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OUTRE – Stream New Song “Chant 3: The Fall” Off New Album

Posted in Metal, Music, Black Metal, rock music, music news with tags , , , , on January 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

OUTRE - Ghost Chants - promo album cover pic - #2015OMO

After suffering a setback with the loss of their vocalist Andrzej Nowak, Black Metal group Outre have unveiled a track from their upcoming album recorded with the participation of Stawrogin (Odraza/Massemord). A twisted and ripping track drawing as much from French bands such as Deathspell Omega as Outre’s compatriots Behemoth, it will surely draw the attention of those with a finely tuned Black Metal radar.

The band comments:
“We are now finishing the production of our debut LP “Ghost Chants”. With minor delay caused by our vocalist leaving, the vocals recording session are now heading to an end. We asked Stawrogin for help, in our opinion one of the best throats in the Polish black metal underground, and so far we are more than satisfied with the effects of his work. A promo track “Chant 3. – The fall” gives a sneak peek of what you can expect on our debut long player. We gave our best to make this record as much essential and intense as possible.”

Stream the song on Soundcloud here:

Outre’s upcoming LP, entitled “Ghost Chants”, is set for release in early spring via Godz Ov War/Third Eye Temple/Essential Purification Records. It was recorded in No Solace and Impressive Art studios, and mixed/mastered by M. of the well-acclaimed Mgła. The track listing is as follows:

Chant 1. – Departure
Chant 2. – Shadow
Chant 3. – The Fall
Chant 4. – Lament
Chant 5. – Equilibrium
Chant 6. – Vengeance
Chant 7. – Arrival

Damian Igielski – Guitars
Mateusz Jamróz – Guitars
Marcin Radecki – Bass
Maciej Pelczar – Drums

Stawrogin – Vocals

2013 – Tranquility EP (self-released)
2013 – Thaw/Outre split (Third Eye Temple)


(Source: Dewar PR)

Dewar PR – Facebook

OUTRE – Online:



Godz Ov War Productions

Third Eye Temple

Essential Purification Records





PAT TRAVERS BAND “Live At The Iridium NYC” – An Immediate Live Rockin’ Classic!

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

PAT TRAVERS BAND - LIVE at the Iridium - promo cover pic - #2015PT

The new Pat Travers Band album, Live At The Iridium NYC, will be released on January 23rd in Europe and January 27th in North America, via Frontiers Music SRL. Wow, is this the perfect album to get my mind off of the dreadful world news of the day! This is marvelous, live Classic, Bluesy, Hard Rock that gives my energy meter a much-needed boost; a welcomed Rockin’ jolt of joy that helped ease my soul, during that awful Polar Vortex invasion that overbooked itself here in the Midwest, this past week.

This is a live album that is so well done, I can close my eyes and pretend I have a close spot at the stage, while my earbuds let the irresistible Rock vibrations from Pat Travers Band free flow through my cerebrum. Man, they don’t make ‘em like Pat Travers Band anymore. Heck, this live Pat Travers album should be required listening in every music appreciation class, cause this is how a band plays live without going through the motions. There’s real excitement in this live album and it likely shall cascade on to generations more to enjoy!

PAT TRAVERS BAND - LIVE at the Iridium - promo cover pic - #2015PT

The unmistakable tones that Pat Travers creates with his guitar, along with the rhythms and beats from his band make for a sonic elixir of goodness. Forever relevant and substantial are these songs from Pat Travers Band and hearing them live only adds to my re-appreciating them all the more. The Ray Charles classic I’ve Got News For You soars once again, with the Bluesy rendition that Pat Travers Band gives it. Whiz -bang, great stuff! Jon Paris is prodigious on the Blues Harp; he brings an added bluesy emotion to songs: If I had Possession Over Judgement Day and Spoonful.

A live album so full of energy and positive vibrations! Pat Travers and Kirk McKim are a dual six-string jammin’ machine and Lone Wolf / Red House only magnifies my belief. Who can’t resist the Bluesy essence of the song classic: Black Betty? I can’t resist Black Betty and Pat Travers Band closes out this live album with that everlasting number.

There is so much to delight in, if you love Classic Rock, Hard Rock and/or Blues Rock. I’m only the messenger of what I’ve heard and enjoyed (many times over) from Pat Travers Band Live At The Iridium NYC; hopefully you’ll pick this album up and love it like I do.

Track Listing:  Rock And Roll Susie; Gettin’ Betta; Crash And Burn; Heat In The Street; Josephine; I’ve Got News For You; Ask Me Baby; I La, La, La Love You; Lone Wolf (Kirk solo) / Red House; If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day; Spoonful; Black Betty

PAT TRAVERS BAND - LIVE at the Iridium - promo cover pic - #2015PT


Pat Travers – Guitar, Vocals

Kirk McKim – Guitar, Vocals

Rodney O’Quinn – Bass Guitar, Vocals

Sandy Gennaro – Drums

Jon Paris – guest on “Blues Harp” on “If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day” and “Spoonful”


* For more info on PAT TRAVERS BAND:


Frontiers Music SRL - logo - #2014FM






ALICE IN CHAINS – To Perform At NFC Championship Halftime Show! Whoa!

Posted in classic rock, football, Hard Rock, music news, rock music, sports with tags , , , , on January 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Alice In Chains - NFC Championship Halftime Show - promo flyer - 2015

As reported on the Alice In Chains Facebook:

Alice in Chains is honored and excited to be performing at halftime of the #NFCChampionship game at CenturyLink Field (Seattle, Washington) on Sunday (January 18th). #gohawks

Stone Says: Hell yes! Alice In Chains for the NFC Championship half-time show! Whoa! How refreshing, knowing I am not going to have to be switching channels due to the usual dance & pop music crap. Metal be thy name! By the way, here is my fearless NFC Championship prediction:

Seahawks 36 - Packers 20

Go Russell Wilson! Hell, yeah!







CTULU’s “Sarkomand” LP Now Available For Orders

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

CTULU - promo band pic - #2015C15

The first ever vinyl and reissue of the critically acclaimed sophomore album, Sarkomand, from Lovecraftian black metallers Ctulu is out now and available for orders via the band’s webshop. The 12” black LP was released on December 5th, 2014 via Black Blood Records and Human To Dust, in order to celebrate the band’s tenth anniversary. The CD version (2011, God Eater Records) was sold out and was received very warmly by the band’s fans and critics worldwide.

According to Rolling Stone India “Sarkomand featured Ctulu at their best, with a bruising, brutal mix of black and death metal” and Metal As Fuck states that the album “is a fine example of contemporary extreme metal“.

ctulu - sarkomand - promo cover pic - #2015C0115

Ctulu was formed in 2004 by Mathias Junge and ex-member Stefan Schulz. The band has gone through various line-up changes over the years and the Sarkomand line-up features ex-members Jan Westermann (Diablery, Released Anger) on drums, Rolf Quast-Janßen (Lunar Eclipse) on vocal duties, along with Arne Uekert and Mathias Junge on guitars.

Despite its line-up changes, Ctulu has never given up and has put their original Seastorming Extreme Metal on the map of Heavy Metal. With their experience of live performances – including a tour with Taake, Ragnarök Festival (DE), Infernal Damnation (UK) and various shows outside their homeland, the band is stronger than ever.

Having a powerful member line-up featuring Junge and Uekert both on guitar and vocal duties, Roman Szymura (AEBA) on drums and Lasse Bodenstein on bass, the Germans are now working on their fourth full-length which will see a return to the catchy, straightforward – but not lacking in atmosphere – black metal which is found on Sarkomand.

Upcoming shows:

02. 20 – Frostfeuernächte – KiEZ Hölzerner See, Germany
03. 13 – Magazinkeller, Bremen, Germany (Freie Geister Festival co-organised by the band)
06. 19-21 – Gardelegen, Germany (Metal Frenzy Open Air)
08. 14 – Moscow, Russia
08. 15 – Tula, Russia (Blackened Life Festival)


Source: Dewar PR

* For more info on CTULU:

Official Website








Greek Thrashers BIOTOXIC WARFARE Unleash New Single From ‘Lobotomized’

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , on January 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Biotoxic Warfare - promo band photo - #2015BWTM

In order to whet appetites, Biotoxic Warfare have released a single from their upcoming album ‘Lobotomized’ which is released this coming Monday, January 19th, via Slaney Records. The track, also named ‘Lobotomized’ is a meaty introduction to the band’s debut full-length release.

Listen to ‘Lobotomized’ Here!

Since their formation little over two years ago and having already supported the likes of Enforcer and Suicidal Angels and released one highly lauded EP, ‘Baptized in Blood and Greed’ [2013], Biotoxic Warfare are emerging from the Greek underbelly as a force to be reckoned with. This is demonstrated in full on their debut album release, ‘Lobotomized’.

‘Lobotomized’ is a blistering aural attack from the start and does not let up the onslaught through the album’s eight tracks. Talking of the album, the band had this to say –

“The sound of ‘Lobotomized’ is mostly influenced by the European Thrash Metal scene (Kreator, Sodom) with a mix of old school American Death Metal (Obituary, Death, Morbid Angel). It also combines dark melodies, shredding guitar solos, technical riffing and many well-combined fragments of the whole extreme metal spectrum.

“Lyrically the album opposes strictly to any religious fanatics and cults who use their lies to control every human being with ambitions to reign upon arrogance and false reality created by religions worldwide since the dawn of time. The lyrics call the people to rise against their oppressors, stand out for what they believe and break the chains that bond both mind and soul.”

Biotoxic Warfare - Lobotomized - promo cover pic - #2015BW

And this is what the press is saying:

“If ‘Lobotomized’ is a sign for all the good albums that are to come in 2015, then I cannot fucking wait…an amazing start to the year’s metal releases.” – 10/10 Metal Addicts

The band recorded the album at their home studio and went on to have it mixed and mastered by Vaggelis Theodorakis (Revolted Masses). ‘Lobotomized’’s artwork, designed by Roberto Toderico, encapsulates the messages from within the album. The band describe the artwork as depicting “the massive lobotomy and brain washing that terrorizes our society by any organized religion party, and aims to a global propaganda in order to control and twist the freedom of thinking and acting for yourself.”

‘Lobotomized’ Track Listing:

  1. Mors Indecepta
  2. Proclaim The Gospel Of Lies
  3. Baptized In Blood And Greed
  4. Dysphoric Reality
  5. Lobotomized
  6. Lust For Hate
  7. Parasitic Life
  8. As We Rot (Promises Of Heaven)



Mike – Vocals

George – Lead Guitars

Stelios – Rhythm Guitars

Panagiotis – Bass

Orestis – Drums


(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on BIOTOXIC WARFARE:

Biotoxic Warfare on Facebook





AC/DC – To Perform At 57th Grammy Awards; Some METAL Thoughts…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

ACDC - 57th Grammys - promo flyer - #2015FEB8

The super legendary AC/DC are returning to U.S. network television for the first time in over 14 years, to perform at The 57th GRAMMYs, on CBS this February 8th. Whoa! If you’re like me, I will tune in to see AC/DC on The Grammys, for this awards show never has our beloved Hard Rock or Metal heroes perform onstage; very few and far between it has historically been. Crap, it’s about time the mainstream world witnesses a Hard Rock band perform on the world stage other than Foo Fighters. You know?

I wonder how much stage time AC/DC will be given? The Grammys usually gives the three-quarter naked singers and creepy dancers all the time they need to perform like dumb dumbs, every year. It would be (gulp) great if AC/DC were to perform a couple of songs, maybe a new song from their Rock Or Bust album and a timeless classic? Man, how cool would it be to see the great Angus Young drop his britches and moon all of those plastic-faced Grammy elite?

Then again, I’m sure there is a tape delay for this broadcast anyway. Who knows. If the puppet masters of The Grammys downgrade the AC/DC performance to just a medley, it wouldn’t surprise me a bit, cause we are talking about mainstream television, after all. Metal be thy name. – Stone


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* For more info on THE GRAMMYS:

Facebook: The GRAMMYs





On This Day In METAL History – January 13th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, music news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Boston - Dont Look Back - promo album cover pic - #1978TSB

On January 13th, 1979Boston stood at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad: A Man I’ll Never Be. This song is featured on Boston’s second studio album from 1978: Don’t Look Back.

Deepstar Six - promo movie poster pic - #1988SFM

On January 13th, 1989 – The underwater Science Fiction/Horror film Deepstar Six was released to wide-screen theaters, via TriStar, in the United States. This film was written by Geoff Miller and directed by Sean Cunningham.

The scary plot: An unsuspecting crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base unfortunately bites off more than they can chew, once their explorations disturb a deep-sea creature that is hell-bent on destruction. Holy canned squid!

The Crown - Death Is Not Dead - promo album cover pic - #2015TCDM

On January 13th, 2015 – Trollhättan, Sweden’s Death Metal troupe THE CROWN releases their ninth studio album, Death Is Not Dead, via Century Media Records. Whoa!

Johnny Cash - The Legend Of - promo album cover pic - #2005JCL

On January 13th, 2015The Legend Of Johnny Cash is holding on to #115 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This compilation album was originally released in October of 2005, coinciding with the Johnny Cash biopic: Walk The Line.

The Legend Of Johnny Cash has spent 199 non-consecutive weeks on the Top 200 and has reached Platinum status in copies sold in the U.S.A., according to the RIAA. To me, Johnny Cash was… Metal. Rest in peace, Johnny Cash.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1





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