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VANISH – Signs With Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Massacre Records:

Welcome to the Massacre Records family, VANISH!

Traditional metal meets modern synth sounds and progressive elements – with this combination VANISH prove that classic elements and modern metal elements can co-exist. The band’s compact songs with heavy riffs, strong melodies and bombastic parts create a unique and new sound.

Their songs deal with ever-present themes like mortality, anxiety or social problems. VANISH is a band that can look back on more than 14 years of live, studio and songwriting experience and that puts a lot of passion, effort and creativity into their music.

The band’s current line-up, consisting of Bastian Rose (vocals, keyboard), Tommy Rösch (guitar), Philipp Schönle (guitar), Daniele Dei Giudici (bass) and Ralf Nopper (drums), exists since more than a decade.

VANISH want to prove that innovative metal can inspire everyone – not only metal fans. In the past few years, VANISH rocked numerous clubs and festivals and supported bands such as Queensryche, Brainstorm, Mystic Prophecy, Axxis, Freedom Call and Kissin’ Dynamite.

VANISH’s upcoming album “Come To Wither” is set to be released in autumn 2014 via Massacre Records!


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ASHES OF TYRANNY – Release Debut EP “Shrine”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, modern metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Garnett/Ottawa, KS band ASHES OF TYRANNY has just released their debut EP Shrine, digitally for streaming and/or purchase through:

Modern Melodic Rock ‘n Metal is perhaps the best description of what the band has created, but it all boils down to memorable songwriting that grooves and emotes. ASHES OF TYRANNY has redefined the sound of Metal music, with a new take on old classic concepts. Beautiful melodic vocal lines, soaring guitar harmonies, and hard-hitting songs that have real staying power are what define Shrine.

ASHES OF TYRANNY has a string of regional dates lined up next month with a major tour announcement coming soon.

SHRINE – Track List:

Demolition Man


The Rag Man

Start the Flood


For You





June 4th @ The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

June 15th @ Forrest Park – Ottawa, KS (MADD Benefit/Free Show)

June 19th @ Angel’s Rock Bar – Kansas City, MO

June 22nd @ Central Street Bar & Grill – Richmond, KS


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on ASHES OF TYRANNY, click on links below!

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AMARANTHE – 2013 Tour Dates Continue In Support Of “The Nexus”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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AMARANTHE – Swedish/Danish Modern Metal marvels, AMARANTHE, are taking to the road once again this year, in support of their chart toppingdynamic and mesmerizing new studio album: The Nexus. This second studio album from AMARANTHE was released worldwide this past March, via Spinefarm/Universal.

In very recent AMARANTHE news, the band has been confirmed for Radio Rock’s Cruise from Helsinki – Tallin on September 14-15! Check out AMARANTHE’s tour dates below and… Metal be thy name!



14.05.2013 – Club Quattro – Tokyo, Japan

15.05.2013 – Club Quattro – Tokyo, Japan

17.05.2013 – Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan

24.05.2013 – Bandit Boat 15 – Stockholm, Sweden

07.06.2013 – Sweden Rock Festival – Sölvesborg, Sweden

15.06.2013 – Nova Rock – Nickelsdorf, Austria

17.06.2013 – DreamHack Summer 2013 – Jönköping, Sweden

29.06.2013 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium

30.06.2013 – Tuska Open Air Metal Festival – Helsinki, Finland

06.07.2013 – Metaltown – Gothenburg, Sweden

11.07.2013 – SommarRock Svedala – Svedala, Sweden

13.07.2013 – Masters of Rock – Vizovice, Czech Republic

02.08.2013 – Kuopiorock – Kuopio, Finland

03.08.2013 – Satama Open Air – Kemi, Finland

09.08.2013 – ARTmania Rock Festival – Sibiu, Romania

10.08.2013 – Getaway Rock Festival – Gävle, Sweden

11.08.2013 – Jurassic Rock – Mikkeli, Finland

24.08.2013 – Falkenbergs Rockfest – Falkenberg, Sweden

22.11.2013 – Folkets Park – Huskvarna, Sverige

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Jake E – vocals

Elize – vocals

Andy – screams

Olof – guitars & keys

Morten – drums

Johan – bass


For more info on AMARANTHE, click on the links below!

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SCHWARZER ENGEL – Signs With Massacre Records

Posted in dark metal, gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey


From Massacre Records:

We’re happy to announce the signing of Germany’s Dark Metal band SCHWARZER ENGEL!

The band was formed in 2007 by the vocalist and guitarist Dave Jason. The live line-up includes Jens Lindmaier (guitar), Stefan Grießhammer (guitar), Bert Oeler (bass) and Marcel Woitowicz (drums).

In 2010 they signed with Trisol Music Group and released their debut album “Apokalypse”.

In late 2010 SCHWARZER ENGEL toured with Ahab and The Vision Bleak through Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. The tour was accompanied by the release of the band’s EP “Geister und Dämonen”.

The second album “Träume Einer Nacht” followed in April 2011.

SCHWARZER ENGEL played at several festivals in 2011 and 2012, such as the Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Hexentanz Festival, Castle Storm Festival and Dark Storm Festival.

SCHWARZER ENGEL’s music can be described as modern dark metal with heavy guitar riffs, double bass attacks, catchy melodies and furious, deep vocals – all topped with orchestral arrangements.

The band’s poetic German lyrics are about human failures, impressions of nature, myths and the cruel reality of today’s world.

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Band leader Dave Jason about the signing with Massacre Records:

“I’m happy to announce that SCHWARZER ENGEL has teamed up with Massacre Records! The label has proven that it’s doing a great job in supporting their artists.

Massacre Records is the perfect partner for the release of SCHWARZER ENGEL’s upcoming album as well as the “Schwarze Sonne EP”, which will be the album’s harbringer.”

SCHWARZER ENGEL’s “Schwarze Sonne EP” will be released in late May via Massacre Records, followed by the worldwide release of the band’s third album “In Brennenden Himmeln” in late July!



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For more info on SCHWARZER ENGEL, click on the links below!

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Beyond Threshold “Who We Are” Out Now On Goomba Music / Turkey Vulture Records

Posted in hardcore, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Who We Are, the sophomore effort from Rockford, Illinois’ Beyond Threshold is out now via the combined efforts of Goomba Music and Turkey Vulture Records.

Expect nothing less than the finest in modern metal/hardcore. Who We Are can be found in stores and online retailers everywhere.

Selections from the album have been posted at this location: Beyond Threshold


11/17 – St. Louis, MO

11/23 – Urbana, IL w/ VENTANA

11/29 – Janesville, WI w/ DOPE

11/30 – Battle Creek, MI w/ NONPOINT

12/16 – Rockford, IL w/ FLAW


With the release of their 2010 debut, Revolution, Beyond Threshold established themselves as one of the fastest rising and most impressive new acts in the active rock/metal scene. Over the past two years, the band has shared stages with some of the biggest names in metal and gained a reputation as road-worthy workhorses. With Who We Are, Beyond Threshold takes their uncompromising blend of modern thrash, heavy rock and hardcore to the next level. Heads will bang, faces will melt and Beyond Threshold will emerge as the future of heavy music.

About Beyond Threshold:

Beyond Threshold is a heavy rock band that has dominated the greater Midwest. Coming from different influences and genres has allowed them to develop into a truly unique, professional, and powerful heavy rock act. Conceived in 2006, this talented young band comprises of former members of several Rockford metal outfits, and together are rapidly becoming one of the standouts of the Midwest music scene.

Veteran performers from many groups have come together to ignite an inferno constructed to consume. New school antics with old school roots give the band an unexampled edge in today’s music market.

Since the release of their debut album “Revolution” in 2010, Beyond Threshold has been touring the Midwest supporting acts, such as; Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Chevelle, All That Remains, Powerman 5000, Pop Evil, Filter, Nonpoint, Flava Flav, Hed P.E, Fear Factory, Godforbid, Mushroomhead, Sid Wilson of Slipknot, Skindred, Soil, Primer 55, Taproot, Smile Empty Soul, Flaw, Everclear, Art of Dying, Filter, Walls of Jericho, Fuel, Saliva, Adema, 36 Crazy Fists, Dope, Ankla, Kittie, It Dies Today, Burn Halo, Motograter, The Autumn Offering, Mephis May Fire, Bobaflex, Los Lonely Boys, The Last Vegas, Oblige, Anew Revolution, Tonic, and many more.


Erik Virgin – Vocals

Todd Paluzzi – Guitars

Dustin Dye – Guitars

Chad Foster – Bass

John (Vagrant) Sergel – Drums


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on BEYOND THRESHOLD, click on the links below!

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5 STAR GRAVE – Sign To Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, modern metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Meet 5 STAR GRAVE – politically incorrect and damn proud of it.

Brought back to life in 2005 by assembling the scattered unburied remains of 6 Italian punks, 5 STAR GRAVE equals a middle finger straight in the face of any kind of trend or musical compromises.

Their first album entitled “Corpse Breed Syndrome” was released in 2008 and received a great feedback from both media and fans for its recklessness, freshness and strong energetic vibe.

After almost 4 years, the band is now going to release their new album “Drugstore Hell”!

The album will offer a refinement of an already addictive and winning formula, able to combine extreme vocal aggression with catchy light-hearted melodies, a pounding rhythm section mixed with industrial keyboards and a sharp guitar work, all merged together in a boiling high-octane cauldron.

“Drugstore Hell” benefits of an impressive production by the award-winning producer Tobias Lindell (Europe, Hardcore Superstar, Crashdiet and others), who mixed and mastered the 11 new songs at the Bohus Sound Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden, granting the record a top-notch quality and an extremely aggressive sound.

The band about the message they want to spread with their music:

“Our music shall and will contain content that might be considered profane, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, abusive, incendiary, sexually offensive and obscene.”

Be prepared for “Drugstore Hell”, which is going to be released on May 25, 2012 via Massacre Records!

5 STAR GRAVE Line-up:

Claudio Ravinale – Vocals

Andrea Minolfi – Bass Guitar, Vocals

Thierry Bertone – Lead Guitar

Hervè De Zulian – Synth

Alessandro Blengino – Rhythm Guitar

Gabriele Lingue – Drums


(Source: Massacre Records)

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I SPIT ASHES – Sign To Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

We’re delighted to announce the signing of the Modern/Melodic Death Metal quintet I SPIT ASHES from Germany!

Modern and with a clear-cut course, I SPIT ASHES manage to please their fans as well as the music press!
Without neglecting their roots or following any trends, I SPIT ASHES don’t want to sound like any other band, even though they sound familiar. And just like life, the band’s songs are sometimes hard and angry, or smooth and sad.

II SPIT ASHES is rolling hard like no other young band these days, but you’ll also find quiet and ballad-like songs with a deeper meaning – either musically or lyrically – in their repertoire!

If true emotions conspire with futuristic melodic-aggressive sound patterns, walls will be torn down! If I SPIT ASHES bends the bows of melodies, the arrows do not only hit your ears, but directly the heart.

“If you attend a I SPIT ASHES concert, you’ll feel like you’ve seen a flying saucer landing right in front of you!”, comments guitarist Emanuel Seis.

Want to know what Emanuel is talking about? A few live videos are available at the band’s youtube channel:



Emanuel Seis – Guitar

Bernhard Lindner – Guitar

Benedikt Rathsmann – Vocals

Daniel Lammich – Drums

Benjamin Müller – Bass Guitar


(Source: Massacre Records)

For more info on I SPIT ASHES, click on the link below:



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