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BATTLECROSS – Confirms Winter Warriors Headlining Tour Honoring America’s Veterans

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Battlecross - Wretched - Winter Warriors Headlining Tour - promo flyer - 2014

Following their originally scheduled support slot on the recently cancelled Machine Head tour, Detroit, Michigan’s BATTLECROSS will be heading back out on the road next month for more than two dozen headlining dates through North America. Dubbed the Winter Warriors tour, the trek will kick off on November 26th in Grand Rapids, Michigan and conclude on December 30th in Worcester, Massachusetts. Support will come from Wretched and War Of Ages.

In honor of the US Armed Forces, this Veterans Day BATTLECROSS will make a limited number of tickets available to VET TIX so that local members of the military may attend a show in their city at no cost. The band will also be donating a portion of the funds generated from sales of a limited edition tour shirt to a local veteran’s charity, and choose a veteran in each market for a VIP experience. On Veteran’s Day (November 11th) fans can nominate a friend or family member who has served our country and share their story and photo, with a member of the military being chosen to win a guitar and more at the end of the tour. On the same day, the band will also bring back merchandise from their first Metal Blade album, Pursuit Of Honor, in their official merch store, with a portion of the proceeds being set aside to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events to wounded veterans of the military following the events of September 11th, 2001.

To learn more about honoring a veteran through the tour or to help underwrite tickets for veterans, click HERE. Members of the military can inquire about free admission to the tour at www.vettix.org.

Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala adds: “We won’t let a cancelled tour stop BATTLECROSS from performing for our fans and the Winter Warriors Tour with Wretched and War Of Ages is the perfect way to remind our fans that you keep moving forward when challenges come up in life. Who knows perseverance more than those who bravely serve our country and we are honored to dedicate this tour to them. We are a band that stands for ideals such as loyalty, honor, sacrifice and perseverance through our lyrics and how we conduct ourselves, and hope the tour will be a fitting tribute to every service member who attends. We look forward to raging with our fans who serve or have served in the US Armed Forces and thank them again for their service.”

BATTLECROSS
w/ Wretched, War Of Ages

11/26/2014 The Stache @ The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/28/2014 BT Theater – Erie, PA
11/29/2014 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
11/30/2014 The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
12/02/2014 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
12/03/2014 Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
12/04/2014 Gas Monkey Bar N Grill – Dallas, TX
12/05/2014 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
12/06/2014 Backstage – Lubbock, TX
12/07/2014 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
12/08/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
12/09/2014 Whisky A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
12/10/2014 DNA Lounge – San Fancisco, CA
12/11/2014 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
12/12/2014 Adrenaline Sports Lounge – Las Vegas, NV
12/13/2014 The Alley – Sparks, NV
12/15/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/16/2014 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
12/17/2014 The Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN
12/18/2014 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
12/19/2014 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
12/20/2014 The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
12/26/2014 Opera House – Toronto, ON
12/27/2014 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
12/28/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
12/29/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

Battlecross - War Of Will - promo cover pic - 2013

BATTLECROSS‘ latest album, War Of Will, debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release in July of 2013. This was the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut! War Of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes Metal chart on the day of release. Watch the music video for “Never Coming Back” now at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on BATTLECROSS:

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http://www.battlecrossmetal.com

http://www.metalblade.com/battlecross

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LONG LIVE BATTLECROSS.

LONG LIVE WRETCHED & WAR OF AGES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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KAINE – To Reunite With Original Drummer For One-Off Show

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kaine - The Waystone - promo cover pic - 2014

Kaine are pleased to announce that they will be reuniting with their original drummer and fellow band founder, Josh Moreton, for their gig at the Owl Sanctuary in Norwich (England) on January 17th, 2015. Current drummer, Chris MacKinnon is unable to make the show due to a family commitment.

Rage commented: “Josh was a very big part of Kaine’s foundation and we spent many hours putting together the songs that would end up on Falling Through Freedom. We also spent hours together jamming in sheds and taking those hard steps to becoming a regular gigging band which we were able to do after two years of solid work. It’s great to be playing with him again for this one show.”

This marks the first time Josh has played with the band in two years. Josh has since been playing drums in Dismanibus and Forged in Black.

Josh added: “I’m looking forward to a fun jam, sharing the stage with some old friends and excellent musicians again. Since then I’ve been working with Dismanibus on a new album. Recently, I’ve joined the Heavy Metal titans Forged in Black and we have our single The Exodus coming out on December 1st that I’m excited about, as it’s a pretty good song. I’ve seen Kaine many times since I left and they’ve gotten pretty tight, so it should be good fun.”

The original Kaine line-up came close to reunion earlier this year with the founding members agreeing to do a show which unfortunately fell through. The line-up for the Norwich show will effectively be reuniting the Falling Through Freedom line-up with the addition of Saxon Davids on guitar. The band will be doing a mixture of new and old material on the night.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

KAINE ONLINE:

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Twitter 

Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE KAINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – October 22nd…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin II - promo cover pic - original cover - #LZ4

On October 22nd, 1969Led Zeppelin II was released on Atlantic Records in the UK. This iconic album would go on to sell over 12 million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Led Zeppelin II reached #1 in both the UK and United States. Led Zeppelin II would later unseat The Beatles Abbey Road album from the #1 position in the United States, as well.

KISS - Hotter Than Hell - promo album cover pic - 1974 - #74K

On this day in KISSTORYOctober 22nd, 1974 KISS released their second studio album: Hotter Than Hell. This KISS album has been certified Gold by the RIAA.

Foreigner - debut album promo pic

On October 22nd, 1977 - Foreigner hits #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with their single Cold As Ice. This song is featured on Foreigner’s debut and self-titled album, released in 1977, via Atlantic Records.

Van Halen - classic band logo - #77797

On this day in 1982 – It’s Van Halen Day in Worcester, Massachusetts, as the band began a three-night performance at the Worcester Centrum.

Pearl Jam - band logo - B&W - #45090PJ

On October 22nd, 1990Pearl Jam played their first ever concert when they performed at the Off Ramp Café in Seattle, Washington. On this Rock historic night, Pearl Jam went by the band name: Mookie Blaylock.

Neil Peart - Modern Drummer Magazine - promo pic - #773NP - Rush

On this day in 1993 – The future Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chretien, was interviewed by legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart on Much Music.

Journey - Trail By Fire - promo album cover pic - 1996

On October 22nd, 1996Journey released Trial By Fire, their first album in ten years, which went on to peak at #3 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Trial By Fire went on to sell a million copies in the United States. This was the last Journey album with vocalist Steve Perry and drummer Steve Smith.

033014231810-22-2000

On this day in 2000Pearl Jam performed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, celebrating the tenth anniversary of their first live performance.

Paranormal Activity 2 - movie poster promo pic - 2010 - #PA2

On October 22nd, 2010 – Distributed by Paramount Pictures, Paranormal Activity 2 was released in movie theaters at midnight in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Poland, Brazil and Ireland. With a budget of 5 million dollars, this horror classic grossed just under 200 million dollars at the box office.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

LESLIE WEST

Leslie West - Got Blooze - promo album pic - 2005

Born on October 22nd, 1945 was the legendary Leslie West. As a founding member, guitarist and songwriter of Mountain, Leslie West helped forge a path of Heavy Rock for other bands to follow. Leslie West has also achieved a very successful career as a solo artist. Pictured above: Leslie West – Got Blooze album from 2005.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

THE CRINN – Return With A New Track, Reveal Artwork For Forthcoming Album ‘Shadowbreather’

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Crinn - promo band pic - band logo - 2014 - #1776

Minnesota’s Extreme Metal experimentalists, THE CRINN, have returned with a face melting new track entitled Silent Betrayer!! Little has been heard from the band since the release of their debut full length album, Dreaming Saturn, via Nuclear Blast Records back in 2010. Aside from a few one-off live performances and few and far between social media updates, THE CRINN have been excessively quiet over the last few years.

All that changes with the release of Silent Betrayer, which is taken from their forthcoming album Shadowbreather. Silent Betrayer is now streaming via THE CRINN‘s Bandcamp page, as well as their Official YouTube Channel. The artwork for Shadowbreather has also been revealed and can be seen (below).

The Crinn - Shadowbreather - promo album cover pic - 2014

Above: cover art for Shadowbreather

Vocalist John Nelson had the following to say about the upcoming release:It has been a long 4 years since we released our first full length record, Dreaming Saturn, and we are beyond pumped to showcase “Silent Betrayer” from our upcoming album entitled SHADOWBREATHER! The first thing people might notice, contrary to our last release, is that the new album was not formed as a concept. The direction we went with was to write individual songs that are somewhat shorter in length, more in line with our Self-Titled EP. Stylistically we have no rules. We write what comes to us. These songs are a true expression of our experimental nature with a bit of a focus on making our sound meaner and heavier. We really hope you enjoy “Silent Betrayer,” and we will be releasing more news on the album soon!!!

THE CRINN – Silent Betrayer:

Shadowbreather was recorded at Signaturetone Recording with producer/engineer Adam Tucker. A release date has not yet been set.

2014 also marks a decade of existence for THE CRINN, having formed during August of 2004 in St. Paul, MN. From its inception, the band decided to use an explorative writing style, without concern for genre exclusivity due to their frustration with the average and mundane, breakdown oriented metal scene. Their mixture of technical riffs, off-time grooves and jarring transitions has led to the band being labeled as mathcore, techmetal, techgrind, jazzmetal and even noodlegrind. Fans of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and PSYOPUS owe it to themselves to give THE CRINN a listen!

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(Source: RebelPyro Management)

Rebel Pyro Management - large logo - - 2011

* For more info on THE CRINN:

https://www.facebook.com/thecrinn

http://thecrinn.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/TheCrinn

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE CRINN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE MINNESOTA.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – October 21st…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Who - Rarities Vol 2 - 1970-1973 promo cover pic

On October 21st, 1976The Who performed their last concert in North America with drummer Keith Moon, at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada. The legendary Keith Moon passed away at the very young age of 32, on September 7th, 1978. Rest in peace, Keith Moon.

Frank Zappa - Saturday Night Live - 1978 - promo pic

On this day in 1978Frank Zappa is the musical guest and host on Saturday Night Live. Rest in peace, Frank Zappa.

Living Colour - Glamour Boys - promo single sleeve - 1988-89

On October 21st, 1989Living Colour reaches #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with Glamour Boys. This song was Living Colour’s fourth single released from their 1988 debut studio album: Vivid.

Def Leppard - When Love & Hate Collide - promo single sleeve

On this day in 1995Def Leppard reached number two on the U.K. Singles Chart with When Love & Hate Collide. This song would be Def Leppard’s biggest hit in their home country, while only reaching #58 in the United States.

David Lee Roth - Crazy From The Heat - promo book cover pic - #69DD

On October 21st, 1997 – The ever charismatic David Lee Roth released his autobiography Crazy From The Heat. Diamond Dave’s autobiography revealed stories about his days in Van Halen and as a solo artist. Rock climbing and stories of his childhood were also covered. Crazy From The Heat also ranked at #13 in Rolling Stone’s The 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs Of All Time.

Alice Cooper - Warner Brothers promo card - circa early 70s

On this day in 1998Alice Cooper filed a lawsuit against KISS, claiming their song Dreamin’ sounded too similar to his band’s iconic hit single I’m Eighteen. This suit would be settled out of court the following year. Dreamin’ is a song from the 1998 KISS studio album: Psycho Circus.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Anthology - promo book cover

On October 21st, 2006Bob Seger sang America The Beautiful before Game 1 of the 2006 World Series at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. This marked the 102nd Major League Baseball World Series, with the St. Louis Cardinals defeating the Detroit Tigers: 4 games to 1.

Evanescence - The Open Door - promo album cover pic - #AL

On this day in 2006Evanescence were at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their second album The Open Door. This release became the 700th #1 album in Billboard, since the chart became a weekly feature, dating back to 1956.

Cynthia Kereluk - work out - promo cover pic - #334

Paul Rodgers - The Royal Sessions - promo album banner pic - 2014

On October 21st, 2011Paul Rodgers, famously known as vocalist for Free, Bad Company, The Firm, The Law and Queen + Paul Rodgers, became a Canadian citizen during an hour-long ceremony at Central City Tower in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Paul Rodgers has been married to former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk since 2007.

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

On this day in 2014Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter is released. This marks the first Slipknot studio album without the late, beloved founding member, songwriter and bassist Paul Gray. This album also marks the first without drummer Joey Jordison. The new drummer’s name has not been revealed. Metal be thy name. Rest in peace, Paul Gray.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Steve Lukather - Transition - promo cover pic - #2013SL

Steve Lukather- legendary guitarist for Toto and revered solo artist was born on October 21st, 1947. Happy Birthday, Steve! Whoa! Steve Lukather is also a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and arranger. A true man of music is Steve Lukather.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Machines Learning – Release Self-Titled Album On Bleeding Light Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on October 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Machines Learning - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #ML011

Bleeding Light Records is happy to announce that MACHINES LEARNING self-titled album is now available on vinyl and digital formats.

San Diego’s MACHINES LEARNING are a band that show the listener that there is more than one way to be dark and dramatic. Incorporating elements of post-rock, shoegaze and several other creative styles, MACHINES LEARNING carve a faded and rustic canyon through your ears.

Equal parts abrasive and accessible, MACHINES LEARNING recently released their self titled full length in June and have now joined with Bleeding Light Records for a digital and limited vinyl release of the album. Limited and signed versions of the vinyl, as well as digital versions are available now at Bleeding Light Records.

Order and stream the album at this location: 

https://bleedinglightrecords.bandcamp.com/album/machines-learning 

Praise:

“The ‘atmospheric’ will definitely come in on tracks such as “this destroyed me”, an instrumental treat which uses just the right amount of effects before leading into the chord-heavy, structured guitar and slightly syncopated, heartbeat-driven drum patterns that are very customary to the group, and heard throughout the album.” -The IndieSD

“With crunchy chords that induce a dreamy gaze and generate heavy fields of sonic thrust, Machines Learning has taken cues from Billy Corgan and Kevin Shields and interprets these influences well. ” -Letters From A Tapehead

I catch myself starting to hum along to them. I can’t however stop drawing musical comparisons to some great guitar bands from said 90s, and especially the early Smashing Pumpkins come to mind. -Echoes & Dust

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(Source: Dewar PR)

MACHINES LEARNING ONLINE: 



https://machineslearning.bandcamp.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/machineslearning 

https://twitter.com/machineslearnin 

http://bleedinglightrecords.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MACHINES LEARNING.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ISIS REISSUE “OCEANIC” ON NOV. 4th

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Isis - Oceanic - promo album cover pic - remastered - 2014

RE-MASTERED RELEASE INCLUDES NEW PACKAGING

San Francisco – ISIS reissue a remastered version of Oceanic, the band’s 2002 album, on Nov. 4th via Ipecac Recordings.

Oceanic was Terrorizer’s album of the year for 2002 and in a multi-page “Hall of Fame” article discussing the influence of the nine-song release, Decibel Magazine said “Unlike Celestial’s outright anger and brutality, Oceanic was expansive, inviting and in many respects, the opposite of its forebearer. Surely, it was still Isis, for Aaron Turner’s howl and the group’s undulating tumult still played a significant role in how they communicated, but the collective had aged, learned to open up and, as you will learn, smoked Boston out of its reefer reserves. With tracks like opener ‘The Beginning and the End,’ the body/mind-moving ‘False Light’ and the exceptional ‘Weight’ —with Maria Christopher’s fey voice leading the despondent charge— Oceanic was, for all intents and purposes, a sea change moment for Isis.”

“With the Oceanic remaster I feel we’ve saved the best for last,” explained drummer Aaron Harris.  “The clarity that’s been revealed in these songs was surprising even to me. I’ve heard these songs probably thousands of times. When I listened to the remastered version of “Weight” it was like I was back in the studio recording the song. I also noticed a lot of new detail in Jeff’s bass guitar, and energy in the guitars. I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many times.”

A Soundcloud stream of the remastered version of “The Beginning and the End” is available here:

The band, in partnership with Ipecac Recordings, has previously reissued re-mastered versions of Celestial, Panopticon and TemporalMika Jussila remastered Oceanic and artwork revisions were handled by Aaron Turner.

ISIS’ final studio album was Wavering Radiant, which was released in the spring of 2009. The group disbanded in 2010.

Oceanic – Track Listing:

The Beginning and the End

The Other

False Light

Carry

Maritime

Weight

From Sinking

Hym

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ISIS:

Facebook: Isis the band

http://www.isistheband.com/

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LONG LIVE THE MUSIC LEGACY OF ISIS.

LONG LIVE METAL. 

Stone.

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