Archive for January, 2013

DORO – “The Queen Of Heavy Metal” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 31, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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DORO – Since I can, today I make the METAL declaration that: DORO “The Queen Of Heavy Metal” is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Now, go and listen to some newly released DORO and… Raise Your Fist!

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DORO - RAISE YOUR FIST (2012)

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You can also listen to plenty of DORO classics by getting ahold of this gem:

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DORO – Under My Skin / A Fine Selection Of Doro Classics (2012)

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And… step back into METAL time and let some classic WARLOCK into your Rockin’ world! Metal be thy name!

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WARLOCK – TRIUMPH AND AGONY (1987)

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* If you wanna read my (really cool) review on DORO’s new album Raise Your Fist, just click on that stupendous link below! Whoa!

DORO “Raise Your Fist” – Heavy Metal Queen’s New Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

This DORO – Raise Your Fist album review was posted on Metal Odyssey back on October 14, 2012.

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For more info on DORO, click on the links below!

http://www.doro.de/

http://www.facebook.com/DoroOfficial

http://www.twitter.com/DoroOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/DoroOfficial

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LONG LIVE DORO, THE QUEEN OF HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

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KISS “Smashes, Thrashes & Hits” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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KISS – SMASHES, THRASHES & HITS

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KISS – Smashes, Thrashes & Hits was released back in the glorious Heavy Metal year of 1988. This greatest hits collection contains 15 KISS hits, with 2 songs that were previously unreleased: Let’s Put The X In Sex and (You Make Me) Rock Hard. There are at least a dozen or so greatest hits albums from KISS and that number may very well be conservative. This compilation is worth owning though, especially if you’re a KISSaholic.

My name is Stone… and I’m a KISSaholic.

Some may feel that Let’s Put The X In Sex is a cheesy KISS song, however, I find myself singing along to it each and every time It plays! I don’t give a stinking shit, this KISS song is simply (gulp) FUN! As it’s been declared by many great warriors of Metal: “If it’s too loud, you’re too old” and “If it’s too fun and wild, you’re most likely severely constipated.”

Beth is sung by (the late and legendary) Eric Carr. Eric obviously sang his heart out on Beth and I dig that. With that said, Beth will always be a Peter Criss song, in my Metal heart. Peter Criss is a living KISS legend, by the way. I had to throw that in.

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There are many timeless KISS classics heard on Smashes, Thrashes & Hits; with Love Gun, Detroit Rock City, Strutter, Calling Dr. Love, Rock And Roll All Nite, Deuce, Shout It Out Loud and I Love It Loud being my favorites off this CD. Okay, Let’s Put The X In Sex is a favorite of mine too… I’m not bashful about saying this song, when played LOUD, gives me ostrich bumps all over my semi-good looking face. Metal be thy name.

My name is Stone… and I feel The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is a joke without KISS having enshrinement there. Those who have kept KISS out of this hall can KISS my Metal lovin’ ass. Whoa.

Lick It Up, Heaven’s On Fire, Tears Are Falling and I Was Made For Lovin’ You round out the 15 KISS classics you’ll hear on this CD. These are the KISS songs that I consider as being on the “second-tier” of KISS quality. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy these KISS songs too; only they’re not as legendary to my ears and Metal soul.

* One confusing item of note: is it Night or Nite? I’ve always known and seen the spelling of this iconic KISS song as: Rock And Roll All Nite. On this CD’s track listing, this song is spelled as: Rock And Roll All Night. Whoa.

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For more info on KISS, click on the links below!

http://www.kissonline.com

facebook: KISS

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LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

METAL NEWS: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – Reveal New Album Title, Track Listing And Artwork!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Killswitch Engage have revealed the cover art to their forthcoming studio album, Disarm the Descent, which will be available everywhere April 2. As with all of their previous releases, the cover was designed by bassist Mike D’Antonio. The track listing for the record, which will be the band’s first with vocalist Jesse Leach since 2002′s Alive or Just Breathing, is as follows:

The Hell In Me

Beyond the Flames

The New Awakening

In Due Time

A Tribute to the Fallen

Turning Point

All We Have

You Don’t Bleed for Me

The Call

No End in Sight

Always

Time Will Not Remain

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And, last but not least, you can listen to a clip of some new music here.

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(Source: Roadrunner Records)

For more info on KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, click on the links below!

facebook: Killswitch Engage

http://www.twitter.com/kseofficial

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LONG LIVE KILLSWITCH ENGAGE.

Stone.

GREAT WHITE ENTERS TOP 10 CLASSIC ROCK RADIO CHART

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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GREAT WHITE – Multi-platinum recording artists, GREAT WHITE announced today that the band’s third single off of Elation, Hard to Say Goodbye, has reached No. 10 on the classic rock radio Mediabase chart. The heartfelt single has tugged the heartstrings of audiences, especially the military.

GREAT WHITE released Elation (the band’s 12th studio record) from Frontiers Records in May 2012. Elation thrives on GREAT WHITE’s signature grit and blues-hued sound, only marked with a new synergy.

“’Hard To Say Goodbye’ and ‘Promised Land’ should be staples on Nashville radio this summer,” wrote Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles’ Mitch Lafon.

“Great to see them back and rockin’ better than ever,” said ‘Hitman’, program director for KQXX FM (McAllen/Brownsville, Texas).

“’Hard to Say Goodbye’ from GREAT WHITE brings a great band back to radio, it’s a huge phone request with our ladies,” said Max Volume of KOZZ FM (Reno, Nev.).

Catch GREAT WHITE live on KUSI TV’s Good Morning San Diego, Thursday, January 31, 9 a.m. pacific time. Tune in to KGB FM (San Diego) at 6:45 a.m. pacific time on Friday, February 1, and watch XETV TV (San Diego) at 8:20 a.m. pacific time for more coverage.

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GREAT WHITE’s robust touring schedule just added a direct support slot for WHITESNAKE on July 27 at the Mattawa Voyageur Days in Mattawa, Ontario. With more dates to be announced soon, the current 2013 concert dates:

February 1, Sycuan Casino (El Cajon, Calif.)

March 16 – 20, Monsters of Rock Cruise (various)

March 30, Sierra Ballroom at Boomtown Casino (Reno, Nev.)

April 5, Chester’s Harley Davidson Pavilion (Mesa, Ariz.)

May 10, The Railhead at Boulder Station Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.)

June 1, Ride for a Cure (Salt Lake City, Utah)

June 27, Chumash Casino (Santa Ynez, Calif.)

July 6, Concerts on the Green (Hollister, Calif.)

July 11, Gettysburg Bike Week (Gettysburg, Pa.)

July 12, BBQ Festival (Kankakee, Ill.)

July 20, Waukesha County Fair (Waukesha, Wis.)

July 26, Braun’s Concert Cove (Akron, N.J.)

July 27, Mattawa Voyageur Days (Mattawa, Ontario, Canada)

August 2, Rocking the River (Detroit, Mich.)

August 3, Yamhill County Fair (McMinnville, Ore.)

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Featuring founder Mark Kendall (guitar), and 28-year-veterans Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Audie Desbrow (drums), lead singer Terry Ilous and bassist Scott Snyder join them. GREAT WHITE emerged unscathed from late 2011 band member changes. Best known for the 1989 smash “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” GREAT WHITE’s worldwide sales are approaching 10 million. Their song arsenal also includes  “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love,” “The Angel Song,” “Mistabone,” “I’ve Got Something For You” and “Feeling So Much Better” (recent Top 20 on the classic rock chart.) Visit GreatWhiteRocks.com for additional information.

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For more info on GREAT WHITE, click on the links below!

http://GREATWHITEROCKS.COM

facebook: Great White [Band]

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LONG LIVE GREAT WHITE.

Stone.

METAL NEWS: WHITE WIDOWS – Sacrament Music To Release Debut From New Brooklyn Metal Collective

Posted in hardcore, hardcore metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Brooklyn-based Sacrament Music, founded at the beginning of 2013 by the owners of Saint Vitus Bar/Club, has already announced its second release for the year. Following the label’s recent virgin signing announcement for the debut from local cohorts Sannhet, Sacrament now confirms the pending debut from newly formed Metallic Hardcore outfit WHITE WIDOWS.

Formed by drummer Kenny Appell (Goes Cube, Cleanteeth), bassist Brian Ponto, guitarists Nick Emde (The Destro) and Travis Bacon (Grudges), and vocalist David Castillo (Primitive Weapons, Saint Vitus Bar, Sacrament Music), WHITE WIDOWS merges NYC-style Metallic Hardcore and Southern Sludge Metal elements and production into mid-paced metallic grooves, slow-motion breakdowns and high-paced pit-swinging melees diversifying the flow over the self-titled debut’s twenty-four minute lifespan. The record was recorded with Dean Baltulonis at the Wild Arctic in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All, Most Precious Blood, Goes Cube) and will see a digital release/exclusive shirt package via Sacrament Music on March 1st.

Among other regional shows to be confirmed continually, WHITE WIDOWS will storm Acheron in Brooklyn with Pittsburgh crust warriors Heartless in March and have two shows with local pirates Mutilation Rites and Seattle deathbeaters Black Breath in Brooklyn and Philly in April.

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WHITE WIDOWS Shows:

3/09/2013 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Heartless

4/20/2013 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Black Breath, Mutilation Rites

4/21/2013 O’Reily’s – Philadelphia, PA w/ Black Breath, Mutilation Rites

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on WHITE WIDOWS, click on the link below!

facebook: White Widows

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LONG LIVE WHITE WIDOWS.

Stone.

GAMA BOMB – New Album “The Terror Tapes” Releases This April On AFM Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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AFM Records proudly welcomes Irish Thrashers GAMA BOMB as newest addition to its roster! We are looking forward to work with this young, enthusiastic band. New album The Terror Tapes will be released on April 22nd.

RELEASE DATES:

April 19th – Europe

April 22nd – UK

April 23rd – USA

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GAMA BOMB:

Joe McGuigan – Bass And Vocals

Philly Byrne – Vocals

Domo Dixon – Lead Guitar

Paul Caffrey – Drums

John Roche – Guitar

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For more info on GAMA BOMB, click on the links below!

facebook: GAMA BOMB

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LONG LIVE GAMA BOMB.

Stone.

SCORPION CHILD – Signs To Nuclear Blast, Announces Debut Album Details!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, psychedelic rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Attributes in music are known to be cyclical. Every few years, a band comes along who borrows just enough from the revered past to bring a new infusion of vitality to the musical present. SCORPION CHILD’s sound invokes a time when guitar-driven Rock ruled radio’s airwaves, when being hypnotized by a frontman and his bandmates in a concert arena was one of life’s ultimate main events.

A five-piece from Austin, Texas, SCORPION CHILD have spent the last few years perfecting both their songwriting and stage show. Guitarists Chris Cowart and David Finner deliver their finessed twin guitar attack with experience older than their years; bassist Shaun Avants and drummer Shawn Alvear are steadfast sentinels of their driving rhythm section; and lead singer Aryn Jonathan Black fronts the Psychedelic Rock cavalry with a passion & voice reminiscent of the early eras of Robert Plant and Ronnie James Dio.

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“I’ve always wanted to hear new musical ingredients within a classic heavy sound,” states vocalist AJB. “It’s great to witness captivating performances where both the live show and the band’s recorded material can complement one another. The heavy-prog sounds of URIAH HEEP, HAIRY CHAPTER, and the epic delivery of early RAINBOW showcases these crossovers brilliantly and gave us all honest – yet relentless – sonics to aspire to. That’s why it’s important for us as a band to maintain spontaneity while putting a special emphasis into integral hooks.”

This May, Nuclear Blast will release SCORPION CHILD’s self-titled, full-length debut. Produced and arranged by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (THE ANSWER, AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD…), the album uses analog recording technology to organically capture a hybrid of nine, hook-filled chapters of heavy Psych Rock. The goal? To breathe new life into a neglected yet still important musical heritage.

Dangerous guitar riffs, soul-ridden bass lines, and thunderous drums with powerful rock vocals as lead conductor convey the on-stage swagger of SCORPION CHILD and will prepare you for the live experience awaiting you when the band tours the U.S. and Europe throughout 2013.

To watch the lyric video for Polygon Of Eyes or to stream the song, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYw9hFeonW8 or surf to http://www.facebook.com/scorpionchild and ‘like’ the band!

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Scorpion Child – Track Listing:

1. Kings Highway
2. Polygon Of Eyes
3. The Secret Spot
4. Salvation Slave
5. Liquor
6. Antioch
7. In The Arms Of Ecstasy
8. Lover’s Leap
9. Red Blood (The River Flows)

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on SCORPION CHILD, click on the links below!

http://www.scorpionchild.com

http://www.facebook.com/scorpion-child

http://www.twitter.com/scorpionchild

http://www.youtube.com/user/scorpionchil…

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LONG LIVE SCORPION CHILD.

Stone.

RUSS DWARF – An Exclusive Metal Odyssey Interview!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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RUSS DWARF – A ROCK ‘N ROLL HERO

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RUSS DWARF – When you think of Canadian Rock ‘N Roll heroes, RUSH, Neil Young, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Triumph, Loverboy, Aldo Nova, Paul Anka, Bryan Adams, Kataklysm and Kittie (to name a many few) may come to mind very quickly. Another Canadian Rock ‘N Roll hero that should never be missed in conversation is Russ Dwarf, as well as his legendary 80′s Heavy Metal band: Killer Dwarfs.

Russ Dwarf has had an eventful, memorable, tour-filled, record charting and MTV spotlighted career with his band Killer Dwarfs; from the earliest of the 80′s to the middle of the 90′s decade being this band’s studio recording years. With Killer Dwarfs currently being on hiatus, Russ Dwarf is once again embarking on a solo project, with his newest studio album WIReLeSS having final touches done with mixing, as you read this.

With being involved with the evolution of 80′s Heavy Metal and having other musical projects of esteem on his Rockin’ impressive resume, Russ Dwarf has seen a lot and accomplished just as much, so Russ Dwarf has many things to say! Therefore, this will be a first in an eventual series of interviews with Russ Dwarf. Here you’ll find interesting and downright fun facts about the Rockin’ career of Russ Dwarf, in his own words:

STONE: How did the idea for “WIReLeSS” come about?

RUSS: It was just a natural progression really. I had been doing these songs this way for a couple of years with long time friend and guitarist Glenn Belcher. Basically, we have been playing shows and doing Killer Dwarfs tunes, plus songs from my solo record “Penny Black” and Moxy and HardRoad songs. I wrote an album a few years ago with Earl Johnson, the guitar player from Moxy and I am currently the singer in Moxy. Glenn does such fine arrangements that we wanted to record them and Hey We Did!

STONE: Who else is involved in making “WIReLeSS” a reality?

RUSS: Well as I said my childhood Pal Glenn Belcher (we’ve known each other since I was 14) was really the catalyst in making this happen, as well as Rob “Zaks” Zakojc my business partner in the “Smoothline Entertainment Group” he sings and also plays bass on the record. Then a bunch of old Pals from this area, Kevin Simpson, Dan Lear, and Kevin Reid from my Russ Dwarf Band all played guitar, as well as Cosmo Crupi who added some keys. Fred Duvall, the owner of “The Bunker” studio, played percussion and Co-produced the record with Glenn Belcher. I was also lucky enough to have Ron ”Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns & Roses) and Glen Drover (King Diamond, Megadeth, Testament) take the time to play a couple of amazing pieces for me. Oh and I showed up as well to eat the Chinese Food and drink Japanese Beer!

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STONE: Was it difficult or easy to choose which Killer Dwarfs songs would be covered on “WIReLeSS”? Can you describe how you approach translating these songs acoustically?

RUSS: Again Glenn Belcher was a big part of that. His arrangements are really a tribute to how talented this guy is. I love all the original Killer Dwarfs stuff, but this is a whole new life to these songs that have been a part of my life for over half a century. Man I’m OLD! Hearing them come to life again in the studio is like painting an old memory, they still stand up to me after all these years. It’s also a testament to Gerry Finn and Mike Hall’s ability as classic Rock writers as well. I’m very proud of all the songs we wrote all those years ago and I am happy people remember and love them just as much.

STONE: Russ, based on the “new” social-digital landscape of how musicians now sell and promote their music, how important is it to play live today, compared to the 80’s?

RUSS: Well it’s always nice to eat! Honestly I come from a background of “Live Music”, obviously. I’ve been in bands playing live since I was a hairless young lad. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do and have been lucky enough to have found kindred souls seeking the same kind of nomadic lifestyle. I think live music is the most important part of being a writer, singer, musician and comedian! I know the current state of communication brings the world in a little closer than when we started, but you need to get out of your basement and see Live Music, there’s nothing like that feeling. I still get excited at a show, mine or someone’s else’s, it washes over you at the first moments of a Live Show. It’s never changed for me, I still feel it. It’s a bit of oh shit scary and a bit of just youthful heart beats! I might have strayed a bit from the question, but what I’m saying is you MUST PLAY LIVE! You can’t get it together any other way. No matter how much you practice, this is a must. I’ve been blessed to have had that kind of “Show-Bizz” education. As we used to say in the Killer Dwarfs, “it’s an education money can’t buy, but you sure do pay for”!

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RUSS DWARF – 80′s ERA – KILLER DWARFS

STONE: Can you share what the greatest memory of your musical career has been and what you still want to accomplish as an artist?

RUSS: That is a crazy hard question, there’s just way to many memories. It’s funny when I get asked that, the memories actually come back like slivers in my mind. I have a great memory for dates and all the nutty junk that went on, but like any band or group of people you’d get ten different stories of the same event. I can’t pin point one event really, but I can say our very first show with the Killer Dwarfs in San Antonio Texas was unbelievable for me. I was just talking to a friend about this the other day and all the events were floating back. We had never played the USA at this point so it would be our first gig in the US. We were without a record deal at the time, as we had left our first label Attic records at the time we were recording “Stand Tall”, but it wasn’t finished yet, so no deal no record. A Legend in Texas Joe “ The Godfather” Anthony called up to my house in Toronto; it was an odd call because I had No idea who he was and what he was saying was just too crazy. Supposedly our first record was number one in San Antonio and he wanted to know if we’d come down and do a show.

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KILLER DWARFS – STAND TALL (1986)

RUSS: Let me tell you, San Antonio is the most out-and-out hands down Rock N’ Roll town on EARTH! I kid you not! Between the Godfather and Jack Orbin of Stone City Productions, these cats help more bands breakout than anybody for sure. So here we are, a bunch of green Canadian boys, we played tons of shows in those days probably well over 200 a year easy. We did 3 nights at the Infamous Gasworks in Toronto, get in 2 mini vans, then drive straight down to San Antonio in 36 hours. You have to be 20 something to pull this crap off and have a nice night drinking and swimming and god knows what (I know, but ain’t telling). We show up at the gig which is a beautiful old theater called the Majestic and we pulled around back in our lovely rented vans. There was a whack of people all there, fans… and they all start running towards us… we are NEW so we’re going to ourselves “who the %$#@ is in town?” Not realizing how popular we were there, NUTS I say! Needless to say the show was one of those nights you never forget. For me, that’s one of 2 in my life I knew Rock N’ Roll was the Shit. Anyway, I Still Love the Texans with all my heart and to this day have great friends there. Going back is always like going home there.

So there ya have it! Sorry for all the babbling!

Cheers,

Russ

Stone Says: Thank you, Russ! Your babbling is ALWAYS welcomed and yes… YOU ROCK! 

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To read about and watch the teazer video for RUSS DWARF – WiReLeSS, click on that cool link below! Whoa!

RuSS DWaRf “WiReLeSS” TeaZeR – Video Streaming Now!

(Above link is a post launched on Metal Odyssey, on January 15, 2013)

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For more info on RUSS DWARF, click on the links below!

https://twitter.com/RussDWaRf

facebook: Russ DWaRf

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LONG LIVE RUSS DWARF.

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF KILLER DWARFS.

Stone.

LIFELESS – To Release “Godconstruct” On March 1st, Via FDA Rekotz

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Death Metal undeads LIFELESS have finished the work on their long-awaited second album, Godconstruct. The follow-up to the band’s 2008 debut, Beyond the Threshold of Death, contains 11 new stunning and catchy pure classic Death Metal hymns deep from the crypts of Germany, which will crawl into your rotten ears and devour you from the inside out. Do you like rawness combined with emotional melodies? Don’t miss Godconstruct!

Godconstruct is set for a March 1st release through Germany’s FDA Rekotz. The album will be offered in CD, vinyl and digital formats. The vinyl version will come in two different editions, the Die Hard Edition, which is limited to 100 copies on blue vinyl and comes with poster, inlay, sticker and an embroidered patch, and the Obscure Edition on black vinyl with inlay.

Album track Moribund is now streaming at: http://soundcloud.com/fda-rekotz

The pre-sale for CDs, LPs and T-shirt combo packs have begun. Visit http://www.fda-rekotz.com for details and ordering information.

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LIFELESS – Live Dates:

1/25 – Hagen @ Kultopia

2/21 – Berlin @ K17 w/ Deserted Fear, Harm

2/22 – Wolfsburg @ D-Place w/ Deserted Fear, Chapel Of Disease

2/23 – Hamburg @ Bambi Galore w/ Deserted Fear, Chapel Of Disease

2/13 – Oberhausen @ Helvete w/ Sulphur Aeon

6/13 – 6/15 – GTNS Fest w/ Deserted Fear, Revel In Flesh, Dead, Chapel Of Disease

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GODCONSTRUCT – Track Listing:

01 – Praeludium: Endzeit

02 – Godconstruct

03 – Towards Damnation

04 – Moribund

05 – Blood For The Gods

06 – The Truth Concealed

07 – Interludium: Zeitenwende

08 – Seething With Rage

09 – Sworn To Death

10 – Reconquering The Soul

11 – Blindead

12 – Perdition Of The Whore

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LIFELESS:

Marc – Vocals/ Guitar

Daniel L. – Drums

Jan – Guitar

Daniel W. – Bass

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LIFELESS – BIO:

Founded in early 2006, LIFELESS set out to create pure, traditional Death Metal and have done exactly that since day one. No fucking compromises!!!

In 2007, the band self-financed their debut, Beyond The Threshold Of Death. The mastering  was done by Vesa Kenttäkumpu (EVOCATION).

Two  years later, LIFELESS signed with US-based Ibex Moon Records, the label founded by INCANTATION mastermind John McEntee, who re-released Beyond The Threshold Of Death in June of 2010. The re-released featured new artwork and a cover version of DISMEMBER´s classic “Casket Garden” as a bonus track.

In 2011 LIFELESS parted ways with Ibex Moon Records to get more reputation on the European market, and soon signed a new deal with German based FDA-REKOTZ (Entrails, Revel In Flesh, Revolting, Goregast etc.). The band’s FDA debut came in the form of the 7″ split EP, Chapel Of A Lifeless Cult,  with labelmates Chapel Of Disease.

In March of 2013, LIFELESS will release their long-awaited sophomore full-length, Godconstruct. Be prepared for ten tracks of old-school Death fucking Metal!

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on LIFELESS, click on the links below!

facebook: LIFELESS

http://www.myspace.com/lifelessdeathmetal

http://www.youtube.com/lifelessofficial

http://www.fda-rekotz.com

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LONG LIVE LIFELESS.

LONG LIVE TRADITIONAL DEATH METAL.

Stone.

Happy METAL Birthday To… Stone! Metal Be Thy Name!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Stone’s METAL Birthday – Today is Saturday, January 26th and it’s… my birthday! Happy METAL Birthday to me! WHOA!

I won’t actually reveal how old I am. However, here are some hints:

I’m younger than Gene Simmons.

I’m older than Chris Daughtry.

By the way, doesn’t that Motörhead birthday cake (pictured at top) look really… METAL or what! That’s the album cover for Motörhead The Birthday Party. It’s a live Motörhead album released back in 1990.

I’ll be celebrating my METAL Birthday by listening to METAL and preparing for my relocation to Ohio (aka The Buckeye State). No crazy or huge party for Stone. Maybe next year, when things aren’t so unbelievably busy in my life.

Back on April 13, 2010, I posted up a very, very cool article/review (which I wrote) about Motörhead The Birthday Party. You can read all about it, if you like, by clicking on the link below! Whoa!

MOTORHEAD – “THE BIRTHDAY PARTY” ALBUM FROM 1990 THAT’S LIVE AND OUT OF PRINT!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE MOTORHEAD.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

SUFFOCATION – SECOND “PINNACLE OF BEDLAM” TRAILER POSTED ONLINE!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Suffocation _ Pinnacle Of Bedlam - promo cover pic!

2013-01-25 – New York Death Metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have uploaded the second album trailer for their upcoming release Pinnacle of Bedlam.

Watch guitarist Terrance Hobbs discussing the title and artwork of their latest soon-to-be-Death-Metal-classic here: http://youtu.be/6EmebFUqeuw

Trailer #1 http://youtu.be/osLxPA7CQ1w

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Pinnacle of Bedlam - deluxe digipak track listing:

01. Cycles Of Suffering
02. Purgatorial Punishment
03. Eminent Wrath
04. As Grace Descends
05. Sullen Days
06. Pinnacle Of Bedlam
07. My Demise
08. Inversion
09. Rapture Of Revocation
10. Beginning Of Sorrow
Bonus: The making of Pinnacle of Bedlam DVD

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The brand new tracks Cycles of Suffering and As Grace Descends are available for streaming and free download now!

Pinnacle of Bedlam was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering were handled this time around by world-renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE). Pinnacle of Bedlam features 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their Despise The Sun EP. Artwork was handled by artist Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESH, PSYCROPTIC).

Pinnacle of Bedlam will be released February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on SUFFOCATION, click on the links below!

http://www.facebook.com/suffocation

http://www.twitter.com/suffocationband

www.nuclearblastusa.com

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LONG LIVE SUFFOCATION.

Stone.

MISFITS & OSAKA POPSTAR – NYC and New Jersey In-Store Signings On February 6th and 9th!

Posted in horror punk, Music, Punk rock, punk rock albums, punk rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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NEW YORK CITY IN-STORE SIGNING: WED. FEB 6TH AT FORBIDDEN PLANET COMICS

Citizens of Gotham, we plan to fill Forbidden Planet to the brim with Sexy Super-heroines and live undead punks! Pick up your copies of Misfits “DEA.D. ALIVE!” & Osaka Popstar “Super Hero” at Forbidden Planet Comics (832 B’way, bet. 12th & 13th St. in NYC), and get them signed in-person starting at 7pm Wed. Feb 6th!

MEET THE MISFITS & OSAKA POPSTAR + CONTESTS, PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS AT THE EVENT

CLICK HERE: http://www.fpnyc.com to read “The Daily Planet” Forbidden Planet NYC’s online newsletter for more details.

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NEW JERSEY IN-STORE SIGNING: SAT. FEB 9TH AT VINTAGE VINYL

For fiends in the ‘Fits hometown of New Jersey, Misfits Records brings the Misfits & Osaka Popstar to Vintage Vinyl (51 Lafayette Road, Fords, NJ), Sat. Feb. 9th starting at 4pm! Pre-order MISFITS “DEA.D. ALIVE!” on CD or Vinyl LP, or the Osaka Popstar “Super Hero” 12-inch from Vintage Vinyl and get a wristband for the event. For more info, visit the Vintage Vinyl website here: http://www.vvinyl.com/

Misfits - Dea.d. Alive! - promo cover pic!

MISFITS – DEA.D. ALIVE!

Osaka Popstar - Super Hero - promo cover pic!

OSAKA POPSTAR – SUPER HERO

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(Source: MISFITS RECORDS)

For more info on MISFITS, click on the links below!

http://misfits.com/

facebook: Misfits

http://misfits.cinderblock.com/

http://misfitsrecords.com/

http://twitter.com/themisfits

For more info on OSAKA POPSTAR, click on the links below!

http://osakapopstar.com

facebook: Osaka Popstar

http://osakapopstar.cinderblock.com/

http://twitter.com/osakapopstar

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE OSAKA POPSTAR.

Stone.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Writing New Material; Reflect On Past Year’s Accomplishments

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Corrosion Of Conformity - Group Promo Pic 2012 #1

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has begun writing material for their next album, the follow-up to the well-received self-titled record released via Candlelight Records late February 2012, the reissue of their Eye For An Eye debut, and recently released Scion A/V EP Megalodon. The album, untitled at this time, will again feature the trio of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woodroe Weatherman, and drummer Reed Mullin.

Last week the band announced their first live performance for the New Year at the annual Metal Fest Chile on April 13th. It will be the first CORROSION OF CONFORMITY appearance ever in Chile. Mike Dean comments, “We have been talking about going to South American forever and with Chile being a big source of so much of our Facebook traffic, I know it’s going to be epic. Another chance for us to do a festival with Down is always a very good thing.”

The festival follows the completion of the band’s recent US tour that concluded in southern California alongside High On Fire. The trio was also a featured participant on Barge From Hell that left Florida shores on December 7. Dean notes, “The cruise was pretty awesome. We had Rick and Jonathan from Torche masquerading as our crew and watching their antics alone was worth the trip. The seas were calm so there was no hurling over the bow.”

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY continues to promote the self-titled album in interviews with media as well spreading word on their recently released Megalodon EP. The EP, sponsored by the amazing folks at Scion A/V, is available for free now via various outlets. Dean says, “The EP was written, recorded, and released in two months time. It really challenged us in a good way. It feels good to get two releases out in one year and I expect that we will continue that level of productivity.” Continuing he shares, “The self-titled album is holding up very well for me. There is a wide variety of material there. It’s all definitely COC but at the same time everything is really a stretch for us. Within the realm of never being totally satisfied, I am very happy with how it came out.”

Formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1982, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY quickly transformed heavy music. Politically charged and socially aware, the band has influenced countless others and today remains humble about their accomplishments. With over 1.1 million albums sold in the United States alone, the band continues to find new fans via non-stop touring.

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“In an era when doom metal keeps growing bleaker and artier, and hardcore skews ever more dire,CORROSION OF CONFORMITY serves as a reminder that swagger, soul, and songcraft still have a place in the heavy-rock underground. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, indeed.” – Pitchfork

“CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will challenge as many fans as it excites. And that, of course, suits COC’s legacy, no matter which era holds your allegiance.” - Indy Week

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, click on links below!

http://www.coc.com

facebook: Corrosion Of Conformity

http://candlelightrecordsusa.com/site/

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LONG LIVE CORROSION OF CONFORMITY.

Stone.

ASG’S RELAPSE RECORDS’ DEBUT TITLED “BLOOD DRIVE”

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, psychedelic rock, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BAND KICKS OFF NEW TOUR THIS WEEKEND IN NORTH CAROLINA

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Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 2013 - ASG, the psych-rock quartet from North Carolina, have named their Relapse Records debut Blood Drive.

The album, which was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Fu Manchu, Monster Magnet) at Sunset Lodge in Los Angeles during the fall, is due out this Spring with an exact date to be announced soon.  “Days Work,” a new song from Blood Drive, will be available as a limited edition split 7″ with label mates Red Fang  via Relapse on Feb. 19 (pre-order link: http://www.relapse.com/redfangasg).

ASG hit the road this weekend, kicking off a brief Southeastern tour on Jan. 25 at The Soapbox in Wilmington, N.C.  The band will be at SXSW with more details to follow.

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Tour dates are:

January 25    Wilmington, NC    The Soapbox

January 30    Savannah, GA    The Jinx

January 31    Charleston, SC    The Skatepark of Charleston

February 1    Port Cavanveral, FL    Rusty’s

February 2    Jacksonville Beach, FL    Lynche’s

February 7    Vero Beach, FL    Filthy’s

February 8    New Smyrna, FL    Beachside Tavern

February 9    Boca Raton, FL    Black Rose Irish Pub

February 10    Lake Worth, FL    Propaganda

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on ASG, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/asgnation

www.relapse.com

www.facebook.com/relapserecords

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LONG LIVE ASG.

Stone.

Metal News: Second Annual Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup and Dates Announced – Cannibal Corpse Headlining

Posted in concerts, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Decibel Magazine Tour - 2013 - promo poster

Cannibal Corpse to release box set commemorating their 25th anniversary this March

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After a bloody successful maiden voyage in 2012, Decibel Magazine is doubling down on veteran star power for their second annual national tour. This spring, the plague spreads as Decibel brings you three living legends of Death Metal and Grindcore: the preeminent gore institution Cannibal Corpse; rabble-rousing U.K. grind icons Napalm Death, and NYDM stalwarts Immolation.

While occultism permeated last spring’s inaugural dB tour—featuring exclusively European headliners in Behemoth, Watain, the Devil’s Blood and In Solitude—they looked (mostly) to North America for this year’s unholy assemblage. Three of Decibel’s favorite underground powerhouses will take on this year’s rotating opening slot: demented Bay Area death-grinders Cretin, Canadian tech-prog upstarts Beyond Creation and Beltway grind/powerviolence crushers Magrudergrind. And the time is ripe to see the new bleed into the old: three of the six artists performing are expected to have new records detonating during the tour.

Cannibal Corpse will be releasing a box set to commemorate their 25th anniversary: Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal. The box contains: all 12 full length studio albums in a 12 CD foldout case with new artwork, “Torturing and Eviscerating LIVE” on CD and LP Picture Disc recorded in Tampa, FL 2010 / Milwaukee, WI 2012, PLUS: NEW EXCLUSIVE images by VINCE LOCKE, 12″ X 12″ graphic prints of all 13 original album covers, and a 2013 Cannibal Corpse Calendar. The box will be in stores on March 16th and will be available for pre-order soon, along with the previously announced series of Cannibal Corpse picture discs, HERE.

Kicking off in May, this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour gauntlet will last a full week longer than its 2012 counterpart, spanning over 30 North American dates. Presented by Metal Blade, Indiemerchstore.com, Nuclear Blast, Lace Pickups, Century Media and Season of Mist, the 2013 Decibel Magazine Tour will bring together the kind of globally renowned, boundary-pushing innovators that have made it possible for the magazine to continue thriving for over 100 issues. Coming off a tour noted for Behemoth frontman Nergal’s triumphant return to the States following his battle with leukemia—which culiminated in an explosive sold-out closing gig in New York City—Decibel had no choice but to go bigger and even more badass.

“We’re psyched to be headlining this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour along with Immolation and Napalm Death,” says Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster. “This is a lineup of bands that have been a consistent part of the death/grind scene for decades, and we’re proud to be a part of it. It will be a legendary night for extreme music.”

“Do you remember the Blue Grape Merchandise catalog?” asks Decibel Editor in Chief Albert Mudrian. “How about the Hard N’ Heavy Grindcore Video Special? Or purchasing CDs in longboxes? Then this year’sDecibel Magazine Tour was aseembled for you. See you on the campaign trail for musical destruction.”

Here’s an early opportunity to score a great deal AND avoid standing in line. Twenty premium packages are available in each market that include your ticket to the show, a tour T-shirt, a tour poster, a super-exclusive “Skip the Line” pass to move you to the front when doors open, one free track, Scourge of Iron, from the forthcoming Cannibal Corpse box set, Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal (3/19), and one 10% off coupon for a purchase on IndieMerchStore.com. The price of this package is less than you would spend on a ticket and a tour shirt at the show! More details, including ticket info, will be announced at www.decibelmagazinetour.com.

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2013 DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR DATES:

May 10 / Houston, TX / Fitzgerald’s
May 11 / Dallas, TX / Trees
May 12 / San Antonio, TX / Backstage Live
May 14 / Tucson, AZ / The Rock
May 15 / Ramona, CA / Ramona Mainstage
May 16 / Santa Ana, CA / The Observatory
May 17 / Oakland, CA / Oakland Metro
May 18 / Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom
May 19 / Seattle, WA / El Corazon
May 21 / Vancouver, BC / Commodore Ballroom
May 22 / Calgary, AB / MacEwan Ballroom
May 23 / Edmonton, AB / Starlight Room
May 24 / Regina, SK / Riddell Centre
May 25 / Winnipeg, MB / The Garrick
May 26 / St. Paul, MN / Mill City Nights
May 28 / Chicago, IL / Bottom Lounge
May 29 / Detroit, MI / Harpos
May 30 / Buffalo, NY / Town Ballroom
May 31 / Toronto, ON / The Phoenix
Jun 01 / Montreal, QC / Club Soda
Jun 02 / Boston, MA / Royale
Jun 04 / New Haven, CT / Toad’s Place
Jun 05 / Brooklyn, NY / Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun 06 / Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer
Jun 07 / Cleveland, OH / Peabodys
Jun 09 / St. Louis, MO / Pops
Jun 11 / Atlanta, GA / Masquerade
Jun 12 / Orlando, FL / Beacham

Cannibal Corpse’s latest release, Torture, landed the band at #38 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart upon its first week of release, making it the highest debut in Cannibal Corpse history! Torture landed at #7 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #4 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart and #32 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart. Produced by Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan, Torture continues to reap critical accolades from critics and fans around the globe and is yet another testament to Cannibal Corpse’s permanent allegiance to shrewdly arranged, pile-driving death metal madness.

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(Source: Metal Blade Records)

For more info on CANNIBAL CORPSE, click on the link below!

http://www.cannibalcorpse.net

http://metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse/

http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

http://www.youtube.com/cannibalcorpse

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LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

LONG LIVE DECIBEL MAGAZINE & TOUR.

Stone.

COFFINS – Japan’s Doom Eradicators Initiate Recording Of New LP For Relapse Records

Posted in Death Metal, doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Having raided the Death/Doom underworld since 1996, Tokyo, Japan’s brutal Doom Metal eradicators COFFINS have once again entered their local Noise Room Studio, and are currently laying down vocals for their anticipated new LP, The Fleshland.

Although COFFINS seemingly always have a new release out, with a plethora of splits, EP’s, singles and a recent track released as part of Decibel Magazine’s Flexi Series having been released in the past few years alone, the band’s upcoming fourth album The Fleshland will be the first new full-length from the outfit since their devastating and acclaimed Buried Death album, released via 20 Buck Spin in 2008. Their first official release for Relapse Records, COFFINS will wrap-up their cavernous studio work on The Fleshland by the end of January. The album is set for release later this year.

For now, ravenous fans of COFFINS’ brutal arts can get a bit of insight into the new album’s cacophony with a pre-production demo track of Colossal Hole, which will reappear on The Fleshland in its finished state, via Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

Stay tuned for more info on the new album as well as 2013 live actions for COFFINS to be released in the coming weeks.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on COFFINS and Relapse Records:

http://www.coffins.jp

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Coffins/195059671583

http://www.youtube.com/CoffinsJP

https://www.twitter.com/CoffinsJP

http://www.relapse.com

http://relapserecords.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/RelapseRecords

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LONG LIVE COFFINS.

Stone.

METAL NEWS: HEMOPTYSIS – Launch An IndieGoGo.com Campaign To Help Fund Their Follow-Up To 2011′s Award Winning “Misanthropic Slaughter”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Hemoptysis - Group Promo Pic & Logo!

Arizona Thrashers HEMOPTYSIS have launched an IndieGoGo.com campaign to help fund the band’s follow-up to 2011′s widely praised Misanthropic Slaughter.

The band has penned five new songs for the release and plans to re-record two tracks which originally appeared on the 2008 Who Needs A Shepard EP. Funds are being sought to help cover recording, production, layout and pressing costs; with perks such as drum heads, cymbals HEMOPTYSIS merch, private shows, jam sessions and more being offered to contributors.

For more details and to contribute visit www.indiegogo.com/hemoptysis2. This campaign will run through March 31st.

Aside from the international critical acclaim received for Misanthropic Slaughter, HEMOPTYSIS has won two Phoenix Music Awards for “Metal Artist of the Year” (2009 and 2010) and were the winners of the 2012 Independent Music Award for “Best Metal Song” for the track “M.O.D.” The video for “M.O.D” can be seen at this location.

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(Source: HEMOPTYSIS)

For more info on HEMOPTYSIS, click on the links below!

http://www.hemoptysismetal.com

facebook: Hemoptysis

http://www.masakimurashita.com

http://www.youtube.com/hemoptysismetal

http://www.twitter.com/hemoptysis

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LONG LIVE HEMOPTYSIS.

Stone.

TOMAHAWK’S ODDFELLOWS NOW STREAMING VIA SPIN

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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FULL ALBUM STREAM AND INTERVIEW WITH ALL FOUR BAND MEMBERS

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Jan. 22, 2013, San Francisco — Tomahawk’s forthcoming album, Oddfellows (Jan. 29, Ipecac), is now streaming in its entirety via Spin (http://www.spin.com/articles/tomahawk-oddfellows-interview-mike-patton-duane-denison-stream).

The album stream is accompanied by an interview with all four band members: Mike Patton, Duane Denison, John Stanier and Trevor Dunn.

Tomahawk return to the road on Feb. 12, kicking off a west coast tour at The Showbox in Seattle. The band join the touring Soundwave Festival in Australia on Feb. 23.

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Tour Dates:

February 12    Seattle, WA    The Showbox

February 13    Portland, OR    Wonder Ballroom

February 15    San Francisco, CA    Great American Music Hall

February 16    San Francisco, CA    Great American Music Hall

February 17    Santa Ana, CA    The Observatory

February 19    Los Angeles, CA    The Mayan Theater

February 23    Brisbane, Australia    RNA Showgrounds

February 24    Sydney, Australia    Olympic Park

February 26    Sydney, Australia    The Metro

February 27    Melbourne, Australia    Billboard

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March 1    Melbourne, Australia    Flemington Racecourse

March 2    Adelaide, Australia    Bonython Park

March 4    Perth, Australia    Claremont Showground

March 30    Sao Paulo, Brazil    Lollapalooza Brazil

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April 2    Buenos Aires, Argentina    Malvinas Argentinas Stadium (w/A Perfect Circle)

April 4    Santiago, Chile    Teatro La Cupula del Parque O’Higgins

April 6    Santiago, Chile    Lollapalooza Chile

Pre-orders for Oddfellows on CD and vinyl are available via Amazon (http://tinyurl.com/dywgzr8) and digitally via iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id585568597).

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on TOMAHAWK, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/tomahawkband

www.facebook.com/ipecac

www.ipecac.com

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LONG LIVE TOMAHAWK.

Stone.

Consummate Roastmaster Craig Gass To Stoke The Fires At Rock & Roll Roast Of Dee Snider

Posted in classic rock, comedians, comedy, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, humor, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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COMEDIAN & ACTOR CRAIG GASS SERVES IT UP AGAIN

Thursday January 24th – ROAST TO AIR COMPLETELY LIVE

CRAIG GASS Debut Album & DVD To Be Released This Spring – Coinciding With North American Tour

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(January 22, 2013 – Los Angeles)  The outrageously funny Artist/Comedian/Actor CRAIG GASS is pulling out his world-famous spicy rub for roasting Heavy Metal Icon and Celebrity Apprentice Dee Snider.   On January 24, Revolver and Guitar World are thrilled to present The Rock & Roll Roast of Dee Snider!

These two heavy-weight sponsors have teamed up with MusiCares and AXS TV to bring you the first roast to ever be broadcast LIVE on television (not pre-taped and bleeped), LIVE from the Grove of Anaheim with 2013 Honoree Dee Snider.  This great night of comedy, calamity, charity and chaos, including the comedic talent of GRAIG GASS, can’t be missed. The Roast will feature: Legendary Roastmaster Penn Jillette, and a celebrity dais including; Zakk WyldeJim NortonLita FordEddie TrunkScott IanJim FlorentineCraig Gass & Mick Foley. More importantly, a portion of the proceeds from The Rock & Roll Roast of Dee Snider will go to charity.

GASS, who also famously roasted Gene Simmons a few years back, has played memorable characters on such TV shows as Sex and The City, Law and Order, King of Queens and Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and most recently has been doing voice over work on the shows Family Guy, American Dad and The ClevelandGASS began performing stand-up comedy in 1993. His dead-on impressions caught the attention of two icons of the entertainment community, Howard Stern and George Carlin. Carlin took the young comedian under his wing and GASS’ idol quickly became his mentor.

The pathway to impressions and stand-up comedy appears to be GASS’ destiny from the very beginning. Growing up in a family that was completely deaf, GASS learned to speak from TV. His debut comedy album/DVD is due out later this spring on Oglio Records and will coincide with a North American tour.  Early dates include January 25 & 26 in Dallas at the AT&T Performing Arts Center as well as March 29 in Toronto at the Panasonic Theatre.

For more information on the Roast, please visit: www.rockandrollroast.com

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(Source: MAD Ink, PR)

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LONG LIVE CRAIG GASS.

LONG LIVE DEE SNIDER.

Stone.

METAL NEWS: HYBRID – Deepsend Records Signs Spanish Experimentalists HYBRID

Posted in Death Metal, experimental metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Spanish Experimental Metallers HYBRID have signed with Deepsend Records to release their sophomore album Angst on April 30th in North America. The album was produced by founding member and drummer Chus Maestro, mixed at Sadman Studios (Wormed) and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan) which feature their heavy and organic trademarked sound far from the non-credible modern super productions.

The follow-up to their acclaimed 2008 debut The 8th Plague, is a conceptual behemoth of Extreme Metal that drives the listener through a progressive and intricate songwriting enriched with arrangements and dynamics able to keep the audience aware all the time since the first listening.

Not unlike the game changer Planisphaerium by countrymen Wormed in 2003, HYBRID’s Angst could very well be the country’s next great output. A true hybrid of genres canvasing all aspects of extreme music into one-cohesive yet complex vortex of sound. The twisted extreme Death Metal of Wormed, the frenetic Math Metal of Dillinger Escape Plan combined with the Jazz elements of Candiria and Progressive Fusion of Cynic creates an impressive album that will appeal to fans of Death Metal, Grindcore and Progressive Metal.

Hybrid - Angst - promo cover pic!

ANGST – Track Listing:

1. Flesh Fusion Threshold

2. Enter The Void

3. Collapse To None

4. Self-Implosion

5. Cuando El Destino Nos Alcance

6. Angst-Ridden Inertia

7. Doomed To Failure

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Take a listen below to Flesh Fusion Threshold - it’s an Extreme, Experimental Metal and Prog delicacy to the ears and senses! Metal be thy name!

HYBRID BIO:

HYBRID was born in 2004 with the intention of setting up an unorthodox extreme music project without self-imposed limits. The band recorded Beyond Undeniable Entropy in 2005 as a presentation, a six song debut MCD of avant-garde, eclectic and technical metal, released the next year by Deadwrong Records, which got a great response within the underground scene.

In the beginning of 2007 HYBRID entered Sadman Studio to record their first full length album The 8th Plague, mastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) and with artwork by Seldon Hunt (NEUROSIS, ISIS), which was released by London-based label Eyesofsound (BOSSK, YAKUZA) in August 2008.

The 8th Plague received an outstanding reception worldwide, as it was selected one of the best albums of the year in several specialized media.

After playing live with bands like TOOL, DEFTONES, NAPALM DEATH, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, MISERY INDEX, TEXTURES, MOHO, MACHETAZO and LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER between others, HYBRID went back to the studio in 2011 and recorded their sophomore album Angst, settling their unique approach to the genre while taking their sound one step further in terms of creative freedom.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on HYBRID, click on the links below!

facebook: HYBRID

Deepsend Records: http://www.deepsend.com

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LONG LIVE HYBRID.

Stone.

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