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IRON MAIDEN – To Perform 2 Concerts In Tokyo, Japan This April

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 6, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls World Tour 2016 - Japan - promo flyer - Tokyo - #MO33099066

The super legendary IRON MAIDEN will play 2 nights at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan on April 20th and 21st.

Tickets go on general sale on March 12th.

For more info, click on the link below:


IRON MAIDEN - The Book Of Souls - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMILGSS




RAGEHAMMER – Signs to Pagan Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 6, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Pagan Records - large logo - 2015 - #0617MOLN

RAGEHAMMER - promo band pic - 2016 - #MO3399ILMFDS66

Pagan Records is proud to announce the signing of Cracovian act Ragehammer for their debut full-length. Established in 2012, the quartet has already made a lot of noise due to their uncompromising take on old-school Thrash, Black and Speed Metal.

Their War Hawks demo (2012) received plenty of positive reviews and currently the band is putting the final touches on their debut full-length, entitled The Hammer Doctrine. The album will be released this Spring through Pagan Records and will be followed up by a 7-inch vinyl split with Sweden’s Turbocharged through Godz ov War/Mythrone Promotion.

Listen to War Hawks demo:

Watch Ragehammer live:


Corpsebutcher – Bass
Mortar – Drums
Bestial Avenger – Guitars
Heretik Hellstörm – Vocals

Critical Praise:

“…one can find some traces of some recent Darkthrone albums, plus a bit of Nifelheim or even Absu (why not?), so anything that can have any signs of pure, old styled and archaic metal – be it Black, Thrash or Heavy Metal… Oh, sorry, but have I mentioned Venom?” – Panzerfaust Zine

“…the band goes at breakneck speed, making War Hawks one hell of an album to headbang or mosh to.” – Heavy Metal Tribune

“War Hawks is a decent demo likely to appeal to fans of Cruel Force, Deathhammer, and even Nifelheim, so if you’re a dedicated follower of this style, don’t miss out.” – From The Dust Returned


Source: Dewar PR

Pagan Records Online:








On This Day In METAL History – February 5th… From SLADE To DROWNING POOL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, movies, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on February 5, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Slade - Look Wot You Dun - promo 45rpm cover pic - #MOILMFD990909

On February 5th, 1972 – Glam Rock/Hard Rock pioneers SLADE had their huge single, Look Wot You Dun, ranked at #1 in the UK. Whoa and whoa again! By the way, this SLADE song is very, very cool.

KISS - publicity band photo - red white blue Kiss logo - 2014

On this day in KISSTORY – February 5, 2002 – The sensational ‪‎KISS kicked off the New York City Fashion Week with a rockin’ performance at the Lane Bryant Fashion Show. The band performed Shout it Out Loud, Lick it Up, Love Gun, God of Thunder and Rock and Roll All Nite. Yup.

Drowning Pool - Hellelujah - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO339969ILMFD

On February 5th, 2016 – The newly released studio album from DROWNING POOL is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album has a most Metal appropriate title too: Hellelujah.

Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction - promo cover pic - 1992 - #MOILMFD993366

On February 5th, 2016MEGADETH’s fifth studio album from 1992, Countdown To Extinction, is ranked at #26, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. The Earth begins to rumble…

United Artists - original logo - 1919 - #MO99ILMFD066


On February 5th, 1919:

United Artists Was Created! Read all about it with link below:


Stone - 2011 Photo #1



SIX REASONS TO KILL – Release “Rote Erde” Trailer Video

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 4, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Six Reasons To Kill - Rote Erde - promo cover pic - 2016 - ILMFDMO39936

SIX REASONS TO KILL have released a trailer video for upcoming Bastardized Recordings vinyl 7″ EP Rote Erde. Check it out at this location or below:

The video’s band scenes were filmed by Yves Ambitious Film. The trailer was recorded and edited by Daniel Zimmermann from

SIX REASONS TO KILL recently revealed the cover artwork and track list for new EP Rote Erde (German for “Red  Earth”). The EP will be released March 11 through Bastardized Recordings on 7″ vinyl with three limited-edition vinyl colors available.  Rote Erde contains two new songs: the title track and a cover version of DISMEMBER’s “Of Fire.”

Impacted by line-up changes during the last year, SIX REASONS TO KILL became darker and more brutal in their songwriting, lyrics and artwork. The band plays brute Metal with a lot of anger. The new lyrics are written in German and deal with politically and socially critical topics.

The songs were recorded in summer 2015 at the Beast Audio Studios Frankfurt and mixed and mastered by Kohle at Kohlekeller Studio. The artwork was created by Schrottgrenze.

Six Reasons To Kill - promo band pic - #MO3399ILMFD - 2016

   Rote Erde – Track List:

  1. Rote Erde
  2. Of Fire (Dismember cover)



ClawHammer PR

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO


Bastardized YouTube


Six Reasons to Kill Official

Six Reasons to Kill YouTube





ARMSTRONG METAL FEST – Reveal More Bands For 2016 Line Up; Early Bird Presale Tickets Available Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 3, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Armstrong Metal Fest 2016 - promo logo - #MO99ILMFD99

Online Store Now Open!

Revealing their first six bands last week, Armstrong Metalfest is proud to reveal its next batch of bands for this year’s line up taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena. This year’s fest plans to showcase a high-caliber of Western Canadian and international bands, which will include this year’s Best Metal winner from the Whammy Awards taking place in Vancouver on Feb 12th whom will be invited to perform at the fest. Event details here.

Bands confirmed for AMF are the following:

XUL (Vernon, BC)

Trollband (Edmonton, AB/ Vancouver, BC) –

Apprentice (Vancouver, BC) –

Kataplexis (Calgary, AB) –

DEAD ASYLUM (Vancouver, BC) –

Leave the Living (Red Deer, AB) –

Also confirmed last week:

ArkenFire (Kelowna, BC) –

Bleed (Edmonton, AB) –

Black Wizard (Vancouver, BC) –

WMD (Calgary, AB) –

Slagduster (Grand Forks, BC) –

Cryptic Enslavement (Nanaimo, BC) –

Armstrong Metal Fest 2016 - promo logo - #MO99ILMFD99

Early Bird Presale has begun!

Tickets prices as follows: 
– $90 limited early bird presale, online only (November 1st to January 31st)
- $120 regular presale (February 1st to July 14) 
- $160 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased at the following link: 

Upcoming AMF / West Metal Entertainment Partner Events:

Feb 18 – Venron, BC @ The Green – West Metal Entertainment Presents – AMF 2015 Year in Review – Event info

April 23 – Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks Nightclub – West Metal Entertainment Presents w/ Kalmah, Vesperia, Xul, DropDeadFred – Event info

Armstrong Metal Fest 2016 - promo logo - #MO99ILMFD99


Taking influence from Europe’s music festival circuit, Armstrong Metal Fest is a heavy metal celebration that encourages metal heads from across Canada and the globe to mosh and camp with the backdrop of great outdoors of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. What started as a backyard party in 2009 with nothing but eleven local metal bands such as Terrifier, Xul and Odinfist to name a few, has grown into a a huge success admired by the Western Canadian Metal scene. 2016 will be the eighth year of the festival and is planned to be the largest year for music and attendance yet.

This year’s team of organizers known as the West Metal Entertainment Society is the most dedicated to date and are excited to present an incredible line up, along with some changes to come for AMF 2016. Previous years of the festival have seen line ups with Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Anciients, Bison BC, Striker, Crimson Shadows, Holy Grail, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Divinity, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, XUL, Odinfist, Death Toll Rising and Gomorrah among many others .

For more info, please visit:




Asher Media Relations - AMR - logo - 2015 - #03newmo





On This Day In METAL History – February 2nd… From IRON MAIDEN To NELSON

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 2, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Killers - promo cover pic - large!

On February 2nd, 1981 – The iconic IRON MAIDEN released their second studio album, Killers, in the UK. Yes, the legendary Paul Di’Anno was still the lead singer for this studio album and would be his last with IRON MAIDEN. If you don’t own this album, you are obviously not a legitimate Metalhead.

Nelson - After The Rain - #1990NMO - promo album cover

On February 2nd, 1990NELSON had their huge hit single, After The Rain, sitting at #6, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. NELSON Forever. So there.

Don Dokken - Rock Beat - magazine cover promo - 1988 - #MO3993ILMFD9

On February 2nd, 2008DON DOKKEN performed at House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Shown above: April, 1988 Rock Beat cover feature of DON DOKKEN. Freaking whoa!

Overkill - classic band logo - green - #90OKMOBE

On February 2nd, 2013 – The mighty OVERKILL performed at House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, USA. Dig it.

Avantasia - Ghostlights - promo cover pic - 2016 - #MO33ILMFD909

On February 2nd, 2016Ghostlights (Bonus Version) from Tobias Sammet’s AVANTASIA is ranked at #3, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yup. Very cool.

Primal Fear - Rulebreaker - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO9933ILMFD0004

On February 2nd, 2016 – The new studio album from Germany’s PRIMAL FEAR, Rulebreaker, is ranked at #15, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. By the way, this new PRIMAL FEAR offering kicks enormous Metal ass. Yes, it does.

Manowar - band classic logo - silver - black

On February 2nd, 2016 – The powerful MANOWAR are scheduled to destroy at Konserthus in Stavanger, Norway. This is one of many dates on MANOWAR‘s Gods And Kings World Tour 2016. Hell, yes and Hail MANOWAR!


Nelson & Stone at M3 2010 pic #1



VICTORIAN WHORE DOGS – To Release New Album And Tour The UK

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 1, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Victorian Whore Dogs - Afternoonified - promo cover pic - #MO99ILMFD00933

UK Sludge Metal band VICTORIAN WHORE DOGS are pleased to announce that they have finished work on their debut full-length Afternoonified. The band have previously released two EPs to vast critical acclaim in their native UK and will release the new album on April 1st 2016. They will also embark on a tour of the UK the same week. Confirmed tour dates are below, more information and dates will be released in the next few weeks.

Frontman Danny Page commented on the album: “Afternoonified is a sludge-doom cacophony of debauched madness and sexual expression. It is not so much art, but a rejection of self, a journey into the confines of our own repressive nature to come full circle and truly understand that life itself is a rose-tinted cumstain left on the sidewalk. We are exploring ourselves, within ourselves, outside ourselves, on our shelves. It’s fuzzy, doomy, riffy, and angry.”

He further stated about the upcoming tour: “To coincide with this musical expression, we shall be embarking on several long weekend tours throughout the United Kingdom over April, three with Morass Of Molasses, and one with our friends Greenhorn and Tides Of Sulfur. It will be a circus without the tent, a gynecological examination with no glove. This is real, heavy, filthy, sludgy, real.

Victorian Whore Dogs - Afternoonified - promo cover pic - #MO99ILMFD00933

Pre-order Afternoonified at this location:

Confirmed Tour Dates:
01/04 – Reading, Facebar *
02/04 – Southampton, Firehouse *
07/04 – Worcester, The Pig & Drum *
08/04 – Leicester, The Firebug *
09/04 – Leeds, Venue TBC *
10/04 – Nottingham, The Running Horse *
14/04 – Bristol, Stag & Hounds +
15/04 – Cardiff, Fuel +
16/04 – London, The Black Heart +
22/04 – Worthing, Bar 42

*With Morass of Molasses
+With Greenhorn and Tides of Sulfer

Victorian Whore Dogs - promo band pic - #MO99334 - 2016

Band Bio:

Victorian Whore Dogs are a Sludge/Post-Hardcore band from Guildford, combining the influences of bands such as Will Haven, Neurosis, Vision Of Disorder and Iron Monkey to make a disgusting Sludge fest of pounding riffs, slow tempos and abrasive vocals.

The four piece’s unique brand of psychotic sludge has earned them a stature in the British doom underground with their uncompromising heaviness laced with abnormal humour and debauched stage show.

VWD have been gigging relentlessly throughout the United Kingdom including a North UK tour with Lord Misery and Burden of the Noose as well as playing with the likes of Conan, Ortega and We are Knuckle Dragger, broadcasting their brand of “Sexy Hobo Tramp core” to anyone willing (or unwilling) to hear it.

More recently VWD succeeded in winning the Reading Bloodstock Metal 2 the Masses 2015, earning them a performance slot at Bloodstock festival 2015 playing the New Blood Stage.


Source: Dewar PR

For more info on VWD:








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