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PHANTOM 13 “Out For Blood” – An Album Of Horror Punk/Shock Rock Whoop-Ass!

Posted in Hard Rock, horror metal, horror punk, Music, music news, punk, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Phantom 13 - Out For Blood - promo cover pic - 2014

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


PHANTOM 13 are from Columbus, Ohio and play Horror Punk and Shock Rock that transcends the definition of an unsigned band from the underground. Instead, Phantom 13 is a band that not only plays a sensational live set of songs, they also have nailed it with their new record of Out For Blood. Phantom 13 flavors their songs with Horror lyrics, a Horror Punk/Shock Rock energy and attitude, while seasoned with a touch of Metal.

With the newest album from Phantom 13 comes a most fantastical listen into the spooky side of Rock ‘N Roll. I’ve found Out For Blood to be a euphoric 9 song, non-stop Horror Punk and Shock Rock ride! In other words, Phantom 13 makes me feel great with their Horror Punk whoop-ass and that’s what matters most.

Crank up the title track Out For Blood, below! Whoa!!

I cannot say it enough, hot damn, are all 9 songs a kick-ass sonic experience on Out For Blood! The album opener and title track sets the eerie mood and up-tempo pace of what’s to come; whether the macabre mood is subtle or obvious, Phantom 13 knows how to musically and lyrically ignite the creepy that lurks in the dark. This is an album that post-Michael Graves era Misfits fans should be clamoring for, with Sutter Cain’s eloquent and very ominous vocals. Regardless, any cold-blooded Misfits fan of any era should dig the Horror Punk grooves that Out For Blood is chock-full of.

Truth be told, I’ve found this new album from Phantom 13 to be just as good (if not better) than anything Wednesday 13 has put out. I’m very serious about that. I’ll even state that Out For Blood has an impressive notch (or two) more hefty kick in its songs than the Misfits last studio album The Devil’s Rain. Bassist Chuck Black makes certain the Horror stomp and roll tramples all in its path, throughout Out For Blood. Excellent songs all. My favorites are: Voices Of The Dead, the title track, Death Comes Calling and Demon Girl. I can state with clear certainty, that Out For Blood has become an all-time favorite album for me and will appear on the Metal Odyssey Best Of list for 2014. Metal be thy name – Stone.

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DAVE BROCKIE – aka Oderus Urungus, GWAR Founding Member, Vocalist And Artist, Passes Away At Age 50

Posted in art, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, horror, horror metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo: Dave Brockie – The Art Of David Brockie Facebook

Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, founding member, lead vocalist, songwriter and multi-talent for the world-famous Metal band GWAR, passed away at his residence in Richmond, Virginia, on March 23, 2014. Dave Brockie was also famously known as a successful artist:

At the time this post was written, no cause of death had been confirmed. Dave Brockie’s untimely death has been confirmed by the band’s manager, Jack Flanagan.

GWAR are also signed to Metal Blade Records and have released 13 studio albums, going back to 1988’s Hell-o!. Along with their critically acclaimed albums, performances and live stage shows, GWAR’s fan following stretches across generations as well as globally.

Metal Odyssey extends the deepest condolences to the family, bandmates, friends and fans of Dave Brockie. His legendary contributions to the world of Metal Music and Horror imagery/art will forever be missed and never forgotten.

GWAR Website:

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Above Photo: Dave Brockie as Oderus Urungus



August 30, 1963 – March 23, 2014


FROM HELL Presents Epic Horror Concept Album ‘Ascent From Hell’ – Featuring Metal Icons Paul Bostaph of Slayer, Damien Sisson of Death Angel and Steve Smyth of Nevermore, Testament, and Forbidden – To Be Released April 8th, 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, horror metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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“A corpse wakes up in Hell and finds out he cannot rest and must return to the land of the living to find his soul that still lives on inside the body of a priest and drag it back to Hell. When the moon turns red, you must walk with The Walking Dead.”


Oakland, California – FROM HELL is a new horror concept heavy metal band. Their debut release on Scourge Records on April 8th, 2014 is called Ascent From Hell and it is as heavy as it is epic! FROM HELL is the brainchild of George Anderson aka Aleister Sinn, the live narrator of this horror story. This project began in 2007 after his previous band Down Factor with then drummer Ramon Ochoa, Brooks Rocco on guitar and Waylon Ford on bass broke-up. Interested in putting a different type of band together that was not involved in politics, George formed FROM HELL to tell horror stories in the vein of King Diamond. Every song is in some way linked to all of the other songs and when each album starts, they don’t stop until the very end.

After several line-up changes, during the recording of the first album, George enlisted some amazing players to record with him in FROM HELL. For this debut recording, metal icons Paul Bostaph from Slayer on drums, Steve Smyth from Nevermore on lead guitar and Damien Sisson from Death Angel on bass were recruited to make this record happen. This recording is diabolically epic, and heavy as Hell! Every song is different from the next, covering many genres of metal; from thrash metal and black metal to death metal and doom metal. This album is as dynamic as metal can be!

From Hell band promo photo med - 2014

Also participating in this recording is Phil Bennett of the iconic rock band Starship, playing piano on the track Dead Reckoning and a 22-piece choir, The Pacific Mozart Ensemble on four other tracks. Establishing new ground, this record has the first recorded blast beat by Paul Bostaph, orchestrated with shredding guitar solos from Steve Smyth and heavy melodic & syncopated bass by Damien Sisson.

Produced by George Anderson and Steve “Snake” Green, guitar player from Skinlab, a Century Media recording artist, this recording is a theatrical 70 minutes long with segues in between each song to give additional detail to this horror story. With songs like The Walking Dead, Soul Crusher, Nun With A Gun and Ascent From Hell, this record will take you on a heavy metal horror ride to Hell!

As one can imagine, with so many legendary players in its ranks, it is hard to schedule live performances. There is a CD Release/Listening Party and signing event scheduled for early April 2014 in Oakland, California. FROM HELL will tour the West Coast and select East Coast markets to support the release of Ascent From Hell in the summer and fall of 2014. FROM HELL’s show will include a few different guest performers and members of the band who play in other bands will perform as their touring and recording schedules allow.

Visit the band’s website or for more information and future tour dates.

FROM HELL – Ascent From Hell to be released Physically and Digitally worldwide on April 8th, 2014.


(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

Damien Sisson & Stone - 2012





GHOUL – Masked Mutants Of Creepsylvania To Release Hang Ten Via Tankcrimes; Band To Headline Night One Of Brainsqueeze Fest

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, horror metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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In recognition of that holiest of holy days, Record Store Day, the masked mutants in GHOUL are releasing Hang Ten, a limited edition six-song (mostly) instrumental 10″ EP. Featuring guest vocals from Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan) as Henchman #1 and the inimitable R.A. MacLean (ex-Deadbolt) as Kreeg, alongside Digestor, Cremator, Fermentor, Dissector and The Moron Cavern-Shackled Choir.

Hang Ten was recorded by Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (birthing home of SplatterhashSplatterthrash and Transmission Zero), mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering and sports cover art by Sean Aaberg of Pork Magazine.

Surely an anomaly in GHOUL‘s catalog, the EP features songs written exclusively in their unique brand of surf metal the quartet has previously only dabbled in. Hang Ten picks up right whereTransmission Zero left off, relaying the tale of a Creepsylvania in tatters, and the terrible power struggle that ensues between two vicious motorcycle gangs. Noted Cambridge University musical anthropologist Dr. Mantle Bannister PhD had this to say about this odd assortment of tenebrous tunes: “Why, it’s quite remarkable. I’ve never heard the like. Is it surf? Not quite. Is it metal? Maybe. Is it jazz? No, that’s a stupid question, unfit for a real life noted musical anthropologist such as myself. It’s from Creepsylvania, you say? Ghastly country. Absolutely crawling with gypsies. Say, old chap, who let you in to my office?”

Ghoul - promo band pic - #1 - 2013

Hang Ten 10″ Track Listing:

1. The Midnight Ride of the Cannibals MC

2. Kreeg

3. Sidehackers

4. Hang Ten

5. Blood on the Street

6. It Was a Very Good Year

Hang Ten will be released on April 19, 2014 via Tankcrimes Records. Peep the artwork at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, GHOUL will headline the first night of this year’s edition of Brainsqueeze Fest. Set to take place April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli’s Mile High Club, which will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show, the mammoth event features more than a dozen acts including Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Negative Approach. Fucked Up and Cannabis Corpse as well as a gaggle of new Tankcrimes releases to be revealed in the coming weeks! Get your riot gear ready. For more info, point your browser HERE.

Further GHOULish missives to be unearthed in the coming days. Until then, wither.

Ghoul - large band logo - B&W - 2013

(Source: Earsplit PR)

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DEATHLESS LEGACY “Rise From The Grave” – Horror Metal Band’s Debut Album Releases January 3rd, 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, horror, horror metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Deathless Legacy - Rise From The Grave - promo album pic - 2013

“Rise From the Grave” is the first album from the Italian Horror Metal band Deathless Legacy. 10 creepy powerful songs adorned with industrial synth and a taste of hammond, to evoke the inner wishes and fears of all the human-beings walking on this world. Their music is plenty of horror, as their presence on stage: all dressed up and made up like evil immortal spirits, they drip horror aspects from every point of view, including music and atmospheres. “Rise from the grave” mixes heavy, speed and Gothic Metal sounds, giving birth to a new experience of Horror Music: you’ll be scared and exalted, believe the monsters!

Watch the album trailer below for:


RISE FROM THE GRAVE – Track Listing:

01 – Will-o’-the wisp

02 – Queen of Necrophilia

03 – Bow to the porcellan altar

04 – Octopus

05 – Killergeist

06 – Flamenco de la muerte

07 – Spiders

08 – Devil’s Thane

09 – Death Challenge

10 – Step into the mist

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(Source: Inner Enclave Promotions)

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Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, horror metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, shock rock with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Remember when Slipknot‘s Joey Jordison filled in on drums for Korn on the 2007 edition of the Family Values Tour?

Joey will be hitting the road on the ‘Night Of The Living Dreads’ Tour with Korn and Rob Zombie opening up the show every night with his new band Scar The Martyr.

Tickets and VIP packages for the ‘Night Of The Living Dreads’ Tour are on sale now here:

The “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DREADS” tour kicks off Sunday, November 3rd in Reno, Nevada and encompasses 17 dates across the U.S before wrapping November 26th in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

‪#‎KornTour2013 ‪#‎NightOfTheLivingDreads


Korn - Rob Zombie - Night Of The Living Dreads - Tour Promo Flyer - 2013


(Source: KORN Facebook)

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GWAR – Support The GWAR Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Extravaganza

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, horror metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sports, sports news with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

GWAR - Super Bowl XLIX - promo flyer - 2013

As reported on the GWAR Facebook page:

This is the actual signing page for the petition to get GWAR to play the Super Bowl, which is growing by about 5000 signatures a day… I think we need about two million so lets get on it!

GWAR - Battle Maximus - promo cover pic!


New album “Battle Maximus” available now here:


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