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TOKE – November And December Tour Dates

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 6, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

North Carolina’s Stoner and Doom power trio, TOKE, are ready to embark on a tour of the states, commencing on November 11th in Charlotte. Check out the tour flyer above, to see if TOKE will be in your area!

For more band info: Toke

LONG LIVE TOKE.

STONE.

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HERMAN FRANK “Fight The Fear” – New Studio Album Releases On February 8th, 2019, via AFM Records

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

AFM Records are thrilled to announce the new HERMAN FRANK album Fight The Fear.

Introducing Heavy Metal veteran HERMAN FRANK to the crowd is just meaningless, like carry coals to Newcastle. The guitarist has been an integral part of the German metal scene since the early 80s. From ACCEPT to VICTORY to his solo project starting in 2009 and his work as a producer.

Fight The Fear, releases by AFM Records on February 8th, 2019 and is the fourth studio album of his band’s history.

Fight The Fear thrills with Herman’s guitar attacks, killer riffs and outstanding, powerful vocals with good hook lines and catchy choruses. A Teutonic Metal fireworks as it could not be better!

Track List:
1. Until The End
2. Fear
3. Terror
4. Sinners
5. Hatred
6. Hail & Row
7. Hitman
8. Stay Down
9. Rock You
10. Don’t Cross The Line
11. Are You Ready
12. Wings Of Destiny
13. Waiting For The Night
14. Lost In Heaven

The album will be available as Digipak, clear orange, gatefold 2 Vinyl (ltd. to 250 units) and black 2-gatefold vinyl which is available here: https://shop.afm-records.de/de/herman-frank/

LONG LIVE HERMAN FRANK.

STONE.

AVANTASIA “Moonglow” – Releases On February 1st, 2019

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Here is the official press release of The record label:

The wait is finally over! Tobias Sammet is pleased to announce the release of the upcoming AVANTASIA masterpiece Moonglow on February 1, 2019 through Nuclear Blast. Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time round, Tobias worked not only with well-known faces such as Ronnie Atkins, Jørn Lande, Eric Martin, Geoff Tate, Michael Kiske or Bob Catley but also with new singers like Candice Night, Hansi Kürsch and Mille Petrozza who help to vitalize the new AVANTASIA record. Its cover artwork was created by Alexander Jansson.

Comments Tobias Sammet: “It’s alive! After more than two years of hard work – and what felt like 71 overnight shifts back to back recently – we’re ready to unleash Moonglow upon the universe. I believe it’s the most adorned and detailed album we’ve ever produced. Not over ambitious, but there is a lot of love for detail in there. AVANTASIA is the ultimate playground for a musician’s wildest fantasies to come true: Celtic elements, world music elements, big choirs, atmospheric stuff, amazing guest vocal performances and of course all that wrapped up in what I consider to be the typical AVANTASIA sound. Someone in the music business just told me that the embellished nature of the sound makes it hard to market it, it doesn’t fit in the contemporary musical landscape and “if you take a look around, no one really sounds like that.” – EXACTLY! THANK YOU! I can’t wait to release Moonglow, take my friends of the AVANTASIA family and hit the road for the big Moonglow World Tour.

Moonglow – Track List:

01. Ghost In The Moon
02. Book Of Shallows
03. Moonglow
04. The Raven Child
05. Starlight
06. Invincible
07. Alchemy
08. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
09. Lavender
10. Requiem For A Dream
11. Maniac
Bonus Track:
12. Heart

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For more band info: Avantasia

LONG LIVE AVANTASIA.

STONE.

QUEENSRŸCHE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “THE VERDICT” / BAND ANNOUNCES SPRING HEADLINE U.S. TOUR!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From Queensrÿche facebook:

Bellevue, Washington – October 29, 2018 – Rock icons Queensrÿche have just announced their newest album “The Verdict” out March 1st via Century Media Records. The band’s forthcoming release was produced, mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA. Pre-orders and formats will be announced soon. In the meantime, the band has a Pledge pre-order campaign currently running here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/queensryche2

“I’m extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record,” states Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre about The Verdict. “The relentless dedication and hard work of everyone involved has been very rewarding. I am excited and looking forward to it no longer just belonging to us, but belonging to the world. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!”

Michael “Whip” Wilton (guitar) adds: “The Verdict is the most metal and the most progressive record we have made in a long time. I couldn’t possibly be more excited for everyone to hear this.”

To support The Verdict, Queensrÿche have also announced their spring U.S. headline tour today with special guests Fates Warning. The Cringe will be joining both bands on select dates. The tour will kick off on March 2nd in Orlando, making stops in major markets such as New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles, and will wrap on April 3rd in Seattle. The band recently finished a run supporting SCORPIONS this past September. For more information on upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website here: http://www.queensrycheofficial.com/tour-dates/

The Verdict follows the bands most recent release, Condition Hüman, received rave reviews from outlets such as Loudwire, KNAC, About.com, and more. The 2015 release debuted on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart at #5 with over 14,000 units sold first week and 100,000 albums sold globally to date.

Queensrÿche have secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts in the industry, selling over 30 million albums around the world across in the span of their 30-plus year career. Queensrÿche’s stone cold classic debut full-length, The Warning, and the badass monster sophomore release, Rage for Order, reignited the flames of heavy, progressive, melodic hard rock and metal. With the release of the band’s third album, Operation: Mindcrime, catapulted the band into mainstream success, single-handedly redefining the concept album and charged into the Top 40. A precision collection of near-perfect songs pushed landmark masterpiece Empire to triple platinum.

“Silent Lucidity”, off of the fourth LP, earned the band their second and third Grammy nominations, plus five nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Queensrÿche picked up the Viewer’s Choice Award. Following the massive success of Empire, the band released, Promised Land, which entered the charts at #3 and became another platinum selling record. Adding to their successes, Queensryche have dominated Rock Radio with hits like “Jet City Woman”, “Another Rainy Night (Without You)”, “Real World”, “I AM I”, “Bridge”, and “Sign of the Times”.

Now, with the band’s 16th full-length album on the way, Queensrÿche is looking to continue to dominate the heavy metal scene.

QUEENSRŸCHE – HEADLINE TOUR DATES:

March 02 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live

March 03 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

March 05 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

March 07 – Baltimore – Sound Stage*

March 08 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun^

March 09 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*

March 10 – Worcester, MA – Palladium*

March 12 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

March 13 – Detroit, MI – Diesel

March 14 – Chicago, IL – Concord

March 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

March 16 – Medina, MN – Medina Entertainment Center

March 17 – Davenport, IA – Rhythm City Casino Resort^

March 20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

March 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

March 22 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec

March 23 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey

March 26 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee

March 27 – San Diego – Observatory

March 28 – Los Angeles, CA- Fonda

March 29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

March 30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

April 2 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

April 3 – Seattle, WA – Neptune

*w/ support from The Cringe

^Queensrÿche only

For more info: Queensrÿche

LONG LIVE QUEENSRŸCHE.

LONG LIVE FATES WARNING.

STONE.

POP EVIL – Announces 2019 Tour Dates!

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From POP EVIL facebook:

Starting 2019 with a bang! Come see us live for what will be one of our most memorable headline tours yet, with special guest Don Jamieson, Them Evils, and Savage After Midnight. There will also be a local band contest for each market. Stay tuned for more details! Bandsintown Pre-Sale starts this Wednesday with Password “POPBIT” along with our brand new VIP Package.

Public On-Sale starts Friday
https://popevil.com/

Tour Dates:

1/16 – Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon

1/17 – Denver, CO – Summit Denver

1/18 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion

1/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

1/20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas

1/23 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston

1/25 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage – The Loft – Vinyl

1/26 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground at the Fillmore Charlotte

1/27 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

1/29 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater

1/30 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

1/31 – Portland, ME – Aura

2/01 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury Theater

2/02 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

2/05 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

2/07 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago

2/08 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre

2/09 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall

2/10 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

2/12 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan

2/13 – Fort Smith, AR – Temple Live

2/14 – Springfield, MO – The Complex Springfield

2/15 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman

2/16 – Madison, WI – Majestic Madison

LONG LIVE POP EVIL.

STONE.

FAITHSEDGE – Fourth Studio Album Releases In First Quarter Of 2019!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Shown above: singer Giancarlo Floridia and Jeff Pogan at Costa Mesa studio.

Faithsedge is wrapping up the recording for their fourth album due 1st quarter of 2019

Fronted by singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia vocals were tracked by Jeff Pogan at Costa Mesa recording studios.

The album also marks the return of former Stryper bassist Tim Gaines holding up the rhythm section with Mr. Big / Ace Frehley drummer Matt Starr . Bass tracking was done in Arizona and drum tracking in Los Angeles.

Former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso will be doing all the guitar work for the album along with producing mixing and mastering of the album at The New Cube studios in Italy.

The album is promised to be a return to the melodic sounds of 80’s arena rock, also with a mix of progressive and metal.

For updates and info please check out:

http://faithsedgemusic.com/

LONG LIVE FAITHSEDGE.

STONE.

Australia’s ROAD WARRIOR “Sweating Out the Poison” In New Lyric Video

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

Road Warrior - Power - promo album cover pic - 2018 - #33MO277ILMGN

Australian True Metal brigade ROAD WARRIOR have released a lyric video for “Sweating Out the Poison,” a track from forthcoming Gates of Hell Records debut album Power. Get to sweating at youtu.be/6pDDxuAcREQ

ROAD WARRIOR will release their debut full-length album, Power, on October 12 via Gates Of Hell Records. Featuring eight tracks of “diverse, fist-clenching, manly and classic metal,” Powerwas recorded at Against The Grain Studiosin Adelaide, South Australia with Andy Kite at the helm.

Pre-order Power on CD and Vinyl at: http://tinyurl.com/ycp8hjec

Stream “Don’t Fight Fate” below:

roadwarrior-metal.bandcamp.com/track/dont-fight-fate

Comments bassist/vocalist Denimal Blake: “It is a statement of our intent: To inject ‘Power’ back into a heavy metal scene that has been somewhat bereft of it. Whether if it truly is an objective case or not, that is our summary and the crux of the band. When heavy metal first gained a foothold it was the personification of musical power, a very special time that is finally coming back to strength, regardless of trends, due to its dominance.”

ROAD WARRIOR (who are rounded out by guitarist Overdryve and drummer Villon) are said to have recorded Power with “gusto, the gnashing teeth and thrusting of loins,” meaning, the album’s cuts are leaning heavily on the band’s ’80s influences as well as the proto-metal scene from the latter part of the ’70s. Says Blake: “Our influences are in a blender this time, laced with the flavor of ROAD WARRIOR, METAL CHURCHBLACKKOUT, early IRON MAIDENSAVATAGEJUDAS PRIESTLOUDNESSRIOTTWISTED SISTER and HEXX.”

Accordingly, Blake says the album’s lyrical themes are quite varied: “Sex, sex and more sex, along with a bit of historical conspiracy, power, pre-diluvial civilization and hotter sex.” Tongue-and-cheek aside, Blake and his ROAD WARRIOR bandmates remain steadfast in their conviction to true heavy metal.

“We have an acute awareness of the NWOTHM [NEW WAVE OF TRADITIONAL HEAVY METAL] and know that we stand out in many ways, whether it’s due to influence, locality or pedigree. Either way, I cannot speak for the ears of others, but we are supremely confident the album will live up to the album cover and title and help usher in a new age of classic rock and metal as the trends dissolve.”

For more info on ROAD WARRIOR:

www.facebook.com/RoadWarrior1986

Source:

ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE ROAD WARRIOR.

STONE.

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