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MARS RED SKY – Signs with Listenable Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock, world news with tags , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Considered one of the greats of the European stoner rock scene, France’s MARS RED SKY have gained international recognition due to a unique sound, based on thick infectious grooves and melodic aerial guitar riffs. This is truly a one of a kind experience, wrapped up by Julien Pras’ ethereal vocals, Matgaz’ powerful rhythms and Jimmy Kinast’s pachydermic bass lines. Somewhere between doom metal and 70s psyche pop, MARS RED SKY intrigues and attracts the masses to celebrate this cosmic ritual of solar burning fuzz and reverberated atmospheres.

Driven by the huge success of their eponymous debut record, recorded in Spain’s mystic Bardenas Desert and released in 2011, the band was invited to play on the largest European stages with Kyuss Lives!, Dinosaur Jr. and Sleep, as well as popular festivals like Eurockéennes de Belfort, Roadburn, London & Berlin Desertfests, Sziget Festival and SXSW (USA). All in all, MARS RED SKY has played in more than 20 countries.


With their incredibly heavy and hypnotic performances, MARS RED SKY have been considered as one of the most thrilling live acts among the international stoner rock scene. In 2012, they paired up with French doom metal monsters Year Of No Light, to release a three-track split record, which sold out in a blink of an eye.

The release of their Be My Guide EP in 2013 opened the path for an extensive tour across Europe, then across the Atlantic for gigs in Latin America. This is where the band recorded their new album, due out this spring on Listenable Records. A limited edition 7″ EP containing exclusive material will be released in March, more details coming shortly.



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DRAWERS Debuts “Shadow Dancer” With New Noise Magazine

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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New Noise Magazine has posted the exclusive world premiere of Shadow Dancer, the first single off of the upcoming self-titled album from French Stoner/Doom Metal outfit DRAWERS. Due out February 11 on Kaotoxin Records, Drawers was recorded live to tape in the studio and delivers plenty of intense, heavy and catchy grooves.

Check out “Shadow Dancer” at this location.

Drawers will be available for pre-order on January 14. Stay tuned for more details.


Stone Says: Y’all gotta check out Shadow Dancer from Drawers! This song is an absolute and righteous Metal ass kicking that I very much deserved. Metal be thy name.



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WEED IS WEED – Featuring Legendary Alumni From Pentagram, Earthride & Spirit Caravan – Sign To Ripple Music

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Top-tier Stoner/Doom Metal band WEED IS WEED has signed a world-wide deal with Ripple Music for the release of their full-length album, Blunt Force Trauma.

Years of seismic rumbling have led way to the tectonic formation that is WEED IS WEED. Two legendary masters of Maryland Doom, Dave “Sherm” Sherman and Gary Isom, come with a stoner/doom metal pedigree second to none. Sherm and Gary have been the creative catalysts in such genre defining bands as Pentagram, Earthride, and Spirit Caravan, and now they’re set to launch their newest, blazing heavy rock venture.

Having assembled their most blazing line-up ever, this group of musicians have crafted the perfect sound track for red-eyed blazers the world over – Blunt Force Trauma. Blitzed out, stoned heaviness is the order as this collection of tales of reefer madness and alligator fights is slated to be released early 2014 by the ever impressive Ripple Music.

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That’s right folks… People are about to take notice.

Sherm is completely shredding the vocals, undoubtedly turning in his best performance to date, as he is more than ably backed by the rip and tear of the triple (3!) guitar attack courtesy of Gary on slide & lead guitar teamed up with Jason Fisher and Rob Portillo’s riffing and rolling. Match that with the full on rhythmic assault of Darren Waters on bass, and the single moniker’d Cougin on drums, and this band is ready to pummel the unsuspecting ear drums of those about to burn!

With the ink just dry on their contract with Ripple Music, it is being announced that WEED IS WEED has also signed on with 313 INC Artist Management to help further their reach and plan their underground takeover.

Watch for some pre-release touring to be announced soon.

It’s no doubt that the riffs are gonna be huge, the vocals are gonna be gritty and the low-end will rumble that PBR floating in your stomach. Weed Is Weed is taking over… and it’s going to be a smoky green revolution.

Check out some sneak peeks of the upcoming release, Blunt Force Trauma (Ripple Music) now at


11/02 @ Iallos – Knoxville, MD

11/08 @ Strange Matter – Richmond, VA – Stoner Hands of Doom Fest


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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DIESTO “For Water Or Blood” – One HEAVY Album For Your 2013 NEED List!

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , on August 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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4.5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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DIESTO – Portland, Oregon is home to DIESTO; a band that’s incredibly heavy, from every musical angle, note and lyric. Every instrument played in this band is played heavy as freaking hell. Stoner, Doom and even CLUTCH fans who’ve not heard DIESTO (yet) will revel in this band’s sound. Aw, hell, any Metal fan will have something to marvel at with DIESTO; this band is that good. DIESTO = Riff Fest.

DIESTO will be seeing their fifth album, For Water Or Blood, release on August 27th, via (the mighty) Eolian Empire. This new DIESTO album is without any Metal doubt in my Metal mind, one you have to put on your need list. I want to feature the very best on Metal Odyssey and give my fellow Metal brethren choices that are (to me) legit and badass. DIESTO fits that Metal criteria very well.

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Mark Bassett – Guitar & Vocals
Chris Dunn – Guitar & Vocals
Devon Christian Shirley – Drums
Rusty Powers – Bass

DIESTO pronounces the old school Doom in their songs (think early Black Sabbath) and makes it all sound so rich and powerful! Don’t be fooled that there is (only) 7 songs on For Water Or Blood, these songs are not quickies. This is an album for the backwoods bonfires, with kegs tapped and beer flowing abundantly, below a smoke-filled night sky. This is an album for the big cities too, DIESTO is a band you want your elitist neighbors to hear you playing LOUD so they don’t think of messing with you.

DIESTO are outstanding Metal musicians in my Metal world; listening to these dudes hammer away on this album is a great way to escape from the shit going on in the world right now. The sandpapered and Herculean vocals of (guitarist) Chris Dunn are simply awesome. For Water Or Blood was just the Metal remedy I needed this past week, to keep my Metal veins pumping and my Metal soul burning bright. Metal be thy name.


FOR WATER OR BLOOD – Track Listing:

Trail To The Sun

Edge Of The World

The Road


Adrift At Sea

Dirty River



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ORANGE GOBLIN – To Return To North America This Autumn!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Britain’s premier Stoner Metal band ORANGE GOBLIN will return to perform at venues throughout North America this Autumn. Following the band’s huge success earlier this year as main support for Clutch on their Earth Rocker North American tour, the Brits return for a full headlining run. Kicking off in New Orleans on September 27, the band will visit 38 cities around the United States and Canada before concluding in Nashville on November 9. Support on the tour will come from Holy Grail and Lazer/Wulf.

The trek finds ORANGE GOBLIN continuing a year-long commitment to performances in support of their latest studio album, A Eulogy For the Damned (2012), and first live CD/DVD released earlier this year. This rigorous schedule has seen them perform in over 25 countries across the globe, ensuring that the band is firing on all cylinders and maintaining their reputation as one of the fiercest and most exciting live acts on the planet! In fact, Clutch’s own Neil Fallon was recently seen on That Metal Show wearing an ORANGE GOBLIN shirt and proclaiming them to be one of his favorite bands!

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Released March 12, A Eulogy For The Fans/Orange Goblin Live 2012 includes ORANGE GOBLIN’s complete performances from England ’s Bloodstock Open Air and France’s Hellfest. The package’s DVD includes the official Tom Cronin directed videos for “Red Tide Rising” and “Acid Trial,” the latter courtesy of Scion A/V. It further includes the Matt Chance directed “Red Tide Rising” documentary and Gaetan Chataigner directed “Highway to Hellfest” documentary. Art and design was provided by Jimbob Isaac under the direction of vocalist Ben Ward.

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The live album follows the release of A Eulogy For The Damned, now ORANGE GOBLIN’s highest selling album in North America. Produced by Jamie Dodd and mastered by two-time Grammy-nominated engineer Andy Jackson (Pink Floyd), the album entered the UK charts at position 96 and for the US landed on Billboard Magazine’s Heat Seekers chart at position 38. Tickets for the tour are set to go on sale via all appropriate ticket agencies and venue box offices next week.


Confirmed dates are below:

ORANGE GOBLIN w/ Holy Grail, Lazer/Wulf:

09/27/2013 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA

09/28/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX

09/29/2013 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX

09/30/2013 Club Dada – Dallas, TX

10/01/2013 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM

10/02/2013 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ

10/04/2013 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

10/05/2013 The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA

10/06/2013 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA

10/08/2013 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

10/09/2013 Oakland Opera House – Oakland, CA

10/10/2013 Oak Street Speakeasy – Eugene, OR

10/11/2013 Fall Into Darkness Festival – Portland, OR

10/12/2013 The Highline – Seattle, WA

10/13/2013 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

10/15/2013 The Palomino – Calgary, AB

10/17/2013 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

10/18/2013 Amigos – Saskatoon, SK

10/19/2013 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB

10/20/2013 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND

10/21/2013 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN

10/22/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

10/23/2013 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI

10/24/2013 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH

10/25/2013 Rockstar Arena – Dayton, OH

10/26/2013 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA

10/27/2013 London Music Hall – London, ON

10/28/2013 The Opera House – Toronto, ON

10/29/2013 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON

10/30/2013 Foufounes Electriques – Montrea, QC

11/01/2013 Empire – Springfield, VA

11/02/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

11/03/2013 The Note – West Chester, PA

11/05/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

11/06/2013 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

11/07/2013 Broadway’s – Asheville, NC

11/08/2013 The Earl – Atlanta, GA

11/09/2013 Exit/In – Nashville, TN

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ORANGE GOBLIN is vocalist Ben Ward, guitarist Joe Hoare, bassist Martyn Millard, and drummer Chris Turner. The band is endorsed by Fender Guitars, Marshall Amps, Meinl Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Lace Pick Ups, Orange Amps, Natal Drums, Rotosound, and Jagermeister.


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Behold! The Monolith Members Comment On Kevin McDade’s Death

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , on June 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Chase Manhattan and Matt Price of Los Angeles-based Stoner/Doom outfit BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH have issued the following statement on the tragic loss of singer/bassist Kevin McDade:

“We are deeply saddened to report the loss of our band member, friend and brother Kevin McDade in a car accident early Friday evening. Needless to say we are absolutely devastated by this. Our hearts and thoughts go out to his parents, family and girlfriend. Thanks for the time we had and the music we made together. We will, and already do, miss you terribly.  -Chase and Matt”

Kevin McDade died as a result of an auto accident on Friday, June 21st. He was 29 years old.

R.I.P. Kevin.


Stone Says: The Metal Odyssey family expresses condolences to the family, girlfriend, bandmates, friends and fans of Kevin McDade.


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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Rest In Peace, Kevin McDade.



Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , , on June 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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THE SWORD – Following a successful spring run supporting Clutch and an upcoming tour of Europe and the U.K, The Sword announce today a 25 date U.S. and Canadian tour July 25th to August 23rd.  The tour will be the first to visit Canada in support of the band’s fourth album Apocryphon available now on the iTunes store. Support acts for all dates will be Castle and American Sharks.


Tour Dates:

July 25 –  Dallas TX  –  Granada

July 26 –  Austin TX  –  Red 7

July 27 –  Abilene TX  –  Southern Nights

July 28 –  Lubbock TX  –  Fubar

July 30 –  Farmington NM  –  Top Deck

July 31 –  Tempe AZ  –  Club Red

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August 1 –  Santa Ana CA  –  Observatory

August 2 –  San Francisco CA  –  Slims

August 3 –  San Francisco CA  –  Slims

August 5 –  Portland OR  –  Hawthorne

August 6 –  Spokane WA  –  The Center

August  7 –  Seattle WA  –  Neumos

August  8 –  Vancouver BC  –  Biltmore

August 10 –  Edmonton AB  –  Starlite

August 11 –  Calgary AB  -Republik

August 12 –  Regina SK  –  The Exchange

August 13 –  Winnipeg MB  –  Pyramid

August 16 –  Toronto ON  –  Lees Palace

August 17 –  Montreal QC  –  Il Motore

August 18 –  Brooklyn NY  –  Music Hall Of Williamsburg

August 19 –  West Chester PA  –  The Note

August 20 –  Baltimore MD  –  Ottobar

August 21 –  Roanoke VA  –  Martins Downtown

August 23 –  Baton Rouge LA  –  Spanish Moon 

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Spreading their entrepreneurial wings, the band is also pleased to announce the launch of a second branded beer, Iron Swan. The beer, in partnership with Texas-based Real Ale Brewing Company, marks the band’s second foray into the beer universe following the launch last fall of Winters Wolves in partnership with Baltimore, Maryland based brewery Oliver Ales. Iron Swan will officially launch at the end of July with the four Texas shows that begin the summer tour.

Real Ale Brewing Company says the following about Iron Swan: 

“Our newest canned offering is a tribute to the song that first introduced us to a packaging hall favorite, The Sword. Iron Swan pours a deep copper color and has an enticing intro of fruit and caramel with subtle hints of earth and spice. This medium bodied ale showcases the fruitiness of our house ale strain, along with the rich toffee flavors of English crystal malt. Added complexity is provided by generous amounts of English hops. Iron Swan finishes slightly dry with a mild spiciness that beckons another can. Fire up your turntable and audition Iron Swan yourself.”

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(Source: The Sword newsletter)

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