Rat Pak Records Set To Release Debut Album “Mother’s Day” From ALTA REIGN

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA/SAVATAGE AND FORMER METAL CHURCH DRUMMER JEFF PLATE LAUNCHES NEW PROJECT ALTA REIGN

Jeff Plate has joined forces with TSO keyboardist Jane Mangini and some amazing new talent to form his “years in the making” band Alta Reign. Plate and Mangini, along with Tommy Cook (guitars/lead vocals), Collin Holloway (guitars/lead vocals), Kevin McCarthy (bass, vocals) and Zach Hamilton (keyboards, guitars/vocals), will be releasing Alta Reign’s debut album Mother’s Day on January 8, 2021 via Rat Pak Records. The album is a reflection of dedication as the initial idea spawned 30 years ago and ended in 2020 with the album now being released in 2021. 

States drummer Jeff Plate, “Beginning in a rehearsal room in Rockland, Ma. 30 years ago and ending in this insane year of 2020, “Mother’s Day”  is the end result of years of writing, listening, learning, planning and waiting for the right moment to put this all together. Everyone involved has been the perfect combination of effort and talent to complete the ideas and songs that have been kicking around in my head for years. I could not be prouder to share this album with the world, this is Alta Reign.”

From the album’s opening riffs of  “Shine” to the majestic “Mother’s Day”, the reflective mood of  “Always” and the mindful closer “Rise”, Alta Reign has created something very different and original. Drawing from his history, his influences and his heroes, Plate has combined Melodic, Progressive, Hard Rock and straight up Metal to create a unique landscape for the listener. Other TSO brethren make an appearance on Mother’s Day as guitarist Joel Hoekstra can be heard on the title track and guitarist Chris Caffery shows up on “Rise”. Songs like “Thin Red Line”, the frenetic instrumental “ESC (Escape)” and “Let’s Go! (I’m In Charge Now)” present every indication that the talent of these musicians is limitless.

“I have known Jeff for 20 years through the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I had the honor of playing with him on ‘Beethoven’s Last Night’ Tour in 2010. The most fun I had on that tour was soundcheck, actually his soundcheck. He would play the coolest riffs and I probably annoyed him playing along, but I always thought how great it would be to put something together with him. Ten years later I got a call and I’m pretty sure I said yes before he even finished asking me. I’m so very happy that I fit in”, explains keyboardist Jane Mangini.

CLICK HERE TO PRE ORDER

The track listing for Mother’s Day is:

01. Shine
02. Witness
03. Thin Red Line
04. Never Say Never
05. Mother’s Day (FT Joel Hoekstra)
06. ESC (Escape)
07. Come Out and Play
08. Let’s Go! (I’m In Charge Now)
09. Always
10. Immortal
11. Passage    
12. Rise (FT Chris Caffery)
13. Always (Acoustic Version) (Bonus Track)

Source: Rat Pak Records

LONG LIVE ALTA REIGN.

STONE.

CROSSOVER – Bridgeport Connecticut Heavy Metal Legends, Release Remastered And Remixed Painkiller EP To Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 23, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

In March of 1990, four hard rock kids got together and recorded a four-song demo titled “Painkiller”. 30 years later, with some new technology and some help from Connecticut music legends, Mike Z Livingston and Static Era’s Jay Reason, Crossover is re-releasing their EP and bringing it back to life with more balls than ever.

Listen to Crossover’s timeless rocker, “True Believer”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43rGKQIu1wc

The EP includes three live bonus tracks, and their 4 original songs, “Painkiller”, “Identity”, “Too Many Fears” and “True Believer”. “It’s gritty, raw, and as old school as it gets,” says Jay “Ice” Piccirillo. “If you like Metallica Kill Em’ All meets DRI then this is a must listen! Enjoy and thank you all for the great memories!”

Crossover formed in Bridgeport, CT during the late 80s as part of the hardcore and metal scene that was beginning to flourish around New York City. Jay had an idea to put together a Metal/Hardcore/Thrash/Punk style band which, at the time, was labeled ‘Crossover’ music. Comprised of Scott Smith (rhythm guitar/vocals), Bill Smith (drums), Scott Camara (guitar) and Jay “Ice” Piccirillo (bass), the band played everywhere from keg parties to clubs, and quickly gained a loyal following.

During the Fall of 2002, the band reunited for a live benefit show that would feature Crossover, Payback, Sonick Plague, Dresden, Lost Generation, Forced Reality, and 76 percent Uncertain. The band’s lineup that night consisted of Jay, Bill Smith, GB Hammond from Lost Generation, Charlie Taylor from Payback, and Andy Reitano from Blastmat.


While the band’s lifespan was relatively short, their influence can still be felt today. Hatebreed singer, Jamey Jasta, bought Jay’s Mesa Boogie amp when they were in their beginning stages and told him he had a Crossover sticker on his bedroom door when he was 14 years old. Piccirillo recalls, “It was pretty damn cool hearing that.”

It is now 30 years later since the original demo was released and over the years technology has come a long way. Crossover now has the sound and mix they envisioned three decades ago, and are excited to share it with old and new fans alike.

For more on Crossover, including their new site and merchandise, visit:

https://crossovermusic.bigcartel.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Crossover-Metal-CT-114806573757071

https://www.instagram.com/crossovermetalct/

Source: Fresh Tracks Marketing

LONG LIVE THE METAL LEGACY OF CROSSOVER.

STONE.

KREATOR – Reborn Through Tapes Records To Release “Terror Prevails” For The First Time On Tape!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 22, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

It’s time to raise the flag of… tapes!


KREATOR
, Germany’s legendary thrash metal icons return with the official reissue of their live album “Terror Prevails – Live at Rock Hard Festival 2010”, which is available for the very first time as a 2xMC tape box limited to 444 copies worldwide via Reborn Through Tapes Records.

Witness one of thrash metal’s most unrelenting bands at the height of their powers on the live stage.

Featuring:

– Silk-screened box with dedicated graphics

– Full and official audio recording of the Kreator show at “Rock Hard Festival Germany 2010”, in high audio definition on 2 colored and silkscreened cassettes.

– Free Postcard

“Terror Prevails – Live at Rock Hard Festival 2010”
is available December 20th, 2020, on Reborn Through Tapes Records. Pre-Order AT THIS LOCATION.

PART 1 – TAPE ONE

SIDE A:

1 – Choir of the Damned (intro) 00:53
2 – The Pestilence 08:10
3 – Hordes Of Chaos 05:07
4 – Phobia 03:22
5—Enemy Of God 05:50

SIDE B:

1 – Impossible Brutality 04:37
2 – Endless Pain 02:44
3 – Pleasure to Kill 03:18
4 – Terrible Certainty 05:16

PART 2 – TAPE TWO

SIDE A:

1 – Extreme Aggression 06:08
2 – Coma Of Souls 04:31
3 – Amok Run 04:32
4 – Violent Revolution 06:31

SIDE B:

1 – Demon Prince 06:00
2 – When The Sun Burns Red 06:20
3 – Flag of Hate 02:54
4 – Tormentor 04:21

Reborn Through Tapes Records:


https://www.facebook.com/rebornthroughtapesrecords

https://www.instagram.com/reborn_through_tapes_records/

https://rebornthroughtaperecords.bigcartel.com/

LONG LIVE KREATOR.

STONE.

KIX CELEBRATES 35-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1985 ALBUM, MIDNITE DYNAMITE, WITH THE RELEASE OF MIDNITE DYNAMITE RE-LIT

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 18, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

RE-MIXED & RE-MASTERED VERSION OF MIDNITE DYNAMITE

OUT NOVEMBER 20, 2020

NEW YORK, NY (November – 2020) In a year full of bad news, KIX is excited to bring some good news to their fans. On the 35th anniversary of the release of Midnite Dynamite, Maryland hard rock icons, KIX will release Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit (track listing below), on November 20, 2020. For Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit, KIX partnered with long-time collaborator and the album’s original producer, Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Ratt, Warrant, KIX), for a blistering update of the fan-favorite album. Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit is available for pre-order now on the band’s webstore where fans can also purchase special commemorative merchandise including T-shirts, hoodies, keychains, and more.

KIX’s third album of their career, originally released October 7, 1985, Midnite Dynamite reflected the band’s true essence, as the popular musical landscape of the mid 80’s had shifted in their favor. From the slash-and-burn riffing of the album’s title track and the high-speed antics of “Layin’ Rubber,” to the Aerosmith flavored groove of numbers like “Cold Shower” and “Sex,” to the heart-break melancholia of the album’s sole ballad, “Walkin’ Away,” Midnite Dynamite is packed with material that delivers not only attitude in spades, but also pummels the listener with hook after hook.

Thirty-five years after its initial release, Midnite Dynamite remains a fan and band favorite, and Hill (who also remixed KIX’s hit album Blow My Fuse to mark its 30th anniversary in 2018) relished the opportunity to return to the original 1985 multi-track tapes.

About the new mix, Hill says, “The guitars don’t have as much schmutz on them as the original, and Steve’s vocal just jumps off the page now without all the bulls**t that I was putting on it then. I guess that’s what happens when you mix and produce for an additional 35 years.”

“Back in the 80s, everything had way too much echo, way too much reverb,” recalls vocalist Steve Whiteman. “It was so muddy that sometimes you would lose some really dynamic performances. Beau cleaned all that up on the Blow My Fuse re-release, and he’s doing the same thing on Midnite Dynamite, so it sounds incredible.”

Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit also includes original demo recordings for seven out of the ten songs, plus one early album mix of the song, “Walking Away.”  “We chose to include a demo disc, like Fuse 30 Reblown, even though we were missing two songs,” says bassist Mark Schenker. “Nobody had a copy on either cassette or two track stereo quarter-inch tape. I searched high and low and couldn’t find the demos of ‘Scarlet Fever,’ or ‘Bang Bang.’”

In 2014, KIX released their seventh full-length album, Rock Your Face Off (Loud & Proud Records) their first studio effort since 1995’s Show Business. The album debuted at #1 on Amazon’s “Hard Rock and Metal “chart, in the Top 50 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart, #5 on the “Independent Albums “chart, #11 on the “Top Internet “chart, #17 on the “Top Rock Albums” chart, #27 on the “Indie/Small Chain Core Stores” chart and #33 on the “Physical” chart. 

KIX last released Can’t Stop The Show: The Return Of KIX on October 21, 2016, a two-disc DVD/CD set that entered the Billboard Top Music Video Sales chart at #3, and rose to the #1 position, the band’s highest charting debut and first #1 ever in their 35-year history.  The 71-minute film offered an in-depth look into KIX’s decision to record their first new album, 2014’s Rock Your Face Off, in almost 20 years.

In 2018, KIX celebrated the 30th Anniversary of their biggest album, Blow My Fuse,with Blow My Fuse Re-Blown, a two-disc set with a remixed/remastered version of the album, along with the original demo recordings for all 10 songs. The reunion with Beau Hill for this remix sparked the initiative to revisit Midnite Dynamite and take a similar approach to updating KIX’s legacy.

KIX will hit the road in 2021 playing select deep cuts from the album Midnite Dynamite to celebrate the release of Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit. All tour dates can be found on the band’s website.

MIDNITE DYNAMITE RE-LIT

DISC ONE: Re-mixed by Beau Hill; mastered by Jay Frigoletto

  1. Midnite Dynamite

 

  1. Red Hot (Black & Blue)

 

  1. Bang Bang (Balls Of Fire)

 

  1. Layin’ Rubber

 

  1. Walkin’ Away

 

  1. Scarlet Fever

 

  1. Cry Baby

 

  1. Cold Shower

 

  1. Lie Like A Rug

 

  1. Sex

 

DISC TWO: Original Demo Recordings

  1. Midnite Dynamite (Demo Version)

 

  1. Red Hot (Black & Blue Demo Version)

 

  1. Layin’ Rubber (Demo Version)

 

  1. Walkin’ Away (early album mix)

 

  1. Cry Baby (Demo Version)

 

  1. Cold Shower (Demo Version)

 

  1. Lie Like A Rug (Demo Version)

 

  1. Sex (Demo Version)

Source: 37-Media Press

 

LONG LIVE KIX.

STONE.

 

EYEHATEGOD – RETURN TO CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Nov. 17, 2020, NEW ORLEANS – EyeHateGod, “the quintessential Southern sludge band” (Pitchfork) that Rolling Stone dubbed one of “America’s great live bands,” have returned to Century Media Records, with an eye towards a Spring 2021 release for the band’s first album in seven years: A History of Nomadic Behavior (date TBA).

A joint statement from the band on the band and label reunion: “EyeHateGod are pleased to announce we’ve signed a licensing deal with Century Media Records USA and Europe…! We welcome the new changes along with the new year coming, and want this union to benefit everyone involved, especially our rabid and disturbed fans across the globe!”

“We’re happy to announce solidifying our worldwide relationship with EyeHateGod,” added Director of Century Media Records, Phillipp Schulte. “While Century Media has worked with the guys in the past, we’re excited to begin a new chapter with a record that easily ranks amongst this hard-working, heavy-touring band’s best. We are very much looking forward to releasing EyeHateGod’s A Historic of Nomadic Behavior.”

“EyeHateGod are survivors on every level,” says Century Media Records Vice President of A&R, Mike Gitter. “Since 1988 they’ve been part of the framework of extreme music and A History of Nomadic Behavior will be no exception. Theirs is a tough and turbulent road that would have stopped most bands dead in their tracks. Not these NOLA legends. Century Media has been part of their career from the early days and we’re excited to be working together again. EyeHateGod is here to stay.”

The cover art for A History of Nomadic Behavior has been revealed as the band and label prepare to share additional details about the album in coming weeks.

About EyeHateGod:

New Orleans’ EyeHateGod is the snarling, bilious sound of dead-end America. Since 1988, they’ve been a soundtrack for the troubled masses. Ugly music for ugly times. That’s the sense of disenchantment and disease that lies at the heart of their latest and sixth full-length album, A History of Nomadic Behavior. Anyone familiar with EHG’s story knows this is survivor’s music, a sound unto itself where Sabbathian riffs are meted out with a caustic anger that goes beyond punk. That’s been the blueprint since guitarist Jimmy Bower (also of NOLA supergroup, Down) founded the band in 1988 with vocalist Michael IX Williams joining not long after. With a discography including sludge-punk mainstays like In the Name of Suffering (1990), Take as Needed for Pain (1993) Dopesick (1996), Confederacy of Ruined Lives (2000) or 2014’s eponymously-titled LP, released in the US through Housecore Records, EHG laid the cracked foundation for their infamous and influential sound.

LONG LIVE EYEHATEGOD.

STONE.

EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE – Launches New Video

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Memphis, TN rockers Every Mother’s Nightmare (EMN) launched the second video, ‘Here’s To The Ones’ from their dynamic new album ‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’.

Released on October 23rd, ‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ is impacting radio around the globe and continues to gain momentum. The album is being hailed as the best in the band’s career. Click the link below to hear and see the video:

‘Here’s To The Ones’ is inspired by a fan and Veteran ‘Mighty Mike’, who met the band at a previous show. He waited all day to meet the band and when he finally did, he asked them to sign his prosthetic leg and take pictures. ‘Mighty Mikes’ actions had a profound affect on lead vocalist and EMN founder Rick Ruhl. “He’s seen some shit and it really got to me. When telling this story in recent interviews, it still chokes me up everytime. We owe our military who put themselves on the frontline to protect the freedoms of everyone in the U.S.. Freedom at cost, Blood’s what we pay.” says Rick Ruhl

LONG LIVE EVERY MOTHERS NIGHTMARE.

STONE.

DON’T SLEEP – COVER TOM PETTY’S “RUNNIN’ DOWN A DREAM”

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

East Coast hardcore torchbearers DON’T SLEEP are celebrating the life and times of Tom Petty, with their previously unreleased cover of the legendary songwriter’s track “Runnin’ Down A Dream.”

Listen To “Runnin’ Down A Dream” Now.

“Tom Petty is a musical treasure,” admits frontman Dave Smalley. “His music is one of those rare things that nearly everyone vibes on – everyone from hippies to hardcore hoodlums. When DON’T SLEEP was talking about what cover song we wanted to do, there were lots of great ideas but there was always one guy saying “yeah but…” But when our lead guitarist Tom McGrath suggested Tom Petty, and specifically this song, there was zero hesitation from anyone. To make a cover great, you need to feel it. And everyone felt it. We tracked this in The Green Room studio in Harrisburg, PA with producer Matt Holmes, and it was done super late in the evening, after midnight. Energy levels through the roof, karma bright. I had a ton of fun singing it, and the words are freaking phenomenal. We salute you Tom!”

DON’T SLEEP’s chemistry is made up of hardcore vets fronted by Smalley, known for his lung-emptying exhales with Dag Nasty, ALL, Down By Law, DYS and others. The band released their debut album Turn The Tide earlier this year (September 4th), produced by Brian McTernan (Be Well, Battery) and Gorilla Biscuits / Youth Of Today member Walter Schreifels. The album follows their two EPs – Don’t Sleep (2017) and Bring The Light (2018). No stranger to the stage, DON’T SLEEP has toured with Shelter, Sick Of It All, Madball, Face To Face, and performed on the final Vans Warped Tour in 2018.

Source: Mission Two PR

LONG LIVE DON’T SLEEP.

STONE.

On This Day In Metal History – October 15 – From Jimi Hendrix To Van Halen

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

October 15, 1965 – Rock icon Jimi Hendrix signed a recording contract with Ed Chalpin. The contract was for three years.

October 15, 1984 – An EP of previously released songs, 74 Jailbreak, was released by the invincible AC/DC, via Atlantic Records.

October 15, 1987 – Guitar wizard Joe Satriani released his second studio album, Surfing With The Alien, via Relativity Records. This proved to be Joe Satriani’s breakout album, with the title track receiving world-wide commercial success.

October 15, 1988 – Hall Of Fame band Bon Jovi saw their fourth studio album, New Jersey, reach #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Whoa.

October 15, 1995 – The mighty Van Halen performed at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Los Angeles California. Van Halen were touring in support of their tenth studio album: Balance.

Rest In Peace, Eddie Van Halen.

Stone.

Eddie Van Halen – Forever

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 8, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

 

Guitar World – February 2009

I express my condolences to the family, friends and fans of Eddie Van Halen. What else can be written about Eddie Van Halen which has not already been written or said? He was beyond incredible playing the guitar, writing songs and pioneering entirely new and wondrous sounds to Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal combined.

The Van Halen albums are like baseball and apple pie, to me. American made, West Coast Hard Rock. Historically speaking, Van Halen dominated Hard Rock during those very late seventies and stretching well into the early nineties. A music icon, is Eddie Van Halen. I, like countless others, have accepted the sounds of Eddie Van Halen’s guitar like it is an appendage. Eddie Van Halen’s guitar playing always sounds so familiar, comforting, inspiring, exhilarating, personal and monumental, all rolled up together like a sacred security blanket.

Rest and Rock in peace, Eddie Van Halen. Thank you for sharing your musical magic with the world; to be enjoyed by generations forever.

I still cannot wrap my head around this year thus far; it has been a nightmare directly from hell. – Stone

BARONESS – Release Limited Edition “Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol. II” For Record Store Day’s Black Friday

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 7, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Oct. 7, 2020 – Baroness release Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol. II, a limited edition vinyl release featuring four tracks from the band’s Fall 2019 session at the famed London studio, as part of this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday event (Nov. 27, Abraxan Hymns).

Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol. II track list:

  1. Throw Me An Anchor
  2. Borderlines
  3. I’m Already Gone
  4. Tourniquet/Can Oscura

The EP was recorded during the band’s European tour in support of Gold & Grey, with Baroness joining BBC Radio 1 Rock Show host Daniel P. Carter and producer Simon Askew at Maida Vale Studios on Sept. 27. Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol II features black splatter vinyl with an etched b-side, custom artwork created by Baroness’ John Baizley and will retail for $23.98.

Baroness released Live at Maida Valle – BBC in 2013, following the band’s Yellow & Green tour. Pitchfork said the four-song offering “displayed the same grit and drive for which Baroness first garnered acclaim,” while PopMatters said the collection “crackles with energy.”

The band’s most recent release, Gold & Grey (http://smarturl.it/baroness-goldandgrey) arrived in June of 2019 with Stereogum saying the collection “is the best thing Baroness has ever done… a masterpiece,” NME declaring it “a work of art in the truest sense of the word “ and NPR, noting the synchronicity between Baroness’ music and imagery, observing that “Gold & Grey feels like a callback to the heyday of the rock album as art object.” The 17-track release debuted atop Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums Sales and Independent Albums’ Charts and found the band gracing the covers of both Revolver and Kerrang! magazines. The band documented the album’s creation in a series of videos, dubbed “Making Gold & Grey” (https://smarturl.it/makinggoldandgrey).

With Baroness’ 2020 tour schedule canceled, the four-piece released “Tourniquet (Socially Distant)” in April, offering fans a new, stirring rendition of the song (https://youtu.be/HeZw2W2L4Ss) and a message of hope: “Be safe. Be good to each other. Act with personal and civic responsibility. We’ll see you again soon.” The band convened last month for a livestream event that saw them perform Gold & Grey live in its entirety for the first time ever. Metal Insider said the special performance was “mesmerizing, emotional and, perhaps, the band at its creative height thus far.”

photo courtesy of Baroness

About BARONESS:

The GRAMMY® Award nominated Baroness is John Baizley (vocals/guitar), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). The Philadelphia-meets-New York based band have grown to be one of rock music’s most critically-revered as well as one of the most inventive artists of the modern era with each release in their kaleidoscopic canon seeing the band further defining their unique musical vantage point. Baroness’ catalog of studio recordings is: Gold & Grey (2019), Purple (2015), Yellow & Green (2012), Blue Record (2009), Red Album (2007), A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk (Split LP, 2007), Second (EP, 2004) and First (EP, 2004).

SCORPIONS – ‘Wind Of Change’ Exclusive Box Set Releases October 3rd!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on August 19, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

From Scorpions facebook:

The future’s in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change

Celebrate 30 Years of “Wind Of Change” with this exclusive Box Set featuring an 84-pages hardcover book with rare and previously unseen photographs, vocal and piano arrangements, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and 5 versions of the iconic song on CD and 12″” LP.

Available October 3. Pre-Order Now at https://theiconicsong.lnk.to/WindofChange

For more info: Scorpions

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

STONE.

DESTRUCTION – Announces Forthcoming ‘Born To Thrash’ Special Edition For North America!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on August 13, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

From Destruction facebook:

BORN TO THRASH USA/NORTH AMERICA release!

Dear American fans, we hope you are doing alright in those weird times! We all need our beloved music to get through this!

As we all know, our live album was only available as an NB USA import so far and we were NOT really satisfied about that fact. We heard your complains and we have found a solution!

Deko Entertainment will manufacture a special edition for North America, coming in September. We are working on the details now – it will be worth the wait, promise!

Thanks for your support, we will have an update what the formats and specials will be ASAP! Please stay tuned, healthy & sane – united we stand!

More info: Destruction

LONG LIVE DESTRUCTION.

STONE.

England’s NEMOROUS Sign with Bindrune Recordings

Posted in Metal on August 12, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Bind

NEMOROUS - publicity photo - #33MO33ILGD

We are thrilled to announce the signing of England’s Nemorous!

Born from the ashes of the sadly missed and ever mighty Wodensthrone, Nemorous has risen with fire and creativity from the stylistic and atmospheric spirit of the aforementioned Sunderland quintet. Nemorous is a deeply emotive beast of stirring and passionate black metal, rich with the unique melodies of their homeland and expansive songwriting power that is world building in scope and deeply moving in execution.

Members:

Chris Walsh (Ex-Wodensthrone)

Michael Blenkarn (Ahamkara, Axis of Perdition, Ex-Wodensthrone)

Ian Finley (Vacivus, Ex-Wodensthrone)

Phil Heckles (Ex-Wodensthrone)

Alexandra Durning (Ahamkara, Hesper Payne)

Nemorous may be a new creative entity, but is a group containing long time friends to the Bindrune crew and we are ecstatic that they have “returned home”.

Get ready for their debut MLP coming in the following months on Bindrune Recordings!

More news coming soon!

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NEMOROUS.

STONE.

IRON MAIDEN – Check Out This Giveaway From Legacy Of The Beast!

Posted in Metal on August 11, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

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From the Iron Maiden facebook:

The team over at the Legacy of the Beast game have a SIGNED Bass Eddie concept art and 2 Steve Harris sweatbands (unused) to give away!

Enter now – http://irnmdn.co/lotbcomp

#IronMaiden #LegacyOfTheBeast #Competition

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE EDDIE.

STONE.

MARK BOALS & RING OF FIRE “All The Best” – Releasing On October 9th, 2020

Posted in Metal on August 7, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Mark Boals - Ring Of Fire - All The Best - cover promo pic - 2020 - #33MO333ILGDPS

Respected metal vocalist Mark Boals will release a two album ‘best of’ collection, All The Best!, covering his work both as a solo artist and with his band Ring Of Fire on October 9, 2020. Doug Aldrich, Tony MacAlpine, Jeff Kollman, Neil Citron, Vitalij Kuprij, Vinny Appice, Virgil Donati, Erik Norlander, Chris Brooks, and Steve Weingart are the list of musicians who have recorded with him on these efforts over the years.

Pre-order/save “All The Best!” HERE: https://orcd.co/allthebest

Mark Boals says: “I am very happy and proud to announce the release of this collection of my solo and Ring Of Fire band albums! Included are songs from my first solo album, which was only released in Japan and is very hard to find (rare), with guitars by the great Doug Aldrich. My second solo album turned into the band Ring Of Fire later on, because the lineup was too good to only work together on one album, and I wanted it to continue, which it did, for four more studio albums. With Tony Macalpine and Virgil Donati working together, there was a chemistry of genius, and with the addition of Vitalij Kuprij, it made a magnificent blend of magic!”

Continues Boals, “On my “Edge Of The World” solo album, I worked with several other great musicians and a hero of my childhood and the best hard rock drummer in history, Vinnie Appice! When I listen to all those very high notes I had sang, and the incredible amount of virtuoso notes played per song, I surprise myself sometimes, hahaha! We were all pushing ourselves to newer heights of excellence in those days. A lot of good memories come back when I hear these songs…Riding motorcycles around Los Angeles with Tony Macalpine and always ending up hanging out on the beach drinking beers til the wee hours…Having Snoop Dogg in the next room of the studio we were recording in (Paramount Studios), and having him listen to our music and telling me that I needed to smoke something with him, LOL, and it DID help hahaha. Recording keyboards in a Beverly Hills mansion belonging to a famous movie star friend, with Vitalij Kuprij, and drinking rare whiskey together after the sessions and talking all night…”

Boals concludes, “I really enjoyed making these albums and I hope you will enjoy just as much listening to them too! Wishing good times, good health, and happy listening to all!”

Mark Boals is one of the signature voices of the Neoclassical Metal subgenre. This is no surprise to fans of the genre as Mark fronted Yngwie Malmsteen’s ‘Rising Force’ in 1986, releasing the now legendary album “Trilogy” along with five more albums and some long-form videos over the years.

Mark has also recorded three solo albums: “Ignition” (originally released only in Japan in 1998), “Ring of Fire” (2000), and “Edge of the World” (2002).

In 2002, he launched his own band “Ring of Fire” (based off the title of a previous solo album) with members Tony Macalpine, and later on George Bellas, on guitar, Virgil Donati on drums, Philip Bynoe on bass, and Vitalij Kuprij on keyboards (and on “The Oracle” album George Bellas). The band went on to release four milestone albums and one live CD/DVD recorded in Japan. Most recently, Mark recorded a melodic metal album with Vision Divine and Labyrinth guitarist Olaf Thorsen under the name Shining Black.

Mark Boals is a classically trained singer and has performed classical concerts with various orchestras as a Tenor solo and has performed and recorded opera arias on some of his albums and tours.

Tracklisting:

CD1 – Mark Boals

1. Jane
2. Broken Heart
3. I’m Sorry
4. My Turn
5. Find Our Way
6. Ring Of Fire
7. Death Row
8. Keeper Of The Flame
9. Alone
10. Battle Of The Titans
11. Betrayed
12. Lady Babylon
13. Between Two Mirrors
14. Through The Endless Night
15. Up To You
16. Garden Of Pain

CD2 – Ring Of Fire

1. Circle Of Time
2. The Oracle
3. Take Me Home
4. My Deja Vu
5. Blue Sky
6. Ghost Of America
7. Invisible Man
8. Lapse Of Reality
9. You Were There
10. Perfect World
11. Darkfall
12. Mother Russia
13. Land Of Frozen Tears
14. Our World

Band Members:
Mark Boals, Doug Aldrich, Tony MacAlpine, Jeff Kollman, Neil Citron, Vitalij Kuprij, Vinny Appice, Virgil Donati, Erik Norlander, Chris Brooks, Steve Weingart

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Source: Dustin Hardman

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LONG LIVE MARK BOALS.

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STEELHEART – 1989 Cassette Sampler I Bought!

Posted in Metal on July 30, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

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If you are into the hard to find “promotional use only” CDs, vinyl and cassettes and/or STEELHEART then you’ll surely dig this! I recently stumbled upon this STEELHEART cassette sampler, while on a trip to the wonderful city of West Bend, Wisconsin. Released sometime in 1989 via MCA, this cassette sampler was suited to promote the 1990 debut and self-titled album: STEELHEART.

The record store I bought this at is The Exclusive Company; famous for being (as stated on their website) “Americas Oldest Full-line Independent Record Store”. Yes, this grand establishment was loaded with Metal!! The atmosphere and vibe within took me straight back to the 80s; when Metal was king at every record store! By the way, Miljenko Matijevic sang his Metal heart out on that debut STEELHEART album, in my Metal opinion.

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This groovy cassette only contains excerpts of the songs on the track list. Who cares if it’s only excerpts? I sure don’t! I love the collectable aspect of this STEELHEART cassette sampler; plus I only paid two dollars for it! $2!! That’s a steal of a Metal deal! Metal be thy name! – Stone

Did You Know: STEELHEART originated from Norwalk, Connecticut.

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Visit The Exclusive Company website with that link below:

http://www.exclusivecompany.com

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LONG LIVE STEELHEART.

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Mors Principium Est – ‘Seven’ Studio Album Releases This October Via AFM Records

Posted in Metal on July 28, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

We are excited to announce our Finnish Melodic Death Metal legends Mors Principium Est with their new album “Seven”!

Mors Principium Est return with their highly anticipated seventh studio album full of heavy riffs, brutal vocals and hauntingly beautiful melodies!

Mors Principium Est are undeniably one of the leading names in the melodic death metal scene! Their seventh full-length album ‘Seven’, will be released in Japan on October 21st via Marquee/Avalon and world-wide on October 23rd, 2020 via AFM Records.

Album will be available as digipak CD, digital, ltd. gatefold vinyl and strong ltd. gatefold vinyl exclusive in AFM-Shop!

Pre-order here: https://shop.afm-records.de/mors-principium-est/

Tracklist:
1. A Day For Redemption
2. Lost In A Starless Aeon
3. In Frozen Fields
4. March of War
5. Rebirth
6. Reverence
7. Master of The Dead
8. The Everlong Night
9. At The Shores Of Silver Sand
10. My Home, My Grave

Mors Principium Est - 2020 - Seven

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MEGADETH And LAMB OF GOD – The Metal Tour of the Year – New Dates For 2021!

Posted in Metal on July 23, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

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The Metal Tour of the Year – New Dates!

We are excited to share the new 2021 dates for The Metal Tour of the Year. All tickets will be honored for the new rescheduled dates. If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show, you will receive an email directly allowing you to request a refund. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund

We can’t wait to get back on stage and get this tour kicked off.

Megadeth, Lamb of God, Trivium & In Flames

Source: Megadeth Newsletter

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LONG LIVE METAL.

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DAVE MUSTAINE ANNOUNCES NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY ‘RUST IN PEACE – The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece’

Posted in Metal on July 22, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

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Dave Mustaine has announced his new autobiography ‘RUST IN PEACE: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece’. The book will arrive on September 8, celebrating 30 years and revealing the behind-the-scenes making of the iconic album. Get more info + pre-order your copy now at megadeth.com

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Source: MEGADETH newsletter

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LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

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Rat Pak Records Set To Release LYNCH MOB “Wicked Sensation Reimagined”

Posted in Metal on July 17, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

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From Rat Pak Records:

(New York, NY – July 17, 2020) West coast rock veterans Lynch Mob will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their seminal album Wicked Sensation with a special limited print/deluxe anniversary edition of the album. Wicked Sensation Reimagined features re-worked and re-recorded versions of their classic songs and is scheduled for release via Rat Pak Records on August 28, 2020 (also available in Japan via Marquee/Avalon). The twelve-track album, originally released in October 1990, is considered by many to be sacred and perfect the way it is. The idea of rerecording it was not something Oni Logan or George Lynch took lightly.

“The term ‘re-record’ makes me cringe, this is not that,” explains Lynch: “We re-invented the wheel on this record. It’s really a different animal than the original! Fans won’t be disappointed!”

Logan adds: “30 years later here we are celebrating the first song I penned and wrote for the band Lynch Mob, ‘Wicked Sensation’. This one is for the fans that have been there from the beginning, My recommendation is to listen to it loud!!”

The new cover of Wicked Sensation Reimagined was hand drawn by mid-west comic artist Andrew Owens as a tribute to the original cover art. The project was mixed and mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier.

With the help of Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders) on bass and Brian Tichy on drums, George Lynch and Oni Logan bring passion and power into these newly created arrangements, take nothing away from the old versions, but bring new light and magic to the material. The songs continue to sound fresh and timeless and will be ready to garner a whole new legion of fans for the next thirty years!

The track listing for Wicked Sensation Reimagined is:

01. Wicked Sensation (reimagined)
02. River of Love (reimagined)
03. Sweet Sister Mercy (reimagined)
04. All I Want (reimagined)
05. Hell Child (reimagined)
06. She’s Evil but She’s Mine (reimagined)
07. Dance of the Dogs (reimagined)
08. Rain (reimagined)
09. No Bed of Roses (reimagined)
10. Through These Eyes (reimagined)
11. For a Million Years (reimagined)
12. Street Fightin’ Man (reimagined)

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LONG LIVE LYNCH MOB.

STONE.

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