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Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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LOS ANGELES, CA – On December 10, 2013, American Recordings will reissue ten of Slayer’s seminal albums on vinyl. All ten albums will be available individually and were re-mastered from the original analog flat master tapes and pressed on the highest quality, 180-gram audiophile vinyl. Albums include all nine of Slayer’s studio recordings, Reign In Blood (1986), South of Heaven (1988), Seasons In The Abyss (1990), Divine Intervention (1994), Undisputed Attitude (1996), Diabolus In Musica (1998), God Hates Us All (2001), Christ Illusion (2006), and World Painted Blood (2009), plus their live double-record Decade of Aggression: Live (1991),

Each title will feature the original album artwork including reproductions of the original 12X12 inner sleeves. For the first U.S. run, 500 unmarked copies will be pressed on 180-gram, blood-red, colored vinyl and randomly inserted and sold in stores as part of a “lucky dip.”

As American Recordings’ owner and long-time Slayer producer Rick Rubin put it, “Slayer defines speed metal and these albums define Slayer. Listen at your own risk.”


Click link below for a chance to win 10 remastered Slayer vinyl albums!


(Source: SLAYER Facebook)

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COLDSTEEL Debuts Video For “America Idle” Title Track; Confirmed As Direct Support On Helloween’s North American Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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“Recession! Depression! Inflation! Taxation!” And you’re going to sit idly by and hope someone else does something about it? COLDSTEEL says “Hell No!” in the new video for the title track from this year’s thrashing return America Idle.

The video was filmed on location at President Grant’s Tomb in Harlem, NYC. Directed by Patrick Kendall and featuring yet another prime example of COLDSTEEL’s scorching riffs and unforgettable hooks, “America Idle” represents the kick in the ass the U.S. citizenry so desperately needed. Celebrate your Independence Day in rockin’ form with COLDSTEEL and join them in the fight!

Check out the video for America Idle below!


Troy Norr – Vocals

Eddie Campbell – Guitars

Joe Shavel – Guitars

Doug Odell – Bass

Hal Aponte – Drums


In other, equally exciting news, COLDSTEEL has been confirmed as direct support for the mighty HELLOWEEN on their North American Hellish Rock Tour in the fall!

Confirmed Dates Are As Follows:

Sep. 24 – New York, NY – Stage 48

Sep. 25 – Montreal, QUE – Club Soda

Sep. 26 – Quebec City, QUE – Theater Imperial

Sep. 28 – Toronto, OT – The Opera House

Sep. 29 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

Sep. 30 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes

Oct. 02 – Engelwood, CO – Gothic Theater

Oct. 03 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue

Oct. 05 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Oct. 07 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove

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Purchase America Idle at any of the following site links:






(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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HEMOPTYSIS – To Appear On The Kosher Komp Vol. 3

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on October 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Arizona Thrashers HEMOPTYSIS are featured on the Kosher Komp Vol. 3. It will be available for free download at this location.


A Band of Orcs, Acaro, Afterlife, Bloody Symphony, Cessation of Life, Cirka:sik, Dali Van Gogh, Fierce Allegiance, Flesh Engine, Hemoptysis, Mudface, Skarthia, Sylosis, and Tyrants Blood.

In other news, the band are currently in the process of writing new material for their follow-up to “Misanthropic Slaughter”, expected to be released in 2013.

Hemoptysis’ frontman Masaki Murashita comments:
“The new songs are definitely heavier and faster, and showcases the growth of the band. We are all stoked about recording these new songs and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it!”

You can purchase Hemoptysis’ debut Album Misanthropic Slaughter and/or merchandise at Hemoptysis Official Online Store to support the band and help fund their forthcoming release.

Upcoming Live Dates:

Wed, Nov 14 @ 910 Live, Tempe, AZ (w/ D.R.I.) Tickets are available at this location.

On the web:


(Source: Hemoptysis)



VENDETTA – German Thrash Metal Band Reveal New Lineup!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

VENDETTA are complete again!

Frank Schölch left the band some time ago due to personal reasons. The first new band member that joined VENDETTA was guitarist Michael “Opf” Opfermann.

Frank Heller, also a guitarist, completes VENDETTA’s new line-up. Frank already toured with the band from 2003 until 2005, but left the band before they recorded their album “Hate”.

Get VENDETTA’s latest album “Feed The Extermination” here:


Thomas “Lubber” Krämer – Drums

Michael “Opf” Opfermann – Guitar

Klaus “Heiner” Ullrich – Bass

Frank Heller – Guitar

Mario Vogel – Vocals



For more info on VENDETTA, click on the links below!



TITANS EVE – “Life Apocalypse” An Inferno Of Thrash From A Fast Rising Metal Battalion

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on July 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

TITANS EVE – 2012 has proven to be a quantum Metal leap forward for the Thrash Metal battalion from Vancouver, BC, known as Titans Eve. With their second full-length, Life Apocalypse, being released on July 13th, the Metal momentum for Titans Eve is on full-scale-Thrash-throttle. As an opening act for the legendary KORN back on June 29th, along with Summer tour dates opening for the supergroup KILL DEVIL HILL and also legendary ANVIL, Titans Eve is a Thrash force that have caught the attention of their Metal peer elite.

As I’ve listened to Life Apocalypse, I’ve come to realize that Titans Eve isn’t trying to sound like the other guys. Titans Eve hasn’t run off with old school fever. Titans Eve hasn’t caved into an over-swollen modern persona of sound either. Instead, Titans Eve truly plays their own scorching brand of Thrash Metal. Yes, the overall feel, vibe and sound that Titans Eve has tapped into has given me every reason to believe they will be around in another decade… or two.

When it pertains to level of heaviness, the Thrash from Titans Eve is not nearly as punishing as Slayer or present day Exodus, nevertheless, Titans Eve still plays Thrash in the heavy vein as ANVIL, AnthraxDeath Angel and Testament’s 1992’s offering The Ritual. Trust me, Titans Eve doesn’t need to go extreme, this band gets their Thrashin’ point across with admirable skill and polish.


Brian Gamblin’s vocals and the totality of musicianship is very refined and refreshing, with no glimmer of trying to strip things down to be acknowledged as “extra cool.” I’ve found Life Apocalypse to be free of any fillers, however, a musical detour is taken with A Wound That Never Heals and it’s a mellow break in the Thrash action. This instrumental is an excellent listen and legendary Thrash bands before Titans Eve have chilled out with a mid-tempo/mellow song and/or instrumental too.

Life Apocalypse is an inferno of Thrash to get your ears into. My favorite song here is Frozen In Time; still this album as a whole is a 2012 favorite. The shredding, sizzling solos, riffage, hammering rhythm section and gang vocals are all here, with confident, strong and expressive vocals from Brian Gamblin. With the young guns of Thrash, the likes of HemoptysisWarbringer, HAVOK, Bonded By Blood and Titans Eve, I can rest easy knowing that this beloved genre will remain a Metal force to be reckoned with for many, many years to come.

Buy Life Apocalypse and it will serve you Metal right. In keeping their sonic identity as unique as possible, Titans Eve have weaved decades of Thrash elements together and are undeniably real. Thrash Metal fans of any generation should appreciate what Titans Eve have created for quality songs on this album. Metal fans of any genre will know this is the stuff when they hear it too. Metal be thy name.


Brian Gamblin – Guitars and lead Vocals

Kyle Gamblin – guitars and vocals

Jesse Hord – bass

Casey Ory – drums


LIFE APOCALYPSE – Track Listing:

Overcast (Intro)

Destined To Die

Road To Ruin

Descension (Instrumental)

The Abyss

Life Apocalypse

A Wound That Never Heals (Instrumental)

Divided We Fall

Hollow Gods

Frozen In Time

The Void


For more info on TITANS EVE, click on the links below!




BONDED BY BLOOD “The Aftermath” – Releases On July 3rd, 2012, Via Earache Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on June 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

BONDED BY BLOOD – The third studio album, The Aftermath, from Southern California’s Thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD, will be released on July 3rd, 2012, on Earache Records. The Aftermath features new vocalist Mauro Gonzalez, formerly of Mutants of War.


Mauro Gonzalez – vocals

Juan Juarez – guitar

Carlos Regalado – Drums

Jessie Sanchez – Bass


For more info on BONDED BY BLOOD, click on the links below!!/officialbondedbyblood



MORTAL INFINITY – Digital Media Records Releasing “District Destruction” From German Thrashers MORTAL INFINITY On June 15th

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on May 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Canada’s Digital Media Records will release District Destruction from German Thrashers MORTAL INFNITY on June 15th. MORTAL INFINITY offers an album’s worth of surgically precise, immediately memorable, and frighteningly ferocious Thrash Metal. The album was recorded at Sound Lodge Studios from Joerg Uken (God Dethroned, Dew-Scented, etc), ensuring maximum riff crunch and laceration potential.

Taking influence from the likes not only the Bay Area (Exodus, Testament, etc) and German (Destruction, Kreator) scenes, but also acts like Slayer and Lamb of God, MORTAL INFINITY’s District Destruction is one debut album that plays like it was made by 20-year veterans.

District Destruction Cover Art & Track Listing:


Thrill to Kill

At Dawn of Death

Wake of Devastation


District Destruction

Condemned Rising

Radical Response

Sound of Brutality


Band Background:

Mortal Infinity is a Thrash Metal Band from Bavaria/Germany. The band combines their influences from old school Bands like Exodus, Testament, Pantera and Slayer with modern bands like Lamb of God to create their own trademark. Mortal Infinity was founded 2009 by lead singer Marc Doblinger and bass player Sigi Weinhart. After the usual changes in the early lineup, they hit the stage with guitar players Sebastian Unrath and Thomas Harlander, who both play rhythm and lead guitar, and Frank Fiedler on drums.

Early in 2011 Mathias Erber joined the band to fill in for bass player Sigi W. who quit to attend a university of applied sciences. Later that year Frank F. left the band because of his health issues, so Mathias E. switched to drums and Daniel Hofer joined Mortal Infinity as the new bass player.This is the line up that recorded the debut District Destruction at the Sound Lodge Studios with Joerg Uken (God Dethroned, Dew-Scented) late 2011.

May 2012 had a historic moment for the band when a contract was signed with Digital Media Records, a proud event for the band indeed. Mortal Infinity are playing numerous shows in Europe (e.g. Metalfest Austria with Megadeth) and looking forward to seeing you on the road!


Marc Doblinger – Vocals

Thomas Harlander – Rhythm Guitar

Sebastian Unrath – Lead Guitar

Daniel Hofer – Bass

Mathias Erber – Drums


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on MORTAL INFINITY, click on the link below!



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