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ARMORED SAINT Enlists BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH Guitarist MATT PRICE for German Festival Dates

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Matt Price - Behold The Monolith - promo pic - #MO209966ILMFNSM

Guitarist Matt Price of Los Angeles Stoner/Doom Metal band BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH has been tapped by ARMORED SAINT to fill in for guitarist Phil Sandoval on three German Festival dates this week. ARMORED SAINT released the following statement on its Facebook page about the temporary replacement:

“We’re sorry to report that our own Phil Sandoval will not be joining us on our European tour next week. He has chosen to stay home and be with his girlfriend while they expect their first child together which is due during this time. We have enlisted the help of guitarist Matt Price from Behold! The Monolith to step up and fill in for Phil for these 3 festivals in Germany. Phil will miss seeing all of you this time but he promises to ‘Deliver’ once he returns for the dates we have booked in the fall. Please help us wish Phil and his girlfriend a positive and safe delivery. Thank you!”

7/28 Headbangers Open Air Brande-Hörnerkirchen DE
7/29 Saarmagedon Festival Saarbrucken DE
7/30 Noord Open Air Essen DE

Behold The Monolith - Architects Of The Void - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #3399GMSILAOTT

BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH released its third full-length album, Architects of the Void on September 30, 2015. Stream the album in its entirety here. Purchase Architects of the Void on CD and vinyl at http://beholdthemonolith.storenvy.com/.

Architects of the Void follows critically acclaimed  2012 release Defender, Redeemist and marks the debut of vocalist Jordan Nalley who took the reigns following the tragic 2013 death of Kevin McDade in a car accident. The album is the first for new bassist Jason “Cas” Casanova (SASQUATCH). The album artwork was created by Dusty Peterson (Bloodbath, Six Feet Under, Oceano).

Praise for Architects of the Void:

“Healthy doses of doomy riffage, pummeling heaviness, and expansive/exploratory parts that just might take you on a journey to another planet.” – MetalSucks

“With elements of all good things that are heavy, the new release by Behold! The Monolith is a musical battle hammer shattering the skulls of the weak and feeble. ” – The Ripple Effect

“The Monolith deals in stoner/sludge stuff somewhat akin to High on Fire and/or Lord Dying, with song titles and artwork that would give The Sword’s J.D. Cronise a hard-on.” – Hellbound.ca

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Source: ClawHammer PR

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

www.beholdthemonolith.com

www.facebook.com/beholdthemonolith

beholdthemonolith.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

LONG LIVE BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH.

Stone.

GHOUL – The Masked Malefactors Of Creepsylvania Premiere “Shred The Dead” – Tour With Carcass Underway + “Dungeon Bastards” Release Day Draws Near

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

GHOUL - promo band pic - 2016 - #33MO99ILMFNSO663

Today, the masked malefactors of Creepsylvania GHOUL are pleased to contaminate the airwaves with a premiere of “Shred The Dead” from their forthcoming Dungeon Bastards opus. In “Shred The Dead,” vocalist Baron Samedi’s commands to retrieve the Omicron Bomb fall on deaf ears, as GHOUL retreats deeper into the Catacombs muttering half-hearted assurances; that is, until Samedi unleashes an army of revivified corpses to persuade them otherwise.  

Elaborates guitarist Digestor:“‘Shred The Dead’ is a song about undead fiends, eldritch, mysterious skateboard tricks, and the efficacy of the prevent defense. If Mr. Mustaine is reading this, I’m sure our lawyers can work something out. You seem like a reasonable man.”

Hear “Shred The Dead” at THIS LOCATION.

You can also check out the band’s fan-made “Ghoulunatics” video HERE as well as the previously unearthed “Bringer Of War” playing at Revolver RIGHT HERE.

GHOUL is currently mucking up stages with blood and dread nationwide supporting Carcass and Crowbar on a seventeen-city US tour. The One Foot In The Grave Tour 2016 will come to a close August 8th. Additional support is being provided by Night Demon. Following their run with Carcass, GHOUL will infect four more cities on a smattering of headlining shows. See all confirmed dates below.

GHOUL w/ Carcass, Crowbar, Night Demon:
7/22/2016 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
7/23/2016 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
7/24/2016 The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
7/25/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
7/26/2016 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
7/27/2016 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
7/29/2016 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
7/30/2016 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
7/31/2016 Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH
8/01/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore MD
8/02/2016 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
8/03/2016 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
8/04/2016 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
8/05/2016 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
End Tour
8/06/2016 Harmony House – Webster, NY *
8/07/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL *
8/08/2016 Rock Room – Kansas City, MO*
8/13/2016 Metro – Oakland, CA *
*GHOUL Headlining Shows

GHOUL - Dungeon Bastards - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO33ILMFSO9966

Dungeon Bastards will rear its seditious head from the subterranean bowls of Creepsylvania on July 29th, 2016 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats courtesy of the sound assassins at Tankcrimes Records. The record will also come in slime green and blood red vinyl options with a gatefold jacket that opens into the Dungeon Bastards board game. Players take turns advancing through a Creepsylvanian map; the first one to get to end of the map and jump the Wall Of Death wins.

Vinyl preorders are currently available HERE and digital preorders HERE.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info on GHOUL:

Facebook: Ghoul (Official)

http://www.creepsylvania.com

http://www.tankcrimes.com

http://www.facebook.com/tankcrimes

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GHOUL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GOATWHORE – Announces US Live Dates Surrounding Ozzfest Appearance This Fall

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Goatwhore - tour promo flyer - September - 2016 - #MO99663ILMFSO

New Orleans’ road warriors GOATWHORE will return to the US tour circuit this Fall on a short run of live abrasions prior to and following their Ozzfest appearance in San Bernardino, California on September 24th. The trek will commence on September 16th and rupture fifteen stages through October 1st. Support will be provided by The Blood Royale on select dates. GOATWHORE‘s latest US journey will follow a two-week stretch of European onstage debauchery set to kick off next month.

Comments GOATWHORE frontman Ben Falgoust: “We have been associated with Ozzfest in the past and are grateful to be playing it this year, but being part of Black Sabbath’s final West Coast show is another legendary experience to be affiliated with and be able to witness first hand, taking in every element of a band that has been a great influence on all levels in the metal world. Also, Ozzfest has given opportunities to countless freshly emerging metal acts to forge new paths and give people new levels of extreme music to connect with and hear… that doesn’t exclude this year. Tons of acts that have been pretty damn strong in the underground metal community will be making their first appearances at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, as well as repeat acts that have been a part of it in the past. So, when you come to see Black Sabbath out West for their last time, come early and be a part of the future of metal, as well as its legendary past.”

Adds drummer Zack Simmons: “We are very honored to be a part of Black Sabbath’s last ever California performance and Ozzfest’s 20th Anniversary. It’ll be a ripping day of heavy metal and a bittersweet farewell to the godfathers of the genre.”

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GOATWHORE:
8/06/2016 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE
8/07/2016 Sylak Fest – Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, FR
8/08/2016 Dynamo – Zürich, CH
8/09/2016 Rockhouse – Salzburg, AT
8/10/2016 Brutal Assault – Jaromer, CZ
8/11/2016 Alte Zuckerfabrik – Rostock, DE
8/12/2016 Party San – Schlotheim, DE
8/13/2016 Ieper Fest – Ieper, BE
8/14/2016 Bloodstock – Walton On Trent, GB
8/15/2016 Tower – Bremen, DE
8/16/2016 Beta – Copenhagen, DK
8/17/2016 Lido – Berlin, DE
8/20/2016 Motocultor Saint – Nolff, FR
w/ The Blood Royale:
9/16/2016 The District – Lafayette, LA *
9/17/2016 Texas Rose Saloon – Beaumont, TX
9/18/2016 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/19/2016 Korova Basement – San Antonio, TX
9/20/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
9/21/2016 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
9/22/2016 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/23/2016 The Merrow – San Diego, CA *
9/24/2016 Ozzfest – San Bernardino, CA *
9/25/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
9/26/2016 Rojo’s – South Lake Tahoe, CA
9/28/2016 Lion’s Lair – Denver, CO
9/29/2016 Launchpad – Albuquerque. NM
9/30/2016 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
10/01/2016 Luna Live – Lake Charles, LA *
* No The Blood Royale

Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless - promo cover

GOATWHORE released their unanimously revered Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length via Metal Blade in 2014. Crowned a, “blasphemous blast,” by Decibel Magazine and commended for channeling, “every evil impulse of its blackened death thrash,” into the record by The Austin Chronicle, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, crushing their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Constricting… also hit the #21 spot on Billboard’s Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart, #13 on the Independent chart and, boasting ten mutinous tracks of thick, predatory, subterranean metal, continues to reap the exaltation of fans and critics globally.

Purchase your copy today at metalblade.com/goatwhore where you’ll also find a host of videos, including a special edition of “FBS,” compiled from fan-filmed footage from around the globe.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info on GOATWHORE:

http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666

http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola

http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666

http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GOATWHORE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History, July 20th – IRON MAIDEN Edition!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 20, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On July 20th, 2010IRON MAIDEN performed at Jiffy Lube Live, in Bristow, Virginia, USA. Jumping jellyfish that’s freaking cool!

Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier World Tour - promo flyer - 2011 - #3366IMMO11

On July 20th, 2011IRON MAIDEN performed in Glasgow, Scotland, at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre aka SECC.

Iron Maiden - Switzerland - July 20 - 2016 - promo flyer - #MO99099ILMFNS

On July 20th, 2016IRON MAIDEN perform at the Paleo Festival in Switzerland. Whoa!

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

On July 20th, 2016IRON MAIDEN‘s sixteenth studio album The Book Of Souls is ranked at #25, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

Iron Maiden - "Live After Death" large album pic!!

On July 20th, 2016IRON MAIDEN‘s double-live album Live After Death is ranked at #79, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This live album was released back in 1985.

Iron Maiden - Somewhere Back In Time - greatest hits - promo album cover pic - #IMMO00990

On July 20th, 2016IRON MAIDEN‘s 2008 compilation album of their classics Somewhere Back In Time – The Best Of: 1980 – 1989 is ranked at #94, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yeah!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH – Announces US Tour With Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, And Havok

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on July 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Megadeth - promo tour flyer - Fall 2016 - #MO99ILMFSO3393

This September and October, Swedish Metal kings AMON AMARTH will return to the US as direct support to Megadeth! The tour, which runs from September 20th through October 16th, will also include Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok.

Comments AMON AMARTH of the upcoming trek: “We are proud to be supporting the legendary and mighty Megadeth on their US tour in September! Sharpen your blades and bring out your drinking horns, because this will be a brutal show that no true metalhead should miss. Raise your horns!”

During the journey, AMON AMARTH will also join the likes of Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax and more on Sunday, September 25th as part of the annual Knotfest. See all confirmed dates below.

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AMON AMARTH w/ Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, Havok:

9/20/2016 Casper Events – Center Casper, WY
9/22/2016 The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel And Casino – Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2016 Knotfest – Devore, CA * AMON AMARTH only
9/27/2016 WaMu Theater – Seattle, WA
9/28/2016 Matthew Knight Arena – Eugene, OR
9/29/2016 City National Civic – San Jose, CA
10/01/2016 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO
10/03/2016 Mid America Recreation & Conv. Complex – Council Bluffs, IA
10/04/2016 Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, MN
10/05/2016 Sears Centre – Hoffman Estates, IL
10/07/2016 iWireless Center – Moline, IL
10/08/2016 UWM Panther Arena – Milwaukee, WI
10/09/2016 Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI
10/11/2016 Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
10/12/2016 DCU Center – Worcester, MA
10/13/2016 Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
10/14/2016 Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
10/16/2016 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ

Amon Amarth - Jomsviking - promo cover pic - 2016 - #44MO9339ILGP

AMON AMARTH will be touring in support of their recently released Jomsviking full-length. As the band’s first concept record in their storied career, Jomsviking – which was produced and mixed again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) – tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic Metal. The record landed on the global charts – including a #11 spot on the US Current Album Billboard Chart! To purchase and preview Jomsviking, visit amonamarth.com, where the record is available in various formats and the videos for “At Dawn’s First Light” and “First Kill” can be viewed.

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Critical Praise:

“Jomsviking is sure to satisfy AMON AMARTH fans old and new and sure to rip the face off of any who are not ready. 4.5/5″ – MetalSucks

“This latest venture through Norse mythology and barbaric fantasy is likely to go down as an instant fan favorite.8.5/10” – Blabbermouth

“After all the best axes are still being forged by the master!” – Metal Hammer (Germany)

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AMON AMARTH:
Johan Hegg – vocals
Ted Lundstrom – bass
Johan Soderberg – guitar
Olavi Mikkonen – guitar

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For more info on AMON AMARTH:

http://www.amonamarth.com

http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth

http://www.twitter.com/amonamarthband

http://www.instagram.com/amonamarth

http://www.youtube.com/AmonAmarthOfficial

Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KRYPTOS “Burn Up The Night” – New Studio Album Releases On September 30th In USA, via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 17, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Kryptos - Burn Up The Night - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO9966ILMFNSO

From AFM Records:

“Burn Up The Night”, out on September 23rd (EU) / September 30th (US), is the fourth album by KRYPTOS, featuring amazing 80’s throwback cover art by Mattias Frisk, renowned for his stunning work with occult rockers Ghost. 
”Burn Up The Night” is the ultimate sound of battle jackets, spikes and leather. It’s old school or no school!

 First song of the new album below!

KRYPTOS – Full Throttle

Pre order the album here:

Itunes:

http://smarturl.it/Kryptos_iTunes

AFM Shop:

http://shop.afm-records.de/…/kryptos-burn-up-the-night-en.h…

Kryptos - Burn Up The Night - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO9966ILMFNSO

KRYPTOS – TOUR DATES:

2016-07-28 DE Brandenhörner Kirchen, Headbanger’s Open Air
2016-07-31 DE Hamburg, Wacken Open Air Warm Up Party
2016-08-03 DE Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
2016-08-04 DE München, Free and Easy Festival
2016-08-05 DE Marburg, Marburg Kulturshock
2016-08-07 DE Köln, RheinRiot Festival
2016-08-08 CH Pratteln, Z7
2016-08-10 DE Cham, LA
2016-08-13 DE Leidersbach, Sam’s Hard’n Heavy Open Air

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Source:

AFM Records - logo - white background - 2015 - #MOGNALS

http://www.afm-records.de

Kryptos – Facebook

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KRYPTOS.

KRYPTOS KICKS F’N METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IRON MASK – To Release New Album “Diabolica” On September 23rd!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 17, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

IRON MASK - Diabolica - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO999ILMFN

Belgian Melodic Power Metal band IRON MASK is right now putting finishing touches on their brand new album, titled “Diabolica”, which is scheduled for a September 23rd release, via AFM Records.

The following is from the IRON MASK Facebook and written by Dushan Petrossi – guitarist, lyricist, songwriter and writer of orchestral arrangements for IRON MASK:

I am happy and eager to present to you: “Diabolica ‘s line -up”.
 The sixth Iron Mask album, where I, as always, gave it my all to create something that pleases the fans, that I am proud to call my art. 
It is with great honour that I present to you the band!

First of all, 
On bass, the deep sound with a precise hand, Vassili Moltchanov.
 On drums, Heartbeat of the band, the great stick-spinning Master of Groove, Ramy Ali.
 On guitars, orchestration and all music composing and lyrics, yours truly…

Last but not least, for vocals I have worked together with Diego Valdez from Argentina (Electronomicon, Helker). 
After a long search and life twisting events, the band and I decided that only him could give these new songs justice, a new era and a bright future has just began.
 His passion and sound give an extra dimension to the soul of every single song.
 Working with him is a real joy on a high professional and artistic level.
 His voice is in perfect harmony with my music, just as his personality is with mine.

We all hope you enjoy every note on this album.
Keep on rocking, because we do it all for you!

Iron Mask - promo band pic - #00999ILMFMO

Source:

AFM Records - logo - white background - 2015 - #MOGNALS

http://www.afm-records.de

Iron Mask – Facebook

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON MASK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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