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BATTLECROSS – Concert Photo Gallery And Review – Oddbody’s Music Room, Dayton, Ohio – May 7th, 2016

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Kyle Gunther – vocalist

All photo credits (except for album cover): Stone/Metal Odyssey

Back on May 7th of this year, I went to see the mighty BATTLECROSS at Oddbody’s Music Room in Dayton, Ohio. This venue plays host to many, many national, worldwide and local Metal bands. On this night Metal legends Suffocation and Soulfly were the headliners; with Abnormality and Lody Kong also as opening acts. I went solo to this night of amazing Metal mayhem and I also stayed in the pit for the entire BATTLECROSS set. Yes, I’m crazy at age 50. I did get pushed around pretty damn good too and I stuck it through.

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BATTLECROSS are touring in support of their 3rd killer studio album: Rise To Power.

The next day my body felt like crap from the physical punishment it endured from being in the pit for both BATTLECROSS and Abnormality. I wouldn’t have changed a thing I did and that’s the way Metal is supposed to be if you want to be a human target in the pit. BATTLECROSS played an amazing set of songs and had their packed house of fans going crazy. Lead singer Kyle Gunther commanded the stage, never-ceasing to jump around for a second. Kyle stalked his fans and gave them their monies worth!

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Above: Hiran Deraniyagala – guitarist

The entire BATTLECROSS band is extremely talented at their Metal crafts and are a Modern Thrash Metal band to reckon with. I absolutely enjoyed myself smashing and thrashing around to their Metal! I did (luckily) pause at times to take some photos of BATTLECROSS in action, thanks to a few BIG dudes at the front-line that shielded me from the carnage going on in the pit behind us. BATTLECROSS are from Michigan and are not to be missed if you worship in-your-face, high intensity Thrash Metal. Enjoy these photos I took and thank you for visiting. Metal Be Thy Name – Stone

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Above: Alex Bent – drummer

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Above: Tony Asta – guitarist

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Above: Don Slater – bassist

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In closing, Kyle Gunther is an animated, funny, very, very cool dude.

L: Kyle Gunther, R: Me, um, Stone

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BATTLECROSS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ODDBODY’S.

Stone.

BROODING HERD – “Rewired” EP – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 23, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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William Herd (guitars, vocals, keyboards) and Brad Lewellyn on drums are the one-two wallop that comprises Portland Oregon’s BROODING HERD. The heaviness of this band’s new EP, Rewired, should be enjoyed by Metal and Hard Rock fans world-wide! From large hints of Black Sabbath like atmosphere (thanks to the guitar solos, riffs and bass) united with a Clutch feel of pounding rhythm, BROODING HERD are as tight and crisp as the most polished of any major label Heavy Rock bands out there today. I am amazed this is an underground band that recorded this underground album. Seriously. That’s my opinion and I’m not bullshitting for fun here.

The five songs on this EP are: Rewired, Cryptic Verses, Leech, Greed Machine and Crawl. Each song plays out at 6 minutes plus, save for the title track which is 5 plus minutes. BROODING HERD are light years from Extreme Metal and still their Heavy Rock/Metal has plenty of power-packed muscle to leave me saying: Holy Metal Shit! William’s clean vocals are of the bad-ass mold and I honestly can say their unique as all hell. William plays guitar so damn good, there’s nothing else I nor my ears can say. Brad on drums kills it. Greed Machine and Crawl are my 2 favorite songs on this EP; they both flow with a thunderous charge, man.

With some impressive moments of progressiveness and no boring moments to be had, Rewired is as solid a Heavy Rock album I’ve listened to this year. Now go get yourself some at their bandcamp site and buy some real music. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BROODING HERD.

Stone.

NIGHTMARE – New Studio Album Releasing In November, via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on September 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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French Heavy Metal pioneers NIGHTMARE with brand new line-up will release their new album, Dead Sun on November 25th via AFM Records.

World Premiere of the new video clip + digital single Ikarus will be on Friday, September 23rd at 12:00pm CET.

The album has been arranged in France by the band’s long time friend and producer Patrick Liotard together with Joost Van Den Broek (The Gentle Storm, Epica), produced and mixed by Joost Van Den Broek at Sandlane Studios in The Netherlands and recorded at Noise Factory Studio in Belgium with Gerald Jans behind the desk.

Cover artwork of Dead Sun was created by Julien Spreutels (Epysode).

Dead Sun – Track List:

01. Infected
02. Of Sleepless mind
03. Tangled In The Roots
04. Red Marble & Gold
05. Ikarus
06. Indifference
07. Dead Sun
08. Seeds Of Agony
09. Inner Sanctum
10. Serpentine
11. Starry Skies Gone Black

The new NIGHTMARE band made its live debut with new singer Maggy Luyten and new drummer Olivier Casula on June 19th 2016 at Hellfest in France, on July 29th at Metaldays in Slovenia and on August 19th at the Sabaton Open Air in Sweden. Next show will be at FEMME Metal Female Event on Sunday September 25th in Eindhoven (The Netherlands).

To celebrate the album release, the band will be preparing a special night and “release party show” in their hometown of Grenoble (France) at La Belle Electrique on November 25th 2016.

NIGHTMARE – New Line-Up Is:

Maggy Luyten – Vocals
Yves Campion – Bass & Vocals
Franck Milleliri – Guitar
Matt Asselberghs – Guitar & Vocals
Olivier Casula – Drums

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Press Release Source:

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https://www.afm-records.de/en/

* For more info on NIGHTMARE:

NIGHTMARE

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NIGHTMARE.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

STEVE GRIMMETT’S GRIM REAPER “Walking In The Shadows” – New Studio Album Releases On September 23rd!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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PRE-ORDER the new album ‘Walking in the Shadows’ from Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER NOW!

The album is available on CD, digital download and double LP and will be released on 23rd of September!

Follow the links below:

CD: http://www.plastichead.com/item.asp…

Digital download: http://www.plastichead.com/item.asp…

LP: http://www.plastichead.com/item.asp…

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STEVE GRIMMETT.

LONG LIVE GRIM REAPER.

Stone.

SAXON “Let Me Feel Your Power” – New Live Album Releases On October 7th!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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SAXON’s new live album ‘LET ME FEEL YOUR POWER’ hits the stores on October 7th, 2016!! Pre-order digitally now and you will be able to download the live version of ‘Wheels of Steel’ right away:

DVD + CD – http://smarturl.it/SX-LMFYP-Az-DVD

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Biff Byford – vocals

Nibbs Carter – bass

Nigel Glockler – drums

Paul Quinn – guitar

Doug Scarratt – guitar

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SAXON.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL THUNDER.

Stone.

LAST IN LINE – Announces Additional Dates For Heavy Crown Tour

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Last In Line Facebook:

We are happy to announce additional dates for our Heavy Crown Tour. See you on the road!

Tix & VIP meet & greet upgrade packages on sale NOW ►

http://www.LastInLineOfficial.com/#tour

OCTOBER:
22 – Costa Mesa, CA (Tiki Bar)
23 – Los Angeles, CA (Whisky A Go-Go)
28 – Sacramento, CA (The Boardwalk)
29 – Reno, NV (Rock Bar)
30 – Las Vegas, NV (Count’s Vamp’d)
NOVEMBER:
10 – Gwynedd, UK (Hard Rock Hell)
13 – Zwolle, Holland (Hedon) – w Saxon (Official)
14 – Paris, France(Le Trianon) w/ SAXON
16 – Strasbourg, France (La Laiterie) w/ SAXON
17 – Stuttgart, Germany (LKA Longhorn) w/ SAXON
18 – Telfs, Austria (Rathaussaal) w/ SAXON
19 – Zlin , Czech Republic (Masters Of Rock Winter Festival,
21 – Warsaw, Poland (Progresja) w/ SAXON)
22 – Berlin, Germany (Huxleys) w/ SAXON)
23 – Cologne, Germany (Luxor Köln)
25 – London, UK (O2 Academy Islington)
26 – Winter Storm Festival, Troon, UK
27 – Bristol, UK – (Bristol Bierkeller
28 – Nottingham, UK (Rescue Rooms)
30 – Wolverhampton, UK (Wolverhampton Civic Hall)
DECEMBER:
1 – Newcastle, UK (O2 Academy Newcastle)
2 – Sheffield, UK (Corporation)
3 – Belfast, NI (Limelight Belfast)

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For more LAST IN LINE:

www.lastinlineofficial.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE LAST IN LINE.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

HERMAN FRANK – CD Re-Issues Available Now, via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

Before we unleash the brand new HERMAN FRANK album (official announcement coming soon), the first two albums have been re-released on September 9th.

“Loyal To None” comes with the bonus track “Sky Trooper” while 
“Right In The Guts” includes the bonus track “Princess”.

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Needless to say that both albums are essential Heavy Metal releases and a must-have for all fans of Accept and Victory especially.

Order: 
http://shop.afm-records.de/en/frank-herman-en

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HERMAN FRANK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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