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LONEWOLF – Added To Massacre Records Family!

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

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From Massacre Records:

The history of LONEWOLF, hailing from Grenoble (France), began back in 1992. They played True Heavy Metal since the very beginning and soon released several demo tapes as well as a 7” and recorded even an album, which unfortunately never got released and is referred to as “the lost album”. Following a bad experience with a French label, LONEWOLF split up in 1996.

They came back in 2000, along with the demo “March Into The Arena”, which was re-released as the band’s debut album via Goi Music in 2001.

The second album “Unholy Paradise” followed two years later. “Made In Hell” was released in 2008 via Eat Metal, followed by “The Dark Crusade” in 2009 (via Kathargo Records/Killer Metal Records). The band’s latest albums are “Army Of The Damned” (2012, Napalm Records) and “The Fourth And Final Horseman” (2013, Napalm Records).

LONEWOLF were the first French band ever to play in Greece and were opening act for Grave Digger at their first gig in France. During the past decade, LONEWOLF went on headliner EU tour w/ Dragonsfire and Iron Fate in 2011 and were part of the “Wolfsnächte Tour” 2012, along with Powerwolf, Stormwarrior and Mystic Prophecy. They also played at festivals such as the Up The Hammers (GR), Headbangers Open Air (GER), Hard Rock Session (FR), Beastival (DE) or the Metalfest Open Airs (DE and AT).

LONEWOLF’s new album “Cult Of Steel” will be released in autumn 2014 via Massacre Records!

LONEWOLF:

Jens Börner – Guitar, Lead Vocals

Alex Hilbert – Lead Guitar

Rikki Mannhard – Bass

Bubu Brunner – Drums

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http://www.massacre-records.com

Massacre Records MP3 Download Store: http://massacre.musiclogistics.net

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* For more info on LONEWOLF:

http://www.facebook.com/lonewolfdivision

http://twitter.com/lonewolffrance

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LONG LIVE LONEWOLF.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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Stone Picks His Top 6 JUDAS PRIEST Albums… Whoa!

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

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JUDAS PRIEST – I ponder rather consistently, as to which albums are my favorite from the Judas Priest catalog. I’ve decided to choose my top six Judas Priest albums once and for all. Or is it really once and for all? Everyone has their own likes and dislikes; therefore my list is just that, a personal choice.  Four out of the six albums I’ve chosen are from the classic era of Judas Priest; an era that catapulted this iconic band into super Metal stardom.

Let me know which Judas Priest albums you would choose as favorites, via comments; it will be interesting discussion! Judas Priest really are the Defenders Of The Faith. There are great Metal bands and then there are F*#king great Metal bands. Judas Priest for me are F*#king great. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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#6

PAINKILLER 

Released in 1990, Painkiller was a comeback album for Judas Priest after the Turbo and Ram It Down mainstream darlings. This was also the last studio album before Rob Halford stepped out and Tim “Ripper” Owens stepped in for 1997′s Jugulator and 2001′s Demolition. A kick-ass album is Painkiller, front beginning to end it rages. ‘Nuff said.

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#5

REDEEMER OF SOULS

I honestly never anticipated such a milestone album from Judas Priest! With the absence of guitarist and founding member K. K. Downing, I wondered how anyone else could step in? Well, Richie Faulkner has stepped in, quite superbly! Rob Halford sounds like he’s 25 years old on this album! This is a grand follow-up to 2005′s Angel Of Retribution; with my making no insult to 2008′s concept (detour) album Nostradamus.

I could easily have made this new Priest offering my #2 pick; only I would be ignoring all the influential reasons why I fell in love with this band in the first place. This new album from Judas Priest has me psyched-out beyond Metal belief; a consummate Metal album of 2014! I’m tempted to put this Redeemer Of Souls CD under my pillow at night. Just kidding. No, I’m not.

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#4

DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH

1984 was a very, very good year due to Defenders Of The Faith being released. With classics such as Freewheel Burning, Love Bites, Some Heads Are Gonna Roll and the anthemic Heavy Duty, studio album #9 from Judas Priest will forever give me super Metal powers. Well, I think so, anyways.

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#3

SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE

There’s no denying that Screaming For Vengeance was my first album (vinyl) purchase of this amazing band. The first time I heard a Judas Priest song was You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ and I was transformed! The Hellion sent me over the Metal edge! I never heard anything that badass in my entire life! The rest is my being a Metalhead history. Thank you, thank you, Judas Priest. Thank you, again.

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#2

BRITISH STEEL

“Grinder, Looking for meat, Grinder, Wants you to eat”

Yes, even your neighbors grandmother knows the songs Living After Midnight  and Breaking The Law, however, it’s songs such as Grinder and Metal Gods that makes British Steel a beacon for Metal.

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#1

STAINED CLASS

A 1978 release, Stained Class was ahead of its time. Really. Please name another Metal band that captured a Metal sound like this, back in 1978! You can’t! Black Sabbath’s Doom and Stoner Metal was the complete opposite! KISS, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Thin Lizzy, Scorpions, Rainbow, Ted Nugent and Led Zeppelin were all too unique with entirely different sounds; so different in fact, that Judas Priest made everyone else in 1978 sound like Hard Rock bands. This was… METAL! A New Wave Of British Heavy Metal!

This Judas Priest album was a look into the future of Metal, as we all know and cherish it today. Without this era of Judas Priest, there would be NO Metallica or any of their 1980′s peers; I firmly believe that. A strong, lean and yet (never before heard) powerful album, lyrically oozing with a rabid bite that only Rob Halford could deliver vocally! Stained Class is my favorite Judas Priest album of all-time. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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* For more info on JUDAS PRIEST:

Facebook: Judas Priest

Website: http://www.JudasPriest.com/

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE THE NWOBHM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

THE CULT “Sonic Temple” – 1989 Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, rock music news, music news with tags , , , , , on July 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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THE CULT – I was first introduced to the music of The Cult from Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale, back in our college days. The first album (actually cassette) that Coverdale had me listen to from The Cult was 1987′s Electric. That album’s title pretty much sums up how The Cult always came across to me with their Heavy Rock: Electric.

1989 seemed to be the transition year for every Heavy Metal band out there. Grunge was coming in like a stampede and the rest was history. However, The Cult made a HUGE statement with their fourth album Sonic Temple. Two hit songs, Fire Woman and Sweet Soul Sister made it to Headbangers Ball on MTV, with a damn good rotation at that. It definitely was solidified, through Sonic Temple, that Electric was no fluke and The Cult were no longer a Gothic Rock band; even though Gothic Rock was still swirling about the underground with pride and bushels of fans, in 1989.

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I believe Sonic Temple was the breakthrough album for The Cult. The one-two punch of Electric and Sonic Temple took The Cult to an Arena level; there’s just no disputing that. For my ears, the vocals of Ian Astbury have always been powerful and on Sonic Temple there’s no exception. When great guitarists names are mentioned or written about, I seldom hear or see Billy Duffy’s name. I’ll be honest with you, Billy Duffy has always been a top contender and he’s a thrill to listen to on Sonic Temple! Plus… that’s Billy Duffy pictured on the Sonic Temple album cover (above). Ian Astbury is also pictured on the album cover’s foreground.

As a songwriting team, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy are nothing short of remarkable, in my Metal opinion. Sonic Temple was (and still is) heavy enough to magnetically lure fans of (as examples) Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Scorpions; trust me, I witnessed it with my own eyes. If you’ve never listened to The Cult, I suggest you do. Anyone new to Sonic Temple should be left in awe of the album opener Sun King; while pondering how The Cult can possibly top this song on the remainder of the album. Sonic Temple is nothing short of a true Heavy Rock classic. – Stone

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Metal Side Notes:

* Jamie Stewart (bass) and Mickey Curry (drums) were the rhythm section on Sonic Temple. Yes, they nailed it on this album.

* Sonic Temple peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200.

* My idea to revisit Sonic Temple came about from my Metal Buddy Dave; he guessed the song very easily that I played on the jukebox, recently, at our favorite watering hole. Dave being a true fan of The Cult was super pumped to hear Fire Woman blaring loud; it made me very proud.

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* For more info on THE CULT:

Website: http://www.thecult.us

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialcult

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LONG LIVE THE CULT.

Stone.

Drummer Leaves Saints of Rebellion

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore: Saints of Rebellion drummer Ryche Green (pictured) has issued the following update:

“I have decided to leave Saints of Rebellion to pursue other musical opportunities. I would like to wish the guys all the best. See everyone soon!”

Saints of Rebellion will announce a replacement drummer soon.

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(Source: HighVolMusic)

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Website: http://www.highvolmusic.com

* For more info on SAINTS OF REBELLION:

Website: http://www.saintsofrebellion.com

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LONG LIVE SAINTS OF REBELLION.

LONG LIVE RYCHE GREEN.

Stone.

UNISONIC – New Video From Heavy Metal Supergroup Now Playing At Metal Insider; Band To Release “Light Of Dawn” Full-Length Via Armoury Records Next Month

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

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Exceptional, the new video from Heavy Metal supergroup, UNISONIC, is currently playing at Metal Insider. The song comes by way of the band’s forthcoming new full-length, Light Of Dawn, set for release in North America next month.

UNISONIC boasts a royal lineup of former Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray, also ex-Helloween) alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (Asia, Gotthard, Krokus), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany’s Pink Cream 69).

Spring of 2014 saw UNISONIC produce the twelve new tunes that comprise sophomore offering, Light Of Dawn, all of them performed with surgical precision and punctuated by Kiske’s world-class vocals. “Our first world tour has really welded us together,” Kiske notes of the group’s unmistakable evolution. “The touring made us realize the importance of a congenial atmosphere for our creativity and how much I missed this team spirit over the past twenty years. Only musicians who feel really comfortable with each other can deliver their optimum performance.” Dennis Ward, a driving force within the unit, one of its main composers and as on 2012′s self-titled debut, its producer, agrees: “At the end of the day, you have to tour to get immediate fan reactions to your material. In this respect, the shows were very interesting and extremely encouraging. There’s no doubt that they gave UNISONIC enough energy to make working on Light Of Dawn child’s play for everybody involved.”

Metal Insider is currently offering up the first taste of the record with the fittingly named “Exceptional” video, viewable at THIS LOCATION.

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Light Of Dawn – Track Listing:

01. Venite 2.0
02. Your Time Has Come
03. Exceptional
04. For The Kingdom
05. Not Gonna Take Anymore
06. Night Of The Long Knives
07. Find Shelter
08. Blood
09. When The Deed Is Done
10. Throne Of The Dawn
11. Manhunter
12. You And I

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Light Of Dawn follows the band’s For The Kingdom EP released digitally in North America in May. The six track collection features album track “For The Kingdom,” exclusive EP number “You Come Undone” as well as four live recordings from their show at the Masters Of Rock Festival 2012 in the Czech Republic.

Light Of Dawn will see its Stateside release via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records on August 12th, 2014.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on UNISONIC:

http://www.unisonic.de

http://www.facebook.com/unisonicofficial

http://www.eaglerockent.com

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LONG LIVE UNISONIC.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DORO – October 2014 North America Live Dates Posted!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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DORO – The Queen Of Heavy Metal is returning to North America this October! DORO will be performing on the dates listed below; take advantage to see Doro Pesch and her band if they are near you! DORO is a live Heavy Metal experience you do not want to miss! Metal be thy name! – Stone

October 2014 North America Shows:

10.10.2014 USA Sturtevant, WI – Route 20 Outhouse
10.11.2014 USA Spring Lake Park, MN – Pov’s 65
10.12.2014 USA Joliet, IL – Mojoes
10.14.2014 USA Cleveland, OH – Agora
10.15.2014 USA Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
10.16.2014 CAN Toronto, ONT – Hard Luck Bar
10.18.2014 CAN Quebec City, QUE – Salle Multi
10.19.2014 CAN Montreal, QUE – Petit Campus
10.20.2014 USA New York City, NY – The Gramercy Theatre

Doro - Large Logo - Gold* For more info on DORO:

Facebook: DORO

Website: http://www.doro.de/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DoroOfficial

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LONG LIVE DORO.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

CONVICTS TAKE ON CONGRESS

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, politics with tags , , , , , on July 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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On July 31, 2014, female-fronted, Heavy Metal band, Corprit Convict, is taking the message of their debut album, Come Clean, directly to the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building. The message?  Remove money from politics. The band will be performing songs from the album, such as “3 Ring”, “Applicator” and “Left for Dead”, serving, themselves, as protest anthems and calling for change in our country.

“Campaign financing has become the single, biggest problem plaguing our country’s political landscape today. But it’s also the least discussed problem, because the only people who can effect real change on theses policies, or lack thereof, are the same group cashing the checks. Money talks in Washington and, right now, it’s screaming,” says singer, KT. “Americans cannot continue to stand idly by as the richest members of our country continue to buy our elections and control our public officials.”

In the Spring of this year, the US Supreme Court passed a ruling that will allow individuals and corporations to give up to $6 million to candidates and parties in a 2 year election cycle; nearly 50 times the limit before the ruling.

Supporters for the band can join them on the steps of the Congress on July 31 (last day of summer session).

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STONE SAYS:

LISTEN TO, PURCHASE AND SUPPORT CORPRIT CONVICT! CHECK ‘EM OUT BELOW! 

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(Source: Corprit Convict)

* For more info on CORPRIT CONVICT:

Facebook: Corprit Convict

Website: http://corpritconvict.com

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LONG LIVE CORPRIT CONVICT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Out Now! Knox Asylum Records Release 2014: Best of The Best Compilation Featuring Artists From Canada, USA, France, Australia

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Knoxville, TN based label and artist management company Knox Asylum Records has put together a killer eleven track Metal compilation showcasing some of their favorite bands from around the world (Canada, USA, France and Australia). Entitled ‘Compilation 2014: Best of The Best’, the release is now available and was digitally released on June 25th on iTunes, Rhapsody, Google Play, Amazon Mp3 and Amazon on Demand (physical copy). It is also featured on iHeart Radio, Shazam, Xbox Music, Slacker Radio and more.

Tom Hocker of Knox Asylum Records comments:

“Each of these bands has something to offer in the Metal scene and were handpicked for the Knox Asylum Records debut compilation. I am not only excited about the end product, but energetic about spending time with these breaking artists. Tell all your friends and be sure to pick up a copy! Share!”

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Track Listing:

1. X. Y. – Rebirth(3:41)

2. Hydra Kyll – Rotting Roots (3:40)

3. Kythera – Sleeper (3:02)

4. Identity Device – The Dreams That Affect Us – (8:09)

5. Driven Below – Legions of The Damned(3:51)

6. Dellacoma – Change(2:32)

7. Vankale – Cast Aside (3:49)

8. Krystos – Blood Magick (6:31)

9. Celestial Ruin – Wrath of The Dragon (4:13)

10. A Course Of Action – 107 (4:01)

11. Daybreak Embrace – Desperation (3:55)

Bands On Compilation:

Hydra Kyll (Olney, MD, USA)

Www.hydrakyll.com

www.facebook.com/hydrakyll

www.twitter.com/hydra_kyll

Dellacoma (Melbourne, Australia)

www.dellacoma.com

www.facebook.com/dellacoma

www.twitter.com/dellacoma

Kythera (Dyersburg,TN, USA)

http://kythera.bandcamp.com/

www.facebook.com/fteoe

www.twitter.com/kytherametal

Daybreak Embrace (South Florida, USA)

www.daybreakembrace.com

www.facebook.com/daybreakembrace

www.twitter.com/daybreakembrace

X-Y (Nice/Cannes, France)

http://williammorabito.wix.com/xymnd

www.facebook.com/xyofficial

https://twitter.com/xyrock

Vankale (Knoxville,TN, USA)

https://www.facebook.com/VanKaleNation

www.twitter.com/vankalenation

Krystos (Boise,ID, USA)

www.facebook.com/krystosband

www.twitter.com/krystosband

Identity Device (Knoxville,TN/Springfield, OH, USA)

https://www.facebook.com/myidentitydevice

www.twitter.com/identitydevice

http://identitydevice.bandcamp.com/

A Course of Action (Connellys Springs, NC, USA)

www.acourseofaction.com

https://www.facebook.com/acourseofaction

www.twitter.com/acourseofaction

Celestial Ruin (Vancouver BC, Canada)

www.facebook.com/celestialruincanada

www.celestialruin.com

www.twitter.com/celestialruin

Driven Below (Dallas,TX, USA)

www.facebook.com/drivenbelowmusic

www.reverbnation.com/drivenbelow

http://www.twitter.com/drivenbelow

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE KNOX ASYLUM RECORDS.

Stone.

THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR – NORTH AMERICA 2014 – DATES, CITIES & VENUES

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The Summer Slaughter Tour with Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within the Ruins and Fallujah launches on July 17th, in San Francisco at The Regency Ballroom. What an assembly of Death & Extreme Metal legends and warriors!

Check out the tour dates below and check if your area will be invaded! Metal be thy name!

Tickets: http://smarturl.it/SlaughterTickets

VIP tickets: http://bit.ly/1iYZ1L1

DATES – CITIES & VENUES: 

Jul 17 – San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

Jul 18 – Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

Jul 19 – Los Angeles, CA House of Blues

Jul 20 – Phoenix, AZ Nile Theater

Jul 21 – El Paso, TX Tricky Falls

Jul 22 – Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

Jul 23 – Denver, CO Summit

Jul 25 – Houston, TX House of Blues

Jul 26 – Austin, TX Scoot Inn

Jul 27 – Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar and Grill

Jul 29 – St. Petersburg, FL State Theater

Jul 30 – Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

Jul 31 – Knoxville, TN The International

Aug 01 – Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre

Aug 02 – Chicago, IL Mojoes

Aug 03 – Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre

Aug 05 – Milwaukee, WI The Rave

Aug 06 – Detroit, MI Crofoot Ballroom

Aug 07 – Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre

Aug 08 – New York, NY Irving Plaza

Aug 09 – Worcester, MA The Palladium

Aug 10 – Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero

Aug 12 – Springfield, VA Empire (No Morbid Angel)

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* For more info on The Summer Slaughter Tour:

Facebook: The Summer Slaughter Tour

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LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HAMMERFALL – FIRST “(R)EVOLUTION” ONLINE TRAILER REVEALED!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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After taking a creative break last year, Swedish Heavy Metal pioneers HAMMERFALL are fully recharged and back with a vengeance. Entering a new chapter of the HAMMERFALL success story, “(r)Evolution” will be out on August 29 (Sweden: 27.08., UK: 01.09., USA: 02.09.) via Nuclear Blast.

Enjoy the first album trailer, recorded during the band’s album presentation in Gothenburg on May 24th, edited by David Havlena at the “Pax studio”.

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On July 18, 2014 the hymn-like “Bushido” will be released as the first single track – digitally as well as on vinyl. The song sums up the band and its history perfectly, as in Japanese bushido means “the way of the warrior”.

The track list of “Bushido” will be:

A: Bushido

B: The Way Of The Warrior (remixed by Fredrik Nordström)

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The track listing of “(r)Evolution” will be like this:

1. Hector’s Hymn

2. (r)Evolution

3. Bushido

4. Live Life Loud

5. Ex Inferis

6. We Won’t Back Down

7. Winter Is Coming

8. Origins

9. Tainted Metal

10. Evil Incarnate

11. Wildfire

Pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/HammerfallrEvolution

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Enjoy HAMMERFALL live on these three dates:

31.07. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air

09.08. ES Villena – Leyendas del Rock

29.08. S Göteborg – Stora Scenen Liseberg

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on HAMMERFALL:

http://www.facebook.com/hammerfall

Website: http://www.hammerfall.net

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

REAPER “An Atheist Monument” – Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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REAPER – German Metal legends REAPER have a new studio album releasing via Massacre Records, on July 25th, 2014. An Atheist Monument is this new album and it’s overflowing with ALL things grand about Heavy Metal! This new offering from REAPER has me psyched-out of my Metal mind; air guitar and air drums enthusiasts take notice! Powerful, melodic and laced with retro vibes and sounds of True Metal, REAPER has scored in a titanic way with An Atheist Monument.

Daniel Zimmermann (guitar) and Benjamin “Benni” Lodewig (guitar & backing vocals) are Metal sensations to take in; their muscular riffs, memorable leads and solos are Heavy Metal personified. Damn great stuff. Jan Breede (drums & backing vocals) plays the song and adds an incredible dynamic to this entire album; he’s a Metal treat to listen to. Matthias “Mäfju” Kraft (bass & backing vocals) adds his musical thunder and combined with Jan Breede’s drumming it’s a headbanging Metal experience to behold!

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Daniel Zimmermann also is the lead vocalist and he sings like a Metal giant! His vocals are stuff of conquer all and death to the Metal posers. I believe my Metal brethren reading this know what I mean and it’s Metal truth.  Twelve delectable Heavy Metal songs are on the CD, with nine songs on the LP version. Hetoimasia is this album’s instrumental opener and it signals that the Metal power-surge is on! I just knew it was gonna be a great Metal ride upon my first listen and it only gets better with each Metal serving. Whoa.

Being their 5th studio album overall and first with Massacre Records, REAPER could not have found a better record label to call home. Celebrating their 30th anniversary on stage with this new album should catapult REAPER into our community’s Metal limelight; buying this mandatory Metal work and spreading the Metal word about REAPER should be on every Metalhead’s to-do list in 2014! REAPER waves the anti-religion flag with mega Metal potency and they have my Metal respect. Hail REAPER and Metal be thy name! – Stone

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An Atheist Monument – Track Listing:

1. Hetoimasia 
2. Realms Of Chaos
 3. Of Sheep And Shepherds 4. Horse Brigade
 5. Hail The New Age
 6. Voice Within
 7. 1943
 8. Well Of Poison
 9. Taste My Revenge
 10. Ship Of Fools
 11. Fields Of Joy 
12. La Tristesse

Taste My Revenge, Fields Of Joy
 and La Tristesse are the three songs that do not appear on the LP version of An Atheist Monument.

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* For more info on REAPER:

Facebook: REAPER (Band)

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Website: http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE REAPER.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

PROTOKULT – Progressive Folk Metal Band Reveal Artwork and Track Listing From Upcoming Album “No Beer In Heaven” – Out On August 8th

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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L-R: Jeremy Jackson aka Vodnik (Guitar) – Martin Drozd (Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer) – Mike Matveev (Drums), Dawid Slowiak (Bass), Ekaterina Pyatkova (Vocals, Woodwinds, Synthesizer) – Photo Credit: Erica Ivashina

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Toronto, Ontario’s fun-loving, beer drinking progressive folk metal band PROTOKULT are proud to share with fans artwork and the track listing for their upcoming album ‘No Beer In Heaven’, set for official release on August 8th, 2014, to follow-up 2011′s EP ‘Marzena’ and 2009′s debut ‘Ancestral Anthems’.

“We are anxious and excited to finally unleash the first PROTOKULT full-length album with our current and talented lineup. Expect nothing short of pure, heathen prog-folk with a healthy traditional metal dosage in the mix. Our first single, ‘Get Me A Beer’ will be released early this July and expect the official video shortly thereafter! The video follows a story line which can be best described as “Spinal Tap meets folk-metal” and captures the band in an unpleasant, humorous yet all-too-realistic situation in which artists may find themselves in (we certainly have!)” – Martin Drozd

Years in the making and a few line up changes in the PROTOKULT camp, the Eastern European transplants have transformed progressive, folk and heavy metal influences into a twelve track adventurous trek, diving into themes of drinking, history and human endeavor. Mixing a duo vocal attack of melodic operatics, plus woodwinds from Ekaterina Pyatkova and high-spirited chanting growls from guitarist Martin Drozd, PROTOKULT showcase a diversified and powerful engagement that includes shredding with guitarist Vodnik, the pounding force of Mike Matveev on drums and the grooves of bassist Dawid Slowiak.

In additional news, PROTOKULT will be performing a Toronto CD release show on July 26th for hometown fans at Bovine Sex Club with support from locals Primalfrost, Tsargrad and Montreal’s Karkaos. (show details can found here)

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Track Listing: Protokult – No Beer In Heaven

1. Get Me A Beer! (3:04)

2. Heaven Cast Me Out (4:04)

3. My Father’s Word (5:49)

4. Flight of The Winged Hussar (5:52)

5. Sol Intention (4:39)

6. Edge of Time (5:28)

7. Sanctuaries (2:04)

8. Desert Scourge (4:31)

9. Gorale (4:15)

10. Summer’s Ode (6:07)

11. Razbival Okovi Perun (1:26)

(translation from Slovenian = Perun Has Shattered The Shackles)

12. Water of Life (8:46)

Total Length: (56:12)

Hidden Tracks:

13. Brotokult (3:03)

14. We Smoke The Ganga (3:33)

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Upcoming Show Dates:

July 19 – The Apk – London, ON w/ Battlesoul, Primalfrost, Valhalla Rising

July 26 – Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON w/ Primalfrost, Karkaos, Tsargrad

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Although PROTOKULT is a Canadian-based group, the members come from various backgrounds (Polish, Irish, Russian, Czech) and the result is a marvelous mix of Canadian and international forces. The goal is to unite these cultures into one sound, balancing tradition and folklore with heavy, thrash and black metal for head-bangers everywhere.

With a beauty and the beast-like contrast between Ekaterina’s haunting vocals and the band’s metal onslaught, whether they are reinventing the wheel or carrying down the torch high, PROTOKULT has an exhilarating and fresh sound for the 21st century.

From the studio to the stage, PROTOKULT puts on a live show that can be best described as engaging, energetic and in essence, a live ritual — ‘A must-see act’, according to the Emergenza festival.

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‘No Beer In Heaven’ was recorded at Spectre Sound Studios (Bloodshoteye feat. Randy of Lamb of God; and Woods of Ypres, one of the BWBK Top 30 Canadian albums) and will be released August 8, 2014.

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Critical Praise:

“They belong amongst the ranks of bands like Moonsorrow and Skyforger…Almost every song twists and turns through several folk metal transformations, without ever tapping into cheesy or overly tired clichés.” – Metal Observer (2010 review for Ancestral Anthems)

“Their songs pulse and writhe like a sinuous living thing.” – Exclaim (2012 review of Marzena)

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

* For more info on PROTOKULT:

PROTOKULT – Sales Links: Bandcamp | iTunes

Protokult.com| Facebook | Twittter | Reverbnation | Soundcloud | Youtube | Last.FM

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LONG LIVE PROTOKULT.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ACCEPT – To Perform At Gramercy Theatre In NYC On September 15th; RAVEN To Support!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , on July 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Accept - Raven - promo tour poster - Gramercy Theatre - New York - 2014

ONLY U.S. EAST COAST DATE IN 2014!

The Legendary ACCEPT Will Be Performing On September 15th, 2014 At NYC’s Gramercy Theatre! With Very Special Legendary Guests: RAVEN!

Crank Up And Watch The Music Video For The First Single, Stampede, From ACCEPT’S Forthcoming Studio Album: Blind Rage. Metal Be Thy Name!!

On August 15, 2014 Blind Rage Will Be Released In Europe, August 18th In The UK And France, August 19th In The United States! Whoa!

Pre-order ACCEPT BLIND RAGE Today! http://www.acceptworldwide.com/pre-order-accept-blind-rage/

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Wolf Hoffman – Guitar
Peter Baltes – Bass
Mark Tornillo – Vocals
Herman Frank – Guitar
Stefan Schwarzmann – Drums

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* For more info on ACCEPT:

Website: http://www.acceptworldwide.com

Facebook: ACCEPT

* For more info on RAVEN:

Facebook: Raven

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LONG LIVE ACCEPT.

LONG LIVE RAVEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CRYSTAL VIPER – Headlining The Power Of The Night Metal Festival IX, This July 25th In Cyprus!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Marta Gabriel – vocals, guitars
Andy Wave – guitars
Tomasz ‘Golem’ Danczak – drums
Michal Badocha – bass guitar

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CRYSTAL VIPER – Poland’s True Metal Warriors, Crystal Viper, will be headlining the Power Of The Night Metal Festival IX, in Cyprus, this July 25th! Led by founder, singer and multi-instrumentalist Marta Gabriel, Crystal Viper are consistently recruiting legions of Metal fans, every day, across every continent! Lucky Cyprus! Metal be thy name. – Stone

Crystal Viper - Power Night Metal Festival - promo tour flyer - 2014

* For more info on the Power Of The Night Metal Festival:

Website: http://www.potn-fest.com/

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* For more info on CRYSTAL VIPER:

Facebook: Crystal Viper

Website: http://www.crystalviper.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/crystalviper

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LONG LIVE CRYSTAL VIPER.

LONG LIVE POLAND.

LONG LIVE CYPRUS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JUDAS PRIEST – To Appear On ROCKLINE Radio; U.S. Tour Tickets Update!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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JUDAS PRIEST – Call 1-800-334-ROCK to speak with Rob, Glenn and Richie on ROCKLINE Radio this Mon July 7th and Rob and Richie on Wed, July 9th! Both shows air at 8:30pdt/11:30edt. To find the show in your area go to: www.rocklineradio.com.

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US Tour update! A special fan presale for tickets and exclusive packages will begin on Tuesday, July 8th at 10am local time. Visit http://tickets.judaspriest.com/ for further information now!

Judas Priest - Tour Promo Banner - 2014 - tickets

(Source: JUDAS PRIEST Facebook page)

* For more info on JUDAS PRIEST:

Facebook: Judas Priest

Website: http://www.JudasPriest.com/

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

VADER – Asia Tour Dates – July 2014

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Vader - Asia Tour 2014 - promo tour flyer

As reported on the VADER Facebook page:

In 2 days VADER starts Tour in Asia!!!! There are 9 shows:

05.07.2014 – (South Korea) – Seoul
08.07.2014 – (Japan) – Nagoya
09.07.2014 – (Japan) – Osaka
10.07.2014 – (Japan) – Tokyo 1
11.07.2014 – (Japan) – Tokyo 2
12.07.2014 – (China) – Beijing
13.07.2014 – Hong Kong
14.07.2014 – Singapore
15.07.2014 – (Thailand) – Bangkok

We can’t wait to see You all \m/ \m/

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VADER’S Brand New Album (and 12th overall) Tibi Et Igni Is OUT NOW, Via Nuclear Blast!

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* For more info on VADER:

Facebook: Vader

Website: http://www.vader.pl/

http://www.twitter.com/vaderband

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LONG LIVE VADER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

LONG LIVE POLAND.

Stone.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – American Death Metal Icons To Release “A Skeletal Domain” – New Track Posted + Preorder Packages Now Available

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain - promo cover pic

Band To Kick Off Summer Tour As Part Of The Rockstar
Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

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American Death Metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are pleased to announce the release of their thirteenth full-length entitled A Skeletal Domain.

Lucky number thirteen? Lucky or not, it’s a quantity of releases (not even counting VHS/DVD releases and EPs) and a wealth of material beyond which most bands could even fathom. The CANNIBAL CORPSE collective – vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, bassist Alex Webster, guitarists Pat O’Brien and Rob Barrett and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz – approaches each recording session with a honed and precise vision of a band in their third decade of existence.

With this new entry to their extensive catalog, they’ve switched gears, opting to work with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, after having tracked their previous three outings (Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture) with Erik Rutan. Boasting twelve-ominous tracks in forty-four spine-fraying minutes, the result is a massive, belligerent, and deliberate aural attack that finds the band at their peak of their notoriously hyper-kinetic, meticulously executed brutality.

Preparation for A Skeletal Domain did not vary significantly from previous efforts. “At the end of the day, we’re still making a death metal record, no matter where it’s being recorded,” relays Webster. Mark Lewis offered a slightly different, modern recording approach, but the band stressed that they could not be more pleased with their previous albums with Rutan, and the door is most definitely open to work with him again in the future. Changing producers is something the band has historically done after every few albums, if only to not get too comfortable. CANNIBAL CORPSE also tried to step outside of their comfort zone when it came to songwriting and their musical performances. “Consistency is often confused with repetition. We are established with what we do as a band, and we could relax and not push ourselves, but we try to push the envelope. That’s what makes this exciting,” Webster adds. “Anyone who really listens to this album with an open mind will hear that it’s not same-old same-old.” Mark Lewis would concur with Webster’s analysis and even goes a step further by claiming that “there are moments on this record that have never happened in musical history.”

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CANNIBAL CORPSE have proven time and again that they have more fuel in their tank, more riffs in their minds, and more ways to describe gore than any single group of human beings could ever have hoped. The thirteenth album will prove to be as important a landmark in their career as just about any other. CANNIBAL CORPSE are consistency defined.

A Skeletal Domain will be released in North America on September 16th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Point your browser to THIS LOCATION where you’ll witness the sonic trauma of second track, “Sadistic Embodiment” as well as a host of preorder bundles.

A Skeletal Domain Track Listing:

01. High Velocity Impact Spatter
02. Sadistic Embodiment
03. Kill Or Become
04. A Skeletal Domain
05. Headlong Into Carnage
06. The Murderer’s Pact
07. Funeral Cremation
08. Icepick Lobotomy
09. Vector Of Cruelty
10. Bloodstained Cement
11. Asphyxiate To Resuscitate
12. Hollowed Bodies

As a precursor to the official unveiling of A Skeletal Domain, CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off the Summer as Coldcock Herbal Whiskey Stage headliners on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Trivium and many more. Set to commence on July 5th in San Bernardino, California, the annual mega tour will stampede its way across North America throughout July and much of August, coming to a close on August 10th in Woodland, Texas.

As an added bonus, CANNIBAL CORPSE will be doing daily signings at 3:00pm at their merch booth for the duration of the fest where Mayhem attendees can preorder A Skeletal Domain. Fans buy a limited edition laminate with a unique redemption code, redeemable online at metalblade.com and the record will ship to their door! Confirmed dates, including various one-off headlining shows, are listed below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE:

7/01/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
7/02/2014 Tricky Falls- El Paso, TX
7/05/2014 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA *
7/06/2014 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA *
7/07/2014 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/08/2014 White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA *
7/09/2014 Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Boise, ID *
7/11/2014 Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ *
7/12/2014 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque ,NM *
7/13/2014 The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO Taste of Mayhem w/out Avenged Sevenfold, Korn
7/15/2014 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/16/2014 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO *
7/17/2014 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI *
7/18/2014 Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI Taste of Mayhem w/out Avenged Sevenfold, Korn
7/19/2014 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN *
7/20/2014 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL *
7/22/2014 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA *
7/23/2014 Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga, NY *
7/24/2014 Legend Valley Concert Venue – Thornville, OH Gathering Of The Juggalos
7/25/2014 Molson Ampitheatre – Toronto, ON *
7/26/2014 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA *
7/27/2014 Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT *
7/28/2014 Higher Ground South – Burlington, VT w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/29/2014 Darien Lake – Darien Center, NY *
7/31/2014 Sarland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/01/2014 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ *
8/02/2014 The Pavilion At Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA *
8/03/2014 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA *
8/04/2014 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/05/2014 Lakewood Amphitheatre- Atlanta, GA *
8/06/2014 Memphis International Speedway – Memphis, TN *
8/07/2014 Downtown Air Park – Oklahoma City, OK *
8/08/2014 Jake’s Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX w/Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/09/2014 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas ,TX *
8/10/2014 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Woodland, TX *
*2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Date

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In related CANNIBAL CORPSE happenings, this September, the band will unleash their first-ever official authorized biography. Written by Joel McIver, author of Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica and biographies on Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and Queens Of The Stone Age, Bible Of Butchery – Cannibal Corpse: The Official Biography will contain over 150 pages loaded with photos from the band’s collection, available everywhere this Fall!

“CANNIBAL CORPSE are the biggest Death Metal band in the world…” – Metal Hammer UK

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on CANNIBAL CORPSE:

http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

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LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

DEF LEPPARD – LEAD GUITARIST PHIL COLLEN KICKS OFF SUMMER TOUR WITH ONE-OF-A-KIND JACKSON® CUSTOM “X-STROYER” GUITAR

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Phil Collen with new signature model Jackson PC XSTROYER (2)

New Model Celebrates Collen’s Classic Guitars Made Popular 30 Years Ago

LOS ANGELES – When the Def Leppard summer tour kicked off a week ago on Monday, in West Valley City, Utah, Def Leppard fans in attendance were among some of the first to see the brand new Jackson “X-STROYER” guitar, custom-built for Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen. Collen decided to showcase the new guitar during the band’s 2014 summer co-headlining tour with KISS.

Collen’s original guitar was popularized by the iconic Def Leppard music videos for the hit singles, “Rock of Ages,” “Foolin’” and “Photograph.” Collen plans on playing his new, custom Jackson during those songs while on tour.

When asked about his new Jackson X-STROYER Collen stated, “This guitar isn’t an exact carbon copy of my Ibanez Destroyer; it’s aesthetically based on the one I played in Def Leppard’s classic videos ‘Photograph,’ ‘Rock of Ages,’ and ‘Foolin’’ in the 1980’s. Somehow that guitar seemed to take on a life of its own with the fans when they saw it in the videos. However, my new Jackson PC X-STROYER is the exact opposite with regards to the body outline/perimeter. The X-STROYER has a mahogany body with a maple top that looks solid black from a distance. But then when you get up close you can see the beautiful wood grain of the Trans Black finish. It has DiMarzio pickups, a Floyd Rose tremolo with FU Tone titanium block and saddles and a Jackson Sustainer/Driver pickup same as I have in my Jackson PC1s. My X-STROYER has a very thick neck, which also helps the tone. This guitar feels and sounds expensive. The intent while building the new instrument was to have a body shape that invokes the ‘spirit/enthusiasm’ of my classic model, but with a twist. Mike Shannon, Jackson senior master builder, really went overboard for me on this one and I think it’s the best Jackson guitar I’ve ever played.”

Jackson has announced plans to release another Phil Collen signature model that will be available to the public in August. The Jackson PC1 Stealth, a limited edition model from the prolific guitarist’s PC line with Jackson, will have two versions of this limited edition model manufactured with only 25 of each currently being built in Corona, Calif.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

www.madinkpr.com

* For more info on DEF LEPPARD:

Website: http://www.DefLeppard.com

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LONG LIVE PHIL COLLEN.

LONG LIVE DEF LEPPARD.

Stone.

BRIMSTONE COVEN: Retro Rock/Doom Metal Sorcerers To Release Debut Via Metal Blade Records; Preview Track Posted

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Retro Rock/Doom Metal sorcerers, BRIMSTONE COVEN, will unleash the psychedelic rumblings of their self-titled full-length and inaugural release for Metal Blade Records.

Formed in Wheeling, West Virginia in 2011, BRIMSTONE COVEN churns a cogent blend of dark, smoky cult rock that echoes the eerie reverberations of hard rock icons such as Black Sabbath and Pentagram, mixed with the classic rock craftings of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, all the while preserving a vintage rock sound mixed with a style all their own. The outfit’s Metal Blade debut boasts seventeen mind-altering tracks of occult conjurings – a combo of their self-released full-length and EP — complete with new mastering and the vintage art renderings of Creighton Hill.

Described The Sludgelord of BRIMSTONE COVEN: “Coming across as Zeppelin meets ’70s Black Sabbath (the best kind), BRIMSTONE COVEN certainly have that vintage sound in spades, guitars are crisp, bass feels warm and drums played adeptly, with a looseness that only Messieurs Moon, Ward and Mitchell… are known for. Great stuff and what a voice; ‘Big John’ is quite the frontman with an endearing and rich tone… Killer.”

Brimstone Coven will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on August 5th, 2014. In the meantime, zone out to the witchy, jam-wrangled goodness of fifth cut, “The Grave” at THIS LOCATION.

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Brimstone Coven - Track Listing:

01. Cosmic Communion

02. Behold, the Anunnaki

03. The Black Door

04. Blood On The Wall

05. The Grave

06. Lord & Master

07. Vying

08. The Seance

09. Hades Hymn

10. The Folly of Faust

11. Intro (Bonus Track)

12. We Are Forever (Bonus Track)

13. The Ancients (Bonus Track)

14. Son of the Morning (Bonus Track)

15. LoSt in the oDyssey (Bonus Track)

16. Children of the Sun (Bonus Track)

17. Outro (Bonus Track)

BRIMSTONE COVEN:

“Big John” Williams – Vocals


Corey Roth – Guitar

Andrew D’Cagna – Bass

Justin Wood – Drums

Brimstone Coven - promo cover pic - 2014

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on BRIMSTONE COVEN:

http://www.facebook.com/brimstonecoven

http://www.metalblade.com/brimstonecoven

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LONG LIVE BRIMSTONE COVEN.

LONG LIVE WEST VIRGINIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HOD – San Antonio Blackened Death Tyrants To Drop Book Of The Worm Upon The Weak; Preorders Available

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on June 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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San Antonio’s favorite blackened death tyrants, HOD, will drop their long-awaited new full-length upon the weak later this Summer. Titled Book Of The Worm, the follow-up to last year’s The Uncreated Demo teaser, which Decibel likened to a “snake eating itself and a bigger snake eating the smaller snake, a kind of infinite and horrifically malign Ouroboros,” was produced by Dennis Munoz, features the recording lineup of guitarist Necron, vocalist Vladibeer Reebs, bassist T.A. and former drummer Dennis Sanders and boasts eight blasting psalms of deviance, decadence and overall suffering with artwork by the masterful Jon Zig (Averse Sefira, Deeds Of Flesh, Pyrexia).

Comments the band from their den of iniquity: “Finally, Book Of The Worm is finished! Through Hell and back we went to get this completed. Comrades fell. Labels failed. Studios changed. But we soldiered forth with iron determination and it is done. Blood, sweat and sacrifice are the ingredients. Fueled by hate and blasphemy. Prepare for the storm!”

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Book Of The Worm – Track Listing:

1. When The Ghouls Feed
2. Den Of Wolves
3. I Am Destroyer
4. Through The Gates (They Come For Me)
5. Death Whores
6. Under Tyranny’s Hammer
7. Where Are The Demons
8. Beneath The Mountains Of The Scorpion

Through a steady diet of live incursions and a staunch DIY ethic, HOD has become an underground institution of sorts reaping the acclaim of fans and critics globally for the fuck-all brand of sonic debauchery. Last Rites commends HOD’s ultimately “lethal attack,” and “full-on badassery,” further championing their “commanding, ugly fucking blackened death slabs punctuated with micro-rending buzzsaw leads,” while No Clean Singing applauds their “thrashing charge of hybridized black and death metal that’s as dynamic and technically impressive as it is primally appealing.” Elsewhere, Sea Of Tranquility agrees, “the band pummels the listener with straight ahead death metal insanity,” while Dead Rhetoric laud’s their terminally apocalyptic brand of “prime American death metal, with the right amount of space between tech-y and brutal.”

Book Of The Worm will be unleashed on September 9th, 2014 via Arctic Music. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION. Further HOD developments to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Stay alert.

HOD 2014 Personnel:

Vladibeer Reebs – Vocals
Carl “Lord Necron” Snyder – Guitar
Trans Am – Bass
Del “The Entity” – Drums
Danny “Blackwolf” Luebben – Guitar

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on HOD:

Facebook: Hod

http://hodmusic2.bandcamp.com/album/the-uncreated-demo

http://www.reverbnation.com/hodtheband

Arctic Music - logo - 2014

http://www.arcticmusicgroup.com

http://www.facebook.com/arcticmusicextreme

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LONG LIVE HOD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE TEXAS.

Stone.

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