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CROSS EXAMINATION – Revolver Magazine Deploys New Track From Saint Louis Crossover Brigade

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Revolver Magazine is now hosting an exclusive stream of the latest high-octane Thrash/Hardcore output from Saint Louis, Missouri-based awesome party squad, CROSS EXAMINATION.

Closing a six-year gap between releases, CROSS EXAMINATION comes out flailing and impaling with the rabid Dawn Of The Dude EP, bridging influences from Cryptic Slaughter, Nuclear Assault, Excel, D.R.I. and the like into a rabid, high-caliber, circle-pit whirlwind comparable to Ramming Speed, SSS and Power Trip. What’s the last thing to go through a fly’s mind as it hits your windshield? Its ass. And that’s about the same impact this EP will have on the listener.

Sliced from the meaty seven-track slab of crossover contamination, “Hail To The Jeef,” is today exclusively being served up by Revolver Magazine; get some at THIS LOCATION.

The EP’s closing track, “The Dawn Of The Dude,” is also playing below:

Chicago-based Organized Crime Records will unload the Dawn Of The Dude via 7″ vinyl and digital download on August 19th, with distribution through Revelation Records. Preorders will be live this week at the label’s website HERE.

Formed in 2004, in their first four years as a band CROSS EXAMINATION wasted the masses with a plethora of auditory evidence, including their initial demo, a split with Spring Break!, their raging 2006 The Hung Jury EP and their 2008 debut full-length, Menace II Sobriety, the latter two titles via Organized Crime Records. This first new output since their LP is quite possibly their most scathing, grey-matter-reducing sonic beating yet.

The seven new tracks contained on the Dawn Of The Dude barely hitting thirteen minutes, the EP still packs more balls and bong-rips than virtually any comparable contemporary groups. Your brains will simply leak from your blown-open ear canals as you bang your head’s filler into fluid to the perpetually rabid beats, the material featuring even more rasping, schizoid/hyper vocals and a pummeling crusty edge.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

https://www.facebook.com/crossexamination

http://www.organizedcrimerecords.com

https://www.facebook.com/organizedcrimerecs

http://crimescenemerch.com

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LONG LIVE CROSS EXAMINATION.

LONG LIVE ST. LOUIS MISSOURI.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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MURASHITA – New Project By Former HEMOPTYSIS Front Man/Guitarist Masaki Murashita; Currently In Studio Recording Debut Single

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

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MURASHITA, the new project lead by former HEMOPTYSIS Front Man/Guitarist Masaki Murashita is currently in studio recording the debut single to be released this summer.

Masaki says: “I’m excited to have fans of my former band and new project to hear the debut song from the upcoming release. It’s taking my music to the next level and is already getting amazing feedback from the few who have previewed it. Details will be announced soon!”

Masaki Murashita first showed his scorching riffs and powerful songwriting, along with his blistering and aggressive vocal style with the critically acclaimed modern Thrash band HEMOPTYSIS.

Combining elements of Melodic, Thrash, Modern, and Extreme Metal, Masaki molded his own razor-sharp brand of Metal that has left audiences and critics alike awestruck and demanding more.

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Masaki logo by Christopher Horst.

Source: Masaki Murashita

* For more info on Masaki Murashita:

masakimurashita.com

facebook.com/murashitamusic

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LONG LIVE MASAKI MURASHITA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BURDEN OF GRIEF – New Album “Unchained” Releases On July 18th, Via Massacre Records

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

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German Thrash/Death warriors, BURDEN OF GRIEF, have a new album, Unchained, releasing on July 18, 2014 via MASSACRE RECORDS!

Produced by Dan Swanö. Cover artwork by Gustavo Sazes.

Also available as limited edition digipak with two exclusive bonus tracks!

Below, listen to the blistering new song Unchained:

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BURDEN OF GRIEF:

Mike Huhmann – vocals

Philipp Hanfland – guitars

Johannes Rudolph – guitars

Florian Bauer – bass

Sebastian Robrecht – drums

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Source: Massacre Records

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

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LONG LIVE BURDEN OF GRIEF.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

OVERKILL – ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN HEADLINER TOUR FOR “WHITE DEVIL ARMORY”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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With the release of their new album White Devil Armory scheduled for this Summer, New Jersey Thrash Metal veterans OVERKILL now announce an extended European tour for October and November 2014. The band will hit the road in support of their upcoming output. Joining OVERKILL on tour will be L.A.-based metalheads PRONG, Swedish speed youngsters and labelmates ENFORCER as well as Greek Heavy Metal outlet DARKOLOGY.

Commented OVERKILL vocalist Bobby Blitz: “We hit the European shores on October 30th of this year, with our White Devil Armory version of ‘Killfest’. With us will be PRONG & ENFORCER. We look forward to banging out the new tunes, as well as some of the old school classics we have banged our heads to over these past 28 years of touring. Until then, Horns UP!”
Check out OVERKILL live at the following dates:

30.10. ESP Barcelona – Razz2
31.10. ESP Madrid – Shoko
01.11. PT Lisbon – Paradise Garaje
02.11. ESP Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia
04.11. I Milano – Live Club
05.11. CH Pratteln – Z 7
06.11. D Karlsruhe – Substage
07.11. D Osnabrück – Rosenhof
08.11. D Bremen – Tivoli
09.11. D Nürnberg – Hirsch
11.11. D Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal
12.11. D Hamburg – Markthalle
13.11. D Berlin – Postbahnhof
14.11. D Cologne – Essigfabrik
15.11. NL Uden – De Pul

Presented by EMP, Rock Hard, Guitar, EMP Rock Invasion

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White Devil Armory will be out on July 18, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was tracked at Gear Recording and mixed by Greg Reely, who also worked on 2012’s The Electric Age.

The track listing of White Devil Armory will be as follows:

01. XDM
02. Armorist
03. Down To The Bone
04. PIG
05. Bitter Pill
06. Where There’s Smoke
07. Freedom Rings
08. Another Day To Die
09. King Of The Rat Bastards
10. It’s All Yours
11. In The Name

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on OVERKILL:

Facebook: Overkill

Website: http://www.wreckingcrew.com

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE NEW JERSEY.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

BATTLECROSS – Thrash Metal Battalion Confirms Summer Headlining Tour

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

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American Thrash Metal battalion, BATTLECROSS, has confirmed a short run of Summer headlining dates with Canada’s Wacken Battle winners, Crimson Shadows, and New York’s IKILLYA. Set to commence on July 23rd in Columbus, Ohio, the short but ravaging trek will topple fourteen cities followed by an appearance at Michigan’s Dirt Fest as well as additional tour dates supporting Killswitch Engage.

Comments guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala, “We’re excited to announce our first headlining run in quite a while. It’s short but sweet, and this gives us time to write the new record this Summer. We are stoked to have our Canadian brothers, Crimson Shadows, joining us. We did a short run with those guys earlier this year and they’re a great live band and have an awesome record coming out next Fall.”

After two busy Summers on the 2012 Trespass America tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage and Trivium, the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Metallica’s Orion Festival, BATTLECROSS looks forward to some downtime prior to their South American run with Killswitch Engage when they’ll begin to compose the follow-up to their Metal Blade-released War Of Will full-length.

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Dubbed “one hell of a modern-day thrash album,” by Headbangorgtfo.com, War Of Will debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the Top Current Albums chart, and #2 on the Heatseekers chart. BATTLECROSS is currently traversing Europe on a series of festival appearances including Download Festival and the Graspop Metal Meeting, plus club shows with Huntress and Lacuna Coil.

Guitarist Tony Asta says, “The past year has been very inspiring for the band and our attitude towards the writing process this time around is more confident and driven. I expect our next album to kick you in the ass harder than the last. Album number three will be a serious contender in 2015 and a defining BATTLECROSS record.”

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BATTLECROSS
w/ Crimson Shadows, IKILLYA
7/23/2014 The Basement – Columbus, OH
7/25/2014 Greene Street Club – Greensboro, NC
7/26/2014 The Bonnie Kate – Elizabethton, TN
7/27/2014 The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
7/28/2014 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
7/30/2014 Reverb – Reading, PA
7/31/2014 Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
8/01/2014 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
8/02/2014 Bogie’s Albany, NY
8/03/2014 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
8/04/2014 L’Agitee – Quebec City, QC
8/05/2014 Rum Runners – London, ON co-headline w/ Macabre
8/06/2014 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
8/07/2014 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
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8/08/2014 Expo 5 – Louisville, KY w/ Killswitch Engage
8/09/2014 DIRT Fest – Birch Run, MI
8/10/2014 Austin’s – Libertyville, IL w/ Killswitch Engage

“A breath of fresh air for the thrash genre, this band has a genuinely aggressive and unique sound of their own. Coupling excellent In Flames-esque melodies with top quality shredding and riffs, BATTLECROSS have produced a real winner with War Of Will.” – Kill Your Stereo

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

http://www.battlecrossmetal.com

http://www.facebook.com/battlecrossmetal

http://www.metalblade.com/battlecross

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LONG LIVE BATTLECROSS.

LONG LIVE 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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Website: www.unspeakableaxerecords.com

www.facebook.com/UnspeakableAxeRecords

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LONG LIVE ALGEBRA.

ALGEBRA KICKS THRASH METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

ANTHRAX – ANNOUNCE TOUR REPLACEMENT FOR DRUMMER CHARLIE BENANTE

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Jon Dette will fill in for drummer Charlie Benante on the first few weeks of ANTHRAX’s 29-city European tour that kicked off May 27, in Barcelona, Spain and runs until July 12 in Balingen, Germany. Benante, who had surgery on his hand last summer and has been going for regular physical therapy up until just recently, thought he’d be back to 100% for the Carolina Rebellion and Beale Street Music Festival shows that ANTHRAX also did earlier this month.

“Playing those shows, I realized I’m just not quite there yet,” Charlie said, “especially for the schedule ANTHRAX has on these European dates. I’m hoping to join the tour for the last couple of weeks, but until then, we all appreciate that Jon can sit in for me.”

Benante plans to be drumming on ANTHRAX’s handful of North American dates later this summer that include Heavy MTL in Montreal and the MOTÖRHEAD Motorboat Cruise set for late September with MOTÖRHEAD, MEGADETH, Zakk Wylde and others. Following these dates, ANTHRAX will enter the studio to write and record their follow-up to 2011’s Grammy-nominated Worship Music, named “Metal Album of the Year” by fans and in media outlets across the globe.

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Stone notes: Jon Dette is also a former drummer of Slayer and Testament; he has also toured as a member of Iced Earth, to name just a few.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on ANTHRAX:

Facebook: Anthrax

http://anthrax.com

http://anthraxarmy.com

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GET WELL, CHARLIE BENANTE.

LONG LIVE ANTHRAX.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HAMMER FIGHT – Release “Ginger Rails” Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The misadventures of New Jersey thrash n’ rollers HAMMER FIGHT continue with the release of the official music video for Ginger Rails. The song comes off the band’s newest release, Chug of War and features cinematic direction by DCintheCity Productions.

The video is now playing below:

HAMMER FIGHT is on the last leg of the three-week long “Chug of Tour Vol. 3″ in support of Chug of War. Remaining dates are as follows:

6/6 – Quincy, MA @ South Shore Music Hall w/ Sexcrement

6/7 – Atlantic City, NJ @ The Boneyard w/ Sexcrement

Chug Of War is out now on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. A cross between Slayer, Motorhead, and beer, HAMMER FIGHT return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, who released the band’s 2011 untitled EP, for Chug Of War. Combining ripping guitars, bass leads and gritty dirty vocals, HAMMER FIGHT stand out from the rest with a unique sound. Chug Of War is a rockin’ album of drunken madness for fans of Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Anthrax, Slayer, Blood Duster, Blood For Blood, Carnivore, Thin Lizzy, Gang Green and Venom.

HAMMER FIGHT:

Drew Murphy – Bass, Vocals
Ryan Blackman – Guitar
Todd Stern – Guitar
Justin Spaeth – Drums

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Spawned from a New Jersey scene saturated with death metal and hardcore, HAMMER FIGHT brings a sound that many kids these days may have missed; Hard Rockin’ Metal. Versatile enough to share the stage with the most extreme death metal acts to classic hard rock bands and everything in between. HAMMER FIGHT is here to kick some ass! Keep your eyes and ears open, they’ll be in your town soon.

Critical Praise:

“To get it so right is pretty scary.” [9/10] -Decibel Magazine

“This four piece of tattooed Jersey shore hooligans play a real aggro punk metal influenced highly by MOTORHEAD.” – Scumfeast Metal 666

“Only pussies don’t like this band.” – Some Really Smart Dude

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on HAMMER FIGHT:

www.facebook.com/HammerFight

hammerfight.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE HAMMER FIGHT.

LONG LIVE NEW JERSEY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

UnKured – Offer Free Song Download

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Ohio thrashers UnKured have partnered with Canada’s Puregrainaudio to offer up a free download of their track Before Us Heaven Trembles. Taken from their EP As Reality Melts, the song is 4 minutes of headbanging goodness.

The track can be downloaded or streamed here:


http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/unkured-before-us-heaven-trembles-free-song-download

In further UnKured news, the band just finished recording their new album Mutated Earth. The album is currently slated to be released in the summer of 2014.

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Pre-orders of the CD can be obtained at this location:


http://unkured2.bandcamp.com/

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Source:

Dewar PR Blog

Dewar PR Twitter

*For more info on UnKured:

UnKured Facebook

UnKured Twitter

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LONG LIVE UNKURED.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE 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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www.listenable.net

www.facebook.com/listenablerecs

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LONG LIVE AXEGRESSOR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MORBID SLAUGHTER “Wicca” – 7″ Vinyl Is A Blackened Thrash Metal Ticket To Hell

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

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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MORBID SLAUGHTER – Lima, Peru’s Blackened Thrash mob, Morbid Slaughter, have a new 7″ vinyl releasing on May 31st, via Boris Records. The two songs that will be your ticket to hell are: Wicca and Nightly Breath Of God. Both songs summon any or all evil vibrations from Center Earth and are guaranteed to make any true underground Metal dweller psyched-out of his or her freaking Metal mind!

With blackened vocals and furious throwback Thrash, (with a hint of punk groove), Morbid Slaughter have reminded me, once again, that Metal is still being created justly, with 100% allegiance to the dark and subterranean world of Metal. Buy this new offering from Morbid Slaughter and let their Blackened ways elate you or scare the pent-up fecal matter out of your intestines; it’s a grand Metal feeling either way. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track Listing & Running Times:

Wicca (3:59)

Nightly Breath Of God (4:19)

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* For more info on MORBID SLAUGHTER:

Facebook: Morbid Slaughter

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LONG LIVE MORBID SLAUGHTER.

LONG LIVE BORIS RECORDS.

LONG LIVE PERU.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

NOISEM – Locks May Tour With Jarhead Fertilizer

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Upcoming Single Confirmed For A389 Release

Baltimore Death/Thrash mosh motivators, NOISEM, fresh off of the massive North American Decibel Magazine Tour alongside Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder and Gorguts, have just confirmed another string of live actions for this month.

From May 13th through the 20th, NOISEM will entangle their ultra-rabid whirlwind of divebomb-infused speed metal and mangled death structures on an eight-city run in the Northeast US, including Brooklyn, York, Buffalo, Erie, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Bethesda and Ocean City. Support for the quick but deadly trek will be provided by Ocean City’s grueling hardcore/powerviolence crew, Jarhead Fertilizer, featuring members of Full Of Hell.

NOISEM also just tracked a new single for A389 called Consumed, which is being slated for release this Fall. More info will follow in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out the track, “Defiled,” released as part of Decibel Magazine’s Flexi Series, HERE.

NOISEM w/ Jarhead Fertilizer:

5/13/2014 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY

5/14/2014 The Depot – York, PA

5/15/2014 The Lair – Buffalo, NY

5/16/2014 Basement Transitions – Erie, PA

5/17/2014 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH

5/18/2014 TBA – Pittsburgh, PA

5/19/2014 Chef Tony’s Restaurant – Bethesda, MD

5/20/2014 Swirled World – Ocean City, MD

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on NOISEM:

http://www.noisembaltimore.com

Facebook: Noisem

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http://www.a389records.com

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LONG LIVE NOISEM.

LONG LIVE JARHEAD FERTILIZER.

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.

SLAYER OFFERS FREE DOWNLOAD, FORMS LABEL IMPRINT, SIGNS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH NUCLEAR BLAST

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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SLAYER – At the Revolver Golden Gods Awards held April 23rd, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Slayer surprised the capacity crowd with an unannounced performance, kicking off the show with a three-song set that included the global premiere of Implode, the band’s first new studio recording in five years.

Recorded earlier this month at Henson Studios in Los Angeles and produced by Terry Date and co-produced by Greg Fidelman, “Implode” is now available as a free download as a “thank you” to the band’s fans for their continued support. Or, as Kerry King put it, “you have been waiting for us, now we are delivering for you.” Registered members of Slayer’s fan club were sent an email right around midnight giving them the link to the song and a chance to hear it before it was made public.

“Implode” can now be downloaded at: http://www.slayer.net.

Later this year, the two-time Grammy-winning Slayer will begin recording a new album, tentatively set for an early 2015 release date. The album will make Slayer history as it will be released on Nuclear Blast Records through the band’s own label imprint, closing out a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings. No name for the imprint has been decided on yet.

“Rick has played a huge role in our career, we’ve made some great albums with him,” said Slayer’s Tom Araya. “But today is a new day, record companies don’t play the kind of role they once did, and we really like the idea of going out on our own, connecting directly with our fans, and Nuclear Blast is fired up about taking on that challenge with us.”

All future recordings on the band’s label imprint will be released worldwide exclusively through Nuclear Blast.

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“I was a teenage rebel when ‘Show No Mercy’ came out,” said Markus Staiger, owner of Nuclear Blast, “and I identified with that record. It was the most extreme, aggressive thing at the time. They were then and still are the most brutal metal band on the planet! I really cannot express how proud I am that we are able to work with Slayer to join the Nuclear Blast family. We are ready for that next record and, I’m sure it will go into metal history!”

Added Nuclear Blast label manager Gerardo Martinez: “The prospect of helping Slayer take a leading role in the creative process surrounding their releases, projects and other cross-promotional opportunities is the ultimate honor for me, a metalhead who grew up in Los Angeles listening to Slayer. Nowhere in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that Nuclear Blast would be making history alongside one of the best bands in metal.”

SlayerTom Araya/vocals, bass, Kerry King/guitar, drummer Paul Bostaph, and Gary Holt who continues to stand in for the band’s founding guitarist, the late Jeff Hanneman – will spend the next few months on the road touring major North American and European festivals as well as headlining dates, sharing the stages with Metallica, Iron Maiden and more (see below), but is expected to be back in the studio in the fall to record the rest of the new album.

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US Tour

09 May US Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Salt Air
10 May US Denver, CO – Fillmore
11 May US Billings, MT – Shrine
13 May US Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
15 May US St Louis, MO – The Pageant
16 May US Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom,
17 May US Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range

European Tour

28 May FI Helsinki – Sonisphere Festival @ Hietaniemi Beach
30 May SE Stockholm – STHLM Fields @ Gardet Royal Park
31 May NL Nijmegen – FortaRock Festival Goffertpark

01 June NO Oslo – Sonisphere Festival @ Valle Hoven
03 June DK Horsens – Horsens Gaol
04 June DE Hamburg – Sonisphere Festival @ Imtech Arena
05 June LU Luxembourg City – Den Atelier
07 June DE Nurburgring – Rock am Ring
08 June DE Nürnberg – Rock Im Park
09 June CH Pratteln – Z7 Konzertfabrik
13 June AT Nicklesdorf – Nova Rock @Pannonia Fields
15 June IT Milan – Live Club
16 June IT Bologna – Estragon
18 June FR Niems – Paloma
20 June FR Clisson – Hellfest @Rue de Champ Louet
21 June NO Halden – Tons of Rock Restival
24 June PL Poznan – Stadion Miejeski
26 June FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie
27 June BE Dessel – Graspop
30 June IRE Belfast – Limelight

01 July IRE Dublin – Academy
04 July FR Paris – Paris Le Zenith
05 July UK Knebworth Park – Sonisphere Festival @ Knebworth

03 Aug RU Nizny Novgorad – Milo Club
04 Aug RU Moscow – Arena Moscow Club
05 Aug RU St. Petersburg – A2 Club
08 Aug CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival
10 Aug CA Montreal – Heavy Montreal Festival @ Parc Jean

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on SLAYER:

Facebook: Slayer band

Website: http://www.slayer.net

Twitter: ‪@Slayer ‪http://twitter.com/slayer 

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LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE NUCLEAR BLAST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, JEFF HANNEMAN.

Stone.

SEPREVATION – Release New Music Video ‘Slave To The Grave’

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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On the run up to the release of their debut album ‘Consumed’, UK Death Thrashers Seprevation today release a music video for ‘Slave To The Grave’.

Guitarist Joss Farrington comments: “The concept was to play on the themes of ‘Slave to the Grave’ and actually give the viewer the visual image of us decaying and covered in gore.”

‘Slave To The Grave’ was shot in the bands home city of Bristol, England at RS Studios and it was directed & edited by Doug Anderson of Visceral Video with a helping hand from Janey Hayes who took care of the special FX make up.

Watch ‘Slave To The Grave’ Here!

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“Truly evil sounding Death Metal from Bristol, true to the 80′s and 90′s masters. For fans of Death, Possessed, Sadistic Intent etc.” – Terrorizer Magazine

That aforementioned is just one of many descriptions made of the Death/Thrash maniacs. Formed in 2011 in Bristol, England; since their inception Seprevation have been quick to cause a riot, touring throughout the UK with a battery of hate filled lyrics and a sound to kick your pearly whites to dust, Seprevation are here for a reason and one reason only… to shatter and destroy.

May 10th 2014 will see the release of ‘Consumed’, the debut full length album and follow-up to EP ‘Ritual Abuse’.

Joss comments on ‘Consumed’: “I think fans of ‘Ritual Abuse’ will really like it, it’s more of the same in many ways, plenty of shred and old school worship but it’s definitely steering in our own direction, as the writing process went on the songs became more and more diverse, songs like ‘Between Two Worlds and Dreams’ were written last and you can really hear the difference.”

“If you thought ‘Ritual Abuse’ was pretty great then buy this because it’s 100 times better, 3 words – Old School Worship.”

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Pre-Order ‘Consumed’ here:

http://www.seprevation.bigcartel.com/ or digital at http://www.seprevation.bandcamp.com/

(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on SEPREVATION:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/seprevation

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LONG LIVE SEPREVATION.

LONG LIVE DEATH / THRASH.

LONG LIVE THE UK.

Stone.

BLOODSHOT DAWN LAUNCH KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

Posted in metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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It’s official, UK melodic extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have launched their Kickstarter campaign in support of their second and as of yet untitled album.

Check It Out Here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bloodshotdawn/bloodshot-dawn-recording-new-album

On the lead up to the Kickstarter launch, Bloodshot Dawn have been releasing a series of videos leading to the official launch offering advance details such as special guests, artwork previews and some new album demo snippets. Check out the videos below:

Video 1


Crowd-Funding Project Announced & First Glimpse Of New Drummer Janne Jalmona

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUIfAfWMtHI

Video 2


Artwork Sneak Preview & Guitar Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEVsjbLzL60

Video 3


Album Guests Announced & Bass Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A0XTNUAu54

Video 4


More Album Guests Announced, Guitars & Tour Plans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqqHgEbriiw

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Bloodshot Dawn ‘Vision’ – Official Music Video:

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Catch Bloodshot Dawn this summer at Underwall Festival, Croatia and Bloodstock Festival, UK. The band are also touring throughout the UK in October/November before jetting to Japan November 2014 with Krisiun & Gorguts.

Extreme Metal Over Japan - Bloodshot Dawn - Gorguts - 2014 - promo flyer

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(Source: Future PR)

* For related & recent BLOODSHOT DAWN news:

BLOODSHOT DAWN – Announce More New Album Guests

Above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on April 12, 2014.

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* For more info on BLOODSHOT DAWN:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bloodshotdawn

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LONG LIVE BLOODSHOT DAWN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE UK.

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.

MALPRACTICE – Finnish Progressive/Thrash Act Signs With Sensory Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As they continue to investigate the progressive realms of the Heavy Metal universe, New Jersey-based Sensory Records confirms that Finnish quintet, MALPRACTICE, has become the newest addition in the label’s roster.
Formed in 1994 in Kouvola, Finland by guitarist, Joonas Koto, MALPRACTICE started out as a thrash act. Following the release of self-financed debut MCD, Memorial, in 1996, the band cast aside their most aggressive influences and opted to explore a more progressive direction, which was apparent on their second MCD, Frozen, released later the same year. Without a deal in place, MALPRACTICE recorded an album’s worth of material in March 1998, which became their first full length album, Of Shape And Balance, released via Mastervox Records in September of that year.

Following a brief hiatus, and reactivation in 2004, MALPRACTICE signed with Spinefarm/Universal. This also began the band’s cooperation and friendship with producer/engineer, Anssi Kippo at Astia Studio (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Norther, etc.), with the recording of their second full-length, Deviation From The Flow, and into the 2008 release of their third album, Triangular, which not only expanded their forward-thinking style, also reinvigorated some of their early thrash elements.

In 2010 the band self-produced their own outstanding demo, which eventually became their fourth album, Turning Tides. As their contract with Spinefarm was expired, the band sought new pastures, and given the more melodic and progressive nature of their style, found solace in Laser’s Edge offshoot, Sensory Records, who is now preparing Turning Tides for proper worldwide release this Summer.

Turning Tides represents MALPRACTICE at their absolute best, combing intricate Progressive Metal with catchy melodies topped with excellent musicianship and brilliant vocal harmonies, and a must-hear for fans of Queensryche, Fates Warning, Dream Theater and Megadeth.

Final release details on Turning Tides will be released in the near future.

MALPRACTICE:

Joonas Koto – guitars
Toni Paananen – drums
Aleksi Parviainen – vocals
Markus Vanhala – guitars
Jonas Mäki – bass

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on MALPRACTICE:

http://www.malpracticeband.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Malpractice/124420308087

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http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheLasersEdge

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LONG LIVE MALPRACTICE.

LONG LIVE FINLAND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

REVOCATION “Teratogenesis” – A Scion A/V Presents EP From 2012 You MUST Know About!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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REVOCATION – I remember posting the press release, regarding this tidy 5 song EP, Teratogenesis, from Boston’s REVOCATION. Back on September 25th, 2012, this Metal gem was released for free, via Scion A/V Presents. Scion A/V routinely offers free downloads of Metal EP’s; therefore I declare Scion A/V kicks 100% Metal ass. This great company supports Metal. ‘Nuff said about that.

Of the 5 songs on this EP, my 2 favorite songs on Teratogenesis are Maniacally Unleashed and Bound By Desire. Plus, there are a TON of Metal grooves to be heard and enjoyed from the title track. Whoa! Please note that ALL 5 songs on this EP are some of the best Metal work that REVOCATION has ever done! I’m not shitting about that. If you’re not familiar with REVOCATION, their brand of Metal is Thrash, in the Death Thrash vein and they play it extremely well; just like Arizona’s rabid Hemoptysis.

The overall Metal wall-of-sound is so damn blistering fine from this EP! This is guitar driven Death Thrash that is, for me, eye-popping! If you’re looking for Metal intensity, that’ll leave you feeling as though you’ve smoked and inhaled potent Metal bliss, then Teratogenesis from REVOCATION is it. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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* For more info on REVOCATION:

Facebook: Revocation

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LONG LIVE REVOCATION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE BOSTON, MA.

LONG LIVE SCION A/V.

Stone.

BLOODSHOT DAWN – Announce More New Album Guests

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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UK melodic extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have announced more guests that are set to appear on their as of yet unrecorded second album. The announcements are Andy James and Chris Amott, two very highly accomplished guitarists.

Andy James is a globally renowned metal and shred guitarist known for incredible playing and versatility with his instrument. He has featured on DVD’s released with leading companies such as Licklibrary and Jamtrax as well as having released several solo records and two successful albums with Sacred Mother Tongue. Andy is also known for having appeared on stages all across the world not just with Sacred Mother Tongue but with bands such as Cradle of Filth, The Fields of the Nephilim and as a solo artist at industry shows such as NAMM in Los Angeles and the Frankfurt MESSE.

Chris Amott needs little introduction, the Swedish shredder is most notably known as a founding member of melodic death metal titans Arch Enemy. Chris left Arch Enemy in 2012 to pursue his solo career and went on to release ‘Follow Your Heart’. He also founded Armageddon releasing three successful albums and after relocating to USA he has announced that a brand new Armageddon record is in the making.

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Last week Bloodshot Dawn revealed Sven De Caluwé (Aborted), Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) & Teemu Mäntysaari (Wintersun) as the first guests that would be appearing on the new album. This new announcement only adds even more excitement to an already highly anticipated release.

The new album will be a crowd-funded project that will launch on 16th April. Bloodshot Dawn have been releasing a series of videos on the build up to the launch offering sneak previews of the new album content including artwork, music, etc..

Video 1

Crowd-Funding Project Announced & First Glimpse Of New Drummer Janne Jalmona

Video 2

Artwork Sneak Preview & Guitar Ideas

Video 3

Album Guests Announced & Bass Ideas

Video 4

More Album Guests Announced, Guitars & Tour Plans

Bloodshot Dawn – Vision (Official Music Video)

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Catch Bloodshot Dawn this summer at Underwall Festival, Croatia and Bloodstock Festival, UK. The band are also touring throughout the UK in October/November before jetting to Japan November 2014 with Krisiun & Gorguts.

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on BLOODSHOT DAWN:

Bloodshot Dawn – Facebook

Bandcamp: http://bloodshotdawn.bandcamp.com/

Physical Merch: http://bloodshotdawn.bigcartel.com/

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LONG LIVE BLOODSHOT DAWN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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