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GATECREEPER Announces North American Co-Headlining Tour With Full Of Hell

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 20, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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GATECREEPER will take on a North American co-headlining tour with recent Relapse signees Full Of Hell this summer. Presented by Revolver Magazine, GATECREEPER will join The Sweltering Ecstasy Tour on May 28th in Phoenix, Arizona following their appearance at the Modified Ghost Festival III in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 24th. From there, the pair will crush skulls together for three weeks, the tour concluding on June 17th in San Antonio, Texas. See all confirmed dates below.

GATECREEPER’s impending split LP with Iron Reagan is due out March 2nd. Mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios, the split will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats. For physical packages and to sample tracks, visit HERE. Digital orders are available via GATECREEPER’s Bandcamp HERE.


5/24/2018 Modified Ghost Festival III – Vancouver, BC

w/ Full Of Hell:

5/28/2018 Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ

5/29/2018 Hi-Hat – Los Angeles, CA

5/30/2018 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA

5/31/2018 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR

6/01/2018 Northwest Terror Fest – Seattle, WA

6/02/2018 V.I.P. Boise Event Center – Boise, ID

6/03/2018 Diabolical Records – Salt Lake City, UT

6/04/2018 Streets Of London – Denver, CO

6/05/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

6/06/2018 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL

6/07/2018 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI

6/08/2018 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON

6/09/2018 Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC

6/10/2018 Sonia – Boston, MA

6/11/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

6/12/2018 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

6/13/2018 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA

6/14/2018 The End – Nashville, TN

6/15/2018 White Water – Little Rock, AR

6/16/2018 Ridglea – Ft. Worth, TX

6/17/2018 Limelight – San Antonio, TX


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The Original MISFITS To Perform In Newark, New Jersey, On May 19th!

Posted in Hard Rock, horror punk, Music, music news, news, punk rock bands, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 3, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From Misfits Records:

After two unforgettable shows to close out 2017 in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, The Original MISFITS will FINALLY… make their triumphant return to where it all began over 30 years ago in New Jersey. The Original MISFITS have announced that the band will reunite for their only area performance at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on May 19th. Now fans on the east coast will have their first opportunity to experience reunited original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only. This unprecedented reunion and lineup of legendary horror-punk trailblazers/modern-metal pioneers was one of the hottest tickets of 2017, and will now undoubtedly be again in 2018.

Ticket prices starting at $49.50 (not including applicable service charges or fees) have gone on-sale to the general public on Friday, February 2nd at 10 a.m. EST at

From the time of their first gig in 1977, the MISFITS and their iconic imagery went on to become one of the most crucially influential, genre-defying bands to ever emerge from North America. The MISFITS significance extends well beyond the narrowed path of punk rock, metal & hardcore. Although not cognizant of how significant they would become, what the Original MISFITS achieved in their initial seven-year window deconstructed and redefined rock music.

The MISFITS with Danzig’s anthemic songs and unmistakable voice, Only’s ferocious bass sound, and the Original MISFITS melody-induced choruses and authentically bruising musicianship, cemented their importance with all ensuing generations. And now legions of diehard fans from around the world will have the opportunity to hear the Original Band that forges a level of intensity unprecedented in the new millennium. Don’t miss this important chapter in the legendary band’s legacy of brutality.






EYE OF NIX – Avant Doom Collective Confirmed To Play Northwest Terror Fest; Black Somnia Out Now Via Scry Recordings

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 27, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Avant doom collective EYE OF NIX will play this year’s edition of Northwest Terror Fest alongside Witch Mountain, Woman Is The Earth, Falls Of Rauros, and Ragana. The band will be performing tunes from their Black Somnia full-length, issued late last year via newly launched Scry Recordings. EYE OF NIX will also play a special record release show February 2nd with additional live rituals in the plotting stages.

Captured by renowned producer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Pallbearer) at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot), Black Somnia centers itself on themes of fear, control, and anxiety while shape-shifting through a lens of blackened psychedelia and doom. Commented vocalist Joy Von Spain, “For me, the album is an exploration of the forces of fear and control, responses to these insidious, unseen powers, the specter that remains when we awaken from mysterious and frightening dreams. Billy Anderson worked with us on ideas to preserve the noisier elements of our sound and create layers of atmosphere surrounding the voice.”

Black Somnia is available digitally and in a full color gatefold LP presentation with 180-gram black vinyl, limited to 250 copies at the EYE OF NIX Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where the record can also be streamed in full.


2/02/2018 Highline – Seattle, WA

5/31/2018 Northwest Terror Fest @ Barboza – Seattle, WA

EYE OF NIX first began to create abrasive yet kaleidoscopic sounds in 2012. Current members — vocalist Joy Von Spain, guitarist Nicholas Martinez, bassist Zach Wise (Hissing), noise artist Masaaki Masao, and drummer Luke Laplante — strive to conjure music that’s threatening, beautiful, and harsh. EYE OF NIX toured the West Coast with noise veterans Blue Sabbath Black Cheer in 2013, then chose an expanded route including the Rockies and Southwest in 2015. Since their inception, EYE OF NIX has shared the stage with diverse notable acts such as Voivod, Jarboe, SubRosa, Sea Of Bones, King Dude, Lesbian, Worm Ouroboros, Eight Bells, Tengger Cavalry, and more.

Moros, their first LP, was released in 2015 via Eugene-based imprint Belief Mower (Muscle And Marrow, Hungers). The album was captured by the hands of accomplished Seattle-based engineer Brandon Fitzsimons (Bell Witch, Anhedonist) at Airport Grocery in Seattle and mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx in San Francisco. The record was reissued digitally with two bonus studio tracks: “Blood In The Fire” and “Rome Burned.”



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FISTULA – Ohio Sludgecore Veterans Announce May Tour With Come To Grief

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

Ohio sludgecore veterans FISTULA have confirmed a spring tour this May with fellow sludge stalwarts Come To Grief. The soul-crushing journey will commence on May 1st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and trample thirteen venues through May 13th in Portland, Maine with Cough, Midmourner, and No Funeral to appear on select shows. See confirmed dates below.

FISTULA recently issued the first wave of an ongoing split seven-inch series celebrating twenty years of sonic misery. Released via PATAC Records, the first two installments find FISTULA sharing wax space with Come To Grief and -(16)-.

The band’s split with Come To Grief features two original and categorically scathing unreleased tracks while the second features -(16)- ‘s cover of “Complications” by Killing Joke and FISTULA‘s rendition of “Mongoloid,” by Devo.

If you missed it, stream both splits via Decibel alongside an in-depth interview with guitarist Corey Bing, at THIS LOCATION.

Each limited edition seven-inch is available in various color variants (all clear vinyl is sold out). The Come To Grief / FISTULA split is also available on cassette. To order, visit THIS LOCATION.

FISTULA w/ Come To Grief:
5/01/2018 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
5/02/2018 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Cough
5/03/2018 Maywood Tavern – Raleigh, NC w/ Midmourner
5/04/2018 529 Bar – Atlanta, GA w/ Midmourner
5/05/2018 White Water Tavern – Little Rock, AR
5/06/2018 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
5/07/2018 Rock Island Brewing Co. – Rock Island, IL w/ No Funeral
5/08/2018 Eagles 34 – Minneapolis, MN w/ No Funeral
5/09/2018 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
5/10/2018 Black Circle Brewing Co. – Indianapolis, IN
5/11/2018 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
5/12/2018 The Irish Wolf Pub – Scranton, PA
5/13/2018 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME

FISTULA will unveil additional splits with Hemdale, Fister, and one final band to be announced at a later date. Additionally, the band will issue a vinyl version of 2016’s Longing For Infection with a bonus etched seven-inch from the recording session. Details to be announced in the coming weeks.

FISTULA was forged in 1998 by musical partners-in-crime Corey Bing and Bahb Branca. Over the years, FISTULA has released a seemingly endless barrage of studio albums and split EPs through numerous lineup changes featuring the creative talents of bands such as Sloth, Hemdale, The Disease Concept, Accept Death, and so many others. FISTULA is a band that is impossible to categorize, combining elements of remedial sludge, hardcore and a proverbial “bad case of the Mondays.” Nearing two decades of ear bleeding, FISTULA remains the the miserable kings of sludgecore.

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GWAR – To Tour Australia – April 2018

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 4, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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GWAR – April 2018 Tour Dates:
Tuesday 24th April – Brisbane, Eatons Hill
Thursday 26th April – Sydney, Metro
Friday 27th April – Melbourne, 170 Russell
Sunday 29th April – Adelaide, HQ

Tickets from:

PLATINUM VIP M&G Ticket – 6 only per show – includes:
• Meet and Greet with GWAR
• 1 personal item autographed by GWAR
• Photo of yourself with GWAR taken by professional photographer
• Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
• Watch two songs from side of stage
• Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
• Official commemorative VIP Laminate
• Priority Access to the Venue

GOLD VIP M&G Ticket:
• Photo of yourself and 5 other slaves with GWAR taken by professional photographer
• Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
• Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
• Official commemorative VIP Laminate
• Priority Access to the Venue


Source: GWAR



BEHEADED “Beast Incarnate” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 3, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal Fists 5 Metal Odyssey

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

BEHEADED are a Death Metal band from Malta and their 2017 studio album released via Unique Leader Records, Beast Incarnate, has kicked my Metal loving ass severely. BEHEADED can also be labeled as a Melodic Death Metal band as well; regardless, their sonic brutality is all that needs to be remembered as I give you the Metal details on Beast Incarnate. This album turned out to be one of my most favorite in a very long line of Death Metal album releases from 2017.

The opening title track, Beast Incarnate, I can easily choose to be the very best song on this album; however, this entire album is nothing short of Death Metal bliss. BEHEADED put together 8 songs that are insanely addictive if you love your Melodic Death Metal like myself. The guitar solo on Reign Of The Headless King resonates above the rhythmic blasts, a fine example of how no moment on this album is muffled, flat or low in production. The Black Death is a wonderful song that features wonderful blasphemous imagery, if you put your Metal mind to it like I do.

Punishment Of The Grave is the albums’ epic closer and showcases the brilliance that BEHEADED has musically offered to our Death Metal souls; an amazing song that highlights the bands’ guitarists and leaves me stunned. This album is a killer and as deadly as a cornered rabid sewer rat. BEHEADED have become a mainstay for my steady diet of Death Metal and I highly endorse Beast Incarnate. The vocals of Frank Calleja are incredible and this band has mucho talent from every Metal angle, in my Metal opinion. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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David ‘Cejca’ Cachia – bass
Omar Grech – guitars
Simone Brigo – guitars
Davide ‘BrutalDave’ Billia – drums
Frank Calleja – vocals

Marten Van Kruijssen – session live drummer
Daniel Said – session live drummer

Beast Incarnate – Track List:

Beast Incarnate

The Horror Breathes

Crossing The House Of Knives

Reign Of The Headless King

The Black Death

Cursed Mediterranean

Fid-dlam Tadejjem

Punishment Of The Grave

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SEPTICFLESH And DARK FUNERAL Co-Headline North America Tour 2018 – Dates, Venues And Info

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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SEPTICFLESH return to North America in Feb / March 2018 to support their critically acclaimed new album “Codex Omega” with them, the Swedish lords of the black Dark Funeral will co bill the event to make it one of the most memorable packages to hit the North America in a very long time. Also supporting the tour is Black Metal Colombian / Texan outfit THY ANTICHRIST…are you mortals ready?

Get your ticket now!
Continental Concerts USA

Dates as follows :
02/22/18 Los Angeles, CA The Regent
02/23/18 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
02/24/18 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
02/25/18 Oakland, CA Metro Opera House
02/26/18 Portland, OR Rock Hard PDX
02/27/18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
03/01/18 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
03/02/18 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
03/03/18 Ringle, WI Q & Z Expo Center
03/04/18 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
03/05/18 Columbus, OH Alrosa Villa
03/06/18 Lakewood, OH The Foundry
03/07/18 Detroit, MI Harpo’s
03/08/18 Toronto, ON Mod Club
03/09/18 Montreal, QC L’Astral
03/10/18 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
03/11/18 Worcester, MA Palladium
03/12/18 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
03/13/18 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
03/14/18 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
03/16/18 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
03/17/18 Fort Worth, TX Rail Club
03/18/18 Austin, TX Come and Take it Live!
03/20/18 Phoenix, AZ Club Red


Source: SEPTICFLESH-official-




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