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ISIS REISSUE “OCEANIC” ON NOV. 4th

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

Isis - Oceanic - promo album cover pic - remastered - 2014

RE-MASTERED RELEASE INCLUDES NEW PACKAGING

San Francisco – ISIS reissue a remastered version of Oceanic, the band’s 2002 album, on Nov. 4th via Ipecac Recordings.

Oceanic was Terrorizer’s album of the year for 2002 and in a multi-page “Hall of Fame” article discussing the influence of the nine-song release, Decibel Magazine said “Unlike Celestial’s outright anger and brutality, Oceanic was expansive, inviting and in many respects, the opposite of its forebearer. Surely, it was still Isis, for Aaron Turner’s howl and the group’s undulating tumult still played a significant role in how they communicated, but the collective had aged, learned to open up and, as you will learn, smoked Boston out of its reefer reserves. With tracks like opener ‘The Beginning and the End,’ the body/mind-moving ‘False Light’ and the exceptional ‘Weight’ —with Maria Christopher’s fey voice leading the despondent charge— Oceanic was, for all intents and purposes, a sea change moment for Isis.”

“With the Oceanic remaster I feel we’ve saved the best for last,” explained drummer Aaron Harris.  “The clarity that’s been revealed in these songs was surprising even to me. I’ve heard these songs probably thousands of times. When I listened to the remastered version of “Weight” it was like I was back in the studio recording the song. I also noticed a lot of new detail in Jeff’s bass guitar, and energy in the guitars. I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many times.”

A Soundcloud stream of the remastered version of “The Beginning and the End” is available here:

The band, in partnership with Ipecac Recordings, has previously reissued re-mastered versions of Celestial, Panopticon and TemporalMika Jussila remastered Oceanic and artwork revisions were handled by Aaron Turner.

ISIS’ final studio album was Wavering Radiant, which was released in the spring of 2009. The group disbanded in 2010.

Oceanic – Track Listing:

The Beginning and the End

The Other

False Light

Carry

Maritime

Weight

From Sinking

Hym

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ISIS:

Facebook: Isis the band

http://www.isistheband.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE MUSIC LEGACY OF ISIS.

LONG LIVE METAL. 

Stone.

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SLIPKNOT – Featured As Guitar World Cover Story For December; “.5 The Gray Chapter” Releases October 21st!

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

Slipknot - Guitar World - Magazine Cover promo - 2014 - December

Read an excerpt from the December 2014 issue of Guitar World, featuring legendary Slipknot guitarists Jim Root and Mick Thompson being interviewed by Alan Di Perna, by clicking the link below! Whoa!

http://www.guitarworld.com/slipknots-jim-root-and-mick-thomson-talk-brutal-new-album-5-gray-chapter

Listen to Slipknot’s new album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ before its worldwide release on October 21st here: www.5TheGrayChapter.com.

Below, crank up and watch Slipknot’s music video for ‘The Devil In I’ from the upcoming album, .5: The Gray Chapter 

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

SLIPKNOT – .5: THE GRAY CHAPTER Releases On October 21st, 2014, Via RoadRunner Records! Metal Be Thy Name!

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* For more info on SLIPKNOT:

Website: http://www.slipknot1.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLIPKNOT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, PAUL GRAY.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – 2015 Wall Calendar Is Available Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - 2015 Calendar - promo cover pic - #7737

The IRON MAIDEN 2015 wall calendar is available now! Click the links below to buy your copy! Metal be thy name!

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Official-Iron-Maiden-Calendar-2015/dp/1780545355

 Order direct from: http://www.ironmaiden.com

http://www.ironmaiden.com/2015-calendar.html

Iron Maiden - 2015 Wall Calendar - promo pic - February

Above: February – Adrian Smith (pictured above) was born on February 27th, 1957.

Iron Maiden - 2015 Wall Calendar - Back Cover promo - 2015

Above: back cover of 2015 Iron Maiden wall calendar; depicting each month’s page layout.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

Stone.

The Best Of Female Fronted Metal – Available On Spotify, Via Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Female Fronted Metal - The Best Of - Spotify Playlist - 2014 - promo flyer

Pictured above is Nina Vetterli-Treml, vocalist and bassist for 69 Chambers.

Check out this fantastic “The Best Of Female Fronted Metal” playlist on Spotify featuring female-fronted Metal bands like: 69 Chambers, Arven, Asylum Pyre, Elysion as well as Delain, Sirenia, Nightwish, DORO, Epica and many more!

Click here: http://open.spotify.com/user/massacrerecords/playlist/1NiHVGgdJDGkx2h9BTX6w5

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(Source: Massacre Records)

Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014

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

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

VANISH “Come To Wither” – Releases October 24th; Instant Track Download With iTunes Pre-Order

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Vanish - Come To Wither - promo cover pic - 2014 - #4599

Pre-order Vanish‘s new album Come To Wither on iTunes and get the instant grat track Silence right away!

Pre-order here: http://geni.us/VanishCTWiTunes

Vanish - Come To Wither - promo album banner - cd release - 2014

VANISH:

Bastian Rose – Vocals, Keys

Philipp Schönle – Guitar

Thomas Rösch – Guitar

Daniele Dei Giudici – Bass

Ralf Nopper – Drums

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VANISH are from Stuttgart, Germany.

* For more info on VANISH:

Website: http://www.vanish-metal.com

Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014

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

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE VANISH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLASTFEST 2015 IS EXPANDING!

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

Blastfest - 2015 - promo festival flyer - norway - february

Blastfest has accepted the challenge and has delivered! It is official, Blastfest will be even bigger! With very positive results and excitement of a recent poll, the Bergen, Norway festival have decided 3 days of Metal madness wasn’t enough and have expanded the festival into a 4 day event with a total of 60 bands! That’s 4 days, 4 venues, and 60 bands! Yes. 60 BANDS! The festival is now running from Wednesday February 18th to Saturday February 21st.

And that’s not just the only announcement the festival will make today because just like the recent spate of updates the festival are keeping form and have just confirmed another 4 bands to the already exploding poster! So without further adieu, we are pleased to report the addition of true Norwegian Black Metal veterans Gehenna, British symphonic Back Metallers Hecate Enthroned, Norwegian Death Metal titans Blood Red Throne and death thrashers Wyruz!

Gehenna - promo band pic - 2014 - #10016

GEHENNA

All of our grenade prayers have been answered; the word became flesh! It’s with a shivering voice of the utmost excitement that Blastfest welcome Norwegian Black Metallers Gehenna to the lineup of 2015! These purveyors of the dark arts have long been regarded as one of the most important acts to come out of the Norwegian Black Metal scene in the 90’s. It’s therefore with great delight that the festival welcome them back to Bergen for their first ever Blastfest performance.

Hecate Enthroned - promo band pic - 2014 - #4032

HECATE ENTHRONED

Back in the 90’s a band made its way to the forefront of the Symphonic Black Metal scene alongside bands like Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir, receiving praise for their ability to be both extreme in their expression as well as incorporating symphonic elements. We are of course talking about UK act Hecate Enthroned. As of today the band is still going strong, if not turning towards an ever heavier expression with their now Death Metal-infused take on the black arts. Blastfest are very pleased to have them cross the North Sea to perform live in Bergen for the very first time ever, as part of the festival!

Blood Red Throne - promo band pic - 2014 - #4499

BLOOD RED THRONE

If you were asked to name a Norwegian Death Metal band, chances are that the first name to enter into your mind would be that of Blood Red Throne. Ever since the release of their first four-track demo back in 2000, they have been a household name in death metal circles. It’s therefore with great pride that Blastfest welcome the ravenous war machine, the primitive killing machine that is Blood Red Throne into the fold. Be prepared for blood spatter and arterial lust!

Wyruz -  promo band pic - 2014 - #W1320

WYRUZ

Some say Blastfest needed to add more Thrash Metal to the lineup, so they have decided to include prime Death/Thrash act Wyruz! These guys have been going strong for over a decade now, and are dead set on destroying everything at Blastfest 2015.

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(Source: Future PR)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/blastfestival

Twitter: www.twitter.com/blastfestnorway

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLASTFEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HORRIFIED – Put In Terrorizer’s Spotlight

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

Horrified - Descent Into Putridity - promo cover pic

Detailed Interview Within

British heavyweight magazine Terrorizer have just published a Band Of The Day article featuring old school Death Metal lot Horrified, along with a lengthy interview. Within the interview, frontman Dan Alderson (ex-Plague Rider) explains the genesis of the project, the creation of their début album Descent Into Putridity, and the inspiration behind the music and lyrics.

Read the article here: http://www.terrorizer.com/news/botd/horrified-band-day/

Stream “Descent Into Putridity” here:

Physical release date is set to be in October via Memento Mori Records. Digital promos are available.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HORRIFIED.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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