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CANCER BATS – Confirms Tour With Danzig And Pennywise

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Danzig - Pennywise - Cancer Bats - promo tour flyer - 2015 - #363621MOGD

Canadian Hardcore Punk metallers, CANCER BATS, who are currently on tour in Europe, are ecstatic to announce their inclusion on a string of North American dates with Danzig and Pennywise this July! The tour will commence July 11th in Pomona, California and run through fourteen cities, coming to a close on July 31st in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vocalist Liam Cormier commented via e-mail from Switzerland: “Were so excited to be heading out with Danzig and Pennywise! Both bands have been our favorites since we first got into punk and metal so to have a chance to tour with both is like a dream come true! We’ll be ripping the pit and headbanging until we puke every night!!”

CANCER BATS’ previously announced performances on June 25th and 26th in Calgary and Edmonton had to be cancelled. Cormier clarifies: “Calgary and Edmonton, I’m so sorry that we have to cancel our upcoming shows in June! You know how much we love you ripping babes and bros and we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t have good reason. The reason we can’t play is because are coming back in July to party with fucking Danzig and Pennywise! It’s going to be fuckin amazing! Sorry for June and see you in July!”

In the meantime, previously released CANCER BATS videos for the “Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake,” “Satellites,” and “True Zero” are currently streaming now at cancerbats.com. Fans in the US can order copies of Searching For Zero now at metalblade.com/cancerbats.

CANCER BATS w/ While She Sleeps:

4/19/2015 Rockhal – Luxembourg, LU
4/20/2015 Petit bain – Paris, FR
4/22/2015 The Institute – Birmingham, GB
4/23/2015 The Ritz – Manchester, GB
4/24/2015 The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA – Norwich, GB
4/25/2015 Hit the Deck Festival – Bristol, GB
4/26/2015 Hit the Deck Festival – Nottingham, GB
4/28/2015 University – Newcastle, GB
4/29/2015 O2 ABC – Glasgow, GB 4/30/2015 Forum – London, GB
5/01/2015 Groezrock Festival – Meerhout, BE

w/ Danzig, Pennywise:

7/11/2015 Fox Theater Pomona – Pomona, CA *no Pennywise
7/12/2015 Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park – Flagstaff, AZ
7/14/2015 Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
7/15/2015 Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
7/17/2015 South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX
7/18/2015 Club Brady – Tulsa, OK
7/19/2015 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – Kansas City, MO
7/21/2015 The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
7/24/2015 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
7/25/2015 Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB
7/27/2015 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
7/28/2015 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
7/30/2015 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
7/31/2015 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV

During the summer of 2014, Toronto’s CANCER BATS spent several weeks with legendary multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure, Sepultura, Glassjaw) at his studio in Venice, California. The Canadian act was pulled out of their normal, more winter-y element to the beaches of California for the tracking of Searching For Zero. Robinson and the band shared a singular vision to create a personal, vibrant album and the results are apparent.

In the series of four studio videos, the CANCER BATS – Liam Cormier, Scott Middleton, Jaye Schwarzer, and Mike Peters — will share their experiences during tracking, what it was like to work with Robinson and what made this recording session different from their previous records. Jaye Schwarzer stated in one episode, “Let everything that’s fake and bullshit fall to the wayside, and you’re left with like a raw, open wound.” Watch episode 1 now at youtube.com/cancerbatsofficial and pre-order your copy on iTunes!

The beloved multiple-JUNO nominated Hardcore Punk Metal band’s fifth studio album, Searching For Zero, features ten tracks that are simultaneously the most melodic, yet menacing CANCER BATS compositions to date.

The record incorporates the crude Hardcore Punk of their 2006 debut, Birthing The Giant, and the more Metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer, while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps And Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. This is CANCER BATS at their pinnacle – their “True Zero.”

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info on CANCER BATS:

http://metalblade.com/cancerbats

http://www.facebook.com/cancerbats

http://www.twitter.com/cancerbats

http://www.youtube.com/cancerbatsofficial

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CANCER BATS.

LONG LIVE DANZIG.

LONG LIVE PENNYWISE.

Stone.

Ronnie James Dio Memorial Weekend Information From Ann Boleyn Of Hellion

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, news with tags , , , on April 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Ann Boleyn - Hellion - publicity photo - 2015

From Ann Boleyn of Hellion:

Dear Friends,

This email is in response to those of you who have been asking for information about the events on May 15, 16, and 17, to honor the 5th Anniversary of the passing of Ronnie James Dio.

Myself and members of Hellion will be performing at the free Memorial at Forest Lawn on May 16th, and also at the charity fundraiser BBQ on May 17th.  Please note that Hellion will not be performing as a band for these two events, but that individual members are performing.

There is plenty of seating outside on May 16th at Forest Lawn.  There is limited seating inside the auditorium at Forrest Lawn. If you would like to sit inside you will need to request tickets at info@diocancerfund.org. I don’t know if there are any tickets left for the auditorium.  But, if you are interested in sitting inside you will need to contact the Dio Cancer Fund directly.  (If you can’t get tickets for the auditorium, you can watch the concert on the lawn).

For more information about these events, please go to the Dio Charity Fund’s website.

Best,

Ann Boleyn

(Hellion)

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ANN BOLEYN & HELLION.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

Stone.

On This Day In SLAYER History – April 18th

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , on April 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2015:

SLAYER DOMINATES THE ITUNES TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUMS CHART! 

9 OUT OF 11 SLAYER STUDIO ALBUMS ARE ON TODAY’S CHART! METAL BE THY NAME!

Slayer - Reign In Blood - promo cover pic!

4 – 18 – 2015SLAYER’s third studio album, Reign In Blood, is ranked at #21, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Reign In Blood was released back in 1986.

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4 – 18 – 2015 – The fourth studio album from SLAYER, South Of Heaven, is ranked at #32, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. South Of Heaven was released back in 1988.

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4 – 18 – 2015Seasons In The Abyss, the fifth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #34, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Seasons In The Abyss was released back in 1990.

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4 – 18 – 2015Christ Illusion, the ninth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #50, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Christ Illusion was released back in 2006.

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4 – 18 – 2015World Painted Blood, the tenth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #51, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. World Painted Blood was released back in 2009.

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4 – 18 – 2015SLAYER’s eighth studio album, God Hates Us All, is ranked at #59, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. God Hates Us All was released back in 2001.

Slayer - Show No Mercy - promo album cover pic - #JHTAKKSMO66

4 – 18 – 2015Show No Mercy, the debut album from SLAYER, is ranked at #70, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This amazing album was released back in 1983. Whoa!

Slayer - Diabolus In Musica - promo album cover pic - #KKJHTASMO0031

4 – 18 – 2015SLAYER’s seventh studio album, Diabolus In Musica, is ranked at #74, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 1998.

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4 – 18 – 2015Divine Intervention, the sixth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #86, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 1994.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

REST IN PEACE, JEFF HANNEMAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IRON SAVIOR – Unveil Live DVD/CD Details!

Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, Power Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on April 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Savior - Live At The Final Frontier - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #ISMO05AFM

German power metallers IRON SAVIOR will release their first ever DVD/Live CD “Live At The Final Frontier” on May 29th. It includes the recordings of the band’s show in their hometown Hamburg (from January 2015) and comes as exclusive DVD/2CD Digipak.

Tracklisting:

DVD
1. Ascendence (Intro)
2. Last Hero
3. Starlight
4. The Savior
5. Revenge Of The Bride
6. Break The Curse
7. Burning Heart
8. Mind Over Matter
9. Hall Of The Heroes
10. R U Ready
11. Condition Red
12. I’ve Been To Hell
13. Heavy Metal Never Dies
14. Coming Home
15. Iron Watcher (Medley)
16. Atlantis Falling
17. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest Cover)
+ (additional Backstage/concert footage)

CD 1
1. Ascendence (Intro)
2. Last Hero
3. Starlight
4. The Savior
5. Revenge Of The Bride
6. Break The Curse
7. Burning Heart
8. Mind Over Matter

CD 2
1. Hall Of The Heroes
2. R U Ready
3. Condition Red
4. I’ve Been To Hell
6. Coming Home
7. Iron Watcher (Medley)
8. Atlantis Falling
9. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest Cover)

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Source:

AFM Records - Logo - Large!

Website: http://www.afm-records.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON SAVIOR.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH – Entering The Studio To Record New Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , on April 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo courtesy of Ides Bergen

Los Angeles Stoner Metal band BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH will be entering the studio May 8th with legendary producer Billy Anderson to record the follow-up to acclaimed 2012 release Defender, RedeemistThe as-yet untitled album is tentatively scheduled for a Summer 2015 release

The new album will mark the debut of vocalist Jordan Nalley who took the reigns following the tragic 2013 death of Kevin McDade in a car accident. The album will also be the first for new bassist Jason “Cas” Casanova (SASQUATCH).

The band has posted a video of its March 18th performance at Los Globos in L.A. Check it out at this location.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

www.facebook.com/beholdthemonolith

beholdthemonolith.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, KEVIN MCDADE.

Stone.

CRYPTIC HYMN – “Revel In Disgust” (Single) – A Metal Odyssey Review

Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Cryptic Hymn - Revel In Disgust - promo single cover pic - 2015 - #449MO

4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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Newly formed Blackened Death Metal troupe, CRYPTIC HYMN, have released their debut single, Revel In Disgust, this past January and you can listen to it below… plus it is available as a name your price download! CRYPTIC HYMN are also to release a debut album sometime in 2015; therefore this debut single is their sonic launching pad to Metal fans everywhere.

Founded back in 2014, CRYPTIC HYMN originate from Paducah, Kentucky and do deliver a quality aural Metal assault with Revel In Disgust. Featuring ex-Voyage of Slaves members Dave Palenske, Jon Grace, and Nathaniel Vowell as well as Josh Mumford of Anagnorisis, this Metal band exhibits their well executed talent and chemistry on their debut song; like seasoned Metal veterans ready to seek, conquer and destroy all the non-believers that stray into their Metal path.

Brutality is what your eardrums are to expect from this Blackened Death Metal song; with welcomed shades of Thrash for good Metal measure. I really dig this song Revel In Disgust and I cannot wait to hear the finished debut album from CRYPTIC HYMN. Click below and support CRYPTIC HYMN while your brain absorbs their intense brand of Metal! Metal be thy name. – Stone

Cryptic Hymn - promo band pic - #2015CHMO1

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* For more info on CRYPTIC HYMN:

Facebook: Cryptic Hymn

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CRYPTIC HYMN.

LONG LIVE KENTUCKY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 13th… A Brief PANTERA Edition

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Pantera - Classic Band Logo - #1991DDABV1FMO1

On April 13th, 1991 – The mighty PANTERA performed at The Ritz in Roseville, Michigan, USA.

Pantera - The Best Of - Promo Album Cover pic - #333777PDDMO04

On April 13th, 2015 – The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboy’s Vulgar Hits! is ranked at #17 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Honestly, if you do not own any PANTERA CDs, start off with this gem; it will get you hooked into buying everything else in their discography. Plus, this release also contains a DVD with a dozen of PANTERA’s music video’s. Freaking amazing stuff it is.

Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power - Promo Cover Pic!

2015PANTERA’s sixth studio album, Vulgar Display Of Power, is ranked at #50 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yes, this album features the timeless Metal songs: Walk, Hollow and Fucking Hostile. This incredible album was released back in February of 1992. This PANTERA album is such an essential album to own that it’s beyond mandatory. Really.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF PANTERA.

REST IN PEACE DIMEBAG DARRELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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