NIGHT RANGER – “35 Years And A Night in Chicago” – Releases On December 2nd, via Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , , on October 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


Frontiers Music SRL will be releasing a very special LIVE Night Ranger album and video on December 2nd! “35 Years And A Night in Chicago” will be available on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only). We will also release a new studio album from the iconic band in the first half of 2017.

Pre-orders are available now:
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AIRBOURNE – New Album “Breakin'” Outta Hell” First Week Worldwide Chart Rankings

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music with tags , , , , on October 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


AIRBOURNE – Australian Hard Rockers AIRBOURNE have released their fourth whiz-bang studio album, Breakin’ Outta Hell, on September 23rd. Their new record label is Spinefarm Records. Check out above where their new studio album landed on the worldwide charts! Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone


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QUIET RIOT – Announces New Vocalist SEANN NICOLS For 2017

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 5, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


Los Angeles, CA, October 5th 2016 – QUIET RIOT is very pleased to introduce Seann Nicols (formerly of Adler’s Appetite) as their new vocalist starting in 2017. Quiet Riot are currently in the studio with Seann recording their forthcoming full length album of all new material, to be released on Frontiers Records in early 2017. They will also be releasing a music video, which will be the first QUIET RIOT music video since 1989. The band will kick off their tour on January 27 in Medina, Minnesota and will continue their touring schedule around the globe.

Vocalist Jizzy Pearl who is departing to concentrate full-time on his solo career will finish off the 2016 QUIET RIOT tour dates through December. Frankie Banali says the departure is amicable. “QUIET RIOT thanks Jizzy for a great three years and we wish him the very best.”

QUIET RIOT is a rock & roll phenomenon. Famously described as the first Heavy Metal band to top the pop chart at #1 on Billboard magazine, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album “Metal Health”. After several member changes, and three years after the untimely passing of original lead singer Kevin DuBrow in 2007, Frankie Banali, an original member of the 1982 Metal Health classic line up, continued the musical legacy of QUIET RIOT along with bassist Chuck Wright who has been in and out of the band since 1982, and guitarist Alex Grossi who has been in the band since 2004.

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Alberta’s LOUD AS HELL METAL FEST Open 2017 Band Submissions!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on October 3, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


After a sold out 2016 Loud As Hell that included a line up with Unleash The Archers, Striker, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Divinity, West of Hell, Disciples of Power and more, festival organizers Semchuk Productions and Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo have a posted  a thank you video to all those who came out and supported at the following link or watch below:

Now moving into its sixth consecutive year, Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival presented by Semchuk Productions, Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo, Prairie Fire Events and Asher Media Relations promises a huge line up for 2017 that will feature some of the country’s most talented Metal bands to make the ground rumble in the heart of the Alberta badlands.

Being one of the biggest Metal shows in Western Canada with onsite camping, vendors, tattoo artists, suspension demos, guitar and drum clinics, models and everything else that the big guy probably doesn’t approve of… Loud As Hell is now taking band submissions for its 2017 edition talking place once again in Drumheller, Alberta at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds from August 4th to 6th.

Band submissions are at the following link (submissions open October 1st till December 1st) (email, facebook messages or text messages submissions will not be accepted).


Loud As Hell 2017 social media hashtag is #LAH666.

Also check out’s live review of LAH 2016 here.

For more info, please visit these links:

@Loudashellfest #LAH666

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Festival Bio:

Loud As Hell Metal Festival in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada will be celebrating year 6 in 2017. As always the festival takes place over an August long weekend from August 4th-6th. They always work their hardest to deliver the best lineup in the West ready to melt your face off. Featuring over 30 of the top Canadian Metal bands and you won’t want to miss any of it. And don’t forget about their freak shows, burlesque dancers, clinics, vendors and dinosaurs! Stay tuned to this site for all the details to come!



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Ukrainian Power Metallers DEFIANT To Release “Time Isn’t Healing” In November

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 3, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


Ukrainian Power Metal quintet DEFIANT will release sophomore full-length album Time Isn’t Healing November 25. The album’s title track is streaming at this location or below:

Since its formation in 2008, DEFIANT‘s mission has been to enthrall fans with a brand of power metal that is as muscular as it is melodic. DEFIANT went on to release no less than three EPs and 2012’s full-length debut Masquerade, collectively laying the groundwork for what can only be called its magnum opus: Time Isn’t Healing. The crunching riffs and soaring leads of guitarist Andrey Turkovsky blend seamlessly with the epic, often breathtaking keyboard work of Victoria Terzieva, while Stanislav Proshkin‘s gritty yet tuneful vocals offer a captivating stamp of distinction. The clanging bass lines of Oleg Yakovlev and airtight drumming of Eugeniy Smolin form a robust rhythmic foundation.


It’s the quality and consistency of the songwriting that is perhaps most impressive about the new album. Whether the up-tempo Power Metal pummel of “Milestones of Time” or the mid-tempo elegance of “According to the Acts,” Time Isn’t Healing sinks the hooks in deep and keeps the listener in a state of rapt attention from beginning to end.

Fans of HELLOWEEN, RAGE and similar icons of the genre are strongly encouraged to give this one a spin.

Album teaser video:

Album artwork by Mayhem Design.

Track Listing:

1. Strom (Intro)
2. Milestones in Time
3. The Jericho
4. Funeral Feast
5. Time Isn’t Healing
6. According to the Acts
7. The Dream
8. Don’t Trust the Words
9. The Truth and the Lie
10. The Grief
11. Soul is Burning
12. The Eagle


Source: ClawHammer PR

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Let There Be Steel! SACRED STEEL Streaming New Song!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 2, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


German Heavy Metal veterans SACRED STEEL are streaming a new song from forthcoming album Heavy Metal Sacrifice. Stream “Let There Be Steel” at this location or below:

SACRED STEEL will release Heavy Metal Sacrifice on October 14 via Cruz Del Sur Music. The album was recorded at Music Factory Studio Kempten (Germany), and was produced by Sacred Steel and Christian Schmid. The album will be available on Compact Disc (digipack edition), vinyl LP (featuring Sacred Steel’s embossed logo), and digital formats. Stream the title track at this location.

The release of Heavy Metal Sacrifice will be a celebratory event marking the group’s 20th anniversary, offering fans SACRED STEEL’s most compelling album yet. Featuring highlights “Let There Be Steel,” “Hail The Godz Of War,” “Children Of The Sky,” and the title track, SACRED STEEL sets in motion a war machine that will crush all enemies of true heavy metal!

Pre-order CD and Vinyl from the Cruz Del Sur Music Store.


Photo Credit: Matthias Leiss

Critical Praise:

“Draw up a sword-wielding, tried-and-true, un-budgeable classic metal band and what you get is Sacred Steel.” – Dead Rhetoric

“The songs of Sacred Steel are full of hooks and engaging surprises.” – Sea of Tranquility

“Another chapter of solid, uncompromising and memorable heavy metal.” – Dutch MetalManiac


The band has already announced a round of shows to accompany the release of the album. Confirmed dates are as follows:

10.15.2016 – 20 years of Sacred Steel Festival & Heavy Metal Sacrifice Record Release Party with SACRED STEEL, TANKARD, STALLION, TRAGEDY DIVINE (Reunion Gig), and SEPTAGON

Ludwigsburg (GER) – Scala

10.21.2016 – Vienna (A) – Escape

10.22.2016 – Phantoms of Pilsen – Pilsen (CZ)

11.12.2016 – Burn This Town Festival with ROSAE CRUCIS, HAMMER KING, BATTLE RAM, and GRAAL

Rome (IT) – Traffic Club

1.13.2017 – Hamburg (GER) – Bambi Galore



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OVERKILL – To Release 7″ Vinyl Single, Snippet Launched! “The Grinding Wheel” Releases In February, 2017

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, Thrash Metal, world news with tags , , , , on October 1, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


OVERKILL – Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, are putting the finishing touches to their upcoming studio record entitled The Grinding Wheel. To give their fans a taster of what to expect from their forthcoming record, a brand-new single called Our Finest Hour, will be released in the first week of OVERKILL‘s European tour, on November 4th.

The 7″ single will be purchasable on black, clear, green and splatter vinyl.
Pre-order now:

“Looks like the ‘machine’ is up and rolling, but for all good things we wait. The delay for “The Grinding Wheel” will take us to 2/17, at the start of the US tour… but fear not, the Euro tour will happen and happen with some new music! Friday Nov. 4th, we will let go of the first cut; “Our Finest Hour”, available on various colors of vinyl along with some ear shattering madness. We will also have it with us on the road to quench your thirst and fill the hunger. So you heard it here first and you can hear more live the first time on tour! To the road, onward and upward into ’17!”









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