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On This Day In METAL History – May 28th… From US FESTIVAL ’83 To BATTLECROSS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The US Festival - 1983 - May 28 - promo flyer pic - #052883MOUSNW01

On May 28th, 1983 – The US Festival began the first of three days in San Bernardino, California; this was New Wave Day. Heavy Metal Day and Rock Day were to follow, respectively. This 3 day festival was the brainchild of Steve Wozniak.

Among the very many performers spanning the entire festival were: Van Halen, David Bowie, The Clash, Joe Walsh, The Pretenders, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Triumph, Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, U2, Missing Persons, Stray Cats, INXS, and Stevie Nicks. Amazing!! By the way, I was 17 years old in ’83. Whoa.

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - promo album cover pic - 1988 - #339988IMMO

On May 28th, 1988 – The amazing Iron Maiden peaked at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with their seventh studio album: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. This album went on to achieve Gold sales status in the United States. The great Derek Riggs created the album cover art for this splendid album too. Whoa!! Long live Iron Maiden!

Battlecross - Rise To Power - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0528MOBC

On May 28th, 2015 – The new studio album from Detroit’s BATTLECROSS is ranked at #47 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums ChartRise to Power will be released worldwide via Metal Blade Records, on August 21st, 2015. Hail BATTLECROSS!

Whitesnake - The Purple Album - promo album cover pic - #2015WSMO

On May 28th, 2015Whitesnake’s new studio album of Deep Purple cover songs, The Purple Album, debuts at #87 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Long live Whitesnake and David Coverdale! Hell and yeah, man!!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

MURASHITA – Recording Studio Update For Debut EP; “Retribution” Lyric Video Streaming Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Murashita - logo - 2014 - Masaki Murashita

Below is a quick studio update about MURASHITA’s forthcoming debut EP. Take a listen to Masaki Murashita, my fellow Metal brethren:

Crank up below, MURASHITA – Retribution (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO) and show your eardrums NO Metal mercy! This song kicks supreme METAL ass! METAL Be Thy Name!!

Retribution features Masaki Murashita on guitar and vocals, bassist Kelly Conlon (DEATH, MONSTROSITY, VITAL REMAINS), drummer Kevin Talley (SUFFOCATION, SIX FEET UNDER, CHIMAIRA) and was Mixed by Ryan Greene (Megadeth, NOFX).

Lyrics/Music by Masaki Murashita

Below: Support MURASHITA and purchase Retribution! 

Murashita - Retribution - single cover artwork - 2015 - January

About Masaki Murashita:

Masaki Murashita first showed his scorching riffs and powerful songwriting, along with his blistering and aggressive vocal style with the critically acclaimed modern thrash band Hemoptysis.

Combining elements of melody, thrash and modern extreme metal, Masaki molded his own razor-sharp brand of metal that has left audiences and critics alike awestruck and demanding more.

Not content to rest on his already impressive work with Hemoptysis, Masaki is in the process of writing and producing his first solo album. He is pushing his songwriting, musicianship and incendiary metal style to a new level.

Masaki will be joined in his new project with several other well-respected musicians in the metal scene, proving that he can stand with the best metal players in the industry and hold his own with his unique brand of sonic aggression.

Masaki’s Endorsements: ESP Guitars, Engl Amps, EMG Pickups, Providence cables, straps and effects, Morley pedals, ISP Technologies, Voodoo Lab, InTune Guitar Picks and SIT Strings.

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Masaki Murashita bio courtesy of Masaki Murashita Facebook.

* More MURASHITA Info:

www.masakimurashita.com

www.facebook.com/murashitamusic

www.twitter.com/masakimurashita

www.youtube.com/masakimurashita

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LONG LIVE MASAKI MURASHITA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KING HEAVY – To Release Self-Titled Debut On Cruz Del Sur Music In September

Posted in doom metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

King Heavy - Promo live band pic - 2015 - 052715MOKHDM1

Chilean / Belgian band KING HEAVY is set to release its self-titled debut full length on Cruz Del Sur Music on September 4th in Europe and September 19th in the U.S.

KING HEAVY is anything but the typical brand of mono-dimensional, superficial doom metal. KING HEAVY rocks! Aside from strong elements of CANDLEMASS and of the more traditional doom metal sound, KING HEAVY offers epic arrangements and a twisted touch that reminds of BLACK SABBATH’s Born Again, CELTIC FROST’s Into the Pandemonium and the early, darkest side of DANZIG

The album contains seven songs for a total running time of over 47 minutes and was engineered, mixed and mastered by Pablo Clares at DM6 Studio, Chile;  vocals were recorded by Peter Maene at Creative Factory, Belgium.

Shortly after the release of the album, the band will engage an European tour which will bring them to Malta’s Doom Fest, Dutch Doom Days, Biebob (the notorious Belgian metal club)… Other tour dates will be published and confirmed very soon!

KING HEAVY was formed in 2009 by ex-Procession founder Daniel Perez Saa and Luce Vee, known for being the vocalist of Dutch Doom Metal act Hooded Priest. Shortly thereafter guitarist Matias Aguirre and drummer Miguel Canessa were added to the line up and in 2014 the band self-released an EP entitled Horror Absoluto, which was later repressed on split-vinyl by French label Emanes Records.

Track List:

La Gárgola
Life A.D.
As Dawn Broke On The Day
Thirteen Chosen Ones
Wounds
The Crowning
He Who Spoke In Tongues

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Source: ClawHammer PR

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

https://www.facebook.com/kingheavydoom

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

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LONG LIVE KING HEAVY.

Stone.

FAITH NO MORE’S “SOL INVICTUS” LANDS ATOP INTERNATIONAL CHARTS; U.S. DEBUT AT #6 ON BILLBOARD TOP ALBUMS, #14 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music with tags , , , on May 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Faith No More - Sol Invictus - Promo Flyer - Album Charts - May 27 - 2015

May 27, 2015, SAN FRANCISCO – Faith No More’s Sol Invictus, the Bay Area band’s first new album in eighteen years, has landed atop international charts with the ten-track release at #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, #6 in the UK and #6 in the United States (#14 on Billboard’s Top 200).

“What this tells me,” said Faith No More founder and bass player Bill Gould, “is that there is a need out there; people want to hear things that exist outside the mold. It makes me feel grateful and it gives me hope.”

“We are honored to be a part of the FNM team and very proud of the success of Sol Invictus,” added Greg Werckman, co-owner of Ipecac Recordings. “Of course, none of this would have happened without the band delivering such a fantastic record and them having faith in us to handle it properly.” The album was released as a joint partnership between the Faith No More’s own Reclamation Recordings and Ipecac.

In the United States the album also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Music and Independent Album charts as well as #2 on both the Rock and Alternative Album charts.

Faith No More returns to North America this summer, the band launches their European tour on Friday.

Faith No More – Tour Dates:

May 29 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Rock Im Revier
May 31 Munich, Germany Rockavaria Festival

June 2 Milan, Italy Sonisphere
June 4 Vienna, Austria Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Rock For People Festival
June 6 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle Spandau
June 8 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
June 10 Bratislava, Slovakia Aegon Arena
June 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 13 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 14 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
June 17 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 18 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
June 23 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
June 26 Norrkoping, Sweden Bravalla Festival
June 27 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssi
June 28 Odense, Denmark Tinderbox

July 26 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
July 27 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
July 28 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
July 30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park +
July 31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater +

August 1 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts +
August 2 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion +
August 4 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion +
August 5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden +
August 7 Toronto, ON Ricoh Coliseum +
August 8 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal

September 6 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
September 18 Bogota, Columbia Royal Center
September 20 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park
September 24 Sao Paulo, Brazil Anhembi Arena
September 25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio
September 28 Santiago, Chile Get Louder

October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival

North American support:
+ – Refused

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

www.fnm.com

Facebook: Faith No More

www.twitter.com/faithnomore

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAITH NO MORE.

Stone.

Mosh Pit Alert: FORWARD UNTO DAWN Take “ALPHA” On The Road

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on May 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Forward Unto Dawn - promo tour flyer - Canada - Summer - 2015

Get Ready to Mosh

Forward Unto Dawn are gearing up to ignite pits across Canada.

Halifax, Nova Scotia-based deathcore band Forward Unto Dawn are taking the heavy riffs and smooth grooves of their recently released EP ALPHA on the road. Joined by their brothers in metal, SINTHETIK, The Parallel and The Luminary, the ALPHA Release Tour is set to open up the pit, and assault all of the senses.

In the words of Forward Unto Dawn bassist, Devan Smith:

“Not only is it exciting for us to continue to push ALPHA, the album we all worked so hard on and are so proud of, but this is also our first trip out of the Maritimes. Intrepid Bookings set us up with stellar bands that we are ecstatic to work with. The gents in SINTHETIK will be along for the entire ride, while The Parallel will be crossing the Maritimes with us then passing the torch to The Luminary for dates through August. It is an awesome feeling to be able to bring Forward Unto Dawn’s music to an entirely new scene and to have the opportunity to play alongside the diverse talent that exists across Canada.”

Forward Unto Dawn - promo live band pic - 2015 - #052715FUDMO3

The ALPHA Release Tour Dates:

July 23rd – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub w/ SINTHETIK and The Parallel
July 24th – Truro, NS – The Split Crow w/ SINTHETIK and The Parallel
July 25th – Saint John, NB – Pub Down Under w/ SINTHETIK and The Parallel
July 26th – TBA w/ SINTHETIK and The Parallel
July 30th – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar w/ SINTHETIK and The Parallel
July 31st – Ottawa, ON – Pressed w/ SINTHETIK and The Parallel
August 1st – Toronto, ON – Rancho Relaxo w/ SINTHETIK and The Luminary
August 2nd – Hamilton, ON – The Doors Pub w/ SINTHETIK and The Luminary
August 3rd – London, ON – The APK w/ SINTHETIK and The Luminary

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Source: Dewar PR Facebook

Official Forward Unto Dawn Links:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE CANADIAN METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 27th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Cult - Sonic Temple - promo cover pic - classic

On May 27th, 1989The Cult peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with their fourth studio album: Sonic Temple. This great album went on to sell one million (plus) copies in the United States.

RUSH - classic band logo - magenta - #2014GLNPAL

On May 27th, 1999RUSH became the first Rock band to be awarded a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame, in Toronto, Canada. Whoa!

Marty Friedman - Inferno - promo studio album pic - 2014 - #MFMO0527

On May 27th, 2014 – Legendary guitarist Marty Friedman released his studio album, Inferno, via Prosthetic Records. A few featured musical guests on Inferno are: Jason Becker, Danko Jones and Alexi Laiho.

Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0630MOTAIM027

Thy Art Is Murder - promo band pic - 2015 - #0527MOTAIM06

On May 27th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album from Australia’s Thy Art Is Murder is ranked at #20, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. The title of this new album is: Holy War. A North American release date of June 30th, 2015 is scheduled for Holy War’s release. Whoa!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

80’s Thrashers AGGRESSION Reunite On Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on May 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Aggression - Canadian CHUD Invasion Tour - promo flyer - Summer 2015

Song Stream – Rotten By Torture:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP4MYLJXHvo

Founding Member /Bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay Rejoins

Recently celebrating their 30 year anniversary tour earlier this March on their ‘Forsaken East Coast Survival US Tour’, AGGRESSION have re-kindled their fire and hitting the road once again with not just founding member / guitarist Denis ‘Sasquatch’ Barthe who reformed the Canadian 80’s thrashers, but will have original bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay rejoin them for their ‘Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour’ that includes three festival appearances at Alberta’s Farmageddon Open Air in June along with BC’s Metallion Festival and Montreal’s Obscene Extreme Festival in August (all dates listed below).

“Seeing the new version of the band and having a chance to play one show with them already back in March, I had no other options than joining when the chance came up! The new members do a great job helping capture the essence of what Aggression is supposed to be. Seeing them perform brought me right back to the early days. Of course it is nice to be reunited with Denis “Sasquatch” Barthe too!” – comments bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay.

‘Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour’ 

June 5 – Vancouver, BC – Wise Hall & Lounge –  Event Details here.

June 6 – Victoria, BC – The Cambie – Event Details here.

June 12 –  Calgary, AB – Overtime Sports Bar – Event Details here.

June 14- Ryley, AB – Farmageddon Open Air Festival – Event Details here.

August 14 – Vanderhoof, BC – Metallion Festival – Event Details here.

August 20 – Quebec City, QC – Bar La Source De La Martiniere

August 21 –  Montreal, QC – Obscene Extreme America Festival – Event Details here.

August 22 – Jonquiere, QC – Le 4 Barils – Event Details here.

August 23 – Trois-Rivieres, QC – Rock Cafe Le Stage

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About AGGRESSION:

Formed in 1985 under the original moniker “Asylum” to be later changed to AGGRESSION, the speed metallers unleashed their 1986 demo “Forgotten Skeleton”, (which saw an album release in 2005) and their debut full length “The Full Treatment” in 1987, which lead them to become one of the most popular bands to rise out of the Quebec and Canadian metal scene. With their manager at the time (Johnny Hart), AGGRESSION quickly became a household name with their concerts sold out everywhere and a fan base that grew from hundreds to thousands in no time.

Other bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Hallow’s Eve, Destruction and others all wanted to see the beast for themselves during tour stops in Montreal. Playing numerous concerts with bands such as Anvil, Celtic Frost, Voïvod, Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Possessed, Dark Angel, Crumbsuckers, Sacrifice and others, AGGRESSION decided to call it quits in 1989 due to external influences.

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Discography:

*band line up for recordings was Denis Sasquatch Barthe (guitar and backup vocals), Botcher (vocals), Burn (guitar), Dug (bass) and Gate (drums and backup vocals).

*1985 – *4 track demo

*1986 – *Live (14 track live album)

*1986  -* 4 Track demo

*1986 – Forgotten Skeleton (originally recorded in 1986 and later released in 2004)

1987 – The Full Treatment (full length) – band lineup for The Full Treatment was Denis Sasquatch Barthe (guitar and backup vocals), Cactus Pete (vocals) Dug (bass and backup vocals) and Gate (drums and backup vocals)

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For more info on Aggression, please visit the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/AGGRESSION85

https://twitter.com/Aggression85

http://www.reverbnation.com/aggression85

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Source:

Asher Media Relations - AMR - logo - 2015 - #03newmo

www.ashermediarelations.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AGGRESSION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

Stone.

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