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DEATH ANGEL – Bay Area Thrash Icons Kick Off North American Tour With Slayer And Anthrax

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Bay Area Thrash icons DEATH ANGEL have kicked off an epic run of live dates supporting Slayer and Anthrax. The latest trek, which commenced with a string of headlining dates September 4th, will run through October 30th and level over three dozen stages with an included stint on Rock Allegiance in Chester, Pennsylvania alongside Ghost, Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah and many more. See the band’s full schedule below.

DEATH ANGEL will be touring in support of their newest full-length The Evil Divide, released earlier this Spring via Nuclear Blast Records. The Evil Divide was recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Deicide), who previously worked on 2010’s Relentless Retribution and 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City.

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DEATH ANGEL w/ Slayer, Anthrax:
9/09/2016 Jacob’s Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
9/10/2016 Freedom Hill Amphitheatre – Detroit, MI
9/11/2016 Streeters Ground Zero – Traverse City, MI #
9/12/2016 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
9/13/2016 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
9/15/2016 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
9/16/2016 Anthology – Rochester, NY (Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL, Avatar)
9/17/2016 The Chance – Pougheepsie, NY **
9/18/2016 Rock Allegiance – Chester, PA [info]
9/20/2016 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
9/21/2016 Conchord Music Hall – Chicago, IL #
9/22/2016 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
9/23/2016 Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA #
9/25/2016 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL **
9/27/2016 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
9/28/2016 Fillmore – Miami, FL
9/29/2016 Club LA – Destin FL #
9/30/2016 Horseshoe Casino Tunica – Tunica, MS
10/01/2016 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN **
10/03/2016 Norva – Norfolk, VA
10/04/2016 The Orange Peel – Danville, VA (Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL, Avatar)
10/05/2016 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10/06/2016 Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA **
10/07/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/08/2016 ACL at the Moody Theatre – Austin, TX
10/10/2016 Fillmore – Denver, CO
10/11/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/13/2016 The Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
10/14/2016 Hitt Event Center – Idaho Falls, ID #
10/15/2016 Revolution Concert House – Garden City, ID #
10/16/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA #
10/17/2016 ENMAX Center – Lethbridge, AB
10/19/2016 South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
10/20/2016 Abbotsford Centre – Abbotsford, BC
10/21/2016 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR #
10/22/2016 Gibson Ranch/Aftershock – Elverta, CA **
10/23/2016 Reno Events Center – Reno, NV
10/24/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NB **
10/25/2016 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ #
10/26/2016 Top Deck – Farmington, NM #
10/27/2016 El Paso County Coliseum – El Paso, TX
10/28/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ **
10/29/2016 Whiskey A Go Go – Hollywood, CA **
10/30/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA **
** DEATH ANGEL only
# Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL only

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Three decades into their celebrated career, DEATH ANGEL remains as hungry as ever. As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability drive The Evil Divide. The group – vocalist Mark Osegueda, lead guitarist Rob Cavestany, guitarist Ted Aguilar, drummer Will Carroll, and bassist Damien Sisson – satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems.

The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for DEATH ANGEL. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Park began to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the “Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released By The Big 4.” The group broke up following 1990’s Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art Of Dying for the next generation.

In 2008, DEATH ANGEL teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Mastodon) for Killing Season recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies the first-week and earning the group’s first ever entry onto that respective chart.

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More DEATH ANGEL:

http://www.DEATHANGEL.us

Source: Earsplit PR

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LONG LIVE DEATH ANGEL.

LONG LIVE SLAYER & ANTHRAX.

Stone.

METALLICA “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” – Releases On November 18th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Metallica.com:

It really does exist! We know it’s been a long time coming, but today we proudly introduce you to Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, the long-awaited next Metallica studio album that is the follow-up to Death Magnetic! Two discs, nearly 80 minutes of music is coming your way on November 18, 2016… yes, THIS YEAR!

Hardwired… represents the next phase of our journey as Metallica and we are so excited to share it with you Produced by Greg Fidelman, along with James and Lars, this is our 11th studio album and is available for pre-order in a variety of configurations including 12 songs on a double CD, vinyl, digital download, as well as a deluxe version with the riffs that were the origins of the album. Everyone who pre-orders the album through Metallica.com will receive an instant download of the song “Hardwired.”

Keep watching this space for more information, we cannot wait to hit the road to play these songs live and get in your faces once again, so strap yourselves in… INCOMING!

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Tracklist:

Disc One:

Hardwired
Atlas, Rise!
Now That We’re Dead
Moth Into Flame
Am I Savage?
Halo On Fire

Disc Two:

Confusion
Dream No More
ManUNkind
Here Comes Revenge
Murder One
Spit Out The Bone

Disc Three (Deluxe Edition Only):

Lords Of Summer
Riff Charge (Riff Origins)
N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M. (Riff Origins)
Tin Shot (Riff Origins)
Plow (Riff Origins)
Sawblade (Riff Origins)
RIP (Riff Origins)
Lima (Riff Origins)
91 (Riff Origins)
MTO (Riff Origins)
RL72 (Riff Origins)
Frankenstein (Riff Origins)
CHI (Riff Origins)
X Dust (Riff Origins)

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METALLICA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ACT OF DEFIANCE – Announces US Headlining Tour – Plus Select Dates With Killswitch Engage And Hellyeah

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on August 16, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Following an extensive North American tour this past May and June, ACT OF DEFIANCE is ready to return to the road this Fall, headlining shows across the US. Additionally, the band will appear with Killswitch Engage and Hellyeah on select dates. See below for all upcoming shows.

ACT OF DEFIANCE:
09/14/2016 @ Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
09/15/2016 @ The Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
09/16/2016 @ Marquis – Denver, CO
09/17/2016 @ The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
09/19/2016 @ Basement East – Nashville, TN
09/20/2016 @ The Cone Denim – Greensboro, NC *
09/21/2016 @ Mavericks at the Landing – Jacksonville, FL *
09/22/2016 @ Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA *
09/24/2016 @ Backbooth – Orlando, FL
09/25/2016 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
09/27/2016 @ Brauer House – Lombard, IL
09/28/2016 @ Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
09/29/2016 @ Anthem @ Hard Rock – Sioux City, IA *
09/30/2016 @ Silver Dome Ballroom – Neillsville, WI
10/02/2016 @ Our Place Tavern – Bismarck, ND
10/03/2016 @ Pub Station – Billings, MT
10/04/2016 @ The Falls – Idaho Falls, ID
10/06/2016 @ Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA
10/07/2016 @ Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
10/08/2016 @ Complex – Glendale, CA
10/09/2016 @ Slidebar – Fullerton, CA (free show!)
10/11/2016 @ Bunkhouse Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
10/12/2016 @ Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
10/13/2016 @ House of Blues – San Diego, CA **
* w/ Hellyeah
** w/ Killswitch Engage

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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) – is touring in support of their recently released full-length, Birth And The Burial. The record was commended by Terrorizer for delivering a, “perfectly produced, super slick slice of savage, technical modern thrash,” while Powerplay hailed sounds that are sure to, “destroy your eardrums, as they are uncompromising and unrelenting metal at its very best.” To preview and purchase Birth And The Burial, visit: metalblade.com/actofdefiance.

For more ACT OF DEFIANCE:

http://www.facebook.com/actofdefiancemusic

http://www.metalblade.com/actofdefiance

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Source: Earsplit PR

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ACT OF DEFIANCE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

TESTAMENT “Brotherhood Of The Snake” – Releases October 28th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Presenting the cover art for Testament‘s upcoming album, ‘Brotherhood Of The Snake’ by Eliran Kantor.

Release Date: October 28, 2016 on Nuclear Blast

Stone Says: Whoa! That is an insane great album cover!! Eliran Kantor is an amazing artist! Even the album title is freaking dope! This is what Metal is about and holy shit! I’m absolutely stoked to hear this new Testament album! Metal Be Thy Name!!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TESTAMENT.

LONG LIVE ELIRAN KANTOR.

LONG LIVE NUCLEAR BLAST.

Stone.

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.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/asschapel666

http://asschapel.bandcamp.com/releases

http://www.southernlord.com

http://southernlord.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/SLadmin

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF ASSCHAPEL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KILLFEST 2016 Tour Announced: OVERKILL, CROWBAR, DESECRATOR And SHREDHEAD

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

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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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MASSACRE RECORDS

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ELM STREET.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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