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CULTØ – Italian Melodic Death Metallers Sign With Time To Kill Records

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

Italian melodic death metallers CULTØ have signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of their debut album “Of the Sun”.

Watch for more details on the album, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming activities to be posted shortly.

CULTØ combine a number of genres and influences, ranging from In Flames to Bloodbath and Septicflesh, filtered through a prism of metallic extremity. The result is fierce melodic death metal, mixing the best of old and new school into their own sound.

Line-up:

Dave – Vocals
Panta – Drums
Ema – Guitars
BT – Bass
John Pino Lisi – Guitars

CULTØ:

https://www.facebook.com/Cultzeroband

https://www.instagram.com/cultzeroband/

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/timetokillrecords/

LONG LIVE CULTØ.

Finnish Progressive Metal Band Sum of Seven Released A New Music Video The Enemy!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Promo pic by Sami Hinkkanen. (From left to right: Rasmus Raassina, Harri Annala, Marko Loukamaa, Miika Erkkilä, Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen

Finnish progressive metal band Sum of Seven released a new music video The Enemy. Famous Finnish model, dancer & singer Joalin Loukamaa, known from global Pop band Now United is featured on the video. The track is released in collaboration with Inverse Records.

Watch the music video The Enemy: https://youtu.be/V1Ir_pUPd_w

Listen to The Enemy single on streaming services: https://push.fm/fl/ioqtfcwd

About “The Enemy” single, Ari commenting:

“We wanted to create a video that has a nice balance of story and the band playing. Originally we planned this to be purely the band playing the song but the place we found for the shoot inspired us to add a story element. Joalin Loukamaa did an excellent job in our last video and we asked if she would join the project. Fortunately she said yes and did an amazing job again. We got Saku Suominen from Sakuvisuals to direct and work his magic behind the camera and we had an absolute blast filming this. We feel that the atmosphere of the video and the song complement each other in just the right way and the finished product definitely makes us proud.

The Enemy is a song that starts out fast and aggressive and really carries that momentum from start to finish. It is one of the heaviest songs that we have made so far. When that intro explodes you know that we’re going somewhere fast. But at the same time when the vocal melodies kick in they steer the song into a different direction than you might expect, still carrying the aggressive momentum. That element of surprise is really what crowns the song for me. The Enemy has one of the best melodies we have written in my opinion and Marko’s delivery is just absolutely breathtaking. The lyrics talk about freedom, victory and survival, but they also have connotations to the questionable interpretations of those subjects. The message can be interpreted as positively empowering, but also as a disturbingly delusional illusion.”

Single cover by Aki Niemi

The Enemy (single 2022) – Composed by Ari Lempinen – Lyrics by Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen & Marko Loukamaa

Line-up:
Ari Lempinen: Guitar, backing vocals
Esa Lempinen: Keyborads
Rasmus Raassina: Drums
Harri Annala: Guitar
Miika Erkkilä: Bass
Marko Loukamaa: Vocals

https://www.sumofsevenofficial.com

https://sumofsevenofficial.bandcamp.com

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY – Sign With SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of aggressive metal maelstrom, DEAD BY WEDNESDAY. With a track record of punishing albums, and endless touring we couldn’t be more psyched to have DEAD BY WEDNESDAY on our roster.

This signing also marks the first release under a partnership with independent metal label, Mindsnap Music. This joint move will help bring new growth to both labels, with a focus on giving bands even greater attention while pushing the boundaries of heavy music.

“Our plan from day one has been to work with a broad spectrum of artists. Many different shades of heavy. So your gonna see our roster grow to reflect that. The time is right. Signing DEAD BY WEDNESDAY and working together with Mindsnap Music is a great step forward. DEAD BY WEDNESDAY have a work ethic, second to none. And this album is blistering. It’s loud. It’s aggressive, and I fucking love it!” –Scott Harrington (Salt Of The Earth Records)

“I’m super excited to be working with one of my longtime friends in the business Scott Harrington. If anyone knows how to make stuff happen, it’s this guy! So with our crazy work ethic and his drive with his label, Salt Of The Earth Records, our union will be nothing short of epic! Merging Mindsnap Music with Salt Of The Earth Records and coming together for the release of our new Dead By Wednesday album “Capital Conspiracy” will be a complete powerhouse!” – Opus (drums/DBW)

“These tracks embody the resilience of our tribe to embrace the challenges of the pandemic and world crisis and manifest a formidable cohesive audio annihilation. The album encompasses the peak of DBW’s creative heaviness. Earworms abound!” – Dave Sharpe

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy North American Release Date: 7/24/22. European Release Date: 8/26/22

Preorder Now: 

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy Vinyl:

saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/784203

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy Compact Disc:

saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/784205

Digital Downloads & Streaming:

www.MindsnapMusic.com

deadbywednesday.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

Stormbringer Metal Festival Scheduled For June 10-11 In Worcester, MA

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

A new Heavy Metal festival is being forged in the heart of New England. Stormbringer Metal Festival, named after the infamous black sword of the Elric saga, arrives with an ambitious mission: to carve itself a spot on the map of some of the best heavy metal festivals of North America.

Founded by three musicians (Evgeny Gromovoy of Adamantis, Dwayne Eldredge of Mourn the Light and Carmine Blades of Seax), the festival will be celebrated on June 10-11, 2022 in Worcester (Massachusetts, USA) at the legendary Ralph’s Rock Diner. This year’s headliners include Riot City (Friday, June 10) and Attacker (Saturday, June 11). Supporting acts include Glacier, Gatekeeper, Icarus Witch, Greyhawk, Tower, Ironflame, Blazon Rite and Olorin among others. For most of these bands, Stormbringer will be their first appearance ever in New England.

“In addition to bringing some of the finest heavy metal acts of North America, we want to highlight our vibrant local scene,” Dwayne says. This year Stormbringer will feature five New England based bands: Entierro (feat. Victor Arduini of Fate’s Warning fame), Archdruid, Mourn the Light, Seax and Adamantis. “Moreover, we hope that the festival will establish a place for the north-eastern heavy metal vendor community to thrive,” Carmine adds.

Stormbringer Metal Festival features six bands on the Cruz del Sur Music/Gates of Hell Recordslabels: Tower, Gatekeeper, Adamantis, Attacker, Blazon Riteand Olorin. “Their inclusion on the bill is testimony to the great work Cruz del Sur Music/Gates of Helllabel does to support northamerican heavy metal scene”, Evgeny adds.

“This year’s festival is just the beginning of a saga, the Stormbringer saga” – the promoters conclude. “We have huge plans for years to come! Don’t miss this one, the one that started it all. It will be one to remember!”

Stormbringer Metal Festival Tickets:

ralphsdiner.ticketleap.com/stormbringer-metal-fest/dates/Jun-10-2022_at_0100PM

facebook.com/stormbringermetalfest

Source: ClawHammer PR

HELLOWEEN – To Release New “Best Time” Vinyl Single On May 20th Via Atomic Fire – United Forces European Tour With HammerFall To Commence This Week

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Martin Häusler

HELLOWEEN will release a special vinyl single titled “Best Time” via Atomic Fire on May 20th. The single features a 2022 remix of its title track on side A as well as an exclusive alternative vocal remix of the song on side B.

Find “Best Time” preorders at THIS LOCATION.

Purchase the band’s 2021 self-titled full-length in various formats as well as other records and merchandise at the Atomic Fire Records webshop HERE.

HELLOWEEN’s “Best Time” single comes in celebration of the band’s awaited United Forces European tour with HammerFall, set to begin this Wednesday, May 4th, at Manchester Academy in the UK. The band’s full upcoming itinerary can be found below.

HELLOWEEN w/ HammerFall:
5/04/2022 Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK
5/05/2022 Brixton Academy – London, UK
6/23/2022 Hellfest – Clisson, FR*
6/28/2022 Papp László Sportaréna – Budapest, HU
6/29/2022 Gasometer – Vienna, AT
6/30/2022 O2 Arena – Prague, CZ
7/02/2022 Olympic Fields – Zvolenská Slatina, SK
7/16/2022 Metal Paradise – Fuengirola, ES *
8/27/2022 Ippodromo Snai San Siro – Milan, IT *

8/28/2022 Riverside Open Air – Aarburg, CH *
8/30/2022 L’Olympia – Paris, FR*
8/31/2022 Le Transbordeur – Lyon, FR*
9/08/2022 Verti Music Hall – Berlin, DE
9/09/2022 Donau-Arena – Regensburg, DE
9/10/2022 Brose Arena – Bamberg, DE
9/13/2022 013 – TilburgM NL
9/14/2022 Rockhal – Luxembourg, LU
9/16/2022 Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – Stuttgart, DE
9/18/2022 MCK – Katowice, PL
9/22/2022 Centro de Eventos Pedregal – San José, CR
9/24/2022 Arena CDMX – Mexico City, MX
9/27/2022 Coliseo General Rumiñahui – Quito, EC
9/29/2022 Movistar Arena – Bogotá, CO

10/02/2022 Estadio Luna Park – Buenos Aires, AR
10/04/2022 Movistar Arena – Santiago de Chile, CL
10/06/2022 Arena Eurobike – Ribeirão Preto, BR
10/08/2022 Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, BR
10/09/2022 Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, BR
10/13/2022 Arena Armeec – Sofia, BG
12/09/2022 Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, DE
12/11/2022 bigBOX – Kempten, DE
12/13/2022 The Hall – Zurich, CH
2/03/2023 Sant Jordi Club – Barcelona, ES
2/04/2023 WiZink Center – Madrid, ES
4/28/2023 Sentrum Scene – Madrid, ES
4/29/2023 Partille Arena – Gothenburg, SE
5/01/2023 Black Box – Helsinki, FI
5/02/2023 Noblessneri Valukoda – Tallinn, EE
5/05/2023 RuhrCongress – Bochum, DE
5/06/2023 Sporthalle – Hamburg, DE

  • No HammerFall

Visit/subscribe to HELLOWEEN’s official YouTube channel at THIS LOCATION and watch videos for “Out For The Glory,” “Skyfall [Single Edit],” “Fear Of The Fallen,” “Mass Pollution,” “Angels,” “Rise Without Chains,” “Indestructible,” “Robot King,” “Cyanide,” “Skyfall [Album Version]” and so much more!

Artwork by Eliran Kantor

HELLOWEEN:
Michael Kiske – vocals
Andi Deris – vocals
Kai Hansen – guitar, vocals
Michael Weikath – guitar
Sascha Gerstner – guitar
Markus Grosskopf – bass
Daniel Löble – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL.

Japanese Thrash Metal Veterans SURVIVE Confirmed For “Metallization III” In September 2022!

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

Band-photo by Ko-ichi Mukoyama

Japanese Thrash Metal veterans “Samurais From Hell”, SURVIVE – active for more than 20 years – have a pleasure to announce that the band will play at “Metallization III”, taking place on September 3rd 2022 at Club Città in Kawasaki, Japan, one-day-event, dedicated to Japanese bands!

Last year’s edition was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but this year the third edition will be held and alongside SURVIVE, “Metallization III” will see 13 bands on stage: Head Phones President, Genocide Nippon, Hone Your Sense, Invictus, Numb, Phantom Excaliver, Sable Hills, Serenity In Murder, Sex Machineguns, Terror Squad, Volcano and more…

Ticket sales start on May 29th at: http://metallization.jp

Check out the digest movie from SURVIVE’s show at “Metallization I” in 2019: https://youtu.be/VR853NNIwCM

Source: Split Screen PR

LONG LIVE SURVIVE.

HATEBREED – Headlining THIS IS HARDCORE FEST In Philadelphia This July!

Posted in hardcore, hardcore metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

HATEBREED will be headlining the ‘This Is Hardcore Fest’ in Philadelphia this July!

LONG LIVE HATEBREED.

RIVERS OF NIHIL – To Kick Off US Headlining Tour With Fallujah, Alluvial, And Warforged Next Week

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Vince Edwards)

RIVERS OF NIHIL will kick off the US leg of their Terrestria World Tour next week with support provided by Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged. The journey, which begins May 6th in Brooklyn, New York and runs through June 12th in Greenville, South Carolina, includes a special show supporting Hypocrisy in Austin, Texas as well as appearances by The Zenith Passage and Burial In The Sky on select dates. Tickets are on sale NOW. See all confirmed dates below.

In related news, RIVERS OF NIHIL recently amicably parted ways with guitarist Jonathan Topore. Andy Thomas from Black Crown Initiate, who provided guest vocals on 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name full-length, will join the band on the upcoming tour.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Fallujah, Alluvial, Warforged:
5/06/2022 The Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
5/07/2022 Jewel – Manchester, NH
5/08/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/10/2022 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
5/11/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
5/12/2022 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
5/13/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
5/14/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
5/15/2022 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/17/2022 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
5/18/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/19/2022 Amplified – Dallas, TX
5/20/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX w/ Hypocrisy
5/21/2022 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
5/22/2022 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
5/23/2022 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV

RIVERS OF NIHIL, Fallujah only:
5/24/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/25/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/26/2022 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/27/2022 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/28/2022 Star Theater – Portland, OR
5/29/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/31/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/01/2022 Bluebird – Denver, CO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/02/2022 BLVD – Kansas City. MO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/03/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Burial In The Sky
6/04/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Burial In The Sky
6/05/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Burial In The Sky

RIVERS OF NIHIL only:
6/10/2022 Richmond Music Hall – Richmond, VA
6/11/2022 Aura Fest – Savannah, GA
6/12/2022 Radio Room – Greenville, SC

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their newest full-length, The Work, released last Fall on Metal Blade Records. RIVERS OF NIHIL has never fit neatly into a box, but with 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name, they transcended all labels applied to them. Returning in 2021 with The Work, they’ve forged further into new territory, delivering an album that’s as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own. Inarguably a dense, heavy collection, The Work is far too dynamic to be considered a solely metal record and there is a genuine warmth that shows through, particularly tracks like “Wait” and the gorgeous “Maybe One Day.”

Additionally, the band has incorporated far more clean vocals alongside the screaming that tears through many of the record’s heavier tracks. Courtesy of their friend Zach Strouse, saxophone once again adds extra layers of atmosphere to the collection, utilizing baritone, soprano, and alto saxes to great effect.

Preview and purchase The Work at metalblade.com/riversofnihil.

The band recently released a mini-documentary that offers a look into the creative process and recording of The Work, directed by Mike Trueheart. Follow the band’s creative process around Reading, Pennsylvania with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland on YouTube HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE RIVERS OF NIHIL.

Ljubljana’s Underground Legends NOCTIFERIA Reveal Teaser for Upcoming Intriguing Video ‘Smrt za Smrt’!

Posted in avant-garde music, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band photo by Simon Pelko

Ljubljana’s underground legends NOCTIFERIA have revealed a teaser for their upcoming intriguing video “Smrt za Smrt” (Death for Death) coming out on May 4th. The song is taken from the band’s latest album ‘Reforma (tribute to Laibach)’, released on May 28th 2021 via Blood Blast Distribution / Nika Records.

Watch “Smrt za Smrt” teaser here: https://youtu.be/fmxOpuIv8tU or below:

Earlier the band on ‘Reforma (tribute to Laibach)’ album: “It’s never been a secret that we are fond of Laibach, their avant-garde approach to musical and visual art. And with this album we finally have the whole package ready with killer songs, amazing guest musicians, top-notch production and visual presentation!”

Check out NOCTIFERIA‘s first three singles:
‘Tanz mit Laibach’, Feat. Attila Csihar – https://youtu.be/ouQrt-mH6Ic
‘Now You Will Pay’ Feat. David Vincent – https://youtu.be/P9W7TrFiZxU
‘No History‘ – https://youtu.be/OJM3hmpsp54

Reforma’ on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5fYKiqYc1z1HfQ8sahdoOI?si=oqKEch4zSoW2_FG82OIGRQ

Reforma tracklist:
Barbarians are Coming
Now You Will Pay (feat. David Vincent)
No History
Tanz Mit Laibach (feat. Attila Csihar)
Eurovision
Smrt Za Smrt
Das Spiel Ist Aus
Nova Akropola (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)

Reforma released May 28th 2021, is the latest studio album by NOCTIFERIA, a tribute to the legendary and world-renowned avant-garde band Laibach featuring three big and legendary names of metal scene; David Vincent – ex Morbid Angel, Vltimas, Attila Csihar – Mayhem and Jørgen Munkeby – Shining. It was mixed and mastered by the award-winning producer Henrik Udd (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, At The Gates, etc.). The artwork concept and design is the work of Jean-EmmanuelValnoirSimoulin from French design studio Metastazis, known for their work with Ghost, Behemoth, At the Gates, Amorphis, etc. The album can be described as a ‘crushing sounding mix of extreme metal and avant-garde music, with some very special and legendary guests!

Source: Tarja Virmakari PR

https://www.noctiferia.net

LONG LIVE NOCTIFERIA.

Finnish Melodic Black/Death Metal Band A LIE NATION Is Set To Release Their Debut Album “Sociopathology” – “Scum” Single Out Now!

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish melodic black/death metal band A Lie Nation is set to release their debut album Sociopathology on July 1st 2022 via Inverse Records. The first single Scum is released today.

Watch Scum visualizer video: https://youtu.be/YxzJ6-ceTZc or below:

Guitarist Jussi Tuomisto comments:
“Scum represents a more straightforward in-your-face department of the “Sociopathology” album. The song is a hybrid in styles, it clearly has elements of melodic death metal with a sense of black metal. I think it represents well the energy that we are known for. Nothing extra, no painting of pretty pictures or dreamy atmospheres. Scum is a brutally honest, stripped to the core extreme metal song.”

Vocalist Miikka Pyykkönen continues:
“Lyrically Scum takes a stand on how politicians of today are more concerned about their public image rather than how their policies impact the very society they are supposed to represent.”

Listen to the Scum single:
Youtube: https://youtu.be/YxzJ6-ceTZc
Bandcamp: https://alienationmetal.bandcamp.com
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3K9QfJD
Apple Music: https://apple.co/38kKMCK

Pre-save Sociopathology album to your Spotify playlist.

Album cover by Jussi Tuomisto

A Lie Nation – Sociopathology (2022)

  1. Ihmisen Projektio
  2. Underton
  3. Scum
  4. While Our Wounds Gently Bleed
  5. 21st
  6. Nothing Has a Meaning
  7. God of This Age
  8. Conclusion Of A Thought
Single cover by Jussi Tuomisto

A Lie Nation – Scum

Composed by Jussi Tuomisto

Lyrics by Miikka Pyykkönen

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

Website: https://alienationmetal.com

Bandcamp: https://alienationmetal.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE A LIE NATION.

MINISTRY, MELVINS And CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – LIVE Music Videos & Photo Gallery From Madison Theater In Covington Kentucky, March 5th, 2022

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Ministry Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky – March 5, 2022
Corrosion Of Conformity Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky, March 5, 2022.

Back on March 5th, my good buddy Troy and I took a trek down to Covington Kentucky to see Ministry, Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity at the historic Madison Theater. It was a stupendous evening of Metal and Hard Rock! We even had very nice Spring weather happening on this night with (gasp) no rain!

On a relevant side note: Back in February, I was diagnosed (by my surgeon) with severe arthritis and some bone-on-bone with my left knee. Yes, it’s extremely painful at times. I now walk with a cane, therefore, the balcony at Madison Theater proved to be not only spacious with comfortable seating it also gave myself and Troy a wide open view of the stage.

Ministry brought their Industrial Metal to Covington Kentucky and word has it there were earth tremors in the area while they were on stage. Okay, I exaggerated a touch. Al Jourgensen was enormous with his vocals and fronted his band as the true legend he is. Ministry had steel fencing around their stage, with a wicked light show. Their backdrop was loaded with changing photos that are relevant to the music; plus past band members that are now (sadly) deceased were commemorated in photos as well. Much respect.

Melvins were simply stunning! Melvins played their eclectic mix of music and I was amazed by their performance! Going in, I was agog thinking about seeing the Melvins. Hard Rock, Sludge, Metal and a slice of alternative was all thrown into the Melvins set. Long drum solos and flat-out jamming was highlighted as well. I wanna see Melvins 500 more times or more. Buzz Osborne for President, please.

I didn’t take a video of the Melvins due to my jaw being on the floor. Seriously though, I was like a kid in a Hot Wheels store watching this renowned band and now I crave having a video moment of them. As a remote tree hermit once told me: “son, there will be times when you just fuck up”. Onwards to the night’s opener Corrosion Of Conformity.

Corrosion Of Conformity were already 2 songs into their set when Troy and I entered Madison Theater. We bought some beers and made our way up to the balcony as quick as two 50 year olds with sore bones could. We both were happy to finally sit our asses down with cold brews while semi head banging to the thunder of COC. To have an opportunity to see these three bands together in one night was yet another Metal dream come true for me. Each band represents a different branch from the Metal family tree; yet each of these three bands were a genuine compliment to each other. Good times. Enormous memories. Metal be thy name. – Stone

A kinda relevant side story: Troy and I went to the White Castle drive-thru in Cincinnati, on the way home. We were hankering for sliders and cold pop after the show. Troy drove and I appreciate his doing so. I had to work the next day; thus I couldn’t go nuts on the beer. Old Metalheads like us (laughing) have learned our lessons the hard way.

LONG LIVE MINISTRY, MELVINS And COC.

THE MELVINS Announce “THE ELECTRIC ROACH TOUR” U.S. Tour Kicks Off June 15 – HELMS ALEE Supports

Posted in Hard Rock, live rock music, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

April, 2022, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins, who are wrapping up a sold out tour with Ministry, return to the road this Summer for a headlining trek dubbed “The Electric Roach Tour,” the hard-working band’s first headlining run since 2019.

“It’s nice to be able to tour!! We were wondering if it would even be possible again,” says Osborne of the outing. “It’s been years since we played these places. The amazing Ministry tour was a warmup for this!”

Tickets for the six-week tour are on-sale now. Helms Alee and Harsh Mellow open on all dates.

“The Electric Roach Tour” dates:

June 15 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
June 16 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
June 18 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
June 21 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
June 22 Birmingham, AL Saturn
June 23 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
June 24 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
June 25 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
June 27 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
June 28 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall
June 29 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theatre
July 1 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center
July 2 Huntington, WV The Loud
July 3 Detroit, MI El Club
July 5 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 6 Davenport, IA Racoon Motel
July 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
July 8 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s
July 9 Fargo, ND The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company
July 10 Sioux Falls, SD Icon Lounge
July 12 Salt Lake City, UT The Metro Music Hall
July 14 Bozeman, MT The ELM
July 15 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
July 16 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
July 17 Eugene, OR Sessions Music Hall
July 19 Roseville, CA Goldfield Trading Post
July 20 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone Berkeley

Photo credit: Mackie Osborne

The Melvins released two albums in 2021: Working With God, a newly recorded album featuring the band’s 1983 iteration (Osborne, Dale Crover and original drummer Mike Dillard), as well as the a 36-song acoustic collection, Five Legged Dog, which features a career-spanning collection of songs, from 1987’s Gluey Porch Treatments to 2017’s A Walk With Love & Death.

www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy

www.twitter.com/melvinsdotcom

www.instagram.com/melvinsdotcom

Source: Speakeasy Public Relations & Marketing

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Finnish Melancholic Metal Band DENIGRATE’s Third Album Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish 1996 founded melancholic metal band DENIGRATE has released their third full length album. Album titled “Blackguard” is doom metal flavored and maybe the darkest album so far by the band.

Since Denigrate was founded, the inevitable vibe of the band was to be dark, melancholy, tormented, observative.

The quantity of albums released is really not the thing in this band. From the first released album in 2003 to the latest 3rd one in 2022 called “Blackguard”, decades has changed and so has the band.

After no more than two albums released, after big-time local momentum with a finnish cover song, after mandatory hiatus, after some line-up changes, Denigrate 2022 is at it’s hardest core.

“Blackguard” takes you deep, slowly, irreparably. It’s the place where all beauty and evil befalls.

DENIGRATE:
Galzi Kallio: Vocals
Pekka Pyrhönen: Bass,
Seppo Nummela: Guitar
Tipi Toivanen: Drums

Track Listing:

  1. Sonata Del Diavlo
  2. The Fear And The Fever
  3. Rara Avis
  4. Aureole
  5. Perfida
  6. The Dead Saluting

Listen to “Blackguard”:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3xJsWnk

Youtube: https://youtu.be/KSnStPUvvuU

Bandcamp: https://denigratefin.bandcamp.com/

Apple: https://apple.co/3v4x6oh

www.denigrate.me | www.facebook.com/denigrateCamp

LONG LIVE DENIGRATE.

Japanese SURVIVE Unleash Two New Studio Vlogs, Day 27 + 28

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band-photo by Ko-ichi Mukoyama

Japanese SURVIVE Unleash Two New Studio Vlogs, Day 27 + 28, First Ever Live Album “Live At Death Valley” Out May 4th!

SURVIVE, the “Samurais From Hell”, Japanese Thrash Metal veterans active for more than 20 years, are currently in the studio, working on the band’s next full-length studio album. Today the band has unleashed two new studio vlogs, Day 27 + 28!

Watch them below.
– Vlog #27 – https://youtu.be/GfDXrF7KeAQ
– Vlog #28 – https://youtu.be/UV–BVFaWXk

In case you missed the earlier vlogs, check them out below, so you’ll get an idea about what’s coming up.

– Vlog #1 – Vlog #26 at https://www.youtube.com/c/SURVIVEOFFICIAL/videos

Source: Split Screen PR

LONG LIVE SURVIVE.

EMPTY THRONE – Announce New Line-up Featuring Members of CANNIBAL CORPSE and SUFFOCATION

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Melodic/blackened death metal band EMPTY THRONE is once again on the move with plans of sending even larger ripples through the metal world by turning an already impressive lineup into a full-fledged supergroup. With writing underway for their upcoming full-length, EMPTY THRONE has added Jack Owen (Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Six Feet Under) and Mike Smith (Suffocation) to the fold.

One of the most renowned guitarists in metal today, Jack will be providing his legendary riffage that helped define the last three decades of death metal. Mike will take the helm behind the kit delivering his unmistakably brutal drumming style. The two veterans will join returning EMPTY THRONE members C.R. Petit (Angerot), Jason Ellsworth (Angerot), and Michael J Pardi (Possessed, Draconis, Ritual) for what promises to be an absolute powerhouse of an album. Stay tuned for the next hellish chapter of EMPTY THRONE!

EMPTY THRONE formed in 2020 with C.R. Petit and Jason Ellsworth of Angerot joining forces with Mike Pardi (Possessed, Draconis, Ritual) and Gabe Seeber (Kennedy Veil, Decrepit Birth, Black Crown Initiate, Abbath) with a goal of creating a unique blend of Death, Black and Thrash Metal. The styling of EMPTY THRONE has been referred to as “Hellish Blackened Deathrash”. It draws upon the violent propulsion of 80’s thrash. The agile savagery of mid-90s Gothenburg-style death metal. Rabid vocals blended with dark atmospherics of late-stage black metal. The result was a ferocious onslaught of speed, power, and outright aggression backed with deadly hooks and grooves. The members of EMPTY THRONE are all veteran hell-bringers and have deep lineage in the extreme metal genre.

EMPTY THRONE partnered with the upcoming label Wise Blood Records to release their three-track 23-minute debut EP, Glossolalia, in 2021 to rave reviews. The EP quickly sold out and proved the band a force to be heard.

Stream Glossolalia at emptythroneofficial.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/emptythroneband

instagram.com/emptythrone666

EMPTY THRONE:
C.R. Petit – Vocals
Jason Ellsworth – Bass
Michael J Pardi – Guitars
Jack Owen – Guitars
Mike Smith – Drums

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE EMPTY THRONE.

Introducing MISCREATION; Miscreation MMXXI Out This May

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

Canadian death merchants MISCREATION will unveil themselves to the world with the release of Miscreation MMXXI. This three track offering was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Christian Donaldson of Cryptopsy.

MISCREATION’s intelligent and song oriented approach to tech-laden death makes them one of the most promising new acts in modern death metal and Miscreation MMXXI is only a taste of what’s to come.

MISCREATION was formed in 2018 with the intention of creating an eight chapter concept album that follows one cohesive storyline. After spending more than three years perfecting this meticulously crafted collection of death metal, MISCREATION is ready to share its vision. Miscreation MMXXI showcases Chapters II, IV, and VI in a foreshadowing of the impending full-length album. Cover art by Daniel Corcuera.

Miscreation MMXXI comes out May 12.

TRACKLIST:
VI
II
IV

MISCREATION:

Jessy Leduc – Vocals
Jack Lascelles – Guitars & Vocals
Jacob Maisonneuve – Bass & Vocals
Avery Desmarais – Drums

www.instagram.com/miscreationofficial

miscreationofficial.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE MISCREATION.

SEEKING SIRENS – To Release “Departing Ways” EP

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Hot on the heels of successfully releasing two singles last year, North Carolina metalcore band SEEKING SIRENS will release their debut EP Departing Ways on June 3, 2022.

Watch the video for “Splinter” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cITMftlJg&feature=emb_title or watch below.

The EP speaks of the realization of one’s own power and the struggle to define themselves in a world of declining human morality. Departing Ways will be released in tandem with a new music video for the title track along with some limited performances on the east coast being scheduled for the coming months.

More information will be coming soon!

Source: C Squared Music

EULOGY IN BLOOD – Release Cover Of SLAYER’s “Bloodline”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Kentucky’s EULOGY IN BLOOD have unleashed their cover of Slayer’s “Bloodline”. The song is from the upcoming Forever Reigning, A Tribute To Slayer that will be released on April 29th via Satyrn Studios.

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhYl_ubaiuo or below:

Track listing:

  1. South Of Heaven – SKROG
  2. Show No Mercy – DISINTER
  3. Expendable Youth – DISTAL DESCENT
  4. Dead Skin Mask – SKULL FUCKERS INCORPORATED
  5. Bloodline – EULOGY IN BLOOD
  6. Delusions of Savior – DISTAL DESCENT
  7. Mandatory Suicide – DISTAL DESCENT
  8. Disorder – SLOKILL
  9. At Dawn They Sleep – OVERT ENEMY
  10. Spill The Blood – BLOAT TOAD
  11. Divine Intervention- SKROG
  12. Raining Blood- SKULL FUCKERS INCORPORATED

Website: http://satyrnstudios.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE EULOGY IN BLOOD.

Rat Pak Records Set To Release PROJECTED “Hypoxia” – Featuring Members Of Sevendust, Alterbridge, Tremonti

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Rat Pak Records:

Building upon the success of 2017’s release Ignite My Insanity, rock and metal supergroup Projected today announces Hypoxia, the band’s third studio album out on June 24th via Rat Pak Records. The upcoming album features 13 brand new songs from the heralded quartet consisting of Sevendust guitarist John Connolly, Alter Bridge/Creed drummer Scott Phillips, Sevendust bassist Vince Hornsby and Tremonti guitarist EricEROCKFriedman.

Guitarist and singer John Connolly says, “To me, personally, it feels like the most cohesive work we’ve done especially considering it’s the first time we all went in the studio together. That in itself had a huge impact on the songwriting process. And it’s taken some time to finally get released but it feels like we’ve matured quite a bit as a band.”

Hypoxia shows a band building on its established foundation while incorporating new and exciting elements. Following the brooding album intro “Consequences,” listeners are then greeted to the crushing guitar riffs of John Connolly to open the galloping track “Dead Weight,” setting the stage for the rest of the album’s journey. Projected shows great range on this latest offering, establishing hooky and singable moments in songs like “Stain,” “Take Aim,” and “Scars” while expertly crafting classic nu-metal styles in “The Thing That’s Real,” and “Hypoxia.” Songs like “Dark” and “Death Is Mostly Permanent” showcase the band’s ability to slow things down while still keeping a foot-stomping pulse. Fans will be sure to be headbanging in no time to the latest offering by these rock and metal stalwarts. Official release date is Friday June 24, 2022.

Track LIsting:

  1. Consequences
  2. Dead Weight
  3. The Thing That’s Real
  4. Stain
  5. Take Aim
  6. Hypoxia
  7. Without You
  8. Scars
  9. My Addiction
  10. Test
  11. Dark
  12. Death Is Mostly Permanent
  13. At Your Window

LONG LIVE PROJECTED.

CRASHDÏET – Announce New Album ‘Automaton’ – Band Releases New Single And Video ‘Together Whatever’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Pre-order/add/save ‘Automaton’ HERE

One of the biggest names in the glam metal/sleaze rock scene, CRASHDÏET, announce the release of their upcoming album, Automaton, available for pre-sale now on digital, CD and vinyl, through Crusader Records/Golden Robot Records. The digital and CD are set to drop on April 29, with limited edition coloured vinyl due for release on September 9.

To celebrate the pre-sale of Automaton, CRASHDÏET serve up another delicacy in the form of a new single and video, ‘Together Whatever’, which is available now on all digital platforms.

‘Together Whatever’ is a true party anthem! Exploding with raging guitars and scorching vocals, it’s a tribute to the decadent good old days and the band’s early roots.

Listen to ‘Together Whatever’ HERE

Watch the new music video for ‘Together Whatever’ HERE or below:

Just like a gigantic robotic machine with pre-determined instructions, failure was never an option…

No matter what obstacles may have come their way in the past, CRASHDÏET have always marched forward, delivering their own style of Sleaze Metal they have become so well known for. Automaton contains 12 powerful sing-along anthems with massive drums, guitars, bass, and powering vocals (including a surprise special guest and a haunting voice from the past).

AUTOMATON TRACK LISTING:

  1. Automaton
  2. Together Whatever
  3. Shine On
  4. No Man’s Land
  5. Darker Minds
  6. Dead Crusade
  7. Powerline (feat. Michael Starr)
  8. Resurrection Of The Damned
  9. We Die Hard
  10. Shell Shock
  11. Unbroken
  12. I Can’t Move On (Without You)

Pre-order/add/save ‘Automaton’ HERE

Source: Crusader / Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE CRASHDÏET.

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