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HELLION – Announces New Contest And Free Download!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Hellion - Ann Boleyn - Maxxxwell Carlisle - 2015 - promo pic - Contest

From Hellion:

We just announced a new contest!  To enter, just tell us which cover song you’d like to hear Hellion record? The best 5 submissions will receive a Hellion prize pack. Enter your submissions here!

Also we just added the 1983 recording of Backstabber as a free download.  To get yours, go to the Official Hellion page, then look at the bottom right corner and click on the FREE button!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!







Pavement Music To Release Self-titled Album From Thrash Pioneers SONICK PLAGUE

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Pavement Music has announced a July 24 release for the self-titled, re-recorded and re-energized version of the 1988 debut from old-school thrash-masters Sonick Plague. Originally titled “What’s the Purpose,” this updated version of the album was recorded at the legendary Carriage House Studios and captures the powerful energy and grit of the origins of thrash metal.

Sonick Plauge are veterans (and some say) pioneers of the classic, thrash metal sound. This raw and lively sound originated in the hills of West Virginia in 1984. The lineup was solidified in Connecticut a few years later with founders Ken Cuccaro (drums) and Tim Meehan (guitars), along with Tony Teodoro (guitars) and Sean Donnelly (bass, vox).

Things started moving for Plague when they landed their first show at the legendary Anthrax in Norwalk, CT. Owners Shaun and Brian Sheriden signed the metal quartet to their own label (Anthrax Records) and the debut album, What’s the Purpose, was released in 1988. Immediately after the album’s release, Tim Meehan retreated south and (after an exhaustive search) was replaced by childhood friend Chuck Crilly (guitars). The band embarked on a self-supported tour and played alongside the likes of Death Angel, Voivod, Gwar, Pantera, Ludichrist, Crumbsuckers and many more. The tour took its toll on the guys and after a couple unsuccessful lineup changes, the band dissolved.

In 2012 Sonick Plague lost their beloved friend and brother Tony Teodoro. The tragic and untimely passing found Ken, Sean and Chuck talking again and soon back to their old musical form. Matt Dupre was recruited to round out the reformed band and a decision was made to re-record and release the debut album while they continue working on material for a follow-up.

Sonick Plague - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #033033MONS

Track List:

Street Wars

My Gun


I Don’t Want to Relax

View of Death

One Swift Kick

Misc Bullshit



Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

Source: ClawHammer PR

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Debut Album Of Finnish Metal Band BLACK .44 Is Completed, With Release Date Of August 28th 2015; Digisingle Releasing In July

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Black .44 - The Outlaw - promo album cover pic - 2015 - MO0222

BLACK .44 has been busy in the studio this spring. Their very first album is now ready and will be released on August 28th 2015 by Inverse Records. The album is called “No Blanks”. It contains 9 songs, which take the listener on a journey to the BLACK .44 world of strong riffs and feisty melodies. It’s spiced up with a pinch of southern metal and stoner vibes.

One of the songs, “The Outlaw”, will be available on July 24th 2015 as a digital download on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

“No Blanks” includes the following songs:

  1. Overcome
  2. Hometown Murderer
  3. The Red Saint
  4. Into the Grace
  5. Born Wrong
  6. The Outlaw
  7. The Eyes Above
  8. Shit Hits The Fan
  9. From Right to Wrong

More info:



Inverse Records - logo - #2015IRMO





On This Day In METAL History – July 2nd… From LED ZEPPELIN To JUNGLE ROT

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Mannheim - Concert flyer - promo pic - 2015 - #monasagfwtao

On July 2nd, 1980 – The outstanding Led Zeppelin performed in Germany at Eissporthalle. Led Zeppelin was touring in support of their eighth studio album: In Through The Out Door.

Foreigner - 4 - promo album cover pic - #1981MJ

On July 2nd, 1981Foreigner released their fourth album, aptly titled: 4. This album went on to become Foreigner’s first and only album to reach number one on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, while eventually selling six million (plus) copies in the United States. Good golly!!

Iron Maiden - publicity band pic - #996605

On July 2nd, 2012 – On their Maiden England Tour, the incredible IRON MAIDEN performed at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, USA. Hallowed Be Thy Name!

Bitter End - Illusions Of Dominance - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #mogasf

On July 2nd, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Illusions Of Dominance, from San Antonio’s BITTER END is ranked at #21, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa, man!

Jungle Rot - Order Shall Prevail - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #mongaslb

On July 2nd, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Order Shall Prevail, from Wisconsin’s JUNGLE ROT is ranked at #40, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Great Caesar’s ghost!


Gene Hoglan & Stone - 2012




MAGISTER TEMPLI – To Release ‘Into Duat’ On Cruz Del Sur Music In August

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Magister Templi - promo band photo - 2015 - #4408NIL

After having deeply explored the different aspects of Crowley’s philosophy on their previous releases Iao Sabao and Lucifer Leviathan Logos, Norwegian occult Heavy Metal band MAGISTER TEMPLI returns with its second full length, Into Duat, in which they focus thematically on some of the central myths and gods of Egyptian Mythology (“Duat” is the realm of the God Osiris).

Into Duat is targeted for release at the end of August, followed by an active live campaign, which will bring the band to play at the No Sleep Til Dublin Festival 2015 and afterwards on an European tour with Christian Mistress. Into Duat was recorded in Oslo between Evil Octopus and Sorcerer studios, with former band member Simon Aarset as technician.

As in their vinyl 7” release Nyarlathotep (2014), the band had moved even further away from their doom-inspired beginnings, towards a more open-minded musical experience strongly based on filthy traditional Heavy Metal. Heavy guitars, intense drumming and commanding vocals are key ingredients.

Track List:

  1. Creation
  2. The Lord of the Morning
  3. Osiris
  4. Horus the Avenger
  5. Anubis
  6. Sobek
  7. Slaying Apophis
  8. Destruction


For more info:

Magister Templi Facebook

Cruz Del Sur Music - Logo - B&W


Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

ClawHammer PR





On This Day In METAL History – July 1st… From BON JOVI To STRAIGHT LINE STITCH

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on July 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bon Jovi - debut album - cover spread promo - 1984 - #69MO9633LGG

On July 1st, 1983Bon Jovi signed with Mercury Records. The following year, the debut and self-titled Bon Jovi album released, featuring the hit singles: Runaway and She Don’t Know Me. Holy smokes!

Iron Maiden - Maiden England - tour promo flyer - 2014 - #6933GALF

On July 1st, 2014 – On their Maiden England tour, the magnificent IRON MAIDEN performed at Herchesfeld in Roeser, Luxembourg. Run to the hills!

Straight Line Stitch - Transparency - promo CD flyer - 2015 - #3369MOGSNLB

On July 1st, 2015 – Tennessee’s Straight Line Stitch has their newly released Transparency EP ranked at #6, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Far out, man!

Butcher Babies - Take It Like A Man - promo album cover pic - 2015 - OFRGALOTMS

Butcher Babies - Take It Like A Man - promo album banner pic - 2015 - #9969HBBNAGAGOT

On July 1st, 2015Butcher Babies have their forthcoming studio album, Take It Like A Man, ranked at #11, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa! This album will release on August 21st, 2015.


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BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH – Seattle Doom Merchants To Kick Off North American Live Incursion With Neurosis Next Month

Posted in Metal, Music, rock music, news with tags , , , on June 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth - promo band photo - 2015 - #0615ILNVM

Debut Listed Among NPR Music’s 25 Favorite Albums Of 2015 (So Far)

Seattle doom merchants, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH, will bring their lumbering odes to stages throughout North America next month supporting Neurosis. Slated to embark on July 31st in Lawrence, Kansas, the trek will coil its way through sixteen cities, including one headlining performance, coming to a close on August 16th in Houston, Texas. Additional support will be provided by The Body, Sumac, Iron Tongue and Pinkish Black on select dates.

Comments legendary guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle of the journey, “Being a huge fan of what Neurosis does for so long, we are really excited that we have the honor and privilege of being support for them on this tour. It is a gift for us to be able to do this.”

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH features Doyle, formerly of Tad and Hog Molly, bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Anunnaki). The trio undraped their lead-footed, self-titled debut last February via Neurot Recordings. Captured at Robert Lang Studios and Doyle’s own Witch Ape Studio and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Eyehategod, Taurus, Ommadon et al), Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth splices thick, jagged riffs through chilling post-punk drumming and hulking compositions that blow soulfully hot and desolately cold, sometimes within the confines of one track and serves as Doyle’s first recorded release in nearly fifteen years.

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BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH is the sound of earthly decomposition and planetary ruin; a slow, suffocating, spellbinding dance towards a looming apocalypse. Having already earned hails from fans and media globally, NPR Music recently listed the band’s debut among its 25 Favorite Albums Of 2015 (So Far) noting, “Seattle’s Tad Doyle has been at this heavy game coming on three decades now. With bands like Tad and Hog Molly, he could take a bummer riff and make it boil and hum in ways others just couldn’t. Years in the making, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH‘s debut is a thoroughly satisfying doom metal LP that is fully awake and teeming with power.”

7/31/2015 Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/01/2015 Mill City – Minneapolis, MN w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/02/2015 The Majestic – Madison, WI w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/03/2015 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/04/2015 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/05/2015 St. Andrews – Detroit, MI w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/06/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/07/2015 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY * BOTSC headlining show
8/08/2015 Paradise – Boston, MA w/ Neurosis, Sumac, The Body
8/09/2015 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/11/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/12/2015 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/13/2015 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/14/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/15/2015 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA w/ Neurosis, Iron Tongue
8/16/2015 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX w/ Neurosis, Pinkish Black

Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth is currently available on CD or LP at THIS LOCATION.

“The Bros.’ debut lurches to life with a lumbering, grunge-influenced tune, ‘Lava’… From here, things slow down to funeral doom pace for much of the next six tracks/35 minutes. However, the doom and darkness is shaded with some interesting melodic textures and moments of lightness that come at unexpected times and add a dynamic gravity to the material.” – Decibel


Source: Earsplit PR

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Brothers of the Sonic Cloth





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