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BORNBROKEN – Montreal Groove Metal Band Announce New Line Up + New Track ‘Watch The World Unwind’

Posted in groove metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Bornbroken - promo band pic - 2014 - #01005

(Photo Credit: Eric Sanchez)

NEW Line Up = L-R = Steve Burns (Drums), Tommy Vaillancourt (Bass), Jeff Boisvert (Vocals), Mike Decker (Guitar), Simon Savard (Guitar)

Bornbroken - Watch The World Unwind - promo single cover pic - 2014

Debuting their album ‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ during summer 2013 with great reception from fans, media and topping Canadian College Radio Loud Charts, Montreal, QC Groove Metal band BORNBROKEN is proud to return this fall 2014 after a few line up changes with a new track ‘Watch The World Unwind’ featuring their new line up with extreme vocalist Jeff Boisvert (ex-Forbidden Sin) and the ferocious drumming of Steve Burns (Mythosis).

BORNBROKEN will also be performing their first show, with the new line up supporting The Agonist on November 7th in Montreal, QC at Foufounes Electriques, along side Ogenix, Red Skies and Temptist. For show and ticket info, please visit the following link here.

New Single From BornBroken – Watch The World Unwind

Soundcloud – http://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/watch-the-world-unwind-single-2014 

Youtube – http://youtu.be/YY6_GExA45o 

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Guitarist Mike Decker comments:

We would like to first thank everyone who have bought, listened, and become one with the broken on our first release “The Healing Powers of Hate.” Now for what comes next, we had to make some lineup changes but sometimes change is for the better”.

The addition of Steve Burns and Jeff Boisvert on vocals has given BornBroken a new dimension as we move forward. We are truly happy with choosing The Grid and producer Chris Donaldson for our next CD, as you will hear, we are pushing new boundaries with our sound and approach and Chris has the knowledge to help with that. 

The future of BornBroken is far from over as we are in the middle of writing and recording 2.0. As we keep some things for now shrouded in shadows we are proud to give you a front row seat to ‘Watch The World Unwind’.

Hear the cry once more….

‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ is now streaming at the following link: http://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/sets/thehealingpowersofhate

BornBroken‘s debut album ‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ was released in June 2013. The album was fan voted as Album of The Week (June 10th) on Revolver Magazine, along with debuting #8 on Canadian College Loud Charts, plus being named one of the best unsigned Heavy Metal Bands for June 2013 by Drago’s Dungeon on About.com – Heavy Metal.

They have also received great admiration from Yell Magazine! quoting ‘This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album.’ and TheFrontRowReport.com quoting ‘BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken.’.

About BornBroken:

BornBroken was formed with one simple mission in mind: Help the masses find a voice, a face, an “X” that marks the spot through the sounds of beating skins, metal strings and broken chords.

After months of writing and hours spent in the studio, BornBroken managed to take every emotion they felt, put it to music, build off of past battle scars and create a record where listeners will feel they are part of the storyline.

On their debut album, The Healing Powers of HateBornBroken play out not only what life has given them but also what they want to give back: truth, integrity, perseverance, loyalty and faith in humanity’s struggle for equality.

To order their incredibly designed physical copy plus comic illustrated booklet (pic below), please visit the following link http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com.

Bornbroken - The Healing Powers Of Hate - promo cover pic - 2013

Track Listing – The Healing Powers of Hate

1 – Can’t Quiet The Riot
2 – Old News
3 – Anger of The Day
4 – I Will Rise
5 – Control
6 – It Has Begun
7 – Birth of The Broken
8 – Bleed The Sky
9 – Reborn From The Ashes
10 – The Healing Powers of Hate

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Album Band Line Up:

Simon Savard – Guitar
Jesus Salazar – Vocals
Tommy Vaillancourt – Bass
Mike Decker – Guitar
Brian Craig – Drums

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

* For more info on BORNBROKEN:

http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/

http://www.facebook.com/bornbroken

http://www.twitter.com/bornbroken

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BORNBROKEN.

LONG LIVE MONTREAL, QUEBEC.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

PANTERA – WALK EP Set For Vinyl Release On November 6th!

Posted in groove metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Limited Edition, Red And Black Swirled Vinyl Available At Select Music Retail Outlets On November 6 From Rhino

To continue the year-long celebration of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power, Rhino has announced the first ever vinyl release of the band’s WALK EP. The six-track collection will be available on red and black swirled vinyl as a limited edition of 2,500 copies on November 6 for a suggested retail price of $16.98. The vinyl will be available exclusively at Hastings and FYE stores, as well as a few additional music retailers.

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(SourcePhilip Anselmo Facebook)

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

http://www.pantera.com

facebook: Pantera

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF PANTERA.

Stone.

ALL HAIL THE YETI – Confirm: Reconcile For Revenge November Tour

Posted in groove metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , on October 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Los Angeles-based Stoner/Groove Metallers ALL HAIL THE YETI have confirmed their first official tour in support of their self-titled debut full-length, released at the end of August worldwide via AFM Records. Dubbed the Reconcile For Revenge TourALL HAIL THE YETI will tear up and down the West Coast for twelve shows, performing with prominent acts including Unida (John Garcia from Kyuss), System Divide and many more along the way.

Preceding the tour actions, AHTY will perform as part of a six-act bill tonight in Tempe, Arizona at a show sponsored by the metallians at 98 KUPD’s Into The Pit.

ALL HAIL THE YETI‘s self-titled debut album boasts the act’s most crushing, groove-laden, Southern-tinged stoner metal with over a solid hour of thunderous riffage. Featuring well-known tattoo artist Connor Garritty of Timeless Tattoos in Los Angeles, ALL HAIL THE YETI have forged their own path through what they see as a desolate Hollywood music scene, recorded with producers Tommy Decker and Mike Sarkisyan.

Immediately following the album’s release, ALL HAIL THE YETI unleashed their amazing Wild West style video for the track “The Art Of Mourning,” chock full of brutal gunfights and gory head-shots utilizing actual .45 revolvers, a full-on lynching and all kinds of high-action entertainment! 

Check out “The Art Of Mourning” video and more AHTY action RIGHT HERE.

ALL HAIL THE YETI Confirmed Live Dates:

10/12/2012 The Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ w/ Sicmonic, Among The Risen, Anomaly

November 2012 Reconcile For Revenge Tour:

11/09/2012 The Hood Pizza and Beer – Palm Desert, CA w/ Unida

11/10/2012 Whiskey Dicks – South Lake Tahoe, CA w/ Murdericious

11/12/2012 Shea’s Tavern – Reno, NV

11/13/2012 American Legion – South Lake Tahoe, CA w/ System Divide, Idekay

11/15/2012 TBA – Portland, OR

11/16/2012 McCoy’s Tavern – Olympia, WA

11/17/2012 Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA w/ Zero Down

11/18/2012 Tony V’s Garage – Everett, WA

11/19/2012 Musik Ink – San Jose, CA

11/20/2012 Eli’s Mile High – Oakland, CA

11/21/2012 The Hemlock – San Francisco, CA

11/24/2012 Whisky A-Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on ALL HAIL THE YETI, click on the links below!

http://www.allhailtheyeti.com

https://www.facebook.com/officialallhailtheyeti

http://www.reverbnation.com/allhailtheyeti

http://www.afm-records.de

http://de-de.facebook.com/afmrecords

LONG LIVE ALL HAIL THE YETI.

Stone.

PANTERA – Original Album Series Box Set Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in groove metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PANTERA – What more can be said or written about the legendary PANTERA and their seminal catalog of albums, which hasn’t already been communicated? Metal excellence. Groove Metal pioneers. Total Metal domination during the 90’s. The reverence that PANTERA receives from their fans only grows stronger by the second and there shall never be another band like them. Metal be thy name.

PANTERA – Original Album Series Box Set is a 2011 UK import from Rhino Entertainment and is currently selling for $19.99 (U.S.) on Amazon.com. For those new fans or fans that need to upgrade their collection, this PANTERA box set is an unbelievable bargain!

PANTERA – Original Album Series Box Set Includes:

Cowboys From Hell (1990)

Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)

Far Beyond Driven (1994)

The Great Southern Trendkill (1996)

Reinventing The Steel (2000)

(Box Set Back Cover)

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

http://www.pantera.com

http://www.panterastore.com

LONG LIVE PANTERA.

Rest In Peace, Dimebag.

Stone.

PANTERA – Revolver Magazine Special Collector’s Issue: Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in groove metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 21, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PANTERA – There’s never a specific time to celebrate the Metal legacy of PANTERA. Hell, I’ll celebrate this legendary Metal band everyday for the rest of my life… no problem! With that said, 2012 is a special anniversary for PANTERA, it marks the 20th anniversary of their ultra incredible album: Vulgar Display Of Power. An iconic Metal album it is. Nuff’ said.

A Metal kudos to Revolver Magazine for commemorating such an enormously powerful Metal band! This special Collector’s Issue of PANTERA is on newsstands right now! There are five different cover versions for this special issue as well. A limited edition box set of all five cover versions is available at Revolver online. For online ordering, click here: REVOLVER MAGAZINE

Revolver Magazine goes back into their archives and digs out some amazing interviews, insane concert photos and throws in a bounty of celebrity “my favorite PANTERA song” picks too! From Tom Morello to Jerry Cantrell, the peers of PANTERA give cool insights to their #1 PANTERA songs! Vinnie PaulPhil Anselmo and Rex Brown all remember Dimebag Darrell in the articles found in this MUST Collector’s Issue.

On May 15th, 2012, the 20th Anniversary Edition of Vulgar Display Of Power will be released! An unreleased single, Piss, will be included on this Anniversary Edition! Piss has already been released via iTunes, since April 12th, 2012. 

I purchased my copy of this PANTERA Collector’s Issue from Revolver Magazine, at a very cool grocery store called Wegmans. I am quite psyched-out about owning this special issue of PANTERA. Trust me, it’s difficult to put down, once I start reading it. Metal be thy name.

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For more info on PANTERA, click on the link below:

PANTERA

LONG LIVE THE METAL LEGACY OF PANTERA.

Rest In Peace, Dimebag Darrell.

Stone.

SOULFLY ‘ENSLAVED’ – Soulfly Has Raised Their Own Bar Of Metal Excellence

Posted in groove metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on March 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SOULFLY – The eighth studio album from Soulfly, Enslaved, was released on March 13, 2012, via Roadrunner Records. It’s a killer. With a “slave theme” throughout, just another dark side of mankind is brought to the Metal forefront by Max Cavalera and his band. If anyone out there needs to hear a legendary voice and musician of Metal… Max Cavalera is just that on Enslaved.

I was counting the days for this Soulfly release. I knew this album was going to resonate Metal in its heaviest form, with appreciative quality from world-class Metal musicians. As I listen to the vocals of Max Cavalera, the lyrics and brutal themes to the songs on Enslaved are magnified with an unparalleled realism. Whoa. Max has Soulfly at the top of the heaviest tier of Metal bands with this Enslaved release. There’s no doubt in my Metal mind about this.

One of my favorite tracks on Enslaved is Plata O Plomo. I cannot get enough of Soulfly’s Groove Metal and extreme rhythm stomp, courtesy of Tony Campos (bass) and David Kinkade (drums). Tony Campos also lends vocals on Plato O Plomo. The inclusion of a Flamenco guitar, during and at the conclusion of this song, gives it such a diverse touch that it’s insanely grand.

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Soulfly solidifies their ever impressive Thrash capabilities with American Steel and it F’n scorches and shreds! Whoa. American Steel has left its Thrash mark on my Metal soul. The tempo of the second half of this song may slow down some, still, the intensity of the vibes that American Steel gives off are there to behold. Once again, Soulfly shows off their astute diversity for the song with Max playing the sitar as the coda.

I cannot express any louder or clearer, just how proficient of a guitarist Marc Rizzo is. Marc is a thrill to listen to and he belongs mentioned in the “best of class” when it comes to Metal guitarists… or any Rock guitarist for that matter. The tones of Marc’s guitar are surely showcased throughout Enslaved. On Treachery, Marc just let’s it all loose, proving his dynamical presence is indeed an asset to Soulfly.

Across the board on Enslaved, the Metal is not just great… the Metal is exceptional. As I’ve stated in the past, I listen to a great deal of Metal and I don’t bullshit around. Soulfly has raised their own bar of Metal excellence with Enslaved. This is an album that holds a very strong chance at being #1 on my best of list at year’s end. Metal be thy name.

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SOULFLY:

Max Cavalera – vocals, 4-strings, soul, sitar, lyrical terrorism

Marc Rizzo – guitars, flamenco guitars

Tony Campos – bass, vocals on “Plata O Plomo”

David Kinkade – drums, percussion

Many ultra talented and world known vocalists and musicians appear as guests on Enslaved. Here they are:

Travis Ryan – additional vocals on “World Scum”

Dez Fafara – additional vocals on “Redemption Of Man By God”

Richie Cavalera – additional vocals on “Revengeance”

Igor Cavalera – additional vocals and guitar on “Revengeance”

Zyon Cavalera – drums on “Revengeance”

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ENSLAVED – Track Listing:

RESISTANCE

WORLD SCUM

INTERVENTION

GLADIATOR

LEGIONS

AMERICAN STEEL

REDEMPTION OF MAN BY GOD

TREACHERY

PLATA O PLOMO

CHAINS

REVENGEANCE

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For more info on SOULFLY, click on the links below:

http://www.soulflyweb.com

http://www.youtube.com/soulfly

http://www.twitter.com/TheSoulflyTribe

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com

LONG LIVE SOULFLY.

Stone.

AVATAR ‘Black Waltz’ Is Dark, Extreme, Modern and Groove Laden… Metal Bliss

Posted in Extreme Metal, groove metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, modern metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

AVATAR – The debut full-length album, Black Waltz, from Sweden’s AVATAR was released back on February 14th, 2012, via eOne Music… and it’s hereby highly recommended by yours truly, for your Metal famished senses. Extreme vocals are prevalent from Johannes Eckerström and he essentially nails it from top to bottom. Johannes isn’t belting out Death or Black Metal tones, instead it’s all super-fine Extreme. Dark. Damn good. When Johannes does come clean with his vocals, it’s… damn good again.

The Metal itself has more grooves discharging than I could possibly count. There’s also a melodic sensibility happening big time with the Metal of AVATAR and it all comes across to me as a thrilling listening experience. Metal be thy name is this AVATAR band an unforeseen Metal prize for me in 2012. AVATAR plays some straightforward Metal, only it’s the inventiveness of the parts and the dazzling delivery of the Extreme, which all equals to the impressive Metal sum on Black Waltz. Whoa.

AVATAR implements elements into their Metal that keeps their songs interesting, (as an example) the creepy chorus as an outro for Torn Apart. Ready For The Ride is a fine Metal example of just how Extreme AVATAR can come across, this song when played at maximum level is one of the more enjoyable listening moments I’ve had with a song lately. Hell, playing Black Waltz in its entirety at maximum volume, is prescribed Metal medicine for any shitty day you or I shall encounter from here on in.

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To explain the Metal listening experience of Black Waltz, in one word, that word would be: INTENSE. Within these 11 songs on Black Waltz, I hear a band that obviously is adept in Metal creativity and focused on quality. In Napalm and has progressive footings and still comes across with that dark feel and vibe that AVATAR wants us all to accept. Dark lyrically and musically throughout, AVATAR never has me thinking this is the “same old stuff” I’ve been listening to for years.

The title track, Use Your Tongue and Blod are three scalding exclamation points on this album. Furious. Like an Extreme, yet still, a groove driven Metal ambush from the fiery depths of hell itself. Jonas Jarlsby and Simon Andersson on guitars are damn cool to listen to. The riffs, leads and mini-solos are all unique and all importantly memorable. Let It Burn grooves along with such a convincing fire from AVATAR that it gets the “replay continuously” award for this album.

Yes, I dig AVATAR and appreciate the Metal direction that  they are taking here on Black Waltz. To say that I’ve enjoyed Black Waltz as much as any Rob Zombie album ever made is real. That new Alice Cooper album from last year has nothing over on Black Waltz either. AVATAR is without question, a band not to ignore. Black Waltz is this band’s debut album that is absolutely can’t miss in 2012 and beyond. The Modern Metal doors of extremity have flung wide open… and AVATAR has arrivedMetal. Be. Thy. Name.

AVATAR:

Johannes Eckerström – Vocals

John Alfredsson – Drums

Jonas Jarlsby – Guitars

Simon Andersson – Guitars

Henrik Sandelin – Bass

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Black Waltz – Track Listing:

Let Us Die

Torn Apart

Ready For The Ride

In Napalm

Black Waltz

Blod

Let It Burn

One Touch

Paint Me Red

Smells Like A Freakshow

Use Your Tongue

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For more info on AVATAR, click on the links below:

www.avatar.net

http://www.facebook.com/avatar.official

http://www.youtube.com/avatartube

eOne Metal

LONG LIVE AVATAR.

Stone.

Frankie Sparcello of Exhorder – Rest In Peace

Posted in groove metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

It has been reported just about everywhere, that Frankie Sparcello (bass guitarist) of EXHORDER passed away on March 22, 2011. This is sad news for the entire Metal world. The loss of Frankie Sparcello only adds to the long list of Metal heros our Metal community has lost in the last two years alone. Metal Odyssey extends condolences to the family, friends, band mates and fans of Frankie Sparcello.

EXHORDER was scheduled to play at the Maryland Death Fest IX, which runs May 26th through May 29th, 2011, at the Sonar in Baltimore. EXHORDER originated from New Orleans, Louisiana, back in 1985. With two studio albums and one “split” live album in their catalog, EXHORDER has always maintained their loyal fan base, receiving the respect and brandishing influence among their peers, regardless of any periods of inactivity. Frankie Sparcello was the bassist for EXHORDER on their 1992 studio album The Law.

EXHORDER Discography On RoadRunner Records:

Slaughter In The Vatican – (1990)

The Law – (1992)

EXHORDER On Split, Restless Records:

Live Death – (1994)

Long Live The Metal Of Exhorder.

Rest In Peace, Frankie Sparcello.

Stone.

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