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Ex-Annihilator Vocalist DAVE PADDEN Joins THIRD ION

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 29, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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THIRD ION – Prog Metal outfit THIRD ION, featuring former members of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and INTO ETERNITY, has announced that the band’s new vocalist is none other than Dave Padden (ex-ANNIHILATOR)! Padden replaces departed vocalist Tyler Gilbert. The band issued the following statement about the lineup change:

“Sadly, after our last gigs, our singer Tyler informed us he was leaving the band. We loved having him, but his heart and passion lie with his own music. We wish him all the best and good luck with his future! Right away we wasted no time and got right on the search for a new singer. Dave’s demo blew us away, and not to mention he has an incredible amount of experience! We have been sitting on this news since the summer and after getting back from Vancouver this week, with a finished album worth of vocal tracks, I am absolutely psyched to announce Dave Padden as the singer for Third Ion!”

THIRD ION are currently recording the follow-up to 2015 Glasstone Records debut album 13/8bit.  The sophomore effort will also be released on Glasstone. An audio clip of the band recording with Padden can be heard at this location or below:

13/8Bit is available on CD format through the label and in digital format on iTunes. Album artwork comes courtesy of Harley K at Necrographix. The album is streaming on Spotify HERE13/8Bit can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Base, and other online retailers.

THIRD ION is the product of a mutual love of prog, video games and science. The debut album was written entirely in 13/8 time signature. 8-Bit musical renditions of every song was released as well, to pay homage to their 1980s classic gaming inspirations.

THIRD ION:

Justin Bender – Guitar
Aaron Edgar – Drums
Mike Young – Bass
Dave Padden – Vocals

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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For more info on THIRD ION:

www.thirdion.com

www.facebook.com/thirdion

www.youtube.com/3rdion

www.glasstonerecords.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THIRD ION.

Stone.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announces Co-Headlining North American Tour With AUGUST BURNS RED

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and August Burns Red will be joining forces for a co-headlining North American tour that kicks off on March 4th in Sayreville, New Jersey at Starland Ballroom. With additional support from The Faceless and Good Tiger, the trek will wrap-up in New York, New York on April 17th at Webster Hall.

Tickets went on sale Friday, January 8th at 10am local time, with VIP Packages including general admission ticket, 18×24 signed poster, VIP laminate/Skip The Line Pass, BTBAM/ABR pintone pin set, and exclusive tour t-shirt, at showstubs.com/abrbtbam. The full tour routing is listed below.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME completed an extensive North American headlining tour with Enslaved, Intronaut, and Native Construct this past November and December, in support of their latest album, Coma Ecliptic. Described as, “a 68-minute cosmic opera that’s part Stravinsky, part Queensryche,” by Rolling Stone, Coma Ecliptic can be purchased and previewed at: metalblade.com/btbam.

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Following their upcoming co-headlining tour with August Burns Red, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will appear at premier festivals across the country, including Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range and more. For all dates, please visit: facebook.com/BTBAMofficial.

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The tour directly follows August Burns Red‘s appearance at the 58th annual Grammy Award Ceremony where the Lancaster, Pennsylvania five-piece is nominated for Best Metal Performance for their song “Identity.” The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 15th, 2016. The song is featured on the band’s newest album Found In Far Away Places, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart, #9 on the Billboard Top 200, and is available now on iTunes. Since their formation in 2003, the local upstarts have evolved into one of the biggest names among the modern Metal scene. August Burns Red has spent years skillfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound with empowering lyrical content, while showcasing a rich surplus of inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos, and dynamic drumming.

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME w/ August Burns Red, The Faceless, Good Tiger:

3/04/2016 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
3/05/2016 The National – Richmond, VA
3/07/2016 Revolution – Ft Lauderdale, FL
3/08/2016 Jannus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/09/2016 Iron City – Birmingham, AL
3/10/2016 Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
3/11/2016 Minglewood Theater – Memphis, TN
3/12/2016 Pageant – St. Louis, MO
3/14/2016 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
3/15/2016 Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
3/16/2016 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
3/17/2016 Rialto – Tucson, AZ
3/18/2016 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
3/19/2016 Self Help Festival | NOS Event Center – San Bernardino, CA
3/21/2016 Regency – San Francisco, CA
3/22/2016 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
3/23/2016 Roseland – Portland, OR
3/24/2016 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
3/25/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
3/26/2016 Vogue – Vancouver, BC
3/28/2016 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
3/29/2016 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
3/30/2016 O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
4/01/2016 Garrick – Winnipeg, MB
4/02/2016 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
4/03/2016 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
4/05/2016 Emo’s – Austin, TX
4/06/2016 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
4/07/2016 Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, IL
4/08/2016 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
4/09/2016 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
4/10/2016 Guelph Concert Theatre – Guelph, ON
4/12/2016 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
4/13/2016 State Theatre – Portland, ME
4/14/2016 Lupos – Providence, RI
4/15/2016 Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
4/16/2016 Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY
4/17/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY
End Tour
5/06/2016 Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
5/22/2016 Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info on BTBAM:

http://www.facebook.com/BTBAMofficial

http://www.twitter.com/btbamofficial

http://www.instagram.com/btbamofficial

http://www.youtube.com/user/BTBAMofficial

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

LONG LIVE AUGUST BURNS RED.

Stone.

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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QUEENSRŸCHE:

Todd LaTorre – Lead Vocals

Michael Wilton – Guitar

Eddie Jackson – Bass

Scott Rockenfield – Drums

Parker Lundgren – Guitar

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* For more info on QUEENSRŸCHE:

Facebook: Queensrÿche

http://www.queensrycheofficial.com

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE QUEENSRŸCHE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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

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Source: Inverse Records

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www.inverse.fi

For more info on STANDING OVATION:

Standing Ovation

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STANDING OVATION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

COHEED AND CAMBRIA – REVEAL “THE COLOR BEFORE THE SUN” COVER AND TRACK LIST

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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LIMITED EDITION, DELUXE BOXSET AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

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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 www.coheedandcambria.com. 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

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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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Source:

Speakeasy PR & Marketing

* For more info:

www.coheedandcambria.com

www.facebook.com/coheedandcambria

www.twitter.com/coheed

www.instagram.com/coheedandcambria

www.300ent.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COHEED AND CAMBRIA.

Stone.

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

Simulacrum - Sky Divided - promo cover pic - 2015 - #SMOIR0828

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 www.simulacrum.fi and www.facebook.com/simulacrumofficial.

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Source: Inverse Music Group

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SIMULACRUM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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.

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Source: Earsplit PR

http://www.kingcrow.it

http://www.facebook.com/Kingcrowband

http://twitter.com/kingcrowband

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com/labels/sensory-records

http://www.facebook.com/TheLasersEdge

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KINGCROW.

Stone.

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