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Instrumental Extremists EPOCH CRYSIS Announce Remastered February Reissue Of Debut Album “Rex”

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 29, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Moscow (RU) – Progressive instrumental extremists EPOCH CRYSIS are proud to announce the re-release of 2011 full-length debut album Rex. The remastered album will be released on February 20.

Album track “Routine Glory” is streaming now at:

The EPOCH CRYSIS story begins in 2001 in Moscow, Russia. Originally created as an experimental studio instrumental project, EPOCH CRYSIS consistently surprised even the most experienced connoisseurs of extreme metal subgenres.

In 2015 EPOCH CRYSIS experienced a rebirth with the help of guitarist Andrey Gostyukhin. During the same period the band recorded vocals for some tracks that had already experienced a “second birth” as full songs. In the near future the group will complete the rewriting of these tracks and compose new songs.


Track Listing:

  1. Symphony of Ten Planets – Mars
  2. Routine Glory
  3. Prehistoric Sun
  4. Climate of Fear
  5. The Incredible Adventures of Whitley Strieber
  6. Moon Generation
  7. Broken Heart and Guillotine
  8. Ablaze Within
  9. Dead Rule The World
  10. Forbidden History


Andrew Ghostuhin – Guitars
Vladimir Lehtinen – Guitars, Bass
Toivo Laine – Drums

Epoch Crysis on YouTube

Source: ClawHammer PR


U.D.O. “Steelhammer – Live From Moscow” – Releasing On May 23rd, Via AFM Records

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

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From AFM Records:

Russia has a special meaning for Udo Dirkschneider and his band U.D.O.. They were one of the very first international artists to tour the huge country of Russia – and their fans are still very thankful until this day. So recording a LIVE DVD to highlight the “Steelhammer” tour was an opportunity the band didn’t want to miss.

It is the first LIVE release of U.D.O.’s new line-up (with Russian band member) which easily convinced fans and critics alike on recent festivals and headlining gigs. The band comes up with an exceptional setlist, incl. many classics that haven’t been played for a long time, fan favorites and tracks from the recent successful album “Steelhammer”. U.D.O. once again prove why they are hailed as one of the best European live bands.

“Steelhammer – Live From Moscow” will be available as DVD/2-CD, Bluray/2-CD and triple-Vinyl in Russian national colors (tricolor).

Track Listing:

01 Intro

02 Steelhammer

03 King Of Mean

04 Future Land

05 Cry Of A Nation

06 Trip To Nowhere

07 They Want War

08 Never Cross My Way

09 Stranger

10 Stay True

11 In the Darkness

12 Azrael

13 No Limits

14 Mean Machine

15 Burning Heat

16 Metal Machine

17 Devil’s Bite

18 Go Back To Hell

19 Timebomb

20 Holy

21 Metal Heart

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Udo Dirkschneider – vocals

Andrey Smirnov – guitar

Kasperi Heikkinen – guitar

Fitty Wienhold – bass

Francesco Jovino – drums


* For more info on U.D.O.:


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ARKONA – “YAV” Album Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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ARKONA – New forthcoming album, “Yav”, from Moscow, Russia’s Slavic Pagan\Folk Metal band: ARKONA.

The artwork for the new ARKONA album “Yav” is made by Gyula Havancsák

Listen to ARKONA – From “Yav” – “Na strazhe novyh let” (Teaser), by clicking the link below:

Yav –  Track Listing: 

1. Zarozhdenie
2. Na strazhe novyh let
3. Serbia
4. Zov pustyh dereven’
5. Gorod snov
6. Ved’ma
7. Chado indigo
8. Jav’
9. V ob’jat’jah kramoly

Check out the available editions (i.a. vinyl and a deluxe boxset) here:

Yav – Release Dates:

25.04.2014 GAS
28.04.2014 FR
30.04.2014 ESP/SWE/NOR
02.05.2014 FIN & BENELUX
05.05.2014 UK/Rest of Europe
06.05.2014 USA/CAN



Masha “Scream” – voice

Sergei “Lazar” – guitar

Ruslan “Kniaz” – bass

Vlad “Artist” – drums

Vladimir “Volk” – wind ethnic instruments

Live session member:
Anton Dobrovolskiy – keyboards, sampler, sound


* ARKONA are from Moscow, Russia

* For more info on ARKONA:

Facebook: Arkona


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ABORTED FETUS – Release “Private Judgement Day” On Comatose Records

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Private Judgement Day, the newest bone-breaker from Russian Death Metal slam monsters ABORTED FETUS is out now on Comatose Records.

The band’s third full-length picks up right where 2010’s Fatal Dogmatic Damage left off. Private Judgement Day explodes with violent guitar riffs, ruthless drumming, and immensely powerful guttural vocals that will expose listeners to the ravaged sounds of inhumanity and leave you with the savory after taste of murderous gore. ABORTED FETUS is Ural massive brutality!

Stream album track “Malignant Pregnancy” and order the album at

Critical Praise:

“Words simply cannot describe the massacre!” [5/5] –

“Rawer than Sushi, gorier than a murderer’s basement, intensely gratifying and brutally insane it’s Aborted Foetus – from Russia – with love!” [10/10] – Ramzine

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* For more info on ABORTED FETUS:



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SODOM – Info On Two Upcoming Shows In Russia; January 24th And 25th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Sodom - Russia Shows - January - 2014 - concert flyers


Next SODOM Shows:

24.01.2014 – ST. PETERSBURG, Zal Ozhidaniya, (RUSSIA)

25.01.2014 – MOSCOW, Volta (RUSSIA)

More Info:




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Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, Power Metal, power metal bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SABATON were supposed to play a show in Russia next weekend. Now political people and organizations are trying to prevent the band from entering Russia due to some uneducated politician who tries to convince the Russian immigration and government that SABATON are nazis.

SABATON now released the following statement:

Did the Nazis win the battle of Stalingrad?

We have been reached by the news that some organizations and political representatives who claims to have studied us has come to the conclusion that Sabaton are a nazi band, and because of that our scheduled appearance at the 70th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad should be cancelled. This show is to take place in a few weeks in Volgograd.

Further, these people believe that we will desecrate the Russian flag during our concert (which we have never done and of course have no intention of doing) and they are now trying their best to ban Sabaton from all of Russia!!!

We know that the people of Russia is far more intelligent than this and thus we hope that reason will allow us to play this concert in honor of this historical event and the Soviet soldiers who fought for their freedom.

Sabaton is and has always been a NON-POLITICAL and NON-RELIGIOUS band and holds a lot of respect to the veterans of war and the heroic and non-selfish acts that was performed in a time of need.

Ps. It should be noted that Sabaton has been awarded honorary membership of the “Scions of the 17th Airborne Division”, an organization that consists of veterans from the very same airborne division who fought against the nazis in “The battle of the Bulge” and “Operation Varsity”.

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Joakim Brodén – Vocals

Pär Sundström – Bass

Chris Rörland – Guitars

Thobbe Englund – Guitars

Robban Bäck – Drums


* Source: Nuclear Blast News

* For More Info On SABATON:

Facebook: Sabaton

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