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DARK BEAUTY – Classically Influenced, Gothic, Progressive Band Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in gothic rock, Music, progressive rock, rock music, vocalists with tags , , , , on March 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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DARK BEAUTY – There are a host of music genres that New Jersey’s Dark Beauty can be attributed to, from Symphonic Metal to Gothic, with Classical being the omnipotent glue that gives Dark Beauty their overall musicality. Dark Beauty released their new studio concept album, Fall From Grace, on August 19th, 2014. Lead vocalist (coloratura soprano), songwriter and band founder, Liz Tapia, has an alluring voice; even her shades of vocal darkness is mesmerizing.

As a songwriter, Liz Tapia can already rival that of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Paul O’Neill. Seriously. Greatness is not always mainstream or screaming from the pages of Rolling Stone and Dark Beauty’s musical greatness profoundly exists. Liz Tapia has assembled a consummate band of musicians with Dark Beauty, in my straight Metal opinion. I am absolutely thrilled that Dark Beauty has crossed my Metal path. Music is a powerful voice and universal language within our Universe; Dark Beauty easily reminds me of this.

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Above photo: Liz Tapia

If you are a fan of Gothic, Symphonic Rock/Metal, Progressive, Epic and/or Dark music, you should absolutely adore the artistic works of Dark Beauty. Become transfixed below and listen to Dark Lullaby, from Dark Beauty’s new studio concept album: Fall From Grace:

Listen to track previews below:

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DARK BEAUTY:

 Liz Tapia – Lead Vocalist/Songwriter/Founder

Bryan Zeigler – Lead Guitarist

Warren Helms – Keyboardist

Gary Perkinson – Bass

Dan Granda – Drums/Percussion

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Purchase Dark Beauty – Fall From Grace on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fall-from-grace/id908888106

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Engineered by Arsenio Rodriguez of Artie Productions

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* For more info on DARK BEAUTY:

Facebook: Dark Beauty

http://darkbeautymusic.com/the-fans

Website: http://DarkBeautyMusic.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DARK BEAUTY.

LONG LIVE NEW JERSEY.

Stone.

PERIPHERY TAKE #22 AND #25 SPOTS ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 WITH ALBUMS “JUGGERNAUT: ALPHA” AND “JUGGERNAUT: OMEGA”

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , on February 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Jonathan Thorpe

Washington, D.C. – Periphery, the DC-based Prog/Metal outfit whose decision to release two albums simultaneously was called “the group’s most ambitious project yet” by Rolling Stone, have been rewarded with two entries on the Billboard Top 200: Juggernaut: Alpha (#22) and Juggernaut: Omega (#25).

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“Today marks a monumental moment in Sumerian and Periphery history,” said Sumerian Records’ Founder/CEO Ash Avildsen. “We’re incredibly proud of the progressive approach we took to releasing this body of music from such a progressive group of artists. I couldn’t be more elated about the synergy between Sumerian, Outerloop and Periphery in successfully executing the release of Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega. The band has a true cult following that appreciates their art and they just proved to the world that the Peripherals are only continuing to grow beyond boundaries. “

The two new albums, which have received four-star reviews worldwide, also landed at #2 and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart.

Periphery drummer Matt Halpern added, “We are absolutely thrilled with the amount of positivity and excitement we’re seeing and receiving for the Juggernaut releases.  As a band and as individuals we poured our hearts and souls into these releases, so to have this type of response is truly special.  Thank you to those who have taken part in the Juggernaut experience so far… We can’t wait to play these songs live for you!”

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Periphery is in the midst of a North American tour, playing the Opera House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, this evening.  The band wraps up the first leg of North American dates on Feb. 14 before launching a lengthy European tour on Feb. 26 in Belarus.  Periphery has confirmed performances at several festivals including Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range.

February 04     Detroit, MI     St. Andrew’s Hall

February 06     Toronto, ON     Opera House

February 07     Montreal, QC     Corona Theatre

February 08     Albany, NY     Upstate Concert Hall

February 09     Rochester, NY     Water Street Music Hall

February 11     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club

February 12     New York, NY     Irving Plaza

February 13     Silver Spring, MD     The Fillmore

February 14     Philadelphia, PA     District N9ne

February 26    Minsk, Belarus     Republic

February 27     St. Petersburg, Russia     Zal Ozhidaniya

February 28     Moscow, Russia     Volta

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March 02     Novosibirsk, Russia     Rock City

March 03     Yekaterinburg, Russia     Tele-Club

March 05     Paris, France    La Cigale

March 06     Karlsruhe, Germany     Substage

March 07     Pratteln, Switzerland     Z7

March 08     Milan, Italy     Live Club

March 10     Munich, Germany     Backstage Werk

March 11     Vienna, Austria     Arena

March 12     Budapest, Hungary     Barba Negra

March 13     Bratislava, Slovakia     Majestic

March 14     Prague, Czech Republic     Roxy

March 16     Warsaw, Poland     Stodola

March 17     Hamburg, Germany     Gruenspan

March 18     Aarhus, Denmark      Voxhall

March 19     Oslo, Norway     Rockefeller

March 21     Seinajoki, Finland     Rytmikorjamo

March 22     Helsinki, Finland     The Circus

March 24     Stockholm, Sweden     Debaser Medis

March 25     Copenhagen, Denmark     Amager Bio

March 26     Bochum, Germany     Matrix

March 27     Eindhoven, Netherlands     Effenaar

March 29     Bristol, UK     O2 Academy Bristol

March 30     Glasgow, UK     O2 ABC

March 31     Manchester, UK     Manchester Academy

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April 01 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Islington

April 25 – 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville Festival

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May 02 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion

May 15 -17 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range

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July 16 – 18 – Viveiro, Spain @ Resurrection Fest

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

*For more info on PERIPHERY:

http://www.facebook.com/peripheryband
http://www.twitter.com/peripheryband
http://www.periphery.net

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PERIPHERY

Stone.

VANISH “Come To Wither” – Releases October 24th; Instant Track Download With iTunes Pre-Order

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

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Pre-order Vanish‘s new album Come To Wither on iTunes and get the instant grat track Silence right away!

Pre-order here: http://geni.us/VanishCTWiTunes

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VANISH:

Bastian Rose – Vocals, Keys

Philipp Schönle – Guitar

Thomas Rösch – Guitar

Daniele Dei Giudici – Bass

Ralf Nopper – Drums

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VANISH are from Stuttgart, Germany.

* For more info on VANISH:

Website: http://www.vanish-metal.com

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Website: http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE VANISH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DECONSTRUCTING SEQUENCE – Release “Access Code”

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Deconstructing Sequence are proud to announce the release of their new EP, Access Code.

Consisting of two epic songs that blend black metal, progressive and post-rock,  Access Code can only be described as Extreme Progressive Art.

The EP is available direct from the band, and can be streamed and purchased here: http://dsprogart.bandcamp.com/

Deconstructing Sequence - Access Code - promo cover pic

 

Access Code recording line-up:



Tiberius – Guitars, bass, vocals 


Morph – Vocals, synth and programming 


J Nerexo (Shadows Land) – Drum arrangements and performance 



Deconstructing Sequence on-line:



Facebook
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l Bandcamp

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Source: Dewar PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DECONSTRUCTING SEQUENCE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Former Members Of Devin Townsend Band And Into Eternity Release Debut Single From THIRD ION; Kickstarter Campaign For Debut Album “13/8bit” Underway

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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THIRD ION, the new Canadian Prog Metal group featuring former members of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and INTO ETERNITY, have released its debut single “Capitol Spill.” The track is now streaming below:

The band has also launched Kickstarter campaign to assist in completion of its debut album, 13/8Bit. To support THIRD ION visit: kickstarter.com/projects/1748461047/third-ion

THIRD ION is the product of a mutual love of prog, video games, and science. The debut album is currently over half written, and will contain eight to ten songs, including the title track which is written entirely in 13/8 time signature. 8-Bit musical renditions of every song will be released as well, to pay homage to their 1980s classic gaming inspirations.

BIO:

A project talked about, envisioned, and anticipated by Justin and Aaron since the day they met, by chance, in mid-2010. A few of the songs have been in the works since shortly after they met, but meeting Mike and getting him on board was the jump-start needed to truly get this band off the ground.

Now with the addition of Tyler on vocals, and the first few songs demoed, everyone is extremely excited about the future of this project and where it could go. Planning is underway for an amazing live show, with an emphasis on minimalism and mood. Every single member of this band comes from a large base of touring and recording experience and plan to use their resources to get this new project on the road and heard by as many people as possible. Plans are already under way to tour Canada and seek label or grant funding to support the tours.

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THIRD ION:

Justin Bender – Guitar

Aaron Edgar – Drums

Mike Young – Bass

Tyler Gilbert – Vocals

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Member Background:

Justin is a guitar player, producer/engineer and song-writer, most known for playing with and producing the Canadian Heavy Metal veterans Into Eternity. Over a decade of live playing, live sound and studio experience, Justin has toured the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Southeast Asia. The main focus of his career has been studio production, which he has become well established in Regina, SK working out of both Touchwood Studios, and Blue Door Recording.

Aaron lives drums. He teaches, records, gigs, does clinics and is a published author (drum related – of course). On top of all that he is the editor in chief of Drums Etc. magazine and has a weekly broadcast show on Drumeo. His educational material (also drum related, of course) on Youtube has reached a million views, with almost 7000 subscribers to his channel. Coming up on March 30th, Aaron will be headlining the Vancouver Island “Day of Drum Festival.”

Mike has been a professional session bassist for the past 15 years. He is well versed in all styles of music and has played everything from Metal (Devin Townsend Band, Terror Syndrome) to rock (Jet Black Stare, Ten Ways, the Matinee), to Funk, Pop, Country and Jazz. He has toured North America and Europe with a variety of projects and currently resides in Vancouver, where he gigs, plays sessions and occasionally teaches. Mike also loves coffee, cartoons and all things nerdy.

Tyler was the last addition to the project and is also a full-time musician. Like the rest of the band, he has dedicated his entire life to his musical career. He has been involved in writing, playing and singing music since his childhood, he grew up surrounded by musical relatives in Regina, Saskatchewan. His primary training was of the guitar but he also dwells on piano, bass and harmonica, playing a mix of new-folk songs with soulful vocals. Tyler accepts influences of all sorts; his main influence taps are of Zakk Wylde, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Michael Jackson. Since 2008, Tyler has recorded and released three solo records and has received radio airplay all across Canada.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on THIRD ION:

Website: thirdion.com

Facebook: facebook.com/thirdion

YouTube: youtube.com/3rdion

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LONG LIVE THIRD ION.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

RUSH – ReDISCovered Vinyl LP Box Set – Is Available Now, Via UMe

Posted in classic rock, music news, progressive rock, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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RUSH CELEBRATES 40 YEAR RECORDING CAREER

In March of 1974, Rush released their self-titled debut through the band’s own indie label, Moon Records in Canada, and quickly sold out of the initial 3500 copies originally pressed. Moon Records would soon become Anthem Records, which launched in 1977, and continues to serve as the band’s only Canadian record company.

To mark the band’s 40-year recording career, Anthem/UMe celebrates with the vinyl reissue of the original Moon Records (pre-Mercury) release of Rush, as part of Universal’s reDISCovered vinyl series. Housed in a sturdy, custom box with a lift-off top, this landmark album is pressed on 200g, audiophile grade vinyl, from the original 1974 analog stereo masters, cut to copper plates using the Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) process at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

Rush also features the original Moon Records jacket art, complete with the original MN-100-A/B Matrix etching, and will include a 16″x22″ reproduction of the first Rush promo poster, three 5″x7″ lithographs of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey, a 12″x12″ Rush Family Tree poster, and a digital download card for a free digital copy of this newly remastered release.

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* Vinyl LP Box Set Released On April 29, 2014.

(Source: UMe)

* For more info on RUSH:

Facebook: RUSH

Website: http://www.rush.com

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LONG LIVE RUSH.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

Stone.

VIVIEN LALU – French Composer Announces Endorsement By Roland

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, news, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Lalu - %22MUSIC-KNIGHT-MAGE in the Magic of Sounds Frenzy%22 - artist Chezan Iosif

Above: Vivien Lalu as the “MUSIC-KNIGHT-MAGE in the Magic of Sounds Frenzy” – artist Chezan Iosif

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New Album In The Works For 2015 Release

French progressive metal keyboardist and composer, VIVIEN LALU, is ecstatic to announce his new official sponsorship by Roland Keyboards. Having relied heavily on the brand for his entire career thus far, this new endorsement is a major breakthrough for the artist.

Stated LALU on his union with the company: “After twenty years of using their keyboards I can now say that I’m proud to have joined the Roland family! I want to thank Roland Japan for the great welcome, and look forward to present you their amazing new products.”

Lalu - Atomic Ark - promo cover pic - 2013

In September 2013, Sensory Records released LALU’s newest solo album, Atomic Ark. Having raked in rave reviews from international media outlets, the expansive but direct delivery of this talented songwriter is at its finest yet on this cinematic masterpiece, boasting an array of expansive elements with a dark edge. The opus was fully conceived and composed by LALU, the musician having enlisted an all-star lineup of vocalist Martin LeMar (Mekong Delta), bassist Mike LePond (SymphonyX), guitarist Simone Mularoni (DGM) and drummer Virgil Donati (PlanetX), in addition to countless guest contributions, to complete the album. Alongside the release of his new masterwork,VIVIEN LALU also announced that half of his royalties for Atomic Ark were to be donated directly to Paris/NYC-based animal rescue organization ALERTE SOS!

LALU is currently immersed in the creation of new material for his full-length follow-up to Atomic Arkfor Sensory Records, having already confirmed its title as Orkeystra. Contrary to his Oniric Metaldebut and Atomic Ark, the impending Orkeystra will venture into new territory by featuring multiple singers in addition to Martin LeMar, who usually handles all vocals. New information on the next chapter in the LALU lineage will be released throughout the rest of the year in preparation for its release in 2015.

For now fans can order Atomic Ark now direct from Sensory/The Laser’s Edge HERE.

Critical Praise:

“The catchy bits will be stuck in your head for days on end, the heavy parts will never not make you bang your head, the beautiful parts will always be touching, the ethereal and dream-like parts will always evoke images in your head, and the musicianship will never not impress.” – Metal Injection

“The album is driven by Lalu’s sense of fine-tuned technicality and majestic flair.” – PopMatters

“…blistering guitar solos, soaring vocals and complex song arrangements… The musicianship is top-notch and there is a nice diversity to the songwriting…a progressive powerhouse.” – About.com

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on VIVIEN LALU:

Facebook: Vivien Lalu

Website: http://www.vivienlalu.com

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Website: http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLasersEdge

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LONG LIVE VIVIEN LALU.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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