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DAVE BROCKIE – aka Oderus Urungus, GWAR Founding Member, Vocalist And Artist, Passes Away At Age 50

Posted in art, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, horror, horror metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo: Dave Brockie – The Art Of David Brockie Facebook

Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, founding member, lead vocalist, songwriter and multi-talent for the world-famous Metal band GWAR, passed away at his residence in Richmond, Virginia, on March 23, 2014. Dave Brockie was also famously known as a successful artist: http://www.theartofdavebrockie.com/.

At the time this post was written, no cause of death had been confirmed. Dave Brockie’s untimely death has been confirmed by the band’s manager, Jack Flanagan.

GWAR are also signed to Metal Blade Records and have released 13 studio albums, going back to 1988′s Hell-o!. Along with their critically acclaimed albums, performances and live stage shows, GWAR’s fan following stretches across generations as well as globally.

Metal Odyssey extends the deepest condolences to the family, bandmates, friends and fans of Dave Brockie. His legendary contributions to the world of Metal Music and Horror imagery/art will forever be missed and never forgotten.

GWAR Website:

http://www.gwar.net

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Above Photo: Dave Brockie as Oderus Urungus

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DAVE BROCKIE

August 30, 1963 – March 23, 2014

Stone.

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FROM HELL Presents Epic Horror Concept Album ‘Ascent From Hell’ – Featuring Metal Icons Paul Bostaph of Slayer, Damien Sisson of Death Angel and Steve Smyth of Nevermore, Testament, and Forbidden – To Be Released April 8th, 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, horror metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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“A corpse wakes up in Hell and finds out he cannot rest and must return to the land of the living to find his soul that still lives on inside the body of a priest and drag it back to Hell. When the moon turns red, you must walk with The Walking Dead.”

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Oakland, California – FROM HELL is a new horror concept heavy metal band. Their debut release on Scourge Records on April 8th, 2014 is called Ascent From Hell and it is as heavy as it is epic! FROM HELL is the brainchild of George Anderson aka Aleister Sinn, the live narrator of this horror story. This project began in 2007 after his previous band Down Factor with then drummer Ramon Ochoa, Brooks Rocco on guitar and Waylon Ford on bass broke-up. Interested in putting a different type of band together that was not involved in politics, George formed FROM HELL to tell horror stories in the vein of King Diamond. Every song is in some way linked to all of the other songs and when each album starts, they don’t stop until the very end.

After several line-up changes, during the recording of the first album, George enlisted some amazing players to record with him in FROM HELL. For this debut recording, metal icons Paul Bostaph from Slayer on drums, Steve Smyth from Nevermore on lead guitar and Damien Sisson from Death Angel on bass were recruited to make this record happen. This recording is diabolically epic, and heavy as Hell! Every song is different from the next, covering many genres of metal; from thrash metal and black metal to death metal and doom metal. This album is as dynamic as metal can be!

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Also participating in this recording is Phil Bennett of the iconic rock band Starship, playing piano on the track Dead Reckoning and a 22-piece choir, The Pacific Mozart Ensemble on four other tracks. Establishing new ground, this record has the first recorded blast beat by Paul Bostaph, orchestrated with shredding guitar solos from Steve Smyth and heavy melodic & syncopated bass by Damien Sisson.

Produced by George Anderson and Steve “Snake” Green, guitar player from Skinlab, a Century Media recording artist, this recording is a theatrical 70 minutes long with segues in between each song to give additional detail to this horror story. With songs like The Walking Dead, Soul Crusher, Nun With A Gun and Ascent From Hell, this record will take you on a heavy metal horror ride to Hell!

As one can imagine, with so many legendary players in its ranks, it is hard to schedule live performances. There is a CD Release/Listening Party and signing event scheduled for early April 2014 in Oakland, California. FROM HELL will tour the West Coast and select East Coast markets to support the release of Ascent From Hell in the summer and fall of 2014. FROM HELL’s show will include a few different guest performers and members of the band who play in other bands will perform as their touring and recording schedules allow.

Visit the band’s website www.fromhell.net or www.scourgerecords.com for more information and future tour dates.

FROM HELL – Ascent From Hell to be released Physically and Digitally worldwide on April 8th, 2014.

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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LONG LIVE FROM HELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE HORROR.

Stone.

GHOUL – Masked Mutants Of Creepsylvania To Release Hang Ten Via Tankcrimes; Band To Headline Night One Of Brainsqueeze Fest

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, horror metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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In recognition of that holiest of holy days, Record Store Day, the masked mutants in GHOUL are releasing Hang Ten, a limited edition six-song (mostly) instrumental 10″ EP. Featuring guest vocals from Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan) as Henchman #1 and the inimitable R.A. MacLean (ex-Deadbolt) as Kreeg, alongside Digestor, Cremator, Fermentor, Dissector and The Moron Cavern-Shackled Choir.

Hang Ten was recorded by Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (birthing home of SplatterhashSplatterthrash and Transmission Zero), mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering and sports cover art by Sean Aaberg of Pork Magazine.

Surely an anomaly in GHOUL‘s catalog, the EP features songs written exclusively in their unique brand of surf metal the quartet has previously only dabbled in. Hang Ten picks up right whereTransmission Zero left off, relaying the tale of a Creepsylvania in tatters, and the terrible power struggle that ensues between two vicious motorcycle gangs. Noted Cambridge University musical anthropologist Dr. Mantle Bannister PhD had this to say about this odd assortment of tenebrous tunes: “Why, it’s quite remarkable. I’ve never heard the like. Is it surf? Not quite. Is it metal? Maybe. Is it jazz? No, that’s a stupid question, unfit for a real life noted musical anthropologist such as myself. It’s from Creepsylvania, you say? Ghastly country. Absolutely crawling with gypsies. Say, old chap, who let you in to my office?”

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Hang Ten 10″ Track Listing:

1. The Midnight Ride of the Cannibals MC

2. Kreeg

3. Sidehackers

4. Hang Ten

5. Blood on the Street

6. It Was a Very Good Year

Hang Ten will be released on April 19, 2014 via Tankcrimes Records. Peep the artwork at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, GHOUL will headline the first night of this year’s edition of Brainsqueeze Fest. Set to take place April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli’s Mile High Club, which will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show, the mammoth event features more than a dozen acts including Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Negative Approach. Fucked Up and Cannabis Corpse as well as a gaggle of new Tankcrimes releases to be revealed in the coming weeks! Get your riot gear ready. For more info, point your browser HERE.

Further GHOULish missives to be unearthed in the coming days. Until then, wither.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on GHOUL:

Ghoul (Official)

http://www.creepsylvania.com

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http://www.tankcrimes.com

http://www.facebook.com/tankcrimes

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LONG LIVE GHOUL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEATHLESS LEGACY “Rise From The Grave” – Horror Metal Band’s Debut Album Releases January 3rd, 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, horror, horror metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Deathless Legacy - Rise From The Grave - promo album pic - 2013

“Rise From the Grave” is the first album from the Italian Horror Metal band Deathless Legacy. 10 creepy powerful songs adorned with industrial synth and a taste of hammond, to evoke the inner wishes and fears of all the human-beings walking on this world. Their music is plenty of horror, as their presence on stage: all dressed up and made up like evil immortal spirits, they drip horror aspects from every point of view, including music and atmospheres. “Rise from the grave” mixes heavy, speed and Gothic Metal sounds, giving birth to a new experience of Horror Music: you’ll be scared and exalted, believe the monsters!

Watch the album trailer below for:

RISE FROM THE GRAVE

RISE FROM THE GRAVE – Track Listing:

01 – Will-o’-the wisp

02 – Queen of Necrophilia

03 – Bow to the porcellan altar

04 – Octopus

05 – Killergeist

06 – Flamenco de la muerte

07 – Spiders

08 – Devil’s Thane

09 – Death Challenge

10 – Step into the mist

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* For more info on DEATHLESS LEGACY:

Website: http://www.deathlesslegacy.it/

Facebook: Deathless

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Facebook: Danse Macabre Records

Website: http://www.dansemacabre-group.com

(Source: Inner Enclave Promotions)

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LONG LIVE DEATHLESS LEGACY.

LONG LIVE HORROR METAL.

Stone.

STONE SAYS: HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL OF YOU METALHEADS, GHOULS AND FIENDS!

Posted in halloween, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, movies, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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MISFITS – The Devils Rain (2011 – Misfits Records)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2013!

To ALL of you gouls, fiends, hell rats, maggots, Metalheads, Punks, children of the damned, underground dwellers and evil ambassadors from the dark side…

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PINHEAD FROM HELLRAISER

MAY THIS HALLOWEEN TEAR ROCK YOUR SOUL APART!! 

DON’T FORGET TO…

PULL OUT YOUR VINYL AND/OR CD’S OF THESE POWER METAL PIONEERS:

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DON’T FORGET TO PLAY THESE ICONIC BANDS LOUD:

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AND… CHECK OUT A 1950′S HORROR FILM CLASSIC OR TWO!

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I Married A Monster From Outer Space – Original 1958 Movie Poster (Paramount Pictures)

SOME METAL ODYSSEY HALLOWEEN TIPS:

1. Crank up some MISFITS.

2. Crank up some KING DIAMOND.

3. Crank up some WEDNESDAY 13.

4. Crank up some SIX FEET UNDER.

5. Crank up some SATYRICON.

6. Crank up some KISS.

7. Eat as much damn candy as you wish and party safe.

8. DO NOT be a fool and drink and drive.

9. Watch super scary-as-hell slasher movies.

10. Go outside at/after midnight and look for Bigfoot, ghosts and/or UFO’s.

AND… NOW… BELOW… FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN LISTENING ENJOYMENT… HERE’S DEMON IN THE MIRROR FROM THE LEGENDARY… WITCH CROSS!! METAL BE THY NAME!

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OKAY… SINCE Y’ALL WANT MORE, Y’ALL CAN GET PSYCHED OUT BY AND PLAY VERY LOUD… THE NEW, TERROR FILLED MUSIC VIDEO, VOICES OF THE DEAD, FROM COLUMBUS, OHIO’S VERY OWN: PHANTOM 13! WHOA!!

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STAY SAFE!

LONG LIVE HALLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

LONG LIVE PHANTOM 13.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

GWAR – Support The GWAR Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Extravaganza

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

GWAR - Super Bowl XLIX - promo flyer - 2013

As reported on the GWAR Facebook page:

This is the actual signing page for the petition to get GWAR to play the Super Bowl, which is growing by about 5000 signatures a day… I think we need about two million so lets get on it!

https://www.change.org/petitions/the-national-football-league-allow-gwar-to-perform-the-2015-super-bowl-halftime-show

GWAR - Battle Maximus - promo cover pic!

BATTLE MAXIMUS OUT NOW!!!

New album “Battle Maximus” available now here:

www.metalblade.com/gwar

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* For More Info On GWAR:

Facebook: Gwar

http://www.gwar.net

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METAL BLADE RECORDS:

http://www.metalblade.com

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LONG LIVE GWAR.

LONG LIVE THE SUPER BOWL.

Stone.

PHANTOM 13 “Voices Of The Dead” (Official Music Video) Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in horror, horror metal, horror punk, horror rock, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news, shock rock with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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PHANTOM 13 – Columbus is the capital and largest city in the grand state of Ohio. Columbus is also home to PHANTOM 13. This Horror Punk band has a rabid following and rightfully so; for PHANTOM 13 delivers the Horror and Shock with quality written original songs to scare the hell out of you. No Shock Rock fan of Misfits, Danzig, Wednesday 13, Balzac or even Rob Zombie should ignore the frightening and contagious sound of PHANTOM 13.

Take a listen and look below to the official music video for PHANTOM 13′s Voices Of The Dead; the first single from their Out For Blood CD. Voices Of The Dead ROCKS, tears apart tranquility and tells of unspeakable truths of speaking to the dead. Beware… there’s nowhere to hide or run to… your time has run out, cause… 

Voices Of The Dead Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Metal be thy name!

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* Purchase PHANTOM 13 merch by clicking links below! 

http://phantomthirteen.com/

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/phantom13

* For Past PHANTOM 13 Features On Metal Odyssey:

PHANTOM 13 – Needs YOUR Help To Save Their Van; Big Repair Bill Leaves Van Idle

PHANTOM 13 – “Days Of The Dead” Live Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

PHANTOM 13 – Wanna See My PHANTOM 13 Autographed CD? It’s Really Cool…

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey, on May 13, 2013, April 11, 2013 and February 28, 2013.

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* For More Info On PHANTOM 13:

Facebook: Phantom 13

http://www.phantomthirteen.com

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LONG LIVE PHANTOM 13.

LONG LIVE HORROR METAL.

LONG LIVE HORROR PUNK.

Stone.

GHOUL – “Intermediate Level Hard-Core” Streaming In Full, Courtesy Of Decibel

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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With its official physical release upon us, Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Intermediate Level Hard-Core, the latest covers EP from splatterthrash death dealers GHOUL, in its entirety!

Featuring five tracks of gristly hardcore/punk reverence, Intermediate Level Hard-Coreoffers GHOULified versions of tunes from GWAR, Fearless Iranians From Hell, Willful Neglect, N.O.T.A, and Dayglo Abortions. Said Decibel of the tunes on deck, “Intermediate Level Hard-Core makes us want to run through a cemetery, skateboard in hand, climb a fence, and rage the curb blocks on the other side.” Adds Speaker Creatures, “…don’t be an idiot and miss out on this EP. I’ve already listened to it 94 times in two days and will continue to till someone makes me listen to something else.”

Get Your GHOUL On Here: 

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-ghoul-intermediate-level-hard-core/

 

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The CD edition of Intermediate Level Hard-Core will be released on August 20, 2013 via Tankcrimes Records. The EP is currently available digitally for three stinkin’ bucks. Order yours now at:

http://downloads.tankcrimes.com/album/intermediate-level-hard-core

The vinyl 12″ comes in solid red and is currently available here:

http://www.bluecollardistro.com/tankcrimes/product_info.php?products_id=8327&cPath=1597_1624&store=0

Finally, you can download the band’s outstanding rendition of GWAR’s “Americanized” for FREE HERE:

http://downloads.tankcrimes.com/track/americanized

Additionally, the Creepsylvanian masked miscreants will terrorize Oakland next month alongside Fang at Eli’s Mile High Club five-year-anniversary party. Oakland residents, bring a raincoat and a shovel! Can’t make it to Eli’s? Check out below, the debauchery at the band’s last show in Portland headlining the Northwest Black Circle Fest:

GHOUL Live Actions:
9/7/2013 – Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA w/ Fang

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On GHOUL:

Facebook: Ghoul (Official)

http://www.creepsylvania.com

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Facebook: Tankcrimes

http://www.tankcrimes.com

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LONG LIVE GHOUL.

LONG LIVE TANKCRIMES.

Stone.

ZOMBIE DEATH STENCH – “The Coming Bloodbath” Is Out Now!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, horror, horror metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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ZOMBIE DEATH STENCH IS FEATURED IN THIS KILLER ISSUE (SHOWN ABOVE) OF DA-MORGUE

I have tried to locate any websites/social sites for DA-MORGUE, only with no success. Definitely an underground Horror Mag? Does this Horror Mag really exist? If anyone out there has more info on DA-MORGUE, drop a comment!! – Metal be thy name… Stone 

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NEW ALBUM FROM ZOMBIE DEATH STENCH, THE COMING BLOODBATH, WAS RELEASED ON MARCH 26TH, 2013, VIA TURKEY VULTURE RECORDS / DISTRIBUTED BY BUNGALO RECORDS & UMG

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ZOMBIE DEATH STENCH – BAND BIO:

ZOMBIE DEATH STENCH doesn’t fit into any one specific genre of Metal, instead playing what they like to call “Horror Metal.” Mixed within and between their aural assaults are cold analog keyboard sounds that are evocative of Horror and Sci-Fi films of the late 70′s and 80′s. Their music is cold, dark, violent and ugly. There is nothing flashy, nothing pretty and nothing about it is clean. It is Metal in its purest rotting undead form. Nothing is sacred to them…only the undead.

Formed in 2007 and, after many line-up changes, the band has found their sound with the current four core members. With three albums, (Here I Die…Zombified, The Redeadening, The Coming Bloodbath) under their belt, they are weaving their way into the Metal mainstream with much more to come in the future.

ZOMBIE DEATH STENCH are from Central Valley, Bay Area, California.

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ZOMBIE DEATH STENCH:

Jason Rossetti – Lead Guitar

Sean Walusko – Rhythm Guitar, vocals

Matt Howe – Bass, vocals

Mark Burkett – Drums

Michelle “Mischa” Benge – Official ZDS model

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* (Band Bio Source: ZOMBIE DEATH STENCH Official Facebook)

* For more info on ZOMBIE DEATH STENCH:

Facebook: Zombie Death Stench (Official)

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Facebook: TURKEY VULTURE RECORDS

http://www.turkeyvulturerecords.com

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LONG LIVE ZOMBIE DEATH STENCH.

LONG LIVE DA-MORGUE MAGAZINE.

LONG LIVE TURKEY VULTURE RECORDS.

Stone.

LIZZY BORDEN – Confirmed For Skogsröjet Festival 2013

Posted in Hard Rock, horror metal, horror rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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LIZZY BORDEN confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival. The Skogsröjet festival takes place on the 26-27th of July 2013. The place for the festival is Rejmyre, located 40 kilometers from Norrköping Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are Twisted SisterHELLOWEEN, KREATOR, Lordi, Lita Ford, Dark Tranquillity, Pretty  Maids and many more! For more information and tickets http://skogsrojet.se/

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Lizzy Borden – Vocals

Joey Scott – Drums

Marten Andersson – Bass

Dario Lorina – Guitar

LIZZY BORDEN - HELLOWEEN - Skogsrojet festival - promo flyer - 2013

* For more info on LIZZY BORDEN:

http://www.lizzyborden.com/

Facebook: Lizzy Borden

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LONG LIVE LIZZY BORDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BUTCHER BABIES – To Perform At Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare On October 26th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, horror metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Butcher Babies - Great American Nightmare - promo flyer - Oct - 2013

As reported on the BUTCHER BABIES Facebook page:

We’re excited to announce we will be performing at the ULTIMATE HORROR experience this fall: the Great American Nightmare, curated by legendary horror director Rob Zombie, at the Pomona FEARplex on Saturday October 26th!

Tix are on sale now at http://www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com/.

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BUTCHER BABIES GOLIATH IS OUT NOW!

GOLIATH Released Via Century Media, On July 9th!

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BUTCHER BABIES:

Heidi Shepherd – Vocals

Carla Harvey – Vocals

Henry Flury – Guitar

Jason Klein – Bass

Chrissy Warner – Drums

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* For more info on BUTCHER BABIES:

Facebook: Butcher Babies

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LONG LIVE BUTCHER BABIES.

LONG LIVE ROB ZOMBIE.

Stone.

BUTCHER BABIES “GOLIATH” – Debut Album Releases On July 9th, Via Century Media Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, horror metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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GOLIATH Streaming NOW At REVOLVER Magazine!

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New BUTCHER BABIES debut album Goliath is set to be released on July 9th on Century Media Records! Metal be thy name!

REVOLVER Magazine is currently streaming Goliath NOW! In it’s entirety! Click that kick-ass link below to get your ears and brain blistered into Metal bliss by BUTCHER BABIES!

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-butcher-babies-premiere-new-album-goliath.html

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GOLIATH – Track Listing:

1. I Smell A Massacre

2. Magnolia Blvd.

3. C8H18 (Gasoline)

4. Grim Sleeper

5. Goliath

6. In Denial

7. Give Me Reason

8. The Mirror Never Lies

9. Dead Poet

10. The Deathsurround

11. Axe Wound

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BUTCHER BABIES:

Heidi Shepherd – Vocals

Carla Harvey – Vocals

Henry Flury – Guitar

Jason Klein – Bass

Chrissy Warner – Drums

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* For more info on BUTCHER BABIES:

Facebook: Butcher Babies

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Century Media Records:

Facebook: Century Media Records

http://www.centurymedia.com

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REVOLVER Magazine:

Facebook: REVOLVER Magazine

http://www.revolvermag.com/

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LONG LIVE BUTCHER BABIES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – Signs Worldwide Record Deal With Metal Blade Records!

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

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Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce that Grammy Award nominated KING DIAMOND has signed a new 3 album worldwide record deal with the label.

“This is gonna be awesome! Another perfect piece of the puzzle. We have the full backup of Metal Blade, and there’s an understanding between us that goes much, much deeper than before.

Our new business setup will noticeably benefit the fans in so many ways. You must have already noticed some of all the cool new stuff that is happening.

Now we can’t wait to get out there and start touring again!”

Stay Heavy,
King Diamond

King Diamond - B&W Logo!KING DIAMOND is quite possibly the most recognizable and prolific personality ever in heavy metal. Revered by icons as big as Metallica and Pantera to inspiring new upstarts like Goatwhore; KING DIAMOND, the man and the band, have left an indelible mark on the history, and now again, the future of heavy metal.

In August of 2008, KING DIAMOND joined Metallica on stage at Ozzfest in Dallas to perform the Mercyful Fate medley made famous from the Garage, Inc. album. Additionally, KING DIAMOND was featured alongside Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister as a playable character in Guitar Hero: Metallica in 2009.

By 2012, KING DIAMOND was prepared to return to the stage for a select number of shows. The band’s triumphant return to the stage were the highlights of both the Hellfest and Sweden Rock festivals in France and Sweden. Fans at these festivals were treated to the largest and most involved stage production in the band’s storied history. Horror concepts from multiple albums were used in the décor; fans can rest-assured that this show will only get larger and more impressive at future performances.

KING DIAMOND’s 30+ year musical career is one of the most storied in history of heavy metal, but the tale is not yet over. The most recent release, 2007′s Grammy nominated album Give Me Your Soul…Please, stands as one of the most critically acclaimed albums in an already iconic discography. Future albums will feature entirely new horror stories, concepts, haunting orchestrations, and the band’s signature brand of heavy metal from the mind of KING DIAMOND and the talented group of musicians in tow: Andy La Rocque, Mike Wead, Hal Patino, and Matt Thompson. Many more albums, tours, and ventures lay ahead.

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For news, updates, and all things King Diamond, go to: www.kingdiamondcoven.com

Official King Diamond links:

http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com

http://www.kingdiamondstore.com

https://twitter.com/realkingdiamond

http://www.youtube.com/realkingdiamond

https://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondofficial

http://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondmercyfulfateofficial

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(Source: Metal Blade Records)

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LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

Stone.

Happy Metal Halloween From Metal Odyssey! 2012 Edition: Here Are Some Of My Favorite Spooky Albums & Movies…

Posted in halloween, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, holidays, horror metal, horror movies, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, science fiction movies with tags , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HAPPY METAL HALLOWEEN! Today is October 31st and Halloween 2012 is finally here! As you’ll see below, I’ve selected some of my all-time favorite spooky albums and movies, especially for all you Metal ghouls, monsters, witches, zombies and goblins out there. Enjoy!

The scary album cover at the top of this post is Orange Goblin’s fourth studio album Coup De Grace. Released back in 2002 via Rise Above Records, I highly recommend Coup De Grace from the solid-as-steel discography of Orange Goblin. This isn’t a Horror Metal album, yet it is lyrically filled with plenty of strange stories. Monkey Panic is a true Horror themed song, however. Coup De Grace contains a sensationally cool mix of Stoner Metal, Doom and a cover of the Misfits classic We Bite, (a song which adds a potent moment of Horror Punk to this album).

As with many of you out there, my favorite King Diamond album is Abigail. One of the greatest Metal concept albums ever written, structured and performed, in my Metal opinion! Released back in 1987 via Roadrunner Records, Abigail also features current and longtime Motörhead drummer Mikkey DeeAbigail is the crème de la crème of the King Diamond discography, without any Metal doubt in my mind.

What would a Metal Halloween be without the super-duper legendary IRON MAIDEN? For that matter, what would Halloween be like without IRON MAIDEN’s iconic mascot Eddie? I cringe at the thoughts! IRON MAIDEN without question, has the greatest assemblage of album covers in Heavy Metal history. Thanks to artists Derek Riggs and Melvyn Grant, Eddie’s mascot celebrity within the world of Metal is second to none.

Back on March 25th, 2010, I posted a feature titled: My Favorite Heavy Metal Album Cover Is… and you can read all about it by clicking the link below! Hint: It’s IRON MAIDEN.

MY FAVORITE HEAVY METAL ALBUM COVER IS…

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Here Are 2 Of My Favorite All-Time Scary Movies:

Directed by the ultra-legendary John Carpenter, They Live was released back in 1988 and is distributed by Universal Studios. This is a Science Fiction-Horro Film that essentially shows what our world would be like if taken over by elitist aliens. Uh, huh. Filthy rich space aliens want to take over the world!

My favorite professional wrestler of all-time is the star of They Live: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. I feel his performance in They Live was stellar, just like his wrestling career. Rowdy Roddy Piper gives plenty of hurtin’ on these white-collar space aliens, before he, um… I won’t give the ending of this fabulous movie away.

Shout! Factory will be releasing, on November 6th, 2012, a “collector’s edition” of They Live, on both DVD and Blu-ray. Check out Shout! Factory here: http://www.shoutfactory.com

Another Science Fiction thriller directed by John Carpenter! This creepy Sci-Fi film takes place in 1997 and New York City is a maximum security prison! Once you’re put inside this NYC prison, you never come out… unless you’re Snake Plissken.

Legendary actor Kurt Russell is phenomenal in his role as Snake Plissken; his mission is to rescue The President of the United States (Donald Pleasence) from this horrible prison. It’s detailed as to how this all happened! Just get this movie at all Metal costs, if you already haven’t.

Escape From New York was released back in 1981 and  distributed by AVCO Embassy Pictures.

Escape From New York also stars such other notable actors: Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Adrienne Barbeau and Isaac Hayes as The Duke of New York.

I once met the producer for Escape From New York! Debra Hill was introduced to me at a wedding I attended (somewhere) in Long Island, (sometime) back in the ’90′s. A very quick “hello” and (I think) handshake and that’s about it. That’s my “brush with fame” when it comes to this unreal terrific movie!

METAL BE THY NAME.

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HAVE A SAFE & SPOOKY HALLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE HALLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

The words “super-duper” were used in this post.

Stone.

LIZZY BORDEN – To Perform At Zwarte Cross Festival, Lichtenvoorde, Holland, on July 21, 2012

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

LIZZY BORDEN – Heavy Metal and Hard Rock legends, LIZZY BORDEN, will be performing live at the Zwarte Cross Festival in Lichtenvoorde, Holland on July 21, 2012. For more info click here>

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LIZZY BORDEN:

Lizzy Borden – vocals

Joey Scott – drums

Marten Andersson – bass

Dario Lorina – guitar

AC Alexander – guitar

For more info on LIZZY BORDEN, click on the links below!

http://www.lizzyborden.com/

http://www.youtube.com/lizzybordenband

LONG LIVE LIZZY BORDEN.

Stone.

A BAND OF ORCS – Exclusively Premier New Single “In The Keepers Chamber” via Hails And Horns Magazine!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, horror metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

The almighty A BAND OF ORCS has new tunes! The first to surface is the song “In The Keepers Chamber”, which is being exclusively premiered via Hails And Horns Magazine. Headbang here: http://www.hailsandhorns.com/streaming-2/featured-stream-a-band-of-orcs-in-the-keepers-c/

Tomorrow, A BAND OF ORCS will be playing the Headbang for the Highway Battle for Mayhem in Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon. Come out and show your support and help these Orcs get on the Rockstar Mayhem California show.

The Orcs on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ABandOfOrcs

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

LONG LIVE A BAND OF ORCS.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

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

KING DIAMOND – Metal Icon. Vocal brilliance. Lyrical mastermind. A true KING of Horror Metal. Any fan of King Diamond and/or Mercyful Fate knows what I’m talking about. My “Metal Pick Of The Day” for Friday, April 20th, 2012, is KING DIAMOND.

If you have never listened to any King Diamond or Mercyful Fate Metal in your life just yet… the time has cometh for you to realize; that you are missing out on some serious and historical Metal. You are missing out in a very profound way.

Yes, Abigail is the Metal Gem of the King Diamond discography. However, The Graveyard is one fantastically horrifying story to listen to. I’ll say this much: a young female child with a devotion to a severed head; plus it’s a severed head that is pure evil. ‘Nuff said.

Originally released back in 1996, this King Diamond album has grown on me like there is no tomorrow. I Am is my favorite song on The Graveyard, giving me the chills in a way I cannot even explain.

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For more info on KING DIAMOND, click the link below:

KING DIAMOND

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

Stone.

WEDNESDAY 13 ‘Calling All Corpses’ – Horrificus Terrificus & Damn Fun Too!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, horror metal, horror punk, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

WEDNESDAY 13 – Yes, Wednesday 13 wears his Alice Cooper “badge of influence” on his sleeve. I find it admirable, thank you. Calling All Corpses is a Horror Punk/Metal album that Alice Cooper should have made last year without any billionaire producer pulling the strings. Instead, this is a Wednesday 13 album and he uses his ghoul-given talent and cool as hell band to deliver 13 horrifying songs of thump and stomp on Calling All Corpses. These are songs that fans of Horror Metal, Horror Punk, Gothic and Hard Rock should easily get motivated to bounce up and down to, while kicking their neighbors trash cans over, under a moonlit sky.

Calling All Corpses is a party album. A crank-it-up-loud album. A “who gives a shit about the economy that our elected politicians screwed up” album. Wednesday 13 obviously realizes that Rock ‘N Roll was supposed to be (gasp) FUN in the first place and runs with it with infectious gusto. Wednesday 13 will never release an album to make you “think”, hell no. Wednesday 13 makes hard & heavy driven music to accommodate your escape from the stupid-ass stimuli that invades your space and day.

I appreciate Wednesday 13 for not trying to impress any Rock scholar out there who feels that the Rock history’s sun set and rose on 1969. The Punk fueled I Wanna Be Cremated and the hammerin’ Ghoul Of My Dreams may never get performed on any elitist Grammy stage, still, these songs have more substance than half of the audio sewage I suffered through, while listening to and watching that music comedy awards show.

It is not a ghastly move to buy Calling All Corpses and become absorbed by the Horror Punk/Metal and lyrics that spill from it. Calling All Corpses does not come across as cliché’, nor does this album ever drift off into repetitious content. If you’re looking for cliché’ and repetition, then watch a re-run of last Sunday’s Grammy Awards. This is a style of music born from good-times Rock ‘N Roll and it’s deserving of my Metal praise. Metal be thy name.

* Calling All Corpses was released  on October 11, 2011, via DevCo Entertainment.

Calling All Corpses Cast and Crew:

Wednesday 13 – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards

Roman Surman – lead guitar, background vocals

Jack Tankersley – bass, guitar, background vocals

Jason “Shakes” West – drums, background vocals

Brent Clawson – additional background vocals

Calling All Corpses – Track Listing:

Blood Fades To Black

I Wanna Be Cremated

Ghoul Of My Dreams

One Knife Stand

Calling All Corpses

Miss Morgue

Silver Bullets

Bad At Being Human

London After Midnight

Candle For The Devil

We All Die

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Blood Fades To Black (reprise)

* For more info on WEDNESDAY 13, click on the link below:

http://www.wednesday-13.com

LONG LIVE WEDNESDAY 13.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – Some Good News!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, horror metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, speed metal with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

KING DIAMOND – Ever since King Diamond had undergone open heart triple bypass surgery last year (2010), I’ve been consistently checking in on http://www.covenworldwide.org, (the official website of King Diamond / Mercyful Fate) for any new and/or good news. Here is some good news I’ve found, from December 7th, 2011, regarding the legendary King Diamond, as quoted directly from http://www.covenworldwide.org:

Latest News

Greetings from the US

NEWS

by Ole Bang

2011-12-07

Hi all.

The last news posting is by now about one year old. It was in fact from 12/12 2010, and I would here just like to inform you that King is doing really well. A ‘real’ news post will be up very soon.

Stay tuned ! ! !

* Stone Says: Excellent words to read indeed! “King is doing really well”.

* Stay up-to-date on KING DIAMOND by clicking here: KING DIAMOND

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

Stone.

A BAND OF ORCS – Release Studio Update #1

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, horror metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 28, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

The other worldly Metal band A BAND OF ORCS has been spotted recording their new concept album about killing giants. The Orcs are working with a human known as Juan Urteaga whose most recent credit is Unto The Locust by MACHINE HEAD. The artwork is being created by Chuck Lukacs. These monsters have just released their first Studio Update for their new album which features Oog smashing his drums!

Since most earthly establishments do not accept human blood as monetary payment, the Orcs are having humans help out with the process by means of their new KickStarter Campaign. The Orcs will reward the generosity of their human fans by including their names in the albums liner notes, giving away free album downloads, autographed albums, T-shirts, Orc Miniatures, and more!

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

* For more info on A BAND OF ORCS, click on the links below:

www.myspace.com/abandoforcs

www.facebook.com/abandoforcs

LONG LIVE A BAND OF ORCS.

Stone.

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