THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD: MetalSucks Hosts Exclusive Stream Of Rust & Glory, The Fifth LP From California Heavy Mahogany Faction; Album Out Friday + Tour Supporting Týr Looms

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THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD weave tales of being salty sea dogs and all the chaos and debauchery that comes with it…” – MetalSucks

MetalSucks is the only place to hear Rust & Glory, the fifth album from Southern California’s rogue heavy mahogany faction THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD, ahead of its release tomorrow.

Since 2008, THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD has stormed shores across the globe, steadily becoming one of the biggest independent folk metal acts in the world. Armed exclusively with acoustic instruments, Wolfbeard O’Brady, Stark Cordwain, Deckard Cordwain, and Pistol(s) Pete infuse the raw energy of heavy metal with Celtic and European folk into their signature sound, telling tales of comrades lost, bloody sieges, drunken debauchery, and all manner of villainous misadventures. They’ve delivered their music to dancing, moshing, drinking, and partying land lubbers across North America, the British Isles, and Western Europe, accumulating a commendable cult following in metal and folk music communities alike.

Rust & Glory is a thirteen-song treasure-trove of all-acoustic rippers which present a finely honed sound and creative voice that is truly unlike anything else in the metal scene today. From anthems like “Lawful Evil” and “Leather Ship” to drinking songs like “Give Me Your Beer” and “Corpse Juice Medley,” the album is sure to get heads banging, feet stomping, and audiences singing across the globe.

Recorded at Seahorse Sound Studios in Los Angeles, THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD enlisted the help of fellow folk metal musician Anna Murphy (Cellar Darling, ex-Eluveitie) who engineered, produced, and mixed the record, her input and expertise helping push Rust & Glory forward as the finest collection of songs the band has created to date. Several guests joined the party, with double bass by Bass Princess, hurdy gurdy by Anna Murphy, and additional vocals by Anna Murphy and Madison Lowery. As with their prior album, mastering duties were again handled by Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Korpiklaani, Ensiferum), and artist Mark Gibbons (Blizzard Entertainment, Games Workshop, Rookery Publications) delivered another stunning cover painting.

MetalSucks writes, “Keeping it heavy without plugging anything in, THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD weave tales of being salty sea dogs and all the chaos and debauchery that comes with it… anyone with a sense of humor and an appreciation for musicianship can sit back with a big ol’ flagon of grog (or any other beverage of choice) and revel in the epic and folksy tunes.”

Navigate your vessel to the chum-strewn waters of MetalSucks where THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD’s Rust & Glory is swirling RIGHT HERE.

Rust & Glory will be independently released this Friday, March 15th on Oceania and Red w/ Black Splatter vinyl LP variants limited to 250 each and all digital portals. Preorder yours at the band’s webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE, and scope the “Leather Ship” video HERE.

Two weeks after the release of Rust & Glory, THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD will cast off on an extensive tour of the North American shores, joining Trollfest and Æther Realm as support for the mighty Týr. The Battle Ballads North American Tour enters the port of Baltimore on March 28th and spreads across the continent for two fortnights, the final raid occurring in Greensboro on April 26th. Watch for additional live excursions to be announced, as the band will raid North America, and likely the UK, Europe, and beyond this year.

THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD w/ Týr, Trollfest, Æther Realm:
3/28/2024 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
3/29/2024 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
3/30/2024 Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA
3/31/2024 La Source De La Martinière – Quebec City, QC
4/01/2024 Studio TD – Montreal, QC
4/02/2024 Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
4/03/2024 Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
4/04/2024 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
4/05/2024 Reggies – Chicago, IL
4/06/2024 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
4/07/2024 Park Theater – Winnipeg. MB
4/08/2024 The Exchange – Regina, SK
4/09/2024 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
4/10/2024 Dickens – Calgary, AB
4/12/2024 The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
4/13/2024 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
4/14/2024 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
4/15/2024 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA
4/16/2024 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
4/17/2024 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
4/18/2024 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
4/19/2024 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
4/20/2024 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
4/21/2024 The Granada – Dallas, TX
4/22/2024 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
4/24/2024 Conduit – Orlando, FL
4/25/2024 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
4/26/2024 Hangar 1819 – Greensboro, NC