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OVERKILL – Headlining Metal Alliance Tour – September 2017

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on June 21, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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OVERKILL – PRESS RELEASE: We are pleased to announce the Metal Alliance US Tour September 2017 with our Metal brothers in Crowbar HAVOK Black Fast INVIDIA Band – This is going to be one killer tour that you sure won’t want to miss! See you in the pit wrecking everything!

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Source: Overkill

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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WARBEAST – Texas Metal Titans To Release “Enter The Arena” Full-Length Via Housecore Records This August

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 8, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Vocalist Bruce Corbitt Announces Retirement Following Cancer Diagnosis – Final Farewell Footage Posted + Medical Fundraising Campaign Launched

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Texas metal titans WARBEAST will release their long-waited new full-length, Enter The Arena, this August via Philip H. Anselmo‘s own Housecore Records. Captured at Anselmo’s Nodferatu’s Lair, mixed by Mike Thompson at the Riff Factory and mastered by Lee Russell, Enter The Arena features newest WARBEAST recruits, guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud and stands among the band’s most potent, volatile, and unrepentant powerful offering yet.

“We recorded Enter The Arena exactly a decade after we formed WARBEAST,” notes vocalist Bruce Corbitt. “The nucleus and founding members of this band [guitarist Scott Shelby, drummer Joey Gonzalez, and Corbitt] provided the essential veteran leadership that was vital for us to reach our goal of creating our magnum opus. The three of us also contributed our unique individual styles to guarantee that we still sound like WARBEAST. But with the addition of our two newest members – guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud – who I call the ‘Youngbloods,’ it was like adding a breath-of-fresh-air to our chemistry. We definitely sound like a well-oiled-machine on this album. So get prepared for the upcoming onslaught of pure, fresh, and quintessential Texas thrash!”

Enter The Arena is WARBEAST at its finest in performance, writing and tone quality,” adds Shelby. “I’m confident that it will please any rivethead out there! I believe it’s mine and our best work to date.”

Enter The Arena will see release on August 4th. Preorder bundles are currently available. For CD bundles visit THIS LOCATION. For vinyl bundles go to THIS LOCATION

The release of WARBEAST‘s Enter The Arenafollows Corbitt’s recent and tragic announcement that he’s been diagnosed with esophageal cancer –a treatable though rarely curable disease – facing the likelihood that he will never be able to sing again.

In a recent Facebook message to fans, Corbitt revealed, “After much discussion with the doctors and specialist, they’ve told me there’s no chance within any reasonable time that I’ll ever be able to perform again. So it breaks my heart at this time that I’m forced to announce my retirement from singing. I’m sorry to all of my bandmates for letting them down. I’m devastated with all of this hitting me so fast. I’m still in shock. Thanks for all of the great support all these years,” he continues. “You’re the best fans and I love all of you! We at least have a great WARBEAST album and music video coming soon. I can’t even begin to explain my feelings. You guys have given me the strength I need to even prepare for this fight. Honestly, I was close to losing hope that there was any good to come out of this. Of course, I’m scared for my life, like any normal human being would be. Those moments when I can get on Facebook and scroll through all of your messages, the emotion takes over. I cry, I get stronger, I also realize what all of you mean to me. I do believe in the power prayer and positive vibes. And I have all of you to thank for that.”

Corbitt, who recently began an intensive schedule of radiation treatments, played his final show on Saturday May 27th at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas. View the farewell footage at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, the band’s previously scheduled CD release party will be taking place on Friday, July 14th at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, Texas. Vocals will be handled by Anselmo, Edwin Neal (Texas Chain Saw Massacre), and Wayne Abney of Hammer Witch.

**A special fund to help with the Corbitt family’s escalating medical expenses has been set up. To donate visit THIS LOCATION.

Enter The Arena Track Listing:

  1. Centuries Of Poisoned Soil
  2. Punishment For Gluttony
  3. Orchestration Of Violence
  4. Maze Of The Minotaur
  5. Hitchhiker
  6. Chemicals Consuming
  7. Enter The Arena
  8. The Scalping
  9. Conjuration With The Devil
  10. Ancient Hate

WARBEAST:

7/14/2017 The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX * CD Release Party [info]

With the “retro-thrash” trend in full-swing, and hordes of bands trying to re-create “old school metal,” Texas monsters WARBEAST offer the real thing. Their music is not the result of careful study of ’80s thrash or classic metal; it just comes naturally because that is who they are.

The roots of WARBEAST are firmly entrenched in the legendary ’80s Texas underground metal scene. Vocalist Bruce Corbitt was the voice of speed metal splatter kings Rigor Mortis, who achieved major label success on Capitol Records in 1988. Guitarist Scott Shelby was part of the riff machine behind Gammacide, one of Texas’ most furious thrash exports. Drum tornado Joey Gonzalez now also provides blasts and mayhem for Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals and Superjoint.

The band’s Krush The Enemy debut was released in 2010 on Housecore Records. It featured ten tracks covering a wide range of Metal terrain aimed squarely at the neck-snapping headbanger in the front row. For WARBEAST, “Metal” signifies high-speed riffing, thunderous double bass, roaring vocals, and plenty of blazing guitar solos. By the spring of 2012, WARBEAST hunkered down to record Destroy with legendary Pantera and Down frontman and label founder Philip H. Anselmo behind the board at his own Nodferatu’s Lair. The result was an uncompromising and unbridled thrash assault.

Living up to its moniker, the collection saw the Texas outfit sharpen their claws and bare their teeth even more than before. “I want people to feel like they’ve been hit with a sledgehammer ten times in a row when they hear this,” said Corbitt of the release. “As long as they feel strongly about, we’ve accomplished our mission.” Five years later, it’s time to unleash the sonic battery of Enter The Arena.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info on WARBEAST:

http://www.facebook.com/warbeast1

http://www.thehousecorerecords.com
http://www.thehousecorestore.com
http://www.facebook.com/housecorerecords

LONG LIVE WARBEAST.

STAY STRONG, BRUCE CORBITT. WE LOVE YOU.

Stone.

METAL CHURCH – RAT PAK RECORDS Set To Release METAL CHURCH “CLASSIC LIVE”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 4, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release “Classic Live” via Rat Pak Records on April 28, 2017. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof, this special edition release features nine classic Metal Church songs recorded live on their 2016 tour and also includes a special bonus track; a powerful new studio version of “Fake Healer” that features a duet with Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre.

Comments guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof; “This album not only commemorates the reunion between Mike and the band, but it also pays tribute to some of the more popular songs of that era. It’s really cool to see so many old fans and new fans of all ages enjoying these classics as we perform them live, so it only made sense to release this”. Mike Howe adds “It’s an honor to be back and it makes me very happy to see that almost 3 decades later, fans are still enjoying these songs!”

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On the subject of the “Fake Healer” duet with Todd, Mike Howe comments, “The idea came from the owner of our label Rat Pak Records (Joe). It was his idea to record this as a duet with Todd. It’s an amazing version and I think fans will be very surprised at how good it sounds!”

Queensrÿche singer Todd La Torre further comments, “Having been a fan of Metal Church since my early teens, never in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined that the great Mike Howe would re-join the band! Getting the opportunity to record a duet to the track Fake Healer was beyond amazing!”

Comments guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof; “This album not only commemorates the reunion between Mike and the band, but it also pays
Metal Church Classic Live is currently available for pre-order via the Rat Pak Records website in various bundles including vinyl, signed CD’s and t-shirts and can be found at: www.ratpakrecords.com/metal-church

TRACK LISTING:
01. Beyond the Black (Live)
02. Date with Poverty (Live)
03. Gods of a Second Chance (Live)
04. In Mourning (Live)
05. Watch the Children Pray (Live)
06. Start the Fire (Live)
07. No Friend of Mine (Live)
08. Badlands (Live)
09. Human Factor (Live)
10. Fake Healer (Bonus Studio Track) featuring Todd La Torre of Queensrÿche
11. Badlands (2015 Studio Version) *VINYL VERSION ONLY*

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE COOL BUNDLES

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CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

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Source: Rat Pak Records

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL CHURCH.

METAL CHURCH F’N RULES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SLAYER – Headlining Tour With LAMB OF GOD And BEHEMOTH Begins July 12th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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SLAYER will be headlining around twenty dates this summer. With Special Guests Lamb of God and Behemoth, the tour starts on July 12th in Bemidji, MN and wraps up in Phoenix, AZ on August 20th.

JULY
12 Sanford Center, Bemidji, MN
13 Rock Fest 2017, Cadott, WI (Slayer and Lamb of God on this bill)
15 Rock USA 2017, Ford Festival Park, Oshkosh, WI (Slayer and Lamb of God on this bll)
16 Chicago Open Air Festival, Toyota Park, Chicago, IL (Slayer, Lamb of God and Behemoth on this bill)
18 Express Live!, Columbus, OH
20 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
21 St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, FL
23 Electric Factory Outdoors, Philadelphia, PA
25 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
27 Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
28 Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
30 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

AUGUST
1 Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS
2 1stBank Center, Denver, CO
4 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
5 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
9 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
11 The Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
12 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
14 Encana Events Center, Dawson Creek, BC CANADA
15 SMS Equipment Stadium, Fort McMurray, AB CANADA
17 KettleHouse Amphitheater, Missoula, MT
19 Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
20 Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ

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Source: Facebook Slayer

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE LAMB OF GOD.

LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Thrashers TERRIFIER To Headline CEMR MetalFest 2017 – New Album Out “Weapons of Thrash Destruction”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on February 5, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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(photo Credit – Derek Carr – Visions In Pixels)

Vancouver thrashers TERRIFIER are proud to announce they will be headlining this year’s 2nd annual CEMR MetalFest in Calgary, AB on April 8th. The festival is presented by Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio, Voxx Promotions and The Forge featuring a delectable bill of various genres of metal that are assured to keep you on your feet and make your weekend a severe bangover with tons of amazing memories.

The line up from April 6th – 8th includes some of Western Canada’s best up and coming Metal talents such as W.M.D (Calgary, AB), Display of Decay (Edmonton, AB), Planet Eater (Regina, SK), Train Bigger Monkeys (Calgary, AB) and more (full line up below).

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TERRIFIER unleashed their new album ‘Weapons of Thrash Destruction’ on January 20, 2017 via Test Your Metal Records to follow their 2013 EP ‘Metal or Death’ and 2012 full-length ‘Destroyers of the Faith’. Incorporating jack hammer drums, bulldozing bass-lines, a twin-lead attack that leaves posers pulped in its wake, and vocals that can level mountains, TERRIFIER’s motto could well be ‘thrashing is our business…and business is good’.

Their new release ‘Weapons of Thrash Destruction’ features such soon to be classics as ‘Bestial Tyranny’, ‘Skitzoid Embolism’ and ‘Nuclear Demolisher’ and ‘Sect of the Serpent’, a song inspired by Conan the Barbarian as vocalist Chase Thibodeau says ‘the idea was to trample the weak and hurdle the dead on this one!’

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‘Weapons of Thrash Destruction’ is available on CD and digital download at the following links:

CD order – http://testyourmetalrecords.bigcartel.com/product/terrifier-weapons-of-thrash-destruction

Digital order – https://terrifier-tym.bandcamp.com/album/weapons-of-thrash-destruction

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CEMR Metalfest 2017 – Line-Up

Day 3 – April 8th

Terrifier (Vancouver, BC)
W.M.D (Calgary, AB)
Tessitura (Edmonton, AB)
Train Bigger Monkeys (Calgary, AB)
Juliet Ruin (Edmonton, AB)
Forsaken Rite (Edmonton, AB)
Day 2 – April 7th
Display of Decay (Edmonton, AB)
Vile Insignia (Calgary, AB)
Anarcheon (Vancouver, BC)
Ye Goat-Herd Gods (Calgary, AB)
Augurium (Regina, SK)

Graveyard Nemesis (Calgary, AB)

Day 1 – April 6th

Planet Eater (Regina, SK)
Path To Extinction (Calgary, AB)
Kelevra (Regina, SK)
Detherous (Calgary, AB)
Anti-Pattern (Calgary, AB)
Benevolent Like Quietus (Calgary, AB)

FULL FESTIVAL DETAILS:

Dates: April 6th, 7th and 8th
Venue: Nite Owl – 213 10th Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta

Advance Tickets (Available until February 15, 2017):
$10 per day pass
$30 per weekend pass

Pre-Sale Tickets (Pre-Sale Pricing commences Feb 16, 2017):
$15 per day pass
$35 per weekend pass

Night of event:
$20 Entry

Online Ticket Link: https://www.myshowpass.com/cemr-metalfest-2017/

Door prizes and giveaways!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/222522428193641/

Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio – http://www.cemr.ca

Voxx Promotions

Website: http://voxxpromotions.wixsite.com/voxxpromotions

The Forge – http://www.theforgeyeg.com

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Upcoming TERRIFIER Show Dates:
Feb 17 – Pat’s Pub – Vancouver, BC – CD Release Show w/ Rotting Slab (PDX), Assimilation, Cadaveric Lividity, Ganglyon
April 8 – Nite Owl – Calgary, AB – CEMR MetalFest

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1. Reanimator (5:24)
2. Deceiver (5:15)
3. Nuclear Demolisher (4:26)
4. Violent Reprisal (4:17)
5. Skitzoid Embolism (4:08)
6. Drunk as Fuck (4:12)
7. Bestial Tyranny (6:13)
8. Riders of Doom (1:40)
9. Sect of the Serpent (6:44)
Album Length: 42:23

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Source:

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TERRIFIER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KRYSTOS – Announces 3rd Album Release, “Lolth Domain” – EP Drops On February 28th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Thrash Metal band, Krystos from Boise Idaho, has announced the February 28th, 2017 release of “Lolth Domain”. This five song EP release follows a full length titled “Walk Through the Inferno” in 2010 and “Blood Magick” in 2013.

Billy Thornock, lead singer of Krystos, writes about “Lolth Domain” in their Dec 6, 2016 interview with Metalheads Forever: You can expect to hear, “Our signature sound, except MUCH more refined. Writing as a band has really started to click with us and we have felt more ‘on the same page’ with this release. In the past it was always 1 to 2 people working on the songs, but we are all started contributing together and really are trying to lock in a musical vision”. Their most recent interview on Metalhead Forever is located at: http://www.mhf-mag.com/content/interviews/krystos-interview/

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The previous two releases by Krystos has received airplay and press around the globe. “Lolth Domain” has been much awaited by radio, press and Metal fans alike. The album was produced by Blaine Johnston at A New Level Recording. “Lolth Domain” was mastered at Chris Kress Audio Services, best known for his work with Alicia Keys and Dave Mathews. Album artwork was designed by Uwe Jarling in Germany. Krystos has worked with this renowned artist in the past. “Lolth Domain”, will be available electronically on all major outlets worldwide on February 28th, 2017.

Krystos, known for dynamic and heroic Thrash Metal, has performed locally and toured the Western United States five times. Krystos has served as tour support and is a regular at opening locally for National Touring acts including SoulFly, Havok, Machine Head, Anvil and more. Krystos has performed on small and large stages alike and has headlined in regional festivals such as Rock the Mountain and Malone’s House of Metal Fest in Southern California.

Band members include; Billy Thornock on Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar, Dan Johnston on Backing Vocals and Lead Guitar, Adam Brimhall on Drums and Nick Lugo on Backing Vocals and Bass Guitar. Krystos is endorsed by Sinister Guitar Picks, Bubien Guitars, Labyrinth Drums,and is supported by Echo Eyes Entertainment.

More Krystos:

http://www.krystosband.com

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Source: Echo Eyes Entertainment

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KRYSTOS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KREATOR – New Studio Album “Gods Of Violence” Releases On January 27th, 2017!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on December 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Germanys’ super legendary KREATOR will be releasing their new studio album ‘GODS OF VIOLENCE’ worldwide on January 27, 2017, via Nuclear Blast Records. This will be the 14th studio album from KREATOR. Shown above is the North American album cover.

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Above: worldwide album cover

Order:

kreator-terrorshop.com

nuclearblast.com/kreator-godsofviolence

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KREATOR:

Mille Petrozza – vocals & guitar
Sami Yli-Sirniö – guitar
Christian Giesler – bass
Ventor – drums

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Source:

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KREATOR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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