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ANNIHILATION – Reveal Details About New EP

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Portugal’s best known Death Metal band ANNIHILATION are proud to announce that their new EP The Undivided will be released on November 4th 2014. Containing 6 tracks of absolutely punishing Death Metal, The Undivided is a stunning follow-up to the band’s debut album. A single from the EP, entitled “The Great Cycle” was released a few months ago as a digital download.

Listen to “The Great Cycle” here: http://annihilationband.bandcamp.com/track/the-great-cycle

The band’s founder Fabio Da Silva released the following statement about the EP:

“We are proud to announce the release of our new EP The Undivided. Consisting of six songs, the EP is a precursor to our next full-length which will be one song connected by three parts. We have been working  on these songs for the last two years and there is a big evolution between this EP and our first album Against The Storm. The songs are more technical, dissonant and intricate than our debut album. Lyrically I spent a lot of time researching and working on the lyrics. The EP and the album focus on my vision about humanity as energy beings all connected to one source of energy. One conscious entity that connects all beings into one. An entity that has been separated from his source and originated the human species, the voyage of part of that consciousness when the human being faces death and finally connects again with the source.”

Annihilation - The Undivided - promo cover pic

The Undivided – Track Listing
:

1. The Undivided…
2. Holographic Paradigm
3.Transcending Consciousness
4. Feeding the Void
5. The Great Cycle
6. …Wholeness…

ANNIHILATION Online:

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Bandcamp

Twitter

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(Source: Dewar PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ANNIHILATION.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

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JEFF BECK & ZZ TOP ANNOUNCE TOUR SUSPENSION

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Three Shows this Weekend (August 29, 30 & 31) will go on with Jeff Beck and His Band

Jeff Beck and ZZ Top Regrettably announce the suspension of the remaining scheduled double-bill tour dates due to an injury sustained by ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill.

Beginning with last night’s show in Clarkston, MI and continuing through to the last show in Thackerville, OK, all dates are now suspended and fans can obtain refunds through point of purchase.

However, Jeff and his band – Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar will move forward with the following three previously scheduled dates,  Tyler Bryant will open:

Jeff Beck - Tour Dates - late summer - 2014

In addition, dates scheduled for West Palm Beach, Tampa, St. Augustine, Atlanta, Thackerville and Houston will potentially be rescheduled.  Patrons should hold onto their ticket stubs for a possible future announcement.

“While we are very disappointed to not continue this tour with ZZ Top, our thoughts and best wishes are for Dusty to have a speedy recovery,” stated Beck.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JEFF BECK.

LONG LIVE ZZ TOP.

GET WELL SOON, DUSTY HILL.

Stone.

SIXX:A.M. – LONG-AWAITED THIRD ALBUM, “MODERN VINTAGE”, RELEASES ON OCTOBER 7TH!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Eleven Seven Music:

Los Angeles, CA – The long-awaited third release from SIXX:A.M., the band comprised of James Michael (vocals), DJ Ashba (guitar) and Nikki Sixx (bass) is entitled MODERN VINTAGE. Produced by James Michael, the album will be available on October 7, 2014 with the first single “Gotta Get It Right” hitting iTunes and radio back on August 5, 2014.

Says bassist Nikki Sixx: “Like our favorite bands from the 1970s, Sixx:A.M. is rooted in songwriting, musicianship and lyrics – three core elements that helped to define that era. Sixx:A.M. has taken even more pages from this book on “Gotta Get It Right” and the rest of Modern Vintage, having hopefully created a record that demands to be discovered again and again.”

The video for “Gotta Get It Right” – directed by Paul Brown – premiered on Vevo, back on August 6, 2014.

Shares vocalist James Michael: “On the first two albums, Sixx:AM established a musical freedom that few bands get to enjoy. “Gotta Get It Right” is clearly a birth child of that creative freedom and an exciting next step for us as our goal was to create something which confounds both expectation and categorization”.

Adds guitarist DJ Ashba: “Gotta Get it Right” is a great example of how Sixx:AM has set out to celebrate the music that has influenced us over the years and we truly feel we’ve made a genre defying album with Modern Vintage ”

MODERN VINTAGE – Tracklisting: 
1. Stars, 
2. Gotta Get It Right, 
3. Relief
, 4. Get Ya Some, 
5. Let’s Go, 
6. Drive
, 7. Give Me A Love, 
8. Hyperventilate, 
9. High On The Music
, 10. Miracle, 
11. Before It’s Over

SIXX:A.M.’s previous two albums, THE HEROIN DIARIES and THIS IS GONNA HURT – both of which were accompanied by books of the same name – have sold over 600,000 copies and spawned 2 number one radio singles, “Life Is Beautiful” and “This Is Gonna Hurt”.

Sixx AM - Modern Vintage - promo cover banner pic

Website: www.sixxammusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sixxammusic

Twitter: @SixxAM

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SIXX:A.M.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCKIN’ MUSIC.

Stone.

PINK VELVET KRUSH – New Track Now Streaming!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Long Island, New York: “Ball and Chain” – a pilot track from Pink Velvet Krush, the new band comprised of guitarist Sean Quidgeon (ex Dust N’ Bones), guitarist Greg Polcari (ex Britny Fox, Steelheart), drummer Ryche Green (ex Bulletboys), bassist Steve Rivera (ex Surrender), and vocalist Doug ‘Savage’ Ramey (ex Vaudeville), is now streaming online via their Reverb Nation.

The track is also available for a FREE download from Reverb Nation just for joining the Pink Velvet Krush mailing list.

Pink Velvet Krush also signed with HighVolMusic to a multi-release deal starting with their debut E.P. due this fall.

The band returned from a weekend warrior run of successful shows. “We’ve written about 15 songs and wanted to test the product, see how the set went over in front of people. These shows were a great way to accomplish that. It was also a great way to work out any kinks for the upcoming all original Danger Danger show this Saturday August 30th at Revolution in Amityville, NY. The label still has few tickets left for anyone that may need one.” says bassist Steve Rivera.

Pink Velvet Krush will enter Tropic Digital Studios on Tuesday the 26th to begin recording their debut E.P.

PVK has launched their official website at www.pvkrush.com. More information to follow.

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Stone Says: If Ball and Chain is a taste of what’s to come from the debut E.P. from Pink Velvet Krush, then I am one Hard Rock lovin’, psyched-out son-of-a-bitch! Metal be thy name.

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Source:

HighVolMusic - banner logo - #1 - 2013

http://www.highvolmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PINK VELVET KRUSH.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

NIHILO – Launch Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Nihilo - dum spiro spero - promo cover pic - 2014

Swiss Death Metal titan’s NIHILO have just launched a campaign to fund the vinyl release of their latest album Dum Spiro Spero.

Originally released on CD this past spring, many fans have been clamoring for a definitive vinyl edition of the album. As a result, the band are seeking to raise the funds via crowdfunding. You can help fund the project and see the rewards on offer here:  https://wemakeit.com/projects/dum-spiro-spero-on-vinyl

PRAISE FOR DUM SPIRO SPERO:

For those who enjoy good underground extreme metal, this may be just the release you’ve been waiting for. – Sea of Tranqulity

Nihilo do a nice line in punky, primitive speed, which really reminds me of Autopsy, early Carcass and their ilk, as well as large slices of filthy, blasting grind. – Ave Noctum

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on NIHILO:

Facebook

Twitter 

Bandcamp

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NIHILO.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

SEMPITERNAL DUSK – Debut Full-length Coming 9/30 On Dark Descent Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Sempiternal Dusk - promo cover pic - 2014

On September 30, Portland Death Metal act SEMPITERNAL DUSK will release their highly anticipated full-length on Dark Descent Records.

After a vicious demo assault in 2012, the band is set to make their presence known across the underground with this self-titled,five track, forty-seven minute affair. If you like doom in your Death Metal, SEMPITERNAL DUSK will be most pleasing to your taste.

Pre-orders for Sempiternal Dusk on CD and vinyl formats are now available at www.darkdescentrecords.com/store.

SEMPITERNAL DUSK emerged after the demise of WARWOLVES in 2009, with J.Huss switching from bass to guitar and T. Call again behind the kit. The duo began writing, focusing on abyssal atmosphere and primal instincts to guide their doomed Death Metal. In 2011 they recorded a two-song demo with J.Huss recording all guitars and bass and T. Call on drums and vocals. Their demo spread and caught the attention of Dark Descent, who inked a deal with the band for release of a full-length.

The band also contributed a one-minute track, “Beneath the Emblems of Death” to the MONOMANIAC VOL. 1 7 released by Blastbeat Mailmurder from Greece. This would be the last song recorded as a duo. The decision was then made to fill out the lineup and become a live band. T. Gann of SHROUD OF THE HERETIC joined on bass and A. Wheeler of WEREGOAT/RITUAL NECROMANCY joined on second guitar.

The first live ritual occurred in February of 2013 along with VASSAFOR and KNELT ROTE. In August 2013 they entered Red Lantern Studios in Portland, OR to record their debut full length. SEMPITERNAL DUSK, now a three-piece, will be performing a few select live rituals this fall in support of their album release, then entering the studio in late September to begin recording their side of an upcoming split with Seattle’s OLD SKIN.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SEMPITERNAL DUSK:

 www.facebook.com/SempiternalDusk

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www.darkdescentrecords.com

darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SEMPITERNAL DUSK.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

CRYPTOPSY – Gearing Up For European Tour With JUNGLE ROT And DISGORGE

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Flo Mounier – Drums/Vocals
Jon Levasseur – Lead & Rhythm guitar
Chris Donaldson – Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Matt McGachy – Lead Vocals
Olivier Pinard – Bass Guitar

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Death Metal masters CRYPTOPSY will be hitting the UK and European shores this month and next with support from DISGORGE and JUNGLE ROT. Check the dates below:

30.08 – Essen. Germany – Turok Open Air
31.08 – Cardiff, UK – The Baa Bar
01.09 – Wolverhampton, UK – The Robin 2
02.09 – Glasgow, UK – Audio
03.09 – London, UK – Boston Music Rooms
04.09 – Den Hag, Holland – Paard Van Troje
05.09 – Huettikon, Switzerland – Meh Suff Fest
06.09 – Bischofswerda, Germany – Morbid Fest
07.09 – Warsaw, Poland – Progressja
08.09 – Prague, Czech Republic – Modra Vopice
09.09 – Ostrava, Czech Republic – Barrak
10.09 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Randal
11.09 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Channel Zero
12.09 – Rome, Italy – Traffic Club
13.09 – Calenzano, Italy – Cycle Club
14.09 – Brescia, Italy – Circolo Colony
15.09 – Toulouse, France – Connexions Live
17.09 – Darmstadt, Germany – Steinbruch Theater
18.09 – Berlin, Germany – Binuu
19.09 – Arnhem, Holland – Willemeen

Cryptopsy - European Tour - 2014 - promo flyer

CRYPTOPSY is an Extreme Metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. During the past twenty years, CRYPTOPSY have wreaked havoc throughout the Metal genre by releasing six studio albums (Blasphemy Made Flesh, None So Vile, Whisper Supremacy, And Then You’ll Beg, Once Was Not and The Unspoken King), a live album (None So Live) and an EP (Ungentle Exhumation), which have confronted and invigorated the conventional approach to writing extreme music. In 2012, CRYPTOPSY returned to their roots in order to craft their newest endeavor entitled CRYPTOPSY.

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Praise For CRYPTOPSY’s 2012 Self-Titled Release:

“CRYPTOPSY is not just a return to form; it’s a new entry in the pantheon of technical death metal.” – (Adam Schultz, TheNewReview.net)

“Cryptopsy is, once again, amongst the leaders in the exalted and exacting Montreal and Canadian scenes, and there is nothing more vile than that.”
– (David Perri, Bravewords.com)

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on CRYPTOPSY:

Website: www.Cryptopsy.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CryptopsyMetal

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CRYPTOPSY.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

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