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VEHEMENT SERENADE – Hardcore Supergroup Releasing Debut S/T 7″ On September 25th, via Fast Break Records

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore metal, metal music, Music, post hardcore, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

The Hardcore supergroup, Vehement Serenade, will  release their debut s/t 7” on September 25, 2012 via Fast Break Records. The two tracks, “Refuse The Lie” and “Scratched Off The Map” will showcase the bands dynamic and relentless vision of Metal meets Post Hardcore. Both tracks are brutal to say the least.  The B-side, “Scratched Off The Map,” will be limited to this release only.

Lead by heavy weight veterans Karl Buechner of (Earth Crisis/Freya), Mike Couls (Skarhead/ Cro-Mags/Agents of Man), Jamin Hunt (Sworn Enemy/Hatework), Eddie Ortiez (Sub-Zero/Cattle Press/Candiria ) and Pauly Antignani (Sworn Enemy), V.S. has cultivated and honed a style that embraces each member’s experience and history. V.S. unites their strengths and combines their specialized knowledge into a sound that ignites both passion and fury.

The tracks were recorded and produced by Joey Z of Life Of Agony at Method of Groove studios in Brooklyn, NY. The band plans to spend the rest of the year appearing at limited engagements including East Coast Tsunami Fest on September 29th where fans can pick up a limited color version of the release. V.S. will also be finishing their debut full length this fall for a spring release.

You can track samples on our Sound Cloud page:
http://soundcloud.com/screamingcrowrecords

Band Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vehement-Serenade-Official/141155432690181

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(Source: Screaming Crow Records & PR)

LONG LIVE VEHEMENT SERENADE.

Stone.

Bastardized Recordings Signs The Green River Burial

Posted in deathcore, hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

This is what the band has to say:

We are proud and stoked to announce that we are officially signed by 
BASTARDIZED RECORDINGS (Darkest Hour, Converge, Arsonists Get All The 
Girls, Awaken Demons, Six Reasons To Kill and many more), where we will 
release our upcoming full length debut. This is a huge step for us and 
we’re all very excited about the cooperation with our good friend and 
passionated workaholic Marco.

More than ever now it’s time to thank everyone who believed in us and 
showed this amazing support over the last years. You’re the reason why 
we’re working so hard and why we could make it this far. All the amazing shows, new friendships and good times gave us the energy to carry on and brought us to where we are today.

Check out THE GREEN RIVER BURIAL by clicking the links below:

https://www.facebook.com/thegreenriverburial

http://www.youtube.com/user/TGRBofficial

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(Source: Massacre Promotions / News)

LONG LIVE THE GREEN RIVER BURIAL.

Stone.

BIOHAZARD – Release Second Studio Trailer For ‘Reborn In Defiance’

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore metal, heavy metal news, metal music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

NYHC legends BIOHAZARD just released a (second) studio trailer for the bands upcoming comeback album Reborn In Defiance, which is set to be unleashed January 20, 2012.

Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbzLyV7uWxE

To get some first sonic impressions, surf to http://www.facebook.com/biohazarddfl and check Come Alive and Vengeance Is Mine.

Also don’t miss BIOHAZARD live on stage near you!

PERSISTENCE TOUR 2012:

20.01 Deinze – Brielpoort (BE)
21.01 Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (GER)
22.01 Hamburg – Docks (GER)
23.01 Berlin – Astra (GER)
24.01 Munchen – Werk (GER)
25.01 Wien – Gasometer (AUT)
26.01 Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn (GER)
27.01 Saarbrucken – Garage (GER)
28.01 Dresden – Eventwerk (GER)
29.01 Tilburg – O13 (NL)
30.01 Paris – Bataclan (F)

IN YOUR F*CKING FACE UK TOUR:

31.01 Manchester – Club Academy (UK)
01.02 Glasgow – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (UK)
02.02 Birmingham – The Library at HMV Institute (UK)
03.02 Camden London – Underworld (UK)

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

LONG LIVE BIOHAZARD.

Stone.

BIOHAZARD – Premiere Another Brand New Track: Free Song Download From Forthcoming “Reborn In Defiance” Album

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 13, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary New York Hardcore veterans BIOHAZARD just released another new track off the bands highly anticipated new album “Reborn In Defiance“ which is set to be released January 20, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.

Surf to www.facebook.com/biohazarddfl and devastate your living room while listening to “Come Alive“!

PERSISTENCE TOUR 2012:

20.01 Deinze – Brielpoort (BE)
21.01 Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (GER)
22.01 Hamburg – Docks (GER)
23.01 Berlin – Astra (GER)
24.01 Munchen – Werk (GER)
25.01 Wien – Gasometer (AUT)
26.01 Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn (GER)
27.01 Saarbrucken – Garage (GER)
28.01 Dresden – Eventwerk (GER)
29.01 Tilburg – O13 (NL)
30.01 Paris – Bataclan (F)

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

LONG LIVE BIOHAZARD.

Stone.

NAILS: Death Comes Ripping Co-Headlining Tour With Ringworm

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, metal odyssey, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Southern Lord Hardcore henchmen NAILS‘ co-headlining tour with Cleveland Hardcore legends Ringworm is set to begin today, Saturday, July 30, at San Francisco’s 924 Gilman.

The Death Comes Ripping Tour 2011 will ruin fourteen cities in a cross-country rampage in into mid-August. In addition to headliners NAILS and Ringworm, support acts Bitter End and New Lows will take part in the melee. The tour surges towards the East Coast over the next two weeks, coming to a close at the massive four-day This Is Hardcore 2011 Fest in Philadelphia, where Nails and Ringworm will play the same night as Youth of Today, H20, Token Entry, Title Fight, Mouthpiece and a ton of other acts.

Following the tour, NAILS return to 924 Gilman as part of a React Records showcase, playing alongside Mindset, Betrayed, On, No Tolerance, Skin Like Iron and more.

NAILS Confirmed Live Attacks:

Death Comes Ripping Tour 2011:

RINGWORM & NAILS with Bitter End, New Lows

7/30/2011 924 Gilman – San Francisco, CA w/ Crucified, Deep Cover

7/31/2011 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA w/ Creatures

8/01/2011 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ w/ Territory

8/02/2011 house show – El Paso, TX [info]

8/03/2011 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ Oneagainstmany

8/04/2011 Trees – Dallas, TX w/ Power Trip

8/05/2011 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR

8/06/2011 The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO

8/07/2011 Fubar Music Venue – St Louis, MO

8/08/2011 Subterranean – Chicago, IL w/ Harm’s Way

8/09/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

8/10/2011 Bogies – Albany, NY

8/11/2011 Great Scott – Boston, MA

8/12/2011 Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore 2011 [info]

React Records Showcase 2011:

9/23/2011 924 Gilman Street – Berkeley, CA @ [info]

More NAILS live performances will be announced over the coming weeks as they’re confirmed. Also stay tuned for the band’s follow-up to their brutal and widely praised Unsilent Death album, as the record nears completion for release sometime this Winter.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info, click on the links below:

http://www.unsilentdeath.com

http://www.southernlord.com

LONG LIVE NAILS & RINGWORM.

Stone. 

PRO-PAIN: New York Metal/Hardcore Legends Celebrate 20 Years With CD/DVD Release

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore metal, Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 18, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary New York Metal/Hardcore outfit PRO-PAIN are proud to be celebrating their twentieth year in existence in 2011!

Since the band’s inception in 1991, PRO-PAIN have toured the world countless times, dominated the stages of the world’s largest Metal fests and infiltrated the hearts and lives of millions over the course of their incredible, and still heavily active, career. Their massive back-catalog bears thirteen full-lengths and a plethora of other releases including singles, DVDs and a live album and two greatest hits compilations to date.

PRO-PAIN now proudly unveil the details for a special release designed specifically in celebration of their twenty-year anniversary; the massive CD/DVD combo appropriately titled 20 Years Of Hardcore. Set for North American release on August 30, 2011 via AFM Records, this behemoth collection of material is much more than just a “greatest hits” or random compilation of tracks. The CD kicks off with four brand new tracks to get things moving! The disc also contains four re-recorded tracks (featuring PRO-PAIN alumni Rob Moschetti, JC Dwyer, Mike Hanzel and Eric Klinger), cover songs, and a fourteen-song live set filmed in the Czech Republic, in total bearing over 78 minutes of material! The DVD that joins the disc contains over 90 minutes of additional material, including tons of live footage featuring several full concerts, as well as fan-filmed footage and tons of extras, making this an absolute must-have for any fan of PRO-PAIN‘s patented, groove-laden thunder.

20 Years Of Hardcore Track Listing:

CD:

New Tracks:

01. Damnation

02. Hands In The Jar

03. Someday Bloody Someday

04. True Liberation

Re-recorded Tracks:

05. Foul Taste Of Freedom 2011

06. Make War (Not Love) 2011

07. Denial 2011

08. Shine 2011

Cover track:

09. Keine Amnestie für MTV

Live In Brno (CZ)

10. Unrestrained

11. Three Minutes Hate

12. Can You Feel It

13. UnAmerican

14. Neocon

15. No Way Out

16. F*ck It

17. Draw Blood

18. The Shape Of Things To Come

19. In For The Kill

20. Let The Blood Run Through The Streets

21. Foul Taste Of Freedom

22. All For King George

23. Destroy The Enemy

DVD:

Beograd Concert – SKC 1998:

01. Shine

02. Make War (Not Love)

03. State Of Mind

04. The Stench Of Piss

05. Life’s Hard

06. Get Real

07. Time

08. Foul Taste Of Freedom

09. Crush

10. Box City

11. Blood Red

12. Bad Blood

Live at With Full Force:

01. Casualties Of War – 2002

02. UnAmerican – 2005

03. Fuck It – 2007

Live At Lausitzring 2005:

01. Neocon

02. One World Ain’t Enough

03. Left For Dead

04. Life’s Hard

05. Get Real

Fan Filmed Footage:

01. Iraqnophobia 1993

02. Johnny Black 1996

03. Act Of God 1999

04. Smokin’ Gun 1999

05. Implode 2005

Rare Clips From The Vault: A montage of old rare footage

Official Promo Video: “Down For The Cause”

Aggressive, meticulous, passionate, righteous – all distinguishing traits that have come to symbolize the fundamentals of Metal/Hardcore pioneers PRO-PAIN. Since their crushing debut album Foul Taste Of Freedom stormed onto the scene in 1992, PRO-PAIN have become a household name of Heavy Music listeners around the globe. Their successful and enviable career has perpetually prospered throughout its course and yet they still manage to find room to improve, and more importantly, impress.

Formed by vocalist/bassist Gary Meskil (ex-Crumbsuckers), PRO-PAIN have over the years benefited from substantial support from an ever-growing and loyal fanbase, international extreme music press and media, hard rock radio, MTV’s Headbangers Ball, and more, helping the band’s worldwide catalog sales approach one million units to date.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on PRO-PAIN, click on the links below:

http://www.pro-pain.com

http://www.afm-records.de

LONG LIVE PRO-PAIN.

Stone.

ARSON ANTHEM “Insecurity Notoriety” – A Hardcore Album That Trounces Anything In It’s Path

Posted in extreme music, hardcore bands, hardcore music, hardcore punk, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

ARSON ANTHEM – Released on October 12, 2010, on Housecore Records, Insecurity Notoriety is the first full-length album from Arson Anthem. A Hardcore band of enormous Punk aptitude, Arson Anthem is, no matter how you slice or dice it… a Hardcore supergroup. With Phil Anselmo on guitar and needing little to no introduction, his years fronting the iconic Pantera is unequivocally legendary, not to mention his years vocalizing with Sludge Metallers known as Down.

Mike IX Williams on vocals is also the front man for the Sludge Metal warriors – Eyehategod. Hank Williams III has brandished his very own successful solo career and played alongside Phil Anselmo with Superjoint Ritual. Hank also has molded and brought to underground fame his Metal meets Punk band called… Assjack. Collin Yeo rounds out Arson Anthem on bass, coming from his alt-heavy band… PonyKiller.

So, it is fair to think, that Arson Anthem won’t be making their Grammy Awards performance debut anytime soon. This is why Hardcore exists, this is why Arson Anthem exists, to shove it in the face of the mainstream lovin’ and tuxedo wearin’ Grammy crowd. That same crowd who would probably cry and break out in puffy-red hives if Arson Anthem strolled down their red carpet. Blue collar, street and pissed off about somethin’, this is why I dig Hardcore and Arson Anthem. Accept it or go hide behind your stacks of Wall Street Journals. Once you put this new Arson Anthem CD into whatever “machine” your using, just know that the “stick it to the man” warning light just went on.

There are 17 songs on Insecurity Notoriety and 12 of them are under two minutes long. This is Hardcore and in your face, brutal and unforgiving of any insult to injury. Listening to this album is a lesson in quick release rage therapy. Arson Anthem has accomplished a remarkable task in keeping themselves sounding original. Arson Anthem’s reverence for Old School, with thick slivers of Punk fueled outbursts and playing for keeps, dramatically elevates the totality of their barbed wire hardness. This is a band that obviously knows where their Black Flag vinyl is kept.

Hank Williams III doesn’t just play the drums on these songs, he decimates them. Mike IX Williams doesn’t sing, are you kidding? Mike rants and screams his vocal chords inside-out. Collin Yeo doesn’t try to keep timed rhythm while playing bass, instead, he pummels his strings into frantic rhythmic chaos that might just open up the center of the Earth. Then there is Phil Anselmo on guitar, exhibiting some mighty riffs that cover the Extreme Metal spectrum. Phil leads by Hardcore example, with his axe attack teetering on the insane, he will even throw in some micro solos, making a song like Crippled Life seem as if it is going to explode it’s pissed off attitude straight from hell.

When Extreme combines with Hardcore, Punk and Metal, the only thing that can come out of it is a profoundly brutal piece of work. Arson Anthem has taken their Extreme Music roots and latched them upon their instruments, to create their first full-length that makes a pummeling statement. This is a crushing work of Extreme art that is Arson Anthem’s Insecurity Notoriety.

* For more info on ARSON ANTHEM, just click on the link below:

ARSON ANTHEM – myspace music

* For more info on HOUSECORE RECORDS, just click on the link below:

HOUSECORE RECORDS

ARSON ANTHEM:

Mike IX Williams – vocals

Philip H. Anselmo – guitar

Collin Yeo – bass

Hank Williams III – drums

Track Listing For Insecurity Notoriety:

Naught

Foul Pride

Isolation Militia

More Than One War

Insecurity Notoriety

Pretty Like That

Initial Prick

Crippled Life

Polite Society Blacklist

If You Heard This (You Would Hit Me)

Hands Off Approach

Has Been/Had Been

Primate Envy

Death Of An Idiot

Codependent And Busted

Kleptomania

Teach The Gun (To Love The Bullet)

LONG LIVE ARSON ANTHEM.

Stone.

The Devil Wears Prada “Zombie EP” – Get Scared, Get Very Scared…

Posted in extreme music, hardcore bands, hardcore metal music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, metal music, metal odyssey, metalcore music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – From the initial sounds of an angry thunderstorm hovering upon you on the opening track Escape, The Devil Wears Prada proves there is no room for watering down a concept EP that revolves around… Zombies. Zombie EP, released on August 24, 2010, on Ferret Records, is for all Metal intents and purposes Extremely Heavy.

All five songs are about Zombies and the nightmare of having them take over humanity. Zombies… that’s Metal. The Devil Wears Prada makes it very apparent that they are Metal as well, based on their extremities of speed and heaviness, combined with vocals that quite possibly could bring Mount St. Helens down to its fiery knees. Metal be thy name, can Mike Hranica belt out the lyrics with the upmost Hardcore potency, while making me feel like I really should be scared about these damned Zombies.

If there ever was any doubt that a Metalcore band could pull off an amazingly Extreme Metal EP of the harshest degree, then the The Devil Wears Prada makes me a believer. This young band has given me every reason to believe they will be around for another ten or twenty years from now… while never lending themselves to being just another number on the long list of Metalcore star gazers. What makes Zombie EP so real for me, is it’s sheer intensity that never caves into a dull moment. Metal be damned, just try to fast forward through any one song on Zombie EP and you are short-changing yourself from the total relentlessly Extreme package.

The Devil Wears Prada "Zombie EP" large album promo pic #5

I can completely embrace what The Devil Wears Prada has accomplished with this Zombie EP. Yes, their fusion of Extreme Music genres is worthy of raucous applause, only the haunting Zombie concept just seems to fit so perfectly with their ferocity of sound, that in turn envelopes the mind and senses so seemlessly well. All the key elements of Extreme Metal and Hardcore are ever apparent with The Devil Wears Prada. To lump this band into a Metalcore only bucket is a result of not listening to what they play. From the blast beats to a guitar tandem spilling out memorable heavy riffs while mixing up Death Metal caliber grooves, the melodic shades of this band do spill out onto their songs by some amazing miracle.

My recommending The Devil Wears Prada to Metal, Hardcore and Extreme Metal fans is an easy thing to do. Giving this band a listen and experiencing their fired up energy and Extreme sound on this EP might just serve many a Metalhead right… both young and old. Just the front cover photo of this Zombie EP gives off enough scary vibes to last an hour. There is something about those sinister power lines, amid the backdrop of a fog filled landscape and greying sky… that’s Zombieville if I ever saw it. The liner notes contain excellent creepy and macabre photography as well, along with the back cover to this Zombie EP, (see pic below).

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA:

Mike Hranica – vocals & lyrics

Chris Rubey – guitars

Jeremy DePoyster – guitars & vocals

Daniel Williams – drums

James Baney – keys & synth

Andy Trick – bass

Track Listing For Zombie EP:

Escape

Anatomy

Outnumbered

Revive

Survivor

* For more info on The Devil Wears Prada, just click on the link below:

The Devil Wears Prada – Official Website

LONG LIVE THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.

Stone.

HATEBREED To Headline Stillborn Fest! Plus: HATEBREED U.K. And Asia Tour Dates!

Posted in concerts, hard rock music, hardcore bands, hardcore metal music, hardcore punk rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

(New York, NY) — HATEBREED have announced a fist full of east coast headlining shows this winter as STILLBORN FEST. “We’re excited to continue with our Holiday tradition of doing Stillborn Fest. It’s going to be great to play for all of our diehards in the North East.” The band will celebrate the 15 year anniversary of the release of “Under The Knife” which came out on cassette & 7″ in 1995’. Jasta adds, “We’ll definitely be adding some old jams back into the set. See you there!

Supporting on this short run are FOUR YEAR STRONG (Allentown & Poughkeepsie), H20 (Allentown only), A LIFE ONCE LOST, THIS IS HELL, TRAPPED UNDER ICE & Stillborn Recording Artists THY WILL BE DONE, THE WORLD WE KNEW & STRENGTH FOR A REASON (where noted.)

12/27/10 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon with: A Life Once Lost, Thy Will Be Done, The World We Knew & Hate Your Guts

12/28/10 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock with: Four Year Strong, H2O, Trapped Under Ice, This Is Hell, Thy Will Be Done, The World We Knew & Strength For A Reason

12/29/10 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance with: Four Year Strong, A Life Once Lost, Trapped Under Ice, Fireworks, This Is Hell, Thy Will Be Done, The World We Knew & Strength For A Reason

12/30/10 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater with: A Life Once Lost, This Is Hell, Thy Will Be Done, Hate Your Guts, The World We Knew & Strength For A Reason

** HATEBREED will also be participating in this year’s 98KUPD’s “BIG RED NIGHT OF THE DEAD” on October 23, 2010, alongside DEFTONES, ALL THAT REMAINS, MUSHROOMHEAD, PRONG, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES & more! For more info click here: 98KUPD Arizona’s Real Rock

HATEBREED will be hitting various parts of the globe as well, with shows in the UK, Japan and a first ever visit to South East Asia! Dates can be found below. Visit HATEBREED – myspace music for more international tour info.

10/27/10 – Tennis Indoor Senayan – Jakarta, INDONESIA

10/30/10 – V Hall Seoul – REPUBLIC OF KOREA

10/31/10 – KHS Auditorium Taipei – TAIWAN

11/02/10 – The Butter Butter Bangkok – THAILAND

11/04/10 – Scape – SINGAPORE

11/06/10 – World Trade Center Hall D Manila – PHILIPPINES

11/08/10 – Club Quattro Tokyo – JAPAN

11/10/10 – Bottom Line Nagoya – JAPAN

11/11/10 – Club Quattro Osaka – JAPAN

HATEBREED – Self Titled and fifth studio album of original songs, released on September 29, 2009, on Koch Records, (now E1 Music).

HATEBREED – UK TOUR DATES:

12/06/10 – Bristol @ The Fleece – UK

12/07/10 – Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms – UK

12/08/10 –  Glasgow @ Garage – UK

12/09/10 – Sheffield @ Corporation – UK

2/10/10 – Birmingham @ Academy 2 – UK

12/11/10 – Stoke @ Sugarmill – UK

12/13/10 – Leeds @ Cockpit – UK

12/14/10 – Manchester @ Club Academy – UK

12/15/10 – Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms – UK

12/16/10 – London @ Garage – UK

(Source: Entertainment One press release, October 14, 2010)

* For more info on HATEBREED, just click on the links below:

HATEBREED – myspace music

HATEBREED – Official Website

HATEBREED – Since 1994 and still HARDCORE!

LONG LIVE HATEBREED & HARDCORE METAL!

Stone.

ARSON ANTHEM “INSECURITY NOTORIETY” – RELEASES OCTOBER 12, 2010!

Posted in hard rock music, hardcore bands, hardcore metal music, hardcore punk rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, Punk rock, punk rock albums, punk rock bands, punk rock music, rock and roll, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

ARSON ANTHEM – The first “full length” studio album from ARSON ANTHEM – Insecurity Notoriety, will be released on October 12, 2010, on Phil Anselmo’s very own… Housecore Records. The triple threat combination of Hardcore, Thrash and Punk are what you can expect from ARSON ANTHEM… with the onslaught of Hardcore dominating their music. Sure, you can call ARSON ANTHEM a “supergroup” based on their incredible lineup, only this is a band that brings it Hard… Heavy… and F’n Hardcore! No bullshit found in the music of ARSON ANTHEM.

*As Phil Anselmo has stated about Insecurity Notoriety: “This is vicious Hardcore, so trip out on this record!” – (Hard Rock Hideout Interview, September 20, 2010)

ARSON ANTHEM:

Mike IX Williams – vocalist

Phil Anselmo – guitars

Hank Williams III – drums

Collin Yeo – bass guitar

* Brief Metal career background on the members of ARSON ANTHEM:

Phil Anselmo has forged in Metal, his legendary career as lead vocalist for the iconic Pantera. Phil is the vocalist for the kick-ass and Louisiana born Metal Band – Down. Superjoint Ritual and Christ Inversion are just two more past bands that Phil has been a driving force behind. Mike Williams is the lead vocalist for the Metal Band – Eyehategod. Hank Williams III played bass for Superjoint Ritual and is a vocalist/guitarist for his very own Metal/Punk Band – Assjack. Collin Yeo heads up his eerie and alternatively contagious band – PonyKiller.

* For more info on ARSON ANTHEM, just click the link below:

ARSON ANTHEM – myspace music

* For more info on Housecore Records, just click on link below:

HOUSECORE RECORDS

* For more info on DOWN, just click on the link below:

DOWN – myspace music

* For more info on Hank Williams III and Assjack, just click the link below:

Hank Williams III – Official Website

* For more info on EYEHATEGOD, just click the link below:

EYEHATEGOD – myspace music

* For more info on PonyKiller, just click on the cool link below:

PonyKiller – myspace music

* The debut and self-titled ARSON ANTHM EP, (8 songs), was released on February 19, 2008, on Housecore Records.

Track Listing For ARSON ANTHEM EP:

Year Of The Fork

Doomed Morale

Bunker Life

Hammer Them Out

Wrecked Like Clockwork

Cops Shoot Coke

The Avoider

Sri Lankan Medication

LONG LIVE THE HARDCORE OF ARSON ANTHEM!

Stone.

D.R.I. – “CROSSOVER” ALBUM FROM 1987 REVISITED! “MILLENNIUM EDITION” RELEASES MAY 25, 2010!

Posted in hardcore bands, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, punk rock music, rock music, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

D.R.I. – (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) released Crossover back in 1987 on Metal Blade Records. To describe D.R.I. for those unfamiliar with them, they are an Old School Punk and Metal crossover Band that combined Thrash, Traditional Metal and thick Hardcore flavor with a Punk attitude to their overall sound. D.R.I. gets described as Crossover Thrash over the years too, which is just fine and Metal dandy with me. I can’t get too carried away here with the genre tags, just take my Metal word for it… D.R.I. is a Metal Band worth listening to. D.R.I. may not be the household name from the 1980’s, only they are as legit, credibly heavy and blue collar as any Metal or Extreme band that has walked upon planet Earth.

The Crossover album has always been a great listen for me, past and present. The extremities of Metal and Hardcore just seem to boil over on Crossover. Each time I listen to this D.R.I. album, I realize how closely linked Punk Rock and Metal really are, I get that same feeling each time I listen to the legendary Misfits as well. D.R.I. was not looking for any commercial hugs from the mainstream with their brand of Metal meets Hardcore, this band just blazed away with uncompromising attitude and astute, extreme musicianship.

D.R.I. has toured on and off, rather consistently for years, even into 2010, despite their last studio album Full Speed Ahead being released back in 1995. This is a band that would make my Metal day with a new studio album release… then again, their back catalog and especially Crossover, is a Metal and Extreme bounty that has and always will stand the test of time for me.

As I sunk my Metal ears into Crossover this past weekend, I found out once again, just how addicting D.R.I. really can be. After my third listen through to Crossover today, it felt like I opened up a can of Old School Extreme whoop ass, which slapped me in the face… and it set me straight.

** Crossover: Millennium Edition will be released on May 25, 2010, on Beer City Records!!

* Just a sample of where this CD is available for pre-order: You can pre-order Crossover: Millennium Edition on amazon.com and Best Buy.com. Amazon.com is selling it for $15.98 versus Best Buy.com’s price of $13.99… prices don’t include shipping.

* Check out all you need to know about D.R.I. by clicking on the two links below:

D.R.I. – myspace music page

D.R.I. Official Website

D.R.I. as they appeared on Crossover:

Kurt Brecht – vocals

Spike Cassidy – guitars

Josh Pappe – bass

Felix Griffin – drums

Track Listing For Crossover:

One:

Five Year Plan

Tear It Down

A Coffin

Probation

I.D.K.Y.

Decisions

Two:

Hooked

Go Die

Redline

No Religion

Fun & Games

Oblivion

* The word “dandy” was used on Metal Odyssey, in the first paragraph of this D.R.I. post.

Stone.

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