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HELL – STREAM THE NEW SINGLE “THE AGE OF NEFARIOUS”

Posted in Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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HELL stream the new single from their upcoming new record Curse And Chapter, entitled The Age Of Nefarious.

Enjoy the stream on the bands Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/HELLofficial/app_208195102528120

The Age Of Nefarious will be released October 25, 2013. Coming as a 10” Vinyl in several colored versions, it will include the single track plus three live songs recorded at the Bloodstock Festival, 2013.

The bands current incarnation with Andy Sneap (guitar) and David Bower (vocals) joining original members Kev Bower (guitar and keys), Tony Speakman (bass) and Tim Bowler (drums) will release the follow-up to their highly acclaimed debut Human Remains (2011) on November 22nd 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

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The track list of The Age Of Nefarious reads as follows:

Side A:

1. The Age Of Nefarious

Side B

1. On Earth As It Is In Hell (live)

2. Blasphemy And The Master (live)

3. The Oppressors (live)

Commented guitarist Kev Bower: “In a world dominated by conflict, disease, corruption, poverty, disaster and crime – much of which has religion at its source – this is truly the dawning of The Age Of Nefarious. The song was always going to be the perfect opener for the new Curse And Chapter album since it lays the foundation for everything which follows, but when we were approached by our friends at Nuclear Blast with the idea of producing a lead-off EP, we also decided that out of four possible EP album track candidates – this song should also be the one. It represents everything which HELL represents – it powers along in awe-inspiring majesty, but takes lots of unexpected twists and turns before reaching its inevitable conclusion. The artwork is once again the result of our collaboration with Dan Goldsworthy, and it shows just a tiny fraction of the artwork he has created for Curse And Chapter. With regard to the additional live tracks – where better to have recorded these than from the main stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2013 – the spiritual home of UK Metal, during one of the best shows we have ever played, and in front of 10,000 of the most dedicated Metal heads in the world. We are proud to be giving you a glimpse into the second Chapter……”

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And don’t miss HELL on tour this fall along with label mates CARCASS and Swedish Death institution AMON AMARTH, invading Europe on the following dates:

07.11. D Oberhausen – Turbinen Halle

08.11. NL Tilburg – O13

09.11. D Osnabrück – Hyde Park

10.11. B Brussels – AB Hall

12.11. UK Birmingham – Academy

13.11. UK Manchester – Academy

14.11. UK Glasgow – Barrowlands

15.11. UK Bristol – Academy

17.11. UK London – Forum

18.11. F Paris – Olympia

19.11. D Ludwigsburg – Arena

20.11. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

22.11. CH Zürich – Komplex

23.11. D München – Kesselhaus

24.11. I Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milano) – Live Club

27.11. D Berlin – Columbiahalle

28.11. D Leipzig – Haus Auensee

29.11. D Hamburg – Docks

01.12. N Oslo – Rockerfeller

03.12. S Gothenburg – Tradgarden

04.12. DK Copenhagen – Vega

06.12. S Malmö – Kulturbolaget

07.12. S Stockholm – Arenan

09.12. FIN Helsinki – Cable Factory

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For More Info On HELL:

Facebook: HELL

http://www.hell-metal.com/

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LONG LIVE HELL.

HELL KICKS 100% PURE METAL ASS.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

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A Very METAL Friday The 13th List… Check It Out, If YOU Dare!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Alright. Metal Odyssey hasn’t done a list in quite some time. What better time for a list, than on the very melancholy Friday the 13th? WARNING: This list contains LOTS of… METAL. This list has a theme and it’s not difficult to figure out; unless you’re an ABBA fan, that is.

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MEGADETH – THIRTEEN

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WEDNESDAY 13 – SPOOK & DESTROY

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ANVIL – THIS IS THIRTEEN

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THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES – HELIOPAUSE FLEETS 

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OVERKILL - KILLBOX 13

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BLACK SABBATH – 13

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WEDNESDAY 13 – CALLING ALL CORPSES

13 Candles - Happy Death Day - demo cover pic - 1993

13 CANDLES – HAPPY DEATH DAY (Demo)

13 Winters - Dark Palace Of Waterfalls - promo cover pic

13 WINTERS – DARK PALACE OF WATERFALLS

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Feel free to add your 13 cents to this list with a comment! Thank  you for spending some quality METAL time, on this Friday the 13th, with Metal Odyssey.

METAL BE THY NAME. 

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE CREEPINESS OF FRIDAY THE 13TH. 

Stone.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST To Unleash Chemistry Of Consciousness This October Via Relapse Records; Cover Art Revealed

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, punk metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Portland punk metal hellions, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, are pleased to unleash their most volatile offering to date. Titled Chemistry of Consciousness, the devious new full-length spews forth eleven tracks of revved up, road-raging bestial devastation. Chemistry Of Consciousness was recorded by the band, mixed with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at his own GodCity Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

Chemistry of Consciousness is the sound of Discharge on speed, Slayer with a punk rock chip on its shoulder, The Exploited on a Metallica overdose. It is the perfect marriage of punk angst and metal guitar hooks. If there’s one thing the punks and the heshers will agree on in 2013, it’s that TOXIC HOLOCAUST’s Chemistry of Consciousness is a rager of a record destined to top any worthwhile best of 2013 list. Recommended for devout followers of Municipal Waste, DRI, Sodom, Midnight, GBH etc.

Chemistry Of Consciousness will detonate in North America on October 29 (October 25 in Benelux/DE/Finland and October 28 in UK/World).

Further TOXIC happenings, including preorder packages and live takeovers, to be announced in the coming weeks.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On TOXIC HOLOCAUST:

http://www.toxicholocaust.com

Facebook: Toxic Holocaust

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LONG LIVE TOXIC HOLOCAUST.

Stone.

SKELETONWITCH – New Album “Serpents Unleashed” Due This October

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Free Download Of New Track Available Now; Behind-The-Scenes Studio Footage Posted

Currently celebrating ten years of blackened Metal, SKELETONWITCH are proud to unveil details about their most venomous release yet – Serpents Unleashed. Set for release in North America on October 29 (October 28 EU/UK, October 25 Germany), the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011′s critical-lauded, Billboard-charting Forever Abomination was recorded earlier this year at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Trap Them, High on Fire), who expertly channeled the band’s colossal live sound into eleven blasts of abominable, frosty fire. Serpents Unleashed features cover artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), who returns to the ‘WITCH fold for the first time since 2007′s Beyond The Permafrost.

Today, new track “Burned From Bone” — which the band debuted earlier this year during a headlining set at Pitchfork’s “Show No Mercy” showcase at South By Southwest — premiered on SiriusXM’s “Liquid Metal with Jose.” The song is available now as a free* download by texting SERPENTS to 24587. Behind-the-scenes studio footage of the band recording the track at GodCity can be view at: 

http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2013/08/13/skeletonwitch-new-album-serpents-unleashed-due-this-october-free-download-available-footage-posted/

Serpents Unleashed Track Listing:

1. Serpents Unleashed
2. Beneath Dead Leaves
3. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
4. From a Cloudless Sky
5. Burned From Bone
6. Unending, Everliving
7. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands
8. This Evil Embrace
9. Unwept
10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
11. More Cruel Than Weak

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Preorder Serpents Unleashed digitally via:

http://skeletonwitch.bandcamp.com

…or physically on CD, audio cassette, three different 180-gram LP variants (black, clear or red) and a limited-edition 7-inch collector’s box via http://www.skeletonwitch.com.

Also available for pre-order now is a new vinyl pressing of Beyond The Permafrost, which is back in print on 180-gram black vinyl as well as a new 180-gram clear vinyl variant. Purchase it here:

http://www.indiemerch.com/prostheticrecords/item/14179

Over the past decade, SKELETONWITCH has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with a who’s who of modern heavy metal in addition to leveling some of the genre’s largest festivals (Wacken, Graspop, Summer Breeze, Ozzfest, Tuska, Bloodstock), in the process gaining a dedicated legion of fans on both sides of the stage. The band recently completed a successful run of high-profile dates opening for Sweden’s Ghost B.C., a group they will again perform alongside this fall. Additional fall tour dates will be announced later this week.

SKELETONWITCH w/ Ghost B.C.

10/04/2013 Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI

10/07/2013 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

10/14/2013 Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN

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SKELETONWITCH:

Chance Garnette - Vocals

Nate “N8 Feet Under” Garnette – Guitar

Scott “Scunty D” Hedrick – Guitar

Evan “Loosh” Linger – Bass

Dustin Boltjes – Drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On SKELETONWITCH:

Facebook: Skeletonwitch

http://www.skeletonwitch.com

http://www.twitter.com/skeletonwitch

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PROSTHETIC RECORDS:

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LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

LONG LIVE OHIO METAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MEPHISTOPHELES – Tasmanian Technical Death Metal Artisans To Release New Full-Length Via Willowtip This Fall

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Tasmanian Technical Death Metal artisans MEPHISTOPHELES will unleash theirsecond full-length, and first for genre-bending, extreme metal imprint Willowtip Records, this Fall. Titled Sounds Of The End, the vicious, ten-track offering was recorded at Red Planet Studio with Jake Long, and boasts some of the band’s most devouringly complex, intricately arranged and plainly engaging compositions to date. Sounds Of The End includes cover art by Bill Dean (Psycroptic, Iciclan, Excarnated) and a layout provided by Cock And Ball Torture drummer Sascha Pahkle.

Comments Matthew “Chalky” Chalk of the outcome: “I’ve never been happier in any of my bands over the years than I have been in MEPHISTOPHELES. What we’ve put together is the freshest, most alive, most invigorating music I’ve ever been a part of and I cannot wait to show the world that Mephistopheles are here, we’ve got something new to say and we mean business!”

Melt your face off to the sounds of “The End of All Light” RIGHT HERE.

Sounds Of The End - Track Listing:

1.  Pariahs of the Universe

2.  Silver Doors

3.  Soldiers of the Endtime

4.  The End of All Light

5.  Battle of the Sea and Sky

6.  Those Whose Skin Was Gold

7.  The Great Orbs Beyond Our Skies

8.  Generation O

9.  A Dolmen Maker’s Lament

10.  The Siren of Eternity

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Featuring former members of Spawn of Possession, Psycroptic and Space Raven among others, MEPHISTOPHELES is a four-piece technical metal band from Hobart, Tasmania drawing inspiration from the likes of bands like Athiest, Deeds of Flesh, Opeth, Cynic, Deicide etc. Originally formed by four high school friends in 2004, MEPHISTOPHELES has always been focused on the creation of memorable but challenging music, infusing Black and Death Metal with occasional Jazz moments. The band has continually thrived on fashioning fresh sounds that purposely step well beyond conventional genre structures, but have also maintained a firm footing within traditional Death Metal realms.

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Sounds Of The End will be released in North America via Willowtip Records October 1, 2013. Preorder details and live assaults to be announced soon.

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Matthew “Chalky” Chalk – Vocals

Ben Lawless – Guitar/occasional Vocals

James “Blower” Excell – Bass

Sam Dowson – Drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On MEPHISTOPHELES:

Facebook: Mephistopheles

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Willowtip Records:

www.willowtip.com

http://willowtip.bandcamp.com

Facebook: Willowtip Records

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LONG LIVE MEPHISTOPHELES.

LONG LIVE WILLOWTIP RECORDS.

Stone.

Public Guilt – Baltimore-Based Eclectic Label Officially Closing Down

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Massive Clearance Sale Happening Now

After seven active years, from 2004 through 2011, and the last two spent on hiatus, Baltimore-based independent label Public Guilt is officially closing its doors this year. Public Guilt had a great run, having disbursed thirty-five unique and eclectic releases from some incredible artists including Aluk Todolo, Aun, The Psychic Paramount, Zu, Strotter Inst., Cream Abdul Babar, Destructo Swarmbots, Terminal Lovers, Darsombra, and many others.

While we’re sorry to see the label coming to an end, we’re also excited to announce that Public Guilt is selling off its back catalog and many distro items at super low prices, with CD’s starting at $1, 7″s starting at $1 and LP’s starting at $5. Help the label clear out some space and explore some unique artists while adding a few pieces to your collection now while the stock lasts!

Check out the full Public Guilt label discography HERE and scan the substantial list of killer on-sale titles RIGHT HERE.

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* For More Info On PUBLIC GUILT:

Facebook: Public Guilt

ttp://www.publicguilt.com

(Source: Earsplit PR)

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GOODBYE PUBLIC GUILT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST – Portland Punk Metal Perpetrators Announce August Live Assaults

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on July 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Portland Punk Metal perpetrators TOXIC HOLOCAUST will break their stage silence with a triad of Northwestern live assaults next month. Set to commence August 9, the band will terrorize Vancouver, Seattle and Portland.    

Proclaims TOXIC founder Joel Grind: “I’m really looking forward to these three shows in the Northwest! It’s been a while since we’ve stepped on stage at all and even longer since we’ve played the U.S. and Canada. We’re playing with some great bands and excited to play a few songs from the new record for everyone to check out.”

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST:

8/09/2013 Funky Winkerbeans – Vancouver, BC w/ Golers, Dungeons
8/10/2013 The Highline – Seattle, WA

8/11/2013 Branx – Portland, OR w/ Von, Ceremonial Castings, Panzergod, Usnea, Infernus

The live expedition comes in advance of the band’s forthcoming new full-length, Chemistry Of Consciousness. Delivering 12-tracks of punked out, bestial devastation, Chemistry Of Consciousness was recorded by the band, mixed with friend, Converge guitarist and renowned producer, Kurt Ballou at his own GodCity Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

Chemistry Of Consciousness is set to drop this Fall via Relapse Records. Further details – including cover art and track listing – to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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In the meantime, fans can still bludgeon their eardrums to the satiating sounds of From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction, the monolithic 22-track TOXIC anthology released earlier this year. Compiling over a decade’s worth of demos, and various comp and vinyl-only split appearances, From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction is a historic compilation of hostile bliss and a must own for any TOXIC HOLOCAUST completist. Order your copy HERE.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on TOXIC HOLOCAUST:

Facebook: Toxic Holocaust

http://www.toxicholocaust.com

http://toxicholocaust.bandcamp.com

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RELAPSE RECORDS:

www.relapse.com

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LONG LIVE TOXIC HOLOCAUST.

Stone.

BUTCHER BABIES – To Perform At Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare On October 26th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, horror metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the BUTCHER BABIES Facebook page:

We’re excited to announce we will be performing at the ULTIMATE HORROR experience this fall: the Great American Nightmare, curated by legendary horror director Rob Zombie, at the Pomona FEARplex on Saturday October 26th!

Tix are on sale now at http://www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com/.

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BUTCHER BABIES GOLIATH IS OUT NOW!

GOLIATH Released Via Century Media, On July 9th!

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BUTCHER BABIES:

Heidi Shepherd – Vocals

Carla Harvey – Vocals

Henry Flury – Guitar

Jason Klein – Bass

Chrissy Warner – Drums

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* For more info on BUTCHER BABIES:

Facebook: Butcher Babies

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LONG LIVE BUTCHER BABIES.

LONG LIVE ROB ZOMBIE.

Stone.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST – Portland Punk Metal Combatants Complete New Album

Posted in Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, punk metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Portland’s favorite punk metal combatants, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, recently completed the recording of their long-anticipated forthcoming new full-length. Titled Chemistry Of Consciousness, the 12-track beast of an offering was recorded by the band themselves, mixed with friend, Converge guitarist and renowned producer, Kurt Ballou at his own GodCity Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

Elaborates TOXIC founder Joel Grind, he of “spewed blasphemies and death-machine guitar tones” (Revolver): “I’m excited to announce that the new TOXIC HOLOCAUST record has been completed. We recorded it ourselves like we did last time but this time around we had our friend Kurt Ballou mix. It’s sounding so crushing! Lots and lots of distortion! Musically I went into a more punky territory than the last record while still maintaining the TOXIC HOLOCAUST sound. I look forward to everyone hearing it!”

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Joel Grind

Chemistry Of Consciousness is set to deploy this Fall via Relapse Records. Further details – including cover art and track listing – to be revealed in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, fans can still bludgeon their ear drums to the satiating sounds of  From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction, the monolithic 22-track TOXIC anthology released earlier this year. Compiling over a decade’s worth of demos, and various comp and vinyl-only split appearances,From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction is a historic compilation of hostile bliss and a must own for any TOXIC HOLOCAUST completist. Order your copy HERE.

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From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction

TOXIC HOLOCAUST mutated into existence in 1999, when Joel Grind merged his love for classic punk and metal into his ideal band. Like his influences – Bathory, Venom, English Dogs, Possessed, Broken Bones - TOXIC HOLOCAUST offers up blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world wrapped in a DIY attitude.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on TOXIC HOLOCAUST:

Facebook: Toxic Holocaust

http://www.toxicholocaust.com

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LONG LIVE JOEL GRIND.

LONG LIVE TOXIC HOLOCAUST.

Stone.

Moss Of Moonlight – Announce New Album ‘Winterwheel’

Posted in folk metal, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on June 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Formed in the summer of 2010 in the heart of Cascadia, Winterwheel is the second offering from Blackened Folk Metal duo Moss of Moonlight and will be released this summer solstice on June 21st, 2013.

Described as “a true rarity in the black metal genre” by Pure Gain Audio, ‘Winterwheel’ follows the highly acclaimed debut ‘Seed’, a concept album about a band of Pacific North Western rebels that rise up and create the Republic of Cascadia. ‘Winterwheel’ digs deeper into the earth; a 45 minute trance into the otherworld’s. Using Anglo-Saxon chanting, haunting female vocals, visceral growls, and a giant atmosphere, Moss of Moonlight has put ancient Pagan ritual into song. It’s an album of Anglo-Saxon gods and primal Paganism and as the band says, “it reaches far beyond ‘Seed’, into colder and darker territories.”

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Jenn Grunigen of the band recently discussed the upcoming album in more detail and touched on the actual writing process:

“Winterwheel is a ritual put to song. It embraces the turning of the seasons, and the necessary, vicious loop of birth and death. Each song delves into the nature of a different Anglo-Saxon god or goddess, and is steeped in the old, cyclic roads of our Pagan ancestors, as well as the very language of the Anglo Saxons. With this wisdom and craft, we made new rites–in other words, Winterwheel, this sacrifice to the gods, the cosmos. With each play, the ritual is brought to life once more, and anyone willing to listen is a participant in the offering.”

“The writing was natural, but is still a momentary step away from our Cascadian heart. Our first album, Seed, was created with the majestic, deep, damp forests of Cascadia in mind; a viscera that the music, of course, reflected. Winterwheel is rooted and broad in its own way, but is more grounded in our Pagan past. We extricated it from the typical tropes of folk metal; the usual woodwind riffs and such. Instead, this is an album of long, epic swells, swollen with meditative chants and percussion, cold chunky guitars with a tale to tell.”

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Winterwheel – Track Listing:

01) Gaet

02) Eole

03) Catte

04) Hraefne

Cavan Wagner of the band took the cover image himself though the artwork throughout the digipack’s booklet is photography by both band members, Cavan and Jenn. “The artwork represents a photographic microcosm of Cascadia’s seasons. The cover image itself is simply another form of the wheel: the rose hip, an insomniac bud of life across the still sleep of winter.”

More info: www.mossofmoonlight.com

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(Source: Future PR)

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LONG LIVE MOSS OF MOONLIGHT.

Stone.

MELVINS ANNOUNCE 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Posted in experimental metal, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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“EVERYBODY LOVES SAUSAGES” AVAILABLE APRIL 30; ALBUM WITH BUZZ’S COMMENTARY STREAMING VIA SPIN

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April 23, 2013, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins celebrate their 30th anniversary with an extensive North American tour, kicking off on July 12 in Phoenix, Ariz.

“Has it really only been 30 years?” asked singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne. “Dang!  Thanks to everyone who’s been there for us!  It’s been an exciting trip and I probably should have listened and learned more. I apologize for anything I’ve ever done wrong and for anything I’m going to do wrong… Ha!”

Everybody Loves Sausages, a 13-track covers album including songs by Queen, Roxy Music and Venom, is the next release for the tricenerians. The album features guests Mark Arm, Jello Biafra, JG Thirlwell and Scott Kelly.  Spin is currently streaming the album, with commentary from Buzz, in its entirety (http://www.spin.com/articles/melvins-covers-album-stream-everybody-loves-sausages-buzzo/).

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The Washington-based band formed in 1983 by Montesano High School classmates Osborne, Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard.  The legendary outfit experienced its first line-up shift soon thereafter as Lukin and Dillard left the band with drummer Dale Crover stepping in, leading to one of rock music’s longest running partnerships.  In the intervening years the band, sometimes a trio and sometimes a quartet, has released over twenty studio albums, a dozen live records and innumerable singles and EPs.   In 2012 they embarked on the epic 51 States in 51 days tour and have recently added Melvins Lite, a new incarnation of the band featuring stand-up bassist Trevor Dunn, with the 2012 release of Freak Puke.

The Melvins launch a month-long European tour today in France with both Melvins Lite and the traditional Melvins line-up performing at various dates (full details below).  Other upcoming dates for the band include performances at Maryland Deathfest and Scion Rock Fest as well as trio of dates in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour:

July 12     Phoenix, AZ     Crescent Ballroom

July 13     Albuquerque, NM     The Launchpad

July 15     Denver, CO     The Summit Music Hall

July 17     Omaha, NE     The Waiting Room

July 18     Rock Island, IL     Rock Island Brewing Company

July 20     Minneapolis, MN     Bash 13 (Grumpy’s) *

July 21     Milwaukee, WI     Turner Hall Ballroom **

July 22     Chicago, IL     Double Door

July 23     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird

July 25     Cleveland, OH     The Grog Shop

July 26     Detroit, MI     Small’s

July 27     Syracuse, NY     The Westcott Theater

July 29     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club

July 30     Hartford, CT     Arch Street Tavern

July 31     Brooklyn, NY     Venue TBA

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August 1     Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts

August 2     Baltimore, MD     Ottobar

August 3     Washington, DC     9:30 Club

August 4     Carrboro, NC     Cat’s Cradle

August 5     Atlanta, GA      The Loft at Center Stage Atlanta

August 7     New Orleans, LA     One Eyed Jack’s

August 8     Houston, TX     Warehouse Live – Studio

August 9     Austin, TX     Mohawk

August 10     Dallas, TX     Trees

August 13     Salt Lake City, UT     Club Sound

August 14     Boise, ID     Neurolux

August 16     Seattle, WA     Neumo’s

August 19     Vancouver, BC      Commodore Ballroom

August 20      Portland, OR     Wonder Ballroom

August 22     San Francisco, CA     Slim’s

* – w/Mudhoney, Die Kreuzen and Negative Approach

** – w/Mudhoney

Honky opens on all dates except where noted.

Previously announced dates:

Melvins Lite:

Apr. 23  Tourcoing, France  Le Grand Mix

Apr. 24  Brussels, Belgium  VK* Concerts

Apr. 25  Haarlem, Netherlands  Patronaat

Apr. 26  Cologne, Germany  Burgerhaus Stollwerck

Apr. 27  Luxembourg  Kulturfabrik

Apr. 28  Schorndorf, Germany  Club Manufaktur

Apr. 29  Geneva, Switzerland  L’Usine

Apr. 30  Livorno, Italy  The Cage

May 1  Milan, Italy  Bloom

May 2  Munich, Germany  Hansa 39

May 3  Prague, Czech Republic  Matrix

May 4  Wroclaw, Poland  Asymmetry Festival

May 5  Leipzig, Germany  UT Connewitz

Melvins:

May 7 & 8  Berlin, Germany  Festsaal Kreuzberg

May 10 & 11  Paris, France  Trabendo

May 13 & 14  Vienna, Austria  Arena Wien

May 16 & 17  Zurich, Switzerland  Rote Fabrik

May 19 & 20  London, UK  Electric Brixton

May 21 & 22  Bristol, UK  The Exchange

May 25  Baltimore, MD  Maryland Deathfest

May 27  Millvale, PA  Mr. Small’s Theatre

May 28  Columbus, OH  A&R Music Bar

May 29  Cincinnati OH  The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

June 1  Memphis, TN  Scion Rock Fest

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on MELVINS, click on the link below!

facebook: (the) Melvins

http://www.themelvins.net

http://www.melvins.com

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LONG LIVE MELVINS.

Stone.

LAMB OF GOD – 2013 Tour Dates: North America And Ireland

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on April 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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LAMB OF GOD – The greatest Metal band to ever come out of the grand state of Virginia will be going out on tour next may! One of America’s greatest Metal bands to ever exist! LAMB OF GOD. ‘Nuff said and Metal be thy name.

Look at the tour schedule below to see if LAMB OF GOD will be near your neighborhood!

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LAMB OF GOD, Decapitated and Terror – 2013 North American Tour Dates:

05/16 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel

05/17 – Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Track 29

05/18 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Marathon Music Works

05/19 – Columbus, Ohio @ Rock on the Range

05/20 – Columbia, Mo. @ Blue Note

05/22 – Boulder, Colo. @ Boulder Theater

05/23 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ In The Venue

05/24 – Boise, Idaho @ Revolution Center

05/25 – Reno, Nevada @ Knitting Factory

05/26 – Ventura, Calif. @ Ventura Theater

05/28 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theater

05/29 – Anaheim, Calif. @ The Grove

05/31 – Chico, Calif. @ Senator Theater

06/01 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Ballroom

06/02 – Kennewick, Wash. @ Toyota Ice Arena

06/03 – Missoula, Manitoba @ Wilma Theater

06/04 – Billings, Manitoba @ Shrine Auditorium

06/06 – Fargo, N.D. @ The Venue

06/07 – Madison, Wis. @ Orpheum Theater

06/08 – Lincoln, Neb. @ Bourbon Theater

06/09 – Wichita, Kansas @ The Cotillion

06/10 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom

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LAMB OF GOD, Decapitated and The Acacia Strain – 2013 North American Tour Dates:

06/12 – Ft. Wayne, Ind. @ Pierre’s

06/13 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Water Street Music Hall

06/14 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ House of Blues

06/15 – Montebello, Quebec @ Montebello Marina / Amnesia Rockfest

06/16 – Portland, Maine @ State Theater

06/18 – Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium Ballroom

06/19 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head

06/20 – Norfolk, Va. @ The Norva

LAMB OF GOD – Metal On The Mountain – July 15th, 2013

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LAMB OF GOD – 2013 Ireland Tour Dates:

11/08/2013- Olympia Theatre- Dublin, Ireland

12/08/2013- The Limelight- Belfast, Northern Ireland

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LAMB OF GOD:

Randy Blythe – vocals

Mark Morton – guitar

Will Adler – guitar

John Campbell – bass

Chris Adler – drums

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(Source: Facebook: Lamb of God)

For more info on LAMB OF GOD, click on the links below!

http://www.lamb-of-god.com

facebook: Lamb of God

http://www.lamb-of-god.com/thecongregation

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LONG LIVE LAMB OF GOD.

Stone.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST – Releases Lyric Video For “Agony Of The Damned”; New Anthology Album Details

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on March 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction Collection To Drop Next Month

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Portland’s favorite Punk/Metal delinquents TOXIC HOLOCAUST recently unleashed a new lyric video for Agony of the Damned. Initially featured on the band’s 2011 Conjure and Command full-length, Agony Of The Damned makes an “updated” appearance on the From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction compilation, set for release via Relapse Records next month.

Elaborates band mastermind Joel Grind: “This version of ‘Agony of the Damned’ was recorded in September of 2010 with a drum machine a few months before we stepped into the studio to record the one that appears on Conjure and Command. When making an album, I usually demo out the entire thing before I step into a studio. This keeps costs low and gives me time to sit with it to iron out the details. Since Conjure and Command was the first TOXIC record to feature a full band, this demo served the purpose of familiarizing everyone with the new material and is previously unreleased.”

Lay your peepers on the video at THIS LOCATION.

From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction is a gargantuan 22-track anthology that compiles over a decade’s worth of TOXIC HOLOCAUST rarities into one raging compilation of antagonistic bliss. Amassing the band’s many contributions to various comps and vinyl-only splits with the likes of Municipal Waste, Midnight and others, alongside demo versions of treasured TOXIC classics, From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction is a historic romp through the history of one of today’s most revered, gritty, old-school metal bands.

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From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction will see release through Relapse Records on April 2nd in North America, March 29th in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland and Benelux and April 1st in the UK. Additionally, you can check out the From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction teaser video and ordering info HERE.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST is currently in the studio working on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to their 2011 Conjure And Command full-length. Praised for its “nuclear reactive riffage and Repo Man punk attitude,” by Revolver and commended for its “tar-thick riffage, staggering breakdowns, and a corroded dose of self-loathing,” by The Onion’s A.V. Club,Conjure And Command continues to reap hails from fans and critics globally. As an added bonus, the band closed the year with the honor of having the song “Bitch” rear its sonic apocalyptic menace in an episode of high-rated FX drama series Sons Of Anarchy (season 5; episode 11).

TOXIC HOLOCAUST mutated into existence in 1999, when Joel Grind merged his love for classic punk and metal into his ideal band. Like his influences – Bathory, Venom, English Dogs, Possessed, Broken Bones - TOXIC HOLOCAUST offers up blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world wrapped in a DIY attitude.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on TOXIC HOLOCAUST, click on the links below!

http://www.toxicholocaust.com

facebook: Toxic Holocaust

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LONG LIVE TOXIC HOLOCAUST.

Stone.

EXTINCTION PROTOCOL – Debut From Vicious Death Metal Unit Set For Release Via P2

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Blasting forth from the guts of Erie, Pennsylvania, a vicious new act is about to invade the Death Metal universe, with the debut full-length from EXTINCTION PROTOCOL, confirmed for release via NYC-based D.I.Y. label P2.

Formed in 2010, EXTINCTION PROTOCOL merges classic Death Metal structures with breakdowns and grooves of modern, guttural slam while infusing the darkness of dissonant black metal into the proverbial cataclysmic blender. A nihilistic Death Metal vortex, EXTINCTION PROTOCOL’s debut album, Aeonic Obliteration lyrically scrutinizes the greed and corruption of mankind thus concluding mankind’s eventual downfall due to genetic testing and world altering events.

With nine devastating songs packed into a nearly thirty-three minute event horizon, Aeonic Obliteration features stellar production values courtesy of Ivan at Anthropocide Studios (Abominable Putridity) and full-color cosmic destruction ala JoeJesus of DeviantArt, and will see release on May 14th worldwide.

Inundate your senses with the hellish force of the album-opening track Aeonic Obliteration, “The Merging Of Titans,” alongside the cover art and more EXTINCTION PROTOCOL info RIGHT HERE.

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Erik: vocals, Drew: guitars, TJ: Drums, AJ: bass

New York-based P2, while a fairly young label, is based upon disbursing quality material over quantity, the curators of its releases focused on maintaining more of a devout cult status within the extreme underground music world rather than sales-based mass appeal. P2 has released a 7” version of NYC sci-fi/tech Death Metal outfit Artificial Brain’s 2011 demo, and is preparing to unleash the vinyl pressing of New York death/gore kingpins Malignancy’s newest album, Eugenics, in addition to the debut from EXTINCTION PROTOCOL and more over the coming months.

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Aeonic Obliteration - Track Listing:

1. The Merging Of Titans

2. As Life Turns To Ash

3. Engineering The Nemesis

4. Pyroclastic Reformation

5. Chained To Oblivion

6. Heir To An Apocalypse

7. Malignant Existence

8. Arrival Of The Black Sun

9. Unraveling The Human Aether

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on EXTINCTION PROTOCOL:

facebook: Extinction Protocol

For more P2 info:

http://p2omerta.storenvy.com

http://p2omerta.blogspot.com

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LONG LIVE EXTINCTION PROTOCOL.

Stone.

SYLOSIS – EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCED!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on March 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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UK-based Modern Thrash Metallers SYLOSIS, whose latest album Monolith was released via Nuclear Blast in October 2012, have just announced that they’ll join KILLSWITCH ENGAGE on their upcoming “Disarm The Descent” European tour as special guests!

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Make sure to catch them live on one of the following occasions:

08.04. NL Amsterdam – Melkweg

09.04. D Stuttgart – LKA

10.04. D Bochum – Matrix

11.04. D Hannover – Musik Zentrum

13.04. S Malmo – Kulturbolaget

14.04. NO Oslo – Rockefeller Music Hall

16.04. FIN Helsinki – The Circus

17.04. EST Tallinn – Rock Cade

19.04. S Goteborg – Brewhouse

20.04. DK Copenhagen – Amager Bio

21.04. D Berlin – C Club

23.04. D Munich – Theaterfabrik

24.04 AT Vienna – Arena

25.04. I Milan – Magazzini Gernali

26.04 CH Solothurn – Kofmehl

28.04. B Meerhout – Groezrock Festival

29.04. FR Paris – Le Trabbendo

30.04. D Cologne – Essigfabrik

02.05. UK Manchester – HMV Ritz

03.05. UK Glasgow – 02 ABC

04.05.UK Birmingham – The Institute

05.05. UK London – 02 Shepherds Bush Empire

06.05. UK Cardiff – Solus @ Cardiff University

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SYLOSIS – MONOLITH

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on SYLOSIS, click on the links below!

http://www.sylosis.com

facebook: Sylosis

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE SYLOSIS.

Stone.

ADRENALINE MOB – COVERTA’ EP And NEW TOUR LANDS ON MARCH 12TH!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on March 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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ADRENALINE MOB – Brace yourself my fellow Metal brethren and Rockaholics; cause ADRENALINE MOB will be making some HUGE noize on Tuesday, March 12th! Their NEW 2013 tour and EP will be landing on this same day! Metal be thy name!

Coverta will feature 8 cover songs, showcasing the sensational Metal talents of Mike Portnoy on drums, Russell Allen on vocals, Mike Orlando on guitar and John Moyer on bass.

Either join on with the ADRENALINE MOB legion of Metal or get out-of-the-way. Metal as my witness, you’ve all been warned.

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COVERTA’ – Track Listing:

(Original recording artists in parentheses)

Highwire (Badlands)

Stand Up And Shout (DIO)

Break On Through (The Doors)

Romeo Delight (Van Halen)

Barracuda (Heart)

Kill The King (Rainbow)

The Lemon Song (Led Zeppelin)

The Mob Rules (Black Sabbath)

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ADRENALINE MOB – TOUR DATES:

3/12 – New Haven, CT @ Toads Place

3/13 – New York, NY @ Marlin @ Webster Hall

3/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

3/15 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

3/16 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire

3/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ Brewster’s Roc Bar

3/19 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum

3/20 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven

3/22 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

3/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

3/24 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

3/25 – Abilene, TX @ Lucky Mule

3/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto

3/28 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick

3/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon

3/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy

4/1 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

4/2 – Kansas City, KS @ The VooDoo Lounge

4/4 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

4/5 – Nashville, TN @ Exit IN

4/6 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

4/7 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom

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For more info on ADRENALINE MOB, click on the links below!

http://adrenalinemob.com

https://www.facebook.com/adrenaline-mob

https://twitter.com/AdrenalineMob

https://www.youtube.com/AdrenalineMob1

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LONG LIVE ADRENALINE MOB.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey Celebrates Its 4th Anniversary!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal Odyssey – This past Friday (March 1st) marked the 4th Year Anniversary of Metal Odyssey. 4 years of Metal existence for Metal Odyssey! Whoa! Quite honestly, I didn’t even remember that March 1st was the anniversary for Metal Odyssey; not until a little gold trophy icon appeared at the top header bar of my WordPress page! I clicked on it and was pleasantly surprised! Funny stuff.

4 years can be looked upon as a long period of time or just a quick burp during this century. Regardless, it’s been a fun and educational trip, while keeping Metal Odyssey running on all its Metal cylinders! I want to thank every visitor to Metal Odyssey; without site visitors there’s no use in doing this Metal gig! I also thank the PR professionals that send Metal Odyssey the stuff necessary for quality news and album reviews.

The countless musicians and bands covered on Metal Odyssey I cannot thank enough! To the major and independent record labels that sign and promote Metal, a thank you is in order. I’ve lived long enough now to realize that the Metal community is home for me. There’s no place like Metal home. No where on Earth have I found more genuine, kind and… badass brethren! Metal Buddies rule! Here’s to another 4 years of Metal Odyssey and… METAL. BE. THY. NAME.

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A Trip Down Metal Odyssey Memory Metal Lane:

If y’all wanna read my very first post I wrote for Metal Odyssey, back on March 1st, 2009, (the launching post if you will), just click on that kick-ass link below! Whoa!

HEAVY METAL & HARD ROCK RULES.

Above link is a post launched on Metal Odyssey, on March 1, 2009.

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BE TRUE TO METAL AND METAL WILL BE TRUE TO YOU.

A Special Thank You To Oatmeal.

A Special Thank You To Scott Coverdale.

Stone.

TOOL – Mark 21st Anniversary Of “OPIATE” With Commemorative Limited Edition Package

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Tool - Opiate - EP promo cover

Feb. 25, 2013, Los Angeles – TOOL will release a handcrafted, bonus-laden, limited edition package of their original debut EP, Opiate, on Mar. 26 to mark the 21st anniversary of the six-song release.

The anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by Adam Jones, illustrations by legendary artist Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who has collaborated with TOOL on many albums including 10,000 Days, Lateralus and Salival as well as posters and merchandise.

The 5,000 copies will be broken down as 5 x 1,000 runs with each set featuring a variation of the exterior graphics and included bonus items which include a new stereoscopic image for fans to use with their glasses from  the 10,000 Days packaging.

The packages will only be available via TOOL’s website (www.toolband.com) on Mar. 26 and there will be no pre-orders. A limit of three packages from each of the 5 x 1,000 versions will be in place.  More details to be announced soon.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on TOOL, click on the links below!

http://www.toolband.com

facebook: Tool

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LONG LIVE TOOL.

Stone.

AZURE EMOTE – New Track From All-Star Avant/Death Opus Arises

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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AZURE EMOTE, the avant-garde Death Metal entity envisioned and created by Mike Hrubovcak (Monstrosity, Vile, Divine Rapture, Abraxas), will release its second full-length work, The Gravity Of Impermanence, worldwide on April 3rd via Selfmadegod Records.

Under Hrubovcak’s direction, songwriting and full-on participation in its creation, The Gravity Of Impermanence was executed utilizing musicians from Death, Fear Factory, Yakuza, Monstrosity, Tristania, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder and more. With over an hour of material displayed through fourteen tracks, the album is fueled by pummeling blast beats, electronic programming, a mixture of both guttural and haunting vocal styles, violins, saxophone, harmonica and a barrage of other instruments coalescing in a melting pot of misanthropic darkness that defines the AZURE EMOTE ethos, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ron Vento of Aurora Borealis at Nightsky Studios.

Azure Emote - The Gravity Of Impermanence - promo cover pic

The cover art was once again done by AZURE EMOTE’s creator and frontman Mike Hrubovcak, his Visual Darkness works well-known in the death/grind communities for illustrating covers for Sinister, Grave, Cattle Decapitation, Hate Eternal, Mortician, and many others.

Venerable scene news outlet/community Lambgoat.com is hosting an exclusive stream of the opening track to The Gravity Of Impermanence. Unleash the brilliantly unique destruction of “Epoch Of De-Evolution” AT THIS LOCATION.

Experience the epic closing track to the album “Puppet Deities” and more on AZURE EMOTE RIGHT HERE.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on AZURE EMOTE, click on the links below!

http://www.azureemote.com

http://www.facebook.com/azureemote

http://www.azureemote.bandcamp.com

http://www.selfmadegod.com

http://www.selfmadegod.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE AZURE EMOTE.

Stone.

TEN METAL ALBUMS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT – PART ONE

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Ten METAL Albums I Cannot Live Without

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You know which Metal albums you can’t possibly live without! Those are the Metal albums you turn to so often, they feel like they’re a part of you! Metal albums that I can’t live without are just like Metal Buddies; they’re always there to lean on and hang out with! Here is a list of ten Metal albums I can’t live without.

This list is a part one, cause in reality, there are probably a few hundred more Metal albums that I couldn’t live without! By no means is this my top ten Metal albums of all time; in essence, what this list represents is a grand starting point for me! Therefore, a part two, three, four and more to this topic will most likely happen! Hallelujah and ring that Metal bell!

This list of Metal albums are in no particular order, other than I can’t live without them. I hope you enjoy this list and feel free to add your Metal albums you can’t live without via a comment. Metal be thy name!

As shown at the top of this post, Heaven And Hell (1980) from the Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath is a keeper for life. Whoa.

PANTERA "Cowboys From Hell"

PANTERA – Cowboys From Hell (1990)

Metallica - Master Of Puppets promo album pic #2!

METALLICA – Master Of Puppets (1986)

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MOTORHEAD – Ace Of Spades (1980)

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DIO – Holy Diver (1983)

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ANGEL WITCH – As Above, So Below (2012)

Overkill - Horrorscope - promo cover pic!

OVERKILL – Horrorscope (1991)

Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime - promo cover pic!

QUEENSRYCHE – Operation Mindcrime (1988)

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BLACK SABBATH – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1974 U.S. Release)

BLACK SABBATH could very well be THE band that started METAL in the first place. It sure wasn’t Air Supply or The Carpenters that invented Metal. (That last sentence was funny, wasn’t it?)

Satyricon - The Age Of Nero - large promo album pic!

SATYRICON – The Age Of Nero (2008)

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A METAL BONUS ADDITION TO THIS LIST! YES, IT’S KISS!

KISS - Destroyer - Promo Album Pic #2!

KISS – Destroyer (1976)

Yes, “back in the day” KISS was as close to Metal as Alice Cooper, Uriah Heep, UFO and Ted Nugent were. That’s my Metal opinion anyways!

Compiling this first installment of Ten Metal Albums I Can’t Live Without was (gulp) fun! You can count on me to continue onward with this Metal topic! It’s too enticing a Metal topic to ignore!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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