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ASKA – Confirmed As Friday Night Headliners For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is very excited to welcome back the only band to headline the fest three years in a row. Dallas-based Traditional Metal professionals ASKA, who headlined in 2009, 2010 and 2011, has officially signed on as the Friday night headliner for our 7th annual Warriors Of Metal Fest. ASKA will be supporting their sixth studio album, Fire Eater which was released through Germany’s Pure Steel Records in September of last year.

The 7th annual Warriors of Metal Fest will be held June 27 – 28 at O’Shecky’s LIVE Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

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Band founder, vocalist and guitarist, George Call states: “When we here at ASKA were approached by the brain trust about coming back to Warriors of Metal and headlining Friday’s portion of the fest I said, ‘Awesome! Who do we gotta kill?’ Not because we actually wanted to kill anyone but you get the sentiment right? After all, who wouldn’t want to get back to, perform for and hang out with those beloved portions of our extended metal family that the Warriors of Metal Fest has come to represent? See, WOM is not just a fest where we perform for fans but one in which we bleed, sweat, laugh and commune with our brothers and sisters of Metal. It really is one big family and the ‘blood’ that unites us is STEEL. And so it is with that sentiment that we look forward to this latest installment of the Warriors of Metal Festival, now indoors, come June – because just as much as you want to see ASKA, ASKA wants to see you. Dig? Hail and see you all at WOM Fest VII!”

The band’s official music video for the track “Dead Again” can be seen and heard below:

ASKA is brought back to Warriors of Metal Fest VII due to the generous fan sponsorships by Kit & Jen Ekman from Mobile, Alabama, brothers Edward and Mike Schmidt from Cleveland, Ohio, Dennis Schwan and Megan Stewart from Detroit, Michigan, and last but not least, Lance Souther & Laurie Rhodes from Dayton, Ohio. We are grateful for their contributions and constant support through the years.

Tickets are on sale and various levels of sponsorship opportunities are now available at the Fest’s website at www.warriorsofmetal.org.

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Bands confirmed for Pre-Fest Showcase on Thursday, June 26 at O’Sheckeys Live Bar & Grill include:  ETERNAL LEGACY (headliner) AUTOMATON, DEADIRON, LOWER 13, DETHRATS, GRAVE ROBBER, SPLIT THE ABYSS and WINTERHYMN.

Warriors Of Metal Fest VII confirmed bands thus far for the main Fest on Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28 include: ARMORY, ASKA (Friday headliner), A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, NOBLE BEAST, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED, SHADOWSTRIKE, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN, VALHALLA, VERMITHRAX and ZEPHANIAH.

Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s Of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ASKA:

Facebook: ASKA

Website: http://www.askaband.net

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LONG LIVE ASKA.

ASKA KICKS 100% METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

Stone.

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HELSTAR “Fall Of Dominion” – New Song From Forthcoming “This Wicked Nest” Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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

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HELSTAR – Below is the first teaser from the upcoming HELSTAR album ‘This Wicked Nest’ (release date 4/25 Europe, 4/29 U.S. via AFM Records). This new song from HELSTAR is absolutely SOLID and (yes) has psyched-out my Metal senses to their maximum potential! I cannot wait to feed this new HELSTAR album into my brain!! Metal be thy name!!

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HELSTAR:

James Rivera – vocals

Larry Barragan – guitars

Rob Trevino – guitars

Mikey Lewis – drums

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* For more info on HELSTAR:

Facebook: Official Helstar Page

Website: http://www.HelstarMetal.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Helstar_Metal

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de

AFM Shop: http://shop.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE HELSTAR, TRUE TEXAS METAL LEGENDS.

LONG LIVE TRUE METAL.

LONG LIVE TEXAS.

Stone.

LUCIFER’S HAMMER – “Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXII)” Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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LUCIFER’S HAMMER – I’m gonna say it straight, Lucifer’s Hammer has made this Metalhead one happy Metal camper! Just in time for Spring, this tidy, 3 song EP from Santiago, Chile’s, True Metal troupe, will be raging LOUD from my home stereo speakers, laptop and car. It’s time to crank the windows down and blast some Lucifer’s F’n Hammer! Yet again, a fine new band that has tapped into the True Metal sound of yesteryear!

Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXII) has a Metal ton going for it, with the (old school) vocal echoes included! From the info I’ve gathered, Lucifer’s Hammer is: Hades (Vocals, Guitars) and Titan (Drums). These two Metal dudes have flat-out nailed it! I’d hate to see this band refine a damn thing; the raw and retrospective vibes that jump out of these 3 songs makes damn cool Metal sense to me!

True/Traditional Metal fans cannot pass up on Lucifer’s Hammer! Fans of (early) Manowar, Witch Cross, Hell, Sinister Realm, Satan, (early) Iron Maiden, (early) Judas Priest, (early) Fates Warning, Obsession and the (original) NWOBHM explosion must give Lucifer’s Hammer a listen!

Listen below for yourself and hear why Lucifer’s Hammer’s new EP is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Buy this EP! Support Lucifer’s Hammer! Metal be thy name!

Purchase the digital album of Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXII) by clicking that link below! Whoa!

http://shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/night-sacrifice-demo-mmxiii

Track Listing & Running Times:

01 – Wolf (4:16)

02 – Shadows (5:20)

03 – Night Sacrifice (4:54)

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* For more info on LUCIFER’S HAMMER:

Facebook: Lucifer’s Hammer

http://lucifershammer.bandcamp.com/

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http://store.shadowkingdomrecords.com/

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LONG LIVE LUCIFER’S HAMMER.

LONG LIVE TRUE METAL.

LONG LIVE CHILE.

Stone.

STEEL ASSASSIN – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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February 28, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors Of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization has confirmed that Boston Power Metal veterans STEEL ASSASSIN will make a much-anticipated return to the Warriors of Metal Fest VII. The band will perform selections from their various releases such as War of the Eight Saints, WWII: Metal of Honor, In Hellfire Forged as well as a few other metallic surprises. The Warriors of Metal Fest VII will be held June 26 – 28 at O’Shecky’s Live Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

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The band collectively states: “In 2013 the Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air demonstrated to us true metal camaraderie, brotherhood and dedication to the art form. We are honored and excited to be part of this event again this year.”

Watch the video for “Blitzkrieg Demons” below:

Bands confirmed for Pre-Fest Showcase on Thursday, June 26 at O’Sheckeys Live Bar & Grill include:  ETERNAL LEGACY (headliner) AUTOMATON, DEADIRON, LOWER 13, DETHRATS, GRAVE ROBBER, SPLIT THE ABYSS and WINTERHYMN.

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Warriors Of Metal Fest VII confirmed bands thus far for the main Fest on Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28 include: ARMORY, A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, FLESH ENGINE, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN and VALHALLA.

Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

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John Falzone – Vocals

Phil Grasso – Bass Guitar

Greg Michalowski – Drums

Kevin Curran – Guitars

Mike Mooney – Guitars

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more on STEEL ASSASSIN:

Facebook: Steel Assassin

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LONG LIVE STEEL ASSASSIN.

STEEL ASSASSIN KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

Stone.

HELSTAR “This Wicked Nest” – Releases April 25th, Via AFM Records; 1st CD Release Show To Be In Band’s Hometown Of Houston, Texas!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the AFM Records Facebook page:

Legendary U.S. Metal band HELSTAR will release their new studio album This Wicked Nest On April 25th. It will be available as CD & on Vinyl. Take a look at the cover artwork. Old school Metal!

More HELSTAR Info: Official Helstar Page

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As reported on the Official HELSTAR Page:

Very first release show for our forthcoming album ‘This Wicked Nest’. Where else would we have it but our home town of Houston!!! More release shows to follow!

Helstar — ‘This Wicked Nest’ CD Release Show! CD, Vinyl, T-Shirts +more at Merchandise Table (Worldwide Release Date April 25th)

With Special Guests: Venomous Maximus, Warbeast, Sanctus Bellum, Termination Force

All Ages, Doors: 7:00 PM, Show: 7:30 PM

Tickets: $12.00 Advance / $15.00 Day of Show

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Advance Ticket Sales at Fitzgerald’s Box Office or Online at:
http://www.stubwire.com/event/helstarvenomousmaximuswarbeastsanctusbellumterminationforce/fitzgeralds/houston/6830/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com

Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ Fitzgerald’s Houston: 2706 White Oak Drive, Houston, Texas 77007. 713-862-3838

Fitzgerald’s & Event Info:

Website: http://fitzlivemusic.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FitzgeraldsHouston

MW Productions FB Event Page:

www.facebook.com/events/450346605069871/

Fitzgeralds FB Event Page:

www.facebook.com/events/653462108030430/

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE HELSTAR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CRUSADER – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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January 20, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is pleased to announce that NWOBHM-inspired Heavy Metal/Thrash act CRUSADER has been confirmed for this year’s Warriors of Metal Fest. The Chicago-based band appeared as an 11th-hour replacement act for last year’s pre-fest showcase and will hit the main stage this year in support of their Stormspell Records release Onward into BattleThe Warriors Of Metal Fest VII will be held at O’Sheckys LIVE in Columbus, Ohio on June 27 and 28.

Check out album track “Hopeless Destiny” below:

Fest organizer Datis Alaee comments: “Crusader was brought to my attention by the former Chicago Thrash Metal guitarist Alex Manske of Degradation who played their penultimate Live show at Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air in 2012 and upon contacting and subsequently booking Crusader for our Pre-Fest Showcase, I was really impressed with the way these guys re-arranged their schedules at the last-minute so that they could come down to Ohio and rock our socks off.  And if that was not enough, they stuck around and supported ALL the other bands that played that night.  They only left the venue because we were getting kicked out and by then most of the other bands who played that night were already gone.  That was very impressive to me so right then and there I vowed to bring them back to Ohio so that they could play on our main Fest stage in 2014!”

CRUSADER drummer Colin Holmes states: “It’s an honor to be able to participate alongside such a great and growing lineup at WOM Fest for the last two years.  We’re really looking forward to getting on the main stage this year hot on the heels of the release of Onward into Battle, our first full-length album through Stormspell Records.”

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Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on CRUSADER:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/crusaderwarmachine

Bandcamp: crusaderwarmachine.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE CRUSADER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BURNING SHADOWS – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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January 17, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is excited to announce the confirmation of Maryland Power Metallers BURNING SHADOWS, whose awe-inspiring performance at 2012′s Pathfinder Metalfest V as a support band for the legendary Raven led to the Warriors Of Metal Fest organizer Datis Alaee to comment:

“I had known Burning Shadows for a while at that time since my friend Tim Regan had sent his band’s previous albums for air play on my Metal Messiah Radio show.  But making our annual pilgrimage from Ohio to Georgia to support our friend Hoyt Parris with the 5th edition of his Pathfinder Promotions’ Metalfest series, Burning Shadows was a definite not-to-be-missed band for me and boy did those guys deliver!!!  My neck was wrecked, my ass was kicked and my face was melted.  Big kudos to Hoyt for such an awesome booking!  After their performance I went over to my wife and said ‘We HAVE TO get these guys to our Fest!!!’”

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Band guitarist Tim Regan states: “We are thrilled to join the lineup for Warriors of Metal Fest VII! It is a huge honor to be part of a festival that always brings together so many amazing acts. We are grateful to battle alongside so many like-minded bands, organizers and fans. Datis has been a strong supporter of ours and we very much look forward to bringing our music to new audiences looking to help us prove that true metal is alive and well. Many of our favorite bands that we’ve shared the stage with have played this festival in years past and we’re excited about what’s in store for 2014.”

The band has posted the song “A Thousand Lies (Abridged),” from their Last One To Fall EP – take it in below:

Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on BURNING SHADOWS:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bsmetal

Website: www.burningshadows.com

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LONG LIVE BURNING SHADOWS.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

TYGERS OF PAN TANG And WITCH CROSS – Unleashing Their Metal At: VERY ‘EAVY FESTIVAL 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Very 'Eavy Festival - Witch Cross - promo flyer - 2014

The fourth edition of Holland’s TRUE METAL festival VERY ‘EAVY in the city of Stadskanaal, The Netherlands.

2 days of pure old school Heavy Metal in the North of The Netherlands!

Festival will take place in the Easter weekend 2014. Just one week before the famous KEEP IT TRUE festival in Germany.

On the Saturday there will also be a Metal Market with many International dealers selling records, cd’s, shirts and other good stuff!

2 DAYS OF HEAVY METAL MADNESS FOR JUST € 27,50!!

ONLY 600 TICKETS IN TOTAL AVAILABLE!

FOR INFORMATION AND TICKET SALES GO TO: www.veryeavy.nl

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG

http://www.tygersofpantang.com/official/

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WITCH CROSS

Facebook: Witch Cross

Website: http://www.witchcross.dk/

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

LONG LIVE TYGERS OF PAN TANG.

Stone.

CRYSTAL VIPER “POSSESSION” – Releasing On December 13th, Via AFM Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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CRYSTAL VIPER News: the new album from Poland’s CRYSTAL VIPER, Possession, will be released on Friday, December 13th, via AFM Records! See the cover artwork above!

Stone Says: NICE album cover art! Whoa! Looks like a concept album to me!? That’s my Metal guess anyways, based on the images of the album art. Such a damn fine METAL band is CRYSTAL VIPER. True Metal warriors are they. I can’t wait to hear this new CRYSTAL VIPER offering!! Whoa.

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Band photo by Wojtek Gabriel

MARTA GABRIEL –  vocals and guitars

ANDY WAVE – guitars

TOM “GOLEM” DANCZAK – drums

MICHAL BADOCHA – bass guitar

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* For More Info On CRYSTAL VIPER:

Facebook: Crystal Viper

http://www.crystalviper.com

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LONG LIVE CRYSTAL VIPER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

SINISTER REALM “Cyber Villain” – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SINISTER REALM – The third studio album from SINISTER REALM, World Of Evil, was released this past August 20th, via Shadow Kingdom Records. What a True Metal album it is! Filled with captivating songs that are all built on the foundation of Traditional Heavy Metal, World Of Evil has a cemented spot within the top 10 of Metal Odyssey’s Best Of Metal Albums list for 2013. Whoa.

One powerful song heard on World Of Evil is Cyber Villain. The True Metal mastery of SINISTER REALM can be heard by my ears on Cyber Villain; hopefully you too can hail the Metal glory that I’m hearing from this song as well, by taking a loud listen below! Metal be thy name.

SINISTER REALM – Cyber Villain Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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Alex Kristof – vocals

John Gaffney – bass, guitar, background vocals

John Kantner – rhythm & lead guitar

John Risko – lead guitar

Chris Metzger – drums

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* For More Recent Metal Odyssey Features On SINISTER REALM:

SINISTER REALM “WORLD OF EVIL” = METAL FANTASTICAL!

SINISTER REALM “World Of Evil” METAL Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

SINISTER REALM – A Metal Odyssey Exclusive Interview!

The above links are for original posts that have been featured on Metal Odyssey.

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* For More Info On SINISTER REALM:

Facebook: Sinister Realm

http://www.sinisterrealm.net/

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http://shadowkingdomrecords.com

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LONG LIVE SINISTER REALM.

LONG LIVE ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ATLANTEAN KODEX – German Epic Metal Kings Unveil Song From Anticipated New LP At Revolver

Posted in epic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As Germany’s heroes of true heavy metal, ATLANTEAN KODEX, prepare to proudly unveil their sophomore LP, The White Goddess (A Grammar Of Poetic Myth), today the first full single from the epic new opus is playing at Revolver Magazine; the mammoth eleven-minute “Sol Invictus (With Faith and Fire).”

Founding guitarist Manuel Trummer states of the magnificent tune: “‘Sol Invictus’ takes you on a trip through the dark underbelly of European folklore to a realm of fertility cults, fire-worship and corn-demons, older than Bethlehem and Babylon, older than dreaming Sumer and mankind itself. Now grab a beer, turn the volume to 11 and bang your head like a man possessed.”

Arm yourself and meet us for the ceremonial unleashing of the mighty “Sol Invictus (With Faith and Fire)” at Revolver HERE: 

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-atlantean-kodex-premiere-new-song-sol-invictus.html

The band has also compiled a shortened/edited video for “Sol Invictus,” which can be seen below:

The White Goddess (A Grammar Of Poetic Myth) will see stateside release on CD on October 1st, with the mammoth 2xLP version to follow shortly after. Outside of North America, Germany’s Ván Records will disburse the vinyl edition while Italy’s Cruz Del Sur will handle the CD release.

Self-described as falling somewhere between Twilight of the Gods-era Bathory, early Ross The Boss-era Manowar and other classic US bands like Fates Warning, Cirith Ungol and Warlord, ATLANTEAN KODEX retains a singular modernity and heaviness via their incredible production and recording technique, and through singer Markus Becker, who has the naturally blessed pipes to rival the best heavy metal vocalists past or present. There is no irony or pretense going on in their music; ATLANTEAN KODEX plays deeply reverent and devoted metal with an emphasis on superior, timeless songcraft. Continuing on 2010′s universally praised The Golden Bough, ATLANTEAN KODEX has built upon their sound to achieve an album like no other released in 2013.

Many bands and labels lay claim to the word “epic” to describe a particular band’s sound but on The White Goddess, their name becomes synonymous with the term in a way very bands ever manage. Drawing from traditional heavy metal, doom and Norse metal influences, The White Goddess achieves the bands strongest songwriting, lyrics, vocal performance and production yet, already nearly without equal on their previous LP.

Stay tuned for further international release and tour updates on ATLANTEAN KODEX in the coming weeks.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On ATLANTEAN KODEX:

Facebook: Atlantean Kodex

http://www.atlanteankodex.de

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LONG LIVE ATLANTEAN KODEX.

Stone.

MESSENGER – New Album News; New Song “Salvation” Streaming Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, power metal bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on August 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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MessengeR’s new album Starwolf – Pt. I: The Messengers will be out on September 6, 2013 via Massacre Records!

Produced by Rolf Munkes at Empire Studio, mastered by Andy Horn at Red Room Studios.

Artwork by Wiebke Scholz.

Listen to the new MessengeR song “Salvation” feat. Primal Fear’s Ralf Scheepers. From the new album “Starwolf Pt. I: The Messengers”

The album will also be available as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks!

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Siegfried Schüssler – Vocals

Patrik Deckarm – Rhythm Guitar

Frank Kettenhofen – Lead Guitar

Benny Strauß – Bass

Markus Merl – Drums

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MessengeR are from Neunkirchen; it’s a town and a municipality in Saarland, Germany.

* For More Info On MESSENGER:

Facebook: MessengeR

http://www.messengerband.de

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http://www.massacre-records.com

Facebook: MASSACRE RECORDS

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LONG LIVE MESSENGER.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

Stone.

WITCH CROSS – METAL Legends Have A NEW Website; And Yes It Kicks Ass!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on August 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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WITCH CROSS HAS A BRAND NEW WEBSITE!

CHECK IT OUT NOW… CAUSE IT KICKS 100% METAL ASS!

YES… IT ROCKS TOO!

METAL BE THY NAME.

CLICK HERE: http://www.witchcross.dk

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WITCH CROSS AXE TO GRIND IS OUT NOW!!

Read the Metal Odyssey album review for Axe To Grind:

WITCH CROSS “Axe To Grind” – A Legendary Return To Metal Prominence!

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on July 31, 2013.

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* For More Info On WITCH CROSS:

Facebook: Witch Cross

Twitter: https://twitter.com/witchcrossdk

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HELLS HEADBANGERS:

Facebook: HELLS HEADBANGERS

http://www.hellsheadbangers.com

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LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SATAN “LIFE SENTENCE” – SATAN REIGNS ONCE AGAIN!

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

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

Metal Fists 5 Metal Odyssey

SATAN – On June 18th, 2013, NWOBHM legends, SATAN, returned with a new studio album: Life Sentence (Listenable Records). This sensational comeback album from SATAN is their first since 1987′s Suspended Sentence. SATAN has become one of the best comeback stories of 2013 and have solidly proved it to me with ALL ten songs on Life Sentence.

Each time I listen to this new SATAN album, I marvel at the quality of the musicianship, vocals and songs. Life Sentence is a complete SATAN package! Lyrically ominous and invitingly dark is this album; with haunting vibes that seems to cast a hypnotic Metal spell on my brain, which to me, makes SATAN so significant within this pioneering and sacred Metal genre that they helped bolster so many years ago.

SATAN delivers their retrospective Metal sound with authority; a sound that numerous newer bands are trying to recreate today. The NWOBHM was and forever will be an era of profound importance in Metal history; SATAN’s Life Sentence is a magnificent reminder of just that. With history aside, this new album from SATAN unleashes an enormous wave of relevancy; accentuating that their Metal sound is indeed timeless.

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I can easily label Life Sentence as a guitar-driven album, with guitarists Steve Ramsey and Russ Tippins leaving me helpless in numerous momentary lapses of Metal awe. Vocalist Brian Ross sounds excellent, tapping into his melodic and falsetto strengths. Listening to Brian Ross take command of the song is unreal. Graeme English on bass and Sean Taylor on drums are a non-stop force of Metal thunder! Whoa.

Siege Mentality, CenotaphTestimony and the title track are just four out of ten kick-ass songs that I could carry on about for another five hundred or more words. My Metal brethren who’ve already gotten into Life Sentence should surely share in my Metal passion I’ve expressed here. For those others in my Metal family who’ve not yet picked up this new SATAN album… you absolutely must!! Life Sentence is without question, one of the finest Metal albums released in 2013. SATAN reigns once again!

Metal be thy name.

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LIFE SENTENCE - Track Listing:

Time To Die

Twenty Five Twenty Five

Cenotaph

Siege Mentality

Incantations

Testimony

Tears Of Blood

Life Sentence

Personal Demons

Another Universe

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Steve Ramsey – Guitar

Russ Tippins – Guitar

Graeme English – Bass

Sean Taylor – Drums

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The cover art for the album cover (pictured at top of post) was drawn by famed artist Eliran Kantor (SODOM, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) –http://www.elirankantor.com

* For More Info On SATAN:

Facebook: Satan (Band)

http://www.satanmusic.com

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LISTENABLE RECORDS:

Facebook: Listenable records

http://www.listenable.net

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LONG LIVE SATAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SINISTER REALM “WORLD OF EVIL” = METAL FANTASTICAL!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SINISTER REALM – The greatest Metal band to ever call Allentown, Pennsylvania home is SINISTER REALM. There, I’ve said it. The greatest Metal band to ever call Pennsylvania home is SINISTER REALM. There, I’ve said that as well. Now… onto the Metal Odyssey album review for SINISTER REALM’s WORLD OF EVIL

There are many average, good and grand Metal albums that I’ve listened to thus far in 2013. Let’s just forget the bad Metal albums for they take up precious life moments, you know? What category does the 3rd studio album, World Of Evil, from SINISTER REALM fall into? Try: Fantastical. Anyone familiar with SINISTER REALM knows: this band of Metal Defenders will never deliver filler or artificial flavoring to an album with their name on it.

World Of Evil is 100% True Metal and boasts an Epic Metal atmosphere of invade and conquer. The vocals of Alex Kristof (alone) are epic! John Kantner and John Risko on guitars are epic! John Gaffney’s bass takes center stage; reminding me of how the legendary Steve Harris has always made his presence known with his iconic Iron Maiden. John’s bass is absolutely killer on World Of EvilChris Metzger on drums (once again) dazzles with his classic Metal style.

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World Of Evil has 8 Metal glorious songs; with 4 songs surpassing the 6 minute mark. Each song on World of Evil bestows its prominent mystique and melodically heavy uniqueness. Bell Strikes Fear gives me super Metal powers. Well, that’s what I like to think anyways. The album’s title track, The Ghosts Of Nevermore and (album closer) Four Black Witches are high points, among an album of luminous songs that have raised the Metal bar for American True Metal bands everywhere.

You’ve now been briefed. You’ve been given the Metal invitation. The time has cometh for you to enter The Metal Realm, aka the Metal world of SINISTER REALM. Metal be thy name.

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SINISTER REALM:

Alex Kristof – vocals

John Gaffney – bass, guitar, background vocals

John Kantner – rhythm & lead guitar

John Risko – lead guitar

Chris Metzger – drums

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* For More Info On SINISTER REALM:

Facebook: Sinister Realm

http://www.sinisterrealm.net/

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SINISTER REALM World Of Evil will be released via Shadow Kingdom Records on August 20th, 2013.

Facebook: Shadow Kingdom Records

http://shadowkingdomrecords.com

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LONG LIVE SINISTER REALM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MANOWAR – Announce Next Studio Project And Plans For 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the MANOWAR Facebook page:

MANOWAR’s “Kings Of Metal” album, a milestone in Metal history, was first released on November 18, 1988.

Already a significant force with international success since their debut album “Battle Hymns”, this release and the following 1989 “Kings Of Metal” world tour catapulted MANOWAR to a new sphere. Songs like “Heart Of Steel”, “Kings Of Metal”, “Hail And Kill” and “Blood Of The Kings” became instant anthems and remain among the most demanded songs in concerts, celebrated not only by MANOWAR fans.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of “Kings Of Metal”, MANOWAR are currently in the studio, recording a brand new special version of the album: “Kings Of Metal 2014”.

The new rendition will “honor the original as it’s inspiration, but with additional energy, fully utilizing the power of today’s technology and 25 years of experience, and it will contain new arrangements and changes that incorporate live performance elements added over the years” said MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. “The album will feature additional bonus material and many other surprises,” he added.

The new recording is only one component of the “Kings Of Metal 2014” anniversary celebration.

For this special occasion, MANOWAR will also open their vaults and reveal never-before-seen video footage, photos, behind-the-scene interviews and insight into the history of MANOWAR and the “Kings Of Metal” era.

For the new narration on “The Warrior’s Prayer” the band will be joined by celebrated British actor Brian Blessed (“Henry V”, “Macbeth”). Mr. Blessed is a renowned Shakespeare and character actor who has starred, among others, in Kenneth Brannagh’s “Henry V” and “Much Ado About Nothing”, in “King Lear” and Oliver Stone’s “Alexander”. Brian also has an affinity with Heavy Metal music. In June 2013 he received the “Spirit of Hammer Award” at Metal Hammer UK’s Golden Gods Awards.

The new recordings will also feature guitarist Karl Logan’s and drummer Donnie Hamzik’s contributions, who, after having played these classic hymns many times live, will now have the opportunity to add to their legacy by including their own signature sound and performance.

The release of “Kings Of Metal 2014” is scheduled for the end of this year.

2014 will then see MANOWAR’s anniversary tour, performing the full “Kings Of Metal 2014” album along with their other metal hymns in a completely new stage production.

For more info and constant updates:
www.manowar.com
www.facebook.com/manowar

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Eric Adams – Vocals

Donnie Hamzik – Drums, Percussion

Karl Logan – Guitars, Keyboards

Joey DeMaio – Bass Guitars, Keyboards

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LONG LIVE MANOWAR.

Stone.

WITCH CROSS – Metal Legends Featured In August 2013 Issue Of DECIBEL; New Album Releases July 9th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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WITCH CROSS Will See Their Convincing Comeback Album Axe To Grind Released On July 9th, 2013, Via Hells Headbangers!

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WITCH CROSS – Yes, that’s Johan Hegg, the powerful vocalist for Sweden’s Metal Warriors famously known as AMON AMARTH, gracing the August, 2013 issue of Decibel  Magazine. The AMON AMARTH feature/cover story is kick-ass for certain. However, this new issue of Decibel is multi-loaded with other Metal bands that kick-ass too… such as… Danish Metal Legends… WITCH CROSS!

Man, was I psyched-out-of-my-Metal-mind to see the great Decibel give WITCH CROSS some Metal due! With their valiant comeback to both the live stage and on album, WITCH CROSS have proven they are back and are to be reckoned with! Playing numerous Metal festivals across Europe and staying in touch with their fans through social media, WITCH CROSS have proven they have both a killer new album for their legions of fans and are down-to-Metal-Earth Metal defenders as well!

Here’s what the Decibel “upfront profile” feature of WITCH CROSS looks like… Metal be thy name!

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The incredible Metal comeback story of the legendary WITCH CROSS can best be heard and enjoyed through their NEW studio album: Axe To Grind. This MUST album of True Metal will be released through Hells Headbangers on July 9th, 2013!

Order your copy of Axe To Grind by clicking the link below! Whoa!

http://shop-hellsheadbangers.com/witch-cross-axe-to-grind.asp

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For more info on WITCH CROSS:

* Listen to and watch WITCH CROSS’ Demon In The Mirror by clicking the link below!

All Hail The Mighty WITCH CROSS, For “Demon In The Mirror” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on May 15, 2013.

Facebook: Witch Cross

http://www.witchcross.dk

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* For more info on HELLS HEADBANGERS:

Facebook: HELLS HEADBANGERS

http://www.hellsheadbangers.com

* For more info on DECIBEL Magazine:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com

Facebook: Decibel Magazine

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LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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