Archive for thrash metal albums 2011

Wanna Know What’s Kicked My Metal Lovin’ Ass Recently?

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

I’m not going to tip-toe around the Metal bush here. I am revealing what has kicked my Metal lovin’ ass recently to the world. Enjoy:

Last night, (February 6th), I took in the Anthrax, Testament & Death Angel show at The Crocodile Rock Cafe, in Metal enriched Allentown, Pennsylvania. These three legendary Metal bands kicked my Metal lovin’ ass into submission. I was joined by Metal buddies Danielle and Lee for this show and the three of us can agree about last evening’s Metal experience with these words: Good Metal times. I will be writing in more Metal detail, just how fun and Metal Thrashin’ Mad the night really was, within the next few days. There’s a couple of cool pics from this Metal experience too.

REVOCATION released Chaos Of Forms back on August 16th, 2011 via Relapse Records and it has served me Metal right. Oh, yes, it has kicked my Metal lovin’ ass from top to bottom. If you are in desperate need of listening to a Thrash Metal album that is so damn intense with its vocal aggression, guitar driven bliss, bass pummeling and percussion pounding assault, then buy Chaos Of Forms and thank the Metal Gods that this band exists. Metal be thy name.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL IS THE LAW.

Stone.

ELM STREET – Raises Some Impressive Hell With Their Debut METAL Assault: Barbed Wired Metal

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, traditional metal with tags , , , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

ELM STREET – Releasing on November 18th, via Massacre Records, is the debut album from Elm Street. Melbourne, Australia is where Elm Street calls home, while Traditional Metal with impressive melodic and speed guitar leanings is their calling card. Forming back in 2003, Elm Street have paid their Metal dues, now it’s time the entire world gets to hear their Metal. Elm Street dishes out an impressive listen into speed, crunch and wallop with their Metal and the barrage of their Metal brand doesn’t cease from the opening track Barbed Wire Metal to the closer Metal Is The way.

With gang vocals and melodic guitar leads and solos abounding, Elm Street reveals they have more Metal goodies hidden inside their Metal bag O’ tricks than I first suspected. It’s difficult to not get dazed and simultaneously enthused by the fret work of Aaron Adie on lead guitar, coinciding with the iron-lined vocals of Ben Batres. Whoa, can Elm Street take Traditional Metal elements and swirl them into a batch of notable songs, with marked originality, making for a bona fide Metal album.

Tomislav Perkovic is key on drums, (impressive) Tomislav keeps the beat in an amazingly solid way, while adding horns to the sky fills where it necessitates. King Of Kings and Merciless Soldier may best be the songs that defines everything about Elm Street, from their speed and heaviness to the thundery rhythm section, this band is tight. Throw in my Metal notion that Elm Street sounds like a band that’s been making albums for a couple of decades and my Metal awe-meter alarm has sounded.

If I had to pick a favorite song from Barbed Wire Metal, it would be Merciless Solider. Then again, with this album, picking a favorite song is not an easy Metal task. Merciless Soldier just booms with that “take it to the hills and defeat thy enemy” victory vibe. Elm Street closes out this ultra-fine debut album of their Metal with the appropriate Metal Is The Way. An outstanding song to finish off Barbed Wire Metal and I consummately agree with Elm Street: Metal Is The Way! It’s A Way Of Life! 

Metal be thy name, this Elm Street band is real good.

ELM STREET:

Ben Batres – vocals & rhythm guitar

Aaron Adie – lead guitar

Brendan Farrugia – bass guitar

Tomislav Perkovic – drums

Barbed Wire Metal – Track List:

Barbed Wire Metal

The Devil’s Servants

Elm St’s Children

Heavy Metal Power

King Of Kings

Leatherface

Merciless Soldier

Metal Is The Way

* Album artwork by the legendary Ed Repka (Megadeth, Municipal Waste, Death)

* For more info on ELM STREET, click on the links below:

ELM STREET – facebook

MASSACRE RECORDS

LONG LIVE ELM STREET.

Stone.

HEMOPTYSIS – Release Video For: M.O.D.

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on October 25, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Arizona Thrashers HEMOPTYSIS have released a music video for the track “M.O.D.,” taken from their latest album Misanthropic Slaughter. The video was shot earlier this month in an abandoned warehouse in Vail, AZ. Production and direction came courtesy of Sean Sinerius and Robert Jaime at Big Shot Studios. To check out the video for “M.O.D.” visit:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRy7sW7cxlU.

HEMOPTYSIS guitarist/vocalist Masaki Murashita made this statement about the video, “We are very excited to release the video for “M.O.D.” We shot the video in Vail, Arizona with Big Shot Studios, the same company that filmed “Shadow of Death.” We had a blast shooting this video and we hope our fans enjoy it.”

In other HEMOPTYSIS news, the band has announced the following live dates:

Saturday, November 5th @ Chasers in Scottsdale, AZ

Saturday, November 12th at Boomers in Las Vegas, NV

For details, visit www.hemoptysismetal.com.

(Source: Hemoptysis)

LONG LIVE HEMOPTYSIS.

Stone.

ELIMINATOR – Entire New Album “The One They Were Waiting For” Streaming On Metal Underground

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal albums with tags , , , , , , , on September 17, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

The next step in the ELIMINATOR evolution coming in the form of their latest full length album The One They Were Waiting For can be heard in its entirety for free at MetalUnderground.com. The album is sure to challenge listeners as to what Heavy Metal really is as these pioneers enter untouched waters.

The entire album can be heard via MetalUnderground.com HERE!

The One They Were Waiting For is available through Obskure Sombre Records HERE!

(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity)

LONG LIVE ELIMINATOR.

Stone.

TRUTH CORRODED – Sign European/Japan Deal With: ULTIMHATE RECORDS

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Australian Thrash Metal band TRUTH CORRODED have signed a European / Japan deal with ULTIMHATE RECORDS (www.ultimhate-records.com) for the release of the band’s latest album, Worship The Bled. The label will release the album on September 16th with the band following up the release with a European tour in early 2012.

Commenting on the deal, TRUTH CORRODED bass guitarist Greg Shaw states: “The band is extremely pleased to be a part of the label. ULTIMHATE RECORDS have a great and diverse range of bands, and we feel our sound has found the perfect label to represent us in Europe and Japan. Furthermore, like our Australian label (TRUTH INC RECORDS) it is run by musicians who know the industry from going into battle for their own music. After years of hard work to get where we are it is great to be working with a label that has a shared experience and work ethic. The label has been very supportive and plans for touring in support of the album in Europe were put into place immediately. For us this is an aim we have long fought for, and we look foward to taking our music to Europe and building our profile further.

Worship The Bled features Kevin Talley (SIX FEET UNDER, MISERY INDEX, DAATH, CHIMAIRA) on drums and was mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren of SCAR SYMMETRY at Black Lounge Studio in Avesta, Sweden. Artwork for the album was designed by Bjoern Gooses of KILLUSTRATIONS (ABORTED, DEW SCENTED).

Kevin Talley also comments his participation drumming on Worship The Bled, “I really enjoyed playing on this album. There are many different types of beats and a variety of tempos. Great band!”

(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity)

* For more info on TRUTH CORRODED, click on the links below:

www.truthcorroded.com

www.facebook.com/truthcorroded

www.reverbnation.com/truthcorroded

www.myspace.com/truthcorroded

www.ultimhate-records.com

LONG LIVE TRUTH CORRODED.

Stone.

LAZARUS A.D. – Headlining: No Prisoners No Mercy 2011 Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Wisconsin Thrash Metallers LAZARUS A.D. are set to hit the road on the band’s first headlining tour with the band taking on local support at each stop. The No Prisoners No Mercy Tour takes the band through NYC, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Baltimore, and more on this 14 date run kicking off in Rochester, NY on July 22. The band’s July 24th stop in Montreal at the HEAVY MTL FESTIVAL 2011 sees the band playing with the likes of KISS, Motörhead, Anthrax, and Children Of Bodom just to name a few.

Vocalist Jeff Paulick comments; “Heading back out on the road, finally we are headlining. Are we big enough to headline who knows and who the fuck cares. We finally get a chance to play all the songs we have wanted to play for a long time. This isn’t going to be some shit ass 20 minute set you can count on it. See you all at the show we can’t wait to party with everyone on the road.”

Lazarus A.D.’s latest album, Black Rivers Flow, is available everywhere now. The album debuted at #35 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums chart and #86 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart. Black Rivers Flow also charted at #90 in Canada on the Hard Music charts. Their latest video, The Ultimate Sacrifice, can be seen now HERE.

Lazarus A.D. is:

Jeff Paulick – Bass/Lead Vocals
Dan Gapen – Lead Guitar / Vocals
Alex Lackner – Guitar
Ryan Shutler – Drums

No Prisoners No Mercy 2011 Tour:

July 23 – Auburn, ME @ Velvet Underground
July 24 – Montreal, Canada @ Parc-Jean Drapeau – Heavy MTL Festival
July 25 – Toronto, Canada @ Hard Luck
July 26 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s
July 27 – Kingston, NY @ The Basement
July 28 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
July 29 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar and Grill
July 30 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
July 31 – Frederick, MD @ Krug’s Place
Aug 01 – Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
Aug 02 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Aug 03 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie Rock club
Aug 06 – Thornville, OH @ Woodshock Festival

(Source: Metal Blade Records)

* For more information on LAZARUS A.D., click on the links below:

LAZARUS A.D. – Official Website

LAZARUS A.D. – myspace music

METAL BLADE RECORDS

LONG LIVE LAZARUS A.D.

Stone.

ANTHRAX – Fight’em ’til You Can’t: New Song As A Free Download! It Shreds and It Generates Thrash Metal Euphoria!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal albums, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

ANTHRAX – Yes, I like so many other countless Anthrax, Metal and Thrash Metal fans am extremely psyched-out from hearing the NEW Anthrax song: Fight’em ’til You Can’t. Plus… in case you haven’t heard yet and you live in a remote cave in the Maine woods… this new Anthrax song is available as a FREE download! That’s what I wrote: FREE! You can click here ANTHRAX – Official Website to get your free download of this blazingly Thrashin’ mad song now!

I will readily admit, that once I learned about this new Anthrax song being available for a free download (on twitter yesterday), I was happier than a Metal pig in mud. (Fight’em till’ You Can’t was made available on Friday, June 24th). I’ll say this, it was all the Metal buzz on twitter yesterday, once the press and all of us fellow Metalheads had this new Thrash dosage of Anthrax fueling our brains! Metal be thy name and ring that Thrash Metal bell… cause Anthrax has some new material!

This free download was made available by Anthrax as a “thank you” to all of their loyal fans. The new Anthrax album (tenth overall) Worship Music is slated for a September 13th, 2011 release! This release date is the day before Anthrax takes the stage at Yankee Stadium as members of The Big 4: Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth. Hallelujah, Thrash Metal reigns supreme!

With legendary vocalist Joey Belladonna back at the mic on Fight’em till You Can’t, the Thrashin’ situation couldn’t get any better than this! Hard to believe, it’s been over twenty years since the last Joey Belladonna fronted Anthrax album (1990’s Persistence Of Time) and the time is now that Anthrax has delivered! Worship Music will be the first studio album from Anthrax since 2003’s (John Bush fronted) We’ve Come For You All. Um, Stone is quite elated.

In all Metal honesty, Fight’em till You Can’t is a tremendous Thrash Metal song. From the lyrics and insanely memorable guitar riffs and solo, this is vintage Anthrax at their Thrashin’ finest. Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano tear it up. Charlie Benante on drums sounds terrific as usual, along with Frank Bello on bass. Old School.

Joey sounds excellent on vocals and he brings back that real Old School vibe that this legendary band is so known for and glistens with. I’m guilty of whining for any new material from Anthrax for a long, long time now. My Metal whining is over. Thank you Anthrax for getting it all together and making it real for the fans… both young and Old School!

ANTHRAX:

Joey Belladonna – vocals

Scott Ian – guitar

Rob Caggiano – guitar

Frank Bello – bass

Charlie Benante – drums

* For more info on ANTRHAX and the free download, click the link below:

ANTHRAX – Official Website

LONG LIVE ANTHRAX.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

Hemoptysis – To Be Interviewed On Metalhead Radio by DJ Buz: Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

HEMOPTYSIS – Arizona thrashers Hemoptysis will be interviewed on Metalhead Radio by DJ Buz this Saturday June 25, 2011 at 10:00 P.M. EST. DJ Buz will discuss all things Hemoptysis with Masaki, Travis, and Sanao, as well as a full broadcast of the debut album Misanthropic Slaughter. To listen to this broadcast, tune in to Metalhead Radio HERE.

Hemoptysis full length debut Misanthropic Slaughter is now available in stores throughout Europe via Rock It Up Records, the European version includes the music video for Shadow of Death as a bonus feature. Digital copies of Misanthropic Slaughter are available through iTunes, physical copies can be purchased worldwide at this location.

(Source: Hemoptysis)

For updated news on Hemoptysis:

HEMOPTYSIS – Official Website

HEMOPTYSIS – myspace music

HEMOPTYSIS – Facebook

http://masakimurashita.com

Masaki Murashita – Official facebook

LONG LIVE HEMOPTYSIS.

Stone.

Speed\Kill/Hate Guitarist Dave Linsk To Chat On Metalhead Radio.Com: Friday, May 20th!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal albums, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

SPEED\KILL/HATE guitarist Dave Linsk [who also plays with the legendary OVERKILL] will be chatting live on the air with MetalheadRadio.com’s DJ Rob tomorrow [May 20th] at 6:30PST.

Head over to METALHEADRADIO.COM tomorrow during DJ Rob’s Metal Asylum show to hear the thrash titan give the scoop on the new SPEED\KILL/HATE album, Out For Blood.

“Speed/Kill/Hate is a fine example of what NY thrash can be today. There’s the gritty, street-wise feel to it. Not too polished. Not too complacent. And with the right amount of edge to make it interesting. Out For Blood is just that. It wants your hard earned blood and sweat and it takes no prisoner in getting it.” – Battle Helm

“The band doesn’t sound as if they’ve missed a beat here on Out For Blood, so locked-in and turned-on is the aggro ‘n blitzkrieg level. – Metal Army America [Rating: B]

“One of this year’s most amazing, brutalizing and spine snapping Thrash Metal albums.”Metal Odyssey

“An admirable thrash metal record that manages to sound vital and modern in the current metal scene, without ever betraying the most defining and essential traits of the style.”  – Scratch the Surface Webzine

(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on Speed\Kill/Hate, click on the links below:

SPEED\KILL/HATE – facebook

http://www.speedkillhate.com/

http://www.myspace.com/officialspeedkillhate

http://www.hammerfistrecords.com/

http://www.davelinsk.com/

LONG LIVE SPEED\KILL/HATE.

Stone.

HEMOPTYSIS “Misanthropic Slaughter” – Debut Album Is CAN’T MISS Thrash Metal For 2011 and Beyond!

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

HEMOPTYSIS Real Thrash Metal will never say die or succumb to the mainstream. Metal, albeit Death or Black, grows stronger each day, one band and fan at a time. Old School Thrash Metal combined with a fresh and real sound of Extreme Metal, encompassing both Death and Black Metal influences is being played now by a young generation of talented Metal musicians. Thank the Metal Gods they are out there.

One such real and talented Metal band that fits this Metal mold and has risen from the pack is Phoenix Arizona’s very own HEMOPTYSIS… and their brand of Thrash Metal is to be heard and reckoned with. This isn’t carbon copy Thrash Metal that HEMOPTYSIS is unleashing on their debut full-length album Misanthropic Slaughter, (which is being self-released on March 8, 2011). Instead, this is about a Thrashing Extreme Metal torch being being lit by this band… and HEMOPTYSIS knows how to keep it’s F’n sacred Thrash Metal fire burning.

The first time Misanthropic Slaughter entered my ears, a realization flooded through my Metal mind and veins that HEMOPTYSIS is a band that cannot be stopped nor contained… not when the Thrash I’m hearing is this staggering. How on Earth can HEMOPTYSIS be an unsigned band? Some may question my Metal enthusiasm here… I respond by stating: this is a band that has 0% tolerance for pretentious Metal and has administered to my ears an original sound, that is bad ass personified.

What HEMOPTYSIS has created here with Misanthropic Slaughter, is a Thrash Metal album that has brought back an excitement that I’ve been yearning for from an “up and coming” Thrash Band (or any young Metal Band) for quite a few years now. From beginning to end, this album is a non-stop Metal high for me. Masaki Murashita on vocals is as original as they come, sounding as if he has ascended from the fiery and evil depths of inner Earth to spread his Metal mandate upon us all. In all my years of being a Thrash Metal loyalist, I can bravely admit Masaki’s vocals are the driving force behind HEMOPTYSIS being an Extreme Thrash presence.

One explicit identity of Masaki’s vocals is there being a defined trait of Death Metal fusing with Black Metal. Shades of multiple Metal genres will inevitably appear within the music of a new Metal Band, our beloved Metal genres influence is due to their decades of survival and acute dominance. Thank you Mr. Murashita, may I please have more? Masaki’s guitar licks alongside lead guitarist Ryan Miller are stuff of Thrash legend in another two decades from now… or much sooner. And I’ll add, that Masaki can light it up with an insane guitar solo on The Cycle, making his double Metal threat as vocalist and guitarist extremely formidable.

The sound clarity and across the board production on Misanthropic Slaughter is top tier quality. With “Grammy Award” winning producer Ryan Greene at the helm (Megadeth, Authority Zero, NOFX) Misanthropic Slaughter comes alive with an enriched sonic potency, with each instrument being played never succumbing to any hinderances. After my first few thorough listens to this album, I’m astonished it is a debut offering from HEMOPTYSIS… the songwriting, vocals and playing is that mature.

To say all eleven songs on Misanthropic Slaughter burn with an intensity of unreal speed and driving Thrash Metal force sounds rather cliche’, only it is the DAMNED Metal truth! My God has a new Thrash Metal Band crossed my Metal path and set me F’n Metal straight! The grand thing about it all, is that I never expected this! The solo’s that Ryan Miller turns loose on this album are F’n mind blowing. Period. Impending Doom, And The World Dies… it doesn’t make a difference, every ruthless guitar lead and solo that Ryan Miller assaults my eardrums with has me asking: Thank you Mr. Miller, may I please have more?

Yes, the unyielding combination of Masaki Murashita and Ryan Miller I have exposed… and for admirable Metal reasons. However, there is the Thrashin’ and Metal groovin’ rhythm combo of Sunao Arai on bass and Travis Thune on drums. Sunao and Travis make this album’s Metal sound rise to a stunning level, thanks in part to both of them penetrating any hollow cavity of silence with their thunderous beats. Sunao’s bass and Travis’s drums are vital in making these songs rage along at such a precise and breathtaking Thrash pace! If there is any better way to describe Sunao and Travis as players, then I’ll anoint them as the Thunder Gods of HEMOPTYSIS right now and be Metal done with it. Thank you Mr. Arai and Mr. Thune, may I please have more?

Yes Virginia, there is a Metal Claus and he delivered the Thrash Metal package to my Metal door. That Thrashin’ and Extreme lined package is Misanthropic Slaughter. At times, there is Metal melody that seeps out of that guitar of Ryan Miller’s and that is a favorable attribute. Masaki Murashita has given the Thrash Metal genre a whole new voice to identify with and that too, is a favorable attribute.

Hearing HEMOPTYSIS is Metal believing. There is a strong crossover appeal with HEMOPTYSIS, Thrash Metal, Metal, Death Metal and Black Metal fans can all benefit from Misanthropic Slaughter. There are no gimmicks or commercial leanings to be found and dissected here, it’s all about the songs, the real and meteoric Thrash Metal which empower’s me to state: Misanthropic Slaughter is an album that has CAN’T POSSIBLY MISS radiating from it’s every Metal nook and evil cranny. Metal be thy name.

METAL ODYSSEY AWARDS MISANTHROPIC SLAUGHTER: 5 OUT OF 5 METAL FISTS!

THE METAL WORLD HAS A NEW PIT BULL IN IT’S BACKYARD… IT’S HEMOPTYSIS.

ANY METAL RECORD LABEL IN IT’S RIGHT MIND SHOULD HAVE HEMOPTYSIS: SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED FOR THE VAST WORLD OF METAL HUNGRY FANS.

* Misanthropic Slaughter releases on March 8, 2011 and will be available through iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.com.

* HEMOPTYSIS “have been dubbed” the 2009 and 2010 “Metal Artist Of The Year” by The Los Angeles/Phoenix Music Awards.

* HEMOPTYSIS has 13 endorsements, which include: Jackson Guitars, KRANK Amplification, PEAVEY, EMG Pickups, Coffin Case and In Tune Guitar Picks Inc. to name a many few.

* Misanthropic Slaughter is the follow-up to the this band’s critically acclaimed EP – Who Needs A Sheppard?

* For more info on HEMOPTYSIS, just click on the links below:

HEMOPTYSIS – Official Website

HEMOPTYSIS – REVERBNATION

HEMOPTYSIS – myspace music

HEMOPTYSIS – Facebook

HEMOPTYSIS:

Masaki Murashita – vocals & guitar

Ryan Miller – lead guitar

Sunao Arai – bass

Travis Thune – drums

Misanthropic Slaughter Track Listing:

Misanthropic Slaughter

Hopeless

M.O.D.

Impending Doom

And The World Dies

Interlude

The Cycle

Blood Storm

Shadow of Death

Hadephobia

End of Sorrow

LONG LIVE HEMOPTYSIS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SODOM “In War And Pieces” – Releases January 11, 2011 In U.S.!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

SODOM – Taking a Thrash Metal swath through four decades now, Germany’s very own SODOM is back with studio album #13 – In War And Pieces. Led by founding member and Thrash Metal legend Tom Angelripper, (bass & vocals), SODOM is proving their once again back to kick our Thrash loyal asses!

Since their debut album of 1986 – Obsessed By Cruelty, SODOM has forged their name upon Metal history as one of Germany’s pioneering Thrash Metal bands. Thrash Metal never sleeps or quits and SODOM is delivering their wake-up call to the world with In War And Pieces.

In War And Pieces will be released on Steamhammer/SPV, on January 11, 2011, in the United States. In War And Pieces has already been released in Germany on November 19, 2010 and in Europe on November 22, 2010.

SODOM As They Appear On In War And Pieces:

Tom Angelripper – bass & vocals

Bernd “Bernemann” Kost – guitars

Bobby Schottkowski – drums

* Markus “Makka” Freiwald – current drummer

* Release Formats For In War And Pieces:

Limited Edition Digipak contains bonus live CD of tracks from Wacken 25th Anniversary Show in 2007

Double LP Gatefold – blood red vinyl with 1 bonus track: Murder One

Standard CD Version and Digital Download

* For more info on SODOM, click here: SODOM – myspace music

(Above: Digipak Edition)

Track Listing For In War And Pieces:

In War and Pieces

Hellfire

Through Toxic Veins

Nothing Counts More Than Blood

Storm Raging Up

Feigned Death Throes

Soul Contraband

God Bless You

The Art of Killing Poetry

Knarrenheinz

Styptic Parasite

LONG LIVE SODOM.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

LAZARUS A.D. “Black Rivers Flow” – Releases On February 1st, 2011!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

LAZARUS A.D. – The sophomore release from Wisconsin’s very own Thrashin’ and Metal bashin’ LAZARUS A.D. will be released on February 1st, 2011, on the legendary Metal Blade Records. Their new album is titled: Black Rivers Flow and it is destined to be one of the most sought after Metal releases of 2011!

* Black Rivers Flow was recorded during July and August of 2010, at Belle City Sound with Chris Djuricic. James Murphy mixed and mastered Black Rivers Flow at Safehouse Production.

* For more info on LAZARUS A.D., just click on the links below:

LAZARUS A.D. – myspace music

METAL BLADE RECORDS

LAZARUS A.D.:

Jeff Paulick – bass & lead vocals

Dan Gapen – lead guitar & vocals

Alex Lackner – guitar

Ryan Shutler – drums

Track Listing For Black Rivers Flow:

American Dreams

The Ultimate Sacrifice

The Strong Prevail

Black Rivers Flow

Casting Forward

Light A City (Up In Smoke)

Through Your Eyes

Beneath The Waves Of Hatred

Eternal Vengeance

LAZARUS A.D. are a supporting Metal force for undisputed legends of Thrash Metal… DEATH ANGEL, on their North American Retribution Tour. Other supporting Thrash Metal warriors for DEATH ANGEL are: EARLY MAN, BONDED BY BLOOD and HEXEN. To view the complete schedule for this North American Retribution Tour, just click on the large header below!

DEATH ANGEL – 2011 NORTH AMERICAN RETRIBUTION TOUR – DATES LISTED!

LONG LIVE LAZARUS A.D.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

TANKARD “VO(L)UME 14” – Releases In North America February 22nd, 2011!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

TANKARD – For three decades and counting, one constant in Thrash Metal has been the legendary, German Thrash Metal formation known as – TANKARD. On February 22, 2011, TANKARD will be releasing their 14th studio album titled: VO(L)UME 14. This new studio album of ten songs will be released on Germany’s AFM Records. With the likes of ONSLAUGHT and now TANKARD releasing new studio albums in early 2011, this coming year is turning out to be… THRASH and BURN!

TANKARD has stood the test of Metal time with their beer soakin’, mind splittin’, amplifier burnin’ and decades scorchin’ Thrash Metal brand. Not backing down to any corporate oil fool, TANKARD have taken their disgust for the BP Gulf Coast oil spill and turned it into a Thrash Metal headline with Black Plague (BP). Taking a Thrashin’ stand against BP is what I call Thrash Metal justice… smacking down the Thrash Metal gavel… that’s TANKARD.

It is a blue collar, Old School, party fueled, 100% proof, (gasp) fun and stick-it-to-the-man Thrash Metal band like TANKARD that supplements Stone’s Metal lovin’ life. Metal be thy name.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on TANKARD, just click on the links below:

TANKARD – Official Website

TANKARD – myspace music

AFM Records

TANKARD:

Andreas “Gerre” Geremia – vocals

Frank Thorwarth – bass

Olaf Zissel – drums

Andy Gutjahr – guitar

Track Listing For VO(L)UME 14:

Time Warp

Rules For Fools

Fat Snatchers (The Hippo Effect)

Black Plague (BP)

Somewhere In Nowhere

The Agency

Brain Piercing Of Death

Beck’s In The City

Condemnation

Weekend Warriors

LONG LIVE TANKARD.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL… METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

ONSLAUGHT “Sounds Of Violence” – Releases In North America February 8th, 2011!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

ONSLAUGHT – England’s legendary Thrash Metal ambassadors are back again! ONSLAUGHT will be having their new studio album Sounds Of Violence released in North America on February 8th, 2011! Sounds Of Violence will be released on Germany’s AFM Records. This new ONSLAUGHT album was recorded and produced in the renowned Hansen-Studios in Ribe, Denmark (Destruction, Heathen, Mercenary). ONSLAUGHT have already confirmed a headlining European tour, joined by Suidakra and Debauchery in April of 2011. Appearances on some of the biggest European Festivals throughout 2011 have also been confirmed.

* ONSLAUGHT released their first studio album, Power From Hell, back in 1985. Other ONSLAUGHT studio albums: The Force (1986), In Search Of Sanity (1989) and Killing Peace (2007).

ONSLAUGHT:

Sy Keeler – vocals

Nige Rockett – guitar

Andy Rosser-Davies – lead guitar

Jeff Williams – bass

Steve Grice – drums

* International release dates for Sounds Of Violence:

Japan – January 12th, 2011

Europe – January 28th, 2011

USA/North America – February 8th, 2011

(Sources: Earsplit PR and Onslaught myspace music)

* For more info on ONSLAUGHT, click here: ONSLAUGHT – myspace music

Track Listing For Sounds Of Violence:

Into The Abyss

Born For War

The Sound Of Violence

Code Black

Rest In Pieces

Godhead

Hatebox

Antitheist

Suicideology

End Of The Storm

Bomber

* Bomber is a cover song of the Motörhead classic, which features guest appearances by Phil Campbell (Motörhead) and Tom Angelripper (Sodom).

* This cover song of Bomber, was released on December 17, 2010. It can be purchased at Itunes, Amazon and HMV Digital. * On the ONSLAUGHT myspace page, it states: “All profits from this single release are to be donated to the Help For Heroes charity.” A gigantic Metal kudos goes out to ONSLAUGHT  and AFM Records for this act of charity! Help For Heroes is an incredibly reputable charity that raises funds to help support wounded British Armed Forces veterans.

* To learn more about Help For Heroes, click here: Help For Heroes

LONG LIVE ONSLAUGHT.

Stone.

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