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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)

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR: First Ever Official Reissue Of The Same Titled Studio Album From 1989 Out In September!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jack Starr's Burning Starr - promo cover - 1989

First official CD reissue of the same titled JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR studio album from 1989 (so-called “Orange Album”), will be released by Skol Records on September 12, 2014. The album has been remastered from the original studio tapes, and includes all 13 tracks from that recording session, for the first time ever. Package will include thick booklet, and brand new exclusive artwork painted by Alexander Von Wieding (MANILLA ROAD, CLOVEN HOOF, RAZOR etc.). First 500 copies will be available as Double Disc Edition (2CD), incl. complete live album recorded at the legendary KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL in Germany (mixed and mastered by Tarek Maghary of MAJESTY), with some of the best JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR songs in live versions, performed by the current BURNING STARR line up feat. musicians known from VIRGIN STEELE, MANOWAR, JOE LYNN TURNER BAND and CRYSTAL VIPER.

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

Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR, is an American Power Metal band formed in 1985 by the ex VIRGIN STEELE member and guitar wizard Jack Starr. After doing 4 classic albums in the ’80s: “Rock The American Way” (1985) “No Turning Back!” (1986), “Blaze Of Glory” (1987) and “Jack Starr’s Burning Starr” (same titled, so-called “orange album” from 1989), the band returned with a new line up feat. Jack Starr (guitar), Ned Meloni (bass guitar, ex JOE LYNN TURNER band, ex DEVIL CHILDE and PHANTOM LORD), Kenny Rhino Earl (drums, ex MANOWAR) and Todd Michael Hall (vocals, also in RIOT V), and released the well received comeback album titled “Defiance” in 2009. Two years later the band established their position on the market as of one of the best US Power Metal acts with their next studio album, titled “Land Of The Dead”. BURNING STARR concert lineup is completed by rhythm guitarist Marta Gabriel, frontwoman of the Polish Heavy Metal act CRYSTAL VIPER.

Watch the “Sands Of Time” video clip: http://youtu.be/Lk0bpTmEJ7E

Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR is currently working on a brand new studio album titled “Stand Your Ground”, (scheduled for release in early 2015), and announced short European Tour:

12-09-2014 – Club Circolo Colony, Brescia, Italy

13-09-2014 – Swordbrothers Festival, Germany

14-09-2014 – An Club, Athens, Greece

15-09-2014 – Thesaloniki, Greece

Jack Starr's Burning Starr - promo album banner - 1989 album - 2014 - skol records

* For more info on Jack Starr’s Burning Starr:

Facebook: Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR (official)

Website: jackstarrsburningstarr.com

Source:

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LONG LIVE JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

UNISONIC – New Video From Heavy Metal Supergroup Now Playing At Metal Insider; Band To Release “Light Of Dawn” Full-Length Via Armoury Records Next Month

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Unisonic - Light Of Dawn - promo cover pic

Exceptional, the new video from Heavy Metal supergroup, UNISONIC, is currently playing at Metal Insider. The song comes by way of the band’s forthcoming new full-length, Light Of Dawn, set for release in North America next month.

UNISONIC boasts a royal lineup of former Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray, also ex-Helloween) alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (Asia, Gotthard, Krokus), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany’s Pink Cream 69).

Spring of 2014 saw UNISONIC produce the twelve new tunes that comprise sophomore offering, Light Of Dawn, all of them performed with surgical precision and punctuated by Kiske’s world-class vocals. “Our first world tour has really welded us together,” Kiske notes of the group’s unmistakable evolution. “The touring made us realize the importance of a congenial atmosphere for our creativity and how much I missed this team spirit over the past twenty years. Only musicians who feel really comfortable with each other can deliver their optimum performance.” Dennis Ward, a driving force within the unit, one of its main composers and as on 2012’s self-titled debut, its producer, agrees: “At the end of the day, you have to tour to get immediate fan reactions to your material. In this respect, the shows were very interesting and extremely encouraging. There’s no doubt that they gave UNISONIC enough energy to make working on Light Of Dawn child’s play for everybody involved.”

Metal Insider is currently offering up the first taste of the record with the fittingly named “Exceptional” video, viewable at THIS LOCATION.

Unisonic - Light Of Dawn - promo cover pic

Light Of Dawn – Track Listing:

01. Venite 2.0
02. Your Time Has Come
03. Exceptional
04. For The Kingdom
05. Not Gonna Take Anymore
06. Night Of The Long Knives
07. Find Shelter
08. Blood
09. When The Deed Is Done
10. Throne Of The Dawn
11. Manhunter
12. You And I

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Light Of Dawn follows the band’s For The Kingdom EP released digitally in North America in May. The six track collection features album track “For The Kingdom,” exclusive EP number “You Come Undone” as well as four live recordings from their show at the Masters Of Rock Festival 2012 in the Czech Republic.

Light Of Dawn will see its Stateside release via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records on August 12th, 2014.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on UNISONIC:

http://www.unisonic.de

http://www.facebook.com/unisonicofficial

http://www.eaglerockent.com

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LONG LIVE UNISONIC.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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SABATON – ENTERS WORLD CHART TOP 10

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

Sabaton - World Charts - Top 10 - Heroes banner - 2014

As reported on the SABATON Facebook page:

We are amazed and to be honest a bit shocked to announce that our new album “Heroes” entered the World Chart at position nr 9. That means that Sabaton is currently one of the top 10 best-selling artists, in the world!

And this is ALL BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT! – Which of the new songs do you want to hear live?

Sabaton - Heroes - promo cover pic - 2014

* For more info on SABATON:

Facebook: Sabaton

Website: www.sabaton.net

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LONG LIVE SABATON.

LONG LIVE 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)

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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.

EDGUY – “SPACE POLICE – DEFENDERS OF THE CROWN” ENTERS GERMAN CHARTS AT #2 AND REACHES BEST INTERNATIONALLY

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

Edguy - Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown - promo cover pic

The new EDGUY album Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown enters the official German album charts at #2, bagging this week’s highest new entry in the album charts. This is the best chart position of an EDGUY album ever.

Tobias Sammet has sent us the following statement: “The fans have spoken! On behalf of my buddies Jens, Dirk, Eggi & Felix: Thank you all so much! We have been quite vocal about how much we love this album but it is an amazing feeling to learn that you agree. We wanna thank the whole world of Rock & Metal for the great reactions. It took us 22 years into our career to celebrate the biggest success of our band history? Seriously? That’s amazing! We will always be thankful and we will work our asses off to reward you with a big show on the world tour in autumn. See you there and cheerzz, the ‘Love Tyger’ ;)

Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown also entered the UK Rock Charts on #1. For the first time EDGUY have also entered the long play album charts in the UK as well, going in on #82.

EDGUY also reached their highest chart entries in Czech Republic (#8), Finland (#12), Switzerland (#13) and Austria (#27), and made another Top 30 entry in Sweden (#28).

More chart entries to come!

Order your copy of Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown here:

http://smarturl.it/EDGUY-Crown

Watch the ‘Love Tyger’ music video:

Edguy - promo band header - 2014 - #40090

(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on EDGUY:

http://www.edguy.net

http://www.edguy-shop.de

http://www.facebook.com/edguy

http://www.twitter.com/edguy

Nuclear Blast Europe - logo - 2013

USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

EUROPE: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE EDGUY.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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