Archive for Thrash Metal

My Recent Metal Music Purchases – METAL CHURCH, CULTURAL WARFARE And A Classic Rock Gem!

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

METAL CHURCH have been on a surging comeback the last several years and we can all thank the Metal Gods for that! I needed to buy their recent release From The Vault on cassette, so I can play it loud in my very old and beloved car. During this pandemic, I purchased this cassette online directly from the mighty Rat Pak Records. METAL CHURCH are incredible to their fans and an experience to see in concert. I had to throw that in. Dig it?

CULTURAL WARFARE deliver the Thrash bounty on their EP Future Kill. I just discovered this outstanding band too. These dudes are from Oakland, California and each band member is obviously seasoned with their Bay Area Thrash Metal roots. Get this, I compare their overall sound to our East Coast Thrash Metal icon, aka, OVERKILL. Hey, that’s a superb Metal compliment! Another pandemic purchase I made online, buying this CD directly from M-Theory Audio.

Right before all hell broke loose with the evil coronavirus, I grabbed this cassette tape version of TRIUMPH‘s Never Surrender. A classic. I bought it at a Goodwill store for a meager 99 cents! It plays like new too. Please ignore that yucky price sticker on the cassette box; I’m going to remove it eventually with the magical Goo Gone. Never Surrender released way back in 1982. Heck, Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge was born back in 1982; on June 21st to be exact. Now I feel kinda old.

Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey and reading this post. I appreciate it more than you know. Leave a comment if you like! In Metal We Trust. Stay safe out there. – Stone

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

RAGEHAMMER – Announce New Album

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

The Polish metal wolfpack Ragehammer have completed work on their highly anticipated second full-length album. 

After 4 years of studio inactivity since their critically acclaimed debut “The Hammer Doctrine” and a year-long live hiatus, the band returns with the same line-up to once again spit with scorn at the trend-ridden scene, where aesthetics took over ethics. 

In other words, they return to do what they are best at: preaching pure hatred and hammering out their blackened thrash straight into the face. 

The new album will be released by Pagan Records later this year, more details will follow soon.

Ragehammer will join Vader, Marduk and Fallcie on the “Blitz MMXX” tour across Poland in September: 

18.09. Poznań, U Bazyla*
19.09. Gdańsk, B90*
20.09. Łódź, Magnetofon*
22.09. Kraków, Kwadrat**
23.09. Lublin, Graffiti*
24.09. Białystok, Zmiana Klimatu**
25.09. Wrocław, A2**
26.09. Toruń, Od Nowa**
27.09. Warszawa, Proxima**

Tickets for the tour will go on pre-sale on 1 July via *lefthandsounds.org, *Ticketos and **Eventim.

Ragehammer online:
Facebook

Pagan Records online:

Website / Shop: https://www.pagan-records.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paganrecords 

Bandcamp: https://paganrecords.bandcamp.com 

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/paganrecords 

LONG LIVE RAGEHAMMER.

STONE.

Wanna See My EXODUS ‘Objection Overruled’ Sealed Cassette Single? Take A look…

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , on April 19, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

About eight years ago or so, I bought this EXODUS cassette single at a thrift store for fifty cents. Fifty cents!! It’s still sealed too! I wanted to keep it as an EXODUS collectible, you know? The A side is ‘Objection Overruled’ – the single from their 1990 studio album ‘Impact Is Imminent’.

The B side is a (never before released) cover song of the legendary Ted Nugent’s ‘Free For All’. I don’t recall this cover song ever making it to a future EXODUS album; thus this cassette single is the only way one can own it on a physical format, unless vinyl or CD single versions were released as well?

I really dig these cassette singles from the past and I have a few more to show and tell in the future. Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey and Metal Forever. – Stone

This cassette single was released on Capitol Records.

EXODUS Line-up On ‘Impact Is Imminent’:   

Steve “Zetro” Souza – vocals, Gary Holt – guitars, Rick Hunolt – guitars, Rob McKillop – bass, John Tempesta – drums

LONG LIVE EXODUS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KREATOR – 5 Facts About This Teutonic Thrash Band

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , on April 10, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Current KREATOR Lineup:

Mille Petrozza – Vocals / Guitar
Frédéric Leclercq – Guitar
Christian Giesler – Bass
Ventor – Drums

Before taking their current band name, they were known as Tormentor.

On August 5th, 2017, KREATOR performed at Hauptstrasse, Wacken, Germany. Their set-list included 16 songs.

KREATOR released their debut full-length studio album “Endless Pain”, via Noise Records, back in 1985.

KREATOR’s 2013 live double album, “DYING ALIVE”, was recorded and filmed on December 22nd, 2012, at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen Germany.

LONG LIVE KREATOR.

STONE.

OVERKILL – Wings Over The USA – Tour Dates Announced

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 25, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

OVERKILL – Wings Over The USA:

Feb. 26 – Anaheim CA – House of Blues
Feb. 27 – San Francisco CA – Slims
Feb. 28 – Las Vegas NV – House of Blues
Feb. 29 – San Diego CA – House of Blues

Mar. 01 – Phoenix AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Mar. 02 – Albuquerque NM – Sunshine Theater
Mar. 04 – San Antonio TX – Aztec
Mar. 05 – Corpus Christi TX – House of Rock
Mar. 06 – Houston TX – Warehouse
Mar. 07 – Dallas TX – Gas Monkey
Mar. 08 – New Orleans LA – House of Blues
Mar. 09 – Tampa FL – The Ritz
Mar. 10 – Orlando FL – House of Blues
Mar. 11 – Atlanta GA – Buckhead
Mar. 12 – Charlotte NC – Underground @ The Fillmore
Mar. 13 – Silver Springs MD – The Fillmore
Mar. 14 – Montclair NJ – Wellmont Theater *

* with M.O.D. featuring Billy Milano and DEMOLITION HAMMER

More info: Overkill

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

STONE.

EXMORTUS – Unveils ‘Legions Of The Undead’ Video; New Horror-Themed EP Out Now

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 28, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

With All Hallows’ Eve and the Day of the Dead fast approaching, the L.A.-based thrash/death/shred quartet EXMORTUS has unveiled a visualizer for the title track for their just-released horror-themed EP Legions of the Undead. Check out the clip – which was designed by Wayne Joyner (Dream Theater, Devin Townsend). Watch it  HERE or below:

Says guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez, “Just in time for Halloween, enjoy this video of the new EP title track, ‘Legions of the Undead,’ inspired by the darker themes in Tolkien & Lovecraft lore. We are extremely excited to perform the new songs on Death Angel’s North American Humanicide Tour this November and December. See you on the road, Legions!”

As Gonzalez acknowledged, the song “Legions of the Dead” nods to the Dead Men of Dunharrow in “Lord Of The Rings.” It is joined on the new EP by one other new original track – the “Evil Dead”-inspired “Swallow Your Soul” – as well as three instrumental covers: renditions of Danny Elfman’s “Beetlejuice” theme and Bernard Hermann’s theme from Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic “Psycho,” as well as a neoclassical shred take on 19th Century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s haunting “Night On Bald Mountain.”

Recorded earlier this year with longtime producer Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Immolation) at Oakland’s Sharkbite Studios, “Legions Of The Undead” – the cover art for which was designed by Toha “AHOT” Mashudi – is now available via the band’s own Exmortus Music in cooperation with M-Theory Audio. Physical copies can be ordered on CD and limited-edition green slime-colored vinyl HERE.

“Legions Of The Undead” marks the first EXMORTUS release featuring the lineup – founding guitarist/vocalist Gonzalez, guitarist Chase Becker (also of Warbringer), bassist Cody Nunez and drummer Adrian Aguilar – that has logged numerous miles on the road together over the past two years with the likes of Obituary, Venom Inc., Sabaton, Kreator, Havok, Allegaeon, Hatchet, Homewrecker and The Absence. The group – whose most recent performance was alongside Exodus at the legendary thrash group’s sold-out “Bonded By Con” concert during San Diego’s recent Comic-Con – will support another iconic Bay Area act this fall, when they team up with Death Angel for a five-week tour across the U.S. and Canada. See below for the complete itinerary.

Founded by Gonzalez when he was just 12 years old, EXMORTUS released their debut album, “In Hatred’s Flame,” via Heavy Artillery in 2008. After gaining additional acclaim with their 2011 sophomore effort “Beyond The Fall Of Time,” the group signed a three-album deal with Prosthetic Records in 2013. In support of that acclaimed trilogy of releases (2014’s “Slave To The Sword,” 2016’s “Ride Forth” and 2018’s “The Sound Of Steel”), the band toured alongside some of metal’s biggest names, including Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Abbath, Dark Tranquillity and Marty Friedman, earning extensive praise along the way for their live power, prowess and proficiency.

EXMORTUS on tour with Death Angel:

Nov 13 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst (EXMORTUS only)

Nov 14 – Chico, CA – Metal Shop (EXMORTUS ONLY)

Nov 15 – Bend, OR – Third St. Pub (EXMORTUS only)

Nov 16 – Seattle, WA – Club Sur

Nov 17 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

Nov 18 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater

Nov 19 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite

Nov 20 – Calgary, AB – Dickens

Nov 21 – Regina, SK – The Exchange

Nov 22 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramids

Nov 23 – St. Paul, MN – The Amsterdam

Nov 25 – London, ON – London Music Hall

Nov 26 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Nov 27 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

Nov 28 – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey

Nov 29 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles

Nov 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

Dec 1 – New Bedford, MA – Vault @ Greasy Luck

Dec 2 – Waterford, NY – Chrome (EXMORTUS only)

Dec 3 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon

Dec 4 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar

Dec 5 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club

Dec 6 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

Dec 7 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug

Dec 8 – Orlando, FL – The Haven

Dec 9 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box (EXMORTUS only)

Dec 10 – Lafayette, LA – Grant Street

Dec 11 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar

Dec 12 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

Dec 13 – Dallas, TX – Trees

Dec 14 – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine

Dec 15 – Enid, OK – 1927 Event Center

Dec 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad

Dec 18 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red

Dec 19 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky

For more info:

www.m-theoryaudio.com

www.exmortusmusic.com

www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

www.instagram.com/exmortus_official

Source:

M-Theory Audio

LONG LIVE EXMORTUS.

STONE.

RED DEATH – Announce New Album ‘Sickness Divine’

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Washington DC Crossover Thrashers RED DEATH are proud to announce their upcoming third studio album and Century Media Records debut “Sickness Divine” for a worldwide release on November 29th, 2019.

RED DEATH checked in with the following comment about “Sickness Divine”: “ This is the record we all wanted to collectively make and we feel good about what we did. Whatever aspects we liked from our past material have been fine tuned and amplified. Any new ideas we wanted to bring to the table fit perfectly and now has opened the door for future material. We wanted to create something unique for our time. A crossover record but one that fully establishes RED DEATH as just RED DEATH and nothing more. A fine balance between what we’ve done and what we needed to do. We started recording with Arthur Rizk in Philadelphia, PA around late May and finished up early August. We are gearing up to tour Europe with the CRO-MAGS as well as preparing ourselves for 2020 and beyond. We are beyond excited and can not wait to share what we’ve created with everyone!”

Look out for the launch of the album’s first single as well as the album’s pre-order starts to happen on September 27th, 2019.

Once more produced by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Sacred Reich) and with cover art – to be seen above – by Timbul Cahoyno (The Black Dahlia Murder, Nocturnus A.D.), “Sickness Divine” is a sledgehammer-to-the-skull riff-ride across its 10 annihilating tracks. Here is the standard track-listing for the release:

Red Death – Sickness Divine:
1. Sickness Divine
2. Face The Pain
3. Sword Without A Sheath
4. The Anvil’s Ring
5. Sheep May Unsafely Graze
6. Path Of Discipline
7. (Refuse To Be) Bound By Chains
8. Dreadful Perception
9. Ravage
10. Exhalation Of Decay

RED DEATH line-up:
(From left to right – Photo by Angela Owens)
Chad Troncale – vocals, bass
Ace Mendoza – guitar
Will Wagstaff – guitar
Connor Donegan – drums

RED DEATH online:
www.facebook.com/REDDEATHDC
www.instagram.com/reddeathdc/

Source: Century Media Records

LONG LIVE RED DEATH.

STONE.

REVOCATION – North American Co-Headlining Tour With VOIVOD To Commence This Week; Band To Play Latest Album, The Outer Ones, In Its Entirety

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on September 11, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

[photo by Jeremy Saffer]

REVOCATION will kick off their North American co-headlining tour with Voivod this week with support provided by Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, and Conjurer. The journey which will see the band play their latest album, The Outer Ones, in its smoldering entirety, runs from September 12th through October 12th and includes a performance at this year’s edition of Rock ‘N’ Shock in Worcester, Massachusetts with Eluveitie and Korpiklaani; as well as four special shows with Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Sick Of It All, and Take Offense. See all confirmed dates below.

REVOCATION w/ Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, Conjurer: 
9/12/2019 La Source – Quebec City, QC
9/13/2019 Corona – Montreal, QC
w/ Voivod, Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, Conjurer: 
9/14/2019 Opera House – Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/15/2019 The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
9/16/2019 Metro – Chicago, IL
9/17/2019 Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
9/18/2019 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
9/20/2019 Starlite – Edmonton, AB
9/21/2019 Dickens – Calgary, AB
9/23/2019 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
9/24/2019 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
9/25/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/27/2019 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA
9/28/2019 El Rey – Los Angeles, CA
9/29/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/30/2019 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
10/01/2019 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
10/03/2019 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX **
10/04/2019 Mohawk – Austin, TX **
10/05/2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX **
10/06/2019 Parish @ House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/07/2019 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA **
10/09/2019 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/10/2019 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
10/11/2019 Rock ‘N’ Shock Festival @ Palladium, Worcester, MA #
10/12/2019 Brooklyn Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY
** Plus Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Sick Of It All, Take Offense
# Plus Eluveitie, Korpiklaani

REVOCATION continues to tour in support of their latest full-length, The Outer Ones, released last September via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Queensrÿche, Whitechapel, etc.), The Outer Ones finds REVOCATION pushing both the death metal and progressive elements of their signature sound harder than ever. “I knew that I wanted to go in a darker direction, and this is our most death metal album to date,” states vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson. “Sometimes when death metal bands go down the prog route, they lose some of that edge, but we wanted to keep the aggression at the forefront of what we do while still pushing our boundaries.”

To preview and purchase The Outer Ones,  go to: metalblade.com/revocation.

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE REVOCATION.

LONG LIVE VOIVOD.

STONE.

Hardcore/ Crossover Thrash Metal Act R.A.I.D Release Second Single Off Upcoming Album “Outrage”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 5, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Hyderabad based Hardcore/ Crossover Thrash Metal act R.A.I.D – The second single called- ‘Outrage’ is part of the next full length that the band is planning to unveil soon. The title and release date will be announced soon via Rottweiler Records.

Front man Rueben says: “The song ‘Outrage’ is about breaking free from the norms and pressures created by society/the people around us. A lot of poisonous trends have been created that affect a good way of life. To overcome these hurdles, the only way out is to have an unbreakable state of mind. We are the captain of our fate, the master of our soul, the boss of our dreams and the king of our goals. It is up to us to negate the poison around us and create our own legacy.” The song is rebellious and speaks in the tone of a fallen soul who goes out to seek what he is meant to do. This second single is also set to be unleashed via the Digital 45 (where the band releases an additional track) along with the single.

Listen to ‘Outrage’ here https://youtu.be/jJGDw0LuXqg or below:

More band info, click below:

Facebook | Instagram | Bandcamp

Digital 45

Source: Proximity Music Management

LONG LIVE R.A.I.D

STONE.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – To Begin North American Run With Slayer, Lamb Of God And Amon Amarth

Posted in concerts, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off their North American tour supporting Slayer this week. The journey begins May 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona and runs through sixteen cities, concluding on May 25th in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Additional support will be provided by Lamb Of God and labelmates Amon Amarth. The band’s latest journey follows their co-headlining run with Morbid Angel on the Decibel Magazine Tour earlier this year. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth: 

5/02/2019 Ak-Chin Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/03/2019 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
5/05/2019 UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
5/07/2019 Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX
5/08/2019 The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
5/10/2019 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
5/11/2019 Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/2019 Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
5/14/2019 Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
5/16/2019 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
5/17/2019 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
5/19/2019 DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
5/20/2019 Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH
5/22/2019 Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
5/24/2019 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
5/25/2019 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

CANNIBAL CORPSE continues to tour in support of their critically lauded Red Before Black full-length released last year via Metal Blade Records. Many words come to mind when you hear the name CANNIBAL CORPSE, but only one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it abundantly clear who sets the standard when it comes to manifesting consistently compelling music that is as brutal as it is complex. “Throughout our career, we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. Red Before Black continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,” asserts bassist Alex Webster.

“We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the rawest sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest, and catchiest record.”

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

ONSLAUGHT – The Wait Is Over! Official Single And Video “A Perfect Day To Die” Is Released!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

On March 8th at 13:00 cet, the UK Thrash Legends ONSLAUGHT unleashed to the masses their first single and video “A Perfect Day To Die” from the upcoming album, coming out via AFM Records! Watch and enjoy the video here:

The video got its exclusive worldwide premiering on the recent 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019 Cruise (on January 31 – February 4, 2019).

Next ONSLAUGHT show:
May 24 – Pitfest 2019 – Drenthe, Netherlands
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/445938119196146

More shows TBA.

UK Thrash legends ONSLAUGHT are one of the most explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80’s (Power From Hell / The Force / In Search of Sanity), the band marked it’s path to become a major influence for many Metal generations to follow. Since reforming in 2005, the band have performed countless shows / tours all across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the scene today, with crushing performances at Wacken / Bang Your Head / Thrash Domination / 70000 Tons of Metal / Hammersonic / Hellfest / Brutal Assault & Bloodstock Festivals to name just a few..!!

With four critically acclaimed album releases in 2007 / 2009 / 2011 & 2013 (Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI) and with the back catalog being released no fewer than 3 times ONSLAUGHT stands as one of the most respected acts in the Metal scene today. 2017, the band hit South and Central America, Mexico and once again Europe. One of the highlights of the year however was breaking new ground as the first legitimate international thrash metal band ever to play in the Lebanon. With a new album now well underway the ONSLAUGHT continues, as relentless and hungry as ever!

Source: Alpah Omega Management

LONG LIVE ONSLAUGHT.

STONE.

SACRED REICH – 2019 North American Tour – Dates/Venues Announced

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 4, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

More info: Sacred Reich

LONG LIVE SACRED REICH.

STONE.

WAR CURSE SIGN WITH SVART RECORDS

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Ohio thrashers WAR CURSE are pleased to announce that they have signed with influential European label SVART RECORDS to release their debut full-length album, Eradication. The album will be released on CD, digital and vinyl on May 10th, 2019.

The band commented: 

Eradication is the culmination of the tireless effort and improvements we’ve made as a band since the release of Final Days in 2015. We couldn’t be more excited to enter the next chapter of our musical careers and to show everyone the new and refined War Curse. It’s with great pleasure that we have partnered with Svart Records to release Eradication into the world later this year. We believe that they share our vision and values, allowing us to deliver an uncompromised product that is uniquely and genuinely our creation.”

About War Curse:

Forged in tradition and unconcerned with industry trends, War Curse walks a path blazed by thrash metal titans of yesteryear while creating a distinct imprint of their own. High energy shows across the map garnered War Curse the reputation of being a must see live act, captivating fans young and old with their thoughtfully written, no holds barred brand of metal. The band’s true to roots Bay Area sound has resonated with crowds and media alike, giving War Curse the ability to transcend genre lines and appeal to everyone from diehards to casuals. Simply put, War Curse is a sleeping giant ready to emerge as the next torchbearers.

War Curse:

Blaine Gordon – vocals
Justin Roth – guitar
Joshua Murphy – guitar
James Goetz – drums
Jason Vie Brooks – bass

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE WAR CURSE.

STONE.

BRUCE CORBITT Public Memorial To Take Place March 9th In Fort Worth, Texas

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 14, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

A public memorial for former Rigor Mortis and Warbeast vocalist BRUCE CORBITT will be held on Saturday March 9th at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas.

CORBITT passed away on January 25th following an extensive and tireless battle with esophageal cancer. He was 56 years old. CORBITT was diagnosed in May 2017 and kept his family, friends, and fans up to date with the many trials and tribulations of his journey through regular open and honest Facebook Live updates. A true inspiration, CORBITT remained hopeful and determined even in the face of some of the grimmest circumstances and maintained his courage, drive, and positive nature though his final days.

Beyond playing a pivotal rule within the thrash/speed metal scene for over thirty years, CORBITT was a dedicated hearthealth advocate following the passing of Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia, who died of a heart attack in 2012. CORBITT, who himself struggled with heart disease, would go on to perform Rigor Mortis material with the band’s remaining members under the moniker Wizards Of Gore in tribute to Scaccia. CORBITT took home the Best Documentary Rotscar Award at Housecore Horror Fest 2014 for his Rigor Mortis Documentary Welcome To Your Funeral which documents the band’s earliest beginnings through their signing with Capitol Records in 1987 and had been working a book which will be released initially as a limited hardcore edition with all proceeds going to the support of the CORBITT family. Stay tuned for details.

Reads the public memorial page, “We will come together to celebrate and remember a great man who touched the hearts of so many people in this world. We will show our love and support for his wife Jeanna, his daughter Chyna, his stepson Lyric, and BRUCE‘s amazing mother Glenda. We will celebrate in the most beautiful way possible by honoring BRUCE‘s final wishes to make his memorial just the way he wanted it. Additional details on special presentations, guest musicians, and other surprises are still being worked out. Stay tuned and You Know Damn Well!”

BRUCE CORBITT Public Memorial:

3/09/2019 Ridglea Theater – Fort Worth, TX [info]

Doors: 5:30 pm
Memorial: 7:00 pm

Live performances requested by BRUCE:
Iron Jaw
Rabid Flesh Eaters
MCs:
Debbie Sexxton of 97.1 KEGL
“Thrashin” Alan of KNON Hardtime Radio

Eulogies by:
Scott Shelby
Thrashin’ Alan
Casey Orr
Harden Harrison

CORBITT played what he thought would be his final show with Warbeast — a special set at the annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Ceremony where the band was inducted into the 2018 Fort Worth Music Hall Of Fame — last July, at the time noting, I’m really excited and thankful to the Fort Worth Weekly for showing us this much appreciation. I’m proud that I’m even feeling good enough right now to be able to attempt it. But I do know my limitations and I will be careful. All I know is I get to experience that feeling of being on stage again… and that’s why I keep on fighting. Because good things do finally happen if you can just hang in there long enough. You know damn well!”

The performance was outstanding and CORBITT continued showing signs of improvement. So much so, the band had planned to release a special Warbeast EP celebrating his strength and determination. Warbeast would play another show in October as headliners of Vulgarfest 3 at the Ridglea Theater where CORBITT again patrolled the stage against all odds. Some weeks later however, doctors found the cancer had spread again and CORBITT‘s health went on a steady decline. In CORBITT‘s honor, Warbeast will be releasing a box set which will include audio of first live show under the name Warbeast as well as video of that final Warbeast performance. Details to be released in the weeks to come.

View a live dedication to CORBITT from Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals during a recent show in Santiago, Chile at THIS LOCATION.

CORBITT’s Warbeast bandmates reflect on his passing:

Scott Shelby: “BRUCE and I have been friends since the late ’80s and were early pioneers in the Dallas/Fort Worth metal scene and later joined forces to form Warbeast. BRUCE and I worked together as a team, or as he would say the dynamic duo. We both had a vision and our own skills to make it work and that’s how we did everything that you do in a band and it worked out great for us. Unfortunately, you don’t notice all the great things in a person until they die and what my friend did for Texas metal and our scene and branching out to the rest of the world is a huge loss in itself let alone all he did for others in need; doing many benefit gigs for various people… everything he and we did was done in a big style with flawless production! I could go on and on but all our peers in the business know what I’m talking about. There is a huge hole in my life, in our scene, and in the metal industry. He was a great man. I miss you, BRUCE. We had so much unfinished business. Rest in Beast.”

Joey “Blue” Gonzalez:BRUCE CORBITT was my bandmate one of my best friends. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his help and guidance. He will always be with me on and off stage. We all will continue to share the music he created so the world will never forget. CORBITT Forever.”

Drew Shoup: “I was 17 years old and it was 2012. I was still in high school at a small ski resort town in Colorado called Crested Butte. There was absolutely no metal there and when Down/Warbeast came to Denver (which was five hours away) I knew I had to go. I hadn’t ever seen either band; I just knew of them through following Housecore. That was the night that completely changed my life. After experiencing it I knew that THAT was what I wanted to do. Warbeast was so high energy and instantly became my favorite band. I was obsessed. Fast forward two years later and they had lost their guitar player. This was my chance. I moved all the way from Colorado down to DFW just to try out and join this band. It was so surreal jamming along with these dudes that I idolized (and still do). BRUCE brought in a 19-year-old kid and pretty much a complete stranger to join his band. I know he had so many other choices in this town that he could’ve picked but he gave me a chance and had faith in me. BRUCE made me feel so welcome in the Dallas scene and made me feel like a part of a family. He truly cared about people and he was a great man. He was always doing benefit shows in the scene and always involved. Watching him struggle and suffer in pain was the worst thing I’ve experienced yet. Nobody deserves to go through that. Especially someone like BRUCE. Playing alongside him and working with him was absolutely surreal and a dream come true. He was such a great bandmate, brother, father, son, singer, friend, and person in general. I would do anything to play one more show with him. I feel for his wife Jeanna, his daughter Chyna, and his stepson Lyric. BRUCE is immortal now through his music in Warbeast and Rigor Mortis. He will be missed by everyone. Rest In Peace, Batman.”

Warbeast released their Enter The Arena full-length in 2017 Housecore Records. The record — which featured Corbitt and Shelby alongside then-new-members guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud — was recorded at Philip H. Anselmo’s Nodferatu’s Lair, mixed by Mike Thompson at the Riff Factory, and mastered by Lee Russell. For physical orders go to THIS LOCATION. For digital orders and to stream the record in full, go HERE.

Source: Earsplit PR

REST IN PEACE, BRUCE CORBITT.

STONE.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – To Kick Off Decibel Magazine Tour With Morbid Angel Later This Month

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

In less than two weeks, CANNIBAL CORPSE will join Morbid Angel for a co-headlining run on this year’s edition of the Decibel Magazine Tour. A once-in-a-lifetime bill, the trek finds the two legendary death metal units sharing the stage for the first time ever in America. Support will be provided by rising Bay Area brutalizers Necrot and space-obsessed Denver death dealers Blood Incantation. The full tour runs from February 17th through March 14th. CANNIBAL CORPSE will exit the tour following the New York City date on March 7th. Immolation will join the caravan in its final week serving as main support to Morbid Angel.

As previously announced, Erik Rutan will fill in for guitarist Pat O’Brien on all upcoming CANNIBAL CORPSE dates as O’Brien tends to personal issues. Rutan has produced four albums with CANNIBAL CORPSE (KillEvisceration PlagueTortureRed Before Black) and is uniquely equipped to fill the role – he is one of the death metal’s most acclaimed guitarists and is known for his time as part of Morbid Angel throughout the ’90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars and production duties for his current band Hate Eternal.

The latest issue of Decibel includes exclusive interviews with both CANNIBAL CORPSE and Morbid Angel as well as with tour’s co-conspirators. Don’t miss this issue! Order yours today at: https://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/march-2019-173.

In May, CANNIBAL CORPSE will play Leg Five: North America of Slayer’s Final World Tour. The journey begins on May 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona and runs through sixteen cities, concluding on May 25th in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Additional support will be provided by Lamb Of God and labelmates Amon Amarth.

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Decibel Magazine Tour 2019 w/ Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation, Necrot:

2/17/2019 Alamo Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
2/19/2019 Club Xs – Tucson, AZ
2/20/2019 The Observatory – San Diego, CA
2/21/2019 The Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
2/22/2019 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/23/2019 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
2/25/2019 Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR
2/26/2019 Showbox Market – Seattle, WA
3/01/2019 The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
3/02/2019 The Truman – Kansas City, MO
3/03/2019 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
3/04/2019 The Concord – Chicago, IL
3/06/2018 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
3/07/2019 Playstation Theater – New York, NY

w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth: 

5/02/2019 Ak-Chin Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/03/2019 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
5/05/2019 UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
5/07/2019 Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX
5/08/2019 The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
5/10/2019 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
5/11/2019 Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/2019 Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
5/14/2019 Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
5/16/2019 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
5/17/2019 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
5/19/2019 DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
5/20/2019 Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH
5/22/2019 Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
5/24/2019 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
5/25/2019 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

CANNIBAL CORPSE released their acclaimed Red Before Black full-length last year via Metal Blade Records.

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

STONE.

AZOTADOR – Touring USA For First Time, In February!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

azotador - tour flyer - february 2019 - #33ilmg333mosmo

From Azotador facebook:

Greetings, our thrash metal brothers and sisters from the United States! We are Azotador from Bolivia in South America and we will be coming to tour the United States for the first time for ten shows on the East Coast. We hope that you all can come to thrash with us while we are on the road and we want to meet you all!

More info: Azotador

LONG LIVE AZOTADOR.

STONE.

MEGADETH – “Warheads On Foreheads” Releasing On March 22nd!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

WARHEADS ON FOREHEADS Greatest Hits album arrives March 22 featuring 35 remastered tracks hand selected by Dave Mustaine. Cyber Army pre-orders begin January 25. megadeth.com/cyberarmy

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

STONE.

MEGADETH – ‘The World Needs A Hero’ And ‘The System Has Failed’ Reissues Landing On February 15th, 2019

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From MEGADETH newsletter:

On February 15, 2019, we will reissue The System Has Failed and The World Needs a Hero on CD, vinyl and digital platforms. You can pre-order both albums now at smarturl.it/MegadethStore

MEGADETH‘s ninth studio album, The World Needs a Hero was originally released in May 2001 and was critically acclaimed as a return to a heavier musical direction for the band. It charted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 and received positive reviews across the music press.

The World Needs A Hero – Track Listing:

01. Disconnect
02. The World Needs a Hero
03. Moto Psycho
04. 1000 Times Goodbye
05. Burning Bridges
06. Promises
07. Recipe For Hate… Warhorse
08. Losing My Senses
09. Dread and the Fugitive Mind
10. Silent Scorn
11. Return to Hangar
12. When
13. Coming Home (CD Bonus Track)

* The full album has been newly remastered by Ted Jensen (GUNS N’ ROSES, MASTODON, MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM).

* Includes rare live bonus track “Coming Home” on the CD and digital versions.

* First time ever on vinyl in North America.

* CD has been out of print for five years.

MEGADETH‘s tenth studio album, The System Has Failed was originally released in September 2004. Following the direction set by its predecessor, The World Needs A Hero, it headed further into the bands thrashier past and was a hit amongst fans and critics alike. Debuting at No. 18 on the Billboard chart, the album received positive reviews across the board stating it as vital and solid.

The System Has Failed – Track Listing

01. Blackmail the Universe
02. Die Dead Enough
03. Kick the Chair
04. The Scorpion
05. Tears in a Vial
06. I Know Jack
07. Back in the Day
08. Something That I’m Not
09. Truth Be Told
10. Of Mice and Men
11. Shadow of Deth
12. My Kingdom
13. Time / Use the Man (Live) (CD Bonus Track)
14. The Conjuring (Live) (CD Bonus Track)

* The full album has been newly remastered by Ted Jensen (GUNS N’ ROSESMASTODONMACHINE HEADTRIVIUM).

* Includes rare live bonus tracks Time/Use the Man and The Conjuring on the CD and digital versions.

* First time ever on vinyl in North America.

* CD has been out of print for five years.

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

STONE.

VOIVOD – Australia January Tour Dates Announced!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 6, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From the VOIVOD facebook:

AUSTRALIA! If you haven’t gotten tickets for our upcoming tour, you better get on it! Let’s party

For more VOIVOD: Voivod

LONG LIVE VOIVOD.

STONE.

DUNGEÖNHAMMER – “Infernal Moon” Out Now

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Infernal Moon, the full-length debut from old-school black/thrash metal duo DUNGEÖNHAMMER, is out now on Pulverised Records. The album is available on CD and digital formats at pulverised.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-moon.

DUNGEÖNHAMMER was formed by two maniacs – one from The Netherlands, the other France – who met while studying in Milan, Italy. What started as a friendship born from a shared passion of ’80s thrash and speed metal bands soon became the repulsive, two-headed beast known as DUNGEÖNHAMMER.

With Infernal Moon, DUNGEÖNHAMMER delivers pure filth, hypnotic, convulsion-inducing rhythms and an uncontrollable urge to bang your head. DUNGEÖNHAMMER rounds out this mayhem with vocals reminiscent of Tom G. Warrior’s Hammer ov Hell days and a nod to early ’90s Scandinavian death metal.

Cover art by Timo Ketola (Watain, Deathspell Omega, Antaeus, Krypts). The vinyl edition of Infernal Moon is coming soon from Me Saco Un Ojo Records.

DUNGEÖNHAMMER is:

E. – Drums

R. – Guitar, Vocals

Source: ClawHammer PR

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For more DUNGEONHAMMER info:

www.facebook.com/dungeonhammer

dungeonhammer.bandcamp.com

www.pulverised.net

LONG LIVE DUNGEÖNHAMMER.

STONE.

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