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Harley’s War Continues… New York Hardcore Legend HARLEY FLANAGAN Recording New LP For Southern Lord

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore punk, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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New York Hardcore icon, HARLEY FLANAGAN, is currently in the process of recording his newest LP, to be released on Southern Lord later this year.

With his musical roots tracing back to the beginning of the 1980s, FLANAGAN was involved in NYC punk act, The Stimulators, before even hitting his teens. In the mid-’80s he founded the legendary hardcore/crossover act, The Cro-Mags, directly after which the band releasing their seminal Age Of Quarrel LP. At the beginning of the millennium, the artist formed his own HARLEY’S WAR and released their debut album, Cro-Mag, in 2002.

FLANAGAN and several other players recently started laying down the basic tracks for the impending yet-to-be-named album, which will close the extensive twelve-year gap since the band’s initial works were released, and will undoubtedly be one of the premiere hardcore/punk releases of the year.

Issued FLANAGAN on signing with Southern Lord and the ongoing recording process of the new material: “I think that this is some of the hardest stuff I have written in a long time. God knows there has been a lot of inspiration over the last few years.” Southern Lord owner Greg Anderson this week stated on the upcoming release: “The demos we have heard thus far are incredible! We’re really looking forward to hearing this when it’s completed.”

FLANAGAN is a black belt under Renzo Gracie and teaches at the Renzo Gracie academy in NYC, as well as having a book and several other projects in the works.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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Website: http://www.southernlord.com

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LONG LIVE HARLEY FLANAGAN.

LONG LIVE SOUTHERN LORD.

Stone.

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SCORPIONS “LIVE BITES” – 1995 Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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SCORPIONSLive Bites is a live album, released back in 1995, via Polygram Records. Live Bites contains 11 songs that were recorded in Leningrad, San Francisco, Mexico, Munich and Berlin. There are also 3 (previously unreleased) bonus studio tracks on this album: Edge Of Time, Heroes Don’t Cry and White Dove. The liner notes to this album doesn’t contain the recording dates for these live songs; I have read in a few places the dates are 1988 to 1995, just don’t quote me on these dates.

This is yet another fantastic album from the past where you’ll find some constipated fool out there that gave it a sub-par review. In my Metal opinion, this is the iconic Scorpions and this live album plays out brilliantly! I’ve seen the Scorpions live; trust me, this album gives me ostrich bumps all over my face and arms when played at MAXIMUM volume! Whoa. One very cool aspect about Live Bites is that it was produced to sound and feel like one continuous concert experience, with no breaks between the songs; the sounds of Scorpions fans going bonkers fills the gaps!

The entire band and vocalist Klaus Meine sound sensational throughout Live Bites. There are high energy moments to savor, with Tease Me Please Me, Alien Nation and Crazy World being 3 whiz-bang examples. The bonus studio tracks are such a worthy addition at the time, giving the fans both the heavy and softer side of the Scorpions. Heroes Don’t Cry and White Dove are 2 somber, well written and arranged ballads, while Edge Of Time rocks along quite favorably to my ears. Live Bites is an essential part of Scorpions history, hopefully you’ll share with my Metal enthusiasm! Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Above: Back cover to Live Bites

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* For more info on SCORPIONS:

Facebook: Scorpions

Website: http://www.the-scorpions.com/

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LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

NO, THANK YOU, KLAUS!

Stone.

NOBLE BEAST ANNOUNCE NEW DRUMMER

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Minnesota Power Metal master’s Noble Beast are pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Rasmussen as new drummer for the band.

While he is primarily known for his work in Black Metal band Astral Blood, Andrew is excited to be working with the band. He had the following to say about his new role:

“I’m very excited to be joining Noble Beast as their full-time drummer.I have spent many years of my life always playing in more Black Metal type bands so needless to say I was pretty skeptical at first when Rob had originally told me they were searching for a full-time drummer. But then after listening to the four tracks Rob sent me I was blown away! This is new and exciting for me, and I’ve had a fucking blast playing the music.”

The band had the following to say about Andrew and his ascension to the Noble Beast drum throne:

“A lot of things drew us to Andrew—his chops, his easygoing personality, our shared love of Disillusion—but more than anything else, it was his enthusiasm for Noble Beast that made him The Guy. Andrew is just as committed as we are to building Noble Beast’s future. Together, we’re going to make Noble Beast the best band it can be.”

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Support NOBLE BEAST and purchase their S/T debut at the band’s Bandcamp below!

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on NOBLE BEAST:

Noble Beast Facebook

Noble Beast Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE NOBLE BEAST.

LONG LIVE MINNESOTA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEEP IN HATE – Signs With Kaotoxin Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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DEEP IN HATE:

Matthieu – vocals

Vinc – guitars

Flo – guitars

Kapute – bass

Nicolas Bastos – drums

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Kaotoxin records is proud to announce the inking of a multi-album deal with French Deathcore masters DEEP IN HATE.

Born in 2004 and having released two full-lengths before signing to Kaotoxin, Deep In Hate, who features Nicolas Basto (ex-Aborted / L’Esprit du Clan) on drums, evolved from a technical Deathcore outfit to a much more personal brand of melodic and catchy, yet still technical, brand of Deathcore. The band’s focus is on writing catchy tunes and developing an oppressive atmosphere by blending dark melodic hooks with technical leads and wall-crushing breakdowns in a very dark, suffocating and yet utterly efficient way.

Touring with the likes of Black Dahlia Murder, appearances at Sonisphere and other European festivals and an inherent desire to push the boundaries of brutality to unimagined levels have all lead Deep In Hate down an evolutionary path that plateaus this June with their Kaotoxin Records debut, Chronicles of Oblivion.

With a massive production and artwork by Above Chaos (Hellfest, Bethlehem, Nightfall), Chronicles of Oblivion features nine heavy and intense, yet melodic song-oriented tracks. Rooted less in tech-metal than previous efforts, Deep In Hate seek to develop a more hook-laden approach to Deathcore. This shift is demonstrated in the new music video they’ve unleashed in support of Chronicles of Oblivion. Recorded live at Sonisphere 2013, the video for “New Republic” can be seen below:

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Chronicles of Oblivion – Track Listing:

Introduction

Genesis of Void

The Cattle Procession

Altars of Lies

New Republic

The Unheard Prayers

The Divide

Wingless Gods*

Beyond

*features guest vocals by Sven de Caluwé (Aborted)

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With this brilliant new release Deep In Hate morphs influences from bands like Whitechapel, Despised Icon, Aborted, Gojira and Decapitated into a sound that’s all their own. The band aims to conquer new territories and enlarge an already impressive following by touring as much as they can everywhere in support of this massive new album.

Available as a limited edition (1,000 copies at first press) deluxe DigiSleeve CD, Chronicles of Oblivion will be available worldwide on June 3.

Pre-orders for the album and exclusive bundle deals with brand new merch will start on May 6, at the Kaotoxin Web Shopwww.shop.kaotoxin.com.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on DEEP IN HATE:

www.deepinhate.com

www.facebook.com/deepinhate

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 www.kaotoxin.com

www.facebook.com/kaotoxinrecords

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LONG LIVE DEEP IN HATE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SCION AUDIO VISUAL OFFER FREE WEEDEATER SINGLE VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN

Posted in Heavy Metal, rock music, metal music, rock music news, world news, metal bands, music news with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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EXCLUSIVE TRACK RECORDED AS PART OF SCION’S ROCK SHOW 7-INCH SERIES

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April 22, 2014, Torrance, Calif. – Scion AV is offering a free download of a new Weedeater song titled “Hot Doughnuts Now” via Brooklyn Vegan:(http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/04/weedeater_made.html).

Weedeater, the sludgy NC-trio who Pitchfork said “oozes thick, incidental drones,” played the January installment of The Scion Rock Show in Los Angeles. Joining them for the free show were Pins of Light, who premiered the song “Lie Detector” via Punk News ( http://www.punknews.org/article/54648/media-pins-of-light-lie-detector) last week.

The Scion Rock Show, a free monthly concert series at The Satellite in Los Angeles, debuted last summer. The monthly outings offers music fans the chance to see both the next wave of bands in hard rock and metal as well as the rare opportunity to see more established artists in an intimate setting. Other participants include The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne, ASG, Fu Manchu and Indian Handcrafts. A limited edition 7-inch featuring music from past performers is available at each installment of the Scion Rock Show.

Scion Rock Fest returns to Southern California on May 17 with four stages spread across the The Glass House and Fox Theatre in Pomona. Artists appearing at the 2014 installment include Machine Head, High on Fire, Red Fang and Orchid. The event is currently sold out (a wait list is available at ScionAV.com.

An Instagram contest offering various VIP prizes including passes to the festival, autographed vinyl and a Schecter guitar is ongoing through May 9 (For full contest details, see Official Rules).

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on WEEDEATER:

Facebook: Weedeater

Website: http://www.weedmetal.com

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Website: ScionAV.com

Website: Scion.com

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LONG LIVE WEEDEATER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

UnKured Tour Announcement

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Ohio’s UnKured are excited to announce a mini-tour in May 2014 with Lysura!

UnKured’s bassist Ben Stanton had the following to say about the tour:

 “We’re pumped to be going out with Lysura for this tour. Everyone that goes is in for two very unique bands. Unkured will be playing all new material and Lysura will have new music as well. So if you love true metal I expect to see you there!”

Tour dates are as follows:

May 9th, Cleveland OH – Taxidermy Palace

May 10th Pittsburgh PA – TBD

May 12th Brooklyn NYC – The Acheron

May 13th Cambridge MA – Middle East

In further UnKured news, the band recently streamed their EP “As Reality Melts” at Metalunderground.com. You can check out the stream here.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on UnKured:

UnKured Facebook

UnKured Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE UNKURED.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

INTERNAL BLEEDING – New York Death Metal Legion Joins Unique Leader Records; Video Teaser Posted

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Unique Leader Records is pleased to welcome long-running New York-based death metal legion, INTERNAL BLEEDING, to their expanding roster of audio severity.

For over twenty years, INTERNAL BLEEDING has been at the forefront of the underground Death Metal scene, boasting a relentless DIY work ethic, consistently intense live performances and a commitment to composing some of the heaviest music possible, their breakdown-laden approach directly responsible for the establishment of an entire subgenre of Death Metal, aptly titled “slam” (a term they began using as early as 1992).

Founded in 1991 by guitarist Chris Pervelis following the demise of original band, Autumn Reign, it all began with a case of 300 blank tapes reportedly “found” at a local university. The tapes provided the inspiration to set up a four-track to capture The One Dollar Demo. The following year, INTERNAL BLEEDING recorded their Invocation Of Evil demo, which went on to sell an impressive 5500+ copies through now-defunct Wild Rags Records. The band returned to the studio to track another demo in early 1994. The resulting Perpetual Degradation remains a certified classic in the annals of Death Metal.

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Maniacal self-promotion combined with a tireless dedication to their craft, the band eventually made their way to 1994′s Milwaukee Metal fest, where their captivating live show possessed the eyes and ears of Pavement Music, who released their Voracious Contempt debut in 1995. Following a slew of tours both stateside and abroad, label and lineup shifts and four more works of sonic brutality with 1997′s The Extinction Of Benevolence, 1999′s Driven To Conquer, 2000′s Alien Breed compilation and 2002′s Onward To Mecca, it seemed the band had virtually disappeared without warning.

In early 2011 however, Pervelis decided to pick up the proverbial pieces and contacted original members Bill Tolley and Brian Hobbie. The three agreed to reunite and began re-learning INTERNAL BLEEDING’s classic back catalog. With the addition of Jason Liff on bass and legendary frontman Keith DeVito (ex Suffocation, Catastrophic, Pyrexia) handling vocals, the band is again poised to level all in its path. Last month, the band officially signed a two-record deal with Unique Leader Records. Their fifth studio album, Imperium, will be out in the Fall of 2014.

In the meantime, check out the Imperium album teaser below:

INTERNAL BLEEDING:

Keith DeVito: Vocals (ex-Suffocation, Catastrophic, Pyrexia)
Chris Pervelis: Guitar
Brian Hobbie: Guitar (ex-Catastrophic)
Bill Tolley: Drums
Jay Liff: Bass

INTERNAL BLEEDING Discography:
One Dollar Demo (1991)
Invocation Of Evil Demo (1992)
Perpetual Degradation Demo (1994)
Voracious Contempt (Pavement, 1995)
The Extinction Of Benevolence (Pavement, 1997)
Driven To Conquer (Pavement, 1999)
Alien Breed (Olympic, 2000)
Onward To Mecca (Century Media, 2002)

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on INTERNAL BLEEDING:

http://www.facebook.com/internalbleeding

http://www.Internal-Bleeding.com

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http://www.uniqueleader.com

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LONG LIVE INTERNAL BLEEDING.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN “Trial By Fire – Live In Leningrad” – Album Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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

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5 Out Of 5 Metal Fists!

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Yngwie Malmsteen – Trial By Fire / Live In Leningrad Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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YNGWIE MALMSTEENTrial By Fire / Live In Leningrad was the first live album released by this iconic Neoclassical Metal guitarist, back in 1989, via Polydor. The legendary Joe Lynn Turner is the lead vocalist, with Barry Dunaway (bass & vocals), Jens Johansson (keyboards) and Anders Johansson (drums) rounding out this magnificent group. This live album was produced by Yngwie Malmsteen.

I once owned this album on vinyl and didn’t upgrade this release to CD until today. Unreal, I know. I found this Yngwie Malmsteen gem at my favorite indie Pop Culture store in Dayton, Ohio: Disc Exchange. I am thrilled to have this Yngwie Malmsteen release back in my ears and collection, once again! Ignore any lame reviews for this album that you may run into on the internet; such reviews are written by dorks that are easy listening aficionados. This is as splendid a live album as you’ll hear; Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Lynn Turner and band put on a fabulous live show!

Yngwie Malmsteen is at his finest, shredding about with his signature jaw-dropping guitar magic. Don’t expect these songs to be carbon copies from their respective studio albums either; songs such as You Don’t Remember, I’ll Never Forget and Deja Vu are smokin’ with some whiz-bang improv, while Yngwie Malmsteen’s solo’s are supernatural. I waited too long to regain this live Yngwie Malmsteen album; I promise to myself, I’ll never let it go again! Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Track Listing: Liar, Queen In Love, Deja Vu, Far Beyond The Sun, Heaven Tonight, Dreaming (Tell Me), You Don’t Remember, I’ll Never Forget, Guitar Solo (Trilogy Suite OP/Spasebo Blues), Crystal Ball, Black Star, Spanish Castle Magic (LP Version)

* Trial By Fire / Live In Leningrad was recorded at Leningrad SKK Stadium in Saint Petersburg (Russia), by Tony Platt using the Novosti Press Agency Mobile.

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Above: Yngwie Malmsteen in 2014, with his Fender Stratocaster.

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* For more info on YNGWIE MALMSTEEN:

Facebook: Official Yngwie Malmsteen

Website: http://www.yngwiemalmsteen.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OfficialYJM

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LONG LIVE YNGWIE MALMSTEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HAMMER FIGHT – Announce “Chug of Tour Vol. 3″

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

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New Jersey thrash n’ rollers HAMMER FIGHT will hit the road next month for the “Chug of Tour Vol. 3″ in support of their newest release, Chug of War. The tour kicks off on May 16 in Asbury Park, NJ and will keep the band on the road until early June. Dates are as follows:

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Chug Of War is out now on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. A cross between Slayer, Motorhead, and beer, HAMMER FIGHT return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, who released the band’s 2011 untitled EP, for Chug Of War. Combining ripping guitars, bass leads and gritty dirty vocals, HAMMER FIGHT stand out from the rest with a unique sound. Chug Of War is a rockin’ album of drunken madness for fans of Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Anthrax, Slayer, Blood Duster, Blood For Blood, Carnivore, Thin Lizzy, Gang Green and Venom.

Chug of War is available in CD and digital formats at: hammerfight.bandcamp.com

In other news, HAMMER FIGHT have contributed a song to MetalSucks.net’s NYC Sucks Volume 3 digital compilation. Featuring some of the best bands in the New York Metal scene, HAMMER FIGHT’s “Made in Rock” is showcased alongside tracks from BLACK TABLE, CAR BOMB and more. The comp is 100% free and can be downloaded at this location.

 Critical Praise:

“To get it so right is pretty scary.” [9/10] -Decibel Magazine 

“Only pussies don’t like this band.” - Some Really Smart Dude 

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Spawned from a New Jersey scene saturated with Death Metal and Hardcore, HAMMER FIGHT brings a sound that many kids these days may have missed; Hard Rockin’ Metal. Versatile enough to share the stage with the most extreme Death Metal acts to Classic Hard Rock bands and everything in between. HAMMER FIGHT is here to kick some ass! Keep your eyes and ears open, they’ll be in your town soon.

HAMMER FIGHT:

Drew Murphy – Bass, Vocals

Ryan Blackman – Guitar

Todd Stern – Guitar

Justin Spaeth – Drums

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on HAMMER FIGHT:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HammerFight

Bandcamp: hammerfight.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE HAMMER FIGHT.

LONG LIVE NEW JERSEY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MOUNT SALEM – Chicago Psychedelic Doom Conjurors Announce Headlining Tour

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

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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.

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, rock music, metal music, rock music news, world news, metal bands, music 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.

Shadow Kingdom Records To Release Album From Obscure 80′s Death Metallers TERMINAL DEATH On July 8th

Posted in Death Metal, 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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Shadow Kingdom Records has announced the upcoming release of a CD’s worth of demo and rehearsal material from obscure 80s Death Metal group TERMINAL DEATH on July 8th. A vinyl LP version will also be released in tandem with Hells Headbangers Records.

Based on the material, the Chicago band should have gotten high praise across the globe, but fell through the cracks without a proper record label deal. That all changes now, as fans of early SEPULTURA, DEATH, and POSSESSED are in for a real treat. In addition to the remastered material, a nicely assembled CD booklet includes a detailed interview by Laurent of Snakepit Magazine.

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Shadow Kingdom Records owner Tim McGrogan shared these words about the release:

“When you talk about the earliest Death Metal bands, we think of SEPULTURA, DEATH, POSSESSED (all stemming from VENOM) right off the top, but there were a few ripping bands that quickly fell into obscurity and TERMINAL DEATH is one of those bands. This is not just an obscure band; they could have been a HUGE Death Metal band if they were signed to the right label back then. They certainly had all of the talent of the aforementioned bands. Their 1985 Demo tape screams with energy and intensity! This collection is another snapshot of that amazing early Slayer-esque Death Metal. Co-founder Shaun Glass, whom also co-founded SINDROME, later joined the more well-known classic Death Metal band BROKEN HOPE in the early 1990′s. Shadow Kingdom Records also teamed up with Hells Headbangers Records to release this lost gem as a Double LP. If you’re into vinyl, keep your eyes peeled for it will be a glorified presentation.”

Select tracks from Terminal Death are streaming below:

Demo 1985:

1. Terminal Death

2. Judge Death

3. The Day After the End

4. Brain Tumor

5. Celestial Execution

6. Hacksaw

Rehearsal – December, 11 1985:

7. Terminal Death/Judge Death

8. Brain Tumor

9. Celestial Execution

10. Intermission

11. Hacksaw

12. The Day After the End

13. Chained to the Abyss [Unreleased]

14. Dying in the War [Unreleased]

Rehearsal – April 19, 1986:

15. Terminal Death/Judge Death

16. Brain Tumor

17. Bloody Retribution [Unreleased]

18. Hacksaw

19. The Day After the End

20. Chained to the Abyss

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF TERMINAL DEATH.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

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 classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, music news, rock music, rock 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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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, hard rock bands, music news, rock music, rock music news, southern rock 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.

LITA FORD “The Bitch Is Back… Live” – Album Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 18, 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!

LITA FORD – It has been quite a Metal treat to realize that the legendary Lita Ford has made quite a Metal comeback, these past several years. With no songs present from her Wicked Wonderland album from 2009, this new live Lita Ford album is 100% classic, Rockin’ and Rollin’, leather boot stompin’ and good-times fun! Every fan of Lita Ford, 80′s Heavy Metal and Classic Rock in the universe must own this album! Yes my Metal brethren, Lita Ford is back!

From her cover of the iconic Elton John’s The Bitch Is Back, to her huge 80′s smash Kiss Me Deadly, Lita Ford and her kick-ass band perform an energetic, contagious and memorable live set of 12 songs, without any silent break in-between to mess things up. Lita Ford’s vocals sound sensational, along with her ultra cool guitar licks! This is seriously a live album that stands out among live Heavy Rock albums, in my Metal opinion; with an enthusiastic throng of Los Angeles fans cheering for every Lita Ford song!

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Recorded at The Canyon Club in Agoura, California, the overall sound and production is top-tier on this live album. As a bonus, the liner notes kick Metal ass too! A 9 panel fold-out poster is the liner notes, which includes a huge and super cool photo of Lita Ford caught live onstage. The backside of this poster is incredibly loaded with dozens of full-color, live photos of Lita Ford; photos which fans took and contributed for this release! Lita Ford even lists each fan that contributed a live photo of her… and that’s a class act, from a tried and true Heavy Rockin’ class act. Lita Ford has never left the Rockin’ building after all. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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BAND: 

Lita Ford – Vocals & Lead Guitar

Mitch Perry – Guitar

Marty O’Brien – Bass

Scot Coogan – drums

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Track Listing: The Bitch Is Back, Hungry, Relentless, Living Like A Runaway, Devil In My Head, Back To The Cave, Can’t Catch Me, Out For Blood, Dancing On The Edge, Hate, Close My Eyes Forever, Kiss Me Deadly

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* Lita Ford The Bitch Is Back… Live was released back on November 5th, 2013, via Steamhammer / SPV.

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* For more info on LITA FORD:

Facebook: Lita Ford

Website: http://litafordonline.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/litaford

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LONG LIVE LITA FORD, THE QUEEN OF AMERICAN HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

SERPENTINE PATH – Debuts First Single From Sophomore Relapse LP

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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Relapse Records has just released the first single to be released from the second LP from NYC morbid Sludge Metal kingpins, SERPENTINE PATH.

The highly anticipated follow-up to SERPENTINE PATH’s self-titled 2012 debut, Emanations, is the band’s first studio venture featuring new second guitarist Stephen Flam, the mastermind behind NYC doom/death legends, Winter – aligned with founding members Tim Bagshaw (ex-Ramesses, ex-Electric Wizard) and a triad of ex-Unearthly Trance members, bassist Jay Newman, drummer Darren Verni and vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (The Howling Wind). Capturing forty-five minutes of true sludge punishment from this true underground all-star team, Emanations was recorded by Newman, as with their debut, after which it was mastered at Audiosiege, the album dredging forth the band’s most demoralizing and anguish-filled slow-motion chaos yet, and fittingly enshrouded by striking artwork by in-house Relapse artist Orion Landau.

“Disfigured Colossus” is the fourth of Emanations‘ seven grueling tracks, and has been today released in several methods of dispersal, now playing at Youtube and Soundcloud HERE.

Listen to Disfigured Colossus, below!

Emanations will see release through Relapse on May 27th, 2014 on CD, LP and digital formats; preorders for the album can be placed HERE, and via iTunes HERE.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

http://serpentinepath.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/serpentinepath

http://serpentinepath.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE SERPENTINE PATH.

LONG LIVE RELAPSE RECORDS.

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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