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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

DAVID ELLEFSON

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

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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PHANTOM 13 “Out For Blood” Releasing On June 30th; Title Track Available For Download Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, horror, horror punk, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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

PHANTOM 13 – It is only fitting, that on Friday the 13th, Metal Odyssey passes along this grand news regarding Ohio’s greatest Horror Punk/Shock Rock band! The new Phantom 13 CD titled Out For Blood is set to be released on June 30th 2014 and the title track is available for download on Bandcamp now!! There’s no microscopic doubt in my Metal mind, that this new single from Phantom 13… 100% ROCKS!! Metal be thy name!! – Stone

Click below and crank up the single Out For Blood – plus BUY the single for (a) name your price, starting at just $1. WHOAAA!

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* For more info on PHANTOM 13:

Facebook: Phantom 13

Website: http://www.phantomthirteen.com

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LONG LIVE PHANTOM 13.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE HORROR PUNK.

Stone.

DAVE BROCKIE – aka Oderus Urungus, GWAR Founding Member, Vocalist And Artist, Passes Away At Age 50

Posted in art, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, horror, horror metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo: Dave Brockie – The Art Of David Brockie Facebook

Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, founding member, lead vocalist, songwriter and multi-talent for the world-famous Metal band GWAR, passed away at his residence in Richmond, Virginia, on March 23, 2014. Dave Brockie was also famously known as a successful artist: http://www.theartofdavebrockie.com/.

At the time this post was written, no cause of death had been confirmed. Dave Brockie’s untimely death has been confirmed by the band’s manager, Jack Flanagan.

GWAR are also signed to Metal Blade Records and have released 13 studio albums, going back to 1988′s Hell-o!. Along with their critically acclaimed albums, performances and live stage shows, GWAR’s fan following stretches across generations as well as globally.

Metal Odyssey extends the deepest condolences to the family, bandmates, friends and fans of Dave Brockie. His legendary contributions to the world of Metal Music and Horror imagery/art will forever be missed and never forgotten.

GWAR Website:

http://www.gwar.net

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Above Photo: Dave Brockie as Oderus Urungus

MetalOdyssey

DAVE BROCKIE

August 30, 1963 – March 23, 2014

Stone.

FROM HELL Presents Epic Horror Concept Album ‘Ascent From Hell’ – Featuring Metal Icons Paul Bostaph of Slayer, Damien Sisson of Death Angel and Steve Smyth of Nevermore, Testament, and Forbidden – To Be Released April 8th, 2014

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

From Hell - Ascent From Hell - promo cover pic - 2014 - #7317

“A corpse wakes up in Hell and finds out he cannot rest and must return to the land of the living to find his soul that still lives on inside the body of a priest and drag it back to Hell. When the moon turns red, you must walk with The Walking Dead.”

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Oakland, California – FROM HELL is a new horror concept heavy metal band. Their debut release on Scourge Records on April 8th, 2014 is called Ascent From Hell and it is as heavy as it is epic! FROM HELL is the brainchild of George Anderson aka Aleister Sinn, the live narrator of this horror story. This project began in 2007 after his previous band Down Factor with then drummer Ramon Ochoa, Brooks Rocco on guitar and Waylon Ford on bass broke-up. Interested in putting a different type of band together that was not involved in politics, George formed FROM HELL to tell horror stories in the vein of King Diamond. Every song is in some way linked to all of the other songs and when each album starts, they don’t stop until the very end.

After several line-up changes, during the recording of the first album, George enlisted some amazing players to record with him in FROM HELL. For this debut recording, metal icons Paul Bostaph from Slayer on drums, Steve Smyth from Nevermore on lead guitar and Damien Sisson from Death Angel on bass were recruited to make this record happen. This recording is diabolically epic, and heavy as Hell! Every song is different from the next, covering many genres of metal; from thrash metal and black metal to death metal and doom metal. This album is as dynamic as metal can be!

From Hell band promo photo med - 2014

Also participating in this recording is Phil Bennett of the iconic rock band Starship, playing piano on the track Dead Reckoning and a 22-piece choir, The Pacific Mozart Ensemble on four other tracks. Establishing new ground, this record has the first recorded blast beat by Paul Bostaph, orchestrated with shredding guitar solos from Steve Smyth and heavy melodic & syncopated bass by Damien Sisson.

Produced by George Anderson and Steve “Snake” Green, guitar player from Skinlab, a Century Media recording artist, this recording is a theatrical 70 minutes long with segues in between each song to give additional detail to this horror story. With songs like The Walking Dead, Soul Crusher, Nun With A Gun and Ascent From Hell, this record will take you on a heavy metal horror ride to Hell!

As one can imagine, with so many legendary players in its ranks, it is hard to schedule live performances. There is a CD Release/Listening Party and signing event scheduled for early April 2014 in Oakland, California. FROM HELL will tour the West Coast and select East Coast markets to support the release of Ascent From Hell in the summer and fall of 2014. FROM HELL’s show will include a few different guest performers and members of the band who play in other bands will perform as their touring and recording schedules allow.

Visit the band’s website www.fromhell.net or www.scourgerecords.com for more information and future tour dates.

FROM HELL – Ascent From Hell to be released Physically and Digitally worldwide on April 8th, 2014.

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

Damien Sisson & Stone - 2012

LONG LIVE FROM HELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE HORROR.

Stone.

MISFITS – On Tour Worldwide In 2014

Posted in horror, horror punk, Music, news, Punk rock, punk rock bands, punk rock music, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Devils Rain - promo banner - 2012 - #99

SEE The Misfits “DEA.D. ALIVE!” IN CONCERT NOW! The Devil’s Rain will pour down torrentially as the band strikes Mexico City, Buffalo NY, Canada, Brazil & Argentina March-April 2014. Plus NEW DATES JUST ANNOUNCED with the ‘Fits in France & the UK this June. Check out the list of confirmed dates below, OR visit the Tour section and look for more to be added in the coming weeks.

Misfits - World Tour - Dates - 2014 - #77201

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MISFITS:

Jerry Only – bass & vocals

Dez Cadena – guitars

Eric “Chupacabra” Arce – drums

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(Source: MISFITS RECORDS)

Misfits Records - turntable - logo - 2013

* For more info on MISFITS:

Facebook: Misfits

Website: http://misfits.com/

Misfits Records: http://misfitsrecords.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/themisfits

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE HORROR PUNK.

Stone.

GHOUL – Masked Mutants Of Creepsylvania To Release Hang Ten Via Tankcrimes; Band To Headline Night One Of Brainsqueeze Fest

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, horror metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ghoul - promo band pic - 2014 - #661194

In recognition of that holiest of holy days, Record Store Day, the masked mutants in GHOUL are releasing Hang Ten, a limited edition six-song (mostly) instrumental 10″ EP. Featuring guest vocals from Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan) as Henchman #1 and the inimitable R.A. MacLean (ex-Deadbolt) as Kreeg, alongside Digestor, Cremator, Fermentor, Dissector and The Moron Cavern-Shackled Choir.

Hang Ten was recorded by Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (birthing home of SplatterhashSplatterthrash and Transmission Zero), mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering and sports cover art by Sean Aaberg of Pork Magazine.

Surely an anomaly in GHOUL‘s catalog, the EP features songs written exclusively in their unique brand of surf metal the quartet has previously only dabbled in. Hang Ten picks up right whereTransmission Zero left off, relaying the tale of a Creepsylvania in tatters, and the terrible power struggle that ensues between two vicious motorcycle gangs. Noted Cambridge University musical anthropologist Dr. Mantle Bannister PhD had this to say about this odd assortment of tenebrous tunes: “Why, it’s quite remarkable. I’ve never heard the like. Is it surf? Not quite. Is it metal? Maybe. Is it jazz? No, that’s a stupid question, unfit for a real life noted musical anthropologist such as myself. It’s from Creepsylvania, you say? Ghastly country. Absolutely crawling with gypsies. Say, old chap, who let you in to my office?”

Ghoul - promo band pic - #1 - 2013

Hang Ten 10″ Track Listing:

1. The Midnight Ride of the Cannibals MC

2. Kreeg

3. Sidehackers

4. Hang Ten

5. Blood on the Street

6. It Was a Very Good Year

Hang Ten will be released on April 19, 2014 via Tankcrimes Records. Peep the artwork at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, GHOUL will headline the first night of this year’s edition of Brainsqueeze Fest. Set to take place April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli’s Mile High Club, which will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show, the mammoth event features more than a dozen acts including Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Negative Approach. Fucked Up and Cannabis Corpse as well as a gaggle of new Tankcrimes releases to be revealed in the coming weeks! Get your riot gear ready. For more info, point your browser HERE.

Further GHOULish missives to be unearthed in the coming days. Until then, wither.

Ghoul - large band logo - B&W - 2013

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on GHOUL:

Ghoul (Official)

http://www.creepsylvania.com

Tankcrimes - logo - B&W

http://www.tankcrimes.com

http://www.facebook.com/tankcrimes

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LONG LIVE GHOUL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GRAVE ROBBER – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII Pre-Fest Showcase

Posted in horror, horror punk, Metal, Music, news, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Grave Robber - promo live photo - 2013 - #6767

January 23, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is very excited to announce that Fort Wayne, Indiana’s premier Horror Punk band GRAVE ROBBER has gladly accepted the unenviable challenge of being the “show closer” and final performer for the Pre-Fest Showcase of the Warriors Of Metal Fest VII, which will take place at O’Shecky’s LIVE Bar & Grill on Thursday, June 26 in Columbus, Ohio.

Vocalist Wretched states:  “We are honored and excited to have been invited by Datis to play the Warriors Of Metal Pre-fest and our second time on the O’Shecky’s stage. As a theatrical horror punk band, we have always had utmost respect for all things metal and have always included touches of metal in our artistic vision of horror. In fact, similar to The Misfits, we have found that quite a large percentage of our fanbase are straight up metalheads who hate punk, but somehow find common ground with Grave Robber and love what we do. We are greatly looking forward to playing way too loud, way too fast, way too aggressive and making some friends and comrades in aggressive musical endeavors. Thank you again, Datis from the bottom of our reanimated, undead hearts. Be afraid, be very afraid!”

Believe the hype with the official music video for GRAVE ROBBER’s “Altered States,” now playing below:

* For more info on GRAVE ROBBER:

www.facebook.com/Graverobberpunk2

Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

Grave Robber - band logo - 2013 - small

(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

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LONG LIVE GRAVE ROBBER.

LONG LIVE HORROR PUNK.

Stone.

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