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GRIM VISION – To Release “War Agony” 7″ On Bastardized Recordings August 28th

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Hamburg’s GRIM VISION will release new EP War Agony on limited edition 7″ vinyl through Bastardized Recordings August 28th. A furious mix of hardcore and dark metal, the three songs of War Agony featured poem-based lyrics about the destruction, WAR and AGONY caused by humanity in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The track-listing is:

  1. 1. Fallen Soldier
  2. War Machine
  3. Ten Minutes

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Stream new track “Fallen Soldier” and pre-order the digital version of War Agony at or below:

The 7-inch vinyl limited edition “BOLT THROWER” version is available in four different colors, and in special pre-order packages at this location.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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For more info:

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AT THE GATES – Signing At Vacation Vinyl In Los Angeles, On March 27th

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Century Media Records:

LOS ANGELES, Signing Alert! The melodic Death Metal masters At The Gates (Official) will be at VACATION VINYL on March 27th from 4-5:30 for a pre-show signing session. Bring your copy of “At War with Reality” or buy one at the shop, for a meet-and-greet with the Swedish Death Metal legends – and don’t miss them live as part of the Decibel Magazine Tour with Vallenfyre, Converge, and Pallbearer!


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IRON MAIDEN – 1980’s Album Catalog On 180g Black Vinyl And 7″ Singles To Be Reissued In Chronological Order, Starting On October 13th, 2014!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the IRON MAIDEN Facebook:

Parlophone Records (BMG/INgrooves Music Group for the USA) will follow the 2012/13 IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc reissues of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums in heavyweight 180g black vinyl.

In conjunction with these premium album releases, a strictly limited one-off run of the 7” singles from each respective album will be made available. These highly collectable black vinyl singles will be cut from the original analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, they are sure to become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out the first time round.

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The albums will also be cut from the original analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980’s releases. As a bonus, the first batch of album releases (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) will also be made available in a Collector’s Box sized to house all 8 albums. This package will be a strictly limited edition and available while stocks last.

The records will be released chronologically across a two month period starting October 13th (14th USA) with the first 3 albums (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) and the seven corresponding 7” singles:

Running Free b/w Burning Ambition

Sanctuary b/w Drifter (Live) and I’ve Got The Fire (Live)

Women In Uniform b/w Invasion

Twilight Zone/Wrathchild double A side

Purgatory b/w Genghis Khan

Run To The Hills b/w Total Eclipse

The Number Of The Beast b/w Remember Tomorrow (Live)

Followed by:

October 27th (28th USA): Piece Of Mind, Powerslave and Live After Death and the six corresponding 7” singles:

Flight Of Icarus b/w I’ve Got The Fire

The Trooper b/w Cross-Eyed Mary

2 Minutes To Midnight b/w Rainbow’s Gold

Aces High b/w King Of Twilight

Running Free (Live) b/w Sanctuary (Live)

Run To The Hills (Live) b/w Phantom Of The Opera (Live)

November 24th (25th USA): Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and the six corresponding 7” singles:

Wasted Years b/w Reach Out

Stranger In A Strange Land b/w That Girl

Can I Play With Madness b/w Black Bart Blues

The Evil That Men Do b/w Prowler ‘88

The Clairvoyant b/w The Prisoner (Live)

Infinite Dreams (Live) b/w Killers (Live)

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The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who would like to own a piece of Maiden’s authentic 1980’s vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format. Coupled with the end of the Maiden England World Tour which began in North America in 2012 and finished last month at Knebworth Park’s Sonisphere Festival, this now completes Maiden’s 1980’s touring and catalogue reissues cycle, so the band are free to focus on their dynamic future plans.

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RAINBOW “The Singles Box Set 1975 – 1986” – (Vinyl Replica Singles) Is Out Now!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The box set gathers all of Rainbow’s classic singles


As one of the cornerstones of British Rock, Rainbow, led by the never-predictable but ever-astonishing guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, became synonymous with some of the most well-regarded and popular charting Rock songs of the seventies and eighties. From the mystic and quasi-religious ‘Man On A Silver Mountain’ to the solid gold anthems of ‘All Night Long’, ‘Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll’ and ‘Since You Been Gone’, each year in the decade of Rainbow was marked by some of the best songs and performances captured both on record and in-concert.

The box set gathers all of the band’s classic singles from the era in replicas of the original release, alongside a book featuring details on each of the titles.

Passing through the band were some of the best the genre had to offer. Vocalists Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet, bass player and producer Roger Glover and drummer Cozy Powell, each brought their individual talent to the table to record some of Rock’s best-loved Hard Rock on those timeless singles.

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* Released on February 11th, 2014.

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THE GUILT OF…: Decibel Magazine Premieres Three Tracks From Forthcoming Vinyl Release

Posted in extreme music, Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Decibel Magazine today hurls forth three exclusive tracks from Isolation Room, the forthcoming new limited edition vinyl release from THE GUILT OF…. Influenced by the streets, the sick, the lower class, the woods, wine, the hedonistic criminal bliss of New Orleans, and the destruction of time signatures, THE GUILT OF… is propagated by the demented duo of EyeHateGod’s Mike IX Williams and former Wolvhammer evildoer Ryan Mckern. Together they spew a dark, angst-ridden sound implosion of industrialized filth and audio decay.

Think Skinny Puppy on steroids, infused with tortured punk rock vocals, blackened guitar decomposition and power electronics. Isolation Room delivers seven tracks in over thirty minutes all mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin and will be issued by Last Hurrah Records on June 8th.


Check out the limb-severing goodness of the title track, “Social Recall Rewind,” and “The Ides Ballot” courtesy of Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

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Isolation Room – Track Listing:

Side A

1. Social Recall Rewind

2. Isolation Room

3. Probation Addiction

4. Force Fed Militant

Side B

1. The Ides Ballot

2. Lie Detector

3. Shriek of the Arabic Poems

Isolation Room is limited to 500 copies in translucent green splashed with double mint and black and features cover art by Lindsey Kuhn. Claim your copy now HERE.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on THE GUILT OF…, click on the link below!

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IMMORTAL – “All Shall Fall” Limited 10″ Vinyl Box Releasing July 5th, 2013

Posted in Black Metal, black metal albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Norwegian sons of northern darkness, IMMORTAL, will release a limited 10“ vinyl box set of their last masterpiece, All Shall Fall.

The prestigious box set will consist of 4 high quality 10“ vinyl discs including the amazing album artwork poster.

The All Shall Fall 10“ vinyl box set will be limited to only 3x 333 copies (black, white, silver) and will be released July 5, 2013, via Nuclear Blast.


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For more info on IMMORTAL, click on the links below!

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Wanna See My CHRISTOPHER CROSS Debut S/T Album I Recently Bought? It’s Really Cool…

Posted in adult contemporary rock, classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news, soft rock with tags , , , , , , , on August 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey


That’s it above! I bought this Christopher Cross album for a whopping 50 cents (U.S.) at a thrift store, at the beginning of this Summer. There is only minimal (normal) wear to the right-hand corners of the album jacket. The vinyl itself looks and sounds like it was never played!

The debut and self-titled album from the legendary Christopher Cross was released on Warner Bros., back in December of 1979. This album has become a beacon, within the pages of Rock Music history. Christopher Cross boasted three Billboard Top 40 songs: Ride Like The Wind, Never Be The Same and Sailing. (Sailing reached #1 status as a single).

Christopher Cross also had won a Grammy Award for Album Of The Year, back in 1981. Here is a Rock history shocker for you: Christopher Cross beat out Pink Floyd’s The Wall for Album Of The Year. Whoa. A Soft Rock performer was chosen over an already proven and justifiably iconic Rock band such as Pink Floyd for that prestigious Grammy, back in ’81. Regardless, I’ve never been a fan of how the Grammy Awards are structured anyways.

If I had to choose one album over the other, I’m choosing The Wall; only this post is about my celebrating Christopher Cross. I like this Christopher Cross album a great deal. This album not only exhibits extremely memorable songs since I first heard them so many years ago; these songs are also timeless for me.

Here is what the back cover of the album jacket looks like:


Take a listen below to Ride Like The Wind, as performed by Christopher Cross; while you listen, keep an ear out for the backing vocals of the legendary Michael McDonald.


Take a listen below to the Hard & Heavy cover version of Ride Like The Wind, performed by the  legendary Jorn. This song is from Jorn’s 2012 studio album, Bring Heavy Rock To The Land, released on Frontiers Records.


If you have listened to both of these versions of Ride Like The Wind, which one do you prefer? I’ll always embrace the original from Christopher Cross, yet, Jorn’s version does psyche the living hell out of me! Metal be thy name, it does.

Here is what the inner sleeve for this Christopher Cross debut S/T album looks like (below). Notice the liner notes and lyrics are printed on it… that’s old school.

Thanks for checking out my Christopher Cross album that I scooped-up on a recent Rock ‘N Metal hunting trip. As always, I’ll continue to post more Rockin’ treasures that I stumble upon!

Rock Steady out there this coming week and remember: “leave a penny, take a penny” at your neighborhood convenience stores.





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