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IRON MAIDEN – To Headline Hungary’s VOLT Fesztivál In 2016

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden VOLT Fesztivál - promo banner - 2016 - #MOIM3337

Just announced – IRON MAIDEN will headline Hungary’s VOLT Fesztivál Official in Sopron on July 1st. For all the info, hit their Facebook page or

Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone


IRON MAIDEN - The Book Of Souls - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMILGSS





Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: FALLEN ANGELS “Nightmare” (Lyric Video)

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Fallen Angels - World In Decay - promo album cover pic - 2015

FALLEN ANGELS – Seattle Washington’s FALLEN ANGELS have taken me by incredible surprise this year, with their enormously grand album of Thrash Metal glory titled: World In Decay. As an older Thrashaholic like myself, I feel reassured that old school Thrash Metal will live on, due to the likes of FALLEN ANGELS. What a thrill this album is from these fine Thrashers! Holy shit it’s really good.

Track #2 on World In Decay is Nightmare (listen below). While listening to Brad “Bradzilla” Kennaugh on vocals, he takes me back to a time when Thrash on vinyl was freaking king. Erik Hanson and Matt Be Roth are the guitar duo that blazes through this song below, like hell’s wildfire out of control! Bassist Carl Larsson and drummer Steve Spitzbart kick ass. How’s that for being plain-speaking? Whoa.

Look for World In Decay to make a STRONG showing in my year-end list of Best Metal Albums of 2015. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Fallen Angels - promo band pic - 2015 - #060415AMMO


Album cover art (at top of post) created by: Dusty Peterson.

FALLEN ANGELS band logo created by: Sean McGrath.


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Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: ARMORED SAINT “Win Hands Down” (Official Video)

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Armored Saint - Win Hands Down - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #ASMO05313

ARMORED SAINT – From The City Of Angels came one of the greatest Classic Metal bands of our time (IMO) and I’m talking about ARMORED SAINT. This band of Metal warriors returned in 2015 with their seventh full-length studio album, via Metal Blade Records: Win Hands Down. This album is a winner, loaded with nine fabulous songs to satisfy us die-hard old schoolers of Metal.

Win Hands Down was produced by ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera and is an enormous follow-up to 2010’s La Raza studio album, in my Metal opinion. John Bush sings in his awesome and unique fashion on this album; you can hear for yourself in the music video below. I don’t know what it is, yet the vocals of John Bush resonates splendid Metal vibes throughout my Metal brain and veins. It’s always been that way. Cool.

The entire band is on freaking fire throughout Win Hands Down. Guitarists Phil Sandoval and Jeff Duncan are a superb duo to take in. The rhythm section of Joey Vera on bass and Gonzo Sandoval on drums are a pounding potion of ear euphoria for me! The bridge in the song Win Hands Down is something else too; very different as you’ll hear. Whoa. Yeah, I dig ARMORED SAINT and hopefully you’ll dig their music video for the title track of their album: Win Hands Down. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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COGNITIVE – New Jersey Death Metal Squad Set to Record New Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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New Jersey’s COGNITIVE will be hitting Full Force Studio to record its second full length album Deformity.

The band will be working with ‘Smoking’ Joe Cincotta who has worked alongside bands such as SUFFOCATION, BODYCOUNT and INTERNAL BLEEDING. Artwork for the album will be created by renowned illustrator Par Olofsson (SPAWN OF POSSESSION, IMMOLATION, ABYSMAL DAWN, JOB FOR A COWBOY). The legendary Alan Douches will master the upcoming album at West West Side (SEPULTURA, CONVERGE, HATEBREED).

Following the addition of new members guitarist Harry Lannon and bassist Ian Bainbridge, COGNITIVE have forged new ground and are eager to unleash the bands new material which will present a more formidable sound and direction. The band is currently seeking a label and aiming to have the album released by March 2016.



12/5: South Jersey Metal Fest- Clementon, NJ

12/6: Blackthorn- Elmhurst, NY


Source: ClawHammer PR

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TODAY IS THE DAY – Month-Long European Tour With Grime Commences Today

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on November 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Today Is The Day - Grime - European Tour Promo Poster - 2015 - #MO777NMSS33FD

TODAY IS THE DAY has crossed the Atlantic to begin a month-long tour of Europe, beginning today, Saturday, November 21st, with support for the entire trek to be provided by Italian sludge savages, Grime.

The feral experimental metal trio TODAY IS THE DAY sees founding frontman Steve Austin currently flanked by bassist Trevor Thomas and drummer Douglas Andrae. The band has been touring relentlessly since the release of their tenth studio full-length, Animal Mother, released last year on Southern Lord, taking to the road for long stints with Lazer/Wulf and Abigail Williams; their upcoming European tour will showcase them at their gnarled, refined best.

On their way out of the country, Austin announced: “Our European tour starts this Saturday in Brussels. The tour is of course still on and we are not cancelling. We are going to go about our lives as we normally do and play music for our fans and friends in Europe, not afraid. I hope to see you there! We are with you Europe! Let it rip, light it up!”

TODAY IS THE DAY’s video for “Heathen” is playing RIGHT HERE or below:

…And their “Masada” video HERE or below:

Animal Mother is available from Southern Lord digitally HERE and on CD and LP HERE.

Steve Austin has also been occupied recently with scoring the soundtrack to Addiction: A 60’s Love Story, a vice-soaked feature-length directed by Tate Steinseck. The trailer is playing at Entertainment Tonight HERE and fronting Montreal-based psychedelic post-hardcore quintet, LAE, as witnessed on the band’s debut 2xLP Break The Clasp.


TODAY IS THE DAY – European Tour w/ Grime:
11/21/2015 Magasin 4 – Bruxelles, BE
11/22/2015 Le Guess Who Festival – Utrecht, NL [no Grime]
11/23/2015 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
11/24/2015 Blitz – Oslo, NO
11/26/2015 Kuudes Linja – Helsinki, FI
11/27/2015 Torvi – Lahti, FI
11/30/2015 Club 007 Strahov – Prague, CZ
12/02/2015 Kulturzentrum Faust, Mephisto – Hannover, DE
12/03/2015 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
12/04/2015 Ciemna Strona Miasta – Wroclaw, PL @ Into the Abyss Fest
12/05/2015 Kult – Budapest, HU
12/07/2015 Mochvara – Zagreb, HR
12/08/2015 Mostovna – Nova Gorica, SI
12/09/2015 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
12/11/2015 SAS – Delemont, CH
12/12/2015 Freakout Club – Bologna, IT
12/13/2015 Traffic – Rome, IT
12/14/2015 LoFi Club – Milan, IT
12/15/2015 The Black Sheep – Montpellier, FR
12/16/2015 Club Ephemere – Paris, FR
12/17/2015 Het Bos – Antwerp, BE
12/18/2015 Mod Club – St. Petersburg, RU [no Grime]
12/19/2015 Shale – Moscow, RU [no Grime]


Source: Earsplit PR

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Vetten Äpärät – New Track Available From Finnish Folk Metal Band

Posted in folk metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Vetten Äpärät - promo band pic - Folk Metal - 2015 - #MO33MMNSSC

Vetten Äpärät is a second generation Folk Metal band from Helsinki, Finland. Their debut album “Syntyi Talven Kyynelistä” will be released in early 2016.

A new track “Wind of Exhaustion” from the upcoming album is featured below or here:

“Wind Of Exhaustion” was recorded at Suomenlinnan Studio and mastered at Finnvox Studios.


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Source: Inverse Music Group



Long Live Vetten Äpärät.

Long Live Metal.


Stream The New REX SHACHATH Record In Full Here!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Rex Shachath - promo band pic - 2015 - #03033MMMSS

Today Northern Irish Death Metallers Rex Shachath release their latest offering, Revocation Of The Blood Elect, via French label Great Dane Records, and to mark the occasion are streaming the EP in full right here!

Tackling social issues such as the state of modern society and man’s exorbitant desire for wealth at the expense of our natural world, the band have harnessed a sound more befitting to such issues in comparison to their debut release Sepulchral Torment. Old school ideals kneaded with modern Death Metal notions on a much more up to date and punchier production is what we have here.

Rex Shachath- Revocation Of The Blood Elect - promo album cover - 2015 - #33003MMNSS24

Artwork (as seen above), was completed by UK artist Godmachine famed for his work with bands such as Suicide Silence, Bring Me The Horizon, Cannibal Corpse and Job For A Cowboy (to name a few). The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Joe Thompson at Sonic Forge Studio, Cardiff, Wales.

Check out the video for title track ‘Revocation Of The Blood Elect’!

Track Listing:

  1. Atonement Through Atrocity
  2. Impious Axiom
  3. Revocation Of The Blood Elect
  4. Within The Temple Of Disgust (Featuring Ben McCrow)
  5. Colossus Rise

What the press have said:

“Death metal with venomous attitude!” – The Metal Gods Meltdown

“…punishing rhythms and atmospheric leads…” – Ave Noctum

“Rex Shachath have harnessed musical prowess with the type of agitatory lyrics and attitudes many could learn from.” – Belfast Metalheads

“Rex Shachath are a thoroughly locked in unit. Armed with an arsenal of killer ideas and riffs, displaying at times some Dying Fetus and Suffocation like groove.” – Inside The Coffin

“This is pure, angry metal.” – Glacially Musical


Source: Future PR







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