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KILLFEST 2016 Tour Announced: OVERKILL, CROWBAR, DESECRATOR And SHREDHEAD

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on July 9, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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New Jersey Thrash Metal veterans OVERKILL will embark on a European headlining tour in November. Support on the trek will come from U.S. Sludge Metal kings CROWBAR, Aussie thrashers DESECRATOR and Israel-based metallers SHREDHEAD.

Commented OVERKILL vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth: “Let the killing begin – yes, yes, yes, here we go again. With a lead foot and speed, and a hammering stampede, as our ears they will bleed… we are preparing to start recording our next project… indeed. The riffs and ideas have been flying and exploding, all systems are go and the ‘wheels’ are rolling. This October, the next OVERKILL, we will be there…will you?”

Killfest 2016 Dates:

Nov. 02 – CH – Zürich – Dynamo
Nov. 03 – I – Brescia – Circolo Colony
Nov. 04 – I – Pinarella – Rockplanet Club
Nov. 05 – A – Graz – Explosiv
Nov. 06 – D – Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
Nov. 07 – D – München – Backstage
Nov. 08 – D – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
Nov. 09 – D – Köln – Essigfabrik
Nov. 10 – D – Erfurt – HSD Erfurt
Nov. 11 – D – Osnabrück – Hyde Park
Nov. 12 – D – Weissenhäuser Strand/Ostsee – Metal Hammer Paradise
Nov. 13 – D – Berlin – SO36
Nov. 15 – PL – Warsaw – Progresja
Nov. 16 – PL – Krakow – Kwadrat
Nov. 17 – H – Budapest – Barba Negra Club
Nov. 18 – A – Vienna – Szene
Nov. 19 – CZ – Zlin – Winter Masters Of Rock

Other OVERKILL Dates:
Jul. 13 – D – Balingen – Bang Your Head!!! Festival
Jul. 15 – S – Gävle – Gefle Metal Festival
Jul. 16 – E – Barcelona – Rock Fest

Overkill - classic band logo - green - #90OKMOBE

OVERKILL is scheduled to enter the studio this month to begin recording the drums for the follow-up to 2014’s “White Devil Armory”, tentatively due in October via Nuclear Blast.

Regarding how OVERKILL approaches the songwriting process nowadays, Blitz told Metal Wani: “What we do is we couple where we came from and where we are. Where we came from is the days of rolling two-inch tape, being in a room together, feeling the music, feeling the walls, sweating… That’s the old-school way of doing. So that’s the way it’s gotta start. But then as it starts developing, we start using more technology. We start using Pro Tools. We go to different studios and we’ll work simultaneously. Dave [Linsk, guitar] will be in Florida doing some guitar leads. I might be in Jersey doing some vocals. D.D. [Verni, bass] might be dropping some bass down at his home studio. So it becomes this really cool process of being able to upload those files at the end of the day, have the other guy pull them down and go, ‘Oh, I see what he’s doing now.’ So we use both. We’re in the room together, and then later on it develops into a wonderful world of Pro Tools and file sharing over Dropbox.”

Blitz also talked about the general musical direction of OVERKILL‘s new material and how it compares to some of the band’s previous efforts. He said: “I never can really tell until it’s done. I mean, that’s always the surprise for me. I know even before we start the record it’s gonna be an OVERKILL record. But when it’s taking shape, I can’t say it feels like this or it feels like that. It’s more the more current OVERKILL. And what I mean by that is that it’s got that ‘Ironbound’, ‘The Electric Age’, ‘White Devil Armory’ feel to it, with the way especially the drums have been written. And I think that’s probably the only characteristic that is solid right now in this opinion, because everything else has changed around, which is kind of cool at this point.”

Overkill - classic band logo - green - #90OKMOBE

OVERKILL played a special anniversary show on April 16 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany. The evening saw the band perform their classic records “Horrorscope” (which is celebrating its 25th anniversary) and “Feel The Fire” (30th anniversary) in their entirety. And if that wasn’t enough, the show was professionally filmed and recorded for an upcoming DVD and CD.

OVERKILL utilized a stand-in drummer – their soundman Eddy Garcia, who is also a member of the El Paso, Texas band PISSING RAZORS – for their recent European tour because the band’s regular drummer, Ron Lipnicki, was forced to stay home due to undisclosed family issues.

Garcia previously played with OVERKILL for their appearance on the 2012 edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CARCASS – To Kick Off One Foot In The Grave 2016 North American Headlining Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on July 6, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Carcass - Crowbar - North American Tour - Summer - 2016 - promo flyer - #MO9900099ILMNF

British Metal icons CARCASS will return to North America next week for their One Foot In The Grave 2016 headlining tour. Set to commence on July 16th and level nearly two dozen stages through August 6th, the journey includes performances at Chicago Open Air Festival as well as Heavy MTL. Support will be provided by Crowbar, Ghoul, and Night Demon. The band’s latest stateside journey follows their recent and successful assault on North American soil alongside label mates Slayer and Testament.

CARCASS w/ Crowbar, Ghoul, Night Demon:
7/16/2016 Chicago Open Air Festival – Chicago, IL
7/17/2016 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
7/19/2016 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
7/20/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
7/22/2016 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
7/23/2016 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
7/24/2016 The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
7/25/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
7/26/2016 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
7/27/2016 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
7/29/2016 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
7/30/2016 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
7/31/2016 Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH
8/01/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore MD
8/02/2016 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
8/03/2016 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
8/04/2016 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
8/05/2016 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
8/06/2016 Heavy MTL Festival – Montreal, QC (CARCASS only)

Carcass - classic band logo - yellow - black

CARCASS will be touring in support of Surgical Steel, released in September 2013. The record came in at #41 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart, just narrowly avoiding the dreaded “Top 40 Band” moniker. Even with their impressive back catalogue, Surgical Steel has given the band their highest charting and possibly most critically acclaimed record to date.

Surgical Steel was produced by Colin Richardson (Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Gorefest, Cannibal Corpse etc.) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Accept, Exodus, Testament). Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band’s current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (Aborted, Trigger The Bloodshed) and guitarist Ben Ash (Pig Iron, Desolation, Liquefied Skeleton). Original sticksman Ken Owen contributed guest vocals as well.

CARCASS has released several classic albums over the years, including Decibel Magazine “Hall of Fame” inductees Heartwork and Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious, and their influence has changed the face of Extreme Metal with every consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (Reek Of Putrefaction, Symphonies Of Sickness) or creating the template for Melodic Death Metal (Heartwork), CARCASS has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. Upon the band’s dismantling in 1996, fans mourned the loss of the seminal act and longed that the group would return again one day.

In 2007, the Metal world got its wish as CARCASS reformed to play several sold-out reunion shows around the globe. Once again re-motivated to administer a shot of cynicism and infectious riffs into the arm of a sickly Metal scene, founding members Bill Steer and Jeff Walker began writing what would become the latest output of their highly influential career, Surgical Steel. Only the choicest of cuts were made, and blood sweat and tears were shed to bring us a record worthy of the CARCASS legacy. In short, Surgical Steel is just what the doctor ordered.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCarcass

http://www.nuclearblast.com

http://www.facebook.com/nuclearblastusa

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CARCASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CROWBAR “Symmetry In Black” – #2 On iTunes METAL Chart And #48 On Top Albums Chart!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Crowbar - Symmetry In Black - promo cover pic - 2014

CROWBAR – As of today, May 30th, 2014, the new CROWBAR album, Symmetry In Black, is ranked at #2 on the iTunes Metal Albums Chart and at #48 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart! Metal be thy name!! I bought my new CROWBAR last night at Best Buy; Symmetry In Black was on sale for $7.99 (US). Trust me, this new CROWBAR is a mammoth vice grip of Sludge/Doom on my Metal saturated brain!

Crowbar - Symmetry In Black - #2 - itunes Metal Album Chart - May 30 - 2014

#2 – iTunes Metal Albums Chart

Crowbar - Symmetry In Black - itunes chart position - May 30 - 2014#48 – iTunes Top Albums Chart

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As reported on the CROWBAR Facebook page:

Thanks so much to everyone who picked up our new album “Symmetry In Black”! If you don’t have it yet get on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/symmetryinblack or pick up at copy at Best Buy, FYE, Hastings Entertainment, Newbury Comics, Zia Records & other fine stores! You can also get it on Amazon MP3 & Google Play.

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CROWBAR:

Kirk Windstein – Guitar and Vocals

Matt Brunson – Guitar

Tommy Buckley – Drums

Jeff Golden – Bass

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* For more info on CROWBAR:

Facebook: Crowbar

http://www.twitter.com/crowbarrules

http://www.martyrstore.net

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LONG LIVE CROWBAR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE NOLA.

Stone.

CROWBAR – Sets Career First Week Album Sales Record!

Posted in Extreme Metal, hardcore music, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo Credit: Tom Medvedich)

(New York, NY) — CROWBAR’s new album SEVER THE WICKED HAND sold 3.7k copies in its first week in stores making it the biggest first week of sales in their twenty year career. The record fared well on Billboards various charts as well:

#4 Heatseekers

#22 Independent

#16 on Hard Rock Chart

#58 on Canadian Soundscan Indie Chart

#59 on Canadian Soundscan Hard Music Chart

Kirk Windstein offers his comment. “A huge thanks to all of the CROWBAR fans who bought SEVER THE WICKED HAND this week! This was by far the biggest first week we’ve ever had!

An equally big thanks to all at eOne, Jamey Jasta and Steve Ross for believing in us. Let’s keep it up, spread the word and stay HEAVY!” The band is getting ready to kick off the inaugural Metalliance Tour along side HELMET and ST VITUS. Pegged to be the most talked about Metal tour this spring, dates below span coast to coast with a spotlight on this years SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Visit http://metalliancetour.com for more info.

03/17/11        Dallas, TX @ Southside Music Hall

03/18/11        Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog / SXSW

03/19/11        New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks

03/20/11        St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater

03/21/11        Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live

03/22/11        Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street

03/23/11        Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

03/24/11        Worcester, MA @ Palladium

03/25/11        New York, NY @ Irving Plaza **VIP TICKETS SOLD OUT**

03/26/11        Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

03/27/11        Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s

03/28/11        Merriam, KS @ Aftershock (No Helmet)

03/29/11        Denver, CO @ The Summit

03/31/11        Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

04/01/11        Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

04/03/11        San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine

04/04/11        San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick

04/05/11        Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues

“Truly devastating, a punishing mix of Black Sabbath on methadone” (10 out of 10 review) -OUTBURN MAGAZINE

“Riffs played through modern distortion, encapsulated perfectly on songs like ‘Let Me Morn’and ‘The Cemetery Angels’” (8 out of 10 review) – DECIBEL MAGAZINE

“Kirk Windstein is a certified riff master” – (4 out of 5 review) – ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE

* For more information on CROWBAR, please visit:

http://www.crowbarrules.com/

http://www.twitter.com/crowbarrules

http://www.myspace.com/crowbar

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crowbar-Band/65626548376

(Source: eOne Music)

A METAL CONGRATS TO CROWBAR!

LONG LIVE CROWBAR.

Stone.

METALLIANCE TOUR 2011 – Support Bands Announced, Tickets On Sale Now!

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(New York, NY) – The 2011 Metalliance Tour has just announced the complete line up for their already impressive and highly anticipated tour. The run of dates are now complete and will be supported by metal heavyweights KYLESA, RED FANG, HOWL and ATLAS MOTH.  The tour organizers had the honor of having Brian Mercer also provide all of the visuals and artwork for The Metalliance Tour. He is best known  for creating artwork for such bands as EYEHATEGODZOROASTERBLACK TUSKLAMB of GOD and countless others. (www.mercerrock.com

Dates have officially been announced. The tour sponsored by Revolver MagazineLoudtrax.comBrooklyn VeganMosh Potatoes Cookbook and Giddy Up! Sauces is proud to announce HELMET, SAINT VITUS and CROWBAR for its inaugural line up. “We are glad to be part of this tour; I think it’s a great bill. The bands I have heard so far each have a strong musical identity as opposed to so much of the generic, lowest common denominator music out there,” says HELMET front man Page Hamilton.

03/17/11    Dallas, TX @ Southside Music Hall
03/18/11    Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog / SXSW
03/19/11    New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
03/20/11    St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
03/21/11    Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
03/22/11    Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
03/23/11    Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
03/24/11    Worcester, MA @ Palladium
03/25/11    New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
03/26/11    Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
03/27/11    Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
03/29/11    Denver, CO @ The Summit
03/31/11    Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
04/01/11    Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/03/11    San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
04/05/11    Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues

$50 VIP tickets will be available courtesy of Artist Arena. This very special package will include:

– A General Admission Ticket
– Access to a Meet & Greet with Metalliance lineup
– A Metalliance hot sauce bottle
– A Commemorative VIP Show Laminate
– An Autographed poster
– 1 Issue of Revolver Magazine

One grand prize winner will be randomly selected for a Dinner With The Bands, an autographed Mosh Potatoes Cookbook and one T-shirt from each of the bands.

One second-place winner will randomly be selected for a one-on-one guitar lesson with Kirk Windstein from Crowbar and an autographed Mosh Potatoes Cookbook.

VIP tickets are on sale NOW. Click here for more information on this once in a lifetime experience!  http://bit.ly/gLC2to

Legendary alternative Metal band HELMET will perform their 1992 platinum-selling release of Meantime in its entirety. The Interscope Records release gave the band mainstream attention with songs like “Unsung” and “In The Meantime”.  With the band’s renewed success after getting back together in 2004, this tour will be one of the most anticipated of 2011.

One of the most highly influential Doom Metal bands in America, SAINT VITUS are regarded as one of the first bands of the genre starting out as early as the 1970’s. The band featuring Scott “Wino” Weinrich, bassist Mark Adams, guitarist Dave Chandler and drummer Henry Vasquez have influenced so many bands in Doom and Metal . “Saint Vitus is more than ready to infect The Metalliance Tour! We’ve been wanting to do something like this for some time now…so prepare for destruction!!” says lead guitarist Dave Chandler. The band has done a handful of shows and some European Festivals but this will be their first full US tour in over a decade.

CROWBAR front man Kirk Windstein concludes, “Wow! This tour is gonna rule! I’ve loved Helmet since the beginning and loved St. Vitus even longer. With the new Crowbar record having hit the streets by then, look out! This bill will bring just what we need to crush each city with an avalanche of stylistic thunder!”

Metalliance Website Site: www.metalliancetour.com
LONG LIVE THE METALLIANCE TOUR.
Stone.

CROWBAR “The Cemetery Angels” Music Video – Raging Sludge Metal For Your Ears And Eyes!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

CROWBAR – This is not a meat and potatoes Metal band. No sir. Instead, CROWBAR is: a roast the entire pig over an open pit of fire, while the beer is flowing from the kegs… Sludge Metal band. Metal be thy name, CROWBAR is one serious band of maximized and seriously Heavy sound. Take a Metal moment to watch and listen for yourself below, The Cemetery Angels.

Listen to The Cemetery Angels and get set Metal straight from the raging and mind jolting vocals of Kirk Windstein. Listen intently also to Kirk, the riff master, then tell me he isn’t one bad ass leader of CROWBAR. At Metal Odyssey, Kirk Windstein and CROWBAR are forever bad ass… so let it be Metal written, so let it be Metal done. Play this song LOUD and it will serve you right.

I hope you get as Metal thrilled as I do, from CROWBAR and The Cemetary Angels.

* The Cemetery Angels is from the forthcoming CROWBAR album – Sever The Wicked Hand.

* Sever The Wicked Hand releases in the U.S. on February 8th, 2011, on eOne Music.

* For more info on CROWBAR, click on the links below:

CROWBAR – Official Website

CROWBAR – myspace music

CROWBAR:

Kirk Windstein – vocals & guitar

Matthew Brunson – guitar

Patrick Bruders – bass

Tommy Buckley – drums

LONG LIVE CROWBAR.

LONG LIVE KIRK WINDSTEIN.

Stone.

CROWBAR – Streaming Another New Song! “Sever The Wicked Hand” Releases February 8, 2011!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

(New York, NY) – CROWBAR have released another brand new song, “Let Me Mourn” from their upcoming release “Sever The Wicked Hand”, due out in the U.S. on February 8th, 2011, on eOne Music. “This is one of my personal favorites on the record.  Haunting vocals and melodies. Low tuned doom at it’s finest”, says front man Kirk Windstein.

“Let Me Mourn” can be heard here: NOISECREEP

The band will release their crushing, long-awaited new studio album, “Sever The Wicked Hand” on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 via eOne Music. The full album is available now for pre-order on iTunes. Just go here to get it: http://bit.ly/faUOCI

The new album, produced by Kirk Windstein and mixed by Zeuss, is the band’s first new album of all new original studio material since 2005’s “Lifesblood For The Downtrodden”. Windstein recently told Decibel Magazine, “This is probably the most important record of Crowbar’s career”.

NOISECREEP.COM is debuting a the first new track called “The Cemetery Angels” recently which can be heard here: NOISECREEP

(Source: eOne Music press release, December 20, 2010)

* For more info on CROWBAR, just click on the links below:

CROWBAR – Official Website

CROWBAR – myspace music

Kirk Windstein

CROWBAR:

Kirk Windstein – vocals & guitar

Matthew Brunson – guitar

Patrick Bruders – bass

Tommy Buckley – drums

Track Listing For Sever The Wicked Hand:

Isolation (Desperation)

Sever The Wicked Hand

Liquid Sky And Cold Black Earth

Let Me Mourn

The Cemetery Angels

As I Become One

A Farewell To Misery

Protectors Of The Shrine

I Only Deal In Truth

Echo An Eternity

Cleanse Me, Heal Me

Symbiosis

LONG LIVE KIRK WINDSTEIN.

LONG LIVE CROWBAR.

Stone.

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