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SCORPIONS – ‘Big City Nights’ – A Look At A Terrific Greatest Hits CD From 1998

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Many years ago, I bought this cool Scorpions CD: Big City Nights (Rebound Records). I remember buying it new and it was pretty cheap; the price was around $5 or so. I believe it was Walmart that had this CD too; sometimes my memory amazes me, despite not remembering what I ate for dinner yesterday. Truth. Here is a one-sentence rant before I continue: Scorpions should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!!

Okay, I shall continue onward. I love this band. Every era of Scorpions I love. I was fortunate to see them headline the M3 Rock Festival back in 2010, with my great/best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale. What a fun time. Just about every song on this Big City Nights compilation was performed by the Scorpions at that M3 Rock Festival; at least to the best of my (once again) amazing memory. Chuckle, chuckle. I’ve presented the tracklist for this CD below, no worries.

I have grown extremely tired of Still Loving You and I’m certain I’m not alone. That song never really hit me. No big deal for it’s the only Scorpions song out of their iconic catalog that I just skip over. Rock You Like A Hurricane is teetering on the edge of being tiresome for me. What saves this song for me at this point is the guitar solo. Enough negativity! I do get psyched out of my cranium by Can’t Live Without You, No One Like You, Big City Nights and Rhythm Of Love. All these songs I’ve mentioned in this post are on this CD.

I’m happy I bought this Scorpions CD when I did. I have no plans to get rid of it either. That’s a good thing, due to my selling off of many CDs in recent years. As you look over the tracklist on the back of this CD, you’ll see there are 4 songs that are live versions. The live songs are from the stupendous World Wide Live from 1985, with the exception of Wind Of Change which is from Live Bites (1995).

Granted, this CD compilation is missing many classic Scorpions songs; heck, it’s only one CD and I’m certain it was never meant to be a definitive Scorpions greatest hits package. Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey, I truly appreciate it. Please stay safe out there, help out one another and… Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

NO, THANK YOU, KLAUS!

STONE.

KING GORM – RELEASE NEW SINGLE

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , on May 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

San Diego throwback rockers KING GORM have just released their new single “Beyond Black Rainbow” via their Bandcamp. The song is recommended for fans of Rainbow and Deep Purple.

Listen to the song here: https://kinggorm.bandcamp.com/track/beyond-black-rainbow-2

Track Listing:
 1.Intro

2. Freedom Calls

3. Four Heroes

4. Irondale Burning

5. Song From Brighter Days

6. Beyond Black Rainbow

7. The Witch of Irondale

8. Slaughter the King

9. Ultimate Reality

Francis Roberts – electric guitar, vocals, music & lyrics (Old Man Wizard, ex-Dread Crew of Oddwood)

Erich Beckmann – bass guitar (Kirby’s Dream Band, Grim Luck)

Dylan Marks – drums, percussion, vocals (Beekeeper, Fermentor)

Saki Chan – Hammond organ, ARP Odyssey, mellotron, vocals

More KING GORM:
https://www.facebook.com/king.gorm.usa/
https://www.instagram.com/king.gorm/

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE KING GORM.

STONE.

Please Support The Frankie Banali Medical Fund

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Hi Headbangers,

As most of you know, Frankie Banali, drummer and manager of QUIET RIOT has been battling stage four pancreatic cancer for the last year. He is putting on a brave fight and punching cancer in the nose. However, with the spring and summer shows canceled or postponed because of the pandemic he now faces a struggle to cover the ever-mounting medical expenses. His friends Peter Beckett (of the band PLAYER) and his wonderful wife Eden started a go fund me to help raise funds for his battle. If you can chip in it would be greatly appreciated. We know this is a terrible time for everyone. If you are unable to, please share. Thank you and stay safe and healthy out there! 

The entire Banali, and Hands on Productions family

Go Fund Me: gf.me/u/xzbv6j

LONG LIVE FRANKIE BANALI.

STONE.

2020 – The Twilight Zone Has Arrived

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , on March 28, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

We are either in quarantine, total isolation, working from home, stricken by the coronavirus or we’re an essential employee being exposed on the front lines. My deepest condolences to those who’ve lost loved ones and/or friends from this evil virus. Please stay strong and heal fast to those currently suffering from any symptoms of coronavirus. I give the deepest appreciation to ALL the people of so many trades and occupations that are helping save lives and to those allowing our food supply chain to continue without problems. Other than the hoarding of food and wipe your ass products, society has been trying to do their part.

My day job is working full-time in a high traffic and extremely popular grocery store. I have seen first hand the panic persona of the general public. Trust me, it has been the most stressful I’ve felt in my entire life. However, I and the ENTIRE WORLD will get through this, together. I’ve turned to my family, friends and coworkers for moral support; without them I’d be a basket case. I strongly advise anyone staying home for whatever reason to do just that. STAY HOME. There are tons of food delivery services available, at your disposal. If you live in a rural setting, by all means go out and get your food and supplies.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL EATERIES THAT ARE OFFERING TAKE-OUT!!!! If you can. I am scared out of my mind as to which food establishments in my neighborhood and surrounding area that will not survive this lock down. I am so saddened for my many friends that work as bartenders, waiters, waitresses, cooks, etc. that are in danger of never having their employer reopen. Plus, so many of these friends depended on tips to survive, outside of their hourly wages. Unreal sad.

My biggest pick-me-up during this pandemic has been music. Music soothes the soul and cheers me up like no other, save for my family. I’ve turned to METAL so much more since this Twilight Zone has started and I’ve also been lucky enough to have the spare dollars to support my favorite underground bands by purchasing their music online. If you have the spare $10, buy an album from a struggling band; so much money is being spent on charities as it is and all bands have had to cancel their tours.

In closing, THANK YOU for reading this. I never thought in a billion years I would be living in a Twilight Zone movie; yet here we are experiencing every grueling second of it. If I failed to mention anyone or any entity that is struggling during our global crisis, it is not intended and my apology is extended. As the mighty Tesla song goes: “HANG TOUGH”. Metal be thy name. Stone.

STYX “The Mission” – New Studio Album Releases On June 16th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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STYX – “The Mission” is the 1st studio album of new music in 14 years. This will be the 16th studio album from the great STYX. Available June 16 on CD, LP, Digital and Streaming. Pre-order “The Mission” now at http://www.styxworld.com!

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Stone Says: I am absolutely psyched outta my skull to hear this new STYX studio album! STYX forever! Whoa! I can care in the least that Dennis DeYoung is not with STYX anymore. No offense to Dennis DeYoung at all; he’s been doing his own gig for years now very successfully. For God’s sake, those that complain about Dennis DeYoung no longer being with STYX: GET OVER IT. Take some EX-LAX. That’s life.

It’s been how many years now that STYX has survived (very well) without Dennis DeYoung? KISS has survived without Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. It’s the way the Rock ‘N’ Roll world turns. ‘Nuff said. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STYX.

Stone.

DIGIPAKS STINK LIKE MONKEY POOP. HERE’S WHY…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, humor, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Below you will find the Top 10 Reasons Why Digipaks Stink Like Monkey Poop. Enjoy.

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  • Digipaks crease, ding and tear VERY EASILY, even with delicate handling.
  • Even before you buy the damn digipak version off the retail shelf, it’s already dinged, creased or torn. That’s bullshit.
  • Guess what happens while taking the plastic wrap off of a digipak? You ding it. That’s insane bullshit.
  • It takes patience and skill to get the damn CD and liner notes out of the digipak sleeve. After doing so, the cardboard sleeve is dinged from your fingernails; not to mention the liner notes took a nasty beating too.
  • Digipaks get CRUSHED when stacked underneath a pile of CD jewel cases. Hell, a couple of magazines can crush a digipak. Again, that’s bullshit.

This is NO laughing matter!!!

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  • A digipak has NO defense against any liquid. At least a CD jewel case has a freaking fighting chance in protecting the liner notes and CD itself. Trust me, I know ALL about that one.
  • If you wanted to bury your digipak in the ground, for safekeeping, the life expectancy of the cardboard is 4 weeks. That’s intense bullshit.
  • A damaged CD jewel case can be easily replaced. A damaged digipak stalks your music collection, like the uninvited pain-in-the-ass that nobody gives a shit about. Do not get alarmed, for the respective CD and liner notes will always find themselves a new home inside a spare and cozy… jewel case.
  • Just opening and closing a digipak automatically CREASES the spine; not to mention leaving visible fingerprints all over the cardboard. That is unreal bullshit.
  • Purchasing a used CD as a digipak version is never a fun moment. The digipak 99.9% of the time is so freaking mishandled, dinged and worn; not to mention the disease ridden bacteria that has probably been absorbed by the cardboard itself. Yay. Um, bullshit.

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Special thanks for the inspiration of this post goes to Scott Coverdale.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CD JEWEL CASES.

LONG LIVE MONKEYS AND NOT THEIR POOP.

Stone.

JOE SATRIANI AND ROBIN DIMAGGIO TEAM UP ON ORIGINAL SONG FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS GALA

Posted in guitarists, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , on June 9, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Song to Debut at the Annual Presidential General Assembly of the UN 69TH Session Gala on June 30th

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(Los Angeles, CA) World renowned guitarist, JOE SATRIANI and UN Musical Director ROBIN DIMAGGIO, have teamed up to compose and produce a new song entitled, “Music Without Words” to be unveiled at the June 30th Annual Presidential General Assembly of the UN 69th Session Gala in New York City. The Assembly and Gala feature world dignitaries as well as the Heads of States from nations across the globe. Accompanying the song will be a video, compiled by the UN, featuring footage of people the world over.

The song was co-written by the two exclusively for this event and produced by DiMaggio as the UN Musical Director. On his collaboration with SATRIANI, DiMaggio stated “Working with Joe has brought a new meaning to music, this masterpiece was a collaboration of elegance and prestige. This unforgettable melody is for all the human beings in sync with enlightenment and peace.”

A meeting between these two iconic musicians first took place when Robin, as musical director for the Arsenio Hall Show, asked SATRIANI to sit in with his band last fall. A friendship sparked between the two and discussions of collaborating for the UN, began. Fast forward to June 30th when the piece will debut at the UN Assembly. “Robin came to me with a beautiful challenge,” SATRIANI says, “to create a melody that would touch the hearts of six billion people, a call to humanity, a message of love. He sent me an awesome groove to get the ball rolling, I sent him back a melody, and we kept the collaboration going until we were both blown away. I’m thrilled with the final mix and can’t wait for people to hear it.”

The song also features vocals from Ms Monet, a Grammy-award winning vocalist, songwriter and performer who has sung with everyone from Boz Scaggs to Faith Hill, Toto and Queen Latifah. It was DiMaggio’s decision, to blend the beauty of Ms Monet’s vocals with SATRIANI’s guitar to create such an incredibly moving piece.

SATRIANI is currently readying his 15th solo album, “Shockwave Supernova” for release on July 24th. SATRIANI is the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer, with six gold and platinum discs to his credit (including one more gold award for the debut album by his band Chickenfoot), and sales in excess of 10 million copies. The critically acclaimed guitarist also has 15 Grammy nominations for songs such as “Always With Me, Always With You,” “The Crush Of Love,” and “Summer Song,” as well as full albums like Surfing With The Alien, The Extremist and Super Colossal.

Robin DiMaggio is a musical force to be reckoned with. Known as one of the world’s premiere drummers and classical/world percussionists, Robin is also a highly skilled songwriter, composer, conductor, arranger, producer, engineer, and instrumentalist. He has toured and recorded with veterans such as Paul Simon, David Bowie, Jackson Browne, Diana Ross, Tupac, Dr. Dre, Luther Vandross, Lil Jon, Martina McBride, Daft Punk, Johnny Cash, and Chris Isaak, as well as with acclaimed world musicians, sitarist/composer Ravi Shankar and violin maestro L. Shankar. He has also appeared on David Letterman and has performed at the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, and the MTV Music Awards, and was Musical Director and drummer for late-night TV’s Arsenio Hall Show on CBS Syndication, and TBS’ Lopez Tonight, hosted by George Lopez.

Having traveled extensively from an early age, Robin’s music incorporates rhythms and sounds from diverse cultures throughout the world. The vast array of influences in Robin’s life have made him a charismatic ambassador of the arts. For the fifth straight year, Robin has been assigned the returning position of Music Director for the United Nations, where one of his many responsibilities includes coordinating musical guests for the official General Assembly Summit in New York City each September at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria. Robin produced former Eagles guitarist Don Felder’s 2012 album, Road to Forever, and Stephen Bishop’s 2014 release, Be Here Then. Robin has some incredible projects in the works, as he is in the preliminary stages of his new vision — the first U.N. School of Art, Culture and Music in Southern California.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

Stone.

Four Bizarre Mothers Day Album Covers

Posted in album covers, holidays, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on May 9, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Mothers Day - Cherry Pie - promo album cover pic

Mothers Day is on Sunday, May 10th. I wish all the moms and grandmas a Happy Mothers day. Here at Metal Odyssey, our special way of celebrating Mothers Day is to present this list of Four Bizarre Mothers Day Album Covers. Each album cover on this list is clearly created by people that have not a clue, in my opinion.

The Mothers Day album cover (above) really has me questioning: who is the dummy that decided to combine Mothers Day with cherry pie for an album cover? WTF?! That is flat-out insane, immature and embarrassing! Of all the freaking pies in the world, why spotlight cherry pie? Apple pie, peach pie or any other stinking pie would have done just nicely, thank you very much.

The Flexican & Sef - Mothers Day - extended version - promo pic - 2014

Evidently the musical artist for this Mother’s Day song is: The Flexican & Sef. My big question is: what the hell does the artwork on this MP3 single have to with Mother’s Day? Two dudes and a city skyline, inside a burst, does not represent Mother’s Day to me. Un-freaking-real. Whatever.

Mothers Day Special - promo album cover pic - 2013

The above Mother’s Day album cover is incredibly bizarre! That mother depicted is bloodied and in obvious pain! Did this mother really deserve such a dreadful situation as this? What is that piece of lumber that she is holding? What does this cover art mean? WTF?!

The Mothers Day Massacre - Vol. 2 - promo album cover pic

Lastly, I don’t dig the combination of Mother’s Day and massacre; it is grossly immature to combine the two. Really. The moron(s) that decided to attach The Mothers Day Massacre to a Heavy Metal compilation of songs needs to have their lame-ass brain(s) examined for worm rot. Once again, I’m reminded that dumb-asses are among us. This also reminds me that there are people still out there sniffing model glue and they are roaming among us.

I love my mother with all my heart and hope she has a fun day in heaven, alongside my sister. I miss them both dearly. Metal be thy name – Stone.

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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.

Stone.

GOZU: Massachusetts Riff Rockers To Embark Upon First-Ever European Tour; “The Fury Of A Patient Man” Limited Edition Vinyl Out Now

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Gozu - European Tour 2014 - promo flyer

Massachusetts hellions, GOZU, will take their riffs overseas next week for their first-ever European takeover! Set to begin at the legendary Roadburn Festival, the band will wage a full-on volume ambush through ten select locales in the Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia and Italy, concluding with a performance at Desertfest in Berlin.

GOZU will be touting the fruit of their The Fury Of A Patient Man full-length released last Spring via Small Stone. The self-produced ten track monster earned widespread praise for its Chris Cornellian vocal swells and robust, heavy rock swagger. Describes The Big Takeover of the release, “Besides wielding bruising riffs like katanas, the Cambridge, Massachusetts quartet shows an impish sense of pop culture humor with titles like ‘Charles Bronson Pinchot,’ ‘Disco Related Injury’ and the Welcome Back, Kotter referencing ‘Signed, Epstein’s Mom.’ But the primary reasons GOZU stomps most pot smoking riffmeisters into the ground are their two frontdudes. Guitarist Doug Sherman maintains a melodic touch even as his amps scream for mercy, and singer Marc Gaffney exudes as much soul as bravado.”

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Adds MetalSucks, “GOZU play the tunes on their sophomore album with a pair of great grizzled gonads. We’re talking balls, people, some truly tremendous twin testes. The kind so deeply and scraggily forested that those epic ball-beards have epic ball-beards; the kind that require a high quality wide-angle lens to get any real perspective on… At times, The Fury Of A Patient Man plays like a de-progged Mastodon after a dozen successful anger management sessions, or a laid back King Giant. The consistently competent delivery, the thick lowdown chords, dynamic proficiency and attention to density all point that direction. It’s the kind of heavy rock that just about anybody can enjoy over a few foamy brews in a hazy basement bar on a Saturday night. And when your date agrees to take the evening back to your place, you can even pretend she’s thinking of you the whole time.”

A special deluxe edition of The Fury Of A Patient Man was recently released via Small Stone in celebration of the upcoming European journey. Limited to 500 copies, the 2XLP set comes on 180-gram wax with a wide spine jacket, poly-lined sleeve, and two colors – LP one is “clear green” while LP two is “solid purple.” Sides one, two and three feature tracks from the original album, while side four offers up exclusive vinyl-only numbers with one original tune (“Break You”) and GOZUed renditions of Simply Red’s “Holding Back The Years” and D’Angelo’s “Shit, Damn, Motherfucker.”

GOZU Spring Tour 2014:

4/12/2014 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL
4/13/2014 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/15/2014 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
4/16/2014 Channel Zero – Ljubiljana, SI
4/17/2014 Magnolia – Milano, IT
4/18/2014 E20 Underground – Montecchio, IT
4/19/2014 TBA
4/20/2014 TBA
4/22/2014 Das Bette – Frankfurt, DE
4/23/2014 Musicon – Den Haag, NL
4/24/2014 The Underground – Cologne, DE
4/25/2014 Astra Kulturhaus Desertfest – Berlin, DE

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Order the vinyl edition of The Fury Of A Patient Man at THIS LOCATION.

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GOZU:

Marc Gaffney – vox/guitar
Mike Hubbard -drums
Doug Sherman–  guitar
Joe Grotto – Bass
Jeff Fultz – guitAR

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on GOZU:

Facebook: GOZU

Bandcamp: http://gozu.bandcamp.com/

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Small Stone: http://www.smallstone.com/

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LONG LIVE GOZU.

LONG LIVE MASSACHUSETTS.

Stone.

BLACK SABBATH – Headlining British Summer Time Festival In Hyde Park, London, On July 4th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Black Sabbath - Hyde Park - 2014 - concert flyer - Soundgarden

Black Sabbath will be headlining Hyde Park July 4th, 2014! It’s the rock royalty event of the summer, with Soundgarden and other special guests Faith No MoreMotörhead, Soulfly, Wolfmother and many more.

Tickets on sale 9am April 4th here: http://bitly.com/Sabbath_Hyde

Black Sabbath - Tour Dates - 2014 - promo flyer - #80050

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* For more info on BLACK SABBATH:

Black Sabbath – Facebook

Website: http://www.blacksabbath.com

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LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

IRONSTORM – Announce Calgary And Edmonton CD Launch Shows For Forthcoming EP ‘Wrathwind’; Streaming New Single ‘The Watcher’

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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L-R: Dave Pollock – Bass | Luke Barry – Rhythm/Lead Guitars | Karli Romyn – Vocals | Tyson Travnik – Drums | Diego Fermandez – Rhythm/Lead Guitars |Photo Credit – Dana Zuk

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Thrash-Power-Speed Metal quartet Ironstorm are proud to announce they will be performing two CD launch shows for their forthcoming EP ‘Wrathwind’ set for release on April 22nd. They will be showcasing in Calgary, AB on Friday, April 25 at Lord Nelson’s with support from Bloodreich, Shrapnal, Samandriel and in their hometown of Edmonton, AB on Saturday, April 26 at The Starlite Room with support from Bleed, Mortillery, Gatekrashor. For further event details, please visit the following link: http://artistdata.sonicbids.com/ironstorm/shows/

In additional news, Ironstorm has teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for the exclusive premiere of their track ‘The Watcher’.

PureGrainAudio Streamhttp://puregrainaudio.com/audio/ironstorm-the-watcher-song-stream-world-premiere

Ironstorm’s debut EP, Wrathwind will feature six tracks highlighting the band’s “energetic, organic, melodic, passionate, powerful” sound. Wrathwind was engineered and mixed by Travnik in his own professional studio, Excalibur Productions and was mastered by Andy Larocque of King Diamond/Merciful Fate at Sonic Train Studios and will be available in a number of formats, from digital download to floppy disk. Yes, floppy disk.

For more info, please visit the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/IronstormOfficial

Buy Links: iTunesBandcamp

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

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LONG LIVE IRONSTORM.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ARCH ENEMY – “War Eternal” Cover Art And Track Listing Revealed – “War Eternal” Official Video Streaming!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Arch Enemy - War Eternal - promo cover pic - 2014

ARCH ENEMY reveal album artwork and track-listing for “War Eternal”, which is coming out June 9th in Europe and June 10th in North America! Artwork by Costin Chioreanu.

War Eternal will be released worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan.

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War Eternal track-listing (standard edition):

01. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F minor)

02. Never Forgive, Never Forget

03. War Eternal

04. As The Pages Burn

05. No More Regrets

06. You Will Know My Name

07. Graveyard Of Dreams

08. Stolen Life

09. Time Is Black

10. On And On

11. Avalanche

12. Down To Nothing

13. Not Long For This World

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Below, listen to and watch the blazing, shredding, intense, unreal grand and new official music video for War Eternal. Get your ears and brain blown away by Arch Enemy’s new and talented lead vocalist Alissa White-Gluz! Metal be thy name!

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Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals

Michael Amott – Lead Guitars

Nick Cordle – Lead Guitars

Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass

Daniel Erlandsson – Drums

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* For more info on ARCH ENEMY:

Website: http://www.archenemy.net

Facebook: Arch Enemy

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Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

CM Distro: http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE ARCH ENEMY.

THANK YOU FOR THE METAL MEMORIES AND LONG LIVE ANGELA GOSSOW!

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SKINFATHER – New Single From SoCal Death Quintet Streaming At Decibel

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As Streetcleaner Records prepares to release None Will Mourn, the debut LP from SKINFATHER, today the first single from the album has been released via Decibel Magazine.

Southern California-based death metal quintet SKINFATHER’s debut album, None Will Mourn, bears nine pulverizing hymns delivered with calculated precision and a cavernous production, taking direct inspiration from the 1990s Stockholm death metal scene and jacking it up with a bit more modern muscle. None Will Mourn was engineered by Taylor Young from Nails, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and features the bold cover art crafted by Raul Gonzalez, and is set for digital and LP release via Todd Jones of Nails’ DIY label, Streetcleaner Records, on April 22nd.

Today, Decibel Magazine is hosting a premiere of the first single from the album to be released, with the LP’s second track, “Drown In Black,” now slaughtering at THIS LOCATION.

Preorders for the LP version of None Will Mourn, which includes a digital download, are also now live, alongside other Skinfather merch HERE.

A week following the street date of None Will Mourn, SKINFATHER will join Nails on their upcoming West Coast tour, providing support for all shows alongside Iron Lung and Bone Sickness. Additional regional tour actions, including a full East Coast attack this Fall, will be announced shortly.

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SKINFATHER West Coast Tour w/ Nails, Iron Lung, Bone Sickness:

5/01/2014 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA w/ Nausea

5/02/2014 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA w/ Violent Reaction, The Flex

5/03/2014 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA

5/04/2014 Star Theatre – Portland, OR

5/05/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Gag

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on SKINFATHER:

https://www.facebook.com/skinfatherofficial

https://skinfather.bandcamp.com

http://youtube.com/user/fatherofskin

https://twitter.com/SkinfatherCA

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LONG LIVE SKINFATHER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

LONG LIVE SOCAL.

Stone.

ARTERIAL MIST – Live Dates Announced

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Ohio’s Arterial Mist will be bringing their Death Metal carnage to audiences in two separate live appearances in April.

The first assault will take place on Friday April 4th at the Shrunken Head in Columbus Ohio, while the second will take place at the Dude Locker on Saturday April 26th.

Full details on the April 4th show can be found here and for the April 26th show here.

In further news, the band recently partnered with Puregrainaudio to premiere the track “Honeymoon Breakfast” off of their debut EP “Draining Your Life”. The track can be heard at this location.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on ARTERIAL MIST:

Facebook

Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE ARTERIAL MIST.

LONG LIVE OHIO METAL.

Stone.

Vintage Stereo Speaker Cabinet Found In Abdomen Of Bull Shark, Off Coast Of Mexico

Posted in animal stories, news, oceanography, sharks, travel, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Bull Shark - Beached - South Africa Coast - 2014

The Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) also known as the Zambezi Shark, is commonly known to inhabit warm waters along coastlines; as well as rivers and estuaries leading from salt water. Many scientists worldwide have concluded that the Bull Shark, rather than the Great White Shark, is much to blame for deadly and non-deadly attacks on humans.

On Sunday, March 30th, 2014, a beached Bull Shark was found on the coast of Mayan Riviera, Mexico. Several tourists and onlookers reported the Bull Shark discovery to local authorities; immediately a team of personnel that included security, marine biologists, local animal advocates and area fishermen responded. The Bull Shark was taken to the Oceanography Center For Advanced Studies, (OCFAS) in Cancun.

The (6′ 3″, 185 pound, 5 ounce) Bull Shark is a male and was very near to adult age. Initially, marine biologists were uncertain as to why this Bull Shark would beach itself, with marine biologist, Dr. Doronea Valazquez stating: “It’s a rare occurrence to see such a visibly healthy Bull Shark beach itself in this manner.” What Dr. Valazquez and her peers later found that day, within the abdomen of this Bull Shark, is even more bizarre.

Stereo Cabinet Speaker - pic - Bull Shark Story - 2014

Above: remains of stereo cabinet speaker and its parts, found in Bull Shark’s abdomen.

A (approximate) 3′ x 2′ stereo speaker cabinet was found to be inside the abdomen of the Bull Shark. with the actual wooden cabinet of the speaker to be (still) nearly intact. Could the swallowing of such a large and non-digestive object been the reason for this sea creature’s demise? Dr. Valazquez explained further: “Normally, the diet of any Shark species varies across the marine life spectrum, dependent on the food sources within a respective ecosystem; only a digestive abnormality such as a large stereo speaker cabinet is not one of them, therefore, the lodging of such an object inside the abdomen of this Bull Shark has certainly caused  its death through a slow suffocation process.”

Dr. Valazquez added: “Just how, why and where this Bull Shark swallowed such a large, life threatening object is incidental. I feel terrible, no living creature should perish in such a horrific manner. Nonetheless, I will bring this stereo speaker cabinet and its remaining parts home, to my son, so he can mess around with it. He’s talented at fixing all kinds of strange shit and this could pose a unique challenge to him.”

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TONGEREN METAL FEST, April 12th, 2014 – Featuring: ASPHYX, ANGEL WITCH, HERDER – Festival Trailer Streaming Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Tongeren Metal Fest - Angel Witch - Asphyx - 2014 - promo flyer

Belgium’s newest Metal festival, set to take place Saturday, April 12th, at De Velinx!

Full line-up for Tongeren Metal Fest 2014 revealed! Check out the festival trailer below! Whoa!

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TICKET INFO LINK:

http://bit.ly/1cpMS0p

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* For more info:

Website: http://www.tongerenmetalfest.be

Asphyx – Facebook

Facebook: Angel Witch

Herder – Facebook

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RESISTANCE – Belgian Death Metallers Announce New Abum Details And UK Tour

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Resistance - The Seeds Within - promo cover pic - 2014

Death Metal Chuggers RESISTANCE have announced the artwork and title of their forthcoming fifth studio album. Titled, The Seeds Within, the album will be released later this year under a label to be announced.

The band has posted a studio trailer for The Seeds Within, check it out below:

Guitarist Oli Dris commented about the album: “The CD elaborates the human race and its defects. How we desperately seek forgiveness, how coward we are towards our reality. The lyrical content is heavy and depressive. It metaphorically pictures how helpless we are facing whatever comes at us. The music is structured and shaped around this concept. Rhythm is the essence but melody plays its part bringing freshness when needed and making the listener’s journey flawless. More brutal, more aggressive and heavier than ever, Resistance matured and will crush!”

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The Seeds Within line-up:

PXérus Liévin – Vocals

Olivier Dris – Rhythm guitar

Shaun Van Calster – Lead guitar

Benoit Sizaire – Bass

Jonas Sanders – Drums

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In other news, RESISTANCE has announced a nine-date UK tour, which kicks off on April 18 in Stoke. Dates are as follows:

4/18 – STOKE @ The Rigger

4/19 – BOLTON @ The Alma Inn

4/21-  LEICESTER @ The Shed

4/22 – BOSTON @ Axe

4/23 – HIGH WYCOMBE @ Scorpios

4/24 – HULL @ White Rooms

4/25 – SWANSEA @ Neath Duke

4/26 – TELFORD @ Haygate

4/27 – WAKEFIELD @ Snooty Fox

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Check out the official video for “Hordes of the Damned” taken from the band’s 2012 release, To Judge and Enslave, below:

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on RESISTANCE:

www.resistance666.net

www.facebook.com/RESISTANCEBE

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LONG LIVE RESISTANCE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

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ICED EARTH – Worldwide Plagues Tour North America 2014 – Info You Need!

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 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Iced Earth - North America - Worldwide Plagues Tour - 2014 - promo flyer

For complete ICED EARTH Plagues Of Babylon tour schedule: 

http://www.icedearth.com/tour

Tickets and VIP packages still on sale at: www.enterthevault.com

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* For more info on ICED EARTH:

Website: http://www.icedearth.com

Facebook: Iced Earth

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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SEPREVATION – Announces New Album ‘Consumed’ And Reveals Details

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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UK death thrashers Seprevation today announces the release of their debut full-length album ‘Consumed’ which is to be independently released 10th May 2014.

“Truly evil sounding death metal from Bristol, true to the 80′s and 90′s masters. For fans of Death, Possessed, Sadistic Intent etc.” – Terrorizer Magazine

That aforementioned is just one of many descriptions made of the Death/Thrash maniacs. Formed in 2011 in Bristol, England; since their inception Seprevation have been roaming throughout the UK laying siege with a battery of hate filled lyrics and a sound to kick your pearly whites to dust, Seprevation are here for a reason and one reason only… to shatter and destroy.

2012 saw the band supporting underground heavyweights Gorguts, Wormrot, Onslaught, Cannabis Corpse and many more which eventually earned the band a place at Bloodstock Festival. 2012 also marked the release of the Seprevation debut record, an EP entitled ‘Ritual Abuse’.

In 2013 the band picked up the pace signing a deal with Chaotic Tapestry Management before hitting the road with Californian Gods of gore Exhumed. That same year Seprevation jetted out to 16th Cellar Studios in Rome, Italy with acclaimed producer Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance, Eyeconoclast, Acrania, Bloodshot Dawn) to lay down tracks for the debut full-length album.

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A near year has dawned. Bigger, stronger and more devastating than ever, Seprevation are set to unleash hell armed with their brand new album ‘Consumed’.

Guitarist Joss Farrington comments on ‘Consumed’, “I think fans of ‘Ritual Abuse’ will really like it, its more of the same in many ways, plenty of shred and old school worship but it’s definitely steering in our own direction, as the writing process went on the songs became more and more diverse, songs like ‘Between Two Worlds and Dreams’ were written last and you can really hear the difference.”

“If you thought ‘Ritual Abuse’ was pretty great then buy this because it’s 100 times better, 3 words – Old School Worship.”

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Raul Gonzalez is the man behind the ‘Consumed’ artwork. “He did the ‘Ritual Abuse’ art too”, comments Joss. “I suppose if there was to be a concept or theme, it would be about death, and all the bullshit that follows with it, depression, loss, escape etc., the idea of being consumed by something you cannot control.”

Seprevation - Consumed - promo cover pic - 2014

Consumed – Track List:

1. Divine Devastation

2. Servants of Suffering

3. Ascension of Agony

4. Sarcophagal Chamber

5. Dreams

6. Slave To The Grave

7. In Torment They Burn

8. Sea Of Thoughts

9. Postmortem Lividity

10. Between Two Worlds

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‘Consumed’ is out May 10th 2014.

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on SEPREVATION:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/seprevation

http://www.seprevation.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE METAL.

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OVERKILL – COVER ARTWORK AND TRACK LISTING OF “WHITE DEVIL ARMORY” UNVEILED!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Overkill - White Devil Armory - promo cover pic - 2014

New Jersey Thrash Metal veterans OVERKILL will release their new album, White Devil Armory, on July 18, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was tracked at Gear Recording and will be mixed by Greg Reely, who also worked on 2012’s The Electric Age.

The track listing of  White Devil Armory will be as follows:

01. Freedom Rings
02. Where There’s Smoke…
03. Pig
04. Amorist
05. Down To The Bone
06. Bitter Pill
07. King Of The Rat Bastards
08. Another Day To Die
09. It’s All Yours
10. In The Name

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Said OVERKILL in a statement: “We are still working on the new record, but this is gonna be worth the wait, with more old-school, face-melting thrash!”

Speaking to Steppin’ Out magazine, OVERKILL vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth stated about the band’s upcoming album: “The new record has a blend of what we’ve done over the past half-decade. I’m noticing it’s a more punchy heavy metal record with more dimension than the last record had. Where is it going to end up on the food chain? I really don’t know. But my feeling is it’s an eclectic collection of moments from us. “The Electric Age” came across, to me, as kind a of two-dimensional Thrash record. This one is punchy but has a whole different bunch of ways to go and things to hear on it.”

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OVERKILL released a very special limited tour edition of  “The Electric Age” in Europe on April 19, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The limited 2CD tour edition included the regular album as well as four additional live tracks on a bonus CD, recorded at The Metro in Sidney, Australia on September 25, 2010.

You can order your copy of  “The Electric Age” at this address: http://smarturl.it/OverkillCD

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on OVERKILL:

Facebook: Overkill

Website: http://www.wreckingcrew.com

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Website: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

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