Archive for October, 2022

Prepare For A Doomsday Thrash Attack With GAMERRA’s “Couillon Death Squad”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, thrash metal news with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

L-R – Reece Benoit (Rhythm Guitar), Jacob Broussard (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Jake Meche (Lead Vocals) Photo Credit: Tyson Pate of CobraTai Photography

Like a bat out of hell, thrash attack Gamerrai is coming at you hard and fast from Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Their sound can be summed up as if Ghoul were written by doomsday preppers hopped up on PCP that listen to too much Revocation. They have a shiny new EP out that will scratch your thrash itch by filling your ears with tight riffs and speedy solos. “Couillon Death Squad” provides a twenty-minute thrash ride over three tracks that expand on the lore of the band. They explain the release:

“Over the years we have gotten a lot more intense and progressive musically and the vocal patterns and lyrics have gotten considerably more mature (not in content, but in quality). We’re pretty far forward from the sound people heard on “Detached from Reality” (2019). We hope that people will enjoy “Couillon Death Squad”. It is a big step up from our previously released material and we’re sure people will notice the difference.”

The EP features a varied collection of music, the first song and the last are polar opposites of each other. The opener “Couillon Death Squad” is fast and furious with a slower section in the middle and has a short runtime; the closer “Sugar Mill Headhunt” is slower, chunkier, and spaced out with a speedy section in the middle and a long runtime. The middle song “H.O.A.” has a Havok vibe to it, a good jam song for the classic thrash fans to sink their teeth into with a deadly solo. Gamerra definitely put a focus on holding the listener’s interest on this one.

“Couillon Death Squad” was produced by lead guitarist/vocalist Jacob Broussard and lead vocalist Jake Meche; it was mixed by Broussard, Meche, and guitarist Reece Benoit and mastered by Broussard. The EP art was done by Splezz.

Fast, weird, fun, and heavy, “Couillon Death Squad” is classic thrash suitable for any maniacs, especially those who enjoy Exodus, Death, and Warbringer.

EP Stream via TheCirclePit – https://youtu.be/AG7vPN67icY

The EP is available as of October 28th on all digital platforms – https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/gamerra/couillon-death-squad

Track Listing:
1. Couillon Death Squad (4:00)
2. H.O.A. (6:25)
3: Sugar Mill Headhunt (9:41)
EP Length: 20:06

Discography:
2022 – Couillon Death Squad- EP (October)
2022 – REDO- EP (May)
2021 – Demo 2021 – Demo
2019 – Detached from Reality – LP
2017 – Gnarlymetalextreme – Demo

Source: Asher Media Relations

MATT SORUM – Inks Deal With AFM Records And Shares First Single & Video Of Debut KINGS OF CHAOS Album!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music albums with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Matt Sorum, the Grammy-winning drummer of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, has signed with AFM Records for his first-ever album with his all-star musical collective, Kings of Chaos.

Kings of Chaos, to me, is the reason I started playing music in the first place — for the sheer fun of it.” says Sorum. “I’m so pleased to be partnering with the team at AFM. Working with them on the creative vision for the album has been a great experience.”

Matt Sorum is such an acclaimed rock icon. His clear vision and passion for Kings of Chaos really impressed us,” adds Nils Wasko, Label Manager, AFM Records. “Kings of Chaos will now come to life with an illustrious list of rock royalty joining Matt, and we can’t wait to be part of the journey.”

A video for the first single, titled “Judgement Day” (Pre-Save HERE!), has just been premiered with Guitar World. The song is a scorching rocker performed & co-written by Sorum, Slash, Dave Kushner & Duff McKagan features the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on drums, as well as lead vocals.

“Drawing inspiration from the 1971 film Vanishing Point morphed with imagery inspired by Natural Born Killers, Director Brian Cox (Bring Me The Horizon, Cypress Hill, The Misfits) and I conceptualized a man running from his demons on a wild ride to find redemption guided by The Reverend Willy G (portrayed by Billy F Gibbons), an Angel (portrayed by Matt’s fashion designer, choreographer wife Ace Harper) on a motorcycle and his inner child. A Wayward Wanderer searching for the light” says Matt Sorum of the video.

Watch the video for “Judgement Day” now streaming HERE:

The debut album from Kings of Chaos is set for release in Autumn/Winter 2023. Expect original music and guest collaborations with some of rock’s biggest names — including some of today’s most talented and iconic female artists.

From the Sunset Strip to South Africa, Argentina and Brazil, Kings of Chaos have enthralled fans around the world with their ever-changing lineup of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and multi-platinum artists. If you’ve been lucky enough to score a ticket to a KoC show, you might have caught Billy Idol, Steven Tyler from Aerosmith or Ann Wilson from Heart fronting the band — or even Corey Taylor from Slipknot, or the late Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. And yes, that was Slash on lead guitar — or Brian May from Queen, or Billy F Gibbons from ZZ Top. It’s a party on stage, and everyone’s invited.

“It’s a celebration with your bucket list artists you’ve always wanted to play with,” Sorum says.

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About Matt Sorum:
Matt Sorum is a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning musician who gained fame as the drummer for The Cult, Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N’ Roses. Sorum is also the founder of six startup companies, and sits on the Global Blockchain Business Council at UCLA. In 2022, he released his autobiography, Double Talkin’ Jive: True Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N’ Roses, The Cult and Velvet Revolver.

Source: AFM Records

HOOTENANNY FREAKS – Releases A New Double Single And Music Video To Celebrate Their 25 Year Career

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

Photographer: Lassi Hurskainen

Finnish Hard Rock band Hootenanny Freaks had their 25th anniversary in January 2022 and now they are releasing two new songs to celebrate their quarter of a century journey.

This release also presents the new singer Arttu Kettunen who have brought loads of new fresh energy to the band – that can be heard on both songs. The song Lose it All is about things going to hell and nothing seems to work out. A music video was also made for the song and it can be viewed on the band’s YouTube channel.

Falling Waters is an empowering song that tells about how it feels when the imagination takes over and you believe you have superpowers. The song is one of the heaviest tracks the band has ever recorded.

Currently the band is working on their next full length album.

Composers/Lyricists: Arttu Kettunen, Esko Kemell, Aapo Häyrinen, Marko Kuurne, Marko Leino

Check the music video: https://youtu.be/oG6JxiysTFo

Listen to 25th Anniversary Edition single on music services: https://push.fm/fl/hootenannyfreaks-25

More info: https://linktr.ee/HootenannyFreaks

Source: Inverse Records

GRAVE NEXT DOOR – Release “Charnel House” Video

Posted in doom metal, doom rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Just in time for Halloween, doom metal band GRAVE NEXT DOOR have released a spooky video for their track “Charnel House”. The song is from their album Sanctified Heathan which was recently relesaed via Black Doomba Records.

The band comments: “‘Charnel House’ was inspired by Henry Miller’s book Tropic Of Cancer. Miller used the archaic term ‘Charnel House’ in this sentence: ‘The cradles of civilization are the putrid sinks of the world, the charnel house to which the stinking wombs confide their bloody packages of flesh and bone.’

The song is about being trapped in a tomb of the past by one’s own mistakes and misery. The tortured soul seals his own fate by not forgiving himself and living in the past no matter how bad he wants to be free he can not free himself from his past and has therefore destroyed his future by not letting go and moving forward. At the same time he is dead and he doesn’t even realize it. He is the quintessential tortured soul rotting in his own tomb of self inflicted misery.”

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NILoLz4Mg20

Formed back in 2018 by brothers Patrick and Anthony Salerno, and aptly named after the graveyard situated next to their home, GRAVE NEXT DOOR delves into the dark and macabre. Drawing from the iconic sounds of BLACK SABBATH, BLACK FLAG and even CREAM, all blended with the trio’s individual edge. Sanctified Heathen sees the band deliver brutally heavy distortion, doom grooves and powerful vocals. A morbid exploration awaits with lyrical themes of addiction, mortality, war, and their own personal experiences seeping through the album.

Track Listing:

  1. Thor
  2. Bloody Nuns
  3. Witch Head
  4. As Heavy As Texas
  5. Charnel House
  6. Sanctified Heathen
  7. Sand in the Blood
  8. Nuclear Winter
  9. Bloody Nuns (Live Bonus Track)

Line Up:
Patrick Salerno
Anthony Salerno
Travis Soleski

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gravenextdoor/
Bandcamp: https://gravenextdoor.bandcamp.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT Releases Duet With SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA “Remember To Breathe”

Posted in gothic, gothic metal, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

“Remember To Breathe” is the latest magical offering from LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT. Featuring a duet with SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA and Mustis on piano, the new release delivers an epic and heavy sound, setting the stage for SCHOOLCRAFT to take her solo work to the next level in 2023.

LINDSAY comments: “This one is rather special because it’s the result of community. Community of musicians and community of fans.

The track was originally something I orchestrated that didn’t make a cut a few years back. But I love how on Patreon I can just throw up my lost demos and the community there decides what path I go down next.

I definitely have not been on the heavy train much the past few years, but it was time to change that. The minute I came across this demo I knew it had to be another duet with the one and only Sarah Jezebel Deva and along the way the lovely and talented Mustis lended his piano talents (I’m still over the moon about that). I also couldn’t have done it without the super talented team that came on board.”

Additional Credits:
Guitars and Drums: Fabian Daniel
Bass: Håkon Didriksen
Additional Orchestration: Chris Caouette
Mixing and Mastering: Tyler Williams
Artwork: Effy Gold

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

Source: C Squared Music

NARCOTIC WASTELAND (ex-Nile) – Emotionally Charged New Single “The Best Times Have Passed” Streaming Now!

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

Photo Credit – Kenji Tsunami of Tsunami Films

Dallas Toler-Wade, was a long-standing 18-year member of the brilliantly Egyptian-themed metal band, Nile, where he composed the music for hit songs such as, “Execration Text”, “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld”, and “Lashed to the Slave Stick”. Toler-Wade was also featured in Guitar World magazine alongside founding member and guitarist/vox/songwriter Karl Sanders. With his new band Narcotic Wasteland, he is pleased to announce the second single “The Best Times Have Passed” off the yet-to-be-titled new album coming in 2023.

Toler-Wade comments on the single:

When I was writing it I was at another big turning point in my life. I was feeling my own mortality. I was feeling beat down. As with me, I still manage to find good things within it all and pull myself out of it time and time again. I think we can all relate to the fact that that it’s not forever and we better make the best of things while we can.”

Listen to “The Best Times Have Passed” https://linktr.ee/narcoticwasteland

They expect good reception for the upcoming single, as a band, they have grown majorly and they sound focused, and mature through their writing, recording, and performing. They have released two albums, 2014’s self-titled and 2017’s “Delirium Tremens” with their third record due out in 2023.

Dallas worked once again with drummer, engineer, producer Erik Schultek, who is no stranger to the band having recorded drums, engineered and produced the debut album.

Inspired mostly by thrash metal and classic heavy metal, Narcotic Wasteland is becoming more thrash and speed and less death metal and getting better at writing material that is meaningful and powerful. They are recommended for fans of Vader, The Crown, and Nile.

Listen to “The Best Times Have Passed” https://linktr.ee/narcoticwasteland

In additional news, Narcotic Wasteland is currently hitting the road for USA tour dates supporting German heavy metal legends ACCEPT, during October (dates listed below). Those who attend will get to experience the full onslaught of Narcotic Wasteland. Always well rehearsed, they deliver a tight performance including dual guitars. From harmonies to counterpart melodies it gives the band some of that traditional metal style. They are also not afraid to challenge the audience with an array of styles from whiplash-inducing fast metal to infectious arena metal.

Tour Promo Video – https://youtu.be/XeakgV7BY60

Previous single “Morality and the Wasp”can be heard at https://youtu.be/fXThLKTP-xI

Tour Poster credit- Andrea Roberts of Ashley Talent International

Remaining Tour Dates:

10/21/2022 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall *NW Only
10/22/2022 Brooklyn, NY – Lucky 13 Saloon *NW ONLY
10/24/2022 Wallingford, CT – Cherry St. Station *NW ONLY
10/25/2022 NYC – The Gramercy Theatre
10/26/2022 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
10/27/2022 Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
10/29/2022 Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs

Source: Asher Media Relations

https://www.narcoticwasteland.com

https://twitter.com/Narco_Wasteland

https://www.instagram.com/narcoticwastelandofficial

Finnish Progressive Metal Band EDGE OF HAZE Announce New Album ‘The Convoy of Ruin’

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

Finnish Progressive metal band EDGE OF HAZE are pleased to announce that they will release their new album The Convoy of Ruin on November 1st, 2022. The album tells a story about humanity’s journey towards destruction by violence, exploitation and global warming and will be released exclusively on Bandcamp.

Watch the video for “Parts of Anything” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emHAIqQ_l_w

Pre-order: https://edgeofhaze.bandcamp.com/album/the-convoy-of-ruin

More information will be available soon.

Band members:
Markus Hentunen – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Saxophone
Eero Maijala – Harsh Vocals, Bass
Janne Mieskonen – Drums
Juha Rapanen – Guitars

Track Listing:

  1. Floods
  2. The Other Side
  3. Remains
  4. Parts of Anything
  5. Instead of Gravity
  6. Trailblazers
  7. Endgame
  8. Heathen
  9. Birth

Source: C Squared Music

NARCOTIC WASTELAND (ex-Nile) Currently On USA Tour With ACCEPT – New Single “Morality and The Wasp” Streaming

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit – Kenji Tsunami of Tsunami Films

Dallas Toler-Wade, long-standing 18-year member of the brilliantly Egyptian-themed metal band, Nile, composed the music for hit songs such as, “Execration Text” (NILE – “Execration Text” (Official Music Video), which featured the band’s second video release on MTV Headbangers Ball and the Uranium channel. The video was well received and aired for several weeks. “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld”, is also a fan favorite. The video release was long after the demise of Headbangers Ball. Dallas also composed music for many other hits like, “Lashed to the Slave Stick”, Evil to Cast Out Evil NILE – Evil To Cast Out Evil (OFFICIAL TRACK & LYRICS) ), “Wind of Horus”, “The Eye of Ra” and many others. Toler-Wade was also featured in Guitar World magazine alongside founding member and guitarist/vox/songwriter Karl Sanders.

Dallas Toler-Wade started Narcotic Wasteland while he was in between tours with Nile. He started writing music that was a little more similar to things he was doing in a previous band and since then he has completed writing for the third album and is currently finishing up the recording process. Ahead of that, they have released the single “Morality and the Wasp” and going on a US tour with German heavy metal legends Accept.

Toler-Wade shares his hope for the single’s reception:

“I think fans will really enjoy it. The band has grown majorly and this album sounds like a band that is focused on writing, recording, and performing the very best we can., but also I think I am getting better at just writing stuff that is meaningful and powerful.”

For Toler-Wade, who is the primary songwriter for the band, the main goal is to give the listener music and lyrics that are deeply emotionally charged. Anger, sadness, and triumph are put to music the best way he knows how. The new album has a lot to say about human behavior and unchecked egos as well as his own personal philosophies about life.

The tour with Accept consists of 18 dates across the US during October (dates listed below). Those who attend will get to experience the full onslaught of Narcotic Wasteland. Always well rehearsed, they deliver a tight performance including dual guitars. From harmonies to counterpart melodies it gives the band some of that traditional metal style. They are also not afraid to challenge the audience with an array of styles from whiplash-inducing fast metal to infectious arena metal.

Tour Promo Video – https://youtu.be/XeakgV7BY60

Remaining Tour Dates:

Oct 20 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penns Peak
Oct 21 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall – NARCOTIC ONLY
Oct 21 – Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden * NO NARCOTIC
Oct 22 – Peekskill, NY – Paramount Theater * NO NARCOTIC
Oct 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Lucky 13 Saloon # Narcotic Wasteland Only
Oct 23 – Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall *
Oct 24 – Wallingford, CT Cherry St. Station # Narcotic Wasteland Only
Oct 25 – New York City, NY – The Gramercy
Oct 26 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Oct 27 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
Oct 29 – Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs

Source: Asher Media Relations

https://www.narcoticwasteland.com

THE 69 EYES – New Single “Gotta Rock” Now Playing!

Posted in gothic metal, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Marek Sabogal

Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES are unstoppable at the moment and have returned with yet another new song “Gotta Rock” – the first to come off their upcoming, as-yet-untitled new full-length slated to drop in early 2023.

“Gotta Rock” lives up to its name. THE 69 EYES version of the track initially premiered on Vain Elämää, the biggest Finnish TV primetime show, in which you could watch singer Jyrki 69 staying in a castle with seven other artists who performed each other’s songs during their time together. “Gotta Rock” is a cover from the famous Finnish hard rock band Boycott that released the rock anthem in the late ‘80s.

For this remake, THE 69 EYES received some famous help, as Jyrki 69 explains, “The Finnish classic rock band Boycott was one of our favorites in the ‘80s when we [started] THE 69 EYES. Due to the Finnish music TV program that I was recently featured in, we finally had a reason to make our own, more gothic rock sounding cover of Boycott’s ultimate classic smash hit ‘Gotta Rock.’ Die Krupps’ Jürgen Engler helped us to arrange it into this darkened mode!”

Stream or download THE 69 EYES’ rendition of Boycott’s “Gotta Rock” at THIS LOCATION.

Photo by Marek Sabogal

Further info on the new album from THE 69 EYES will follow very soon. In the meantime, you can still get the limited edition Drive EP, cut in the shape of a steering wheel exclusively handcrafted by Night Of The Vinyl Dead, HERE.

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

Source: EARSPLIT PR

Heavy Metal Icons U.D.O. Release New Single & Bonus Track, “Wilder Life”, Off Upcoming Best Of Compilation “The Legacy”!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Rounding off a special anniversary year for the band (35 years since foundation of the group as well as launching the debut album ‘Animal House’) and its fearless leader & voice Udo Dirkschneider (who turned 70 this April), November 18th 2022 will see iconic heavy metal act U.D.O. release a career-spanning ‘best of’ compilation, entitled The Legacy, via AFM Records.

The Legacy proves that U.D.O. produced classics throughout their entire career. Their longevity and quality of output is almost unmatched within the heavy music scene. With such an impressive back catalogue gathered within the past three and a half decades, it’s simply an impossible task to compile a double CD of material and satisfy everyone, however, The Legacy is by far the most extensive retrospective the band has ever released. Featuring 33 tracks overall and including songs from all U.D.O. studio albums; the compilation also includes 4 rare bonus songs which a lot of U.D.O.‘s loyal followers will hear for the first time.

Today, U.D.O. has shared one of the upcoming bonus tracks, “Wilder Life”. Only released on the Japanese edition of his latest album, “Game Over”, fans all over the world can now listen to the song right here:

The Legacy is available for pre-order here: https://shop.afm-records.de/u.d.o./

Source: AFM Records

INDUCTION – Releases Video For Fiery New Single “Go To Hell” As “Born From Fire” Full-Length Nears Release Via Atomic Fire Records

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

Photo by Franz Schepers

Progressive/symphonic power metal quintet INDUCTION will release their sophomore full length, Born From Fire, on November 25th via Atomic Fire Records. After releasing their first two stand-alone singles, today the band reveals their latest helping from the record with “Go To Hell.”

As the world is scorched by flame and consumed in chaos, hope is born, forging a new path to mankind’s everlasting paradise. Stories of distant worlds welcome you to rethink how we live today. In a world where sadistic and religious fanatics prey on gullible minds and control the hearts of many, the truth is destined to be unveiled. 

Comments the band, “‘Go To Hell’ appeals to unshackling the minds from religious boundaries – or any for that matter – and finding truth and power in yourself. It appeals to a world without oppression and people of power abusing their position to their benefit. But it also appeals to listeners to realize their full potential and take responsibility for their actions, standing up against the demons they face in everyday life. You always have the power to stay on top!”

Watch INDUCTION’s “Go To Hell” video or stream the track at THIS LOCATION.

View the band’s previously released video for “Queen Of Light” HERE and “Sacrifice” HERE.

Stream the tracks on the platform of your choice HERE.

Born From Fire, which boasts twelve metal anthems in fifty-eight minutes, was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen and is graced by the cover artwork of Peter Sallai (Sabaton, Jinjer, Powerwolf).

Born From Fire will be available on CD, 2xLP vinyl and digitally. Find special preorder bundles at THIS LOCATION.

In conjunction with the release of Born From Fire, INDUCTION will embark on a European tour supporting Serious Black. See all confirmed dates below. Keep up with INDUCTION’s upcoming European live dates at their official website HERE.

INDUCTION w/ Serious Black:
11/24/2022 Z7 – Pratteln, CH
11/25/2022 Matrix – Bochum, DE
11/26/2022 Club Zentral – Stuttgart, DE
11/27/2022 Rockhouse – Salzburg, AT
11/29/2022 South Of Heaven – Bilzen, BE
11/30/2022 Tivoli – Bremen, DE
12/01/2022 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE
12/02/2022 Gemeindehalle – Schirnding, DE
12/07/2022 Logo – Hamburg, DE

Originally founded in 2014, INDUCTION left their first mark with first single, “The Outwitted Consecration,” in 2016 before completely entering the metal world by releasing their eponymous debut album in 2019. Its enormously positive reception even paved them the way to touring across Europe alongside Brazilian power metallers Armored Dawn in November of the same year. It was a notable career start for the quintet that was unfortunately halted by the pandemic leading to a break (at least on the live front) that wasn’t only used by the band to work on their sophomore album but also to renew their power.

INDUCTION:
Craig Cairns – vocals
Tim Kanoa Hansen – guitars
Marcos Rodriguez – guitars
Dominik Gusch – bass
Dominik “Dome” Zester – session drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Set To Release “Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza”

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Metal Blade Records:

The holiday special will be available on DVD and digital/streaming on November 11

Originally set for release in July of 2022, before the heartbreaking and untimely death of beloved frontman Trevor Strnad, The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza will now be available on DVD Digipak and digital/streaming on November 11.

Check out a clip to Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza here: metalblade.com/tbdm

On October 28th at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Michigan’s The Black Dahlia Murder will be playing their first show since Trevor’s passing. The show will be a celebration of the life and legacy of Trevor Strnad who was lost to us all on May 11th this year. This show also marks the first performance with the band’s new/old lineup with founding member Brian Eschbach taking on lead vocals and the return of Ryan Knight on guitar along with long-time members Max Lavelle on bass, Alan Cassidy on drums, and Brandon Ellis on lead guitar and backing vocals. Support for the show will come from Darkest Hour and Plague Years.

About the release – originally released in December of 2020:
Detroit’s Kings of the Underworld, The Black Dahlia Murder, present their Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza program hosted by Neil Hamburger (Pick Of Destiny, Tim and Eric). This feel-good metal holiday special contains live performances of 16 beloved tracks from the band’s extensive catalog, original comedy skits featuring band members, and a special appearance by George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse)! The DVD version also comes with a special commentary track by band members and producers of the special. Raise your glass of eggnog and prepare to toast to the season’s finest offering of Yuletide joy and laughter.

Rest In Peace, Trevor Strnad.

THE ORIGINAL MISFITS – LIVE! New Years Eve 2022 W/ CIRCLE JERKS & TIGER ARMY At Michelob Ultra Arena In Las Vegas, Saturday December 31! Info You Need!

Posted in horror, horror punk, horror rock, Music, music news, news, punk bands with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From: Misfits Records:

Featuring Original singer/songwriter GLENN DANZIG and Original bassist JERRY ONLY with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar.

SEE the ORIGINAL MISFITS headline New Year’s Eve at the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, December 31, 2022!

The ORIGINAL MISFITS LIVE in concert joined by special guests, The Circle Jerks, and Tiger Army.

Tix On Sale Now at: https://www.axs.com/events/450052/the-original-misfits-tickets?skin=michelobultra

Want to travel in from out of state or out of the country to ring in 2023 A.D. with the ORIGINAL MISFITS and need a discount on hotel rates? Visit: https://book.passkey.com/event/50387084/owner/3623455/home

IRON MAIDEN – The Future Past Tour 2023 – European Dates Announced

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

From Ironmaiden.com:

Iron Maiden will be bringing a new tour to Europe in the Summer of 2023 including arena shows in the UK & Ireland. The Future Past Tour will feature previously unperformed songs from the band’s most recent studio album, Senjutsu along with a focus on 1986’s iconic Somewhere In Time record, plus other classic cuts.

The first shows to be announced are as follows:

June 2023
13  Tauron Arena, Krakow, POLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
19  Hallenstadion, Zurich, SWITZERLAND – (On sale Thu Oct 13)
24  3Arena, Dublin, IRELAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
26  Ovo Hydro, Glasgow, SCOTLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
28  First Direct Arena, Leeds, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
30  AO Arena, Manchester, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)

July 2023
03 Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
04 Utilita Arena, Birmingham, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
07 O2 Arena, London, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
11 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS – (On sale Thu Oct 13)
13 Sportpaleis, Antwerp, BELGIUM – (On sale Thu Oct 13)
15 The Return of the Gods Festival, Milan, ITALY(On sale now)

Further European dates for The Future Past Tour will be announced later. Keep up to date here.

Fan Club Presales begin Tuesday 11th October. Details here. Support for The Future Past Tour will be announced at a later date. Trooper VIP will be available at selected UK and European dates.

Steve Harris says,
“Following the release of our latest album, Senjutsu, we updated the current Legacy of the Beast Tour a little by opening the show with the first 3 songs from it, with the Japanese Palace stage set. As it doesn’t make a lot of sense to repeat this for a Senjutsu album tour, we thought about other options and we’ve decided to revisit Somewhere In Time as that tour didn’t feature in the various retrospective history tours we’ve played over the years. They were based on our 80’s concert videos and sadly we did not film that tour (blame the manager!!). We have had lots of requests from fans over the years for many tracks on it so we are now going to play them, plus of course a few others we know you will like! It will also be particularly satisfying to finally get to play some of the more epic tracks on Senjutsu, it’s been a long wait! 2023 is going to be an exciting time and we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone again in the UK, Ireland and around Europe”.

Manager, Rod Smallwood adds,
“This combination of the two albums we feel is very exciting. We know fans want to hear those epic cuts on Senjutsu for the first time live and we think that by combining it with an iconic album like Somewhere In Time it will make for another really special tour for fans old and new! Of course, for a new album tour in Europe and the UK we will go back largely to the relative intimacy of arenas and we know fans will be very happy about that too!”

Ace Von Johnson – L.A. Guns Guitarist – Video Interview By Tanis Enos!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, interviews, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on October 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Ace Von Johnson is an accomplished rhythm guitarist and lends backing vocals for the acclaimed L.A. Guns. Ace is also a former member of Faster Pussycat. Recently, Ace was kind enough to take time from his schedule to do a video interview with our very own Tanis Enos. Kick back and enjoy the interview below!

RAVEN To Support METALLICA On Special Zazula Tribute Show November 6th + Additional Dates Added To Wiped Out 40th Anniversary Tour Currently Underway

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, thrash legends with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Magalie Aspeele

Heavy metal/speed metal veterans will serve as special guests to Metallica during a special concert paying tribute to the lives of Jon and Marsha Zazula. The performance will take place Sunday, November 6th at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

As founders of Megaforce Records, the Zazulas are widely credited for discovering and launching the careers of many of heavy metal’s most ground-breaking, influential, and now legendary artists. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated in Jon and Marsha’s name to MusiCares, a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs to musicians and industry professionals.

RAVEN is currently amid their Wiped Out 40th anniversary tour, treating their fans by playing the iconic album in full during each show. Support is being provide by Riot Act, the band formed by former Riot guitarist Rick Ventura, performing a Riot repertoire from their classic 1977-1982 era. See all confirmed dates below.

Additionally, RAVEN are also finalizing their next studio album, which will be their first for Silver Lining Music, with details to be unveiled in the months to come.

RAVEN Wiped Out – 40th Anniversary Tour w/ Riot Act [remaining dates]

10/04/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR
10/05/2022 Wise Hall – Vancouver, BC
10/06/2022 Alma – Tacoma, WA
10/08/2022 Aces High – Salt Lake City, UT
10/09/2022 The Coast – Ft. Collins, CO
10/10/2022 Reverb Lounge – Omaha, NE
10/11/2022 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
10/12/2022 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
10/13/2022 Photo City Music Hall – Rochester, NY
10/14/2022 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
10/15/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
10/17/2022 No Class – Cleveland, OH
10/18/2022 Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
10/19/2022 Sonia – Boston, MA
10/20/2022 Geno’s – Portland, ME
10/21/2022 Market Hotel – Brooklyn, NY
10/22/2022 West York Inn – York, PA
10/23/2022 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
10/24/2022 Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern – Raleigh, NC
10/25/2022 The Pour House Music Hall – Wilmington, NC
10/26/2022 Tribbles – Piedmont, SC
10/27/2022 Brickyard – Knoxville, TN
10/28/2022 The Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY
10/30/2022 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
10/31/2022 Westside Bowl – Youngstown, OH * RAVEN only
11/03/2022 Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
11/04/2022 Fractal Brewing Project – Huntsville, AL
11/05/2022 The Loft At Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
11/06/2022 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Atlanta, GA * RAVEN only w/ Metallica
11/07/2022 Nice Guys – Cape Coral, FL

RAVEN:
John Gallagher – lead vocals, bass, 12-string bass
Mark Gallagher – guitar, vocals
Mike Heller – drums

http://www.ravenlunatics.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

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