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BAD WOLF – Enters The World Of Fairytales With New Video “Stay With Me”

Posted in Music, music videos, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos, world news with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Los Angeles, CABad Wolf has returned with a riveting new music video that is sure to captivate audiences and gratify current fans. “Stay With Me” is the follow-up single to 2013’s “Drowning Beautiful” release, which has garnered nearly 102K views on YouTube. The latest single tells the relatable story of desperately trying to save a broken love, and features Bad Wolf’s signature sound of haunting vocals, heavy guitars, and a hypnotic drumbeat. “Stay With Me” also marks the first single containing backing vocals from Bad Wolf’s Tommy and Alicia. The faerie-inspired rockers have once again teamed up with director, Raiya Corsiglia (Cannes Lion Nominee, eight-time Telly Award Winner) to have their fantasy storybook themes come to life. Bad Wolf consists of Kota Wade (lead vocals and keys), Tommy O. (guitars), Tim Falco (drums), and Alicia Vigil (bass).

Bad Wolf’s state-of-the-art musicvideo pays homage to several different fairytales, including Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty & the Beast, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. The filming of the video took the band to the Angeles National Forest, where they got up close and personal with the wolves on set. “It was amazing getting to work with real wolves, just seeing them in the forest while we were shooting was magical, and we knew it would push this video over the top!” says lead singer, Kota Wade. “We’re so excited to be able to represent our ‘Wolfpack’ (as we call our fans) with real wolves and a very ‘big bad wolf’ storyline in this video!” Consisting of an elaborate set production and astonishing costumes, Bad Wolf kept a keen eye on the details when developing the storyboard for the ultimate fairytale vision. “In this video we wanted to tell a love story, something we haven’t done in our previous songs, but in a Bad Wolf, dark, faerie rock way!”

Apart from being full-time members of Bad Wolf, the foursome has attained success within their respected individual careers. Kota Wade is a member of the pop group, Girl Radical, organized by *N Sync’s, JC Chasez.  She has also graced the cover of LA Weekly, as “One of LA’s Most Interesting People” for her role as owner and operator of the all ages Hollywood venue, Amplify. Tommy O. is currently an electrical engineer who holds a patent in the field of deep brain stimulation. Aside from being a musician, Vigil is also a model and an actress, and can be seen as the lead in the Black Veil Brides movie adaptation, Legion of the Black. With a strong passion to assist kids, drummer Tim Falco is presently obtaining his teaching credentials for adapted physical education for students with special needs.

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Music Connection Magazine recently named Bad Wolf one of the Hot 100 Unsigned Acts of the year. They have played alongside national acts such as Semi-Precious Weapons and Panic! at the Disco’s Dallon Weeks. With each release, the band’s fan base continues to grow alongside the crowd at their live show. Watch the video for “Stay With Me” on the group’s YouTube channel and run with the Wolfpack by visiting: www.WeAreBadWolf.com

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(Source: LAFAMOS PR & BRANDING)

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LONG LIVE BAD WOLF.

Stone.

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New Artist Chris Michael Taylor Signs With HighVolMusic

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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HighVolMusic is pleased to announce the first signing for 2014 is guitarist, singer, and songwriter Chris Michael Taylor. Chris is working to deliver his debut release which will be an E.P. collection of acoustic rock songs that capture a variety of music emotion.

Chris Michael Taylor is heavily influenced by classic rock and guitar heroes such as Eddie Van Halen, George Lynch, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jake E. Lee but also by Pop/R&B sensations Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars. Chris has many projects going on simultaneously. Chris is the lead guitarist in the up and coming country rock band ‘Early Ray’, lead guitarist with Vinnie and Carmine Appice in ‘Drum Wars’, and lead guitarist in the classic rock tribute band ‘Sunset Strip’.

Below, listen to Chris Michael Taylor’s acoustic cover of Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead Or Alive:

Chris Michael Taylor is currently in the studio working on the recordings and details for the pending release will be revealed soon. In the meantime you can listen to a sample of the track ‘Dead Man Walkin’ from the forthcoming release here.

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Website: http://www.highvolmusic.com

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LONG LIVE CHRIS MICHAEL TAYLOR.

Stone.

Mike Portnoy – Releases Personalized Invite Video For Progressive Nation At Sea

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive rock, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Los Angeles, CA – While on tour with his American power trio – supergroup, The Winery Dogs, Mike Portnoy filmed an epic and personalized invite video to his first ever Progressive Nation at Sea Cruise. Taking you band by band and leading you through the musical adventure that attendees have to look forward to at this one of a kind, floating Progressive Rock festival taking place February 2014.

The video can be seen below:

Mike Portnoy had this to say: “I could not be any prouder or any more excited than I am for Progressive Nation At Sea 2014. It is my ultimate dream lineup ranging from legends like Jon Anderson & Adrian Belew to Prog trailblazers like Spock’s Beard & the Flower Kings to today’s most extreme cutting edge artists like Devin Townsend and Periphery.

I am also excited to be playing with Bigelf, PSMS & Transatlantic…the final encore of which will see Transatlantic & Jon Anderson joining forces for a one-time only set of Yes classics! This is going to be a historic experience and the Prog event of the Millennium! You will not want to miss out on this!”

Progressive Nation at Sea, an infusion of music and technique that will heighten your senses in a way no other vacation ever could! Imagine a couple thousand prog enthusiasts surrounding you on the Norwegian Pearl as we set sail from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Grand Bahama Island February 18-22, 2014. The cruise is powered by leading Progressive Rock label InsideOut Music and features the genres most prolific artists.

This music festival at sea gives you an experience that one on land just can’t match. In addition to 5 days in the beautiful Caribbean, music will be happening from morning till late at night. Some of the best experimental music might be in the wee morning hours in an unscheduled jam by the artists! When you finally call it a night (or a morning) you can head back to your comfortable room and get some rest before getting into the action all over again. Did we mention you’d be walking around the same place as your musical heroes? Oh yeah, that means you might be having dinner and drinks right next to your favorite musician!

LINEUP:

Progressive Nation at Sea boasts the musical genius of Transatlantic, Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine, Sherinian, Jon Anderson, Adrian Belew’s Power Trio, Devin Townsend Project, King’s X, Spock’s Beard, The Flower Kings, Pain Of Salvation, Anathema, Riverside, Periphery, Animals as Leaders, The Safety Fire, Tony Harnell & Bumblefoot, Bigelf, Beardfish, The Dear Hunter, Haken, Jolly, Anneke van Giersbergen, Mark Mikel and Next to None.

Check out the FREE PN14 Sampler presented by InsideOut Music & Guitar Center: www.insideoutgcsampler.com  and enter for your chance to win an all expense paid trip to PN14 and a signed guitar from all the artists!

For more information please visit:

Website: www.progressivenationatsea.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/progressivenationatsea

InsideOut Music: www.insideoutmusic.com

Sixthman: www.sixthman.net

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(Source: Glass Onyon, PR)

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LONG LIVE MIKE PORTNOY.

LONG LIVE PROG ROCK & PROG METAL.

Stone.

DIAMANTE – Delivers Smashing New Single And Music Video “SAVAGE”

Posted in Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, rock videos with tags , , , , , , on October 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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LA Rocker Lets Her Inner Wild Vixen Make a Sassy Introduction

Los Angeles, CA – Standing on the verge of an explosive and lengthy music career is the blindingly beautiful, pop/rock powerhouse DIAMANTE, who is releasing her scorching single and music video, “Savage.” This latest cut is an energy-driven smash, full of attitude, killer beats, sexy vocals and in-your-face lyrics. Guaranteed to evoke non-stop head banging, “Savage” shows the singer coming into her own as a young top-notch, award-winning artist.

“Impossible” has garnered close to 240,000 views and counting, her infectious single and video recently “Goodbye” premiered on her VEVO-certified YouTube channel along with a just announced VEVO Live Performance Series. This teen just acquired Twitter verified status with a fast growing base of over 43,000 followers. With thousands of national and international doting fans fired up for another dose, the singer’s popularity continues to soar.

Showing her mature side and even a little skin, “Savage” depicts a fearless woman who knows what she wants and how to get it. In this first-class music video, directed by Adam Domenici with CODENAME Pictures, DIAMANTE teamed up with the popular up-and-coming alternative/rock/pop band False Puppet to play her lead boys. Acting as a feisty heartbreaker, DIAMANTE toys with the boys’ emotions as she works her magic in the bar, making them think that she wants them and then leaves them pining and confused. The burgeoning rock star deemed this “her coming of age song” showing that she is no longer the young teen artist of her past. Unveiling her daring look, DIAMANTE dons her lighter blonde locks and toned figure which makes her statuesque features stand out.

Creating the melody entirely, the sassy singer reached out to composers Joshua Hernandez and Kevin Savigar for prodigious instrumentals with the legendary Kenny Aronoff on drums. Produced by Kevin Savigar (Rod Stewart, Daughtry, Lita Ford), “Savage” showcases DIAMANTE’s spine chilling vocal range as she delivers intense conviction and raw honesty. The lyrics “Hell yea, I’m a wild heart, couldn’t catch me even if they tried” ring in the start of the hook and shoots the song’s energy through the roof. Rock lovers are surely in for a treat with this track.

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Now a resident of the Entertainment Capitol, Diamante Bovelli is originally an East Coast girl so her no-mess, straightforward attitude comes out in her music. With an edgy style, reminiscent of Pat Benatar and Debbie Harry, DIAMANTE channels vintage rock in her music and fashion. Her uniquely seasoned voice makes this sultry songstress a standout artist in today’s sea of gimmicks and imitators.

Since her early years, DIAMANTE has always been invested in music and has been singing and performing since she was a child. As one of the most hard-working teens in the industry, DIAMANTE won the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands granting her an opening slot at the Van Warped Tour, performed across the country on the “Age of Rebellion Southern California Tour” and the East and West Coast leg of the “No Bully Tours America.”

This rising artist released her super single and music video “Impossible,” which received radio spins on KIIS FM in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico, UK, and Australia. Earlier this year, she showed her compassionate side at the House of Blues Summer Bash in San Diego in a philanthropic effort to raise funds for Tunes for Tots of Southern California and Make-A-Wish America.

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As she reaches for the stars, DIAMANTE continues to push the envelope with everything she does. This budding artist is headed for something big and her fans will be lucky to witness it.

Follow DIAMANTE’s leather-studded journey and watch the new video for “Savage” again by visiting www.DIAMANTEOfficialMusic.com and “like” her music page on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DIAMANTEOfficialMusic.

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(Source: LaFamos PR & Branding)

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LONG LIVE DIAMANTE.

Stone.

PYREXIA – New York Death Metal Merchants To Release “Feast Of Iniquity” Next Month; New Track Posted

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Long-running New York Death Metal merchants, PYREXIA, are back with a new slab of epic brutality set for Release via Unique Leader Records later this Fall. The ten-track Feast of Iniquity was recorded at New York’s Pitch Black Sound and mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Kataklysm, The Red Chord, Crowbar, Municipal Waste, 3 Inches Of Blood et al) at Planet Z in Massachusetts, making it the most sonically punishing record of PYREXIA’s menacing catalog of chaos!

With the addition of Doug Bohn (Suffocation – Pierced From Within) on drums alongside Dave “War Machine” Culross (Suffocation, Malevolant Creation) and their signature assault of maniacal riff shifts, subterranean growls and devious groove, Feast of Iniquity is a threatening expulsion of true sonic venom and arguably their most pungent creation since Sermon of Mockery! Believe it.

Feast of Iniquity will detonate via Unique Leader Records on October 29, 2013. In the meantime, sample opening hymn, “The Pendulum,” below. Collect your teeth later.    

Feast of Iniquity – Track Listing:

1. The Pendulum

2. Infliction

3. Death Wish

4. Cocoon of Shame

5. Cryptic Summoning

6. Thy Minion

7. Wheel of Impunity

8. Panzer Tank Lobotomy

9. Born of a Jackal

10. The Feast

PYREXIA Personnel: 

Shaun Kennedy – bass

Chris Basile – guitars

Eric Shute – vocals

Doug Bohn “Bones” – drums

Dave “War Machine” Culross - drums

Stay tuned for additional PYREXIA missives, including preorders and tour dates, to be announced in the following days.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On PYREXIA:

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UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS:

http://www.uniqueleader.com

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LONG LIVE PYREXIA.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers ‘Twisted Tales’ CD Now Available!

Posted in blues rock, classic rock, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on June 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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In our last meeting together before his passing, Ray and I were both very excited about the upcoming release of ‘Twisted Tales’. We signed off on the artwork and agreed that it should be released sooner than later. So, honoring that decision, I have proceeded with the release. We both were proud of this recording and hope that people enjoy it. This recording is dedicated to Ray’s memory- Roy Rogers 

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Nevada City, CA – Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers have received no shortage of kudos since they first recorded together five years ago. Ray Manzarek’s signature keyboard sound was a cornerstone of The Doors – one of the most iconic rock bands of the 60’s. An inductee into the R&R Hall of Fame – he certainly needs no introduction. In the pantheon of music, The Doors’ music continues to be one of the most revered rock song catalogs of any band. Slide guitarist Roy Rogers has been lauded not only for his own recordings but for his long-time collaboration with harmonica master Norton Buffalo as well as his producing of 4 CD projects for blues icon John Lee Hooker and folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. He is well known worldwide for his mastery of slide guitar and has received 8 Grammy nominations for his work as artist and producer.

In 2011 Manzarek-Rogers released ‘Translucent Blues’- a blues-rock collection of songs tinged with poetry and literary references. The project reached #1 on the Americana Roots chart and debuted at #6 on the Billboard blues chart. The lyrical contributions came from such diverse co-writers as Jim Carroll, Warren Zevon and poet Michael McClure, among others. ‘Twisted Tales’ draws from some of those same writers to tell very different stories. Featured musicians are Kevin Hayes on drums, formerly with the Robert Cray Band; Steve Evans on bass who has performed with the Elvin Bishop Band; and George Brooks on saxophones, who has performed with John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain.

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The new release is a collaboration of keyboard and guitar sounds that merge with stories, images and art. These two amazing musicians create an intoxicating, plush sound that is – more than unique. Manzarek and Rogers are seemingly an odd pairing – but their new recording unleashes a stunning musical landscape for the listener – this music will ‘take you for a ride’… There is a full-length documentary film to be released examining their unique collaboration and friendship in depth this fall.

‘Twisted Tales’ is destined to become a classic, not only as Ray Manzarek’s last recording, but also as a definitive work of two great artists. Available at www.manzarekrogersband.com/ Amazon and iTunes and retailers nationwide.

For more info, click below!

www.manzarekrogersband.com

http://www.roy-rogers.com

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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LONG LIVE ROY ROGERS.

REST IN PEACE, RAY MANZAREK.

Stone.

INCITARE – THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM VOLTO! – SET FOR RELEASE JULY 23, 2013 ON FANTASY/CONCORD MUSIC GROUP

Posted in jazz, jazz fusion, jazz rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Radical Fusion Band Features Danny Carey (Tool), John Ziegler (Pigmy Love Circus) and Lance Morrison (Alanis Morrissette, Don Henley)

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For Free Download of “Grip It” visit www.Voltoband.com

From the very get-go Volto! was an oddity.  Here is a band comprised of some of the most accomplished musicians in Los Angeles (including the drummer of GRAMMY Award winning, multi-platinum selling band, Tool) who were down right excited about playing cover tunes in a tiny jazz club in the Valley.  This at a time when dyed-in-the-wool rockers were paying Hollywood club owners to play their originals in hope of inking a record deal and being catapulted to fame.

Then there were the fusion numbers – staggeringly complex arrangements by Weather Report, Jeff Beck, and Tony Williams that, more so than the hard rock favorites, gave carte blanche for spirited improvisation. And if you have a drummer of the notoriety of Tool’s Danny Carey, fans with purple Sharpies in their pockets (hoping to get an autograph) might just get a drum solo or two delivered with calm intensity and lightning fast accuracy by the native Kansan wearing a Jayhawks’ basketball jersey.

Volto! also features one hell of a bass guitarist and the pride of Corpus Christi named Lance Morrison (session and tour bassist for Don Henley). During each show, the quiet, steady fixture wearing a golf cap would get a chance to ‘show off’ his technical expertise with a solo or two dedicated (sarcastically) to all the ladies in the club.

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Applauding these solos as much as anyone in the packed room was Pigmy Love Circus guitarist John “Volto” Ziegler (another Texas transplant) who would once again take the reins, cueing his band mates to intros, outros, imminent changes or take blistering leads, dexterous arpeggios with delicate effects-laden phrasing.

When it came time for last call and the band played their final cover tune, the party would continue either at Tool’s rehearsal loft or at Danny’s Hollywood manse. Over Shiner Bocks, vodka and tequila, eventually the conversation would turn to Volto! writing and performing original music. Hell, maybe even doing a record.

Rather than book time in one of the countless studios in L.A., it was decided that they would track the songs ‘live’ – onto tape! – utilizing the recording equipment at the loft’s modest studio. When he had a small window of time between projects, veteran recording engineer “Evil” Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion) was summoned to sit at Danny’s API 2448 console. To get the performance and overdubs onto tape, they dusted off an old Studer A827 gold 24-track machine. It might have taken nearly a decade to get to this point, but once the ball was rolling (and custom Neve faders set), things proceeded at a rather quick pace. Much to everyone’s delight, songs with names like “Grillz”, “BHP”, and “Grip It” were even given a boost in intensity by keyboard wizard, Jeff Babko (Kimmel House band, Butch Walker, Larry Carlton.)

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Once the recording and mixing process was completed, Incitare was delivered to Gateway Mastering and left to the very capable ears of Bob Ludwig. For the art work, Danny had the idea to use a piece in his collection by the famous underground psychedelic artist Rick Griffin.  Originally, this was to be used as cover art for a Steppenwolf record, but for whatever reasons didn’t happen.  With the other members equally enthusiastic by the piece, together with art contributions by Tool guitarist Adam Jones, the packaging was complete.  With management in place and a record deal with Concord struck, a release date was set – July 23rd, 2013.

In the meantime, you can get the Volto! experience when they next perform live.  And while you shouldn’t expect to hear a 20-minute rendition of “Whipping Post”, and can’t say with absolute certainty what keyboardist will be sitting in to augment the music, but the sheer precision with which Volto! plays will leave you stunned. 

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Track Listing For Incitare

1) Grip It

2) Grillz

3) Whopner

4) Drumbeaux

5) Quirk

6) BHP

7) Meltdown

8) Tocino

9) I’m Calm Now

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For more info on VOLTO!, click on the links below!

http://www.VOLTOband.com

http://www.concordmusicgroup.com

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

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LONG LIVE VOLTO!

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