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Metal Odyssey Celebrates Its 6 Year Anniversary Today! Metal Be Thy Name!

Posted in classic rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal Odyssey Headquarters – My pup Ozzy (above) isn’t kidding, it’s been 6 years! It is March 1st, 2015 and it’s the 6 year anniversary of Metal Odyssey. Whoa! Shut the front door! Gather the villagers! My, how fast 6 years can fly by! Metal Odyssey was launched back on March 1st, 2009 (MMIX).

Back in 2009, The Walking Dead and Finding Bigfoot were not on television yet. Wow! In 2009 a pound of bacon cost $3.19 and a U.S. postage stamp cost 42 cents. Unreal! Six years ago, after an eleven year wait, the iconic KISS released a new studio album:

KISS "Sonic Boom" large promo album pic!

KISS Sonic Boom was released on October 6th, 2009.

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During 2009 I was new to the blogosphere, thus I used about 200 or more “tags” with every post that was published on Metal Odyssey. I was such a nerd. Oops. I still am. Um, anyhow, take a look for yourself, as to how “tag crazy” I once was:

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After 6 years with Metal Odyssey in my Metal life, I’ve learned quickly that there is always room for improvement and I don’t know everything. There are no laurels to rest on here. Each day I am grateful that other humans actually visit Metal Odyssey and hopefully it brings some kind of Metal joy to their lives; as Metal Odyssey has brought immeasurable Metal joy to mine. My love for Metal and Rock ‘N’ Roll hopefully shows, throughout these past 6 years of Metal Odyssey.

I thank every visitor (both random and loyal) and each subscriber to Metal Odyssey; you are ALL the reason why Metal Odyssey’s Metal wheels keep moving. To ALL the kick-ass Twitter followers, you RULE too! Each respective PR agency, PR rep, record label, musician and band I tremendously applaud for delivering to me the invaluable promotional materials and/or insight that are so necessary in the proper execution of Metal Odyssey. You ALL know who you are and you ALL ROCK!

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I placed the Witch Cross Axe To Grind album cover (above) for the reason that I can.

I especially thank Nilla, Scott Coverdale, Megy, Sara, Kev Moore, my guardian Metal angels, WordPress.com and my fellow blogging peers for any and all support, these past 6 years. Metal Be Thy Name!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Hail to the King: Deathbat” Video Game Soundtrack Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, video games with tags , , , , on February 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The Hail to the King: Deathbat original video game soundtrack is now available on iTunes for $4.99. Get it here: http://smarturl.it/httkdbst.itunes

Avenged Sevenfold self-financed their own mobile role-playing fantasy video game called Deathbat, partnering with Subscience Studios. Deathbat is available for iOS and Android devices. The Hail to the King: Deathbat original video game soundtrack was created by Avenged Sevenfold.

If you love mobile video games, the Castlevania (or the like) video games, trying out something different on the scary and inspirational spectrum of music and/or love Avenged Sevenfold, then this video game soundtrack is for you. It’s all instrumental songs coupled with 8-bit music and I bought it off of iTunes. It is an entertaining listen!

Bringing to life this Deathbat soundtrack and making it available for purchase was a grand idea from Avenged Sevenfold. Ten songs fused with dark/fantasy video game sounds and atmospheres of Deathbat is, in my Metal opinion… Metal. This soundtrack was released on January 27th, 2015, via Warner Bros. Records. Metal be thy name.

Hail to the King: Deathbat mobile video game is available from the App Store and Google Play.

Watch and listen to the Deathbat video game trailer:

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* For more info on A7X:

Facebook: Avenged Sevenfold

http://www.DeathbatGame.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AVENGED SEVENFOLD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Crowquill Records Sign Codas

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Crowquill Records is pleased to announce that they will be releasing the debut EP of CODAS, the post-metal project from Mario Quintero of Sleep Lady and Spotlights. The EP, which is titled Currents, is projected to be released in the spring of 2015.

Currents will consist of 4 tracks and is recommended for fans of bands such as Jesu, Nadja and Old Man Gloom.

Label CEO BJ Dierkes had the following to say about the signing:

Codas is one of those projects that comes along out of nowhere and just kicks you right in the gut.  Their debut EP “Currents” hits a sweet spot across an entire spectrum of influences and genres that have been masterfully melded together.  This stuff is on a whole other level, and we’re stoked to be working with them.

The label has released a teaser trailer for the album which can be viewed below or at this location:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEHrHZpd2tI

The album cover for Currents can be seen below:

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About Codas:

Codas is the solo project from New York-based Mario Quintero of Sleep Lady and Spotlights. A year after relocating from San Diego, CA, Codas began as an experiment in not over thinking things, as well as not being concerned with any specific sound or genre. Their debut EP “Currents” (Crowquill 2015) displays elements of post-rock, noise, and even the math-ier side of 90s post-hardcore, laced with influences of industrial, doom, and black metal.

Crowquill Records Online:

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Source: Dewar PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CODAS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

PERSIAN METAL FESTIVAL 2015: Peace, Love And Rock In The Middle East

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Israeli, Iranian, Turkish and Arabic bands perform together to promote peace in the Middle East

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In 1915 the Battle of Gallipoli wreaked havoc on Çanakkale, Turkey. The brutal war left over 100,000 Australian, European and Turkish soldiers dead in its wake, but resulted in the formation of the Republic of Turkey.

On the 100th anniversary of this carnage, March 28th-29th 2015, rock and metal bands from all corners of the Middle East are coming together at the very battlegrounds to forgo their differences and celebrate their love of heavy music at Persian Rock & Metal Festival.

Featuring headliners Orphaned Land (Israel) and Master of Persia (Iran), as well as a dozen other bands hailing from Dubai, Lebanon, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Georgia. Persian Rock and Metal Festival is defying tenacious governments and making for the truest underground festival in Middle Eastern history.

Lineup:

Orphaned Land (Israel)

Master of Persia (Iran)

Anuryzm (Dubai)

Phenomy (Lebanon)

Arallu (Israel)

Insistence (Turkey)

Mental Destruction (Bulgaria)

Natural Life (Georgia)

Dikey (Turkey)

Listana (Turkey)

Amot (Iran)

Plüton’u Kurtarmak (Turkey)

Papa C (Iran)

Persian Rock & Metal Festival Online:

Official Website

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Buy Tickets 

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Source: Dewar PR

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Facebook: Dewar PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL UNITES US ALL.

LONG LIVE MIDDLE EAST METAL BANDS.

Stone.

ENSLAVED – Begins North American Tour On March 5th; New Album Releases March 6th

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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ENSLAVED – Norway’s Metal warriors Enslaved will be touring North America, beginning March 5th in sunny San Diego, California. Enslaved’s tremendous and new studio album, In Times, will be released on March 6th in Europe, March 9th in the UK and March 10th in North America, via Nuclear Blast. Metal be thy name.

Tour dates and tickets at: http://bit.ly/enslaved-on-tour.

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2015 Enslaved tour dates with Yob and Ecstatic Vision:

3/5 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
3/6 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
3/7 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
3/9 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
3/10 Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
3/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
3/14 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
3/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
3/17 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
3/19 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
3/20 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
3/21 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
3/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/23 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
3/24 Boston, MA @ Sinclair

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* For more info on ENSLAVED:

Facebook: Enslaved

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ENSLAVED.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – February 27th… ENFORCER, ADRIAN SMITH And FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH!

Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Enforcer - From Beyond - promo album banner - 2015 - EMOM33

On February 27th, 2015 – Sweden’s ENFORCER releases their new studio album, From Beyond, via Nuclear Blast, in Europe. The fourth ENFORCER record comprises ten new tracks, all produced, mixed and mastered by the band itself. From Beyond will release in the UK on March 2nd and in the US on April 7th. Metal be thy name!

Check Out The Album Trailer For Far Beyond:

ENFORCER – Undying Evil (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)

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Five Finger Death Punch - promo band banner - 2013 - #1

On February 27th, 2015 – The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 from Five Finger Death Punch moves up 16 places to #136 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This awesome album has spent 55 weeks on this chart too. Whoa! FFDP is one helluva whiz-bang band. Yup.

Five Finger Death Punch - Wrong Side Of Heaven - Volume 1 - promo cover

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On February 27th, 1957, Adrian Smith was born in England. Happy Birthday, Adrian Smith! Hell yeah and Whoa! Adrian Smith is world-famous as a guitarist, co-songwriter and longtime member of the mighty IRON MAIDEN. Long live Adrian Smith! Long live IRON MAIDEN! Metal be thy name!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

IMPELLITTERI “Venom” – New Album Releasing This April, via Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in guitarists, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The tenth studio album from IMPELLITTERI, Venom, will be released this April, via Frontiers Music SRL. Chris Impellitteri is a world-famous guitar virtuoso, a top of the tier guitar shredder. On lead vocals is the incredible and original member Rob Rock, with drummer Jon Dette (Slayer, Testament) and James Pulli on bass.

Since 1987, Chris Impellitteri has written and recorded awe-inspiring music that includes some of the most jaw-dropping solos, while rewriting the definition of a lead guitarist.

Release dates for Venom are: April 17th in Europe and April 21st in North America.

VENOM – Track Listing:

  1. Venom
  2. Empire Of Lies
  3. We Own The Night
  4. Nightmare
  5. Face The Enemy
  6. Dominoe Theory
  7. Jehova
  8. Rise
  9. Time Machine
  10. Holding On
  11. Rock Through The Night (bonus track)
  12. Reach For the Sky (bonus track)

Check out the trailer for VENOM, below:

IMPELLITTERI – Band Lineup:

Chris Impellitteri – Lead Guitar

Rob Rock – Lead Vocals

James Pulli – Bass

Jon Dette – Drums

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Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IMPELLITTERI.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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