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FREE MUSIC: Irish Tech Metallers VILE REGRESSION Release ‘Empires’

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Vile Regression - Free Music - Empires - album promo flyer - 2014

Yes, you did read it right, Irish tech metallers Vile Regression have just announced the release of their brand new record ‘Empires’ and it’s free for all.

Guitarist Brian Brady comments: “We’ve been blown away by the positive feedback we have received from the online metal community and printed metal press for ‘Empires’. The reviews have been incredibly positive and at this stage we want as many people to hear the record as possible! On top of this, the EP has already become available to download on various blogs and torrent sites, so rather than metal fans downloading a poor quality version, we want them to be able to download a full quality release of ‘Empires’, along with the artwork, lyrics and be able to share the download link with their friends. We hope people will enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it and look forward to seeing many of you on the road in 2015. Happy Christmas from Vile Regression!”

Praise For Vile Regression:

“…progressive death metal that easily sits alongside the output from most of today’s big extreme metal names.” – Metal Hammer

“The talent coming out of Ireland has been nothing short of staggering, and this Dublin-based crew are up there with the best of them.” – Zero Tolerance

“Another blistering metal band from the Emerald Isle that could have a big future.” – Powerplay Magazine


Vile Regression - Empires - EP - promo cover pic - 2014VR

‘Empires’ Track Listing:

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

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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.

After sharing stages with prolific heavyweights such as Dyscarnate, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Unearth, Vile Regression built a reputation as a tight and energetic new addition to the extreme metal underground and 2013 saw the band head back to the studio to record a new installment… ‘Empires’.

‘Empires’ was recorded at Trackmix Studio in Dublin, Ireland with producer Michael Richards and features 7 tracks of extreme metal; technical, yet not technical for the sake of it; with songs that would bode well on the ears of those with a penchant for progressive metal on the darker and heavier end. The record was officially released on July 21st, 2014.

Check out ‘The Empyrean Divide’ (Playthrough Video):


(Source: Future PR)

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Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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American Technical Death Metal duo APOCROPHEX are pleased to release The Grey, the first single from their highly anticipated début full length Suspended From the Cosmic Altaar.

The Grey is the opening track from the upcoming album, set to be released 3/10/15 on CD and digital via NJ-based Manicidic Records.

The band released the following statement about the song:

“We chose “The Grey” as first contact because it fully represents our evolution and progression from the Wheels Within Wheels EP so well. Fans that have only heard those 2 short tracks are in for an eye opener with this album, due to its massive leap forward in song structure, overall technicality and sheer power. Lyrically, the song presents the listener with the ever unsettling and horrific threat of being limited in option, to feeling and experiencing only constant fear, or ultimately nothing at all...”

Pre-order information will be available soon.

Listen to The Grey here:

Apocrophex - suspended from the cosmic altar - promo cover pic - 2014

Album cover artwork by: Raul Gonzalez.






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(Source: Dewar PR)





DEAD EARTH POLITICS – Post New Song From “Men Become Gods” EP

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on December 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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DEAD EARTH POLITICS have posted an unmastered version of Casting Stones, a brand new song set to appear on the band’s forthcoming EP, Men Become Gods. The EP is second in a series of three that began with last year’s acclaimed The Queen of Steel, and is scheduled for a March 2015 release.

Check out “Casting Stones” now at this location or below:

Defined by a relentless work ethic and loyalty to their rabid and ever-growing fanbase, DEAD EARTH POLITICS have launched a perk-laden IndieGoGo pre-order campaign for the EP. Rooted in the notion that music is an art form meant to be shared between artist and audience, supporters can take part in the perpetual rise of DEAD EARTH POLITICS and secure a copy of Men Become Gods (and much more) at the link below.

The Queen of Steel is available at

Dead Earth Politics - Men Become Gods - promo cover pic - #2015DEP

Track List:

Casting Stones

Men Become Gods

Ice & Fire

Crimson Dichotomy



“This is more than just a metal EP, it is a testament to the enduring power of the music we all know and love. Blasting and mighty, The Queen of Steel is a clear proof of the bands talent.” – Two Guys Metal Reviews

“Classic Iron Maiden trades blows with ‘Sacrament’ era Lamb Of God. Awesome.”

[4.5/5] – Metal Underground


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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SKULL FIST – USA Tour January 2015 – Tour Info

Posted in concerts, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Skull Fist - Elm Street - Night Demon - promo tour flyer - January 2015

SKULL FIST – Elm Street will be supporting Skull Fist, along with Night Demon in January 2015! Whoa! Check out the tour flyer above for tour dates, cities and venues and/or click on the following links for more info: Skull Fist USA Tour Jan. 2015 and Skull Fist.








Czech Republic’s HEAVING EARTH Debut Song From Upcoming Album

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Czech Death Metallers HEAVING EARTH have debuted a brand new song from their as yet untitled upcoming new album. The album is targeted for a January/February 2015 release on Czech label Lavadome Productions. Keep your eyes peeled for the artwork, title, and official release date. In the mean time, stream “Doomed Before Inception” at below!


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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Metal Grasshopper: Episode 5, Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo And Comedian Dave Hill Now Playing At Metal Injection

Posted in comedy, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The Metal Grasshopper series continues and Episode 5 offers a “Vulgar Display of Feelings” as Philip H. Anselmo agrees to undergo group counseling with delusional man-child, Dave Hill, in an effort to rescue the goat that also happens to be Anselmo’s grandmother. There’s not a dry seat in the house as Dr. Joe Randazzo aids Anselmo and Hill in an exploration of their feelings.

Scroll on over to Metal Injection to watch Metal Grasshopper Episode 5: “Vulgar Display of Feelings,” with the whole damn family at THIS LOCATION. While you’re there, catch your lazy ass up on the last four chapters”

Episode 1: “Origins” – Anselmo reluctantly agrees to share his Heavy Metal wisdom with Hill.

Episode 2: “The Awakening” – Anselmo schools young Hill on headbanging, Heavy Metal vocals, and the most extreme of all breakfast cereals. Oh, and Dave takes a phone message for Phil from King Diamond, which is awesome.

Episode 3: “Metal Or Not Metal?” – Anselmo puts Hill to the test with a round of Heavy Metal flash cards. Later Anselmo makes Hill sit in a closet for a seriously long time while he makes an awesome salad. Also, Hill rents a goat.

Episode 4: “Unscared” – Anselmo lets Hill loose on an unsuspecting public, where he meets an actual woman. Anselmo also schools Hill on stage banter, corpse paint, and other important topics. Later Anselmo and Hill get in a huge argument from which they may never recover!

Metal Grasshopper pairs the unlikely duo of Metal master Philip H. Anselmo with comedian, dandy, and NPR darling, Dave Hill. Hill begs Anselmo to mold him into “the baddest metal motherfucker of all time.” Anselmo begrudgingly relents and the abuse and absurdity reaches epic levels. Metal Grasshopper was directed by Chris Lee with Joe Randazzo, written by Chris Lee, Dave Hill, and Phil Anselmo, edited by Phil Costello and produced by Chris Lee.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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On This Day In METAL History – December 17th… And Rockin’ Birthday Salutes To Maria Brink And Paul Rodgers!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Aerosmith - Get Your Wings - promo album pic

On December 17th, 1973Aerosmith began recording their second studio album, Get Your Wings, at Record Plant Studios in New York City. Get Your Wings was released March of 1974.

Angel - White Hot - promo album cover pic - #1978GG

Styx - Pieces Of Eight - promo album cover pic - #1978TS

On this day in 1978Angel and Styx performed at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whoa! Angel were touring in support of their fourth studio album, released in 1978: White Hot. Styx were touring in support of their eighth studio album: Pieces Of Eight.

Black Sabbath - "Mob Rules" x-large album pick!!!

On December 17th, 1981The Alvin Lee Band opened for the legendary Black Sabbath at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. With Ronnie James Dio as their lead vocalist, Black Sabbath were touring in support of their tenth studio album: Mob Rules. Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio.

The Who - Its Hard - promo album cover pic - 1982

On this day in 1982The Who performed their first farewell concert in Toronto, Canada, at the Maple Leaf Gardens. The concert was filmed for a HBO special and recorded for future albums and videos. The Who were also touring is support of their tenth studio album, released in 1982: It’s Hard.

The Dark Crystal - promo movie poster - #1982JH

On December 17th, 1982 – The fantasy motion picture, The Dark Crystal, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. This animatronic film was directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz; while produced by Gary Kurtz. Rest in peace, Jim Henson.

Robert Plant - promo album poster pic - 1980s - #121714

On this day in 1987Robert Plant performed Led Zeppelin songs live for the first time as a solo artist. The concert was in Folkstone, United Kingdom. Robert Plant performed Misty Mountain Hop and Trampled Underfoot.

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On December 17th, 1949, Paul Rodgers was born in England. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Paul! Yeah! Paul Rodgers is a Platinum selling singer, songwriter and self-taught multi-instrumentalist. This legendary artist has sold over 90 million records, while he has written, recorded, produced and released 30 albums since 1968. Paul Rodgers has formed and led three legendary bands to worldwide success: Free, Bad Company and The Firm.

Bad Company - Straight Shooter - promo album pic!

Along with his Grammy nominated solo career, Paul Rodgers has recorded and/or performed with Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Brian May, Queen, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Slash, Nils Lofgren, Charlie Watts, Bryan Adams, Stax Recording artist Sam Moore, The Four Tops and many others.

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Back in 1991, Paul Rodgers and legendary drummer Kenney Jones formed The Law; releasing their lone self-titled album the same year. I consider Paul Rodgers to be one of the greatest Rock and Hard Rock singers of all-time, his voice has forever been unique and magnificent; I’m certain that I’m not alone in this thinking. Long live Paul Rodgers!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Maria Brink - publicity photo - 2014 - #121714MB


On December 17th, 1977, Maria Brink was born in New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Maria! Alright and yeah! Maria Brink is famously known as the lead singer, songwriter and co-founder of In This Moment. As a major draw at numerous, yearly major Metal and Rock festivals, Maria Brink has consistently changed her stage attire and presence, while giving her constant growing fan base something to look forward to and experience in the live concert setting.

Maria Brink - Inked - magazine cover promo - #062008

The ever musically evolving and beautiful Maria Brink and her dynamic band In This Moment have gradually moved to the forefront of the Heavy Music scene, after five critically acclaimed studio albums since 2007. From Metalcore to Gothic and Hard Rock in-between, In This Moment are a diverse band that never aims for the status-quo.

Maria’s talented band even embraces Electronic Rock and Industrial Metal on their most recent album releases, just for good Metal measure! From growls to crooning, Maria Brink’s vocal styles were born to amaze. Long live Maria Brink! Metal be thy name!

In This Moment - Black Widow - promo cover pic

The new studio album, Black Widow, from In This Moment was released in November 2014, via Atlantic Records. Black Widow debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Whoa!


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