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Swedish Heavy Rock Queens THUNDERMOTHER Share Music Video For Title Track Of Upcoming New Album “Black And Gold”!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

August 19, 2022 will see the Swedish heavy rock queens that are THUNDERMOTHER, release their hotly anticipated, new album, Black And Gold, via AFM Records. Twelve adrenaline-fuelled songs will take you on a wild, high voltage and powerful ride into the filthy yet catchy rock ‘n’ roll sound THUNDERMOTHER is known and loved for: Creating infectious party rock songs with an irresistible feelgood appeal!

Following their latest, chart-breaking album Heat Wave (2020), that has been praised by both fans and international music press alike, Black And Gold looks set to be a next landmark and level for the charismatic, authentic and ambitious band, as previously-released singles “I Don’t Know You”, “Watch Out” or “Hot Mess” already proved. Today, THUNDERMOTHER presents a brand new music video, for the album title track Black And Gold!

“The title track of our upcoming album and the ONE song that we hope to unite all our fans under, the colors black and gold are ours now and we wear it with pride!” Says vocalist Guernica Mancini. “This tribe is for everyone, let’s lead the way with love, unity and passion and why not look amazing while doing that too!”

Watch THUNDERMOTHER’s brand new video for “Black And Gold” HERE:

Get the song on all digital platforms at THIS LOCATION!

With four critically acclaimed studio albums to date and countless, frenetically acclaimed live shows under their belt – not even the Corona pandemic could completely slow the band down and they played concerts from such as the roof of a fire truck, THUNDERMOTHER were born for the stage, their energetic live shows have to be seen. The band is currently on tour in Europe, followed by a US run with legendary SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE. All of their upcoming live dates can be found below.

Black And Gold, was recorded at Baggpipe Studios, Stockholm, and was mixed and mastered by Søren Andersen at Medley Studios in Copenhagen. Coming out on Vinyl, CD and as Digital formats on August 19, 2022 through AFM Records, the album pre-sale is now available at THIS LOCATION or to pre-save on Digital platforms HERE!

THUNDERMOTHER:
Guernica Mancini – Vocals
Filippa Nässil – Guitars
Emlee Johansson – Drums
Mona Lindgren – Bass

Black And Gold – track listing:

  1. The Light In The Sky
  2. Black And Gold
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. Hot Mess
  5. Wasted
  6. Watch Out
  7. I Don’t Know You
  8. Looks No Hooks
  9. Loud And Free
  10. Try With Love
  11. Stratosphere
  12. Borrowed Time

THUNDERMOTHER – Live in Europe:
29.07.2022 (FI) Oulu – Qstock Festival
30.07.2022 (FI) Åbo – DBTL-festival
31.07.2022 (DE) Johannesberg – Mühlenbergfestival
04.08.-06.08.2022 (DE) Wacken – Wacken Open Air
06.08.2022 (DE) Gelsenkirchen – Horst Rockt
10.08.2022 (DE) Düsseldorf – Zakk
11.08.2022 (DE) Eschwege – Open Flair Festival
12.08.2022 (DE) Georgsmarienhütte – Hütte Rockt Festival
13.08.2022 (DE) Zweisimmen – Mannried Open Air
17.08.2022 (DE) Selb – Gemeindehalle Schirnding
18.08.2022 (DE) Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Open Air
19.08.2022 (DE) Gusow – Wild Motors & Beach Party

North American Tour 2022, with SCORPIONS & WHITESNAKE:
Aug 21 Toronto, ON (Budweiser Stage)
Aug 24 Quebec City, QC (Centre Videotron)
Aug 27 Montreal, QC (Bell Center)
Aug 30 Detroit, MI (Pine Knob Music Theatre)
Sep 01 Rosemont, IL (Allstate Arena)
Sep 05 Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata Casino)
Sep 07 Belmont Park, NY (UBS Arena)
Sep 09 Mashantucket, CT (Foxwoods Casino)
Sep 12 Hollywood, FL (Hard Rock Live)
Sep 14 Tampa, FL (Amalie Arena)
Sep 17 Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
Sep 19 El Paso, TX (Don Haskins Center)
Sep 21 Tulsa, OK (BOK Arena)
Sep 24 San Antonio, TX (Freeman Coliseum)
Sep 27 Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
Sep 29 Denver, CO (Ball Arena)
Oct 01 San Diego, CA (Viejas Arena)
Oct 04 Los Angeles, CA (The Forum)
Oct 07 Fresno, CA (Save Mart Center)
Oct 09 Portland, OR (Moda Center)
Oct 13 Spokane, WA (Spokane Arena)
Oct 15 Tacoma, WA (Tacoma Dome)
Oct 18 Oakland, CA (Oakland Coliseum)
Oct 21 Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay)

Source: AFM Records

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 30th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 30, 2001 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. The set list below:

  1. N.I.B.
  2. Snowblind
  3. Scary Dreams
  4. War Pigs
  5. Iron Man
  6. Into the Void
  7. The Wizard
  8. Black Sabbath
  9. Paranoid
  10. Children of the Grave

On July 30, 2005 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Tweeter Center in Chicago, Illinois. Set list below:

N.I.B.
After Forever
War Pigs
Dirty Women
Fairies Wear Boots
Symptom Of The Universe / Sweet Leaf / Electric Funeral
Iron Man
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Paranoid
Encore: Children Of The Grave
Outro: Changes

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

MISFIRE – Chicago Thrash Trio To Support Warbringer On US Tour This September – “Sympathy For The Ignorant” Debut Out Now On MNRK Heavy

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Wombat Fire

Chicago-based thrash trio MISFIRE will support Warbringer on their upcoming US run of live dates! The Unraveling Tour begins September 13th in Fresno, California and runs through October 1st in West Hollywood, California. Additional support will be provided by Heathen, making it one thrash tour not to be missed!

Comments MISFIRE drummer James Nicademus, “We are proud and honored to be welcomed as a part of the US Unraveling tour with our friends Warbringer and thrash metal legends Heathen. See you all soon!”

Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.

MISFIRE w/ Warbringer, Heathen:
9/13/2022 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
9/14/2022 The Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
9/15/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA
9/16/2022 Mano Oculta PDX – Portland, OR
9/17/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/18/2022 The Shredder – Boise, ID
9/19/2022 HQ – Denver, CO
9/21/2022 1867 Bar – Lincoln, NE
9/22/2022 89th St. Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
9/23/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
9/24/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
9/25/2022 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
9/26/2022 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
9/27/2022 Last Exit Live – Phoenix, AZ
9/28/2022 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/29/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/30/2022 Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
10/1/2022 Whisky-A-Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA

MISFIRE will be touring in support of Sympathy For The Ignorant, their ferocious debut full-length released through MNRK Heavy earlier this year. Conjuring old-school flavored thrash metal devastation with the kind of bombastic firepower that could wake the dead, MISFIRE creates more of a racket than bands twice their size, unleashing song after song of unrelenting savagery. It’s music that could have arrived in the thrash golden age of 1986, when bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Dark Angel, and Sodom delivered crucial records. And yet MISFIRE is forward-thinking, injecting modern metal mastery into their brew for a potent and timeless sound.

Captured in a small studio and engineered by vocalist/bassist Sean Coogan, MISFIRE’s Sympathy For The Ignorant is free from click-tracks and other unnecessary frills, projecting the purity of what three musicians raised on Pantera and the Big 4 sound like in a room together. The record is heavy, brawny, and confident, filled with the kind of earworm thrash metal riffs that sends aspiring players to the guitar store.

Sympathy For The Ignorant is available on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION.

View the band’s previously released videos for “Fractured” HERE, “Red Flag” HERE, and “War Of Mine” HERE.

MISFIRE:
Jay Johnson – vocals/guitar
Sean Coogan – vocals/bass
James Nicademus – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MISFIRE.

Legendary LA Rockers ANGELES Release Official Video For ‘Running Like An Outlaw’, Feat. Dale George Lytle On Vocals!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Platinum selling legendary LA rockers ANGELES released their latest full-length album “Running like an Outlaw“ on March 5th 2022, via MVD Entertainment and SONY Music and is available at Walmart, FYE, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all Digital Streaming retailers.

Today ANGELES release the official video for the album title track ‘Running like an Outlaw’, feat. the band’s founder and lead guitarist Dale George Lytle on vocals!

Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPc24rMOrks

The single ‘Running like an Outlaw’ is coming soon through Dark Star Records.

ANGELES’ earlier video ‘Nothing But Love’ from the album “Running like an Outlaw“ hit #22 on the Billboard Radio Charts. In case you missed the video, watch it here: https://youtu.be/si4LtV17bWY

Buy the physical CD’s NOW through Dark Star Records/ Sony/ Universal at https://bit.ly/AngelesOutlawCD.

Running like an Outlaw“ album produced by Dale Lytle.

“Running like an Outlaw“ lineup:
DALE LYTLE – Founder and Lead Guitar
MASON OLIVER – Vocals
STEVEN STIERS – Bass Guitar and backing vocals
DANNY BASULTO – Drums

LONG LIVE ANGELES.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 26th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 26, 1992 – BLACK SABBATH performed at the Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The opening band was DANZIG. This was during the Dehumanizer Tour. Love/hate did not perform that night. Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice on drums.

Black Sabbath Set List:
E5150, The Mob Rules, Computer God, Children Of The Sea, Time Machine, War Pigs, I, Die Young, Guitar Solo, Black Sabbath, Master of Insanity, After All (The Dead), Drum Solo, Iron Man, Heaven And Hell – Encore: Neon Knights, Paranoid, Heaven And Hell (reprise)

On July 26, 2001 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The set list below:

  1. N.I.B.
  2. Snowblind
  3. Scary Dreams
  4. War Pigs
  5. Iron Man
  6. Into the Void
  7. The Wizard
  8. Black Sabbath
  9. Paranoid
  10. Children of the Grave

On July 26, 2005 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. The set list below:

  1. N.I.B.
  2. After Forever
  3. War Pigs
  4. Dirty Women
  5. Fairies Wear Boots
  6. Symptom of the Universe / Sweet Leaf / Electric Funeral
  7. Iron Man
  8. Into the Void
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. The Wizard
  11. Paranoid
  12. Children of the Grave

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

Western Canada’s Decibel Breaking Metal Fest LOUD AS HELL Celebrates 10 Years!

Posted in dark metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

w/ AngelMaker, Endast, Neck of The Woods, Carcosa, WAKE and more!

July 29 – July 31 – Drumheller, AB @ Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds

Social Media Hashtag #LAHX

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Canadian extreme music festival LOUD AS HELL will be celebrating 10 years of roaring decibel-breaking metal from July 29th to 31st at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds in Drumheller, AB.

LOUD AS HELL has hosted hundreds of Canadian and international bands annually since the first metal jamboree in 2012 with exception of 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. During its decade of showcasing Canadian and international bands to Alberta metal fans, the festival has grown into a pilgrimage for metalheads from across Canada. Past years have hosted headliners such as Into Eternity, Goatwhore, Battlecross, Fit for An Autopsy, Anciients, Archspire, Unleash The Archers, Striker, KEN mode, Obey The Brave, Protest the Hero among many more.

This year’s 2022 lineup is another special one with headliners Vancouver’s AngelMaker bringing their guttural and brutal beauty to the LAH stage for the first time in support of their latest album “Sanctum” along with LAH alumni Neck of The Woods for the Sunday festivities. The lineup also witnesses the reunion of Montreal metalcore titans Endast along with a rare appearance from Calgary’s prog squad Divinity for the Saturday moshpit. And for the Friday opening night, the venomous deathcore of Vancouver’s Carcosa and Calgary blackened death eaters Plaguebringer will set off the debauchery of extreme proportions.

TICKETS FOR LAH X NOW AVAILABLE at the following link – www.loudashell.ca/tickets

All bands on LAH 2022 can be heard at this festival lineup Spotify playlist – https://spoti.fi/3IGRtv7

LAH will be closely monitoring guidelines and updates from Alberta’s provincial government for Covid protocols.

Loud As Hell 2022 Lineup:

Thursday, July 28
Festival Kick-Off Show at Neighbours’ Corner Pub
All Else Fails
ParamNesia
Crimson Caliber
Whorrify

Friday, July 29
Carcosa
Plaguebringer
The Unending
Juliet Ruin
Witchmayne
Osyron
Snakepit
My Mortal Remains
No More Moments

Saturday, July 30
Endast, Divinity
Immortal Possession
WMD
Syryn
Exterminatus
Ophelia Falling
Tymo
Detherous
Devolver
Flashback
Wthcnvctn
Rising Sun
Silent Line
Call Of The Siren
Moosifix
Lost Nebula

Sunday, July 31
AngelMaker
Neck Of The Woods
Wake
Thunderor
Votov
Tortured Saint
Anarcheon
Forsaken Rite
Kosm
My Hollow
Atavistia
Hyperia
Blackest Sin
Stench Of Death
Honour Bound

More info: LoudAsHell.ca

Source: Asher Media Relations

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 25th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 25, 1992 – BLACK SABBATH performed at USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. This was during the Dehumanizer Tour. Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice on drums.

On July 25, 2013 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at The Woodlands, (a Houston suburb), Texas. This was the opening night on American soil for the 13 Tour. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Tommy Clufetos on drums. The set list below:

Black Sabbath Houston July 25, 2013 Set List
1. ‘War Pigs’
2. ‘Into the Void’
3. ‘Under the Sun’
4. ‘Snowblind’
5. ‘Age of Reason’
6. ‘Black Sabbath’
7. ‘Behind the Wall of Sleep’
8. ‘N.I.B.’
9. ‘End of the Beginning’
10. ‘Fairies Wear Boots’
11. ‘Methademic’
12. ‘Rat Salad/Drum Solo’
13. ‘Iron Man’
14. ‘God Is Dead?’
15. ‘Dirty Women’
16. ‘Children of the Grave’
17. ‘Paranoid’

* Set list validity credit: NOISECREEP

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 24th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: Black Sabbath Instagram

On July 24, 1971 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

On July 24, 1999 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Blockbuster Pavilion in San Bernardino, California. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. After Forever
  5. Electric Funeral
  6. Sweet Leaf
  7. Into the Void
  8. Snowblind
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. Iron Man
  11. Children of the Grave
  12. Paranoid

On July 24, 2005, BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia. The set list below:

  1. N.I.B.
  2. After Forever
  3. War Pigs
  4. Dirty Women
  5. Fairies Wear Boots
  6. Symptom of the Universe / Sweet Leaf / Electric Funeral
  7. Iron Man
  8. Into the Void
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. The Wizard
  11. Paranoid
  12. Sleeping Village
  13. Children of the Grave

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

Melbourne’s Heavy Rock Act DEAD CITY RUINS Premieres New Single And Video Of Upcoming Album “Shockwave”!

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

August 19, 2022 will see Melbourne-based hard rock act DEAD CITY RUINS release their fourth studio album, entitled Shockwave, via AFM Records. Following their much acclaimed, third album Never Say Die in 2018, Shockwave will not only introduce new vocalist, Steve Welsh, but showcases the band’s exceptional songwriting talent and high voltage rock ’n’ roll at its best!

After previously-released album singles, “Preacher” and “Speed Machine”, today, the Australians shared a music video for new single “The Sorcerer”. Singer Steve promises: “The Sorcerer will take you on an electric journey into a parallel dimension, where rock and roll wields cosmic powers beyond our comprehension!”

Watch the new DEAD CITY RUINS video for “The Sorcerer” HERE

Get the song on all digital platforms HERE!

As Shockwave proves, DEAD CITY RUINS don’t just have a penchant for songwriting, but also arrangements and the right energy. Formed in 2012, the band sold their belongings and went all-in when it comes to rock ’n’ roll. Tirelessly touring the planet, the band has managed to capture the hearts of its audience gig by gig – much like Rival Sons, Monster Truck, and similar trailblazers of their generation have. They also share a list of influences with these acts, namely Deep Purple, Guns N’ Roses, Zeppelin. Their goal: bring rock ’n’ roll back to the people, and there is no doubt about it, they will!

Shockwave was mixed by US-producer Gene Freeman aka Machine, who has already worked with the likes of Lamb Of God, Clutch, and Crobot. Slated for a release on August 19, 2022 via AFM Records, the pre-sale of Shockwave is available at THIS LOCATION!

Shockwave – track listing:

  1. Preacher
  2. Vision
  3. Madness
  4. Speed Machine
  5. Rain
  6. Dog On A Leash
  7. This Side Of The Dirt
  8. Drifter
  9. Spiders
  10. End Of The Line
  11. Blood Moon
  12. The Sorcerer

DEAD CITY RUINS are:
Steve Welsh (Vocals)
Tommy Cain (Guitars)
Sean Blanchard (Guitars)
Thomas Murphy (Bass)
Nick Trajanovski (Drums)

Source: AFM Records

www.afm-records.com

FASTER PUSSYCAT – Sign With Golden Robot Records

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Golden Robot Records is proud to announce the signing of influential rock band Faster Pussycat.

They are currently on the road with Tom Keifer and L.A. Guns for the North American tour ‘Sonic Slam’ plus a series of their own headlining shows across the USA and are elated to be teaming up with global powerhouse record label Golden Robot Records.

Originally formed during the mid ’80s glam rock era, Faster Pussycat have gone on to have a triumph of success with over 2 million plus albums sold worldwide and have accompanied some of rocks most distinguished names on tour such as Alice CooperOzzy Osbourne, Mötley CrüeGuns N’ Roses and Kiss.

Faster Pussycat has had the rock scene in an ongoing chokehold with over 260k listeners per month on a singular streaming platform – proving that not only are they still a prominent force, but they have also been able to successfully mold to the digital age and maintain stamina: no easy feat.

Faster Pussycat, consisting of Taime Downe (Vocals), Sam ‘Bam’ Koltun (Guitar), Danny Nordahl (Bass), Chad Stewart (Drums) and latest addition to the band, Ronnie Simmons (Guitar), have expressed their excitement towards joining the eclectic roster at Golden Robot Records with vocalist Taime Downe stating:

The band and I are over the moon to join the Golden Robot Records rock-n-roll family! We are super excited to release some of our badass new tunes globally – we know the label see our vision and supports the band and we feel completely at home here.”

The signing is hardly a surprise to those who know Golden Robot Records President and Founder Mark Alexander-Erber with Alexander-Erber having his eye on the band for years before the signing came to fruition earlier this year.

“One of my all-time favourite signings is Faster Pussycat. They really fit in well to our Golden Robot Records family – they have been an integral part of the global rock scene for many years, and I’ve had the pleasure of listening to their new music which we will be releasing. I can tell you that they will be part of the worldwide music scene for many years to come based on the strength of their new music. There are exciting times ahead!” stated Alexander-Erber.

SEE FASTER PUSSYCAT LIVE:

22.07.22 – Melbourne, FL – King Center
23.07.22 – Ormand Beach, FL – Destination Daytona Complex
24.07.22 – Ft. Myers, FL – The Ranch Concert Hall
26.07.22 – Myrtle Beach, SC – The Brickhouse
27.07.22 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
28.07.22 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
29.07.22 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
30.07.22 – Knoxville, TN – Bootlegger Harley
31.07.22 – Memphis, TN – Lafayette’s Music Room

For more tour dates CLICK HERE

Source: Golden Robot Records

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 23rd

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 23, 1980 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California. This was during the Heaven And Hell Tour and band members were: Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.

On July 23, 2005 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, The set list below:

  1. N.I.B.
  2. After Forever
  3. War Pigs
  4. Dirty Women
  5. Fairies Wear Boots
  6. Symptom of the Universe / Sweet Leaf / Electric Funeral
  7. Iron Man
  8. Into the Void
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. The Wizard
  11. Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

L.A. Heavy Metal Machine RESISTANCE Releases “Skulls Of My Enemy” On Pure Steel Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Cover Artwork by – Dusan Markovic

Los Angeles (CA) – Traditional Heavy Metal stalwarts RESISTANCE have released long-awaited new album Skulls of My Enemy on CD and digital formats via Pure Steel Records. Written and recorded during the darkest days of the pandemic, Skulls Of My Enemy offers eight new songs (plus the Intro) that are an ode to Heavy Metal.

Skulls of My Enemy is streaming on most major digital platforms, including YouTube and Spotify.

Purchase: puresteel-shop.com/RESISTANCE-Skulls-Of-My-Enemy_2

RESISTANCE have crossed swords once more to call down the thunder with their finest album to date. Skulls of my Enemy is an anthem-laced call to arms, which will rally the metal legions worldwide. RESISTANCE have captured the sound and energy of their live performance with a sonic battle cry from the stage straight through your skull. Skulls of my Enemy delivers on all things you expect from The Los Angeles Metal Machine.

Since their 2000 inception, RESISTANCE have become one of the standout bands carrying the torch of the NWOTHM. Through years of writing, recording and touring through North America, South America, Europe and the Mediterranean, RESISTANCE have forged and refined their brand of American Power Metal. The quintet has released four prior studio albums and have now ridden into battle with its fifth release on Pure Steel Records.

Skulls Of My Enemy was recorded at the band’s own studio, The Metal Room. It was mixed and mastered by Ronald Sandoval at Rev Studios in Chino CA.

Skulls Of My Enemy is the culmination of all things RESISTANCE and it will hit you like a hammer strike to an anvil! Hail to the Horns!

Track Listing:

  1. Call to Arms (Intro)
  2. Valhalla has Locked its Doors
  3. On Dragon Wings
  4. Earthshaker
  5. Nordic Witch
  6. Empires Fall
  7. Templar’s Creed
  8. Awaken the Necromancer
  9. Metallium

Line-Up:

Robbie Hett – vocals
Dan Luna – guitars
Nano Lugo – guitars
Paul Shigo – Bass
Matt Ohnemus – Drums

Source: ClawHammer PR

puresteel-records.com

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Announces North American Fall Headlining Tour + Band To Headline First Annual Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Denver!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on July 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Alex Morgan

Death metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE will close out 2022 with a North American headlining tour! The month-long journey will commence November 3rd in Silver Springs, Maryland and run through December 10th in St. Petersburg, Florida with support provided by Dark Funeral, Immolation, and Black Anvil. The trek includes a headlining performance at the first annual Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Denver on December 2nd. Additionally, the band will appear on this year’s edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival this September. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, July 22nd at 10:00am local time. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE:
9/08/2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival @ Virginia International Raceway – Alton, VA
w/ Dark Funeral, Immolation, Black Anvil:

11/03/2022 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
11/04/2022 Empire Live – Albany, NY
11/05/2022 MTELUS – Montreal, QC
11/06/2022 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
11/08/2022 The Agora – Cleveland, OH
11/09/2022 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
11/10/2022 Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
11/11/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/12/2022 The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
11/15/2022 The Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB
11/17/2022 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/18/2022 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/19/2022 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
11/21/2022 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/22/2022 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
11/23/2022 The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
11/25/2022 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/26/2022 Encore – Tucson, AZ
11/28/2022 Empire Garage – Austin, TX
11/29/2022 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
11/30/2022 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City

12/02/2022 Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest @ Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
12/03/2022 The Granada – Lawrence, KS
12/04/2022 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
12/05/2022 The Apollo Theatre AC – Belvidere, IL
12/06/2022 The Vogue Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
12/08/2022 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
12/09/2022 Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
12/10/2022 Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL

Preview and purchase Violence Unimagined at metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.

CANNIBAL CORPSE continues to tour in support of their critically cherished Violence Unimagined full-length, released last year via Metal Blade Records. Comprising eleven tracks, Violence Unimagined is state of the art death metal played with passion and breathless precision, making for another flawless addition to what is inarguably one of the premier catalogues of the genre.

While they continue to do what they do with aplomb, the one substantial change to CANNIBAL CORPSE is the addition of guitarist Erik Rutan to their ranks, joining bassist Alex Webster, founding drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, guitarist Rob Barrett, and vocalist GeorgeCorpsegrinderFisher. Known for his roles in Morbid Angel, Ripping Corpse, and most notably fronting the mighty Hate Eternal, Rutan has long established himself as one of the most dynamic forces in contemporary death metal. Simultaneously, he has built up a reputation as one of the most in demand producers in metal, having previously produced four CANNIBAL CORPSE albums (in addition to Violence Unimagined), alongside the likes of Goatwhore, Soilent Green, and Belphegor. Filling in live on guitar since 2019, in 2020 he became a full member, contributing to the writing process.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

THE 69 EYES – Helsinki Vampires Unleash Dark New Summer Single “Call Me Snake” – Preorders For “Drive” Limited Vinyl EP Now Available

Posted in gothic metal, gothic metal bands, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

After twelve studio albums and several #1 chart positions in Finland, THE 69 EYES have no plans of slowing down. The band recently announced a massive European Fall tour from October through December 2022 and are also working on a new full-length studio release that will see the light of day in early 2023. In the meantime, the Helsinki Vampires allow no rest for the wicked and have unleashed a brand new single: “Call Me Snake.” It’s a dark summer hit, mixing an ‘80s gothic vibe with hard rocking guitars. Imagine The Stooges meeting early Ministry and ‘90s horror movies, and a track that shines through its simplicity yet still offers crazy twists around every corner.

“It’s 1997 in John Carpenter’s Escape From New York sci-fi classic and Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken saves the world,” comments vocalist Jyrki 69. “These are the thematic elements for ‘Call Me Snake’ and the world will be saved again!”

Stream or download “Call Me Snake” at THIS LOCATION

And for those who enjoyed the band’s previously released single “Drive,” THE 69 EYES have a special surprise up their sleeve: On September 16th, they will release a limited edition vinyl EP featuring the three brand-new tracks of this year plus one bonus live song.

Drive Track Listing:

  1. Drive
  2. Call Me Snake
  3. California
  4. Two Horns Up (Live) * available on vinyl only, not digitally

You can preorder the vinyl EP HERE. View the band’s video for “Drive” HERE

Additionally, THE 69 EYES recently announced tours in Europe in November and December 2022, with industrial pioneers Ministry and horror rockers Wednesday 13. Stay up to date with the band’s upcoming live dates including a variety of Summer festivals, HERE.

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

Source: EARSPLIT PR

RIVERS OF NIHIL – Announces Eight Headlining Shows During North American Fall Tour Supporting The Contortionist

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on July 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Mike Truehart

RIVERS OF NIHIL has confirmed headlining performances in Arkansas, New Mexico, Iowa, New York, Ohio, and Tennessee through September and October during the off-dates of their North American tour supporting The Contortionist.

The full, month-long journey begins on September 11th in Dallas, Texas and runs through October 15th in Indianapolis, Indiana and will find RIVERS OF NIHIL performing their latest full-length, the critically adored The Work, in its entirety with the bonus of a special encore on all headlining dates. Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.

Preview and purchase The Work at metalblade.com/riversofnihil.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

BLOOD OF INDIGO – “Dawn Of The Shaded World” Releases On August 26th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On August 26th, 2022 symphonic gothic metal band BLOOD OF INDIGO will unleash their debut album Dawn of the Shaded World.

The band comments:

“We poured every ounce of love and passion into this album. Each song is like a carefully crafted dish from a Dark Fantasy Metal buffet. Every song tells its own story and was inspired by our favourite video games. We gave our devoted attention to every little detail and we hope this album will inspire someone to create. Dawn of The Shaded World is everything we’ve dreamed of and more.”

Become immersed in the dark, fantastical world that surrounds BLOOD OF INDIGO. Legend has it that the dark, majestic project hail from Toronto, Canada, and seek to indulge in their passion for storytelling through epic music.

The dynamic trio’s creative influences spawn from metal bands including DIMMU BORGIR, NIGHTWISH and DREAM THEATER, along video games such as Dark Souls, Hollow Knight and Bloodborne. The origins of this mystic ensemble are all but lost, scrolls from the distant era of 2017 reveal that following advice from Lindsay Schoolcraft to pursue his dream of being a metal vocalist, Alex Centorame formed the band in that year with Mariusz Syposz. The third companion Nathan Gross joined forces with the line-up shortly after. Thriving in the realms of horror and fantasy, they sought a title that would live up to the bravery, majesty and wonder – and BLOOD OF INDIGO was born.

Watch the video for “Angelus The ‘Faceless’ Vampire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZpVZ3vyBAU

BLOOD OF INDIGO is currently preparing to unveil lyric videos for “Angelus, the ‘Faceless’ Vampire” and “Sphynx, Collector of Eyes”, before unleashing their eagerly awaited debut album Dawn of The Shaded World. The album also features a guest appearance from Juno nominated singer/songwriter Lindsay Schoolcraft.

Band Members:
Alex Centorame (Sen-Tor-Ah- Mee) – Vocals/Lyrics
Nathan Gross (Grr-Oh-Ss) – Keyboards/Orchestrations
Mariusz Syposz (Suh-Pose) – Guitars/Drum Programming

Source: C Squared Music

CASTRATOR – Release Video For “Inquisition Sins” – New Studio Album “Defiled In Oblivion” Releases On July 22nd

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Cover art for Defiled in Oblivion by Jon Zig.

New York-based old-school, all-female death squad CASTRATOR have launched the video for “Inquisition Sins,” the newest track off their forthcoming album Defiled in Oblivion. The song features a guest guitar solo from OBITUARY guitarist Kenny Andrews.

Drummer Carolina Perez, who edited and produced the video, comments on the song, “The lyrics talk about the Catholic Church dark era of the Inquisition terror when “witches were burnt alive” (regular people) for being wise or just being themselves.”

The video comes via an exclusive premiere hosted by Brooklyn Vegan. Watch “Inquisition Sins” now at this location.

With their third release to date, the New York four-piece have perfected their blend of fierce old-school USDM to a fault. More uncompromising and ruthless than ever before, CASTRATOR’s zero-fucks-given approach rips and shreds across 9 hypnotically violent new tracks (alongside a cover of Venom’s Countess Bathory) and makes Defiled in Oblivion a release to be reckoned with. Boys club beware!

Dark Descent Records will release Defiled in Oblivion on July 22. Pre-order the album at darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com

Revolver Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, Decibel Magazine, and Gimme Metal Radio are all offering limited edition vinyl variants of Defiled in Oblivion. Each edition is limited to 100 copies.

Get the Neon-Violet Galaxy variant from Revolver and Brooklyn Vegan.

Get the Hot Pink and Black Galaxy variant from Decibel Magazine

Get the Magenta and Aqua Blue variant from Gimme Metal Radio

Pre-order Defiled in Oblivion on all other formats from Dark Descent Records.

Defiled in Oblivion Tracklisting:

  1. Dawa of Yousafzai
  2. Tormented by Atrocities
  3. Befoul My Existence
  4. Inquisition Sins
  5. Voices of Evirato
  6. Forsaken and Deprived
  7. Sinister Mind
  8. Purge the Rotten (Ones)
  9. Tyrant’s Verdict
  10. Countess Bathory (Venom cover)

CASTRATOR:
Robin Mazen – Bass
Carolina Perez – Drums
Kimberly Orellana – Guitars
Clarissa Badini – Vocals

Source: ClawHammer PR

www.darkdescentrecords.com

LONG LIVE CASTRATOR.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 18

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 18, 1971 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Beggar’s Banquet festival at Borough Of York Stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Other bands playing at this same festival that day were: Humble Pie, Three Dog Night, The Grease Band.

On July 18, 1999 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington, USA. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. After Forever
  5. Electric Funeral
  6. Sweet Leaf
  7. Into the Void
  8. Snowblind
  9. Dirty Women
  10. Black Sabbath
  11. Iron Man
  12. Children of the Grave
  13. Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

ANTHRAX 40th Anniversary Tour With Black Label Society And Hatebreed Begins On July 26th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Stillborn Records:

Hatebreed, Anthrax & Black Label Society are coming to a city near you all of July and August! Grab your tickets NOW at anthrax.com.

WARNING!! Phoenix, Hollywood & Orlando are almost sold out! Grab your tickets now before they’re gone!

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT – To Release Rushing Through The Sky – 10th Anniversary Edition

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on July 14, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of her debut solo album, Rushing Through The Sky, gothic metal singer/songwriter LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT will be releasing a brand new, remastered edition of the album. The album will be available on vinyl for the first time in a limited edition blue variant and digitally streaming for the first time. Pre-orders are available HERE.

Lindsay comments:

“When I first recorded and released this EP I did not account for the fact that one day it was going to turn 10. I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that a decade has come and gone. Luckily, my team and I caught before the big anniversary had a chance to pass us by.

For years the fans have been asking me to print this first release on vinyl, and here it finally is! Remastered just for the occasion. You can now experience the same songs from 10 years ago with a new sound and look.

Thanks to Phantasma Photography the Vinyl comes with new artwork too. Anyone who pre-orders the vinyl from my official shop gets it signed and personally addressed and will also receive a download of the 2022 version of “December Rain.”

I’m thrilled to celebrate my debut as a solo artist in such a special way a whole decade later.”

Join LINDSAY’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lindsayschoolcraft

About LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT:

Juno Nominated LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT composes and performs Ethereal Gothic music exploring orchestral soundscapes and heavy metal. From the small city of Oshawa, Canada, LINDSAY is a hauntingly enchanting Singer, Harpist, and Pianist, and was presented with the 2021 Oshawa Music Award for Artist of the Year. Releasing her own solo work since 2010 with the debut full length metal album Martyr, co-written by Grammy Award Winner Rocky Gray (Formerly EVANESCENCE), releasing in 2019, and her harp-driven, orchestral offering Worlds Away in 2020.

Her music is elegant and yet powerful, delivering a compelling sound fueled by raw emotion. LINDSAY’s style prevails effortlessly through every composition whether focusing solely on orchestral instrumentation or delving into the realms of heavy music. LINDSAY received her musical education from established vocal instructors, the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), and briefly at York University for Opera and Theory studies. She continues today to study in the fields of business, musical theory, and music production.

LINDSAY works with a wide variety of artists and different sub-genres in metal. She has recently featured on gothic-metalcore hitmakers MOTIONLESS IN WHITE’s “Cyberhex”, hardcore outfit CANCER BATS’ “Hail the Acoustic Destroyer”, black/folk metal artist MYRKUR’s single “Rivers Blessed” on harp, and released “Stolen Light” with SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA. LINDSAY embraces the creativity of musicians around the world leading to the production of some extraordinary collaborations.

Source: C Squared Music

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