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Omega Crom

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Formed: 2002
From: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Omega Crom is a thrash power metal band based out of Vancouver, B.C. They were given their start in the winter of 2002 as one of the bands in the line up with the almighty metal god Thor at Thorfest. Omega Crom brought to the stage progressive power metal and elements of aggressive death and thrash metal. Omega Crom has played shows with other metal acts, such as Kataklysm, Zimmers Hole, Infernal Majesty and Three Inches Of Blood.

Latest Omega Crom News

Below is our complete Omega Crom news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Omega Crom Announces Tour With West Of Hell

Vancouver's Omega Crom and West of Hell will join forces for this summer's Western Canadian 'More Beer' tour.

West of Hell, featuring Zimmers Hole frontman Chris 'The Heathen' Valagao, has just completed work on the band's debut album with producer/Juno, engineer Rob Shallcross (Zimmer’s Hole, Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Omega Crom). The album will be released later this year while Omega Crom will continue support on the band's latest effort "Blood, Steel and Fire" released via Reversed Records Canada.

The tour kicks off Friday August 5th in Kamloops B.C. Canada and will be highlighted by headlining Alberta's outdoor Metal Mountain Festival on Saturday August 13th in Hinton Alberta. Dates are as follows:

August 5th-Kamloops BC-@Pogue Mahone
August 6th-Kelowna BC-@ Dave's Sports Bar
August 10th-Calgary Alberta-@The Distillery
August-11th-Coledale Alberta-@ The Vent
August-12th-Canmore Alberta-@The Canmore Hotel
August-13th-Hinton Alberta-@ Metal Mountain Festival
August-15th-Edmonton Alberta-@ Filthy McNasty's
August-19th-Prince George BC-@ Third
August-20th-Burns Lake BC-@ Root 16
August-25th-Nanimo BC-@The Cambie
August-26th-Victoria BC-@Metropolis Nightclub
August-27th-Vancouver BC-@-TBA

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Pit Stories: Everyday Mosh Pit Brutality

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. Omega Crom's Johnny K seems to have a lot of stories, and this week, we're going to share a couple more from him, which simply follow the general theme of getting fucked up in the mosh pit, for whatever reason:

Slayer in 99 - I was crowd surfing and somersaulted over backward and accidently knee'd this guy in the nose, the crowd shifted and my face was directly over his face as he screamed, " FUUUCK!". As I was swept away I yelled, " Sorry". That same day I saw SlipKnot for the first time which was a rough mosh pit, I took at least five boots to the skull. It wasn't intentional just people crowd surfing and flailing limbs.

OK last story, I'm at Iron Maiden everyone is rocking out having a good time and I see that Steve Harris looks pissed. After the song he goes to Bruce and says something and Bruce points this Dude out in the audience. I guess the guy was being an asshole in some way and he starts lipping off Bruce Dickinson. Needles to say this guy got fuckin rocked hard and then security came and carried him outta there. I learned a great lesson from Iron Maiden that day, Mosh pits are great for releasing some pent up rage but if you see someone going down everyone helps them out which is the beauty of it all, Kicking ass but Not behaving like a Macho Dickweed. Good Times.

All has been quiet on the Delta, BC band's front since they completed their Summer Shred Tour and then played a homecoming show in Delta in October.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Pit Stories: Brutalized In The Lamb of God Pit

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week, Omega Crom's Johnny K recalls getting brutalized in a Lamb of God most pit:

A bunch of us were drinking in the parking lot before the [Lamb of God] show and my friend Stubbs dresses up as this wrestler called the Green Teabagger (you can find him on myspace) goes up to Chris Adler yelling, "I heard you wanted to go me! I heard you wanted to do it!" Funny shit.

So we go into the show just loaded and I'm in the mosh pit drunk and I gotta say that isn't the brightest thing I ever did. I lined up the biggest dude I saw in the vicinity and got smashed to the ground. I'm on my hands and knees and took a knee to the face at which point two random people pick me up and put me back on my feet, wow. Then they're ready to play Black Label and the crowd starts seperating for the wall of death. Randy screams, "1,2,3,4!" and everyone charges at each other like fucking Braveheart and I'm about the second row back from the frontline when we crash together. Managed to step back see just a massive pile of bodies and everyone is bailing people outta there to help the ones at the bottom of this massive doggypile, it was Fuckin Crazy.

Omega Crom just wrapped up the Summer Shred tour and recently spoke to Metalunderground.com where they revealed they're planning a Canadian run as well.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Omega Crom Posts New Song Online

Canada's Omega Crom has announced more tour dates to their upcoming "Summer Shred" Canadian tour. Their current tour schedule is as follows:

July 23 - Pogue Mahone, Kamloops BC w/ Kobra and the Lotus
July 24 - The Branding Iron, Armstrong BC
July 25 - Third, Prince George, BC (all ages)
July 26 - Better Than Freds, Grand Prairie, AB
July 29 - The Taphouse, St. Albert, AB
July 30 - The Canmore Hotel, Canmore, AB
July 31 - Dickens Pub, Calgary, AB
August 1 - The Vent, Coaldale, AB
August 2 - Filthy McNasty’s (Metal Monday’s), Edmonton, AB
August 5 - Parthenon Pizza, Brandon, MB
August 6 - The Zoo, Winnipeg, MB
August 7 - Black Pirates, Thunder Bay, ON – Zombie Walk Fest
August 9 - Serbian Center, Sudbury, ON
August 10 - Moon Over Marin, London, ON
August 12 - The Coach and Horses, Windsor, ON
August 13 - Siesta Nouveaux, Toronto, ON
August 14 - Piranha Bar - Montreal, QC
August 15 - Bar Le Magog, Sherbrooke, QC
August 16 - Cafe Chaos, Montreal, QC
August 18 - Kilroys, Thunder Bay, ON - Murder Fest
August 19 - Rideout Community Club - Kenora, ON
August 20 - The North Hill Inn, Brandon, MB
August 26 - The Drake, Canmore, AB
August 28 - The Legion, Penticton, BC More...

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Omega Crom Announces "Summer Shred" Tour

Vancouver metallers Omega Crom have announced their Summer Shred tour dates in support of their debut album "Blood, Steel and Fire," which was released earlier this year on Reversed Records. This will be Omega Crom's second Canadian tour this year in support of the album.

"OC is stoked to tear up the stage with friends and fans on our 2010 Summer Shred Canadian Tour! We'll be debuting some searing new material as well as scorching tracks from our current album Blood, Steel and Fire. So come down, grab a beer and let's rip it up!" commented vocalist / guitarist Johnny Ketlo. The currently announced dates are as follows:

7/23 - Pogue Mahone, Kamloops BC w/ Kobra and the Lotus
7/24 - The Branding Iron, Armstrong BC
7/25 - Third, Prince George, BC (all ages)
7/26 - Better Than Freds, Grand Prairie, AB
7/29 - The Taphouse, St. Albert, AB
7/30 - The Canmore Hotel, Canmore, AB
7/31 - Dickens Pub, Calgary, AB
8/2 - Filthy McNasty’s (Metal Monday’s), Edmonton, AB
8/5 - Parthenon Pizza, Brandon, MB
8/6 - The Zoo, Winnipeg, MB
8/7 - Black Pirates, Thunder Bay, ON – Zombie Walk Fest
8/9 - Serbian Center, Sudbury, ON
8/10 - Moon Over Marin, London, ON
8/12 - The Coach and Horses, Windsor, ON
8/13 - Siesta Nouveaux, Toronto, ON
8/14 - Piranha Bar - Montreal, QC
8/15 - Bar Le Magog, Sherbrooke, QC
8/18 - Kilroys, Thunder Bay, ON - Murder Fest
8/19 - Rideout Community Club - Kenora, ON
8/20 - The North Hill Inn, Brandon, MB
8/28 - Voodoo's, Penticton, BC

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Fattooth and Omega Crom Cover Deep Purple

A rare fan video has surfaced featuring Fattooth and Johnny K of Omega Crom covering Deep Purple's "Highway Star." The show took place in Vancouver, BC back in February. Check it out below.

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Stream Omega Crom's Entire New Album Online

Vancouver thrash metal band Omega Crom has posted their entire new album, "Blood, Steel & Fire," for streaming on The New Review.net. Listen to it at this location.

Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

April 3, 2010 - Montreal, QC - Club Saphir
April 7, 2010 – Thunder Bay, ON - Kilroys
April 8, 2010 - Winnipeg MB - The Zoo
April 10, 2010 - Regina SK - The Gaslight Saloon
April 17, 2010 - Kelowna, BC - The Well

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Tales From The Pit: Standing Up For The Ladies

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Johnny K from Vancouver's Omega Crom shares a pair of stories from shows he's attended:

Cannibal Corpse at Studebakers, some dude grabbed my friend Angel's tits, she was getting pissed off so me and my friend Ryan were moshing around and came down the stairs from the bar with our arms locked together and clothes lined this dude and bent him backward over the edge of the stage, needless to say he didn't bother her again. Later on I was headbanging forward as the guy in front of me was headbanging backward and I bashed the bridge of my nose off the back of his head, ouch.

Megadeth at Studebakers the first show they played without Marty I was in front row and center. This nice girl comes up before the show and says you look strong you should protect me. So I put her between my arms. When Megadeth came out the crowd pushed forward so hard I couldn't hold the weight and I was being crushed against the rail and this girl was getting crushed by me. After Holy Wars ( the first song) the bouncers clued in and pulled her outta there, never saw her again. I stayed there the entire show and my ribs were broken afterwards, it was worth it.

Omega Crom is currently touring Canada and will unleash their debut album "Blood, Steel & Fire" on April 5th via Reversed Records. You can download a free MP3 of the song "Battlefield" off the new album here.

Check back every Tuesday for more tales from the mosh pit.

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Omega Crom Posts Fan Footage of Guitar Solo Online

Omega Crom has posted up fan video on their youtube channel of Johhny Ketlo's awesome solo during their March 19th Brandon, MB show for their Blood, Steel and Fire tour. The band will be releasing their debut album officially on April 5th via Reversed Records. Watch the video below:

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Omega Crom Announces Canadian Tour

Vancouver's Omega Crom will unleash their debut album "Blood, Steel & Fire" on April 5th via Reversed Records. The band is gearing up for their cross Canada tour on the following dates, with more expected to be announced soon::

3/11 2010 - Canmore AB - The Canmore Hotel
3/12 2010 - Calgary AB -The Distillery
3/13 2010 - Edmonton AB - The New City
3/14 2010 - St. Albert AB - The Taphouse
3/15 2010 - Edmonton AB - Filthy McNasty's
3/16 2010 - Saskatoon SK - The Roxy
3/19 2010 - Brandon MB - The North Hill Inn
3/20 2010 - Thunder Bay ON - Black Pirates Pub
3/24 2010 - Oshawa ON - Atria Bar and Grill
3/25 2010 - Toronto ON - Hard Luck Bar
4/3 2010 - Montreal QC - Club Saphir
4/8 2010 - Winnipeg MB - The Zoo
4/10 2010 - Regina SK - The Gaslight Saloon
4/17 2010 - Kelowna BC - The Well

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Omega Crom Reveals Debut Album Details

Vancouver power thrash metal band Omega Crom will be releasing their debut album, "Blood, Steel and Fire," which will be released on April 5th via Reversed Records. "Blood, Steel and Fire" was produced in collaboration with engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, Zimmers Hole, GWAR, Darkest Hour, Fattooth).

The tracklisting for "Blood, Steel and Fire" [cover artwork] is as follows:

1. Warpath
2. Battlefield [mp3]
3. Calling The Dead
4. The Passing of Azazel
5. Teh Prisoner (The Drawing)
6. Playing God
7. Parliament of Stone
8. F.F.O.H.T.L
9. Metal Revolution More...

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Omega Crom Posts New Song Online For Download

In support of their upcoming mini-West Coast Canadian Tour and debut album "Blood, Steel & Fire," set to be released in early 2010, Vancouver's Omega Crom is offering an exclusive download of "Battlefield" for free on PureGrainAudio.com. In addition, Omega Crom are offering a Limited Edition of the album available to fans via their tour dates and pre-sale at Reversed Records Online Store.

Here are the latest Omega Crom tour dates:

November 12, 2009 - Revelstoke, BC - The Regent Inn River City Pub
November 13, 2009 - Edmonton, AB - The Rendez Vous - w/ Dead Jesus
November 14, 2009 - Lethbridge, AB - Scores North Sports Bar & Grill
November 15, 2009 - Canmore, AB - The Drake Pub

"Blood, Steel and Fire" was produced by Juno award winning producer / engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, Zimmers Hole, GWAR, Darkest Hour, Fattooth).

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Dimebag Allstars Announce Tribute Show

According to Vancouver's Straight.com, the Dimebag Allstars (featuring members of Soulbender, Shocore, Burlap, Raw, Southern Death Threat, and Omega Crom) will be performing a full Pantera set in tribute to slain heavy-metal guitar hero Dimebag Darrell, with guests Stand Down and Disorder. The event will take place December 9 at the Brickyard in Vancouver, BC. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 778-881-4014.

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Into Eternity Get New Singer

Into Eternity have announced the addition of Omega Crom vocalist Stuie B. to their lineup. Stu will apparently replace Chris Krall, who left the group last year. Here's a statement (posted on the band's website) from guitarist Tim Roth:

"We have spent a week jamming as a band again. The rehearsals went very well for us. Stu flew in from Vancouver on Monday the 3rd. The very first day, Stu had learned about 11 songs! He actually sang them all and we were surprised by that. By weeks end, he had most of the kinks out and we are sounding pretty tight. Stu has a really great high falsetto voice, which has some Rob Halford influence in it. The high parts on Buried In Oblivion are no problem for him and he is nailing all the parts like a pro! Another bonus is his death vocals. Stu has no problem hitting all the clean vocals and then switching into some death voices as well. This diverse style is going to work well within the band. To top it all off, Stu has a great attitude and it an all around cool guy. Stu will be performing with Into Eternity on all future shows, including our upcoming tour with Amorphis in March. Hopefully everyone will come out to support the new line-up. I promise it won't disappoint!"

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Infernal Majesty Added To Satyricon Tour

Kenny from Infernal Majesty checked in with the following update:

Infernal Greetings.

Infernal Majesty are pleased to announce that they have been added to the Satyricon USA Tour. Also on the tour will be Vancouver's 3Inches of Blood. All confirmed Cities/Venues can be found on our web site.

Infernal Majesty will be playing their last show in Vancouver on November 27th, 2004 at the Brickyard, also on the bill - Divinity, Omega Crom, Widowmaker.

Infernal Majesty have also confirmed their European Tour. Tour will begin February, 2005, Hirax will be co-headling with Infernal Majesty.

Lots of new tour photos and reviews are now posted. Check it all out at www.infernalmajesty.com.

Until next time.

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North West Metal Fest Info

The second annual North West Metal Fest in Vancouver will take place again this year from August 13th to the 14th. The 2-day outdoor metal show features 30 north-western bands, including: Abuse, Allfather, Angel Grinder, Day Glo Abortions, Demyse, Explosive Rage Disorder, Gross Misconduct, Gordred, Human Resistence Program, the Joint Chiefs, Omega Crom, Sack Blabbath, Widow Maker, Zuckuss, and many more. For more info, visit North West Metal Fest.

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