Archive for heavy metal albums 2012

KISS – “MONSTER” Television Commercial Promo 2012; 2 New Songs Streaming On KISSONLINE!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KISS – On October 9th, the 20th studio album, MONSTER, from the iconic KISS shall be released upon the world! I cannot wait! I absolutely LOVE their lead single Hell Or Hallelujah and I’m not bashful to admit this song psyches-me-out. I bought this song on iTunes and it has served me Metal right.

Currently on KISSONLINE.COM, you can listen to the following 2 songs from Monster, in their entirety: Long Way Down, All For The Love Of Rock & Roll. I’ve listened to both songs (several times) and they flat-out… ROCK! Go here to listen:

Check out the KISS – MONSTER television commercial below! 



If the Rock & Roll from KISS is no longer fun for you, then you’re probably too damn old and/or severely constipated. If you unfortunately fall into one or both of these categories (then) take some Ex-Lax, slap down some Air Supply vinyl on your turntable and go bitch to someone who gives a crap. Metal be thy name.


For more KISS – MONSTER related posts featured here on Metal Odyssey, click on the links below!

KISS “Hell Or Hallelujah” – Some Metal Thoughts and Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

KISS “MONSTER” – Album Cover and Track Listing! Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!


For more info on KISS, click on the link below!



REBELLION – Digital compilation “The Best Of Viking History” Is Out Tomorrow!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Starting tomorrow you can download your copy for 5€ only here:

But don’t wait too long, the limited offer ends this Sunday!



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



AC/DC ‘Live At River Plate’ – 2-CD & 3-LP Red Vinyl Releases On November 20th

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, live rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

AC/DC Live At River Plate was recorded in Buenos Aires in December 2009 when nearly 200,000 fans (over 3 sold-out nights) thunderously welcomed AC/DC back after a 13-year absence from Argentina. AC/DC Live At River Plate captures the legendary grandeur, excitement and energy that AC/DC’s live performances are renowned for. This ultimate live recording chronicles one of the largest shows from their massively successful Black Ice World Tour (where they performed to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries).

* Live At River Plate is the first live album for AC/DC in twenty years!


AC/DC Live At River Plate – 2-CD Track listing:

Rock N Roll Train

Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be

Back In Black

Big Jack

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Shot Down In Flames


Black Ice

The Jack

Hells Bells

Shoot To Thrill

War Machine

Dog Eat Dog

You Shook Me All Night Long


Whole Lotta Rosie

Let There Be Rock

Highway To Hell

For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)



AC/DC Live At River Plate will also be available on 3-LP Red Vinyl.

Both CD and Vinyl versions release on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012.

AC/DC Live At River Plate will release via Columbia Records.

For more info on AC/DC, click on the link below!



DIRT – Sign With Massacre Records – “Rock N Roll Accident” Releases November 23rd

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, southern groove metal with tags , , , , , , on October 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Massacre Records:

We’re happy to announce the signing of Germany’s Southern Groove Metal machine DIRT!

Vocalist Sven Zaklikowski founded the band back in 2008. Thiemo Hille was the first to join the band as guitarist. Marius Rebmann (bass), Florian Stollberg (guitars) and Marcel Unger (drums) followed soon.

The debut album of DIRT, “Suicide Blues”, was released in July 2009 on the band’s own label Dirt Rock Records. The band played gigs at various clubs and local festivals between 2010 and 2011, where they gained new fans.

DIRT are now ready to release their new album “Rock ‘N Roll Accident” on November 23, 2012 via Massacre Records!

The band’s sound can be described as Sludge/Doom Metal with strong Blues and Southern Rock influences, even though they prefer to call their style Southern Groove Metal.

DIRT are:

Sven Zaklikowski – Vocals

Thiemo Hille – Guitars

Florian Stollberg – Guitars

Marius Rebmann – Bass

Marcel Unger – Drums


(Source: Massacre Records)

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



HELLDORADOS To Support The Darkness – October 1st In Frankfurt, Germany!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HELLDORADOS released their self-titled debut album on July 13, 2012 via Massacre Records.

The album reached #64 at the Amazon Hard & Heavy Charts on the first sales day. Promotion concerts followed, for example at this year’s Bang Your Head Open Air in Balingen and the legendary Wacken Open Air.

The first HELLDORADOS music video “You Live, You Learn, You Die” ( received 5000 clicks within one month on YouTube and is also very popular everywhere else.

“This was a good start for us, but now we have prove ourselves on stage,“ said singer Pierre.

A few concerts are planned this year, before they’re going on festival tour in 2013. However, a real highlight is going to happen this Monday, October 1st!

HELLDORADOS are going to support The Darkness at their only concert in Germany on October 1st in Frankfurt!

Steve, the band’s guitarist, commented:

“The inquiry of the promoter came really unexpectedly for us, but we are proud and are glad about a wonderful concert evening in Frankfurt!”

You’ll find further information here:

HELLDORADOS’ debut album is available at our MP3 Download Store:



For more info on HELLDORADOS & THE DARKNESS, click on the links below!





GYPSYHAWK – “Hedgeking” (Official Video) And “Revelry & Resilience” Are Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

GYPSYHAWK – Guitar driven. Cruising Rock ‘N Roll. Blue Collar, knuckle crackin’, foot stompin’ and beer drinkin’ good-times Heavy Rock. Old school. Did I mention guitar driven? A blend of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock and Southern Rock never sounded so damn refreshingly cool. I’m talking about the new album released on Metal Blade Records (on August 28th) from California’s Gypsyhawk that’s titled: Revelry & Resilience. Essentially, Realistically, undoubtedly, unquestionably, this new Gypsyhawk album kicks pure, 100% Heavy Rockin’ ass.

There’s some heavy-duty classic Thin Lizzy vibes happening throughout Revelry & Resilience. Eric Harris on vocals and bass just “has a slick way” of reminding me of the late Phil Lynott. Don’t get me wrong, Eric Harris is musically his own man and Gypsyhawk dishes out heaping doses of original heavy sound. This Gypsyhawk band flat-out Rocks in such a glorious way, their songs, sound and style inspires me to shake away the bullshit stress that’s been hanging over my head for far too long.

I will share this: Gypsyhawk’s cover of Rick Derringer’s Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo is freakin’ great. Whoa! Let’s just say that I cannot get enough of this cover song from Gypsyhawk. These dudes nailed it! This classic song was meant to be covered by Gypsyhawk and belongs on their album, there’s no sliver of doubt in my Metal mind about that.

Man, I’m gonna tell you all right now… Gyspyhawk’s Heavy Rock ‘N Roll has gotten me psyched out of my brains! I absolutely love listening to Revelry & Resilience and couldn’t recommend this album more strongly to all my fellow Metal and Rockaholic brethren. Metal be thy name.

Take a listen (and look) below to the new and official video for Hedgeking. Check that. Take a dozen or so listens to Hedgeking! Crank this song up and thank the Rock ‘N Metal Gods that Gypsyhawk has created such a blazingly memorable song (and album) to feed our ears with!


Andrew Packer– Guitars

Eric Harris– Bass and Vocals

Ian “Pee Pee Rider” Brown – Drums

Erik “Ron Houser” Kluiber– Guitars



The Fields



Galaxy Rise


Night Songs From The Desert

The Red Wedding

Silver Queen

State Lines

Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo


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

Gypsyhawk Facebook




AS I LAY DYING – “Awakened” Full Album Stream On AOL Now On-Line

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 25, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Album release show at Santo’s Party House today in NYC

The Grammy-nominated Metal group AS I LAY DYING, who recently debuted their new single and video for “A Greater Foundation” to an overwhelming response by fans, have launched an exclusive full-album stream for AWAKENED on AOL Music. Fans can listen to the album now at is available today in-stores and online!

AS I LAY DYING will be performing a special private CD release show in conjunction with Metal Blade Records 30th Anniversary that will take place on street date in New York at Santos Party House. Starting September 14, fans can pre-order AWAKENED at three New York-area independent record stores and receive a FREE laminate that gives you access into the private NYC release show! Stores participating includes: Looney Tunes (West Babylon, NY), Vintage Vinyl (Fords, NJ), and J&R (NYC).

AWAKENED–which marks the group’s sixth studio album– is garnering early critical acclaim. In his 4/5 star album review for Alternative Press magazine, writer Jason Schreurs hailed, “Screamer Tim Lambesis has never sounded better than on a metal anthem like ‘Overcome,’ his shattered scream completely ripping faces. …Awakened is the best As I Lay Dying album you can point to as metal both modernized and maximized.” (October 2012).

Elsewhere, in his 4/5 star album review for Artist Direct , Rick Florino singled out the preview track “Cauterized” as “An unshakable anthem, the song is the best kind of aural assault and battery from one of heavy metal’s most dynamic outfits. Morphing from a steamrolling six-string storm courtesy of Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso, the track shifts into a polyrhythmic crusher fueled by drummer Jordan Mancino and bassist Josh Gilbert’s immortal groove. Tim Lambesis seamlessly segues from a gruff growl into one of the group’s tightest and toughest clean choruses to date.” Florino adds, “‘Cauterize’ is a metallic remedy of the highest order. As I Lay Dying prove to be a genre leader by progressing while pummeling, and it’s evidence that Awakened is another level altogether. They’re set to wake up the genre with a landmark album.” (September 2012)

For AWAKENED, the San Diego-based band–NICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), PHIL SGROSSO (guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass)–holed up in the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents) and mixer Colin RichardsonAWAKENED marks the follow-up to the Decas EP (2011) which reached #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart. The group’s last LP, 2010’s immensely successful The Powerless Rise, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #10. The Powerless Rise also reached #2 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Music Albums Chart.

09/25 New York, NY Santos Party House w/ Battlecross *Private CD release show

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Featuring Asking Alexandria, AS I LAY DYING, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire and Attila

11/16 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
11/18 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
11/19 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater
11/20 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
11/23 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
11/24 San Bernardino, CA California MetalFest VI
11/26 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
11/27 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
11/29 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
11/30 Covington, KY Madison Theatre
12/01 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
12/02 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
12/03 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theatre
12/05 Montreal, QC Olympia
12/07 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
12/08 Worcester, MA The Palladium
12/09 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
12/11 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
12/12 Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo
12/13 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
12/14 Nashville, TN Warfield
12/15 Jacksonville, FL Edge
12/16 Tampa, FL Cuban Club

Follow As I Lay Dying at these locations:


(Source: Metal Blade Records)



THE SWORD – APOCRYPHON Tour Dates, Europe & UK Release Info, Album Track Listing & Cover Art

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , on September 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

THE SWORD – The fourth studio album from THE SWORD, Apocryphon, will be released in North America on October 22nd via Razor & Tie. This Metal band from Austin Texas will also be embarking on a wide-scale tour of the U.S., beginning on October 29th in Corpus Christi, Texas! THE SWORD will be supported by Gypsyhawk, Eagle Claw and American Sharks on dates noted.

Check out the Apocryphon tour schedule below! Album release dates for Europe and the UK are below, as well as the track listing for Apocryphon:


10/29 – Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock#

10/31 – Oklahoma City, OK – Acm#

11/01 – Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music Hall#

11/02 – Shreveport, LA – The Riverside Warehouse#

11/03 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival#

11/05 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater#

11/06 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave#

11/07 – Chicago, IL – Double Door#

11/08 – Columbus, OH – The A&R Bar#

11/09 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop#

11/10 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater#

11/11 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall#

11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer#

11/14 – New York, NY – Webster Hall#

11/15 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met#

11/16 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs#

11/17 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel#

11/19 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay#

11/20 – Orlando, FL – Beacham#

11/21 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade#

11/22 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In#

11/23 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone#

11/24 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon#

12/02 – Tulsa, OK – Eclipse*

12/03 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar*

12/04 – Denver, CO – Bluebird*

12/05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*

12/06 – Boise, ID – Neurolux*

12/07 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne*

12/08 – Seattle, WA – Neumos*

12/10 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows*

12/11 – San Francisco, CA – Independent*

12/12 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey*

12/13 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick*

12/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red*

12/15 – Tucson, AZ – Congress*

12/18 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds*

# w/ Gypsyhawk & Eagle Claw

* w/ Gypsyhawk & American Sharks


As reported on Sword Of

ALSO, Napalm Records ( will be handling Apocryphon over in Europe and the UK! We are very excited to show you the following release dates:

31.10.2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden, Greece

02.11.2012 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg

05.11.2012 UK & Rest of Europe


ALSO: Check out these really cool Apocryphon bundles & merch below! You can buy any or all of this amazing stuff by clicking here:

Hey… I see a cassette tape is also available too! Metal be thy name! Whoa!


01. The Veil Of Isis

02. Cloak Of Feathers

03. Arcane Montane

04. The Hidden Masters

05. Dying Earth

06. Execrator

07. Seven Sisters

08. Hawks & Serpents

09. Eyes Of The Stormwitch

10. Apocryphon

DELUXE EDITION – Bonus Tracks:

11. Arrows In The Dark (Live at Emo’s / Austin, TX)

12. Barael s Blade (Live at Stubb’s BBQ / Austin, TX)

13. The Chronomancer II: Nemesis (Live at Stubb’s BBQ / Austin, TX)

14. Ebethron (Live at Stubb’s BBQ / Austin, TX)

15. Cheap Sunglasses

(Photo Credit: Sandy Carson)


John D. Cronise – voice, guitar

Kyle Shutt – guitar

Bryan Richie – bass

Santiago Vela III – drums





I LEGION – Release Debut Album Featuring Members Of Soilwork, Threat Signal, Mutiny Within And More

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

What happens when you combine Björn Strid (SOILWORK), Jon Howard (THREAT SIGNAL), Chris Clancy (ex-MUTINY WITHIN), Peter Wichers (SOILWORK), Brandon Jacobs (ex-MUTINY WITHIN), Andy James (SACRED MOTHER TONGUE), Angel Vivaldi (VEXT), and musical genius Frederic Riverin?  Simple: you get one kick ass Metal record in the form of the band I LEGION.

I LEGION have officially released their debut album titled Beyond Darkness.

I LEGION is the musical work of Frederic Riverin, who spent the better part of 2011 crafting his latest project. With the help of producer and vocalist Chris Clancy, they both created the melodic metal sounds of what would become the debut album titled Beyond Darkness. Metal monsters Björn Strid, Jon Howard, and Chris Clancy handled vocal duties for the epic 12 track masterpiece. Modern guitar heroes Peter Wichers, Andy James, Angel Vivaldi, and Brandon Jacobs all contributed to the tasteful melodic lead guitar playing.

All these musicians helped Frederic to create his own album: alone, but with a legion behind him. The I LEGION.

Beyond Darkness is now for sale via iTunesCD Baby, and Bandcamp.


(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)

For more info on I LEGION, click on the links below!



DORO – North American Tour Dates Announced For February 2013!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Queen DORO PESCH will be returning to North America in 2013 to rock the masses in support of her twelfth solo album, Raise Your Fist! The tour is set to commence on February 1st in Tampa, Florida with support provided by Sweden’s Sister Sin. Exclusive pre-sale tickets can be purchased at through October 5; afterwards, tickets will be available through all normal ticketing outlets.

Comments DORO of the long-awaited trek: “I’m so excited to tour North America again! I can’t wait to see all the great fans again and play the new songs off Raise Your Fist and of course all the songs the fans love. It’ll be a set list with the best tunes, hard and fast and lots of anthems and surprises. We’ll have some very special guests at our New York City and Los Angeles shows too and killer support from Sister Sin! I can’t wait to see you guys and wish you all the very best. Until then, raise your fist in the air and all we are will rule the ruins! I love you fuer immer! See you soon.”

Raise Your Fist is due out in the U.S. and Canada on November 6 via Nuclear Blast Records and features guest appearances by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister as well as  Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G. Elaborated DORO of the release:

“Most important to me are the power hymns ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ and ‘Victory.’ Both songs have been played live on our last tour and also made last year’s Wacken Open Air shake! For the diehard fans of German songs like ‘Für Immer’ [‘Forever’], there are two songs in the same vein: the sensitive and quite dark ‘Human Rights’ and the very emotional ‘Engel’ [‘Angel’]. There are also a lot of fast songs like ‘Little Headbanger’ and various fist-pumping ones featuring amazing guests like Gus G on ‘Last Man Standing’ which fans are sure to dig live. We also have a song that honors the late Ronnie James Dio called ‘Hero’ and another highlight called ‘It Still Hurts’ featuring Lemmy. The cover artwork has once again been created by British artist Geoffrey Gillespie who is a close friend and companion since he made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for his Triumph And Agony cover as the biggest album cover in the world. Since then, he’s done ten covers for us!”


DORO – North America Headlining Tour 2013:

2/01/2013 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

2/02/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

2/03/2013 Empire – West Springfield, VA

2/04/2013 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York, NY

2/05/2013 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

2/07/2013 Mod Club – Toronto, ON

2/08/2013 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

2/09/2013 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH

2/10/2013 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

2/12/2013 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

2/13/2013 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL

2/14/2013 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

2/15/2013 Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb – Waterloo, IA

2/17/2013 Moe’s – Englewood, CO

2/19/2013 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

2/20/2013 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

2/21/2013 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA

2/22/2013 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

2/23/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ

In related news, DORO spent two weeks in Ireland and Switzerland for on-location shoots for the Swiss film “Anuk: The Path of the Warrior,” earlier this month where she returns to play the role of Meha for a second time.

Watch the “Raise Your Fist In The Air” video on the Nuclear Blast Youtube Channel.


For ALL other current DORO news, click on the link below! Whoa!

DORO – ‘Raise Your Fist’ Releasing In North America On November 6th; Track List Revealed! European Tour Kicks Off On November 15th!



(Source: Earsplit PR)

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



DORO – ‘Raise Your Fist’ Releasing In North America On November 6th; Track List Revealed! European Tour Kicks Off On November 15th!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DORO’s 17th studio album Raise Your Fist will be released in North America this November 6th. This album also contains the four songs that have already been released this past August on the EP Raise Your Fist In The Air.

DORO’s Raise Your Fist album was recorded and written in the U.S., Germany, and Scandinavia. “Most important to me are the power hymns ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ and ‘Victory,’” DORO has stated. “Both songs have been played live on our last tour and also made last year’s Wacken Open Air shake!”

Musical guests on Raise Your Fist include Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G. Album artwork has once again been created by British artist and longtime collaborator Geoffrey Gillespie.


Take a look and listen to Raise Your Fist In The Air below! Crank it up loud and Hail The Queen Of Heavy Metal! 


Raise Your Fist In The Air

Coldhearted Lover

Rock Till Death

It Still Hurtsfeaturing Lemmy Kilmister

Take No Prisoner

Grab The Bull (Last Man Standing)featuring Gus G.


Freiheit (Human Rights)

Little Headbanger (Nackenbrecher)


Free My Heart




15.11.2012 GER Kiel Max

16.11.2012 GER Bremen Aladin

17.11.2012 NED Tilburg O13

18.11.2012 BEL Antwerp Trix

20.11.2012 GBR London Garage

21.11.2012 FRA Paris Divan Du Monde

23.11.2012 ESP Pamplona Totem

24.11.2012 ESP Madrid Arena

25.11.2012 ESP Barcelona Razzmatazz 2

27.11.2012 SWI Pratteln Z7

28.11.2012 GER Stuttgart Longhorn/LKA

30.11.2012 GER Memmingen Kaminwerk

01.12.2012 AUT Wien Scene

02.12.2012 HUN Budapest Club 202

04.12.2012 TCH Prag Retro Music Hall

06.12.2012 GER Bochum Zeche

07.12.2012 GER Karlsruhe Substage

08.12.2012 GER Vacha Vachwerk

09.12.2012 GER Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt


Stone Says: There’s never been a better time to be a DORO fan! A new EP this past August, a new full-length album this fall! Plus, if you live in Europe, you can catch DORO and her band live this November and December!

Accuse me of being a DORO loyalist, yet I consider the title track Raise Your Fist In The Air a classic Heavy Metal anthem already! Metal as my witness, that song gives me the Metal chills. Whoa!

2012 can easily be called: The Year Of DORO. Metal be thy name.


(Sources: Earsplit PR, Nuclear Blast)

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




THE ORDER – 1986 Is An Album Bursting At The Seams With Hard Rockin’ & Heavy Metallin’ Old School Glory!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

THE ORDER – Attention all fans of 80’s Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Classic Rock and early MTV era Heavy Metal: The Order have recorded an album that ushers in the loud, proud, colorful and ultra pumped-up energy that our beloved 80’s Heavy Music had to offer and it’s titled 1986. There’s no doubt in my Metal mind that 1986 was a magnificent year for Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Now there’s no doubt that this 1986 album is a priority recommendation of mine and one of the very best Hard Rock meets Heavy Metal albums I’ve listened to in 2012… or in the last few years for that matter.

Everything about these 10 songs on 1986 is huge! Huge guitars, huge vocals, huge drums, huge bass. Just a rainstorm of good-times lyrics surrounded by 80’s old school Hard and Heavy Rock ‘N Roll thunder! With 1986, The Order have taken the old adage of what once was old is new again and have written it across the sky. 1986 is the fourth album from these Swiss Hard Rockers and they’ve proven their seasoned musicianship is truly something to behold.

Gianni Pontillo on vocals should make the legendary (and fellow countryman) Marc Storace (of Krokus fame) very, very, very proud. Damn proud. To say it’s a Metal treat to take in the vocals of Gianni on this album is a gross understatement. Bruno Spring dials-in on every tiny guitar nuance that is golden about that arena-era of sound, glitz and glam! The solos, leads and all-encompassing melodic blanket of sound that Bruno plays throughout 1986 is 100% contagious to my Metal lovin’ and Hard Rockin’ senses. Holy Heavy Rockin’ shit.

Take a listen, no, take several listens to the opening track The Power Of Love below! This song is only 1 of 10 that kicks supreme Heavy Rockin’ ass like there’s no tomorrow!

If you can make it through the first four songs on 1986 without getting the psyche-you-out police breaking down the front door, then you’re in for an amazing sonic experience of Hard and Heavy Rock ‘N’ Roll! Just when I thought I’ve listened to it all, this is an album that has lifted me up, spun me around and kicked me straight in the ass with an old school Timberland boot; a boot full of Hard Rockin’ shock and Heavy Metallin’ awe. Holy Heavy Rockin shit, again.

The Order even recorded a ballad that kicks mammoth Metal ass. Under The Rain is the ballad and it’s a diamond-status moment for Gianni on vocals. Now, don’t take my Metal word for it. Take my F’n Metal word for it. The Order are a band you absolutely must know about and their 1986 album is one you absolutely must own. Metal be thy name.

1986 was released on July 27th, 2012, via Massacre Records.


Gianni Pontillo – Vocals

Bruno Spring – Guitar

Andrej Abplanalp – Bass

Mauro Casciero – Drums


01. The Power Of Love

02. Long Live Rock’n’Roll

03. Generation White Line

04. Lonely Nights

05. Fire It Up

06. A Kiss Under The Rain

07. Damn Hot Chick

08. Heartbreaking Rebel Blood

09. Why Dreaming Hollywood

10. Stop Lying In The Name Of Love


For a recent article on THE ORDER, as featured on Metal Odyssey, click below!

THE ORDER “The Power Of Love” From Forthcoming Album “1986″ – Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!


* 1986 cover artwork by Jan Yrlund /Darkgrove Design

For more info on THE ORDER, click on the links below!

Official facebook: THE ORDER



UNHERZ – ‘Seite An Seite’ Brand New (Official) Video Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

UNHERZ proudly present their brand new video clip for the song “Seite An Seite”!

The song is featured on the band’s latest album Die Wahrheit Liegt Dazwischen, which is available since August 24th.

The album received great reviews and entered the German Media Control Top 20 Newcomer Charts at #19.

Stone Says: Take a look and listen below to Seite An Seite from UNHERZ! Great vocals and grand musicianship sure do go a long way and UNHERZ has delivered!

WARNING: This melodic and heavy rocker of a song may stick to your brain like it has done to mine! Metal be thy name.

Listen to and get your copy of UNHERZ’s albums here:


For more UNHERZ news during 2012, click on the links below!

UNHERZ – Releasing ‘Best Of’ (Digital Only) Album: ‘Therapie-die zehn besten Sitzungen’ – Track Listing, Release Info

UNHERZ – Reveal Album Artwork; 3rd Studio Album Releases August 24th, via Massacre Records!

UNHERZ – 3rd Studio Album ‘Die Wahrheit Liegt Dazwischen’ Releases Tomorrow! Track List Revealed…


(Source: Massacre Records)

For more info on UNHERZ, click on the link below!

official facebook: Unherz



DOKKEN – “Broken Bones” EPK (Official) Is Here!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Broken Bones the new DOKKEN album will be out on Frontiers Records. Available in CD and Deluxe CD/DVD edition including a “Making of the Album” Release date: Europe: September 21st / North America: September 25th

Check out the Broken Bones Official EPK below!

For more related DOKKEN news, click on the link below!



(Source: Frontiers Records)

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GRAVE DIGGER ‘Clash Of The Gods’ – German Metal Legend’s 16th Studio Album Releases September 11th In U.S.

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

GRAVE DIGGER – The 16th studio album, Clash Of The Gods, from Germany’s Metal Legends Grave Digger, will be released in the U.S. on September 11th, via Napalm Records. The reviews for Clash Of The Gods have been very positive, across the Metal media landscape. The album cover artwork is, as always with Grave Digger, incredible stuff! Metal be thy name.


CLASH OF THE GODS – Track Listing:


God Of Terror

Hell Dog


Clash Of The Gods

Death Angel And The Grave Digger

Walls Of Sorrow

Call Of The Sirens

Warriors Revenge

With The Wind

Home At Last



Chris “Reaper” Boltendahl – Vocals

Stefan Arnold – Drums

Jens Becker – Bass

HP Katzenburg – Keyboards

Axel “Ironfinger” Ritt – Guitars


For more info on GRAVE DIGGER, click on the link below!



SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS – Launches Bandcamp Page

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Home to the finest in classic and Traditional Metal, Shadow Kingdom Records has posted several titles from its extensive catalog on Many items offered in the label’s webstore is now available for streaming and download at the recently launched site. Check out reissues and new material from the likes of MANILLA ROAD, PAGAN ALTAR, ALTAR OF OBLIVION and more at Shadow Kingdom Records –


Upcoming Shadow Kingdom Records titles:

09/02 – MANILLA ROAD – Invasion

09/11 – PAGAN ALTAR – The Time Lord EP

09/11 – ALTAR OF OBLIVION – Grand Gesture of Defiance

09/23 – HELLWELL – Beyond the Boundaries of Sin

10/29 – PAGAN ALTAR – Judgment of the Dead


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS, click on link below!

Shadow Kingdom Records –

Shadow Kingdom Records



MASACHIST – Sophomore Album ‘Scorned’ Out Now & Streaming Via Stereokiller

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 6, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Scorned, the searing second studio full-length from Polish Death Metal assassins MASACHIST, is out now worldwide via Selfmadegod Records.

A collective featuring the warmongering talents of Thrufel (ex-Azarath, ex-Yattering), Daray (Dimmu Borgir, ex-Vader, Vesania), Heinrich (Vesania, ex-Decapitated, ex-UnSun), Aro (Shadows Land, Torquemada) and Pig (Anal Stench, ex-Decapitated), MASACHIST will infiltrate the diehards of the Extreme Metal world with this new album.

Recorded at Monroe Sound Studio (Vesania, Disloyal, Shadows Land, Manslaughter) and mixed by guitarist Aro, Scorned torches anything in earshot with forty minutes of crushing, mangled Death Metal over nine anthems of revulsion.

Stream Scorned in its bloody entirety via Stereokiller RIGHT HERE.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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



SAMOTHRACE “Reverence To Stone” – 2 Songs Of Epic Doom Metal; Unleashes A Massive Atmosphere Of Doom

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SAMOTHRACEReverence To Stone may only feature two songs, however, it’s the length and overall magnitude of Doom Metal that is of Metal importance here. We’re talking about a massive atmosphere of Doom Metal I feel and hear from Reverence To Stone. Released back on July 31st, via 20 Buck Spin, Reverence To Stone has my nomination for epic Metal album of the year.

When We Emerged clocks in at 14:20 and A Horse Of Our Own plays at a mega memorable 20:29. Nearly 35 minutes of 100% Doom saturation. A massive, massive wall of Doom imbued sound. Both guitar and percussive driven, coupled with the unforgiving exclusion to multiple tracks here, are what encourages Samothrace to delve deep into the cavernous depths of Doom awareness.

Doom Metal fans from coast-to-coast and across continents should take note: Samothrace = A DOOM listening experience. You can’t possibly listen to Reverence To Stone two or three times and draw a conclusion. You must listen to these two epic songs several times before realizing that Samothrace cares that their music (and growls) are telling a story; and most importantly, Samothrace brilliantly piece together the parts of music that are essential to the essence (of the totality) of Doom sound. I’m overjoyed by this Samothrace album. Metal be thy name.


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




KISS ‘Destroyer – Resurrected’ Lands On Billboard Album Chart!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KISS – The newly remastered KISS Destroyer album became { Resurrected } by original and legendary producer Bob Ezrin. Along with Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo) as a new Bonus Track, sung by Gene Simmons, this is a KISS masterpiece to own! KISS Destroyer – Resurrected has debuted on the Billboard 200 at #58. What once was old… is new again! The Classic Rock ‘N Roll of KISS is timeless. Metal be thy name.


For more info on KISS Destroyer – Resurrected, click the link below!

KISS – DESTROYER { RESURRECTED } – Releases On August 21st, 2012!


For more info on KISS, click the link below!



KYLESA – Rarities Collection, FROM THE VAULTS, VOL. 1, Set For Nov. 20th Release Via Season Of Mist

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey



Kylesa is set to release From The Vaults, Vol. 1,  a twelve-song collection featuring unreleased, new and alternate versions of songs spanning their catalogue including one entirely new song (“End Truth”) as well as the band’s legendary cover of Pink Floyd’s “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” on Nov. 20 (Nov. 16 in Europe).

“This project has been a labor of love,” explained guitarist/singer/producer Phillip Cope. “We have spent over a year going through old songs, covers, etc. and collected those we felt went well together; remixing and finishing them up. We didn’t want to release something just thrown together so we put a lot of thought and time into it. I am really happy about how this came together. I think it is a good representation of Kylesa’s different styles from early on to present day.

The Savannah-based band recently wrapped up an European tour, which included stops at the Wacken Open Air and Area 4 Festivals,  and will enter the studio to begin work on a new album for 2013. Kylesa’s most recent release, 2010’s Spiral Shadow, was revered by fans and critics alike as a “record that trashes everything you might expect from the genre” (Pitchfork) and is “as sweaty as a south Georgia summer” (Spin).  Singer/guitarist Laura Pleasants was recently featured on the cover of Decibel Magazine’s inaugural Women in Metal issue.

(Photo Credit: Geoff L. Johnson)

From The Vaults, Vol. 1 Track Listing:

1.  Intro  **

2.  Inverse  **

3.  111 Degree Heat Index ***

4.  Between Silence and Sound II ***

5.  Paranoid Tempo  **

6.  End Truth *

7.  Bottom Line II ***

8.  Wavering **

9.  Bass Salts **

10.  Drained **

11.  Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun **

12.  Drum Jam **

* New

** Previously unreleased/limited availability

*** Alternate Version


(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on KYLESA, click on the link below!



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