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Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 3, 2017 by Metal Odyssey


Vancouver, BC / Miami, FL / Hannover, Germany – March 3, 2017

Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise set sail
February 2-6, 2017, marking the seventh consecutive sellout for 70000TONS OF METAL™. Priding themselves as being an International Heavy Metal Family at Sea, 70000TONS OF METAL™ 2017 sailed with Metalheads from an astounding 74 different countries who enjoyed a luxury Caribbean cruise leaving from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Labadee, Haiti and back.

With 61 acts representing practically every genre of Metal, playing 123
shows across 4 stages, 70000TONS OF METAL™ has been noted as the biggest and best Heavy Metal Cruise, with one of the highlights being Jamming With Waters In International Waters. Hosted by Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR, the official 70000TONS OF METAL™ All Star Jam once again wrote a new chapter in Heavy Metal History when a spectacular lineup of the musicians on board 70000TONS OF METAL™ 2017 teamed up to perform classic Metal Anthems!

Prior to sailing there was a lot of online discussion amongst Sailors about
what they could do to provide aid to those in need in Haiti, which inspired
the crew at 70000TONS OF METAL™ to make their own contribution – they will be auctioning off a very unique Michael Schenker 2004 model Dean Guitar, which was signed by the world-class artists who participated in the jam:

Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE), Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), Jeff Waters / Fabio Alessandrini / Rich Hinks / Aaron Homma (ANNIHILATOR), Charlie Benante / Frank Bello / Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Ben Ash (CARCASS), Mark Osegueda / Will Carroll (DEATH ANGEL), Lisa Cuthbert (DRACONIAN), Jon Gallagher (DYING FETUS), Van Williams (GHOST SHIP, OCTAVIUS), Axel Ritt (GRAVE DIGGER), Bobby Blitz (OVERKILL), Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY), Fabio D’Amore (SERENITY), Rich Ward (STUCK MOJO), Alex Skolnick / Steve DiGiorgio / Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT), Thomas Vikström / Linnéa Vikström (THERION), Russ Bergquist (TOUCH THE SUN), and Steven Wussow / Philip Restemeier (XANDRIA).


All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the people of Haiti via Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a nongovernmental, nonsectarian, and not-for- profit humanitarian aid organization with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies by delivering medicines and medical supplies to people in all 50 U.S. states and in 80 countries. Since 2010, Direct Relief has provided over $204 million in critically needed medical aid to over 200 healthcare facilities and
organizations caring for Haiti’s most vulnerable communities. For more
information about Direct Relief please visit

The 70000TONS OF METAL™ Dean Guitar Auction for Haiti will begin March 5, 2017 at 2PM Eastern time, running until March 12 at 3PM Eastern time – From Europe this is 20:00 CET, or 19:00 GMT.

For more information and to submit your bid, please visit this location:





MAMMOTHFEST 2016 Will Support MARTLETS HOSPICE In Brighton, Following Tragic Passing Of Tom From ARCHITECTS

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on August 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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THIS A CALL TO ALL BANDS/LABELS/MAGAZINES etc to send MAMMOTHFEST some prizes they can raffle off to help raise as much money as possible.

The Mammothfest team in Brighton have been deeply moved by the passing of Tom Searle of Architects recently. He spent his last days being cared for by the incredible people at Martlets hospice, a charity that rely on donations to continue to help those in need through their last days.

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MAMMOTHFEST are asking you all, yes you bands, labels, magazines, printing companies and other – whatever it may be – if you have something that can be raffled, send it to the address below asap:

3B Highcroft Villas

Every prize will be raffled and every single penny raised will go directly to the hospice. Cut off point is 20/09/2016 to submit prizes.

If you are unable to attend or send prizes for the raffle but want to support this incredible charity/cause then please donate at the following just giving page:


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Rest In Peace, Tom Searle.


The 2nd Annual KILLER DWARFS Charity Golf Tournament “Rock Against Hunger” – All Info You Need

Posted in golf, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , , , on June 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Killer Dwarfs - Charity Golf Tournament - Durham Ontario - 2016 - #MO99933ILMFSO33

The 2nd Annual Killer Dwarfs Charity Golf Tournament “Rock Against Hunger” is happening Friday, August 26th 2016. The event will be hosted again by none other than world renown Author and DJ Lüc Carl. Last years tournament raised over $2000 for Feed The Need in Durham. All proceeds are going to Feed The Need in Durham

Feed the Need in Durham is the regional food distribution warehouse serving the Durham Ontario Region. They provide food to emergency food providers such as food banks, soup kitchens, community service centres, shelters, drop-in centres, breakfast feeding programs, etc. They operate a 10,000² ft. warehouse located in Oshawa, Ontario Canada

Feed the Need in Durham are a proud member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks and an Affiliate member of Food Banks Canada. Killer Dwarfs want to make this a day to remember and give back to those less fortunate in the community where the band began.

The Tournament is “Best Ball” so all levels of golfers will have a great time! Last year was a blast! Spots are limited so book your foursomes or singles ASAP!! Payment in full must be received to secure your spot. We are looking for more sponsors and hole sponsors as well this year. Lets make this a day to remember and give back to those less fortunate.
Contact to get your registration forms and sponsorship information.

Please share this event to help get the word out!! #KeepTheSpiritAlive
$150.00 per person Passport: $20.00
Hole Sponsor: $200.00
Foursome & Hole Sponsor: $750.00
Title Sponsor (Includes a foursome) $2,500.00
Price Includes: Golf, Cart, Driving Range, BBQ Lunch, Dinner, and Prizes.
Registration & Lunch at Noon
Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm Dinner, Raffle & Door Prizes at 6:30





Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund – 2nd Annual Ride For Ronnie – Info You Need

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on March 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Ronnie James Dio - Stand Up And Shout - Ride For Ronnie - 2nd Annual - 2016 - #MORJD9939

From Ronnie James Dio Facebook:

Join us on May 22nd to help raise money for cancer research;
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund presents 
the 2nd Annual Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle Ride & Concert!

For more info about the organization or to purchase tickets, visit:

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The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised close to $1 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects.





Napalm Death & Obscene Extreme Grind For Charity

Posted in charities, grind, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Once again Obscene Extreme are supporting good causes! This year Obscene Extreme has teamed up with Napalm Death to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders (

Doctors Without Borders is part of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

Napalm Death - Obscene Extreme - charity tee - promo flyer

Napalm Death have provided a t-shirt design with ‘Obscene Extreme’ styled just like the Napalm Death logo. These shirts will be extremely limited with only 200 shirts being available. The price per shirt will be 350 CZK however fans will have the option to donate more to the charity if they wish. All money obtained will go to direct to Doctors Without Borders.

Obscene Extreme Festival take place this July 3-7 in Trutnov, Czech Republic and will headlined by Napalm Death. Other bands gracing the festival which celebrates a 15th anniversary this year include Aborted, Cryptopsy, Grave, Krisiun, Exhumed, Anaal Nathrakh…

For more info on MSF visit:


(Source: Future PR)

For more info on NAPALM DEATH:

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DAN SPITZ – Former ANTHRAX Guitarist And Founder Of RED LAMB, Shooting Documentary At March 4th ‘Walk Now For AUTISM SPEAKS’ In W. Palm Beach

Posted in charities, charity events, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on March 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey



March 1st, 2012 – Dan Spitz, founder and former guitar player for Anthrax and current creator of Red Lamb, and his wife Candi as well as their twin four-year-old boys are raising awareness of the life-changing effects of Autism by participating in this Sunday’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks at City Commons in West Palm Beach, Fla.

“Autism is what makes our children special, we do not see it as a disability. They are beautiful, intelligent, silly and we love that they see the world differently,” explains Candi Spitz, who is also on the committee for Autism Speaks. The couple’s four-year-old twin songs Autism diagnosis has given the Spitz family a mission to do all they can for not only their children but the 1 in 110 U.S. children currently diagnosed with the disease.

The entire Spitz family will be walking at the Mar. 4 Walk Now For Autism Speaks event and will film portions of a documentary on their sons at the event. The currently untitled documentary is being produced by, a prominent parenting website that won both a 2010 and 2011 OMMA Award for Excellence.

Dan Spitz formed Red Lamb in 2010 and recently released a self-titled debut album co-produced with Dave Mustaine (Megadeth). Spitz and Mustaine also co-wrote the song “Puzzle Box” for the release; a video for the track is in the works with footage from Sunday’s event being included. Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) oversaw all programming for the album. Vrenna and Spitz are also working on a side project with more details to be announced shortly.  The first video from Red Lamb is for the song “The Cage,” which can be seen here: .


For more information on Walk Now For Austism Speaks or Austism Speaks in general please visit: and or


(Source: Speakeasy PR)

For more info on DAN SPITZ and RED LAMB, click on the links below:




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