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“Terrorizer’s Secret History Of Norway” – Special Issue Dedicated To History Of 1990′s Black Metal Scene Is Out Now!

Posted in Black Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Terrorizer Facebook page:

Terrorizer’s Secret History of Norway is out now! We bring you the history of all that transpired in that famous black metal scene of the early 1990s – the music, the mayhem, the murders and the controversy. We get the oral history on what it was actually like to be a part of that scene, as told by key players like The True Mayhem‘s Necrobutcher, Darkthrone‘s Fenriz and Satyricon‘s Satyr, to name but a few.

But don’t think black metal is all that Norway has to offer, as we also explore everything from avant-garde weirdness to death metal destruction and the fury of Oslo punk, as well as bringing you our list of essential Norwegian albums.

Click here to get your copy! http://Terrorize.it/dp7

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Stone Says: Whoa! I came across this whiz-bang magazine from Terrorizer and now I MUST get myself a copy! This looks to be a grand source for the history of 90′s Black Metal! Barnes & Noble… here I come! Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE BLACK METAL.

Stone.

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SNAKES And METAL = Some Very Intense And Memorable Album Covers!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Snakes And Metal - What makes snakes so attractive to Metal? It must be the biblical reference/story of Satan taking the form of a serpent in the Garden Of Eden. No? Maybe it’s the snake being profiled throughout history as simply… evil? No? What about many, many snakes being downright intimidating and venomous? Yes? Regardless the reasoning, snakes are undoubtedly badass; and Metal is badass.

I chose to pick some of my favorite Metal album covers that depict, in various grand forms, the almighty, evil and often times misunderstood snake. I surely hope y’all like the album covers I’ve chosen. For certain, there are probably one million other album covers out there with a snake or two on them, I just cannot list them all! However, feel free to share which snake themed album cover you dig and which did not show up here, via comment.

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The Whitesnake Lovehunter album cover (at top of post) is my all-time favorite snake themed album cover. No, no, no… it’s not because of the gal’s naked butt either; although I’ve never complained about it. I first fell in love with this album cover as a graphic design student, many light years ago, back in college. I absolutely cherish the artwork of Lovehunter and countless other works of world-renowned painter/illustrator Chris Achilleos.

WARNING: If you suffer from Ophidiophobia or ophiophobia, which is the abnormal fear of snakes, feel free to leave and visit an ABBA or U2 website.

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SATYRICON – VOLCANO

Released back in 2002, this fifth album from the powerful Satyricon depicts a snake that looks 100% evil. Pure evil. A perfect Satyricon album cover! It’s as if this snake will leap from the cover and bite my face off. I love that! Plus, I love this album and band.

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PANTERA – THE GREAT SOUTHERN TRENDKILL

Released back in 1996, The Great Southern Trendkill is another album I infinitely love. PANTERA is personified to perfection with this snake, cause it looks extremely pissed-off and ready to strike! This snake doesn’t seem like it wants to f*$K around; it looks like it wants to kill and eat anything in its path. Neat.

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FIGHT OR FLIGHT – A LIFE BY DESIGN?

Released in 2013, A Life By Design by the Metal/Hard Rock supergroup Fight Or Flight is a tremendous album! I wish I had room to put it on my best of list, from last year. The album cover depicts a creepy, creepy snake that has syringes for fangs! Ouch!! Plus, that melancholy driven corn field as a back-drop, only worsens the nightmare for me. Excellent!

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ALICE COOPER – CONSTRICTOR

Compare this snake on Alice Cooper’s Constrictor cover and it doesn’t look to be as mean-spirited as the others on this list. However, this snake is wrapping itself around Alice Cooper’s neck and face rather well. A very commercial Alice Cooper album from 1986, I do enjoy listening to it for its over-the-top mid-80′s MTV and Arena charm.

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ESCAPE THE FATE – THIS WAR IS OURS

This sophomore album from Escape The Fate I don’t own. I do own their last two releases. With that out-of-the-way, This War Is Ours, from 2008, has snakes bookending their band logo in a subtle, yet very cool way. Sometimes, less snake is more. The overall artwork is solid as hell too.

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That concludes this Snakes and Metal list! Thanks for taking part! Perhaps y’all dug it? If not, please feel free to pull out your Barbara Streisand CD’s and crank ‘em up to the point of constipation. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE SNAKES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, DIMEBAG DARRELL.

Stone.

SATYRICON – Nominated For 2013 Norwegian (Grammy) Spellemann Award

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

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As reported on the SATYRICON Facebook page:

Congratulations to all those who contributed to the album in one way or another! It has been announced that the album “Satyricon” that went number 1 on the Norwegian Album Charts has been nominated for a Norwegian Grammy.

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The 42nd Annual Spellemann Awards (Norway’s equivalent to America’s Grammy Awards) will be handed out on January 18th, 2014, at Konserthus in Stavanger, Norway, with the event being broadcast live on the NRK1 channel.

Also nominated in the Metal category are:

KVELERTAK – Meir

OBLITERATION – Black Death Horizon

SHINING – One One One

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* For more info on SATYRICON:

Facebook: Satyricon

Website: http://www.satyricon.no

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SATYRICON – EUROPEAN TOUR BEGINS NOVEMBER 7TH!

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Oslo Norway’s Black Metal icons, SATYRICON, will be embarking on their European tour, starting this Thursday, November 7th! Taiwan Republic’s very own CHTHONIC will be main support to the Satyricon UK, Europe and Scandinavian tour dates from November 7th to December 20th, 2013. Metal be thy name!

For more SATYRICON tour info go here: http://www.satyricon.no

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$14.99 SALE on SATYRICON’s s/t DOUBLE VINYL in BLACK! Ships worldwide at: http://bit.ly/satyricon-black-2lp

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* For More Info On SATYRICON:

Facebook: Satyricon

* For More Info On CHTHONIC:

Facebook: ChthoniC 閃靈

http://chthonic.tw

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

LONG LIVE CHTHONIC.

Stone.

CHTHONIC – To Kick Off European Tour With SATYRICON Next Month

Posted in avant-garde metal, avant-garde music, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Taiwanese avant metal ensemble, CHTHONIC, are readying to kick off a massive European trek supporting Norwegian metal titans, Satyricon. Slated to begin on November 7th in Copenhagen, the extensive journey marks the band’s first performances on European soil since the release of their latest studio album, Bú-Tik, and will also mark their first-ever shows in Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Luxembourg!

“We are looking forward to the tour in Europe, especially because we will be visiting some cities for the first time,” said the bassist Doris Yeh. “CHTHONIC’s music is full of Oriental martial art spirits and traditional music; we are confident that the blend of traditional elements and heavy metal could bring some very different sensations to those audiences.”

Meanwhile, CHTHONIC have also been nominated for seven Golden Indie Music Awards, including best album, best band, best performance, and best musician. CHTHONIC will depart for their European quest following their participation in the award ceremony.

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CHTHONIC w/ SATYRICON:

11/07/2013 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark,

11/08/2013 Turock-   Essen, Germany

11/09/2013 Le 106 – Rouen, France

11/10/2013 Academy 3 – Manchester, England

11/11/2013 The Limelight – Belfast, N. Ireland

11/12/2013 Buttn Factory – Dublin, Ireland

11/14/2013 O2 Academy Islington – London, England

11/15/2013 Le Maroquinerie – Paris, France

11/16/2013 L’echonova – Vannes, France

11/17/2013 Cc John Lennoné – Limoges, France

11/19/2013 Paradise Garage – Lisbon, Portugal

11/20/2013 Sala But – Madrid, Spain

11/21/2013 Apolo – Barcelona, Spain

11/22/2013 La Tannerie – Bourg En Bresse, France

11/23/2013 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France

11/24/2013 Distortion Festival – Eindhoven, Holland

11/26/2013 Trix – Antwerp, Belgium

11/27/2013 Logo – Hamburg, Germany

11/28/2013 Lido – Berlin, Germany

11/29/2013 Progresja – Warsaw, Poland

11/30/2013 Exit Chmelnice – Prague, Czech Rep.

12/01/2013 Arena – Vienna, Austria

12/03/2013 Randall – Bratislava, Slovakia

12/04/2013 A38 – Budapest, Hungary

12/05/2013 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia

12/06/2013 Orion Club – Rome, Italy

12/07/2013 Magazzini Generali – Milan, Italy

12/08/2013 Backstage Halle – München, Germany

12/10/2013 Konzerthaus – Luzern, Switzerland

12/11/2013 L’usine – Geneva, Switzerland

12/12/2013 Club Zentral – Stuttgart, Germany

12/13/2013 Kulturfabrik – Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

12/15/2013 Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, Sweden

12/17/2013 The Circus – Helsinki, Finland

12/18/2013 Klubi – Tampere, Finland

12/20/2013 Debaser Medis – Stockholm, Sweden

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CHTHONIC released their seventh studio recording, Bú-Tik,in North America via Spinefarm Records US on June 25, 2013. Bú-Tik was recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011′s critically lauded Takasago Army full-length. Called “a masterful and elegant tradition served underneath soaring thrash-influenced guitars, pummeling drums and a vocal performance that is absolutely stellar from an overlooked vocalist,” by About.com, Bú-Tik is centered around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution, and highlights what bassist Doris Yeh describes as “righteous violence, justifiable defense, and the armed spirits.” The cover image depicts the fighting spirit of a girl with albinism.

To order, Bú-Tik point your browser HERE. 

Critical Praise:

“‘Next Republic’ and ‘Supreme Pain for the Tyrant’ demand your attention from the start, only to blow you away with an epic and memorable chorus. The soaring emotional register of ‘Between Silence and Death’ is unforgettable. And the female vocal parts, though used sparingly, sound exquisite in ‘Set Fire to the Island’ and ‘Defenders of Butik Palace.’ Bú-Tik is a solid album which will earn CHTHONIC many new symphonic oriental fans without alienating the band’s long-time following. 8/10″ – Metal Injection

“…a solid album full of epic moments. Fans of symphonic or melodic death metal are likely to enjoy it, as Chthonic have yet again delivered a unique and memorable album that no other band could have made.” – HeavyBlogIsHeavy

“Symphonic black metal gets an oriental overhaul for a fantastic result.4/5″ – Metal Underground

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On CHTHONIC:

Facebook: ChthoniC 閃靈

Website: http://chthonic.tw

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CHTHONICtw

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http://www.spinefarm.fi

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LONG LIVE CHTHONIC.

LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

Stone.

SATYRICON – NEW S/T ALBUM DEBUTS AT #1 IN NORWAY, #12 ON THE U.S.A. BILLBOARD HEATSEEKERS CHART

Posted in Black Metal, black metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Satyricon, the self-titled eighth studio album by Norwegian black masters SATYRICON, has debuted at #12 on the U.S.A. Billboard Heatseekers chart and #30 on the Hard Music chart.

Other world chart entries include: #1 – Norway; #6 – Finland; #23 – Germany; and #26 – Australia.

“SATYRICON fans have shown that there is still room for authentic music with an analog sound,” states frontman Satyr. “They have shown it to the degree that it has given us formidable chart positions in very competitive markets and in Norway a #1 record. It is the most important record that we have done and now our fans are clearly sending out a very strong message by getting behind it. We are very thankful and proud.”

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Purchase the album download at:

http://smarturl.it/SATYRICON-iTUNES

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* For More Info On SATYRICON:

http://www.satyricon.no

Facebook: Satyricon

Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/satyricon

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NUCLEAR BLAST:

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http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SATYRICON, CARCASS “SURGICAL STEEL” – Released Today In North America!

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BLACK METAL LEGENDS SATYRICON & EXTREME METAL LEGENDS CARCASS – NEW STUDIO ALBUMS RELEASED TODAY, via NUCLEAR BLAST! FIND THEM BOTH HERE:

ONE WEEK ONLY! Satyricon Norway‘s brand new album is ON SALE for $9.99 in store and online at Best Buy!

Order online: http://bit.ly/satyricon-bb
Find a store near you: http://bit.ly/bbstores

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Best Buy has the deluxe version of SURGICAL STEEL on sale for $9.99 this week!

Order online: http://bit.ly/carcass-ss-bb
Find a store near you: http://bit.ly/bbstores

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* For More Info On SATYRICON:

Facebook: Satyricon Norway

http://www.satyricon.no

* For More Info On CARCASS:

Facebook: Carcass

http://bit.ly/carcass-ss-nb

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NUCLEAR BLAST:

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http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

LONG LIVE CARCASS.

Stone.

SATYRICON – 8th Studio, S/T Album Pre-Order Available On iTunes Now!

Posted in Black Metal, black metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The eighth studio, self-titled album from Satyricon Norway, available on iTunes!

PRE-ORDER at: http://smarturl.it/SATYRICON-iTUNES

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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NUCLEAR BLAST:

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http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

LONG LIVE BLACK METAL.

Stone.

SATYRICON – Announces Contest; “SATYRICON” Pre-Order Available

Posted in Black Metal, black metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As announced on the REAL facebook page of SATYRICON:

For a chance to win a pair of guestlist spots to one of our European dates later this year plus a meet + greet with Satyr & Frost, sign-up to our newsletter by clicking the tab at the top of this page Satyricon Norway and entering your details (link in comments), also share this post publicly! We will pick a winner at the end of the month…

A full list of tour dates can be seen here:
https://www.stereoposter.com/artists/satyricon

Pre-order ‘Satyricon’ here: 
http://www.omerch.eu/shop/satyricon/

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For More Info On SATYRICON:

OFFICIAL Facebook: Satyricon Norway

http://www.satyricon.no

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

LONG LIVE BLACK METAL.

Stone.

SATYRICON – Self Titled Album Releasing September 17th, Via Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Posted in Black Metal, black metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The eighth studio album by Norwegian Black Metal band SATYRICON will be released in North America on September 17th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

SATYRICON:

“We are back. Sorry it took so long, but we needed the time to be able to pull off a record like this,” states band frontman Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven. “Comparing this one to previous records is time wasted, it is SATYRICON; constantly on the move. Naming this record Satyricon was the most obvious thing in the world. We have never done a record which captures the spirit of this band in such a way. Ever. It will demand a lot from you as a listener, but I know you will love it. It will grow on you and that is why it will stay with you forever. We won’t tour as much in the future as we used to, and that will just make every tour more special. This album is for you and ourselves. It is our moment!”

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Above Left: Satyr (Sigurd Wongraven) - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass

Above Right: Frost (Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad) - drums & percussion

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Satyricon was recorded in Norway, produced by Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven, and mixed by Adam Kasper. The album features a guest vocal appearance by fellow Norwegian Sivert Høyem of the Rock group MADRUGADA. In-studio photos can be viewed on the band’s official Facebook page: Satyricon Norway

Satyricon will be released in North America as the following formats:

•          deluxe jewel case with three bonus tracks

•          vinyl LP in assorted colors (release date TBA)

A pre-order bundle with an exclusive t-shirt + the deluxe CD is available on the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop at: http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/

Track listing for Satyricon Is:

01 – Voice Of Shadows

02 – Tro Og Kraft

03 – Our World, It Rumbles Tonight

04 – Nocturnal Flare

05 – Phoenix

06 – Walker Upon The Wind

07 – Nekrohaven

08 – Ageless Northern Spirit

09 – The Infinity Of Time And Space

10 – Natt

Bonus Tracks:

11 – Phoenix (Recording Session Mix)

12 – Our World, It Rumbles Tonight (Deeper Low Mix)

13 – Natt (Wet Mix)

Next month on September 8th, SATYRICON will be participating in the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival and will perform with Norway’s National Opera Chorus at an exclusive show at the Norwegian National Opera House in Oslo.

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* For More Info On SATYRICON:

Facebook: Satyricon Norway

http://www.satyricon.no

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NUCLEAR BLAST:

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Facebook: Nuclear Blast USA

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

Stone.

INTO THE GRAVE – METAL FESTIVAL – August 2013 In Leeuwarden: Info You NEED!

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Into The Grave -Metal Festival Saturday, August 10, 2013 in Leeuwarden. Paradise LostSatyriconSodomDevilDriverHeaven’s BasementJungle RotBliksemafterparty: Decrepit Birth

early bird: 6,66 – pre-sale: 10 – door: 15 euro

The hardest bands for an early bird price of just € 6.66, that can only be in Ljouwert! The third edition of Metal festival Into The Grave showcases eight bands, and another two at the after-party.

All information on this super cozy Metal Festival is also available at:

facebook: Metalfestival Into The Grave

http://www.intothegrave.nl

Leeuwarden is the capital city of the Dutch Province of Friesland.

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FEATURED BAND: THE ULTRA LEGENDARY SODOM

SODOM – left to right: Makka (drums & percussion), Tom Angelripper (bass & vocals) and Bernemann (guitars)

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SODOM’s newly released studio album, Epitome Of Torture:

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Epitome Of Torture was released in North America on May 7th, 2013, via Steamhammer.

Stone Says: Man, I wish I owned my very own airliner; one which could fly me over to Europe (from Ohio) every time I want to Rock-out at a kick-ass Metal festival, just like this one! I guess I’ll have to wait a while on that Metal wish! By the way, SODOM’s Epitome Of Torture is one of the very best Thrash Metal albums I’ve listened to… ever. Metal be thy name.

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

facebook: Sodom

http://www.sodomized.info

http://www.twitter.com/sodomized

Steamhammer: http://www.spv.de

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LONG LIVE METAL FESTIVALS.

HAIL METAL.

Stone.

SATYRICON – To Headline Royal Metal Fest 2013 In Aarhus, Denmark This April 13th

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SATYRICON HEADLINING ROYAL METAL FEST 2013

The volunteer organization Metal Royale presents the sixth annual ROYAL METAL FEST on April 12-13 2013 at the venues VoxHall & Atlas in Aarhus, Denmark.

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SATYRICON (NO)

VADER (PL)

CRYPTOPSY (CAN)

CATTLE DECAPTIATION (US)

DECREPIT BIRTH (US)

HATESPHERE (DK)

DAWN OF DEMISE (DK)

HELLS DOMAIN (DK)

+ many more

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For more info on ROYAL METAL FEST 2013, click on links below!

Metal Royales hjemmeside

Royal Metal Fest på Facebook

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

facebook: Satyricon Norway

http://www.satyricon.no

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

LONG LIVE ROYAL METAL FEST.

Stone.

SATYRICON – “BLACK CROW ON A TOMBSTONE” VIDEO IS A BLACK METAL TRIUMPH

Posted in Black Metal, black metal 2008, black metal albums, black metal music, black metal songs, black metal videos, black metal vocalists, extreme metal music, extreme music, heavy metal bands, heavy metal history, heavy metal music, heavy metal videos, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, scary album covers, spooky album covers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

Satyricon - The Age Of Nero was released back on November 3, 2008. This is an album that gets increasingly greater for me, after each listen. One song in particular, Black Crow On A Tombstone, just stays in my head for days… weeks on end. I am not going to fight it off, it’s a fantastic song that I immensely enjoy. I can remember distinctly, the first time I listened to The Age Of Nero in it’s entirety… it blew me away. The grooves are abundant throughout this album, Black Metal reigns supreme through these songs. Satyricon created an album with The Age Of Nero that I would easily consider to be… Metal Album of the Decade. I’m not kidding around… the Metal… Black Metal, on this album is representative of what incredible song writing is all about, both musically and lyrically. Satyr proved to me, that you do not need to get mathematical, intricate or go over the top, in order to create a sensational Black Metal album such as this. Here is the video for Black Crow On A Tombstone – the darkness of the video compliments this song. Satyr sings this song with unreal conviction, which is an attribute I find so admirable and remarkable. Being pre-warned by the sight of a black crow, that impending doom is upon you, is the theme of this song. Here’s hoping you enjoy this great song and video as much as I do…

If you wish, you can read my full review for Satyricon – The Age Of Nero, which I posted on April 7, 2009, by clicking the header below:

Satyricon “The Age Of Nero” – this is serious Metal

LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

Well, sorry fellow Metalheads and Satyricon fans… apparently “WMG” (yeah, that record compnay) doesn’t want to “share” their music video’s with blogs like Metal Odyssey. It’s too bad, due to the fact that Metal Odyssey gives away FREE advertising for record companies like WMG day in and day out. Wherever you do go to finally see this amazing Satyricon music video, I hope you do enjoy it. Black Crow On A Tombstone is one HELL of a music video from one incredible Black Metal Band that is Satyricon.

Stone.

Satyricon “The Age Of Nero” – this is serious Metal

Posted in Album Review, Drums, Guitar, Heavy Metal, Metal, Metal Reviews, Music, Vocals with tags , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

175248311As “Commando” kicks in, there is no glimmer or hint that Satyricon “The Age Of Nero” is going to disappoint. The groove heavy Black Metal and black as night lyrics are two powerful characteristics of this entire great album. “The Wolfpack” pick up where “Commando” leaves off, with unrelenting and extremely likable riffs and leads that has me nodding, knowing that Satyricon has quite possibly created an album, that is the very best in all of Metal for 2009. “Black Crow On A Tombstone” is indicative of just how Satyricon can be creatively dark and creepy, both lyrically and musically, without over stating any traditional or obvious themes. In my opinion, throughout “Age Of Nero”, I hear nothing less than rock solid confidence through Satyr’s vocals and guitar playing. A serious approach musically has captured Black Metal greatness in a black bottle for Satyricon.

I admire the respect Satyricon has for the Black Metal genre, when I listen to “Age Of Nero” I am reminded of this every black blissful second. Frost on drums is nothing short of amazing. Frost clearly demonstrates what drums should sound like in Metal, distinct as well as blazingly black in overall sound. Satyr and Frost combined have made “Age Of Nero” an instant classic for me. Satyricon and “The Age Of Nero”, is a justified statement that Black Metal is a permanent musical fixture in the world today. The Metal community has their strong and lean Doberman Pinscher in their backyard – it’s name is Satyricon.banner2

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