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Alternative Band NEW MAYANS Release Cinematic Single “Jezebel”

Posted in alternative rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on December 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Chicago-based Band Just Dropped Their Second Track From Upcoming Concept Album: “Odyssey”

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Chicago, IL – Rock outfit, New Mayans, just released their single, Jezebel, a bat out of hell anthem with grizzly guitar licks and a head-banging beat. With a rich and diverse palette, New Mayans takes us further down the rabbit hole that provides more insight of the mad world they’ve constructed in their upcoming concept album, Odyssey, due out later next year. “Jezebel” is now available to download on Bandcamp.

Following the success of their well-received debut single, “Universe,” New Mayans shift gears away from the softer seventies synth tones into a darker arrangement of heavy distorted guitar work and hooks echoing influences of seventies and nineties alternative rock. Lead singer, Swiggy, has described his musical style as “Mad Max meets Ziggy Stardust,” which makes sense with the release of their latest single, “Jezebel.” As “Universe” painted the first stroke a cosmic world that stylistically pays homage to the art rock of David Bowie and Morrissey, “Jezebel” hones in on the hard edge of distorted electric guitars that conjure imagery of a post-apocalyptic landscape. “Jezebel” is from the perspective of an unreliable narrator. “The concept of reality is all in the mind of the observer,” Swiggy comments. “The only person who knows the truth to these questions is an exotic dancer named Jezebel.”

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To capture the varying inspirations that New Mayans weave together, they recruited producer Mario J. McNulty (David Bowie, Prince, Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails.) The menacing guitar work in “Jezebel” fits comfortably next to the chops of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, though the entire sonic landscape New Mayans creates defies comparison. “Jezebel” was recorded at The Magic Shop, known for flagship albums such as David Bowie’s secret album The Next Day, Coldplay’s Viva La Vida, and Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs.

Hailing from St. Louis, Swiggy exhibited an insatiable thirst to play music as he began learning how to play a violin at the early age of eight years old and would continue to sift through studying saxophone, guitar and piano throughout his youth. Fusing inspiration from an avant-garde pool of bands like Radiohead, David Bowie and Pink Floyd with directors like David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick and David Cronenberg, the result is the surreal aural experience that is New Mayans.

The band’s full lineup was solidified in 2014 when Swiggy began collaborating with Nathan Gilberg on bass, Earl Slick assisting in studio guitar work (David Bowie, John Lennon, Keith Richards), and Sterling Campbell on drums (David Bowie, The B-52s, Duran Duran). Swiggy has played at House of Blues-Chicago, The Pageant, Off Broadway, and The Social while sharing the stage with acts such as The Ataris, The Von Bondies, InnerPartySystem, and Nico Vega.

Playing with symbolism both religious and otherworldly, New Mayans establish a world that is truly imaginative and boundless in their music. “Jezebel” indicates they are as capable of rocking out ruthlessly as they are of crafting a sound of reflective contemplation in “Universe.” With both ends of the spectrum in mind, the possibilities fans can expect from the band’s upcoming album, Odyssey, are endless. “Jezebel” is now available on Bandcamp. To learn more about the epic narrative New Mayans assemble in their eclectic indie rock, check out NewMayans.com!

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Stone Says:

This song Jezebel by New Mayans has mesmerized me, man! I’m digging it! I’m digging it! I cannot shake it from my brain! The Jezebel vibe is freaking unreal! Yeah!!

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Source: LaFamos PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NEW MAYANS.

WHOA.

Stone.

FAITH NO MORE’S “SOL INVICTUS” LANDS ATOP INTERNATIONAL CHARTS; U.S. DEBUT AT #6 ON BILLBOARD TOP ALBUMS, #14 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music with tags , , , on May 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Faith No More - Sol Invictus - Promo Flyer - Album Charts - May 27 - 2015

May 27, 2015, SAN FRANCISCO – Faith No More’s Sol Invictus, the Bay Area band’s first new album in eighteen years, has landed atop international charts with the ten-track release at #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, #6 in the UK and #6 in the United States (#14 on Billboard’s Top 200).

“What this tells me,” said Faith No More founder and bass player Bill Gould, “is that there is a need out there; people want to hear things that exist outside the mold. It makes me feel grateful and it gives me hope.”

“We are honored to be a part of the FNM team and very proud of the success of Sol Invictus,” added Greg Werckman, co-owner of Ipecac Recordings. “Of course, none of this would have happened without the band delivering such a fantastic record and them having faith in us to handle it properly.” The album was released as a joint partnership between the Faith No More’s own Reclamation Recordings and Ipecac.

In the United States the album also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Music and Independent Album charts as well as #2 on both the Rock and Alternative Album charts.

Faith No More returns to North America this summer, the band launches their European tour on Friday.

Faith No More – Tour Dates:

May 29 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Rock Im Revier
May 31 Munich, Germany Rockavaria Festival

June 2 Milan, Italy Sonisphere
June 4 Vienna, Austria Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Rock For People Festival
June 6 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle Spandau
June 8 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
June 10 Bratislava, Slovakia Aegon Arena
June 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 13 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 14 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
June 17 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 18 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
June 23 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
June 26 Norrkoping, Sweden Bravalla Festival
June 27 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssi
June 28 Odense, Denmark Tinderbox

July 26 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
July 27 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
July 28 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
July 30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park +
July 31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater +

August 1 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts +
August 2 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion +
August 4 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion +
August 5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden +
August 7 Toronto, ON Ricoh Coliseum +
August 8 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal

September 6 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
September 18 Bogota, Columbia Royal Center
September 20 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park
September 24 Sao Paulo, Brazil Anhembi Arena
September 25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio
September 28 Santiago, Chile Get Louder

October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival

North American support:
+ – Refused

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

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Facebook: Faith No More

www.twitter.com/faithnomore

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAITH NO MORE.

Stone.

FAILURE SHARE IN-STUDIO VIDEO, ANNOUNCE PRE-ORDERS FOR “FANTASTIC PLANET” FOLLOW-UP

Posted in alternative rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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LAUNCH PLEDGEMUSIC CAMPAIGN

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2015 – Failure, who are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed album Fantastic Planet, are giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their progress with a new video released today in tandem with the kick off of the band’s PledgeMusic campaign (pledgemusic.com/failure).

PledgeMusic supporters will receive early access to audio clips as well as ongoing video updates from the band.  A variety of packages are available, offering mementos from the recording sessions, ranging from hand-scrawled lyrics to effects pedals and vocal mics. All pre-order bundles include the as-of-yet untitled album, which will be available in a variety of formats: digital (mp3/flac), cd, vinyl and USB drives.

Explained Ken Andrews: “Obviously we are not the first band to do this sort of thing, but I do think our fans are uniquely qualified to make this a very satisfying experience for all who participate.”

Failure returned from a 17-year hiatus in early 2014 with a riotous hometown show at the El Rey Theatre and performances at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Riot Fest, the Sunset Strip Music Festival, Cinquanta, an outing with old friends Tool, and the band’s own Tree of Stars tour.

About Failure

Failure formed in Los Angeles in the early ‘90s, releasing Comfort, their debut album, in 1992 via Slash Records.  Magnified followed in the spring of 1994 with the band’s final offering, Fantastic Planet, released in 1996.  Fantastic Planet earned a perfect 5-star score from Alternative Press with the magazine saying the album was able “to breathe life into the corpse of contemporary, guitar-driven rock,” adding that the band was “willing to stretch the definition of both their instruments and their songs.”  The 17-track album is considered one of the era’s most influential and enduring rock records.  Failure is Ken Andrews, Greg Edwards and Kellii Scott.

About PledgeMusic

PledgeMusic is the world’s leading online, direct-to-fan music community, offering artists a unique way to engage their fans in the music making experience while interacting with PledgeMusic’s global community of music fans.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on FAILURE:

Facebook: Failure

Website: http://failureband.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAILURE.

Stone.

KOPEK – New Album “RISE” Releases On November 7th; “REVOLUTION” Music Video Streaming!

Posted in alternative rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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KOPEK NEW ALBUM RISE OUT WORLDWIDE – NOVEMBER 7th, 2014 –

CRANK UP THE NEW KOPEK MUSIC VIDEO REVOLUTION, BELOW! YES, IT KICKS MAJOR ROCKIN’ ASS! WHOA!

PRE-ORDER RISE HERE: http://smarturl.it/KopekRise

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From L to R: Daniel Jordan (Vocals/Guitar) Brad Kinsella (Bass)

* For more info on KOPEK:

Facebook: Kopek

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KOPEK.

LONG LIVE IRELAND.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

JONNY HETHERINGTON Of ART OF DYING – Reveals What Album He Cannot Live Without!

Posted in alternative rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Jonny Hetherington, shown above in center.

I recently asked the very talented  Jonny Hetherington (vocalist, lyricist, songwriter) of Canada’s (amazing) Hard Rock band Art Of Dying: what is the one album you cannot live without? Excluding his own music (as a requirement), this is what Jonny Hetherington had to say:

“Cool man. Pearl Jam Ten is the album I could not live without, It changed my life and influenced my musical path! The flow, the rawness, the trip that Eddie and the boys take you on never gets old for me.”

Visit Jonny’s Blog: www.JonnyHetherington.com

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PEARL JAM – TEN (1991 – Epic)

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ART OF DYING:

Jonny Hetherington – Vocals

Greg Bradley – Guitar

Jeff Brown – Drums

Cale Gontier – Bass/Vocals

Tavis Stanley – Guitar/Vocals

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ART OF DYING – VICES AND VIRTUES

(2011 – Intoxication Records / Reprise)

Stone Says: Vices And Virtues is an incredible album of songs! Songs that inspire the soul and touch on the human spirit. These songs speak in ways that have gotten me through some difficult moments. I cannot be more honest than that. Metal be thy name.

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* For more info on ART OF DYING:

Facebook: Art Of Dying

http://www.artofdyingmusic.com

http://www.youtube.com/artofdyingmusic

http://www.twitter.com/artofdying

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LONG LIVE JONNY HETHERINGTON.

LONG LIVE ART OF DYING.

LONG LIVE PEARL JAM.

Stone.

PUSCIFER SET AUGUST 27th RELEASE DATE FOR “ALL RE-MIXED UP”

Posted in alternative rock, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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CONDITIONS OF MY PAROLE REMIXERS INCLUDE SIR MIX –A-LOT AND THIS MORTAL COIL’S JOHN FRYER

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June 3, 2013, Jerome, Ariz. – Puscifer have set an Aug. 27th release date for All Re-Mixed Up, a track-for-track remix album of the band’s sophomore release Conditions of My Parole.

All Re-Mixed Up is the continuation of the Puscifer tradition to release alternate versions, reworks, and remixes of what we consider initial thoughts,” explained Maynard James Keenan.  “For instance, Carina Round was nervous about how to approach her version of ‘Telling Ghosts.’ Mat Mitchell put her at ease by asking her to think of it as a song half written, advising her to ‘now write the other half.’ It’s extremely liberating in the digital age to approach composing and creating in this manner. Infinite paths to explore, reinterpret, and re-present.”

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All Re-Mixed Up Track Listing and Remixers:

1. Monsters (Deconstruct) remixed by Mat Mitchell

2. The Green Valley (Verde River Maestro 507 mix) remixed by Rani Sharone   (Stolen Babies)

3. Monsoons (JLE Motorik mix) remixed by Josh Eustis

4. Telling Ghosts (Giorgia O’Queef mix) remixed by Carina Round

5. Horizons (Dream of a Lie remix) by John Fryer (This Mortal Coil)

6. Man Overboard (11AD remix) by Alain Johannes

7. Toma (Burn Out remix) by Five Knives

8. The Rapture (JLE Needs Service mix) by Josh Eustis

9. Conditions of My Parole (F.U.B.A.R. remix) by Sir Mix-A-Lot

10. The Weaver (Virtual Vacuum remix) by Aaron Harris (PALMS)

11. Oceans (Green Mussel Mix) by Zac Rae

12. Tumbleweed (Delusions of Grandeur mix) by The Beta Machine

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All Re-Mixed Up comes on the heels of an incredibly busy period for the electro-rock outfit.  The band recently released the seven-song EP Donkey Punch The Night, which features covers of Queen’sBohemian Rhapsody” (see the video here: http://youtu.be/LjCu0UwDMNM) and Accept’sBalls To The Wall” as well as new songs “Breathe” and “Dear Brother.”

Puscifer, who are known for their all-encompassing live performances that integrate a variety of on-stage props and pre-recorded video pieces, performed at Coachella 2013, and made their first international outings at Australia’s Soundwave Festival and enthralled South American crowds at Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on PUSCIFER, click on the links below!

facebook: Puscifer

http://www.puscifer.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

Stone.

FAREWELL MY LOVE – CURRENT NEWS ALL RIGHT HERE!

Posted in Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Farewell My Love - Mirror Mirror - promo flyer - #1 - 2013

FAREWELL MY LOVE

The fast rise to the top is currently on high for Arizona’s FAREWELL MY LOVE and there is BIG news in their Theatrical Rock camp! Check it all out below! Whoa!

NEW EP “Mirror, Mirror” is out NOW! Buy it HERE:

http://merchnow.com/products/153948/mirror-mirror-cdep

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FAREWELL MY LOVE – WILL BE FEATURED ON THE BAD BLOOD TOUR THIS FALL! CHECK OUT THE TOUR FLYER BELOW! WHOA!

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FAREWELL MY LOVE:

Ryan Howell – Vocals
http://Twitter.com/_RyanHowell

Röbby Creasey – Guitar/Piano
http://Twitter.com/RobbyCreasey

Chad Kowal – Drums/Vocals
http://Twitter.com/_ChadKowal

Charlee Conley – Bass
http://Twitter.com/CharleeConley

Logan Thayer – Guitar
http://Twitter.com/LoganThayer

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For more info on FAREWELL MY LOVE, click on link below!

facebook: Farewell, My Love

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For more info on STANDBY RECORDS, click on link below!

www.standbyrecords.net

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAREWELL MY LOVE.

Stone.

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