Archive for April, 2023

TUMBLE – Announce New EP ‘Lady Cadaver’ And Release Show

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Canadian psychedelic heavy rock trio TUMBLE, will be celebrating the release of their debut EP Lady Cadaver on Sunday May 14th at Handlebar Toronto, ON, Canada. Bringing groovy riffs, high-energy rhythms and drum solos, TUMBLE‘s new offering delivers a vintage rock ‘n’ roll vibe.

Thrilled to unleash these two heavy hitters into the wild for all you hard rock lovers. I hope you play these songs LOUD, and enjoy listening to them as much as we enjoyed recording them. We’ve only just begun… turn on, tune in, and TUMBLE.” – (Liam Deak, Guitarist/Vocalist)


Liam Deak – Guitar/Vocals
Tarun Dawar – Bass
Will Adams – Drums

“Lady Cadaver’”, explain TUMBLE, “is about the big bad trip… sometimes surreal but not always imaginary, while ‘The Plague’ is a psychedelic heavy rock instrumental for your hip shakin’, head banging pleasure.”

The opener is a catchy track with wide spread appeal, combining rhythmic instrumentation with guitar licks and giving their percussionist the spotlight. An immersive experience is found in the instrumental track “The Plague”. Leaning into the heavier side of the band’s sound, this song dives into the otherworldly with alluring guitar leads and eerie sounds before building into a high-speed multi-textural frenzy.

Track Listing:

  1. Lady Cadaver
  2. The Plague

TUMBLE is a power trio inspired by the heavy bands of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Their retro hard rock/psychedelic sound is influenced by bands such as BUDGIE, BLUE CHEER, CACTUS, MC5, PENTAGRAM and THE GROUNDHOGS. TUMBLE formed in Toronto, ON, in early 2022. They started out cutting their teeth in the city’s open mic circuit, and quickly began gathering the attention of the local music scene. By the end of 2022, TUMBLE was opening for bands such as CROWN LANDS, ECSTATIC VISION, and WITCHROT.

In January 2023, they caught the attention of legendary Canadian-rock musician/producer, Ian Blurton who agreed to spend a day recording with the band in his studio, ProGold. He managed to capture the band’s live energy, raw power, and ferocious attack in the studio, which resulted in Tumble’s debut EP Lady Cadaver, set to be self-released on May 5th, 2023.

Produced by Ian Blurton and TUMBLE.
Recorded/Mixed by Ian Blurton at ProGold.
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Artwork by Leesa Westwood.


Source: C Squared Music

WHO CARES? Volume 2

Posted in music news, news with tags , , on April 29, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

I really don’t care about the happenings below. Honestly, I don’t give a rats ass about it at all.

1. Coronation of Charles III and Camilla on May 6th. My God, UK, it’s 2023. Move on.

2. Electric vehicle revolution.

3. Cable news anchors getting fired.

4. Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks touring together.

5. TikTok

Thanks for visiting and reading this. That I DO care about! – Stone

MASSACRE And NARCOTIC WASTELAND Announce Canadian Madness Tour

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

Narcotic Wasteland Photo Credit – Andrea Roberts

Massacre and Narcotic Wasteland are excited to announce that they will be trekking north for the Canadian Madness Tour this summer! The tour kicks off on Thursday, August 17th, 2023 at Piranha Bar in Montreal QC, followed by The Rockpile in Toronto ON on Friday, August 18th, and finally, the Brass Monkey in Ottawa ON on Saturday, August 19th.

As you may already know, Massacre and Narcotic Wasteland are two of the most influential and talented bands in the metal scene today. They have been thrilling audiences all over the world with their intense and powerful performances, and now they are coming to Canada to give their fans an unforgettable experience.

The Canadian Madness Tour promises to be an epic night of metal and mayhem, showcasing the best of Massacre and Narcotic Wasteland‘s music. You can expect to hear some of their biggest hits, as well as some new and exciting material that will leave you wanting more.

Tickets for the tour went on sale Friday, April 28th, 2023 at 11 am. Don’t miss your chance to see these two legendary bands in action. Get your tickets early and secure your spot for what is sure to be one of the most memorable tours of the year.

Tour Dates:

8/17/23 – Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC – Ticket Info

8/18/23 – The Rockpile – Toronto, ON – Ticket Info

8/19/23 – Brass Monkey Ottawa ON – Ticket Info

Narcotic Wasteland Singles:

Morality and the Wasp –

The Best Times Have Passed –

Digital –

Massacre Singles:

Behind The Serpent’s Curse Feat. Anders Odden of Cadaver –

Spotify –

For more info:

Narcotic Wasteland –

Massacre –

Source: Asher Media Relations

STYGIAN MASK – Release Debut Single “Drown Alone”

Posted in Heavy Metal on April 28, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

The brainchild of Canadian guitarist Dave Bergeron, melodic metal solo project STYGIAN MASK has released their debut single. The new track, “Drown Alone”, features vocals from Witherfall and Sanctuary frontman Joseph Michael, alongside Bergeron on guitar and Eddy Levitsky (The Anchoret) on bass. The song is an evocative marriage of power/death-metal virtuosity and bombast with the soaring symphonics of Michael’s performance, who also co-wrote the track alongside Bergeron.


Speaking about working with Michael and Levitsky on his first single, Dave Bergeron shares, ”It was really easy working with Joseph and Eddy on this song, they are both musicians that I look up to and we all pushed in the same direction to make the perfect first single to start this journey.”

Watch the visualizer for “Drown Alone” HERE

Dave Bergeron – guitar
Joseph Michael – guest vocals on “Drown Alone”
Eddy Levitsky – guest bass on “Drown Alone”

Source: Freeman Promotions

Finnish Modern Post-Metal Band ATLASES Release Second Single ‘Earthshine’ From Forthcoming Album “Between The Day & I”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Earthshine is the second single to be released from the upcoming new album Between The Day & I of modern post-metal outfit ATLASES, which will be released on June 2nd via Lifeforce Records.

“Take the walk through a mysterious and ethereal path through the occasional fragile sides of one’s burden – which lie amidst the inner mixture within, consisting of clarity and chaos

The fact that ATLASES from Finland sound different has its reasons. Besides the “normal instrumentation” of a metal band, the musicians from Pori also work with electronic drum pads and keyboards. Both are not just additional accessories, but an integral part of the musical self-image of this Nordic group. In addition, there is the creative demand to go further aesthetically and sonically than is usual in modern post-metal. In the cinematic soundscapes ATLASES are creating you can lose yourself completely.


The third album “Between The Day & I” pushes this approach to the extreme. The dualism of beautiful, atmospheric euphony and abrupt brute force works fantastically and provides lasting impressions. The sextet from Pori sets tension arcs time and again, which lead deeper and deeper into a maelstrom of rapture, melancholy and emotional discharge. On the follow-up to their 2020 LIFEFORCE RECORDS debut, “Woe Portrait”, ATLASES present themselves as resourceful songwriters who cultivate powerful contrasts beyond the usual conventions of post-metal and thus stand out.

With “Between The Day & I”, the Finns prove that modern post-metal can still be developed further, if the right attitude and the necessary daring meet forward-thinking creativity and an elevated level of ambition.

The fact that the cover motif of the new ATLASES album evokes associations in the direction of the MASTODON classic “Remission” or “White Pony” of the mighty DEFTONES is a coincidence, but on closer reflection it fits pretty well.



Eyelids of the New Dawn 4:35
Singulars 3:30
Silent Threads 4:11
Earthshine 4:51
Mosaic of Silence 4:14
Save Room 5:40
Intermission 1:59
Versus 2:41
Imperial Dark 3:33
Ties to Distance 7:11


Can We Stop Already With This Album Cover Art? Enough!

Posted in album covers, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Here are three examples of an album cover showing a woman’s face behind a see-through cloth. I’m certain there’s more out there. I believe this idea of an album cover needs to retire. For good. Please. Stop.

The Rolling StonesGoats Head Soup (1973)

I’ll give The Rolling Stones a pass due to my thinking this was the first time this idea was used for an album cover. I could be wrong. Besides, it’s The Rolling Stones.

ScorpionsRock Believer (2022)

C’mon Scorpions. This album cover of Rock Believer is so bad it’s the reason why I didn’t buy the physical CD. I didn’t want to see it laying around my other CDs that have quality album art. Besides, I listen to Rock Believer on Spotify.

Halestorm – Back From The Dead (2022)

I’ll bet that Halestorm and Scorpions never expected to have nearly the same album cover released in the SAME YEAR!! Some people might say that’s glass covering over the face of Lzzy Hale. Is it Lzzy Hale though? Hard to tell maybe, with the violent screaming face. Anyways, I believe this is cloth covering her face. I always felt the Halestorm debut album cover art from 2009 was bizarre and cringey; yet this album cover takes the prize for unoriginal disaster.

Thank you for reading my semi-useless rant. Please feel free to comment! Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone


Posted in Heavy Metal, hollywood news, news, people, politics with tags , on April 27, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Below is my list of current news that I have two words for: WHO CARES? Just due to my writing this list is not equal to me caring about the topics. I really don’t care about what’s below and want the world to know it.

1. James Corden is having his last episode of The Late Late Show tonight. Good. See ya. Bye, bye!

2. Mötley Crüe or Mick Mars? Honestly, who cares! All of them have more money than they can count and I’m broke. Whatever.

3. The NFL Draft. C’mon. More busts come out of the NFL Draft than bonafide football players. Don’t believe me? Just google away. Oh and who cares.

4. Coachella. Who. Cares.

5. The United States debt ceiling. Who cares! There’s nothing I can do about it. Nothing.

Thank you for reading this; that I DO CARE ABOUT!

Metal Be Thy Name. Stone.

OF THE SUN – To Release Next Single “Lost Tongue”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on April 26, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

OF THE SUN showcases a different side to their heavy sound with the new single “Lost Tongue“. Landing on May 5th, the second offering from the upcoming EP Pattern Rebirth, delivers soaring vocal harmonies, intricate melodies and progressive arrangements.

The band comments:

Inspired by feelings of neglect and abandonment of the self, ‘Lost Tongue’ is a departure from the typically aggressive OF THE SUN songwriting style. It’s a solemn tune, billowing with the dark harmonic vocal character akin to an ALICE IN CHAINS song, while attacking tooth and nail the frustration that lies at the heart of a toxic relationship. The start of it illustrates the epiphany, finding myself years deep in something that required the absence of my true persona. From there, ‘Lost Tongue’ navigates through the course of this circumstance, as well as through the confusion, anxiety, anger, and disbelief found in this condition, ultimately resolving to uproot everything.”


Listen to the previous single “Pattern Rebirth” here:

Beginning in Myrtle Beach, SC, before moving to Austin, TX, and landing in southern Germany, the metal outfit, OF THE SUN, has traveled a long, winding path, and continues to build on its approach to song writing through structural variation and stylistic revisions. Influenced by bands like BTBAM, OPETH, SOUNDGARDEN, and MR BUNGLE, OF THE SUN draws from a diverse vocabulary of musical language and boils it down into the particular visions of chief creator, Patrick Duvall. Recruiting from overseas, drummers Bryce Butler (SHADOW OF INTENT, THE FACELESS, CONTRARIAN) and Rom Gov (SEEK IRONY, TIBETAN SKY RITUAL), along with bassist Jacob Umansky (INTERVALS, THE FACELESS, PAINTED IN EXILE) have joined ranks for Pattern Rebirth.

Patrick Duvall

Source: C Squared Music

GIRLSCHOOL – Announces Release Of Fourteenth Studio Album “WTFortyfive?” On July 28th Via Silver Lining Music

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Adam Kennedy

Forty-five years young, British hard rock royalty GIRLSCHOOL comes out swinging with their fourteenth studio album, WTFortyfive?, a deliciously dirty declaration that age is a number that shows how much real raw attitude you have when it really counts. WTFortyfive? is set for release on July 28th via Silver Lining Music.

Lead single “Are You Ready?” sets the pace; a racy, raunchy, fun-saturated shapeshifter co-written with Alcatrazz’s Joe Stump that shows GIRLSCHOOL’s leathers may still carry the well-baked battle scars of decades past, but their songs and attitude are as fresh, fun, heavy, and catchy as ever before.

As a nod to their fellow partners in crime, GIRLSCHOOL today reveals the animated video for “Are You Ready?,” the video sequel to Alcatrazz’s “Don’t Get Mad… Get Even” (feat. GIRLSCHOOL)” taken from the upcoming Alcatrazz album Take No Prisoners (set for release May 19th via Silver Lining Music). Both videos were created by Natalia Jonderko Śmiechowicz.

Comments the band, “The first new GIRLSCHOOL music in nearly a decade! Powerful, heavy and with a great groove, this is the first single from our WTFortyfive? album! We think you’ll like it… Are you ready? We are!”

Watch GIRLSCHOOL’s video for “Are You Ready?” (feat. Joe Stump)” HERE.

Watch Alcatrazz’s video for “Don’t Get Mad… Get Even (feat. Girlschool)” HERE.

With WTFortyfive?, Kim McAuliffe (guitar/vocals), Denise Dufort (drums), Jackie Chambers (guitar/backing vocals), and Tracey Lamb (bass) leave the grit under their finger nails and the muck on their crusty leather boots as they riff and stomp their way through twelve statements of intent showing major attitude, some great melodies, and a consistent crunch to every guitar.

There’s the addictive mototörcharged scuzz of “It Is What It Is,” the Wandsworth via Sunset Strip sway of “Bump In The Night,” the youthful, punky romp of “Up To No Good,” and the smart, sassy, rock ‘n’ roll hooks of “Believing In You,” with McAuliffe’s vocals sounding as sharp and raucous as ever. And if that isn’t enough, their raunch roars and rolls alongside Biff Byford (Saxon), Phil Campbell (Motörhead), and Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on a cracking cover of “Born To Raise Hell!” So throw away your inhibitions and join these spectacularly wild women on the most glorious of rock ‘n’ roll rides. Lemmy knew, so should YOU!

WTFortyfive? will be released on 12” vinyl, digipak-CD, digital download and streaming and special D2C bundles. Preorder yours today at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, head over to girlschool.tmstor.esfor a chance to win a GIRLSCHOOL WTFortyfive? custom made real leather jacket. T&Cs apply.

WTFortyfive? Track Listing:

  1. It Is What It Is
  2. Cold Dark Heart
  3. Bump In The Night
  4. Barmy Army
  5. Invisible Killer
  6. Believing In You
  7. It’s A Mess
  8. Into The Night
  9. Are You Ready? (feat. Joe Stump)
  10. Up To No Good
  11. Party
  12. Born To Raise Hell (feat. Biff Byford, Phil Campbell, Duff McKagan)

Kim McAuliffe – guitar/vocals
Denise Dufort – drums
Jackie Chambers – guitar/backing vocals
Tracey Lamb – bass


ANTHEM – “Crimson & Jet Black” Full-Length Out Now On Reaper Entertainment!

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

Today marks the official unveiling of Crimson & Jet Black, the latest full-length from leading Japanese heavy metal act, ANTHEM, out now on Reaper Entertainment.

It’s been four years since the release of the band’s critically acclaimed Nucleus full-length — a re-recording of their classic hits with English lyrics. But ANTHEM used the pandemic downtime wisely. Crimson & Jet Black features eleven tracks, once again performed in English.

Offers the band, “Finally, our new album Crimson & Jet Black is out! The album is full of straight, powerful, and great metal songs. We promise that it sounds as sharp as a knife. If you love metal, you shouldn’t miss it. But be careful not to get blown away!”

Watch ANTHEM’s previously released videos for “Snake Eyes“ at THIS LOCATION and “Wheels Of Fire” at THIS LOCATION.

Order Crimson & Jet Black on CD and vinyl at THIS LOCATION.

After finishing two anniversary tours in 2021 — the band’s thirty-fifth anniversary tour, which had been postponed due to the pandemic restrictions, as well the twentieth anniversary of their reunion tour called the ANTHEM 2001 Vs ANTHEM 2021 Tour — the band began work on their latest offering. Originally scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2022, band leader Shibata, a perfectionist at heart, decided to enrich each of the songs’ quality and pushed the recording schedule to Summer/Fall.

Like previous ANTHEM works, Naoto is the main producer of the album, but this time renowned Swedish producer Jens Bogren, (Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth, Dimmu Borgir, Opeth, etc.) who had previously mixed and mastered Nucleus, is credited as a co-producer.

Naoto Shibata – bass
Akio Shimizu – guitar
Yukio Morikawa – vocals
Isamu Tamaru – drums


ELEINE Unveils Epic New Single “Never Forget” – “We Shall Remain” Full-Length To See Release July 14th On Atomic Fire Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, Power Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Madeleine Liljestam/Rikard Ekberg

North American Tour With Moonspell To Commence Later This Month

“Watch as I rise.
Reclaim my life.
Under the darkest of skies.
Scars will remain, signed by your name.
Never forget, we’re the same.”
ELEINE – “Never Forget” (2023)

Times are hard, we know. And while Tina Turner may have declared some time ago that, “we don’t need another hero,” the opposite seems to be true. We need heroes, we need anthems, we need perseverance. And fast! Luckily for us, ELEINE has heard the call with their newest single Never Forget.

Beginning with a heavy, thrashy riff which instantly drives the song forward and leads to a mighty chorus, the song is the perfect paradigm of the speed and epic vibe of their new album, We Shall Remain, set for release on July 14th via Atomic Fire Records.

The band comments, “Have you ever met someone who has scarred you? Made you doubt yourself? Maybe even made your life a living hell? We all have, in one way or another. But the most important part of experiencing something inevitable like this is to remember your own worth. It’s not about you, but you can evolve and learn from the situation itself.

“Rise up. Accept what has been. Move forward and cut the strings attached to anyone who really doesn’t give you anything else but a headache. In the end, we’re all facing the same fate. Make sure your life along the way has as less toxic people as possible and make sure you are in charge of your own life.”

Watch ELEINE’s visualizer for “Never Forget” at THIS LOCATION. Stream/purchase the track at THIS LOCATION.

Watch ELEINE’s previously released video for first single, “We Are Legion,” at THIS LOCATION.

We Shall Remain was written and produced by guitar player/vocalist Rikard Ekberg and lead vocalist Madeleine Liljestam while Thomas “Plec” Johansson took care of co-recording, mixing and mastering at The Panic Room Studio in Skövde, Sweden. Its fiery artwork was designed by Nestor Avalos ( and Madeleine Liljestam.

We Shall Remain will be available as a digibook CD, digibook CD + signed photo card (limited edition; EMP & Sound Pollution excl.), jewel case CD, LP (Orange/White), and digitally.

Preorder the album in the physical format of your choice, pre-save it on your favorite DSP, or preorder it digitally to receive “Never Forget” and “We Are Legion” instantly at

Madeleine Liljestam – vocals
Rikard Ekberg – guitar, vocals
Filip Stålberg – bass
Jesper Sunnhagen – drums

Besides recently welcoming long-time live bass player Filip Stålberg as a new permanent member, ELEINE will embark on their very first North American tour later this month. Accompanying legendary Portuguese dark metallers Moonspell on their 30th anniversary tour across the US and Canada, the band will play twenty-three shows from April 29th through May 23rd with additional support coming from Oceans Of Slumber and Vintersea on select dates. To help the group on their journey, visit THIS LOCATION. Find ELEINE’s full live itinerary below!

ELEINE w/ Moonspell, Oceans Of Slumber:
4/29/2023 The Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
4/30/2023 Warehouse On Watts – Philadelphia, PA
5/01/2023 Hangar 1819 – Greensboro, NC
5/02/2023 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/03/2023 Conduit – Orlando, FL
5/05/2023 Scout Bar – Houston, TX **
5/06/2023 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX **
5/07/2023 Trees – Dallas, TX **
5/08/2023 Tumbleroot Brewing – Santa Fe, NM **
5/09/2023 Last Exit Live – Phoenix, AZ **
5/10/2023 1720 – Los Angeles, CA **
5/11/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA **
5/12/2023 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA **
5/13/2023 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR **
5/14/2023 The Cobalt – Vancouver, BC **
5/16/2023 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
5/17/2023 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
5/18/2023 The Forge – Joliet, IL #
5/19/2023 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN #
5/20/2023 Preserving Underground – Pittsburgh, PA #
5/21/2023 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC #
5/22/2023 Source De La Martiniere – Quebec, QC #
5/25/2023 Sonia – Boston, MA #
End Tour
8/02/2023 MetalDays – Velenje, SL New
8/11/2023 Alcatraz Metal Festival – Kortrijk, BE
** = w/ Vintersea # = no Oceans Of Slumber

Don’t forget to subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube. Listen to “Never Forget” as well as other new tracks in the AFR New Releases playlist on Spotify HERE.


ALL FOR METAL – Unleashes Music Video For Thunderous, New Heavy Metal Anthem “Mountain Of Power”!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Debut album, “Legends” coming July 7, 2023 on AFM Records!

July 7, 2023 sees up-and-coming, heavy metal sensation, ALL FOR METAL, release their hotly-anticipated, first full-length album, entitled Legends, via AFM Records.

With eleven irresistible, compact and catchy songs, the band’s colossal debut unleashes anthemic, straightforward metal that has international class. Under the banner of ALL FOR METAL, metal enthusiasts Tim “Tetzel” Schmidt (known as the singer of Asenblut as well as a strength athlete and fitness influencer) and Antonio Calanna (singer of the hard rock band DeVicious) joined forces for the perfect metal match. Both are united by their love for classic heavy metal sounds and the common vision to them to a new generation of music fans.

“We grew up with bands like Manowar, at whose concerts the audience is overwhelmed by the energy,” Tetzel recently revealed. “That’s where strangers are in each other’s arms and fervently belting out the songs. This invisible bond, this connection, is created through the music alone.” His vocal counterpart Antonio adds, “I’ve only experienced such a sense of community in the metal scene. With ALL FOR METAL, we want to help pass this on and let as many music fans as possible share in it.”

Following four previously-released songs, “Born In Valhalla”, “Raise Your Hammer”, “Fury of the Gods” and the aptly-titled track “All For Metal”, today, the band is premiering a music video for the thunderous single “Mountain Of Power”. With its pounding drums, blazing guitars, and an epic chorus, “Mountain of Power” will be your new favorite heavy metal anthem, one that will make you feel invincible! Get ready to climb to the summit of metal greatness with ALL FOR METAL, and watch the band’s new video clip now streaming HERE

Perfect in time for a heavy summer festival season, with much-awaited live appearances at Wacken Open Air, Rock Harz and many more to be announced soon, ALL FOR METAL’s debut Legendswill be released on July 7, 2023 through AFM Records. The album was recorded and produced at the Elephant Studios, the pre-sale is available HERE

Legendstrack listing:

  1. All for Metal
  2. Goddess of War
  3. Born in Valhalla
  4. Raise Your Hammer
  5. Hear the Drum
  6. Run
  7. Prophecy of Hope
  8. Mountain of Power
  9. Fury of the Gods
  10. The Day of Hammerfall
  11. Legends Never Die

02.06.2023 (CZ) Metal Fest Plzen
07.07.2023 (GER) Rock Harz (Album Release Show!)
02.08.2023 (GER) Wacken Open Air

Ursula Zanichelli – Guitar
Jasmin Pabst – Guitar
Florian Toma – Bass Guitar

Source: AFM Records

THE CONVALESCENCE Announces “One Of The Dead Tour” w/ Summoner’s Circle, WoR

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, ohio with tags , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

New Claymation Video For “No Survivors” ft. CARNIFEX’s Scott Ian Lewis

Blending black metal/horror theatrics with intense death metal style blast beats and shredding guitar along with brutal slamming breakdowns and catchy melodies, Toledo, OH symphonic deathcore band The Convalescence announces they will be hitting the road this June for the “One of The Dead Tour” with support from Knoxville, TN’s Summoner’s Circle and Raleigh, NC’s WoR. The tour will kick off with a hometown headlining show for The Convalescence at the Toledo Death Fest on June 3rd and see the tour wrap up on June 24th in Battle Creek, MI. (all dates listed below).

In additional news, The Convalescencehave unleashed their latest single “No Survivors” featuring Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex with a Claymation music video, which can be viewed at

Vocalist Keith Wampler details the single and the band’s plans for an upcoming album:

The single is one of the hardest-hitting songs we’ve ever released. The lyrics and video were inspired by the Alien films, and having Scott doing some nasty guest vocals really helped give it the brutality we were looking for. We played it live throughout our recent European Tour and absolutely loved the energy it brings to the stage. We’re looking forward to this one being a part of our live show for many tours to come. This new album is basically like one big horror movie, song by song each one tells a story. Each one is brutal in its own way.”

The Convalescence expects the album will be received well by the fans, as they do their very best to step things up on each record. They worked with producer Jason Suecof on this one at Audiohammer Studios in Florida who has worked with most of their favorite bands (The Black Dahlia Murder, Carnifex, Deicide, Job For A Cowboy) and they were beyond stoked he was down to do the recording with them. In their opinion, they’ve created the heaviest The Convalescence album so far. The full-length was mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy) and is expected for release summer of 2023.

Filthy, brutal, and symphonic, The Convalescence is recommended for fans of Carnifex, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Chelsea Grin.

The Convalescence – “One of The Dead Tour” w/ Summoner’s Circle, WoR
6/03 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Deathfest w/ Oceano
6/04 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
6/05 – Providence, RI @ Alchemy
6/06 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
6/07 – Mechanicsburg, PA @ Lovedraft’s Brewing Co.
6/08 – Richmond, VA @ Another Round Bar & Grill
6/09 – Greenville, NC @ State Theatre
6/10 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
6/12 – Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co.
6/13 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
6/14 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
6/15 – Fort Walton Beach, FL @ Downtown Music Hall
6/16 – Houston, TX @ Acadia Bar & Grill
6/17 – San Antonio, TX @ Deco Ballroom
6/18 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club DFW
6/19 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
6/20 – Tulsa, OK @ The Rabbit Hole
6/21 – Park Hills, MO @ Park Hills Underground
6/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing
6/23 – Dayton, OH @ Oddbody’s Music Room
6/24 – Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory

Source: Asher Media Relations

INCITE – To Join CAVALERA For The Morbid Devastation 2023 Tour – Tickets On Sale This Friday!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Arizona thrash metallers INCITE will support Cavalera on the Morbid Devastation Fall 2023 Tour! The journey begins August 29th in Albuquerque, New Mexico and makes its way through over three dozen cities, coming to a close on October 18th in Los Angeles, California.

Comments INCITE vocalist Richie Cavalera, “We’re beyond stoked for this tour, to be playing with legends every night is a true honor. Hella fired up to be a part of history!”

Additional support for the tour will be provided by Exhumed. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 21st at 10:00am local time. See all confirmed dates below.

INCITE w/ Cavalera, Exhumed:
8/29/2023 Revel – Albuquerque, NM
8/31/2023 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
9/01/2023 Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
9/02/2023 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
9/03/2023 Saturn – Birmingham, AL
9/05/2023 Madison Theatre – Covington, KY
9/06/2023 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
9/08/2023 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
9/09/2023 Full Terror Open Air – Cave-In-Rock, IL (Festival)
9/10/2023 Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
9/12/2023 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
9/14/2023 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
9/15/2023 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
9/16/2023 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
9/18/2023 RockHouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
9/19/2023 Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
9/20/2023 House of Blues – Houston, TX
9/21/2023 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
9/22/2023 Beacham Theater – Orlando, FL
9/23/2023 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
9/25/2023 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
9/26/2023 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
9/27/2023 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
9/28/2023 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
9/29/2023 Reverb – Reading, PA
9/30/2023 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
10/01/2023 Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
10/02/2023 Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
10/05/2023 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
10/06/2023 Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
10/07/2023 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
10/08/2023 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/10/2023 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
10/11/2023 Treefort Music Hall – Boise, ID
10/12/2023 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/14/2023 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
10/15/2023 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/17/2023 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
10/18/2023 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

INCITE released their Wake Up Dead full-length last Spring via Atomic Fire Records. With Wake Up Dead, INCITE jettisons the extraneous bloat of slicker bands in favor of authentic grit and determination, consistently churning out “headbanging riffs with concussive force (Kerrang).” The very spirit and attitude of heavy music culture, courses through the veins of the INCITE collective. Over the course of five albums — The Slaughter (2009), All Out War (2012), Up In Hell (2014), Oppression (2016), and Built To Destroy (2019) — the band has cemented their reputation as one of America’s leading groove armadas, heavily hitting home with their blend of old-school thrash majesty, frantic aggression, melody, and skill. Written over the course of several bouts of feverish inspiration throughout the pandemic, with recording duties again handled by legendary producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Everytime I Die), Wake Up Dead delivers in the most relentless way possible.

INCITE’s Wake Up Dead is available on CD, LP, and digital formats. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION. Watch the band’s previously released videos for “Deadbeat” HERE, “Mental Destruction” video HERE, and “War Soup” (feat. Max Cavalera) HERE.


EXTREME – Announce “Thicker Than Blood Tour” – New Studio Album “SIX” Releases On June 9th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 19, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

From EXTREME Twitter timeline:

We are very excited to announce the Thicker Than Blood US Tour w/ special guest LivingColour. Pre-sale tickets for all dates are now available at (Use code SIX) 👊

Come celebrate this album with us. It’s been way too long & we can’t wait to see you.

EXTREME “SIX” Releases on June 9th



Finnish Groove-Thrash Metal Band FALLING FROM GRACE Released The First Single And Music Video From Their Upcoming Second Album

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Promo picture by Teppo Ristola / Teppo Ristola Photography

Finnish groove-thrash metal group Falling From Grace will release their second studio album, “At The Edge”, later in 2023 via Inverse Records. The first single and music video, ‘The Abyss’, is released today. Check it out here:

The band comments:
“The Abyss has gotten its inspiration from sleep paralysis that many have told to feel a dark presence with them. You can feel that there is something in there, but you can’t see it physically. Is this only a trick of the mind, or is there something evil and dark in there with us when we can only lie down and not move at all?”

LISTEN to “The Abyss” single on streaming services:

Falling From Grace – The Abyss (single 2023)
Single cover by Sami Leppäaho
Composed by Timi Tonteri, Atte Väisänen, Toni Jokelainen & Valtteri Honko.
Lyrics by Niki Tonteri


Timi Tonteri – Guitar
Atte Väisänen – Guitar
Niki Tonteri – Vocals
Toni Jokelainen – Bass
Valtteri Honko – Drums


Falling From Grace is a groove-thrash metal band from Finland, formed in 2013. Their influences come from genres like groove metal, thrash metal, death metal, metalcore, etc. As such, their music strikes the hearts of many metalheads. This five-man band always plays their gigs with 110% attitude, leaving no one in the crowd cold. Falling From Grace has released: the EP “Shadows of the Past” (2014), singles “Poseur” (2016), “Reflection” (2020), “Break Your Neck” (2020), “In The Lies Where We Stand” (2021) and an album “Shattered” (2021). Falling From Grace are writing a new album titled “At The Edge” that they plan to release around the end of 2023.

BETTER LOVERS – Featuring Members Of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, And Fit For An Autopsy, Release Debut Single: “30 UNDER 13”

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 18, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

April 17, 2023 – Better Lovers, a newly formed band featuring Greg Puciato, Jordan Buckley, Clayton “Goose” Holyoak, Stephen Micciche, and Will Putney, have released their debut single: “30 Under 13” via SharpTone Records.

The blistering, four-minute track, and accompanying Eric Richter directed video (, serve as the perfect introduction to Better Lovers, a band whose music is as uncompromising, unapologetic, and undeniable as anything they’ve done individually.

“Looking back, I’m so happy everything got me to where I am,” explains Buckley. “The pandemic and the last few years made me hungrier and more grateful. This isn’t a hobby. This isn’t temporary. This is the next evolution for each of us. Greg and Will rejuvenated me and made me even more confident. Now, everybody needs to know we’re a wild animal that just broke out of the zoo—there’s no trying to put it back in the cage.”

“Jordan sent me some already finished instrumental tracks, and they hit me at just the right time,” adds Puciato. “Those tracks woke up a side of me that I thought was fully extinct but was merely evolving and changing. To my complete surprise there was still something left in that area to dig at, and the vessel for it made sense.”

“30 Under 13” digital single cover, featuring artwork by Donny Phillips

Putney, who had worked on the most recent Every Time I Die albums, and won a 2021 GRAMMY® Award for his production work on Body Count’s Carnivore, encapsulates the band’s thoughts: “It’s a group of loaded weapons all firing at full power ready for the next chapter of our music careers, and I can confidently say our collective best work is ahead of us.”

Tour dates are imminent.

Photo credit: James Hartley
Better Lovers is Jordan Buckley (guitar), Clayton “Goose” Holyoak (drums), Stephen Micciche (bass), Greg Puciato (vocals), Will Putney (guitar).

Source: Speakeasy PR

EXMORTUS – Return With 6th Studio Album ‘Necrophony’ On August 25th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

From Nuclear Blast Records:

Following their recent announcement of joining Nuclear Blast Records, Southern Californian melodic death mongers EXMORTUS have revealed plans to release their massively anticipated 6th studio album, Necrophony, on August 25th. Available for pre-order now, the record 4 years in the making finds the shredders at a new creative peak, re-born in the isolation of the pandemic and wielding a master craft of metallic savagery.

Pre-order Necrophony:

Commenting on the impending record, guitarist/vocalist Conan says:
‘Necrophony’ was an album title idea for as long as I can remember. This Symphony of the Dead couldn’t be realized for a collection of songs until now. Finally, we have our darkest and most Classically inspired work yet, with artwork by the great Toha Mashudi to match perfectly. We returned to Sharkbite Studios to have the mighty wizard that is Zack Ohren aid us again in forging our metal, and resulted in the finest steel we’re all proud to wield on the battlefield.

The band has released the new single ‘Mind Of Metal,’ which can be streamed now at

Conan says of the song:
“‘Mind of Metal’ is a great compliment to our previous single ‘Oathbreaker,’ in that it has contrasting rhythms and structure, but shares lyrical inspiration by Tolkien. It’s a tribute to the wizard Saruman and other like characters in the legendarium, for their will to power and domination by crafty and industrial means. This song features groove, fast licks, and some of our favorite riffs ever written. Can’t wait to perform it live!

Stream the band’s previously released single, ‘Oathbreaker,’ here:

Watch the video here:

Necrophony Track-list:

  1. Masquerade
  2. Mask of Red Death
  3. Oathbreaker
  4. Mind of Metal
  5. Storm of Strings
  6. Test of Time
  7. Darkest of Knights
  8. Prophecy
  9. Children of the Night
  10. Beyond the Grave
  11. Overture
  12. Necrophony
  13. Moonchild


Finnish Atmospheric Progressive Metal Band Alase Released Their Second Studio Album “A Matter of Time”

Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Promo pic by Nina Nyberg

Finnish atmospheric progressive metal band Alase released their second studio album ‘A Matter of Time’ on April 14th 2023 via Finnish Inverse Records.

LISTEN to A Matter of Time album:

Guitarist Janne Lunnas comments the album::

“The album “A Matter of Time” shows where Alase is heading towards musically. We are already working on new music and this album leads the way to our new paths.

Compared to our debut album Vastaus, A Matter of Time is more versatile and progressive. In a way it is more mature but we also took more musical risks with its material. We even threw in a couple of tracks that go outside the genre of metal music but they still sound like Alase. Those songs also contain more electronic sounds which is a new thing for us.

Softer parts on the album are very soft but the heavier parts at their heaviest get really crushing and technical. When it comes to musicianship, this album contains the most demanding stuff that we have so far done. 

Besides five previously unheard tracks, the album contains four tracks that were released as singles and music videos. Those songs represent the album pretty well but don’t tell the whole story. If you like bands Katatonia, Haken, VOLA and Sleep Token, this album might work for you!”

CD version is available on Inverse Store

LISTEN to Clear Sky Is Not a Curse single:

LISTEN to Fate’s Intervention single:

Album cover by Ninni Swan & Teemu Liekkala

Track list:

  1. Understanding the Waves
  2. Clear Sky Is Not a Curse
  3. Fate’s Intervention
  4. Unburden
  5. Life Ahead
  6. The Source
  7. Out of Place
  8. Feeling Free
  9. Ajan kysymys

Guitars: Janne Lunnas
Guitars: Mikko Häkälä
Bass: Ari Miettinen
Drums: Ville Aatsinki
Lyrics: Ninni Swan


CAVALERA – Sign To Nuclear Blast Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

From: Nuclear Blast Records

Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the signing of metal legends CAVALERA. The band reveal they re-recorded SEPULTURA’s first EP Bestial Devastation and first full-length album Morbid Visions.

Max Cavalera comments, “As we get harder year after year, sometimes you’ve got to go back to where it all started! We re-recorded Bestial Devastation and Morbid Visions with the amazing sound of NOW,  but with its raw and timeless spirit. The artwork reflects the times we’re living in right now…. Apocalyptic as hell! We also have two new tracks with riffs from those days, remembered by heart.”

Iggor Cavalera states, “I always felt like the recordings of our earlier work didn’t do justice to the way we performed the songs. So, this is a very special moment in our lives that we are very proud to show you real fans our true representation of the amazing records Bestial Devastation & Morbid Visions with an insane visual identity…enjoy and see you all in the pit”

Morbid Visions and Bestial Devastation were re-recorded at The Platinum Underground. The albums were produced by Max Cavalera and Iggor Cavalera while John Aquilino handled the engineering. Arthur Rizk was responsible for the mixing and mastering of both albums. CAVALERA enlisted Eliran Kantor to create the artwork for both albums.

Morbid Visions – track list:

  1. Morbid Visions
  2. Mayhem
  3. Troops Of Doom
  4. War
  5. Crucifixion
  6. Show Me The Wrath
  7. Funeral Rites
  8. Empire Of The Damned
  9. Burn The Dead

Pre-save Morbid Visions here:

Bestial Devastation – track list:

  1. The Curse
  2. Bestial Devastation
  3. Antichrist
  4. Necromancer
  5. Warriors Of Death
  6. Sexta Feira 13

Pre-save Bestial Devastation here:

Stay tuned for more information on the 2 re-recordings!


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