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Desert Thrashers SCARS OF ATROPHY Kick The Mosh Pit Wide Open w/ New Music Video “Nations Divide”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Tucson, AZ thrashers Scars of Atrophy, formerly known in the 80s as Atrophy on Roadrunner Records, rebranded their lineup in 2020 and recently unleashed their return to the mosh pit with the new EP “Nations Divide” in June 2022, 30-plus years after the release of their last full-length 1990’s “Violent By Nature”. The band approached this comeback EP as both the entertainers and the audience. They love the thrash metal genre and for them, there is nothing better than watching a huge mosh pit break out while playing on stage.

The EP has also garnered praise with comments such as “honestly this EP is easily the winner for the best thrash metal material in 2022” – Encomium Zine and “Breakneck speed and crushing mid-tempo are balanced, so that fans of EXODUS, VIO-LENCE and TESTAMENT definitely get their money’s worth.” – Twilight Mag.

Closing the chapter for their breakthrough return that saw them touring the country and sharing the stage with bands such as Exhorder, W.O.R. plus a performance on Dimestock (Watertown, WI), Scars of Atrophy is sharing with fans their latest music video for the “Nations Divide” title track, which features clips from this year’s shows and insane mosh pits.

Watch the video via its premiere on Metal-Rules HERE.

Track Listing:
1. Cross Contamination – 3:44
2. DSM-6 – 4:05
3. Smoke Screen – 3:55
4. Nations Divide –3:24
EP Length 15:08

Scars of Atrophy are currently working on their follow-up record for 2023, the band comments:

Our yet-to-be-titled forthcoming album still needs tweaking and a hint of flavoring here and there and will be a greater representation of our EP ‘Nations Divide”. All songs on the EP will be on the album as well. Musically, the songs are all hard-hitting with our signature tempo and riffage. Definitely an aggressive approach with the thunderous double bass of veteran thrash drummer, Tim Kelly. The album will also have new tracks, Purge, Burn the Veil, and A Trophy Kill, which are currently being played live.”

Scars of Atrophy is recommended for fans of Testament, Exodus, and Slayer.

The EP “Nations Divide” was released on June 22, 2022, and is available on Scarsofatrophy.com/merch, Spotify, Apple Music

Music Video – DSM-6 – https://youtu.be/7TnkimdT0vo

Scars of Atrophy:
Drums – Tim Kelly
Guitar – Bobby Stein
Guitar – David Ruiz
Bass Guitar – Scott Heller
Vocals – Mike Niggl

EP Recording Credits:
All songs performed by Scars of Atrophy
All songs written by Robert Stein Tim Kelly Scott Heller
Produced by Scars of Atrophy
Mixed by John Gianni
Album Artwork by Gabriel T. Byrne

Discography:
1987 – Chemical Dependency – Atrophy
1988 – Socialized Hate – Atrophy
1990 – Violent By Nature – Atrophy
2017 – song Riptide – Atrophy
2022 – Nations Divide – Scars Of Atrophy

https://scarsofatrophy.com

Source: Asher Media Relations

VADER – Announce New Series Of Polish “Relevations Of The Wicked Tour” Dates In January + February 2023!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Aleksandra Helena Hogg

After a successful “Relevations Of The Wicked Tour” weekend-shows in November and December, Polish death metal legends VADER bring even better news to their fans in Poland, announcing a new series of shows for January and February 2023, see the confirmed dates below. 

VADER shared on Pt.2 “Relevations Of The Wicked Tour 2023”:
VADERMANIAX!!! We have a handful of good, still warm fresh news! The last weekend club tour “Revelations Of The Wicked” in November and December – so spontaneously prepared by Massive Music – was incredibly well received by you, and the concerts themselves with madness and power probably only looked like “gold and the times” of Metal. In response to really numerous requests we have added three more weekends in January and February 2023. This time we will also visit the North and West of Poland. The program mostly reminiscent of our debut “The Ultimate Incantation” (30 years) and “Revelations” (20 years) will be added with more surprises.
YOU ARE WELCOME !!!! \m/ \m/

Together with VADER, the band’s colleagues from INSIDIUS will appear in:
27.01.2023 (PL) – Sul 27cin / U Bulka
28.01.2023 (PL) – Legnica / LCK
29.01.2023 (PL) – Ostrow Wlkp. / The Old Pump House
02.02.2023 (PL) – Elbl 2.g / Pulp
03.02.2023 (PL) – Saw / Boat
04.02.2023 (PL) – Koszalin / Event Center G38
05.02.2023 (PL) – Gdynia / Ear
10.02.2023 (PL) – Opole / NCPP
11.02.2023 (PL) – Cz 20stochowa / Pipe
12.02.2023 (PL) – Pszów / MOK

VADER released their 16th studio album “Solitude In Madness” on May 1st 2020 via Nuclear Blast. Get your copy and enjoy the madness: https://nblast.de/VaderSolitudeMadness

Source: Split Screen Management

DEAD WILL WALK – Dutch Death Metallers To Release “A New Day Of Dawning” EP

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Dutch death metallers DEAD WILL WALK are ready to present their brand new EP “A New Day of Dawning”. The band offers brooding and furious but always catchy old school death metal with sinuous melodies. 

The coming EP is set to be released on the 27th of January 2023 via Dawnbreed Records, serving as the proverbial crown to the band’s ten-year career.

Stream the first single “Concrete Wombs” HERE.

Tracklist:

  1. Raise the Horde
  2. Nightscreams
  3. Concrete Wombs
  4. From Moving Grounds
  5. Day of Dawning
  6. Headstone Tales

In the deepest and darkest corners of the very crypts that made death metal the powerhouse of undeath and shattered bone that it always has been, there has never been a better time to find yourself lost in its halls. Legions upon legions of new acts are constantly spawning in that madness to bring us new glory the like of which is naught but utterly gripping with bands like DEAD WILL WALK all but the perfect vessels for such chaos with albums like “A New Day of Dawning” all but works of art for the genre.

Overflowing with self-awareness, horrifying talent that’s exuded out of every minute of these six tracks, and a ferocious listen that wouldn’t stop for the very ending of the world, it’s clear that DEAD WILL WALK has put their best foot forward. This is what it means to make uncompromising death metal with such efficiency that can’t be seen as anything less than powerful with each second of this massive creation a conquest upon life itself that simply cannot be denied.

https://deadwillwalk.bandcamp.com/

https://www.dawnbreed.com/

MYTHODEA – Feat. Testament’s Steve Di Giorgio – Announce New Single + Video ‘Into The Abyss’, Coming Out February 8th, Teaser Revealed!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Greek Symphonic Progressive Metallers MYTHODEA – rejoined by Testament bassist Steve Di Giorgio – have announced their new single + video ‘Into The Abyss’, coming out on February 8th.

MYTHODEA shared on ‘Into The Abyss’:
“Mythodea new songs coming soon!
Greece based Mythodea announces new songs to be released in 2023! Follow up material to the 2012 self-titled album to start with February 8 release of first single. Into The Abyss – the title of the first single, will feature the immense vocal talents of vocalist/bassist Ida Haukland from the Norwegian band Triosphere.
Christos Nikolaou, the group’s founder and composer returns with a fresh new sound and concise arrangements. Maintaining the orchestral integration in the epic symphonic style metal that was established on the previous release, each new song delivers a unique experience with a new vocal flare.

Mythodea is rejoined by American bassist, Steve Di Giorgio, who is also contributing as lyricist to these new compositions. Completing the lineup is the powerful Stefanos Meletiou of Cyprus on drums. The sound is made clear and powerful by the mixing and mastering of Matias Kupiainen of Finland’s Stratovarius. Each release has a unique conceptual art piece made by Gogo Melone.
Into The Abyss will also be released as a music video the same day as the audio single – 8th of February 2023… Set your reminders..!!”

Pre-Order Now! This new song and the following singles will be released on all digital streaming platforms via this link: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/mythodea/into-the-abyss-feat-ida-haukland

Check out ‘Into The Abyss’ teaser at https://www.facebook.com/MythodeaBand/videos/1533723327146489

Cover artwork was created by Gogo Melone.

More information at https://www.facebook.com/MythodeaBand

The fretless guru, STEVE DI GIORGIO doesn’t need any longer introductions, as he is widely renowned as a pioneer on the fretless bass in heavy metal music, being the bassist of TESTAMENT, DEATH and SADUS, among others. Within his genre, STEVE DI GIORGIO is respected for his playing skills, versatility and incredible technique. He has more than 40 studio album recordings and over 30 years of touring the world.

Watch Steve Di Giorgio LowDown: Bass Playthrough | Terra Odium – Crawling: https://youtu.be/SJbamBHNjt8

More information at:
STEVE DI GIORGIO: http://www.stevedigiorgio.com | http://www.testamentlegions.com

Source: Split Screen Management

PAGAN RITES – To Release Split Album With VULCAN TYRANT On December 30th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions – Pre-orders Are Live Now

Posted in Black Metal, black metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on December 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to release the new split album between Sweden’s Satanic Black Metal beasts Pagan Rites and the Netherlands’ Black/Speed Metal Maniacs Vulcan Tyrant. This release is up now for pre-order and will be released December 30th on CD and Digital formats along with merch.

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions presents an unholy alliance of Black/Thrash blasphemy! Pagan Rites make their long-awaited HPGD debut, showcasing two tracks of signature Satanic Black Metal madness. Formed way back in 1992, Pagan Rites are among the most sinister acts to have ever been exported from Sweden, and their material on this split is sure to please diehards and maniacs worldwide. Vulcan Tyrant returns to HPGD once again, unleashing two brand new tracks of infernal Blackened Speed/Thrash straight from the Netherlands. No one is safe from the primal hellfire that will slash through your speakers with raw punishment… fuck off and die posers!

For fans of Abigail, Bathory, Deströyer 666, Destruction, Morbid, Nifelheim, early Slayer, Toxic Holocaust and Venom

Pre-order the CD at shop.horrorpaingoredeath.com/products/pagan-rites-vulcan-tyrant-split-cd

Pre-order the digital album at hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/split-12

Pre-save this release on Spotify at ffm.to/paganvulcan

Listen to the single “Pain Of The Flesh” by Pagan Rites at www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPD7PrftiTk

Listen to the single “Vexed By A Wicked Nightmare” by Vulcan Tyrant at www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FGwmixSLEY

TRACKLISTING:

  1. Pagan Rites – Pain Of The Flesh
  2. Pagan Rites – Sign Of The Horn
  3. Vulcan Tyrant – Invocation Of The Lion-Headed Serpent
  4. Vulcan Tyrant – Vexed By A Wicked Nightmare

Source: ClawHammer PR

www.horrorpaingoredeath.com

hpgd.bandcamp.com

RONNIE ROMERO “Raised On Metal Radio” Covers Album Releases On January 27, 2023

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Ronnie Romero has announced the upcoming release of ‘Raised On Heavy Radio’, a companion album of sorts to his first covers album, “Raised On Radio”, on January 27, 2023. This time out, Romero pays tribute to legendary artists from the metal world like Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept, Metallica, and more. Special guests on the album include Gus G. (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Spirits Of Fire), Roland Grapow (Masterplan, Helloween), and more.

Romero’s voice and prolific musical activity have brought him to the forefront of the hard rock/metal scene where he can be seen/heard with Lords of Black, The Ferrymen, Sunstorm, Rainbow, and the Michael Schenker Group. Through his work fronting these acts, it is no stretch to see how the artists covered on this album have influenced Romero and understand how his voice is well suited to give them a proper tribute.

Ambitious and driven as always, this record is another special treat for fans while Romero continues work on his proper debut solo album of original material. Romero’s first solo covers album, “Raised On Radio”, featured covers of classics that meant something special to Romero over the years and helped forge this talented singer’s musical style. Songs by legendary acts like Survivor, Bad Company, Foreigner, Queen, Led Zeppelin, and more were given Romero’s talented vocal treatment. These classic rock and AOR covers showcased a different side of Romero’s musical influences and were executed with passion, charisma, and power. Now, with this second installment of covers, “Raised On Metal Radio”, Romero showcases his love of metal music, for which he is more widely known.

Through Romero’s career thus far, he has performed killer renditions of several rock and metal classics as part of his shows fronting legendary acts like Rainbow and the Michael Schenker Group (MSG). He’s also covered classic songs by Journey, Queen, Rainbow, and more with Spanish metallers Lords Of Black. So, with trying his hand at covers by legendary artists being familiar territory already, both cover albums were waters that Romero was comfortable wading into.

“Raised On Metal Radio” Tracklisting:
The Battle Rages On (Deep Purple cover)
Metal Daze (Manowar cover)
Turbo Lover (Feat. Nozomu Wakai) (Judas Priest cover)
Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden cover)
Fast As A Shark (Accept cover)
No More Tears (Feat. Gus G.) (Ozzy Osbourne cover)
The Shining (Feat. Chris Caffery) (Black Sabbath cover)
A Light In The Black (Rainbow cover)
Kind Hearted Light (Feat. Roland Grapow) (Masterplan cover)
You Don’t Remember, I’ll Never Forget (Yngwie Malmsteen)
The Four Horsemen (Metallica)
Turbo Lover (Alternate Solo Version) (Judas Priest cover) Digital Bonus Track

Total length: 00.45.56

Line-Up:
Ronnie Romero – vocals
Jose Rubio – guitars
Javi Garcia – bass
Andy C – drums
Alessandro Del Vecchio – keyboards

Additional Musicians:

Alfredo Alonso – Guitar solo on ‘Metal Daze’
Nozomu Wakai – Guitar solo on ‘Turbo Lover’
Gus G. – Guitar solo on ‘No More Tears’
Chris Caffery – All guitars on ‘The Shining’
Roland Grapow – Rhythm & lead guitars on ‘Kind Hearted Light’
Corina Minda – Backing vocals on ‘Metal Daze’, ‘Fast As A Shark’, and spoken vocals on ‘No More Tears’

Produced by: Alessandro Del Vecchio
Executive Producer/A&R: Serafino Perugino

Source: Frontiers Music s.r.l.

EXNUN – Turkish Extreme Metallers Sign To Time To Kill Records

Posted in Extreme Metal, extreme metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Time To Kill Records is proud to announce the signing of Istanbul, Türkiye’s extreme metal stalwarts EXNUN.

The band is currently putting the finishing touches to new material, which will be released in 2023.

The foundations of EXNUN were laid by bassist and vocalist Can Temiz in 2018 as a project that blends many different genres of metal on the axis of hardcore punk and death metal. In 2019, their first album “Decomposition Of An Infant Soul” was released. The album drew a lot of attention in the Turkish local scene and was critically acclaimed by the Turkish reviewers. One of the songs from the album, “Rape of God” was chosen by the Canadian YouTube channel Banger TV viewers to be the theme song for the Banger TV show “Overkill Global” by a landslide

The band took its final form with the participation of Ozan Çam (Kozmik Yıkım) on guitars and vocals in 2019, Ersin Çağlayan (Radical Noise) on guitars and vocals in 2020, and Aberrant Engin (Burial Invocation, Diabolizer) on drums in 2021.

Stay tuned to Time To Kill Recordsand the band’s socials for details on the upcoming release and other activities in 2023.

Discography:

Decomposition Of An Infant Soul (2019)

Line-up:

Can Temiz: Bass, Vocals, Noise
Ozan Çam: Guitars, Vocals, Noise
Ersin Çağlayan: Guitars, Vocals
Aberrant Engin: Drums

EXNUN

https://www.instagram.com/exnunofficial/

https://exnun.bandcamp.com/

Time To Kill Records

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

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

CELESTIAL SCOURGE – Norwegian Death Metallers Launch “Elliptical Orbit” Single

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

Norwegian death metallers CELESTIAL SCOURGE have signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of their debut EP “Dimensions Unfurled”. The EP is slated for a release on January 20th, 2023.

Today, the band have release a new track entitled “Elliptical Orbit” which showcases their exceptional talent. Stream it HERE.

“‘Elliptical Orbit’ is one of our heaviest tracks and filled with riffs to puncture anyones membrane. With technical riffs and brutal breakdowns we give you a journey through the cosmic purgatory of space”.

“Dimensions Unfurled” tracklist:

01. The Vast Profound
02. Moon Dweller
03. Elliptical Orbit
04. Dimensions Unfurled
05.Mortal Sun

Line-up:

Eirik Waadeland – Vocals
Hans Jakob Bjørheim – Guitars
Sindre Wathne Johnsen – Guitars
Stian Gundersen – Bass
Kristoffer Lunden – Drums

EP recording line-up:

Eirik Waadeland – Vocals
Stian Gundersen – Bass
Kristoffer Lunden – Drums
Sanjay Kumar – Session Guitars

CELESTIAL SCOURGE is a brutal/technical death metal band from Norway founded by Stian Gundersenduring the pandemic. The band features members from well known acts from Norway such as BLOOD RED THRONEDECEPTIONRUUNand ARVAS.

The band draws influence from a wide range of death metal bands while injecting melodies and progressive elements to create their own frantic sound.

Watch for more audio previews and more news on other upcoming CELESTIAL SCOURGE activities to be posted shortly.

Pre-orders:

https://bfan.link/celestialscourge-dimensionsunfurled

https://celestialscourge.bandcamp.com/album/dimensions-unfurled

https://timetokillrecords.bigcartel.com/category/celestial-scourge

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

GREG PUCIATO’s Debut Live Album “11/11/22 LOS ANGELES” Arrives December 20th Via Federal Prisoner

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, modern rock, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: Stephen Odom

Dec. 13, 2022, LOS ANGELES – Greg Puciato, who has released both his critically-acclaimed debut and sophomore solo albums in the short span of two years, has set a Dec. 20 release date for his inaugural live album, 11/11/22 Los Angeles.

WATCH “DEEP SET (LIVE)” VIDEO

“You don’t get many first shows,” says Puciato of his Nov. 11 outing at Los Angeles’ Don Quixote. “Having the ability to properly document one and get high quality audio and video…I didn’t wanna regret not doing that. It’s gonna be killer to look back at this 100 or even five shows from now and see how much further along the live versions of these songs are. When I hear these recordings, I instantly feel transported to that room, that night, with my bandmates onstage and friends and everyone there in attendance. A lot of love and support and passion and hard work and talent in the room. I hope it does the same for you if you were there, and resonates as strongly for people who weren’t able to attend. I can’t wait to do more of this and see everyone again and more of you in other places down the line.”

A preview of the 11-song collection arrives today with the Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera directed video for “Deep Set (Live)” (https://youtu.be/6U3IGUQmV1o). Puciato noted: “’Deep Set’ feels good to lead with. One of my favorite memories of the tracking of Child Soldier: Creator of God were the vocals to this song…incidentally recorded at the same time of year as this show. The song was always meant to feel loose and live; the recorded vocal was a front-to-back one-take that we did in a shed in Nick Rowe’s (producer and live guitarist) backyard…so bringing it to life onstage with him, and Chris (Hornbrook) for the first time felt like a nice, symbolic full circle.”

11/11/22 Los Angeles will be available exclusively via Bandcamp, with the album streaming on Dec. 20, and vinyl pre-orders launching the same day. The collection will arrive on additional streaming services following its vinyl release in the Spring.

Joining Puciato for the live performance, and featured in this video, are the aforementioned Nick Rowe (guitar), Chris Hornbrook (drums), James Hammontree (guitar), and Jeff “Manwolf” Geiser (bass).

11/11/22 Los Angeles album cover (photo: Jonathan Weiner)

11/11/22 Los Angeles track list:

  1. No More Lives to Go
  2. Deep Set
  3. Lowered
  4. Do You Need Me to Remind You?
  5. Absence as a Presence
  6. Never Wanted That
  7. Down When I’m Not
  8. All Waves to Nothing
  9. A Pair of Questions
  10. Evacuation
  11. September City

Greg Puciato came to prominence as the singer of The Dillinger Escape Plan, quickly becoming one of music’s most unpredictable and versatile vocalists. Throughout his career he has been equally adventurous when choosing his projects. From the metal-centric Killer Be Killed, to the brooding, R&B-infused electro outfit The Black Queen, onto his two remarkable solo albums (2020’s Child Soldier: Children of God and 2022’s Mirrorcell), and recently, his work with Jerry Cantrell, Puciato has amassed a dynamic and impressive body of work.

Instagram.com/gregpuciato

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Source: Speakeasy PR

CURSE OF CAIN – Issues New Video/Single For “Alive” ~ Self-Titled Debut To See Release In May 2023, Via Atomic Fire Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by George Grigoriadis

Swedish modern sci-fi metal outfit CURSE OF CAIN has joined the Atomic Fire Records roster! Forged in 2000 by ex-Follow The Cipher and ex-Ad Infinitum forward-thinking bassist Jonas Asplind, CURSE OF CAIN focuses on both musical and visual elements to create a futuristic dystopian world while simultaneously unfolding fascinating stories about strong characters such as Cain himself.

Comments the band, “We are beyond excited and really looking forward to this collaboration. Atomic Fire Records is the perfect partner for us, and we are happy to take this huge next step together with them.”

Adds Atomic Fire Records CEO Markus Wosgien, “We were all completely impressed by what CURSE OF CAIN presented to us with their debut album: a coherent, exciting concept and a multi-faceted album with numerous catchy tunes. In short, everything is right here and fantastic musicians come together who have created something unique. I’ve had a close friendship with Jonas Asplind since his time in Follow The Cipher, so I’m all the more pleased to be able to further promote his musical career and to be able to walk with him. CURSE OF CAIN is one of the most exciting newcomers of the hour. Look forward to something very special!”

Today, CURSE OF CAIN also gives a first taste of their music, which can be described as movie metal with a dark touch, with a video for first single, “Alive.”

“‘Alive’ is the natural song for us to start off with,” the band notes. “It’s catchy but dark at the same time; it really captures the movie metal feeling that is our signature.”

The video for “Alive” was produced and directed by George Grigoriadis and Jonas Asplind and filmed and edited by Grigoriadis. The story is by Grigoriadis and Victor Ganebrant.

Watch CURSE OF CAIN’s “Alive” video at THIS LOCATION. Stream or purchase the track at THIS LOCATION.

The band’s debut album, Curse Of Cain, will see release in May 2023. Further details on the concept and the ordeal of Cain and his band of misfits will be revealed soon!

CURSE OF CAIN:
Soulkeeper – vocals
Rainbow – vocals, percussion
The Pirate – bass, vocals
Timekeeper – guitars
Mechanic – drums

http://www.curseofcain.se

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

TIM “RIPPER” OWENS – Releases “Return To Death Row” EP!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Grammy-nominated vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest) has released the Return To Death Row EP on December 9th.

GET IT HERE

The EP was produced by Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Nick Bellmore (Jasta, Dee Snider). Players on the EP include the aforementioned Nick Bellmore (Dee Snider/ex-Toxic Holocaust on drums), Charlie Bellmore (Dee Snider/ex-Toxic Holocaust on guitars), and Chris Beaudette (Jasta/Enteirro on bass). The EP’s striking and vivid artwork was illustrated by Dan Goldsworthy (Accept, Corpsegrinder, Alestorm).

RETURN TO DEATH ROW EP TRACK LISTING:
“Die While We’re Alive”
Embattled
“The Night (Take It Back)”
“Silent Cage”
“Heroes Dare”
Return to Death Row

Ripper is currently serving as the frontman for KK’s Priest, featuring former Judas Priest member KK Downing.

Source: Stillborn Records

Finnish Modern Metal Band KOITOS Represents A Darker And Heavier Side With Their New Single

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Niko Suominen

Finnish metal band Koitos released a single “Tämä Maa” (eng. “This earth”), which is the second release from the upcoming debut album. First single “Ilman kurssia” was released in October.

“As a composition, the song is dark and inconsolable so the apocalyptic theme for the lyrics ran through my mind right from the moment the song was created. Unfortunately the topic is constantly relevant“, describes vocalist Matti Hiitti.

Composition: Hannu Nieminen
Lyrics: Matti Hiitti

In addition to the composition and lyrics, the song was recorded and produced entirely by the band itself. In addition, the band’s bassist edited the music video and worked as a video shooting assistant. The song was mixed and mastered by Rami Nykänen, who has previously worked with bands like One Morning Left and Balance Breach.

Listen to the song here: https://push.fm/fl/koitos-tamamaa

Koitos:
Matti Hiitti – vocals
Hannu Nieminen – guitar
Ville Ritala – guitar
Aaro Pelttari – bass
Eemeli Forss – drumsi

Credits:
Mixed and mastered by Rami Nykänen
Photography by Niko Suominen

JAG PANZER Signs To Atomic Fire Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Dan Russell

Veteran US heavy metallers JAG PANZER are finally back in full force! Today, the band is proud to announce their signing to Atomic Fire Records for the release of their twelfth full-length album, The Hallowed, which is due out next Spring.

Comments founding guitarist Mark Briody, “JAG PANZER is proud to announce that we have signed to Atomic Fire Records. Over the years, we have seen the incredible promotional work done by Markus, Flori, and their team. We felt that our music combined with their hard work could take JAG PANZER to the next level. We are very excited to bring The Hallowed to Atomic Fire Records.”

Adds Atomic Fire Records founder/A&R Markus Wosgien, “When we got the offer for a new JAG PANZER album, it was already a bit of a no-brainer to give them a deal. When we heard the album, it became a must-have. Honestly, this is one of the best albums they’ve ever done and they have an armada of classics in their discography. They sound hungry, inspired, and take all their trademarks to another level. We cannot wait to release their first singles and believe me; it wasn’t a hard choice to make. This is a future heavy metal classic to come!”

JAG PANZER came into being in 1981 in Colorado Springs and, over four decades later, has lost none of their rebellion and power. Inspired by the onslaught of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, Mark Briody and his comrades quickly became one of the most intriguing US power metal acts, releasing a glut of successful studio albums, including their debut album Ample Destruction (1984), The Fourth Judgement (1997), Thane To The Throne (2000), The Scourge Of The Light (2011), and their latest effort, The Deviant Chord (2017).

After facing several lineup changes and a hiatus, JAG PANZER are still holding sway as their forthcoming album The Hallowed proves.

Recently, JAG PANZER welcomed long-time touring guitarist Ken Rodarte as an official band member: Said Briody, “Ken’s done a great job on the last several tours. When he expressed interest in joining the band, we put him on an eight-week audition to see how he’d fit in with our creative process. Ken’s contribution to The Hallowed exceeded all our expectations. Harry, Rikard, John, and I are all excited to have Ken on board.”

JAG PANZER Live:
1/19/2023 Klub Remont – Warsaw, PL
1/21/2023 Hammer And Iron Festival – Essen, DE
1/22/2023 Baroeg – Rotterdam, NL
1/24/2023 Kyttaro Live Club – Athens, GR
1/25/2023 Eightball Club – Thessaloniki, GR
1/26/2023 Down Town Live – Nicosia, CY
7/27–29/2023 Headbangers Open Air Festival – Brande-Hörnerkirchen, DE
8/11–13/2023 Alcatraz Festival – Kortrijk, BE

JAG PANZER:
Harry Conklin – vocals
Mark Briody – guitars
Ken Rodarte – guitars
John Tetley – bass
Rikard Stjernquist – drums

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

Dead Serenity’s New Single Is A Bittersweet Expression Of A Search For Meaning In Life

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Jere Hyppönen

Finnish melancholic melodic death metal band Dead Serenity has released a second single from their upcoming debut album. The song Evanecent is drawing inspiration from the presence of Death and the disintegration of close relationships. It’s a bittersweet expression of a search for meaning in life from which all light has been drained. Perfect for cold, dark nights when contemplating life, death and lost love.

Dead Serenity is a 5-piece founded in 2018. On their music the band focuses on strong melodies. On lyrics they let the full scale of human emotions and behavior carry the music from an atmosphere to another – from sensibility to ecstasy and from distress to aggression.

The band released their debut EP “Beginnings” in 2020 and the first full length “When Worlds Turn To Gray” follows early 2023. 

The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dead Serenity’s guitarist and main composer Toni Lind. Graphics and lyric video is created by Jonas Eriksson.

Check the lyric video: https://youtu.be/inKYNiQs4CA

Listen to the single: https://push.fm/fl/deadserenity-evanecent

DEIQUISITOR – To Return with “Apotheosis”

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From beyond the confines of measurable knowledge comes Apotheosis; fast, brutal, and unearthly 90s-inspired death metal from Denmark’s DEIQUISITOR.

Comprised of veterans of the Danish scene, Apotheosis includes nine new songs recorded at Phlegm Studios in Lejre and mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson of Earhammer Productions. Continuing the band’s occult-driven cosmic journey, Apotheosis takes the DEIQUISITOR brand of death metal without losing the uncompromising fist-to-the-face approach heard on previous albums. Apotheosis dwells on occult science, ancient mysteries, and apocalyptic themes.

Extremely Rotten Productions and Night Shroud Records will release Apotheosis on CD, cassette, digital, and vinyl formats on January 20.

Tracklist:
Humanoid
Striving for Destruction
Autosarcophagy
The Eyes of Worms
Apophis
Reflected by the Void
Deiquisitor
Atomic Assassins
Praise the Lord

DEIQUISITOR:
Drums: Henrik B.C
Guitar and vocals: Thomas F.J
Bass and vocals: Daniel A

DEIQUISITOR was formed in 2013 by Henrik B.C and Thomas F.J, both of whom spent time in several Order of the Nonagram bands such as BLODFEST and WOLFSLAIR. The duo has returned to its roots in old-school death metal. Those familiar with Henrik and Thomas’ work in the Danish underground scene will recognize elements of the part appearing in their new material. DEIQUISITOR is fast-paced, aggressive, and atmospheric death metal influenced heavily by the sound and style of bands who ruled the genre in the early 90s.

extremelyrottenproductions.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

Hyperspace MetalFest (Vancouver, BC) Announces 2023 Full Lineup w/ More Bands Added! Riot City, Paladin, Immortal Guardian, Celestial Wizard

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal festivals, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

HMF Lineup Spotify Playlist – https://spoti.fi/3MpKpW6

Canada’s premier melodic and power metal festival HYPERSPACE is proud to announce its full lineup for its 2023 edition being held on April 13-15 in Vancouver, BC at The Fox Cabaret and Rickshaw Theatre.

Joining the final lineup is Calgary’s speed demons Riot City, Atlanta power thrashers Paladin, power prog saviours Immortal Guardian, Denver fantasy heroes Celestial Wizard along with locals, epic metallers Atavistia, and one-man instrumentalist Zack Brannon.

EXMORTUS

The lineup also features previously announced headliners California melo-death warriors EXMORTUS, Edmonton Juno Award winners, and heavy metal champions STRIKER along with HMF alumni JUDICATOR and LORDS OF THE TRIDENT among many more for the three-night event. (festival day-by-day schedule listed below).

Unfortunately, Odinfist and Hrom have had to pull out of HMF4. There will be plans to welcome them again in future years.

Festival organizer Joey Hockin of Journeyman Productions adds:

“We’re excited to have our 2023 lineup complete. This fourth year of the fest is going to be another great gathering of metal’s best and upcoming power and prog-influenced bands. We look forward to seeing everyone making the trek to Vancouver this April.”

Tickets are on sale at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hyperspace-metal-festival-iv-tickets-322242725667

Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/784033792568691/

Hyperspace Metal Festival 2023 Lineup:

Thursday, April 13th (Fox Cabaret)
Riot City
Greyhawk
Atavistia
Medevil
Hyloxalus
Zack Brannon

Friday, April 14th (Fox Cabaret)
Striker
Traveler
Celestial Wizard
Thousand Arrows

Saturday, April 15th (Rickshaw Theatre)
Exmortus
Judicator
Lords Of The Trident
Paladin
Immortal Guardian
Lutharo
Hyperia

JUDICATOR

Over the three editions of Hyperspace Metal Festival, bands from all over the world have come to play power, prog, melodic death, and speed metal on the Canadian West Coast. The festival has presented lineups that have included performances by Into Eternity, Witherfall, Planeswalker, Iron Kingdom, Helion Prime, Ravenous, Crimson Shadows, West of Hell, Judicator, Odinfist, Tanagra, Scythia, Greyhawk, The Order of Chaos, Red Cain, and many more.

To follow updates for Hyperspace Metal Festival 2023, please visit the following links:
Facebook.com/HyperspaceMetalFestival
Instagram.com/HyperspaceMetalFestival

Source: Asher Media Relations

Seattle Heavy Metal Band TELOMYRAS Releasing Self-Titled Debut EP In February

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

Seattle (WA) – Heavy Metal quintet TELOMYRAS will release its self-titled debut EP on February 18. The EP’s first single, “Cambion,” is streaming now on Bandcamp at the link below!

telomyras.bandcamp.com/track/cambion

Inspired by both classic and contemporary metal bands, TELOMYRAS writes riff-driven music with an emphasis on melodic phrasing, punctuated by progressive elements.

The collection of songs on the EP represents the band’s musical vision, which embraces both the darkness and the light with triumphant exclamation. The musical performances are influenced by a range of metal genres, such as thrash, power, and traditional heavy metal. The powerful vocal performance and lyrics comment on conflict and change through the lens of myth, personal strife, and the reality of the world we live in.

Line-Up:

Sammie Gorham – Vocals
Travis Busby – Drums
Eric Thomas – Bass Guitar
Ephraim Grimm – Guitars
Jack Schonher – Guitars

FFO: Iron Maiden, Smoulder, Megadeth, Crystal Viper, Chastain, Metallica

Track Listing:

  1. Cambion
  2. Colorless
  3. First Blood
  4. Hydra
  5. Throne Of Ruin

Credits:

All songs written and arranged by Telomyras.
Recorded at Hanger 12 Studios in August of 2022.
Engineered and mixed by Cody Brumlow.
Logo by Erich Lough.
Artwork by Sam Haglund.

Source: ClawHammer PR

telomyras.bandcamp.com

Telomyras on Spotify

instagram.com/telomyras

FILTER – Announce Limited Edition 7″ Vinyl Featuring “FOR THE BEATEN”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Platinum-selling alternative-industrial rock band Filter have announced a limited edition 7″ Vinyl featuring their latest single ‘For the Beaten,‘ which will be available in early 2023 via Golden Robot Records.

The exclusive 7″ Vinyl will be numbered for authenticity and available in two colours – purple and gold – with very limited stock available.

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!

For the Beaten’ is the A-side described by Filter founder Richard Patrick as “dynamic, dark, and heavy, just like the moment we are in.” The track was met with great affection from eager fans and critics alike who had waited two years to hear what was next for Filter.For the Beaten‘ was put out in October following Patrick joining former and current Nine Inch Nails band members in Cleveland for a NIN surprise reunion show.

The B-side is where things get even more interesting. ‘The Killing Field‘ is the debut track from A Place To Kill, a new industrial trap metal project from Patrick and vocalist Jim Louvau. This 7” is the only place to hear APTK at the moment.

For The Beaten’/‘The Killing Field‘ 7″ Vinyl is available for pre-order now, with limited stock availability, and pre-ordering is the best chance of getting your hands on this Filter collector’s item. 

You can pre-order Filter‘s 7″ Vinyl HERE

Pre-order ‘For the Beaten/The Killing Field 7″ Vinyl HERE

ICARUS WITCH: Pittsburgh Traditional Metal Veterans Drop “10,000 Light Years From Home” Single/Lyric Video – New Album, “No Devil Lived On” Due In 2023 On Cleopatra Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

photo by Aubrianna Myers

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s long-running traditional metal veterans ICARUS WITCH today drop a banger of a new single, “10,000 Light Years From Home,” as well as a captivating lyric video for the anthem. With this sci-fi-themed single, the band provides a glimpse into their futuristic folklore concept album slated for 2023 through Cleopatra Records.

UK’s Metal Hammer Magazine called ICARUS WITCH, “One of the best New Wave Of Traditional Metal Bands to carry the standard triumphantly into the future.” Today, the band is living up to that prediction as they unveil an animated video that takes place in a dystopian future, created in part with AI, set to an explosive trad metal track called “10,000 Light Years From Home.” This song was road-tested on festival stages around the world this year and showcases the first studio recording released by the band since 2018’s critically acclaimed LP, Goodbye Cruel World. The single marks another milestone for the band as it’s part of their first concept album, No Devil Lived On, which will be released next year.

Founding member Jason Myers sets the scene, “Though written at the height of the global pandemic, the messages in ‘10,000 Light Years From Home’ ring truer today than ever before. The lyrics are taken from the ship’s log of a crew on a doomed space voyage. The story takes place in the near future when an elite group of global government officials as well as several of the world’s wealthiest business leaders, and foreign royals take flight on a mission to escape the planet they helped decimate while seeking to colonize new worlds to satiate their egos and personal fortunes. Will these intergalactic robber barons accomplish their selfish cosmic agenda, or will the prophecy of Gaia’s mysterious occult council prevail? Tune in to find out.”

Featuring a guest spoken word section by Paul Messerle, the guitars and bass for “10,000 Light Years From Home” were recorded by Quinn Lukas at QL Audio, and the vocals and drums were recorded by Andrew D’Cagna at Sacred Sound Studio. The song was mixed and mastered by Brad Cox at Black Paw Studios. Aubrianna Myers handled the graphic design while Jason Myers produced the video using Midjourney AI illustrations animated by Emre Alan.

Watch ICARUS WITCH’s spellbinding “10,000 Light Years From Home” lyric video now at THIS LOCATION.

“10,000 Light Years From Home” is also available on all major streaming services today including Spotify HERE, Apple Music HERE, Amazon HERE, and more.

Watch for updates on ICARUS WITCH’s impending No Devil Lived On album to post in the months ahead.

ICARUS WITCH:
Andrew D’Cagna – vocals
Quinn Lukas – guitar
Jason Myers – bass, synthesizer
Noah Skiba – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

Canadian Extreme Thrashers KORROSIVE Unleash Live Video From Full Set Supporting EXCITER

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

L-R: Korrosive Lineup | Carlos Rodriguez (Bass) | Kaveh Afshar (Drums) | Rad Zarei (Vocals) | Jack Neila (Guitar) | Derek Solomos (Guitar)
Photo Credit – Michael Jari Davidson

New Album “Toxic Apokalypse” Out Now! via CDN Records

CD + Cassette & Vinyl Coming 2023

This past July in Toronto, ON at The Rockpile, Canadian thrashers Korrosive were opening support for legendary speed metal maniacs Exciter. During this epic show night, the band took the opportunity to capture the whole live experience for their fans. There were no corrections, overdubs, or tweaks made to the video. It is Korrosive being pure, raw, and unfiltered.

The band adds about the video:

“We like to thank our guitarist Jack Neila for directing and editing the video. He used five cameras to capture the whole show in glorious 4K, complete with stage diving, windmilling, and a massive wall-of-death. We like to also thank Jake Disman for recording the audio directly from the soundboard, and our producer Ben Erikson (he did both our albums) for the mix. The sound is crisp, clear, and heavy. Enjoy the headbanging!”

Watch the full set at https://youtu.be/-kM4XcuFrfU

Korrosive recently released their latest album “Toxic Apokalypse” via CDN Records (digital and CD) along with vinyl and cassette coming in 2023 (release date to be determined).

The new album is an aural brute-de-force of eight tracks ready to blitz the moshpit. Even though each song on the album is quite different in a way from the others, it’s all uniquely Korrosive. Songs deal with topics of science fiction, armageddon, and “what if” scenarios. For each track on the record, the band pushes them to new levels of velocity and extremity, from ‘Fatal Strike’, which has a ton of blast beats and solos, yet is still unmistakably thrash, to ‘Radioaktive Scourge’, filled with pure aggression, unlike anything they’ve released before. From its speed, the lyrics, and the sheer intensity, this song may be the shortest track on the record, but makes the largest impact and it’s over before you know it. And also strongly recommended is ‘Hail the Hellfire’, perhaps the band’s anthem to the entire “Toxic Apokalypse” album. Written as a reflection of the period when the full-length was being composed, this track discusses the brutality of war and the end result of each and every individual involved in its cause, regardless of side.

Recommended for fans of Sodom, Kreator, Death, and Sepultura, Korrosive is high-octane thrash that melds elements from extreme metal such as death and grind.

“Toxic Apokalypse” was produced by Ben Erikson with mastering done by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Kreator, Cro-Mags, Municipal Waste, Soulfly). The album artwork was created by the infamous Ed Repka (Dark Angel, Death, Hirax, Megadeth, Suicidal Angels, Venom).

Music Video – Fatal Strike – https://youtu.be/9Y-wVSBgRT4 or below:

Lyric Video – Radioaktive Scourge – https://youtu.be/9YZc6iJwsLM or below:

Digital – Korrosivemetal.bandcamp.comSpotify

CD – https://cdnrecords.com/shop/korrosive-toxic-apokalypse/

Track Listing:

  1. Into Nekropolis 05:28
  2. Radioaktive Scourge 01:48
  3. The Goddamned 04:47
  4. Fatal Strike 03:28
  5. Libertad y Muerte 05:15
  6. Infernal Onslaught 05:10
  7. Hail the Hellfire 04:20
  8. Karnage Incarnate 07:39
    Album Length (37:55)

Album Credits:
• All songs performed by: Korrosive
• All songs written by: Korrosive
• Produced by: Ben Erikson
• Mixed by: Ben Erikson
• Mastered by: Arthur Rizk
• Album Artwork by: Ed Repka
• Music is Canadian Content (MAPL)

Album and Live Band Lineup:
Rad Zarei – Vocals
Jack Neila – Guitars
Kaveh Afshar – Drums
Derek Solomos – Guitars
Carlos Rodriguez – Bass

Source: Asher Media Relations

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