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MAUSOLEUM GATE – Self-Titled Debut Album = A METAL MUST OWN!

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

Mausoleum Gate - promo debut album cover pic

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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MAUSOLEUM GATE – Finland’s Mausoleum Gate sure did their Metal research when it comes to Classic/Traditional Metal; their self-titled, debut album makes for powerful sonic proof of my stating such. Many old school Metal fans will surely get jubilant over the overall sound, energy and rhythms that Mausoleum Gate have tapped into. This clever band has even tipped their hats to the NWOBHM vibrations as well. Guitar fueled songs such as Demon Droid and Lost Beyond The Sun showcases Mausoleum Gate as a Metal band that digs the classic six-string jam and long solos.

If I didn’t know better, I would honestly think Mausoleum Gate came from the late 70’s or early 80’s, they have absorbed that era of Metal stylings so well! Still, there is that ever presence of sonic relevancy due to the rejuvenated Traditional Metal scene that really never evaporated entirely in the first place. The splendid idea of Mausoleum Gate incorporating an organ to their Metal is nothing short of genius; it only captures those hazy shades of early 70’s Metal all the more glowingly.

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The bass and drumming on this album gives me the chills at times, with an almost haunting sense that this rhythm section plays. Great stuff. Vocalist V.-P Varpula is a marvelous listen, falling somewhere between Don Dokken and a restrained Bruce Dickinson. Um, I hope that makes sense. The title track is an epic 11:37 long and has  become one of those captivating songs that I love escaping from reality with. Great stuff.

This album is not Screaming For Vengeance and it’s not Iron Maiden either. Instead this album is a six song reminder that the seeds of Classic Metal were planted properly many years ago and propagated a very promising, very exciting Metal band known as Mausoleum Gate. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Mausoleum Gate was released on October 7th, 2014, via Cruz del Sur Music.

Turn the volume to HIGH and enjoy some MAUSOLEUM GATE! Support this tremendous METAL band! Whoa!

MAUSOLEUM GATE – Track Listing:

1. Magic Of The Gypsy Queen

2. Demon Droid

3. Lost Beyond The Sun

4. Mercenaries Of Steel

5. There Must Be Demons

6. Mausoleum Gate

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MAUSOLEUM GATE:

V.-P Varpula- vocals

Count L.F. – guitars

Kasperi Puranen – guitars

Wicked Ischanius – bass

Oscar Razanez- drums

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* For more info on MAUSOLEUM GATE:

Facebook: Mausoleum Gate

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE MAUSOLEUM GATE.

Stone.

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HORRIFIED “Descent Into Putridity” – Debut Death Metal Album Is Mandatory METAL!

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Horrified - Descent Into Putridity - promo cover pic

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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HORRIFIED – The world of Death Metal is a much more potent and kick-ass place to roam, especially when bands like the UK’s Horrified release such a blistering excellent album such as Descent Into Putridity. Old School Death Metal is celebrated on this album of seven blood soaked songs; seven songs of pummeling and relentless sonic assaults to my cranium!

There’s something about Death Metal that makes me feel like all is okay, just like a security blanket is to a tot. Trust me, my Metal brethren, when I say all is okay with this Horrified album! These songs suck me in, like a Death Metal vacuum to the outer-banks of Hell itself and I refuse to resist! Whoa! I have no problem letting the deathly grooves and insane speed of Horrified’s Death Metal engulf me, man it feels so right! Dan Alderson’s guttural vocal sounds are what gives this album that much more of a rabid and infectious bite!

Descent Into Putridity was released on October 21st, via cult Spanish label Memento Mori Records. It is amazing for me to realize that this is the debut album from Horrified; for this band plays as if they’ve been brutally assaulting eardrums together for a decade or more! For me to pick a favorite song on this album is ridiculous; it’s the entire seven song merciless sonic surge, that has made my Metal week so grand! Metal be thy name – Stone.

Below, blast the volume high for HORRIFIED and support this amazing band! Whoa!

Descent Into Putridity – Track Listing:

Tomb Of Rebirth

Narcolepsy

Mortally Deceased

Descent Into Putridity

Buried Among Putrified Flesh

Veil Of Souls

Repugnant Degeneration

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Click below for more info and to make a purchase:

Bandcamp: http://horrified.bandcamp.com/releases

Memento Mori: http://memento-mori.es/home.php

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LONG LIVE HORRIFIED.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CASTLE FREAK “Still Rotting” – Album Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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CASTLE FREAK – What do you get when you mix Death Metal, Punk, Thrash, Horror Metal and Extreme together? The end Metal result is an underground band known as: CASTLE FREAK. From parts unknown and signed to Tridroid Records, CASTLE FREAK plays some damn good, fast and very heavy stuff at that. Yes, CASTLE FREAK are quite good at this Metal thing they’re into. Even the album, um, cassette artwork is freaking underground!

With vocals that resonate the angst of Punk and pissed-off aura of Extreme Metal, I have found myself very pleased with every listen, indeed. Underground Metal should kick severe ass and this Still Rotting album has kicked my ass. All five songs on Still Rotting are decent beyond hell and serve as a Metal treat for those of us that still believe in the blue-collar Metal alleyways and hidden Metal fields of dreams. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Crank Up and BUY Some CASTLE FREAK, Below! Whoa!

STILL ROTTING – Track Listing:

Beneath These Streets

Sickening Corpses

Sherm

Caught In A Casket

Rotting

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Photo Credit: Malik Chehab

CASTLE FREAK:

Andrew Gigan – Vocals & Guitar

Blaze Reichert – Guitar

Dylan Zdanavage – Bass

Pierson Roe – Drums

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* For more info on CASTLE FREAK:

Facebook: Castle Freak

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LONG LIVE CASTLE FREAK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

POWERLORD “The Awakening” – Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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

Powerlord - The Awakening - promo cover pic - 2014

POWERLORD – Back on August 19th of this year, Shadow Kingdom Records released a 6 song album, The Awakening, from Powerlord. This band no longer exists yet their early 80’s Metal sure does! Powerlord were a Speed Metal band with Thrash stylings in the mix. The True Metal sound and feel of this band is as identifiable as grandma’s fresh-baked apple pie. That’s no lie. This album from Metal’s yesteryear has been another favorite of mine during 2014 and will be for a Metal millennium to come! Or more.

I need to write about the Metal that makes me feel freaking good and Powerlord puts me in that Metal zone! The echo tunnel vocals are old school, man! Only that early 80’s Metal scene was able to capture those kind of vocals or so it seems. There isn’t really a dull moment on The Awakening. Guitar driven, baby! My fellow Metal brethren will understand when I admit, that this album is one you just keep listening to over and over, both for its quality Metal and sonic nostalgia!

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Some may say that this Powerlord album sounds like a decent demo of early 80’s U.S. Metal. However, it’s much better than that! This band played tight and obviously had a grand sense of songwriting, rhythm and understanding of that era of Metal. It’s a sad shame that Powerlord never went further or were discovered by a rep in the record industry that knew what they were doing. No one can change the past, we can however, enjoy the Metal legacy of Powerlord and realize that their songs would indeed stand the test of Metal time. If you dig early 80’s Metal bands like Obsession, Cirith Ungol and Manowar’s Hail To England, then you should start salivating for this Powerlord album now. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Do yourself a Metal favor and listen to/buy some POWERLORD:

POWERLORD The Awakening – Track Listing:

  1. Masters of Death
  1. Malice
  1. Silent Terror
  1. The Invasion of the Lords
  1. Merciless Titans
  1. (The Awakening) Powerlord

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For purchasing information on this Powerlord album and other Shadow Kingdom Records releases, click here: this location.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE METAL LEGACY OF POWERLORD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

METAL – Yes, METAL Takes Over Top 3 Spots On Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart And Then Some!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

METAL.

LIVES.

‘NUFF SAID.

Revocation - Sanctuary - Lugal Ki En - Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart - November 1 - 2014

The Melvins - Hold It On - Billboard Heatseekers Chart - November 1 - 2014

Take a look for yourself above, at the TOP 3 Albums on this week’s Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart! WHOA! Metal be thy name! ALL METAL. Great METAL at that. The above chart is for the week ending November 1st, 2014.

With Revocation, Sanctuary and Rings Of Saturn taking over the top 3 spots, respectively and The Melvins at #5, the METAL message is clear: METAL WILL NEVER SURRENDER!! HAIL METAL!! 

How Billboard defines their Heatseekers Albums Chart:

The week’s top-selling albums by new or developing acts, defined as those who have never appeared on the top 100 of the Billboard 200 or the top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Country Albums, Latin Albums, Christian Albums or Gospel Albums. Titles are ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

* For a look at the complete Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, click below:

http://www.billboard.com/charts/heatseekers-albums

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* For more info on the bands:

Revocation

Sanctuary

Rings of Saturn

(the) Melvins

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SANCTUARY.

LONG LIVE REVOCATION.

LONG LIVE RINGS OF SATURN.

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

BATTLECROSS – Confirms Winter Warriors Headlining Tour Honoring America’s Veterans

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Battlecross - Wretched - Winter Warriors Headlining Tour - promo flyer - 2014

Following their originally scheduled support slot on the recently cancelled Machine Head tour, Detroit, Michigan’s BATTLECROSS will be heading back out on the road next month for more than two dozen headlining dates through North America. Dubbed the Winter Warriors tour, the trek will kick off on November 26th in Grand Rapids, Michigan and conclude on December 30th in Worcester, Massachusetts. Support will come from Wretched and War Of Ages.

In honor of the US Armed Forces, this Veterans Day BATTLECROSS will make a limited number of tickets available to VET TIX so that local members of the military may attend a show in their city at no cost. The band will also be donating a portion of the funds generated from sales of a limited edition tour shirt to a local veteran’s charity, and choose a veteran in each market for a VIP experience. On Veteran’s Day (November 11th) fans can nominate a friend or family member who has served our country and share their story and photo, with a member of the military being chosen to win a guitar and more at the end of the tour. On the same day, the band will also bring back merchandise from their first Metal Blade album, Pursuit Of Honor, in their official merch store, with a portion of the proceeds being set aside to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events to wounded veterans of the military following the events of September 11th, 2001.

To learn more about honoring a veteran through the tour or to help underwrite tickets for veterans, click HERE. Members of the military can inquire about free admission to the tour at www.vettix.org.

Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala adds: “We won’t let a cancelled tour stop BATTLECROSS from performing for our fans and the Winter Warriors Tour with Wretched and War Of Ages is the perfect way to remind our fans that you keep moving forward when challenges come up in life. Who knows perseverance more than those who bravely serve our country and we are honored to dedicate this tour to them. We are a band that stands for ideals such as loyalty, honor, sacrifice and perseverance through our lyrics and how we conduct ourselves, and hope the tour will be a fitting tribute to every service member who attends. We look forward to raging with our fans who serve or have served in the US Armed Forces and thank them again for their service.”

BATTLECROSS
w/ Wretched, War Of Ages

11/26/2014 The Stache @ The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/28/2014 BT Theater – Erie, PA
11/29/2014 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
11/30/2014 The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
12/02/2014 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
12/03/2014 Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
12/04/2014 Gas Monkey Bar N Grill – Dallas, TX
12/05/2014 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
12/06/2014 Backstage – Lubbock, TX
12/07/2014 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
12/08/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
12/09/2014 Whisky A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
12/10/2014 DNA Lounge – San Fancisco, CA
12/11/2014 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
12/12/2014 Adrenaline Sports Lounge – Las Vegas, NV
12/13/2014 The Alley – Sparks, NV
12/15/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/16/2014 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
12/17/2014 The Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN
12/18/2014 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
12/19/2014 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
12/20/2014 The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
12/26/2014 Opera House – Toronto, ON
12/27/2014 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
12/28/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
12/29/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

Battlecross - War Of Will - promo cover pic - 2013

BATTLECROSS‘ latest album, War Of Will, debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release in July of 2013. This was the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut! War Of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes Metal chart on the day of release. Watch the music video for “Never Coming Back” now at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on BATTLECROSS:

Facebook: Battlecross

http://www.battlecrossmetal.com

http://www.metalblade.com/battlecross

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LONG LIVE BATTLECROSS.

LONG LIVE WRETCHED & WAR OF AGES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KAINE – To Reunite With Original Drummer For One-Off Show

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kaine - The Waystone - promo cover pic - 2014

Kaine are pleased to announce that they will be reuniting with their original drummer and fellow band founder, Josh Moreton, for their gig at the Owl Sanctuary in Norwich (England) on January 17th, 2015. Current drummer, Chris MacKinnon is unable to make the show due to a family commitment.

Rage commented: “Josh was a very big part of Kaine’s foundation and we spent many hours putting together the songs that would end up on Falling Through Freedom. We also spent hours together jamming in sheds and taking those hard steps to becoming a regular gigging band which we were able to do after two years of solid work. It’s great to be playing with him again for this one show.”

This marks the first time Josh has played with the band in two years. Josh has since been playing drums in Dismanibus and Forged in Black.

Josh added: “I’m looking forward to a fun jam, sharing the stage with some old friends and excellent musicians again. Since then I’ve been working with Dismanibus on a new album. Recently, I’ve joined the Heavy Metal titans Forged in Black and we have our single The Exodus coming out on December 1st that I’m excited about, as it’s a pretty good song. I’ve seen Kaine many times since I left and they’ve gotten pretty tight, so it should be good fun.”

The original Kaine line-up came close to reunion earlier this year with the founding members agreeing to do a show which unfortunately fell through. The line-up for the Norwich show will effectively be reuniting the Falling Through Freedom line-up with the addition of Saxon Davids on guitar. The band will be doing a mixture of new and old material on the night.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

KAINE ONLINE:

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Twitter 

Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE KAINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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