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POWERLORD “The Awakening” – Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Powerlord - The Awakening - promo cover pic - 2014

POWERLORD – Back on August 19th of this year, Shadow Kingdom Records released a 6 song album, The Awakening, from Powerlord. This band no longer exists yet their early 80’s Metal sure does! Powerlord were a Speed Metal band with Thrash stylings in the mix. The True Metal sound and feel of this band is as identifiable as grandma’s fresh-baked apple pie. That’s no lie. This album from Metal’s yesteryear has been another favorite of mine during 2014 and will be for a Metal millennium to come! Or more.

I need to write about the Metal that makes me feel freaking good and Powerlord puts me in that Metal zone! The echo tunnel vocals are old school, man! Only that early 80’s Metal scene was able to capture those kind of vocals or so it seems. There isn’t really a dull moment on The Awakening. Guitar driven, baby! My fellow Metal brethren will understand when I admit, that this album is one you just keep listening to over and over, both for its quality Metal and sonic nostalgia!

Powerlord - band promo pic - circa early 80's - #3383

Some may say that this Powerlord album sounds like a decent demo of early 80’s U.S. Metal. However, it’s much better than that! This band played tight and obviously had a grand sense of songwriting, rhythm and understanding of that era of Metal. It’s a sad shame that Powerlord never went further or were discovered by a rep in the record industry that knew what they were doing. No one can change the past, we can however, enjoy the Metal legacy of Powerlord and realize that their songs would indeed stand the test of Metal time. If you dig early 80’s Metal bands like Obsession, Cirith Ungol and Manowar’s Hail To England, then you should start salivating for this Powerlord album now. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Do yourself a Metal favor and listen to/buy some POWERLORD:

POWERLORD The Awakening – Track Listing:

  1. Masters of Death
  1. Malice
  1. Silent Terror
  1. The Invasion of the Lords
  1. Merciless Titans
  1. (The Awakening) Powerlord

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For purchasing information on this Powerlord album and other Shadow Kingdom Records releases, click here: this location.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE METAL LEGACY OF POWERLORD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HELLION – Reminder To Vote In Poll + Record Release Party News

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Hellion - Record Release Party - promo flyer - October 2 - 2014

From the Hellion Headquarters:

Hi Friends,

First, a reminder to please click here and vote for Hellion’s CD “Karma’s A Bitch.”  You can vote once per hour!  Please spread the word, and encourage your friends to vote too!  Hellion is climbing in this poll.  Just takes a minute.

Second, don’t forget to check out the Official Hellion page and get your free download of the day which is “Run For Your Life” (which was produced by Ronnie James Dio at Sound City in 1984).

Third, when Fireball Whisky found out that Hellion’s party crew like Fireball, they sent us a bunch of collectables to give away to make our shows even more special.  Lots of cool stuff will be given out.

Thanks for your support,

The Hellion Team

Hellion - Karma's A Bitch - promo EP cover pic - 2014

HELLION – Karma’s A Bitch releases on October 7th!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

WITCH CROSS – Confirm More Live Dates For October! A Newly Mastered/Special Edition CD/DVD ‘All That’s Fit For Fighting’ Releases This October!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

WITCH CROSS can now confirm these gigs for October:

Oct 23 Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark supporting Gotthard

Oct 24 Helsingborg Tivoli, Sweden, supporting Gotthard

Oct 25 Kahytten, Fredericia, Denmark, with Mercyful Diamond* as support

Oct 26 TBA

Oct 27 – Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival at Manifesto, Hoorn, Holland

* Mercyful Diamond are a tribute to Mercyful Fate and King Diamond.

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Also released in October is the CD/DVD Special edition of All That’s Fit For Fighting, which includes newly mastered and never before seen promo videos of the band from the 80’s, via Hell’s Headbangers Records.

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(Source: Kev Moore / Witch Cross)

For a related and recent post on Witch Cross, click on link below!

WITCH CROSS – Confirmed To Support GOTTHARD In Copenhagen And Performing At HEAVY METAL MANIACS FESTIVAL In Holland!

For more info on WITCH CROSS, click on the link below!

http://www.witchcross.dk

LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

Stone.

Wanna See My Vintage Metal Blade Records Button? It’s Really Cool…

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

METAL BLADE RECORDS – That’s my vintage Metal Blade Records button right above! You can’t beat that vintage logo, with the blood dripping! Whoa. I’m honestly amazed that this button is still in my possession after all these years! Back around 1983/84 is when I obtained this button too. Here’s the Metal story:

I vividly remember ordering (via mail-order) from Metal Blade Records the debut full-length, Show No Mercy, from the legendary Slayer. I also ordered the debut full-length, Be My Slave from Bitch. This Metal Blade Records button came inside the package with the two albums. Strange as it sounds, both of these vintage vinyls are no longer in my Metal collection; yet this button is! Don’t worry… I do have Slayer’s Show No Mercy on both cassette and CD still. Hell, yes I do! I never replaced that Bitch album though.

This is what the Metal Blade Records logo looks like in 2012.

I kinda chuckle now, at how stuff was ordered back in the “old days” and I shudder at the thought. Back in those early 80’s there was no internet. There was no QVC. It was “snail mail” or bust, baby! I remember requesting a Metal Blade Records flyer via “snail mail” and weeks later it arrived. That’s how it was done. Patience was a virtue for us pre-internet Metalheads and/or Rockaholics. Hell, yes it was!

I guess I’ll continue to keep this cool button and sell it down the Metal road for a ton of money. Just kidding about the ton of money part. Wait a Metal minute. No I’m not. Metal be thy name.

Metal Blade Records was founded by Brian Slagel, back in 1982.

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Slayer – Show No Mercy (1983)

BITCH – Be My Slave (1983)

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For more info on METAL BLADE RECORDS, click on that link below!

METAL BLADE RECORDS

LONG LIVE METAL BLADE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE KEEPING COOL VINTAGE METAL STUFF.

Stone.

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