MOUNT SALEM – Chicago Psychedelic Doom Conjurors Announce Headlining Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Mount Salem - May 2014 - Tour Promo Flyer

Chicago Psychedelic Doom Rock conjurors and recent Metal Blade signees, MOUNT SALEM, will embark on a full headlining tour this May! The trek will pillage its way through select cities between Chicago and Los Angeles, and includes one-off shows in New Mexico and Arizona opening up for doom legends, Saint Vitus! MOUNT SALEM will be touring in support of their Endless EP.

Mega blog, Loudwire.com, recently featured an interview with vocalist/organist Emily Kopplin as part of their “Vital Vinyl” column. The column highlights Endless’ striking cover art, the band’s proclivity for vinyl, and more. Check out the entire interview and photos at THIS LOCATION.

MOUNT SALEM

5/01/2014 Township – Chicago, IL

5/02/2014 Dragonfly Lounge – Madison, WI

5/03/2014 JB’s Speakeasy – La Crosse, WI

5/04/2014 Chesterfield – Sioux City, IA

5/05/2014 The Bourbon – Lincoln, NE

5/06/2014 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO w/ Speedwolf

5/08/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Saint Vitus, Sons Of Huns

5/09/2014 Club Red – Tempe, AZ w/ Saint Vitus, Sons Of Huns

5/10/2014 TBA – Los Angeles, CA

5/11/2014 The Makeout Room – San Francisco, CA

5/12/2014 Witch Room – Sacramento, CA

5/13/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR

5/15/2014 The Shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT

5/16/2014 Future Shock – Frisco, CO

5/17/2014 Kung Fu Tap And Taco – Des Moines, IA

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MOUNT SALEM is a four-piece psychedelic rock/doom metal band. They started writing music together in the summer of 2012 and released their first debut EP, Endless, in the Spring of 2013. Taking influence from the likes of Black Sabbath and Pentagram, MOUNT SALEM play loud, heavy rock ‘n’ roll using all vintage gear. Throwing their own twist of dark, mysterious doom into their summonings, MOUNT SALEM systematically pull listeners into their sinister realm of sound; their lyrical imagery serving as a ride all its own. Metal Blade Records signed the band in the Summer of 2013 and recently released an extended version of Endless containing two additional, brand-new tracks.

Critical Praise:

“Whether you’re a fan of psychedelic rock, stoner rock or doom metal, there’s a little something for everybody on Mount Salem’s ‘Endless.’” – Loudwire

“Debut album, Endless, is an absolute monolith of a record that combines the sludgy, droning guitars of Iommi’s finest vintage with Emily’s shimmering vocals and epic Jon Lord-style organ rushes. It’s retro, yes, but it also sounds too exciting to be dismissed as simply revisionism.” – Metal Hammer

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on MOUNT SALEM:

http://www.facebook.com/mountsalem

http://www.mountsalem.bandcamp.com

http://www.instagram.com/mountsalem

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LONG LIVE MOUNT SALEM.

LONG LIVE CHICAGO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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SAXON – Warriors Of The Road World Tour, With Very Special Guests SKID ROW – Info You Need!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Fans of Saxon and Skid Row that live throughout Europe and the UK should be psyched; this Warriors Of The Road World Tour runs from the end of October through mid-December of 2014! Metal be thy name.

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* For more info on SAXON:

Facebook: Saxon (Official)

Website: http://www.saxon747.com

* For more info on SKID ROW:

Facebook: SKID ROW

Website: http://skidrow.com

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LONG LIVE SAXON.

LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

Stone.

WHITE WIDOWS PACT – Locks Down May East Coast Tour; Tracking Of Debut LP Complete

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Nirvana Cover From Converse Rubber Tracks Session Available

NYC-based mob, WHITE WIDOWS PACT, confirms that the tracking of their impending debut LP has been completed. The album was captured at the Wild Arctic with Dean Baltulonis over the past several weeks, and is being finalized now for release on a label to be determined later this year.

In the meantime, WHITE WIDOWS PACT has been unloading new material from the upcoming album live. The band also recently hooked up with Converse for an installment of their Rubber Tracks Sessions, the quintet laying down an ultra-gritty, sludge-groove hardcore version of one of Nirvana’s early works, “Negative Creep.”

Get down with WHITE WIDOWS PACT’s rendition of Nirvana’s “Negative Creep” below:

WHITE WIDOWS PACT will also head north on tour in several weeks, from May 4th through the 20th. The trip will take the band into Canada for several shows including three shows/showcases in as many days at Toronto’s CMW gathering. After six shows in Canada, WWP will roll back to their Brooklyn home turf on a seven-show run with Detroit-area hardcore quintet, Hollow Earth.

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WHITE WIDOWS PACT May 2014 Tour:

5/04/2014 Middle East (upstairs) – Cambridge, MA
5/05/2014 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME
5/06/2014 La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC
5/07/2014 Luneta Bar – Ottawa, ON
5/08/2014 Sneaky Dee’s – Toronto, ON @ New Damage CMW Showcase
5/10/2014 S.H.I.B.G.B.s – Toronto, ON
5/12/2014 Detour Music Hall – St. Catherines, ON
5/13/2014 The Beer Exchange – Windsor, ON
5/14/2014 The Yonka House – Detroit, MI w/ Hollow Earth
5/15/2014 Underground Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Hollow Earth
5/16/2014 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA w/ Hollow Earth
5/17/2014 Mr Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Hollow Earth
5/18/2014 The Boneyard – Atlantic City, NJ w/ Hollow Earth
5/19/2014 Casa De Sweezy – Centereach, NY w/ Hollow Earth
5/20/2014 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Hollow Earth

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on WHITE WIDOWS PACT:

http://www.facebook.com/WhiteWidowsPact

http://whitewidowspact.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE WHITE WIDOWS PACT.

LONG LIVE NYC.

Stone.

OZZY OSBOURNE “The Ultimate Sin” – Album Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on April 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

OZZY OSBOURNE – The 4th studio album, The Ultimate Sin, from the iconic Ozzy Osbourne was released back in 1986, via CBS Records. If there ever was a Heavy Metal album that I shared countless good Metal times with, it’s without a doubt this Ozzy release! Man, those old school Metal memories of lazy, hazy and beer soaked Summer nights (and afternoons) with Metal buddies just buzz about in my brain, each time I listen to The Ultimate Sin.

For me, it was all about Metal, beer and babes back in 1986; and not necessarily in that order, depending on the night. Whoa! Ring that who-gives-a-shit bell! Life was easy for me back in ’86. Hell, yes it was! I saw Ozzy on his “The Ultimate Sin Tour” twice in ’86; Queensrÿche opened for Ozzy at The Springfield Civic Center, in Springfield, Massachusetts and Metallica opened for Ozzy at The New Haven Coliseum, in New Haven Connecticut. Both were whiz-bang shows! I remember telling my Metal buddies back then, that on this ’86 tour, Ozzy reminded me of a “Heavy Metal Liberace” due to his dress attire and on stage persona. Go figure. Maybe I inhaled, after all. Whoa.

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Above: The Ultimate Sin (4 panel) liner notes from the CD I own. It opens up to reveal a band photo, from L to R: Jake E. Lee, Ozzy, Phil Soussan and (the late) Randy Castillo.

Ozzy Osbourne has released 11 studio albums, counting the covers album, Under Cover, from 2005. With Black Sabbath, Ozzy is vocalist on 9 studio albums. An incredible Heavy Metal legacy, Ozzy has forged. When I look upon the successful, highly influential and multi-million unit selling career of Ozzy as a solo artist, I’m aghast that he hasn’t been inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as such! Of course, Ozzy is in the Rock Hall with Black Sabbath, however, give me a Metal break! Ozzy DESERVES to be in the Rock Hall as a solo artist, right at this moment! Ugh.

Sorry for the detour. Back to The Ultimate Sin album. I refuse to compare this album to the unparalleled Randy Roads era. This was an entirely new era for Ozzy; it would be like comparing Yeungling Lager to Yeungling Lite. I love ‘em both! My favorite songs from this super-fabulous album are: The Ultimate Sin, Never Know Why, Lightning Strikes, Fool Like You and Shot In The Dark. I dig the other songs, of course; only these songs I pointed out still make me feel so damn good! The brilliant Jake E. Lee’s guitar wizardry on The Ultimate Sin is forever out-of-this-world! Whoa.

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If you’ve never owned The Ultimate Sin, you are a Metal sinner. This is a Heavy Metal classic, to me. An underrated gem within the discography of Ozzy Osbourne. From the album artwork to ALL 9 songs, The Ultimate Sin I shall easily declare, on any given Metal day, as timeless. Metal be thy name. – Stone

The Ultimate Sin - Track Listing: The Ultimate Sin, Secret Loser, Never Know Why, Thank God For The Bomb, Never, Lightning Strikes, Killer Of Giants, Fool Like You, Shot In The Dark

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LONG LIVE OZZY OSBOURNE.

LONG LIVE JAKE E. LEE.

LONG LIVE PHIL SOUSSAN.

REST IN PEACE, RANDY CASTILLO.

Stone.

KIX – SIGNS WITH LOUD & PROUD RECORDS; FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 19 YEARS CURRENTLY IN THE WORKS AND SET FOR JULY 22nd RELEASE

Posted in Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, hard rock bands, rock music news, music news with tags , , , , , , on April 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Look for KIXSteve Whiteman (lead vocals), Jimmy Chalfant (drums, vocals), Ronnie Younkins (guitars), Brian Forsythe (guitars) and Mark Schenker (bass)—to release their first new album in almost two decades on July 22, thanks to their new partnership with Loud & Proud Records. What makes the project even more exciting and anticipated is that the album features the band’s original line-up, with the exception of Schenker on bass.

“The boys and I are so happy that our old friend, Tom Lipsky, has invited us to join the Loud & Proud family,” exclaims Whiteman. “We worked with Tom and Madelyn Scarpulla on our last studio album, SHOW BUSINESS, and we’re looking forward to working with them again with the release of the first new KIX album in almost 19 years! We’ll still be coming to a dump near you very soon!”

Loud & Proud Owner & President Tom Lipsky adds, “What I have always loved about KIX is they make rock ‘n roll fun. What I love about their new music is that it’s pure, genuine KIX music, straight up guitar rock with no compromise. They’re not chasing trends or trying to re-invent themselves. They’re simply doing what they do best…and now they can do it Loud and Proud!”

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Marking the re-emergence of KIX in early-2000’s, the band had teamed up a few times a year to test the waters with reunion shows in Maryland/Pennsylvania, which were very well received. Then in the summer of 2008, KIX performed outside the mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years at two of the biggest rock festivals in the U.S. Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK and Rock the Bayou in Houston, TX. The band was hailed by many music websites and attendees as “Best Performance” at both festivals, where they played alongside Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Queesryche, Ratt, and more.

As the demand for new music has never subsided and in fact has only increased over the last few years, the band decided that they can no longer ignore the overtures from their fans and are currently recording new KIX songs. The new album, due out summer 2014, is produced by Taylor Rhodes, who last worked with KIX on 1991’s HOT WIRE album. Rhodes has also written hit songs for Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne and Journey.

Stay tuned for new album news, which will be announced in the coming weeks, and check out KIX on tour at any of the following stops (with more to be announced soon):

Fri 4/25 – Columbia, MD @ M3 Festival

Sat 5/24 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma

Sat 5/31 – Sandusky, OH – Ohio Bike Week

Fri 6/06 – Vernal, UT @ Thunder Rocks

Sat 6/21 – Idaho Falls, ID @ Rock The Falls

Fri 7/25 – Royalton, MN @ Halfway Jam

Thu 7/31 – Leemore, CA @ Tachi Palace Casino

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(Source: Loud & Proud Records)

* For more info on KIX:

Facebook: Kix Band

Website: http://www.kixband.com

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Website: http://www.loudandproudrecords.com

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LONG LIVE KIX.

LONG LIVE LOUD & PROUD RECORDS.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

SCION AV PRESENTS RED FANG’S SPRING TOUR “SITUATION: AWESOME!”

Posted in metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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PORTLAND-BASED BAND RETURN TO THE ROAD FOR FIRST 2014 U.S. OUTING

Scion Audio Visual presents Red Fang’s Spring tour, Situation: AWESOME!, the Portland band’s first Stateside outing in 2014. The one-month trek kicks off May 16 at Slim’s in San Francisco and includes a stop at Scion AV’s Rock Fest in Pomona on May 17.

As part of the Scion AV-sponsored tour, Red Fang will release a new single titled “The Meadows” in early May, with a limited edition 7-inch available along the tour. A video for the song will arrive during the Situation: AWESOME! tour.

Red Fang released Whales and Leeches in October, with the eleven-song album quickly becoming the band’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed release to date. Alternative Press described the album as “bigger, bolder, heavier, catchier and even more savagely fun,” Stereogum said the release “takes flight and soars,” while Magnet Magazine said Whales and Leeches “is a monumental success – a clear line from Red Fang’s earliest recordings to it latest.”

The band performed single “Blood Like Cream” on The Late Show with David Letterman in January (http://youtu.be/bwnGjbGEE_s) and also issued a hilarious video for the song, featuring Portlandia creator/Late Night with Seth Meyers’ bandleader Fred Armisen and the band members during an unusual zombie invasion ( http://youtu.be/elfuaxHQWlQ).

A Twitter (Twitter.com/ScionAV) sweepstakes will be ongoing throughout the tour, with two pairs being given away per show.

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Scion AV Presents Situation: AWESOME! Featuring Red Fang

Big Business and American Sharks support on all dates:

May 16     San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

May 17     Pomona, CA @ Scion Rock Fest

May 18     San Diego, CA @ Porter’s Pub

May 19     Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

May 21     Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill

May 22     Austin, TX @ Mohawk Outside

May 23     Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s (Upstairs)

May 24     New Orleans, LA @ The Parish @ House of Blues

May 25     Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

May 27     Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

May 30     Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

May 31     Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

June 1     Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

June 2     Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

June 3     Chicago, IL @ The Wire

June 4     Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

June 6     Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre

June 7     Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

June 8     Boise, ID @ Neurolux

Tickets went on sale Friday, April 4th.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on RED FANG:

Facebook: RED FANG

Website: http://redfang.net

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ScionAV.com

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LONG LIVE RED FANG.

LONG LIVE SCION AV.

Stone.

ANTI-MORTEM “New Southern” – Debut Album Releasing In 1 Week, Via Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Posted in Hard Rock, rock music, southern rock, hard rock bands, rock music news, music news with tags , , , , , , on April 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Oklahoma natives and saviours of southern-infused Hard Rock, ANTI-MORTEM are set to release their debut album New Southern on April 25th (Europe), April 28th (U.K.) and April 29th (North America), via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The second in a series of clips about the album is now online, in which the guys discuss their “Southern heritage, musical influences and cow tipping (obviously?!)”:

The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by the esteemed Bob Marlette (BLACK STONE CHERRY, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SHINEDOWN, ROB ZOMBIE) and features artwork by Brent Elliott White (DEATH ANGEL, JOB FOR A COWBOY, TRIVIUM).

New Southern – Track Listing:

01. Words Of Wisdom
02. New Southern
03. 100% Pure American Rage
04. Hate Automatic
05. Black Heartbeat
06. I Get Along With The Devil
07. Path To Pain
08. Wake Up
09. Ride Of Your Life
10. Stagnant Water
11. Truck Stop Special
12. Jonesboro

BONUS TRACK:



13. A Little Too Loose (MR. BIG cover)

Below, Crank Up The Official Music Video For Stagnant Water… And… Metal Be Thy Name!

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ANTI-MORTEM are:


Larado Romo – Lead Vocals
Nevada Romo – Guitar
Zain Smith – Guitar
Corey Henderson – Bass
Levi Dickerson – Drums

ABOUT NEWCOMERS ANTI-MORTEM:


What the American Hard Rock and Metal scene needs right now is an infusion of youth and some new blood coursing through its veins. Enter ANTI-MORTEM and their upcoming debut album, New Southern. Formed in 2008 and with over 300 shows already to their name, the combined average age of this Oklahoma quintet is just 21-years-old. ANTI-MORTEM were raised on Southern Rock & Heavy Metal and driven by a hunger to make an impact.

The band dole out bottom-heavy and groove-laden anthems with every track and infuse a modern sense of melody that is the signature trademark of all the Metal greats they’ve learned from. Also present and accounted for: southern swagger in spades, courtesy of the band’s roots and upbringing.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on ANTI-MORTEM:

Facebook: Anti-Mortem

Website: http://anti-mortem.com/

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE ANTI-MORTEM.

LONG LIVE OKLAHOMA.

LONG LIVE SOUTHERN METAL.

Stone.

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