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INCITE Announces November/December North American Headlining Tour – “Wake Up Dead” Out Now On Atomic Fire Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, thrash with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Arizona thrash metal practitioners INCITE will close out the year with a North American headlining tour. The journey will commence on November 17th in Louisville, Kentucky and run through December 17th in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Comments singer Richie Cavalera, “We’re beyond fired up to get part two of our Wake Up Dead headlining tour started. We’ll be hitting a lot of killer cities we haven’t been to in quite a few years. We hope to see you all in the pits burning and shredding with us!”

Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.

INCITEWake Up Dead North American Tour 2022:
11/17/2022 Germantown – Louisville, KY
11/18/2022 Legends – Cincinnati, OH
11/19/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
11/21/2022 Sneaky Dee’s – Toronto, ON
11/22/2022 Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC
11/24/2022 Dominion Tavern – Ottawa, ON
11/25/2022 Backstage – Windsor, ON
11/26/2022 Corktown – Hamilton, ON
11/27/2022 Photo City – Rochester, NY
11/28/2022 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
11/29/2022 Planet Trog – Whitehall, PA
12/02/2022 Furnace41 – Atlanta, GA
12/03/2022 Slam House – Bradenton, FL
12/04/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
12/05/2022 The Goat – New Orleans, LA
12/07/2022 Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX
12/08/2022 Wonder Lounge – Laredo, TX
12/09/2022 Ridglea Room – Dallas, TX
12/11/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
12/12/2022 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
12/14/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL
12/15/2022 Zymurgy – Menomonie, WI
12/16/2022 Lefty’s -Des Moines, IA
12/17/2022 1867 Bar – Lincoln, NE

INCITE’s latest full-length, Wake Up Dead, was released in April via Atomic Fire Records. With Wake Up Dead, INCITE jettisons the extraneous bloat of slicker bands in favor of authentic grit and determination, consistently churning out “headbanging riffs with concussive force (Kerrang).” Ghost Cult champions, “a massively enjoyable collection of aggression from a band led by someone who has literally lived and breathed metal since the day he was born,” while Dead Rhetoric observes, “Consistent road warriors that they are, INCITE brings another platter to the table that should have no trouble adding more staples to the setlist – ensuring sweat infested hordes a glorious time.”

The very spirit and attitude of heavy music culture, courses through the veins of INCITE. Over the course of five albums — The Slaughter (2009), All Out War (2012), Up In Hell (2014), Oppression (2016), and Built To Destroy (2019) — the band has cemented their reputation as one of America’s leading groove armadas, heavily hitting home with their blend of old-school thrash majesty, frantic aggression, melody, and skill. Written over the course of several bouts of feverish inspiration throughout the pandemic, with recording duties again handled by legendary producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Everytime I Die), Wake Up Dead delivers in the most relentless way possible.

INCITE’s Wake Up Dead is available on CD, LP, and digitally. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION.

Watch the band’s previously released videos for “Deadbeat” HERE, “Mental Destruction” video HERE, and “War Soup” (feat. Max Cavalera) HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

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http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Maryland Crossover Thrashers NINTH REALM To Release “A Fate Unbroken” In November

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

Maryland-based Crossover Thrash Metal quintet NINTH REALM will release their debut full-length album A Fate Unbroken November 4 on Mercenary Press. The album is a perfect blend of of crossover thrash and traditional heavy metal that represents the band’s refined vision. “Plea to the Heavens,” the album’s first single, is streaming now at:

ninthrealmmd.bandcamp.com/track/plea-to-the-heavens

“Plea to the Heavens” is also streaming on Spotify.

A Fate Unbroken is a nine-track album that takes the influence of the widest range of heavy metal, 80s-toned thrash, death thrash, and hardcore that the decisive genres have to offer. Not only do the riffs, consistent guitar solos, and blackened vocals take the listener through a whirlwind of Slayer/Demolition Hammer era thrash metal, but the lyricism and quintessential raw fantasy style of their art and themes harken back to a Frank Frazetta/Ralph Bakshi age of pure Sword & Sorcery. A Fate Unbroken, for all intents and purposes, is a Maryland band’s attempt to bring a reunion of heavy metal and hardcore punk back to its raw, old-school roots.

Basing their lyricism and overall theme around the original fantasy realm of Tythorin, NINTH REALM delivers an electrifying synthesis of traditional heavy metal and hardcore punk for fans of both respective genres to enjoy.

Line-Up:

Joey Burke – Drums
Ben Hageage – Vocals
Jared Henry – Bass
Liam McMahon – Lead Guitar
Charles House – Rhythm Guitar

Pulling from a range of influences that span everything between blackened thrash to old-school death metal, the music of NINTH REALM rips and tears with a ferocity and cadence that perfectly encapsulates the epic scale and grisly atmosphere of grim-dark fantasy. Between the use of aggressive thrash d-beat and viscerally direct song structure of classic metal acts such as Celtic Frost, combined with the melodic riffage of classic bands like Testament/Mercyful Fate, and an added twist of Cro-Mags/Leewaystyle crossover, NINTH REALM wields what is perhaps one of the most poignant new sounds to emerge from the metal underground in recent memory.

FFO: Power Trip, Eternal Champion, High Command, Iron Age

Pre-Order: ninthrealmmd.bandcamp.com/album/a-fate-unbroken

Track Listing:

  1. Gates of Tythorin
  2. Plea to the Heavens
  3. Witches Choir
  4. Ondreis
  5. Evoke Thy Wrath
  6. Armageddon’s Howl
  7. Burning Wanderer
  8. Eternal Lance
  9. A Fate Unbroken

BIO: Sharing a bond for all things heavy metal and high fantasy, college classmates Joey Burke (drummer) and Liam McMahon (lead guitarist) joined forces in the fall of 2018, writing and practicing every week to produce the 2019 demo, Gates of Tythorin. Later adding Jared Henry (bassist) and Ben Hageage (vocalist) to the mix, Ninth Realm solidified their sound with their succeeding 2020 EP, All Hail Treachery. In 2022, to offer a glimpse at what is to come with their debut LP, Ninth Realm released Ondreis MMXXII, a promo tape featuring two songs that both share a track space on the debut full-length record.

Source: ClawHammer PR

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REVOCATION – To Kick Off North American Headlining Tour This Week

Posted in gothic metal music this decade, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Alex Morgan

Progressive death metal outfit REVOCATION will kick off their North American headlining tour later this week. The trek begins on September 9th and runs through October 16th with support provided by Krisiun, Alluvial, and Inoculation. See all confirmed dates below.

REVOCATION w/ Krisiun, Alluvial, Inoculation:
9/09/2022 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
9/10/2022 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
9/11/2022 La Source de la Martinière – Québec City, QC
9/13/2022 Elsewhere Brooklyn – Brooklyn, NY
9/14/2022 Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub – Cambridge, MA
9/15/2022 Lovedraft’s Brewing CO – Mechanicsburg, PA
9/16/2022 The Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
9/17/2022 Elevation 27 – Virginia Beach, VA
9/18/2022 The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
9/19/2022 The Masquerade (Purgatory) – Atlanta, GA
9/20/2022 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
9/21/2022 Respectable Street – West Palm Beach, FL
9/23/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
9/24/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
9/25/2022 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
9/27/2022 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
9/28/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/29/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
9/30/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA

10/01/2022 Santa Cruz Vets Hall – Santa Cruz, CA
10/03/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR
10/04/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/06/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
10/07/2022 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
10/08/2022 The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
10/09/2022 Bigs Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
10/11/2022 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
10/12/2022 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
10/13/2022 The Sanctuary 2 – Hamtramck, MI
10/14/2022 No Class – Cleveland, OH
10/15/2022 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
10/16/2022 Enclave – Pittsburgh, PA

The tour kick off coincides with REVOCATION‘s latest full-length, Netherheaven, set for release on September 9th via Metal Blade Records. Four years in the making, the Billboard-charting trio – Dave Davidson (vocals/guitars), Ash Pearson (drums), and Brett Bamberger (bass) – meticulously explore the allegorical and literal aspects of Hell as they dig deeper into the darker, more diabolical side of death metal.

In short, where the previous album, The Outer Ones (2018), jettisoned REVOCATION into the horrific maw of the cosmos, Netherheaven bores deftly through the nine rings of Hell to directly confront Lucifer and his multitudinous faces.

Preview and purchase Netherheaven at metalblade.com/revocation.

http://www.revocationband.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

CRUEL FORCE – Signs With Shadow Kingdom Records, Prepares Comeback Album And Reissues Of Back Catalog

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Shadow Kingdom Records announces the signing of Cruel Force. The first fruit of this union shall be the band’s highly anticipated third album, which will see release next year. Additionally, reissues of the band’s cult two albums, 2010’s The Rise of Satanic Might and 2011’s Under the Sign of the Moon, will follow on Shadow Kingdom on all formats.

Truest of the true, Germany’s Cruel Force burst onto the scene in 2008 with the Into the Crypts… demo. While many have tried to emulate the ancient German (black)thrash sound, Cruel Force brimmed with an authenticity that could not be denied, as well as songwriting that added to that noble tradition rather than lazily picking at its corpse. Their two successive albums, 2010’s The Rise of Satanic Might and 2011’s Under the Sign of the Moon, made Cruel Force a certifiably CULT name in the international metal underground. Sadly, the band fell into a hiatus following that second album, but now are reinvigorated with the comeback 7″ EP Across the Styx and are ready to make up for lost time with their imminent new album with Shadow Kingdom.

Check out their latest single to give you a taste of what’s to come with the new album:

CRUEL FORCE – “Across The Styx” (Official Video)

A statement from the band as follows: “Today, we would like to announce that we have signed a deal with Shadow Kingdom Records for the release of our third album and for the re-release of our first two records. Signing with an American label was the right choice for us since we know that a big part of our fanbase is situated on the other side of the Atlantic, and we know that it was always a problem for you to get a hold of our releases, now even more than ever with the increase of postage costs. This way, we hope that access will get easier and more affordable for you folks.”

Concluding, the band says, “As for Europe and Germany in particular, everything will also be readily available through Shadow Kingdom‘s extensive distribution network and through our own BigCartel shop. We feel that this is the best decision for the band and the fans, and we are looking forward to spread the metallic mayhem through Shadow Kingdom Records in the future! 

Further news about Cruel Force‘s third album will be announced in time.

Source: Shadow Kingdom Records

MEGADETH – Will Perform At Wacken Open Air 2023

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

From MEGADETH newsletter:

We are thrilled to be the first band announced for Wacken Open Air 2023! Excited to take part in this legendary festival once again. See you next year!!

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

MISFIRE – Chicago Thrash Trio To Support Warbringer On US Tour This September – “Sympathy For The Ignorant” Debut Out Now On MNRK Heavy

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

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Chicago-based thrash trio MISFIRE will support Warbringer on their upcoming US run of live dates! The Unraveling Tour begins September 13th in Fresno, California and runs through October 1st in West Hollywood, California. Additional support will be provided by Heathen, making it one thrash tour not to be missed!

Comments MISFIRE drummer James Nicademus, “We are proud and honored to be welcomed as a part of the US Unraveling tour with our friends Warbringer and thrash metal legends Heathen. See you all soon!”

Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.

MISFIRE w/ Warbringer, Heathen:
9/13/2022 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
9/14/2022 The Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
9/15/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA
9/16/2022 Mano Oculta PDX – Portland, OR
9/17/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/18/2022 The Shredder – Boise, ID
9/19/2022 HQ – Denver, CO
9/21/2022 1867 Bar – Lincoln, NE
9/22/2022 89th St. Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
9/23/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
9/24/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
9/25/2022 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
9/26/2022 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
9/27/2022 Last Exit Live – Phoenix, AZ
9/28/2022 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/29/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/30/2022 Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
10/1/2022 Whisky-A-Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA

MISFIRE will be touring in support of Sympathy For The Ignorant, their ferocious debut full-length released through MNRK Heavy earlier this year. Conjuring old-school flavored thrash metal devastation with the kind of bombastic firepower that could wake the dead, MISFIRE creates more of a racket than bands twice their size, unleashing song after song of unrelenting savagery. It’s music that could have arrived in the thrash golden age of 1986, when bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Dark Angel, and Sodom delivered crucial records. And yet MISFIRE is forward-thinking, injecting modern metal mastery into their brew for a potent and timeless sound.

Captured in a small studio and engineered by vocalist/bassist Sean Coogan, MISFIRE’s Sympathy For The Ignorant is free from click-tracks and other unnecessary frills, projecting the purity of what three musicians raised on Pantera and the Big 4 sound like in a room together. The record is heavy, brawny, and confident, filled with the kind of earworm thrash metal riffs that sends aspiring players to the guitar store.

Sympathy For The Ignorant is available on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION.

View the band’s previously released videos for “Fractured” HERE, “Red Flag” HERE, and “War Of Mine” HERE.

MISFIRE:
Jay Johnson – vocals/guitar
Sean Coogan – vocals/bass
James Nicademus – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MISFIRE.

Western Canada’s Decibel Breaking Metal Fest LOUD AS HELL Celebrates 10 Years!

Posted in dark metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

w/ AngelMaker, Endast, Neck of The Woods, Carcosa, WAKE and more!

July 29 – July 31 – Drumheller, AB @ Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds

Social Media Hashtag #LAHX

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Canadian extreme music festival LOUD AS HELL will be celebrating 10 years of roaring decibel-breaking metal from July 29th to 31st at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds in Drumheller, AB.

LOUD AS HELL has hosted hundreds of Canadian and international bands annually since the first metal jamboree in 2012 with exception of 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. During its decade of showcasing Canadian and international bands to Alberta metal fans, the festival has grown into a pilgrimage for metalheads from across Canada. Past years have hosted headliners such as Into Eternity, Goatwhore, Battlecross, Fit for An Autopsy, Anciients, Archspire, Unleash The Archers, Striker, KEN mode, Obey The Brave, Protest the Hero among many more.

This year’s 2022 lineup is another special one with headliners Vancouver’s AngelMaker bringing their guttural and brutal beauty to the LAH stage for the first time in support of their latest album “Sanctum” along with LAH alumni Neck of The Woods for the Sunday festivities. The lineup also witnesses the reunion of Montreal metalcore titans Endast along with a rare appearance from Calgary’s prog squad Divinity for the Saturday moshpit. And for the Friday opening night, the venomous deathcore of Vancouver’s Carcosa and Calgary blackened death eaters Plaguebringer will set off the debauchery of extreme proportions.

TICKETS FOR LAH X NOW AVAILABLE at the following link – www.loudashell.ca/tickets

All bands on LAH 2022 can be heard at this festival lineup Spotify playlist – https://spoti.fi/3IGRtv7

LAH will be closely monitoring guidelines and updates from Alberta’s provincial government for Covid protocols.

Loud As Hell 2022 Lineup:

Thursday, July 28
Festival Kick-Off Show at Neighbours’ Corner Pub
All Else Fails
ParamNesia
Crimson Caliber
Whorrify

Friday, July 29
Carcosa
Plaguebringer
The Unending
Juliet Ruin
Witchmayne
Osyron
Snakepit
My Mortal Remains
No More Moments

Saturday, July 30
Endast, Divinity
Immortal Possession
WMD
Syryn
Exterminatus
Ophelia Falling
Tymo
Detherous
Devolver
Flashback
Wthcnvctn
Rising Sun
Silent Line
Call Of The Siren
Moosifix
Lost Nebula

Sunday, July 31
AngelMaker
Neck Of The Woods
Wake
Thunderor
Votov
Tortured Saint
Anarcheon
Forsaken Rite
Kosm
My Hollow
Atavistia
Hyperia
Blackest Sin
Stench Of Death
Honour Bound

More info: LoudAsHell.ca

Source: Asher Media Relations

TOXIK – Release New Single “Creating The Abyss” – Issue Accompanying Lyric Video

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

Guitarist Josh Christian about the song: “This song takes on the concept of wage slavery by using a scene from the Kinross’ Paracatu gold mine in Brazil, one of the largest in the world. Slavery is alive and well, and we wear it around our necks and on our fingers everyday. A brutal syncopated riff adorned with polyphonic and angular harmonies and solos…Toxik strikes again!”

Watch the accompanying lyric video for the song on: https://youtu.be/sTr1qRnyQxo

You can also stream the song here: https://bfan.link/creatingtheabyss-single

“Dis Morta” marks the thrash metal legends’ third full-length album, and picks up where “Think This”, the band’s second album, leaves off. It’s an ambitious album with very little regard for tradition or even expectation – it’s honest and real, and the heaviest TOXIK release yet!

You can pre-order the album as a CD Digipak as well as limited edition vinyl LP in selected online stores – click here » https://lnk.to/dismorta

“Dis Morta” was mixed by Martin Furia, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum / Appelbaum Mastering. The album’s cover artwork was designed by Alcides Burn / Burn Artworks.

The album will be released on August 5, 2022 via Massacre Records.

TOXIK – Dis Morta – CD Digipak

  1. Dis Morta
  2. Feeding Frenzy
  3. The Radical
  4. Power
  5. Hyper Reality
  6. Creating The Abyss
  7. Straight Razor
  8. Chasing Mercury
  9. Devil In The Mirror
  10. Judas

Pre-order » https://lnk.to/dismorta

Videos:

Creating The Abyss (Lyric Video) – https://youtu.be/sTr1qRnyQxo
Power (Lyric Video) – https://youtu.be/TFX8GnZPUEk

Singles (Streaming Links):

Creating The Abyss – https://bfan.link/creatingtheabyss-single
Power – https://bfan.link/power-single

Source: Massacre Records

LONG LIVE TOXIK.

Thrashers TURN COLD To Begin Tour This Friday!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Epic Atlanta-based thrash trio TURN COLD are heading out on their East Coast tour this Friday, July 8th. Bringing their ferocious 2022 EP to the stage, the outfit will be joined by Asheville black thrash maniacs ALL HELL.

Tour Dates:
7/8 West Columbia, SC – Art Bar
7/9 Chapel Hill, NC – The Cave
7/10 Washington, DC – Pie Shop
7/11 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
7/12 Brooklyn, NY – St Vitus
7/13 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
7/14 Richmond, VA – Banditos
7/15 Asheville, NC – Odditorium
7/16 Atlanta, GA – Boggs Social Supply

TURN COLD:
Brett – Guitar
Sten- Vocals
Matt – Drums
Twitch – Bass
Matt – Guitar

TURN COLD have created an exhilarating EP. It may be short with only three tracks, but the quintet have composed each song with such an intricate eye for detail. 2022 EP is an astonishing display of power and precision in a time of turmoil.

Source: C Squared Music

https://www.instagram.com/turnt.cold/

turncold.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE TURN COLD.

TANKARD – German Thrash Legends Reveal “Beerbarians” Video Single; “Pavlov’s Dawgs” Full-Length To See Release September 30th Via Reaper Entertainment + Preorders Available

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Axel Jusseit

Even after four steamy, liver-destroying, gut-stretching decades in the name of heavy metal, there’s no stopping the TANKARD beer crew. Just in time for the celebrations surrounding their fortieth birthday, TANKARD will release their new full-length, Pavlov’s Dawgs, on September 30th. The record marks the band’s remarkable eighteenth album as well as their debut for the new label, Reaper Entertainment.

In advance of the record’s release, today TANKARD reveals first single, “Beerbarians,” proving that even after so many years they’re far from being old hat.

Comments vocalist Gerre: “We’re stoked to release our first single ‘Beerbarians’ — TANKARD-typical humor wrapped in a hard-hitting thrash sound with catchy hooklines. Listening in is mandatory! In this sense: carry the fire!”

View TANKARD’s “Beerbarians” lyric video at THIS LOCATION.

“Beerbarians” is available on all streaming platforms. The matching artwork of the single was created by Cliff Knese.

The taps are polished, the Freibier is flowing, and TANKARD are finally back to what they do best five long years after their last studio album: Thrashing madly, drinking thirstily, and ever so cleverly intertwining metal, humor, and sarcastic social commentary into one big raucous ball of entertainment.

Pavlov’s Dawgs, which was recorded and produced at Gernhard Studio Troisdorf together with producer Martin Buchwalter, will be available on CD, vinyl in various color variants, limited earbook with previously unreleased pictures from the last forty years of TANKARD, and as a limited box set which includes two demos on cassette.

Find all preorders at THIS LOCATION.

Pavlov’s Dawgs Track Listing:

  1. Pavlov’s Dawg
  2. Ex-Fluencer
  3. Beerbarians
  4. Diary Of A Nihilist
  5. Veins Of Terra
  6. Momento
  7. Metal Cash Mashine
  8. Dark Self Intruder
  9. Lockdown Forever
  10. On The Day I Die

http://www.instagram.com/tankard.official

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE TANKARD.

INTENT – Release New Single “Victims of Conquest”

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

High octane thrash outfit INTENT have unleashed “Victims of Conquest”, the first single from their upcoming album Exile. Delivering ludicrous speed, fierce energy and dynamic instrumentation, the new track is a feast of ferocious metal.

The band comments: “We are beyond stoked to present you with this first single from Exile: “Victims of Conquest”. We made sure to crank up the speed, intensity, and political outcry. You know, the way thrash was intended!”

Forming in Arizona in 2015, INTENT underwent line-up changes and spent time developing their sound before heading into the live scene. The outfit soon began opening up for bands like OVERKILL, DRI, and HAVOK to name a few. 2018 saw the release of their debut album Vox Populi, and now in 2022, Exile displays the thrashers’ hard work to cultivate the next era of their sound. Landing on August 26th, 2022, the new album unleashes commanding rhythms and powerful lyrics.

Thundering through the tracks, INTENT‘s immense impact never falters. The thrashers awaken a dark mood that seeps through the instruments and vocals, with a focus on the rhythmic quality of the music. They also unveil a progressive edge across Exile through non-standard time signatures enhancing the chaotic atmosphere of the band’s compositional style.

Exile is a whirlwind of raging thrash metal. INTENT have thrown their all into this thrilling album, it’s a brutal journey that needs to be experienced to be believed.

Listen to “Victims of Conquest” here:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1tA8XvuxyYPqOIEj38UBRC?si=51a6a40a01474fa7

INTENT:
Jeremy Lambert – vocals/guitar
Garrett Loper – drums
Laithan Bellavance – guitar
Patrick Murphy – bass

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE INTENT.

MUNICIPAL WASTE – Summer Atrocity 2022 Tour Begins Today In Syracuse New York!

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

Check out the tour flyer above for the dates, cities and venues! Municipal Waste will be supported by Integrity and bewitcher, except for Summerfest on June 23rd in Milwaukee.

LONG LIVE MUNICIPAL WASTE.

MUNICIPAL WASTE – To Release New Album “Electrified Brain” On July 1st, 2022

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

From: municipalwaste.com

MUNICIPAL WASTE will release the massively-anticipated 7th studio album, Electrified Brain, on July 1st via Nuclear Blast. The shocking cover artwork by James Bousema.

“It’s in the vein of songs like ‘Headbanger Face Rip’ and ‘Wave of Death’,” Tony Foresta notes. “It’s an inspirational song for our fans to cause bodily harm to themselves, but in a loud and healthy way, of course.”

“We’re not writing any love ballads to sell records,” affirms Tony. “We’re just doing what we’ve always done since the band started and that’s try to write loud, fast, and ripping hardcorepunkmetal. We hope you walk away with some bloody ears, blown speakers, pissed off parents, black eyes, and a healthy distrust of authority.”

Recorded in Philadelphia with producer Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Code Orange), “Electrified Brain” is a high-voltage non-stop masterclass of neck-snapping thrash that’d be the ideal soundtrack for high-speed car chases and backyard steel cage matches as witnessed on the new track “Grave Dive.”

“Electrified Brain” Tracklisting:

  1. Electrified Brain
  2. Demoralizer
  3. Last Crawl
  4. Grave Dive
  5. The Bite
  6. High Speed Steel
  7. Thermonuclear Protection
  8. Blood Vessel – Boat Jail
  9. Crank The Heat
  10. Restless and Wicked
  11. Ten Cent Beer Night
  12. Barreled Rage
  13. Putting On Errors
  14. Paranormal Janitor

LONG LIVE MUNICIPAL WASTE.

EXMORTUS – Embark On Headline Tour This July, With HATRIOT and SILVER TALON As Support

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Source: From Exmortus Facebook

LONG LIVE EXMORTUS.

ANVIL – U.S.A. Tour Dates, Cities And Venues Announced!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Anvil US Tour:
6/8 Wed Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
6/9 Thu Detroit, MI @ The Magic Bag
6/10 Fri Cincinnati, OH @ Legends Bar & Venue
6/11 Sat Knoxville, TN @ BrickYard Bar and Grill
6/15 Wed Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
6/17 Fri Virginia Beach, VA @ Vanguard
6/18 Sat Durham, NC @ Pinhook
6/19 Sun Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
6/22 Wed Memphis, TN @ Growlers
6/23 Thu Oklahoma City, OK @ Whisky Nights
6/24 Fri Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea
6/25 Sat Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
6/27 Mon El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
6/28 Tue Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
6/29 Wed Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
6/30 Thu West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

7/1 Fri Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amp
7/2 Sat San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
7/7 Thu Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
7/8 Fri Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
7/9 Sat Reno, NV @ Altururo’s
7/10 Sun Ukiah, CA @ The Thirsty Axe
7/13 Wed Seattle, WA @ Substation
7/14 Thu Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
7/15 Fri Portland, OR @ Dante’s
7/16 Sat Boise, ID @ The Olympic
7/20 Wed Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway
7/22 Fri Wichita, KS @ Barleycorn’s
7/23 Sat Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s Live Music
7/24 Sun Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Lounge
7/28 Thu St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
7/29 Fri Madison, WI @ Crucible
7/30 Sat Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood
7/31 Sun Chicago, IL @ Reggies

Source: AFM Records

LONG LIVE ANVIL.

James LoMenzo Joins Megadeth as Permanent Bass Player

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From MEGADETH newsletter:

Megadeth announce bass player James LoMenzo as a permanent member of the band. LoMenzo was Megadeth’s bass player in the mid-2000s and recently stepped back in as a touring member for The Metal Tour of the Year. LoMenzo now officially rejoins the Megadeth family.

Dave Mustaine adds, “I am thrilled to welcome back James to the Megadeth family. James rejoined the fold as the touring bassist and it’s been a blast having him back, we thought let’s make it permanent.”

James: “I’m so excited to rejoin Megadeth and move forward full steam into the next phase of this iconic band’s history! With Dave, Kiko and Dirk there’s no stopping us! It just feels great to be home again.”

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

TURN COLD – Announce East Coast Tour With ALL HELL And Release New EP

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

Atlanta crossover neanderthals TURN COLD, in conspiracy with Asheville black thrash maniacs ALL HELL, are pleased to announce a summer spectacle of heavy metal madness across the circle pits of the east coast. This July – HELL FREEZES OVER.

Their latest eponymous EP is another unapologetic homage to classic thrash and hardcore. No neck is safe from the weekend bangover.

Listen to the EP: https://turncold.bandcamp.com/album/2022-ep

Tour Dates:
7/8 West Columbia, SC – Art Bar
7/9 Chapel Hill, NC – The Cave
7/10 Washington, DC – Pie Shop
7/11 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
7/12 Brooklyn, NY – St Vitus
7/13 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
7/14 Richmond, VA – Banditos
7/15 Asheville, NC – Odditorium
7/16 Atlanta, GA – Boggs Social Supply

Atlanta Based TURN COLD:
Brett – Guitar
Sten- Vocals
Matt – Drums
Twitch – Bass
Matt – Guitar

TURN COLD:
https://www.instagram.com/turnt.cold/

ALL HELL:
https://www.facebook.com/allhellband
https://www.instagram.com/allhellband/
https://allhell.bandcamp.com

Source: C Squared Music

ONSLAUGHT – TO BE INDUCTED INTO METAL HALL OF FAME AT MARYLAND DEATHFEST 2022!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Clifton, NJ, May 2022 – British Thrash Metal pioneers Onslaught will be Inducted into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame, during their on-stage performance at Maryland Deathfest, May 28, 2022.

Now celebrating their 40th year, U.K Thrash legends Onslaught are one of the most ferocious, explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80’s (Power From Hell / The Force / In Search of Sanity) the band marked its path to become a major influence for many metal generations to follow.

Since reforming in 2005 the band have performed countless shows in no less than 70 different countries across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the metal scene today. Onslaught also have the enviable kudos of being the first International thrash band to perform in Vietnam and Lebanon respectively.

5 critically acclaimed albums were released between 2007 & 2015 – Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI / Live at the Slaughterhouse – with millions of streams between them. Onslaught have taken their sound to a whole new level of brutality with the release of the latest opus Generation Antichrist in August 2020. The album charted successfully in the USA, the UK, Europe and Asia.

Produced by Grammy award winning Engineer Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah / In Flames / Behemoth) Generation Antichrist gathered huge international acclaim, with many renowned rock and metal pundits declaring it the album of the year.

“We are excited to Induct British thrash metal pioneers Onslaught into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame during their performance on stage at Maryland Deathfest,” says Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “Thrash Metal is a crucial part of the entire spectrum of Heavy Metal, and also a huge foundation for the Metal Hall of Fame. We are very proud to have Onslaught represent this genre that we all love so much.”

About the Metal Hall of Fame
The Metal Hall of Fame is a volunteer non-profit organization that enshrines forever, those Legendary musicians, artists, and music industry executives who are responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Gala every January.

The Metal Hall of Fame is a Volunteer Organization, and part of the 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). Numerous Celebrities, Law Enforcement Agencies, Sports Stars, Doctors, School Systems, and Veterans Hospitals join with D.A.D. to bring music programs to help special needs children and wounded veterans in community centers and health facilities throughout the United States. 100% of the profits from all D.A.D. and Metal Hall of Fame events are dedicated to this great cause.

The Metal Hall of Fame Voting Process is derived by fans of all genres of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, along with the Metal Hall of Fame voting committee. Fans cast their vote all year round for their favorite artists, bands, producers, and industry executives via the Metal Hall of Fame website at www.metalhalloffame.org.

Source: AFM Records

LONG LIVE ONSLAUGHT.

LONG LIVE THE METAL HALL OF FAME.

VIO-LENCE – Bay Area Thrash Icons To Kick Off US Spring Tour With Coroner And Exciter

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Gene Ambo

Bay Area thrash icons VIOLENCE are readying to kick off a stretch of live shows this weekend with Swiss thrash legends, Coroner. The journey begins May 21st with a pair of shows at Reggies in Chicago. Exciter and Lich King join the run for some select shows leading up to VIOLENCE’s performance at Maryland Deathfest. In June, the band will play a trio of shows in Oakland, Seattle, and Portland. In August, VIOLENCE will perform in San Diego and Los Angeles before pillaging the stage at this year’s edition of Psycho Las Vegas! See all confirmed dates below.

VIOLENCE:
5/21/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Coroner
5/22/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Coroner
5/24/2022 Middle East – Boston, MA w/ Coroner, Exciter, Lich King
5/25/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Coroner, Exciter, Lich King
5/26/2022 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY w/ Coroner, Exciter, Lich King
5/27/2022 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD
6/05/2022 Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland
6/10/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
6/11/2022 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
8/16/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
8/17/2022 Catch One – Los Angeles, CA
8/19/2022 Psycho Las Vegas @ Resorts World – Las Vegas, NV

An integral part of the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal scene was, and still is, the quintet known as VIOLENCE. Formed in 1985, they entered that scene with the intentions of being the most aggressive band that scene had to offer, always delivering a devastating live show complete with vicious mosh pits and constant stage diving by their faithful following, and a nonstop dose of adrenaline delivered by the band. Even though they had not performed since 2003, their frantic style of thrash metal still appeals to metalheads globally. Now they’re reformed and back with their intense live performance and their frantic music.

Joining original members Perry Strickland (drums), Sean Killian (vocals) and Phil Demmel (guitars) are legendary artists Bobby Gustafson (guitars) and Christian Olde Wolbers (bass), creating a formidable five-some ready to take the world by the throat.

The band recently issued their Let The World Burn EP via Metal Blade Records. The five-song EP showcases the band’s first new material in twenty-nine years and fully delivers on the classic VIOLENCE sound. “That came very naturally,” states founding guitarist Phil Demmel. “I hadn’t written a lot of thrash in the past seventeen years or so but being the main songwriter for the band over the years I wanted that sound, I wanted that mid-‘80s raw thing, but I also wanted to capture our signature notes and structures and stuff like that.”

Elaborates vocalist Sean Killian, “Each song has its own individual sound, they are all very thrash metal, there are grinding riffs, technical riffs, and plenty of speed. The lyrics are written freely with no restrictions and without compromise while the vocal patterns are typically unusual and delivered with a multitude of emotions.”

Let The World Burn was tracked in Trident Studios in Pacheco, California by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Exodus), mixed by Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity, Heaven Shall Burn), and mastered by Ted Jensen (Alice In Chains, Death Angel) with Demmel tracking his solos at home.

Preview and purchase Let The World BurnHERE.

VIOLENCE:
Sean Killian – vocals
Perry Strickland – drums
Phil Demmel – guitars
Bobby Gustafson – guitars
Christian Olde Wolbers – bass

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.instagram.com/vio_lence_band

http://www.metalblade.com

LONG LIVE VIO-LENCE.

HATRIOT – Issue Lyric Video For New Single “Hymn For The Wicked”

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

US thrashers HATRIOT have released “Hymn For The Wicked”, the first single from their upcoming album “The Vale Of Shadows” today!

Watch the accompanying lyric video on https://youtu.be/ILdtx99k0jg

Listen to the single here » https://bfan.link/hymn-for-the-wicked-single

“The Vale Of Shadows” is the 4th studio album of the band, and will be released on July 22, 2022 via Massacre Records.

It’s already available to pre-order here: https://lnk.to/thevaleofshadows

The album will be available as CD Digipak, limited edition vinyl LP as well as in digital formats.

HATRIOT‘s new album “The Vale Of Shadows” covers topics such as personal growth, pent-up aggression, the Black Plague, serial killers, and a disturbing dark world.

HATRIOT – The Vale Of Shadows
CD Digipak:

  1. Horns & Halos
  2. The Hate Inside
  3. Forceful Balance
  4. Verminous And Vile
  5. Clemency Denied
  6. The Twenty Fifth Hour
  7. Only Red Remains
  8. Mark Of The Tyrant
  9. Vale Of Shadows
  10. Murderous Tranquility
  11. Hymn For The Wicked

On-Line:
https://www.facebook.com/hatriot

Source: Massacre Records

LONG LIVE HATRIOT.

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