ODIUM Announces Quebec Show Dates


Screen shot 2022-02-02 at 2.31.47 PM.pngPerforming At Drummondville Metal Fest V

LIVE LINE UP - L-R - Andrew Fullerton - Guitar | Tom Emmans - Vocals | Joe Mullen - Drums | Jake Fortney - Bass |  Bo Luther - Guitar (photo credit - Lana Nimmons - feinics.com)

Ontario melodic death metallers ODIUM are kicking off 2013 with multiple show dates in the province of Quebec along with a performance at this year's Drummondville Metal Fest V with the provinces top metal talents Cryptopsy (Montreal), Ghoulunatics (Montreal), Bookakee (Montreal), Chariots of The Gods (Gatineau), 101 Proof (Montreal), Trollheims (Trois-Rivieres), L'Habit Me Suce Le Moine (Drummondville).

In additional news, ODIUM are offering their latest track 'Blue Channel' for FREE DOWNLOAD exclusively on SMNNews.com at the following location here. The emotionally charged and ripping tune is from the band's latest album 'Burning The Bridges To Nowhere'.

Music video - 'No Way Out' directed by Chad Archibald of Black Fawn Films (HED p.e., Kottonmouth Kings, Arise and Ruin, Farewell to Freeway).

Show dates

Jan 24, 2022 - Piranha Bar - Montreal, QC - w/ Fallstaf, Branded By Pain, Endvade - Show Details

Jan 25, 2022 - Bar Le Scanner - Quebec City, QC w/ Mountains Unfold

Feb 8, 2022 - Bar Le Magog - Sherbrooke, QC

Feb 9, 2022 - Drummondville Metalfest V @ Salle Gaston Mandeville - Drummondville, QC - w/ Cryptopsy, Ghoulunatics, Bookakee, Chariots of The Gods, 101 Proof, Trollheims, L'Habit Me Suce Le Moine - Show Details

Feb 10, 2022 - The Atria - Oshawa, ON - w/ Fallen Legion, Dead 3 Days - Show Details


Founded in 2006 by drummer Joe Mullen and vocalist Tom Emmans, ODIUM was born in order to create a focused project centered on the themes of growth and attrition. After being joined by bassist Dale Burrows and guitarists Bo Louther and Andrew Fullerton, it was clear the band was quickly becoming a cohesive group of musicians that had found their strengths in each other's abilities to contribute to the writing process.

Most convincing is ODIUM's arsenal of musical weapons that contribute to their overall sound, which was properly harnessed by Canadian producer Greg Dawson (The End, Moneen, Choke) on both of ODIUM's metal opus' underlining the quintet's penchant for writing metal songs that are as heartfelt as they are heavy with ODIUM's emotional hybrid of epic crescendos and fiery heaviness.

Over the years, ODIUM has opened for such well known bands as Alexisonfire, The Agonist, Beneath the Massacre, Divinity, Moneen, Fuck the Facts, Fairwell to Freeway and Arise and Ruin.

'Burning The Bridges To Nowhere' - Album Stream - http://soundcloud.com/odium_music/sets/burning-the-bridges-to/

Free Downloads 

Insomnia - http://yearofthesun.bandcamp.com/track/odium-insomnia 

Identity of The Doomed - http://yearofthesun.bandcamp.com/track/odium-identity-of-the-doomed

Burning The Bridges To Nowhere' - Album Stream - http://soundcloud.com/odium_music/sets/burning-the-bridges-to/

Free Downloads 

Insomnia - http://yearofthesun.bandcamp.com/track/odium-insomnia 

Identity of The Doomed - http://yearofthesun.bandcamp.com/track/odium-identity-of-the-doomed 

Music Videos

'At The Bottom' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad09pJ8vT84

'Populations Zero' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78W6j1rZp8s 

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Odium - Burning The Bridges To Nowhere - 2012 (Year of The Sun Records)

Release Date: April 24, 2012

Label: Year of The Sun Records

Distribution: FAB 

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R.I.Y.L. = Killswitch Engage, Soilwork, Tool, In Flames, Lamb of God, Fiver Finger Death Punch

"It is clear that Odium knows how to be heavy and they utilize it exactly where it is most needed...This album is perfect for those who want to take a step back from the unrelenting aggression of many metal bands out there and appreciate that beauty and anger can harmonize." - TheNewReview.net

"Standouts like the album's opening title track pit detuned, jud-judding six-strings and double-kick drum rhythms with singer Thomas Emmans's varied vocal styles, which run from Maynard James Keenan-styled creep-crooning to esophagus-annihilating screams." - Exclaim!

"Melodic and brutal, the music of Odium's sophomore album is nothing less than one of the most technically precise Metal albums it has been my pleasure to listen to....The songs of 'Burning the Bridges' are spectacular; a mix of brutality and poetry; songs like "Blue Channel" and "Viral by Nature" are among my favorites, on a disc loaded with powerful standout material. Like Metal? Get this. Odium: Burning the Bridges to Nowhere - 9/10″ - Confront Magazine

"Odium posses very distinctive and strong melodic leanings, catchy riffing and undeniable prowess on the performing front - especially with the clean/growl vocal trade-off and the tight rhythm section....cuts like the thrashy "Viral By Nature", "Within the Distraction" and the title track, perfectly blend with the more expansive sound of "No Way Out" and the melancholic quasi-ballad "The Descent" among others to deliver a decently solid piece of modern Metal. " - PureGrainAudio.com

"They forge fast and pulsating melodic metal in the vein of In Flames, with biting verses akin to Lamb of God. Vocalist Tom Emmans rips through the tracks, delivering highs, lows and clean singing for the choruses...What sets them apart from other metal bands is their song structure, having uniquely arranged melodies that correspond with stadium and arena-like choruses. Imagine Tool ditching their progressive style and forming a supergroup with Unearth." - The Link (Concordia University students newspaper - Montreal)

"Plying a familiar form of modern metal that will appeal to fans of Killswitch Engage, All That Remains..." - TeethofTheDivine.com

"Burning the Bridges to Nowhere" has a constant flow and keeps the energy high and octane filled..." - XplosiveMetal.com

"Fans of Killswitch Engage or All That Remains will enjoy Odium's second offering...There is a lot to enjoy here, admirers of thrash metal will appreciate the chugging guitar riffs and Slipknot devotees will enjoy the heavy drum patterns. A softer side also develops through the album with 'Blue Channel' and 'The Descent'. Together with some orchestral moments they provide a welcome listening break within the record. The more sombre moments of "Burning Bridges To Nowhere" point towards Tool in many ways, including a dazzling vocal segway in "Claw My Eyes Out"." - ThisIsNotAScene.com

"You are getting your money's worth with this album. Anyone even remotely interested in melodic metal will quickly fall in love with Odium. Odium has taken a genre that is so often devoid of beauty and filled it to the brim with melody and substance without compromising their metal roots. " - TheNew Review.net (review for debut album At the Bottom)

"...At The Bottom is quite an impressive debut.." - Blistering.com (review for debut album At the Bottom)

1. Burning The Bridges To Nowhere 05:10
2. Within The Distraction 05:18
3. Blue Channel 03:35
4. Viral By Nature 03:57
5. Insomnia 05:24
6. A Ghost Upstairs 03:16
7. Claw My Eyes Out 05:03
8. Identity Of The Doomed 04:52
9. No Way Out 04:19
10. The Descent 04:27

Release Date: April 24th 2012
LABEL: Year of the Sun Records
UPC CODE # 8 44667 02418 0
• All songs performed by: Odium
• All songs written by: Odium except "The Descent" writtten by Thomas Ireland and Odium
• Produced by: Greg Dawson
• Mixed by: Greg Dawson
• Mastered by: Greg Dawson
• Single released: No Way Out, Insomnia, Burning the Bridges to Nowhere, Blue Channel, The Descent
• Available on: iTunes, HMV, Bandcamp

Vocals - Tom Emmans
Drums - Joe Mullen
Guitar - Bo Luther
Bass - Dale Burrows
Guitar - Andrew Fullerton

Shared stage w/
Alexis on Fire
Baptized in Blood
Fuck the Facts
Threat Signal
Arkham Awaits
Today I Caught the Plague
The Empire Shall Fall

Past Tours & Festivals

2011 - Southern Ontario Metal Fest


2009 - At The Bottom

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