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Creepy Crap I Have To See, While On My CD And Records Hunting Trips

Posted in antiques, halloween, humor, life with tags , , , , on October 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Creepy Face Head - Antique Mall - 2015 - #MO330NMSS8

Above: WTF is this used for and why?

I find enormous pleasure in hunting for older records and CDs. My expeditions take me to antique malls, flea markets and second-hand stores on a frequent schedule. I very often come home empty-handed or with spending only a colossal five dollars or so. These past several years, I’ve found and purchased many exciting vinyl, CD and miscellaneous treasures that I’ll be boasting about on Metal Odyssey, as part of a consistent series of posts. I promise. Yes, it’s been too long since I have shared such cool stories.

In the meantime, I want to share with you via this post all the Creepy Crap I Have To See, While On My CD And Records Hunting Trips. It really sucks to witness such macabre objects that are lurking around corners of the establishments I patronize; many times I stand in awe at the creepy crap that people are trying to sell. On one recent trip, I decided to document this creepy crap through the lens of my iPhone.

WARNING: Some or all of the images that appear above and below may be unsuitable for people who take life way too seriously.

Creepy Mannequin - Antiques Mall - 2015

This mannequin gal looks like she needs a cigarette after a wild night of doing “the wild thing” and assorted narcotics many times over. WTF!?

Creepy Pumpkin Dude - Antiques Mall - 2015 - #MONMSSC33

Sorry if I find this pumpkin troll (thing) as creepy crap. I query: WTF is up with the stick it is holding? What does this pumpkin thing want to do with that stick?

Creepy nude mannequin - antiques mall - 2015 - #MO337099

Yup. This above photo speaks for itself. A nude and headless female mannequin. Wearing a hat. That is a super WTF!!! Needless to say, I did get a couple of disgusted looks from fellow shoppers, as I took this photo.

Creepy face - Antiques Mall - 2015 - #660699MO

This looks like it belongs on a fountain, due to its mouth? Hell, I don’t know. It’s creepy crap, okay? WTF.

Evil Jester Thing - Antiques Mall - 2015 - #MO6673399NMSS

Oh, look, a cute evil jester from grandma’s possessed attic!

headless thing - antiques mall - 2015 - #3306609MON

Looks like Cousin It had offspring. WTF!!

ABBA records - Antiques Mall - 2015 - #MO0000RB

Above is the creepiest crap on this entire post. Stumbling upon an ABBA Greatest Hits album is NO laughing matter. Shit, I was traumatized for at least fifteen minutes after taking this photo. Not cool and WTF.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1



MACABRE – October Tour With Ringworm Precedes November Mini-Tour With Carcass

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Macabre - promo band pic - band logo - 2014 - #01134

Chicago’s Murder Metal trio, MACABRE, is set to rampage across the US on a headlining twenty-four city slaughter spree this October. Joined by openers, Panzerfaust, and with direct support from the mighty Ringworm, MACABRE will spread their grisly tales of terror across the country from October third through Halloween night. The trek includes participation in Philip H. Anselmo’s second annual Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, alongside Gwar, Voivod, Neurosis, Danzig, Samhain, Eyehategod, Vader, Corrections House, Lustmord and others.

After returning home to resupply with fresh provisions, just a week-and-a-half later MACABRE will caravan through the Midwestern region on a brutal escapade as direct support for the legendary Carcass. The five-date invasion will see Pontiac, Grand Rapids, Madison, Des Moines and Joliet ravaged by the vicious lineup, which also includes the berserk invigoration of Exhumed and Noisem.

MACABRE will also be headlining the Chicago Music Factory and Rebel Radio’s seventeenth annual Holiday Of Horrors in their hometown on December 26th, joined by Jungle Rot, Scythe and Armored Assault.

Established in 1985, MACABRE’s methodical and unique auditory executions have delivered tales of true crime, serial killers and mass murderers to life through a sick synthesis of math rock, nursery rhymes, punk, thrash, folk melodies, death metal, jazz fusion, black metal and more into an energetic, catchy and unmistakable amalgam. Murder Metal refers to MACABRE’s signature style. It’s a genre of one.

New MACABRE merch is available at the band’s official macabre merchandise store HERE, and a limited edition version of their seminal Sinister Slaughter LP will be available on soon.

MACABRE w/ Ringworm, Panzerfaust:

10/03/2014 Fubar St Louis, MO

10/04/2014 Cafe Berlin – Columbia, MO

10/05/2014 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

10/06/2014 The Hideout – Omaha, NE

10/08/2014 Ernie November – Cheyenne, WY

10/09/2014 South Moe’s – Englewood, CO [info]

10/10/2014 Burts Tiki – Salt Lake City, UT

10/11/2014 The Shredder – Boise, ID

10/13/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR

10/14/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA [info]

10/16/2014 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA

10/17/2014 Oakland Opera House – Oakland, CA

10/18/2014 13th Frame Lounge – Los Angeles, CA

10/19/2014 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV

10/21/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ [info]

10/22/2014 Sisters – Albuquerque, NM

10/23/2014 Jakes Backroom – Lubbock, TX

10/24/2014 3 Links – Dallas, TX

10/25/2014 Housecore Fest – Austin, TX [info]

10/26/2014 The Levee – Longview, TX

10/27/2014 Vinos – Little Rock, AR

10/28/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN

10/30/2014 Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY [no Ringworm]

10/31/2014 Berlin Music Pub – Ft. Wayne, IN [no Ringworm]

MACABRE w/ Carcass, Exhumed, Noisem:

11/10/2014 The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI [info]

11/11/2014 Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI [info]

11/12/2014 The Majestic – Madison, WI [info]

11/14/2014 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA [info]

11/15/20014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL [info]

17th Annual Holiday Of Horrors:

MACABRE w/ Jungle Rot, Scythe, Armored Assault

12/26/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL [info]


(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on MACABRE:





MACABRE – Announce 2011 Summer North American Tour; European Tour Begins In April!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, gore metal, grindcore, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Murder Metallers MACABRE have announced a string of North American tour dates for this Summer, the latest in their ongoing Grim Scary Tour supporting their latest blistering full-length Grim Scary Tales. Set to kick off in late July, MACABRE will hit the road for two weeks as direct support for Gore Metal outfit Exhumed, and also joined by Cephalic Carnage and Withered.

MACABRE will first hit the road for the previously-announced European leg of the tour in mid-April, with special guests Birdflesh, Rompeprop, and with nine select dates of the tour also including support from fellow Chicagoan Bruce Lamont.

Confirmed Dates For MACABRE The Grim Scary Tour:

European Grim Scary Tour with Birdflesh, Rompeprop, Bruce Lamont (on select dates):

4/16/2011 Salzman Factory – Kassel, Germany

4/18/2011 Feierwerk – Munchen, Germany

4/19/2011 Marx – Hamburg, Germany w/ Bruce Lamont

4/20/2011 Sticky fingers – Gotenborg, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/21/2011 Kafe Deluxe – Vaxjo, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/22/2011 Ungdomens Hus – Uppsala, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/23/2011 O’Leary’s – Kristianstad, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/24/2011 Turock – Essen, Germany w/ Bruce Lamont

4/26/2011 Exit Chmelnice – Prague, Czech Republic w/ Bruce Lamont

4/27/2011 Nova Pekaren – Nitra, Slovakia w/ Bruce Lamont

4/28/2011 Prostor Tančírna – Ostrava, Czech Republic w/ Bruce Lamont

4/29/2011 Skullcrusher club – Dresden, Germany

4/30/2011 Neurotic Deathfest – Tilburg, Netherlands

5/01/2011 4Ecluses – Dunkerque, France

5/03/2011 Dynamo Werk 21 – Zurich, Switzerland

4/04/2011 Pieffe Factory – Nova Gorica, Italy

5/05/2011 Escape – Vienna, Austria

5/06/2011 Warpurgis Metal Days Fest – Hauzenberg, Germany

5/07/2011 Puntpop Festival – Wuustweezel Belgium

5/08/2011 Steinbruch Theater – Darmstad, Germany

North American grim Scary Tour with Exhumed, Cephalic Carnage, Withered:

7/24/2011 Central Illinois Metalfest – Urbana, IL

7/25/2011 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

7/26/2011 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

7/27/2011 Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB

7/28/2011 The Exchange – Regina, SK

7/29/2011 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

7/30/2011 The Distillery – Calgary, AB

7/31/2011 Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC

8/01/2011 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

8/02/2011 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

8/03/2011 Branx – Portland, OR

8/04/2011 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

8/05/2011 The Alley – Sparks, NV

8/06/2011 Cheyanne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

8/07/2011 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

The band’s turbulent new full-length Grim Scary Tales presents the classic MACABRE style fans have come to expect, cleverly combining nursery rhyme sing-along quirkiness with ultra-tight, high-speed, Gore/Grind/Death ingenuity. MACABRE have cleverly devised a “story book of murder” with this album, as Grim Scary Tales tracing back to the earliest recorded and most infamous mass killers.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on MACABRE, just click on the links below!


MACABRE – myspace music


* To check out my album review for Grim Scary Tales, (posted on January 30, 2011), click on the large header link below!

MACABRE “Grim Scary Tales” – A Bloody Good and Terror Filled Escape of Metal Tales!



MACABRE “Grim Scary Tales” – A Bloody Good and Terror Filled Escape of Metal Tales!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, grindcore, Heavy Metal, horror metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

MACABREWARNING: What you are about to read may just have you buying this album and allowing it to serve you bloody Metal right. Metal be thy name I’ve warned you.

You see, it all started one day last week when I innocently went into my email inbox, to see if anyone cares to communicate with me. Oh, except there was someone out there who did give a damn that Stone needs Metal fed to him, just like a tomato plant needs it’s soil nutrients. Stored away inside this mysterious email, I was fed, from a very cool Metal Buddy, (actually a Metal operative whose identity cannot be revealed)… the brand spanking new… MACABRE album of mp3’s! The album title you query? It’s located up on the header of this post and on the album cover photo. Go look for yourself. Gee Metal whiz.

Now, if this wasn’t Christmas morning and Halloween night all rolled up into one tight little Metal ball for Stone! Upon the realization that I was going to listen to 14 new songs from MACABRE, I bellowed aloud for no one else to hear: “Yes Virginia, Stone is one psyched-out Metal camper today!”. Um, I really don’t know who Virginia is, the name just sounds clever when I shout it. Regardless, onto this new MACABRE album… what’s the title? Grim Scary Tales. Now, don’t forget it for I will be repeating it numerous times in this review. Um, yeah, that came out right, didn’t it? By the way… MACABRE is from Chicago… so if you ever wind up on Jeopardy! this bit of Metal trivia may win you some ca$h.

This is MACABRE’S first album since Murder Metal was released back in 2003. That’s about 8 years ago. Wow, I added that pretty well. (And to think, my old algebra teacher said I sucked at math as he threw the chalk-filled eraser at my Metal head back in ’84). That old algebra teacher was a good aim too, I have the indentations on my temple and forehead to prove it. Crap, I’m getting off-base here… onward to the MACABRE facts and Grim Scary Tales album review! I don’t want my boss (who is me) to get pissed off at my ranting.

You see, MACABRE recorded this new entree of hemoglobin oozing songs during their 25th Anniversary. Longevity = you are doing something right in the Metal world… and MACABRE needs to make no excuses to me for not releasing an album a year, like Bon Jovi does with greatest hits albums. This trio named MACABRE have been extremely grinding it out since 1985 and have undoubtedly earned themselves the tag of being called… bloody legends.

The Gore/Grindcore and Murder Metal that MACABRE serves up is getting better by the album, this extreme trio of Metal musicians have not disappointed me when it comes to: Extremity, Speed, Heaviness, Punkness, Rhyme Schemes, Folk Verses and Entertainment Value. The Black Knight encompasses all the essentials I just listed and the same can be said for all 14 songs. Rhyme schemes? Folk verses? Someone in the back just asked… well, yes, there is rhyming gorelore mixed with a tad of Folk vocal passages in the Extreme Metal of MACABRE. Or, is that galore? I like gorelore a ton of beer kegs better.

Taking a bloody stab at nursery rhymes and giddy sing-a-longs, while incorporating them into Grim Scary Tales is the entertainment value that you will be hard pressed to find among your conventional Metal band of today… or yesterday for that matter. Realistically speaking, or realistically writing that is, no other band can do this type of gig as potently well as this tormented trio can. MACABRE has me slapping my knees and reaching for some ancient Hee Haw VHS tapes while they bang out The Bloody Benders, enticing me into joining in to their spooky sing-a-long. Then, without being warned, Burke and Hare comes at my eardrums with it’s Metal velocity aplenty and grinding gore grooves, all in which makes my Hee get scared out of my freakin’ Haw.

Countess Bathory does not flinch with it’s extreme rhythm, maniacal vocals and bouncing beats that pummel my brain into Metal glee. Or is that Metal submission? Either way, it feels damn gooooood. In all Metal seriousness here folks, that is what the entire gore-grinding, Thrashin’ and Death Metalin’ contents of Grim Scary Tales does to me, it picks me up and throws me against the wall while kicking me straight in the ass. I get up, shake it off, then proceed to listen to Grim Scary Tales once again. Why? MACABRE is one bloody good band of distempered Metal musicians, so bloody good that they are always welcomed inside my fried eardrums and unhinged senses.

If your looking to buy that new album of heavy shit that’s gonna make you grin while fulfilling your extreme Metal side, as it’s pissing off your neighbors and mother-in-law when such album is being played at maximum level… then MACABRE and their Grim Scary Tales is the bloody gore meal-ticket for you. I know it’s mine.

* Grim Scary Tales will be released on MACABRE’S very own Decomposed Records. Grim Scary Tales is directly licensed for North American release on February 8, 2011, via Willowtip Records. A January 31, 2011 release date for Europe is set on Hammerheart Records.

* Grim Scary Tales was recorded and mixed at the Ensomberoom by Geoff Montgomery (The Chasm, Coffinworm, Shub Niggurath, Couldron).

* Scott Jackson of Monsterman Graphics and Rock N Roll Comics notoriety, is responsible for the unreal terrific original album artwork and layout.

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


MACABRE – myspace music



Corporate Death – lead vocals & guitar

Dennis The Menace – drums

Nefarious – bass & vocals

Track Listing For Grim Scary Tales:


Nero’s Inferno

The Black Knight


The Big Bad Wolf

Countess Bathory

Burke and Hare

Mary Ann

The Bloody Benders

Lizzie Borden

The Ripper Tramp From France

Bella The Butcher

The Kiss of Death

The Sweet Tender Meat Vendor





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