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THE ‘EVILUTION’ OF EVILYN STRANGE DUE ON MARCH 7TH

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The ‘Evilution’ of Evilyn Strange will be released on March 7th through Thirteen772 Music. Featuring five tracks, the EP precedes a new 11 track album to be released later in the year. As well as announcing the release date the band have also revealed the artwork (above).

Frontman Phillip Strange and guitarist Mikael Johannesson have written a hard rocking follow-up to their debut album Mourning Phoebe. Says Phillip: “We’re definitely rocking a lot more this time out even though it wasn’t what I would call a conscious decision. We sat down and threw all sorts of influences into the mix with no restrictions. Mike’s playing on ‘Evilution’ is phenomenal, he’s on fire!”

Each of the five songs brings a unique flavour to the table. Continues Phillip: “The opening track ‘Let It Rain’ deals with the inevitable bumps in the road that life throws at you. The message is simple, do what’s right for you and yours; don’t let anyone hold you back or put you down… believe in yourself! ‘Invisible Man’ is about the side to you that you lock away from the rest of the world, where internal battles can make or break you. It’s about fighting your demons and keeping your head above water. It’s something most of us struggle with but is rarely discussed openly.”

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Track three ‘Storm Clouds’ is perhaps the heaviest that Evilyn Strange have ever sounded. Says Phillip, “Mike wrote this insane riff with a thunderous rhythm part. I got really excited by it and we ended up with ‘Storm Clouds’, a real headbanging anthem. The subject matter is about getting yourself in a spot of bother by not thinking things through. It’s that common trap of being so focussed on one thing that the important things pass you by. I’m sad to say it’s very autobiographical, ha, ha!”

“The last two tracks, ‘ Never’ and ‘Stay’ are possibly the most obvious links to ‘Mourning Phoebe’. ‘Never’ is about struggling against the odds and trying to achieve the seemingly impossible. It’s often on the eve or succeeding that you feel at your lowest… hang in there!”

Of the final track ‘Stay’, Phillip concludes, “Some situations are so painful it’s all too easy to bury your head in the sand or run away. Of course, you can’t run from reality so eventually it’s gonna bite you on the ass one way or the other. Sometimes it’s better to stand and fight, however painful that may be.”

Produced by the band, ‘Evilution’ will be available to pre-order, from January 27th, in the CD format and digitally via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other popular providers.

Track List:

  1. Let It Rain
  2. Invisible man
  3. Storm Clouds
  4. Never
  5. Stay

Band Members:

Phillip Strange (All Vocals)

Mikael Johannesson (All Guitars)

The Ghost (Drums, Keyboards)

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EVILYN STRANGE ARE MOURNING PHOEBE – It’s been a long time coming…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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New Album Mourning Phoebe Is Out Now, Via Thirteen 772 Music

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From EVILYN STRANGE:

The path trodden by most UK Rock bands since the
glory days of The Beatles, Sabbath, Maiden, Priest, The Who, Purple
and Zeppelin has been a lonely one. Punk cleared the way for Duran
Duran, Culture Club, Wham! and ultimately Rick Astley… Vive la
Revolution!

Shunned in their home country it wasn’t easy for Brits playing
‘classic rock’.  Even a minor blip in the mid to late 80’s only
produced success for Whitesnake (who sacked their British members) and
Def Leppard. Bands like FM, The Quireboys, and Thunder had to take a
back seat to American rockers such as Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Poison,
Metallica, and Guns N’ Roses.  Said UK bands then had to watch as
grunge flooded the plains leaving them up sh*t creek without even a
raft, let alone paddle.  As this happened the UK looked to Peter
Andre, Take That and eventually The Spice Girls as its major players.

Evilyn Strange have been around since the Britpop darlings Suede,
Blur, Radiohead, Pulp and Oasis.  Laughed at by the press since day
one for having long hair and playing guitar solo’s it hasn’t been easy
for the Anglo Swedish trio.  Did they care? As Adam Ant once said,
‘Ridicule is nothing to be scared of…’

So here’s Mourning Phoebe, the flawed (and all the more perfect for
it) album by the type of band that the UK doesn’t want to exist.  They
won’t win a Brit Award like Boyzone, and they will NEVER be cool
enough to appear on MTV… but they can just about live with
that.

Kind regards,

Grandpa Strange.

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Official Site:
www.evilynstrange.co.uk

Purchase & Hear Music: 
http://www.tunecore.com/widgets/show/25695

Band Biography:
http://www.thirteen772.f9.co.uk/images/es_Biography2012.doc

Official Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evilyn-Strange/120496958047309?sk=wall&filter=12

Official Twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/EvilynStrange

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For related articles on EVILYN STRANGE, as featured on Metal Odyssey, click on the links below! Whoa!

EVILYN STRANGE – Announce Third Single ‘Everything’ From Forthcoming Album ‘Mourning Phoebe’

Featured On Metal Odyssey, On April 7, 2013.

EVILYN STRANGE – Bursts Onto Amazon UK Hard Rock/Metal New Release Chart, With “Love Finds You” At #5!

Featured On Metal Odyssey, On February 18, 2013.

EVILYN STRANGE – UK Trio Releases Second Single “Love Finds You” And Is Also: Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Featured On Metal Odyssey, On February 14, 2013.

EVILYN STRANGE – Reveal Debut Album Artwork, Debut Single Along With 6 Minute Epic “Everything” Streaming Online Now

Featured On Metal Odyssey, On October 22, 2012.

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EVILYN STRANGE – Announce Third Single ‘Everything’ From Forthcoming Album ‘Mourning Phoebe’

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, melodic rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock singles with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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EVILYN STRANGE are proud to announce their new single, Everything through Thirteen772 Music. The digital only single is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album, Mourning Phoebe.  This follows on from the recent success of the song, ‘Love Finds You’, which hit number 4 on the Rock/Metal Hot New Release Chart over at Amazon (UK). The release is also a good opportunity to thank the internet radio stations, DJ’s and websites who have supported the band.

“We really appreciate the contribution that those guys make. They enable people to hear what we do and, just as importantly, let them know that we exist!” says Phillip Strange (vocals/bass).

Alongside Phillip, the band also features Al Strange (drums, backing vocals), and Mikael Johannesson (lead guitar). The trio have co-produced eleven songs with Chris Hughes at Oscillate Studios, Manchester (UK). More details can be found at the bands Official Facebook page… Evilyn Strange

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Stone Says: Evilyn Strange has delivered once again! Everything balances a Hard Rock essence with Melodic Rock splendor. Phillip Strange has the vocals that resonate with both Classic Rock and Modern Rock grandeur, atop this textured song that also showcases the striking guitar playing of  Mikael Johannesson. This trio comprising Evilyn Strange are masterly at their craft and will continue to win fans over worldwide with such accomplished songs as Everything.

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More Info:

Official Twitter:
https://twitter.com/EvilynStrange

Spotify:
http://open.spotify.com/artist/3LMtSV4i5ZbAdCsCJJa3yB

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B00898E4ES?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=Evilyn%20Strange&index=digital-music&search-type=ss

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EVILYN STRANGE – Bursts Onto Amazon UK Hard Rock/Metal New Release Chart, With “Love Finds You” At #5!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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EVILYN STRANGE – Love Finds You

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EVILYN STRANGE – It’s grand Metal news! The UK’s very own and Heavy Rockin’ EVILYN STRANGE has burst upon the Amazon UK Hard Rock/Metal Chart with Love Finds You, right at #5!

A METAL HAILS TO PHIL, AL AND MIKE OF EVILYN STRANGE!

Take a Metal look for yourself by clicking that ultra cool link below!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/new-releases/dmusic/118643031/ref=zg_bsnr_nav_dmusic_2_digital-music-track#1

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You can currently purchase this HOT single from EVILYN STRANGE now, via Amazon UK, by clicking on those kick-ass links below! Whoa!

Amazon.co.uk:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_6/279-4932559-2228524?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=evilyn+strange&sprefix=evilyn%2Caps%2C432

* LOVE FINDS YOU Is Also Available For Purchase On iTunes *

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* For more related info and to read Metal Odyssey’s review of Love Finds You, click on the link below and… whoa again!

EVILYN STRANGE – UK Trio Releases Second Single “Love Finds You” And Is Also: Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

The above link is for a post published on Metal Odyssey – February 14, 2013.

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For more info on EVILYN STRANGE, click on the links below!

Official Site:

www.evilynstrange.co.uk

Purchase music:
http://www.tunecore.com/widgets/show/25695

Official Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evilyn-Strange/120496958047309?sk=wall&filter=12

Official Twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/EvilynStrange

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EVILYN STRANGE – UK Trio Releases Second Single “Love Finds You” And Is Also: Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on February 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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EVILYN STRANGE are proud to announce the release of their second single, ‘Love Finds You’ through Thirteen772 Music. The digital only single has been released to tie in with Valentine’s Day and is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album, ‘Mourning Phoebe’.

Not content with injecting a mighty dose of Mikael Johannesson ‘Sumo Rock’ Slide Guitar, the track opens with… an Al Strange drum solo! Yes, you don’t get many of those to the pound these days. Vocally there are more fist raising ‘Yeah, yeah, yeeeahs’ than you’d think possible. What more could any self-respecting rocker want?  TURN IT UP!

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‘Love Finds You’ is currently available at:

Amazon.co.uk:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_6/279-4932559-2228524?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=evilyn+strange&sprefix=evilyn%2Caps%2C432

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Stone Says: Love Finds You is all wrapped up into one delectable blend of Melodic and Heavy Rock; not falling short (and excelling) on both the drum and guitar solos, while giving way to a welcomed Classic Rock vibe that’s also enriched with a feel for both an arena and club setting. Just a superbly written, played and sung Heavy Rock song. Love Finds You only accentuates all the more reason why Evilyn Strange will be a BIG name in our small Heavy Rockin’ world very soon. Buy this new single from Evilyn Strange. Crank it up and let it Rock your brain. Metal be thy name.

In Metal summary, this new single, Love Finds You, from Evilyn Strange is: Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

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For more info on EVILYN STRANGE, click on the links below!

Official Site:

www.evilynstrange.co.uk

Purchase music:
http://www.tunecore.com/widgets/show/25695

Official Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evilyn-Strange/120496958047309?sk=wall&filter=12

Official Twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/EvilynStrange

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EVILYN STRANGE – Reveal Debut Album Artwork, Debut Single Along With 6 Minute Epic “Everything” Streaming Online Now

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

EVILYN STRANGE are proud to reveal the new artwork for their forthcoming album Mourning Phoebe.  The band is also happy for people to hear a sample of the six-minute epic Everything taken from the debut album.  This latest sample showcases the work of Al Strange (drums) and Mikael Johannesson (lead guitar).  The debut album artwork and sample of the music can be seen and heard below!

This follows the recent release of the band’s debut single “The Ballad Of Evilyn Strange”

The full version of The Ballad Of Evilyn Strange can be heard on Soundcloud, just click the link below!

http://soundcloud.com/evilyn-strange/01-balladofevilynstrange/s-rHUwM

There is now also an official Twitter account for people to keep up to speed with developments leading up to the release of Mourning Phoebe:

http://twitter.com/#!/EvilynStrange

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EVILYN STRANGE:

Phillip (lead vox/ bass guitar)

Al (drums/ programming/ backing vox)

Mikael (lead guitar)

Chris (computer wizardry)

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Stone Says: Evilyn Strange are part English and Swedish. There’s no question in my Metal mind that Evilyn Strange are seriously on to something very special here, with their Melodic Metal meets Hard Rock sound. They’re modern and (then again) their Classic Rock influences seem to have taught them very well. With confident and astute musical vibes swirling about, there is something different about this band’s heaviness and melodies that makes them sound so damn refreshing to my ears… and I totally dig what I’m hearing! Metal be thy name.

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(Source: Phillip Hackney)

Mourning Phoebe cover art by Rob Richardson of Fat Robot.

For more info on EVILYN STRANGE, click on the link below!

facebook: Evilyn Strange

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