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On This Day In METAL History – May 18th… From Mount St. Helens To Veil Of Maya

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Mount St. Helens - Free Stock Image - 2015 - #051880MO

On May 18th, 1980 – Today is the 35th Anniversary of the Mount St. Helens (volcanic) eruption. This eruption happened at 8:32 on a Sunday morning. Mount St. Helens is located in Skamania County, Washington (state), in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Read much more about this historical event with the link below: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mountsthelens/home/?cid=stelprdb5199437

KISS - Exposed - VHS video - promo cover - 1987 - #0518MOGSX

On May 18th, 1987 – The KISS (VHS) long-play video Exposed was released. Yeah!

Kiss - Alive III - promo album cover pic - #1992PSGSMO3

On May 18th, 1993 – The great KISS released their third live album: KISS Alive III. This live album peaked at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in the United States. Whoa!

Veil Of Maya - Matriarch - promo album cover pic - 2015

On May 18th, 2015 – Chicago’s Veil Of Maya has their fifth studio album, Matriarch, ranked #1 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Holy moly!

Slipknot - Iowa - promo album cover pic - #993933MOCSC

On May 18th, 2015Slipknot has their second studio album from 2001, Iowa, ranked at #26, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and yeah!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY REGGIE JACKSON, AKA “MR. OCTOBER”.

Stone.

LEGENDARY METAL CHURCH SINGER MIKE HOWE RETURNS TO THE BAND!

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Church - Mike Howe - Is Back - promo flyer - 2015 - #016MCMORPR

From Rat Pak Records:

Legendary front-man Mike Howe returns to Metal Church! In the summer of 2014 the band suddenly found themselves in need of a new singer. As fate would have it, Kurdt was already in talks with Mike for another project that he was working on with Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler, so he decided to ask Mike to rejoin Metal Church. Mike agreed, but true to form, didn’t want to make it official until he knew for sure that the integrity of the new material was there.

In Mike’s own words: ” I didn’t want to come back to Metal Church just for nostalgia, it had to be for the right reasons, it had to be the best stuff we’ve ever written together or it just wouldn’t be worth it to anyone, especially the fans.”  Soon after, Kurdt and Mike began exchanging ideas and writing new material with the band. The end result sounds like “Classic Mike Howe era Metal Church, it’s both heavy and melodic” says guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof and further states “Mike sounds the same as he did 20 years ago, this is going to be truly epic!!” Drummer Jeff Plate comments, “Mike Howe is the ONLY singer for Metal Church. He has a reputation of complete honor and respect.  We can now take Metal Church to the next level!”

Mike Howe originally joined Metal Church in the late 80’s and released 3 albums with the band: “The Human Factor”, “Blessing In Disguise” and “Hanging in the Balance”. Mike was also the face of popular music videos “Date With Poverty” and “Badlands” that aired during MTV’s heyday.

The band is currently in the process of working on their new album, which will be released later this year via Rat Pak Records.   Metal Church is: Mike Howe (Vocals), Kurdt Vanderhoof (Guitars) Jeff Plate (Drums), Steve Unger (Bass) and Rick VanZandt (Guitars).

For more info click HERE.

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LONG LIVE METAL CHURCH.

LONG LIVE MIKE HOWE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

FALL OF SUMMER OPEN AIR – Band Lineup And Info; VAMPIRE And The Legendary ENSLAVED Added To Potent Metal Roster

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

Fall Of Summer Festival - 2014 - promo flyer - venom sodom

As reported on the Fall Of Summer Festival Facebook page:

The Fall of Summer team is glad to announce two more bands, both coming from Northern Europe. The first one, coming from Norway has been around and respected for more than 20 years, while the second one, coming from Sweden, has just released its first album. We are proud to add ENSLAVED and VAMPIRE to the festival line-up!

Fall Of Summer Festival will take place in Torcy (Seine et Marne / Ile de France) on September 5th & 6th.

TICKET INFO:

2-day passes are now on sale on Digitick (71.5€) ➨http://ow.ly/w1KWw

But also still available on YesGoLive (66.6€) ➨http://ow.ly/w1L03

Vampire - ST Debut Album Promo Pic - 2014

Above: Cover art of debut S/T Vampire album.

Facebook: Fall of Summer Festival

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE FRANCE.

Stone.

TANK – Brazilian Assault Tour 2014 – Here’s All The Metal Info!

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

Tank - Brazillian Assault Tour - 2014 - promo flyer - #02

TANK will be touring Brazil this June and here are 2 tour flyers (above & below) to give you the Metal skinny on it all. Be sure to check out the special guest announcement below! Metal be thy name!

As reported by TANK on www.tankofficial.com:

We are very pleased to announce that we will have some very special guests joining us on our first tour of Brazil next month.

We welcome back original Dragonforce frontman ZP Theart to our ranks. We had the privilige of sharing the stage with him at last years Rockhard Festival in Germany and the PPM festival in Belgium.

Joining us on drums will be our old friend and former Sodom member Bobby Schottkowski.

On bass we welcome Barend Courbois who is also a current member of German metallers Blind Guardian.

This line up is designed for Maximum Metal.

Tank Brazilian Assault Tour - June 2014 - promo flyer

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* For more info on TANK:

Facebook: Tank

Website: http://www.tankofficial.com

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LONG LIVE TANK.

LONG LIVE BRAZIL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

VILE REGRESSION – Reveal New Record Details

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

Vile Regression - promo band pic - 2014 - #9083

Formed from the ashes of Irish Extreme Metal outfit Vistor Q; Vile Regression hit the scene in 2010 and released their debut record ‘The Pattern Evolves’ in 2011 via Casket Music.

Much to critics praise, Vile Regression went on from the release to share stages with prolific heavyweights such as Dyscarnate, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Unearth.

After building a reputation as a tight and energetic new addition to the Extreme Metal underground, 2013 saw the band head back to the studio to record a new installment… ‘Empires’.

Today the Irish Extreme Metal outfit release details for ‘Empires’ and the track listing which can be seen below.

1) Tides
2) Raze The Complexity
3) Dream Of The Red Chamber
4) Thought Replication
5) The Abstract
6) Down To A Sunless Sea
7) The Empyrean Divide

‘Empires’ will be released independently on July 21st 2014.
Comments the band: “We feel, ‘Empires’ is a very powerful word, invoking strength and confidence. The title came from the overarching theme within the lyrics, that being, positivity and empowerment in one’s life.”

“While ‘The Pattern Evolves’ dealt with very specific themes of corruption and governments, ‘Empires’ is much more positive. Lyrically the songs deal with different aspects of human emotions such as reaching your potential in life and being the master of your own empire. Songs such as ‘Raze The Complexity’ and ‘The Abstract’ are basically about being confident in yourself and purging the toxic and harmful elements around you.”

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on VILE REGRESSION:

www.facebook.com/vileregression

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LONG LIVE VILE REGRESSION.

LONG LIVE IRELAND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MORBID SLAUGHTER “Wicca” – 7″ Vinyl Is A Blackened Thrash Metal Ticket To Hell

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on May 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Morbid Slaughter - Wicca - promo cover pic - 2014

4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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MORBID SLAUGHTER – Lima, Peru’s Blackened Thrash mob, Morbid Slaughter, have a new 7″ vinyl releasing on May 31st, via Boris Records. The two songs that will be your ticket to hell are: Wicca and Nightly Breath Of God. Both songs summon any or all evil vibrations from Center Earth and are guaranteed to make any true underground Metal dweller psyched-out of his or her freaking Metal mind!

With blackened vocals and furious throwback Thrash, (with a hint of punk groove), Morbid Slaughter have reminded me, once again, that Metal is still being created justly, with 100% allegiance to the dark and subterranean world of Metal. Buy this new offering from Morbid Slaughter and let their Blackened ways elate you or scare the pent-up fecal matter out of your intestines; it’s a grand Metal feeling either way. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track Listing & Running Times:

Wicca (3:59)

Nightly Breath Of God (4:19)

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* For more info on MORBID SLAUGHTER:

Facebook: Morbid Slaughter

BORIS RECORDS - large logo - B&W - 2013

Website: http://boris-records.com/

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LONG LIVE MORBID SLAUGHTER.

LONG LIVE BORIS RECORDS.

LONG LIVE PERU.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

“Terrorizer’s Secret History Of Norway” – Special Issue Dedicated To History Of 1990’s Black Metal Scene Is Out Now!

Posted in Black Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Terrorizer Magazine - Norway - special issue - May 2014 - promo cover pic

As reported on the Terrorizer Facebook page:

Terrorizer’s Secret History of Norway is out now! We bring you the history of all that transpired in that famous black metal scene of the early 1990s – the music, the mayhem, the murders and the controversy. We get the oral history on what it was actually like to be a part of that scene, as told by key players like The True Mayhem‘s Necrobutcher, Darkthrone‘s Fenriz and Satyricon‘s Satyr, to name but a few.

But don’t think black metal is all that Norway has to offer, as we also explore everything from avant-garde weirdness to death metal destruction and the fury of Oslo punk, as well as bringing you our list of essential Norwegian albums.

Click here to get your copy! http://Terrorize.it/dp7

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Stone Says: Whoa! I came across this whiz-bang magazine from Terrorizer and now I MUST get myself a copy! This looks to be a grand source for the history of 90’s Black Metal! Barnes & Noble… here I come! Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE BLACK METAL.

Stone.

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