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POWER TRIP – Texas Crossover Act Continues Raging Tour Schedule Into New Year

Posted in Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Since the 2013 release of their debut LP, Manifest Decimation, on Southern Lord, Texas maniacs, POWER TRIP, have toured incessantly, bringing their hyperactive brew of modernized-but-old-school thermonuclear crossover to ragers across multiple continents. The ongoing attack will continue into 2015, as the band has just announced a new bash of US tour dates in February and March, with their performance at Florida’s FYA Fest still confirmed before the year comes to a close.

First up, closing their crushing 2014 tour schedule down, POWER TRIP will bring their mayhem to the Fern Park, Florida-based FYA Fest, joining a bruising roster of hardcore acts including Down To Nothing, Incendiary, Code Orange, Cold World, Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, Discourse, Homewrecker and tons of others on December 27th and 28th. From February 23rd through 25th, they’ll raid three Texan towns: Houston, Austin and San Antonio, alongside S.H.I.T..

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On March 3rd, POWER TRIP gets underway with a three-week run through the Midwest and West Coast states, set to conclude at South By So What?! 2015 Festival in Grand Prairie, Texas, on select dates joining Build And Destroy, Title Fight and Merchandise. But as always with these road animals, more dates will undoubtedly be announced in the coming weeks.

POWER TRIP – Tour Dates:

12/28/2014 Orlando Live Events – Fern Park, FL @ FYA Fest w/ Cold World, Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, more [info]

2/23/2015 @ Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ S.H.I.T.

2/24/2015 @ The North Door – Austin, TX w/ S.H.I.T.

2/25/2015 @ 1011 – San Antonio, TX w/ S.H.I.T.

3/03/2015 @ Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO

3/04/2015 @ Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL w/ Build and Destroy

3/05/2015 @ Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Build and Destroy

3/06/2015 @ Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/07/2015 @ The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/08/2015 @ The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/09/2015 @ Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/10/2015 @ Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/12/2015 @ The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/13/2015 @ Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/14/2015 @ The Regent – Los Angeles, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/15/2015 @ The Glass House – Pomona, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/16/2015 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ w/ Title Fight, Merchandise

3/17/2015 @ Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Merchandise

3/18/2015 @ Primal Skate Shop – Abilene, TX w/ Merchandise

3/22/2015 @ South By So What?! – Grand Prairie, TX [info]


Source: Earsplit PR

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NO MERCY – Suicidal Records To Re-Release “Widespread Bloodshed (Love Runs Red)” From Legendary Crossover Act

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Suicidal Records is proud to announce their plans of re-releasing the entire collective works by legendary crossover outfit, NO MERCY, this October.

Founded by Mike Clark in the mid-’80s, before he became a part of the dominating Suicidal Tendencies, NO MERCY only released one album amidst touring regionally on the West Coast in the band’s short-lived history, yet those songs left an impressive impact on the scene forever. With Clark handling all guitar duties, joined by bassist (and O.G. Suicidal artist) Ric Clayton, drummer Sal Troy, and Suicidal’s Mike Muir on vocals, Widespread Bloodshed (Love Runs Red) was engineered by Palm Neal and produced by Mike Muir. After being originally released on LP and cassette by Suicidal Tendencies’ own Suicidal Records in 1987, now, over two-and-a-half decades since it’s been available, the label will reissue these timeless anthems in upgraded quality.

Remastered by “Big Bass” Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, Widespread Bloodshed (Love Runs Red) will be released in the US on October 28th (also Mike Clark’s birthday) on CD, download as well as traditional black vinyl and picture disc LP versions. The record will see release in Europe the day before on CD and digital only.

Stand by for preorder links and more on the reissue of Widespread Bloodshed (Love Runs Red) in the coming days.

Widespread Bloodshed (Love Runs Red) – Track Listing:

1. We’re Evil
2. Crazy But Proud
3. Master Of No Mercy
4. Day Of The Damned
5. Controlled By Hatred
6. I’m Your Nightmare
7. Widespread Bloodshed-Love Runs Red
8. My Own Way Of Life
9. Waking The Dead


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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CROSS EXAMINATION – Awesome Party Squad Unloads Entire “Dawn Of The Dude” Via Decibel Magazine

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The latest ragin’ persuasion from St. Louis-based awesome party squad, CROSS EXAMINATION, broke out onto the streets this week in the form of Dawn Of The Dude, the EP jacked on some of the band’s most insane circle pit fuel yet.

Their latest high-octane thrash/hardcore output closing a six-year gap between releases, CROSS EXAMINATION comes out flailing and impaling with the Dawn Of The Dude EP, its seven new tracks barely hitting the thirteen-minute mark and packing more balls and bong-rips than virtually any comparable contemporary groups. Your brains will simply leak from your blown-open ear canals as you bang your head’s filler into fluid to the perpetually rabid beats, the material featuring even more rasping, schizoid/hyper vocals and a pummeling crusty edge.

As Chicago-based Organized Crime Records this week releases Dawn Of The Dude, Decibel Magazine is now hosting an exclusive stream of the entire brain-bashing EP alongside a conversation with Cross Exam Dan on the band’s current status, a discussion (with visual proof) of why the band self proclaims “We are bad at vans,” and more.

Swing by The Deciblog and get your head wrecked by the Dawn Of The Dude at THIS LOCATION.

Claim your own copy of this meaty slab of crossover contamination via Organized Crime, on white wax in a run of 300 and clear red in a run of 200, all including a digital download card; do it RIGHT HERE.

With more widespread touring eventually imminent, CROSS EXAMINATION has booked a hometown slot supporting the legendary D.R.I. when they raid St. Louis on September 6th.

9/06/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO w/ D.R.I.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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STRAIGHTLINE (Melodic Skatepunk Thrash) – New Official VIDEO CLIP For “Retrogressive” Online Now!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Frenetic MELODIC SKATEPUNK THRASH topnotchers STRAIGHTLINE released the official video clip for their highly explosive track “Retrogressive”, which can be seen below:


Bart – guitar & vocals

Herzna – bass

Randy – drums

Enric – guitar


Wild … wonderful … welcome!!!

STRAIGHTLINE from Munich returns with an electrifying release!

Three relevant questions in advance:

Giant demand about highest musical culture?

Urgently desires for rhythmic precision?

Big appetite for flipping out completely?

For many rebel souls & musical scale strikers there’s only one answer these days:


The new (self-released) 7″ EP “Alteration Of The Rules” of the 1998 founded formation offers their roundabout proven style at it’s very best!

Listen To/Purchase Below!

 Alteration Of The Rules – Track Listing:

1. Alteration Of The Rules

2. Retrogressive

3. Unfinished Story

4. Blistering Attack



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CROSS EXAMINATION – Revolver Magazine Deploys New Track From Saint Louis Crossover Brigade

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Revolver Magazine is now hosting an exclusive stream of the latest high-octane Thrash/Hardcore output from Saint Louis, Missouri-based awesome party squad, CROSS EXAMINATION.

Closing a six-year gap between releases, CROSS EXAMINATION comes out flailing and impaling with the rabid Dawn Of The Dude EP, bridging influences from Cryptic Slaughter, Nuclear Assault, Excel, D.R.I. and the like into a rabid, high-caliber, circle-pit whirlwind comparable to Ramming Speed, SSS and Power Trip. What’s the last thing to go through a fly’s mind as it hits your windshield? Its ass. And that’s about the same impact this EP will have on the listener.

Sliced from the meaty seven-track slab of crossover contamination, “Hail To The Jeef,” is today exclusively being served up by Revolver Magazine; get some at THIS LOCATION.

The EP’s closing track, “The Dawn Of The Dude,” is also playing below:

Chicago-based Organized Crime Records will unload the Dawn Of The Dude via 7″ vinyl and digital download on August 19th, with distribution through Revelation Records. Preorders will be live this week at the label’s website HERE.

Formed in 2004, in their first four years as a band CROSS EXAMINATION wasted the masses with a plethora of auditory evidence, including their initial demo, a split with Spring Break!, their raging 2006 The Hung Jury EP and their 2008 debut full-length, Menace II Sobriety, the latter two titles via Organized Crime Records. This first new output since their LP is quite possibly their most scathing, grey-matter-reducing sonic beating yet.

The seven new tracks contained on the Dawn Of The Dude barely hitting thirteen minutes, the EP still packs more balls and bong-rips than virtually any comparable contemporary groups. Your brains will simply leak from your blown-open ear canals as you bang your head’s filler into fluid to the perpetually rabid beats, the material featuring even more rasping, schizoid/hyper vocals and a pummeling crusty edge.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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Unspeakable Axe Records Teams With War On Music For BIRTH A.D. And BESIEGED Vinyl

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Unspeakable Axe Records has locked horns with Canadian vinyl specialists War On Music for the vinyl release of BIRTH A.D.’s I Blame You and BESIEGED’s Victims Beyond All Help, both released last year on CD and digital formats by Unspeakable Axe Records.

Both are now available for purchase at

The BIRTH A.D. vinyl edition of I Blame You is limited to 300 copies, with 100 coming on green and black splatter vinyl.

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Originally released by the band in 2010 and re-issued by Unspeakable Axe last year, the vinyl edition of Victims Beyond All Help is limited to 500 copies with 100 on yellow and red splatter vinyl.

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GENERATION KILL – Reveal Artwork & Track Listing For “We’re All Gonna Die”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on September 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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New York City thrashers GenerationKillOfficial have revealed the artwork & track listing for WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE, the band’s second studio album to be released in North America on November 26th.

“We achieved our goal of creating something that we all are so proud of,” states GENERATION KILL frontman & lyricist Rob Dukes, who also fronts the Bay Area thrash band Exodus.

“We called this album We’re All Gonna Die because for the most part the lyrics are about the darker side of the existence of humans on this planet. The album as a whole is so diverse, drawing from our influences that we grew up on. I personally think this is the strongest vocal performance of my career, and as a band, we can’t wait for the hard rock/metal world to hear this album.”

Produced by Zeuss (HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, MUNICIPAL WASTE), fellow GENERATION KILL band members include Rob Moschetti (ex-PRO-PAIN / M.O.D.) on bass & backing vocals, dual lead guitarists Jason Trenzcer (ex-MUTILATION) & Jason Velez, and James DeMaria (ex- MERAUDER) on drums.

The Track Listing For We’re All Gonna Die Includes:
01 – Born To Serve
02 – Prophets Of War
03 – Self Destruction
04 – Friendly Fire
05 – Carny Love
06 – Vegas
07 – There Is No Hope
08 – We’re All Gonna Die

The GENERATION KILL band name comes from the title of the 2004 book (also a HBO mini-series) written by Rolling Stone journalist Evan Wright.

See “Prophets Of War” performed live at Graspop Metal Meeting this past June:


(Source: Nuclear Blast)


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INSANITY ALERT – “Glorious Thrash” (Music Video) And “First Diagnosis” Demo Are: Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day!

Posted in crossover thrash, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

INSANITY ALERT – There’s no question that Thrash Metal does have its crossover history and who gives a f**k attitude. Thrash is truly glorious and Austria’s Insanity Alert are well aware of the before mentioned; pledging their Crossover Thrash and Thrash allegiance with both their Glorious Thrash music video and 6 song demo: First Diagnosis.

Blazing fast Crossover Thrash. Underground Thrash Metal. All of this raw, unruly and (thankfully) under produced Thrashing Metal Madness shall blister your Thrashin’ soaked brain, as it absorbs this First Diagnosis demo. Insanity Alert sound like all their beer cans are in a row. These dudes know how to summon some old school garage Thrash, while not trying to reinvent any sacred wheel.

Run To The Pit is song #6 on First Diagnosis and is a cover of (the legendary) Iron Maiden’s Run To The Hills. Well, not exactly a lyrical cover. Run To The Pit is an exclamation point on this demo from Insanity Alert and I appreciate its risk factor; after all, there’s many threads of insanity in all of us Crossover Thrash maniacs, both from yesterday and today. As a demo, First Diagnosis kicks some legit underground ass. Metal be thy name.

Listen to and watch the Glorious Thrash video below! Whoa!

You can download the First Diagnosis demo for FREE by clicking this link: http://insanityalert.bandcamp.


FIRST DIAGNOSIS – Track Listing:

Glorious Thrash

Blood Beach

Straight-Jacket Mosh

Braincell Massacre

Crucified By Zombies

Run To The Pit


First Diagnosis was released back on March 21st, 2012.

First Diagnosis was recorded live at Backyard Blastbox, Innsbruck (AT), 11th of March, 2012 and mixed by Christoph Reese.


INSANITY ALERT is a Crossover Thrash Metal band from Innsbruck, Austria. Influenced by the likes of S.O.D., Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I., Nuclear Assault and newer bands like Municipal Waste, Toxic   Holocaust and Bones Brigade, the band started rehearsing in early 2011. With a basic line-up consisting of guitar, bass, drums and vocals, the four thrashers from Tirol wasted no time. Fast and short songs were written, relying on killer riffs and aggressive vocals. Lyrics about zombies, insanity, weed/beer and thrashing harder!


Don Melanzani – Drums

Jatsch Ziag O – Bass

Dave Dave Dave – Guitar

Heavy Kevy – Voice


For more info on INSANITY ALERT, click on the links below!



MUNICIPAL WASTE – Announces New Album Title & Guest Musicians

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on December 16, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE reports that the band has just completed work on their fifth studio album. Lead singer Tony Foresta is ready & willing to unveil the name of the new album & its guests:

“We’re calling the record “The Fatal Feast” and are expecting it to come out early next year along with a healthy dose of touring. The record is also going to feature some guest spots from John Connelly [guitarist & vocalist for NUCLEAR ASSAULT], Steve Moore [who plays bass & synthesizers for ZOMBI], and [vocalist] Tim Barry [ex-AVAIL, TIM BARRY]. The Waste is really looking forward to providing you with the soundtrack to the end of the world in 2012. See you there!”

MUNICIPAL WASTE’s debut album for Nuclear Blast Records is slated for a Spring release; the band will also launch their world tour during that time.

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

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