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On This Day In METAL History – November 28th… From THE KINKS To DANZIG

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kinks - You Really Got Me - promo single 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1964DD

On November 28th, 1964THE KINKS peaked at #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their super legendary song: You Really Got Me. This was the first top ten single by THE KINKS in the United States. Whoa! I was not born yet, when this song was first playing on the radio. Whoa, again!

The Who - See Me Feel Me - 1970 - promo 45rpm pic - #MO3333SSNM

On November 28th, 1970 – THE WHO hits #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with See Me, Feel Me from their Rock Opera studio album: Tommy.

Iron Maiden - Seventh Tour Of A Seventh Tour - promo tour program pic - 1988 - #MO7773366NSSMSC

On November 28th, 1988IRON MAIDEN performed at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England. This was the band’s Seventh Tour Of A Seventh Tour. IRON MAIDEN Forever!

Danzig - Skeletons - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MO777338NSSMM

On November 28th, 2015Skeletons, the newly released cover song album, from DANZIG is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Man, someone should have told Glenn Danzig to put a shirt on, for this album cover photo. Once you start growing man-boobs it’s game over, you know?

Solution 45 - Nightmares In The Waking State Part 1 - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MO11133SSMMMSCTAO

On November 28th, 2015Nightmares In The Waking State, Part 1, the newly released studio album from SOLUTION .45 is ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yup. This album was released via AFM Records. Hey, that’s some kick-ass album cover art! Whoa, man!


Stone - November - 2015 - #MO133 - Metal Odyssey



Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: SYMPHONY X “Nevermore” (Official Lyric Video)

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on November 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Symphony X - Underworld - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #06193333

SYMPHONY X – On July 24th of this year, New Jersey’s Progressive Metal giants, SYMPHONY X, released their 9th studio album, via Nuclear Blast: Underworld. What a treat this album has been for my inner, middle and outer ears! Did I say outer ears? I am getting ahead of myself, I guess. Russell Allen is just boss on vocals; I needed to get that in.

I absolutely love the way SYMPHONY X meticulously piece together the song and an outstanding example of this, from Underworld, is their musical creation: Nevermore. Below is the lyric video of Nevermore for you to hear and read along to. SYMPHONY X are at the pinnacle of their Progressive Metal game with both this song and their entire Underworld album for that matter, in my Metal opinion. Simply fabulous stuff. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone



Michael Romeo – guitar

Russell Allen – vocals

Michael Pinnella – keyboards

Michael LePond – bass guitar

Jason Rullo – drums


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Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: BATTLECROSS “Not Your Slave” (Official Video)

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on November 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Battlecross - Rise To Power - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0528MOBC

BATTLECROSS – In essence, I could very well state that the entire Rise To Power studio album from BATTLECROSS is Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day. With ten songs of Thrash Metal splendor, Rise To Power is a megastar Metal release for 2015, in my Metal opinion. Track number 2 from this album, Not Your Slave, is the song featured here today and it’s a strong example of just how Rise To Power plays out.

BATTLECROSS is a Midwest Thrash Metal band that the state of Michigan should be extremely proud of. I am ecstatic that BATTLECROSS has grabbed the torch of Thrash Metal, helping to secure the genre for many years to come. Rise To Power is the third studio album for BATTLECROSS on the Metal Blade Records label. In the event you haven’t checked out this band, you darn well should.

Listen below and hear for yourself! I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Battlecross - Band pic promo - band logo - 2013 - #1

Kyle Gunther – Vocals

Tony Asta – Guitar

Hiran Deraniyagala – Guitar

Don Slater – Bass

Alex Bent – Drums


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IRON MAIDEN – To Headline Hungary’s VOLT Fesztivál In 2016

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden VOLT Fesztivál - promo banner - 2016 - #MOIM3337

Just announced – IRON MAIDEN will headline Hungary’s VOLT Fesztivál Official in Sopron on July 1st. For all the info, hit their Facebook page or

Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone


IRON MAIDEN - The Book Of Souls - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMILGSS





Crossover Thrashers CONFLICTED To Release “Under Bio-lence” December 4 on Sick Bangers

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

CONFLICTED - Under-Biolence - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MOC33777733NASF

Under Bio-lence, the new album from Chilean Crossover Thrashers CONFLICTED, will be released on December 4th via Sick Bangers. Ferocious, uncompromising and absolutely impossible to forget, Under Bio-lence is your one-way ticket to the Pit! Mosh ’em all!

Check out the official video for “Structural Violence” here or below:

Under Bio-lence was recorded between February 21st and 26th, 2015 at  Riveraudio Studios, Arica – Chile.

Produced by Sebastian Puente – Engineered & mixed by Sebastian Puente at Audiocustom Studio, Santiago Chile.

Mastered by Cristian Olivares at Audiocustom Studio, Santiago Chile.

Track Listing:

1. Legal Emptiness
2. Structural Violence
3. Public Privacy
4. Centuries of Abuse
5. Instrument of Death
6. Neuronal Riots
7. Divine Business
8. Your Speech
9. Breakdown
10. OBDC

Conflicted - promo band pic - 2015 - #MO1CNMMSS33664E


Felipe Huerta – Vocals

Rolando Vasquez – Guitars

Rodrigo Rios – Bass

Pedro Pablo Puente – Drums


Band Biography

Conflicted – formed in 2010 – is a Crossover Thrash Metal band from Arica, Chile. At the beginning of its career the band launched their debut demo Dirty Snake Attack 10″, and two years later their first full length called Social Disorder released in 2012 Via Sick Bangers Metal Label and Distro.

Their home town Arica, borders with Peru and Bolivia, countries where the band has been able to perform promoting their debut album in a mini-tour called “South Disorder”,” sharing the stage with bands such as Violator, Onslaught, Artillery, Exumer and Annihilator.

In 2013, the band released Sick Mosh, a live DVD along with label mates Nuclear and Lefutray. This audiovisual material helped the band to be part of one of the most important festivals of extreme music in South America: The Metal Fest, carried out in Santiago, Chile on April 2014. The festival also had the presence of important bands like Pentagram (Chile), Dark Angel, At the Gates, Voivod, Hypocrisy and Megadeth.


Source: ClawHammer PR

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

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Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: FALLEN ANGELS “Nightmare” (Lyric Video)

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Fallen Angels - World In Decay - promo album cover pic - 2015

FALLEN ANGELS – Seattle Washington’s FALLEN ANGELS have taken me by incredible surprise this year, with their enormously grand album of Thrash Metal glory titled: World In Decay. As an older Thrashaholic like myself, I feel reassured that old school Thrash Metal will live on, due to the likes of FALLEN ANGELS. What a thrill this album is from these fine Thrashers! Holy shit it’s really good.

Track #2 on World In Decay is Nightmare (listen below). While listening to Brad “Bradzilla” Kennaugh on vocals, he takes me back to a time when Thrash on vinyl was freaking king. Erik Hanson and Matt Be Roth are the guitar duo that blazes through this song below, like hell’s wildfire out of control! Bassist Carl Larsson and drummer Steve Spitzbart kick ass. How’s that for being plain-speaking? Whoa.

Look for World In Decay to make a STRONG showing in my year-end list of Best Metal Albums of 2015. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Fallen Angels - promo band pic - 2015 - #060415AMMO


Album cover art (at top of post) created by: Dusty Peterson.

FALLEN ANGELS band logo created by: Sean McGrath.


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Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: ARMORED SAINT “Win Hands Down” (Official Video)

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Armored Saint - Win Hands Down - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #ASMO05313

ARMORED SAINT – From The City Of Angels came one of the greatest Classic Metal bands of our time (IMO) and I’m talking about ARMORED SAINT. This band of Metal warriors returned in 2015 with their seventh full-length studio album, via Metal Blade Records: Win Hands Down. This album is a winner, loaded with nine fabulous songs to satisfy us die-hard old schoolers of Metal.

Win Hands Down was produced by ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera and is an enormous follow-up to 2010’s La Raza studio album, in my Metal opinion. John Bush sings in his awesome and unique fashion on this album; you can hear for yourself in the music video below. I don’t know what it is, yet the vocals of John Bush resonates splendid Metal vibes throughout my Metal brain and veins. It’s always been that way. Cool.

The entire band is on freaking fire throughout Win Hands Down. Guitarists Phil Sandoval and Jeff Duncan are a superb duo to take in. The rhythm section of Joey Vera on bass and Gonzo Sandoval on drums are a pounding potion of ear euphoria for me! The bridge in the song Win Hands Down is something else too; very different as you’ll hear. Whoa. Yeah, I dig ARMORED SAINT and hopefully you’ll dig their music video for the title track of their album: Win Hands Down. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Armored Saint - promo band pic - 2015 - #05MBR99



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