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DEAD EARTH POLITICS – Reveal Artwork, Release Details For “The Queen of Steel”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Austin, Texas Metal unit DEAD EARTH POLITICS have revealed the artwork and release details for their new EP, The Queen of Steel.

Starting on Saturday, March 8, DEAD EARTH POLITICS will kick off The Queen of Steel release week celebration, that will run throughout this year’s SXSW Music Festival. In showcases and on the streets, the band will be out in full force during the city-wide fest in support of the EP. The Queen of Steel will be released as a digital-only, name-your-price download, complete with lyrics and liner notes. The track Redneck Dragonslayer is currently available for streaming at this location.

SXSW and additional dates, including information about the upcoming Mike Scaccia Rock The Heart Benefit Concert with DOWN and WARBEAST, are posted below.


March 8 – Austin, Texas @ Texas Metal Monsters at The Dirty Dog Bar; 9:30 p.m.

March 12 – Austin, Texas @ Official SXSW Showcase at Metal & Lace; 7 p.m.

April 14 – Austin, Texas @ The Dirty Dog Bar w/ ANVIL

May 24 – Austin, Texas @ Mike Scaccia’s Rock the Heart Benefit at Emo’s

Set for Saturday, May 24 at Emo’s in Austin, Texas, the show will also feature performances by DOWN, WARBEAST and THE SCACCIANATORS – a Mike Scaccia tribute band consisting of former RIGOR MORTIS members Casey Orr, Harden Harrison, Bruce Corbitt & Doyle Bright w/ special guests Mike Taylor (Rabid Flesh Eaters), Philip Anselmo, Scott Shelby (Warbeast), Rick Perry (Gammacide) and more. Show details and information about the Mike Scaccia Heart Rock Foundation can be found at HERE.

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ROYAL THUNDER AT SXSW: Pitchfork, Metal Sucks, Brooklyn Vegan, Relapse & Converse Showcase Performances

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey




Mar. 7, 2013, Philadelphia – Royal Thunder’s extraordinary momentum continues with the band performing on five of SXSW’s most anticipated heavy music showcases: Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy showcase (Mar. 13 at House of Vans – Mohawk), MetalSucks South by South Death showcase (Mar. 14 at Dirty Dog), Brooklyn Vegan showcase (Mar. 15 @ Emo’s), Converse Thrasher Deathmatch showcase (Mar. 16 @ Scoot Inn) and Mar. 16 on Relapse Records’ Chaos in Tejas showcase at Red 7.

The band, who have been on the road for nearly a year, will join Dillinger Escape Plan this Spring for a six-week tour that kicks off on Apr. 22 in Lancaster, Pa. at The Chameleon Club.  Royal Thunder, who play the House Cafe in DeKalb tomorrow night, wrap up a tour with Ancient Vvisdom this week.

The Atlanta band released their debut album CVI in May 2012.  The release was called a “stunning breakthrough” by Spin,  Revolver called the album “essential” listening and Decibel placed singer Mlny Parsonz on the cover of their inaugural Women In Metal issue.  Royal Thunder closed out 2012 with multiple year-end/best of accolades including the Village Voice (#10 on Top Ten Metal Albums of 2012), Spin (#6 on 20 Best Metal Albums of 2012) and #11 on Revolver’s 20 Best Albums of the year.


Royal Thunder Tour Dates:

w/Ancient Vvisdom

March 8     Dekalb, IL     House Cafe

March 9     South Bend, IN     Cheers Pub

SXSW Performances:

March 13     Austin, TX     Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy Showcase (The Mohawk)

March 14     Austin, TX     Metal Sucks South By South Death (The Dirty Dog)

March 15     Austin, TX     Brooklyn Vegan Showcase (Emo’s)

March 16     Austin, TX     Converse Thrasher Deathmatch Showcase (Scoot Inn)

March 16     Austin, TX     Relapse Records/Chaos in Tejas Official Showcase (Red 7)

Apr. 18    Tilburg, Netherlands    Roadburn

w/Dillinger Escape Plan

Apr. 22     Lancaster, PA     The Chameleon Club

Apr. 23     Clifton Park, NY     Upstate Music Hall

Apr. 24     Buffalo, NY     Town Ballroom

Apr. 25     Pittsburgh, PA     The Altar Bar

Apr. 26     Philadelphia, PA     Union Transfer

Apr. 27     Brooklyn, NY     Music Hall of Williamsburg

Apr. 28     New Haven, CT     Toad’s Place

Apr. 30     Columbus, OH     A&R Bar

May 04     Newport, KY     Southgate House

May 05     Grand Rapids, MI     The Intersection

May 07     Indianapolis, IN     Emerson Theater

May 08     Chicago, IL     Reggie’s

May 09     Des Moines, IA     Wooly’s

May 10     Madison, WI     High Noon Saloon

May 11     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird

May 12     Lawrence, KS     Granada Theater

May 14     Boulder, CO     Fox Theater

May 16     Boise, ID     Knitting Factory

May 17     Reno, NV     Knitting Factory

May 18     Sacramento, CA     Ace of Spades

May 19     San Francisco, CA     DNA Lounge

May 20     Anaheim, CA     Chain Reaction

May 22     Albuquerque, NM     Launchpad

May 23     El Paso, TX     Tricky Falls

May 24     Austin, TX     Mohawk

May 25     New Orleans, LA     One Eyed Jacks

May 26     Birmingham, AL     Zydeco

May 28     West Columbia, SC     New Brookland Tavern

May 29     Charlotte, NC     Amos’ South End

May 30     Carrboro, NC     Cat’s Cradle

May 31     Asheville, NC     Orange Peel

June 01     Richmond, VA     Kingdom


(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on ROYAL THUNDER, click on the link below!


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ASG – Set May 28th Release Date For “Blood Drive” And Kick Off New Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Philadelphia – ASG, North Carolina’s favorite Psych-Rock quartet, have set a May 28 release date for Blood Drive, their Relapse Records debut.

Blood Drive was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Fu Manchu) in the Fall of 2012.  “Days Work,” a new song from the album, was released as a split 7″ with Red Fang on Tuesday ( The new album will be available on CD/2xLP/Digital.

The band also kicked off a new round of tour dates, including a stop at SXSW, with a Wrightsville Beach performance last evening at Red Dog’s.


Tour dates Are:

February 21     Wrightsville Beach, NC    Red Dog’s

March 9     Myrtle Beach, SC     Island Bar

March 12     St. Augustine, FL     The Standard

March 13     Pensacola Beach, FL     The Break

March 16     Austin, TX     SXSW (Details TBA)

March 19     Little Rock, AR     Downtown Music Hall

March 20     Nashville, TN     The End

March 22     Charlotte NC     The Chop Shop

March 23     Raleigh, NC     The Maywood



Jason Shi – guitar/ vocals

Andy Ellis – bass

Scott Key – drums

Jonah Citty – guitar


(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on ASG, click on the link below!

facebook: ASG

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MI Annex Presents: Metal Blade Records’ 30th Anniversary [unofficial] SXSW Day Party

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey


Metal Blade Records has teamed up with Musicians InstituteAnnex (formerly Emo’s Annex) and co-sponsors ‘stache media to bring you one of the heaviest day parties devastating the streets of Austin this March, featuring JOB FOR A COWBOY, CANCER BATS, BATTLECROSS, PILGRIM, GYPSYHAWK, EARLY GRAVES and MI band TRUCELINE. The bands will be hitting the infamous 6th Street location for 6 hours of metal and hard rock, celebrating the label’s 30th Anniversary, with doors opening at 11:30am. The party will be free of charge and open to the public.

Be sure to get there early as the first 100 people in will receive a swag bag filled with goodies provided by Metal Blade Records, Indie Merch, and ‘stache media. There will also be a raffle held for some bigger ticket items, provided by Metal Blade and Indie Merch.

And as if a free show and goodies wasn’t enough, our good friends over at Indie Merch have gone above and beyond the call of duty and contributed to the beer fund. So help us celebrate our 30th anniversary and join us for some great music, some killer giveaways and free beer while it lasts. And don’t forget to get your raffle ticket at the door for your chance to win some cool items from bands like As I Lay Dying, The Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, Goatwhore, Amon Amarth and more!

WHEN: Thursday, March 15 – Doors at 11:30am – 6:00pm

WHERE: MI Annex 522 E. 6th Street, Austin TX



(Source: Earsplit PR)

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NOT IN THE FACE – Austin Based Rock Duo To Perform At SXSW Festival

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on March 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As you prep your SXSW dance card, you’ll definitely want to add the Austin based duo, Not In The Face. These guys have been described by those in the know as; Grimy, gritty and raw – Low-Fi and boisterous with a Texas redneck attitude – blistering blues-pop – Righteous! – their songs reveal a mean streak and melodic sense that would make Paul Westerberg proud…like a punk rock Springsteen from the Deep South.


Live Reviews:

” (the) powerhouse two-piece stormed the stage with big , meaty riffs and a bluesy swagger that might invite comparisons to , say, the Black Keys, but which was infused with such a joy being alive that it felt positively Springsteen-ian” – Culturemap Austin

“…Opening a weeknight bill inside Emo’s , unassuming in every way, the drummer and guitarist proceeded to build from a rootsy garage groove that turned into an all out assault and an epic, Zepplin-esque climax that made Not in the Face the must-see act of the week…” – The Austin Chronicle

Not in the Face ” has the strength of Bruce Springsteen with the swagger of Johnny Cash channeling the electricity of Iggy Pop” –Republic of Austin

“The Austin duo cranks out catchy, energetic and dynamic Southern-tinged rock that will have you pumping your fist in the air one minute and crying into your beer the next.”  -KUT 90.5 Radio (Austin NPR Station)

“Their live show left me with my jaw hanging…It was hot, it was loud and it was fucking amazing.” – Windy City Rock


(Source: MAD Ink, PR)

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