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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.

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Kev Moore – Interview For The Almeria Life Channel

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Odyssey:

A grand interview Kev Moore has with Almeria Life’s Catherine Eleman!! Long Live Kev Moore m/m/

Originally posted on Moore:Music ®:

Here’s an interview with me from my studio, The Indalo Cave, conducted by Almeria Life’s Catherine Eleman, in which I discuss my work across the different bands and genres. Enjoy!

Kev Moore

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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

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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.

Metal Odyssey’s Top 20 Metal Albums Of 2013

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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#1

STRYPER – No More Hell To Pay

Stryper gave to their fans, arguably their best studio album ever. With added pristine touches of relevant heaviness, melodies and goose bump inducing vocal harmonies, Stryper delivered 12 top-tier songs with No More Hell To Pay. This inspiring Metal album from Stryper is not just #1 for 2013, it’s an audio personal power tool, here at the Metal Odyssey headquarters. Metal be thy name.

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Admittedly, this year’s Metal album releases were enormously better than I ever expected. From the underground Metal bands to those Metal     bands breaking onto the mainstream charts, our Metal family had a victorious and flourishing year that I was proud to promote and cheer about!

2013 saw more legendary Metal bands creating quality music and career defining albums than I’ve ever seen before. The Metal comebacks of Carcass, Witch Cross, Satan and Gorguts (to name a few) are eye-popping to me! I could never be more proud, as a fan.

In my Metal world, I could easily add another 20 albums from 2013 to this list! Regardless, I present to you, Metal Odyssey’s Top 20 Metal Albums Of 2013! I sincerely believe, that each album here is a solid-as-steel piece of art and a true representation of the respective band’s talents and Metal sub-genre that they belong to.

I thank and congratulate each band on this list. Without these bands and their albums, life would undeniably super suck. Metal be thy name.

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#2

MOTÖRHEAD – Aftershock

Easily can be described as a return to what made Motörhead the true Rock ‘N Roll legends they are. One of the best Motörhead albums in their entire iconic catalog. Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee are, in my opinion, the greatest power trio alive today.

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#3

CARCASS – Surgical Steel

Carcass returned in 2014. No, I correct myself. Carcass returned with a Metal vengeance in 2014. Just this 1 Carcass album alone makes them ultra legendary. Not one moment on Surgical Steel can be missed. Mesmerizing Metal is Surgical Steel. Amazing stuff.

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#4

BLACK SABBATH – 13

Even without the legendary Bill Ward on drums, 13 from Black Sabbath still sounds mega-legendary from this iconic Metal band.

Read Stone’s review of 13 here:

BLACK SABBATH “13″ – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! New Music Videos Streaming Online!

Above review posted on June 16, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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#5

SODOM – Epitome Of Torture

I mentioned here on Metal Odyssey during 2013 that SODOM’s Epitome Of Torture is one of the best of Thrash Metal albums I’ve ever listened to. This album is pummeling, raw and in-your-face Thrash Metal, done the old school way.

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SOULFLY – Savages

Metal warrior Max Cavalera brought in his son Zyon on drums – and with the super talents of Marc Rizzo (guitars) and Tony Campos (bass), Savages is (yet again) another explosive Metal album from Soulfly!

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WITCH CROSS – Axe To Grind

Easily, the comeback band and album of 2013. Witch Cross dug deep into their musical Metal roots and captured Metal lightning in a 6-pack! Unreal good songs and new vocalist Kev Moore soars! An instant Metal classic, the instant I listened to Axe To Grind.

Read Stone’s review of Axe To Grind here:

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

Above review posted on July 31, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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#8

SATAN - Life Sentence

SATAN accomplished quite the Metal comeback of their own with Life Sentence. SATAN returned to remind us all that they are an important part of Heavy Metal history and Life Sentence is audio proof of that.

Read Stone’s review of Life Sentence here:

SATAN “LIFE SENTENCE” – SATAN REIGNS ONCE AGAIN!

Above review posted on August 2, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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#9

SINISTER REALM – World Of Evil

Allentown, Pennsylvania’s Sinister Realm are a Metal band that YOU need to be aware of; cause their Metal is in the same class as the 2 above mentioned bands and World Of Evil is a beacon for True Metal.

Read Stone’s review of World Of Evil here:

SINISTER REALM “WORLD OF EVIL” = METAL FANTASTICAL!

Above review posted on August 1, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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#10

WARBEAST –  Destroy

The legendary (vocalist) Bruce Corbitt fronts WARBEAST; a band with a Texas-sized sound of blazing, furious and brain sizzling Thrash Metal! DESTROY is the second studio album from WARBEAST and its title aptly describes the wholesome goodness of what you’ll hear.

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#11 (Tie)

SATYRICON – S/T

Yes, Satyricon took a detour and released a diverse album in 2013; only this S/T package of songs STILL delivers a Blackened atmosphere, mood, feel and vibes which are all worthy of making this listener to do exactly that… listen. Rest assured, the Blackened heaviness is here as well.

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#11 (Tie)

SKELETONWITCH – Serpents Unleashed 

These Ohio Blackened Thrash troublemakers aka SKELETOWITCH have done it again; they’ve created another face-ripping Metal album that if played at maximum level, could very well move planet Earth off of its axis and fuck everything up.

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#12

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

It’s simple. Five Finger Death Punch released a one-two punch to their fans and most likely recruited 200 million more fans along the way. It’s too difficult to choose Volume 1 or Volume 2, therefore, Metal Odyssey’s staff and I say: It’s a Metal draw! FFDP honestly kicks incredible ass on both albums!

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#13

GORGUTS – COLORED SANDS

Hail to another Metal comeback in 2013! GORGUTS returned as well and Colored Sands is a Metal triumph! Guitarist and Vocalist Luc Lemay has mystically made Classical Music sound and feel like… Metal. This is a top-tier Death Metal album and band that shall stand the test of time.

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#14

HELLOWEEN – Straight Out Of Hell

HELLOWEEN don’t need to keep proving that their the Power Metal kings; still they do once again with Straight Out Of Hell. Released back in January of 2013, this Helloween album even includes superb tributes to the late Jon Lord and Freddie Mercury.

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#15

HORLET – The Keys Of Life And Death

HORLET is an unsigned, DIY Metal band from the grand Metal state of Ohio. HORLET’s The Keys Of Life And Death is a Melodic Death Metal prize. Trust Stone when I say: HORLET is the real Metal deal.

Read Stone’s review of The Keys Of Life And Death here:

HORLET “The Keys Of Life And Death” – A Debut Underground METAL Gem Of 2013

Above review posted on August 6, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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#16

VOIVOD – Target Earth

Target Earth is another must own from Quebec, Canada’s VOIVOD. Target Earth is a monumental highlight as to how VOIVOD has persevered and conquered any obstacles thrown in their way!

Read Stone’s review of Target Earth here:

VOIVOD – “Target Earth” Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above review posted on February 16, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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NEWSTED – Heavy Metal Music

As Jason Newsted says: Listen To Metal. As Stone Says: “Buy this NEWSTED album or else!”

Read Stone’s review of Heavy Metal Music here:

NEWSTED “HEAVY METAL MUSIC” – IS KICK ASS HEAVY METAL MUSIC!

Above review posted on October 19, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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#18

HATEBREED – The Divinity Of Purpose

Connecticut’s HATEBREED are a band that makes me proud to say I was born in the Nutmeg State. With that said, I am proud to own The Divinity Of Purpose and will be listening to this album for the rest of my Metal life. Metal be thy name.

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#19

REPTILIAN DEATH

The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence

Reptilian Death are from Mumbai, India. Reptilian Death plays insane Death Metal. Reptilian Death will tear your Metal soul apart and feed it back to you, with a ferocity you never could imagine. Metal be thy name.

Read Stone’s review of this Reptilian Death album here:

REPTILIAN DEATH “The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence” = Imperative Death Metal!

Above review posted on November 8, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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#20

KORN – The Paradigm Shift

KORN returned with a back to KORN basics Metal sound, while welcoming back Brian “Head” Welch on guitar, on The Paradigm Shift. This album has been a contagious listen for me and is, in my Metal opinion, an album that substantiates why KORN is a world-class Metal band since day one. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL FOR LIFE. 

Stone.

Compiling My 2013 Best Metal Albums List Has Put Me In A Metal Quandary!

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

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CARCASS – Surgical Steel

For the past month, I’ve been listening to, re-listening to and debating over which albums will make my “Best Metal Albums Of 2013″ list. For clear reasons (to me) this year marks the most difficult time I’ve ever encountered, in compiling this list. I’m in a quandary!! Someone call Dr. Phil or better yet, someone call Black SabbathMotörhead, Carcass, Sodom, Stryper, Satyricon and Satan and tell them ALL they should have never released such amazing milestone Metal albums; especially ALL at once this past year! Um, please, no one tell them that.

Throw in the fact that Witch Cross and Sinister Realm are in the mix with spellbound like True Metal releases in 2013 and I’m on my knees begging for the Metal Gods to help me sort it all out!! Which band’s album gets #1 and why? Which band’s album comes in last on my best of list and for what reason? Rankings super SUCK and I have the urge right now to eat a case of Doritos. Can anyone please kick me in the ass and tell me to stop!?

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Motörhead – Aftershock 

Adding to this quandary, is: I believe that any album that makes any “Best Of” album list of mine, equates to either an instant classic or soon to be classic, within our beloved pages of Metal History; at least my pages of Metal History! All of this self-debate and (at times) self-doubt over which best Metal albums I’ve listened to over the year is very important to me. I need a very cold beer right now, from my very cold garage.

Stay tuned. My Metal list will be done eventually. Stone will come through. Hell, my “Best Hard Rock Albums Of 2013″ list is already secured in my brain. For some crazy reason, the Hard Rock albums list never drove me even remotely insane. My “Top Ten Songs Of 2013″ list went down easier than a Yuengling lager. Go figure. Best Metal Buddy, Scott Coverdale, already has his Best list done and ready to go. I know he struggled with it, though. Ha, ha. Still, he’s the best.

I gather it’s time for me to stop whining and get back to my Metal debate with myself. Once this fun task is complete, I can then begin to listen to what 2014 has in store for my Metal hunger… and look forward to another quandary such as this in a year from now. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL FOR LIFE.

Stone.

METAL ODYSSEY’S TOP TEN SONGS OF 2013

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, rock songs, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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METAL ODYSSEY’S TOP TEN SONGS OF 2013 – Within the release of untold thousands of Hard Rock and Metal songs during this past year, these are the songs chosen as Metal Odyssey’s Top Ten Of 2013! 

This is a list of songs that I’ve turned to countless times during 2013; songs to psyche me out, lift me up and shake me loose! I hail the musicians and songwriters behind each song listed here; for each song on this list is uniquely special. A link is below each album cover; sending you to a 2013 Metal Odyssey post featured on that respective song. I sincerely hope you can enjoy one, a few or all of these songs!

Metal be thy name. – Stone

#10

KROKUS – DOG SONG

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KROKUS “Dög Song” – New Music Video ROCKS And Is Hilarious!

Above link is for an original post featured on Metal Odyssey on June 27, 2013.

#9

CRYSTAL BALL – ANYONE CAN BE A HERO

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CRYSTAL BALL “Anyone Can Be A Hero” (Official Video) – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above link is for an original post featured on Metal Odyssey on November 30, 2013.

#8

BURNING KINGDOM – WATCHING AS IT BURNS

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BURNING KINGDOM – “Watching As It Burns” (Official Video) Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above link is for an original post featured on Metal Odyssey on September 15, 2013.

#7

Queensrÿche – Fallout

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Queensrÿche “Fallout” (Official Video): Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above link is for an original post featured on Metal Odyssey on September 2, 2013.

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PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN – COLLATERAL DAMAGE

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PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN “Collateral Damage” Music Video: Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above link is for an original post featured on Metal Odyssey on September 3, 2013.

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SATYRICON – THE INFINITY OF TIME AND SPACE

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SATYRICON – NEW S/T ALBUM DEBUTS AT #1 IN NORWAY, #12 ON THE U.S.A. BILLBOARD HEATSEEKERS CHART

The above link is for a press release featured on Metal Odyssey on September 28, 2013.

#4

SINISTER REALM – WORLD OF EVIL

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

The above link is for an original post featured on Metal Odyssey on June 17, 2013.

#3

STRYPER – SYMPATHY

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STRYPER “Sympathy” (Official Video): Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above link is for an original post featured on Metal Odyssey on November 21, 2013.

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WITCH CROSS – DEMON IN THE MIRROR

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

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

#1

Revolution Harmony – We Are

Stone Says: Below, Listen to the song We Are and read it’s inspiring and mystical lyrics. A brilliant song from top to bottom, an epic song that gives me the chills… in a grand way. A powerful song is We Are; thanks to thepowerful musicians and vocalists that have made it soar so prolifically. We Are is: ten stars out of ten stars… and 5 Metal fists out of 5 Metal fists! Metal be thy name.

Metal Odyssey is proud to support Ray Holroyd, Revolution Harmony and the charity http://www.buskaid.org.za that benefits from the sale of We Are.

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REVOLUTION HARMONY – “We Are” Lyric Video Streaming Now; Single Releases On Mandela Day, July 18th

Above link is for a press release featured on Metal Odyssey on July 8, 2013. 

Below, Enjoy The Lyric Video For We Are:

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LONG LIVE METAL & HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

REST IN PEACE, NELSON MANDELA.

Stone.

WITCH CROSS – Danish Metal Legends To Play Stengade, Copenhagen, On November 21st, 2013

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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In November, the mighty WITCH CROSS will be back in Copenhagen. On the 21st, WITCH CROSS will be playing Stengade, together with two other Danish bands: Wasted and Death Rides a Horse. See ticket information below! On November 22nd, WITCH CROSS will head up north to Oslo, Norway, where they will be playing at the venue Revolver. Special guest in Oslo will be Magister Templi.

Tickets for November 21st now available:
https://www.place2book.com/da/choose_ticket_sales_workflow?seccode=11c5e55d51

Venue Info: www.stengade.dk

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WITCH CROSS AXE TO GRIND IS OUT NOW!

PURCHASE WITCH CROSS AXE TO GRIND AT:

http://www.hellsheadbangers.com

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Read Metal Odyssey’s 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:

Website: http://www.witchcross.dk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WitchCross

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LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

LONG LIVE WASTED.

LONG LIVE DEATH RIDES A HORSE.

LONG LIVE DANISH METAL.

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.

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

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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WITCH CROSS – With two original band members (guitarist/songwriter Mike Koch, bassist Jan Normark), the legendary True Metal attack of WITCH CROSS has returned for their sophomore studio album: Axe To Grind (Hells Headbangers). These Danish Metal warriors indeed have returned! Fans of WITCH CROSS and Traditional Metal most likely never thought a follow-up to 1984’s (debut) Fit For Fight would ever come to pass; I was certainly one of them! Now I’m forever psyched-out… Metal be thy name.

Once news broke of a WITCH CROSS reunion, with live gigs and Festival performances taking flight in Europe these last two years, the momentum of this dynamic Metal band metamorphosed into a flaming Metal juggernaut! Axe To Grind has proven to my Metal soul and senses that it’s truly a spectacular return to Metal prominence for WITCH CROSS; with the songwriting and musicianship capturing the spirit, sound, energy and total atmosphere of what this grand band was and always shall be about.

Below, Check Out The Official Video For Demon In The Mirror:

The addition of new vocalist Kevin Moore has proven to be synonymous with capturing lightning in a bottle; his experience, songwriting and frontman presence has glistened on Axe To Grind; solidifying his place in both WITCH CROSS and Metal history. Mike Koch and Kevin Moore combined to write the majority of Axe To Grind and their skillful success at combining this bands vibes of the past with today’s Metal relevancy is jaw-dropping commendable!

Axe To Grind is a Metal album you absolutely cannot overlook in 2013! WITCH CROSS have delivered and the totality of Metal splendor explodes from such mega-memorable tracks as: Demon In The Mirror, Ride With The Wind, Bird Of Prey and Metal Nation (Raise Your Hands)Axe To Grind is one of those rare Metal albums that flows together so brilliantly; I feel as if I’m discovering a Metal gem for the very first time with each thorough listen!

The double axe attack fury of Mike Koch and Paul Martin are both melodic and blazing, leaving their numerous riffs, leads and solos within my subconscious long after I’ve listened to Axe To Grind. Incredible. The vocals of Kevin Moore have been ingrained into my subconscious as well; his standout performance on Axe To Grind is absolute.

Jan Normark on bass and Lars Bjornstad on drums are a consummate rhythm section that provides the old school boom and thundercracks, further solidifying what is undeniably one of the greatest comebacks in Heavy Metal history that’s forever known as WITCH CROSS.

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WITCH CROSS:

Kevin Moore – Vocals

Mike Koch – Guitars

Paul Martin – Guitars

Jan Normark – Bass

Lars Bjornstad – Drums

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AXE TO GRIND – Track Listing:

March Of The Vikings

Demon In The Mirror

Ride With The Wind

Metal Nation (Raise Your Hands)

Awakening / Pandora’s Box

Axe To Grind

Bird Of Prey

Lost Without Warning

Part Of The Machine

The Killing Of Chelsea 100

Beyond The Veil

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* Mastered by Flemming Rasmussen and mixed by Chris Tsangarides

FEATURED GUEST ARTISTS:

* Jax Chambers (Girlschool) – guitar solo is featured on The Killing Of Chelsea 100

* Marta Gabriel (Crystal Viper) - vocals featured on Bird Of Prey

* Anders “AC” Hjort (original Witch Cross drummer) - drums on instrumental Axe To Grind

* Graham Oliver (former SAXON) - guitar solo on Ride The Wind

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* For More Info On WITCH CROSS:

Facebook: Witch Cross

http://www.witchcross.dk

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HELLS HEADBANGERS:

http://www.hellsheadbangers.com

Facebook: HELLS HEADBANGERS

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LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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.

WITCH CROSS – Live Date At Støberihallen, Hillerød, Denmark – Info You Need!

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The Legendary WITCH CROSS… LIVE!

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 8:00pm in UTC+02

At Støberihallen, Hillerød, Denmark

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For more info on WITCH CROSS, click on the links below! Whoa!

facebook: Witch Cross

www.witchcross.dk

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

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, music videos, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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WITCH CROSS – Honestly, the Metal comeback story of the legendary WITCH CROSS is one for the METAL ages. Who would think this Metal band would ever return? And return they have! With a Metal vengeance! With their (also legendary) peers SATAN making a Metal comeback as well in 2013, I couldn’t be more overflowing with Metal glee!

What’s so remarkably impressive about this WITCH CROSS Metal comeback are their (obvious) connection to their fans, their wooing same fans at various European Metal festivals and the lead single, Demon In The Mirror, from their forthcoming NEW studio album: Axe To Grind.

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Metal as my witness, Demon In The Mirror has made me feel like a Metal kid again; making me feel the way I did when I first heard such classic Metal songs as: You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ (Judas Priest), Denim And Leather (Saxon), Power (Rainbow) and Bark At The Moon (Ozzy). Why those particular songs? Call it Metal imbedding in my (very own and personal) Metal soul and call it delicious Metal elements all coming together.

Demon In The Mirror exhibits elevated Metal vibes of profound substantial levels, is Old School and has a quasi-energetic outro (courtesy of guitarist Mike Kock) that (to me) rivals what the incredible Jake E. Lee had accomplished so brilliantly with the song classic Bark At The Moon. Kev Moore was born to sing Metal. This band was born to play Metal. For me, Witch Cross has created a thunder strike of Metal bliss with Demon In The Mirror.

Listen to and watch Demon In The Mirror below. If it doesn’t blow you away, your listening to the wrong genre of music. Metal be thy name.

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Demon In The Mirror was produced by Peter Hansen.

Axe To Grind will have an international release date of July 13th, via Hells Headbangers.

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

facebook: Witch Cross

www.witchcross.dk

Hells Headbangers: http://www.hellsheadbangers.com

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For the official press release on Axe To Grind, click on the link below!

WITCH CROSS News: HELLS HEADBANGERS Announces July 13th As The International Release Date For WITCH CROSS ‘Axe To Grind’

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on April 27, 2013.

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HAIL METAL.

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WITCH CROSS News: HELLS HEADBANGERS Announces July 13th As The International Release Date For WITCH CROSS ‘Axe To Grind’

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Mastered by Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel, Blind Guardian) and mixed by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Anvil), WITCH CROSS Axe to Grind is the band’s first full-length of all-new material since 1984’s Heavy Metal classic Fit for Fight, reissued to widespread acclaim last year by HELLS HEADBANGERS.

Picking up where they left off in the glorious ’80s, WITCH CROSS nevertheless inject their trademark power & glory with a newfound urgency and grit that never betrays their roots in the ancient ways of heavy metal mayhem. Neither “old school” nor “new school,” WITCH CROSS prove that the masters are back – and school’s in session! Check out the amazing cover art, at top of post! Track listing for Axe to Grind are as follows:

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Track Listing For WITCH CROSS - AXE TO GRIND

01. March of the Vikings

02. Demon in the Mirror

03. Ride With the Wind

04. Metal Nation

05. Awakening-Pandoras Box

06. Axe to Grind

07. Bird of Prey

08. Lost Without Warning

09. Parl of the Machine

10. Chelsea 100

11. Beyond the Veil

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Says guitarist Mike Kock: “WITCH CROSS are thrilled to be working with HELLS HEADBANGERS on the new album Axe to Grind. We were blown away with the work that HELLS HEADBANGERS did with the re-release of Fit for Fight and the box sets etc. We couldn’t ask for a better and more supportive label!”

In preparation for this monumental comeback album, WITCH CROSS have unleashed a flurry of teasers for Axe to Grind. The first video from the album, Demon in the Mirror can be viewed in its entirety below:

Additionally, a teaser for the album can be seen below:

The full track for Demon in the Mirror can be heard here: http://hellsheadbangers.bandcamp.com/album/axe-to-grind.

In other WITCH CROSS news, the band will be co-headlining the SunValley Metalfest in Italy with Rotting Christ on June 28-30. Following that, WITCH CROSS will play their hometown of Hilleroed, Denmark on May 31 and also a Swedish festival at the start of June, to be announced soon. Thereafter, WITCH CROSS will be playing shows all across Europe this summer in promotion of Axe to Grind. For more info, consult the official WITCH CROSS website at www.witchcross.dk.

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To read the exclusive Metal Odyssey interview with WITCH CROSS’ dynamic lead vocalist, Kev Moore, click on the link below!!

WITCH CROSS – Lead Vocalist Kev Moore Talks About Band’s New Album And Their Legendary Comeback!

The above link is for a post which was featured on Metal Odyssey, on February 26, 2013.

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(Source: Hells Headbangers)

For more info on WITCH CROSS:

facebook: Witch Cross

For more info on HELLS HEADBANGERS:

http://www.hellsheadbangers.com

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LONG LIVE HELLS HEADBANGERS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Witch Cross – Demon in the Mirror

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Odyssey:

I had to reblog this AMAZING post about this AMAZING song from the mighty WITCH CROSS \m/\m/

Originally posted on Moore:Music ®:

Well, the day has finally arrived when we can share with you the brand new video shot by Peter Hansen, of our first track from the forthcoming ‘Axe to Grind’ album, ‘Demon in the Mirror,’ released shortly on Hells  Headbangers Records and written by guitarist Mike Koch and myself, its just one of a whole bunch of in your face metal anthems coming your way this summer…..Enjoy!

Kev Moore 

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Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Featuring KING LIZARD! Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Posted in beer, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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I think it’s been quite awhile since I wrote down Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts on Metal Odyssey. I write plenty of them down on twitter, of course! The last time this column (theme) was posted, I believe was November 4th, 2012. Whoa! Since then my family and I have relocated to Ohio via Pennsylvania and I’ve been busier than a taxi on Broadway during Christmas; when it comes to starting over in a new state.

Within the last year or so, my love for Metal has grown ever stronger. It’s probably cause I’ve leaned on so many bands and musicians to fill my senses with their sounds, energy and vocals; just to get me through the CRAZINESS of relocating. Exhilarating. That’s what METAL is for me. I’m sure y’all know what I’m talking about too, when I equate the word exhilarating to Metal.

I’m really, really, really, really, really excited and cannot wait for the new album Axe To Grind to be released from this True Metal band, with origins from Denmark and featuring Kev Moore on vocals:

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The album artwork on numerous 2013 releases that I’ve been seeing and enjoying lately is phenomenal! Suffocation’s Pinnacle Of Bedlam, Six Feet Under’s Unborn, Adrenaline Mob’s Coverta and Helloween’s Straight Out Of Hell are just a few that have my eyes popping with Metal glee! What new album artwork has you applauding lately? Share one or several and spread the Metal word here!

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HELLOWEEN – Straight Out Of Hell (The End Records)

A couple of weeks ago (on or about) I stumbled upon seeing the new premium beer that’s coming out from the ultra legendary IRON MAIDEN. Created by IRON MAIDEN, brewed by Robinsons is: TROOPER – A Hand Crafted Ale. Kev Moore has told me that Witch Cross will have their very own brew coming out, to coincide in celebration of their new album release this Spring! Whoa!

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Back in November of 2012, A Nightmare Livin’ The Dream! was released by London’s very own… KING LIZARD. This KING LIZARD band has something very cool happening with their Heavy Rock ‘N’ Roll and I’m more than happy to tell y’all about ‘em.

This hell-bent-for-leather and Heavy Rockin’ band has an official trailer out called: KING LIZARD A Nightmare Makin’ The Dream that you can listen to and watch below! Whoa! Yes, that’s their album cover at the top of this post too. Metal be thy name.

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For more info on WITCH CROSS, click on the links below!

facebook: Witch Cross

http://www.witchcross.dk

For more info on KING LIZARD, click on the links below!

http://www.kinglizard.co.uk

facebook: King Lizard

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

http://www.helloween.org/

facebook: Helloween

For more info on IRON MAIDEN, click on the link below!

http://www.ironmaiden.com

facebook: Iron Maiden

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LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

WITCH CROSS – Confirmed For Sun Valley Metal Fest In Italy; New Studio Album Update!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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WITCH CROSS lead vocalist Kev Moore has confirmed today, their new studio album Axe To Grind is now with Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel) and mastering is underway! WITCH CROSS is also confirmed for the Sun Valley Metal Fest in Italy on Friday, June 28th.

Soon Demon in the Mirror, the first single, will be promoted with a brand new video produced by Peter Hansen.

For more information on this Sun Valley Metal Fest, click on the link below!

http://www.sunvalleymetalfest.it/program/bill/

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For more info on WITCH CROSS, click on the links below!

http://www.witchcross.dk

facebook: Witch Cross

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WITCH CROSS – Lead Vocalist Kev Moore Talks About Band’s New Album And Their Legendary Comeback!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock interviews, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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WITCH CROSS – Lead vocalist Kev Moore of Metal legends Witch Cross has recently took time out of his unreal busy schedule to do an exclusive interview with Metal Odyssey. A huge Metal thank you to Kev for being so obliging! Below you’ll read about Kev reflecting on the writing of the forthcoming Witch Cross album: Axe To Grind. Kev also speaks with the utmost respect for the Metal legacy in which Witch Cross has earned; as well he speaks the same for his band’s former and current members.

Band chemistry, special (well-known) guest musicians on Axe To Grind, playing the Metal festival circuit and (of course) the fans of Witch Cross, are all touched upon by this talented and charismatic frontman. It’s been many years since the last Witch Cross studio release; that being 1984’s Roadrunner Records release of Fit For Fight. It’s a new Metal era for this Danish rooted Metal band. The fans never went into hiding, Metal never died and now… Witch Cross is back! Here’s what Kev Moore had to say:

Stone: Kev, how excited are you and the entire Witch Cross band & camp to see ‘Axe To Grind’ release?

Kev: We’re totally psyched-up about this release Stone – it’s very, very important to us, as ‘Fit for Fight’ has achieved such a cult status in the Metal world, all these years later we knew it would be a hard act to follow. But we think we’ve stayed true to the ethic of the original, never losing sight that ‘The song is King’.

Stone: Can you tell us Metal faithful how cool it is to have Chris Tsangarides do the mixing for ‘Axe To Grind’?

Kev: To have Chris mix the album is a huge Metal bonus for us. We had him in mind right from the start, and we are great admirers of his work in this genre, his track record speaks for itself! We knew he could help us stay true to the genre and the era from which our music is born.

Stone: Can you elaborate on the flow and chemistry as you and (guitarist/founding member) Mike ‘Wlad’ Kock wrote songs for ‘Axe To Grind’? Anyone else contribute to the songwriting?

Kev: Finding a songwriting partner that is easy to work with and complements your own ideas is not an easy task. Primarily, you have to check your ego at the door, and be prepared to have the other guy say  ‘I don’t like what you did there’ or ‘that sucks!’ because you need to focus on what is best for the song, nothing else. When Mike sent an idea over for me to look at way before we even got deep into the ‘Axe to Grind’ project, and we started ‘ping-ponging’ the ideas back and forth, I immediately knew we could write together. Mike is prolific and fast, as am I. We worked at a furious pace, honing the material to how we wanted it. I want to give huge credit to Mike, who really kept his eye on the ball regarding his vision for this album, keeping it true to the band and the genre. In addition, we really wanted to make this album very inclusive, and ‘Part of the Machine’ was co-written with our bassist, Jan ‘Little John’ Fields, and ‘Metal Nation’ was co-written with guitarist Paul Martin. To take the ‘inclusive’ vibe further, we have our original drummer from ‘Fit for Fight’, Anders “A.C” Hjort as a guest on several tracks too.

Check out the teaser video below for Axe To Grind… Whoa!

Stone: How did your guest musicians Marta Gabriel, Graham Oliver  and Jax Chambers all come on board for this exciting Metal chapter in Witch Cross history?

Kev: We’re so pleased to have these great Metal mates on board for this album! I’ve known Graham for many years, I sang with Oliver/Dawson Saxon for two tours before Wardi joined them and both Graham and I have guested on each others albums in the past. It was natural to want him to contribute to ‘Ride with the Wind’ which is a motorcycle song in the best Saxon tradition! I also get to play bass on that one, so it’s Graham and I together again like the first tour we did. We worked with the fabulous Crystal Viper at Metal Magic in Denmark last year, and Marta’s amazing vocals just knocked us out! It was an honour to have her take the part of the ‘Bird of Prey’, she just rips it to shreds… fantastic Metal stuff!

We’ve known Girlschool for years, often getting the same flights to and from Germany to shows. Jax was a natural to ask to contribute and she’s great fun! She laid down a great solo for ‘Chelsea 100′. What was also cool was my son Corey did the recording of Graham and Jax over in the UK for us, so we kept it in the family! It’s truly an honour to have these three great artists share this album with us. They rock!

Stone: Which are your favorite songs on ‘Axe To Grind’ or is the entire album a favorite?

Kev: It’s REAL hard to pick a favourite, throughout the process it’s changed…but if I had to pick one, it’s probably ‘The Killing of Chelsea 100′. I love the time signature changes and I’m very proud of the lyrics, which reference much of the history and people who went through that famous New York hotel. That said, the album as a whole is a fine body of work, in my obviously biased opinion!

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Kev Moore

Stone: Have you performed any new songs ‘live’ yet? If so, how have the fans responded?

Kev: Yes, we’ve been performing ‘Demon in the Mirror’ and ‘Pandora’s Box’, and I have to say, we were blown away by the fans reaction! When you realize that they also have to deal with me as the ‘new’ vocalist singing the old songs and then hearing new stuff on top, it really gave us a great feeling as we were recording ‘Axe to Grind’.

Stone: Are there songs that didn’t make the cut for ‘Axe To Grind’ that (hopefully) will land on a future EP or studio album?

Kev: Hell yeah! We had so many ideas coming out that we’re well on the way to another album’s worth of material already! We had to think long and hard about what to leave off this one and things are shaping up nicely so that we hope it won’t be another 28 years between releases!

Stone: What can you tell your Metal brethren about the ‘live’ Witch Cross experiences you’ve had thus far?

Kev: You know, playing ‘Keep it True’ in Germany last year was immense for us. It was SO important. We didn’t really know how we’d be received, whether we could recapture any of the magic the band had back in the day, and from a personal perspective, whether I would be accepted as the new frontman, because, and I want to go on record with this: Alex Savage’s vocal performance on ‘Fit for Fight’ was a tour de force – it’s a superb piece of work. I’m no stranger to filling a role though. Going out singing Saxon’s catalogue with Graham Oliver, Nigel Durham and Steve Dawson was a big task too and the experience probably helped me when we resurrected WITCH CROSS.

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Kev: The fans reaction was truly amazing. You must remember, as is so often the case with Metal, this music gets ‘handed down’ from older brothers, or indeed through generations and there are many people who know the old songs, who never thought they’d ever hear them performed live. Some of the messages of support we’ve had have been wonderful, and the instances of meeting many of the fans at the great festivals such as Metal Magic and Heavy Metal Maniacs in Holland have been very important to us. It is a symbiotic relationship. The band IS its fans, it is our raison d’etre. Without their enthusiasm, their approval, their support, I doubt this album would have been made.

Stone: What are the release dates for ‘Axe To Grind’ in North America, Europe and the UK?

Kev: We have a tentative worldwide release for the beginning of April, but nothing more definite than that at the time of writing. I DO know that our wonderful label Hells Headbangers, will be issuing it in on both CD and 12″ vinyl. More news as we get it!

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Above photos courtesy of Kev Moore.

For more info on WITCH CROSS, click on the links below!

facebook: Witch Cross

http://www.witchcross.dk

http://www.reverbnation.com/witchcross

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LONG LIVE KEV MOORE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on February 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Odyssey:

Grand Metal news Kev! Reblogged on Metal Odyssey! \m/\m/

Originally posted on Moore:Music ®:

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Friday, May 31st 2013 sees Witch Cross taking to the stage in their hometown of Hillerød, in North Sjaelland, Denmark. The gig will be their first of the year and will follow hot on the heels of a new album, mixed by metal legend Chris Tsangarides, set for release a month earlier – their first since their debut ‘Fit for Fight’ some 26 years ago!  More shows throughout the year are promised as the band look to take their classic tracks on the road alongside new material from the upcoming album.

The concert takes place at the  Støberihallen, support is from Whitesnake tribute and tickets are available from HERE

Kev Moore

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WITCH CROSS – Vocalist Kev Moore Announces New WITCH CROSS Album Goes Into Mixing Stage With Chris Tsangarides; April Release Date Slated

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Here’s some really exciting Metal news, regarding the forthcoming Witch Cross studio album of brand new material! As spoken by Witch Cross vocalist Kev Moore:

“The new Witch Cross album goes into the mixing stage on January 24th with the legendary Chris Tsangarides at the desk, who boasts an impressive Metal CV including Judas Priest, Gary Moore, Anvil, Thin Lizzy and Helloween.

We’re really happy to have Chris on board for this project, his record speaks for itself, and he’s just the man to help us deliver the next Witch Cross album!

We’re looking at a provisional release date of April on Hell’s Headbangers Records.

Keep rockin’!” – Kev Moore

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Kev Moore

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(Photo courtesy of Kev Moore)

For more info on WITCH CROSS, click on the links below!

www.witchcross.dk

facebook: Witch Cross

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WITCH CROSS – Confirm More Live Dates For October! A Newly Mastered/Special Edition CD/DVD ‘All That’s Fit For Fighting’ Releases This October!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

WITCH CROSS can now confirm these gigs for October:

Oct 23 Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark supporting Gotthard

Oct 24 Helsingborg Tivoli, Sweden, supporting Gotthard

Oct 25 Kahytten, Fredericia, Denmark, with Mercyful Diamond* as support

Oct 26 TBA

Oct 27 – Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival at Manifesto, Hoorn, Holland

* Mercyful Diamond are a tribute to Mercyful Fate and King Diamond.

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Also released in October is the CD/DVD Special edition of All That’s Fit For Fighting, which includes newly mastered and never before seen promo videos of the band from the 80’s, via Hell’s Headbangers Records.

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(Source: Kev Moore / Witch Cross)

For a related and recent post on Witch Cross, click on link below!

WITCH CROSS – Confirmed To Support GOTTHARD In Copenhagen And Performing At HEAVY METAL MANIACS FESTIVAL In Holland!

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

http://www.witchcross.dk

LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

Stone.

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