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DEMON HUNTER “Extremist” – Smashes Into Billboard Top 200 At #16!

Posted in christian metal, christian rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Demon Hunter - Extremist - Billboard Charting - promo flyer - 2014

For the week ending April 5th, 2014, Demon Hunter’s Extremist has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #16! Well deserved, cause Extremist is a keeper! Whoa! Metal be thy name!

Also:

#2 Independent Albums and #2 Hard Rock Albums! Metal has invaded the Billboard Charts once again!

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Ryan Clark – Vocals

Patrick Judge – Lead Guitar

Jeremiah Scott – Rhythm Guitar

Jonathan Dunn – Bass

Yogi Watts – Drums

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For a recently related DEMON HUNTER post, as featured on Metal Odyssey, click on the link below:

DEMON HUNTER “Artificial Light” – Official Music/Lyric Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above link is for an original post featured on Metal Odyssey, on March 22nd, 2014.

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Demon Hunter - Extremist - promo band - album flyer - itunes - 2014

* For more info on DEMON HUNTER:

Website: http://www.demonhunter.net

Facebook: Demon Hunter

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LONG LIVE DEMON HUNTER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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DEMON HUNTER “Artificial Light” – Official Music/Lyric Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christian metal, christian rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music videos, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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DEMON HUNTER – Seattle, by way of Nashville’s DEMON HUNTER have seen their seventh studio album released this past week: Extremist via (Solid State). Still boasting a fiery, melodic and potent wall-of-Metal-sound, DEMON HUNTER ceases to buckle over when it comes to constant and never-ending improvement with their albums; Artificial Light, from Extremist, is one example of this.

The all-encompassing, strong Metal grooves, intensity and inspiring lyrics from this Christian Metal band have always stopped me in my Metal tracks. Below is the official music/lyric video for Artificial Light; turn it up and receive a muscular dosage of Metal from DEMON HUNTER. Metal Be Thy Name.

DEMON HUNTER – Artificial Light Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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Ryan Clark – Vocals

Patrick Judge – Lead Guitar

Jeremiah Scott – Rhythm Guitar

Jonathan Dunn – Bass

Yogi Watts – Drums

Demon Hunter - Extremist - promo band - album flyer - itunes - 2014

*Purchase Extremist at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/extmst

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* For more info on DEMON HUNTER:

Facebook: Demon Hunter

Website: http://www.demonhunter.net

Twitter: demonhunterband

Instagram: demonhunter

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Website: http://www.solidstaterecords.com

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LONG LIVE DEMON HUNTER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

STRYPER – Autographed “Second Coming” Double Yellow Vinyl Is Available NOW!

Posted in christian metal, christian rock, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Stryper - Second Coming - autographed - cover - promo - yellow vinyl

ORDER NOW AT: 

http://stryper.portmerch.com/stores/home.php

STRYPER – The greatest and most famous Christian Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band of our time has this Rockin’ gem available now: Second Coming – on double yellow vinylautographed!!

Second Coming is a collection of 16 STRYPER classics, including 2 NEW studio recordings: Bleeding From Inside Out and Blackened. The other 14 songs are re-recorded STRYPER songs that have been re-energized and given new hard-to-resist magic! Both new studio songs are overflowing with Heavy Rockin’ relevancy; a welcomed relevancy that showcases the everlasting musical prowess that is… STRYPER!

Take a look below at all the details for this whiz-bang STRYPER exclusive! Metal be thy name!

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Released in the UK, STRYPER now has a limited number of these available in the online store.

* A double album set!

* 100% 180-gram vinyl!

* Yellow vinyl!

* Autographed by all four original band members!!

* Limited number available!

Side A

1. Loud N’ Clear

2. Loving You

3. Soldiers Under Command

4. Makes Me Wanna Sing

Side B

5. First Love

6. The Rock That Makes Me Roll

7. Reach Out

8. Surrender

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Side C

9. To Hell With The Devil

10. Calling On You

11. Free

12. The Way

Side D

13. Sing Along Song

14. More Than A Man

15. Bleeding From Inside Out (new)

16. Blackened (new)

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STRYPER:

Michael Sweet – Lead Vocals & Guitar

Robert Sweet – Drums

Oz Fox – Guitar & Vocals

Timothy Gaines – Bass & Vocals

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* For more info on STRYPER:

 Facebook: Stryper Music

www.stryper.com

www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE STRYPER.

Stone.

STRYPER “Second Coming” EPK (Official) – Album Releases March 26th!

Posted in christian metal, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music with tags , , , , , , on March 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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STRYPER - Second Coming, the new studio album of re-recorded Stryper classics, along with 2 new songs, will be released on March 26th, via Frontiers Records. Check out the EPK (Official) below, as vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet discusses the new album! Metal be thy name!

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Michael Sweet – Lead Vocals / Guitar

Robert Sweet – Drums

Oz Fox – Guitar / Vocals

Timothy Gaines – Bass/Vocals

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

http://www.stryper.com

http://www.facebook.com/stryper

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For a related article on this forthcoming Stryper album, as featured on Metal Odyssey, click on the link below!

STRYPER – Iconic Christian Rockers STRYPER Sign To FRONTIERS RECORDS For Multi-Album Deal

The above link is a post featured on Metal Odyssey, January 15, 2013.

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LONG LIVE STRYPER.

Stone.

STRYPER – Iconic Christian Rockers STRYPER Sign To FRONTIERS RECORDS For Multi-Album Deal

Posted in christian metal, christian rock, classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Stryper - Second Coming - promo cover pic!

RE-RECORDED COLLECTION “SECOND COMING” DUE OUT IN MARCH

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Frontiers Records is proud to announce the signing of iconic Christian rockers Stryper to a multi-album deal.  The first release due out will be a new re-recorded collection; SECOND COMING will hit streets on March 22nd in Europe and March 26th in North America.

The album features sixteen tracks, including new recordings of fourteen songs from the band’s early years as well as two brand new songs recorded especially for SECOND COMING, and is produced by Stryper frontman Michael Sweet.

Sweet commented:We’re really excited about this record. The re-recorded songs are sounding awesome…better than the originals in many ways!  One word to describe the record? Heavier. We’ve hooked up with some great people – we’ve got new management, a great album, a great label. We just feel like everything is coming together, and hopefully some big things are to follow.”  Please see below for the complete track listing.

Stryper is one of the top Christian Rock bands of all time. Comprised of the original line-up of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass), and Robert Sweet (drums), Stryper has been rocking since 1984, and is responsible for such ’80s metal classic albums as SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND, TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL, IN GOD WE TRUST and such MTV hit singles/videos as “Calling on You,” “Free,” and “Honestly.”

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After a sabbatical for much of the 1990′s, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the band has sold upwards of 8 million records worldwide and is a Dove Award-winner and Grammy nominee.  Stryper is the first band to have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously.

SECOND COMING track listing: Loud N’ Clear; Loving You; Soldiers Under Command; Makes Me Wanna Sing; First Love; The Rock That Makes Me Roll; Reach Out; Surrender; To Hell With The Devil; Calling On You; Free; The Way; Sing Along Song; More Than A Man; Bleeding From Inside Out (New song); Blackened (New song)

Weblinks: www.stryper.com / www.frontiers.it

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(Source: Frontiers Records)

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LONG LIVE STRYPER.

Stone.

STRYPER – Two New Tour Dates For South America 2013

Posted in christian heavy metal, christian metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

STRYPER – Attention STRYPER fans in South America! Two new dates have been announced via http://www.stryper.com and they are listed below! Metal be thy name!

February 16, 2013 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Flores

February 17, 2013 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Carioca Club

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STRYPER:

Michael Sweet: Lead Vocals / Guitar

Robert Sweet: Drums

Oz Fox: Guitar / Vocals

Timothy Gaines: Bass/Vocals

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(Photo Credit: Stryper Music facebook)

For more info on STRYPER, click on the link below!

http://www.facebook.com/stryper

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

Stone.

FOR TODAY “Immortal” – Releases On March 29th, 2012, Via Razor & Tie; New Single “Fearless” Available Now On iTunes

Posted in christian metal, christian rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metalcore, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on May 21, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

FOR TODAY are a Christian Metalcore band (with Hardcore influence) from Sioux City, Iowa that formed back in 2005. Their fourth studio album, Immortal, will be released on March 29th, 2012, via Razor & Tie Records. Immortal will be the band’s debut for Razor & Tie Records, having their prior albums released via Facedown Records.

You can download their new single “Fearless” on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/FTFEARLESS

I bought this Fearless single and I’ll have to admit, it’s one heavy song. A very memorable chorus, along with some punishing drums and face-melting hardcore vocals, combines to make Fearless a dominating sonic experience. Metal be thy name.

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FOR TODAY:

MATTIE MONTGOMERY - Vocals

DAVID MORRISON – Drums

RYAN LEITRU – Guitar/Vocals

MIKE REYNOLDS – Guitar

BRANDON LEITRU - Bass

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For more info on FOR TODAY, click on the links below!

http://www.fortodayband.com

http://www.myspace.com/fortoday

LONG LIVE FOR TODAY.

Stone.

STRYPER – COVER SONGS ALBUM IN THE WORKS! & “ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU” VIDEO FROM 1988!

Posted in christian metal, christian rock, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on February 21, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

On June 28, 1988, Stryper released the studio album – In God We Trust, on Enigma Records. Man, I can never get enough of Stryper… the inspirational lyrics get me pumped for certain, still this Christian Heavy Metal Band flat out – ROCKS, for me. Always There For You has that contagious something… many somethings, happening for my psyche, it’s been that way since this song and album came out, it’s fine with me. Check out the video for Always There For You below!

The BIG NEWS in the Stryper camp is they will be starting to record soon – AN ALBUM OF COVER SONGS! Lead vocalist and guitarist, Michael Sweet, posted this interesting/exciting news on February 18, 2010 on the official Stryper website, click here to read all about it: Stryper – Official Website

Michael Sweet states, on the official Stryper website: “As you may know, Stryper’s about to start recording a new album of cover songs from bands that influenced us musically growing up.” Michael Sweet also states, on February 15, 2010, (as seen on the official Stryper website: “We grew up listening to many different styles of music and there is a list of bands that influenced us throughout our musical education. Bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Van Halen, UFO, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Kansas and many others, helped to shape our sound and make us who we are today, musically speaking.”

It will be a real Metal treat to see what the definitive song choices will be for this upcoming Stryper – cover song album! I know I will be eager to find out!

Michael Sweet does mention on the official Stryper website: “I’ve decided to periodically release the specific songs we will be recording via my twitter account.  Please take a moment to join me on twitter and be the first to know the songs we will be covering for this upcoming album.  This will be the only place we’ll be releasing this information.”

*Here is Michael Sweet’s twitter link: http://twitter.com/michaelhsweet

LONG LIVE STRYPER!

STRYPER – “EXTENDED VERSIONS” IS A LIVE AND ROCKIN’ GOOD TIME CD

Posted in christian heavy metal bands, christian metal, christian rock, classic rock, hair metal music, Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 29, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

I could not resist the urge to buy this Stryper Extended Versions CD, (Sony/BMG). Two reasons I needed this Stryper Extended Versions: it being a live CD, coupled with the fact I was fortunate enough to see Stryper live, back in the ’80′s on their To Hell With The Devil Tour. Yup, I made up my Metal mind a long time ago, that Stryper is my favorite Christian Heavy Metal Band. Let’s face it, Stryper back in the 1980′s were easily part of the Hair Metal invasion as well. I like the accessibility of Stryper’s songs, they are inspiring and motivating for certain, combined with all of the dynamics and elements of 1980′s Heavy Metal. This Extended Versions CD was recorded back on November 11, 2003, at Earthlink Live in Atlanta, Georgia. The release year for this CD was 2006. The overall production of this live CD sits just fine with me. I will admit, after 12 years of Stryper not touring before this concert was recorded, they sound pretty darned good. (Michael Sweet actually remarks about their return after 12 years to the audience, during the opening song Makes Me Wanna Sing).

As with any live album, there are those – as they happen moments, such as Michael Sweet talking to the audience and an over excited crowd of fans shouting, screaming and singing along. Those aspects have always been what I find most refreshing about a live album… especially when the band plays as tight and good as Stryper does here. Free is and always has been a tremendously favorite Stryper song of mine, hearing Michael Sweet sing this song as the audience sings along sends chills up and down my arms. Oz Fox on guitar sounds unreal good in this 2003 concert recording, just as he did when I saw him for myself so many years ago. You Won’t Be Lonely is a great up tempo ballad for my Metal tastes… it makes for a nice fit into this live set list. Calling On You, being one of the more famous Stryper songs ever, has all of the melodic power and harmony as the original studio version, a fantastic song from this band.

Reach Out is a sure-fire crowd sing-along, yet, what Stryper song isn’t? The Way is arguably one of the fastest and heaviest Stryper song on this live Extended Versions, Oz Fox energizes this song with his stealth guitar leads and hot solo. Soldiers Under Command plays out in the same fast and heavy fashion as The Way, a Stryper song that is a necessity in any of their live gigs. Again, Oz Fox stimulates my Metal senses with his guitar brilliance on Soldiers Under Command – oh yeah. Timothy Gaines on bass and backing vocals along with Robert Sweet on drums are the Heavy Metal nuts and bolts that keeps this live album rhythmically astounding. Brent Jeffers is on keyboards and backing vocals, making for a nice addition to this Stryper concert.

Another favorite Stryper classic of mine is To Hell With The Devil, it is song #9 in the set list and it flat out rocks this Extended Versions into a Christian Heavy Metal winner. Stryper plays this song live quite powerfully, based on my remembrance of actually seeing them live and hearing it on this CD. Honestly closes out this Stryper Extended Versions CD. The live version of Honestly is not any heavier than the studio version, this ballad has its rightful place in any Stryper concert. Before this song even begins, Michael Sweet tells the audience, Honestly is the song that took them out of the clubs and put them into the arenas. I will not disagree with Michael Sweet on that evaluation whatsoever.

I bought this Stryper Extended Versions CD over this past Summer of 2009, I’m glad for it. I am also happy to know that Stryper is still around and making their brand of Heavy Metal Music, their new album Murder By Pride is an enormous album of songs. Sometime in the future I will blab about how much I enjoy the newest Stryper album. I am a fan of all Heavy Metal genres, Stryper is and always will be a mainstay band of mine.

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