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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

EDGUY – “SPACE POLICE – DEFENDERS OF THE CROWN” ENTERS GERMAN CHARTS AT #2 AND REACHES BEST INTERNATIONALLY

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The new EDGUY album Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown enters the official German album charts at #2, bagging this week’s highest new entry in the album charts. This is the best chart position of an EDGUY album ever.

Tobias Sammet has sent us the following statement: “The fans have spoken! On behalf of my buddies Jens, Dirk, Eggi & Felix: Thank you all so much! We have been quite vocal about how much we love this album but it is an amazing feeling to learn that you agree. We wanna thank the whole world of Rock & Metal for the great reactions. It took us 22 years into our career to celebrate the biggest success of our band history? Seriously? That’s amazing! We will always be thankful and we will work our asses off to reward you with a big show on the world tour in autumn. See you there and cheerzz, the ‘Love Tyger’ ;)

Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown also entered the UK Rock Charts on #1. For the first time EDGUY have also entered the long play album charts in the UK as well, going in on #82.

EDGUY also reached their highest chart entries in Czech Republic (#8), Finland (#12), Switzerland (#13) and Austria (#27), and made another Top 30 entry in Sweden (#28).

More chart entries to come!

Order your copy of Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown here:

http://smarturl.it/EDGUY-Crown

Watch the ‘Love Tyger’ music video:

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on EDGUY:

http://www.edguy.net

http://www.edguy-shop.de

http://www.facebook.com/edguy

http://www.twitter.com/edguy

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

EUROPE: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE EDGUY.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ORANGE GOBLIN To Join Forces With Doom Metal Icons SAINT VITUS On UK, Ireland And European Tour; October And November 2014

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on May 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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ORANGE GOBLIN will join forces for a massive co-headline tour this October and November with none other than the legendary Kings of Doom Metal, SAINT VITUS, who are celebrating their 35th Anniversary on this tour and performing their classic album ‘Born Too Late’ in it’s entirety. Orange Goblin will be promoting their 8th (as yet untitled) studio album, due for release via Candlelight Records in the Autumn. This is all doom metal and stoner rock fans dreams come true as these titans of the scene join forces for the first time.

OG vocalist Ben Ward had this to say, “We are extremely excited to be going on tour with our good friends and long-time heroes Saint Vitus. Vitus are one of the bands that inspired us to form Orange Goblin all those years ago and to be able to promote our new album and celebrate their 35th anniversary at the same time just blows my mind. This tour is going to be awesome. DOOM!!!!”

Tickets go on sale on the 7th of May 2014.

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The full list of tour dates are as follows:

October

Thu 9th – Le Grillen, Colmar, FRANCE

Fri 10th – CCM John Lennon, Limoges, FRANCE

Sat 11th – Day of Doom Fest, Barcelona, SPAIN

Sun 12th – Shoko, Madrid, SPAIN

Mon 13th – RCA Club, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Wed 15th – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, SPAIN

Thu 16th – Le Krakatoa, Bordeaux, FRANCE

Fri 17th – L’Usine, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

Sat 18th – Bloom Club, Mezzago, ITALY

Sun 19th – Traffic Live, Rome, ITALY

Mon 20th – Locomotiv Club, Bologna, ITALY

Tue 21st – Salzhaus, Winterthur, SWITZERLAND

Wed 22nd – Backstage Halle, Munich, GERMANY

Thu 23rd – Garage, Saarbrucken, GERMANY

Fri 24th – Le Fleche D’Or, Paris, FRANCE

Sat 25th – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, FRANCE

Sun 26th – Biebob, Vosselaar, BELGIUM

Tue 28th – The Fleece, Bristol, ENGLAND

Wed 29th – Heaven, London, ENGLAND

Thu 30th – Button Factory, Dublin, REP. OF IRELAND

Fri 31st – Limelight 2, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND

November

Sat 1st – Damnation Fest, Leeds, ENGLAND (SV only)

Sun 2nd – Dutch Doom Days Fest – Rotterdam, HOLLAND

Mon 3rd – Luxor, Koln, GERMANY

Tue 4th – Beatpol, Dresden, GERMANY

Wed 5th – Fabryka, Krakow, POLAND

Thu 6th – SO36, Berlin, GERMANY

Fri 7th – Babel, Malmo, SWEDEN

Sat 8th – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, SWEDEN

Sun 9th – Parkteatret, Oslo, NORWAY

Tue 11th – Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, SWEDEN

Wed 12th – Venue TBC, Hamburg, GERMANY

Thu 13th – Rosenhof, Osnabrueck, GERMANY

Fri 14th – F-Haus, Jena, GERMANY

Sat 15th – Venue TBC, Wurzburg, GERMANY

(The UK and Ireland dates are co-headline (except Leeds which is SV only), the EU dates are SAINT VITUS headlining with OG as very special guests)

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(Source: Orange Goblin Facebook)

* For more info on ORANGE GOBLIN & SAINT VITUS:

Facebook: Orange Goblin

Facebook: Saint Vitus

Website: http://saintvitusband.com

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LONG LIVE SAINT VITUS.

LONG LIVE ORANGE GOBLIN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KYNG “Burn The Serum” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on May 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

KYNG - The power trio of KYNG are from Los Angeles, California and their sophomore album, Burn The Serum, was released on April 15th. KYNG plays eyeball popping Heavy Rock, embedded with muscular Stoner and Classic Rock stylings for good damn measure. KYNG has tapped into such a prolific hard and heavy sound that they’ve rubbed elbows within the Metal Universe with ease.

As for the album, Burn The Serum has proven to be one of the very, very best investments I’ve made all year with my music purchases. KYNG comes across musically, as if they’ve booted the status quo of Hard Rock into bloody submission, never to rear its boring and carbon copied head ever again. Whoa. This power trio can play and if you don’t believe or agree with me, then your grandma’s dusty ABBA vinyl collection and her old Readers Digests are calling for you.

The lead single, Electric Halo, from Burn The Serum, showcases soaring and melodic vocals from guitarist/vocalist Eddie Veliz which reminds me of a time when singers really did sound like superheroes; and all I wanted to do was grow up to be that super dude I’m hearing on the 45 rpm. I harken back to the day, when I spinned Bad Company’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy for hours on end. Oops… back to 2014.

KYNG delivers all things powerful on Burn The Serum and if this sophomore release is any indication, to me, the Heavy Rock universe is the limit for this band. This power trio was born to be KYNG. ‘Nuff said and… Metal be thy name. – Stone

Crank Up Electric Halo, Below! Whoa!

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Tony Castaneda – Bass & Back up Vocals

Pepe Clarke – Drums

Eddie Veliz - Guitar & Lead Vocals

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BUY THE SINGLE! BUY THE ALBUM! 

Download on iTunes: http://georiot.co/BurnTheSerum

Buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/Q8ktSN

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* For more info on KYNG:

Website: http://www.kyngband.com

Facebook: Kyng

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kyngband

KYNG Merch: http://kyng.merchnow.com/

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Website: http://www.razorandtie.com/

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LONG LIVE KYNG.

LONG LIVE CALIFORNIA.

Stone.

LYSURA – TOUR TO KICK OFF

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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“Straight from the depths of the American Midwest, Indiana’s Lysura combines black metal a la Emperor and Dissection with old-school doom and even bluesy melodies. If you are tired of all that symphonic black metal crap out there and looking for something interesting, then look no further.” -Metalrecusants.

Indiana’s Lysura will officially kick off their 2014 US tour this Friday, May 2nd in Dayton,OH.

Spanning just under 2 weeks, the band had the following to say about the trek:

“We are all insanely excited about the upcoming string of shows. We are looking forward to returning to some old haunts as well as playing a handful of cities for the first time. Those new to the band can expect a mesmerizing live performance that will leave spectators locked in stimulatory equilibrium. Also, be sure to check out our brothers in Unkured, who will be picking up the second leg of the tour with us. Their trashy blend of death metal will melt your faces as well as your minds! See you on the road!”

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Dates for the tour are as follows:

May 2nd – Dayton OH-Blind Bobs
May 3rd – Indianapolis IN-Green Hell Arts and Music
May 4th – Lexington KY-Al’s Sidecar
May 5th TBD
May 6th – ST. Louis MO-Blind Tiger
May 7th – Moline IL-Bierstube
May 8th – Columbus OH-Rehab Tavern
May 9th – Cleveland OH-Taxidermy Palace
May 10th – Pittsburgh PA-The Rock Room
May 11th – Philadelphia PA-TBD
May 12th – Brooklyn NYC-The Acheron
May 13th – Cambridge MA-Middle East

In further Lysura news, the band released their new EP II on April 14th. Currently available as both a digital download and CD, the album will also be released in the summer on cassette by Fragile Branch Records.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on LYSURA:

Lysura Facebook

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LONG LIVE LYSURA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE INDIANA.

Stone.

MAZE OF TERROR “SKULLCRUSHER” EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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MAZE OF TERROR – Peruvian Thrash Metallers, Maze Of Terror, are a band  that you MUST know about and bang thy head to. It’s that simple and end of Metal story. Seriously. These dudes have single-handedly put Peru on the Thrash Metal map, with their retro-style of in-your-face, raw and severely contagious Thrash.

SKULLCRUSHER is the name of this band’s EP and ALL 5 songs are skull crushing (no pun intended). This is Thrash that old-schoolers yearn for and Maze Of Terror are well-studied in The Roots Of Thrash Metal 101. I had no idea days ago that Maze Of Terror existed and now I’m elated to listen to their brain assaulting Thrash at will! ALL kick-ass Metal adjectives come into play here, with this EP from Maze Of Terror: scorching, fierce, blistering, fast, eye-popping, true, et cetera. If the iconic Slayer (or any Thrash legends) are to play Peru, Maze Of Terror should always be their support band. Hell yes.

This Thrash power-trio has a quantum amount of Metal talent; LEVIATHAN on bass & vocals, CRIMINAL MIND on guitars and HAMMER on drums are a true thrill to listen to and I couldn’t be more Metal honest than that. Metal be thy name. – Stone

SKULLCRUSHER EP – Track Listing: Hatred and Repression, Damned to Eternal Pyre, Lord of Destruction, Rivals, Run with Death

Listen To And Support MAZE OF TERROR!

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MAZE OF TERROR:

LEVIATHAN - Bass & Vocals

HAMMER - Drums

CRIMINAL MIND - Guitars

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* For more info on MAZE OF TERROR:

Facebook: Maze of Terror

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LONG LIVE MAZE OF TERROR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE PERU.

Stone.

SCORPIONS – Respond To James Kottak’s Detainment In Dubai

Posted in metal bands, music news, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the SCORPIONS Facebook page, on April 30th, 2014:

Dear fans,

When James Kottak arrived in Dubai at 3. april, he ran into problems at immigrations and got busted. Whatever happened is totally out of our control and we don’t know any details about it at this point. For the concerts in germany Johan Franzon, a swedish drummer, will take James seat. Please understand, we keep you posted, SCORPIONS.

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* For more info on SCORPIONS:

Website: http://www.the-scorpions.com/

Facebook: Scorpions

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LONG LIVE SCORPIONS. 

LONG LIVE JAMES KOTTAK.

CHERISH FREEDOM OF SPEECH, ART AND EXPRESSION, WHEREVER YOU CAN FIND IT IN THIS WORLD. WE CAN NO LONGER TAKE IT FOR GRANTED.

Stone.

Loud As Hell Metal Festival – Announce Line Up w/ Protest The Hero, Titans Eve, Ninjaspy, All Else Fails, Death Toll Rising And More!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , on April 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Loud As Hell Festival roars into year three in Drumheller, Alberta and finally has unleashed the 2014 Lineup. Four days of Canadian Metal in the heart of the Badlands will see over 30 bands perform, freak shows, camping, guitar and drum clinics.

Running August 29 – Sept 1st this year, it’s a long Labour Day weekend for Metal fans you won’t want to miss. Bands range from Canadian award winners for 2014 Metal/Hard Rock Album of the year Protest The Hero, Ninjaspy, All Else Fails, Titans Eve, Death Toll Rising and way too many to list….. It’s what Loud As Hell call LOADED! Saturday night features a Metallica Tribute for 30 years of Ride the Lightning and their Hangover Monday will feature the old school legends The Dayglo Abortions.

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For presale tickets and for show information, please visit: http://www.loudashell.com or check them out on facebook http://www.facebook.com/LoudAsHellFestival

Event Link – https://www.facebook.com/events/1524648961092691/

About: We Party Productions, CCE Productions and Jurassic Ink are proud to bring you Loud as Hell for 2014. The Loud as Hell Festival in Drumheller, AB is expecting to hit capacity with 32 bands over the September Labour Day Long weekend. 

There wouldn’t be any place else you’d want to be than head banging to some of the best metal bands around.

After hosting Kill Devil Hill in year one, and 3 Inches of Blood last year, Loud As Hell Festival can’t wait for this year’s line up as it’s going to be louder and heavier! 

4 days of nonstop Metal, camping, freaks, mini donuts, dinosaurs and hoodoo’s… You best be booking it off now!

 August 29, 30, 31 and Sept 1st.

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

Stone.

HELLDORADOS “Lessons In Decay” – New Album Artwork Revealed; Album Releasing Via Massacre Records Later This Year

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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This is the artwork of HELLDORADOS’ upcoming album “Lessons In Decay”, to be released later this year via MASSACRE RECORDS!

The album’s currently recorded by the band and James Herter & will be mixed and mastered by Sven Samson Geiger.

The artwork’s once again created by Timo Würz (www.timowuerz.com).

HELLDORADOS‘ are regularly posting impressions from the studio on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/HelldoradosStuttgart

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(Source: Massacre Records)

* HELLDORADOS are from Stuttgart, Germany.

* For more info on HELLDORADOS:

Website: http://www.helldorados.com

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Website: http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE HELLDORADOS.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

Stone.

WOLF “Devil Seed” – New Album Releases September 2nd In North America; Tour Dates Posted

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Sweden’s pack of Heavy Metal stalwarts, WOLF, return with their seventh studio album entitled simply, “Devil Seed” on August 25th in Europe and September 2nd in North America. Catch the band live on their “The Devil Seed Tour 2014″:

03.05.2014 Karmoygeddon Festival, Haugesund, Norway
26.07.2014 Rockviken, Frövi, Sweden
11.09.2014 Sound Control, Manchester, UK
12.09.2014 Rock N’ Metal Circus, Northampton, UK
13.09.2014 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
14.09.2014 Borderline, London, UK

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WOLF:

Niklas Stålvind – lead vocals and guitars

Simon Johansson – guitars and backing vocals

Anders Modd – bass guitar

Richard Holmgren – drums

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(Source: Century Media Records)

* For more info on WOLF:

Website: http://www.wolf.nu

Facebook: Wolf

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Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

CM Distro: http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE WOLF.

LONG LIVE SWEDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

VANISH – Signs With Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Massacre Records:

Welcome to the Massacre Records family, VANISH!

Traditional metal meets modern synth sounds and progressive elements – with this combination VANISH prove that classic elements and modern metal elements can co-exist. The band’s compact songs with heavy riffs, strong melodies and bombastic parts create a unique and new sound.

Their songs deal with ever-present themes like mortality, anxiety or social problems. VANISH is a band that can look back on more than 14 years of live, studio and songwriting experience and that puts a lot of passion, effort and creativity into their music.

The band’s current line-up, consisting of Bastian Rose (vocals, keyboard), Tommy Rösch (guitar), Philipp Schönle (guitar), Daniele Dei Giudici (bass) and Ralf Nopper (drums), exists since more than a decade.

VANISH want to prove that innovative metal can inspire everyone – not only metal fans. In the past few years, VANISH rocked numerous clubs and festivals and supported bands such as Queensryche, Brainstorm, Mystic Prophecy, Axxis, Freedom Call and Kissin’ Dynamite.

VANISH’s upcoming album “Come To Wither” is set to be released in autumn 2014 via Massacre Records!

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* For more info on VANISH:

http://www.vanish-metal.com

http://twitter.com/vanishmetal

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Website: http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE VANISH.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SLAYER OFFERS FREE DOWNLOAD, FORMS LABEL IMPRINT, SIGNS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH NUCLEAR BLAST

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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SLAYER – At the Revolver Golden Gods Awards held April 23rd, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Slayer surprised the capacity crowd with an unannounced performance, kicking off the show with a three-song set that included the global premiere of Implode, the band’s first new studio recording in five years.

Recorded earlier this month at Henson Studios in Los Angeles and produced by Terry Date and co-produced by Greg Fidelman, “Implode” is now available as a free download as a “thank you” to the band’s fans for their continued support. Or, as Kerry King put it, “you have been waiting for us, now we are delivering for you.” Registered members of Slayer’s fan club were sent an email right around midnight giving them the link to the song and a chance to hear it before it was made public.

“Implode” can now be downloaded at: http://www.slayer.net.

Later this year, the two-time Grammy-winning Slayer will begin recording a new album, tentatively set for an early 2015 release date. The album will make Slayer history as it will be released on Nuclear Blast Records through the band’s own label imprint, closing out a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings. No name for the imprint has been decided on yet.

“Rick has played a huge role in our career, we’ve made some great albums with him,” said Slayer’s Tom Araya. “But today is a new day, record companies don’t play the kind of role they once did, and we really like the idea of going out on our own, connecting directly with our fans, and Nuclear Blast is fired up about taking on that challenge with us.”

All future recordings on the band’s label imprint will be released worldwide exclusively through Nuclear Blast.

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“I was a teenage rebel when ‘Show No Mercy’ came out,” said Markus Staiger, owner of Nuclear Blast, “and I identified with that record. It was the most extreme, aggressive thing at the time. They were then and still are the most brutal metal band on the planet! I really cannot express how proud I am that we are able to work with Slayer to join the Nuclear Blast family. We are ready for that next record and, I’m sure it will go into metal history!”

Added Nuclear Blast label manager Gerardo Martinez: “The prospect of helping Slayer take a leading role in the creative process surrounding their releases, projects and other cross-promotional opportunities is the ultimate honor for me, a metalhead who grew up in Los Angeles listening to Slayer. Nowhere in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that Nuclear Blast would be making history alongside one of the best bands in metal.”

SlayerTom Araya/vocals, bass, Kerry King/guitar, drummer Paul Bostaph, and Gary Holt who continues to stand in for the band’s founding guitarist, the late Jeff Hanneman – will spend the next few months on the road touring major North American and European festivals as well as headlining dates, sharing the stages with Metallica, Iron Maiden and more (see below), but is expected to be back in the studio in the fall to record the rest of the new album.

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US Tour

09 May US Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Salt Air
10 May US Denver, CO – Fillmore
11 May US Billings, MT – Shrine
13 May US Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
15 May US St Louis, MO – The Pageant
16 May US Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom,
17 May US Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range

European Tour

28 May FI Helsinki – Sonisphere Festival @ Hietaniemi Beach
30 May SE Stockholm – STHLM Fields @ Gardet Royal Park
31 May NL Nijmegen – FortaRock Festival Goffertpark

01 June NO Oslo – Sonisphere Festival @ Valle Hoven
03 June DK Horsens – Horsens Gaol
04 June DE Hamburg – Sonisphere Festival @ Imtech Arena
05 June LU Luxembourg City – Den Atelier
07 June DE Nurburgring – Rock am Ring
08 June DE Nürnberg – Rock Im Park
09 June CH Pratteln – Z7 Konzertfabrik
13 June AT Nicklesdorf – Nova Rock @Pannonia Fields
15 June IT Milan – Live Club
16 June IT Bologna – Estragon
18 June FR Niems – Paloma
20 June FR Clisson – Hellfest @Rue de Champ Louet
21 June NO Halden – Tons of Rock Restival
24 June PL Poznan – Stadion Miejeski
26 June FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie
27 June BE Dessel – Graspop
30 June IRE Belfast – Limelight

01 July IRE Dublin – Academy
04 July FR Paris – Paris Le Zenith
05 July UK Knebworth Park – Sonisphere Festival @ Knebworth

03 Aug RU Nizny Novgorad – Milo Club
04 Aug RU Moscow – Arena Moscow Club
05 Aug RU St. Petersburg – A2 Club
08 Aug CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival
10 Aug CA Montreal – Heavy Montreal Festival @ Parc Jean

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on SLAYER:

Facebook: Slayer band

Website: http://www.slayer.net

Twitter: ‪@Slayer ‪http://twitter.com/slayer 

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LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE NUCLEAR BLAST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, JEFF HANNEMAN.

Stone.

SCORPIONS “LIVE BITES” – 1995 Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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SCORPIONSLive Bites is a live album, released back in 1995, via Polygram Records. Live Bites contains 11 songs that were recorded in Leningrad, San Francisco, Mexico, Munich and Berlin. There are also 3 (previously unreleased) bonus studio tracks on this album: Edge Of Time, Heroes Don’t Cry and White Dove. The liner notes to this album doesn’t contain the recording dates for these live songs; I have read in a few places the dates are 1988 to 1995, just don’t quote me on these dates.

This is yet another fantastic album from the past where you’ll find some constipated fool out there that gave it a sub-par review. In my Metal opinion, this is the iconic Scorpions and this live album plays out brilliantly! I’ve seen the Scorpions live; trust me, this album gives me ostrich bumps all over my face and arms when played at MAXIMUM volume! Whoa. One very cool aspect about Live Bites is that it was produced to sound and feel like one continuous concert experience, with no breaks between the songs; the sounds of Scorpions fans going bonkers fills the gaps!

The entire band and vocalist Klaus Meine sound sensational throughout Live Bites. There are high energy moments to savor, with Tease Me Please Me, Alien Nation and Crazy World being 3 whiz-bang examples. The bonus studio tracks are such a worthy addition at the time, giving the fans both the heavy and softer side of the Scorpions. Heroes Don’t Cry and White Dove are 2 somber, well written and arranged ballads, while Edge Of Time rocks along quite favorably to my ears. Live Bites is an essential part of Scorpions history, hopefully you’ll share with my Metal enthusiasm! Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Above: Back cover to Live Bites

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* For more info on SCORPIONS:

Facebook: Scorpions

Website: http://www.the-scorpions.com/

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LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

NO, THANK YOU, KLAUS!

Stone.

NOBLE BEAST ANNOUNCE NEW DRUMMER

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Minnesota Power Metal master’s Noble Beast are pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Rasmussen as new drummer for the band.

While he is primarily known for his work in Black Metal band Astral Blood, Andrew is excited to be working with the band. He had the following to say about his new role:

“I’m very excited to be joining Noble Beast as their full-time drummer.I have spent many years of my life always playing in more Black Metal type bands so needless to say I was pretty skeptical at first when Rob had originally told me they were searching for a full-time drummer. But then after listening to the four tracks Rob sent me I was blown away! This is new and exciting for me, and I’ve had a fucking blast playing the music.”

The band had the following to say about Andrew and his ascension to the Noble Beast drum throne:

“A lot of things drew us to Andrew—his chops, his easygoing personality, our shared love of Disillusion—but more than anything else, it was his enthusiasm for Noble Beast that made him The Guy. Andrew is just as committed as we are to building Noble Beast’s future. Together, we’re going to make Noble Beast the best band it can be.”

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Support NOBLE BEAST and purchase their S/T debut at the band’s Bandcamp below!

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on NOBLE BEAST:

Noble Beast Facebook

Noble Beast Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE NOBLE BEAST.

LONG LIVE MINNESOTA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEEP IN HATE – Signs With Kaotoxin Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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DEEP IN HATE:

Matthieu – vocals

Vinc – guitars

Flo – guitars

Kapute – bass

Nicolas Bastos – drums

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Kaotoxin records is proud to announce the inking of a multi-album deal with French Deathcore masters DEEP IN HATE.

Born in 2004 and having released two full-lengths before signing to Kaotoxin, Deep In Hate, who features Nicolas Basto (ex-Aborted / L’Esprit du Clan) on drums, evolved from a technical Deathcore outfit to a much more personal brand of melodic and catchy, yet still technical, brand of Deathcore. The band’s focus is on writing catchy tunes and developing an oppressive atmosphere by blending dark melodic hooks with technical leads and wall-crushing breakdowns in a very dark, suffocating and yet utterly efficient way.

Touring with the likes of Black Dahlia Murder, appearances at Sonisphere and other European festivals and an inherent desire to push the boundaries of brutality to unimagined levels have all lead Deep In Hate down an evolutionary path that plateaus this June with their Kaotoxin Records debut, Chronicles of Oblivion.

With a massive production and artwork by Above Chaos (Hellfest, Bethlehem, Nightfall), Chronicles of Oblivion features nine heavy and intense, yet melodic song-oriented tracks. Rooted less in tech-metal than previous efforts, Deep In Hate seek to develop a more hook-laden approach to Deathcore. This shift is demonstrated in the new music video they’ve unleashed in support of Chronicles of Oblivion. Recorded live at Sonisphere 2013, the video for “New Republic” can be seen below:

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Chronicles of Oblivion – Track Listing:

Introduction

Genesis of Void

The Cattle Procession

Altars of Lies

New Republic

The Unheard Prayers

The Divide

Wingless Gods*

Beyond

*features guest vocals by Sven de Caluwé (Aborted)

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With this brilliant new release Deep In Hate morphs influences from bands like Whitechapel, Despised Icon, Aborted, Gojira and Decapitated into a sound that’s all their own. The band aims to conquer new territories and enlarge an already impressive following by touring as much as they can everywhere in support of this massive new album.

Available as a limited edition (1,000 copies at first press) deluxe DigiSleeve CD, Chronicles of Oblivion will be available worldwide on June 3.

Pre-orders for the album and exclusive bundle deals with brand new merch will start on May 6, at the Kaotoxin Web Shopwww.shop.kaotoxin.com.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on DEEP IN HATE:

www.deepinhate.com

www.facebook.com/deepinhate

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 www.kaotoxin.com

www.facebook.com/kaotoxinrecords

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LONG LIVE DEEP IN HATE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SCION AUDIO VISUAL OFFER FREE WEEDEATER SINGLE VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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EXCLUSIVE TRACK RECORDED AS PART OF SCION’S ROCK SHOW 7-INCH SERIES

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April 22, 2014, Torrance, Calif. – Scion AV is offering a free download of a new Weedeater song titled “Hot Doughnuts Now” via Brooklyn Vegan:(http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/04/weedeater_made.html).

Weedeater, the sludgy NC-trio who Pitchfork said “oozes thick, incidental drones,” played the January installment of The Scion Rock Show in Los Angeles. Joining them for the free show were Pins of Light, who premiered the song “Lie Detector” via Punk News ( http://www.punknews.org/article/54648/media-pins-of-light-lie-detector) last week.

The Scion Rock Show, a free monthly concert series at The Satellite in Los Angeles, debuted last summer. The monthly outings offers music fans the chance to see both the next wave of bands in hard rock and metal as well as the rare opportunity to see more established artists in an intimate setting. Other participants include The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne, ASG, Fu Manchu and Indian Handcrafts. A limited edition 7-inch featuring music from past performers is available at each installment of the Scion Rock Show.

Scion Rock Fest returns to Southern California on May 17 with four stages spread across the The Glass House and Fox Theatre in Pomona. Artists appearing at the 2014 installment include Machine Head, High on Fire, Red Fang and Orchid. The event is currently sold out (a wait list is available at ScionAV.com.

An Instagram contest offering various VIP prizes including passes to the festival, autographed vinyl and a Schecter guitar is ongoing through May 9 (For full contest details, see Official Rules).

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on WEEDEATER:

Facebook: Weedeater

Website: http://www.weedmetal.com

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Website: ScionAV.com

Website: Scion.com

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LONG LIVE WEEDEATER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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