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Rest In Peace, Sid Haig, Horror Film Icon

Posted in horror, horror movies, movies, news, world news with tags , , , , on September 22, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary film actor Sid Haig passed away on September 21, 2019, at the age of 80. Sad news, indeed. I’m no expert on the entire film career of Sid Haig; however, his role as Captain Spaulding featured in Rob Zombie‘s House Of 1000 Corpses and The Devils Rejects has left a terrifying impression on me which will last forever.

For me, Captain Spaulding epitomizes the ultimate demonic character I’ve ever witnessed on film. That says a ton and again it’s my opinion. His serial killer role came across to me as being too real; where so many other villains of film are either too outlandish or cartoonish. I’ve yet to see the newest addition to Rob Zombie’s trilogy of terror: 3 From Hell. Without a doubt, I will see this new film of bloody gore! The Rob Zombie films aside, I am eager to look back on other Sid Haig films which I have missed over the years. May Sid Haig rest in peace or continue his soul journey, wherever he may be. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Top photo: Night Of The Living Dead 3D (2006)

Bottom Photo: The Devils Rejects (2005)

STONE.

THE SCABBY GHOULS – Stream Self-Titled Debut

Posted in horror, horror punk, Music, music news, news, punk, Punk rock, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 14, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Horror punks The Scabby Ghouls are now streaming the entirety of their self-titled debut over at Alternative Control.

Stream the album here: http://www.alternativecontrolct.com/music/album-premiere-the-scabby-ghouls-s-t/

“The Scabby Ghouls” blends party-loving punk and the macabre seamlessly for a truly fun and unique experience. Described by fans as “Scooby-Doo Punk” or “Haunted House Punk”, this band celebrates all things creepy, spooky and bizarre year-round. Whether harkening back to the Elizabeth Short murder in the ‘50s, venting in frustration at the inability to drive, or punning on everyone’s favorite Elm Street murderer, the lyrics are as gruesome as they are cheerful when delivered by the Hazards, who also handle guitar work adeptly. This album showcases the band’s ability to blend various punk sub-genres with their own unique sound for an altogether novel experience.

To celebrate the release, The Scabby Ghouls will be playing alongside other local punk and hardcore bands including Stronghold, Hand-Painted Police Car, and Dummy Head Torpedo at the Lookout Lounge on Friday March 15th 2019 at 8 P.M. (Doors at 7 P.M.). $7.00 cover, all-ages show.

The Scabby Ghouls are:
Denise Hazard – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Louie Hazard – Lead Guitar, Backup Vocals
Alex Steffens – Bass Guitar
Nathan Christensen – Drums

Pre-order here: https://thescabbyghouls.bandcamp.com/album/the-scabby-ghouls

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE THE SCABBY GHOULS.

STONE.

THE ORIGINAL MISFITS – To Perform At Allstate Arena In Chicago, IL On April 27th, 2019!

Posted in horror, horror punk, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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The Original Misfits Return to Chicago: April 27, 2019 at Allstate Arena. Tickets starting at $59.75 and up are ON SALE NOW at Ticketmaster! Special guests are: FEAR, Venom Inc. and Power Trip.

LONG LIVE MISFITS.

STONE.

GWAR “The Blood Of Gods Tour” – July Tour Dates And Info

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From the GWAR facebook:

HUMAN SCUM! The tickets for our July tour dates with Light The Torch are on sale now at www.gwar.net/tour-dates.* Both regular and VIP tickets. Only 5 VIP tickets per show. Don’t miss out on the blood fest! #GWAR #TheBloodOfGodsTour (*Fort Wayne, IN date is with DevilDriver)

LONG LIVE GWAR.

STONE.

RIVERS OF NIHIL – Announces North American Tour With Dying Fetus

Posted in Hard Rock, horror, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 7, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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RIVERS OF NIHIL will take on a North American tour this March and April with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, and Sanction. The journey will commence March 15th in Poughkeepsie, New York and make its way through nearly three-dozen cities, drawing to a close on April 22nd in Amityville, New York.

The band will be touring in support of their third full-length, Where Owls Know My Name, set for release on March 16th — just one day after tour kick off — via Metal Blade Records. Whereas 2013’s The Conscious Seed Of Light and 2015’s Monarchy were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, Where Owls Know My Name represents the fall. And although that season is usually associated with death, for RIVERS OF NIHIL, the autumn serves as a rebirth.

Where Owls Know My Nam reunites RIVERS OF NIHIL with Monarchy producer Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life) and Dan Seagrave, the storied artist behind such celebrated album covers as Entombed’s Left Hand Path and Suffocation‘s Effigy Of The Forgotten. Where Owls Know My Name is often just as punishing as its predecessors while assimilating ingredients from musical genres as varied as electronica, jazz, alternative, folk, and the golden age of Shrapnel Records. The resulting music is indescribably progressive, a multifaceted soundscape that goes beyond the wildest dreams of even the group’s most ardent admirers.

For a first preview of Where Owls Know My Name, “The Silent Life” can be heard at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil where the record can also be preordered in various formats.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Sanction:
3/15/2018 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
3/16/2018 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
3/17/2018 Agora – Cleveland, OH
3/18/2018 Opera House – Toronto, ON
3/20/2018 Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
3/21/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
3/22/2018 Skyway – Minneapolis, MN
3/23/2018 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
3/24/2018 Summit – Denver, CO
3/27/2018 Bossanov – Portland, OR
3/28/2018 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
3/30/2018 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
3/31/2018 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
4/01/2018 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
4/03/2018 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
4/04/2018 The Riff – Springfield, MO
4/06/2018 International – Knoxville, TN
4/07/2018 The Ground – Miami, FL
4/08/2018 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
4/09/2018 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
4/10/2018 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/11/2018 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
4/13/2018 Come And Take It Live – Houston, TX
4/14/2018 Texas Independence Fest – Austin, TX
4/15/2018 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
4/17/2018 Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
4/18/2018 Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
4/19/2018 One Centre Square – Allentown, PA
4/20/2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest – Worcester, MA
4/21/2018 House Of Independence – Asbury Park, NJ
4/22/2018 Revolution – Amityville, NY
 Source:
 

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil

http://twitter.com/riversofnihil

http://www.metalblade.com/riversofnihil

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

MISFITS – Original Members Play Las Vegas On December 28th!

Posted in horror, Music, music news, news, punk, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 31, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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MISFITS – Be there when The Original Misfits take over LAS VEGAS and make history at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Garden Arena on December 28th! Glenn Danzig (original songwriter & vocalist) and Jerry Only (original bassist). Get tickets to this unprecedented show while they last here: http://bit.ly/MisfitsVegas #VegasStrong

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Source: Misfits facebook

LONG LIVE MISFITS.

STONE.

Delaware Death Metal Degenerates SCORCHED Releasing Debut Album on Unspeakable Axe

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Delaware Death Metal Degenerates SCORCHED will release their blood-splattered debut opus Echoes of Dismemberment November 25 on Unspeakable Axe Records! You are strongly encouraged to don a poncho, put on a pair of goggles, and then check out the album teaser at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUP3PNijsj0 or below:

Emanating from a sleazy grindhouse theater where the floors are sticky with spilled soda and bodily fluids… sandwiched in the middle of a triple bill with infamous video nasties Cannibal Holocaust and I Spit On Your Grave… Delaware’s deadliest dare you to leap headfirst into the macabre and immerse yourself in Echoes of Dismemberment!

Fueled by all manner of disreputable horror flicks and morbid Metal bands, Echoes of Dismemberment is the Death Metal album of your worst nightmares. Around every corner and under every bed lurks a bloodthirsty madman with a rusty hunting knife, and you are now his prey.

Where do they go… after they rot?

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Track List:

1. To the Chamber
2. Torture Prolonged
3. Flesh Awaits
4. Craving Human Remnants
5. Dealings of a Gruesome Kind
6. Vile Lingering Stench
7. Rot in Confinement
8. Autopsy Incomplete
9. Echoes of Dismemberment
10. Scorched
11. Fluorescent Hell

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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More SCORCHED:

https://www.facebook.com/scorchedde

http://unspeakableaxerecords.com

http://www.facebook.com/unspeakableaxerecords

https://unspeakableaxerecords.bandcamp.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SCORCHED.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

MISFITS “Friday The 13th” Is Coming…

Posted in Hard Rock, horror, Metal, Music, news, punk, Punk rock, rock music with tags , , , , on May 7, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From MISFITS Records newsletter:

The latest EP from the legendary Misfits debuts 4 new horror-punk anthems for the new millennium, each written by founding fiend Jerry Only (bass/vocals) himself! An homage to 80’s era slashers, classic Sci-fi and everything in between – pressed in your choice of CD digipak with 6-page booklet, or Limited Edition 12-inch color vinyl from Misfits Records. Features fiendish new (yet to be revealed) ‘Nightmare’ inducing Misfits art by horror and comic book illustrator Jeff Zornow (Godzilla, ’68 & more).

Pre-order the CD or the Ltd Ed “F13” Online Exclusive Variant Color Vinyl (limited to 350 pcs worldwide) starting Friday, May 13th at the Misfits Records Online Shop and receive instant MP3 download of the title track “Friday the 13th” to hold you over until the full EP is released on June 17th.

All CD pre-orders will ship by or before the 6/17 street date, and all vinyl pre-orders will arrive by or before early July (nearly a month before the vinyl becomes available in stores). Stay tuned for additional details and more news soon to come…

Also available for pre-order digitally on iTunes (with instant grat of the title track) starting May 13th.

BEWARE… “Friday the 13th” is coming Fiends!

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New T-shirt pre-orders also start Fri. May 13th at the Misfits Records Online Shop.

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Misfits Records

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MISFITS.

Stone.

U.S. Metal Super Group THEM Inks Deal With Empire Records / New Lyric Video Released

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 28, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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U.S. Metal Super Group THEM have inked a deal with Belgium’s Empire Records. First up is the release of a limited edition tour CD called Fear Them, which contains three tracks (“Forever Burns,” “Dead of Night,” and “Blood from Blood” from the upcoming debut album Sweet Hollow. The limited edition CD will be available on THEM‘s U.S./Canadian Tour supporting Power Metal giants HELLOWEEN and can also be purchased at http://them6.bandcamp.com (EP artwork by vancekelly.com).

In celebration of their tour with HELLOWEEN (scroll down for dates), THEM has released a new lyric video for “Blood from Blood.” Check it out HERE or below:

THEM‘s upcoming debut concept album Sweet Hollow is a macabre tale of tragic loss, pain and suffering. Sweet Hollow will be released on Empire Records on CD, Vinyl, limited edition Box sets and cassettes in Spring 2016 via all major online music outlets including iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon.com, with European Distribution through Soulfood. THEM previously released a lyric video for debut single “Forever Burns,” which can be viewed at this location or below:

THEM has launched a Gofundme campaign offering some unique, one of a kind items to all their fans in the U.S./Canadian touring regions, and beyond. The campaign can be accessed at: https://www.gofundme.com/5jpu5p7w.

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Prepare yourself for the exhumation of THEM, a band comprised of stellar musicians from around the globe:

Mike LePond – Bass (Symphony X)
Kevin Talley – Drums (Suffocation)
Markus Ulrich – Guitars (Lanfear)
Markus Johansson – Guitars (Sylencer)
Richie Seibel – Keyboards (Lanfear)
Troy Norr “KK Fossor” – Vocals (Coldsteel)

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Sweet Hollow – Track Listing:

“Rebirth”
“Forever Burns”
“Down The Road To Misery”
“Ghost In The Graveyard”
“The Quiet Room”
“Dead Of Night”
“FestEvil”
“The Crimson Corpse”
“Blood From Blood”
“The Harrowing Road To Hollow”
“Salve”
“When The Clock Struck Twelve”

Produced, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero @ flatlineaudio.com

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Tickets for Helloween/THEM can be purchased from tickemaster.com, livenation.com, stubhub.com or from your local box office. The Tour dates are listed below:

Canada
Feb 28 – Olympia theater, Montreal
Feb 29 – Imperial Theater, Quebec City

USA
Mär 1 – Playstation Theater, NY, NY
Mär 3 – Agora Ballroom, Cleveland OH
Mär 4 – Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL
Mär 6 – Showbox, Seattle, WA
Mär 7 – Avalon, Los Angeles, CA

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For more info on THEM:

Facebook.com/thembandofficial

 Facebook.com/empirerecords.be

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Source: ClawHammer PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THEM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CRADLE OF FILTH – To Embark Upon The Inquisitional Tourture North American Tour Next Month

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Barbarous hellhounds, CRADLE OF FILTH, will return to North America next year on the Inquisitional Tourture Tour 2016! The debaucherous trek will run from January 26th through March 8th, leveling a total of twenty-seven cities. Support will be provided by Butcher Babies and Ne Obliviscaris. Tickets are now available at THIS LOCATION.

CRADLE OF FILTH w/ Butcher Babies, Ne Obliviscaris:
1/26/2016 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
1/27/2016 House Of Blues – Boston, MA
1/28/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
1/29/2016 The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
1/31/2016 Filmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
2/01/2016 The Masquerade – Heaven – Atlanta, GA
2/02/2016 Venue 578 – Orlando, FL
2/03/2016 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
2/09/2016 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN
2/10/2016 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
2/11/2016 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
2/12/2016 The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
2/14/2016 Gothic Theater – Eaglewood, CO
2/15/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/17/2016 Avalon – Los Angeles, CA
2/18/2016 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
2/20/2016 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
2/21/2016 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/23/2016 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
2/29/2016 Q And Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
3/01/2016 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
3/02/2016 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
3/03/2016 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
3/05/2016 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
3/06/2016 Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON
3/07/2016 Corona Theater – Montreal, QC
3/08/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY

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CRADLE OF FILTH‘s latest album, Hammer Of The Witches, was brought to fruition in Britain’s Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios. The album’s title is named after the “Malleus Maleficarum,” a medieval document of guidelines regarding the persecution and torture of witches – only CRADLE OF FILTH‘s title version is more retributory: It’s the Hammer Of The Witches; the hammer is in the witches’ hands and it’s payback time.

CRADLE OF FILTH have cast a commanding and macabre shadow across the metal scene for nearly a quarter of a century. Armed with their trademark, cross-pollinated assault that taps into myriad strands of sonic extremity and morbid opulence, they have steadily conquered the entire world, unleashing a malevolent slew of classic albums along the way. From the raw and rambunctious savagery of their 1994 debut The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh to the wickedly monstrous, technicolor bombast of 2012’s The Manticore & Other Horrors, the CRADLE ethos and aesthetic have had a huge impact on the evolution of Metal, the band’s insatiable appetite for performing live and frontman Dani Filth‘s unerring charisma and sense of occasion ensuring that they have established a powerful and enduring connection with Hell-bound acolytes everywhere.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.cradleoffilth.com

http://www.facebook.com/cradleoffilth

http://www.nuclearblast.de/cradleoffilth

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CRADLE OF FILTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – October 28th… From HORROR MOVIES To BORN OF OSIRIS

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, horror movies, Metal, movies, science fiction with tags , , , , on October 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On October 28th, 1983 – The Horror film POSSESSION (1981 film) opened at the Rivoli and other theaters in New York City. This B flick stars Isabelle AdjaniSam Neil (of Jurassic Park fame) and Heinz BennentPossession was written and directed by Andrzej Zulawski.

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On October 28th, 1994 – The Science-Fiction film STARGATE was released to wide-screen theaters in the USA. This film stars the legendary Kurt Russell and James Spader. I absolutely love this movie! I recommend STARGATE tremendously! This movie is not difficult to find; I am now in the mood to watch it again!

If you are addicted to the Ancient Aliens series that is currently airing on the History Channel, you’ll fall head over heals for STARGATE! By the way, I once met James Spader at a wedding I attended in Long Island, New York. This chance encounter took place back in the 90’s. Pretty cool, huh?

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On October 28th, 2005 – The super gory and horrific SAW II was released to wide-screen theaters in the USA, via Lions Gate Films. SAW II was directed by the great Darren Bousman.

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On October 28th, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Soul Sphere, from Chicago’s BORN OF OSIRIS is at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Holy shit and yeah! This album is scathingly extreme and whoa! Soul Sphere receives the Metal Odyssey Seal Of Extreme Metal Approval. My eardrums are truthfully scarred from this album and Metal Be Thy Name!

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LONG LIVE BORN OF OSIRIS.

LONG LIVE HORROR & SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES.

Stone.

Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Festival Welcomes The Additions Of King Diamond, Exodus, Incantation & More; Second Venue Added + Single-Day Tickets On Sale NOW

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on August 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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This November, Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before, boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what’s morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year!

Already stacked with a crushing bill that includes Agoraphobic Nosebleed performing their second show ever, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin doing a live score of George Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead, Superjoint, Eyehategod, Nails, Crowbar, Dropdead, Autopsy, Poison Idea and so many others, the gatekeepers of Housecore Horror Fest today welcome the additions of thrash metal icons, Exodus, veteran death metal legion, Incantation, apocalyptic hardcore punk unit, Gasmiasma, atmospheric drone doom duo, Muscle And Marrow and theatrical heavy metal legend King Diamond; whose performance will feature 1987 quintessential second full-length, Abigail, in its harrowing entirety! As an added bonus, Gwar’s fabled Sleazy P. Martini will also be attending the annual gathering as a special guest!

And the awesome won’t stop there. The fest has expanded the range of its grotesqueries, with a second stage located just steps away from the Aztec Theater. The Korova, at 107 E. Martin St. in San Antonio, will play host to even MORE bands throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional band announcements for The Korova in the coming weeks.

Comments Anselmo: “I am beyond excited to announce that the mighty King Diamond will be attacking the house on Friday the 13th, at the Housecore Horror Festival. All hail the King.”

Adds Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor, who’s shaping this year’s HHF lineup alongside Anselmo: “It’s been a lot of fun piecing together this lineup with Philip. It’s gonna be a wild one, so get your tickets while you still can!”

You can also watch Anselmo’s video announcements at THIS LOCATION.

Housecore Horror Festival Day-To-Day Lineup:

Aztec Theater
Friday:
King Diamond *
Superjoint
Exodus *
Eyehategod
Warbeast
Child Bite

Saturday:
Suffocation
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Corrosion Of Conformity
Negative Approach
Crowbar
Nails
Poison Idea
Dropdead
Cripple Bastards
Gasmiasma *

Sunday:
Goblin (Dawn Of The Dead live score)
Autopsy
Incantation *
Zombi
YOB
Ghoul
Author And Punisher
Gristnam
Muscle And Marrow *
*newly added!

Besides showcasing the best in extreme metal, the festival will screen film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and late festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell. Horror filmmakers are also encouraged to submit their films and winners will be selected in various categories and given the coveted Rot-Scar Award. And yes, Anselmo does watch them all. For rules and deadlines visit: http://housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com/submissions/.

Single-day passes are on sale today. Don’t sleep on this. They will sell out!

Order yours at: http://bit.ly/1JcjGt9.

Additional bands, films and special guests to be announced in the near future. Until then, suffer.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com

http://www.facebook.com/HousecoreHorrorFilmFestival

http://www.twitter.com/HousecoreHorror

http://www.theaztectheatre.com

http://www.thekorova.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HOUSECORE HORROR FESTIVAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – Announces “Abigail In Concert 2015” Tour With Support From EXODUS

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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KING DIAMOND will be back on tour soon for an extra special event for fans – one not to be missed. As part of the set, the band will be performing the classic 1987 album Abigail in its entirety! The tour will begin on October 29th and runs through December 5th, with legendary bay area Thrash Metal band Exodus as the opening act, The full list of confirmed dates is below. The general on sale for tickets begins Friday, August 7th at 10am EST.

KING DIAMOND w/ Exodus:
10/29/2015 The Fillmore – Denver, CO
10/31/2015 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/02/2015 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
11/05/2015 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
11/08/2015 The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
11/09/2015 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/13/2015 The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
11/15/2015 The Civic Auditorium – New Orleans, LA
11/16/2015 The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
11/21/2015 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
11/24/2015 Orpheum – Boston, MA
11/25/2015 The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
11/27/2015 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
11/28/2015 The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
11/30/2015 Myth – Minneapolis, MN
12/02/2015 Club Brady – Tulsa, OK
12/04/2015 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
12/05/2015 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

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Upon its release in November 2014, KING DIAMOND‘s Dreams Of Horror reached #28 on the Billboard Hard Music Charts. This is the only “best of” album covering the band’s entire career. KING DIAMOND and Andy La Rocque meticulously mastered and enhanced these 23 songs into the ultimate editions, chosen by the band from both the Roadrunner and Metal Blade catalogs. Listen to “The Puppet Master” from disc 2 of Dreams Of Horror and order your copy now at metalblade.com/kingdiamond.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com

http://www.twitter.com/realkingdiamond

http://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondofficial

http://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondmercyfulfateofficial

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE EXODUS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MISFITS ‘FIEND’ MASK COMING SOON FROM TRICK OR TREAT STUDIOS!

Posted in horror, Music, punk, Punk rock, rock music with tags , , , on May 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From MISFITS Facebook:

MISFITS ‘FIEND’ MASK COMING SOON FROM TRICK OR TREAT STUDIOS! The first-ever officially licensed Misfits “Fiend” latex mask, complete with old school black fabric hood attached, is coming soon from Trick or Treat Studios! Shipping in July, look for the official Misfits “Fiend” masks available in stores & online worldwide starting this summer.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MISFITS.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – March 13th… Horror Movie Special Edition!

Posted in horror, horror movies, movies with tags , , , , , on March 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Fun House - promo poster pic - 1981 - #810313MO

On March 13th, 1981The Fun House was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. The legendary Tobe Hooper was the director for this horror film and Lawrence Block was the writer. I remember watching this movie quite a few times on HBO, back in the day, during an era when the R rated movies were only shown after ten o’clock at night. This creepy film shows why you should not stay overnight at a traveling carnival. Whoa!

Higway To Hell - promo movie poster pic - 1992 - #0313HTHMO

On March 13th, 1992Highway To Hell was released to wide-screen theaters, via Hemdale. A young American couple are warned not to sleep after the second tree on a certain back road, while traveling to Las Vegas to get married. After fueling up their car and falling asleep, (the girlfriend) Rachel gets arrested by a Hellcop and (the boyfriend) Charlie now has to go to hell to rescue his fiancé.

I love the AC/DC title to this movie and its subtitle Where The Toll Is You Soul is classic! This film was directed by Ate de Jong.

The Last House On The Left - promo movie poster - 2009 - #0313TLHOTLMO

On March 13th, 2009 – The super scary thriller, The Last House On The Left, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Rogue Pictures. The iconic Wes Craven directed and produced the original version of this movie, back in 1972. Wes Craven returned to produce this remake with Sean Cunningham. This film took in over 45 million (U.S. dollars) at the box office. I suppose if a house looks creepy enough, don’t go near it. ‘Nuff said.

It Follows - promo movie poster pic - 2015 - #0313IFMO

On March 13th, 2015It Follows is released to wide-screen theaters. Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, this horror film centers around a 19-year-old girl named Jay and the terrifying situation she finds herself in, after a sexual encounter with another teenage boy. Apparently a supernatural force follows her every step since her sexual encounter and this same evil force can be passed along to another person, via a sexual situation. This movie is obviously pretty darn sexual? Metal be thy name, I’m confused.

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MetalOdyssey

HORROR MOVIES ARE… METAL.

LONG LIVE HORROR MOVIES.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 6th…

Posted in horror, horror movies, movies, paranormal with tags , , , , on January 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Devil Inside - promo movie poster pic - Horror - #2012 - 0206TDI

I always state that Horror and Paranormal movies are Metal. I cannot help feeling that way. The Devil Inside is no different, being a Horror movie that was promoted with posters that can rival many evil Metal album covers, both past and present. The Devil Inside was released on January 6th, 2012, via Paramount Pictures.

Just looking at the demonic nun on the top movie poster is like opening a jar of evil whoop-ass! This movie poster has Black Metal imagery screaming from every crevice! The Devil Inside movie poster below is almost just as abominable to look at; I feel the imagery portrays both Black Metal and Death Metal. Do you feel the same way?

The Devil Inside - Horror movie poster pic - #2012 - 0206DI

Based on a true story, The Devil Inside is about Maria Rossi; a confessed killer of three people. Maria Rossi has been locked up for twenty years, inside a hospital for the criminally insane, located in Italy. Her daughter Isabella seeks to find the truth about her mother’s murderous night. Isabella asks two Exorcists to help her mother overcome evil possession. Then… well… they all find out that four pissed-off demons are possessing Isabella’s mother, Maria Rossi. Whoa and unholy crap!

The Devil Inside was written and directed by William Brent Bell and stars Suzan Crowley as Maria Rossi and Fernanda Andrade as Isabella.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE EVIL HORROR MOVIES.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – November 12th – From “Creepshow” To Queen

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, horror, music news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Queen - Somebody To Love - promo single sleeve pic - #1976FM

On November 12th, 1976Queen released Somebody to Love, the first single off of their fifth studio album: A Day at the Races. The song would reach #2 on the U.K. Singles Chart and #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in America. Above photo: cover sleeve artwork for the 7″ single/45 rpm.

The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks - promo cover pic - #1977SV

On this day in 1977 – With their debut album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols, The Sex Pistols reached #1 on the U.K. Albums Chart for the first and only time. As the only studio album ever released by this legendary band, its influence on Heavy Metal became evident in later years, with Motörhead and Anthrax covering God Save The Queen and Megadeth covering Anarchy In The UK.

Creepshow - promo movie poster - November - 12 - 1982 - #667SK

On November 12th, 1982 – The Horror/Dark Comedy film, Creepshow, was released in U.S. theaters. With a brilliant screenplay by Stephen King and legendary directing from George A. Romero, Creepshow has earned status as a timeless Horror classic, in my Metal opinion. Creepshow consists of five short stories; each a gem in their own right.

Creepshow featured some famously talented actors of the day: Hal HolbrookAdrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, (the late) Leslie Nielsen, (the late) Carrie Nye, (the late) E. G. Marshall and of course, Ted Danson of Cheers fame. Stephen King is also the only actor, in one of the five short stories: The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill. Trust me, Stephen King puts on a grand performance, giving his Jordy Verrill character both a hilarious and somber persona. I highly recommend Creepshow to all who love Horror and Dark Comedy.

Man, I remember going to the theater to see this film with a cool Metal buddy named Jaime, back in 1982; our walk back home was at night, thus we were spooked pretty damn good! I just rented Creepshow a couple of weeks ago and watched it with my wife and daughter; it was their first time watching this movie and they were super-spooked by it all! Good times. Creepshow is… Metal!

Kiss - Kiss Rocks Vegas - #2014 - November - ES

On this day in KISSTORY – November 12th, 2014 – KISS Rocks Vegas Show #4 is tonight, at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Metal be thy name!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

David Ellefson - Bass Magazine - promo cover - April - 2012 - #101

DAVID ELLEFSON

Born on November 12th, 1964 was David Ellefson. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, David! Hell-yeah and whoa! David Ellefson is the world-famous bassist and co-founding member for the legendary Megadeth. David Ellefson also played bass on the 2004 Soulfly album: Prophecy. David also released his autobiography, My Life With Deth, on October 29th, 2013.

David Ellefson - My Life With Deth - promo autobiography  book cover - 2014 - #101

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

PHANTOM 13 “Out For Blood” Releasing On June 30th; Title Track Available For Download Now!

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

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

PHANTOM 13 – It is only fitting, that on Friday the 13th, Metal Odyssey passes along this grand news regarding Ohio’s greatest Horror Punk/Shock Rock band! The new Phantom 13 CD titled Out For Blood is set to be released on June 30th 2014 and the title track is available for download on Bandcamp now!! There’s no microscopic doubt in my Metal mind, that this new single from Phantom 13… 100% ROCKS!! Metal be thy name!! – Stone

Click below and crank up the single Out For Blood – plus BUY the single for (a) name your price, starting at just $1. WHOAAA!

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* For more info on PHANTOM 13:

Facebook: Phantom 13

Website: http://www.phantomthirteen.com

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small

LONG LIVE PHANTOM 13.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE HORROR PUNK.

Stone.

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

Dave Brockie - July 24 - 2012 - The Art Of Dave Brockie Facebook - #207

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: http://www.theartofdavebrockie.com/.

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:

http://www.gwar.net

GWAR - Oderus Urungus - publicity pic - #77780

Above Photo: Dave Brockie as Oderus Urungus

MetalOdyssey

DAVE BROCKIE

August 30, 1963 – March 23, 2014

Stone.

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

From Hell - Ascent From Hell - promo cover pic - 2014 - #7317

“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.”

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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 www.fromhell.net or www.scourgerecords.com for more information and future tour dates.

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

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

Damien Sisson & Stone - 2012

LONG LIVE FROM HELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE HORROR.

Stone.

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