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TYGERS OF PAN TANG – “Tygers Sessions: The First Wave” Album Cover Art And “Gangland” Promo Music Clip Revealed!

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

Tygers Of Pan Tang - Tygers Sessions - The First Wave - promo cover pic - #2015TOPPMO

Above album cover artwork by Italian illustrator: Roberto Toderico.

New Tygers Of Pan Tang promo clip: “Gangland” – taken from the forthcoming CD album “Tygers Sessions: The First Wave” – coming soon on Skol Records! PLEASE SHARE!

Tygers Of Pan Tang - classic band logo - #2015TOPPMO1

Robb Weir – guitars

Jacopo Meille – vocals

Micky Crystal – guitars

Gav Gray – bass

Craig Ellis – drums & percussion

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Sources:

Skol Records - classic logo - BW - #2015SRMO

Facebook: Skol Records

Facebook: Tygers Of Pan Tang

Website: www.tygersofpantang.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TYGERS OF PAN TANG.

LONG LIVE SKOL RECORDS.

LONG LIVE TRUE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE UK.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

Find Out How To Win A HELLION Hoodie…

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Hellion - classic band logo - #2015ABH

From: Hellion Headquarters

Hi!

Who wants a to win a HELLION HOODIE?  Just go to Hellion’s Facebook page and post a picture of yourself with a member of Hellion, or of yourself wearing a Hellion t-shirt.  We will pick the winner on January 31st.

Good Luck!

Hellion

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HELLION NEWS! NEW VIDEO & MORE!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Hellion - classic band logo - #2015ABH

HELLION SINGER, ANN BOLEYN, EXPLAINS HER MYSTERIOUS ABSENCE FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND REVEALS FIRST OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO FROM NEW “KARMAS A BITCH” CD

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Ann Boleyn, powerhouse vocalist for L.A. female-fronted Metal act, HELLION, speaking to Eric Thompson in the current issue of Sweden Rock Magazine, explains the reasons for her mysterious disappearance from the music industry in the mid-2000s.

“My absence from the music industry was not voluntary,” said Ann Boleyn.  “I was forced to flee because of problems with three stalkers.” One of the stalkers, a former financial advisor for HELLION, pled guilty to felony charges in 2003, and served time in prison.

“The District Attorney issued restraining orders to keep them away from me.  The police could not protect me so I was forced to change my lifestyle and had to avoid places where I usually would go.  Even my friends were threatened by these stalkers.”

Ann Boleyn re-emerged in DÉTENTE in 2007, replacing legendary thrash singer, Dawn Crosby, who died of liver failure.

Shortly after leaving DÉTENTE, Boleyn became depressed following the death of Ronnie James Dio, in 2010.  Dio had produced HELLION.

“I was approached by a Japanese promoter to front an all-star tribute.  They wanted me to record a tribute album to Ronnie and to tour in Japan and possibly South America.  I had never been offered so much money for any music project, but I could not agree to it because I felt like I would have been profiting from Ronnie’s death.”

In 2014, Boleyn enlisted drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, UFO, QUEENSRYCHE), keyboard player Scott Warren (HEAVEN & HELL, DIO, TYPE-O NEGATIVE), bassist Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TONY MCALPINE), and up and coming shred guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle to record and tour for the first time in nearly a decade.  Georg Dolivo (RHINO BUCKET) also appeared as a special guest rhythm guitarist on HELLION’S recent North American tour.  Bassist Greg Smith (ALICE COOPER, RAINBOW, TED NUGENT) filled in for Englen on the recent tour due to a schedule conflict.

Hellion - Karma's A Bitch - promo EP cover pic - 2014

Above cover art by Woven Claws.

In October HELLION released their first CD of new music in a decade.  Hellion’s new CD, Karma’s A Bitch, was produced by legendary British studio icon Ken Scott, who produced iconic albums, including DAVID BOWIE‘s “Hunky Dory”, “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”, “Aladdin Sane” and “Pinups,” along with Simon Wright and Ann Boleyn.

HELLION has revealed their first official lyric video from their new “Karma’s A Bitch” CD.  The new video may be found here.

BETRAYER – Official Video:

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Source: New Renaissance Entertainment

* For more info on HELLION:

www.hellion.us

https://www.facebook.com/Hellion.Official

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

URIAH HEEP – Australia Tour Dates Announced For March 2015

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Uriah Heep - Australia March Tour Promo Flyer - #2015

The legendary URIAH HEEP will be touring Australia, this coming March! Check out the tour flyer above for dates, cities and venues.

Uriah Heep - Outsider - promo album cover pic - #2014MB

URIAH HEEP released their 24th studio album, Outsider, via Frontiers Records, in mid 2014. Check it out, cause it ROCKS like hell!

For more info on URIAH HEEP:

http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/index.php

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Cover art for the Outsider album by Igor Morski.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE URIAH HEEP.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 5th…

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Alice Cooper - Whiskey a go go - 1969 promo flyer - #69RP

On January 5th, 1969 – During Led Zeppelin’s first North American tour, they played the last of a four night stand at the Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, California. Alice Cooper (band) was the supporting act. At this point in time, Led Zeppelin were billed as: Led Zeppelin Featuring Jimmy Page, Formerly Of The Yardbirds. Whoa!

Sex Pistols - First US Tour - promo flyer - Never Mind The Bollocks

On this day in 1978 – The Sex Pistols made their North American concert debut at the Great Southeast Music Hall, in Atlanta, Georgia. There was an estimated attendance of 500 people.

Iron Maiden - Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter - special edition - promo cover pic - #1991BDSH

On January 5th, 1991 – The great IRON MAIDEN reached #1 on the UK singles chart with: Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter. This song is featured on IRON MAIDEN’s astounding 1991 studio album: No Prayer For The Dying.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

ENFORCER “From Beyond” – New Studio Album Cover Art And Details

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Enforcer - From Beyond - promo album cover pic - #2015E

Swedish Heavy Metal act ENFORCER has finished the recordings of their upcoming new album, called From Beyond. This fourth ENFORCER record will contain ten new songs, produced, mixed and mastered by the band on their own.

The album will be out on February 27th (EU), March 2nd (UK) and March 10th (US) of 2015. Pre-sales start today.

Vocalist and guitar player Olof Wikstrand comments: “From Beyond is faster, heavier, louder, darker and more vicious all at the same time without losing a tiny bit of what ENFORCER stand for. A fist in the face of all current trends and a stake through the throat of modernity. Total metal!”

From Beyond will be released on a limited edition digipak, as well as on vinyl in different colors.

 From Beyond – Track List:

  1. Destroyer
  2. Undying Evil
  3. From Beyond
  4. One With Fire
  5. Below The Slumber
  6. Hungry They Will Come
  7. The Banshee
  8. Farewell
  9. Hell Will Follow
  10. Mask Of Red Death

Pre-order From Beyond here: http://smarturl.it/EnforcerFromBeyond

Every sound wave you hear on From Beyond is 100% ENFORCER!

* For more info on ENFORCER:

www.enforcer.se

www.nuclearblast.de/enforcer

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(Source: Enforcer Facebook)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ENFORCER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

METAL ODYSSEY’S TOP TEN METAL ALBUMS OF 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Odysseys Top Ten Metal Album Of 2014 - promo block - #2014MO

Metal Odyssey’s Top Ten Metal Albums Of 2014: The Metal album releases during 2014 were abundant and fun to chase down and listen to. As with previous years, I’ve compiled a best of list for Metal albums; only this year it is a Top 10 instead of the annual Top 20. I finally decided to give myself a year off from trying to decide if a #15 Metal album was any better than a #16 Metal album. You know?

A Top 10  this year just seems so right and hopefully one or some of your favorite Metal bands/albums are featured below. These 10 Metal albums gave me the most Metal joy during 2014, standing out from the rest and I cannot be more honest than that. They’re the crème de la crème of 2014 Metal albums for my Metal soul. Of course, I highly and 100% recommend these Top Ten Metal Albums below! Thank you for visiting and supporting Metal Odyssey! Thank you to ALL the bands below for existing! Happy Metal New Year and Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

Phantom 13 - Out For Blood - promo cover pic - 2014

#10

PHANTOM 13 – OUT FOR BLOOD

PHANTOM 13 fuse Horror Punk and Horror Metal with impeccable style and sound on Out For Blood. Hail PHANTOM 13 and Ohio’s Metal underground!

You can read my full album review for Out For Blood by clicking that fabulous link below. Whoa!

PHANTOM 13 “Out For Blood” – An Album Of Horror Punk/Shock Rock Whoop-Ass!

The above link is for an original Metal Odyssey post from October 13th, 2014.

Laika - Somnia - promo cover pic - 2014

#9

LAIKA – SOMNIA

Canada’s Metal underground is potent and one reason why is: LAIKA. This brilliant band has bestowed upon my Metal soul a non-stop sonic assault of 100% ass kicking Melodic Death Metal. Whoa.

Kreyskull - Tower Witch - promo album cover pic

#8

KREYSKULL – TOWER WITCH

Definitely the most intriguing Metal album that I savored in 2014. KREYSKULL combine clean vocals with a Classic Rock meets Heavy Metal methodology and I’m digging it immensely! This album is so good, I wanna bawl with tears of Metal joy.

Stormwarrior - Thunder & Steel - promo cover pic - 2014

#7

STORMWARRIOR – THUNDER & STEELE

STORMWARRIOR released a most memorable slab of Power Metal/Speed Metal with Thunder & Steele. An early release in 2014, I never let this CD stray too far from me all year. Read my complete album review for Thunder & Steele, by clicking that stunning link below. Whoa!

STORMWARRIOR “Thunder & Steel” – New Studio Album Is A Metal Triumph You Cannot Pass Over In 2014!

The above link is for an original Metal Odyssey post from January 8th, 2014.

Triptykon - Melana Chasmata - promo cover pic - 2014

#6

TRIPTYKON – MELANA CHASMATA

The rough translation for Melana Chasmata is  “black, deep depressions/valleys” and that is absolutely the Metal sound, vibes, mood and feel that I so cherish from this second full-length TRIPTYKON album. Vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and founding member Tom Gabriel Warrior is a Metal icon and rules the Metal underworld.

Electric Wizard - Time To Die - promo cover pic - 2014

#5

ELECTRIC WIZARD – TIME TO DIE

ELECTRIC WIZARD scares the Metal shit out of me and that’s what makes them so endearing to me. This evil album is Doom, Stoner and Horror that reveals the true identity of the world today… and that identity is not very kind towards humankind. ELECTRIC WIZARD have given me much Metal wisdom to ponder…

Hammerfall - Revolution - promo album cover pic - #2014HM

#4

HAMMERFALL – (r)Evolution

What is possibly the best HAMMERFALL album ever, I love everything this album has to offer: soaring and triumphant vocals, dazzling guitars, a booming rhythm section and eloquent keys. HAMMERFALL has never let me down. All Hail HAMMERFALL!!

Rigor Mortis - Slaves To The Grave - 2014 promo album cover - #2014 - #03MA

#3

RIGOR MORTIS – SLAVES TO THE GRAVE

Legends and pioneers of Speed Metal, RIGOR MORTIS have culminated their Metal legacy with Slaves To The Grave. The late Mike Scaccia (founding member, guitarist, songwriter) is an illustrious listen and vocalist Bruce Corbitt sings with brutal Metal fervor. Don’t pay any attention to this album being #3 and just know RIGOR MORTIS and Slaves To The Grave are American Metal treasures.

Metal Inquisitor - Ultima Ratio Regis - promo album cover pic - #2014 - #02M

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METAL INQUISITOR

ULTIMA RATIO REGIS

I find Germany’s METAL INQUISITOR to be a sensational Metal band. Period. This razor-sharp Metal band has written and plays Traditional Metal in exemplary fashion on Ultima Ratio Regis. Massacre Records have a Metal gem with this band.

Read my full album review for Ultima Ratio Regis, by clicking that terrific link below. Whoa!

METAL INQUISITOR “Ultima Ratio Regis” – A True Heavy Metal Album You MUST Own!

The above link is for an original Metal Odyssey post from February 2nd, 2014.

Sabaton - Heroes - promo album cover pic - #2014 - 1Metal

#1

SABATON – HEROES

One of the greatest Metal albums I’ve ever had the honor to listen to and enjoy is SABATON’s Heroes. I realize our world needs more heroes more today than I can remember in my lifetime. SABATON celebrates a history of our War Heroes, the free world’s war heroes at that. This, I believe, is a Power Metal album for the ages.

SABATON - Heroes - Amazon - #1 - 2014

Above: I am not alone, SABATON Heroes was a #1 Best Seller on Amazon.com during 2014!

The Ballad Of Bull chokes me up every time I listen to it. My fists get a workout as I pump them into the air when SABATON Heroes is  played. For me, vocalist Joakim Brodén has never sounded more powerful on vocals and the entire band are thoroughly at the top of their Metal game. This is victorious Metal with an undeniable passion for world freedom and I will cherish this SABATON album for the rest of my Metal life. Metal be thy name. God Bless Sweden and God Bless America. – Stone

Sabaton.band promoheader - 2014

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For more info on SABATON:

Facebook: Sabaton

Website: www.sabaton.net

Twitter: www.twitter.com/sabaton

MetalOdyssey

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LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, MIKE SCACCIA.

IN METAL, WE ALL STAND UNITED.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

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