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NEAR DUSK – Releases New Single ‘The Way It Goes’

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Near Dusk, the hard riffin’ mile high stoner rock, psychedelia and heavy blues drenched band, return with a brand-new single, The Way It Goes’, which is out now on all digital platforms via Iron Head Records / Golden Robot Records.

‘The Way It Goes’ is the first single lifted from Near Dusk’s forthcoming sophomore record and crosses all borders of modern rock ‘n’ roll. With woody riffs throughout, this track is about someone who’s destined to let you down every time.

Stream/buy ‘The Way It Goes’ HERE

ABOUT NEAR DUSK:

Laden with heavy woody riffs, slow driving tempos, and plenty of fuzz to go around, Near Dusk is fronted by guitarist and vocalist Matthew Orloff, low end soldier Kellen McInerney, and rhythm heathen Jon Orlof. The band maintains an original style while crossing all boundaries of classic stoner Rock.

https://www.facebook.com/Nearduskband
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Source: Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE NEAR DUSK.

ONSLAUGHT – TO BE INDUCTED INTO METAL HALL OF FAME AT MARYLAND DEATHFEST 2022!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Clifton, NJ, May 2022 – British Thrash Metal pioneers Onslaught will be Inducted into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame, during their on-stage performance at Maryland Deathfest, May 28, 2022.

Now celebrating their 40th year, U.K Thrash legends Onslaught are one of the most ferocious, explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80’s (Power From Hell / The Force / In Search of Sanity) the band marked its path to become a major influence for many metal generations to follow.

Since reforming in 2005 the band have performed countless shows in no less than 70 different countries across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the metal scene today. Onslaught also have the enviable kudos of being the first International thrash band to perform in Vietnam and Lebanon respectively.

5 critically acclaimed albums were released between 2007 & 2015 – Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI / Live at the Slaughterhouse – with millions of streams between them. Onslaught have taken their sound to a whole new level of brutality with the release of the latest opus Generation Antichrist in August 2020. The album charted successfully in the USA, the UK, Europe and Asia.

Produced by Grammy award winning Engineer Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah / In Flames / Behemoth) Generation Antichrist gathered huge international acclaim, with many renowned rock and metal pundits declaring it the album of the year.

“We are excited to Induct British thrash metal pioneers Onslaught into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame during their performance on stage at Maryland Deathfest,” says Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “Thrash Metal is a crucial part of the entire spectrum of Heavy Metal, and also a huge foundation for the Metal Hall of Fame. We are very proud to have Onslaught represent this genre that we all love so much.”

About the Metal Hall of Fame
The Metal Hall of Fame is a volunteer non-profit organization that enshrines forever, those Legendary musicians, artists, and music industry executives who are responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Gala every January.

The Metal Hall of Fame is a Volunteer Organization, and part of the 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). Numerous Celebrities, Law Enforcement Agencies, Sports Stars, Doctors, School Systems, and Veterans Hospitals join with D.A.D. to bring music programs to help special needs children and wounded veterans in community centers and health facilities throughout the United States. 100% of the profits from all D.A.D. and Metal Hall of Fame events are dedicated to this great cause.

The Metal Hall of Fame Voting Process is derived by fans of all genres of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, along with the Metal Hall of Fame voting committee. Fans cast their vote all year round for their favorite artists, bands, producers, and industry executives via the Metal Hall of Fame website at www.metalhalloffame.org.

Source: AFM Records

LONG LIVE ONSLAUGHT.

LONG LIVE THE METAL HALL OF FAME.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – New Studio Album “Afterlife” Releases On August 19th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From FFDP newsletter:

AFTERLIFE was hands down our favorite record to make. It is our ninth album so at this point, we have legions of loyal fans, and our signature sound is more than established. It became its own island, our ground zero we operate from and we can always come back to. So when we started this record, there was an excitement of impending musical adventures, we knew we could step away as far as we wanted to, there was a freedom of truly “anything goes.”

This resulted in an album that is way more diverse than our previous ones, while it feels more unified, because there is a framework of overarching stories in Ivan’s lyrics and interconnecting musical motifs between songs. It was not planned in as a concept album, but we were so hyper-focused on painting a complete picture, it somehow feels like one…

We are very proud of it and are just as impatient as the fans waiting for the release, can’t wait to share it.

LONG LIVE FFDP.

Post. Festival 2022 Announced

Posted in Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on May 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Post. Festival is back with a grander scope and eyes set on establishing the finest assemblage of niche rock artists to take place on American soil. Following the examples set by like-minded European events, the Post. Festival is as much about community and respect and support as it is about music and culture. It is a celebration both for fans and artists, an opportunity to come together and revel in a scene that has built itself from within to the point of global presence, without the aid of commercial status.

Some of the most exceptional and creative musicians work within the realms of “post”-adjacent genres, and it is this festival’s goal to bring as many of them as possible together for one weekend to give them the opportunity to show out and share their work with a wildly dedicated fan base.

This year’s line-up includes: BORIS, PELICAN, NOTHING, PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH, JUNIUS, ARMS AND SLEEPERS, COASTLANDS, I HEAR SIRENS, FACS, GLASSING, PILLARS, FRAYLE, COLIN PHILS, GLACIER, BRAVE ARROWS, BLACK FLAK AND THE NIGHTMARE FIGHTERS, & ONUS.

Post. Festival Day 1 will begin at 5pm on Friday, September 9, and Day 2 will begin at 3pm on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Post. Festival 2022 is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices, Indiana City Brewery, Stranger Attractions Presents, Jenkins-Martin Drum Company, Indy CD & Vinyl, Futuro, Grumps Slice Shop, Heavy Blog Is Heavy, A Thousand Arms, Luxinvictus, Black Circle Music Bar, Young Epoch, Where Post Rock Dwells, Just Pop In, The Vogue, 1979 & Co., and The Alley Cat.

Ticket Link: https://thevogue.com/events/post-festival-2022-september-9-2022

Social Media:
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_post_festival/

Source: C Squared Music

Finnish Metal Newcomer BLACKMENT Criticizes The Decision Of An Easy Path With Their New Single “Maw of the Dread”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on April 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Picture: Joona Laitinen

Blackment was founded 2014 in Hyvinkää and they are ready to release their debut album Plains of Oblivion on September 9th this year. As a sample from their upcoming album, they now present their strong new single, Maw of the Dread. Previously the band has released couple of small releases that gave a glimpse of the band’s sound that combines catchy melodies, striking riffs and a tight rhythm base, atmospheric synths, and a distinctive versatile vocal approach. The same elements are also present in the new single.

“Maw of the Dread is an energetic and heavy song that starts like a thunder”guitarist Allan Välimaa explains.”We’ve played this track on our rehearsal room since summer 2016 so this is one of our oldest tracks on the album. The structure of the song is still pretty much the same as back then, except for a couple of changes along the way.”

The vocals lead the listener through a heavy, somber, emotional, and melodic atmosphere. Lyrical theme has a twist of horror that deals with the subject of taking the easy way, in some sense with a hint of satire.

“It’s about people trying to manage things taking the easy way, usually with someone else’s expense. Writing lyrics is kind of a way to cheer myself up and most of the subjects has been created by my own challenges and mistakes in life. So basically, it’s also me looking myself in the mirror, even to this day” Allan Välimaa tells.

Watch the music video ”Maw of the Dread” from here: https://youtu.be/luMVpCZTowc

Blackment:
Sami Vuorenheimo – Vocals
Saalas Ruokangas – Guitar & Backing vocals
Allan Välimaa – Guitar
Väinö Huhtanen – Bass & Backing vocals
Sebastian Nyandoto – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Akseli Aalto – Drums

Maw of the Dread Music by Allan Välimaa
Lyrics by Allan Välimaa & Sami Vuorenheimo

Mixing & recording engineer: Harri Petjakko
Mastering engineer: Mika Jussila

Listen to the EP:
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3vsB2Q0
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3y1HtLw
Bandcamp: https://blackment.bandcamp.com/

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RIVERS OF NIHIL – To Kick Off US Headlining Tour With Fallujah, Alluvial, And Warforged Next Week

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Vince Edwards)

RIVERS OF NIHIL will kick off the US leg of their Terrestria World Tour next week with support provided by Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged. The journey, which begins May 6th in Brooklyn, New York and runs through June 12th in Greenville, South Carolina, includes a special show supporting Hypocrisy in Austin, Texas as well as appearances by The Zenith Passage and Burial In The Sky on select dates. Tickets are on sale NOW. See all confirmed dates below.

In related news, RIVERS OF NIHIL recently amicably parted ways with guitarist Jonathan Topore. Andy Thomas from Black Crown Initiate, who provided guest vocals on 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name full-length, will join the band on the upcoming tour.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Fallujah, Alluvial, Warforged:
5/06/2022 The Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
5/07/2022 Jewel – Manchester, NH
5/08/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/10/2022 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
5/11/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
5/12/2022 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
5/13/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
5/14/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
5/15/2022 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/17/2022 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
5/18/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/19/2022 Amplified – Dallas, TX
5/20/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX w/ Hypocrisy
5/21/2022 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
5/22/2022 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
5/23/2022 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV

RIVERS OF NIHIL, Fallujah only:
5/24/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/25/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/26/2022 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/27/2022 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/28/2022 Star Theater – Portland, OR
5/29/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/31/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/01/2022 Bluebird – Denver, CO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/02/2022 BLVD – Kansas City. MO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/03/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Burial In The Sky
6/04/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Burial In The Sky
6/05/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Burial In The Sky

RIVERS OF NIHIL only:
6/10/2022 Richmond Music Hall – Richmond, VA
6/11/2022 Aura Fest – Savannah, GA
6/12/2022 Radio Room – Greenville, SC

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their newest full-length, The Work, released last Fall on Metal Blade Records. RIVERS OF NIHIL has never fit neatly into a box, but with 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name, they transcended all labels applied to them. Returning in 2021 with The Work, they’ve forged further into new territory, delivering an album that’s as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own. Inarguably a dense, heavy collection, The Work is far too dynamic to be considered a solely metal record and there is a genuine warmth that shows through, particularly tracks like “Wait” and the gorgeous “Maybe One Day.”

Additionally, the band has incorporated far more clean vocals alongside the screaming that tears through many of the record’s heavier tracks. Courtesy of their friend Zach Strouse, saxophone once again adds extra layers of atmosphere to the collection, utilizing baritone, soprano, and alto saxes to great effect.

Preview and purchase The Work at metalblade.com/riversofnihil.

The band recently released a mini-documentary that offers a look into the creative process and recording of The Work, directed by Mike Trueheart. Follow the band’s creative process around Reading, Pennsylvania with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland on YouTube HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE RIVERS OF NIHIL.

MINISTRY, MELVINS And CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – LIVE Music Videos & Photo Gallery From Madison Theater In Covington Kentucky, March 5th, 2022

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Ministry Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky – March 5, 2022
Corrosion Of Conformity Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky, March 5, 2022.

Back on March 5th, my good buddy Troy and I took a trek down to Covington Kentucky to see Ministry, Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity at the historic Madison Theater. It was a stupendous evening of Metal and Hard Rock! We even had very nice Spring weather happening on this night with (gasp) no rain!

On a relevant side note: Back in February, I was diagnosed (by my surgeon) with severe arthritis and some bone-on-bone with my left knee. Yes, it’s extremely painful at times. I now walk with a cane, therefore, the balcony at Madison Theater proved to be not only spacious with comfortable seating it also gave myself and Troy a wide open view of the stage.

Ministry brought their Industrial Metal to Covington Kentucky and word has it there were earth tremors in the area while they were on stage. Okay, I exaggerated a touch. Al Jourgensen was enormous with his vocals and fronted his band as the true legend he is. Ministry had steel fencing around their stage, with a wicked light show. Their backdrop was loaded with changing photos that are relevant to the music; plus past band members that are now (sadly) deceased were commemorated in photos as well. Much respect.

Melvins were simply stunning! Melvins played their eclectic mix of music and I was amazed by their performance! Going in, I was agog thinking about seeing the Melvins. Hard Rock, Sludge, Metal and a slice of alternative was all thrown into the Melvins set. Long drum solos and flat-out jamming was highlighted as well. I wanna see Melvins 500 more times or more. Buzz Osborne for President, please.

I didn’t take a video of the Melvins due to my jaw being on the floor. Seriously though, I was like a kid in a Hot Wheels store watching this renowned band and now I crave having a video moment of them. As a remote tree hermit once told me: “son, there will be times when you just fuck up”. Onwards to the night’s opener Corrosion Of Conformity.

Corrosion Of Conformity were already 2 songs into their set when Troy and I entered Madison Theater. We bought some beers and made our way up to the balcony as quick as two 50 year olds with sore bones could. We both were happy to finally sit our asses down with cold brews while semi head banging to the thunder of COC. To have an opportunity to see these three bands together in one night was yet another Metal dream come true for me. Each band represents a different branch from the Metal family tree; yet each of these three bands were a genuine compliment to each other. Good times. Enormous memories. Metal be thy name. – Stone

A kinda relevant side story: Troy and I went to the White Castle drive-thru in Cincinnati, on the way home. We were hankering for sliders and cold pop after the show. Troy drove and I appreciate his doing so. I had to work the next day; thus I couldn’t go nuts on the beer. Old Metalheads like us (laughing) have learned our lessons the hard way.

LONG LIVE MINISTRY, MELVINS And COC.

THE MELVINS Announce “THE ELECTRIC ROACH TOUR” U.S. Tour Kicks Off June 15 – HELMS ALEE Supports

Posted in Hard Rock, live rock music, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

April, 2022, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins, who are wrapping up a sold out tour with Ministry, return to the road this Summer for a headlining trek dubbed “The Electric Roach Tour,” the hard-working band’s first headlining run since 2019.

“It’s nice to be able to tour!! We were wondering if it would even be possible again,” says Osborne of the outing. “It’s been years since we played these places. The amazing Ministry tour was a warmup for this!”

Tickets for the six-week tour are on-sale now. Helms Alee and Harsh Mellow open on all dates.

“The Electric Roach Tour” dates:

June 15 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
June 16 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
June 18 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
June 21 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
June 22 Birmingham, AL Saturn
June 23 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
June 24 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
June 25 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
June 27 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
June 28 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall
June 29 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theatre
July 1 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center
July 2 Huntington, WV The Loud
July 3 Detroit, MI El Club
July 5 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 6 Davenport, IA Racoon Motel
July 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
July 8 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s
July 9 Fargo, ND The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company
July 10 Sioux Falls, SD Icon Lounge
July 12 Salt Lake City, UT The Metro Music Hall
July 14 Bozeman, MT The ELM
July 15 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
July 16 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
July 17 Eugene, OR Sessions Music Hall
July 19 Roseville, CA Goldfield Trading Post
July 20 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone Berkeley

Photo credit: Mackie Osborne

The Melvins released two albums in 2021: Working With God, a newly recorded album featuring the band’s 1983 iteration (Osborne, Dale Crover and original drummer Mike Dillard), as well as the a 36-song acoustic collection, Five Legged Dog, which features a career-spanning collection of songs, from 1987’s Gluey Porch Treatments to 2017’s A Walk With Love & Death.

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Source: Speakeasy Public Relations & Marketing

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

SINNER – “Brotherhood” Full-Length To See Release July 15th Via Atomic Fire Records – Artwork, Track Listing And Guest Appearances Revealed!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Dominic Pencz)

German hard rock quartet and recent Atomic Fire Records signees SINNER have unveiled the artwork of their forthcoming studio album, Brotherhood, scheduled for release on July 15th, via Atomic Fire Records.

Notes vocalist/bassist Mat Sinner of the record’s title, “This band is held together by a tight friendship. Without this friendship, SINNER simply would not exist. We belong together and this album is meant to express that.”

Today, the group has also released the record’s track listing.

Brotherhood Track Listing:

  1. Bulletproof
  2. We Came To Rock
  3. Reach Out
  4. Brotherhood
  5. Refuse To Surrender
  6. The Last Generation
  7. Gravity
  8. The Man They Couldn’t Hang
  9. The Rocker Rides Away
  10. My Scars
  11. 40 Days 40 Nights
  12. When You Were Young (The Killers Cover) **
    ** Bonus Track (physical only)

Brotherhood was produced by Mat Sinner, co-produced by guitarist Tom Naumann, and recorded by Basi Roeder at Backyard Studios as well as Mitch Kunz at Apollo 13 Audio. Jacob Hansen mixed and mastered it at Hansen Studios, Denmark. Artwork was completed by 123RF GmbH / W. Cliff Knese (Terrafolio). Additionally, a variety of special guests will appear on SINNER‘s Brotherhood contributing different roles to this milestone in the band’s eventful career.

Brotherhood Special Guests:
Dave Ingram
Erik Martensson
Giorgia Colleluori
Lisa Müller
Mark Basile
Neil Witchard
Oliver Palotai
Ralf Scheepers
Ronnie Romero
Sascha Krebs
Stef E.
Tom Englund

SINNER’s first single, “Bulletproof,” as well as preorders, will be launched on Friday, May 6th. Be ready!

SINNER:
Mat Sinner – vocals, bass
Tom Naumann – guitars
Alex Scholpp – guitars
Markus Kullmann – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.matsinner.com

http://www.facebook.com/atomicfirerecords

LONG LIVE SINNER.

Finnish Melodic Metal Band DREAMFERNO Releases New Touching Single

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on April 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band pic by: Antti Karppinen

Dreamferno‘s new song is a reverence to songwriters’ close relative who passed away after a long struggle with terminal illness. Hagne is all about purity and virtue. One can only hope that everyone has at least one person in their life, who passes on the idea of good morals and kindness for the next generation.

The song starts off with a beautiful Disney -style intro wich transforms into a vibrant symphonic rock interpretation accompanied with vocals by Enni Rautiainen and Samuli Rimmi. Krzysztof Dobosiewicz is responsible for the exquisite arranging of the orchestrations. Composing and lyrics are from the pen of Samuli.

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3EyiksO
Youtube: https://youtu.be/j7GlkE7bZAU
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3v09oJE
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3uZxQLm

Dreamferno is:

Vocals: Enni Rautiainen & Samuli Rimmi
Guitar & Keyboards: Samuli Rimmi
Orchestrations: Krzysztof Dobosiewicz
Guitar: Tuomas Uuksulainen
Bass: Juha Pärnänen
Drums: Teemu Karppinen

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LONG LIVE DREAMFERNO.

DARSOMBRA To Celebrate 4/20 With “Call The Doctor” Video Premiere At 4:20 Worldwide – “Call The Doctor/Nightgarden” Cassette To See Release For Band’s Five-Week Spring Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, music videos, news, prog rock with tags , , , , , , , on April 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Save the link for DARSOMBRA’s 4/20 4:20 video premiere HERE.

Baltimore, Maryland psyche/prog duo DARSOMBRA will premiere the outlandishly otherworldly official video for “Call The Doctor” this Wednesday in celebration of 4/20.

Just in from the band: “DARSOMBRA’s new official music video to ‘Call The Doctor’ will be streaming LIVE in YOUR time zone on April 20th, 2022, at 4:20pm no matter where in the world you are!

Tune in to youtube.com/darsombra (direct link to livestream: https://youtu.be/zMce0VITr9c) to catch the brand new video (a meditation on the Earth origins of every science-fiction/fantasy narrative, and lovingly described as Star-Trek-meets-David-Attenborough), which will be playing on a loop at 20 minutes after the hour, every hour, on April 20th, from 12:20am EDT (UTC-4) through 11:20pm EDT

In other words, from 4:20pm at the International Date Line (UTC-12) to 4:20pm Kamchatka time (UTC +12)! Tell all your friends in Siberia! (and Belize! and Poland! and Micronesia! and Zimbabwe! and Secaucus!). It’ll be 4/20 all over the world… Happy 4/20!”

Having just performed at Grim Reefer Fest in their hometown with Heavy Temple, Cavern, Grave Bathers, Haze Mage, and more, DARSOMBRA’s five-week Spring tour also begins this week. Launching this Saturday, April 23rd, the band will cruise westward across the country and into Mexico through May 29th, with random roadside pop-up shows to be expected along the way. Follow the band’s social media points below for by-the-minute updates for these special, sporadic events.

The Call The Doctor/Nightgarden cassette maxi-single will also be in just in time for the tour, available in Gold, Silver, White, Blue, and Red versions. Catch the tape first at the band’s merch table on the tour dates, and then at their webshop post-tour after May 31st.

DARSOMBRA released the two-song Call The Doctor/Nightgarden EP in April 2021 as a bridge between their 2019-issued Transmission LP and its successor, a massive double-album, which is currently being completed. Watch for updates on the new record to post this Summer.

DARSOMBRA Tour Dates:
4/23/2022 Black Forge II – McKees Rocks, PA
4/24/2022 Northside Tavern – Cincinnati, OH
4/25/2022 The I Fell – Bloomington, IN
4/26/2022 Lindberg’s – Springfield, MO
4/27/2022 Aces Of 8 – Oklahoma City, OK
4/29/2022 Cirque Du So Gay – Santa Fe, NM
4/30/2022 Guild Cinema – Albuquerque, NM
5/04/2022 Kickstand Kafe – Flagstaff, AZ
5/06/2022 Sci-Hop Brewing Co. – Tijuana, MX
5/07/2022 The Brown Building – San Diego, CA
5/08/2022 Planta Libre – Mexicali, MX
5/13/2022 The Offbeat – Los Angeles, CA
5/14/2022 Mee Heng Low – San Luis Obispo, CA
5/15/2022 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
5/24/2022 Fritzy’s – Colorado Springs, CO
5/25/2022 Skylark – Denver, CO
5/27/2022 Eighth St. Taproom – Lawrence, KS
5/28/2022 miniBar – Kansas City, MO
5/29/2022 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH

DARSOMBRA is also working on a remix project, collecting reimagined versions of their song “Call The Doctor.” Artists interested in taking part in the remix project are invited to contact the band through their website or social media channels.

Watch tons of official videos and live footage including roadside pop-up shows at DARSOMBRA’s YouTube channel HERE.

Find the band’s releases at Bandcamp HERE and their webshop HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE DARSOMBRA.

Swedish Hard Rock Band BLISTER BRIGADE Released A New Single And Music Video “Carousel”!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band pic by: Adam Björk

Swedish Skellefteå-based hard rockers Blister Brigade released a new stand-alone single and music video Carousel. Beside from being a groovy and heavy rock song, it is a homage to the fabulous ink studio Carousel Tattoo.

WATCH Carousel music video: https://youtu.be/antMat-f1Qk and/or below:

The band comments:
” ”Carousel” is in its foundation a heavy rock song. But with this one we decided to also get a little experimental. Since this song was written partly as a tribute to a tattoo studio, we found inspiration in circuses, carnivals and of course, tattoos. With these keywords in mind we just had to go outside our comfort zone and get a little nutty. It’s also the first song we’ve written together from scratch and it’s safe to say that we think this jam ended up really awesome. “

Album cover by Sanna (Carousel Tattoo)

BIOGRAPHY:
Blister Brigade was formed in 2010 by guitarist/vocalist Gustav Lund and drummer Jerker Avander. Joined by guitarist Cristoffer Strand and bassist Simon Lundström, the band started jamming on some ideas. With inspiration from bands like Motörhead and Skid Row Blister Brigade quickly developed a raw but yet a heavy and solid sound.

In 2013 the band released their debut album ”To Serve And Punish”. The album was well recieved and the gigs started rolling in. Blister Brigade’s second album ”The Executioner” was released in December 2016, and by that time drummer Jerker Avander had already left the band, leaving the drum chair to Rickard Lundmark (Zonaria, ex-Feral). Before the release of the E.P ”Pissed, Outraged And Outgunned” in 2018, Simon stepped down as the bands bass player. After a thrilling audition shortly after, bassist Anders Gustavsson joined Blister Brigade.

With the new line-up, the spark was lit again and after playing some gigs the band hit the studio once again to record their third full-length album. ”Slugfest Supreme” was released in February 2020 and with a harder, faster and heavier sound than before, Blister Brigade got ready to hit the stages. As for so many other bands and artists, the pandemic ruined all plans. But the band didn’t give up and stayed intact throughout the recent bleak years. With the brand new single ”Carousel”, Blister Brigade is more alive and rock’n’roll fueled than ever.

Line-up:
Gustav Lund: Lead and rythm guitar, vocals
Cristoffer Strand: Lead and rhythm guitar
Anders Gustavsson: Bass
Rickard Lundmark: Drums

Blister Brigade – Carousel:
Composed by Gustav Lund, Cristoffer Strand, .Anders Gustavsson & Rickard Lundmark.
Lyrics by Gustav Lund

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Max Malmer at Malmer Productions in October 2021.

Listen to Carousel single on:
Youtube: https://youtu.be/antMat-f1Qk
Bandcamp: https://blisterbrigade.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE BLISTER BRIGADE.

THE 69 EYES – Music Video For New Single “Drive” Now Playing

Posted in classic rock, gothic, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Marek Sabogal)

Hop into the passenger’s seat and let Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES take you on a wild ride through a sweltering Summer night in the city! With twelve albums under their belts and several number one chart positions in Finland, THE 69 EYES are back with a catchy new single — the first of several new tracks to be released in the coming months. Remaining true to their credo “Goth ‘n’ roll will never die!,” the band is currently in the studio recording their lucky thirteenth offering to be released in 2023. But fans need not wait any longer to hear new sounds from the crypt…

Comments guitarist Bazie of “Drive,” “The inspiration came from the same pool of music I have always liked, mostly from the ‘80s. I never plan anything; I just grab my guitar and see what comes up. We jammed a lot more as a band this time and came up with song ideas from all the guys. ‘Drive’ started from one little riff, which I had for a long time. It took a while, but it was worth it. It still sounds exiting and that was the goal.”

Adds singer Jyrki 69, “Bazie delivered this music and I was blown away by how fresh it felt again. It sounded like some rock radio stuff! Our songs are on daily rotation on the rock channels here in Finland, but they are the ones that we did fifteen years ago. So, I thought that we could have some fresh options now; let’s take the airwaves! ‘Drive’ is a traditional 69 EYES sounding, fast rocker with a Sunset Strip slap on it!”

“Drive” was directed by Vicente Cordero and is viewable at THIS LOCATION. Stream or download the single at THIS LOCATION.

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 HERE.

THE 69 EYES:
Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

http://www.69eyes.com

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE THE 69 EYES.

Rat Pak Records Set To Release PROJECTED “Hypoxia” – Featuring Members Of Sevendust, Alterbridge, Tremonti

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Rat Pak Records:

Building upon the success of 2017’s release Ignite My Insanity, rock and metal supergroup Projected today announces Hypoxia, the band’s third studio album out on June 24th via Rat Pak Records. The upcoming album features 13 brand new songs from the heralded quartet consisting of Sevendust guitarist John Connolly, Alter Bridge/Creed drummer Scott Phillips, Sevendust bassist Vince Hornsby and Tremonti guitarist EricEROCKFriedman.

Guitarist and singer John Connolly says, “To me, personally, it feels like the most cohesive work we’ve done especially considering it’s the first time we all went in the studio together. That in itself had a huge impact on the songwriting process. And it’s taken some time to finally get released but it feels like we’ve matured quite a bit as a band.”

Hypoxia shows a band building on its established foundation while incorporating new and exciting elements. Following the brooding album intro “Consequences,” listeners are then greeted to the crushing guitar riffs of John Connolly to open the galloping track “Dead Weight,” setting the stage for the rest of the album’s journey. Projected shows great range on this latest offering, establishing hooky and singable moments in songs like “Stain,” “Take Aim,” and “Scars” while expertly crafting classic nu-metal styles in “The Thing That’s Real,” and “Hypoxia.” Songs like “Dark” and “Death Is Mostly Permanent” showcase the band’s ability to slow things down while still keeping a foot-stomping pulse. Fans will be sure to be headbanging in no time to the latest offering by these rock and metal stalwarts. Official release date is Friday June 24, 2022.

Track LIsting:

  1. Consequences
  2. Dead Weight
  3. The Thing That’s Real
  4. Stain
  5. Take Aim
  6. Hypoxia
  7. Without You
  8. Scars
  9. My Addiction
  10. Test
  11. Dark
  12. Death Is Mostly Permanent
  13. At Your Window

LONG LIVE PROJECTED.

CRASHDÏET – Announce New Album ‘Automaton’ – Band Releases New Single And Video ‘Together Whatever’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Pre-order/add/save ‘Automaton’ HERE

One of the biggest names in the glam metal/sleaze rock scene, CRASHDÏET, announce the release of their upcoming album, Automaton, available for pre-sale now on digital, CD and vinyl, through Crusader Records/Golden Robot Records. The digital and CD are set to drop on April 29, with limited edition coloured vinyl due for release on September 9.

To celebrate the pre-sale of Automaton, CRASHDÏET serve up another delicacy in the form of a new single and video, ‘Together Whatever’, which is available now on all digital platforms.

‘Together Whatever’ is a true party anthem! Exploding with raging guitars and scorching vocals, it’s a tribute to the decadent good old days and the band’s early roots.

Listen to ‘Together Whatever’ HERE

Watch the new music video for ‘Together Whatever’ HERE or below:

Just like a gigantic robotic machine with pre-determined instructions, failure was never an option…

No matter what obstacles may have come their way in the past, CRASHDÏET have always marched forward, delivering their own style of Sleaze Metal they have become so well known for. Automaton contains 12 powerful sing-along anthems with massive drums, guitars, bass, and powering vocals (including a surprise special guest and a haunting voice from the past).

AUTOMATON TRACK LISTING:

  1. Automaton
  2. Together Whatever
  3. Shine On
  4. No Man’s Land
  5. Darker Minds
  6. Dead Crusade
  7. Powerline (feat. Michael Starr)
  8. Resurrection Of The Damned
  9. We Die Hard
  10. Shell Shock
  11. Unbroken
  12. I Can’t Move On (Without You)

Pre-order/add/save ‘Automaton’ HERE

Source: Crusader / Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE CRASHDÏET.

WItherfall To Tour as support for Moonspell

Posted in dark metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

WItherfall will be hitting the road this fall with fellow Dark Melodic Metal legends Moonspell and Swallow the Sun! Due to the pandemic and other related issues this will be the first Witherfall tour around last years highly acclaimed “Curse Of Autumn”

Tickets can be found here: https://witherfall.com/tours-and-events

Stream and Buy Merch Here: https://linktr.ee/Witherfall

Watch The Video for TEMPEST here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e4Y4UtG5kQ&lc=Ugw67Vu4pyLUEtX0zaZ4AaABAg

Source: WITHERFALL

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

CADAVERIA: Italian Horror Metal Veterans Join Time To Kill Records – New Album “Emptiness” To See May Release

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, horror, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on April 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Time To Kill Records officially welcomes Italy’s CADAVERIA to the label’s roster, announcing their highly anticipated sixth album, “Emptiness”, for May release.

Whether you call them horror, gothic or dark metal, one thing is certain: in their 20+ years career Cadaveria have become one of the most iconic bands of the Italian metal scene.

The “Emptiness” cover art, created by Roberto Toderico (Facebook / Instagram), has been revealed. Time To Kill Records will release the album on double LP, CD, cassette and digital formats on May 27th 2022. Watch for more album details, singles, preorders, and more to post in the weeks ahead.

CADAVERIA is the creative alter-ego of Italian-based metal singer Raffaella Rivarolo, better known by her stage name Cadaveria, one of the first women to hit the extreme metal scene in the early Nineties.

CADAVERIA band was founded in 2001 by Cadaveria herself and drummer Marçelo Santos, to freely express themselves as musicians and extreme artists.

Since CADAVERIA’s debut album The Shadows’ Madame (2002) the band’s style is labeled Horror Metal. Their personal sound is imbued with gloomy and sinister atmospheres and it mixes Black Metal with classical Heavy Metal, Death Metal and Gothic influences. The lyrics, scheming, hermetic and introspective, mirror the dark soul and the vexed personality of the singer Cadaveria.

2021 is a meaningful one for CADAVERIA band, as the band celebrate its 20 years of activity. A career that boasts five full length albums, some reissues, an EP (with Necrodeath), a retrospective double DVD and a huge support from fans of Central America, where CADAVERIA have made a series of headlining tours, between 2007 and 2015.

From 2012 on, with the release of the most recent albums Horror Metal and Silence, CADAVERIA have been engaged in many live dates that have seen them protagonists of different stages in Germany, France, Belgium, Romania, as well as numerous Italian shows as headliner and in support of Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy and many more.

CADAVERIA have recently released a series of new singles, that mark the band’s return to the scene after a long pause, during which the singer had to be treated for cancer.

You can stream all the new singles by playing this Spotify Playlist: https://bit.ly/recentsingles

You can watch all the recent videos on YouTube at this link: https://bit.ly/allrecentvideos

Current Line-Up:

Cadaveria – Vocals
Peter Dayton – Bass
Marçelo Santos – Drums

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

LONG LIVE CADAVERIA.

DUMB NUMBERS (And) MELVINS Release The “BROKEN PIPE” EP ON April 29 Via Joyful Noise Recordings

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on April 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Dumb Numbers (and) Melvins

April 1, 2022 – Dumb Numbers and the Melvins join forces for one of the season’s most unusual releases, a three-song single, dubbed the Broken Pipe EP (April 29, Joyful Noise Recordings), which arrives via a sawblade-shaped, limited-edition vinyl 12-inch.

The title track is streaming now (https://lnk.to/BrokenPipe).

The collection, which is not the first time the musicians have partnered together (see their 2015 JNR split series), also finds The Jesus Lizard’s David Yow lending his vocals to the track, “So-Called Solid Objects,” and longtime Melvins’ production partner, Toshi Kasai, remixing the song “Harvel.”

“I’m severely honoured to work with Buzz and Dale on this release,” says Dumb Numbers’ Adam Harding. “I actually wrote one of the songs in 1997 after seeing the Melvins play in my hometown of Geelong, Australia. I never dreamed that 20 years later I would get to record it with them.”

Pre-orders for the 1200-piece, hand-numbered release are available now (https://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/products/broken-pipe-ep), with the EP also available digitally.

Dumb Numbers (and) Melvins Broken Pipe EP cover by Mackie Osborne

Broken Pipe EP track list:

  1. Broken Pipe
  2. Harvel (Toshi Kasai re-mix)
  3. So-Called Solid Objects (featuring David Yow)

Joyfulnoiserecordings.com

Instagram.com/joyfulnoiserecs

Source: Speakeasy Public Relations & Marketing

SKID ROW – New Studio Album “The Gang’s All Here” Releases on October 14th, via earMUSIC

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on April 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From earMUSIC:

Skid Row and earMUSIC join forces to announce the release of the mightily anticipated new studio album “The Gang’s All Here” on October 14th, 2022. This announcement coincides with the launch of the iconic hard rock band’s Las Vegas Residency (as the Scorpions’ special guests), as well as the debut of their brand-new single, the title track “The Gang’s All Here”.

“The Gang’s All Here” is an oath of triumph, exploding with powerful energy that makes us hunger for more. It is the logical next-generation leap of the band’s trademark sound that stomps out new ground – with singer Erik Grönwall (formerly of H.E.A.T, one of the best frontmen of this or any hard rock era) joining the family.

Produced by Grammy Award Winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice In Chains, Halestorm, Evanescence) and long-time fan, Skid Row are ablaze. They are re-energized, kicking their sound way up to modern Hard Rock Royalty.

Further details are to be revealed soon.

“We are beyond excited to release this record. It has been a long time in the making and a lot of hard work has been put into it by the band and our producer Nick Raskulinecz. And the addition of Erik has lifted the songs to new heights.
Add all this to the fact that we start our world tour in Las Vegas with the Scorpions residency at Zappos Theater makes it easy to say that Skid Row is going to have a great year.”

– Rachel Bolan and Snake Sabo

Pre-Order the album “The Gang’s All Here” here:

https://skidrow.lnk.to/TheGangsAllHereAlbumWE

LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

SKULL FIST – Reveals New Single/Video “For The Last Time” – “Paid In Full” Nears Release Via Atomic Fire Records

Posted in classic metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Sharon Ehman)

Toronto-based heavy metal outfit SKULL FIST are pleased to reveal their latest video single, “For The Last Time.” The track comes by way of the band’s impending new full-length, Paid In Full, set for release on April 22nd via Atomic Fire Records.

Comments the band’s Zach Schottler, “We filmed this video in -20º C weather in my shed. For your sake, I hope you are nowhere near as cold as we were when we did this. This song was actually written more recently than the other ones and I’m happy its tombstone has finally been erected.”

View SKULL FIST’s “For The Last Time” video HERE. Listen, download, or stream the track HERE.

View previously released single “Long Live The Fist” at THIS LOCATION. The song is available on all streaming platforms HERE.

Since their steely inception back in 2006, dungeon keeper Zach Schottler and his shredding band of reckless companions have released three classic heavy metal almanacs, have eaten more dust than is good for their health, have endured various hardships and propped up countless beers at countless bars in countless cities. But now, after fifteen years of metal and mayhem, Schottler is coming into his own with the proverbially titled Paid In Full album, a heavy metal wonder of the defiant middle finger variant. With heads held high, empty pockets, and enough gas to make the next show, SKULL FIST has won 2022. Don’t mess with the FIST. The FIST is the law!

Written at home and recorded at Vespa Studios near Toronto, Paid In Full encompasses Schottler’s sonic efforts of the past two years: tales of steel and legends from the underworld…

Paid In Full will be available on digipak CD, vinyl in various color variants, limited edition boxset, and digitally. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION.

SKULL FIST:
Zach Slaughter – vocals, guitar
Casey Guest – bass
JJ Tartaglia – drums

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

http://www.instagram.com/skullfistofficialgram

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE SKULL FIST.

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