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STRONG AS STEEL – A TRIBUTE TO ANVIL Out on April 19, 2013 On Skol Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Ultra limited CD edition: only 666 copies! Featuring: CRYSTAL VIPER (Poland), STORMZONE (Ireland), SINISTER REALM (USA), CAYM (Canada / feat. Robb’s son, Tyler Reiner on drums!), IRON KOBRA (Germany), CONVIXION (Greece), MAVERICK (Japan), SATANICA (Japan), SKELATOR (USA), SAVAGE BLADE (Canada) and others. Produced by Bart Gabriel (SACRED STEEL, JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR), front cover artwork by Michal Oracz / Black Mausoleum Arts!

“This will be a real tribute, a really high-quality release, because ANVIL deserve to have one. I realize it won’t be a bestseller, but all those who have seen “Anvil! The Story Of Anvil” movie will understand what’s the driving force behind this project. I’m one of those guys who got inspired by ANVIL to continue, to follow my dreams, to never give up. And I know there are many, many bands around who feel like the movie is about them as well. It’s all about positive energy, and I’m truly honored that the project was approved and blessed by ANVIL members, which is what makes it even more special!” /Bart Gabriel

More info @ www.facebook.com/skolrecords

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For more info on ANVIL, click on the links below!

facebook: Anvil

http://www.anvilmetal.com/

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LONG LIVE ANVIL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SKOL RECORDS.

Stone.

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ANVIL “HOPE IN HELL” – Releases In North America On May 28th, Via The End Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Anvil have paved their own path throughout their 3 decade long career, revered by the likes of Metallica, Motorhead and Guns N Roses, the legendary Canadian metallers have 14 studio albums under their belts, have gone on countless tours around the world, and even starred in their own award-winning documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

Never ones to sit around and rest on their laurels, they are proud to announce their 15th studio album “Hope In Hell” recorded with producer Bob Marlette in NRG studios coming out May 28th on The End Records.

When asked what Anvil hopes to achieve in 2013, we get a very simple, honest answer “What we always hope for! Enough to continue!”

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Check out the album teaser for Hope In Hell below! Whoa!

HOPE IN HELL – Track Listing:

01. Hope in Hell

02. Eat Your Words

03. Through with You

04. The Fight is Never Won

05. Pay the Toll

06. Flying

07. Call of Duty

08. Badass Rock n Roll

09. Time Shows No Mercy

10. Mankind Machine

11. Shut the Fuck Up

LP Bonus Tracks:

12. Hard Wired

13. Fire at will

Pre-Order HOPE IN HELL today here:
http://www.theomegaorder.com/Anvil

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ANVIL:

Lips – vocals/guitars

Robb Reiner – drums

Sal Italiano – Bass

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(Source: The End Records)

For more info on ANVIL, click on the links below!

facebook: Anvil

http://www.anvilmetal.com/

http://www.theendrecords.com

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LONG LIVE ANVIL.

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TITANS EVE – Streaming New Album ‘Life Apocalypse’ On Exclaim! Mag

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on July 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Summer Tours With ANVIL and KILL DEVIL HILL

Vancouver Thrashers Titans Eve whom opened for KORN this past weekend in Dawson Creek, BC at the EnCana Events Centre have teamed up with Canada’s music authority Exclaim! Magazine to share with fans an exclusive listen of their new album ‘Life Apocalypse’ before its release on July 13th at the following location here.

“They say if you stare into the abyss too long, the abyss stares back.  So instead just listen. Here is our album Life Apocalypse.” says vocalist / guitarist Brian Gamblin.

The titans are also offering fans a FREE T-shirt with every pre-order of their new album via their bandcamp here and will be on tours this summer with Anvil and Kill Devil Hill.

Tour Dates w/ ANVIL:

July 30, 2012 – The Exchange – Regina, SK w/ ANVIL + guests

July 31, 2012 – The Odeon – Saskatoon, SK w/ ANVIL, Untimely Demise, Lavagoat, Agony Spawn, Caym

August 1, 2012 – The Scott Block – Red Deer, AB w/ ANVIL, Day One

August 2, 2012 – The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB w/ ANVIL + guests

August 3, 2012 – The Distillery – Calgary, AB w/ ANVIL + guests

August 4, 2012 – The Sapphire Lounge – Kelowna, BC w/ ANVIL

August 5, 2012 – The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ ANVIL, Skullhammer, Dead Asylum

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Tour Dates w/ KILL DEVIL HILL

August 9, 2012 – Dicken’s Pub – Calgary, AB

August 10, 2012 – Badland Community Center – Drumheller, AB

August 11, 2012 – The Vat – Red Deer, AB

August 12, 2012 – The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

August 16, 2012 – Corktown Pub – Hamilton, ON

August 17, 2012 – The Rockpile – Toronto, ON

August 18, 2012 – The Underworld – Montreal, QC

August 19, 2012 – L’Agitee – Quebec City, QC

August 20, 2012 – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON

For more info on Titans Eve please visit their official website www.TitansEve.com or follow them on their Facebook fanpage and Twitter.

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

LONG LIVE TITANS EVE.

LONG LIVE ANVIL & KILL DEVIL HILL.

Stone.

TITANS EVE Streaming New Single ‘Destined To Die’ on Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog, FREE T-Shirt with Pre-Order of New Album + Tour with ANVIL

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on June 22, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

TITANS EVE – Vancouver Thrashers Titans Eve are now exclusively streaming their first single ‘Destined To Die’ on Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog here. The single is from the band’s upcoming concept album ‘Life Apocalypse’ set for release on Friday, July 13th and is the follow-up to last year’s debut ‘The Divine Equal’ (based on The Book of Genesis & John Milton’s poem ‘Paradise Lost’).

”Destined to Die’ is the track we feel really introduces our album’s theme of a personal apocalypse on a broad scale. It’s about a person’s everyday struggle with life challenges and how in the end we die no matter how hard we fight to live. Death is the storm we can’t see, but our wanting to triumph over challenges despite the inevitable end is what makes us real.’ says vocalist / guitarist Brian Gamblin.

In additional news, the band has announced they will be on tour with ANVIL this summer and are offering a FREE T-shirt with every pre-order of the album via their bandcamp here. (http://titanseve.bandcamp.com/album/life-apocalypse-pre-order-now-out-july-13-2012)

Tour Dates – Titans Eve w/ ANVIL:

July 30, 2012 – The Exchange – Regina, SK w/ ANVIL + guests

July 31, 2012The Odeon – Saskatoon, SK w/ ANVIL, Untimely Demise, Lavagoat, Agony Spawn, Caym

August 1, 2012The Scott Block – Red Deer, AB w/ ANVIL, Day One

August 2, 2012 – The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB w/ ANVIL + guests

August 3, 2012 – The Distillery – Calgary, AB w/ ANVIL + guests

August 4, 2012The Sapphire Lounge – Kelowna, BC w/ ANVIL

August 5, 2012The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ ANVIL, Skullhammer, Dead Asylum

For more info on Titans Eve please visit their official website www.TitansEve.com or follow them on their Facebook fanpage and Twitter.

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

LONG LIVE TITANS EVE.

LONG LIVE ANVIL.

Stone.

ANVIL – “THIS IS THIRTEEN” – THIS IS OLD SCHOOL, REAL HEAVY METAL

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Anvil "This Is Thirteen" small album picANVIL. Blue collar Heavy Metal personified. No pretentious attitude or pompousness with this band, just a working man’s ethic and never say die mantra that has led them up to 2009, with VH1 Classic Records picking up and reissuing their self funded album This Is Thirteen. (Good Metal move there, VH1 Classic Records). Unless you have been living underneath the remnants of a crashed UFO for the last six months, Anvil is back. Well, they never really went away for any real measurable length of time. Unlike a throng of prima donna Heavy Metal Bands out there who have taken the sabbatical and returned, expecting rose petals to be thrown everywhere they walk, Anvil is just doing what they always have done… play damn good Heavy Metal Music for anyone who will listen. I am listening, I listened to Anvil in the early ’80’s, their Metal has never left my collection since. Hell, I still have Anvil’s first three – Hard N’ Heavy, Metal On Metal and Forged In Fire on cassette – I could never bring myself to part with them. Anvil has stayed true to themselves and cool Metal things come to those Metal bands who wait. Without getting too deep into this bands history… the best way for anyone unfamiliar with Anvil is to watch or buy their newly released DVD – ANVIL – The Story of ANVIL.

I would have bought this great DVD today, yet my Super Walmart never put it out for sale along with any other newly released CD’s or DVD’s… and that was at 9:30 a.m. EST on October 6th when I left that store today. I did not have time to drive around to other stores for this Anvil DVD today, thanks for nothing Super Walmart. I will make certain to buy the Anvil DVD at f.y.e. now, you better Metal believe it. Ha, Ha, Super Walmart… you lost a sale on that one.

What a perfect segue for the first song I will mention from This Is ThirteenBig Business. I like this one a Metal ton, a straight on anti-corporate song if there ever was! Anvil’s lyrics are not overdone, they are not out to impress any Rhodes Scholars, ya’ know? Anvil impressed me with Big Business, reminding me that nothing is free and rising fees… oh how true it is. The album opener is This Is Thirteen, with doom laden riffs, my Metal mind wanders over to vintage Tony Iommi and Black Sabbath here. Combined with the slowed down rhythm section here, this song really does take me back to 1982 and I am proud to say that. Bombs Away has Anvil shredding their brand of Thrash, Lips on guitar is not just fundamentally sound, he is Metal be damned… a great guitarist. As a vocalist, Lips never shies away from a bit of diversity, he isn’t fancy yet he is real – I’ll take him over a bushel load of Metal singers I have listened to over the decades. Should’ A Would’ A Could’ A has become my favorite song on This Is Thirteen. Lyrically, this song is right on the Metal money in describing the game of life. Take chances, no regrets, know your enemies, strength to survive and righting a wrong are all covered on Should’ A Would’ A Could’ A, plus it grooves like there is no tomorrow. Game Over, in my Metal opinion, is the heaviest and fastest song on this album… real good. Anvil took out some cool aggression on Game Over, lyrically comparing life to playing a Game Boy game.

Thumb Hang, (the bonus track), has similar, trudging riffs as the opening track This Is Thirteen. Another fine example of a song, that Anvil is not buying into any current trends of Metal anytime soon. Thank God for that. Robb Reiner on drums… what can I say other than he has been damn good his entire career and makes himself heard quite well on this album. Glenn Five makes for more than a Metal compliment on bass guitar, rounding out this trio the outside world is just now embracing as Anvil. In a Metal nutshell, Anvil created fourteen songs that are missing the over produced sheen and gleam of many of today’s Metal albums. There is that blanket of rawness to this album, then again, Anvil was never about being commercially polished anyways. Thank God for that. This is why I always dug the Metal that Anvil has put out over the last three decades. Anvil did not need a billion dollar producer to waltz in the studio and dictate how it’s done… Anvil (and producer Chris Tsangarides) knew what to do all along with This Is Thirteen, one listen through proves it – in my Metal opinion.

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