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BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH Announce New Vocalist

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo courtesy of Ides Bergen

Los Angeles Stoner Metal band BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH have announced the addition of vocalist Jordan Nalley to their ranks. Nalley joined the band following the tragic loss of bassist/vocalist Kevin McDade.

Guitarist Matt Price comments: “I met Jordan through some friends at a Mastodon show. Came to find out we had a few mutual friends and that he was a vocalist and actually did a bit of vocal coaching for the heavier styles at Musicians Institute.

I took a lesson from him and brought our CD, Defender, Redeemist. I got a call from him about a week later. He loved the album and wanted to audition. At the time our new bassist, Cas, was in Europe with Sasquatch and our drummer Chase was filling in for about a months worth of Castle’s North American tour. So we had to wait a few weeks to give it a try. But when we did it was obvious the chemistry was there. He sounds great on the old stuff, and his range is great so he’s taking the new stuff into even darker gnarlier territory! We played our first show with him and it went great! We’re pretty fucking stoked and are in full writing mode. We’re hoping to be recording in very early 2015 (we’ve been talking to Billy Anderson and he’s 100% on board).”

Read more on the new BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH line up at GeeksOfDoom.com.

BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH live 5 Stars bar 07/19/2014 – New Material:

BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH Los Angeles, CA. 7-19-2014

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH:

facebook.com/beholdthemonolith

bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH.

REST IN PEACE, KEVIN MCDADE.

Stone.

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ELECTRIC WIZARD UNVEIL “TIME TO DIE” AS TITLE OF FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM – OFFICIAL ARTWORK REVEALED

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

Electric Wizard - Time To Die - promo cover pic - 2014

Above: Time to Die cover

LONDON, July 1, 2014 – Electric Wizard have announced Time to Die as the title of their forthcoming studio album. Time to Die is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment and is testament to the fact that Electric Wizard continue to be the most uncompromisingly heavy, genuinely twisted and evil band in the world.

This will be the band’s first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Says Electric Wizard founding member, Jus Oborn:

“All of our albums in the past have had a theme; revenge, drugs, black magic and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice. We have gone full circle, it was inevitable but we had to do it. We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back even stronger.”

The artwork, once again created by Oborn, is an extension of that theme; this is further solidified by the LP gatefold image, which will be revealed soon.

Electric Wizard, having just played Hellfest in France, have the following festival appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:

July 3 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival (Arena Stage)

July 4 – Knebworth Park, UK @ Sonisphere (Stage headline)

August 16 – London, UK @ Jabberwocky (The Excel Centre)

September 12 – Valada, Portugal @ Reverence Valada (headline w/Hawkwind)

October 10 – 12 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Desert Fest

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ELECTRIC WIZARD:

facebook.com/electricwizarddorsetdoom

youtube.com/user/ElectricFuckinwizard

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LONG LIVE ELECTRIC WIZARD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BRIMSTONE COVEN: Retro Rock/Doom Metal Sorcerers To Release Debut Via Metal Blade Records; Preview Track Posted

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

Brimstone Coven - promo cover pic - 2014

Retro Rock/Doom Metal sorcerers, BRIMSTONE COVEN, will unleash the psychedelic rumblings of their self-titled full-length and inaugural release for Metal Blade Records.

Formed in Wheeling, West Virginia in 2011, BRIMSTONE COVEN churns a cogent blend of dark, smoky cult rock that echoes the eerie reverberations of hard rock icons such as Black Sabbath and Pentagram, mixed with the classic rock craftings of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, all the while preserving a vintage rock sound mixed with a style all their own. The outfit’s Metal Blade debut boasts seventeen mind-altering tracks of occult conjurings – a combo of their self-released full-length and EP — complete with new mastering and the vintage art renderings of Creighton Hill.

Described The Sludgelord of BRIMSTONE COVEN: “Coming across as Zeppelin meets ’70s Black Sabbath (the best kind), BRIMSTONE COVEN certainly have that vintage sound in spades, guitars are crisp, bass feels warm and drums played adeptly, with a looseness that only Messieurs Moon, Ward and Mitchell… are known for. Great stuff and what a voice; ‘Big John’ is quite the frontman with an endearing and rich tone… Killer.”

Brimstone Coven will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on August 5th, 2014. In the meantime, zone out to the witchy, jam-wrangled goodness of fifth cut, “The Grave” at THIS LOCATION.

Brimstone Coven - promo cover pic - 2014

Brimstone Coven – Track Listing:

01. Cosmic Communion

02. Behold, the Anunnaki

03. The Black Door

04. Blood On The Wall

05. The Grave

06. Lord & Master

07. Vying

08. The Seance

09. Hades Hymn

10. The Folly of Faust

11. Intro (Bonus Track)

12. We Are Forever (Bonus Track)

13. The Ancients (Bonus Track)

14. Son of the Morning (Bonus Track)

15. LoSt in the oDyssey (Bonus Track)

16. Children of the Sun (Bonus Track)

17. Outro (Bonus Track)

BRIMSTONE COVEN:

“Big John” Williams – Vocals


Corey Roth – Guitar

Andrew D’Cagna – Bass

Justin Wood – Drums

Brimstone Coven - promo cover pic - 2014

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on BRIMSTONE COVEN:

http://www.facebook.com/brimstonecoven

http://www.metalblade.com/brimstonecoven

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LONG LIVE BRIMSTONE COVEN.

LONG LIVE WEST VIRGINIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

WICKED INQUISITION – TOUR DATES

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

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Minnesota merchants of doom Wicked Inquisition are pleased to announce dates for their upcoming Midwest US tour. Beginning on July 18th in La Crosse WI, the tour will last a little over one week.

The band’s vocalist/guitarist Nate Towle had the following to say: “We are really excited to be getting on the road for the first time! We have become tight as a band, and it will be good to show people our material in a live setting.”

In further Wicked Inquisition news, the band will be releasing a digipack CD version of their EP “Silence Thereafter” on Tridroid Records. The CD is currently available for pre-order here and orders will ship starting on July 5th 2014. The EP is also available currently as a cassette and digital download. Both the CD and cassette are available direct from Tridroid Records at this location:

http://tridroid.bandcamp.com/album/silence-thereafter

Wicked Inquisition - July 2014 - tour promo flyer

WICKED INQUISITION MIDWEST TOUR DATES 2014

7/18/2014 JB’s Speakeasy-La Crosse WI

7/19/2014 End Zone- Aurora IL

7/20/2014 5th Quarter-Indianapolis IN

7/21/2014 Melt-St.- Louis MO

7/22/2014 Riot Room-Kansas City MO

7/23/2014 The Hideout- Omaha NE

7/24/2014 Underground Rock Shop-Des Moines IA

7/25/2014 What’s Up Lounge-Mankato MN

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* For more info:

Wicked Inquisition Facebook

Wicked Inquisition Twitter

Wicked Inquisition Bandcamp

 TRIDROID RECORDS:

Tridroid Records Bandcamp

 Source:

Dewar PR Twitter

Dewar PR Blog

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LONG LIVE WICKED INQUISITION.

LONG LIVE TRIDROID RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ORANGE GOBLIN To Join Forces With Doom Metal Icons SAINT VITUS On UK, Ireland And European Tour; October And November 2014

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on May 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Saint Vitus - Orange Goblin - 35th Anniversary Tour - 2014 - promo flyer

ORANGE GOBLIN will join forces for a massive co-headline tour this October and November with none other than the legendary Kings of Doom Metal, SAINT VITUS, who are celebrating their 35th Anniversary on this tour and performing their classic album ‘Born Too Late’ in it’s entirety. Orange Goblin will be promoting their 8th (as yet untitled) studio album, due for release via Candlelight Records in the Autumn. This is all doom metal and stoner rock fans dreams come true as these titans of the scene join forces for the first time.

OG vocalist Ben Ward had this to say, “We are extremely excited to be going on tour with our good friends and long-time heroes Saint Vitus. Vitus are one of the bands that inspired us to form Orange Goblin all those years ago and to be able to promote our new album and celebrate their 35th anniversary at the same time just blows my mind. This tour is going to be awesome. DOOM!!!!”

Tickets go on sale on the 7th of May 2014.

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The full list of tour dates are as follows:

October

Thu 9th – Le Grillen, Colmar, FRANCE

Fri 10th – CCM John Lennon, Limoges, FRANCE

Sat 11th – Day of Doom Fest, Barcelona, SPAIN

Sun 12th – Shoko, Madrid, SPAIN

Mon 13th – RCA Club, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Wed 15th – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, SPAIN

Thu 16th – Le Krakatoa, Bordeaux, FRANCE

Fri 17th – L’Usine, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

Sat 18th – Bloom Club, Mezzago, ITALY

Sun 19th – Traffic Live, Rome, ITALY

Mon 20th – Locomotiv Club, Bologna, ITALY

Tue 21st – Salzhaus, Winterthur, SWITZERLAND

Wed 22nd – Backstage Halle, Munich, GERMANY

Thu 23rd – Garage, Saarbrucken, GERMANY

Fri 24th – Le Fleche D’Or, Paris, FRANCE

Sat 25th – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, FRANCE

Sun 26th – Biebob, Vosselaar, BELGIUM

Tue 28th – The Fleece, Bristol, ENGLAND

Wed 29th – Heaven, London, ENGLAND

Thu 30th – Button Factory, Dublin, REP. OF IRELAND

Fri 31st – Limelight 2, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND

November

Sat 1st – Damnation Fest, Leeds, ENGLAND (SV only)

Sun 2nd – Dutch Doom Days Fest – Rotterdam, HOLLAND

Mon 3rd – Luxor, Koln, GERMANY

Tue 4th – Beatpol, Dresden, GERMANY

Wed 5th – Fabryka, Krakow, POLAND

Thu 6th – SO36, Berlin, GERMANY

Fri 7th – Babel, Malmo, SWEDEN

Sat 8th – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, SWEDEN

Sun 9th – Parkteatret, Oslo, NORWAY

Tue 11th – Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, SWEDEN

Wed 12th – Venue TBC, Hamburg, GERMANY

Thu 13th – Rosenhof, Osnabrueck, GERMANY

Fri 14th – F-Haus, Jena, GERMANY

Sat 15th – Venue TBC, Wurzburg, GERMANY

(The UK and Ireland dates are co-headline (except Leeds which is SV only), the EU dates are SAINT VITUS headlining with OG as very special guests)

Orange Goblin - Large Logo!!

(Source: Orange Goblin Facebook)

* For more info on ORANGE GOBLIN & SAINT VITUS:

Facebook: Orange Goblin

Facebook: Saint Vitus

Website: http://saintvitusband.com

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LONG LIVE SAINT VITUS.

LONG LIVE ORANGE GOBLIN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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.

ELECTRIC WIZARD – FORGE WORLDWIDE ALLIANCE WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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NEW LP SET FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM, IN LEAGUE WITH THE BAND’S ‘WITCHFINDER RECORDS’ IMPRINT

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April 17, 2014 – Visually intoxicating, uncompromisingly heavy and revered for making music and lifestyle one, Electric Wizard have completed work on their new studio album, title to be confirmed; the album will be the band’s first release through Spinefarm Records.

Formed by vocalist / guitarist Jus Oborn in 1993, Electric Wizard (based in the UK’s South-West) have thus far released seven studio albums – an increasingly influential body of work recorded on vintage analogue gear with as little technology as possible intruding on the signal (“Protools is for pussies!”).

Result: some of the heaviest, dirtiest, most evil-sounding audio ever put to tape, and more importantly to vinyl, with both Come My Fanatics (1997) and Dopethrone (2000) being lauded as landmark releases.

A cultural as well as a musical force, Electric Wizard have left an indelible mark on a host of different genres, the likes of doom, stoner and sludge; at heart, however, they stand as an iconic British Metal band, cast in the great tradition, with lyrics and artwork reflecting the hypnotic weight of the music, and subject to the same intelligence and detail.

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Wreathed in occult ritual and drug-culture references, with classic ’70s horror an inspirational seam, Electric Wizard are poised to turn a page; there’s the new deal with Spinefarm Records, plus – after a nine-year hiatus – the return of Mark Greening (the drummer on Dopethrone), who completes the line-up of Oborn, US guitarist Liz Buckingham, a key member since 2003, and new bassist Clayton Burgess (Satan’s Satyrs).

Fueled by strong emotion and the harder sounds of late-’60s Detroit, the remodeled line-up – isolated by choice, giant stacks glowing red – set about crafting an eighth studio album to both rival and exceed the milestone recordings of the past, with Buckingham keeping things suitably monolithic and the band generally looking back to some of their earliest influences.

Toerag Studios in London was once again charged with capturing ‘The Sound’, and (encouragingly) words like “raw”, “hateful” and “sickeningly heavy” are being traded.

Says Oborn: “Our master plan is this. Real metal!! We stand for rebellion, we are with the kids; we fight, puke, smoke weed, etc… Electric Wizard is an entity, with its own history, its own symbols, its own iconography, and with this new album, we wanted to return to basic values. It’s primitive. We needed to claw it back down to the evil core – sex, drugs, violence, revolution… to go back to being a band that hung out and jammed hard. No teaching songs, just feeling them out. If you jam enough and you are on the same level – artistically, musically, whatever, you gotta be committed – then good music will happen. I totally believe that…”

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Electric Wizard will make the following festival appearances in 2014, with more shows to be added:

May 2 – Temples Festival, Bristol, UK (headline)

June 20 – Hellfest, Clisson, France (Valley Stage headline)

July 3 – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark (Arena Stage)

July 4 – Sonisphere, Knebworth Park, UK (stage headline)

August 16 – Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK

September 12 – Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)

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ELECTRIC WIZARD are: Jus Oborn – lead vocals, guitars | Liz Buckingham – guitars | Mark Greening – drums, percussion | Clayton Burgess – bass

Established in 1990, Spinefarm Records is an international Rock and Metal label with dedicated offices around the globe. Working with Caroline under the Universal banner, Spinefarm marries the ethos of the independent to the clout of the major, developing signature artists worldwide.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ELECTRIC WIZARD:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/electricwizarddorsetdoom

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ElectricFuckinWizard

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LONG LIVE ELECTRIC WIZARD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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