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On This Day In METAL History – December 11th – And METAL Birthday Salutes To Nikki Sixx And Zacky Vengeance. Whoa!

Posted in classic rock, metal festivals, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Billy Idol - American Bandstand - publicity pic - #1982DC

On December 11th, 1982Billy Idol made his American Bandstand debut, where he performed his hits Hot in the City and White Wedding. Whoa, man! Above photo credit: American Bandstand.

Throw Momma From The Train - promo movie poster pic - #1987BCDD

On this day in 1987 – Comedy/Dark Comedy film Throw Momma From The Train was released to wide-screen theaters, via Orion Pictures. This film stars two of the funniest men of our time, with Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal. Kim Greist and (the late) Anne Ramsey (as Momma) also star.

Hook - promo movie poster pic - Robin Williams - #1992RWF

On December 11th, 1991 – The fantasy film Hook was released to wide-screen theaters, via TriStar. The legendary Steven Spielberg directed this holiday season box office smash, as it starred the great and late Robin Williams as Peter Banning and Peter Pan. Dustin Hoffman portrayed Captain Hook and Julia Roberts portrayed Tinker Bell. The screenplay for Hook was written by James Hart and Malia Marmo.

Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident" x-large album pic!

On this day in 1993Guns N’ Roses entered the Billboard 200 Albums Chart at #4 with their covers album “The Spaghetti Incident?”. This would mark their last album to feature original members Slash on guitar and Duff McKagan on bass.

Avenged Sevenfold - 2007 - album self-titled - promo pic

On December 11th, 2007Avenged Sevenfold performed a concert at the Rainbow Ballroom in Fresno, California. A7X were touring is support of their self-titled and 4th studio album.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Nikki Sixx - Dean Markley - Helix SS Bass strings - promo ad

NIKKI SIXX

Born on December 11th, 1958 was Nikki Sixx. Happy birthday, Nikki! Whoa! Nikki Sixx, a native Californian, is world-famous as the bass guitarist, songwriter and co-founding member of the super legendary Mötley Crüe. With 9 studio albums, several live albums and countless touring since 1981, Mötley Crüe have influenced and amazed fans of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. Mötley Crüe’s very successful farewell tour has taken place for the better part of 2014.

sixx am - modern vintage promo cover

Nikki Sixx has also seen his Hard Rock band Sixx:A.M. skyrocket, with fellow members band members James Michael and DJ AshbaSixx:A.M. have released three studio albums since 2007, with all three albums charting world-wide. The newly released Sixx:A.M. studio album is: Modern Vintage. This new album has peaked at #20 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, during 2014.

Nikki Sixx - Sixx Sense - radio program - promo pic - #2014NS

Nikki Sixx also boasts his highly successful nationally syndicated radio show: Sixx Sense.

Motley Crue - band promo pic - band logo - 2014 - #771984

Other notable bands that Nikki Sixx is a former member of: Brides Of Destruction, London, Sister and 58. Metal be thy name!

Zacky Vengeance - Schecter Guitar - promo flyer ad - #2014ZV

ZACKY VENGEANCE

Zacky Vengeance was born on December 11th, 1981, in Olympia, Washington. Happy birthday, Zacky! Yeah! Zacky Vengeance is globally famous as the co-founding member and rhythm guitarist for the powerful Avenged Sevenfold. As a self-taught and left-handed guitarist, Zacky Vengeance is also a co-songwriter and backing vocalist for A7X.

A7X have recorded six studio albums and one live album since 2001 and I personally credit this band for keeping the flame of Heavy Metal burning strong, during the Millennium Decade. One of the first band’s that Zacky was a member of was Society Down; a Crust/Punk band. Another pre-A7X band Zacky was a member of was Mad Porno Action aka MPA.

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Avenged Sevenfold

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

REST IN PEACE, SAM COOKE.

Stone.

VANCOUVER’S LIFE AGAINST DEATH TO PLAY DIECEMBER FEST 2013

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Diecember Fest - 2013 - promo flyer - tyrants blood

Life Against Death have announced that they will once again be playing Diecember Fest in Vancouver BC.

An annual event, Diecember Fest is a two-day blast of some of Vancouver’s finest Metal band’s including such local favorites as Archspire, Tyrants Blood and Burning Ghats. In addition if you bring non-perishable food items to donate to the food bank, you will receive a gift in return! Tickets are $15 per night at the door or $20 if purchased in advance.

Life Against Death’s front woman Twitchy Twitch said about the fest, “I fucking love Diecember Fest! It’s Vancouver’s greatest display of Metal acts and promoters. It’s nuts, I am always sore the next day (which is a measurement of how good it was) it’s killer music, killer people and with the food drive it’s even a killer way to give back to the community.”

More information about Diecember Fest 2013 can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/692003950828483/

More information about Life Against death can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Life-Against-Death/201649642352

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(Source: Curtis Dewar)

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LONG LIVE DIECEMBER FEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

VENOM – Metal Icons To Headline Hammer Open Air Festival 2013

Posted in Black Metal, black metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Venom - Large Classic Band Logo - B&W

VENOM have confirmed they will be headlining the Hammer Open Air Metal Festival 
in Lieto, Finland on 20th July 2013. VENOM last played live in Finland in 2010 at the 
Nummirock Festival, so their welcome return will be a truly explosive event for their 
hard-core Finish Legions, Hell Yeah!!!

For more info, click on that link below! Whoa!

http://www.sacrifire.net/hammer/

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(Source: VENOM Official Website)

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

http://www.venomslegions.com/

facebook: VENOM

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LONG LIVE VENOM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DORO – May & June LIVE Dates = Open-Air Season!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Doro - group - raise your fist - promo banner - 2013

As reported on the facebook page of DORO:

The next run of DORO shows are almost here! Open-Air season rocks!

05.30.13 GER Tann – Röhnhalle

05.31.13 GER Bochum – ZecheBochum

06.02.13 BUL Kavarna – Kavarna Rock

06.05.13 GER Augsburg – Spectrum Club Augsburg

06.07.13 SWE Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival

06.20.13 GER St. Goarshausen (Lorelei) – Metalfest Open Airs

06.21.13 ITA Natz – Alpen Flair Alpen Flair Südtirol

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For more info on DORO, click on the links below! Whoa!

facebook: DORO

http://www.doro.de/

http://www.twitter.com/DoroOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/DoroOfficial

Doro and Stone - Feb. 9 - 2013

LONG LIVE DORO.

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN OF HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

CARCASS – Extreme Metal Legends Headlining DAMNATION FESTIVAL 2013

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, grindcore, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Damnation Festival - 2013 - promo flyer

THE UK’s PREMIERE INDOOR METAL FESTIVAL

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As reported by Damnation Festival:

English Extreme Metal legends CARCASS will return to headline the ninth Damnation Festival for their only UK appearance following the release of their first album in 17 years.

The Death and Grind standard bearers have promised another historic set which will feature cult classics alongside unexpected old gems and brand new material when they take the stage at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 2, 2013.

And after helping to sell out Damnation Festival in advance back in 2008, guitarist Bill Steer is looking forward to performing to a packed house on their return to the event.

He said: “We’re very excited about the prospect of returning to Damnation Festival this year.

“Our appearance there in 2008 was a major highlight for us and this time around, people can expect to hear a fairly different Carcass set.

“The old favourites will be in there, of course, but we’re also planning to play a couple of the less obvious tracks from our past, as well as songs from the album we’ve just completed. Join us!”Carcass - Band Promo Pic - 2013 - #1

CARCASS

With 22 more bands to be announced across three stages, festival director Gavin McInally, said fans can look forward to the melting pot of diverse styles of music Damnation Festival is known for from Black Metal to Post-Rock.

He added: “It was a coup to land the first UK Carcass show in 13 years in 2008 when fans snapped up every ticket going before we made it to the day itself and it’s another coup having the band return following the release of their first new album in 17 years.

“But even with the mighty Carcass topping the bill, we won’t be satisfied until we’ve pieced together a more challenging and brilliant day of music than the eight successful years we’ve already had the pleasure of hosting, so expect a lot more to come from 2013.”

Tickets for Damnation Festival 2013 are on sale now and will be held at last year’s price of £32 for a limited period.

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TICKET INFO:

To buy tickets, visit http://www.leedstickets.co.uk/ , the official Damnation Festival website at http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk/ or facebook: Damnation Festival

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For more info on CARCASS, click on the link below!

facebook: Carcass

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LONG LIVE CARCASS.

LONG LIVE DAMNATION FESTIVAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

INTO THE GRAVE – METAL FESTIVAL – August 2013 In Leeuwarden: Info You NEED!

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Into The Grave - promo flyer - 2013 - Aug - Satyricon - Sodom

Into The Grave -Metal Festival Saturday, August 10, 2013 in Leeuwarden. Paradise LostSatyriconSodomDevilDriverHeaven’s BasementJungle RotBliksemafterparty: Decrepit Birth

early bird: 6,66 – pre-sale: 10 – door: 15 euro

The hardest bands for an early bird price of just € 6.66, that can only be in Ljouwert! The third edition of Metal festival Into The Grave showcases eight bands, and another two at the after-party.

All information on this super cozy Metal Festival is also available at:

facebook: Metalfestival Into The Grave

http://www.intothegrave.nl

Leeuwarden is the capital city of the Dutch Province of Friesland.

Sodom - band promo pic - 2013 - #1

FEATURED BAND: THE ULTRA LEGENDARY SODOM

SODOM – left to right: Makka (drums & percussion), Tom Angelripper (bass & vocals) and Bernemann (guitars)

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SODOM’s newly released studio album, Epitome Of Torture:

Sodom - Epitome Of Torture - promo cover pic

Epitome Of Torture was released in North America on May 7th, 2013, via Steamhammer.

Stone Says: Man, I wish I owned my very own airliner; one which could fly me over to Europe (from Ohio) every time I want to Rock-out at a kick-ass Metal festival, just like this one! I guess I’ll have to wait a while on that Metal wish! By the way, SODOM’s Epitome Of Torture is one of the very best Thrash Metal albums I’ve listened to… ever. Metal be thy name.

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

facebook: Sodom

http://www.sodomized.info

http://www.twitter.com/sodomized

Steamhammer: http://www.spv.de

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LONG LIVE METAL FESTIVALS.

HAIL METAL.

Stone.

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2013 – FEATURING: SLAYER, KING DIAMOND, LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, ACCEPT, VOIVOD AND MORE!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on March 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Bloodstock Open Air - 2013 - promo flyer

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2013 – Since 2001, this unreal and amazing annual Metal event will be taking place once again, in the grounds of Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, UK, on August 8th through the 11th! That kick-ass festival flyer above says it all! Metal be thy name!

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

http://www.bloodstock.uk.com

facebook: Bloodstock Festival

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LONG LIVE BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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