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NORTHERN OAK – Unveil New Album Track Listing And Artwork

Posted in folk metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Northern Oak, the South Yorkshire Progressive Folk Metallers, unveil new album details, including the track listing and artwork, for ‘Of Roots And Flesh’.

Ranging from existential rage on ‘The Gallows Tree’, relentless doom and sorrow on ‘Taken’ to a desire to see the best of humanity in the title track, ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ rewards with a seamless blending of vocal styles and a fusion of electric and acoustic guitars, flutes, violins and even melodeons as the band takes you on a musical journey through the nature of struggle.

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See the full track listing for ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ below, which is set for release on 4th October 2014.

1) The Dark Of Midsummer

2) Marston Moor

3) Gaia

4) Nerthus

5) Isle Of Mists

6) Taken

7) Requiescant In Pace

8) The Gallows Tree

9) Bloom

10) Of Roots And Flesh

11) Only Our Names Will Remain

12) Outro

The album art, completed by Lithuanian born artist Augustinas Našlėnas, can be seen below.

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Northern Oak are renowned for their ability to weave vicious Black Metal riffs with haunting flute folk melodies. Since the release of their 2010 album ‘Monuments’ the band has toured the length and breadth of the UK with their energetic live show, furthering their reputation and earning the band show time at prestigious festivals such as Bloodstock Open Air and Warhorns.

The recording of the new album was entirely funded through a Kickstarter campaign run by the band. The incredible show of support from their loyal and ever-growing fan base allowed Northern Oak to record the album at Skyhammer Studios with renowned producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard, Conan).

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on NORTHERN OAK:

northernoak.co.uk

facebook.com/northern.oak

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LONG LIVE NORTHERN OAK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Sunday July 27th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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It is Sunday, July 27th, 2014 and after 11:00 pm EST as I write this post. Other than wishing the team members on the Animal Planet reality series Finding Bigfoot would at last find this damn creature, wishing for world peace is probably just as moot. What isn’t uncertain are two forthcoming Hard Rock albums that I’m gonna scrape up some spare change to purchase: KIX – Rock Your Face Off and SKID ROW – Rise Of The Damnation Army/United World Rebellion Chapter Two.

Rock ‘N Roll was, is and will forever be a perfect antidote for dispelling the crappy feelings I get when reading the world AND local news! Metal be thy name, isn’t it true for you!? I truly feel it is GRAND that SKID ROW and KIX are both releasing new studio material on the same day in the USA: August 5th! This will be the second in a series of EP studio releases from SKID ROW, with KIX releasing their first studio album since 1995’s Show Business. However, KIX has been a staple and favorite on the live Hard Rock scene for many a year; their 2012 Live In Baltimore release via Frontiers Records is proof positive of this!

Both bands are legendary for sure. I am just psyched-out that SKID ROW and KIX exist in 2014, while giving their fans and the Hard Rock scene something to really look forward to once again. SKID ROW. KIX. Real Deal Hard Rock. Metal be thy name. – Stone.

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* For more info on KIX and SKID ROW:

http://skidrow.com

http://www.twitter.com/Officialskidrow

http://www.kixband.com

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LONG LIVE KIX.

LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

TED NUGENT – Hard Rock Legend Pauses To Thank God, Family, Country And Work

Posted in classic rock, classic rock news, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As posted on the timeline of the Ted Nugent Facebook, this July 27th:

THE ENERGY is truly miraculous but it is not a mystery where it all comes from. Clean & sober for 66 years fueling the sacred temple with pure American venison forever helps immensely, but it is the spiritual rocketfuel of God, family, country and work that fans the fiery flames of my American Dream. Those that hate me hate all those perfect things. Truly phenomenal. SHUTUP&JAM! 2014 tour is another dream come true because of the unbridled positive spirit, goodwill & overall decency of the good people who support my self-evident truth crusade to take back America from the evil obamagang hellbent on our destruction. ROCKON America! ROCKON!! I SMELL FALL!!!

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* For more info on TED NUGENT:

Facebook: Ted Nugent

Website: http://www.TedNugent.com

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LONG LIVE TED NUGENT.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

TED NUGENT MUST BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME… IT’S BEEN FAR TOO LONG.

Stone.

DISPLAY OF DECAY – Offer FREE Download of ‘Outbreak Of Infection’ + Alberta Festival Dates

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

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L-R – Tyler Goudreau (Vocals/Bass), Sean Watson (Guitarist, Vocals), Avery Desmarais (Drums)
Photo credit: Dana Zuk

The Edmonton, AB grim and gore trio of Display of Decay are giving everyone a chance to experience a taste of their new EP, ‘Outbreak of Infection’ before its full release on August 26th by offering a FREE download of the title track via their Bandcamp here (type in zero for free download). Painting audiences a picture of a much darker and more hostile world than our own, DOD’s gore-filled lyrics and rhythmic brutal Death Metal ring true throughout this EP, which even includes a DOD take of KISS’ Black Diamond showcasing their dynamic influences.

Implementing elements of classic death metal while bringing more groove into the equation. DOD has been steadily growing in the Alberta Metal scene as the band is scheduled to perform Harvesting Hell in Edmonton, AB on Aug 22 and the infamous Loud As Hell festival in Drumheller, AB on Aug 31.

EP Teaser Video:

EP Pre-Order Links: http://displayofdecay.bandcamp.com/album/outbreak-of-infection http://displayofdecay.bigcartel.com/product/outbreak-of-infection-ep

FESTIVAL DATES:

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Aug 22 – Edmonton, AB – The Pawn Shop – Harvesting Hell w/ The Faceless, Origin, Beyond Creation, Rings of Saturn, King Parrot, Fallujah, Archspire and more: Event link | Website | Tickets

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Aug 31 – Drumheller, AB – Loud As Hell Fest w/ Protest The Hero, Titans Eve, Ninjaspy, Death Toll Rising and more: Event link | Website | Tickets

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Track Listing: Display of Decay – Outbreak of Infection

1. Born of Rot (3:37)

2. Manchurian Candidate (4:24)

3. Praise The Gore (3:30)

4. Outbreak of Infection (3:50)

5. Black Diamond (KISS cover) (3:13)

EP Length: 18:37

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About DISPLAY OF DECAY:

In 2007, Edmonton, AB underwent one of the most notable natural disasters in history. An earthquake split the city in two, and chaos ran amok through the streets.

Alas…such things are bound to happen when DISPLAY OF DECAY takes the stage. Handcrafted by Hell’s most elite demons, DISPLAY OF DECAY is noted for bringing a unique blend of old school Death Metal, blended with tinges of Thrash and Doom Metal. The band has spread their infection across Western Canada over the years, sharing the stage alongside other local elite acts such as, Disciples of Power and Into Eternity.

After unleashing three well received indie releases, DISPLAY OF DECAY is currently gearing up for their next follow-up “Outbreak of Infection”, an EP featuring five brutal tracks that includes an annihilating rendition of KISS’ ‘Black Diamond’. Set to riot mosh pits officially August 26, 2014, DISPLAY OF DECAY is eagerly preparing to tour Western Canada in 2014 to promote their best work to date.

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

ashermediarelations.com

For more info on DISPLAY OF DECAY:

http://www.displayofdecay.net/

http://www.facebook.com/displayofdecayofficial

http://twitter.com/displayofdecay

http://displayofdecay.bandcamp.com/

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LONG LIVE DISPLAY OF DECAY.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Out Now! ‘Blood, Booze, And Gasoline’, New EP From Toronto’s Street Punk Thrash THE ROUGH BOYS

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

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L-R – Marky Zapata (Guitars), Tommy Gervais (Bass/Vox), Sammy Greenland (Drums) – Photo Credit – Grace Cavarra

It’s summer time and there’s nothing better to do than join Toronto, ON’s badass street punks The Rough Boys and their ‘Blood, Booze and Gasoline’ EP, released on July 22nd and is available for $6.66 dollars at their following Bandcamp:

Plus EP stream at: https://soundcloud.com/the-rough-boys/sets/blood-booze-and-gasoline

“Alright fuckers here it is…after months of brutal waiting…here’s the Blood, Booze and Gasoline EP for ya…thx to everyone involved. Enjoy…Play LOUD.” Comments vocalist/bassist Tom Gervais.

Track Listing: The Rough Boys – Blood, Booze and Gasoline

1. Before The Devil Knows I’m Dead (2:27)

2. Hogtown (3:57)

3. Blood, Booze and Gasoline (3:05)

4. May Two Four (3:11)

Total Time: 12:42

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Taking their name from a Neil Young lyric – ‘All those rough boys, playin’ that rock and roll’, this four track ripper full of aggression and emotion is the follow-up to 2012′s Speed and 2011′s Spithead, sure to leave you in both shock and awe while forcing you to press ‘Play’ again and again. Sharing the stage with bands like Cauldron, Fuck The Facts, Axxion, Midnight Malice, Adrenechrome, Saigon Hookers to name a few, THE ROUGH BOYS don’t hold back on their brass knuckle punch to the face and showing fans a rocking booze fueled good time.

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Source: Asher Media Relations

ashermediarelations.com

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LONG LIVE THE ROUGH BOYS.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE HEAVY AS SHIT MUSIC.

Stone.

PINK VELVET KRUSH To Support DANGER DANGER

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Pink Velvet Krush is pleased to announce that they will be supporting Danger Danger on Saturday August 30th at Revolution in Amityville, NY. Danger Danger will be performing a 25th Anniversary Reunion Show featuring Ted Poley, Andy Timmons, Steve West, Bruno Ravel, and Kasey Smith. This show is the only U.S. show to feature the original band. Tickets are $20 and available at this location.

August 30th will mark the debut performance for Pink Velvet Krush who recently announced their formation featuring former Bulletboys, Britny Fox, Steelheart and Vaudeville members.

 

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* For more info on Pink Velvet Krush:

Facebook: Pink Velvet Krush

Source:

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http://www.highvolmusic.com

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LONG LIVE PINK VELVET KRUSH.

LONG LIVE DANGER DANGER.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

INCANTATION To Tour With BOLT THROWER

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Shortly after returning home from a successful headlining tour of Europe, US Death Metal pioneers INCANTATION have announced a second assault of the continent, this time with the almighty BOLT THROWER.

This September, the band will join BOLT THROWER and MORGOTH for select dates of their Overtures of War 2014 tour. INCANTATION has also confirmed two dates with sewage Death Metal trio FUNERUS, which features the unholy pairing of INCANTATION founder John McEntee (guitar) and his wife Jill (bass/vocals). Dates are as follows:

9/19 – Hamburg, Ger @ Bambi Galore – Awaking Corpses Death Metal Fest w/FUNERUS

9/20 – Wermelskirchen, Ger @ Wolfhagenerstr.11 – NRW Deathfest w/FUNERUS

9/24 – Prague, Czech Rep @ Roxy *

9/25 – Vienna, Aus, @ Arena *

9/26 – Munich, Ger @ Backstage *

9/27 – Lyss, Switzerland @ Carnage Feast *

9/28 – Aschaffenburg, Ger @ Colos-Saal *

* – w/ BOLT THROWER and MORGOTH

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INCANTATION’s newest album, Dirges of Elysium was released on June 24 through Listenable Records and is available worldwide on CD, vinyl and on iTunes. Album tracks”Debauchery” and “Carrion Prophesy” are streaming at the link below:

http://incantation.com/shop/news/dirges-of-elysium-now-available.htm

INCANTATION guitarist Sonny Lombardozzi, who returned to the band this spring for the Dirges of Elysium touring cycle, recently announced the release of his Revolt Shredder X Signature Overdrive Pedal. A demo video for the pedal, featuring Lombardozzi and McEntee, can be seen at this location.

For more on the Shredder X, visit www.revoltamps.com/pedals.html.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on INCANTATION:

incantation.com

facebook.com/IncantationOfficial

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listenable.net

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LONG LIVE INCANTATION.

LONG LIVE BOLT THROWER.

LONG LIVE MORGOTH.

LONG LIVE FUNERUS.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

REDEMPTION – Sensory Records To Release Live CD/DVD From Los Angeles Progressive Metal Specialists

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Live From The Pit Due In September

Laser’s Edge division, Sensory Records, has confirmed the late Summer release of the new live album from Los Angeles-based Progressive/Power Metal group, REDEMPTION.

In 2012, REDEMPTION co-headlined the world-famous ProgPower Festival in Atlanta, where the band recorded a unique show featuring nearly eighty minutes of material and staged with complementary visuals that drive home the compelling emotional impact of this band. That performance is now being constructed for official worldwide release as, Live From The Pit, to be delivered in a CD/DVD package including additional bonus material, including a 5.1 surround mix and more.

From fan favorites such as the never-before-performed “Parker’s Eyes” to the crushing emotional weight of “Stronger than Death,” the band’s performance captured the special ability of its music to deeply connect with fans. In the words of one concert goer, REDEMPTION‘s show “was definitely the most exhausting, personal and emotional musical experience I’ve ever had.”

Live From The Pit will see release via Sensory Records, REDEMPTION‘s original label, responsible for their seminal first two albums, on September 16th, 2014.

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Live From The Pit - Track Listing:

1. Intro/Threads

2. The Suffocating Silence

3. Dreams From The Pit

4. Parker’s Eyes

5. Fall On You

6. Noonday Devil

7. Nocturnal

8. Stronger Than Death

9. The Origins Of Ruin

10. Black And White World

11. The Death Of Faith And Reason

12. Walls

[DVD bears same track listing plus 5.1 surround mix and bonus material]

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REDEMPTION is one of the leading Progressive Metal bands in the world today. Formed in 2000 by guitarist / keyboardist / songwriter Nicolas van Dyk, the band features legendary Progressive Metal vocalist Ray Alder of Fates Warning, as well as guitarist Bernie Versailles (Agent Steel), and the phenomenal rhythm section of Chris Quirarte (drums) and Sean Andrews (bass). REDEMPTION‘s combination of heaviness not usually found in Progressive Metal, irresistible melodies and emotional urgency has created a unique and resonant voice for this band that sets them apart from the many clones in the genre, and which has gained them the attention of fans, critics and musicians.

Through the band’s first three studios albums – 2002’s self-titled debut, 2005’s The Fullness of Time, and 2007’s The Origins of Ruin, REDEMPTION gained a loyal fan base and garnered rave reviews worldwide from critics, who describe Redemption’s music as, “one of the best Progressive Metal acts to emerge in the past decade” [DPRP], praised their “magical aura and incredible songwriting” [Blabbermouth], stating, “it’s powerful, catchy, enslaving, technical; it’s the whole bunch” [Lords Of Metal] and having been dubbed, “the new star on the US prog-metal sky” [Squealer Rocks].

REDEMPTION has captivated audiences around the world with their incredible live performances. This was proven on a massive scale in 2008, when the band supported Dream Theater on a five-week North American tour and documenting a headlining show at the tour’s end, entitled Frozen in the Moment, the band returned to the studio to release 2009’s Snowfall on Judgment Day and 2011’s This Mortal Coil.

REDEMPTION:

Ray Alder – vocals

Nicolas van Dyk – guitars/keyboards

Bernie Versailles – guitars

Sean Andrews – bass


Chris Quirarte – drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on REDEMPTION:

http://www.redemptionweb.com

https://www.facebook.com/RedemptionBand

https://twitter.com/redemptionmetal

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http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

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LONG LIVE REDEMPTION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR: First Ever Official Reissue Of The Same Titled Studio Album From 1989 Out In September!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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First official CD reissue of the same titled JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR studio album from 1989 (so-called “Orange Album”), will be released by Skol Records on September 12, 2014. The album has been remastered from the original studio tapes, and includes all 13 tracks from that recording session, for the first time ever. Package will include thick booklet, and brand new exclusive artwork painted by Alexander Von Wieding (MANILLA ROAD, CLOVEN HOOF, RAZOR etc.). First 500 copies will be available as Double Disc Edition (2CD), incl. complete live album recorded at the legendary KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL in Germany (mixed and mastered by Tarek Maghary of MAJESTY), with some of the best JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR songs in live versions, performed by the current BURNING STARR line up feat. musicians known from VIRGIN STEELE, MANOWAR, JOE LYNN TURNER BAND and CRYSTAL VIPER.

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Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR, is an American Power Metal band formed in 1985 by the ex VIRGIN STEELE member and guitar wizard Jack Starr. After doing 4 classic albums in the ’80s: “Rock The American Way” (1985) “No Turning Back!” (1986), “Blaze Of Glory” (1987) and “Jack Starr’s Burning Starr” (same titled, so-called “orange album” from 1989), the band returned with a new line up feat. Jack Starr (guitar), Ned Meloni (bass guitar, ex JOE LYNN TURNER band, ex DEVIL CHILDE and PHANTOM LORD), Kenny Rhino Earl (drums, ex MANOWAR) and Todd Michael Hall (vocals, also in RIOT V), and released the well received comeback album titled “Defiance” in 2009. Two years later the band established their position on the market as of one of the best US Power Metal acts with their next studio album, titled “Land Of The Dead”. BURNING STARR concert lineup is completed by rhythm guitarist Marta Gabriel, frontwoman of the Polish Heavy Metal act CRYSTAL VIPER.

Watch the “Sands Of Time” video clip: http://youtu.be/Lk0bpTmEJ7E

Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR is currently working on a brand new studio album titled “Stand Your Ground”, (scheduled for release in early 2015), and announced short European Tour:

12-09-2014 – Club Circolo Colony, Brescia, Italy

13-09-2014 – Swordbrothers Festival, Germany

14-09-2014 – An Club, Athens, Greece

15-09-2014 – Thesaloniki, Greece

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* For more info on Jack Starr’s Burning Starr:

Facebook: Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR (official)

Website: jackstarrsburningstarr.com

Source:

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Website: http://www.skolrecords.com

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LONG LIVE JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Drummer Reed Mullin Forced To Sit Out Live Dates

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Due to a torn rotator cuff, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin has been forced to sit out the band’s upcoming live dates.

Reads an official statement from the band: “We are sorry to announce that Reed Mullin will not be onboard for this tour. He’s been playing through pain, awaiting a strategic time to repair a full tear of his rotator cuff. That’s a seriously bum shoulder. So he’s going to get that repaired and rehabbed. During the interim, we’re enlisted Mr. Eric Hernandez formerly of Kylesa to help us until then. Eric came to our attention when we approached Rick Smith of Torche about filling in and he recommended Eric, who he grew up with in Miami. Eric has also filled in for Ricky in Torche a few times with great results. He is, like Reed, a hard hitter, and thankfully possesses the capacity to learn and digest detailed material quickly and accurately.”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is currently leveling the stages of New Zealand and Australia which will be followed by a two-week North American run scheduled to commence on August 20th in Spokane and come to a close in Vancouver on September 1st. The band will be joined by Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying.

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY [remaining dates]:

7/24/2014 Crowbar – Brisbane, AUS

7/25/2014 NSC – Sydney AUS

7/26/2014 Reverence Hotel – Melbourne AUS

7/27/2014 Enigma Bar – Adelaide AUS

w/ Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying

8/19/2014The Hop – Spokane, WA

8/21/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

8/22/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

8/23/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM

8/24/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ

8/26/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

8/27/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA

8/28/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA

8/29/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz CA

8/30/2014 Dante’s – Portland, OR

8/31/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

9/01/2014 The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY released their fittingly titled IX full-length earlier this month via Candlelight Records. Captured by the band alongside long-time friend and colleague John Custer, IX clocks in at nearly forty-five minutes. Sludge, doom, punk… it’s all in the grooves that fans have come to expect from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. If you missed it, check out the lyric video for “Tarquinius Superbus” at THIS LOCATION.

COC stick to the recipe that served them well on both 2012’s self-titled reboot and the follow-up EP, Megalodon: A little hardcore, a little crossover, a whole lotta Southern rock and (especially) doom metal, all stirred, shuffled, layered and frosted in ways that make guessing their next move impossible. But the band’s strategies are more expansive this time out, their tricks more finely woven into the fabric of each song.” – Decibel

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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* For more info on COC:

http://www.coc.com

http://www.facebook.com/corrosionofconformity

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http://candlelightrecordsusa.com

LONG LIVE CORROSION OF CONFORMITY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MURASHITA – New Project By Former HEMOPTYSIS Front Man/Guitarist Masaki Murashita; Currently In Studio Recording Debut Single

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

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MURASHITA, the new project lead by former HEMOPTYSIS Front Man/Guitarist Masaki Murashita is currently in studio recording the debut single to be released this summer.

Masaki says: “I’m excited to have fans of my former band and new project to hear the debut song from the upcoming release. It’s taking my music to the next level and is already getting amazing feedback from the few who have previewed it. Details will be announced soon!”

Masaki Murashita first showed his scorching riffs and powerful songwriting, along with his blistering and aggressive vocal style with the critically acclaimed modern Thrash band HEMOPTYSIS.

Combining elements of Melodic, Thrash, Modern, and Extreme Metal, Masaki molded his own razor-sharp brand of Metal that has left audiences and critics alike awestruck and demanding more.

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Masaki logo by Christopher Horst.

Source: Masaki Murashita

* For more info on Masaki Murashita:

masakimurashita.com

facebook.com/murashitamusic

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LONG LIVE MASAKI MURASHITA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

THE KOUNCIL – Offering A FREE MP3 Download Now! Metal/Hard Rock From Pennsylvania!

Posted in Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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THE KOUNCIL are a Metal/Hard Rock band originating from Allentown (Eastern) Pennsylvania. Fronted by Alex Kristof on vocals (Sinister Realm), these talented musicians make up a supergroup that are currently writing original songs and have captured some potent Heavy Rockin’ chemistry! The Kouncil are currently offering a free download now, on their Facebook page:

Go grab yourself The Gold Room Free Download by clicking the link below! Take Stone’s advice, it ROCKS! Whoa! 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-KOUNCIL/292657554218653?sk=app_6452028673

Alex Kristof ~ Vocals (SINISTER REALM)

Vern Parsons ~ Bass (HOWE II)

John Lamana ~ Guitar (ATOM WEST)

Matt Verderosa ~ Drums (THIS WAY TO EGRESS, VOLTAIRE)

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Listen to other songs from The Kouncil by using this link:

https://soundcloud.com/the-council-usa

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The Kouncil’s first show is on August 23rd, 2014! 

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* For more info on THE KOUNCIL:

Facebook: THE KOUNCIL

Twitter: https://twitter.com/THEFmracket

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LONG LIVE THE KOUNCIL.

LONG LIVE PENNSYLVANIA.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK.

Stone.

DECAPITATED – ANNOUNCE TRACK LIST OF UPCOMING ALBUM!

Posted in Death Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Polish Death Metal monsters DECAPITATED just revealed the track list of their upcoming album “Blood Mantra” which is set to be released September 26th, 2014, via Nuclear Blast:

01. Exiled In Flesh
02. The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation
03. Veins
04. Blood Mantra
05. Nest
06. Instinct
07. Blindness
08. Red Sun

Digipak Bonus-Track:
09. Moth Defect

“Blood Mantra” was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok (Poland) under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy. Three years have passed since the highly praised album “Carnival Is Forever” was released. Now DECAPITATED are back – stronger than ever!

Guitar player & founding member Wacaw “Vogg” Kietyka states:
“Extreme and groove – I think that’s the best way to describe our new album. This time we feel that we have something totally crushing and huge. “Blood Mantra” is the most heavy and mature album we ever did in our carrier. I cannot wait to start to play songs live because riffs are so deep and powerful.”

Don’t Miss DECAPITATED Live:

31.07. DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air
09.08. UK Derbyshire – Bloodstock
13.08. DE Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
15.08. PL Bydgoszczy – Sliwka Fest
09.12. UK London
10.12. UK Glasgow
11.12. IRE Dublin
12.12. UK Birmingham
13.12. UK Manchester

Pre-order “Blood Mantra” here: http://bit.ly/BloodMantraPreOrder

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Source:

USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

Nuclear Blast - Europe Logo - 2014

* For more info on DECAPITATED:

http://www.decapitatedband.net

http://www.facebook.com/decapitated

http://www.twitter.com/decapitated

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LONG LIVE DECAPITATED.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

PHIL RUDD “Repo Man” (Official Lyric Video) – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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PHIL RUDD – The very legendary Phil Rudd, drummer for the iconic AC/DC, will be seeing his first solo album, Head Job, releasing on August 29th, 2014, via Universal Music Australia. I cannot help myself digging-to-the-max, the first single from Head Job: Repo Man. With a healthy dose of AC/DC styled Rock ‘N Roll, Repo Man is a straight-up Rockin’ song that makes me feel damn good! That is why the Repo Man (Official Lyric Video) is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! – Stone

CRANK UP SOME REPO MAN, YOU MUTHAS!!

From the About column of Phil Rudd’s Facebook:

Citing influences ranging from Ringo Starr and Free/Bad Company’s Simon Kirk, to Mountain’s Leslie West and bandmates Malcolm & Angus Young, these songs and lyrics are all very special to Rudd and when talking about the release of this album which has had such a long gestation, he said: “I’m very happy for it to finally make its way out there and for people to hear it!”.

The songs were penned primarily by Rudd with the assistance of Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin – musicians Phil met on the local scene, which he says “turned out to be a great musical partnership”. ‘Badge’ & Martin also perform vocals, guitars & bass on the album, with Rudd sitting in the producer’s seat. The tracks came together over a period of time recorded at several locations including the studio that Rudd built himself not far from his restaurant “Phil’s Place” in Tauranga, New Zealand.

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PHIL RUDD

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Photo Credits: Phil Rudd Facebook

*For more info on PHIL RUDD:

Facebook: Phil Rudd

http://www.YouTube.com/PhilRuddTV

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LONG LIVE PHIL RUDD.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

HighVolMusic Announces Pink Velvet Krush

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore, MD: Pink Velvet Krush, the new group formed by musicians with a notable past. The band is made up of drummer Ryche Green (x-Bulletboys, x-Saints of Rebellion), guitarist Greg Polcari (x-Britny Fox, x-Steelheart), vocalist Doug Savage (x-Vaudeville), guitarist Sean Quidgeon (x-Dust N’ Bones) and bassist Steve Rivera (x-Surrender).

Pink Velvet Krush is currently writing new material and will begin recording the yet to be titled debut in August at Tropic Digital in Long Island, NY. Pink Velvet Krush is set to begin rehearsals for a string of dates also scheduled in August which will mark their inaugural performance. The band will perform their new originals as well as pepper in a few songs from their respective past.

Pink Velvet Krush recently launched their Facebook page at this location.

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Source:

HighVolMusic - banner logo - #1 - 2013

http://www.highvolmusic.com

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LONG LIVE PINK VELVET KRUSH.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE “ONE FOR THE ROAD” THE DEBUT CD FROM CINDERELLA GUITARIST JEFF LABAR!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jeff Labar - One For The Road - promo flyer - 2014

Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar’s “One For The Road” was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with long-time friend and noted engineer Ronnie Honeycutt, and mixed & mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (KXM/Lynch Mob/Lita Ford). Jeff’s first solo release entitled “One For The Road” highlights both his songwriting and guitar playing abilities. It is also the first of two, seven song offerings of classic, Hard Rock style material that will be released via Rat Pak Records.

About the album Jeff states: “This record is written about parts of my life since the hay-days of Cinderella… and there is a lot more where that came from!” The song “No Strings” features Tesla’s Troy Luccketta on drums and was mixed by Cinderella drummer Fred Coury. The song “Ode To Page” is Jeff’s acoustic tribute to Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. Featured tracks include: “No Strings”, “Asking For A Beating”, “Muse”, “Hello Or Goodbye”, “Ode To Page”, “Nightmare on My Street” and “One For The Road”.

Tracks on the CD range from classic, early Cinderella-style Hard Rock, to groove-laden blues rock and really captures the magic and spirit of the genre that Jeff helped create! Official release date is set for August 26,2014.

PRE-ORDER NOW AT: WWW.RATPAKRECORDS.COM/JEFFLABAR 

JEFF LABAR “NO STRINGS” OFFICIAL VIDEO

Jeff Labar - Ultimate Fan Bundle - promo ad flyer - 2014

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Source:

Rat Pak Records - logo - 2013

http://www.ratpakrecords.com

Facebook: Rat Pak Records

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LONG LIVE JEFF LABAR.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE RAT PAK RECORDS.

Stone.

NEUROSIS – To Conquer Housecore Horror Film Fest; First Ever Australian Tour Nears

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As the lineage of NEUROSIS nears its thirty-year mark, the band continues to perform across the planet sporadically but steadily, not having toured this heavily since the earlier years of their career, in seemingly unending support of their 2012-released tenth studio LP, Honor Found In Decay.

This week, NEUROSIS has confirmed their participation in this year’s colossal Housecore Horror Film Fest. The second installment of the gathering, set to run from October 23rd through 26th in Austin, Texas, will see NEUROSIS joining the lineup of bands which also includes Decapitated, Lustmord, Danzig, Samhain, Eyehategod, Vader and a rash of others. The Housecore Horror Fest performance falls directly in line with NEUROSIS‘ set at the four-day Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, where they’ll headline the main stage on Saturday, October 18th, joined by The Body, Author & Punisher and Sorxe, followed by a concert in Denver the following evening, Sunday, October 19th, with Subrosa and In The Company Of Serpents supporting.

Preceding their upcoming US live actions, and following their most recent European run which included sets at Graspop and Tuska Open Air festivals, on the first week of August, NEUROSIS prepares to venture into Australia for the first time ever in just over two weeks on a six-city trek through Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney between July 4th and 9th, with two shows scheduled in Sydney.

NEUROSIS – Tour Dates:

8/04/2014 The Hi Fi – Brisbane, Australia w/ Hope Drone [tickets]

8/05/2014 HQ – Adelaide, Australia w/ Space Bong [tickets]

8/06/2014 Capitol – Perth, Australia w/ Drowning Horse [tickets]

8/07/2014 The Corner Hotel – Melbourne, Australia w/ Clagg [tickets]

8/08/2014 The Hi Fi – Melbourne, Australia w/ Whitehorse [tickets]

8/09/2014 Manning Bar – Sydney, Australia w/ Adrift for Days [tickets]

10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest [tickets]

10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents [tickets]

10/23-26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX [tickets]

NEUROSIS has become an institution of heavy music. From their beginnings as a hardcore punk band in the mid-’80s to their gradual evolution into a transcendent and genre-defying collective, the Oakland, California natives have broken ground at every turn, pioneering a sound that influenced heavyweights like Isis, Mastodon and High on Fire.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on NEUROSIS:

http://www.neurosis.com

http://www.facebook.com/officialneurosis

Neurot Recordings - logo - B&W - 2013

http://www.neurotrecordings.com

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LONG LIVE NEUROSIS.

Stone.

LONEWOLF – Added To Massacre Records Family!

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

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From Massacre Records:

The history of LONEWOLF, hailing from Grenoble (France), began back in 1992. They played True Heavy Metal since the very beginning and soon released several demo tapes as well as a 7” and recorded even an album, which unfortunately never got released and is referred to as “the lost album”. Following a bad experience with a French label, LONEWOLF split up in 1996.

They came back in 2000, along with the demo “March Into The Arena”, which was re-released as the band’s debut album via Goi Music in 2001.

The second album “Unholy Paradise” followed two years later. “Made In Hell” was released in 2008 via Eat Metal, followed by “The Dark Crusade” in 2009 (via Kathargo Records/Killer Metal Records). The band’s latest albums are “Army Of The Damned” (2012, Napalm Records) and “The Fourth And Final Horseman” (2013, Napalm Records).

LONEWOLF were the first French band ever to play in Greece and were opening act for Grave Digger at their first gig in France. During the past decade, LONEWOLF went on headliner EU tour w/ Dragonsfire and Iron Fate in 2011 and were part of the “Wolfsnächte Tour” 2012, along with Powerwolf, Stormwarrior and Mystic Prophecy. They also played at festivals such as the Up The Hammers (GR), Headbangers Open Air (GER), Hard Rock Session (FR), Beastival (DE) or the Metalfest Open Airs (DE and AT).

LONEWOLF’s new album “Cult Of Steel” will be released in autumn 2014 via Massacre Records!

LONEWOLF:

Jens Börner – Guitar, Lead Vocals

Alex Hilbert – Lead Guitar

Rikki Mannhard – Bass

Bubu Brunner – Drums

Massacre Records - large logo! Red:black:white

http://www.massacre-records.com

Massacre Records MP3 Download Store: http://massacre.musiclogistics.net

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* For more info on LONEWOLF:

http://www.facebook.com/lonewolfdivision

http://twitter.com/lonewolffrance

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LONG LIVE LONEWOLF.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JEFF BECK & ZZ TOP SET TO EMBARK ON NATIONAL TOUR

Posted in classic rock, guitarists, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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(Photo Credit: Ross Halfin)

Guitarist Prodigy Tyler Bryant To Open All Dates

(Los Angeles, CA) As announced, this August will see long time music legends, and mutual admirers, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top tour together for the first time ever.  The tour launches in Missoula, MT on August 8 and will run for five weeks with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Detroit, Dallas, Boston and NYC (full itinerary below).

Accompanying Jeff on the road will be Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar.  Hall, lead singer for the Southern rock group, Wet Willie, previously joined Beck in 1985 singing lead vocals on Beck’s album, Flash and was nominated for a Grammy award for the performance.

Also, just announced, is the special opening act on this fantastic double bill, 21-year-old Texas guitar prodigy, Tyler Bryant, who has previously opened for Jeff Beck, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Bonamassa, BB King, Heart and Vince Gill among many others.  Bryant will appear on all dates except as noted below.

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Formatted with musical synergy in mind, stops along the touring route will offer fans full Jeff Beck and ZZ Top sets, with a finale that joins the English fret master with the Texas rockers each night of the tour.  ZZ Top is touring in support of two new releases this summer including The Very Baddest of ZZ Top, a new compilation from Warner Bros. and Live At Montreux 2013 on DVD and Blu-ray from Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Although groundbreaking with the headliners, this tour is not the first live collaboration between the two camps. Gibbons joined Jeff Beck and his band on stage at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where they performed The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Foxey Lady” and ZZ Top’s hit “Rough Boy” together. The following year Jeff Beck joined ZZ Top in Lucca, Italy for an extended rendition of the band’s signature piece “La Grange.” Remarkably, however, this marks the first time Jeff Beck and ZZ Top are doing any sort of extensive touring together.

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ZZ Top with Jeff Beck Tour Itinerary:

Jeff Beck - ZZ Top - Tour Itinerary - 2014

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Source: MAD Ink PR

www.madinkpr.com

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LONG LIVE JEFF BECK.

LONG LIVE ZZ TOP. 

Stone.

Stone Picks His Top 6 JUDAS PRIEST Albums… Whoa!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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JUDAS PRIEST – I ponder rather consistently, as to which albums are my favorite from the Judas Priest catalog. I’ve decided to choose my top six Judas Priest albums once and for all. Or is it really once and for all? Everyone has their own likes and dislikes; therefore my list is just that, a personal choice.  Four out of the six albums I’ve chosen are from the classic era of Judas Priest; an era that catapulted this iconic band into super Metal stardom.

Let me know which Judas Priest albums you would choose as favorites, via comments; it will be interesting discussion! Judas Priest really are the Defenders Of The Faith. There are great Metal bands and then there are F*#king great Metal bands. Judas Priest for me are F*#king great. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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#6

PAINKILLER 

Released in 1990, Painkiller was a comeback album for Judas Priest after the Turbo and Ram It Down mainstream darlings. This was also the last studio album before Rob Halford stepped out and Tim “Ripper” Owens stepped in for 1997’s Jugulator and 2001’s Demolition. A kick-ass album is Painkiller, front beginning to end it rages. ‘Nuff said.

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#5

REDEEMER OF SOULS

I honestly never anticipated such a milestone album from Judas Priest! With the absence of guitarist and founding member K. K. Downing, I wondered how anyone else could step in? Well, Richie Faulkner has stepped in, quite superbly! Rob Halford sounds like he’s 25 years old on this album! This is a grand follow-up to 2005’s Angel Of Retribution; with my making no insult to 2008’s concept (detour) album Nostradamus.

I could easily have made this new Priest offering my #2 pick; only I would be ignoring all the influential reasons why I fell in love with this band in the first place. This new album from Judas Priest has me psyched-out beyond Metal belief; a consummate Metal album of 2014! I’m tempted to put this Redeemer Of Souls CD under my pillow at night. Just kidding. No, I’m not.

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#4

DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH

1984 was a very, very good year due to Defenders Of The Faith being released. With classics such as Freewheel Burning, Love Bites, Some Heads Are Gonna Roll and the anthemic Heavy Duty, studio album #9 from Judas Priest will forever give me super Metal powers. Well, I think so, anyways.

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#3

SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE

There’s no denying that Screaming For Vengeance was my first album (vinyl) purchase of this amazing band. The first time I heard a Judas Priest song was You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ and I was transformed! The Hellion sent me over the Metal edge! I never heard anything that badass in my entire life! The rest is my being a Metalhead history. Thank you, thank you, Judas Priest. Thank you, again.

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#2

BRITISH STEEL

“Grinder, Looking for meat, Grinder, Wants you to eat”

Yes, even your neighbors grandmother knows the songs Living After Midnight  and Breaking The Law, however, it’s songs such as Grinder and Metal Gods that makes British Steel a beacon for Metal.

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#1

STAINED CLASS

A 1978 release, Stained Class was ahead of its time. Really. Please name another Metal band that captured a Metal sound like this, back in 1978! You can’t! Black Sabbath’s Doom and Stoner Metal was the complete opposite! KISS, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Thin Lizzy, Scorpions, Rainbow, Ted Nugent and Led Zeppelin were all too unique with entirely different sounds; so different in fact, that Judas Priest made everyone else in 1978 sound like Hard Rock bands. This was… METAL! A New Wave Of British Heavy Metal!

This Judas Priest album was a look into the future of Metal, as we all know and cherish it today. Without this era of Judas Priest, there would be NO Metallica or any of their 1980’s peers; I firmly believe that. A strong, lean and yet (never before heard) powerful album, lyrically oozing with a rabid bite that only Rob Halford could deliver vocally! Stained Class is my favorite Judas Priest album of all-time. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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* For more info on JUDAS PRIEST:

Facebook: Judas Priest

Website: http://www.JudasPriest.com/

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE THE NWOBHM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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