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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


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Wicked Inquisition Twitter

Wicked Inquisition Bandcamp


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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

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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


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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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


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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

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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

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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)

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TANK – Brazilian Assault Tour 2014 – Here’s All The Metal Info!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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TANK will be touring Brazil this June and here are 2 tour flyers (above & below) to give you the Metal skinny on it all. Be sure to check out the special guest announcement below! Metal be thy name!

As reported by TANK on

We are very pleased to announce that we will have some very special guests joining us on our first tour of Brazil next month.

We welcome back original Dragonforce frontman ZP Theart to our ranks. We had the privilige of sharing the stage with him at last years Rockhard Festival in Germany and the PPM festival in Belgium.

Joining us on drums will be our old friend and former Sodom member Bobby Schottkowski.

On bass we welcome Barend Courbois who is also a current member of German metallers Blind Guardian.

This line up is designed for Maximum Metal.

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VILE REGRESSION – Reveal New Record Details

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

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Formed from the ashes of Irish Extreme Metal outfit Vistor Q; Vile Regression hit the scene in 2010 and released their debut record ‘The Pattern Evolves’ in 2011 via Casket Music.

Much to critics praise, Vile Regression went on from the release to share stages with prolific heavyweights such as Dyscarnate, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Unearth.

After building a reputation as a tight and energetic new addition to the Extreme Metal underground, 2013 saw the band head back to the studio to record a new installment… ‘Empires’.

Today the Irish Extreme Metal outfit release details for ‘Empires’ and the track listing which can be seen below.

1) Tides
2) Raze The Complexity
3) Dream Of The Red Chamber
4) Thought Replication
5) The Abstract
6) Down To A Sunless Sea
7) The Empyrean Divide

‘Empires’ will be released independently on July 21st 2014.
Comments the band: “We feel, ‘Empires’ is a very powerful word, invoking strength and confidence. The title came from the overarching theme within the lyrics, that being, positivity and empowerment in one’s life.”

“While ‘The Pattern Evolves’ dealt with very specific themes of corruption and governments, ‘Empires’ is much more positive. Lyrically the songs deal with different aspects of human emotions such as reaching your potential in life and being the master of your own empire. Songs such as ‘Raze The Complexity’ and ‘The Abstract’ are basically about being confident in yourself and purging the toxic and harmful elements around you.”


(Source: Future PR)

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MORBID SLAUGHTER “Wicca” – 7″ Vinyl Is A Blackened Thrash Metal Ticket To Hell

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on May 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


MORBID SLAUGHTER – Lima, Peru’s Blackened Thrash mob, Morbid Slaughter, have a new 7″ vinyl releasing on May 31st, via Boris Records. The two songs that will be your ticket to hell are: Wicca and Nightly Breath Of God. Both songs summon any or all evil vibrations from Center Earth and are guaranteed to make any true underground Metal dweller psyched-out of his or her freaking Metal mind!

With blackened vocals and furious throwback Thrash, (with a hint of punk groove), Morbid Slaughter have reminded me, once again, that Metal is still being created justly, with 100% allegiance to the dark and subterranean world of Metal. Buy this new offering from Morbid Slaughter and let their Blackened ways elate you or scare the pent-up fecal matter out of your intestines; it’s a grand Metal feeling either way. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track Listing & Running Times:

Wicca (3:59)

Nightly Breath Of God (4:19)

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CORPRIT CONVICT – Convicts Take Over Children’s Charities; Debut Album “Come Clean” Available Now

Posted in charities, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Kentucky-based, heavy metal band Corprit Convict is partnering with Kosair Children’s Charity and the Ronald McDonald House, in an effort to raise money for the children’s hospital and family-housing facilities.

On May 9, 2014, the female-fronted-foursome will be headlining a show at Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville, Kentucky, starting at 9:00 pm. All proceeds earned by the band for that show will go to support both charities.

On April 22, 2014, the band released their debut, Come Clean, with a portion of the album sales also going to support both charities.

KT (singer) and Evan (drummer) have a deep, personal connection with both charities. “Our son, Hayden, spent the first 4 weeks of his life at Kosair before he passed away 3 months later. The nurses there took excellent care of our boy and they were just amazing all around. I’m so happy we can finally give something back,” – KT.

Kosair Childrens’ Hospital is Kentucky’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric care facility dedicated exclusively to caring for children and is an advocate for the health and well-being of all children.

Ronald McDonald House Charities is a place families of seriously ill children call home during crisis and uncertainty. Since opening their doors, they have helped more than 70,000 family members from all 50 states and several international locations. Since opening their doors 30 years ago, they have given more than $1,000,000 in grants to organizations that support children.


“When you get a metal band, like Corprit Convict, you get a taste of what Reverbnation says is #1 in that genre….Starting from a 2 piece garage band to a high-ranking group is no small feat….No matter what, you should definitely be able to notice the potential these guys have.”

- Daniel Morrison, CEO, Hip Rock Magazine

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Come Clean is now available for $5 on Bandcamp, the band’s website and ReverbNation. To listen to, purchase and support CORPRIT CONVIICT, simply click on the Bandcamp box below:

Come Clean track listing:

1) Sickening
2) Rattlesnake
3) Applicator
4) Disavow
5) Left for Dead
6) 3 Ring
7) Jackknife
8) Crawl to Learn


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Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Diabolical Death/ Black Metal giants BELPHEGOR have just revealed the cover design of their forthcoming album ‘CONJURING THE DEAD’. 
The artwork was created by Greek artist, Seth Siro Anton who also painted the cover of ‘Pestapokalypse IV’ in 2006.

Helmuth comments:

“The spectacular cover, the offensive lyrical content, the Death Musick. BELPHEGOR´s nine new sound collages are a new dimension of intensity and dynamics.”

Seth adds:

”Once you can customize the basic principles of Renaissance painting and deriving energy/data from chaotic reservoir of unconscious… you get BELPHEGOR´s “CONJURING THE DEAD” cover art.”

‘CONJURING THE DEAD’ was recorded at Mana Studios in Florida under the direction of Eric Rutan. Three and a half years have past since the highly praised album ‘Blood Magick Necromance’ was released. BELPHEGOR are back to conquer – possessed, on fire and stronger than ever!

The tenth studio album of one of the most bizarre and authentic bands in the world of Metal will be unleashed on August 8th (EU/ North America) and August 11th (UK/FR) via Nuclear Blast.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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BATTLECROSS – Launches Three Live Bootlegs; Roadside Takeovers With Killswitch Engage Continue

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Detroit Metal squad, BATTLECROSS, just launched three new live bootlegs! POV Recordings recently shot and edited live videos of “Flesh & Bone,” “Never Coming Back” and “Kaleb” from the band’s show at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. The videos can be seen on the Metal Blade Records, BATTLECROSS, and POV Recordings YouTube channels. Click the links below to watch them now!

“Flesh & Bone” – HERE 

“Never Coming Back” – HERE 

“Kaleb” – HERE 

BATTLECROSS recently kicked off a North American tour with Killswitch Engage and Trivium, which was preceded by a headlining show on April 30th at Dingbatz in New Jersey. The trek will wrap up at the end of May, before the band ventures to Europe in June for a series of festival appearances, as well as club shows with Huntress.

BATTLECROSS will be touring in support of latest album, War Of Will, which debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the Top Current Albums chart, #2 on the Heatseeker chart, #15 on the Current Hard Music chart, #16 on the Hard Music Overall chart, and #32 on the Independent Albums chart! This marks the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut. Additionally, War Of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes metal chart on the day of release.

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BATTLECROSS w/ Killswitch Engage

5/12/2014 – Capones – Johnson City, TN w/ Trivium (No Killswitch Engage)

5/13/2014 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Trivium (No Killswitch Engage)

5/15/2014 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD w/ Trivium, Nothing More

5/16/2014 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI w/ Trivium, Devil You Know (No Killswitch Engage)

5/17/2014 – London Music Hall – London, ON w/ Trivium

5/18/2014 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY w/ Nothing More

5/20/2014 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL w/ Trivium, Nothing More

5/21/2014 – The Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA w/ Trivium (No Killswitch Engage)

5/22/2014 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN w/ Trivium, Nothing More

5/23/2014 –  Centerstage Bar & Grill – Kokomo, IN w/ Black Fast

5/24/2014 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO w/ Black Fast

5/25/2014 – Aftershock – Merriam, KSw/ Black Fast

5/26/2014 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep

5/27/2014 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM w/ Nothing More

5/28/2014 – Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO w/ Nothing More
End Tour

8/09/2014 – Dirtfest @ Birch Run Expo Center – Birch Run, MI


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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“Terrorizer’s Secret History Of Norway” – Special Issue Dedicated To History Of 1990′s Black Metal Scene Is Out Now!

Posted in Black Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Terrorizer Facebook page:

Terrorizer’s Secret History of Norway is out now! We bring you the history of all that transpired in that famous black metal scene of the early 1990s – the music, the mayhem, the murders and the controversy. We get the oral history on what it was actually like to be a part of that scene, as told by key players like The True Mayhem‘s Necrobutcher, Darkthrone‘s Fenriz and Satyricon‘s Satyr, to name but a few.

But don’t think black metal is all that Norway has to offer, as we also explore everything from avant-garde weirdness to death metal destruction and the fury of Oslo punk, as well as bringing you our list of essential Norwegian albums.

Click here to get your copy!


Stone Says: Whoa! I came across this whiz-bang magazine from Terrorizer and now I MUST get myself a copy! This looks to be a grand source for the history of 90′s Black Metal! Barnes & Noble… here I come! Metal be thy name.


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NOISEM – Locks May Tour With Jarhead Fertilizer

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Upcoming Single Confirmed For A389 Release

Baltimore Death/Thrash mosh motivators, NOISEM, fresh off of the massive North American Decibel Magazine Tour alongside Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder and Gorguts, have just confirmed another string of live actions for this month.

From May 13th through the 20th, NOISEM will entangle their ultra-rabid whirlwind of divebomb-infused speed metal and mangled death structures on an eight-city run in the Northeast US, including Brooklyn, York, Buffalo, Erie, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Bethesda and Ocean City. Support for the quick but deadly trek will be provided by Ocean City’s grueling hardcore/powerviolence crew, Jarhead Fertilizer, featuring members of Full Of Hell.

NOISEM also just tracked a new single for A389 called Consumed, which is being slated for release this Fall. More info will follow in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out the track, “Defiled,” released as part of Decibel Magazine’s Flexi Series, HERE.

NOISEM w/ Jarhead Fertilizer:

5/13/2014 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY

5/14/2014 The Depot – York, PA

5/15/2014 The Lair – Buffalo, NY

5/16/2014 Basement Transitions – Erie, PA

5/17/2014 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH

5/18/2014 TBA – Pittsburgh, PA

5/19/2014 Chef Tony’s Restaurant – Bethesda, MD

5/20/2014 Swirled World – Ocean City, MD

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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REAPER – German Metal Warriors Signs To Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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REAPER – Photo credit: Leif Lohne

From Massacre Records:

We’re delighted to announce the signing of REAPER from Germany!

The journey of REAPER began back in 1984 when Peter “Onkel Eff” Fickert (drums), Andreas Maus (guitar), Robert Kölling (guitar) und Matthias “Mäfju” Kraft (bass) decided to make music together. Within the first months, Robert Kölling was replaced by Daniel Zimmermann and singer Thomas Bennecke joined the band’s ranks.

Soon after the band’s formation, the band started to release first demos as well as the debut album “Beyond All Time” in 1990 via Bellaphon. The studio albums “The Years Within” (1992 via Mausoleum) and “Gardens Of Seth” (2009 via STF Records) followed, as well as other demos and CD Compilations.

The band’s line-up changed in the following years, currently featuring Daniel Zimmermann (lead vocals, guitar), Matthias Kraft (bass, backing vocals), Benni Lodewig (guitar, backing vocals) and Jan Breede (drums).

In the past 30 years, REAPER played a lot of gigs and were part of festivals such as the Ragnarock Open Air, Power Of Metal Festival, Masters Of Cassel and Swordbrothers Festival.

REAPER’s upcoming 4th full-length album “An Atheist Monument” is set to be released in late July via Massacre Records!


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