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Below is our complete Odyssey news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Spokane instrumental trio Odyssey will be hitting the road with Tacoma's Czar for the "RockeTour" later this month. Check out the tour poster below, and details are as follows:
April 20: The Charleston - Bremerton, WA
April 21: The Kraken - Seattle, WA
April 22: The Red Room - Tacoma, WA
April 23: Track House - Olypmia, WA
April 24: Johnny B's - Medford, OR
April 25: Black Forest - Eugene, OR
April 26: Porch Couch (House Show) - Portland, OR
April 27: Ray's Golden Lion - Richland, WA More...
Spokane instrumental metal trio Odyssey performed a new song titled "Voids" this past weekend during the band's first show of the year.
Check out live footage of "Voids" in the player below. Odyssey's latest output was a new EP titled "The Conscious Device" (reviewed here), released last year.
Instrumental act Odyssey has released the new EP "The Conscious Device" online for streaming via bandcamp. Check out the songs through the player below. "The Conscious Device" follows the band's previous full-length "An Abstract Existence" (reviewed here). The EP's track listing is:
1. Esoteric Synthesis 10:17
2. Via Domus 03:45
3. The Conscious Device 10:43 More...
Spokane's instrumental metal gods Odyssey have announced details for the upcoming "Mad ExperimenTour" alongside All Gussied Up. The promotional poster can be viewed below, and the dates are as follows:
October 6th: The Charleston - Bremerton, WA
October 7th: The Kraken - Seattle, WA
October 8th: The Red Room - Portland, OR
October 9th: The Gathering Place - Eugene, OR
October 10th: On the Y - Sacramento, CA
October 11th: Tahoe or Reno, NV @ TBA
October 12th: The Shredder - Boise, ID
October 13th: Ray's Golden Lion - Richland, WA
Instrumental metal act Odyssey has posted a sample online of the new track "Esoteric Synthesis," which will be appearing on the upcoming "The Conscious Device" EP. Check out the sample clip in the SoundCloud player available below. You can also watch a video clip of the band offering an update on the EP's progress over here.
Instrumental metal act Odyssey has posted a new video clip online updating the band's progress on the upcoming EP "The Conscious Device." The clip can be found below, which also features new music to appear on the release.
The EP will follow-up the "An Abstract Existence" album (reviewed here). Further details on the EP will be announced as they are made available.
Spokane instrumental metal act Odyssey has issued the following announcement about beginning work on a new EP and follow-up to the "An Abstract Existence" album (reviewed here):
"We begin work on our new EP today! Drums are up first. Today is all about setting up the mics and getting the best tones we can.
"Then we're spending Saturday and Sunday tracking 4 songs. Pictures will be posted next week!"
After previously posting footage of the band performing "Cellular Deconstruction" online, Spokane's Odyssey has now uploaded footage from the same show of "Transcending the Earthly Form." Check out the clip below. Both tracks are off the band's latest release "An Abstract Existence" (reviewed here). Odyssey also commented:
"Another live video was added to the Odyssey Youtube channel. It's us performing 'Transcending the Earthly Form.' Visit the link below to watch it and other videos and please subscribe to our channel or friend us! THANKS!"
Spokane instrumental act Odyssey has posted more footage online from the band's Halloween show at The Hop. You can check out a clip of the band performing "Cellular Deconstruction" in the player below, or find the previously posted video of Odyssey playing a Rush medley here. "Cellular Deconstruction" is off the band's latest release "An Abstract Existence" (reviewed here).
Looking for some quality metal for yourself or as a gift this holiday season? Many bands, labels, and music retailers currently have Black Friday and holiday sales going online for a variety of metal bands. Here's this year's roundup of Black Friday heavy metal and hard rock deals:
Instrumental metal act Odyssey is offering the "Schematics" EP as a free download Wednesday and Thursday only. Snag the digital download of the EP via the Odyssey Bandcamp page.
Savage Messiah has made the new album "Plague of Conscience" available online for free download. Download the album through Earache Records.
Mudvayne is offering a deal on merch through this location that lets fans order any three t-shirts for $40.
Hells Headbangers has a variety of special offers running, such as 10 CDs for $50 or three CDs for $15 on select titles. Check out the deals running right now at this location.
Throughout the month of November, Amazon is offering select MP3 albums for $5. While most of the titles aren't from metal bands, there are a handful of releases that may be of interest for metal fans, such as albums from In Flames, Volbeat, Suicide Silence, and more. See what's available by clicking here.
Xtreem Music has a deal running through the end of the month where all black metal cassette and CD titles available are 20% off. Check out the list of available titles here.
Every weekday until December 2nd, Relapse Records is offering one album for a mere .21 cents (with the purchase of an additional regular priced album). The album changes each day, and the offer today (Wednesday) is for Mastadon's "Leviathan." Head over to Relapse.com to check out each day's offer. More...
Spokane based instrumental metal trio Odyssey performed a medley of Rush songs for the band's Halloween show at The Hop. You can check out footage from the performance below.
Spokane's instrumental act Odyssey has posted a teaser online featuring a song segment to appear on an upcoming EP. You can check out the teaser below.
The song will be appearing on a new release which will be the follow-up to the band's recently launched full-length album "An Abstract Existence" (reviewed here).
You can also check out more Odyssey tunes by heading over to the trio's Bandcamp page here.
Spokane's instrumental trio Odyssey is currently streaming the entire new album "An Abstract Existence" online. To check out the tracks from the album, head over to the Odyssey Bandcamp page.
The "An Abstract Existence" track listing is as follows:
1. Cellular Deconstruction 06:42
2. Transcending the Earthly Form 06:51
3. An Abstract Existence 13:51
4. Peripheral Aspects 07:06
5. Inputting a Binary Sequence 07:26
6. Quantum Symbiotic Inception 19:31
Odyssey was also recently highlighted in the instrumental metal edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, which can be found at this location.
Spokane based instrumental metallers Odyssey have teamed up with The Number of the Blog to stream the title track from their new album "An Abstract Existence." You can check out the song in the player below.
The cover artwork for "An Abstract Existence" is also available for viewing by heading over to this location.
Spokane based instrumental metallers Odyssey have posted a new single online titled "Cellular Deconstruction," which is taken from the upcoming release "An Abstract Existence." Check out the track by navigating to the Odyssey Bandcamp page.
The new album, and follow-up to the "Schematics" EP (reviewed here) is set for release by the end of August, 2011. You can check out the "An Abstract Existence" cover artwork below.
Odyssey was also recently highlighted in the instrumental metal edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, which can be found here.
In this week’s edition of the Unearthing the Metal Underground column we’ll take a look at three bands that all defy one of the most basic and recognizable traits of extreme metal – a strong vocal presence. These bands feature musicians who have ditched the front man to let their instruments do all the screaming, crooning, whispering, chanting, and shouting.
Whether as a conscious decision, or simply due to the lack of a talented vocalist who can match the music, these three lesser known bands all show that metal doesn’t need grunts or shrieks to tear off faces and shatter ear drums. Without a vocal element, the musicians have the opportunity to bring many different sounds to the forefront that are easily lost by other bands, creating a completely different experience than the standard thrash or death metal track.
Spokane based three piece Odyssey is an instrumental act by choice, having no use for vocals getting in the way of the instrumentation. Don’t let that fact make you think the music doesn’t sing, however, as the long tracks are filled to the brim with technical showcases and progressive transitions that paint a picture in the head just as well as a vocalist could conjure with either clean singing or growling.
Odyssey has very clear influences from the technical metal giants, as well as some of the more well known progressive acts, but the music is more about the journey than the label found at the destination. Any given song can have any number of stylistic shifts, and even throws in a sound reminiscent of metalcore or deathcore from time to time, while keeping everything together into a unified whole.
To hear what Odyssey has to offer, you can check out the entire “Schematics” EP (reviewed here), which is available for streaming through the group’s Bandcamp page, or read our interview with the trio at this location. The songs “Iconoclast” and “Ascendance,” from the debut “Objects in Space” album, can also be heard in the clips below.
Spokane based instrumental metallers Odyssey have announced they are currently offering the "Schematics" EP as a free download from today until Christmas Day. All four tracks from the EP can be found at this location.
The "Schematics" track listing is as follows:
2. Fractured Dimensions
4. Peripheral Aspects
Spokane based act Odyssey has issued the following update about finishing the recording of the new "Schematics" EP:
"We felt like we should give you all a little update about us. We have 2 main updates. The first is regarding the new EP 'Schematics.' All the songs have been recorded, mixed and mastered and now we are in the final stages of finishing up the artwork. The theme is a blueprint/schematic drawing, we're very happy with it and feel like it compliments the title quite well. The EP should be available in the next month on CD for just $5 at any show. If you'd like to order online, it'll be closer to $7 with shipping. It's 4 songs coming in at 25+ minutes, well worth the money!
"The second update is regarding shows. What you see on our calendar is basically it for this year. There may be one more Spokane show added in mid-October but from then on we will be recording our 2nd full length album from October through December. Then due to winter weather and holidays we will be taking more time off. We will most likely not be playing any show until March 2011 unless an amazing offer is presented to us. So come on out and catch us at one of the last remaining dates in 2010!
"That's it for now! Once the EP is available we'll let you know as well as post the artwork for you to check out and comment on. Take care everyone and have a great day!"
Spokane's Odyssey has issued the following announcement bout preparing to record a new EP:
"Hey everyone! We will be entering the studio next month to record an EP that will be released later this Summer! We are recording at Crabwalk Studios June 10th - 12th. It will be a 4 song EP that is about 30 minutes in length. The title of the EP is 'Schematics.' We're working on the artwork and tightening up the songs for the next several weeks. But we'll be ready to go, we know that. We'll post studio updates for each day as well as artwork once we have it completed. In the meantime, be sure to check out our calendar, we have a bunch of shows coming up and we'd love to see you there! Thanks for reading this and have a great day!"
The "Schematics" track listing is as follows:
2. Fractured Dimensions
4. Peripheral Aspects
Spokane's Odyssey has issued the following update about preparing to enter the recording studio:
"We just wanted to give you an update on our plans over the next several months. In May, we are entering the studio to record a 5 song EP of some older songs and a few new ones. We are going to record at Crabwalk Studios in Spokane Valley. The EP is untitled as of know but here is the tracklisting in no particular order:
1) Apparent Motion
5) New Song Being Written
"Once this EP is done, we will be performing 4 shows in June. Starting June 26th we will begin recording our 2nd full length album titled 'An Abstract Existence.' We will be recording throughout the entire month of July as well. So far we have 6 tracks confirmed for the album with the possibility of a 7th song added. The tracklisting for the album in no particular order is:
1) Fractured Dimensions
2) Esoteric Synthesis
3) An Abstract Existence
5) Quantum Symbiotic Inception
6) Inputting a Binary Sequence into a Sentient Being to Generate the Equation for the Human Strain
"We're all very excited to get new music out to you this year! Keep an eye on the page for updates on our progress. We also have a side project CD coming out from Jordan & Luke's band 3H. This is the 4th album from 3H. It will feature guest guitar solos from Jerrick of Odyssey as well as guest solos by Donnie Emerson and more! Thanks for taking the time to read this! Have a great day!!"