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GWAR To Embark Upon The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the GWAR Facebook:

Oderus is missing. Once the Scumdogs in GWAR finally notice this (it takes them a while to notice stuff) they will set off on a journey to find their departed brother using every resource available – including recruiting an ancient Scumdog warrior. GWAR will need the help from everyone, even the lowliest Bohab, as their enemies are plotting to take advantage of the hole in GWAR’s ranks.

BalSac The Jaws of Death on The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” and what to expect:

“Dark clouds of war and ill omen have gathered around GWAR. In our hour of greatest peril, Oderus has left us and our enemies stand poised, ready to strike while they sense weakness. But we shall no longer cower in our Antarctic stronghold, awaiting Destiny’s final blow. This Fall GWAR sets out on the most trying quest of our career. We shall scour our leader’s favorite stomping ground, North America, leaving no city unsearched, no venue unraised, and no sheep unmolested. GWAR will venture to the depths of Hell or to the very end of Time itself, and though I fear what we may encounter out there, I know that we can never return home until we have the answer we seek: ‘Where is Oderus Urungus?’”

GWAR fans have been mourning the loss of Dave Brockie, GWAR’s founder and lead singer, since March. The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” gives them an opportunity to gather and share a bunch of feels as a community while experiencing the sickest band in this or any other world.

Jamison Land, Beefcake the Mighty’s personal slave and bass tech:

“Dave was our friend and anchor for as far back as anyone can remember. He’s held us together, and sometimes he drove us apart. He is our brother and we love him. Unlike a lot of prominent musicians, he was friends with all of the fans. He made GWAR fans feel special on a personal level. The fans love Dave as much as we do and ‘The GWAR Eternal Tour 2014’ is our way of getting together and sharing that love.”

The first leg of the tour will include direct support from Decapitated; the second leg will have direct support from Corrosion of Conformity. American Sharks will open all shows. The tour kicks off October 15th in Norfolk, VA and runs through December 13th in Baltimore, MD. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets go on sale this weekend.

Hail Oderus! Hail GWAR!

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9/12: Chicago, IL @ RIOT FEST

Tickets for “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” go on sale this weekend. Confirmed first-leg dates are:

10/15/14 The Norva – Norfolk, VA
10/16/14 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/17/14 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
10/18/14 The Palladium “Rock and Shock Festival” – Worcester, MA
10/19/14 The Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/21/14 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
10/22/14 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN
10/23/14 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/24/14 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
10/25/14 Emo’s “Housecore Horror Film Festival” – Austin, TX
10/26/14 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/28/14 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
10/29/14 Pop’s Nightclub – Sauget, IL
10/30/14 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
10/31/14 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/01/14 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
11/02/14 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
11/03/14 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/04/14 Knitting Factory Concert House – Reno, NV
11/05/14 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/06/14 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
11/07/14 Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
11/08/14 The Great Salt Air – Magna, UT
11/10/14 Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
11/11/14 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
11/12/14 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA

GWAR W/ TBA and American Sharks:

11/14: Vancouver, BC and Commodore Ballroom

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GWAR W/ Corrosion of Conformity and American Sharks:

11/15: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/16: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/19: Fargo, ND @ The Venue
11/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/22: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/23: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/25: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11/26: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/28: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/30: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/02: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
12/03: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
12/04: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
12/05: Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
12/06: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/07: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
12/08: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
12/09: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/10: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theater
12/11: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
12/12: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
12/13: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

* No American Sharks
** Havok plays on this show


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GRAVE DIGGER – German Metal Attack November / December – Info

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

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This coming November and December, the legendary GRAVE DIGGER will be marching again on the German Metal Attack tour, with dates in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Czech Republic. Click on the link below for complete tour dates, cities and venues:

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CASTLE FREAK – Album Release Date, Artwork And Track Listing

Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Tridroid Records:

We are happy to announce that we will be releasing the cassette version of Still Rotting by CASTLE FREAK on October 7, 2014.

Self-described as “grinding death punks”, CASTLE FREAK play sick music influenced by bands such as Repulsion, Autopsy, Carnivore and old-school Megadeth. Despite the fact that the band has only been around a short while, they have managed to share the stage with Full of Hell and Noisem. In addition they also recently had a song featured on A389’s 2014 Digital Mixtape.

Pre-orders for Still Rotting will be available soon.


1. Beneath These Streets
2. Sickening Corpses
3. Sherm
4. Caught In A Casket
5. Rotting.

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Ohio’s DISMEMBERMENT Announce New Mini-Tour

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Ohio’s Dismemberment are happy to announce that they will be hitting the road in September for a whirlwind three-day mini-tour.

The band’s guitarist Jacob Shively had the following to say about the tour:

“Very excited for this upcoming run of shows and to be opening for the legendary Solstice and sharing the stage with Mobile Deathcamp. Plenty more stuff in the works and we’ve begun working on material for a new full-length. Stay tuned!”

Dismemberment mini-tour official dates:

09/04/2014 The Shrunken Head -Columbus OH *with SOLSTICE
09/05/2014 Token Lounge -Detroit MI *with MOBILE DEATHCAMP
09/05/2014 Berlin Music Pub -Ft. Wayne IN

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(Source: Dewar PR)

Dismemberment Online:




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OVERCHARGE – Streaming “Nothing On The Way”; New Album “Accelerate” Releases On September 30th

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, punk metal, Punk rock with tags , , , , on August 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Italian Punk Rockin’ Speed Metallers, OVERCHARGE, have posted a brand new track off their upcoming new album, Accelerate. The song, Nothing on the Way, is now streaming below:

OVERCHARAGE is in fact Punk Rock, Rock ‘n Roll, and Speed Metal rolled up into one.  The Italians sound like a drunken fist fight between MOTORHEAD and Kill ‘em All-era METALLICA, if everyone involved was gargling broken glass and DISCHARAGE was playing on the jukebox. It’s nothing less than adrenaline-fueled, mohawked mayhem!

Featuring a member of label mates OMNIVORE, OVERCHARGE wear their influences on their tattoo sleeves, but don’t sound overly beholden to any one of them.  Like all good Rock ‘n Roll, songs and riffs matter more here than emulating a specific set of heroes. Accelerate will be the first full-length from these maniacs.

Accelerate is set for worldwide release on September 30 via Unspeakable Axe Records. 

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1. Accelerate

2. As If There Were No Tomorrow

3. Dirt

4. Drown In Your Own

5. Nothing On The Way

6. Leave Behind

7. Nowhere To Go

8. Water Of Fire

9. No Law

10. Don’t Waste A Breath


Album artwork designed by: Fabio Diosepoltura


* For more info on OVERCHARGE:

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JOHNNY TOUCH – Traditional Metallers Debuts New Track With Grande Rock

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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With its highly anticipated worldwide release of Inner City Wolves coming in just over a week, Australian Trad Metal maniacs JOHNNY TOUCH have hooked up with for the exclusive premiere of album track Dishonourable Discharge.

Boasting more Metal than the steel plate in cousin Eddie’s head, “Dishonourable Discharge” is now streaming at this location.

JOHNNY TOUCH previously released a demo tape and two split 7-inch records and are barely known outside of their homeland. Inner City Wolves is an amazing debut and serves as an example of a band creating an original work that will leave a lasting impression on the Heavy Metal world. Led by a first-rate vocalist and taking the best parts of JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, and METALLICA, with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN style ripping leads that shred the soul, Inner City Wolves gets it right across the board! The songwriting is extremely complex, yet catchy as hell. Get ready for what is sure to be considered one of the best Heavy Metal albums of 2014 and a stone cold classic for years to come.

Inner City Wolves will be out on August 19 on Shadow Kingdom Records.

Critical Praise:

“The release from the Australians is sure to leave a footprint on the world of Heavy Metal, ….one of the best releases of the year Inner City Wolves” 10/10 – Metal Temple

“This is the sound of tape trading days in a heavy metal parking lots outside of a Judas Priest show, where metal heads shared the latest news of the underground metal scene from Europe to New York to Los Angeles with freshly mimeographed newsletters.”  - Dangerdog Music Reviews

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Ordering and release information for this and other Shadow Kingdom Records releases can be found at this location.



* For more info on JOHNNY TOUCH:

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Out Now! PROTOKULT Unleash New Album ‘No Beer In Heaven’ And ‘Get Me A Beer!’ Music Video

Posted in folk metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Top L-R: Dawid Slowiak (Bass) – Mike Matveev (Drums),  Ekaterina Pyatkova (Vocals, Woodwinds, Synthesizer) – Martin Drozd (Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer) – Jeremy Jackson aka Vodnik (Guitar) – Photo Credit: Danielle Griscti


Gracing the stage with the likes of ARKONA, TURISAS, ALESTORM and BLACKGUARD, Toronto, ON’s band of beer drinking progressive folk metallers PROTOKULT return in 2014 with their new album ‘No Beer In Heaven’ – released on August 8th and available on bandcamp here to follow-up to 2011’s ‘Marzena’ EP and 2009’s debut ‘Ancestral Anthems’.

With a beauty and the beast-like contrast between Ekaterina’s haunting vocals and the band’s Metal onslaught, No Beer In Heaven, captures the reformed quintet at an all-time high, showcasing an impressive palette of twelve entirely new compositions and straps the listener on an adventurous, heavy and experimental trek, diving into themes of drinking, history and human endeavor. The band unites their diverse cultures into one sound, balancing tradition and folklore with Heavy, Thrash and Black Metal for headbangers everywhere.

Vocalist Ekaterina Pyatkova comments:

“We are delighted to showcase our finest release brought to you by our lineup in peak form!! Three years in the making, No Beer In Heaven presents an assortment of ambient, prog-folk, heavy tunes that take you on a dark, drunken adventure! So grab a cold one and indulge!”

Bandcamp Album Stream And Purchase:

Track Listing: Protokult – No Beer In Heaven

1. Get Me A Beer! (3:04) 
2. Heaven Cast Me Out (4:04) 
3. My Father’s Word (5:49)
 4. Flight of The Winged Hussar (5:52)
 5. Sol Intention (4:39) 
6. Edge of Time (5:28)
 7. Sanctuaries (2:04)
 8. Desert Scourge (4:31)
 9. Gorale (4:15)
 10. Summer’s Ode (6:07) 
11. Razbival Okovi Perun (1:26) 
12. Water of Life (8:46)

Total Length: (56:12)

YouTube Album Stream -

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

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ACRANIA – American Aftermath Drops New Mutinous Hymn From “Totalitarian Dystopia”

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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With the release of Totalitarian Dystopia, the new full-length from London death slingers, ACRANIA, now less than two weeks away, American Aftermath is pleased to wreck your speakers with sixth track, A Gluttonous Abomination.

Recorded with Stu McKay at Studio 6 in London with mixing/mastering by Chris Foster, Totalitarian Dystopia hurls forth a thirty-six minute maelstrom of audio wreckage through ten corrosive tales dissecting chaos, corruption and the imminent collapse of mankind. The record includes guest appearances from Tom Barber of Lorna Shore, Mendel of Aborted and Jamie Hanks of I Declare War, and promises to engulf an entire new legion of modern death fanatics worldwide with its surgical execution and relentless brutality.

Boasts American Aftermath of the track, “ACRANIA‘s ‘A Gluttonous Abomination’ is a festering slab of disgusting Death Metal and this is definitely something you want to wrap your head around on such a beautiful day.”

Get irate with “A Gluttonous Abomination” at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, feast your eyes an ears on the “Festering With Dishonesty” lyric video now playing at Decibel at THIS LOCATION.

Named after a rare congenital disorder that occurs in the human fetus in which the flat bones in the cranial vault are either partially or completely absent, the politically-bent ACRANIA has spread their message through several independent recordings since their 2012 inception. Their debut split with Blue Waffle and “A Trophy Of Corporate Disfigurement” single, both released in their first year as a band, followed by their The Beginning Of The End EP released last year have helped the band forge a devout fanbase of pit-seeking followers. Having already toured with various acts around Europe including Cerebral Bore and Warpath, plus with upcoming shows booked alongside Thy Art Is Murder, Blood Red Throne and many more, ACRANIA will continue to scoff their way through the scene and proliferate their message of maximized hostility through their blistering fusion of brutality, slams and blastbeats.

Totalitarian Dystopia will be released on August 19th, 2014 via Unique Leader Records. Preorder your copy at THIS LOCATION.  


(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ACRANIA:

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RIVERS OF NIHIL – Joins DEATH’S (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 North American Trek

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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This November, Pennsylvania’s RIVERS OF NIHIL will embark on the biggest tour of their career thus far as openers on Death’s (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 tour! Additional support will come from Death Metal legends Obituary and Massacre. The trek will commence on November 14th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California and wraps up on December 7th in Miami, Florida at Grand Central.

Comments guitarist Jon Kunz: “We’re incredibly stoked to a part of this year’s North American Death (DTA Tours)! Death are one of our biggest influences, with the incredible Human album being a constant source of inspiration. Throw in the nasty Tampa savagery of Obituary and Massacre, and you have the best Death Metal tour of the year. Long live Chuck [Schuldiner]. Florida Death Metal is supreme!”

Earlier this year, RIVERS OF NIHIL released a video for Birth Of The Omnisavior, a sleek and dark clip that captures visually what this band does so well sonically: play emboldened, deftly-executed Death Metal at a level far beyond their years. Watch “Birth Of The Omnisavior” from their The Conscious Seed Of Light full length now at THIS LOCATION.

Formed in 2009, the modern progressive Death Metal quintet’s music is as dark and heavy as the coal and iron on which their home city was built upon, taking influences from some of Death Metal’s heaviest, most abrasive hitters like Morbid Angel, Gojira, Spawn of Possession, and Decapitated. RIVERS OF NIHIL‘s debut album, The Conscious Seed Of Light, was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed Metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. While The Conscious Seed Of Light is not necessarily a concept album traditionally speaking, RIVERS OF NIHIL began their project with the idea that they would release four separate albums tied together with one common theme: each reflecting a particular season of a year.

Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates:The Conscious Seed Of Light is intended to be representative of Spring and explores various themes concerning new beginnings, growth, and an attachment to the natural world in a post-human Earth. Unlike some concept records however, we wanted to allow each song to work on its own terms. Rather than have the songs rely on each other to move a specific story structure forward; they work within their own separate narratives, but ultimately serve the album’s broader concept.”

RIVES OF NIHIL on Death’s (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 – w/ Obituary, Massacre:

11/14/2014 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA

11/15/2014 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA

11/16/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

11/18/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

11/19/2014 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ Untimely Demise

11/21/2014 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB w/ Untimely Demise

11/22/2014 Riddell Centre – Regina, SK w/ Untimely Demise

11/23/2014 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB w/ Untimely Demise

11/24/2014 Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN w/ Untimely Demise

11/25/2014 The Metro – Chicago, IL

11/26/2014 Agora Theatre and Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

11/27/2014 The Opera House – Toronto, ON

11/28/2014 Club Soda – Montreal, QC

11/29/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA

11/30/2014 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY

12/03/2014 Empire – North Springfield, VA

12/04/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

12/05/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

12/06/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL

12/07/2014 Grand Central – Miami, FL


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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DENVER BLACK SKY – Announces Lineup Additions And World Domination

Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Earlier this week, DENVER BLACK SKY – set to take place August 2nd and 3rd at the Gothic Theatre and Moe’s BBQ – revealed on their official Facebook page plans to extend the lineup of their two-day, three-stage event with three additional acts. Wild speculation began almost immediately with fans throwing out the names of bands they dreamed to see and now the secret is out.

The doers of the event are pleased to welcome Mexican death grind perpetrators, Rottenness, who feature within their ranks Mile High City metal veteran Ben Pitts on vocals. The band will drag their own special brand of filthtified death metal to the DBS stage on Saturday.

Also making their way to the ceremony of chaos is Los Angeles powerviolence troupe Maladjusted whose female-empowered, vegan hardcore will only add more punk angst to an already crusty Sunday.

Finally, DENVER BLACK SKY welcomes iconic grindcore/crust combatants, Nausea, to their riotous bill. Born into the emotional wasteland known as Los Angeles, Nausea has been spreading their sonic disease since 1987 and will grace the stage Sunday evening.


Crowned “Colorado’s Best Metal Festival” by Denver Westword, the second edition of DENVER BLACK SKY features another vicious lineup that includes appearances by 908, ACxDC, Annul, Brutal Truth, Cannabis Corpse, Cattleist, Cephalic Carnage, Condemned Remains, Dead Temple, Doperunner, Early Graves, Ghosts of Glaciers, Gomorrah, In The Company Of Serpents, Khemmis, Municipal Waste, Nails, Noisem, North, Phobia, Resurrection, Scalafrea, Skinned, The Drip, The Xiphoid Process, Theories, Transient, Vale of Pnath, Wayfarer, Xibalba and Zombie Hate Brigade.

Tickets for DENVER BLACK SKY are on sale now at THIS LOCATION. $50 for two-day passes, $75 for VIP passes. VIP Packages include: Official limited DBS 2014 screen-printed poster, limited split 7″ featuring two sick DBS bands, VIP viewing area, Relapse Records bag of metal and admittance to the DBS pre-party at Black Sky Brewing August 1st – featuring very special surprise guests. Don’t slack. This will sell out!


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Minnesota merchants of doom Wicked Inquisition are pleased to announce dates for their upcoming Midwest US tour. Beginning on July 18th in La Crosse WI, the tour will last a little over one week.

The band’s vocalist/guitarist Nate Towle had the following to say: “We are really excited to be getting on the road for the first time! We have become tight as a band, and it will be good to show people our material in a live setting.”

In further Wicked Inquisition news, the band will be releasing a digipack CD version of their EP “Silence Thereafter” on Tridroid Records. The CD is currently available for pre-order here and orders will ship starting on July 5th 2014. The EP is also available currently as a cassette and digital download. Both the CD and cassette are available direct from Tridroid Records at this location:

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7/18/2014 JB’s Speakeasy-La Crosse WI

7/19/2014 End Zone- Aurora IL

7/20/2014 5th Quarter-Indianapolis IN

7/21/2014 Melt-St.- Louis MO

7/22/2014 Riot Room-Kansas City MO

7/23/2014 The Hideout- Omaha NE

7/24/2014 Underground Rock Shop-Des Moines IA

7/25/2014 What’s Up Lounge-Mankato MN


* For more info:

Wicked Inquisition Facebook

Wicked Inquisition Twitter

Wicked Inquisition Bandcamp


Tridroid Records Bandcamp


Dewar PR Twitter

Dewar PR Blog

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ARCH ENEMY – Announces North American Headlining Tour With KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL As Support!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Earlier this week, Metal icons ARCH ENEMY unleashed their new album, War Eternal, across the world, with critics hailing it as their “strongest album in years” (Decibel Magazine). To kick-off the War Eternal campaign, the band launched an extensive European tour, which is currently underway through the rest of the year. In addition to these dates, ARCH ENEMY will also make their much-anticipated return to North American soil this October/November! Featuring KREATOR, HUNTRESS, and STARKILL as support, this headlining trek will be the band’s first tour in the States since 2011—and the first US tour to feature new members Alissa White-Gluz (vocals) and Nick Cordle (guitar)!

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ARCH ENEMY’s Michael Amott (guitar) comments: “It’s been three long years since ARCH ENEMY last played North America, but now the wait is over! We’re riding a veritable metal tsunami in Europe with our new album ‘War Eternal’ and look forward to spreading the chaos on this N.A. run! ARCH ENEMY is very proud and excited to be teaming up with Teutonic thrash titans KREATOR as well as HUNTRESS and STARKILL! Miss this show at your own peril!”

KREATOR’s Mille Petrozza (vocals, guitar) adds: “Both bands have been talking about touring together for many years, now it becomes reality: KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY on one bill in the USA and Canada! We are looking forward to another killer run in support of our album ‘Phantom Antichrist’ before we will start writing new stuff in 2015! With ARCH ENEMY’s new album ‘War Eternal’ being a monster, this will be THE metal tour of the fall. Don’t miss it!”

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To purchase War Eternal, head over to iTunes: (

See below for all upcoming dates. VIP tickets for the North American tour are now available here:


23.10.2104 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

24.10.2104 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY *

25.10.2104 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA

26.10.2104 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

27.10.2104 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC

28.10.2104 – Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC

29.10.2014 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON

01.11.2014 – The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB *

02.11.2014 – Riddell Centre – Regina, SK *

03.11.2014 – Macewan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB *

04.11.2014 – Union Hall – Edmonton, AB *

06.11.2014 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC *

07.11.2014 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA *

08.11.2014 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR *

10.11.2014 – Regency Center – San Francisco, CA

11.11.2014 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

12.11.2014 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA

14.11.2014 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

15.11.2014 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM *

16.11.2014 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

18.11.2014 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN *

19.11.2014 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL

20.11.2014 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

21.11.2014 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI

22.11.2014 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH

23.11.2014 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH

*=without STARKILL


Facebooks of the bands: Arch Enemy, Kreator Official, Huntress, Starkill

VIP tickets for the North American tour are now available here:


(Source: Arch Enemy Facebook)

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CROWBAR “Symmetry In Black” – #2 On iTunes METAL Chart And #48 On Top Albums Chart!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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CROWBAR – As of today, May 30th, 2014, the new CROWBAR album, Symmetry In Black, is ranked at #2 on the iTunes Metal Albums Chart and at #48 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart! Metal be thy name!! I bought my new CROWBAR last night at Best Buy; Symmetry In Black was on sale for $7.99 (US). Trust me, this new CROWBAR is a mammoth vice grip of Sludge/Doom on my Metal saturated brain!

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#2 – iTunes Metal Albums Chart

Crowbar - Symmetry In Black - itunes chart position - May 30 - 2014#48 – iTunes Top Albums Chart


As reported on the CROWBAR Facebook page:

Thanks so much to everyone who picked up our new album “Symmetry In Black”! If you don’t have it yet get on iTunes here: or pick up at copy at Best Buy, FYE, Hastings Entertainment, Newbury Comics, Zia Records & other fine stores! You can also get it on Amazon MP3 & Google Play.

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Kirk Windstein – Guitar and Vocals

Matt Brunson – Guitar

Tommy Buckley – Drums

Jeff Golden – Bass


* For more info on CROWBAR:

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UnKured – Offer Free Song Download

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Ohio thrashers UnKured have partnered with Canada’s Puregrainaudio to offer up a free download of their track Before Us Heaven Trembles. Taken from their EP As Reality Melts, the song is 4 minutes of headbanging goodness.

The track can be downloaded or streamed here:

In further UnKured news, the band just finished recording their new album Mutated Earth. The album is currently slated to be released in the summer of 2014.

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Pre-orders of the CD can be obtained at this location:



Dewar PR Blog

Dewar PR Twitter

*For more info on UnKured:

UnKured Facebook

UnKured Twitter

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KAINE Announce Album Release Date

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kaine - The Waystone - promo cover pic - 2014

Britain’s Kaine are proud to announce that their highly anticipated new album The Waystone will be released on CD and digital download on August 1st 2014. Containing 9 tracks of blistering heavy metal, The Waystone proves Kaine as a force to be reckoned with.

The band’s guitarist Rage Sadler had the following to say about the album: “This is easily our best work to date, we spent a great deal of time crafting these songs in rehearsals and perfecting them before we went into the studio earlier this year. Akis K who produced the album did an amazing job with the production and I am really happy with the result. We hope that finally now the band gets some recognition after five years of being in the Heavy Metal wilderness! Many online reviewers have called this the “Second Wave of NWOBHM”, the “80s Metal Revival” and compared us to the golden age of Iron Maiden, which has been great to read.”

The first single from the album, The Iron Lady, was recently released on Youtube and has already received over 1500 views in the past month. The video can be heard/viewed below:

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Kaine are a Heavy Metal band from East Anglia, U.K formed in 2009 by Rage Sadler (guitars/vocals) and Dan Mailer (bass/vocals).

The band has played over 90 shows and supported acts such as Praying Mantis, Absolva, ZP Threat’s I-AM-I (ex-Dragonforce), Thornwill, Striker, Screamer and The Raven Age.

The Waystone was recorded in just 5 days at Angry Bee Studios in London and produced by Akis K; who has recently worked with acts such as Monument, Damn Dice and mastered by Z-Plane.

Rage Sadler – Guitars & Vocals
Dan Mailer – Bass & Vocals
Ant Murch – Lead Guitar
Chris MacKinnon – Drums


(Source: Dewar PR) Dewar PR blog

* For more info on KAINE:

Kaine Facebook

Kaine website

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ENTRAILS – Swedish Death Metallers To Release “Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection” On July 22nd In North America; New Single Posted

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Swedish Death Metal collective, ENTRAILS, is pleased to unveil Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection, an eighteen-track compilation featuring the band’s Reborn and Human Decay demos.

The demo material is based on ideas ENTRAILS first developed back in the ’90s. For various reasons, they were never released and some years later the band fell apart completely. Guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist continued to write however and saved everything to tape. Fifteen years passed before Lundqvist decided to record these ancient relics with modern tools, computers and some help from his partner in crime, vocalist Jocke Svensson.

The first demo, Reborn, was tracked in early 2009 and the follow-up, Human Decay, shortly after in the Summer of that same year. The demos were initially self-released on homemade CD-Rs and limited to just fifty copies each. Back then, it had already been decided that they would need to be repressed at some point in the future. That time is now.

Lundqvist comments: “It feels great to finally do something serious with the two demos from 2009. After multiple requests from fans asking about the demos, I had to release the brakes on this, now or never. While we are working on the upcoming new ENTRAILS full-length, we feel better to do this release now which gives a bit more time for upcoming shows and the new album!”

Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection Track Listing:

1. Reborn (Intro)
2. Evil Obsession
3. The Morgue
4. Your Dead Dog Smile
5. Voices
6. Triumph Of The Sinners
7. Stormy Death
8. Midnight Death
9. Breath Of Blood
10. Entrails
11. Depression
12. Dust To Dust (Intro)
13. Blood Red
14. Euthanasia
15. Evil Terror
16. Total Death
17. Human Decay
18. Casket Garden (Dismember Cover)

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Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection will be available on CD and digitally in North America on July 22nd, 2014. Head to THIS LOCATION to stream the first single “Blood Red” and preorder your copy today!

ENTRAILS’ most recent full-length, Raging Death, was released via Metal Blade in May of 2013 and reaped critical hails both stateside and abroad. Metal Hammer noted that Raging Death “should satisfy those who are hungry for something oldschool,” New Noise Magazine dubbed it, “an absolutely perfect slab of catchy, violent Swedish death metal,” while Stereogum opined, “Now on their third album, ENTRAILS are still putting young knockoff artists to shame. Perfect for blasting, banging, and bashing.”

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ENTRAILS:

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AMON AMARTH – To Return To North America This Fall With Sabaton And Skeletonwitch

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Amon Amarth - North American Fall Tour - 2014 - promo flyer - Sabaton

Critically acclaimed, Billboard-charting metal unit, AMON AMARTH, will be reconquering North America this Fall. This time around, the band will bring fellow Swedes, Sabaton, along for the ride. Additionally, Skeletonwitch will once again be opening the show, with the exception of New York City where fans will be treated to the first-ever North American performance from extreme metal supergroup, Vallenfyre as part of the Decibel Magazine 10th anniversary celebrations (which will include additional news and events to be announced soon).

In February of this year, AMON AMARTH devotees in Los Angeles witnessed the exclusive appearance of the band’s epic Viking ship stage setup. For this tour, New York enthusiasts will take in the Viking ship spectacle at the Best Buy Theatre on October 18th. Tickets will go on sale on May 30th. Keep an eye on for details.

Comments the band of the upcoming trek: “Yes, we are coming back to North America, and this time we’re doing Canada and the US together with our friends in Sabaton and Skeletonwitch! We can also announce that we’ll be bringing the Viking ship to the show in New York City! So get ready North America, this time we’ll take no prisoners!”

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AMON AMARTH’s latest full-length, Deceiver Of The Gods, was released in June of 2013. The album debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it the band’s highest-charting album to date. Check out music as well as the epic video for “Father Of The Wolf” at THIS LOCATION.

w/ Sabaton, Skeletonwitch

9/25/2014 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
9/26/2014 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
9/27/2014 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
9/29/2014 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
9/30/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/01/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
10/03/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
10/04/2014 Flames Central – Calgary, AB
10/05/2014 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
10/06/2014 The Garrick – Winnipeg, MB
10/07/2014 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
10/10/2014 The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/11/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
10/12/2014 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
10/14/2014 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
10/15/2014 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
10/17/2014 Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY
10/18/2014 Best Buy Theatre – New York , NY *
10/19/2014 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
10/21/2014 Track 29 -Chattanooga, TN
10/22/2014 Bijou Theater -Knoxville, TN
10/24/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
10/25/2014 Freebird – Jacksonville, FL
10/26/2014 Iron City – Birmingham, AL
10/27/2014 The Civic – New Orleans, LA
10/29/2014 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10/30/2014 Mojoes – Jolie, IL
10/31/2014 Royal Oak – Detroit, MI
11/01/2014 The Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
11/02/2014 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
11/04/2014 Bourbon Stree – Lincoln, NE
11/05/2014 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/07/2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
11/08/2014 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
11/09/2014 Club XS – Tucson, AZ
* no Skeletonwitch

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Critical Praise For AMON AMARTH:

“The group’s thunderous assault remains more powerful than Thor’s hammer.” -

“AMON AMARTH are defining themselves anew…the finest album of this band’s career.” - The Guardian (UK)

“They have honed their craft to the point where the only surprise is how invigorating their music still feels the ninth time around here on Deceiver Of The Gods.” - Outburn


(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info:

AMON AMARTH: Amon Amarth

SKELETONWITCH: Skeletonwitch


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JUDAS PRIEST “Redeemer Of Souls” – Available For Pre-Order On iTunes; Album Info You NEED

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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JUDAS PRIEST – Redeemer Of Souls releases on July 14th, in the UK and on July 15th in the USA!

Redeemer of Souls is available on iTunes for pre-order now!


Crank Up Below, Redeemer Of Souls And March Of The Damned… Metal Be Thy Name!


Stone Says: I’m 100% digging BOTH new Judas Priest songs! Just knowing that the iconic Judas Priest are still around and creating new Metal material, really makes me feel like everything is freaking okay in the Metal world. Plus, I really appreciate the kick-ass album artwork for Redeemer Of Souls too! Metal be thy name.


Redeemer Of Souls – Track Listing:

01. Dragonaut

02. Redeemer Of Souls

03. Halls Of Valhalla

04. Sword Of Damocles

05. March Of The Damned

06. Down In Flames

07. Hell & Back

08. Cold Blooded

09. Metalizer

10. Crossfire

11. Secrets Of The Dead

12. Battle Cry

13. Beginning Of The End

Bonus tracks:

14. Snakebite

15. Tears Of Blood

16. Creatures

17. Bring It On

18. Never Forget


* For more info on JUDAS PRIEST:

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Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ronny Munroe - Electric Wake - promo album flyer - rat pak records - 2014

Ronny Munroe’s Electric Wake is by far his best work to date! Produced by Bruce Bouillet and mixed by Jon Wyman, this 3rd offering from the Metal Church front man truly captures all the magic of the classic metal genre! “I wanted to create something that was totally new, but at the same time allow all my influences to shine through” states Ronny on the recording of the CD. “I put two years into the writing process of this album, but when it came time to start recording, I threw everything out the window and just went with my gut and it worked out better than I could have imagined” Ronny further states.

Electric Wake also features collaborations with guitar legend George Lynch, Tesla guitarist Dave Rude, Pamela Moore (Queensryche’s “Sister Mary”), Paul Kleff (ex Firewolfe), Dan Donigian, Sean Baker and Tony Rossi. Ronny Munroe’s Electric Wake delivers a healthy dose of fist-pumping, guitar-driven, well-conceived classic style Heavy Metal music and is a must-have for all fans of the genre! Three videos have been shot for this release, “United”, “Pray” and “The Others (Long Live Heavy Metal)” which features a duet with Pamela Moore, and Tesla’s Dave Rude on guitar which will debut in the coming weeks. Official release date is set for Tuesday June 24, 2014. Click HERE to pre-order now!



Burning Time
Ghosts (Featuring George Lynch)
Electric Wake
Turn To Stone
My Shadow
Not You Not Me
Ritual Damage
Sleepless Mountain
The Others (Long Live Heavy Metal) featuring: Pamela Moore and Dave Rude (Tesla)

BONUS TRACKS (deluxe version)
Tainted Nation
Total Eclipse (Iron Maiden cover)

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(Source: Rat Pak Records)

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Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Astral Blood - Andrew Rasmussen - 2014 - #09

Minnesota’s Astral Blood are excited to announce that they will unleash their highly anticipated self-titled debut EP with Tridroid Records. Projected to be released in the summer of 2014 “Astral Blood” will feature 3 tracks of haunting atmospheric Black Metal.

Initially formed in early 2013 by Andrew Rasmussen (Also drummer of Noble Beast), Astral Blood quickly built a buzz for themselves in the underground scene of Minneapolis. By their second show, the band found themselves as opening act for Tesseract and soon after signed with Tridroid Records.

After a couple of line up changes, Rasmussen has now solidified Astral Blood’s lineup by recruiting members of Sept of Memnon and Suffering Hour to fill out the band.

“Our minds and bodies are desperate, languishing shackled in the land of North America, but nothing will ever imprison our souls. We stare out at you from Saturn’s rings. Contained within our hearts, our hearts of winter’s chill, there rages cosmos more violent, erotic, and mysterious than the pitiful world mankind calls home.” – Andrew Rasmussen

Band members:

Andrew Rasmussen – Vocals
Joe Waller – Drums
Tommy Curry – Guitar
Alex Mahaffey – Guitar
Jason Oberuc – Live drums


(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on ASTRAL BLOOD:

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