Author Archive

On This Day In METAL History – March 6th… And Happy METAL Birthday To Paul Bostaph Of Slayer!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

All That Remains - The Order Of Things - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #71707ATRMO

On March 6th, 2015 – The seventh studio album from All That Remains, The Order Of Things, debuts at the #25 position, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. These Massachusetts Metal warriors are signed to Razor & Tie.

Rob Zombie - Spookshow International Live - promo cover pic - #20150224MORZ

On this day in 2015Spookshow International: Live, the newly released live album from the great Rob Zombie enters the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, at #118.

Revolution Saints - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #8333RSMO

On March 6th, 2015 – The Hard Rock supergroup, Revolution Saints, which features Deen Castronovo (drums, vocals), Jack Blades (bass, vocals) and Doug Aldrich (guitars) have their newly released debut and self-titled studio album entering the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #198.

Nickelback - No Fixed Address - promo album cover pic - #201417

On this day in 2015 – Yes, Nickelback’s new studio album, No Fixed Address, is persevering on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, falling one notch to #110. This album has spent 15 consecutive weeks on this chart, peaking at #4.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Paul Bostaph - Slayer - Yamaha - AD promo - 2015 - #20150211MO


On March 6th, 1964, Paul Bostaph was born in California. Happy Birthday, Paul Bostaph! Hell and yeah! Paul Bostaph is currently the drummer for the fearsome Slayer. Paul’s impressive past with Slayer includes touring with and being the drummer on four of their studio albums: God Hates Us All, Diabolus In Musica, Undisputed Attitude and Divine Intervention. Slayer’s new studio album featuring Paul Bostaph will be released this year.

Paul Bostaph can also boast to being a drummer for such other legendary Metal bands as: Forbidden, Exodus, Testament and Systematic. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul also started his own Metal band: BlackGates.

Paul Bostaph is endorsed by Yamaha drums, Paiste cymbals, Remo heads, and Vater sticks.

For more info on Paul Bostaph:



Stone - 2011 Photo #1




SEPULTURA – 30th Anniversary North American Tour – Dates, Cities And Venues

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on March 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Sepultura - Destruction - Spring 2015 - promo tour flyer - #0022SMODA

As reported on the Sepultura Facebook page:

What’s up United States and Canada! Metal Injection presents Sepultura 30th anniversary North American tour.

We can’t wait to travel in time through our history with our fans in US and Canada!

Sepultura joins forces with the mighty Destruction, and invites Arsis, Boris the Blade, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, MICAWBER, and Starkilll to join them in this celebration.

DESTRUCTION will be main support on the SEPULTURA North American tour this spring.

Check out all the dates below:

05/10/15 @ Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
05/11/15 @ The Whisky – West Hollywood, CA
05/12/15 @ Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
05/13/15 @ Bossonova Ballroom – Portland, OR
05/14/15 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
05/15/15 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
05/16/15 @ Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
05/17/15 @ Pub Station – Billings, MT
05/19/15 @ Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
05/20/15 @ The Amsterdam – Minneapolis, MN
05/21/15 @ High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
05/22/15 @ Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
05/23/15 @ Expo Five – Louisville, KY
05/24/15 @ Centerstage Bar & Grill – Kokomo, IN
05/26/15 @ The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
05/28/15 @ Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
05/29/15 @ Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
05/30/15 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
05/31/15 @ Jewel Nightclub – Manchester, NH
06/01/15 @ Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
06/02/15 @ The NorVA – Norfolk, VA
06/03/15 @ Holligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC
06/04/15 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
06/05/15 @ Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
06/06/15 @ Publiq House – New Orleans, LA
06/07/15 @ BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
06/08/15 @ The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
06/10/15 @ Empire Garage – Austin, TX
06/11/15 @ Cine El Rey – McAllen, TX
06/12/15 @ Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
06/13/15 @ Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
06/14/15 @ Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO





DESTRUCTION – Mexico Tour Dates For April/May 2015

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , on March 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Destruction - Mexico Tour Dates - 2015 - promo flyer - #33055DMO

As reported on the Destruction Facebook page:

MEXICO here we come!!! Looks like one more concert will be added ASAP! Have a look at the tour poster, those shows are confirmed already!


* For more info on DESTRUCTION:

Facebook: Destruction





On This Day In METAL History – March 4th… From T. REX To Sabrina Sabrok!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

T. Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On) - promo cover sleeve - extended version - 1972MOTRMB

On March 4th, 1972 – The legendary T. Rex hits #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Bang a Gong (Get It On). This great song is featured on the 1971 studio album from T. Rex: Electric Warrior. Rest in peace, Marc Bolan, Mickey Finn and Steve Currie.

Cinderella - The Last Mile - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1989CMO

On this day in 1989Cinderella’s hit, The Last Mile, was sitting at #36 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Cinderella’s second studio album, from 1988: Long Cold Winter.

ACDC - Back In Black - promo album cover pic - #1980

On March 4th, 2015AC/DC’s studio album from 1980, Back In Black, is resting at #98 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This amazing album has spent 166 weeks on this chart and peaked at #4. Timeless Hard Rock this AC/DC album is.

Birthday balloons - nighttime - clip-art!!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Sabrina Sabrok - Publicity Photo - #2015SSMO - 33770076


On March 4th, 1967, Sabrina Sabrok was born, in Argentina. Happy Birthday, Sabrina! Whoa and yeah! The beautiful Sabrina Sabrok is a world-famous model, singer, Playboy model and television host. Sabrina’s studio albums and music videos range from Metal to Cyberpunk. Sabrina has shared the stage with many world-class bands, including the mighty Queensrÿche.

Sabrina Sabrok - Playboy cover - Mexico - promo cover pic - #2015MO

Sabrina, El Sexo en su Máxima Expresión is the name of Sabrina’s television show, which airs on Mexico’s TeleHit. Sabrina also appeared on the Mexican version of the reality television show Big Brother VIP in Mexico. Long live Sabrina Sabrok!


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION – Announce April Europe Tour With Pyrrhon

Posted in grindcore, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kaotoxin - Record Label - logo - #2015KRMO20

Department Of Correction - Promo band - album cover banner - 2015 - #663DOCMO

After their Summer 2014 US tour with BUDD DWYER, our friends of DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION are returning to the European stages still in support of their 2014 “Monsters!” split with TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION, C.O.A.G, MISERABLE FAILURE, UNSU and INFECTED SOCIETY.

With Relapse records’ PYRRHON invited to headline the tour, this will be DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION’s fifth European road trip, bringing both bands to five European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom) in sixteen days from April 10 to 25.

On a sidenote, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION have also recently been confirmed for the OBSCENE EXTREME AMERICA festival in Montreal, Canada, on August 2015. An accompanying August 2015 tour of the US East Coast will be announced later this year.

To celebrate the tour, we’re happy to announce that, as part of our ongoing series of weekly “Hi Gain” deals which see one of our releases’ price crushed by 50% each Monday and for one full week, we’ve not only selected the 37 bands / 44 tracks “In Grindo Veritas” compilation curated by Florian of DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION to be offered at € 2.99 instead of € 5.99, but also all of the accompanying merchandising line: t-shirts & girlies (5.99 € instead of € 11.99), hoodies (13.49 € instead of € 26.99) and zipped hoodies (18.49 € instead of 36.99 €). Get them before Mar.08 as stock is very limited on some pieces!

Tour Dates:

  • APR.15 – FR – Paris – Cirque Electrique
  • APR.15 – FR – TBA
  • APR.15 – FR – Tours – Canadian Café
  • APR.15 – FR – Toulouse – Pavillons Sauvages
  • APR.15 – FR – Montpellier – Secret Place
  • APR.15 – FR – Clermont Ferrand – Raymond Bar
  • APR.15 – FR – St Etienne – Assomoir
  • APR.15 – FR – Bourg-en-Bresse – Tannerie
  • APR.15 – CH – Bern – Cafete
  • APR.15 – DE – Tûbingen – Epplehaus
  • APR.15 – BE – Liège – Inside Out
  • APR.15 – UK – London – Unicorn
  • APR.15 – UK – Leeds – Temple of Boom
  • APR.15 – UK – Newcastle – Northumberland Arms
  • APR.15 – UK – Boltom – Alma Inn
  • APR.15 – UK – Plymouth – Tiki

Department Of Correction - April - 2015 - Tour Flyer promo - #2015DOCMOP







BLOODSOAKED – Offering FREE Downloads Of Entire Discography

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bloodsoaked - publicity pic - 2015 - #0304BMO

North Carolina’s one-man Death Metal Army BLOODSOAKED is offering the digital versions of all four albums as free downloads! It’s true and devoid of strings. You can get 2007’s Brutally Butchered, 2009’s Sadistic Deeds…Grotesque Memories, 2011’s The Death of Hope, and 2014’s Religious Apocalypse free at

The most recent of the four, Religious Apocalypse, was released last year on Comatose Music and included new cuts, live tracks and brutalized renditions of Cinderella’s “Shake Me” and Ratt’s “You’re in Love.”

Bloodsoaked - Large Logo!

Source: ClawHammer PR

* For more info:





GRUESOME – First Taste Of Debut From Death-Worshipping Supergroup Now Playing – “Savage Land” To See Release Next Month

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Gruesome - promo band pic - 2015 - credit Niuvis Martin - #0093300MO

Savage Land is the forthcoming debut full-length from death metal perpetrators, GRUESOME. Featuring within their bestial ranks members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derketa, GRUESOME is a supergroup of sorts paying homage to the game-changing sounds of Death’s early recordings.

GRUESOME was borne out of guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey (Exhumed) and drummer Gus Rios’ (Malevolent Creation) mutual involvement with the Death To All tours – Harvey serving as frontman for the original nine-member mini-tour and Rios performing “Baptized In Blood” and working with DTA drummer Sean Reinert on the following US tour where Exhumed filled in as support on a several dates.

After discarding the idea of putting together another incarnation of DTA to focus exclusively on Death’s first two albums, Harvey half-jokingly suggested writing their own songs in that vein. It wasn’t long before the idea gained traction, and the “band” had five songs written. Rios later recruited Possessed guitarist Daniel Gonzalez and Derketa bassist Robin Mazen to record the material in Florida.

Gruesome - Savage Land - promo album cover pic - #2015MOG0223

The result is the eight scathing tracks contained on Savage Land. Recorded by Rios and Gonzalez at Riversound Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, mixed by Jarrett Pritchard at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and including a guest guitar solo on “Closed Casket” by James Murphy as well as cover art by legendary illustrator Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth, Massacre, Athiest et el), Savage Land is a truly gruesome slab of late-’80s/early-’90s Florida-styled Death Metal.

Set for release next month, today team GRUESOME offers up fourth track “Hideous” for communal absorption. The track is based on 1932 horror film, Freaks, in which the characters were played by people who worked as carnival sideshow performers and had real deformities. The original version was considered too shocking to be released, and no longer exists.

Gruesome - classic band logo - #2015GMODM

Rios further elaborates, “‘Hideous’ was one of the last songs to be written for the album. By that point Matt had really hit a stride with the writing and this song turned out to be one of our favorites! It seamlessly blends influences from the first three Death albums with even a tiny tip of the hat to Human. Listen closely after the solo section…you’ll swear it’s 1988 for real! We sincerely hope that everyone enjoys this as much as we did creating it! Hail Chuck [Schuldiner]!”

Sample “Hideous” via SoundCloud HERE or YouTube HERE.

Tragically, there will never be any truly new Death material, but GRUESOME is humbly determined to keeping the band’s classic sound alive as faithfully as possible. Savage Land will be released in North America via Relapse Records on April 21st, 2015, April 17th in Germany, Benelux and Finland and April 20th in the UK, rest of the world on CD and digitally. For preorders scroll on over to THIS LOCATION. Digital preorders are available via iTunes HERE and the GRUESOME BandCamp page HERE.


“The turning inside out of Death’s first two albums is in good hands here.” – Decibel Magazine

“Absolutely kick-ass in its own right, but also an authentic form of homage to Death.” – No Clean Singing


Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:






Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,637 other followers

%d bloggers like this: