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RIVERS OF NIHIL – To Kick Off Tour With Dying Fetus

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

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RIVERS OF NIHIL will kick off their North American tour supporting Dying Fetus and Thy Art Is Murder, with additional support from Enterprise Earth and Sanction this week. The tour begins on March 15th in Poughkeepsie, New York and will make its way through nearly three-dozen cities, drawing to a close on April 22nd in Amityville, New York. See all confirmed dates below.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Sanction:
3/15/2018 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
3/16/2018 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
3/17/2018 Agora – Cleveland, OH
3/18/2018 Opera House – Toronto, ON
3/20/2018 Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
3/21/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
3/22/2018 Skyway – Minneapolis, MN
3/23/2018 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
3/24/2018 Summit – Denver, CO
3/25/2018 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT *
3/27/2018 Bossanov – Portland, OR
3/28/2018 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
3/30/2018 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
3/31/2018 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
4/01/2018 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
4/02/2018 The Jamspot – Albuquerque, NM *
4/03/2018 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
4/04/2018 The Riff – Springfield, MO
4/06/2018 International – Knoxville, TN
4/07/2018 The Ground – Miami, FL
4/08/2018 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
4/09/2018 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
4/10/2018 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/11/2018 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
4/13/2018 Come And Take It Live – Houston, TX
4/14/2018 Texas Independence Fest – Austin, TX
4/15/2018 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
4/16/2018 The Building – Hot Springs Village, AR *
4/17/2018 Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
4/18/2018 Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
4/19/2018 One Centre Square – Allentown, PA
4/20/2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest – Worcester, MA
4/21/2018 House Of Independence – Asbury Park, NJ
4/22/2018 Revolution – Amityville, NY
* RIVERS OF NIHIL and Enterprise Earth only

The band will be touring in support of their third full-length, Where Owls Know My Name, set for release on March 16th – just one day after tour kick off – via Metal Blade Records. Whereas 2013’s The Conscious Seed Of Light and 2015’s Monarchy were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, Where Owls Know My Name represents the fall. And although that season is usually associated with death, for RIVERS OF NIHIL, the autumn serves as a rebirth.

Where Owls Know My Name reunites RIVERS OF NIHIL with Monarchy producer Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life) and Dan Seagrave, the storied artist behind such celebrated album covers as Entombed’s Left Hand Path and Suffocation‘s Effigy Of The Forgotten. Where Owls Know My Name is often just as punishing as its predecessors while assimilating ingredients from musical genres as varied as electronica, jazz, alternative, folk, and the golden age of Shrapnel Records. The resulting music is indescribably progressive, a multifaceted soundscape that goes beyond the wildest dreams of even the group’s most ardent admirers.

Sample Where Owls Know My Name’s “The Silent Life,” “A Home” and the title track at: http://www.metalblade.com/riversofnihil where the record can be preordered in various formats.

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* For more band info:

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
http://twitter.com/riversofnihil

Source:

LONG LIVE RIVERS OF NIHIL.

STONE.

SKINNED – Announce New Album, Launch FREE Digital Single / Video

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 4, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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XENOKORP is proud to announce the signing of a multi-album deal with US dark Death Metal band SKINNED, the release of the group’s fifth full-length, “Shadow Syndicate“, on May 04 and the immediate launch of the FREE digital single / music videoWe Are the End“!

Firmly rooted in the Death Metal spectrum, SKINNED have since their inception in 1995, always combined styles to create their very own kind of Extreme Metal by twisting and re-shaping sub-genres, the result being a unique mix of Death Metal, dark Doom soundscapes, hyper blasts, Black Metal dramatic grotesquery and heavy slams.

This monstrous band’s ability to invoke innumerable extremes to create some of the heaviest, most epic, dark and brutal yet groovy brand of Death Metal is impressive. From their debut demo to present, the level of progression and diversification is vast and seemingly unstoppable.

Much like the relentlessness of their music, SKINNED continue to canvas the world with countless past tours and gigs on such sub/continents and countries as North and Central America, Europe, Russia, Japan, South Africa, South Asia… most recently with the likes of DEFEATED SANITY, KATAKLYSM, INCANTATION, CEPHALIC CARNAGE and many more, making SKINNED a globally recognized force within the Extreme Metal scene as a whole and that for sure won’t stop with their new deal with world-renowned management and booking agency THE FLAMING ARTS and the release of their brand new landmark album, “Shadow Syndicate“ through XENOKORP on May 04.

Varied in shapes and moods, “Shadow Syndicate”, produced by Dave OTERO (CATTLE DECAPITATION, CEPHALIC CARNAGE…) and featuring, among others, guest vocals by Josh WELSHMAN (DEFEATED SANITY…) and guest lyrics by Paul McGUIRE (CEREBRAL BORE…), is the kind of work of art that’s much more than a collection of tracks: it’s a world in itself where each song explores a different aspect of dark beliefs (conspiracy theories, unsolved mysteries…), the whole creating a society of extreme darkness under the domination of the New World Order where the citizens become cattle for the governments and guinea pigs for alien entities, ultimately leading your specie to its ultimate demise, the face under the merciless boot of the… “Shadow Syndicate“!

“We Are the End” single
• FREE download @ BandCamp
Music Video @ YouTube

“Shadow Syndicate” – track list
1. Wings of Virulence
2. As Their Bodies Fall
3. Mental Deconstruction
4. We Are the End
5. Black Rain
6. Shadow Syndicate
7. Hollowed Earth
8. Led Them to the Trains
9. Angel’s Haarp
10. In the Mist of Dawn
Total Running Time: 39:00

“Shadow Syndicate” – formats
• 1000 copies limited edition first print DigiPak CD
• Digital

LINKS
SKINNED Web Site
• SKINNED @ Facebook

• SKINNED @ Instagram

• SKINNED @ Twitter

• SKINNED @ YouTube

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Source: XENOKORP

LONG LIVE SKINNED.

STONE.

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.

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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Source:
 * 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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SOURCE:

MetalOdyssey

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

MetalOdyssey

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.

IRON MAIDEN – Announced 2nd Show For July 22nd At Barclays Center In Brooklyn, NY

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 1, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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From Iron Maiden

Due to overwhelming demand, IRON MAIDEN have added a second night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday July 22nd.

Tickets went on sale Saturday February 25th at 10am via Ticketmaster.com

More at http://ironmaiden.com/…/iron-maiden-announce-the-last-show-…

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MetalOdyssey

HAIL THE ICONIC IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ACCEPT “Restless And Live” – 2CD/DVD Releases On January 13th, 2017!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on December 26, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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ACCEPT – A double CD/DVD from the incredible ACCEPT lands on January 13th, 2017, via Nuclear Blast Records! The legendary ACCEPT are relentless with their touring and releasing new studio albums; this double live offering of Heavy Metal brilliance will be yet another sonic recruitment tool for many generations of ACCEPT fans to worship! Metal Be Thy Name – Stone.

Crank up Pandemic, from Restless And Live! Whoa!

ACCEPT:

Wolf Hoffmann – Guitar
Peter Baltes – Bass
Mark Tornillo – Vocals
Christopher Williams – Drums
Uwe Lulis – Guitar

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Source:

ACCEPT

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ACCEPT.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

COBALT – To Kick Off North American Tour Next Week

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on August 24, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Progressive apocalyptic wasteland Metal duo COBALT will kick off their long-anticipated North American tour next week. Slated to commence on September 1st in Seattle, Washington and run through September 24th in Denver, Colorado, the Slow Forever Tour 2016 includes an appearance at Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina and Basilica SoundScape in Hudson, New York as well as a special performance with Wolves In The Throne Room in Washington, DC. Support will be provided by Germany’s infernal Metal duo, Mantar.

COBALT w/ Mantar:
9/01/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
9/02/2016 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR
9/03/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
9/04/2016 The Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
9/05/2016 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
9/07/2016 Mohawk – Austin, TX
9/09/2016 Hopscotch Fest – Raleigh, NC **
9/10/2016 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/11/2016 The East Room – Nashville, TN
9/13/2016 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
9/14/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/15/2016 DC9 – Washington, DC w/ Wolves In The Throne Room **
9/16/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/17/2016 Basilica SoundScape – Hudson, NY **
9/18/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
9/19/2016 The Garrison – Toronto, ON
9/20/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI
9/21/2016 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
9/22/2016 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
9/23/2016 Riot Room – Kansas City, MI
9/24/2016 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
** COBALT only

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COBALT features multi-instrumentalist/mastermind Erik Wunder and new vocalist Charlie Fell (ex-Lord Mantis). The pair will be touring in support of their Slow Forever full-length, released this past March on CD, LP, and digitally via Profound Lore Records. Pitchfork named the record the band’s, “best-ever,” and, “as accessible as it is aggressive, with magnetic hooks, shout-along mantras, and sparkling riffs.” Spin noted, “Slow was born of isolation and betrayal, but it’s music that was meant for concert halls COBALT deserve to fill; music that rewards both introspection and reveling in like-minded rapture.”

Stereogum gushed, “Slow Forever works because its way vaster and meaner and more monolithic than almost any album I’ve heard in recent years. It’s not an album that does things. It simply is. If you listen to it in the right frame of mind, it creates this whole visceral hell-world inside your head, and you can just go fold in on yourself and live there.” Added Metal Injection, “Slow Forever is a commanding and magisterial composition. It stands as a frame of reference for great Metal much like its predecessor and transcends the hitches and missteps that COBALT has dealt with in the space between albums… a massively rewarding experience to digest and rife with some of COBALT‘s greatest individual moments.”

Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/COBALT

http://www.profoundlorerecords.com

http://www.facebook.com/profoundlorerecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COBALT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ARMORED SAINT – Announces Performance At Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Kick-Off Party With Havok, Exmortus And Thrown Into Exile

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on August 3, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Armored Saint - Ozzfest Meets Knotfest - 2016 - promo flyer - #MO33090ILMFNSMSO

Currently on tour in Europe, ARMORED SAINT will make a special appearance in the US this Fall at the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest kick-off party, which is exclusively for campers at this double-header music and lifestyle weekend.

The September 23rd pre-festival concert will give campers early access to the campsite, allowing them time to prepare for a night of performances from ARMORED SAINT, Havok, Exmortus and Thrown Into Exile. For tickets and more information, please visit: http://www.ozzfest.com and http://www.ozzfestmeetsknotfest.com. See below for all upcoming ARMORED SAINT tour dates!

ARMORED SAINT:
7/29/2016 Saarmageddon @ Messegelande – Saarbrucken, DE
7/30/2016 Nord Open Air – Essen, DE
9/23/2016 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Kick-Off Party – San Bernardino, CA
10/8/2016 Loud Park Festival – Tokyo, JP
ARMORED SAINT w/ Queensrÿche, Midnight Eternal:
11/15/2016 Showbox At The Market – Seattle, WA
11/16/2016 Ace Of Spaces – Sacramento, CA
11/18/2016 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/22/2016 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
11/23/2016 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
11/25/2016 Clicks – Tyler, TX
11/26/2016 Trees – Dallas, TX
11/29/2016 Mavericks at the Landing – Jacksonville, FL
11/30/2016 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
12/01/2016 The Cuban Club – Tampa, FL
12/02/2016 The Music Farm – Charleston, SC
12/03/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12/04/2016 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
12/06/2016 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
12/07/2016 Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
12/08/2016 Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI
12/09/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
12/11/2016 Limelight – Peoria, IL
12/13/2016 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
12/14/2016 Kanza Hall – Overland Park, KS
12/15/2016 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

ARMORED SAINT brings together five masters of Metal – frontman John Bush, bassist Joey Vera, guitarist Phil Sandoval, drummer Gonzo Sandoval, and guitarist Jeff Duncan – that combine to forge one of the genre’s most criminally unsung forces. Their latest full-length, Win Hands Down, debuted at #71 on the Billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart during its first week of release, and also earned an impressive #33 on the German Top 100 albums charts. To purchase and preview Win Hands Down, visit: metalblade.com/armoredsaint.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info on ARMORED SAINT:

http://www.armoredsaint.com

http://www.facebook.com/thearmoredsaint

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

NIGHTLAND – Announces Their “Obsession Over Europe Live 2016 Tour” – Dates, Venues And Cities

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on June 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Nightland - Obsession Over Europe - 2016 - promo tour flyer - #MO99ILMFSO333

NIGHTLAND – Pesaro, Italy’s Symphonic Death Metal group NIGHTLAND have announced their Obsession Over Europe Live 2016 Tour. Check out the dates, venues and cities on the tour flyer above! Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

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For more info on NIGHTLAND:

Facebook: Nightland

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NIGHTLAND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CIRITH UNGOL – Metal Warriors Return! Headlining Frost And Fire II – October 8th In Ventura, California

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 23, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Cirith Ungol - Frost And Fire II - promo festival flyer - 2016 - Oct 7 - 9 - #MO9909ILMFSO

As reported on the Cirith Ungol Facebook:

Frost And Fire II – October 7-9, 2016 – Beautiful Beachside Downtown Ventura, California.

Last year’s event sold out with only two months of notice, so we decided to step it up a notch for all of you. We understand people need time to make travel plans, so here is the entire lineup with ticket links. This is also extra special of course because of the rebirth of Cirith Ungol. They are representing in their hometown of Ventura, CA with this come back show. The fans have cried for it for nearly the last twenty-five years. This is for all of you. Thanks for the support in the past and in the future. Let’s all continue making Heavy Metal history, together.

Day One @ Bombay – October 7, 2016
143 S. California St. Ventura, CA
Showtime – 5:00pm – Show Is 21+Over, Only.

Featuring:
Omen
Slough Feg
Thrust
Blade Killer
Midnight Chaser
Widow
Resistance
Vanlade
Salvacion
Seax
Livin Alive

Purchase Day One Here:


http://nightdemon.net/frost-and-fire–2

Day Two (All Ages)
@ Ventura Theater- October 8, 2016
26 S. Chestnut St. Ventura, CA
Showtime 3:00pm

Featuring:
Cirith Ungol (The Kings of the Dead Have Risen)
Midnight (Exclusive West Coast Appearance)
Mindless Sinner (First Ever U.S. Show)
Special Guest Reunion (Announced March 1St)
Night Demon
High Spirits
Visigoth
Axxion
Spellcaster

All Headliners – All Day Long – Get There Early! 
Purchase Day Two Here:


https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1082331

After Party at Sans Souci (21+ OVER)
NO cover. (directly across the street from the venue)
10:30pm

Featuring:
Hessian (Portland, Maine)
Alchemy (Tijuana, Mexico)

Day Three (All Ages)
Frost And Fire Presents “Bangover Brunch” And Metal Market @
Bombay – 143 South California St. Ventura, Ca
10:00am – 5:00pm

Featuring:
An Afternoon With Ashbury
Plus Special Guest (T.B.A.)
Heavy Metal Marketplace, DJ’s, Drink And Food Specials, Raffle Prizes, Hangovers And Bangovers!

Purchase Day Three Here:

http://nightdemon.net/frost-and-fire–2

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Official Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1686875868223394/

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For more CIRITH UNGOL:

Facebook: Cirith Ungol

http://www.cirithungol.bigcartel.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CIRITH UNGOL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

RABID ASSASSIN RETURN!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Rabid Assassin - promo band pic - 2016 - #MO993366ILMFSO

Horror Metal act RABID ASSASSIN have been on hiatus due the horrific accident founder/guitarist Thane Farace suffered earlier this year. But that hasn’t kept them from working behind the scenes. The band is currently working on their next release titled ‘All Rise’ and have scheduled their first comeback show for July 16th in Laurelton, Pennsylvania. The band has taken their look and sound to the next level including adding drummer Todd Stansfield as well as a fifth member for their theatrical stage show known as Jesseca Rabid.

Both Thane and Jesseca both star in Creepy Crawl Entertainment Horror Films which also features music by RABID ASSASSIN. Stay tunes for more inf on RABID ASSASSIN and visit www.rabidassassin.com!

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Source:

HighVolMusic - logo - 2016 - #MO3999ILMFD8IE996

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RABID ASSASSIN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

WARFATHER – Announces Artwork And Track List For “The Grey Eminence”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on June 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Warfather - The Grey Eminence - promo album cover - 2016 - #MO77333ILMF

Greyhaze Records - record label logo - 2016 - #MO99933ILMF

WARFATHER has released the artwork and track listing for forthcoming sophomore album The Grey Eminence. The album will be released September 16 on Greyhaze Records. Pre-order it at this location.

Featuring Steve Tucker (MORBID ANGEL), WARFATHER‘s highly anticipated follow-up to debut album Orchestrating the Apocalypse, was produced by Death Metal icon and studio wizard Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL).

The collaboration marks the first time Tucker and Rutan have worked together since MORBID ANGEL’s Gateways to Annihilation. Tucker had this to say about the results:

“I am extremely excited for the release of The Grey Eminence. I feel that this album is one of the best things that I have ever been a part of! Erik Rutan did an amazing job on the production and the songs speak for themselves!” 

Steve Tucker - Warfather - 2016 - #MO099ILMFMS333

 Above: Steve Tucker

Producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL) added:

“Recording with Steve and the guys on the new Warfather album has been fantastic! It has been a blast to be working on this monster album in the studio once again with my great friend and former band mate. The songs are heavy as hell and just outright awesome. We have some great tones and performances.”

Warfather - The Grey Eminence - promo album cover - 2016 - #MO77333ILMF

The Grey Eminence – Track List:

1. Orders of the Horde
2. Headless Mean Can No Longer Speak
3. Judgement, The Hammer
4. For Glory or Infamy
5. The Dawning Inquisition
6. Heedless Servant
7. Carnage of the Pious
8. Grey Eminence
9. Fair and Final Warning

Warfather - artwork promo - 2016 - #999ILMFNS33

For more WARFATHER:

Facebook: WarFather

www.greyhazerecords.com

www.facebook.com/greyhazerecords

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Source: ClawHammer PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WARFATHER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Finnish Industrial Metal Unit KING SATAN – Release “Psygnosis” Music Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music videos, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

King Satan - promo pic - 2016 - #MO772333ILMFSO9

Finnish Industrial Metal/EBM Group KING SATAN have released the official video for new single “Psygnosis.” The video was directed, written and produced by the band’s mastermind/vocalist Aleister Von Satan himself. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pq_HgY5puE or below:

The single will be included on the band’s upcoming debut album, which will be released later in 2016 on Saturnal Records.

KING SATAN is an industrial metal / EBM band from Tampere, Finland, founded in 2015 by Aleister Von Satan (a.k.a. fra. Zetekh, also mastermind of occult Black Metal band Saturnian Mist). KING SATAN combines influences from a wide range of Extreme Metal, Electro-Industrial and even Hard Rock. Musically, the band is about complete defiance – not only towards the boundaries and conventions of Metal and Electro Music but also the status quo of spiritual life and mental status of modern world. Nothing is sacred and no stone shall be left unturned.

Spotify link for Psygnosis:

https://open.spotify.com/track/02oJ9B8FlRerROfTLIiBic

iTunes link for Psygnosis:

https://itunes.apple.com/fi/album/02-psygnosis/id1121561300?i=1121561334&l=fi

BAND BIO:

KING SATAN‘s first promo titled We are King Satan and we Fuck the World (2015) was recorded in autumn 2015 and released in December 2015 together with a music video single from the demo titled Enter Black Fire (2015). The video was directed by ALEISTER VON SATAN himself. The CD edition of the demo sold out fast and KING SATAN were going through a period of finding an established line-up for the sake of performing live, which meant that  a lot of people came and went before the line-up was settled. DJ SHEMHAMFORASH (a.k.a. fra. Ptahaz, also known from Saturnian Mist) was already in the band during the time of the first demo and handled guitars, synths and DJ responsibilities live, while B.B. KILL found himself as a guitarist and KATE BOSS as a bassist and a dancer.

Due to the success of the demo KING SATAN started working almost immediately on the debut full-length album in March 2016 and the first live shows were confirmed quickly. The first live appearance will take place August 2016 at the SAARIHELVETTI FESTIVAL, Tampere, Finland, where the band will share the stage with such names as Turmion Kätilöt and Shining, while the second show will take a place at the extravagant GOTHIC FEST in SOFIA at Sofia, Bulgaria on October 29, 2016.


Source: ClawHammer PR

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

* For more KING SATAN:

www.kingsatan.net/

www.saturnalrecords.com/

www.facebook.com/kingsatan616

twitter.com/kingsatan616

twitter.com/saturnalrecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KING SATAN.

Stone.

IRON IMPERIUM – Releases Music Video And A New Single “Dead Ahead”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music videos, news, rock music with tags , , , , on June 3, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

IRON IMPERIUM - Dead Ahead - Band promo pic - 2016 - #MO990333ILMFSO

IRON IMPERIUM is an Alternative – Heavy Metal band from Jyväskylä, Finland, formed in 2012, with music inspired by bands like Avenged Sevenfold, System of a Down and ’80’s Heavy Metal. The band’s lyric poetry swims in the dark waters. The band could be described as Modern Metal, among which has a little bit of 80’s Metal, darkness and Grunge, yet it’s still energetic and honest Metal music.

Single on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/0tobz2S2DV5vjkslPqVfkr

Release date: June 1st 2016

Label: Inverse Records

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Source:

Inverse Records - logo - #2015IRMO

http://www.inverse.fi

For more IRON IMPERIUM:

https://www.facebook.com/IronImperium/

https://twitter.com/IronImperiumoff

https://www.instagram.com/Ironimperiumband/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON IMPERIUM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 3rd, 2016… New METAL Releases Today! From HELLYEAH To POISON HEADACHE

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 3, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Volbeat - Seal The Deal & Lets Boogie - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO999ILMFNSO

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released VOLBEAT studio album, Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie, is ranked #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hot damn!

Hellyeah - Undeniable - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO99ILMNFSO335

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released HELLYEAH studio album, Unden!able, is ranked at #3, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and Yeah!!

Dark Funeral - Where Shadows Forever Reign - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO99333ILMFSO

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released DARK FUNERAL studio album, Where Shadows Forever Reign, is ranked at #9, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking cool!!

Candlemass - Death Thy Lover - 2016 - promo EP cover pic - #MO99099ILMFSO

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released CANDLEMASS studio EP, Death Thy Lover, is ranked at #19, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. CANDLEMASS!!

Yngwie Malmsteen - World On Fire - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO990099ILMFO

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released YNGWIE MALMSTEEN studio album, World On Fire, is ranked at #37, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yngwie!!

Nervosa - Agony - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO333ILMFNSO

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released studio album, Agony, from São Paulo’s NERVOSA, is ranked at #48, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

POISON HEADACHE - promo album cover pic - #MO0990993ILMFNSO

On June 3rd, 2016 – The newly released debut and self-titled studio album from San Diego’s POISON HEADACHE is ranked at #54, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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