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ANTHRAX – TO RELEASE ‘CHILE ON HELL’ DVD ON THE 16TH OF SEPTEMBER

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

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From Nuclear Blast:

Get ready to mosh in the privacy of your own home, because multiple Grammy-nominated thrash masters ANTHRAX have announced the release of “Chile On Hell”, a live-in-concert DVD that is due on September 16th. “Chile On Hell” was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013 and features ANTHRAX performing an extended set that featured songs from the band’s entire catalogue.

“Chile On Hell” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray and 2 Live CDs, was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98.

“Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this,” said ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. “When we’d played there in the past, we’d finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room. But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap. I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn’t stop. One time Scott [Ian, guitar] and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense. Why wouldn’t we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?

“Plus,” Benante continued, “the time was right to do this DVD… We wanted to finish on a high note. We didn’t want to look back and regret that we didn’t record the live show.”

“Chile On Hell” was produced by Jay Ruston and filmed by City Drive Entertainment Group and DC3 Global. The DVD’s cover art was designed by Stephen Thompson, who partnered with Benante to “redesign” the artwork from last year’s “Anthems” EP.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

  1. Among The Living
  2. Caught In A Mosh
  3. I Am The Law
  4. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
  5. A Skeleton In The Closet
  6. March Of The S.O.D. (STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH cover)
  7. In The End
  8. Deathrider
  9. T.N.T. (AC/DC cover)
  10. I’m Alive
  11. Indians
  12. Medusa
  13. In My World
  14. Got The Time (Joe Jackson cover)
  15. Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t

Encore:

  1. I’m The Man / Raining Blood (SLAYER cover)
  2. Madhouse
  3. Antisocial (TRUST cover)

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* For more info on ANTHRAX:

Facebook: Anthrax

Website: http://anthrax.com

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LONG LIVE ANTHRAX.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

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EXODUS – Announce Special Guests On New Album “Blood In Blood Out”

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on September 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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EXODUS proudly announce the special guests appearing on the latest showcase of unrefined rage BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT, the band’s tenth studio album due out on October 10th (EU), 13th (UK), 14th (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Crafting an industrial sound bed on the intro to the album opener “Black 13” is electronic music producer Dan the Automator (GORILLAZ, MIKE PATTON, DELTRON 3030).

“We ran into each other a couple times,” shares EXODUS guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt. “I knew what I wanted to hear and I knew he could do it, and could do it that day. So we sent him a file with the drums and guitars we already had there and just told him to go crazy with it.”

Testament frontman Chuck Billy lends his signature roar to the track “BTK,” one of the first songs recorded by returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, who recently said, “Chuck and I have known each other forever. We work really well together, we know each other really well. So if I’m doing my vocals and he’s there, I can trust him to go ‘No way Zet, doesn’t sound good like that. Do it like this,’ or ‘Yeah that’s killer.’ If he says it sounds killer, I know it is.”

Original band guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica contributed a solo to “Salt The Wound.”

“This was actually the first time Kirk got to play on an official EXODUS release,” states Holt. “He did the early demo, and then joined Metallica and didn’t do anything with us after that. So he was totally gung-ho about it. He came down and ripped out a bunch of takes and we picked the best one and then had a barbecue and drank beer.”

“It felt really casual, really cool – just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day,” Hammett confessed to RollingStone.com in July.

Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION).

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The album can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast web shop (http://smarturl.it/EXODUS-Blood) in CD, CD/DVD Digipak, 2-LP exclusive vinyl, and imported limited edition boxset formats. Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork for North America + a poster (while supplies last).

Track listing for the Deluxe CD/DVD Digipak version of BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT:

01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)

02 – Blood In, Blood Out

03 – Collateral Damage

04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)

05 – Body Harvest

06 – BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)

07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage

08 – My Last Nerve

09 – Numb

10 – Honor Killings

11 – Food For The Worms

BONUS DVD includes:

“Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage

behind-the-scenes tour footage

footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con

The digital version of Blood In Blood Out will include the digital bonus track “Angel Of Death” (ANGEL WITCH cover).

The album’s Japanese edition includes the “Protect Not Dissect” bonus track featuring Rat from THE VARUKERS/Discharge.

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EXODUS heads out to South America in October before returning for a supporting run this November with fellow Metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies. The Scion-sponsored leg of this U.S. tour launches on November 11th with two shows at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California. The 26-show trek includes nine headlining off-dates with additional performances to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale now via http://bit.ly/exodus-on-tour.

Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS VIP Experience packages are now available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com. Visit the site for tour package details.

All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar. At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!

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(Source: EXODUS Facebook)

* For more info on EXODUS:

Facebook: Exodus

Website: http://www.exodusattack.com

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LONG LIVE EXODUS.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

Unspeakable Axe Records To Release ALGEBRA’s “Feed The Ego” On Sept. 2nd, 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Unspeakable Axe Records has announced the September 2nd release of Feed the Ego, from Swiss thrashers ALGEBRA.

ALGEBRA is superficially an unusual moniker for a thrash band, calling to mind mathematical precision and maybe pencil-snapping frustration rather than the blitzkrieg attack of Slayer, et al. But as one absorbs Swiss thrash machine ALGEBRA’s music, the name makes increasingly more sense. Both the math and the anger are here – the former in the unreasonably tight playing, complex riffs and spiraling lead work; and the latter in the lyrics, which tackle all manner of modern-day frustrations.

Take for example the opening track “Survival Nowadays.” Over a pummeling riff assault reminiscent of Sepultura, Testament, Coroner and more, the gruff vocalist barks about what life in 2014 has done to humankind. And it’s not a pretty picture. We are soft, we are lazy, we are complacent. The song is criticism honed to a knife’s edge. It would be hard to swallow if it didn’t sound so damn good.

The aforementioned “Survival Nowadays” can be heard below:

ALGEBRA’s debut album was self-released in 2012 and reissued by Stormspell Records afterward. Now they will follow that up with their sophomore effort. Feed The Ego satiates thrash-hungry listeners with nine aggressively complicated calculations, all mixed and mastered by Andy Classen. Unspeakable Axe Records will release this album on September 2nd, 2014.

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Feed The Ego – Track Listing:

Survival Nowadays

Prisoner Outdoors

Necessary Evil

My Shelf

Profound Guilt

Feed me More

Ego System

The Fort Broke

Monotask

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ALGEBRA:

www.facebook.com/Algebrathrash

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LONG LIVE ALGEBRA.

ALGEBRA KICKS THRASH METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

AXEGRESSOR – Eternal Terror Posts Exclusive Premiere Of “Merciless Reality Check”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Listenable Records, Eternal-Terror.com and Finnish Thrash mongers AXEGRESSOR have joined forces to premiere a brand new song from the band’s upcoming album, Last.

This incendiary track has been unleashed in the form of a lyric video, which is now playing at this location.

Last has been scheduled for North American release on June 24. Pre-orders are now being taken HERE.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info:

www.facebook.com/axegressor

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LONG LIVE AXEGRESSOR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MAZE OF TERROR “SKULLCRUSHER” EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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MAZE OF TERROR – Peruvian Thrash Metallers, Maze Of Terror, are a band  that you MUST know about and bang thy head to. It’s that simple and end of Metal story. Seriously. These dudes have single-handedly put Peru on the Thrash Metal map, with their retro-style of in-your-face, raw and severely contagious Thrash.

SKULLCRUSHER is the name of this band’s EP and ALL 5 songs are skull crushing (no pun intended). This is Thrash that old-schoolers yearn for and Maze Of Terror are well-studied in The Roots Of Thrash Metal 101. I had no idea days ago that Maze Of Terror existed and now I’m elated to listen to their brain assaulting Thrash at will! ALL kick-ass Metal adjectives come into play here, with this EP from Maze Of Terror: scorching, fierce, blistering, fast, eye-popping, true, et cetera. If the iconic Slayer (or any Thrash legends) are to play Peru, Maze Of Terror should always be their support band. Hell yes.

This Thrash power-trio has a quantum amount of Metal talent; LEVIATHAN on bass & vocals, CRIMINAL MIND on guitars and HAMMER on drums are a true thrill to listen to and I couldn’t be more Metal honest than that. Metal be thy name. – Stone

SKULLCRUSHER EP – Track Listing: Hatred and Repression, Damned to Eternal Pyre, Lord of Destruction, Rivals, Run with Death

Listen To And Support MAZE OF TERROR!

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MAZE OF TERROR:

LEVIATHAN – Bass & Vocals

HAMMER – Drums

CRIMINAL MIND – Guitars

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* For more info on MAZE OF TERROR:

Facebook: Maze of Terror

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LONG LIVE MAZE OF TERROR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE PERU.

Stone.

KREATOR – EUROPEAN TOUR 2014 Announced! Arch Enemy, Sodom And Vader To Support!

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

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Following the release of last year’s highly acclaimed and critically hailed live DVD/Blu-ray Dying Alive, German Thrash Metal giants KREATOR now announce a tour for November/December 2014, leading the true “Hordes Of Chaos” throughout Europe as headliners and with them a real high-class selection of bands.

Joining KREATOR for the upcoming live shenanigans are Polish label mates VADER, Swedish death metal masters ARCH ENEMY and German Thrash veterans SODOM.

Frontman Mille Petrozza comments:

“A lot of our European fans voiced their discontent over the fact that the band hardly does European club tours – apart from our festival shows. In 2013 we were mainly busy playing for our fans overseas. We want to change this now. In time for the reissues of Endless Pain, Pleasure To Kill and Extreme Aggression, in all kinds of formats – finally on vinyl again too – we`ll end the Phantom Antichris tour cycle in Europe with a massive string of shows. This will be your last chance to see KREATOR live in clubs for quite a while, because we`ll be busy working on a new album in 2015 and only play carefully selected shows. Right now we`re working on a new multimedia stage show and we`ll also have a bunch of surprises in the setlist. Our friends of ARCH ENEMY are part of the trek to present their new album War Eternal, and so will VADER and our old companions SODOM. This tour will be KILLER!!!”

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Check Out This Killer Package At The Following Dates:

26.11.2014 FR – Lyon, Le Transbordeur

27.11.2014 FR – Istres, L´Usine

01.12.2014 FR – Toulouse, Le Bikini

02.12.2014 FR – Paris, Le Bataclan

04.12.2014 NL – Tilburg, 013

05.12.2014 DE – Ludwigsburg

06.12.2014 DE – Oberhausen

07.12.2014 DE – Saarbrücken

08.12.2014 DE – Hamburg

09.12.2014 DE – Berlin

11.12.2014 DE – Wiesbaden

12.12.2014 DE – Geiselwind

13.12.2014 DE – München

14.12.2014 CH – Pratteln

16.12.2014 UK – Leamington, Assembly Rooms

17.12.2014 UK – Bristol, Academy

18.12.2014 UK – London, The Forum

19.12.2014 UK – Manchester, Academy

20.12.2014 IR – Dublin, Academy

21.12.2014 UK – Glasgow, QMU

22.12.2014 UK – Newcastle, Academy

* Without SODOM and VADER

**16.12.2014 – Birmingham changed! **

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KREATOR:

Miland “Mille” Petrozza – Vocals / Guitrar

Sami Yli-Sirniö – Guitar

Christian “Speesy” Giesler – Bass

Jürgen “Ventor” Reil – Drums

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(Source: KREATOR Facebook)

* For more info on KREATOR:

Facebook: Kreator Official

Website: http://www.kreator-terrorzone.de

Merch: http://www.kreator-terrorshop.com

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LONG LIVE KREATOR.

LONG LIVE SODOM.

LONG LIVE VADER.

LONG LIVE ARCH ENEMY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

TANKARD – “R.I.B.” ALBUM COVER AND TRACKLIST REVEALED!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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German Thrash Metal heroes TANKARD just revealed the album cover for their upcoming new album R.I.B.. The artwork was brought to life by Patrick Strogulski, who is a student of Sebastian Krüger, the former TANKARD cover artist.

Mastermind Gerre states:
“R.I.B. continues the story of Chemical Invasion. The crazy professor is back is takes revenge on mankind, because he failed in 1987! The cover is done again by Patrick Strogulski, an apprentice of Sebastian Krüger and really hits the spot! As always with Tankard, things shouldn’t be taken too seriously!”

The band also released the R.I.B. track listing:

01. War Cry
02. Fooled By Your Guts
03. R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)
04. Riders Of The Doom
05. Hope Can’t Die
06. No One Hit Wonder
07. Breakfast for Champions
08. Enemy Of Order
09. Clockwise To Deadline
10. The Party Ain’t Over ‘Til We Say So

Taking inspiration from the motto “never change a winning team”, the guys did the recording again with producer Michael Mainx (BÖHSE ONKELZ, DER W, D-A-D, DISBELIEF), who also produced the last two albums.

R.I.B. (Official Studio Trailer) Part 1:

R.I.B. (Official Studio Trailer) Part II:

R.I.B. (Official Studio Trailer) Part III:

R.I.B. (Official Studio Trailer) Part IV:

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TANKARD:

Gerre – vocals
Frank – bass
Olaf – drums
Andy – Guitar

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* For more info on TANKARD:

Facebook: TANKARD

Website: http://www.tankard.info

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LONG LIVE TANKARD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

Stone.

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