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WO FAT – TO TOUR IN JUNE!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , on May 18, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

WO FAT is pleased to announce that they will be embarking on a tour of the Eastern United States this June. The tour will consist of 8 dates and will culminate with the band’s appearance at Maryland Doomfest.

The band commented:  “We’re stoked to be doing this short tour with our fellow Texas rockers, The Well. We don’t do a whole lot of US touring so this is a special thing for us.We’re excited to be hitting some places that we’ve never played before  and of course, we’re honoured to be included in the killer Maryland Doomfest lineup.”

All dates are in support of their album Midnight Cometh which was released in 2016.

Order Midnight Cometh on CD/Digital formats here: https://wofat.bandcamp.com/​

Tour Dates:

6-17 Oklahoma City – Blue Note
6.18 Kansas City – Riot Room
6.19 Chicago – Reggie’s
6.20 Indianapolis – Taps Live
6.21 Cincinnati – Northside Yacht Club
6.22 Philadelphia – Kung Fu Necktie
6.23 Brooklyn – Bar Matchless
6.24 Frederick, MD – Maryland Doomfest

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE WO FAT.

Stone.

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HE WHOSE OX IS GORED – Ethereal Progressive Sludge Collective To Release “Paralyzer” Seven-Inch; First Ever Video Revealed + Tour With Samothrace Draws Near

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on May 16, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Ethereal Sludge unit HE WHOSE OX IS GORED will unleash their brand new “Paralyzer” seven-inch this weekend via Chain Letter Collective and the band’s own label Void Assault Records.

Captured by renowned producer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, L7, High On Fire, Zeke etc.) at Avast! Recording Studio (Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Earth, Supersuckers etc.), “Paralyzer” was recorded as part of a Converse Rubber Tracks session and includes two previously released tracks — “Buried Twice” and “Void Assault” from the band’s critically lauded Rumors EP — remixed by their cohorts in Seattle’s Newaxeyes.

“The ‘Paralyzer’ seven-inch started as a great opportunity presented to us by Converse Rubber Tracks and Jack Endino,” HE WHOSE OX IS GORED comments. “We also wanted to find a way to work with our friends in Newaxeyes and a seven-inch came to mind. When Ben and Heather Heywood of Los Angeles’ Chain Letter Collective came on board, it created an opportunity for us to bring it all together.”

“Paralyzer” will see official release on June 16th but will be available this Sunday, May 14th at the band’s special show with Conan, North, and Serial Hawk at Highline on their home turf of Seattle as part of the venue’s seven-year anniversary series. The seven-inch will also be available throughout HE WHOSE OX IS GORED‘s US tour with Samothrace from May 17th through June 10th. The trek includes performances with Void Omina, Noothgrush, and Graves At Sea on select dates. See all confirmed shows below.

In celebration of its release, today the band is pleased to unveil the visual accompaniment to “Paralyzer” (their first-ever video) at THIS LOCATION.

Listen to HE WHOSE OX IS GORED at their Bandcamp page HERE.

HE WHOSE OX IS GORED:
5/14/2017 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Conan, North, Serial Hawk [info]
w/ Samothrace:
5/17/2017 Back Alley Pub – Great Falls, MT
5/19/2017 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
5/20/2017 The Reverie – Minneapolis, MN
5/21/2017 Reggies Joint – Chicago, IL
5/22/2017 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
5/23/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/24/2017 Black Forge – Pittsburgh, PA
5/25/2017 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD
5/26/2017 Club 529 – Atlanta, GA
5/27/2017 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
5/28/2017 Rudyards – Houston, TX
5/29/2017 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
5/31/2017 Three Links – Dallas, TX
6/01/2017 89th St. – Oklahoma City, OK
6/02/2017 71 Grind Festival – Colorado Springs, CO
6/03/2017 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
6/04/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
8/05/2017 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
6/06/2017 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
6/07/2017 Hotel Congress – Tucson, AZ
6/08/2017 Complex – Los Angeles, CA w/ Void Omina
6/09/2017 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA w/ Void Omina
6/10/2017 Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA w/ Void Omina, Noothgrush, Graves At Sea
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“…The combination between monolithic sludge and doom, complex post-hardcore nuances and colorful shoegaze elements would seem ludicrous on paper. But HE WHOSE OX IS GORED pull off this heterogeneous style with confidence and finesse.” – New Noise Magazine

“…these guys understand the significance of an intense ebb and flow, and that clearly makes for beautiful, engaging music.” – Last Rites

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.hewhoseoxisgored.com
http://www.facebook.com/hewhoseoxisgoredseattle

http://www.chainlettercollective.com/chain-letter

http://www.facebook.com/voidassaultrecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HE WHOSE OX IS GORED.

Stone.

ICED EARTH “Incorruptible” – New Studio Album Releases On June 16th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 3, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Album cover artwork by David Newman-Stump and Roy Young.

Whoa! Look at that album artwork above! That’s 100% Metal. Bravo to the two artists named at the top of this post; a Metal job well done! Once again, Set Abominae is featured on this new ICED EARTH album cover and after so many years, this mascot has quietly become rather iconic within the world of Metal, in my Metal opinion.

Yes, I will be buying this new ICED EARTH album. It releases on June 16th. Most probably I’ll buy the CD and hopefully scrape up the cash for a vinyl purchase too. Seriously, this is an album (based on its artwork alone) that must be owned on vinyl! I’ve never seen ICED EARTH in concert and they are on my very long bucket list of bands to see. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Incorruptible – Track Listing:

Great Heathen Army

Black Flag

Raven Wing

The Veil

Seven Headed Whore

The Relic (Part 1)

Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors)

Brothers

Defiance

Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)

Pre-orders for Incorruptible are up now worldwide for ‘Incorruptible’ right here:
http://smarturl.it/INCORRUPTIBLE

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – “Legacy Of The Beast” Video Game Receives Award Nomination – “The Number Of The Beast” Single Turns 35!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , on April 26, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by on the Iron Maiden facebook:

Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast has been nominated for ‘Best Game’ at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods!

Maiden fans – Go and do what you do best & show your support:

https://goo.gl/rDs34T

Also, on this date in IRON MAIDEN HISTORY:

The Number Of The Beast single was released on this date, 35 years ago! Metal be thy name!

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

Stone.

JAMMING WITH WATERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS: JAMMING FOR A CAUSE

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 3, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Vancouver, BC / Miami, FL / Hannover, Germany – March 3, 2017

Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise set sail
February 2-6, 2017, marking the seventh consecutive sellout for 70000TONS OF METAL™. Priding themselves as being an International Heavy Metal Family at Sea, 70000TONS OF METAL™ 2017 sailed with Metalheads from an astounding 74 different countries who enjoyed a luxury Caribbean cruise leaving from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Labadee, Haiti and back.

With 61 acts representing practically every genre of Metal, playing 123
shows across 4 stages, 70000TONS OF METAL™ has been noted as the biggest and best Heavy Metal Cruise, with one of the highlights being Jamming With Waters In International Waters. Hosted by Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR, the official 70000TONS OF METAL™ All Star Jam once again wrote a new chapter in Heavy Metal History when a spectacular lineup of the musicians on board 70000TONS OF METAL™ 2017 teamed up to perform classic Metal Anthems!

Prior to sailing there was a lot of online discussion amongst Sailors about
what they could do to provide aid to those in need in Haiti, which inspired
the crew at 70000TONS OF METAL™ to make their own contribution – they will be auctioning off a very unique Michael Schenker 2004 model Dean Guitar, which was signed by the world-class artists who participated in the jam:

Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE), Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), Jeff Waters / Fabio Alessandrini / Rich Hinks / Aaron Homma (ANNIHILATOR), Charlie Benante / Frank Bello / Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Ben Ash (CARCASS), Mark Osegueda / Will Carroll (DEATH ANGEL), Lisa Cuthbert (DRACONIAN), Jon Gallagher (DYING FETUS), Van Williams (GHOST SHIP, OCTAVIUS), Axel Ritt (GRAVE DIGGER), Bobby Blitz (OVERKILL), Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY), Fabio D’Amore (SERENITY), Rich Ward (STUCK MOJO), Alex Skolnick / Steve DiGiorgio / Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT), Thomas Vikström / Linnéa Vikström (THERION), Russ Bergquist (TOUCH THE SUN), and Steven Wussow / Philip Restemeier (XANDRIA).

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All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the people of Haiti via Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a nongovernmental, nonsectarian, and not-for- profit humanitarian aid organization with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies by delivering medicines and medical supplies to people in all 50 U.S. states and in 80 countries. Since 2010, Direct Relief has provided over $204 million in critically needed medical aid to over 200 healthcare facilities and
organizations caring for Haiti’s most vulnerable communities. For more
information about Direct Relief please visit www.directrelief.org.

The 70000TONS OF METAL™ Dean Guitar Auction for Haiti will begin March 5, 2017 at 2PM Eastern time, running until March 12 at 3PM Eastern time – From Europe this is 20:00 CET, or 19:00 GMT.

For more information and to submit your bid, please visit this location:
http://70000tons.com/lists/lt.php?id=Z0sFB00FCgJLAwpQB10

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GHOST SEASON – Debut Album “Like Stars In A Neon Sky” Out 1/27 On Pavement Entertainment

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 14, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Athens-based Alternative Metal band GHOST SEASON will release its debut album, Like Stars In a Neon Sky, on January 27 via Pavement Entertainment.

The album was co-produced by vocalist J.Loren Wince, from alt-rockers HURT.

“This is what we were waiting for,” said bassist Dorian Gates. “Over the last year we have put our hard work to make this album get to you. And we are blessed and honored to have by our side J Loren from Hurt and the guys at Pavement Entertainment.”

Guitarist Nick Christolis adds: “We blended in our music all of our influences: old meets new, classic meets modern. Thoughts turn into music, music becomes food for thought.”

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The twelve-track beast follows the band’s 2014 EP Ghosts Like Her and includes the single “Break My Chains,” which was released in December 2015. Like Stars in a Neon Sky also features an adrenalized rendition of Savage Garden’s pop hit “Break Me Shake Me.”

Revolver Magazine will help give GHOST SEASON a proper introduction to Metal fans with the exclusive premiere of the video for “Fade Away,” set to post on the album’s January 27 release date.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

www.ghostseason.com

www.facebook.com/GhostSeasonMusic

Twitter: @GhostSeasonBand

Instagram: @ghostseasonmusic

www.pavementmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GHOST SEASON.

Stone.

VADER And IMMOLATION Confirmed For BRISTOL DEATHFEST! April 15th & 16th Of 2017

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on November 7, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Vader & Immolation will now be co-headlining Bristol Deathfest on Saturday night whilst Hour of Penance and Defeated Sanity will co-headline Sunday night of the festival.

After releasing their eleventh brand new studio album The Empire through Nuclear Blast (on 4th November 2016) Vader confirm they will be co-headlining the first night of Bristol Deathfest alongside American titans, Immolation. Original Saturday headliners, Defeated Sanity will now co-headline Sunday night together with Hour of Penance. British lads, Ancient Ascendant have also been added and Dutch Abrupt Demise will make their first ever UK appearance at Bristol Deathfest.

The latest additions have secured Bristol Deathfest as one of the must attend events for any fan of death metal in the UK next year. Almost every band performing has released a new album in 2016 or will have new releases ready in 2017. Bristol Deathfest is the only place to see Hour of Penance, Defeated Sanity, Nader Sadek, Kraanium, Cytotoxin, Epicardiectomy, and Abrupt Demise in the UK next year.

Defeated Sanity will be performing the Disposal of the Dead EP in it’s entirety before Hour of Penance perform songs from their upcoming album Cast the First Stone and close the festival. Nader Sadek will be performing a special exclusive show at Bristol Deathfest which will feature Derek Roddy (ex-Hate Eternal/Nile, Serpents Rise), Destructhor (Myrkskog, ex-Morbid Angel/Zyklon), George Maier (Pestilence), Sarah Jezebel Deva (ex-Cradle of Filth/Therion) and Mahmud Gecekusu (Perversion).

Full Line-Up:
Vader (Poland)
Immolation (USA)
Hour of Penance (Italy) *
Defeated Sanity (Germany/USA) *
Nader Sadek (Egypt/USA/Norway/Germany/UK/UAE) */**

Dyscarnate (UK)
Kraanium (Norway/UK/Russia) *
Cytotoxin (Germany) *
Man Must Die (UK)
Epicardiectomy (Czech Republic) *
Ancient Ascendant (UK)
Necrosis (UK)
Scordatura (UK)
Abrupt Demise (Netherlands) */**
Body Harvest (UK)
Ascaris (UK)

* = Only UK appearance of 2017 ** = Debut UK appearance

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

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