New Bassist Named By Olathia

Cleveland up and coming metal act Olathia announced a changed the line up and has brought in JD Donatelli as bassist.

“Sully departed for personal reasons, we wish him well,” says lead vocalist Chris E. “We looked at this change as an opportunity to grow our sound. We’ve been writing and performing together for a solid year now and the evolution of our song writing has really started to take on a life of its own. Writing is an interesting process, you can’t hold back. When we met JD there was an electric vibe right off, we felt that he could add that extra level of creativity.”

JD’s debut performance will be on January 16th at Olathia’s video shoot concert at The Empire Concert Club in Akron, Ohio. “‘Hellhound’ is a crowd favorite, we are looking to grab the essence and craziness of that song in a live performance for the video.”

Olathia released the debut album “Hunters” in May of 2015. The album caught the attention of classic metal fans along with newer metal audiences. Olathia takes metal in a direction that’s both fluid and grooving; a combination of super heaviness mixed with catchy riffs, screaming solos and crushing lush vocals.

A follow up album is planned for late 2016 and Olathia are currently are performing shows in support of Hunters.

The revised lineup is:

Steve Albenze – Guitar
Jeff Morrow – Drums
Chris E. – Vocals
JD Donatelli – Bass
Jake Nicholson – Guitar

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SECRETS OF THE SKY: New Full-Length From Atmospheric Doom Alchemists Streaming In Its Entirety At Invisible Oranges

– May 14th, 2015 –

With the final descent of Pathway, the latest studio offering from Oakland’s favorite atmospheric doom alchemists SECRETS OF THE SKY, now less than one week away, today the sound sergeants at Invisible Oranges deliver the awe-inspiring production in its lingering entirety.

Engineered, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Sadus etc.) of Trident Studios with SECRETS OF THE SKY, Pathway is the gargantuan, thirteen-track follow-up to 2013′s lauded To Sail Black Waters full-length. Shadowy, fluid, dark and dreamlike, Pathway is a true sonic expedition that yields varying moods and textures with each passing listen. Metal Injection crowned first single, “Three Swords” alone a “progressive metal masterpiece,” while Metal Insider gushes, “Epic is a word that gets tossed around way, way too much when discussing music these days. Even after its overuse has been acknowledged, at least in metal circles, it is still heard in places it shouldn’t be…this is not one of those places. SECRETS OF THE SKY have truly crafted a sound and an album fitting of the ‘e’-word moniker. It’s a colossal effort with some stupendous songwriting and production work.” Dead Rhetoric shares the sentiment calling Pathway, “an emotionally draining journey… the type of album that you can just close your eyes and visualize your own tale, even as some parts seem to prop up only after repeated listens,” further advocating Pathway for having, “all of the inner workings of a great and resonating album.

In celebration of its release, today Invisible Oranges is pleased to offer up Pathway, likening it to, “the doom equivalent of Alcest’s Écailles_de_Lune or Solstafir on last year’s Ótta, records with beauty, staying power and just enough grit to carry the day.

Get lost in the overcoming sounds of Pathway at THIS LOCATION.

And sample the stark and gorgeous Andrew Nethery (Melvins, Kyuss Lives, Dead Meadow)-directed visual accompaniment to fourth track “Angel In Vines” at metalblade.com/secretsofthesky where you can also sample second movement, “Three Swords.”

SECRETS OF THE SKY are currently ravaging ears with their epic psalms supporting UK extreme metal duo/labelmates, Anaal Nathrakh, The tour commenced on May 11th in Sacramento, California and will draw to a close on May 22nd in Trenton, New Jersey, clawing its way through twelve cities with additional support from special guests, Incite. From there, SECRETS OF THE SKY will conquer eighteen more locales through eleven states alongside Tucson sludge ensemble, North, on select dates. The band is also confirmed to appear at the inaugural Death To False Metal gala in Hamden, Connecticut in August alongside Whiplash, Krieg, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Immortal Bird, Secret Cutter and many more, with future onstage endeavors in their strategizing stages.

SECRETS OF THE SKY w/ Anaal Nathrakh, Incite:
5/11/2015 Starlite – Sacramento, CA
5/12/2015 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
5/13/2015 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
5/14/2015 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
5/15/2015 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
5/16/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/17/2015 Live Wire Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/18/2015 Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
5/19/2015 TBA – Rochester, NY *SECRETS OF THE SKY only
5/20/2015 Sammy’s Patio – Revere Beach, MA *SECRETS OF THE SKY only
5/21/2015 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
5/22/2015 Championship’s – Trenton, NJ
End Tour
5/23/2015 Goodfellas – McMechen, WV w/ Brimstone Coven
5/24/2015 The Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC
5/25/2015 The Odditorium – Asheville, NC
5/26/2015 TBA Atlanta, GA
5/27/2015 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
5/29/2015 The Cave – Santa Fe, NM
5/30/2015 Tempe Tavern – Phoenix, AZ
6/06/2015 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
w/ North:
6/12/2015 The Complex – Glendale, CA
6/13/2015 Caravan – San Jose, CA w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/14/2015 1078 Gallery – Chico, CA w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/15/2015 The Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/16/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/17/2015 Black Lodge – Bremerton, WA
6/18/2015 The Pin – Spokane, WA
6/19/2015 The Railyard – Billings, MT
6/20/2015 Foot Foot Fest – Fort Collins, CO w/ Reproacher
6/21/2015 7th Circle Collective – Denver, CO
8/14/2015 Death To False Metal @ The Outer Space & Ballroom – Hamden, CT w/ Whiplash, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Immortal Bird more

SECRETS OF THE SKY‘s Pathway will be officially released on May 19th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records. For preorder bundles, scroll on over to: metalblade.com/secretsofthesky.

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Secrets Of The Sky Streams Full “Pathway” Album

With the final descent of “Pathway,” the latest studio offering from Oakland’s favorite atmospheric doom alchemists Secrets Of The Sky, now less than one week away, today the full album has come online for streaming. Listen in below.

Engineered, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Sadus etc.) of Trident Studios with Secrets Of The Sky, “Pathway” is the gargantuan, thirteen-track follow-up to 2013’s “To Sail Black Waters” full-length.

See the band live on these dates:

w/ Anaal Nathrakh, Incite:
5/14/2015 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
5/15/2015 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
5/16/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/17/2015 Live Wire Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/18/2015 Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
5/19/2015 TBA – Rochester, NY *SECRETS OF THE SKY only
5/20/2015 Sammy’s Patio – Revere Beach, MA *SECRETS OF THE SKY only
5/21/2015 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
5/22/2015 Championship’s – Trenton, NJ
End Tour

5/23/2015 Goodfellas – McMechen, WV w/ Brimstone Coven
5/24/2015 The Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC
5/25/2015 The Odditorium – Asheville, NC
5/26/2015 TBA – Atlanta, GA
5/27/2015 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
5/29/2015 The Cave – Santa Fe, NM
5/30/2015 Tempe Tavern – Phoenix, AZ
6/06/2015 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA

w/ North:
6/12/2015 The Complex – Glendale, CA
6/13/2015 Caravan – San Jose, CA w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/14/2015 1078 Gallery – Chico, CA w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/15/2015 The Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/16/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/17/2015 Black Lodge – Bremerton, WA
6/18/2015 The Pin – Spokane, WA
6/19/2015 The Railyard – Billings, MT
6/20/2015 Foot Foot Fest – Fort Collins, CO w/ Reproacher
6/21/2015 7th Circle Collective – Denver, CO
8/14/2015 Death To False Metal @ The Outer Space & Ballroom – Hamden, CT

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Olathia Releasing New Album “Hunters”

Cleveland, Ohio based metal band Olathia will independently release debut album “Hunters” on May 1st, 2015. A teaser trailer can be heard below

Olathia’s distinctive style is a crisp hybrid of melodic/thrash and groove metal that came to life in the Fall of 2014, featuring vocalist Chris E., who previously co-fronted the metal band Cellbound. Drawing from their hard hitting backgrounds and shared love of all things trash and melodic the band members set out to create their own sound. Olathia will be performing regionally in support of “Hunters” with dates already scheduled throughout Ohio, Michigan and PA.

The CD release weekend of “Hunters” features back to back shows on Friday May 1st at The Empire Concert Club in Akron, Ohio and Saturday May 2nd at The Maplegrove in Cleveland, Ohio. Advance show ticket purchase receives a copy of the CD as a bonus. It is rumored that both venues have tripled their beer orders in expectation of the metal party!

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ANAAL NATHRAKH: UK-Based Extreme Metal Duo Announces North American Live Takeover

– March 31st, 2015 –

UK-based extreme metal duo, ANAAL NATHRAKH, will wage war on North America later this spring on a long-anticipated stretch of live incursions. Slated to embark on May 11th in Sacramento, the antagonistic twosome will march through a dozen metropolises, with their final massacre to take place at this year’s Maryland Death Fest on May 24th. The band will be joined by special guests Incite and label mates, Secrets Of The Sky.

ANAAL NATHRAKH w/ Incite, Secrets Of The Sky
5/11/2015 Starlite – Sacramento, CA
5/12/2015 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
5/13/2015 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
5/14/2015 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
5/15/2015 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
5/16/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/17/2015 Live Wire Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/18/2015 Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
5/19/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
5/20/2015 Foufounes – Montreal, QC
5/21/2015 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
5/22/2015 Championship’s – Trenton, NJ
5/24/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD

ANAAL NATHRAKH unleashed their eighth studio offering, Desideratum, via Metal Blade Records last Fall. Christened, “one of the most utterly fearsome and inventive outfits currently operating in the modern extreme metal scene,” by Decibel Magazine, and, “impossibly abrasive and brutal,” by MetalSucks, ANAAL NATHRAKH – guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney alongside vocalist David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – is the sound of chaos incarnate. Entirely petrifying yet inexplicably inviting, the duo’s maniacal musical dexterity, ingenuity and breadth, married with an intensely cynical intelligence is virtually unmatched in the metal world. Reaping mass approvals from media outlets globally, Desideratum takes the meaning of “extreme” to an entirely new realm of audio bedlam. Metal Injection applauds the pair for consistently offering up, “their own special breed of terrifying, mixing up grindcore speediness with giant choruses and riffs that are the audible equivalent of total nuclear annihilation,” Noisey boasts of the record, “The snarling vocals of Dave Hunt are the focal point, with the war machine of unrelenting black metal/grind/pseudo-industrial blasts bringing up the rear. ANAAL NATHRAKH’s approach is no mercy ever, apparently,” while About.com opines, “ANAAL NATHRAKH are mesmerized by chaos, whether it be from incoherent screaming or programmed drums that blur into a mess of seismic beats. Even more intriguing are the melodic components thrown into the chaos, like the occasional soaring chorus line or striking guitar lead.

Desideratum is currently available via Metal Blade Records at metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh.

Dark, brooding, pure, eclectic, Pathway features Garett Gazay fluctuating between monstrous growls and clean, soothing vocal cascades, all the while complimenting the twisted compositions of guitarists Andrew Green and Clayton Bartholomew. Bassist Ryan Healy and drummer Lance Lea round out the lineup, their rhythms and distinctive voices adding further depth to the collective’s meticulous, blackened soundscrapes. Sonically, SECRETS OF THE SKY aimed for a massive, clean, and organic sounding production. Much time was invested in obtaining huge drum sounds and the focus was on single performance takes throughout the process. The result is an ambitious foray into conceptual storytelling, coupled with emotional music full of peaks and valleys. This is a metal record, to be sure, but more importantly, it sounds like an album of music. This is not a random sequencing of songs or a search for a “hit” single; the tracks all have their place in the story, and the cuts in between actually drive the narrative through sound effects and ambiance. SECRETS OF THE SKY‘s Pathway is an experience to be had, as well as a record to merely be heard.

Pathway is available for pre-order now at metalblade.com/secretsofthesky.

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Beyond Creation Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Tech death outfit Beyond Creation just announced upcoming U.S. tour dates kicking off March 27th in Michigan and seeing the band travel through the East Coast before concluding April 12th in Rhode Island.

Beyond Creation is touring in support of new album “Earthborn Evolution,” which can be streamed in full below. Catch the band live on these dates:

3/27 Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
3/28 Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew
3/29 Akron, OH @ Empire Concert Club
4/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Infest w/Cannabis Corpse
4/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66
4/12 Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13

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