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TONGEREN METAL FEST, April 12th, 2014 – Featuring: ASPHYX, ANGEL WITCH, HERDER – Festival Trailer Streaming Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Tongeren Metal Fest - Angel Witch - Asphyx - 2014 - promo flyer

Belgium’s newest Metal festival, set to take place Saturday, April 12th, at De Velinx!

Full line-up for Tongeren Metal Fest 2014 revealed! Check out the festival trailer below! Whoa!

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TICKET INFO LINK:

http://bit.ly/1cpMS0p

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* For more info:

Website: http://www.tongerenmetalfest.be

Asphyx - Facebook

Facebook: Angel Witch

Herder - Facebook

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LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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ICED EARTH – Worldwide Plagues Tour North America 2014 – Info You Need!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Iced Earth - North America - Worldwide Plagues Tour - 2014 - promo flyer

For complete ICED EARTH Plagues Of Babylon tour schedule: 

http://www.icedearth.com/tour

Tickets and VIP packages still on sale at: www.enterthevault.com

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* For more info on ICED EARTH:

Website: http://www.icedearth.com

Facebook: Iced Earth

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SNAKES And METAL = Some Very Intense And Memorable Album Covers!

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

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Snakes And Metal - What makes snakes so attractive to Metal? It must be the biblical reference/story of Satan taking the form of a serpent in the Garden Of Eden. No? Maybe it’s the snake being profiled throughout history as simply… evil? No? What about many, many snakes being downright intimidating and venomous? Yes? Regardless the reasoning, snakes are undoubtedly badass; and Metal is badass.

I chose to pick some of my favorite Metal album covers that depict, in various grand forms, the almighty, evil and often times misunderstood snake. I surely hope y’all like the album covers I’ve chosen. For certain, there are probably one million other album covers out there with a snake or two on them, I just cannot list them all! However, feel free to share which snake themed album cover you dig and which did not show up here, via comment.

Whitesnake - classic logo!

The Whitesnake Lovehunter album cover (at top of post) is my all-time favorite snake themed album cover. No, no, no… it’s not because of the gal’s naked butt either; although I’ve never complained about it. I first fell in love with this album cover as a graphic design student, many light years ago, back in college. I absolutely cherish the artwork of Lovehunter and countless other works of world-renowned painter/illustrator Chris Achilleos.

WARNING: If you suffer from Ophidiophobia or ophiophobia, which is the abnormal fear of snakes, feel free to leave and visit an ABBA or U2 website.

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SATYRICON – VOLCANO

Released back in 2002, this fifth album from the powerful Satyricon depicts a snake that looks 100% evil. Pure evil. A perfect Satyricon album cover! It’s as if this snake will leap from the cover and bite my face off. I love that! Plus, I love this album and band.

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PANTERA – THE GREAT SOUTHERN TRENDKILL

Released back in 1996, The Great Southern Trendkill is another album I infinitely love. PANTERA is personified to perfection with this snake, cause it looks extremely pissed-off and ready to strike! This snake doesn’t seem like it wants to f*$K around; it looks like it wants to kill and eat anything in its path. Neat.

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FIGHT OR FLIGHT – A LIFE BY DESIGN?

Released in 2013, A Life By Design by the Metal/Hard Rock supergroup Fight Or Flight is a tremendous album! I wish I had room to put it on my best of list, from last year. The album cover depicts a creepy, creepy snake that has syringes for fangs! Ouch!! Plus, that melancholy driven corn field as a back-drop, only worsens the nightmare for me. Excellent!

Alice Cooper "Constrictor" X-Large Album Pic!!

ALICE COOPER – CONSTRICTOR

Compare this snake on Alice Cooper’s Constrictor cover and it doesn’t look to be as mean-spirited as the others on this list. However, this snake is wrapping itself around Alice Cooper’s neck and face rather well. A very commercial Alice Cooper album from 1986, I do enjoy listening to it for its over-the-top mid-80′s MTV and Arena charm.

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ESCAPE THE FATE – THIS WAR IS OURS

This sophomore album from Escape The Fate I don’t own. I do own their last two releases. With that out-of-the-way, This War Is Ours, from 2008, has snakes bookending their band logo in a subtle, yet very cool way. Sometimes, less snake is more. The overall artwork is solid as hell too.

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That concludes this Snakes and Metal list! Thanks for taking part! Perhaps y’all dug it? If not, please feel free to pull out your Barbara Streisand CD’s and crank ‘em up to the point of constipation. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE SNAKES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, DIMEBAG DARRELL.

Stone.

U.D.O. “Steelhammer – Live From Moscow” – Releasing On May 23rd, Via AFM Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

Russia has a special meaning for Udo Dirkschneider and his band U.D.O.. They were one of the very first international artists to tour the huge country of Russia – and their fans are still very thankful until this day. So recording a LIVE DVD to highlight the “Steelhammer” tour was an opportunity the band didn’t want to miss.

It is the first LIVE release of U.D.O.’s new line-up (with Russian band member) which easily convinced fans and critics alike on recent festivals and headlining gigs. The band comes up with an exceptional setlist, incl. many classics that haven’t been played for a long time, fan favorites and tracks from the recent successful album “Steelhammer”. U.D.O. once again prove why they are hailed as one of the best European live bands.

“Steelhammer – Live From Moscow” will be available as DVD/2-CD, Bluray/2-CD and triple-Vinyl in Russian national colors (tricolor).

Track Listing:

01 Intro

02 Steelhammer

03 King Of Mean

04 Future Land

05 Cry Of A Nation

06 Trip To Nowhere

07 They Want War

08 Never Cross My Way

09 Stranger

10 Stay True

11 In the Darkness

12 Azrael

13 No Limits

14 Mean Machine

15 Burning Heat

16 Metal Machine

17 Devil’s Bite

18 Go Back To Hell

19 Timebomb

20 Holy

21 Metal Heart

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U.D.O.:

Udo Dirkschneider – vocals

Andrey Smirnov – guitar

Kasperi Heikkinen – guitar

Fitty Wienhold – bass

Francesco Jovino – drums

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* For more info on U.D.O.:

Website: http://www.udo-online.de

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de

AFM Records Shop: http://shop.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE U.D.O.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GAMMA RAY – German Power Metal Masters Premiere New Tracks From “Empire Of The Undead”; Album To Drop Next Month

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Gamma Ray - Empire Of The Undead - promo cover pic - 2014

In celebration of its forthcoming release, Germany power metal masters, GAMMA RAY, offer up a whopping six tracks from their forthcoming new full-length, Empire Of The Undead, set for release next month.

In a mammoth, collaborative promotional effort, Bravewords, Decibel Magazine and Metal Insider, unite, each bringing fans two tracks from the record.

Sample “Avalon” and “Pale Rider,” currently streaming at

Bravewords HERE.

“Born To Fly” and “Master Of Confusion,” at Decibel HERE.

“Time For Deliverance” and “Demonseed,” at Metal Insider HERE.

A record that almost wasn’t, Empire Of The Undead was composed throughout 2013 with Eike Freese (Dark Age) at the mixing desk alongside bassist/co-writer, Dirk Schlächter, and was nearing completion before Hammer Studios, their home, rehearsal space, and meeting point for many Metal bands throughout Germany, had burned down leaving much of its contents in ruins. Fortunately, the Empire Of The Undead masters managed to make it through unscathed. “If this could not stop us, nothing ever will,” joked light-hearted GAMMA RAY vocalist Kai Hansen, adding that, “We got rid of a lot of shit that we gathered there. Unfortunately, a lot of good equipment as well. Anyhow, we look towards the future, we saved the production and we can continue now in this new place.”

Gamma Ray - Classic Logo - B&W!

More than four years since the release of their critically acclaimed tenth full-length, To The Metal!, Empire Of The Undead is over an hour-long and showcases a band more ambitious and variable than ever before. From the symphonic bombast of album opener “Avalon,” to the high-speed, Judas Priestian drive of “Hellbent,” GAMMA RAY manages to tread through an entire spectrum of Heavy Metal. Elsewhere the band seamlessly explores the realms of driving Hard Rock (“Pale Rider”) – a stylistic element Hansen honed from his time with side project Unisonic; triumphant Power Metal anthems (“I Will Return”) and emotional Rock ballads (“Time For Deliverance”).

Adding to its sonic diversity is the notable variation in Hansen’s characteristically high-pitched, voice. On “Master Of Confusion” from 2013′s eponymous EP, Hansen’s timbre is reminiscent of Billy Idol while the anthemesque “Seven” is suddenly punctuated by a sinister recitative, cleverly decelerating the song’s speed before finally exploding in a great choir finale.

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“As far as variation is concerned, I think that’s something we always craved for, something we always needed. To just do the same thing on ten or eleven songs is boring in some way,” Hansen remarks. “I always liked albums that had a certain variety in style in some way, as long as everything fits together. We always took the freedom to do what we liked and since I like so many different things, this album has become quite manifold…There’s definitely more bite and heaviness on this album. Since I’ve been pretty busy with Unisonic, which is more on the hardrock /AOR side of things, there has definitely been a need to be as bad as can be with GAMMA RAY now….”

Empire Of The Undead will be released in North America on CD, LP and digitally via Armoury Records in conjunction with earMusic on April 15, 2014.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on GAMMA RAY:

http://www.gammaray.org

http://www.facebook.com/gammarayofficial

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Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

Website: http://www.ear-music.net

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LONG LIVE GAMMA RAY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ASKA – Confirmed As Friday Night Headliners For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

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

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Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is very excited to welcome back the only band to headline the fest three years in a row. Dallas-based Traditional Metal professionals ASKA, who headlined in 2009, 2010 and 2011, has officially signed on as the Friday night headliner for our 7th annual Warriors Of Metal Fest. ASKA will be supporting their sixth studio album, Fire Eater which was released through Germany’s Pure Steel Records in September of last year.

The 7th annual Warriors of Metal Fest will be held June 27 – 28 at O’Shecky’s LIVE Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

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Band founder, vocalist and guitarist, George Call states: “When we here at ASKA were approached by the brain trust about coming back to Warriors of Metal and headlining Friday’s portion of the fest I said, ‘Awesome! Who do we gotta kill?’ Not because we actually wanted to kill anyone but you get the sentiment right? After all, who wouldn’t want to get back to, perform for and hang out with those beloved portions of our extended metal family that the Warriors of Metal Fest has come to represent? See, WOM is not just a fest where we perform for fans but one in which we bleed, sweat, laugh and commune with our brothers and sisters of Metal. It really is one big family and the ‘blood’ that unites us is STEEL. And so it is with that sentiment that we look forward to this latest installment of the Warriors of Metal Festival, now indoors, come June – because just as much as you want to see ASKA, ASKA wants to see you. Dig? Hail and see you all at WOM Fest VII!”

The band’s official music video for the track “Dead Again” can be seen and heard below:

ASKA is brought back to Warriors of Metal Fest VII due to the generous fan sponsorships by Kit & Jen Ekman from Mobile, Alabama, brothers Edward and Mike Schmidt from Cleveland, Ohio, Dennis Schwan and Megan Stewart from Detroit, Michigan, and last but not least, Lance Souther & Laurie Rhodes from Dayton, Ohio. We are grateful for their contributions and constant support through the years.

Tickets are on sale and various levels of sponsorship opportunities are now available at the Fest’s website at www.warriorsofmetal.org.

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Bands confirmed for Pre-Fest Showcase on Thursday, June 26 at O’Sheckeys Live Bar & Grill include:  ETERNAL LEGACY (headliner) AUTOMATON, DEADIRON, LOWER 13, DETHRATS, GRAVE ROBBER, SPLIT THE ABYSS and WINTERHYMN.

Warriors Of Metal Fest VII confirmed bands thus far for the main Fest on Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28 include: ARMORY, ASKA (Friday headliner), A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, NOBLE BEAST, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED, SHADOWSTRIKE, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN, VALHALLA, VERMITHRAX and ZEPHANIAH.

Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s Of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ASKA:

Facebook: ASKA

Website: http://www.askaband.net

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LONG LIVE ASKA.

ASKA KICKS 100% METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

Stone.

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:

Website: www.ppmfest.com

Facebook: Power Prog & Metal Festival @ Lotto Mons Expo !

And:

https://www.facebook.com/events/513439235418211/

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE PPM FEST.

LONG LIVE BELGIUM.

Stone.

SHADOWSTRIKE – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Cincinnati, Ohio - The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is excited to announce that newly discovered Long Island, NY power metal band, SHADOWSTRIKE has been confirmed for Warriors Of Metal Fest VII to take place at O’Sheckys LIVE Bar & Grill on June 27th and 28th in Columbus, Ohio.

SHADOWSTRIKE was first brought to the attention of Warriors Of Metal Fest organizers by Steve Jasuilewicz, one of the guitarists and founding members of the Pennsylvania’s Beyond Fallen;  one of the earliest confirmed bands for the Fest this year.

ShadowStrike guitarist and vocalist Matthaus Krais states: “We are all very excited to be a part of Warriors Of Metal Fest VII.  This will not only be our first time performing in Ohio, but it will be our first time performing in the Midwest period. There are many amazing bands playing this festival and we can’t wait to see them all perform as well as share the stage with them and of course bring our music to all the fans!”

The band has posted “Gales of Winter” off their forthcoming Infinite Power EP – listen below:

Bands confirmed for Pre-Fest Showcase on Thursday, June 26 at O’Sheckeys Live Bar & Grill include:  ETERNAL LEGACY (headliner) AUTOMATON, DEADIRON, LOWER 13, DETHRATS, GRAVE ROBBER, SPLIT THE ABYSS and WINTERHYMN.

Warriors Of Metal Fest VII confirmed bands thus far for the main Fest on Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28 include: ARMORY, A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, FLESH ENGINE, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, NOBLE BEAST, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED, SHADOWSTRIKE, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN, VALHALLA and ZEPHANIAH.

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Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SHADOWSTRIKE:

www.facebook.com/ShadowStrikePower

http://plus.ly/shadowstrikepower

https://twitter.com/_shadowstrike

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LONG LIVE SHADOWSTRIKE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SINBREED “Shadows” – Releasing March 28th (Europe) And April 14th (US) Via AFM Records; “Making Of Shadows” Videos Streaming Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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SHADOWS – Tracklist:

01 Bleed
02 Shadows
03 Call To Arms
04 Reborn
05 Leaving The Road
06 Far Too Long
07 Black Death
08 Standing Tall
09 London Moon
10 Broken Wings

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Release Dates:
28.03. EU
14.04. US

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Check out all four videos for SINBREED - The Making Of Shadows, below! Whoa! 

DRUMS (PART 1)

BASS (PART 2)

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GUITARS (PART 3)

(VOCALS (PART 4)

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SINBREED:

Vocals – HERBIE LANGHANS
Guitars – FLO LAURIN
Guitars – MARCUS SIEPEN
Drums – FREDERIK EHMKE
Bass – ALEXANDER SCHULZ

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Source:

* For more info on SINBREED:

Facebook: Sinbreed

Website: http://www.sinbreed.com

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de

AFM Records Shop: http://shop.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE SINBREED.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

NIGHTQUEEN “Revolution” – New Studio Album Releasing On April 25th; Album Trailer Streaming Here!

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

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NIGHTQUEEN – Belgium’s Symphonic Metal warriors, NIGHTQUEEN, will be releasing their second studio album, Revolution, on April 25th, 2014. This album is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut: 2012′s For Queen And Metal (Massacre Records). A new album trailer for Revolution is below! Get a Metal taste for what’s to come with NIGHTQUEEN’sRevolution! Metal be thy name.

Revolution was produced by Jan Nemec. Executive producers are Carolina Guilini & Wim Coryn.

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NIGHTQUEEN:

Keely Larreina – Lead vocals

Rex Zeco – Guitar

Neil Gray – Guitar

Steven Steele – Bass

Ed Scarlatti – Keyboards

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* For more info on NIGHTQUEEN:

Facebook: Nightqueen

Website: http://www.nightqueen.be

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LONG LIVE NIGHTQUEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

LUCIFER’S HAMMER – “Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXII)” Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Lucifers Hammer - demo MMXII - promo cover pic - 2014

LUCIFER’S HAMMER – I’m gonna say it straight, Lucifer’s Hammer has made this Metalhead one happy Metal camper! Just in time for Spring, this tidy, 3 song EP from Santiago, Chile’s, True Metal troupe, will be raging LOUD from my home stereo speakers, laptop and car. It’s time to crank the windows down and blast some Lucifer’s F’n Hammer! Yet again, a fine new band that has tapped into the True Metal sound of yesteryear!

Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXII) has a Metal ton going for it, with the (old school) vocal echoes included! From the info I’ve gathered, Lucifer’s Hammer is: Hades (Vocals, Guitars) and Titan (Drums). These two Metal dudes have flat-out nailed it! I’d hate to see this band refine a damn thing; the raw and retrospective vibes that jump out of these 3 songs makes damn cool Metal sense to me!

True/Traditional Metal fans cannot pass up on Lucifer’s Hammer! Fans of (early) Manowar, Witch Cross, Hell, Sinister Realm, Satan, (early) Iron Maiden, (early) Judas Priest, (early) Fates Warning, Obsession and the (original) NWOBHM explosion must give Lucifer’s Hammer a listen!

Listen below for yourself and hear why Lucifer’s Hammer’s new EP is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Buy this EP! Support Lucifer’s Hammer! Metal be thy name!

Purchase the digital album of Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXII) by clicking that link below! Whoa!

http://shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/night-sacrifice-demo-mmxiii

Track Listing & Running Times:

01 – Wolf (4:16)

02 – Shadows (5:20)

03 – Night Sacrifice (4:54)

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* For more info on LUCIFER’S HAMMER:

Facebook: Lucifer’s Hammer

http://lucifershammer.bandcamp.com/

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http://store.shadowkingdomrecords.com/

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LONG LIVE LUCIFER’S HAMMER.

LONG LIVE TRUE METAL.

LONG LIVE CHILE.

Stone.

TANK – 2014 TOUR AND NEW ALBUM INFO

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by TANK on http://www.tankofficial.com:

TANK – We are looking forward to getting the band back out on the road again in Spring 2014.

Shows are currently under negotiation for dates and festivals across Europe and we have been approached by promoters in new territories that TANK have never performed in before. There are a lot of fans out there that have never had the chance to see TANK play a live show. Hopefully we can make it happen for them this year. We expect to have dates confirmed in the coming weeks. Keep checking this site or our Tank Facebook for updates or you can join the mailing list for all the latest up to date info.

ALBUM NEWS

Mick and Cliff are busy writing new songs for the next TANK studio album.

After the great success of the last two releases, WAR MACHINE and WAR NATION, the guys are working hard to make the next offering another big step forward in the evolution of TANK.

Mick – “We’re always looking to push the boundaries of Metal but we never lose sight of our roots”.

Cliff – “Metal is in our blood. We’ve been there since day one. You can’t take that away from us”.

New album scheduled for release Autumn 2014.

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LONG LIVE TANK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

NOBLE BEAST – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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March 5, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is excited to confirm the return of one of last year’s Pre-Fest Showcase feature bands, St. Paul, Minn., Power Metal band NOBLE BEAST to perform at this summer’s Warriors Of Metal Fest VII. NOBLE BEAST will be supporting its self-titled debut full-length, which will be released on March 22. The Warriors of Metal Fest VII will be held June 26 – 28 at O’Shecky’s Live Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

Band vocalist and guitarist, Rob “Sir Robert” Jalonen states: “Last year’s WOM Fest VI Open Air was a magical experience for Noble Beast, and we are stoked to return as part of this year’s awesome line-up.  Last year, Columbus gave us an incredible reception. This year, we plan on giving Columbus the kind of show that its incredible fans deserve.  See you there!”

“We Burn,” taken from the band’s debut, is now streaming below:

Bands confirmed for Pre-Fest Showcase on Thursday, June 26 at O’Sheckeys Live Bar & Grill include:  ETERNAL LEGACY (headliner) AUTOMATON, DEADIRON, LOWER 13, DETHRATS, GRAVE ROBBER, SPLIT THE ABYSS and WINTERHYMN.

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Warriors Of Metal Fest VII confirmed bands thus far for the main Fest on Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28 include: ARMORY, A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, FLESH ENGINE, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, NOBLE BEAST, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN and VALHALLA.

Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

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Sir Robert – Vocals, Guitar

Matt Hodsdon – Guitar

Drew Sutphen – Bass

David Thames – Drums

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on NOBLE BEAST:

www.facebook.com/noblebeastband

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LONG LIVE NOBLE BEAST.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SATAN – Announces First U.S. Live Dates

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Satan - Live Sentence Tour 2014 - promo flyer - #1001

Legendary NWOBHM band SATAN have announced a series of live dates in the U.S. and Europe.

SATAN is a Heavy Metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s.

Their 1983 debut album, Court In The Act, is now widely acclaimed and regarded by many as the pinnacle of their career, during which the band’s line-up underwent a number of personnel changes and even changes in band name, releasing albums under the name of BLIND FURY and PARIAH, before folding in 1990. Guitarist Steve Ramsey and bassist Graeme English went on to found folk metal band SKYCLAD, while vocalist Brian Ross reformed his original band BLITZKRIEG.

SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany’s Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011′s Keep It True festival. The band performed at several european festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and even a new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of Court In The Act‘s release. Bow to your knees, SATAN was back with its new album Life Sentence, released in April 2013 on Listenable Records.

Life Sentence was featured on many a “Best Of 2013″ lists, and has been heralded as one of the best comeback album of the decade.

Footage of SATAN performing “Cenotaph” at last year’s Live Evil Fest in London is now playing at this location.

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SATAN Live:

3/01 – Hambourg @ Hell Over Hammaburg – GER

3/08 – Santiago @ Evil Confrontation – CHILE

3/15 – Brescia @ Play it Loud – ITxs

4/05 – Helsinki @ PRKL Club – FI

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4/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear Bar  – USA

4/12 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes – CANADA

4/13 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Rock Diner – USA

4/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie – USA

4/15 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter – USA

4/16 – Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery -USA

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5/09 – Wuustwezel @ Puntpop – BE

5/31 – Alvesta @ Muskel Rock – SW

6/20 – Clisson @ Hellfest – FR

8/09 – Dobriach @ Sauzipf Rocks – AT

8/10 – Derbyshire @ Bloodstock open air – UK

8/30 – Bergen @ Beyond the Gates – NO

Critical Praise:

“The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback” - Metal Hammer

“With the original lineup all in place, Satan’s high-flying, expertly-phrased melody lines and riffing have returned as if reappearing, modified DeLorean-style, from the past.” - Worm Gear Zine

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 SATAN Line-up:

Brian Ross – vocals

Steve Ramsey – Guitar

Russ Tippins – Guitar

Graeme English – Bass

Sean Taylor – Drums

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SATAN:

Website: http://www.satanmusic.com

Facebook: Satan (Band)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/satanmusic_com

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LONG LIVE SATAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE NEWCASTLE UK.

Stone.

RAGE – “THE SOUNDCHASER ARCHIVES 30TH ANNIVERSARY” 2-CD/DVD RELEASING IN MAY, VIA NUCLEAR BLAST!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

RAGE - The Soundchaser Archives 30th Anniversary - promo cover pic - 2014

German Heavy Metal masters RAGE are about to celebrate their 30th band anniversary with the release of a unique collection of songs from their outstanding back catalogue.

The Soundchaser Archives will contain 30 tracks put on two brimful CDs, covering everything from previously unreleased material or versions, demo recordings to fractions of ideas that finally went to find clear sonic ground. Additionally the 2-CD will contain a bonus DVD including the RAGE performance of last years Masters Of Rock festival.

The Soundchaser Archives will be out on May 23, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Diving into their own history, RAGE has 21 studio albums released to date, covering three decades of an unbeatable Heavy Metal career.

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The track list of The Soundchaser Archives will be as follows:

CD1

01. Anybody Home?
02. Mystery Trip
03. In Union
04. Long Hard Road
05. Full Moon (International Version)
06. Nevermore
07. French Bourrée
08. A Perfect Day
09. Enough Is Enough
10. Here Comes The Night
11. Spiritual Awakening
12. Lost In The Void
13. The Missing Link
14. Another Kind Of Madness
15. Down To The Bone

CD2

01. The Speed Of Sound
02. Darkness Turns To Light
03. Death Is Alive
04. Gentle Murders
05. From The Cradle To The Grave
06. Refuge
07. Fugue No. 5
08. Last Goodbye
09. Dirty Wings
10. The Pit And The Pendulum
11. Waterfalls
12. Heads Off
13. Assorted By Satan
14. Shame On You
15. Soundchaser

DVD

Live at “Masters of Rock” Festival 2013
01. Cleansed by Fire
02. From the Cradle to the Grave
03. Scapegoat
04. The Devil’s Bride
05. Empty Hollow
06. Lament
07. Suite Lingua Mortis:
– Prelude of Souls
– Innocent
– Depression
– No Regrets
08. Witches’ Judge
09. Straight to Hell
+ Interviews & Bonus Videos

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Catch RAGE live during the following dates. There will also be a European tour in September and October, being announced soon.

19.04. B Mons – PPM Fest
26.04. D Dernbach/Pfalz – Dorfgemeinschaftshaus
23.05. D Bergeheim – Tribute to Jon Lord
30.05. D Geiselwind – Out & Loud Festival
31.05. CZ Plzen – Metalfest
06.09. CH Porsel – FestiWolf

LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA feat. RAGE 
05.07. DE Gelnhausen – 1. Gelnhäuser Sommerfestival 2014
11.07. DE Hamm – Klassik Sommer Hamm

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on RAGE:

Website: http://www.rage-on.de

Facebook: Rage Official

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE RAGE.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

STEEL ASSASSIN – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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February 28, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors Of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization has confirmed that Boston Power Metal veterans STEEL ASSASSIN will make a much-anticipated return to the Warriors of Metal Fest VII. The band will perform selections from their various releases such as War of the Eight Saints, WWII: Metal of Honor, In Hellfire Forged as well as a few other metallic surprises. The Warriors of Metal Fest VII will be held June 26 – 28 at O’Shecky’s Live Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

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The band collectively states: “In 2013 the Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air demonstrated to us true metal camaraderie, brotherhood and dedication to the art form. We are honored and excited to be part of this event again this year.”

Watch the video for “Blitzkrieg Demons” below:

Bands confirmed for Pre-Fest Showcase on Thursday, June 26 at O’Sheckeys Live Bar & Grill include:  ETERNAL LEGACY (headliner) AUTOMATON, DEADIRON, LOWER 13, DETHRATS, GRAVE ROBBER, SPLIT THE ABYSS and WINTERHYMN.

Warriors Of Metal Festival VII - promo flyer - 2014

Warriors Of Metal Fest VII confirmed bands thus far for the main Fest on Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28 include: ARMORY, A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, FLESH ENGINE, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN and VALHALLA.

Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

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John Falzone – Vocals

Phil Grasso – Bass Guitar

Greg Michalowski – Drums

Kevin Curran – Guitars

Mike Mooney – Guitars

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more on STEEL ASSASSIN:

Facebook: Steel Assassin

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LONG LIVE STEEL ASSASSIN.

STEEL ASSASSIN KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

Stone.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Shepherd Of Fire Tour With Special Guest HELLYEAH – Dates/Cities/Venues Listed

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Avenged Sevenfold - Hellyeah - Shepherd of Fire Tour - promo flyer - 2014

AVENGED SEVENFOLDA7X and HELLYEAH fans unite! The Shepherd Of Fire tour begins on April 12th, in Dawson Creek, British Columbia! Check out the dates, cities and venues below! Metal be thy name!

Avenged Sevenfold – With Special Guest HELLYEAH – Tour Dates: 

04/12 Dawson Creek, BC EnCana Events Centre- Dawson Creek, BC
04/13 Prince George, BC CN Centre
04/16 Moose Jaw, SK Mosaic Place
04/17 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre
04/19 Winnipeg, MB MTS Center
04/21 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
04/23 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
04/25 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
04/26 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville
04/28 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
04/30 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live
05/02 Virginia Beach Farm Bureau Live
05/04 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion
05/06 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum
05/08 Hershey, PA Giant Center
05/10 Bangor, ME Rise Above Fest
05/12 Quebec City, QC Colisée Pepsi
05/13 Montreal, QC Centre Bell
05/15 Syracuse, NY The Oncenter

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* For more info on AVENGED SEVENFOLD:

Facebook: Avenged Sevenfold

Website: http://avengedsevenfold.com

* For more info on HELLYEAH:

Facebook: HELLYEAH

Website: http://hellyeahband.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/hellyeahband

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LONG LIVE AVENGED SEVENFOLD.

LONG LIVE HELLYEAH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ADRENALINE MOB “Men Of Honor” – iTunes Chart Positions For February 18th Release Day Announced!

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

Adrenaline Mob - Men Of Honor - promo cover pic - 2013

ADRENALINE MOB – The new Adrenaline Mob album, Men Of Honor, was released this past Tuesday in North America, via Century Media. I bought Men Of Honor at my local Best Buy on release day; it was the last copy available! I bought it with Metal pride. I now play it with Metal pride.

I’ll readily admit that the CD layout, photos, liner notes and artwork are all grand Metal stuff! Yes, this new Adrenaline Mob offering is kicking my Metal lovin’ ass into submission. Dig it? Now… if YOU are METAL, go BUY Men Of Honor.

As reported by Adrenaline Mob, on their Facebook page, on February 18th:

We’d like to thank all the kick ass Adrenaline Mob fans/friends for a great 1st day release putting us at #1 iTunes Metal Top Albums, #5 iTunes Rock Top Albums, #69 Overall Top Albums in All Genres!!! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!!! Let’s keep it going everyone & make this release week off the charts!!!!!

Purchase/download Men Of Honor at iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/men-of-honor/id794415264

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Russell Allen – Vocals

Mike Orlando – Guitar

John Moyer – Bass

AJ Pero – Drums

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* For more info on ADRENALINE MOB:

Facebook: Adrenaline Mob

Website: http://adrenalinemob.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdrenalineMob

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LONG LIVE ADRENALINE MOB.

ADRENALINE MOB KICKS ABSOLUTE METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CRYSTAL EYES – Signs With Massacre Records

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

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From Massacre Records:

We’re happy to announce the signing of Sweden’s Heavy Metal quartet CRYSTAL EYES!

The story of CRYSTAL EYES began back in 1992, when Mikael Dahl and Niclas Karlsson formed the band to keep the legacy of Heavy Metal set in the 80′s by bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden or Black Sabbath.
During the mid 90′s, the band built a strong underground reputation with the release of 4 demo tapes.

The debut album “World Of Black And Silver” was released in 1999, followed by “In Silence They March” in 2000 both via CLM. Both albums received great reviews.

“Vengeance Descending” hit the stores in 2003, released on Heavy Fidelity, and led to CRYSTAL EYES playing at the Sweden Rock Festival in the same year. Mikael handed over the microphone to Daniel Heiman, who was featured as new vocalist on the band’s 4th album “Confessions Of The Maker” (2005).

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Also in 2005, CRYSTAL EYES returned to Sweden Rock as opening act. This gig was the only one with Daniel on vocals, who was then replaced by Søren Nico Adamsen in late 2005.

The two following albums “Dead City Dreaming” (2006) and “Chained” (2008) were both mixed by Fredrik Nordström, with whom the band once again worked on the upcoming album.

Søren Nico Adamsen left the band in 2009 and Mikael took over the microphone again.

CRYSTAL EYES celebrated the band’s 20th anniversary in 2012 with special gigs including former band members and songs from every record. In the past decades, CRYSTAL EYES also supported bands like Blind Guardian, Yngwie Malmsteen and Candlemass.

CRYSTAL EYES’ new album “Killer” is set to be released later this year via Massacre Records!

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* For more info on CRYSTAL EYES:

Facebook: Crystal Eyes

Website: www.crystaleyes.net

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http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE CRYSTAL EYES.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GUNPOWDER GRAY – New Track “Cut Me Out” Available For Free Download At PureGrainAudio.com

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Gunpowder Gray - promo cover pic - 2014

Atlanta riff-masters GUNPOWDER GRAY, Boris Records and PureGrainAudio.com have come together for the world premiere and exclusive free download of the band’s latest track, Cut Me Out. The song comes from GUNPOWDER GRAY’s upcoming 12-inch, seven-tune vinyl EP, which is due out via Boris Records on Record Store Day (April 20).

To stream or download the MP3, visit this location.

When they are not performing with Atlanta-based Death Metal grinders Disfigurement, vocalist Nate Godbee and guitarist Adam Besserer pair with three local punk veterans and dig deep down to the roots of heavy Rock And Roll as Gunpowder Gray. The group, which also features Sam Vaughan (bass), Chris Heffernan (guitar and vocals), and Biters drummer Joey O’Brien, captures the blues-tinged, riff driven sound of classic acts ranging from metal progenitors like Black Sabbath and Pentagram to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

On April 20, the band follows up its debut three song demo with a seven song 12″ E.P., its first vinyl release on Atlanta’s Boris Records. Limited colored vinyl (100) will be available on Record Store day.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

For more info on GUNPOWDER GRAY:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GunpowderGray

Bandcamp: gunpowdergray.bandcamp.com

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 Bandcampborisrecords.bandcamp.com

Website: www.boris-records.com

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LONG LIVE GUNPOWDER GRAY.

GUNPOWDER GRAY KICKS 100% METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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