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COUNTESS – Dutch Black Metal Legends Announce New Album; Release New Video

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music videos, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Countess - Ancient Lies And Battle Cries - promo cover pic - 2014

On April 9th, Dutch Black Metal legends COUNTESS will release their long-awaited new full-length album, entitled ‘Ancient Lies And Battle Cries’ through the band’s long-time label Barbarian Wrath.

‘Ancient Lies And Battle Cries’, the band’s fourteenth full-length, features ten tracks of uncompromising METAL, blending first wave Black Metal and traditional Heavy Metal in a way only COUNTESS can. The result of almost three years of writing and recording, ‘Ancient Lies’ will surely satisfy all those who long for the days when Black Metal was still METAL.

Fans can get a first taste of the new record as of today. A video has been released for the song ‘Call Of The Ancient Pantheon’ through the band’s official YT channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/countessmetal?feature=watch

COUNTESS – Call Of The Ancient Pantheon:

The album’s full track list:

1. Battle Sky

2. Call Of The Ancient Pantheon

3. By Hammer And Blood

4. Vengeance Of The Slain

5. Beneath The Eye Of Wisdom

6. Confessions Of A Polytheist

7. Pray For The Cult

8. Cursed Seed Of Aten

9. Burn The Throne

10. The Last Temple

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(Source: COUNTESS)

* For more info on COUNTESS:

http://countessmetal.bandcamp.com

http://countessmetal.blogspot.com

Facebook: Countess

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LONG LIVE COUNTESS.

LONG LIVE BLACK METAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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CRYSTAL VIPER – Invites All Their Fans To Be Special Guests On Their Next Album!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Crystal Viper - Promo Pic - 2012 - #2!

Photo by Black Mausoleum Arts

Polish female fronted Heavy Metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, is recently working on their next, fifth studio album which will have its premiere on Friday 13, December 2013, and which will be released via AFM Records. This time the band prepared unique, and one of a kind surprise for their fans: everyone can be special guest on the new CRYSTAL VIPER album!

“It seems people really enjoy concept albums, we do, so our next release will be a concept album as well but more twisted you all can imagine! Inviting special guests that were recording with us is already kind of tradition for CRYSTAL VIPER, but this time we decided to go one step further, and we decided to invite people who are most important for us, people who give us energy and strenght to continue: our fans!” says vocalist and guitarist Marta Gabriel, who is again author of the whole material: “Here’s the deal: we want to have YOUR scream on the next CRYSTAL VIPER album! How to do it? Simply record yourself screaming: use your Iphone, smartphone, computer, or any other recording device you can find, and send mp3 or wav file with the recording to mail@skolrecords.com – just type “CRYSTAL VIPER SCREAM” in the subject line, and don’t forget to tell us your full name, as you will be listed in the booklet of the next CRYSTAL VIPER album as a special guest!” she adds. Fans can submit their recordings until August 15, 2013.

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WANNA BE A SPECIAL GUEST ON THE NEXT CRYSTAL VIPER ALBUM?!

1. Record your scream with any recording device you can find!

2. Send mp3 or wav file to mail@skolrecords.com – write “CRYSTAL VIPER SCREAM” in the subject line!

3. Don’t forget to write your name in the email: you will be listed as special guest in the album booklet!

4. Sending the recording is equal with permission for using it by CRYSTAL VIPER!

5. Deadline for submitting the recordings is August 15, 2013.

HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS? Join THE OFFICIAL LEGION at Crystal Viper and ask your question to the band or their management!

WE ARE METAL NATION!!!

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For more info on CRYSTAL VIPER:

Facebook: Crystal Viper

http://www.crystalviper.com

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AFM RECORDS:

Facebook: AFM-Records GmbH

http://www.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE CRYSTAL VIPER.

Stone.

NIGHT DEMON – S/T EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Night Demon - promo EP cover pic - 2013

NIGHT DEMON – They’re from California. They’re old school. They’re Metal. They’re called Night Demon. The prolific Metal label known as Shadow Kingdom Records will be releasing Night Demon’s S/T EP on August 6th; best you pick up this Metal offering from Night Demon cause it’s invitingly raw, loud, and legit True Metal through and through!

From riffage on The Chalice that’s reminiscent of the legendary Scorpions classic cut The Zoo, to an underground Metal atmosphere of yesteryear throughout, Night Demon delivers the Metal goods! It’s honestly unfortunate that this is an EP and not an album of 12 songs. Stone wants more Night Demon! Now! Whoa.

Ritual reminds me that old school Speed Metal is back and the Traditional Heavy Metal spirit, musicianship, vocals and songwriting of Night Demon cannot be overlooked; not by any of my fellow Metal brethren anyways. Fans of old school Metal, NWOBHM, (early) Iron Maiden, (early) Saxon, Witch Cross, SatanObsession, Angel Witch, Sinister Realm and of course, Raven, are all in for a remarkable Metal surprise with Night Demon. This trio of talented Metalheads surprised the hell out of me! Metal be thy name.

Watch, listen and turn the volume up to NIGHT DEMON below! Whoa!

NIGHT DEMON – Track Listing:

Night Demon

The Chalice

Ancient Evil

Ritual

Night Demon - promo band pic - 2013 - #22

NIGHT DEMON:

Jarvis Leatherby

Brent Woodward

John Crerar

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To read more about NIGHT DEMON, click on the link below!

NIGHT DEMON – Self-titled EP Releasing Via Shadow Kingdom Records

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on June 21, 2013.

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For more info on NIGHT DEMON, click on links below!

www.nightdemon.net

Facebook: Night Demon

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SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS:

http://shadowkingdomrecords.com

Facebook: Shadow Kingdom Records

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ALL HAIL NIGHT DEMON.

NIGHT DEMON KICKS METAL ASS.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey Presents: Ten METAL Albums You NEED For This Summer Of 2012! (Part Two)

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on June 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Here is Part Two of Metal Odyssey Presents: Ten Metal Albums You NEED For This Summer Of 2012! Each Metal album below I’ve reviewed; just click the large link below each respective Metal album to read all about it! Each Metal album on this list I’ve obviously enjoyed and continue to listen to. My Metal goal is to pass this valuable Metal information onto my fellow Metal brethren.

As the halfway point of 2012 nears, these are ten recently released Metal albums that have left their scorching mark upon my Metal lovin’ eardrums. Wether it’s an EP or full-length, I look upon any release as an album. There may be an album that was released in late 2011 listed here too… and as Lenny Wolf of Kingdom Come would say: “it is what it is.”

There is a link at the bottom of this post, which will direct you to Part One of this series of 2012 Metal albums you NEED. Agree or disagree with this list, please feel free to comment. Metal be thy name.

ADRENALINE MOB – Omertà

Supergroup? Check. Kick-ass debut album? Check. Is Adrenaline Mob Metal? Well, is Mother Earth round? Anyone who is searching for an electrifying jolt of groove infested Metal to get on with their life… NEEDS Omertà from Adrenaline Mob.

ADRENALINE MOB “Omertà” – 5 Quick Reasons To Buy This Album

ATKINS / MAY PROJECT – Serpents Kiss

Vocalist Al Atkins and guitarist Paul May are AMAZING together! This album is so essential to own if you call yourself a Metalhead. ‘Nuff said.

ATKINS / MAY PROJECT “Serpents Kiss” – A Dynamic Metal Duo; Results In A Galvanizing Heavy Metal Album

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Torture

DEATH METAL! What would any Metal list on Metal Odyssey be like without… F’N DEATH METAL! With Torture, Cannibal Corpse has  reinforced why they hold such legendary status in ALL of Metal.

CANNIBAL CORPSE “TORTURE” – A Death Metal and Headbanging Must For The Metal Masses

PRIMAL FEAR – Unbreakable

I don’t know what it is about the Metal of Primal Fear. Every time I listen to Unbreakable, I personally feel protected by some unknown Metal force of nature.

PRIMAL FEAR ‘Unbreakable’ – The Time Is NOW To Join The METAL NATION

AVATARBlack Waltz

They’re from Sweden. They’re Metal. They’re debut album Black Waltz is an unreal Metal listen. They’re AVATAR and I’m impressed. Very impressed.

AVATAR ‘Black Waltz’ Is Dark, Extreme, Modern and Groove Laden… Metal Bliss

PELICAN – Ataraxia/Taraxis

A 4 song EP that is an instrumental journey into the far reaches of the Metal mind. Whoa, what I just wrote sounds kinda cool huh?

PELICAN ‘Ataraxia/Taraxis – As Excellence In Heavy Instrumental Albums Goes, This EP Is A Prime Pick

NIGHTQUEEN – For Queen And Metal

Nightqueen is from Belgium. Nightqueen has released a powerful album this year with: For Queen And Metal. Massacre Records has a phenomenal stable of bands on their roster and Nightqueen only solidifies this truth.

NIGHTQUEEN ‘For Queen And Metal’ – An Indelible Debut Album Of Heavy Metal

K-OS – Planeta Violento

Spanish Metal Warriors = K-OS. It’s that simple.

K-OS “Planeta Violento” – New Metal Release Is Out Now! Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

HAVOK – Point Of No Return EP

Colorado does export Thrash Metal and it’s called HAVOK. These dudes should have been born in the late sixties, formed a band in 1982 and been a part of some Big 4, Big 5 or something like that. Yes, they’re that good.

HAVOK – Point Of No Return – 4 Song/2 Video EP Blazes With A Thrash Metal Assailment

DEMON LUNG – Pareidolia EP

Demon Lung knows Doom. Demon Lung plays Doom. Demon Lung plays some amazing Doom. Get into Demon Lung and get into some… DOOM.

DEMON LUNG – Doom Metal Debut EP Pareidolia Is A Masterful Metal Listen

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Okay, since you’ve been cool enough to stick around till the end, I’ve decided to surprise you with a Metal bonus! Here is another Metal album (EP) that many of you most likely have seen and read about here, on a few occasions already. This band is badass and they’re from Mexico. ZOMBIEFICATION = DEATH METAL!!! Whoa.

ZOMBIEFICATION – Reaper’s Consecration

ZOMBIEFICATION plays scalding… DEATH METAL! Get on board now with this ZOMBIEFICATION Death express; cause ten years from now you’ll want to say you’ve been their fan since the deadly beginning.

ZOMBIEFICATION “Reaper’s Consecration” – An Ominous and Brutal Death Metal EP

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I strongly encourage you to check out Part One of Metal Odyssey Presents: Ten Metal Albums You NEED For This Summer Of 2012! Just click on that HUGE link below! Whoa!

Metal Odyssey Presents: Ten METAL Albums You NEED For This Summer Of 2012! (Part One)

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Thank you for stopping by and checking out this list of Metal albums you NEED for this Summer of 2012! Wether you NEED all ten Metal albums above or just one, I hope my album reviews will serve to assist your Metal needs. Stay tuned for a Part Three edition of Metal Albums (from 2012) you NEED! I’ll probably have Part Three ready in late Summer! Rock Steady and keep the Metal flag waving high and proud.

Metal Be Thy Name.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.


WITCH CROSS – “Rocking The Night Away” Music Video: Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, traditional heavy metal with tags , , , , , on April 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

WITCH CROSS – Here is some vintage video footage of the Danish Metal band – WITCH CROSS. From 1984, their    debut album (Roadrunner Records) Fit For Fight features Rocking The Night Away. Both album and song are Metal classics! A tried and true Metal blast from the Metal past!

Check out Rocking The Night Away below for yourself; then let the old school Metal of WITCH CROSS flow through your Metal lovin’ veins!

Fit For Fight – 1984 (Roadrunner Records)

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Wanna see what WITCH CROSS is up to in 2012? Check out current WITCH CROSS vocalist Kev Moore and his very cool WITCH CROSS journal by clicking below!

http://mooremusic.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/witch-cross-still-fit-for-fighting-16

* For more info on WITCH CROSS, click the link below!

http://www.witchcross.dk

LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

Stone.

Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air – Releases Official Fest Poster!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Amelia, Ohio, April 23, 2012 – Warriors of Metal, Inc. proudly releases this year’s Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air Festival poster custom designed by Dragonfyre Studios in Defiance, Ohio who also designed the 2012 Double CD Fest Compilation released 2 weeks ago.

The original Warriors of Metal Fest logo was conceptualized by Justin Lucas of Chillicothe, Ohio’s Greenman imagery (http://www.greenmanimagery.deviantart.com)  and made manifest to its full glory by Jean Paul Torres of Florida’s Lord Crusan Design (http://www.lordcrusan.com). The Lord Crusan Design logo of the crossed axes and Warriors of Metal banners on Justin Lucas’ stylized W is the official logo of Warriors of Metal, Inc. and the Fest logo has now been further bloodied & Metalized thanks to Dragonfyre Studios!

Tickets for the festival are on sale at  WARRIORS OF METAL OPEN AIR FESTIVAL V Weekend passes for adults (17 and up) are just $50 and Weekend 4-Packs for adults (groups of 4 people) are only $40 per person. Adult single day tickets are $30 for each day and $25 per person in a 4-Pack for a single day ticket.

Teenager tickets (11-16) are only $15 for the whole weekend, Friday only or saturday only. Kids under 11 get in for free. Camping is free from Thursday, June 28th to Sunday, July 1st and ticket buyers can also pre-order their Fest t-shirts at the time of their ticket purchase.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

Stone.

CRYSTAL VIPER – ‘Witches Mark’ Exclusive 2 Track Download Single Available Now!

Posted in classic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

CRYSTAL VIPER “Witch’s Mark” – exclusive 2-track download single coming out on March 30th, 2012, via AFM RECORDS! Incl. title track – taken from the forthcoming full length studio album “Crimen Excepta” – coupled with “The Banshee”, newly recorded version of the song originally available on the limited edition MLP “The Last Axeman” (2008). To be available on all legal digital outlets!

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Crimen Excepta releases on AFM Records, on April 27th, 2012.

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(Sources: Crystal Viper & AFM Records Official Websites)

For more info on CRYSTAL VIPER, click on the links below:

http://www.crystalviper.com

http://www.afm-records.de

LONG LIVE CRYSTAL VIPER.

Stone.

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