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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

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Source: Rat Pak Records

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LONG LIVE METAL CHURCH.

METAL CHURCH F’N RULES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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

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

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

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

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

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LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE LAMB OF GOD.

LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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

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

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(photo Credit – Derek Carr – Visions In Pixels)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CEMR Metalfest 2017 – Line-Up

Day 3 – April 8th

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

Graveyard Nemesis (Calgary, AB)

Day 1 – April 6th

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

FULL FESTIVAL DETAILS:

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

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

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

Night of event:
$20 Entry

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

Door prizes and giveaways!

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

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

Voxx Promotions

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

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

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

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

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LONG LIVE TERRIFIER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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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

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LONG LIVE KRYSTOS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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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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LONG LIVE KREATOR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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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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LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE NILE.

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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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LONG LIVE ANNIHILATOR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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