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FREE MUSIC: Irish Tech Metallers VILE REGRESSION Release ‘Empires’

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Vile Regression - Free Music - Empires - album promo flyer - 2014

Yes, you did read it right, Irish tech metallers Vile Regression have just announced the release of their brand new record ‘Empires’ and it’s free for all.

Guitarist Brian Brady comments: “We’ve been blown away by the positive feedback we have received from the online metal community and printed metal press for ‘Empires’. The reviews have been incredibly positive and at this stage we want as many people to hear the record as possible! On top of this, the EP has already become available to download on various blogs and torrent sites, so rather than metal fans downloading a poor quality version, we want them to be able to download a full quality release of ‘Empires’, along with the artwork, lyrics and be able to share the download link with their friends. We hope people will enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it and look forward to seeing many of you on the road in 2015. Happy Christmas from Vile Regression!”

Praise For Vile Regression:

“…progressive death metal that easily sits alongside the output from most of today’s big extreme metal names.” – Metal Hammer

“The talent coming out of Ireland has been nothing short of staggering, and this Dublin-based crew are up there with the best of them.” – Zero Tolerance

“Another blistering metal band from the Emerald Isle that could have a big future.” – Powerplay Magazine

DOWNLOAD ‘EMPIRES’ HERE

Vile Regression - Empires - EP - promo cover pic - 2014VR

‘Empires’ Track Listing:

1) Tides

2) Raze The Complexity

3) Dream Of The Red Chamber

4) Thought Replication

5) The Abstract

6) Down To A Sunless Sea

7) The Empyrean Divide

Vile Regression - promo band pic - 2014 - #9083

ABOUT VILE REGRESSION:

Formed from the ashes of Irish extreme metal outfit Vistor Q; Vile Regression hit the scene in 2010 and released their debut record ‘The Pattern Evolves’ in 2011, via Casket Music.

After sharing stages with prolific heavyweights such as Dyscarnate, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Unearth, Vile Regression built a reputation as a tight and energetic new addition to the extreme metal underground and 2013 saw the band head back to the studio to record a new installment… ‘Empires’.

‘Empires’ was recorded at Trackmix Studio in Dublin, Ireland with producer Michael Richards and features 7 tracks of extreme metal; technical, yet not technical for the sake of it; with songs that would bode well on the ears of those with a penchant for progressive metal on the darker and heavier end. The record was officially released on July 21st, 2014.

Check out ‘The Empyrean Divide’ (Playthrough Video):

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on VILE REGRESSION:

www.facebook.com/vileregression

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE VILE REGRESSION.

LONG LIVE IRELAND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 20th… And A Rockin’ Birthday Salute To Peter Criss!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Rush - Exit Stage Left - promo album cover pic - #1981GL

On December 20th, 1981RUSH performed at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. This was the Exit…Stage Left Tour, with RUSH supporting their newly released live album Exit…Stage Left. RUSH were also touring in support of their eighth studio album, released in 1981: Moving Pictures.

Enemy Mine - promo movie poster pic - #1985D

On this day in 1985Enemy Mine, the Science Fiction/Adventure film was released to wide-screen theaters. Enemy Mine stars acting legends Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett Jr., with the film’s director being Wolfgang Petersen. I haven’t seen this movie in years and I remember really liking it. I remember HBO having Enemy Mine in its rotation, back in the day, therefore I did see it a few times. Enemy Mine is… Metal.

Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death - promo tour book cover - #2006SHBD

On December 20th, 2006 – The mighty IRON MAIDEN performed at the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. This was one of many tour stops for IRON MAIDEN’s A Matter Of Life And Death Tour. The fourteenth studio album from IRON MAIDEN, A Matter Of Life And Death, was released in August of 2006.

Pop Evil - Onyx - promo album cover pic #2013LK

On this day in 2013 – Hard Rockers Pop Evil performed at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Pop Evil were touring in support of their third studio album: Onyx. If you don’t own any Pop Evil CD’s you are maybe… constipated. Truth.

Pop Evil - promo band pic - 2014 - #7712LK

On December 20th, 2014Pop Evil returns to The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to kick some live Hard Rockin’ ass. Whoa! Long live Pop Evil.

Jethro Tull - Classic Band Logo - #1967JTIA

On this day in 2014Ian Anderson and The Best Of Jethro Tull performs at The Civic in Auckland, New Zealand. Built in 1929, The Civic is one of the few remaining Atmospheric Theatres in the world. Whoa! Jethro Tull was named after an eighteenth century English agricultural pioneer; this individual invented the seed drill. Whoa again!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Peter Criss - solo album cover promo pic!

Above: 1978 Platinum selling solo album (Casablanca)

Peter Criss - photo montage - 2014 - #410PC

PETER CRISS

On December 20th, 1945, Peter George John Criscuola aka Peter Criss was born, in Brooklyn, New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Peter! Whoa, man, yeah! Peter Criss is world-famously known as the co-founding member and former drummer for the iconic KISS.

As a breast cancer survivor, Peter Criss donates his time to the breast cancer cause; two charities Peter Criss has been involved in are the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and as artist ambassador for Hard Rock’s Pinktober Campaign for breast cancer awareness.

Kiss - Beth - promo 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1976PCK

Back in 1976, the ballad Beth was released as a single. Co-written and sung by Peter Criss, Beth sailed through the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, peaking at #7. This song marked the first Gold single for KISS. Beth is featured on the fourth studio album from KISS, released in 1976: Destroyer.

Peter Criss - One For All - promo album cover pic - #2007PCD

Above: Peter Criss – One For All (2007/Megaforce)

Peter Criss has a solo career on his Rockin’ resume as well; with 6 solo studio album releases of: Peter Criss (1978), Out Of Control (1980), Let Me Rock You (1982), Cat #1 (1994) and One For All (2007). On April 10th, 2014, Peter Criss along with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, together as KISS.

Peter Criss - Makeup To Breakup - book cover - promo pic!

In October of 2012, Peter Criss released his autobiography, Makeup To Breakup. This Peter Criss autobiography broke the top ten on the New York Times Best Seller List, landing at number seven. I’ve read this book and believe me, it’s a tell-all. I highly recommend Makeup To Breakup to all KISS and Rock fans alike. Long live Peter Criss and… Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Peter Criss Fact source:

http://www.petercriss.net

Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

APOCROPHEX – RELEASE NEW SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT FULL LENGTH

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Apocrophex - band logo - 2014 - #001

American Technical Death Metal duo APOCROPHEX are pleased to release The Grey, the first single from their highly anticipated début full length Suspended From the Cosmic Altaar.

The Grey is the opening track from the upcoming album, set to be released 3/10/15 on CD and digital via NJ-based Manicidic Records.

The band released the following statement about the song:

“We chose “The Grey” as first contact because it fully represents our evolution and progression from the Wheels Within Wheels EP so well. Fans that have only heard those 2 short tracks are in for an eye opener with this album, due to its massive leap forward in song structure, overall technicality and sheer power. Lyrically, the song presents the listener with the ever unsettling and horrific threat of being limited in option, to feeling and experiencing only constant fear, or ultimately nothing at all...”

Pre-order information will be available soon.

Listen to The Grey here:

https://apocrophex.bandcamp.com/track/the-grey

Apocrophex - suspended from the cosmic altar - promo cover pic - 2014

Album cover artwork by: Raul Gonzalez.

APOCROPHEX – Online:

Bandcamp

Facebook

LABEL INFO:

Facebook

Big Cartel

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(Source: Dewar PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE APOCROPHEX.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KROKUS – Hard Rock Legends To Perform At Whiskey A Go Go In May of 2015

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Krokus - Whiskey A Go Go - 2015 - May 6 - concert flyer - #33779

KROKUS IS COMING TO THE USA!

MAY 6TH, 2015

AT WHISKEY A GO GO

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

This legendary club has a capacity of 500 only. So, if you want to be part of history in the making, get your tickets early at www.whiskyagogo.com.

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As reported on the KROKUSonline Facebook:

OUR UPCOMING USA TOUR WITHOUT FERNANDO

Don’t worry – Fernando (Von Arb) is still an integral part of our band and will perform with KROKUS in the future as well, with the exception of concerts that take place in far away continents (from Switzerland). Such long distance travel is not conducive to his health. So, don’t worry – the band has absolutely no internal personal problems and we enjoyed the best year ever in KROKUS history. This is simply a precaution for Fernando’s sake. We do not want to go overboard and risk anything that can have an impact on the longevity of the band to perform for years to come!

Krokus - Long Stick Goes Boom - Live From Da House Of Rust - promo cover pic - #2014MSK

KROKUS Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House Of Rust was released in the USA on April 22nd, 2014, via The End Records.

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* For more info on KROKUS:

Website: www.krokusonline.com

Facebook: KROKUSonline

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KROKUS.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 19th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Molly Hatchet - promo album cover pic - #1978MH

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - Stranger In Town - promo cover pic

On December 19th, 1978Molly Hatchet and Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band performed at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whoa! Molly Hatchet were on tour supporting their debut and self-titled album. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band were touring in support of their studio album, released in 1978: Stranger In Town.

Seems Like Old Times - promo movie poster - #1980GHCCCG

On this day in 1980Neil Simon’s Seems Like Old Times was released to wide-screen theaters, via Columbia. This Romantic Comedy classic stars acting legends: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Charles Grodin. The director of this film was Jay Sandrich. I have seen this film dozens of times, if not more. I highly recommend it to those  who dig good old-fashioned comedy from the late 70’s and early 80’s era. This comedy film from yesteryear is… Metal.

Whitesnake - Is This Love - 45rpm single cover sleeve promo - 1987DC

On December 19th, 1987 – Whitesnake hits #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad: Is This Love. This song is featured on Whitesnake’s self-titled album from 1986.

Aerosmith "Get A Grip" x-large album pic!

On this day in 1994Aerosmith performed the final concert of their 240 date tour in support of their 11th studio album Get a Grip. This concert took place at Mama Kin’s Music Hall in Boston and was broadcasted on radio stations throughout North America.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

DEAD EARTH POLITICS – Post New Song From “Men Become Gods” EP

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

Dead Earth Politics - promo band pic - 2014 - #7114

DEAD EARTH POLITICS have posted an unmastered version of Casting Stones, a brand new song set to appear on the band’s forthcoming EP, Men Become Gods. The EP is second in a series of three that began with last year’s acclaimed The Queen of Steel, and is scheduled for a March 2015 release.

Check out “Casting Stones” now at this location or below:

Defined by a relentless work ethic and loyalty to their rabid and ever-growing fanbase, DEAD EARTH POLITICS have launched a perk-laden IndieGoGo pre-order campaign for the EP. Rooted in the notion that music is an art form meant to be shared between artist and audience, supporters can take part in the perpetual rise of DEAD EARTH POLITICS and secure a copy of Men Become Gods (and much more) at the link below.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/dead-earth-politics-men-become-gods

The Queen of Steel is available at deadearthpolitics.bandcamp.com.

Dead Earth Politics - Men Become Gods - promo cover pic - #2015DEP

Track List:

Casting Stones

Men Become Gods

Ice & Fire

Crimson Dichotomy

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Praise For DEAD EARTH POLITICS:

“This is more than just a metal EP, it is a testament to the enduring power of the music we all know and love. Blasting and mighty, The Queen of Steel is a clear proof of the bands talent.” – Two Guys Metal Reviews

“Classic Iron Maiden trades blows with ‘Sacrament’ era Lamb Of God. Awesome.”

[4.5/5] – Metal Underground

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on this band:

www.deadearthpolitics.com

www.facebook.com/deadearthpolitics

www.last.fm/music/Dead+Earth+Politics

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEAD EARTH POLITICS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SKULL FIST – USA Tour January 2015 – Tour Info

Posted in concerts, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Skull Fist - Elm Street - Night Demon - promo tour flyer - January 2015

SKULL FIST – Elm Street will be supporting Skull Fist, along with Night Demon in January 2015! Whoa! Check out the tour flyer above for tour dates, cities and venues and/or click on the following links for more info: Skull Fist USA Tour Jan. 2015 and Skull Fist.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SKULL FIST.

LONG LIVE ELM STREET.

LONG LIVE NIGHT DEMON.

Stone.

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