Harley’s War Continues… New York Hardcore Legend HARLEY FLANAGAN Recording New LP For Southern Lord

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore punk, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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New York Hardcore icon, HARLEY FLANAGAN, is currently in the process of recording his newest LP, to be released on Southern Lord later this year.

With his musical roots tracing back to the beginning of the 1980s, FLANAGAN was involved in NYC punk act, The Stimulators, before even hitting his teens. In the mid-’80s he founded the legendary hardcore/crossover act, The Cro-Mags, directly after which the band releasing their seminal Age Of Quarrel LP. At the beginning of the millennium, the artist formed his own HARLEY’S WAR and released their debut album, Cro-Mag, in 2002.

FLANAGAN and several other players recently started laying down the basic tracks for the impending yet-to-be-named album, which will close the extensive twelve-year gap since the band’s initial works were released, and will undoubtedly be one of the premiere hardcore/punk releases of the year.

Issued FLANAGAN on signing with Southern Lord and the ongoing recording process of the new material: “I think that this is some of the hardest stuff I have written in a long time. God knows there has been a lot of inspiration over the last few years.” Southern Lord owner Greg Anderson this week stated on the upcoming release: “The demos we have heard thus far are incredible! We’re really looking forward to hearing this when it’s completed.”

FLANAGAN is a black belt under Renzo Gracie and teaches at the Renzo Gracie academy in NYC, as well as having a book and several other projects in the works.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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Website: http://www.southernlord.com

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LONG LIVE HARLEY FLANAGAN.

LONG LIVE SOUTHERN LORD.

Stone.

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SCORPIONS “LIVE BITES” – 1995 Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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SCORPIONSLive Bites is a live album, released back in 1995, via Polygram Records. Live Bites contains 11 songs that were recorded in Leningrad, San Francisco, Mexico, Munich and Berlin. There are also 3 (previously unreleased) bonus studio tracks on this album: Edge Of Time, Heroes Don’t Cry and White Dove. The liner notes to this album doesn’t contain the recording dates for these live songs; I have read in a few places the dates are 1988 to 1995, just don’t quote me on these dates.

This is yet another fantastic album from the past where you’ll find some constipated fool out there that gave it a sub-par review. In my Metal opinion, this is the iconic Scorpions and this live album plays out brilliantly! I’ve seen the Scorpions live; trust me, this album gives me ostrich bumps all over my face and arms when played at MAXIMUM volume! Whoa. One very cool aspect about Live Bites is that it was produced to sound and feel like one continuous concert experience, with no breaks between the songs; the sounds of Scorpions fans going bonkers fills the gaps!

The entire band and vocalist Klaus Meine sound sensational throughout Live Bites. There are high energy moments to savor, with Tease Me Please Me, Alien Nation and Crazy World being 3 whiz-bang examples. The bonus studio tracks are such a worthy addition at the time, giving the fans both the heavy and softer side of the Scorpions. Heroes Don’t Cry and White Dove are 2 somber, well written and arranged ballads, while Edge Of Time rocks along quite favorably to my ears. Live Bites is an essential part of Scorpions history, hopefully you’ll share with my Metal enthusiasm! Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Above: Back cover to Live Bites

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* For more info on SCORPIONS:

Facebook: Scorpions

Website: http://www.the-scorpions.com/

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LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

NO, THANK YOU, KLAUS!

Stone.

NOBLE BEAST ANNOUNCE NEW DRUMMER

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Minnesota Power Metal master’s Noble Beast are pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Rasmussen as new drummer for the band.

While he is primarily known for his work in Black Metal band Astral Blood, Andrew is excited to be working with the band. He had the following to say about his new role:

“I’m very excited to be joining Noble Beast as their full-time drummer.I have spent many years of my life always playing in more Black Metal type bands so needless to say I was pretty skeptical at first when Rob had originally told me they were searching for a full-time drummer. But then after listening to the four tracks Rob sent me I was blown away! This is new and exciting for me, and I’ve had a fucking blast playing the music.”

The band had the following to say about Andrew and his ascension to the Noble Beast drum throne:

“A lot of things drew us to Andrew—his chops, his easygoing personality, our shared love of Disillusion—but more than anything else, it was his enthusiasm for Noble Beast that made him The Guy. Andrew is just as committed as we are to building Noble Beast’s future. Together, we’re going to make Noble Beast the best band it can be.”

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Support NOBLE BEAST and purchase their S/T debut at the band’s Bandcamp below!

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on NOBLE BEAST:

Noble Beast Facebook

Noble Beast Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE NOBLE BEAST.

LONG LIVE MINNESOTA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEEP IN HATE – Signs With Kaotoxin Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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DEEP IN HATE:

Matthieu – vocals

Vinc – guitars

Flo – guitars

Kapute – bass

Nicolas Bastos – drums

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Kaotoxin records is proud to announce the inking of a multi-album deal with French Deathcore masters DEEP IN HATE.

Born in 2004 and having released two full-lengths before signing to Kaotoxin, Deep In Hate, who features Nicolas Basto (ex-Aborted / L’Esprit du Clan) on drums, evolved from a technical Deathcore outfit to a much more personal brand of melodic and catchy, yet still technical, brand of Deathcore. The band’s focus is on writing catchy tunes and developing an oppressive atmosphere by blending dark melodic hooks with technical leads and wall-crushing breakdowns in a very dark, suffocating and yet utterly efficient way.

Touring with the likes of Black Dahlia Murder, appearances at Sonisphere and other European festivals and an inherent desire to push the boundaries of brutality to unimagined levels have all lead Deep In Hate down an evolutionary path that plateaus this June with their Kaotoxin Records debut, Chronicles of Oblivion.

With a massive production and artwork by Above Chaos (Hellfest, Bethlehem, Nightfall), Chronicles of Oblivion features nine heavy and intense, yet melodic song-oriented tracks. Rooted less in tech-metal than previous efforts, Deep In Hate seek to develop a more hook-laden approach to Deathcore. This shift is demonstrated in the new music video they’ve unleashed in support of Chronicles of Oblivion. Recorded live at Sonisphere 2013, the video for “New Republic” can be seen below:

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Chronicles of Oblivion – Track Listing:

Introduction

Genesis of Void

The Cattle Procession

Altars of Lies

New Republic

The Unheard Prayers

The Divide

Wingless Gods*

Beyond

*features guest vocals by Sven de Caluwé (Aborted)

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With this brilliant new release Deep In Hate morphs influences from bands like Whitechapel, Despised Icon, Aborted, Gojira and Decapitated into a sound that’s all their own. The band aims to conquer new territories and enlarge an already impressive following by touring as much as they can everywhere in support of this massive new album.

Available as a limited edition (1,000 copies at first press) deluxe DigiSleeve CD, Chronicles of Oblivion will be available worldwide on June 3.

Pre-orders for the album and exclusive bundle deals with brand new merch will start on May 6, at the Kaotoxin Web Shopwww.shop.kaotoxin.com.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on DEEP IN HATE:

www.deepinhate.com

www.facebook.com/deepinhate

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 www.kaotoxin.com

www.facebook.com/kaotoxinrecords

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LONG LIVE DEEP IN HATE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SCION AUDIO VISUAL OFFER FREE WEEDEATER SINGLE VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN

Posted in Heavy Metal, rock music, metal music, rock music news, world news, metal bands, music news with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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EXCLUSIVE TRACK RECORDED AS PART OF SCION’S ROCK SHOW 7-INCH SERIES

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April 22, 2014, Torrance, Calif. – Scion AV is offering a free download of a new Weedeater song titled “Hot Doughnuts Now” via Brooklyn Vegan:(http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/04/weedeater_made.html).

Weedeater, the sludgy NC-trio who Pitchfork said “oozes thick, incidental drones,” played the January installment of The Scion Rock Show in Los Angeles. Joining them for the free show were Pins of Light, who premiered the song “Lie Detector” via Punk News ( http://www.punknews.org/article/54648/media-pins-of-light-lie-detector) last week.

The Scion Rock Show, a free monthly concert series at The Satellite in Los Angeles, debuted last summer. The monthly outings offers music fans the chance to see both the next wave of bands in hard rock and metal as well as the rare opportunity to see more established artists in an intimate setting. Other participants include The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne, ASG, Fu Manchu and Indian Handcrafts. A limited edition 7-inch featuring music from past performers is available at each installment of the Scion Rock Show.

Scion Rock Fest returns to Southern California on May 17 with four stages spread across the The Glass House and Fox Theatre in Pomona. Artists appearing at the 2014 installment include Machine Head, High on Fire, Red Fang and Orchid. The event is currently sold out (a wait list is available at ScionAV.com.

An Instagram contest offering various VIP prizes including passes to the festival, autographed vinyl and a Schecter guitar is ongoing through May 9 (For full contest details, see Official Rules).

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on WEEDEATER:

Facebook: Weedeater

Website: http://www.weedmetal.com

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Website: ScionAV.com

Website: Scion.com

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LONG LIVE WEEDEATER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

UnKured Tour Announcement

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Ohio’s UnKured are excited to announce a mini-tour in May 2014 with Lysura!

UnKured’s bassist Ben Stanton had the following to say about the tour:

 “We’re pumped to be going out with Lysura for this tour. Everyone that goes is in for two very unique bands. Unkured will be playing all new material and Lysura will have new music as well. So if you love true metal I expect to see you there!”

Tour dates are as follows:

May 9th, Cleveland OH – Taxidermy Palace

May 10th Pittsburgh PA – TBD

May 12th Brooklyn NYC – The Acheron

May 13th Cambridge MA – Middle East

In further UnKured news, the band recently streamed their EP “As Reality Melts” at Metalunderground.com. You can check out the stream here.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on UnKured:

UnKured Facebook

UnKured Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE UNKURED.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

INTERNAL BLEEDING – New York Death Metal Legion Joins Unique Leader Records; Video Teaser Posted

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Unique Leader Records is pleased to welcome long-running New York-based death metal legion, INTERNAL BLEEDING, to their expanding roster of audio severity.

For over twenty years, INTERNAL BLEEDING has been at the forefront of the underground Death Metal scene, boasting a relentless DIY work ethic, consistently intense live performances and a commitment to composing some of the heaviest music possible, their breakdown-laden approach directly responsible for the establishment of an entire subgenre of Death Metal, aptly titled “slam” (a term they began using as early as 1992).

Founded in 1991 by guitarist Chris Pervelis following the demise of original band, Autumn Reign, it all began with a case of 300 blank tapes reportedly “found” at a local university. The tapes provided the inspiration to set up a four-track to capture The One Dollar Demo. The following year, INTERNAL BLEEDING recorded their Invocation Of Evil demo, which went on to sell an impressive 5500+ copies through now-defunct Wild Rags Records. The band returned to the studio to track another demo in early 1994. The resulting Perpetual Degradation remains a certified classic in the annals of Death Metal.

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Maniacal self-promotion combined with a tireless dedication to their craft, the band eventually made their way to 1994′s Milwaukee Metal fest, where their captivating live show possessed the eyes and ears of Pavement Music, who released their Voracious Contempt debut in 1995. Following a slew of tours both stateside and abroad, label and lineup shifts and four more works of sonic brutality with 1997′s The Extinction Of Benevolence, 1999′s Driven To Conquer, 2000′s Alien Breed compilation and 2002′s Onward To Mecca, it seemed the band had virtually disappeared without warning.

In early 2011 however, Pervelis decided to pick up the proverbial pieces and contacted original members Bill Tolley and Brian Hobbie. The three agreed to reunite and began re-learning INTERNAL BLEEDING’s classic back catalog. With the addition of Jason Liff on bass and legendary frontman Keith DeVito (ex Suffocation, Catastrophic, Pyrexia) handling vocals, the band is again poised to level all in its path. Last month, the band officially signed a two-record deal with Unique Leader Records. Their fifth studio album, Imperium, will be out in the Fall of 2014.

In the meantime, check out the Imperium album teaser below:

INTERNAL BLEEDING:

Keith DeVito: Vocals (ex-Suffocation, Catastrophic, Pyrexia)
Chris Pervelis: Guitar
Brian Hobbie: Guitar (ex-Catastrophic)
Bill Tolley: Drums
Jay Liff: Bass

INTERNAL BLEEDING Discography:
One Dollar Demo (1991)
Invocation Of Evil Demo (1992)
Perpetual Degradation Demo (1994)
Voracious Contempt (Pavement, 1995)
The Extinction Of Benevolence (Pavement, 1997)
Driven To Conquer (Pavement, 1999)
Alien Breed (Olympic, 2000)
Onward To Mecca (Century Media, 2002)

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on INTERNAL BLEEDING:

http://www.facebook.com/internalbleeding

http://www.Internal-Bleeding.com

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http://www.uniqueleader.com

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LONG LIVE INTERNAL BLEEDING.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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