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Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

SLAYER - Scion VIP Giveaway - October 16 - 2014 promo flyer



LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2014 – Scion, who previously announced its partnership with Slayer and is sponsoring the iconic, Grammy-award winning band’s upcoming U.S. tour, are offering fans a chance to meet the Thrash Metal band at private meet and greets in Oakland (Nov. 12 only), Los Angeles, Austin and Montclair, N.J.

A total of 10 existing ticket holders will each win spots for themselves and a ticket-holding guest at the meet and greet as well as receive an autographed, limited edition poster.  To enter, please visit  The contest period kicks off today and ends approximately forty-eight hours in advance of each of the four concerts.

Scion Presents Slayer with special guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus:


11   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

12   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

14   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

15   Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

17   Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK

18   ACL Live, Austin, TX

19   Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX

21   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

22   The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

23   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

25   The Armory, Albany, NY

26   Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA

28   The Palladium, Worcester, MA

29   Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ

30   Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA


2   Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH

4   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN

5   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

6   The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IN

About Slayer:

The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is “one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre.”  Their membership in “The Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures their place in music history. Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including RevolverSPIN, and Metal Hammer.  With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society – God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the Mainstream.  Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since.  The band is currently in the studio recording a new album set for an early 2015 release.

About Scion Audio Visual:

Scion Audio Visual (AV for short) is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion AV has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion AV executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates seven broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit

About Scion:

Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From its start in 2003, Scion’s goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd.  With a model line-up that includes the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the xD urban subcompact 5-door, Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners’ passions and aspirations.  Scion also appeals to a youthful audience by offering a simple, no-haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential customers in meaningful and creative ways.  For more information, visit


(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)






MASAKI MURASHITA – Featured On Providence Cables Advertising

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on June 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Masaki Murashita - Providence Cables - promo ad - 2013

Masaki Murashita –  Lead Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist And Founder Of Hemoptysis


Check out Providence LTD cables and pedals if you haven’t heard of them before. I’ve been using their cables for over 5 years and I can’t use other cables. I am honored to be on one of the posters they have!

Masaki Murashita


For more info on MASAKI MURASHITA, click below!

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POTENTIAL THREAT SF – To Release “Civilization Under Threat” On June 18th, Via Old School Metal Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on April 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Potential Threat SF - promo cover pic

San Francisco Bay Area Thrash bands have long been known for their in-your-face approach to music, and POTENTIAL THREAT SF are no strangers to that tradition. Civilization Under Threat from Bay Area Thrash Metallers POTENTIAL THREAT SF will be released June 18th through Old School Metal Records.

Originally formed as a five-piece in 1986, they have shared the stage with everyone from Testament to Slayer to Cro-Mags to Nuclear Assault and just recently returned from touring with Death Angel. Their hard-working, no holds barred attitude carries over to their live shows. Though they put every ounce of grit and determination into their set, they still manage not to sound like angry old fucks.

Their mentality is simple – it’s just as easy for a band to get the audience involved in their show as it is to be pissed off and push them away. In short, they still have fun and show it on stage and to the fans, regardless of how long they’ve been playing or how many people are in the attendance.

Potential Threat SF - large logo - B&W

Their newest offering, Civilization Under Threat (to be released by OSM Records), gives a nod to the old school by combining aggressive, commanding vocals with dual guitars and a thundering bottom end. Engineered and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Heathen) at Trident Studios has given the album a massively heavy quality without being over-produced.

The band consists of Mike Noble on lead vocals and lead/rhythm guitars, Daniel Sheridan on lead/rhythm guitars, Kenny Noble on drums and Damien Sisson (also in Death Angel) on bass.

Potential Threat SF - band pic - promo - 2013 - #1_________________________________________________

(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on POTENTIAL THREAT SF, click on the link below!

Damien Sisson & Stone - 2012

Above Photo: Damien Sisson (left) Stone (right)




METAL ALLIANCE TOUR 2013 – ANTHRAX HEADLINING – Dates, Cities & Venues Posted!

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on March 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Alliance Tour - 2013 - promo poster pic

METAL ALLIANCE TOUR 2013 Now, this is what I call a Metal Alliance! What a killer lineup of Metal bands! The ultra legendary ANTHRAX and EXODUS together! Thrash Metal history 101 will be in session, my Metal brethren!

On this tour, ANTHRAX will be performing, in its entirety, their 1987 Thrash Metal masterpiece: Among The Living. Whoa!

Anthrax - Among The Living - promo cover pic!!

Richmond Virginia’s very own MUNICIPAL WASTE will be spreading their Thrashing Speed Metal message on this tour as well! HIGH ON FIRE, SHADOWS FALL and HOLY GRAIL round out this Metal Alliance Tour 2013! Metal be thy name!


Metal Alliance - 2013 - Tour Dates


For more info on the METAL ALLIANCE TOUR 2013:

facebook: Metal Alliance Tour

* For more info on ANTHRAX, click on the links below!

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SLAYER – Drummer Dave Lombardo Dismissed By Band For Australian 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 February 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Dave Lombardo - ludwig vistalite kit - 2013

Dave Lombardo and his Ludwig Vistalite kit.

I (first) found this breaking news (this morning) regarding Dave Lombardo being dismissed as Slayer’s drummer for the Australian tour on the very cool and informative: MELODYOFTHESOUL. All I can say, is Dave Lombardo is THE legendary and original Slayer drummer and Slayer is the crème de la crème of Thrash Metal history. I just wish they could all get along… then again… we’re all human. Read on, cause this is one jaw-dropping story! Metal be thy name.


As reported on the official facebook of PHILM:

Statement From Dave Lombardo Regarding Slayer Australian Tour 2013

I want to personally apologize to all of our fans in Australia who have bought tickets for the tour expecting to see me in my usual place on the drums.

So that you all know the truth, as of the end of the business day on February 14th, I was notified that I would not be drumming for the tour in Australia. I’m saddened, and to be honest I am shocked by the situation.

Last year, I discovered 90% of Slayer’s tour income was being deducted as expenses including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars and leaving 10% or less to split amongst the four of us. In my opinion, this is not the way a band’s business should operate. I tried rectifying it by letting my band mates know, and Tom and I hired auditors to figure out what happened, but I was denied access to detailed information and the necessary back up documents.

I spent the Christmas and New Year holidays realizing I had toured all over the world in 2012, but yet, had not been paid (except a small advance) or provided a proper accounting for a full year’s sweat and blood. On top of this, I was told that I would not be paid until I signed a long form contract which gave me no written assurance of how much or on what basis management would deduct commissions, nor did it provide me access to the financial budgets or records for review. It also forbade me to do interviews or make statements having to do with the band, in effect a gagging order.

Last Monday, I sat down with Kerry and Tom to rehearse for Australia and to propose a new business model that I felt was the best way forward for Slayer to confidently protect itself so we could do what we do best . . . play for the fans. Kerry made it clear he wasn’t interested in making changes and said if I wanted to argue the point, he would find another drummer. On Thursday, I arrived at rehearsals at 1 pm as scheduled, but Kerry did not show. Rather, at 6:24 pm I received an email from the lawyers saying I was being replaced for the Australian dates.

I remain hopeful that we can resolve our issues. But once again, I sincerely apologize to all of our fans in Australia who spent their money expecting to see the 3 of us original Slayer members.
I look forward to seeing you in the future.

Dave Lombardo


For more info on SLAYER, click on links below!

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For more info on Dave Lombardo’s other band PHILM, click below!

facebook: PHILM

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ESTAMPIDA – Thrash Metal Warriors From Spain Respond To YouTube Censorship Of Their Video “Crowd Control”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Estampida - group promo pic - #1 - 2012

This announcement is about the removing by YOUTUBE our recent video “CROWD CONTROL”:

Over one month ago, YouTube has decided to remove our video from the corresponding channel, without giving any kind of precise explanation, just by noting that our work did not meet their regulations and policies. Having been a month, doing an intense paperwork and forms, together with NADIR MUSIC and AL LENTE COMUNICACION AUDIOVISUAL. The only response we had was that the music video was removed from the channel, and that they considerated invalid our replica and appeal.

As ESTAMPIDA, NADIR MUSIC and AL LENTE COMUNICACION AUDIOVISUAL, We want to make clear that “WE DON’T ADMIT ANY CHARGE” and We invite anyone who has seen, to tell us if our work had some sort of malicious scenes or any kind of vocabulary is often aggravating see in the same YOUTUBE. The work done by the three parties mentioned above, based on the promotion of the video was hard and intense, costed much sacrifice, and media, label, fans and bands, exactly know how hard it is reaching more than 15,000 visits Worldwide. The fact still remains unchanged: they have taken our video in a unceremoniously dictatorial and arbitrary way. The decision is taken, and that means to us to start again, working harder than before, those who know us know our fighting spirit, the video will be uploaded again, and as often as NECESSARY. As always, We deeply thank all Medias that will echo this statement, and for all our Fans, let the new link to “CROWD CONTROL”:

Finally, we leave the following message:

“Gentlemen of YOUTUBE, We deeply regret that You did not like our video, We deeply regret that our style is not “dancing on the top of a boat”, and We deeply regret that our work does not allow adequate remuneration”.

Our style is HEADBANGING, our style is singing AGAINST WORLD


Thank you very much for Your kind attention!


YouTube – Vídeos de este correo electrónico

Estampida - Large Logo - Red________________________________________________________

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

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Masaki Murashita – Hemoptysis Frontman Launches!

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

(Photo Credit: Eyeful Images Photographic Arts)

MASAKI MURASHITA – Best known for his role as the lead vocalist/guitarist for the critically acclaimed Thrash Metal power house, Hemoptysis, Masaki Murashita is an accomplished musician, songwriter, and recording engineer with over six years of experience in the entertainment industry.

He has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Grammy Award winning producer Ryan Greene (NOFX, Authority Zero, F5), platinum selling recording artist Megadeth, and metal underground heavy hitters Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and Benedictum.

Personal endorsements include Jackson Guitars, Engl Amps, EMG Pickups, Providence cables, straps and effects, Morley pedals, Maxon (Godlyke), InTune Guitar Picks, SIT Strings, Coffin Case, and Mono Case.

In regards to the website, Masaki stated, “A career in music is tough, and you need to diversify in order to make ends meet. While I am first and foremost a founding member of Hemoptyisis, I am also a recording engineer, and keep an open mind regarding other music-oriented opportunities. This website will no doubt aid in expanding my horizons, allowing me to reach a whole new level as a music industry professional.”

Masaki and Hemoptysis have recently released the group’s debut full length album, “Misanthropic Slaughter” in both the USA and Europe to literally hundreds of rave reviews.

For more information regarding Masaki Murashita and services available, please visit

(Source: Hemoptysis/Masaki Murashita)




Posted in 1980's thrash metal bands, 1980's heavy metal music, 1980's metal music, 1980's thrash metal, 1990's thrash metal bands, current thrash metal bands, current thrash metal music, heavy metal music, live thrash metal music, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, new thrash metal albums, old school thrash metal bands, old school thrash metal music, thrash metal albums, thrash metal bands, thrash metal bands 2010, thrash metal concerts, thrash metal legends, thrash metal music, thrash metal music 2010, thrash metal tours with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

OVERKILL – Thrash Metal originators… and Thrash Metal legends. Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and DD Verni lead the Overkill attack with 3 decades of Metal experience together! This is no April fools joke… on April 1st, 2010, Overkill begins their month long Ironbound Tour in Philadelphia, PA, at The Trocadero. Overkill is back on the road to support their newest Thrash Metal album gem – Ironbound. This is Old School. This is Overkill 2010!

April 2010:

1 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
2 Worcester, MA The Palladium
3 Hartford, CT Webster Hall
4 Quebec City, QC Imperial de Quebec
5 Montreal, QC FouFounes
6 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theater
7 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
8 Detroit, MI Blondies
9 Chicago, IL The Metro
10 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
11 Minneapolis, MN Station 4
13 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
15 Vancouver, BC Red Room
16 Seattle, WA El Corazon
17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
18 San Francisco, A The Grand Ballroom
19 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
20 Los Angeles CA House of Blues
21 San Diego, CA House of Blues
22 Phoenix, AZ O.K.’s
23 Tucson, AZ The Rock
24 Farmington, NM Gators
25 Tulsa, OK Marquee
26 Austin, TX Emu’s
27 Houston, TX Scout Bar
28 Dallas, TX Trees
29 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
30 Springfield, VA Jaxx

May  2010:

1 New York City Nokia Theater Times Square

OVERKILL – from left to right: DD Verni (bass), Ron Lipnicki (drums), Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (vocals), Dave Linsk (lead & rhythm guitar) and Derek Tailer (rhythm guitar).



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