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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.

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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

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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

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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.

LUCIFER’S HAMMER – “Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXII)” Out Now On Shadow Kingdom Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXII) from Chilean traditional heavy metallers, LUCIFER’S HAMMER, is available now digitally on Shadow Kingdom Records. A cassette tape version is tentatively set for a mid-February release; the exact date will be announced soon.  Shadow Kingdom Records’ Tim McGrogan had this to say about the release:

“Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to introduce from the land of Chile, Lucifer’s Hammer! This is very reminiscent of rare ’80s US metal gems like SALEM’S WYCH, GRIFFIN, HEATHEN’S RAGE, DAMIEN THORNE, etc. Also more-well known acts like IRON MAIDEN, ’80s JUDAS PRIEST play a huge role in the development of their sound. They’re one of those rare new bands that could actually fool people into thinking they’re an obscure Heavy Metal act from the ’80s that fell beneath the cracks. Luckily for all of us, they’re a brand new band just starting out and they have a lot of good songs in them. ‘Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXIII)’ is the very first of many releases to come. Check out this amazing band!”

Track Listing:

Wolf

Shadows

Night Sacrifice

Preview and purchase Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXII) at the link below:

shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/night-sacrifice-demo-mmxiii

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

Facebook: Lucifer’s Hammer

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Website: www.shadowkingdomrecords.com

Bandcamp: shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE LUCIFER’S HAMMER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLOODBOUND “In The Name Of Metal” – Defends The Metal Faith Triumphantly!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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BLOODBOUND are a Power Metal band from Bollnäs, Sweden and I’ll guarantee their 2012 album, In The Name Of Metal, will kick your Metal lovin’ ass into the week after next. This insane fabulous album was released via AFM Records. Yup, the album cover artwork tells you immediately, that this Bloodbound album is whiz-bang.

When it comes to guitar driven Power Metal, Bloodbound are an unstoppable force. Unreal. Are Metal anthems what you crave? Bloodbound will have you lighting a torch and marching down main street to city hall at midnight. In The Name Of Metal and Metalheads Unite are two Metal anthems that speaks for our Metal community. Metal victory doesn’t await us, my fellow Metal brethren, the Metal victory is here and heard throughout this Bloodbound album! All the posers that aren’t still getting all this may now leave. Get out.

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Lead vocalist Patrik Johansson is a pure talent, with a splendid touch of influence from Metal legends as Kai Hansen, Andi Deris and Bruce Dickinson. There’s even an obvious vocal influence of the legendary Udo Dirkschneider that I hear on Monstermind. I honestly put Patrik Johansson on a high Metal pedestal; for his range and sporadic falsetto are plenty impressive, to me. Bloodbound easily commands me to really feel the outpouring of jubilant Metal that they play so incredibly well, on In The Name Of Metal.

In The Name Of Metal never lets up on its powerful Metal momentum, from beginning to end it’s a Metal thrill! My favorite song is Black Devil, however, this entire album is relentless with its mission of in-your-face Power Metal. Bloodbound are just a complete Metal band and they’ve easily demonstrated to me their out-and-out power! Support Bloodbound, buy this album and thank me in the Metal future. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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IN THE NAME OF METAL – Track Listing:

01 In The Name Of Metal

02 When Demons Collide

03 Bonebreaker

04 Metalheads Unite

05 Sons Of Babylon

06 Mr. Darkness

07 I’m Mr. Evil

08 Monstermind

09 King Of Fallen Grace

10 Black Devil

11 Bounded By Blood

12 Book Of The Dead 2012 (Bonus Track)

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* For more info on BLOODBOUND:

Facebook: Bloodbound

Website: http://www.bloodbound.se

AFM Records - new logo - 2013 - #1

Website: www.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE BLOODBOUND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HOMEWRECKER – Releases Video For New Demo Track

Posted in grindcore, Metal, metal bands, metal music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Homewrecker - puclicity live pic - 2014 - #33

Northeastern Ohio’s HOMEWRECKER has just released a video for “Skin The Pig,” a brand new demo track the band recently recorded with their newly revamped lineup.

Having scaled their squad from a quintet with a vocalist down to a quartet with the drummer and guitarist dividing vocal duties, HOMEWRECKER recorded the track as an introduction to the new lineup, and to help fill the gap between their 2012-released Worms & Dirt LP and next official release later this year. As proven on their previous recordings, the band’s enraged hardcore is jacked-up on death and grindcore elements and delivered at decimating, tuned-down levels.

The overhauled band now unloads an even tighter display of relentless d-beat and blast-infused guttural torment which was present in their recent set at A389′s tenth anniversary Bash, and is now blatant in “Skin The Pig.” The music for the video was recorded by band cohort Thomas Tadsen in Cleveland in December, the video was shot by Todd Thompson.

Check out the new video hosted via Toxicbreed’s Funhouse below:

Full video sets from HOMEWRECKER’s A389 X Bash set have also been posted by Hate5Six HERE and Metal Injection’s Pit Full of Shit HERE

HOMEWRECKER will enter Developing Nations Studio with Kevin Bernsten in mid-April to record their sophomore LP, now confirmed with the title Circle of Death­, for Summer release via A389, who also released Worms & Dirt. The band is also booking tours for the Spring and Summer months and will be pulling weekend warrior attacks in the interim, with participation in Berserker Fest in Ferndale, Michigan with Macabre, Wolf Eyes, Ringworm and more the first weekend of February, Fire Fest in Cleveland, Ohio on April 19th with Ringworm, Weekend Nachos and Death Before Dishonor and more confirmed.

HOMEWRECKER Live Actions:

2/05/2014 Berserker Fest – Ferndale, MI [info]

2/19/2014 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH @ Fire Fest [info]

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on HOMEWRECKER:

http://www.homewreckeroh.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/HomewreckerOH

https://twitter.com/Homewrecker_OH

A389 Recordings - promo - logo - 2013

http://www.a389records.com

http://a389recordings.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE HOMEWRECKER.

LONG LIVE OHIO ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

HORTUS ANIMAE Return With “Secular Music” – Releasing On March 24th, Via Flicknife Records

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Hortus Animae - Secular Music - promo cover pic - 2014

Important news from the Hortus Animae front: The band has inked a deal with the historic British label Flicknife Records for the worldwide release of their comeback album “Secular Music” that will start hitting the roads on March 24, 2014. The band also now reveals the frontcover of the album and a teaser video can be seen below:

Hortus Animae - Secular Music - promo banner pic - 2014

* For more info on HORTUS ANIMAE:

Facebook: Hortus Animae

Website: http://hortusanimae.net/

Merch: http://hortusanimae.tictail.com/

Flicknife Records - Large Logo - 2014

Website: http://www.flickniferecords.co.uk

Facebook: Flicknife Records: a music label

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LONG LIVE HORTUS ANIMAE.

LONG LIVE FLICKNIFE RECORDS.

Stone.

VAMPIRE – S/T Debut Album Releasing In March, Via Century Media Records; New Track Streaming Online Now!

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

Vampire - ST Debut Album Promo Pic - 2014

Vampire have released the brand-new song “Howl From The Coffin” via Stereogum & Terrorizer! Be sure to check out the track here: http://smarturl.it/howlfromthecoffin

The band’s self-titled debut album will be out in Europe on March 3rd and in North America on March 18th, via Century Media Records!

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Stone Says: Man, Howl From The Coffin is one excellent song! I’m an instant fan of VAMPIRE due to this one song! Whoa! If this song is any Metal indication, then I gotta get this CD, cause VAMPIRE will serve my Metal senses right! Metal be thy name!

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VAMPIRE:

Black String – Guitars
Command – Bass
Hand of Doom – Vocals
Ratwing – Battery

Live:
Nuclear War – Guitar
Centaur – Guitar

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* VAMPIRE are from Gothenburg / Stockholm, Sweden.

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(Source: Century Media Records)

* For more info on VAMPIRE:

Website: http://www.vampireofficial.com/

Bandcamp: http://vampiretheband.bandcamp.com

Century Media Records - logo - B&W

Website: www.centurymedia.com

Shop: www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE VAMPIRE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Stone’s State Of The METAL Address For 2014

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

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On this day, January 21st, I hereby declare my State Of The METAL Address for 2014.

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My fellow Metal brethren, as you read this, Metal is very much alive and well. Across the continents, Metal is still a tried and true force that we uphold to the highest degree and the non-believers must acknowledge as real; for we Metalheads, hell rats, underground dwellers, children of the night and maggots are MANY. Metal bands everywhere are continuing to dominate the clubs, both above and underground, with their Metal musical messages. Metal has and will continue to slam into the mainstream album charts; thus proving there are commercial outlets that cannot fully reject the truth, power and loyalty behind Metal.

Around the globe, Metal festivals both on land and sea are currently being planned and/or already have sold out for the 2014 festival season. The underground Metal scene is perhaps bigger, badder and more determined than ever before. Without the underground, there is no Metal future and our Metal backbone shall cease to exist. With media outlets such as Bandcamp, SoundCloud and YouTube, there has never been an easier time in our Metal history to get the Metal doctrine out to the masses; by sharing for free, the sacred sounds of Metal. Underground Metal must continue to invade and dominate these media platforms and look upon this technology as an asset to Metal.

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I want to thank each and every musician and band of Metal that breathes today. You should ALL be very proud, however, your work is not yet done; continue onward with the drive and passion of our glorious Metal founders and pioneers and let your Metal be known. I want to thank each and every record label, blogger and PR agency that is dedicated to the exposure and marketing of Metal. Let us NEVER forget our said founders and pioneers of Metal; for our Metal existence is due to their gifted talents, influence and of course… bravery.

My fellow Metal brethren, do not take any shit from any naysayer, while still being kind to thy fellow Metalhead and stranger alike. Continue to hail Metal; for if you are loyal to Metal, Metal shall be loyal to you. Using the iconic Black Sabbath debut album from 1970 as a starting point for the timeline of Metal, our beloved genre is now in its fifth decade of existence. We are not going away.

We are strong. We are one. We are METAL. 

METAL BE THY NAME. 

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Let us all remember that Mother Earth is to be respected and not used like a throw-away item. Our vast Metal community can make a difference to the ecology and climate of our planet.

Stone.

EYEHATEGOD – Announces Last Minute California Takeover

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on January 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Eyehategod - west coast tour - 2014 - promo tour flyer

Following the unfortunate cancellation of the Australian leg of their 25 Years Of Dysfunctional Family Abuse Tour, New Orleans road hounds, EYEHATEGOD, will take over California with seven recently booked matinee and evening assaults throughout San Diego, Santa Ana, Ventura and Los Angeles. Now christened the Undermining Society’s Rules Since 1988 West Coast Tour, the late additions, which commenced yesterday, serve as a precursor to the band’s already announced live attacks on Reno, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle and Denver next week.

Comments the band: “We believe these things happen for a reason and have now arranged a number of pick up gigs on the West Coast. Sincere apologies to our Australian friends and fans. We love you and are truly disappointed in what happened. We are already in talks to reschedule the tour and get back over as soon as possible.”

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EYEHATEGOD: Undermining Society’s Rules Since 1988 West Coast Tour

1/17/2014 Bancroft Bar – San Diego, CA

1/18/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA (matinee show)

1/18/2014 Bombay – Ventura, CA (evening show)

1/19/2014 East 7th Street Warehouse – Los Angeles, CA (matinee show)

1/19/2014 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA (evening show)

1/20/2014 Down And Out – Los Angeles, CA

1/21/2014 Aladdin – Pomona, CA

1/22/2014 Jub Jubs – Reno, NV

1/23/2014 Brick And Mortar – San Francisco, CA

1/24/2014 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA

1/25/2014 The Highline – Seattle, WA

1/26/2014 The Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

Can’t make your way West? Check out EYEHATEGOD’s guest appearance on the The Very “M.A.N.I.C.” Jimmy Cabbs Show this Sunday from 1:00pm – 4:00pm PST at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on EYEHATEGOD:

http://www.eyehategod.ee

http://www.facebook.com/OfficialEyeHateGod

http://www.mikeix.com

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LONG LIVE EYEHATEGOD.

Stone.

RINGS OF SATURN – Extreme Technical Deathcore Band Parts Ways With Drummer; New Record Underway

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Rings Of Saturn - band logo - #3380 - 2014

Bay Area Technical Deathcore band, RINGS OF SATURN, recently parted ways with drummer Jesse Beahler. Despite the setback, the band has tapped Black Tongue/Infant Annihilator drummer Aaron Kitcher to play on their upcoming new full-length. In an official statement, the band elaborates:

“Our drummer, Jesse Beahler, has made the decision to leave RINGS OF SATURN in order to put all his concentration into his other band, Black Crown Initiate. It was awesome touring with him, and we wish him the best of luck in his future musical endeavors! Despite this unfortunate news, we want to announce that we are officially working on a new record! Because of our drum situation, Aaron Kitcher from Black Tongue and Infant Annihilator has agreed to play drums on our third album. We are super excited about this and feel that his input will really blow people’s minds on our new material. Aaron will not be joining the band because he is already committed to two very active bands. So, we are looking for a touring drummer who can play material from Embryonic Anomaly, Dingir, and will also be down to learn songs from the new record so we can hit the road on tours to support the upcoming release. If you are an epic drummer who is up for this, send some play through videos our way!”

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For more info, visit the band’s official Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/RingsofSaturnband 

Check out their sophomore full length album Dingir, currently streaming in its entirety at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPe9OD9a0Qs 

Further RINGS OF SATURN intelligence to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

Unique Leader Records - logo - B&W - 2013

http://www.uniqueleader.com

http://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords

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LONG LIVE RINGS OF SATURN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Shadow Kingdom Records Releases Rare RUN AFTER TO Recordings

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Run After To - promo cover pic - 2014

Shadow Kingdom Records has unearthed and released a collection of obscure and virtually unknown ’80s Italian Doom Metal from RUN AFTER TO.

A split release entitled Run After To/Gjinn and Djinn that includes the band’s lone 1988 self-titled EP and the 1985 Gjinn and Djinn demo is now available worldwide on digital and CD formats. The songs have been remastered and the CD package contains some amazing band photos and a complete biography.

With the strange name came some strange songs as well. These old dusty recordings are literally impossible to find except for a low quality upload on YouTube. Fans of old 80′s Doom Metal like PAUL CHAIN VIOLET THEATRE, BLACK HOLE, and DEATH SS will absolutely love this package. Those not as familiar with Italian Doom Metal will have their interest piqued by comparisons to the likes of BLACK SABBATH, SAINT VITUS, CANDLEMASS and TROUBLE. RUN AFTER TO is one of those bands who has gone criminally unnoticed thanks to a career cut too short.

Stream the album in full and purchase at: shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com.

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CRITICAL PRAISE:

“”If you are a fan of Trouble or Pentagram this little gem is for you.” 9/10  - This is not a Scene

“This is Proto Doom at its best containing the melodic edge of NWOBHM, whilst still dishing out punishingly heavy riffs.”  – Temple of Perdition 

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Shadow Kingdom Records - Logo - 4 color - 2013

Website: http://shadowkingdomrecords.com

(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF RUN AFTER TO.

LONG LIVE DOOM METAL.

Stone.

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