Pagan Metal Orchestra VORNA To Release 2nd Full-Length Album In December: Album Information And Single Now Released!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on October 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The Finnish Pagan Metal band VORNA will release their second full length album ”Ei valo minua seuraa” (transl. ”No Light Follows Me”) on 4th December 2015. The album will be released through Inverse Records.

The album has been mixed by Tuomas Kokko from Electric Fox Studios (e.g. Swallow the Sun, Ghost Brigade) and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde from Virtalähde Mastering (e.g. Black Crucifixion, Alghazanth, Ghost Brigade). The album cover artworks have been designed by Jarno Lahti from Kaamos Illustration & Design (e.g. Pain, Hypocrisy, Before the Dawn).

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The lead-vocalist Vesa Salovaara shared a few words about the album recordings and about the actual album:

”This year has most certainly been Vorna’s busiest one to date and the whole album making process was quite intensive experience as well. The song material was constantly evolving from the earliest demo sessions in April all the way to the mixing which took place in July. As a result we think we’re holding our most mature, diverse and also, in a way, darkest album yet. Still, neither risks nor untamed intuitive ideas were avoided and we believe that one might find even somewhat surprising shades from it’s depths. Lyrically ”Ei valo minua seuraa” is dealing with quite universal and timeless themes. The story is fundamentally about a journey towards mental or spiritual equilibrium which is being torned by contradictive identities and generally estranged world.

”Jälkemme” represents the more straightforward approach of the album and that’s one of the reasons we chose it to be the first single. It’s quite a beast of a song and we believe it has a lot to offer in live environment. Come to our show and witness it yourself!”

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1. Harmaudesta (Away from Grey)
2. Jälkemme (Heritage)
3. Itsetön (Soul Shriven)
4. Sieluni varjossa (In the Nightside of Self)
5. Vaipunut (Of Life Descended)
6. Yksin (Alone)
7. Hiljaiset rauniot (Silent Ruins)

Check out the new ”Jälkemme” single from below:

VORNA will head out for a European tour in October. The shows in October are co-headlined with the German Black Metal titans Thyrgrim and the two shows in Sweden in November with the Swedish Folk/Viking Metal band Grimner. Below you may find all tour dates:

1.10.2015 – FI – Semifinal, Helsinki

2.10.2015 – FI – Katse, Jyväskylä + Thyrgrim (DE) & Enthring (FI)

3.10.2015 – FI – Varjobaari, Tampere + Thyrgrim (DE) & Nation Despair (FI)

9.10.2015 – DE – Helvete, Oberhausen + Thyrgrim (DE), Firtan (DE) & Kapala (DE)

10.10.2015 – DE – From Hell, Erfurt + Thyrgrim (DE), Heimdalls Wacht (DE) & Pestnebel (DE)

16.10.2015 – NL – dB’s, Utrecht + Thyrgrim (DE) & Nefast (NL)

17.10.2015 – NL – Boelie’s Pub, Winschoten + Thyrgrim (DE), Hemelbestormer (BE), Anasarca (DE) & Miscall (NL)

13.11.2015 – SWE – Palatset, Linköping + Grimner (SWE) & King of Asgard (SWE)

14.11.2015 – SWE – PSB, Stockholm + Grimner (SWE) & Apocalypse Orchestra (SWE)

21.11.2015 – FI – Dog’s Home, Tampere + Kivimetsän Druidi


For more info on VORNA:

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Source: Inverse Records





IRON MAIDEN – The Book Of Souls World Tour 2016 – USA Dates, Cities And Venues Announced

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on October 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Iron Maiden Facebook:

IRON MAIDEN will open The Book Of Souls World Tour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 24 February 2016, playing nine shows in total, finishing up at The Forum, LA on April 15th.

The dates are:

FEB 24 – Ft Lauderdale, FLA – BB&T Center

FEB 26 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

FEB 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center

MAR 30 – New York – Madison Square Garden

APR 05 – Detroit, MI – Palace Of Auburn Hills

APR 06 – Chicago, IL – United Center

APR 11 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

APR 13 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

APR 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

Tickets are on sale Oct 10th with fanclub presale on Oct 6th – see for details.


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AKASAVA – Announce New Rituals, With Musical Rumblings In The Distance

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on October 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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French Occult Doom-rockers Akasava have announced new shows in their homeland, two in their local Le Havre and one in Rouen.

The band give an especial shout-out to Belgian doom lot Bathsheba, with whom they are playing in Le Havre. “We are honoured that we get to play with such an excellent band,” enthuses frontman Louis Hauguel.

He goes on to drop some further excellent news from the Akasava camp: the band are currently demoing new material that they are planning to record “beginning next year.” The songs follow an extremely well-received EP this year entitled Strange Aeons, which you can check out on Bandcamp here:

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The dates are as follows:

* 15/10/15 – Le Trois Pièces, Rouen + Flippin’ Hot + Cheap Wine (

* 16/10/15 – Mc Daid’s, Le Havre + BATHSHEBA

* 03/12/15 – Mc Daid’s, Le Havre + Astonia + Last Train (Facebook event to be announced)


Louis Hauguel – Vocals, Lyrics

Arnold Lucas – Guitars, Organ

Amélie Gavalda – Bass Guitar

David Touroul – Drums

Akasava online:

Facebook –

Bandcamp –

Twitter –

“The Witch Is Rising” video:

Live video –


Source: Dewar PR






MEGADETH – New Studio Album “Dystopia” Releases On January 22nd, 2016

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The magnificent MEGADETH will be releasing their fifteenth studio album, Dystopia, on January 22nd, 2016. What a grand Metal way to start off the new year of 2016, with new MEGADETH!

How about the album cover art for Dystopia? I’m digging it. Looks like Vic Rattlehead is some kind of cyborg security officer or bounty hunter, in a futuristic and devastated city? That destroyed bridge on the album cover carries some social symbolism; a bridge to nowhere, maybe? I am looking forward to getting this CD and… Metal Be Thy Name.


Hear “Fatal Illusion”:



Along with co-founding members Dave Mustaine and David EllefsonLAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler is featured on this entire Dystopia release, along with Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro of ANGRA fame.


DID YOU KNOW: The definition of Dystopia is: an imaginative or real society where everything is horrible and immoral, while the environment is forever deteriorating. This is also a society that is ruled by a totalitarian government.






GIRLSCHOOL – Metal Legends To Release 13th Studio Album On November 13th

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, classic rock with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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London’s NWOBHM Legends GIRLSCHOOL are to release their 13th studio album, Guilty As Sin, on November 13th, via UDR Music. Guilty As Sin will be available in red colored vinyl gatefold album and digipack. This hotly anticipated album was produced by the great Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Witch Cross, among others).

GIRLSCHOOL’s cover song of the Bee Gees huge 70’s Disco hit, Staying Alive, ought to be very interesting, indeed! Uh, oh. “Disco” was mentioned here on Metal Odyssey. May the Metal Gods forgive us all. Metal Be Thy Name!



Kim McAuliffe – Vocals and Guitar

Enid Williams – Vocals and Bass

Jackie Chambers – Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals

Denise Dufort – Drums

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  1. Come the Revolution
  2. Take it like a band
  3. Guilty as Sin
  4. Treasure
  5. Awkward Position
  6. Staying Alive ( Bee Gees Cover)
  7. Perfect Storm
  8. Painful
  9. Night Before
  10. Everybody Loves (Saturday Night)
  11. Coming your Way* BONUS*
  12. Tonight BONUS

* only available on limited edition and digital album



Side A:

  1. Come the Revolution
  2. Take it like a band
  3. Guilty as Sin
  4. Treasure
  5. Awkward Position

Side B:

  1. Staying Alive ( Bee Gees Cover)
  2. Perfect Storm
  3. Painful
  4. Night Before
  5. Everybody Loves (Saturday Night)
  6. Tonight ( Bonus)





On This Day In METAL History – October 2nd… From KISS To QUEENSRŸCHE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on October 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On October 2nd, 1978Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss’ solo studio albums were each certified Gold & Platinum by the RIAA. Whoa! By the way, my favorite KISS solo album has always been Paul Stanley. Then again, it’s Ace Frehley. Gene Simmons has a very cool 1978 solo album too. Okay, I can’t make up my Metal mind, after all these Metal years. Metal be thy name!

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On October 2nd, 2015 – The newly released studio album, CONDITION HÜMAN, from the great QUEENSRŸCHE is ranked at #5, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hip, hip Metal hooray! By the way, I am a RŸCHER. Dig it.

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On October 2nd, 2015 – The newly released studio album, GOLGOTHA, from the wonderful W.A.S.P. is ranked at #46, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Leaping Metal lizards! Um… Blackie Lawless for U.S. President.

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On October 2nd, 2015 – The Metal supergroup DENNER / SHERMANN have their newly released EP, SATAN’S TOMB, ranked at #47 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This incredible Metal lineup features: Michael Denner on guitar, Hank Shermann on guitar, Sean Peck as lead vocalist, Snowy Shaw on drums and Marc Grabowski on bass. Holy shit, that’s a freaking legendary lineup of Metal musicians.

Watch the trailer below for SATAN’S TOMB:

DID YOU KNOW: I am going to buy this DENNER / SHERMANN CD and play it a billion times and maybe more. I will also put this CD under my pillow at night and thank the MIGHTY METAL GODS from Center Earth for having this band assemble. Holy Metal shit and hallelujah.


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RADIO EXILE – Joins HighVolMusic

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on October 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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HighVolMusic is pleased to announce that RADIO EXILE has signed on with the label for release of their self titled debut.

In the post era of the FM dominated airwaves comes a new generation of classic rock, RADIO EXILE.

On rare occasions, some magical-artistic vibe goes out calling up a unique set of musicians to create groundbreaking music. When truly great musicians come together, the resulting brotherhood/sisterhood embraces their diversity, enabling them to collaborate so as to push through otherwise insurmountable boundaries. Collaboratively, they each pour the very best of what makes them cutting edge individually, into one dynamic presentation. For the rest of us, we are compelled to listen over and over.

RADIO EXILE features Chandler Mogel / Lead and Backing VocalsCharlie Calv / Piano, Keyboards, Jimmy Leahey / Guitars, Backing Vocals, Kenny Aaronson / Bass, and Dave Anthony / Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals. Individually, these musicians that come together to form RADIO EXILE have perform on stage or in the studio with the greatest artists of our time. This list includes Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Hall and Oates, Allison Krauss, Billy Idol, John Waite, members of Pink Floyd, Styx, Journey, Van Halen, the Rolling Stones, and Black Sabbath. This talent pool has been tapped, used, and appreciated over the years. Now, together as one, five brilliantly successful, creative worlds collide in a panoramic musical explosion.

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Enlisting Grammy-nominated engineer/producer Steve DeAcutis (Vanilla Fudge, Cyndi Lauper, Corey Glover) and veteran producer/A&R man Steve Lunt (Britney Spears, ‘NSync , Joan Jett), the guys checked into the SPA (Sound Spa Recording) and an immediate synergy took hold. The finishing touches were then added by top mastering engineer Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Train, Pete Townsend) at his West West Side Music facility.

The RADIO EXILE debut is set for a November release via HighVolMusic and will be available as a special-limited edition E.P. combo package. Additionally, HVM is putting a deal together with a Japanese partner to make the full length release available as an import. A European version will also be available via AOR Heaven/Cargo.

“Charlie Calv and I go back a ways to the old Chavis Records days. We had not seen each other for years and wouldn’t you know it, we run into each other at last years Rock N’ Skull festival. Naturally we stayed in touch and when he presented the RE project to me I was blown away! It’s fresh, new, not outdated and I am a big fan of Chandler Mogul’s work. Every musician in this project is magnificent! Of course I said let’s make it happen! I am honored to have been asked and to be part of the Radio Exile team. We’ve added another component of real rock music to continue the diverse portfolio of artists we have at HighVolMusic.”Bill Chavis, CEO, HighVolMusic

RADIO EXILE is working on a new video for ‘No Pity On The Highway’ to coincide with the release with details to be announced. More info available at or



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