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WEST OF HELL – Official Management Of This Canadian Heavy Metal Band Announced: IMPERATIVE MUSIC AGENCY

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 13, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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IMPERATIVE MUSIC AGENCY proudly announces a special agreement as Official Management of the Canadian Heavy Metal Band WEST OF HELL.

WEST OF HELL has recorded their new album at the ARMOURY STUDIOS (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, NICKELBACK, KISS, STONE SOUR, AC/DC) in Vancouver Canada; they are a focused juggernaut redefining the genre.

Musically, their new songs feature unique time signatures and unconventional arrangements leaning toward the epic, each and every note, guitar shred, wail, lyrical phrase and crushing thunder from the rhythm section is delivered with technical prowess, passion and polish. In the tradition of British invasion Metal from days past, some songs continue on for longer than 7 minutes, holding the listener in its grasp from beginning to end.

WEST OF HELL seamlessly incorporates elements of Thrash, Death, Tech melodic, aggressive, progressive, and timeless classic Heavy Metal. Blackened themes addressing the human condition dominate the lyrical content. WEST OF HELL’s new album unifies the genre!

WEST OF HELL will be presented on the new Imperative Music Compilation alongside Death, Cradle of Filth, Destruction, Hammerfall, etc.

More details about New Album, New Video Clips and Tour soon.

Keep an open eye to see WEST OF HELL in your country.

FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/WestofHell/

LONG LIVE WEST OF HELL.

STONE.

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TWITCHING TONGUES – Announces Tour With Hatebreed, Crowbar, And The Acacia Strain + US Headlining Shows Confirmed

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 8, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Southern California-based Metal/Hardcore outfit TWITCHING TONGUES will take to the streets again this March on tour with Hatebreed, Crowbar, and The Acacia Strain. The trek – set to run from March 16th through March 29th – comes in advance of a short US headlining tour from March 30th to April 8th. See all confirmed dates below.

TWITCHING TONGUES will be touring in support of their forthcoming new full-length Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, set for release March 9th via Metal Blade Records. The title for TWITCHING TONGUES‘ fourth full-length is drawn from a quote by famed social philosopher Eric Hoffer – “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.” Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred reflects the band’s mentality in approaching the record: paying homage to those who supported them while belligerently responding to their detractors.

With “failure” as a core theme driving Colin Young’s lyrics, it also features his first foray into the political arena, motivated by the contemporary political climate. Directly inspired by film scores, the record has a strong epic feel, the band realizing their vision of having the music flow like a story being told. While still maintaining the same levels of aggression that have traditionally characterized previous offerings, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred features more immediate and memorable melodies that evoke the sound of 2013’s In Love There Is No Law.

For a first preview of Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, sample the band’s latest video for “Harakiri” (directed by David Brodsky) at  metalblade.com/twitchingtongues where the record is available for preorder.

TWITCHING TONGUES w/ Hatebreed, Crowbar, The Acacia Strain:
3/16/2018 The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
3/17/2018 Theachine Shop – Flint, MI
3/18/2018 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
3/19/2018 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
3/20/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
3/21/2018 Omaha – Minneapolis, MN
3/22/2018 Sokol Auditorium – NE
3/23/2018 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
3/24/2018 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
3/25/2018 Deluxe @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
3/26/2018 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
3/27/2018 Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
3/28/2018 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
3/29/2018 Reverb – Reading, PA
w/ True Love, Vamachara:
3/30/2018 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
3/31/2018 Chrome – Waterford, NY
4/01/2018 Town Ballroom – Leopard Lounge – Buffalo, NY
4/03/2018 Middle East Club – Cambridge, MA
4/04/2018 Ballroom at the Outer Space – Hamden, CT
4/06/2018 United Blood Festival 2018 @ The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
4/08/2018 The Masquerade – Purgatory – Atlanta, GA
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 * For more band info:

http://www.twitchingtongues.com
http://www.facebook.com/twitchingtongues
http://twitter.com/twtchngtongues

LONG LIVE TWITCHING TONGUES.

STONE.

BLOOD OF THE WOLF – To Release “II: Campaign Of Extermination” On April 7

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 5, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Blackened death juggernaut BLOOD OF THE WOLF has returned to embark upon a Campaign of Extermination.

This eight-track onslaught is a continuation of the band’s critically acclaimed 2015 debut, I: The Law of Retaliation. To showcase the intensity that is II: Campaign of Extermination, BLOOD OF THE WOLF has launched a stream of the album’s title track.

Check out “Campaign of Extermination” at bloodofthewolf.bandcamp.com or below:

BLOOD OF THE WOLF will unleash II: Campaign of Extermination on April 7th.

Track listing:

  1. Thunder the Drums of War
  2. Campaign of Extermination
  3. Beneditio Ultionis: Their Blood for my Glory
  4. Erupting Volcanic Wrath
  5. The Sword is my Light and my Salvation
  6. Scorched Earth Ceremony
  7. With Fire and a Thousand Flashing Blades
  8. A Sermon of Slaughtered Foes

Bio:

BLOOD OF THE WOLF is a blackened death metal band from Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 2012, BLOOD OF THE WOLF combines breakneck riffing with memorable melodic passages, relentless drumming and intense vocal delivery. In 2013 the band released a two song demo and in 2015 they released their first full-length, I: The Law of Retaliation. BLOOD OF THE WOLF has been pummeling audiences with relentless, nonstop aggression. The group has shared the stage with national acts like Marduk, Belphegor, Inquisition and Incantation. In 2018, BLOOD OF THE WOLF will release their second full-length album, II: Campaign of Extermination. Fans can expect the same level of barbaric ferocity, decisive, melodic passages and violent drumming.

II: Campaign of Extermination was mixed and mastered by Joe Tiberi, February through August of 2017. All songs written and arranged by Blood of the Wolf. Cover art created by Agus Wibowo. Live photo by Tammy Guillen.

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LONG LIVE BLOOD OF THE WOLF.

STONE.

SACRAL RAGE – Preparing Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album for Release On Cruz Del Sur Music

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 3, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Promising Greek speedsters SACRAL RAGE have started work on the follow-up to 2015’s Illusions in Infinite Void debut full-length for a 2018 release via Cruz Del Sur Music. The as-yet-titled album will be produced by SACRAL RAGE, with drum and guitar recordings taking place in Ignite Studios in Athens. The band will track vocals and bass in White Socks Studios and will have the album mixed and mastered by Stamos Koliousis at an undisclosed location in Norway.

Comments guitarist Marios: “The music retains the classic SACRAL mixture of tech madness/aggressiveness with the addition of more complex structures at times, along with a darker vibe and more layered sounds than the previous one. In terms of composition and arranging of the songs, the way we worked hasn’t changed since our last work. The only difference was that we had to overcome and re-invent aspects of ourselves in order to present something different and fresh from our previous works.”

SACRAL RAGE‘s sound – a blend of tech thrash in the vein of CORONER mixed with the sci-fi aura of VOIVOD and the melodic class of HELSTAR – has taken on a more aggressive form according to Marios, even finding the band going down even darker paths than before. “It’s like we expanded every aspect of ‘Illusions…’ with this one. The songs came out bigger than expected without losing the character and the sound of the band. Lyrically, we present stories of the near (or not) future and visions of a traveler that wanders through time.”

The positive reception to Illusions… helped spread the SACRAL RAGE name throughout Europe and included several key festival stops along the way. Aware of the expectations for their sophomore album, Marios feels like it’s time for SACRAL RAGE to assert their place in the heavy metal underground.

“With our second release, we aim to make the next step for the band and participate in bigger festivals, as we believe that our live performance is one of our strong points,” he closes. “We also hope that our music will be unleashed on much more people than before.”

Source:

* For more band/label info:

www.facebook.com/SacralRage

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/

LONG LIVE SACRAL RAGE.

STONE.

IRON MAIDEN – Announce Legacy Of The Beast European Tour 2018!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on November 13, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the IRON MAIDEN facebook:

May
26 Saku Arena, Tallinn, ESTONIA *
28 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, FINLAND *

June
01 Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, SWEDEN *
03 Dahls Arena, Trondheim Rocks, NORWAY
05 Royal Arena, Copenhagen, DENMARK *
07 Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, SWEDEN
09 Rockavaria, Königsplatz, Munich, GERMANY
10 Expo Plaza, Hannover, GERMANY *
13 Waldbuhne, Berlin, GERMANY *
16 Firenze Rocks, ITALY
17 Novarock Festival, Nickelsdorf, AUSTRIA
20 Letnany Airport, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC *
22 Graspop, Dessel, BELGIUM
24 Hellfest, Clisson, FRANCE
26 Geneva Arena, Geneva, SWITZERLAND *
28 Volt Festival, Sopron, HUNGARY
30 Messegelaende, Freiburg, GERMANY *

July
01 Gelredome, Arnhem, HOLLAND *
05 AccorsHotel Arena, Paris, FRANCE
09 San Siro Ippodromo, Milan, ITALY
10 Hallenstadion, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
13 Altice Arena, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
14 Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, SPAIN
17 Piazza Dellà Unita D’Italia, Trieste, ITALY
20 Rockwave Festival, Athens, GREECE
22 Hills Of Rock, Plovdiv, BULGARIA
24 Zagreb arena, Zagreb, CROATIA
27 Tauron Arena, Krakow, POLAND
31 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, ENGLAND *

August
02 SSE Arena, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND *
04 Exhibition & Conference Centre, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND *
06 Manchester Arena, Manchester, ENGLAND *
07 Genting arena, Birmingham, ENGLAND *
10 O2 Arena, London, ENGLAND *

(No further countries will be added to this touring schedule).

Most shows go on-sale Friday 24th November. Pre-sales start Monday 20th November. We’ll keep you updated!

*Special Guest will be Killswitch Engage

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* For more info on IRON MAIDEN:

Iron Maiden

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

CRYPT ROT – To Release “Embryonic Devils” Through Southern Lord On April 28th

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on March 6, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Sinister new Southern Lord signing CRYPT ROT prepares for the release of their debut LP, Embryonic Devils, confirmed for release on April 28th.

Still in their embryonic stages, CRYPT ROT was conceived in Ashtabula, Ohio in 2016, however members of the group have been cutting their teeth in various other bands for some time. CRYPT ROT was formed by lead vocalist/guitarist Ryan Sposito (former frontman of Homewrecker), drummer/vocalist Matt Izzi (Homewrecker, Scorched), guitarist Joe Dedomenic, bassist Steve Cray (formerly of Homewrecker) and since replaced by Aaron Schwarz, with additional vocals from Allie Dioneff.

CRYPT ROT summons an ominous atmosphere on their debut, as they segue between pummeling blackened death metal fury, packed with caustic vocals, drop-tuned aggression, relentless riffs, spine-tingling harmonies, and creepy sounds from the darkest catacombs. Lyrically they probe matters of life, death, politics, (anti) religion, suffering, and mental health, and take influence from the masters including; Carnage, Dismember, Death, Cannibal Corpse, Repugnant, Deicide, and Dissection.

For the recording sessions of Embryonic Devils, the band enlisted Bill Korecky at the Mars Compound (Integrity, Ringworm, Homewrecker); the collaboration resulted in five brand new death anthems, refined with a high-gain sound that will grab listeners with its ferocity.

Sample the tumultuous filth of “Chapters Of Torment” RIGHT HERE.

Embryonic Devils shall be released via Southern Lord in LP and digital formats on 28th April, preorder information shall be released soon. The band recently entered the studio again resulting in three new songs, which will later appear on a split release with Scorched.

This is just the beginning, let the Rot Begin… welcome to the Crypt.

Embryonic Devils Track List:
1. Segue 1
2. Chapters Of Torment
3. Segue 2
4. Scaphist Waste
5. Segue 3
6. Coffin Birth…Post Mortal Fetal Extrusion
7. Segue 4
8. Pit Of Morbidity
9. Segue 5
10. Internal Organ Feast
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CRYPT ROT:

Father Flesh – Vocals/Guitar

The Executioner – Guitar

Necro Butcher (Aaron Schwarz) – Bass

Rotten Misstress – Vocals/Keyboard

Col. Tomb – Vocals/Drums

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more CRYPT ROT & Southern Lord:

https://www.facebook.com/CryptRotOH

http://www.southernlord.com

http://www.facebook.com/SLadmin

http://twitter.com/twatterlord

LONG LIVE CRYPT ROT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

Stone.

Finnish Extreme Metal Band A LIE NATION To Release New EP In April!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 6, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Finnish Melodic Extreme Metal quintet A Lie Nation will release their second EP, called “Begin Hate”, April 5th 2017 via Inverse Records.

“Begin Hate” is rough, yet melodic, Extreme Metal with an original touch that fuses elements from Black and Death Metal with rock-like straightforwardness. The four song EP is a study of negative mindscapes of the human species and it spans from extreme aggression to apocalyptic and self-destructive atmospheres. Heavy hitting rhythms and razor sharp vocals are balanced out with intriguing melodies and smoothly grinding bass lines. “Begin Hate” does not bow to anyone or anything, but is sure to leave a mark with its energetic destructiveness.

“Begin Hate” was recorded during the year 2016 at Oulu, Finland. Recording, mixing, mastering and the cover art has been fully produced within A Lie Nation.

An official video “Shooting The Messenger” is available here:
https://youtu.be/ghNkztlf0uQ or below:

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Track list:
1. Rot of the Spirit
2. Shooting the Messenger
3. Into Black Divine
4. A Burn Afar

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

Discography:
Begin Hate EP (2017)
Human Waves EP (2015)

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* For more A LIE NATION:

https://www.facebook.com/alienationofficial
http://alienationmetal.com
https://twitter.com/alienationmetal
https://www.instagram.com/alienationband/
https://alienationmetal.bandcamp.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE A LIE NATION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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