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On This Day In METAL History – October 28th… From HORROR MOVIES To BORN OF OSIRIS

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, horror movies, Metal, movies, science fiction with tags , , , , on October 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Possession - promo movie poster - 1983 - #MO6633MNSS

On October 28th, 1983 – The Horror film POSSESSION (1981 film) opened at the Rivoli and other theaters in New York City. This B flick stars Isabelle AdjaniSam Neil (of Jurassic Park fame) and Heinz BennentPossession was written and directed by Andrzej Zulawski.

Stargate - promo movie poster pic - #MOSSNM9940337OT

On October 28th, 1994 – The Science-Fiction film STARGATE was released to wide-screen theaters in the USA. This film stars the legendary Kurt Russell and James Spader. I absolutely love this movie! I recommend STARGATE tremendously! This movie is not difficult to find; I am now in the mood to watch it again!

If you are addicted to the Ancient Aliens series that is currently airing on the History Channel, you’ll fall head over heals for STARGATE! By the way, I once met James Spader at a wedding I attended in Long Island, New York. This chance encounter took place back in the 90’s. Pretty cool, huh?

Saw II - promo movie poster pic - #MO77744993300

On October 28th, 2005 – The super gory and horrific SAW II was released to wide-screen theaters in the USA, via Lions Gate Films. SAW II was directed by the great Darren Bousman.

Born Of Osiris - Soul Sphere - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MO990303

On October 28th, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Soul Sphere, from Chicago’s BORN OF OSIRIS is at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Holy shit and yeah! This album is scathingly extreme and whoa! Soul Sphere receives the Metal Odyssey Seal Of Extreme Metal Approval. My eardrums are truthfully scarred from this album and Metal Be Thy Name!


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Festival Welcomes The Additions Of King Diamond, Exodus, Incantation & More; Second Venue Added + Single-Day Tickets On Sale NOW

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on August 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Philip H Anselmos Housecore Horror Festival III - promo flyer - November - 2015 - #6633MMGMSASOTWA6

This November, Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before, boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what’s morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year!

Already stacked with a crushing bill that includes Agoraphobic Nosebleed performing their second show ever, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin doing a live score of George Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead, Superjoint, Eyehategod, Nails, Crowbar, Dropdead, Autopsy, Poison Idea and so many others, the gatekeepers of Housecore Horror Fest today welcome the additions of thrash metal icons, Exodus, veteran death metal legion, Incantation, apocalyptic hardcore punk unit, Gasmiasma, atmospheric drone doom duo, Muscle And Marrow and theatrical heavy metal legend King Diamond; whose performance will feature 1987 quintessential second full-length, Abigail, in its harrowing entirety! As an added bonus, Gwar’s fabled Sleazy P. Martini will also be attending the annual gathering as a special guest!

And the awesome won’t stop there. The fest has expanded the range of its grotesqueries, with a second stage located just steps away from the Aztec Theater. The Korova, at 107 E. Martin St. in San Antonio, will play host to even MORE bands throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional band announcements for The Korova in the coming weeks.

Comments Anselmo: “I am beyond excited to announce that the mighty King Diamond will be attacking the house on Friday the 13th, at the Housecore Horror Festival. All hail the King.”

Adds Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor, who’s shaping this year’s HHF lineup alongside Anselmo: “It’s been a lot of fun piecing together this lineup with Philip. It’s gonna be a wild one, so get your tickets while you still can!”

You can also watch Anselmo’s video announcements at THIS LOCATION.

Housecore Horror Festival Day-To-Day Lineup:

Aztec Theater
King Diamond *
Exodus *
Child Bite

Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Corrosion Of Conformity
Negative Approach
Poison Idea
Cripple Bastards
Gasmiasma *

Goblin (Dawn Of The Dead live score)
Incantation *
Author And Punisher
Muscle And Marrow *
*newly added!

Besides showcasing the best in extreme metal, the festival will screen film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and late festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell. Horror filmmakers are also encouraged to submit their films and winners will be selected in various categories and given the coveted Rot-Scar Award. And yes, Anselmo does watch them all. For rules and deadlines visit:

Single-day passes are on sale today. Don’t sleep on this. They will sell out!

Order yours at:

Additional bands, films and special guests to be announced in the near future. Until then, suffer.


Source: Earsplit PR

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KING DIAMOND – Announces “Abigail In Concert 2015” Tour With Support From EXODUS

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

King Diamond - Abigail In Concert - Tour Flyer - 2015 - #3366KDMMGMSASHS

KING DIAMOND will be back on tour soon for an extra special event for fans – one not to be missed. As part of the set, the band will be performing the classic 1987 album Abigail in its entirety! The tour will begin on October 29th and runs through December 5th, with legendary bay area Thrash Metal band Exodus as the opening act, The full list of confirmed dates is below. The general on sale for tickets begins Friday, August 7th at 10am EST.

10/29/2015 The Fillmore – Denver, CO
10/31/2015 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/02/2015 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
11/05/2015 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
11/08/2015 The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
11/09/2015 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/13/2015 The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
11/15/2015 The Civic Auditorium – New Orleans, LA
11/16/2015 The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
11/21/2015 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
11/24/2015 Orpheum – Boston, MA
11/25/2015 The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
11/27/2015 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
11/28/2015 The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
11/30/2015 Myth – Minneapolis, MN
12/02/2015 Club Brady – Tulsa, OK
12/04/2015 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
12/05/2015 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

King Diamond - Dreams Of Horror - promo cover pic - 2014 - #AL77711

Upon its release in November 2014, KING DIAMOND‘s Dreams Of Horror reached #28 on the Billboard Hard Music Charts. This is the only “best of” album covering the band’s entire career. KING DIAMOND and Andy La Rocque meticulously mastered and enhanced these 23 songs into the ultimate editions, chosen by the band from both the Roadrunner and Metal Blade catalogs. Listen to “The Puppet Master” from disc 2 of Dreams Of Horror and order your copy now at


Source: Earsplit PR

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Posted in horror, Music, punk, Punk rock, rock music with tags , , , on May 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Fiend Mask - promo flyer - 2015 - #05MMOJO1339

From MISFITS Facebook:

MISFITS ‘FIEND’ MASK COMING SOON FROM TRICK OR TREAT STUDIOS! The first-ever officially licensed Misfits “Fiend” latex mask, complete with old school black fabric hood attached, is coming soon from Trick or Treat Studios! Shipping in July, look for the official Misfits “Fiend” masks available in stores & online worldwide starting this summer.





On This Day In METAL History – March 13th… Horror Movie Special Edition!

Posted in horror, horror movies, movies with tags , , , , , on March 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Fun House - promo poster pic - 1981 - #810313MO

On March 13th, 1981The Fun House was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. The legendary Tobe Hooper was the director for this horror film and Lawrence Block was the writer. I remember watching this movie quite a few times on HBO, back in the day, during an era when the R rated movies were only shown after ten o’clock at night. This creepy film shows why you should not stay overnight at a traveling carnival. Whoa!

Higway To Hell - promo movie poster pic - 1992 - #0313HTHMO

On March 13th, 1992Highway To Hell was released to wide-screen theaters, via Hemdale. A young American couple are warned not to sleep after the second tree on a certain back road, while traveling to Las Vegas to get married. After fueling up their car and falling asleep, (the girlfriend) Rachel gets arrested by a Hellcop and (the boyfriend) Charlie now has to go to hell to rescue his fiancé.

I love the AC/DC title to this movie and its subtitle Where The Toll Is You Soul is classic! This film was directed by Ate de Jong.

The Last House On The Left - promo movie poster - 2009 - #0313TLHOTLMO

On March 13th, 2009 – The super scary thriller, The Last House On The Left, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Rogue Pictures. The iconic Wes Craven directed and produced the original version of this movie, back in 1972. Wes Craven returned to produce this remake with Sean Cunningham. This film took in over 45 million (U.S. dollars) at the box office. I suppose if a house looks creepy enough, don’t go near it. ‘Nuff said.

It Follows - promo movie poster pic - 2015 - #0313IFMO

On March 13th, 2015It Follows is released to wide-screen theaters. Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, this horror film centers around a 19-year-old girl named Jay and the terrifying situation she finds herself in, after a sexual encounter with another teenage boy. Apparently a supernatural force follows her every step since her sexual encounter and this same evil force can be passed along to another person, via a sexual situation. This movie is obviously pretty darn sexual? Metal be thy name, I’m confused.






On This Day In METAL History – January 6th…

Posted in horror, horror movies, movies, paranormal with tags , , , , on January 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Devil Inside - promo movie poster pic - Horror - #2012 - 0206TDI

I always state that Horror and Paranormal movies are Metal. I cannot help feeling that way. The Devil Inside is no different, being a Horror movie that was promoted with posters that can rival many evil Metal album covers, both past and present. The Devil Inside was released on January 6th, 2012, via Paramount Pictures.

Just looking at the demonic nun on the top movie poster is like opening a jar of evil whoop-ass! This movie poster has Black Metal imagery screaming from every crevice! The Devil Inside movie poster below is almost just as abominable to look at; I feel the imagery portrays both Black Metal and Death Metal. Do you feel the same way?

The Devil Inside - Horror movie poster pic - #2012 - 0206DI

Based on a true story, The Devil Inside is about Maria Rossi; a confessed killer of three people. Maria Rossi has been locked up for twenty years, inside a hospital for the criminally insane, located in Italy. Her daughter Isabella seeks to find the truth about her mother’s murderous night. Isabella asks two Exorcists to help her mother overcome evil possession. Then… well… they all find out that four pissed-off demons are possessing Isabella’s mother, Maria Rossi. Whoa and unholy crap!

The Devil Inside was written and directed by William Brent Bell and stars Suzan Crowley as Maria Rossi and Fernanda Andrade as Isabella.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




On This Day In METAL History – November 12th – From “Creepshow” To Queen

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, horror, music news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Queen - Somebody To Love - promo single sleeve pic - #1976FM

On November 12th, 1976Queen released Somebody to Love, the first single off of their fifth studio album: A Day at the Races. The song would reach #2 on the U.K. Singles Chart and #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in America. Above photo: cover sleeve artwork for the 7″ single/45 rpm.

The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks - promo cover pic - #1977SV

On this day in 1977 – With their debut album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols, The Sex Pistols reached #1 on the U.K. Albums Chart for the first and only time. As the only studio album ever released by this legendary band, its influence on Heavy Metal became evident in later years, with Motörhead and Anthrax covering God Save The Queen and Megadeth covering Anarchy In The UK.

Creepshow - promo movie poster - November - 12 - 1982 - #667SK

On November 12th, 1982 – The Horror/Dark Comedy film, Creepshow, was released in U.S. theaters. With a brilliant screenplay by Stephen King and legendary directing from George A. Romero, Creepshow has earned status as a timeless Horror classic, in my Metal opinion. Creepshow consists of five short stories; each a gem in their own right.

Creepshow featured some famously talented actors of the day: Hal HolbrookAdrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, (the late) Leslie Nielsen, (the late) Carrie Nye, (the late) E. G. Marshall and of course, Ted Danson of Cheers fame. Stephen King is also the only actor, in one of the five short stories: The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill. Trust me, Stephen King puts on a grand performance, giving his Jordy Verrill character both a hilarious and somber persona. I highly recommend Creepshow to all who love Horror and Dark Comedy.

Man, I remember going to the theater to see this film with a cool Metal buddy named Jaime, back in 1982; our walk back home was at night, thus we were spooked pretty damn good! I just rented Creepshow a couple of weeks ago and watched it with my wife and daughter; it was their first time watching this movie and they were super-spooked by it all! Good times. Creepshow is… Metal!

Kiss - Kiss Rocks Vegas - #2014 - November - ES

On this day in KISSTORY – November 12th, 2014 – KISS Rocks Vegas Show #4 is tonight, at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Metal be thy name!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

David Ellefson - Bass Magazine - promo cover - April - 2012 - #101


Born on November 12th, 1964 was David Ellefson. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, David! Hell-yeah and whoa! David Ellefson is the world-famous bassist and co-founding member for the legendary Megadeth. David Ellefson also played bass on the 2004 Soulfly album: Prophecy. David also released his autobiography, My Life With Deth, on October 29th, 2013.

David Ellefson - My Life With Deth - promo autobiography  book cover - 2014 - #101


Stone - 2011 Photo #1





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