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SEPULTURA – 30th Anniversary North American Tour – Dates, Cities And Venues

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on March 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Sepultura Facebook page:

What’s up United States and Canada! Metal Injection presents Sepultura 30th anniversary North American tour.

We can’t wait to travel in time through our history with our fans in US and Canada!

Sepultura joins forces with the mighty Destruction, and invites Arsis, Boris the Blade, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, MICAWBER, and Starkilll to join them in this celebration.

DESTRUCTION will be main support on the SEPULTURA North American tour this spring.

Check out all the dates below:

05/10/15 @ Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
05/11/15 @ The Whisky – West Hollywood, CA
05/12/15 @ Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
05/13/15 @ Bossonova Ballroom – Portland, OR
05/14/15 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
05/15/15 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
05/16/15 @ Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
05/17/15 @ Pub Station – Billings, MT
05/19/15 @ Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
05/20/15 @ The Amsterdam – Minneapolis, MN
05/21/15 @ High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
05/22/15 @ Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
05/23/15 @ Expo Five – Louisville, KY
05/24/15 @ Centerstage Bar & Grill – Kokomo, IN
05/26/15 @ The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
05/28/15 @ Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
05/29/15 @ Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
05/30/15 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
05/31/15 @ Jewel Nightclub – Manchester, NH
06/01/15 @ Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
06/02/15 @ The NorVA – Norfolk, VA
06/03/15 @ Holligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC
06/04/15 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
06/05/15 @ Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
06/06/15 @ Publiq House – New Orleans, LA
06/07/15 @ BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
06/08/15 @ The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
06/10/15 @ Empire Garage – Austin, TX
06/11/15 @ Cine El Rey – McAllen, TX
06/12/15 @ Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
06/13/15 @ Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
06/14/15 @ Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO





SEPULTURA – Brazilian Metal Icons To Release Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: “Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio”

Posted in metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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In celebration of an astounding thirty-year career, SEPULTURA, who stands among Brazil’s most successful bands ever, will unleash a new live offering entitled Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio.

In a spectacular performance that finds SEPULTURA accompanied throughout by the French industrial percussion group Les Tambours du Bronx, notorious for beating 225-liter barrels with beech wood bats or even axe handles, the show was recorded from the band’s main stage appearance at the legendary Rock In Rio gala in 2013. Featuring SEPULTURA‘s most revered tunes including “Refuse/Resist,” “Territory” and “Roots Bloody Roots,” which sees the audience chanting the entire cut from beginning to end, the sheer volume of sound, percussive enormity and powerful presentation sets this release apart from any previous SEPULTURA concert offering to date.

With a one-hour run time divided into thirteen cuts, the album also features a cover of Prodigy’s “Firestarter,” the fan-chanted “Sepulnation,” and music from the band’s Kairos full-length. Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio will come available on CD, DVD and for the first time in the band’s history, Blu-Ray via a partnership with Rock In Rio, MZA Music and Eagle Rock Entertainment. In addition, the DVD includes an exclusive documentary of behind-the-scenes preparation with interviews, rehearsal and sound-check footage and clips of the band just seconds before they hit the stage.

Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio Track Listing:

1. Kaiowas
 2. Spectrum
 3. Refuse/Resist
 4. Sepulnation
 5. Delirium
 6. Fever
 7. We’ve Lost You
 8. Firestarter (Prodigy Cover)
 9. Requiem
 10. Structure Violence
 11. Territory
 12. Big Hands
 13. Roots Bloody Roots


Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio will be released in North America via Eagle Rock Entertainment on September 16th, 2014.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Legendary Brazilian Metal icons SEPULTURA have revealed the cover artwork and track listing for the band’s forthcoming album, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart, which is set for European release on October 25th via Nuclear Blast. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who specializes in charcoal drawing techniques.

In preparing the statements below, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser & artist Alexandre Wagner collaborated with Brazilian journalist Emanuel Leite, Jr. to gather their thoughts.

Here, Kisser reveals how he discovered the work of Alexandre Wagner:

“It was an indication of Silvio Bibika, who was my roadie for a long time. He always shows me things in general that SEPULTURA might need. He told me about Alexandre – who is from Belo Horizonte [in Brazil, where SEPULTURA was founded] – a year ago. So before we went to the United States to record the album, I was at his house to talk about the cover, tell him the album title, and talk about the concept of the film Metropolis so he could do something original. But when I saw the picture with the drawing, I thought it was all about what we wanted and we did not need something new. I also asked him to do a tribal ‘S’ in the cover’s style, which will be on the back cover.”


Album artist Alexandre Wagner comments on his creation:

“This series of work in charcoal drawing [for the album] I did when I still lived in Belo Horizonte. They were all made there and are quick drawings without much reference, almost an experimentation that may have come from a desire to use the most basic of basic materials – coal, paper and wood. The cover design was ready, Andreas saw and liked it. We talked a little more and I also sent some other pictures for the booklet. I was pleased with the choice of the theme of the album; I like [Austrian filmmaker] Fritz Lang very much and not to mention only Metropolis, but Dr. Mabuse der Spieler [Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler, Lang’s 1922 film] is a fucking movie!”

A fellow Mineiro from Belo Horizonte, Alexandre is glad to be part of SEPULTURA’s history.

“It’s impossible being from Belo Horizonte and not know the band,” he says. “Some of their albums followed me for a long time, especially [1993’s] Chaos A.D.. I remember seeing Refuse/Resist on TV and thinking that was wonderful. It’s really cool to work with the guys, being part of something together. It is somehow a shared history.”

To see more of Alexandre Wagner’s work, visit:

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The track listing for the album is:

01. Trauma Of War

02. The Vatican

03. Impending Doom

04. Manipulation of Tragedy

05. Tsunami

06. The Bliss Of Ignorants

07. Grief

08. The Age Of The Atheist

09. Obsessed

10. Da Lama Ao Caos (Chico Science & Nação Zumbi cover)

The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart was recorded with renowned producer Ross Robinson (KORN, MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY), who worked with SEPULTURA on their landmark 1996 release Roots, and co-produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SYMPHONY X, INCANTATION), who previously worked on SEPULTURA’s Roorback (2003), the Revolusongs EP (2002), and Nation (2001).

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Posted in Death Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, people, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

On a recent trip to f.y.e., I was accompanied by Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale and he discovered this unreal and not readily easy-to-find Sepultura EP (pictured above). Tribus – Australian Special Tour Edition was released back in 1999, via Roadrunner Records. This primo Sepultura find was in a large bin of unused CD’s that were drastically reduced in price. I paid 50 cents for it. 50 cents!! Ring that bargain Metal bell and whoa. There’s more to come in this post, about this f.y.e. trip…


I am currently in the preliminary stages of relocating with my family. Where to? Hint: the Pretenders had a hit single about this state (My City Was Gone) and it can be found on this album:

Pretenders – Learning To Crawl

Released: (1983 U.K.) (1984 U.S.) on Sire


Just when you think you’ve seen everything, well, think again. I guess we all get stunned every once in-awhile. Now… take a look at this… if you dare:

Yup. An ABBA tribute band. They’re called ARRIVAL. They’re also dubbed “The worlds greatest ABBA tribute band” too. The scary thing about all of this; is the clear fact that people are paying to see them perform. Metal be thy name and may the Metal Gods save my Metal soul.


My apologies for showing the above, my Metal brethren. At least now, you know stuff like this actually exists. To remedy any aftershock from what you’ve just read and saw, stare at the album cover below:

NILE – At The Gate Of Sethu (Nuclear Blast)

Yes, by staring at the cover art for At The Gate Of Sethu, it will rid you of any possible ABBA cover band nightmares. This new NILE album is incredible. What else can be expected from NILE? Buy it. Play it. Play it often. Play it F’n loud. NILE F’N RULES. I couldn’t be more Metal precise than that.


As mentioned at the beginning of this post, Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale and I had a Metal reunion! The last time I saw him was on our trip to the 2010 M3 Rock Festival down in Columbia, Maryland. The family and I took a trip up to Connecticut from Pennsylvania this past weekend and putting aside a few hours to hang out with Coverdale was Metal mandatory. Coverdale just returned from a 3 week trip to Lebanon and London. We only had a short window of time to see each other; so here is where we went:

Yes, Scott Coverdale and I found out that the Metal was aplenty at the f.y.e. in Torrington, Connecticut (both used and new CD’s). Believe it or not, we spent just under 2 hours there! We had to make comments about every damn CD we picked up; yelling across the aisles whatever we had to say, we were like 2 old ladies at a bingo hall! Coverdale and I both spent (about) $40 each; with used CD’s being the rule. As Coverdale always says: “you get more Metal bang for your buck, when you buy used CD’s”. I honestly can’t argue with him there.

Hey. Speaking of “bingo hall”… can you keep a secret? Stone used to oversee the entire operation of a parochial school bingo. It was a huge weekly event; one which raised a handsome amount of money for the school. Metal be thy name.

Alright. Enough about F’n bingo. Coverdale and I then left the f.y.e. store and drove our cars 50 feet to:

Ninety Nine. It’s a restaurant. It’s a bar. It has a family atmosphere too. Burgers, fries, chicken, salads, etc. are served up there. I’ve always liked the food and service at Ninety Nine. Coverdale and I opted to sit at the bar and take in on the big screen: the warriors from the Bronx, a.k.a. New York Yankees pounding on the hapless Boston Red Sox. What did we eat you’re wondering? We shared a huge plate of hot wings. What did we drink it all down with? Cold beer.

I’m a devout Yankees fan and Coverdale is, well, a Red Sox fan. Our baseball rivalry has always made for memorable debates! Once we both knew it was time to say goodbye, it kind of sucked. Our schedules and distance keeps us apart, still, we are… Best Metal Buddies to the end! Metal be thy name.


Thank you for sticking around and reading my Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts. It is appreciated. Now remember: during these hot and humid Summer months, watch where you’re walking in parking lots. Why? You don’t want to step on any gooey and sticky-as-shit bubble gum that some dork threw on the ground.






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HAVOK – Denver Thrashers Kick Off North American Tour With Sepultura Tonight

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , on April 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Denver Thrash assault HAVOK will kick off their latest run of dates with Sepultura, Death Angel, and Krisiun in Santa Ana, California tonight. The North American Kairos Tour 2012 will make its way through nearly three weeks worth of shows, coming to a close in New York City on April 30.

Comments vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “We’re hitting the road with Sepultura – Holy shit!! It’s a dream come true. This tour is going to be absolutely insane. All the bands totally rule and we’re expecting to see some rowdy crowds. Prepare to have a sore neck and remember, no karate in the pit!”

Adds drummer Pete Webber: “I can’t wait to start the upcoming tour with Sepultura, Death Angel and Krisiun! Sepultura was one of my very first influences in Metal and in drumming! Catch HAVOK destroying a club near you!”

In the meantime, check out footage of the road dogs’ fiery performance in Puerto Rico late last month at THIS LOCATION.

Upon their return, HAVOK will unleash their new EP titled Point Of No Return. Set for release on May 22 in North America, the EP was recorded by the band with final touches by James Murphy (Death, Testament) and contains two new songs plus two HAVOK-ized cover tunes. The Point Of No Return precedes the band’s first European adventure beginning early May with Goatwhore, Angelus Apatrida and headliners 3 Inches of Blood.


Point Of No Return – Track Listing:

1. Point Of No Return

2. From The Cradle To The Grave

3. Arise (Sepultura cover)

4. Post Mortem/Raining Blood (Slayer cover)

5. Covering Fire (video)

6. D.O.A. (video)

HAVOK w/ Sepultura, Death Angel, Krisiun:

4/10/2012 Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA
4/11/2012 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
4/12/2012 Branx – Portland, OR
4/13/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
4/14/2012 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
4/15/2012 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
4/16/2012 Manny’s – Billings, MT
4/17/2012 The Exchange – Regina, SK
4/18/2012 Pryamid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
4/20/2012 Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
4/21/2012 Mojo’s – Joliet, IL
4/22/2012 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
4/23/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON
4/24/2012 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC
4/25/2012 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
4/26/2012 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
4/27/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
4/29/2012 Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT
4/30/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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Paul Dianno “The Living Dead” is very much alive with Metal Music

Posted in 1980's heavy metal music, 1980's metal music, Album Review, cool album covers, essential heavy metal albums, Extreme Metal, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal album review, heavy metal albums, heavy metal music, Heavy Metal Reviews, heavy metal solo albums, heavy metal solo artists, heavy metal solo vocalists, heavy metal this decade, heavy metal vocalists, Metal, metal music, metal music today, Metal Reviews, Music, recent heavy metal albums, spooky metal album covers, Vocals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

main-150Paul Dianno “The Living Dead” was released on May 16, 2006. Why I lead with this, is due to my impatience for waiting on this album… I counted the days leading up to it’s release. It was like I was eight years old again, waiting for Christmas morning to come. For the few who may not know, Paul Dianno was the original lead singer for Iron Maiden. Paul Dianno was lead vocalist on the debut “Iron Maiden” album and the “Killers” album. Of course you can count bootlegs and the “Maiden Japan” EP as well, with having Dianno as lead vocalist. If it wasn’t for Bruce Dickinson taking over as lead vocalist for Iron Maiden, starting with the “666 The Number of the Beast” album, I would say that Paul Dianno could never be replaced as lead vocalist. However, It is my Metal opinion that comparing Paul Dianno to Bruce Dickinson is apples to oranges. Why compare? They are both completely different vocalists, both in style and range. The Paul Dianno fronted version of Iron Maiden, with the first two studio albums, (mentioned above), are undisputed Metal classics, that are revered and influential to countless Metal fans and/or Metal musicians. I feel Paul Dianno shares the same equal glory among the other original members of Iron Maiden for these albums being so iconic. (Phew, I got that off my chest, now I can blab about the actual album – “The Living Dead”).

The opening track “The Living Dead” is sung with power and emotion from Dianno – yeah, you can have emotion in Metal music. Lyrically, this song tackles loneliness, hunger and human despair. (Nope, this song is not about the cult horror film classic). This tune is a heavy – very heavy ballad if you will. For every song I mention on “The Living Dead”, bear in Metal mind, that this is a very, very heavy album. Dianno sounds more hungrier, angrier and confident than ever. (That is what my Metal ears are telling me anyways). “Mad Man In The Attic” has Dianno doing a little exploring, into the world of Death Metal vocals. These growling vocals are not constant throughout, Dianno apparently was looking for some vocal horror texture and he succeeds here, in my Metal opinion. I find Dianno to be a touch reminiscent of the legendary Alice Cooper on this song. “War Machine” is a tune built on speed and dark heaviness. “Brothers Of The Tomb” has Dianno hitting the extreme high notes vocally, with some angry gang vocals added into the mix as well. “P.O.V. 2005” is a down right Thrash Metal tune… excellent riffs and a very cool solo as well.

Dianno does a cover of the Megadeth classic “Symphony Of Destruction” – it is structured and arranged differently than the original version. The biggest difference is the vocals, plus this version is not nearly as fast overall, as to what Megadeth delivers. I like this cover for it’s diverse Metal approach though, the Megadeth original will always be the best. Two legendary Paul Dianno era – Iron Maiden tracks are included as live bonus tracks: “Wrathchild” and “Phantom Of The Opera”, the liner notes do not suggest that these live recordings were done with Iron Maiden, rather with Paul Dianno’s band. Dianno is all over these two tunes… the quality, musicianship and vocals of Dianno make these bonus tracks a worthwhile addition to “The Living Dead”.

The copy of “The Living Dead” I picked up back in 2006, has a bonus DVD that includes the video for the song “The Living Dead” and an interview with Paul Dianno. The video is dark, almost haunting with it’s imagery. Paul Dianno is shown alone, singing against the backdrop of images of strife, humanity and despair. The interview with Paul Dianno is very interesting, with really no details as to why he and Iron Maiden split ways decades ago. One neat bit of info that Dianno shared is that he feels Max Cavalera (of Sepultura & Soulfly fame) is currently the best lead vocalist in Metal today. Hey, I really like everything that Max Cavalera has done with Sepultura and Soulfly myself. I definitely recommend “The Living Dead” to any fan of Metal, especially Iron Maiden fans who want to hear some recent Paul Dianno, he did a fabulous Metal job with this album.

The Metal musicians behind Paul Dianno on “The Living Dead” are: Paulo Turin, Chico Dehira, Javier Cuevas and Claudio Duliba on guitars * Felipe Andreoli & Marcelo Bracalente on bass * Aquiles Prieser & German Rodriguez on drums.


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