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On This Day In METAL History – October 19th… QUEENSRŸCHE Edition!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on October 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On October 19th, 1984 – The great QUEENSRŸCHE performed at Vorst Nationaal in Brussels, Belgium. QUEENSRŸCHE were touring in support of their debut full-length studio album: The Warning.

Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime - promo cover pic!

On October 19th, 1988QUEENSRŸCHE performed at Frölundaborg in Gothenburg, Sweden. QUEENSRŸCHE were touring in support of their amazing third studio album – Operation: Mindcrime.

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On October 19th, 2008 – The legendary QUEENSRŸCHE performed at the Midland Theater in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Whoa!

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On October 19th, 2015 – The newly released QUEENSRŸCHE studio album, Condition Hüman, is ranked at #10, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Jumping flapjacks!

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On October 19th, 2015Condition Hüman has its debut on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, sitting at #27. Whoa and hell yes! Check out QUEENSRŸCHE’s other current Billboard chart rankings above!

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Todd LaTorre – Lead Vocals

Michael Wilton – Guitar

Eddie Jackson – Bass

Scott Rockenfield – Drums

Parker Lundgren – Guitar


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STANDING OVATION – Releases Second Album On November 27th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on October 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Standing Ovation. That melting pot of musical styles, the shimmering red blast furnace, the catalyst of the industrial revolution, the seismologist’s worst nightmare. Once again will the tectonic plates rip apart and the Earth’s magnetic poles will switch places when the band releases their next album which is titled “Gravity Beats Nuclear”.

The album title refers to the creation of all life – Gravity. Without this, no stars would have ever been born and hence no life either. Although the album deals with powerful themes of life, the familiar trademark of twisted humor is once again included with a pinch of science fiction.

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The musical extremes are widened further and once more, it’s a roller-coaster ride which you hop on blindfolded not knowing what surprises there will be around the corner. And last but not least, has the coating been decorated by much richer melody frosting.

Gravity Beats Nuclear – Track List:

1. 23+23
2. Permafrost
3. Killer, Iron
4. Hellbillies
5. Fool’s Parade
6. Lifeline
7. The Great Attractor
8. Run Little Mouse Run
9. I Am


Source: Inverse Records

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Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , on August 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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NEW YORK – Coheed and Cambria have revealed the cover and track list for their forthcoming album, The Color Before The Sun (Oct. 9, 300 Entertainment).

The cover, which features a serene lake with a house disintegrating into the sky, was created by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore, Deafheaven) and reflects the story behind the ten-song album.

While the most conceptually abstruse Coheed records have always had a foundation in reality, The Color Before The Sun marks the first time Claudio Sanchez is exposing his raw feelings, narrated from his own perspective – the anxiety of fatherhood, the disorienting feeling of losing a home, the reflections had during early morning walks. His own story is told through big, bright, driving, colorful songs that beam like power-pop, crunch like vintage ‘90s emocore and float with the expansive feel of space-rock.

Sanchez’s journey is captured not only in the music, but also in a limited edition, deluxe box set available for pre-order as of this morning at The extensive collection offers fans two hardcover books: one featuring album lyrics and expansive artwork from The Color Before The Sun, while a separate book documents the events and emotions of the time with prose and photographs. Four different pieces of music are housed in the die-cut slipcase: The Color Before The Sun (CD), The Color Before The Sun demos (CD), an in-studio DVD and a clear 7-inch with two non-album demo tracks. Purchasers also receive an instant download of “You Got Spirit, Kid,” a membership card, a custom house key, a lapel pin, a certificate of authenticity; as well as exclusive, members-only access to new music, videos, concert tickets, merchandise and commentary from the band.

Coheed And Cambria - The Color Before The Sun - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0303141101MNMMS

The Color Before The Sun – Track List:

1. Island
2. Eraser
3. Colors
4. Here To Mars
5. Ghost
6. Atlas
7. Young Love
8. You Got Spirit, Kid
9. The Audience
10. Peace To The Mountain

Coheed and Cambria On Tour:

August 8 Nashville, TN Ink-N-Iron Festival
August 9 Atlanta, GA Wrecking Ball Atlanta
August 14 Kent, England Hevy Fest 2015
August 15 Amsterdam, Netherlands Neverender IKSSE:3
August 16 Holte-Stkenbrock, Geramyn Serengeti Festival
August 18 Frankfurt, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 19 Cologne, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 20 Gampel, Switzerland Open Air Gampel Festival
August 21 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
August 28 Denver, CO Riot Fest
September 11 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
September 13 Sterling Heights, MI Chill on the Hill
September 19 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 31 Phoenix, AZ Monster Mash Music Festival
November 6 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest


About 300 Entertainment

Last year, former Def Jam and Warner Music Group recorded music chief Lyor Cohen along with colleagues Todd Moscowitz (ex-Warner Bros president) and Kevin Liles (ex-EVP Warner Music) unveiled 300 Entertainment, a new record label focused on artist development, flexible deal structures, and technology-based partnerships. 300 Entertainment is a platform not only for artists, but also entrepreneurs by giving them access to tools and knowledge to remain independent and to be active participants in their artists’ development.



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SIMULACRUM – Reveals Album Cover, Tracklist and Release Date!

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music with tags , , , , on May 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Fans of progressive metal are offered a real treat when Simulacrum release their new concept album, Sky Divided through Inverse Records on the 28th of August 2015. The artwork is by Jan Yrlund, who has worked with such artists as Manowar, Stratovarius & Sirenia and the cover portrays the post-apocalyptic mood of the album’s title track. The album is a hefty 62 minutes long and the track list is as follows:

  1. Timelapse (02:50)
  2. Behind The Belt Of Orion (05:32)
  3. Broken (05:51)
  4. Embrace The Animal Within (05:00)
  5. Deep In The Trenches (05:25)
  6. The Abomination (10:57)
  7. Sky Divided (05:50)
  8. Enter Hyperion (06:01)
  9. A New Beginning (14:19)

To support the album, Simulacrum has tons of material packed away and it will be released every couple of weeks through the band’s website, social media and webzines. There will be two big budget music videos, multicam live video recordings from Turku Klubi, a teaser of the songs and making-of video snippets. Follow the band at and


Source: Inverse Music Group





KINGCROW – Issues Info And Artwork For “Eidos”; Sixth Album Nearing Late Spring Release Via Sensory Records

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music with tags , , , on April 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As Laser’s Edge division, Sensory Records, prepares to release KINGCROW‘s sixth full-length studio recording, Eidos, the album’s cover artwork, track listing and additional details have been revealed.

Following the success of their In Crescendo album released through Sensory in February 2014, Rome, Italy based progressive metal sextet, KINGCROW, returns with Eidos, a conceptual album about choices, consequences, dealing with regret and disillusion. As their Phlegethon album dealt with childhood, and In Crescendo about the end of youth, Eidos can be considered the third part of a trilogy about the path of life. Musically it sees the band exploring new territories and pushing the extremes of its complex soundscape with a darker atmosphere and a more progressive attitude.

Eidos was recorded at Sound Under Pressure in Rome, with the production handled by Diego Cafolla and Thundra Cafolla. Several guest appearances help create the album’s new atmospheres, including saxophone provided by Stefania Bentivoglio on the track, “Slow Down,” and piano by Fred Colombo of Spheric Universe Experience for the track, “The Deeper Divide.” Mixed by Giampiero Ulacco and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New York, the stunning production of the album is matched by visionary artwork by Cristian Nastasi/Devilnax. With over an hour of new material, Eidos is the next logical progression in the evolution of KINGCROW, and will open the next doorway for whatever lies ahead.

Eidos – Track Listing:

  1. The Moth
  2. Adrift
  3. Slow Down
  4. Open Sky
  5. Fading Out Pt. IV
  6. The Deeper Divide
  7. On The Barren Ground
  8. At The Same Pace
  9. Eidos
  10. If Only

Sensory Records, who also released KINGCROW‘s In Crescendo album, will unveil Eidos worldwide on June 23rd. Music from the album and new tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.


Source: Earsplit PR






Posted in experimental rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Periphery - Spencer Sotelo - promo pic - 2015 - #0417PMO

April 17, 2015, Washington, D.C. – Periphery, who are about to embark on the second leg of their North American tour dates in support of the Juggernaut albums, premiere “The Bad Thing” video today via Billboard:


Jeff Holcomb directed the clip, which features a montage of live footage from the DC-based prog-metal outfit’s early 2015 tour. Drummer Matt Halpern explained to Billboard, “We thought that a live performance for ‘The Bad Thing’ video was a great way to show the intensity of the song and to show our direct expression of how it makes us feel on stage.”

Periphery released Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega simultaneously in late January via Sumerian Records, with the pair of releases landing at #22 and #25 on Billboard’s Top 200 (#15 and #16 on the Top Albums chart as well as #2 and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart).

The band was on recent covers of Revolver and Outburn, who said, “Juggernaut… will most likely change the face of modern progressive metal as we know it.” Metal Sucks called the releases “full-fledged masterpieces” and Rolling Stone dubbed the albums “the group’s most ambitious project yet,” saying it “features some of the band’s most accessible music.”

Periphery begins a new round of North American dates on April 25 at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, Fla. The band joins up with In Flames and All That Remains for a month of dates with stops at Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma interwoven.


April 26 Jacksonville, FL Rockville Festival
April 27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
April 28 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
April 30 Birmingham, AL Zydeco *
May 1 Clarksville, TN The Warehouse *
May 2 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion
May 3 Huntington, WV V Club *
May 4 Richmond, VA The National
May 6 Patchogue, NY The Emporium
May 7 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
May 8 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
May 9 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall *
May 10 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
May 12 Quebec City, QC Imperial
May 13 London, ON London Music Hall
May 14 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
May 15 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
May 17 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
May 18 Reading, PA Reverb
May 20 Ft. Wayne, IN Yolo Event Center
May 21 Joliet, IL Mojoes
May 22 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
May 23 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma

July 16 Viveiro, Spain Resurrection Fest

August 7 Montreal, QC Heavy Mtl

* – Periphery headlining date


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Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , on February 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Jonathan Thorpe

Washington, D.C. – Periphery, the DC-based Prog/Metal outfit whose decision to release two albums simultaneously was called “the group’s most ambitious project yet” by Rolling Stone, have been rewarded with two entries on the Billboard Top 200: Juggernaut: Alpha (#22) and Juggernaut: Omega (#25).

Periphery - Juggernaut - Alpha - promo cover pic - #2015PMO

“Today marks a monumental moment in Sumerian and Periphery history,” said Sumerian Records’ Founder/CEO Ash Avildsen. “We’re incredibly proud of the progressive approach we took to releasing this body of music from such a progressive group of artists. I couldn’t be more elated about the synergy between Sumerian, Outerloop and Periphery in successfully executing the release of Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega. The band has a true cult following that appreciates their art and they just proved to the world that the Peripherals are only continuing to grow beyond boundaries. “

The two new albums, which have received four-star reviews worldwide, also landed at #2 and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart.

Periphery drummer Matt Halpern added, “We are absolutely thrilled with the amount of positivity and excitement we’re seeing and receiving for the Juggernaut releases.  As a band and as individuals we poured our hearts and souls into these releases, so to have this type of response is truly special.  Thank you to those who have taken part in the Juggernaut experience so far… We can’t wait to play these songs live for you!”

Periphery - Juggernaut - Omega - promo cover pic - #2015PMO

Periphery is in the midst of a North American tour, playing the Opera House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, this evening.  The band wraps up the first leg of North American dates on Feb. 14 before launching a lengthy European tour on Feb. 26 in Belarus.  Periphery has confirmed performances at several festivals including Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range.

February 04     Detroit, MI     St. Andrew’s Hall

February 06     Toronto, ON     Opera House

February 07     Montreal, QC     Corona Theatre

February 08     Albany, NY     Upstate Concert Hall

February 09     Rochester, NY     Water Street Music Hall

February 11     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club

February 12     New York, NY     Irving Plaza

February 13     Silver Spring, MD     The Fillmore

February 14     Philadelphia, PA     District N9ne

February 26    Minsk, Belarus     Republic

February 27     St. Petersburg, Russia     Zal Ozhidaniya

February 28     Moscow, Russia     Volta


March 02     Novosibirsk, Russia     Rock City

March 03     Yekaterinburg, Russia     Tele-Club

March 05     Paris, France    La Cigale

March 06     Karlsruhe, Germany     Substage

March 07     Pratteln, Switzerland     Z7

March 08     Milan, Italy     Live Club

March 10     Munich, Germany     Backstage Werk

March 11     Vienna, Austria     Arena

March 12     Budapest, Hungary     Barba Negra

March 13     Bratislava, Slovakia     Majestic

March 14     Prague, Czech Republic     Roxy

March 16     Warsaw, Poland     Stodola

March 17     Hamburg, Germany     Gruenspan

March 18     Aarhus, Denmark      Voxhall

March 19     Oslo, Norway     Rockefeller

March 21     Seinajoki, Finland     Rytmikorjamo

March 22     Helsinki, Finland     The Circus

March 24     Stockholm, Sweden     Debaser Medis

March 25     Copenhagen, Denmark     Amager Bio

March 26     Bochum, Germany     Matrix

March 27     Eindhoven, Netherlands     Effenaar

March 29     Bristol, UK     O2 Academy Bristol

March 30     Glasgow, UK     O2 ABC

March 31     Manchester, UK     Manchester Academy


April 01 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Islington

April 25 – 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville Festival


May 02 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion

May 15 -17 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range


July 16 – 18 – Viveiro, Spain @ Resurrection Fest


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