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On This Day In METAL History – January 29th… From Led Zeppelin To Eddie Jackson

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Classic Logo - band symbols - #2015RPJP

1975 - The iconic Led Zeppelin performed at the Greensboro Coliseum, in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic - promo album cover pic - #1975STMO

1977 – The great Aerosmith had their hit Walk This Way sitting at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Aerosmith’s third and stupendous studio album, from 1975: Toys In The Attic.

King Diamond - Abigail II - The Revenge - promo album cover pic - #2002MO

2002 – The tenth studio album from the super legendary King Diamond, Abigail II: The Revenge, was released via Metal Blade Records.

Nickelback - Dark Horse - promo album cover pic - #7739NMO

2015 – The sixth studio album from Nickelback, Dark Horse, has re-entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and sits at #187. Dark Horse was released back in 2008 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200. Since its release, Dark Horse has spent 152 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard Top 200. That says something about this album. Whoa.

Nickelback - No Fixed Address - promo album cover pic - #201417

2015 – The eighth studio album from Nickelback, No Fixed Address, holds on with its #101 ranking on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Falling from #114 the previous week, No Fixed Address has spent ten consecutive weeks on the Billboard Top 200. This very cool album debuted at #4, as well.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BDEddie Jackson - Queensryche - publicity pic - #2013EJMO


On January 29th, 1962, Eddie Jackson was born. Happy Birthday, Eddie! Whoa and hell yeah! Eddie Jackson aka EdBass is famously known as a an original member, bassist and co-songwriter for the legendary Metal troupe Queensrÿche. To date, the multi-million selling Queensrÿche have released thirteen studio albums. Long live Eddie Jackson!

Queensryche - promo band pic - #2014QMO1







FAITHSEDGE – Enter Studio With Crushing New Lineup (Mr.Big/Ace Frehley Drummer And Stryper bassist)

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Faithsedge - publicity pic - #2015FMO - NAMM

Above is a photo of, from L to R: drummer Matt Starr, singer Giancarlo Floridia and lead guitarist Alex De Rosso at Namm 2015!

The third Faithsedge installment starts recording this month with founding members powerhouse vocalist / songwriter Giancarlo Floridia and former Dokken lead guitarist Alex De Rosso.

Now taking over production an keys for the new album is Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline/ Revolution Saints) which has got off to an awesome start of a blend of melodic arena rock and in your face metal.

Faithsedge starts recording off with both new members drummer Matt Starr (Mr. Big /Ace Frehley) and Stryper bassist Tim Gaines, delivering a crushing new rhythm section.

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UNREST – To Release ‘Grindcore’ On Unspeakable Axe Records March 24th

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

 Unrest - Grindcore - promo album cover pic - #2015UMO

Philadelphia/Brooklyn grinders UNREST have debuted new track “Quit” from upcoming album Grindcore. Check out the exclusive stream and an interview with the band at

Grindcore will be released on Unspeakable Axe Records March 24.  

If the band name doesn’t spell it out for you, the album title surely will.  This is nothing but grindcore – stripped down, unpretentious, and loud.  At the same time, it’s much more than that. UNREST is comprised of craftsmen from bands both familiar (WOE, TRENCHROT and those about to be (Dark Descent’s up-and-coming doom act, CRYPT SERMON).

The riff and song construction throughout this debut album is right in line from what you’d expect from a group of such capable veterans.  They wear their NASUM (and by proxy, NAPALM DEATH) influence on their sleeves, but through sheer mastery of the craft elevate the material well beyond a mere tribute to old masters. Check out the track “Anything to Shock” at this location.

Unrest - promo band pic - #2015UGMO2


Source: ClawHammer PR

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Vermont’s BARISHI Release ‘Endless Howl’ EP

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

Barishi - promo live band pic - #2015BMO1

Dynamic Vermont Metallers BARISHI have just released the Endless Howl EP, the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed self-titled full-length. The band’s new effort is a brilliant mix of progressive metal dynamics and inventive hardcore harshness that is at once creative, melodic, and captivating.  The Endless Howl EP is streaming in its entirety and available for purchase at:

The BARISHI sound is indeed one of depth and breadth. In a review of the self-titled debut, Andy Synn of described it as “avant-garde prog-metal, one which mixes Intronaut’s more melodic and psychedelic tendencies with the hardcore bite and bitterness of Poison The Well and the same sort of autistic-savant creativity of Ihsahn’s solo output.” New Noise Magazine’s Eric May spoke in broader terms of the band’s promise and potential in writing that “it’s going to be something that makes fans of everything from Dream Theater to the Dillinger Escape Plan to Enslaved happy.” Get the picture? And that was the sound of a band just getting started. On Endless Howl, BARISHI not only delivers on the promise of that debut, they take it to a whole other plane of existence.

Endless Howl was recorded and mixed by Brian Westbrook at PDP Recording.

Check out the official video for album track “Smoke from the Earth” at this location.

Barishi - promo live band pic - #2015BMO2


Barishi is making their mark in the New England metal scene and beyond. Formed in 2010 as an instrumental three-piece know as Atlatl they began writing songs influenced by fusion and progressive music. Their style quickly started getting heavier and darker while retaining some progressive influence, thus forging their own style of heavy psychedelic metal. In 2012 they found a wayward vocalist wandering the streets of Keene New Hampshire; bringing him into the fold they found that his sound melded excellently with theirs.

Thus, Barishi was born! Earth shattering grooves combined with savage vocals completed the sound that could only be born in the verdant mountains of Southern Vermont. With their debut self-titled album and this year’s Endless Howl EP, Barishi is truly a force to be reckoned with. Prepare yourself to be pummeled and thunderstruck with ecstatic Metal from the ancient hills of New England.



Sascha Simms – Vocals

Graham Brooks – Guitar

Jonathan Kelley – Bass

Dylan Blake – Drums


Source: ClawHammer PR

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BEHEMOTH – To Release Official Biography Via Metal Blade Records

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

Behemoth - Biography - promo book pic - #2015BMO

Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors by Łukasz Dunaj serves as the definitive BEHEMOTH biography. The book, officially blessed, or rather damned, by BEHEMOTH, serves as an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band. As Dunaj points out in the intro, this isn’t, “Poland’s response to Motley Crüe’s biography The Dirt.” Simply put, Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors is the story of BEHEMOTH, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland, Poland.

A 490-page, hardcover tome that is being released by Metal Blade Records in February, Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former members that provide context and details in addition to the author’s narrative, plus interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, and more. The artistically presented pages are splattered with old photos of the band, flyers, lyric sheets etc. Preorders are available now at, and include a bundle with an exclusive shirt available ONLY with this preorder. The passages below serve as previews of the book.

From the foreword by Krzysztof Azarewicz: “If, as a cultural anthropologist, I were to point to a single cosmic force which BEHEMOTH’s music expresses, I would name it not Satan but Dionysus. A deity that represents not only the intoxicating influence of cosmic energies and earthly benefits, but also their benevolent healing properties. A deity of strength and pride. A deity of creative might.”

Nergal discusses the acquisition of his first electric guitar: “The first communion was a very important moment for me. I know this sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. Of course, not as a religion experience – I didn’t understand anything and couldn’t care less. Same as all the other kids. We all stood there with our votive candles and waited for one thing. Cash. The first communion must be one moment when you get the most money you’re ever going to get as a child. And for this money, I bought myself my first electric guitar. Not a bike, no Legos – a guitar.”

In related news, BEHEMOTH is currently leveling stages throughout North America on a mammoth co-headlining tour with legendary death metal practitioners/labelmates, Cannibal Corpse. The month-long Winter live takeover kicks off today in New Orleans, Louisiana and will wind its way through nearly three-dozen cities, coming to a close on March 7th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support comes from two of Sweden’s finest metal exports: Aeon and Tribulation.

Behemoth - Cannibal Corpse - Aeon - promo tour poster - #2015BCCAMO

BEHEMOTH w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation:

1/28/2015 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
1/29/2015 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
1/30/2015 Mohawk – Austin, TX
1/31/2015 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
2/02/2015 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2015 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/05/2015 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2015 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2015 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2015 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/10/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/11/2015 Comodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/13/2015 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
2/14/2015 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
2/16/2015 The Garric – Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2015 Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/20/2015 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2015 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2015 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2015 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2015 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2015 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2015 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2015 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2015 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2015 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2015 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2015 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015.


Source: Earsplit PR





GOATSNAKE – Announces European Tour; New Album Details Soon To Be Revealed

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

Goatsnake - promo band pic - #2015GMO

[photo by Joshua Ford]

Los Angeles, California’s GOATSNAKE has announced further live dates in Europe, kicking off at the end of May with their set at Temples Festival, and taking the band through territories new to them. This news comes alongside the completion of the recording of the band’s new album, which will see release on Southern Lord this Summer.

The new GOATSNAKE album will feature the familiar faces of Greg Rogers (The Obsessed, Sonic Medusa), providing drums, Greg Anderson (Sunn O)))) taking care of the riffs, Pete Stahl (Scream, Wool, Earthlings?) on vocals, along with new bassist and Cape Fear North Carolina legend Scott Renner (Brickbat, Sourvein, Sonic Medusa).

On production duties is Nick Raskulinecz, who, since being introduced to Dave Grohl during the recording sessions of Flower of Disease, has gone on to work with seminal artists such as Rush, Alice In Chains, Mastodon, Ghost and has won Grammys with The Foo Fighters. United again, he and the band are sure to serve a menacing cut of the time-honored, ultra-heavy rock they are infamous for.

While further details on the record are to come, Greg Anderson offered some advance insight: “We are beyond stoked about the new ‘Snake album. We all rose to the occasion and with the help of Nick and the state of Tennessee delivered the fucking goods. More soul, more power, more balls.”

Watch GOATSNAKE‘s entire energetic headlining performance at 2014’s Southwest Terror Fest at Metal Injection HERE.

GOATSNAKE – Tour Dates:

5/30/2015 Temples Festival – Bristol UK [tickets]

6/01/2015 De Kreun – Kortrijk BE [tickets]

6/02/2015 Melkweg – Amsterdam NL [tickets]

6/03/2015 SO36 – Berlin DE

6/04/2015 Freakvalley Festival – Siegen DE [tickets]

6/06/2015 AN Club – Athens GR [tickets]


Source: Earsplit PR

Facebook: Goatsnake




On This Day In METAL History, January 27th – Starring: Mötley Crüe, Megadeth, Slipknot and… Pat Boone?

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

Led Zeppelin - Caird Hall - Scotland - january 27 - 1973 ticket - MO

On January 27th, 1973 – The incredible Led Zeppelin performed at Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland, UK. Their fifth studio album, Houses Of The Holy, would be released two months later. Whoa!

Sweet - Blockbuster - 45rpm - promo pic - #1973TSMO

On this day in 1973 – (The) Sweet saw their hit, Blockbuster, sitting at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, where it spent five straight weeks.

Motley Crue - Dr Feelgood - promo cover pic - #1980S

On January 27th, 1990 – Mötley Crüe’s hit Kickstart My Heart sits at #27, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. The song is featured on their fifth studio album, released in 1989: Dr. Feelgood.

Pat Boone - In A Metal Mood - No More Mr Nice Guy - promo album cover pic - #1997MOPB

On this day in 1997Pat Boone appeared on the American Music Awards sporting (badass) leather attire and a studded collar to promote his new studio album In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy. This album featured cover songs of Hard Rock and Metal; with Jazz and Big Band music styles. No, I do not own this album and never will.

Pat Boone, alongside the legendary and much more credible Alice Cooper, presented the award for the Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist to Metallica. This edition of the American Music Awards featured live performances by Metallica and Mötley Crüe.

Megadeth - Gigantour - 2012 - promo flyer - #MO

On January 27th, 2012 – The mighty MEGADETH performed at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. MEGADETH were the headline act on their very own Gigantour 2012. The legendary Motörhead were also featured on this tour, with Volbeat and Lacuna Coil as support.

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

On January 27th, 2015Slipknot’s fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter, rests at #149 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This significant album from Slipknot has spent thirteen consecutive weeks on this chart, while debuting at #1.







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