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JUDAS PRIEST “Point Of Entry” – Takes Me Back To Those Early Metal Years

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , on April 17, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Judas Priest - Point Of Entry - promo cover pic

JUDAS PRIEST – I can remember like it was yesterday, my discovery of the iconic Judas Priest. My first Judas Priest vinyl purchase was 1982’s Screaming For Vengeance and my second Judas Priest vinyl grab was 1980’s British Steel. I was simply mesmerized by the powerful sound that was flooding into my teenage senses from these NWOBHM titans.

Back in 1982, I recall never hearing such strong and exciting music like this before. I was blown away by Judas Priest and wanted every album they had made. The vocals of Rob Halford went right through me, as if I was hit by a speeding train while I kept pleading for more. The duo guitars of Glenn Tipton and K. K. Downing left me awestruck, along with the bass of Ian Hill and drumming from Dave Holland. There was no other band like Judas Priest, during those early 80’s. I say bullshit to anyone who disagrees; there just wasn’t and it remains that way to this day.

This same magical year I bought 1981’s “Point Of Entry” on vinyl as well. My vinyl album cover art was the original shown at the top of this post. I no longer have the vinyl; the CD is in my collection though. My 2 favorite songs from this classic are “Heading Out To The Highway” and “Hot Rockin’”. If you wanna revisit some real cheesiness from those early 80s, just check out the music video for “Hot Rockin’” in your spare time; it does the song zero justice.

As a whole, “Point Of Entry” is not better than any preceding Judas Priest albums, in my Metal opinion. With that said, I dig this album much more than I dig “Turbo” or “Nostradamus”. “Point Of Entry” was never going to be looked upon as a killer follow-up to the breathtaking “British Steel”; yet it still is a formidable slab of Metal history that survived a dynamic era of eclectic and pop dominated mainstream music charts.

Metal be thy name. Stone.

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – Announces Final Shows For The Legacy Of The Beast Tour 2019

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 15, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

IRON MAIDEN – The final shows of the Legacy Of The Beast Tour 2019 have been announced!

BRAZIL:
Sao Paulo – Oct 6th
Porto Alegre – Oct 9th

General sale – 29th May
Fan Club pre-sale – 24th May

Source: Iron Maiden

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

IRON MAIDEN – “No Prayer For The Dying” – Revisiting This 1990 Metal Classic

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

I remember buying No Prayer For The Dying back in 1990. I thought it was so cool that this (now classic) album was releasing in October, the season of Halloween. This album now forever reminds me of Haloween too. Can you dig it? I bought the cassette version first and upgraded to CD some years later.

I still have the same CD (with the original cover art and not the bogus edited version) and just recently sold the cassette. Amazing I had the same cassette all these decades. Unreal. As for the album’s songs, I have my favorites: Tailgunner, Holy Smoke, No Prayer For The Dying, Hooks In You and Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter. “Holy Smoke… Smells Good”… I love that stuff.

I believe this IRON MAIDEN album doesn’t get the full credit it so deserves. In my Metal opinion, when I look at the Bruce Dickinson era of IRON MAIDEN, this album kicks more Metal ass than Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and The Final Frontier. Sure, Adrian Smith left the band and Janick Gers came on board with the production of this album; does it really freaking matter after all these years? Both guitarists are living legends, to this Metal maniac. What’s fabulous about this album is the songs are very much written like those of their 80’s classics; with no eleven minute over progressive baloney.

Bruce Dickinson sounds so superb on this album, per usual. Bruce truly shows his range on Public Enema Number One; just another memorable song on this album for me. I honestly listened to the cassette version of this album in my car, so many times, it’s nothing short of amazing. Without a trace of doubt, I have never grown tired of No Prayer For The Dying. This release is a MUST for any new IRON MAIDEN fans out there and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. The only reason this album didn’t get it’s just due is for the year of its release. I believe if this album was released in 1987 or 1988 it would be regarded as highly as Somewhere In Time. Just saying. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Martin “The Bishop” Birch produced, engineered and mixed No Prayer For The Dying. This album was released via Epic. The iconic artist Derek Riggs created the incredible album cover.

IRON MAIDEN: Bruce Dickinson (vocals), Dave Murray (guitar), Janick Gers (guitar), Steve Harris (bass) and Nicko McBrain on drums.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

DIAMOND HEAD – New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Icons Sign Record Deal With Silver Lining Music; Upcoming Album “The Coffin Train” Set For Release May 24th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 27, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD are thrilled to announce they have signed a worldwide record deal with international label Silver Lining Music.

Comments the band, “We’re delighted to be bringing the DIAMOND HEAD lightning to our new family at Silver Lining Music and honored to be standing alongside a stable of established international talent, which includes such legends as Saxon, Europe, and Motörhead. This is the start of an exciting journey and we can’t wait to share it with you all.”

Adds Silver Lining Music,”We are beyond psyched to announce that we have struck legendary heavy metal gold by signing DIAMOND HEAD to the Silver Lining Music roster. The blend of Brian Tatler’s legendary chops with the exciting new visions of Rasmus Bom Andersen are electric indeed, and we look forward to the world discovering that for themselves with DIAMOND HEAD‘s forthcoming new album The Coffin Train, out on May 24th, 2019. We are proud to offer you the chance to catch a ride on this train, so be sure to buy a ticket and get on board fast!”

Formed in 1976 under the riff-rolling leadership of guitarist Brian Tatler, DIAMOND HEAD would quickly establish themselves as a vanguard of the exploding New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene. With their genre-defining debut album Lightning To The Nations, DIAMOND HEAD has influenced and opened gates for many metal bands.

DIAMOND HEAD will be touring Europe for most of 2019 and are confirmed on the lineup of two very special UK shows with NWOBHM giants, Saxon, which will take place on October 19th at the iconic Hammersmith in London and October 20th at the O2 Apollo in Manchester.

DIAMOND HEAD – LIVE:

9/21/2019 Hellfest – Clisson, FR

7/25-28/2019 Camp Bestival – East Lulworth, UK

7/25-27/2019 Rock & Blues Festival – Cambridge, UK

8/24/2019 Stonedeaf Festival – Newark, UK

10/19/2019 Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK w/ Saxon

10/20/2019 O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK w/ Saxon

11/07-10/2019 Hard Rock Hell Festival – Great Yarmouth, UK

11/29/2019 Winter Storm – Troon, UK

DIAMOND HEAD:

Brian Tatler – lead/rhythm guitars

Rasmus Bom Andersen – vocals

Karl Wilcox – drums

Andy “Abbz” Abberley – rhythm/lead guitars

Dean Ashton – bass, backing vocals

BAND INFO:

http://www.diamondheadofficial.com

http://www.facebook.com/DiamondHeadOfficial

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DIAMOND HEAD.

STONE.

IRON MAIDEN – Legacy Of The Beast Tour 2019 Dates Announced!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 16, 2018 by Metal Odyssey


July 2019
18 – Sunrise, FL, USA – BB&T Center
20 – Atlanta, GA, USA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

22 – Charlotte, NC, USA – PNC Music Pavilion
24 – Washington DC, USA – Jiffy Lube Live
26 – Brooklyn, NY, USA – Barclays Center
30 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – Wells Fargo Center

August 2019
01 -Boston, MA, USA – Xfinity Center
03 – Hartford, CT, USA – Xfinity Theatre
05 – Montreal, QC, CANADA – Bell Centre
07 – Quebec, QC, CANADA – Videotron Centre
09 – Toronto, ON, CANADA – Budweiser Stage
10 – Toronto, ON, CANADA – Budweiser Stage
13 – Buffalo, NY, USA – KeyBank Center
15 – Cincinnati, OH, USA – Riverbend Music Center
17 – Pittsburgh, PA, USA – PPG Paints Arena
19 – Nashville, TN, USA – Bridgestone Arena
22 – Chicago, IL, USA – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
24 – Indianapolis, IN, USA – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

26 – St Paul, MN, USA – Xcel Energy Center
28 – Winnipeg, MB, CANADA – Bell MTS Place
30 – Edmonton, AB, CANADA – Rogers Place
31 – Calgary, AB, CANADA – Scotiabank Saddledome

September 2019

03 – Vancouver, BC, CANADA – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

05 – Tacoma, WA, USA – Tacoma Dome
06 – Portland, OR, USA – Moda Center
09 – Sacramento, CA, USA – Golden 1 Center
10 – Oakland, CA, USA – Oracle Arena
13 – Las Vegas, NV, USA – MGM Grand Garden Arena
14 – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Banc of California Stadium
17 – Phoenix, AZ, USA – Talking Stick Resort Arena
19 – Albuquerque, NM, USA – Isleta Amphitheater
21 – Dallas, TX, USA – Dos Equis Pavilion
22 – Houston, TX, USA – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

25 – San Antonio, TX, USA – AT&T Center
29 – Mexico City, MEXICO – Sports Palace

October 2019
04 – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL – Rock In Rio
12 – Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – Velez Sarsfield Stadium
15 – Santiago, CHILE – Estadio Nacional

No further countries will be added to above touring schedule.

On-sale from Nov 16th
Pre-sale from Nov 12th

Support on the 2019 tour comes from The Raven Age

Additionally, Fozzy will be Guests for the Banc of California Stadium show in LA

Play the game that inspired the tour – http://irnmdn.co/game

Source: Iron Maiden

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

IRON MAIDEN – Remastered Studio Album Discography In Digipak Begins Release On November 16th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 13, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Source: https://ironmaiden.com/the-band

MAIDEN’S ACCLAIMED REMASTERS GET THE CD DIGIPAK TREATMENT

Parlophone Records (BMG in the US) will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with The Studio Collection – Remastered, covering the band’s sixteen-strong studio albums across their career to date.

Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered will be released on the Digipak CD format, with the track listing matching the original UK releases. The recordings are taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums will be released chronologically in batches of four, across a nine month period superseding the previously available studio catalogue and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms. As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the November 16th batch, this will be The Number Of The Beast.

Maiden founder member and bassist Steve Harris says, “We’ve wanted to revisit these for a long time and I was delighted with the remastering we did in 2015. I thought it was the best that our albums have ever sounded and it was only right that we made them available on CD now too.”

All four albums in this first batch are available for pre-order now!

1st batch: November 16th

Iron Maiden / Killers / The Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors box set edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind

2nd batch: Feb 2019

Powerslave / Somewhere In Time (standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son / No Prayer For The Dying

3rd batch April 2019

Fear Of The Dark (standard/collectors) / The X Factor / Virtual XI / Brave New World

4th batch June 2019

Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death (standard/collectors) / The Final Frontier / The Book Of Souls*

*not remastered but appearing in Digipak for the first time

IRON MAIDEN recently completed the first leg of their Legacy Of The Beast tour, playing sold-out stadium, arena and headline festival shows across Europe to over 750,000 fans. The tour, which was hailed by fans and media alike as the must-see show of the summer, will continue into 2019 with a headline show at Brazil’s Rock In Rio festival recently announced and more dates to follow.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

On This Day In IRON MAIDEN History – October 11th…

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 11, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

On October 11th, 1982IRON MAIDEN performed at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York, USA. This was during The Beast On The Road Tour.

On October 11th, 1986IRON MAIDEN performed at The Apollo Theatre in Manchester, UK. This was the Somewhere On Tour; in support of the Somewhere In Time album.

On October 11th, 1990IRON MAIDEN played at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, UK. This was a stop on the No Prayer On The Road Tour, in support of their studio album: No Prayer For The Dying.

Source for all above info: https://ironmaiden.com/

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

SATAN – Signs With Metal Blade Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on April 25, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

photo by Stefan Rosic

From Metal Blade Records:

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of long-time running NWOBHM legends Satan (Band) to its roster.

The heavy metal quintet has signed a multiple album deal with Metal Blade and has just finished recordings for their tentative new album to be released during the second half of 2018!

Comments Satan: “Metal Blade is part of Satan’s past and we are super excited for it to be part of our future. It seems so fitting, it’s hard to imagine another label that could give us a better platform for our music today.”

While standard bearers of the NWOBHM movement and responsible for ’83’s seminal Court In the Act and ’87’s Suspended Sentence, with their tentative new album Satan make it abundantly clear that in 2018 they are not interested in simply capitalizing on past glories. Comprised of 10 tracks of searing metal, it is blatantly and profoundly the work of the Newcastle upon Tyne natives at their very best, infusing their signature sound with a more raw, wild and spontaneous vibe than they showcased on 2015’s mighty Atom By Atom, in the process displaying more passion and energy than slews of bands half their age.

Having reunited in 2012 and returned to touring duty, Satan – comprised of six-stringers Russ Tippins and Steve Ramsey, bassist Graeme English, drummer Sean Taylor and vocalist Brian Ross – once more proved their collective mettle with 2013’s Life Sentence and follow-up Atom By Atom; both records critically acclaimed and maintaining the high standards of their earlier releases. With such a powerful collection in their hands the band were unsurprisingly eager to take it on the road, and they once again had successful tours and festival runs in Europe, North America and South America, culminating with a slot opening for Pentagram in Helsinki, which Tippins counts as a true honor.

Satan will unleash their latest batch of classical Heavy Metal songs in the second half of 2018. Be prepared for one of the best Metal albums of the year and stay tuned for more information about it!

Satan online:
http://www.satanmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/officialsatanpage
https://twitter.com/SatanUK

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

REVOLVER RELEASES FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 ISSUE FEATURING JUDAS PRIEST’S ROB HALFORD

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, magazines, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 21, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Rob Halford - Revolver Cover Feature - Feb - March - 2018 - #333MO745ILMG

COVER STORY ACCOMPANIED BY JUDAS PRIEST X REVOLVER CAPSULE STREETWEAR COLLECTION

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Feb. 21, 2018, NEW YORK – Revolver’s February/March 2018 issue arrives on newsstands today, featuring one of hard rock’s most iconic front men, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford (https://www.revolvermag.com/music/rob-halford-judas-priests-new-album-legacy-metal-leather-pushing-boundaries).

“I remember sitting with Glenn and Richie and talking about what we wanted this record to have in it,” says Halford to Revolver writer Steve Appleford. “And we wanted to make the heaviest, most classic-feeling record that we could possibly do for 2018, representing Priest as a band that’s been around for four decades, but at the same time, bring something fresh.”

The cover story is accompanied by the release of an extremely limited-edition Revolver x Judas Priest streetwear collection. The collection, which features a hoodie and long sleeve tee, is available exclusively via revolvermag.com (https://shop.revolvermag.com/collections/judas-priest-x-revolver-collaboration).

The new issue also features interviews with Maryland hardcore act Turnstile, The Great Frog jewelry maker Imogen Lehtonen, NASA navigator Paul F. Thompson and how his early years listening to metal shaped his future, Swedish goth rockers Tribulation, a look back at Pantera’s 1991 visit to Moscow for Monsters of Rock, and an interview with shredder/berserker Zakk Wylde.

New video content available via Revolvermag.com:

* Rob Halford, Lyric Dissector – Rob Halford walks us through a line-by-line examination of “Lightning Strike,” the debut single from Judas Priest’s forthcoming record, Firepower. The iconic vocalist unpacks the metaphors that he employs to tell a story of resisting divisive, fear-based manipulation at the hands of authority figures, reveals his deep connection to these issues and explains his view of Priest’s community of “metal maniacs” as a unifying force that can help people overcome personal difficulties.

https://www.revolvermag.com/rob-halford-on-judas-priest-lightning-strike-lyrics

*Chris Gregson (Blood Wizard), Ride The Lightning – Chris Gregson discusses his passion for metal and skateboarding, and hits some of his favorite skate spots for a day of shredding with a few of his rowdiest Blood Wizard crew mates.

https://www.revolvermag.com/premium-video/culture/see-chris-gregson-and-blood-wizard-crew-skate-hard-raise-hell-stoner-riffs

*Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach interviews Baroness’ John Baizley, Flex Your Head – Killswitch Engage front man Jesse Leach interviews Baroness’ John Baizley in a discussion about overcoming tragedy, Baizley’s passion for visual art as well as music, and how Baroness evolves “outwards like from a radial point, rather than forward.”

https://www.revolvermag.com/premium-video/music/see-killswitch-engage-baroness-singers-talk-art-bus-accident-moving-forward

About Revolver:
Revolver is North America’s leading hard rock and metal media brand. Founded 17 years ago, in both print and digital, it has provided its readers with unmatched access to the biggest bands in heavy music as well as the scene’s most important up-and-comers. Artists from Black Sabbath and Nine Inch Nails to Tool and Slipknot have appeared on its cover, and Revolver was an early champion of bands including Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Gojira, Volbeat and Code Orange. In 2009, the outlet ushered in the concept of a magazine-driven awards show in North America with the Revolver music awards, which, over the ensuing years, hosted performances and appearances by Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp, Dave Grohl, Nicolas Cage, Jack Black, Dillinger Escape Plan and many more. The show aired on VH1 Classic, AXS TV and Xbox Live, and live-streamed on Facebook and Amazon.

Source:

LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

STONE.

GIRLSCHOOL – Metal Legends To Release 13th Studio Album On November 13th

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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London’s NWOBHM Legends GIRLSCHOOL are to release their 13th studio album, Guilty As Sin, on November 13th, via UDR Music. Guilty As Sin will be available in red colored vinyl gatefold album and digipack. This hotly anticipated album was produced by the great Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Witch Cross, among others).

GIRLSCHOOL’s cover song of the Bee Gees huge 70’s Disco hit, Staying Alive, ought to be very interesting, indeed! Uh, oh. “Disco” was mentioned here on Metal Odyssey. May the Metal Gods forgive us all. Metal Be Thy Name!

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GIRLSCHOOL Are:

Kim McAuliffe – Vocals and Guitar

Enid Williams – Vocals and Bass

Jackie Chambers – Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals

Denise Dufort – Drums

Girlschool - Guilty As Sin - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MN0033SS

CD:

  1. Come the Revolution
  2. Take it like a band
  3. Guilty as Sin
  4. Treasure
  5. Awkward Position
  6. Staying Alive ( Bee Gees Cover)
  7. Perfect Storm
  8. Painful
  9. Night Before
  10. Everybody Loves (Saturday Night)
  11. Coming your Way* BONUS*
  12. Tonight BONUS

* only available on limited edition and digital album

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Vinyl:

Side A:

  1. Come the Revolution
  2. Take it like a band
  3. Guilty as Sin
  4. Treasure
  5. Awkward Position

Side B:

  1. Staying Alive ( Bee Gees Cover)
  2. Perfect Storm
  3. Painful
  4. Night Before
  5. Everybody Loves (Saturday Night)
  6. Tonight ( Bonus)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GIRLSCHOOL.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – Countdown Till Release Of New Single “Speed Of Light” On Friday!!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on August 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On Friday, August 14th, the new IRON MAIDEN track in 5 years gets released: Speed Of Light.

Click link below for a song snippet! Metal Be Thy Name!

YouTube.com/ironmaiden

An exclusive Speed Of Light CD single + T-shirt box will be available only at Best Buy starting Friday!

Iron Maiden - Speed Of Light - T Shirt - Box Set - promo image - 2015 - MMSAGNSOP333

Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls - promo album banner pic - 2015 - #336MMGSSFF24

For more info on IRON MAIDEN:

http://www.ironmaiden.com/

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – Are Cover Story For New Issue Of METAL HAMMER

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Metal Hammer - Promo Cover Pic - August 2014

IRON MAIDEN – There’s mascot Eddie, once again representing the iconic IRON MAIDEN, on the cover of Metal Hammer’s newest issue! Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson are both interviewed for this cover story! Metal be thy name! This issue will be releasing next week; in the meantime, click the link below to read more:

http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-06-20/nine-things-we-learned-from-the-new-issue-of-metal-hammer

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* For more info on IRON MAIDEN:

Facebook: Iron Maiden

Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE EDDIE.

LONG LIVE METAL HAMMER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JUDAS PRIEST “Redeemer Of Souls” – Available For Pre-Order On iTunes; Album Info You NEED

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls - promo cover pic

JUDAS PRIEST – Redeemer Of Souls releases on July 14th, in the UK and on July 15th in the USA!

Redeemer of Souls is available on iTunes for pre-order now! http://ift.tt/1ggzIVy

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Crank Up Below, Redeemer Of Souls And March Of The Damned… Metal Be Thy Name!


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Stone Says: I’m 100% digging BOTH new Judas Priest songs! Just knowing that the iconic Judas Priest are still around and creating new Metal material, really makes me feel like everything is freaking okay in the Metal world. Plus, I really appreciate the kick-ass album artwork for Redeemer Of Souls too! Metal be thy name.

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Redeemer Of Souls – Track Listing:

01. Dragonaut

02. Redeemer Of Souls

03. Halls Of Valhalla

04. Sword Of Damocles

05. March Of The Damned

06. Down In Flames

07. Hell & Back

08. Cold Blooded

09. Metalizer

10. Crossfire

11. Secrets Of The Dead

12. Battle Cry

13. Beginning Of The End

Bonus tracks:

14. Snakebite

15. Tears Of Blood

16. Creatures

17. Bring It On

18. Never Forget

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* For more info on JUDAS PRIEST:

Facebook: Judas Priest

Website: http://www.JudasPriest.com/

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SATAN – Announces First U.S. Live Dates

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Satan - Live Sentence Tour 2014 - promo flyer - #1001

Legendary NWOBHM band SATAN have announced a series of live dates in the U.S. and Europe.

SATAN is a Heavy Metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s.

Their 1983 debut album, Court In The Act, is now widely acclaimed and regarded by many as the pinnacle of their career, during which the band’s line-up underwent a number of personnel changes and even changes in band name, releasing albums under the name of BLIND FURY and PARIAH, before folding in 1990. Guitarist Steve Ramsey and bassist Graeme English went on to found folk metal band SKYCLAD, while vocalist Brian Ross reformed his original band BLITZKRIEG.

SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany’s Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011’s Keep It True festival. The band performed at several european festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and even a new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of Court In The Act‘s release. Bow to your knees, SATAN was back with its new album Life Sentence, released in April 2013 on Listenable Records.

Life Sentence was featured on many a “Best Of 2013” lists, and has been heralded as one of the best comeback album of the decade.

Footage of SATAN performing “Cenotaph” at last year’s Live Evil Fest in London is now playing at this location.

Satan - classic logo - red

SATAN Live:

3/01 – Hambourg @ Hell Over Hammaburg – GER

3/08 – Santiago @ Evil Confrontation – CHILE

3/15 – Brescia @ Play it Loud – ITxs

4/05 – Helsinki @ PRKL Club – FI

Satan - Life Sentence - promo cover pic - 2013

4/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear Bar  – USA

4/12 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes – CANADA

4/13 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Rock Diner – USA

4/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie – USA

4/15 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter – USA

4/16 – Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery -USA

Satan - Life Sentence - promo cover pic - 2013

5/09 – Wuustwezel @ Puntpop – BE

5/31 – Alvesta @ Muskel Rock – SW

6/20 – Clisson @ Hellfest – FR

8/09 – Dobriach @ Sauzipf Rocks – AT

8/10 – Derbyshire @ Bloodstock open air – UK

8/30 – Bergen @ Beyond the Gates – NO

Critical Praise:

“The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback” – Metal Hammer

“With the original lineup all in place, Satan’s high-flying, expertly-phrased melody lines and riffing have returned as if reappearing, modified DeLorean-style, from the past.” – Worm Gear Zine

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 SATAN Line-up:

Brian Ross – vocals

Steve Ramsey – Guitar

Russ Tippins – Guitar

Graeme English – Bass

Sean Taylor – Drums

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SATAN:

Website: http://www.satanmusic.com

Facebook: Satan (Band)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/satanmusic_com

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LONG LIVE SATAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE NEWCASTLE UK.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – Headlining At Arras Main Square Festival In France, On July 3rd, 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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IRON MAIDEN will headline the opening night of the Arras Main Square Festival in France on July 3rd, 2014. The four-day Festival takes place between July 3rd – 6th.

For further information and details on how to buy tickets: www.mainsquarefestival.fr

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(Source: Iron Maiden Facebook page)

* For more info on IRON MAIDEN:

Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com

Facebook: Iron Maiden

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE THE NWOBHM.

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HELL – STREAM THE NEW SINGLE “THE AGE OF NEFARIOUS”

Posted in Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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HELL stream the new single from their upcoming new record Curse And Chapter, entitled The Age Of Nefarious.

Enjoy the stream on the bands Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/HELLofficial/app_208195102528120

The Age Of Nefarious will be released October 25, 2013. Coming as a 10” Vinyl in several colored versions, it will include the single track plus three live songs recorded at the Bloodstock Festival, 2013.

The bands current incarnation with Andy Sneap (guitar) and David Bower (vocals) joining original members Kev Bower (guitar and keys), Tony Speakman (bass) and Tim Bowler (drums) will release the follow-up to their highly acclaimed debut Human Remains (2011) on November 22nd 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

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The track list of The Age Of Nefarious reads as follows:

Side A:

1. The Age Of Nefarious

Side B

1. On Earth As It Is In Hell (live)

2. Blasphemy And The Master (live)

3. The Oppressors (live)

Commented guitarist Kev Bower: “In a world dominated by conflict, disease, corruption, poverty, disaster and crime – much of which has religion at its source – this is truly the dawning of The Age Of Nefarious. The song was always going to be the perfect opener for the new Curse And Chapter album since it lays the foundation for everything which follows, but when we were approached by our friends at Nuclear Blast with the idea of producing a lead-off EP, we also decided that out of four possible EP album track candidates – this song should also be the one. It represents everything which HELL represents – it powers along in awe-inspiring majesty, but takes lots of unexpected twists and turns before reaching its inevitable conclusion. The artwork is once again the result of our collaboration with Dan Goldsworthy, and it shows just a tiny fraction of the artwork he has created for Curse And Chapter. With regard to the additional live tracks – where better to have recorded these than from the main stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2013 – the spiritual home of UK Metal, during one of the best shows we have ever played, and in front of 10,000 of the most dedicated Metal heads in the world. We are proud to be giving you a glimpse into the second Chapter……”

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And don’t miss HELL on tour this fall along with label mates CARCASS and Swedish Death institution AMON AMARTH, invading Europe on the following dates:

07.11. D Oberhausen – Turbinen Halle

08.11. NL Tilburg – O13

09.11. D Osnabrück – Hyde Park

10.11. B Brussels – AB Hall

12.11. UK Birmingham – Academy

13.11. UK Manchester – Academy

14.11. UK Glasgow – Barrowlands

15.11. UK Bristol – Academy

17.11. UK London – Forum

18.11. F Paris – Olympia

19.11. D Ludwigsburg – Arena

20.11. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

22.11. CH Zürich – Komplex

23.11. D München – Kesselhaus

24.11. I Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milano) – Live Club

27.11. D Berlin – Columbiahalle

28.11. D Leipzig – Haus Auensee

29.11. D Hamburg – Docks

01.12. N Oslo – Rockerfeller

03.12. S Gothenburg – Tradgarden

04.12. DK Copenhagen – Vega

06.12. S Malmö – Kulturbolaget

07.12. S Stockholm – Arenan

09.12. FIN Helsinki – Cable Factory

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For More Info On HELL:

Facebook: HELL

http://www.hell-metal.com/

http://www.twitter.com/hell_band

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http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE HELL.

HELL KICKS 100% PURE METAL ASS.

METAL BE THY NAME.

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG – To Perform At Headbangers Open Air Festival 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Tygers Of Pan Tang Facebook page:

Headbangers Open Air Festival 2014

We are delighted to announce that the band will be playing again at one of our favourite festivals: Headbangers Open Air 2014.

As yet our actual performance date is to be confirmed but it will be either the 25th or 26th July 2014.

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Robb Weir – guitars

Jacopo Meille – vocals

Micky Crystal – guitars

Gavin Gray – bass

Craig Ellis – drums & percussion

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* For More Info On TYGERS OF PAN TANG:

Facebook: Tygers Of Pan Tang

http://www.tygersofpantang.com

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LONG LIVE TYGERS OF PAN TANG.

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG – 2013 TOUR DATES; FREE MP3 AVAILABLE

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG – The ever legendary and NWOBHM pioneers, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, will be on tour beginning September 28th in Belgium! Take a look below for their tour dates and check out the link for a FREE mp3 download that’s still available from TYGERS OF PAN TANG… Metal be thy name!

TYGERS OF PAN TANG – Tour Dates:

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG – AMBUSH IS OUT NOW!

FOR A FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD OF SPEED, FEATURED ON AMBUSH, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW! WHOA!!

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AMBUSH was released back in September, 2012, in North America, via Rocksector Records. Ambush was directed and engineered by the also legendary Chris Tsangarides.

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Robb Weir – guitars

Jacopo Meille – vocals

Micky Crystal – guitars

Gavin Gray – bass

Craig Ellis – drums & percussion

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* For More Info On TYGERS OF PAN TANG:

Facebook: Tygers Of Pan Tang

http://www.tygersofpantang.com

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LONG LIVE TYGERS OF PAN TANG.

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SATAN “LIFE SENTENCE” – SATAN REIGNS ONCE AGAIN!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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SATAN – On June 18th, 2013, NWOBHM legends, SATAN, returned with a new studio album: Life Sentence (Listenable Records). This sensational comeback album from SATAN is their first since 1987’s Suspended Sentence. SATAN has become one of the best comeback stories of 2013 and have solidly proved it to me with ALL ten songs on Life Sentence.

Each time I listen to this new SATAN album, I marvel at the quality of the musicianship, vocals and songs. Life Sentence is a complete SATAN package! Lyrically ominous and invitingly dark is this album; with haunting vibes that seems to cast a hypnotic Metal spell on my brain, which to me, makes SATAN so significant within this pioneering and sacred Metal genre that they helped bolster so many years ago.

SATAN delivers their retrospective Metal sound with authority; a sound that numerous newer bands are trying to recreate today. The NWOBHM was and forever will be an era of profound importance in Metal history; SATAN’s Life Sentence is a magnificent reminder of just that. With history aside, this new album from SATAN unleashes an enormous wave of relevancy; accentuating that their Metal sound is indeed timeless.

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I can easily label Life Sentence as a guitar-driven album, with guitarists Steve Ramsey and Russ Tippins leaving me helpless in numerous momentary lapses of Metal awe. Vocalist Brian Ross sounds excellent, tapping into his melodic and falsetto strengths. Listening to Brian Ross take command of the song is unreal. Graeme English on bass and Sean Taylor on drums are a non-stop force of Metal thunder! Whoa.

Siege Mentality, CenotaphTestimony and the title track are just four out of ten kick-ass songs that I could carry on about for another five hundred or more words. My Metal brethren who’ve already gotten into Life Sentence should surely share in my Metal passion I’ve expressed here. For those others in my Metal family who’ve not yet picked up this new SATAN album… you absolutely must!! Life Sentence is without question, one of the finest Metal albums released in 2013. SATAN reigns once again!

Metal be thy name.

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LIFE SENTENCE – Track Listing:

Time To Die

Twenty Five Twenty Five

Cenotaph

Siege Mentality

Incantations

Testimony

Tears Of Blood

Life Sentence

Personal Demons

Another Universe

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Steve Ramsey – Guitar

Russ Tippins – Guitar

Graeme English – Bass

Sean Taylor – Drums

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The cover art for the album cover (pictured at top of post) was drawn by famed artist Eliran Kantor (SODOM, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) –http://www.elirankantor.com

* For More Info On SATAN:

Facebook: Satan (Band)

http://www.satanmusic.com

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LISTENABLE RECORDS:

Facebook: Listenable records

http://www.listenable.net

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LONG LIVE SATAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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SATAN – NWOBHM LEGENDS: ARE COVER FEATURE ON HEAVYRIFF, JULY ONLINE ISSUE

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SATAN – Newcastle UK’s nwobhm legends, SATAN, are the cover feature for HEAVYRIFF No. 8, July 2013. HEAVYRIFF is a Spanish online magazine that you can subscribe to for FREE! 

Subscribe for FREE to HEAVYRIFF and receive every month the number of the magazine in your inbox in PDF. All you have to do is click on that cool link below! Whoa!

http://HeavyRiff.webs.com/

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SATAN:

Brian Ross – Vocals

Steve Ramsey – Guitar

Russ Tippins – Guitar

Graeme English – Bass

Sean Taylor – Drums

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* For more info on SATAN, click below!

Facebook: Satan (Band)

http://www.satanmusic.com

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http://www.listenable.net

Facebook: Listenable records

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LONG LIVE SATAN.

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