BLASTFEST Announce Final Bands Including WATAIN

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Blastfest - 2015 - February - promo festival flyer - Satyricon

The lineup announcements had to come to an end eventually and Blastfest have now revealed the final 3 bands to the main lineup. But that’s not to say what you see on the burgeoning Blastfest poster is all that’s happening. No, no, no, there will be more!

There’s already a lineup that would bring tears to the eyes of even the toughest metalhead with bands such as Demilich, Satyricon, Decapitated, Paradise Lost, At The Gates & Moonsorrow… and just last week a cruise up the Norwegian fjords with live bands was announced as part of the first days festivities. We still have to hear more… the clinics, the stand up comedy, the exhibitions, and lots more have yet to be revealed!

For now, let’s leave this here… Sweden’s Uppsala upstarts, the black metal powerhouse, the entity of its own who released possibly their best work to date just last year with ‘The Hunt’, yes, the mighty Watain have been announced as another Blastfest 2015 headliner. The festival has also welcomed Austria’s sickest death metal export Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench and Bergens blackened deaththrash horde Grimfist.

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Are you sworn to the black? Well, then you’ll be happy to hear that the final Blastfest headliner for the sophomore edition of the festival will be none other than the Swedish legions of the black light, Watain! Prepare yourself for fire, brimstone, and the real deal; carcasses, blood, foul stench and hatred in abundance. Lawless darkness commence!

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Schrinec Does Pungent Stench

Blastfest bring you a nice little platter of splatter! Schrinec Does Pungent Stench! They will be playing the twisted material from the Austrian cult band’s first three albums. Basically there’s going to be some proper old school death metal coming your way.

Grimfist - classic band logo - B&W - 2014


Norwegian Grimfist released two highly-acclaimed albums around the turn of the century, and seemed to disappear into obscurity not long after. But lately, they’ve been at it again, flying high the banner of brutality! At Blastfest 2015 they will be doing their first show in eight years with an as-of-yet still undisclosed new lineup. You’re probably in for yet another all-star Norwegian ensemble!


Alfahanne | Aspherium | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Blood Red Throne | Bolzer | Bömbers | Borknagar | Byfrost | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Dark Tranquility | Dead To This World | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Falloch | Finntroll | Gehenna | Grimfist | Hecate Enthroned | Impaled Nazarene | Kall | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Naer Mataron | Orange Goblin | Paradise Lost | Primordial | Purple Hill Witch | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Satan | Saturnus | Satyricon | Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Watain | Winterfylleth | Wyruz


Check out the Official Blastfest Spotify Playlist:

Blastfest will be held 18-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway. 

4 Days | 4 Venues | 60 Bands | Exhibitions | Clinics | Stand Up Comedy | Tattoo Convention | Theme DJ’s 

Tickets on sale now:

Blastfest - Norway - Feb - 2015 - small festival flyer promo


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On This Day In METAL History – October 28th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music reviews, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Alice Cooper - The Muppets - 1978 Episode - promo pic - #1978AC

Photo Credit: Jim Henson Productions, Inc.

On October 28th, 1978 – The legendary Alice Cooper made a guest appearance on The Muppet Show. Alice Cooper performed the classics: Welcome to my Nightmare, You and Me and School’s Out.

Queen - Jazz - promo album cover pic - #100FM

On this day in 1978 – The mighty Queen kicked off a tour in support of their seventh studio album Jazz, at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Jazz was released back in November of 1978.

KISS meets the phantom of the park - promo movie flyer pic - 1978 - #33PC

On this day in KISSTORY – October 28th, 1978 – KISS Meets The Phantom of the Park airs as the NBC Movie Of The Week.

Aerosmith - Love In An Elevator - single cover sleeve promo - 1989 - #1ST

On October 28th, 1989Aerosmith hits and peaks at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, with their hit Love In An Elevator. This cool song is featured on Aerosmith’s tenth studio album Pump, released in September of 1989.

Motley Crue - Dr Feelgood - promo cover pic - #1980S

On this day in 1989Mötley Crüe hits and peaks at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, with their single Dr. Feelgood. This memorable song is the title track featured on the Dr. Feelgood studio album, released in September of 1989.

KISS - Carnival Of Souls - promo album pic - 1997 - #17ES

On this day in KISSTORY – October 28, 1997 – KISS released their 17th studio album, Carnival of Souls.

Temple Of The Dog - promo album cover pic - #44CC

On October 28th, 2003 – At a Pearl Jam concert in Santa Barbara, California, vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden joined the band onstage for an unexpected reunion of the supergroup Temple of the DogHunger Strike and Reach Down were the two songs performed from the 1991 Temple Of The Dog studio album.

KISS - Love Gun - Deluxe - promo cover pic - 2014 - #100GS

On this day in KISSTORY – October 28th, 2014 – KISS Love Gun (Deluxe Edition) is released. It is the original album/newly remastered; plus 11 rare and unreleased demos and live tracks. Metal be thy name!


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




Horrified – Announce Release Of Debut “Descent Into Putridity”

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Horrified - Descent Into Putridity - promo cover pic

Stream the full album at Nefarious Realm

The age of putridity has finally arrived. UK old school death metal lads Horrified have released their début full-length Descent Into Putridity via cult Spanish label Memento Mori Records. Within this record are seven encrusted tracks of filthy Death Metal, just as the forefathers of the genre intended. Channeling the spirit of Pestilence, Autopsy and Dismember, the band unload a barrage of riffs and thundering drums, topped by Dan Alderson’s gruff bark to honor the legacy of Martin Van Drunen (Asphyx, Hail Of Bullets) and Lars-Göran Petrov (Entombed).

Stream the album at Nefarious Realm here:

Digital copies can be obtained from their Bandcamp page, while physical copies are available from Memento Mori’s website.


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(Source: Dewar PR)





On This Day In METAL History – October 27th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality album logo pic!

On October 27th, 1970 – The legendary Black Sabbath began their first tour of North America at Glassboro State College in Glassboro, New Jersey. During this historic tour, Black Sabbath would share the stage with the likes of Alice Cooper, The James Gang, Three Dog Night, Jethro Tull, The Small Faces, Badfinger, and Mungo Jerry.

Motorhead - Bomber - promo cover pic - 180 gram vinyl

On this day in 1979Motörhead releases their third studio album: Bomber. Along with the title track, this Motörhead album also features the classic tracks: Stone Dead Forever and Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Def Leppard - Hysteria - promo album cover pic - #33BB

On October 27th, 1988Def Leppard performed their final concert in support of their studio album Hysteria. This concert took place at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA. Sadly, this concert was also their final performance with original guitarist Steve Clark who passed away in 1991 at the very young age of 30.

Slaughter - Fly To The Angels - promo CD single pic - #2010MS

Above: Slaughter Fly To The Angels CD single front cover.

Slaughter - Fly To The Angels - promo cover pic - 7 inch single - #2000MS

Above: Slaughter Fly To The Angels 7″ front cover sleeve

On this day in 1990Slaughter hits #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with Fly to the Angels. This up-tempo power ballad is featured on Slaughter’s 1990 studio album, Stick It To Ya, released via Chrysalis Records. Stick It To Ya has been certified double Platinum by the RIAA.

ACDC - The Razors Edge - promo album cover pic - #900MY

On October 27th, 1990AC/DC peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with The Razors Edge.  This marked the eleventh studio album released internationally for AC/DC and the twelfth studio album released in Australia. The Razors Edge features the hits Thunderstruck and Moneytalks, going on to sell five million (plus) copies in the United States alone.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

K.K. Downing - Judas Priest - MegaMetal trading card - promo pic - #44KKD


Born on October 27th, 1951, in West Bromwich, England was K.K. Downing. Happy birthday, K.K.! Whoa yeah!! K.K. Downing was a co-founding member, guitarist and songwriter for the legendary Judas Priest.

K.K. Downing officially left Judas Priest, in April of 2011. Above photo is the 1991 Mega Metal K.K. Downing trading card, part of a 150 card set, released by Impel. Long live K.K. Downing!


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




METAL – Yes, METAL Takes Over Top 3 Spots On Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart And Then Some!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey




Revocation - Sanctuary - Lugal Ki En - Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart - November 1 - 2014

The Melvins - Hold It On - Billboard Heatseekers Chart - November 1 - 2014

Take a look for yourself above, at the TOP 3 Albums on this week’s Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart! WHOA! Metal be thy name! ALL METAL. Great METAL at that. The above chart is for the week ending November 1st, 2014.

With Revocation, Sanctuary and Rings Of Saturn taking over the top 3 spots, respectively and The Melvins at #5, the METAL message is clear: METAL WILL NEVER SURRENDER!! HAIL METAL!! 

How Billboard defines their Heatseekers Albums Chart:

The week’s top-selling albums by new or developing acts, defined as those who have never appeared on the top 100 of the Billboard 200 or the top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Country Albums, Latin Albums, Christian Albums or Gospel Albums. Titles are ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

* For a look at the complete Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, click below:


* For more info on the bands:



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On This Day In METAL History – October 26th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride - 45 single - promo pic - #1968S - yellow

On October 26th, 1968Steppenwolf hits #3 in the U.S. with their hit Magic Carpet Ride. This classic song is featured on the second studio album from Steppenwolf: The Second. How’s that for a play on words? Read it all again if you didn’t get it. Whoa!

Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds - promo single cover sleeve - #69EP

On this day in 1969Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley was a hit, everywhere. Yup.

FOREIGNER "Head Games" large promo album pic

On October 26th, 1979Foreigner hits #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with Dirty White Boy. This Hard Rock classic is featured on Foreigner’s fabulous third studio album: Head Games.

Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure - promo single sleeve cover - #QDB15

On this day in 1981Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie was released as a single. This eventual classic song would later peak at #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Extreme - Hole Hearted - promo single sleeve cover pic - #1991E

On October 26th, 1991Extreme hits #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with Hole Hearted. This mid-tempo acoustical song is featured on Extreme’s second studio album from 1990: Extreme II: Pornograffitti. This Extreme album is also certified double-platinum in the U.S., by the RIAA.

RUSH - 2112 - promo cover pic!

On this day in 20062112 by RUSH was named a MasterWork in Canadian sound recording, by The Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada. This historic ceremony took place at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Canada. This prestigious honor ensured that 2112 would be preserved for future generations. 2112 was released back in 1976 and is the fourth studio album from RUSH.

Aerosmith - Back On The Road Tour - promo band pic - band logo - 2011

On October 26th, 2011 – The mighty Aerosmith performed at the Personal Rock Festival in Asunción, Paraguay, at Jockey Club Paraguayo. This concert was part of Aerosmith’s 2011 Back On The Road Tour.

Sleep Tight - promo movie poster - #2012OCT26

On this day in 2012 – The Spanish Horror film, Sleep Tight, was released in the United States. This fright flick was directed by Jaume Balagueró.

Silent Hill Revelation 3D - promo movie poster pic - 2012

On October 26th, 2012 – The Horror film, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, was released in theaters. This scary flick was written and directed by Michael J. Bassett.

King Diamond - North American Tour - 2014 - promo banner

On this day in 2014 – The legendary King Diamond is performing tonight at The Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah. Metal be thy name!


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




MISFITS And OSAKA POPSTAR – New York City In-Store Signing On October 27th!

Posted in horror punk, Music, music news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Osaka Popstar - October 27 - 2014 - NYC instore signing - promo flyer

Misfits Records celebrates the release of the new Expanded Edition of “Project 1950″ with the Misfits (Jerry Only, Dez Cadena & Eric “Chupacabra” Arce, and guest John Cafiero of Osaka Popstar at Forbidden Planet NYC!

The (previously out of print) “Project 1950″ CD returns in an Expanded Edition featuring newly recorded bonus tracks, expanded packaging art, liner notes plus FREE poster inside! Pick up a signed copy at Forbidden Planet NYC (832 Broadway) on Monday Oct 27th from 7 to 9pm and look for other surprises to be available at the event.

Misfits - Project 1950 - expanded edition - CD cover promo

Don’t live in the area or can’t make it in person? PRE-ORDER signed CDs and more from Forbidden Planet online NOW.

Click Here for pre-order availability through Forbidden Planet online!


(Source: Misfits Records)

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