NEAR DUSK – Releases New Single ‘The Way It Goes’

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Near Dusk, the hard riffin’ mile high stoner rock, psychedelia and heavy blues drenched band, return with a brand-new single, The Way It Goes’, which is out now on all digital platforms via Iron Head Records / Golden Robot Records.

‘The Way It Goes’ is the first single lifted from Near Dusk’s forthcoming sophomore record and crosses all borders of modern rock ‘n’ roll. With woody riffs throughout, this track is about someone who’s destined to let you down every time.

Stream/buy ‘The Way It Goes’ HERE

ABOUT NEAR DUSK:

Laden with heavy woody riffs, slow driving tempos, and plenty of fuzz to go around, Near Dusk is fronted by guitarist and vocalist Matthew Orloff, low end soldier Kellen McInerney, and rhythm heathen Jon Orlof. The band maintains an original style while crossing all boundaries of classic stoner Rock.

https://www.facebook.com/Nearduskband
https://www.facebook.com/goldenrobotrecords/

Source: Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE NEAR DUSK.

TURN COLD – Announce East Coast Tour With ALL HELL And Release New EP

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Atlanta crossover neanderthals TURN COLD, in conspiracy with Asheville black thrash maniacs ALL HELL, are pleased to announce a summer spectacle of heavy metal madness across the circle pits of the east coast. This July – HELL FREEZES OVER.

Their latest eponymous EP is another unapologetic homage to classic thrash and hardcore. No neck is safe from the weekend bangover.

Listen to the EP: https://turncold.bandcamp.com/album/2022-ep

Tour Dates:
7/8 West Columbia, SC – Art Bar
7/9 Chapel Hill, NC – The Cave
7/10 Washington, DC – Pie Shop
7/11 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
7/12 Brooklyn, NY – St Vitus
7/13 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
7/14 Richmond, VA – Banditos
7/15 Asheville, NC – Odditorium
7/16 Atlanta, GA – Boggs Social Supply

Atlanta Based TURN COLD:
Brett – Guitar
Sten- Vocals
Matt – Drums
Twitch – Bass
Matt – Guitar

TURN COLD:
https://www.instagram.com/turnt.cold/

ALL HELL:
https://www.facebook.com/allhellband
https://www.instagram.com/allhellband/
https://allhell.bandcamp.com

Source: C Squared Music

ONSLAUGHT – TO BE INDUCTED INTO METAL HALL OF FAME AT MARYLAND DEATHFEST 2022!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Clifton, NJ, May 2022 – British Thrash Metal pioneers Onslaught will be Inducted into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame, during their on-stage performance at Maryland Deathfest, May 28, 2022.

Now celebrating their 40th year, U.K Thrash legends Onslaught are one of the most ferocious, explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80’s (Power From Hell / The Force / In Search of Sanity) the band marked its path to become a major influence for many metal generations to follow.

Since reforming in 2005 the band have performed countless shows in no less than 70 different countries across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the metal scene today. Onslaught also have the enviable kudos of being the first International thrash band to perform in Vietnam and Lebanon respectively.

5 critically acclaimed albums were released between 2007 & 2015 – Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI / Live at the Slaughterhouse – with millions of streams between them. Onslaught have taken their sound to a whole new level of brutality with the release of the latest opus Generation Antichrist in August 2020. The album charted successfully in the USA, the UK, Europe and Asia.

Produced by Grammy award winning Engineer Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah / In Flames / Behemoth) Generation Antichrist gathered huge international acclaim, with many renowned rock and metal pundits declaring it the album of the year.

“We are excited to Induct British thrash metal pioneers Onslaught into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame during their performance on stage at Maryland Deathfest,” says Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “Thrash Metal is a crucial part of the entire spectrum of Heavy Metal, and also a huge foundation for the Metal Hall of Fame. We are very proud to have Onslaught represent this genre that we all love so much.”

About the Metal Hall of Fame
The Metal Hall of Fame is a volunteer non-profit organization that enshrines forever, those Legendary musicians, artists, and music industry executives who are responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Gala every January.

The Metal Hall of Fame is a Volunteer Organization, and part of the 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). Numerous Celebrities, Law Enforcement Agencies, Sports Stars, Doctors, School Systems, and Veterans Hospitals join with D.A.D. to bring music programs to help special needs children and wounded veterans in community centers and health facilities throughout the United States. 100% of the profits from all D.A.D. and Metal Hall of Fame events are dedicated to this great cause.

The Metal Hall of Fame Voting Process is derived by fans of all genres of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, along with the Metal Hall of Fame voting committee. Fans cast their vote all year round for their favorite artists, bands, producers, and industry executives via the Metal Hall of Fame website at www.metalhalloffame.org.

Source: AFM Records

LONG LIVE ONSLAUGHT.

LONG LIVE THE METAL HALL OF FAME.

SPLINTERED THRONE – To Release “The Greater Good of Man”

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, metal music, news, metal bands, music news with tags , , , , , , , on May 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The traditional metal powerhouse from Portland, Oregon, are beginning their next chapter by unleashing the high-octane record The Greater Good of Man on August 19th 2022. Refining their classic metal sound fused with progressive hard rock and striking melodies, SPLINTERED THRONE have created a majestic and vivacious release.

Well known for their high energy live performances, and having supported the likes of FLOTSAM & JETSAM, PRIMAL FEAR, LITA FORD, and more, The Greater Good of Man sees the band distill their captivating sound. Following the departure of vocalist and founding member Brian Garrison, two-time Blues Music Award winner and European Blues Award nominee Lisa Mann stepped into the role.

Lisa Mann Comments: “I still pinch myself that I’m even in this band- and now we’ve written and recorded a kick ass album? It’s as good a feeling as sex and chocolate. Can’t wait to unleash it upon the world!”

Lisa was by no means a stranger to the world of metal having released her heavy debut album under the pseudonym of WHITE CRONE receiving raving reviews in the underground scene. Despite the pandemic disrupting initial plans, the band have produced an astounding new record. Opening with the enthralling “The Reaper is Calling”, SPLINTERED THRONE bring a high-spirited energy into the deadly track. Channeling their melodic essence, this opening number aptly establishes the mood of the album.

The title track, “The Greater Good of Man” delivers bluesy influences with dynamic bass, groove rhythms, and soaring vocals. Yielding a thrilling pace of high-speed riffs and unrelenting energy, the epic lyrical narrative of “Night of the Heathens” draws the listener into the storytelling. Also included on the album is a moving re-recorded version of the power-ballad “Immortal”.

The Greater Good of Man is the eagerly anticipated next milestone in SPLINTERED THRONE’s career. Showcasing compelling composition and genre fusion across the tracks, the album is a dynamic collection of energy, emotion and storytelling.

SPLINTERED THRONE:
Brian Bailey – bass
Matt Dorado – guitar
Kris Holboke – drums
Lisa Mann – vocals
Jason “JMo” Moser – guitar

Track Listing:
1.The Reaper is Calling* (4:10)
2. The Crossing (6:09)
3. Morning Star Rising (5:50)
4. The Greater Good of Man (3:55)
5. Let it Rain (4:04)
6. Underdogs** (4:50)
7. Night of the Heathens (3:23)
8. Time Stands Still (4:03)
9. Immortal 2020 (Remastered)** (4:34)

Credits:
All songs written by Jason Moser & Lisa Mann except: *written by Jason Moser, Lisa Mann, & Fred Osborn,**written by Jason Moser
ALL SONGS ARRANGED BY SPLINTERED THRONE

“Underdogs” was inspired by those struggling with addiction and to those who made it into Recovery.

Source: C Squared Music

https://splinteredthrone.com/

LONG LIVE SPLINTERED THRONE

VIO-LENCE – Bay Area Thrash Icons To Kick Off US Spring Tour With Coroner And Exciter

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Gene Ambo

Bay Area thrash icons VIOLENCE are readying to kick off a stretch of live shows this weekend with Swiss thrash legends, Coroner. The journey begins May 21st with a pair of shows at Reggies in Chicago. Exciter and Lich King join the run for some select shows leading up to VIOLENCE’s performance at Maryland Deathfest. In June, the band will play a trio of shows in Oakland, Seattle, and Portland. In August, VIOLENCE will perform in San Diego and Los Angeles before pillaging the stage at this year’s edition of Psycho Las Vegas! See all confirmed dates below.

VIOLENCE:
5/21/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Coroner
5/22/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Coroner
5/24/2022 Middle East – Boston, MA w/ Coroner, Exciter, Lich King
5/25/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Coroner, Exciter, Lich King
5/26/2022 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY w/ Coroner, Exciter, Lich King
5/27/2022 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD
6/05/2022 Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland
6/10/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
6/11/2022 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
8/16/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
8/17/2022 Catch One – Los Angeles, CA
8/19/2022 Psycho Las Vegas @ Resorts World – Las Vegas, NV

An integral part of the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal scene was, and still is, the quintet known as VIOLENCE. Formed in 1985, they entered that scene with the intentions of being the most aggressive band that scene had to offer, always delivering a devastating live show complete with vicious mosh pits and constant stage diving by their faithful following, and a nonstop dose of adrenaline delivered by the band. Even though they had not performed since 2003, their frantic style of thrash metal still appeals to metalheads globally. Now they’re reformed and back with their intense live performance and their frantic music.

Joining original members Perry Strickland (drums), Sean Killian (vocals) and Phil Demmel (guitars) are legendary artists Bobby Gustafson (guitars) and Christian Olde Wolbers (bass), creating a formidable five-some ready to take the world by the throat.

The band recently issued their Let The World Burn EP via Metal Blade Records. The five-song EP showcases the band’s first new material in twenty-nine years and fully delivers on the classic VIOLENCE sound. “That came very naturally,” states founding guitarist Phil Demmel. “I hadn’t written a lot of thrash in the past seventeen years or so but being the main songwriter for the band over the years I wanted that sound, I wanted that mid-‘80s raw thing, but I also wanted to capture our signature notes and structures and stuff like that.”

Elaborates vocalist Sean Killian, “Each song has its own individual sound, they are all very thrash metal, there are grinding riffs, technical riffs, and plenty of speed. The lyrics are written freely with no restrictions and without compromise while the vocal patterns are typically unusual and delivered with a multitude of emotions.”

Let The World Burn was tracked in Trident Studios in Pacheco, California by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Exodus), mixed by Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity, Heaven Shall Burn), and mastered by Ted Jensen (Alice In Chains, Death Angel) with Demmel tracking his solos at home.

Preview and purchase Let The World BurnHERE.

VIOLENCE:
Sean Killian – vocals
Perry Strickland – drums
Phil Demmel – guitars
Bobby Gustafson – guitars
Christian Olde Wolbers – bass

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.instagram.com/vio_lence_band

http://www.metalblade.com

LONG LIVE VIO-LENCE.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – New Studio Album “Afterlife” Releases On August 19th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From FFDP newsletter:

AFTERLIFE was hands down our favorite record to make. It is our ninth album so at this point, we have legions of loyal fans, and our signature sound is more than established. It became its own island, our ground zero we operate from and we can always come back to. So when we started this record, there was an excitement of impending musical adventures, we knew we could step away as far as we wanted to, there was a freedom of truly “anything goes.”

This resulted in an album that is way more diverse than our previous ones, while it feels more unified, because there is a framework of overarching stories in Ivan’s lyrics and interconnecting musical motifs between songs. It was not planned in as a concept album, but we were so hyper-focused on painting a complete picture, it somehow feels like one…

We are very proud of it and are just as impatient as the fans waiting for the release, can’t wait to share it.

LONG LIVE FFDP.

CULTØ – Italian Melodic Death Metallers Sign With Time To Kill Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Italian melodic death metallers CULTØ have signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of their debut album “Of the Sun”.

Watch for more details on the album, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming activities to be posted shortly.

CULTØ combine a number of genres and influences, ranging from In Flames to Bloodbath and Septicflesh, filtered through a prism of metallic extremity. The result is fierce melodic death metal, mixing the best of old and new school into their own sound.

Line-up:

Dave – Vocals
Panta – Drums
Ema – Guitars
BT – Bass
John Pino Lisi – Guitars

CULTØ:

https://www.facebook.com/Cultzeroband

https://www.instagram.com/cultzeroband/

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/timetokillrecords/

LONG LIVE CULTØ.

LASTBREATH – Sardinian Hardcore Stalwarts Sign With Time To Kill Records

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on May 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Sardinian hardcore stalwarts LASTBREATH have signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of their debut album “Vendetta”.

Watch for more details on the album, new tour updates and more news on other upcoming activities to be posted shortly.

LASTBREATH is a hardcore band based in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Formed in 2017 from members of local bands Gold Kids, Stigmalized and Riflesso, the band released their first DIY EP “Thousand Traitors” in June 2019. In October 2020 they returned to the studio to record a split EP with Earthfall – “Values Never Die” – released via UK label Mark My Words Records. After the Covid-19 pandemic, LASTBREATH are now ready to release their first full-length “Vendetta”

Line-up:

Matteo Montis – Vocals
Leonardo Lantini – Guitar
Mirko Pistidda – Bass
Mirco Melis – Drums

LASTBREATH:

https://lastbreath19.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/lastbreath.cahc/

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/timetokillrecords/

https://www.timetokill-records.com/

PRIMAL FEAR – To Release Deluxe Edition Of Self-Titled Debut Album On July 15th Via Atomic Fire; Lyric Video For Classic Track “Chainbreaker” Unveiled

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 14, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

PRIMAL FEAR 1998 photo by Rainer Ill

Founded by bassist Mat Sinner and vocalist Ralf Scheepers, and completed by guitarist Tom Naumann and drummer Klaus Sperling, German metal commandos PRIMAL FEAR began to pave their way to the top of the scene in 1997. They’ve released thirteen studio albums and have played countless shows around the globe with relentless passion over the last twenty-five years. The band hit #7 of the German album charts (PRIMAL FEAR’s highest entry in their home country so far) and more top positions in other countries with their most recent offering, 2020’s Metal Commando. And there’s no end in sight as the band is already working on material for their next album.

Before the group enters the studio again and in celebration of their twenty-five-year anniversary, PRIMAL FEAR will release a deluxe version of their highly-praised self-titled debut album from 1998 — remastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Denmark and featuring three bonus tracks as well as an extended booklet featuring liner notes and many photos from the band archives — on July 15th via Atomic Fire.

As a first glimpse of the record’s refreshed sound, watch a brand-new lyric video for hit song “Chainbreaker” off Primal Fear, which was crafted by Gabriel Management, at THIS LOCATION. Stream and download the track HERE.

Preorder the album on CD, LP, and digitally at THIS LOCATION. Subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube and listen to “Chainbreaker” in the AFR New Releases playlist HERE.

The album, which contains guest appearances by Kai Hansen (guitars; Helloween, Gammy Ray etc.) and Frank Rössler (additional keyboards), was originally recorded at House Of Music Studios, produced by founding member Mat Sinner, supported by Tom Naumann and Ralf Scheepers, and engineered by Achim Köhler. The iconic artwork was designed by Stephan Lohrmann who also cooperated with PRIMAL FEAR for their latest studio album and other parts of their back catalog.

Primal Fear (Deluxe Edition; Remastered) Track Listing:

  1. Primal Fear
  2. Chainbreaker
  3. Silver & Gold
  4. Promised Land
  5. Formula One
  6. Dollars
  7. Nine Lives
  8. Tears Of Rage
  9. Speedking
  10. Battalions Of Hate
  11. Running In The Dust
  12. Thunderdome
    Bonus Tracks:
  13. Breaker (Accept Cover)
  14. Chainbreaker (live)
  15. Running In The Dust (live)

View PRIMAL FEAR’s previously released videos for “I Will Be Gone” [feat. Tarja Turunen] HERE, “The Lost & The Forgotten” HERE, “Hear Me Calling” HERE, “I Am Alive” HERE, and “Along Came The Devil” HERE.

PRIMAL FEAR:
Ralf Scheepers – vocals
Mat Sinner – bass, vocals
Tom Naumann – guitars
Alexander Beyrodt – guitars
Magnus Karlsson – guitars
Michael Ehré – drums

http://www.primalfear.de

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE PRIMAL FEAR.

Finnish Progressive Metal Band Sum of Seven Released A New Music Video The Enemy!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Promo pic by Sami Hinkkanen. (From left to right: Rasmus Raassina, Harri Annala, Marko Loukamaa, Miika Erkkilä, Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen

Finnish progressive metal band Sum of Seven released a new music video The Enemy. Famous Finnish model, dancer & singer Joalin Loukamaa, known from global Pop band Now United is featured on the video. The track is released in collaboration with Inverse Records.

Watch the music video The Enemy: https://youtu.be/V1Ir_pUPd_w

Listen to The Enemy single on streaming services: https://push.fm/fl/ioqtfcwd

About “The Enemy” single, Ari commenting:

“We wanted to create a video that has a nice balance of story and the band playing. Originally we planned this to be purely the band playing the song but the place we found for the shoot inspired us to add a story element. Joalin Loukamaa did an excellent job in our last video and we asked if she would join the project. Fortunately she said yes and did an amazing job again. We got Saku Suominen from Sakuvisuals to direct and work his magic behind the camera and we had an absolute blast filming this. We feel that the atmosphere of the video and the song complement each other in just the right way and the finished product definitely makes us proud.

The Enemy is a song that starts out fast and aggressive and really carries that momentum from start to finish. It is one of the heaviest songs that we have made so far. When that intro explodes you know that we’re going somewhere fast. But at the same time when the vocal melodies kick in they steer the song into a different direction than you might expect, still carrying the aggressive momentum. That element of surprise is really what crowns the song for me. The Enemy has one of the best melodies we have written in my opinion and Marko’s delivery is just absolutely breathtaking. The lyrics talk about freedom, victory and survival, but they also have connotations to the questionable interpretations of those subjects. The message can be interpreted as positively empowering, but also as a disturbingly delusional illusion.”

Single cover by Aki Niemi

The Enemy (single 2022) – Composed by Ari Lempinen – Lyrics by Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen & Marko Loukamaa

Line-up:
Ari Lempinen: Guitar, backing vocals
Esa Lempinen: Keyborads
Rasmus Raassina: Drums
Harri Annala: Guitar
Miika Erkkilä: Bass
Marko Loukamaa: Vocals

https://www.sumofsevenofficial.com

https://sumofsevenofficial.bandcamp.com

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY – Sign With SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of aggressive metal maelstrom, DEAD BY WEDNESDAY. With a track record of punishing albums, and endless touring we couldn’t be more psyched to have DEAD BY WEDNESDAY on our roster.

This signing also marks the first release under a partnership with independent metal label, Mindsnap Music. This joint move will help bring new growth to both labels, with a focus on giving bands even greater attention while pushing the boundaries of heavy music.

“Our plan from day one has been to work with a broad spectrum of artists. Many different shades of heavy. So your gonna see our roster grow to reflect that. The time is right. Signing DEAD BY WEDNESDAY and working together with Mindsnap Music is a great step forward. DEAD BY WEDNESDAY have a work ethic, second to none. And this album is blistering. It’s loud. It’s aggressive, and I fucking love it!” –Scott Harrington (Salt Of The Earth Records)

“I’m super excited to be working with one of my longtime friends in the business Scott Harrington. If anyone knows how to make stuff happen, it’s this guy! So with our crazy work ethic and his drive with his label, Salt Of The Earth Records, our union will be nothing short of epic! Merging Mindsnap Music with Salt Of The Earth Records and coming together for the release of our new Dead By Wednesday album “Capital Conspiracy” will be a complete powerhouse!” – Opus (drums/DBW)

“These tracks embody the resilience of our tribe to embrace the challenges of the pandemic and world crisis and manifest a formidable cohesive audio annihilation. The album encompasses the peak of DBW’s creative heaviness. Earworms abound!” – Dave Sharpe

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy North American Release Date: 7/24/22. European Release Date: 8/26/22

Preorder Now: 

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy Vinyl:

saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/784203

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy Compact Disc:

saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/784205

Digital Downloads & Streaming:

www.MindsnapMusic.com

deadbywednesday.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

Stormbringer Metal Festival Scheduled For June 10-11 In Worcester, MA

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

A new Heavy Metal festival is being forged in the heart of New England. Stormbringer Metal Festival, named after the infamous black sword of the Elric saga, arrives with an ambitious mission: to carve itself a spot on the map of some of the best heavy metal festivals of North America.

Founded by three musicians (Evgeny Gromovoy of Adamantis, Dwayne Eldredge of Mourn the Light and Carmine Blades of Seax), the festival will be celebrated on June 10-11, 2022 in Worcester (Massachusetts, USA) at the legendary Ralph’s Rock Diner. This year’s headliners include Riot City (Friday, June 10) and Attacker (Saturday, June 11). Supporting acts include Glacier, Gatekeeper, Icarus Witch, Greyhawk, Tower, Ironflame, Blazon Rite and Olorin among others. For most of these bands, Stormbringer will be their first appearance ever in New England.

“In addition to bringing some of the finest heavy metal acts of North America, we want to highlight our vibrant local scene,” Dwayne says. This year Stormbringer will feature five New England based bands: Entierro (feat. Victor Arduini of Fate’s Warning fame), Archdruid, Mourn the Light, Seax and Adamantis. “Moreover, we hope that the festival will establish a place for the north-eastern heavy metal vendor community to thrive,” Carmine adds.

Stormbringer Metal Festival features six bands on the Cruz del Sur Music/Gates of Hell Recordslabels: Tower, Gatekeeper, Adamantis, Attacker, Blazon Riteand Olorin. “Their inclusion on the bill is testimony to the great work Cruz del Sur Music/Gates of Helllabel does to support northamerican heavy metal scene”, Evgeny adds.

“This year’s festival is just the beginning of a saga, the Stormbringer saga” – the promoters conclude. “We have huge plans for years to come! Don’t miss this one, the one that started it all. It will be one to remember!”

Stormbringer Metal Festival Tickets:

ralphsdiner.ticketleap.com/stormbringer-metal-fest/dates/Jun-10-2022_at_0100PM

facebook.com/stormbringermetalfest

Source: ClawHammer PR

HATRIOT – Issue Lyric Video For New Single “Hymn For The Wicked”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

US thrashers HATRIOT have released “Hymn For The Wicked”, the first single from their upcoming album “The Vale Of Shadows” today!

Watch the accompanying lyric video on https://youtu.be/ILdtx99k0jg

Listen to the single here » https://bfan.link/hymn-for-the-wicked-single

“The Vale Of Shadows” is the 4th studio album of the band, and will be released on July 22, 2022 via Massacre Records.

It’s already available to pre-order here: https://lnk.to/thevaleofshadows

The album will be available as CD Digipak, limited edition vinyl LP as well as in digital formats.

HATRIOT‘s new album “The Vale Of Shadows” covers topics such as personal growth, pent-up aggression, the Black Plague, serial killers, and a disturbing dark world.

HATRIOT – The Vale Of Shadows
CD Digipak:

  1. Horns & Halos
  2. The Hate Inside
  3. Forceful Balance
  4. Verminous And Vile
  5. Clemency Denied
  6. The Twenty Fifth Hour
  7. Only Red Remains
  8. Mark Of The Tyrant
  9. Vale Of Shadows
  10. Murderous Tranquility
  11. Hymn For The Wicked

On-Line:
https://www.facebook.com/hatriot

Source: Massacre Records

LONG LIVE HATRIOT.

WITNESSES – To Release “The Holy Water EP”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on May 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

WITNESSES, the cross-genre project of multi instrumentalist Greg Schwan, is set to release The Holy Water EP on July 15th, 2022.

The Holy Water EP marks a new chapter in WITNESSES’ doom metal sound–slowing the pace further, enhancing the atmosphere, and for the first time bringing long-time collaborator Gabbi Coenen into the metal side of the project. Thematically, the EP explores Bram Stoker’s Dracula characters Lucy Westenra and Mina Harker, imagining the characters from different perspectives.

Listen to the first single “Borgo Pass”: https://witnesses-nyc.bandcamp.com/album/the-holy-water-ep

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Source: C Squared Music

HELLOWEEN – To Release New “Best Time” Vinyl Single On May 20th Via Atomic Fire – United Forces European Tour With HammerFall To Commence This Week

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Martin Häusler

HELLOWEEN will release a special vinyl single titled “Best Time” via Atomic Fire on May 20th. The single features a 2022 remix of its title track on side A as well as an exclusive alternative vocal remix of the song on side B.

Find “Best Time” preorders at THIS LOCATION.

Purchase the band’s 2021 self-titled full-length in various formats as well as other records and merchandise at the Atomic Fire Records webshop HERE.

HELLOWEEN’s “Best Time” single comes in celebration of the band’s awaited United Forces European tour with HammerFall, set to begin this Wednesday, May 4th, at Manchester Academy in the UK. The band’s full upcoming itinerary can be found below.

HELLOWEEN w/ HammerFall:
5/04/2022 Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK
5/05/2022 Brixton Academy – London, UK
6/23/2022 Hellfest – Clisson, FR*
6/28/2022 Papp László Sportaréna – Budapest, HU
6/29/2022 Gasometer – Vienna, AT
6/30/2022 O2 Arena – Prague, CZ
7/02/2022 Olympic Fields – Zvolenská Slatina, SK
7/16/2022 Metal Paradise – Fuengirola, ES *
8/27/2022 Ippodromo Snai San Siro – Milan, IT *

8/28/2022 Riverside Open Air – Aarburg, CH *
8/30/2022 L’Olympia – Paris, FR*
8/31/2022 Le Transbordeur – Lyon, FR*
9/08/2022 Verti Music Hall – Berlin, DE
9/09/2022 Donau-Arena – Regensburg, DE
9/10/2022 Brose Arena – Bamberg, DE
9/13/2022 013 – TilburgM NL
9/14/2022 Rockhal – Luxembourg, LU
9/16/2022 Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – Stuttgart, DE
9/18/2022 MCK – Katowice, PL
9/22/2022 Centro de Eventos Pedregal – San José, CR
9/24/2022 Arena CDMX – Mexico City, MX
9/27/2022 Coliseo General Rumiñahui – Quito, EC
9/29/2022 Movistar Arena – Bogotá, CO

10/02/2022 Estadio Luna Park – Buenos Aires, AR
10/04/2022 Movistar Arena – Santiago de Chile, CL
10/06/2022 Arena Eurobike – Ribeirão Preto, BR
10/08/2022 Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, BR
10/09/2022 Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, BR
10/13/2022 Arena Armeec – Sofia, BG
12/09/2022 Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, DE
12/11/2022 bigBOX – Kempten, DE
12/13/2022 The Hall – Zurich, CH
2/03/2023 Sant Jordi Club – Barcelona, ES
2/04/2023 WiZink Center – Madrid, ES
4/28/2023 Sentrum Scene – Madrid, ES
4/29/2023 Partille Arena – Gothenburg, SE
5/01/2023 Black Box – Helsinki, FI
5/02/2023 Noblessneri Valukoda – Tallinn, EE
5/05/2023 RuhrCongress – Bochum, DE
5/06/2023 Sporthalle – Hamburg, DE

  • No HammerFall

Visit/subscribe to HELLOWEEN’s official YouTube channel at THIS LOCATION and watch videos for “Out For The Glory,” “Skyfall [Single Edit],” “Fear Of The Fallen,” “Mass Pollution,” “Angels,” “Rise Without Chains,” “Indestructible,” “Robot King,” “Cyanide,” “Skyfall [Album Version]” and so much more!

Artwork by Eliran Kantor

HELLOWEEN:
Michael Kiske – vocals
Andi Deris – vocals
Kai Hansen – guitar, vocals
Michael Weikath – guitar
Sascha Gerstner – guitar
Markus Grosskopf – bass
Daniel Löble – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL.

DEMIRICOUS – Release “Smoke Chaser”

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Indiana death/thrash band DEMIRICOUS have unleashed their song “Smoke Chaser”. The track is taken from their highly anticipated album III: Chaotic Lethal, which is out on May 13, 2022. The song is now available on all streaming platforms.

The band comments: 

“From a writing standpoint, we took a bit of a different approach on this one. With the chorus, we wanted to open it up with a huge melodic riff, and a catchy, anthemic hook. And to counteract the catchiness of the chorus and melody, we wanted to cap it with one of the ugliest moments on the entire record. “Smoke Chaser” lyrically is about how humanity has a false sense of relevance, as a result of technology. We are all addicted, and constantly chasing something we will never actually obtain.”

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o66E4nFSHVM

Pre-order vinyl: https://www.postrecordings.com/products/demiricous-chaotic-lethal-lp

Pre-order cassette: https://demiricousofficial.bandcamp.com/album/chaotic-lethal

Rising from the depths of the abyss, DEMIRICOUS are preparing to unleash their most monstrous record yet III: Chaotic Lethal. The death/thrash quartet from Indianapolis, Indiana, initially formed in 2005 and released two successful full lengths gaining international regard. Following an extended hiatus, the outfit are making an impactful return.

“It’s been 15 years since we’ve released a record. We are so unbelievably proud of this one, and this is the DEMIRICOUS record we’ve always wanted to make. Prepare yourselves. It’s a fucking monster.”

DEMIRICOUS delve into heavier instrumentation and sinister moods, releasing a plethora of hard-hitting sounds across the tracks. Immersing eerily into a desolate landscape, “Unconditional Hate” smothers the senses. As guitars begin to screech and grapple through the murkiness, it’s not long before the sheer speed and power of DEMIRICOUS breaks through.

Demonic low tones dominate the instrumentation and aggressive vocals. From the high fuelled groove rhythms of and blast beats of “Smoke Chaser”, to the unearthly doom and gloom of “Chaotic Lethal”, DEMIRICOUS venture across realms of dynamic metal influences creating a thrilling and hauntingly theatrical experience. The album operates in a cyclical nature seeing the final track, “Faith Crime” withdraw to the void from which III: Chaotic Lethal emerged.

III: Chaotic Lethal marks a monumental milestone. It is an epic collection of tracks exploring a dark narrative of the barbaric and grotesque. DEMIRICOUS’s sound is revived and restored, as the band have evolved into their next chapter.

Line-Up:
Nate Olp
Dustin Boltjes
Scott Wilson
Ben Parrish

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/demiricous
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demiricous_official/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DEMIRICOUS.

Post. Festival 2022 Announced

Posted in Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on May 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Post. Festival is back with a grander scope and eyes set on establishing the finest assemblage of niche rock artists to take place on American soil. Following the examples set by like-minded European events, the Post. Festival is as much about community and respect and support as it is about music and culture. It is a celebration both for fans and artists, an opportunity to come together and revel in a scene that has built itself from within to the point of global presence, without the aid of commercial status.

Some of the most exceptional and creative musicians work within the realms of “post”-adjacent genres, and it is this festival’s goal to bring as many of them as possible together for one weekend to give them the opportunity to show out and share their work with a wildly dedicated fan base.

This year’s line-up includes: BORIS, PELICAN, NOTHING, PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH, JUNIUS, ARMS AND SLEEPERS, COASTLANDS, I HEAR SIRENS, FACS, GLASSING, PILLARS, FRAYLE, COLIN PHILS, GLACIER, BRAVE ARROWS, BLACK FLAK AND THE NIGHTMARE FIGHTERS, & ONUS.

Post. Festival Day 1 will begin at 5pm on Friday, September 9, and Day 2 will begin at 3pm on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Post. Festival 2022 is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices, Indiana City Brewery, Stranger Attractions Presents, Jenkins-Martin Drum Company, Indy CD & Vinyl, Futuro, Grumps Slice Shop, Heavy Blog Is Heavy, A Thousand Arms, Luxinvictus, Black Circle Music Bar, Young Epoch, Where Post Rock Dwells, Just Pop In, The Vogue, 1979 & Co., and The Alley Cat.

Ticket Link: https://thevogue.com/events/post-festival-2022-september-9-2022

Social Media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/postfest
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_post_festival/

Source: C Squared Music

Japanese Thrash Metal Veterans SURVIVE Confirmed For “Metallization III” In September 2022!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band-photo by Ko-ichi Mukoyama

Japanese Thrash Metal veterans “Samurais From Hell”, SURVIVE – active for more than 20 years – have a pleasure to announce that the band will play at “Metallization III”, taking place on September 3rd 2022 at Club Città in Kawasaki, Japan, one-day-event, dedicated to Japanese bands!

Last year’s edition was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but this year the third edition will be held and alongside SURVIVE, “Metallization III” will see 13 bands on stage: Head Phones President, Genocide Nippon, Hone Your Sense, Invictus, Numb, Phantom Excaliver, Sable Hills, Serenity In Murder, Sex Machineguns, Terror Squad, Volcano and more…

Ticket sales start on May 29th at: http://metallization.jp

Check out the digest movie from SURVIVE’s show at “Metallization I” in 2019: https://youtu.be/VR853NNIwCM

Source: Split Screen PR

LONG LIVE SURVIVE.

Finnish Metal Newcomer BLACKMENT Criticizes The Decision Of An Easy Path With Their New Single “Maw of the Dread”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on April 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Picture: Joona Laitinen

Blackment was founded 2014 in Hyvinkää and they are ready to release their debut album Plains of Oblivion on September 9th this year. As a sample from their upcoming album, they now present their strong new single, Maw of the Dread. Previously the band has released couple of small releases that gave a glimpse of the band’s sound that combines catchy melodies, striking riffs and a tight rhythm base, atmospheric synths, and a distinctive versatile vocal approach. The same elements are also present in the new single.

“Maw of the Dread is an energetic and heavy song that starts like a thunder”guitarist Allan Välimaa explains.”We’ve played this track on our rehearsal room since summer 2016 so this is one of our oldest tracks on the album. The structure of the song is still pretty much the same as back then, except for a couple of changes along the way.”

The vocals lead the listener through a heavy, somber, emotional, and melodic atmosphere. Lyrical theme has a twist of horror that deals with the subject of taking the easy way, in some sense with a hint of satire.

“It’s about people trying to manage things taking the easy way, usually with someone else’s expense. Writing lyrics is kind of a way to cheer myself up and most of the subjects has been created by my own challenges and mistakes in life. So basically, it’s also me looking myself in the mirror, even to this day” Allan Välimaa tells.

Watch the music video ”Maw of the Dread” from here: https://youtu.be/luMVpCZTowc

Blackment:
Sami Vuorenheimo – Vocals
Saalas Ruokangas – Guitar & Backing vocals
Allan Välimaa – Guitar
Väinö Huhtanen – Bass & Backing vocals
Sebastian Nyandoto – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Akseli Aalto – Drums

Maw of the Dread Music by Allan Välimaa
Lyrics by Allan Välimaa & Sami Vuorenheimo

Mixing & recording engineer: Harri Petjakko
Mastering engineer: Mika Jussila

Listen to the EP:
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3vsB2Q0
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3y1HtLw
Bandcamp: https://blackment.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/blackmentfin

HATEBREED – Headlining THIS IS HARDCORE FEST In Philadelphia This July!

Posted in hardcore, hardcore metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

HATEBREED will be headlining the ‘This Is Hardcore Fest’ in Philadelphia this July!

LONG LIVE HATEBREED.

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