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FAITH NO MORE IN CONCERT VIA YAHOO! LIVE ON FRIDAY, MAY 8

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

FAITH NO MORESan Francisco - October 28, 2014Dustin Rabin Photography 2680

Photo credit: Dustin Rabin

SOL INVICTUS STREAMING VIA NPR ON MAY 11 AND PANDORA MAY 13; EXCLAIM STREAMING IN CANADA ON MAY 11

THE TONIGHT SHOW PERFORMANCE ON MAY 13

SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2015 – Faith No More, who release Sol Invictus, their first new album in eighteen years, on May 18, will be live streaming their May 8 concert from Detroit via Yahoo! Live at 9:15 pm eastern: https://bit.ly/1bQZvmu.

The show, which will be broadcast from The Fillmore, is one of the band’s first North American performances since 2010 and is part of a string of sold out dates by the Bay Area outfit. Faith No More returns to North America in late July with a dozen additional dates including an August 5 performance at Madison Square Garden and a headlining spot at Heavy Montreal on August 8. Bumbershoot recently announced Faith No More as one of the headliners of the venerable Seattle festival.

Sol Invictus will be streaming in its entirety via NPR on Monday, May 11, with Pandora giving listeners an early listen as of May 13. Exclaim will be streaming the album for Canada. The band performs on The Tonight Show on May 13, with the late night TV appearance being Faith No More’s first since 1995.

Pre-order bundles, including limited edition vinyl, are available now via http://solinvictus.kungfustore.com in North America and http://faithnomore.firebrandstores.com in Europe. Digital pre-orders, featuring instant downloads of “Motherf***er” and “Superhero” available here: http://geni.us/2L7x.

Faith No More – tour dates:

May 7 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall +
May 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore +
May 9 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts +
May 11 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre +
May 13 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 14 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory +
May 29 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Rock Im Revier
May 31 Munich, Germany Rockavaria Festival

June 2 Milan, Italy Sonisphere
June 4 Vienna, Austria Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Rock For People Festival
June 6 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle Spandau
June 8 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
June 10 Bratislava, Slovakia Aegon Arena
June 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 13 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 14 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
June 17 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 18 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
June 23 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
June 26 Norrkoping, Sweden Bravalla Festival
June 27 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssi
June 28 Odense, Denmark Tinderbox

July 26 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
July 27 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
July 28 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
July 30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park ++
July 31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater ++

August 1 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts ++
August 2 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion ++
August 4 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ++
August 5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden ++
August 7 Toronto, ON Ricoh Coliseum ++
August 8 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal

September 6 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
September 18 Bogota, Columbia Royal Center
September 24 Santana, Brazil Anhembi Arena
September 25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio

North American support:
+ – Le Butcherettes
++ – Refused

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

www.fnm.com

Facebook: Faith No More

www.twitter.com/faithnomore

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAITH NO MORE.

Stone.

FAITH NO MORE – SHARE “SUPERHERO” REMIX; ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL UK DATES

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

FAITH NO MORESan Francisco - October 28, 2014Dustin Rabin Photography 2680

Photo credit: Dustin Rabin

SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2015 – On the eve of their sold out North American tour, Faith No More is sharing a remix of the single “Superhero,” crafted by Einstürzende Neubauten’s Alexander Hacke:

The music arrives as the band announces two additional UK dates: June 14 at O2 Academy (Glasgow) and June 17 at The Roundhouse (London). Faith No More plays the Download Festival on June 13.

Sol Invictus physical pre-order bundles, including limited edition vinyl, are available now via http://solinvictus.kungfustore.com in North America and http://faithnomore.firebrandstores.com in Europe. Digital pre-orders, featuring instant downloads of “Motherf***er” and “Superhero” available here: http://geni.us/2L7x.

Faith No More tour dates:
April 15 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum #
April 16 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater #
April 17 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium #
April 19 San Francisco, CA Warfield ##
April 20 San Francisco, CA Warfield ###
April 22 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern *
April 23 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern **
April 24 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern * * *
April 25 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

May 7 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall +
May 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore +
May 9 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts +
May 11 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre +
May 13 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 14 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory +
May 29 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Rock Im Revier
May 31 Munich, Germany Rockavaria Festival

June 2 Milan, Italy Sonisphere
June 4 Vienna, Austria Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Rock For People Festival
June 6 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle Spandau
June 8 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
June 10 Bratislava, Slovakia Aegon Arena
June 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 13 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 14 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
June 17 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
June 23 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
June 26 Norrkoping, Sweden Bravalla Festival
June 27 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssi
June 28 Odense, Denmark Tinderbox

July 26 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
July 27 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom

July 28 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
July 30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park ++
July 31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater ++
August 1 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts ++
August 2 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion ++
August 4 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ++
August 5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden ++
August 7 Toronto, ON Ricoh Coliseum ++
August 7 – 9 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal

Sept. 25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio

North American support:
# – Christeene
## – La Plebe
### – Frightwig
* HO99O9
** – The Urinals
*** – Flatbush
+ – Le Butcherettes
++ – Refused

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* Souce: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

http://www.fnm.com
http://www.facebook.com/faithnomore
http://www.twitter.com/faithnomore

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAITH NO MORE.

Stone.

THE MELVINS STREAM “TRES CABRONES” VIA PITCHFORK ADVANCE

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

The Melvins - Tres Cabrones - promo cover pic - 2013

NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOW WITH MUDHONEY AT GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Oct. 30, 2013 – The Melvins are streaming Tres Cabrones (Nov. 5, Ipecac) in its entirety via Pitchfork (http://pitchfork.com/advance/271-tres-cabrones/).  Pre-orders for the record are available now: http://georiot.co/44Wg.

Tres Cabrones is as close as we’re willing to get to the Melvins 1983 line-up,” explained Osborne, of the 12-song album that reunites him, Dale Crover and original drummer Mike Dillard. “The best part is it’s all new songs. I specifically wrote tunes that would be good for these guys to play and it worked out great. We had no interest in rehashing tunes we wrote 30 years ago and chose instead to simply create NEW songs. It worked out perfectly.”

“Making the Tres Cabrones record was a real treat indeed. It’s a trip down memory lane complete with debauchery and ultra violence, ” said Dillard, who left the band in 1984 only to be replaced by Crover.

“After 30 years we release a record with the (almost) original line-up of the band,” added Crover. “I’ve always felt that drummer Mike Dillard was one of us. It’s great that he’s still a piece of the puzzle!  Plus, I get to see what it’s like being the bass player in the Melvins! Tres Cabrones indeed!”

The Melvins annexed Big Business band members Coady Willis and Jared Warren in 2006 for (A) Senile Animal and the quartet has remained in this incarnation for four additional releases including Everybody Loves Sausages, a covers album released this spring. Not ones to relax, the Melvins introduced Melvins Lite, a version of the band that teams Osborne and Crover with Trevor Dunn (Tomahawk, Mr. Bungle). Melvins Lite released their debut album, Freak Puke, in 2012 and subsequently embarked on a 51 date/51 State (including DC) tour of the United States. The band most recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with a six-week North American tour.

Up next for the band is a short stint in Australia with Helmet, a performance at the Meredith Music Festival on Dec. 13 and a recently announced New Year’s Eve performance with Mudhoney at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Calif.

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December 06     Fremantle, Australia @ Metropolis

December 08     Brisbane, Australia @ The Hi Fi (w/Helmet)

December 09     Byron Bay, Australia @ Northern Hotel (w/Helmet)

December 11     Newcastle, Australia @ Cambridge Hotel (w/Helmet)

December 12     Canberra, Australia @ Anu Bar (w/Helmet)

December 13     Meredith, Australia @ Meredith Music Festival

December 15     Sydney, Australia @ Hi Fi (w/Helmet)

December 16     Adelaide, Australia @ The Gov (w/Helmet)

December 17     Melbourne, Australia @ Hi Fi

December 18     Hobart, Australia @ Brisbane Hotel

December 31     San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For More Info On THE MELVINS:

Facebook: (the) Melvins

http://www.themelvins.net

http://www.melvins.com

Ipecac Recordings - Logo - 2013

Ipecac Recordings website: http://www.ipecac.com

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

TOMAHAWK – ON LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON THIS MONDAY

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit Tim Moss; left to right: Duane Denison, John Stanier, Mike Patton and Trevor Dunn

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EAST COAST TOUR DATES KICK OFF ON SATURDAY

May 30, 2013, San Francisco – Tomahawk, who kick off a brief East Coast tour on Saturday in Boston, perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Monday, June 3.

The upcoming live performances are the first East Coast dates from the alt-rock super group (Duane Denison, Mike Patton, John Stanier and Trevor Dunn) in a decade. Tomahawk recently toured throughout Australia via the Soundwave Festival and performed at Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile.

Tomahawk Dates:

Tomahawk - Tour Dates - 2013 - #6

Tomahawk released Oddfellows, their first album in six years, in late January with the album landing in the Billboard Top 100 and reaching #2 on the trade magazine’s Hard Music chart as well as #9 on the Indie chart.

Two videos have been released, one for “Stone Letter” (http://pitchfork.com/news/48778-watch-the-video-for-the-mike-patton-lead-group-tomahawks-first-song-in-six-years-stone-letter/) and another for the title track (http://loudwire.com/tomahawk-oddfellows-exclusive-video-premiere/).

Tomahawk - Oddfellows - promo cover pic!________________________________________________

(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on TOMAHAWK, click on the links below!

facebook: Tomahawk

http://www.ipecac.com

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small

LONG LIVE TOMAHAWK.

Stone.

Chi Cheng, Deftones Bassist – Rest In Peace

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Chi Cheng - Deftones - #1

Chi Cheng, the legendary and incredibly talented bassist for Deftones has passed away on April 13th, 2013. Chi Cheng was a young 42. Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family, friends and bandmates of Chi Cheng.

For more credible information regarding this sad news, click on the link below:

www.OneLoveForChi.com

Chi Cheng - Deftones - #2

Chi Cheng

1970 – 2013

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MetalOdyssey

Rest In Peace, Chi Cheng.

Stone.

ELYSION – Digital “Killing My Dreams EP” Is Out NOW!

Posted in alternative metal, gothic metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ELYSION – Originating from Greece, Elysion is a band that you’ll find difficult to resist; especially if you’re into Alternative Metal, Gothic Metal or just quality Metal/Heavy Music. The vocals of Christianna are a remarkable listen, while the band is bursting with skillful musicianship!

I highly recommend Elysion and their new digital EP release Killing My Dreams to all my fellow Metal brethren and Rockaholics worldwide!

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Listen to snippets and get your copy here: http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/releases/19323?lang=en

The EP is also available at other digital music stores.

http://www.amazon.de/dp/B009M6JZKY

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009M5KZEU

http://amzn.com/B009M7MWF8

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/killing-my-dreams-ep/id568243185

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/killing-my-dreams-ep/id568243185

http://itunes.apple.com/de/album/killing-my-dreams-ep/id568243185

KILLING MY DREAMS – Track Listing:

Killing My Dreams

Killing My Dreams (Acoustic)

Don’t Say A Word (Acoustic)

Never Forever (Demo Version)

Dreamer (Live)

Killing My Dreams (Live)

Walk Away (Live)

The Rules (Live)

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ELYSION:

Christianna – Vox

Johnny Zero – Guitars

FXF – Bass

Laitsman – Drums

Nid – Guitars

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Source:

For more info on ELYSION, click on the links below!

www.elysionofficial.com

www.facebook.com/elysionofficial

http://www.massacre-records.com

LONG LIVE ELYSION.

Stone.

KILLING JOKE – To Release MMXII Via Spinefarm Later This Month

Posted in alternative metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

October 30, 2012 sees the release of KILLING JOKE’s new album, MMXII, on Spinefarm Records.

2012 is the perfect year for KILLING JOKE to be releasing an album that is as dense and dark as the surrounding swirls of madness in the world. At a time when the news is on fast-forward and the planet seems to be descending into lunacy, who better than KILLING JOKE to reflect such a sentiment?

When their original lineup of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth and Big Paul reconvened in 2008 after working together intermittently, that strange voodoo once again filled the room. Individually, they have a power, but together they have something sulphurous and strong that few bands can match. KILLING JOKE are not an average band with an average agenda; they lock the door and let the ritual commence, and MMXII is the result.

MMXII’s 11 tracks are an avalanche of sound — empowering whilst jolting you awake. They are as fascinating as chatting with Coleman, as he talks of future humans living forever but with no emotions, and of the Age Of Aquarius and the cycles of time, the shift in the earth’s electro-magnetic field, the end of extreme capitalism, the Arab Spring and how his trips to Cairo to record music have added to his belief that when Cairo falls everywhere else follows… MMXII is possibly KILLING JOKE’s best album ever; a dense and multi-layered work. The songs are great washes of sound – a death disco with huge slabs of guitar that soundtracks these dangerous times. It’s an end-of-time album that somehow finds moments of optimism in the downward swirl of the planet. Finding hope in the apocalypse, this album just could be their masterpiece.

The album’s key is the end of times, an age of flux, a shift in consciousness. Coleman comments: “I can’t see the point contemplating extreme life extinction — it’s good for nothing. It’s nihilism in the absolute even considering it.”

This kind of thinking sets the tone for this powerful record, with 2012 and the state of flux the key issue.“It’s in many different calendars – the great unveiling, the sky and the earth coming together. It’s a significant date. Everything is speeding up. It’s not just our minds shrinking. We are heading towards the Eschaton and no-one really knows what’s going to happen.”

The album reflects this dark vision, but Coleman sees the great change in a more positive light — the dawning of the Age Of Aquarius. “All the remote viewers I know, myself included, cannot penetrate beyond. This year is about getting our collective dreams in order, restoring the biosphere, the idea of well-being as opposed to economic growth, the idea of partnership and co-creation with fellow human beings, moving away from national boundaries and more towards what Schiller and Beethoven were saying in some of their work.”

The album’s themes are political, anti-capitalist and forward-looking. “If we can concentrate on what it can be, the dream of clean streams, of re-forestation, of permaculture, of disengaging all the banks — identifying all the majority shareholders of the top 100 corporations and dismantling them. If we start dreaming of a fairer system and defining what an elite should be — an intellectual powerhouse and not international bankers.”

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MMXII Track Listing:

1. Pole Shift

2. Fema Camp

3. Rapture

4. Colony Collapse

5. Corporate Elect

6. In Cythera

7. Primobile

8. Glitch

9. Trance

10. On All Hallow’s Eve

KILLING JOKE is Jaz Coleman, Geordie Walker, Youth and Paul Ferguson. More dispatches to follow shortly – You have been warned.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on KILLING JOKE, click on the links below!

http://www.killingjoke.com

http://www.killingjokemerch.com

http://www.youtube.com/killingjokeofficial

http://www.spinefarm.us

LONG LIVE KILLING JOKE.

Stone.

Swimming In Fire – Featuring: Greg Hampton, Danny Saber, Eric Dover & Chris Collier

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, experimental music, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SWIMMING IN FIRE – The dynamically Rockin’ duo of Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, 9 Chambers, Lita Ford, The New Czars) and Danny Saber (U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Marilyn Manson) have founded and are currently collaborating/producing a new project they’ve called: Swimming In Fire.

With Eric Dover (Slash’s Snakepit, Alice Cooper) and Chris Collier joining on, Swimming In Fire is a potent supergroup of seasoned songwriters and multi-instrumentalists to keep your ears and eyes on today and tomorrow!

Two words to know: Alternative. Experimental. Yes, Swimming In Fire are playing cutting-edge music and it’s still radiating some hard and heavy persona that Heavy Metal and Hard Rock diehards scream for. Expect the electronic gates of sound to open up and introduce you to what Greg Hampton and Danny Saber have created here with their project.

Incorporating driving guitars and melodic vocals into their songs is only just the beginning, with this creative band. There’s plenty of Alternative and Experimental nuances happening musically; this all makes the music from Swimming In Fire a true Rock ‘N Roll delicacy in the making.

I’m looking forward to hearing the eventual debut album from Swimming In Fire, these guys are onto capturing a sound that is both highly relevant and contagious. Metal be thy name.

Take a listen to three songs that are already streaming on Swimming In Fire’s facebook and Reverbnation sites, by clicking on the links below!

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For more info on SWIMMING IN FIRE, click on the links below!

Swimming In Fire – facebook

http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/129482770

LONG LIVE SWIMMING IN FIRE.

Stone.

BULLET TOOTH Offers FREE Summer 2012 Album Sampler!

Posted in alternative metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metalcore, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Download the FREE Bullet Tooth Summer 2012 Album Sampler NOW!

10 songs from AFFIANCEThrow The FightThe Paramedic (UNRELEASED!), Deception Of A Ghost (UNRELEASED!), SeriannaI, OmegaDEAD ICONS and more.

GO! http://www.BulletTooth.com/download

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Stone Says: Cool bands & Free Rock ‘N Roll. Is there anything better than that?

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LONG LIVE BULLET TOOTH.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey Presents: Ten Metal Albums You NEED For This Summer Of 2012! (Part Three)

Posted in alternative metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on July 6, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Here is Part Three of Metal Odyssey Presents: Ten Metal Albums You NEED For This Summer Of 2012! Each Metal album below I’ve reviewed; just click the large link below each respective Metal album to read all about it! Each Metal album on this list I’ve obviously enjoyed and continue to listen to. My Metal goal is to pass this valuable Metal information onto my fellow Metal brethren.

As the halfway point of 2012 nears, these are ten recently released Metal albums that have left their scorching mark upon my Metal lovin’ eardrums. Wether it’s an EP or full-length, I look upon any release as an album.

There are very cool links at the bottom of this post, which will direct you to Parts One and Two of this series of 2012 Metal albums you NEED. Agree or disagree with this list, please feel free to comment. Metal be thy name.

ALARIC / ATRIARCH – Split LP

These are two underground bands that you NEED to know about. After you listen to this Split LP from ALARIC / ATRIARCH, you will once again be reminded that underground heavy music rules.

ALARIC / ATRIARCH Split LP – A Double Dose Of Spine-Chilling Heaviness You Can’t Overlook

IRON MAIDEN – EN VIVO!

I absolutely cannot imagine any Iron Maiden fan without EN VIVO! in their collection. For that matter, I couldn’t vision any Metal fan not wanting to check out this live 2-CD set of both vintage and current (The Final Frontier) songs. Metal as my witness, EN VIVO! is one of the best live Metal albums I’ve listened to in years.

IRON MAIDEN – EN VIVO! Is Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day

IMPENDING DOOM – BAPTIZED IN FILTH

These Christian heavy-hitters are Extreme; plus they are very capable at scorching the hell out of your eardrums.

IMPENDING DOOM – ‘Baptized In Filth’ Is A Heightened Listen Into Some Absolute Extreme Metal

METALLICA – BEYOND MAGNETIC EP

Metallica is either teasing the living shit out of us with this return to old school, raw and stripped down sound; or they actually did realize that their output the last couple of decades has been lame to average and this is a taste of what’s yet to come. I do revere Metallica though… no matter how many smelly records they’ve released. I guess you can blame my reverence for ’em on that F’n fabulous 80’s decade.

METALLICA ‘Beyond Magnetic’ – Thrashing Raw, Rough & Tough, As This Legendary Band Was Supposed To Be In The First Place

SOULFLY – ENSLAVED

As I wandered about the northern terrain of Pennsylvania this past Spring, an eccentric 200-year-old troll crossed my path. I was startled. He wasn’t startled. All I can recount, is this messed up troll exclaimed to my face: “you b-b-best have g-g-gotten that new SOULFLY album, Stone… otherwise you’re an F’n poser!” Needless to say, I did get the new SOULFLY and that crazed troll can kiss my Metal lovin’ ass.

SOULFLY ‘ENSLAVED’ – Soulfly Has Raised Their Own Bar Of Metal Excellence

DRAGONFORCE – THE POWER WITHIN

Dragonforce is back! Plus, their new vocalist Marc Hudson is an UNREAL listen! Whoa! I became an instant fan of Marc Hudson 30 seconds after I heard him sing the first time. Yes, he’s that good. Oh… the rest of the band does kick superior Metal ass on The Power Within.

DRAGONFORCE “The Power Within” – Rises To New Melodic Power Metal Heights; Features New Vocalist Marc Hudson

SANGUINE – DEBUT/ST

Sanguine is an Alternative Metal band that MUST be signed by a record label that gives a crap about quality songs. Tarin Kerrey and guitarist Nick Magee deliver some impressive vocals. This entire debut album delivers intense promise for this blue-collar band.

SANGUINE – Debut / ST: Alternative Metal That Leaps Over Cutting Edge

UFOMAMMUT – ORO: OPUS PRIMUM’

This is Metal that feeds the Metal senses with all of its exquisite Metal nutrients. A Deep album and… aw, hell, UFOMAMMUT just blows my F’n mind.

UFOMAMMUT ‘Oro: Opus Primum’ – A Multi-Sound, Metal Mind Quest

REZISTOR – BEWARE THE SILENT

REZISTOR are our Thrash ambassadors from Romania and are just one (gulp) fun band to listen to. Old school is the rule with REZISTOR, while they still maintain a relevant Thrashing pulse.

REZISTOR ‘Beware The Silent’ – FREE Album Download From Romanian Thrash Metal Battalion!

THE BLAME – BORN

THE BLAME are from Turkey and they play some very memorable Metal that comes across so refined. Don’t blame me if you don’t get  into THE BLAME when I told you to.

THE BLAME – Turkish Metal Band: Offers Free Download Of Their AMAZING Debut Album ‘BORN’

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Since you were cool enough to look over this entire list of ten Metal albums you NEED, here are 2 bonus Metal album suggestions for you!

LACUNA COIL – DARK ADRENALINE

LACUNA COIL “Dark Adrenaline” – 9 Quick & Easy Reasons Why You Should Buy This Album

FASTKILL – BESTIAL THRASHING BULLDOZER

One word: FASTKILL. They’re Thrash, they’re fast, they’re brutally fast, they’re obviously pissed-off and will leave severe scorch marks upon your inner ear. What more can any Thrash lovin’ maniac want?

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I strongly encourage you to check out Parts One and Two of Metal Odyssey Presents: Ten Metal Albums You NEED For This Summer Of 2012! Just click on those cool links below! Whoa!

Metal Odyssey Presents: Ten METAL Albums You NEED For This Summer Of 2012! (Part One)

Metal Odyssey Presents: Ten Metal Albums You NEED For This Summer Of 2012! (Part Two)

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Thank you for stopping by and checking out this list of Metal albums you NEED for this Summer of 2012! Wether you NEED all the Metal albums mentioned above or just one, I hope my album reviews serve to assist your Metal hunger. Have a safe Summer, Rock Steady and… watch out for dog poop when your walking on the beach.

Metal Be Thy Name.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

FAIR TO MIDLAND – On Tour Now With 10 YEARS and KYNG

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on June 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As taken from the Official Newsletter from Fair To Midland:

That’s right. We are headed out with our ole tour buddies 10 Years starting today. Check out all of the dates below and we expect to see you all there. Also tagging along will be KYNG.

Sat, June 30 @ Warehouse Live in Houston, TX

Sun, July 01 @ Brewster Street Ice House in Corpus Christi, TX

Tues, July 03 @ Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, FL

Thur, July 05 @ The Coliseum Tallahassee in Tallahassee, FL

Fri, July 06 @ The Valarium in Knoxville, TN

Sat, July 07 @ Track 29 in Chattanooga, TN

Sun, July 08 @ Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN

Tues, July 10 @ Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, MD

Wed, July 11 @ Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ

Thur, July 12 @ The Rock Junction in West Greenwich, RI (Headline Show)

Fri, July 13 @ Asylum in Portland, ME

Sat, July 14 @ Wally’s Pub in Hampton Beach, NH

Sun, July 15 @ Club International in New Britain, CT – NEW VENUE

Wed, July 18 @ The Machine Shop in Flint, MI

Thur, July 19 @ Piere’s in Ft. Wayne, IN

Sat, July 21 @ Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL

Sun, July 22 @ Pop’s in Sauget, IL

Tue, July 24 @ George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, AR

FTM OFFICIAL MERCH STORE

Make sure to check out our new online store HERE.

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For more info on FAIR TO MIDLAND, click on the link below!

http://www.fairtomidland.com

LONG LIVE FAIR TO MIDLAND.

Stone.

SANGUINE – Debut / ST: Alternative Metal That Leaps Over Cutting Edge

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on March 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SANGUINE – When I first heard the opening track For Love (not too long ago) I immediately realized that Sanguine is a band that will, without question, make some serious F’n noize within the Metal and Alternative Metal world. Tarin Kerrey can scream her lungs out and her vocals are power-packed with emotion that comes across as 100% sincere. For Love is an amazing track of Metal to open up this debut from Sanguine, both for its riveting vibes and heightened heaviness.

Sanguine originates from the UK and they’re Metal comes with a fresh dose of sound that is unique and not part of any “same-old” crowd. One amazing song on this debut is Bangkok Nights. Try to imagine New Wave going full-throttle on the Metal pedal. Add a sliver of Funky guitar, screaming vocals, some Rap, thunderous Metal rhythm and Bangkok Nights is as diverse a Metal song I’ve ever had scorch my eardrums.

In The Sky is melodic and flows along like a top twenty hit single. More Hard Rock than Metal, In The Sky maintains  an edgy feel and vibe that is constant and contagious. Given Up is fortified with Alternative Metal muscle, speed, grooves, soaring vocals and a slice of growl. A song that is ultra energy fortified for certain. No two songs sound alike on this debut from Sanguine, a quality that I find alluring.

Live Consume Drive has so many delectable varieties of heaviness happening that it’s flat-out sensational. With a Punk snarl for its backbone, this song is driven by its aggressive speed and attitude. A potent moshing candidate of a song, one that’s guaranteed to turn fans at a live Sanguine show into a slammin’ frenzy. Contagious and Contagious Remix (Tim Baker Version) are examples of what happens, when a band wants to make Alternative Metal that will make you stomp about wether you are willing to or not.

The more I’ve listened to Sanguine, the more I want to get up off my ass and slam my body around the house, while my out of control movements destroy’s every material good I own into remnants of what once was. Sanguine is a band that isn’t looking for a party, they are the F’n party. Sanguine has created Metal, Alternative Metal, that accelerates at a non-stop level of psyche-you-out fever. This is Alternative Metal that has been turned up a dozen notches and very well may be ahead of its time. Hell yes.

Sanguine has proven to me, they’re a band that can’t be given a proper do with words alone. Sanguine has a debut album that needs to be digested by your senses to fully understand just how talented and commanding they sound. Sanguine will Rock your face off. I’ve warned you. If I could pick that one band I need to see live, it’s Sanguine. I can only imagine their songs coming to life in a small club/venue where all I can do is experience this band’s Alternative Metal and heightened energy. Metal be thy name.

Take a look and listen below to Given Up and (hopefully) you’ll see what I’m trying to blab about!

SANGUINE:

Tarin Kerrey – Vocals

Nick Magee – Guitar/Vocals

Tom Sherwood – Bass

Matt Feld – Drums

SANGUINE – Current Rockin’ News of Note:

Singer Tarin Kerrey has performed guest vocals on 4 songs of the Primal Rock Rebellion album ‘Awoken Broken’ by Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden.

The band is currently writing album two with Jesper Stromblad from In Flames.

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Track Listing:

For Love

Anger Song

Contagious

Don’t Change

Bangkok Nights

In the Sky

Given Up

A place that you call home

Live Consume Drive

Simplify

Territory

Contagious REMIX

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Listen to SANGUINE on Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/mantaraymusic/sets/sanguine-sanguine/s-KaU68

For more info on SANGUINE, click on the links below:

www.sanguineband.com

 http://www.myspace.com/sanguineband

http://www.twitter.com/sanguineband

LONG LIVE SANGUINE.

Stone.

MELVINS LITE – Debuts With ‘Freak Puke’ On June 5th, 2012

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, experimental rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2012 – The Melvins unveil the latest twist in their 29-year history with Melvins Lite, an additional incarnation of the band that finds founders Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover partnering with Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk) for a 10-song released titled Freak Puke (June 5, Ipecac Recordings).

“The Melvins have a long history of mixing up our line-ups and I think that’s what has kept us relevant for so long,” explains Osborne. “Consider the Freak Puke record the fifth side of the four-sided Melvins’ triangle.”

Dunn is known as one of Rock and Jazz’s top bass players, performing on both a traditional and upright bass in a wide range of bands and as a freelance musician.  He is currently recording the new Tomahawk album, is a member of Fantômas and was the bassist for Mr. Bungle.

The Melvins will be taping an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly at their Apr. 13 show in Los Angeles. Osborne will join Greg Gutfeld for another chat on June 28 on Fox News’ Red Eye.

Freak Puke was recorded by Toshi Kasai and the Melvins in Los Angeles.

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Freak Puke – Track Listing:

01.  Mr. Rip Off
02.  Inner Ear Rupture
03.  Baby, Won’t You Weird Me Out
04.  Worm Farm Walt
05.  A Growing Disgust
06.  Leon vs. The Revolution
07.  Holy Barbarians
08.  Freak Puke
09.  Let Me Roll It
10.  Tommy Goes Berserk
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As previously announced the Melvins (as their “traditional,” four piece line-up with Crover, Osborne and Big Businesses’ Jared Warren and Coady Willis) will be touring the U.S. this Spring in support of the free EP release: Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, available Mar. 13 at ScionAV.com.   Dates are listed below. A Melvins Lite tour is forthcoming.

April    11       San Jose, CA              The Blank Club

April    12       San Francisco, CA      Great American Music Hall

April    13       Los Angeles, CA        The Troubadour

April    14       San Diego, CA            The Casbah

April    17       El Paso, TX                 House of Rock

April    19       Austin, TX                  Mohawk

April    20       Houston, TX               Warehouse Live

April    21       New Orleans, LA        One Eyed Jack’s

April    23       Orlando, FL                 The Social

April    24       Gainesville, FL            Double Down Live

April    25       Atlanta, GA                 The Loft at Center Stage

April    26       Charlotte, NC              Amos Southend

April    28       West Chester, PA        The Note

April    29       New York, NY            Webster Hall

May    1          Milwaukee, WI            Turner Hall Ballroom

May    2          DeKalb, IL                   Otto’s Nightclub

May    3          St. Louis, MO              The Firebird

May    4          Nashville, TN               Exit Inn

May    7          Dallas, TX                    Trees

May    9          Santa Fe, NM               Santa Fe Brewing Company

May    11        Santa Ana, CA             Galaxy Concert Theatre

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(Source: Speakeasy PR)

For more info on The Melvins, click on the links below:

www.themelvins.net

www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy

www.ipecac.com

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

LONG LIVE MELVINS LITE.

Stone.

RAMMSTEIN – Confirms North American Tour 2012

Posted in alternative metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, industrial metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

THE WORLD’S MOST EXPLOSIVE ROCK BAND RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA FOR 21 DATES IN SUPPORT OF THEIR RETROSPECTIVE ALBUM RELEASE “MADE IN GERMANY 1995-2011”

Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 – RAMMSTEIN, the Berlin-based band known for their incendiary live performances, will bring their brand new live production to North America this spring for 21 dates kicking off April 20 in Ft. Lauderdale.  Tickets for the tour, presented by Live Nation, will go on sale beginning Friday, Nov. 18 and will be available at:  www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com

Demand for Rammstein’s pyrotechnic-laden performances has been so great in Europe, where they regularly play capacity level soccer stadiums, the band spent nearly a full decade without setting foot on North American shores. In December 2010, the sextet returned to North America for two sold out shows including a performance at Madison Square Garden. Rammstein followed with a 9-day trek of major North American cities in Spring 2011.

The Los Angeles Times described the live experience as “…epic stagecraft on a Wagnerian scale, several notches up from most Arena Rock.”

The  tour announcement comes on the heels of news of the band’s first retrospective release, Made In Germany 1995 – 2011, which will be available in North America (through a distribution deal between Universal Germany and Vagrant Records) on Dec. 13.  Rammstein recently released “Mein Land,” a new four-track digital single that features two new songs: the title track and “Vergiss uns Nicht” as well as remixes from BossHoss and Mogwai.  A video directed by Jonas Akerlund for “Mein Land” is also currently featured Rammstein.com.  Rammstein’s most recent full-length album, Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 in October 2009.

Rammstein first stormed America in 1998, touring with a set based on their Grammy-nominated breakthrough second release, Sehnsucht, featuring Du hast, the song that brought the world’s attention to the band. During their 1998 Family Values tour, praise was high, as well as indignation: band members were jailed in the US on indecency charges due to the highly provocative live show.

RAMMSTEIN MADE IN GERMANY 1995-2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ITINERARY:

04/20/12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BankAtlantic Center – Pre Sale 11/18/11

04/21/12 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum – Pre Sale 11/18/11

04/23/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena – Pre Sale 11/19/11

04/25/12 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena – Pre Sale 11/18/11

04/26/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center – Pre Sale 11/18/11

04/28/12 – Uniondale, NY @Nassau Coliseum – Pre Sale 11/18/11

04/29/12 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center – Pre Sale 11/19/11

05/01/12 – Montreal, QC, CAN @ Bell Centre – Pre Sale 11/26/11

05/03/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena – Pre Sale 12/03/11

05/04/12 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena – Pre Sale 11/19/11

05/06/12 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills – Pre Sale 11/18/11

05/08/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center – Pre Sale 12/05/11

05/10/12 – Winnipeg, MB, CAN @ MTS Centre – Pre Sale 11/25/11

05/13/12 – Vancouver, BC. CAN @ Rogers Arena – Pre Sale 11/25/11

05/14/12 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome – Pre Sale 12/03/11

05/17/12 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center – Pre Sale 11/19/11

05/18/12 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena – Pre Sale 12/03/11

05/20/12 – Denver, CO @ Denver Coliseum – Pre Sale 11/19/11

05/22/12 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center – Pre Sale 11/18/11

05/24/12 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center – Pre Sale 12/03/11

05/25/12 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center – Pre Sale 11/19/11

Itinerary subject to change.

(Source: Speakeasy PR)

* For more info on RAMMSTEIN & ticket info, click the links below:

www.rammstein.com

www.ticketmaster.com

www.livenation.com

LONG LIVE RAMMSTEIN.

Stone.

SANGUINE – “For Love” Song & Music Video: You MUST Check Out!

Posted in alternative metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, heavy metal videos, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

SANGUINE – Recently a Metal band from the UK has crossed my Metal path and given my ears some hefty whoop-ass they hunger for. SANGUINE. This Metal foursome, fronted by Tarin Kerrey, have a Modern/Alt sound and vibe to stand-out from the Metal crowd. Tarin’s vocals are the stuff to rip your Metal lovin’ soul apart and then again… her vocal harmony can also stop you in your tracks, leaving you begging for more.

SANGUINE is all about DIY and they are impressing some of the biggest named Rock and Metal magazines out there, with Rocksound and the mighty Metal Hammer extending their praise. Solidly tight musicianship and creative song writing comes right at me, as I listen to For Love. Check out the music video of For Love below and brace yourself for a damn good song, from a band that is aiming for the top of the Heavy Music world.

Directed by Carl Shanahan

SANGUINE:

Tarin Kerrey – vocals/songwriter

Nick Magee – guitar/vocals/songwriter

Tom Sherwood – bass

Matt Feld – drums

* For more info on SANGUINE, click on the link below:

SANGUINE – Official Website

LONG LIVE SANGUINE.

Stone.

COLD – 2011 U.S. Summer Tour With VOLBEAT: Dates, Cities and Venues Listed!

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, modern metal, Music, rock music, rock music news, rockabilly with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

COLD is currently on tour with VOLBEAT, trekking across the U.S. and supporting their newly released studio album: Superfiction (Eleven Seven Music). Superfiction is the fifth studio album from COLD and fans have waited six years for it! Stone will say this much: It was well worth the wait! Superfiction is a comeback album with a dozen exclamation points after it. COLD is now solidifying their legendary status as an Alt/Modern Metal & Hard Rock leader. Metal be thy name.

VOLBEAT is touring in support of their fourth studio album: Beyond Hell/Above Heaven. VOLBEAT has been gaining Rockin’ momentum as each and every day passes… this is one hell of a band! Their combination of Metal, Hard Rock and Rockabilly is so damn good it’s scary. To have COLD and VOLBEAT on tour together = ultra unreal. Check out the dates and cities below to see if these two amazing bands are gonna be Rockin’ in your area!

COLD With VOLBEAT – 2011 U.S. Tour:

07/28/11 – @ McGuffy’s House of Rock – Dayton, OH

07/29/11 – @ Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN

07/30/11 – @ WJJO Bandcamp – Madison, WI

07/31/11 – @ The Pageant – St. Louis, MO

08/02/11 – @ Emo’s – Austin, TX

08/03/11 – @ House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA

08/05/11 – @ The Filmore – Miami, FL

08/06/11 – @ House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL

08/07/11 – @ The Filmore – Charlotte, NC

08/10/11 – @ 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.

08/11/11 – @ Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, N.J.

08/12/11 – @ Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA

08/13/11 – @ The Dome at Oakdale – Wallingford, CT

08/15/11 – @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI

08/16/11 – @ Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI

08/17/11 – @ House Of Blues – Chicago, IL

08/19/11 – @ First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

08/20/11 – @ The Grove – Lincoln, NE

08/26/11 – @ Rock Hard @ The Park – Spokane, WA

08/27/11 – @ Big Sky Brewery – Missoula, MT

08/28/11 – @ Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

09/01/11 – @ Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

09/02/11 – @ House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

09/03/11 – @ House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA

09/04/11 – @ House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA

SourceCOLD ARMY.com

* For more info on COLD, click on the links below:

COLD ARMY.com

COLD – myspace music

* For more info on VOLBEAT, click on the link below:

VOLBEAT – Official Website

LONG LIVE COLD.

LONG LIVE VOLBEAT.

Stone.

Fools For Rowan – To Share And Rock Hometown Stage With Evanescence

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, gothic metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

LOS ANGELES, CA – On August 17th the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee will host local rockers, Fools For Rowan, and worldwide superstars Evanescence. The 1661 maximum capacity sign will surely be put in jeopardy, at the historic auditorium, as this is Evanescence’s only U.S tour date this year. Fools For Rowan are more than an adequate opening act and are sure to prove to everyone in attendance that they are very capable of being headliners.

Fools For Rowan have most recently been in rotation on Nashville’s independent radio station, Lightning 100, and played the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest earlier this month. Their debut album, Twisted. Tied Up. Tangled as well as their energetic live sets have launched Fools For Rowan on the road to Rock and Roll stardom and has allowed for them to open for artists such as Sick Puppies, Halestorm, Gin Blossoms, Trapt, Adelitas Way and many more.

While Fools For Rowan are teetering with mass U.S appeal, Evanescence are a full fledge musical phenomenon. With over 20 million records sold worldwide and two Grammys to their name; Evanescence is characterized by singer Amy Lee’s masterful melodies and pristine piano.

Fools For Rowan are lead by Erin Mullins‘ soaring vocals, Ryan Harrison Nanney and Rachel Brandsness guitar riffs and the tight battery of Aaron Elliot (bass) and Jordan Cullen (drums). The kinetic quintet continues to tour relentlessly throughout the U.S, winning over audiences and continuing to spread the power of Rock and Roll.

“We’ve been rocking out to Evanescence for years,” the band has said, “So to share the stage with rock heavyweights like them is an honor. It’s better than Christmas!”

(Source: LAFAMOS PR & Branding)

Tickets to the show can be purchased HERE.

Buy Fools For Rowan’s new album oniTunes!

For more information on Fools For Rowan please visit their website at www.FoolsForRowan.com


LONG LIVE FOOLS FOR ROWAN.

LONG LIVE EVANESCENCE.

STONE.

Vans Warped Tour ’11 – 2011 Tour Compilation CD: 50 Songs! 50 Bands! = A Rockin’ Bargain To Jump All Over!

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, alternative rock albums, Hard Rock, hardcore metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Vans Warped Tour ’11 Compilation CD – The annual compilation CD of Vans Warped Tour was released on June 7th, 2011, on SideOneDummy Records. This 2011 Tour Compilation edition is a double CD Digipak that contains 50 songs from 50 bands! The record label world known for it’s stable of Punk Rock bands along with Vans Warped Tour has released what quite possibly may be the greatest bargain in the Rock Music industry once again. For fans of Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Hardcore, Metalcore and Punk Rock, this 2 CD compilation is like a double jolt of Rockin’ lightning, caught in an F’n empty bottle of Guiness.

From PARAMORE  to ELWAY, with A DAY TO REMEMBER in-between, this compilation covers the bands that have recently kept this Vans Warped Tour as a legit leader in the touring Rock festival industry. With the presence of The Devil Wears Prada (Anatomy) and Asking Alexandria (Closure), this compilation is represented fiercely by two young and Extremely Heavy bands that are on the F’n rise.

Rock fans not familiar with the bands affiliated with the ongoing Vans Warped Tour, should benefit immensely from picking up this 2 CD compilation. I picked up my copy new for $5.99 (U.S.) and couldn’t be more satisfied with the overall package of bands and songs. With more Heavy and Extreme bands being added to the bill for Vans Warped Tour in recent years, coupled with the diversity of Alternative, Hardcore and mainstay Punk Rock representation, this is a touring Rock festival that truly knows how to unite Rock genres with one goal in mind: To spread the word of Rock by playing loud, proud and with F’n attitude!

* Pictured on the front CD cover at top of post: PARAMORE performing at the 2008 Vans Warped Tour.

* For more info on the Vans Warped Tour 2011, click the link below:

VANS WARPED TOUR 2011

* For more info on this Vans Warped Tour ’11 Compilation 2 CD:

SIDEONEDUMMY RECORDS

LONG LIVE THE VANS WARPED TOUR.

Stone.

HYPNO5E – Release Live Video From Recent Australian Tour

Posted in alternative metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

French Extreme Metal / Art Rockers HYPNO5E have unveiled a video of live extracts from their recent Australian Tour with Truth Corroded, and The Amenta (Listenable Records) and Ruins on select dates.  The video shows a heavier side of the band, as well as a snippet from a new song.

Check out the band tear up Adelaide, AU: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyIhzkU3t5M&feature=digest_fri,7-99:digest

The band has a Cuban Tour coming up this August with Mumakil (Relapse Records).  Be on the lookout for more HYPNO5E dates to surface in the near future…

(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity)

* For more info on HYPNO5E, click on the links below:

http://www.youtube.com/hypno5e

http://www.myspace.com/hypno5e

HYPNO5E on Facebook

LONG LIVE HYPNO5E.

Stone.

Fair To Midland – “Arrows & Anchors”: In Stores Now! Tour Dates and More Info…

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, modern rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

IT’S HERE. Our new record Arrows & Anchors is available now. We are so excited that after 3 years of writing, recording, wrecking our van, touring the country with Karnivool and Flyleaf, then finding a new label that we are finally reaping the fruits of all of our hard work. But know this… we could not done it without you. You spend your hard earned money on our concert tickets and merch. You tell your friends about us. You call radio stations and request our songs. You are the reason that we keep fighting this hard to keep this train a rolling. So… THANK YOU!

Not heard Arrows & Anchors yet? Try it before you buy it at our AOL SPINNER LISTENING EVENT

THEN go purchase a copy (or four) at:

Band’s Official Merch Page

iTunes ($9.99 w/ 2 bonus tracks)

Best Buy ($9.99)

Hastings (only $8.99)

Amazon – CD  /  MP3

Walmart

We are also taking off tonight for a whole slew of US tour dates. Do not miss it. We will be playing lots of new songs plus some old favorites. It’s going to be a blast. After a week of headline CD release shows we head out west with one of our favorite bands ever… DREDG. Then we will be hitting the road for a full US tour with The Damned Things and Maylene & The Sons of Disaster for the Inked Magazine Music Tour. Then we finish it off with another week of headline dates.

Here’s where the album is charting at iTunes today:

Rock Albums: #4
Overall Albums: #19

HEADLINE CD RELEASE SHOWS

July 12 @ Curtain Club in Dallas, TX

July 13 @ The Marquee in Tulsa, OK

July 15 @ The Machine Shop in Flint, MI

July 16 @ Station 4 in St Paul, MN

July 17 @ Segredo in Madison, WI ***NEW VENUE***

July 18 @ The Wheelhouse in Cedar Falls, IA

SUPPORTING DREDG

July 22 @ Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, OR

July 23 @ El Corazon in Seattle, WA

July 24 @ The Venue in Boise, ID

July 26 @ Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO

July 27 @ Launch Pad in Albuquerque, NM

July 28 @ The Rock in Tucson, AZ ***This is a headline show. Dredg and Trophy Fire will not be playing.***

July 29 @ Nile Theatre in Mesa, AZ

July 30 @ The Lounge at Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, NV

July 31 @ Soma Sidestage in San Diego, CA

August 3 @ SLO Brewing Co. in San Luis Obispo, CA

August 5 @ Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, CA

INKED MAGAZINE MUSIC TOUR w/ The Damned Things and Maylene & the Sons of Disaster

August 12 @ The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA

August 13 @ House of Blues in San Diego, CA

August 14 @ House of Blues in Anaheim, CA

August 16 @ House of Blues in Dallas, TX

August 17 @ House of Blues in Houston, TX

August 19 @ House of Blues in Chicago, IL

August 20 @ Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH

August 21 @ St Andrews Hall in Detroit, MI

August 23 @ House of Blues in Cleveland, OH

August 24 @ The Stone Pone in Asbury Park, NY

August 25 @ Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY

August 26 @ Gramercy in New York City, NY

August 27 @ TLA in Philadelphia, PA

August 29 @ The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC

August 30 @ Revolution in Ft Lauderdale, FL

HEADLINE SHOWS

August 31 @ Firestone Live in Orlando, FL

September 1 @ Handlebar in Pensacola, FL

September 2 @ Zydeco in Birmingham, AL

September 4 @ The Parish at HOB in New Orleans, LA

More shows to be announced soon.

CALL AND REQUEST “MUSICAL CHAIRS” ON YOUR LOCAL ROCK STATION THIS WEEK. LET’S DEMAND THAT THEY START PLAYING NEW MUSIC!

Check out “Musical Chairs” here:  http://youtu.be/VsDJih0yYgk

Join our STREET TEAM

(Source: fair to midland – arrows & anchors official newsletter and eOne Music)

* For more info on Fair To Midland, click on the links below:

http://www.ftmband.com/

http://www.myspace.com/fairtomidland

http://twitter.com/fairtomidland

http://www.facebook.com/ftmband

eOne Metal

eOne Music – facebook

LONG LIVE FAIR TO MIDLAND.

Stone.

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