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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER – Announces Plans For A Special Tour Performing (Only UDO Era) ACCEPT Songs In 2016

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the U.D.O. (Official) Facebook timeline:

Farewell To Accept: Metal Icon, Udo Dirkschneider is planning a special tour in which he will perform Accept songs one last time before he closes the chapter for good. Wacken – At a press conference in the VIP tent of Wacken Open Air, legendary metal singer, Udo Dirkschneider dropped some bombshell news on all those in attendance: the 62-year-old cult musician announced his definitive farewell to the Accept song library. On a special tour beginning in 2016, he will perform songs by Accept one last time before he retires them for good. It will be a night of epic proportions.

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During this Accept farewell tour, he will only showcase songs from the Udo era of the band. The German rock staple will close a huge chapter of music history forever. In the early 80´s, the Solingen-raised singer skyrocketed to worldwide acclaim with the band Accept and with his unmistakeable voice. He had several hits such as Balls To The Wall and Princess of the Dawn. Now he has announced that he will perform these much-loved hits on this special tour one more time before he removes them from the set list forever.

“I still love singing these songs live,“ Dirkschneider says. “The songs still are an important part of my catalog and still suit my voice very well. But at some point in your life, it´s just time to close the chapter. There has been so much talk and speculation about Accept, so I just want to give my last definitive musical statement about it and give my fans a chance to see me perform a complete concert of these songs one last time on stage.“

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After this tour, Udo will only play songs from his extensive library of U.D.O. material. After being kicked out of Accept in the late 80´s, he garnered many classic hits with his new band in a long and successful career, such as Animal House, Timebomb, and Man and Machine. “There is enough high quality material to fill a two-hour set with no problem,“ says Dirkschneider. “U.D.O. has been the band where I belong for 18 years and I want to pay tribute to them from now on.“

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The musician will NOT perform this farewell tour under the name U.D.O. but simply as Dirkschneider.

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For more info:

U.D.O. (official)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER.

LONG LIVE U.D.O.

LONG LIVE ACCEPT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GRIM VISION – To Release “War Agony” 7″ On Bastardized Recordings August 28th

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Grim Vision - promo band pic - 2015 - #MMSAMCS77704

Hamburg’s GRIM VISION will release new EP War Agony on limited edition 7″ vinyl through Bastardized Recordings August 28th. A furious mix of hardcore and dark metal, the three songs of War Agony featured poem-based lyrics about the destruction, WAR and AGONY caused by humanity in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The track-listing is:

  1. 1. Fallen Soldier
  2. War Machine
  3. Ten Minutes

Grim Vision - 7 inch promo cover - War Agony - 2015 - #MMMBSAS2404

Stream new track “Fallen Soldier” and pre-order the digital version of War Agony at http://grimvision.bandcamp.com/album/war-agony or below:

The 7-inch vinyl limited edition “BOLT THROWER” version is available in four different colors, and in special pre-order packages at this location.

War Agony - Bolt Thrower Version - Grim Vision - 2015 - #4424MMSAMMS

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Source: ClawHammer PR

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

For more info:

www.facebook.com/grimvisionhh

Bastardized Recordings - Large Logo!

www.bastardizedrecordings.de

www.facebook.com/Bastardizedrec

 Bastardized YouTube

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GRIM VISION.

GRIM VISION KICKS FREAKING METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

WARFATHER – Enters Mana Studios

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on July 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Death Metal horde WARFATHER have entered Mana Studios in recent days, to begin tracking the as-of-yet untitled follow-up to 2014’s Orchestrating the Apocalypse. The band’s sophomore full-length album will be released on Greyhaze Records.

Masterminded by Death Metal veteran Steven Tucker, who recently rejoined MORBID ANGEL, WARFATHER has tapped Erik Rutan to produce the new material. The album will mark the first time Tucker and Rutan have officially worked together since MORBID ANGEL’s Gateways to Annihilation.

Studio updates and album details will be revealed soon.

Orchestrating the Apocalypse is currently available on Digipak CD and digital formats via Greyhaze Records.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

For more info:

Facebook: WarFather

Greyhaze Records - label logo - b and w - 2015 - #33MODLMSM

www.greyhazerecords.com

www.facebook.com/greyhazerecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WARFATHER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

NIGHTFELL – Brooding Portland Metal Outfit Prepares Second LP “Darkness Evermore” For Release Via 20 Buck Spin

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on July 9, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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20 Buck Spin proudly welcomes Portland’s brooding and diverse metal outfit, NIGHTFELL, to the label’s ranks, and is preparing to release the band’s crushing Darkness Evermore sophomore LP later this year.

Comprised of main members Todd Burdette (Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Warcry, etc) and Tim Call (Aldebaran, Mournful Congregation, Sempiternal Dusk, Saturnalia Temple, etc), in 2014, Portland’s NIGHTFELL stormed decisively onto the worldwide metal scene with their forceful debut album The Living Ever Mourn, which was released through a cooperation between Southern Lord and Parasitic Records. Now, having further fortified their ominous fusion of shadowed disharmony, the band now marches forward with Darkness Evermore, a commanding display of power, tension and dynamics.

Once more defying easy classification, Darkness Evermore seethes with NIGHTFELL‘s fiery, apocalyptic energy from the opening moments of “At Last” until the final “Collapse” and through the cycle of “The Cleansing” and “Rebirth” in between. Ranging from short respites to more than ten minute epic pieces, the album’s blackened guitar harmonies and bleak melodies provide a somber counterpoint to the massive, imposing riffs strewn about the record like bodies on a war-torn field. Unsurprisingly considering the primary members’ other musical outlets, the immense ferocity of the vocals exact a heavy toll and agonizing dread.

As on the debut LP great care has been taken on the production and mastering side of Darkness Evermore to ensure a brutally heavy mix with a punishing low-end that maintains clarity throughout. As with their debut, the new album was recorded and mixed at Red Lantern Studios by Evan “Maus” Mersky and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Yob, Integrity, From Ashes Rise), both in Portland, and bears cover art paintings created by Carl Auge (His Hero Is Gone).

Darkness Evermore will see release via 20 Buck Spin on CD and digital on September 11th, followed by a 12″ vinyl release in early November. The album’s art, track listing, samples of its brutalizing audio and more will be released in the immediate, bleak days ahead.

Poised to make the shift from studio project to live band in the coming months, NIGHTFELL‘s second LP signals a new birth for a band only beginning to make its indelible mark.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.nightfell.bandcamp.com

http://www.20buckspin.com

http://www.facebook.com/20buckspin

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NIGHTFELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

REVOCATION – Announces Headlining Tour With Support From Cannabis Corpse

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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REVOCATION will hit the road this Fall on a North American headlining tour. Presented by Gear Gods and featuring support from Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, and Black Fast, the trek marks REVOCATION‘s first headlining tour following the release of their latest album, Deathless.

The passage will commence on September 3rd in Providence, Rhode Island with the opening acts joining the package the following day in at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York City and stampede through over two dozen cities. On October 3rd, Boston fans will be treated to a huge hometown show to bring the run to a close.

REVOCATION:
9/03/15 Dusk – Providence, RI
w/ Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, Black Fast:
9/04/15 Studio @ Webster – New York, NY
9/05/15 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
9/07/15 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
9/08/15 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
9/09/2015 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
9/10/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
9/11/2015 Full Terror Assault Fest – Cave in Rock, IL REVOCATION + Cannabis Corpse Only
9/12/2015 Rail Club – Ft Worth, TX
9/13/2015 Walter’s On Washington – Houston, TX
9/14/2015 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
9/16/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
9/17/2015 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/18/2015 Mystery Box – Los Angeles, CA
9/19/2015 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
9/20/2015 Analog Cafe Portland, OR
9/21/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
9/22/2015 Red Room – Vancouver, BC
9/24/2015 Starlite Edmonton, CA
9/25/2015 Riddell Center – Regina, SK
9/26/2015 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
9/27/2015 Skyway Theater Studio B – Minneapolis, MN
9/29/2015 Shelter – Detroit, MI
9/30/2015 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON *
10/01/2015 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON *
10/02/2015 La Source – Quebec City, QC *
10/03/2015 Great Scott – Boston, MA *
*No Cannabis Corpse

REVOCATION has spent the last eight years converting fans to their cause with four full-length albums, an EP with Scion AV, and a charismatic live show led by guitarist/vocalist Dave Davidson. The Boston-based band also features the staggeringly talented lineup of Dan Gargiulo on guitar, Brett Bamberger on bass and the recent addition of Ash Pearson on drums.

REVOCATION has firmly been established as one of the genre’s finest and continue their campaign as part of the Metal Blade Records roster. The band’s latest full-length, Deathless, was recorded with acclaimed producer Zeuss at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts.

Deathless debuted on the Billboard Charts beating their previous album by more than 30 spots to land at #124 on the Top 200 Chart. Deathless also debuted at #10 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current), #114 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart and #1 on the Billboard New Artist Chart.

REVOCATION:
Dave Davidson – guitars/vocals
Dan Gargiulo – guitars/vocals
Brett Bamberger – bass/vocals
Ash Pearson – drums

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/revocation

http://www.twitter.com/revocation

http://www.youtube.com/officialrevocation

http://www.metalblade.com/revocation

http://www.metalblade.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE REVOCATION.

Stone.

DESOLATE PATHWAY – Announce Two-Track Single For Later This Year

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Traditional Doom merchants Desolate Pathway have unveiled plans for new material which explores a different direction to their début album Valley Of The King – a two-track single, titled: Into The Realms. Guitarist Vince Hempstead has called it “a foot into our journey of Greek mythology.”

The A-side, entitled “Into The Realms Of Poseidon”, features acclaimed Sorrows Path guitarist Kostas Salomidis for a dose of Greek authenticity. On the B-side is a five-minute instrumental titled “Tales Of Glaucus”, a prophetic sea-god who came to the rescue of sailors and fishermen.

Along with the usual digital formats, there will be a limited amount of CDs available at the Fest Of Hades performance in Wakefield, UK. The band have stated on their Facebook page that they may look into a small vinyl run, depending on costs. In addition, their second album is on the horizon, with a tentative deadline of early 2016.

“Into The Realms” has a release date of October 31st, 2015 to tie in with the Fest Of Hades performance that day. Facebook event is here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/633317746795099/

The band is also due to hit the road several times this year. Dates are as follows:
Aug 29th: Power and Glory Festival, Hatfield w/ Stampede, Savage, Martyr, Sacrilege, Lord Volture, Toledo Steel, Salem, Dealer and more
Aug 30th: The Carlisle, Hastings, w/ Lord Volture & Toledo Steel
Sept 19th: The Carlisle, Hastings w/ Famyne
Oct 31st: Fest of Hades, Wakefield w/ Hamerex, Kaine, Aonia, Promethium and more.
Nov 13th: The Haunt, Brighton, w/ Temperance, Seventh Sin & Proscenium*
Nov 14th: The Anvil, Bournemouth, w/ Ded Orse, Bitter Divide & Seventh Sin*
Nov 28th: The Unicorn, London w/ Sir Admiral Cloudesley Shovell

* A Black Phoenix Rising Promotions special

“Into The Realms” has a release date of 31st October 2015 to tie in with the Fest Of Hades performance that day.

Bio:
Having formed in April 2014, Desolate Pathway bring together their love of traditional and retro doom bands such as Candlemass, Cirith Ungol and Solitude Aeternus, as well as ideas drawn from epic fantasy such as Lord Of The Rings, A Song Of Ice And Fire and the Vikings TV series. Channeling these into their début album Valley Of The King, the band has been met with great success and praise. Among the high-scoring reviews and top-notch gig offers, one of the standout unique moments is an appearance on iFood.tv’s Brutally Delicious program, a heavy metal cooking show hosted by Bruce Moore.

Desolate Pathway online:

www.desolatepathway.com

www.desolatepathway.bandcamp.com

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Source: Dewar PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DESOLATE PATHWAY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BAT – Speed Metal Miscreants Added To Mammoth Gwar B-Q Lineup; Additional Live Abrasions Confirmed + New Living Fast Episode Available

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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BAT, the unholy supergroup featuring Municipal Waste guitarist Ryan Waste on bass/vocals, former DRI drummer Felix Griffin and Volture guitarist Nick Poulos, is very pleased to announce their recent addition to this year’s Gwar B-Q in Richmond, Virginia alongside the likes of The Descendents, Cro-Mags, Ghoul, Ringworm, Child Bite and more! The band’s Gwar B-Q appearance follows a headlining performance in Raleigh and serves as a precursor to a rare run of live abrasions through Richmond, Cleveland, Chicago and Pittsburgh in September.

Comments Waste of the oncoming onstage demolitions, “After finishing up our debut full length album on Hells Headbangers this summer, we in BAT are gearing up for a short run around some rad US festivals. The first being the Gwar B-Q in our hometown of Richmond, which is always wet and wild. Come September, we hit the road again to play in Cleveland at the Hell’s Headbash. We’re thrilled to play with our pals in High Spirits and Midnight on the opening night. Beforehand, we’re cramming in another hometown gig and hitting Chicago and Pittsburgh to round out the Labor Day weekend. Come rage with us and always beware of the BAT!”

BAT:

8/14/2015 Southland Ballroom – Raleigh, NC

8/15/2015 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA

9/03/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA 
9/04/2015 Hell’s Headbash (Agora) – Cleveland, OH

9/05/2015 El Rey Ballroom – Chicago, IL
9/06/2015 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

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The Virginia/Texas meta punk marauders in BAT released their Primitive Age EP last year on cassette via Tankcrimes and on 12″ vinyl via Hells Headbangers. Channeling the spirits of Venom, Hellhammer, Motörhead and Discharge, the EP features five filthy numbers of confrontational Kill ‘Em All angst and enough vocal venom to level a nation. Said Last Rites of the offering, “This nasty little beast is a crust-a-licious demo-nic hybrid of ugly gutter thrash with a vicious punk spirit and a dose of injected blackness. Jump back thirty years to an uncomfortable-yet-awesome three-way between Cronos, Lemmy, and Tom Warrior (or, whatever, Satanic Slaughter) – then BOOM, BAT! A close 21st-century equivalent would be Midnight, only with less sleazy Satanic debauchery and more of an all-encompassing generalized rebelliousness.”

The Primitive Age EP is available digitally at the official BAT BandCamp page HERE and on cassette via Tankcrimes HERE (where you’ll also find additional merch). You can also nab a copy of BAT‘s recently issued “Cruel Discipline” seven-inch out on Hells Headbangers HERE as well as the 12″ version of Primitive Age.

In related news, Living Fast, the heavy metal talk show created by Waste continues to reap views from the headbanging public. The first episode featured John Gallagher of Raven while the second episode, divided into two parts, takes place during the Caulture Shock Tour with Cauldron and Waste’s heavy metal band, Volture, where Waste visits with Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate) at Beat Bop Records, his second-hand vinyl shop located in the heart of Copenhagen. Recently unleashed, Canadian edition third episode features Dave Carlo and Mike Campagnolo of Razor and number one Anvil fan, Colin “Maddog” Brown. Get viewing at THIS LOCATION.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://bat.merchtable.com

http://www.facebook.com/bewareofthebat

http://www.living-fast.com

http://www.bewareofthebat.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE BAT.

Stone.

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