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ASSCHAPEL – Praise The Southern Thrash Juggernaut With Stream Of Southern Lord’s “Total Destruction (1999-2006)” Discography

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 15, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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[photo by Karoline Collins]

Southern Lord asks you all to rise and give praise to the almighty ASSCHAPEL, as the label honors the legacy of this defunct throng of Southern thrash prophets, today releasing the cult’s collected discography with Total Destruction (1999-2006).

Behold the only remaining relic of ASSCHAPEL‘s existence: the band’s thirty-one wretched tracks of total destruction captured during their lifespan are collected with Total Destruction (1999-2006). This compiled works collection beholds the scriptures found on the band’s Fire And Destruction full-length, the Live Through Destruction video, and more, the works to be bound in a double-LP gatefold-jacketed package with a poster insert, and DVD.

ASSCHAPEL’s Total Destruction (1999-2006) is out today; stream the entire record and take part in its consumption right HERE.

Physical orders for Total Destruction (1999-2006) can be placed HERE.

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At turn of the 21st Century a Chapel of Ass arose from the buckle of shit known as the Bible Belt, Nashville, Tennessee. Built upon the crushed dreams of many aspiring country singers off music row, some local dudes accidentally formed the Satanic thrash rock juggernaut ASSCHAPEL, only to find themselves self-destructing into hell seven years later without a trace… Yet over the course of seven years this sect played all over the Western world, leaving in their wake crippled vans with wheels flying off, shattered heels, broken noses, torn out nipple rings, maxed out credit cards, on-stage arguments, collapsed house show ceilings, everyone’s clothes falling off at the show and more; while impressively avoiding search and arrest from the authorities due to shear body odor coming straight from the dirty south.

Posthumously, members have moved on to the ranks of Pelican, The Swan King, Tijuana Goat Ride, Hans Condor and others, while one of ASSCHAPEL‘s hymns was even featured in a Mazda commercial. This is the legacy which was ASSCHAPEL… Amen.


Source: Earsplit PR

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Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on July 9, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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New Jersey Thrash Metal veterans OVERKILL will embark on a European headlining tour in November. Support on the trek will come from U.S. Sludge Metal kings CROWBAR, Aussie thrashers DESECRATOR and Israel-based metallers SHREDHEAD.

Commented OVERKILL vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth: “Let the killing begin – yes, yes, yes, here we go again. With a lead foot and speed, and a hammering stampede, as our ears they will bleed… we are preparing to start recording our next project… indeed. The riffs and ideas have been flying and exploding, all systems are go and the ‘wheels’ are rolling. This October, the next OVERKILL, we will be there…will you?”

Killfest 2016 Dates:

Nov. 02 – CH – Zürich – Dynamo
Nov. 03 – I – Brescia – Circolo Colony
Nov. 04 – I – Pinarella – Rockplanet Club
Nov. 05 – A – Graz – Explosiv
Nov. 06 – D – Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
Nov. 07 – D – München – Backstage
Nov. 08 – D – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
Nov. 09 – D – Köln – Essigfabrik
Nov. 10 – D – Erfurt – HSD Erfurt
Nov. 11 – D – Osnabrück – Hyde Park
Nov. 12 – D – Weissenhäuser Strand/Ostsee – Metal Hammer Paradise
Nov. 13 – D – Berlin – SO36
Nov. 15 – PL – Warsaw – Progresja
Nov. 16 – PL – Krakow – Kwadrat
Nov. 17 – H – Budapest – Barba Negra Club
Nov. 18 – A – Vienna – Szene
Nov. 19 – CZ – Zlin – Winter Masters Of Rock

Other OVERKILL Dates:
Jul. 13 – D – Balingen – Bang Your Head!!! Festival
Jul. 15 – S – Gävle – Gefle Metal Festival
Jul. 16 – E – Barcelona – Rock Fest

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OVERKILL is scheduled to enter the studio this month to begin recording the drums for the follow-up to 2014’s “White Devil Armory”, tentatively due in October via Nuclear Blast.

Regarding how OVERKILL approaches the songwriting process nowadays, Blitz told Metal Wani: “What we do is we couple where we came from and where we are. Where we came from is the days of rolling two-inch tape, being in a room together, feeling the music, feeling the walls, sweating… That’s the old-school way of doing. So that’s the way it’s gotta start. But then as it starts developing, we start using more technology. We start using Pro Tools. We go to different studios and we’ll work simultaneously. Dave [Linsk, guitar] will be in Florida doing some guitar leads. I might be in Jersey doing some vocals. D.D. [Verni, bass] might be dropping some bass down at his home studio. So it becomes this really cool process of being able to upload those files at the end of the day, have the other guy pull them down and go, ‘Oh, I see what he’s doing now.’ So we use both. We’re in the room together, and then later on it develops into a wonderful world of Pro Tools and file sharing over Dropbox.”

Blitz also talked about the general musical direction of OVERKILL‘s new material and how it compares to some of the band’s previous efforts. He said: “I never can really tell until it’s done. I mean, that’s always the surprise for me. I know even before we start the record it’s gonna be an OVERKILL record. But when it’s taking shape, I can’t say it feels like this or it feels like that. It’s more the more current OVERKILL. And what I mean by that is that it’s got that ‘Ironbound’, ‘The Electric Age’, ‘White Devil Armory’ feel to it, with the way especially the drums have been written. And I think that’s probably the only characteristic that is solid right now in this opinion, because everything else has changed around, which is kind of cool at this point.”

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OVERKILL played a special anniversary show on April 16 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany. The evening saw the band perform their classic records “Horrorscope” (which is celebrating its 25th anniversary) and “Feel The Fire” (30th anniversary) in their entirety. And if that wasn’t enough, the show was professionally filmed and recorded for an upcoming DVD and CD.

OVERKILL utilized a stand-in drummer – their soundman Eddy Garcia, who is also a member of the El Paso, Texas band PISSING RAZORS – for their recent European tour because the band’s regular drummer, Ron Lipnicki, was forced to stay home due to undisclosed family issues.

Garcia previously played with OVERKILL for their appearance on the 2012 edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise.


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Source: ClawHammer PR





ELM STREET – “Knock ‘Em Out… With A Metal Fist” Releases on September 9th In The USA, via Massacre Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Elm Street‘s new album “Knock ‘Em Out… With A Metal Fist” will officially be released on September 9th in the USA!

Pre-order your copy here:

Knock ‘Em Out… With A Metal Fist has already been released in Europe on June 24th, 2016.

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Chilean Thrashers NUCLEAR Cover DEATH’s “Evil Dead” In New Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 28, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Chilean Thrashers NUCLEAR have released a new video, covering DEATH’s classic “Evil Dead.” Originally released 29 years ago and given NUCLEAR’s extreme makeover,  the video includes tour footage, as well as shots from the recording sessions of the band’s latest release Formula For Anarchy (Candlelight Records 2015). Check out the video below or at:

NUCLEAR had this to say about the video: “It is just our humble tribute to one of the greatest musicians metal music had the opportunity to listen. Chuck Schuldiner’s indelible mark is still influencing tons of new metal acts around the world and Scream Bloody Gore was one hell of a start for all of us”

NUCLEAR is currently working on new material and a new album is expected to be released in 2017 by Candlelight/Spinefarm Records.

Formula for Anarchy, the ferocious new album from  NUCLEAR, is out now on Candlelight Records. Purchase and/or stream tracks at:


Source: ClawHammer PR

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NERVOSA – Tour Dates Announced!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 2, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Destruction Facebook:

DESTRUCTION will join forces with US-based Thrash Metal monsters FLOTSAM & JETSAM, the Swedish Metal maniacs ENFORCER and Brazil’s NERVOSA.

Check out these confirmed tour dates:
Do – 15.09.16 CH Pratteln Z7
Fr – 16.09.16 DE Munich Backstage
Sa – 17.09.16 IT Brescia Circolo Colony
So – 18.09.16 DE Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
Mo – 19.09.16 TBA
Di – 20.09.16 TBA
Mi – 21.09.16 FR Strasbourg La Laiterie
Do – 22.09.16 FR Grenoble La Belle Electrique
Fr – 23.09.16 FR Marseille Le Moulin
Sa – 24.09.16 FR Toulouse Metronum
So – 25.09.16 ES Barcelona Razz2
Di – 27.09.16 ES Sevilla Custom
Mi – 28.09.16 PT Lisabon RCA Club
Do – 29.09.16 PT Porto Hard Club
Fr – 30.09.16 ES Madrid Arena
Sa – 01.10.16 ES Bilbao Santana 27
So – 02.10.16 Fr Paris La Machine
Di – 04.10.16 UK Glasgow Audio
Mi – 05.10.16 IR Dublin Voodoo Lounge
Do – 06.10.16 UK Manchester Club Academy
Fr – 07.10.16 UK London Underworld
Sa – 08.10.16 NL Rjissen Lucky
So – 09.10.16 NL Drachten Indua
Di – 11.10.16 CZ Prag Storm Club
Mi – 12.10.16 DE Nürnberg Hirsch
Do – 13.10.16 DE Siegburg Kubana
Fr – 14.10.16 AT Dornbirn Conrad Sohm
Sa – 15.10.16 BE Hasselt Muziekodroom
So – 16.10.16 DE Mannheim 7er Club

DESTRUCTION mastermind Schmier states:

“I`m totally thrilled that we got this amazing package together, when you go on tour you wanna give the fans the best they deserve: NERVOSA – for me the best extreme female Metal band by far, ENFORCER are my fave Metal outfit with this pure 80s touch and FLOTSAM and JETSAM are back stronger than ever, we are old mates, finally we will tour together again!

I can`t wait to see Thrashers and Metalheads united this autumn, to party, mosh and bang with us – oh yes, sometimes it`s really great to be a Metal fan and play in a band – FUCK YEAH! See you ALL soon at the best party around!”

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FLOTSAM & JETSAM comments:

This tour is going to be an absolute thrash fest! Flotsam and Jetsam is honored to support the legendary Destruction, one of the strongest thrash bands to ever come out of Europe. We can t think of anything better for this fall than getting back to our friends and fans in Europe for a month, hitting the stage and the streets with Schmier, Mike, and Vaaver, the Enforcer crew and Fernanda and the women of Nervosa, night after night. If that doesn`t sound like trouble, we don`t know what does!”


“Extremely excited to take a break in our new album process to go out on another European tour with our childhood heroes in Destruction and Flotsam & Jetsam. 100% total Metal madness guaranteed! Don’t miss out on the heaviest tour of the year.”

NERVOSA says about the tour:

“This is gonna be a badass Thrash tour! Destruction has always been a huge influence for us and now touring with them is gonna be a hell of a dream come true!”

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ACT OF DEFIANCE – Featuring Chris Broderick, Shawn Drover, Matt Bachand and Henry Derek Announces Spring/Summer Tour Dates, Plus First Appearance In The Philippines

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on April 24, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On April 30th, ACT OF DEFIANCE will kick off their Spring/Summer tour with their first-ever appearance in the Philippines at Pulp Summer Slam, a festival featuring Lacuna Coil, Protest The Hero, Veil Of Maya, and many more. Following this special fest, the band will hit the road for a round of North American headlining dates as well as shows supporting Hatebreed and DevilDriver on select dates.

ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick comments: “I am extremely excited to get back out on the road to tour. Starting with the Pulp Festival, it will be the first time ACT OF DEFIANCE will play on a different continent and I couldn’t think of a better festival to start with. After that, opening up for Hatebreed and DevilDriver will be a great experience for us as both of those bands put on a killer live show and will be awesome to see live. I’m also excited to do some more headlining shows in the US and Canada, meeting more of our fans, and making more friends. I hope to see you all out there.”

Adds drummer Shawn Drover: “For me, going back to the Philippines is something I am really looking forward to – the fans of Heavy Metal there are so amazing and I cannot wait to bring ACT OF DEFIANCE over to the Pulp Summer Slam Festival. As well, I am extremely excited about the ACT OF DEFIANCE 2016 North American tour – both headlining and playing several shows with Hatebreed, which will be crushing. Come out and rage with us!”

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4/30/2016 Pulp Summer Slam – Manila, PH
5/20/2016 Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA #
5/21/2016 3rd Street Pub @ Metalfest – Bend, OR
5/22/2016 Jazzbones -Tacoma, WA #
5/23/2016 Tony V’s Garage – Everett, WA #
5/24/2016 The Pin – Spokane, WA #
5/26/2016 Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB #
5/27/2016 Brixx – Edmonton, AB #
5/28/2016 Louie’s – Saskatoon, SK #
5/29/2016 The Exchange – Regina, SK #
5/31/2016 The Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB #
6/01/2016 Rockhouse – Thunder Bay, ON #
6/03/2016 The Asylum – Sudbury, ON #
6/05/2016 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC ***
6/06/2016 Opera House – Toronto, ON ***
6/07/2016 Mr. Small’s Theatre – Milvale, PA ***
6/08/2016 Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY ***
6/09/2016 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT ***
6/10/2016 Lupos – Providence, RI ***
6/11/2016 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT ***
6/12/2016 Blackthorn 51 – Elmhurst, NY #
6/13/2016 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY #
6/14/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA #
6/16/2016 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH #
6/17/2016 The HiTone Cafe – Memphis, TN #
6/18/2016 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK #
6/19/2016 Backstage – Lubbock, TX #
6/23/2016 The Co-Op – Albuquerque, NM #
6/24/2016 The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ #
6/25/2016 Whisky-A-Go-Go – Los Angeles, CA #
# – ACT OF DEFIANCE headlining shows
*** – supporting Hatebreed, DevilDriver

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ACT OF DEFIANCE – featuring Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall/Times Of Grace), and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr) – will be touring in support of their recently released album, Birth And The Burial.

In a time of endless subgenre classifications, ACT OF DEFIANCE‘s debut delivers, “perfectly produced, super slick slice of savage, technical modern thrash,” (Terrorizer), that promises to, “destroy your eardrums, as they are uncompromising and unrelenting metal at its very best,” (Powerplay). To preview and purchase Birth And The Burial, visit:


Source: Earsplit PR

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DESTRUCTION – New Digital Single “Second To None” Available As Grat Track With “Under Attack” iTunes Studio Album Pre-Order

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , on April 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Thrash legends DESTRUCTION are set to release their new Thrashterpiece Under Attack on May 13th! Here’s some freaking cool news:

DESTRUCTION has released the first digital single Second To None. The song is now available as an instant gratification track (free download) when you pre-order Under Attack via iTunes:

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New album UNDER ATTACK out worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records on May 13th.


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