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STRYPER “No More Hell To Pay” – Holding On To #1 On iTunes Rock Charts!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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HUGE STRYPER NEWS!

NO MORE HELL TO PAY IS #1 ON iTUNES!

AS OF 7:00 AM EST, NOVEMBER 7TH!

JUST SAYING.

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METAL BE THY NAME.

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TWO NEW STRYPER CONCERT DATES ANNOUNCED!

STRYPER

WHEN: April 24, 2014

WHERE: The Rockpile West – West Toronto, Canada

TICKETS: TBA

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STRYPER

WHEN: April 25, 2014

WHERE: The Rockpile East – East Toronto, Canada

TICKETS: TBA

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Michael Sweet – Lead Vocals & Lead Guitar

Robert Sweet – Drums

Oz Fox – Guitar & Vocals

Timothy Gaines – Bass & Vocals

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For More Info On STRYPER:

Facebook: Stryper

http://www.stryper.com

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LONG LIVE STRYPER.

Stone.

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BENEDICTUM – US METAL RISING STARS BENEDICTUM TO UNLEASH THEIR FOURTH ALBUM “OBEY” ON FRONTIERS RECORDS IN DECEMBER

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Heavy Metal gets a needed shot in the arm with the long-awaited and much-anticipated new album from BENEDICTUM’s OBEY due out for release on Frontiers Records on November 29th in Europe and December 3rd in North America. With a sound that nods to the legends of Metal such as early Rainbow, the stylings of Savatage, Warrior, Rough Cutt, and Pyschotic Waltz, along with shades of Black Sabbath; Benedictum unleashes ‘OBEY’ that will surely bring pleasure to the Gods of Heavy Metal and their legions of fans around the world!

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Led by the sultry and powerful vocal gymnastics of lead singer Veronica Freeman, whose voice has been praised on the television show, That Metal Show, on VH1 among others; BENEDICTUM displays a plethora of aggressive riffs, fierce rhythms, and powerful melodies full of delicate textures that grow spikes with shredding leads to converge at the crossroads of tradition and innovation.

The rise of BENEDICTUM began when the band caught the ear and attention of DIO guitarist Craig Goldy, who in turn had his friend Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Dio, Foreigner) check them out. With the groups raw power and pure potential just beginning to surface, Pilson then produced and recorded Benedictum’s debut album ‘UNCREATION’ in 2005. The band garnered rave reviews and won over enthusiastic fist-pumping fans rapidly. Their second album ‘SEASONS OF TRAGEDY’ released in 2008 to more undeniable Metal love from around the world. All of this led to BENEDICTUM being signed to a contract with FRONTIERS RECORDS and further upping the ante in the studio.

Check Out The BENEDICTUM OBEY EPK (Official) Below!

The band and Grammy Award winning producer Ryan Greene (Megadeth, F5, NOFX) joined forces for 2011’s ‘DOMINION’ and BENEDICTUM had arrived. The band jumped onto the world stage playing such events as Wacken Open Air Festival, Doro’s Warrior Soul Tour, HeadBangers Open Air and more. The CD was also a pick of the week by Don Jamison on That Metal Show.Pete Wells - Benedictum - promo pic - #308

Pete Wells – Founding Member/Guitarist

BENEDICTUM went through some personnel changes and challenges, but have landed on the soles of The V’s high-heeled boots to record their highly anticipated fourth album ‘OBEY’. Joining founding members Veronica Freeman and Pete Wells are Rikard Stjernquist (Jag Panzer) on drums and Aric Avina (Tynator) on bass. There is an unmistakable swell of excitement building in chat rooms and fan pages online not only for the album, but to also have BENEDICTUM perform at a venue near them soon.

Obey track-listing includes: Dream Of The Banshee; Fractured; Obey; Fighting For My Life; Scream; Evil That We Do; Crossing Over; Cry; Thornz; Die To Love You; Apex Nation; Retrograde

To the world, BENEDICTUM merely says: bow and OBEY!

It is important that the band informs you of two duets on the album; one with A Sound Of Thunder vocalist Nina Osegueda on ‘Thornz’ and the other with the incomparable Tony Martin (Black Sabbath) on the song ‘Cry’. The band is humbled and appreciative!

Weblinks: http://www.benedictum.net  /

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Benedictum.Official

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(Source: Benedictum Official Website)

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LONG LIVE BENEDICTUM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ICED EARTH – “PLAGUES OF BABYLON” LYRIC VIDEO STREAMING ONLINE NOW!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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ICED EARTH – Watch the new ICED EARTH lyric video off their upcoming album Plagues of Babylon:

Stone Says: Man, is this title song for the upcoming ICED EARTH album heavy-duty solid or what?! I’ve been pumped to get this new ICED EARTH album all along and now I’m quadruple mega-pumped!! Simply put, this song kicks incredible Metal ass!! There’s really no other way to put it!! WHOA!

Stu Block (once again) sounds fabulous and the guitars are on fire, in this song! Raphael Saini just pummels the Metal crap out of his kit!! I absolutely cannot wait to buy Plagues Of Babylon, this coming January of 2014!! Metal be thy name!!

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Jon Schaffer – Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Vocals

Stu Block – Lead Vocals

Troy Seele – Lead Guitar

Luke Appleton – Bass Guitar

Raphael Saini – Drums

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(Source: Century Media Records)

* For More Info On ICED EARTH:

Facebook: Iced Earth

http://www.icedearth.com

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http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

U.D.O. “STEELHAMMER” – Hammers Through With The Heavy Metal Charge!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

U.D.O. - Steelhammer - promo cover pic!

4.5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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STEELHAMMER marks the 14th studio album from Germany’s undisputed Heavy Metal champions: U.D.O.. Led by the constant and legendary frontman Udo Dirkschneider, U.D.O. has seized the Metal moment in 2013! Steelhammer sounds just like it’s title! The marketing sticker on the CD jewel case states “Heavy Metal Album Of The Year” and that’s not a bunch of hot air by any stretch. I find Steelhammer to stand up valiantly, amongst the best Metal albums of 2013, myself.

What makes Steelhammer pound and pummel so well is the classic age of Heavy Metal sound that these songs are all wrapped up in. U.D.O.’s guitarists (Andrey SmirnovKasperi Heikkinen) have their names written all over the superior Heavy Metal sound that explodes from Steelhammer! Udo’s vocals are so excellent that it’s scary. Long live Udo Dirkschneider!

U.D.O. - Group Photo - 2013 - #1 - promo

Udo’s clean vocals are spotlighted (hugely) with Heavy Rain. A ballad on this U.D.O. album does put the brakes on the Heavy Metal tidal wave that carried me through tracks 1 through 4, nonetheless, it is fun hearing Udo sound so much more calm as a vocalist. After all these grand Metal years and catalog of albums that Udo Dirkschneider has given the Metal community, his ballad is given a horns up from this middle-aged hell rat. Book Of Faith is both a symphonic and diverse way to close out Steelhammer; reminding me that Heavy Metal isn’t always about the riff or blast beat.

Old School Metalheads, U.D.O. and Accept fans just have to salivate over Steelhammer! Younger fans of Metal need to buy Steelhammer and hear a tried and true legend sing Heavy Metal… the Udo way. This entire U.D.O. lineup kicks ass, pure and simple. “Heavy Metal Album Of The Year”? With Steelhammer’s Heavy Metal being this memorable to me, I’m sure it has a credible shot.

U.D.O. - Band Logo - large!

Udo Dirkschneider – vocals

Andrey Smirnov – guitar

Kasperi Heikkinen – guitar

Fitty Wienhold – bass

Francesco Jovino – drums

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Steelhammer was released in North America, back on May 21st, 2013, via AFM Records.

* For More Info On U.D.O.

Facebook: U.D.O. (official)

http://www.udo-online.de

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LONG LIVE U.D.O.

LONG LIVE UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

NOCTURNO CULTO’S GIFT OF GODS “RECEIVE” Releasing October 28th; Pre-Order Available Now

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Nocturno Culto's - Gift Of Gods - Receive - promo cover pick

Nocturno Culto’s Gift of Gods – Receive

THE EPIC DEBUT MINI-ALBUM FEATURING 30 MINUTES OF TITANIC HEAVY METAL FROM DARKTHRONE’S NOCTURNO CULTO.

Pre-order now for 28th October release.

Preorder by clicking link below:

https://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/collection/248/

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* For More Info:

Facebook: Darkthrone

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http://www.peaceville.com

http://www.youtube.com/PeacevilleRecords

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LONG LIVE NOCTURNO CULTO.

LONG LIVE PEACEVILLE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

METAL CHURCH News: Rat Pak Records Launching Grab-Bag Giveaway Items From Random Pre-Orders Of “Generation Nothing” On October 8th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Church - Rat Pak Records - grab-bag giveaway - promo flyer - 2013

METAL CHURCH – As reported by Rat Pak Records: Next Tuesday [October 8th] we will randomly draw the names from the list of those who pre-ordered the new Metal Church CD Generation Nothing from us and start sending out the cool grab bag items! Items include:

Metal Church “Generation Nothing” embroidered leather jacket , Skateboard, MC pendant bracelet, The Dark on Vinyl (vintage,) Hand written lyric sheets, 18 x 24 wall tapestry, One-of-a-kind Metal Church Fan bundle – Personal “Thank-You” call from Ronny Munroe and limited print Metal Church road crew shirts.

Pre-order your copy of Metal Church “Generation Nothing” today! 

www.RatPakRecords.com/MetalChurch

The title track (click below) from the new METAL CHURCH album “GENERATION NOTHING”

 https://soundcloud.com/rat-pak-records/generation-nothing

Metal Church - Generation Nothing - promo flyer - October - 2013

Official release date for “Generation Nothing” is scheduled for October 22nd, 2013.

Metal Church - Generation Nothing - promo album photo - 2013

GENERATION NOTHING – Track Listing:

Bullet Proof

Dead City

Generation Nothing

Noises In The Wall

Jump The Gun

Suiciety

Scream

Hits Keep Comin’

Close To The Bone

The Media Horse

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METAL CHURCH:

Kurdt Vanderhoof – guitar

Ronny Munroe – vocals

Jeff Plate – drums

Rick Van Zandt – guitar

Steve Unger – bass

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* For More Info On METAL CHURCH:

Facebook: Metal Church – Official

http://www.metalchurchmusic.com

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Facebook: Rat Pak Records

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LONG LIVE METAL CHURCH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

STRYPER “Revelation” (Official Lyric Video) Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock videos with tags , , , , , on September 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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STRYPER – On November 5th, 2013, the eighth original studio album from STRYPER, No More Hell To Pay, will be released via Frontiers Records. A stirring and fabulous song that is featured on this forthcoming STRYPER album is Revelation. Below, you can follow this song’s lyrics while cranking up the Heavy Metal!! Just a fantastically well-written and executed song. By the way, the guitar solo is nothing short of maximum whiz-bang! Metal be thy name.

STRYPER REVELATION (Official Lyric Video)

Is:

STONE’S METAL PICK OF THE DAY! 

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STRYPER:

Michael Sweet – lead vocals & lead Guitar

Robert Sweet – drums

Oz Fox – Guitar & vocals

Timothy Gaines – bass & vocals

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* For More Info On STRYPER:

Facebook: Stryper

http://www.stryper.com

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FRONTIERS RECORDS:

 www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE STRYPER.

Stone.

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