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Metal Odyssey Celebrates Its 6 Year Anniversary Today! Metal Be Thy Name!

Posted in classic rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal Odyssey Headquarters – My pup Ozzy (above) isn’t kidding, it’s been 6 years! It is March 1st, 2015 and it’s the 6 year anniversary of Metal Odyssey. Whoa! Shut the front door! Gather the villagers! My, how fast 6 years can fly by! Metal Odyssey was launched back on March 1st, 2009 (MMIX).

Back in 2009, The Walking Dead and Finding Bigfoot were not on television yet. Wow! In 2009 a pound of bacon cost $3.19 and a U.S. postage stamp cost 42 cents. Unreal! Six years ago, after an eleven year wait, the iconic KISS released a new studio album:

KISS "Sonic Boom" large promo album pic!

KISS Sonic Boom was released on October 6th, 2009.

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During 2009 I was new to the blogosphere, thus I used about 200 or more “tags” with every post that was published on Metal Odyssey. I was such a nerd. Oops. I still am. Um, anyhow, take a look for yourself, as to how “tag crazy” I once was:

Metal Odyssey - too many tags - funny pic - 6 year anniversary

After 6 years with Metal Odyssey in my Metal life, I’ve learned quickly that there is always room for improvement and I don’t know everything. There are no laurels to rest on here. Each day I am grateful that other humans actually visit Metal Odyssey and hopefully it brings some kind of Metal joy to their lives; as Metal Odyssey has brought immeasurable Metal joy to mine. My love for Metal and Rock ‘N’ Roll hopefully shows, throughout these past 6 years of Metal Odyssey.

I thank every visitor (both random and loyal) and each subscriber to Metal Odyssey; you are ALL the reason why Metal Odyssey’s Metal wheels keep moving. To ALL the kick-ass Twitter followers, you RULE too! Each respective PR agency, PR rep, record label, musician and band I tremendously applaud for delivering to me the invaluable promotional materials and/or insight that are so necessary in the proper execution of Metal Odyssey. You ALL know who you are and you ALL ROCK!

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I placed the Witch Cross Axe To Grind album cover (above) for the reason that I can.

I especially thank Nilla, Scott Coverdale, Megy, Sara, Kev Moore, my guardian Metal angels, WordPress.com and my fellow blogging peers for any and all support, these past 6 years. Metal Be Thy Name!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

Massacre Records “Soundcheck Volume 4″ Is Available Now Online

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Massacre Records - Soundcheck Volume 4 - promo cover pic - #2015MRMO

“Massacre Records Soundcheck Vol. 4″ feat. Viper Solfa, Damnation Angels, Stormwitch & Dying Gorgeous Lies is now available!

Stream it on Spotify:

http://open.spotify.com/album/0TGvO5AvPZKCAK71egJ6fl

Tracklisting:

  1. Viper Solfa – Deranged
  2. 2. Damnation Angels – Pt. 2 Someone Else
  3. 3. Stormwarrior – Last Warrior
  4. 4. Dying Gorgeous Lies – First World Breakdown

Buy it on iTunes: http://geni.us/MasRecSoundcheckVol4

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Source:

Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014

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

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CRYPTIC HYMN – Offer Free Download Of New Track ‘Revel In Disgust’ Plus Show Dates

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Cryptic Hymn - promo band pic - #2015CHMO1

Formed in July 2014, Paducah, Kentucky’s CRYPTIC HYMN forge Blackened Death Metal that’s diverse with its aggressive, grim and melodic approach. Featuring ex-Voyage of Slaves members Dave Palenske, Jon Grace, and Nathaniel Vowell as well as Josh Mumford of Anagnorisis, the band is currently in pre-production working on their debut release. In the meantime, they have unleashed their first single ‘Revel In Disgust’ at the following links below to show fans what they have brewing for 2015.

“We are proud and very excited to premiere our new single. “Revel In Disgust” is an up front outlook on humanity. The theme of the song is about learning from the negativity one experiences in life and setting yourself aside from it, or against it in effort to rise above it. We think it’s important to address issues that exist in reality, but those issues can also be interpreted through metaphors based on themes of fantasy or science fiction, for example. This is only a taste of things to come as we have big plans for 2015. Be prepared to catch us on the road in the near future! Cheers everyone!” – Cryptic Hymn 

Cryptic Hymn - Revel In Disgust - promo cover pic - #2015CHRIDMO

Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/cryptic-hymn/revel-in-disgust

Bandcamp:

https://cryptichymn.bandcamp.com/releases

Fans of Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash and Doom who head bang to bands such as At The Gates, Death, Revocation and Skeletonwitch are sure to feel the brutal assault Cryptic Hymn offers in the mosh pit, as they will be hitting the road in their surrounding states.

Show Dates (more details coming soon):

Jan 31 – ST. LOUIS, MO @ THE FIREBIRD

Feb 20 – EVANSVILLE, IN @ DOC’S

Feb 21 – CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO @ 4-H EXHIBIT HALL

Feb 22 – ST. LOUIS, MO @ THE DEMO

March 20 – PADUCAH, KY

March 21 – MURFREESBORO, TN

March 22 – BIRMINGHAM, AL

March 23 – ATLANTA, GA

March 24 – COLUMBIA, SC

March 25 – SPARTANBURG, NC

March 26 – CINCINATTI, OH

March 27 – INDIANAPOLIS, IN

March 28 – LOUISVILLE, KY

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Source: Asher Media Relations

* For more info on CRYPTIC HYMN:

Facebook | Twitter | Reverbnation

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CRYPTIC HYMN.

LONG LIVE KENTUCKY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

UNEARTH – 2015 World Tour Dates

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Unearth Official Facebook:

We will be supporting our new album WATCHERS OF RULE in 2015 with a World Tour. Just a few of the dates have been announced so far, but chances are we will see you all this year. Thank YOU all for your undying support of our albums and tours! See you on the road.

2015 Confirmed Shows And Festivals. Many more to come.

February 19 – Denver, Colorado at the Marquis Theater

February 20 – Edmonton, Alberta at Union Hall (GOTF Fest)

February 21 – Wood Buffalo, Alberta at The Den

March 4 – Nagoya, Japan at Apollo Base

March 5 – Tokyo Japan at O-East

March 6 – Osaka, Japan at Drop

March 8 – Jakarta, Indonesia at Hammersonic Jakarta International Metal Festival

May 2 – Meerhout, Belgium at GROEZROCK

May 5 – Annecy, France at Brise Glase

May 8 – Dunkerque, France at Les 4 Ecluses

May 29 – Nürburg, Germany at Grüne Hölle – Rockfestival am Nürburgring

May 30 – München, Germany at Rockavaria

July 19 – Tolmin, Slovenia at Metaldays 2015

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Watchers of Rule is out now Worldwide. You can grab a copy from our Webstores, in stores or most online retailers.

MerchNOW Webstore –

http://unearth.merchnow.com/produc…/187926/unearth-deluxe-cd
 -Impericon.co.uk

Webstore –

http://www.impericon.com/…/unearth-watchers-of-rule-ltd-dig…

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* For more info on UNEARTH:

Facebook: Unearth Official

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE UNEARTH.

LONG LIVE MASSACHUSETTS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DISSIDENT CLONE “State of Dysphoria” – 4 Song EP Is A Metal Blast!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Dissident Clone - State Of Dysphoria - promo album cover pic - #2015DCMO

4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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DISSIDENT CLONEState Of Dysphoria will be released on March 17th, 2015, via Tridroid Records. This is a 4 song EP that blasts its way through with the sonically mixed trio of Metal, Thrash and Punk. The duo that comprises Dissident Clone are: Patrick Morris on guitar/vocals and Chad Brunsell on drums.

I will admit without hesitation that this is one freaking fun EP to listen to! Underground, raw and retro all the way through, this EP is worth that full jar of rainy day beans you’re willing to let go of. Not only musically do Dissident Clone play the Metal, Thrash and Punk combination; Patrick Morris adjusts his vocals very capably based on which style is being played.

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Dissident Clone packs an enormous wallop in just these 4 songs, I am very delighted to say. There’s even some groove Metal and haunting riffage going on with their song Eye Of The Wound. Savvy musicians that have compiled a blue-chip EP are Dissident Clone. I highly recommend to all who appreciate music that kick-starts the party into a ruckus. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track List:

Waiting To Collapse

Servile Sector

Eye Of The Wound

Crushed From Above

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* For more info:

Tridroid Records - Logo - B&W - 2013

Facebook: Tridroid Records

Twitter

Bandcamp

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DISSIDENT CLONE.

LONG LIVE WHOOP-ASS MUSIC.

Stone.

Kaotoxin Records Announces First Bands for Kaotoxin Fest #II

Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , on January 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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After a successful debut, the Kaotoxin Fest will return in 2015 for a second edition that will take place in Lille, France on December 5.

The first festival saw a slew of bands from Kaotoxin Records’ illustrious roster, including  6:33, Ad Patres, Antropofago, Department of Correction, Dehuman, Drawers, Eye Of Solitude, Infected Society, The Lumberjack Feedback, Nephren-Ka, Nolentia, Sidious, Unsu, VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC storming the stage at Lille’s El Diablo club. This year’s edition will be centered on Kaotoxin bands who didn’t perform last year. Confirmed names thus far are as follows:

  • Putrid Offal
  • Savage Annihilation: feat. Bono (ex-Insain) as special guest on bass.
  • Miserable Failure: First gig ever, featuring guest drummer Kevin Foley (Benighted).
  • F Stands For Fuck You: First gig in years.

More artists and many exclusive surprises will be announced in the coming months. For updates, visit: this location.

Kaotoxin Fest #II is sponsored by: MetalOrgie.com.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info:

http://www.kaotoxin.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KAOTOXIN RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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..

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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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http://www.southernlord.com

http://southernlord.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/SLadmin

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE POWER TRIP.

LONG LIVE TEXAS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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