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FRONTIERS METAL FESTIVAL – Taking Place On October 30th, 2016 In Milan, Italy

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 8, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the first edition of the FRONTIERS METAL FESTIVAL which will be held on Sunday, October 30th at the Live Club in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milan), Italy.

After the success of the first three editions of the “Frontiers Rock Festival”, the Italy based label decided to create a spin-off event to highlight the incredible talent of the heavier bands on the roster. The bill is made up of seven international and Italy based bands, all of whom will please fans of the Power and Progressive Metal genres.

TRICK OR TREAT will kick off the festival, playing songs from their awesome new record, “Rabbits’ Hill Pt. 2,” which will be released on July 8th.

Spanish Metallers Lords Of Black featuring new Rainbow singer Ronnie Romero Official Site will follow wth their exciting mixture of Classic Heavy Metal combined with Power and Prog Metal.

From there, DGM, an Italian band, who will release their highly anticipated eighth album, “The Passage” on August 26th, will take the stage and show of their incredible Progressive Metal stylings.

With no rest for the wicked, Italian symphonic Metallers Secret Sphere will take the stage, spearheaded by the fabulous singer Michele Luppi, now keyboardist and background singer in Whitesnake.

The Festival will continue on with a theatrical approach – Prog and Symphonic – from the magnificent German band Vanden Plas Official. Their live return to Italy is certainly one of the most anticipated events of the day.

The two headliners will be: Labyrinth – a new Frontiers signing, recently finalized – one of the most successful Italian Metal bands of all time, which will see the return of singer Roberto Tiranti Solo Artist to the line-up, who will offer a live rendition of their classic masterpiece “Return to Heaven Denied” from start to finish, in addition to some of the most acclaimed songs from their storied catalog.

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The last slot of the evening could not have been left to anyone else other than Germany’s mighty Primal Fear, one of the most successful Metal bands around, fresh off the successful, chart-busting album Rulebreaker, which charted in their home country of Germany, as well as in the United States and many other countries around the world.

Doors will open at 14.00 hrs.

Price is 35.00 EURO until the day of the Festival. Tickets purchased on the show day will cost 39.00 EURO.

Metalheads all over Europe – YOU SIMPLY CANNOT MISS THIS SHOW!



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CIRITH UNGOL – Metal Warriors Return! Headlining Frost And Fire II – October 8th In Ventura, California

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 23, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Cirith Ungol Facebook:

Frost And Fire II – October 7-9, 2016 – Beautiful Beachside Downtown Ventura, California.

Last year’s event sold out with only two months of notice, so we decided to step it up a notch for all of you. We understand people need time to make travel plans, so here is the entire lineup with ticket links. This is also extra special of course because of the rebirth of Cirith Ungol. They are representing in their hometown of Ventura, CA with this come back show. The fans have cried for it for nearly the last twenty-five years. This is for all of you. Thanks for the support in the past and in the future. Let’s all continue making Heavy Metal history, together.

Day One @ Bombay – October 7, 2016
143 S. California St. Ventura, CA
Showtime – 5:00pm – Show Is 21+Over, Only.

Slough Feg
Blade Killer
Midnight Chaser
Livin Alive

Purchase Day One Here:–2

Day Two (All Ages)
@ Ventura Theater- October 8, 2016
26 S. Chestnut St. Ventura, CA
Showtime 3:00pm

Cirith Ungol (The Kings of the Dead Have Risen)
Midnight (Exclusive West Coast Appearance)
Mindless Sinner (First Ever U.S. Show)
Special Guest Reunion (Announced March 1St)
Night Demon
High Spirits

All Headliners – All Day Long – Get There Early! 
Purchase Day Two Here:

After Party at Sans Souci (21+ OVER)
NO cover. (directly across the street from the venue)

Hessian (Portland, Maine)
Alchemy (Tijuana, Mexico)

Day Three (All Ages)
Frost And Fire Presents “Bangover Brunch” And Metal Market @
Bombay – 143 South California St. Ventura, Ca
10:00am – 5:00pm

An Afternoon With Ashbury
Plus Special Guest (T.B.A.)
Heavy Metal Marketplace, DJ’s, Drink And Food Specials, Raffle Prizes, Hangovers And Bangovers!

Purchase Day Three Here:–2


Official Event Page:



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ROCKHARZ Open Air Festival – To Feature Legendary AFM Records Artists

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on April 5, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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AFM Records will celebrate its 20th Anniversary, on July 6th, with a special “label night” on this year’s Rockharz festival in Ballenstedt, Germany. Confirmed live acts are U.K.’s Thrash icons ONSLAUGHT, German Hard Rockers KISSIN’ DYNAMITE, Swiss riff rockers SHAKRA, Finland’s Melo Death grandmasters MORS PRINCIPIUM EST and Germany’s fun Metal chart breakers J.B.O..

ROCKHARZ OPEN AIR will take place July 7th thru 9th, 2016.

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ARMSTRONG METAL FEST – Reveal More Bands For 2016 Line Up; Early Bird Presale Tickets Available Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 3, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Online Store Now Open!

Revealing their first six bands last week, Armstrong Metalfest is proud to reveal its next batch of bands for this year’s line up taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena. This year’s fest plans to showcase a high-caliber of Western Canadian and international bands, which will include this year’s Best Metal winner from the Whammy Awards taking place in Vancouver on Feb 12th whom will be invited to perform at the fest. Event details here.

Bands confirmed for AMF are the following:

XUL (Vernon, BC)

Trollband (Edmonton, AB/ Vancouver, BC) –

Apprentice (Vancouver, BC) –

Kataplexis (Calgary, AB) –

DEAD ASYLUM (Vancouver, BC) –

Leave the Living (Red Deer, AB) –

Also confirmed last week:

ArkenFire (Kelowna, BC) –

Bleed (Edmonton, AB) –

Black Wizard (Vancouver, BC) –

WMD (Calgary, AB) –

Slagduster (Grand Forks, BC) –

Cryptic Enslavement (Nanaimo, BC) –

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Early Bird Presale has begun!

Tickets prices as follows: 
– $90 limited early bird presale, online only (November 1st to January 31st)
- $120 regular presale (February 1st to July 14) 
- $160 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased at the following link: 

Upcoming AMF / West Metal Entertainment Partner Events:

Feb 18 – Venron, BC @ The Green – West Metal Entertainment Presents – AMF 2015 Year in Review – Event info

April 23 – Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks Nightclub – West Metal Entertainment Presents w/ Kalmah, Vesperia, Xul, DropDeadFred – Event info

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Taking influence from Europe’s music festival circuit, Armstrong Metal Fest is a heavy metal celebration that encourages metal heads from across Canada and the globe to mosh and camp with the backdrop of great outdoors of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. What started as a backyard party in 2009 with nothing but eleven local metal bands such as Terrifier, Xul and Odinfist to name a few, has grown into a a huge success admired by the Western Canadian Metal scene. 2016 will be the eighth year of the festival and is planned to be the largest year for music and attendance yet.

This year’s team of organizers known as the West Metal Entertainment Society is the most dedicated to date and are excited to present an incredible line up, along with some changes to come for AMF 2016. Previous years of the festival have seen line ups with Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Anciients, Bison BC, Striker, Crimson Shadows, Holy Grail, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Divinity, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, XUL, Odinfist, Death Toll Rising and Gomorrah among many others .

For more info, please visit:




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Attention Canadian Bands: BRUTAL BATTLE CUBA Submissions Now Open!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 17, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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BRUTAL BATTLE CUBA is proud to announce submissions are now open for independent Canadian Metal bands in Oshawa, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Fredericton and Moncton to submit to this year’s first ever competition. One group will win a performing slot on this year’s 2016 BRUTAL SUMMER FEST TOUR line up, where they will be playing in front hundreds of Cuban metalheads each night.

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Quebec’s Chariots of The Gods alongside touring front man Chase Wilson from Ontario’s Darkness in Aurora were the first Canadian Metal band ever to join the fest in 2014.

“We have been working on this project for a while and we are really excited that it is finally happening! It’s a great opportunity for bands to experience touring outside of Canada and getting the chance to share the stage with international bands. Chase Wilson and I were part of the first Canadian Metal band to tour Cuba in 2014. The cultural immersion as well as the musical experience really makes it a Brutal Fest!” comments BBC organizer Rich O’Neil.

For full submission details and rules, please read at the following link (deadline to submit application is February 10th at 11:59pm EST):

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It’s a seven date tour with five to seven international bands, ten crew members, two bus drivers and one big bus on the road for two weeks across Cuba.

The selected Canadian band will share the stage with five or six other talented international bands every night and will be on the road during the day visiting every aspect of the Cuban culture.

Not only will the winning band be sent to tour with Brutal Fest in Cuba with tour shirts and promo stickers, but they will also have the opportunity to be endorsed by companies such as InTune Guitar Picks and SoulTone Cymbals as well as a few other great prizes from their sponsors.

Are you ready for the most Brutal experience of your life?

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Quebec Metal


Soultone Cymbals

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SATYRICON – To Perform “Nemesis Divina” In Its Entirety At ROCKHARZ Open Air Festival In July, 2016

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

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As reported by Germany’s ROCKHARZ Festival:

20 years have passed since a Norwegian band released one of the most groundbreaking albums of Black Metal history, continuing a groundbreaking character for the dissemination of a genre out of a small, rather subcultural audience in a new flow of Extreme Metal sounds. The band was SATYRICON and the masterpiece called NEMESIS DIVINA. Now, 20 years later, SATYRICON have decided to play on a few selected concerts, this seminal album, in all of its unique and immeasurable entirety. We are proud that one of those rare shows will go with us on our stage! Hail to Mother North!

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