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DRAWERS And NOLENTIA Announce Cuban Tour

Posted in concerts, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Kaotoxin Records is proud to announce that two of its bands, DRAWERS and NOLENTIAwill tour Cuba in February. Part of the ongoing Brutal Fest bi-annual tour series, the tour will bring five international bands (also including LA HORE, SICKRET and SUPERBUTT) to Cuba in February, where they’ll play a series of gigs around the country along with local acts (Combat Noise, Darkness Fall, Blinder, Trendkill, Claim…). Check out the Brutal Fest Tour Trailer at this location.

DRAWERS are touring in support of their 2014 self-titled second full-length album and NOLENTIA in support of their 2013 sophomore release May the Hand that Holds the Match that Will Set this World on Fire Be Blessed above All.

Tour Dates:

Feb. 13 – Holguin

Feb. 14 – Bayamo

Feb. 15 – Bayamo

Feb. 17 – Camaguey

Feb. 19 – Santa Clara

Feb. 20 – Habana

Feb. 21 – Habana

Feb. 22 – Matanzas


Click here to view NOLENTIA’s official video for “On this Side of the Grave” and here for DRAWER’s official video for “Shadow Dancers.”


Source: ClawHammer PR

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On This Day In METAL History – December 28th… Led Zeppelin, Vanilla Fudge And The Doors

Posted in classic rock, concerts, Hard Rock, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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On December 28th, 1968Led Zeppelin performed their first concert in Canada at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, supporting Vanilla Fudge. Notice the above concert flyer doesn’t even have Led Zeppelin billed on it! Holy baloney! It’s amazing Metal history, to say the very least!

The Led Zeppelin lineup was of course: Robert Plant (vocals), Jimmy Page (guitars), John Paul Jones (bass) and the late John Bonham on drums. Rest in peace, John Bonham. The stellar lineup for Vanilla Fudge, on this date was: Mark Stein (vocals & organ/keys), Tim Bogert (bass & vocals), Vince Martell (guitar & vocals) and Carmine Appice (drums & vocals).

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I’m not taking anything away from the legendary Vanilla Fudge; there have been many instances in Metal history where I can look back and chuckle at who opened for what band. Vanilla Fudge are an important and legendary band that also paved roads for Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Heck, I remember seeing Metallica open for Ozzy Osbourne; it’s all part of the natural progression of any upstart band, regardless of the fame of any individual band members. The exposure that Led Zeppelin received by opening for Vanilla Fudge was more than likely immeasurable, back in the day.

You will have to zoom-in (below) to read this not too pleasant review of Led Zeppelin’s supporting performance, written by “Teen Talk” reporter Jim Allan. Hey, as I believe: any press is good press, if you’re a band. Jim Allan did dig the performance by Vanilla Fudge, however.

Led Zeppelin - Vanilla Fudge concert review - 1968 - Jim Allan - promo pic

Below is a real-deal ticket stub from this iconic night of Hard Rock and Psychedelia:

Vanilla Fudge - Led Zeppelin - ticket stub - Vancouver - 1968 Concert - promo pic

You can read much more about Led Zeppelin opening for Vanilla Fudge by clicking the link below! Whoa!

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On December 28th, 1968 – The Doors released their single Touch Me. This hit went on to reach #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, becoming the third Gold Single from The Doors. This sensational song is featured on The Doors fourth studio album, The Soft Parade, released in 1969, via Elektra. Rest in peace, Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek.


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SKULL FIST – USA Tour January 2015 – Tour Info

Posted in concerts, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Skull Fist - Elm Street - Night Demon - promo tour flyer - January 2015

SKULL FIST – Elm Street will be supporting Skull Fist, along with Night Demon in January 2015! Whoa! Check out the tour flyer above for tour dates, cities and venues and/or click on the following links for more info: Skull Fist USA Tour Jan. 2015 and Skull Fist.








Power Prog & Metal Fest 2014 – To Feature Saxon, Therion, Amorphis, Masterplan, Fates Warning – This April In Belgium – Info You Need!

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Power Prog & Metal Fest - promo flyer - 2014 - ppm - April

One of the biggest indoor European festivals!

When: April 18th, 19th & 20th

Where: Lotto Mons Expo – Mons – Belgium

3 days, 32 Bands and 2 Stages! At PPM Fest, the bands don’t play at the same time!

Metal Be Thy Name!!

For more cool details and ticket info:


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NOISEM – Featured On Cover Of Decibel As Magazine Tour With CARCASS Begins

Posted in concerts, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Stream Decibel Flexi Now; Band Prepares Record Store Day Release


Baltimore Thrash assassins, NOISEM, will undertake their most high-profile tour excursion to date next week, as the young crew hits the road on the third annual Decibel Magazine tour. Set to provide their jacked-up, rabid thrash assault as the opening act of the tour, NOISEM’s set will be followed by each night by performances from massive Metal luminaries Gorguts, The Black Dahlia Murder, and headliners, Carcass.

The three-week venture gets underway on Tuesday, March 18th in Orlando, Florida before blasting westward infiltrating major cities across the US and Canada before the final gig on April 13th in Silver Spring, Maryland, right down the street from the band’s home turf. The trek is preceded by several one-off gigs this weekend including a show in Cleveland with lablemates In Cold Blood and Haymaker followed by two shows with Gorguts and The Black Dahlia Murder.

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This week, the cover of the April issue of Decibel is out, featuring members of all four acts on the magazine’s tour, including NOISEM frontman, Tyler Carnes. Additionally, the band recently completed a new recording entitled “Defiled” for Decibel’s ongoing flexi-series which has been released this week. The 7″ flexi will appear in the May issue of the mag but has been released early in advance of the tour.

Order the new issue of the mag HERE and unload the thrashbanging intensity of “Defiled” RIGHT HERE

Just days after the massive tour comes to a halt, NOISEM will unload another new tune in the form of the Repulsion classic, “Slaughter Of The Innocent,” the track set to appear on a split 7″ with Occultist being devised for release on Record Store Day 2014 via label home, A389 Recordings.

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NOISEM’s bludgeoning debut LP, Agony Defined, overthrew the #9 album of 2013 slot in Decibel’s year-end issue, the mag stating of the album: “Leave it to a group of teenagers from Baltimore to blow the cobwebs off of Thrash Metal and shake the genre at its very foundation… The wellspring of catchy riffs is seemingly endless on Agony Defined; no band employed the whammy bar better in 2013.”

NOISEM – Tour Dates:

3/15/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ In Cold Blood, Haymaker

3/16/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts

3/17/2014 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts

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Decibel Magazine Tour 2014 w/ Carcass, Gorguts, The Black Dahlia Murder, Noisem:

3/18/2014 The Beachum Theater – Orlando, FL

3/19/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

3/21/2014 Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX

3/22/2014 Mohawk – Austin, TX

3/24/2014 The Press Room – Phoenix, AZ

3/25/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

3/26/2014 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

3/28/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

3/29/2014 Showbox Market – Seattle, WA

3/30/2014 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

4/02/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

4/04/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN

4/05/2014 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL

4/06/2014 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

4/07/2014 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

4/08/2014 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON

4/09/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC

4/10/2014 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

4/11/2014 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

4/12/2014 Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA

4/13/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD


(Source: Earsplit PR)


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KORN – Headlining Hell & Heaven Metal Fest, On March 15th, 2014, In Mexico City!

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Korn - publicity band pic - The Paradigm Shift - promo - 2013

KORN – The iconic KORN will be headlining the HELL & HEAVEN METAL FEST 2014, on March 15th, in Mexico City, Mexico! KORN’s newest studio album and 11th overall, The Paradigm Shift, was released this past October 8th via Prospect Park. KORN have once again rallied their fans and stumped their critics, both with their melodically heavy and thoroughly convincing new release; coupled by the reunion with co-founding member/guitarist Brian “Head” Welch.

The Paradigm Shift has peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 and currently sits at #151; marking the 12th overall KORN album to chart in the top 10. Cracking into the anxiety ridden bubble of the Rock Music mainstream is obviously nothing new for KORN; for the Heavy Rock listening public have spoken once again. This past November, KORN took hold of the #1 spot on the Active Rock Airplay Chart with their single Never Never.

KORN has also wrapped up a 17 date co-headlining arena tour in late November, with the legendary Rob Zombie. From December 3rd up to the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest this coming March, KORN will be making tour stops in Chile, The United States, New Zealand and Australia. The Rock historic past of KORN has been written; from here onward KORN will only add more chapters to their brilliant artistic and musical story. – Stone


Info -
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Jonathan Davis – Vocals

James “Munky” Shaffer – Guitar

Brian “Head” Welch – Guitar

Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu – Bass

Ray Luzier – Drums


* For more info on KORN:

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NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL – First Wave Of Bands For 2014 Installment Posted

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Worcester, Massachusetts-based concert promotions company, MassConcerts, is proud to, once again, host the annual NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL in April 2014.

Slated for April 17th, 18th, and 19th, the 2014 installment of the massive NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL gathering will mark its sixteenth year. Since 1999, the multiple-day festival has been attracting dozens of bands and thousands of fans to the historic Worcester Palladium, that houses two stages full of music for three full days.. While the final lineup for this year’s fest is still being organized, today the first wave of bands confirmed to be taking part in the three-day massacre has come in hard.

Highlights of the three dozen NEMHF 2014 confirmations as of this week include: All That Remains, Iced Earth, Nile, Slapshot, the final East Coast appearance of Bleeding Through, Nails, All Out War, Twitching Tongues, and the 2014 Metal Alliance Tour package still to be announced, with more than half of the lineup still to be disclosed. Tickets for NEMHF 2014 will go on sale this Black Friday, November 29th, with VIP packages to follow soon after. Final lineups will be determined very soon.


All That Remains, Iced Earth, Nile, Bleeding Through “Final East Coast Appearance”, Sabaton, Revamp, Nails, Within The Ruins, Slapshot, All Out War, Cruel Hand, Ramallah, Twitching Tongues, Lionheart, Counterparts, Harms Way, Suburban Scum, Fire and Ice, Naysayer, Colin of Arabia, Reign Supreme, Fit For An Autopsy, Born Low, The Mongoloids, Warhound, Malfunction, Alpha & Omega, King Nine, Discourse, Will To Die, Barrier, Kublai Khan, Scale The Summit and Sylar.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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