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Swedish Death Dealers INTERMENT Releasing “Scent of the Buried” On Dark Descent, April 1st

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Swedish chainsaw-cadavers INTERMENT once again unravel the hellish mausoleum with the group’s latest scorcher Scent Of The Buried! The band’s sophomore album will be released April 1st, on Dark Descent Records.

Six years and a few line-up changes later, INTERMENT came back more savage than ever at the peak of the current Swedish Death Metal scene, with hints of the band showing maturity and dynamism, while without ever losing their integrity as a no-holds-barred primal beast. In murderous HM-2 SweDeathmachine we trust.

Recorded and mixed by the legendary Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studio, Stockholm (Nihilist, Entombed, Dismember, Grave, Desultory, etc) and mastering duties handled by Demonical frontman Sverker ‘Widda’ Widgren at Wing Studios (Diabolical, Demonical, Centinex, Nidsang, Setherial, etc). Featuring the extremely frightful artwork of Juanjo Castellano (Portrait, Revel In Flesh, Avulsed, etc).

Track List:

1. Death and Decay
2. Sinister Incantation
3. Chalice of Death
4. Repugnant Funeral
5. Scent of The Buried
6. Rise of The Dead
7. Unholy Upheaval
8. Dawn of Blasphemy
9. Skullcrushing Carnage
10. Nailed to the Grave

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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BORIS – Announces US Tour Dates

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Japanese Drone/Stoner/Experimental veterans BORIS have announced a run of US tour dates this coming April surrounding Gensho, their new collaborative Relapse release with noise legend MERZBOW. The tour will see the band playing eight shows across the American Southwest and West Coast. A full itinerary is available below.

4/29/2016 Levitation Fest – Austin, TX
4/30/2016 Carson Creek – Austin, TX
5/01/2016 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
5/02/2016 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
5/03/2016 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
5/05/2016 The New Parish – Oakland, CA
5/06/2016 Strummers – Fresno, CA
5/07/2016 The Glass House – Pomona, CA

BORIS with MERZBOW‘s forthcoming collaboration is due out March 18th via Relapse Records. Named after the Japanese word for “phenomenon,” Gensho is a unique release featuring over one hundred and fiifty minutes of new music spread across two CDs and four LPs (available as two separate 2XLP sets or a deluxe 4xLP edition). The BORIS songs are percussion-less reinventions of classic tracks from the band’s storied catalog, while MERZBOW‘s songs are entirely new compositions.

You can now stream BORIS‘s “Heavy Rain” alongside MERZBOW‘s “Goloka Pt. 2” via Rolling Stone at THIS LOCATION. The tracks are also available for streaming separately. Additionally, a trailer of new music and a live music video of the two artists performing the songs “Huge” and “Planet Of The Cows” together can be viewed HERE and HERE respectively.

Physical preorders are available via Relapse at THIS LOCATION, and digital preorders can be found at Bandcamp HERE.

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Source: Earsplit PR






Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Feb. 10, 2016, PHILADELPHIA – Portland’s Red Fang has announced a new run of North American dates this coming April, which will see the band playing venues across the U.S. West Coast and British Columbia with support from Golden Void, Bison and Black Wizard on select dates. Red Fang recently celebrated its tenth anniversary with a trio of Northwestern U.S. performances.

The band returns to the studio later this month, recording the follow-up to Whales & Leeches with famed producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure, Sepultura) and mixing handled by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Melvins, Tool). Red Fang will trek from Portland to Robinson’s Venice, Calif. studio with two shows en route: Feb. 17 at Jub Jub’s in Reno and Feb. 18 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz.

Red Fang Live:
Feb 17 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s
Feb 18 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst

April 6 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones*
April 7 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar*
April 9 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s – Desert Generator Festival^
April 13 Victoria, BC Distrikt#
April 14 Vancouver, BC Venue#
April 15 Whistler, BC Merlin’s$
April 16 Tacoma, WA Real Art

*w/ Golden Void
^w/ Brant Bjork, Acid King, Ecstatic Vision, Golden Void
#w/ Bison & Black Wizard
$w/ Black Wizard

Whales & Leeches was released in October 2013 via Relapse Records. The 11-song album landed the band on The Late Show with David Letterman and in a world of trouble in the zombie-infused video for “Blood Like Cream,” which featured guest Fred Armisen (view it now at THIS LOCATION).  Alternative Press said Whales & Leeches was “bigger, bolder, heavier, catchier and even more savagely fun.” Hear Whales & Leeches in full via the band’s Bandcamp page HERE or below:


Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

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THUNDERSTONE “Apocalypse Again” – New Studio Album Releases On April 1st, 2016, via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the THUNDERSTONE Facebook:

THUNDERSTONErs! This is it! Our sixth studio album, APOCALYPSE AGAIN is now available for pre-order! The explosive cover art was designed by the mighty Thomas Ewerhard, who also worked with us on the first three albums. We’ve got nine new songs for you, ranging from fast sing along choruses to heavier stuff, and everything in between. The release date for the album is 1 April 2016, and the single THE PATH and an accompanying video will be released on 10 February 2016. Go get your copy now!

Track List:
1.Veterans Of The Apocalypse
2.The Path
3.Fire And Ice
4.Through The Pain
5.Walk Away Free
8.Days Of Our Lives
9.Barren Land



Pasi Rantanen – Vocals

Nino Laurenne – Guitar

Titus Hjelm – Bass

Jukka Karinen – Keyboards

Atte Palokangas – Drums

THUNDERSTONE are from Finland.



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Posted in Music, news, pro wrestling, rock music with tags , , , on February 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Live from Hollywood, CA by way of the Broken Skull Ranch, Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer, Action Movie/TV star, Steve Austin lets loose in a no-holds barred, in-depth interview with Misfits founding member Jerry Only. Click the links below to listen to Part 1 and 2 online now. Jerry talks about his adventure wrestling for WCW in 1999, details of his infamous cage match with Dr. Death and how WCW almost broke up The Misfits! Plus, Jerry looks back on the early days of the Misfits and much more. Steve Austin has really done his homework and digs deep to bring you one of the most informative and revealing interviews yet and that’s the bottom line.

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The complete two-part Podcast is available online right now – FREE OF CHARGE – ’cause Stone Cold said so…





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On This Day In METAL History – February 9th… From DEEP PURPLE To ABBATH

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 9, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On January 9th, 1985 – The great DEEP PURPLE peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, with their studio album Perfect Strangers. This was DEEP PURPLE‘s first album with their Mark II lineup in eleven years. Perfect Strangers went on to sell Platinum in the United States.

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Above: IRON MAIDEN (circa 1996) – From L to R: Dave Murray (guitar), Steve Harris (bass), Blaze Bayley (vocals), Janick Gers (guitar) and Nicko McBrain (drums).

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On February 9th, 1996 – The masterful IRON MAIDEN performed at Auditorium de Verdun in Montreal, QC, Canada. This date was on The X Factour, with Blaze Bayley as lead singer of IRON MAIDEN. Whoa.

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Above: ABBATH – L to R are King (bass), ABBATH (vocals & guitar) and Creature (drums)

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On February 9th, 2016 – The debut studio album from ABBATH is ranked at #46, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. HAIL ABBATH!!

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On February 9th, 2016 – The new studio EP from Belgium’s ABORTED, Termination Redux, is ranked at #70, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking hell and yeah!


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THE NEW BLACK “A Monster’s Life” – Releasing On February 26th, 2016, via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 8, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

“This time for real.” Everybody’s using this phrase generously, nobody really means it, but it sounds good. Not for The New Black, though. When a band like this is saying “this time for real”, it comes from a bunch of musicians that released three records since 2009, that played Wacken and Rock am Ring and that shared stages with the likes of AC/DC, Black Label Society and Alter Bridge. So what that hell has not been “for real“ before?

So this time for real. For these Heavy Rockers it means: Working their asses off with a real producer in a real studio. Harder than ever. “We’ve reached a limit after self-producing our first three albums,” guitarist Christof Leim explains. “At some point you just go in circles, sound wise and with the songwriting.” The New Black however did not ask just any producer for the sake of it. They recorded with Danish icon Jacob Hansen, a proven master of kick ass Rock, the guy Volbeat committed to ever since their first album. Naturally, The New Black and a producer like that get along like a house on fire. Working on the album together in The New Black’s hometown Würzburg and in the Danish city of Ribe is what rocketed the band onto an entirely new level. “The cooporation was totally worth it,” main songwriter Fabian Schwarz agrees. “They’re still our songs, but they’re better and they sound better, too. At some point, you lose focus, you are too close. Some tracks are two years in the making or have been played live already which makes you focus on your own parts naturally. That’s why even the biggest bands work with producers.” Now, also The New Black did, in order to get that important outside perspective.

The results? They jump right at you. “A Monster’s Life” sounds like an album should sound that starts off with a smasher called “Long Time Coming”. As if the three years since the last record steered the band to this singular point. The New Black are still The New Black. Only much bigger. The trinity of heaviness, melody and groove has new kings, the songs are built to last and highly explosive, the production is massive on an international level. Hansen neither gave the band a typical Metal edge nor a classic Hard Rock sound, but chose to take the middle way. The nonchalant, too-cool-for-school Heavy Rock kick in the ass is still in full effect. The music has just put on a new black shining leather jacket, if you will – and still works fine with a few cans of beer.

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“Ten tracks, no bullshit, no dead weights”, vocalist Fludid sums up the fourth album’s fundament. By now, The New Black can offer more than enough unique bravado to fearlessly step into any ring. Said opener “Long Time Coming” is self-confidently sowing the fields of Heavy Rock with enthusiastic uptempo riffing and a boldly anthemic chorus, “Blockbuster Life” convinces with breakneck speed and gang shouts. “With A Grin” is stomping through town like a monster only to erupt into a capital XXL chorus before the atmospheric “Send In The Clowns” throws in some epic hooks. Talking about epic: “That’s Your Poison, Not Mine” delivers a chorus written for stadiums. Seriously. In the loose rocking “Dead In The Water”, The New Black even sing about all those who claim that the band won‘t go anywhere anyway – and how much fun the five-piece has regardless.

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The New Black put all their hearts as well as an incredible amount of time and energy into this record. They went for broke, all in – and now they reap what they sowed. Aside the enviable thick guitar sound and the ballsy drums, Hansen‘s production is predominantly highlighting Fludid’s impressive vocals. “He’s our trump card anyway”, bass player Günt Auschrat and drummer Chris Weiß add with quite some understatement. This time around, they have more than one trick up their sleeves. Just like the huge lizard on the album cover that can’t wait to trample down Tokyo, “A Monster’s Life” will gather momentum and will shake our floors – on the record as well as on their tour early 2016. This time for real indeed.



Fludid – Vocals

Christof Leim – Guitars

Fabian Schwarz – Guitars

Günt Auschrat – Bass

Chris Weiß – Drums



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