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IMMORTAL GUARDIAN – Issue New Single/Music Video For “Perfect Person”

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

Photo Credit – Arturo Pina

4th new song offered from the Power/Progressive Metal band’s upcoming new album

As Power/Progressive Metal band IMMORTAL GUARDIAN continues building their next opus, the group issues “Perfect Person” as the fourth sample of their new work. Recording independently and remotely the quartet is assembling the follow-up to 2021’s successful ‘Psychosomatic’ track-by-track and sharing the material as it completes, along with visually captivating music videos, that again the self-contained group produces themselves.

“Perfect Person” is available now for streaming/download at all digital platforms or watch the video at https://youtu.be/MRTrNHlC90A or below:

I grew up in a very religious Mexican family. It was a big part of our lives, especially every Sunday morning when we went to church,” explains guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian. “But one day, our pastor had a heart attack while in the middle of a sexual act cheating on his wife and died right there in the church after-hours. It was absolutely bonkers and I remember it really stirred up the moral point-of-views in our tiny Texas town.We stopped going to church after that and really started questioning why we were there, to begin with.You see, some Christians had such a bad taste of the church that they left religion altogether and felt lied to and deceived, while others said the Christian thing to do would be to forgive him and move on and find another church. It was super interesting to grow up and watch both sides of this play out. This made a very interesting topic to write about and it definitely fueled the spark for ‘Perfect Person.’

At the end of the day, it is about NOT over-idolizing and over-glorifying religious figures, politicians, celebrities, even musicians, and the like. I wonder if that pastor had just lived his life and died a non-religious man, nobody would have been bothered, but because everyone sought this man’s advice every week, got baptized by him, got married by him, and put his words and lifestyle on a pedestal, it made it that much more devastating. Everyone can pin a local ‘icon’ in their minds as a perfect figure that could do no wrong and preach endless golden words when in fact, he is just a mortal man with mortal sin.”

Heavy topics are not unfamiliar to Immortal Guardian whose previous album focused on the Covid pandemic, likely the first full album to be thematically linked to the disease and its effect on the globe and its people. In the past year, Immortal Guardian has revealed three brand new songs — “Ozona,” “Echoes” and “Southern Rain” forming a basis for their next conceptual piece. The band will continue to share new material as the creative process proceeds to build up to a follow-up full-length traditional album planned for 2023. More info will be released by Immortal Guardian and M-Theory Audio in the weeks and months to follow, including new tour dates. https://www.facebook.com/igmetal/.

IMMORTAL GUARDIAN:
Gabriel Guardian – guitars/keyboards
Carlos Zema – vocals
Justin Piedimonte – drums
Joshua Lopez – bass

Source: Asher Media Relations

NARCOTIC WASTELAND – Concert Review And Photo Gallery – From October 29, 2022 At King Of Clubs In Columbus Ohio

Posted in concert videos, concerts, Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Dallas Toler-Wade – lead singer & guitarist (photo credit Stone/Metal Odyssey)

Dallas Toler-Wade and his Metal band NARCOTIC WASTELAND invaded Columbus Ohio on October 29th, opening for the powerhouse ACCEPT. Over 500 (announced) die-hard Metal maniacs assembled at The King Of Clubs on this evening, well prepared for the Metal onslaught that was to be unleashed. I was eagerly one of them. I was not denied… NARCOTIC WASTELAND pummeled my Metal senses into submission. Yes they did.

Joseph Howard – drummer & backing vocals – (photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey)

Between Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio, there are TONS of music clubs and venues. With that said, I’ve never been to The King Of Clubs before this night. I’ll say this venue is very spacious, with a full bar, an upstairs dining area, outdoor sitting area and a large stage. I was impressed by The King Of Clubs and their entire staff. A first-class music venue.

Here’s a 57 second snippet (below) of NARCOTIC WASTELAND live that night. Enjoy.

Video credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey

Dallas Toler-Wade is a Metal warrior, having been an 18 year member of the brutally legendary NILE. He commanded the stage with a formidable presence and (obviously) appeared to be having a tremendous time singing and playing at every second. The crowd and band fed off each other and that’s what ignited the energy level to high. No doubt in my mind, NARCOTIC WASTELAND performed like a headliner on this night.

Photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey
Brett Lee – guitarist (photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey)

As a live band, NARCOTIC WASTELAND plays like a cohesive Metal unit and delivers a skull numbing Death Metal attack. I’ve seen many live shows; yet I haven’t been this impressed and had this much fun since I saw CRYPTOPSY some years back.

(Photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey)
Photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey

With new singles released (“Morality and the Wasp” and “The Best Times Have Passed”) prior to this show, NARCOTIC WASTELAND also have 2 previously released studio albums to draw material from. Their blend of Death meets Thrash with threads of Trad Metal blends flawlessly together. I applaud each band member for giving it ALL at King Of Clubs that night and look forward to seeing them live again on their next tour.

Metal be thy name – Stone

Thank you to Asher Media Relations.

INVERNO – Italian Metal Act Co-Founded By Lacuna Coil’s Diego Cavallotti Premiers “Martyrs” Single

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

Today, Italian metallers INVERNO are premiering the new single “Martyrs”. Watch the official video HERE.

INVERNO are a new Italian metal band whose line-up comprises Diego Cavallotti (Lacuna Coil), Danilo Arisi (Avelion), Daniele Salomone (ex D With Us), Nicola Pedrali (Genus Ordinis Dei) and Simone Orizio (ex A Hero Named Coward).

“Martyrs”
is the fourth single released by INVERNO: a song that once again refines the band’s formula with edgy riffs, abundant and vitalizing tempo changes, growling vocals and catchy yet sharp choruses.

The lyrics, music and video further develop the concept of “Hollow”, “Lands” and “Roots”, the three singles preceding “Martyrs”. Inner conflict is still the main theme, as we’re often poor arbiters of our own emotions and desires.

Watch for more details on other upcoming INVERNO activities to be posted shortly.

INVERNO

https://www.instagram.com/inverno.metalband

GODWATT – Long-Running Stoner/Doom Metal Practitioners Unveil Details Of New Album “Vol. III”

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

During the past few years, long-running stoner/doom metal act GODWATT has been crafting their new opus “Vol. III”, which will be released on CD, LP and digital format on December 20th 2022 via Time To Kill Records.

To celebrate this delightful day of the album announcement, the Italian band are now premiering the video of new single “Signora Morte”. Watch it HERE.

Album tracklist:

01. Signora Morte
02. Sepolta 
03. Croce 
04. Delirio 
05. Oscura 
06. Non Ritornerai 
07. Lamenti

Pre-order:

https://godwatt.bandcamp.com/

https://timetokillrecords.bigcartel.com/category/godwatt

Pre-save:

https://bfan.link/godwatt-vol-iii

No one combines 70’s hard rock in the vein of Ozzy’s era Sabbath, heavy rock and stoner/doom metal streaks quite like Italy’sGODWATT. With unflinching viciousness and a sense of atmosphere unique to the band, with their upcoming new album they are going to push the boundaries of their craft even further.

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

GODWATT:

https://www.facebook.com/godwatt/

FASTER PUSSYCAT – Announce Double A-Side Singles ‘Like A Ghost’ And ‘Pirate Love’

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Pre-order/add/save ‘Like a Ghost and ‘Pirate Love’ HERE

Iconic rockers Faster Pussycat have announced the upcoming release of double A-side singles ‘Like a Ghost‘ and ‘Pirate Love‘ which will be available digitally, via Golden Robot Records on November 28.

This release is the first for the band under the Golden Robot umbrella with Taime Downes saying earlier this year “The band and I are over the moon to join the Golden Robot Records rock-n-roll family! We are super excited to release some of our badass new tunes globally – we know the label see our vision and supports the band and we feel completely at home here.”

The double A-side single comes just a few months before Faster Pussycat are expected to hit Australian shores with an exclusive Australian tour edition of ‘Like a Ghost‘ and ‘Pirate Love‘ on coloured translucent blue 7″ vinyl available to purchase at these shows with only limited stock to be made available online.

Watch the video teaser for ‘Like A Ghost’ HERE

Like a Ghost‘ is a track about growing up in the 70’s, listening to the radio and doing what kids do and the memories it brings back. It features Taime‘s signature vocals carrying the song through to completion. The production on this track is second to none with blistering guitars and the band in full force.

Pirate Love‘ a cover of the legend Johnny Thunders stays true to the original with both tracks complimenting each other with strong instrumentals, killer vocals and an edge to them – everything you would expect from a top-shelf Faster Pussycat release.

Pre-order/add/save ‘Like a Ghost and ‘Pirate Love’ HERE

ABOUT FASTER PUSSYCAT:

Faster Pussycat is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California

Faster Pussycat has been releasing albums over the past 30 plus years, and have grown to be one of the most influential hard rock bands in the USA, especially during the late 1980s and early 1990s, resulting in sales over two million plus records worldwide and over 215,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone with millions of streams. The band still tour the world and will be in Australia in January 2023.

Source: Golden Robot Records

ALL ELSE FAILS – Confront Mental Illness Through The Chaos Of “Devour the Sun” Off “The Incident At Black Lake”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

L-R: – Coco Lee ( Bass / Vocals ) Nelson Collins – Lee ( Drums ) Barrett Klesko ( Vocals / Guitar ) John Saturley ( Guitar )
Photo Credit – Barrett Klesko – FadeBack Studios United

New EP “The Incident at Black Lake” Out Now!

Canada’s All Else Fails recently unleashed their EP “The Incident at Black Lake”, one of the darkest records they’ve ever written, it comes from a place of despair and torment as vocalist/guitarist Barrett Klesko battled with his inner demons. The music video for the latest single “Devour The Sun” ft. Seedy Mitchell (Sleepwraith, ex-All Else Fails) is an allegory about Klesko’s descent, rending the spaces between conscious suffering and unconscious turmoil. He explains the track in more detail:

A child from a beautiful nameless place travels across existence. It was born in warmth and life, from an engine of creation, and its only need is to share who it is with whatever it comes in contact with. The child drifts, older now, and comfortable at first to be pulled along by the forces around it, buffeted across the ether, fulfilled by the simple act of experience. Over time, however, discontent begins to grow. Who was it? There must be a purpose beyond drifting endlessly in the black. Its questions turn to screams and cries in the heavens, but the black has no answers. Eventually, devoid of solace, its voice becomes quiet and its mind despondent. Musically this song follows an unconventional narrative. It ebbs and flows, thrash riffs turn to piano-esque clean parts. Soaring melodies devolve into full-bodied guttural torment before becoming ethereal whispers.”

“Devour the Sun” is about losing one’s purpose, becoming adrift and formless, buffeted by the uncontrollable winds of the common world, and unable to find solid footing. It is being swept into the wild, so far from one’s roots that they are barely a twinge of traumatic memory in the maw of the unknown. It is loud, it is quiet. It follows its own unusual structure while pulling the listener along its flow.

Track Listing:
1. I, Defiler (5:48)
2. Devour the Sun (8:24) ft. Seedy Mitchell
3. Flesh /Excess /Wealth (5:36)
4. Crystal Mountain (5:19)
EP Length: 25:09

On this new EP, All Else Fails wrote until they felt that this selection of songs was complete, and then went into the studio. It’s much more personal lyrically, more direct, and in our current era, more relatable. There is a lot of chaotic energy in the recording, but they have placed every distorted chug, every strange gurgle, detuned synth, erratic glitch, or doom-inducing bass drop carefully.

Recommended for fans of Revocation, Soilwork, and Fleshgod Apocalypse, the music video for “Devour The Sun” can be seen and heard via its premiere on NewFuryMedia HERE.

“The Incident at Black Lake” is available at Allelsefails.bandcamp.com, Spotify, Apple Music.

Music Video – I, Defilerhttps://youtu.beRwNjIFc6aPY

All Else Fails:
Barrett Klesko – Vocals, Guitar
John Saturley – Guitar
Coco Lee – Bass, Vocals
Nelson Collins-Lee – Drums

Source: Asher Media Relations

Finnish Metal Band VANGUARDIAN Releases New Monumental Single “Pantheon”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on November 14, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Metal band Vanguardian, hailing from Jyväskylä Finland, releases their third single “Pantheon” from their EP which released on Friday the 11th of November.

Band backgrounds:

“Of all the songs that ended up on this record, Pantheon was the first one that was ready for recording”

Pantheon is also the band’s first ballad-like composition that involved a lot of “studio magic”.

Band continues:

“Tino (drummer) recorded the drums with just one take, using just a couple of minutes of our studio time. After trying a couple of hours performing the vocals to the song, our singer (Markus) ended up throwing all the lyrics to the trash. It was a bold move considering that the next day was reserved for recording vocals to this particular song. Therefore Markus ended up writing all the lyrics from scratch the night before vocal recordings started.”

In spite of all the dramatic turn of events (or maybe because of them) Pantheon really holds a special importance to all the band members.

Listen to the single on music services: https://push.fm/fl/vanguardian-pantheon

Vanguardian:
M. Martinmäki – Vocals
T.Jäntti – Drums
M.Saviranta – Guitar
S.Soisalo – Bass

https://www.instagram.com/vanguardianofficial

IN THE WOODS… Release New Single From “Diversum” Album: “Master of None”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on November 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Norwegian metal icons In The Woods… have released “Master of None,” the third and final single from forthcoming album, “Diversum”.

Stream “Master of None” at youtu.be/2-wmAb9OoIU

The single is also available on Spotify and Apple Music.

Soulseller Records will release Diversum on November 25. The album will be available on digital, CD, and various limited edition vinyl formats.

Pre-order:

World (physical): soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com

Americas (physical): soulsellerrecords.aisamerch.com

Digital: orcd.co/diversum

In The Woods… return with a brand new studio album of avant-garde, progressive black rock and metal managing to deliver another epic masterpiece following untrodden paths and pagan tongue. With the band’s new label Soulseller Records and new vocalist Bernt Fjellestad, the sails are set out to reach new heights. In The Woods… set out on this journey a long time ago, and is with Diversum once again true to the spirit that is In The Woods… with changes, with difference, with diversity. The result is all that In The Woods… has been, and what the band will be, captured in the absolute unique album that is Diversum.

Track Listing:

  1. The Coward’s Way
  2. Moments
  3. We Sinful Converge
  4. The Malevolent God
  5. A Wonderful Crisis
  6. Humanity
  7. Master of None
  8. Your Dark
Photo Credit: Runar Haugeland

Line-Up:

Anders Kobro: Drums
Bernt Sørensen: Rhythm & lead guitars
Nils Olav Drivdal: Bass, keyboards
Bernt Fjellestad: Vocals
Kåre André Sletteberg: Rhythm & lead guitars, acoustic guitars, keyboards
Alf Erik Sørensen: Session keyboards

Album Credits:

Recorded in Kristiansand, Norway, December 2020 – May 2022

Mixed & mastered by Frédéric Gervais (Studio Henosis)

Artwork by Dr. Winter (Teratogen)

soulsellerrecords.com

soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com

instagram.com/inthewoodsofficial

Source: ClawHammer PR

Thrash Metal Icons ONSLAUGHT Unleash “Godhead” Music Video – 40th Anniversary Series Of Vinyl Re-Prints, “Anniversary Edition” Of “Sounds Of Violence” Album Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

This past May, British Thrash Metal force ONSLAUGHT were inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame – being characterized as “one of the most ferocious, explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK.”

2022 sees one of the most influential and respected bands of their genre, led by Nige Rockett, celebrating its 40th anniversary and is doing so in style. Today, ONSLAUGHT are re-issuing their latest three studio albums “Sounds Of Violence“ (2011), “VI” (2013) and “Generation Antichrist” (2020) as red 180 gram Vinyl editions in gatefold sleeve. ONSLAUGHT have also released a special “Anniversary Edition“ of “Sounds Of Violence”, which now comes as a 2-CD digipak including a bonus CD.

Watch the new, official music video for the band’s classic “Godhead”, now streaming HERE

The band recently commented: “It’s great to see AFM re-releasing these albums to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band. Some new Sounds of Violence artwork, new videos and bonus tracks too?…yea, this is fucking killer!”

The ONSLAUGHT anniversary editions, which belong into every well sorted Thrash Metal record collection are now available via the AFM Records store at THIS LOCATION!

Source: AFM Records

NECRODEATH – Legendary Italian Black-Thrashers Premiere “Oomny Ones” Video

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Today, Italian black-thrash metal trailblazers NECRODEATH share the new single “Oomny Ones”. Watch the video HERE.

The clip was produced by Time To Kill Records/Morbid Vision Italyand directed by the band’s frontman Flegias with the assistance of Merlin Music Management, BlåKläDer, Midnight Club.

The song is inspired by Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” – the scene in which Alex, the protagonist, is seen regaining his leadership among his “droogs”. In the video, the director (and singer of the band) elaborates this concept through the rivalry between two motorcycle gangs who meet to discuss the ownership of a territory. Those who are able to showcase a little (un)healthy ultra-violence will prevail. The video also shows the whole band drinking milk plus inside a replica of the famous Korova Milk Bar.

The band’s new record “Singin’ in the Pain” will be released via Time To Kill Records on November 28th 2022.

“Singin ‘in the Pain” 
is a concept based on the movie “A Clockwork Orange” by Stanley Kubrick, where the band takes us on a one-way black-thrash journey, soaked in immorality and violence, and back to a vain attempt at redemption and normality.

The album is conceived in 9 tracks linked together by the narrating voice of Tony Dolan of VENOM INC. and supported in the finale by the presence of Eric Forrest of E-FORCE (ex-VOIVOD).

Ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence?

Tracklist:

01 Gang Fight  
02 Transformer Treatment  
03 The Sweet Up and Down  
04 Redemperdition  
05 Delicious Milk Plus  
06 655321  
07 The (In)sane Ultraviolence  
08 Oomny-Ones  
09 Anti-Hero 

Check out the band’s latest single, “Transformer Treatment”, at THIS LOCATION.

“Transformer Treatment”
 is a song written in collaboration with S.B. Reder (SCHIZO).

Pre-order:

Bigcartel:

https://timetokillrecords.bigcartel.com/category/necrodeath

Bandcamp:

https://necrodeathofficial.bandcamp.com/album/singin-in-the-pain

Digital pre-order:

https://bfan.link/singin-in-the-pain

The moment you hear it, you know it’s NECRODEATH. Formed back in 1984, the Italian act is one of the real iconic black-thrash metal bands. With an ongoing career of almost 40 years, the band has helped to shape the Italian metal scene and the international underground as it is today. NECRODEATH released a cult-demo tape titled “The Shining Pentagram” and obtained an incredible success in the underground.

The demo is still considered a real gem in the thrash and black metal history. Tons of tributes in major magazines, fanzines and other underground outlets highlighted the release of the first two legendary albums “Into The Macabre” (1987) and “Fragments Of Insanity” (1989). And today after many full-lengths, EPs and side projects the long voyage to hell is not over yet.

Album discography:

Into the Macabre (1987)
Fragments of Insanity (1989; re-recorded in 2019)
Mater of All Evil (1999)
Black as Pitch (2001)
Ton(e)s of Hate (2003)
100% Hell (2006)
Draculea (2007)
Phylogenesis (2009)
Old Skull (2010)
The Age of Fear (2011)
Idiosyncrasy (2011)
The 7 Deadly Sins (2014)
The Age of Dead Christ (2018)
Defragments of Insanity (2019)

NECRODEATH: https://instagram.com/necrodeath.official

Time To Kill Records: https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

METAL CHURCH – LTD Print Picture Disc & CD “Best of Mike Howe” Pre-Order Info!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

You can now pre-order the LTD Print Metal ChurchThe Best of Mike Howe(2016-2021) vinyl record picture disc bundle, includes memorial guitar pick, 4×4 sticker and 8×10 insert. [ONLY 300 AVAILABLE!] This is the first, last and only pressing, once they are gone they are gone, so grab yours while supplies last!

There is also a CD Jewel-case version which includes an unreleased bonus/demo track “Never Grow Old”! Pre-orders will ship on or before December 16, 2022.

Reserve your copy here: https://ratpakrecordsamerica.com/metal-church

Rest In Peace, Mike Howe

SHEPHERDS REIGN – Signs Global Deal With Golden Robot Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Golden Robot Records are proud to announce the signing of the fiery, full-blooded Polynesian metal band, Shepherds Reign.

Members Filiva’a James, Oliver LeupoluShaymen RamekaGideon Voon and Joseph Oti-George have cemented a unique space for themselves in the industry with thunderously fearsome hits, including 2020 hauntingly feral track ‘Le Manu‘ that has amassed over 1 million streams since its release. 

We have had our eye on Shepherds Reign for years.  There is no one doing what they are doing, it is completely unique and we are thrilled to be a part of it. This is just the beginning for Shepherds Reign, the catapult is coming,” says Golden Robot Records CEO and President Mark Alexander-Erber.

From our first meeting with Golden Robot I could really feel the passion that Mark and the team have for music and rock n roll so I’m really excited to see what we can achieve together,” enthuses Oliver Leupolu. “We have great feelings about our new joint venture, there’s a great sense of ‘justice’ for rock n roll in the house of GR and in saying that, I believe Shepherds Reign will fit the bill very well. A new path has opened but the journey remains the same!” adds Shaymen Rameka.

With new music on the horizon, the rarity of Shepherds Reign will become more evident, as will their demand for the world stage. The bands guitarist Gideon Voon sums it up saying, “We are excited for the next chapter in our story, as we have full confidence in Golden Robot to give us the tools to carve our place in the history of music.”

Fiercely dedicated to their cultural heritage and Polynesian pride, every Shepherds Reign live performance bleeds inner grit and passion, and as said-stages multiply Shepherds Reign remain as ferociously focused as ever on taking over the world with their next chapter looking paramount. “A new path has opened but the journey remains the same!” roars Rameka.

Pay attention. Shepherds Reign are here and they’re determined.

SAU IAAA!!!

On-Line:
https://www.facebook.com/shepherdsreign/
https://goldenrobotrecords.com/golden-robot-records/shepherds-reign/

Source: Golden Robot Records

CULTØ – Italian Melodic Death Metallers Launch “Frost” Lyric Video, Debut Album “Of The Sun” Out Now

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Italian melodic death metallers CULTØ have launched their new lyric video of “Frost”. The song is featured on the band’s debut album, “Of the Sun”, out now via Time To Kill Records. Watch the clip HERE or below:

CULTØ was born from an idea of mastermind Dave, who, in a very short time span, nmanaged to put together a line-up made up of well-known musicians from the Lombardy underground scene (Ghostheart Nebula, Vide, Perfidious, etc.) and record an album of nine songs.

The style of “Of The Sun” comes straight from the Gothenburg sound of the 90s (In Flames, Dark Tranquility, etc.) opening on to more aggressive musical tones. The album is not only a personal interpretation of this music style, but revolves around a message on the awakening of generative consciousness and on the power of artistic expression.

The concept of the lyrics is focused on the awareness of the artist and his creative abilities, through the metaphor of a star that, following a flare, becomes a creator and destroyer god in search of himself and his kind.

Line-up:

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

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.

Tracklist:

1. Flare
2. Experiment 1
3. Excrete
4. Frost
5. The Desert Of Shadows
6. Void
7. The Ashes Of Annihilation
8. Darkness Leads To Light
9. Fire From Inside

Digital preorder:

https://bfan.link/of-the-sun

Bandcamp

https://cultzero.bandcamp.com/releases

Bigcartel

https://timetokillrecords.bigcartel.com/category/culto

CULTØ – Online:

https://www.facebook.com/Cultzeroband

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

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

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

MUNROE’S THUNDER – Release “The Black Watch” And Reveal Video For “Dead Man’s War”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

MUNROE’S THUNDER, fronted by renowned power-metal vocalist, Ronny Munroe, have released their new album The Black Watch today via RFL Records.

Ronny Munroe Comments:

MUNROE’S THUNDER, The Black Watch, is loosely based on my family heritage, as some of my ancestors were actually in the black watch who guarded Mary, Queen Of Scots. Finding that out intrigued me enough to do a concept record about my family heritage. 

“After a very long wait, this record is finally finished and ready for you all to hear. I am very proud and elated by all the hard work that went into it, from the hours of research to the countless hours from DMP behind the board and all the remarkable talent that is on the album. Thank you so much to Jon and the team at RFL Records for having faith in our vision and for finally bringing MUNROE’S THUNDER to the masses.”

Watch the new video for “Dead Man’s War” which was also released today here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGTvKXE6hIU

Order: https://www.rflrecords.com/product-page/munroe-s-thunder-the-black-watch-collector-s-edition-cd

Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2yy6ks7saliSjfZ6i3MRB9?si=21b54ae8f0d5465d

The Black Watch is a journey where melodic power metal tells the tale of darkness, betrayal and bravery during the reign of one of history’s most recognized Queens, Mary Queen Of Scots. Mary Queen of Scots, original name Mary Stuart or Mary Stewart, (born December 8, 1542, Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian, Scotland—died February 8, 1587, Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England), queen of Scotland (1542–67) and queen consort of France (1559–60). Her unwise marital and political actions provoked rebellion among the Scottish nobles, forcing her to flee to England, where she was eventually beheaded as a Roman Catholic threat to the English throne. The story is one of history’s most recognized tales and Munroe, coincidentally, has ties to the legendary history of the Queen.

Sound effects and atmospheric textures set the mood of this album and its chilling tale, delivered, of course, in full-throttle power metal style. The title track unleashes Munroe’s soaring melodic vocals accompanied by epic guitar leads and riffs. The album also includes a number of ballad-style tracks: “Babbington Mary”, “Falkirk” and “Thirty Years War”. The shift in musical textures and pace adds further dimension to the dynamical journey of The Black Watch. “The Executioner” brings this royal story of bloodshed to a gruesome conclusion. Thunder and rain manifests alongside a sombre guitar melody before the track builds into the full heavy ensemble. An anthemic chorus, dark guitars and haunting lyrics tell of Mary’s execution and bring this chapter to a close.

About Ronny Munroe:

Ronny Munroe is an American singer, most noted as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band METAL CHURCH. Ronny recorded three albums with METAL CHURCH before the band decided to call it quits in 2009. His second tenure with the band lasted from 2012 when the group reunited until 2014, where he left to “pursue other interests.” In October 2011, Munroe joined the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, as a vocalist, which further defined his prominence as one of metals elite. In July of 2022, Munroe was announced as the new lead vocalist for the power metal titans, VICIOUS RUMORS.

Munroe has an extensive background as a lead singer and has fronted acts such as ZERO DISCIPLINE, MADHOUSE, MOXI, the Seattle band PALADIN from 1986 to 1988 and also the band FARCRY in the early ’90’s.

MUNROE’S THUNDER meshes METAL CHURCH, SAVATAGE, VICIOUS RUMORS and IRON MAIDEN and there is something for every metal fan here. Munroe’s broad vocal range and power highlight the album and its easy to see that there is still plenty of fire left in the heart and voice of the talented rocker.

MUNROE’S THUNDER:
Ronny Munroe – Vocals
David Mark Pearce – Guitars, bass
BJ Zampa – Drums
Justin Zych – Guitar
Oliver Wakeman-Keyboards

Track Listing:

1. Battle Cry
2. The Black Watch
3. Awaken The Fire
4. Gray Hall
5. Babbington Mary
6. Brace For The Night
7. Dead Man’s War
8. Falkirk
9. Thirty Years War
10. Echoes Of The Dead
11. The Executioner

Source: C Squared Music

GUERNICA MANCINI – Makes Her Solo Debut With ‘INCEPTION’ – Out Now!

Posted in female rock vocalists, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Buy/stream ‘Inception HERE

Inception‘ is the first solo single from Swedish rock singer Guernica Mancini (lead singer of Thundermother) and will be available via Golden Robot Records on November 11th.

Having forged a successful career at the helm of Thundermother, with over 300,000 monthly listeners and millions of streams, Guernica has been working on a solo side project that can only be described as a mind blowing fusion of rock and pop.

Watch music video for ‘Inception’ HERE

Sonically, the first single features groovy guitar riffs backed by heavy drums and powerful vocals that display an impressive range, clarity and the perfect amount of grit.

Inception‘ will be premiered on Saturday by WBC Australasia and WBA Asia Boxing Champion Linn Sandstrom as the walkout song to make her U.K. main event debut at York Hall, London for the WBA Intercontinental Title.

Both Guernica Mancini and Linn Sandstrom have a lot in common; they’re both strong women hailing from Sweden who know exactly who they are and where they’re headed – TO THE TOP! 

Buy/stream ‘Inception HERE

Source: Golden Robot Records

DEADWOLFF – RELEASE NEW SINGLE “HEAVY ROCK N’ ROLL”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on November 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Deadwolff released their new single ‘Heavy Rock n’ Roll’ today, their first single under Golden Robot Records, part of the Golden Robot Global Entertainment Group. 

In addition to release the new track, Deadwolff have released a music video to accompany the song on November 2.

Watch the music video ‘Heavy Rock N’ Roll’ HERE

The track is a punch in the guts from the start with heavy drums and guitar before you’re met with screeching vocals from lead singer Tommy Wolffe. You get exactly what you’ve bargained for will a song called ‘Heavy Rock n’ Roll.’ 

The track is a fast paced, heavy rocking tune. It’s a song for whatever you’re passionate about or for someone you love. What you’d do to feel the joy that only music or a loved one can bring. So, turn it up ands lap it on repeat. This is the new wave of heavy rock and roll.

Buy/stream ‘Heavy Rock n’ Roll HERE

ABOUT DEADWOLFF

Deadwolff is a three-piece band based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2020, Deadwolff is composed of Tommy Wolffe, on bass and vocals, Bobby Deuce, on guitars and backing vocals, and Angus Pike on drums.

In late December of 2020, Boonsdale Records released the band’s debut EP digitally. Shortly after, Deadwolff signed with Metal Assault Records, based out of Los Angeles, and released their debut EP on cassette, which sold out quickly.

As of recently, Deadwolff has been touring throughout Canada, bringing their catchy hooks, and eccentric live show to electric audiences. Building momentum quickly, Deadwolff sought out and was noticed by Golden Robot Records, whom is set to release their full length debut album.

This is the new wave of heavy rock and roll. On-Line:
https://goldenrobotrecords.com/golden-robot-records/deadwolff/

Source: Golden Robot Records

Finnish Female Fronted Melodic Death Metal Band ADMIRE THE GRIM Released A Second Single “The Flood” From Their Upcoming Debut EP!

Posted in Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

 
Promo picture by Minna Rossi

Finnish melodic death metal band Admire the Grim is set to release their debut EP Rogue Five on January 13th 2023 via Inverse Records. The first single Rogue Five was released earlier with a music video. The second single The Flood is released today and it’s available on all essential streaming platforms: https://push.fm/fl/atg-flood

Vocalist Katri Snellman comments on The Flood Single:

“The Flood was the first song that we wrote together. Jani came up with the idea for the instruments and I wrote the vocal and lyric lines. The lyrics are about the feeling of drowning into your own thoughts, described with a lot of metaphors”.

Guitarist Jani Loikkanen comments on Rogue Five Single:

“My goal was to write a song that has a catchy chorus and lead parts. There’s good energy and spirit for a sweet party. I wrote the intro riff first and that set the song up for a fast paced guitar riffage. And to be honest, this is definitely a song for guitar maniacs”.

EP cover by Anssi Kuivalainen

Admire the Grim – Rogue Five (EP) (2023)

  1. The Flood
  2. Mad Queen of the Second Sun
  3. Admire the Grim
  4. Rogue Five

Pre-order Rogue Five EP on Bandcamp: https://admirethegrim.bandcamp.com

Pre-save Rogue Five EP on Spotify: https://push.fm/ps/atg-rogue-five

Line-up:
Katri Snellman (vocals)
Jani Loikkanen (guitar)
Sirja Ojaniemi (guitar)
Kalle Raatikainen (bass)
Tommi Vante (drums)

Single cover by Katri Snellman

Admire the Grim – The Flood (single) 2022

Composed by Katri Snellman & Jani Loikkanen.
Lyrics by Katri Snellman

Single cover by Anssi Kuivalainen

Admire the Grim – Rogue Five (single) 2022

Composed by Katri Snellman, Jani Loikkanen & Tommi Vante.
Lyrics by Katri Snellman

BIOGRAPHY:

Admire the Grim is a melodic death metal band from Lappeenranta, Finland. The group was formed by five friends in early 2021. In May 2022 the band released its first single ‘Storm the Barricade’ and in September 2022 music video and single for ‘Rogue Five’ saw the daylight. In November 2022 the second single ‘The Flood’ from ‘Rogue Five’ -EP was released and the EP itself is published on January 2023 via Inverse Records.

Canada’s Alienatör Take A Dark And Harrowing Turn With “The Priest” Off “Regrets” – Out Nov 25th

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

Hailing from Canada, Alienatör is a sludge metal band that confronts tough issues with razor-sharp riffs and memorable hooks. They released their debut album “Pariahs’ in 2019, and are now following it up this year with “Regrets”, which is darker, more focused, and more intense. They say it also boasts better songwriting and more dynamics. The themes of this upcoming release also explore some heavy topics including alienation, grief, pain, and disgust at the state of the modern world. The single “The Priest” is no exception, which vocalist/guitarist Brad King explains:

This is the darkest song I’ve ever written. Another is where the bass really drives the song and the guitar comes in, jagged and angular on top. Ralph Rowe was an Anglican Priest who molested countless kids in fly-in reserves in the 70s and 80s. He ruined so many lives and plea-bargained for a prison sentence that was a slap on the wrist. There’s a documentary about him called “Survivor’s Rowe,” and I’ve met a few survivors through my work. Here, he serves as an example of the type of abuse of power we allow those in positions of trust. I’m proud of the dynamics of this one, lots of tension and release and the calm atmospheric part in the middle.”

The music video for “The Priest” can be seen and heard via its premiere on IDIOTEQ HERE.

Composed during the claustrophobia of the 2020 election and the global pandemic the album channels rage and catharsis before lulling the listener into a sense of security and then thundering down again into a feedback-drenched conclusion.

Compared to their debut release, fans will recognize a more hard-hitting sound, depth of songwriting, dynamics, darker themes, and more vulnerable and introspective lyrics. Alienatör has matured and grown as musicians, with the addition of drummer Simon Paquette who has added a lot of depth to the sound, and bass player Sean Skillen becoming part of the writing process has added a new dimension. The band is a more cohesive unit and it shows in the material.

Alienatör is recommended for sludge fans as well as those who enjoy Melvins, Neurosis, and Botch.

Album pre-order – https://alienator.bandcamp.com

Previous Single:

Blood Red Blood – ​https://youtu.be/BQcdJyF9PtM

Track Listing:
1. Revisionist History – 2:10
2. Loss Leader – 4:03
3. Blood Red Blood – 3:08
4. Regrets – 3:44
5. The Priest – 5:30
6. The Less Dead – 1:56
7. Flat Earth Society – 2:51
8. Irreconcilable – 2:59
9. Your Funeral – 3:20
10. Wounded Birds – 4:10
11. Dark Matters – 4:09
Album Length: 38:04

Album Recording Credits:
– All songs performed by: Alienator
– Music by Alienator
– Lyrics by Brad King
– Produced by: Sean Skillen
– Mixed by: Sean Skillen
– Mastered by: Brad Boatright
– Album Artwork by: Peter David Wragg
– Member of SOCAN
– Canadian Content (MAPL)

Album and Live Line Up:
Brad King – Vocals, Guitar
Sean Skillen – Bass, Vocals
Simon Paquette – Drums

For more info:
Exitmusicstudio.ca/alienator
Facebook.com/alienatorband
Instagram.com/alienatorband

Source: Asher Media Relations

MORBID ANGEL – Legendary Death Metal Icons Announce 40th Anniversary USA Headlining Tour For Spring 2023!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Chris Casella

Legendary death metal icons MORBID ANGEL will celebrate their 40th anniversary this Spring with a month-long US headlining tour! The United States Tour Of Terror 2023 will commence on March 15th in Pensacola, Florida and run through April 22nd in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support will be provided by Revocation and Crypta as well as Skeletal Remains from the March 15th through April 4th and Vitriol from April 6th through the tour’s conclusion.

Comments MORBID ANGEL’s Trey Azagthoth “We are stoked about this new tour with all these cool bands! We will see you all on the road.”

Tickets are on sale Friday, November 4th at 10:00am local time. See all confirmed dates below.

MORBID ANGEL w/ Revocation, Crypta, Skeletal Remains:
3/15/2023 Vinyl – Pensacola, FL
3/17/2023 Rise – Houston, TX
3/18/2023 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
3/19/2023 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
3/21/2023 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
3/23/2023 Virginia Street Brewhouse – Reno, NV
3/24/2023 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
3/25/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/26/2023 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
3/28/2023 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
3/30/2023 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
3/31/2023 Apollo Theater – Belvidere, IL
4/01/2023 The Forge – Joliet, IL
4/02/2023 The Art Theater – Hobart, IN
4/04/2023 Piere’s – Ft Wayne, IN
w/ Revocation, Crypta, Vitriol:
4/06/2023 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
4/07/2023 Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, OH
4/08/2023 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
4/09/2023 Jergel’s – Pittsburgh, PA
4/11/2023 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
4/12/2023 Warehouse On Watts – Philadelphia, PA
4/14/2023 Empire Live – Albany, NY
4/15/2023 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/16/2023 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
4/18/2023 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
4/19/2023 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/21/2023 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
4/22/2023 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

MORBID ANGEL released their Kingdoms Disdained full-length in 2017 via Silver Lining Music. The critically adored offering reunites founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth with bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker. Captured at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and produced by MORBID ANGEL with Erik Rutan, the record delivers eleven pieces of devastatingly dynamic death metal.

Orders for Kingdoms Disdained are available at THIS LOCATION.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

IRON KINGDOM – “The Blood Of Creation” Releases November 4th!

Posted in classic metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The Blood of Creation continues the reign of classic heavy metal that Iron Kingdom has been presenting over the years to music lovers of the style along with keeping the flame burning for a new generation.

“We wanted to create music in a style of metal that seemed to have been forgotten when we were kids. Since no one else seemed to be doing it, we decided to play metal the way it used to be played in the 70s and 80s. That was the reason for forming Iron Kingdom. Essentially, we wanted to give people an exciting show like an early Iron Maiden, Scorpions, or Saxon show from the 1980s.” recalls Osterman on the beginnings of the band.

Iron Kingdom has come a long way since their 2011 debut “Curse Of The Voodoo Queen” and their next offering is a potent full force of classic shredding heavy metal thunder and will take the fans into some unique fantastic worlds, but will also show a dark side of storytelling.

I think we started as a bit more of a hard rock band on the first record, taking a progressive metal dive for Gates Of Eternity and Ride For Glory, then for On The Hunt, I’d say we went fully classic metal, leading into this new record being a pretty solid mix of all those styles combined. We also came out of the pandemic, which brought some darker emotions some people may have never experienced previously that I think this album may parallel. In the end though, we want people to get the chance to escape this world for a time and find solace in the music.” adds Osterman.

The new album also sees new drummer Max Friesen (ex-Ophelia Falling) making his recording debut with the band to add another angle to their songwriting for this release. The album was self-produced by Iron Kingdom with mixing done by Andy Boldt and mastering by Greg Reely (Overkill, Fear Factory, 3 Inches of Blood).

Recommended for fans of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helloween, and Saxon.

Fun Fact: ‘Queen Of The Crystal Throne’ played on City TV for Hockey Night In Canada (Montreal Vs Dallas) – Sat Oct 22, 2022

Source: Asher Media Relations

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