THE LAST VEGAS “Eat Me” – Releasing On March 18th, 2016, via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 7, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

“Eat Me” is a mash-up of full-tilt boogie Rock, droney Zeppelin-esque riffs, and alt-psychedelic acoustic ballads. Equal part American bluesy riffs and Swedish production technique, the album balances grit & polish.

“This is truly an American hybrid album” quotes guitarist Adam Arling. “Some may call it ‘rock’, however its more ‘pop trash’. There’s even a song entitled “Hot Fudge” w/ a nasty Moog riff just waiting to rule a dance floor. It’s ridiculous”.

“Eat Me” was recorded in near lightning pace, in advance of singer Chad Cherry‘s relocation to Los Angeles over the summer.

“I was over in Sweden on a reality TV show for 2 months, when the guys decided to do another album. We had less than 3 weeks to write songs, rehearse, then schedule recording before Chad split.” quotes drummer Nathan Arling. “We wanted to capture the energy of a tight deadline and approach the material without looking back or over-thinking anything”.

The Last Vegas tracked “Eat Me” at Johnny K’s hit-making Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, a spot familiar to the band where they recorded critically acclaimed ‘Bad Decisions’ and 2013’s ‘Sweet Salvation’.

The fast pace worked to the band’s favor; as they adopted a “first-thought, best-thought, only thought” approach.

“We gathered some favorite demos lying around, added a few fresh ideas and rehearsed the hell out of the songs for about 8 days” says singer Chad Cherry. “We were tracking vocals up through the night I left for LA. We recorded like 12 songs in about 11 hours at Groovemaster, and it felt like we were making our first album again. It was awesome”.

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The Last Vegas initially decided to self-produce ‘Eat Me’, after working with some industry heavyweights (2010’s ‘Whatever Gets You Off’-Nikki Sixx; 2012’s ‘Bad Decisions’-Johnny K; 2013’s ‘Sweet Salvation’-Roy Z).

And luckily TLV’s vision was perfectly complimented by a musical contact Nathan Arling came across while in Sweden filming the ‘Allt For Sverige’ TV series; Engineer/Producer Chris Laney. Mr. Laney mixed the album “Eat Me” in Stockholm, Sweden, song by song, as The Last Vegas fed him sessions built-in Chicago at the TLV studio space.

“We chipped away at each track’s session, layering guitars, Moog synths, bongos, bells, wind chimes, and even an old-school talk-box” says guitarist Bryan Wilkinson who makes his debut on “Eat Me”. “Chris’s mixes just kept blowing us away. Chris asked if he could go crazy in the mixes, and we demanded he do so.”

“Eat Me” is the first time The Last Vegas have collaborated with a European production team (Sweden’s Grammy-nominated Classe Persson is mastering). Being long-time fans of Scandinavian rock production and influenced by records from The Hellacopters, Turbonegro, Nomads and more, The Last Vegas were thrilled with a new approach in making an modern-day album; and the results of the inter-continental experiment.

“There’s a lot of feeling in this record. It’s fascinating what you can express musically when you record songs quickly, never second-guessing your gut instinct. We found the soul in Rock’n’Roll; from both Chicago and Stockholm” says Adam Arling. “But let’s not get too serious, I mean the album is called “Eat Me” after all. Catch you on tour in 2016.”



Chad Cherry – lead vocals

Adam Arling – guitar

Nathan Arling – drums

Bryan Wilkinson – guitar

Danny Smash – bass

Facebook: the LAST VEGAS


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IRON MAIDEN – To Perform 2 Concerts In Tokyo, Japan This April

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 6, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The super legendary IRON MAIDEN will play 2 nights at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan on April 20th and 21st.

Tickets go on general sale on March 12th.

For more info, click on the link below:


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RAGEHAMMER – Signs to Pagan Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 6, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Pagan Records is proud to announce the signing of Cracovian act Ragehammer for their debut full-length. Established in 2012, the quartet has already made a lot of noise due to their uncompromising take on old-school Thrash, Black and Speed Metal.

Their War Hawks demo (2012) received plenty of positive reviews and currently the band is putting the final touches on their debut full-length, entitled The Hammer Doctrine. The album will be released this Spring through Pagan Records and will be followed up by a 7-inch vinyl split with Sweden’s Turbocharged through Godz ov War/Mythrone Promotion.

Listen to War Hawks demo:

Watch Ragehammer live:


Corpsebutcher – Bass
Mortar – Drums
Bestial Avenger – Guitars
Heretik Hellstörm – Vocals

Critical Praise:

“…one can find some traces of some recent Darkthrone albums, plus a bit of Nifelheim or even Absu (why not?), so anything that can have any signs of pure, old styled and archaic metal – be it Black, Thrash or Heavy Metal… Oh, sorry, but have I mentioned Venom?” – Panzerfaust Zine

“…the band goes at breakneck speed, making War Hawks one hell of an album to headbang or mosh to.” – Heavy Metal Tribune

“War Hawks is a decent demo likely to appeal to fans of Cruel Force, Deathhammer, and even Nifelheim, so if you’re a dedicated follower of this style, don’t miss out.” – From The Dust Returned


Source: Dewar PR

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On This Day In METAL History – February 5th… From SLADE To DROWNING POOL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, movies, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on February 5, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Slade - Look Wot You Dun - promo 45rpm cover pic - #MOILMFD990909

On February 5th, 1972 – Glam Rock/Hard Rock pioneers SLADE had their huge single, Look Wot You Dun, ranked at #1 in the UK. Whoa and whoa again! By the way, this SLADE song is very, very cool.

KISS - publicity band photo - red white blue Kiss logo - 2014

On this day in KISSTORY – February 5, 2002 – The sensational ‪‎KISS kicked off the New York City Fashion Week with a rockin’ performance at the Lane Bryant Fashion Show. The band performed Shout it Out Loud, Lick it Up, Love Gun, God of Thunder and Rock and Roll All Nite. Yup.

Drowning Pool - Hellelujah - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO339969ILMFD

On February 5th, 2016 – The newly released studio album from DROWNING POOL is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album has a most Metal appropriate title too: Hellelujah.

Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction - promo cover pic - 1992 - #MOILMFD993366

On February 5th, 2016MEGADETH’s fifth studio album from 1992, Countdown To Extinction, is ranked at #26, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. The Earth begins to rumble…

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On February 5th, 1919:

United Artists Was Created! Read all about it with link below:


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SIX REASONS TO KILL – Release “Rote Erde” Trailer Video

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 4, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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SIX REASONS TO KILL have released a trailer video for upcoming Bastardized Recordings vinyl 7″ EP Rote Erde. Check it out at this location or below:

The video’s band scenes were filmed by Yves Ambitious Film. The trailer was recorded and edited by Daniel Zimmermann from

SIX REASONS TO KILL recently revealed the cover artwork and track list for new EP Rote Erde (German for “Red  Earth”). The EP will be released March 11 through Bastardized Recordings on 7″ vinyl with three limited-edition vinyl colors available.  Rote Erde contains two new songs: the title track and a cover version of DISMEMBER’s “Of Fire.”

Impacted by line-up changes during the last year, SIX REASONS TO KILL became darker and more brutal in their songwriting, lyrics and artwork. The band plays brute Metal with a lot of anger. The new lyrics are written in German and deal with politically and socially critical topics.

The songs were recorded in summer 2015 at the Beast Audio Studios Frankfurt and mixed and mastered by Kohle at Kohlekeller Studio. The artwork was created by Schrottgrenze.

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   Rote Erde – Track List:

  1. Rote Erde
  2. Of Fire (Dismember cover)



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ARMSTRONG METAL FEST – Reveal More Bands For 2016 Line Up; Early Bird Presale Tickets Available Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 3, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Online Store Now Open!

Revealing their first six bands last week, Armstrong Metalfest is proud to reveal its next batch of bands for this year’s line up taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena. This year’s fest plans to showcase a high-caliber of Western Canadian and international bands, which will include this year’s Best Metal winner from the Whammy Awards taking place in Vancouver on Feb 12th whom will be invited to perform at the fest. Event details here.

Bands confirmed for AMF are the following:

XUL (Vernon, BC)

Trollband (Edmonton, AB/ Vancouver, BC) –

Apprentice (Vancouver, BC) –

Kataplexis (Calgary, AB) –

DEAD ASYLUM (Vancouver, BC) –

Leave the Living (Red Deer, AB) –

Also confirmed last week:

ArkenFire (Kelowna, BC) –

Bleed (Edmonton, AB) –

Black Wizard (Vancouver, BC) –

WMD (Calgary, AB) –

Slagduster (Grand Forks, BC) –

Cryptic Enslavement (Nanaimo, BC) –

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Early Bird Presale has begun!

Tickets prices as follows: 
– $90 limited early bird presale, online only (November 1st to January 31st)
- $120 regular presale (February 1st to July 14) 
- $160 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased at the following link: 

Upcoming AMF / West Metal Entertainment Partner Events:

Feb 18 – Venron, BC @ The Green – West Metal Entertainment Presents – AMF 2015 Year in Review – Event info

April 23 – Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks Nightclub – West Metal Entertainment Presents w/ Kalmah, Vesperia, Xul, DropDeadFred – Event info

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Taking influence from Europe’s music festival circuit, Armstrong Metal Fest is a heavy metal celebration that encourages metal heads from across Canada and the globe to mosh and camp with the backdrop of great outdoors of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. What started as a backyard party in 2009 with nothing but eleven local metal bands such as Terrifier, Xul and Odinfist to name a few, has grown into a a huge success admired by the Western Canadian Metal scene. 2016 will be the eighth year of the festival and is planned to be the largest year for music and attendance yet.

This year’s team of organizers known as the West Metal Entertainment Society is the most dedicated to date and are excited to present an incredible line up, along with some changes to come for AMF 2016. Previous years of the festival have seen line ups with Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Anciients, Bison BC, Striker, Crimson Shadows, Holy Grail, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Divinity, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, XUL, Odinfist, Death Toll Rising and Gomorrah among many others .

For more info, please visit:




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On This Day In METAL History – February 2nd… From IRON MAIDEN To NELSON

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 2, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Killers - promo cover pic - large!

On February 2nd, 1981 – The iconic IRON MAIDEN released their second studio album, Killers, in the UK. Yes, the legendary Paul Di’Anno was still the lead singer for this studio album and would be his last with IRON MAIDEN. If you don’t own this album, you are obviously not a legitimate Metalhead.

Nelson - After The Rain - #1990NMO - promo album cover

On February 2nd, 1990NELSON had their huge hit single, After The Rain, sitting at #6, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. NELSON Forever. So there.

Don Dokken - Rock Beat - magazine cover promo - 1988 - #MO3993ILMFD9

On February 2nd, 2008DON DOKKEN performed at House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Shown above: April, 1988 Rock Beat cover feature of DON DOKKEN. Freaking whoa!

Overkill - classic band logo - green - #90OKMOBE

On February 2nd, 2013 – The mighty OVERKILL performed at House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, USA. Dig it.

Avantasia - Ghostlights - promo cover pic - 2016 - #MO33ILMFD909

On February 2nd, 2016Ghostlights (Bonus Version) from Tobias Sammet’s AVANTASIA is ranked at #3, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yup. Very cool.

Primal Fear - Rulebreaker - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO9933ILMFD0004

On February 2nd, 2016 – The new studio album from Germany’s PRIMAL FEAR, Rulebreaker, is ranked at #15, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. By the way, this new PRIMAL FEAR offering kicks enormous Metal ass. Yes, it does.

Manowar - band classic logo - silver - black

On February 2nd, 2016 – The powerful MANOWAR are scheduled to destroy at Konserthus in Stavanger, Norway. This is one of many dates on MANOWAR‘s Gods And Kings World Tour 2016. Hell, yes and Hail MANOWAR!


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