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IRON MAIDEN – “No Prayer For The Dying” – Revisiting This 1990 Metal Classic

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

I remember buying No Prayer For The Dying back in 1990. I thought it was so cool that this (now classic) album was releasing in October, the season of Halloween. This album now forever reminds me of Haloween too. Can you dig it? I bought the cassette version first and upgraded to CD some years later.

I still have the same CD (with the original cover art and not the bogus edited version) and just recently sold the cassette. Amazing I had the same cassette all these decades. Unreal. As for the album’s songs, I have my favorites: Tailgunner, Holy Smoke, No Prayer For The Dying, Hooks In You and Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter. “Holy Smoke… Smells Good”… I love that stuff.

I believe this IRON MAIDEN album doesn’t get the full credit it so deserves. In my Metal opinion, when I look at the Bruce Dickinson era of IRON MAIDEN, this album kicks more Metal ass than Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and The Final Frontier. Sure, Adrian Smith left the band and Janick Gers came on board with the production of this album; does it really freaking matter after all these years? Both guitarists are living legends, to this Metal maniac. What’s fabulous about this album is the songs are very much written like those of their 80’s classics; with no eleven minute over progressive baloney.

Bruce Dickinson sounds so superb on this album, per usual. Bruce truly shows his range on Public Enema Number One; just another memorable song on this album for me. I honestly listened to the cassette version of this album in my car, so many times, it’s nothing short of amazing. Without a trace of doubt, I have never grown tired of No Prayer For The Dying. This release is a MUST for any new IRON MAIDEN fans out there and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. The only reason this album didn’t get it’s just due is for the year of its release. I believe if this album was released in 1987 or 1988 it would be regarded as highly as Somewhere In Time. Just saying. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Martin “The Bishop” Birch produced, engineered and mixed No Prayer For The Dying. This album was released via Epic. The iconic artist Derek Riggs created the incredible album cover.

IRON MAIDEN: Bruce Dickinson (vocals), Dave Murray (guitar), Janick Gers (guitar), Steve Harris (bass) and Nicko McBrain on drums.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

STRYPER – 2019 “History Tour” Set To Begin On May 10th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 20, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From the Stryper newsletter:

On Friday, May 10th, we’ll be kicking off the History Tour in Greenville, South Carolina! Check out the confirmed dates below with more to come! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity as we perform our greatest hits and covers that influenced our generation!

* The South America dates will not be part of the “History Tour” per say, (the band will be performing their own songs only, no covers).

CLICK HERE TO READ THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

STONE.

WALKING CORPSE – Sign To Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; Walking Corpse EP Set For Release On April 19

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 19, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions welcome WALKING CORPSE to the roster with their debut release, Walking Corpse. Hailing from Göteborg Sweden, WALKING CORPSE are a Deathgrind quartet that formed in 2017. Walking Corpse features four unrelenting, uncompromising tracks that fuse Grindcore madness with Death Metal technicality for a malicious medley of controlled chaos.

Walking Corpse showcase frenetic fretwork with disorienting and dissonant riffs, colossal drums featuring head spinning blastbeats, and ear-shredding screams that wake the dead. A non-stop aural assualt for fans of Antigama, Brutal Truth, Cryptopsy, Discordance Axis, Gorguts, Immolation, Morbid Angel, Pig Destroyer, Pyrrhon and Vomitory.

Stream EP track “Trephine” at: https://youtu.be/FhInPoU0sKI

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release Walking Corpse April 19 on CD and digital formats.

Walking Corpse Pre-order info:

Limited Edition CD (100 copies):

www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd191.html

Digital Download:

hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/walking-corpse

T-Shirt:

hpgd.bandcamp.com/merch/walking-corpse-walking-corpse-t-shirt

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions:

www.horrorpaingoredeath.com

hpgd.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE WALKING CORPSE.

STONE.

BARONESS – New Album GOLD & GREY Out June 14th – Listen To New Single “Borderlines” NOW!

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock bands, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 18, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From: Baroness Newsletter:

Our new album Gold & Grey is out June 14 and our new song “Borderlines” is out now, via Abraxan Hymns.

You can pre-order Gold & Grey HERE and get an instant download of “Borderlines,” which you can listen to everywhere HERE. Limited run vinyl is available in the Baroness store.

Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop a more unique and challenging sound. I’m sure we have just finished our best, most adventurous album to date. We dug incredibly deep, challenged ourselves and recorded a record I’m positive we could never again replicate. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know Sebastian, Nick and Gina as both my bandmates and my friends. They have pushed me to become a better songwriter, musician and vocalist. We’re all extremely excited for this release, which includes quite a few “firsts” for the band, and we’re thrilled to be back on tour to play these psychotic songs for our fans. Expect some surprises.

GOLD & GREY – TRACKLISTING:

  1. Front Toward Enemy
  2. I’m Already Gone
  3. Seasons
  4. Sevens
  5. Tourniquet
  6. Anchor’s Lament
  7. Throw Me an Anchor
  8. I’d Do Anything
  9. Blankets of Ash
  10. Emmet – Radiating Light
  11. Cold-Blooded Angels
  12. Crooked Mile
  13. Broken Halo
  14. Can Oscura
  15. Borderlines
  16. Assault on East Falls
  17. Pale Sun

LONG LIVE BARONESS.

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.

NOCTIFERIA – Announce Third Guest On Reforma Project, THE TRUE MAYHEM’s Attila!

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Slovenia’s legendary NOCTIFERIA are currently busy in the studio finishing recording their new album “Reforma – Tribute to LAIBACH”! Today the band announces the third guest on the album, THE TRUE MAYHEM‘s Csihar Attila. Read below the announcement:

“We are beyond honoured to let you know that legendary voice of black metal, The True Mayhem’s Csihar Attila joined Official David Vincent and Jørgen Munkeby on our Reforma project. Attila recorded main vocals for track ‘Tanz mit Laibach’ and it sounds extremely sacrilegious! It was an honour and dream come true for us to work with these three exceptional artists who exceeded our expectations in every way and did an amazing and professional job! Thank you all! More soon!”

As previously announced, NOCTIFERIA revealed two guests on “Reforma – Tribute to LAIBACH” album, being VLTIMAS‘ David Vincent (ex Morbid Angel) and (Norway’s) SHINING sax player Jørgen Munkeby!

Track List:
– Now You Will Pay (feat. David Vincent)
– Eurovision
– Das Spiel Ist Aus
– Smrt Za Smrt
– Tanz Mit Laibach
– No History
– Slovenska Akropola

More info will be revealed soon.

Next NOCTIFERIA shows w/ LIVEEVIL:
18/04/ Ostrava – Barrák music club
19/04/ Brno – favál
20/04/ Praha – Hells Bells Rockin’ Pub

Watch “The Falsifier” Official Video:

Ljubljana’s underground legends NOCTIFERIA, since the beginning (1997) have been spreading their unique style of the Slovenian Extreme Metal Movement. Few could predict what the band and its members would mean for the whole scene in the years to come. Today, just as it sometimes seems that the artists have drained all genres of originality and that all the new musical styles have already been discovered, here comes NOCTIFERIA, bringing something fresh, a style that is uniquely theirs.

More information at:
BAND: https://www.noctiferia.net | https://www.facebook.com/noctiferia/

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE NOCTIFERIA.

STONE.

ONSLAUGHT – The Wait Is Over! Official Single And Video “A Perfect Day To Die” Is Released!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

On March 8th at 13:00 cet, the UK Thrash Legends ONSLAUGHT unleashed to the masses their first single and video “A Perfect Day To Die” from the upcoming album, coming out via AFM Records! Watch and enjoy the video here:

The video got its exclusive worldwide premiering on the recent 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019 Cruise (on January 31 – February 4, 2019).

Next ONSLAUGHT show:
May 24 – Pitfest 2019 – Drenthe, Netherlands
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/445938119196146

More shows TBA.

UK Thrash legends ONSLAUGHT are one of the most explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80’s (Power From Hell / The Force / In Search of Sanity), the band marked it’s path to become a major influence for many Metal generations to follow. Since reforming in 2005, the band have performed countless shows / tours all across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the scene today, with crushing performances at Wacken / Bang Your Head / Thrash Domination / 70000 Tons of Metal / Hammersonic / Hellfest / Brutal Assault & Bloodstock Festivals to name just a few..!!

With four critically acclaimed album releases in 2007 / 2009 / 2011 & 2013 (Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI) and with the back catalog being released no fewer than 3 times ONSLAUGHT stands as one of the most respected acts in the Metal scene today. 2017, the band hit South and Central America, Mexico and once again Europe. One of the highlights of the year however was breaking new ground as the first legitimate international thrash metal band ever to play in the Lebanon. With a new album now well underway the ONSLAUGHT continues, as relentless and hungry as ever!

Source: Alpah Omega Management

LONG LIVE ONSLAUGHT.

STONE.

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