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SATAN – Announces First U.S. Live Dates

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 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Legendary NWOBHM band SATAN have announced a series of live dates in the U.S. and Europe.

SATAN is a Heavy Metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s.

Their 1983 debut album, Court In The Act, is now widely acclaimed and regarded by many as the pinnacle of their career, during which the band’s line-up underwent a number of personnel changes and even changes in band name, releasing albums under the name of BLIND FURY and PARIAH, before folding in 1990. Guitarist Steve Ramsey and bassist Graeme English went on to found folk metal band SKYCLAD, while vocalist Brian Ross reformed his original band BLITZKRIEG.

SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany’s Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011′s Keep It True festival. The band performed at several european festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and even a new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of Court In The Act‘s release. Bow to your knees, SATAN was back with its new album Life Sentence, released in April 2013 on Listenable Records.

Life Sentence was featured on many a “Best Of 2013″ lists, and has been heralded as one of the best comeback album of the decade.

Footage of SATAN performing “Cenotaph” at last year’s Live Evil Fest in London is now playing at this location.

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SATAN Live:

3/01 – Hambourg @ Hell Over Hammaburg – GER

3/08 – Santiago @ Evil Confrontation – CHILE

3/15 – Brescia @ Play it Loud – ITxs

4/05 – Helsinki @ PRKL Club – FI

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4/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear Bar  – USA

4/12 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes – CANADA

4/13 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Rock Diner – USA

4/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie – USA

4/15 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter – USA

4/16 – Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery -USA

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5/09 – Wuustwezel @ Puntpop – BE

5/31 – Alvesta @ Muskel Rock – SW

6/20 – Clisson @ Hellfest – FR

8/09 – Dobriach @ Sauzipf Rocks – AT

8/10 – Derbyshire @ Bloodstock open air – UK

8/30 – Bergen @ Beyond the Gates – NO

Critical Praise:

“The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback” - Metal Hammer

“With the original lineup all in place, Satan’s high-flying, expertly-phrased melody lines and riffing have returned as if reappearing, modified DeLorean-style, from the past.” - Worm Gear Zine

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 SATAN Line-up:

Brian Ross – vocals

Steve Ramsey – Guitar

Russ Tippins – Guitar

Graeme English – Bass

Sean Taylor – Drums

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SATAN:

Website: http://www.satanmusic.com

Facebook: Satan (Band)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/satanmusic_com

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LONG LIVE SATAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE NEWCASTLE UK.

Stone.

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IRON MAIDEN – Headlining At Arras Main Square Festival In France, On July 3rd, 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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IRON MAIDEN will headline the opening night of the Arras Main Square Festival in France on July 3rd, 2014. The four-day Festival takes place between July 3rd – 6th.

For further information and details on how to buy tickets: www.mainsquarefestival.fr

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(Source: Iron Maiden Facebook page)

* For more info on IRON MAIDEN:

Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com

Facebook: Iron Maiden

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE THE NWOBHM.

Stone.

HELL – STREAM THE NEW SINGLE “THE AGE OF NEFARIOUS”

Posted in Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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HELL stream the new single from their upcoming new record Curse And Chapter, entitled The Age Of Nefarious.

Enjoy the stream on the bands Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/HELLofficial/app_208195102528120

The Age Of Nefarious will be released October 25, 2013. Coming as a 10” Vinyl in several colored versions, it will include the single track plus three live songs recorded at the Bloodstock Festival, 2013.

The bands current incarnation with Andy Sneap (guitar) and David Bower (vocals) joining original members Kev Bower (guitar and keys), Tony Speakman (bass) and Tim Bowler (drums) will release the follow-up to their highly acclaimed debut Human Remains (2011) on November 22nd 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

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The track list of The Age Of Nefarious reads as follows:

Side A:

1. The Age Of Nefarious

Side B

1. On Earth As It Is In Hell (live)

2. Blasphemy And The Master (live)

3. The Oppressors (live)

Commented guitarist Kev Bower: “In a world dominated by conflict, disease, corruption, poverty, disaster and crime – much of which has religion at its source – this is truly the dawning of The Age Of Nefarious. The song was always going to be the perfect opener for the new Curse And Chapter album since it lays the foundation for everything which follows, but when we were approached by our friends at Nuclear Blast with the idea of producing a lead-off EP, we also decided that out of four possible EP album track candidates – this song should also be the one. It represents everything which HELL represents – it powers along in awe-inspiring majesty, but takes lots of unexpected twists and turns before reaching its inevitable conclusion. The artwork is once again the result of our collaboration with Dan Goldsworthy, and it shows just a tiny fraction of the artwork he has created for Curse And Chapter. With regard to the additional live tracks – where better to have recorded these than from the main stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2013 – the spiritual home of UK Metal, during one of the best shows we have ever played, and in front of 10,000 of the most dedicated Metal heads in the world. We are proud to be giving you a glimpse into the second Chapter……”

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And don’t miss HELL on tour this fall along with label mates CARCASS and Swedish Death institution AMON AMARTH, invading Europe on the following dates:

07.11. D Oberhausen – Turbinen Halle

08.11. NL Tilburg – O13

09.11. D Osnabrück – Hyde Park

10.11. B Brussels – AB Hall

12.11. UK Birmingham – Academy

13.11. UK Manchester – Academy

14.11. UK Glasgow – Barrowlands

15.11. UK Bristol – Academy

17.11. UK London – Forum

18.11. F Paris – Olympia

19.11. D Ludwigsburg – Arena

20.11. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

22.11. CH Zürich – Komplex

23.11. D München – Kesselhaus

24.11. I Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milano) – Live Club

27.11. D Berlin – Columbiahalle

28.11. D Leipzig – Haus Auensee

29.11. D Hamburg – Docks

01.12. N Oslo – Rockerfeller

03.12. S Gothenburg – Tradgarden

04.12. DK Copenhagen – Vega

06.12. S Malmö – Kulturbolaget

07.12. S Stockholm – Arenan

09.12. FIN Helsinki – Cable Factory

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For More Info On HELL:

Facebook: HELL

http://www.hell-metal.com/

http://www.twitter.com/hell_band

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http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE HELL.

HELL KICKS 100% PURE METAL ASS.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

TYGERS OF PAN TANG – To Perform At Headbangers Open Air Festival 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Tygers Of Pan Tang Facebook page:

Headbangers Open Air Festival 2014

We are delighted to announce that the band will be playing again at one of our favourite festivals: Headbangers Open Air 2014.

As yet our actual performance date is to be confirmed but it will be either the 25th or 26th July 2014.

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Robb Weir – guitars

Jacopo Meille – vocals

Micky Crystal – guitars

Gavin Gray – bass

Craig Ellis – drums & percussion

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* For More Info On TYGERS OF PAN TANG:

Facebook: Tygers Of Pan Tang

http://www.tygersofpantang.com

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LONG LIVE TYGERS OF PAN TANG.

Stone.

TYGERS OF PAN TANG – 2013 TOUR DATES; FREE MP3 AVAILABLE

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG – The ever legendary and NWOBHM pioneers, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, will be on tour beginning September 28th in Belgium! Take a look below for their tour dates and check out the link for a FREE mp3 download that’s still available from TYGERS OF PAN TANG… Metal be thy name!

TYGERS OF PAN TANG – Tour Dates:

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG – AMBUSH IS OUT NOW!

FOR A FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD OF SPEED, FEATURED ON AMBUSH, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW! WHOA!!

https://soundcloud.com/rocksector/tygers-of-pan-tang-speed

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AMBUSH was released back in September, 2012, in North America, via Rocksector Records. Ambush was directed and engineered by the also legendary Chris Tsangarides.

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Robb Weir – guitars

Jacopo Meille – vocals

Micky Crystal – guitars

Gavin Gray – bass

Craig Ellis – drums & percussion

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* For More Info On TYGERS OF PAN TANG:

Facebook: Tygers Of Pan Tang

http://www.tygersofpantang.com

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LONG LIVE TYGERS OF PAN TANG.

Stone.

SATAN “LIFE SENTENCE” – SATAN REIGNS ONCE AGAIN!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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SATAN – On June 18th, 2013, NWOBHM legends, SATAN, returned with a new studio album: Life Sentence (Listenable Records). This sensational comeback album from SATAN is their first since 1987′s Suspended Sentence. SATAN has become one of the best comeback stories of 2013 and have solidly proved it to me with ALL ten songs on Life Sentence.

Each time I listen to this new SATAN album, I marvel at the quality of the musicianship, vocals and songs. Life Sentence is a complete SATAN package! Lyrically ominous and invitingly dark is this album; with haunting vibes that seems to cast a hypnotic Metal spell on my brain, which to me, makes SATAN so significant within this pioneering and sacred Metal genre that they helped bolster so many years ago.

SATAN delivers their retrospective Metal sound with authority; a sound that numerous newer bands are trying to recreate today. The NWOBHM was and forever will be an era of profound importance in Metal history; SATAN’s Life Sentence is a magnificent reminder of just that. With history aside, this new album from SATAN unleashes an enormous wave of relevancy; accentuating that their Metal sound is indeed timeless.

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I can easily label Life Sentence as a guitar-driven album, with guitarists Steve Ramsey and Russ Tippins leaving me helpless in numerous momentary lapses of Metal awe. Vocalist Brian Ross sounds excellent, tapping into his melodic and falsetto strengths. Listening to Brian Ross take command of the song is unreal. Graeme English on bass and Sean Taylor on drums are a non-stop force of Metal thunder! Whoa.

Siege Mentality, CenotaphTestimony and the title track are just four out of ten kick-ass songs that I could carry on about for another five hundred or more words. My Metal brethren who’ve already gotten into Life Sentence should surely share in my Metal passion I’ve expressed here. For those others in my Metal family who’ve not yet picked up this new SATAN album… you absolutely must!! Life Sentence is without question, one of the finest Metal albums released in 2013. SATAN reigns once again!

Metal be thy name.

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LIFE SENTENCE - Track Listing:

Time To Die

Twenty Five Twenty Five

Cenotaph

Siege Mentality

Incantations

Testimony

Tears Of Blood

Life Sentence

Personal Demons

Another Universe

Satan - classic logo - redBrian Ross – Vocals

Steve Ramsey – Guitar

Russ Tippins – Guitar

Graeme English – Bass

Sean Taylor – Drums

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The cover art for the album cover (pictured at top of post) was drawn by famed artist Eliran Kantor (SODOM, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) –http://www.elirankantor.com

* For More Info On SATAN:

Facebook: Satan (Band)

http://www.satanmusic.com

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LISTENABLE RECORDS:

Facebook: Listenable records

http://www.listenable.net

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LONG LIVE SATAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SATAN – NWOBHM LEGENDS: ARE COVER FEATURE ON HEAVYRIFF, JULY ONLINE ISSUE

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SATAN – Newcastle UK’s nwobhm legends, SATAN, are the cover feature for HEAVYRIFF No. 8, July 2013. HEAVYRIFF is a Spanish online magazine that you can subscribe to for FREE! 

Subscribe for FREE to HEAVYRIFF and receive every month the number of the magazine in your inbox in PDF. All you have to do is click on that cool link below! Whoa!

http://HeavyRiff.webs.com/

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SATAN:

Brian Ross – Vocals

Steve Ramsey – Guitar

Russ Tippins – Guitar

Graeme English – Bass

Sean Taylor – Drums

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* For more info on SATAN, click below!

Facebook: Satan (Band)

http://www.satanmusic.com

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http://www.listenable.net

Facebook: Listenable records

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LONG LIVE SATAN.

Stone.

SPV / Steamhammer Signs A Worldwide Deal With NWOBHM Cult Act BATTLEAXE

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SPV / Steamhammer signs a worldwide deal with NWoBHM cult act BATTLEAXE. It is not only for a new studio album called “Heavy Metal Sanctuary” which is due in early 2014, it also include the deluxe re-releases of the classic metal albums “Burn This Town” (out in October 2013) and “Power From The Universe” (out late summer 2014) with new covers, extended booklets and lots of bonus material.

The current line-up consists of the original members Dave King (vocals) and Brian Smith (bass) as well as Mick Percy (guitar) and Paul Atkinson (drums).

Dave King and Brian Smith say about the signing: “We think speaking for the whole band that we are all elated to be joining the SPV family. A label with great worldwide distribution and also featuring some of our favourite bands. It is wonderful to have the opportunity to re-release our old classic albums again as well as introduce our fans to our new more powerful sound. After a long and hard struggle we have finally managed to complete our new album Heavy Metal Sanctuary which we know will delight our fans worldwide. We do not think it will disappoint in either the songs or the production, and we feel that although it sounds modern and 21st century, it is still classic Battleaxe! We thank all our loyal fans all over the world who encouraged us to reform (indeed some even demanded it), even though some of you were not even born when the original albums were first released. Now because of this new deal, we will be able to see many of you in 2014 on the European festival scene and possibly around the world. Finally of course many, many thanks to Olly Hahn and all the staff at SPV for making this dream come true! “

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SPV/Steamhammer A&R Olly Hahn ads: “Sometimes you have to do something….and I did. As a child of the NWoBHM due to the lack of information’s you had to buy by the cover. In some cases the covers were good but the music average, in other cases the covers were not really good but the music was killer. This happened to me when I bought “Burn This Town”. The whole album, as well as the second one “Power From The Universe”, are classics for me and I know for many metal fans too. And I heard the new songs which are really strong and will surprise a lot of people. Yes, the band is ready to deliver…so are we!”

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(Source: SPV / Steamhammer)

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SPV / STEAMHAMMER:

http://www.spv.de

Facebook: Steamhammer

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LONG LIVE BATTLEAXE.

Stone.

SATAN – Announced As First Headliner For: 2014 Evil Confrontation Festival II

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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GRAND METAL NEWS FOR SATAN!

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As reported on the facebook page of SATAN (Band) and as announced by Evil Confrontation Records:

We are proud to say that Chile will be the first South American country which will have the HONOR of having one of the best bands of all the NWOBHM, which were not only the best in its time, but that also now, launching an album that surpasses the limits of logic, with a vocalist not aging and even improving. We are very pleased as an organization and mainly as fans, to announce that the first Headliner of Evil Confrontation Festival #2 comes from Newcastle, England and they come playing exclusively both their first full album, as well as their demos, singles and new songs, which sound as if taken out directly from distant 1983… Prepare to witness on Saturday, March 8, 2014… SATAN!

You may begin to book by sending an email to:

ConfrontacionMaligna@gmail.com

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Brian Ross – Vocals

Steve Ramsey – Guitar

Russ Tippins – Guitar

Graeme English – Bass

Sean Taylor – Drums

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SATAN – Life Sentence Is Out NOW On Listenable Records!

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For more info on SATAN, click on the links below!

Facebook: Satan (Band)

http://www.satanmusic.com

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Facebook: Listenable records

http://www.listenable.net

EVIL CONFRONTATION RECORDS:

www.EvilConfrontationRecords.com

Facebook: Evil Confrontation Records

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LONG LIVE SATAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

NIGHT DEMON – To Support METAL Legends DIAMOND HEAD And RAVEN – In L.A., On October 17th, 2013!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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California’s fast rising Traditional Metal troupe, NIGHT DEMON, will be supporting the immensely legendary DIAMOND HEAD and RAVEN, at The Vex Arts in Los Angeles, California, on October 17th! Metal be thy name!

For more info on this sensational Metal event, click on the links below! Whoa!

Poor Kids Radio:

http://www.poorkidsradio.com

Facebook: Poor Kid Radio

The Vex Arts:

http://www.vexarts.com

Facebook: THE VEX / ARTS L.A.

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NIGHT DEMON:

Jarvis Leatherby

Brent Woodward

John Crerar

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For more recent articles on NIGHT DEMON, as featured on Metal Odyssey:

NIGHT DEMON – Self-titled EP Releasing Via Shadow Kingdom Records

NIGHT DEMON – S/T EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey, on June 21st, 2013 and  June 25th, 2013.

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* For more info on NIGHT DEMON:

www.nightdemon.net

Facebook: Night Demon

* For more info on DIAMOND HEAD:

http://www.diamond-head.net

* For more info on RAVEN:

http://www.ravenlunatics.com

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LONG LIVE RAVEN.

LONG LIVE DIAMOND HEAD.

LONG LIVE NIGHT DEMON.

Stone.

RAVEN – “Rock Until You Drop – A Long Day’s Journey” 2-DVD Releases This Summer!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on May 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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RAVEN - All For One – One For all… Solid As A Rock With Swords In The Air – The undisputed kings of Athletic Rock are back! Harder and stronger than ever. With their new DVD Rock Until You Drop – A Long Day’s Journey they show all non believers what real Metal is about. Screaming guitar riffs, pumping bass lines, exploding drums and a voice which is not from this earth!

It`s now 32 years ago since their first album “Rock Until You Drop” was released and during this time Raven definitely influenced a lot of bands. Who played their first tour at the east coast in the USA as support to Raven?: Metallica. Who played their first gigs ever as support to Raven?: Anthrax. The list goes on and on… ask Mille of Kreator or Tom Angelripper of Sodom..both will say that Raven was a big influence on their musical careers.

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Rock Until You Drop / A Long Day’s Journey releases as a 2 disc DVD, in Germany, on June 21st, 2013. Other countries release dates will vary.

Over three decades of RAVEN Metal are covered on this double DVD! Concert, studio, backstage and interview footage are all included in this RAVEN DVD gem!

Rock Until You Drop – A Long Day’s Journey will be released via SPV / Steamhammer.

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RAVEN:

John Gallagher – bass guitar & vocals

Mark Gallagher – guitar & backing vocals

Joe Hasselvander – drums

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(Source: SPV / Steamhammer)

For more info on RAVEN, click on the links below! Whoa!

facebook: Raven

http://www.ravenlunatics.com

SPV / Steamhammer: http://www.spv.de

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LONG LIVE RAVEN.

NWOBHM & THRASH LEGENDS.

Stone.

SATAN “Life Sentence” Out Now in North America Via Listenable Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SATAN has returned to North America! The NWOBHM legends are back in action with the stateside release of the highly anticipated Life Sentence.

Out now on Listenable Records and available wherever quality metal is sold, Life Sentence is also streaming in full, courtesy of the folks at Terrorizer Magazine, at this location: http://www.Terrorizer.com

Life Sentence, SATAN’s first full-length since 1987′s Suspended Sentence, will mark the 30th anniversary of the band’s highly acclaimed 1983 debut Court In The Act. The album features the same line-up that appeared on that now-classic piece of Metal history.

The cover art for the album (pictured below) was drawn by famed artist Eliran Kantor (SODOM, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED – http://www.elirankantor.com) and depicts a similar graphic concept as Court In The Act. Mixed by Dario Mollo at Damage Inc. Studio in Italy and tracked late last year at First Avenue in Newcastle, Life Sentence is a very strong uptempo Heavy Metal album that will undoubtedly become a Metal classic.

Critical Praise:

“The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback” - Metal Hammer

“With the original lineup all in place, Satan’s high-flying, expertly phrased melody lines and riffing have returned as if reappearing, modified DeLorean-style, from the past.” - Worm Gear Zine

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SATAN are a heavy metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the NWOBHM movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s. SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany’s Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011′s Keep It True festival. The band performed at several European festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of their debut release.

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 SATAN Line-Up:

Brian Ross – vocals

Steve Ramsey – Guitar

Russ Tippins – Guitar

Graeme English – Bass

Sean Taylor – Drums

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on SATAN, click on the links below!

facebook: Satan (Band)

http://www.satanmusic.com

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LONG LIVE SATAN (The Band)

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN “No Prayer For The Dying” From 1990 Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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IRON MAIDEN – Back on October 1st, 1990, the 8th studio album, No Prayer For The Dying, from the iconic IRON MAIDEN was released. I bought this highly underrated IRON MAIDEN release on cassette, somewhere around its release date. It took many years before I upgraded No Prayer For The Dying to CD. Upgrading to CD’s after years of cassette, vinyl and (gulp) 8-track purchases is costly, you know?

Before I go any further in celebrating this IRON MAIDEN classic, (yes, it’s a classic to me), I shall make this Metal declaration:

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IRON MAIDEN

NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING IS:

STONE’S METAL PICK OF THE DAY!

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Over the decades, I’ve read many mixed reviews and comments about this IRON MAIDEN offering. What the hell gives? It’s not like this album can be compared to The Number Of The Beast, Powerslave or even the Paul Di’Anno era IRON MAIDEN. As the legendary Lenny Wolf of Kingdom Come would say: It is what it is.

I honestly feel No Prayer For The Dying is one ROCK SOLID slab of IRON MAIDEN, especially since this album was released back in 1990; when Heavy Metal was supposedly butchered by bands that came out of Seattle. Whatever. That’s for another Metal day and debate I guess.

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My favorite song on this IRON MAIDEN album is: Holy Smoke. Holy shit, does this song actually… SMOKE! I’m telling anyone who wants to listen: this song revs me up like there’s no Metal tomorrow! Holy Smoke is 100% relentless with its guitar driven attack! Whoa. Plus, the infinitely legendary Bruce Dickinson sings his ass off on this song and the entire album for that matter. ‘Nuff said about that, my fellow Metal brethren.

No Prayer For The Dying has the omission of (the also legendary) guitarist Adrian Smith. That did (and still does) super suck to the maximum potential. I gather it’s a long story and who really gives a crap now? Adrian Smith has been back with IRON MAIDEN for years now; since Brave New World was released in 2000. For No Prayer For The Dying, the already Metal seasoned Janick Gers stepped into the guitar slot left vacant by Adrian Smith, joining guitar guru Dave Murray; and Janick Gers hasn’t left IRON MAIDEN since.

Released via Epic Records, No Prayer For The Dying has been certified Gold by the RIAA Gold & Platinum Program (for U.S. sales). Metal be thy name.

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NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING – Track Listing:

Tailgunner                

Holy Smoke               

No Prayer For The Dying                

Public Enema Number One            

Fates Warning                      

The Assassin             

Run Silent Run Deep                       

Hooks In You            

Bring Your Daughter… To The Slaughter            

Mother Russia

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For more info on IRON MAIDEN, click on the links below!

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

WHY ISN’T IRON MAIDEN IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME?

Stone.

SATAN – LEGENDARY NWOBHM BAND IS: STONE’S METAL PICK OF THE DAY!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SATAN – The legendary NWOBHM band SATAN, from Newcastle, UK, is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Whoa!!

Siege Mentality is taken from the forthcoming SATAN studio album: Life Sentence. This blazing and hellish Metal comeback album from SATAN will be released on April 29th in Europe and May 21st in the U.S., via Listenable Records. Metal be thy name!

LISTEN TO SIEGE MENTALITY BELOW!

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Life Sentence is available for streaming in its entirety at Terrorizer, by clicking the link below:

http://Terrorize.it/kA

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SATAN:

Brian Ross – vocals

Steve Ramsey – guitar

Russ Tippins – guitar

Graeme English – bass

Sean Taylor – drums

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Satan - Life Sentence - promo cover pic - 2013

Check out other recent & related Metal Odyssey feature posts on SATAN, by clicking the links below!

SATAN – Reveals Artwork For “Life Sentence”

LIVE EVIL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE NEXT WAVES OF BANDS FOR OCTOBER 2013 – SATAN HEADLINING!

WINGS OF METAL FESTIVAL 2013 – Featuring SATAN & MANILLA ROAD – August 30th/31st, Montréal, Québec

SATAN – Confirmed For the Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Fest 2013 In Deinze, Belgium

SATAN – Releases New Track From Forthcoming Album “Life Sentence”

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey, on the following dates: March 26, 2013, March 17, 2013, March 17, 2013, March 17, 2013 and February 17, 2013.

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Satan - classic logo - red

For more info on SATAN, click on the links below!

facebook: Satan (Band)

http://www.satanmusic.com

facebook: Listenable records

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LONG LIVE SATAN (NWOBHM BAND)

Stone.

SATAN – Releases New Track From Forthcoming Album “Life Sentence”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Satan - Group Promo Pic - 2013 - #1

Legendary British band SATAN have released a brand new track off their forthcoming new album Life Sentence. The song, Siege Mentality, is now streaming! Check it out below!

Life Sentence, SATAN’s first full-length since 1987′s Suspended Sentence, will be available in North America on May 21st via Listenable Records. The album will mark the 30th anniversary of the band’s highly acclaimed 1983 debut Court In The Act. Life Sentence will also feature the same line-up that appeared on that now-classic piece of metal history.

The cover art for the album (pictured below) was drawn by famed artist Eliran Kantor (SODOM, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED – http://www.elirankantor.com) and depicts a similar graphic concept as Court In The Act. Mixed by Dario Mollo at Damage Inc. Studio in Italy and tracked late last year at First Avenue in Newcastle, Life Sentence is a very strong uptempo heavy metal album that will undoubtedly become a metal classic.

Pre-orders are available at http://shop.listenable.net.

Satan - Life Sentence - promo cover pic - 2013

“The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback” - Metal Hammer

“With the original lineup all in place, Satan’s high-flying, expertly phrased melody lines and riffing have returned as if reappearing, modified DeLorean-style, from the past.” - Worm Gear Zine

SATAN are a Heavy Metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s. SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany’s Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011′s Keep It True festival. The band performed at several european festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of their debut release.

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 SATAN Line-Up:

Brian Ross – vocals

Steve Ramsey – Guitar

Russ Tippins – Guitar

Graeme English – Bass

Sean Taylor – Drums

Satan - classic logo - red(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on SATAN, click on the links below!

facebook: Satan (Band)

http://www.satanmusic.com

http://www.listenable.net

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LONG LIVE SATAN (NWOBHM BAND).

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – Their First 3 Studio Albums Featuring (The Late) Clive Burr On Drums: Are Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day!

Posted in drummers, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock drummers, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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IRON MAIDEN – S/T DEBUT (1980)

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IRON MAIDEN – In Metal tribute to the late and forever legendary Clive Burr, I have chosen the first 3 Iron Maiden studio albums as Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day! Clive Burr was never marketed for an album as many drummers are today. Still, from the very beginning, Clive’s drumming introduced a fresh style, which sounded so natural, that it made the early Metal sound of Iron Maiden vibrate so exquisitely special for me. The NWOBHM was kicking in the door to my Metal soul… and I didn’t even know it back then.

These first 3 Iron Maiden albums still cast a magical Metal spell upon me. Simply put, I’ve never grown tired of them. I absolutely love the vocals of Paul Di’Anno, he brought his uniqueness to the table with Iron Maiden; just as Clive Burr delivered his unique style of drumming on these first 3 Iron Maiden classics.

As I listened back then, as I do today, the beats from Clive Burr were truly unlike any other. How can the haunting intro beats of Run To The Hills be denied? How can the near mystical percussion performance on Remember Tomorrow ever be forgotten? I won’t ever forget Clive Burr… and I know my fellow Metal brethren won’t either.

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IRON MAIDEN – KILLERS (1981)

The last studio album to feature Paul Di’Anno on vocals and it’s a True Metal treasure to behold! I’ll always choose Murders In The Rue Morgue as my favorite song from Killers. Just hearing Clive Burr pound the cymbals on this song is grand stuff alone!

IRON MAIDEN "The Number Of The Beast" large album pic!!

IRON MAIDEN – THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST (1982)

Just an iconic debut with the legendary Bruce Dickinson! An entire new era of Iron Maiden had been ushered in with The Number Of The Beast. I’d have to pick Hallowed Be Thy Name as my favorite song from this album. Hallowed Be Thy Name can easily be my favorite Iron Maiden song of all-time too.

* STONE’S METAL PICK OF THE DAY BONUS:

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IRON MAIDEN – MAIDEN JAPAN (1981)

This live EP, Maiden Japan, also features Clive Burr during his prime! The album cover above is the version that I own. I was fortunate enough to score this gem on vinyl, at an antiques mall. Price: $10.00 (U.S.). That’s a Metal steal! I’ve seen this vinyl treasure selling online for much more than I paid! Metal be thy name.

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For more info on IRON MAIDEN, click on the links below!

http://www.ironmaiden.com

facebook: Iron Maiden

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

REST IN PEACE, CLIVE BURR.

Stone.

CLIVE BURR – FORMER IRON MAIDEN DRUMMER, NWOBHM LEGEND PASSES AWAY

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on IronMaiden.com:

We are deeply saddened to report that Clive Burr passed away last night. He had suffered poor health for many years after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and died peacefully in his sleep at home.

Steve Harris said “This is terribly sad news. Clive was a very old friend of all of us. He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out. This is a sad day for everyone in the band and those around him and our thoughts and condolences are with his partner Mimi and family at this time.”

Bruce Dickinson adds “I first met Clive when he was leaving Samson and joining Iron Maiden. He was a great guy and a man who really lived his life to the full. Even during the darkest days of his M.S., Clive never lost his sense of humour or irreverence. This is a terribly sad day and all our thoughts are with Mimi and the family”

As Maiden fans all know, Clive joined Maiden in 1979 and performed on the first three albums Iron Maiden (1980), Killers (1981) and The Number Of The Beast (1982). Prior to that he was a member of Samson, the band Bruce fronted before he too joined Maiden.

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For more info on this article, click on the link below:

http://www.ironmaiden.com

MetalOdyssey

REST IN PEACE, CLIVE BURR.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – “Maiden England ’88″ Concert To Be Released On DVD, March 25th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Maiden England '88 - promo DVD cover pic

As reported on http://www.ironmaiden.com:

EMI are proud to announce the highly anticipated release of the Double Disc DVD MAIDEN ENGLAND ‘88 on 25 March. Now available for the very first time on DVD, this live show was filmed across two sold-out nights at Birmingham N.E.C Arena, UK in November 1988 during the band’s “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son World Tour”. Disc one contains the concert which has been specially upgraded and extended from the existing 1989 longform VHS release and now includes three previously unreleased encores: Running Free, Run To The Hills and Sanctuary thereby completing the full concert with a total running time of 110 minutes . Maiden’s own Film Producer and Director Andy Matthews went back to the 1988 edit and painstakingly remastered each shot digitally; colour correcting and grading to give the image the best possible look from that time.

As well as the VHS stereo sound track by Martin Birch, the band’s producer between 1981 and 1993, the DVD also includes a brand new 5.1 audio surround mix by Maiden’s current producer Kevin Shirley. The concert was meticulously directed and edited by bass player and founder member Steve Harris, so as to capture the performance from a fans-eye view of the stage, focusing fully on the music, the elaborate stage production and the lighting. Add into the mix an electrifying set list and of course Eddie, and Maiden England now offers a snapshot of a bygone era in which the band, as they continue to do today, devote their all in delivering the ultimate live experience for their fans.

Disc two is an extensive bonus disc featuring an exclusive documentary charting Part 3 in the History of Iron Maiden. This 40-minute film comprises recent interviews with the five band members and manager, Rod Smallwood. Picking up the story in the aftermath of the ‘84/85 World Slavery tour, this interesting and insightful documentary sees the band speak candidly about their memories of an exciting and occasionally turbulent period from which would emerge the albums Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son. As the Eighties began to draw to a close, so did another chapter in Maiden’s compelling history.

Other special extras on the bonus disc include Twelve Wasted Years. First released as a longform VHS in 1987 and available for the first time on DVD, this documentary runs for 90 minutes and includes archive interviews and dynamic live footage from the band’s beginnings in the now legendary Ruskin Arms pub, via London’s Marquee club and three World Tours. Five promo videos for the singles from the aforementioned albums are also featured and have been carefully restored and improved upon from the original films using the very latest software with the audio remastered in digital stereo.

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

Set List:

Moonchild

The Evil That Men Do

The Prisoner

Still Life

Die With Your Boots On

Infinite Dreams

Killers

Can I Play With Madness

Heaven Can Wait

Wasted Years

The Clairvoyant

Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

The Number Of The Beast

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Iron Maiden

Run To The Hills*

Running Free*

Sanctuary*

*previously unreleased.

DISC TWO – THE HISTORY OF IRON MAIDEN PART 3

The History Of Iron Maiden – Part 3

12 Wasted Years

Wasted Years promo video

Stranger In A Strange Land promo video

Can I Play With Madness promo video

The Evil That Men Do promo video

The Clairvoyant promo video

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For more info on IRON MAIDEN, click on the links below!

http://www.ironmaiden.com

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Scott Coverdale.

ANGEL WITCH – Live Concert For Charity, December 14th > The Unicorn In London

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Angel Witch - '78 Re-Visited - concert flyer - December 2012

As stated on the Facebook page of Angel Witch:

Angel Witch used to play this place all the time in the 1970′s when it was called The Brecknock (so did Sampson, Maiden, Urchin and all the others…) – so we thought we’d come back and re-live it.

£4.00 on the door – for charity

For more info on this Angel Witch live event, click on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/127254164098383/

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Angel Witch - As Above So Below - cover promo pic - x-large!

As Above, So Below is the comeback studio album from the legendary Kevin Heybourne and his band Angel Witch. This MUST Metal album was released back in March of this year, via Metal Blade Records / Rise Above Records.

To read Stone’s Metal excitement over As Above, So Below – click on the link:

ANGEL WITCH “As Above, So Below” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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* For more info on ANGEL WITCH, click on the link below!

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LONG LIVE ANGEL WITCH.

Stone.

HOLY GRAIL – Sign Europe-Wide Deal With Nuclear Blast Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HOLY GRAIL – Hailing from Pasadena in Southern California, North American up-and-comers HOLY GRAIL have offered a unique blend of traditional tunes in the vein of the legendary NWoBHM and influences of several contemporary heavy metal subgenres since their inception in 2008. Now, after numerous celebrated festival appearances (“Wacken:Open:Air” & British “Download Festival” among others) and extensive touring together with famous bands of the order of BLIND GUARDIAN, EXODUS and ELUVEITIE, the time is right to take this more than promising quintet to the next level. In that regard, Nuclear Blast Records are proud to announce the Europe-wide signing of HOLY GRAIL!

Nuclear Blast A&R Jaap Wagemaker comments: 

“Already after we’d listened to their debut EP Improper Burial, it became pretty obvious that HOLY GRAIL – offering a modern version of the old-school heavy metal we’ve grown up with – were the most exciting metal band to emerge from the county of L.A. within the last two decades, as renowned American “Decibel” magazine had put it. After Metal Hammer UK had nominated the band as “best new band” at the Metal Hammer Awards even before they had even released their debut album Crisis in Utopia, we knew we had to keep an eye on them. All over Europe, music magazines loved that record and celebrated it by publishing rave reviews. And ever since we’ve seen them playing two awesome shows at Wacken Open Air and British Download Festival, there was no doubt whatsoever that HOLY GRAIL were bringing the leather and steel to a new generation of metal heads. So watch out for HOLY GRAIL’s second coming in 2013!!!”

The band states:

“We in the HOLY GRAIL camp are very proud and excited to announce that we have recently become part of the Nuclear Blast family. We feel honoured to join the ranks of metal legends and many of our favourite bands, including ACCEPT (who we’ve covered), BLIND GUARDIAN (who we’ve toured with) and TESTAMENT (who we’d love to tour with)! Fans of HOLY GRAIL can expect all the metallic elements we’ve built our name on taken to the next level on our forthcoming new record Ride The Void. Coupled with the unequivocal might of Nuclear Blast, European domination is inevitable for our new album. See ya on the road!”

The band’s upcoming second studio album Ride The Void is set for a European release via Nuclear Blast in early 2013; in North America, the record will be released via Prosthetic Records. Stay tuned for further information to follow soon!

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on HOLY GRAIL, click on the links below!

http://www.holygrailofficial.com

http://twitter.com/holygrailband

facebook: Holy Grail (Official Page)

http://www.nuclearblast.de

LONG LIVE HOLY GRAIL.

LONG LIVE NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.

Stone.

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