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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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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.

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EVILYN STRANGE – Announce Third Single ‘Everything’ From Forthcoming Album ‘Mourning Phoebe’

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, melodic rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock singles with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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EVILYN STRANGE are proud to announce their new single, Everything through Thirteen772 Music. The digital only single is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album, Mourning Phoebe.  This follows on from the recent success of the song, ‘Love Finds You’, which hit number 4 on the Rock/Metal Hot New Release Chart over at Amazon (UK). The release is also a good opportunity to thank the internet radio stations, DJ’s and websites who have supported the band.

“We really appreciate the contribution that those guys make. They enable people to hear what we do and, just as importantly, let them know that we exist!” says Phillip Strange (vocals/bass).

Alongside Phillip, the band also features Al Strange (drums, backing vocals), and Mikael Johannesson (lead guitar). The trio have co-produced eleven songs with Chris Hughes at Oscillate Studios, Manchester (UK). More details can be found at the bands Official Facebook page… Evilyn Strange

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Stone Says: Evilyn Strange has delivered once again! Everything balances a Hard Rock essence with Melodic Rock splendor. Phillip Strange has the vocals that resonate with both Classic Rock and Modern Rock grandeur, atop this textured song that also showcases the striking guitar playing of  Mikael Johannesson. This trio comprising Evilyn Strange are masterly at their craft and will continue to win fans over worldwide with such accomplished songs as Everything.

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More Info:

Official Twitter:
https://twitter.com/EvilynStrange

Spotify:
http://open.spotify.com/artist/3LMtSV4i5ZbAdCsCJJa3yB

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B00898E4ES?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=Evilyn%20Strange&index=digital-music&search-type=ss

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LONG LIVE EVILYN STRANGE.

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LOVE.MIGHT.KILL “10 Mighty Killers” – Digital-Only Release Available On March 8th, 2013 via Massacre Records

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, melodic metal, melodic rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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LOVE.MIGHT.KILL – Releasing on March 8th, 2013, via Massacre Records, is the digital-only release from LOVE.MIGHT.KILL – 10 Mighty Killers. This digital-only offering of 10 Mighty Killers will be available for purchase on March 8th, by clicking the link below. You also can listen to samples of this fabulous compilation of LOVE.MIGHT.KILL songs by clicking the same link below:

http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/releases/20308?lang=en

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LOVE.MIGHT.KILL 10 Mighty Killers – Track Listing:

XTC

Pretty Little Mess

Restless Heart

Caught In A Dream

Burn The Night

Home

Too Big To Fall

Tomorrow Never Comes

Brace For Impact

The One

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LOVE.MIGHT.KILL:

Jan Manenti – Vocals

Stefan Ellerhorst – Guitar

Christian Stöver – Guitar

Jogi Sweers – Bass

Michael Ehré – Drums

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For more info on LOVE.MIGHT.KILL, click on the links below!

http://www.lovemightkill.com

facebook: Love.Might.Kill

http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE LOVE.MIGHT.KILL

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TREAT – Melodic Rock Legends Celebrating Their 30th Anniversary In 2013; Special Edition Album Package, Tour, Festival And Goodbye News Announced

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, melodic rock, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Swedish Melodic Rock legends Treat are celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2013 and announce some mouth-watering news for all their fans. Treat will release a special 30th anniversary edition package, containing a best of-album with two brand new songs and two previously unreleased songs, and their latest album “Coup de Grace”, regarded as a “masterpiece” by Classic Rock Magazine and voted “Melodic rock album of the year 2010” with an extra track.

Treat also plans a big tour, that will kick off with some major festival gigs in  the summer, and will see them rockin´on the road in to the autumn. Then it´s over. For good.

”We have a saying in Sweden: You should always leave the party when you have the most fun”, says guitarist and songwriter Anders Wikström who formed the band back in 1983 together with singer Robert Ernlund. Say what? Treat is breaking up!  Treat has never been a more tight-knit Rock’n’Roll unit than now, and the band is brimming with creativity and excitement. That´s why the band now chooses to call it a day; they want to, as they put it, ”end on a high note”.

”We´re doin’ it out of love and respect for our fans”, Anders Wikström says. ”We quit before they ask us to get the hell out. We want Treat´s legacy  to be pure Rock´n´Roll happiness!”

The decision to close down operation is most amicable, and kind of grew upon the five in the band, but when the decision was made, the band almost immediately started making plans for the farewell party next year.

”We´re going out with a bang and will give our fans a ride they didn´t even knew they wanted.”, says Anders Wikström.

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Treat, who released their classic debut album ”Scratch and Bite” back in 1985, now also introduces the new bass player Fredrik Thomander, who’s for years been close to The Band Of Brothers that Treat are: Fredrik has been co-writing songs with the band, mixed ”Coup de Grace” and has already done some gigs as a Treat Brother.

Anders Wikström (guitar and vocals), Robert Ernlund (lead vocals), Jamie Borger (drums), Patrick Appelgren (keyboards and vocals) and Fredrik Thomander (bass and vocals) take Sweden on a turbo charged Rock´n´Roll journey in 2013. There’s many ways to say goodbye.

”We wanna party with our fans”, says Robert Ernlund and adds: “The Treat’s on us”!

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(Source: Frontiers Records)

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

http://www.treatnews.com/

facebook: Treat

Frontiers Records facebook: http://www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE TREAT.

Stone.

FAITHSEDGE – Announces New Management And Album

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, melodic rock, Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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California based rockers FAITHSEDGE has inked a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management. The follow up album to the debut is tentativley called “The Answer Of Insanity” is a concept record based on stories from singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia’s life that lead up to the first album with an intresting twist at the end. It’s sure to be melodic, progressive and intense!

After the critical acclaim of the Faithsedge debut around the world the band has a new keyboard player Eric Ragno. Eric is internationally known for being on many melodic rock albums such as Fergie Fredrickson (Toto) and Trixter’s return album New Audio Machine and many more. Eric has also done many live gig’s from playing with legends like Graham Bonnet (Rainbow) to also playing with vocal icons of other genre’s like Dawn Robinson of En Vogue.

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FAITHSEDGE:

Giancarlo Floridia – Vocals, Guitar

Alex De Rosso – Lead Guitar

Tony Morra – Drums

Eric Ragno – Keyboards

Faithsedge is a heavy Heavy Metal/Hard Rock/Progressive project started by singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia in Huntington Beach, California, in early 2009. Giancarlo has a solid musical background, having previously worked with renowned producers such as Mike Talanca (David Bowie/Foreigner) and Juan Croucier (ex-Ratt) among others.

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Giancarlo contacted producer and bass player Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Lukather/Alice Cooper) after not only being impressed with his work on numerous albums as a producer but also with his amazing bass playing skills. Fabrizio has worked with some of the biggest names in the most diverse music genres (George Clinton, Ice T and Cypress Hill are among his endless list of collaborations) and after hearing Giancarlo’s demos put together an incredible band to back up the project along with himself playing bass duties and producing the resulting debut CD.

Alex De Rosso joined Faithsedge on guitar. Having handled live lead guitar duties in Dokken, with whom he toured the world and shared the stage with the likes of Scorpions, Whitesnake, Ratt, Warrant and Firehouse among others, Alex has also played on many critically acclaimed albums with artists such as Joseph Williams (Toto/Disney’s The Lion King), Kelly Hansen (Foreigner/Hurricane) and Pamela Moore (also known as Sister Mary from Queensryche’s concept album ‘Operation Mindcrime’).

Tony Morra completes the line-up on drums. Tony owns his own studio in Nashville, Tennessee, the Downtown Batterie and has played with many great artists such as Rebecca St James and Van Zant among others. He is also credited for playing on the Grammy Award winning album ‘Songs From The Neighborhood – A Tribute To Fred Rogers’ in 2006 and for touring as a member of pop legend Stevie B’s Band and Sweet Sensation. Tony has also played drums for different movie soundtracks such as ‘Chronicles Of Narnia’ and ‘Just Married’ to name a few.

The resulting effort is a perfect mix of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and Progressive, with lots of vocals and hooks, shredding guitar solos, pounding bass and drums and plenty of melodically challenging songwriting. ‘Faithsedge’ was mastered by Tom Baker of Precision Mastering (Judas Priest/Motley Crue).

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

facebook: Faithsedge

http://www.faithsedgemusic.com

http://www.giancarlofloridia.com

http://www.alexderosso.com

http://www.downtownbatterie.com

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Chicago’s Circle Of Fate Release Highly Anticipated New Single “The Other Side Of Me”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, melodic metal, melodic rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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Dec. 11, 2012 – Chicago, IL – Much to the excitement of fans across the globe, Chicago melodic rock outfit Circle Of Fate released their new single The Other Side Of Me digitally on December 1, 2012. For the last 15 years Circle of Fate has been captivating audiences all over the world and now with their new single, fans of the band will not be disappointed! Lead vocalist and founding member Michele Caruso says, “The song is a punky song about different sides that a woman has to her. You never know what you are going to get. The songs, as always, are open to interpretation to the listener.”

Circle Of Fate features Michele Caruso on Lead Vocals. Michele has done jingle work for Chicago’s hit radio station B-96, and has also been an extra on a Bud Light commercial. On top of all that, Michele was on the Howard Stern show, singing one of her original songs. The show was also aired on live radio, CBS, and E-Entertainment. She has has performed jingles for Chicago’s rock station Q101 and Mancow’s Morning Madhouse where she sang the Gateway Chevrolet song live on the air.

Danny Charatin is feaured on Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals. Danny has been playing the guitar now for about 22 years. Danny’s past bands include Destiny, Moriah, Latent Fury and Ion Vein. Danny has also done some studio work in the past. He has played shows out-of-state to fill in for other bands and has a blues influence in his playing. He also enjoys playing classical pieces. Danny says, “My ideas and style fit perfect with Michele’s melodies and style. Together it’s the perfect combination for real music that comes from the soul”. Most recently the band acquired two new members; Lynn Parkinson on Drums – Lynn has been in the industry for many years and has played many styles of music. Bassist Jimi Swanson has also been in the music industry for a number of years and has been in many national acts such as Energy Vampires and Odette.

Michele describes Circle of Fate’s music as, “A break from the mundane. Our music has great melodies and it’s in your face rock. Our music tells a story and leaves you wanting more.” Andrew Dodge of Blog Critics touts, “This is quite simply driving metal that is done with lots of feeling and ability. If you are into good metal delivered well, then check this lot out soonest, you will be glad you did!” The band’s 2010 break-out release ‘Back To Life’ captured the attention of the music public at large and the response was no less than astounding. Described as “Pop rock with metal undertones”, Circle of Fate’s ‘Back To Life’ is an amalgamation of catchy melodies and hooky rhythms. Produced by Larry Sturm, who has worked with top music artists such as Destiny’s Child, Mary J. Blige and Disturbed, the CD garnered rave reviews worldwide.

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Here’s what the press raved about Circle Of Fate’s ‘Back To Life ‘CD:

“As Circle Of Fate brings on their heavy repertoire, they may be one of the best bands blending classic hard rock sensibility with modern rock trends, and that in itself is quite an accomplishment. Recommended!” – Dangerdog Music Reviews

“Given a few spins, this one grows on you. It’s good tradesmen like performance highlighting Caruso’s vocal and Charatin’s rather tasty guitar playing. Keep an eye on this outfit for sure!” – Glory Daze Music Magazine

“Circle Of Fate will be the biggest band out of Chicago since the Smashing Pumpkins!” – Rocktober Magazine

In recent news, Circle Of Fate has been asked to perform on Chicago’s Late Night TV program ‘Seven On Ridge’. Danny explains, “We recently were asked to play for the ‘press release’ for the show ‘Seven On Ridge’, which is a new late night show in Chicago. We were booked for a slot on the show and they had to change the date due to extra taping they needed to do for producers in China. We will post the date we will be on once it’s announced. The host of the show is Michael Essany and he formerly had his own show on the E network.” You can see more on the show at http://www.sevenonridge.com

In the past year Circle of Fate has returned to the studio to record a new album, in which the new single “The Other Side Of Me” will be featured on “The new material we are recording will be our 5th CD for original members Danny and I,” explains Michele “With two new members on this CD we are very excited that this will give COF a fresh ‘edge’ in the music scene while keeping our own unique style. This extra ‘edge’ will keep Circle of Fate in the public eye and our fans wondering, ‘What will this band do next?’ This new CD will cross new thresholds for our band and will take us to the next level.” Adds Danny, “The new CD still contains much of Michele’s catchy melodies and strong lyrics, but the music has reformed to having a different edge to it than in the past. We started off on a lighter note on past CDs such as ‘Shades Of Gray’ and ‘Inner Sanctum’, which were more melodic. ‘Dawn Of A New Era’ was much heavier. The new album being put together contains a couple of strong ballads along with heavier faster paced songs such as ‘Too Much’, ‘What If’ and our new single ‘The Other Side Of Me’. We believe when the album is finished it will be a great listen from beginning to end with a nice flow from song to song, so when the CD is finished playing you are wanting more.”

Producer extraordinaire Eric Greedy, who has worked with such music legends as Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Steven Tyler, Brian Wilson, Rage Against The Machine, Guns & Roses (the list goes on and on), produced two songs on the new CD. Also, formerly from Slash’s Snakepit, Matt Laug played drums on the two tracks. Both cuts wre mastered by industry legend Big Bass Brian, who’s impressive list of clients include the likes of Alice Cooper, Black Eyed Peas, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Grateful Dead, Hall & Oates and Kiss, just to name a few.

In closing the band has this to impart to their fans and listeners, “We have been together for over 15 years now and truly appreciate all of the support of our fans and listeners. You mean everything to us. We work very hard to not only put out great studio albums but to put on great live performances as well. As always, please spread the word and Step into the Circle… You’ll be glad you did!”

To purchase Circle Of Fate’s “The Other Side Of Me” single: http://www.circleoffate.net/Circle_of_Fate/Store.html

More Circle Of Fate Info:

http://www.circleoffate.net

http://www.reverbnation.com/circleoffate

http://www.zazzle.com/circleoffateband*

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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