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DESTRUCTION – Mexico Tour Dates For April/May 2015

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

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As reported on the Destruction Facebook page:

MEXICO here we come!!! Looks like one more concert will be added ASAP! Have a look at the tour poster, those shows are confirmed already!


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TESTAMENT – More “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Tour Dates Added

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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**Please Note: Tickets and VIP Packages for the dates below go on sale this Friday, February 27th, 2015**


04/24/15 @ The International – Knoxville, TN

04/26/15 @ Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

04/28/15 @ The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD

04/29/15 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

04/30/15 @ Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

05/02/15 @ Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH


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DESECRATOR – Supporting HIRAX On Thrash Metal Maniacs European Tour

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , on February 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Australia’s DESECRATOR are joining the legendary HIRAX on its Thrash Metal Maniacs European Tour in March. Also on the bill are the UK’s Past The Fall and Mexico’s PIRANA.  Check out the promo video for the tour below:

DESECRATOR recently released new single “Red Steel Nation,” along with the video that can be viewed at this location. The video was written, produced, and directed by Robert Taylor of Phanterror Video, with cinematography by Taylor and Jeff Hann.

The single follows the band’s critically acclaimed EP Down to Hell.  Stream and/or buy Down to Hell, as well as debut album Live til Death and more at Down to Hell is also available in digital format from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Spotify.

Bred on an ideal that music should have power and fed on a hunger to bring back True Thrash Metal with intensity and ferocity, DESECRATOR  are one band that you simply must experience. With a sound that has been compared to early TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL and SACRED REICH, DESECRATOR’s twin guitar attack, punishing rhythm section and blood-soaked vocals have won over old guard thrashers and brought along a new generation of fans.

Enthusiastic industry response powered DESECRATOR’s meteoric ascent, while the band slayed audiences on stage in Australia alongside FORBIDDEN, WARBRINGER, MORTAL SIN, HOBB’S ANGEL OF DEATH, MACABRE, HAVOK and TOXIC HOLOCAUST. The band’s first international tour through Southeast Asia served to further cement the band’s reputation as a forced to be reckoned with in the live arena.

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Formed in 2008 by guitarist/vocalist Riley Strong, Melbounre’s DESECRATOR quickly gained popularity in their home country of Australia, releasing a self-titled demo and touring with bands such as FORBIDDEN, WARBRINGER, MORTAL SIN, HOBB’S ANGEL OF DEATH, MACABRE and TOXIC HOLOCAUST. In 2011 they released debut album Live til Death. Recorded at the iconic ‘Arthouse’ in Melbourne, and mixed/mastered in Germany by acclaimed Thrash producer Harris Johns, Live til Death. was released as a limited edition CD (666 hand-numbered copies). Live til Death. gained widespread acclaim for its uniqueness as a live album debut release and its raw, uncompromising Thrash Metal attack.

DESECRATOR toured substantially in 2012 after releasing Live til Death, which included their D.I.Y.S.E.A tour of Southeast Asia. Guitarist Luke Anticevic was replaced by Scottie Anning after Luke joined HOBBS’ ANGEL OF DEATH, and DESECRATOR continued to tour in support of the album.

 DESECRATOR entered the studio in early 2013 to record their follow-up EP Down to Hell.. After the recording was completed, bassist Mano Lygnos and drummer Matt Woolhouse departed the band and were replaced by Paulie Tipping and Jared Roberts, respectively. Harris Johns was again tapped to master Down to Hell and DESECRATOR released it independently as a two-side, limited edition splatter-vinyl LP. Down to Hell. was favourably received by fans and critics alike, with reviewers praising Riley Strong’s progressive songwriting and DESECRATOR’s indefatigable live shows.

The new DESECRATOR lineup hit the ground running and toured Australia extensively in 2013 and 2014 in support of Down to Hell, playing alongside bands such as MALIGNANT MONSTER, DREADNAUGHT, KING PARROT, HAVOK, GRAVE, WEHRMACHT, D.R.I, ABIGAIL, TANKARD, SEPULTURA, IN FLAMES and TRIVIUM.


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Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Nuclear Blast:

Get ready to mosh in the privacy of your own home, because multiple Grammy-nominated thrash masters ANTHRAX have announced the release of “Chile On Hell”, a live-in-concert DVD that is due on September 16th. “Chile On Hell” was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013 and features ANTHRAX performing an extended set that featured songs from the band’s entire catalogue.

“Chile On Hell” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray and 2 Live CDs, was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98.

“Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this,” said ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. “When we’d played there in the past, we’d finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room. But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap. I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn’t stop. One time Scott [Ian, guitar] and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense. Why wouldn’t we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?

“Plus,” Benante continued, “the time was right to do this DVD… We wanted to finish on a high note. We didn’t want to look back and regret that we didn’t record the live show.”

“Chile On Hell” was produced by Jay Ruston and filmed by City Drive Entertainment Group and DC3 Global. The DVD’s cover art was designed by Stephen Thompson, who partnered with Benante to “redesign” the artwork from last year’s “Anthems” EP.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

  1. Among The Living
  2. Caught In A Mosh
  3. I Am The Law
  4. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
  5. A Skeleton In The Closet
  6. March Of The S.O.D. (STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH cover)
  7. In The End
  8. Deathrider
  9. T.N.T. (AC/DC cover)
  10. I’m Alive
  11. Indians
  12. Medusa
  13. In My World
  14. Got The Time (Joe Jackson cover)
  15. Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t


  1. I’m The Man / Raining Blood (SLAYER cover)
  2. Madhouse
  3. Antisocial (TRUST cover)


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EXODUS – Announce Special Guests On New Album “Blood In Blood Out”

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on September 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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EXODUS proudly announce the special guests appearing on the latest showcase of unrefined rage BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT, the band’s tenth studio album due out on October 10th (EU), 13th (UK), 14th (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Crafting an industrial sound bed on the intro to the album opener “Black 13” is electronic music producer Dan the Automator (GORILLAZ, MIKE PATTON, DELTRON 3030).

“We ran into each other a couple times,” shares EXODUS guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt. “I knew what I wanted to hear and I knew he could do it, and could do it that day. So we sent him a file with the drums and guitars we already had there and just told him to go crazy with it.”

Testament frontman Chuck Billy lends his signature roar to the track “BTK,” one of the first songs recorded by returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, who recently said, “Chuck and I have known each other forever. We work really well together, we know each other really well. So if I’m doing my vocals and he’s there, I can trust him to go ‘No way Zet, doesn’t sound good like that. Do it like this,’ or ‘Yeah that’s killer.’ If he says it sounds killer, I know it is.”

Original band guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica contributed a solo to “Salt The Wound.”

“This was actually the first time Kirk got to play on an official EXODUS release,” states Holt. “He did the early demo, and then joined Metallica and didn’t do anything with us after that. So he was totally gung-ho about it. He came down and ripped out a bunch of takes and we picked the best one and then had a barbecue and drank beer.”

“It felt really casual, really cool – just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day,” Hammett confessed to in July.

Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION).

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The album can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast web shop ( in CD, CD/DVD Digipak, 2-LP exclusive vinyl, and imported limited edition boxset formats. Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork for North America + a poster (while supplies last).

Track listing for the Deluxe CD/DVD Digipak version of BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT:

01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)

02 – Blood In, Blood Out

03 – Collateral Damage

04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)

05 – Body Harvest

06 – BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)

07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage

08 – My Last Nerve

09 – Numb

10 – Honor Killings

11 – Food For The Worms

BONUS DVD includes:

“Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage

behind-the-scenes tour footage

footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con

The digital version of Blood In Blood Out will include the digital bonus track “Angel Of Death” (ANGEL WITCH cover).

The album’s Japanese edition includes the “Protect Not Dissect” bonus track featuring Rat from THE VARUKERS/Discharge.

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EXODUS heads out to South America in October before returning for a supporting run this November with fellow Metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies. The Scion-sponsored leg of this U.S. tour launches on November 11th with two shows at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California. The 26-show trek includes nine headlining off-dates with additional performances to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale now via

Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS VIP Experience packages are now available for the entire tour via Visit the site for tour package details.

All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar. At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!


(Source: EXODUS Facebook)

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Unspeakable Axe Records To Release ALGEBRA’s “Feed The Ego” On Sept. 2nd, 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Unspeakable Axe Records has announced the September 2nd release of Feed the Ego, from Swiss thrashers ALGEBRA.

ALGEBRA is superficially an unusual moniker for a thrash band, calling to mind mathematical precision and maybe pencil-snapping frustration rather than the blitzkrieg attack of Slayer, et al. But as one absorbs Swiss thrash machine ALGEBRA’s music, the name makes increasingly more sense. Both the math and the anger are here – the former in the unreasonably tight playing, complex riffs and spiraling lead work; and the latter in the lyrics, which tackle all manner of modern-day frustrations.

Take for example the opening track “Survival Nowadays.” Over a pummeling riff assault reminiscent of Sepultura, Testament, Coroner and more, the gruff vocalist barks about what life in 2014 has done to humankind. And it’s not a pretty picture. We are soft, we are lazy, we are complacent. The song is criticism honed to a knife’s edge. It would be hard to swallow if it didn’t sound so damn good.

The aforementioned “Survival Nowadays” can be heard below:

ALGEBRA’s debut album was self-released in 2012 and reissued by Stormspell Records afterward. Now they will follow that up with their sophomore effort. Feed The Ego satiates thrash-hungry listeners with nine aggressively complicated calculations, all mixed and mastered by Andy Classen. Unspeakable Axe Records will release this album on September 2nd, 2014.

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Feed The Ego – Track Listing:

Survival Nowadays

Prisoner Outdoors

Necessary Evil

My Shelf

Profound Guilt

Feed me More

Ego System

The Fort Broke




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AXEGRESSOR – Eternal Terror Posts Exclusive Premiere Of “Merciless Reality Check”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Listenable Records, and Finnish Thrash mongers AXEGRESSOR have joined forces to premiere a brand new song from the band’s upcoming album, Last.

This incendiary track has been unleashed in the form of a lyric video, which is now playing at this location.

Last has been scheduled for North American release on June 24. Pre-orders are now being taken HERE.

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