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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Announces November US Headlining Tour – Tickets On Sale Now!

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Nathaniel Shannon

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, icons of heavy metal, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, have announced a US headlining tour this Fall! The excursion kicks off on November 10th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and runs through November 27th in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Support will be provided by Spirit Adrift and The Native Howl. See all confirmed dates below and purchase tickets HERE.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Spirit Adrift, The Native Howl:
11/10/2022 Chelsea’s Live – Baton Rouge, LA
11/11/2022 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
11/12/2022 Snowblind Festival – Atlanta, GA
11/13/2022 Growlers – Memphis, TN
11/15/2022 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
11/17/2022 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
11/18/2022 The Queen – Wilmington, DE
11/19/2022 Granite State Music Hall – Laconia, NH
11/20/2022 Reverb – Reading, PA
11/22/2022 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/23/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/25/2022 Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
11/26/2022 Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
11/27/2022 The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI

Since forming in 1982, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has woven their distinct riffs deep into the fabric of heavy metal for over four decades. Across ten landmark, critically acclaimed albums, the band has continued evolving. From the early days of thrash to their more recent, blues-infused metal, the band has managed to progress with each release keeping fans and critics alike guessing.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s most recent full-length, No Cross No Crown, was released in 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded with longtime producer John Custer, the record marks the first studio recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade and, earning the #67 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #12 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart, and #3 on the Top Hard Music Albums Chart upon its first week of release, is the highest charting album of the band’s career.

Purchase No Cross No Crown at THIS LOCATION.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, And LA Maybe Concert Review – By Tanis Enos

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, concerts, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Location: Amos’ Southend – Charlotte NC

Date: 7/27/2022

While on the Sonic Slam Tour, LA Guns and Faster Pussycat broke away from the Keifer Band to perform a sold out show of their own. Fans of all ages lined up outside Amos’ Southend in Charlotte North Carolina to witness their own piece of 80’s metal history. Members of Faster Pussycat graciously greeted fans as they walked to the connected restaurant for some preshow refreshments.

Doors opened at 7:00pm and fans filed in filling in both levels to max capacity. First to take the stage was Carolina natives LA Maybe. This 5-piece rock n roll band was the perfect way to open the show. These young musicians perfectly captured the old school style of rock that both LA Guns and Faster Pussycat bring to the table. Right out of the gate they had the whole venue pumped and ready to go, playing all original music. Midway through the show, guitarist Driz let fans know that he had rocked so hard he chipped a tooth. As their set came to an end lead singer, Goliath Furr, began to talk about how the band was trying to gain a spot on the upcoming KISS Kruise. Furr turned his attention to drummer, Ryan Fosnow, who was holding up a sign that said “Show me your boobies.” Once he turned the sign over it instructed fans to vote for them on Lamaybe.com/vote. They ended their show encouraging fans to sing along to their original song “Oh Sugar”. After the show the band mingled with fans to watch the rest of the performers.

Faster Pussycat took the stage next and were welcomed by thunderous applause and cheers. Opening the show with “Jack the Bastard” it was immediately clear that lead singer, Taime Downe, still had the vocal strength that made Faster Pussycat just as fierce in the 80’s. Downe stands center stage with such pride and confidence and has an amazing band to back him up. The talents of bass player Danny Nordahl, best known as Slim Tender, and drummer Chad Stewart combine to create an exceptional rhythm section and truly shine in songs like “Bathroom Wall”. The guitar duo of Ronnie Simmons and Sam Bam Koltun really bring the sleaze. Before he even plays a note, you can already tell that Simmons is a true rockstar. His style, both in the way he plays and how he dresses can easily be seen as having inspiration from the Ramones to AC/DC. The punk flair that Simmons provides adds a little extra something to the Pussycat set. The true star of the show, however, was in fact Sam Bam Koltun. He truly is a guitar virtuoso at such a young age. He makes every strum and pluck look so easy and it is safe to say that being on stage and performing truly comes natural to him. Even though there is only one original member left, each musician plays like they were there the day the song was written.

Fans were given a special treat when former Faster Pussycat and current LA Guns guitarist, Ace Von Johnson joined the band to perform “Bathroom Wall”. The fun did not end there, though. Downe took to side stage as Slim Tender had his turn on vocals. The band welcomed LA Guns bass player, Johnny Martin to the stage and Tender sang “Pretty Fucked Up”. This certainly got the crowd even more pumped. Faster Pussycat ended their show with “Babylon” and left fans scratching for more.

LA Guns wrapped the night with a miraculous 16 song set that included songs from a very diverse set of albums. They opened with an explosion performing the first track off “Checkered Past”, “Cannonball”. Lead vocalist, Phil Lewis, immediately had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. It does not take long to pick up on the fact that Lewis loves what he does. He is a front man that the younger generation will always be able to enjoy as his vocals have remained immaculate even after over 44 years of singing. While having Lewis on vocals is extremely important for their sound, you can’t have LA Guns without founding member and band namesake, Tracii Guns. Guns continues to amaze fans with his iconic technique and sound. Right before playing “Over the Edge”, Guns began to play his guitar with a violin bow. Long time fans of Tracii know that he is a very big Led Zeppelin fan and this is evident to be a tribute to Jimmy Page with a Tracii Guns twist. This was the first tour to feature Shawn Duncan on drums. Duncan, who also played in BulletBoys, melded so well with the rest of the band, you would have thought he had been with the band from the beginning. A ball of energy was personified in the form of Johnny Martin that night. Martin was in everyone’s face playing his absolute heart out on bass. It was quite the sight to see as he and Ace would bump into each other or play back to back throughout most of the set.

The fun did not stop there, as both Lewis and Guns stepped aside and welcomed Koltun back to the stage as guitarist Ace Von Johnson took over on vocals to sing a cover of “New Rose” by The Damned. Ace started the song with a small speech stating “Do something fucking nice man, this world is fucking numb as it is. There’s too much fucking negative shit man, do something cool”. As a well known animal advocate this type of thing is not out of character for Ace, and the speech was met with a very intense positive reaction. Though Ace is better known for his guitar work, his love for punk rock showed through in his vocals and wowed everyone. As the show came to an end the band took their final bow and, to lighten the mood, began to dance around the stage to a cover of “So Long, Farewell” By The Vandals. Fans cheered and screamed for more as the band excited the stage.

After the show 4 out of 5 members of Faster Pussycat made their way over to their merch table to take pictures with EVERYONE. Ace also made his way into the large crowd of fans to take pictures. Faster Pussycat and LA Guns are perfectly matched to tour together. The crowd’s energy was constant during both bands. Even though the Sonic Slam Tour has come to an end, it is safe to say that this is not going to be the last time we see Faster Pussycat and LA Guns together.

Tanis Enos

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – June 30th

Posted in classic rock, concerts, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On June 30th, 1998 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. This was during the BLACK SABBATH Reunion Tour. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. Snowblind
  5. Into the Void
  6. Spiral Architect
  7. Lord of This World
  8. Electric Funeral
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. Iron Man
  11. Embryo
  12. Children of the Grave
  13. Paranoid

On June 30, 2001 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Blockbuster Pavilion in San Bernardino, California. The set list below:

  1. N.I.B.
  2. Snowblind
  3. Scary Dreams
  4. War Pigs
  5. Iron Man
  6. Into the Void
  7. Black Sabbath
  8. The Wizard
  9. Paranoid
  10. Children of the Grave

On June 30, 2016 – BLACK SABBATH performed at O2 Arena in Prague, Czechia. This concert was during THE END Tour.

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – June 27th

Posted in classic rock, concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On June 27, 1999 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. The set list is below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. After Forever
  5. Electric Funeral
  6. Sweet Leaf
  7. Into the Void
  8. Snowblind
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. Iron Man
  11. Children of the Grave
  12. Paranoid

HAIL BLACK SABBATH.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – June 24th

Posted in classic rock, concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On June 24, 1972 – BLACK SABBATH performed at the Akron Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio. Others on stage that day were: Humble Pie, Edgar Winter and Ground Hogs.

On June 24th, 1997 – BLACK SABBATH performed at OZZFEST, held at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. This was during the BLACK SABBATH Reunion Tour.

HAIL BLACK SABBATH.

RIVERS OF NIHIL – To Kick Off US Headlining Tour With Fallujah, Alluvial, And Warforged Next Week

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Vince Edwards)

RIVERS OF NIHIL will kick off the US leg of their Terrestria World Tour next week with support provided by Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged. The journey, which begins May 6th in Brooklyn, New York and runs through June 12th in Greenville, South Carolina, includes a special show supporting Hypocrisy in Austin, Texas as well as appearances by The Zenith Passage and Burial In The Sky on select dates. Tickets are on sale NOW. See all confirmed dates below.

In related news, RIVERS OF NIHIL recently amicably parted ways with guitarist Jonathan Topore. Andy Thomas from Black Crown Initiate, who provided guest vocals on 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name full-length, will join the band on the upcoming tour.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Fallujah, Alluvial, Warforged:
5/06/2022 The Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
5/07/2022 Jewel – Manchester, NH
5/08/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/10/2022 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
5/11/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
5/12/2022 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
5/13/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
5/14/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
5/15/2022 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/17/2022 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
5/18/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/19/2022 Amplified – Dallas, TX
5/20/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX w/ Hypocrisy
5/21/2022 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
5/22/2022 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
5/23/2022 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV

RIVERS OF NIHIL, Fallujah only:
5/24/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/25/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/26/2022 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/27/2022 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/28/2022 Star Theater – Portland, OR
5/29/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/31/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/01/2022 Bluebird – Denver, CO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/02/2022 BLVD – Kansas City. MO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/03/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Burial In The Sky
6/04/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Burial In The Sky
6/05/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Burial In The Sky

RIVERS OF NIHIL only:
6/10/2022 Richmond Music Hall – Richmond, VA
6/11/2022 Aura Fest – Savannah, GA
6/12/2022 Radio Room – Greenville, SC

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their newest full-length, The Work, released last Fall on Metal Blade Records. RIVERS OF NIHIL has never fit neatly into a box, but with 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name, they transcended all labels applied to them. Returning in 2021 with The Work, they’ve forged further into new territory, delivering an album that’s as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own. Inarguably a dense, heavy collection, The Work is far too dynamic to be considered a solely metal record and there is a genuine warmth that shows through, particularly tracks like “Wait” and the gorgeous “Maybe One Day.”

Additionally, the band has incorporated far more clean vocals alongside the screaming that tears through many of the record’s heavier tracks. Courtesy of their friend Zach Strouse, saxophone once again adds extra layers of atmosphere to the collection, utilizing baritone, soprano, and alto saxes to great effect.

Preview and purchase The Work at metalblade.com/riversofnihil.

The band recently released a mini-documentary that offers a look into the creative process and recording of The Work, directed by Mike Trueheart. Follow the band’s creative process around Reading, Pennsylvania with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland on YouTube HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE RIVERS OF NIHIL.

MINISTRY, MELVINS And CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – LIVE Music Videos & Photo Gallery From Madison Theater In Covington Kentucky, March 5th, 2022

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Ministry Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky – March 5, 2022
Corrosion Of Conformity Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky, March 5, 2022.

Back on March 5th, my good buddy Troy and I took a trek down to Covington Kentucky to see Ministry, Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity at the historic Madison Theater. It was a stupendous evening of Metal and Hard Rock! We even had very nice Spring weather happening on this night with (gasp) no rain!

On a relevant side note: Back in February, I was diagnosed (by my surgeon) with severe arthritis and some bone-on-bone with my left knee. Yes, it’s extremely painful at times. I now walk with a cane, therefore, the balcony at Madison Theater proved to be not only spacious with comfortable seating it also gave myself and Troy a wide open view of the stage.

Ministry brought their Industrial Metal to Covington Kentucky and word has it there were earth tremors in the area while they were on stage. Okay, I exaggerated a touch. Al Jourgensen was enormous with his vocals and fronted his band as the true legend he is. Ministry had steel fencing around their stage, with a wicked light show. Their backdrop was loaded with changing photos that are relevant to the music; plus past band members that are now (sadly) deceased were commemorated in photos as well. Much respect.

Melvins were simply stunning! Melvins played their eclectic mix of music and I was amazed by their performance! Going in, I was agog thinking about seeing the Melvins. Hard Rock, Sludge, Metal and a slice of alternative was all thrown into the Melvins set. Long drum solos and flat-out jamming was highlighted as well. I wanna see Melvins 500 more times or more. Buzz Osborne for President, please.

I didn’t take a video of the Melvins due to my jaw being on the floor. Seriously though, I was like a kid in a Hot Wheels store watching this renowned band and now I crave having a video moment of them. As a remote tree hermit once told me: “son, there will be times when you just fuck up”. Onwards to the night’s opener Corrosion Of Conformity.

Corrosion Of Conformity were already 2 songs into their set when Troy and I entered Madison Theater. We bought some beers and made our way up to the balcony as quick as two 50 year olds with sore bones could. We both were happy to finally sit our asses down with cold brews while semi head banging to the thunder of COC. To have an opportunity to see these three bands together in one night was yet another Metal dream come true for me. Each band represents a different branch from the Metal family tree; yet each of these three bands were a genuine compliment to each other. Good times. Enormous memories. Metal be thy name. – Stone

A kinda relevant side story: Troy and I went to the White Castle drive-thru in Cincinnati, on the way home. We were hankering for sliders and cold pop after the show. Troy drove and I appreciate his doing so. I had to work the next day; thus I couldn’t go nuts on the beer. Old Metalheads like us (laughing) have learned our lessons the hard way.

LONG LIVE MINISTRY, MELVINS And COC.

Death Nexus Announce 2022 Festival

Posted in concerts, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on March 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Ensepulchering Philadelphia beneath the most vile and creative bands in the underground, Death Nexus is preparing to unleash an epic showcase of heavy music. Taking place at the Warehouse on Watts in Philadelphia, PA, on the 30th April -1st May 2022.

“Death Nexus fest is dedicated to bringing underground, extreme metal acts from multiple states and generations to Philadelphia, further cementing our city as a nexus for all things deeply creative, genuine, and disturbing. Philadelphia has had a healthy scene for extreme metal for years, but never before has such a geographically diverse group of like minded individuals been allowed to coagulate in our walls and veins. Death Nexus will showcase some of what Philadelphia has to offer along with acts from all around the country in one event that is not to be missed.”

The fest will also be emceed by NECROSEXUAL! Full line-up below.

Day 1 – Doors at 1:30PM, Music at 2:00PM

CAVERN WOMB
COAGULATE
CASTRATOR
VIOGRESSION
MORTUOUS
SCATTERED REMNANTS

Day 2 – Doors at 2:00PM, Music at 3:00PM

BASTARD CROSS
NIGHT HAG
DRUID LORD
SOUL DEVOURMENT
BLOOD SPORE
ECTOVOID
PHOBOPHILIC
VASTUM

TICKETS:

2-day passes: https://bit.ly/deathnexus

Day 1 pass: https://bit.ly/deathnexus-day1
Day 2 pass: https://bit.ly/deathnexus-day2

Source: C Squared Music

Links
Website: https://deathnexus.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/philadelphiadeathnexus/

ALICE COOPER – Red Laminate Concert Review From Monsters of Rock Cruise Royal Theater, February 12, 2022 – By Tanis Enos

Posted in classic rock, concerts, Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

This year’s Monsters of Rock Cruise was captained by none other than Alice Cooper. Due to the size, the amount of guests on the cruise and the size of the room in which Alice would be performing, the cruise decided to split guests into two groups. The red group would see Alice perform on the 12th while the blue group would see him on the 13th. The red group’s show started at 7:30 PM and the crowd packed in quickly.

The stage was hidden by a beautiful curtain that would rise revealing a scaled down, yet still highly decorated, version of Alice’s normal stage set up. The crowd roared as the intro of “Feed My Frankenstein” began. Members of the band walked on stage and began to play. Right after the first strum all sound in the house vanished. Fans began pointing at their ears trying to let the band know we could not here them. The band finished the song and they all exited the stage, Alice leaving with noticeable anger.

Ryan Roxie informed a group of fans, who attended an unannounced Rock N’ Roll Parking Lot (on a boat), what had happened that night. According to Roxie, Alice was the first band to use the curtain on this cruise. As the curtain lifted it pulled the main cable to the PA system out completely. The crew worked hard and fast to figure out the issue and sound was restored within five minutes. Roxie also let fans know that because everyone on stage was wearing a monitor and could hear what they were playing, they did not realize what was going on. It was not until the second verse of the song that they noticed something was wrong. Roxie said they all looked out trying to find the devoted fans and did not understand why everyone was not singing along.

Once the technical difficulty was fixed the show continued without a single problem. Even though the stage and set up were smaller than normal, that did not stop Alice from pulling out all the stops. Props were used as normal including crutches, knives, and canes. During “Billion Dollar Babies” a giant baby paraded on stage meeting Alice’s minions who brought out a giant confetti cannon that shot gold, silver, and green pieces of confetti, as well as fake money with Alice’s face on it into the audience.

The fun continued all through the show as Alice and his gang of ghouls wowed the audience with their fine-tuned sound and silly stage antics. During “Teenage Frankenstein” Alice chased his band around the stage with arms stretched out in frontof him and knees locked like Frankenstein. It did not stop there. As Alice and his band walked back on stage for the famous encore of “School’s Out” one extra musician joined them. Taime Downe of Faster Pussycat came out to sing and enjoy the pleasure of popping many confetti filled balloons over the crowd with one of Alice’s knives.

Alice has been performing for over 50 years and at the ripe age of 74, is still performing with as much heart and soul as he did when he first began. His voice has not changed and everything you have heard about Alice Cooper you get times 10.

Tanis Enos

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

NAPALM DEATH – Photo Gallery From Concert At Bogart’s In Cincinnati, Ohio – November 11, 2021

Posted in concerts, Extreme Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 8, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

L to R: Shane Embury on bass, vocalist Barney Greenway

Yup. Napalm Death. Grindcore pioneers. When it comes to Extreme Metal it doesn’t truly get any more extreme. Napalm Death opened for the prolific GWAR, back on November 11th, at Bogart’s in Cincinnati Ohio. It was an evening that made me feel like the world was okay even though it’s not.

My good buddy Troy accompanied me to this wonderful event and the two of us felt very much at home with all of the beautiful insanity around us. Whatever was going on outside the walls of Bogart’s on this night I could’ve given two shits about. Napalm Death was live onstage!

It wasn’t that easy taking photos of Napalm Death. First and foremost, I was on the threshold of the pit and even outside the pit bodies were being tossed about like sacks of potatoes. Using my iPhone for these photos while trying not to get injured was actually fun, in its own demented way.

I was able to catch a couple of photos (above and below) showing drummer Danny Herrera. No, it wasn’t easy to do.

If you’re looking for a set list here, no can do. I survived just 3 songs in the pit and the rest of the time I was thrashing about like a lunatic stepping on fire hot legos. Song titles were not of my concern that night; throwing down was. At my age, I feel very fortunate I was able to throw down at all.

I’m pleased I’ve been able to share these Napalm Death photos and thoughts with you! My passion for Metal was double downed on November 11th, while at this show. Stay safe out there and… Metal be thy name! – Stone

LONG LIVE NAPALM DEATH.

ACT OF DEFIANCE – Photo Gallery Of Concert At Oddbody’s In Dayton, Ohio – June 16th 2016

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 6, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Above photo: L to R: Matt Bachand (bass) & Chris Broderick (guitar)

Hey everybody, Stone here! I went to see Act Of Defiance at Oddbody’s in Dayton Ohio, back on June 16th of 2016. Accompanying me was Robert (Rob) Nickell; an old friend of mine and professional photographer. All of these fabulous concert photos featured in this post are credited to Rob.

Not appearing in a photo here is the legendary drummer Shawn Drover. Trust me, Shawn was creating plenty of thunder behind his drum kit on that night! Shawn is also an ex-member of MEGADETH.

Yes, 2016. How or why it took me over 5 years to finally publish these photos of such an amazing Metal supergroup? Regardless, I’ve rediscovered them in the Metal Odyssey archives and they’re to be enjoyed now and forever! Thank you Act Of Defiance for killing it on that night! Thank you, Robert Nickell for the camera talent!

Above photo: Chris Broderick / guitarist

I remember this concert being high octane! Chris Broderick shredded on guitar and played to the crowd with his constant smiles of appreciation. A true thrill it was for me, to see such a legendary Metal guitarist so close up! Yes, I was psyched outta my mind that night!

Above: Chris Broderick gives back the horns to his fans. Chris also is an ex-member of world-class Metal bands: Jag Panzer, Nevermore and MEGADETH.

On this tour, Act Of Defiance were out supporting their debut studio album: Birth And The Burial. This album was released back in August of 2015, via Metal Blade Records. I highly recommend both studio albums that Act Of Defiance created! Their second album was released back in 2017, titled: Old Scars, New Wounds (Metal Blade Records).

Above: Henry Derek (vocalist). Henry is also an ex-member of Thrown Into Exile and Scar The Martyr.

Vocalist Henry Derek was outstanding! He was a thrill to see and hear live! Henry is an underrated Metal vocalist and that’s my Metal fact for the day.

Above: Matt Bachand (bassist) – Matt is also a founding member, rhythm guitarist and clean vocalist for the mighty Shadows Fall.
L to R: yours truly aka Stone & bass player Matt Bachand

LONG LIVE THE METAL LEGACY OF ACT OF DEFIANCE.

Metal Merch – GWAR Metal Pin… Plus Concert Photos From November 11th Cincinnati Ohio Show!

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, horror, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Yes, GWAR were magnificent live! GWAR invaded Bogart’s in Cincinnati Ohio, back on November 11th. I took the live photos you see on this post with my iPhone; thus I’m admittedly no professional photographer (hahaha).

I bought quite a bunch at the merch table; one item is this GWAR stamped metal pin. Whoa!

There was a HUGE pit and everyone attending this show were lit in one manner or another. It was Metal euphoria and I drank plenty of PBR while there. I went to this GWAR show with my buddy Troy; it was his birthday as well. Good Metal times! At this concert, GWAR didn’t spray down the fans with any goo or monster secretions; not from my vantage point anyways.

I’m going to post more concert photos of GWAR with more merch I bought, in the coming days. I did buy a GWAR keychain that I gave to a coworker of mine. One last thought: it was raining like hell on our drive down to Cincinnati that night. Troy drove his car and (as usual) was a superhero behind the wheel; getting us there fast and safe.

If you’ve never seen GWAR live, I strongly encourage you to do so. If you’re not interested in GWAR, then drink a gallon of prune juice and listen to your ABBA records. Metal be thy name! – Stone

LONG LIVE GWAR.

MEGADETH – Metal Tour of the Year Takes Front Cover Of Pollstar

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , on November 23, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

From MEGADETH:

Metal Tour of the Year takes the front cover of this week’s Pollstar Magazine. Check out the full story behind this summer’s run with Megadeth, Lamb of God, Trivium and Hatebreed, now up at pollstar.com

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

OVERKILL – Wings Over The USA – Tour Dates Announced

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 25, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

OVERKILL – Wings Over The USA:

Feb. 26 – Anaheim CA – House of Blues
Feb. 27 – San Francisco CA – Slims
Feb. 28 – Las Vegas NV – House of Blues
Feb. 29 – San Diego CA – House of Blues

Mar. 01 – Phoenix AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Mar. 02 – Albuquerque NM – Sunshine Theater
Mar. 04 – San Antonio TX – Aztec
Mar. 05 – Corpus Christi TX – House of Rock
Mar. 06 – Houston TX – Warehouse
Mar. 07 – Dallas TX – Gas Monkey
Mar. 08 – New Orleans LA – House of Blues
Mar. 09 – Tampa FL – The Ritz
Mar. 10 – Orlando FL – House of Blues
Mar. 11 – Atlanta GA – Buckhead
Mar. 12 – Charlotte NC – Underground @ The Fillmore
Mar. 13 – Silver Springs MD – The Fillmore
Mar. 14 – Montclair NJ – Wellmont Theater *

* with M.O.D. featuring Billy Milano and DEMOLITION HAMMER

More info: Overkill

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

STONE.

POSSESSED – Announces Revelations Of The Ancients North American Tour 2020

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 16, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

From Possessed facebook:

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW for our REVELATIONS OF THE ANCIENTS North American Tour! Joining us are our friends in Pestilence (official) and The Black Moriah. We hope to see you on the road!

Visit www.nuclearblast.com/possessed-tour and grab your tickets, today!

More band info: Possessed

LONG LIVE POSSESSED.

STONE.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – To Begin North American Run With Slayer, Lamb Of God And Amon Amarth

Posted in concerts, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off their North American tour supporting Slayer this week. The journey begins May 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona and runs through sixteen cities, concluding on May 25th in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Additional support will be provided by Lamb Of God and labelmates Amon Amarth. The band’s latest journey follows their co-headlining run with Morbid Angel on the Decibel Magazine Tour earlier this year. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth: 

5/02/2019 Ak-Chin Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/03/2019 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
5/05/2019 UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
5/07/2019 Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX
5/08/2019 The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
5/10/2019 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
5/11/2019 Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/2019 Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
5/14/2019 Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
5/16/2019 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
5/17/2019 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
5/19/2019 DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
5/20/2019 Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH
5/22/2019 Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
5/24/2019 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
5/25/2019 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

CANNIBAL CORPSE continues to tour in support of their critically lauded Red Before Black full-length released last year via Metal Blade Records. Many words come to mind when you hear the name CANNIBAL CORPSE, but only one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it abundantly clear who sets the standard when it comes to manifesting consistently compelling music that is as brutal as it is complex. “Throughout our career, we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. Red Before Black continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,” asserts bassist Alex Webster.

“We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the rawest sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest, and catchiest record.”

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

PALE MARE – Announce Canadian Tour

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 13, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Toronto heavy metallers Pale Mare are excited to announce a nine-stop Canadian tour this May, following a late April performance in their home city.  Catch Pale Mare on the following dates:

  • April 19 – Toronto, ON @ Coalition
  • May 9 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Murdoch
  • May 10 – Montreal, QC @ L’Escogriffe
  • May 11 – Quebec City @ Scanner Bistro
  • May 14 – Charlettown, PEI @ Babas
  • May 15 – Halifax, NS @ RadStorm (AA show)
  • May 16 – Sydney, NS @ Governors Pub
  • May 17 –  St John, NB @ The Panic Room
  • May 18 – Halifax, NS @ Gus’s Pub
  • May 19 – Fredericton NB @ The Capital

About Pale Mare
Pale Mare is a Toronto-based heavy metal band, born out of the desire to play music that is loud, aggressive, and full of thick groovy riffs.  The band released their self-titled EP in November of 2017 through Medusa Crush Records and was met with high praise from the likes of Metal Hammer, Exclaim!, and many more.

Having provided local support for Eyehategod, Corrosion of Conformity, Windhand, Satans Satyres, Weedeater, Serial Hawk, Black Wizard, King Buffalo, Set and Setting and Perturbator, Pale Mare have established themselves in their home town of Toronto as a massive force to be reckoned with, and have attracted a loyal fan base through relentlessly crushing live performances. Their sound has been likened to early Baroness, High On Fire, Mastodon, and Black Tusk; full of fire, attitude, brimstone, tone, and soul.

Praise for Pale Mare
“Sounding like Motorhead developing a penchant for doom, this self-titled EP is raw, heavy and filthy in the best possible way.” — Metal Hammer

“You guys are bad, man. Baaad” – Pepper Keenan (C.O.C.)

Connect With Pale Mare:

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE PALE MARE.

STONE.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – To Kick Off Decibel Magazine Tour With Morbid Angel Later This Month

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

In less than two weeks, CANNIBAL CORPSE will join Morbid Angel for a co-headlining run on this year’s edition of the Decibel Magazine Tour. A once-in-a-lifetime bill, the trek finds the two legendary death metal units sharing the stage for the first time ever in America. Support will be provided by rising Bay Area brutalizers Necrot and space-obsessed Denver death dealers Blood Incantation. The full tour runs from February 17th through March 14th. CANNIBAL CORPSE will exit the tour following the New York City date on March 7th. Immolation will join the caravan in its final week serving as main support to Morbid Angel.

As previously announced, Erik Rutan will fill in for guitarist Pat O’Brien on all upcoming CANNIBAL CORPSE dates as O’Brien tends to personal issues. Rutan has produced four albums with CANNIBAL CORPSE (KillEvisceration PlagueTortureRed Before Black) and is uniquely equipped to fill the role – he is one of the death metal’s most acclaimed guitarists and is known for his time as part of Morbid Angel throughout the ’90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars and production duties for his current band Hate Eternal.

The latest issue of Decibel includes exclusive interviews with both CANNIBAL CORPSE and Morbid Angel as well as with tour’s co-conspirators. Don’t miss this issue! Order yours today at: https://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/march-2019-173.

In May, CANNIBAL CORPSE will play Leg Five: North America of Slayer’s Final World Tour. The journey begins on May 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona and runs through sixteen cities, concluding on May 25th in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Additional support will be provided by Lamb Of God and labelmates Amon Amarth.

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Decibel Magazine Tour 2019 w/ Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation, Necrot:

2/17/2019 Alamo Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
2/19/2019 Club Xs – Tucson, AZ
2/20/2019 The Observatory – San Diego, CA
2/21/2019 The Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
2/22/2019 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/23/2019 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
2/25/2019 Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR
2/26/2019 Showbox Market – Seattle, WA
3/01/2019 The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
3/02/2019 The Truman – Kansas City, MO
3/03/2019 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
3/04/2019 The Concord – Chicago, IL
3/06/2018 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
3/07/2019 Playstation Theater – New York, NY

w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth: 

5/02/2019 Ak-Chin Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/03/2019 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
5/05/2019 UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
5/07/2019 Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX
5/08/2019 The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
5/10/2019 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
5/11/2019 Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/2019 Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
5/14/2019 Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
5/16/2019 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
5/17/2019 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
5/19/2019 DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
5/20/2019 Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH
5/22/2019 Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
5/24/2019 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
5/25/2019 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

CANNIBAL CORPSE released their acclaimed Red Before Black full-length last year via Metal Blade Records.

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

STONE.

WITCHKISS ANNOUNCE EAST US TOUR

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

New York doom band WITCHKISS are pleased to announce that they will embark on a tour of the Eastern United States this spring.

The band commented: “This Spring, as we emerge from our winter riff writing hibernation, we will be hitting the road with some new songs and a new bassist as well. We will be playing some killer shows with our friends in CASTLE, BACKWOODS PAYBACK, SHADOW WITCH, CLAMFIGHT and YATRA along with a slew of other bands that were looking forward to jamming with for the first time also!

Along this run we will be hitting a bunch of rad places we’ve played already, new spots in DC, NH, RI and NY and a stop at the New England Stoner & Doom Fest! We are Beyond Stoked! Hope to see you in the Spring!”

All dates will be in support of the band’s 2018 album The Austere Curtains Of Our Eyes which was released last year.

Listen to the album here: https://witchkiss.bandcamp.com/

Tour Dates:

April 24 – The Anchor – Kingston, NY

April 30 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

May 01 – Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC

May 02 – The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY

May 03 – New England Stoner & Doom Fest – Jewett City, CT

May 04 – News Cafe – Pawtucket, RI

May 05 – The Bungalow Bar – Manchester, NH

June 06 – Ralphs Rock Diner – Worcester, MA

June 07 – Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME

June 08 – Dusk – Providence, RI

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE WITCHKISS.

STONE.

BEHEMOTH – To Kick Off North American Tour With Special Guests At The Gates And Wolves In The Throne Room This Weekend

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 20, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH will return to North America this weekend for their long-anticipated headlining tour. Set to run from October 20th through November 24th, support will be provided by At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room. Tickets can be purchased at: behemoth.pl. See all confirmed dates below.

BEHEMOTH will be touring in support of their I Loved You At Your Darkest full-length, released earlier this month via Metal Blade Records. Produced by the band, with drum co-production by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames), mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom), and mastered by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), I Loved You At Your Darkest is a crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades, and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema. To preview and purchase I Loved You At Your Darkest, visit behemoth.lnk.to/ILYAYD.

BEHEMOTH w/ At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room:

10/20/2018 Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ

10/22/2018 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

10/23/2018 The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX

10/24/2018 House Of Blues – Houston, TX

10/26/2018 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

10/27/2018 Janus Landing – St. Petersburg, FL

10/29/2018 The Underground – Charlotte, NC

10/30/2018 The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA

11/01/2018 House Of Blues – Boston, MA

11/02/2018 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD

11/03/2018 Playstation Theater – New York, NY

11/04/2018 M-Telus – Montreal, QC

11/06/2018 The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON

11/07/2018 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI

11/09/2018 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL

11/10/2018 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

11/11/2018 The Truman – Kansas City, MO

11/13/2018 The Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

11/14/2018 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT

11/16/2018 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB

11/17/2018 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB

11/19/2018 The Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

11/20/2018 Showbox Market – Seattle, WA

11/21/2018 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR

11/23/2018 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

11/24/2018 The Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more BEHEMOTH:

http://behemoth.pl
http://www.facebook.com/behemoth
http://www.nuclearblast.de/behemoth
http://www.metalblade.com/behemoth

LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

STONE.

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