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Every Mother’s Nightmare Announce Tour Dates

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Still Grindin’ Tour 2018

Memphis, Tennesse ‘longhaired country boys’ Every Mother’s Nightmare has released the first and second leg of their Still Grindin’ Tour in support of the latest release GRIND.

East Coast – May 1 – May 6
5/1/2018    Revolution Music Hall    Amityville, NY
5/2/2018    Blackthorn 51    Queens, NY
5/3/2018    The Vault    New Bedford, MA
5/4/2018    Little Theater    Springvale, ME
5/5/2018    TBA
5/6/2018    Cancun Cantina    Hanover, MD
5/12/2018  Rockhouse Live Fest (Midtown)   Memphis, TN

West Coast – June 20 – July 7
6/20/2018    BLK Live    Scottsdale, AZ
6/21/2018    Whiskey A Go Go    Hollywood, CA
6/22/2018    Fulton 55    Fresno, CA
7/1/2018      Studio Seven    Seattle, WA
7/6/2018      Liquid Joe’s    Salt Lake City, UT

More dates to be announced

GRIND was released on October 6th, 2017 via HighVolMusic and is receiving high praise and accolades by the media and music industry. In addition to the east and west coast runs, Every Mother’s Nightmare are working on  dates in the south as well as thru Texas before heading over to Europe in November.

EMN is currently working on a new video to be released in time for the May tour. As previously reported, original drummer Jim Phipps returned to the band back in October.

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LONG LIVE EMN.

STONE.

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JOE SATRIANI: BEYOND THE SUPERNOVA Documentary Set to Air on AXS TV – TUESDAY, MARCH 6 AT 10pE/7pP

Posted in classic rock, guitarists, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 28, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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GROUNDBREAKING GUITAR VIRTUOSO JOE SATRIANI CONTEMPLATES THE FUTURE OF HIS CAREER IN THE BROADCAST PREMIERE OF THE 2017 DOCUMENTARY JOE SATRIANI: BEYOND THE SUPERNOVA ON TUESDAY, MARCH 6 AT 10pE/7pP

The Film is Directed by Satriani’s Son, ZZ, and Captures the Rock Legend During the Asian & European Legs of His Acclaimed “Surfing To Shockwave World Tour”

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Los Angeles, CA (February 28, 2018)AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, takes viewers on an unforgettable journey with one of rock’s greatest guitar gurus in the broadcast premiere of the 2017 documentary Joe Satriani: Beyond The Supernova airing on Tuesday, March 6, at 10pE/7pP.

Directed by Satriani’s talented filmmaker son, ZZ Satriani, Beyond The Supernova is a deeply personal introspective that captures the legendary virtuoso at a pivotal point as he contemplates the future of his career, 30 years after the release of his groundbreaking multi-platinum masterpiece Surfing With The Alien. Traveling throughout Asia and Europe on his acclaimed “Surfing To Shockwave World Tour,” Satriani reflects on his legacy and plots his next steps, while performing music from his landmark 15TH studio album, Shockwave Supernova, and giving viewers a unique glimpse into the autobiographical elements of the record and its role in helping him determine the creative direction that he is heading towards. In addition to Satriani, Beyond The Supernova features appearances and performances by former Frank Zappa guitarist Mike Keneally, versatile bassist Bryan Beller, and prolific percussionist Marco Minnemann, as well as special cameos by fellow guitar masterminds Steve Vai and Guthrie Govan. The film received high praise from critics and fans when it was highlighted last October at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Encore broadcasts of Joe Satriani: Beyond The Supernova will air immediately following the premiere on March 6 at 12aE/9pP, and again on Sunday, March 11 at 12pE/9aE.

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* Source: MAD Ink PR

LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

STONE.

STRYPER TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM, “GOD DAMN EVIL,” APRIL 20TH

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From: Nashville Publicity Group:

Friday, February 9, 2018 — Iconic rock band STRYPER will celebrate their 35th anniversary with the upcoming release of their 10th studio album, God Damn Evil, due April 20, 2018 from Frontiers Music SRL. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, the band returns with their most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal sound that earned them a worldwide fan base.

God Damn Evil is available now for pre-order at all major retailers including Amazon and iTunes. Limited edition pre-order offers are also available (see below).

Fans were initially introduced to the new album title and cover art via a social media post on February 5th, which quickly went viral causing a significant amount of conversation from STRYPER fans.

“We thought long and hard about this title,” says Michael in response to thousands of fan comments. “It was actually considered quite a few years ago and it just didn’t feel like the right time. Now, with all the evil in the world that we see around us on a daily basis, it made perfect sense. It’s a very bold statement yet a prayer asking God to damn/condemn evil. Nothing more, nothing less.”

God Damn Evil is the first release since the recent addition of bass player Perry Richardson, who joins original members Michael Sweet (vocals and guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar). Perry is best known as a founding member of the multi-platinum band Firehouse.

STRYPER fans are getting their first look into the upcoming album with today’s release of the epic lyric video for the song, “Take It To The Cross.” View the Lyric video here: https://youtu.be/OWvdLnP8m3I or below:

“’Take It To The Cross’ is our answer to many fans asking us to do something a little heavier and even bordering on thrash,” says Michael. “The verses are heavy with a vocal and lyric delivery that’s bold and relevant yet the chorus kicks in with a fast, thrashy vibe. We brought in Matt Blanchard (Act of Defiance / Shadows Fall) to handle the vocal growl on the choruses and the end vamp. This song is 100% high octane.”

“Take It To The Cross” can be streamed at Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc. Those links available HERE: http://radi.al/GodDamnEvil.

Rocking since 1984, STRYPER is responsible for such classic ’80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, STRYPER is the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990’s, STRYPER returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.

God Damn Evil is the follow-up to STRYPER’s ninth studio album, Fallen (Frontiers Music SRL), which released in 2015 and debuted at the top of the Billboard charts. 2016’s 30th Anniversary To Hell With The Devil Tour saw record crowds and featured the band’s largest sound and lighting production in nearly two decades.

STRYPER will return to the road this year, kicking off the God Damn Evil World Tour at the at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy on April 28th. Tour dates will be posted as confirmed at http://www.stryper.com/Tour/tour.html.

“We all see and hear the darkness that surrounds us in our society but with faith and love, we’ll always have hope,” says Michael. “That’s what STRYPER is all about – powerful music and a message that builds foundations, not walls. We couldn’t be more excited about God Damn Evil as it showcases our undying love for what we do and why we do it.

Track Listing for God Damn Evil:
1. Take It To The Cross
2. Sorry
3. Lost
4. God Damn Evil
5. You Don’t Even Know Me
6. The Valley
7. Sea Of Thieves
8. Beautiful
9. Can’t Live Without Your Love
10. Own Up
11. The Devil Doesn’t Live Here

Pre-order HERE: https://stores.portmerch.com/stryper/

For more information, visit http://www.stryper.com.

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

STONE.

BONFIRE – To Release New Album “Temple Of Lies” On April 13th, via AFM Records!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 7, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

Few German rock acts can look back at as long and successful a career as BONFIRE. Counting their predecessor – a group called Cacumen, which was also founded by Hans Ziller and featured more or less the same line-up – the band has been around since 1972, has operated under its current moniker since 1986 and released more than two dozen albums. During the most successful phase of their career, Bonfire counted – alongside the Scorpions and Accept – among Germany’s three internationally most acclaimed acts, celebrating major success all over Europe and worldwide. Bonfire’s trademarks are and have always been deeply melodic hard rock songs, driven by captivating guitars, grooving rhythms and haunting vocal melodies. All the features that came together so perfectly on their most popular releases Fireworks (1987), Point Blank (1989) and Branded (2011) are present on their current release Temple Of Lies.

Thanks to their new vocalist Alexx Stahl, who joined the fold two years ago, and a first-rate line-up on all instruments, the band’s creativity explodes on Temple Of Lies and is bound to wow a younger generation of rock music fans, too.

“We were extremely lucky to find Alexx,” offers guitarist Hans Ziller in explanation of the group’s current creative and musical high. “He’s a team player who looks after his voice in a totally professional way and treats it like the important tool that it is. He doesn’t smoke and prepares optimally for every show. In addition, Alexx is a really nice guy. Being at the helm of the band, I couldn’t be happier to have him in the band.” Ziller is just as enthusiastic about his rhythm section consisting of bassist Ronnie Parkes and drummer Tim Breideband (“they seem to have reinvented the groove”), and of course guitarist Frank Pané (“one of the most awesome musicians I’ve ever worked with”). Ziller: “With this line-up, we’ll be able to increase the hardness level of our material whenever we feel like it. Numbers such as ‘Temple Of Lies’ and ‘Stand Or Fall’ wouldn’t have been possible with previous line-ups.”

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It’s not only the occasionally tougher pace that impresses on Temple Of Lies (produced by Hans Ziller at the Flatliners Recording Studios in Ingolstadt) from the first to the very last note, but also the album’s diverse high-quality songwriting in general. Driving midtempo tracks (‘Feed The Fire’, ‘On The Wings Of An Angel’, ‘Fly Away’, ‘Crazy Over You’) support the aforementioned uptempo rock numbers and are expertly broken up by the ballad ‘Comin` Home’ and ‘I Help You Hate Me’, which surprises with a reggae groove verse. Temple Of Lies kicks off with the intro ‘In The Beginning’, featuring American voice actor David Michael Williamson (Lord of the Rings). So the fun factor is back in the Bonfire camp, manifesting itself also in the 20-minute bonus track ‘Friedensreich II. – The Return Of The Zünsler Into The T.O.L.’, a humorous sound collage which frequently brings to mind Frank Zappa. The programmatic album title and expressive cover artwork prove that Ziller & Co also live up to their responsibility as socially aware musicians, taking to task “the lies of our world and politicians”. No doubt about it: Temple Of Lies sees Bonfire live up not only to their own history.

“Temple Of Lies” – Tracklisting:

01. In The Beginning
02. Temple Of Lies
03. On The Wings Of An Angel
04. Feed The Fire (Like The Bonfire)
05. Stand Or Fall
06. Comin’ Home
07. I’ll Never Be Loved By You
08. Fly Away
09. I Help You Hate Me
10. Crazy Over You

Bonus Tracks on Digipak:
11. Comin’ Home (Extended Acoustic Version)
12. Friedensreich – Let The Madness Continue (Director’s Cut)

Source:

https://www.afm-records.de/en/

LONG LIVE BONFIRE.

STONE.

NEWMACHINE Checks In From The Studio

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 4, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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New Album ‘Full Circle’

HighVolMusic recording artist NEWMACHINE is wrapping up the recording of their sophomore effort due out late Spring 2018. Final tracks are being recorded and then mixing/mastering begins. The new album titled ‘Full Circle’, is being recorded/engineered by Bo Davis with mixing by Chris Presnell, and mastering still to be determined. “We are looking at a few different mastering engineers, Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, Anthony Focx who also happens to be signed to the same label as we are, and our label is reaching out to Maor Applebaum in L.A.. Maor did the new Snake Eyes Seven record and it is fantastic!” says vocalist Ashton Blake.

‘Full Circle’ will contain 10 tracks of high energy rock. Below is a demo clip from Sonic Recording Studio of the band working on the new track ‘Master of My Fate’.

NEWMACHINE has also finalized their lineup with Ashton Blake (vocals), A.D. Zimmer (bass), Ryche Green (drums), Bo Davis (keys, B3), Steve Cummings (guitar), Lorenzo DelVecchio (guitar).

The band will be performing at 80’s in the Park on February 16th-18th and then again on February 24th with Jefferson Starship at Center For The Arts Of Bonita Springs. A special guest will be on stage with NEWMACHINE for the show on the 24th, details to follow.

For more details on NEWMACHINE visit their new website at www.newmachineband.com.

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LONG LIVE NEW MACHINE.

STONE.

SONS OF APOLLO – February Tour Dates And 2018 Festival Dates

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From Sons Of Apollo facebook:

Sons Of Apollo – 2018 Tour Dates:

Feb 3rd thru 8th – Cruise To The Edge
Feb 9th – Miami, FL – Magic City Casino (Monsters of Rock Cruise Pre Party)
Feb 11th – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Feb 12th – Atlanta, GA – Variety Theater
Feb 13th – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Feb 15th – Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independants
Feb 16th – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Feb 17th – Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory
Feb 18th – Joliet, IL – The Forge

2018 Festival Dates:

June 22nd – Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 23rd – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
June 24th – Milan, Italy – Teatro Degli Arcimbodi
June 30th – Barcelona, Spain – Be Prog My Friend
July 1st – Maidstone, England – Rambling Man Festival
July 14th – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo MetalFest

Aug 3rd – Germany – Wacken
Aug 18th – Warsaw, Poland – Prog In Park II

Sept 22nd – Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Roman Amphitheater
(A Very Special Evening with SONS OF APOLLO & the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony including a COVERS Set!)

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* For more info: Sons Of Apollo

LONG LIVE SONS OF APOLLO.

STONE.

THE GOLDEN GRASS – Psychedelic Retro Rock Power Trio To Release “Absolutely” Full-Length Via Listenable Records This Spring

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Brooklyn, New York’s THE GOLDEN GRASS is free-wheelin’, good-time rock ‘n’ roll band manifesting a soulful mix of heavy-country-funk-boogie and progressive-psychedelic-freakbeat. The group effortlessly draws their influence from a time when rock ruled the world as if they truly are from that “Golden” era. But their gift to us is in The Now, and it is an epic, soulful, and hard-hitting maelstrom of anthemic and tough-swinging aural delights.

Described the UK’s NME of the band accurately, “Straight from the summer of 1970, hell-bent on picking up where Hendrix and co. left off, THE GOLDEN GRASS majestically encapsulates the timeless feel of their ’60’s/’70’s influence.” Nodding to the likes of such American rock legends as The James Gang, The Allman Brothers, and Grand Funk Railroad, the soulful British psych/mod of The Move, The Pretty Things, and The Action, and the heavy umph of Budgie, Blue Cheer and Blackfoot, THE GOLDEN GRASS synthesizes their influences into a seamless, memorable, and high-energy performance. Kerrang hailed the band’s, “sunburst anthems, rainbow brightness, heat-haze psychedelia,” while Classic Rock commended a band that, “grooves away in a manner of The Who via ’60s New York,” adding, “Heavy, Black Sabbathish riffs grow into spacy jams…But it’s their capacity for swinging rock’ n’ roll that gives them serious charm.”

THE GOLDEN GRASS will release their third full-length, titled Absolutely, this Spring via Listenable Records. An eight-track sonic adventure steeped in psychedelic flavored blues riffs, the mind-warping fantasy of early progressive/jazz rock, a pulsating British freakbeat/mod sound, heavy doses of proto-metal power, funk, sou, and a southern rock edge, Absolutely is undoubtedly the band’s strongest, most accomplished offering to date.

Absolutely will see North American release on April 6th via Listenable Records with teaser tracks, preorders, and further info to be announced in the coming weeks.

Absolutely Track Listing:

  1. Catch Your Eye
  2. Show Your Hand
  3. Never You Mind
  4. Runaway
  5. Walk Along
  6. The Spell
  7. Out On The Road
  8. Begging The Question

THE GOLDEN GRASS – Discography:

456thDiv. – Cassette EP

One More Time / Tornado 7″ EP

A Curious Case / The Pilgrim 7″ EP

Realisations 11″ EP

The Golden Grass (Svart Records)

Coming Back Again (Listenable Records)

Absolutely (Listenable Records)

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* For more band/label info:

http://www.facebook.com/thegoldengrass

http://www.twitter.com/TheeGoldenGrass

http://www.thegoldengrass.bandcamp.com

http://www.listenable.net

LONG LIVE THE GOLDEN GRASS.

STONE.

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