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ACCEPT – REVEAL TITLE AND ARTWORK OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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German Heavy Metal legends ACCEPT have announced Blind Rage as the title to their third studio album since their 2010 comeback and fourteenth studio album of their career. Set for release this summer in North America, Blind Rage will be produced, mixed, and mastered by Andy Sneap (EXODUS, MEGADETH, OPETH, ARCH ENEMY).

“Something happened to us, something subliminal and impetuous,” states ACCEPT guitarist and main songwriter Wolf Hoffmann. “It is wild and scary and it’s called Blind Rage! The cover artwork done by Daniel Goldsworthy shows the beast coming over us – in blind rage – all over the planet. Wherever we go, whenever you turn on the TV, there is blind rage in the works – either natural catastrophes or man-made madness.”

Proudly representing the “Made in Germany” trademark, ACCEPT fashioned distinct musical blueprints that have influenced multiple generations of followers. They have kept their music and artistry relevant around the world and have overcome staggering odds to maintain international careers for over three decades.

The band’s 2010 career comeback album, Blood Of The Nations, debuted at #25 on the iTunes Top Rock Albums chart and at #187 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. In Canada, the album debuted at #53 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart.

ACCEPT’s 2012 album, Stalingrad, debuted at #81 on the Billboard Top 200 and clinched the #13 position on the Top Independent Albums chart. In Canada, the album debuted at #101 on the Top 200 Albums chart and #7 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart.

Official ACCEPT Videos:


“Teutonic Terror”http://youtu.be/req-oDf2ZRc 
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“Pandemic” - http://youtu.be/ZJxS1Bpnkl4

Visit ACCEPT online at: http://www.ACCEPTWORLDWIDE.com.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE ACCEPT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

Stone.

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GAMMA RAY – German Power Metal Masters Premiere New Tracks From “Empire Of The Undead”; Album To Drop Next Month

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, Power Metal, rock music, metal music, heavy metal bands, rock music news, news, world news, metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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In celebration of its forthcoming release, Germany power metal masters, GAMMA RAY, offer up a whopping six tracks from their forthcoming new full-length, Empire Of The Undead, set for release next month.

In a mammoth, collaborative promotional effort, Bravewords, Decibel Magazine and Metal Insider, unite, each bringing fans two tracks from the record.

Sample “Avalon” and “Pale Rider,” currently streaming at

Bravewords HERE.

“Born To Fly” and “Master Of Confusion,” at Decibel HERE.

“Time For Deliverance” and “Demonseed,” at Metal Insider HERE.

A record that almost wasn’t, Empire Of The Undead was composed throughout 2013 with Eike Freese (Dark Age) at the mixing desk alongside bassist/co-writer, Dirk Schlächter, and was nearing completion before Hammer Studios, their home, rehearsal space, and meeting point for many Metal bands throughout Germany, had burned down leaving much of its contents in ruins. Fortunately, the Empire Of The Undead masters managed to make it through unscathed. “If this could not stop us, nothing ever will,” joked light-hearted GAMMA RAY vocalist Kai Hansen, adding that, “We got rid of a lot of shit that we gathered there. Unfortunately, a lot of good equipment as well. Anyhow, we look towards the future, we saved the production and we can continue now in this new place.”

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More than four years since the release of their critically acclaimed tenth full-length, To The Metal!, Empire Of The Undead is over an hour-long and showcases a band more ambitious and variable than ever before. From the symphonic bombast of album opener “Avalon,” to the high-speed, Judas Priestian drive of “Hellbent,” GAMMA RAY manages to tread through an entire spectrum of Heavy Metal. Elsewhere the band seamlessly explores the realms of driving Hard Rock (“Pale Rider”) – a stylistic element Hansen honed from his time with side project Unisonic; triumphant Power Metal anthems (“I Will Return”) and emotional Rock ballads (“Time For Deliverance”).

Adding to its sonic diversity is the notable variation in Hansen’s characteristically high-pitched, voice. On “Master Of Confusion” from 2013′s eponymous EP, Hansen’s timbre is reminiscent of Billy Idol while the anthemesque “Seven” is suddenly punctuated by a sinister recitative, cleverly decelerating the song’s speed before finally exploding in a great choir finale.

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“As far as variation is concerned, I think that’s something we always craved for, something we always needed. To just do the same thing on ten or eleven songs is boring in some way,” Hansen remarks. “I always liked albums that had a certain variety in style in some way, as long as everything fits together. We always took the freedom to do what we liked and since I like so many different things, this album has become quite manifold…There’s definitely more bite and heaviness on this album. Since I’ve been pretty busy with Unisonic, which is more on the hardrock /AOR side of things, there has definitely been a need to be as bad as can be with GAMMA RAY now….”

Empire Of The Undead will be released in North America on CD, LP and digitally via Armoury Records in conjunction with earMusic on April 15, 2014.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on GAMMA RAY:

http://www.gammaray.org

http://www.facebook.com/gammarayofficial

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LONG LIVE GAMMA RAY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

NIGROMANTE – Spanish Heavy Metal Act To Release “Black Magic Night” On January 7th, Via Shadow Kingdom Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to introduce NIGROMANTE! The Classic Heavy Metal Spaniards will release Black Magic Night through Shadow Kingdom on January 7.

SKR Commander Tim McGrogran had this to say about the band and album:

“They’ve been around since 2003 trying to perfect their Heavy Metal sound. Spain hasn’t exactly been a melting pot for Classic Heavy Metal, so we’re very lucky to find such a great band there. NIGROMANTE are the big fish in the small pond over there. They are from Spain, but they’re absolutely influenced by the N.W.O.B.H.M. and 80′s US Metal. The vocals are more barbaric, very much like Portugal’s IRONSWORD. The guitar tone on this album is so thick and abrasive, which creates a great heavy metal pounding atmosphere. The songs are well crafted and extremely catchy. They have so many influences from ANVIL, MOTORHEAD, VENOM, BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, a tinge of old 80′s Black Metal, and many more.”

Below, is the lyric video for the track Heavy Metal Age:

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Selections from album are streaming at: shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com.

Black Magic Night – Track Listing:

Heavy Metal Age

Black Magic Night

In Nomine Pater

Saturnalia of Blood

False Idol

Syndicate of Crime

Soy Un Macarra

Satan Death Squad

Summoning Spell

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on NIGROMANTE:

Facebook: Nigromante

http://www.nigromante.es

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http://shadowkingdomrecords.com

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LONG LIVE NIGROMANTE.

NIGROMANTE KICKS ABSOLUTE HEAVY METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

PAPA ROACH – LAUNCHES OPENING ACT CONTEST

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO BE THE OPENING ACT!

EU FANS! You think your band has what it takes to open for Papa Roach when they come to your town on the Silence is the Enemy Tour?

“LIKE” Eleven Seven Music on Facebook and upload your video to compete for your chance to win NOW!

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SILENCE IS THE ENEMY TOUR HITTING EUROPE NOV. 10TH!!

GET TICKETS HERE: http://paparoach.com/events

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(Source: PAPA ROACH)

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Facebook: Papa Roach

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LONG LIVE PAPA ROACH.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

ORANGE GOBLIN – Tours Greece, This November; You MUST See This Tour Poster!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Orange Goblin - Greece - Tour Poster - November - 2013

ORANGE GOBLIN – It’s no secret that around Metal Odyssey’s beer soaked and evil headquarters, ORANGE GOBLIN are a core favorite. This morning, as I conducted my daily perusing around the vast digital landscape of Metal, to see what’s new, I came across this horrendous looking goblin (see tour poster above) staring me down in the face!

This ugly and blood thirsty goblin is a gem-perfect abomination for this ORANGE GOBLIN tour poster! I absolutely love this ORANGE GOBLIN tour poster! I NEED one badly! Um, the poster, that is. Metal be thy name.

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As reported on the ORANGE GOBLIN Facebook page:

We are very happy to announce that ORANGE GOBLIN will return to Greece this November, straight off the back of the bands current North American tour. The full list of shows for Greece is as follows:

14 Nov – Athens @ An Club

15 Nov – Thessaloniki @ Eightball Club

16 Nov – Larissa @ Stage Club

17 Nov – Patras @ Mikros Prigipas

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

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ORANGE GOBLIN:

Ben Ward – Vocals

Joe Hoare – Guitar

Martyn Millard – Bass

Chris Turner – Drums

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* For More Info On ORANGE GOBLIN:

Facebook: Orange Goblin

http://www.orange-goblin.com

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LONG LIVE ORANGE GOBLIN.

LONG LIVE GREECE. 

Stone.

Jan Kuehnemund – Vixen Founder And Lead Guitarist Passes Away

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, hair metal bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the VIXEN Facebook page, on October 11th, 2013:

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Vixen founder and lead guitarist, Jan Kuehnemund, who lost a fierce battle with cancer on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Though most well known for her gifted guitar playing and other musical talents, Jan was a rare friend and beautiful in every sense of the word. Humble, thoughtful, loyal and kind, she was the most gracious of women, possessing the quiet strength of a true warrior. She genuinely loved and appreciated her friends and fans more than most could ever know. Those who were most fortunate to have known her and loved her are heartbroken at the loss of Jan, whose spirit will shine through her music eternally.

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All of us at Metal Odyssey expresses the sincerest of condolences, to the family, bandmates, friends and fans of Jan Kuehnemund. Her prized contributions to Rock ‘N Roll shall live on forever. May Jan Kuehnemund rest in peace.

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* For More Info, clicke here: Vixen

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF VIXEN.

Rest In Peace, Jan Kuehnemund.

Stone.

U.D.O. “STEELHAMMER” – Hammers Through With The Heavy Metal Charge!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

U.D.O. - Steelhammer - promo cover pic!

4.5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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STEELHAMMER marks the 14th studio album from Germany’s undisputed Heavy Metal champions: U.D.O.. Led by the constant and legendary frontman Udo Dirkschneider, U.D.O. has seized the Metal moment in 2013! Steelhammer sounds just like it’s title! The marketing sticker on the CD jewel case states “Heavy Metal Album Of The Year” and that’s not a bunch of hot air by any stretch. I find Steelhammer to stand up valiantly, amongst the best Metal albums of 2013, myself.

What makes Steelhammer pound and pummel so well is the classic age of Heavy Metal sound that these songs are all wrapped up in. U.D.O.’s guitarists (Andrey SmirnovKasperi Heikkinen) have their names written all over the superior Heavy Metal sound that explodes from Steelhammer! Udo’s vocals are so excellent that it’s scary. Long live Udo Dirkschneider!

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Udo’s clean vocals are spotlighted (hugely) with Heavy Rain. A ballad on this U.D.O. album does put the brakes on the Heavy Metal tidal wave that carried me through tracks 1 through 4, nonetheless, it is fun hearing Udo sound so much more calm as a vocalist. After all these grand Metal years and catalog of albums that Udo Dirkschneider has given the Metal community, his ballad is given a horns up from this middle-aged hell rat. Book Of Faith is both a symphonic and diverse way to close out Steelhammer; reminding me that Heavy Metal isn’t always about the riff or blast beat.

Old School Metalheads, U.D.O. and Accept fans just have to salivate over Steelhammer! Younger fans of Metal need to buy Steelhammer and hear a tried and true legend sing Heavy Metal… the Udo way. This entire U.D.O. lineup kicks ass, pure and simple. “Heavy Metal Album Of The Year”? With Steelhammer’s Heavy Metal being this memorable to me, I’m sure it has a credible shot.

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Udo Dirkschneider – vocals

Andrey Smirnov – guitar

Kasperi Heikkinen – guitar

Fitty Wienhold – bass

Francesco Jovino - drums

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Steelhammer was released in North America, back on May 21st, 2013, via AFM Records.

* For More Info On U.D.O.

Facebook: U.D.O. (official)

http://www.udo-online.de

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LONG LIVE U.D.O.

LONG LIVE UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

KISS STEAMED BUNS AVAILABLE IN JAPAN

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Steamed Buns - japan - 2013 - promo flyer

KISS steamed buns will be available at Circle K Sunkus convenience stores throughout Japan during KISS’ MONSTER Japanese Tour!

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(Source: KISSOnline.com)

* For More Info On KISS:

http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE JAPAN.

BRING KISS STEAMED BUNS TO THE USA!

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

KILLER DWARFS – NEWS: Reunion Show To Be Held At Rockpile East In Toronto, Canada, October 4th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Killer Dwarfs Reunion Show

Friday October 4th 2013

Rockpile East

Click Here: www.therockpile.ca

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2787A Eglington Ave E

Toronto Ontario, Canada

Doors open at 8pm

All Ages/Licensed

Advanced tickets:

Click Here:  www.ticketweb.ca

The newly released Start @ One is now available from Apple iTunes! Purchase your download today by clicking that cool link below! Whoa! 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/start-one/id706045828

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* For More Info On KILLER DWARFS:

Facebook: Killer Dwarfs

http://russdwarf.com

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LONG LIVE KILLER DWARFS.

Stone.

ICED EARTH – Reveals Album Art & Track List For “Plagues Of Babylon”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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ICED EARTH have revealed the artwork for their upcoming new album “Plagues of Babylon” which will be out in early 2014!

As reported on the ICED EARTH Facebook page:

Friends,

We are proud to present you with the new cover art for “Plagues of Babylon”. This is a seriously heavy album with a seriously brutal album cover. I’m sure it will go down as a classic in the epic ICED EARTH catalog.

I hope you enjoy this preview! Much more exciting news coming very soon!

In Metal,

Jon Schaffer

Tracklist:

1. Plagues of Babylon
2. Democide
3. The Culling
4. Among The Living Dead
5. Resistance
6. The End?
7. If I Could See You
8. Cthulhu
9. Peacemaker
10. Parasite
11. Spirit of the Times
12. Highwayman

Artwork painted by Eliran Kantor.

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* For More Info On ICED EARTH:

http://www.icedearth.com

Facebook: Iced Earth

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CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS:

http://www.centurymedia.com

http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

LONG LIVE ELIRAN KANTOR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Stone Says HEY! On This METAL Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, politics, rock music with tags , , , , , on September 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction - LIVE - promo cover pic

HEY! In the past, whenever I posted random blab, I’ve used the heading: Some Metal And Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts; today I’ve decided not to. No big deal. Change is good, no matter how big or minuscule. It’s Wednesday, September 25th and I absolutely have no clue as to where the first 8 months of 2013 went. Do you?

HEY! I still haven’t really organized my CD collection since moving to Ohio, unless you consider neat and non-alphabetized stacks of CD’s located everywhere in my house an organizational accomplishment! I buy CD’s still cause I’m old school. I buy used and new vinyl albums cause I’m undoubtedly very old school. The new CD I bought yesterday (on CD release Tuesday) is at the top of this post. That’s right. MEGADETH. Countdown To Extinction. LIVE. This CD kicks unadulterated live Metal ass. ‘Nuff said.

HEY! Yesterday, I was searching for the new ONSLAUGHT CD, VI. I couldn’t find it. I will special order this CD from a local (indie) record store in Dayton, Ohio, which is named: OMEGA MUSIC. This is a bona fide used vinyl and CD store that I will proudly shop at! Let’s face it, the indie record shops are our future; large retail chains are consistently downsizing their CD selections. Dummies. Funny thing is, it’s the indie stores that went out of business so many years ago, due to the large CD retailers; and now the market needs MORE indie record shops!

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I absolutely cannot get enough of this double live CD from German Thrash Metal Legends: KREATOR. Just a remarkable live release!

HEY! The first time I ever saw MEGADETH was on the DIO Live Evil tour. That’s right! SAVATAGE was the opening band too! Heavy Metal icons, all. Good Metal times. It’s bands like MEGADETH that I cherish, due to the consistency of album releases, touring and (of course) quality of Metal. Thou Shall Never Take Thy Metal Legends For Granted!

HEY! On a (personal) closing note, I’m very, very proud of (Texas) Senator Ted Cruz. His taking action to filibuster on the Senate floor yesterday, into the night and straight through as I write this, to me is admirable. This is The United States Of America and lately it feels like many laws and regulations have been driven down the throats of “We The People” without much debate… if any debate at all. Scary. The issue at hand, regarding Senator Cruz’s filibuster is about Obamacare. This national healthcare law begins to go into effect on October 1st, 2013. It’s a long story. My best advice (for those who are not in the know) is to go back in time and research BOTH the Democrat and Republican arguments, concerning Obamacare.

That’s all I really have to blab about for now. I hope y’all have a GRAND Metal Wednesday and rest of the week! If you like to read MORE of my blabbing about Metal, Metal Buddies, sports, food, politics, critters, monsters, weather, animal rights and (often times) nonsensical stuff, please follow me on twitter! Here’s my twitter link for y’all:

https://twitter.com/metalodyssey

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LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS. METAL WARRIORS. ‘NUFF SAID.

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LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SENATOR TED CRUZ.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

DORO – METAL QUEEN RECEIVES METAL HAMMER “LEGEND“ AWARD!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Friday the 13th, 2013 for sure was a day of good luck, unlike the notorious date. At 10:30 pm, at the celebratory ceremony of METAL HAMMER AWARDS in Berlin, 48-times Berlin World boxing champion Regina Halmich announces the winner of the category “Legend”. Her name: DORO Pesch!

Now the most important female Hard Rock and Heavy Metal singer is officially named a legend in her native Germany. Just three months earlier, DORO had been awarded at the “Golden Gods Awards“ at music mecca London.

“Unbelievable”, a shining DORO states. “The prophet does not count that much in his own country. Receiving this trophy in Germany and getting it handed over by my dear friend Regina Halmich is a big, big honor.”

DORO continues: “I am ever so happy, that also two of my absolute favorite bands METALLICA and MOTÖRHEAD were present at this wonderful event to witness this. With those guys I’ve been close friends for years.”

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Two “Legend“ Awards within just three months – the double-coronation for the blonde Rock-Queen and this in the year of her 30th stage anniversary.

Her fans can also take part in the celebration and enjoy the living legend live from October 12 onwards. At that time DORO will be embarking on her big 30 years Strong and Proud-Tour through Germany. Highlight: The double concert on May 2/3 2014 at her hometown Düsseldorf (CCD – Stadthalle).

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DORO – 30 years Strong and Proud-Tour

12.10 D München – Backstage

13.10 D Frankfurt – Batschkapp

15.10 NL Enschede – Atak

16.10 D Hamburg – Große Freiheit 36

18.10 D Münster – Jovel Music Hall

19.10 D Wilhelmshaven – Pumpwerk

14.12. D Karlsruhe – Knock Out Festival

15.12. CH Pratteln – Z7

16.12. D Nürnberg – Hirsch

17.12. D Saarbrücken – Garage

19.12. D Hannover – Capitol

20.12. D Leipzig – Haus Auensee

21.12. D Magdeburg – Factory

Her most current success Raise Your Fist in The Air was released on August 3, 2012 via Nuclear Blast and was produced and mixed by Andreas Bruns in Hamburg, by DORO in New York and for the very first time by VOLBEAT’s producer Jacob Hansen in Denmark.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For More Info On DORO:

Facebook: DORO

http://www.doro.de/

http://www.twitter.com/DoroOfficial

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NUCLEAR BLAST:

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE DORO, THE QUEEN OF METAL.

Stone.

TYGERS OF PAN TANG – To Perform At Headbangers Open Air Festival 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Tygers Of Pan Tang - Headbangers Open Air Festival - 2014 - promo flyer

As reported on the Tygers Of Pan Tang Facebook page:

Headbangers Open Air Festival 2014

We are delighted to announce that the band will be playing again at one of our favourite festivals: Headbangers Open Air 2014.

As yet our actual performance date is to be confirmed but it will be either the 25th or 26th July 2014.

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Robb Weir – guitars

Jacopo Meille – vocals

Micky Crystal – guitars

Gavin Gray – bass

Craig Ellis – drums & percussion

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* For More Info On TYGERS OF PAN TANG:

Facebook: Tygers Of Pan Tang

http://www.tygersofpantang.com

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LONG LIVE TYGERS OF PAN TANG.

Stone.

EUROPE RELEASES LIVE DVD OCTOBER 16th! “EUROPE LIVE AT SWEDEN ROCK – 30th ANNIVERSARY SHOW”

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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EUROPE – This concert which was captured at Sweden Rock Festival on the 7th of June 2013, is not only a massive greatest hits show in front of 30,000 people, it also marks the 30th anniversary of Europe’s existence. They celebrate this by playing 28 songs spanning their whole career including songs never before performed.

Between the heavy rock songs they also sit down for an emotional accoustic set which brings a unique intimate feel to this otherwise massive arena show.

To pay tribute to their own heroes they invite legendary guests artists Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) and Michael Schenker (UFO, MSG) to join them on stage.

The band has made nothing short of a remarkable return since they started up again in 2004. Their latest album BAG OF BONES was awarded the 16th best Rock album in the world by the prestigious Classic Rock Magazine in 2012.

Together with the four latest CD releases to come out this side of the millennium and the five albums they produced in the eighties and nineties. They sit on an enormous song treasure.

The DVD Includes The Songs:

Seven doors hotel, Open Tour heart, Rock The Night, Carrie, Superstitious, Prisoners in Paradise. Always the pretenders, Last look at Eden, New love in town, Not supposed to sing the blues, Firebox, Lights out (with Michael Schenker), Jailbreak (with Scott Gorham) and many more.

Over two hours and fourty minutes of concert footage, behind the scenes material and an exclusive interview with the band, makes this the definitive Europe Live DVD. Also released as Blu-Ray and live CD.

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Mic Michaeli – Keys

John Levén – Bass

Joey Tempest – Vocals

John Norum – Guitars

Ian Haugland – Drums

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NORDIC CUSTOMERS, PRE-ORDER YOUR CD / DVD & BLU-RAY BY USING THE FOLLOWING LINKS!

CD:

https://www.bengans.se/popup/europe_livecd/se.aspx

DVD:

https://www.bengans.se/popup/europe_livedvd/se.aspx

BLU-RAY:

https://www.bengans.se/popup/europe_liveblu/se.aspx

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(Sources: Europe, EarMUSIC)

* For More Info On EUROPE:

Facebook: Europe

http://www.europetheband.com

http://www.twitter.com/europetheband

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EarMUSIC:

http://www.ear-music.net

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LONG LIVE EUROPE.

Stone.

NIGHT DEMON – Announces Live Dates And Prepares To Enter Studio

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Night Demon - promo EP cover pic - 2013

NIGHT DEMON – Having recently released their self-titled debut EP via Shadow Kingdom Records, Oxnard, California NWOBHM inspired upstarts NIGHT DEMON have announced a series of one-off shows in support of the EP. At the end of September, the band will enter the studio to commence work on the full-length follow-up to their four-song debut. The full-length will be released on a yet-to-be-determined label.

NIGHT  DEMON Live Dates:

09/14 @ Bombay – Ventura, CA (Record Release Show!)

10/16 @ Malone’s – Santa Ana, CA w/ Diamond Head & Raven

10/17 @ The Vex Arts – Los Angeles, CA w/ Diamond Head & Raven

10/20 @ The Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas,  NV w/ Diamond Head & Raven

10/25 @ The Creekside – Santa Barbara, CA

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This California trio, featuring members of THE FUCKING WRATH, first started making noise in 2011. It didn’t take long for the band to make a name for themselves with trad-metal maniacs from across the globe. In fact, shortly after establishing an online presence via Bandcamp, the organizers of Germany’s Keep It True Festival offered NIGHT DEMON a place on the fest’s 2014 line-up.

British metallic stylings reminiscent of Angel Witch, Raven and Iron Maiden are kicked into overdrive with an edgier and gritter dose of American venom. Consider NIGHT DEMON mandatory listening for any NWOBHM fan. The Shadow Kingdom Records CD release is remastered from the digital version and offers an undeniably superior sound.

A video for the song “Night Demon,” filmed, directed and produced by the band, is now playing below:

The band’s self-titled EP was made available on August 6th and can be purchased at http://www.store.shadowkingdomrecords.com.

Critical Praise:

“…raw, ass kicking metal.” - Sounds From the Mead Hall

“The call to join Night Demon’s ritual should be heeded by all those who can trace their metal roots back to the Eighties, or anyone who appreciates metal from the days when the only available prefix was heavy.” - BlackSundayMagazine.net

“Look out for this band; they have something special…” - AveNoctum.com

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* Read the Metal Odyssey review for the NIGHT DEMON EP, by clicking the link below!

NIGHT DEMON – S/T EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on June 25, 2013.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For More Info On NIGHT DEMON:

Facebook: Night Demon

http://www.nightdemon.net

Shadow Kingdom Records - Large Logo!

SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS:

http://shadowkingdomrecords.com

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LONG LIVE NIGHT DEMON.

Stone.

KISS – KISSONLINE’S “NOTHIN’ TO LOSE” POSTER GIVEAWAY; NEW BOOK RELEASES SEPTEMBER 10TH!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Nothin' To Lose - book cover promo pic

In stores September 10, 2013, Nothin’ to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) chronicles, for the first time, the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS, culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album Alive!

To celebrate this book release, KISSONLINE and Harper Collins are giving away posters to 400 random winners. 10 of the 400 will be signed by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley!

Enter to win now at: http://www.kissonline.com/contest/NTLpostergiveaway.

Please provide accurate address information as we will ship the winners’ posters using the information provided in your entry.

Good luck, and be sure to pick up your copy of Nothin’ To Lose at Amazon: Amazon

or Barnes & Noble: Barnes & Noble

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(Source: KISS Facebook)

* For More Info On KISS:

Facebook: KISS

http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

ICED EARTH – A Studio Update From The Legendary Jon Schaffer

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Facebook of ICED EARTH:

“Metal Heads!

We have completed recording, mixing, and mastering for the new album “Plagues of Babylon.” It’s been a long summer, but a very productive one. I am very proud of my band mates! Everyone kicked ass, and we made a really special record.

Now, it’s time to try to rest for a few “minutes” before the next chapter of world touring begins.

Best to you all! We will see our European friends on the road with our brothers in Volbeat, then the rest of you on the Worldwide Plagues Tour 2014!”

Jon Schaffer

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Jon Schaffer – Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Vocals

Stu Block – Lead Vocals

Troy Seele – Lead Guitar

Luke Appleton – Bass Guitar

Raphael Saini – Drums

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* For related ICED EARTH articles:

ICED EARTH – EUROPEAN TOUR 2014 – DATES, CITIES & VENUES ANNOUNCED!

ICED EARTH – New Studio Album “Plagues Of Babylon” Releasing October 2013

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey, on April 29, 2013.

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Iced Earth - Live In Ancient Kourion - promo cover

ICED EARTH – LIVE IN ANCIENT KOURION IS OUT NOW! IT’S A LIVE METAL GEM!

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* For More Info On ICED EARTH:

Facebook: Iced Earth

http://www.icedearth.com

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

KISS – SOLO PAPERBACKS IN STORES NOW!

Posted in books, classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on August 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - solo paperbacks - promo pic - 2013

KISS – Four tales featuring the individual fantasy persona of KISS on solo adventures are collected in this trade paperback.

The Four-Who-Are-One go it alone! The Demon, Starchild, Celestial, and Catman each get the spotlight shined on them in four individual tales by writers Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz, who are joined by artists Angel Medina, Tone Rodriguez, and Alan Robinson.

The KISS SOLO paperback is in stores everywhere now!

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(Source: KISS)

* For More Info On KISS:

http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

DORO – To Perform 2 Special Shows In Her Hometown Of Düsseldorf, Germany, May 2 – 3, 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Doro - 30 Years Strong And Proud - promo flyer - #1 - dusseldorf - 2013

On May 2nd and 3rd, 2014 DORO will celebrate her “30 Years – Strong & Proud” Anniversary with 2 special shows in her hometown of Düsseldorf, Germany. A party you do NOT want to miss!

DORO says: “The first night will be classic with an orchestra – as the fans got to know and love it ten years ago through the Classic Diamonds-Tour. The second night will be a Full-Power Rock show with all Highlights from 30 years of DORO and several special guests, who accompanied me in the course of my career.”

Ticket sales at www.metaltix.com

The Relexa-Hotel at Düsseldorf-Airport is partner hotel to the DORO Shows in Düsseldorf and is now offering rooms from 84€ (incl. Breakfast and Shuttle-Service) for fans from around the world. Booking and Info available at: http://www.relexa-hotel-duesseldorf.de/ — at Congress Center Düsseldorf (CCD).

Doro - Raise Your Fist - promo album cover!!

RAISE YOUR FIST Is OUT NOW WORLDWIDE via Nuclear Blast Records.

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(Source: Facebook DORO)

* For More Info On DORO:

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, THE QUEEN OF HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

STRYPER – 2013 TOUR DATES!

Posted in christian heavy metal, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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STRYPER – Below are the dates, cities and venues where the prodigious STRYPER will be playing their legendary Heavy Metal live! Take a Metal look below to see if STRYPER will be Rockin’ in your area! Metal be thy name!

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JUNE 28, 2013

UNITED STATES

THE GRANADA THEATER

DALLAS, TX

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JUNE 29, 2013

UNITED STATES

WAREHOUSE LIVE BALLROOM

HOUSTON, TX

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JULY 12, 2013

UNITED STATES

CASINO BALLROOM

HAMPTON BEACH, NH

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JULY 13, 2013

UNITED STATES

BB KINGS

NEW YORK, NY

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JULY 14, 2013

UNITED STATES

THE CHANCE

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

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JULY 16, 2013

UNITED STATES

MEXICALI LIVE

MICHAEL SWEET & OZ FOX ACOUSTIC

TEANECK, NJ

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JULY 19, 2013

CANADA

THE ROCKPILE

TORONTO, ON

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JULY 20, 2013 NEW DATE!

UNITED STATES

DIESEL CONCERT LOUNGE

CHESTERFIELD, MI

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AUGUST 9, 2013

UNITED STATES

TAILGATER’S

BOLINGBROOK, IL

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AUGUST 10, 2013

UNITED STATES

WISCONSIN STATE FAIR

WEST ALLIS, WI

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AUGUST 14, 2013

UNITED STATES

WHISKY A GO GO

MICHAEL SWEET & OZ FOX ACOUSTIC

HOLLYWOOD, CA

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AUGUST 15, 2013

UNITED STATES

THE COACH HOUSE

MICHAEL SWEET & OZ FOX ACOUSTIC

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA

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AUGUST 16, 2013

UNITED STATES

CLUB MADRID @ SUNSET STATION CASINO

MICHAEL SWEET & OZ FOX ACOUSTIC

LAS VEGAS, NV

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OCTOBER 20, 2013 NEW DATE!

UNITED STATES

SCULLEY’S SHOOTERS

MICHAEL SWEET & OZ FOX ACOUSTIC

NORTH PLATTE, NE

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STRYPER:

Michael Sweet – Lead Vocals & Guitar

Robert Sweet – Drums

Oz Fox – Guitar & Vocals

Timothy Gaines – Bass & Vocals

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

Facebook: Stryper Music

For VIP Packages, click here: http://www.stryper.com

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LONG LIVE STRYPER.

Stone.

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