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Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 17, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


Metal Blade lablemates BATTLECROSS and WOVENWAR will kick off their North American Fury Tour tonight supporting Soilwork and Unearth. The trek will coil its way through over two dozen venues, coming to a close on November 16th in Toronto, Ontario. Additional support will be provided by Darkness Divided.

Following the journey, BATTLECROSS will close 2016 with a three-week headlining run: the third installment of the Winter Warriors Tour. This year, support will be provided by Metal Blade labelmates Allegaeon and Necromancing The Stone. In conjunction with the Veterans Ticket Foundation, the Winter Warriors Tour will once again offer free admission to members of the US Armed Forces and the band will donate a portion of their proceeds to local veterans’ organizations in each city.

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Veterans are invited to register for free tickets at BATTLECROSS will be touring in support of their latest album, Rise To Power, which landed on the Billboard charts at #103, marking the band’s second Billboard chart entry (2013’s War Of Will entered the charts at #130). To preview and purchase Rise To Power, visit:

On October 21st, WOVENWAR will release their sophomore album, Honor Is Dead. More aggressive and fluid than its self-titled predecessor, Honor Is Dead was written with contributions from all members, while the music for Wovenwar was mostly written before vocalist Shane Blay joined the band. The results speak for themselves, capturing a group that sounds truly unified, and hungry.

Expanding upon the ruthlessly catchy melodies and hooks of their debut and driven by darker lyrical themes, Honor Is Dead makes for a listening experience with true depth, and a broad emotional range. To hear latest single, “World On Fire,” visit at THIS LOCATION where a drum play through for the track can be viewed, alongside an exclusive interview with drummer Jordan Mancino. For preorder info and to check out a concept video (by the band’s own Nick Hipa) for “Censorship” visit:

BATTLECROSS And WOVENWAR w/ Soilwork, Unearth, Darkness Divided:
10/17/2016 Cats Cradle – Carrboro, NC
10/18/2016 The Loft – Atlanta, GA
10/20/2016 The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
10/21/2016 18th Street – San Leon, TX
10/22/2016 Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
10/24/2016 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
10/26/2016 Glass House – Pomona, CA
10/27/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/29/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/30/2016 The Pin – Spokane, WA
11/01/2016 Dimondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
11/02/2016 Metro – Salt Lake City, UT
11/03/2016 The Summit – Denver, CO
11/05/2016 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
11/06/2016 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
11/08/2016 The Metal Grill – Cudday, WI
11/09/2016 Q&Z – Ringle, WI
11/10/2016 Home Bar – Arlington Heights, IL
11/11/2016 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/12/2016 Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
11/13/2016 Gramercy – New York City, NY
11/15/2016 The Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
11/16/2016 Rockpile – Toronto, ON

BATTLECROSS Winter Warriors Tour w/ Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone:
11/25/2016 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA
11/26/2016 Harmony House – Webster, NY
11/27/2016 Fuze Box – Albany, NY
11/28/2016 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
11/29/2016 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
11/30/2016 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
12/01/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
12/02/2016 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
12/03/2016 The Iron Heights – Augusta, GA
12/04/2016 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
12/07/2016 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA
12/08/2016 Shooters – Texarkana, AR
12/09/2016 The Korova – San Antonio, TX
12/10/2016 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
12/11/2016 Thunder Alley – Oklahoma City, OK
12/12/2016 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
12/13/2016 Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
12/14/2016 The East Room – Nashville, TN
12/15/2016 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
12/16/2016 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
12/17/2016 The Token Lounge – Westland, MI


Source: Earsplit PR

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Evil Over Europe Tour With POSSESSED And BELPHEGOR Announced

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on October 17, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


The Flaming Arts Agency and Terrorizer Magazine present one of the most extreme tours of the year! The “Evil Over Europe” double-headliner tour featuring POSSESSED, the godfathers of the death metal genre, and BELPHEGOR, one of the most extreme line-ups to ever come out of the death black metal scene. Blasphemy will ensue, as joining these two titans will be America’s finest Black Metal Export ABSU! Both BELPHEGOR and POSSESSED will be rotating each night playing 1 hour sets. Do not miss this tour of legends!

Helmuth comments: “Hails! BELPHEGOR will siege through Europe with full gear and artillery! Be prepared Europe, do NOT miss these diabolical ceremonies.”

Jeff Becerra comments: “We look forward to spread Death Metal and blasphemy on this Evil Over Europe tour. These shows will be legendary.”









Shown above: BELPHEGOR


Source: ClawHammer PR

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HAMMER KING – Makes Official Video Offering To Heavy Metal Gods

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


German Power Metal Quartet HAMMER KING have released an official video for the title track from forthcoming album King is Rising. The video was shot at  the PFAFF-Areal-Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH in Kaiserslautern by JWKM (Jürgen Walzer Kreative Medien). Go forth and get your Heavy Metal groove on at the link below.

Cruz Del Sur Music will release HAMMER KING‘s sophomore album King is Rising on November 11.

Recorded at Powerwolf‘s Studio Greywolf, King is Rising is once again packed with the truest Heavy Metal in this and all possible other worlds. It is Heavy Metal in the tradition of IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST, crossed with the German Power Metal of HAMMER KING‘s peers.

King is Rising contains 12 Metal anthems literally made for live performances with a nod towards faster paced songs compared to debut album Kingdom Of The Hammer King.

Thematically, the second chapter of HAMMER KING‘s saga pertains to war and revolt, while the King’s battle stories drastically bespeak today’s global crises.  For the album’s artwork the band decided to again partner with brilliant German artist Timo Würz, and the result speaks for itself. Timo is the kind of artist who guarantees quality in every aspect of his job!


King Is Rising will be available on Compact Disc (with one bonus track), Vinyl and Digital formats. The album’s release party will be held on November 12 at Cruz Del Sur Music own’s Burn This Town Festival in Rome. Also appearing will be Sacred Steel, Rosae Crucis, Battle Ram andGraal.

HAMMER KING consists of former ROSS THE BOSS vocalist Titan Fox, former SALTATIO MORTIS’ drummer Dolph A. Macallan rounded out by K.K. Basement on bass and Gino Wilde on guitars.


Source: ClawHammer PR

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GLENN HUGHES – New Solo Album “Resonate” Releases On November 4th – New Song “My Town” Streaming Now!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


If you didn’t listen to the great Glenn Hughes singing  My Town (see above) just yet, do it now! C’mon, hit that start button! There is only one Glenn Hughes and he delivers on this song! Whoa! Enormous song! This song has made me so happy today, I cannot express it in words. Glenns’ vocals are of what being an elite Rock ‘N Roll singer is all about! I cannot say enough here, I’m flabbergasted. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Glenns’ new studio album, Resonate, releases via Frontiers Music SRL this November and you can get the Rockin’ skinny below:

Pre-order here:

RESONATE is out November 4th and can be pre-ordered on CD or MP3 from Amazon Music here: (All MP3 pre-orders include instant downloads of “My Town” and “Heavy”.)



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AIRBOURNE – New Album “Breakin'” Outta Hell” First Week Worldwide Chart Rankings

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music with tags , , , , on October 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


AIRBOURNE – Australian Hard Rockers AIRBOURNE have released their fourth whiz-bang studio album, Breakin’ Outta Hell, on September 23rd. Their new record label is Spinefarm Records. Check out above where their new studio album landed on the worldwide charts! Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone


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QUIET RIOT – Announces New Vocalist SEANN NICOLS For 2017

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 5, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


Los Angeles, CA, October 5th 2016 – QUIET RIOT is very pleased to introduce Seann Nicols (formerly of Adler’s Appetite) as their new vocalist starting in 2017. Quiet Riot are currently in the studio with Seann recording their forthcoming full length album of all new material, to be released on Frontiers Records in early 2017. They will also be releasing a music video, which will be the first QUIET RIOT music video since 1989. The band will kick off their tour on January 27 in Medina, Minnesota and will continue their touring schedule around the globe.

Vocalist Jizzy Pearl who is departing to concentrate full-time on his solo career will finish off the 2016 QUIET RIOT tour dates through December. Frankie Banali says the departure is amicable. “QUIET RIOT thanks Jizzy for a great three years and we wish him the very best.”

QUIET RIOT is a rock & roll phenomenon. Famously described as the first Heavy Metal band to top the pop chart at #1 on Billboard magazine, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album “Metal Health”. After several member changes, and three years after the untimely passing of original lead singer Kevin DuBrow in 2007, Frankie Banali, an original member of the 1982 Metal Health classic line up, continued the musical legacy of QUIET RIOT along with bassist Chuck Wright who has been in and out of the band since 1982, and guitarist Alex Grossi who has been in the band since 2004.

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Alberta’s LOUD AS HELL METAL FEST Open 2017 Band Submissions!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on October 3, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


After a sold out 2016 Loud As Hell that included a line up with Unleash The Archers, Striker, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Divinity, West of Hell, Disciples of Power and more, festival organizers Semchuk Productions and Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo have a posted  a thank you video to all those who came out and supported at the following link or watch below:

Now moving into its sixth consecutive year, Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival presented by Semchuk Productions, Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo, Prairie Fire Events and Asher Media Relations promises a huge line up for 2017 that will feature some of the country’s most talented Metal bands to make the ground rumble in the heart of the Alberta badlands.

Being one of the biggest Metal shows in Western Canada with onsite camping, vendors, tattoo artists, suspension demos, guitar and drum clinics, models and everything else that the big guy probably doesn’t approve of… Loud As Hell is now taking band submissions for its 2017 edition talking place once again in Drumheller, Alberta at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds from August 4th to 6th.

Band submissions are at the following link (submissions open October 1st till December 1st) (email, facebook messages or text messages submissions will not be accepted).


Loud As Hell 2017 social media hashtag is #LAH666.

Also check out’s live review of LAH 2016 here.

For more info, please visit these links:

@Loudashellfest #LAH666

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Festival Bio:

Loud As Hell Metal Festival in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada will be celebrating year 6 in 2017. As always the festival takes place over an August long weekend from August 4th-6th. They always work their hardest to deliver the best lineup in the West ready to melt your face off. Featuring over 30 of the top Canadian Metal bands and you won’t want to miss any of it. And don’t forget about their freak shows, burlesque dancers, clinics, vendors and dinosaurs! Stay tuned to this site for all the details to come!



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