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MARS RED SKY – Signs with Listenable Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock, world news with tags , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Considered one of the greats of the European stoner rock scene, France’s MARS RED SKY have gained international recognition due to a unique sound, based on thick infectious grooves and melodic aerial guitar riffs. This is truly a one of a kind experience, wrapped up by Julien Pras’ ethereal vocals, Matgaz’ powerful rhythms and Jimmy Kinast’s pachydermic bass lines. Somewhere between doom metal and 70s psyche pop, MARS RED SKY intrigues and attracts the masses to celebrate this cosmic ritual of solar burning fuzz and reverberated atmospheres.

Driven by the huge success of their eponymous debut record, recorded in Spain’s mystic Bardenas Desert and released in 2011, the band was invited to play on the largest European stages with Kyuss Lives!, Dinosaur Jr. and Sleep, as well as popular festivals like Eurockéennes de Belfort, Roadburn, London & Berlin Desertfests, Sziget Festival and SXSW (USA). All in all, MARS RED SKY has played in more than 20 countries.


With their incredibly heavy and hypnotic performances, MARS RED SKY have been considered as one of the most thrilling live acts among the international stoner rock scene. In 2012, they paired up with French doom metal monsters Year Of No Light, to release a three-track split record, which sold out in a blink of an eye.

The release of their Be My Guide EP in 2013 opened the path for an extensive tour across Europe, then across the Atlantic for gigs in Latin America. This is where the band recorded their new album, due out this spring on Listenable Records. A limited edition 7″ EP containing exclusive material will be released in March, more details coming shortly.



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DRAWERS Debuts “Shadow Dancer” With New Noise Magazine

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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New Noise Magazine has posted the exclusive world premiere of Shadow Dancer, the first single off of the upcoming self-titled album from French Stoner/Doom Metal outfit DRAWERS. Due out February 11 on Kaotoxin Records, Drawers was recorded live to tape in the studio and delivers plenty of intense, heavy and catchy grooves.

Check out “Shadow Dancer” at this location.

Drawers will be available for pre-order on January 14. Stay tuned for more details.


Stone Says: Y’all gotta check out Shadow Dancer from Drawers! This song is an absolute and righteous Metal ass kicking that I very much deserved. Metal be thy name.



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WEED IS WEED – Featuring Legendary Alumni From Pentagram, Earthride & Spirit Caravan – Sign To Ripple Music

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Top-tier Stoner/Doom Metal band WEED IS WEED has signed a world-wide deal with Ripple Music for the release of their full-length album, Blunt Force Trauma.

Years of seismic rumbling have led way to the tectonic formation that is WEED IS WEED. Two legendary masters of Maryland Doom, Dave “Sherm” Sherman and Gary Isom, come with a stoner/doom metal pedigree second to none. Sherm and Gary have been the creative catalysts in such genre defining bands as Pentagram, Earthride, and Spirit Caravan, and now they’re set to launch their newest, blazing heavy rock venture.

Having assembled their most blazing line-up ever, this group of musicians have crafted the perfect sound track for red-eyed blazers the world over – Blunt Force Trauma. Blitzed out, stoned heaviness is the order as this collection of tales of reefer madness and alligator fights is slated to be released early 2014 by the ever impressive Ripple Music.

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That’s right folks… People are about to take notice.

Sherm is completely shredding the vocals, undoubtedly turning in his best performance to date, as he is more than ably backed by the rip and tear of the triple (3!) guitar attack courtesy of Gary on slide & lead guitar teamed up with Jason Fisher and Rob Portillo’s riffing and rolling. Match that with the full on rhythmic assault of Darren Waters on bass, and the single moniker’d Cougin on drums, and this band is ready to pummel the unsuspecting ear drums of those about to burn!

With the ink just dry on their contract with Ripple Music, it is being announced that WEED IS WEED has also signed on with 313 INC Artist Management to help further their reach and plan their underground takeover.

Watch for some pre-release touring to be announced soon.

It’s no doubt that the riffs are gonna be huge, the vocals are gonna be gritty and the low-end will rumble that PBR floating in your stomach. Weed Is Weed is taking over… and it’s going to be a smoky green revolution.

Check out some sneak peeks of the upcoming release, Blunt Force Trauma (Ripple Music) now at


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11/08 @ Strange Matter – Richmond, VA – Stoner Hands of Doom Fest


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DIESTO “For Water Or Blood” – One HEAVY Album For Your 2013 NEED List!

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , on August 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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4.5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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DIESTO – Portland, Oregon is home to DIESTO; a band that’s incredibly heavy, from every musical angle, note and lyric. Every instrument played in this band is played heavy as freaking hell. Stoner, Doom and even CLUTCH fans who’ve not heard DIESTO (yet) will revel in this band’s sound. Aw, hell, any Metal fan will have something to marvel at with DIESTO; this band is that good. DIESTO = Riff Fest.

DIESTO will be seeing their fifth album, For Water Or Blood, release on August 27th, via (the mighty) Eolian Empire. This new DIESTO album is without any Metal doubt in my Metal mind, one you have to put on your need list. I want to feature the very best on Metal Odyssey and give my fellow Metal brethren choices that are (to me) legit and badass. DIESTO fits that Metal criteria very well.

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Mark Bassett – Guitar & Vocals
Chris Dunn – Guitar & Vocals
Devon Christian Shirley – Drums
Rusty Powers – Bass

DIESTO pronounces the old school Doom in their songs (think early Black Sabbath) and makes it all sound so rich and powerful! Don’t be fooled that there is (only) 7 songs on For Water Or Blood, these songs are not quickies. This is an album for the backwoods bonfires, with kegs tapped and beer flowing abundantly, below a smoke-filled night sky. This is an album for the big cities too, DIESTO is a band you want your elitist neighbors to hear you playing LOUD so they don’t think of messing with you.

DIESTO are outstanding Metal musicians in my Metal world; listening to these dudes hammer away on this album is a great way to escape from the shit going on in the world right now. The sandpapered and Herculean vocals of (guitarist) Chris Dunn are simply awesome. For Water Or Blood was just the Metal remedy I needed this past week, to keep my Metal veins pumping and my Metal soul burning bright. Metal be thy name.


FOR WATER OR BLOOD – Track Listing:

Trail To The Sun

Edge Of The World

The Road


Adrift At Sea

Dirty River



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ORANGE GOBLIN – To Return To North America This Autumn!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Britain’s premier Stoner Metal band ORANGE GOBLIN will return to perform at venues throughout North America this Autumn. Following the band’s huge success earlier this year as main support for Clutch on their Earth Rocker North American tour, the Brits return for a full headlining run. Kicking off in New Orleans on September 27, the band will visit 38 cities around the United States and Canada before concluding in Nashville on November 9. Support on the tour will come from Holy Grail and Lazer/Wulf.

The trek finds ORANGE GOBLIN continuing a year-long commitment to performances in support of their latest studio album, A Eulogy For the Damned (2012), and first live CD/DVD released earlier this year. This rigorous schedule has seen them perform in over 25 countries across the globe, ensuring that the band is firing on all cylinders and maintaining their reputation as one of the fiercest and most exciting live acts on the planet! In fact, Clutch’s own Neil Fallon was recently seen on That Metal Show wearing an ORANGE GOBLIN shirt and proclaiming them to be one of his favorite bands!

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Released March 12, A Eulogy For The Fans/Orange Goblin Live 2012 includes ORANGE GOBLIN’s complete performances from England ’s Bloodstock Open Air and France’s Hellfest. The package’s DVD includes the official Tom Cronin directed videos for “Red Tide Rising” and “Acid Trial,” the latter courtesy of Scion A/V. It further includes the Matt Chance directed “Red Tide Rising” documentary and Gaetan Chataigner directed “Highway to Hellfest” documentary. Art and design was provided by Jimbob Isaac under the direction of vocalist Ben Ward.

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The live album follows the release of A Eulogy For The Damned, now ORANGE GOBLIN’s highest selling album in North America. Produced by Jamie Dodd and mastered by two-time Grammy-nominated engineer Andy Jackson (Pink Floyd), the album entered the UK charts at position 96 and for the US landed on Billboard Magazine’s Heat Seekers chart at position 38. Tickets for the tour are set to go on sale via all appropriate ticket agencies and venue box offices next week.


Confirmed dates are below:

ORANGE GOBLIN w/ Holy Grail, Lazer/Wulf:

09/27/2013 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA

09/28/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX

09/29/2013 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX

09/30/2013 Club Dada – Dallas, TX

10/01/2013 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM

10/02/2013 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ

10/04/2013 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

10/05/2013 The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA

10/06/2013 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA

10/08/2013 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

10/09/2013 Oakland Opera House – Oakland, CA

10/10/2013 Oak Street Speakeasy – Eugene, OR

10/11/2013 Fall Into Darkness Festival – Portland, OR

10/12/2013 The Highline – Seattle, WA

10/13/2013 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

10/15/2013 The Palomino – Calgary, AB

10/17/2013 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

10/18/2013 Amigos – Saskatoon, SK

10/19/2013 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB

10/20/2013 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND

10/21/2013 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN

10/22/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

10/23/2013 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI

10/24/2013 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH

10/25/2013 Rockstar Arena – Dayton, OH

10/26/2013 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA

10/27/2013 London Music Hall – London, ON

10/28/2013 The Opera House – Toronto, ON

10/29/2013 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON

10/30/2013 Foufounes Electriques – Montrea, QC

11/01/2013 Empire – Springfield, VA

11/02/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

11/03/2013 The Note – West Chester, PA

11/05/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

11/06/2013 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

11/07/2013 Broadway’s – Asheville, NC

11/08/2013 The Earl – Atlanta, GA

11/09/2013 Exit/In – Nashville, TN

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ORANGE GOBLIN is vocalist Ben Ward, guitarist Joe Hoare, bassist Martyn Millard, and drummer Chris Turner. The band is endorsed by Fender Guitars, Marshall Amps, Meinl Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Lace Pick Ups, Orange Amps, Natal Drums, Rotosound, and Jagermeister.


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Behold! The Monolith Members Comment On Kevin McDade’s Death

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , on June 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Chase Manhattan and Matt Price of Los Angeles-based Stoner/Doom outfit BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH have issued the following statement on the tragic loss of singer/bassist Kevin McDade:

“We are deeply saddened to report the loss of our band member, friend and brother Kevin McDade in a car accident early Friday evening. Needless to say we are absolutely devastated by this. Our hearts and thoughts go out to his parents, family and girlfriend. Thanks for the time we had and the music we made together. We will, and already do, miss you terribly.  -Chase and Matt”

Kevin McDade died as a result of an auto accident on Friday, June 21st. He was 29 years old.

R.I.P. Kevin.


Stone Says: The Metal Odyssey family expresses condolences to the family, girlfriend, bandmates, friends and fans of Kevin McDade.


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Rest In Peace, Kevin McDade.



Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , , on June 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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THE SWORD – Following a successful spring run supporting Clutch and an upcoming tour of Europe and the U.K, The Sword announce today a 25 date U.S. and Canadian tour July 25th to August 23rd.  The tour will be the first to visit Canada in support of the band’s fourth album Apocryphon available now on the iTunes store. Support acts for all dates will be Castle and American Sharks.


Tour Dates:

July 25 –  Dallas TX  –  Granada

July 26 –  Austin TX  –  Red 7

July 27 –  Abilene TX  –  Southern Nights

July 28 –  Lubbock TX  –  Fubar

July 30 –  Farmington NM  –  Top Deck

July 31 –  Tempe AZ  –  Club Red

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August 1 –  Santa Ana CA  –  Observatory

August 2 –  San Francisco CA  –  Slims

August 3 –  San Francisco CA  –  Slims

August 5 –  Portland OR  –  Hawthorne

August 6 –  Spokane WA  –  The Center

August  7 –  Seattle WA  –  Neumos

August  8 –  Vancouver BC  –  Biltmore

August 10 –  Edmonton AB  –  Starlite

August 11 –  Calgary AB  -Republik

August 12 –  Regina SK  –  The Exchange

August 13 –  Winnipeg MB  –  Pyramid

August 16 –  Toronto ON  –  Lees Palace

August 17 –  Montreal QC  –  Il Motore

August 18 –  Brooklyn NY  –  Music Hall Of Williamsburg

August 19 –  West Chester PA  –  The Note

August 20 –  Baltimore MD  –  Ottobar

August 21 –  Roanoke VA  –  Martins Downtown

August 23 –  Baton Rouge LA  –  Spanish Moon 

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Spreading their entrepreneurial wings, the band is also pleased to announce the launch of a second branded beer, Iron Swan. The beer, in partnership with Texas-based Real Ale Brewing Company, marks the band’s second foray into the beer universe following the launch last fall of Winters Wolves in partnership with Baltimore, Maryland based brewery Oliver Ales. Iron Swan will officially launch at the end of July with the four Texas shows that begin the summer tour.

Real Ale Brewing Company says the following about Iron Swan: 

“Our newest canned offering is a tribute to the song that first introduced us to a packaging hall favorite, The Sword. Iron Swan pours a deep copper color and has an enticing intro of fruit and caramel with subtle hints of earth and spice. This medium bodied ale showcases the fruitiness of our house ale strain, along with the rich toffee flavors of English crystal malt. Added complexity is provided by generous amounts of English hops. Iron Swan finishes slightly dry with a mild spiciness that beckons another can. Fire up your turntable and audition Iron Swan yourself.”

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(Source: The Sword newsletter)

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Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , on April 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The Sword will be going to the UK and Europe in June to play the major festivals, including appearances at the UK’s Download Festival, Nova Rock in Austria, Flame Fest in Italy, Earthshaker Days in Switzerland, Hellfest in France, Azkena Rock in Spain, Graspop in Belgium, Metal Town in Sweden, and Roskilde in Denmark. Off day headline shows will be performed in Germany, France, Spain, and Luxembourg. Two shows in Holland will be in support of Clutch.

In addition, the band will make available today two new bundles featuring a brand new t-shirt design. The two  new bundle options include t-shirt with Apocryphon CD and t-shirt with limited edition Apocryphon pressed on 180-gram Vinyl. Previous vinyl options have all sold out.  The bundles are available at

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The new bundles are in support of the Clutch tour, which begins May 1st in Richmond, VA. Prior to the Clutch tour, the band will headline five warm up shows with Kyng as support (tour dates below).

The Sword Tour Dates:

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Clutch Warm-Up Shows

4/25  Memphis, TN @ Hi- Tone

4/26  Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

4/27  Savannah, GA @ The Jinx Nightclub

4/28  Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre

4/29  Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

Clutch Tour Dates

5/1     Richmond, VA @ The National

5/2     New York, NY @ Terminal 5

5/3     Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

5/4     Portland, ME @ State Theatre

5/5     Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston

5/7     Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend

5/9     St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

5/10   Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

5/11   Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando

5/12   Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

5/14   New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues New Orleans

5/15   Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage Theatre

5/17   Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory

5/18   Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range Festival*

5/19   Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

5/21   Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom

5/22   Fargo, ND @ Q98’s Q Zilla

5/23   Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater

5/24   Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma Festival*

5/25   Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston

5/26   San Antonio, TX @ River City Rock Festival*


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Europe/ UK Tour Dates

6/14  UK @ Download

6/16  Austria @ Nova Rock

6/17  Germany @ Augsburg / Kantine

6/18  Germany @ Konstanz / Kulturladen

6/19  Italy @ Flame Fest

6/20  Switzerland @ Earthshaker Days

6/21  Germany @ Saarbruken / Garage

6/23  France @ Hellfest

6/24  France @ Lyon / Transbo Club

6/25  France @ Toulouse

6/26  Spain @ Barcelona / Razzamatazz 3

6/27  Spain @ Valencia / Rock City

6/28  Spain @ Azkena Rock

6/30  Belgium @ Graspop

7/1    Netherlands @ Burgerweeshuis / Deventer

7/2    Netherlands @ Eindoven / Effenaar

7/3    Luxembourg @ Luxembourg / Rockhaul Club

7/4    Germany @ Suligen Reload Festival Warm Up

7/6    Sweden @ Metal Town

7/7    Denmark @ Roskilde


(Source: THE SWORD Newsletter)

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CLUTCH Concert Overview: CLUTCH At The Crocodile Rock Cafe, Allentown, PA, December 30, 2012

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , on January 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Stone’s Last Metal Hurrah In Allentown With Metal Buddies Danielle & Lee!


CLUTCH – A packed house. No, make that a super-duper packed house to its maximum and (probably) illegal potential. The number of Heavy Rock and Metal fans that jammed into the Crocodile Rock Cafe, in Allentown Pennsylvania, on a very cold Sunday night on December 3oth was above alarming. There were so many people entering The Crocodile Rock Cafe on this night, that it was difficult to distinguish the ID/ticket line from the men’s rest room line! Yes, confusion was an uninvited guest.

My two Metal buddies, Danielle and Lee, picked me up at my house, with plenty of time to spare for seeing this undeniable kick-ass lineup of bands. The three of us were certain we would see WINO, Saviours and Mondo Generator; as well as the highly anticipated headliner of this bill: CLUTCH. Instead, our night of Hard & Heavy Rockin’ jubilation came to a disappointing stop (before CLUTCH hit the stage) due to the size of the unexpected crowd that filled this famous venue.

Apparently, a sold-out CLUTCH show from the Starland Ballroom (Sayreville, New Jersey) was re-scheduled for this same night at the Crocodile Rock Cafe. Both shows were sold-out, hence the over-capacity crowd. Hurricane Sandy did some extensive damage to the Starland Ballroom, that’s why the re-scheduling took place. It would have made more sense to have CLUTCH perform on consecutive nights or on separate dates to accommodate so many ticket holders to “2” different shows, in my Metal opinion. Shit happens, I guess.CLUTCH - Croc Rock - ticket - December 2012

We ordered and ate some pizza slices at the adjoining restaurant; Lee and I guzzled down some beer (Yuengling Lager), while Danielle smacked down some mixed drinks that were tempting to me. However, I stuck to the brews. As the venue continued to fill, we couldn’t find it in ourselves to even attempt breaking into the line… that’s not Metal. This “line” of fans seemed endless to us. We missed the acoustic set of the legendary WINO and that super sucked. Saviours we did hear in the distance and it broke my Metal heart in two to have missed them as well.

Time was passing and we were getting screwed out of a night of Heavy Rockin’ bliss. Hanging out in the bar and sharing laughs with fellow Metal buddies isn’t a total loss, however. You can’t put a price on hanging out with people who make you feel good. As a bonus, I got introduced to mutual friends of Danielle and Lee’s and they were downright cool as hell. As the venue became a sea of humans all seeking the same Metal fix we were, I became worried that I wouldn’t see any band perform live at all!

Mondo Generator came on stage and that was it! The three of us finally were able to get into the venue. Lee fought his way to the merch table (on the side area of the stage) to buy himself a CLUTCH tee. Whoa! That took Metal courage. Lee is a bona-fide badass anyways. Danielle was nowhere to be found for a while, she and a friend took off into the crowd. That didn’t surprise me, cause Danielle is one badass gal. She could probably kick my ass without trying. I ventured back out into the bar cause I just couldn’t breathe. Really. I’ve been to more club shows than I can count over the years and this night was like being packed into a cardboard box of sweaty humans… with the heat turned on high. Unreal.

Eventually Danielle and Lee met up with me back in the bar. More Yuengling Lagers were consumed while good-times laughter swirled around us. As a steady flow of battle-scarred fans began to file out of the venue, their chatter was universal; “can’t breathe in there”, “never saw a crowd like this here, it’s scary” and “can’t move in there” were common remarks I heard.

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By the time CLUTCH hit the stage, we were all back inside the venue; no more than fifteen feet from the exit door to the bar. I actually had a prime view of the stage from standing at the end of the (inside) bar, with no obstructions, save for the cool bartender gal that served up the Yuengling Lager to me! Whoa. At this point of the night, I was getting overcome with a (rather welcomed) beer blitz that was top-tier and couldn’t write down the set-list that CLUTCH hammered out if I tried. Metal be thy name and let the good times roll! Hey, as they say back in Burrville, Connecticut: beer happens.

I’ll say this much, CLUTCH kicked legitimate, 100%, potent, high-octane, F’n unreal, Hard and Heavy Rockin’ ass on that December night. Holy Metal shit and tell all the villagers, CLUTCH is a band that was born to play live! If you look up the definition for Heavy Rockin’ Thunder, you’re gonna read: CLUTCH. If you look up the definition for CLUTCH, you’re gonna read: kicks severe and thunderous Heavy Rockin’ ass. It’s that simple. Seeing and hearing CLUTCH perform live was worth every penny of admission.

During my entire live CLUTCH experience, I had the feeling that the entire venue was gonna cave into one gigantic sinkhole; all due to the heavy as fuckin’ hell Rock ‘N’ Roll that CLUTCH was administering upon the thousands of fans inside the Crocodile Rock Cafe. What a band. What a night. Hanging out with Metal buddies Danielle and Lee, experiencing live CLUTCH and way too many Yuengling Lagers. What more can Stone ask for? Metal be thy name.


I did buy some CLUTCH vinyl after the show and bought Danielle a CD. The merch table had their 2004 album Blast Tyrant (on double vinyl) for sale and I bought it! Whoa! The three of us hung out for a while in the back parking lot, waiting for CLUTCH to come out. We finally gave up around 1:00 a.m. and decided to call it a night.

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Due to my relocating to Ohio, this CLUTCH show marked the last time I’d be raising Metal hell at the Crocodile Rock Cafe. I’m gonna miss that place, with all the Grand Metal memories I’ve had there. I’m gonna miss Danielle and Lee more though… cause Metal buddies like them are without question: priceless.

This post is dedicated to my 2 Metal buddies for life: Danielle and Lee. I thank and love you both.


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ALL HAIL THE YETI – Confirm: Reconcile For Revenge November Tour

Posted in groove metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , on October 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Los Angeles-based Stoner/Groove Metallers ALL HAIL THE YETI have confirmed their first official tour in support of their self-titled debut full-length, released at the end of August worldwide via AFM Records. Dubbed the Reconcile For Revenge TourALL HAIL THE YETI will tear up and down the West Coast for twelve shows, performing with prominent acts including Unida (John Garcia from Kyuss), System Divide and many more along the way.

Preceding the tour actions, AHTY will perform as part of a six-act bill tonight in Tempe, Arizona at a show sponsored by the metallians at 98 KUPD’s Into The Pit.

ALL HAIL THE YETI‘s self-titled debut album boasts the act’s most crushing, groove-laden, Southern-tinged stoner metal with over a solid hour of thunderous riffage. Featuring well-known tattoo artist Connor Garritty of Timeless Tattoos in Los Angeles, ALL HAIL THE YETI have forged their own path through what they see as a desolate Hollywood music scene, recorded with producers Tommy Decker and Mike Sarkisyan.

Immediately following the album’s release, ALL HAIL THE YETI unleashed their amazing Wild West style video for the track “The Art Of Mourning,” chock full of brutal gunfights and gory head-shots utilizing actual .45 revolvers, a full-on lynching and all kinds of high-action entertainment! 

Check out “The Art Of Mourning” video and more AHTY action RIGHT HERE.

ALL HAIL THE YETI Confirmed Live Dates:

10/12/2012 The Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ w/ Sicmonic, Among The Risen, Anomaly

November 2012 Reconcile For Revenge Tour:

11/09/2012 The Hood Pizza and Beer – Palm Desert, CA w/ Unida

11/10/2012 Whiskey Dicks – South Lake Tahoe, CA w/ Murdericious

11/12/2012 Shea’s Tavern – Reno, NV

11/13/2012 American Legion – South Lake Tahoe, CA w/ System Divide, Idekay

11/15/2012 TBA – Portland, OR

11/16/2012 McCoy’s Tavern – Olympia, WA

11/17/2012 Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA w/ Zero Down

11/18/2012 Tony V’s Garage – Everett, WA

11/19/2012 Musik Ink – San Jose, CA

11/20/2012 Eli’s Mile High – Oakland, CA

11/21/2012 The Hemlock – San Francisco, CA

11/24/2012 Whisky A-Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on ALL HAIL THE YETI, click on the links below!



THE SWORD – APOCRYPHON Tour Dates, Europe & UK Release Info, Album Track Listing & Cover Art

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , on September 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

THE SWORD – The fourth studio album from THE SWORD, Apocryphon, will be released in North America on October 22nd via Razor & Tie. This Metal band from Austin Texas will also be embarking on a wide-scale tour of the U.S., beginning on October 29th in Corpus Christi, Texas! THE SWORD will be supported by Gypsyhawk, Eagle Claw and American Sharks on dates noted.

Check out the Apocryphon tour schedule below! Album release dates for Europe and the UK are below, as well as the track listing for Apocryphon:


10/29 – Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock#

10/31 – Oklahoma City, OK – Acm#

11/01 – Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music Hall#

11/02 – Shreveport, LA – The Riverside Warehouse#

11/03 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival#

11/05 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater#

11/06 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave#

11/07 – Chicago, IL – Double Door#

11/08 – Columbus, OH – The A&R Bar#

11/09 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop#

11/10 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater#

11/11 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall#

11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer#

11/14 – New York, NY – Webster Hall#

11/15 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met#

11/16 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs#

11/17 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel#

11/19 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay#

11/20 – Orlando, FL – Beacham#

11/21 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade#

11/22 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In#

11/23 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone#

11/24 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon#

12/02 – Tulsa, OK – Eclipse*

12/03 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar*

12/04 – Denver, CO – Bluebird*

12/05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*

12/06 – Boise, ID – Neurolux*

12/07 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne*

12/08 – Seattle, WA – Neumos*

12/10 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows*

12/11 – San Francisco, CA – Independent*

12/12 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey*

12/13 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick*

12/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red*

12/15 – Tucson, AZ – Congress*

12/18 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds*

# w/ Gypsyhawk & Eagle Claw

* w/ Gypsyhawk & American Sharks


As reported on Sword Of

ALSO, Napalm Records ( will be handling Apocryphon over in Europe and the UK! We are very excited to show you the following release dates:

31.10.2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden, Greece

02.11.2012 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg

05.11.2012 UK & Rest of Europe


ALSO: Check out these really cool Apocryphon bundles & merch below! You can buy any or all of this amazing stuff by clicking here:

Hey… I see a cassette tape is also available too! Metal be thy name! Whoa!


01. The Veil Of Isis

02. Cloak Of Feathers

03. Arcane Montane

04. The Hidden Masters

05. Dying Earth

06. Execrator

07. Seven Sisters

08. Hawks & Serpents

09. Eyes Of The Stormwitch

10. Apocryphon

DELUXE EDITION – Bonus Tracks:

11. Arrows In The Dark (Live at Emo’s / Austin, TX)

12. Barael s Blade (Live at Stubb’s BBQ / Austin, TX)

13. The Chronomancer II: Nemesis (Live at Stubb’s BBQ / Austin, TX)

14. Ebethron (Live at Stubb’s BBQ / Austin, TX)

15. Cheap Sunglasses

(Photo Credit: Sandy Carson)


John D. Cronise – voice, guitar

Kyle Shutt – guitar

Bryan Richie – bass

Santiago Vela III – drums





ORANGE GOBLIN vs. The World 2013 Starting With UK Tour, Plus Soundwave Festival In Australia!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , on September 21, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ORANGE GOBLIN – will embark on their longest touring schedule ever in 2013 as they continue to promote the critically acclaimed A Eulogy For The Damned offering, released in February 2012 on Candlelight Records and hotly tipped to be a contender for the album of the year!

The touring schedule will kick off with a 15-date UK tour at the end of January and start of February (dates to be announced soon). The band will then head to Australia for their first time ever to join the Soundwave Festival 2013 alongside Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Blink 182, Kyuss Lives!, Ghost, Stone Sour and many, many more.


The full dates for Soundwave 2013 are as follows:

2/23/2013 Rna Showgrounds – Brisbane, AUS

2/24/2013 Olympic Park – Sydney, AUS

3/01/2013 Flemington Racecourse – Melbourne, AUS

3/02/2013 Bonython Park – Adelaide, AUS

3/04/2013 Claremont Showground – Perth AUS

There will also be club shows in both Australia and New Zealand to coincide with the band’s appearances at Soundwave. From there, ORANGE GOBLIN will embark on a full tour of the US and Canada, taking in the SXSW Festival in Texas. This will also be the first time ever that ORANGE GOBLIN have appeared in Canada! Full dates for all to be announced shortly.

The band will then spend the Summer extensively touring Europe and appearing at as many of the summer European Festivals as they can squeeze in before heading back to North America and possibly more new territories they’ve yet to play.

Please keep checking the bands websites for further updates. In 2013… ORANGE GOBLIN look set to shake the world!

Critical Praise for A Eulogy For The Damned

“OG simply don’t put a foot wrong from start to finish. Near total perfection! 9/10” — Metal Hammer UK

“A respectfully powerful slice of heavy fuckin’ rock! 4/5” – Terrorizer

“Long-haired limeys, maximum riffage and turbo doom. Biker rock. From England. And it’s pretty awesome.” – Decibel

“Overall, their first record for Candlelight is pretty damn fantastic. Rockin’, riff-tastic and possibly the best record from start to finish that they’ve released yet.” – Popdose

“Album of the Month!” — Sweden Rock Magazine

“A truly amazing piece of work? This is absolutely the case! 4/5” – Molten Magazine

“With a sound that splits the difference between Sabbath and Motörhead, ORANGE GOBLIN serves up a potent dose of ’70s-style metal on A Eulogy For The Damned. Gloomy doom and punk power have seldom sounded so good together.” – Metal Underground

“Apart from the anxiously-awaited end of the world, I can’t imagine a scenario in which 2012 finishes and ORANGE GOBLIN’s A Eulogy for the Damned isn’t among the high points. Highly recommended for beginners and converts alike.” – The Obelisk

“I highly encourage you stop what you are doing and run right out and purchase it. 9.8/10” – Pure Grain Audio

“On a scale of 5 stars, I’ll give it 6 because it’s just that damned good!” – The Ripple Effect


Ben Ward – Vocals

Joe Hoare – Guitar

Martyn Millard – Bass

Chris Turner – Drums


To read Stone’s album review for A Eulogy For The Damned, click on the link below!

ORANGE GOBLIN – ‘A Eulogy For The Damned’: This Album Is Mandatory Metal, My Metal Brethren


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on ORANGE GOBLIN, click on the links below!…



ROYAL THUNDER “CVI” – Unreal Is The Word And This Heavy Album MUST Be Heard!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ROYAL THUNDER – Ann Wilson of Heart. (the late) Janis Joplin. Melissa Etheridge. Bonnie Raitt. Joan Jett. Mlny Parsonz. These women of Rock all have one essential talent in common; they all sing from the heart and Rock ‘N Roll soul, while singing with believable passion. I also revere each of their voices too. Who is Mlny Parsonz your asking? Mlny is the vocalist and bassist for Royal Thunder. Mlny and Royal Thunder will be bigger than they probably ever fathomed… so they better get used to the accolades that will be coming their way.

I seriously believe a band like Royal Thunder only comes around every several years. Their debut full-length album, CVI, is easily one of the best albums I’ve listened to in years; crossing all Rock genres. Royal Thunder’s sound weaves Hard Rock, Metal, some psychedelia and meaty Stoner Metal with a thunderous vibe of Classic Rock. If there is that one can’t miss band you need to catch onto in 2012, it’s Royal Thunder; and that’s a sincere fact I am delivering to you.

Lyrically personal, emotional and dark, the songs on CVI are all equally sensational; while both the vocals of Mlny and the music are an astonishing match. If there is one legendary vocalist that Mlny is channeling in, that legend would be Janis Joplin. Regardless of comparisons, Mlny’s vocals are as refreshingly new like a long-awaited rain shower, during a late Summer’s drought.


The band plays their music with a driving passion as well, again, both vocals and music compliment each other on CVI and it’s a thrill a second to listen to. With a sonic retrospective flair being echoed throughout CVI, Royal Thunder still uncannily comes across as relevant with nary a remote hint of pretension. Even though Royal Thunder hasn’t invented the Rock ‘N Roll wheel, they didn’t try to reinvent it either on CVI; and that’s something many other up and coming bands should take note of.

Overall and (most importantly) consistently memorable throughout, CVI comes musically packaged as completeSleeping Witch and the opening track Parsonz Curse offer up substantial riffs and enough heavy texture to make any warm-blooded Metalhead jump for Metal joy. Even when Mlny and band tone things down during songs such as South Of Somewhere and Minus, they’re still heavy with the atmosphere of what’s to come next and what they’re all about.

I am very excited about Royal Thunder and their new album CVI; I imagine it obviously shows. What I’m also excited about is this band (albeit a conscientious maneuver or not) has connected the dots of Heavy Metal, Rock and Hard Rock’s past and written songs that bubbles over with admirably heavy substance in 2012. In a world of fake mainstream Rock and Pop crap that suffocates and kidnaps our youth and misinformed, real talent will always surface to the top and save us all, the crème de la crème which in this instance is… Royal Thunder.


Mlny Parsonz – bass & vocals

Josh Weaver – lead guitar

Lee Smith – drums

Josh Coleman – rhythm guitar

CVI release dates: May 22 (U.S.), May 28 (UK), June 1 (Ger/Benelux) and June 4 (World). CVI will be available on CD and 2xLP and of course digital, via Relapse Records.


CVI – Track Listing:

Parsonz Curse

Whispering World

Shake and Shift

No Good


Sleeping Witch

South of Somewhere



Black Water Vision


For more info on ROYAL THUNDER, click on the link below:



ROYAL THUNDER – Share New Song, Pre-Order Details, Cover Art And Track Listing For CVI; Add Tour Dates With BARONESS

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , on April 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PHILADELPHIA, Apr. 11  — Royal Thunder has a lyric video for “Whispering World,” a new song from their forthcoming album, CVI (Relapse, May 22), available on their Facebook page (

The co-ed Atlanta quartet will join label mates Baroness for a trio of dates later this month kicking off on Apr. 25 in Columbus at the Ace of Cups.  Royal Thunder will also perform a hometown show on Decibel Magazine’s May 2 tour stop at The Masquerade.

CVI is now available for pre-order via


Royal Thunder – Tour Dates:

April 25  Columbus, OH  Ace of Cups *

April 26  St. Louis, MO  Firebird *

April 27  Nashville, TN  The End *

May 2  Atlanta, GA  The Masquerade **

* = w/Baroness

** = w/Behemoth, Watain, The Devil’s Blood (Decibel Magazine Tour)


CVI follows an incredibly well-received EP debut in late 2010 which won praise from a wide variety of outlets including Paste Magazine (“blues-infused rock’n’roll, wrapped in protective barbed-metal packaging”), NPR (“a revved-up Southern hard-rocker that howls like Led Zeppelin astride a psychedelic unicorn”) Brooklyn Vegan (“Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde fronting Black Sabbath”) and Terrorizer (“‘Royal Thunder’ grabs you right from the first listen”).

CVI – Track Listing:

01.  Parsonz Curse

02.  Whispering World

03.  Shake and Shift

04.  No Good

05.  Blue

06.  Sleeping Witch

07.  South of Somewhere

08.  Drown

09.  Minus

10.  Black Water Vision


(Source: Speakeasy PR)



SLEEP – Dopesmoker – Deluxe Reissue Cover Art Revealed

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As previously announced, Southern Lord Recordings will release a deluxe reissue of one the most essential albums of modern times – Dopesmoker from Stoner Metal icons, SLEEP. This reissue is entirely remastered from the original smoke-encrusted Ampex reels, and features an unreleased live recording of one their greatest live performances — “Holy Mountain” from San Francisco’s I-Beam in 1994 — as well as a brand new artwork by long time SLEEP artist Arik Roper, who crafted something truly special and consciousness-expanding for the album’s rebirth. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.

Dopesmoker stands as one of the towering achievements in recent metal history: a mesmerizing, intoxicating, and incredibly complex composition that remains unrivaled in the evolution of Stoner Metal.

In conjunction with its release, SLEEP will be headlining the 2012 edition of the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands before departing on a 24-city tour of Europe and the UK commencing May 3 in Wroclaw, Poland.

“Proceeds the Weedian. Nazareth.”


For info on SLEEP – 2012 European Tour Dates, click on large link below:

SLEEP – Southern Lord To Unleash ‘Dopesmoker’ Deluxe Reissue – SLEEP 2012 European Tour Dates Listed


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 14 – Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based quartet who release their debut album, CVI, on May 22 have been tapped by Decibel Magazine to take part in the Metal magazine’s inaugural tour with a spot on the May 2 Atlanta date at The Masquerade.

“We’re completely honored to have Royal Thunder on the bill of our Atlanta Decibel Magazine Tour show. They’re truly headed for great things,” offered Decibel Editor Albert Mudrian. “So, when we ask them to headline the tour in a few years, they’ll have hopefully forgotten what we paid them to do this show, and still wanna work with us.”

The 26-date trek features headliners Behemoth, Watain, The Devil’s Blood and In Solitude with handpicked artists joining the roster in their hometown cities.

For more information and ticketing links please visit


(Source: Speakeasy PR)

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SLEEP – Southern Lord To Unleash ‘Dopesmoker’ Deluxe Reissue – SLEEP 2012 European Tour Dates Listed

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on March 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SLEEP – News of almighty proportions has landed as Southern Lord announce a deluxe reissue of one of the towering achievements in Metal history, Dopesmoker by SLEEP.

For the 2012 reissue, there are some very notable changes. The original studio tapes have been remastered presenting the album as the band had originally intended. The audio is clearer, louder, and at last brings a true representation of SLEEP’s hour-plus Weedian chronicle. Exclusive to this Southern Lord edition is brand new artwork by long time SLEEP artist Arik Roper, to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Additionally, this reborn version of Dopesmoker boasts an unreleased live recording of one of the band’s best all-time performances: “Holy Mountain” from San Francisco’s I-Beam in 1994.

Southern Lord is overwhelmingly ecstatic to reissue one of the most important recordings in Heavy Metal history. This edition ensures that this mesmerizing, incredibly complex document remains unrivaled in the annals of Stoner Metal.

Dopesmoker Track Listing:

1. Dopesmoker 1:03:31

2. Holy Mountain (Live @ the I-Beam SF, CA. 1994) 11:54

Check out SLEEP’s upcoming European tour dates below…


SLEEP 2012 European Tour Dates:

4/14/2012 Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, Netherlands

5/03/2012 Asymmetry Festival – Wroclaw, Poland w/ A Storm of Light

5/04/2012 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark w/ A Storm of Light

5/05/2012 Betong – Oslo, Norway w/ A Storm of Light

5/06/2012 Strand – Stockholm, Sweden w/ A Storm of Light

5/08/2012 Tavastia – Helsinki, Finland

5/09/2012 Berghain – Berlin, Germany w/ A Storm of Light

5/10/2012 Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany w/ A Storm of Light

5/11/2012 Lucerna Music Bar – Prague, Czech Republic w/ A Storm of Light

5/12/2012 Club 202 – Budapest, Hungary w/ A Storm of Light

5/13/2012 Tvornica Kulture – Zagreb, Croatia w/ A Storm of Light

5/14/2012 Arena – Vienna, Austria w/ A Storm of Light

5/16/2012 Circolo Degli Artisti – Rome, Italy w/ A Storm of Light

5/17/2012 Fillmore Club – Cortemaggiore, Italy w/ A Storm of Light

5/18/2012 Dachstock – Bern, Switzerland w/ A Storm of Light

5/19/2012 Fzw – Dortmund, Germany w/ A Storm of Light

5/20/2012 Gagarin 205 – Athens, Greece

5/22/2012 The Arches – Glasgow, Scotland w/ A Storm of Light

5/23/2012 Button Factory – Dublin, Ireland w/ A Storm of Light

5/24/2012 Stylus – Leeds, United Kingdom w/ A Storm of Light

5/25/2012 I’ll Be Your Mirror – London, United Kingdom w/ Slayer, Melvins

5/26/2012 Villette, Sonique – Paris, France

5/27/2012 Trix – Antwerp, Belgium w/ A Storm of Light

5/28/2012 Feierwerk – Munich, Germany w/ A Storm of Light

5/31/2012 Primavera Sound Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain w/ Wolves In The Throne Room


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SLEEP, click on the links below:



HIGH ON FIRE – ‘De Vermis Mysteriis’ – Releases On April 3rd, 2012

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , on March 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HIGH ON FIRE – Album title translation: “The Mysteries of the Worm”. Well, it isn’t a mystery to me that High On Fire is one hell of a Metal band. De Vermis Mysteriis is one album in 2012 that I’m looking forward to hearing, you can bet your last Metal dollar on that one. Apparently, this is a pretty deep concept album which involves time travel. You can read more about this album’s intriguing concept by visiting the High On Fire website:

High On Fire are steadily cementing themselves within the legendary Metal halls of Metal history, in my Metal opinion. Matt Pike. ‘Nuff said. De Vermis Mysteriis will be released on April 3rd, 2012, via eOne Music.



Matt Pike – Guitars, Vocals

Des Kensel – Drums

Jeff Matz – Bass


De Vermis Mysteriis – Track Listing:

Bloody Knuckle

King of Days

Serums of Liao

Spiritual Rites

Romulus and Remus

De Vermis Mysteriis

Madness of an Architect

War Horn

Fertile Green


For more info on HIGH ON FIRE, click on the links below:

eOne Metal



CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Full Album Stream At AOL Music! New Album Releases February 28th In North America

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on February 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Starting today, AOL Spinner is streaming CORROSION OF CONFORMITY‘s self-titled new studio offering in its entirety. Set for North American release on February 28, 2012 via Candlelight RecordsCorrosion Of Conformity was recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in Los Angeles, the 11-track offering was produced by the band in cooperation with long-time collaborator John Custer, mixed by John Lousteau (Foo Fighters) and features artwork by Seldon Hunt (Melvins, High On Fire).

Featuring the esteemed Animosity line-up of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman, and drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin, the album’s release closes a six-year recording gap and completes over a year of concentrated writing and recording for the band.

To hear the record, go to THIS LOCATION.

In conjunction with the record release, the Raleigh, North Carolina legends will embark on a full U.S. headlining tour this March. Set to commence on March 1 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, the trek will hit 16 cities including two performances at this year’s SXSW Music Conference in Austin. The band will be joined by Torche, Valient Thorr and A Storm Of Light unless otherwise noted.


w/ Torche, Valient Thorr, A Storm Of Light

03/01/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
03/02/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
03/03/2012 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC

03/05/2012 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
03/06/2012 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
03/07/2012 Double Door – Chicago, IL

03/08/2012 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
03/09/2012 Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
03/10/2012 Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR

03/11/2012 Hi-Tone Café – Memphis, TN
03/12/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX
03/14/2012 SXSW – Austin, TX ! #
03/15/2012 SXSW – Austin, TX ! #

03/16/2012 The Big Spill @ Korova – San Antonio, TX # w/ Saviours, Zoroaster, more
03/17/2012 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA ! # w/ Zoroaster
03/18/2012 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL ! # w/ Zoroaster
! = No Torche
# = No Valient Thorr

(Source: Earsplit PR)


For more info on CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, click on link below:



ORANGE GOBLIN – To Headline Desertfest 2012, In Camden Town, London

Posted in doom metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on February 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DESERTFEST – Over 50 Stoner Rock, Doom and Sludge bands are to perform on 3 stages at this year’s Desertfest 2012 in Camden Town, London! Headlining is ORANGE GOBLIN with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and KARMA TO BURN. Recently added bands are Black Cobra, Zoroaster and Viking Skull.

This 3 day Desertfest takes place on April 6th, 7th and 8th at The Underworld Camden, Purple Turtle and The Black Heart. The Desertfest poster above says it all for the potency of kick-ass bands that are to perform! Metal be thy name!


Both ORANGE GOBLIN and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have new studio albums out in 2012 and both come highly, highly recommended by Metal Odyssey!

ORANGE GOBLIN – A Eulogy For The Damned was released in North America on February 14, 2012, via Candlelight Records. Check out Stone’s album review by clicking on that huge link below!

ORANGE GOBLIN – ‘A Eulogy For The Damned’: This Album Is Mandatory Metal, My Metal Brethren


CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Self titled album will be released in North America on February 28th, 2012, via Candlelight Records. Check out Stone’s album review by clicking on that big link below!

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – ‘Corrosion Of Conformity’ – Get Ready Cause This Heady Album Transports The Very Heavy, Very Steady


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