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ICED EARTH – Jon Schaffer’s Update On His Improving Health

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

Iced Earth - large classic logo - #5

As written/told by the legendary Jon Schaffer and posted on the ICED EARTH Facebook:

“Hello brothers and sisters,

I’m writing to let you know that I’m healing very well. I played guitar a few weeks ago for the first time, and it immediately felt like the surgery worked. Needless to say, I was very relieved. Through many months of the Worldwide Plagues Tour I was suffering from a loss of coordination in my hands, numbness, and intense levels of pain. It was a battle every night onstage and it reached a critical point where the cervical fusion had to happen, sooner rather than later. I am happy to report that so far things are going very well in my recovery, and I expect it to stay on this path. We are in the planning stages of our next US tour, and that will very likely take place this winter. So, before you know it we’ll be back on the warpath, and before long, songwriting will commence, and another chapter of Iced Earth history will be in the making. There will be lots of updates in the coming months. We are forging the attack as I am recovering from surgery. The boys and I are ready to get back out there ASAP to lay down the metal!

Thanks so much for your concern and support!”

Jon Schaffer

Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon - promo cover pic - available now flyer - 2014

* For more info on ICED EARTH:

Website: http://www.icedearth.com

Facebook: Iced Earth

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

STAY STRONG, JON SCHAFFER.

Stone.

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KAINE – Starts Tour Today

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kaine - Britain - Ireland Tour - promo flyer 2014

Saxon Davids Added As Touring Guitarist

KAINE are excited to announce that they have been added as last-minute support to Mordred’s tour of Britain/Ireland. The band was offered the slot after original openers Furyon had to cancel.

KAINE will be having a change of personnel for the tour as guitarist Anthony Murch will not be able to take up his duties due to work commitments. Anthony will however be playing the London date with the band. Saxon Davids (Entropy) will be playing lead guitar for the band on the tour. Davids had two days and one rehearsal to get ready for this tour which was only offered to the band and confirmed on Monday.

MORDRED/KAINE BRITAIN/IRELAND 2014 TOUR DATES:

August 22nd – Dublin – The Voodoo
August 23rd – Belfast – The Limelight 2
August 25th – London – O2 Academy 2
August 26th – Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
August 27th – Glasgow – O2 Academy 2
August 28th – Newcastle – O2 Academy 2
August 29th – Sheffield – O2 Academy 2
August 30th – Liverpool – O2 Academy 2
August 31st – Bristol – O2 Academy 2
September 1st – Brighton – Concorde 2

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on KAINE:

Website: http://www.kaine-metal.com

Facebook: Kaine

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KAINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GWAR To Embark Upon The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Gwar - Eternal Tour 2014 - promo flyer - #0011

As reported on the GWAR Facebook:

Oderus is missing. Once the Scumdogs in GWAR finally notice this (it takes them a while to notice stuff) they will set off on a journey to find their departed brother using every resource available – including recruiting an ancient Scumdog warrior. GWAR will need the help from everyone, even the lowliest Bohab, as their enemies are plotting to take advantage of the hole in GWAR’s ranks.

BalSac The Jaws of Death on The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” and what to expect:

“Dark clouds of war and ill omen have gathered around GWAR. In our hour of greatest peril, Oderus has left us and our enemies stand poised, ready to strike while they sense weakness. But we shall no longer cower in our Antarctic stronghold, awaiting Destiny’s final blow. This Fall GWAR sets out on the most trying quest of our career. We shall scour our leader’s favorite stomping ground, North America, leaving no city unsearched, no venue unraised, and no sheep unmolested. GWAR will venture to the depths of Hell or to the very end of Time itself, and though I fear what we may encounter out there, I know that we can never return home until we have the answer we seek: ‘Where is Oderus Urungus?’”

GWAR fans have been mourning the loss of Dave Brockie, GWAR’s founder and lead singer, since March. The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” gives them an opportunity to gather and share a bunch of feels as a community while experiencing the sickest band in this or any other world.

Jamison Land, Beefcake the Mighty’s personal slave and bass tech:

“Dave was our friend and anchor for as far back as anyone can remember. He’s held us together, and sometimes he drove us apart. He is our brother and we love him. Unlike a lot of prominent musicians, he was friends with all of the fans. He made GWAR fans feel special on a personal level. The fans love Dave as much as we do and ‘The GWAR Eternal Tour 2014’ is our way of getting together and sharing that love.”

The first leg of the tour will include direct support from Decapitated; the second leg will have direct support from Corrosion of Conformity. American Sharks will open all shows. The tour kicks off October 15th in Norfolk, VA and runs through December 13th in Baltimore, MD. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets go on sale this weekend.

Hail Oderus! Hail GWAR!

Gwar - Battle Maximus - band logo - 2013

GWAR at RIOT FEST:

9/12: Chicago, IL @ RIOT FEST

Tickets for “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” go on sale this weekend. Confirmed first-leg dates are:

10/15/14 The Norva – Norfolk, VA
10/16/14 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/17/14 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
10/18/14 The Palladium “Rock and Shock Festival” – Worcester, MA
10/19/14 The Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/21/14 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
10/22/14 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN
10/23/14 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/24/14 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
10/25/14 Emo’s “Housecore Horror Film Festival” – Austin, TX
10/26/14 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/28/14 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
10/29/14 Pop’s Nightclub – Sauget, IL
10/30/14 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
10/31/14 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/01/14 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
11/02/14 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
11/03/14 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/04/14 Knitting Factory Concert House – Reno, NV
11/05/14 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/06/14 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
11/07/14 Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
11/08/14 The Great Salt Air – Magna, UT
11/10/14 Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
11/11/14 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
11/12/14 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA

GWAR W/ TBA and American Sharks:

11/14: Vancouver, BC and Commodore Ballroom

Gwar - Battle Maximus - band logo - 2013

GWAR W/ Corrosion of Conformity and American Sharks:

11/15: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/16: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/19: Fargo, ND @ The Venue
11/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/22: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/23: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/25: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11/26: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/28: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/30: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/02: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
12/03: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
12/04: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
12/05: Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
12/06: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/07: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
12/08: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
12/09: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/10: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theater
12/11: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
12/12: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
12/13: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

* No American Sharks
** Havok plays on this show

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* For more info on GWAR:

http://www.gwar.net/

http://www.youtube.com/gwar

https://twitter.com/GWARofficial

http://www.facebook.com/gwar

http://www.gwarjapan.net/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GWAR.

REST IN PEACE, DAVE BROCKIE.

REST IN PEACE, CORY SMOOT.

Stone.

HELLOWEEN – FESTIVAL SUMMER 2014 COMPLETED, STUDIO SESSION BEGINS!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Helloween - promo band pic - 2014 - #610091

After successfully concluding their world-tour in support of the 2013 output Straight Out Of Hell, the party has been concluded upon the festival summer.

Clearly no time to sit back and relax, as the pumpkin heads will be heading right for their very own MiSueno Studios, located on the isle of Tenerife to start working on the successor of Straight Out Of Hell in October. Joining the band to handle production duties will be long-term companion Charlie Bauerfeind. The new album which is set for a release in May 2015 will be the first since HELLOWEEN have inked a new deal with old label home Nuclear Blast, where they released two albums – The Dark Ride (2000) and Rabbit Don’t Come Easy (2003), both of which have been re-issued with extended bonus material in 2013.

Last but not least, HELLOWEEN would like to send out a big “Thank You” to all the Helloween Maniacs worldwide with some live impressions of the title track of the charting success Straight Out Of Hell turned out to be, landing on a sensational #4, their highest German chart entry to date, holding this position for five long weeks. Additionally they made another five Top ten entries in Europe and also cracked the US Billboard Charts.

Helloween - Classic Band Logo - #119 - 2013

Check out the clip produced by Randy Cold: https://www.facebook.com/randycold666 https://vimeo.com/103456531

You can order your copy of The Dark Ride – Special Edition at the following destination: http://smarturl.it/HELLOWEEN-Ride

Rabbit Don’t Come Easy – Special Edition is available here: http://smarturl.it/HELLOWEEN-Rabbit

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

Nuclear Blast - Europe Logo - 2014

USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GRAVE DIGGER – German Metal Attack November / December – Info

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

Grave Digger - German Metal Attack - promo tour flyer - winter - 2014

This coming November and December, the legendary GRAVE DIGGER will be marching again on the German Metal Attack tour, with dates in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Czech Republic. Click on the link below for complete tour dates, cities and venues:

http://www.grave-digger.de/home/tour/

* For more info on GRAVE DIGGER:

Facebook: Official GRAVE DIGGER Fan Site

Website: http://www.grave-digger-clan.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GRAVE DIGGER.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

 

ORANGE GOBLIN’s New Album Coming This October; Track Streaming At Loudwire

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Orange Goblin - Back From The Abyss - promo cover pic

Candlelight Records has confirmed October 7th as the North American release date for ORANGE GOBLIN’s new album, Back From The Abyss. Recorded earlier this year in London, the album reunites the band with producer Jamie Dodd. It was mastered at Turan Audio in late July. Back From The Abyss will be available for preorder via iTunes and Amazon beginning August 26th. Fans can begin to preorder the CD today via Candlelight’s official webstore and Bandcamp page.

Loudwire.com is celebrating the announcement with an exclusive North American stream of the album’s first single, The Devil’s Whip. Vocalist Ben Ward says: “This song is a real old-school banger stuffed full of riffs, sleaze, filth, and speed… just like the best metal should be! It’s Motörhead-style, outlaw-biker rock in all its glory, destined to get heads banging, fists pumping, drinks flowing and asses shaking. If you don’t find yourself breaking the speed limit to this song, desperate to find the roughest bar in town, start a fight and spending the night in a cell, then you are quite clearly already dead. Let’s ride, let loose, let’s rip… that’s right, you can’t escape ‘The Devil’s Whip.'”

Listen now HERE.

Back From The Abyss follows the band’s most successful release, 2012’s A Eulogy For The Damned, and the recent reissue of their 2007 album Healing Through Fire. Featuring twelve new songs, it delivers the quartets now internationally respected Heavy Metal. Decibel Magazine calls the band’s sound, “maximum riffage and turbo doom.” Blabbermouth dubs them, “a big burly bag of rock goodness.” Rocking hard as fans have come to expect, Back From The Abyss shows not only the band’s tried-and-true blues and doom but the high caliber of their musicianship.

ORANGE GOBLIN will kick off the Autumn with a European tour alongside Doom legends St. Vitus. Set to begin in France on October 9th, the tour will work its way through thirteen countries before concluding in Germany on November 14th. On the tour’s announcement Ward said: “We are extremely excited to be going on tour with our good friends and long-time heroes St. Vitus. Vitus are one of the bands that inspired us to form ORANGE GOBLIN all those years ago and to be able to promote our new album and celebrate their thirty-fifth anniversary at the same time just blows my mind.”

Orange Goblin - Back From The Abyss - promo cover pic

American dates in support of Back From The Abyss are anticipated to start early in the new year. Details to be announced shortly.

Together since 1995, ORANGE GOBLIN has released seven full-length studio albums. A Eulogy For The Damned was the band’s first for Candlelight Records and closed a five year recording hiatus. The album was supported with the most live dates by the band in their history; touring that saw the band on North America soil first alongside Clutch then on a full-scale headline tour that found them on thirty-eightstages across the US and Canada. Two videos were filmed and released for the album, including Red Tide Rising and the special Scion A/V video for Acid Trials.

Back From The Abyss – Track Listing:

1. Sabbath Hex
2. Ubermensch
3. The Devil’s Whip
4. Demon Blues
5. Heavy Lies The Crown
6. Into the Arms of Morpheus
7. Mythical Knives
8. Bloodzilla
9. The Abyss
10. Titan
11. Blood Of Them
12. The Shadow Over Innsmouth

ORANGE GOBLIN is vocalist Ben Ward, guitartist Joe Hoare, bassist Martyn Millard, and drummer Christopher Turner. The band are endorsed by Marshall Amplification, Orange Amplification, Fender Bass Guitars, Natal Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Remo Skins, Vans, Volcom, Boss Pedals, Rotosound Strings, and Jagermeister.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ORANGE GOBLIN:

http://www.facebook.com/orangegoblinofficial

http://www.orange-goblin.com

http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com 

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ORANGE GOBLIN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

LETHAL DOSAGE – Completely Meaningless Party Tour Confirmed

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on August 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Lethal Dosage - Meaningless Party Tour - promo flyer - 2014

Tucson-based depravity squad, LETHAL DOSAGE, is ready to intoxicate the Southwest once again, having locked down another tour of the region for this Fall.

Having already torched the region on their Consume The Southwest Tour in February, and again during their more widespread Consume The West Tour in June, LETHAL DOSAGE will bring their crushing ruckus to another six towns across the Southwest US. Beginning October 6th, the Completely Meaningless Party Tour will blaze Anaheim, Ventura, Las Vegas, Flagstaff and Tempe before the caravan smolders out with a final show in their hometown on October 11th. The band’s hometown brethren in Evasion will be joining the melee as support for LETHAL DOSAGE on all dates.

LETHAL DOSAGE Completely Meaningless Party Tour:

10/06/2014 The Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA

10/07/2014 Billy O’s – Ventura, CA

10/08/2014 Adrenaline Bar – Las Vegas, NV

10/09/2014 The Hive – Flagstaff, AZ

10/10/2014 Tempe Tavern – Tempe, AZ

10/11/2014 The Rock – Tucson, AZ

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LETHAL DOSAGE released their second full-length album, Consume, in February via local cohorts, Battleground Records. Having harnessed the band’s massive live sound at Arcane Digital Studio, engineered by Ryan Butler and then finalized at Sonorous Mastering, Consume rages with over fifty caustic minutes of groove-heavy metal with elements of brutal hardcore infusing elements of Lamb Of God, Chimaira, Pantera, and Hatebreed, yet consumed with the band’s own self-destructive, caustic, desert-baked contamination. Consume is available in an economical, eco-friendly four-panel digipak exclusively at Earsplit Distro, and digitally via Bandcamp.

Critical Praise:

“…an exuberant, very welcome surprise… the sound on this album is positively monstrous.” – Chronicles Of Chaos

“…a modern and highly brutal form of death-influenced and groove-laden metal in the vein of Chimaira or Lamb Of God.” – Puregrainaudio

“Consume is filled with ominous riffs and ample groove, with a breakdown here and there. The bile-filled vocals are balanced with bouncy grooves…” – About.com

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on LETHAL DOSAGE:

https://www.facebook.com/LethalDosageTucson 

http://lethaldosage1.bandcamp.com 

https://www.facebook.com/battlegroundrecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE LETHAL DOSAGE.

LONG LIVE ARIZONA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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