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NEUROSIS – To Conquer Housecore Horror Film Fest; First Ever Australian Tour Nears

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As the lineage of NEUROSIS nears its thirty-year mark, the band continues to perform across the planet sporadically but steadily, not having toured this heavily since the earlier years of their career, in seemingly unending support of their 2012-released tenth studio LP, Honor Found In Decay.

This week, NEUROSIS has confirmed their participation in this year’s colossal Housecore Horror Film Fest. The second installment of the gathering, set to run from October 23rd through 26th in Austin, Texas, will see NEUROSIS joining the lineup of bands which also includes Decapitated, Lustmord, Danzig, Samhain, Eyehategod, Vader and a rash of others. The Housecore Horror Fest performance falls directly in line with NEUROSIS‘ set at the four-day Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, where they’ll headline the main stage on Saturday, October 18th, joined by The Body, Author & Punisher and Sorxe, followed by a concert in Denver the following evening, Sunday, October 19th, with Subrosa and In The Company Of Serpents supporting.

Preceding their upcoming US live actions, and following their most recent European run which included sets at Graspop and Tuska Open Air festivals, on the first week of August, NEUROSIS prepares to venture into Australia for the first time ever in just over two weeks on a six-city trek through Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney between July 4th and 9th, with two shows scheduled in Sydney.

NEUROSIS – Tour Dates:

8/04/2014 The Hi Fi – Brisbane, Australia w/ Hope Drone [tickets]

8/05/2014 HQ – Adelaide, Australia w/ Space Bong [tickets]

8/06/2014 Capitol – Perth, Australia w/ Drowning Horse [tickets]

8/07/2014 The Corner Hotel – Melbourne, Australia w/ Clagg [tickets]

8/08/2014 The Hi Fi – Melbourne, Australia w/ Whitehorse [tickets]

8/09/2014 Manning Bar – Sydney, Australia w/ Adrift for Days [tickets]

10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest [tickets]

10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents [tickets]

10/23-26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX [tickets]

NEUROSIS has become an institution of heavy music. From their beginnings as a hardcore punk band in the mid-’80s to their gradual evolution into a transcendent and genre-defying collective, the Oakland, California natives have broken ground at every turn, pioneering a sound that influenced heavyweights like Isis, Mastodon and High on Fire.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on NEUROSIS:

http://www.neurosis.com

http://www.facebook.com/officialneurosis

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http://www.neurotrecordings.com

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LONG LIVE NEUROSIS.

Stone.

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DISMEMBERMENT – Announce Summer/Fall Shows

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Ohio’s Dismemberment are pleased to announce several shows that will take place over the summer and fall of 2014. The shows are in support of their acclaimed album Embrace the Dark which was recently released on CD and cassette. The album can be streamed in full at this location.

Guitarist/Vocalist Luke Shively had the following to say about the shows:

“We are looking forward to getting out and slaying with you all. Lots more in the works, we will see you there!”

Dismemberment Summer/Fall Show Dates:

Jul. 11 – Three Kings Bar-Covington, KY

Jul. 12 – Shrunken Head-Columbus, OH

Jul. 18 – Berlin Music Pub-Ft. Wayne, IN

Aug. 22 – Killzone HQ-Indianapolis, IN

Aug. 23 – Jurassic Park-Chicago, IL

Sept. 5 – Token Lounge-Detroit, MI

Oct. 3 – 5th Quarter lounge-Indianapolis, IN

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* For more info on DISMEMBERMENT:

Dismemberment Facebook

Dismemberement Twitter

Dismemberment Bandcamp

(Source: Dewar PR)

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LONG LIVE DISMEMBERMENT.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ACCEPT – To Perform At Gramercy Theatre In NYC On September 15th; RAVEN To Support!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , on July 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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ONLY U.S. EAST COAST DATE IN 2014!

The Legendary ACCEPT Will Be Performing On September 15th, 2014 At NYC’s Gramercy Theatre! With Very Special Legendary Guests: RAVEN!

Crank Up And Watch The Music Video For The First Single, Stampede, From ACCEPT’S Forthcoming Studio Album: Blind Rage. Metal Be Thy Name!!

On August 15, 2014 Blind Rage Will Be Released In Europe, August 18th In The UK And France, August 19th In The United States! Whoa!

Pre-order ACCEPT BLIND RAGE Today! http://www.acceptworldwide.com/pre-order-accept-blind-rage/

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Wolf Hoffman – Guitar
Peter Baltes – Bass
Mark Tornillo – Vocals
Herman Frank – Guitar
Stefan Schwarzmann – Drums

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* For more info on ACCEPT:

Website: http://www.acceptworldwide.com

Facebook: ACCEPT

* For more info on RAVEN:

Facebook: Raven

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LONG LIVE ACCEPT.

LONG LIVE RAVEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DESERTED FEAR – Recording New Album

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

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German Death maniacs DESERTED FEAR have entered Thuringian Eisensound Studio in Eisenberg, Germany to begin work on their new, as-of-yet untitled album.

The band comments: “It´s getting loud again in Eisensound studio! After over two years of abstinence from the studio, that we spent with playing a lot of great live shows, we are now returning to record a new record. The new album will once again contain nine neck-breaking death metal songs as well as a cool guest feature, which we will announce later. The drums are nailed down already and now we will do the guitars. Stay tuned people, we are really looking forward to present this to you!”

DESERTED FEAR are considered one of Germany´s premier young Death Metal bands. The band’s 2012 debut, My Empire, earned acclaim from both fans and critics worldwide.

DESERTED FEAR:

Manuel Glatter – Vocals, Guitar

Fabian Hildebrandt – Guitar, Bass

Simon Mengs – Drums

Albrecht “Albi” Probst – Live Bass

Praise For My Empire:

“Simply amazing how much hit-potential you can find on this album, from the first song to the last. If one can even speak about this in terms of death metal. Great start!”

- RockHard

“Clearly one of the Death Metal highlights in 2012, maybe even THE Death Metal highlight!” - Metal.de

“There’s also a great technical potential coming up with this young band, that created more than a decent result with ‘My Empire.’ You need to keep an eye on those guys. Huge respect!” - Legacy.de

DESERTED FEAR – Live:

July 10 – 12 @ Torgau – In Flammen Open Air

July 25 – 27 @ Rohr bei Meiningen – Riedfest

August 23 @ Jena – Rock am Wehr

September 12 -13 @ Magdeburg – Metal Embrace

Deserted Fear - Band Logo - B&W - 2014(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on DESERTED FEAR:

 www.desertedfear.de

 www.facebook.com/desertedfear

 www.youtube.com/desertedfear

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www.fda-rekotz.com

www.facebook.com/fdarekotz

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LONG LIVE DESERTED FEAR.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

Stone.

ELECTRIC WIZARD UNVEIL “TIME TO DIE” AS TITLE OF FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM – OFFICIAL ARTWORK REVEALED

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Time to Die cover

LONDON, July 1, 2014 – Electric Wizard have announced Time to Die as the title of their forthcoming studio album. Time to Die is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment and is testament to the fact that Electric Wizard continue to be the most uncompromisingly heavy, genuinely twisted and evil band in the world.

This will be the band’s first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Says Electric Wizard founding member, Jus Oborn:

“All of our albums in the past have had a theme; revenge, drugs, black magic and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice. We have gone full circle, it was inevitable but we had to do it. We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back even stronger.”

The artwork, once again created by Oborn, is an extension of that theme; this is further solidified by the LP gatefold image, which will be revealed soon.

Electric Wizard, having just played Hellfest in France, have the following festival appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:

July 3 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival (Arena Stage)

July 4 – Knebworth Park, UK @ Sonisphere (Stage headline)

August 16 – London, UK @ Jabberwocky (The Excel Centre)

September 12 – Valada, Portugal @ Reverence Valada (headline w/Hawkwind)

October 10 – 12 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Desert Fest

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ELECTRIC WIZARD:

facebook.com/electricwizarddorsetdoom

youtube.com/user/ElectricFuckinwizard

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LONG LIVE ELECTRIC WIZARD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

OVERKILL – ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN HEADLINER TOUR FOR “WHITE DEVIL ARMORY”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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With the release of their new album White Devil Armory scheduled for this Summer, New Jersey Thrash Metal veterans OVERKILL now announce an extended European tour for October and November 2014. The band will hit the road in support of their upcoming output. Joining OVERKILL on tour will be L.A.-based metalheads PRONG, Swedish speed youngsters and labelmates ENFORCER as well as Greek Heavy Metal outlet DARKOLOGY.

Commented OVERKILL vocalist Bobby Blitz: “We hit the European shores on October 30th of this year, with our White Devil Armory version of ‘Killfest’. With us will be PRONG & ENFORCER. We look forward to banging out the new tunes, as well as some of the old school classics we have banged our heads to over these past 28 years of touring. Until then, Horns UP!”
Check out OVERKILL live at the following dates:

30.10. ESP Barcelona – Razz2
31.10. ESP Madrid – Shoko
01.11. PT Lisbon – Paradise Garaje
02.11. ESP Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia
04.11. I Milano – Live Club
05.11. CH Pratteln – Z 7
06.11. D Karlsruhe – Substage
07.11. D Osnabrück – Rosenhof
08.11. D Bremen – Tivoli
09.11. D Nürnberg – Hirsch
11.11. D Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal
12.11. D Hamburg – Markthalle
13.11. D Berlin – Postbahnhof
14.11. D Cologne – Essigfabrik
15.11. NL Uden – De Pul

Presented by EMP, Rock Hard, Guitar, EMP Rock Invasion

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White Devil Armory will be out on July 18, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was tracked at Gear Recording and mixed by Greg Reely, who also worked on 2012′s The Electric Age.

The track listing of White Devil Armory will be as follows:

01. XDM
02. Armorist
03. Down To The Bone
04. PIG
05. Bitter Pill
06. Where There’s Smoke
07. Freedom Rings
08. Another Day To Die
09. King Of The Rat Bastards
10. It’s All Yours
11. In The Name

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on OVERKILL:

Facebook: Overkill

Website: http://www.wreckingcrew.com

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE NEW JERSEY.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

DENVER BLACK SKY – Announces Lineup Additions And World Domination

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

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Earlier this week, DENVER BLACK SKY – set to take place August 2nd and 3rd at the Gothic Theatre and Moe’s BBQ – revealed on their official Facebook page plans to extend the lineup of their two-day, three-stage event with three additional acts. Wild speculation began almost immediately with fans throwing out the names of bands they dreamed to see and now the secret is out.

The doers of the event are pleased to welcome Mexican death grind perpetrators, Rottenness, who feature within their ranks Mile High City metal veteran Ben Pitts on vocals. The band will drag their own special brand of filthtified death metal to the DBS stage on Saturday.

Also making their way to the ceremony of chaos is Los Angeles powerviolence troupe Maladjusted whose female-empowered, vegan hardcore will only add more punk angst to an already crusty Sunday.

Finally, DENVER BLACK SKY welcomes iconic grindcore/crust combatants, Nausea, to their riotous bill. Born into the emotional wasteland known as Los Angeles, Nausea has been spreading their sonic disease since 1987 and will grace the stage Sunday evening.

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Crowned “Colorado’s Best Metal Festival” by Denver Westword, the second edition of DENVER BLACK SKY features another vicious lineup that includes appearances by 908, ACxDC, Annul, Brutal Truth, Cannabis Corpse, Cattleist, Cephalic Carnage, Condemned Remains, Dead Temple, Doperunner, Early Graves, Ghosts of Glaciers, Gomorrah, In The Company Of Serpents, Khemmis, Municipal Waste, Nails, Noisem, North, Phobia, Resurrection, Scalafrea, Skinned, The Drip, The Xiphoid Process, Theories, Transient, Vale of Pnath, Wayfarer, Xibalba and Zombie Hate Brigade.

Tickets for DENVER BLACK SKY are on sale now at THIS LOCATION. $50 for two-day passes, $75 for VIP passes. VIP Packages include: Official limited DBS 2014 screen-printed poster, limited split 7″ featuring two sick DBS bands, VIP viewing area, Relapse Records bag of metal and admittance to the DBS pre-party at Black Sky Brewing August 1st – featuring very special surprise guests. Don’t slack. This will sell out!

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/DenverBlackSky

http://www.blackskybrewing.com

http://www.gothictheatre.com

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LONG LIVE DENVER BLACK SKY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – Happy METAL Birthday From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in birthdays, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Today, June 14th, is the birthday of a Metal icon; a powerful, true Metal warrior, a pioneer of Speed Metal, Horror Metal and Dark Metal. The Metal staff at Metal Odyssey hereby declares, with Metal pride:

HAPPY

METAL

BIRTHDAY

KING

DIAMOND! 

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* For more info on KING DIAMOND:

Facebook: King Diamond

Website: http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com/

http://www.twitter.com/realkingdiamond

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LONG LIVE KIND DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

HUNTRESS – UK And European Tour Dates For June

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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HUNTRESS – California’s HUNTRESS will be touring the UK and Europe this June; take a look below for the dates, cities and venues! Metal be thy name.

HUNTRESS – JUNE 2014 EUROPEAN/UK FESTIVALS & HEADLINING CLUB SHOWS:

June 06 – Rock am Ring – Germany – Club Stage
June 07 – Rock im Park – Germany – Club Stage
June 10 – Beastfest at Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
June 11 – Poppodium 013 (+Battlecross) – Tilburg, Netherlands
June 13 – Download Festival – UK – Red Bull Stage
June 15 – Nova Rock Festival – Austria – Red Bull Stage
June 17 – Rock City (+Battlecross) – Zurich, Switzerland
June 18 – L’Usine (+Battlecross) – Genève, Switzerland
June 19 – Legend Club Milano (+Battlecross) – Milan, Italy
June 20 – Orto Bar (+Battlecross) – Ljubljana, Slovenia
June 21 – Klub Attack (+Battlecross) – Zagreb, Croatia
June 22 – Randall Club (+Battlecross) – Bratislava, Slovakia
June 24 – Magnet – Berlin, Germany
June 25 – KV Arena (+Lacuna Coil, Battlecross) – Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
June 27 – Graspop Festival – Belgium – Bull Stage

* For more HUNTRESS tour info: www.huntresskills.com/tour-dates

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* For more info on HUNTRESS:

Website: http://www.HuntressKills.com

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LONG LIVE HUNTRESS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SCION AUDIO VISUAL OFFER FREE WEEDEATER SINGLE VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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EXCLUSIVE TRACK RECORDED AS PART OF SCION’S ROCK SHOW 7-INCH SERIES

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April 22, 2014, Torrance, Calif. – Scion AV is offering a free download of a new Weedeater song titled “Hot Doughnuts Now” via Brooklyn Vegan:(http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/04/weedeater_made.html).

Weedeater, the sludgy NC-trio who Pitchfork said “oozes thick, incidental drones,” played the January installment of The Scion Rock Show in Los Angeles. Joining them for the free show were Pins of Light, who premiered the song “Lie Detector” via Punk News ( http://www.punknews.org/article/54648/media-pins-of-light-lie-detector) last week.

The Scion Rock Show, a free monthly concert series at The Satellite in Los Angeles, debuted last summer. The monthly outings offers music fans the chance to see both the next wave of bands in hard rock and metal as well as the rare opportunity to see more established artists in an intimate setting. Other participants include The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne, ASG, Fu Manchu and Indian Handcrafts. A limited edition 7-inch featuring music from past performers is available at each installment of the Scion Rock Show.

Scion Rock Fest returns to Southern California on May 17 with four stages spread across the The Glass House and Fox Theatre in Pomona. Artists appearing at the 2014 installment include Machine Head, High on Fire, Red Fang and Orchid. The event is currently sold out (a wait list is available at ScionAV.com.

An Instagram contest offering various VIP prizes including passes to the festival, autographed vinyl and a Schecter guitar is ongoing through May 9 (For full contest details, see Official Rules).

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on WEEDEATER:

Facebook: Weedeater

Website: http://www.weedmetal.com

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Website: ScionAV.com

Website: Scion.com

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LONG LIVE WEEDEATER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HAMMER FIGHT – Announce “Chug of Tour Vol. 3″

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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New Jersey thrash n’ rollers HAMMER FIGHT will hit the road next month for the “Chug of Tour Vol. 3″ in support of their newest release, Chug of War. The tour kicks off on May 16 in Asbury Park, NJ and will keep the band on the road until early June. Dates are as follows:

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Chug Of War is out now on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. A cross between Slayer, Motorhead, and beer, HAMMER FIGHT return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, who released the band’s 2011 untitled EP, for Chug Of War. Combining ripping guitars, bass leads and gritty dirty vocals, HAMMER FIGHT stand out from the rest with a unique sound. Chug Of War is a rockin’ album of drunken madness for fans of Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Anthrax, Slayer, Blood Duster, Blood For Blood, Carnivore, Thin Lizzy, Gang Green and Venom.

Chug of War is available in CD and digital formats at: hammerfight.bandcamp.com

In other news, HAMMER FIGHT have contributed a song to MetalSucks.net’s NYC Sucks Volume 3 digital compilation. Featuring some of the best bands in the New York Metal scene, HAMMER FIGHT’s “Made in Rock” is showcased alongside tracks from BLACK TABLE, CAR BOMB and more. The comp is 100% free and can be downloaded at this location.

 Critical Praise:

“To get it so right is pretty scary.” [9/10] -Decibel Magazine 

“Only pussies don’t like this band.” - Some Really Smart Dude 

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Spawned from a New Jersey scene saturated with Death Metal and Hardcore, HAMMER FIGHT brings a sound that many kids these days may have missed; Hard Rockin’ Metal. Versatile enough to share the stage with the most extreme Death Metal acts to Classic Hard Rock bands and everything in between. HAMMER FIGHT is here to kick some ass! Keep your eyes and ears open, they’ll be in your town soon.

HAMMER FIGHT:

Drew Murphy – Bass, Vocals

Ryan Blackman – Guitar

Todd Stern – Guitar

Justin Spaeth – Drums

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on HAMMER FIGHT:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HammerFight

Bandcamp: hammerfight.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE HAMMER FIGHT.

LONG LIVE NEW JERSEY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DISMEMBERMENT – Cassette Tapes “Embrace The Dark” And “Denied Salvation” Officially Released

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From tridroid records:

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here: “Embrace the Dark” and “Denied Salvation” are now officially released on cassette!

 Originally released in 2012, “Denied Salvation” created a HUGE buzz for the band in their local Ohio scene.

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The EP was hailed as “fucking excellent” by Forbidden Magazine and cemented their status as a band to watch. Preview and order the album here.

“Embrace the Dark” is the band’s latest album and we are happy that we’ve been able to release the cassette version prior to the official CD release on April 29th 2014. You can preview and order the album here.

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* For more info on DISMEMBERMENT:

Facebook: DISMEMBERMENT

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Tridroid Records Bandcamp

Tridroid Records Facebook

Tridroid Records Twitter

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LONG LIVE DISMEMBERMENT.

LONG LIVE TRIDROID RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

Stone.

BLACKOUT – NYC Stoner Doom Trio To Bring Their Riff Rituals To Canada

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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New York City Stoner Doom trio, BLACKOUT, will bring their quaking riff rituals to Canada later this month on a four-date mini tour through Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. This will mark the band’s first time ever on Canadian soil.

The band is justifiably ecstatic, “Wang dang poutine bang! BLACKOUT is taking their filth to the streets of Canada! We are so psyched and surprised that none of us have DUIs! Canada here we come!”

BLACKOUT Takes Canada 2014:

4/17/2014 Smiling Buddah – Toronto, ON
4/18/2014 Café Dekuf – Ottawa, ON
4/19/2014 Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC
4/20/2014 Sous Sol Du Cercle – Quebec City, QC

BLACKOUT will be touring in support of their We Are Here debut released independently last year. Commended by Sea of Tranquility for its “crushing, psychedelic heaviness,” We Are Here was recorded at Vacation Island Studio with engineer/producer Rob Laakso (Diamond Nights, Swirlies, Kurt Vile), and continues to reap critical applause. Mister Growl champions the trio for, “creating music so massive you can’t fathom its source,” Heavy Planet notes, “Loaded with screeches, twitches, and six hits of heady fuzz, We Are Here moves between massive sludge rhythms, ashy stoner passages, and sparse pockets of simplified doom. Present throughout is a rubbery weirdness, a sporadic psychedelia that sways as much as it stomps. The sound is true and solid, evidenced by the band’s approach,” while The Obelisk enthuses, “[BLACKOUT] show up with big riffs, big stomp, and underpinnings of quirk that give their unabashed tonal weight a sense that’s both lighthearted in not taking itself too seriously and a huge part of what makes the album overall so effective.

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Copping influence from stoner heavyweights like the Melvins and Sleep – easy comparisons to make, but true all the same – BLACKOUT might read on the surface like Riffy Brand X, but there’s more to We Are Here than sonic redundancies and tonal largesse.” Adds the Sludgelord pointedly, “Sometimes, you need a little bit of honest-to-goodness primordial metal. No pretence, no airs and graces, just crushing doom, feedback-saturated hunks of raw metal. This is where Brooklyn three-piece instrument destroyers BLACKOUT come in… We Are Here has bashed me like a club and dragged me back to its cave to examine its crude, yet creative, works. Put on your best animal skins, it’s about to get primitive. “

Order your copy of We Are Here TODAY via the band’s official BandCamp page.

With food, beer and America at the forefront, it only makes sense guitar player/vocalist Christian Gordy and drummer Taryn Waldman would meet at Gordy’s 2011 July 4th cookout in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Waldman, a former Hooter’s waitress turned big time commercial film editor, and Gordy, a one-legged bartender/artist/BBQ enthusiast were an oddball couple for NY’s heavily-styled metal scene. The duo began rapidly banging out monolithic snail-paced riffs that could party as much as they could crush.

BLACKOUT – referring to blackout drunk, the absence of light, or a mobster hit on an entire family – was the only appropriate title for the band. With a three-song demo recorded at the now defunct Headgear Studios in the bag, Waldman set out on the task of stalking and acquiring drum wizard Justin Sherrel for the bass position. The sound filled out and quickly grew like Chuck Berry’s mustache. Now with Sherrel’s nitty-gritty, rhythm-heavy mud beneath an electrical tide of riffs and explosions, the mighty river of sludge was primed to lurch forward.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on BLACKOUT:

http://www.facebook.com/blackoutnyc

http://www.blackout666.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE BLACKOUT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IZEGRIM “Congress Of The Insane” – An Insanely Grand Death/Thrash Album You MUST Know About!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Izegrim - Congress Of The Insane - promo cover pic

5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

Metal Fists 5 Metal Odyssey

IZEGRIM – This is a Dutch Death/Thrash Metal band that every member of our Metal community MUST know about! Fronted by vocalist/bassist Marloes, IZEGRIM’s sonic punishment can very well destroy our Earth’s geomagnetic field and we can all start kissing our asses goodbye now. Seriously. IZEGRIM is that freaking heavy and scalding of a Death/Thrash troupe and Congress Of The Insane (Listenable Records) is Metal proof positive! The album cover artwork is beyond incredible too.

As for the subject matter heard lyrically, on Congress Of The Insane, I’ll leave it to Marloes herself, as she has previously stated: “Congress of the Insane” features a concept based on the evil in the deceiving human nature. “Nowadays everyone seems normal until you get to know them. Some freaks are here, they’re real and they are alive!” The gathering of those disclosed society monsters can be depicted as a “Congress of the Insane.”

Crushing all that comes into its path, Congress Of The Insane is an extreme gem among Metal releases from 2013. The vocals of Marloes are potent enough to be considered a weapon of mass destruction. With a killer rhythm section and scathing duo guitars, IZEGRIM have proven to me, beyond a reasonable Metal doubt, that they are one of my favorite Metal bands within our Metal galaxy. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Izegrim - Marloes - At Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2013

Photo Credit: IZEGRIM Facebook

Izegrim’s Marloes – At Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2013

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Congress Of The Insane – Track Listing:

1) Relic of the Past

2) Decline and Fall

3) Celebratory Gunfire

4) Endless Strife

5) Deterioration from Perfection

6) Unchallenged Dominance

7) Modern Day Freak

8) The Legion

9) Carousel of Death

10) Manifest of a Megalomaniac

11) Carnival of Deception

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* Sabina Classen of Holy Moses appears on guest vocals.

* For more info on IZEGRIM:

Website: http://www.izegrim.nl/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/izegrim

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Website: http://www.listenable.net

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LONG LIVE IZEGRIM.

LONG LIVE THE NETHERLANDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

WARBEAST – To Wreak LIVE METAL Havoc At The Rail Club, April 11th In Fort Worth Texas!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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WARBEAST LIVE!

Where: The Rail Club, 3101 Joyce Drive, Ft. Worth, Texas

When: Friday, April 11th, 2014

LINEUP & SET TIMES:

Exploder – 12:30

WARBEAST – 11:30

Interment – 10:30

Violence Arise – 9:30

Electric Vengeance – 8:30

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WARBEAST DESTROY IS OUT NOW! BUY IT HERE:

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Website: http://theHOUSECORERECORDS.com

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* For more info on WARBEAST:

Website: http://www.warbeast.org

Facebook: WARBEAST

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LONG LIVE WARBEAST.

LONG LIVE TEXAS METAL.

LONG LIVE HOUSECORE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE TEXAS.

Stone.

ASKA – Confirmed As Friday Night Headliners For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is very excited to welcome back the only band to headline the fest three years in a row. Dallas-based Traditional Metal professionals ASKA, who headlined in 2009, 2010 and 2011, has officially signed on as the Friday night headliner for our 7th annual Warriors Of Metal Fest. ASKA will be supporting their sixth studio album, Fire Eater which was released through Germany’s Pure Steel Records in September of last year.

The 7th annual Warriors of Metal Fest will be held June 27 – 28 at O’Shecky’s LIVE Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

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Band founder, vocalist and guitarist, George Call states: “When we here at ASKA were approached by the brain trust about coming back to Warriors of Metal and headlining Friday’s portion of the fest I said, ‘Awesome! Who do we gotta kill?’ Not because we actually wanted to kill anyone but you get the sentiment right? After all, who wouldn’t want to get back to, perform for and hang out with those beloved portions of our extended metal family that the Warriors of Metal Fest has come to represent? See, WOM is not just a fest where we perform for fans but one in which we bleed, sweat, laugh and commune with our brothers and sisters of Metal. It really is one big family and the ‘blood’ that unites us is STEEL. And so it is with that sentiment that we look forward to this latest installment of the Warriors of Metal Festival, now indoors, come June – because just as much as you want to see ASKA, ASKA wants to see you. Dig? Hail and see you all at WOM Fest VII!”

The band’s official music video for the track “Dead Again” can be seen and heard below:

ASKA is brought back to Warriors of Metal Fest VII due to the generous fan sponsorships by Kit & Jen Ekman from Mobile, Alabama, brothers Edward and Mike Schmidt from Cleveland, Ohio, Dennis Schwan and Megan Stewart from Detroit, Michigan, and last but not least, Lance Souther & Laurie Rhodes from Dayton, Ohio. We are grateful for their contributions and constant support through the years.

Tickets are on sale and various levels of sponsorship opportunities are now available at the Fest’s website at www.warriorsofmetal.org.

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Bands confirmed for Pre-Fest Showcase on Thursday, June 26 at O’Sheckeys Live Bar & Grill include:  ETERNAL LEGACY (headliner) AUTOMATON, DEADIRON, LOWER 13, DETHRATS, GRAVE ROBBER, SPLIT THE ABYSS and WINTERHYMN.

Warriors Of Metal Fest VII confirmed bands thus far for the main Fest on Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28 include: ARMORY, ASKA (Friday headliner), A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, NOBLE BEAST, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED, SHADOWSTRIKE, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN, VALHALLA, VERMITHRAX and ZEPHANIAH.

Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s Of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ASKA:

Facebook: ASKA

Website: http://www.askaband.net

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LONG LIVE ASKA.

ASKA KICKS 100% METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

Stone.

TÝR Honored At The Faroese Music Awards; Tour With Children Of Bodom Continues

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on March 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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TÝR has been honored in their homeland with three awards at this year’s Faroese Music Awards festivities. The band won in the categories of Band Of The Year 2013, Album Of The Year 2013, and Album Cover Of The Year 2013! Fans can learn more about the awards HERE and watch a national news broadcast where KVF TV mentions TÝR as one of the two big winners at these year’s awards. The video is at kfv.fo and the mention is around the 16:50 mark.

In other news, TÝR’s latest video, The Lay Of Our Love, is currently number five on the Chart Base Top 100 in Denmark! Voting for the video for the week continues through Sunday, so check out the chart and vote at chartbase.dk. The song features a vocal duet with Leaves’ Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine. The video was produced by Stanimir Lukic, directed by Ivan Colic, and can be seen now at THIS LOCATION.

TÝR are currently on tour with Children Of Bodom for their Halo Of Blood Over North America trek. The tour, which commenced on February 14th in Quebec City, wraps up on March 28th and 29th with back-to-back shows at Irving Plaza in New York City.

The band’s latest record, Valkyrja, debuted on charts worldwide upon release in September of 2013. In the US, the album reached #15 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart, #22 on Current Hard Music, #39 on Overall Hard Music, and #70 on the Independent albums chart! Additionally, Valkyrja reached #4 on the iTunes Metal Chart on the day of its release. In Canada, the record reached #26 on the Metal Chart. On iTunes Canada, the record peaked at #2 on the Metal Chart, #9 on the Rock Chart, and #73 on the top 200 Albums Chart!

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TÝR w/ Children Of Bodom, Death Angel [remaining dates]:

3/21/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MC
3/22/2014 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/23/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
3/24/2014 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
3/25/2014 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
3/27/2014 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
3/28/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
3/29/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on TÝR:

Website: http://www.tyr.fo

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tyrband

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LONG LIVE TÝR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – To Perform At Gröna Lund In Stockholm, Sweden, This Coming July 25th!

Posted in amusement parks, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the KING DIAMOND Facebook page:

King Diamond has confirmed a main stage appearance at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden this summer. This will be the band’s only appearance in Sweden for 2014. Fans will see King Diamond’s over-the-top and critically-lauded stage show on Gröna Lund’s main stage on July 25th, 2014.

The ticket situation is: you cannot buy tickets in advance. Gröna Lund is Sweden’s oldest amusement park, with a historic outdoor stage, which has been performed on by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Slayer, Kiss, ZZ Top and many, many more. Since this is in an amusement park, you simply pay for the entrance on the day of our show, and the concert itself is free.

More information can be found at: http://goo.gl/6ntuhr

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Facebook: King Diamond

Website: http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/realkingdiamond

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LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE SWEDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

METAL ODYSSEY – Celebrates Its 5th METAL Anniversary!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Today, the phone calls, emails, text messages and tweets I’ve received from numerous loyal supporters and media celebrities, along with icons representing the world of Metal and Heavy Rock, to world dignitaries, all congratulating me on Metal Odyssey’s 5th Metal Year Anniversary, has been nothing short of thrilling! Metal Odyssey is obviously doing something right, in spreading the message of Metal around the globe.

To all the visitors, Metal Buddies, bands, PR partners, record labels and (of course) WordPress.com, everyone at Metal Odyssey thanks YOU for the Metal support over the first five Metal years!! And…

METAL BE

THY NAME!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL ODYSSEY – DEFENDING THE METAL FAITH, SINCE 2009. 

Stone.

ABORTED – New Album “The Necrotic Manifesto” Releases In North America On April 29th, Via Century Media Records

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Century Media Records Facebook page:

Death Metal psychopaths ABORTED have just finished their eighth full-length, “The Necrotic Manifesto”, with Danish producer Jacob Hansen! The artwork has been done by Par Olofsson (PATHOLOGY, IMMOLATION, IMMORTAL).

The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and on April 29th in North America! Check out the track-listing below:

01. Six Feet Of Foreplay
02. The Extirpation Agenda
03. Necrotic Manifesto
04. An Enumeration Of Cadavers
05. Your Entitlement Means Nothing
06. The Davidian Deceit
07. Coffin Upon Coffin
08. Chronicles Of Detruncation
09. Sade & Libertine Lunacy
10. Die Verzweiflung
11. Excremental Veracity
12. Purity Of Perversion
13. Of Dead Skin & Decay
14. Cenobites

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ABORTED:

Sven De Caluwe – Vocals

Danny Tunker – Guitar

Mendel Bij De Leij – Guitar

JB Van der Wal – Bass

Ken Bedene – drums

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* ABORTED are from Belgium.

* For more info on ABORTED:

Facebook: Aborted

Website: http://www.goremageddon.be

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Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

Shop/Merch: http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE ABORTED.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

LONG LIVE CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.

Stone.

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