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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.

Aska - Fire Eater - promo cover pic - 2013

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.

Warriors Of Metal Festival VII - promo flyer - 2014

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

Helstar - This Wicked Nest - promo cover pic - 2014

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

AFM Records - new logo - 2013 - #1

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

Lucifers Hammer - demo MMXII - promo cover pic - 2014

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

Helstar - This Wicked Nest - promo cover pic - 2014

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

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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.

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