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JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR: First Ever Official Reissue Of The Same Titled Studio Album From 1989 Out In September!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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First official CD reissue of the same titled JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR studio album from 1989 (so-called “Orange Album”), will be released by Skol Records on September 12, 2014. The album has been remastered from the original studio tapes, and includes all 13 tracks from that recording session, for the first time ever. Package will include thick booklet, and brand new exclusive artwork painted by Alexander Von Wieding (MANILLA ROAD, CLOVEN HOOF, RAZOR etc.). First 500 copies will be available as Double Disc Edition (2CD), incl. complete live album recorded at the legendary KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL in Germany (mixed and mastered by Tarek Maghary of MAJESTY), with some of the best JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR songs in live versions, performed by the current BURNING STARR line up feat. musicians known from VIRGIN STEELE, MANOWAR, JOE LYNN TURNER BAND and CRYSTAL VIPER.

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Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR, is an American Power Metal band formed in 1985 by the ex VIRGIN STEELE member and guitar wizard Jack Starr. After doing 4 classic albums in the ’80s: “Rock The American Way” (1985) “No Turning Back!” (1986), “Blaze Of Glory” (1987) and “Jack Starr’s Burning Starr” (same titled, so-called “orange album” from 1989), the band returned with a new line up feat. Jack Starr (guitar), Ned Meloni (bass guitar, ex JOE LYNN TURNER band, ex DEVIL CHILDE and PHANTOM LORD), Kenny Rhino Earl (drums, ex MANOWAR) and Todd Michael Hall (vocals, also in RIOT V), and released the well received comeback album titled “Defiance” in 2009. Two years later the band established their position on the market as of one of the best US Power Metal acts with their next studio album, titled “Land Of The Dead”. BURNING STARR concert lineup is completed by rhythm guitarist Marta Gabriel, frontwoman of the Polish Heavy Metal act CRYSTAL VIPER.

Watch the “Sands Of Time” video clip: http://youtu.be/Lk0bpTmEJ7E

Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR is currently working on a brand new studio album titled “Stand Your Ground”, (scheduled for release in early 2015), and announced short European Tour:

12-09-2014 – Club Circolo Colony, Brescia, Italy

13-09-2014 – Swordbrothers Festival, Germany

14-09-2014 – An Club, Athens, Greece

15-09-2014 – Thesaloniki, Greece

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* For more info on Jack Starr’s Burning Starr:

Facebook: Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR (official)

Website: jackstarrsburningstarr.com

Source:

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Website: http://www.skolrecords.com

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LONG LIVE JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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LONEWOLF – Added To Massacre Records Family!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Massacre Records:

The history of LONEWOLF, hailing from Grenoble (France), began back in 1992. They played True Heavy Metal since the very beginning and soon released several demo tapes as well as a 7” and recorded even an album, which unfortunately never got released and is referred to as “the lost album”. Following a bad experience with a French label, LONEWOLF split up in 1996.

They came back in 2000, along with the demo “March Into The Arena”, which was re-released as the band’s debut album via Goi Music in 2001.

The second album “Unholy Paradise” followed two years later. “Made In Hell” was released in 2008 via Eat Metal, followed by “The Dark Crusade” in 2009 (via Kathargo Records/Killer Metal Records). The band’s latest albums are “Army Of The Damned” (2012, Napalm Records) and “The Fourth And Final Horseman” (2013, Napalm Records).

LONEWOLF were the first French band ever to play in Greece and were opening act for Grave Digger at their first gig in France. During the past decade, LONEWOLF went on headliner EU tour w/ Dragonsfire and Iron Fate in 2011 and were part of the “Wolfsnächte Tour” 2012, along with Powerwolf, Stormwarrior and Mystic Prophecy. They also played at festivals such as the Up The Hammers (GR), Headbangers Open Air (GER), Hard Rock Session (FR), Beastival (DE) or the Metalfest Open Airs (DE and AT).

LONEWOLF’s new album “Cult Of Steel” will be released in autumn 2014 via Massacre Records!

LONEWOLF:

Jens Börner – Guitar, Lead Vocals

Alex Hilbert – Lead Guitar

Rikki Mannhard – Bass

Bubu Brunner – Drums

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http://www.massacre-records.com

Massacre Records MP3 Download Store: http://massacre.musiclogistics.net

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* For more info on LONEWOLF:

http://www.facebook.com/lonewolfdivision

http://twitter.com/lonewolffrance

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LONG LIVE LONEWOLF.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – Happy METAL Birthday From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in birthdays, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Today, June 14th, is the birthday of a Metal icon; a powerful, true Metal warrior, a pioneer of Speed Metal, Horror Metal and Dark Metal. The Metal staff at Metal Odyssey hereby declares, with Metal pride:

HAPPY

METAL

BIRTHDAY

KING

DIAMOND! 

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* For more info on KING DIAMOND:

Facebook: King Diamond

Website: http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com/

http://www.twitter.com/realkingdiamond

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LONG LIVE KIND DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

KAINE – Premiere New Track “Solidarity” From Forthcoming Album “The Waystone”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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British traditional heavy metal band Kaine have just made their new track “Solidarity” available for streaming and download on their Bandcamp page.

The track is available for immediate download for everyone who pre-orders their new CD. Alternatively the track can be downloaded by itself for £1. The album is due to be released on August 1st 2014 and pre-orders are set to ship on July 22 2014.

Stream the track and pre-order “The Waystone” at this location:


http://kaine.bandcamp.com/album/the-waystone

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KAINE:

Rage Sadler – Guitars & Vocals

Dan Mailer – Bass & Vocals

Ant Murch – Lead Guitar

Chris MacKinnon – Drums

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(Source: Dewar PR – Dewar PR Blog)

* For more info on KAINE:

Kaine Facebook

Kaine Twitter

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LONG LIVE KAINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BULLET – NEW ALBUM “STORM OF BLADES” AND EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCED!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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On September 5th (Sweden: 03.09., UK: 08.09., US: 09.09.) the new BULLET album called Storm Of Blades will hit the stores. It is their fifth longplayer and the first featuring the band’s new guitar player Alexander Lyrbo, who replaced Erik Almström in 2012.

“This is a fast and heavy back to the roots album,” the band comments. A lot of the feeling, BULLET had in the beginning, is there but with an up-to-date sound and craftsmanship.

“Now with the young blood Alex on the guitar, always thirsty for Metal, the songs ended up just like that: Heavier, faster and more raw than on previous albums. We can now at last truthfully say; this is our best album this far and most likely the rawest since the Heavy Metal Highway recording in 2002”

The album title Storm Of Blades came up during a soundcheck before a show last year. “We wanted to make the toughest Bulletsong ever and this riff popped up. The first impression was the image of knifes falling from the sky and the title »Storm Of Blades« was born. To make this song the title track of our new album became a must as it is a tale about destruction, apocalypse and horror!”

Storm Of Blades was recorded during December/January 2014 and April/May 2014 at the Pama Studio in Torsås, Sweden. Produced by BULLET and Magnus “Mankan” Sedenberg.

Right after some summer festivals and the album release, BULLET will be on the road again, along with two well-chosen support bands. “Stallion and Striker will be our fellow hell raisers on the first leg, and this tour should not let a fan of Heavy Metal music down. We will raise hell, we will drink beer, we will bang our heads together and kill grunge… again! Prepare for the storm of blades!”

Tour of Blades over Europe 2014

BULLET with support: STRIKER & STALLION

Presented by Rock Hard, Rocks, Guitar, Musix, Noizeletter, Metalnews.de & Blast

18.09.14 D Osnabrück Bastard Club
19.09.14 D Wiesau Storm Crusher Festival
20.09.14 D München Backstage
22.09.14 CH Zürich Komplex Club
23.09.14 F Luynes / Aix Le Korigan
24.09.14 ES Barcelona Razzmatazz 3
25.09.14 ES Madrid Sala Caracol
26.09.14 ES Zaragoza Centro Civico Dalicias
29.09.14 F Paris Glazert
30.09.14 BE Antwerpen Kavka
01.10.14 NL Tilburg Little Devil
02.10.14 D Stuttgart Cann
03.10.14 D Siegburg Kubana
04.10.14 D Bochum Matrix
05.10.14 D Frankfurt Nachtleben
06.10.14 CZ Prag Storm Club
07.10.14 AT Wien Escape
09.10.14 D Berlin K17
10.10.14 D Hamburg Markhalle
11.10.14 D Dittigheim Sporthalle
12.10.14 D Lindau Vaudeville

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on BULLET:

Facebook: BULLET

Website: http://www.bullet.nu

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE BULLET.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

Unspeakable Axe Records To Release ALGEBRA’s “Feed The Ego” On Sept. 2nd, 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Unspeakable Axe Records has announced the September 2nd release of Feed the Ego, from Swiss thrashers ALGEBRA.

ALGEBRA is superficially an unusual moniker for a thrash band, calling to mind mathematical precision and maybe pencil-snapping frustration rather than the blitzkrieg attack of Slayer, et al. But as one absorbs Swiss thrash machine ALGEBRA’s music, the name makes increasingly more sense. Both the math and the anger are here – the former in the unreasonably tight playing, complex riffs and spiraling lead work; and the latter in the lyrics, which tackle all manner of modern-day frustrations.

Take for example the opening track “Survival Nowadays.” Over a pummeling riff assault reminiscent of Sepultura, Testament, Coroner and more, the gruff vocalist barks about what life in 2014 has done to humankind. And it’s not a pretty picture. We are soft, we are lazy, we are complacent. The song is criticism honed to a knife’s edge. It would be hard to swallow if it didn’t sound so damn good.

The aforementioned “Survival Nowadays” can be heard below:

ALGEBRA’s debut album was self-released in 2012 and reissued by Stormspell Records afterward. Now they will follow that up with their sophomore effort. Feed The Ego satiates thrash-hungry listeners with nine aggressively complicated calculations, all mixed and mastered by Andy Classen. Unspeakable Axe Records will release this album on September 2nd, 2014.

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Feed The Ego – Track Listing:

Survival Nowadays

Prisoner Outdoors

Necessary Evil

My Shelf

Profound Guilt

Feed me More

Ego System

The Fort Broke

Monotask

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ALGEBRA:

www.facebook.com/Algebrathrash

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Website: www.unspeakableaxerecords.com

www.facebook.com/UnspeakableAxeRecords

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LONG LIVE ALGEBRA.

ALGEBRA KICKS THRASH METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

SABATON – ENTERS WORLD CHART TOP 10

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the SABATON Facebook page:

We are amazed and to be honest a bit shocked to announce that our new album “Heroes” entered the World Chart at position nr 9. That means that Sabaton is currently one of the top 10 best-selling artists, in the world!

And this is ALL BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT! – Which of the new songs do you want to hear live?

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* For more info on SABATON:

Facebook: Sabaton

Website: www.sabaton.net

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LONG LIVE SABATON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

TANK “War Nation” Music Video And Album Are: Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , , on May 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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TANK – The title track, from TANKS’s 2012 War Nation album boasts a Melodic Metal ride that sends me off into Metal La-la land. A grand Classic Metal sound and vibe TANK has carried on, with this entire War Nation album! The timeless vocals of the legendary Doogie White soars on this title track and throughout this album, truly one of his finest Metal performances on his impressive Metal resume. In my Metal opinion.

Guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans are a powerhouse duo for my ears to savor! If this War Nation album had been released back in the mid to late 80’s, I firmly believe (nearly) every Metalhead alive would have owned and bragged about it. No matter how I slice or dice it, this 2012 version of TANK thrills me and I make no excuses for being psyched-out by it all. Crank up War Nation and hail Metal! Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track Listing: War Nation, Song Of The Dead, Hammer And Nails, Don’t Dream In The Dark, Grace Of God, Dreamer, Justice For All, Wings Of Heaven, State Of The Union, Hard Road, War Machine (live bonus track), Feast Of The Devil (live bonus track), W.M.L.A. (acoustic version/bonus track)

TANK – War Nation Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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Preview and purchase War Nation on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/war-nation/id531153916

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War Nation was released via Metal Mind Productions.

* For more info on TANK:

Facebook: Tank

Website: www.tankofficial.com

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LONG LIVE TANK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

REAPER – German Metal Warriors Signs To Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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REAPER – Photo credit: Leif Lohne

From Massacre Records:

We’re delighted to announce the signing of REAPER from Germany!

The journey of REAPER began back in 1984 when Peter “Onkel Eff” Fickert (drums), Andreas Maus (guitar), Robert Kölling (guitar) und Matthias “Mäfju” Kraft (bass) decided to make music together. Within the first months, Robert Kölling was replaced by Daniel Zimmermann and singer Thomas Bennecke joined the band’s ranks.

Soon after the band’s formation, the band started to release first demos as well as the debut album “Beyond All Time” in 1990 via Bellaphon. The studio albums “The Years Within” (1992 via Mausoleum) and “Gardens Of Seth” (2009 via STF Records) followed, as well as other demos and CD Compilations.

The band’s line-up changed in the following years, currently featuring Daniel Zimmermann (lead vocals, guitar), Matthias Kraft (bass, backing vocals), Benni Lodewig (guitar, backing vocals) and Jan Breede (drums).

In the past 30 years, REAPER played a lot of gigs and were part of festivals such as the Ragnarock Open Air, Power Of Metal Festival, Masters Of Cassel and Swordbrothers Festival.

REAPER’s upcoming 4th full-length album “An Atheist Monument” is set to be released in late July via Massacre Records!

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* For more info on REAPER:

http://www.reaper.de

http://www.facebook.com/ReaperMetal

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LONG LIVE REAPER.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

UnKured Tour Announcement

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

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Ohio’s UnKured are excited to announce a mini-tour in May 2014 with Lysura!

UnKured’s bassist Ben Stanton had the following to say about the tour:

 “We’re pumped to be going out with Lysura for this tour. Everyone that goes is in for two very unique bands. Unkured will be playing all new material and Lysura will have new music as well. So if you love true metal I expect to see you there!”

Tour dates are as follows:

May 9th, Cleveland OH – Taxidermy Palace

May 10th Pittsburgh PA – TBD

May 12th Brooklyn NYC – The Acheron

May 13th Cambridge MA – Middle East

In further UnKured news, the band recently streamed their EP “As Reality Melts” at Metalunderground.com. You can check out the stream here.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on UnKured:

UnKured Facebook

UnKured Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE UNKURED.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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.

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

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, world news 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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Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

Website: http://www.ear-music.net

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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)

* For More Info On PAPA ROACH:

http://www.paparoach.com

Facebook: Papa Roach

http://www.twitter.com/paparoach

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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

Jan Kuehnemund - publicity pic - 2013 - #1

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!

U.D.O. - Group Photo - 2013 - #1 - promo

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.

U.D.O. - Band Logo - large!

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

Killer Dwarfs - Reunion Show - Rockville East - Oct - 4 - promo flyer

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

Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon - promo cover pic

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.

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