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COBALT – To Kick Off North American Tour Next Week

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on August 24, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Progressive apocalyptic wasteland Metal duo COBALT will kick off their long-anticipated North American tour next week. Slated to commence on September 1st in Seattle, Washington and run through September 24th in Denver, Colorado, the Slow Forever Tour 2016 includes an appearance at Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina and Basilica SoundScape in Hudson, New York as well as a special performance with Wolves In The Throne Room in Washington, DC. Support will be provided by Germany’s infernal Metal duo, Mantar.

COBALT w/ Mantar:
9/01/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
9/02/2016 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR
9/03/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
9/04/2016 The Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
9/05/2016 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
9/07/2016 Mohawk – Austin, TX
9/09/2016 Hopscotch Fest – Raleigh, NC **
9/10/2016 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/11/2016 The East Room – Nashville, TN
9/13/2016 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
9/14/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/15/2016 DC9 – Washington, DC w/ Wolves In The Throne Room **
9/16/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/17/2016 Basilica SoundScape – Hudson, NY **
9/18/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
9/19/2016 The Garrison – Toronto, ON
9/20/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI
9/21/2016 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
9/22/2016 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
9/23/2016 Riot Room – Kansas City, MI
9/24/2016 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
** COBALT only

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COBALT features multi-instrumentalist/mastermind Erik Wunder and new vocalist Charlie Fell (ex-Lord Mantis). The pair will be touring in support of their Slow Forever full-length, released this past March on CD, LP, and digitally via Profound Lore Records. Pitchfork named the record the band’s, “best-ever,” and, “as accessible as it is aggressive, with magnetic hooks, shout-along mantras, and sparkling riffs.” Spin noted, “Slow was born of isolation and betrayal, but it’s music that was meant for concert halls COBALT deserve to fill; music that rewards both introspection and reveling in like-minded rapture.”

Stereogum gushed, “Slow Forever works because its way vaster and meaner and more monolithic than almost any album I’ve heard in recent years. It’s not an album that does things. It simply is. If you listen to it in the right frame of mind, it creates this whole visceral hell-world inside your head, and you can just go fold in on yourself and live there.” Added Metal Injection, “Slow Forever is a commanding and magisterial composition. It stands as a frame of reference for great Metal much like its predecessor and transcends the hitches and missteps that COBALT has dealt with in the space between albums… a massively rewarding experience to digest and rife with some of COBALT‘s greatest individual moments.”

Source: Earsplit PR

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ARMORED SAINT – Announces Performance At Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Kick-Off Party With Havok, Exmortus And Thrown Into Exile

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

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Currently on tour in Europe, ARMORED SAINT will make a special appearance in the US this Fall at the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest kick-off party, which is exclusively for campers at this double-header music and lifestyle weekend.

The September 23rd pre-festival concert will give campers early access to the campsite, allowing them time to prepare for a night of performances from ARMORED SAINT, Havok, Exmortus and Thrown Into Exile. For tickets and more information, please visit: and See below for all upcoming ARMORED SAINT tour dates!

7/29/2016 Saarmageddon @ Messegelande – Saarbrucken, DE
7/30/2016 Nord Open Air – Essen, DE
9/23/2016 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Kick-Off Party – San Bernardino, CA
10/8/2016 Loud Park Festival – Tokyo, JP
ARMORED SAINT w/ Queensrÿche, Midnight Eternal:
11/15/2016 Showbox At The Market – Seattle, WA
11/16/2016 Ace Of Spaces – Sacramento, CA
11/18/2016 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/22/2016 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
11/23/2016 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
11/25/2016 Clicks – Tyler, TX
11/26/2016 Trees – Dallas, TX
11/29/2016 Mavericks at the Landing – Jacksonville, FL
11/30/2016 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
12/01/2016 The Cuban Club – Tampa, FL
12/02/2016 The Music Farm – Charleston, SC
12/03/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12/04/2016 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
12/06/2016 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
12/07/2016 Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
12/08/2016 Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI
12/09/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
12/11/2016 Limelight – Peoria, IL
12/13/2016 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
12/14/2016 Kanza Hall – Overland Park, KS
12/15/2016 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

ARMORED SAINT brings together five masters of Metal – frontman John Bush, bassist Joey Vera, guitarist Phil Sandoval, drummer Gonzo Sandoval, and guitarist Jeff Duncan – that combine to forge one of the genre’s most criminally unsung forces. Their latest full-length, Win Hands Down, debuted at #71 on the Billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart during its first week of release, and also earned an impressive #33 on the German Top 100 albums charts. To purchase and preview Win Hands Down, visit:


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NIGHTLAND – Announces Their “Obsession Over Europe Live 2016 Tour” – Dates, Venues And Cities

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

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NIGHTLAND – Pesaro, Italy’s Symphonic Death Metal group NIGHTLAND have announced their Obsession Over Europe Live 2016 Tour. Check out the dates, venues and cities on the tour flyer above! Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone


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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


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

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Horror Metal act RABID ASSASSIN have been on hiatus due the horrific accident founder/guitarist Thane Farace suffered earlier this year. But that hasn’t kept them from working behind the scenes. The band is currently working on their next release titled ‘All Rise’ and have scheduled their first comeback show for July 16th in Laurelton, Pennsylvania. The band has taken their look and sound to the next level including adding drummer Todd Stansfield as well as a fifth member for their theatrical stage show known as Jesseca Rabid.

Both Thane and Jesseca both star in Creepy Crawl Entertainment Horror Films which also features music by RABID ASSASSIN. Stay tunes for more inf on RABID ASSASSIN and visit!



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WARFATHER – Announces Artwork And Track List For “The Grey Eminence”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on June 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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WARFATHER has released the artwork and track listing for forthcoming sophomore album The Grey Eminence. The album will be released September 16 on Greyhaze Records. Pre-order it at this location.

Featuring Steve Tucker (MORBID ANGEL), WARFATHER‘s highly anticipated follow-up to debut album Orchestrating the Apocalypse, was produced by Death Metal icon and studio wizard Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL).

The collaboration marks the first time Tucker and Rutan have worked together since MORBID ANGEL’s Gateways to Annihilation. Tucker had this to say about the results:

“I am extremely excited for the release of The Grey Eminence. I feel that this album is one of the best things that I have ever been a part of! Erik Rutan did an amazing job on the production and the songs speak for themselves!” 

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 Above: Steve Tucker

Producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL) added:

“Recording with Steve and the guys on the new Warfather album has been fantastic! It has been a blast to be working on this monster album in the studio once again with my great friend and former band mate. The songs are heavy as hell and just outright awesome. We have some great tones and performances.”

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The Grey Eminence – Track List:

1. Orders of the Horde
2. Headless Mean Can No Longer Speak
3. Judgement, The Hammer
4. For Glory or Infamy
5. The Dawning Inquisition
6. Heedless Servant
7. Carnage of the Pious
8. Grey Eminence
9. Fair and Final Warning

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Source: ClawHammer PR





Finnish Industrial Metal Unit KING SATAN – Release “Psygnosis” Music Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music videos, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Finnish Industrial Metal/EBM Group KING SATAN have released the official video for new single “Psygnosis.” The video was directed, written and produced by the band’s mastermind/vocalist Aleister Von Satan himself. Check it out at or below:

The single will be included on the band’s upcoming debut album, which will be released later in 2016 on Saturnal Records.

KING SATAN is an industrial metal / EBM band from Tampere, Finland, founded in 2015 by Aleister Von Satan (a.k.a. fra. Zetekh, also mastermind of occult Black Metal band Saturnian Mist). KING SATAN combines influences from a wide range of Extreme Metal, Electro-Industrial and even Hard Rock. Musically, the band is about complete defiance – not only towards the boundaries and conventions of Metal and Electro Music but also the status quo of spiritual life and mental status of modern world. Nothing is sacred and no stone shall be left unturned.

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KING SATAN‘s first promo titled We are King Satan and we Fuck the World (2015) was recorded in autumn 2015 and released in December 2015 together with a music video single from the demo titled Enter Black Fire (2015). The video was directed by ALEISTER VON SATAN himself. The CD edition of the demo sold out fast and KING SATAN were going through a period of finding an established line-up for the sake of performing live, which meant that  a lot of people came and went before the line-up was settled. DJ SHEMHAMFORASH (a.k.a. fra. Ptahaz, also known from Saturnian Mist) was already in the band during the time of the first demo and handled guitars, synths and DJ responsibilities live, while B.B. KILL found himself as a guitarist and KATE BOSS as a bassist and a dancer.

Due to the success of the demo KING SATAN started working almost immediately on the debut full-length album in March 2016 and the first live shows were confirmed quickly. The first live appearance will take place August 2016 at the SAARIHELVETTI FESTIVAL, Tampere, Finland, where the band will share the stage with such names as Turmion Kätilöt and Shining, while the second show will take a place at the extravagant GOTHIC FEST in SOFIA at Sofia, Bulgaria on October 29, 2016.

Source: ClawHammer PR

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