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JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR: First Ever Official Reissue Of The Same Titled Studio Album From 1989 Out In September!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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First official CD reissue of the same titled JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR studio album from 1989 (so-called “Orange Album”), will be released by Skol Records on September 12, 2014. The album has been remastered from the original studio tapes, and includes all 13 tracks from that recording session, for the first time ever. Package will include thick booklet, and brand new exclusive artwork painted by Alexander Von Wieding (MANILLA ROAD, CLOVEN HOOF, RAZOR etc.). First 500 copies will be available as Double Disc Edition (2CD), incl. complete live album recorded at the legendary KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL in Germany (mixed and mastered by Tarek Maghary of MAJESTY), with some of the best JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR songs in live versions, performed by the current BURNING STARR line up feat. musicians known from VIRGIN STEELE, MANOWAR, JOE LYNN TURNER BAND and CRYSTAL VIPER.

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Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR, is an American Power Metal band formed in 1985 by the ex VIRGIN STEELE member and guitar wizard Jack Starr. After doing 4 classic albums in the ’80s: “Rock The American Way” (1985) “No Turning Back!” (1986), “Blaze Of Glory” (1987) and “Jack Starr’s Burning Starr” (same titled, so-called “orange album” from 1989), the band returned with a new line up feat. Jack Starr (guitar), Ned Meloni (bass guitar, ex JOE LYNN TURNER band, ex DEVIL CHILDE and PHANTOM LORD), Kenny Rhino Earl (drums, ex MANOWAR) and Todd Michael Hall (vocals, also in RIOT V), and released the well received comeback album titled “Defiance” in 2009. Two years later the band established their position on the market as of one of the best US Power Metal acts with their next studio album, titled “Land Of The Dead”. BURNING STARR concert lineup is completed by rhythm guitarist Marta Gabriel, frontwoman of the Polish Heavy Metal act CRYSTAL VIPER.

Watch the “Sands Of Time” video clip: http://youtu.be/Lk0bpTmEJ7E

Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR is currently working on a brand new studio album titled “Stand Your Ground”, (scheduled for release in early 2015), and announced short European Tour:

12-09-2014 – Club Circolo Colony, Brescia, Italy

13-09-2014 – Swordbrothers Festival, Germany

14-09-2014 – An Club, Athens, Greece

15-09-2014 – Thesaloniki, Greece

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* For more info on Jack Starr’s Burning Starr:

Facebook: Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR (official)

Website: jackstarrsburningstarr.com

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LONG LIVE JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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REAPER “An Atheist Monument” – Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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REAPER – German Metal legends REAPER have a new studio album releasing via Massacre Records, on July 25th, 2014. An Atheist Monument is this new album and it’s overflowing with ALL things grand about Heavy Metal! This new offering from REAPER has me psyched-out of my Metal mind; air guitar and air drums enthusiasts take notice! Powerful, melodic and laced with retro vibes and sounds of True Metal, REAPER has scored in a titanic way with An Atheist Monument.

Daniel Zimmermann (guitar) and Benjamin “Benni” Lodewig (guitar & backing vocals) are Metal sensations to take in; their muscular riffs, memorable leads and solos are Heavy Metal personified. Damn great stuff. Jan Breede (drums & backing vocals) plays the song and adds an incredible dynamic to this entire album; he’s a Metal treat to listen to. Matthias “Mäfju” Kraft (bass & backing vocals) adds his musical thunder and combined with Jan Breede’s drumming it’s a headbanging Metal experience to behold!

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Daniel Zimmermann also is the lead vocalist and he sings like a Metal giant! His vocals are stuff of conquer all and death to the Metal posers. I believe my Metal brethren reading this know what I mean and it’s Metal truth.  Twelve delectable Heavy Metal songs are on the CD, with nine songs on the LP version. Hetoimasia is this album’s instrumental opener and it signals that the Metal power-surge is on! I just knew it was gonna be a great Metal ride upon my first listen and it only gets better with each Metal serving. Whoa.

Being their 5th studio album overall and first with Massacre Records, REAPER could not have found a better record label to call home. Celebrating their 30th anniversary on stage with this new album should catapult REAPER into our community’s Metal limelight; buying this mandatory Metal work and spreading the Metal word about REAPER should be on every Metalhead’s to-do list in 2014! REAPER waves the anti-religion flag with mega Metal potency and they have my Metal respect. Hail REAPER and Metal be thy name! – Stone

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An Atheist Monument – Track Listing:

1. Hetoimasia 
2. Realms Of Chaos
 3. Of Sheep And Shepherds 4. Horse Brigade
 5. Hail The New Age
 6. Voice Within
 7. 1943
 8. Well Of Poison
 9. Taste My Revenge
 10. Ship Of Fools
 11. Fields Of Joy 
12. La Tristesse

Taste My Revenge, Fields Of Joy
 and La Tristesse are the three songs that do not appear on the LP version of An Atheist Monument.

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* For more info on REAPER:

Facebook: REAPER (Band)

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

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LONG LIVE REAPER.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

WITCH CROSS – “Angel Witch” Cover Song Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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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WITCH CROSSThe Keep It True Festival is held in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. This year, a very rare CD was released at the festival only, via Skol Records, celebrating the bands that have appeared at the legendary KEEP IT TRUE festival and the festival itself. One of the festivals participants are the legendary WITCH CROSS and they appear on this CD, covering the song Angel Witch from the also legendary: Angel Witch.

The Keep It True Festival is where WITCH CROSS performed their first comeback show, back in 2012. Below you will hear WITCH CROSS cover Angel Witch in all of its True Metal glory! The band’s ultra-talented musicianship coupled with the vocals of Kev Moore are stuff that sends me into that happy place of where real Metal exists… True Metal, that is. Just a tremendous accomplishment is what WITCH CROSS has contributed to this milestone CD! Whoa!

WITCH CROSS – Cover Song Of Angel Witch Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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Above: The cover art for KEEP IT TRUE – Harder Than Steel -

This CD was a very limited edition, with a run of only 500 copies! This above CD could only be purchased by attending this years KEEP IT TRUE festival. Whoa! Check out the track listing for this super rare piece of Metal history, below. Both the performers and the respective original artists are a steel solid who’s who of True Metal! Metal be thy name!

01. ATTACKER – “Fire Down Under” (RIOT)

02. PARADOX – “March Of The Saint” (ARMORED SAINT)

03. CRYSTAL VIPER – “Night Of The Demon” (DEMON)

04. WITCH CROSS – “Angel Witch” (ANGEL WITCH)

05. OSTROGOTH – “Plan Of Peace” (LETHAL)

06. JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR – “Children Of The Storm” (VIRGIN STEELE)

07. SACRED STEEL – “All For One” (RAVEN)

08. NIGHT DEMON – “Axe Crazy” (JAGUAR)

09. WIZARD – “Mind Body Spirit” (VIRGIN STEELE)

10. BORROWED TIME – “Bound To Be Free” (SAVAGE GRACE)

11. SATAN’S HOST – “See You In Hell” (GRIM REAPER)

12. DEADLY BLESSING – “Notorious” (LIZZY BORDEN)

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* For more info on WITCH CROSS:

Facebook: Witch Cross

Website: http://www.witchcross.dk

* For more info on Keep It True Festival:

Facebook: KEEP IT TRUE Festival

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LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

LONG LIVE ANGEL WITCH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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.

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

Helstar - This Wicked Nest - promo cover pic - 2014

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

Lucifers Hammer - demo MMXII - promo cover pic - 2014

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.

Warriors Of Metal Festival VII - promo flyer - 2014

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.

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