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UnKured Tour Announcement

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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Ohio’s UnKured are excited to announce a mini-tour in May 2014 with Lysura!

UnKured’s bassist Ben Stanton had the following to say about the tour:

 “We’re pumped to be going out with Lysura for this tour. Everyone that goes is in for two very unique bands. Unkured will be playing all new material and Lysura will have new music as well. So if you love true metal I expect to see you there!”

Tour dates are as follows:

May 9th, Cleveland OH – Taxidermy Palace

May 10th Pittsburgh PA – TBD

May 12th Brooklyn NYC – The Acheron

May 13th Cambridge MA – Middle East

In further UnKured news, the band recently streamed their EP “As Reality Melts” at Metalunderground.com. You can check out the stream here.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on UnKured:

UnKured Facebook

UnKured Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE UNKURED.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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HELSTAR – To Headline Warriors Of Metal Fest VII, With Special 30-year Anniversary Set

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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Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is honored to be able to welcome back the Houston, Texas Power/Speed Metal legends of HELSTAR  as the Saturday headliner for our Seventh Annual Warriors Of Metal Fest.

Band vocalist James Rivera states: “Here I go again; round three for me to appear at Warriors of Metal Festival, at its new location O’Sheckys LIVE in Columbus, Ohio!  My first time performing at WOM was when HELSTAR headlined the fest in 2012 along with MANILLA ROAD at its former grounds in Pataskala, Ohio. The band and I had an awesome experience our first time around, we were treated very well by the organizers Datis & Lea Alaee and their organization and given a warm welcome by the fans. Due to overwhelming popularity in the Midwest U.S. region and with veteran WOM festival goers, I was invited back as the headliner in 2013 to premiere my solo project, JAMES RIVERA. Once again, I received unbelievable treatment and to say the least, I’m always overly flattered by the kindness of everybody involved in WOM. Now I’ll be returning for the seventh edition of WOM Fest with HELSTAR headlining on Saturday, June 28th, and there’s no better time to have us back. We have a new album coming out on April 29th entitled “This Wicked Nest”, which will be on the streets for two months by the time we hit the stage at WOM. I feel it’s the strongest HELSTAR record to date and will embrace all HELSTAR fans, old and new, throughout the decades. We even went as far as writing an instrumental to please the neoclassical metal admirers, which features guitarist extraordinaire Jeff Loomis (NEVERMORE, SANCTUARY, CONQUERING DYSTOPIA). The most exciting part about the HELSTAR shows in 2014, is not only are we going out in support of our new album and playing many great songs from previous albums, but it also happens to be the 30-Year Anniversary of the release of “Burning Star”, our debut album that put the band on the metal map of the world in 1984.  So what we will be doing for all of our shows in 2014 (beginning with our European tour) is supporting “This Wicked Nest” and including a special 30 year salute to the “Burning Star” album. This means we will be playing an extended set with Burning Star songs as our encore.  So for the old school HELSTAR fans, this is a show you will not want to miss! WOM is the first and only confirmed Midwest appearance for HELSTAR so far this year.  Hope to see you all there!”

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Check out HELSTAR’s “Fall of Dominion” from the forthcoming album This Wicked Nest, below:

HELSTAR’s appearance at Warriors of Metal Fest VII is partially sponsored by the generous donations of: Cecil Grosskopf II from Fort Gratiot, Mich., Craig Winsom from Tucson, Ariz., Scott Landon from Ashtabula, Ohio, Mike Burke from Plymouth, Mich., and Edward J. Schmidt from Cleveland, Ohio

The 7th annual Warriors of Metal Fest will take place June 27 – 28 at O’Shecky’s LIVE Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets are on sale & various levels of sponsorship opportunities are now available at the Fest’s website at www.warriorsofmetal.org.

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, DARKER HALF, HELSTAR (Saturday headliner), 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 HELSTAR:

http://www.HelstarMetal.com

http://www.facebook.com/Helstar.Metal

http://twitter.com/Helstar_Metal

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LONG LIVE HELSTAR.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ARTERIAL MIST – Live Dates Announced

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Ohio’s Arterial Mist will be bringing their Death Metal carnage to audiences in two separate live appearances in April.

The first assault will take place on Friday April 4th at the Shrunken Head in Columbus Ohio, while the second will take place at the Dude Locker on Saturday April 26th.

Full details on the April 4th show can be found here and for the April 26th show here.

In further news, the band recently partnered with Puregrainaudio to premiere the track “Honeymoon Breakfast” off of their debut EP “Draining Your Life”. The track can be heard at this location.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on ARTERIAL MIST:

Facebook

Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE ARTERIAL MIST.

LONG LIVE OHIO METAL.

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.

SHADOWSTRIKE – Confirmed 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 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Cincinnati, Ohio - The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is excited to announce that newly discovered Long Island, NY power metal band, SHADOWSTRIKE has been confirmed for Warriors Of Metal Fest VII to take place at O’Sheckys LIVE Bar & Grill on June 27th and 28th in Columbus, Ohio.

SHADOWSTRIKE was first brought to the attention of Warriors Of Metal Fest organizers by Steve Jasuilewicz, one of the guitarists and founding members of the Pennsylvania’s Beyond Fallen;  one of the earliest confirmed bands for the Fest this year.

ShadowStrike guitarist and vocalist Matthaus Krais states: “We are all very excited to be a part of Warriors Of Metal Fest VII.  This will not only be our first time performing in Ohio, but it will be our first time performing in the Midwest period. There are many amazing bands playing this festival and we can’t wait to see them all perform as well as share the stage with them and of course bring our music to all the fans!”

The band has posted “Gales of Winter” off their forthcoming Infinite Power EP – listen below:

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, A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, FLESH ENGINE, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, NOBLE BEAST, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED, SHADOWSTRIKE, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN, VALHALLA and ZEPHANIAH.

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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 SHADOWSTRIKE:

www.facebook.com/ShadowStrikePower

http://plus.ly/shadowstrikepower

https://twitter.com/_shadowstrike

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LONG LIVE SHADOWSTRIKE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

LO-PAN – Ohio Riff Rock Perpetrators Enter Studio Next Month; Band Unites With Tone Deaf Touring – Live Takeovers Announced

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Ohio riff rock perpetrators LO-PAN, will enter Translator Audio in Brooklyn, New York next month to record their forthcoming new full-length for amplification station, Small Stone Recordings. Titled Colossus, the offering will be mixed and mastered by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, The Brought Low, Keelhaul) with art direction by Jason Alexander Byers (Black Black Black, Disengage). A Fall release is expected.

In related news, LO-PAN recently joined forces with the roadburning heavyweights at Tone Deaf Touring (Corrosion Of Conformity, Weedeater, ASG) and will embark upon a short stint of live abrasions later this month alongside manic noiserockers, Whores. The ten-date motorcade will include two special Small Stone Showcases in Cambridge and Brooklyn. The following month, the band will join reunited iconic stoner rock sorcerers, Spirit Caravan, and the wicked doom bringers in Pilgrim for a performance in Columbus with additional bouts of onstage debauchery to be announced in the coming months.

LO-PAN Spring Takeover 2014:

3/20/2014 The Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI w/ Whores
3/21/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Whores
3/22/2014 Ruby’s – Columbus, OH Ruby’s w/ Fuck You Pay Me, White Wolves
3/23/2014 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ Whores, Fuck You Pay Me
3/24/2014 The Union – Athens, OH w/ Whores, Horseburner
3/25/2014 Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Whores
3/26/2014 The Depot – York, PA w/ Neon Warship, Black Cowgirl, Witch Hazel
3/27/2014 The M Room – Philadelphia, PA w/ Neon Warship, Skeleton Hands
3/28/2014 Small Stone Showcase @ Middle East – Cambridge, MA  w/ Roadsaw, Mellow Bravo, Gozu, Neon Warship
3/29/2014 Small Stone Showcase @ Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Wo Fat, Lo-Pan, Roadsaw, Neon Warship, Geezer
4/09/2014 Skully’s – Columbus, OH  w/ Spirit Caravan, Pilgrim
4/17/2014 Pinned 4 – Columbus, OH  w/  Neon Warship, Ride To Ruin, Beggers

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Check out the revamped lopandemic.com website for show updates, new merch and other LO-PAN-centric awesomeness. 

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Critical Praise:

LO-PAN could easily stand as one of the most important bands of their generation in the genre.” – The Obelisk 

“With enough stoner rock goodness to destroy bridges and skyscrapers alike, Lo-Pan show that they are one of several absolutely essential rock outfits working today and a major force to be reckoned with.” – Sputnik Music

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on LO-PAN:

http://lopandemic.com

Facebook: Lo-Pan

http://smallstone.com

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LONG LIVE LO-PAN.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Death Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, movies, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Jiminy Metal Cricket! I haven’t written a Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts post, since March of 2013! As Frank Sinatra and David Lee Roth have sung… That’s LifeBy the way, That’s Life was written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon; while originally recorded by American born Jazz singer: Marion Montgomery. There’s some non-Metal trivia for y’all. Whoa.

The Zero Tolerance magazine cover (above) has DEICIDE’s (legendary) Glen Benton staring at not just me… he’s also staring at you! One look into those eyes of Glen Benton and all I see is… METAL. Okay, someone may see, (maybe) a tad of evil. Evil is Metal. Cool. However, the glaring eyes of Glen Benton can be open for interpretation and still one Metal fact remains: those eyes of Glen Benton have undoubtedly seen it all.

I bought this December/January issue of Zero Tolerance at my nearest Barnes & Noble store, yesterday. Yes, I’m psyched. I cannot give this magazine enough Metal praise. It’s released every two months and costs $9.99 (U.S.). This mag is a UK publication and also comes with a CD of 18 songs; real songs that y’all won’t hear on American Idol.

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L to R: Ghostbusters – Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

Yesterday, the sad news spread across the world that the legendary Harold Ramis, a comedy filmmaker, director, writer and actor passed away. Man, have I been a lifelong fan of Harold Ramis! I have thoroughly enjoyed, time and again, every movie that Harold Ramis touched! Beginning back to my middle school/high school years, the comedy films that Harold Ramis was responsible for included Animal House (1978), Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981), the Ghostbusters franchise, National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day from 1993 and many more. An American comedy film icon, Harold Ramis shall forever be. His ability to make me laugh will forever remain and that’s a Metal fact. May Harold Ramis rest in peace.

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Above: That’s the KISS frisbee I own. Pretty cool, huh? I bought it at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Yup.

Apparently, KISS will not play in any band lineup for The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. It would have been extremely cool if every available member of KISS (past and present) could perform together onstage, for one kick-ass jam medley of KISS classics. A video backdrop showing the late Eric Carr and Mark St. John during this “fantasy” performance would have been an ultimate fan experience and profound moment in Rock history. Alas, what the hell do I know? Right?

Regardless, anyone who follows KISS on a daily basis, via their Facebook and website, will surely agree that Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have NOT forgotten about their past. Their roots are what made them the icons they are today and both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have openly acknowledged (via their recent press release) they want to celebrate the history of KISS. Read it by clicking the link below:

KISS – Will Not Play In Any Lineup For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

The above link is for a press release featured on Metal Odyssey, on February 23, 2014.

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I’d like to now give a HUGE Metal plug to my local indie CD/vinyl record shop: Disc Exchange. This (Dayton, Ohio) whiz-bang store covers it all, from music, movies and games to pop-culture collectibles too! True professionals (Mark and Kevin) you’ll find at Disc Exchange. Album collector’s will find LOTS of great vinyl, both new and used! Just take a look at their store logo above for more info! If you stop by Disc Exchange, tell ‘em Stone sent you. Metal be thy name!

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* For more info on ZERO TOLERANCE:

Website: http://www.ztmag.com

* For more info on DISC EXCHANGE:

Facebook: Disc Exchange Dayton

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

BENEDICTUM – With Special Guest LEATHER LEONE, Confirmed 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 February 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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February 14, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio - The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is honored to welcome back Arizona’s female-fronted Heavy Metal act BENEDICTUM, along with their special guest, U.S. female Metal matriarch LEATHER LEONE (CHASTAIN) for her exclusive Midwest metalfest performance at the 7th annual Warriors Of Metal Festival.

Benedictum vocalist, Veronica “The V” Freeman states: “We are so damned excited to play at the Warriors Of Metal Fest VII this year. It was a blast for me to be part of the crowd and announce a few bands last year as co-host of the event and be a part of that metal community, but it will be even better to actually play. Now, top that off with the fact that we will be bringing with us the talented and crazy Leather Leone of Chastain to jam some old and new Chastain tunes! I encourage everyone to come out and support Metal and have a kick ass time with us and all the great bands performing. We love ya! The V, Benedictum”

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Leather Leone also comments: “I am stoked, not only to be getting much wanted stage time, but to be able to share it with Columbus, Ohio, not to mention with my friend, the powerhouse, Miss V herself! I will be ready; I will metal your brains out!”

The official video for BENEDICTUM’s Scream, taken from their 2013 Frontier Records release Obey, is now playing below:

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.

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Warriors Of Metal Fest VII confirmed bands thus far for the main Fest on Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28 include: ARMORY, A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, FLESH ENGINE, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED, and SHALLOW GROUND.

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 BENEDICTUM:

Website: www.benedictum.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Benedictum.Official

* For more info on LEATHER LEONE – CHASTAIN:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LeatherLeone

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LONG LIVE BENEDICTUM.

LONG LIVE LEATHER LEONE.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

A TORTURED SOUL – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is pleased to announce that Pure Steel Records’ recording artists A TORTURED SOUL has been confirmed to play at the Warriors Of Metal Fest VII.  The Milwaukee, Wisc., dark power metal act will join a host of other premier metal acts at the fest, which is being held on June 27 and 28 at O’Sheckys LIVE Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

Band Vocalist, Rick Black states: “We are very happy to have the long-awaited privilege to ‘kill it’ on your stage at this year’s WOM Fest VII, and now even better, with the completion of our upcoming third album – which we will perform in its entirety along with a song or two from past releases – I say Horns-Up!”

The official video for the track “Kiss of the Thorn” is now playing below:

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, A TORTURED SOUL, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, FLESH ENGINE, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED and SHALLOW GROUND.

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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 A TORTURED SOUL:

Facebook: A Tortured Soul

http://www.reverbnation.com/atorturedsoul

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LONG LIVE A TORTURED SOUL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

LORDS OF THE TRIDENT – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 4, 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 Madison, Wisc., power metallers who rocked the Warriors Of Metal Fest III & IV Open Air shows in 2010 and 2011, the LORDS OF THE TRIDENT!

Fest organizer Datis Alaee comments: “Not only did this band inject a lot of fun into our annual summer festival but the band’s most outgoing and ‘vocal’ personality, Ty Christian has been a source of incredible support for us, showing up each subsequent year in 2012 right in the middle of the storm we were being hit with and 2013 with more and more metalheads from Wisconsin to enjoy themselves during our metal weekend in Ohio.  Those friends have since become new festival fans who are becoming repeat attendees!  That kind of support is very rare and very much appreciated!!!”

Band founder and vocalist, Lord Fang Von Wrathenstein states: “The LORDS OF THE TRIDENT are excited to be able to return to the Warriors of Metal fest, and do battle with all of the other true METAL bands and fans out there. It has been two years since our last appearance at the fest, and this has given the fest organizer the proper time to rebuild the stage, put out all of the fires, bury their dead, and fill in the giant crater caused by our 2011 performance. We are once again ready to melt faces, abduct Ohio’s women, and slay all the unworthy who stand in our path. We sincerely hope that the venue has installed the necessary shock absorbing concrete slabs to withstand the earth shattering, inferno-producing metal we plan to unleash. WARRIORS! Ready your axes and prepare your strongest armor – YOU SHALL NEED IT!”

Check out the video for Complete Control, off of LOTT’s Plan of Attack, below!

For more on LORDS OF TRIDENT, visit www.lordsofthetrident.com.

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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, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, FLESH ENGINE, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED, and SHALLOW GROUND.

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)

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LONG LIVE LORDS OF THE TRIDENT.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MITHRIDIUM – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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January 27, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is pleased to announce that one of the biggest supporters of our event in Ohio’s capital city, Melodic Thrash Metal band MITHRIDIUM, has been confirmed to make a return performance at this summer’s seventh annual metal celebration.

Band drummer Tony Kaliszewski states: “It is an honor to be a part of Warriors of Metal Fest once again. We would like to the thank the fest organizers for inviting us back and giving Mithridium another opportunity to share our music with the WOM family; old and new. We look forward to seeing all of our friends and welcoming everyone back to our hometown of Columbus, Ohio.”

Check out MITHRIDIUM’s “With the Blood of Retribution” below:

More on MITHRIDIUM at the links below:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mithridium

Warriors Of Metal Festival VII - promo flyer - 2014

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

Warriors Of Metal Fest VII confirmed bands thus far for the main Fest on Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28 include: ARMORY, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, FLESH ENGINE, MITHRIDIUM, RESTLESS BREED,  and SHALLOW GROUND.

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)

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LONG LIVE MITHRIDIUM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

OHIO METAL FOREVER.

Stone.

Stone’s Relocation Files: Part Two – It’s The Final Countdown!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock songs, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news, travel with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Europe - The Final Countdown - promo cover pic!

Stone’s Relocation Files: Part Two – Back on January 2nd and February 8th, I wrote about how my family and I are relocating to Ohio. Leaving the Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania and embarking on an entire changeover to Ohio is no easy task! Therefore, there may be some interruption with my covering the Metal news, album reviews, interviews and random Metal blabbing that you’ve become accustomed to on Metal Odyssey.

I have scheduled some kick-ass posts that will run through the third week of February (just in case there’s a bottleneck in getting the internet into our new home).

As you read this, my family and I are now official residents of Ohio! Whoa! We are now residents of the Buckeye State! 

Have no fear, Metal Odyssey is not going anywhere and I shall get back in the Metal groove, once my family and I are settled into our new home and surroundings in Ohio. In the Metal meantime, I’m crossing my Metal fingers that internet access will be delivered to our new home in a reasonable time frame!

Here’s A BIG METAL THANK YOU to every visitor for your supporting Metal Odyssey!

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By now you are probably wondering: why did Stone put the album cover of EUROPE – The Final Countdown at the top of his Relocation Files post? The answer is simple. Ever since this whole relocation gig began to heat up, the title track from this EUROPE album popped into my Metal brain! I just couldn’t shake this (very popular) song from my sub-conscious! Therefore, as each day passed and our relocation to Ohio became more of a reality, it all became a final countdown feeling to this entire life changing journey.

I never would have predicted that this (very huge 80′s hit) from EUROPE would become a theme song for me, as it represents such an important chapter in my Metal life. Metal be thy name.

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DID YOU KNOW: EUROPE will be playing a very special gig at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival, on June 7th; celebrating their 30th Anniversary as a world-wide successful Hard Rockin’ band! Whoa!

Europe - Sweden Rock Festival - 2013 - promo banner - 30th Anniversary

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Back on January 2nd, I wrote about the relocation that would be taking place in the live’s of my family and I. You can read all about it by clicking that handsome link below! Whoa!

Relocation Is On The Horizon For Stone… What’s Next For Metal Odyssey?

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EUROPE – The Final Countdown was released back in the Spring of 1986, via Epic Records.

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

http://www.europetheband.com

facebook: Europe

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LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE EUROPE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Stone’s Relocation Files: Part One – My METAL Head Is Spinning!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, living, Metal, metal music, Music, people, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Motorhead - The World Is Ours Vol 2 - promo cover pic!

As I have expressed on both Metal Odyssey and twitter during the past month of January, my family and I have relocated to Ohio. Ohio ROCKS. I’m not just saying that cause I’ve been living here in a hotel for about 8 days now; in fact, every person I’ve met in this grand state thus far is downright friendly. Stone digs that. Meeting new people and experiencing new places is what life is all about. Metal be thy name and ring that relocation bell!

Within these next 24 hours, our official status of becoming residents of Ohio will be solidified; as we move into our new home. With a new home comes (the possibility of) no immediate internet access; resulting in a temporary burp in Metal coverage you are used to reading and seeing on Metal Odyssey. Have no fear, I have purposely scheduled some (very cool) posts that will run through the third week of February (just in case the internet is not installed/delivered to our residence in a timely fashion). I truly hope you dig what I’ve got in store for you with these Rockin’ posts too!

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By now you must be asking: Stone, why is that album cover for Motörhead The Wörld Is Ours – Vol 2: Anyplace Crazy, As Anywhere Else at the top of this post? I answer: this CD is one of the first I’ve purchased while living here in Ohio. I found this Motörhead CD at Best Buy. Plus, I couldn’t resist tying in the title of this double live Motörhead album with this post. Anyplace Crazy, As Anywhere Else… that’s what relocation is all about. Nuff’ said.

There are so many little and big things to accomplish when you relocate! My Metal head is spinning! No, I’m not kidding! Okay, after that crybaby outburst, I want to thank each and every visitor (both casual and loyal) to Metal Odyssey for understanding there may be a lapse in normal action in the coming days. Hopefully the internet arrives to our new home quickly and I can breathe a sigh of relief! In the meantime… keep on Rockin’ with no sign of stoppin’! 

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Back on January 2nd, I wrote about the relocation that would be taking place in the live’s of my family and I. You can read all about it by clicking that handsome link below! Whoa!

Relocation Is On The Horizon For Stone… What’s Next For Metal Odyssey?

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Long Live Motörhead.

Stone.

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