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ADVERSOR – Italian Thrashers Unveil Details Of New Album “Portrait Of A Wasteland”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Italy’s ADVERSOR will release their new studio album “Portrait Of A Wasteland” February 24th 2023 via Time To Kill Records, today unveiling the record’s cover art, track listing and stunning first single.

Watch ADVERSOR‘s “Outcast” HERE.

Portrait Of A Wasteland” represents a journey through some of the darkest moments a person can ever experience: suffering, anxiety, grief, frustration, barren dreams, denied future without forgetting a ferocious critic to a rotten society, clearly drowning into a spiral of extremisms. Ten raging tracks of pure metal that define a new chapter for the band, displaying a more mature sound mixing Thrash, Death, Black and classic Heavy. Vitriolic lyrics, razor-sharp riffs, neckwrecking parts are what “Portrait Of A Wasteland” is made of.

Tracklist:

  1. Purifying Hate
  2. Outcast
  3. Throwback To Darkness
  4. Les Miserables
  5. Entangled
  6. Seven Years
  7. Under Siege
  8. Greed
  9. Samsara
  10. Portrait Of A Wasteland

Preorder:

https://bfan.link/adversor-portrait-of-a-wasteland

https://adversorthrash.bandcamp.com/album/portrait-of-a-wasteland

https://timetokillrecords.bigcartel.com/product/adversor-portrait-of-a-wasteland-cd-jewel-case

Formed in 2015, ADVERSOR released a demo and two full-length albums, “Rise to Survive” and “The End of Mankind”, in quick succession. Both records allowed them to play everywhere in Italy and Europe alongside acts such as Exciter, Protector, Nifelheim, Gama Bomb and many others.

Discography:

Beware of the Soothsayer (demo) – 2016
Rise to Survive – 2016
The End of Mankind – 2018

Line-up:

Dado – Vocals/Guitar
Phil – Guitar
Ale – Bass
Ja – Drums

Source: Anubi Press

HATRIOT – Announce US Tour In February & March With KINGS OF THRASH

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Hatriot On Tour with Kings Of Thrash “The MEGA Years” featuring Dave Ellefson and Jeff Young!

List of dates below!
2/16 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
2/17 — Minneapolis, MN — Varsity Theater
2/19 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre
2/20 — Indianapolis, IN — The Vogue
2/21 — Columbia, MO — Blue Note
2/22 — Columbus, OH — King Of Clubs
2/24 — Flint, MI — The Machine Shop
2/25 — Cincinnati, OH — Legends Bar And Venue
2/27 — Cleveland, OH — Beachland Ballroom And Tavern
2/28 — Warrendale, PA — Jergels
3/1 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
3/3 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance
3/4 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
3/5 — Harrisburg, PA — Midtown Arts Center
3/7 — Ardmore, PA — Ardmore Music Hall
3/8 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
3/10 — Charlottesville, VA — Jefferson Theatre
3/11 — Greensboro, NC — Hangar 1819
3/12 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
3/14 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm
3/15 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Hell)

HATRIOT:
Cody Souza – Lead Vocals, Bass
Kosta Varvatakis – Lead Guitar
Kevin Paterson – Vocals, Guitar
Nick Souza – Drums

HATRIOT DISCOGRAPHY:
2013 Heroes Of Origin
2014 Dawn Of The New Centurion
2019 From Days Unto Darkness
2022 The Vale Of Shadows

Source: Massacre Records

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Posted in classic rock, Death Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

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ADVERSOR – Italian Thrashers Sign To Time To Kill Records

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

Time To Kill Records is happy to announce that they have signed Italian thrashers ADVERSOR.

The band is putting the finishing touches on the new album “Portrait Of A Wasteland”, which will be released sometime in 2023.

Formed in 2015, ADVERSOR released a demo and two full-length albums, “Rise to Survive” and “The End of Mankind”, in quick succession: both records allowed them to play everywhere in Italy and Europe alongside acts such as Exciter, Protector, Nifelheim, Gama Bomb and many others.

Stay tuned to Time To Kill Records and the band’s socials for more details on the upcoming release and other activities in 2023.

Discography:

Beware of the Soothsayer (demo) – 2016
Rise to Survive – 2016
The End of Mankind – 2018

Line up:

Dado – Vocals/Guitar
Phil – Guitar
Ale – Bass
Ja – Drums

ADVERSOR Online:

https://adversorthrash.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/adversorthrash/

Time To Kill Records

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

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

https://www.timetokill-records.com/

Metal Odyssey’s Top Ten Metal Albums Of 2022

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

2022 proved to be another stellar year for Metal album releases. I’ve paired down my list to the 10 Metal albums that bestowed upon my Metal soul the best of Metal euphoria. What are your favorite Metal albums of 2022?

It’s never a perfect science in making a “best of” list and my deliberations are genuinely thought out over and over. I thank each band below for their incredible Metal creations. Feel free to comment! Happy Holidays and… Metal Be Thy Name! -Stone

1. DARKTHRONE – Astral Fortress
2. QUEENSRYCHE – Digital Noise Alliance
3. STRYPER – The Final Battle
4. CORPSEGRINDER – S/T
5. VENOM INC. – There’s Only Black
6. INCITE – Wake Up Dead
7. GOATWHORE – Angels Hung From the Arches of Heaven
8. HAMMERFALL – Hammer Of Dawn
9. IRON KINGDOM – The Blood Of Creation
10. DEMIRICOUS – III: Chaotic Lethal

Desert Thrashers SCARS OF ATROPHY Kick The Mosh Pit Wide Open w/ New Music Video “Nations Divide”

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

Tucson, AZ thrashers Scars of Atrophy, formerly known in the 80s as Atrophy on Roadrunner Records, rebranded their lineup in 2020 and recently unleashed their return to the mosh pit with the new EP “Nations Divide” in June 2022, 30-plus years after the release of their last full-length 1990’s “Violent By Nature”. The band approached this comeback EP as both the entertainers and the audience. They love the thrash metal genre and for them, there is nothing better than watching a huge mosh pit break out while playing on stage.

The EP has also garnered praise with comments such as “honestly this EP is easily the winner for the best thrash metal material in 2022” – Encomium Zine and “Breakneck speed and crushing mid-tempo are balanced, so that fans of EXODUS, VIO-LENCE and TESTAMENT definitely get their money’s worth.” – Twilight Mag.

Closing the chapter for their breakthrough return that saw them touring the country and sharing the stage with bands such as Exhorder, W.O.R. plus a performance on Dimestock (Watertown, WI), Scars of Atrophy is sharing with fans their latest music video for the “Nations Divide” title track, which features clips from this year’s shows and insane mosh pits.

Watch the video via its premiere on Metal-Rules HERE.

Track Listing:
1. Cross Contamination – 3:44
2. DSM-6 – 4:05
3. Smoke Screen – 3:55
4. Nations Divide –3:24
EP Length 15:08

Scars of Atrophy are currently working on their follow-up record for 2023, the band comments:

Our yet-to-be-titled forthcoming album still needs tweaking and a hint of flavoring here and there and will be a greater representation of our EP ‘Nations Divide”. All songs on the EP will be on the album as well. Musically, the songs are all hard-hitting with our signature tempo and riffage. Definitely an aggressive approach with the thunderous double bass of veteran thrash drummer, Tim Kelly. The album will also have new tracks, Purge, Burn the Veil, and A Trophy Kill, which are currently being played live.”

Scars of Atrophy is recommended for fans of Testament, Exodus, and Slayer.

The EP “Nations Divide” was released on June 22, 2022, and is available on Scarsofatrophy.com/merch, Spotify, Apple Music

Music Video – DSM-6 – https://youtu.be/7TnkimdT0vo

Scars of Atrophy:
Drums – Tim Kelly
Guitar – Bobby Stein
Guitar – David Ruiz
Bass Guitar – Scott Heller
Vocals – Mike Niggl

EP Recording Credits:
All songs performed by Scars of Atrophy
All songs written by Robert Stein Tim Kelly Scott Heller
Produced by Scars of Atrophy
Mixed by John Gianni
Album Artwork by Gabriel T. Byrne

Discography:
1987 – Chemical Dependency – Atrophy
1988 – Socialized Hate – Atrophy
1990 – Violent By Nature – Atrophy
2017 – song Riptide – Atrophy
2022 – Nations Divide – Scars Of Atrophy

https://scarsofatrophy.com

Source: Asher Media Relations

Hyperspace MetalFest (Vancouver, BC) Announces 2023 Full Lineup w/ More Bands Added! Riot City, Paladin, Immortal Guardian, Celestial Wizard

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

HMF Lineup Spotify Playlist – https://spoti.fi/3MpKpW6

Canada’s premier melodic and power metal festival HYPERSPACE is proud to announce its full lineup for its 2023 edition being held on April 13-15 in Vancouver, BC at The Fox Cabaret and Rickshaw Theatre.

Joining the final lineup is Calgary’s speed demons Riot City, Atlanta power thrashers Paladin, power prog saviours Immortal Guardian, Denver fantasy heroes Celestial Wizard along with locals, epic metallers Atavistia, and one-man instrumentalist Zack Brannon.

EXMORTUS

The lineup also features previously announced headliners California melo-death warriors EXMORTUS, Edmonton Juno Award winners, and heavy metal champions STRIKER along with HMF alumni JUDICATOR and LORDS OF THE TRIDENT among many more for the three-night event. (festival day-by-day schedule listed below).

Unfortunately, Odinfist and Hrom have had to pull out of HMF4. There will be plans to welcome them again in future years.

Festival organizer Joey Hockin of Journeyman Productions adds:

“We’re excited to have our 2023 lineup complete. This fourth year of the fest is going to be another great gathering of metal’s best and upcoming power and prog-influenced bands. We look forward to seeing everyone making the trek to Vancouver this April.”

Tickets are on sale at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hyperspace-metal-festival-iv-tickets-322242725667

Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/784033792568691/

Hyperspace Metal Festival 2023 Lineup:

Thursday, April 13th (Fox Cabaret)
Riot City
Greyhawk
Atavistia
Medevil
Hyloxalus
Zack Brannon

Friday, April 14th (Fox Cabaret)
Striker
Traveler
Celestial Wizard
Thousand Arrows

Saturday, April 15th (Rickshaw Theatre)
Exmortus
Judicator
Lords Of The Trident
Paladin
Immortal Guardian
Lutharo
Hyperia

JUDICATOR

Over the three editions of Hyperspace Metal Festival, bands from all over the world have come to play power, prog, melodic death, and speed metal on the Canadian West Coast. The festival has presented lineups that have included performances by Into Eternity, Witherfall, Planeswalker, Iron Kingdom, Helion Prime, Ravenous, Crimson Shadows, West of Hell, Judicator, Odinfist, Tanagra, Scythia, Greyhawk, The Order of Chaos, Red Cain, and many more.

To follow updates for Hyperspace Metal Festival 2023, please visit the following links:
Facebook.com/HyperspaceMetalFestival
Instagram.com/HyperspaceMetalFestival

Source: Asher Media Relations

Canadian Extreme Thrashers KORROSIVE Unleash Live Video From Full Set Supporting EXCITER

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

L-R: Korrosive Lineup | Carlos Rodriguez (Bass) | Kaveh Afshar (Drums) | Rad Zarei (Vocals) | Jack Neila (Guitar) | Derek Solomos (Guitar)
Photo Credit – Michael Jari Davidson

New Album “Toxic Apokalypse” Out Now! via CDN Records

CD + Cassette & Vinyl Coming 2023

This past July in Toronto, ON at The Rockpile, Canadian thrashers Korrosive were opening support for legendary speed metal maniacs Exciter. During this epic show night, the band took the opportunity to capture the whole live experience for their fans. There were no corrections, overdubs, or tweaks made to the video. It is Korrosive being pure, raw, and unfiltered.

The band adds about the video:

“We like to thank our guitarist Jack Neila for directing and editing the video. He used five cameras to capture the whole show in glorious 4K, complete with stage diving, windmilling, and a massive wall-of-death. We like to also thank Jake Disman for recording the audio directly from the soundboard, and our producer Ben Erikson (he did both our albums) for the mix. The sound is crisp, clear, and heavy. Enjoy the headbanging!”

Watch the full set at https://youtu.be/-kM4XcuFrfU

Korrosive recently released their latest album “Toxic Apokalypse” via CDN Records (digital and CD) along with vinyl and cassette coming in 2023 (release date to be determined).

The new album is an aural brute-de-force of eight tracks ready to blitz the moshpit. Even though each song on the album is quite different in a way from the others, it’s all uniquely Korrosive. Songs deal with topics of science fiction, armageddon, and “what if” scenarios. For each track on the record, the band pushes them to new levels of velocity and extremity, from ‘Fatal Strike’, which has a ton of blast beats and solos, yet is still unmistakably thrash, to ‘Radioaktive Scourge’, filled with pure aggression, unlike anything they’ve released before. From its speed, the lyrics, and the sheer intensity, this song may be the shortest track on the record, but makes the largest impact and it’s over before you know it. And also strongly recommended is ‘Hail the Hellfire’, perhaps the band’s anthem to the entire “Toxic Apokalypse” album. Written as a reflection of the period when the full-length was being composed, this track discusses the brutality of war and the end result of each and every individual involved in its cause, regardless of side.

Recommended for fans of Sodom, Kreator, Death, and Sepultura, Korrosive is high-octane thrash that melds elements from extreme metal such as death and grind.

“Toxic Apokalypse” was produced by Ben Erikson with mastering done by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Kreator, Cro-Mags, Municipal Waste, Soulfly). The album artwork was created by the infamous Ed Repka (Dark Angel, Death, Hirax, Megadeth, Suicidal Angels, Venom).

Music Video – Fatal Strike – https://youtu.be/9Y-wVSBgRT4 or below:

Lyric Video – Radioaktive Scourge – https://youtu.be/9YZc6iJwsLM or below:

Digital – Korrosivemetal.bandcamp.comSpotify

CD – https://cdnrecords.com/shop/korrosive-toxic-apokalypse/

Track Listing:

  1. Into Nekropolis 05:28
  2. Radioaktive Scourge 01:48
  3. The Goddamned 04:47
  4. Fatal Strike 03:28
  5. Libertad y Muerte 05:15
  6. Infernal Onslaught 05:10
  7. Hail the Hellfire 04:20
  8. Karnage Incarnate 07:39
    Album Length (37:55)

Album Credits:
• All songs performed by: Korrosive
• All songs written by: Korrosive
• Produced by: Ben Erikson
• Mixed by: Ben Erikson
• Mastered by: Arthur Rizk
• Album Artwork by: Ed Repka
• Music is Canadian Content (MAPL)

Album and Live Band Lineup:
Rad Zarei – Vocals
Jack Neila – Guitars
Kaveh Afshar – Drums
Derek Solomos – Guitars
Carlos Rodriguez – Bass

Source: Asher Media Relations

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Returns For 2023

Posted in Black Metal, death grind, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal festivals, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Wacken Metal Battle Canada announces its return in 2023 to cities across the country. Hosting battles from coast to coast since 2013, Wacken Metal Battle Canadaselects one unsigned Canadian band to perform on one of the world’s most prestigious stages and largest metal festival Wacken Open Air, with over 80,000 people in attendance, held in Wacken, Germany for over 30 years.

WMBC has been on pause since 2019, due to the Covid pandemic, and has hosted battles across Canada from 2013 until 2019, with one skip year in 2017.

Previous winners have been The Slyde(Toronto, ON – 2019), Centuries of Decay(Toronto, ON – 2018), Profaner (Hamilton, ON – 2016), Vesperia (Toronto, ON – 2015), Mutank (Montreal, QC – 2014), Crimson Shadows (Toronto, ON – 2013).

Wacken Metal Battle Canada Trailer – https://youtu.be/b55Fh5Vo64k

Independent Canadian bands interested in participating can apply at https://metalbattle.ca/apply.html

Band submissions will open on November 29th at 6 AM PST and close on December 19th at 11:59 PM PST.

Battles will be hosted in the following cities:

Vancouver, BC, Edmonton, AB, Calgary, AB, Toronto, ON, Hamilton, ON, Ottawa, ON, Montreal, QC, and Quebec City, QC.

All bands will be performing in front of experienced music industry professionals who will be making judgments at each qualifying round based on various categories of professionalism and musicianship.

The National Final will be hosted in Toronto, ON in May 2023 (full date to be determined).

WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia adds:

“Very stoked to be getting this going again after a long 3-year break. Our team is back together and excitement is in the air. Really curious to know what bands have been up to during this time, which new bands have formed, I know there are some hidden gems out there and hope to see them emerge for the Metal Battle.”

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is part of an international competition that sees bands from across the country battle each other for the chance of winning their spot among 29 other countries’ champions, and represent Canada in an international battle of the bands at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival: Wacken Open Air. The battles have been hosted at the festival for over a decade giving independent bands the opportunity to showcase their talents to an international audience along with the chance to win multiple prizes.

How it works:
Participating cities will host qualifying rounds plus a city final organized by a local city concert promoter where one band will move forward to the Canadian national final (date and city to be determined). The winner of the national final will move on to perform at the Wacken Open Air 2023 and compete against the winners of 29 other countries in a final global battle. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry representatives.

Rules for participation: https://metalbattle.ca/rules.html

Links:
Metal-Battle.com
MetalBattle.ca
Facebook.com/MetalBattleCanada
Twitter.com/MetalBattleCan
Instagram.com/MetalBattleCan

Source: Asher Media Relations

HELLEVATE – “Purpose is Cruelty” EP Releases On January 14, 2023

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Kansas City thrashers HELLEVATE will kick off 2023 with the release of The Purpose is Cruelty. The band’s newest EP features five aggressive tracks of classic speed/thrash metal with a modern attack. A violent hybrid of East Coast and Bay Area thrash, The Purpose of Cruelty shows why HELLEVATE has been called “a new hope for thrash” (All Around Metal).

Playing melodic thrash metal with a mixture of extreme and power metal thrown in to keep listeners on their toes, HELLEVATE draws from across the spectrum of sounds to forge the most potent of heavy metal. The band was formed in the late 2000s by guitarist Dan Whitmer, and while it has experienced several lineup changes, the band has found its superior form with the addition of Zack Burke, Joshua Cole, RJ Whitmer, and new singer Robert Browne.

HELLEVATE’s debut was released in 2012 and was followed up in 2014 with the EP Kill Confirmed and the album Weapons Against Their Will in 2016. Singles “Last of the Fell” and “Krampusnacht” were released in 2018 and 2019, respectively. The band’s new EP, The Purpose Is Cruelty, is the culmination of the work the band has put in up to this point. Packed with riffs across a spectrum of sounds and the razor-sharp vocals of Robert, HELLEVATE seeks to make a statement with the release.

The band has established itself by sharing the bill with many nationally touring bands, including Exodus, Kreator, Accept, Overkill, Destruction, Ghoul, Venom Inc., and Danzig, just to name a few. With a great lineup and a bright future ahead of them, HELLEVATE continues to grow as a musical force in the metal world and intends to dominate and annihilate for many years to come.

The Purpose is Cruelty will be out on January 14, 2023.

Tracklist:
The Purpose is Cruelty
Dagon
Buried Under Mistakes
Die or Be Killed
(No) Further Action is Required

https://hellevate.bandcamp.com/

Source: ClawHammer PR

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.

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/

Prepare For A Doomsday Thrash Attack With GAMERRA’s “Couillon Death Squad”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, thrash metal news with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

L-R – Reece Benoit (Rhythm Guitar), Jacob Broussard (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Jake Meche (Lead Vocals) Photo Credit: Tyson Pate of CobraTai Photography

Like a bat out of hell, thrash attack Gamerrai is coming at you hard and fast from Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Their sound can be summed up as if Ghoul were written by doomsday preppers hopped up on PCP that listen to too much Revocation. They have a shiny new EP out that will scratch your thrash itch by filling your ears with tight riffs and speedy solos. “Couillon Death Squad” provides a twenty-minute thrash ride over three tracks that expand on the lore of the band. They explain the release:

“Over the years we have gotten a lot more intense and progressive musically and the vocal patterns and lyrics have gotten considerably more mature (not in content, but in quality). We’re pretty far forward from the sound people heard on “Detached from Reality” (2019). We hope that people will enjoy “Couillon Death Squad”. It is a big step up from our previously released material and we’re sure people will notice the difference.”

The EP features a varied collection of music, the first song and the last are polar opposites of each other. The opener “Couillon Death Squad” is fast and furious with a slower section in the middle and has a short runtime; the closer “Sugar Mill Headhunt” is slower, chunkier, and spaced out with a speedy section in the middle and a long runtime. The middle song “H.O.A.” has a Havok vibe to it, a good jam song for the classic thrash fans to sink their teeth into with a deadly solo. Gamerra definitely put a focus on holding the listener’s interest on this one.

“Couillon Death Squad” was produced by lead guitarist/vocalist Jacob Broussard and lead vocalist Jake Meche; it was mixed by Broussard, Meche, and guitarist Reece Benoit and mastered by Broussard. The EP art was done by Splezz.

Fast, weird, fun, and heavy, “Couillon Death Squad” is classic thrash suitable for any maniacs, especially those who enjoy Exodus, Death, and Warbringer.

EP Stream via TheCirclePit – https://youtu.be/AG7vPN67icY

The EP is available as of October 28th on all digital platforms – https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/gamerra/couillon-death-squad

Track Listing:
1. Couillon Death Squad (4:00)
2. H.O.A. (6:25)
3: Sugar Mill Headhunt (9:41)
EP Length: 20:06

Discography:
2022 – Couillon Death Squad- EP (October)
2022 – REDO- EP (May)
2021 – Demo 2021 – Demo
2019 – Detached from Reality – LP
2017 – Gnarlymetalextreme – Demo

Source: Asher Media Relations

NARCOTIC WASTELAND (ex-Nile) – Emotionally Charged New Single “The Best Times Have Passed” Streaming Now!

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

Photo Credit – Kenji Tsunami of Tsunami Films

Dallas Toler-Wade, was a long-standing 18-year member of the brilliantly Egyptian-themed metal band, Nile, where he composed the music for hit songs such as, “Execration Text”, “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld”, and “Lashed to the Slave Stick”. Toler-Wade was also featured in Guitar World magazine alongside founding member and guitarist/vox/songwriter Karl Sanders. With his new band Narcotic Wasteland, he is pleased to announce the second single “The Best Times Have Passed” off the yet-to-be-titled new album coming in 2023.

Toler-Wade comments on the single:

When I was writing it I was at another big turning point in my life. I was feeling my own mortality. I was feeling beat down. As with me, I still manage to find good things within it all and pull myself out of it time and time again. I think we can all relate to the fact that that it’s not forever and we better make the best of things while we can.”

Listen to “The Best Times Have Passed” https://linktr.ee/narcoticwasteland

They expect good reception for the upcoming single, as a band, they have grown majorly and they sound focused, and mature through their writing, recording, and performing. They have released two albums, 2014’s self-titled and 2017’s “Delirium Tremens” with their third record due out in 2023.

Dallas worked once again with drummer, engineer, producer Erik Schultek, who is no stranger to the band having recorded drums, engineered and produced the debut album.

Inspired mostly by thrash metal and classic heavy metal, Narcotic Wasteland is becoming more thrash and speed and less death metal and getting better at writing material that is meaningful and powerful. They are recommended for fans of Vader, The Crown, and Nile.

Listen to “The Best Times Have Passed” https://linktr.ee/narcoticwasteland

In additional news, Narcotic Wasteland is currently hitting the road for USA tour dates supporting German heavy metal legends ACCEPT, during October (dates listed below). Those who attend will get to experience the full onslaught of Narcotic Wasteland. Always well rehearsed, they deliver a tight performance including dual guitars. From harmonies to counterpart melodies it gives the band some of that traditional metal style. They are also not afraid to challenge the audience with an array of styles from whiplash-inducing fast metal to infectious arena metal.

Tour Promo Video – https://youtu.be/XeakgV7BY60

Previous single “Morality and the Wasp”can be heard at https://youtu.be/fXThLKTP-xI

Tour Poster credit- Andrea Roberts of Ashley Talent International

Remaining Tour Dates:

10/21/2022 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall *NW Only
10/22/2022 Brooklyn, NY – Lucky 13 Saloon *NW ONLY
10/24/2022 Wallingford, CT – Cherry St. Station *NW ONLY
10/25/2022 NYC – The Gramercy Theatre
10/26/2022 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
10/27/2022 Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
10/29/2022 Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs

Source: Asher Media Relations

https://www.narcoticwasteland.com

https://twitter.com/Narco_Wasteland

https://www.instagram.com/narcoticwastelandofficial

RAVEN To Support METALLICA On Special Zazula Tribute Show November 6th + Additional Dates Added To Wiped Out 40th Anniversary Tour Currently Underway

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, thrash legends with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Magalie Aspeele

Heavy metal/speed metal veterans will serve as special guests to Metallica during a special concert paying tribute to the lives of Jon and Marsha Zazula. The performance will take place Sunday, November 6th at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

As founders of Megaforce Records, the Zazulas are widely credited for discovering and launching the careers of many of heavy metal’s most ground-breaking, influential, and now legendary artists. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated in Jon and Marsha’s name to MusiCares, a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs to musicians and industry professionals.

RAVEN is currently amid their Wiped Out 40th anniversary tour, treating their fans by playing the iconic album in full during each show. Support is being provide by Riot Act, the band formed by former Riot guitarist Rick Ventura, performing a Riot repertoire from their classic 1977-1982 era. See all confirmed dates below.

Additionally, RAVEN are also finalizing their next studio album, which will be their first for Silver Lining Music, with details to be unveiled in the months to come.

RAVEN Wiped Out – 40th Anniversary Tour w/ Riot Act [remaining dates]

10/04/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR
10/05/2022 Wise Hall – Vancouver, BC
10/06/2022 Alma – Tacoma, WA
10/08/2022 Aces High – Salt Lake City, UT
10/09/2022 The Coast – Ft. Collins, CO
10/10/2022 Reverb Lounge – Omaha, NE
10/11/2022 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
10/12/2022 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
10/13/2022 Photo City Music Hall – Rochester, NY
10/14/2022 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
10/15/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
10/17/2022 No Class – Cleveland, OH
10/18/2022 Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
10/19/2022 Sonia – Boston, MA
10/20/2022 Geno’s – Portland, ME
10/21/2022 Market Hotel – Brooklyn, NY
10/22/2022 West York Inn – York, PA
10/23/2022 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
10/24/2022 Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern – Raleigh, NC
10/25/2022 The Pour House Music Hall – Wilmington, NC
10/26/2022 Tribbles – Piedmont, SC
10/27/2022 Brickyard – Knoxville, TN
10/28/2022 The Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY
10/30/2022 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
10/31/2022 Westside Bowl – Youngstown, OH * RAVEN only
11/03/2022 Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
11/04/2022 Fractal Brewing Project – Huntsville, AL
11/05/2022 The Loft At Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
11/06/2022 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Atlanta, GA * RAVEN only w/ Metallica
11/07/2022 Nice Guys – Cape Coral, FL

RAVEN:
John Gallagher – lead vocals, bass, 12-string bass
Mark Gallagher – guitar, vocals
Mike Heller – drums

http://www.ravenlunatics.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

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

http://www.instagram.com/inciteband

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

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