HAIDUK Releases New Album ‘Diabolica’

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 25, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Diabolica is the fourth full length album from solo project HAIDUK. Fusing punishing melodic black metal and high speed death-thrash, HAIDUK is the demonic brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Luka Milojica.

In Luka’s own words, Diabolica is: “Pure evil, speed and darkness!”

With lightning-fast songs HAIDUK returns to the hyper-speed riffing approach, following 2018’s more hypnotic sounding album Exomancer. Thematically, the new album is a continuation of the lore explored in the previous releases, with new short stories, maps, and a timeline included in the CD booklet.

Purchase: https://haiduk.bandcamp.com/album/diabolica

HAIDUK is:
Luka Milojica – all instruments (guitars, vocals, drum programming), mixing & mastering, artwork.

Album Track List: 
1. Corpse Crown 2:00
2. Swarm 2:27
3. Upheaval 2:28
4. Encirclement 2:26
5. Wraithavoc 2:29
6. Cyclone 2:56
7. Ballista 2:33
8. Abyss Mage 3:06
9. Morph 2:43
10. Infernal 2:50
11. Sea of Fire 5:12

Discography:
2010 – Plagueswept (demo) 
2012 – Spellbook (full-length)
2015 – Demonicon (full-length)
2018 – Exomancer (full-length)
2021 – Diabolica (full-length)

Links:
www.haiduk.ca
haiduk.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/haidukmetal
www.youtube.com/haidukplague

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE HAIDUK.

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT – WINS “ARTIST OF THE YEAR” AT THE OMA’S 

Posted in Heavy Metal on September 24, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Singer/Songwriter LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT has won the prestigious OMA (Oshawa Music Award) for “Artist or Band of the Year”. She won the award in honor of her critically acclaimed 2020 release Worlds Away. 

Per the OMA website, “The Best Artist or Band of the Year award is presented to an artist or band, born and or residing in the Durham Region, in any genre, that has achieved substantial recognition and success within the eligibility period. The artist or band has positively contributed to the Durham Region’s music community at large and helped to put the Durham Region on the map.”

LINDSAY commented “I could not have become the artist that I did and done what I’ve done with my career if it was not for all that Oshawa has offered”.

Watch the award ceremony here:  https://youtu.be/YKTqxzQxHYI?t=4977

Listen to World’s Awayhttps://schoolcraftmusic.bandcamp.com/album/worlds-away

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Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT.

WITHERFALL – Tour With Evergrey Is Cancelled

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 23, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Hey,

Just popping in to tell you guys our Evergrey tour that we were so stoked about just got cancelled.

We were so excited to see all of you – but ultimately this is just another struggle we have to overcome.

Ticket refunds are available at the point of sale.

We will be announcing our own dates soon. You can be the first to find out about them by following us on Facebook or Instagram as well as by staying on this list.

In the meantime – we printed a ton of merch for this that we’re currently stuck with. It cost us a ton of money and we need to start selling it.

Check out the full line of Curse Of Autumn merch that we printed here:

https://witherfall.com/merch

We apologize once again to anyone inconvenienced by this. It seriously sucks.

Witherfall

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

LONG LIVE EVERGREY.

Spain’s THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES Releasing ‘Foundation’ EP October 22nd On Lacerated Enemy 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Madrid (SP) – Spanish Death Metal horde THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES will release Foundation this October 22 on Lacerated Enemy Records. The EP’s first single, “A Humanless War,” is available now at youtu.be/BMFDeoTly08.

Visit this location for single availability on other digital platforms.

On the Foundation EP, THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES play dissonant blackened technical death metal in the vein of Obscura, Der Weg einer Freiheit and Abhorrent.

Comments Lacerated Enemy: “We are very pleased to announce that THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES has joined Lacerated Enemy family. Hailing from Madrid, Spain, THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES formed in 2006 creating their brand of technical Brutal Death Metal. After releasing two successful albums, Heliopause Fleets (2012) and The Black Legend (2015), the band established a strong fan base in Europe and received great reviews for both.”

While supporting numerous well known acts since the creation of the band, THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES was ready to enter the studio again to record another masterpiece of blackened technical death metal. The record brings its influences from progressive and technical songwriting, while still accompanied by a blackened atmospheric quality that keeps the listener intrigued about what will come next.

Line-up:
Johny – Drums, Dario – Guitar, Fran- Guitar, Cosmea – Bass, Turri – Vocals


Pre-order:

laceratedenemy.bigcartel.com/artist/thirteen-bled-promises 

laceratedenemyrecords.

bandcamp.com/album/thirteen-bled-promises-foundation

Track Listing:
1. A Dead Fucking Alien And Now I Am Fucking Immortal, 2. Hell Froze, 3. Intergorelactic, 4. A Humanless War

facebook.com/thirteenbp

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES.

New York City’s TOWER To Release ‘Shock To The System’ In November 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

New York (NY) – In November, NYC true metallers TOWER will release their sophomore studio album, Shock To The System, via Cruz Del Sur Music. The album was recorded in May and June at Artifact studio in Ridgewood, New York, with Sasha Stroud serving as co-producer and engineer. The album’s cover was created by Morgan Jesse Lappin. 

According to vocalist Sarabeth Linden, half of the music and lyrics for Shock To The System were written during the recent lockdown attributed to the global pandemic. The result is TOWER’s most complete outing to date — a veritable metal call-to-arms that combines the band’s energetic brand of NWOBHM and classic rock into ten anthemic cuts. 

“We stayed centered around our established style but took it to new levels in some places,” says Linden. “The heavy parts are heavier than before, the fast parts are faster, the slow parts are slower, and one song is around seven minutes, which we’ve never come close to previously. Musically, there are a lot of firsts on this record.” 

TOWER (who are completed by the guitar tandem of James Danzo and Zak Penley and drummer James Jones) only has one previous full-length studio album to their credit, 2016’s self-titled outing. While their 2019 Tomorrow & Yesterday EP featured four songs of rocked-up metal, Shock To The System takes TOWER’s sound to the next level.  

“The first album is already five years old!” exclaims Linden. “It seems so long ago now. The songs that are still in the live set, like ‘Flames’, ‘Raceway Rock’ and ‘Elegy’ are still very much in the vein of the new material. The EP was a bit more simple and aggressive, and those elements are on the album, too, but manifest in a different way. In general, we have grown a lot as a band and as individuals. We’ve matured, and it’s reflected in the music.”

TOWER recently celebrated its return to the stage in July. With Shock To The System in the can, the band plans on preparing for future live dates — and a new bassist. “We’re in the process of revamping the lineup for tour, as Jeff Filmer stepped aside to give his full attention to his bands SHADOWLAND and HUSTLER,” closes Linden. “We’ll be ready to hit the road by year’s end. See you soon! Be prepared!”

Track Listing:
1. Blood Moon, 2. Prince of Darkness, 3. Metatron, 4. Running Out of Time, 5. Lay Down the Law, 6. Hired Gun, 7. The Black Rose, 8. On the Line, 9. In Dreams, 10. Powder Keg

Line-up:
Sarabeth Linden – Vocals
James Danzo – Guitar
Zak Penley – Guitar
James Jones – Drums
*Bass on the album recorded by Jeff Filmer.

towernyc.bandcamp.com/releases

facebook.com/TOWERnyc
cruzdelsurmusic.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE TOWER.

JOAN AVANT Announces New Album  

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , on September 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Dies Irae is the new enchanting, gothic offering from JOAN AVANT. Based out of Dallas, Texas, JOAN transcends genre boundaries writing classically inspired music with an experimental, heavy edge. Following her 2019 debut Drown Ophelia, the new release is louder, nastier, and darker.

JOAN comments:

“This album really melds a world of fantasy Victoriana with symphonic hard rock. I can’t wait to share it.”  

JOAN’s musical venture began in childhood with classical training. Having become frustrated by the limitations of classical music and drawn to the artistic freedom of rock and metal music, she fused the two elements into her self-titled rock act.

Dies Irae will release on the 10th of December 2021 via Red Masque Records.

Track List:

  1. Cirque Fernando
  2. Better Broken
  3. Courtesan
  4. Mr. Chandler
  5. Party for Dolores
  6. Dies Irae
  7. Marionetta
  8. All the Voices
  9. Keys to the Castle
  10. End of the Opera

Links:
https://www.joanavant.com

https://www.redmasquerecords.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE JOAN AVANT.

W.E.B. – Greek Symphonic Extreme Metal Act To Release ‘Colosseum’ Full-Length November 19th Via Metal Blade Records; New Video Now Playing + Preorders Available 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Georgina Staikou)

Athens-based metal outfit W.E.B. will release their Colosseum full-length on November 19th via Metal Blade Records today; unveiling the record’s artwork, track listing, first single, and preorders.

Forged in 2002 out of a “necessity to scream, blast, and create emotions and get on stage to exchange them with an audience,” Greece’s W.E.B. have steadily forged a path to becoming one of the premier European symphonic extreme metal bands expressing darkness and death through adrenaline and poetry. An output that’s both candid and theatrical, W.E.B. is here to move you, provoke you, and invite you on a journey through ravendark and starless nights. With four albums already under their collective belt, 2021’s fifth full-length, Colosseum, is inarguably the band’s greatest and most direct work to date.

“We wanted this album to be as straightforward as we could make it. We wanted it to be aggressive and to the point, and at the same time we have pushed literally everything, higher, faster, louder, harder. It is our most metal album,” states guitarist/vocalist Sakis Prekas. Combining the brutal with the catchy and drenching it in orchestrations that only serve to expand its epic scale, Colosseum is a thrilling, gripping listen with each of its nine tracks playing an important part in the album as a whole, making it clear that W.E.B. stands toe-to-toe with anyone in their genre.

With Colosseum, the band welcomes two new members: drummer Nikitas Mandolas, who joined following the recording of 2017’s Tartarus and whose playing is perfectly suited to the music W.E.B. make, and bassist/vocalist Hel Pyre. “Apart from the great lyrics and the perfect bass performance, she offered her brutal and clean vocals on many parts of the album, leaving her own mark of fire. This is a completely new element for W.E.B. that really gave a unique character to the material.”

With the lineup solidified, writing commenced in early 2019, sending ideas back and forth to one another, subsequently honing each song over many pre-production sessions. “With no references, when we make music, our only thoughts are that we want to make it sound as awesome as we can,” states Sakis. The dramatic orchestrations are of course a large part of that, with Christos Antoniou of Septicflesh handling this aspect of the sound as he has on previous W.E.B. releases. “Metal is the most revolutionary music genre ever to exist; adding to it symphonic orchestra makes the experience even more epic and emotional in a massive way. We want our music to inspire the senses, thus we aspire to make it intense from our perspective.”

Stream W.E.B.’s first single “Dominus Maleficarum” at THIS LOCATION.

W.E.B.’s Colosseum will be available on CD, fruit punch-colored LP, and digital formats. Find preordering options HERE.

In titling the record ColosseumW.E.B. draw comparisons with the past and present, in typically brutal style. “The Colosseum was the famous gigantic arena in Rome to give the people ‘food and spectacle,’ whereas what it truly did was to quench the mob’s thirst for blood and violence and keep their minds away from thinking; kind of an ancient TV-brainwash machine,” notes Sakis. “People nowadays seem to be thirsty for blood more than ever. They seek violence in almost everything. You can see it in social media, in the streets – even a simple fight between kids in a schoolyard attracts the other kids, not to separate but to watch. Humans miss the Colosseum and what it gave to their violent nature, even though they will never admit it. The title Colosseum is the irony of giving them what they secretly desire. Maybe then they will start to understand what they see in their mirror and hopefully it will bother them.”

Colosseum was recorded, mixed, and mastered in Sound Abuse Production Studio in Athens by Psychon and produced by Sakis Prekas. While Sakis admits it was the most difficult record they’ve ever made, it was also the smoothest of all recording sessions, largely due to being so prepared. “It also had to do a lot with the chemistry between us and the way Psychon works with us: keeping the recordings on a strict schedule, and at the same time making us always feel comfortable to express ourselves.”

Still, there were obstacles to overcome when it came to orchestrations and arrangements. “When you enter the rabbit-hole of symphonic orchestra and synths, you are in a chaos of sounds, and new ideas are always born through this. We had to spend hours on sound design and decisions like never before, yet the outcome speaks for itself.”

http://webmetalband.com

http://www.facebook.com/webdarkness

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE W.E.B.

KINGS AND LIARS – Sign with Salt Of The Earth Records 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 21, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of Connecticut based hard rock juggernaut, KINGS AND LIARS.

Comprised of brothers, Charlie (vocals/guitars) and Nick Bellmore (drums/vocals) as well as Christopher Tayler Beaudette (vocals/bass) This album sees a more streamlined band returning to the spotlight as a three piece, hell bent on delivering some heavy as all hell, well crafted, catchy songs.

The members of KINGS AND LIARS share international notoriety as members of some severely ass kicking bands… Kingdom Of Sorrow, The Dee Snider Band, Jasta, Entierro, and Toxic Holocaust to name a few. 

KINGS AND LIARS drummer, Nick, is an uber producer who has been at the helm of many many kick ass releases. When great artists want to up the heavy, they call these guys.

“When we started KINGS and LIARS we had a few goals – write serious riffs, have amazing choruses, focus on great harmonies, and be able to do it all live,” said KINGS AND LIARS bassist/vocalist Christopher Taylor Beaudette. “With this album we have definitely reached our goals sound wise, and we really can’t wait to bring this album on the road, and bring our performances to new levels.”

Guitarist/vocalist Charlie Bellmore comments on singing with Salt Of The Earth Records: “It feels like We’ve found a kindred spirit in Salt Of The Earth Records. And we have absolute trust that our new friends at the label will be the hardest workers in the room. They are going to bust ass to get our music into the ears and hands of heavy riff lovers everywhere. That’s what KINGS AND LIARS is all about. We want to get our music to everyone who has ever wanted to hear it.”

Salt Of The Earth Records founder Scott Harrington had this to say about his newest acquisition, “To say I am amped about having KINGS AND LIARS on Salt Of The Earth Records is an enormous understatement. When I heard these songs I damn near dropped. Seriously, Charlie writes epic riffs, and this band floors me. Just wait till you hear this!”

KINGS AND LIARS will release their first album on Salt Of The Earth Records this winter. In July, the band released a single titled “We Are Alive.” Stream the song at this location.

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE KINGS AND LIARS.

HAND OF KALLIACH – RELEASE NEW SONG/ANNOUNCE PRE-ORDERS 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 20, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Celtic metal duo HAND OF KALLIACH have released their track “Beneath Starlit Waters” on Bandcamp. The song is from their upcoming release Samhainn which will be released on October 22 2021. You can download the track when you purchase the CD or digital pre-order of the album.

The band commented about the release “We’re both extremely excited to be releasing our debut full-length, Samhainn. Named after the ancient Celtic festival of winter (pronounced ‘Sah-win’), this album represents a huge gear change in our writing and production from our initial work, bringing a darker and more aggressive energy to our hybrid sound of melodeath and folk metal.”

Listen: https://handofkalliach.bandcamp.com/album/samhainn

John Fraser – vocals, guitars and drums
Sophie Fraser – vocals and bass

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/HandOfKalliach

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE HAND OF KALLIACH.

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE – To Release ‘Until The Darkness Goes’ This November 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags on September 19, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Indianapolis (IN) – Doom titans APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE will release their fifth studio album, Until The Darkness Goes, this November via Cruz Del Sur Music.

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE — featuring vocalist/guitarist Chuck Brown, guitarist/vocalist Steve Janiak, bassist Mike Naish and drummer Corey Webb — initially planned to record the album in late 2020, but health and safety concerns over the global pandemic pushed the start date to May 17 of this year. Once again, the band hunkered down in Russian Recording in Bloomington, Indiana, with long-time producer/engineer Mike Bridavsky at the helm.

According to Naish, the goal heading into the creation of Until The Darkness Goes was to write shorter, more compact songs, with an onus on their quality and emotional impact on the listener. “This album is short even by our standards,” he says. “The emotion of the lyrics coupled with slower tempos suggest a sudden and painful personal loss, a mood that evolved over the album’s creation. It is probably more about refining what we do best as a band — and individuals — to convey an idea as opposed to continuing a theme. In short, it’s a more polished version of everything we all loved about our previous records.”

The pandemic directly impacted APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE — one of its members lost both parents, casting a pall over its creation. The band took advantage of shifting recording dates to refine the album, resulting in what is unquestionably their darkest and most heartfelt LP to date.

“The pandemic was ever-present as the songwriting process evolved,” says Naish. “Thus, more of our personal experiences became infused in our playing and songwriting, specifically around vocal harmonies. To play music together was cathartic for us, but it was also challenging to stay safe during a pandemic. We were fortunate to have support from our label, Cruz Del Sur, to record when we felt comfortable. So, that’s what we did.”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE recently resumed live activity, including two opening slots on the abbreviated THE OBSESSED and THE SKULL American tour. While the band enjoyed hitting the stage once again, they couldn’t help but worry things could come to a halt at any time.

“There always seemed to be some impending sense of doom (pun intended?) that nothing has any sense of permanence,” finishes Naish. “We are generously supported when we tour, and, for that, we are grateful. We owe it to ourselves and each other to pull our weight to bring this pandemic to an end. We want to tour in support of this release when conditions are favorable for both performers and fans. Unfortunately, we cannot predict when that will be. Working musicians are struggling right now to make ends meet, and we feel uncomfortable putting anyone at risk in these trying times. We’ll see you all as soon as we can do it safely.”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE:

Chuck Brown – Vocals/Guitars
Steve Janiak – Guitars/Vocals
Mike Naish – Bass
Corey Webb – Drums

Cover artwork – original oil on canvas by WÆK.

Source: ClawHammer PR

apostleofsolitude.bandcamp.com

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE.

DEATHCAVE – Seattle Doom/Sludge Trio Announces December Tour With Heiress And More! 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Kelly-O)

Seattle-based doom/sludge trio DEATHCAVE will return to the stage this Winter for a two-week run of live dates beginning December 2nd in Seattle, Washington and concluding December 15th in Sacramento, California. Support will be provided by labelmates Heiress as well as Worship, Duhkha and Ugly on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.

Named after the Apache Death Cave in Arizona, DEATHCAVE was forged in 2018 and hit the ground running as its three members — Freiburger (Throne Of Bone, Brain Scraper), Benny Koslosky (Swampyheavy), and Tony Muñoz (Razorhoof, Worship) — are longtime veterans of the underground touring circuit.  

The band released their critically lauded Smoking Mountain full-length last year. A devouring fusion of thrash, psychedelic, stoner, and doom elements with lyrics based on personal stories reinterpreted in the realm of mythological tales, DEATHCAVE’s Smoking Mountain revolves around the concept of inevitable death and decay of not only humans, but nature as well.  

Smoking Mountain was recorded by Ben Verellen (Harkonen, Helms Alee) at The Unknown in Anacortes, Washington, mixed by Verellen at Verellen Amplifiers and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, Full Of Hell, Gatecreeper, High Command) at Audioseige. The thundering five-track offering, which includes guest vocals by Andrea Vidal (Holy Grove), Dave Verellen (Botch, Narrows), and Neil McAdams (Black Breath), as well as a track dedicated to late Black Breath bassist Elijah Nelson, and is available digitally and on limited edition vinyl. 

Stream Smoking Mountain via the DEATHCAVE Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.

DEATHCAVE is putting the finishing touches on their followup to Smoking Mountain with details to be unveiled in the weeks to come.

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DEATHCAVE.

THE DEAD DAISIES – ‘Like No Other’ USA Tour Update

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

FOR OUR USA FOLLOWERS

We’ve been out on the road on our US dates for a week now and it’s been great catching up with you all again! 

We’ve seen that times are tough for a lot of people now and we would like to do what we can to make life a little easier for you.

To that end, some of the US venues have very kindly agreed to create a code so you can bring a friend or loved one along for a night of rock and comedy and share the healing power of music! 

We’re hoping we can get more venues on board!

Go to this link to share the love: 

https://thedeaddaisies.com/us-ticket-offer/

Look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming shows!

We’re really digging being on our Like No Other US Tour with The Black Moods and the rock n’ roll comedic genius Don Jamieson! 

Come and join us for some nights of Rock and Comedy!  We won’t be back for a while so let’s get together and have some fun and ROCK!!

LONG LIVE THE DEAD DAISIES.

JOSEPH IZAYEA – Announces New Album ’Harder Truths’

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Harder Truths is the epic debut solo release from JOSEPH IZAYEA featuring some heavyweights of the metal world including the legendary Doc Coyle from BAD WOLVES & GOD FORBID, Kris Norris, formerly of DARKEST HOUR, Buz McGrath of UNEARTH, Chris Daniele, formerly of The ACACIA STRAIN, Tim MacMillar of  PROTEST THE HERO, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD’s Justin Longshore, as well as Josh Gilbert of AS I LAY DYING / WOVENWAR.

Watch the announcement video here: https://youtu.be/2OEpv51IuXs

JOSEPH comments:

“I’m absolutely elated to announce the coming release of my first ever solo album, “Harder Truths”. I did my very best to assemble this album in collaboration with some of the best and brightest songwriters in heavy music, some of whom I have personally been following for many years, and even a few of whom I’m honored to now call my friends. This endeavor took a lot of time to put together, as ensuring my commitments to my other projects, Sour Times, Seeking Sirens, and From Under Concrete Kings was paramount of my priorities. Also of tremendous importance was doing this thing the right way, involving as many of my friends in my current and former bands into the fold as possible, because I wouldn’t be here today without them. I truly hope that you all will find this release well worth the wait.”

JOSEPH has been producing songs and performing as a vocalist since 2007, and has released nine albums, numerous singles and covers of various genres. Currently the vocalist for FROM UNDER CONCRETE KINGS, SEEKING SIRENS, and SOUR TIMES, he’s shown no signs of slowing down. This collaboration album will be released under the umbrella of JOSEPH’s production company “Do Work” on the 26th November 2021. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josephizayea

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE JOSEPH IZAYEA.

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT Releases New Song With SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA 

Posted in Heavy Metal on September 16, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT and SARAH JEZEBEL have DEVA revealed their new song “Stolen Light”. The song is available to stream and purchase via Bandcamp.

Listen here: https://schoolcraftmusic.bandcamp.com/track/stolen-light-feat-sarah-jezebel-deva

“Through the many strange events that have occurred during this pandemic, you could say the friendship between SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA and LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT was an unlikely one, but also to be expected considering their shared musical pasts. After a year of humming and hawing on what to do musically together while throwing sassy comments back and forth at one another on social media, a small idea sparked and turned into the fully symphonic track “Stolen Light ” that you hear today.”

LINDSAY Commented further: “Stolen Light is about taking back your power after enduring a long and grueling abusive relationship. Often verbal and emotional abuse is overlooked compared to physical violence, but the after effects have proven to be equally as fatal in the long run. SARAH and I bonded over our shared struggles we’ve faced in the music industry and this song is an ode to our perseverance, strength, and triumph in taking back our careers and love of singing and creating music.” 

Ethereal orchestration provides a delicate and uplifting backdrop for the soaring vocal melodies. “Stolen Light” has a deeply intimate mood exploring the overcoming of personal trials and tribulations.

About LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT and SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA:

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT is a Juno Nominated, ethereal gothic metal solo artist, harpist and founding member of the chamber black metal band ANTIQVA. SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA is the haunting, dynamic vocalist of TORN BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, and previously performed with the likes of MORTIIS, THERION, ANGTORIA, & NADER SADEK.

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT:

Website: https://www.lindsayschoolcraft.com/
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lindsayschoolcraft

SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahjezebeldeva1977/
Bandcamp: https://tornbetweentwoworldsofficial.bandcamp.com/

Source: C Squared Music

Josh Freese To Release “Just A Minute, Vol. 1” – Out October 29, 2021 On Loosegroove Records

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , on September 15, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

A Collection of One Minute Songs Written and Recorded By Freese 
During the 2020 Covid Pandemic

Freese on tour with Sting, The Offspring and Devo…

(Los Angeles, CA) – September 2021 – Like many musicians during 2020, Josh Freese (drummer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, & composer) began writing and recording every day from home.  Freese announced last May on social media, “In a series I’m calling ‘Quickies,’ I’ve recorded 1 min songs that I’ll start posting in the next day. Solely for the fact that it’s been the most fun I’ve had creatively in a long time and I’m getting off on it.”  Sure enough, the songs (accompanied with original videos directed by Josh) went viral across Josh’s rabid social media fanbase.  Now, the entire collection will be available to purchase

Loosegroove Records, a label owned by Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) and Regan Hagar (Malfunkshun, Brad, Satchel), are excited to release Josh Freese Just A Minute, Vol. 1, which features 20 one-minute songs all written and composed by Josh Freese.

Some featured tracks on the record include “The Dwarves And The Queens” – Josh explains “I love the Dwarves and I love the Queens Of The Stone Age and have been a part of both their extended families for over 20 years. The bands were friends, had a big falling out years ago and it’s never been the same. I’ve always thought it was a shame and that they somehow should be friends again one day. I like ’em better together than apart….a couple of the last real rock n’ roll bands out there still doing it. This song comes from pure love for all those guys.”

“Heavy Metal Car Collection” garnered an impressive response from the interwebs when it was first posted earlier this year.  Josh thoughtfully reflects on the cut, “If Cardi B can sing about her ‘Wet A** P***y’ I should be able to sing about some heavy metal guy’s car collection. The original title was “Vince Neil’s Car Collection” but I’m already talking about him in one of the other tracks (Headlock Headlock Nicolas Cage.) Vince doesn’t need two songs about him. Maybe my next record will be a whole Vince Neil concept album? With the state we find ourselves living in right now I think it’s my responsibility to talk about issues like this and hopefully get a dialogue going between people and make the world a better place. I know you know what I’m talking about.”

Stream Heavy Metal Car Collection and The Dwarves And The Queens, here and watch the original video for HMCC here.
 
Pre Save/Pre Order  Just A Minute, Vol 1 here

The record will be available on vinyl & digitally everywhere on October 29, 2021. Complete track listing below.

Artist: Josh Freese
Album: Just A Minute, Vol 1.
Release Date: October 29, 2021

Side A 
1. Aint Nuthin Funny Bout 2020
2. Where I Have To Go
3. The Dwarves and The Queens
4. Can’t Get Married, Can’t Get Buried
5. Baby’s First Beard
6. I Might Fix It
7. Headlock Headlock Nicolas Cage
8. The Ghost Of Hardy Fox
9. Disneyland Is Closed
10. Foaming Meats

Side B
1. Heavy Metal Car Collection
2. Wanda Is White
3. 2020 Blues
4. Get Help
5. Margot Robbie
6. I Took You To The Fair, Didn’t I Ruf
7. Your Body Is A Nightmare
8. Learning To Like It
9. Mom Buns
10. Lock Down
 

About Josh Freese:

Josh is most notably known for this work as a member of both The Vandals and Devo.   He also has appeared on over 400+ records and has toured with bands such as Guns N Roses, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer  Paramore, Sting, The Replacements, Devo, The Vandals & more. 

More on Josh in his own words! 
     
“If you hate reading bio’s as much as I hate writing them, I’ll do us both a favor and try and make this short and painless. I’ve been playing drums with everyone under the sun for the past 30 yrs. Joined the musicians union when I was 12 to play Top 40 out at Disneyland and then started touring and making records when I was 15. I’ve appeared on hundreds of records with artists ranging from Michael Buble to Suicidal Tendencies. Nine Inch Nails to Glen Campbell. Sting to The Vandals. A Perfect Circle to Danny Elfman. DEVO to Guns n’ Roses. The Replacements to Weezer to…you get the picture. A bunch of fantastic artists and probably twice as many bad ones. I’ve made some solo records and have co-written songs with Queens Of The Stone Age, Guns n Roses, Sting, The Vandals, A Perfect Circle, Devo and more.

It’s been full steam ahead since I left the 10th grade to go on tour up until March 2020. Once I realized I was going to be home for more than 20 minutes for the first time ever (and most of my work vanished for the foreseeable future) I had to figure out how I was going to keep sane and stay creative. I retreated out to my studio to write songs with no agenda or expectations. I needed an escape from the ’no fun real world’ that was just outside the studio door and wanted to utilize finally having some time to myself….to be myself. Once again, writing songs that I wasn’t going to do anything ‘professionally’ with. I had no plans to release them and didn’t care about ever trying to make a dime with any of it. I was just ENJOYING doing it and entertaining myself. Maybe I’d make some wacky little videos on my iPhone and stick em up on instagram? And that’s what I started doing a bit of. But then when one of your best friends (and longtime cheerleaders) is Stone Gossard who just happens to have his own label and he comes to you saying “let’s put this thing out” I didn’t have to think twice about it. Sure, why not? After all, it’s what we do and this album is a great example of something being done creatively from a completely pure and honest place. Just take the lyrics to “Headlock Headlock Nicolas Cage” or “Your Body Is A Nightmare” and I think you’ll agree.
 
I feel like my solo records are similar to a tree falling in the forest. They might go completely unnoticed…but if you happen to have one land on you it’s going to do some damage…and you’ll probably never walk the same.”

Follow Josh Freese:
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Source: MAD Ink PR

LONG LIVE JOSH FREESE.

GHOUL – To Release Limited ‘Live In The Flesh’ CD/2xLP October 22nd Via Tankcrimes – New Video Now Playing + Preorders Available  

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags on September 15, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

The hooded hooligans in GHOUL will rise from the wretched depths of Creepsylvania to offer up their long-awaited Live In The Flesh opus October 22nd via Tankcrimes!  

Captured live at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in 2018, Live In The Flesh spews forth eighteen of GHOUL’s most delightfully granulated odes including “Off With Their Heads,” “As Your Casket Closes,” “Wall Of Death,” and the title track from their chart topping Dungeon Bastards full-length.  

Offers GHOUL’s Digestor of the delectable collection, “”At long last, the live GHOUL experience you’ve all been waiting for is being released by the mighty Tankcrimes Records. This thing has more hooks than a place with lots of hooks. I dunno. A fishing boat? A hook factory? It’s got thrills, chills, a hacking cough, and a 104-degree fever. The good news for you is, by the time it drops on October 22nd it likely won’t be infectious anymore.”

In advance of the record’s release, today team GHOUL unveils a white-hot video for “Word Is Law” at THIS LOCATION

GHOUL’s Live In The Flesh will be released on CD, digitally, and on limited 2xLP in four color variants: 250 x die hard splatter (splatter vinyl + signed and splattered set list), 350 x half highlighter, 400 x blue, and 1000 x highlighter yellow (retail variant – in stores only). Find CD preorders (just $6.66) HERE, LP preorders HERE, and digital preorders HERE

Additionally, from September 14th through September 21st, all GHOUL CDs will be $6.66! Who says GHOUL doesn’t love bargains?! Don’t miss out. Go to THIS LOCATION for all your GHOULish CD needs.

But wait! There’s MORE! The masked mutants will defile stages later this Fall beginning with The Splatterthrash Bash in November in San Francisco and The Decibel Metal And Beer Festival in December in Los Angeles with additional live spectacles to be announced in the coming weeks.

GHOUL: 11/26/2021 The Splatterthrash Bash @ Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA w/ Deathgrave, Captured! By Robots, Mutilated Tongue [tickets] (tickets)

12/11/2021 The Decibel Metal And Beer Fest @ The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA w Cave In, Dead Guy, Hate Eternal, more [tickets]

For those who lived through Nancy and Ronald, S.O.D., and D.R.I., GHOUL’s sound is like finding a shoebox of discontinued candy, all of it fresh to eat…” — Decibel

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Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE GHOUL.

FAITH NO MORE – STATEMENT ON TOUR CANCELATION 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , on September 14, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Sept. 14, 2021 – Faith No More have issued a statement regarding the band’s tour cancelation:

“To say that we feel shattered by these cancellations would be a complete understatement. It has been a real challenge to return to this music after a 5 year absence, but we have been working hard for a few months now, and these last few rehearsals left no doubt that we were back to top form, which makes this statement very difficult to write.

Coming on almost two years of pandemic and lack of work, it has been heartbreaking to give our crew the news. We consider our crew like family. And then, equally importantly, we are aware of what this means to our fans, who have been patiently supporting us– hoping, as we have, for a break in this frustrating situation. Many folks have taken isolation quite hard, and patiently waited as shows have been postponed time and time again. This will be tough for them.

And yet in spite of all this, we have a family member who needs help. We believe that forging ahead with these dates would have had a profoundly destructive effect on Mike, whose value to us as a brother means more to us than his job as singer. He can count on our 100% support to do what he needs to do to get things right. Just as we also ask for your support right now.

Thank you for continuing to believe in us.”

– Bill, Jon, Mike B. & Roddy”

Impacted dates:

September 16 Maryland Heights, MO Saint Louis Music Park

September 18 Chicago, IL Riot Fest

September 21 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

September 22 Newport, KY Ovation Pavilion

September 24 Kansas City, MO Grinders

September 25 Indianola, IA Knotfest

October 10 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival

October 15 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena

October 16 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center

October 18 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena

October 22 Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium

October 23 Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium

LONG LIVE FAITH NO MORE.

ILLYRIAN – PREMIERE NEW TRACK “AGE OF FIRE” 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 13, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Canadian extreme metal band ILLYRIAN have premiered their latest single, “Age of Fire” exclusively on Metal Underground. The track is taken from their upcoming EP Aegis due out on October 15th 2021.

Stream the track: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=151123

Pre-order: https://linktr.ee/illyrianband

Founded in 2015 in Calgary, Canada, ILLYRIAN was formed from the remnants of several bands and music projects in their local scene. Seeking to bring together their different backgrounds and strengths, the band quickly set to work on what would become their debut offering, 2016’s Round 2: Fight!

2019 marked the release of ILLYRIAN’s sophomore record, The Entity, Unknown. The album solidified the band’s signature approach to the metal genre, blending elements of death and thrash metal with technical and melodic composition. 

Adventuring out from their prototypical thrash metal roots while embracing the energy and drive from the genre, their sound further evolved into a more focused and precise vision, injecting elements of death metal and less conventional textures such as world percussion and traditional folk instruments into their music.

For their album, The Entity, Unknown, ILLYRIAN was awarded the 2020 YYC Music Award for “Metal Recording of the Year,” punctuating a comparatively quiet year for the unit. Soon after, the band set to work on writing and recording their next production – a concept EP. Intentionally narrowing the scope of it to fully explore and realize its story and musicality, it was written and refined in isolation from one another both due to circumstance and creative choice.

Now, with the EP recorded and ready to be unleashed, late 2021 will see the arrival of Aegis, and the return of ILLYRIAN.

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Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE ILLYRIAN.

SIREN’S RAIN – Stream New Single “Rise Forth” 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 12, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

The epic folk metal outfit have unsheathed their new single, “Rise Forth”, which is streaming now exclusively via V13. The song is the title track from the new album landing on the 8th October 2021.

Listen here: https://v13.net/2021/09/rise-forth-and-immediately-hear-sirens-rains-new-single-premiere/

The band comments:

Rise Forth” is the title track from the first full-length album from SIREN’S RAIN. A battle song, “Rise Forth” has a Viking metal feel to it, complimented by group frame drums, reminiscent of the ominous drums of war parties. Rich Hurst, vocalist of JESUS WEARS ARMANI and armoured combat fighter, lends his voiceover talents to the track. The unrelenting ending of the song was written to encourage maximum audience participation in the pit.”

Social Links:

Website: https://www.sirensrain.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sirensrainband

Pre-order the album here: https://sirensrain.bandcamp.com/album/rise-forth

Source: C Squared Music

Siren’s Rain are from Tacoma Washington.

LONG LIVE SIREN’S RAIN.

Rat Pak Records Set To Release dUg Pinnick (King’s X) “Joy Bomb”

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 10, 2021 by Metal Odyssey


From Rat Pak Records:

Legendary bassist and King’s X frontman dUg Pinnick is gearing up to add another highlight to his storied career, releasing his fifth solo album Joy Bomb on October 15th via Rat Pak Records. The upcoming album is dUg’s first solo album of new material since 2013’s Naked and features twelve brand new tracks with one bonus track.

Joy Bomb is a collection of tunes I’ve been writing for the last two years,” dUg says. “The pandemic has made me go deeper into myself and how to deal with everything and everyone in a new way. These songs are all about truth the way I see it, and I’m thankful that at 71 I can still make music that hopefully matters. Joy Bomb is my latest offer.”

From the charging rhythms of album opener “Jon Boy” all the way through the barnstorming closing track “Making Sense Of The Bones,” dUg proves that age is nothing to him and provides an album packed with the groove, swagger and soul that he has honed and perfected over his extensive career. dUg’s ability to combine a multitude of his influences into one seamless offering is on full display, tapping into everyone from Rage Against The Machine to Sly Stone to Black Sabbath. “A Long Way From Home,” “Like A Wolf” and “The Poison” show why dUg is still one of the best in metal and rock, while “I Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Social Distancing” and “Long Live Love” exemplify his ability to think outside the box and expand his range.

Track Listing:
01 Jon Boy
02 A Long Way From Home
03 Key Changer
04 Equally Divided
05 I Can’t Fight This Feeling
06 Like A Wolf
07 Social Distancing
08 Love And Fear
09 Long Live Love
10 Slaves
11 The Poison
12 Making Sense Of The Bones
13 Like A Wolf (Reprise)

Long Live dUg Pinnick.

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