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80’s Thrashers AGGRESSION Reunite On Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour

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

Aggression - Canadian CHUD Invasion Tour - promo flyer - Summer 2015

Song Stream – Rotten By Torture:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP4MYLJXHvo

Founding Member /Bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay Rejoins

Recently celebrating their 30 year anniversary tour earlier this March on their ‘Forsaken East Coast Survival US Tour’, AGGRESSION have re-kindled their fire and hitting the road once again with not just founding member / guitarist Denis ‘Sasquatch’ Barthe who reformed the Canadian 80’s thrashers, but will have original bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay rejoin them for their ‘Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour’ that includes three festival appearances at Alberta’s Farmageddon Open Air in June along with BC’s Metallion Festival and Montreal’s Obscene Extreme Festival in August (all dates listed below).

“Seeing the new version of the band and having a chance to play one show with them already back in March, I had no other options than joining when the chance came up! The new members do a great job helping capture the essence of what Aggression is supposed to be. Seeing them perform brought me right back to the early days. Of course it is nice to be reunited with Denis “Sasquatch” Barthe too!” – comments bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay.

‘Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour’ 

June 5 – Vancouver, BC – Wise Hall & Lounge –  Event Details here.

June 6 – Victoria, BC – The Cambie – Event Details here.

June 12 –  Calgary, AB – Overtime Sports Bar – Event Details here.

June 14- Ryley, AB – Farmageddon Open Air Festival – Event Details here.

August 14 – Vanderhoof, BC – Metallion Festival – Event Details here.

August 20 – Quebec City, QC – Bar La Source De La Martiniere

August 21 –  Montreal, QC – Obscene Extreme America Festival – Event Details here.

August 22 – Jonquiere, QC – Le 4 Barils – Event Details here.

August 23 – Trois-Rivieres, QC – Rock Cafe Le Stage

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About AGGRESSION:

Formed in 1985 under the original moniker “Asylum” to be later changed to AGGRESSION, the speed metallers unleashed their 1986 demo “Forgotten Skeleton”, (which saw an album release in 2005) and their debut full length “The Full Treatment” in 1987, which lead them to become one of the most popular bands to rise out of the Quebec and Canadian metal scene. With their manager at the time (Johnny Hart), AGGRESSION quickly became a household name with their concerts sold out everywhere and a fan base that grew from hundreds to thousands in no time.

Other bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Hallow’s Eve, Destruction and others all wanted to see the beast for themselves during tour stops in Montreal. Playing numerous concerts with bands such as Anvil, Celtic Frost, Voïvod, Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Possessed, Dark Angel, Crumbsuckers, Sacrifice and others, AGGRESSION decided to call it quits in 1989 due to external influences.

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Discography:

*band line up for recordings was Denis Sasquatch Barthe (guitar and backup vocals), Botcher (vocals), Burn (guitar), Dug (bass) and Gate (drums and backup vocals).

*1985 – *4 track demo

*1986 – *Live (14 track live album)

*1986  -* 4 Track demo

*1986 – Forgotten Skeleton (originally recorded in 1986 and later released in 2004)

1987 – The Full Treatment (full length) – band lineup for The Full Treatment was Denis Sasquatch Barthe (guitar and backup vocals), Cactus Pete (vocals) Dug (bass and backup vocals) and Gate (drums and backup vocals)

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For more info on Aggression, please visit the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/AGGRESSION85

https://twitter.com/Aggression85

http://www.reverbnation.com/aggression85

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Source:

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www.ashermediarelations.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AGGRESSION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

Stone.

JAG PANZER “The Age Of Mastery” Expanded Edition CD Out On June 30th, 2015, via Skol Records

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

Jag Panzer - The Age Of Mastery - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #063015JPMOSR

Jag Panzer “The Age Of Mastery” expanded edition CD out on June 30, 2015, on Skol Records. Limited to 1000 copies only!

Pre-order (Europe): http://bit.ly/JagPanzerPREORDER

First official CD reissue since 1998. Expanded edition incl. thick booklet with all lyrics, lot of previously unseen pictures and new liner notes written by Mark Briody & Harry Conklin. Limited to only 1000 copies. One of the best Heavy Metal albums of the ’90s, incl. ultimate classics such as “Iron Eagle” and “Chain Of Command”!

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Skol Records - classic logo - BW - #2015SRMO

Source: Skol Records Facebook

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JAG PANZER.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 26th… From THE ANIMALS To SCORPIONS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Best Of The Animals - promo album cover pic - 1966- #0526MOEB

On May 26th, 1966 The Best of the Animals entered the United States album charts. This album would peak at #6 and stay on the charts for an impressive 113 weeks. Long live the legacy of The Animals!

Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1973 - #01TEWGMO1

On May 26th, 1973 The Edgar Winter Group hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hard rockin’ instrumental: Frankenstein. Hell and yeah! This grand song is featured on the third studio album from The Edgar Winter Group, released in 1972: They Only Come Out At Night. Whoa!

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1973 - #4DPMOSIG

On May 26th, 1973 – The super legendary Deep Purple released their iconic hit single: Smoke on the Water. This amazing song went on to peak at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the sixth studio album from Deep Purple, released in 1972: Machine Head. Long live Deep Purple!

Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1984 - #250526SMO

On May 26th, 1984Scorpions hit #25 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their Heavy Metal classic: Rock You Like a Hurricane. This enormously popular song is featured on the ninth studio album from Scorpions, released in 1984: Love At First Sting. Long live Scorpions!

Aerosmith's Greatest Hits large promo album pic!

On May 26th, 2015 Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits is ranked at #168, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This must-own compilation of Aerosmith classics has spent 47 non-consecutive weeks on this chart. Long live Aerosmith!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 24th… From The Who To Metallica

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Who - Pinball Wizard - 45rpm - promo pic - 1969 - #0524TWMO

On May 24th, 1969The Who peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit: Pinball Wizard. This marked the fourth top forty single for The Who, in the United States. Whoa! The Who forever! Yeah!

Van Halen "Van Halen" large promo album pic!

On May 24th, 1978 – The Van Halen self-titled debut album was certified Gold by the RIAA. This incredible album went on to sell 10 million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Whoa, man! Long live Van Halen!

Guns N Roses - Classic Logo - #551966GNR

On May 24th, 1991Guns N’ Roses began their Use Your Illusion Tour at the Alpine Valley Music Theater, in East Troy, Wisconsin. This GNR tour went on until July of 1993. Um, who cares? I sure don’t.

The Osbournes - promo tv show banner - #77TOMOOO05

On May 24th, 2005Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne put their Beverly Hills home up for sale. This was the same home featured on their hit reality television show: The Osbournes. Who eventually purchased this famous and very expensive house? None other than Pop star Christina Aguilera. In other words, who cares.

Incubus - Trust Fall (Side A) EP promo cover pic - 2015 - #01IMO0512

On May 24th, 2015 – The newly released EP from California’s INCUBUS debuts at #1, on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart. Whoa, again!

Metallica - Master Of Puppets - 1986 - #860303MMOCB

On May 24th, 2015Metallica Master Of Puppets is ranked at #149, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This amazing album has spent 83 non-consecutive weeks on this chart, peaking at #29. Master Of Puppets is the third studio album from Metallica, released back in 1986. I love this Metallica album… just as much as I love to breathe. Metal be thy name! – Stone

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

DEIVOS “Theodicy” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Deivos - Theodicy - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #DMMO

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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On February 15th, 2015, Poland’s DEIVOS released their fourth studio album of Death Metal savagery, via Selfmadegod Records. The album is Theodicy and it’s 6 songs that are damn decent to listen to. Guttural vocals, heavy-duty grooves and melodic guitars (yes, melodic) are showcased in a very big way by DEIVOS; with also an impressive nod to some splendid Speed Metal on the axes too.

The drumming and percussions are so good to listen to that it’s downright supernatural. I have the drummer’s name as Wizun and he is a sonic blast of fireworks behind the kit! This is drumming that sets DEIVOS apart from many other Death Metal bands, with fills aplenty and entertaining as hell. Please note, I’m not talking about copious noise and drumming that is so fast you cannot follow the beats.

Deivos - promo band pic - 2015 - #052315DMO

Vocalist Hubert is a monster treat to listen to and an obvious student of old-school Death Metal. Each song has its own identity; no song on this album falls victim to its own chaos or redundancy, there is songwriting of substance here on Theodicy, my Metal brethren! Originating back in 1997, with lineup changes along the way, DEIVOS has impressively planted themselves within the tier of Death Metal bands that are to be taken serious; for both perseverance and talent, in my Metal opinion. In other Metal words, DEIVOS is no overnight sensation of a Death Metal band.

Overall, this is a very, very strong release from DEIVOS, from beginning to end. DEIVOS truly has kicked my Death Metal loving ass with this album. The album cover artwork is a work of Metal beauty; this is the stuff I want to visually take in. Death Metal and Black Metal fans should be on the lookout for this DEIVOS album. Support DEIVOS and buy Theodicy. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Theodicy – Track Listing:

1. Theodicy, 2. El Shaddai, 3. Ochlocracy, 4. Mandatory Mayhem, 5. Amor Sui, 6. Parasite

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* For more info:

https://www.facebook.com/Deivos

http://www.selfmadegod.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/SelfmadegodRecords

http://www.facebook.com/selfmadegod

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEIVOS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 23rd… From Misery Index To Hinder

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

Misery Index - The Killing Gods - promo cover pic

On May 23rd, 2014 – Baltimore, Maryland’s MISERY INDEX released their fifth studio album, via Season Of Mist: The Killing Gods. Long live MISERY INDEX!

Unisonic - For The Kingdom - promo EP cover pic - #2014UMOKHMK

On May 23rd, 2014 – Germany’s Metal supergroup, UNISONIC, released their EP: For The Kingdom. This 6 song EP features 4 live tracks and 2 studio tracks. Whoa!

Hinder - When The Smoke Clears - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #05MOH

Hinder - Marshal Dutton - live promo pic - Hinder Facebook - March 15 - 2015

Above: Marshal Dutton – lead singer/musician of HINDER. Photo from HINDER Facebook.

On May 23rd, 2015 – The fifth studio album from HINDER, When The Smoke Clears, is ranked at #75, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This is the debut week for this HINDER album as well. When The Smoke Clears is the first studio album to feature new vocalist Marshal Dutton; who is also a long-time co-songwriter and producer for HINDER.

Black Sabbath Vol 4 - promo album cover pic - #1972MOBS

On May 23rd, 2015Black Sabbath Vol. 4 is ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This studio album was originally released back in 1972.

Otep - The Ascension - promo album cover pic - #052315MOOM

On May 23rd, 2015 – The third studio album from OTEP, The Ascension, is ranked at #70, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 21st…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Def Leppard - Classic Band Logo - 2013

Def Leppard - Photograph - promo 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1983PC

On May 21st, 1983 – The hit single, Photograph, from Def Leppard, was ranked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This single is featured on the third (multi-million selling) studio album from Def Leppard: Pyromania. If you don’t own Pyromania, you are an ABBA fan. Long live Def Leppard!

White Lion - Wait - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1988 - #33MOWL

On May 21st, 1988 – The hit single, Wait, from White Lion, was ranked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This single is featured on the second studio album from White Lion: Pride.

Black Sabbath - Paranoid - promo cover pic - #BS667

On May 21st, 2015Black Sabbath has their second studio album, Paranoid, ranked at #12 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa! This iconic studio album was originally released back in September of 1970; we’re talking 45 years ago! I was only 4 years and 4 months old when this album hit the shelves! If you don’t own Paranoid, you obviously watch and are a fan of Little House On The Prairie. Hail Black Sabbath!

Veil Of Maya - Matriarch - promo album cover pic - 2015

On May 21st, 2015Veil Of Maya’s new studio album, Matriarch, debuts at #58 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Matriarch also debuts at #2 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart! Hell and yeah! Long live Veil Of Maya!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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