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IRON MAIDEN – To Perform 2 Concerts In Tokyo, Japan This April

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 6, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The super legendary IRON MAIDEN will play 2 nights at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan on April 20th and 21st.

Tickets go on general sale on March 12th.

For more info, click on the link below:


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AMON AMARTH Announces North American Headlining Tour With Entombed A.D. And Exmortus + Los Angeles And New York City Appearances By Johan Hegg

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 26, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Swedish Metal kings, AMON AMARTH, today confirm the details of their North American headlining tour this Spring. Set to run from April 7th through May 21st, the lengthy trek will find the band joined by fellow Swedes Entombed A.D and young USA Metal upstarts Exmortus! Presale tickets are available now at Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 29th at 10AM local time at

The tour will follow the release of AMON AMARTH‘s tenth studio album, Jomsviking, set for unveiling in North America via Metal Blade Records on March 25th. Jomsviking – the band’s first concept record in their storied career – tells a tragic tale of love and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic Metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory). The epic original story is set in the world of the Jomsvikings, the legendary order of mercenary Vikings.

By far their most ambitious project to date, Jomsviking is available for preorder in various formats now at where fans can also view the video for the album’s first single, First Kill. Produced by Grupa 13 and directed by Darek Szermanowicz (Behemoth), First Kill was filmed in Gohrweide, Germany and Warsaw, Poland and features a cinematic depiction of the violent, brutal lyrics, along with powerful live footage of the band performing with their full dragon head and pyro stage-set.

Johan Hegg will be spinning First Kill and his own playlist at two public appearances in New York City and Los Angeles: the NYC event will be held at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on February 2nd at 9:00PM, while the LA event will be held at Grill ‘Em All in Alhambra on February 9th at 5:00PM.

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AMON AMARTH w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus:
4/07/2016 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
4/08/2016 The Pressroom – Phoenix, AZ
4/09/2016 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
4/10/2016 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
4/12/2016 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
4/13/2016 The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
4/15/2016 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
4/16/2016 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
4/17/2016 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
4/18/2016 The Ritz – Tampa, FL
4/20/2016 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
4/21/2016 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
4/22/2016 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
4/23/2016 House Of Blues – Boston, MA
4/25/2016 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
4/26/2016 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
4/28/2016 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
4/29/2016 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
4/30/2016 The Danforth – Toronto, ON
5/01/2016 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
5/02/2016 St. Andrews – Detroit, MI
5/04/2016 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
5/05/2016 The Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
5/06/2016 The Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
5/07/2016 The Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
5/09/2016 Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
5/10/2016 Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
5/12/2016 The Garrick Winnipeg, MB
5/13/2016 O’Brian’s Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
5/14/2016 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
5/16/2016 The Commodore – Vancouver, BC
5/17/2016 Showbox Market – Seattle, WA
5/18/2016 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
5/20/2016 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
5/21/2016 The Wiltern Theater – Los Angeles, CA

Johan Hegg – Vocals
Ted Lundström – Bass
Johan Söderberg – Guitar
Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar


Source: Earsplit PR

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WITCH CROSS – Announces New Drummer And Festival News!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 23, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Witch Cross have parted company with drummer Lars Bjørnstad. The band wish him good luck with his new adventures and thank him for all the fun we have had over the last 4 years.

Witch Cross are delighted to welcome new drummer Jesper Haugaard who is also a member of Danish Rock band Crime Club.

Jesper will make his live debut with Witch Cross when they play at The Ultimate Revenge of Heavy Metal Festival in Finland ‪on March 4th.


Jesper Haugaard

Bass player and founding member Jan ‘Little John’ says: “Jesper is the right person for Witch Cross and we look forward to gigging and recording with him in 2016.”

The band is currently working on their third album, set to be released later this year.







FEAR OF DOMINATION – Unleashes A New Wicked Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The fourth studio album of Fear of Domination is titled Atlas and it will be released on March 11. It is the darkest and heaviest masterpiece FoD has ever done.

The Finnish shock Industrial Metal band Fear of Domination will give a totally new definition to “spring break” by unleashing its fourth studio album Atlas,on March 11. The vocalist and the lyricist of the band Saku Solin describes Atlas as the darkest and the heaviest album the band has ever done.

Solin describes, that Atlas is about the moment, when all the light in the world has faded, and a human being is left to wander with his crushing burden.

“The question is, is the burden self-created, imagined or concrete. We’ve all had a bit of an emotion-filled year. I think we have efficiently packed primitive rage, desperation and misery here. It wasn’t a conscious decision. This is how we felt, and fuck, we did what had to be done.”

The string instruments are crunching lower than before and the composer and keyboardist of the band Lasse Raelahti has created a harmony of chaos and beauty with his synthesizer. Fans were given the first taste of blood, when the band released the music video single El Toro in the autumn.


The lyrics of the album are also more straight and brutal than before.The vocal producer Helena Haaparanta whipped everything out of the singer. Solin reveals from the album, that the rasp and growl vocals can change quickly to “freakishly annoyingly poppish” singing.

“We have always loved to create some contrast. Even though the lyrics are about the collapse of the mind and the world, suddenly there can be an opera-kind-of part or then it could be from E-Types disco song.”

The drums and the basses were recorded in D-studio, the guitars in the apartment of the lead guitarist and composer Johannes Niemi and the vocals in another studio in city of Kerava. The producers Alex Azzali and Nicholas Barker mixed and mastered the album in Italy. The cover art is created by Timo Kokko.

Fear of Domination is ready for the live-shows of the spring and is more insane than ever. The band is famous for their theatrical and half-crazy shows filled with energy. The year 2016 started with sold out MeriRock in January and will continue with three-day tour of MetalOrgy.

”We are looking forward to the gigs! We are able to use some new ideas and of course, to play the new songs. There are a couple of new ones, that I am sure will rock the hell out of the crowd”, Solin smiles.

Fear of Domination was found in 2006. The third album Distorted Delusions was published in 2014.


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Seattle Thrashers FALLEN ANGELS Stream New Single ‘Into The Abyss’ Via Revolver Mag

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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L- R – Steve Spitzbart – Drums, Bradzilla – Vocals, Erik Hanson – Guitars, Carl Larsson – Bass, Matt Be Roth – Guitars (Photo Credit – Aaron Meyers)

Video – Nightmare – Watch here + Free Song Download here.

Song Stream – Forsaken Existence – Listen here.


New Album Out ‘World In Decay’ Produced By Legendary Thrash Producer Michael Rosen

Seattle, WA thrashers FALLEN ANGELS have teamed up with Revolver Magazine for the stream of their latest single ‘Into The Abyss’ in support of their third studio release ‘World In Decay’ produced by Grammy award-winning Metal producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Forbidden, Testament, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam, Tesla, Vicious Rumors).

To listen to ‘Into The Abyss’, please visit the following link:

‘World In Decay’ was released on August 4th via their indie label Cyberdyne Records to follow 2010’s ‘Engines of Oppression’ and 2008 debut ‘Rise From Ashes’ released on Metal On Metal Records. To order ‘World In Decay’, please visit here.

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Track Listing – Fallen Angels – ‘World In Decay’

  1. The Hammer’s Blow (4:25)
  2. Nightmare (4:58) [Free Download]
  3. Forsaken Existence (5:05) [Video]
  4. Leading the Blind (4:36)
  5. Fire At Eden’s Gate (6:13)
  6. Into The Abyss (5:39)
  7. The Hour of the Time (5:40)
  8. Mortis Ex Machina (4:28)

Album Length: 41:08


Capturing the classic Thrash sound of the Big Four in their prime; early Metallica, Testament, Slayer, and Megadeth as well as lesser known cult heroes Exodus, Annihilator, Forbidden and Havok. FALLEN ANGELS is influenced by a wide range of 80’s thrash as well as classic metal from the 70’s and 80’s. The band combines these elements in a fresh, modern sounding album with the explosive riffs and solos that one might have expected to hear on the radio around 1989. FALLEN ANGELS is a band that Thrash fans and more classic Metal oriented fans can agree on because the music is catchy but also very aggressive.

For more info, please visit:


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Stoner Metal Trio CENTIPEDE To Release Debut Album In March!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Centipede is a heavy hitting Stoner Metal trio from Helsinki, Finland. Formed in 2011, they have released two well received EP’s and a 7” split. Sarnath is the Centipede’s debut full length album that resumes from where the band left off with their previous Brazen Bull EP. 8 songs of heavy Stoner Metal brings together the different sides of Centipede: slow stomping and fast pummeling. Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, part of the record forms a story of a doomed city that also gives its name to the album.

In addition to a digital release there will be a small batch of CDs and with the record release a two-song 12″ vinyl single that comes with a download code for the whole album. The album is released March 4th 2016 by Inverse Records.


An official promo video “Drown” is taken from the upcoming album and it can be seen here or below:

Tar Pit (EP, 2012)
Brazen Bull (EP, 2013)
On Crimson Seas (7” split with Jupiter, 2013)
Sarnath (2016)
Drown / The Unspoken (12″ single, 2016)

Markus Nurminen: Guitar, vocals
Ville Pirhonen: Bass
Eero Wallenius: Drums









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CASKET ROBBERY – ‘Evolution Of Evil’ Coming In March On Mortal Music / Official Video Released

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 16, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Madison, Wisconsin Death Metallers CASKET ROBBERY will release its full-length debut album Evolution of Evil March 4 on Mortal Music. CASKET ROBBERY is an up and coming Death Metal band created by the minds of Cory Scheider (LUNA MORTIS, EPICUREAN, ECHOTERRA) and Dustin Foesch.

New Noise Magazine has premiered the official video for the album’s opening track, “Annibelle’s Hell,” which can be viewed at this location.

Metal evokes deep emotions from elation to introspection to revulsion On the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 2011 self-titled EP, CASKET ROBBERY runs the gamut, all the while burrowing its titanic sound deep into one’s psyche. The songs are at once pulverizing and memorable. Evolution of Evil is nothing short of pulse-pounding, unrelenting, and brutally catchy Death Metal.

Indeed, the undeniable grooves and hooks coupled with conceptual lyrics make CASKET ROBBERY the Death Metal band to watch in 2016.  Take a deep breath. Your unrelenting nightmare has just begun. Highly recommended for fans of JUNGLE ROT, GOJIRA, and PANTERA.

Evolution of Evil pre-order packages are available through Bandcamp. The CD can also be ordered from Big Cartel.

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CASKET ROBBERY have firmly established themselves as a brutal, heavy hitter in the live show realm by hitting the road hard after their first EP release.  Last year they took the time to re-evaluate and plan a devastating debut album release for 2016. They quickly brought in Greg Mueller to fill the drum spot and they brought on their own Cory Scheider to track, engineer, and produce a majority of Evolution of Evil.

The track “Pray for Death” features a solo from John Laux (WARBRINGER) and “Undead Living Hell” features a guest speaking role by horror filmmaker Cory Udler. With  the help of Chris Wisco (NOVEMBERS DOOM, JUNGLE ROT)  to mix the album and Cody Ratley (VILLAINS, DARKE COMPLEX) to master it, this will truly be a must-have album for 2016.



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