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On This Day In METAL History – August 1st… From SAXON To KATAKLYSM

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , on August 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

“Without METAL, my life would super suck to the maximum.” – Stone

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On August 1st, 2011 – The amazing IRON MAIDEN performed at Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. This was a concert on The Final Frontier World Tour. Hail Maiden!

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On August 1st, 2015 – Canada’s KATAKLYSM have their new studio album, Of Ghosts And Gods, ranked at #5, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking yeah!

Children Of Bodom - I Worship Chaos - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMSAGMSL33033

On August 1st, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, I Worship Chaos, from Finland’s CHILDREN OF BODOM is ranked at #17, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This new COB album will release on October 2nd, 2015, via Nuclear Blast Records. Hell and yes!

Saxon - Battering Ram - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0933MMSAGMS33

On August 1st, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Battering Ram, from NWOBHM warriors SAXON is ranked at #93, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa!

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Born on August 1st, 1959 in the UK was Joe Elliot. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, Joe Elliot! Whoa, man! Unless you’ve been living in a cave your entire life, Joe Elliot is the lead singer and co-songwriter of the legendary DEF LEPPARD. Joe Elliot also leads his band, Down ‘n’ Outz, a cover band of the great Mott The Hoople. Joe Elliot is also currently a member of the amazing All-Star band: Kings Of Chaos. Long live Joe Elliot!

Above magazine cover: RIP cover feature from March of 1988.


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REVOCATION – Announces Headlining Tour With Support From Cannabis Corpse

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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REVOCATION will hit the road this Fall on a North American headlining tour. Presented by Gear Gods and featuring support from Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, and Black Fast, the trek marks REVOCATION‘s first headlining tour following the release of their latest album, Deathless.

The passage will commence on September 3rd in Providence, Rhode Island with the opening acts joining the package the following day in at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York City and stampede through over two dozen cities. On October 3rd, Boston fans will be treated to a huge hometown show to bring the run to a close.

9/03/15 Dusk – Providence, RI
w/ Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, Black Fast:
9/04/15 Studio @ Webster – New York, NY
9/05/15 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
9/07/15 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
9/08/15 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
9/09/2015 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
9/10/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
9/11/2015 Full Terror Assault Fest – Cave in Rock, IL REVOCATION + Cannabis Corpse Only
9/12/2015 Rail Club – Ft Worth, TX
9/13/2015 Walter’s On Washington – Houston, TX
9/14/2015 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
9/16/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
9/17/2015 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/18/2015 Mystery Box – Los Angeles, CA
9/19/2015 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
9/20/2015 Analog Cafe Portland, OR
9/21/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
9/22/2015 Red Room – Vancouver, BC
9/24/2015 Starlite Edmonton, CA
9/25/2015 Riddell Center – Regina, SK
9/26/2015 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
9/27/2015 Skyway Theater Studio B – Minneapolis, MN
9/29/2015 Shelter – Detroit, MI
9/30/2015 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON *
10/01/2015 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON *
10/02/2015 La Source – Quebec City, QC *
10/03/2015 Great Scott – Boston, MA *
*No Cannabis Corpse

REVOCATION has spent the last eight years converting fans to their cause with four full-length albums, an EP with Scion AV, and a charismatic live show led by guitarist/vocalist Dave Davidson. The Boston-based band also features the staggeringly talented lineup of Dan Gargiulo on guitar, Brett Bamberger on bass and the recent addition of Ash Pearson on drums.

REVOCATION has firmly been established as one of the genre’s finest and continue their campaign as part of the Metal Blade Records roster. The band’s latest full-length, Deathless, was recorded with acclaimed producer Zeuss at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts.

Deathless debuted on the Billboard Charts beating their previous album by more than 30 spots to land at #124 on the Top 200 Chart. Deathless also debuted at #10 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current), #114 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart and #1 on the Billboard New Artist Chart.

Dave Davidson – guitars/vocals
Dan Gargiulo – guitars/vocals
Brett Bamberger – bass/vocals
Ash Pearson – drums


Source: Earsplit PR

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Boston Metal For Nepal Benefit Draws Near

Posted in Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Boston Metal For Nepal Benefit - promo flyer - June 20 - 2015

Galvanized into action by the tragedy of two earthquakes that have devastated Nepal, The Metal For Nepal Benefit (#MetalForNepal) concert will take place on June 20th at the venerable Middle East Night Cub in Boston, MA. Headlining the event is bill will be Obsidian Tongue, followed by Native Construct, Caricature, Sonic Pulse and BruteMukti. The show is $10 and All Ages. You can get tickets online here:

Link to the Facebook Event for Metal For Nepal here:

All proceeds from ticket sales as well as donations raised from raffles of exclusive merch, and other types of donations made will go toward the Jai Nepal Youth Club, No Silence for Nepal, WHR Nepal and Reaping Hope.

In addition to these brave organizations, Metal For Nepal is also supporting another organization, Jagaruk NepalLed by a group of concerned engineers, Jagaruk Nepal are building shelters in the areas worst affected. They have come up with a proposal for their foundation with state goals and action guidelines for dispersal of monies collected. They also have shared a how-to guide on building a temporary shelter, crucial information to share or have on hand as the recovery effort is ongoing.

A donation can be made to Jagaruk Nepal via links on their Facebook or via direct bank transfer

Jagaruk Nepal Bank Account:

Machhapuchhre Bank Ltd. Account Name: Jagaruk Nepal

Account no: 5101524426294011

Branch: Putalisadak, Kathmandu

Swift Code: MBLNNPKA

Here are some other direct donate links for charities Metal For Nepal is supporting:

Rasuwa Relief

Jai Nepal Youth Group

No Silence for Nepal

There is also a benefit compilation organized by Metal for Nepal performers BruteMukti featuring Nepalese metal bands dubbed Nepal Earthquake Relief. You can donate and download the collection from Bandcamp here: Physical copies will also be available for purchase at the Metal For Nepal, with all the proceeds going to the charity.

Special thanks to Kunjan Joshi, Kevin Brown, Wormwood Joint Booking, Ghost Cult Magazine and all of the bands for helping to organize this relief effort so quickly. In addition to the performers, many music labels, publicity firms, and independent artists have pledged their support to the concert in the way of donating all kinds of exclusive memorabilia and band merch that will be raffled off, adding to the specialness of the event. A full listing of these contributors and raffle prizes will be available soon.

More details to come.


Obsidian Tongue on Facebook

Native Construct on Facebook

Caricature on Facebook

Sonic Pulse on Facebook

BruteMukti on Facebook

For information on how you can contribute to Metal For Nepal, please contact:

Kunjan Joshi

Kevin Brown

Erik Wormwood of Wormwood Joint

Keith Chachkes of Ghost Cult Magazine


Source: Dewar PR





Boston Death Thrashers LED TO THE GRAVE Sign To Old School Metal Records / On Tour Now

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Old School Metal Records is very excited to announce the addition of Boston Death Thrashers LED TO THE GRAVE to the roster.  LED TO THE GRAVE has been pummeling eardrums across the globe since 2006. They are fist-to-face thrash with blistering speed and mid tempo grooves.  The band is a classic example of what happens when you mix the ferocity of punk with the technically sound riffs of Metal.


Led To The Budd Tour 2015 - promo banner - Led To The Grave - #33MO

2-23 Virginia Beach, VA @ The Hook Up
2-24 Raleigh, NC @ Chapel Hill Underground
2-25 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
2-26 Jacksonville, FL @ Shantytown Pub
2-27 Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou’s
2-28 Miami, FL @ Black Sheep House
3-1 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
3-3 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
3-4 Houston, TX @ Mangos
3-5 Harlingen, TX @ The Hop Shop
3-6 Austin, TX @ TBA
3-7 El Paso, TX @ Grynde Bar
3-8 Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
3-9 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Flux Capacitor
3-11 Kansas City, MO @ The Sandbox
3-12 St Louis @ TBA
3-13 Louisville, KY @ Kaiju
3-14 Lexington, KY @ The Green Lantern
3-15 Dayton, OH @ Blind Bobs
3-16 Detroit, MI @ Corktown
3-17 Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
3-18 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
3-19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rock Room
3-20 Binghampton, NY @ Fitzies Irish Pub
*3-21 New York, NY @ ABC No Rio

* No Budd Dwyer


Source: ClawHammer PR

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BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH – Signs To Neurot Recordings; Long-Awaited Debut Full-Length To See Release In Spring 2015

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

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Keeping up a long-held tradition of bringing forth some of the heaviest music from the darkness of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle’s Tad Doyle (formerly of TAD, Hog Molly), delivers his strongest songwriting and performance to date with his newest project, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH. This powerful trio of musicians – Tad on guitar/vocals alongside veteran bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Annunaki), will release their long-awaited debut LP in early 2015 on Neurot Recordings.

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH fuses together the collective and extensive rock histories and experiences of its three members in the worlds of punk, hard rock and metal.

Says Steve Von Till of the signing: “All of us at Neurot Recordings are so incredibly fired up about having the opportunity to be a part of this release. For me personally, Tad has been responsible for some of my favorite guitar driven noise of our generation not to mention the fact that it is an absolute pleasure to be working together with such great human beings. Witness the return of Tad with BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH!”

Stay tuned for further BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH developments, including audio teasers, as they transpire.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on the band:

Facebook: Brothers of the Sonic Cloth

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NEUROSIS – To Conquer Housecore Horror Film Fest; First Ever Australian Tour Nears

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As the lineage of NEUROSIS nears its thirty-year mark, the band continues to perform across the planet sporadically but steadily, not having toured this heavily since the earlier years of their career, in seemingly unending support of their 2012-released tenth studio LP, Honor Found In Decay.

This week, NEUROSIS has confirmed their participation in this year’s colossal Housecore Horror Film Fest. The second installment of the gathering, set to run from October 23rd through 26th in Austin, Texas, will see NEUROSIS joining the lineup of bands which also includes Decapitated, Lustmord, Danzig, Samhain, Eyehategod, Vader and a rash of others. The Housecore Horror Fest performance falls directly in line with NEUROSIS‘ set at the four-day Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, where they’ll headline the main stage on Saturday, October 18th, joined by The Body, Author & Punisher and Sorxe, followed by a concert in Denver the following evening, Sunday, October 19th, with Subrosa and In The Company Of Serpents supporting.

Preceding their upcoming US live actions, and following their most recent European run which included sets at Graspop and Tuska Open Air festivals, on the first week of August, NEUROSIS prepares to venture into Australia for the first time ever in just over two weeks on a six-city trek through Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney between July 4th and 9th, with two shows scheduled in Sydney.

NEUROSIS – Tour Dates:

8/04/2014 The Hi Fi – Brisbane, Australia w/ Hope Drone [tickets]

8/05/2014 HQ – Adelaide, Australia w/ Space Bong [tickets]

8/06/2014 Capitol – Perth, Australia w/ Drowning Horse [tickets]

8/07/2014 The Corner Hotel – Melbourne, Australia w/ Clagg [tickets]

8/08/2014 The Hi Fi – Melbourne, Australia w/ Whitehorse [tickets]

8/09/2014 Manning Bar – Sydney, Australia w/ Adrift for Days [tickets]

10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest [tickets]

10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents [tickets]

10/23-26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX [tickets]

NEUROSIS has become an institution of heavy music. From their beginnings as a hardcore punk band in the mid-’80s to their gradual evolution into a transcendent and genre-defying collective, the Oakland, California natives have broken ground at every turn, pioneering a sound that influenced heavyweights like Isis, Mastodon and High on Fire.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on NEUROSIS:

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DENVER BLACK SKY – Announces Lineup Additions And World Domination

Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Denver Black Sky - promo festival flyer - 2014 - #1001

Earlier this week, DENVER BLACK SKY – set to take place August 2nd and 3rd at the Gothic Theatre and Moe’s BBQ – revealed on their official Facebook page plans to extend the lineup of their two-day, three-stage event with three additional acts. Wild speculation began almost immediately with fans throwing out the names of bands they dreamed to see and now the secret is out.

The doers of the event are pleased to welcome Mexican death grind perpetrators, Rottenness, who feature within their ranks Mile High City metal veteran Ben Pitts on vocals. The band will drag their own special brand of filthtified death metal to the DBS stage on Saturday.

Also making their way to the ceremony of chaos is Los Angeles powerviolence troupe Maladjusted whose female-empowered, vegan hardcore will only add more punk angst to an already crusty Sunday.

Finally, DENVER BLACK SKY welcomes iconic grindcore/crust combatants, Nausea, to their riotous bill. Born into the emotional wasteland known as Los Angeles, Nausea has been spreading their sonic disease since 1987 and will grace the stage Sunday evening.


Crowned “Colorado’s Best Metal Festival” by Denver Westword, the second edition of DENVER BLACK SKY features another vicious lineup that includes appearances by 908, ACxDC, Annul, Brutal Truth, Cannabis Corpse, Cattleist, Cephalic Carnage, Condemned Remains, Dead Temple, Doperunner, Early Graves, Ghosts of Glaciers, Gomorrah, In The Company Of Serpents, Khemmis, Municipal Waste, Nails, Noisem, North, Phobia, Resurrection, Scalafrea, Skinned, The Drip, The Xiphoid Process, Theories, Transient, Vale of Pnath, Wayfarer, Xibalba and Zombie Hate Brigade.

Tickets for DENVER BLACK SKY are on sale now at THIS LOCATION. $50 for two-day passes, $75 for VIP passes. VIP Packages include: Official limited DBS 2014 screen-printed poster, limited split 7″ featuring two sick DBS bands, VIP viewing area, Relapse Records bag of metal and admittance to the DBS pre-party at Black Sky Brewing August 1st – featuring very special surprise guests. Don’t slack. This will sell out!


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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