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HELLOWEEN – ANNOUNCES THEIR RETURN TO NUCLEAR BLAST

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Founded in 1984 and hailed as one of the pioneering Power Metal bands from Germany, the Hamburg-based quintet HELLOWEEN is celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2014 and have announced their return to Nuclear Blast’s worldwide artist family.

“As a label, Nuclear Blast is ‘Heavy Metal to the bone,’” shares HELLOWEEN vocalist Andi Deris, “and we are really looking forward to working together with a lot of familiar faces.”

Nuclear Blast’s founder & label owner Markus Staiger is overwhelmed at bringing the band back into the fold. “We are more than proud that HELLOWEEN is part of the Nuclear Blast family again,” he states. “All those years we had a friendship-like connection and our ways crossed on a regular basis at concerts and festivals. HELLOWEEN to us is a matter of the heart. There’s not only the two records we released [The Dark Ride in 2000 and Rabbit Don’t Come Easy in 2003], but they’re an act that has influenced me and many of our employees. Together there are big plans and we are looking forward to having another productive and successful cooperation.”

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Following HELLOWEEN’s appearances on the European summer festival circuit, the band will enter Mi Sueño Studio on the island of Tenerife off the coast of Morocco with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, HAMMERFALL, PRIMAL FEAR) to record a new studio album for an early 2015 release.

Last month, Nuclear Blast released special edition re-issues of The Dark Ride and Rabbit Don’t Come Easy, featuring 3 bonus tracks on each album, which can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop.

Straight Out Of Hell, HELLOWEEN’s latest studio album released in early 2013, debuted on the German album chart at #4 – the band’s highest chart entry in their home country to date – and held this position for five weeks. The album had five other “Top Ten” album entries in Europe and also cracked the American Billboard Top 100 chart with an entry at #97.

HELLOWEEN Festival Summer 2014:

2014-05-24 S Metallsvenskan Metallsvenskan

2014-06-27 SLO Piešťany Topfest

2014-06-29 BG Kavarna Kavarna Rock 2014

2014-07-11 D Ballenstedt Rock Harz

2014-07-12 CZ Masters Of Rock Masters Of Rock

2014-07-19 FIN Karjurock Karjurock

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(Source: Nuclear Blast Records)

* For more info on HELLOWEEN:

Website: http://www.helloween.org/

Helloween - Facebook

http://www.youtube.com/HELLOWEENORG

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Website: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Website: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

Stone.

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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.

SINBREED “Shadows” – Releasing March 28th (Europe) And April 14th (US) Via AFM Records; “Making Of Shadows” Videos Streaming Now!

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 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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SHADOWS – Tracklist:

01 Bleed
02 Shadows
03 Call To Arms
04 Reborn
05 Leaving The Road
06 Far Too Long
07 Black Death
08 Standing Tall
09 London Moon
10 Broken Wings

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Release Dates:
28.03. EU
14.04. US

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Check out all four videos for SINBREED - The Making Of Shadows, below! Whoa! 

DRUMS (PART 1)

BASS (PART 2)

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GUITARS (PART 3)

(VOCALS (PART 4)

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SINBREED:

Vocals – HERBIE LANGHANS
Guitars – FLO LAURIN
Guitars – MARCUS SIEPEN
Drums – FREDERIK EHMKE
Bass – ALEXANDER SCHULZ

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Source:

* For more info on SINBREED:

Facebook: Sinbreed

Website: http://www.sinbreed.com

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de

AFM Records Shop: http://shop.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE SINBREED.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

VENGEFUL GHOUL – Turkish Power/Thrash Metal Band You NEED To Know About!

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

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Ardent Power Thrash conjurings from Instanbul…

VENGEFUL GHOUL, founded in 2005, are hailing from Istanbul, Turkey. Their style is intensely dynamic Power Thrash Metal with traditional elements. Music with its very own identity, in the vein of glorious legends such as HELSTAR, JAG PANZER, AGENT STEEL, VICIOUS RUMOURS and NEVERMORE.

Vengeful Ghoul’s debut album “Timeless Warfare” has been excellent mastered by Swedish sound guru Mr. Jens Bogren! Get prepared for an truly outstanding Power Thrash experience!

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Below, you MUST listen to VENGEFUL GHOUL’s Fire & Spell:

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Support/spread the Metal news about VENGEFUL GHOUL and purchase their CD Timeless Warfare.

 * Timeless Warfare was released on February 11th, 2014 and was self-financed.

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Below, you MUST listen to VENGEFUL GHOUL’s Under Control:

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VENGEFUL GHOUL – LINE-UP:

Emre Kasapoğlu – Vocals

Özgür Nair – Lead Guitars

Senem Ündemir – Rhythm Guitars

Volkan Beykoz – Drums

Görkem Büyükeşmeli – Bass Guitar

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Source:

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http://www.metalmessage.de

* For more info on VENGEFUL GHOUL:

http://www.vengefulghoul.com/

https://www.facebook.com/vengefulghoul

http://www.youtube.com/user/vengefulghoul1

https://twitter.com/VengefulGhoul

http://vengefulghoul.bandcamp.com/

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LONG LIVE VENGEFUL GHOUL.

LONG LIVE METAL MESSAGE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE TURKEY.

Stone.

NOBLE BEAST – 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 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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March 5, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is excited to confirm the return of one of last year’s Pre-Fest Showcase feature bands, St. Paul, Minn., Power Metal band NOBLE BEAST to perform at this summer’s Warriors Of Metal Fest VII. NOBLE BEAST will be supporting its self-titled debut full-length, which will be released on March 22. The Warriors of Metal Fest VII will be held June 26 – 28 at O’Shecky’s Live Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

Band vocalist and guitarist, Rob “Sir Robert” Jalonen states: “Last year’s WOM Fest VI Open Air was a magical experience for Noble Beast, and we are stoked to return as part of this year’s awesome line-up.  Last year, Columbus gave us an incredible reception. This year, we plan on giving Columbus the kind of show that its incredible fans deserve.  See you there!”

“We Burn,” taken from the band’s debut, is now streaming 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, NOBLE BEAST, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN and VALHALLA.

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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Sir Robert – Vocals, Guitar

Matt Hodsdon – Guitar

Drew Sutphen – Bass

David Thames – Drums

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on NOBLE BEAST:

www.facebook.com/noblebeastband

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LONG LIVE NOBLE BEAST.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

STEEL ASSASSIN – 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 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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February 28, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors Of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization has confirmed that Boston Power Metal veterans STEEL ASSASSIN will make a much-anticipated return to the Warriors of Metal Fest VII. The band will perform selections from their various releases such as War of the Eight Saints, WWII: Metal of Honor, In Hellfire Forged as well as a few other metallic surprises. The Warriors of Metal Fest VII will be held June 26 – 28 at O’Shecky’s Live Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

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The band collectively states: “In 2013 the Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air demonstrated to us true metal camaraderie, brotherhood and dedication to the art form. We are honored and excited to be part of this event again this year.”

Watch the video for “Blitzkrieg Demons” 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, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN and VALHALLA.

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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John Falzone – Vocals

Phil Grasso – Bass Guitar

Greg Michalowski – Drums

Kevin Curran – Guitars

Mike Mooney – Guitars

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more on STEEL ASSASSIN:

Facebook: Steel Assassin

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LONG LIVE STEEL ASSASSIN.

STEEL ASSASSIN KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

Stone.

GAMMA RAY – Power Metal Icons Unleash New Lyric Video Via Revolver; “Empire Of The Undead” To Drop This Spring

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

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Today, the perpetrators at Revolver are pleased to premiere the lyric video for “Hellbent,” from German Power Metal icons, GAMMA RAY. The new tune comes by way of the band’s long-anticipated new full-length, Empire Of The Undead, set for release this Spring.

A record that almost wasn’t, Empire Of The Undead was composed throughout 2013 with Eike Freese (Dark Age) at the mixing desk alongside bassist/co-writer, Dirk Schlächter, and was nearing completion before Hammer Studios, their home, rehearsal space, and meeting point for many metal bands throughout Germany, had burned down leaving much of its contents in ruins. Fortunately, the Empire Of The Undead masters managed to make it through unscathed. “If this could not stop us, nothing ever will,” joked light-hearted GAMMA RAY vocalist Kai Hansen, adding that, “We got rid of a lot of shit that we gathered there. Unfortunately, a lot of good equipment as well. Anyhow, we look towards the future, we saved the production and we can continue now in this new place.”

Sample triumphant new teaser track, “Hellbent,” now playing at Revolver at THIS LOCATION.

Empire Of The Undead will be released in North America on CD, LP and digitally via Armoury Records in conjunction with earMusic on April 15, 2014.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on GAMMA RAY:

Website: http://www.gammaray.org

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gammarayofficial

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Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com
 
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Website: http://www.ear-music.net

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LONG LIVE GAMMA RAY.

LONG LIVE POWER METAL.

Stone.

BRAINSTORM – Band Autographed Tarot Cards To Be Included In “FIRESOUL” Box Set; Limited To 666 Box Sets Only!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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This is the first (out of 5) “tarot” cards (above) that will be part of the Brainstorm “Firesoul” limited edition box set. Each card is signed by the respective band member.

The box set will be limited to 666 copies only! Autographed tarot card shown above is Brainstorm vocalist Andy B. Franck.

* Firesoul will be released on April 4th, 2014, via AFM Records.

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BRAINSTORM:

Andy B. Franck – vocals

Torsten Ihlenfeld - guitar

Milan Loncaric – guitar

Antonio Ieva – bass

Dieter Bernert – drums

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(Source: AFM Records)

* For more info on BRAINSTORM:

Facebook: Brainstorm

Website: http://www.brainstorm-web.net

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de

Shop/Merch: http://shop.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE BRAINSTORM.

LONG LIVE AFM RECORDS.

LONG LIVE POWER METAL.

Stone.

A SOUND OF THUNDER – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

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

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February 11, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio - The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is happy to announce that one of the most active Washington DC area female-fronted Power Metal bands, A SOUND OF THUNDER, has been confirmed to give an exclusive  Midwest performance at the 7th annual Warriors Of Metal Fest to be held at O’Sheckys LIVE Bar & Grill on June 27th and 28th in Columbus, Ohio.

Band vocalist Nina Osegueda states: “Playing at Warriors of Metal is a dream come true! I’ve wanted to play this fest for years, so I’m hella-excited to finally be able to not just play with these bands, but see them too!”

The song “My Disease,” featuring Blaze Bayley, is posted 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, 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 SOUND OF THUNDER:

Facebook: A Sound of Thunder

Website: http://www.asoundofthunderband.com

Merch Store: http://www.asoundofthunder.bigcartel.com/

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LONG LIVE A SOUND OF THUNDER.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

EDGUY – Release Album Cover Artwork For “Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown”; Also Announce European Tour!

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 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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On April 18th EDGUY’s 10th studio album SPACE POLICE – Defenders Of The Crown will hit the stores worldwide, followed by a world tour starting in September. The band have just released the cover artwork for this upcoming album.

Last Saturday several journalists had the chance to listen to an unmastered version of the new album and the reaction was overwhelming:

“Consistent and yet consistently different – Edguy defend the crown in German Metal with the greatest of ease… and as always: tongue in cheek” - METAL HAMMER

“Amazing, heavy album. Reminds of the first albums with an advanced touch. Very good!” - HARDLINE

The tour management has just confirmed the kick off date for the European “Space Police Tour“ on September 19th. In Hamburg, Germany EDGUY will headline the Hamburg Metal Dayz.

As said the show will mark the kick off to the band‘s first full-fledged headlining European tour after the successful Age Of The Joker Tour 2011.

The Metal Dayz will be the band‘s only festival show in Germany, further tour dates will be announced soon.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on EDGUY:

Website: http://www.edguy.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/edguy

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/edguy

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE EDGUY.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

BRAINSTORM – Special Album Release Shows Announced For Germany; “Firesoul” Releases April 4th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by AFM Records & BRAINSTORM:

BRAINSTORM – have added a second support band for their special “Firesoul” release concerts: GUN BARREL.

GUN BARREL will be the second supporting act for our special album release shows. So now you’ll get BRAINSTORM, BLOODBOUND and GUN BARREL. Not bad, huh?

Prepare to set your soul on fire! “FIRESOUL” coming on April 4!

TOUR DATES:

03. April 2014 DE – München, Backstage

04. April 2014 DE – Aalen, Rock It

05. April 2014 DE – Essen, Turock

06. April 2014 DE – Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater

BUY TICKETS VIA LINK BELOW:

http://www.hardticket.eu/e1031/BRAINSTORM

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* For more info on BRAINSTORM:

Facebook: Brainstorm

Website: http://www.brainstorm-web.net

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de/

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LONG LIVE BRAINSTORM.

LONG LIVE BLOODBOUND.

LONG LIVE GUN BARREL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IRON SAVIOR “Rise Of The Hero” – New Studio Album Releasing On March 4th, In USA, Via AFM Records; Live Release Show On February 26th, In Hamburg, Germany!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Two years after The Landing, Hamburg, Germany Power Metallers IRON SAVIOR return with their brand new studio album Rise Of The Hero, out on February 28th (Europe), March 4th (USA).

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IRON SAVIOR will celebrate the release of their new album with a special LIVE release show on February 26th, in their home town of Hamburg, Germany.

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Listen to Burning Heart, from Rise Of The Hero, below!

If you are in Hamburg, Germany, on the 26th, come over to the Rock Cafe, see the band perform and get the brand new CD “Rise Of The Hero” 2 days before its official release.

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* For more info on IRON SAVIOR and Rise Of The Hero, click on the link below! Whoa!

http://www.afm-records.de/artists/en/I/iron_savior.html

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE IRON SAVIOR.

LONG LIVE POWER METAL.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

Stone.

BRAINSTORM “Firesoul” – Album Cover Artwork And Track Listing Revealed; Releasing April 4th, Via AFM Records

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

Brainstorm - Firesoul - promo cover pic! 2014

Germany’s Power Metal Heroes = BRAINSTORM! 

BRAINSTORMFiresoul cover artwork & track listing revealed! Release date is April 4th (CD, ltd. Digipak, ltd. Special Edition, ltd. Vinyl). Pre-order options will be announced soon.

Firesoul – Track Listing: 

01. Erased By The Dark

02. Firesoul

03. Descendants Of The Fire

04. Entering Solitude

05. Recall The Real

06. Shadowseeker

07. Feed Me Lies

08. What Grows Inside

09. The Chosen

10. … And I Wonder

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Andy B. Franck – Vocals

Torsten Ihlenfeld - Guitar

Milan Loncaric – Guitar

Antonio Ieva – Bass

Dieter Bernert – Drums

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(Source: AFM Records)

* For more info on BRAINSTORM:

Facebook: Brainstorm

Website: http://www.brainstorm-web.net

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE BRAINSTORM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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

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

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5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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

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

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

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

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IN THE NAME OF METAL – Track Listing:

01 In The Name Of Metal

02 When Demons Collide

03 Bonebreaker

04 Metalheads Unite

05 Sons Of Babylon

06 Mr. Darkness

07 I’m Mr. Evil

08 Monstermind

09 King Of Fallen Grace

10 Black Devil

11 Bounded By Blood

12 Book Of The Dead 2012 (Bonus Track)

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* For more info on BLOODBOUND:

Facebook: Bloodbound

Website: http://www.bloodbound.se

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Website: www.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE BLOODBOUND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CIRCLE OF SILENCE “The Rise Of Resistance” – German Power Metal Strikes Again!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Circle Of Silence - The Rise Of Resistance - promo cover pic!

4 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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Looking back on 2013, there were many, many great Metal albums released; Metal albums that should always be hailed here, on Metal Odyssey. One such album is The Rise Of Resistance and the Power Metal brilliance of Heilbronn, Germany’s Circle Of Silence. This is a Power Metal album that MUST be heard, to understand it’s true potent thunder!

Yes, once again, we have album cover artwork that matches the Metal heard within like a Metal glove! Nick on vocals comes across as the ever confident and eloquent Metal frontman, as he exhibits an attitude and grandiose vibe of pure might, with every note. The duo guitar fretwork of Tobias and Chris is a sensation to take in; with the rhythm section of Björn (bass) and Pit (drums) only exemplifies why Circle Of Silence is a Power Metal force to adhere to.

Released via Abstatt, Germany’s Massacre Records, The Rise Of Resistance is just one of many numerous Metal gems that this legendary record label offered in 2013. Any rabid Power Metal and/or True Metal fan’s album collection is amiss without this recent Circle Of Silence offering. Circle Of Silence = Metal. Period. What makes any album memorable are the songs and Circle Of Silence surely has them on The Rise Of Resistance. Metal be thy name. – Stone

The Rise Of Resistance – Track Listing:

01       Blood of Enemies

02.       Eyes of Anarchy

03.       Nothing Shall Remain

04.       One Moment of Hate

05.       An Oncoming Storm

06.       Mind Conspiracy

07.       In the Absence of Your God

08.       We Rise

09.       The Final Chapter

10.       Slaves to the Greed Machine

11.       Reborn from Darkness

12.       The Architect of Immortality

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* For more info on CIRCLE OF SILENCE:

Facebook: Circle Of Silence

Website: http://www.circle-of-silence.com

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

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LONG LIVE CIRCLE OF SILENCE.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GAMMA RAY – Power Metal Icons To Release “Empire Of The Undead” This Spring Via earMUSIC/Armoury Records; Studio Burns Down – Band Marches On

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Gamma Ray - Classic Band Logo - auburn color - 2014

Finally, the eleventh studio album from power metal icons, GAMMA RAY, is nearing completion! Titled Empire Of The Undead, it is the record that almost wasn’t.

Penned throughout 2013 with Eike Freese at the mixing desk, supporting the ever-precious work of bass player and co-writer, Dirk Schlaechter, the band had just landed in South America with tour mates Helloween when some harrowing news reached Kai Hansen and crew: Hammer Studio, their home, rehearsal space, and meeting point for many metal bands throughout Germany, had burned down leaving nearly all its contents in ruins, with the exception of the tapes from their nearly finished new studio album.

Back on their home turf, GAMMA RAY evaluated their losses only to do what they do best – move on. “If this could not stop us, nothing ever will,” joked a light-hearted Hansen, adding that, “We got rid of a lot of shit that we gathered there. Unfortunately, a lot of good equipment as well. Anyhow, we look towards the future, we saved the production and we can continue now in this new place. By mid-January we should be done with the work on this album.”

The title track, Empire Of The Undead, a high-paced number in the traditionally epic GAMMA RAY style that has influenced so many bands globally, has appeared on the single/EP Master Of Confusion which was released last year and served as precursor to the forthcoming full-length.

Empire Of The Undead will be released in North America on CD, LP and digitally via Armoury Records in conjunction with earMusic late this Spring. Further details to be revealed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, view a video message from Kai Hansen below:

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on GAMMA RAY:

Website: http://www.gammaray.org

http://www.facebook.com/gammarayofficial

* For more info on earMusic & Eagle Rock Entertainment:

http://www.ear-music.net

http://www.eaglerockent.com

http://www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt

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LONG LIVE GAMMA RAY.

LONG LIVE POWER METAL.

Stone.

STORMWARRIOR “Thunder & Steel” – New Studio Album Is A Metal Triumph You Cannot Pass Over In 2014!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Stormwarrior - Thunder & Steel - promo cover pic - 2014

5 Out Of 5 Metal Fists!

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STORMWARRIOR – On January 24th, 2014, Thunder & Steele, the fifth studio album from Northern Germany’s Stormwarrior, will be released upon our worldwide Metal community, via the mighty Massacre Records. For Stormwarrior fans across the globe, let the celebration commence! New fans of this dynamic Metal band shall be recruited in hordes, once the Metal masses experiences the overpowering Metal splendor of Thunder & Steele.

Fans of Helloween, Running Wild and Power Metal/Speed Metal MUST insert this new Stormwarrior album upon their Metal radar… NOW. The Speed Metal I am enjoying on Thunder & Steele is Metal delectable and the power is top-tier and exhilarating, to say the least! Jaw dropping guitar wizardry from Alex Guth and Lars Ramcke cannot be missed by any fan of Metal! Both these Metal gents obviously have access to the guitar gods of center Earth.

Crank up LOUD, Steelcrusader from Stormwarrior, below! Whoa!

Lars Ramcke is lead vocalist as well and carries a strong resemblance to the legendary Kai Hansen; only it’s obvious to my senses that Lars is a true original. Yenz Leonhardt (bass & backing vocals) and Jörg Uken (drums & backing vocals) are a Metal treat to focus my ears upon! A sterling rhythm section are they!

ALL ten songs are so excellent it’s a thrill for me to say so! My being impressed by this new Stormwarrior album is a huge Metal understatement. Thunder & Steele equates to what Metal has always intended to be for me (and countless others); glorious, powerful, muscular and spewing heightened vibes of victory through my veins and Metal soul!

I could not think of any better way, than to start the Metal New Year of 2014 off, than by spreading the grand Metal word about Stormwarrior and their Metal triumph called Thunder & Steele. Support Stormwarrior for their Metal for their Metal shall support you! A 100% Metal must buy for 2014. Metal be thy name and Hail German Metal forever. – Stone

THUNDER & STEELE – Track Listing:

01. Thunder & Steele

02. Metal Avenger

03. Sacred Blade

04. Ironborn

05. Steelcrusader

06. Fyres In The Nighte

07. Die By The Hammer

08. Child Of Fyre

09. One Will Survive

10. Servants Of Metal

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* For more info on STORMWARRIOR:

Facebook: STORMWARRIOR (Official)

Website: http://www.stormwarrior.de

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Facebook: MASSACRE RECORDS

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LONG LIVE STORMWARRIOR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

Stone.

CELLADOR – Confirmed For Ohio’s Warriors Of Metal Fest VII In 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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December 23, 2013. Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is very excited to announce the Denver, Colo., based Power Metal band CELLADOR as the first confirmed artist for our 7th annual Warriors Of Metal Fest, to be held at O’Sheckys LIVE in Columbus, Ohio from Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Band founder, guitarist and vocalist, Chris Petersen states: “I’m fully stoked to announce our participation in next year’s Warriors of Metal Festival! The band is excited to return to Ohio revitalized and energetic as ever. The fest has some great guys working behind the curtains and we’re excited to see all the bands as well. Happy to take part in what is turning into a powerhouse of a festival! Cheers \m/!”

Check out “Unchained” from CELLADOR’s latest release, Honor Forth, below:

Warriors Of Metal - Festival Logo - 2014

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 CELLADOR:

www.facebook.com/Cellador.

WWW.CELLADOR.COM

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LONG LIVE CELLADOR.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

PRIMAL FEAR – To Start The Metallic New Year With A Bang! “Delivering The Black” – The New Album – Out On Frontiers Records In January!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Primal Fear - Delivering The Black - promo cover pic - 2013

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of PRIMAL FEAR’s new album “Delivering the Black” on January 24th in Europe and January 28th in North America.

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PRIMAL FEAR – On the heels of the general consensus met by the previous studio album “Unbreakable” which was the band’s highest chart entry in Germany at Position #31, charting in 7 other countries, PRIMAL FEAR are only getting better with time and metal fans around the world are acknowledging this.

After some very intense songwriting sessions and pre-production schedule, the band started to record the new album, “Delivering The Black” in summer 2013 at the House of Music studios in Germany, with producer Mat Sinner and engineer Achim Koehler. The idea was to create the most powerful PRIMAL FEAR album ever! The band then moved to Denmark in September to finish the album with acclaimed producer/engineer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids, Amaranthe) handling the mix.

“Delivering The Black” combines the strongest Primal Fear moments ever, with a well-balanced typical PRIMAL FEAR trademark riff-vibe, crushing songs and some very ambitious musical journeys. The centerpiece of the album is the two epic tracks “When Death Comes Knocking” and the 10 minute opus “One Night In December”, spiced with big orchestral arrangements and complex sound designs.

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Classic and ultra-fresh PRIMAL FEAR riff-rockers like the title track, the album opener “King For A Day” or the groove monsters “Alive And On Fire” and “Road To Asylum” hit the bulls-eye just like the untamed speed killer “Rebel Faction”. The outstanding ballad “Born With A Broken Heart” shows a new side of PRIMAL FEAR with an acoustic guitar vibe and the addition of Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes) on backing vocals.

Singer Ralf Scheepers says: “We worked hard to create our best album ever. I already felt the vibe during the pre-production, that we were working on something very special this time! And now the result is just an amazing Metal album, I’m extremely proud of!”

Producer/bassist Mat Sinner adds: “The songs, the production, the sound – this album is a very special one for me and my career. In my view, everybody in the band just did a killer job and Jacob was fantastic choice to mix the album!”

The release of “Delivering the Black” will be anticipated by the release of the digital only single / video “When Death Comes Knocking” on December 2nd – a song which sets the pace for the outstanding quality of production and songwriting displayed on the full album. You can enjoy a sample of the track below:

“Delivering The Black” will be available in regular cd edition, deluxe edition with 2 bonus tracks and – in cooperation with Soulfood Music – vinyl edition and DVD and limited edition (666 copies only!) of a Super-de-luxe version including a metallic eagle!

“Delivering The Black” Track Listing Includes:

Track Listing: King For a Day; Rebel Faction; When Death Comes Knocking; Alive & On Fire; Delivering the Black; Road to Asylum; One Night In December; Never Pray for Justice; Born with a Broken Heart; Innocent Man (*); Inseminoid; Man Without Shadow (*);When Death Comes Knocking (Single Edit) (*)

(*) Only available on Deluxe edition

DVD (Only available with Deluxe edition) – When Death Comes Knocking (video), King For A Day (video), Making of the Album (video).

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PRIMAL FEAR:

Ralf Scheepers – Vocals

Magnus Karlsson – Guitars

Alex Beyrodt – Guitars

Randy Black – Drums

Mat Sinner – Bass & Vocals

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(Source: Frontiers Records)

* For More Info On PRIMAL FEAR:

Facebook: Primal Fear

http://www.primalfear.de

Frontiers Records - logo!

http://www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE PRIMAL FEAR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

PRIMAL FEAR – Artwork For New Single “When Death Comes Knocking” Revealed; Single Releases December 3rd!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Primal Fear - When Death Comes Knocking - promo single cover art - 2013

As reported on the PRIMAL FEAR Facebook page:

Here’s the artwork of the new Primal Fear single! “When Death Comes Knocking” will be released by Frontiers Records on Dec. 03 as the first single/video of the forthcoming Primal Fear album “Delivering The Black”!

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* For More Info On PRIMAL FEAR:

Website: www.primalfear.de

Frontiers Records - logo!

Website: http://www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE PRIMAL FEAR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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