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SERPENTINE PATH – Debuts First Single From Sophomore Relapse LP

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Relapse Records has just released the first single to be released from the second LP from NYC morbid Sludge Metal kingpins, SERPENTINE PATH.

The highly anticipated follow-up to SERPENTINE PATH’s self-titled 2012 debut, Emanations, is the band’s first studio venture featuring new second guitarist Stephen Flam, the mastermind behind NYC doom/death legends, Winter – aligned with founding members Tim Bagshaw (ex-Ramesses, ex-Electric Wizard) and a triad of ex-Unearthly Trance members, bassist Jay Newman, drummer Darren Verni and vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (The Howling Wind). Capturing forty-five minutes of true sludge punishment from this true underground all-star team, Emanations was recorded by Newman, as with their debut, after which it was mastered at Audiosiege, the album dredging forth the band’s most demoralizing and anguish-filled slow-motion chaos yet, and fittingly enshrouded by striking artwork by in-house Relapse artist Orion Landau.

“Disfigured Colossus” is the fourth of Emanations‘ seven grueling tracks, and has been today released in several methods of dispersal, now playing at Youtube and Soundcloud HERE.

Listen to Disfigured Colossus, below!

Emanations will see release through Relapse on May 27th, 2014 on CD, LP and digital formats; preorders for the album can be placed HERE, and via iTunes HERE.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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http://serpentinepath.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE SERPENTINE PATH.

LONG LIVE RELAPSE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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ELECTRIC WIZARD – FORGE WORLDWIDE ALLIANCE WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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NEW LP SET FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM, IN LEAGUE WITH THE BAND’S ‘WITCHFINDER RECORDS’ IMPRINT

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April 17, 2014 – Visually intoxicating, uncompromisingly heavy and revered for making music and lifestyle one, Electric Wizard have completed work on their new studio album, title to be confirmed; the album will be the band’s first release through Spinefarm Records.

Formed by vocalist / guitarist Jus Oborn in 1993, Electric Wizard (based in the UK’s South-West) have thus far released seven studio albums – an increasingly influential body of work recorded on vintage analogue gear with as little technology as possible intruding on the signal (“Protools is for pussies!”).

Result: some of the heaviest, dirtiest, most evil-sounding audio ever put to tape, and more importantly to vinyl, with both Come My Fanatics (1997) and Dopethrone (2000) being lauded as landmark releases.

A cultural as well as a musical force, Electric Wizard have left an indelible mark on a host of different genres, the likes of doom, stoner and sludge; at heart, however, they stand as an iconic British Metal band, cast in the great tradition, with lyrics and artwork reflecting the hypnotic weight of the music, and subject to the same intelligence and detail.

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Wreathed in occult ritual and drug-culture references, with classic ’70s horror an inspirational seam, Electric Wizard are poised to turn a page; there’s the new deal with Spinefarm Records, plus – after a nine-year hiatus – the return of Mark Greening (the drummer on Dopethrone), who completes the line-up of Oborn, US guitarist Liz Buckingham, a key member since 2003, and new bassist Clayton Burgess (Satan’s Satyrs).

Fueled by strong emotion and the harder sounds of late-’60s Detroit, the remodeled line-up – isolated by choice, giant stacks glowing red – set about crafting an eighth studio album to both rival and exceed the milestone recordings of the past, with Buckingham keeping things suitably monolithic and the band generally looking back to some of their earliest influences.

Toerag Studios in London was once again charged with capturing ‘The Sound’, and (encouragingly) words like “raw”, “hateful” and “sickeningly heavy” are being traded.

Says Oborn: “Our master plan is this. Real metal!! We stand for rebellion, we are with the kids; we fight, puke, smoke weed, etc… Electric Wizard is an entity, with its own history, its own symbols, its own iconography, and with this new album, we wanted to return to basic values. It’s primitive. We needed to claw it back down to the evil core – sex, drugs, violence, revolution… to go back to being a band that hung out and jammed hard. No teaching songs, just feeling them out. If you jam enough and you are on the same level – artistically, musically, whatever, you gotta be committed – then good music will happen. I totally believe that…”

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Electric Wizard will make the following festival appearances in 2014, with more shows to be added:

May 2 – Temples Festival, Bristol, UK (headline)

June 20 – Hellfest, Clisson, France (Valley Stage headline)

July 3 – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark (Arena Stage)

July 4 – Sonisphere, Knebworth Park, UK (stage headline)

August 16 – Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK

September 12 – Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)

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ELECTRIC WIZARD are: Jus Oborn – lead vocals, guitars | Liz Buckingham – guitars | Mark Greening – drums, percussion | Clayton Burgess – bass

Established in 1990, Spinefarm Records is an international Rock and Metal label with dedicated offices around the globe. Working with Caroline under the Universal banner, Spinefarm marries the ethos of the independent to the clout of the major, developing signature artists worldwide.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ELECTRIC WIZARD:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/electricwizarddorsetdoom

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ElectricFuckinWizard

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LONG LIVE ELECTRIC WIZARD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLOODSHOT DAWN LAUNCH KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

Posted in metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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It’s official, UK melodic extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have launched their Kickstarter campaign in support of their second and as of yet untitled album.

Check It Out Here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bloodshotdawn/bloodshot-dawn-recording-new-album

On the lead up to the Kickstarter launch, Bloodshot Dawn have been releasing a series of videos leading to the official launch offering advance details such as special guests, artwork previews and some new album demo snippets. Check out the videos below:

Video 1


Crowd-Funding Project Announced & First Glimpse Of New Drummer Janne Jalmona

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

Video 2


Artwork Sneak Preview & Guitar Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEVsjbLzL60

Video 3


Album Guests Announced & Bass Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A0XTNUAu54

Video 4


More Album Guests Announced, Guitars & Tour Plans

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

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Bloodshot Dawn ‘Vision’ – Official Music Video:

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Catch Bloodshot Dawn this summer at Underwall Festival, Croatia and Bloodstock Festival, UK. The band are also touring throughout the UK in October/November before jetting to Japan November 2014 with Krisiun & Gorguts.

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(Source: Future PR)

* For related & recent BLOODSHOT DAWN news:

BLOODSHOT DAWN – Announce More New Album Guests

Above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on April 12, 2014.

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* For more info on BLOODSHOT DAWN:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bloodshotdawn

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LONG LIVE BLOODSHOT DAWN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE UK.

Stone.

 

DISMEMBERMENT – Cassette Tapes “Embrace The Dark” And “Denied Salvation” Officially Released

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From tridroid records:

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here: “Embrace the Dark” and “Denied Salvation” are now officially released on cassette!

 Originally released in 2012, “Denied Salvation” created a HUGE buzz for the band in their local Ohio scene.

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The EP was hailed as “fucking excellent” by Forbidden Magazine and cemented their status as a band to watch. Preview and order the album here.

“Embrace the Dark” is the band’s latest album and we are happy that we’ve been able to release the cassette version prior to the official CD release on April 29th 2014. You can preview and order the album here.

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* For more info on DISMEMBERMENT:

Facebook: DISMEMBERMENT

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LONG LIVE DISMEMBERMENT.

LONG LIVE TRIDROID RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

Stone.

KREATOR – EUROPEAN TOUR 2014 Announced! Arch Enemy, Sodom And Vader To Support!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Following the release of last year’s highly acclaimed and critically hailed live DVD/Blu-ray Dying Alive, German Thrash Metal giants KREATOR now announce a tour for November/December 2014, leading the true “Hordes Of Chaos” throughout Europe as headliners and with them a real high-class selection of bands.

Joining KREATOR for the upcoming live shenanigans are Polish label mates VADER, Swedish death metal masters ARCH ENEMY and German Thrash veterans SODOM.

Frontman Mille Petrozza comments:

“A lot of our European fans voiced their discontent over the fact that the band hardly does European club tours – apart from our festival shows. In 2013 we were mainly busy playing for our fans overseas. We want to change this now. In time for the reissues of Endless Pain, Pleasure To Kill and Extreme Aggression, in all kinds of formats – finally on vinyl again too – we`ll end the Phantom Antichris tour cycle in Europe with a massive string of shows. This will be your last chance to see KREATOR live in clubs for quite a while, because we`ll be busy working on a new album in 2015 and only play carefully selected shows. Right now we`re working on a new multimedia stage show and we`ll also have a bunch of surprises in the setlist. Our friends of ARCH ENEMY are part of the trek to present their new album War Eternal, and so will VADER and our old companions SODOM. This tour will be KILLER!!!”

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Check Out This Killer Package At The Following Dates:

26.11.2014 FR – Lyon, Le Transbordeur

27.11.2014 FR – Istres, L´Usine

01.12.2014 FR – Toulouse, Le Bikini

02.12.2014 FR – Paris, Le Bataclan

04.12.2014 NL – Tilburg, 013

05.12.2014 DE – Ludwigsburg

06.12.2014 DE – Oberhausen

07.12.2014 DE – Saarbrücken

08.12.2014 DE – Hamburg

09.12.2014 DE – Berlin

11.12.2014 DE – Wiesbaden

12.12.2014 DE – Geiselwind

13.12.2014 DE – München

14.12.2014 CH – Pratteln

16.12.2014 UK – Leamington, Assembly Rooms

17.12.2014 UK – Bristol, Academy

18.12.2014 UK – London, The Forum

19.12.2014 UK – Manchester, Academy

20.12.2014 IR – Dublin, Academy

21.12.2014 UK – Glasgow, QMU

22.12.2014 UK – Newcastle, Academy

* Without SODOM and VADER

**16.12.2014 – Birmingham changed! **

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KREATOR:

Miland “Mille” Petrozza – Vocals / Guitrar

Sami Yli-Sirniö – Guitar

Christian “Speesy” Giesler – Bass

Jürgen “Ventor” Reil – Drums

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(Source: KREATOR Facebook)

* For more info on KREATOR:

Facebook: Kreator Official

Website: http://www.kreator-terrorzone.de

Merch: http://www.kreator-terrorshop.com

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LONG LIVE KREATOR.

LONG LIVE SODOM.

LONG LIVE VADER.

LONG LIVE ARCH ENEMY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Saints Of Rebellion – Push Release To June

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore, MD: New rockers Saints of Rebellion delay their debut release New American Dream until June 3, 2014. “The reasons are quite simple, we added two additional tracks and remixed the entire release, we shot a video that is still being edited, a full radio campaign is being launched, and we just landed a great summer tour. This gives us time to properly setup and service the release and work it the way it should be with all of these things working together. Timing is everything and all of these things give us a little bit more time to do it right.” says label owner Bill Chavis.

Track listing:

1. New American Dream
2. Gasoline
3. Alone
4. Garden
5. Get You Some
6. Wine, Women & Song
7. Matters
8. Rise
9. 30 and a 5th
10. Better Days

Dates and tour announcements will be revealed shortly but in the meantime catch Saints of Rebellion on Thursday April 24th for the M-Pre Party in Columbia, MD at Sonoma’s.

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* For more info on SAINTS OF REBELLION:

Website: http://www.saintsofrebellion.com

Facebook: Saints of Rebellion

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LONG LIVE SAINTS OF REBELLION.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

DARKENTRIES “The Make Believe” – 5 Song Debut EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, post-sludge, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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DARKENTRIES is a Post-Sludge band from Columbia, South Carolina and one of the first signed bands to Kylesa’s new record label: Retro Futurist. Overall, this 5 song debut EP from Darkentries, The Make Believe, is a blend of extreme, macabre sound, vibes and emotions. If you can picture how the Melvins would sound being phenomenally pissed off, coupled with the dark anger of Trillion Red, then you’ll (hopefully) know what Darkentries is serving for Metal dinner… and it’s not your grandma’s mac and cheese.

With all of that above blab stated, Darkentries are unique, with an overriding Doom Metal quality and forceful energy about their Metal. If you like to be scared straight, then play this nifty EP in a total dark room by yourself. The vocals alone are an extreme showstopper and quite possibly from dark places unknown to mankind. Don’t allow the band’s look (see photo at bottom) deceive you. This band isn’t looking to share their time mulling over imported tea and biscuits; this Darkentries crew is instead looking to dominate a Metal genre and kick your eardrums into submission. Cool.

Darkentries plays at such a potent level of Post-Sludge Extreme and their Metal has an impressive enormous bite; their debut should catapult their career both among the underground dwellers and those above that know better. That’s my Metal assessment, anyways. Dig it? I sure dig Darkentries. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Hit the Bandcamp play button below and get your senses torched by Darkentries! Then buy their Metal and support this talented Metal act!

Track Listing: TV FUZZ, HONEY EATER, I’M TIRED OF BEING AWAKE, 1200-S, FEEDBACK FUNERAL

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DARKENTRIES:

Jonathan Warf – Guitar

Roger Caughman – Guitar

Bradford Marino – Bass

Hampton Dodd – Vocals

Josh Gilley – Drums

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* Darkentries The Make Believe, was released on March 25th, 2014, via Retro Futurist, in both vinyl and digital download.

* Retro Futurist is a record label owned and operated by the core members of KYLESA.

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Website: http://www.retrofuturistrecords.com

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* For more info on DARKENTRIES:

Facebook: Darkentries

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LONG LIVE DARKENTRIES.

LONG LIVE RETRO FUTURIST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MICHAEL SCHENKER & FRIENDS “Blood Of The Sun” – An Iconic Guitarist, A Legendary Covers Compilation Of Rock Classics!

Posted in Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, classic rock bands, rock music news, rock albums, music news with tags , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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MICHAEL SCHENKER & FRIENDS - Blood Of The Sun will be releasing on April 22, 2014, in North America, via Germany’s Collectors Dream Records. This is a 14 song compilation of Rock’s storied classics, including 2 instrumentals, courtesy of the iconic guitarist Michael Schenker!

Michael Schenker’s “Friends” are a roll-call of 12 Rock, Hard Rock and Metal luminaries! From Michael’s long-time vocalist Gary Barden, to Sebastian Bach, with Paul Di’Anno in-between, this compilation of Classic Rock cover songs gives me the ostrich bumps all over my arms and face, each time I listen to it! This album is Classic Rock ‘N Metal 101, my fellow Metal brethren and Rockaholics!

It is only fitting that this album has come together, with Michael Schenker sharing the stage and studio with a list of who’s who throughout his epic musical career. To my ears and Rock ‘N Roll senses, Michael Schenker has undeniably molded these Rock classics into his very own, with a little help from his friends! From Pink Floyd’s Money to Black Sabbath’s War Pigs, these classics are celebrated to the highest degree of vocal and musical excellence! Tim “Ripper” Owens essentially kills it, on the cover of War Pigs. Whoa!

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(Photo Credit: Michael Schenker Group / Temple Of Rock Facebook)

Michael Schenker magically allows his Dean Flying V guitar to do all the talking for him and each vocalist featured here sounds nothing short of terrific! The guitar tones of Michael Schenker are forever entrenched in the minds and souls of his countless fans; any fan of this guitar icon should be pleased by what they hear, on this album. This compilation defines Michael’s uniqueness and (improvisation-like) studio creativity, which has had him stand out among his peers for decades.

If I have come across as spellbound by this compilation from Michael Schenker & Friends, there is plenty of solid reasoning. I grew up listening to Michael Schenker, along with each and every vocalist here, from Joe Lynn Turner to Tim “Ripper” Owens and I immensley appreciate each and every one of their respective talents. Truth be told, this album is about Rock, Hard Rock and Metal coming together as one impressive Classic Rock family. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track Listing:

 

  1. Out In The Fields feat. Gary Barden (4:27)
  2. Save Yourself - feat. Robin McAuley (5:58)
  3. Doctor Doctor - feat. Jeff Scott Soto (6:08)
  4. War Pigs - feat. Tim “Ripper” Owens (7:27)
  5. Finding My Way - feat. Sebastian Bach (5:20)
  6. All Shook Up - feat. Joe Lynn Turner (4:25)
  7. Blood Of The Sun - feat. Leslie West (3:55)
  8. Money - feat. Tommy Shaw (6:06)
  9. I’m Not Talking feat. Mark Slaughter (4:13)
  10. Hair Of The Dog - feat. Paul Di’Anno (4:14)
  11. I Don’t Live Today - feat. Sebastian Bach (3:54)
  12. Politician - feat. Jeff Pilson (5:12)
  13. Doctor Doctor - (instrumental) (6:14)
  14. War Pigs - (Instrumental) (7:49)

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This album was released on March 28, 2014, via Collectors Dream Records, outside of North America.

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You can pre-order Michael Schenker & Friends – Blood Of The Sun at Amazon.com, by clicking that huge link below! Whoa!

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Sun-Michael-Schenker/dp/B00ISEY3WG/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397537663&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=michael+schenker+%26+friends+blood+of+the+sun

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* For more info on MICHAEL SCHENKER:

Website: http://www.michaelschenkerhimself.com

Michael Schenker Group / Temple Of Rock

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LONG LIVE MICHAEL SCHENKER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

LONG LIVE COLLECTORS DREAM RECORDS.

Stone.

MALPRACTICE – Finnish Progressive/Thrash Act Signs With Sensory Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As they continue to investigate the progressive realms of the Heavy Metal universe, New Jersey-based Sensory Records confirms that Finnish quintet, MALPRACTICE, has become the newest addition in the label’s roster.
Formed in 1994 in Kouvola, Finland by guitarist, Joonas Koto, MALPRACTICE started out as a thrash act. Following the release of self-financed debut MCD, Memorial, in 1996, the band cast aside their most aggressive influences and opted to explore a more progressive direction, which was apparent on their second MCD, Frozen, released later the same year. Without a deal in place, MALPRACTICE recorded an album’s worth of material in March 1998, which became their first full length album, Of Shape And Balance, released via Mastervox Records in September of that year.

Following a brief hiatus, and reactivation in 2004, MALPRACTICE signed with Spinefarm/Universal. This also began the band’s cooperation and friendship with producer/engineer, Anssi Kippo at Astia Studio (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Norther, etc.), with the recording of their second full-length, Deviation From The Flow, and into the 2008 release of their third album, Triangular, which not only expanded their forward-thinking style, also reinvigorated some of their early thrash elements.

In 2010 the band self-produced their own outstanding demo, which eventually became their fourth album, Turning Tides. As their contract with Spinefarm was expired, the band sought new pastures, and given the more melodic and progressive nature of their style, found solace in Laser’s Edge offshoot, Sensory Records, who is now preparing Turning Tides for proper worldwide release this Summer.

Turning Tides represents MALPRACTICE at their absolute best, combing intricate Progressive Metal with catchy melodies topped with excellent musicianship and brilliant vocal harmonies, and a must-hear for fans of Queensryche, Fates Warning, Dream Theater and Megadeth.

Final release details on Turning Tides will be released in the near future.

MALPRACTICE:

Joonas Koto – guitars
Toni Paananen – drums
Aleksi Parviainen – vocals
Markus Vanhala – guitars
Jonas Mäki – bass

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on MALPRACTICE:

http://www.malpracticeband.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Malpractice/124420308087

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https://www.facebook.com/TheLasersEdge

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LONG LIVE MALPRACTICE.

LONG LIVE FINLAND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

REVOCATION “Teratogenesis” – A Scion A/V Presents EP From 2012 You MUST Know About!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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REVOCATION – I remember posting the press release, regarding this tidy 5 song EP, Teratogenesis, from Boston’s REVOCATION. Back on September 25th, 2012, this Metal gem was released for free, via Scion A/V Presents. Scion A/V routinely offers free downloads of Metal EP’s; therefore I declare Scion A/V kicks 100% Metal ass. This great company supports Metal. ‘Nuff said about that.

Of the 5 songs on this EP, my 2 favorite songs on Teratogenesis are Maniacally Unleashed and Bound By Desire. Plus, there are a TON of Metal grooves to be heard and enjoyed from the title track. Whoa! Please note that ALL 5 songs on this EP are some of the best Metal work that REVOCATION has ever done! I’m not shitting about that. If you’re not familiar with REVOCATION, their brand of Metal is Thrash, in the Death Thrash vein and they play it extremely well; just like Arizona’s rabid Hemoptysis.

The overall Metal wall-of-sound is so damn blistering fine from this EP! This is guitar driven Death Thrash that is, for me, eye-popping! If you’re looking for Metal intensity, that’ll leave you feeling as though you’ve smoked and inhaled potent Metal bliss, then Teratogenesis from REVOCATION is it. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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* For more info on REVOCATION:

Facebook: Revocation

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LONG LIVE REVOCATION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE BOSTON, MA.

LONG LIVE SCION A/V.

Stone.

Italian Grind/Hatecore Gods CRIPPLE BASTARDS Confirmed For Obscene Extreme

Posted in grindcore, hardcore, hardcore bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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You could say this is a ‘grindcore hat-trick’ as it is the third OEF appearance in 2014 for Italian hate mob Cripple Bastards after headlining the insane Obscene Extreme Asia in Tokyo and Obscene Extreme Australia in Melbourne earlier this year. But if you really want to see the Bastards play at home, then Obscene Extreme Trutnov is the grounds for the final massacre. They have been blasting the shit on stage since the festival’s birth back in 1999 and raised the most infernal stage diving pits for countless times through the years that followed.

26 years after their conception Cripple Bastards still hold the banner high as Italy’s most hostile and aggressive grind/hardcore unit around. With one foot firmly in the past and all the vicious savagery of manic fast 80′s hardcore extremity, Cripple Bastards are also charging forwards. With bloodshot eyes and a rabid ‘get out and bite them’ attitude, this band are ready to introduce their brand new 2014 full length ‘Nero In Metastasi’ on Relapse Records and they will consolidate their ongoing mission of bringing nihilistic, fuck-you-all, grinding hatred to every corner of an underserving mankind.

Cripple Bastards will also be introducing for the first time ever on Trutnov’s Battlefield their 5 piece line-up with new axeman Wild Vitto on second guitar which will only enhance their wall of hate/grind fury!

Listen to ‘Malato Terminale’ taken from the ‘Nero In Metastasi’ album!

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Obscene Extreme Festival 2014

July 16 – 20, 2014

Trutnov – Battlefield Czech Republic

Website: www.obsceneextreme.cz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ObsceneExtremeFestival

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Confirmed Bands:

Possessed + Brutal Truth + Immolation + Cattle Decapitation + Cripple Bastards + Morgoth + Machetazo + Master + Doom + Nunslaughter + Filthy Charity + Katalepsy + Vitamin X + Vallenfyre + Warcollapse + Demonical + Beheaded + Abortion + Bolesno Grinje + Prophecy + Contrastic + Dark Horse + Gutslit + Jesus Crost + Kruger + Nuclear + Suffer The Pain + Ultimo Modo Cannibale + Zombie Inc. + Warfect + Kaliyuga + ACxDC + Bloodsoaked + Raw Power + EU’S Arse + Ed + Twisted Truth + Radiolokator + Idiot Ikon + Rectal Smegma + Besta + We Are The Damned + Final Exit + The Kill + Turbokrieg + Nazareno El Violento + Utanforskapet + Forenssick + Kadavarificker + many more!!

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on CRIPPLE BASTARDS:

Website: http://www.cripple-bastards.com

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LONG LIVE CRIPPLE BASTARDS.

LONG LIVE GRIND & HARDCORE.

LONG LIVE OEF.

Stone.

ZOMBIE DANDIES – S/T Demo EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in glam metal, glam rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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THE ZOMBIE DANDIES – Just when I thought I was the only dude left on Earth that used the word dandy, along came The Zombie Dandies. In a way, I feel semi-redeemed for still using that magical word as an adjective in my writings. Heck, (drummer & vocalist) Marty has the last name: Dandy. Whoa.

A Glam/Punk band from Normandy, France, the other half of The Zombie Dandies is K1000 Zombie (guitars & vocals). This duo has released a self-titled demo EP back in 2012 and it is a DIY, raw, retrospective… dandy. This demo EP reminds me of the tape trading daze, (oops, I meant days), when underground and/or rising bands were being touted by us hell rats and Metalheads, back in the pre-digital era.

Fans of (the very early) Mötley Crüe and Sunset Strip era should dig The Zombie Dandies, while those who love the low-end production of early Misfits may become gleeful at what they hear from this demo EP. If you can never get enough of Too Fast For Love and then reach for the Ramones, you are in for a FUN surprise with The Zombie Dandies. Metal be thy name. – Stone

The Zombie Dandies S/T Demo EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Give The Zombie Dandies A Listen Below! And… Get Your FREE Download Of This EP From The Zombie Dandies Bandcamp:

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* For more info on THE ZOMBIE DANDIES:

Website: http://www.zombiedandies.ml

http://zombiedandies.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: The Zombie Dandies

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LONG LIVE THE ZOMBIE DANDIES.

LONG LIVE FRANCE.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

RUDE – California Death Metallers Sign With FDA Rekotz

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Welcome to the filthy side of Death Metal, welcome to RUDE.

FDA Rekotz is happy to present Soul Recall, the uncompromising debut album from rotten Death Metal act RUDE. Hailing from Berkeley, Calif., RUDE combine classic Death Metal in the vein of the early Pestilence stuff with the dirt of maniacs like Autopsy. Catchy, brutal, brain crushing metal to the bone.

Soul Recall, featuring artwork by Dan Seagrave, will be released on CD, vinyl and digital formats on May 30, via FDA Rekotz. Pre-orders are being taken at www.fda-rekotz.com.

The first pressing of the vinyl edition will be limited to 150 copies in pus yellow and 350 copies in plague black vinyl.

Stream album track “Haunted” at: https://soundcloud.com/fda-rekotz/rude-haunted.

Rude - Soul Recall - promo album merch flyer - 2014

(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on RUDE:

Facebook: Rude

FDA Rekotz - Logo

Website: http://www.fda-rekotz.com

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/fdarekotz

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LONG LIVE RUDE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

LONG LIVE CALIFORNIA.

Stone.

RAVEN – NWOBHM LEGENDS TO HEADLINE HEAVY SOUND FESTIVAL, IN POPERINGE, BELGIUM

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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2014 IS RAVEN’S 40th ANNIVERSARY!

RAVEN IS HEADLINING HEAVY SOUND FESTIVAL!

2014 IS THE REUNION OF HEAVY SOUND FESTIVAL, JUNE 7th, IN POPERINGE, BELGIUM!

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Tickets: http://heavysoundfestival.bigcartel.com/product/tickets

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HEAVY SOUND FESTIVAL – HISTORY:

The Heavy Sound Festival was a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Festival back in the ’80s. The first edition took place in Bruges (Belgium), in 1983. The 2nd & 3rd moved to Poperinge for ’84 and ’85.

Bands – 1st edition:
Ostrogoth, Killer, Golden Earring, Viva, Baron Rojo, Warning, Uriah heep, Gary Moore…

Bands 2nd edition:
Motorhead, Twisted Sister, Metallica, H-bomb, Faithful Breath, Mercyful Fate, Lita Ford

Bands 3rd edition:
Pretty Maids, Slayer, UFO, Lee Aaron, Tokyo Blade, Warlock, Crossfire…

The festival was all about giving new upcoming bands the chance to be heard and some of them made it pretty far!

In 1985 there were some complaints about vandalism, never knew if this was true or just a rumor. Anyhow, the organizers thought it was better to just leave it as it was and stopped organizing the event.

It’s official that the heavy sound is totally back, with a new organization and the crew of the previous editions!!

RAVEN - Large Classic Logo!!

John Gallagher – Bass Guitar, Vocals

Mark Gallagher – Guitar, backing vocals

Joe Hasselvander – Drums

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* Source for Heavy Sound Festival history:

Heavy Sound Festival - Facebook

* For more info on RAVEN:

Facebook: Raven

Website: http://www.ravenlunatics.com

* For more info on HEAVY SOUND FESTIVAL:

Facebook: Heavy Sound Festival

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LONG LIVE RAVEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE BELGIUM.

LONG LIVE HEAVY SOUND FESTIVAL.

Stone.

BLOODSHOT DAWN – Announce More New Album Guests

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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UK melodic extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have announced more guests that are set to appear on their as of yet unrecorded second album. The announcements are Andy James and Chris Amott, two very highly accomplished guitarists.

Andy James is a globally renowned metal and shred guitarist known for incredible playing and versatility with his instrument. He has featured on DVD’s released with leading companies such as Licklibrary and Jamtrax as well as having released several solo records and two successful albums with Sacred Mother Tongue. Andy is also known for having appeared on stages all across the world not just with Sacred Mother Tongue but with bands such as Cradle of Filth, The Fields of the Nephilim and as a solo artist at industry shows such as NAMM in Los Angeles and the Frankfurt MESSE.

Chris Amott needs little introduction, the Swedish shredder is most notably known as a founding member of melodic death metal titans Arch Enemy. Chris left Arch Enemy in 2012 to pursue his solo career and went on to release ‘Follow Your Heart’. He also founded Armageddon releasing three successful albums and after relocating to USA he has announced that a brand new Armageddon record is in the making.

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Last week Bloodshot Dawn revealed Sven De Caluwé (Aborted), Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) & Teemu Mäntysaari (Wintersun) as the first guests that would be appearing on the new album. This new announcement only adds even more excitement to an already highly anticipated release.

The new album will be a crowd-funded project that will launch on 16th April. Bloodshot Dawn have been releasing a series of videos on the build up to the launch offering sneak previews of the new album content including artwork, music, etc..

Video 1

Crowd-Funding Project Announced & First Glimpse Of New Drummer Janne Jalmona

Video 2

Artwork Sneak Preview & Guitar Ideas

Video 3

Album Guests Announced & Bass Ideas

Video 4

More Album Guests Announced, Guitars & Tour Plans

Bloodshot Dawn – Vision (Official Music Video)

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Catch Bloodshot Dawn this summer at Underwall Festival, Croatia and Bloodstock Festival, UK. The band are also touring throughout the UK in October/November before jetting to Japan November 2014 with Krisiun & Gorguts.

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on BLOODSHOT DAWN:

Bloodshot Dawn - Facebook

Bandcamp: http://bloodshotdawn.bandcamp.com/

Physical Merch: http://bloodshotdawn.bigcartel.com/

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LONG LIVE BLOODSHOT DAWN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – “My Dying Time” Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, metal music, rock music news, world news, music videos, metal bands with tags , , , , , on April 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – The 9th studio album from Black Label Society was released on April 8th, 2014. The lead music video for this album is My Dying Time, which was released back on March 31st, 2014. This unreal cool music video was directed by Justin Reich.

Zakk Wylde shreds on lead guitar and kicks ass singing, per usual! You’ll also see new (and great) guitarist Dario Lorina at the beginning of this music video. Dario Lorina toured with (the late) Jani Lane and is a former member from the legendary Lizzy Borden. My Dying Time is a grand song from BLS, therefore, this music video is…

Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Crank ‘er Up, Berzerkers!

Metal Be Thy Name!

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY:

Zakk Wylde – Vocals, Guitar

John DeServio – Bass

Jeff Fabb – Drums

Dario Lorina – Guitar

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* For more info on BLACK LABEL SOCIETY:

Facebook: Black Label Society

http://www.zakkwylde.com

http://www.twitter.com/zakkwyldebls

http://www.blacklabelsociety.com

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LONG LIVE BLACK LABEL SOCIETY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SATAN – U.S. Tour Starts Tonight

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Legendary NWOBHM band SATAN will kick off its first U.S. tour tonight at Black Bear Bar in Brooklyn, New York. The influential Trad Metal pioneers will spend the next six days gracing North American stages in support of their 2013 comeback album, Life Sentence. Dates are as follows:

4/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear Bar

4/12 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes

4/13 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Rock Diner

4/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

4/15 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

4/16 – Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery

SATAN is a heavy metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s.

Their 1983 debut album, Court In The Act, is now widely acclaimed and regarded by many as the pinnacle of their career, during which the band’s line-up underwent a number of personnel changes and even changes in band name, releasing albums under the name of BLIND FURY and PARIAH, before folding in 1990. Guitarist Steve Ramsey and bassist Graeme English went on to found folk metal band SKYCLAD, while vocalist Brian Ross reformed his original band BLITZKRIEG.

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SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany’s Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011′s Keep It True festival. The band performed at several european festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and even a new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of Court In The Act‘s release. Bow to your knees, SATAN was back with its new album Life Sentence, released in April 2013 on Listenable Records.

Life Sentence was featured on many a “Best Of 2013″ lists, and has been heralded as one of the best comeback album of the decade.

“The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback” – Metal Hammer

Footage of SATAN performing “Cenotaph” at last year’s Live Evil Fest in London is now playing at this location.

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Brian Ross – vocals
Steve Ramsey – Guitar
Russ Tippins – Guitar
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SATAN:

http://www.satanmusic.com

http://www.twitter.com/satanmusic_com

http://www.facebook.com/officialsatanpage

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LONG LIVE SATAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SKINFATHER “None Will Mourn” – Debut Album From SoCal Metal Band Wreaks Havoc!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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3.5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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SKINFATHER – The debut album, None Will Mourn, from Southern California’s Skinfather, will be released on April 22nd, via Streetcleaner Records. Fans of Hardcore, Death Metal and/or any Extreme Metal will get a Metal kick out of Skinfather. There’s plenty of vocal rage and cheerlessness to go around, with riff heavy, maniacal and (at times) groove laden, speed driven songs. There’s even a touch of old school Doom with the memorable instrumental Atraxia.

The thick, crunchy and relentless guitars and eruptive rhythm section of Skinfather are a damn cool listening experience, for my Metal hungry brain tissue. Definitely support and give Skinfather a listen; this band comes across as being true to the Metal model of extreme. Metal be thy name. – Stone

None Will Mourn – Track Listing: Ordeal By Fire, Drown In Black, Born Of Despair, Hellish Grave, Atraxia, Dead Still, Calloused, Planes Of Ruination, Impaled

* Album cover art by: Raul Gonzalez

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* For more info on SKINFATHER:

Facebook: Skinfather

http://skinfather.bandcamp.com

https://twitter.com/SkinfatherCA

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LONG LIVE SKINFATHER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

THUNDERWAR “The Birth OF Thunder” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Death Metal, rock music, metal music, rock music news, world news, metal bands, music news with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Thunderwar - The Birth Of Thunder - promo cover pic - 2013

4 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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THUNDERWAR – Poland’s Thunderwar saw their debut (4 song) EP, The Birth Of Thunder, release back in 2013. I do declare, without any reasonable doubt, that Thunderwar will be a Death Metal band to reckon with for years to come. I hope, anyways. It’s always a thrill, when an astute underground Death Metal band such as Thunderwar crosses my Metal path. In my Metal opinion, these Polish Death Metal dudes are really good at what they do.

Thunderwar plays their brand of Death Metal on the melodic side as well; still, it’s Death Metal, in the European vein. In other Metal words, that means this band kicks unadulterated Death Metal ass. With their instrumental title track, The Birth Of Thunder, a mature musical aptitude abounds from Thunderwar; displaying their taste for the splendid and atmospheric listen. I believe I hear a touch of flamenco guitar in this title track too. I dunno, what do I know. Whoa.

I realize this sounds cliché, however, I do wish that this wasn’t an EP and instead a full-length album. Yes, I do dig Thunderwar. Any fan of Amon Amarth should become an instant fan of this band. I sincerely would love to see Thunderwar keep their Metal momentum going and become a household name among the proud world-community of Death Metal addicts. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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The Birth Of Thunder – Track Listing: Vimana (The Chariots In Heaven), Shadows Of Lindisfarne, The Birth Of Thunder, Eagle Of Glory

THE BIRTH OF THUNDER was mixed and produced by the Wieslawscy Bros from HERTZ STUDIO.

* Cover artwork of “The Birth of Thunder” EP was created by Mario Lopez.

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Kamil ‘Madness’ Mandes – vocals and bass

Witold Ustapiuk – lead guitar

Maciej ‘Olszak’ Olszewski- rhythm guitar

Vit Argasiński – drums

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* For more info on THUNDERWAR:

Bandcamp: https://thunderwar1.bandcamp.com

Facebook: Thunderwar

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LONG LIVE THUNDERWAR.

LONG LIVE POLAND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MAMMOTH GRINDER “Underworlds” – A Metal Album To Pulverize Your Brain Cells To!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Mammoth Grinder - Underworlds - promo cover pic - 2013

4 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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MAMMOTH GRINDER – Back on July 23rd, 2013, Mammoth Grinder saw their third studio album, Underworlds, released via 20 Buck Spin. From Austin, Texas, Mammoth Grinder fuses Metal (From Death to Thrash), Grind and Punk into a steamroller of Earth crunching sound. Regardless of sub-genres, the all-encompassing sound from Mammoth Grinder, that floods my brain is Metal. For me, Underworlds is one of the best Metal albums to revisit from 2013. Underworlds has that staying power for me to talk about for a very, very long time. Whoa.

If I had to sum up Mammoth Grinder with only one phrase, I believe it would go like this: Mammoth Grinder are Motörhead, Corrosion Of Conformity and Down on potent steroids. I actually just chuckled out loud as I wrote that phrase. Aw hell, it’s true, to my spent and quasi-aging ears anyways. I’ll definitely state that your Metal CD or (gulp) mp3 collection is below average, if Mammoth Grinder is not represented in it. Metal be thy name and… UUAAGH! – Stone

Underworlds Track Listing: Underworlds, Wraparound Eyes, Revenge, Paragon Pusher, Barricades, Cogs In The Machine, Roperide, Breeding, Born In A Bag, Moral Crux

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* For more info on MAMMOTH GRINDER:

Facebook: Mammoth Grinder

http://www.mammothgrinder.com

20 Buck Spin - logo b&w

http://www.20buckspin.com

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LONG LIVE MAMMOTH GRINDER.

LONG LIVE TEXAS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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