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BONFIRE – Sign With AFM Records!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 29, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

After BONFIRE‘s latest studio records “Glörious” (2015) and “Byte The Bullet” (2017) both made it to the Top 50 of the German album chart and more than 160 live shows played in the last two years, AFM Records and BONFIRE decided to strike a new path together!

During the more than 30 year-long history of the band, there were of course several different label partners releasing BONFIRE’s 16 studio records and some were not available at times. So in Autumn of 2017, big parts of BONFIRE’s back catalogue will be made available again before the new album will be released in Spring 2018.
Besides being in the studio to record their next record, BONFIRE will be on tour for the rest of the year!

Find all tour dates below and on www.bonfire.de

BONFIRE are:
Hans Ziller (Git & Back-Voc., founder of BONFIRE)
Alexx Stahl (Lead-Voc)
Ronnie Parkes (Bass & Back-Voc)
Tim Breideband (Drums)
Frank Pané (Git & Back-Voc)

2017 Tour Dates:

08.07. (GER) – Ingolstadt – Bürgerfest-Rathausplatz
15.07. (GER) – Jamboree-Open Air
23.07. (GER) – Regensburg – Piazza Open Air
03.08. (GER) – Günzburg Open Air
12.08. (CH) – Gossau Rock On Open Air
19.08. (GER) – Rhön Rock Open Air
02.09. (PL) – Zgierz – City of Power-Open Air
16.09. (PT) – Lissabon – RCA Club
23.09. (PT) – Coimbra – Festival
30.09. (GER) – Alzey – Oberhaus
02.10. (GER) – Teltow Open Air
07.10. (GER) – Braunschweig – Lokpark
19.10. (GER) – Hamburg – Logo
20.10. (GER) – Mannheim – MS Connexion
21.10. (GER) – Memmingen Kaminwerk
11.11. (GER) – Renchen – COME INN -Charity
16.12. (GER) – Obermachtal – Kreuz
19.12. (GER) – Nürnberg – Hirsch
20.12. (GER) – Oberhausen – Zentrum Altenberg
21.12. (GER) – Augsburg – Spectrum
22.12. (GER) – Ingolstadt – Eventhalle
23.12. (GER) – Burglengenfeld – VAZ

2018 Tour Dates:

03.05. (GER) – Würzburg – Posthalle
04.05. (GER) – Neuss – Partytur-Halle
05.05. (CH) – Aarburg – Musigburg
06.05. (GER) – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik .- Grosser Saal
Juni (AT) Wien Bike & Music-Open Air
20.07. (GER) Burg Greifenstein Open Air
17.11. (GER) Markneukirchen- Framus & Warwick MusicHall

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

LONG LIVE BONFIRE.

Stone.

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ALICE COOPER – New Album “Paranormal” Releases On July 28th!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on June 20, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the facebook of Alice Cooper:

Can’t wait for the new album “PARANORMAL” to come out! I’m excited to unveil the new album’s cover, featuring photos by Rob Fenn. The new single “PARANOIC PERSONALITY” is out on June 9th, and the full album is out July 28th! Paranormal will be released by earMUSIC as a Double CD Digipak, Double LP, a Limited Box Set, and in digital formats!

Preorder Paranormal here – http://amzn.to/2sywXqa

There are 12 tracks that were recorded in Nashville with my long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very special bonus CD — a mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and recorded together with original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith, Michael Bruce, alongside carefully selected live recordings.

Paranormal also features special guest appearances by U2‘s Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons, and Deep Purple‘s Roger Glover.

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LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

Stone.

Old School Metal Records To Release ANTIDOTE: The Rock Years On June 9th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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The album brings together tracks from the band’s late 80’s/early 90’s foray into Hard Rock

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New York City die-hards ANTIDOTE have teamed with Old School Metal Records to unearth an overlooked era in the band’s storied history.

ANTIDOTE: The Rock Years features 12 remastered tracks from the band’s late 80’s/early 90’s foray into Hard Rock. Old School Metal Records will release the album June 9th on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Part of the first wave of American Hardcore, ANTIDOTE released the iconic Thou Shalt Not Kill in 1983, soon after the band first came together in New York City’s lower east side.

After shutting down as a Hardcore band in 1986, ANTIDOTE reunited as a Hard Rock outfit in 1988. Led by guitar player / principal songwriter Robb Nunzio & vocalist / filmmaker Drew Stone, the band was heavily influenced by Guns & Roses, Judas Priest and similar bands of the era. They soon released the Garrett Uhlenbrock (The Ramones) produced album Return 2 Burn on Metropolis Records.

The band was a mainstay on the circuit in New York City at the time including The Limelight, The Cat Club and L’amour with many of its contemporaries including Circus Of Power and Blitzspeer. ANTIDOTE released Viva Los Pendejos in 1991, but folded again for good a year later.

Following a 16 year hiatus, the band reunited in 2008 and is now enjoying a resurgence playing a combination of both styles. A compilation of the best tracks from multiple recordings from the ‘Rock era’ – including Return 2 Burn, We’re Comin Afta You and Road Warrior – have been compiled and remastered for this compilation release.

“Revisiting these tracks many years later was really great and now that they are remastered they sound better than ever” said Guitarist Nunzio.

“I am excited that the best of this era is finally going to see the light of day” said vocalist Drew Stone. “People in Europe have always requested these tracks and it’s nice that they are finally going to get the star treatment.”

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* For more info:

www.facebook.com/antidotenyhc1983

Old School Metal Records

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF ANTIDOTE.

Stone.

DORO PESCH, The Voice Of WARLOCK, Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Legendary “Triumph And Agony” Full-Length; Special US Tour Dates Featuring Guitarist Tommy Bolan Announced

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Released in 1987, Triumph And Agony is the fourth studio album from German Heavy Metal titans WARLOCK. The record was a mammoth success globally with hit singles and MTV’s Headbangers Ball favorites All We Are and Für immer among other now-pinnacle anthems like East Meets West, Metal Tango, Rule The Ruins, and Touch Of Evil. Triumph And Agony stands among Heavy Metal’s true cult classics.

Gushed Decibel Magazine of the zenith offering, “Triumph And Agony contains one glorious anthem after another for the duration of its (too short) forty-minute run time. ‘All We Are’ is the big fist-pumper, their ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ or ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.’ ‘Three Minute Warning’ absolutely scorches, something Accept would have been proud to write. ‘I Rule The Ruins’ lays waste to everything and THEN rules it. ‘Kiss Of Death’ provides the requisite tragic vampire soliloquy, and ‘Make Time For Love’ provides the requisite drama ballad. ‘East Meets West’ taps some serious spine with its love letter to the Land Of The Rising Sun, while ‘Metal Tango’ may be the only, well, metal tango. And then there’s ‘Touch Of Evil,’ which ends with one of the most astonishing vulgar displays of screeching ever recorded.”

And three decades later, the record has lost none of its charm. In honor of its 30th anniversary, this September, WARLOCK vocalist Doro Pesch will, for the first time ever, perform the fist-raising full-length in its entirety on two European festival dates this Summer and a special run of US live performances. Joined by original Triumph And Agony guitarist Tommy Bolan alongside bassist Nick Douglas, drummer Johnny Dee, guitarist Bas Maas and guitarist/keyboardist Luca Princiotta, Pesch will hit Worcester, New York City, Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

“Triumph And Agony was our breakthrough album in America,” issues Pesch, “and it’s still one of my absolute favorites! I’m so excited to play some of these songs for the first time and I’m so much looking forward to play with Tommy again. I’m sure it’s gonna sound great and we’ll put on a killer show.”

Doro Pesch, The Voice Of WARLOCK:

6/08/2017 Sweden Rock – Norje, SE

7/07/2017 Norway Rock Live – Kvinesdal, NO

9/08/2017 Palladium – Worcester, MA [tickets]

9/10/2017 BB King’s – New York, NY [tickets]

9/12/2017 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI [tickets]

9/14/2017 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL [tickets]

9/16/2017 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more DORO:

http://www.facebook.com/DOROOFFICIAL
http://www.twitter.com/DOROOFFICIAL
http://www.YouTube.com/DOROOFFICIAL

 LONG LIVE DORO.

LONG LIVE WARLOCK.

Stone.

Indianapolis’ SACRED LEATHER Sign To Cruz Del Sur Music

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , on May 28, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Cruz Del Sur Music has inked a recording deal with Indianapolis’ SACRED LEATHER for the release of their debut album Ultimate Force. With influences that are surely evident to any Heavy Metal purist, SACRED LEATHER‘s music seems to emerge directly from the early 80s, mixing elegant and nostalgic Hard Rock/Proto Metal with the most belligerent side of the traditional NWOBHM sound. The recording of Ultimate Force will start in early September for an expected February 2018 release.

SACRED LEATHER was created out of necessity, to summon the spirit of the Heavy Metal forefathers into an age mired in apostasies. Make sure to keep an eye out for the legion of leather! In the meantime, check out the band’s 2016 official video for “Prowling Sinner” here:

SACRED LEATHER:

Wrathchild: vocals

The Devil’s Hellion: guitar

The Highway: guitar

Magnus Legrand: bass

Jailhouse: drums

* For more SACRED LEATHER:

www.facebook.com/leathersacredleather/

sacredleather.bandcamp.com/releases

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE SACRED LEATHER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CHRIS CORNELL – Rest In Peace

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 21, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Hearing the news of Chris Cornells’ passing was a shock to my system. After last year’s dreadful losses of musics’ most significant legends, who could ever predict Chris Cornell would leave us in 2017? Not me. My day job supervisor, Mark, told me the news at around 6:30 in the morning this past Thursday. All I can remember is my saying aloud: “no, no, no, no” and feeling like another ruthless blow to the world of music has emerged once again.

I feel very bad for the circumstance that Chris Cornell died from. No one will ever know what his saddened soul and heart were feeling, leading up to his suicide. I also feel sorrow (if not more) for his family that he’s left behind; I cannot imagine their enormous grief. I always say to myself and others, the life of celebrity and fortune is not a guarantee of harmony and control. I always considered (and forever will) that Chris Cornell was the greatest, if not one of the greatest singers of my generation.

Not to sound selfish, only the thought that both Soundgarden and Audioslave are done makes me very sad. Even any future solo work from Chris Cornell is gone. Still, compared to his wife and children losing both a husband and father, there is no comparison to us fans losing only his bands and future musical creations. I express the deepest of condolences to his wife, children and extended family; may they stay strong as ever and never give up hope. I sincerely hope Chris Cornell has now found the peace and happiness he was looking for. May God rest his soul.

Stone.

JORN “Heavy Rock Radio” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on April 24, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Die-hard and casual fans of Jorn Lande know he can sing lights out. I love the vocals and discography from Jorn Lande, both with Masterplan and solo as JORN. Jorn Lande is a world-class singer of Heavy Metal and he has nothing to lose by releasing Heavy Rock Radio, an album of 12 cover songs… or does he? JORN sings very well on songs: Stormbringer, Rainbow In The Dark and Don’t Stop Believing; only the vocals of David Coverdale, Ronnie James Dio and Steve Perry, respectively, made their songs magical and timeless, whereas JORN is better off at being a fan of these three songs.

Certainly, there are slight differences musically with each song on this album, compared to the original song; for me to get into each and every nuance regarding such differences would make me look like I have nothing better to do. Seriously. I’ll try to give you all the scary details about this album; so strap yourself in for I’m not being Mr. fanboy right now.

JORN fails miserably with the cover of the iconic Queen song: Killer Queen. It’s so stale both vocally and musically that if I was producing this album it would have been left off. Hotel California is no better. Sorry, this song should never, ever, ever be covered by nobody. All that JORN did with the Eagles Hotel California is make it into a second-tier, county fair, who cares, (let’s make a) Heavy Metal cover song. The electric guitar brilliance of Eagles legends Don Felder and Joe Walsh on the original Hotel California song is breathtaking to me, especially their extended dual-solo; why JORN messed with this is beyond me.

Above: Jorn Lande

JORN even (gulp) covers I Know There’s Something Going On by (gulp) ABBA member Frida. Oh my God is this song a disaster. WTF!? JORN? What were you thinking, dude? Why pick this song? JORN’s cover of this early 80’s bubble-gum song should not be. I’m not sorry for saying that. It’s that seriously awful. It just sounds like Jorn Lande was not pumped up for this album at all. I won’t even mention the cover of the Black Sabbath classic: Die Young. Forget about it. Not worth our time here.

The two huge highlights on this album are Jorn Lande and his band knocking the Paul Stanley song, Live To Win, right out of the park. JORN also excels with the cover of John Farnham’s song: You’re The Voice. Jorns’ vocals are powerful on these songs, the way it should be. I honestly love these covers of two such inspirational songs and JORN actually gives them both a jolt or two of extra inspiration. Unfortunately, minus the two aforementioned songs, this album as a sum of its parts is absolutely not very good at all and I am shocked as hell by it all. – Stone

LONG LIVE JORN.

Stone.

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