017.

By 2018, the band began recording a new album with Randy Lebeouf at Graphic Nature Audio (Kublai Khan, Left Behind, Great American Ghost) with a vision of capturing their chaotic live performance and power they’d become known for. Hard 2 Kill was released in November of that year to serious critical acclaim. Decibel Magazine declared, “I AM know how to write songs that make you want to move,” Kerrang! noted, “Devoid of pretension and brimming with tangible anger, the band’s music is an angry headbanger’s dream.”

I AM will release their next full-length via MNRK Heavy with details to be unveiled in the months to come.

I AM:

Andrew Hileman – vocals

Tom Reyes – guitar

Chris Burgess – guitar

Brandon Busa – drums

Erik Rodriguez – bass

http://iamtxmusic.bandcamp.com

http://www.mnrkheavy.com

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE I AM.

Witherfall Headlining Hyperspace Metal Festival Next April For Their First Ever Canadian Date!

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

We are beyond excited about this one guys! April 16th, 2021 we will be headlining Hyperspace Metal Festival III in Vancouver. It’s Canada’s premier melodic & power metal festival!

This will be our first ever Canadian date and we are thrilled to be premiering in a new country alongside so many amazing bands!

Be sure you’re going to witness the spectacle firsthand by grabbing tickets here: https://witherfall.com/tours-and-events

We will be breaking out a few surprises and once more unveiling our brand of dark melodic metal on the live stage. It feels so good to start to have tour dates coming up where we can share our music with you. April 16th is going to be a special one any way you slice it!

See you in Vancouver!

Witherfall

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

LUTHARO – RELEASE “HOPELESS ABANDONMENT” VIDEO  

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on October 3, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Canadian thrashers LUTHARO have finally released their new video “Hopeless Abandonment”. The song is taken from their upcoming album Hiraeth.

Vocalist Krista Shipperbottom comments: Hopeless Abandonment has finally been released world wide and it comes with a strong meaning! This song wants you to remember that you were put on this earth with purpose and you have a destiny to fulfill!”

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV9vI9PJVd4

Pre-order Hiraeth: https://lutharo.bigcartel.com

Lutharo:

Krista Shipperbottom – Vocals
Victor Bucur – Guitars, backing vocals
John Raposo – Guitars
Chris Pacey – Bass
Duval Gabraiel – Drums

Socials: 

Website: https://www.lutharo.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lutharoband

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE LUTHARO.

ANTIQVA – Release New Video For “Anadem Gyre” 

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

“Anadem Gyre” is the brand-new ethereal single from ANTIQVA (pronounced as; antiqua). The chamber black metal project was founded by Xenoyr (NE OBLIVISCARIS) and Lindsay Schoolcraft while on tour in Europe in the Autumn of 2015.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/inVvBxv2POk

“We’re pleased to reveal our debut music video, “Anadem Gyre”, a song released only in vinyl format in 2020 as a bonus track to our “Funeral Crown” single. “Anadem Gyre” is a more emphasised dark folk element from within our sound, a portion of this infused into our chamber black metal backbone is what to expect on our debut album. With all our tracks we utilise the Romanian tongue and so we thought it fitting that we pay respect to the country, one so rich in spirit, character, and folklore. We hope you enjoy this visual experience.”

Featuring an experienced ensemble of past, present, and live musicians from well-established bands; NE OBLIVISCARIS, NEGATOR, KARKAOS/BLACKGUARD, BLACK CROWN INITIATE, SUSPERIA/ABYSSIC, and THE OCEAN.

ANTIQVA is:
Xenoyr – harsh vocals, lyrics, artistic vision
Lindsay Schoolcraft – ethereal vocals, piano, main classical composer
Fabian Schaper – guitars and main composer
Justine Ethier – drums, percussion, main composer
Memnock – bass, contrabass
Dalai Cellai – Cello

Track Details:
Lyrics by Xenoyr 
Violin and viola performed by David “Dagda” Sanchez 
Romanian voices performed by Ady Cernea 
Guitars recorded at: Doubletrack Studios – Germany 
Lindsay’s vocals recorded at: Monolithic Productions (Tyler Williams) – Canada 
Percussion recorded at: Silver Wing Studios (Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc) – Canada 
Xen’s vocals recorded by: Troy McCosker (Audio Ninja) – Australia 
Cello recorded at: Bandito 36 Studio (Damian Murdoch) – Germany 
Andy’s vocals recorded at: Sonic Pariah Studio (Garrin Beaudoin) – USA 
Bass and contrabass recorded at: Darkwoods Studio – Norway 
 
Mixed by Carson Slovak at Atrium Audio, USA 
Mastered by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios, Germany 
Artwork, logo, and design by Xenoyr

Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/antiqvaofficial
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antiqva/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/antiqvaofficial
Website: https://www.antiqvaofficial.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE ANTIQVA.

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.”

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Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE W.E.B.

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