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BARREN EARTH – Looking For Vocalist Capable Of Performing The Band’s Material

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive death metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on July 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BARREN EARTH is looking for a vocalist capable of performing the band’s material.

Solid, clean vocals and growling skills needed. We also require motivated attitude and ability to tour and rehearse.

If you think you got what it takes, please send a short bio/description of yourself with audio samples from your vocals. All other footage (video clips, photos) would be highly appreciated as well.

Please send your submission to:


BARREN EARTH are from Helsinki, Finland.

(Source: Facebook Barren Earth)

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Metal Blade Records Signs Rivers Of Nihil – Demo From Upcoming Album Streaming Now!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive death metal, progressive metal with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey


A new demo of track from the Reading, PA Modern Progressive Metal outfit’s upcoming Metal Blade debut now live!

Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of RIVERS OF NIHIL! The Modern Progressive Death Metal quintet, who formed in 2009, was born from the ruins of their decaying hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania and are on a relentless path of taking their music to the next level. RIVERS OF NIHIL‘s music is as dark and heavy as the coal and iron their home city was built upon, taking influences from some of Death Metal’s heaviest, most abrasive hitters: Morbid Angel, Gojira, Spawn of Possession and Decapitated, to name a few.

“We’re super stoked to be a part of the Metal Blade family! Being on a such a strong label with some of our favorite bands is truly an honor and we look forward to the future with Metal Blade.”

Go HERE to listen to the demo version of the new song “Rain Eater” from RIVERS OF NIHIL‘s upcoming Metal Blade Records full-length debut, which will be recorded with Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) at Mana Recording Studios in Tampa, FL in March of 2013. Stay tuned to the band’s official Facebook page for updates from the studio and release date info.

About the Band:
The members of RIVERS OF NIHIL honed their chops as high schoolers in various bands in the Reading scene, eventually coming together to form RIVERS OF NIHIL in 2009. They recorded their first EPHierarchy that year with Carson Slovak (Century), regularly toured the Northeast and Midwest, and scored local opening gigs for the likes of Decapitated, Decrepit Birth, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, and Misery Index. Two years later they regrouped with producer Len Carmichael to record their next EP Temporality Unbound, which saw the band earn recognition in the national metal scene as well as start to attract the attention of record labels and eventually saw the band signing with Metal Blade Records in late 2012.




Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals

Brody Uttley – Guitars

Jon Kunz – Guitars

Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals

Ron Nelson – Drums


(Source: Metal Blade Records)

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THE FACELESS – Headlining: The Deconsecrate The Nation Tour

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on the facebook page of THE FACELESS:

We’re proud to officially announce The Deconsecrate The Nation Tour headlining tour! Joining us will be our friends Revocation and The|HAARP|Machine (for the first time in the US)! Tickets are on sale now and more dates will be announced soon!

11/27 – Ogden, UT @ Mojoes

11/28 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

11/29 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont

11/30 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose

12/01 – LaPorte, IN @ Game Emporium

12/02 – Toledo, OH @ Frankies

12/03 – St. Catharines, ON @ Barracuda Pretty

12/04 – Windsor, ON @ KOC

12/05 – London, ON @ Rum Runners

12/06 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon

12/07 – Springfield, VA @ Empire

12/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks

12/11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon

12/12 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog

12/14 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

THE FACELESS – AUTOTHEISM was released on August 14th, 2012 via Sumerian Records.



Michael “Machine” Keene – Guitar, Vocals

Geoffrey Ficco – Vocals

Wes Hauch – Guitar

Evan Brewer – Bass

Lyle Cooper – Drums


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ASCARIASIS – Debut EP “Ocean of Colour” Is Available Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, progressive death metal, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on March 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Canadian Progressive Death Metal band Ascariasis have released their debut EP Ocean of Colour. The EP consists of five songs: Shatter, Torchbearer, Eleven, Ocean of Colour, and Carving the World. The album art was designed by Cameron Gray, notable for creating album art for bands such as Born of Osiris, Dead Letter Circus and Fallujah.

Ascariasis embodies a new breed of Modern Canadian Metal. This four piece, founded in 2009, includes Evan Watton (vocals), Devin Kendall (bass), Mike Valeri (guitars), and Mark Poelmann (drums). They bring a unique mix of crushing brutality, agonizing passages and soaring melodies to the scene. With influences ranging from the most technical and chaotic Metal styles to Ambient and Classical, the band seeks to break beyond expectations and deliver a fresh blend of Melodic, Technical and Progressive Death Metal while staying true to their local roots.

“I think this EP is a good window into the mindset that shapes our view on music and Metal in general,” says bassist Devin Kendall. “We look at it in the sense that we don’t have to assign a particular genre to our sound and we leave it as free-form and thought-provoking as possible.”

Ascariasis has been featured in various publications including They are currently working on their debut album, which is set to be released in 2013.

ASCARIASIS originates from Burlington, Ontario.


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