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HELLOWEEN – FESTIVAL SUMMER 2014 COMPLETED, STUDIO SESSION BEGINS!

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

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After successfully concluding their world-tour in support of the 2013 output Straight Out Of Hell, the party has been concluded upon the festival summer.

Clearly no time to sit back and relax, as the pumpkin heads will be heading right for their very own MiSueno Studios, located on the isle of Tenerife to start working on the successor of Straight Out Of Hell in October. Joining the band to handle production duties will be long-term companion Charlie Bauerfeind. The new album which is set for a release in May 2015 will be the first since HELLOWEEN have inked a new deal with old label home Nuclear Blast, where they released two albums – The Dark Ride (2000) and Rabbit Don’t Come Easy (2003), both of which have been re-issued with extended bonus material in 2013.

Last but not least, HELLOWEEN would like to send out a big “Thank You” to all the Helloween Maniacs worldwide with some live impressions of the title track of the charting success Straight Out Of Hell turned out to be, landing on a sensational #4, their highest German chart entry to date, holding this position for five long weeks. Additionally they made another five Top ten entries in Europe and also cracked the US Billboard Charts.

Helloween - Classic Band Logo - #119 - 2013

Check out the clip produced by Randy Cold: https://www.facebook.com/randycold666 https://vimeo.com/103456531

You can order your copy of The Dark Ride – Special Edition at the following destination: http://smarturl.it/HELLOWEEN-Ride

Rabbit Don’t Come Easy – Special Edition is available here: http://smarturl.it/HELLOWEEN-Rabbit

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

Nuclear Blast - Europe Logo - 2014

USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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HAMMERFALL – FIRST “(R)EVOLUTION” ONLINE TRAILER REVEALED!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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After taking a creative break last year, Swedish Heavy Metal pioneers HAMMERFALL are fully recharged and back with a vengeance. Entering a new chapter of the HAMMERFALL success story, “(r)Evolution” will be out on August 29 (Sweden: 27.08., UK: 01.09., USA: 02.09.) via Nuclear Blast.

Enjoy the first album trailer, recorded during the band’s album presentation in Gothenburg on May 24th, edited by David Havlena at the “Pax studio”.

Hammerfall - Bushido - promo cover pic - 2014

On July 18, 2014 the hymn-like “Bushido” will be released as the first single track – digitally as well as on vinyl. The song sums up the band and its history perfectly, as in Japanese bushido means “the way of the warrior”.

The track list of “Bushido” will be:

A: Bushido

B: The Way Of The Warrior (remixed by Fredrik Nordström)

Hammerfall - rEvolution - promo cover pic - 2014

The track listing of “(r)Evolution” will be like this:

1. Hector’s Hymn

2. (r)Evolution

3. Bushido

4. Live Life Loud

5. Ex Inferis

6. We Won’t Back Down

7. Winter Is Coming

8. Origins

9. Tainted Metal

10. Evil Incarnate

11. Wildfire

Pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/HammerfallrEvolution

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Enjoy HAMMERFALL live on these three dates:

31.07. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air

09.08. ES Villena – Leyendas del Rock

29.08. S Göteborg – Stora Scenen Liseberg

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on HAMMERFALL:

http://www.facebook.com/hammerfall

Website: http://www.hammerfall.net

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

STEEL PROPHET – “Omniscient” Coming July 8th On Cruz Del Sur Music; New Video Posted

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Cruz del Sur Music is proud to announce the July 8 release of Omniscient, the first new studio album in 10 years from originators of the U.S. Progressive Power Metal Movement: STEEL PROPHET. The band returns with their classic sound led by Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor (guitarist and founding member) and by veteran metal singer Rick Mythiasin. The recording lineup is completed by Vince Dennis (bass), Chris Schleyer (guitar), and Jimmy Schultz (drums); after the recording original drummer John Tarascio, and guitarist John Paget returned to the band together.

Omniscient is composed of 12 songs based on an original story written by Kachinsky. The idea of telling a story throughout a whole album is similar to STEEL PROPHET’s 1999 classic Dark Hallucinations, which featured the “Fahrenheit 451″ story by Ray Bradbury. Famous German Artist Timo Würz was hired to create the amazing cover artwork, and 12 original booklet illustrations to go with the lyrics and story itself.

The album also contains a 13th song, a cover of QUEEN’s Bohemian Rhapsody, which was successfully presented by the band at the 2013 edition of the Keep It True Festival in Germany; a video clip of the event will see the light shortly before the release of Omniscient. The album will be released in limited edition 36-page digibook, regular compact disc, limited gate-fold double LP and digital download.

A new video for album cut 666 is Everywhere (The Heavy Metal Blues) has just been released and can be viewed below:

Although STEEL PROPHET is not well-known for always being humorous, the whimsy of the lyrics is reflected in the video clip shot by AGENT STEEL/REDEMPTION guitarist Bernie Versailles. About the song Kachinsky says “Steel Prophet knows metal fans have a fascination with the numbers “666”. And when you’re in a metal band trying to make a living, sometimes it seems like 666 is Everywhere!”

Steel Prophet - Omniscient - promo cover pic

Omniscient – Track Listing:

Chariots of the Gods

The Tree of Knowledge

When I Remake the World (A Key Flaw)

911

Trickery of the Scourge

Through Time and Space

Aliens, Spaceships and Richard M. Nixon

Oleander Deux

666 is Everywhere (The Heavy Metal Blues)

Bohemian Rhapsody

Call of Katahdin

Funeral for Art

1984 (George Orwell is Rolling in His Grave)

Transformation Staircase

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on STEEL PROPHET:

www.facebook.com/SteelProphet

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www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

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LONG LIVE STEEL PROPHET.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GOD’S ARMY A.D. – Self-Titled Debut Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

God's Army - promo cover pic - 2014

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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GOD’S ARMY A.D. – On May 23rd, the self-titled debut album from God’s Army A.D. was released via Germany’s (great) Massacre Records. With no  religious ties to their music, God’s Army A.D. are a seasoned group of musicians that have let the world know they can play an incredible blend of Melodic, Power and Traditional Metal. That’s what my ears and Metal senses have told me, anyways. Whoa.

If you’re hankering for screaming duo guitars, articulate and soaring vocals, goose-bump inducing drumming with adrenaline fueled bass thumping, this debut from God’s Army A.D. is for you! God’s Army A.D. plays a sound that is bullseye perfect for the BIG venues, with their wide-open feel and vibes on this album. As an unexpected touch, which I really dig, God’s Army A.D. adds a whoa-o chorus, on Waiting For The Miracle. Very cool.

John A.B.C. Smith (Scanner, Gallow’s Pole, Hallowed, At Vance) on vocals is in the same class with Mark Boals, Doogie White, Göran Edman and Blaze Bayley; just a terrific singer he is. Drummer Mark Cross (Kingdom Come, Helloween, Firewind) has an envious resume as well and trust my Metal word: Mark Cross brings it on this album!

Watch and listen to the God’s Must Be Crazy music video, below! Whoa!

There is a (delicious) old school quality of Metal swirling about this album, with Coming Back To Life and Running Around In Circles igniting my Metal memories to easier Metal days. Yes, the Metal relevance is saturated within this album too, with more hooks, riffs and fired-up fret work to make any Heavy Metal loyalist dizzy with Metal glee!

Is this an album that should be  written on your Metal must list for 2014? Hell yes it is! With NO artificial sweeteners, NO ballads or fillers, God’s Army A.D. has made this middle-aged Metal knucklehead into an instant fan. This album simply makes me feel damn good. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track Listing: The World That Never Was, City Lights, Gods Must Be Crazy, Waiting For The Miracle, Hear You Scream, Coming Back To Life, Running Around In Circles, God’s Army

Gods Army A.D. - promo band pic - 2014 - #44009

John A.B.C. Smith – Vocals, Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Bass, Keys

Don Amiro – Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Vocals

Ian O’Sullivan -Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Vocals

Mark Cross – Drums

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Album cover artwork by ERR KARR.

* For more info on GOD’S ARMY A.D.:

Facebook: God’s Army

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Website: http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE GOD’S ARMY A.D.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

HAMMERFALL – ‘(r)Evolution’ Cover Art, Track Listing And Release Dates Revealed

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Hammerfall - rEvolution - promo cover pic - 2014

It’s time for (r)Evolution!

And that’s why Hammerfall’s new album will be released on August 29 (Sweden: 27.08., UK: 01.09., USA: 02.09.) via Nuclear Blast!

On July 18, 2014 the hymn-like ‘Bushido’ will be released as the first single track – digitally as well as on vinyl. The song sums up the band and its history perfectly, as in Japanese bushido means “the way of the warrior”.

Here’s the album’s track list:

1. Hector’s Hymn
2. (r)Evolution
3. Bushido
4. Live Life Loud
5. Ex Inferis
6. We Won’t Back Down
7. Winter Is Coming
8. Origins
9. Tainted Metal
10. Evil Incarnate
11. Wildfire

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HAMMERFALL

Joacim Cans – Vocals
Oscar Dronjak – Guitar & backing vocals
Pontus Norgren – Guitar & backing vocals
Fredrik Larsson – Bass guitar & backing vocals
Anders Johansson – Drums

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(Source: Nuclear Blast Europe)

Nuclear Blast Europe - logo - 2013

http://www.nuclearblast.de

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* For more info on HAMMERFALL:

Facebook: Hammerfall

Website: www.hammerfall.net

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LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SABATON – “HEROES” ENTERS CHARTS WORLDWIDE

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

Sabaton - Heroes - promo cover pic - 2014

The new SABATON long player, Heroes, just came out, and reached fantastic chart entries all around the world – including #1 in Sweden, #2 in Finland, #3 in Germany, #4 in Czech Republic, #6 in Poland, #7 in Switzerland, #11 in Austria, #13 in Norway – and many more!

“We are proud, happy and extremely thankful to all of you who supported us over the years. Heroes has reached higher positions in every country than anything we done before”, the band commented and is still overwhelmed by those amazing results.

It is also SABATON’s first #1 in their Swedish motherland – where the previous Carolus Rex is in the charts for 73 weeks (!!!) – ever since it was released – by now, currently on #43.

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Enjoy the new videoclip To Hell And Back here:

Enjoy the Resist And Bite (lyric video) here:

Sabaton - Heroes - Best Buy - promo banner - May 2014

Order your copy of Heroes at this address: http://smarturl.it/SABATON-Heroes-Order

Or digitally: NB MP3 - http://www.nuclearblast.de/label/music/band/downloads/71102.sabaton.html


iTunes - http://georiot.co/SABATONHeroesItunes

Google Play - http://smarturl.it/SABATON-HeroesGoogle

AmazonMP3 - http://georiot.co/SABATONHeroesAMZMP3

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Joakim Brodén – Lead Vocals

Pär Sundström – Bass

Thobbe Englund – Lead Guitar

Chris Rörland – Lead Guitar

Hannes Van Dahl – Drums

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(Source: Nuclear Blast America)

* For more info on SABATON:

Facebook: Sabaton

Website: http://www.sabaton.net

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sabaton

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE SABATON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR – European And US Tour Dates For September 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jack Starr's Burning Starr - Promo Tour Flyer - September 2014

JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR – The incredibly talented Marta Gabriel of Crystal Viper will be on tour with the legendary Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR (official) as rhythm guitarist. Check out the European & US tour dates for this September, on that killer tour flyer (above).

JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR - Promo Group pic - logo - 2013

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Marta Gabriel - Crystal Viper - promo pic #1 - 2013

MARTA GABRIEL

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LONG LIVE JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR.

LONG LIVE MARTA GABRIEL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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