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PROFANITY – Powerful German Death Metal Band Has Released “Hatred Hell Within” EP On RISING NEMESIS RECORDS

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

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Genre – Death Metal

Release Date – December 19th, 2014

Official PR courtesy – Profanity/Rising Nemesis Records


The legendary German band PROFANITY, going on since 1993, have braved many trends and style-drifts and have remained more or less true to their art but have also updated their sound to remain relevant – that’s the way it should be. Evolve or die. Originally sounding comparable to say Barnes-era CANNIBAL CORPSE or the powerful style of death metal propagated by the German overlords OBSCENITY in the ’90s, PROFANITY have since wonderfully evolved, turning more technical, flashy and coining their own style.

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Every song on this EP is raging with intensity, booming with power but there’s an element of surprise where the band just takes off into a different uncharted territory and having your jaw drop to the floor. Their latest EP ‘Hatred Hell Within’ can be called old school death metal, technical death metal, brutal death metal, whichever sub-style you prefer, and you’ll still be right. PROFANITY are taking a serious effort to get noticed and are refusing to be outmoded.

They’re bringing their inherent old school might with them and knocking over the weak-sounding gimmick-ridden bands of today out of contention. A band with so many tricks under their sleeve deserve to be heard and all this while remaining true to their roots. Immensely powerful, chock-a-block with colorful variations, and still remaining more brutal and active than your local band, PROFANITY are here to stay. And conquer.

Listen To MELTING Below! 

Band Line-Up:

Thomas Sartor – Vocals and guitar

Daniel Unzner – Bass

Armin Hassmann – Drums

Track List:

  1. Melting
  2. I am your Soul (You Made Me Flesh)
  3. Hatred Hell Within

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* For more info:

Rising Nemesis Bandcamp (full streaming)

Profanity Facebook

Rising Nemesis Facebook

Transcending Obscurity Facebook






KING DIAMOND – Announces “Abigail In Concert 2015″ Tour With Support From EXODUS

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

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KING DIAMOND will be back on tour soon for an extra special event for fans – one not to be missed. As part of the set, the band will be performing the classic 1987 album Abigail in its entirety! The tour will begin on October 29th and runs through December 5th, with legendary bay area Thrash Metal band Exodus as the opening act, The full list of confirmed dates is below. The general on sale for tickets begins Friday, August 7th at 10am EST.

10/29/2015 The Fillmore – Denver, CO
10/31/2015 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/02/2015 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
11/05/2015 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
11/08/2015 The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
11/09/2015 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/13/2015 The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
11/15/2015 The Civic Auditorium – New Orleans, LA
11/16/2015 The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
11/21/2015 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
11/24/2015 Orpheum – Boston, MA
11/25/2015 The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
11/27/2015 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
11/28/2015 The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
11/30/2015 Myth – Minneapolis, MN
12/02/2015 Club Brady – Tulsa, OK
12/04/2015 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
12/05/2015 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

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Upon its release in November 2014, KING DIAMOND‘s Dreams Of Horror reached #28 on the Billboard Hard Music Charts. This is the only “best of” album covering the band’s entire career. KING DIAMOND and Andy La Rocque meticulously mastered and enhanced these 23 songs into the ultimate editions, chosen by the band from both the Roadrunner and Metal Blade catalogs. Listen to “The Puppet Master” from disc 2 of Dreams Of Horror and order your copy now at


Source: Earsplit PR

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NIGHTFELL – Art And Track Listing To “Darkness Evermore” LP Posted, As 20 Buck Spin Preps Sophomore Album For September Release

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

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As 20 Buck Spin prepares to release Darkness Evermore, the sophomore full-length from Portland-based NIGHTFELL, the label has issued the cover art, track listing and confirmed vinyl release date for the anxiously awaited album.

NIGHTFELL is the tumultuous project founded by Todd Burdette (Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Warcry) and Tim Call (Aldebaran, Mournful Congregation, Sempiternal Dusk, Saturnalia Temple), who here forge their perceptions into a harsh, epic, and wholly different delivery than any of either artists’ prior or other current bands. Surging with bleak viewpoints lyrically, matched by the seething aggression of each song’s brooding misery, the follow-up to their 2014-issued The Living Ever Mourn displays NIGHTFELL‘s wrath in an even more slickly deployed state.

On the potent Darkness Evermore, the duo unloads a more than forty-minute deluge of new material through six demoralizing new tracks recorded and mixed at Red Lantern Studios by Evan “Maus” Mersky and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, as with their debut.

20 Buck Spin will issue Darkness Evermore on CD and digital platforms on September 11th, with the 12″ LP now confirmed for an October 23rd street date. The track listing for the record along with its cover art created from paintings by Carl Auge (His Hero Is Gone) has been issued in advance of its release.

Upon the release of Darkness Evermore, NIGHTFELL will transform from a studio-only duo into a roaming entity, taking their threatening anthems to the stage on tour for the first time with additional allies filling out the live lineup. Additional info on this incarnation of the band, audio samples from the LP and more will be dispatched in the coming days.

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Darkness Evermore – Track Listing:
1. At Last
2. Ritual
3. Cleansing
4. Rebirth
5. Eulogy
6. Collapse


In 2014, Portland’s NIGHTFELL stormed decisively onto the worldwide metal scene with their forceful debut album The Living Ever Mourn, released through Southern Lord and Parasitic Records. Having since further fortified their ominous fusion of shadowed disharmony, the band now marches forward with Darkness Evermore, a commanding display of power, tension and dynamics. Again defying easy classification, Darkness Evermore seethes with NIGHTFELL‘s fiery, apocalyptic energy from the opening moments of “At Last” until the final “Collapse” and through the cycle of “The Cleansing” and “Rebirth” in between.

Ranging from short respites to more than ten minute epic pieces, the album’s blackened guitar harmonies and bleak melodies provide a somber counterpoint to the massive, imposing riffs strewn about the record like bodies on a war-torn field. Unsurprisingly considering the primary members’ other musical outlets, the immense ferocity of the vocals exact a heavy toll and agonizing dread.

As on the debut LP, great care has been taken on the production and mastering side of Darkness Evermore to ensure a brutally heavy mix with a punishing low-end that maintains clarity throughout. Poised to make the shift from studio project to live band in the coming months, NIGHTFELL‘s second LP signals a new birth for a band only beginning to make its indelible mark.


Source: Earsplit PR

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On This Day In METAL History, August 3rd… From AC/DC To JAMES HETFIELD

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on August 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On August 3rd, 1979 – The iconic AC/DC released their breakthrough studio album in the United States: Highway To Hell. Tragically, this would be the last studio album that the legendary (and late) Bon Scott would sing on. Robert John “Mutt” Lange was the producer for Highway To Hell. My favorite song on this album is: Touch Too Much. Oh, man, that song revs me up, like no tomorrow!

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On August 3rd, 1986 – The mighty JUDAS PRIEST performed at the Toledo Sports Arena, in Toledo, Ohio, USA. Hail JUDAS PRIEST!

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On August 3rd, 1987 – The great DEF LEPPARD released their fourth studio album: HYSTERIA. This album has sold 12 million (plus) copies in the United States. Sweet lord of mercy! Yes, this album features the hit single: Pour Some Sugar On Me.

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On August 3rd, 2015FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have their third studio album, American Capitalist, ranked at #29, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Great balls of fire! This kick-ass album was released back in 2011.

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On August 3rd, 1963, James Hetfield was born in California, USA. Happy Metal Birthday, James Hetfield! Freaking hell and yeah! James Hetfield is galaxy-famous as a co-founder of the magnificent METALLICA. This Metal legend is also the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, co-songwriter and lyricist for METALLICA. ‘Nuff said! Long live James Hetfield!


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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER – Announces Plans For A Special Tour Performing (Only UDO Era) ACCEPT Songs In 2016

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

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As reported on the U.D.O. (Official) Facebook timeline:

Farewell To Accept: Metal Icon, Udo Dirkschneider is planning a special tour in which he will perform Accept songs one last time before he closes the chapter for good. Wacken – At a press conference in the VIP tent of Wacken Open Air, legendary metal singer, Udo Dirkschneider dropped some bombshell news on all those in attendance: the 62-year-old cult musician announced his definitive farewell to the Accept song library. On a special tour beginning in 2016, he will perform songs by Accept one last time before he retires them for good. It will be a night of epic proportions.


During this Accept farewell tour, he will only showcase songs from the Udo era of the band. The German rock staple will close a huge chapter of music history forever. In the early 80´s, the Solingen-raised singer skyrocketed to worldwide acclaim with the band Accept and with his unmistakeable voice. He had several hits such as Balls To The Wall and Princess of the Dawn. Now he has announced that he will perform these much-loved hits on this special tour one more time before he removes them from the set list forever.

“I still love singing these songs live,“ Dirkschneider says. “The songs still are an important part of my catalog and still suit my voice very well. But at some point in your life, it´s just time to close the chapter. There has been so much talk and speculation about Accept, so I just want to give my last definitive musical statement about it and give my fans a chance to see me perform a complete concert of these songs one last time on stage.“


After this tour, Udo will only play songs from his extensive library of U.D.O. material. After being kicked out of Accept in the late 80´s, he garnered many classic hits with his new band in a long and successful career, such as Animal House, Timebomb, and Man and Machine. “There is enough high quality material to fill a two-hour set with no problem,“ says Dirkschneider. “U.D.O. has been the band where I belong for 18 years and I want to pay tribute to them from now on.“


The musician will NOT perform this farewell tour under the name U.D.O. but simply as Dirkschneider.


For more info:

U.D.O. (official)







U.D.O. “Navy Metal Night” – Set For Release On August 21st In USA, via AFM Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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U.D.O. (official) “Navy Metal Night” (available as DVD/2CD & BluRay/2CD) is OUT NOW in Europe!

U.S. release date is set for August 21st, 2015, via AFM Records.

Get it here:…

Hail U.D.O.!

“Navy Metal Night” – Tracklisting:
Blu-ray / DVD:
01 Das Boot
02 Future Land
03 Independence Day
04 Animal Instinct
05 The Hall Of The Mountain King
06 Heart Of Gold
07 Man And Machine
08 Dancing With an Angel (feat. Doro Pesch)
09 Faceless World
10 Ride
11 Days Of Hope And Glory
12 Cut Me Out
13 Trainride in Russia (Poezd Po Rossii)
14 Stillness Of Time
15 King Of Mean
16 Book Of Faith
17 Animal House

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CD 1:
01 Intro (Das Boot)
02 Das Boot
03 Future Land
04 Independence Day
05 Animal Instinct
06 The Hall Of The Mountain King
07 Heart Of Gold
08 Man And Machine
09 Dancing With An Angel (feat. Doro Pesch)
10 Faceless World

CD 2:
11 Ride
12 Days Of Hope And Glory
13 Cut Me Out
14 Trainride In Russia (Poezd Po Rossii)
15 Stillness Of Time
16 King Of Mean
17 Book Of Faith
18 Animal House



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DEVIL CITY ANGELS – Hard Rock Supergroup Releasing S/T Debut Album September 18th, 2015 In The USA; New Songs Streaming Now!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Hard Rock Supegroup DEVIL CITY ANGELS will have their S/T debut studio album releasing on September 18th, in the USA, via Century Media Records! The European release date is September 11th. Enjoy the links and music video below! Whoa!

Pre-order for the Devil City Angels debut is now available on iTunes. Get it here:

New song “All I Need” is now streaming exclusively at:

 REVOLVER Magazine:



Tracii Guns – Guitar

Rudy Sarzo – Bass & Vocals

Rikki Rockett – Drums & Vocals

Brandon Gibbs – Lead Vocals, Guitar

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Track List:


All My People


I’m living

No Angels

Goodbye Forever

Ride with Me

All I Need

Back to the Drive

Bad Decisions







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