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SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST To Occupy Tucson Next Week

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Now less than two weeks from its preliminary assault, the first annual SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST will bring thirty-two extreme musical acts together in Tucson, Arizona on October 19th and 20th.

With the main acts for the two-day festival including BEREFTHULL, SONS OF TONATIUH, DISEASED REASONPIGEONWING, NORTH, LADYBIRD and curators of the event, GODHUNTER, and the entrance fee a meager $15 for both days, this is a must-attend gathering for anybody in the Southwestern quadrant of the country and beyond.

This awesome, fully DIY-run event was conceived and booked by Tucson sludge metal actGODHUNTER, with Earsplit PR sponsoring the main stage and sponsoring the second stage. Additional support was also provided by Zia RecordsSticks n’ Strings Music CenterAcid Reflux Records and Axe Of Contrition.

Pre-festival interviews with some of the acts set to play at SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST have started posting at Arizona-based webzine The Age Of Metal who will also be providing constant on-site coverage of the entire event.

Wristbands for the event as well as t-shirts designed by artist Greg Colson, who handled all art/graphics for the event, are on sale now AT THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, anybody who buys a ticket/wristband through the above link will be automatically enrolled in a contest taking place the second day of the fest, where two winners will receive a massive merch package including shirts, CDs, vinyl, stickers and other swag from virtually every band performing over the two days.

All local metal media outlets and journalists are invited to come cover the event as well; contact Earsplit PR for guest list details and coverage arrangements.



Friday, October 19th [doors at 6pm]

Earsplit PR Stage:
7:00 – Thorncaster
8:00 – Enirva
9:00 – Cave Dweller
10:00 – Twingiant
11:00 – TOAD
12:00 – Diseased Reason Stage:
6:30 – Yeti Ender
7:30 – Powered Wig Machine
8:30 – Methra
9:30 – Territory
10:30 – Anakim
11:30 – Hell Follows

Saturday, October 20th [doors at 2pm]
Earsplit PR Stage:
2:30 – Blighter
3:30 – Monger
4:30 – Swampwolf
5:30 – Sorrower
6:30 – Seas Will Rise
7:30 – Rise Of The Willing
8:30 – Ladybird
9:30 – Pigeonwing
10:30 – Sons Of Tonatiuh
11:30 – Hull
12:30 – Bereft Stage:
3:00 – Why Bother?
4:00 – Blister Unit
5:00 – Bloody Corpse Dismemberment
6:00 – Lago
7:00 – Flying Donkey Punch
8:00 – Our Daily Trespasses
9:00 – Vanish Twin
10:00 – Godhunter
11:00 – North


(Source: Earsplit PR)





Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey



As reported on

Here it is folks! Starjack Entertainment presents, the second annual FULL MOON DOG FESTIVAL at The Cockpit in Leeds. In memory of ASOMVEL founder member and front-man, JAY-JAY WINTER!

The 2011 festival was a huge success – and this one will surpass even that. Again, all proceeds will be used to grow the festival for the following year – ensuring that Jay’s name is never forgotten, and that we all have a kick-ass shin-dig in his honour!

As reported on the facebook page of Orange Goblin:

Orange Goblin will be appearing at the Full Moon Dog Festival at the The Cockpit in Leeds on Saturday 13th October, alongside heavyweights such as Solstice, Asomvel, Stuka Squadron, Dark Forest, Mercenary, Eliminator, Stiletto Farm and an as yet unconfirmed headliner. The festival is being held in honour of Jay Jay Winter. All this for just £15!!! Tickets for this are selling fast so get yours today.

For ticket/venue information & directions, click here:


For more info on ORANGE GOBLIN, click on the links below!…



Rest In Peace, Jay-Jay Winter.


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.”

Killswitch Engage

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







WITCH CROSS – Confirm More Live Dates For October! A Newly Mastered/Special Edition CD/DVD ‘All That’s Fit For Fighting’ Releases This October!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

WITCH CROSS can now confirm these gigs for October:

Oct 23 Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark supporting Gotthard

Oct 24 Helsingborg Tivoli, Sweden, supporting Gotthard

Oct 25 Kahytten, Fredericia, Denmark, with Mercyful Diamond* as support

Oct 26 TBA

Oct 27 – Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival at Manifesto, Hoorn, Holland

* Mercyful Diamond are a tribute to Mercyful Fate and King Diamond.


Also released in October is the CD/DVD Special edition of All That’s Fit For Fighting, which includes newly mastered and never before seen promo videos of the band from the 80’s, via Hell’s Headbangers Records.


(Source: Kev Moore / Witch Cross)

For a related and recent post on Witch Cross, click on link below!

WITCH CROSS – Confirmed To Support GOTTHARD In Copenhagen And Performing At HEAVY METAL MANIACS FESTIVAL In Holland!

For more info on WITCH CROSS, click on the link below!



A BAND OF ORCS – To Play Summer Slaughter Festival Date In Anaheim!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

After tasting blood at the local date of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival earlier this season, underground Metal monsters A BAND OF ORCS have succeeded in storming the gates of the last date of the Summer Slaughter Tour on August 25th at the Grove of Anaheim.  Also playing are Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried And Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil Of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, and Cerebral Bore.  This represents a step forward for the orcs in their attempt to bring about the Domination, the orc-style ear-drum apocalypse of your frail human realm.

Southern California Metalheads who plan on attending the show should plan on showing up early to catch A BAND OF ORCS (1:30pm PST) as they claw their way to the top of the metal heap and add more heads to the pile.

Following up on 2007’s WarChiefs of the Apocalypse EP, A BAND OF ORCS have their first full-length album due out soon, but have had to push back the release date to the end of September. When asked about the delay, bass player and shaman for the band, Gronk!, had this to say, “Us get put behind when us decided to join battle for Mayhem and play some other dates in July. Us live for live raids!  But Gogog and us finish brutal vocals last week. Now, audio sorcerer need time to mix magic. All powerful sorcery take time.  Hail Gzoroth!!!”

By audio sorcerer, Gronk! means engineer/producer Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA whose most recent credits include chart-busting albums like Machine Head’s “Unto the Locust” and Testament’s “Dark Roots of the Earth.”

A BAND OF ORCS’ Summer Slaughter set will include several tracks from the forthcoming album Adding Heads to the Pile, including their latest single released through Itchy Metal Entertainment entitled “In the Keeper’s Chamber.”

Be sure you catch these savages live to bring the most brutal tour of the summer to an end!


Who: A Band of Orcs

What: Summer Slaughter Tour (Headlined by Cannibal Corpse)

When: Saturday, August 25, A BAND OF ORCS takes stage @ 1:30 PM / Doors open at 12:30

Where: The Grove of Anaheim

Why: So you can be spared when the Domination comes!




(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)

For more info on A BAND OF ORCS, click on the link below!



COVEN 13 – To Perform At Hammer Of Doom Festival 2012

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary U.S. Doom act COVEN (also known as COVEN 13) has been confirmed to appear at Germany’s Hammer of Doom Festival on November 10, 2012 at Posthalle in Würzburg. The festival begins on November 9th for Epic Night at which ROSS THE BOSS will headline. COVEN will join PENTAGRAM, THE SKULL, SOLSTICE and others in performing the next day, appropriately called Doomsday!

Visit Hammer Of Doom Festival for more information on the fest.

Shadow Kingdom Records reissued COVEN’s legendary 1987 album Worship New Gods on July 31st of this year. This reissue marks the first official release of Worship New Gods on CD and is available at

“It’s impossible to make albums that sound like this anymore, and for that we’re thankful that Shadow Kingdom are bringing back bands that sound live Coven.” Decibel

“Coven’s Worship New Gods reveals the best of the underbelly of American underground heavy metal from the Eighties. Easily recommended.” – Dangerdog

“Its antiquity will only serve in its favor, as it conjures forth a genuine nostalgia for the 80s efforts of bands like Cirith Ungol, Pentagram, Manilla Road and St. Vitus. Sword and sorcery spent in harmonious, atmospheric flesh with plenty of variation to keep the listener hooked as if he/she were smoking a bone while deeply immersed in a Fritz Leiber or Michael Moorcock story.” – From the Dust Returned

“There’s really no reason to not take the time out and hear this underground gem you probably never even knew existed.” – Apoch’s Metal Review

“Worship New Gods” is an enjoyable album of contrasts, melodic soft interludes between occult like slabs of heaviness, but at all times fresh (For the time) and interesting. Happy 25th birthday!” Destructive Music


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on COVEN 13, click on the links below!




The First East Coast THE POWER OF THE RIFF Fest To Invade NYC In September

Posted in doom metal, extreme music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Following the recent announcement of the third annual West Coast installment of The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles on August 11th, now the first ever East Coast chapter of the festivities have been confirmed!

TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. Curated by The Power Of The Riff and Southern Lord and presented by Scenic and Brooklyn Vegan, the devastating two-day The Power Of The Riff East will take place in NYC on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Brooklyn’s massive Warsaw club, boasting an incredible roster of riffcrushing artists from across the country.

At press time the lineup for day one of TPOTR East includes PENTAGRAM, POISON IDEA, NEGATIVE APPROACH, XIBALBA, ALPHA & OMEGA and POWER TRIP, while day two will show SUNN 0))), WINTER, REPULSION, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, SALVATION and DEAD IN THE DIRT hitting the stage, with additional support and headlining acts still to be announced in the days ahead.

A limited number of two-day passes for The Power Of The Riff East are available for purchase right now RIGHT HERE. Single day tickets for both days will go on sale this Monday, July 2nd at 12pm EST. Saturday tickets will be available AT THIS LOCATION and Sunday tickets AT THIS LOCATION. tuned for more announcements in the days ahead as the lineup for this behemoth event expands.

Full info and tickets for The Power Of The Riff West — confirmed to take place on Saturday, August 11th at Los Angeles’ Echo/Echoplex — are available now HERE.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info, click on the links below!!/TPOTR




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