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ONSLAUGHT “Live At The Slaughterhouse” – Releases On February 26, 2016, via AFM Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 8, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


ONSLAUGHT ‘Live At The Slaughterhouse’ – The crushing new live DVD filmed during the 2014 UK O2 Academy ‘Thrash Assault’ tour is now available to pre-order online and at your local record shops!

Official worldwide release is on February 26th, 2016.

“Live At The Slaughterhouse” DVD/CD track listing:

01. The Sound Of Violence
02. Killing Peace
03. Chaos Is King
04. Let There Be Death
05. Children Of The Sand
06. Rest In Pieces
07. 66 Fucking 6
08. Destroyer Of Worlds
09. In Search Of Sanity
10. Fight With The Beast
11. Metal Forces
12. Onslaught (Power From Hell)
13. Thermonuclear Devastation



Sy Keeler – vocals
Nige Rockett – guitar
Jeff Williams – bass
Iain GT Davies – guitar
Mic Hourihan – drums

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Seattle Thrashers FALLEN ANGELS Stream New Single ‘Into The Abyss’ Via Revolver Mag

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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L- R – Steve Spitzbart – Drums, Bradzilla – Vocals, Erik Hanson – Guitars, Carl Larsson – Bass, Matt Be Roth – Guitars (Photo Credit – Aaron Meyers)

Video – Nightmare – Watch here + Free Song Download here.

Song Stream – Forsaken Existence – Listen here.


New Album Out ‘World In Decay’ Produced By Legendary Thrash Producer Michael Rosen

Seattle, WA thrashers FALLEN ANGELS have teamed up with Revolver Magazine for the stream of their latest single ‘Into The Abyss’ in support of their third studio release ‘World In Decay’ produced by Grammy award-winning Metal producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Forbidden, Testament, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam, Tesla, Vicious Rumors).

To listen to ‘Into The Abyss’, please visit the following link:

‘World In Decay’ was released on August 4th via their indie label Cyberdyne Records to follow 2010’s ‘Engines of Oppression’ and 2008 debut ‘Rise From Ashes’ released on Metal On Metal Records. To order ‘World In Decay’, please visit here.

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Track Listing – Fallen Angels – ‘World In Decay’

  1. The Hammer’s Blow (4:25)
  2. Nightmare (4:58) [Free Download]
  3. Forsaken Existence (5:05) [Video]
  4. Leading the Blind (4:36)
  5. Fire At Eden’s Gate (6:13)
  6. Into The Abyss (5:39)
  7. The Hour of the Time (5:40)
  8. Mortis Ex Machina (4:28)

Album Length: 41:08


Capturing the classic Thrash sound of the Big Four in their prime; early Metallica, Testament, Slayer, and Megadeth as well as lesser known cult heroes Exodus, Annihilator, Forbidden and Havok. FALLEN ANGELS is influenced by a wide range of 80’s thrash as well as classic metal from the 70’s and 80’s. The band combines these elements in a fresh, modern sounding album with the explosive riffs and solos that one might have expected to hear on the radio around 1989. FALLEN ANGELS is a band that Thrash fans and more classic Metal oriented fans can agree on because the music is catchy but also very aggressive.

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L.A. Thrash Masters ANGER AS ART To Release ‘Ad Mortem Festinamus’ March 11 On Old School Metal Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 15, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Veteran L.A. Thrashers ANGER AS ART will release their new album Ad Mortem Festinamus March 11 on Old School Metal Records. On the highly anticipated follow-up to 2013 barnstormer Hubris, Inc., the quartet has done the improbable by creating a roaring Thrash Metal beast that doesn’t just raise the bar; it crushes it into dust.

A lyric video for album track “Aim for the Heart” can be absorbed into the bloodstream at this location or below:

Recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by Ronald Sandoval at Rev Studios, Chino CA, Ad Mortem Festinamus (Latin translation: We Hurry into Death) is everything you’ve come to expect from ANGER AS ART…and more! Speeding recklessness, lacerating solos, and a shrapnel storm of riffs combine to make what will undoubtedly be considered one of 2016’s fiercest forays into Thrash Metal Armageddon.

Ad Mortem Festinamus is venomous, angry Thrash/Speed/Death Metal. If you feel that no one hears your voice and you’re pissed about it, then this is the album for you…because everyone is angry and ANGER is beautiful!

Pre-order Ad Mortem Festinamus here.

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Rob Alaniz – Drums, Vocal
Eric Bryan – Vocals, Bass
Steve Gaines – Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Dan Oliverio – Guitar, Vocal

Additional Musicians – Greg Johnson – Organ

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Track List:

1. Ad Mortem Festinamus
2. Pissing On Your Grave
3. Aim For The Heart
4. Tombward (Bryan)
5. L.A. State Of Mind
6. Unknowing, Undead
7. Hammer, Blade, and Twisting Fire
8. We Hurry Into Death
9. Two Minutes Hate
10. Praise Of The Firehead
11. Dim Carcosa



You may read a number of bios where bands will extol their virtues of being the next big thing, as important as Led Zeppelin and inventor of the wheel. ANGER AS ART doesn’t do that.  They don’t need to.

To know what ANGER AS ART is, one can look at what they have been since 2004.  A first-rate, old school Thrash Metal band – rooted in the history created by the members of the band. Take one look at their lineage – members of Abattoir, Evil Dead, Bloodlust, Hirax, Reverend, Bitch… and know where they are going.

Two World Tours, shows with Destruction, Overkill, Testament, Death Angel, Exodus, Saxon, Agent Steel, ex- Maiden vocalists Bayley and DiAnno, Tankard, Onslaught, Katatonia and many more.


Source: ClawHammer PR

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Crossover Thrashers CONFLICTED To Release “Under Bio-lence” December 4 on Sick Bangers

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Under Bio-lence, the new album from Chilean Crossover Thrashers CONFLICTED, will be released on December 4th via Sick Bangers. Ferocious, uncompromising and absolutely impossible to forget, Under Bio-lence is your one-way ticket to the Pit! Mosh ’em all!

Check out the official video for “Structural Violence” here or below:

Under Bio-lence was recorded between February 21st and 26th, 2015 at  Riveraudio Studios, Arica – Chile.

Produced by Sebastian Puente – Engineered & mixed by Sebastian Puente at Audiocustom Studio, Santiago Chile.

Mastered by Cristian Olivares at Audiocustom Studio, Santiago Chile.

Track Listing:

1. Legal Emptiness
2. Structural Violence
3. Public Privacy
4. Centuries of Abuse
5. Instrument of Death
6. Neuronal Riots
7. Divine Business
8. Your Speech
9. Breakdown
10. OBDC

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Felipe Huerta – Vocals

Rolando Vasquez – Guitars

Rodrigo Rios – Bass

Pedro Pablo Puente – Drums


Band Biography

Conflicted – formed in 2010 – is a Crossover Thrash Metal band from Arica, Chile. At the beginning of its career the band launched their debut demo Dirty Snake Attack 10″, and two years later their first full length called Social Disorder released in 2012 Via Sick Bangers Metal Label and Distro.

Their home town Arica, borders with Peru and Bolivia, countries where the band has been able to perform promoting their debut album in a mini-tour called “South Disorder”,” sharing the stage with bands such as Violator, Onslaught, Artillery, Exumer and Annihilator.

In 2013, the band released Sick Mosh, a live DVD along with label mates Nuclear and Lefutray. This audiovisual material helped the band to be part of one of the most important festivals of extreme music in South America: The Metal Fest, carried out in Santiago, Chile on April 2014. The festival also had the presence of important bands like Pentagram (Chile), Dark Angel, At the Gates, Voivod, Hypocrisy and Megadeth.


Source: ClawHammer PR

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Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: FALLEN ANGELS “Nightmare” (Lyric Video)

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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FALLEN ANGELS – Seattle Washington’s FALLEN ANGELS have taken me by incredible surprise this year, with their enormously grand album of Thrash Metal glory titled: World In Decay. As an older Thrashaholic like myself, I feel reassured that old school Thrash Metal will live on, due to the likes of FALLEN ANGELS. What a thrill this album is from these fine Thrashers! Holy shit it’s really good.

Track #2 on World In Decay is Nightmare (listen below). While listening to Brad “Bradzilla” Kennaugh on vocals, he takes me back to a time when Thrash on vinyl was freaking king. Erik Hanson and Matt Be Roth are the guitar duo that blazes through this song below, like hell’s wildfire out of control! Bassist Carl Larsson and drummer Steve Spitzbart kick ass. How’s that for being plain-speaking? Whoa.

Look for World In Decay to make a STRONG showing in my year-end list of Best Metal Albums of 2015. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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Album cover art (at top of post) created by: Dusty Peterson.

FALLEN ANGELS band logo created by: Sean McGrath.


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MEGADETH – New Studio Album “Dystopia” Releases On January 22nd, 2016

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The magnificent MEGADETH will be releasing their fifteenth studio album, Dystopia, on January 22nd, 2016. What a grand Metal way to start off the new year of 2016, with new MEGADETH!

How about the album cover art for Dystopia? I’m digging it. Looks like Vic Rattlehead is some kind of cyborg security officer or bounty hunter, in a futuristic and devastated city? That destroyed bridge on the album cover carries some social symbolism; a bridge to nowhere, maybe? I am looking forward to getting this CD and… Metal Be Thy Name.


Hear “Fatal Illusion”:



Along with co-founding members Dave Mustaine and David EllefsonLAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler is featured on this entire Dystopia release, along with Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro of ANGRA fame.


DID YOU KNOW: The definition of Dystopia is: an imaginative or real society where everything is horrible and immoral, while the environment is forever deteriorating. This is also a society that is ruled by a totalitarian government.






Death/Thrash Pioneers INSANITY To Release First Album In Two Decades, via Unspeakable Axe/Dark Descent Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Bay Area Tech Death/Thrash Metallers INSANITY are set to release their first full-length album since 1994. Visions of Apocalypse will be released on CD November 13th, on Unspeakable Axe Records. A vinyl LP version on Dark Descent Records is also in the works, tentatively set for a late year release.

Innovators of the blast beat and influencers of the likes of genre godfathers Napalm Death, INSANITY have survived repeated tragedies and setbacks since forming in the mid-80s. The Bay Area Metal masters should need no introduction, only somehow after 30 years they are still one of the most unsung bands in the underground. In 2015 they are finally returning to sand-blast the ears of loyalists and unbelievers alike.

The long-in-the-works album Visions of Apocalypse was begun years ago, with original drummer Bud Mills involved, until his untimely passing from cancer in 2007. Through this loss and subsequent lineup changes, the band persevered, led by original guitarist and longtime vocalist Dave Gorsuch, with Juan Casarez stepping behind the kit. In mid-2015, the final tracks were laid down and at last the album was completed.

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1. Sacrefixion
2. When
3. Sociopath
4. Mortification
5. Disillusioned
6. Dread the Dawn
7. Tired
8. Blind
9. Visions of Apocalypse


Source: ClawHammer PR

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