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MEGADETH – “Warheads On Foreheads” Releasing On March 22nd!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

WARHEADS ON FOREHEADS Greatest Hits album arrives March 22 featuring 35 remastered tracks hand selected by Dave Mustaine. Cyber Army pre-orders begin January 25. megadeth.com/cyberarmy

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

STONE.

MEGADETH – ‘The World Needs A Hero’ And ‘The System Has Failed’ Reissues Landing On February 15th, 2019

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From MEGADETH newsletter:

On February 15, 2019, we will reissue The System Has Failed and The World Needs a Hero on CD, vinyl and digital platforms. You can pre-order both albums now at smarturl.it/MegadethStore

MEGADETH‘s ninth studio album, The World Needs a Hero was originally released in May 2001 and was critically acclaimed as a return to a heavier musical direction for the band. It charted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 and received positive reviews across the music press.

The World Needs A Hero – Track Listing:

01. Disconnect
02. The World Needs a Hero
03. Moto Psycho
04. 1000 Times Goodbye
05. Burning Bridges
06. Promises
07. Recipe For Hate… Warhorse
08. Losing My Senses
09. Dread and the Fugitive Mind
10. Silent Scorn
11. Return to Hangar
12. When
13. Coming Home (CD Bonus Track)

* The full album has been newly remastered by Ted Jensen (GUNS N’ ROSES, MASTODON, MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM).

* Includes rare live bonus track “Coming Home” on the CD and digital versions.

* First time ever on vinyl in North America.

* CD has been out of print for five years.

MEGADETH‘s tenth studio album, The System Has Failed was originally released in September 2004. Following the direction set by its predecessor, The World Needs A Hero, it headed further into the bands thrashier past and was a hit amongst fans and critics alike. Debuting at No. 18 on the Billboard chart, the album received positive reviews across the board stating it as vital and solid.

The System Has Failed – Track Listing

01. Blackmail the Universe
02. Die Dead Enough
03. Kick the Chair
04. The Scorpion
05. Tears in a Vial
06. I Know Jack
07. Back in the Day
08. Something That I’m Not
09. Truth Be Told
10. Of Mice and Men
11. Shadow of Deth
12. My Kingdom
13. Time / Use the Man (Live) (CD Bonus Track)
14. The Conjuring (Live) (CD Bonus Track)

* The full album has been newly remastered by Ted Jensen (GUNS N’ ROSESMASTODONMACHINE HEADTRIVIUM).

* Includes rare live bonus tracks Time/Use the Man and The Conjuring on the CD and digital versions.

* First time ever on vinyl in North America.

* CD has been out of print for five years.

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

STONE.

AMON AMARTH – Announces US Tour With Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, And Havok

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on July 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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This September and October, Swedish Metal kings AMON AMARTH will return to the US as direct support to Megadeth! The tour, which runs from September 20th through October 16th, will also include Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok.

Comments AMON AMARTH of the upcoming trek: “We are proud to be supporting the legendary and mighty Megadeth on their US tour in September! Sharpen your blades and bring out your drinking horns, because this will be a brutal show that no true metalhead should miss. Raise your horns!”

During the journey, AMON AMARTH will also join the likes of Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax and more on Sunday, September 25th as part of the annual Knotfest. See all confirmed dates below.

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AMON AMARTH w/ Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, Havok:

9/20/2016 Casper Events – Center Casper, WY
9/22/2016 The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel And Casino – Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2016 Knotfest – Devore, CA * AMON AMARTH only
9/27/2016 WaMu Theater – Seattle, WA
9/28/2016 Matthew Knight Arena – Eugene, OR
9/29/2016 City National Civic – San Jose, CA
10/01/2016 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO
10/03/2016 Mid America Recreation & Conv. Complex – Council Bluffs, IA
10/04/2016 Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, MN
10/05/2016 Sears Centre – Hoffman Estates, IL
10/07/2016 iWireless Center – Moline, IL
10/08/2016 UWM Panther Arena – Milwaukee, WI
10/09/2016 Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI
10/11/2016 Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
10/12/2016 DCU Center – Worcester, MA
10/13/2016 Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
10/14/2016 Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
10/16/2016 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ

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AMON AMARTH will be touring in support of their recently released Jomsviking full-length. As the band’s first concept record in their storied career, Jomsviking – which was produced and mixed again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) – tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic Metal. The record landed on the global charts – including a #11 spot on the US Current Album Billboard Chart! To purchase and preview Jomsviking, visit amonamarth.com, where the record is available in various formats and the videos for “At Dawn’s First Light” and “First Kill” can be viewed.

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Critical Praise:

“Jomsviking is sure to satisfy AMON AMARTH fans old and new and sure to rip the face off of any who are not ready. 4.5/5″ – MetalSucks

“This latest venture through Norse mythology and barbaric fantasy is likely to go down as an instant fan favorite.8.5/10” – Blabbermouth

“After all the best axes are still being forged by the master!” – Metal Hammer (Germany)

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AMON AMARTH:
Johan Hegg – vocals
Ted Lundstrom – bass
Johan Soderberg – guitar
Olavi Mikkonen – guitar

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For more info on AMON AMARTH:

http://www.amonamarth.com

http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth

http://www.twitter.com/amonamarthband

http://www.instagram.com/amonamarth

http://www.youtube.com/AmonAmarthOfficial

Source: Earsplit PR

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LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Nick Menza – Rest In Peace – Legendary Drummer

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on May 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the J Marshall Craig Facebook:

For friends & fans: Nick Menza was in musician heaven last month when I took him to Rose Lane Studio a few weeks back to meet Sjoerd Auke Koppert and Damion ‘Damizza’ Young and the team there. There were many plans in the works, for the release of Nick’s book that we wrote, a comic book version of his time with Megadeth and many, many other wonderful things, including a trip to stay with me and my family here in Cape Cod tomorrow. He died last night on stage in L.A. doing what he loved.

I have been asked by his family to be their public representative though this tragic and difficult time, so will be fielding all press inquiries. His mother Rose and father Don ask for privacy and prayers for them, and Nick’s two young boys. News of a service, remembrance and celebration of Nick’s life and music will be announced in the days to come.

I can be reached at jmarshallcraig@gmail.com.

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MetalOdyssey

Rest In Peace, Nick Menza.

Stone.

MEGADETH – New Studio Album “Dystopia” Releases On January 22nd, 2016

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The magnificent MEGADETH will be releasing their fifteenth studio album, Dystopia, on January 22nd, 2016. What a grand Metal way to start off the new year of 2016, with new MEGADETH!

How about the album cover art for Dystopia? I’m digging it. Looks like Vic Rattlehead is some kind of cyborg security officer or bounty hunter, in a futuristic and devastated city? That destroyed bridge on the album cover carries some social symbolism; a bridge to nowhere, maybe? I am looking forward to getting this CD and… Metal Be Thy Name.

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Hear “Fatal Illusion”: system.megadeth.com

Pre-order: megadeth.lnk.to/Dystopia

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Along with co-founding members Dave Mustaine and David EllefsonLAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler is featured on this entire Dystopia release, along with Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro of ANGRA fame.

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DID YOU KNOW: The definition of Dystopia is: an imaginative or real society where everything is horrible and immoral, while the environment is forever deteriorating. This is also a society that is ruled by a totalitarian government.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

LONG LIVE VIC RATTLEHEAD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MARTY FRIEDMAN – Legendary Guitarist’s New Studio Album Set For Spring Release

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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(Los Angeles, CA)  Perhaps the most revered lead guitarist in thrash metal history, MARTY FRIEDMAN– whose groundbreaking work with Megadeth, Cacophony and as a solo artist has influenced legions of players around the globe — is currently putting the finishing touches on a new studio album, “Inferno.”

Tentatively set for a spring release, the album — FRIEDMAN’s first original material in four years, and his first album in more than a decade that will be released simultaneously worldwide — will feature what FRIEDMAN feels is the heaviest, most intense playing of his career. A one-minute teaser can be heard below:

“I’m extremely proud of the work I’ve done with Cacophony and Megadeth, but I was never interested in stopping there,” FRIEDMAN says. “‘Inferno’ is the album that fans of my work with those two bands have always wanted me to make. I’ve finally made it, and completely on my own maniacal terms.”

As Guitar World recently revealed in an exclusive in-studio feature, “Inferno” will include several collaborations with players influenced by FRIEDMAN, including Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Revocation guitar whiz David Davidson and the flamenco/metal acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. In addition, the album includes FRIEDMAN’s first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in the pioneering duo of guitar mayhem, Cacophony.

“On the guests’ songs, each would write a song from scratch, and then I would arrange it and add my parts to it,” FRIEDMAN says. “That way, we were both invested in it, and it’s a little bit of a deeper experience than just banging out a guest solo.”

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Make no mistake, though — “Inferno” is unquestionably a MARTY FRIEDMAN album, and one he plans to tour behind extensively (including his first U.S. performances since 2003). Furthermore, it features what FRIEDMAN told Guitar World is “the most intense writing and playing I can do,” with the goal of “go(ing) completely ape-shit and smok(ing) everything else I’ve ever done.”

“I wanted to create a new landmark to which my future music will be compared,” FRIEDMAN elaborates further. “That idea of just going completely balls-out — knowing what the full potential of my music and my playing could possibly be, and actually making it a reality — was what drove me through the whole process.”

Just as he changed the game in the worlds of metal and guitar once before with his revered solo debut “Dragon’s Kiss,” FRIEDMAN now raises the bar to a new level for a new generation with “Inferno.” More information on the album will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

* For more info MARTY FRIEDMAN.

Facebook: Marty Friedman

Website: http://www.martyfriedman.com

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LONG LIVE MARTY FRIEDMAN.

Stone.

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2014 – CHILDREN OF BODOM ADDED! LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES…

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Nuclear Blast Records:

BLOODSTOCK has announced the addition of four more awesome Metal bands to the main stage bill for 2014, including CHILDREN OF BODOM!

Finland’s CHILDREN OF BODOM are set to play their only UK show of 2014 on BLOODSTOCK’s Ronnie James Dio main stage.  The band released their eighth studio album ‘Halo of Blood’ in June, when Metal Hammer magazine declared, “not only have CHILDREN OF BODOM produced a diverse collection of defiantly brilliant metallic tunes, but also their most accomplished achievement to date”. And if you’re looking for something extra special, the band have also recently made available a limited run of white or silver ‘Halo of Blood’ vinyl. Check out the video for lead single, ‘Transference’ below:

Children Of Bodom - Halo Of Blood - promo banner - 2013

The five-piece are currently shredding their way across Europe with 2014 BLOODSTOCK compadres, DECAPITATED. Learn about all things Bodom over at http://www.cobhc.com.

BLOODSTOCK’s ‘ROCK SOCIETY’ memberships sold out in a record-breaking four hours, so don’t hang around in picking up your weekend tickets.  They’re also flying out the door as more bands get announced!!  Tickets for 2014’s event are still on sale at special ‘EARLY BIRD’ prices – a total snip at £115 for a 4-day weekend ticket with camping.  There is only a limited number of early bird tickets left.  When they’re gone, they’re gone, and tickets revert to full price!  Pick ‘em up now at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

BLOODSTOCK 2014 will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 7th-10th August 2014.  Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.

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Nuclear Blast Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR.

LONG LIVE CHILDREN OF BODOM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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