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UK Death Metallers INFECTED DEAD Unleash ‘The Rache’

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 4, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Infected Dead made a grand impression with their Lovecraftian cosmic horror debut Archaic Malevolence and have left fans salivating for more ever since. Today the band proudly reveal a blistering new single and video to sate those in wait, a track entitled ‘The Rache’ out now via Hostile Media.

Watch ‘The Rache’ Here!

https://youtu.be/uw4-5mkqVdA

The video was shot in the woods of Heathfield, Sussex UK earlier this summer with Loki Films. Vocalist Lou Ede elaborates: “The song is loosely based on the lesser known Lovecraft short story ‘The Hound’ so the main concept we had in mind was to give the allusion of the band being stalked by the titular monster, I think the director did a great job of getting that across.”

“We are delighted to finally be unleashing our first fresh track since Archaic Malevolence. It was great to be back working with Wynter Prior (producer) and work is well underway on our debut album, we’re really excited to share the first glimpse of what we’ve been up to over the past year.”

‘The Rache’ was produced by Wynter Prior, while Inner Sound overseen mixing and mastering. Luciferium War Graphics manned the helm once again for the epic artwork.

Catch Infected Dead Live in UK with Bloodshot Dawn next month!

13/10 – The Angel Microbrewery, Nottingham

14/10 – The Green Door Store, Brighton

15/10 – Underground, Plymouth

16/10 – Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff

17/10 – The Black Heart, London

18/10 – Scruffy Murphys, Birmingham

19/10 – Temple Of Boom, Leeds

20/10 – The Garage Attic, Glasgow

More band info:

www.facebook.com/infecteddead
www.facebook.com/hostilemedia
www.hostilemedia.net

Source: Future PR

LONG LIVE INFECTED DEAD.

STONE.

CONNECTICUT METAL COALITION – Releases Inaugural Comp Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 20, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

The newly minted Connecticut Metal Coalition has released its first compilation, aptly titled Connecticut Metal Coalition Volume One.  Organizer Ryan Early told Alternative Control, “The CMC is intended to be an ever-evolving group of both established and up-and-coming local musicians with the common goal of promoting and advancing our scene as a whole entity. […]  The compilation is mostly just a vehicle that we can use the promote the scene to newcomers. It’s certainly not an unheard-of idea, but the goal was to put together an eclectic collection of songs from CT indie bands across all genres of metal.”

Featured Artists:
Dread These Days
Murder Monday
Iblissian
Owl Maker
Piercing Immortality
Apostasy
Continuum
Enemy of Reason
Glass Divide
Condition Zero
Archaic Decapitator
The Shape
She Walks Without Legs
Cyperna
Physics of Demise

CMC Volume One is available for free streaming and download on bandcamp: https://ctmetalcoalition.bandcamp.com/

A limited number of CD copies are available through the participating bands.

Read Early’s full interview on Alternative Control here: http://www.alternativecontrolct.com/music/ct-metal-coalition/#.XYK4QChKhPY

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE CONNECTICUT METAL.

STONE.

DECEASED And SAVAGE MASTER – To Embark On Dial M For Metal US Tour!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on August 10, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Metal icon DECEASED are teaming up with SAVAGE MASTER for their DIAL M FOR METAL US Tour, starting on August 15th in Cleveland, Ohio! Check the tour dates to see if you’re in an area where they will be invading.

For band and tour info, click links below:

Deceased

Savage Master

LONG LIVE DECEASED.

LONG LIVE SAVAGE MASTER.

STONE.

EYE OF NIX – Avant Doom Collective Confirmed To Play Northwest Terror Fest; Black Somnia Out Now Via Scry Recordings

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 27, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Avant doom collective EYE OF NIX will play this year’s edition of Northwest Terror Fest alongside Witch Mountain, Woman Is The Earth, Falls Of Rauros, and Ragana. The band will be performing tunes from their Black Somnia full-length, issued late last year via newly launched Scry Recordings. EYE OF NIX will also play a special record release show February 2nd with additional live rituals in the plotting stages.

Captured by renowned producer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Pallbearer) at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot), Black Somnia centers itself on themes of fear, control, and anxiety while shape-shifting through a lens of blackened psychedelia and doom. Commented vocalist Joy Von Spain, “For me, the album is an exploration of the forces of fear and control, responses to these insidious, unseen powers, the specter that remains when we awaken from mysterious and frightening dreams. Billy Anderson worked with us on ideas to preserve the noisier elements of our sound and create layers of atmosphere surrounding the voice.”

Black Somnia is available digitally and in a full color gatefold LP presentation with 180-gram black vinyl, limited to 250 copies at the EYE OF NIX Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where the record can also be streamed in full.

EYE OF NIX:

2/02/2018 Highline – Seattle, WA

5/31/2018 Northwest Terror Fest @ Barboza – Seattle, WA

EYE OF NIX first began to create abrasive yet kaleidoscopic sounds in 2012. Current members — vocalist Joy Von Spain, guitarist Nicholas Martinez, bassist Zach Wise (Hissing), noise artist Masaaki Masao, and drummer Luke Laplante — strive to conjure music that’s threatening, beautiful, and harsh. EYE OF NIX toured the West Coast with noise veterans Blue Sabbath Black Cheer in 2013, then chose an expanded route including the Rockies and Southwest in 2015. Since their inception, EYE OF NIX has shared the stage with diverse notable acts such as Voivod, Jarboe, SubRosa, Sea Of Bones, King Dude, Lesbian, Worm Ouroboros, Eight Bells, Tengger Cavalry, and more.

Moros, their first LP, was released in 2015 via Eugene-based imprint Belief Mower (Muscle And Marrow, Hungers). The album was captured by the hands of accomplished Seattle-based engineer Brandon Fitzsimons (Bell Witch, Anhedonist) at Airport Grocery in Seattle and mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx in San Francisco. The record was reissued digitally with two bonus studio tracks: “Blood In The Fire” and “Rome Burned.”

Source:

 

* For more band/label info:

http://www.eyeofnix.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/EYEOFNIX
http://www.scryrecordings.com
http://www.facebook.com/scryrecordings

LONG LIVE EYE OF NIX.

STONE.

SANNHET – Debut LP From Brooklyn Trio To See CD Release

Posted in instrumental metal, instrumental music, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Sannhet - Known Flood - promo cover pic!

Following a successful vinyl/digital release in February, the maiden release from Brooklyn-based (Sacrament MusicKnown Flood, the debut album from trio SANNHET, is now confirmed for release on CD via Consouling Sounds.

With nearly forty-five minutes of electrified post-metal, fueled with domineering riff-building movements and intense percussive hostility, Known Flood unifies SANNHET’s lightly blackened atmospheric style, captured by Colin Marston (Krallice, Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia) and mastered by Carl Saff. The album and the band’s live performances across the NYC region supporting it have captivated fans and media alike, the band’s unique approach standing out in heavy contrast in an otherwise massively over saturated genre. SANNHET bends genres effortlessly, and blends it together in a coherent monster of an album. 45 minutes of adventurous aural bliss pass in the blink of an eye.

Licensed directly from Sacrament Music, the CD version of Known Flood will be made available through Belgium-based Consouling Sounds, the label’s aim to put extraordinary music in the post, doom and ambient niche and sub niches into the spotlight. Set for European release on July 8th, and North American release a day later, preorders for the disc are available HERE. The album is also still available on LP and digitally via Sacrament Music RIGHT HERE.

Stream Known Flood via Vice/Noisey AT THIS LOCATION.

Locals can catch them on June 28th supporting Locrian at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, home to Sacrament Music. Stay tuned for more SANNHET live/tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

SANNHET Live:

6/28/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Locrian [info]

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Critical Praise:

“…Sannhet’s tools are dynamics and texture, deployed over simple melodic arcs… Instru-metal succeeds when it remember that it’s metal.” – Decibel

“…soaring post-rock with elements of black metal tremolo-picking, hardcore, and more. Think Russian Circles meets Altar of Plagues.” – BrooklynVegan

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SANNHET, click on the links below!

Facebook: Sannhet

http://sannhet.bandcamp.com

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small

LONG LIVE SANNHET.

Stone.

ION VEIN To Support SYMPHONY X In Joliet, Illinois; First Details Regarding Next Release Revealed

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal music, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 6, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ION VEIN will be direct support for SYMPHONY X at Mojoe’s Music Venue in Joliet, IL on Thursday, September 13th ; also appearing will be DISSONA and MOMENTS OF SANITY. Commented the band; “We’re stoked to be sharing the stage once again with the amazing SYMPHONY X and also to get a chance to play some of the tracks from our upcoming DR (digital release) in a live setting.”

The band is currently preparing to get back in the studio this month with producer Neil Kernon (NILE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRYCHE) to mix the next batch of songs for their upcoming DR slated to be released early this fall. “We’ll be mixing five songs during these next sessions and will meet with the crew at Mortal Music upon completion to finalize the game plan for this upcoming release, including the number of songs, artwork, etc. so stay tuned,” stated guitarist, Chris Lotesto.

The song “Enough” from ION VEIN can be heard below!

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info, click on the links below!

http://www.ionvein.com

http://www.mortal-music.com

http://symphonyx.com

LONG LIVE ION VEIN.

LONG LIVE SYMPHONY X.

Stone.

WITCH CROSS – Danish Heavy Metal Band Returns! Performing At: KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL XV

Posted in classic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

WITCH CROSS – Danish Heavy Metal band Witch Cross is back on the scene. On the 27th of April 2012, Witch Cross will take to the stage at the prestigious Keep It True Festival in Germany in front of 2000 rocking Heavy Metal fans. The band will be performing songs from their acclaimed 1984 debut album Fit for Fight and founding member and guitarist Mike “Wlad” Koch says “it’s great to be playing the old songs along with one or two new ones, even though we couldn’t get the whole band back together for various reasons it’s exciting to be able to bring our music back to life in front of so many people”! And the band plans to continue to play live after this event so watch this space.

On stage with Mike Wlad will be 2 other original members of Witch Cross , bass player Jan “Little John” Fields and drummer Anders “AC” Hjort. The 3 have drafted in British singer Kevin Moore from Graham Oliver’s Saxon and guitarist Torben Aalykke who has been working with original Witch Cross singer Alex Savage for the last 23 years in Savage Affair and other musical outings.

The band’s debut album Fit For Fight along with their 1982 single No Angel/Are You There and 19 other demo tracks, spanning the bands early days until their split in 1985, has been released on a 4 vinyl limited collectors album by the American Heavy Metal label Hells Headbangers earlier this year. A double CD with some bonus video with be released in the near future.

Vocalist Kevin Moore Comments: On a personal note, it’s really exciting to be fronting Danish Metal band Witch Cross, taking my pro career full circle, as I began professionally playing in Denmark many years ago. Guitarist Mike and I are also busy writing new Witch Cross material.

WITCH CROSS Lineup – Keep It True Festival XV: 

Mike “Wlad” Koch – guitar


Jan “Little John” Fields – bass

Anders “AC” Hjort
 – drums

Kevin Moore – vocals

Torben Aalykke – guitar

FIT FOR FIGHT (1984 – RoadRunner Records)

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(Sources: Kev Moore & Mike “Wlad” Koch)

LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

LONG LIVE KEV MOORE.

Stone.

EWIGHEIM – Signs To Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Massacre Records are proud to announce the signing of the German Dark Metal legends EWIGHEIM!

With the addition of Markus Stock (The Vision Bleak, Empyrium) as a full and third band member, the band of Allen B. Konstanz ( The Vision Bleak) and Yantit (Eisregen) is now a trio!

Following their cult albums “Mord Nicht Ohne Grund” (2002) and “Heimwege” (2004), they have finally finished their third studio album “Bereue Nichts”.

The new masterpiece will be released on May 25th and will be available as limited digipak with bonus track and as jewel case CD!

(Source: Massacre Records)

* For more info on EWIGHEIM, click on the links below:

http://www.ewigheim.de

http://www.facebook.com/ewigheim

MASSACRE RECORDS

LONG LIVE EWIGHEIM.

Stone.

TRIBUNE – Reveal Album Artwork and Track Listing For “Elder Lore/The Dark Arts”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , on February 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

The Melodic Thrash / Prog Metallers of Burnaby, BC’s TRIBUNE are proud to reveal the album artwork and track listing from their upcoming 8 track annihilator “Elder Lore/ The Dark Arts” that will be officially released on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 under their independent label Corpse Corrosion Music.

“Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, our album -“Elder Lore / The Dark Arts”– has come to usher in a new era of Canadian Melodic Thrash Metal, so come bask with us in this radiant, and dynamic vision. -“for none but death shall stop this lone revolution.” – lyrics from Bryan Baker of Tribune from the song “The Warrior Mentality”.” Commented TRIBUNE bassist Ryan O’Shea.

This is TRIBUNE‘s third studio effort and second full length since the band of friends and brothers inception in 2005. Mixing elements of Death Thrash Metal with melodic vocals, the album will feature new material along with classic fan favourites and is an album capturing the raw energetic sound the band projects naturally live.

In additional news,  TRIBUNE will also be kicking off their two month USA and Canada tour in support of “Elder Lore/ The Dark Arts” on April 2012 with dates soon to be announced.

(Source: Asher Media Relations)

Original artwork by Ryan O’Shea.

Art production by: Steve Kwasniewski

1. It Came From The Swamps…
2. The Succubus
3. Chemistry Arrives
4. The Warrior Mentality
5. Below
6. We, The Black
7. Man On The Outside
8. The World’s Greatest Cynic
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VideoTribuneComing of Cain (from Rotting Core EP 2010) – http://youtu.be/8pJGDQXNoe0
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Show Date:
February 24, 2012 – Funky Winkerbeans – Vancouver, BC w/ Bushwacker, Slagduster (Grand Forks, BC), Dead Asylum (Facebook Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/341050369250241/)
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Genre defying. Accessible. Iconoclastic. This can only be Tribune.

LONG LIVE TRIBUNE.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – Announce New Bassist!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on February 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Jeff Hughell, former bassist for Brain Drill & Vile, has been chosen as new SFU bassist!

Within days of announcing the departure of Matt DeVries, SIX FEET UNDER has locked in the latest addition to the bands already heavy and extremely talented lineup. Seven-string bassist Jeff Hughell, formerly of the Santa Cruz California technical Death Metal band Brain Drill and Concord California Death Metal band Vile, will be joining the ranks as the new SIX FEET UNDER bassist. Check out a video of Jeff shredding on his bass HERE.

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Vocalist Chris Barnes comments; “Six Feet Under is proud to announce our new member, bass player Jeff Hughell. He’s an amazing musician and I have been a fan of his work since first hearing Brain Drill a few years back. We feel with the addition of Jeff, all the puzzle pieces are in place and the killing machine known as Six Feet Under is now a true Death Metal force to be reckoned with! Prepare to be toe tagged and body bagged.”

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Jeff Hughell adds; “I am honored to be the newest edition to the mighty Six Feet Under. This band is now a well oiled killing machine with Kevin Talley and myself as the rhythm section, Steve Swanson and Rob Arnold crushing guitars, and of course the man himself Chris Barnes killing it on vocals. The new material is the heaviest Six Feet Under songs I have ever heard and I can’t wait for the world to get their faces melted clean off by it. I would like to thank Mike Faley, Kelli Malella and the whole Six Feet Under family for thinking of me. It’s going to be one hell of a ride!”

Stay tuned to SFU420.com, Facebook.com/SixFeetUnder, and MetalBlade.com for album news and tour dates.

(Source: Metal Blade Records News Update)

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

MARYLAND DEATHFEST X – 2012: Lineup Of Bands & Info

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Maryland Deathfest X – Whoa and Metal be thy name. Just look at the lineup of METAL bands for this years Maryland Deathfest X! This amazing Deathfest takes place at Club Sonar, in Baltimore, Maryland, from May 24th through May 27th.

* For more info, click on the link below:

MARYLAND DEATHFEST X

LONG LIVE MARYLAND DEATHFEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IRON MASK: New Album ‘Black As Death’ To See February North American Release Via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, melodic metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, power metal bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Black As Death, the new album from Belgian Neo-Classical Power Metal masters IRON MASK, will be released stateside this February 14th, following its European release in December.

What started as a side project for Magic Kingdom guitar master Dushan Petrossi a decade ago, has taken on a life of its own, IRON MASK eventually becoming the more popular of the two outfits.

Following the release of 2009’s Shadow of the Red Baron, the blistering Black As Death is IRON MASK‘s fourth LP in a decade. Boasting over an hour of the band’s renowned talent through a diverse array of lightning-fast Metal, glorious ballads, dizzying neo-classical arrangements and straightforward Hard Rock thunder. Dushan Petrossi and his band merge exceptional musical prowess with epic accessibility, making Black As Death a must-hear for fans of Firewind, Dio, Iron Maiden, Yngwie Malmsteen and Rainbow.

BLACK AS DEATH – Track Listing:

From Light Into The Dark

Black As Death

Broken Hero

Feel The Fire

Genghis Khan

God Punishes, I Kill

Rebel Kid

Blizzard Of Doom

The Absence

Magic Sky Requiem

Nosferatu

When All Braves Fall

(Source: Earsplit PR)

IRON MASK – Lineup:

vocals – Mark Boals (Holy Force, The Codex, ex-Royal Hunt, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, etc.)

vocals – Roma Siadletski (Magic Kingdom)

guitars – Dushan Petrossi (Magic Kingdom)

bass – Vassili Moltchanov (Magic Kingdom)

drums – Ramy Ali (Evidence One, Justice)

keyboards – Mats Olausson (ex-Ark, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, etc.)

* For more info on IRON MASK, click on the links below:

http://www.iron-mask.com

http://www.dushanpetrossi.com

http://www.afm-records.de

LONG LIVE IRON MASK.

Stone.

MASTER – Czech Death Metal Band: New Album Info & Track Unveiled!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary Czech Death Metal legion MASTER have completed work on their eleventh studio offering. Entitled The New Elite, the 11-track work of deviance was again recorded at Shaark Studios and features cover art by German graphic designer Mark Bridgeman, viewable at THIS LOCATION.

Commented MASTER founding bassist/vocalist Paul Speckmann: “The New Elite deals with the problems we face in society at this current time. The rich are getting richer and the poor are starving on the streets all around the world while men battle each other for world dominance! Governments are grabbing the world by the balls and dictating the new rules of the soon-to-be New Elite, while the youth of today just sit down and take it. I really wonder if and when the youth of today will take a stand against these crazy fucked-up, ruthless world leaders. The time has come to stand up and be counted!”

To check out “Smile As You’re Told,” the fourth track off the new offering, click here: Pulverised Records SoundCloud Page.

THE NEW ELITE – Track Listing:

01) The New Elite

02) Rise Up And Fight

03) Remove The Knife

04) Smile As You’re Told

05) Redirect The Evil

06) Out Of Control

07) As Two Worlds Collide

08) New Reforms

09) Guide Yourself

10) Souls To Dissuade

11) Twist Of Fate

The New Elite will be released via Pulverised Records.

MASTER:


Paul Speckmann – Vocals, Bass


Alex Nejezchleba – Guitars


Zdenek Pradlovsky – Drums

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on MASTER, click on the links below:

http://master-speckmetal.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Master/18521536017

http://www.myspace.com/masterspeckmann

http://www.pulverised.net

LONG LIVE MASTER.

Stone.

KREATOR – Reveal New Album Title, Release Date and Announce Exclusive 7″ Single!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PHANTOM ANTICHRIST – 7″ cover

German Thrash titans KREATOR just revealed the title of the bands upcoming album: Phantom Antichrist. The album is currently being produced at the famous Fascination Street Studio with renowned producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, DEVIN TOWNSEND, AMON AMARTH) in Örebro, Sweden.

Phantom Antichrist marks the bands debut for Nuclear Blast and is set to be released June 1, 2012 (Europe), June 5, 2012 (North America)!

Furthermore, KREATOR will also release an exclusive 7“ single of the title song on April 20, 2012. The collector’s item will be available in coloured red vinyl (limited to 250 pieces) as well as in clear vinyl (limited to 250 pieces, exclusively available at the Nuclear Blast Mailorder: http://www.nuclearblast.de/suche/kreator%20phantom%20antichrist ).

KREATOR will exclusively perform a new song during their shows at this years METALFEST open air events! Keep your eyes and ears open – more info coming soon!

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

* For more info on KREATOR, click on the links below:

http://www.facebook.com/KreatorOfficial

http://www.kreator-terrorzone.de

http://www.youtube.com/user/kreatorofficial

LONG LIVE KREATOR.

Stone.

LAMB OF GOD – Guitar World Cover Feature For March 2012 Issue

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal news, magazines, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , on February 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

LAMB OF GOD – Just this morning, the March issue of Guitar World fell in my lap and I couldn’t be a happier Metalhead. Lamb Of God is the cover feature and I’m very excited over their new album – Resolution. Eventually I will write about why I am digging Resolution so much. Look for a post on Resolution in the coming week for sure.

There are some very cool articles in this new issue of Guitar World, so I’ll be looking to chill-out sometime this weekend and read ’em. Dweezil Zappa, Robby Krieger, MastodonJoe Satriani and a 2012 Reader’s Poll have all caught my eye while quickly browsing through this essential mag.

Metal be thy name I’m psyched it’s… F’N FRIDAY!!!!

* For more info on LAMB OF GOD, click on the link below:

Lamb of God – Official Website

LONG LIVE LAMB OF GOD.

LONG LIVE GUITAR WORLD.

Stone.

KOSHER METAL – Releases “The Kosher Komp Vol. 2” – And It’s A Free Download!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KOSHER METAL RELEASES ANOTHER COMPILATION ALBUM!

Southern California-based online Metal radio station Kosher Metal have released their second compilation album called “The Kosher Komp Vol. 2” via their website at http://koshermetal.com/kosher-komp

The compilation (along with Vol. 1) is available for free download and contains nearly 30 tracks from 16 unsigned and independent bands. An interactive PDF is included along with the compilation artwork. There is also a Limited Edition CD version available with only 150 copies made and individually numbered, for those who want something physical.

Kosher Metal founder and on-air personality ManJewky stated the following regarding the compilation series: “It’s a tough world out there for unsigned and independent Metal bands, but we at Kosher Metal are doing everything we can to help get these bands heard. I have been on both sides of the spectrum. I have been in bands but I’ve also done a lot of work on the business end of things. With all of my knowledge and experience, it would be a shame to let that go to waste. Besides, I want to be able to provide some opportunities that my old bands never had.”

Bands included on the compilation are (in alphabetical order): Age Of Menace, American Hell, Avete Monstrum, Death Audio, Denial Machine, I Magnified, IMAIM, Korotory, Lefutray, Mouth Of The Serpent, Nekrogoblikon, NUCLEAR, Sentenced On Sunday, Separation Of Sanity & Speedpig.

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Kosher Metal is an online radio station that can be heard via the web and most smartphones. It started as a weekly radio program in June 2010 and became a 24 hour operation in April of 2011. Kosher Metal founder and on-air personality, ManJewky, is a product of the Music Business Program at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.

LONG LIVE KOSHER METAL.

Stone.

STRYPER – North American Tour Dates 2012

Posted in christian heavy metal, christian rock, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

STRYPER – Check out below the North American tour dates for Stryper! See if Stryper is playing live in your neck of the Metal woods in 2012!

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February 24, 2012 – Sault Ste. Marie, MI @Kewadin Casino

February 25 – 28, 2012 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Monsters Of Rock Cruise

May 12, 2012 – Columbia, MD – M3 Rock Festival

May 17, 2012 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues

May 18, 2012 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues

May 19, 2012 – Las Vegas, NV – Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino

May 24, 2012 – New York, NY – BB Kings

May 25, 2012 – Foxborough, MA – Showcase Live

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(Source: Stryper Official Website)

* To buy tickets and more info, click here: Stryper – Official Website

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

Stone.

LEGION OF THE DAMNED – To Play At Metal Open Air in São Luís Brazil

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , on February 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

LEGION OF THE DAMNED are thrilled to announce that the band is, for the very first time, playing outside the territory of Europe! They will play at the Metal Open Air in São Luís (Brazil), which will take place from April 20th until April 22nd, 2012! Furthermore the band launched a new YouTube channel where you can watch exclusive video material from the studio and more. Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MultiLegion66

On February 10th, LEGION OF THE DAMNED will re-release their classic album “Malevolent Rapture” in memory of their ex-bass player Twan Fleuren, who passed away. This re-release will have a brand new “In Memory Of“ artwork, 5 extra songs incl. a remix of “Malevolent Creation”, a bonus DVD and 32 page booklet including photos never seen before!

(Source: Massacre Records)

* For more info on LEGION OF THE DAMNED, click on the links below:

http://www.legionofthedamned.net

http://www.myspace.com/legionofthedamned

LONG LIVE LEGION OF THE DAMNED.

Stone.

MASTODON, OPETH & GHOST – Heritage Hunter Tour – North America 2012: Tour Dates Listed

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HERITAGE HUNTER TOUR 2012NORTH AMERICA DATES:

Mastodon and Opeth will head out on a co-headlining US tour with Ghost opening all dates, starting May 4th. General ticket sales begin on February 3rd and 4th, but you can get tickets before anyone else by heading to http://mastodon.artistarena.com starting tomorrow, February 1st at 3pm local time. Check out the dates below!

And make sure to tune in to the Grammy Awards on February 12th on CBS to see if Mastodon win for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.

HERITAGE HUNTER TOUR 2012 – NORTH AMERICA DATES:

04/04 – Portland, ME @ State Theater

04/05 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater

04/06 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

04/07 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre

04/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

04/10 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome

04/11 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

04/13 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

04/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

04/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

04/16 – Knoxville, TN @ TN Theater

04/18 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

04/19 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom

04/20 – San Antonio, TX  @ Back Stage Live

04/21 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street

04/23 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium

04/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

04/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre

04/27 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre

04/28 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort

04/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount

05/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre

05/03 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center

05/04 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall

05/05 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon

05/06 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre

05/09 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore

05/10 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

05/11 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

05/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park

(Source: Mastodon Official Website)

* For more info, click on the links below:

Mastodon – Official Website

OPETH – Official Website

http://ghost-official.com

LONG LIVE MASTODON, OPETH & GHOST.

Stone.

GRAVEWORM – Announces Changes To Band Lineup

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 31, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

The Italian Dark Metal outfit GRAVEWORM announce some changes respective to the Line-Up. Founding member and guitar player Stefan Unterpertinger returns after about 10 years to the band.

He takes the guitar-part from Thomas Orgler who left the band because of personal reasons.

Keyboard player Sabine Mair left the band because of personal reasons as well.

Stefano Fiori (vocalist) commented:
“It’s a pity not to have Thomas and Sabine in the band anymore. But of course we wish them all the best for their future. All the more we are glad to have Stefan back in the band. We practise hardly and we feel that there’s still good chemistry between us. With Stefan a GRAVEWORM founding member is back, so: welcome home, Stefan!”

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

* For more info on GRAVEWORM, click on the links below:

GRAVEWORM – Official facebook

http://www.graveworm.de

LONG LIVE GRAVEWORM.

Stone.

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