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IRON SAVIOR – Unveil Live DVD/CD Details!

Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, Power Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on April 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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German power metallers IRON SAVIOR will release their first ever DVD/Live CD “Live At The Final Frontier” on May 29th. It includes the recordings of the band’s show in their hometown Hamburg (from January 2015) and comes as exclusive DVD/2CD Digipak.

Tracklisting:

DVD
1. Ascendence (Intro)
2. Last Hero
3. Starlight
4. The Savior
5. Revenge Of The Bride
6. Break The Curse
7. Burning Heart
8. Mind Over Matter
9. Hall Of The Heroes
10. R U Ready
11. Condition Red
12. I’ve Been To Hell
13. Heavy Metal Never Dies
14. Coming Home
15. Iron Watcher (Medley)
16. Atlantis Falling
17. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest Cover)
+ (additional Backstage/concert footage)

CD 1
1. Ascendence (Intro)
2. Last Hero
3. Starlight
4. The Savior
5. Revenge Of The Bride
6. Break The Curse
7. Burning Heart
8. Mind Over Matter

CD 2
1. Hall Of The Heroes
2. R U Ready
3. Condition Red
4. I’ve Been To Hell
6. Coming Home
7. Iron Watcher (Medley)
8. Atlantis Falling
9. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest Cover)

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Source:

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON SAVIOR.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ORDEN OGAN “Ravenhead” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on April 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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ORDEN OGAN – Arnsberg, Germany’s Power Metal warriors, ORDEN OGAN, released their new 11 song studio album, Ravenhead, this past February 3rd in North America, via AFM Records. Ravenhead is a tremendous follow-up to 2012’s To The End, in my Metal opinion.

With the fittingly titled Orden Ogan, a triumphant symphonic intro with haunting chants, this compelling Ravenhead album begins. The title track kicks in with all the aural power and atmospheric energy that Orden Ogan are so gifted at creating and playing; this experience does not subside throughout the album. I cannot help letting myself being carried away by the layered songs of Ravenhead, Orden Ogan have undoubtedly turned it up a few notches between albums.

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Orden Ogan is a band whose albums you must really listen to and absorb, in order to take in every sonic nuance. I swear I hear bagpipes on the song F.E.V.E.R. I believe I do. Plus, as a bonus, Ravenhead can be interpreted as a concept album, if one so chooses to do so. Evil Lies In Every Man has a creepy spoken word intro of what I perceive to be a female elder from the blackest of forests; in other words a witch to my ears? Creepy nonetheless and this song soars with its Power Metal intensity. Ravenhead flows along so very fine, with the last song, Too Soon, being of the rightly chosen, moderate tempo and mood to close the listening experience out with.

Orden Ogan - Ravenhead - back cover - promo pic - Andreas Marschall

Above: back cover artwork for Ravenhead

Vocalist Seeb is a wonderful listen with his clean vocals and he also plays guitar and keyboards as well. Tobi on lead guitar, Niels on bass and Dirk on drums round out this German Power Metal band that I feel so good writing about. I absolutely love the chorus throughout Ravenhead; this is what makes European Power Metal so incredibly moving!

Orden Ogan represent European Power Metal in such an abundant way; anyone unfamiliar with this genre can tag Orden Ogan as a bullseye for a starting point. There is not only the power behind Ordan Ogan’s impressive Metal on Ravenhead; fascinating bridges lead this listener to such a dynamic listen of vast Metal sounds. Speed, ambience, acoustical, flamenco and symphonic moments, with fist raising guitar solos, European Power Metal guitar tones, and a roof raising rhythm section are all in store for you within the songs on Ravenhead.

I highly recommend Orden Ogan’s Ravenhead to any fan of Power Metal and Metal for that matter; Orden Ogan has created so much to offer here on their new album. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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ORDEN OGAN:

SEEB – vocals, lead-guitar, keyboards

TOBI – lead-guitar

NIELS – bass

DIRK – drums

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* For more info on ORDEN OGAN:

Facebook: ORDEN OGAN

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ORDEN OGAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

STORMHAMMER – Releasing Their 5th Studio Album This Summer, via Massacre Records

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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StormHammer (Power Metal – official band page) are going to release their new and fifth album “Echoes Of A Lost Paradise” in the Summer of 2015, via MASSACRE RECORDS!

The band, hailing from Munich, Germany, has been around since 1993 and recently introduced the new band members Jürgen Dachl (vocals), Bernd Intveen (guitar) and Chris Widmann (drums).

Influenced by their previous work in other Metal bands, the sound of STORMHAMMER will change a little bit!

The band’s currently in the final stages of the album recordings.

Believe us, the Hammer is coming!

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STORMHAMMER:

Jürgen Dachl – Vocals
Bernd Intveen – Lead Guitar
Manny Ewender – Rhythm Guitar
Horst Tessmann – Bass
Chris Widmann – Drums

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Source:

Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014

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

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STORMHAMMER.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLOODBOUND “Stormborn” – Releases In USA On December 2nd; Album Tracks Streaming Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Bloodbound - Storm Born - promo album cover pic - 2014

The new album from Sweden’s BLOODBOUNDStormborn, is available all over Europe and the UK now! Stormborn releases in the USA on December 2nd, 2014, via AFM Records.

BLOODBOUNDStormborn (2014) – official clip – AFM Records

BLOODBOUNDIron Throne (2014) – official – AFM Records

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BLOODBOUND:

Patrik Johansson – lead vocals

Tomas Olsson – lead and rhythm guitars

Fredrik Bergh – keyboards and backing vocals

Henrik Olsson – rhythm guitars

Pelle Åkerlind – drums and percussion

Anders Broman – bass

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Order Stormborn here: http://wck.me/64d

* For more info on BLOODBOUND:

Facebook: Bloodbound

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLOODBOUND.

LONG LIVE SWEDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SERIOUS BLACK “As Daylight Breaks” – Album Releasing In January 2015, Via AFM Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Serious Black - As Daylight Breaks - promo cover pic - 2014

Debut album As Daylight Breaks out on January 16th in Europe and January 20th, 2015 in USA

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SERIOUS BLACK – I Seek No Other Life – Official LYRIC Video – AFM Records:

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Above album cover artwork created by Dani Hofer from www.archetype-design.it.

You can preorder Serous Blacks’ album As Daylight Breaks on Amazon, Nuclear Blast Shop, Emp or in each record store world-wide already!

Limited Edition (14 Songs): http://amzn.to/1xcrSRl

Standard Edition (11 Songs): http://amzn.to/10DWorV

Serious Black - As Daylight Breaks - deluxe metal box set - promo pic

As a Special Box SetLimited to 100 pieces (Limited Edition, 3 guitar picks, hand signed autograph cards, T-Shirt – M, L or XL and a merch pass which will get you 10% discount on tour. Everything will come in a cool metal box.

Size M: http://amzn.to/1xoxjfk

Size L: http://amzn.to/10xDcf7

Size XL: http://amzn.to/1xcrwdC

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Urban Breed – vocals

Roland Grapow – guitars

Dominik Sebastian – guitars

Mario Lochert – bass

Jan Vacik – keyboards & orchestra

Thomen Stauch – drums & percussion

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* For more info on SERIOUS BLACK:

Facebook: Serious Black – Official

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SERIOUS BLACK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SCANNER – Have Re-Signed With Massacre Records And Plan To Release A New Album!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Massacre Records:

SCANNER sure aren’t strangers in the Metal scene, since they’ve been around since the mid-80’s!

SCANNER had a few bumps in the road of their journey so far, but that didn’t stop them from doing their thing! SCANNER always existed, even when there were false rumors circulating regarding the band’s status.

The band can look back on an impressive live history, including numerous live gigs worldwide, European tours and appearances at festivals, such as Germany’s Wacken Open Air.

From 1988 ’til 2002, SCANNER released 5 albums so far and now – almost 13 years after the release of their latest album “Scantropolis” – the band is back with a new record!

Scanner - The Judgement - promo album cover pic - 2014

The band’s brand new album is entitled “The Judgement”! The cover artwork’s been created by Anestis Goudas.

The idea behind the album is that the Scanner has returned to earth to see what religion has done to mankind. He also asks himself how a society would evolve if there wouldn’t be any religion at all. Would it be possible to live in peace?

The new album promises to feature true and uncompromising Power Speed Metal! There will be catchy songs like the album’s title track, but also songs that will have you chanting and singing along and even high-speed Metal tracks.

SCANNER’s new album “The Judgement” is planned to be released in late January 2015 via Massacre Records!

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SCANNER:

Axel A.J. Julius ­- Guitars

Efthimios Ioannidis ­- Vocals

Andreas Zeidler – Guitars

Jonathan Sell­ – Bass

Patrick Klose ­- Drums

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* For more info on SCANNER:

Website: http://www.scanner4u.de

http://www.facebook.com/Scanner.Heavy.Metal.Band

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

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SCANNER.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HELLOWEEN – FESTIVAL SUMMER 2014 COMPLETED, STUDIO SESSION BEGINS!

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

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After successfully concluding their world-tour in support of the 2013 output Straight Out Of Hell, the party has been concluded upon the festival summer.

Clearly no time to sit back and relax, as the pumpkin heads will be heading right for their very own MiSueno Studios, located on the isle of Tenerife to start working on the successor of Straight Out Of Hell in October. Joining the band to handle production duties will be long-term companion Charlie Bauerfeind. The new album which is set for a release in May 2015 will be the first since HELLOWEEN have inked a new deal with old label home Nuclear Blast, where they released two albums – The Dark Ride (2000) and Rabbit Don’t Come Easy (2003), both of which have been re-issued with extended bonus material in 2013.

Last but not least, HELLOWEEN would like to send out a big “Thank You” to all the Helloween Maniacs worldwide with some live impressions of the title track of the charting success Straight Out Of Hell turned out to be, landing on a sensational #4, their highest German chart entry to date, holding this position for five long weeks. Additionally they made another five Top ten entries in Europe and also cracked the US Billboard Charts.

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Check out the clip produced by Randy Cold: https://www.facebook.com/randycold666 https://vimeo.com/103456531

You can order your copy of The Dark Ride – Special Edition at the following destination: http://smarturl.it/HELLOWEEN-Ride

Rabbit Don’t Come Easy – Special Edition is available here: http://smarturl.it/HELLOWEEN-Rabbit

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

Nuclear Blast - Europe Logo - 2014

USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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