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BATTLECROSS – Launches Three Live Bootlegs; Roadside Takeovers With Killswitch Engage Continue

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Detroit Metal squad, BATTLECROSS, just launched three new live bootlegs! POV Recordings recently shot and edited live videos of “Flesh & Bone,” “Never Coming Back” and “Kaleb” from the band’s show at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. The videos can be seen on the Metal Blade Records, BATTLECROSS, and POV Recordings YouTube channels. Click the links below to watch them now!

“Flesh & Bone” – HERE 

“Never Coming Back” – HERE 

“Kaleb” – HERE 

BATTLECROSS recently kicked off a North American tour with Killswitch Engage and Trivium, which was preceded by a headlining show on April 30th at Dingbatz in New Jersey. The trek will wrap up at the end of May, before the band ventures to Europe in June for a series of festival appearances, as well as club shows with Huntress.

BATTLECROSS will be touring in support of latest album, War Of Will, which debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the Top Current Albums chart, #2 on the Heatseeker chart, #15 on the Current Hard Music chart, #16 on the Hard Music Overall chart, and #32 on the Independent Albums chart! This marks the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut. Additionally, War Of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes metal chart on the day of release.

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BATTLECROSS w/ Killswitch Engage

5/12/2014 – Capones – Johnson City, TN w/ Trivium (No Killswitch Engage)

5/13/2014 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Trivium (No Killswitch Engage)

5/15/2014 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD w/ Trivium, Nothing More

5/16/2014 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI w/ Trivium, Devil You Know (No Killswitch Engage)

5/17/2014 – London Music Hall – London, ON w/ Trivium

5/18/2014 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY w/ Nothing More

5/20/2014 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL w/ Trivium, Nothing More

5/21/2014 – The Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA w/ Trivium (No Killswitch Engage)

5/22/2014 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN w/ Trivium, Nothing More

5/23/2014 –  Centerstage Bar & Grill – Kokomo, IN w/ Black Fast

5/24/2014 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO w/ Black Fast

5/25/2014 – Aftershock – Merriam, KSw/ Black Fast

5/26/2014 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep

5/27/2014 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM w/ Nothing More

5/28/2014 – Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO w/ Nothing More
End Tour

8/09/2014 – Dirtfest @ Birch Run Expo Center – Birch Run, MI


(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on BATTLECROSS:

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METAL NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Friday, April 12th, 2013

Posted in hard rock news, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Killswitch Engage - Disarm The Descent - promo cover pic!


Killswitch Engage have debuted on the Billboard album charts at #7 with their 6th studio album: Disarm The Descent. Congratulations to Killswitch Engage and… Metal be thy name!

Killswitch Engage are hitting the road in the U.S. in support of Disarm The Descent this May with As I Lay Dying OfficialMiss May I, and AFFIANCE!


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Airbourne‘s forthcoming record Black Dog Barking is now available for pre-order on iTunes! And, if you order the Special Edition, you’ll receive an instant download of “Live It Up’! Black Dog Barking will be released in North America on May 21st, via Roadrunner Records.

Pre-order Black Dog Barking on iTunes here:


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The Summer Slaughter Tour will be hitting Los Angeles, CA on 7/20 and New York, NY on 08/07! Tickets go on sale April 19th!


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From the facebook page of IRON MAIDEN:

Maiden will be returning to Argentina this summer to make their first-ever appearance at the legendary River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires on 27th September. They will also be making a first-ever visit to Paraguay on 29th September to play the Jockey Club, Asuncion. On Oct 2 they will return to headline the Estadio Nacional, Santiago in Chile, where the Bluray/DVD of “En Vivo” was filmed in 2011. Very special guests at all shows will be Big 4 thrash masters Slayer, with support also from Swedish heavy rock phenomenon, Ghost.

Tickets for Argentina and Chile go onsale 18th April at 10am. Tickets for Paraguay go onsale 2nd May at 10am. Check out IRON MAIDEN here:


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From the facebook page of WITCH CROSS:

We are getting ready to play songs from the brand new album Axe to Grind. The album is set to be released in July by Hells Headbangers Records.

1st gig this year will be in Hillerød 31st May we hope to have advance copies of Axe to Grind available at the gig. The boxset “All that’s fit for fighting” is now available from:


Suicidal Tendencies - ROCK HARD mag - promo cover


Hardcore Punk/Crossover Thrash legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES make the cover of ROCK HARD (France) with lead vocalist Mike Muir at front and center! Visit ROCK HARD (France) here:

Suicidal Tendencies - 13 - promo cover

Do the right thing and get your copy of the NEW CD, 13, from SUICIDAL TENDENCIES! 13 was released back on March 26th and yes, it kicks potent ass.



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METAL NEWS: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – Reveal New Album Title, Track Listing And Artwork!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Killswitch Engage - Disarm The Descent - promo cover pic!

Killswitch Engage have revealed the cover art to their forthcoming studio album, Disarm the Descent, which will be available everywhere April 2. As with all of their previous releases, the cover was designed by bassist Mike D’Antonio. The track listing for the record, which will be the band’s first with vocalist Jesse Leach since 2002’s Alive or Just Breathing, is as follows:

The Hell In Me

Beyond the Flames

The New Awakening

In Due Time

A Tribute to the Fallen

Turning Point

All We Have

You Don’t Bleed for Me

The Call

No End in Sight


Time Will Not Remain


And, last but not least, you can listen to a clip of some new music here.


(Source: Roadrunner Records)

For more info on KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, click on the links below!

facebook: Killswitch Engage

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ACARO – Added To KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Tenth Anniversary “Alive Or Just Breathing” Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Massachusetts face-melters ACARO have been added to the Killswitch Engage Tenth Anniversary “Alive or Just Breathing” Tour with Shadows Fall.

The band will fill the opening slot for one of 2012’s most anticipated tours that will see a Jesse Leach fronted Killswitch Engage performing their classic Alive or Just Breathing in its entirety. Few bands have what it takes to rise to such an occasion, but Acaro’s aggressive brand of melodic and modern thrash will undoubtedly fire up audiences as the band bulldozes a path across the nation.

ACARO is touring in support of their debut, The Disease of Fear, which was released on October 2nd through Goomba Music. A video for the track “Becoming the Process” can be seen and heard below!

The tour kicks off on November 24 at the California Metal Fest 6 and wraps up on December 29 in Clifton Park, NJ. See below for all of the tour dates:

11/24 San Bernardino, CA – NOS Event Center (California Metalfest VI)

11/25 San Francisco, CA – Slims

11/27 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

11/28 Portland, OR – Hawthorne

11/30 Boulder, CO – Fox Theater

12/01 Kansas City, KS – Beaumont Club

12/02 Dallas, TX – Trees

12/04 Tampa, FL – State Theater

12/05 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

12/07 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel

12/08 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

12/10 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

12/11 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa

12/12 Toronto, ON – Opera House

12/14 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

12/16 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

12/17 Brooklyn, NY – Willamsburg Music Hall

12/18 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

12/19 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street

12/20 Portland, ME – State Theater

12/27 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live

12/28 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

12/29 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall



They are ACARO and they are metal. They are 5 hard-working individuals, who bring 5 different backgrounds to create 1 unique musical experience. They always give their audience more than they expect, and they will never be satisfied with their abilities.

ACARO’s first show was in October 2008 at Ralph’s Diner in Worcester, MA. They have been honored to play the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in 2009 and 2010, the NEMHCF’s SXSW stage in 2010, and have shared the stage with Unearth, In Flames, Gojira, As I Lay Dying, Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Winds of Plague, Suffocation, Acacia Strain, and many other national and regional touring bands.

Their goals are simple, to continue writing, recording, and performing at the highest level of their abilities, in as many places around the world as possible. The release of their first album The Disease of Fear, and the completion of the video for, “Becoming the Process”, will help to achieve those goals.

By bringing the old into the 21st Century, and keeping the new grounded to its roots, ACARO achieves the Brutal/Melodic blend that can stir emotions and hit you over the head with a sledge-hammer at the same time. These individuals are brought together by the love of Metal, the drive to create, the desire to succeed, and the need to bring ACARO’s music and energy to as many people, in as many places as possible.

Nothing comes without hard work and no one will work harder. ACARO is not just a band, it is a way of life for all involved and all it touches. They are ACARO and they believe. Soon, so will you.


Chris Harrell – Vocals

Felipe Roa – Guitars

Chris Robinson – Guitars

Kevin Smith – Bass

Jason Fitzgerald – Drums


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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








California Metalfest VI Details Announced; Killswitch Engage To Perform ‘Alive or Just Breathing’ In Its Entirety For The First Time

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Killswitch Engage will be headlining the upcoming California Metalfest. It’s a special gig for the Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts Metal band, long considered one of the forebears of the Metal resurgence of the ’00s, as they will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their landmark release, 2002’s genre-defining Alive or Just Breathing. To commemorate the album, KSE will play the album in its entirety, from start to finish, as well as other more recent hits.

The much-anticipated sixth annual California Metalfest will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. Ash Avildsen, founder of California Metalfest had this to say:

“Alive or Just Breathing is one of the most important and timeless albums for this era of heavy music. KsE’s special headlining set combined with the rest of the line-up is going to make for an incredible day of metal and memories. Having all these bands in the same place on one day is really exciting both as a fan and as a festival producer.”

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WWE Superstar “Mankind” Mick Foley will be hosting the festival along with several other stars TBA who will be doing signings and appearances. There will also be many carnival style prize games where fans can win special, limited edition band merch and memorabilia instead of stuffed animals. California Metalfest VI promises to be much more of an experience than just a day filled with great music.

Special pre-sale ticketing packages will be available exclusively through starting Sept. 8th with general on-sale ticketing being available starting Sept. 13th. This is easily the most exciting and talent rich line-up to come together in years and it’s going to be a night that will go down in history. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this.

The stellar line-up also features Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Black Veil Brides, Pierce The Veil, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Chiodos w/Craig Owens, For Today, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, Blessthefall, Unearth, Bleeding Through, The Faceless, Born Of Osiris, Winds Of Plague, Shadows Fall, Veil of Maya, Acacia Strain, Attila, Sleeping Giant, Upon A Burning Body among a slew of others. The complete line-up can be located at







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