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ZERO DOWN – Signs To Minotauro Records; “No Limit To The Evil” Slated For Fall/Winter Release

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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ZERO DOWN: Lenny Burnett – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Vocals, Matt Fox – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Vocals, Ron E. Banner – Bass, Vocals, Chris Gohde – Drums, Mark “Hawk” Hawkinson – Lead Vocals & Screams

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Seattle trad-metallers ZERO DOWN have signed to Minotauro Records and a fall/winter release is set for the release of their fourth album, tentatively titled No Limit to the Evil. Stay tuned for the release date.

After releasing their last CD independently, ZERO DOWN is now set and excited to release their next ripper on Minotauro Records in the Fall/Winter of 2014. Once again the band will be reuniting with Martin Feveyear (QOTSA, SCREAMING TREES, DUFF MCKEAGAN’S LOADED, etc) at Jupiter Studios in Seattle to lay down this beast and packaging will include artwork by the master of Metal art, Ed Repka (MEGADETH, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, DEATH, MISFITS, etc). Tentatively titled No Limit To The Evil, this new opus will feature ten new cuts and sure to be Minotauro’s heaviest release to date, so scream for me motherfuckers!

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Formed in 2002, ZERO DOWN consists of five veteran musicians from the Seattle Metal/Punk Rock scene that cast iron 70’s Arena Rock with classic NWOBHM guitar riffs to bring the old school Metal traditions to the present! Over the past decade ZERO DOWN have released three scorching slabs of their Metal Rock (Old Time Revival, Good Times At The Gates of Hell and Looking To Start A Riot) and shared the stage with a variety of national acts including UFO, MOTLEY CRUE, DIAMOND HEAD, Y&T, RAVEN, ACCEPT, GODSMACK, THE ACCUSED, THE SUPERSUCKERS, UDO, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, PRONG and PAUL DIANNO.

Critical Praise:

“Hands, er, down, Seattle’s Zero Down are America’s best unsigned band, and to be that, you gotta have more than one beer-bongin record of clanging rock God-ness, and well, Zero Down have two, 2005’s Old Time Revival and now this Ed Repka-painted ripper!”

- Martin Popoff (BWBK Magazine & Hard Radio.com)

“Chock full of bombastic blues-rock riffs and cocksure swagger. Imagine how Zeke, Scissorfight and Airbourne might sound if they got drunk and jammed together. It’s classic without sounding dated and reverential without sounding copyist.” – Caren Gibson (Metal Hammer Magazine)

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ZERO DOWN:

Facebook: Zero Down Fan Page

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ZERO DOWN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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PRIMAL FEAR – Announces New Drummer: AQUILES PRIESTER

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As announced on the PRIMAL FEAR Facebook:

The new beast behind the drums of the Metal Commando – welcome Aquiles Priester.

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AQUILES PRIESTER: Drummer, Composer, Producer, Clinician and Instructor. Bands: Primal Fear, Hangar, Noturnall, Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore…

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AQUILES PRIESTER - D R U M S O LO – (below) from the Appearance at the Modern Drummer Festival 2011 – from the Hudson Music DVD: Modern Drummer Festival 2011…more Videos here at DRUMMERWORLD: ‪http://www.drummerworld.com

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AQUILES PRIESTER – on the cover of Modern Drummer Brazil, October 2014:

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PRIMAL FEAR:

Ralf Scheepers – Vocals,
Magnus Karlsson – Guitars,
Alex Beyrodt – Guitars,
Aquiles Priester – Drums,
Mat Sinner – Bass & Vocals

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Website: http://www.aquilespriester.com

Website: http://www.primalfear.de

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PRIMAL FEAR.

LONG LIVE AQUILES PRIESTER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CONVENT GUILT – Releases “Angels in Black Leather”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Australia’s sensational CONVENT GUILT have released the first song off their upcoming album Guns for Hire, that will be released on vinyl by Cruz Del Sur Music on October 10th (Europe) and October 7th (rest of the world).

This limited vinyl edition comes in 500 copies, 150 of which in an ultra-limited orange-colored run. It also includes a poster, insert and digital download-card. Compact disc edition coming courtesy of Shadow Kingdom Records.

Check out “Angels in Black Leather” at:

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/album/guns-for-hire

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on CONVENT GUILT:

www.facebook.com/ConventGuilt

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www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CONVENT GUILT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ENGRAVED DISILLUSION – Reveal New Album Details

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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South West UK Metal juggernaut Engraved Disillusion have today revealed details for their second album and follow-up to 2011’s acclaimed ‘Embers Of Existence’.

Entitled ‘The Eternal Rest’, the album was recorded at Thin Ice Studios with Karl Groom (Dragonforce, Threshold…) during the summer of 2014 and features 10 tracks of epic, diverse and at times unrelenting Metal. The addition of new vocalist Matthew William Mead and bassist Aaron Preston has allowed the band to diversify and bring new elements to their sound, namely the inclusion of clean vocals.

Guitarist Toby Stewart comments, “When we started writing the album we made sure to write exactly what we wanted to do even if it took us in some different directions to our other releases. We felt a bit tired of bands having to make the music people expect them to when they’re capable of a lot more. The initial word that we had in our heads when writing (the) album was ‘epic’. We wanted a huge melodic sound. We feel the songwriting has gone up another level and we’ve achieved exactly what we wanted to on this album.”

Artwork was completed by Colin Marks at Rain Song Design (Strapping Young Lad, Saille, Exodus, Scar Symmetry…) and can be seen below:

Engraved Disillusion - The Eternal Rest - promo cover pic

‘The Eternal Rest’ – Track List:

01) Life is…

02) Embrace The Flames

03) Lost

04) Curse The Sorrow

05) Shadows Run Black

06) No Tomorrow

07) Into Oblivion

08) In Aeternum

09) Echoes From A Silent Sky

10) The Eternal Rest

‘The Eternal Rest’ will be released independently on 31st October.

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on ENGRAVED:

www.engravedband.co.uk

www.facebook.com/EngravedDisillusion

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ENGRAVED DISILLUSION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

AGHAST! – Reveal Debut Album Details

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Formed in 2006 after a drinking competition, UK extreme metallers Aghast! have finally scheduled the release of their debut album. *Applause*

Entitled ‘All The Rage’, the album will see the light of day on 1st October 2014 and in their own words expect “Fast. Heavy. Catchy.”

Since their formation, Aghast! have recorded a number of EP’s and have gained a reputation for delivering the goods every time. Their most recent record ‘Live Dangerously’ seen media attention soar with Thrash Hits commenting on the EP as, “…three tracks of straight-up speed, for those of you who like stuff where guitars shred faster than a Betterware onion slicer and the sound of drummers feet snapping away from their ankles”, while Metal Hammer said, “Blasting fury? Check. Venomous brutality designed to tear flesh from bone? Check. Sadistically evil in a way that’s worrying? Check. Really fucking good? Hell yes.”

Why the long wait for a debut you say? Well… “We have spent years experimenting and honing our sound” commented the band. “But you only get one opportunity to release your debut album and ‘All The Rage’ is a statement of intent. It exemplifies every aspect of the Aghast! sound and our attitude to making heavy music. We wanted it to be brutally heavy with a recognisable groove and packed with hooks that people can grab on to. Heavy metal should be entertaining and fun to listen to and that’s what we feel we have achieved with this record. It is a thrill ride from start to finish and we hope that everyone can get on board with us!”

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‘All The Rage’ artwork was completed by comic book artist Zak Simmonds-Hurn.

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Track List:

01) Die Laughing

02) All The Rage

03) Hollywood Ending

04) Afterlife Crisis

05) Drop Dead Famous

06) Bang To Rights

07) It’s Your Funeral

08) Look Alive!

09) Sea of Trees

10) Hells Bells (and Buckets of Blood)

11) We Fear Silence

12) Noise Pollution

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The album was recorded by Derya Nagle at Playgle Productions, London, UK & Johnny Walker at Moles Studio, Bath, UK and mastered by Ue Nastasi (Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Clutch, Anthrax, Lamb Of God).

Check Out Title Track Lyric Video ‘All The Rage’

Aghast! - All Areas - promo tour flyer - October 2014

The band will also be taking the album on the road and touring throughout England later this month and into October.

29th September – Brighton, Sticky Mikes Frog Bar

01st October – Norwich, B2

02nd October – Bristol, The Gryphon

03rd October – Birmingham, The Asylum

04th October – Southampton, Firehouse

05th October – Preston, The Adelphi

06th October – Leeds, Fox & Newt

07th October – Manchester, Star & Garter

19th October – London, Black Heart w/ Arsis

31st October – Hitchin, Club 85

22nd November – London, The Unicorn

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on AGHAST!

www.aghastmetal.com

www.facebook.com/AGHASTKVLT

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AGHAST!

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KAINE – Sign U.S. Record Deal With Static Tension Recordings

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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British heavy metallers Kaine have just signed a special record agreement with newly founded Static Tension Recordings.The record deal gives Static Tension exclusive rights to market and sell Kaine’s album, The Waystone, in the United States over the next two years. Kaine is excited to be working with Static Tension on the upcoming US release which is scheduled for October 14th, 2014.

The band’s guitarist/vocalist, Rage Sadler, comments: “I am very pleased we have come to an agreement with Static Tension. This is the perfect deal for us as this gives them exclusive rights to sell and market the band in America while we receive a fair share of the income from record sales. The deal also enables us to continue selling our own CDs and allows us to retain all of our own digital and merch income. The majority of European labels are only interested in ripping bands off and we really couldn’t do this sort of deal with the labels that approached us. This definitely isn’t the case with Static Tension who are firmly in the 21st Century and moving with the times as we are.”

Kyle Stevens of Static Tension, who has 26 years’ experience in the music industry, having worked for the likes of Universal Music Group, stated: “I am extremely pleased to have Kaine as my first signing to Static Tension Recordings. They’re continued hard work, business savvy, and most importantly, their song writing skills are a breath of fresh air in today’s stagnant talent pool. Proving that Traditional Heavy Metal is alive and well will make the forefathers from the New Wave of Heavy Metal proud.”

Kaine have previously released a statement regarding their DIY route of releasing albums. Read it here.

Listen to the album The Waystone via the band’s Bandcamp page, below:

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KAINE:

Rage Sadler – Guitars & Vocals
Dan Mailer – Bass & Vocals
Ant Murch – Lead Guitar
Chris MacKinnon – Drums

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on KAINE:

Kaine Facebook

Kaine website

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KAINE.

KAINE KICKS LEGIT METAL ASS. 

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KREYSKULL – The Sophomore Album “Tower Witch” By Kreyskull Out October 3rd!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Kreyskull is a ”Heavy Rock`n Doom” band from the south-east parts of Finland; they blend their riff-heavy doom grooviness with influences from the classic era 70´s Heavy Metal and Prog Rock, even flirting with occasional jazz and psychedelia. With a strong vocal performance, screaming lead guitars and a bombastic rhythm section, they create their own unique style of Heavy Rock.

The sophomore album “Tower Witch” will be released October 3rd by Inverse Records.

Featuring ex-members from Demonic Death Judge, Kaihoro and Total Devastation.

“Man Who Lived Before” video: 

Track List:

  1. Night Of The Waking Octopus
  2. Abomination Jungle
  3. The Man Who Lived Before
  4. Tower Witch
  5. Forest Of The Great Unknown (intro)
  6. Soulway Station
  7. Evil Absolute Blues
  8. El Chupacabra
  9. Kingdom Falling

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Line-up:

Pasi Hakuli – Bass

Kari A. Killgast – Vocals

Saku Hakuli – Guitars

Timo Karvonen – Drums

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(Source: Inverse Music Group)

For more info:

https://www.facebook.com/kreyskull

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www.inverse.fi

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LONG LIVE KREYSKULL.

KREYSKULL KICKS 200% HEAVY ROCKIN’ ASS.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK & METAL.

Stone.

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