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WITHIN TEMPTATION – New Album “Hydra” Is In Stores Now; Here’s Where To Purchase It…

Posted in Hard Rock, melodic metal, melodic rock, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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WITHIN TEMPTATION – Need help finding HYDRA at your local music stores and online? Check out this list of retailers that are unleashing the beast! http://bit.ly/wt-hydra-usa-retailers

Order Hydra now, from Within Temptation’s website: www.within-temptation.com/orderhydra

Download Within Temptation’s new album ‘Hydra’ on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/wthydra

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Source: Within Temptation Facebook

Facebook: Within Temptation

Website: http://www.within-temptation.com

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE WITHIN TEMPTATION.

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VANISHING POINT – Cover Artwork And Track Listing Of Their New Album “Distant Is The Sun”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, melodic metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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VANISHING POINT Distant Is The Sun – Prepare for a HUGE album – release dates are February 21st (EU) and February 18th (US). Distant Is The Sun is releasing via Hamburg, Germany’s AFM Records.

Distant Is The Sun – Track Listing:

01. Beyond Redemption (Intro)
02. King Of Empty Promises
03. Distant Is The Sun
04. When Truth Lies
05. Circle Of Fire
06. Let The River Run
07. Denied Deliverance
08. Story Of Misery
09. Era Zero
10. Pillars Of Sand
11. As December Fades
12. Handful Of Hope
13. Walls Of Silence
14. April (Instrumental)

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VANISHING POINT:

Silvio Massaro – Vocals

Chris Porcianko – Guitar

James Maier – Guitar

Simon Best – Bass

Christian Nativo – Drums

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VANISHING POINT are from Melbourne, Australia.

* For more info on VANISHING POINT:

Facebook: Vanishing Point

Website: http://www.vanishing-point.com.au

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de

Shop/Merch: http://shop.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE VANISHING POINT.

LONG LIVE AUSTRALIA.

LONG LIVE MELODIC METAL.

Stone.

Michael Kiske Returns To PLACE VENDOME

Posted in Heavy Metal, melodic metal, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Michael Kiske Returns To PLACE VENDOME With Another Melodic Rock Masterpiece: “Thunder In The Distance” - Due For Release In November, On Frontiers Records.

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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the much-anticipated third album from PLACE VENDOME entitled “Thunder in the Distance” on November 1st in Europe and November 5th in North America.

PLACE VENDOME is the Melodic Rock project featuring UNISONIC and former HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske on all lead vocals and production from Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69).

PLACE VENDOME started in 2004 when Kiske, following a self-imposed exile from the rock and metal scene which lasted a few years after his departure from HELLOWEEN and solo career, accepted in 2004 to be part of a Melodic Rock oriented concept put together by Frontiers Records’ President Serafino Perugino.

The resulting PLACE VENDOME debut album brought Kiske back to a more straight ahead and Rock sound, still very accessible and melodic and far from the Heavy Metal stereotypes of blood, violence and hate which Kiske never had anything to do with. He collaborated for the first time with PINK CREAM 69’s Dennis Ward, Kosta Zafiriou and Uwe Reitenauer with Gunther Werno (VANDEN PLAS) on keyboards. In a quite ironic twist of fate Michael found himself to work with members of PINK CREAM 69, when the band’s original singer Andy Deris took his place in HELLOWEEN when he left.

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The very favorable acceptance of the first PLACE VENDOME album planted the seeds for a second recording entitled “Streets of Fire”, which was produced during 2008. The concept was slightly changed, with some outside writers such as Robert Säll (Work of Art), Ronny Milianowicz (Saint Deamon) and Torsti Spoof (Leverage) handling the bulk of the songwriting, with Dennis Ward still handling the recording and production sessions.

Following his stint with the band UNISONIC, Kiske decided to go back once again to the PLACE VENDOME concept with more melodic rock oriented songs which – once again – have been selected by Frontiers Records President Serafino Perugino from outside writers including: Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear), Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline), Roberto Tiranti and Andrea Cantarelli (Labyrinth, A Perfect Day), Tommy Denander (Radioactive), Sören Kronqvist (Sunstorm, Issa), and Brett Jones.

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“I am having a very open mind in terms of music anyway, and the Place Vendome vibe is a pretty different approach than Unisonic” says Kiske. “I like many tracks off the Place Vendome albums, but especially Guardian Angel, Streets Of Fire, I Will Be Waiting, Set Me Free from the previous albums or now Maybe Tomorrow. For me the vocals are the most important part of a song of course”.

Dennis Ward once again produced and mixed the whole affair with such musicians as Dirk Bruineberg (Consortium Project), Gunter Werno (Vandenplas) and Uwe Reitenauer (Pink Cream 69) completing the lineup. Another total masterpiece from Kiske and Place Vendome is about to hit the market. A true must for all Melodic Rock fans !

Track Listing includes: Talk To Me; Power of Music; Broken Wings; Lost in Paradise; It Can’t Rain Forever; Fragile Ground; Hold Your Love; Never Too Late; Heaven Lost; My Heart is Dying; Breakout; Maybe Tomorrow; Thunder in the Distance.

Samples of some of the album songs can be listened to below:

PLACE VENDOME:

Michael Kiske – Lead Vocals

Dennis Ward – Bass, vocals, rhythm guitars

Dirk Bruineberg– Drums

Gunter Werno – Keyboards

Uwe Reitenauer – Lead guitars

Mixed and produced by Dennis Ward

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(Source: Frontiers Records)

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FRONTIERS RECORDS:

http://www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE PLACE VENDOME.

LONG LIVE MICHAEL KISKE.

Stone.

Laid8 – Live At Dublin Castle, London, On July 19th!

Posted in melodic metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Hailing originally from Israel, Laid8 had struck an emotional nerve in the hearts of Rock and Metal lovers wherever they played. Combing the land to seek out new ears, the band delivers an uncompromising alternative to female-fronted metal, where singing is melodic and dramatic, aggressive and emotional, music is grooving and clever; and when played on-stage it’s just plain awesome!

Following the release of the band’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘These Faded Lines’ the band reached a certain glass ceiling back home. After playing festivals and headlining sell-out shows throughout the country, the band members decided a change of scenery is needed in order to reach bigger audience. Now based in London, UK, Laid8 are playing venues across the country, gathering more listeners and followers to their already extended fan base. They also caught the media’s eye with reviews in Power Play Magazine, Music-news.com and local media. Working hard as always, Laid8 are now looking to expend the reach of their music.

You want hard, pounding, melodic music, filled with emotions and backed with a vibrant and fun show?

Laid8 got it.

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The band are scheduled to play Friday 19th July at Dublin Castle, London and will share the stage with The Monday Project, Wolf Club Lunar Society, Death Koolaid & The Dogbones. Tickets are available in advance for only £5 from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/226554

Check out the video for ‘Flush’ from the bands debut album ‘These Faded Lines’ here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3R7j26faFI

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on LAID8:

http://www.laid8.org

Facebook: Laid 8

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LONG LIVE LAID8.

Stone.

INHALE THE FALL “Weak” Music Video Is Out! Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock videos, melodic metal, melodic rock, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock videos with tags , , , , , on June 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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INHALE THE FALL – Melodic Hard Rock and Melodic Metal fans get prepared. INHALE THE FALL have entered the Metal building. They’re new music video for their new song Weak is a totality of melodically heavy bliss. Both song and video = quality enriched. This Irish band should be on ALL Rock, Hard Rock and Metal aficionado’s radars… they have that much sumptuous crossover appeal!

Jenny O’ Keeffe on vocals may have some Lzzy Hale appeal to her tones; only this original gal comes across as a legitimate contender for Heavy Rock’s top 20 female vocalist list… in our Metal future. This is a very astute band and I’m ready for more! Read below for a more detailed background on INHALE THE FALL. Take a listen and look below to the Weak music video and crank ‘er up high! Metal be thy name.

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While playing in various local bands Eibhlin Palfrey and Pavol Rosa decided to reach out and find a new sound. Inhale The Fall, the duo’s first major musical exploration emerges from the ashes and takes to the Cork (Ireland) music scene. The band’s video release, Weak, released June 2013, is an eclectic version of the Skunk Anansie track . Full of melodic arrangements with soaring vocals reminiscent of Halestorm and Guano Apes, this track will do Cork proud.

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INHALE THE FALL:

Jenny O’ Keeffe - Vocals

Pavol Rosa - Guitars

Eibhlin Palfrey - Bass

Branko Surmaj - Drums

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Utilizing a Cork based production team Epic Productions, Inhale The Fall explodes on to the Cork music scene with  a hauntingly eerie music video that touches on disturbing issues that reflect people’s social lives today.

In an age of sludgy power chords, Inhale The Fall represents a needed breath of fresh air, where melody, lyrics, and song writing are just as important as loud guitars and a solid rhythm section.

Along with the newest video release, Inhale The Fall are determined to continue to take charge of that space in your head where the madness lives and Rock wants to thrive. The single Is available on iTunes along with other digital retailers, for more information on the forthcoming E.P. look up http://www.inhalethefall.com

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For more info on INHALE THE FALL, click on the link below!

Facebook: Inhale The Fall

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LONG LIVE INHALE THE FALL.

Stone.

AMARANTHE – Announces 2013 NORTH AMERICAN Headlining Tour!

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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After years in waiting, and a short prelude in the form of their 2012 PROGPOWER USA appearance, Swedish/Danish Modern Metal sextet AMARANTHE are now very excited to announce their very first U.S. headline tour, starting on July 17th in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre!

The tour hits several major U.S. cities and more dates are scheduled to be added soon. Support will come from Kobra And The Lotus. Stay tuned to the official AMARANTHE site www.amaranthe.se and the official band Facebook page for updates.

In a statement, the band says, “AMARANTHE are now extremely proud and very excited to announce our very first USA headline tour! After a fantastically successful The Nexus World Tour in Europe and one in Asia, consisting of almost 50 shows, it is now time to bring this monster to the U.S.! The fans across the Atlantic have been very supportive since AMARANTHE’s early demo days, and it has long been a dream for us to properly perform there. The trek will go from east to west, and more than the initially released dates will announced shortly! Support will come from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, a great up and coming Canadian heavy metal act, and more bands will open for this core package. See all of you American fans in July!”

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Confirmed AMARANTHE U.S. Headline Dates:

July 17 The Gramercy Theatre – New York (NY)

July 18 The Note – West Chester (PA)

July 19 The Middle East – Cambridge (MA)

July 22 Bottom Lounge – Chicago (IL)

July 23 Station 4 – St Paul (MN)

July 25 Marquis Theater – Denver (CO)

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AMARANTHE:

Jake E – vocals

Elize – vocals

Andy – screams

Olof – guitars & keys

Morten – drums

Johan – bass

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(Source: AMARANTHE facebook page)

For more info on AMARANTHE, click on the links below!

facebook: Amaranthe

http://www.amaranthe.se/

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LONG LIVE AMARANTHE.

Stone.

TRAGODIA – Epic Italian Act Completing Third Album For Kolony Records Release

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Italian Metal label Kolony Records will bring their country’s own TRAGODIA to their heavily expanding roster, as the band prepares to release its third full-length release worldwide in the coming months.

Based out of Italy’s Northern Italian commune of Brescia, TRAGODIA has released two full-length albums to date, beginning with their debut The Promethean Legacyreleased in 2007, followed by 2012’s more expansive Theomachy. With a charging, versatile and at times progressive approach to Melodic Metal, a blend of vocal styles, blazing solos and straightforward sections of crushing, classic but modernized thrash-inspired songwriting fuel the band’s works.

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With the fresh steam behind their engines still hot after last year’s Theomachy album, the band began creating their next opus, in the meantime having caught the attention of Kolony Records, who signed TRAGODIA for the release of their nearly completed third studio full-length. The quintet has been hard at work constructing the layered new release over recent weeks, which is guaranteed to boast the most epic tunes of the band’s creation to date.

Commented guitarist Francesco Lupi: “We are very happy to enter Kolony Records’ excellent roster and to be part of this very fast growing label. Kolony Records is becoming well-known for always striving to reach a balance between sheer musical quality and winning marketing strategies. We are also confident to have a killer album under our belt!”

Confirmed info on the new TRAGODIA album will be available soon, but in the meantime the band has posted a detailed studio report of the album’s progress at local Piacenza-based Elfo Studio with producer Daniele Mandelli (Forgotten Tomb) where the band is this week completing the new album; check it out HERE. Stay tuned for brand new updates in the coming days.

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TRAGODIA Is:

Luca Meloni – vocals

Francesco Lupi – guitars

Riccardo Tonoli – guitars

Luca Paderno - bass

Daniele Valseriati – drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on TRAGODIA, click on the links below!

facebook: Tragodia

http://tragodia.bandcamp.com/

http://www.twitter.com/tragodiaband

http://www.youtube.com/tragodiaofficial

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KOLONY RECORDS:

www.kolonyrecords.com

facebook: Kolony Records

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LONG LIVE TRAGODIA.

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