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HAMMERFALL “Built To Last” – New Studio Album Releases Worldwide On November 4th!

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

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Sweden’s legendary Heavy Metal band HAMMERFALL will be releasing their new studio album, Built To Last, on November 4th, 2016, worldwide! Metal Be Thy Name!

Built To Last – Track List:

1. Bring It!
2. Hammer High
3. The Sacred Vow
4. Dethrone And Defy
5. Twilight Princess
6. Stormbreaker
7. Built To Last
8. The Star Of Home
9. New Breed
10. Second To None



Joacim Cans – Lead Vocals
Oscar Dronjak – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Pontus Norgren – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Fredrik Larsson – Bass Guitar







BRAINSTORM “Memorial Roots Re-Rooted” – Releases On September 16th, via AFM Records!

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

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Friends, you didn’t see this coming, but be assured: it sounds killer!

In the past few months, German power metallers BRAINSTORM have extensively “reworked” their 2009 album “Memorial Roots”. The band’s longtime engineer Achim Köhler was hired to do a complete “remix” of the album and for the first time ever now all tracks of the “Memorial Roots” sessions (besides the regular album songs there were different bonus tracks on the Digipak, Vinyl and Japanese pressing back then) are featured on this brand new release. “Memorial Roots (Re-Rooted)” comes as Digipak, out September 16th.

Pre-order here:

The band states:

“Seven years after the original release of “Memorial Roots”, we are incredibly proud to finally heed the call of our fans and give one of our most important albums a total “makeover”. This album holds many memories, we love these songs and are confident that the “polishing” (completely new mix) makes this new edition of “Memorial Roots” a great experience for every BRAINSTORM fan.

Many “Memorial Roots” songs are part of our Live set list ever since. Over the years we received a lot of fan feedback regarding this release especially. Many of you told us that you like the songs but overall wish the album to sound more powerful and aggressive.

For all BRAINSTORM members, being close to our fans is an integral part of what the band is about since day one. And so we are more than happy to give you what you asked for: in collaboration with our longtime-engineer Achim Köhler and our label AFM Records we took on this exciting project – to make the album sound like it deserves! “Memorial Roots” was a very important time for us; not only because it was the first release for the current line-up. We’ve toured Mexico for the first time back then, as well as many festivals in Europe and the US.

We love what we do and we do what we love. That’s why we are so proud today to give you “Memorial Roots (Re-Rooted”).

This one’s for YOU… (and your neighbors)… SO PLAY IT LOUD!

Andy & Todde”



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SERIOUS BLACK “As Long As I’m Alive” Official Lyric Video Is: Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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SERIOUS BLACK – It appears and sounds LOUD and clear that SERIOUS BLACK are back with a METAL vengeance! Take a listen below to their new lyric video for the track As Long As I’m Alive and get your adrenaline to rage on high! Whoa!

This is one hell-of-a-great song, in my METAL world! This is Power and Melodic Metal colliding, my METAL brethren and I’m on board this METAL attack from SERIOUS BLACK! METAL Be Thy Name! – Stone

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SERIOUS BLACK will be releasing their sophomore studio album, Mirror World, via AFM Records on September 9th, 2016. Dig it!

Pre-order here:


For more SERIOUS BLACK info:

Serious Black – Official

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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

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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!

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Power Metal Vets IRON FIRE Releasing “Among the Dead” In September

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 16, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Veteran Danish Power Metallers IRON FIRE will release their 8th full-length album Among the Dead September 26 on Crime Records. The album will be available on CD, cassette, and vinyl LP formats. Check out the Among the Dead Preview Video below:

Want to Headbang like it’s 1999? Then Among the Dead should be your obvious choice. The new offering from IRON FIRE is as old school as it gets 16 years into the millennium.  The 90’s spawned a lot of Power Metal classics and Among the Dead is made in the spirit of those. Albums like Black in Mind (Rage), The Dark Saga (Iced Earth) and Better Than Raw (Helloween) were all blueprints for the making of Among the Dead.

Recorded in Death Island Studio with engineer Marco Angioni and Mixed in Poland’s Hertz Studios, heaviness is guaranteed, along with melodic hooks, blistering guitars and pounding Power Metal drumming. This is no-bullshit Metal from the heart, made by Denmarks finest Power Metal band!

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Denmark’s best-selling Power Metal band Iron Fire is still alive and kicking. Sixteen years ago when a new millennium was entered, the Thunderstorm album struck the world, and is today considered a Danish Power Metal cult classic. Seven albums later the band still breathes as vibrantly as ever, and although there’s been various line-up changes, founding member Martin Steene and his sidekick Kirk Backarach pushed the boundaries of the band. In addition to Steene and Kirk, another founding member joined the battlefield, as original drummer Gunnar Olsen rejoined the band in 2015 after 15 years of absence.

Iron Fire is therefore now a three-piece band that still clings to melodic old school Power Metal as it was meant to be played. The music however has not remained still, instead evolving over time: From the dark epic Voyage of the Damned and the Rock n Roll influenced March of the Immortals, to classic power hymns like Wings of Rage. But first and foremost Iron Fire takes Power Metal very literally, as the common denominator in the music is and has always been, power… with a capital P!

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Track Listing:

1) Intro (The Lost City) [CD/Cassette]
2) Among the Dead
3) Hammer of the Gods
4) Tornado of Sickness
5) Higher Ground
6) Iron Eagle
7) Made to Suffer
8) The Last Survivor
9) No Sign of Life
10) Ghost from the Past
11) When the Lights go out
12) For whom the Bell Tolls (Metallica cover) [CD/Cassette]

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SECRET SPHERE -Signs With Frontiers Music SRL; Live Album To Be Released

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on July 8, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Frontiers Music Srl:

Secret Sphere is another awesome metal band that we’ve recently brought into the Frontiers family. If you consider yourself a fan of the symphonic and power metal genres and have not heard their EXCELLENT 2012 album, PORTRAIT OF A DYING HEART, then we suggest you remedy that immediately by checking it out on Spotify!

The band’s first release with Frontiers, a live album, will be out later this year and the band will also be playing the first ever Frontiers Metal Festival on October 30, 2016 at LIVE MUSIC CLUB in Milan, Italy along with Primal Fear, Labyrinth (another new signing), DGM, TRICK OR TREAT, Vanden Plas, and Lords Of Black!!!

Check for more info.



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VICTORIUS – German Power Metal Band Signs With Massacre Records; New Studio Album Releasing In Early 2017

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The passion for Power Metal is what unites Victorius, who are currently working on a new album that’s expected to be released in early 2017 via MASSACRE RECORDS!

Strong melodies, tough rhythms, catchy riffs and precise vocals characterize the sound of the German quintet.

They already toured with bands like Freedom Call Official or Van Canto through Europe, and have also played at festivals like the Rockharz Open Air, among others.

They’ll hit the European roads again in January/February 2017 along w/ Official GRAVE DIGGER Fan Site and their label mates Mystic Prophecy!

Welcome to the MASSACRE RECORDS family, guys!



David Baßin – Vocals

Dirk Scharsich – Guitar

Florian Zack – Guitar

Andreas Dockhorn – Bass

Frank Koppe – Drums


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