L.A. GUNS New Single “You Betray” – Review By Tanis Enos

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock guitarists, hard rock songs, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music reviews, news, rock music review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

L.A. Guns released the first single, ‘You Betray’, from their upcoming album ‘Black Diamonds’, on February 3rd. Tracii Guns took to twitter stating that music producer and session musician, Adam Hamilton had sent the drum tracks to him first.

Guns went on to tweet “…I wrote music to the drums and that’s a first for me. Has an obvious Immigrant Song rhythm which is a monster thing.” The strong ‘Immigrant Song’ influence is no surprise with Guns’ well known love for Led Zeppelin. Just like any experienced songwriter would be able to do, Guns perfectly melded the Viking like intensity of Immigrant Song with the signature LA Guns sleaze that seems to get heavier with each new album.

This song also showcases the ever increasing and extremely impressive vocal range of lead singer Phil Lewis. Lewis has kept his voice pristine and after 35 years can still hit and hold the same notes he did on their debut album. The addition of audio effects throughout the song perfectly complements and even amplifies Lewis’ voice and adds to the emotion and power behind the song.

Black Diamonds is set to be released on April 14th and following the exceedingly well received release of ‘Checkered Past’ in 2022, the fans are chomping at the bit to see what L.A. Guns still has up their sleeve. The announcement of the track listing was enough to spark even more excitement in fans. Along with the album release date, L.A. Guns has also revealed their plans for a 2023 tour with dates to be announced.

– Tanis Enos

‘Black Diamonds’ Track Listing:
1 You Betray
2 Wrong About You
3 Diamonds
4 Babylon
5 Shame
6 Shattered Glass
7 Gonna Lose
8 Got It Wrong
9 Lowlife
10 Crying
11 Like A Drug

MEGADETH – Europe… 2023! Tour Dates

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

From MEGADETH newsletter:

EUROPE… 2023! Most dates on sale now. Poland, Estonia, Sweden & Czech Republic on-sale Friday, 3 February. France on-sale Thursday, 2 February. Tickets & info at megadeth.com/tour

Finnish Progressive Metal Band Sum of Seven Released A New Single & Music Video “The Monster…The King”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2023 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 single and music video ”The Monster…The King’. The track is released in collaboration with Inverse Records.

Watch music video The Monster…The King: https://youtu.be/7D0ttYrWQDc

Listen to The Monster…The King single on streaming services: https://push.fm/fl/sumofseven-monster

Ari Lempinen comments:
“In the song The Monster…The King we wanted to give more room to the instruments to tell the story supporting the vocals. The song flows with tasty solos and tight riffs in synergy with Marko’s vocals and dances between succulent blasting and a relaxing respite. The music reflects the atmosphere of the lyrics, which dive deep into a dreamlike space where the monsters and kings within us are in juxtaposition. The music video features the skilled breakdancer Jose Granados aka Bboy Kalaco who interprets the mood and the message of the song with his skillful moves.


Single cover by Ari Lempinen

The Monster…The King (single 2023)

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

Roxanne “Stereo Typical” To Be Released By Rat Pak Records On February 24th

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Not many bands can say they are releasing their third album thirty-five years after their debut, but not many bands have the history that California rockers Roxanne have. Originally formed in the late 80’s, Roxanne garnered commercial success with their 1988 self-titled debut album which was well received with two songs charting on rock radio; “Cherry Bay” and “Sweet Maria”, as well as a cover of Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music.”

The band is back with their first album of new material in five years and second for Rat Pak Records. Stereo Typical features ten brand new songs from the quartet comprised of Jamie Brown (Vocals, Guitar), John Butler (Guitar), Joe Infante (Bass) and Dave Landry (Drums). The new album also features guest appearance from Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big, dUg Pinnick of King’s X and Jeff Scott Soto. Stereo Typical is scheduled for release worldwide on February 24th.

From the driving intro of album opener “Stereotypical” to the anthemic outro of “Without A Rope,” Roxanne is back with their signature sound of rock-n-roll that garnered them a legion of fans in the late 80’s and continue to support them today. Tracks like “Gotta Live,” “The Cost Of Living” and “Until They Do” are chock full of memorable hooks and melodies. Mr. Big guitarist Paul Gilbert adds a blistering solo to the piano ballad “Looks Like Rain.” King’s X frontman dUg Pinnick offers his vocal talents to the catchy “Only A Call Away” and Jeff Scott Soto shines on the first single “Keep On Keepin’ On.

TRACK LISTING:
01 Stereo Typical
02 Looks Like Rain (ft Paul Gilbert)
03 Gotta Live (explicit)
04 Only A Call Away (ft dUg Pinnick)
05 The Cost Of Living
06 Open Book
07 Waiting For Laura
08 Keep On Keepin’ On (ft Jeff Scott Soto)
09 Until They Do
10 Without A Rope
11 Nothing To Lose (bonus track)

Source: Rat Pak Records

THE 69 EYES – Gotta Rock US Tour Announced – Tickets On Sale This Friday!

Posted in gothic metal, gothic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Marek Sabogal

Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES will return to Western US stages this Spring! The week-long Gotta Rock US Tour will commence on May 5th in Phoenix, Arizona at The Nile Theater and run through May 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sick New World Fest. Support will be provided by Pretty Boy Floyd on select dates. Alongside some classics, fans can expect to hear tracks taken from THE 69 EYES’ long-awaited new album, to be released later this year via Atomic Fire Records. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27th. See all confirmed dates below.

THE 69 EYES w/ Pretty Boy Floyd:

5/05/2023 The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ [tickets]

5/06/2023 The Whisky – Los Angeles, {tickets] *

5/07/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]

5/09/2023 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA [tickets

5/10/2023 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA [tickets]

5/12/2023 The Ranch House – Reno, NV [tickets]

5/13/2023 Sick New World Fest – Las Vegas, NV [tickets] *

* No Pretty Boy Floyd

Recently, THE 69 EYES released the single “Gotta Rock” – a cover from the famous Finnish hard rock band Boycott that released the rock anthem in the late ‘80s. Stream or download THE 69 EYES’ rendition of Boycott’s “Gotta Rock” at THIS LOCATION.

Further info on the new album from THE 69 EYES will follow in the weeks to come. In the meantime, check out the band’s Drive EP HERE.

THE 69 EYES:
Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

ADVERSOR – Italian Thrashers Unveil Details Of New Album “Portrait Of A Wasteland”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Italy’s ADVERSOR will release their new studio album “Portrait Of A Wasteland” February 24th 2023 via Time To Kill Records, today unveiling the record’s cover art, track listing and stunning first single.

Watch ADVERSOR‘s “Outcast” HERE.

Portrait Of A Wasteland” represents a journey through some of the darkest moments a person can ever experience: suffering, anxiety, grief, frustration, barren dreams, denied future without forgetting a ferocious critic to a rotten society, clearly drowning into a spiral of extremisms. Ten raging tracks of pure metal that define a new chapter for the band, displaying a more mature sound mixing Thrash, Death, Black and classic Heavy. Vitriolic lyrics, razor-sharp riffs, neckwrecking parts are what “Portrait Of A Wasteland” is made of.

Tracklist:

  1. Purifying Hate
  2. Outcast
  3. Throwback To Darkness
  4. Les Miserables
  5. Entangled
  6. Seven Years
  7. Under Siege
  8. Greed
  9. Samsara
  10. Portrait Of A Wasteland

Preorder:

https://bfan.link/adversor-portrait-of-a-wasteland

https://adversorthrash.bandcamp.com/album/portrait-of-a-wasteland

https://timetokillrecords.bigcartel.com/product/adversor-portrait-of-a-wasteland-cd-jewel-case

Formed in 2015, ADVERSOR released a demo and two full-length albums, “Rise to Survive” and “The End of Mankind”, in quick succession. Both records allowed them to play everywhere in Italy and Europe alongside acts such as Exciter, Protector, Nifelheim, Gama Bomb and many others.

Discography:

Beware of the Soothsayer (demo) – 2016
Rise to Survive – 2016
The End of Mankind – 2018

Line-up:

Dado – Vocals/Guitar
Phil – Guitar
Ale – Bass
Ja – Drums

Source: Anubi Press

Swiss Hard Rockers SHAKRA Release New Powerful Anthem “Invincible”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock music, hard rock videos, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

“You are invincible— it happens in your brain.” That’s the core message of the single “Invincible” by Swiss hard rockers SHAKRA, who kick off 2023 with this new anthem featuring powerful walls of guitars and haunting melodies. “As simple as this statement may sound, it stands for the essential in everyone’s life, the ability to have an unbreakable will and thereby achieve or create great things. But not only that. It can also mean being able to pull oneself out of the deepest swamp and be perceived in this society as a person steeled with self-confidence.” SHAKRA’s new song is a source of power to strengthen exactly this will. You can achieve anything, not if you believe in it, but if you know it… and that makes you invincible!

After the five piece shared their latest single, “The Way It Is” by the end of last year, today, SHAKRA premiered a music video for their new song “Invincible”. Watch the clip HERE

www.instagram.com/shakraband
www.afm-records.de

Source: AFM Records

Prog Metal Heavy Weights REDEMPTION Release New, Melodic Anthem “Seven Minutes From Sunset”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, progressive metal band with tags , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

New Album, “I Am The Storm”, Out On March 17, 2023 Via AFM Records!

Following the band’s recent announcement, to release their forthcoming, eighth studio offering I Am The Storm on March 17, 2023 through AFM Records, today, Los Angeles-based progressive metal masters Redemption have unleashed a brand new single! By the end of 2022, the band already shared a first album foretaste with a music video for the colossal album title track I Am The Storm.

Band mastermind Nicolas van Dyk reveals: “If I Am The Storm showcases the heaviest aspect of Redemption, Seven Minutes From Sunset showcases a more melodic metal current of prog metal, as Someone Else’s Problem did on our last CD. As for the lyrics…they’re a metaphor. For the listener to decipher.”

Listen to “Seven Minutes From Sunset”, now streaming HERE

Get the song on all digital platforms HERE!

Redemption belongs to one of the leading progressive metal bands in the heavy music world today. Formed in Los Angeles, California in 2000 by guitarist / keyboardist / songwriter Nicolas van Dyk, the band features iconic vocalist Thomas England of Evergrey, the rhythm section of Chris Quirarte (drums) and bassist Sean Andrews, as well as keyboard phenom Vikram Shankar.

As the album title already promises, I Am The Storm is a gripping, stirring, overwhelming and dramatic, new record by the power prog metal act. Combining unapologetic melodies and hooks with technicality, complexity and thundering riffs, Redemption once again occupies a unique place with its powerful, heavy, intelligent and deeply emotional music.

I Am The Storm was produced by van Dyk, Vikram Shankar and sound engineer/guitarist Simone Mularoni (DGM), who – alongside Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth) and Henrik Danhage (Evergrey) – will be also featured as a guest musician on the album. The new Redemption record also contains two cover songs, ‘Turn It On Again’ by Genesis and ‘Red Rain’ by Peter Gabriel.

Set to be released on March 17, 2023 via AFM Records, the album pre-sale has just started at THIS LOCATION!

I Am The Storm – track listing:

  1. I Am The Storm
  2. Seven Minutes From Sunset
  3. Remember The Dawn
  4. The Emotional Depiction Of Light
  5. Resilience
  6. Action At A Distance
  7. Turn It On Again
  8. All This Time (And Not Enough)
  9. The Emotional Depiction Of Light (Remix)
  10. Red Rain

Vinyl Bonus Tracks:
The Pearl Clutchers (feat. Chris Poland)
The Far Side Of The Clouds (feat. Henrik Danhage)

Source: AFM Records

SAM BAM KOLTUN – “What Did You Just Ask Me?” Episode 2 Video Interview By Tanis Enos

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock guitarists, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, interviews, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: TBEphotography

Metal Odyssey is proud to present the newest video interview done by our very own Tanis Enos for her series “What Did You Just Ask Me?” Episode 2. This edition’s guest is axe slinger Sam Bam Koltun for the ultra acclaimed Faster Pussycat. He also plays for Dorothy and Budderside. Tanis once again gives us a fun and fact filled interview that we’re sure you’ll enjoy!

Photo credit: TBEphotography

Finnish Female Fronted Melodic Death Metal Band ADMIRE THE GRIM Released Their Debut EP “Rogue Five”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Promo picture by Minna Rossi

Finnish melodic death metal band Admire the Grim released their debut EP Rogue Five on January 13th 2023 via Inverse Records. Strictly limited CD version is released on February 3rd and pre-sale is available on Inverse Records Store.

The band comments on making of ‘Rogue Five’ EP:

“After our first single release in the spring of 2022 we soon started rehearsing on our debut EP to be ready for the studio recordings. We recorded everything in the summer of 2022 in our beautiful hometown Lappeenranta and we also filmed our first music video for the title track that summer. A lot of our friends participated in the making of the music video and some of them joined us in the studio to record gang shouts as well. In other words, the entire process went smoothly in good company and the energy was high! In our opinion we managed to capture that vibe for the record itself and we are very pleased about how it turned out. Huge thanks go to our friends, Saku MoilanenOnni LappalainenMikko Tirkkonen and Inverse Records for making it such a smooth sail.”

Listen to Rogue Five EP: https://push.fm/fl/atg-r5

Watch Rogue Five music video.

BIOGRAPHY:

Admire the Grim is a melodic death metal band from Lappeenranta, Finland. The group was formed by five friends in early 2021. In May 2022 the band released its first single ‘Storm the Barricade’ and in September 2022 music video and single for ‘Rogue Five’ saw the daylight. In November 2022 the second single ‘The Flood’ from ‘Rogue Five’ -EP was released and the EP itself is published on January 2023 via Inverse Records.

Line-up:
Katri Snellman (vocals)
Jani Loikkanen (guitar)
Sirja Ojaniemi (guitar)
Kalle Raatikainen (bass)
Tommi Vante (drums)

EP cover by Anssi Kuivalainen

Admire the Grim – Rogue Five (EP) (2023)

01. The Flood
02. Mad Queen of the Second Sun
03. Admire the Grim
04. Rogue Five

https://admirethegrim.bandcamp.com

BLOODBOUND – Announces New Album, ‘Tales From The North’ + Live Dates Over Europe!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

When it comes to defending the core values of timeless power metal and combining them with fresh stylistic variations and exciting stories, Swedish power metallers Bloodbound have always been fighting at the forefront. With nine studio albums in 16 years under their belt, the six-piece has proven their versatility and inventiveness countless times. Following the much acclaimed, latest record Creatures Of The Dark Realm (2021, AFM Records), Bloodbound have announced the release of their upcoming masterpiece, entitled Tales From The North!

“‘Tales From The North’ is very much a concept album about the viking era. About the lives of our ancestors up here in the dark, cold and unfriendly environments of the north,” explains lead guitarist Tomas Olsson and summarizes the content of their eleven songs: “Different legends and myths intertwine during the course of the songs, leading up to the epic battle of 1066, which marks the end of the viking era.” Those who already know the sound of Bloodbound can imagine the metallic force the band employs to evoke this story. Tales From The Northwill be released on July 7, 2023 via AFM/Soulfood as a 2-CD digipak including a live CD. As a special treat, it will also be released as a strictly limited box set as well as coloured vinyl LPs.

Give ear, as today, the band shared a lyric video for their first album single “Odin’s Prayer”!
“Odin’s Prayer is a real banger of a song”, Fredrik Bergh comments. “It represents the new album well and I think it’s a great first taste of the new record. On Tales From The North we have gone back to the roots of bloodbound a bit and I think the bloodheads will like what they hear!“

Watch the Official Lyric Video for Odin’s Prayer HERE

Bloodbound have not only improved in terms of content, but also musically. Says Olsson: “The songs are more fast-paced and closer to some of our earlier stuff like ’Moria’ and ’Nosferatu’, but have more complex arrangements. Compared to the predecessor ‘Creatures Of The Dark Realm’ there are heavier guitars and some deeper sounding keyboards. We have also incorporated some traditional nordic folk music instruments to fit the concept of the album. It’s still pure power metal but we’re trying to take it to the next level.”

Pre-Order ‘Tales From The North’ HERE!

Tales From The North was produced by Bloodbound, and was mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren (Amorphis, Overkill, Sabaton) at the Swedish ‘Black Lounge Studios’. The cover artwork was done by Péter Sallai (Hammerfall, Powerwolf & many more).

Tales From The North track listing:
01. Tales From The North
02. Drink With The Gods
03. Odin´s Prayer
04. The Raven´s Cry
05. Mimir`s Crystal Eye
06. Between The Enemy Lines
07. Land Of Heroes
08. Sail Among The Dead
09. Stake My Claims
10.Sword And Axe
11. 1066

BLOODBOUND:
Tomas Olsson – lead guitar
Fredrik Bergh – keyboards
Patrik Selleby – vocals
Henrik Olsson – rhythm guitar
Anders Broman – bass
Daniel Hansfeldt – drums

In support of their upcoming album, Bloodbound has announced an extensive headliner tour and to appear at several festivals such as Karmoygeddon, RockHarz, Masters of Rock, among others. Make sure to catch them live at the following dates this year:

04.02.2023 (SWE) MORA Lilla Helfvetet
28.02.2023 (GER) BERLIN Hole 44*
01.03.2023 (GER) MUNICH Backstage Halle*
02.03.2023 (CH) PRATTELN Z7*
03.03.2023 (FR) COLMAR Le Grillen*
04.03.2023 (BE) VORSELAAR De Dreef*
05.03.2023 (GER) NUREMBERG Hirsch*
06.03.2023 (GER) MANNHEIM 7er Club*
07.03.2023 (GER) ASCHAFFENBURG Colos-Saal*
08.03.2023 (GER) HAMBURG Bahnhof Pauli*
09.03.2023 GER SIEGBURG Kubana*
10.03.2023 (GER) ESSEN Turock*
11.03.2023 (NL) ENSCHEDE Metropool*
12.03.2023 (GER) KASSEL Goldgrube*
04.05.2023 (NOR) KOPERVIK Karmoygeddon Festival
08.07.2023 (GER) BALLENSTEDT RockHarz Festival
16.07.2023 (CZE) VIZOVICE Masters of Rock Festival

with: ARION, NORTHTALE , TUNGSTEN

Tickets: https://linktr.ee/bloodboundmetal

Source: AFM Records

HATRIOT – Announce US Tour In February & March With KINGS OF THRASH

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Hatriot On Tour with Kings Of Thrash “The MEGA Years” featuring Dave Ellefson and Jeff Young!

List of dates below!
2/16 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
2/17 — Minneapolis, MN — Varsity Theater
2/19 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre
2/20 — Indianapolis, IN — The Vogue
2/21 — Columbia, MO — Blue Note
2/22 — Columbus, OH — King Of Clubs
2/24 — Flint, MI — The Machine Shop
2/25 — Cincinnati, OH — Legends Bar And Venue
2/27 — Cleveland, OH — Beachland Ballroom And Tavern
2/28 — Warrendale, PA — Jergels
3/1 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
3/3 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance
3/4 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
3/5 — Harrisburg, PA — Midtown Arts Center
3/7 — Ardmore, PA — Ardmore Music Hall
3/8 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
3/10 — Charlottesville, VA — Jefferson Theatre
3/11 — Greensboro, NC — Hangar 1819
3/12 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
3/14 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm
3/15 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Hell)

HATRIOT:
Cody Souza – Lead Vocals, Bass
Kosta Varvatakis – Lead Guitar
Kevin Paterson – Vocals, Guitar
Nick Souza – Drums

HATRIOT DISCOGRAPHY:
2013 Heroes Of Origin
2014 Dawn Of The New Centurion
2019 From Days Unto Darkness
2022 The Vale Of Shadows

Source: Massacre Records

Shredder LAWRENCE WALLACE To Unleash “Compilation Songs”

Posted in Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, instrumental metal, instrumental music, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Philly-based guitar hero Lawrence Wallace continues his reign as one of metal’s most intense shredders with the release of Compilation Songs. A modern take on the Shrapnel Records era of shred metal, the album is a handpicked “greatest hits” compilation of music recorded by Wallace in 2021.

Check out the album track “Limitless” at this location.

Compilation Songs is set to be released on March 1. All music and instruments were performed and recorded by Lawrence Wallace.

Tracklisting:
1) Limitless
2) War In Heaven
3) The Enchanted Mirror
4) The Awakening
5) Visions Of Another World
6) Impact Velocity
7) Journey Through Time
8) Ambush
9) Lost At Sea
10) Burst

Lawrence Wallace is a guitar and music virtuoso from the Philadelphia, PA area. He started playing at the age of 16 and has studied under Shrapnel recording artist Greg Howe. His playing is heavily influenced by celebrated shredders like Yngwie Malmsteen and Paul Gilbert. Lawrence has been in several bands, such as Shadows in The Crypt, Serpent ov Old, Infernal Opera, Chasing Squirrels, and others.

Lawrence has written well over 150 songs, including vocal and instrumental tracks, as well as soundtracks and various short clips for promo events. A creative and gifted shredder, Lawrence takes the art of instrumental guitar to the next level by incorporating a mystical, visual element into his music.

Source: ClawHammer PR

WITCHROT – Announce New Album “Live In The Hammer”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Sizzling, soulful and bewitching, WITCHROT is gearing up for their latest offering Witchrot: Live in the Hammer, due out for its international release March 10, 2023. All sleaze and psych, Live In The Hammer has the fuzz fueled quartet playing in the grease trap of Ontario. Smoky vocals overtop mesmeric psychedelic doom fill the room to the brim. Pre-orders for Live In The Hammer are available HERE.

Formed in Toronto in 2018, WITCHROT was founded by Lea Reto (vocals) & Peter Turik (Guitar). After some international press over band disputes, betrayals, and a temporary break up, the band recruited Lea’s boyfriend Nick Kervin (Drums) and Cam Alford (Bass). Together they recorded the band’s debut full-length Hollow (2021) and most recently Live In the Hammer. Currently, Nick “Nido” Dolphin has joined the band on bass.

Pulling from the lost psychedelic masterpieces with fuzz erupting like a volcano and the ethereal shoegaze music of the late 80s and 90s, WITCHROT has carved their own haunting path. The all-consuming wave of divine music that is terrifying by its sheer velocity and force rather than dissonance.

Simultaneously beautiful and putrid, Live In The Hammer pays homage to the grime of the past, paved over by the glitz of the present. Live In The Hammer was recorded at Boxcar Sound in Hamilton, and mastered by Tony Reed at Heavy Head Recording.

Live At The Hammer Track Listing:
1. Medley – Druid Smoke Part 1 (The Keeper) / Crypt Reaper / Burn Me Down
2. Dug Your Grave / Strega
3. Acedia
4. Who Scared You
5. Colder Hands
6. Million Shattered Swords

The bubbling cauldron that is Live In the Hammer, serves as a bridge between Hollow and the band’s forthcoming next album, currently in the works. There’s no escaping the strange web of WITCHROT. Fall into the chasm and embrace the dark.

WITCHROT:

Lea Reto – Vocals
Peter Turik – Guitar
Nick Kervin – Drums
Nick “Nido” Dolphin – Bass

Connect With WITCHROT:

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/witchrot/1448913047

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/witchrotband/

Source: C Squared Music

Ice Cold Doom Trio MAMMOTH CARAVAN Release New Single: “Frostbite”

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 4, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Little Rock (AR) – Sludge/Doom Metal trio MAMMOTH CARAVAN released “Frostbite,” the second single and closing track from forthcoming debut album Ice Cold Oblivion on Christmas day. The song tells the story of a baby mammoth that strayed from the herd and is being pursued by a primitive nomad that’s hungry for blood.

According to bassist/vocalist Brandon Ringo (who celebrated a birthday on the same day as the premiere), “the song is our favorite to play live and the one I’m most proud of on Ice Cold Oblivion; and it really channels a heavy Electric Wizard/Eyehategod-esque boogie.”

Check out “Frostbite” on Band camp and Spotify.

MAMMOTH CARAVAN will release debut/concept album Ice Cold Oblivion February 25, 2023 on CD, digital, cassette, and vinyl formats.

Ice Cold Oblivion was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jason Tedford at Wolfman Studios.

Pre-order:

Line-Up:

Brandon Ringo – Bass/Vocals
Evan Swift – Guitar
Robert Warner – Drums

mammothcaravan.bandcamp.com/album/ice-cold-oblivion

Track Listing:

  1. Ice Cold Oblivion
  2. Nomad (feat. Mat Johnson)
  3. Petroglyphs
  4. Megafauna
  5. Periglacial
  6. Frostbite

Source: ClawHammer PR

instagram.com/mammothcaravandoom

Mammoth Caravan on Spotify

mammothcaravan.bandcamp.com

My Biggest Pet Peeves About Bands… Here We Go!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Here’s a list of some of my pet peeves about bands; regardless if they’re big or obscure:

Bands want bloggers to promote them; yet bands won’t promote the bloggers.

Bands that COMPLAIN CONSTANTLY about not making money from touring.

Bands that ask INSANE PRICES for their merch.

Bands that COMPLAIN CONSTANTLY about Spotify.

Bands that ignore their fans on social media.

It’s ALL TRUTH. Way too many bands “think” they’re groundbreaking and all they are is carbon copies of what’s been done before.

My message to bands and solo artists: If it wasn’t for the fans, you wouldn’t have a band. Period.

The Spooky Basement And A New Year Resolution

Posted in decluttering, horror, houses, life, life stories, living, old houses with tags , , , , on January 2, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Above, is the spooky room that is part of the basement of my house. Aw, hell, the entire basement is eerie. I’ve made it one of my new year resolutions to finally clean out this abomination. Lord have mercy.

You see, I’ve never even stepped foot into this room; nor has any family member. My wife and I bought this 1902 house six years ago and this room and it’s god forsaken contents we’ve unfortunately inherited from what looks to be many previous owners. From what I gather, there appears to be just very old junk, dirt and stones within.

Below is a photo of the door closed to this hell pit. I promise to update how my progress develops from engaging and cleaning out the spooky room.

– Stone

01 – 01 – 23

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

12 – 31 – 22

Posted in classic rock, Death Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal Odyssey Is NO MORE

Posted in Heavy Metal on December 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Thanks to the NON SUPPORT, Metal Odyssey is no more. We had some amazing years; however, the traffic for Metal Odyssey has been ridiculous. Have fun supporting the other Metal blogs that are run by 18 year olds. I’m done. LATER.

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