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SNAKES And METAL = Some Very Intense And Memorable Album Covers!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Whitesnake - Lovehunter - promo cover pic - #77077

Snakes And Metal - What makes snakes so attractive to Metal? It must be the biblical reference/story of Satan taking the form of a serpent in the Garden Of Eden. No? Maybe it’s the snake being profiled throughout history as simply… evil? No? What about many, many snakes being downright intimidating and venomous? Yes? Regardless the reasoning, snakes are undoubtedly badass; and Metal is badass.

I chose to pick some of my favorite Metal album covers that depict, in various grand forms, the almighty, evil and often times misunderstood snake. I surely hope y’all like the album covers I’ve chosen. For certain, there are probably one million other album covers out there with a snake or two on them, I just cannot list them all! However, feel free to share which snake themed album cover you dig and which did not show up here, via comment.

Whitesnake - classic logo!

The Whitesnake Lovehunter album cover (at top of post) is my all-time favorite snake themed album cover. No, no, no… it’s not because of the gal’s naked butt either; although I’ve never complained about it. I first fell in love with this album cover as a graphic design student, many light years ago, back in college. I absolutely cherish the artwork of Lovehunter and countless other works of world-renowned painter/illustrator Chris Achilleos.

WARNING: If you suffer from Ophidiophobia or ophiophobia, which is the abnormal fear of snakes, feel free to leave and visit an ABBA or U2 website.

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SATYRICON – VOLCANO

Released back in 2002, this fifth album from the powerful Satyricon depicts a snake that looks 100% evil. Pure evil. A perfect Satyricon album cover! It’s as if this snake will leap from the cover and bite my face off. I love that! Plus, I love this album and band.

Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill - promo cover pic - #660805

PANTERA – THE GREAT SOUTHERN TRENDKILL

Released back in 1996, The Great Southern Trendkill is another album I infinitely love. PANTERA is personified to perfection with this snake, cause it looks extremely pissed-off and ready to strike! This snake doesn’t seem like it wants to f*$K around; it looks like it wants to kill and eat anything in its path. Neat.

Fight Or Flight - A Life By Design? - promo cover pic - #22892

FIGHT OR FLIGHT – A LIFE BY DESIGN?

Released in 2013, A Life By Design by the Metal/Hard Rock supergroup Fight Or Flight is a tremendous album! I wish I had room to put it on my best of list, from last year. The album cover depicts a creepy, creepy snake that has syringes for fangs! Ouch!! Plus, that melancholy driven corn field as a back-drop, only worsens the nightmare for me. Excellent!

Alice Cooper "Constrictor" X-Large Album Pic!!

ALICE COOPER – CONSTRICTOR

Compare this snake on Alice Cooper’s Constrictor cover and it doesn’t look to be as mean-spirited as the others on this list. However, this snake is wrapping itself around Alice Cooper’s neck and face rather well. A very commercial Alice Cooper album from 1986, I do enjoy listening to it for its over-the-top mid-80’s MTV and Arena charm.

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ESCAPE THE FATE – THIS WAR IS OURS

This sophomore album from Escape The Fate I don’t own. I do own their last two releases. With that out-of-the-way, This War Is Ours, from 2008, has snakes bookending their band logo in a subtle, yet very cool way. Sometimes, less snake is more. The overall artwork is solid as hell too.

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That concludes this Snakes and Metal list! Thanks for taking part! Perhaps y’all dug it? If not, please feel free to pull out your Barbara Streisand CD’s and crank ‘em up to the point of constipation. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE SNAKES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, DIMEBAG DARRELL.

Stone.

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ESCAPE THE FATE – The Dead Masquerade 2011 North American Tour Dates!

Posted in alternative metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, metalcore, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

ESCAPE THE FATE – In support of their critically acclaimed, chart smashing and self-titled, third studio album, Escape The Fate will be headlining The Dead Masquerade – 2011 North American Tour. Along with supporting bands: Alesana, Motionless In White, Get Scared and Drive A, this tour kick starts on January 20, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona. Two concert dates are scheduled for January 14th and 16th, in Islington, Great Britain. Check out the full tour date schedule below for your nearest city and venue!

* Escape The Fate was released on November 2, 2010, on DGC Records/Epitaph.

* Escape The Fate was produced by Don Gilmore, (Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine).

* The red cover is the deluxe edition of Escape The Fate, (pictured above), while the black cover is the regular version of Escape The Fate, (pictured below tour dates).

* For those who may not know, Escape The Fate is an American band, that has been labeled as Alternative Metal, Metalcore and Post-Hardcore… to name a few. I prefer to call ‘em a damn good Heavy band, their new album is just that – Heavy. Yes, this new Escape The Fate album does have solid Metal moments too, Stone can never tell a Metal lie. Zombie Dance has some heavy grooves goin’ on and is a choice cut of mine from this new album. These young dudes of Escape The Fate have put it all together for this new release, making the future of Heavy Music look all the more potent and alive for us all.

ESCAPE THE FATE:

Craig Mabbitt – vocals

Monte Money – guitar, backing vocals & keys

Max Green – bass

Robert Ortiz – drums

* Two Concert Dates In Islington, Great Britain:

1/14/11 – Islington, GBR @ 02 Academy Islington

1/16/11 – Islington, GBR @ 02 Academy Islington

The Dead Masquerade 2011 North American Tour Dates:

1/20/11 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater

1/21/11 –  Tempe/Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

1/22/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre

1/24/11 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall

1/25/11 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

1/26/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

1/28/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park

1/29/11 – Orlando, FL @ Club Firestone

1/30/11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

2/01/11 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend

2/02/11 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

2/03/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live

2/04/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

2/05/11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

2/08/11 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

2/09/11 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe

2/11/11 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre

2/12/11 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium

2/13/11 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Club Soda

2/14/11 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

2/16/11 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

2/17/11 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

2/18/11 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room

2/19/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave

2/20/11 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre

2/21/11 – East Saint Louis, IL @ Pop’s

2/23/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

2/25/11 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

2/26/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

2/27/11 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

3/01/11 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

3/02/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

3/03/11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market

3/05/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Grand Regency Ballroom

3/06/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades

3/08/11 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory Concert House

3/09/11 – Fresno, CA @ Crest Theatre (Fresno)

3/11/11 – Anaheim, CA @ Grove Of Anaheim

3/12/11 – San Diego, CA @ Soma

(Source for tour dates: Escape The Fate Official Website)

Track Listing For Escape The Fate:

Choose Your Fate

Massacre

Issues

Zombie Dance

Gorgeous Nightmare

City Of Sin

Day Of Wreckoning

Lost In Darkness

Prepare Your Weapon

World Around Me

The Aftermath (G3)

* Bonus Tracks on Deluxe Edition:

Liars And Monsters

The Final Blow

Issues (Ruxpin Remix)

* For more info on ESCAPE THE FATE, just click on the links below:

ESCAPE THE FATE – Official Website

ESCAPE THE FATE – myspace music

LONG LIVE ESCAPE THE FATE.

Stone.

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