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LO-PAN – Ohio Riff Rock Peddlers To Release New Full-Length Via Small Stone This Fall; Artwork + Track Listing Unveiled

Posted in Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Long-running Ohio riff rock peddlers, LO-PAN, are pleased to unveil the details of their long-awaited new full-length fittingly titled, Colossus.

Named for the Colossus of Rhodes, a ninety-six-foot statue of the titan-god of the sun, Helios, constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the Greek city of Rhodes itself, LO-PAN‘s fourth opus serves as their most personal manifestation to date and a true testament to their evolution both as a band and individually.

In the three years since of the release of third long-player, Salvador, the Columbus four-piece have logged countless miles, crossing the country multiple times over on headlining tours and supporting the likes of Torche, High on Fire, KENmode, Whores, Fu Manchu and Weedeater. They’ve become one of the most ferocious live acts in American heavy rock, and Colossus stands tall to reap the rewards of their experience.

For the first time in their near decade-long existence, LO-PAN knew exactly what they wanted when they hit the studio. They’d road-tested songs like “Eastern Seas” and the title track for over a year, and partnering with producer/engineer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his Translator Audio studio in Brooklyn just days after headlining Small Stone showcases in that city and Boston last March, they belted out songs that reveal just how much they’ve moved beyond their influences and arrived at their own sound — a style built on aggression without caricature, fuzz without cliché, melody without redundancy and their meanest groove to date.

Complete with cover art courtesy of Jason Alexander Byers (ex-Disengage, Black Black Black), Colossus, like its namesake, was built in defiance of gods and men, and while LO-PAN‘s loudest statement has always been made on stage, the material they craft and the power with which they execute it on this album is bound to stand for years to come.

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Colossus Track Listing:

1. Regulus

2. Land Of The Blind

3. Black Top Revelation

4. Marathon Man

5. N.P.D.

6. Colossus

7. Vox

8. Eastern Seas

9. Relo

10. The Duke

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Colossus will be released via Small Stone on October 7th, 2014. 

 Critical Praise:

LO-PAN could easily stand as one of the most important bands of their generation in the genre.” – The Obelisk

“With enough stoner rock goodness to destroy bridges and skyscrapers alike, LO-PAN show that they are one of several absolutely essential rock outfits working today and a major force to be reckoned with.” – Sputnik Music

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on LO-PAN:

http://www.lopandemic.com

http://www.facebook.com/lopandemic?fref=ts

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LONG LIVE LO-PAN.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE HEAVY AS SHIT MUSIC.

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MARS RED SKY – Signs with Listenable Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock, world news with tags , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Considered one of the greats of the European stoner rock scene, France’s MARS RED SKY have gained international recognition due to a unique sound, based on thick infectious grooves and melodic aerial guitar riffs. This is truly a one of a kind experience, wrapped up by Julien Pras’ ethereal vocals, Matgaz’ powerful rhythms and Jimmy Kinast’s pachydermic bass lines. Somewhere between doom metal and 70s psyche pop, MARS RED SKY intrigues and attracts the masses to celebrate this cosmic ritual of solar burning fuzz and reverberated atmospheres.

Driven by the huge success of their eponymous debut record, recorded in Spain’s mystic Bardenas Desert and released in 2011, the band was invited to play on the largest European stages with Kyuss Lives!, Dinosaur Jr. and Sleep, as well as popular festivals like Eurockéennes de Belfort, Roadburn, London & Berlin Desertfests, Sziget Festival and SXSW (USA). All in all, MARS RED SKY has played in more than 20 countries.

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With their incredibly heavy and hypnotic performances, MARS RED SKY have been considered as one of the most thrilling live acts among the international stoner rock scene. In 2012, they paired up with French doom metal monsters Year Of No Light, to release a three-track split record, which sold out in a blink of an eye.

The release of their Be My Guide EP in 2013 opened the path for an extensive tour across Europe, then across the Atlantic for gigs in Latin America. This is where the band recorded their new album, due out this spring on Listenable Records. A limited edition 7″ EP containing exclusive material will be released in March, more details coming shortly.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on MARS RED SKY:

www.facebook.com/marsredskyband

twitter.com/marsredsky1

marsredsky.bandcamp.com

marsredsky.bigcartel.com

www.youtube.com/user/marsredsky

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LONG LIVE MARS RED SKY.

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WEED IS WEED – Featuring Legendary Alumni From Pentagram, Earthride & Spirit Caravan – Sign To Ripple Music

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Top-tier Stoner/Doom Metal band WEED IS WEED has signed a world-wide deal with Ripple Music for the release of their full-length album, Blunt Force Trauma.

Years of seismic rumbling have led way to the tectonic formation that is WEED IS WEED. Two legendary masters of Maryland Doom, Dave “Sherm” Sherman and Gary Isom, come with a stoner/doom metal pedigree second to none. Sherm and Gary have been the creative catalysts in such genre defining bands as Pentagram, Earthride, and Spirit Caravan, and now they’re set to launch their newest, blazing heavy rock venture.

Having assembled their most blazing line-up ever, this group of musicians have crafted the perfect sound track for red-eyed blazers the world over – Blunt Force Trauma. Blitzed out, stoned heaviness is the order as this collection of tales of reefer madness and alligator fights is slated to be released early 2014 by the ever impressive Ripple Music.

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That’s right folks… People are about to take notice.

Sherm is completely shredding the vocals, undoubtedly turning in his best performance to date, as he is more than ably backed by the rip and tear of the triple (3!) guitar attack courtesy of Gary on slide & lead guitar teamed up with Jason Fisher and Rob Portillo’s riffing and rolling. Match that with the full on rhythmic assault of Darren Waters on bass, and the single moniker’d Cougin on drums, and this band is ready to pummel the unsuspecting ear drums of those about to burn!

With the ink just dry on their contract with Ripple Music, it is being announced that WEED IS WEED has also signed on with 313 INC Artist Management to help further their reach and plan their underground takeover.

Watch for some pre-release touring to be announced soon.

It’s no doubt that the riffs are gonna be huge, the vocals are gonna be gritty and the low-end will rumble that PBR floating in your stomach. Weed Is Weed is taking over… and it’s going to be a smoky green revolution.

Check out some sneak peeks of the upcoming release, Blunt Force Trauma (Ripple Music) now at www.reverbnation.com/WeedIsWeed.

WEED IS WEED Live:

11/02 @ Iallos – Knoxville, MD

11/08 @ Strange Matter – Richmond, VA – Stoner Hands of Doom Fest

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For More Info On WEED IS WEED:

Facebook: WeedisWeed

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RIPPLE MUSIC Website: http://www.ripple-music.com

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LONG LIVE WEED IS WEED.

LONG LIVE RIPPLE MUSIC.

Stone.

GRAVEYARD – Norwegian Tour With Special Guests SPIRTS OF THE DEAD, Commences This November!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, psychedelic rock, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on October 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Gothenburg, Sweden’s very own GRAVEYARD will be on their Norwegian Tour in November 2013. GRAVEYARD’s special guests will be Oslo, Norway’s SPIRITS OF THE DEAD.

Here Are The Dates!

6.11 KRISTIANSAND, KICK

7.11 STAVANGER, FOLKEN

8.11 HAUGESUND, BYSCENEN

9.11 BERGEN, KVARTERET

11.11 VOLDA, ROKKEN

12.11 GISKE, OCEANSOUND STUDIO

13.11 TROMSØ, DRIV

14.11 TRONDHEIM, BYSCENEN

15.11 OSLO, ROCKEFELLER

16.11 LILLEHAMMER, BINGON

17.11 DRAMMEN, UNION

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GRAVEYARD:

Joakim Nilsson – Guitar & Vocals

Jonathan Ramm – Guitar

Rikard Edlund – Bass

Axel Sjöberg – Drums

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SPIRITS OF THE DEAD:

Ragnar Vikse – Vocals

Ole Øvstedal – Guitar

 Kristian Hultgren – Bass

Geir Thorstensen – Drums

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* For More Info On GRAVEYARD:

http://www.facebook.com/graveyardofficial

http://www.twitter.com/graveyard

* For More Info On SPIRITS OF THE DEAD:

http://www.thespiritsofthedead.com

Facebook: Spirits of the Dead

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LONG LIVE GRAVEYARD.

LONG LIVE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD.

Stone.

APE MACHINE – Gearing Up For West Coast Tour Dates

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Metal, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Portland, Oregon’s APE MACHINE is sowing their seeds by continuing an onslaught of regional touring of the urban wastelands of the U.S. West Coast!

The quartet that admittedly is “out to melt faces and pound the apathy out of otherwise jaded listeners” is eager to bring the live Machine back to stages, and show the masses what hard and heavy music is supposed to do to the senses. APE MACHINE is revisiting some frequent haunts of past West Coast tours all in the support of the band’s critically acclaimed Ripple Music debut, Mangled By The Machine, and this time playing in the coveted opening slot in San Diego for UK’s monsters of retro rock, Orange Goblin!

“We’ve been home for a month now, and though it’s been great to work on writing new songs, we’re all hungry to back out and rock some more!” Stated guitarist Ian Watts on the bands mind-set for getting back on the road, “One of the dates on this run is with Orange Goblin, who we shared the stage with at Freak Valley Festival in Germany. Those guys kick ass so we’re looking forward to rocking with them again!”

APE MACHINE, Ripple Music and DeadRhetoric.com have conspired to give one lucky winner a copy of Mangled By The Machine on CD and vinyl LP. The contest remains open through Friday, October 4. Enter to win at www.DeadRhetoric.com.

Mangled By The Machine was released in early May of 2013 by Ripple Music, and is distributed throughout the North America through Nail/Allegro Distribution, the UK through Code 7, and Continental Europe through Clearspot International.

APE MACHINE – Live:

Oct. 4 @ Blue Lamp – Sacramento, Ca

Oct. 5 @ The Redwood Bar & Grill – Los Angeles, Ca

Oct. 6 @ The Soda Bar – San Diego, Ca

Oct. 7 @ Audie’s Olympic – Fresno, Ca

Oct. 8 @ Night Light – Oakland, Ca

Oct. 9 @ Rontoms – Portland, Or

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Critical Praise:

“I never thought I’d find a stoner-rock group that will appeal to fans of The Sword and Whitesnake, but here it is. No seeds or stems, either.” -Tucson Weekly

“Blending equal parts rock ‘n’ roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia, Ape Machine is a band whose heart is steeped in the rich musical history of the late ’60s and ’70s. That doesn’t mean they’re some kind of hippie dippy throwback band. Ape Machine delivers their material with heavy metal muscle…”- Noisecreep.com

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A true four-piece, Portland, Oregon’s APE MACHINE has been called “a rock and roll band with a finger on the pulse of the 70’s and their asses firmly in the present” and “real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation” that delivers “true guts and glory rock and roll.” Combining psychedelic, classic and progressive rock with arena-worthy metal, bluesy stoner-rock and catchy riffs in odd signatures, APE MACHINE’s music carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock’s glorious early years (or your Dad’s bad ass record collection) infused with an exceptional modern sensibility.

Having finished up a short Southwestern and West Coast U.S. jaunt with Austrian retro-rock sensation, Been Obscene, APE MACHINE is preparing to take their laser precision, yet frenzied live show to Europe in late May (including dates with the much vaunted Orange Goblin) in support of their brand new album, Mangled By The Machine.

Mangled By The Machine was released in May 2013 through Ripple Music. The album was recorded and mixed by Tony Lash at Supernatural Sound in Oregon City, Oregon, and in typical, unique APE MACHINE fashion, the album was recorded as one long continuous track in one take. Broken into ten individual chapters, Mangled By The Machine is an angry conceptual piece of music that takes a cue from the masters of the 70’s progressive masters, yet reflects the immediacy of the chaotic world all around us.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For More Info On APE MACHINE:

Facebook: Ape Machine

http://www.apemachine.com

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LONG LIVE APE MACHINE.

Stone.

TRUE WIDOW – STREAM NEW SONG, “HW:R,” VIA NOISEY

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, psychedelic rock, rock albums, rock bands, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , on June 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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CIRCUMAMBULATION OUT JULY 23 VIA RELAPSE

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Philadelphia – True Widow is streaming HW:R, a new song from the upcoming album Circumambulation via Noisey (http://noisey.vice.com/blog/here-is-true-widows-new-single-hwr).

The five-minute track perfectly encapsulates the Texas trio’s seemingly effortless ability to create highly melodic and memorable songs with a rootsy, organic spin on guitar-centric shoegaze.

Pre-order packages for Circumambulation are available on CD/LP/Digital and a deluxe vinyl version that contains a custom letter-pressed art print, designed by DH Phillips and hand painted by the band (http://bit.ly/TrueWidow).

The band plays a June 1 performance at Chaos in Tejas in Austin.

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TRUE WIDOW:

DH Phillips – guitar/vocals

Nicole Estill – bass/vocals

Slim TX – drums

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on TRUE WIDOW, click on the link below!

facebook: True Widow

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LONG LIVE TRUE WIDOW.

Stone.

CLUTCH “EARTH ROCKER” – Releases Tomorrow, March 19th!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , on March 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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CLUTCH – The brand new studio album, Earth Rocker, from Maryland’s warriors of Heavy Rock, aka CLUTCH, will be releasing tomorrow on March 19th! This will be the 10th studio album from CLUTCH, releasing via Weathermaker Music.

I’ll be heading out tomorrow to buy the physical CD of Earth Rocker, cause there’s nothing like grabbing a hot new release from CLUTCH right off the store shelf. Metal be thy name.

Below is the Best Buy pre-sale link for both CD and Vinyl:

http://goo.gl/CWoRo

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The full album of Earth Rocker is streaming at the link below! Whoa!

http://pro-rock.com

Here’s the CD back cover to Earth Rocker, showing the Track Listing:

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For more info on CLUTCH, click on the link below! Whoa!

facebook: Clutch

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LONG LIVE CLUTCH.

Stone.

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