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ACID KING ANNOUNCE FIRST U.S. TOUR SINCE 2006

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Acid King Center Of Everywhere US Tour - 2015 - promo flyer - #MO333MMSS

“MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, CENTER OF EVERYWHERE” RELEASED IN APRIL

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2015 – Acid King, one of North America’s original doom acts, have announced a U.S. tour, their first in nine years, kicking off Oct. 16th at Brick by Brick in San Diego.

Acid King founder/singer/guitar player Lori S. said: “After touring Europe for the past several years we’re looking forward to traveling across the U.S. and seeing if the beer has gotten any better along the way!”

U.S. Tour Dates:

October 16 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
October 17 Los Angeles, CA Complex
October 18 Tucson, AZ SW Terrorfest (Club Congress)
October 19 Albuquerque, NM Sister
October 21 Austin, TX Red 7
October 22 New Orleans, LA Siberia
October 23 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
October 24 Raleigh, NC Kings
October 25 New York, NY Saint Vitus
October 26 Boston, MA Middle East
October 27 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
October 28 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
October 29 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
October 30 St. Louis, MO Firebird
October 31 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
November 1 Denver, CO Hi Dive

Acid King released their first album in a decade, Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, in April. Outburn Magazine awarded the album a perfect 10, saying the new songs are “six of the most haunting, memorable stoner rock tunes in some time.” Decibel, who called the record a “superlative cosmic pile driver,” and dubbed the trio “pioneers of the whole stoner metal sound.”

Tickets for this tour are on-sale this Friday.

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

For more info on ACID KING:

www.facebook.com/AcidkingSF

www.acidking.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ACID KING.

Stone.

BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH – To Release ‘Architects Of The Void’ On September 29th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Los Angeles Stoner/Doom Metal band BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH will release new album Architects of the Void September 29 on CD, digital, and vinyl formats.  The album can be pre-ordered at this location.

Legendary producer Billy Anderson has expertly harnessed the band’s smoke-belching locomotive style, while the songwriting is the most captivating of the quartet’s career. Guitarist Matt Price had this to say about the results:

“It’s a relatively dark album, which is probably fitting. A few of the riffs and ideas had pretty much coagulated right before Kevin’s accident, and most of the others were colored by it, so yeah it feels kinda heavy and dark to me. I hope I don’t sound like a high falootin’ artisté, but it felt personal for me and Chase, so it wound up being more than just stringing riffs together, ya know? That being said Cas and Jordan came in and kicked ass and brought their own stamp to the sound. So it’s a bit different, but I think it captures the essence what Behold! The Monolith is all about!”

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Architects of the Void follows critically acclaimed  2012 release Defender, Redeemist and marks the debut of vocalist Jordan Nalley who took the reigns following the tragic 2013 death of Kevin McDade in a car accident. The album will also be the first for new bassist Jason “Cas” Casanova (SASQUATCH). The album artwork was created by Dusty Peterson (Bloodbath, Six Feet Under, Oceano).

The band has posted a video of its March 18th performance at Los Globos in L.A. Check it out at this location.

Full vinyl artwork below:

Behold The Monolith - Architects Of The Void - 2015 - full vinyl artwork - #99M33MOSMNSOP

Track List:

1. Umbral Vale
2. Philosopher’s Blade
3. The Mithriditist
4. Lord of Bones
5. Black Days of…
6. Between Oder and the Vistula
7. Architects of the Void

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Source: ClawHammer PR

For more info:

www.beholdthemonolith.com

www.facebook.com/beholdthemonolith

beholdthemonolith.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH.

REST IN PEACE, KEVIN MCDADE.

Stone.

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

Strauss – Online:

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LONG LIVE STRAUSS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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:

The Shrine

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LONG LIVE THE SHRINE.

LONG LIVE HEAVY AS SHIT MUSIC.

Stone.

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

Black .44 - promo band pic - #2015B44IRMO

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:

www.black44.net

https://www.facebook.com/blackpoint44

Source:

Inverse Records - logo - #2015IRMO

Website: www.inverse.fi

MetalOdyssey

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.

twingiant - devil down - promo album flyer - 2014 - #16

TWINGIANT ONLINE:



Facebook

Twitter

Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE TWINGIANT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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

Orange Goblin - Down - North America Tour - promo flyer - 2014

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.

Orange Goblin - Back From The Abyss - promo cover pic

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)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ORANGE GOBLIN.

LONG LIVE DOWN.

LONG LIVE BL’AST & KING PARROT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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