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Posted in Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Delta Deep -promo album cover pic - 2015 - #052215PCMO

DELTA DEEP Is A New Soulful Blues Rock Project Featuring:

Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Debbi Blackwell-Cook (Michael Buble, Luther Vandross) and Forrest Robinson (India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders)

Special Guests include Joe Elliott, David Coverdale, Paul Cook & Simon Laffy


(Los Angeles – April, 2015) Phil Collen, lead guitarist of Def Leppard, announces the formation and release of his new blues based music project, DELTA DEEP, coming this summer. Collen recorded the mix of original and hand-picked cover tracks with fellow DELTA DEEP bandmates Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Buble & Luther Vandross), Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders, TLC), and Robert DeLeo (bassist for Stone Temple Pilots). Their self-titled debut album will be released on June 23, 2015 on Mailboat Records and also features special guest appearances by Def Leppard vocalists Joe Elliott, Whitesnake’s David Coverdale, Sex Pistols/MANRAZE drummer Paul Cook, and GIRL/MANRAZE bassist, Simon Laffy.

Collen initially started DELTA DEEP in 2012 after jamming at home over the course of a year with friend and relative, Debbi Blackwell-Cook (Blackwell-Cook is the Godmother of Collen’s wife, Helen). What started as a casual pairing singing Motown and classic blues staples while Debbi frequently visited Collen’s home quickly turned into much more. Collen, Helen, and Debbi began writing original music which Collen and Debbi recorded in Collen’s home studio.

Later that year, a chance meeting re-acquainted Collen with Memphis native  and enigmatic heavy metal, jazz, & r-n-b drummer Forrest Robinson. A friend suggested giving STP bassist Robert DeLeo a call. Sharing a loving affinity for soul, funk and the blues, DeLeo was the perfect fit. According to Collen, “We really wanted Robert in this band. He had the added firepower of being the premiere pioneer and most ‘badassed bass player’ to come out of the alternative rock explosion.

The best description of DELTA DEEP, a multi-racial band, has been “Aretha and Tina in their prime singing over early Zeppelin”. Original song and lead off single “Bang The Lid introduces the musical synchronicity of Collen, Blackwell-Cook, DeLeo, & Robinson. Blackwell-Cook also duets with Collen on the album tracks as well as with featured vocalists Def Leppard’s Joe ElliottMistreated and Whitesnake’s David CoverdalePrivate Number. Legendary Sex Pistol’s punk drummer Paul Cook and Collen’s former bandmate from GIRL bass player Simon Laffy” guest on the classic cover Black Coffee.  Guesting on the Delta Deep original song, “Burnt Sally” is  keyboardist, CJ Vanston (Tina Turner, Toto, Joe Cocker, Carol King) adding to the soulful tune on the Hammond 3 Organ.

Collen is widely known to millions of rock ‘n roll fans for his iconic albums with Def Leppard. When asked what made him decide to do a blues project Collen responded, “Blues was created out of something completely different from what we hear today. I grew up listening to rock music but then I found out it was all based on blues. Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, all of those guys….they got it from the blues. When I hear Debbi sing, I can hear the pain. She’s an incredibly beautiful 62-year-old black woman who has been through things and she can sing through her pain. Not everyone can do that and not everyone sounds like Debbi.”

While many artists aim to make their mark by creating new genres or introducing their own new versions of music, Collen and DELTA DEEP melded their blues inspirations with who they are as artists and are unleashing that expression onto the world.

Check DELTA DEEP’s website and for breaking news, new content, and tour information.


Source: MAD Ink PR




TORMENTOR – Sign With Static Tension Recordings; New Album Due Out In July

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Static Tensions Recordings is pleased to announce its latest signing, California thrashers TORMENTER. The label will be releasing the band’s previously self-released album Prophetic Deceiver, which received rave reviews upon release. The album is set to be released on July 24 2015. The band is recommended if you like Exodus, Warbringer and Destruction.

Static Tension Recordings CEO Kyle Stevens had the following to say about the signing:

“We are proud to announce La Puenta, CA’s Tormenter to our ever-expanding family of artists.  Tormenter have built a large and loyal fan base in their home market and are now poised to build that fan base across North America.  With melodic riffs and a sound that incorporates melodic thrash and death metal, Tormenter are poised to be your next favorite band!”

Listen to the track “Exile From Flesh” from Prophetic Deceiver here:

The band is also embarking on a tour of the South West United States, beginning in June. The tour, which is being called UNREST IN THE SOUTHWEST, will consist of eight dates. All shows will be played with fellow Californian’s CONCRETE SLEDGE. Tour dates can be found below.

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Static Tension Recordings online:




Source: Dewar PR





Sisters Of… Stream New Album At Decibel

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on May 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Sisters Of - The Serpent The Angel The Adversary - promo album cover pic - 2015

Post-metal masters SISTERS OF… have teamed up with Decibel magazine to premiere their latest masterpiece The Serpent, the Angel, the Adversary in full. The album releases next week on May 12th via Crowquill Records, but you can now stream it in full at Decibel now. The stream can be heard at this location:

Pre-order the album here:

About Sisters Of

Sisters of… is a genre-defying project from St. Joseph, Missouri. Multi-instrumentalist Aaron Coker (ex-Appleseed Cast, Reggie & The Full Effect) was joined by Chris Clark and together Sisters of… was born. Tired of musical limitations, Coker’s idea of blending heavy and atmospheric sounds was realized in a track that evolved into the cornerstone of Sisters of…’s first EP, Follow Me as a Ghost. Layers of post-rock, metal, and experimental elements build evocative soundscapes that expand beyond the conventional themes of life and death.

Impressed by Follow Me as a Ghost, which St. Joseph’s News-Press called “experimental metal at its finest,” Crowquill Records invited Sisters of… to join the label and work jointly toward the actualization of Sisters of…’s first full-length, which will be released in May of 2015.

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Source: Dewar PR





Black Metal Brother Duo HELLEBORUS Announce Live Line Up Additions + Offer Free Download Of ‘Coils’ On

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Helleborous - Press Photo - 2015 - #HMO661604

L-R – Wyatt  Houseman (vocals, lyrics) – Jerred Houseman (producer, all instruments) – Photo Credit – Carlton Cruz

Helleborus – Coils – FREE Download here

Manitou Springs, Colorado based Helleborus, the new creation of brothers Jerred & Wyatt Houseman (both former members of Execration) are proud to announce their live line up has just grown with the addition of drummer Brent Boutte’ and guitarist Ian H..

“Today Helleborus introduces two of our live ritual performance members. We are closer now to bringing our magic live and our rehearsals are flowing faster than expected. It will be some time still before we hit the stage, but the hunger is becoming more real. More news and members will be announced soon.” comments vocalist / lyricist Wyatt Houseman.

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Ian H. - Helleborus - promo pic - 2015 - #05MOH

Named after a gorgeous but poisonous flower that blooms in winter, Helleborus pushes their creative freedom to new levels as the psychedelic black metal project is Dionysian in nature and explores themes of sexual mysticism, Qabalah & the Esoteric. For their debut to the metal world, the band has unleashed a free download of their track ‘Coils‘ available at the following link on here.

‘Coils’ is one of many songs the brothers plan to unleash on their soon to be finished debut full length ‘The Carnal Sabbath’, a release that combines black, death and doom metal with a vast ambiance. Venturing outside the conventional colors of traditional black metal, Jerred & Wyatt plan to deliver a new aura of sound where fans of The Devil’s Blood, Satyricon, Necorphobic, Belphegor, Blut Aus Nord are sure to connect with them.

Album Band Line Up features: Wyatt (vocals, lyrics) & Jerred Houseman (producer, all instruments)

For more info, please visit the following links:

I will forever embrace quality underground Metal, especially underground Black Metal. Helleborus have without question, tapped into my Black Metal psyche with their new song. I honestly cannot stop listening to Coils.” – Metal Odyssey


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On This Day In METAL History – May 4th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lula - promo cover pic - #5750SMO

On May 4th, 1956 – Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps recorded Be-Bop-A-Lula for Capitol Records. Upon its eventual release, this iconic song was the “B” side to the much lesser known song: Woman Love. Be-Bop-A-Lula became a #7 hit single and sold 2 million (plus) copies during its initial release year. Wow!

Grand Funk Railroad - The Loco Motion - promo 45rpm - photo - #7475GFRMO

On May 4th, 1974 – Grand Funk Railroad had their hit (cover) single, The Loco-Motion, ranked #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This GFR cover version was produced by the legendary Todd Rundgren. This groovy song was originally recorded by Little Eva and released in 1962. Little Eva also took this song to #1 status.

Kamelot - Haven - promo studio album cover pic - 2015 - #KMO7709

On May 4th, 2015 – The eleventh studio album from KAMELOT, Haven (Deluxe Edition), is ranked at #1 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Haven will be released on May 5th, 2015. Whoa! The regular version of Haven is also ranked at #11, on this same chart. Nice!

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - promo album cover pic - #1980MMO337

On May 4th, 2015Motörhead’s fourth studio album, Ace Of Spades, is ranked at #89, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and yeah!! Long live Lemmy and Motörhead!! Ace Of Spades was originally released back in 1980.

Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny - promo album cover pic - #9379MOJP

On May 4th, 2015Sad Wings Of Destiny, the second studio album from the powerful Judas Priest, is ranked at #90 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This would be the only Judas Priest album to feature Alan Moore as the drummer.


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OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE – New Southern Rock Band To Release Debut Single

Posted in Music, rock bands, rock music, southern rock with tags , , , on May 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Outlaws And Moonshine - promo band photo - 2015 - #0504OMMO,the Indiana based southern rock band is set to release their debut single and video titled ‘WHISKEY’ on May 12th. The single will be distributed digitally and is already available for pre-order across all major digital platforms. A sample of ‘WHISKEY’ can be heard here. The video will be released through Marvment Entertainment and Vevo.

Hailing as ‘new southern rock’, their signature sound comes from vocalist/guitarist and main songwriter Beau Van who crafts his songs after everyday life experiences. Beau’s unique approach is to use a balance of old school southern rock with a bit of today’s country rock and a whole lot of guitar. The end results are strong yet memorable songs that hook you and have you singing right along by the second chorus.

The band has recently aligned themselves with major industry players solidifying their brand by signing a sponsorship deal with Coldcock Whiskey in which Coldcock states; “We love you guys and would love to have you work with us”.

Outlaws & Moonshine also has endorsement deals with Amedia Cymbals, Pig Hog Cables, Queen City Drums, Spector Guitars, and Xcel Drumsticks.

The band heads back into the studio to finish up their debut E.P. later this month with plans to support the release with a summer tour. Outlaws & Moonshine are in talks with a national country artist to tour as direct support.

More information and updates can be found on the band’s website



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UNBREAKABLE HATRED – Canadian Death Metal Trio Joins Unique Leader Records For Multi-Album Deal

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Unbreakable Hatred - Promo band pic - 2015 - #0503MOUH

Quebec City-based death metal trio, UNBREAKABLE HATRED, recently joined the expanding roster of extreme metal powerhouse, Unique Leader Records.

Comments the band: “We’re extremely excited to announce that UNBREAKABLE HATRED signed a multi-album deal with Unique Leader Records! We are looking forward to working with a label that has stood the test of time while continuing to expand their diverse death metal roster. We are honored to be a part of the Unique Leader family and we are ready for what is coming up. With our team behind us, we can’t wait to see UNBREAKABLE HATRED grow.”

Forged in 2008 by guitarist Philippe Drouin, his drummer brother Dominic and vocalist/bassist Simon B. Lapointe, UNBREAKABLE HATRED spews forth a mutinous amalgam of old school death metal brutality, modern technical wizardry and blistering groove making for relentlessly visceral sound expedition. The band released their debut full-length, Total Chaos, in 2011 via Galy/Lacerated Enemy Records. Largely underrated but no less scalding, Sea Of Tranquility noted, “UNBREAKABLE HATRED… play a brand of technical death metal and grindcore that is as brutal as it is catchy,” further crowning it, “an all-around solid affair that shows plenty of promise.”

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In a 4/5 rating, Sputnik Music applauded the band’s versatility. “Rather than remaining excessively tethered to a single structure, Total Chaos often has varying time signatures between the instruments that resonate well when meshed just right — particularly the rhythm guitar and the drums — and that the band pulled this feat off and still have a sound structure just screams skilled.” Added Bravewords, “Fortifying the link between Dying Fetus, Cryptopsy and The Last Felony, UNBREAKABLE HATRED is one of Quebec’s latest new hopes, the group a feat of technical death worthy of some sort of engineering degree… Total Chaos is a record built on supreme musicianship, attention to detail and a steely determination to impart its will while crawling through the haze of the multitude.”

UNBREAKABLE HATRED will release their sophomore full-length via Unique Leader Records later this year. Further info to be announced in the coming weeks.

Words from the converted:

UNBREAKABLE HATRED is one of Canada’s premier death metal acts; this trio of power lays waste to the listeners ear drums on every level and then some!” – Terrance Hobbs, Suffocation

UNBREAKABLE HATRED blew us away each night with their energy and ripping songs; it was a total pleasure to have them on our tour and the best is most certainly to come – Ferocious!” – Jason Netherton, Misery Index

UNBREAKABLE HATRED from Quebec are definitely one of the new bands out there to be recognized! Once again proving that Quebec musicians are on top of their Game! ” – Flo Mounier, Cryptopsy

“Great musicians, brutally heavy and very strong live, definitely a band to watch out for.” – Bobby Koelble, Death


Source: Earsplit PR

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