Archive for heavy metal albums 2012

DORO – May & June LIVE Dates = Open-Air Season!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the facebook page of DORO:

The next run of DORO shows are almost here! Open-Air season rocks!

05.30.13 GER Tann – Röhnhalle

05.31.13 GER Bochum – ZecheBochum

06.02.13 BUL Kavarna – Kavarna Rock

06.05.13 GER Augsburg – Spectrum Club Augsburg

06.07.13 SWE Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival

06.20.13 GER St. Goarshausen (Lorelei) – Metalfest Open Airs

06.21.13 ITA Natz – Alpen Flair Alpen Flair Südtirol

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For more info on DORO, click on the links below! Whoa!

facebook: DORO

http://www.doro.de/

http://www.twitter.com/DoroOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/DoroOfficial

Doro and Stone - Feb. 9 - 2013

LONG LIVE DORO.

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN OF HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

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DORO – April Tour Dates In Support Of “Raise Your Fist”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Wanna know where DORO is in April? Take a look below at the gig schedule and you’ll see! Metal be thy name!

As reported on the facebook page of DORO:

The next leg of the ‘Raise Your Fist’ Tour is fast approaching! Returning to Ukraine, Russia & Scandinavia! Then we set sail aboard the WOA Full Metal Cruise!!! Hope to see you soon:-)

DORO – April Tour Dates:

04.15.13 UKR Kiev – Bingo

04.17.13 RUS Moscow – Arena Moscow

04.18.13 RUS Krasnodar – Arena

04.19.13 RUS Rostov – Dom Ofitserov

04.21.13 RUS Sankt Petersburg – Zal Ozhidaniya

04.23.13 FIN Helsinki – Nosturi

04.25.13 SWE Stockholm – Klubben

04.26.13 NOR Oslo – John Dee

04.27.13 NOR Grimstad – Blue Box

04.28.13 SWE Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers

04.30.13 DEN Copenhagen – Amager Bio

05.05-12.13 GER Hamburg – Full Metal Cruise

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Wanna read about how I met Doro Pesch after her live show in Columbus, Ohio? Then click on that cool link below! Whoa!

DORO – Meeting Doro Pesch Was My Metal Dream Come True: Columbus Ohio, Ace Of Cups, February 9th, 2013

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on February 15, 2013.

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For more info on DORO, click on the links below!

facebook: DORO

http://www.doro.de/

http://www.twitter.com/DoroOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/DoroOfficial

www.nuclearblastusa.com

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LONG LIVE DORO, THE QUEEN OF HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

DORO To Kick Off North American Tour; Trailer Posted!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Legendary Metal maven DORO PESCH has kicked off her long-awaited North American tour tonight in Tampa, Florida following an explosive performance at this year’s edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. DORO will be touring in support of her Raise Your Fist full-length, released worldwide via Nuclear Blast late last year.

Featuring guest appearances by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister  and Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G, with artwork by British artist and longtime DORO collaborator Geoffrey GillespieRaise Your Fist debuted at #65 on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart upon its first week of release and was commended by Outburn in an 8/10 rating for delivering “50 minutes of expertly crafted Teutonic metal.”

Advance ticket links are available on DORO’s Official Facebook Page and check out some words about the tour from the Metal Queen herself HERE.

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DORO North American Headlining Tour 2013:

2/01/2013 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
2/02/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/03/2013 Empire – West Springfield, VA
2/04/2013 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York, NY
2/05/2013 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
2/07/2013 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
2/08/2013 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
2/09/2013 Ace Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
2/10/2013 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
2/12/2013 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
2/13/2013 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
2/14/2013 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
2/15/2013 Spicoli’s Grill And The Reverb – Waterloo, IA
2/17/2013 Moe’s – Englewood, CO
2/19/2013 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/20/2013 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2/21/2013 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
2/22/2013 House Of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
2/23/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on DORO, click on the links below!

http://www.doro.de/

http://www.facebook.com/DoroOfficial

http://www.twitter.com/DoroOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/DoroOfficial

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LONG LIVE DORO.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey – Stone Picks His Top 30 METAL Albums Of 2012!

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , on December 25, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal Odyssey – Stone Picks His Top 30 METAL Albums Of 2012

2012 was a GRAND year for METAL. Each day that I live and breathe, it’s a GRAND day for METAL. Here are the TOP 30 METAL ALBUMS that made my 2012 METAL year complete. Okay, there’s really 32 METAL albums on this list, cause there’s 2 ties. Oh darn. It’s like the legendary Lenny Wolf of Kingdom Come would say: It is what it isMy personal METAL Crème de la crème of 2012 is below and let those METAL bells toll.

These are the METAL albums released during 2012 that I turned to most often and highly recommend to ALL. Each album below bestows the METAL qualities my METAL senses and soul yearns for. I want to thank each and every band below for existing and creating these albums. METAL BE THY NAME.

Links you’ll find on this list will take you to the reviews and/or other features I wrote, in regards to that respective album. Thank you for your supporting METAL and Metal Odyssey!

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#30

PHARAOH – BURY THE LIGHT

Pennsylvania has its share of terrific METAL bands and PHARAOH is one of them. This is a band and album that exclaims quality from every angle.

PHARAOH – ‘Bury The Light’ – Weaves Both Melodic and Epic Metal, While Keeping It Heavy

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#29

AVATAR – BLACK WALTZ

AVATAR are from Sweden and they are a BIG reason why the future of METAL looks to be so grand.

AVATAR ‘Black Waltz’ Is Dark, Extreme, Modern and Groove Laden… Metal Bliss

AVATAR “Torn Apart” (Official Video) – Mandatory Metal From Sweden!

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#28

ZOMBIEFICATION – REAPER’S CONSECRATION

Old School, gut wrenching and blood soaked Death Metal is alive and well with Zombiefication.

ZOMBIEFICATION “Reaper’s Consecration” – An Ominous and Brutal Death Metal EP

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#27 

GRAVEYARD – THE ALTAR OF SCULPTED SKULLS

Once again, Old School, blood splattered and scary as shit Death Metal is alive and well… and GRAVEYARD will kick your ass if you disagree. METAL be thy name.

GRAVEYARD ‘The Altar Of Sculpted Skulls’ – Death Metal That’s Built To Kick Your Ass

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#26

CANNIBAL CORPSE – TORTURE

Death Metal would not be the same without CANNIBAL CORPSE being around touring and making new records. F’n brutal and skull crushing is TORTURE. Whoa.

CANNIBAL CORPSE “TORTURE” – A Death Metal and Headbanging Must For The Metal Masses

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#25

DRAGONFORCE – THE POWER WITHIN

With new lead vocalist, Marc Hudson, DRAGONFORCE has transformed themselves into an even more powerful band. I tremendously applaud the vocals of Marc Hudson; becoming a fan (and not just a casual listener) of this band due to THE POWER WITHIN. Fabulous songs and POWER throughout!

DRAGONFORCE “The Power Within” – Rises To New Melodic Power Metal Heights; Features New Vocalist Marc Hudson

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#24

COHEED AND CAMBRIA – THE AFTEMAN: ASCENSION

My favorite Progressive Metal album of 2012. Metal Odyssey promoted COHEED AND CAMBRIA at each and every step, leading up to this album’s release. The Afterman: Ascension lived up to its positive pre-release billing to my ears… and then some.

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#23

FEAR FACTORY – THE INDUSTRIALIST

Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares are Industrial Metal icons. ‘Nuff said. Okay, this album is a thunder slap of Industrial Metal on my brain.

FEAR FACTORY – Let’s Ponder The Concept Of ‘The Industrialist’

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#22

ADRENALINE MOB – OMERTA

This supergroup led by the legendary Mike Portnoy is THE REAL METAL DEAL. Wouldn’t be surprised to see this album #1 on other end-of-year lists throughout the METAL community.

ADRENALINE MOB “Omertà” – 5 Quick Reasons To Buy This Album

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#21

SAINT VITUS - LILLIE: F-65 

SAINT VITUS IS BACK! This album is already a DOOM METAL classic in my METAL world.

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#20

MUNICIPAL WASTE – THE FATAL FEAST

Thrash Metal is FUN again! Oops, did I just say that? Yes I did and MUNICIPAL WASTE can Thrash with the best of ‘em. I wish this band was around in 1984… their classic Thrash sound sure makes me think they were.

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#19

OVERKILL – THE ELECTRIC AGE

OVERKILL. F’N. RULES. The most consistent Thrash Metal band that ever lived continued their legendary consistency and superiority in 2012 with THE ELECTRIC AGE.

OVERKILL ‘The Electric Age’ – Once Again, A Reminder Of Thrash Metal Supremacy

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#18

BEAK – EYRIE

BEAK ‘EYRIE’ – An Extreme, Modern and Uncompromising Post-Metal Album Debut

JASON GOLDBERG of BEAK – A Metal Odyssey Interview!

If one of them “world-known” and/or popular METAL labels has any eye on the METAL future, they will sign BEAK today and be thankful Stone told ‘em so. Metal be thy name.

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#17

NIGHTQUEEN – FOR QUEEN AND METAL

Founding member & guitarist Rex Zeco has one hell-of-a-band with NIGHTQUEEN. Symphonic/Power Metal is elevated to psyche-you-out heights with FOR QUEEN AND METALKeely Larreina on vocals is nothing short of fabulous.

NIGHTQUEEN ‘For Queen And Metal’ – An Indelible Debut Album Of Heavy Metal

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#16 (Tie)

BAD BRAINS – INTO THE FUTURE

The Hardcore Punk meets Reggae meets Rock meets METAL sound of the iconic BAD BRAINS cannot be duplicated. Ever since I bought INTO THE FUTURE, I have been a student of this band once again. I can’t put my finger on it, yet this new BAD BRAINS album carries me off into a who-gives-a-f**ck state of mind; helping me to cope with all the unnecessary bad shit happening in the world today.

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#16 (Tie)

BLACK TORA - RAISE YOUR FISTS 

This 5 song EP from BLACK TORA is an ultra-potent dosage of old school Heavy Metal that screams relevance simultaneously. From Mcallen, Texas, Chris Daniel (vocals & bass), RazorDave (guitar) and Nicky X (drums) have made a lasting METAL impression on me. ALL 5 songs kick some serious Heavy Rockin’ ass and I’m psyched-out to tell you just that.

BLACK TORA “Never Enough” – Official Music Video Is All About: Psych-You-Out Of Your Brains Heavy Rock!

BLACK TORA ‘RAISE YOUR FISTS’ EP – Available NOW on iTunes!

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#15

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – S/T

One of the greatest bands ever to incorporate Rock ‘N Roll, Punk, Heavy Metal, Stoner, Sludge and… well, the genres are endless with C.O.C. and at the end of the day this band is atop the METAL food chain looking down at the countless bands they’ve influenced. BUY THIS ALBUM!!

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – ‘Corrosion Of Conformity’ – Get Ready Cause This Heady Album Transports The Very Heavy, Very Steady

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#14

TESTAMENT - DARK ROOTS OF EARTH

Seeing this band live in 2012 was one of the greatest moments in my METAL life. DARK ROOTS OF EARTH may very well be the BEST Thrash Metal album of 2012.

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#13

LAMB OF GOD – RESOLUTION

The METAL musicianship of LAMB OF GOD takes a back seat to no METAL band in the land. There, I said it. Long live Randy Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler. RESOLUTION is that CD that I carry around with me… just to make sure it’s safe and sound.

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#12 (Tie)

IRON SAVIOR – THE LANDING

I love this album so much it makes me cry. Really. I’m not kidding around.

IRON SAVIOR ‘The Landing’ – German Power Metal Force Returns, In A Mammoth Way!

Reverence - When Darkness Calls - promo cover pic!

#12 (Tie)

REVERENCE – WHEN DARKNESS CALLS

From KID ROCK’s hometown comes the Power Metal (Supergroup) famously known as REVERENCE. If Classic Metal, American-made Power Metal or any METAL is your addiction, then REVERENCE is REQUIRED METAL ear candy! These seasoned Metallions kick METAL ass. Period.

REVERENCE – Too Late (Official Video) Is Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

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#11

DOWN – PURPLE EP

Philip Anselmo on vocals, Jimmy Bower on drums, Pat Bruders on bass, Pepper Keenan on guitar and Kirk Windstein on guitar = DOWN. If you don’t do DOWN… you aren’t METAL.

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#10

69 CHAMBERS – TORQUE

69 Chambers has so much upside as a band that it’s downright scary. Musical talent personified. From Rock to METAL, 69 Chambers can play it all and I’ll be doing headstands over Torque for many years to come!

69 CHAMBERS “The Peep Hole” – Official Music Video: Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

69 CHAMBERS “Cause And Effect” Featuring Chrigel Glanzmann – Official Music Video Is Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

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#9

DORO – RAISE YOUR FIST

HAIL DORO, THE HEAVY METAL QUEEN! This DORO album is so terrific, it underscores why DORO is synonymous with: Heavy Metal Legends.

DORO “Raise Your Fist” – Heavy Metal Queen’s New Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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#8

THE WRETCHED END - INROADS

When the super-legendary Samoth makes a new record with his band… Stone listens. This very, very heavy album is very dark and very, very, very good. A top ten METAL album in any METAL year on record, for me.

THE WRETCHED END “INROADS” – This Dark & Extreme Metal Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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#7

3 INCHES OF BLOOD – LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL

3 INCHES OF BLOOD gets it. This is an album that is Classic METAL from front-to-back and side-to-side. LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL is Classic METAL whoop-ass that I crave.

3 Inches Of Blood “Long Live Heavy Metal” – This Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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#6

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION – PEACEMAKER

Red Dirt Metal. Best get to know what that is. Best way to find out is BUY this THC album known as PEACEMAKER. This album is not recommended by Stone… it’s HIGHLY F’N RECOMMENDED by Stone.

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION ‘PEACEMAKER’ – A Paramount Hard & Heavy Rock Album; One You Should Be Required To Own

BIG DAD RITCH of TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION – An Exclusive Interview With The Champion Of Red Dirt Metal

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#5

SIX FEET UNDER - UNDEAD

UNDEAD is the BEST Death Metal album released in 2012. Chris Barnes and his band should take a METAL bow for this one. Unless you lose your hearing from playing this album super F’n LOUD, UNDEAD is as close to Death Metal perfection as you’re gonna hear.

SIX FEET UNDER “UNDEAD” – A Merciless Sonic Experience Of Death Metal

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#4

ORANGE GOBLIN – A EULOGY FOR THE DAMNED

This album is mandatory METAL. ORANGE GOBLIN has created an album here that is the METAL icing on their catalog of GREAT METAL.

ORANGE GOBLIN – ‘A Eulogy For The Damned’: This Album Is Mandatory Metal, My Metal Brethren

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#3

SOULFLY – ENSLAVED

SOULFLY is easily one of the finest METAL bands that ever existed. If you’ve never listened to SOULFLY, start with ENSLAVED and work your way backwards through their exemplary METAL catalog. METAL diversity is what makes SOULFLY so damn powerful and ENSLAVED is an instant METAL classic for me.

SOULFLY ‘ENSLAVED’ – Soulfly Has Raised Their Own Bar Of Metal Excellence

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#2 

PRIMAL FEAR – UNBREAKABLE

PRIMAL FEAR has psyched me out of my METAL brains more times than I can count. PRIMAL FEAR has done it again with UNBREAKABLE. This album is so pumped-up with ultra-powerful METAL sound, feel and vibes that it’s not only “unbreakable”… it’s F’n unstoppable! Metal be thy name!

PRIMAL FEAR ‘Unbreakable’ – The Time Is NOW To Join The METAL NATION

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#1

ANGEL WITCH – AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

Kevin Heybourne (guitar, vocals & founding member) has resurrected ANGEL WITCH back to True METAL prominence. This once NWOBHM pioneering band has reminded their faithful that METAL history can repeat itself with As Above, So Below. The atmosphere and raw, classic METAL (era) vibes that are projected from this album are jaw-dropping to an old school Metalhead like myself.

As Above, So Below has put me into a retrospective METAL la-la dream world. To say that this album is perfect in so many ways is not over-stretching any truths on my METAL part. The mood that this album puts me in is difficult to explain; it’s as if I’m once again introduced to what METAL was and is supposed to sound like. I suppose that’s cause to label the affects this ANGEL WITCH album has had on me as… priceless.

METAL BE THY NAME.

ANGEL WITCH “As Above, So Below” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL UNITES US ALL.

Stone.

ASHER MEDIA RELATIONS Offers FREE Holiday Sampler ‘Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 2′

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Asher Media Relations - Happy Holidays - 2012

Another year down and another one to follow, Asher Media Relations, the PR company behind some of Canada’s best up and coming Metal talents is proud to offer a holiday sampler to fans near and far to head bang their season greetings.

Featuring nineteen tracks of AMR’s 2012 roster, the sampler showcases Metal genres ranging from Brutal Death, Thrash, Power, Prog to Folk, and a taste of some Heavy Rock.

To get your FREE DOWNLOAD, please visit the following link here. (http://ashermedia.bandcamp.com/album/happy-metal-annihilation-vol-2)

Happy Metal Annihilation! Vol. 2 – Track Listing:

01. Titans Eve – Destined To Die 03:08

02. Adrenechrome – Titans Fall 03:18

03. Chariots of The Gods – Tides of War 03:20

04. Auroch – From Forgotten Worlds 04:35

05. Tribune – The Succubus 03:14

06. Mortor – Under The Flag 03:00

07. Psychostick – Jolly Old Sadist 03:24

08. Dark Century – Kill The Crowd 03:55

09. XUL – Mastication of Putrescent Empyrean Remains 05:14

10. Odium – No Way Out 04:18

11. Vesperia – Pints Held High 04:21

12. Scythia – Sailor’s Accolade 03:19

13. Edge of Attack – Forever 03:46

14. All Else Fails – This Burden of Life 05:13

15. The Rabid Whole – Future 03:56

16. Arcane Saints – Never Say Die 04:07

17. Project Mars – Hey! 03:07

18. New Jacobin Club – My Smile 02:36

19. The In & Outs – Sleepy Sheep 03:35

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Stone Says: Happy Holidays back at Asher Media Relations! Thank you for the very cool free Holiday Sampler of METAL (bands) that you guys represent, for the fans worldwide! Asher Media Relations… ROCKS! Metal be thy name!

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LONG LIVE ASHER MEDIA RELATIONS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, MERRY CHRISTMAS, FELIZ NAVIDAD AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Stone.

DREAMER – Release Their Debut Album “Turn It Up” > Available On iTunes And Bandcamp Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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New York, NY – Rhode Island-based rockers DREAMER are thrilled to announce the release of their debut album,Turn It Up. Turn It Up  features ten tracks filled with razor-sharp hooks, radio friendly melodies and a heavy metal wallop that can satisfy the most demanding headbanger.

Inspired by bands ranging from the classic hard rock bands (Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Queen) to modern hardcore and metal (Black Label Society, Pantera, Senses Fail), Dreamer captures the sound of classic metal and infuses it with a style and sound all their own.

Renowned for their high energy live shows at venues across New England, the band has opened for bands such as All That Remains, Burn Halo, Candlebox, Firewind, Hawthorne Heights, Hollywood Undead, Lynch Mob, Saliva and Saving Abel. Dreamer are booking shows to support their album and are on a mission to deliver Turn It Up to audiences and radio stations across the U.S.A.

Dreamer began in the fall of 2010 when both the founding members of Last One Standing, Christian and Nathan Shields decided that a major change was needed to their music project. The brothers began writing music and producing a sound that was heavier than their previous songs.

The tracks on Turn It Up include the first song on the album “Way It Feels,” a hard rock anthem to a 350 Chevy ; “Sex Rocks,” a tune about looking for girls and taking them home; the inspirational hard rock ballad, “Live For Today,” and Dreamer’s anthem, “Turn It Up.”

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Stone Says: I highly recommend you check out (and buy) Turn It Up… and support the Hard & Heavy hittin’ thunder that is Dreamer. Metal be thy name.

Listen to the music: http://www.dreamertheband.com

Purchase Turn It Up: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/turn-it-up/id494693259

Bandcamp.com: http://dreamertheband.bandcamp.com/album/turn-it-up

Dreamer is: Christian Shields – Lead Vocals/Guitar, Nathan Shields – Drums/Vocals, Jake Bizarre – Lead Guitar/Vocals and Nathan Andreadi – Bass/Vocals.

All lyrics and music written by Christian Shields and Nathan Shields. Turn It Up was produced by Anthony Santo at Westfall Recording and co-produced by Michael Gaudiello and Dreamer.

Dreamer online:

www.reverbnation.com/dreamerRI

www.facebook.com/Dreamertheband

www.youtube.com/dreamertheband

Twitter: www.twitter.com/dreamertheband

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DREAMER KICKS ROCKIN’ ASS.

LONG LIVE DREAMER.

Stone.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – “MEGALODON” > FREE EP DOWNLOAD FROM SCION AUDIO VISUAL!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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SCION A/V PRESENTS: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – MEGALODON

Raleigh, NC Metal rockers Corrosion of Conformity have unleashed seven studio albums since forming in 1982. Three decades later, their latest offering Megalodon is thrashing airwaves harder than ever before. Upon listening, you will understand why this band named their EP after a 60 ft prehistoric predator shark—Megalodon goes for the jugular from the first crunchy power chord and never lets go. Listen on, music warriors.

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Stone Says:

GET YOUR FREE EP DOWNLOAD BY CLICKING THAT COOL LINK BELOW! WHOA! METAL BE THY NAME!

I downloaded my FREE Megalodon EP and It has kicked my ass and shaken my brains into Metal submission! I dig this new EP from Corrosion Of Conformity so much, I’m freaking psyched-out-of-my-Metal-mind! Honestly, ALL 5 songs on Megalodon are heavy as Metal hell! This is the Metal stuff. ‘Nuff said.

Corrosion Of Conformity have given their fans one blockbuster of a Metal gift with Megalodon! My fellow Metal brethren, get your download now and stop reading my Metal blabbing about it!

http://www.scionav.com/collection/1266/Corrosion-of-Conformity—Megalodon

MEGALODON – Track Listing:

Feed On

Priest Brains

The Megalodon

Strong Medicine Too Late

The Vulture

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY:

Woodroe Weatherman – guitar

Mike Dean – bass, vocals

Reed Mullin – drums, vocals

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For more info on CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, click on the links below!

http://www.coc.com

facebook: Corrosion Of Conformity

http://candlelightrecordsusa.com/site/

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To read my album review for the S/T CORROSION OF CONFORMITY that was released back on February 28th, 2012, via Candlelight Records, click on the link below! Whoa!

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – ‘Corrosion Of Conformity’ – Get Ready Cause This Heady Album Transports The Very Heavy, Very Steady

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LONG LIVE CORROSION OF CONFORMITY.

Stone.

Boston Power Thrashers SONIC PULSE To Release 12” Black Vinyl With Horror Pain Gore Death Productions

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on December 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Sonic Pulse - Lager Than Life - promo cover pic!

DECEMBER 3, 2012, BOSTON, MA: Boston Power Thrashers SONIC PULSE have signed with Horror Pain Gore Death Productions who will be releasing their debut album Lager Than Life on 12” Black vinyl on December 18th.

Boston Power Thrash “supergroup” SONIC PULSE feature both past and present members of bands such as Razormaze, Skull Hammer, Vindicator, Ravage, Seax and Jaded. Their fusion of Thrash with epic Power Metal is described as “a cross between the beer-fuelled Thrash Metal of TANKARD and the finger burning speedy Power Metal of DRAGONFORCE” (MyGlobalMind.Com). Lager Than Life on 12” Black vinyl is a limited edition pressing and can be pre-ordered through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions at http://sonicpulse.bigcartel.com and http://hpgd.comoj.com/store/hpgd055.html and will be available December 18th.

For fans of Blind Guardian, Cryptic Slaughter, Dragonforce, Formicide, Iced Earth, Meliah Rage, Metal Church, Municipal Waste, Murphy’s Law, Rage, Revocation, Tankard, Wargasm and Wehrmacht.

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Sonic Pulse – Lager Than Life

Official Vinyl Release Date: December 18th, 2012

Lineup:

Dan Hammer – Vocals

David R. Carlino – Guitars

Mick Mayer – Guitars

Lauren Cain Kowal – Bass

Joe Bollettiero – Drums

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Tracklist:

01. Sonic Pulse

02. Queen Of Beers

03. Bong Zombies

04. Eye Of The Beerholder

05. Demoniac Spell

06. Beyond The Back Hole

07. Adventure Time

Lager Than Life - Debut Vinyl Promo Banner - 2012!

“Sonic Pulse’s Lager Than Life is a killer album of lightning fast, bit thrashy, power metal. Fast enough to smoke the mighty Dragonforce? Could be.” – Dangerdog.com

“Let me tell you, you are in for one catchy, sweaty, puntastic, alcohol-laden thrash record that puts Municipal Waste to shame.“ – Axis of Metal

“Insane riffs that are catchy as hell and solos that are reminiscent of Dragonforce at times, make light speed look like an elderly women driving 20 in a 40 “ – Global Thrash Assault

“The 7-song disc is a sprawl of booze, bongs, and zombies _ and to not pledge allegiance to fast ’n’ amped metal is to be cast out of Sonic Pulse’s world…“Queen of Beers” and “Eye of the Beerholder” revel in the band’s lust for lust, while “Beyond the Black Hole” shows Sonic Pulse in touch with its inner space-fantasy geek.” Mass Metal Blog

“Sonic Pulse is the Tankard of Power Metal.” – Carmine Blades of Seax

Link to Sonic Pulse “Bong Zombies” music video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uixjo54HEKY

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(Source: Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)

For more info on SONIC PULSE, click on the link below!

facebook: Sonic Pulse

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small

LONG LIVE SONIC PULSE.

Stone.

CHIP DIMONICK “The Sign Of A New Generation” – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in glam rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

CHIP DIMONICK – Party Rock is here to stay and Chip DiMonick has made this very loud and clear on their fourth album: The Sign Of A New Generation. This fun-fabulous and rifftastic 5 song offering from Chip DiMonick is downright Rockin’ Righteous and should be on any Rockaholic’s list of good-times-must-have albums from 2012. You just gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta let Chip DiMonick Rockify your brain! I have. It feels F’n cool.

Chip DiMonick became famous on the Pittsburgh music scene back in 2005, with the debut release Bat An Eyelash causing a formidable stir upon the East Coast. Opening for such kick-ass national acts as Wednesday 13, Lynch MobLA Guns, Adelita’s Way and Art Of Dying, Chip DiMonick shouldn’t be an underground Heavy Rock band for too much longer. Then again, the underground scene wouldn’t want to see Chip DiMonick go anyways!

There’s something to be said about real FUN Party Rock that Chip DiMonick serves up and that is: IT KICKS FUN ROCKIN’ ASS! When a song such as When The Drunkest Girls Wear The Shortest Skirts gets me all fired-up and singing along… then Chip DiMonick have accomplished their Rockin’ deed they’ve aimed for and I’m grateful for it. Ring that Party Rock bell and tell your lame-ass neighbors to go to hell. Metal be thy name.


My favorite song on The Sign Of A New Generation is She Won’t Let Me Play. Holy shit I love this song. This song should be played on every (supposedly cool) FM and satellite radio station in the entire F’n universe. Big drums, big bass and big guitars are abundant on all 5 songs, coupled with the stylish vocals of Chip DiMonick himself.

From Pump (the anthem inspired by the pride of Pittsburgh sports scene) to its anthemic counterpart (and party-crazed igniter) title song, Chip DiMonick doesn’t hold back on raising the mercury on the psyche-your-adrenaline meter! If you’re uptight and/or constipated, get lost. Cool people, all-night party maniacs, Rockaholics, fun Rock chicks (who can stay out late) and fans of 80’s Arena Rock, Hard Rock and Glam will appreciate what Chip DiMonick have accomplished with their new album. Metal be thy name.

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Track list: 1. Pump, 2. Too Young For Tattoos, 3. The Sign Of A New Generation, 4. When The Drunkest Girls Wear The Shortest Skirts, 5. She Won’t Let Me Play.

CHIP DIMONICK:

Chip DiMonick – lead vocals & guitar

Carmen “CC” Capozzi – drums, background vocals, tambourine

Joe P. – bass & background vocals

Tony Leone – lead guitar & background vocals

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For more info on CHIP DIMONICK, click on the links below!

http://www.chipdimonick.com

facebook: Chip DiMonick (Band Page)

LONG LIVE CHIP DIMONICK.

Stone.

MUTINY WITHIN – Breakdown The Hook For Their New Song “Machines”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Songwriter/bassist AJ Jacobs of MUTINY WITHIN sat down to give a piece by piece breakdown of the killer hook in the bands new song “Machines”.  AJ gives fans a glimpse into the layering of the multiple instruments and sounds it takes to produce the hook. From starting with just a single guitar to ending with the full composition of guitars, drums, bass and vocals, fans can hear the evolution of an instant MUTINY WITHIN classic.

While basking in the electricity of his re-powered metal dungeon in New Jersey, AJ also gave a quick demonstration of “In My Veins”, another song off the upcoming Synchronicity album.

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Official track listing for Synchronicity:

01. Embers

02. In My Veins

03. In A Moment

04. Falls To Pieces

05. Machines

06. Never

07. Become

08. Lights

09. Balance

10. Life To Dust

11. Signs

12. The Unsaid

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(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)

For more info on MUTINY WITHIN, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/mutinywithin

www.youtube.com/mutinyofficial

www.twitter.com/mutinywithin

LONG LIVE MUTINY WITHIN.

Stone.

DORO – New Album “Raise Your Fist” Debuts On Billboard Chart

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Raise Your Fist, the twelfth studio album released last week in the U.S. and Canada by reigning metal queen DORO PESCH, has debuted at #65 on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart. DORO sends a huge thank you to all her fans for making this chart entry a reality!

Raise Your Fist was recorded and written in the U.S., Germany, and Scandinavia and features musical guests Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead and Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G. Album artwork was created by British artist and longtime DORO collaborator Geoffrey Gillespie. Pick up your copy at the Nuclear Blast Webshop, your local independent retailer, on iTunes, or Amazon.

DORO will be will be returning to North America in 2013 to rock the masses in support of Raise Your Fist.

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DORO North American Headlining Tour 2013:

2/01/2013 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

2/02/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

2/03/2013 Empire – West Springfield, VA

2/04/2013 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York, NY

2/05/2013 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

2/07/2013 Mod Club – Toronto, ON

2/08/2013 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

2/09/2013 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH

2/10/2013 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

2/12/2013 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

2/13/2013 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL

2/14/2013 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

2/15/2013 Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb – Waterloo, IA

2/17/2013 Moe’s – Englewood, CO

2/19/2013 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

2/20/2013 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

2/21/2013 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA

2/22/2013 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

2/23/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ

Advance ticket links are available on DORO’s Official Facebook Page.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on DORO, click on the links below!

http://www.doro.de/

http://www.facebook.com/DoroOfficial

http://www.twitter.com/DoroOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/DoroOfficial

LONG LIVE DORO, THE QUEEN OF METAL.

Stone.

Original Judas Priest Vocalist Al Atkins and Christian Guitarist Paul May Enter The ‘Valley Of Shadows’ With New ATKINS MAY PROJECT CD

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

London, UK – The rock world is buzzing with the revelation that good and evil can continue to work together in the form of former Judas Priest vocal legend and heavy metal frontman Al Atkins and Christian guitarist and music artist Paul May. Together these extreme opposites have come together once again to create a powerful new CD called Valley Of Shadows, now available on Gonzo Multimedia. Here once again, the men from the “Black Country” have produced an album of outstanding quality straight from the “Home of Metal”! This excellent collection of songs sees Atkins deliver some stand out vocal performances and May shred the axe like the old guitar masters.

‘Valley Of Shadows’ offers 10 “killer” tracks that burst with melody and metal mayhem. You’ll take a journey through what seems to be an “evolution” of rock. With all the elements of “classic” hard rock and metal, yet retaining an underlying progressive core, ‘Valley Of Shadows’ will not disappoint fans of the genre who decide to take the ride!

Says Al Atkins: “We have kept the same format for ‘Valley Of Shadows’ since it worked really well for our debut album ‘Serpent’s Kiss’, so we thought why change a winning formula.” Paul May adds: “I think the new album definitely leans more towards that ‘classic rock’ feel, with some modern twists thrown in for good measure, retaining its metal edge.”

Al Atkins: Noted for forming UK’s Judas Priest and fronting them for four years and laying down the foundations which would see them eventually selling 40 million albums worldwide. He also wrote songs for them which went gold like “Dreamer Deceiver”, “Never Satisfied”, “Winter”, “Caviar and Meths” and Priest’s all time classic “Victim of Changes”. Al’s unique powerful vocal style sites influences by noted rock singers Roger Daltrey, Paul Rodgers and longtime friend Robert Plant. Al has done countless radio and TV interviews worldwide and recently featured in the BBC TV ‘British Heritage’. He has even written a book on his musical life about growing up in Birmingham, UK alongside Robert Plant and Black Sabbath called ‘Dawn of the Metal Gods’. Al has released 6 solo albums to date, and teamed up with brilliant Christian writer/guitarist Paul May to record their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Serpent’s Kiss’.

Paul May: Some people learn to play guitar, Paul was born (again) to play guitar! Paul has become respected for his passionate, soulful guitar work and noted for his explosive and exciting solos. As a world-class professional guitarist and songwriter, Paul has played and recorded sessions across the globe, touring and playing throughout the UK, Europe, USA and the Eastern block. Paul appears on around 50 albums to date, featured in both the secular and Christian arenas. Paul is also a record producer and has covered the entire spectrum of musical tastes in production.

Now with the release of the new Atkins May Project CD, the dichotomous duo are ready once again to bring their special brand of rock and metal to the masses. Although the CD has no definite concept there are certain underlying themes that run throughout the songs. “The album is mainly about facing trials of life and the ‘demons’ you encounter on the way,” Paul explains. “It’s about standing up and being counted when you understand who you are. The title ‘Valley Of Shadows’ relates to many things…that dark night of the soul that finds us all…”

In closing Al has this to impart to the band’s fans, “We would like to say a big thanks to all our fans and friends that we have amassed over the long years and would just like to say..’KEEP IT METAL.’”

Atkins May Project – ‘Valley Of Shadows’ is available through Gonzo MultiMedia and can be purchased at: http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15515

For more information: www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk

www.AlAtkins.com

www.PaulMayMusic.com www.PaulMayMusic.co.uk

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

LONG LIVE AL ATKINS & PAUL MAY.

Stone.

ORDEN OGAN – “To The End” Album Enters Germany’s Album Chart At #41!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

German Melodic Power Metal masters ORDEN OGAN are the band of the hour: their critically acclaimed new album To The End enters Germany’s official album chart at #41!

“Wow, this is awesome! We are overwhelmed by this news. A big “thank you” goes out to all those who supported ORDEN OGAN. We will celebrate now, but then it’s time for our final preparation for our tour with Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY and Freedom Call, which will kick off these days. We hope to see many of you there”, singer/guitarist Seeb comments.

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Stone Says: Listen to and watch The Things We Believe In below! This song is epic, powerful and simply put: FANTASTIC! Metal be thy name.

ORDEN OGAN:

SEEB – vocals, lead-guitar, keyboards

TOBI – lead-guitar

SPOONY – bass

DIRK – drums

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(Source: AFM Records)

For more info on ORDEN OGAN, click on the links below!

http://www.ordenogan.de

http://www.youtube.de/ordenoganofficial

facebook: ORDEN OGAN

http://www.afm-records.de

LONG LIVE ORDEN OGAN.

Stone.

U.D.O. “Live In Sofia” Preview-Clip “Heart Of Gold” Available Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

On November 9th, the new live documents of German’s Metal icon#1, Udo Dirkschneider and his band will be released. Live In Sofia also marks the end of an era somehow, as the stable U.D.O. lineup that performed together for many years will be shown for a last time. As it became public that guitarist Stefan Kaufmann will be no longer available for the band due to health reasons, “Live In Sofia” will be the last U.D.O. DVD with Stefan.

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(Source: AFM Records)

For more info on U.D.O., click on the links below!

http://www.udo-online.de

http://www.afm-records.de

http://www.youtube.com/UDOtubetv

http://webshop.udo-online.com

LONG LIVE U.D.O.

Stone.

REBELLION – Ala Germanica (Official Video) Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Arminius, Furor Teutonicus Releases On October 26th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

REBELLION – Releasing on October 26th, 2012, via Massacre Records, is the new studio album Arminius, Furor Teutonicus from Germany’s True Metal warriors known across the globe as REBELLION. The new lineup of REBELLION, that surrounds founding member and bassist Tomi Göttlich, are ready to defend the Metal faith and spread their powerful Heavy Metal among the Metal masses!

Take a listen and look below to the official video for Ala Germanica, taken from Arminius, Furor Teutonicus. Let the Heavy Metal power of REBELLION take your Metal soul on a glorious and memorable Metal ride! I’ve taken that ride and it feels righteously fine! Metal be thy name!

Arminius, Furor Teutonicus - Track Listing:

01: Rest in Peace

02: Ala Germanica

03: Rrince of the Cheruscer 04: Dusk awaiting Dawn 05: Breeding Hate

06: The Seeress ́ Tower

07: Varus

08: The Tribes united

09: Ghost of Freedom

10: Furor Teutonicus

11: Vae Victis

12: Requiem

REBELLION:

Michael Seifert – Vocals

Tomi Göttlich – Bass

Oliver Geibig – Guitar

Stephan Karut – Guitar

Matthias Karle – Drums

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Source:

Music video by Tom Weinbrenner

For more info on REBELLION, click on the links below!

http://www.rebellion.st

facebook: Rebellion

http://www.massacre-records.com

LONG LIVE REBELLION.

Stone.

3 Inches Of Blood “Long Live Heavy Metal” – This Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in album reviews, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

3 INCHES OF BLOOD – Call ‘em Classic Metal, Old School Metal, Traditional Metal, True Metal or a second generation of NWOBHM. I’m calling 3 Inches Of Blood: Damn Righteous Metal. Man, if you are looking to purchase a Metal CD today, allow me to highly recommend the new album from 3 Inches Of Blood. I absolutely need to listen to this newest offering from 3 Inches Of Blood, like, everyday!

Long Live Heavy Metal is the title of this new 3 Inches Of Blood release, (released back on March 26th, 2012, via Century Media). The album title says it all! All 12 songs on Long Live Heavy Metal absolutely cooks my fellow Metal brethren! This Canadian Metal band had already gotten me hooked several years ago, with their sound and overall retrospective Metal energy that they generate; only their fifth studio album here is downright incredible stuff! Whoa! I’m very psyched-out by this album and refuse to hold it in any longer!

Justin Hagberg and Shane Clark are insane guitarists! Metal be thy name, do these two guys compliment each other. Talk about sick guitar licks, this album is bursting at the Metal seams with them! Talk about shock and awe guitar solos, Look Out is a 100% fantastic Metal experience to hear and breathe in! Guitar driven is an understatement here. This is Metal guitar 101 and 3 Inches Of Blood don’t seem to give once ounce of crap about trends. Hell, there’s even a song that opens up this album called Metal Woman and it kicks superior Metal ass to the maximum!

Cam Pipes on vocals is spectacular and I’m not kidding around. Every time I listen to Cam Pipes belt out the notes, it brings back those sweet Metal memories of being introduced to Rob Halford’s voice on all those classic Judas Priest records. Yeah… Cam Pipes is that good. This entire 3 Inches Of Blood band is that good. I’m not messing around when I tell y’all that Long Live Heavy Metal is a super-potent contender for Metal Odyssey’s Metal Album Of 2012; that’s why 3 Inches Of Blood and Long Live Heavy Metal is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Metal be thy name.

3 INCHES OF BLOOD:

Cam Pipes – Lead Vocals

Justin Hagberg – Rhythm/Lead Guitar & Vocals

Shane Clark – Lead/Rhythm Guitar

Ash Pearson – Drums

Byron Stroud – Bass

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL – Track Listing:

Metal Woman

My Sword Will Not Sleep

Leather Lord

Chief and the Blade

Dark Messenger

Look Out

4000 Torches

Leave It On The Ice

Die For Gold (Upon The Boiling Sea IV)

Storming Juno

Men Of Fortune

One For The Ditch

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For more info on 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, click on the links below!

http://www.facebook.com/threeinchesofblood

http://www.twitter.com/3iob

http://www.indiemerch.com/3iob

http://www.youtube.com/3inchesofbloodtv

LONG LIVE 3 INCHES OF BLOOD.

Stone.

DORO “Raise Your Fist” – Heavy Metal Queen’s New Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, heavy metal songs, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DORO – Releasing on November 6th, via Nuclear Blast, the 12th studio album from the legendary DORO shall be released upon the Heavy Metal masses. Raise Your Fist is the new album and fans of DORO will be guaranteed to raise their fists to what they’ll be listening to… on high volume! The Queen Of Heavy Metal has never wavered in her pride of keeping the tradition of Heavy Metal alive and loud with her albums; Raise Your Fist is no exception!

From Raise Your Fist In The Air to Victory, the Heavy Metal thunder of DORO is unmistakably a listen into a world of Heavy Metal that is both triumphant and so real to us fans; the fans who’ve earned their loyalty to Metal badges decades ago or this very year. It Still Hurts is a ballad with the iconic Lemmy Kilmister and is the one moment on this album that pulls the plug on the psyche-you-out meter. Regardless, I do respect this song and having Doro Pesch and Lemmy sing a duet together is a grand historical Heavy Metal moment to treasure.

Raise Your Fist In The Air is my #1 choice for Metal Odyssey’s Heavy Metal Anthem Of 2012. Grab The Bull (Last Man Standing) is as outstanding of a song from DORO as there can be and legendary axe slinger Gus G. guests with his signature six-string fire power. As for the band, I applaud each and every member of DORO. These guys have proven their Heavy Metal prowess time and again during their respective careers and are exemplary once again on Raise Your Fist.

Engel and Freiheit (Human Rights) are sung by Doro Pesch in her native German and they’re shining Heavy Metal moments on this album; despite my not knowing a word of German myself! The vibes, mood, atmosphere and emotion that resonates from Engel and Freiheit (Human Rights) are more than enough to make this middle-aged Metalhead gleefully content.

Hero is the song that ends Raise Your Fist. Hero is also a song that brings tears to my eyes and softens my Metal heart like there’s no tomorrow. I broke down when I first heard this song and I still kinda do each time it’s played. This is a song that Doro Pesch has written and dedicated to the late and forever great Ronnie James Dio. Hero is brilliant lyrically and musically, I couldn’t be more truthful by stating this.

Doro Pesch is a vocalist and songwriter that has touched the Metal hearts and souls of her countless fans for decades. She is our Heavy Metal Queen. Both Doro Pesch and her band receive a well deserved standing Metal ovation from this fan, for their Heavy Metal creation that’s called Raise Your Fist. Metal be thy name.

DORO RAISE YOUR FIST – Track Listing:

Raise Your Fist In The Air

Coldhearted Lover

Rock Till Death

It Still Hurts – featuring Lemmy Kilmister

Take No Prisoner

Grab The Bull (Last Man Standing) – featuring Gus G.

Engel

Freiheit (Human Rights)

Little Headbanger (Nackenbrecher)

Revenge

Free My Heart

Victory

Hero

DORO:

Doro Pesch – (ex-Warlock, ex-Beast) Vocals

Johnny Dee (Britny Fox) – Drums

Luca Princiotta (ex-Blaze, ex-The Clairvoyants) – Guitar, Keyboards

Nick Douglas (Blaze Bayley) – Bass

Bas Maas (ex-After Forever, ex-Karma) – Guitars

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Album artwork created by British artist and longtime collaborator Geoffrey Gillespie.

For more info on DORO, click on the links below!

http://www.doro.de/

http://www.facebook.com/DoroOfficial

http://www.twitter.com/DoroOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/DoroOfficial

LONG LIVE DORO, THE QUEEN OF HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

KISS “MONSTER” (Some Fun & Rockin’ Thoughts From Stone, Part 1) – My Favorite Song Revealed!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KISS - Okay. Unless you’ve been living on the Moon or have been out-of-touch with humanity for the past year, there is a brand new KISS album for sale and it’s called: MONSTER. The 20th studio album from the ICONIC KISS was released this past Tuesday, on October 9th, via UMe. Yup, this new album is exactly that… an F’n MONSTER and I mean that in the most grandest way too. Metal be thy name and ring that KISS Army bell. Tell all the naysayers and posers to go to F’n hell.

You see, being a lifetime KISSaholic, how could I write an album review for MONSTER with just one post? I did write reviews in the past for other KISS albums; where I cover the album’s songs and how it sounds, feels, blah, blah, blah and F’n blah again. This time around, for MONSTER, I’m gonna do things a tad different. I’ll write about one song, about the album cover or whatever the hell I want to write about, in reference to this ABSOLUTE ROCKING KISS ALBUM. One F’n post at a time. Metal be thy KISSaholic name and tell all the naysayers… SHAME!

What’s my favorite song on MONSTER? Which song have I played over and over and over and Rock And Roll Over again? That’s easy. Here it is:

LONG WAY DOWN

I’m telling you right now, this song has CLASSIC ROCK oozing from it’s every crevice and the guitars are the HUGE giveaway here. For those who never thought KISS could make a song that would elevate them into the upper stratosphere of ROCK RELEVANCE… think again. With Long Way Down, KISS reached back into their CLASSIC HARD ROCK ROOTS and have delivered a very (un)KISS-like sound that somehow sounds like… KISS.

Paul Stanley sounds SUPERB on vocals while Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer sound simply invincible as musicians on this song. (Aw, hell, that pretty much sums up KISS on this whole album). Listen for yourself and maybe you’ll agree… that KISS MONSTER is 100% KICK-ASS KISSTORY.

Uh, oh. Stone gets a tad pissed off here:

It’s funny how all the BIG NAME mags and newspaper Rock critics all want to be a part of the KISS ARMY now that they’ve listened to MONSTER. Where were all these naysayers and posers since KISS Dynasty was released? KISS MY ASS is what I say to them all. KISS it baby. SSSMMMAAACCCKKK!

Okay, Stone is mellow again. Um, Kinda.

Stay tuned for some more Fun & Rockin’ Thoughts From Stone regarding MONSTER… I promise to keep the blah, blah, blah out of the mix and the constipated KISS naysayers pissed! Metal be thy name.

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For more info on KISS, click on the link below! Whoa!

http://www.kissonline.com

LONG LIVE KISS.

KISS MY ASS, ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF SHAME.

The word “tad” was used a couple of times in this post.

Stone.

KYLESA – NEW KYLESA SONG, “END TRUTH,” STREAMING NOW VIA PITCHFORK

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

FROM THE VAULTS, VOL. 1 AVAILABLE NOV. 20; PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Oct. 9, 2012, Philadelphia — “End Truth,” a new song included on Kylesa’s upcoming archival collection: From The Vaults, Vol. 1 (Nov. 20, Season of Mist), is streaming now via Pitchfork (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/14403-end-truth/).

The Savannah-based outfit recorded the song as band members Phillip Cope and Laura Pleasants poured through their weighty archive of unreleased and uncompleted tracks in preparation for the forthcoming 12-song collection.  Amongst the rarities included on From The Vaults, Vol.1 are “Inverse” as well as a cover of Buzzoven’s “Drained.”

Kylesa recently released a video montage (http://youtu.be/2IdbQaIeJlU) featuring behind-the-scenes footage, candid photos and a collection of memorabilia set to music from From The Vaults, Vol. 1.

Pre-order copies and bundles are available now at this link:  www.indiemerch.com/kylesa/pre-orders.

From The Vaults, Vol. 1 track listing:

1.  Intro  **

2.  Inverse  **

3.  111 Degree Heat Index ***

4.  Between Silence and Sound II ***

5.  Paranoid Tempo  **

6.  End Truth *

7.  Bottom Line II ***

8.  Wavering **

9.  Bass Salts **

10.  Drained **

11.  Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun **

12.  Drum Jam **

* New

** Previously unreleased/limited availability

*** Alternate Version

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on KYLESA, click on the links below!

http://www.kylesa.com

facebook: KYLESA

LONG LIVE KYLESA.

Stone.

ROYAL THUNDER Set For CMJ, FUN FUN FUN FEST; Touring With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit: Christy Parry

ATLANTA QUARTET CONFIRMED FOR ROADBURN 2013

Oct. 8, 2012, Philadelphia — Royal Thunder, whose Spring release (CVI, Relapse Records) Spin called “a deliciously heavy, wonderfully melodic debut,” have confirmed both a Brooklyn Vegan CMJ showcase performance on Oct. 20 and a new round of U.S. tour dates including a run with Corrosion of Conformity.

An action-packed fall is in-store for the female-fronted outfit.  With stops at CMJ (Brooklyn Vegan showcase, Oct. 20 at Saint Vitus Bar), Fun Fun Fun Fest Nights (Nov. 3) and club dates with a variety of artists including Corrosion of Conformity, Valient Thorr and Pig Destroyer.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

To read Stone’s review of Royal Thunder’s CVI album, click on the link below!

ROYAL THUNDER “CVI” – Unreal Is The Word And This Heavy Album MUST Be Heard!

For more info on ROYAL THUNDER, click on the link below!

www.facebook.com/royalthundermusic

LONG LIVE ROYAL THUNDER.

LONG LIVE CORROSION OF CONFORMITY.

Stone.

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