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METAL – Yes, METAL Takes Over Top 3 Spots On Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart And Then Some!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

METAL.

LIVES.

‘NUFF SAID.

Revocation - Sanctuary - Lugal Ki En - Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart - November 1 - 2014

The Melvins - Hold It On - Billboard Heatseekers Chart - November 1 - 2014

Take a look for yourself above, at the TOP 3 Albums on this week’s Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart! WHOA! Metal be thy name! ALL METAL. Great METAL at that. The above chart is for the week ending November 1st, 2014.

With Revocation, Sanctuary and Rings Of Saturn taking over the top 3 spots, respectively and The Melvins at #5, the METAL message is clear: METAL WILL NEVER SURRENDER!! HAIL METAL!! 

How Billboard defines their Heatseekers Albums Chart:

The week’s top-selling albums by new or developing acts, defined as those who have never appeared on the top 100 of the Billboard 200 or the top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Country Albums, Latin Albums, Christian Albums or Gospel Albums. Titles are ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

* For a look at the complete Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, click below:

http://www.billboard.com/charts/heatseekers-albums

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* For more info on the bands:

Revocation

Sanctuary

Rings of Saturn

(the) Melvins

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SANCTUARY.

LONG LIVE REVOCATION.

LONG LIVE RINGS OF SATURN.

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

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BATTLECROSS – Confirms Winter Warriors Headlining Tour Honoring America’s Veterans

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Battlecross - Wretched - Winter Warriors Headlining Tour - promo flyer - 2014

Following their originally scheduled support slot on the recently cancelled Machine Head tour, Detroit, Michigan’s BATTLECROSS will be heading back out on the road next month for more than two dozen headlining dates through North America. Dubbed the Winter Warriors tour, the trek will kick off on November 26th in Grand Rapids, Michigan and conclude on December 30th in Worcester, Massachusetts. Support will come from Wretched and War Of Ages.

In honor of the US Armed Forces, this Veterans Day BATTLECROSS will make a limited number of tickets available to VET TIX so that local members of the military may attend a show in their city at no cost. The band will also be donating a portion of the funds generated from sales of a limited edition tour shirt to a local veteran’s charity, and choose a veteran in each market for a VIP experience. On Veteran’s Day (November 11th) fans can nominate a friend or family member who has served our country and share their story and photo, with a member of the military being chosen to win a guitar and more at the end of the tour. On the same day, the band will also bring back merchandise from their first Metal Blade album, Pursuit Of Honor, in their official merch store, with a portion of the proceeds being set aside to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events to wounded veterans of the military following the events of September 11th, 2001.

To learn more about honoring a veteran through the tour or to help underwrite tickets for veterans, click HERE. Members of the military can inquire about free admission to the tour at www.vettix.org.

Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala adds: “We won’t let a cancelled tour stop BATTLECROSS from performing for our fans and the Winter Warriors Tour with Wretched and War Of Ages is the perfect way to remind our fans that you keep moving forward when challenges come up in life. Who knows perseverance more than those who bravely serve our country and we are honored to dedicate this tour to them. We are a band that stands for ideals such as loyalty, honor, sacrifice and perseverance through our lyrics and how we conduct ourselves, and hope the tour will be a fitting tribute to every service member who attends. We look forward to raging with our fans who serve or have served in the US Armed Forces and thank them again for their service.”

BATTLECROSS
w/ Wretched, War Of Ages

11/26/2014 The Stache @ The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/28/2014 BT Theater – Erie, PA
11/29/2014 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
11/30/2014 The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
12/02/2014 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
12/03/2014 Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
12/04/2014 Gas Monkey Bar N Grill – Dallas, TX
12/05/2014 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
12/06/2014 Backstage – Lubbock, TX
12/07/2014 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
12/08/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
12/09/2014 Whisky A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
12/10/2014 DNA Lounge – San Fancisco, CA
12/11/2014 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
12/12/2014 Adrenaline Sports Lounge – Las Vegas, NV
12/13/2014 The Alley – Sparks, NV
12/15/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/16/2014 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
12/17/2014 The Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN
12/18/2014 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
12/19/2014 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
12/20/2014 The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
12/26/2014 Opera House – Toronto, ON
12/27/2014 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
12/28/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
12/29/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

Battlecross - War Of Will - promo cover pic - 2013

BATTLECROSS‘ latest album, War Of Will, debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release in July of 2013. This was the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut! War Of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes Metal chart on the day of release. Watch the music video for “Never Coming Back” now at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on BATTLECROSS:

Facebook: Battlecross

http://www.battlecrossmetal.com

http://www.metalblade.com/battlecross

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BATTLECROSS.

LONG LIVE WRETCHED & WAR OF AGES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KAINE – To Reunite With Original Drummer For One-Off Show

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kaine - The Waystone - promo cover pic - 2014

Kaine are pleased to announce that they will be reuniting with their original drummer and fellow band founder, Josh Moreton, for their gig at the Owl Sanctuary in Norwich (England) on January 17th, 2015. Current drummer, Chris MacKinnon is unable to make the show due to a family commitment.

Rage commented: “Josh was a very big part of Kaine’s foundation and we spent many hours putting together the songs that would end up on Falling Through Freedom. We also spent hours together jamming in sheds and taking those hard steps to becoming a regular gigging band which we were able to do after two years of solid work. It’s great to be playing with him again for this one show.”

This marks the first time Josh has played with the band in two years. Josh has since been playing drums in Dismanibus and Forged in Black.

Josh added: “I’m looking forward to a fun jam, sharing the stage with some old friends and excellent musicians again. Since then I’ve been working with Dismanibus on a new album. Recently, I’ve joined the Heavy Metal titans Forged in Black and we have our single The Exodus coming out on December 1st that I’m excited about, as it’s a pretty good song. I’ve seen Kaine many times since I left and they’ve gotten pretty tight, so it should be good fun.”

The original Kaine line-up came close to reunion earlier this year with the founding members agreeing to do a show which unfortunately fell through. The line-up for the Norwich show will effectively be reuniting the Falling Through Freedom line-up with the addition of Saxon Davids on guitar. The band will be doing a mixture of new and old material on the night.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

KAINE ONLINE:

Facebook

Twitter 

Bandcamp

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KAINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

THE CRINN – Return With A New Track, Reveal Artwork For Forthcoming Album ‘Shadowbreather’

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

The Crinn - promo band pic - band logo - 2014 - #1776

Minnesota’s Extreme Metal experimentalists, THE CRINN, have returned with a face melting new track entitled Silent Betrayer!! Little has been heard from the band since the release of their debut full length album, Dreaming Saturn, via Nuclear Blast Records back in 2010. Aside from a few one-off live performances and few and far between social media updates, THE CRINN have been excessively quiet over the last few years.

All that changes with the release of Silent Betrayer, which is taken from their forthcoming album Shadowbreather. Silent Betrayer is now streaming via THE CRINN‘s Bandcamp page, as well as their Official YouTube Channel. The artwork for Shadowbreather has also been revealed and can be seen (below).

The Crinn - Shadowbreather - promo album cover pic - 2014

Above: cover art for Shadowbreather

Vocalist John Nelson had the following to say about the upcoming release:It has been a long 4 years since we released our first full length record, Dreaming Saturn, and we are beyond pumped to showcase “Silent Betrayer” from our upcoming album entitled SHADOWBREATHER! The first thing people might notice, contrary to our last release, is that the new album was not formed as a concept. The direction we went with was to write individual songs that are somewhat shorter in length, more in line with our Self-Titled EP. Stylistically we have no rules. We write what comes to us. These songs are a true expression of our experimental nature with a bit of a focus on making our sound meaner and heavier. We really hope you enjoy “Silent Betrayer,” and we will be releasing more news on the album soon!!!

THE CRINN – Silent Betrayer:

Shadowbreather was recorded at Signaturetone Recording with producer/engineer Adam Tucker. A release date has not yet been set.

2014 also marks a decade of existence for THE CRINN, having formed during August of 2004 in St. Paul, MN. From its inception, the band decided to use an explorative writing style, without concern for genre exclusivity due to their frustration with the average and mundane, breakdown oriented metal scene. Their mixture of technical riffs, off-time grooves and jarring transitions has led to the band being labeled as mathcore, techmetal, techgrind, jazzmetal and even noodlegrind. Fans of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and PSYOPUS owe it to themselves to give THE CRINN a listen!

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(Source: RebelPyro Management)

Rebel Pyro Management - large logo - - 2011

* For more info on THE CRINN:

https://www.facebook.com/thecrinn

http://thecrinn.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/TheCrinn

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE CRINN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE MINNESOTA.

Stone.

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.

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.

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