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GUS G. – Fearless North America Tour Coming This September!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on June 6, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Firewind founder, former Ozzy Osbourne axeman and guitar virtuouso GUS G. will be embarking on a North American Tour in support of his newly released studio album: Fearless (AFM Records). Joining GUS G. on this tour are Hard Rock notables Vinnie Vincent and Richie Kotzen. Check the schedule below to see if GUS G. will be shredding in your city!

Sep 13 Houston, TX – Scoutbar+
Sep 14 San Antonio, TX – Rockbox+
Sep 15 Dallas, TX – Trees+
Sep 16 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s+
Sep 18 Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live*
Sep 19 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vampd*
Sep 20 San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House *
Sep 21 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver *
Sep 23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater*
Sep 24 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven*
Sep 26 Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s*
Sep 28 Santa Clarita, CA – Canyon Club*
Sep 29 Agora Hills, CA – Canyon Club *
Sep 30 Pasadena, CA – The Rose*
+ w/ Vinnie Moore
* w/ Richie Kotzen & Vinnie Moore

Tickets & VIP upgrades: www.bandsintown.com/gusg

LONG LIVE GUS G., VINNIE MOORE & RICHIE KOTZEN.

STONE.

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On This Day In AUTOGRAPH History – June 2nd… “Turn Up The Radio!”

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on June 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

June 2, 1985AUTOGRAPH‘s debut studio album, Sign In Please, was ranked at #57 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This glorious album of Heavy Metal thunder peaked at #29, on this respective albums chart.

Sign In Please has since been certified Gold and Platinum, by the RIAA. Source: https://www.riaa.com/

June 2, 1987AUTOGRAPH‘s third studio album, Loud And Clear, was ranked at #123 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This very cool album peaked at #108, on this respective albums chart. Whoa!

June 2, 2018AUTOGRAPH performs in Beaumont, California, at the Beaumont Cherry Festival; with Great White also on the bill. Hot damn!

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* For more info on AUTOGRAPH:

facebook: Autograph

http://www.autographband.com/

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Source for album chart positions:

https://www.billboard.com/archive/charts

LONG LIVE AUTOGRAPH.

Rest In Peace, Keni Richards.

Stone.

It Happened Today, In METAL History – June 1st – METALLICA, MEGADETH, IRON MAIDEN And More!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on June 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

June 1, 2012 – The magnificent METALLICA performed at Zeppelinfeld in Nurnberg, Germany for the Rock im Park Festival. METALLICA performed thier amazingly legendary Black Album in its entirety, while on tour in Europe, back in 2012. Whoa!

June 1, 2013 – The mighty MEGADETH performed live in Barcelona, Spain, At Parc del Forum for the Sonisphere Festival. This was one of many stops on MEGADETH’s Super Collider World Tour. Hell and yeah!

On this day in KISSTORY – June 1, 2013KISS kicked off their European MONSTER Tour in front of a massive crowd at Friends Arena Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden! (Source: KISS Online) Dig it.

June 1, 2018 – The super-great IRON MAIDEN performs in Stockholm, SWEDEN, at Tele2 Arena. All hail IRON MAIDEN.

June 1, 2018 – The fearless FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have their newly released studio album, And Justice For None, debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart! Holy shit, that is killer!

June 1, 2018 FFDP perform live in Deadwood, South Dakota at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel & Casino. Lucky Deadwood.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

STONE.

GRUESOME – “Twisted Prayers” Full-Length Out Now And Streaming Via Relapse Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Gruesome - Twisted Prayers - promo album cover - 2018 - #233MO33ILMG

“While cribbing the raw sound and style of Death circa Leprosy and Scream Bloody Gore seems like a manageable task given the music’s proud primitivism, achieving Schuldiner’s progression as he distanced himself from mere mortals is a formidable leap. But Exhumed mainman Matt Harvey and collaborators including Gus Rios of Malevolent Creation somehow create an album that works as both tribute and original art…” — Decibel

Twisted Prayers, the newest full-length from death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME, is out NOW via Relapse Records.

Stream it in full below or at THIS LOCATION. 

If you missed it, view the band’s NSFW video for “Fatal Illusions” as well as the Jeffrey Sisson-directed video for “Inhumane” and lyric video for “A Waste Of Life” HERE.

GRUESOME recently partnered with Decibel Magazine to share their cover of “Legion Of Doom” by Chuck Schuldiner’s pre-Death project Mantas. The recording was included the June 2018 issue as a special pictured flexi disc. Stream the exclusive track at THIS LOCATION.

GRUESOME – featuring current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, and more – returns with its second full-length, Twisted Prayers. The eight-track offering follows Death’s paradigm shift during the Spiritual Healing era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics. Recorded at New Constellation Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349, Goatwhore, Wolvhammer) who has been instrumental in crafting the band’s sonic homage, Twisted Prayers features GRUESOME doing what they do best across over forty minutes of unholy hymns with lurid melodies and vulgar atmospheres. The band has once again teamed up with the legendary artist Ed Repka (Death, Atheist, Massacre) for the album’s blasphemous cover art in addition to legendary Death guitarist James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament) for a pair of special guest guitar solos. Bow your heads and worship at the altar of GRUESOME!

GRUESOME‘s Twisted Prayers is available on CD, LP, deluxe LP, cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads/streaming services at THIS LOCATION. The deluxe LP edition of the album includes an accompanying flexi disc featuring companion artwork and a cover of Possessed’s “The Exorcist.”

GRUESOME has announced two exclusive shows in Florida with label mates Exhumed before kicking off a European headlining tour this summer. Beginning July 19th, the trek will travel through two dozen cities and includes appearances at Obscene Extreme 2018, Wacken Open Air, Partysan Open Air and more. See all confirmed dates below.

GRUESOME:
7/14/2018 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ Exhumed
7/15/2018 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL w/ Exhumed
7/19/2018 Obscene Extreme 2018 – Trutnov, CZ
7/20/2018 Red & Black – Warzawa, PL
7/21/2018 Hydrozagadk – Chorzow, PL
7/22/2018 Modra Vopice – Prague, CZ
7/23/2018 Free & Easy Festival – Munich, DE
7/24/2018 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
7/25/2018 Metaldays – Tolmin, SL
7/26/2018 Viper Room – Wien, AT
7/27/2018 Master Of The Unicorn – Ernsthausen, DE
7/28/2018 Stonehenge Festival – Steenwijk, NL
7/29/2018 Bastard Club – Osnabruck, DE
7/30/2018 Immerhin – Wurzburg, DE
7/31/2018 Nomansland – Volmerange-les-mines, FR
8/01/2018 7er Club – Mannheim, DE
8/02/2018 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
8/03/2018 Klubb Dissonans – Jonkoping, SE
8/04/2018 The Crypt – Linkoping, SE
8/05/2018 Underwerket – Valby/Copenhagen, DK
8/07/2018 Chemiefabrik – Desden, DE
8/08/2018 Musik und Frieden – Berlin, DE
8/09/2018 Partysan Open Air – Schlotheim, DE
8/10/2018 Das Bett – Frankfurt, DE
8/11/2018 Helvete – Oberhausen, DE
8/12/2018 Alcatraz Open Air – Kortrijk, BE

“…an extreme reminder of what Death accomplished through seven records and a reason to revisit the work of one of the genre’s architects and symbolic teacher.” – Covering The Scene

“…every track on Twisted Prayers features some truly warped and shreddy solos. Harvey and Daniel Gonzalez set the fretboards ablaze on ‘Lethal Legacy,’ ‘A Waste Of Life’ and on the album-closing title track which can only be described as a tapping buffet.” – Ghost Cult

“…the most technical GRUESOME album to date.” – Metal Trenches

Source:

* For more GRUESOME:

http://www.facebook.com/gruesomedeathmetal/
http://www.instagram.com/gruesome_death_metal/
http://www.gruesomedeathmetal.bandcamp.com/
http://www.relapse.com
http://www.facebook.com/RelapseRecord

LONG LIVE GRUESOME.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

 

GWAR “The Blood Of Gods Tour” – July Tour Dates And Info

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From the GWAR facebook:

HUMAN SCUM! The tickets for our July tour dates with Light The Torch are on sale now at www.gwar.net/tour-dates.* Both regular and VIP tickets. Only 5 VIP tickets per show. Don’t miss out on the blood fest! #GWAR #TheBloodOfGodsTour (*Fort Wayne, IN date is with DevilDriver)

LONG LIVE GWAR.

STONE.

BATTLEROAR – Reveals Cover Art, Track Listing For ‘Codex Epicus’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on May 16, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Greek epic/power metal force BATTLEROAR has revealed the cover art and track listing for their forthcoming studio album, Codex Epicus. Due on June 15 via Cruz Del Sur Music, the Codex Epicus album art was created by Vagelis Petikas of Revolver Design.

The follow-up to 2014’s Blood Of Legends was recorded at Devasoundz Studios in Athens, Greece and features a guest appearance from MANILLA ROAD guitarist/vocalist Mark Shelton on the song “Sword of the Flame”, reprising a role he first took on with “The Wanderer,” which appears on BATTLEROAR‘s 2005 album, The Age of Chaos.

Comments BATTLEROAR guitarist Kostas Tzortzis: “Mark is one of my biggest musical influences, my mentor and my brother. I am lucky enough to know him personally for more than 16 years and we have shared many experiences in many different places on this planet! So, during the creation of this album, I found myself drained of inspiration, with a nice song on my hands half-finished, but with absolutely no idea how to get it done. Time was running out and I was getting desperate, so I thought of asking Mark for help. Mark has never failed me and this time was no different. He wrote the lyrics, created the vocal lines, sang them and he even added a guitar solo in the end of the song. The rest is history…”

BATTLEROAR will support Codex Epicus with extensive live shows across Europe.

Originally formed in 2000, BATTLEROAR‘s self-titled debut album was released in 2003. The band followed it up with The Age Of Chaos in 2005 before joining Cruz Del Sur for the release of 2008’s To Death And Beyond…

Track List

  1. Awakening the Muse
  2. We Shall Conquer
  3. Sword of the Flame
  4. Chronicles of Might
  5. The Doom of Medusa
  6. Palace of the Martyrs
  7. Kings of Old
  8. Enchanting Threnody
  9. Stronghold (CD Bonus Track – new version)

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Source:

* For more band/label info:

www.facebook.com/BattleroaR/

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/

LONG LIVE BATTLEROAR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

MASS DESTRUCTION FEST 2018 – Event Info

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Following the success of the inaugural version in 2017, MASS DESTRUCTION FESTIVAL will return to Atlanta for a second installment in November 2018. This year’s bill will span two days and include headliners TERRORIZER and NASTY SAVAGE.

Fest co-organizer Amos Rifkin commented:

“Our inaugural event was a huge step forward in establishing ourselves as a legitimate heavy metal festival, we hope to build on last’s year’s experiences and success and continue to grow this into something bigger and better every year.”

Co-organizer Cody Martin further commented:

“Last year was a dream come true for me and I had an absolute blast, a feeling that was palpable from the audience and bands alike! A second year was absolutely mandatory. We’re going full steam ahead.”

Preliminary line-up:

FRIDAY:
Nasty Savage (headliner)
The Chasm
FIN
Abysmal Lord 
Hellgoat
+ TBA

SATURDAY:
Terrorizer
The Accused AD
Kommandant
Perdition Temple
+ TBA

Pre-order tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/MDMF2018

More information will be announced in the near future. In the meantime go to Mass Destruction Metal Fest

Source:

Dewar PR

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

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