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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

Coldsteel - American Idle - promo cover pic!

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!



HAVOK – Sepultura Cover Song Streaming At MetalSucks

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal albums with tags , , , , , on April 25, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Today the Metal-loving web moguls at MetalSucks premiere HAVOK’s rendition of “Arise” by Sepultura. The tune comes off the band’s forthcoming 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 Thrash hymns and two cover tracks: the aforementioned Sepultura cover and a HAVOKed version of Slayer’s “Postmortem/Raining Blood.”

Check out “Arise” at THIS LOCATION.

Point Of No Return will precede the band’s first European adventure beginning early May with Goatwhore, Angelus Apatrida and headliners 3 Inches of Blood. The Denver Thrash legion are currently on tour with Sepultura, Death Angel, and Krisiun. The North American Kairos Tour 2012 kicked off April 10 and will make its way through nearly three weeks worth of shows before coming to a close in New York City on April 30.

HAVOK w/ Sepultura, Death Angel, Krisiun [remaining dates]
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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HAVOK – Point Of No Return – 4 Song/2 Video EP Blazes With A Thrash Metal Assailment

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on April 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HAVOK – Releasing on May 22nd, 2012, on Candlelight Records, is the Point Of No Return EP from the Thrash Metal pack from Colorado, world known as HAVOK. This EP includes four songs and two music videos from Time Is Up, the band’s critically acclaimed Candlelight Records release from 2011. Two songs are brand new, along with two cover songs: (Sepultura) Arise and (Slayer) Postmortem/Raining Blood.

These young guns of Thrash Metal are one of the reasons why I feel confident about our beloved genre’s future. HAVOK plays their brand of Thrash Metal with abundant old school bite, while still sounding hellishly relevant. HAVOK admirably captures an aggressive sound with solid (not over-polished) production. These Thrashers come across with a commanding Metal presence, their astuteness with their instruments, coupled with the vocals of David Sanchez, allows their songs to sound so incredibly strong.

If you were blown away by the last full-length from HAVOK, you shall find this EP to be quite the Thrashing companion to that album. The intensity level that HAVOK plays at, on all four songs I’ve been consuming from this EP, is seriously riveting to my Metal senses. The title track alone is a Thrash Metal gemstone. Both Point Of No Return and From The Cradle To The Grave are guaranteed to ignite the adrenaline levels of any Thrash Metal connoisseur out there. I swear by that statement.

Just the thought of covering songs from superior Metal legends such as Slayer and (Classic) Sepultura makes me shudder. Timeless Thrash songs are just that. However, HAVOK rips and tears into Sepultura’s Arise and Slayer’s Post Mortem/Raining Blood. I admire the Thrash Metal allegiance that HAVOK has bestowed upon these classics and David Sanchez sings them with an air of reverence, in my Metal opinion.

A scorching listen and an absolute must buy is Point Of No Return from HAVOK. With the two videos as a bonus, this EP is yet another mandatory Metal recommendation that I am passing onto my fellow Metal brethren. Metal be thy name.


David Sanchez – lead vocals/guitars

Jesse De Los Santos – bass/vocals

Pete Webber – drums

Reece Scruggs – lead guitar/vocals


Point Of No Return – Track Listing:

Point Of No Return

From The Cradle To The Grave


Postmortem/Raining Blood

Covering Fire (Video)

D.O.A. (Video)


For more info on HAVOK, click on the links below:



MUNICIPAL WASTE – Debuts New Track From Forthcoming Album ‘The Fatal Feast’

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

The U.S. based Thrash Metal outfit MUNICIPAL WASTE have posted the first song from the band’s upcoming fifth studio album “The Fatal Feast” for streaming on Facebook. Head over to the official MUNICIPAL WASTE Facebook page at: to hear the title track, “The Fatal Feast”. The new album will be released April 10th (North America) and April 13th (EU) via Nuclear Blast Records.

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)



ELIMINATOR – Updates On New Jersey Thrash Metal Force: New Book, New Website, New Lineup, Announce Regional Live Dates

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

New Jersey Thrash act ELIMINATOR are confirmed for 2 regional shows in the area.  The band is excited to finally hit the road again, and their all-out Thrash assault should not be missed. The band has also announced that their new bassist will be Menschen Hasser, and their new touring drummer for the time being will be Jerry Bakman (who will be filling in while Samus of Decrepit Birth is up in Canada).

ELIMINATOR also has a new website.  Go shred with the band over at

Warchild, the brainchild of ELIMINATOR has also written his first book entitled “Open Your Eyes: Choose Silence”, which can be found on the band’s new website, along with some new t-shirts:!merchandise
The content of the book focuses on nihilistic themes in the aphoristic tradition of Friedrich Nietzsche. The second half of the book contains a lot of poetry, ranging in a wide variety of topics from love to religion.

(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)



THE PROPHECY²³ – German Thrash Metal Band Announce Their Second Album For 2012!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on January 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Recent News About Germany’s Brutal Thrash Metal Band: THE PROPHECY²³ 

THE PROPHECY²³ – After the overwhelming reviews of their first record “…To The Pit” and many crazy live-shows (i.a. WACKEN OPEN AIR 2011) THE PROPHECY²³ announce their second record GREEN MACHINE LASER BEAM.

It will be produced by Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner in the Kohlekeller Studios in January and February 2012. He already worked on chart-breaker like Crematory and Powerwolf. The second record of THE PROPHECY²³ will be released by MASSACRE RECORDS in spring/summer 2012. The cover artwork was again drawn by Marvin Clifford (MAD Magazine, etc.).

(Source: Massacre Records)

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ANTHRAX – Lead Vocalists Timeline, To Feed Your Metal Knowledge

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ANTHRAX – As I was looking & reading through some of my back issues of Metal Hammer over the weekend, I came across a “list” in the August 2011 issue. This list I’ve found especially valuable for my Metal knowledge. Maybe this list will be just as valuable for yours? The list is a timeline of all the lead vocalists for the ultra legendary Thrash Metal pioneers: ANTHRAX.

This timeline goes (gulp) all the way back to 1981 with John Connelly. Check this ANTHRAX timeline of lead vocalists out and memorize it. You never know when you’re gonna need this Metal knowledge!

ANTHRAX – Lead Vocalists Timeline:

1981 – John Connelly

1981 – Dirk Kennedy

1981 – 1982 – Jason Rosenfield

1982 – 1984 – Neil Turbin

1984 – Matt Fallon

1984 – 1992 – Joey Belladonna

1992 – 2005 – John Bush

2005 – 2007 – Joey Belladonna

2007 – 2009 – Dan Nelson

2009 – 2010 – John Bush

2010 – present – Joey Belladonna

(Source: Metal Hammer – August 2011, #220)

* Worship Music is the tenth studio album from ANTHRAX, released back on September 13th, 2011, on MEGAFORCE RECORDS.

* For more info on ANTHRAX, click on this link: ANTHRAX



ABOMINATION – Album Trailer Online Plus Free Track!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , on October 15, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Iconic old school Thrash/Death Metal outfit ABOMINATION has unveiled the trailer for the upcoming collection of their early works. Watch it at

Over 20 years after the release of their self-titled debut, U.S. based ABOMINATION (feat. Paul Speckmann) will re-release the legendary material from their early days. 

The album includes the records “Abomination” (1990) & “Tragedy Strikes” (1991) as well as multiple rare demo recordings plus the “The Final War” EP.

This double feature of a true underground legend is a must-have for all old school metalheads!
Make sure to get yourselves a copy of this unique Metal testimonial once it’s out on November 4th:

Now, you can download the song “Face In The Crowd”, take from the Final War (EP) for free:

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)



RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER – Signs To Candlelight Records

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Candlelight Records today confirms the worldwide signing of Thrashers RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER. The Philadelphia-based band is already working on their new album, titled Ghostmaker, expected for release early Spring 2012. The four-piece tested some of their new material via a string of regional shows this past weekend and expect to tour in support of the album once released.

Guitarist Ryan Moll comments, “we are psyched to be on Candlelight.” Sharing details about the ongoing recording he notes, “Right now we are in the studio working on our third and most intense release to date. This album promises to be the fastest, darkest, most relentless and insane album yet. It will contain some of the most bone-crushing, graveyard stomping, Frankenstein/Dracula/Wolfman hate-fuck riffage written thus far.”

Guitarist Matt Moore adds, “Our wretched new masterpiece will be finished soon enough. Each song has its own distinct and strange aura of speed, darkness, brute strength, violence, cunning, and power. Like any respectable band, we have raised the bar and taken on musical and lyrical concepts that would drive commoners insane. Faster. Louder. Darker. Crazier.”

Formed in 2002, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER dropped several underground releases, including a split 7″ inch and a live album, before signing with Relapse for their studio debut, Buried In the Front Yard, released October 2005. Blabbermouth called the record “a dynamic thrash album with roots in crossover, a musically talented cast, and loads of tongue-in-cheek cleverness.” The band would keep busy with additional split recordings, Speed N Spikes Vol. II (2008) and Urine Trouble / Nothing Defeats the Skull (2008) before getting back in to the studio for their second full length, Living for Death; Destroying the Rest also released by Relapse January 2009. The band supported Absu for a 22-date US/Canadian tour in April 2009, a tour with Deceased in 2010, and have been performing regionally since.

Living For Death, Destroying The Rest (2009)

RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER currently features guitarist/vocalist Matt Moore, bassist/vocalist Shawn Riley, drummer Pat Battaglia, and guitarist Ryan Moll.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER, click on the links below:




ELIMINATOR – Re-Releases “Breaking The Wheel” Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal albums, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , on July 5, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

NJ’s ELIMINATOR have re-released the sold out Breaking the Wheel album.  After a successful release, these Metal maniacs have reissued their debut album leaving many battered ear canals in their wake!  Cover artwork was done by legendary Metal artist Ed Repka (Megadeth, Venom, Death).

The band has also just released a cover of “Angel of Death” by SLAYER which can be viewed HERE

(Souce: Team All About The Music – Publicity)

* For more info on ELIMINATOR, click on the link below:




DESTRUCTION – Covers A DIO Classic ‘Stand Up And Shout’ With Legendary, Unyielding Thrash Intensity!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal albums with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

DESTRUCTION – The German Thrash Metal band Destruction released their eleventh studio album on March 8th, 2011, via Nuclear Blast America. On this immensely Thrash fortified album is the cover song of the DIO classic: Stand Up And Shout. Covering a legendary classic such as this song takes Metal balls… and Destruction are legends that can deliver the Thrashin’ goods. Destruction accomplished quite the Metal feat with their cover of Stand Up And Shout, creating an all-out Thrashtastic tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio, in my Metal opinion.

With their very own legendary Thrash style on Stand Up And Shout, Destruction tears it up and kicks some legitimate Metal ass. A Metal song that will be the battle cry of Metalheads for ions to come, Stand Up And Shout!!


Schmier – bass & vocals

Mike – guitars

Vaaver – drums

* Stand Up And Shout is a bonus track on Day Of Reckoning.

* For more info on DESTRUCTION, click on the link below:

DESTRUCTION – Official Website



GAMA BOMB – “Slam Anthem” Official Video: Animated and Thrashing

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal videos, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

GAMA BOMB – Released back on February 9, 2010, on Earache Records, Tales From The Grave In Space is a Thrash Metal album that mixes in spooky themes, plenty of good times-moshin’ vibes and a whole lot of Old School. The music video below is for the opening track on Tales From The Grave In Space: Slam Anthem. This video for Slam Anthem is animated and depicts war footage.

* Just click on the link below to download this Thrashtastic album from Gama Bomb, FREE!.. courtesy of Gama Bomb and Earache Records.


To read the Metal Odyssey overview on Tales From The Grave In Space, (posted back on December 3, 2010), just click the big header link below:

GAMA BOMB “Tales From The Grave In Space” – A Thrashin’, Moshin’, Old School Blowout!

* For more info on GAMA BOMB, click on the links below:

GAMA BOMB – myspace music





Posted in hard rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal albums, thrash metal bands, thrash metal music, thrash metal tours with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

DEATH ANGEL – In support of their new and incredible sixth studio album, Relentless Retribution, DEATH ANGEL will be touring the United States with one stop in Canada, beginning on January 30, 2011. Beginning in Raleigh, North Carolina and commencing on February 26, 2011, in the city that these Bay Area Thrash Metal Legends know very well… San Francisco California! EARLY MAN, LAZARUS A.D., BONDED BY BLOOD and HeXeN will be on tour with DEATH ANGEL as well! This looks to be a kick-ass tour of Old School joining forces with New School Thrash Metal!

* DEATH ANGEL – Relentless Retribution was released on September 14, 2010, on Nuclear Blast USA.


January 30 @ Volume 11, Raleigh, NC

January 31 @ The Casbah, NC

February 1 @ Jaxx, W. Springfield, VA

February 2 @ Crazy Donkey, Farmingdale, NY

February 3 @ Rocko’s, Manchester, NH

February 4 @ Club Hell, Providence, RI

February 5 @ Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY

February 6 @ Mod Club, Toronto, ON, Canada

February 7 @ Peabody’s, Cleveland, OH

February 8 @ Blondie’s, Detroit, MI

February 9 @ Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago, IL

February 10 @ Phoenix Hill Tavern, Louisville, KY

February 11 @ Riot Room, Kansas City, MO

February 12 @ Conservatory, Oklahoma City, OK

February 13 @ Numbers, Houston, TX

February 14 @ Emo’s, Austin, TX

February 15 @ White Rabbit, San Antonio, TX

February 16 @ Rail Club, Ft. Worth, TX

February 18 @ Club DV8, Tucson, AZ

February 19 @ Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ

February 20 @ Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA

February 21 @ Cheyenne Saloon, Las Vegas, NV

February 22 @ The Key Club, Hollywood, CA

February 23 @ Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA

February 24 @ The Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA

February 25 @ Lost On Main, Chico, CA

February 26 @ Slim’s, San Francisco, CA

(Source: DEATH ANGEL – Official Website)

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

DEATH ANGEL – MySpace Music Page

DEATH ANGEL – Official Website

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

EARLY MAN – myspace music page

EARLY MAN – Official Website of EARLY MAN

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

LAZARUS A.D. – myspace music

* For more info on HeXeN, just click on the link below:

HeXeN – myspace music

EARLY MAN will be touring to support their new studio album, DEATH POTION, released on July 20, 2010, on The End Records.

BONDED BY BLOOD will be touring to support their new studio album, EXILED TO EARTH, released on August 10, 2010, on Earache Records.

LAZARUS A.D. will be touring to support their 2009 studio album, THE ONSLAUGHT, released on March 3, 2009, on Metal Blade Records.

LAZARUS A.D. will also be supporting their sophomore release – Black River Flows, which is slated for a February 1st, 2011 release on Metal Blade Records!

HeXeN will be touring to support their 2008 studio album, STATE OF INSURGENCY, released on August 5, 2008, on OSM Records.





Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, heavy metal videos, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, Thrash Metal, thrash metal music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

OVERKILL – The second studio album from this legendary and pioneering Thrash Metal band was released back in 1987, on Megaforce Records, aptly titled – TAKING OVER. When I first heard OVERKILL, that was it. I was hooked. The vocals of Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth combined with the guitar speed and Thrashin’ raging sound that Bobby Gustafson is handing out on this Taking Over album is incredible. With D.D. Verni on bass and Rat Skates on drums… this was vintage OVERKILL. I can remember the days of staring at this Taking Over album cover and thinking two words: bad ass. OVERKILL will always be bad ass for this Metalhead, each and every passing day of my Metal lovin’ life.

In Union We Stand from the Taking Over album has always been a “Metal United” anthem for me. Here’s hoping you get the same Metal thrill from this song as I do!

* A while back, I wrote a mini review on Taking Over. It shouldn’t take too many words to convince someone just how unreal great this album is. You can read it by clicking on this link: OVER KILL – TAKING OVER

OVERKILL as they appeared on TAKING OVER:

Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth – vocals

D.D. Verni – bass & backing vocals

Bobby Gustafson – guitar

Rat Skates – drums



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