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On This Day In SLAYER History – April 18th

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , on April 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Slayer - large logo - red - black - white

SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2015:

SLAYER DOMINATES THE ITUNES TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUMS CHART! 

9 OUT OF 11 SLAYER STUDIO ALBUMS ARE ON TODAY’S CHART! METAL BE THY NAME!

Slayer - Reign In Blood - promo cover pic!

4 – 18 – 2015SLAYER’s third studio album, Reign In Blood, is ranked at #21, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Reign In Blood was released back in 1986.

Slayer - South Of Heaven - promo album cover pic - #667701SMOJH

4 – 18 – 2015 – The fourth studio album from SLAYER, South Of Heaven, is ranked at #32, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. South Of Heaven was released back in 1988.

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss - promo album cover pic - #99000SMOJHKK

4 – 18 – 2015Seasons In The Abyss, the fifth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #34, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Seasons In The Abyss was released back in 1990.

Slayer - Christ Illusion - promo cover pic - #77S

4 – 18 – 2015Christ Illusion, the ninth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #50, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Christ Illusion was released back in 2006.

SLAYER "World Painted Blood" large promo album pic #2

4 – 18 – 2015World Painted Blood, the tenth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #51, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. World Painted Blood was released back in 2009.

Slayer God Hates Us All - promo cover - #JHKK008MO

4 – 18 – 2015SLAYER’s eighth studio album, God Hates Us All, is ranked at #59, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. God Hates Us All was released back in 2001.

Slayer - Show No Mercy - promo album cover pic - #JHTAKKSMO66

4 – 18 – 2015Show No Mercy, the debut album from SLAYER, is ranked at #70, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This amazing album was released back in 1983. Whoa!

Slayer - Diabolus In Musica - promo album cover pic - #KKJHTASMO0031

4 – 18 – 2015SLAYER’s seventh studio album, Diabolus In Musica, is ranked at #74, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 1998.

Slayer - Divine Intervention - promo album cover pic - #MOKKJH006600771

4 – 18 – 2015Divine Intervention, the sixth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #86, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 1994.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

REST IN PEACE, JEFF HANNEMAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

PERIPHERY PREMIERE “THE BAD THING” VIDEO VIA BILLBOARD; NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS APRIL 25

Posted in experimental rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Periphery - Spencer Sotelo - promo pic - 2015 - #0417PMO

April 17, 2015, Washington, D.C. – Periphery, who are about to embark on the second leg of their North American tour dates in support of the Juggernaut albums, premiere “The Bad Thing” video today via Billboard:

(http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6531885/periphery-the-bad-thing-video-exclusive).

Jeff Holcomb directed the clip, which features a montage of live footage from the DC-based prog-metal outfit’s early 2015 tour. Drummer Matt Halpern explained to Billboard, “We thought that a live performance for ‘The Bad Thing’ video was a great way to show the intensity of the song and to show our direct expression of how it makes us feel on stage.”

Periphery released Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega simultaneously in late January via Sumerian Records, with the pair of releases landing at #22 and #25 on Billboard’s Top 200 (#15 and #16 on the Top Albums chart as well as #2 and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart).

The band was on recent covers of Revolver and Outburn, who said, “Juggernaut… will most likely change the face of modern progressive metal as we know it.” Metal Sucks called the releases “full-fledged masterpieces” and Rolling Stone dubbed the albums “the group’s most ambitious project yet,” saying it “features some of the band’s most accessible music.”

Periphery begins a new round of North American dates on April 25 at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, Fla. The band joins up with In Flames and All That Remains for a month of dates with stops at Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma interwoven.

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April 26 Jacksonville, FL Rockville Festival
April 27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
April 28 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
April 30 Birmingham, AL Zydeco *
May 1 Clarksville, TN The Warehouse *
May 2 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion
May 3 Huntington, WV V Club *
May 4 Richmond, VA The National
May 6 Patchogue, NY The Emporium
May 7 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
May 8 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
May 9 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall *
May 10 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
May 12 Quebec City, QC Imperial
May 13 London, ON London Music Hall
May 14 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
May 15 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
May 17 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
May 18 Reading, PA Reverb
May 20 Ft. Wayne, IN Yolo Event Center
May 21 Joliet, IL Mojoes
May 22 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
May 23 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma

July 16 Viveiro, Spain Resurrection Fest

August 7 Montreal, QC Heavy Mtl

* – Periphery headlining date

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Markeing

* For more info on PERIPHERY:

http://www.facebook.com/peripheryband

http://www.twitter.com/peripheryband

http://www.periphery.net

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PERIPHERY.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 17th… From KISS To AUGUST BURNS RED

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Shout It Out Loud - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - 1976 - #077066KMO17

On April 17th, 1976 – The stupendous KISS had their hit single Shout It Out Loud ranked at #31, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, in the USA. This song is featured on the fourth studio album from KISS, released in 1976: Destroyer. Incredible stuff, it is.

Van Halen - Pretty Woman - 45rpm - promo cover - 1982 - #0417VHMO1

On this day in 1982 – The great VAN HALEN has their hit cover single (Oh) Pretty Woman ranked at #12, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, in the USA. This song is featured on VAN HALEN’s fifth studio album from 1982: Diver Down. The late Roy Orbison co-wrote and performed (Oh) Pretty Woman, releasing in 1964. Roy Orbison’s original version also hit #1 in 1964, on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ugly Kid Joe - Cats In The Cradle - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - #0417UKJMO01

On April 17th, 1993UGLY KID JOE had their hit cover single Cat’s In The Cradle sitting at #7, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, in the USA. Harry Chapin (the late Folk Rock singer, songwriter and musician) co-wrote and recorded Cat’s In The Cradle; this Harry Chapin song version was originally released back in 1974.

Sabaton.band promoheader - 2014

On this day in 2015 – Sweden’s mighty SABATON achieve a sold out concert at the Agora Theatre, in Cleveland, Ohio. Whoa! SABATON are touring in support of their seventh studio album and Metal Odyssey’s #1 Metal Album Of 2014: Heroes.

August Burns Red - Found In Far Away Places - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0417ABRMO

On April 17th, 2015 – Lancaster Pennsylvania’s AUGUST BURNS RED have their forthcoming studio album, Found In Far Away Places, ranked at #3, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album has a release date of June 30th, 2015.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

HELLEBORUS “COILS” – A Metal Odyssey Song Review

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Helleborous - Press Photo - 2015 - #HMO661604

Photo Credit – Carlton Cruz

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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HELLEBORUS – Two musical brothers are Helleborus and they are from L to R in the top photo: Wyatt Houseman (vocals, lyrics) and Jerred Houseman (producer, all instruments). Helleborus are a Black Metal band from Manitou Springs, Colorado and named after a poisonous flower that blooms in Winter. (The Helleborus flower is native to most of Europe and also grows along the north coast of Turkey).

The new song from Helleborus, Coils, was released on March 26th, 2015 and their debut album, The Carnal Sabbath, is forthcoming. I will forever embrace quality underground Metal, especially underground Black Metal. Helleborus have without question, tapped into my Black Metal psyche with their new song. I honestly cannot stop listening to Coils. Yes, being a devoted fan to Satyricon, I do hear an influence of said band within the textures of Coils. This is strong, melodic Black Metal at its very finest, my Metal brethren.

At 5:06 long, Coils is wonderfully dark escape for my Metal mind. Wyatt Houseman is excellent and convincingly real on vocals. Wyatt’s vocals go straight through me and that’s a plus. Jarred Houseman I applaud highly for being such an exciting multi-instrumentalist. I especially love Jarred’s guitar prowess. I’m always stunned when Coils comes to an end, for this song is so damn good it feels like it plays out for only a minute. I absolutely cannot wait to absorb the upcoming debut album from Helleborus. Black Metal anticipation is a glorious thing. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Helleborus - band logo - 2015 - #HMO160466

Information about Wyatt and Jerred Houseman’s previous band Execration:

Back To The Black Tour 2: Support for Vader & Vital Remains.

Album Release: The Acceptance Of Zero Existence 2012

Festival Appearances:

Building Temples from Death (2012/2013)

Las Vegas Death Fest II (2010 & 2009)

Be Kind & Regrind II (2009)

Gore Growle’s Ball (2009)

Shared the stage with:

Incantation, Origin, Suffocation, Malevolent Creation, All Shall Perish, Allegaeon, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dehumanized, Misery Index, Soilent Green, Satan’s Host, Lecherous Nocturne, Pathology, Devourment, Condemned, Arkaik, Monstrosity

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* For more info on HELLEBORUS:

Facebook: Helleborus

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLEBORUS.

LONG LIVE COLORADO.

LONG LIVE BLACK METAL.

Stone.

IRON SAVIOR – Unveil Live DVD/CD Details!

Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, Power Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on April 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Savior - Live At The Final Frontier - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #ISMO05AFM

German power metallers IRON SAVIOR will release their first ever DVD/Live CD “Live At The Final Frontier” on May 29th. It includes the recordings of the band’s show in their hometown Hamburg (from January 2015) and comes as exclusive DVD/2CD Digipak.

Tracklisting:

DVD
1. Ascendence (Intro)
2. Last Hero
3. Starlight
4. The Savior
5. Revenge Of The Bride
6. Break The Curse
7. Burning Heart
8. Mind Over Matter
9. Hall Of The Heroes
10. R U Ready
11. Condition Red
12. I’ve Been To Hell
13. Heavy Metal Never Dies
14. Coming Home
15. Iron Watcher (Medley)
16. Atlantis Falling
17. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest Cover)
+ (additional Backstage/concert footage)

CD 1
1. Ascendence (Intro)
2. Last Hero
3. Starlight
4. The Savior
5. Revenge Of The Bride
6. Break The Curse
7. Burning Heart
8. Mind Over Matter

CD 2
1. Hall Of The Heroes
2. R U Ready
3. Condition Red
4. I’ve Been To Hell
6. Coming Home
7. Iron Watcher (Medley)
8. Atlantis Falling
9. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest Cover)

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Source:

AFM Records - Logo - Large!

Website: http://www.afm-records.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON SAVIOR.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 16th… From Aerosmith To David Lee Roth

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Aerosmith - Rocks - promo studio album - 1976 - #AMO76011

On April 16th, 1976 – The mighty Aerosmith began their tour in support of their fourth studio album Rocks, at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri. Long live Aerosmith!

David Lee Roth - Creem - Promo magazine cover pic - 1982 - #DLRMO69

Above: Creem – September 1982

On this day in 1993 – The charismatic and legendary David Lee Roth was arrested, along with 24 other people, in Washington Square Park in New York City. Diamond Dave allegedly bought a $5 bag of marijuana from an undercover police officer. Meanwhile, murders, rapes, assaults, kidnappings and home invasions continued throughout New York City.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/04/17/nyregion/david-lee-roth-is-arrested.html

KISS - Alive Worldwide - 96:97 - promo tour poster - #KMO33877

On April 16th, 1996 – The iconic KISS announced via a press conference, on the USS Intrepid in Manhattan, New York, that the band would embark on a massive reunion tour called: Alive/Worldwide. The original KISS lineup would once again tour together, for the first time since 1979. Whoa!

Metallica - Classic Band Logo - White on Black - #777493

Corrosion Of Conformity - Classic Logo!

On this day in 1997 – Metal legends Metallica and Corrosion Of Conformity performed at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whoa!!

All That Remains - The Order Of Things - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #71707ATRMO

On April 16th, 2015All That Remains have the #1 album on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart with their seventh studio album: The Order Of Things. Excellent stuff!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 15th… The Tax Day Edition!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Poison - Your Mama Dont Dance - promo single cover pic - 1988 - #14PMO1

On April 15th, 1989Poison reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover song: Your Mama Don’t Dance. This song is featured on Poison’s second studio album from 1988: Open Up and Say… Ahh!.This song was originally written by Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, while being featured on their self-titled album from 1972: Loggins And Messina.

Veil Of Maya - Matriarch - promo album cover pic - 2015

On April 15th, 2015Veil Of Maya’s forthcoming studio album, Matriarch, is ranked at #2 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album will be released on May 12th, 2015.

Korn - Greatest Hits Volume 1 - #3300983KMO

On April 15th, 2015KORN’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is ranked at #6, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This 19 song KORN compilation was originally released back in Autumn of 2004.

The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun - promo single cover sleeve - 1964 - TAMO

On April 15th, 2015The Animals cover version of House Of The Rising Sun is ranked at #18, on the iTunes Top 100 Rock Songs Chart. The Animals originally released their version of this song back in 1964. This iconic version from The Animals eventually reached #1 in the United States and several other countries. Whoa!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

PAYING TAXES SUCKS.

Stone.

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