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POWER TRIP – Texas Crossover Act Continues Raging Tour Schedule Into New Year

Posted in Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Power Trip - Promo Band photo - 2014 - #1221TX

Since the 2013 release of their debut LP, Manifest Decimation, on Southern Lord, Texas maniacs, POWER TRIP, have toured incessantly, bringing their hyperactive brew of modernized-but-old-school thermonuclear crossover to ragers across multiple continents. The ongoing attack will continue into 2015, as the band has just announced a new bash of US tour dates in February and March, with their performance at Florida’s FYA Fest still confirmed before the year comes to a close.

First up, closing their crushing 2014 tour schedule down, POWER TRIP will bring their mayhem to the Fern Park, Florida-based FYA Fest, joining a bruising roster of hardcore acts including Down To Nothing, Incendiary, Code Orange, Cold World, Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, Discourse, Homewrecker and tons of others on December 27th and 28th. From February 23rd through 25th, they’ll raid three Texan towns: Houston, Austin and San Antonio, alongside S.H.I.T..

Power Trip - Manifest Decimation - promo album cover pic - 2013 - #12PT

On March 3rd, POWER TRIP gets underway with a three-week run through the Midwest and West Coast states, set to conclude at South By So What?! 2015 Festival in Grand Prairie, Texas, on select dates joining Build And Destroy, Title Fight and Merchandise. But as always with these road animals, more dates will undoubtedly be announced in the coming weeks.

POWER TRIP – Tour Dates:

12/28/2014 Orlando Live Events – Fern Park, FL @ FYA Fest w/ Cold World, Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, more [info]

2/23/2015 @ Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ S.H.I.T.

2/24/2015 @ The North Door – Austin, TX w/ S.H.I.T.

2/25/2015 @ 1011 – San Antonio, TX w/ S.H.I.T.

3/03/2015 @ Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO

3/04/2015 @ Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL w/ Build and Destroy

3/05/2015 @ Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Build and Destroy

3/06/2015 @ Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/07/2015 @ The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/08/2015 @ The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/09/2015 @ Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/10/2015 @ Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/12/2015 @ The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/13/2015 @ Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/14/2015 @ The Regent – Los Angeles, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/15/2015 @ The Glass House – Pomona, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/16/2015 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/17/2015 @ Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Merchandise

3/18/2015 @ Primal Skate Shop – Abilene, TX w/ Merchandise

3/22/2015 @ South By So What?! – Grand Prairie, TX [info]

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info on POWER TRIP:

http://www.powertriptx.bandcamp.com

http://www.twitter.com/#!/PowerTripTX

Facebook: Power Trip

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE POWER TRIP.

LONG LIVE TEXAS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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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.

HELLION – 2014 Recap and 2015 Updates, Courtesy Of Ann Boleyn

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ann Boleyn - Hellion - publicity pic - 2014 - #77663

From the Hellion Headquarters newsletter:

Hi Friends,

Sorry for the delay in posting news.  It’s been a crazy few weeks ever since returning from tour!

As, many of you know, in addition to being the singer of Hellion, and of running New Renaissance, I am also an attorney. I was back to work, and in court on the following Monday after the tour.  However, a lot of work has now paid off with the successful resolution of a major case. Now its time to get back to working on more creative endeavors and on planning for a great 2015.

In between all of that, Hellion released our first official video in over a decade. The video is of our new song, Betrayer, and includes fan-filmed video from our shows in Toronto, Los Angeles, Boise, Seattle, and a few more cities.  If you haven’t already seen it, check it out here. (Or below):

Maxxxwell Carlisle, Simon Wright, and myself are already writing new music. I will also be singing a cover-version of a Scorpions song on Max’s new solo CD. I will be recording the vocal track for that in the next week or two.

Hellion also recorded the shows from the recent Hellion tour. So, over the holidays, we will be mixing those tracks and will eventually release them on a live CD.

As far as live shows, Hellion will be playing May 9, 2015 at the Arcadia Theater in St. Charles, IL with Y&T and Quiet Riot. More US shows will be added, too in 2015.   We will also be doing shows in Europe and the UK. In fact, we have bookings now through 2016.  Due to our contracts with some of the promoters, I can’t announce some of the shows until the promoters officially announce them.

2014 has been a very productive year. We released two new CDs:  (1) Hellion’s “To Hellion & Back” 2-CD anthology; and, (2) “Karma’s A Bitch.”  Both CDs are available at all major outlets.  We did our first tour in North America, as well.

Both myself and the band have a lot in store for 2015. We will be releasing our first vinyl releases in over a decade soon (in limited edition). We will have a new live album, some more re-releases, and of course new music for you, too.

I am also going to start work on a book. The book will be entitled “The Art of Singing Loud.” The book will focus on the unique challenges that are faced by singers of hard rock, thrash, metal, punk, etc. An important part of this book will include interviews from well-respected singers, I have already received commitments from a number of great singers and will be announcing more details in the coming weeks.

I will give everybody more updates, soon.  Meanwhile, please make sure you are on the Hellion mailing list so you don’t miss out!

And, don’t miss out on our awesome sale in the Hellion Store, too.  We’ve put together some killer fan bundles with limited edition tour merchandise. And, as an added bonus, we will be adding some special gifts with each order.

Best Witches,

Ann Boleyn

On Behalf of Hellion

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ARBITRATOR – Free Download ‘For That Which May Appease Lions’ Featuring Drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork)

Posted in Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Robert Kukla - photo credit Paul Keely - 12-2014

Robert Kukla  – Photo Credit Paul Keely

FREE DOWNLOAD – http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/arbitrator-for-that-which-may-appease-lions-exclusive-free-song-download 

ARBITRATOR is a project that began in late 2010 as the brainchild of Robert Kukla and officially debut in 2011 with the EP ‘The Consummate Ascendancy’ with former drummer Corey Chernesky. Now, determined to release a full-length to top “TCA“, Kukla on rhythm guitar, bass and vocals has written the band’s first album with a whole new arsenal of musicians that includes drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Aborted), Myles Malloy on lead guitar and Connor ORT Linning for programming.

The planned 2015 release will be entitled ‘Indoctrination of Sacrilege’ and was produced by Sacha Laskow (ex-Divinity, Every Hour Kills), mastered by ens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy), Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy), along with album artwork done by Colin Marks (Exodus, Scar Symmetry, Jeff Loomis).

The first track ‘For That Which May Appease Lions’ from the forthcoming 2015 album is now available for FREE download on PuregrainAudio.com here.

‘For That Which May Appease Lions’ is quite possibly one of my favourite tracks off of the new album. Dark, ‘Resident Evil’ style passages compliment sections of blistering blast beats performed by the skins-king himself, Dirk Verbeuren. It is a track that is as dynamic as it is brutal, and certainly not for those that shy away from the radical nature of the progressive genre. Comments Kukla.

In addition, Toontrack.com has released on their youtube channel a drum play through video featuring drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Aborted) performing ‘For That Which May Appease Lions’.

Arbitrator - Indoctrination Of Sacrilege - promo cover pic - 2014

  1. They Will Worship This Fire of Agony (6:41)
  2. Stillborn Bastard of The Nazarene (6:50)
  3. For That Which May Appease Lions (6:56)
  4. Serpent of The Styx (8:41)
  5. Profaned and Perfected (7:30)
  6. The Burning Sands of His Kingdom (instrumental) (3:14)

Album Length: 39:54

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Sponsors / Artist Endorsements:

Toontrack, Tama Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Evans Drumheads (Dirk Verbeuren)

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For more info ARBITRATOR:

www.arbitratorofficial.net

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Source: Asher Media Relations

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ARBITRATOR.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

THRONE OF VENGEANCE – Need Help To Find Their Stolen Trailer

Posted in Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on December 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Throne Of Vengeance - promo band pic - #33 - 2014

Some pretty bad news to come out of the Throne of Vengeance camp with the band’s trailer stolen from their storage unit just east of Calgary, AB last week.

Please share the following pic below of the trailer/RV storage and keep your eyes peeled and call the police if spotted.

Description: The trailer has TOV lettering spray painted in red on the passenger side, a chrome checker plate splash guard on the front, a white roof vent, and an interstate shield decal on both sides at the rear. License plate #4DC181.

Throne Of Vengeance - Stolen Trailer - 2014 - December 4th

Throne Of Vengeance – Hands Tied (Live At The Ship & Anchor Pub)

Throne of Vengeance – Live Evil

Throne Of Vengeance – Black Eye (Compilation Music Video)

ALSO:

Soundcloud – Live Evil - https://soundcloud.com/throne-of-vengeance/live-evil

Soundcloud – Black Eye – https://soundcloud.com/throne-of-vengeance/black-eye?in=throne-of-vengeance/sets/live-evil

About TOV: Bridging the gap between metal and rock with help from dual guitar harmonies, pounding drum lines and wide-ranging vocal harmonies, Calgary’s Throne of Vengeance released their EP ‘Live Evil’ on October 19, 2013 that echoes the band’s signature thrash-tinged rock.

“‘Live Evil’ is “a collection of songs based on our experiences in the last two years, covering everything from a close friend’s imprisonment for a victim-less crime to the realization of humanity’s demise to the contrast between good and evil and life and death,” says drummer Trevor Cobb.

Throne Of Vengeance - Live Evil - promo cover pic - 2015

“If there’s anything we would like people to take away from the record, it’s that you should be your own person, do what makes you happy, be aware of your world and be real. We have the power to control our own destiny. Together, we are more powerful than any world leader.”

Having shared the stage with numerous legends over the years, including Kill Devil Hill, 3 Inches Of Blood and Stephen Pearcy of RATT, Throne of Vengeance is ready to take things to a whole new level with Live Evil. Are you ready for a major ‘bangover’?

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Track Listing: Throne of Vengeance – Live Evil

  1. Black Eye (4:10)
  2. All In The Way (4:22)
  3. Hands Tied (3:32)
  4. Live Evil (4:58)
  5. Terminal Velocity (4:26)
  6. Impact (From The Top Of The World) (5:55)
  7. Congregate (As One) (4:10)

Total Time: 31:33

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Source: Asher Media Relations

For more info, please visit: www.ThroneofVengeance.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THRONE OF VENGEANCE.

THRONE OF VENGEANCE KICKS LEGIT, 100% METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SCION AUDIO VISUAL SHARE EXTENDED INTERVIEW WITH SLAYER’S TOM ARAYA

Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Tom Araya - Slayer - Scion AV - interview pic - #2014TA

SLAYER’s Tom Araya talks about the fans, forthcoming studio album and competing with other bands:

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

More info: http://www.scionav.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE SCION A/V.

Stone.

EISREGEN And DEBAUCHERY – Special Guests At HATEFEST 2015 Extended Shows!

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

Hatefest - 2015 - promo tour flyer - Six Feet Under - Vader - #2015MMB

EISREGEN + DEBAUCHERY At HATEFEST 2015 w/ Six Feet Under + Marduk + Vader + Hate, this April 2015!

Presented by Blast!, Legacy, Metalnews.de, Noizeletter & RockHard

Events Info:

03.04.2015 – AT Wien – Gasometer – http://www.facebook.com/events/362759693884489

04.04.2015 – CH Pratteln – Z7 – http://www.facebook.com/events/309007212627621

05.04.2015 – DE Essen – Weststadthalle – http://www.facebook.com/events/698225953608453

10.04.2015 – DE Geiselwind – Musichall – http://www.facebook.com/events/747792118640501

11.04.2015 – DE München – Backstage – http://www.facebook.com/events/376785465813147

12.04.2015 – DE Berlin – Postbahnhof – http://www.facebook.com/events/1582349615332541

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* For more info on HATEFEST:

Facebook: Hatefest

www.hatefest.eu

(Source: Massacre Records)

Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014

Website: http://www.massacre-records.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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