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On This Day In METAL History – October 21st…

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

The Who - Rarities Vol 2 - 1970-1973 promo cover pic

On October 21st, 1976The Who performed their last concert in North America with drummer Keith Moon, at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada. The legendary Keith Moon passed away at the very young age of 32, on September 7th, 1978. Rest in peace, Keith Moon.

Frank Zappa - Saturday Night Live - 1978 - promo pic

On this day in 1978Frank Zappa is the musical guest and host on Saturday Night Live. Rest in peace, Frank Zappa.

Living Colour - Glamour Boys - promo single sleeve - 1988-89

On October 21st, 1989Living Colour reaches #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with Glamour Boys. This song was Living Colour’s fourth single released from their 1988 debut studio album: Vivid.

Def Leppard - When Love & Hate Collide - promo single sleeve

On this day in 1995Def Leppard reached number two on the U.K. Singles Chart with When Love & Hate Collide. This song would be Def Leppard’s biggest hit in their home country, while only reaching #58 in the United States.

David Lee Roth - Crazy From The Heat - promo book cover pic - #69DD

On October 21st, 1997 – The ever charismatic David Lee Roth released his autobiography Crazy From The Heat. Diamond Dave’s autobiography revealed stories about his days in Van Halen and as a solo artist. Rock climbing and stories of his childhood were also covered. Crazy From The Heat also ranked at #13 in Rolling Stone’s The 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs Of All Time.

Alice Cooper - Warner Brothers promo card - circa early 70s

On this day in 1998Alice Cooper filed a lawsuit against KISS, claiming their song Dreamin’ sounded too similar to his band’s iconic hit single I’m Eighteen. This suit would be settled out of court the following year. Dreamin’ is a song from the 1998 KISS studio album: Psycho Circus.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Anthology - promo book cover

On October 21st, 2006Bob Seger sang America The Beautiful before Game 1 of the 2006 World Series at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. This marked the 102nd Major League Baseball World Series, with the St. Louis Cardinals defeating the Detroit Tigers: 4 games to 1.

Evanescence - The Open Door - promo album cover pic - #AL

On this day in 2006Evanescence were at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their second album The Open Door. This release became the 700th #1 album in Billboard, since the chart became a weekly feature, dating back to 1956.

Cynthia Kereluk - work out - promo cover pic - #334

Paul Rodgers - The Royal Sessions - promo album banner pic - 2014

On October 21st, 2011Paul Rodgers, famously known as vocalist for Free, Bad Company, The Firm, The Law and Queen + Paul Rodgers, became a Canadian citizen during an hour-long ceremony at Central City Tower in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Paul Rodgers has been married to former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk since 2007.

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

On this day in 2014Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter is released. This marks the first Slipknot studio album without the late, beloved founding member, songwriter and bassist Paul Gray. This album also marks the first without drummer Joey Jordison. The new drummer’s name has not been revealed. Metal be thy name. Rest in peace, Paul Gray.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Steve Lukather - Transition - promo cover pic - #2013SL

Steve Lukather- legendary guitarist for Toto and revered solo artist was born on October 21st, 1947. Happy Birthday, Steve! Whoa! Steve Lukather is also a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and arranger. A true man of music is Steve Lukather.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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ISIS REISSUE “OCEANIC” ON NOV. 4th

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

Isis - Oceanic - promo album cover pic - remastered - 2014

RE-MASTERED RELEASE INCLUDES NEW PACKAGING

San Francisco – ISIS reissue a remastered version of Oceanic, the band’s 2002 album, on Nov. 4th via Ipecac Recordings.

Oceanic was Terrorizer’s album of the year for 2002 and in a multi-page “Hall of Fame” article discussing the influence of the nine-song release, Decibel Magazine said “Unlike Celestial’s outright anger and brutality, Oceanic was expansive, inviting and in many respects, the opposite of its forebearer. Surely, it was still Isis, for Aaron Turner’s howl and the group’s undulating tumult still played a significant role in how they communicated, but the collective had aged, learned to open up and, as you will learn, smoked Boston out of its reefer reserves. With tracks like opener ‘The Beginning and the End,’ the body/mind-moving ‘False Light’ and the exceptional ‘Weight’ —with Maria Christopher’s fey voice leading the despondent charge— Oceanic was, for all intents and purposes, a sea change moment for Isis.”

“With the Oceanic remaster I feel we’ve saved the best for last,” explained drummer Aaron Harris.  “The clarity that’s been revealed in these songs was surprising even to me. I’ve heard these songs probably thousands of times. When I listened to the remastered version of “Weight” it was like I was back in the studio recording the song. I also noticed a lot of new detail in Jeff’s bass guitar, and energy in the guitars. I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many times.”

A Soundcloud stream of the remastered version of “The Beginning and the End” is available here:

The band, in partnership with Ipecac Recordings, has previously reissued re-mastered versions of Celestial, Panopticon and TemporalMika Jussila remastered Oceanic and artwork revisions were handled by Aaron Turner.

ISIS’ final studio album was Wavering Radiant, which was released in the spring of 2009. The group disbanded in 2010.

Oceanic – Track Listing:

The Beginning and the End

The Other

False Light

Carry

Maritime

Weight

From Sinking

Hym

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ISIS:

Facebook: Isis the band

http://www.isistheband.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE MUSIC LEGACY OF ISIS.

LONG LIVE METAL. 

Stone.

NERVECELL – Dubai-Based Death/Thrash Unit To Reissue Psychogenocide Full-Length Via Unique Leader Records In January; Studio Clips + Live Footage Posted

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

Nervecell - promo band pic - 2014 - #1776DM

Dubai-Based Death/Thrash assault, and recent Unique Leader signees, NERVECELL, will reissue their critically lauded Psychogenocide full-length next year.

Initially released via Lifeforce Records in 2011, Psychogenocide was produced and engineered by Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with drums engineered by Joe Haley at Red Planet Studios in Australia, then mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) in Bialystok, Poland. The album features a guest vocal appearance by Nile’s Karl Sanders on the song “Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)” and reaped mass approval from major media outlets globally.

Metal Hammer championed the band’s, “…thrilling contrast between oriental and musical culture,” furthering that, “these elements don’t collide, they complement each other,” Legacy extolled, “an amazing oriental death-ax and a must have for every Metal hornet,” while The Metal Observer gushed, “it’s quite the quandary to find an even remotely average track on Psychogenocide. NERVECELL‘s latest is a Death Metal album that succeeds in part to its strong focus on memorability and song structure. Things work exceedingly well from start-to-finish…”

Adds the band in a collective statement:Psychogenocide is an album about manipulation and the deception of the human race for an agenda of a higher purpose. A modern approach to the old-school Death/Thrash metal sound, that is both technical yet melodic and full of the NERVECELL signature Middle Eastern twist.”

Psychogenocide – Track Listing:

  1. Anemic Assurgency
  2. Upon An Epidemic Scheme
  3. All Eyes On Them
  4. Amok Doctrine
  5. Psychogenocide
  6. Imprint
  7. Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)
  8. The Taste of Betrayal
  9. Driven By Nescience
  10. Nation’s Plague

Nervecell - promo album banner pic - psychogenocide - 2014

Forged in 2000 as one of the first Extreme Metal bands to emerge from Dubai and having toured alongside legendary Metal acts such as Metallica, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Decapitated and Suffocation, NERVECELL are true torchbearers for a Middle Eastern wave of Metal. The band released their debut full-length, Preaching Venom, in 2009 via Germany’s Lifeforce Records (Europe) and Spellbind Records (Middle East) followed by their critically-adored Psychogenocide long player just two years later. Their unique blend of Middle Eastern Death/Thrash and a reputation for debilitating action-packed live performances helped pave their way to playing some of Europe’s most renowned festivals including Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault.

The widespread success of Psychogenocide also awarded NERVECELL the honor of being crowned the “All Time Best Selling Metal Act” in the Middle East and North Africa region, consequently receiving a plaque of recognition from Virgin Megastores (MENA) in January of 2012 certifying this huge accomplishment. Psychogenocide was also lauded as one of the “Top 10 Death Metal Albums Of 2011″ by media outlets globally including Metal Hammer Magazine who named NERVECELL one of the “Defenders Of The Faith,” listing the band as one of the “50 Heroes Of The New Metal Revolution.”

Psychogenocide will be reissued on January 27th, 2015 via Unique Leader Records with preorders to be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime check out various studio clips as well as live footage from the band’s pummeling performance at Kaltenbach Open Air at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on NERVECELL:

http://www.nervecell.net

http://www.facebook.com/nervecell

http://www.uniqueleader.com

http://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NERVECELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SLIPKNOT – Featured As Guitar World Cover Story For December; “.5 The Gray Chapter” Releases October 21st!

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

Slipknot - Guitar World - Magazine Cover promo - 2014 - December

Read an excerpt from the December 2014 issue of Guitar World, featuring legendary Slipknot guitarists Jim Root and Mick Thompson being interviewed by Alan Di Perna, by clicking the link below! Whoa!

http://www.guitarworld.com/slipknots-jim-root-and-mick-thomson-talk-brutal-new-album-5-gray-chapter

Listen to Slipknot’s new album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ before its worldwide release on October 21st here: www.5TheGrayChapter.com.

Below, crank up and watch Slipknot’s music video for ‘The Devil In I’ from the upcoming album, .5: The Gray Chapter 

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

SLIPKNOT – .5: THE GRAY CHAPTER Releases On October 21st, 2014, Via RoadRunner Records! Metal Be Thy Name!

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* For more info on SLIPKNOT:

Website: http://www.slipknot1.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLIPKNOT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, PAUL GRAY.

Stone.

Female-Fronted Israeli Duo SHIRAN Release “The Child” Lyric Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Shiran Avayou - Shiran Project - promo photo - 2014 - #76SA

Shiran Avayou

Female-fronted Israeli Metal project SHIRAN have released a new lyric video for The Child, a track from the Warmer Winter Day EP. Check it below:

SHIRAN will self-release Warm Winter Day on November 15. Created by siren songstress Shiran Avayou and FERIUM guitarist Elram Boxer in 2012, SHIRAN delivers a mixture of hard edged riffs and clean melodic vocals in a Djent Metal style that also culls from Jazz and Blues.

With the help of the other FERIUM members, SHIRAN will be hitting the stage to perform these magnificent songs. Stay tuned! A teaser/rehearsal video for Warm Winter Day track “The Child” can be viewed below:

Shiran - Warm Winter Day - promo EP cover pic

Track List:

Remain

Warm Winter Day

The Child

Glint of Light

Burden’s Off

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SHIRAN:

shiranproject.com

 twitter.com/shiranproject

soundcloud.com/shiran-avayou

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SHIRAN.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – 2015 Wall Calendar Is Available Now!

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

Iron Maiden - 2015 Calendar - promo cover pic - #7737

The IRON MAIDEN 2015 wall calendar is available now! Click the links below to buy your copy! Metal be thy name!

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Official-Iron-Maiden-Calendar-2015/dp/1780545355

 Order direct from: http://www.ironmaiden.com

http://www.ironmaiden.com/2015-calendar.html

Iron Maiden - 2015 Wall Calendar - promo pic - February

Above: February – Adrian Smith (pictured above) was born on February 27th, 1957.

Iron Maiden - 2015 Wall Calendar - Back Cover promo - 2015

Above: back cover of 2015 Iron Maiden wall calendar; depicting each month’s page layout.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

Stone.

SLAYER – SCION OFFER FANS A CHANCE TO MEET MEMBERS OF SLAYER

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

SLAYER - Scion VIP Giveaway - October 16 - 2014 promo flyer

MEET & GREET CONTEST FOR OAKLAND, LOS ANGELES, AUSTIN AND MONTCLAIR

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2014 – Scion, who previously announced its partnership with Slayer and is sponsoring the iconic, Grammy-award winning band’s upcoming U.S. tour, are offering fans a chance to meet the Thrash Metal band at private meet and greets in Oakland (Nov. 12 only), Los Angeles, Austin and Montclair, N.J.

A total of 10 existing ticket holders will each win spots for themselves and a ticket-holding guest at the meet and greet as well as receive an autographed, limited edition poster.  To enter, please visit scionav.com/slayermeet.  The contest period kicks off today and ends approximately forty-eight hours in advance of each of the four concerts.

Scion Presents Slayer with special guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus:

NOVEMBER

11   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

12   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

14   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

15   Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

17   Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK

18   ACL Live, Austin, TX

19   Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX

21   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

22   The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

23   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

25   The Armory, Albany, NY

26   Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA

28   The Palladium, Worcester, MA

29   Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ

30   Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

DECEMBER

2   Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH

4   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN

5   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

6   The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IN

About Slayer:

The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is “one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre.”  Their membership in “The Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures their place in music history. Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including RevolverSPIN, and Metal Hammer.  With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society – God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the Mainstream.  Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since.  The band is currently in the studio recording a new album set for an early 2015 release.

About Scion Audio Visual:

Scion Audio Visual (AV for short) is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion AV has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion AV executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates seven broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit ScionAV.com.

About Scion:

Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From its start in 2003, Scion’s goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd.  With a model line-up that includes the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the xD urban subcompact 5-door, Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners’ passions and aspirations.  Scion also appeals to a youthful audience by offering a simple, no-haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential customers in meaningful and creative ways.  For more information, visit www.scion.com.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SCION.

Stone.

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