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GOZU: Massachusetts Riff Rockers To Embark Upon First-Ever European Tour; “The Fury Of A Patient Man” Limited Edition Vinyl Out Now

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

Gozu - European Tour 2014 - promo flyer

Massachusetts hellions, GOZU, will take their riffs overseas next week for their first-ever European takeover! Set to begin at the legendary Roadburn Festival, the band will wage a full-on volume ambush through ten select locales in the Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia and Italy, concluding with a performance at Desertfest in Berlin.

GOZU will be touting the fruit of their The Fury Of A Patient Man full-length released last Spring via Small Stone. The self-produced ten track monster earned widespread praise for its Chris Cornellian vocal swells and robust, heavy rock swagger. Describes The Big Takeover of the release, “Besides wielding bruising riffs like katanas, the Cambridge, Massachusetts quartet shows an impish sense of pop culture humor with titles like ‘Charles Bronson Pinchot,’ ‘Disco Related Injury’ and the Welcome Back, Kotter referencing ‘Signed, Epstein’s Mom.’ But the primary reasons GOZU stomps most pot smoking riffmeisters into the ground are their two frontdudes. Guitarist Doug Sherman maintains a melodic touch even as his amps scream for mercy, and singer Marc Gaffney exudes as much soul as bravado.”

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Adds MetalSucks, “GOZU play the tunes on their sophomore album with a pair of great grizzled gonads. We’re talking balls, people, some truly tremendous twin testes. The kind so deeply and scraggily forested that those epic ball-beards have epic ball-beards; the kind that require a high quality wide-angle lens to get any real perspective on… At times, The Fury Of A Patient Man plays like a de-progged Mastodon after a dozen successful anger management sessions, or a laid back King Giant. The consistently competent delivery, the thick lowdown chords, dynamic proficiency and attention to density all point that direction. It’s the kind of heavy rock that just about anybody can enjoy over a few foamy brews in a hazy basement bar on a Saturday night. And when your date agrees to take the evening back to your place, you can even pretend she’s thinking of you the whole time.”

A special deluxe edition of The Fury Of A Patient Man was recently released via Small Stone in celebration of the upcoming European journey. Limited to 500 copies, the 2XLP set comes on 180-gram wax with a wide spine jacket, poly-lined sleeve, and two colors – LP one is “clear green” while LP two is “solid purple.” Sides one, two and three feature tracks from the original album, while side four offers up exclusive vinyl-only numbers with one original tune (“Break You”) and GOZUed renditions of Simply Red’s “Holding Back The Years” and D’Angelo’s “Shit, Damn, Motherfucker.”

GOZU Spring Tour 2014:

4/12/2014 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL
4/13/2014 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/15/2014 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
4/16/2014 Channel Zero – Ljubiljana, SI
4/17/2014 Magnolia – Milano, IT
4/18/2014 E20 Underground – Montecchio, IT
4/19/2014 TBA
4/20/2014 TBA
4/22/2014 Das Bette – Frankfurt, DE
4/23/2014 Musicon – Den Haag, NL
4/24/2014 The Underground – Cologne, DE
4/25/2014 Astra Kulturhaus Desertfest – Berlin, DE

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Order the vinyl edition of The Fury Of A Patient Man at THIS LOCATION.

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GOZU:

Marc Gaffney - vox/guitar
Mike Hubbard -drums
Doug Sherman-  guitar
Joe Grotto - Bass
Jeff Fultz - guitAR

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on GOZU:

Facebook: GOZU

Bandcamp: http://gozu.bandcamp.com/

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Small Stone: http://www.smallstone.com/

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LONG LIVE GOZU.

LONG LIVE MASSACHUSETTS.

Stone.

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BLACK SABBATH – Headlining British Summer Time Festival In Hyde Park, London, On July 4th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Black Sabbath - Hyde Park - 2014 - concert flyer - Soundgarden

Black Sabbath will be headlining Hyde Park July 4th, 2014! It’s the rock royalty event of the summer, with Soundgarden and other special guests Faith No MoreMotörhead, Soulfly, Wolfmother and many more.

Tickets on sale 9am April 4th here: http://bitly.com/Sabbath_Hyde

Black Sabbath - Tour Dates - 2014 - promo flyer - #80050

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* For more info on BLACK SABBATH:

Black Sabbath – Facebook

Website: http://www.blacksabbath.com

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LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

IRONSTORM – Announce Calgary And Edmonton CD Launch Shows For Forthcoming EP ‘Wrathwind'; Streaming New Single ‘The Watcher’

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

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L-R: Dave Pollock – Bass | Luke Barry – Rhythm/Lead Guitars | Karli Romyn – Vocals | Tyson Travnik – Drums | Diego Fermandez – Rhythm/Lead Guitars |Photo Credit – Dana Zuk

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Thrash-Power-Speed Metal quartet Ironstorm are proud to announce they will be performing two CD launch shows for their forthcoming EP ‘Wrathwind’ set for release on April 22nd. They will be showcasing in Calgary, AB on Friday, April 25 at Lord Nelson’s with support from Bloodreich, Shrapnal, Samandriel and in their hometown of Edmonton, AB on Saturday, April 26 at The Starlite Room with support from Bleed, Mortillery, Gatekrashor. For further event details, please visit the following link: http://artistdata.sonicbids.com/ironstorm/shows/

In additional news, Ironstorm has teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for the exclusive premiere of their track ‘The Watcher’.

PureGrainAudio Streamhttp://puregrainaudio.com/audio/ironstorm-the-watcher-song-stream-world-premiere

Ironstorm’s debut EP, Wrathwind will feature six tracks highlighting the band’s “energetic, organic, melodic, passionate, powerful” sound. Wrathwind was engineered and mixed by Travnik in his own professional studio, Excalibur Productions and was mastered by Andy Larocque of King Diamond/Merciful Fate at Sonic Train Studios and will be available in a number of formats, from digital download to floppy disk. Yes, floppy disk.

For more info, please visit the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/IronstormOfficial

Buy Links: iTunesBandcamp

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

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LONG LIVE IRONSTORM.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ARCH ENEMY – “War Eternal” Cover Art And Track Listing Revealed – “War Eternal” Official Video Streaming!

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

Arch Enemy - War Eternal - promo cover pic - 2014

ARCH ENEMY reveal album artwork and track-listing for “War Eternal”, which is coming out June 9th in Europe and June 10th in North America! Artwork by Costin Chioreanu.

War Eternal will be released worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan.

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War Eternal track-listing (standard edition):

01. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F minor)

02. Never Forgive, Never Forget

03. War Eternal

04. As The Pages Burn

05. No More Regrets

06. You Will Know My Name

07. Graveyard Of Dreams

08. Stolen Life

09. Time Is Black

10. On And On

11. Avalanche

12. Down To Nothing

13. Not Long For This World

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Below, listen to and watch the blazing, shredding, intense, unreal grand and new official music video for War Eternal. Get your ears and brain blown away by Arch Enemy’s new and talented lead vocalist Alissa White-Gluz! Metal be thy name!

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Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals

Michael Amott – Lead Guitars

Nick Cordle – Lead Guitars

Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass

Daniel Erlandsson – Drums

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* For more info on ARCH ENEMY:

Website: http://www.archenemy.net

Facebook: Arch Enemy

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Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

CM Distro: http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE ARCH ENEMY.

THANK YOU FOR THE METAL MEMORIES AND LONG LIVE ANGELA GOSSOW!

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SKINFATHER – New Single From SoCal Death Quintet Streaming At Decibel

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As Streetcleaner Records prepares to release None Will Mourn, the debut LP from SKINFATHER, today the first single from the album has been released via Decibel Magazine.

Southern California-based death metal quintet SKINFATHER’s debut album, None Will Mourn, bears nine pulverizing hymns delivered with calculated precision and a cavernous production, taking direct inspiration from the 1990s Stockholm death metal scene and jacking it up with a bit more modern muscle. None Will Mourn was engineered by Taylor Young from Nails, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and features the bold cover art crafted by Raul Gonzalez, and is set for digital and LP release via Todd Jones of Nails’ DIY label, Streetcleaner Records, on April 22nd.

Today, Decibel Magazine is hosting a premiere of the first single from the album to be released, with the LP’s second track, “Drown In Black,” now slaughtering at THIS LOCATION.

Preorders for the LP version of None Will Mourn, which includes a digital download, are also now live, alongside other Skinfather merch HERE.

A week following the street date of None Will Mourn, SKINFATHER will join Nails on their upcoming West Coast tour, providing support for all shows alongside Iron Lung and Bone Sickness. Additional regional tour actions, including a full East Coast attack this Fall, will be announced shortly.

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SKINFATHER West Coast Tour w/ Nails, Iron Lung, Bone Sickness:

5/01/2014 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA w/ Nausea

5/02/2014 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA w/ Violent Reaction, The Flex

5/03/2014 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA

5/04/2014 Star Theatre – Portland, OR

5/05/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Gag

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on SKINFATHER:

https://www.facebook.com/skinfatherofficial

https://skinfather.bandcamp.com

http://youtube.com/user/fatherofskin

https://twitter.com/SkinfatherCA

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LONG LIVE SKINFATHER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

LONG LIVE SOCAL.

Stone.

ARTERIAL MIST – Live Dates Announced

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Ohio’s Arterial Mist will be bringing their Death Metal carnage to audiences in two separate live appearances in April.

The first assault will take place on Friday April 4th at the Shrunken Head in Columbus Ohio, while the second will take place at the Dude Locker on Saturday April 26th.

Full details on the April 4th show can be found here and for the April 26th show here.

In further news, the band recently partnered with Puregrainaudio to premiere the track “Honeymoon Breakfast” off of their debut EP “Draining Your Life”. The track can be heard at this location.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on ARTERIAL MIST:

Facebook

Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE ARTERIAL MIST.

LONG LIVE OHIO METAL.

Stone.

Vintage Stereo Speaker Cabinet Found In Abdomen Of Bull Shark, Off Coast Of Mexico

Posted in animal stories, news, oceanography, sharks, travel, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Bull Shark - Beached - South Africa Coast - 2014

The Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) also known as the Zambezi Shark, is commonly known to inhabit warm waters along coastlines; as well as rivers and estuaries leading from salt water. Many scientists worldwide have concluded that the Bull Shark, rather than the Great White Shark, is much to blame for deadly and non-deadly attacks on humans.

On Sunday, March 30th, 2014, a beached Bull Shark was found on the coast of Mayan Riviera, Mexico. Several tourists and onlookers reported the Bull Shark discovery to local authorities; immediately a team of personnel that included security, marine biologists, local animal advocates and area fishermen responded. The Bull Shark was taken to the Oceanography Center For Advanced Studies, (OCFAS) in Cancun.

The (6′ 3″, 185 pound, 5 ounce) Bull Shark is a male and was very near to adult age. Initially, marine biologists were uncertain as to why this Bull Shark would beach itself, with marine biologist, Dr. Doronea Valazquez stating: “It’s a rare occurrence to see such a visibly healthy Bull Shark beach itself in this manner.” What Dr. Valazquez and her peers later found that day, within the abdomen of this Bull Shark, is even more bizarre.

Stereo Cabinet Speaker - pic - Bull Shark Story - 2014

Above: remains of stereo cabinet speaker and its parts, found in Bull Shark’s abdomen.

A (approximate) 3′ x 2′ stereo speaker cabinet was found to be inside the abdomen of the Bull Shark. with the actual wooden cabinet of the speaker to be (still) nearly intact. Could the swallowing of such a large and non-digestive object been the reason for this sea creature’s demise? Dr. Valazquez explained further: “Normally, the diet of any Shark species varies across the marine life spectrum, dependent on the food sources within a respective ecosystem; only a digestive abnormality such as a large stereo speaker cabinet is not one of them, therefore, the lodging of such an object inside the abdomen of this Bull Shark has certainly caused  its death through a slow suffocation process.”

Dr. Valazquez added: “Just how, why and where this Bull Shark swallowed such a large, life threatening object is incidental. I feel terrible, no living creature should perish in such a horrific manner. Nonetheless, I will bring this stereo speaker cabinet and its remaining parts home, to my son, so he can mess around with it. He’s talented at fixing all kinds of strange shit and this could pose a unique challenge to him.”

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APRIL FOOLS! HA, HA!! GOTCHA!

Stone.

TONGEREN METAL FEST, April 12th, 2014 – Featuring: ASPHYX, ANGEL WITCH, HERDER – Festival Trailer Streaming Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Tongeren Metal Fest - Angel Witch - Asphyx - 2014 - promo flyer

Belgium’s newest Metal festival, set to take place Saturday, April 12th, at De Velinx!

Full line-up for Tongeren Metal Fest 2014 revealed! Check out the festival trailer below! Whoa!

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TICKET INFO LINK:

http://bit.ly/1cpMS0p

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* For more info:

Website: http://www.tongerenmetalfest.be

Asphyx – Facebook

Facebook: Angel Witch

Herder – Facebook

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LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

RESISTANCE – Belgian Death Metallers Announce New Abum Details And UK Tour

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Resistance - The Seeds Within - promo cover pic - 2014

Death Metal Chuggers RESISTANCE have announced the artwork and title of their forthcoming fifth studio album. Titled, The Seeds Within, the album will be released later this year under a label to be announced.

The band has posted a studio trailer for The Seeds Within, check it out below:

Guitarist Oli Dris commented about the album: “The CD elaborates the human race and its defects. How we desperately seek forgiveness, how coward we are towards our reality. The lyrical content is heavy and depressive. It metaphorically pictures how helpless we are facing whatever comes at us. The music is structured and shaped around this concept. Rhythm is the essence but melody plays its part bringing freshness when needed and making the listener’s journey flawless. More brutal, more aggressive and heavier than ever, Resistance matured and will crush!”

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The Seeds Within line-up:

PXérus Liévin – Vocals

Olivier Dris – Rhythm guitar

Shaun Van Calster – Lead guitar

Benoit Sizaire – Bass

Jonas Sanders – Drums

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In other news, RESISTANCE has announced a nine-date UK tour, which kicks off on April 18 in Stoke. Dates are as follows:

4/18 – STOKE @ The Rigger

4/19 – BOLTON @ The Alma Inn

4/21-  LEICESTER @ The Shed

4/22 – BOSTON @ Axe

4/23 – HIGH WYCOMBE @ Scorpios

4/24 – HULL @ White Rooms

4/25 – SWANSEA @ Neath Duke

4/26 – TELFORD @ Haygate

4/27 – WAKEFIELD @ Snooty Fox

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Check out the official video for “Hordes of the Damned” taken from the band’s 2012 release, To Judge and Enslave, below:

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on RESISTANCE:

www.resistance666.net

www.facebook.com/RESISTANCEBE

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LONG LIVE RESISTANCE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

ICED EARTH – Worldwide Plagues Tour North America 2014 – Info You Need!

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 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Iced Earth - North America - Worldwide Plagues Tour - 2014 - promo flyer

For complete ICED EARTH Plagues Of Babylon tour schedule: 

http://www.icedearth.com/tour

Tickets and VIP packages still on sale at: www.enterthevault.com

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* For more info on ICED EARTH:

Website: http://www.icedearth.com

Facebook: Iced Earth

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SEPREVATION – Announces New Album ‘Consumed’ And Reveals Details

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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UK death thrashers Seprevation today announces the release of their debut full-length album ‘Consumed’ which is to be independently released 10th May 2014.

“Truly evil sounding death metal from Bristol, true to the 80′s and 90′s masters. For fans of Death, Possessed, Sadistic Intent etc.” – Terrorizer Magazine

That aforementioned is just one of many descriptions made of the Death/Thrash maniacs. Formed in 2011 in Bristol, England; since their inception Seprevation have been roaming throughout the UK laying siege with a battery of hate filled lyrics and a sound to kick your pearly whites to dust, Seprevation are here for a reason and one reason only… to shatter and destroy.

2012 saw the band supporting underground heavyweights Gorguts, Wormrot, Onslaught, Cannabis Corpse and many more which eventually earned the band a place at Bloodstock Festival. 2012 also marked the release of the Seprevation debut record, an EP entitled ‘Ritual Abuse’.

In 2013 the band picked up the pace signing a deal with Chaotic Tapestry Management before hitting the road with Californian Gods of gore Exhumed. That same year Seprevation jetted out to 16th Cellar Studios in Rome, Italy with acclaimed producer Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance, Eyeconoclast, Acrania, Bloodshot Dawn) to lay down tracks for the debut full-length album.

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A near year has dawned. Bigger, stronger and more devastating than ever, Seprevation are set to unleash hell armed with their brand new album ‘Consumed’.

Guitarist Joss Farrington comments on ‘Consumed’, “I think fans of ‘Ritual Abuse’ will really like it, its more of the same in many ways, plenty of shred and old school worship but it’s definitely steering in our own direction, as the writing process went on the songs became more and more diverse, songs like ‘Between Two Worlds and Dreams’ were written last and you can really hear the difference.”

“If you thought ‘Ritual Abuse’ was pretty great then buy this because it’s 100 times better, 3 words – Old School Worship.”

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Raul Gonzalez is the man behind the ‘Consumed’ artwork. “He did the ‘Ritual Abuse’ art too”, comments Joss. “I suppose if there was to be a concept or theme, it would be about death, and all the bullshit that follows with it, depression, loss, escape etc., the idea of being consumed by something you cannot control.”

Seprevation - Consumed - promo cover pic - 2014

Consumed – Track List:

1. Divine Devastation

2. Servants of Suffering

3. Ascension of Agony

4. Sarcophagal Chamber

5. Dreams

6. Slave To The Grave

7. In Torment They Burn

8. Sea Of Thoughts

9. Postmortem Lividity

10. Between Two Worlds

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‘Consumed’ is out May 10th 2014.

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on SEPREVATION:

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

http://www.seprevation.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE SEPREVATION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

OVERKILL – COVER ARTWORK AND TRACK LISTING OF “WHITE DEVIL ARMORY” UNVEILED!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Overkill - White Devil Armory - promo cover pic - 2014

New Jersey Thrash Metal veterans OVERKILL will release their new album, White Devil Armory, on July 18, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was tracked at Gear Recording and will be mixed by Greg Reely, who also worked on 2012’s The Electric Age.

The track listing of  White Devil Armory will be as follows:

01. Freedom Rings
02. Where There’s Smoke…
03. Pig
04. Amorist
05. Down To The Bone
06. Bitter Pill
07. King Of The Rat Bastards
08. Another Day To Die
09. It’s All Yours
10. In The Name

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Said OVERKILL in a statement: “We are still working on the new record, but this is gonna be worth the wait, with more old-school, face-melting thrash!”

Speaking to Steppin’ Out magazine, OVERKILL vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth stated about the band’s upcoming album: “The new record has a blend of what we’ve done over the past half-decade. I’m noticing it’s a more punchy heavy metal record with more dimension than the last record had. Where is it going to end up on the food chain? I really don’t know. But my feeling is it’s an eclectic collection of moments from us. “The Electric Age” came across, to me, as kind a of two-dimensional Thrash record. This one is punchy but has a whole different bunch of ways to go and things to hear on it.”

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OVERKILL released a very special limited tour edition of  “The Electric Age” in Europe on April 19, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The limited 2CD tour edition included the regular album as well as four additional live tracks on a bonus CD, recorded at The Metro in Sidney, Australia on September 25, 2010.

You can order your copy of  “The Electric Age” at this address: http://smarturl.it/OverkillCD

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on OVERKILL:

Facebook: Overkill

Website: http://www.wreckingcrew.com

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Website: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

BONDED BY BLOOD – Announce UK Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Chaotic Tapestry Management are proud to announce Southern California’s Thrash merchants, Bonded By Blood, will be returning to UK soil this May.

Comments the band: “Were very excited to announce that we will be returning to the UK for a short headlining tour. Our fans overseas never disappoint and we want to express our thanks by giving them a new set with a few surprises. This is going to be a tour you won’t want to miss and it’s an exclusive treat to our fans in the UK. See you in the pit!!!”

Bonded By Blood return to the UK in support of their third album ‘The Aftermath’, having last made appearances across the UK on the Vader ‘Back To The Black European Tour’ which took place January/February 2013. ‘The Aftermath’ was released July 2012 via Earache Records and was produced by Logan Mader (Machine Head, Soulfly, etc). The album was also the first to feature new vocalist Mauro Gonzales, who joined the band in 2010 and new bass player, Jessie Sanchez.

Joining Bonded By Blood will be the UK’s very own Flayed Disciple who also appeared on part of the Vader ‘Back To The Black European Tour’ and Seprevation who have been making waves across the UK and beyond over the last two years.

Bonded By Blood - UK Tour - May - 2014 - promo flyer

Tour Dates May 2014

18th Boston Music Rooms, London

19th Exchange, Bristol

20th Full Moon, Cardiff

21st Audio, Glasgow

22nd Star & Garter, Manchester

23rd Queens Hall, Nuneaton

24th The Lecturn, Brighton*

*No Flayed Disciple

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info:

www.facebook.com/officialbondedbyblood

www.flayeddisciple.com

www.facebook.com/seprevation

www.chaotictapestry.co.uk

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LONG LIVE BONDED BY BLOOD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEMON HUNTER “Extremist” – Smashes Into Billboard Top 200 At #16!

Posted in christian metal, christian rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Demon Hunter - Extremist - Billboard Charting - promo flyer - 2014

For the week ending April 5th, 2014, Demon Hunter’s Extremist has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #16! Well deserved, cause Extremist is a keeper! Whoa! Metal be thy name!

Also:

#2 Independent Albums and #2 Hard Rock Albums! Metal has invaded the Billboard Charts once again!

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Ryan Clark – Vocals

Patrick Judge – Lead Guitar

Jeremiah Scott – Rhythm Guitar

Jonathan Dunn – Bass

Yogi Watts – Drums

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For a recently related DEMON HUNTER post, as featured on Metal Odyssey, click on the link below:

DEMON HUNTER “Artificial Light” – Official Music/Lyric Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above link is for an original post featured on Metal Odyssey, on March 22nd, 2014.

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* For more info on DEMON HUNTER:

Website: http://www.demonhunter.net

Facebook: Demon Hunter

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LONG LIVE DEMON HUNTER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KISS – KISSTERIA: THE ULTIMATE VINYL ROAD CASE; PRE-ORDER NOTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Kissteria - The Ultimate Vinyl Road Case - promo flyer - 2014

Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set – 1,000 Units Worldwide

Authentic Anvil Road Case

34 LPs With Exclusive Merch And Vinyl Included

Free Shipping In The Continental U.S.A.

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PRE-ORDER INFO WITH LINK BELOW:

http://www.kissteria.kissonline.com/

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Stone Says: WHOA! What a KISS bounty!! I won’t even bother to pre-order, cause I know I won’t be able to afford KISSTERIA. It’s all good though, just looking at what’s in this Anvil Road Case is enough to make me wanna spread the Metal word! This is KISS Kollectible news too good to pass up! Metal be thy name and KISS Forever!!

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Friday, March 28th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Firstly, I shall begin by expressing my heart-felt condolences to the landslide victims, families and friends of Oso and Darrington, Washington. This remote village area of Washington’s Cascade Mountains was hit with the terrible tragedy of a beyond enormous mudslide. This horrible event took place on Saturday, March 22nd.

I also express these same sincere condolences, to the families and friends of the passengers and crew of Malaysia Flight 370. Life is so precious and we never know where or how tragedy will strike humankind next. Cherish life.

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This coming July, it looks like the magnificent and legendary IRON MAIDEN will be headlining at this year’s Sonisphere, at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England. If y’all want more info, click this link below:

http://www.sonisphere.co.uk

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For all of you Toto and Classic Rock junkies out there, take a look at the new album cover for: Toto – Live In Poland – 35th Anniversary Tour:

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Releasing on April 29th, via Eagle Rock Entertainment, this nifty Toto release will be available in CD, Blu-ray and DVD formats. There are even some very cool bundle packages available, by clicking this link here: http://myplay.me/18b6

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As every Metal, Rock, Hard Rock and Mötley Crüe fan realizes, the unfortunate and “Final Tour” for this super-legendary band is upon us. The Final Tour kicks off on June 21st, in Montebello, Quebec, Canada and sadly ends on November 22nd, in Spokane, Washington. The “very special guest” is another super-legend known as Alice Cooper. Whoa!

By now, y’all must understand why I slapped the CD cover for Mötley Crüe’s Greate$t Hit$, at the top of this post! I’ll admit, seeing Mötley Crüe on their Girls, Girls, Girls tour, with the charismatic Whitesnake opening, was and forever will be a memorable Metal experience! This Mötley Crüe concert memory happened at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. The 80’s F’n ruled. Good Metal times, indeed.

How can I measure the importance of Mötley Crüe to the history of Metal Music? I can’t measure it. Mötley Crüe’s contributions to all Heavy Music, in my Metal opinion, are immeasurable. This band deserves a huge room, all to themselves, at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Alas, there will forever be an impressive part of my Metal heart secured for Mötley Crüe. That, my Metal brethren = Metal truth. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

DIE CHOKING – Prepares To Shred Philly Stop Of Decibel Magazine Tour; Band Featured At The Deciblog

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Debut 7″ Available For Preorder

Annihilation is nigh, as the debut release from Philadelphia’s hypershredder trio, DIE CHOKING, prepares to break free from the internet’s restraints and into the human populous this week in a physical manifestation.

Featuring Paul J Herzog (ex-Total Fucking Destruction) on bass/vocals, Joshua T. Cohen (Cop Problem) on drums, and Jeffrey V. Daniels (Burden) on guitar, DIE CHOKING’s ungodly fast, smoldering concoction of brutal punk mayhem, breakneck grindcore, and hectic raw metal has the trio quickly becoming known across the tri-state area through their recent widespread tour actions and now beyond with their debut self-titled EP.

DIE CHOKING was recorded by Brutal Truth guitarist Dan O’Hare at his Mark It Zero Studios in New Jersey, and unloads five point-blank faceblasters in only five minutes and forty-four seconds. Following its initial digital release by the band in January, DIE CHOKING partnered with The Earsplit Compound’s label sub faction, The Compound, who will now unload the self-titled EP on vinyl, in a run of 300 copies on standard black wax with a high-gloss cover. The physical product will be transported to our barracks this weekend and will be immediately available.

Place orders for the 7″ via Earsplit Distro HERE.

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Amidst other upcoming shows, including an in-store at Siren Records on April 4th, DIE CHOKING was hand-picked by Decibel Magazine founder Albert Mudrian to supply local support for the Philadelphia stop the publication’s third annual national tour now underway. Featuring Noisem, Gorguts, The Black Dahlia Murder and headliners, Carcass, the trek will invade the band’s hometown on April 12th at The Trocadero Theatre. Less than two weeks after their Decibel Tour set, DIE CHOKING will hammer Western Pennsylvania ‘bangers in Pittsburgh on April 24th with The Compound label mates, Enabler. More shows are currently being planned in preparation for the band’s second EP, recorded earlier this month once again with Dan O’Hare, which is coming together for release this Summer, and will continue as they begin to set up their debut LP late this year.

Currently in full-on tour hype mode, Decibel is running an exclusive interrogation with DIE CHOKING alongside a stream of the entire EP RIGHT HERE.

Also sample newly acquired visual evidence of the trio’s speedy rage via Metal Injection’s Pit Full Of Shit HERE.

DIE CHOKING Live Actions:

4/04/2014 Siren Records – Doylestown, PA w/ Carved Up, Bardus
4/12/2014 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA w/ Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, Noisem
4/24/2014 The Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Enabler, Black Mask, Meth Quarry, Rabid Pigs

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on DIE CHOKING:

http://diechoking.com

http://facebook.com/die-choking

http://diechoking.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheCompoundRecs

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http://www.earsplitdistro.com

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LONG LIVE DIE CHOKING.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE EARSPLIT COMPOUND.

Stone.

LOUDBLAST – Reveal “Burial Ground” Artwork And Unleash New Track

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo Credit: Anthony Duois

Legendary French Death Metal band LOUDBLAST have posted a brand new track off their forthcoming long-player, Burial Ground.

The song, “Ascending Straight in Circles,” is now playing below:

For a little eye candy to go along with the aural pummeling, LOUDBLAST has revealed the cover art for Burial Ground. Done by Will Kuberski of Worthless Endeavors, the artist responsible for INCANTATION’s Vanquish in Vengeance, the artwork can be seen below:

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A solid mix of classic and modern influences, the latest output from these death metal veterans dares transgressing their traditional thrash/death style of yore to achieve a much more malign yet as catchy sound. Burial Ground benefits from a massive production and sees the band evolving in further darker sounds while retaining the original 90s classic death metal roots.

Burial Ground is set for North American release on June 10th, via Listenable Records.

Pre-orders are available at: www.shop.listenable.net/49_loudblast.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on LOUDBLAST:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Loudblast.official

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Website: http://www.listenable.net

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

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LONG LIVE LOUDBLAST.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

SHAKRA “33 – THE BEST OF” – Releases On May 9th, Via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Swiss hard rockers SHAKRA have disclosed their latest plans of releasing a “Best Of” album, which will be titled “33 – The Best Of” and it set to arrive on May 9th, via AFM Records.

The double album includes 30 SHAKRA classics and 3 brand new songs.

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* For more info on SHAKRA:

Shakra

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de

AFM Records Shop: http://shop.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE SHAKRA.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

SAINTS OF REBELLION – Announce Tour Dates; “New American Dream” Lyric Video Is Online!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock videos, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore, Maryland hard rock band Saints of Rebellion is announcing dates on the books thus far with more forthcoming. Their debut release titled ‘New American Dream’ is slated for April via HighVolMusic however while in Arkansas this month, Saints of Rebellion went back in to the studio and recorded two more tracks to be added to the release which may delay the release date slightly. Details to be announced. ‘New American Dream’ is being mixed by Ty Sims at The Recovery Room.

Below, listen to and check out the ‘New American Dream’ lyric video!

Live Dates:

03/27 Rockerz Gone Wild Pool Party Miami, FL
04/03 The Dek Acoustic Show Cape Coral, FL
04/05 The Dek Cape Coral, FL
04/13 1150 Oak Bar & Grille Cranston, RI
04/14 Rock For Education Havre de Grace, MD
04/24 Sonoma’s M Pre-Pary Columbia, MD
04/25 The PourHouse Washington, WV
05/02 Ecks Saloon Lakewood, CO
05/10 Pickle Park w/Black N Blue Fridley, MN
06/28 Jackass Flats Dayton, OH
07/18 Twisted Spoke Saloon Pekin, IL
07/19 Summer Rock Fest Pekin, IL
07/26 The Rail Club Fort Worth, TX
09/13 Soundwave Music Fest Berlin, MD
10/10 Skull Fest 2 North Platte, NE
10/11 Wolf Fest 2014 Arvada, CO
11/15 Rock N Skull Pekin, IL

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Source:

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www.highvolmusic.com

Facebook: HighVolMusic

SAINTS OF REBELLION:

http://www.saintsofrebellion.com

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LONG LIVE SAINTS OF REBELLION.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

STONE.

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