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Thrashers PROWLER Announce New Album ‘From The Shadows’

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , on May 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Is it fair to state that as metalheads we spend a lot of our time checking out new records? Hunting out the next big thing that we can introduce our friends to, something new, and something that evokes the feelings we once got on an almost daily basis back in the day when first discovering metal.

However, on occasion we’re brought back to the classics, the old Metallica records, early Annihilator and so forth; the exact records we discovered on the voyage of metal discovery. Yet sometimes those old classics just don’t quite hit the spot… And that’s exactly what makes bands such as Prowler a breath of fresh fucking air. Everything we’ve heard before is there, it’s familiar, but it’s new and that’s the fundamental difference.

Formed in 2010, Prowler went on to release four EP’s and a box set before signing to Slaney Records to release their debut album After You in 2013, and The New Blood EP later that same year. The thrash titans hailing from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are now on the verge of unleashing yet another beast of a record, their second full length entitled From The Shadows. Overseen by Roger Lian, the same man who was responsible for Slayer’s South Of Heaven and countless others including Overkill, Pantera and Damageplan; you can be assured a great production.

The world won’t go on fire, journalists won’t be scrambling over each other to make up new genre terms (thank god) but that is exactly the point! What you will find is a sterling record in the vein of old school thrash, heavy, destructive and as brazen as the first waves of the genre and unleashed by a troupe of young fiery musicians with the same raw energy captured back in the day on the likes of Ride The Lightning.

Prowler - From The Shadows - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #05PMO

Artwork (as seen above) was completed by Spanish artist Noël Puente.

From The Shadows – Track List:

1. R.O.T.L.D
2. Out Of The Fog
3. I Am Wolf
4. The Thing Not Seen
5. Pet Sematary (The Ramones Cover)
6. Return To The Lot
7. Death On Wheels
8. Creature Of The Black

From The Shadows is out 20th July via Slaney Records.

Listen To ‘No Life ’till Leatherface’ from The New Blood EP

https://slaneyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/prowler-the-new-blood

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Source:

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Prowler on Facebook

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PROWLER.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

PROWLER KICKS SUBSTANTIAL METAL ASS.

Stone.

DEATHBLOW ‘The Other Side of Darkness’ Is Now Available On CD

Posted in Metal, Music, Thrash Metal, rock music, metal music, metal bands with tags , , , , on May 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo by: Brock Grossl

The Other Side of Darkness from Salt Lake City Thrashers DEATHBLOW is now available on CD format! Order the CD and stream the The Other Side of Darkness in its entirety at this location or below:

The sophomore release continues the scorched earth campaign launched with 2014 debut full-length Prognosis Negative, upping the intensity level, sharpening the songwriting, and leaving any fan of true blue Thrash Metal in a state of pure bliss.


 The Other Side of Darkness was recorded by Andy Peterson and DEATHBLOW. Peterson also handled mixing and mastering duties. Cover art comes courtesy of Andreas Marschall. The Other Side of Darkness is without question, recommended for fans of KREATOR, SODOM, VOIVOD, and DESTRUCTION.

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  1. Beyond Obsession
  2. Means To An End
  3. The Other Side Of Darkness
  4. Headless Throne
  5. Death Wish

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“This isn’t cookie-cutter thrash. This is a creative band with the technical flash to match their brain-twisting compositional skill.” 

No Clean Singing

 “Here’s a band that unapologetically writes thrash songs that play to the rawness of the early years of the style .”

Sea of Tranquility

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Source: ClawHammer PR

* For more DEATHBLOW:

Deathblow Facebook

http://deathblow1.bandcamp.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEATHBLOW.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

DEATHBLOW KICKS HEFTY METAL ASS.

Stone.

On This Day In SLAYER History – April 18th

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , on April 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2015:

SLAYER DOMINATES THE ITUNES TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUMS CHART! 

9 OUT OF 11 SLAYER STUDIO ALBUMS ARE ON TODAY’S CHART! METAL BE THY NAME!

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4 – 18 – 2015SLAYER’s third studio album, Reign In Blood, is ranked at #21, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Reign In Blood was released back in 1986.

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4 – 18 – 2015 – The fourth studio album from SLAYER, South Of Heaven, is ranked at #32, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. South Of Heaven was released back in 1988.

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4 – 18 – 2015Seasons In The Abyss, the fifth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #34, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Seasons In The Abyss was released back in 1990.

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4 – 18 – 2015Christ Illusion, the ninth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #50, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Christ Illusion was released back in 2006.

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4 – 18 – 2015World Painted Blood, the tenth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #51, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. World Painted Blood was released back in 2009.

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4 – 18 – 2015SLAYER’s eighth studio album, God Hates Us All, is ranked at #59, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. God Hates Us All was released back in 2001.

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4 – 18 – 2015Show No Mercy, the debut album from SLAYER, is ranked at #70, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This amazing album was released back in 1983. Whoa!

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4 – 18 – 2015SLAYER’s seventh studio album, Diabolus In Musica, is ranked at #74, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 1998.

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4 – 18 – 2015Divine Intervention, the sixth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #86, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 1994.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

REST IN PEACE, JEFF HANNEMAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MERIDIUS Self-Titled EP – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on March 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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MERIDIUS is a Thrash Metal band out of British Columbia, Canada and their 3 song, self-titled EP has been released on March 20th. I really dig this band’s logo and the chosen color of red on black. That’s old school, man. Hopefully I don’t use this “old school” phrase too often; only old school kicks major ass and I live for old school Metal. Are you old school?

This EP contains a whole lot of guitar crunch, along with plenty of reasons to crank up the volume LOUD and bang thy head. The guitar solo on Walk The Plank is unreal good stuff and I admire how MERIDIUS mellows out musically in the final minute of this song; a courageous touch that works just fine for me.

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I’m really impressed by how in-your-face the guitars are and still the vocals and rhythm section explode into the forefront as well. In other words, nothing gets buried in these songs. Another impressive element to MERIDIUS is the vocals of Eric Willmott who pronounces the lyrics in a Tom Araya (South Of Heaven) style.

What I really enjoy most is this band is a bounty of Thrash Metal promise and they don’t go for the need-for-speed route; one that would transform them into an Extreme band anyways. MERIDIUS sounds like they’re on course for some great achievements in Metal, both with their convincing musical talent and strong EP of songs. I’ll be keeping my eyes and ears on MERIDIUS. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Track Listing: Meridius – Self Titled EP

  1. Speed Kills (3:42) – BandcampSoundcloudYoutube
  2. Walk The Plank (5:27) – Bandcamp| SoundcloudYoutube
  3. Conquer The Throne (4:17) – Bandcamp| SoundcloudYoutube

EP Length: 13:27

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EP and Live Band Line Up:

Kieran Marquis – Lead Guitar

Eric Willmott – Vocals

Sam Buchanan – Rhythm Guitar

Peter Reimann – Bass Guitar

Nolan Olson – Drums

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MERIDIUS.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BIOTOXIC WARFARE “Lobotomized” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

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

Biotoxic Warfare - Lobotomized - promo cover pic - #2015BW

4.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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Biotoxic Warfare released their debut full-length, Lobotomized, on January 19th of this year, via Slaney Records. This band originates from Greece and list Kreator, Sodom and many of the U.S. old school Death Metal bands as their influences. Biotoxic Warfare have learned well from listening to such legendary influences and it is heard loud and clear on Lobotomized.

The opening track Mors Indecepta is an instrumental, one which builds up at a moderate pace, reminding me of Metallica’s Ride The Lightning era. Biotoxic Warfare plays Thrash Metal that is refreshingly original and they are obviously committed to what their peers Havok and Warbringer have done; that is to write, record and execute old school Thrash with 0% smoke and mirrors.

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Lyrically, Biotoxic Warfare takes no prisoners in standing up to world religions and religious beliefs, on Lobotomized. The cover art to Lobotomized says it all and I do declare the artwork screams: F’N METAL!! What is so great is how much Biotoxic Warfare makes me want to put on unlaced sneakers and a denim jacket, yet I can’t due to the freaking super cold weather we keep having here in Ohio. Yeah, my work boots and leather jacket do keep me warmer. Sorry for the momentary rant.

There are (too many to count) delectable riffs and solos exploding from Lobotomized. Mike on vocals is fabulous and doesn’t sound like any other big name from the past; something I find very embracing! Dimator on lead guitar and Stelios on rhythm guitar are an unreal six string duo to listen to, damn right they are! The rhythm section of Panagiwtis PS on bass and Orestis on drums round out this band and yes they kick Metal ass on Lobotomized too.

LISTEN to ENTIRE album below! Whoa!

Seriously, Biotoxic Warfare is a Thrash Metal band that the Metal community across every continent MUST know about and get on board with. All 8 songs on Lobotomized are formidable and worthy of being the opening track to this album. It would be sensational to see one of our Big 4 bands take Biotoxic Warfare out on tour with them; Thrash fans need to know that our Metal future has Biotoxic Warfare in it and all will be okay. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Lobotomized – Track List: Mors Indecepta, Proclaim The Gospel Of Lies, Baptized In Blood And Greed, Dysphoric Reality, Lobotomized, Lust For Hate, Parasitic Life, As We Rot (Promises Of Heaven)

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* For more info on BIOTOXIC WARFARE:

Facebook: Biotoxic Warfare

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BIOTOXIC WARFARE.

LONG LIVE GREECE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DESTRUCTION – Mexico Tour Dates For April/May 2015

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , on March 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Destruction Facebook page:

MEXICO here we come!!! Looks like one more concert will be added ASAP! Have a look at the tour poster, those shows are confirmed already!

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* For more info on DESTRUCTION:

Facebook: Destruction

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DESTRUCTION.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

Greek Thrashers BIOTOXIC WARFARE Unleash New Single From ‘Lobotomized’

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , on January 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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In order to whet appetites, Biotoxic Warfare have released a single from their upcoming album ‘Lobotomized’ which is released this coming Monday, January 19th, via Slaney Records. The track, also named ‘Lobotomized’ is a meaty introduction to the band’s debut full-length release.

Listen to ‘Lobotomized’ Here!

http://youtu.be/yShCdJahEOs

Since their formation little over two years ago and having already supported the likes of Enforcer and Suicidal Angels and released one highly lauded EP, ‘Baptized in Blood and Greed’ [2013], Biotoxic Warfare are emerging from the Greek underbelly as a force to be reckoned with. This is demonstrated in full on their debut album release, ‘Lobotomized’.

‘Lobotomized’ is a blistering aural attack from the start and does not let up the onslaught through the album’s eight tracks. Talking of the album, the band had this to say –

“The sound of ‘Lobotomized’ is mostly influenced by the European Thrash Metal scene (Kreator, Sodom) with a mix of old school American Death Metal (Obituary, Death, Morbid Angel). It also combines dark melodies, shredding guitar solos, technical riffing and many well-combined fragments of the whole extreme metal spectrum.

“Lyrically the album opposes strictly to any religious fanatics and cults who use their lies to control every human being with ambitions to reign upon arrogance and false reality created by religions worldwide since the dawn of time. The lyrics call the people to rise against their oppressors, stand out for what they believe and break the chains that bond both mind and soul.”

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And this is what the press is saying:

“If ‘Lobotomized’ is a sign for all the good albums that are to come in 2015, then I cannot fucking wait…an amazing start to the year’s metal releases.” – 10/10 Metal Addicts

The band recorded the album at their home studio and went on to have it mixed and mastered by Vaggelis Theodorakis (Revolted Masses). ‘Lobotomized’’s artwork, designed by Roberto Toderico, encapsulates the messages from within the album. The band describe the artwork as depicting “the massive lobotomy and brain washing that terrorizes our society by any organized religion party, and aims to a global propaganda in order to control and twist the freedom of thinking and acting for yourself.”

‘Lobotomized’ Track Listing:

  1. Mors Indecepta
  2. Proclaim The Gospel Of Lies
  3. Baptized In Blood And Greed
  4. Dysphoric Reality
  5. Lobotomized
  6. Lust For Hate
  7. Parasitic Life
  8. As We Rot (Promises Of Heaven)

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BIOTOXIC WARFARE

Mike – Vocals

George – Lead Guitars

Stelios – Rhythm Guitars

Panagiotis – Bass

Orestis – Drums

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on BIOTOXIC WARFARE:

Biotoxic Warfare on Facebook

www.reverbnation.com/biotoxicwarfare

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BIOTOXIC WARFARE AND THEIR 100% WHOOP-ASS, IN-YOUR-FACE, CRANIUM SPLITTING THRASH METAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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