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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

https://www.facebook.com/markboalsofficial/
https://www.instagram.com/marcusboals/
http://www.markboalsofficial.com/

Source: Dustin Hardman

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LONG LIVE MARK BOALS.

STONE.

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