Archive for May 22, 2012

SIX FEET UNDER – Welcome New Guitarist; “Undead” Drops Today!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 22, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Band To Embark Upon 18 Nights Of Blood Tour Next Month

Death Metal ministers SIX FEET UNDER today announces the addition of rhythm guitarist Ola Englund to their legendary ranks. Englund, who will make his first official appearance with the band on the 18 Nights Of Blood Tour set to commence next month, takes the place of Rob Arnold.

Comments founding vocalist Chris Barnes of the new recruit:  “Ola is an amazing guitarist and was chosen for his superlative technique and style of playing. We believe he will be the perfect complement to Steve Swanson, and the devastating rhythm section that is Talley/Hughell. Steve, Kevin, Jeff and myself are so looking forward to Ola’s entrance into the band upon the release of Undead and the commencement of our first tour next month with Dying Fetus and Revocation. We can’t wait for you to witness the new killing machine that is SIX FEET UNDER! Ola takes over duties for our good friend and death metal warrior Rob Arnold who will be retiring from touring but will remain a central writing partner and fellow collaborator on future SFU releases. We are all sad to not have Rob on the road with us, but are confidant and 110% psyched that Ola is now within the ranks of the Undead and will be ready to lay waste to every stop along the way! Hails!”

Adds Englund: “When I got the call from Chris, it felt unreal; first thing that popped up in my head was, ‘why the hell did he want me — the total gear nerd from Sweden — to join his awesome band? To be able to share the stage with one of the biggest icons in Death Metal and the other killer musicians in SFU is a complete honor and a dream come true for me. I couldn’t be happier about the situation! Also the new album blew my mind the first time I heard it, it’s intense as hell, but still has the riffs and the grooves that SIX FEET UNDER swears by. Fans are going to love it! I’m looking forward to kick some serious ass together with Chris, Kevin, Steve and Jeff! See you on tour!”

Check out video footage documenting Englund’s guitar skills at THIS LOCATION.

Undead was officially released in North America today via Metal Blade Records. Called “the best thing SFU have recorded since Maximum Violence,” in a recent 8/10 review by Decibel Magazine, the record was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver), mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy) and features the recording line up of Barnes alongside guitarist Rob Arnold (ex- Chimaira), longtime guitarist Steve Swanson (ex-Massacre), bassist Jeff Hughell (ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile), and drummer Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira).

To celebrate its release SIX FEET UNDER will slaughter souls on a near three-week run of live ceremonies this June. The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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BIBLE OF THE DEVIL “For The Love Of Thugs & Fools” – A Heavy Rock Prize For 2012 And Beyond

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

BIBLE OF THE DEVIL – The sixth studio album, For The Love Of Thugs & Fools, from Chicago’s Bible Of The Devil, has been released on May 8th, 2012, via Cruz Del Sur. This is a Rock ‘N Metal band that has been around the block several times… and their newest album chronicles the experiences they’ve encountered and seen. This is denim and leather. This is genuine bad-ass Rock ‘N Roll. This is Bible Of The Devil.

With a stellar combination of influences ranging from Classic Rock to Metal, the overall sound of Bible Of The Devil is so embracing and original that it’s unavoidably addicting. Heavy, hard and crunchy guitars, a foot stomping rhythm section, with a caravan of melodic moments to dive your voracious eardrums into; For The Love Of Thugs & Fools is a Heavy Rock delicacy that’s all wrapped up in a blue-collar package.

I can hear the spirit of classic Thin Lizzy and early KISS cascading from these songs that Bible Of The Devil play; and these guys play so damn accomplished. A “no remorse” vibe swirls around this album and I dig that a ton. Once again, originality is the key element and this band summons up what is exuberant about the golden years of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Duo guitars and sing-along chorus’ elevate this album to a level of Hard Rockin’ intoxication. Mark Hoffmann (vocals, guitar) sings with a free and easy enthusiasm; a cool reminder that Heavy Rock is supposed to be loose and not uptight after all.

I’ve been swept off my Heavy Rockin’ feet by Bible Of The Devil with their new album; an album so memorable, that it’s a flat-out prize which has been set loose on the Heavy Music world in 2012. Raw and Order, Anytime, Yer Boy and The Parcher are all heavy hitting’ gems among 9 gemstones. If you’re looking for a Rock ‘N Metal band that carries their street attitude into their music, with absolutely 0% bullshit, then you’ve obviously been looking for Bible Of The Devil all along.

Bible Of The Devil. For The Love Of Thugs & Fools. Metal be thy name.


Mark Hoffmann – Vocals, Guitars

Nathan Perry – Guitars, Vocals

Greg Spalding – Drums, Loathing

Darren Amaya – Bass


For The Love Of Thugs & Fools – Track Listing:

Sexual Overture/Away

Out for Blood

Raw and Order

The Parcher

I Know What is Right (In the Night)


Can’t Turn Off the Sun

Yer Boy

Night Street


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Frontiers Records – May 2012 Album Releases: GREAT WHITE, HARDLINE and WIG WAM

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, melodic rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on May 22, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

FRONTIERS RECORDS – Take a look and listen below to 3 fantastic album releases from Frontiers Records! Releasing in North America on May 22nd are new studio albums from GREAT WHITE (Elation), HARDLINE  (Danger Zone) and WIG WAM (Wall Street). A triple dose of Rockin’ good-times! Metal be thy name!




(Source: Frontiers Records)

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