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On This Day In METAL History – April 10th… From IRON MAIDEN To SABATON

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast - promo cover pic - large

On April 10th, 1982 – The mighty IRON MAIDEN had their third studio album, The Number Of The Beast, reach #1 on the UK Album Chart. This was the first time IRON MAIDEN had a #1 record in the UK. This iconic album spent 2 weeks at #1 as well.

municipal waste - the fatal feast cover promo

On this day in 2012Municipal Waste released their fifth studio album: The Fatal Feast – Waste In Space. This Thrash Metal album kicks unbelievable Metal ass. Seriously, it does. Whoa.

Job For A Cowboy - Demonocracy - Large Promo Cover Pic #6

On April 10th, 2012 – Arizona’s Job For A Cowboy released their third studio album: Demonocracy, via Metal Blade Records. Long live Job For A Cowboy!

Sabaton - Heroes - Deluxe Edition - promo album cover pic - April 7 - 2015 - SMOH

On this day in 2015 – The powerful SABATON have their album Heroes (Deluxe Edition) ranked at #61, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa! Gather all the villagers around and tell ’em all that Stone says: SABATON RULES! Hail SABATON! Long live SABATON!

Europe - War Of Kings - promo album cover pic - #2015EJTMO

On April 10th, 2015 – The tenth studio album, War Of Kings, from Sweden’s legendary EUROPE is ranked at #81, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Long live EUROPE!

Van Halen - Tokyo Dome In Concert - promo cover pic - 2015 - #VHMO04

On this day in 2015Van Halen’s new live 2-CD, Tokyo Dome In Concert, debuts on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #20. Why was such lame cover art chosen for this release? I just don’t know. You would expect that with the overpriced Van Halen concert tickets that are being sold, this legendary band could afford an artist with clever ideas for an album cover. Apparently not.

At least the EUROPE album cover (above) has imagery and cool photography to it that makes me pause to think.






On This Day In METAL History – April 4th… The Album Charts – From NIGHTWISH To IRON MAIDEN

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #44008

On this day in 2015 – The new studio album (deluxe version) from Nightwish, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, sits at #1 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. The regular studio album release is at #3 on this same chart. Whoa!

Kamelot - Haven - promo studio album cover pic - 2015 - #KMO7709

On this day in 2015Kamelot’s new studio album, Haven (Deluxe Edition), is ranked at #13 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This studio album releases in North America on May 4th, 2015.

Thy Art Is Murder - Hate - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #220HMO

On this day in 2015 – The new album, Hate, from Thy Art Is Murder is ranked at #94, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. The album cover art above is freaking incredible and is what METAL is all about! Whoa!

Iron Maiden - Powerslave - 1984 - promo album cover pic - #IMMO3366

On this day in 2015 – The magnificent IRON MAIDEN have their incredible 1984 studio album, Powerslave, ranked at #27, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yeah, man!

Toto - XIV - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MOT777

On this day in 2015TOTO XIV debuts at #98 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This new TOTO album was released on March 23rd, via Frontiers Music SRL. If this album was released 30 years ago, it would be sitting in the top ten of all albums charts. Seriously, it would. This is not an insult, it is a compliment to TOTO for they are musically superior to 100% of the Pop shit and watered down mainstream Country that is selling huge today. Metal be thy name.

Nickelback - No Fixed Address - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #99740

On this day in 2015Nickelback’s latest studio album, No Fixed Address, is hanging on by a thread, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart! This album is now at… #200.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




DEAD EARTH POLITICS – IndieGoGo Pre-sale Campaign Underway

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

Dead Earth Politics - band logo - B&W - 2013

Austin, Texas’ DEAD EARTH POLITICS, who recently won Austin Chronicle’s Best Metal Band of 2012 award, is currently in Droplink Studios with engineer Josh Woodhouse for the follow-up to 2010’s acclaimed The Weight of Poseidon. With work on the release, an EP that includes tracks such as “Queen of Steel” and “Redneck Dragonslayer”, already underway, the band has launched an IndieGoGo pre-sale campaign to help fund album promotion, marketing and related merchandise.

The band is reaching out to fans for support in exchange for various perks, including a digital download of the EP on its 11/23 release date with a free download of The Weight of Poseidon sent within 24 hours of donation. Other offers include IndieGoGo exclusives like DEP onesies, doggie gear, Baby Doll Fluff Lounge shirts and specially designed hoodies. Lighting gear, drum sticks and heads, and even a chance to shave your initials into the mighty, Scottish pelt of vocalist Ven Scott. Check out all the options and contribute now at:

In other news, DEAD EARTH POLITICS was handpicked to perform at the first annual Housecore Horror Film Festival (October 25-27) in Austin with Down, Gwar, Hate Eternal, Crowbar, Goblin, Pig Destroyer, Warbeast and several others. The band will perform on October 27th. For details on the event, visit

Dead Earth Politics - band promo pic - band logo - #1 - 2013

Mason ‘Chevo’ – drums

Will ‘Waffle’ – bass

Craig “Rundelfly” Rundels – guitar

Tim “TIMMEH!!” Driscoll – guitar

Ven ‘Ven’ – vocals


(Source: ClawHammer PR)


Facebook: Dead Earth Politics

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Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on March 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Overkill - The Electric Age - Tour Edition - cover promo

Over the course of their upcoming European tour, followed by several festival shows, legendary U.S. Thrash metallers OVERKILL are going to release a very special limited tour edition of their latest masterpiece “The Electric Age” – only available for a short time!

The ltd. 2CD tour edition will be released on April 19, 2013 and comprise the regular album as well as a 4 additional live tracks on a bonus CD, recorded at “The Metro” in Sidney, Australia, on September 25, 2010.

The tracklist reads as follows:

CD 1 “The Electric Age”:

1. Come And Get It
2. Electric Rattlesnake
3. Wish You Were Dead
4. Black Daze
5. Save Yourself
6. Drop The Hammer Down
7. 21st Century Man
8. Old Wounds, New Scars
9. All Over But The Shouting
10. Good Night

CD 2 “Live from OZ” –recorded in Sidney, Australia, (The Metro, Sept. 25th, 2010):

01. Horrorscope
02. Long Time Dyin’
03. Necroshine
04. Walk Through Fire

Make sure to get it, before it’s gone:

Overkill - Live From Oz - promo cover pic

Catch OVERKILL live on tour in spring and summer (# = together with LOST SOCIETY): 

17.04. FIN Tampere – Pakkahoune (#)
18.04. FIN Helsinki – Tavastia (#)
19.04. FIN Joensuu – Kerubi (#)
20.04. FIN Oulu – Club Teatria (#)
21.04. FIN Rytmikojaamo – Sinajoki (#)
22.04. EST Tallin – Tapper
23.04. LV Riga – Meina Piektdina
24.04. LT Vilnius – New York
25.04. PL Warsaw – Proxima
26.04. D Hamburg – Markthalle
27.04. DK Copenhagen – Amager Bio
29.04. S Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
30.04. N Oslo – John Dee
01.05. S Stockholm – Debaser Slussen
02.05. N Haugesund – Karmoygeddon Festival
03.05. N Grimstad – Bluebox
05.05. TR Istanbul – Headbangers Weekend
08.06. HR Zadar – Burning Sea Festival
29.06. B Dassel – Graspop
22.07. SLO Tolmin – Metal Days Festival
25.07. D Brande-Hörnerkirchen – Headbangers Open Air
09.08. CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival
10.08. I Chiaromonte – XIX Agglutination Metal Festival

Overkill - Group and Logo - promo pic - #1


(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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

facebook: Overkill

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Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell - promo cover pic!

Ten METAL Albums I Cannot Live Without


You know which Metal albums you can’t possibly live without! Those are the Metal albums you turn to so often, they feel like they’re a part of you! Metal albums that I can’t live without are just like Metal Buddies; they’re always there to lean on and hang out with! Here is a list of ten Metal albums I can’t live without.

This list is a part one, cause in reality, there are probably a few hundred more Metal albums that I couldn’t live without! By no means is this my top ten Metal albums of all time; in essence, what this list represents is a grand starting point for me! Therefore, a part two, three, four and more to this topic will most likely happen! Hallelujah and ring that Metal bell!

This list of Metal albums are in no particular order, other than I can’t live without them. I hope you enjoy this list and feel free to add your Metal albums you can’t live without via a comment. Metal be thy name!

As shown at the top of this post, Heaven And Hell (1980) from the Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath is a keeper for life. Whoa.

PANTERA "Cowboys From Hell"

PANTERA – Cowboys From Hell (1990)

Metallica - Master Of Puppets promo album pic #2!

METALLICA – Master Of Puppets (1986)

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - promo cover pic!!

MOTORHEAD – Ace Of Spades (1980)

DIO "Holy Diver" large promo album pic!

DIO – Holy Diver (1983)

Angel Witch - As Above So Below - Promo Cover Pic - Large!

ANGEL WITCH – As Above, So Below (2012)

Overkill - Horrorscope - promo cover pic!

OVERKILL – Horrorscope (1991)

Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime - promo cover pic!

QUEENSRYCHE – Operation Mindcrime (1988)

Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - promo cover pic!

BLACK SABBATH – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1974 U.S. Release)

BLACK SABBATH could very well be THE band that started METAL in the first place. It sure wasn’t Air Supply or The Carpenters that invented Metal. (That last sentence was funny, wasn’t it?)

Satyricon - The Age Of Nero - large promo album pic!

SATYRICON – The Age Of Nero (2008)



KISS - Destroyer - Promo Album Pic #2!

KISS – Destroyer (1976)

Yes, “back in the day” KISS was as close to Metal as Alice Cooper, Uriah Heep, UFO and Ted Nugent were. That’s my Metal opinion anyways!

Compiling this first installment of Ten Metal Albums I Can’t Live Without was (gulp) fun! You can count on me to continue onward with this Metal topic! It’s too enticing a Metal topic to ignore!


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COFFINWORM “Great Bringer Of Night” LP Now Shipping From FLENSER RECORDS; Other Releases Available

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal, underground metal with tags , , , , , , on May 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Filthy Blackened Sludge from Indianapolis! This is a re-edition of Coffinworm’s legendary initial offering. Great Bringer of Night has been re-mastered by James Plotkin, includes unreleased recordings and features re-imagined artwork by Bryan Proteau. Housed in a heavy jacket and comes with an insert.




Wreck and Reference’s follow-up to “Black Cassette” entitled, YOUTH, will be released on vinyl by Flenser Records. A pre-order will be announced soon. Wreck and Reference is a heavy, dark band that utilizes synthesizers and samples and is VERY hard to classify. Please check out the stream/download found in the link below.

You can stream and download Wreck and Reference’s YOUTH HERE

Also check out this review and Interview with Lurkers Path HERE


The coming weeks will see releases by:

Worm Ouroboros – Wreck and Reference – Bosse-de-Nage


(Source: Flenser Records)





Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

HALFORDThe Metal GodRob Halford and his mighty band Halford will be seeing their third studio album – Made Of Metal released on September 28, 2010! Rob Halford is a living legend of Metal… with his Metal legacy forever forged as the front man for Judas Priest, Fight and 2wo.

This forthcoming album from Halford just seems to put a Metal exclamation point on the “year of Metal releases”… 2010! I personally can’t wait to hear Made Of Metal. Whoa. Whoa again.

* Made Of Metal will be released on Metal God Entertainment.

* For more info on Rob Halford and HALFORD, just click on link below:


Track Listing For: Made Of Metal:


Fire And Ice

Made Of Metal

We Own The Night

Til The Day I Die

There’s No Tomorrow

Speed Of Sound


Hell Razor

Thunder And Lightning

Twenty-Five Years


I Know We Stand A Chance

The Mower

Here is a discography of HALFORD studio albums:

Ressurection (released August 8, 2000)

Crucible (released June 25, 2002)

Halford 3 – Winter Songs (released November 3, 2009)

Yes, Halford 3 – Winter Songs is a studio album, however it is a holiday album. I guess one may still state this is an “official” studio album from Halford and call Made Of Metal the “fourth” studio album. It really makes no difference to me… cause HALFORD rules no matter what.




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