Legendary Polish death metallers HAZAEL performed as opening act for US death metallers POSSESSED on July 19th at Klub Progresja in Warsaw – Poland. The entire show was recorded professionaly, as a special introduce to the worldwide audience. The video will be released soon. The band has revealed a 1 minute long teaser for the upcoming video, check it out below. The Video was created by M Koćmierowski.
Just a day before HAZAEL’s show with POSSESSED, the band celebrated their come back on stages, after 18 years, playing at Metal Day Castle Party on July 18th, where HAZAEL played the set from their best album, legendary “Thor” which will be re-issued soon via The Crypt And Dark Descent Records, set to be released at the beginning of September 2014.
More information on HAZAEL at: https://www.facebook.com/hazaelband – http://www.hazael.eu
Muscle-bound superheroes THOR are set to fly to heavy metal’s very own Valhalla, Hollywood CA, on Saturday, May 24th, for an explosive performance at the Loaded club on Hollywood Blvd. This Vancouver outfit originated in the early ‘70s with body building champion and former Mr. USA Jon Mikl Thor, and quickly gained a devout following thanks in part to the band’s elaborate and supremely entertaining live shows, which frequently featured Jon performing not just outstanding anthems of metal but also astounding feats of strength – bending steel bars with his teeth and exploding water bottles with his lungs!Jon would go on to appear on the Merv Griffin Show in 1976, which led to a licensing deal with RCA and the release of THOR’s debut album Keep The Dogs Away the following year.
But it wasn’t until the group’s 1985 album, Only The Strong, that Jon Mikl & Co. really began to flex their muscles. Recorded in the UK, the album produced two British chart-topping classics, “Let The Blood Run Red” and “Thunder On The Tundra,” and earned the band a truly international following. Now, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of its release, Deadline Music will offer a special deluxe CD/DVD edition of this metal masterpiece! Billed as the COMPLETE THOR experience, this set includes the entire Only The Strong album along with several rare and unreleased bonus tracks PLUS an incredible 60 minute concert DVD capturing the band in live performances during their early ‘80s heyday, performing stunts and ripping through their best songs – all packaged in a gorgeous 8 panel digipak with a full color 16-page booklet!
Jon Mikl Thor enthuses, “I am ready to take the THOR visual and sound experience to the entertainment capital of the world! What better place to launch the Only The Strong CD/DVD deluxe edition! As the Superhero Thundergod of Rock N’ Roll, I promise a night of startling metal and entertainment for all!”
For venue information, visit: http://www.LoadedHollywood.com
To pre-order the CD or vinyl on Amazon: http://georiot.co/lzs
To pre-order the digital album on iTunes: http://georiot.co/38MC
For the latest information on Thor, visit: http://www.thorcentral.com
The Crypt And Dark Descent Records are proud to announce the partnership with Poland’s HAZAEL to unleash their mighty 1994 album “THOR”.
Commented The Crypt and Dark Descent Records:
“We are honored to give this overlooked death metal jewel new life, and fr the first time ever, on glorious wax with the full Crypt treatment! Expect the same standards for the Dark Descent CD verson to be released simultaneously!”
More news to come… so stay tuned!
Check out HAZAEL‘s “Frozen Majesty” and “Thor” (Thor 1990) below:
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Gabriel Management has issued as follows:
Fans of Metal and Hard Rock music know well, that THOR wasn’t only the legendary Nordic God Of Thunder and Marvel’s super hero, but also the Canadian vocalist, performer and bodybuilder. Jon Mikl Thor – as he also appeared under this name – has an impressive discography, that includes bunch of albums (incl. the legendary “Only The Strong” LP from 1985, or his classic Rock debut “Keep The Dogs Away” from 1977), singles, and various compilations and special releases.
Now the king of Muscle Rock returns with “Thunderstryke II”, which will be released on February 1st, 2014 by Rock Saviour Records (part I was released by Rock Saviour Records in 2012) – a new album that includes both new and old but unreleased re-arranged tracks from the ’70s and early ’80s. Songs like “Megaton Man Returns”, “We Live To Rock Again”, “Back For Blood” or “When The Hammer Falls” surely will be well received by all fans of the classic and unique Thor style. Rock Saviour Records recently also released limited 7″ single titled “Energy” – the title track (taken from the “Thunderstryke II” album) is coupled with two non-album tracks: “Kings Of Muscle Rock” and “Storm Warning”. The EP is limited to 555 copies.
Canuck metal legend THOR is racing across the world’s skies in his Thunder Chariot ushering in the month of March like a rampaging lion. German label Iron Pegasus released Thor’s album, Thunderstryck, last November. This inspired the label to celebrate Thor’s 40th Anniversary by releasing Thunderstryke Part 2, which Thor is burning candles at both ends to record and release soon. Thor is also planning to perform at this year’s Wacken Open Air Festival.
Thunderstryke was released on both CD and collectible vinyl editions in a variety of colors. The album was unleashed on the world delighting fans in such places as Germany, Sweden, Brazil, and Japan. A new video has just been released called ‘Thor-Der Thunderstrycker’. Check it out below:
If that wasn’t enough, the Vancouver Millionaires – the brand that Thor’s Sportswear Company built into an empire – will be honored by the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks on March 16th as they face the Detroit Red Wings on the ice; the Canucks will be decked out in full Vancouver Millionaires battle gear during the game.
Thor used his unique marketing strategies to bring back the all but forgotten brand combined with rock and metal events showcasing a sportswear line with the iconic “V” logo by world famous graphic designer Katherine Elo. Check out the song ‘Vancouver Millionaires’ from the Sign Of The V album below:
In addition to writing a new book, Jon Thor is marketing and producing a concept band called IRON THOR from Europe, which will tour with a feature length Thor bio pic in 2014.
Updates to follow.