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80’s Thrashers AGGRESSION Reunite On Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour

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

Aggression - Canadian CHUD Invasion Tour - promo flyer - Summer 2015

Song Stream – Rotten By Torture:

Founding Member /Bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay Rejoins

Recently celebrating their 30 year anniversary tour earlier this March on their ‘Forsaken East Coast Survival US Tour’, AGGRESSION have re-kindled their fire and hitting the road once again with not just founding member / guitarist Denis ‘Sasquatch’ Barthe who reformed the Canadian 80’s thrashers, but will have original bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay rejoin them for their ‘Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour’ that includes three festival appearances at Alberta’s Farmageddon Open Air in June along with BC’s Metallion Festival and Montreal’s Obscene Extreme Festival in August (all dates listed below).

“Seeing the new version of the band and having a chance to play one show with them already back in March, I had no other options than joining when the chance came up! The new members do a great job helping capture the essence of what Aggression is supposed to be. Seeing them perform brought me right back to the early days. Of course it is nice to be reunited with Denis “Sasquatch” Barthe too!” – comments bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay.

‘Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour’ 

June 5 – Vancouver, BC – Wise Hall & Lounge –  Event Details here.

June 6 – Victoria, BC – The Cambie – Event Details here.

June 12 –  Calgary, AB – Overtime Sports Bar – Event Details here.

June 14- Ryley, AB – Farmageddon Open Air Festival – Event Details here.

August 14 – Vanderhoof, BC – Metallion Festival – Event Details here.

August 20 – Quebec City, QC – Bar La Source De La Martiniere

August 21 –  Montreal, QC – Obscene Extreme America Festival – Event Details here.

August 22 – Jonquiere, QC – Le 4 Barils – Event Details here.

August 23 – Trois-Rivieres, QC – Rock Cafe Le Stage



Formed in 1985 under the original moniker “Asylum” to be later changed to AGGRESSION, the speed metallers unleashed their 1986 demo “Forgotten Skeleton”, (which saw an album release in 2005) and their debut full length “The Full Treatment” in 1987, which lead them to become one of the most popular bands to rise out of the Quebec and Canadian metal scene. With their manager at the time (Johnny Hart), AGGRESSION quickly became a household name with their concerts sold out everywhere and a fan base that grew from hundreds to thousands in no time.

Other bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Hallow’s Eve, Destruction and others all wanted to see the beast for themselves during tour stops in Montreal. Playing numerous concerts with bands such as Anvil, Celtic Frost, Voïvod, Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Possessed, Dark Angel, Crumbsuckers, Sacrifice and others, AGGRESSION decided to call it quits in 1989 due to external influences.



*band line up for recordings was Denis Sasquatch Barthe (guitar and backup vocals), Botcher (vocals), Burn (guitar), Dug (bass) and Gate (drums and backup vocals).

*1985 – *4 track demo

*1986 – *Live (14 track live album)

*1986  -* 4 Track demo

*1986 – Forgotten Skeleton (originally recorded in 1986 and later released in 2004)

1987 – The Full Treatment (full length) – band lineup for The Full Treatment was Denis Sasquatch Barthe (guitar and backup vocals), Cactus Pete (vocals) Dug (bass and backup vocals) and Gate (drums and backup vocals)


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Lynyrd Skynyrd – Are July 2015 Cover Feature For Guitar World

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Guitar World - Lynyrd Skynyrd - promo cover pic - July 15 - 2015 - #78LSMOS

As reported by Guitar World:

Guitar World’s July 2015 issue features Lynyrd Skynyrd. As they gear up to release their latest live record, One More for the Fans! guitarist Gary Rossington reflects on his career as the sole surviving original member of the Southern rock giants. 

Then, in an excerpt from his new biography on the rise of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars: The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd, author Mark Ribowsky provides a harrowing account of the 1977 plane crash that rocked the music world.

Also, from “Free Bird” to “That Smell” and “Swamp Music” to “Call Me the Breeze,” we pay tribute to the legends of Southern rock by ranking their 25 best tracks.

Also in the issue, Guitar World gets freaky with Kirk Hammett as the second annual Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil- the Metallica guitarist’s star-studded celebration of all things metal and horror.

Finally, Guitar World presents a selection of 15 of the tastiest seven- and eight-string axes on the market today.

Start your subscription off with the July 2015 issue of Guitar World!




JAG PANZER “The Age Of Mastery” Expanded Edition CD Out On June 30th, 2015, via Skol Records

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

Jag Panzer - The Age Of Mastery - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #063015JPMOSR

Jag Panzer “The Age Of Mastery” expanded edition CD out on June 30, 2015, on Skol Records. Limited to 1000 copies only!

Pre-order (Europe):

First official CD reissue since 1998. Expanded edition incl. thick booklet with all lyrics, lot of previously unseen pictures and new liner notes written by Mark Briody & Harry Conklin. Limited to only 1000 copies. One of the best Heavy Metal albums of the ’90s, incl. ultimate classics such as “Iron Eagle” and “Chain Of Command”!


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Source: Skol Records Facebook




On This Day In METAL History – May 26th… From THE ANIMALS To SCORPIONS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Best Of The Animals - promo album cover pic - 1966- #0526MOEB

On May 26th, 1966 The Best of the Animals entered the United States album charts. This album would peak at #6 and stay on the charts for an impressive 113 weeks. Long live the legacy of The Animals!

Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1973 - #01TEWGMO1

On May 26th, 1973 The Edgar Winter Group hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hard rockin’ instrumental: Frankenstein. Hell and yeah! This grand song is featured on the third studio album from The Edgar Winter Group, released in 1972: They Only Come Out At Night. Whoa!

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1973 - #4DPMOSIG

On May 26th, 1973 – The super legendary Deep Purple released their iconic hit single: Smoke on the Water. This amazing song went on to peak at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the sixth studio album from Deep Purple, released in 1972: Machine Head. Long live Deep Purple!

Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1984 - #250526SMO

On May 26th, 1984Scorpions hit #25 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their Heavy Metal classic: Rock You Like a Hurricane. This enormously popular song is featured on the ninth studio album from Scorpions, released in 1984: Love At First Sting. Long live Scorpions!

Aerosmith's Greatest Hits large promo album pic!

On May 26th, 2015 Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits is ranked at #168, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This must-own compilation of Aerosmith classics has spent 47 non-consecutive weeks on this chart. Long live Aerosmith!






BIG|BRAVE – Southern Lord Announces The Signing Of Montreal Trio

Posted in Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Big Brave - promo band pic - 2015 - #010525MO

Southern Lord is pleased to announce the signing of Montreal trio, BIG|BRAVE.

The three-piece plays sincere, long-form out-rock that ventures in to different directions, at times mournful and unsettling, their music plays out in to moon-bleached grunge where serene vocals crumble over scraping guitars bled of melody.

The new BIG|BRAVE album is penciled in for a late summer release, recorded with Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra) at Hotel2Tango. This will add to a growing discography comprising their debut EP An Understanding Between People (2013) and the debut LP Feral Verdure, which they recorded at Paradise Studios with Jon Boles, and self-released in September 2014. There’s high expectation of great things to come…

Stay tuned for more news from Southern Lord and BIG|BRAVE.


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On This Day In METAL History – May 25th… From THE KINKS To DIO And Happy Birthday KLAUS MEINE!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kinks - You Really Got Me - promo single 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1964DD

On May 25th, 1965Dave Davies, guitarist for the The Kinks, stumbled onto drummer Mick Avory’s cymbal and was subsequently knocked unconscious, during a concert in London. Whoa and WTF!? I’ve always loved The Kinks; true Hard Rock and Heavy Metal pioneers.

Led Zeppelin - The Who - Concert poster flyer - 1969 - May 25 - Columbia Maryland - #25OMGLZTWMO

Above: The Who and Led Zeppelin Concert flyer. Event was held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, in Columbia, Maryland, USA, May 25th, 1969. Concert flyer artist was Tina Silverman.

The Who - Led Zeppelin - May 25 - 1969 - promo AD - #LZTWMOOMG

The Who - Led Zeppelin - Concert Ticket Stub - May 25 - 1969 - Maryland - #TWLZMOOMFG

On May 25th, 1969The Who and Led Zeppelin performed on the same bill for the only time in Rock History, at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, USA. Led Zeppelin opened for The Who, by the way. Whoa, man! Check out the ticket prices (above) for this unbelievable historic event!! OMFG!! Notice on the ticket stub (above) the misspelling of Led Zeppelin. LOL!! This is an event that I would go to in my time machine; if I had a time machine, that is. I NEED a time machine! Now!! Who is with me?!


On May 25th, 1974Sweet hits #27 in the United Kingdom with their second studio album: Sweet Fanny Adams.

DIO "Holy Diver" large promo album pic!

On May 25th, 1983 – The debut studio album from the iconic DIO released: Holy Diver. This enormously grand Heavy Metal album went on to peak at #56 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Holy Diver would go on to sell one million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD


On May 25th, 1948, Klaus Meine was born in Germany. Happy Birthday, Klaus Meine! Klaus Meine is world-famous as the vocalist, co-songwriter, lyricist and classic member of SCORPIONS. Klaus Meine has also worked with many other musicians projects over the years, including Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia.

Scorpions - St. Petersburg Russia - May 25 - 2015 - Scorpions Facebook credit - #01MSCMOS

SCORPIONS today – from L to R: James Kottak, Matthias Jabs, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Paweł Mąciwoda

Above photo credit: Scorpions Facebook – May 25, 2015 – Scorpions in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Scorpions - mid 1980s - circus magazine poster - #MOSKM001SF25

Above: Circus (magazine) pull-out poster – circa mid 80’s

Above: SCORPIONS from L to R: Klaus Meine, Francis Buchholz, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs


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PSYCHOMANCER “Inject The Worms” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in album reviews, Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Psychomancer - Inject The Worms - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #05PMODM

4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


PSYCHOMANCER have released their new studio album, Inject The Worms, back on April 7th, 2015, via Orchestrated Misery Recordings. Proving that the Midwest is and (hopefully) forever will be a nurturing habitat for underground Death Metal, Psychomancer have unleashed 6 songs of terror that I have embraced, within my Metal world, like a long-lost and cuddly goat. I don’t know where my dependency to Death Metal came from; perhaps it is due to my lifetime infatuation with monsters Or maybe due to my 8 years of Parochial schooling back during the 70’s? All the same, I am a content fan of Death Metal, due to the overwhelming choices of bands and albums that are out in the world today.

Inject The Worms is my first introduction to Psychomancer; this band originally formed around 1998. What always catches my eye first, when shopping around for Death Metal are the album cover’s artwork. The more grotesque the Death Metal cover art doesn’t always equate to the best music heard within, in my Metal opinion. The cover art for Inject The Worms (see above) is both old-school and morbidly fun for my taste; it’s not insanely gut spilling nor repulsive. The less is more mantra for cover art kicks right in here, folks. Thus, I really dig this album cover art.

Psychomancer - promo band pic - 2015 - #0524MOPDM

The 2015 band lineup for Psychomancer are: founding member Duston Bullard on bass and vocal duties, with new members Corey Blackstad on drums and guitarist Curt Hutchison on rhythm and lead guitars. Every delicious sonic nuance in which die-hard Death Metal fans look for is readily heard on Inject The Worms. Quaking bass, blast beats, earth shattering double bass and sadistic growling vocals; with plenty of psycho speed-driven guitar and rhythmic magic. Doom infested riffing and sludgy bass chugging is featured on this album as well. The acoustic guitar intro and haunting chants on Abhorrent Wings Of Decay are both a surprise and successful musical elements; too often Death Metal bands can become too predictable. I love it when a Death Metal band can add that something extra to an album.

I honestly believe every fan of Six Feet Under, Obituary, Suffocation and Cannibal Corpse will be licking their chops while listening to this Psychomancer album. Hell, I sure did. What does licking your chops mean anyways? Onward we go. There are melodic Death Metal moments to hear on this album too, with the intro to the title track being a very good candidate to point out. Inject The Worms has proven to be a winner for my Death Metal tastes and it’s all about these 6 songs not sounding alike. I can not say enough about the hell-raising vocals of Duston Bullard and with the overall musicianship from Psychomancer. Inject The Worms is an album I very highly recommend to all my Death Metal brethren. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Inject The Worms – Track Listing:

01 – In Shackles Insane

02 – Just Another Victim

03 – Inject The Worms

04 – Bastards Burn

05 – Abhorrent Wings Of Decay

06 – Chant Of The War Demons


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