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THE 69 EYES – Joins The Atomic Fire Records Roster + New Music On The Horizon!

Posted in gothic, gothic metal, Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

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Having been haunting stages all over the world for thirty-three years, goth ‘n’ roll pioneers THE 69 EYES seem to be a truly immortal part of the dark rock/metal scene. Widely known as the Helsinki Vampires, the quintet gained several platinum albums with Blessed Be and Paris Kills and not only reached the #1 spots on the single and album charts in their home country of Finland, but also plunged the world into a sinful cosmos of love, death, and melancholy, outliving any other band emerging from the goth hype of the early 2000s.

By developing their sound further into sleaze rock on Devils (2004) and Angels (2007) and not shying away from pitch black Elvis allusions in singer Jyrki 69’s dark voice and unique onstage dance moves, the band has established a worldwide following. Over the course of over three decades, THE 69 EYES has toured relentlessly throughout Europe, America, Asia, and Australia and released twelve full-length studio albums.

Today, THE 69 EYES announces their signing to Atomic Fire Records (worldwide excluding Finland). Get your vampire teeth sharpened as news songs and tours are in the horizon!

Singer Jyrki 69 comments on this unholy new alliance: “We are back in a full swing! Our paths here in Helsinki crossed with our old A&R guy Gabi Hakanen who was with us when we released our highest selling albums Devils and Angels, so as he heard our new demos, we sort of just continued like right after last time. So, he got us in his label’s studio right away at Vallila Music House (Hanoi Rocks’ Sami Yaffa, Ville Valo & Agents). Simultaneously, we also hooked up with the brand new Atomic Fire Records label which has our classic former Nuclear Blast dream team there, so this ‘new’ and fresh beginning for THE 69 EYES sounds like a dream, really! New big-time rocking music comes out very soon!”

CEO and A&R Markus Wosgien adds, “We are more than happy to welcome our beloved Helsinki Vampires, the most unique and by far coolest gothic band in hell and on earth. We worked together for more than ten years and their four latest studio albums, and will continue now, reunited under the Atomic Fire banner. This feels like coming home to all of us and we are honored to continue our long term relationship.”

Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums



APOLINARA – Release New Single “Shadows And Signs”

Posted in gothic metal, Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 1, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Symphonic gothic metal artist APOLINARA offers the haunting new single “Shadows and Signs”. Raised in Ukraine and now based in the USA, APOLINARA draws inspiration from her travels and delivers a powerful message about facing the endless fight with inner demons.

APOLINARA comments: “I feel nervous but happy to release a new single “Shadows and Signs”. It’s an important first step of taking a listener on a journey to my upcoming debut album that will be released under the same name Shadows and Signs”.

The new release delivers ethereal vocals soaring above heavy driving instrumentation, while intricate orchestral melodies weave among the distorted guitars elevating the sound. “Shadows and Signs” is a tantalising taste of what is to come from APOLINARA.


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Bandcamp –
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Apolinara – lyrics, music, arrangements, lead and back vocals
Alexander Kasiarum – drums
Vyacheslav Khabarov – lead, rhythm and bass guitars
Tatyana Krasavina – cello
Julia Polishchuk – violin
Brien Engel – glass harp (Slowly acoustic version) –
Fabian Morales – growls (PARALYZED SUN, SILENT POETRY)


Source: C Squared Music

CORONATUS – “Cantus Lucidus” Available For Pre-Order On iTunes; Releasing On December 5th, Via Massacre Records

Posted in gothic metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Pre-order Coronatus’ new album “Cantus Lucidus” on iTunes and download the instant grat track “Schnee & Rosen” right away! Click here:



Carmen Lorch – Vocals,

Anny Maleyes – Vocals,

Olivér – Guitars,

Pinu’u Remus – Keys & Orchestra,

Mats Kurth – Drums


Coronatus are an amazingly gifted band from Germany, featuring duo female vocalists and play Symphonic and Gothic Metal.

For more info on Coronatus:

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RAVEN X – “Angel Of The Night” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, gothic metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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RAVEN X – Cleveland Ohio’s RAVEN X is a Metal band that is so loaded with (multi) Extreme and Melodic Metal potency that it’s downright dizzying to my Metal senses!

I’ve chosen the killer cut Angel Of The Night, from RAVEN X as:

Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Angel Of The Night is from the RAVEN X debut album Essence Without Light which was released on March 13th, 2013.

Listen to this ear scalding track below… allow the Gothic Death Metal of RAVEN X to flow through your veins… crank it up… and… Metal be thy name.



all Vocals & Lyrics

all Instruments & Music


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For more info on how to purchase Essence Without Light, click on the link below!

RAVEN X – Debut Album “Essence Without Light” Is Available Now!

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on April 21, 2013.


For more info on RAVEN X, click on the links below! Whoa!

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OUTSHINE – Gothic Metal from Sweden – Releasing New Album “Prelude To Descent” On June 7th & Announce New Tour Dates

Posted in dark metal, gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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OUTSHINE – After 6 appreciated US Tours and the last one in April 2013, with +100 gigs in Scandinavia and the US, airtime in Swedish Radio and various endorsements deals OUTSHINE now release their new album Prelude To Descent with new singer Micke Holm. The album will be out June 7th through Outshine’s own label Dead Tree Music and Soundpollution Distribution in Sweden, Europe and USA.

The addition of a new singer, that has a darker and heavier approach to the OUTSHINE songs and vibe, has taken the band to the next level and the essence of the band and album is really finally coming out. A video for the song “I Was Nothing” can be viewed here:

The new album was recorded by Svein Jensen at Grand Recordings (M.A.N, Transport League, Hide The Knives, Sister Sin, Troublemakers, Outshine), produced by Jimmy Norberg and Svein Jensen and mastered by Göran Finnberg (Meshuggah, The Haunted, Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames).

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“OUTSHINE, with a melancholic and dark approach to their music, is heading in a heavier direction, more straight up and with bulldozer-heavy sound. The band has influences from the gothic metal to melodic rock always with a twist. OUTSHINE´s sound has been recognized as unique and with a “live” feeling. Beautiful and honest, dark and evil, tough and hard…OUTSHINE “Prelude To Descent”.

To support the album release the band will go on their 6th US tour and also hit the road for a number of concerts in Sweden.

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Tour dates:

March 8th – Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden

March 9th – Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden

March 21st – Holy Mountain, Austin, Tx w/ Carbellion

March 22nd – The Rail Club, Ft Worth, Tx w/ Carbellion

March 23rd – The Deadhorse, San Angelo, Tx w/ Carbellion

March 24th – The Trail Bar, Monroe, La w/ Carbellion

March 25th – The Nick, Birmingham, Al w/ Carbellion

March 26th – Melody Inn, Indianapolis, In w/ Carbellion

March 27th – Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, Ia w/ Carbellion

March 28th – Mcauliffe’s Pub, Racine, Wi w/ Carbellion

March 29th – Jd´s. Green Bay, Wi w/ Carbellion

March 30th – Speakeasy, Sheboygan, Wi w/ Carbellion

March 31st – Champs, Sheboygan, Wi w/ Carbellion

April 6th – Backstage Rock Bar, Trollhättan, Sweden

May 3rd –  Strike Rock Bar, Falköping

May 4th – La Bohemia, Lidköping, Sweden

May 4th – Italia, Lidkoping

May 11th – Sticky Fingers, Göteborg, Sweden

May 31st – Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden

June 1st – Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden

June 28th O´Learys, Skövde, Sweden

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Jimmy Norberg – guitars, bass, electronica

Fredrik Kretz – drums

Micke Holm – vocals


(Source: OUTSHINE)

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

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RAVEN X – Debut Album “Essence Without Light” Is Available Now!

Posted in Death Metal, gothic death metal, gothic metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Raven X - Essence Without Light - promo cover

RAVEN X – The Raven X album Essence Without Light is now available!! Essence Without Light was released back on March 13th, 2013. This debut album from Ohio’s Gothic Death Metal duo will no doubt impress Metal fans from both the Melodic and Extreme sides of the Metal aisle! Metal be thy name.

To Purchase via Download:



Buy CD:

The CD contains an 8-page booklet with all lyrics included!

CD artwork was created by artist Maira Pedroni.


Listen to and watch the album trailer for Essence Without Light:

Raven X - Band Pic - 2013 - #1


NŸX – all Vocals & Lyrics

KHÂOS – all Instruments & Music


* RAVEN X was formed in 2006 by guitarist Khâos and vocalist Nÿx.

For more info on RAVEN X, click on the links below!

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SCHWARZER ENGEL – Signs With Massacre Records

Posted in dark metal, gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey


From Massacre Records:

We’re happy to announce the signing of Germany’s Dark Metal band SCHWARZER ENGEL!

The band was formed in 2007 by the vocalist and guitarist Dave Jason. The live line-up includes Jens Lindmaier (guitar), Stefan Grießhammer (guitar), Bert Oeler (bass) and Marcel Woitowicz (drums).

In 2010 they signed with Trisol Music Group and released their debut album “Apokalypse”.

In late 2010 SCHWARZER ENGEL toured with Ahab and The Vision Bleak through Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. The tour was accompanied by the release of the band’s EP “Geister und Dämonen”.

The second album “Träume Einer Nacht” followed in April 2011.

SCHWARZER ENGEL played at several festivals in 2011 and 2012, such as the Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Hexentanz Festival, Castle Storm Festival and Dark Storm Festival.

SCHWARZER ENGEL’s music can be described as modern dark metal with heavy guitar riffs, double bass attacks, catchy melodies and furious, deep vocals – all topped with orchestral arrangements.

The band’s poetic German lyrics are about human failures, impressions of nature, myths and the cruel reality of today’s world.

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Band leader Dave Jason about the signing with Massacre Records:

“I’m happy to announce that SCHWARZER ENGEL has teamed up with Massacre Records! The label has proven that it’s doing a great job in supporting their artists.

Massacre Records is the perfect partner for the release of SCHWARZER ENGEL’s upcoming album as well as the “Schwarze Sonne EP”, which will be the album’s harbringer.”

SCHWARZER ENGEL’s “Schwarze Sonne EP” will be released in late May via Massacre Records, followed by the worldwide release of the band’s third album “In Brennenden Himmeln” in late July!



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For more info on SCHWARZER ENGEL, click on the links below!

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CORONATUS – Writing New Album; Carmen R. Lorch Returns As Soprano Voice

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , on January 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

CORONATUS - band logo - large!

CORONATUS are currently writing new material for their upcoming album!

They plan to enter the studio in May/June 2013.

Carmen R. Lorch will join the band on the upcoming album!

Carmen was the soprano voice of CORONATUS from 2004 until 2010.

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Carmen R. Lorch

The band has released the video clip for the song “Vor Der Schlacht” a couple of months ago. You can watch it on the Massacre Records YouTube channel:

You can get CORONATUS’ releases here:



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

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CORONATUS – “Best Of 2007 – 2011” (Digital Only) Release Is Out Now; Former Soprano Voice, Carmen, Returns For 2013 Album

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , on December 28, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Coronatus - Best Of 2007-2011 - promo cover pic!

Newly released on December 21st, as a digital only releaseCORONATUS (Best Of 2007 – 2011) showcases premier songs of Gothic & Symphonic styles from the back catalog of this terrific German band. The female vocalist duo of Lady Ada Flechtner (Rock/Metal Soprano) and Mareike Makosch (Rock Voice) are unlike anything you’ve heard before; an engaging listen that can cause your jaw to drop. With admirable attention to song structure details and praise-worthy musicianship, CORONATUS is a Metal band I highly recommend!


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As Reported On:


Coronatus currently is working on the next album. We will enter the studio in may/june 2013 and release will be in autumn 2013. We are very glad to announce that our former soprano voice CARMEN, who sang on the first 3 Coronatus albums, will be back for this next record!!



Ada Flechtner – voice

Mareike Makosch – voice

Aria Keramati Noori – guitars

Dirk Baur – bass guitar

Mats Kurth – drums


For more CORONATUS news, as featured on Metal Odyssey during 2012:

CORONATUS ‘Terra Incognita’ – 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Into This Gothic Metal Album

CORONATUS – Announce Digital Compilation “Best Of 2007 – 2011″


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

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CORONATUS – Announce Digital Compilation “Best Of 2007 – 2011”

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

CORONATUS – Germany’s Gothic/Symphonic Metal treasure known as CORONATUS are going to release a digital compilation just in time for Christmas!

Best Of 2007-2011 will feature the best 16 songs out of all of their albums!


The track list looks like this:

01. Fernes Land

02. Dead Man’s Tale

03. Saint Slayer

04. Traumzeit

05. Wolfstanz

06. Tantalos

07. Kristallklares Wasser

08. Blind

09. Exitus

10. Cast My Spell

11. Mein Herz

12. Beauty In Black

13. Silberlicht

14. Scream Of The Butterfly

15. Ich Atme Zeit

16. Hot & Cold

The compilation will be available for a special price on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Musicload and other digital music stores only!

You can already listen to snippets from CORONATUS’ “Best Of 2007-2011” here:

The compilation is going to be released on December 21, 2012 via Massacre Records.



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



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!


Listen to snippets and get your copy here:

The EP is also available at other digital music stores.

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)



Christianna – Vox

Johnny Zero – Guitars

FXF – Bass

Laitsman – Drums

Nid – Guitars



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



EnChanTya – Reveal Debut Album Artwork and Track List

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

EnChanTya’s debut album Dark Rising is going to be released on September 28th! The album was mixed and mastered by Fernando Matias at The Pentagon Audio Manufacturers. Dark Rising, which will be available for a special newcomer price, will feature the following songs:

01. Unwavering Faith

02. No Stars In The Sky (Pre-listening:

03. Night In Whisper

04. Clad In Black

05. Longing For You

06. Your Tattoo

7. She Devil

08. Ocean Drops

09. Dark Rising

10. Winter Dreams

11. Fear Me When You Fall

12. Interlude / Become Of Me

13. Moonlighting The Dreamer

Don’t miss them live at Portugal’s Cameraman Metal Fest next month!(


Rute Fevereiro – Vocals

Nuno Seven – Guitar

MP – Bass

João Paulo Monteiro – Drums

Bruno Prates – Guitar


(Source: Massacre Records)

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

Long Live EnChanTya.


WEDNESDAY 13 ‘Spook And Destroy’ EP Releases October 9th; Spook And Destroy World Tour Begins October 25th!

Posted in gothic metal, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, horror metal, horror punk, metal music, Music, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

WEDNESDAY 13 – Horror Punk, Metal and Hard Rock fans rejoice! The NEW Wednesday 13 EP, Spook And Destroy, will be released on October 9th! Take a horrifying look below at the 8-song track listing! While you’re at it, take a terrifying look at the dates listed below for the Spook And Destroy World Tour Metal be thy name!


SPOOK AND DESTROY – Track Listing:


Halloween 13-13

Bad Things (2012)

Rambo (2012)

Mr. Motherfucker (2012)

Curse Of Me (acoustic)

Bad Things (Suffocation Celebration Remix)

Rambo (Bullets and Bloodshed Remix)



Oct 25, 2012  Brisbane, AUS  The Zoo  BUY TICKETS

Oct 26, 2012  Sydney, AUS  Manning Bar  BUY TICKETS

Oct 27, 2012  Melbourne, AUS  The Espy  BUY TICKETS

Oct 31, 2012  London, UK  Club Koko

Nov 01, 2012  Utrechtm Holland  Tivoli de Helling

Nov 02, 2012  Bochum, Germany  Matrix

Nov 03, 2012  Hamburg, Germany  Logo

Nov 04, 2012  Prague, Czech Rep.  Hoodoo

Nov 06, 2012  Bratislava, Slovakia  Randal

Nov 07, 2012  Vienna, Austria  Szene

Nov 08, 2012  Munich, Germany  Backstage Halle

Nov 09, 2012  Roncade, Italy  New Age Club

Nov 10, 2012  Romagnano Sesia, Italy  R’N’R Arena

Nov 11, 2012  Stuttgart, Germany  Universum

Nov 13, 2012  Wiesbaden, Germany  Schlechthof

Nov 14, 2012  Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg  Kulturfabrik

Nov 15, 2012  Paris, France  Boule Noire

Nov 17, 2012  Moscow, Russia  Milk Club

Nov 18, 2012  St. Petersburg, Russia  Glavclub


For more info on WEDNESDAY 13, click on the links below!



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

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

LACUNA COIL – Back on January 24th, the sixth studio album, Dark Adrenaline, from Italy’s Lacuna Coil was released, via Century Media. This album was also released two days before my birthday, therefore, I did buy it that week as a gift to myself. I’ve enjoyed Dark Adrenaline a great Metal deal; below are 9 Quick & Easy Reasons as to why you should buy this new Lacuna Coil release for yourself. Or… buy it for a friend. A cool friend.

Quick & Easy Reason #1 – This album lyrically is dark, like its title states. The mood is dark. The vibes are dark. LACUNA COIL is at their best when they are… DARK. Plus, dark is… Metal.

Quick & Easy Reason #2 – Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro are once again, as complete a singing duo as there has ever been, in the history of Rock. Period. What would you rather listen to? Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand singing You Don’t Bring Me Flowers? That song would have been cool if not for Streisand, by the way.

Quick & Easy Reason #3 – Back to Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro: Their trading off vocal harmonies and their occasional aggression makes for the straw that stirs this Lacuna Coil drink.

Quick & Easy Reason #4 – Totality of musicianship. Hey, look! Quality musicianship! I couldn’t expect anything less from this band.

Quick & Easy Reason #5 – For an accessibly heavy album, Dark Adrenaline has shown the Metal world, that once again, Lacuna Coil can be both a mainstream and back alley darling of a Metal band; appealing to a cross-section of Heavy Rock genres. Yes, Lacuna Coil is a Metal band with subtle and not so subtle Gothic stylings; they surely can’t be taking Air Supply out on tour with them anytime soon.

Quick & Easy Reason #6 – Dark Adrenaline flows with its melodic ride of hard and heavy songs. It’s a flow that comes across so natural, that once this album ends, it’s practically a let-down that there was no warning it would end. Lacuna Coil didn’t have to go over the edge with being any heavier… if they did, then some weirdo would write they were trying to copy KITTIE. Or… something like that. KITTIE Rocks my brains out and I’m grateful for it, by the way.

Quick & Easy Reason #7 – Lacuna Coil’s cover of Losing My Religion from the legendary R.E.M., for all Metal intents and purposes… steals the whole dark show. Really. Lacuna Coil took this 1991 Alternative Rock classic and made it their Metal own in 2012. I honestly love this cover version so much, the original won’t have the same impact on me that it once did. A double dose of Metal be thy name.

Quick & Easy Reason #8My Spirit. Lacuna Coil wrote and dedicated this song for the late and great Peter Steele. Partially sung in Italian, this song is emotionally moving and simply superb. A rightfully selective way to finish off Dark Adrenaline, it is.

Quick & Easy Reason #9 – Sample if you will, then buy Dark Adrenaline. After you listen to this new Lacuna Coil album from beginning to end, you can come back here and thank Stone for recommending it. If you don’t like this album, well… then, there’s always an Air Supply Greatest Hits for sale somewhere for you.


Cristina Scabbia – Vocals

Andrea Ferro – Vocals

Marco “Maki” Coti-Zelati – Bass

Cristiano “Pizza” Migliore – Guitars

Marco ‘Maus’ Biazzi – Guitars

Cristiano ‘CriZ’ Mozzati – Drums


Dark Adrenaline – Track Listing:

Trip The Darkness

Against You

Kill The Light

Give Me Something More


End Of Time

I Don’t Believe In Tomorrow


The Army Inside

Losing My Religion


My Spirit


For more info on LACUNA COIL, click on the links below!



SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA – To Release Exclusive Digital EP; The Corruption UK Tour – May Tour Dates

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Sarah Jezebel Deva will be releasing a digital-only EP entitled Malediction, which features special appearances by Dani Filth from CRADLE OF FILTH and SOILWORK frontman Björn Strid singing a duet with Sarah on the song “Lies Define Us.”

“Working with Sarah Jezebel Deva was a trip. We definitely found common ground humor wise and musically. The song we did together is still ringing in my head. The atmosphere is fantastic and the melody is haunting. Drop the gothic top hats and get ready for the real deal!” commented Björn.

After spending 14 years in CRADLE OF FILTH as a backing singer, Sarah and Dani join forces once again. The Cradle Of Filth front man shares his enthusiasm for the collaboration, “It was great fun duetting with Sarah Jezebel Deva again, being a new thing for me to try and compliment her voice, rather than the other way round (which generally happened on the Cradle Of Filth material), so being involved in this song was definitely a challenge for me (and not a curse) seeing as I only had a few days to leave my stain on it. Fortunately the tune was strong enough to carry away my first fumbling forays. I think the track itself is really powerful and definitely rings as emotive as the subject matter of the lyrics, (which I attempted to embellish rather than change) honestly thinking to myself that the finished song has come out better than midnight in a Playboy graveyard”

Malediction will be released worldwide on May 28th.

Sarah Jezebel Deva is set to head out on The Corruption UK Tour in May with special guests Apparition. Dates are as follows:

May 16 – Birmingham @ The End

May 17 – Manchester @ Dry Bar

May 18 – Liverpool @ The Lomax

May 19 – Leeds @ The Cockpit

May 20 – Grimsby @ Yardbirds

May 23 – Cardiff @ Bogiez

May 24 – Bristol @ Tunnels

May 25 – Andover @ George

May 26 – Swindon @ The Furnace

May 27 – London @ Nambucca


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info, click on the links below:

SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA – Official Website




VOICES OF DESTINY – To Support On EPICA’s Second Leg Of Their “Requiem For The Indifferent EU Tour 2012”!

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , on April 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Maike Holzmann – vocalist – Voices Of Destiny

VOICES OF DESTINY will support Epica on the second leg of their “Requiem For The Indifferent EU Tour 2012”! Xandria were announced as second support band. Jan of Revealing Dawn is going to play the drums on tour.

Here are all the dates:

10.05.2012 LU Luxembourg City – Den Atelier

11.05.2012 DE München – Backstage Werk

12.05.2012 AT Wien – Szene

13.05.2012 HU Budapest – Club 202

15.05.2012 PL Katowice – Megaclub

16.05.2012 PL Warsaw – Progresja

18.05.2012 CZ Zlin – Masters Of Rock Cafe

19.05.2012 CZ Prague – Kd Vltavska

20.05.2012 DE Berlin – C-Club

* Check out the Voices Of Destiny announcement video below!

Voices Of Destiny – Power Dive was released on January 27th, 2012, on Massacre Records.


(Source: Massacre Records)

For more info on VOICES OF DESTINY, click on the links below:





WEDNESDAY 13 – 2012 U.S. and Europe Tour Dates

Posted in gothic metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

WEDNESDAY 13 – The Hard and Heavy Rockin’ Wednesday 13 will be taking his band to the road starting this June! Both U.S. and European tour dates/venues are listed below. In my humble Metal opinion, the combined Punk, Horror, Gothic and Metal appeal of Wednesday 13 is contagious! Maybe you’ll get a chance to check out one of these shows? Let it be known and leave a comment! Metal be thy name.


06/08/12 – Seattle, WA at Studio Seven

06/09/12 – Portland, OR at Branx

06/13/12 – Hollywood, CA at Whisky A Go-Go

07/06/12 – Indianapolis, IN at Wyndham Indianapolis West – DAYS OF THE DEAD

07/07/12 – Indianapolis, IN at Wyndham Indianapolis West – DAYS OF THE DEAD

07/08/12 – Indianapolis, IN at Wyndham Indianapolis West – DAYS OF THE DEAD

10/31/12 – London, UK at Club Koko

11/01/12 – Utrecht, Holland at Tivoli de Helling

11/02/12 – Bochum, Germany at Matrix

11/03/12 – Hamburg, Germany at Logo

11/04/12 – Prague, Czech Rep. at Hoodoo

11/06/12 – Bratislava, Slovakia at Randal



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DARKSEED – Digital ‘Best Of’ DARKSEED Out In May

Posted in gothic metal, gothic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DARKSEED – A best of DARKSEED has been added to our digital-only series.

The best of, entitled “Astral Darkness Awaits”, will feature 14 tracks including 2 bonus tracks that were only available on the limited edition of the physical version of “Poison Awaits”.

“Astral Darkness Awaits” is going feature songs from the following DARKSEED releases: “Astral Adventures”, “Ultimate Darkness” and “Poison Awaits”.

The complete track listing will be revealed soon.

“Astral Darkness Awaits” will be available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Musicload other
digital music stores only on May 4, 2012!


(Source: Massacre Records)

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TO/DIE/FOR – Signs With Massacre Records; New Album ‘Samsara’ Due Out Summer 2012

Posted in gothic metal, gothic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo Credit: Karen Fader McBride)

It seems like Gothic Metal became the national music for Finland – and among the leading acts you’ll find TO/DIE/FOR.

TO/DIE/FOR was founded in the middle of the 90’s. They soon released some mini-albums on their own and their first album “All Eternity” followed in 1999, released through Spinefarm Records (Finland)/Nuclear Blast (Europe). Soon the band became well-known within the gothic scene, not at last because of the excellent cover version of the 80’s classic “In The Heat Of The Night” (originally by Sandra). A tour with in Flames and Sentenced followed and proved that TO/DIE/FOR is more than an overnight sensation.

When their second album “Epilogue” was released in 2001, the single “Hollow Heart” reached a top position at the Finnish single charts in advance. A tour with Lacrimosa followed, another successful step in the history of this outstanding Gothic Metal act.

After the band focused on the songwriting and took a small break, their third record “Jaded” was released in 2003. Once again a rocking Gothic Metal album, featuring those typical, melancholic and dark vocals of Jape Parätalo, which is one of the trademarks of the band. The fourth studio album “IV” (2005) followed and “Wounds Wide Open”, the fifth studio album, was released in October 2006. In autumn 2007 the band decided to take a break.

After many years of absence one of the pioneering Gothic Rock/Metal bands is back with their new album “Samsara”, which will be released in summer 2012!



Jape TDF – Vocals

Juppe Sutela – Guitar

Antza Talala – Guitar

Eza Viren – Bass

Matti Huopainen – Drums

Juska Salminen – Keyboards


(Source: Massacre Records)

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MY BLACK LIGHT – Releases New Music Video “Inner World” From Debut Album “Human Maze”

Posted in dark metal, gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal songs, heavy metal videos, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on February 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

MY BLACK LIGHT – Italy’s My Black Light saw their debut album, Human Maze, released back on October 28th, 2011, via Massacre Records. One of many fantastic songs from this album, Inner World, is now a music video! Check out below for yourself, the engaging vocals of Monica Primo and the solid as steel musicianship of My Black Light. If you haven’t yet picked up Human Maze and fed it to your Metal starved ears, you’re missing out!


Monica Primo – vocals

Rodolfo Coda Bertetto – keyboards & vocals

Marco Peraldo – bass guitar

Emanuele Rossi – lead guitar

Edoardo Giordani – drums

Monica Primo – Vocals


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My Black Light – facebook



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