Archive for metal albums 2015

MYTHODEA – Feat. Testament’s Steve Di Giorgio – Announce New Single + Video ‘Into The Abyss’, Coming Out February 8th, Teaser Revealed!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Greek Symphonic Progressive Metallers MYTHODEA – rejoined by Testament bassist Steve Di Giorgio – have announced their new single + video ‘Into The Abyss’, coming out on February 8th.

MYTHODEA shared on ‘Into The Abyss’:
“Mythodea new songs coming soon!
Greece based Mythodea announces new songs to be released in 2023! Follow up material to the 2012 self-titled album to start with February 8 release of first single. Into The Abyss – the title of the first single, will feature the immense vocal talents of vocalist/bassist Ida Haukland from the Norwegian band Triosphere.
Christos Nikolaou, the group’s founder and composer returns with a fresh new sound and concise arrangements. Maintaining the orchestral integration in the epic symphonic style metal that was established on the previous release, each new song delivers a unique experience with a new vocal flare.

Mythodea is rejoined by American bassist, Steve Di Giorgio, who is also contributing as lyricist to these new compositions. Completing the lineup is the powerful Stefanos Meletiou of Cyprus on drums. The sound is made clear and powerful by the mixing and mastering of Matias Kupiainen of Finland’s Stratovarius. Each release has a unique conceptual art piece made by Gogo Melone.
Into The Abyss will also be released as a music video the same day as the audio single – 8th of February 2023… Set your reminders..!!”

Pre-Order Now! This new song and the following singles will be released on all digital streaming platforms via this link:

Check out ‘Into The Abyss’ teaser at

Cover artwork was created by Gogo Melone.

More information at

The fretless guru, STEVE DI GIORGIO doesn’t need any longer introductions, as he is widely renowned as a pioneer on the fretless bass in heavy metal music, being the bassist of TESTAMENT, DEATH and SADUS, among others. Within his genre, STEVE DI GIORGIO is respected for his playing skills, versatility and incredible technique. He has more than 40 studio album recordings and over 30 years of touring the world.

Watch Steve Di Giorgio LowDown: Bass Playthrough | Terra Odium – Crawling:

More information at:

Source: Split Screen Management

Seattle Thrashers FALLEN ANGELS Stream New Single ‘Into The Abyss’ Via Revolver Mag

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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L- R – Steve Spitzbart – Drums, Bradzilla – Vocals, Erik Hanson – Guitars, Carl Larsson – Bass, Matt Be Roth – Guitars (Photo Credit – Aaron Meyers)

Video – Nightmare – Watch here + Free Song Download here.

Song Stream – Forsaken Existence – Listen here.


New Album Out ‘World In Decay’ Produced By Legendary Thrash Producer Michael Rosen

Seattle, WA thrashers FALLEN ANGELS have teamed up with Revolver Magazine for the stream of their latest single ‘Into The Abyss’ in support of their third studio release ‘World In Decay’ produced by Grammy award-winning Metal producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Forbidden, Testament, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam, Tesla, Vicious Rumors).

To listen to ‘Into The Abyss’, please visit the following link:

‘World In Decay’ was released on August 4th via their indie label Cyberdyne Records to follow 2010’s ‘Engines of Oppression’ and 2008 debut ‘Rise From Ashes’ released on Metal On Metal Records. To order ‘World In Decay’, please visit here.

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Track Listing – Fallen Angels – ‘World In Decay’

  1. The Hammer’s Blow (4:25)
  2. Nightmare (4:58) [Free Download]
  3. Forsaken Existence (5:05) [Video]
  4. Leading the Blind (4:36)
  5. Fire At Eden’s Gate (6:13)
  6. Into The Abyss (5:39)
  7. The Hour of the Time (5:40)
  8. Mortis Ex Machina (4:28)

Album Length: 41:08


Capturing the classic Thrash sound of the Big Four in their prime; early Metallica, Testament, Slayer, and Megadeth as well as lesser known cult heroes Exodus, Annihilator, Forbidden and Havok. FALLEN ANGELS is influenced by a wide range of 80’s thrash as well as classic metal from the 70’s and 80’s. The band combines these elements in a fresh, modern sounding album with the explosive riffs and solos that one might have expected to hear on the radio around 1989. FALLEN ANGELS is a band that Thrash fans and more classic Metal oriented fans can agree on because the music is catchy but also very aggressive.

For more info, please visit:


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CHASTAIN “All Hail The King” Lyric Video Is: Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 6, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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CHASTAIN – The legendary guitarist David T. Chastain returned in 2015, once again, with his eminent band CHASTAIN; delivering a new studio album of splendid Heavy Metal: We Bleed Metal. This album should be a training manual for those up and coming Heavy Metal bands that want to make their mark upon us veterans of real Heavy Metal. I am not freaking kidding.

David T. Chastain is (of course) astounding on We Bleed Metal, with vocalist Leather Leone delivering one of her most memorable of performances amongst her exalted Metal career. Drummer Stian Kristoffersen and bassist Mike Skimmerhorn are the super rhythm section, once again for CHASTAIN.

“All Hail The King” is one track from We Bleed Metal that I am proud to feature as Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Crank ‘er up all you Metal mutha’s and be grateful CHASTAIN exists. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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Above: European version of We Bleed Metal.

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Above: USA version of We Bleed Metal.






New Releases From Tridroid Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 2, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The UK’s Obscene Entity are proud to unleash their brand new album Lamentia. Containing 9 tracks of death metal mayhem, the album is destined to be considered one of the best of 2015. You can now stream and order the album on CD for only $8 at our Bandcamp:

“Obscene Entity hit a home run with their debut full-length, a punishing half-hour blast of top-tier riffs, pounding double kick battery and extremely forceful death grunts” – Terrorizer Magazine

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He Who Rides Immolated Horses is an amazing debut by Stone Healer. The EP is the solo project of Dave Kaminsky of the critically acclaimed black metal band Autolatry. While Autolatry was focused on black metal, Stone Healer branches out into more progressive styles.

You can stream the album and order the CD for $8 at this location:



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Metal Odyssey’s Top 10 Hard Rock And Metal Albums Of 2015!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Stone Says:

2015 was a very enjoyable year for me, when it came to Metal and Hard Rock releases. On a personal note, 2015 was one of my saddest years, due to the passing of my Father this December and then Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead left us. May they both rest in peace. Once again, I’ve told myself to cherish life and the music that brings us together. I hope you all will share my sentiment.

On an upbeat note, I did compile my list of Top 10 Hard Rock And Metal Albums Of 2015. My Metal Brother and Metal Odyssey’s staff researcher Scott Coverdale also has compiled his Top 10 Of 2015 as well, on this same post! Whoa! My love for Classic Rock is shown on my Top 10 list with Europe and FM; both bands released what probably are their finest albums ever, in my opinion. My #1 is Enforcer From Beyond, a Metal album I consider to be beyond incredible!

My Top 10 list would never be complete without the entries of Venom and Motörhead; both bands released freaking killer albums this past year and I’ll forever recommend them both! Please check out Iron Kingdom and Fallen Angels when you can, both of these underground Metal bands deserve ALL the praise I can possibly give them and they are in my Top 10! Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey, Happy Metal New Year and Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Stone’s Top 10 Of 2015:

Enforcer - From Beyond - promo album cover pic - #2015E


ENFORCER – From Beyond

Venom - From The Very Depths - promo cover album pic - 2014 - DEC


VENOM – From The Very Depths

Biotoxic Warfare - Lobotomized - promo cover pic - #2015BW



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LAMB OF GOD – Sturm Und Drang

Motorhead - Bad Magic - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #082815LMPCMDSF



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EUROPE – War Of Kings

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IRON KINGDOM – Ride For Glory

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FALLEN ANGELS – World In Decay

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FM – Heroes And Villains

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SINISTER – Dark Memorials


Scott Coverdale Says:

This past year happened to be one of the best years in music for me in decades. Many of my favorite bands that were cranked-up on my car stereo back in 1986 were once again being cranked-up in 2015. With the likes of Whitesnake, Def Leppard, and Iron Maiden releasing great studio albums this year, it was really difficult coming up with my Top 10 for this year. Before I list my Top 2015 Albums Of The Year, I would like to shout out a huge THANK YOU to one of the Greatest Bands of all time… MÖTLEY CRÜE.

I was lucky enough to see THE CRÜE this past summer for the last time, on their Farewell Tour. It was kind of a bitter-sweet night for me, at this concert. On the one hand I was having a great time taking in the show with my high school buddies, just like we did at the “Theatre Of Pain” concert back in the day, while at the same time saying Good bye to one of my all-time favorite bands wasn’t easy. Thank You!!! – Scott Coverdale

Scott Coverdale’s Top 10 Of 2015:

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MICHAEL MONROE – Blackout State

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W.A.S.P. – Golgotha

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ECLIPSE – Armageddonize



HELLOWEEN – My God-Given Right

IRON MAIDEN - The Book Of Souls - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMILGSS


IRON MAIDEN – The Book Of Souls

Halestorm - The Wild Life - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #HMO0526


HALESTORM – Into The Wild Life

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EUROPE – War Of Kings

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SCORPIONS – Return To Forever

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THUNDER – Wonder Days








Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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RAVENS CREED (UK) – ‘Ravens Krieg’

Genre – Crusty Death Metal

Release Date – October 1st, 2015

Record Label – Xtreem Music

Shit, this is good. Xtreem Music is at it again. Crusty Death Metal the way you like it. Formed originally by members of Cerebral Fix, Sabbat, Orange Goblin among others, Ravens Creed from the UK are whipping up a concoction of crusty Death Metal that’s hard to come by these days.

There’s the classic vibe channelled through the glass shards-encrusted and Thrash Metal-spiked Death Metal music that’s just extremely virulent and nasty in its final output. This here is an abrasive mass of Crust/Death/Thrash music that destroys any structure standing. The heaviness is palpable while the unique tone will make your skin peel backwards. This is the second and most potent full length of the band yet and it will rip your face right off and scrub what’s left with acid.


Album Line-Up:

Rod Boston – Bass

Jay Graham – Drums

Steve Watson – Guitars

Al Osta – Vocals

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Track List:
1. Rock Cemetery (01:38)
2. Palmer the Harmer (01:56)
3. Jungle Justice (01:53)
4. Riding the Pillock (02:58)
5. Lecturn of Burning Swords Reversed (01:32)
6. Victory in Defeat (03:11)
7. VIP Treatment (02:41
8. Go Home (02:04)
9. Bitten By Witch Fever (02:52)
10. Brigade ’77 02:02
11. Dirty Diary (01:37)
12. While You Were Sleeping (02:05)
13. Carrion Screaming (13:29)



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Ravens Creed at Xtreem Music Bandcamp

Xtreem Music Official Site

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Xtreem Music Facebook

Ravens Creed Facebook





Tolkien-Based Death Metallers KHAZADDUM Release “In Dwarven Halls” – EP Streaming

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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J.R. Tolkien-based Death Metallers KHAZADDUM have released the In Dwarven Halls EP.  Stream the EP in its entirety at:

Check out the official video for EP cut “Thorin Oakenshield” at this location or below:

Established in Milwaukee, WI in 2014, the band’s goal was to create music that captured the epic feel and scope of storytelling comprising the immense Tolkien mythology. Drawing influences from Death Metal greats such as NILE, MORBID ANGEL, and BEHEMOTH,  KHAZADDUM carries on the tradition of both a technical and melodic approach in their music.

Featuring guitarist Alex Rausa (ex-Devolving Messiah), drummer Pete Kissane (Burial Ritual), vocalist Luka Djordjevic (ex- Promethean Parallax /ex- Carnal Befoulment) , and bassist Tony Cannizzaro (ex- Splattered Cadavre/ ex- Demented Tourment), KHAZADDUM absolutely shine on the EP’s three stellar tracks.

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Track Listing:

  1. The Grey Thus Commands
  2. Durin’s Bane
  3. Thorin Oakenshield

The In Dwarven Halls EP was recorded at Bell City Sound by Chris Wisco (ex- Jungle Rot) in late 2014. Originally started as a recording project, KHAZADDUM finally decided to become a full-time live band in 2015 and released this beast of an EP.

Order the EP here.



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For more info:

Khazaddum YouTube





NWOBHM Trail Blazers SAVAGE Release Double Studio/Live Album ‘7’

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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NWOBHM trailblazers SAVAGE have released a new studio album 7 on Minus 2 Zebra. Included with the double-album is a live performance disc titled Live N Lethal. 7 features 12 blistering new tracks, which mix old with new. Many of the tracks are fast paced and hark back to the early days whilst tracks such as “Superspy’ and Empire Of Hate’ sound akin to something off a modern OZZY album or even METALLICA at their best!

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Live N Lethal features 13 live tracks. Included is the entirety of classic 1983 debut album Loose N Lethal, which is given a fresh treatment in the form of a recently recorded gig in the band’s hometown of Mansfield (UK). The Loose n Lethal album is delivered at a furious pace, along with a few choice tracks from the band’s back catalogue.

SAVAGE, once credited for influencing METALLICA to play fast, the band has a strong history starting out in the 80s. Even though the band has often been linked to the NWOBHM movement, their roots are more in the vintage Classic Rock with a modern feel. Influences such as THIN LIZZY and DEEP PURPLE abound and yet with new material they sound incredibly contemporary and fresh. Their debut album, Loose n Lethal became a classic and was the biggest selling independent import in to USA in its day. The band have had a stop-start career but came back with a vengeance in 2012 with the epic Sons Of Malice. The band has been busy ever since on the live scene in the UK and Europe and most recently an Italian tour earlier this summer.

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Disc 1: 7

1. I Am The Law
2. Lock N Load
3. Empire Of Hate
4. Super Spy
5. Circus Of Fools
6. Crazy Horse
7. Speed Freak
8. The Road To Avalon (Sins Of The Fathers)
9. Children Of The Night
10. Payback’s A Bitch
11. Shake The Tree
12. Heads Will Roll

Disc 2: Live N Lethal

1. A Prelude To Rage
2. The Rage Within
3. Black ‘n’ Blue
4. White Hot
5. The China Run
6. On The Rocks
7. Aint No Fit Place
8. Dirt Money
9. Berlin
10. Cry Wolf
11. Let It Loose
12. Smiling Assassin
13. We Got The Edge


“Savage sound as vibrant as ever. Its 10 tracks hearken back to the band’s early roots while also capturing a contemporary sound.” – Brave Words

“7/Live n Lethal is a fantastic combination of the band’s classic era and its modern age sound in one signature set.” – Metalholic

“Continuing a renaissance that began about 20 years ago, England’s Savage keep their New Wave of British Heavy Metal rumbling along.” – Dangerdog Music Reviews



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For more info on SAVAGE:





Mexican Metal Band BLOODLASH To Release “Rain” EP, Music Video “Godsbreath” Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on December 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Bloodlash was founded in late 2011. Formed in Morelia, México when the rule of thumb leaned towards thoughtless violence, and dedication and creativity marked the exception, Bloodlash began as an act of rebellion within that context. While Bloodlash’s music displays aggression, they try their hardest to make it a force for creation and to build awareness rather than for the mere purpose of aimless destruction.

One could describe Bloodlash as Progressive Post-Metal, but the label hardly does justice to the experiment. Their directive is to always challenge themselves as musicians and artists, trying to make well-crafted music that feels fresh. Playing in-your-face energetic live shows, the plan is to challenge indifference and inspire others in the same way that the bands and idols they grew up with inspired them.

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Bloodlash feeds from the influence of bands like The Ocean, Mastodon, Lamb of God, Karnivool, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Opeth, Dog Fashion Disco, Intronaut, Ghost, Children of Bodom and various Soundtracks. Having received encouraging reviews from media outlets such as MetalSucks regarding the future of Bloodlash, and receiving comparisons to Between the Buried and Me, they have all the fire within and the dedication to their craft to get far.

Bloodlash continues cooperation with a Finnish label Inverse Records, having successfully released their debut EP “Drowning Amidst The Nebulae” in 2014. Rain EP is released digitally December 21st 2015. 

A brand new music video “Godsbreath” is available at this location: or below:


For more info:

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Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: DISARMONIA MUNDI “Stormghost”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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DISARMONIA MUNDI – Italy’s DISARMONIA MUNDI made a triumphant return in 2015, in my Metal opinion, with their new studio album: Cold Inferno. This has been an album that I’ve turned to more than I had anticipated this past year and will happily admit, Cold Inferno has become a mainstay in my Metal listening cycle.

I love the way DISARMONIA MUNDI unites the melodic and extreme together, rather flawlessly I’ll add. Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ettore Rigotti is a Metal mastermind, in my Metal opinion. Lyricist and extreme vocalist Claudio Ravinale can take a bow for this grand album as well. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Cold Inferno was released back on June 9th, via Italy’s Coroner Records. Listen to Stormghost below and hopefully you’ll dig it as much as I do. Whoa!







Chilean Metallers MANO HUMANA Release Debut Album On Sick Bangers

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on November 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Chilean Metal Unit MANO HUMANA have unleashed their debut album Sombras on Sick Bangers! Stream the album in its entirety at this location or below:

MANO HUMANA is a Chilean Metal band formed in early 2012 by brothers José Ignacio and Osvaldo Guzmán as a band free from traditional canons, writing diverse music, with no creative limitations. In early 2015 they recorded their debut album Sombras in AudioCustom Studios, produced by Sebastián Puente (from Chilean Thrash Metal band NUCLEAR). MANO HUMANA strives to fulfill their primal goal; to express their thoughts in various fields of violent music, full of energy and always exploring new sounds within their aggressive field.

Track Listing:

1. Jueces
2. Desintrospeccion
3. Larga Vida Al Rey
4. Grita En Silencio
5. Acata y Ataca
6. Demencia
7. Arbol
8. Pigmentos de Vacio

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Osvaldo Guzmán (Vocals)
JoséIgnacio Guzmán (Bass Guitar)
Felipe Valenzuela (Guitar and Support Vocals )
Diego Valenzuela (Drums)


Source: ClawHammer PR

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For more info:

 Mano Humana Bandcamp

 Mano Humana Youtube






Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: SYMPHONY X “Nevermore” (Official Lyric Video)

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on November 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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SYMPHONY X – On July 24th of this year, New Jersey’s Progressive Metal giants, SYMPHONY X, released their 9th studio album, via Nuclear Blast: Underworld. What a treat this album has been for my inner, middle and outer ears! Did I say outer ears? I am getting ahead of myself, I guess. Russell Allen is just boss on vocals; I needed to get that in.

I absolutely love the way SYMPHONY X meticulously piece together the song and an outstanding example of this, from Underworld, is their musical creation: Nevermore. Below is the lyric video of Nevermore for you to hear and read along to. SYMPHONY X are at the pinnacle of their Progressive Metal game with both this song and their entire Underworld album for that matter, in my Metal opinion. Simply fabulous stuff. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone



Michael Romeo – guitar

Russell Allen – vocals

Michael Pinnella – keyboards

Michael LePond – bass guitar

Jason Rullo – drums


For more info on SYMPHONY X:

Facebook: Symphony X






Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: BATTLECROSS “Not Your Slave” (Official Video)

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on November 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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BATTLECROSS – In essence, I could very well state that the entire Rise To Power studio album from BATTLECROSS is Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day. With ten songs of Thrash Metal splendor, Rise To Power is a megastar Metal release for 2015, in my Metal opinion. Track number 2 from this album, Not Your Slave, is the song featured here today and it’s a strong example of just how Rise To Power plays out.

BATTLECROSS is a Midwest Thrash Metal band that the state of Michigan should be extremely proud of. I am ecstatic that BATTLECROSS has grabbed the torch of Thrash Metal, helping to secure the genre for many years to come. Rise To Power is the third studio album for BATTLECROSS on the Metal Blade Records label. In the event you haven’t checked out this band, you darn well should.

Listen below and hear for yourself! I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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Kyle Gunther – Vocals

Tony Asta – Guitar

Hiran Deraniyagala – Guitar

Don Slater – Bass

Alex Bent – Drums


For more info on BATTLECROSS:

Facebook: Battlecross





Crossover Thrashers CONFLICTED To Release “Under Bio-lence” December 4 on Sick Bangers

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Under Bio-lence, the new album from Chilean Crossover Thrashers CONFLICTED, will be released on December 4th via Sick Bangers. Ferocious, uncompromising and absolutely impossible to forget, Under Bio-lence is your one-way ticket to the Pit! Mosh ’em all!

Check out the official video for “Structural Violence” here or below:

Under Bio-lence was recorded between February 21st and 26th, 2015 at  Riveraudio Studios, Arica – Chile.

Produced by Sebastian Puente – Engineered & mixed by Sebastian Puente at Audiocustom Studio, Santiago Chile.

Mastered by Cristian Olivares at Audiocustom Studio, Santiago Chile.

Track Listing:

1. Legal Emptiness
2. Structural Violence
3. Public Privacy
4. Centuries of Abuse
5. Instrument of Death
6. Neuronal Riots
7. Divine Business
8. Your Speech
9. Breakdown
10. OBDC

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Felipe Huerta – Vocals

Rolando Vasquez – Guitars

Rodrigo Rios – Bass

Pedro Pablo Puente – Drums


Band Biography

Conflicted – formed in 2010 – is a Crossover Thrash Metal band from Arica, Chile. At the beginning of its career the band launched their debut demo Dirty Snake Attack 10″, and two years later their first full length called Social Disorder released in 2012 Via Sick Bangers Metal Label and Distro.

Their home town Arica, borders with Peru and Bolivia, countries where the band has been able to perform promoting their debut album in a mini-tour called “South Disorder”,” sharing the stage with bands such as Violator, Onslaught, Artillery, Exumer and Annihilator.

In 2013, the band released Sick Mosh, a live DVD along with label mates Nuclear and Lefutray. This audiovisual material helped the band to be part of one of the most important festivals of extreme music in South America: The Metal Fest, carried out in Santiago, Chile on April 2014. The festival also had the presence of important bands like Pentagram (Chile), Dark Angel, At the Gates, Voivod, Hypocrisy and Megadeth.


Source: ClawHammer PR

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For more info on CONFLICTED:






Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: FALLEN ANGELS “Nightmare” (Lyric Video)

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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FALLEN ANGELS – Seattle Washington’s FALLEN ANGELS have taken me by incredible surprise this year, with their enormously grand album of Thrash Metal glory titled: World In Decay. As an older Thrashaholic like myself, I feel reassured that old school Thrash Metal will live on, due to the likes of FALLEN ANGELS. What a thrill this album is from these fine Thrashers! Holy shit it’s really good.

Track #2 on World In Decay is Nightmare (listen below). While listening to Brad “Bradzilla” Kennaugh on vocals, he takes me back to a time when Thrash on vinyl was freaking king. Erik Hanson and Matt Be Roth are the guitar duo that blazes through this song below, like hell’s wildfire out of control! Bassist Carl Larsson and drummer Steve Spitzbart kick ass. How’s that for being plain-speaking? Whoa.

Look for World In Decay to make a STRONG showing in my year-end list of Best Metal Albums of 2015. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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Album cover art (at top of post) created by: Dusty Peterson.

FALLEN ANGELS band logo created by: Sean McGrath.


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Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: ARMORED SAINT “Win Hands Down” (Official Video)

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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ARMORED SAINT – From The City Of Angels came one of the greatest Classic Metal bands of our time (IMO) and I’m talking about ARMORED SAINT. This band of Metal warriors returned in 2015 with their seventh full-length studio album, via Metal Blade Records: Win Hands Down. This album is a winner, loaded with nine fabulous songs to satisfy us die-hard old schoolers of Metal.

Win Hands Down was produced by ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera and is an enormous follow-up to 2010’s La Raza studio album, in my Metal opinion. John Bush sings in his awesome and unique fashion on this album; you can hear for yourself in the music video below. I don’t know what it is, yet the vocals of John Bush resonates splendid Metal vibes throughout my Metal brain and veins. It’s always been that way. Cool.

The entire band is on freaking fire throughout Win Hands Down. Guitarists Phil Sandoval and Jeff Duncan are a superb duo to take in. The rhythm section of Joey Vera on bass and Gonzo Sandoval on drums are a pounding potion of ear euphoria for me! The bridge in the song Win Hands Down is something else too; very different as you’ll hear. Whoa. Yeah, I dig ARMORED SAINT and hopefully you’ll dig their music video for the title track of their album: Win Hands Down. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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Stream The New REX SHACHATH Record In Full Here!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Today Northern Irish Death Metallers Rex Shachath release their latest offering, Revocation Of The Blood Elect, via French label Great Dane Records, and to mark the occasion are streaming the EP in full right here!

Tackling social issues such as the state of modern society and man’s exorbitant desire for wealth at the expense of our natural world, the band have harnessed a sound more befitting to such issues in comparison to their debut release Sepulchral Torment. Old school ideals kneaded with modern Death Metal notions on a much more up to date and punchier production is what we have here.

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Artwork (as seen above), was completed by UK artist Godmachine famed for his work with bands such as Suicide Silence, Bring Me The Horizon, Cannibal Corpse and Job For A Cowboy (to name a few). The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Joe Thompson at Sonic Forge Studio, Cardiff, Wales.

Check out the video for title track ‘Revocation Of The Blood Elect’!

Track Listing:

  1. Atonement Through Atrocity
  2. Impious Axiom
  3. Revocation Of The Blood Elect
  4. Within The Temple Of Disgust (Featuring Ben McCrow)
  5. Colossus Rise

What the press have said:

“Death metal with venomous attitude!” – The Metal Gods Meltdown

“…punishing rhythms and atmospheric leads…” – Ave Noctum

“Rex Shachath have harnessed musical prowess with the type of agitatory lyrics and attitudes many could learn from.” – Belfast Metalheads

“Rex Shachath are a thoroughly locked in unit. Armed with an arsenal of killer ideas and riffs, displaying at times some Dying Fetus and Suffocation like groove.” – Inside The Coffin

“This is pure, angry metal.” – Glacially Musical


Source: Future PR






Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: SEVENDUST “Thank You” (Official Audio) From “Kill The Flaw”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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SEVENDUST – One new album I was anticipating highly for this past year was SEVENDUST Kill The Flaw. To sum up in four words how I feel about Kill The Flaw: I am very happy. This cool album was released back on October 2nd, via 7 Bros. Kill The Flaw is the tenth studio album (of original songs) from SEVENDUST.

Kill The Flaw has received a bounty of grand reviews across the blogosphere; just google about for yourself to see! I hear and sense the perseverance and skill laden chemistry of this legendary band, throughout this entire album. Tonight, I am psyched to feature this album’s opening track, Thank You, as Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Whoa! Listen to Thank You below and I hope you like this song as much as I do. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone


Lajon Witherspoon – lead vocals

Clint Lowery – guitar, vocals

Morgan Rose – drums, vocals

John Connolly – guitar, vocals

Vince Hornsby – bass


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AN OCEAN OF VOID – Debut Album “The Great Escape” Releases December 4th, 2015 via Inverse Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music videos, news, rock music with tags , , , on November 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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An Ocean of Void is a five-piece from Bordeaux, France. It is a project that plays hard-to-classify heavy music with plenty of contrasts since 2010. Its inspiration goes from different scenes as Post-Rock, Atmospheric Metal or Progressive Metal, with a Pink Floyd influence clearly established.

After a self-produced demo (2012), the band’s debut album ‘The Great Escape’ will see the light the 4th of December, through Inverse Records. With melancholic nuances and latent sadness, ‘The Great Escape’ is a perfect soundtrack for dark winter days, a real journey through feelings and emotions.

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  1. Diving in the Deepest Sea
  2. Enigma
  3. Silent Storm
  4. Resonance
  5. Behind Red Clouds
  6. An Ocean of Void Part. I
  7. A Faded Light
  8. An Ocean of Void Part. II


For fans of: Ghost Brigade, Russian Circles, Envy, Cult of Luna and Pink Floyd.


Floran Guillou – vocals

Benoît Lamote – guitar, keys and backing vocals

Julien Lesseur – guitar and backing vocals

Jean-Luc Marro – bass

Pierre Delmas – drums

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Watch the “Resonance” Music Video Below:

You can pre-order the new ‘The Great Escape’ album from the Inverse Store:

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METALMESSAGE Releases New Promo Sampler “VI”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on November 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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It’s that time again:

Once started in 2004, the popular series of METALMESSAGE PROMOTION SAMPLERS goes on with “VI” since November 5th. Bands worth listening to and cover artists worth seeing will be actively and internationally supported again at the same time.

The detailed and colorful front cover art in the timeless classic Heavy Metal style was created by the Mexican graphic talent Joel Sánchez Rosales:

One can experience and name your price for METALMESSAGE “VI” here:

Track List:
1. ALTECK (Germany)
— . – .- .-.. — . … … .- –. .
2. WARFIELD (Germany)
Barrage Fire
3. SYLVATICA (Denmark)
Evil Seeds
4. EISENHAUER (Germany)
Horse Of Hell
5. INCURSED (Basque Country)
Suaren Lurraldea (The Land Of Fire)
6. RUNNING DEATH (Germany)
Hell On Earth
7. MORTHUS (Germany)
Blinded By The Holy Light
Horsemen Of The Grail
9. CYRENCE (Germany)
The Hospital 06:47
10. HALO CREATION (Austria)
Through The Looking Glass
11. MORTAL PERIL (Germany)
Senor Wampo
12. TOXIC WALTZ (Germany)
Priest Of Lie
13. NORTHLAND (Spain)
When Nature Awakes
The Sovereign Place
15. MYRKGRAV (Norway)
Vonde Auer

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