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MAUSOLEUM GATE – Self-Titled Debut Album = A METAL MUST OWN!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Mausoleum Gate - promo debut album cover pic

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MAUSOLEUM GATE – Finland’s Mausoleum Gate sure did their Metal research when it comes to Classic/Traditional Metal; their self-titled, debut album makes for powerful sonic proof of my stating such. Many old school Metal fans will surely get jubilant over the overall sound, energy and rhythms that Mausoleum Gate have tapped into. This clever band has even tipped their hats to the NWOBHM vibrations as well. Guitar fueled songs such as Demon Droid and Lost Beyond The Sun showcases Mausoleum Gate as a Metal band that digs the classic six-string jam and long solos.

If I didn’t know better, I would honestly think Mausoleum Gate came from the late 70’s or early 80’s, they have absorbed that era of Metal stylings so well! Still, there is that ever presence of sonic relevancy due to the rejuvenated Traditional Metal scene that really never evaporated entirely in the first place. The splendid idea of Mausoleum Gate incorporating an organ to their Metal is nothing short of genius; it only captures those hazy shades of early 70’s Metal all the more glowingly.

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The bass and drumming on this album gives me the chills at times, with an almost haunting sense that this rhythm section plays. Great stuff. Vocalist V.-P Varpula is a marvelous listen, falling somewhere between Don Dokken and a restrained Bruce Dickinson. Um, I hope that makes sense. The title track is an epic 11:37 long and has  become one of those captivating songs that I love escaping from reality with. Great stuff.

This album is not Screaming For Vengeance and it’s not Iron Maiden either. Instead this album is a six song reminder that the seeds of Classic Metal were planted properly many years ago and propagated a very promising, very exciting Metal band known as Mausoleum Gate. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Mausoleum Gate was released on October 7th, 2014, via Cruz del Sur Music.

Turn the volume to HIGH and enjoy some MAUSOLEUM GATE! Support this tremendous METAL band! Whoa!

MAUSOLEUM GATE – Track Listing:

1. Magic Of The Gypsy Queen

2. Demon Droid

3. Lost Beyond The Sun

4. Mercenaries Of Steel

5. There Must Be Demons

6. Mausoleum Gate

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MAUSOLEUM GATE:

V.-P Varpula- vocals

Count L.F. – guitars

Kasperi Puranen – guitars

Wicked Ischanius – bass

Oscar Razanez- drums

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* For more info on MAUSOLEUM GATE:

Facebook: Mausoleum Gate

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE MAUSOLEUM GATE.

Stone.

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HORRIFIED “Descent Into Putridity” – Debut Death Metal Album Is Mandatory METAL!

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Horrified - Descent Into Putridity - promo cover pic

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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HORRIFIED – The world of Death Metal is a much more potent and kick-ass place to roam, especially when bands like the UK’s Horrified release such a blistering excellent album such as Descent Into Putridity. Old School Death Metal is celebrated on this album of seven blood soaked songs; seven songs of pummeling and relentless sonic assaults to my cranium!

There’s something about Death Metal that makes me feel like all is okay, just like a security blanket is to a tot. Trust me, my Metal brethren, when I say all is okay with this Horrified album! These songs suck me in, like a Death Metal vacuum to the outer-banks of Hell itself and I refuse to resist! Whoa! I have no problem letting the deathly grooves and insane speed of Horrified’s Death Metal engulf me, man it feels so right! Dan Alderson’s guttural vocal sounds are what gives this album that much more of a rabid and infectious bite!

Descent Into Putridity was released on October 21st, via cult Spanish label Memento Mori Records. It is amazing for me to realize that this is the debut album from Horrified; for this band plays as if they’ve been brutally assaulting eardrums together for a decade or more! For me to pick a favorite song on this album is ridiculous; it’s the entire seven song merciless sonic surge, that has made my Metal week so grand! Metal be thy name – Stone.

Below, blast the volume high for HORRIFIED and support this amazing band! Whoa!

Descent Into Putridity – Track Listing:

Tomb Of Rebirth

Narcolepsy

Mortally Deceased

Descent Into Putridity

Buried Among Putrified Flesh

Veil Of Souls

Repugnant Degeneration

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Click below for more info and to make a purchase:

Bandcamp: http://horrified.bandcamp.com/releases

Memento Mori: http://memento-mori.es/home.php

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HORRIFIED.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – October 29th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Paul Lynde - Halloween Special 1976 - trading card

Paul Lynde - Halloween Special - 1976 - DVD promo cover pic

On this day in KISSTORY – October 29, 1976 – KISS appeared on The Paul Lynde Halloween Special. Paul Lynde was a very famous American comedian and actor, best known for his television specials and regular appearance on the hit televised game show, Hollywood Squares, where he sat as a regular in the center square. Sadly, Paul Lynde passed away in January of 1982, at the young age of 55. Rest in peace, Paul Lynde.

Meat Loaf "Bat Out Of Hell" large album pic!!

On October 29th, 1977Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf entered the Billboard 200 album chart. This iconic studio album of Rock and Hard Rock went on to spend 82 weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart, reaching its peak at #14. Bat Out Of Hell went on to sell 14 million copies in the United States alone. The song composer for this album was the legendary Jim Steinman.

The Who - Its Hard - promo album cover pic - 1982

On this day in 1982The Who hits #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their single Athena. This song is featured on The Who’s tenth studio album from 1982: It’s Hard.

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Kevin DuBrow - Rock-Metal - magazine cover promo - Oct - 1984

On October 29th, 1955, Kevin DuBrow was born. Kevin DuBrow was the charismatic lead singer and co-songwriter for Quiet Riot. Sadly, Kevin DuBrow passed away in November of 2007, at the young age of 52. As a co-founding member of Quiet Riot, Kevin DuBrow helped launch and relaunch this band into Heavy Metal superstardom.

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Classic Quiet Riot Lineup, circa 1983-84

From L to R: Kevin DuBrow, Frankie Banali, Rudy Sarzo and Carlos Cavazo.

Quiet Riot became the first Heavy Metal band to reach #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with their studio album Metal Health; this Metal milestone happened in 1983. Subsequently, Metal Health spent 74 weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Above top photo is a Kevin DuBrow cover feature for Rock! Metal magazine  from October of 1984. Rest in peace, Kevin DuBrow.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL. 

Stone.

POWERLORD “The Awakening” – Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Powerlord - The Awakening - promo cover pic - 2014

POWERLORD – Back on August 19th of this year, Shadow Kingdom Records released a 6 song album, The Awakening, from Powerlord. This band no longer exists yet their early 80’s Metal sure does! Powerlord were a Speed Metal band with Thrash stylings in the mix. The True Metal sound and feel of this band is as identifiable as grandma’s fresh-baked apple pie. That’s no lie. This album from Metal’s yesteryear has been another favorite of mine during 2014 and will be for a Metal millennium to come! Or more.

I need to write about the Metal that makes me feel freaking good and Powerlord puts me in that Metal zone! The echo tunnel vocals are old school, man! Only that early 80’s Metal scene was able to capture those kind of vocals or so it seems. There isn’t really a dull moment on The Awakening. Guitar driven, baby! My fellow Metal brethren will understand when I admit, that this album is one you just keep listening to over and over, both for its quality Metal and sonic nostalgia!

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Some may say that this Powerlord album sounds like a decent demo of early 80’s U.S. Metal. However, it’s much better than that! This band played tight and obviously had a grand sense of songwriting, rhythm and understanding of that era of Metal. It’s a sad shame that Powerlord never went further or were discovered by a rep in the record industry that knew what they were doing. No one can change the past, we can however, enjoy the Metal legacy of Powerlord and realize that their songs would indeed stand the test of Metal time. If you dig early 80’s Metal bands like Obsession, Cirith Ungol and Manowar’s Hail To England, then you should start salivating for this Powerlord album now. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Do yourself a Metal favor and listen to/buy some POWERLORD:

POWERLORD The Awakening – Track Listing:

  1. Masters of Death
  1. Malice
  1. Silent Terror
  1. The Invasion of the Lords
  1. Merciless Titans
  1. (The Awakening) Powerlord

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For purchasing information on this Powerlord album and other Shadow Kingdom Records releases, click here: this location.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE METAL LEGACY OF POWERLORD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLASTFEST Announce Final Bands Including WATAIN

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Blastfest - 2015 - February - promo festival flyer - Satyricon

The lineup announcements had to come to an end eventually and Blastfest have now revealed the final 3 bands to the main lineup. But that’s not to say what you see on the burgeoning Blastfest poster is all that’s happening. No, no, no, there will be more!

There’s already a lineup that would bring tears to the eyes of even the toughest metalhead with bands such as Demilich, Satyricon, Decapitated, Paradise Lost, At The Gates & Moonsorrow… and just last week a cruise up the Norwegian fjords with live bands was announced as part of the first days festivities. We still have to hear more… the clinics, the stand up comedy, the exhibitions, and lots more have yet to be revealed!

For now, let’s leave this here… Sweden’s Uppsala upstarts, the black metal powerhouse, the entity of its own who released possibly their best work to date just last year with ‘The Hunt’, yes, the mighty Watain have been announced as another Blastfest 2015 headliner. The festival has also welcomed Austria’s sickest death metal export Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench and Bergens blackened deaththrash horde Grimfist.

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WATAIN

Are you sworn to the black? Well, then you’ll be happy to hear that the final Blastfest headliner for the sophomore edition of the festival will be none other than the Swedish legions of the black light, Watain! Prepare yourself for fire, brimstone, and the real deal; carcasses, blood, foul stench and hatred in abundance. Lawless darkness commence!

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Schrinec Does Pungent Stench

Blastfest bring you a nice little platter of splatter! Schrinec Does Pungent Stench! They will be playing the twisted material from the Austrian cult band’s first three albums. Basically there’s going to be some proper old school death metal coming your way.

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GRIMFIST

Norwegian Grimfist released two highly-acclaimed albums around the turn of the century, and seemed to disappear into obscurity not long after. But lately, they’ve been at it again, flying high the banner of brutality! At Blastfest 2015 they will be doing their first show in eight years with an as-of-yet still undisclosed new lineup. You’re probably in for yet another all-star Norwegian ensemble!

Lineup:

Alfahanne | Aspherium | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Blood Red Throne | Bolzer | Bömbers | Borknagar | Byfrost | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Dark Tranquility | Dead To This World | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Falloch | Finntroll | Gehenna | Grimfist | Hecate Enthroned | Impaled Nazarene | Kall | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Naer Mataron | Orange Goblin | Paradise Lost | Primordial | Purple Hill Witch | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Satan | Saturnus | Satyricon | Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Watain | Winterfylleth | Wyruz

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Check out the Official Blastfest Spotify Playlist:

https://play.spotify.com/user/blastfest2015/playlist/6ypvNVdf83asF1VlF5eJWk

Blastfest will be held 18-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway. 

4 Days | 4 Venues | 60 Bands | Exhibitions | Clinics | Stand Up Comedy | Tattoo Convention | Theme DJ’s 

Tickets on sale now: http://blastfest.no/?page_id=60

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Source:

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* For more info:

www.blastfest.no

www.facebook.com/blastfestival

www.twitter.com/blastfestnorway

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE NORWAY.

LONG LIVE BLASTFEST.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – October 28th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music reviews, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Alice Cooper - The Muppets - 1978 Episode - promo pic - #1978AC

Photo Credit: Jim Henson Productions, Inc.

On October 28th, 1978 – The legendary Alice Cooper made a guest appearance on The Muppet Show. Alice Cooper performed the classics: Welcome to my Nightmare, You and Me and School’s Out.

Queen - Jazz - promo album cover pic - #100FM

On this day in 1978 – The mighty Queen kicked off a tour in support of their seventh studio album Jazz, at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Jazz was released back in November of 1978.

KISS meets the phantom of the park - promo movie flyer pic - 1978 - #33PC

On this day in KISSTORY – October 28th, 1978 – KISS Meets The Phantom of the Park airs as the NBC Movie Of The Week.

Aerosmith - Love In An Elevator - single cover sleeve promo - 1989 - #1ST

On October 28th, 1989Aerosmith hits and peaks at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, with their hit Love In An Elevator. This cool song is featured on Aerosmith’s tenth studio album Pump, released in September of 1989.

Motley Crue - Dr Feelgood - promo cover pic - #1980S

On this day in 1989Mötley Crüe hits and peaks at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, with their single Dr. Feelgood. This memorable song is the title track featured on the Dr. Feelgood studio album, released in September of 1989.

KISS - Carnival Of Souls - promo album pic - 1997 - #17ES

On this day in KISSTORY – October 28, 1997 – KISS released their 17th studio album, Carnival of Souls.

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On October 28th, 2003 – At a Pearl Jam concert in Santa Barbara, California, vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden joined the band onstage for an unexpected reunion of the supergroup Temple of the DogHunger Strike and Reach Down were the two songs performed from the 1991 Temple Of The Dog studio album.

KISS - Love Gun - Deluxe - promo cover pic - 2014 - #100GS

On this day in KISSTORY – October 28th, 2014 – KISS Love Gun (Deluxe Edition) is released. It is the original album/newly remastered; plus 11 rare and unreleased demos and live tracks. Metal be thy name!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Horrified – Announce Release Of Debut “Descent Into Putridity”

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Horrified - Descent Into Putridity - promo cover pic

Stream the full album at Nefarious Realm

The age of putridity has finally arrived. UK old school death metal lads Horrified have released their début full-length Descent Into Putridity via cult Spanish label Memento Mori Records. Within this record are seven encrusted tracks of filthy Death Metal, just as the forefathers of the genre intended. Channeling the spirit of Pestilence, Autopsy and Dismember, the band unload a barrage of riffs and thundering drums, topped by Dan Alderson’s gruff bark to honor the legacy of Martin Van Drunen (Asphyx, Hail Of Bullets) and Lars-Göran Petrov (Entombed).

Stream the album at Nefarious Realm here: http://nefariousrealm.com/homenew/?p=21480

Digital copies can be obtained from their Bandcamp page, while physical copies are available from Memento Mori’s website.

Bandcamp: http://horrified.bandcamp.com/releases

Memento Mori: http://memento-mori.es/home.php

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(Source: Dewar PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HORRIFIED.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

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