Archive for the gothic metal Category

THE 69 EYES – Gotta Rock US Tour Announced – Tickets On Sale This Friday!

Posted in gothic metal, gothic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Marek Sabogal

Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES will return to Western US stages this Spring! The week-long Gotta Rock US Tour will commence on May 5th in Phoenix, Arizona at The Nile Theater and run through May 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sick New World Fest. Support will be provided by Pretty Boy Floyd on select dates. Alongside some classics, fans can expect to hear tracks taken from THE 69 EYES’ long-awaited new album, to be released later this year via Atomic Fire Records. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27th. See all confirmed dates below.

THE 69 EYES w/ Pretty Boy Floyd:

5/05/2023 The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ [tickets]

5/06/2023 The Whisky – Los Angeles, {tickets] *

5/07/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]

5/09/2023 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA [tickets

5/10/2023 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA [tickets]

5/12/2023 The Ranch House – Reno, NV [tickets]

5/13/2023 Sick New World Fest – Las Vegas, NV [tickets] *

* No Pretty Boy Floyd

Recently, THE 69 EYES released the single “Gotta Rock” – a cover from the famous Finnish hard rock band Boycott that released the rock anthem in the late ‘80s. Stream or download THE 69 EYES’ rendition of Boycott’s “Gotta Rock” at THIS LOCATION.

Further info on the new album from THE 69 EYES will follow in the weeks to come. In the meantime, check out the band’s Drive EP HERE.

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


Posted in gothic, gothic metal, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

“Remember To Breathe” is the latest magical offering from LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT. Featuring a duet with SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA and Mustis on piano, the new release delivers an epic and heavy sound, setting the stage for SCHOOLCRAFT to take her solo work to the next level in 2023.

LINDSAY comments: “This one is rather special because it’s the result of community. Community of musicians and community of fans.

The track was originally something I orchestrated that didn’t make a cut a few years back. But I love how on Patreon I can just throw up my lost demos and the community there decides what path I go down next.

I definitely have not been on the heavy train much the past few years, but it was time to change that. The minute I came across this demo I knew it had to be another duet with the one and only Sarah Jezebel Deva and along the way the lovely and talented Mustis lended his piano talents (I’m still over the moon about that). I also couldn’t have done it without the super talented team that came on board.”

Additional Credits:
Guitars and Drums: Fabian Daniel
Bass: Håkon Didriksen
Additional Orchestration: Chris Caouette
Mixing and Mastering: Tyler Williams
Artwork: Effy Gold

Join LINDSAY’s Patreon:

Source: C Squared Music

THE 69 EYES – New Single “Gotta Rock” Now Playing!

Posted in gothic metal, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Marek Sabogal

Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES are unstoppable at the moment and have returned with yet another new song “Gotta Rock” – the first to come off their upcoming, as-yet-untitled new full-length slated to drop in early 2023.

“Gotta Rock” lives up to its name. THE 69 EYES version of the track initially premiered on Vain Elämää, the biggest Finnish TV primetime show, in which you could watch singer Jyrki 69 staying in a castle with seven other artists who performed each other’s songs during their time together. “Gotta Rock” is a cover from the famous Finnish hard rock band Boycott that released the rock anthem in the late ‘80s.

For this remake, THE 69 EYES received some famous help, as Jyrki 69 explains, “The Finnish classic rock band Boycott was one of our favorites in the ‘80s when we [started] THE 69 EYES. Due to the Finnish music TV program that I was recently featured in, we finally had a reason to make our own, more gothic rock sounding cover of Boycott’s ultimate classic smash hit ‘Gotta Rock.’ Die Krupps’ Jürgen Engler helped us to arrange it into this darkened mode!”

Stream or download THE 69 EYES’ rendition of Boycott’s “Gotta Rock” at THIS LOCATION.

Photo by Marek Sabogal

Further info on the new album from THE 69 EYES will follow very soon. In the meantime, you can still get the limited edition Drive EP, cut in the shape of a steering wheel exclusively handcrafted by Night Of The Vinyl Dead, HERE.

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


THE EFFIGY – Releases New Single “One With My Enemy”

Posted in gothic, gothic metal, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Heavy, cinematic gothic artist, THE EFFIGY has released a lyric video for their new single “One With My Enemy”. The single is also out today on all streaming platforms. Portraying a dark and profound narrative of emotional abuse, THE EFFIGY creates dynamic musical arrangements to convey the spiraling torment experienced by the track’s protagonist.

Watch the video:

Influenced by the likes of GARBAGE, JOY DIVISION, EVANESCENCE, and KEANE, and thematically inspired by gothic and folk imagery, along with mythology, THE EFFIGY‘s music is a cinematic array of eclectic styles. Following their previous single “Cindersun”, which draws from Ancient Greek mythology, telling the tale of Icarus and the Sun who are framed as two lovers forever at odds, “One With My Enemy” exhibits another side to their music. Fusing delicate piano melodies, with heavy guitars and synths evoking a nod to the early noughties, a gothic through-line underpins the track. THE EFFIGY‘s vocals deliver both a soft intimate tone and powerful soaring lyrics that aptly reflect the intensifying mood of the song.

“One With My Enemy” once again showcases THE EFFIGY’s flair for catchy hooks and impressive compositions. The single conducts a compelling journey that gradually builds as the narrative progresses. Become enamored with THE EFFIGY’s striking sound.

Effy Gold – Lyrics, Vocals, Composition

Andrew Noe – Guitars, Production, Mixing
Francesco Petrel – Mastering


Source: C Squared Music

THE 69 EYES – Helsinki Vampires Unleash Dark New Summer Single “Call Me Snake” – Preorders For “Drive” Limited Vinyl EP Now Available

Posted in gothic metal, gothic metal bands, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

After twelve studio albums and several #1 chart positions in Finland, THE 69 EYES have no plans of slowing down. The band recently announced a massive European Fall tour from October through December 2022 and are also working on a new full-length studio release that will see the light of day in early 2023. In the meantime, the Helsinki Vampires allow no rest for the wicked and have unleashed a brand new single: “Call Me Snake.” It’s a dark summer hit, mixing an ‘80s gothic vibe with hard rocking guitars. Imagine The Stooges meeting early Ministry and ‘90s horror movies, and a track that shines through its simplicity yet still offers crazy twists around every corner.

“It’s 1997 in John Carpenter’s Escape From New York sci-fi classic and Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken saves the world,” comments vocalist Jyrki 69. “These are the thematic elements for ‘Call Me Snake’ and the world will be saved again!”

Stream or download “Call Me Snake” at THIS LOCATION

And for those who enjoyed the band’s previously released single “Drive,” THE 69 EYES have a special surprise up their sleeve: On September 16th, they will release a limited edition vinyl EP featuring the three brand-new tracks of this year plus one bonus live song.

Drive Track Listing:

  1. Drive
  2. Call Me Snake
  3. California
  4. Two Horns Up (Live) * available on vinyl only, not digitally

You can preorder the vinyl EP HERE. View the band’s video for “Drive” HERE

Additionally, THE 69 EYES recently announced tours in Europe in November and December 2022, with industrial pioneers Ministry and horror rockers Wednesday 13. Stay up to date with the band’s upcoming live dates including a variety of Summer festivals, HERE.

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


SEVENTH STORM – Reveals New Video Single For “Haunted Sea” – “Maledictus” Full-Length Nears Release Via Atomic Fire Records

Posted in gothic metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Diogo Branco

Can you hear the roaring sea? Hitting the shores on August 12th via Atomic Fire Records is SEVENTH STORM’s debut studio album, Maledictus, which fuses melancholic gothic metal with harsh hard rock. In advance of the record’s official unveiling, today the band reveals second single, “Haunted Sea,” a soaring track that serves as the beginning of a dramatic journey into the unknown.

Comments drummer Mike Gaspar, “‘Haunted Sea’ takes us on a voyage through the treacherous waters. Overcoming the dangers and fears of this life. There’s no other way out but to fight through the waves to reach dry land. Finding love and peace for all. This song was the first to be written as a band. The strength and unity is what we bring to life in this epic story! We, SEVENTH STORM, salute all and invite you to discover this dark treasure. Hail to the winds and waters that fill our souls. There is no turning back!”

Take a deep dive into the “Haunted Sea” with the band’s new music video at THIS LOCATION.

If you missed it, watch SEVENTH STORM’s previously released video for “Saudade” at THIS LOCATION. Find the Portuguese version of the track HERE.

Maledictus will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. Find preordering options at THIS LOCATION.

With influences ranging from Bathory via Samael, Tiamat, Paradise Lost, Fields Of The Nephilim, Cradle Of Filth, and Dead Can Dance to even Van Halen or Mötley Crüe, SEVENTH STORM is only just embarking on a journey across the wild and wondrous waters of heavy metal history. And while not a concept album, Maledictus – graced by an atmospheric painting from Victor Costa – is tied together by a strong sense of pain and anger, paired with a flickering hope of forgiveness for our lives.

Mike Gaspar – drums
Rez – vocals
Ben Stockwell – lead guitar
Josh Riot – guitar
Butch Cid – bass guitar



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

(Photo by Marek Sabogal)

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.


Website –

Bandcamp –
Patreon –

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

Coronatus - Cantus Lucidus - promo album cover flyer - itunes - #201411

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:

Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014






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

Raven X - band promo pic - 2012 - #3

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


Raven X - Essence Without Light - promo cover

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!

facebook: Raven X

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small




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

Outshine - Prelude To Descent - promo cover pic!

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).

Outshine - band pic - promo banner - 2013 - new album

“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.

Outshine - promo band pic - small block

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

OUTSHINE - band promo pic - 2013 - large - B&W


Jimmy Norberg – guitars, bass, electronica

Fredrik Kretz – drums

Micke Holm – vocals


(Source: OUTSHINE)

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

facebook: Outshine Sweden

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small



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!

facebook: Raven X

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small




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.

SCHWARZER ENGEL - promo pic - #1 - 2013

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!



Massacre Records - large logo! Red:black:white

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

facebook: Schwarzer Engel

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small



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.

Carmen R. Lorch - Coronatus - publicity pic - 2013

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:



Massacre Records - large logo! Red:black:white

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

facebook: Coronatus

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small



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!


Carmen - Coronatus -publicity pic - 2012


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!

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small



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!



%d bloggers like this: