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GWAR To Embark Upon The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Gwar - Eternal Tour 2014 - promo flyer - #0011

As reported on the GWAR Facebook:

Oderus is missing. Once the Scumdogs in GWAR finally notice this (it takes them a while to notice stuff) they will set off on a journey to find their departed brother using every resource available – including recruiting an ancient Scumdog warrior. GWAR will need the help from everyone, even the lowliest Bohab, as their enemies are plotting to take advantage of the hole in GWAR’s ranks.

BalSac The Jaws of Death on The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” and what to expect:

“Dark clouds of war and ill omen have gathered around GWAR. In our hour of greatest peril, Oderus has left us and our enemies stand poised, ready to strike while they sense weakness. But we shall no longer cower in our Antarctic stronghold, awaiting Destiny’s final blow. This Fall GWAR sets out on the most trying quest of our career. We shall scour our leader’s favorite stomping ground, North America, leaving no city unsearched, no venue unraised, and no sheep unmolested. GWAR will venture to the depths of Hell or to the very end of Time itself, and though I fear what we may encounter out there, I know that we can never return home until we have the answer we seek: ‘Where is Oderus Urungus?’”

GWAR fans have been mourning the loss of Dave Brockie, GWAR’s founder and lead singer, since March. The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” gives them an opportunity to gather and share a bunch of feels as a community while experiencing the sickest band in this or any other world.

Jamison Land, Beefcake the Mighty’s personal slave and bass tech:

“Dave was our friend and anchor for as far back as anyone can remember. He’s held us together, and sometimes he drove us apart. He is our brother and we love him. Unlike a lot of prominent musicians, he was friends with all of the fans. He made GWAR fans feel special on a personal level. The fans love Dave as much as we do and ‘The GWAR Eternal Tour 2014’ is our way of getting together and sharing that love.”

The first leg of the tour will include direct support from Decapitated; the second leg will have direct support from Corrosion of Conformity. American Sharks will open all shows. The tour kicks off October 15th in Norfolk, VA and runs through December 13th in Baltimore, MD. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets go on sale this weekend.

Hail Oderus! Hail GWAR!

Gwar - Battle Maximus - band logo - 2013

GWAR at RIOT FEST:

9/12: Chicago, IL @ RIOT FEST

Tickets for “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” go on sale this weekend. Confirmed first-leg dates are:

10/15/14 The Norva – Norfolk, VA
10/16/14 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/17/14 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
10/18/14 The Palladium “Rock and Shock Festival” – Worcester, MA
10/19/14 The Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/21/14 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
10/22/14 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN
10/23/14 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/24/14 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
10/25/14 Emo’s “Housecore Horror Film Festival” – Austin, TX
10/26/14 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/28/14 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
10/29/14 Pop’s Nightclub – Sauget, IL
10/30/14 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
10/31/14 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/01/14 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
11/02/14 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
11/03/14 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/04/14 Knitting Factory Concert House – Reno, NV
11/05/14 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/06/14 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
11/07/14 Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
11/08/14 The Great Salt Air – Magna, UT
11/10/14 Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
11/11/14 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
11/12/14 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA

GWAR W/ TBA and American Sharks:

11/14: Vancouver, BC and Commodore Ballroom

Gwar - Battle Maximus - band logo - 2013

GWAR W/ Corrosion of Conformity and American Sharks:

11/15: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/16: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/19: Fargo, ND @ The Venue
11/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/22: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/23: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/25: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11/26: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/28: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/30: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/02: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
12/03: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
12/04: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
12/05: Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
12/06: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/07: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
12/08: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
12/09: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/10: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theater
12/11: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
12/12: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
12/13: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

* No American Sharks
** Havok plays on this show

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* For more info on GWAR:

http://www.gwar.net/

http://www.youtube.com/gwar

https://twitter.com/GWARofficial

http://www.facebook.com/gwar

http://www.gwarjapan.net/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GWAR.

REST IN PEACE, DAVE BROCKIE.

REST IN PEACE, CORY SMOOT.

Stone.

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INKED IN STEEL TOUR – Carcass, Obituary, Exhumed & Noisem – Tour Dates, Cities & Venues

Posted in Death Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Carcass - Obituary - Promo Tour Flyer - Inked In Steel - 2014

As reported on the OBITUARY Facebook page:

What an awesome tour for us and you fans.
We are so STOKED!!!
Our new album INKED IN BLOOD will be released on October 28th the same day as the first show at The Rock in Tucson AZ.
Can you say album release party!!!

***All dates with Carcass, Exhumed and Noisem***

Oct 28 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Oct 29 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Oct 31 Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
Nov 01 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
Nov 02 Sauget, IL @ Pops
Nov 04 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
Nov 05 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Nov 06 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Nov 07 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Nov 08 Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub & Billiards
Nov 09 Cincinnati, OH @ The Madison Theater

Obituary - Classic Band Logo - Bloody - #5

 

* For more info on OBITUARY:

Facebook: Obituary band

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

LONG LIVE CARCASS.

LONG LIVE OBITUARY.

LONG LIVE EXHUMED.

LONG LIVE NOISEM.

Stone.

HELLOWEEN – FESTIVAL SUMMER 2014 COMPLETED, STUDIO SESSION BEGINS!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Helloween - promo band pic - 2014 - #610091

After successfully concluding their world-tour in support of the 2013 output Straight Out Of Hell, the party has been concluded upon the festival summer.

Clearly no time to sit back and relax, as the pumpkin heads will be heading right for their very own MiSueno Studios, located on the isle of Tenerife to start working on the successor of Straight Out Of Hell in October. Joining the band to handle production duties will be long-term companion Charlie Bauerfeind. The new album which is set for a release in May 2015 will be the first since HELLOWEEN have inked a new deal with old label home Nuclear Blast, where they released two albums – The Dark Ride (2000) and Rabbit Don’t Come Easy (2003), both of which have been re-issued with extended bonus material in 2013.

Last but not least, HELLOWEEN would like to send out a big “Thank You” to all the Helloween Maniacs worldwide with some live impressions of the title track of the charting success Straight Out Of Hell turned out to be, landing on a sensational #4, their highest German chart entry to date, holding this position for five long weeks. Additionally they made another five Top ten entries in Europe and also cracked the US Billboard Charts.

Helloween - Classic Band Logo - #119 - 2013

Check out the clip produced by Randy Cold: https://www.facebook.com/randycold666 https://vimeo.com/103456531

You can order your copy of The Dark Ride – Special Edition at the following destination: http://smarturl.it/HELLOWEEN-Ride

Rabbit Don’t Come Easy – Special Edition is available here: http://smarturl.it/HELLOWEEN-Rabbit

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

Nuclear Blast - Europe Logo - 2014

USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GRAVE DIGGER – German Metal Attack November / December – Info

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on August 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Grave Digger - German Metal Attack - promo tour flyer - winter - 2014

This coming November and December, the legendary GRAVE DIGGER will be marching again on the German Metal Attack tour, with dates in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Czech Republic. Click on the link below for complete tour dates, cities and venues:

http://www.grave-digger.de/home/tour/

* For more info on GRAVE DIGGER:

Facebook: Official GRAVE DIGGER Fan Site

Website: http://www.grave-digger-clan.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GRAVE DIGGER.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

 

Small Stone Records Destroyed By Floods; Fundraiser Launched

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, weather with tags , , , , on August 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Small Stone Records - Flood - 2014

Last week, debilitating storms dumped flood water throughout the Detroit area, including the offices of Small Stone Records, label home of Sasquatch, Wo Fat, Greenleaf, Lord Fowl, Dixie Witch, Roadsaw and so many others. Gear and product were both destroyed and insurance is only going to go so far, so we’re coming together to help Scott Hamilton from Small Stone with some of the massive expense of cleaning up from this flood. Hamilton’s support for heavy music in the near two-decades that he’s run Small Stone has never wavered and this is a chance to help somebody who’s helped us by enriching our lives with great bands and great riffs.

A recent post by The Obelisk details, “It was painful last week to see the pictures of the Small Stone Records offices, flooded out from powerful storms that tore through the Detroit area. Still sealed label product floating through dirty water, files and CDs, the fruit of countless hours of work on the part of label owner Scott Hamilton, simply ruined. In one of the pictures, however, you can also see a floating vacuum cleaner, and that’s also important, because it reminds us that more even than being where kickass riffs come from, this is somebody’s home.

Scott is somebody whose tastes and whose efforts have helped greatly to shape the course of American heavy rock in the last decade-plus. Whether you’re a fan of Dixie Witch or roadsaw or Sasquatch or Wo Fat or anyone else on his enviable roster, chances are even if you don’t listen to those bands, someone in a band you listen to does. Small Stone has become the standard-bearer, and you can see the influence it has had not only in bands going for ‘that Small Stone sound,’ but also in labels who have come up in the last several years wanting to support the music they’re passionate about in a similar way.

But again, this is about more than music. It’s Scott’s house too, and that’s why it’s so important that this community comes together to help him out. You and I are part of a worldwide subculture. Don’t believe me? Go to a show anywhere and look around you. It’s the same every place you go, and that’s no mistake. One of our own – someone who’s directly participated in making this weird, ongoing thing to which we belong – needs our help. Frankly, that should be enough to make you want to get involved.”

Donations are being taken through the middle of next month, but since it’s a water cleanup process and there’s the ever-present threat of mold, time’s a factor.

To donate, point your browser to THIS LOCATION. Every bit helps. Thank you for your support.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

small stone records - logo - 2013

http://www.smallstone.com

http://www.facebook.com/smallstonerecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SCOTT HAMILTON & SMALL STONE RECORDS.

Stone.

CYCLES WITHIN CYCLES – Tape Release News

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Cycles Within Cycles - Mouths Of Rivers - promo cover pic

Cycles Within Cycles is a precursor to Post-Rock/Metal outfit The Clouds Will Clear, who recently released their self titled EP with Bleeding Light Records. Now, Bleeding Light will also issue a digital and limited cassette version of Cycles Within Cycles lone work, Mouths of Rivers.

Highly cinematic with rich texture and dramatic voice over samples sweep across this four song EP in short order, but leave a lasting impression. An intriguing document and insight of what was to come and what will continue in the future with The Clouds Will Clear.

The cassette release will be limited to 35 copies and will be available through Bleeding Light Records along with a ‘name your price’ digital version on September 9th. Pre-orders will be available soon.

Cycles Within Cycles - cassette promo pic - 2014

* For more info:

http://thecloudswillclear.bandcamp.com/album/the-clouds-will-clear-ep-2014 

https://www.facebook.com/thecloudswillclearmusic 

https://twitter.com/cloudswillclear 

http://bleedinglightrecords.com/

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(Source: Dewar PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE CLOUDS WILL CLEAR.

LONG LIVE HEAVY MUSIC.

Stone.

KHAØS – “After The Silence” New Single And Official Music Video Are: Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Khaos - promo band pic - 2014 - #30039

After their critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Rising’ appeared in late 2012, Khaøs have released a brand new single entitled ‘After The Silence’. This new single from Khaøs lyrically mirrors the despair of our world today, with some of the catchiest and memorable Hard Rock that I yearn for. ‘After The Silence’ has instantly glued itself to my brain tissue. Seriously, it did. Vocalist Chandler Mogel is a star, while this entire band should take several bows and realize they have the musical skills to go very, very far with their music. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Hard Rock, 80’s Arena and Classic Rock fans should enjoy Khaøs and their sound. Metal fans that dig Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Schenker Group and Hardline are in for a treat. Take a look and listen below! Whoa!

Above music video was directed by the talented Swiss director Can Isik (Beauty of Gemina). The video was shot in a burnt down factory area in Arbon Switzerland.

KHAØS – Studio Lineup:

Chandler Mogel – vocals

Mark Rossi – guitar

Nic Angileri – bass

Trevor Franklin – drums

States the band:

“’After The Silence’ is the anthemic track that kicks off the album. It’s about finding one’s self in a war-torn world and bonding together with like-minded people in order to start a peaceful revolution. We face a lot of difficulties throughout our daily lives and in a world where that seems to be the norm, sometimes the only thing we seem to have is ourselves and what we know.”

Khaos - After The Silence - promo single  cover - 2014

‘After The Silence’ was released on July 14th, 2014 and is the first single from the forthcoming full-length album ‘Risen’. The single is digitally available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and on all other digital platforms.

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* For more info on KHAØS:

Facebook: Khaøs

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KHAØS.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

ORANGE GOBLIN’s New Album Coming This October; Track Streaming At Loudwire

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Orange Goblin - Back From The Abyss - promo cover pic

Candlelight Records has confirmed October 7th as the North American release date for ORANGE GOBLIN’s new album, Back From The Abyss. Recorded earlier this year in London, the album reunites the band with producer Jamie Dodd. It was mastered at Turan Audio in late July. Back From The Abyss will be available for preorder via iTunes and Amazon beginning August 26th. Fans can begin to preorder the CD today via Candlelight’s official webstore and Bandcamp page.

Loudwire.com is celebrating the announcement with an exclusive North American stream of the album’s first single, The Devil’s Whip. Vocalist Ben Ward says: “This song is a real old-school banger stuffed full of riffs, sleaze, filth, and speed… just like the best metal should be! It’s Motörhead-style, outlaw-biker rock in all its glory, destined to get heads banging, fists pumping, drinks flowing and asses shaking. If you don’t find yourself breaking the speed limit to this song, desperate to find the roughest bar in town, start a fight and spending the night in a cell, then you are quite clearly already dead. Let’s ride, let loose, let’s rip… that’s right, you can’t escape ‘The Devil’s Whip.'”

Listen now HERE.

Back From The Abyss follows the band’s most successful release, 2012’s A Eulogy For The Damned, and the recent reissue of their 2007 album Healing Through Fire. Featuring twelve new songs, it delivers the quartets now internationally respected Heavy Metal. Decibel Magazine calls the band’s sound, “maximum riffage and turbo doom.” Blabbermouth dubs them, “a big burly bag of rock goodness.” Rocking hard as fans have come to expect, Back From The Abyss shows not only the band’s tried-and-true blues and doom but the high caliber of their musicianship.

ORANGE GOBLIN will kick off the Autumn with a European tour alongside Doom legends St. Vitus. Set to begin in France on October 9th, the tour will work its way through thirteen countries before concluding in Germany on November 14th. On the tour’s announcement Ward said: “We are extremely excited to be going on tour with our good friends and long-time heroes St. Vitus. Vitus are one of the bands that inspired us to form ORANGE GOBLIN all those years ago and to be able to promote our new album and celebrate their thirty-fifth anniversary at the same time just blows my mind.”

Orange Goblin - Back From The Abyss - promo cover pic

American dates in support of Back From The Abyss are anticipated to start early in the new year. Details to be announced shortly.

Together since 1995, ORANGE GOBLIN has released seven full-length studio albums. A Eulogy For The Damned was the band’s first for Candlelight Records and closed a five year recording hiatus. The album was supported with the most live dates by the band in their history; touring that saw the band on North America soil first alongside Clutch then on a full-scale headline tour that found them on thirty-eightstages across the US and Canada. Two videos were filmed and released for the album, including Red Tide Rising and the special Scion A/V video for Acid Trials.

Back From The Abyss – Track Listing:

1. Sabbath Hex
2. Ubermensch
3. The Devil’s Whip
4. Demon Blues
5. Heavy Lies The Crown
6. Into the Arms of Morpheus
7. Mythical Knives
8. Bloodzilla
9. The Abyss
10. Titan
11. Blood Of Them
12. The Shadow Over Innsmouth

ORANGE GOBLIN is vocalist Ben Ward, guitartist Joe Hoare, bassist Martyn Millard, and drummer Christopher Turner. The band are endorsed by Marshall Amplification, Orange Amplification, Fender Bass Guitars, Natal Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Remo Skins, Vans, Volcom, Boss Pedals, Rotosound Strings, and Jagermeister.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ORANGE GOBLIN:

http://www.facebook.com/orangegoblinofficial

http://www.orange-goblin.com

http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com 

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ORANGE GOBLIN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CASTLE FREAK – Album Release Date, Artwork And Track Listing

Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Castle Freak - promo band pic - 2014 - #3308

From Tridroid Records:

We are happy to announce that we will be releasing the cassette version of Still Rotting by CASTLE FREAK on October 7, 2014.

Self-described as “grinding death punks”, CASTLE FREAK play sick music influenced by bands such as Repulsion, Autopsy, Carnivore and old-school Megadeth. Despite the fact that the band has only been around a short while, they have managed to share the stage with Full of Hell and Noisem. In addition they also recently had a song featured on A389’s 2014 Digital Mixtape.

Pre-orders for Still Rotting will be available soon.

STILL ROTTING – TRACKLISTING:

1. Beneath These Streets
2. Sickening Corpses
3. Sherm
4. Caught In A Casket
5. Rotting.

Castle Freak - Still Rotting - Cassette Artwork promo pic - 2014

TRIDROID RECORDS ONLINE:

Facebook

Bandcamp

Twitter

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CASTLE FREAK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Ohio’s DISMEMBERMENT Announce New Mini-Tour

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Dismemberment - Promo Band pic - 2014 - #99440

Ohio’s Dismemberment are happy to announce that they will be hitting the road in September for a whirlwind three-day mini-tour.

The band’s guitarist Jacob Shively had the following to say about the tour:

“Very excited for this upcoming run of shows and to be opening for the legendary Solstice and sharing the stage with Mobile Deathcamp. Plenty more stuff in the works and we’ve begun working on material for a new full-length. Stay tuned!”

Dismemberment mini-tour official dates:

09/04/2014 The Shrunken Head -Columbus OH *with SOLSTICE
09/05/2014 Token Lounge -Detroit MI *with MOBILE DEATHCAMP
09/05/2014 Berlin Music Pub -Ft. Wayne IN

Dismemberment - mini-tour promo flyer - September - 2014

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(Source: Dewar PR)

Dismemberment Online:

STORE

BANDCAMP

FACEBOOK

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small

LONG LIVE DISMEMBERMENT.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

LETHAL DOSAGE – Completely Meaningless Party Tour Confirmed

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on August 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Lethal Dosage - Meaningless Party Tour - promo flyer - 2014

Tucson-based depravity squad, LETHAL DOSAGE, is ready to intoxicate the Southwest once again, having locked down another tour of the region for this Fall.

Having already torched the region on their Consume The Southwest Tour in February, and again during their more widespread Consume The West Tour in June, LETHAL DOSAGE will bring their crushing ruckus to another six towns across the Southwest US. Beginning October 6th, the Completely Meaningless Party Tour will blaze Anaheim, Ventura, Las Vegas, Flagstaff and Tempe before the caravan smolders out with a final show in their hometown on October 11th. The band’s hometown brethren in Evasion will be joining the melee as support for LETHAL DOSAGE on all dates.

LETHAL DOSAGE Completely Meaningless Party Tour:

10/06/2014 The Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA

10/07/2014 Billy O’s – Ventura, CA

10/08/2014 Adrenaline Bar – Las Vegas, NV

10/09/2014 The Hive – Flagstaff, AZ

10/10/2014 Tempe Tavern – Tempe, AZ

10/11/2014 The Rock – Tucson, AZ

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LETHAL DOSAGE released their second full-length album, Consume, in February via local cohorts, Battleground Records. Having harnessed the band’s massive live sound at Arcane Digital Studio, engineered by Ryan Butler and then finalized at Sonorous Mastering, Consume rages with over fifty caustic minutes of groove-heavy metal with elements of brutal hardcore infusing elements of Lamb Of God, Chimaira, Pantera, and Hatebreed, yet consumed with the band’s own self-destructive, caustic, desert-baked contamination. Consume is available in an economical, eco-friendly four-panel digipak exclusively at Earsplit Distro, and digitally via Bandcamp.

Critical Praise:

“…an exuberant, very welcome surprise… the sound on this album is positively monstrous.” – Chronicles Of Chaos

“…a modern and highly brutal form of death-influenced and groove-laden metal in the vein of Chimaira or Lamb Of God.” – Puregrainaudio

“Consume is filled with ominous riffs and ample groove, with a breakdown here and there. The bile-filled vocals are balanced with bouncy grooves…” – About.com

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on LETHAL DOSAGE:

https://www.facebook.com/LethalDosageTucson 

http://lethaldosage1.bandcamp.com 

https://www.facebook.com/battlegroundrecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE LETHAL DOSAGE.

LONG LIVE ARIZONA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Comatose Music To Release U.S. Edition Of Septycal Gorge’s “Scourge Of The Formless Breed” On October 14th

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Septycal Gorge - promo band pic - 2014 - #9843

After countless delays, the long awaited and highly anticipated new release from SEPTYCAL GORGE is ready to be uncaged! Scourge of the Formless Breed will be self-released by the band in Europe on September 5 and the U.S. edition will be released by Comatose Music on October 14.  

Scourge of the Formless Breed marks the third full length album during SEPTYCAL GORGE’s 10-year reign of destruction in the Italian brutal death metal scene. The track listing for both editions is identical. However, the packaging will be different. Musically this new release is a flawless execution of technical prowess that is superior in the genre. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by the band. Expect no mercy during the relentless assault that is Scourge of the Formless Breed!

Stream “Breed of The Rejected (Sons of Enoch pt.2)” below:

Septcal Gorge - Scourge of the Formeless Breed - promo cover pic - 2014

Track Listing:

1. Living Torment of the Sleeping God

2. Urizen – The Burning Sun

3. Slaughter Conceived

4. No Spawn No Reign (Sons of Enoch pt.1)

5. Breed of the Rejected (Sons of Enoch pt.2)

6. Anabasis / Paralysis

7. Deeds of Eternity

8. Coil of Nothingness

9. Awakening of the Seven Serpents

Pre-orders for the European edition are being accepted now at septycalgorge.bigcartel.com. The European version of the album will include a very limited special slipcase edition that includes a shirt, poster, sticker and guitar pick. Pre-orders for the U.S. edition will be available August 18 at www.comatosemusic.com.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SEPTYCAL GORGE:

facebook.com/septycalgorge.official

Twitter: com/septycalgorge

Comatose Music - Large Logo - #2 - 2014

Website: comatosemusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SEPTYCAL GORGE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

DECONSTRUCTING SEQUENCE – Release “Access Code”

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Deconstructing Sequence - promo band pic - logo - 2014 - #9173

Deconstructing Sequence are proud to announce the release of their new EP, Access Code.

Consisting of two epic songs that blend black metal, progressive and post-rock,  Access Code can only be described as Extreme Progressive Art.

The EP is available direct from the band, and can be streamed and purchased here: http://dsprogart.bandcamp.com/

Deconstructing Sequence - Access Code - promo cover pic

 

Access Code recording line-up:



Tiberius – Guitars, bass, vocals 


Morph – Vocals, synth and programming 


J Nerexo (Shadows Land) – Drum arrangements and performance 



Deconstructing Sequence on-line:



Facebook
 l Twitter 
l Bandcamp

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Source: Dewar PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DECONSTRUCTING SEQUENCE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLOODSHOT DAWN – Announce New Album Details

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on August 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Bloodshot Dawn - promo band pic - 2014 - #9084

Before closing their main stage show at Bloodstock Festival last weekend, unsigned UK melodic extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn made a very special announcement. Frontman Josh McMorran told an excited crowd that their new album, entitled ‘Demons’ would be released in the UK on 26th October (Rest of World TBA).

‘Demons’ is the second Bloodshot Dawn album and was funded by fans in a Kickstarter campaign which was achieved in just 4 days, testament to the band’s loyal following.

‘Demons’ is also the first recording with their new drummer Janne Jaloma (also of Gothenburg death metal outfit Deals Death). The album features 8 tracks of awe inspiring melodic extreme metal spanning 43 minutes and includes guest musicians such as Sven De Caluwé (Aborted, System Divide), Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry), Teemu Mäntysaari (Wintersun), Andy James (ex-Sacred Mother Tongue) and Chris Amott (Armageddon, ex-Arch Enemy).

Speaking of ‘Demons’ in relation to their self-titled debut, which was released in 2012, Josh comments: “From a musical perspective it has been a completely natural progression. We have not become more melodic or more brutal but rather we’ve enhanced all aspects of the sound we had built up on the first album! This album is a huge step up in technical ability and song writing prowess without changing the music enough to alienate our current fans!”

“The title ‘Demons’, which is also the name of one of the tracks, perfectly represents the lyrical content within the album. It also ties in with the amazing new artwork. The song’s lyrical content is about demons on both a personal and a wider social scale, explaining our views on modern society and the struggles within the mind. The album is all about beating your demons and making something of the time you have on the earth whilst battling the ever lasting struggles and trials that come with being human.”

Bloodshot Dawn - Demons - promo cover pic - 2014

The artwork, which can be seen above, was masterminded by Swedish artist Par Olofoson who is famed for his work with bands such as Immolation, Onslaught, Exodus, Pathology, The Faceless and more as well as also having also worked on the Bloodshot Dawn self-titled debut album.

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Track Listing for ‘Demons’

1) Smoke and Mirrors

2) Consequence Complex

3) Unified

4) Inadequacy

5) Black Hole Infinity

6) Human Void

7) The Image Faded

8) Demons

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Drums were recorded in Studio Disaster, Sweden by the band themselves; guitars and bass were recorded in Darkside Studio, England by guitarist Benjamin Ellis; vocals were recorded at Envy Studio, England by Richard Worrall and Jack Stephens. The album was mixed and mastered by Danish sound wizard Jacob Hansen (Aborted, Amaranthe, Volbeat, Destruction, Epica, Pestilence).

Watch Bloodshot Dawn live at Bloodstock Open Air:

‘Godless’ – http://dai.ly/x23bz1c

‘Quantum Apocalypse’ w/ Special Guest Doug Anderson – http://dai.ly/x23bzdz

‘Vision’ – http://dai.ly/x23bzh2

Bloodshot Dawn - UK Tour - promo flyer - 2014

Catch Bloodshot Dawn Live

26th October – Limerick, Ireland – Dolan’s Warehouse

27th October – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Voodoo

28th October – Glasgow, Scotland – Audio

29th October – Manchester, England – Sound Control

30th October – Bristol, England – The Exchange

31st October – Brighton, England – Green Door Store

01st November – London, England – Unicorn

02nd November – Cardiff, Wales – Full Moon

06th November – Osaka, Japan – Namba Rockets w/ Gorguts & Krisiun

07th November – Nagoya, Japan – Imaike 4 Star w/ Gorguts & Krisiun

08th November – Tokyo, Japan – Cyclone w/ Gorguts & Krisiun

09th November – Tokyo, Japan – Cyclone w/ Gorguts & Krisiun

31st January 2015 – Dublin, Ireland – The Academy w/ At The Gates

Bloodshot Dawn - Japan Tour Promo Flyer - 2014

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on BLOODSHOT DAWN:

facebook.com/BloodshotDawn

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLOODSHOT DAWN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLOODSOAKED – Covers Cinderella & Ratt

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Bloodsoaked - Religious Apocalypse - promo cover pic - 2014

On their newest album, Religious Apocalypse, USDM tour de force BLOODSOAKED pay tribute to the bygone era of ’80s glam metal with brutalized renditions of Cinderella’s Shake Me and Ratt’s You’re in Love. As this much awesome would be impossible to keep a lid on until the album’s September 2 release date, the band has posted both tracks on their YouTube channel. To stream, visit the links below:

“Shake Me” 

 

“You’re in Love” 

With Religious Apocalypse, BLOODSOAKED has mastered the craft of combining the classic death metal feel with precision modern production to create a supreme blend of total sonic destruction. Now with the addition of a second guitarist BLOODSOAKED are ready to annihilate all that is holy with their old school storm of ravaging ferocity. See the band on their US tour in November 2014 and European tour in April 2015!

Religious Apocalypse will be out on September 2 via Comatose Music. Pre-order the album now atwww.comatosemusic.com.

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* For more info on BLOODSOAKED:

bloodsoaked.net

facebook.com/bloodsoaked666

Comatose Music - Large Logo - #2 - 2014

www.comatosemusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLOODSOAKED.

BLOODSOAKED KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

HULL “Legend Of The Swamp Goat” – 7″ Vinyl Single Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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HULL – Brooklyn’s Metal ambassadors known across the planet as HULL released a 7″ vinyl single (with B-Side etching and digital download card) back on February 14th of this year. The single is titled: Legend Of The Swamp Goat. This 7″ single released in limited colors, with sea-foam being an European tour exclusive. I kept playing this mighty Metal song over and over last night and came to realize: HULL’s The Legend Of The Swamp Goat shall be Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day! Whoa.

Hull - Legend Of The Swamp Goat - colored vinyl - promo pic - 2014

Monstrous riffs, chunky bass, formidable drumming, powerful street-cred vocals, sludgy and doomy across this entire song, with an anthemic atmosphere of Metal sound is Legend Of The Swamp Goat. Hell, this is HULL for Metal sakes!! A true riff infested gem is this song and you can hear it and make a purchase for yourself below. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Above cover artwork by Nathan Overstrom.

* For more info on HULL:

Facebook: HULL

Website: http://www.hullorhighwater.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HULL.

LONG LIVE BROOKLYN, NY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SLAUGHTERDAY – “Ravenous” Out Now On FDA Rekotz

Posted in Death Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Slaughterday - Ravenous - promo cover pic - 2014

German Death Metallers SLAUGHTERDAY are back with a new EP, appropriately titled Ravenous. The EP is available on MCD format and as a limited edition (300 copies) blood-red vinyl MLP through FDA Rekotz.

The follow-up to 2013’s savage debut full-length Nightmare Vortex consists of three new tracks and a cover of ACHERON’s “Ave Satanas.” No secrets, surprises, or relief here; just 20 minutes of SLAUGHTERDAY’s dark ‘n creepy Death Metal! Ravenous was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studio. Artwork by Swedish artist Jan Pysander Whitney.

Ordering info can be found at: www.fda-rekotz.com.

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Critical Praise:

“Germany’s Slaughterday have the gumption (and instinct) to take T. Gabriel Fischer’s get-up-and-say-Hey! vox, back it with tested-and-true Oakland CA death/doom found in the collection of every serial killer, and inject the mishmash with a Swedish melodic sensibility cultivated from the early ’90s to present.”- Worm Gear Zine

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SLAUGHTERDAY:

facebook.com/slaughterdayofficial

FDA Rekotz - Logo

fda-rekotz.com

facebook.com/fdarekotz

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAUGHTERDAY.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

Scion Audio Visual Present RED FANG “The Meadows” Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Red Fang - The Meadows - music video promo pic - 2014

Red Fang have a new music video for The Meadows from their recently released EP, Scion A/V Presents Red Fang (http://www.scionav.com/2014/05/06/red-fang-meadows-shadows-download/). The glutinous clip finds the hairy and hilarious metal band putting on their fancy clothes and putting away a herculean amount of food in a super slow motion.

Red Fang released Whales and Leeches in October 2014, with the eleven-song album quickly becoming the band’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed release to date.  Alternative Press described the album as “bigger, bolder, heavier, catchier and even more savagely fun,” Stereogum said the release “takes flight and soars,” while Magnet Magazine said Whales and Leeches “is a monumental success – a clear line from Red Fang’s earliest recordings to it latest.”

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on RED FANG:

Website: http://redfang.net/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RED FANG.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

OVERCHARGE – Streaming “Nothing On The Way”; New Album “Accelerate” Releases On September 30th

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, punk metal, Punk rock with tags , , , , on August 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Overcharge - promo band pic - 2014 - #07902

Italian Punk Rockin’ Speed Metallers, OVERCHARGE, have posted a brand new track off their upcoming new album, Accelerate. The song, Nothing on the Way, is now streaming below:

OVERCHARAGE is in fact Punk Rock, Rock ‘n Roll, and Speed Metal rolled up into one.  The Italians sound like a drunken fist fight between MOTORHEAD and Kill ‘em All-era METALLICA, if everyone involved was gargling broken glass and DISCHARAGE was playing on the jukebox. It’s nothing less than adrenaline-fueled, mohawked mayhem!

Featuring a member of label mates OMNIVORE, OVERCHARGE wear their influences on their tattoo sleeves, but don’t sound overly beholden to any one of them.  Like all good Rock ‘n Roll, songs and riffs matter more here than emulating a specific set of heroes. Accelerate will be the first full-length from these maniacs.

Accelerate is set for worldwide release on September 30 via Unspeakable Axe Records. 

Overcharge - Accelerate - promo cover pic - 2014

1. Accelerate

2. As If There Were No Tomorrow

3. Dirt

4. Drown In Your Own

5. Nothing On The Way

6. Leave Behind

7. Nowhere To Go

8. Water Of Fire

9. No Law

10. Don’t Waste A Breath

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Album artwork designed by: Fabio Diosepoltura

(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on OVERCHARGE:

facebook.com/OverchargeRnR

Unspeakable Axe Records - large logo - B&W - 2013

unspeakableaxerecords.com

facebook.com/UnspeakableAxeRecords

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small

LONG LIVE OVERCHARGE.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ASS-KICKING MUSIC.

Stone.

JOHNNY TOUCH – Traditional Metallers Debuts New Track With Grande Rock

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Johnny Touch - Inner City Wolves - promo cover pic - 2014

With its highly anticipated worldwide release of Inner City Wolves coming in just over a week, Australian Trad Metal maniacs JOHNNY TOUCH have hooked up with Grande-Rock.com for the exclusive premiere of album track Dishonourable Discharge.

Boasting more Metal than the steel plate in cousin Eddie’s head, “Dishonourable Discharge” is now streaming at this location.

JOHNNY TOUCH previously released a demo tape and two split 7-inch records and are barely known outside of their homeland. Inner City Wolves is an amazing debut and serves as an example of a band creating an original work that will leave a lasting impression on the Heavy Metal world. Led by a first-rate vocalist and taking the best parts of JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, and METALLICA, with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN style ripping leads that shred the soul, Inner City Wolves gets it right across the board! The songwriting is extremely complex, yet catchy as hell. Get ready for what is sure to be considered one of the best Heavy Metal albums of 2014 and a stone cold classic for years to come.

Inner City Wolves will be out on August 19 on Shadow Kingdom Records.

Critical Praise:

“The release from the Australians is sure to leave a footprint on the world of Heavy Metal, ….one of the best releases of the year Inner City Wolves” 10/10 – Metal Temple

“This is the sound of tape trading days in a heavy metal parking lots outside of a Judas Priest show, where metal heads shared the latest news of the underground metal scene from Europe to New York to Los Angeles with freshly mimeographed newsletters.”  - Dangerdog Music Reviews

Johnny Touch - promo band pic - 2014 - #4263

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Ordering and release information for this and other Shadow Kingdom Records releases can be found at this location.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on JOHNNY TOUCH:

facebook.com/JohnnyTouchAus

Shadow Kingdom Records - Large Logo!

shadowkingdomrecords.com

bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JOHNNY TOUCH.

JOHNNY TOUCH KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE AUSTRALIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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