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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:

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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:

Kreator

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KREATOR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

OVERKILL – Thrash Metal Warriors Announce 2017 North American Tour With NILE!

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

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Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, have announced their 2017 North American trek with Egyptian themed Technical Death Metal champions and label mates NILE. The 25-date tour will kick-off on February 14th at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, make stops in Chicago, Anaheim, and Washington, DC before ending at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ.

Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth comments, “Can’t wait to roll ‘the wheel’ down the road. This Feb & Mar, USA, coming to a stage near you! Let’s make it another one to remember! Onward! Upward!”

OVERKILL will be touring in support of their upcoming album, The Grinding Wheel, which will be released February 10th via Nuclear Blast. Recently, the band released the video for Our Finest Hour.

NILE is touring in support of their latest release What Should Not Be Unearthed.

“All of us in NILE are really looking forward to the upcoming USA Tour with OVERKILL. This Tour is going to be Metal as Fuck,” comments NILE Mastermind Karl Sanders.

Joining OVERKILL and NILE for select shows are melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS and melodic Doom/Death merchants SWALLOW THE SUN.

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Tickets for the confirmed shows are now available for purchase at bit.ly/overkilltour and all other ticket outlets.

Catch OVERKILL live at the following dates:

2/14/2017 Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
2/15/2017 Agora Ballroom (w/ LORDI) – Cleveland, OH
2/16/2017 Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH
2/17/2017 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
2/18/2017 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
2/19/2017 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
2/20/2017 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
2/22/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/23/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
2/24/2016 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
2/25/2017 City National Grove – Anaheim, CA
2/26/2017 Club Red – Tempe, AZ
2/27/2017 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/28/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
3/01/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
3/02/2017 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
3/03/2017 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA
3/04/2017 The Ritz Ybor – Ybor City, FL
3/05/2017 Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
3/6/2017 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC **
3/7/2017 The NorVa – Norfolk, VA **
3/8/2017 Howard Theatre – Washington, DC **
3/9/2017 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY **
3/10/2017 Palladium – Worcester, MA
3/11.2017 Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ **
** With AMORPHIS & SWALLOW THE SUN

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Source:

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE NILE.

Stone.

ANNIHILATOR – Will Release “Triple Threat” via UDR Music, On January 27th, 2017

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 28, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Legendary Canadian Thrash/Heavy Metal masters Annihilator have lacerated many senses over the years with their supreme, aggressive Metal mastery, and on January, 27th, 2017, their legion of loyal fans can look forward to a series of fresh sensory experiences as Annihilator proudly present Triple Threat, a three-disc collection of Annihilator’s music in a trio of very different scenarios.

The main disc comprises a set of Annihilator’s classics performed acoustically, with band leader/guitarist/ songwriter and vocalist Jeff Waters bringing together band members Aaron Homma and Rich Hinks, Vancouver BC drummer and friend Marc LaFrance plus Ottawa session player Pat Robillard.

Recorded and mixed by Waters, this quintet recorded everything live, off the floor and in single takes at Watersound Studios in Dunrobin, Canada during late May and early June, 2016, giving Waters one of the most challenging, satisfying and perhaps ‘electric’ creative moments in his career.

The second disc will feature Annihilator’s vicious set from the 2016 Bang Your Head Festival, a set which illustrates the very best of what Annihilator is known for –tight, sharp, technically excellent and melodic Thrash Metal music. It will also contain some exclusive inside-Annihilator off-stage perspective, which captures further elements, flavours and detail of the band which fans will flip over.

“This was one of the coolest things I have done in my long career. Having 5 people in a room, from all different backgrounds and talents, coming together to play songs from the past and to try to sound like we are one but totally live and with feel. This was one of the biggest challenges that Annihilator has faced, musically.
Enjoy… we sure love this one.” – Jeff Waters, Annihilator

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Triple Threat will be available as DVD/2CDs, Blu-Ray/2CDs, a 2CD audio-only and digital download.

The BluRay and DVD visual content is split in 3 parts:

Chapter I – Annihilator Un-Plugged: The Watersound Studios Sessions (62 mins)
Chapter II – Annihilator Live at the BANG YOUR HEAD Festival (45 mins)
Chapter III – ANNIHILATOR: Summer Mini-Documentary 2016 (50 mins)

Plus Bonus Video Chapters: “Jeff’s Commentary On The Acoustic Songs” and “Jeff Answers Fan Questions”.

“Annihilator really is Canada’s thrash band; kind of an extension of the Big Four. We have Sepultura in the South, we have Annihilator to the North. I love Jeff, I love the band, I love his playing. His compositions are terrific. Annihilator rules.” – David Ellefson, Megadeth

For further information visit: www.udr-music.com

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Source:

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ANNIHILATOR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BATTLECROSS And WOVENWAR Have Begun North American Tour With SOILWORK, UNEARTH And DARKNESS DIVIDED

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 17, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal Blade lablemates BATTLECROSS and WOVENWAR will kick off their North American Fury Tour tonight supporting Soilwork and Unearth. The trek will coil its way through over two dozen venues, coming to a close on November 16th in Toronto, Ontario. Additional support will be provided by Darkness Divided.

Following the journey, BATTLECROSS will close 2016 with a three-week headlining run: the third installment of the Winter Warriors Tour. This year, support will be provided by Metal Blade labelmates Allegaeon and Necromancing The Stone. In conjunction with the Veterans Ticket Foundation, the Winter Warriors Tour will once again offer free admission to members of the US Armed Forces and the band will donate a portion of their proceeds to local veterans’ organizations in each city.

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Veterans are invited to register for free tickets at vettix.org. BATTLECROSS will be touring in support of their latest album, Rise To Power, which landed on the Billboard charts at #103, marking the band’s second Billboard chart entry (2013’s War Of Will entered the charts at #130). To preview and purchase Rise To Power, visit: metalblade.com/battlecross.

On October 21st, WOVENWAR will release their sophomore album, Honor Is Dead. More aggressive and fluid than its self-titled predecessor, Honor Is Dead was written with contributions from all members, while the music for Wovenwar was mostly written before vocalist Shane Blay joined the band. The results speak for themselves, capturing a group that sounds truly unified, and hungry.

Expanding upon the ruthlessly catchy melodies and hooks of their debut and driven by darker lyrical themes, Honor Is Dead makes for a listening experience with true depth, and a broad emotional range. To hear latest single, “World On Fire,” visit AltPress.com at THIS LOCATION where a drum play through for the track can be viewed, alongside an exclusive interview with drummer Jordan Mancino. For preorder info and to check out a concept video (by the band’s own Nick Hipa) for “Censorship” visit: metalblade.com/wovenwar.

BATTLECROSS And WOVENWAR w/ Soilwork, Unearth, Darkness Divided:
10/17/2016 Cats Cradle – Carrboro, NC
10/18/2016 The Loft – Atlanta, GA
10/20/2016 The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
10/21/2016 18th Street – San Leon, TX
10/22/2016 Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
10/24/2016 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
10/26/2016 Glass House – Pomona, CA
10/27/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/29/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/30/2016 The Pin – Spokane, WA
11/01/2016 Dimondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
11/02/2016 Metro – Salt Lake City, UT
11/03/2016 The Summit – Denver, CO
11/05/2016 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
11/06/2016 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
11/08/2016 The Metal Grill – Cudday, WI
11/09/2016 Q&Z – Ringle, WI
11/10/2016 Home Bar – Arlington Heights, IL
11/11/2016 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/12/2016 Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
11/13/2016 Gramercy – New York City, NY
11/15/2016 The Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
11/16/2016 Rockpile – Toronto, ON

BATTLECROSS Winter Warriors Tour w/ Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone:
11/25/2016 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA
11/26/2016 Harmony House – Webster, NY
11/27/2016 Fuze Box – Albany, NY
11/28/2016 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
11/29/2016 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
11/30/2016 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
12/01/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
12/02/2016 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
12/03/2016 The Iron Heights – Augusta, GA
12/04/2016 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
12/07/2016 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA
12/08/2016 Shooters – Texarkana, AR
12/09/2016 The Korova – San Antonio, TX
12/10/2016 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
12/11/2016 Thunder Alley – Oklahoma City, OK
12/12/2016 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
12/13/2016 Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
12/14/2016 The East Room – Nashville, TN
12/15/2016 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
12/16/2016 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
12/17/2016 The Token Lounge – Westland, MI

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.metalblade.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

OVERKILL – To Release 7″ Vinyl Single, Snippet Launched! “The Grinding Wheel” Releases In February, 2017

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, Thrash Metal, world news with tags , , , , on October 1, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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OVERKILL – Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, are putting the finishing touches to their upcoming studio record entitled The Grinding Wheel. To give their fans a taster of what to expect from their forthcoming record, a brand-new single called Our Finest Hour, will be released in the first week of OVERKILL‘s European tour, on November 4th.

The 7″ single will be purchasable on black, clear, green and splatter vinyl.
Pre-order now: http://nblast.de/OverkillFinestHourNB

“Looks like the ‘machine’ is up and rolling, but for all good things we wait. The delay for “The Grinding Wheel” will take us to 2/17, at the start of the US tour… but fear not, the Euro tour will happen and happen with some new music! Friday Nov. 4th, we will let go of the first cut; “Our Finest Hour”, available on various colors of vinyl along with some ear shattering madness. We will also have it with us on the road to quench your thirst and fill the hunger. So you heard it here first and you can hear more live the first time on tour! To the road, onward and upward into ’17!”

BB, OVERKILL

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BATTLECROSS – Concert Photo Gallery And Review – Oddbody’s Music Room, Dayton, Ohio – May 7th, 2016

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Kyle Gunther – vocalist

All photo credits (except for album cover): Stone/Metal Odyssey

Back on May 7th of this year, I went to see the mighty BATTLECROSS at Oddbody’s Music Room in Dayton, Ohio. This venue plays host to many, many national, worldwide and local Metal bands. On this night Metal legends Suffocation and Soulfly were the headliners; with Abnormality and Lody Kong also as opening acts. I went solo to this night of amazing Metal mayhem and I also stayed in the pit for the entire BATTLECROSS set. Yes, I’m crazy at age 50. I did get pushed around pretty damn good too and I stuck it through.

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BATTLECROSS are touring in support of their 3rd killer studio album: Rise To Power.

The next day my body felt like crap from the physical punishment it endured from being in the pit for both BATTLECROSS and Abnormality. I wouldn’t have changed a thing I did and that’s the way Metal is supposed to be if you want to be a human target in the pit. BATTLECROSS played an amazing set of songs and had their packed house of fans going crazy. Lead singer Kyle Gunther commanded the stage, never-ceasing to jump around for a second. Kyle stalked his fans and gave them their monies worth!

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Above: Hiran Deraniyagala – guitarist

The entire BATTLECROSS band is extremely talented at their Metal crafts and are a Modern Thrash Metal band to reckon with. I absolutely enjoyed myself smashing and thrashing around to their Metal! I did (luckily) pause at times to take some photos of BATTLECROSS in action, thanks to a few BIG dudes at the front-line that shielded me from the carnage going on in the pit behind us. BATTLECROSS are from Michigan and are not to be missed if you worship in-your-face, high intensity Thrash Metal. Enjoy these photos I took and thank you for visiting. Metal Be Thy Name – Stone

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Above: Alex Bent – drummer

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Above: Tony Asta – guitarist

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Above: Don Slater – bassist

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In closing, Kyle Gunther is an animated, funny, very, very cool dude.

L: Kyle Gunther, R: Me, um, Stone

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BATTLECROSS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ODDBODY’S.

Stone.

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