Posts Tagged ‘Omen’

OMEN – Signed Worldwide Deal With Pure Steel Records

April 29th, 2011

The legendary OMEN featuring mastermind Kenny Powell have signed a worldwide deal with the German Label Pure Steel Records. The band works on a production with their 9th official release “Hammer damage”, which will be reeleased in the 3rd quarter of 2011. After some changes of band members at the vocalist and drums section half a year before, everybody thought OMEN would have got completed the best line up they could find, but listen yourself to the Pre-Song named Epitaph auf on their official My Space page ( with the new OMEN: Kenny Powell (G)-Andy Haas (B) Wampa (Drums) and new vocalist Matt Story.


The comment from the label to the deal was: We are very happy that one of the best US-Metal bands from the 80s will work with us and we are all very excited waiting for the new LP and CD which will become a classic OMEN album in the style of their early works. So we are prepared for another “Battle cry”!


The band states:

“Epic Power Metal band Omen has signed with Pure Steel Records. The world wide deal with the fast rising German based label is for all manufactured product and starts with their much anticipated release “ Hammer Damage “. In addition to the CD, Pure Steel will also press a run of old school vinyl for the new Omen release. With songs like the Flesh Ripping title cut, Hammer Damage and other soon to be classic Anthems including, Epitaph, Era of Crisis, The Canyon, and Knights of the Crimson Cross, founding member guitarist, Kenny Powell along with new vocalist, Matt Story, long time bassist, Andy Haas and veteran touring drummer, Wampa. Omen is poised for a return to the Glory days of Metal when they were cranking out some of the all time Metal War Hymns like “ Battle Cry ” and “ Warning of Danger”. “ Hammer Damage “ is due to be released later this year and the band is already planning extensive world wide touring to support this up-coming Monster.”

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Omen Signs Deal With DSN Music

April 20th, 2011
LAS VEGAS, NV – The legendary hard rock and heavy metal group Omen has signed an exclusive digital distribution deal with DSN Music, featuring their latest release “Hammer Damage”. The new album will be the 11th from the veteran rockers, who consist of Matt Story on vocals, guitarist and founder Kenny Powell, bassist Andy Haas, and Wampa on drums.

“We are extremely excited about signing with DSN Music” said Omen’s Kenny Powell. “This release will be a ride straight into the glory days of Metal, no compromises, take no prisoners!”

Omen was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983, by lead guitarist Kenny Powell; previously with the rock group Savage Grace and signed on with Metal Blade Records in 1984, and released their debut album “Battle Cry”. In 1985 the second album “Warning Of Danger” followed, building up Omen’s reputation as one of the forefathers of power metal acts, such as Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. In 1986, Omen’s successes lead to the release of the blockbuster album “The Curse” on Capital Records. The hit single “Thorn In Your Flesh” from their release “Escape To Nowhere” topped the metal charts in 1985.

Omen continued releasing an incredible collection of heavy metal masterpieces over the years, as well as building a loyal fan base via successful worldwide tours.

“We are pumped to have Omen join the DSN family” said DSN Music President Guy Giuliano. “Omen was one of the pioneers of the power metal genre and we’re proud to give them a global platform for their latest offerings”.

Omen enjoyed national broadcast airplay from the famed rock radio network Z-Rock, thanks to the devotion of high profile jocks like Madd Maxx Hammer, Wild Bill Scott, and Jason Lee Tipton. “Omen’s Thorn in Your Flesh was getting a lot of airplay and their sound created a lot of excitement and generated great phones!” said Tipton. Records sales soared in markets where the Z-Rock network was carried, fueling a national following for the group.

“We are seeing a new generation of rockers worldwide discovering Omen via digital technology and other forms of entertainment media” said Giuliano. Omen’s classic single “The Axeman” from their debut release “Battle Cry” was recently featured on the soundtrack for the heavy metal themed video game “Brütal Legend”.

Omen’s “Hammer Damage” is scheduled for a summer release and will be available via online and mobile stores such as, iTunes,, Verizon, and hundreds more worldwide.

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Keep It True X – Germany

May 15th, 2008


KEEP IT TRUE X: 04. – 05.04.2008

Lauda-Königshofen, Germany

Review and Pics by Herr Nabel

If one festival is now known as THE festival of classic heavy metal, it must be Keep It True. The tenth version of KIT was sold out in a few weeks. That should come as no surprise once you see the lineup. Everybody who has been there knows the deal, you never manage  to catch all the bands, to buy all the vinyl, to drink all the beer, and to meet all your friends. But we tried, oh yes we tried I can tell  you…

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Winter NAMM 2008

February 16th, 2008

Winter NAMM 2008

ANAHEIM, California, USA

January 17-20, 2008

Article & Pictures by Robert Williams 

Winter NAMM 2008

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