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Euro-Melting Pot Strauss Announce Second EP “Luia”

Posted in Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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London brings people together from all walks of life. So when a French guitarist met two Italians, a Spanish guitarist and a British bassist, it seemed destiny to make noise together as Strauss (a Germanic name of course). They’re now set to release their second EP Luia around late May. Drawing from common wells of Kylesa, Kyuss and Red Fang, the fuzz-charged grooves they conjure up on Luia are infectious and dirt-laden, so you may well catch something. Meanwhile vocalist Stef possesses both crooning tones and a manic bark to contrast, and even a rap-style vocal in the vein of Zack la Rocha (Rage Against The Machine) on final track ‘2015’.

Strauss started out with modest intentions: “met one day and decided to make some noise…that’s it really.” The group eventually centered around London as their stomping ground, and quickly got their heads together to create their début self-titled EP, which received high praise from reviewers around the ‘net. Building on this success, the band hit the road far and wide, even reaching Latvia’s Fontaine Festival and Sweden’s SandvikFest to bring their manic parties. Now, it’s time for round two of hitting the studio, and Luia has taken shape spectacularly. The UK fuzz scene has never been in healthier shape, and rarely with a more wicked sense of humor.

Strauss are:

Stef – vocals
Charles – guitars
Bill – bass
Luca Immovili – drums

FFO: Red Fang, Kylesa, Kruger

Digital release is set for late May.

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“This is a damn fine first release from Strauss and for fans of catchy stoner grooves with a dirty sludgier edge, this is essential listening.” – Heavy Planet

“A sound rooted somewhere between Kylesa and Red Fang with a nice progressive touch. All in all this EP is packed with some great tunes and worth checking out.” – Stonerobixxx

“Even though it’s got these familiar elements, this stew of tunes is quite unlike any sludge/metal/stoner acts I’ve heard before.” – Ride With The Devil

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Source: Dewar PR

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LONG LIVE STRAUSS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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THE SHRINE “Waiting For The War” 12″ – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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A 3 song 12″ that I have discovered to be damn good is Waiting For The War from The Shrine. This ultra cool slab of vinyl is available over at Tankcrimes:

http://tankcrimes.merchtable.com/distributed-music/vinyl/the-shrine-waiting-for-the-war-12-maxi-single#.VRViV0vLDwI

The title track for this EP is in general terms Punk, in the vein of an aggressive Ramones and not Sex Pistols. Maybe some will call this song Crossover Thrash or Skate Punk. Call it what you will, the title track ROCKS and that’s the main concern. The second track is Rare Breed and it’s Stoner Metal, with spirals of golden sonic psychedelia. Do not think The Sword, instead think early Uriah Heep meets Tony Iommi; or something like that. If you visit The Shrine’s Facebook page, they list their genre as: Psychedelic Violence Rock and Roll. ‘Nuff said.

The third track, Waiting For The War, is Metal. The fret work tells me so. This song is an instrumental and it jams, baaabbbyyy! Playing out at 4:22, I wish Waiting For The War had another 5 minutes added on to it. Really. Good stuff. I recommend The Shrine to any fan of kick to the arse underground Metal. Metal be thy name.

Track List: Waiting For The War, Rare Breed, Waiting For The War (Instrumental)

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* For more info on THE SHRINE:

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LONG LIVE THE SHRINE.

LONG LIVE HEAVY AS SHIT MUSIC.

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BLACK .44 – Debut Album Releasing In Autumn 2015, Via Inverse Records

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock videos with tags , , , , on February 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Black .44 from Helsinki, Finland hits the studio at the end of February to record their debut album. The band, founded in 2011, plays melodic Stoner Metal and released their first demo-ep in 2012, receiving some great feedback in the Finnish Metal media. Black .44 songs tell dark stories about your regular hometown murderers and those poor souls that just happen to be born crooked or just always seem to make the wrong choices in life. The band is influenced by such artists as Pantera, Black Sabbath, Down and Alice in Chains. Heavy riffs and catchy melodies spiced up with a twist of that southern groove are the trademarks of Black .44.

The album will be released in autumn 2015, by Finnish record label Inverse Records. The name and release date of the debut will be announced later.

Crank Up Black .44 – Hometown Murderer, Below!

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* For more info on BLACK .44:

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Website: www.inverse.fi

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LONG LIVE BLACK .44

LONG LIVE FINLAND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

TWINGIANT – Reveal New Track

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

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“Daisy Cutter” Now Streaming At The Sludgelord

Phoenix-based Sludge/Stoner Metal band TWINGIANT have teamed up with The Sludgelord to premiere their new track “Daisy Cutter”.

“Daisy Cutter” can be heard exclusively at The Sludgelord here:

http://thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-sludgelord-presents-twingiant-daisy.html

Taken from their new album Devil Down, “Daisy Cutter” showcases why the band has been generating a considerable buzz since their recent appearance at Southwest Terror Fest.

 Devil Down is due to be released on December 2, 2014.

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LONG LIVE TWINGIANT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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ORANGE GOBLIN – Set To Return To North America

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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With ORANGE GOBLIN‘s Back From The Abyss full-length now three weeks away from release, the band has confirmed the first North American tour in support of the record. Set to begin December 1st and run through December 21st, ORANGE GOBLIN will return to the stage touring alongside Down, Bl’ast, and labelmates, King Parrot!

Vocalist Ben Ward comments, “I remember being a spotty 19-year-old rushing out to the record store to buy the first Down album NOLA the very day it came out in 1994. Now, twenty years on, I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming that ORANGE GOBLIN are heading back to North America as main support to the mighty Down. It really is fairytale stuff for us. Down are one of the bands that are the reason ORANGE GOBLIN exists. To be given this opportunity to go out to promote our brand new album, Back From The Abyss, to the Down fans is just a dream come true the rest of the band and I can’t wait to get started. The fact that we also get to see Bl’ast and King Parrot every night just makes it all so hard to believe! Hail the Leaf! Hail the RIFF! Hail DOWN!”

Recorded earlier this year, Back From The Abyss reunites ORANGE GOBLIN with producer Jamie Dodd; who served as producer on the band’s best-selling album in North America to date – 2012’s A Eulogy For The Damned. Two songs already have fans globally excited; Loudwire and Metal Hammer premiered the Motörhead-tinged “The Devil’s Whip” to overwhelming success on August 15th. Last week Noisey premiered the first video from the album for the song “Sabbath Hex.” The band is currently working on a second video for the song “Mythical Knives” which is expected to be completed by month’s end.

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Touring for the album will start in Europe on October 9th. Travelling the continent with friends Saint Vitus, ORANGE GOBLIN will pull song selections from their extensive catalog now spanning eight studio albums. Tickets for their North American dates are set to go on sale for shows Friday, September 19th.

ORANGE GOBLIN w/ Down, Bl’ast, King Parrot:

12/01/2014 Aztec Theater – San Antonio TX
12/03/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas NV
12/05/2014 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside CA
12/06/2014 Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles CA
12/07/2014 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento CA
12/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco CA
12/10/2014 Showbox at the Market – Seattle WA
12/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver BC
12/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton AB
12/14/2014 Flames Central – Calgary AB
12/15/2014 Knitting Factory – Spokane WA
12/17/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver CO
12/19/2014 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City OK
12/20/2014 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas TX
12/21/2014 Warehouse Live – Houston TX

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ORANGE GOBLIN is vocalist Ben Ward, guitarist Joe Hoare, bassist Martyn Millard, and drummer Christopher Turner. The band is endorsed by Marshall Amplification, Orange Amplificaiton, Fender Bass Guitars, Natal Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Remo Skins, Vans, Volcom, Boss Pedals, Rotosound Strings, and Jagermeister.

Back From The Abyss will be released October 7th, 2014 via Candlelight Records. Preorders for Back From The Abyss are now up via ITunes, Amazon, and Candlelight’s official webstore. The album is available to order on CD, deluxe CD, and double vinyl.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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LONG LIVE ORANGE GOBLIN.

LONG LIVE DOWN.

LONG LIVE BL’AST & KING PARROT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ORANGE GOBLIN – Premieres New Video Via Noisey; Back From The Abyss To Drop Next Month

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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With the release of Back From The Abyss, the forthcoming new full-length from Stoner Metal icons ORANGE GOBLIN, now less than one month away, Noisey thrusts forth opening rager, “Sabbath Hex.”

Bedecked in high-speed psychedelic visuals and an occultish-vibe, the Michael Dickinson-produced clip is currently slaying eye holes via Noisey at THIS LOCATION

And if you missed it, check out the Motörheadian dirt rock swagger of “The Devil’s Whip” still streaming at Loudwire HERE.

Recorded earlier this year in London, ORANGE GOBLIN‘s Back From The Abyss was produced by Jamie Dodd, mastered at Turan Audio and follows the band’s most successful release, 2012’s A Eulogy For The Damned, and the recent reissue of their 2007 album Healing Through Fire. Rocking hard as fans have come expect, Back From The Abyss shows not only the band’s signature blues ‘n’ doom persuasion but the high-caliber of their musicianship.

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In an advance 9/10 review of the record, This Is Not A Scene crowns Back From The Abyss, “another triumph for ORANGE GOBLIN,” furthering that it maintains the band’s, “consistent level of songwriting and performance all the way through its twelve tracks that make this their most accomplished album to date. Proof that hard work does indeed pay off.”

Together since 1995, ORANGE GOBLIN has released seven full-length studio albums. A Eulogy For The Damned was the band’s first for Candlelight Records and closed a five-year recording hiatus. The album was supported with the most live dates by the band in their history; touring that saw the band on North American soil first alongside Clutch then on a full-scale headlining tour that found them on thirty-eight stages across the US and Canada. Two videos were filmed and released for the album, including “Red Tide Rising” and the special Scion A/V video for “Acid Trials.”

Back From The Abyss will be released October 7th, 2014 via Candlelight Records. Preorder your copy at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ORANGE GOBLIN:

http://www.facebook.com/orangegoblinofficial

http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com

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LONG LIVE ORANGE GOBLIN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Scion Audio Visual Present RED FANG “The Meadows” Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Red Fang have a new music video for The Meadows from their recently released EP, Scion A/V Presents Red Fang (http://www.scionav.com/2014/05/06/red-fang-meadows-shadows-download/). The glutinous clip finds the hairy and hilarious metal band putting on their fancy clothes and putting away a herculean amount of food in a super slow motion.

Red Fang released Whales and Leeches in October 2014, with the eleven-song album quickly becoming the band’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed release to date.  Alternative Press described the album as “bigger, bolder, heavier, catchier and even more savagely fun,” Stereogum said the release “takes flight and soars,” while Magnet Magazine said Whales and Leeches “is a monumental success – a clear line from Red Fang’s earliest recordings to it latest.”

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on RED FANG:

Website: http://redfang.net/

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LONG LIVE RED FANG.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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