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Let There Be Steel! SACRED STEEL Streaming New Song!

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

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German Heavy Metal veterans SACRED STEEL are streaming a new song from forthcoming album Heavy Metal Sacrifice. Stream “Let There Be Steel” at this location or below:

SACRED STEEL will release Heavy Metal Sacrifice on October 14 via Cruz Del Sur Music. The album was recorded at Music Factory Studio Kempten (Germany), and was produced by Sacred Steel and Christian Schmid. The album will be available on Compact Disc (digipack edition), vinyl LP (featuring Sacred Steel’s embossed logo), and digital formats. Stream the title track at this location.

The release of Heavy Metal Sacrifice will be a celebratory event marking the group’s 20th anniversary, offering fans SACRED STEEL’s most compelling album yet. Featuring highlights “Let There Be Steel,” “Hail The Godz Of War,” “Children Of The Sky,” and the title track, SACRED STEEL sets in motion a war machine that will crush all enemies of true heavy metal!

Pre-order CD and Vinyl from the Cruz Del Sur Music Store.

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Photo Credit: Matthias Leiss

Critical Praise:

“Draw up a sword-wielding, tried-and-true, un-budgeable classic metal band and what you get is Sacred Steel.” – Dead Rhetoric

“The songs of Sacred Steel are full of hooks and engaging surprises.” – Sea of Tranquility

“Another chapter of solid, uncompromising and memorable heavy metal.” – Dutch MetalManiac

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The band has already announced a round of shows to accompany the release of the album. Confirmed dates are as follows:

10.15.2016 – 20 years of Sacred Steel Festival & Heavy Metal Sacrifice Record Release Party with SACRED STEEL, TANKARD, STALLION, TRAGEDY DIVINE (Reunion Gig), and SEPTAGON

Ludwigsburg (GER) – Scala

10.21.2016 – Vienna (A) – Escape

10.22.2016 – Phantoms of Pilsen – Pilsen (CZ)

11.12.2016 – Burn This Town Festival with ROSAE CRUCIS, HAMMER KING, BATTLE RAM, and GRAAL

Rome (IT) – Traffic Club

1.13.2017 – Hamburg (GER) – Bambi Galore

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Source:

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* For more band & label info:

http://www.sacredsteel.eu/

www.facebook.com/sacredsteelofficial

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

http://cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SACRED STEEL.

SACRED STEEL KICKS ABSOLUTE METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CRYSTAL VIPER ARE BACK! New Studio Album “Queen Of The Witches” Releases On February 17, 2017, via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 4, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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CRYSTAL VIPER are back! The Polish Heavy Metallers are returning after a 4 year absence, which was caused by the health issues relating to the band’s front woman and founder, Marta Gabriel, and which placed the future of CRYSTAL VIPER into question, (last year Marta underwent surgery of her nasal and facial sinuses), “The witch is back” however, sounding stronger, heavier and louder than ever before…!

On February 17, 2017, AFM RECORDS will release CRYSTAL VIPER‘s new concept album entitled “Queen Of The Witches”. The album, which will be available as a limited edition vinyl LP, CD and digital download, has been produced by Bart Gabriel – producer known for his collaboration with acts such as CIRITH UNGOL, MYTHRA and SACRED STEEL (and within their private lives, Marta’s husband), and engineered and mixed by Mariusz Pietka (JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR, LONEWOLF, MORTICIAN). The album’s cover artwork has been created by the legendary German artist, Andreas Marschall (RUNNING WILD, BLIND GUARDIAN, KREATOR). The first single from the new album will be entitled “The Witch Is Back”, and will be available in December. On February 18, 2017, the band will play an exclusive headlining live show in Munich, Germany, at the Heavy Metal Calling Festival, which will be an official release party for the new album.

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In other news Marta Gabriel, the band’s singer and guitarist who has once again written all of the songs on the new album, recently joined the ESP GUITARS family. In addition, all of the members of CRYSTAL VIPER have signed an endorsement deal with DEAN MARKLEY.

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More CRYSTAL VIPER:

http://www.crystalviper.com

http://www.facebook.com/crystalviperofficial

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https://www.afm-records.de/en/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CRYSTAL VIPER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CIRITH UNGOL – Metal Warriors Return! Headlining Frost And Fire II – October 8th In Ventura, California

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 23, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Cirith Ungol Facebook:

Frost And Fire II – October 7-9, 2016 – Beautiful Beachside Downtown Ventura, California.

Last year’s event sold out with only two months of notice, so we decided to step it up a notch for all of you. We understand people need time to make travel plans, so here is the entire lineup with ticket links. This is also extra special of course because of the rebirth of Cirith Ungol. They are representing in their hometown of Ventura, CA with this come back show. The fans have cried for it for nearly the last twenty-five years. This is for all of you. Thanks for the support in the past and in the future. Let’s all continue making Heavy Metal history, together.

Day One @ Bombay – October 7, 2016
143 S. California St. Ventura, CA
Showtime – 5:00pm – Show Is 21+Over, Only.

Featuring:
Omen
Slough Feg
Thrust
Blade Killer
Midnight Chaser
Widow
Resistance
Vanlade
Salvacion
Seax
Livin Alive

Purchase Day One Here:


http://nightdemon.net/frost-and-fire–2

Day Two (All Ages)
@ Ventura Theater- October 8, 2016
26 S. Chestnut St. Ventura, CA
Showtime 3:00pm

Featuring:
Cirith Ungol (The Kings of the Dead Have Risen)
Midnight (Exclusive West Coast Appearance)
Mindless Sinner (First Ever U.S. Show)
Special Guest Reunion (Announced March 1St)
Night Demon
High Spirits
Visigoth
Axxion
Spellcaster

All Headliners – All Day Long – Get There Early! 
Purchase Day Two Here:


https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1082331

After Party at Sans Souci (21+ OVER)
NO cover. (directly across the street from the venue)
10:30pm

Featuring:
Hessian (Portland, Maine)
Alchemy (Tijuana, Mexico)

Day Three (All Ages)
Frost And Fire Presents “Bangover Brunch” And Metal Market @
Bombay – 143 South California St. Ventura, Ca
10:00am – 5:00pm

Featuring:
An Afternoon With Ashbury
Plus Special Guest (T.B.A.)
Heavy Metal Marketplace, DJ’s, Drink And Food Specials, Raffle Prizes, Hangovers And Bangovers!

Purchase Day Three Here:

http://nightdemon.net/frost-and-fire–2

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Official Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1686875868223394/

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For more CIRITH UNGOL:

Facebook: Cirith Ungol

http://www.cirithungol.bigcartel.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CIRITH UNGOL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JUDAS PRIEST – Metal Odyssey’s Staff Picks Their Top 5 JUDAS PRIEST Songs!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 26, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Today, Scott Coverdale and I have decided to post our Top 5 songs from Judas Priest, respectively. (See below). Judas Priest. The band that made spiked leather and duo lead guitars a mainstay in the world of Metal. Judas Priest. The band that has been shunned by The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for such other acts like: Beastie Boys, Green Day and ABBA. Life isn’t always fair and really do any of us Metalheads give a smelly shit about that Rock Hall anyways?

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Without Judas Priest, would there have been such a remarkable New Wave Of British Heavy Metal era? You make the call, it’s an easy call to make. I and Scott Coverdale pledge our Metal Allegiance to Judas Priest, now and forever. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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Scott Coverdale’s Top 5 Judas Priest Songs:

  1. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ – Screaming For Vengeance (1982)
  2. Love Bites – Defenders Of The Faith (1984)
  3. Rock Hard Ride Free – Defenders Of The Faith (1984)
  4. Locked In – Turbo (1986)
  5. Hell Bent For Leather – Hell Bent For Leather (U.S.) (1979)

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Stone’s Top 5 Judas Priest Songs:

  1. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll – Defenders Of The Faith (1984)
  2. Exciter – Stained Class (1978)
  3. Metal Gods – British Steel (1980)
  4. Touch Of Evil – Painkiller (1990)
  5. Hot Rockin’ – Point Of Entry (1981)

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KAINE “Justice Injustice” – New Single Exhibits NWOBHM Grandeur

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , , on August 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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East Anglia has boasting rights to say that KAINE is from there. This NWOBHM revival band has me relieved to know they understand fully about the roots and trueness of Metal. KAINE have delivered a grand-slam with their newly released single: Justice Injustice. Listen to this song and buy it on their Bandcamp!! Trust Stone, I would never tell my Metal brethren to buy shit.

This new song from KAINE is so good, it has brought tears to my eyes. Fans of early Judas Priest, early Iron Maiden and Witch Cross etc. have to understand just how important of a song this is for their Metal library! Maybe this is too cliché to say only I don’t give a sweet and sour shit: KAINE kicks Metal ass. Period.

Rage Sadler is a vocalist that is top-tier. I have listened to this new song from KAINE so many times now that I’ve lost count. Everything about this song is perfect. Support KAINE by any Metal means possible. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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For more info: Facebook Kaine

This single has been released on Revival Metal Records/Revival Music Group.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KAINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR: First Ever Official Reissue Of The Same Titled Studio Album From 1989 Out In September!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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First official CD reissue of the same titled JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR studio album from 1989 (so-called “Orange Album”), will be released by Skol Records on September 12, 2014. The album has been remastered from the original studio tapes, and includes all 13 tracks from that recording session, for the first time ever. Package will include thick booklet, and brand new exclusive artwork painted by Alexander Von Wieding (MANILLA ROAD, CLOVEN HOOF, RAZOR etc.). First 500 copies will be available as Double Disc Edition (2CD), incl. complete live album recorded at the legendary KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL in Germany (mixed and mastered by Tarek Maghary of MAJESTY), with some of the best JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR songs in live versions, performed by the current BURNING STARR line up feat. musicians known from VIRGIN STEELE, MANOWAR, JOE LYNN TURNER BAND and CRYSTAL VIPER.

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Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR, is an American Power Metal band formed in 1985 by the ex VIRGIN STEELE member and guitar wizard Jack Starr. After doing 4 classic albums in the ’80s: “Rock The American Way” (1985) “No Turning Back!” (1986), “Blaze Of Glory” (1987) and “Jack Starr’s Burning Starr” (same titled, so-called “orange album” from 1989), the band returned with a new line up feat. Jack Starr (guitar), Ned Meloni (bass guitar, ex JOE LYNN TURNER band, ex DEVIL CHILDE and PHANTOM LORD), Kenny Rhino Earl (drums, ex MANOWAR) and Todd Michael Hall (vocals, also in RIOT V), and released the well received comeback album titled “Defiance” in 2009. Two years later the band established their position on the market as of one of the best US Power Metal acts with their next studio album, titled “Land Of The Dead”. BURNING STARR concert lineup is completed by rhythm guitarist Marta Gabriel, frontwoman of the Polish Heavy Metal act CRYSTAL VIPER.

Watch the “Sands Of Time” video clip: http://youtu.be/Lk0bpTmEJ7E

Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR is currently working on a brand new studio album titled “Stand Your Ground”, (scheduled for release in early 2015), and announced short European Tour:

12-09-2014 – Club Circolo Colony, Brescia, Italy

13-09-2014 – Swordbrothers Festival, Germany

14-09-2014 – An Club, Athens, Greece

15-09-2014 – Thesaloniki, Greece

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* For more info on Jack Starr’s Burning Starr:

Facebook: Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR (official)

Website: jackstarrsburningstarr.com

Source:

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Website: http://www.skolrecords.com

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LONG LIVE JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

REAPER “An Atheist Monument” – Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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REAPER – German Metal legends REAPER have a new studio album releasing via Massacre Records, on July 25th, 2014. An Atheist Monument is this new album and it’s overflowing with ALL things grand about Heavy Metal! This new offering from REAPER has me psyched-out of my Metal mind; air guitar and air drums enthusiasts take notice! Powerful, melodic and laced with retro vibes and sounds of True Metal, REAPER has scored in a titanic way with An Atheist Monument.

Daniel Zimmermann (guitar) and Benjamin “Benni” Lodewig (guitar & backing vocals) are Metal sensations to take in; their muscular riffs, memorable leads and solos are Heavy Metal personified. Damn great stuff. Jan Breede (drums & backing vocals) plays the song and adds an incredible dynamic to this entire album; he’s a Metal treat to listen to. Matthias “Mäfju” Kraft (bass & backing vocals) adds his musical thunder and combined with Jan Breede’s drumming it’s a headbanging Metal experience to behold!

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Daniel Zimmermann also is the lead vocalist and he sings like a Metal giant! His vocals are stuff of conquer all and death to the Metal posers. I believe my Metal brethren reading this know what I mean and it’s Metal truth.  Twelve delectable Heavy Metal songs are on the CD, with nine songs on the LP version. Hetoimasia is this album’s instrumental opener and it signals that the Metal power-surge is on! I just knew it was gonna be a great Metal ride upon my first listen and it only gets better with each Metal serving. Whoa.

Being their 5th studio album overall and first with Massacre Records, REAPER could not have found a better record label to call home. Celebrating their 30th anniversary on stage with this new album should catapult REAPER into our community’s Metal limelight; buying this mandatory Metal work and spreading the Metal word about REAPER should be on every Metalhead’s to-do list in 2014! REAPER waves the anti-religion flag with mega Metal potency and they have my Metal respect. Hail REAPER and Metal be thy name! – Stone

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An Atheist Monument – Track Listing:

1. Hetoimasia 
2. Realms Of Chaos
 3. Of Sheep And Shepherds 4. Horse Brigade
 5. Hail The New Age
 6. Voice Within
 7. 1943
 8. Well Of Poison
 9. Taste My Revenge
 10. Ship Of Fools
 11. Fields Of Joy 
12. La Tristesse

Taste My Revenge, Fields Of Joy
 and La Tristesse are the three songs that do not appear on the LP version of An Atheist Monument.

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* For more info on REAPER:

Facebook: REAPER (Band)

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Website: http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE REAPER.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

WITCH CROSS – “Angel Witch” Cover Song Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on June 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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WITCH CROSSThe Keep It True Festival is held in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. This year, a very rare CD was released at the festival only, via Skol Records, celebrating the bands that have appeared at the legendary KEEP IT TRUE festival and the festival itself. One of the festivals participants are the legendary WITCH CROSS and they appear on this CD, covering the song Angel Witch from the also legendary: Angel Witch.

The Keep It True Festival is where WITCH CROSS performed their first comeback show, back in 2012. Below you will hear WITCH CROSS cover Angel Witch in all of its True Metal glory! The band’s ultra-talented musicianship coupled with the vocals of Kev Moore are stuff that sends me into that happy place of where real Metal exists… True Metal, that is. Just a tremendous accomplishment is what WITCH CROSS has contributed to this milestone CD! Whoa!

WITCH CROSS – Cover Song Of Angel Witch Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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Above: The cover art for KEEP IT TRUE – Harder Than Steel –

This CD was a very limited edition, with a run of only 500 copies! This above CD could only be purchased by attending this years KEEP IT TRUE festival. Whoa! Check out the track listing for this super rare piece of Metal history, below. Both the performers and the respective original artists are a steel solid who’s who of True Metal! Metal be thy name!

01. ATTACKER – “Fire Down Under” (RIOT)

02. PARADOX – “March Of The Saint” (ARMORED SAINT)

03. CRYSTAL VIPER – “Night Of The Demon” (DEMON)

04. WITCH CROSS – “Angel Witch” (ANGEL WITCH)

05. OSTROGOTH – “Plan Of Peace” (LETHAL)

06. JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR – “Children Of The Storm” (VIRGIN STEELE)

07. SACRED STEEL – “All For One” (RAVEN)

08. NIGHT DEMON – “Axe Crazy” (JAGUAR)

09. WIZARD – “Mind Body Spirit” (VIRGIN STEELE)

10. BORROWED TIME – “Bound To Be Free” (SAVAGE GRACE)

11. SATAN’S HOST – “See You In Hell” (GRIM REAPER)

12. DEADLY BLESSING – “Notorious” (LIZZY BORDEN)

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* For more info on WITCH CROSS:

Facebook: Witch Cross

Website: http://www.witchcross.dk

* For more info on Keep It True Festival:

Facebook: KEEP IT TRUE Festival

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LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

LONG LIVE ANGEL WITCH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ASKA – Confirmed As Friday Night Headliners For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is very excited to welcome back the only band to headline the fest three years in a row. Dallas-based Traditional Metal professionals ASKA, who headlined in 2009, 2010 and 2011, has officially signed on as the Friday night headliner for our 7th annual Warriors Of Metal Fest. ASKA will be supporting their sixth studio album, Fire Eater which was released through Germany’s Pure Steel Records in September of last year.

The 7th annual Warriors of Metal Fest will be held June 27 – 28 at O’Shecky’s LIVE Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

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Band founder, vocalist and guitarist, George Call states: “When we here at ASKA were approached by the brain trust about coming back to Warriors of Metal and headlining Friday’s portion of the fest I said, ‘Awesome! Who do we gotta kill?’ Not because we actually wanted to kill anyone but you get the sentiment right? After all, who wouldn’t want to get back to, perform for and hang out with those beloved portions of our extended metal family that the Warriors of Metal Fest has come to represent? See, WOM is not just a fest where we perform for fans but one in which we bleed, sweat, laugh and commune with our brothers and sisters of Metal. It really is one big family and the ‘blood’ that unites us is STEEL. And so it is with that sentiment that we look forward to this latest installment of the Warriors of Metal Festival, now indoors, come June – because just as much as you want to see ASKA, ASKA wants to see you. Dig? Hail and see you all at WOM Fest VII!”

The band’s official music video for the track “Dead Again” can be seen and heard below:

ASKA is brought back to Warriors of Metal Fest VII due to the generous fan sponsorships by Kit & Jen Ekman from Mobile, Alabama, brothers Edward and Mike Schmidt from Cleveland, Ohio, Dennis Schwan and Megan Stewart from Detroit, Michigan, and last but not least, Lance Souther & Laurie Rhodes from Dayton, Ohio. We are grateful for their contributions and constant support through the years.

Tickets are on sale and various levels of sponsorship opportunities are now available at the Fest’s website at www.warriorsofmetal.org.

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Bands confirmed for Pre-Fest Showcase on Thursday, June 26 at O’Sheckeys Live Bar & Grill include:  ETERNAL LEGACY (headliner) AUTOMATON, DEADIRON, LOWER 13, DETHRATS, GRAVE ROBBER, SPLIT THE ABYSS and WINTERHYMN.

Warriors Of Metal Fest VII confirmed bands thus far for the main Fest on Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28 include: ARMORY, ASKA (Friday headliner), A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, NOBLE BEAST, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED, SHADOWSTRIKE, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN, VALHALLA, VERMITHRAX and ZEPHANIAH.

Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s Of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ASKA:

Facebook: ASKA

Website: http://www.askaband.net

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LONG LIVE ASKA.

ASKA KICKS 100% METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

Stone.

HELSTAR “Fall Of Dominion” – New Song From Forthcoming “This Wicked Nest” Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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HELSTAR – Below is the first teaser from the upcoming HELSTAR album ‘This Wicked Nest’ (release date 4/25 Europe, 4/29 U.S. via AFM Records). This new song from HELSTAR is absolutely SOLID and (yes) has psyched-out my Metal senses to their maximum potential! I cannot wait to feed this new HELSTAR album into my brain!! Metal be thy name!!

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HELSTAR:

James Rivera – vocals

Larry Barragan – guitars

Rob Trevino – guitars

Mikey Lewis – drums

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* For more info on HELSTAR:

Facebook: Official Helstar Page

Website: http://www.HelstarMetal.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Helstar_Metal

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de

AFM Shop: http://shop.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE HELSTAR, TRUE TEXAS METAL LEGENDS.

LONG LIVE TRUE METAL.

LONG LIVE TEXAS.

Stone.

LUCIFER’S HAMMER – “Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXII)” Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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LUCIFER’S HAMMER – I’m gonna say it straight, Lucifer’s Hammer has made this Metalhead one happy Metal camper! Just in time for Spring, this tidy, 3 song EP from Santiago, Chile’s, True Metal troupe, will be raging LOUD from my home stereo speakers, laptop and car. It’s time to crank the windows down and blast some Lucifer’s F’n Hammer! Yet again, a fine new band that has tapped into the True Metal sound of yesteryear!

Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXII) has a Metal ton going for it, with the (old school) vocal echoes included! From the info I’ve gathered, Lucifer’s Hammer is: Hades (Vocals, Guitars) and Titan (Drums). These two Metal dudes have flat-out nailed it! I’d hate to see this band refine a damn thing; the raw and retrospective vibes that jump out of these 3 songs makes damn cool Metal sense to me!

True/Traditional Metal fans cannot pass up on Lucifer’s Hammer! Fans of (early) Manowar, Witch Cross, Hell, Sinister Realm, Satan, (early) Iron Maiden, (early) Judas Priest, (early) Fates Warning, Obsession and the (original) NWOBHM explosion must give Lucifer’s Hammer a listen!

Listen below for yourself and hear why Lucifer’s Hammer’s new EP is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Buy this EP! Support Lucifer’s Hammer! Metal be thy name!

Purchase the digital album of Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXII) by clicking that link below! Whoa!

http://shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/night-sacrifice-demo-mmxiii

Track Listing & Running Times:

01 – Wolf (4:16)

02 – Shadows (5:20)

03 – Night Sacrifice (4:54)

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* For more info on LUCIFER’S HAMMER:

Facebook: Lucifer’s Hammer

http://lucifershammer.bandcamp.com/

Shadow Kingdom Records - Logo - 4 color - 2013

http://store.shadowkingdomrecords.com/

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LONG LIVE LUCIFER’S HAMMER.

LONG LIVE TRUE METAL.

LONG LIVE CHILE.

Stone.

STEEL ASSASSIN – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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February 28, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors Of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization has confirmed that Boston Power Metal veterans STEEL ASSASSIN will make a much-anticipated return to the Warriors of Metal Fest VII. The band will perform selections from their various releases such as War of the Eight Saints, WWII: Metal of Honor, In Hellfire Forged as well as a few other metallic surprises. The Warriors of Metal Fest VII will be held June 26 – 28 at O’Shecky’s Live Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

Steel Assassin - WWII Metal Of Honor - promo cover pic

The band collectively states: “In 2013 the Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air demonstrated to us true metal camaraderie, brotherhood and dedication to the art form. We are honored and excited to be part of this event again this year.”

Watch the video for “Blitzkrieg Demons” below:

Bands confirmed for Pre-Fest Showcase on Thursday, June 26 at O’Sheckeys Live Bar & Grill include:  ETERNAL LEGACY (headliner) AUTOMATON, DEADIRON, LOWER 13, DETHRATS, GRAVE ROBBER, SPLIT THE ABYSS and WINTERHYMN.

Warriors Of Metal Festival VII - promo flyer - 2014

Warriors Of Metal Fest VII confirmed bands thus far for the main Fest on Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28 include: ARMORY, A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, FLESH ENGINE, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, RESISTANCE,  RESTLESS BREED, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN and VALHALLA.

Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

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John Falzone – Vocals

Phil Grasso – Bass Guitar

Greg Michalowski – Drums

Kevin Curran – Guitars

Mike Mooney – Guitars

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more on STEEL ASSASSIN:

Facebook: Steel Assassin

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LONG LIVE STEEL ASSASSIN.

STEEL ASSASSIN KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

Stone.

HELSTAR “This Wicked Nest” – Releases April 25th, Via AFM Records; 1st CD Release Show To Be In Band’s Hometown Of Houston, Texas!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the AFM Records Facebook page:

Legendary U.S. Metal band HELSTAR will release their new studio album This Wicked Nest On April 25th. It will be available as CD & on Vinyl. Take a look at the cover artwork. Old school Metal!

More HELSTAR Info: Official Helstar Page

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As reported on the Official HELSTAR Page:

Very first release show for our forthcoming album ‘This Wicked Nest’. Where else would we have it but our home town of Houston!!! More release shows to follow!

Helstar — ‘This Wicked Nest’ CD Release Show! CD, Vinyl, T-Shirts +more at Merchandise Table (Worldwide Release Date April 25th)

With Special Guests: Venomous Maximus, Warbeast, Sanctus Bellum, Termination Force

All Ages, Doors: 7:00 PM, Show: 7:30 PM

Tickets: $12.00 Advance / $15.00 Day of Show

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Advance Ticket Sales at Fitzgerald’s Box Office or Online at:
http://www.stubwire.com/event/helstarvenomousmaximuswarbeastsanctusbellumterminationforce/fitzgeralds/houston/6830/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com

Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ Fitzgerald’s Houston: 2706 White Oak Drive, Houston, Texas 77007. 713-862-3838

Fitzgerald’s & Event Info:

Website: http://fitzlivemusic.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FitzgeraldsHouston

MW Productions FB Event Page:

www.facebook.com/events/450346605069871/

Fitzgeralds FB Event Page:

www.facebook.com/events/653462108030430/

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AFM Records - new logo - 2013 - #1

Website: http://www.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE HELSTAR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CRUSADER – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Crusader - Onward Into Battle - promo cover pic - 2013

January 20, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is pleased to announce that NWOBHM-inspired Heavy Metal/Thrash act CRUSADER has been confirmed for this year’s Warriors of Metal Fest. The Chicago-based band appeared as an 11th-hour replacement act for last year’s pre-fest showcase and will hit the main stage this year in support of their Stormspell Records release Onward into BattleThe Warriors Of Metal Fest VII will be held at O’Sheckys LIVE in Columbus, Ohio on June 27 and 28.

Check out album track “Hopeless Destiny” below:

Fest organizer Datis Alaee comments: “Crusader was brought to my attention by the former Chicago Thrash Metal guitarist Alex Manske of Degradation who played their penultimate Live show at Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air in 2012 and upon contacting and subsequently booking Crusader for our Pre-Fest Showcase, I was really impressed with the way these guys re-arranged their schedules at the last-minute so that they could come down to Ohio and rock our socks off.  And if that was not enough, they stuck around and supported ALL the other bands that played that night.  They only left the venue because we were getting kicked out and by then most of the other bands who played that night were already gone.  That was very impressive to me so right then and there I vowed to bring them back to Ohio so that they could play on our main Fest stage in 2014!”

CRUSADER drummer Colin Holmes states: “It’s an honor to be able to participate alongside such a great and growing lineup at WOM Fest for the last two years.  We’re really looking forward to getting on the main stage this year hot on the heels of the release of Onward into Battle, our first full-length album through Stormspell Records.”

Warriors Of Metal Festival VII - promo flyer - 2014

Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on CRUSADER:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/crusaderwarmachine

Bandcamp: crusaderwarmachine.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE CRUSADER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BURNING SHADOWS – Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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January 17, 2014  Cincinnati, Ohio – The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is excited to announce the confirmation of Maryland Power Metallers BURNING SHADOWS, whose awe-inspiring performance at 2012’s Pathfinder Metalfest V as a support band for the legendary Raven led to the Warriors Of Metal Fest organizer Datis Alaee to comment:

“I had known Burning Shadows for a while at that time since my friend Tim Regan had sent his band’s previous albums for air play on my Metal Messiah Radio show.  But making our annual pilgrimage from Ohio to Georgia to support our friend Hoyt Parris with the 5th edition of his Pathfinder Promotions’ Metalfest series, Burning Shadows was a definite not-to-be-missed band for me and boy did those guys deliver!!!  My neck was wrecked, my ass was kicked and my face was melted.  Big kudos to Hoyt for such an awesome booking!  After their performance I went over to my wife and said ‘We HAVE TO get these guys to our Fest!!!'”

Warriors Of Metal Festival VII - promo flyer - 2014

Band guitarist Tim Regan states: “We are thrilled to join the lineup for Warriors of Metal Fest VII! It is a huge honor to be part of a festival that always brings together so many amazing acts. We are grateful to battle alongside so many like-minded bands, organizers and fans. Datis has been a strong supporter of ours and we very much look forward to bringing our music to new audiences looking to help us prove that true metal is alive and well. Many of our favorite bands that we’ve shared the stage with have played this festival in years past and we’re excited about what’s in store for 2014.”

The band has posted the song “A Thousand Lies (Abridged),” from their Last One To Fall EP – take it in below:

Keep up-to-date with all of the developments such as band announcements and ticket information for next year’s show through the Warrior’s of Metal Fest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorsofmetal

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on BURNING SHADOWS:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bsmetal

Website: www.burningshadows.com

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LONG LIVE BURNING SHADOWS.

LONG LIVE WARRIORS OF METAL FEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

TYGERS OF PAN TANG And WITCH CROSS – Unleashing Their Metal At: VERY ‘EAVY FESTIVAL 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Very 'Eavy Festival - Witch Cross - promo flyer - 2014

The fourth edition of Holland’s TRUE METAL festival VERY ‘EAVY in the city of Stadskanaal, The Netherlands.

2 days of pure old school Heavy Metal in the North of The Netherlands!

Festival will take place in the Easter weekend 2014. Just one week before the famous KEEP IT TRUE festival in Germany.

On the Saturday there will also be a Metal Market with many International dealers selling records, cd’s, shirts and other good stuff!

2 DAYS OF HEAVY METAL MADNESS FOR JUST € 27,50!!

ONLY 600 TICKETS IN TOTAL AVAILABLE!

FOR INFORMATION AND TICKET SALES GO TO: www.veryeavy.nl

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG

http://www.tygersofpantang.com/official/

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WITCH CROSS

Facebook: Witch Cross

Website: http://www.witchcross.dk/

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

LONG LIVE TYGERS OF PAN TANG.

Stone.

CRYSTAL VIPER “POSSESSION” – Releasing On December 13th, Via AFM Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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CRYSTAL VIPER News: the new album from Poland’s CRYSTAL VIPER, Possession, will be released on Friday, December 13th, via AFM Records! See the cover artwork above!

Stone Says: NICE album cover art! Whoa! Looks like a concept album to me!? That’s my Metal guess anyways, based on the images of the album art. Such a damn fine METAL band is CRYSTAL VIPER. True Metal warriors are they. I can’t wait to hear this new CRYSTAL VIPER offering!! Whoa.

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Band photo by Wojtek Gabriel

MARTA GABRIEL –  vocals and guitars

ANDY WAVE – guitars

TOM “GOLEM” DANCZAK – drums

MICHAL BADOCHA – bass guitar

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* For More Info On CRYSTAL VIPER:

Facebook: Crystal Viper

http://www.crystalviper.com

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LONG LIVE CRYSTAL VIPER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

SINISTER REALM “Cyber Villain” – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Sinister Realm - World Of Evil - promo cover pic

SINISTER REALM – The third studio album from SINISTER REALM, World Of Evil, was released this past August 20th, via Shadow Kingdom Records. What a True Metal album it is! Filled with captivating songs that are all built on the foundation of Traditional Heavy Metal, World Of Evil has a cemented spot within the top 10 of Metal Odyssey’s Best Of Metal Albums list for 2013. Whoa.

One powerful song heard on World Of Evil is Cyber Villain. The True Metal mastery of SINISTER REALM can be heard by my ears on Cyber Villain; hopefully you too can hail the Metal glory that I’m hearing from this song as well, by taking a loud listen below! Metal be thy name.

SINISTER REALM – Cyber Villain Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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Alex Kristof – vocals

John Gaffney – bass, guitar, background vocals

John Kantner – rhythm & lead guitar

John Risko – lead guitar

Chris Metzger – drums

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* For More Recent Metal Odyssey Features On SINISTER REALM:

SINISTER REALM “WORLD OF EVIL” = METAL FANTASTICAL!

SINISTER REALM “World Of Evil” METAL Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

SINISTER REALM – A Metal Odyssey Exclusive Interview!

The above links are for original posts that have been featured on Metal Odyssey.

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* For More Info On SINISTER REALM:

Facebook: Sinister Realm

http://www.sinisterrealm.net/

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http://shadowkingdomrecords.com

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LONG LIVE SINISTER REALM.

LONG LIVE ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ATLANTEAN KODEX – German Epic Metal Kings Unveil Song From Anticipated New LP At Revolver

Posted in epic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As Germany’s heroes of true heavy metal, ATLANTEAN KODEX, prepare to proudly unveil their sophomore LP, The White Goddess (A Grammar Of Poetic Myth), today the first full single from the epic new opus is playing at Revolver Magazine; the mammoth eleven-minute “Sol Invictus (With Faith and Fire).”

Founding guitarist Manuel Trummer states of the magnificent tune: “‘Sol Invictus’ takes you on a trip through the dark underbelly of European folklore to a realm of fertility cults, fire-worship and corn-demons, older than Bethlehem and Babylon, older than dreaming Sumer and mankind itself. Now grab a beer, turn the volume to 11 and bang your head like a man possessed.”

Arm yourself and meet us for the ceremonial unleashing of the mighty “Sol Invictus (With Faith and Fire)” at Revolver HERE: 

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-atlantean-kodex-premiere-new-song-sol-invictus.html

The band has also compiled a shortened/edited video for “Sol Invictus,” which can be seen below:

The White Goddess (A Grammar Of Poetic Myth) will see stateside release on CD on October 1st, with the mammoth 2xLP version to follow shortly after. Outside of North America, Germany’s Ván Records will disburse the vinyl edition while Italy’s Cruz Del Sur will handle the CD release.

Self-described as falling somewhere between Twilight of the Gods-era Bathory, early Ross The Boss-era Manowar and other classic US bands like Fates Warning, Cirith Ungol and Warlord, ATLANTEAN KODEX retains a singular modernity and heaviness via their incredible production and recording technique, and through singer Markus Becker, who has the naturally blessed pipes to rival the best heavy metal vocalists past or present. There is no irony or pretense going on in their music; ATLANTEAN KODEX plays deeply reverent and devoted metal with an emphasis on superior, timeless songcraft. Continuing on 2010’s universally praised The Golden Bough, ATLANTEAN KODEX has built upon their sound to achieve an album like no other released in 2013.

Many bands and labels lay claim to the word “epic” to describe a particular band’s sound but on The White Goddess, their name becomes synonymous with the term in a way very bands ever manage. Drawing from traditional heavy metal, doom and Norse metal influences, The White Goddess achieves the bands strongest songwriting, lyrics, vocal performance and production yet, already nearly without equal on their previous LP.

Stay tuned for further international release and tour updates on ATLANTEAN KODEX in the coming weeks.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On ATLANTEAN KODEX:

Facebook: Atlantean Kodex

http://www.atlanteankodex.de

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LONG LIVE ATLANTEAN KODEX.

Stone.

MESSENGER – New Album News; New Song “Salvation” Streaming Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, power metal bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on August 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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MessengeR’s new album Starwolf – Pt. I: The Messengers will be out on September 6, 2013 via Massacre Records!

Produced by Rolf Munkes at Empire Studio, mastered by Andy Horn at Red Room Studios.

Artwork by Wiebke Scholz.

Listen to the new MessengeR song “Salvation” feat. Primal Fear’s Ralf Scheepers. From the new album “Starwolf Pt. I: The Messengers”

The album will also be available as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks!

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Siegfried Schüssler – Vocals

Patrik Deckarm – Rhythm Guitar

Frank Kettenhofen – Lead Guitar

Benny Strauß – Bass

Markus Merl – Drums

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MessengeR are from Neunkirchen; it’s a town and a municipality in Saarland, Germany.

* For More Info On MESSENGER:

Facebook: MessengeR

http://www.messengerband.de

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http://www.massacre-records.com

Facebook: MASSACRE RECORDS

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LONG LIVE MESSENGER.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

Stone.

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