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RAGNHILD – Release A New Intense Music Video For The Track – ‘Under The Red Sky’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 7, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Ragnhild play a very distinct style of Death Metal fusing element of Melodies and Viking Metal and offer a very unique sound that defines their brand. Their new album ‘Tavern Tales’ is slated for a March release. The first track of the album – ‘Under the Red Sky’ speaks of a powerful theme and is complimented by a strong video that holds true to the nature of the song; perhaps, that’s the speciality of it.

Commenting about the song, the guitarist Shardul comments “The Songs in the album have been composed with the general idea of how Melodic Death Metal comprising of Nordic/ Celtic melodies when mixed with heavier riffs and vocals sound. The lyrics that we wrote are basically out of our own imagination of various incidents that took place in our history. ‘Under the Red Sky’ is written with similar ideas. The lyrics talk about a fleet of soldiers that were betrayed by one of our own and by the grace of the gods, they found out about the ambush that awaits”.

Listen to the band’s latest track ‘Under the Red Sky’ below:

‘Tavern Tales’ – Track List:

Battle on My Grave

A Viking Mosh

We Will March

Glory of our mighty king

Under The Red Sky

Stronghold

Ragnhild

Tavern Tales (title track)

Death of a warrior

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Source: Proximity Music Managament

LONG LIVE RAGNHILD.

STONE.

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TYR – Announces North American Tour With Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius And Aeternam This May

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 26, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

TYR - Spring North American Tour flyer - 2018 - #333MO9ILMG332

This May, Faroese-based folk metal band TYR will headline a North American tour with Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius and Aeternam. The journey will kick off on May 5th in Brooklyn, New York and wind its way through nearly two-dozen cities, coming to a close on May 28th in Atlanta, Georgia. See all confirmed dates below.

TYR founding frontman Heri Joensen comments: “It’s been way too long since we visited Vinland, and we’re hellbent on having a blast of a time on this trip!”

TYR w/ Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius, Aeternam:

5/05/2018 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY

5/06/2018 Alchemy – Providence, RI

5/07/2018 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC

5/08/2018 Salle Multi – Quebec City, QC

5/09/2018 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON

5/10/2018 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH

5/11/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL

5/12/2018 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

5/13/2018 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

5/15/2018 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

5/16/2018 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

5/17/2018 Hawthorne – Portland, OR

5/19/2018 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA

5/20/2018 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA

5/21/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

5/22/2018 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ

5/24/2018 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX

5/25/2018 Come And Take It Live! – Austin, TX

5/27/2018 Haven Lounge – Orlando, FL

5/28/2018 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

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TYR is currently finishing work on their eighth studio album, due out this fall via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2013’s critically claimed Valkyrja full-length involves a story based around a nameless, Viking-era warrior who leaves his woman to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Folkvangr, the home of Freyja, the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Joensen elaborates, “The woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women.”

To preview and purchase Valkyrja, visit: metalblade.com/tyr/.

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* For more band/label info:

http://www.tyr.fo
http://www.facebook.com/tyrband

http://www.metalblade.com/tyr

LONG LIVE TYR.

STONE.

Heathen Crusade Metalfest 4 – Offers Promotional Opportunities To Bands And Labels

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, pagan metal, rock music, rock music news, viking metal with tags , , , , , , on January 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Heathen Crusade 4 - 2013 - large logo!

The organizers of the HEATHEN CRUSADE METALFEST 4, which will take place on March 9, 2013 at Station 4 in St Paul, MN, are reaching out to bands and labels who are interested in having promotional items (CDs, flyers, posters, etc.) passed out at this year’s fest. Interested parties can get in touch with the promoters directly at contact@heathencrusadefest.com for details.

The 2013 installment of the fest will feature Canadian acoustic folk metal act SIG:AR:TYR (making a rare live appearance), Celtic thrashers BATTLESOUL (Canada) WINTERHYMN (U.S.), Norwegian Viking Gods EINHERJER (making their first appearance since 2001), VANIR (Denmark), ASHAENA (Romania), Trelleborg (RUSSIA), HAMMER HORDE (U.S.), VESPERIA (formerly BOLERO, Canada), and Minos (U.S.). The HEATHEN CRUSADE METALFEST is  the United State’s premier Viking/Folk/Pagan Metal Festival.

Heathen Crusade Metalfest 4 - promo concert flyer

This is the fourth installment of the HEATHEN CRUSADE FESTIVAL. Past years events have seen the likes of Primordial, Moonsorrow, Thyrfing, Bal-Sagoth, Vreid, Metsatoll, Skyforger, Rudra, Meal Mordha, Obtest and Manegarm all making their US debuts.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on additional confirmations!

Please get in touch at contact@heathencrusadefest.com for details on how to become a sponsor for the festival, as well as for booking information. For updates, make sure to follow HEATHEN CRUSADE on Facebook, Twitter, and at the fest’s official website.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on HEATHEN CRUSADE 4:

facebook: Heathen Crusade Metalfest

http://www.heathencrusadefest.com

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LONG LIVE HEATHEN CRUSADE 4

Stone

ADORNED BROOD – Reveal “Kuningaz” Artwork And Release Date; First Studio Trailer Online Now

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, pagan metal, rock music, rock music news, viking metal with tags , , , , , , , on September 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ADORNED BROOD are going to release their brand new album “Kuningaz” on November 23rd via Massacre Records!

The album was recorded at the Kohlekeller Studio in Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany, with producer Kai Stahlenberg.

Mario Pontigo, Moritz “Mo” Stübing (All Will Know) and Florian “Blutaxt” Tamm (Black Unicorn) are featured as guest musicians on “Kuningaz”.

The first studio trailer is available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Cmx5oqi6FQ4

The cover artwork was created by Kris Verwimp, who already worked with bands such as Absu, Melechesh and Suidakra.

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ADORNED BROOD are playing a couple of gigs in the next months:

12.10.2012 DE Leipzig – Bandhaus Leipzig – www.facebook.com/events/446528675408099

19.10.2012 DE Oldenburg – Herbststurm Festival – www.facebook.com/events/102359206583551

20.10.2012 DE Münster – Baracke – www.facebook.com/events/280053332101079

26.10.2012 DE Oberhausen – Helvete – www.facebook.com/events/368247466576103

02.12.2012 BR Sao Paulo – Thorhammerfest – www.facebook.com/events/400307643362574

15.12.2012 DE Düsseldorf – Spektakulum – www.facebook.com/events/152968148160473

21.12.2012 DE Rüsselsheim – Das Rind – www.facebook.com/events/459208374092296

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(Source: Massacre Records)

For more info on ADORNED BROOD, click on the links below!

http://www.adornedbrood.de/

https://www.facebook.com/Adorned.Brood

http://www.massacre-records.com

LONG LIVE ADORNED BROOD.

Stone.

THE HORDE – Signs With Abyss Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , on July 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Illinois-based Vikings Thrashers THE HORDE have officially signed with Abyss Records for the follow-up for the release to 2011’s Thy Blackened Reign. Guitarist Tim Matthews comments:

“The HORDE are thrilled to have signed with ABYSS Records. This is a match made in Valhalla as they will suit up in their armor and go to war with us as we ride into the flames of battle!

We are currently working on our third album, which has the working title Destroyer… Slayer of Men. Some song titles are “Pray Hater”, “10,000 Strong” and “Firevurm”.  Will be entering Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL at some point this winter to record with Scott Creekmore.”

THE HORDE is slated to appear at Spring Bash IV in April of 2013 in Milwaukee, WI alongside DECEASED, MORTA SKULD and other acts TBA. More US festival appearances for 2013 are in the works. The band’s Abyss Records debut is scheduled for a fall 2013 release on CD and vinyl formats.  For more on THE HORDE, visit http://www.facebook.com/hordemetal.

Earlier this year, the band released a video for the song “Odin’s Blood” off ofThy Blackened Reign.

About THE HORDE:

Unleashed in 2008, From Empire to Ashes consisted of six epic, Metal classics that took the listener on a journey into dark forbidden realms and all the way to the hallowed gates of Valhalla. Songs of bravery in battle, demonic warriors, clan warfare, and bewitchment that would inspire any true warrior on the fields of battle. As the band themselves proudly proclaim, “worship the glory of death!” This is real Metal, played by real men of Metal, for real fans of Metal. That tradition continues on the band’s fire-branded second release Thy Blackened Reign.

Members of THE HORDE have been playing together in one form or another for the better part of two decades, having played in past regional bands from the area. With marked influence from their prior groups, THE HORDE brings the perfect mix of headbanging mosh pit chaos, epic Sword & Sorcerer monster battles and just the slightest touch of Stoner Doomage.

THE HORDE has shared the stage with the likes of Exodus, 3 Inches of Blood, Job For a Cowboy, Black Dahlia Murder, Soilent Green, Skeletonwitch, The Red Chord and many others…  THE HORDE draws influence from the likes of Venom, Celtic Frost, Metallica, Destruction, Kreator, Motorhead, Slayer, Cro-Mags, and Iron Maiden. In September 2011, the band released Thy Blackened Reign via Stormspell Records to critical acclaim. In the summer of 2012, THE HORDE took the next step towards world domination by joining forces with Abyss Records.

Prepare for the HORDE to take a seat amongst the skulled thrones of previous Metal masters and stand proud alongside their brothers in arms…

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

LONG LIVE THE HORDE.

THE HORDE KICKS SOME HEFTY METAL ASS.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH – U.S. Tour To Commence Today! April 14th, 2011

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo Credit: Steve Brown)

Melodic Death Metal titans, AMON AMARTH, today kick off their long-anticipated near two-week run of live dates in support of their latest studio offering: Surtur Rising. Dubbed “An Evening With AMON AMARTH,” this special tour will find the band performing two sets each night with no openers. The first set will feature the band performing Surtur Rising in its entirety while the second will boast a collection of songs from previous releases.  The Viking-inspired mayhem will begin tonight in Chicago at The Bottom Lounge.

Released on March 29 via Metal Blade Records, Surtur Rising has topped the charts both domestically and abroad and continues to reap praise from critics and fans around the globe for its sheer debilitating heaviness. Said Decibel of the offering: “…it’s a pleasure to learn one of metal’s most consistent bands remains as indefatigable as ever.” L.A. Music Blog called Surtur Rising, “the epitome of what death metal should be: ferocious and crushing. It’s possibly the band’s best work to date,” Blabbermouth compared the record to being, “…bludgeoned by your favorite warhammer. Definitely a contender for this year’s best,” while Metal Bite commended the record saying, “Surtur Rising is not just an album, it’s a fantastic tale that’s presented with honor and dignity. This is some of the band’s most dynamic work yet and I cannot emphasize enough how you need to pick up a copy when this is released!” Metal Curse called it,  “absolutely amazing from beginning to end,” while Crave Metal put it simply: “EPIC!”

Commented guitarist Olavi Mikkonen: “We can’t thank our fans enough for showing their appreciation of our music and making this album our most successful release to date. We are looking forward to performing the songs from Surtur Rising live and delivering a powerful, crushing set! See you on tour, cheers!”

An Evening With AMON AMARTH

4/14/2011 @ The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

4/15/2011 @ Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN

4/16/2011 @ Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS

4/17/2011 @ The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

4/19/2011 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

4/20/2011 @ Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA

4/22/2011 @ The Regency – San Francisco, CA

4/23/2011 @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

4/24/2011 @ House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

4/25/2011 @ Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ

4/27/2011 @ White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX

4/29/2011 @ Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL

4/30/2011 @ Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL

5/01/2011 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

5/02/2011 @ Jaxx – Springfield, VA

5/03/2011 @ Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

5/05/2011 @ Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

5/06/2011 @ Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

5/07/2011 @ Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on AMON AMARTH, click on the links below:

AMON AMARTH – Official Website

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

http://www.facebook.com/AmonAmarthBand

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH: “Surtur Rising” First-Week Album Sales Revealed

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, melodic death metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Surtur Rising, the latest studio album from Swedish Death Metal tyrants, AMON AMARTH sold approximately 15,000 copies in the United States landing the band the #34 on the Billboard Top 200, #6 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums, #1 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums and #10 on the Indy/Small Chain Core Store Chart.  The record entered Austria’s Top 40 Chart at #12 and Switzerland’s Top 100 at #20. In Germany, Surtur Rising sold over 14,000 units, entered the Top 100 Chart at #8 and is in the official Media Mark Charts at #14 in its second week.

In addition, Surtur Rising came in at #19 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #5 on the Independent Charts and #2 on Hard Charts. The record is #1 in Canada on iTunes’ Top Metal albums, and also charted on the following: #16 Top 200, #3 Top Rock and #1 Top Metal. In the U.S., the record ranked in at #2 on iTunes’ Rock Album chart and #20 in the Top 200 (overall album chart).

Released on March 29 via Metal Blade Records, Surtur Rising is AMON AMARTH’s eighth studio offering in a winding discography that’s helped shape the very face of epic, Viking-inspired death metal. Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim (“flame land”) and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, the record was recorded, mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and bears the striking cover art by Tom Thiel.

The mammoth long-player has been reaping incredible praise from critics nationwide. In a 9/10 review, Blabbermouth compared Surtur Rising to being,  “…bludgeoned by your favorite warhammer. Definitely a contender for this year’s best.” Fearnet called it a, “feast of world-destroying metal on par with the band’s career-defining 2008 release Twilight Of The Thunder God,” while Decibel Magazine commended the band noting, “it’s a pleasure to learn one of metal’s most consistent bands remains as indefatigable as ever.” Pop Matters called the record “…another momentous album for AMON AMARTH, leaving no doubt that they are one of the best Metal bands in the world!,” and Live-Metal agreed: “…one of the strongest, most massively heavy Death Metal bands around…”

In conjunction with Surtur Rising‘s release, AMON AMARTH will make their way to the U.S.  for a near two-week stretch of live dates later this month. Dubbed “An Evening With AMON AMARTH,” this special trek will find the band performing two separate sets each night: one which will feature Surtur Rising in its entirety and another boasting a collection of songs from previous releases. Confirmed dates below:

An Evening With AMON AMARTH

4/14/2011 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

4/15/2011 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN

4/16/2011 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS

4/17/2011 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

4/19/2011 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

4/20/2011 Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA

4/22/2011 The Regency – San Francisco, CA

4/23/2011 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

4/24/2011 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

4/25/2011 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ

4/27/2011 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX

4/29/2011 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL

4/30/2011 Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL

5/01/2011 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

5/02/2011 Jaxx – Springfield, VA

5/03/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

5/05/2011 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

5/06/2011 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

5/07/2011 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on AMON AMARTH, click on the links below:

AMON AMARTH – Official Website

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

http://www.facebook.com/AmonAmarthBand

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

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