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JADED HEART “Devil’s Gift” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

JADED HEART – Everytime I listen to this Jaded Heart album, Devil’s Gift, I am uplifted into the high, mystical, powerful and beautiful higher realms of Heavy Metal bliss. This album is so glorious it brings tears to my eyes as I write this line. Yes, it’s one of those albums for me and it happens; I cannot control it. All I can do is let its majestic Metal saturate my Metal soul for eternity.

If you dig Judas Priest, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Metal Inquisitor, DORO and/or Iron Savior, you will be doing yourself proper by buying or streaming this magnificent Jaded Heart album. I suggest BUYING this album on whatever medium you so desire.

Riffs! Riffs! Riffs! There’s so much guitar firepower on this album that it’s insane great! Peter and Masa have that magic going on with their guitars; their tones scream with emotion and I can feel it, man! The backing vocals are wonderful, giving this album and band their Power Metal muscle on top of Power Metal muscles.

Not one average song is on this album. In my Metal opinion, this album is a MUST for every Metal lovers collection of music. Vocalist Johan Fahlberg is top-tier and belongs there. Sonically melodic, powerful and exquisitely written and arranged songs.

Devil’s Gift was released back on March 30th, 2018, via the sensational Massacre Records. There’s no question that this album was one of the very best in Metal for 2018; it’s also one of the very best in Metal, period. My favorite songs: the entire album. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Devil’s Gift – Track List:

  1. Wasteland
  2. The Enemy
  3. Set Free
  4. Scream Of Anger
  5. Tears Of Our World
  6. Phoenix
  7. One World
  8. Story Of My Life
  9. 9. Coming Home
  10. Conspiracy Of Science
  11. Final Moment
  12. Black Days (digipak)
  13. Flying High (digipak)

JADED HEART:

Johan Fahlberg – lead vocals

Peter Östros – guitar

Masa Eto – guitar

Michael “Muelli” Müller – bass

Bodo Stricker – drums

Album cover artwork: Thomas Ewerhard

For more info on this remarkable band: Jaded Heart

LONG LIVE JADED HEART.

STONE.

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Jason Becker Releases Free Song From When He Was 16 Years Old – Join His Email For The Free Download

Posted in guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Join Jason Becker’s email list and get a FREE download of “Ripping Song” – This was a nice way for Jason to practice his fast playing when he was 16.

Join email list >> https://jasonbecker.fanbridge.com/

Jason Becker’s story is one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and, ultimately, triumph. A child prodigy on guitar, Jason rose to prominence as a teenager when he was one half of the legendary rock guitar duo Cacophony (with his great friend Marty Friedman). After wowing audiences all over the word with his amazing guitar chops and deep compositions, Jason auditioned for—and got—the gig with David Lee Roth, following in the huge footsteps of Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai. He wrote and recorded the DLR album A Little Ain’t Enough and was poised to take over the rock guitar world when a nagging pain in his leg was diagnosed as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a debilitating and fatal condition with a life expectancy of maybe five years. Maybe.

That was 29 years ago.

Jason Becker – Triumphant Hearts (Album Trailer)

Jason did indeed lose the ability to play guitar, walk, talk, and breathe on his own. But he never lost his will to live or his desire to create music. Communicating through a series of eye movements with a system developed by his father, Jason spells out words as well as musical notes and chords. He imparts his musical vision to his team who then can input the notes into a computer, edit the parts to his exacting standards, and then generate charts for session musicians. It is through this amazing process that Jason composes his profoundly beautiful music, rich in melody and counterpoint, brimming with emotion. His inspiring music and life story have been the subject of countless news articles, magazine cover stories, and an award-winning documentary, Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet.

Not only is Jason not dead yet, he’s busier and more prolific than ever, as evidenced by his latest release, Triumphant Hearts. The album’s 14 tracks showcase Jason’s gift for melody and his deep knowledge of classical composition and orchestral arrangement. Many of the guitar parts are performed by a who’s-who of 6-string gods including Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Neal Schon, Steve Morse, Paul Gilbert, Joe Bonamassa and many others. And, in what will absolutely delight his fans, Jason’s amazing guitar playing—recorded in the ’80s and ’90s—graces several tunes.

Jason Becker is unquestionably the sexiest man alive, but he’s also the most positive, upbeat, and inspiring man alive. “I really feel lucky,” says Jason. “I am surrounded by loving people, and I can still make music.”

Jason Becker’s new album Triumphant Hearts was released Dec. 7, 2018.

More of Jason Becker:

http://JasonBecker.com

http://www.facebook.com/jasonbeckerofficial/

http://www.ebay.com/usr/beckteaam

http://www.instagram.com/jasonbeckerofficial

LONG LIVE JASON BECKER.

STONE.

German Old School Metallers BOOZE CONTROL Releasing ‘Forgotten Lands’ February 22 On Gates Of Hell Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 9, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

German Old School Metal Bashers  BOOZE CONTROL will release Forgotten Lands, their fourth full-length album (fifth release overall) February 22 on Gates of Hell Records.

On their Gates of Hell Records debut Forgotten Lands, Booze Control continue to evolve into classic metal songsmiths with tracks that adopt a more serious tone than previous efforts. Recorded in October 2017 at Overlodge Recording Studio in Harz Mountains, Germany, with Martin Schnella handling engineering duties, Forgotten Lands finds Booze Control successfully bridging the gap between NWOBHM and old-school American and European metal. The band also parlays more serious lyrical content into songs that are filled with spiraling melodies, driving rhythms and catchy vocal lines from Kuri. The band’s songwriting diversity is on display with “Of the Deep” as well as “Attack of the Axeman,” songs that peddle an epic flair with a classic metal foundation.

Formed in 2009 in Braunschweig, Germany, Booze Control came together at the spur of the moment when guitarist/vocalist David Kuri, bassist Steffen Kurth and drummer Lauritz “Lord” Jilge, were asked to assemble a band for a local event. The trio quickly gathered in a local rehearsal room to write songs in preparation for the show, thinking all along the band would be short-lived. But, to their surprise, more gigs followed, as did second guitarist Jendrik SeilerBooze Control started to enjoy their new compositions, which, in comparison to the more technical nature of their previous outfits, was welcome. Soon, their debut EP, Wanted, was released in 2009, followed up by 2011’s Don’t Touch While Running.

However, leading up to the creation of their 2013 album Heavy Metal, Kuri and Jilge had a revelation while watching Iron Maiden’s Beast Over Hammersmith live video. The conviction in which Bruce Dickinson sings, the energy of the band and the charisma they displayed while on stage needed to be followed in Booze Control. Prior, Booze Control was riding the somewhat clichéd boozed-out rock band angle a bit too hard with their first releases. While the songs were there, the delivery wasn’t, so the band made a concerted effort to improve their songwriting and stage presentation for Heavy Metal. They succeeded in doing so, setting them on a path for the ensuing 2016 The Lizard Rider album and their latest and first LP for Gates of Hell Records, Forgotten Lands.

Now ten years into their career, Booze Control has already gone well beyond their humble origins and party-time ethos. Booze Control invites you to take part in their continued evolution on Forgotten Lands.

Booze Control:

David Kuri – Guitar / Vocals

Steffen Kurth – Bass

Jendrik Seiler – Guitar

Lauritz Jikge – Drums

Booze Control Discography:

Wanted (Independent, 2018)

Don’t Touch While Running (Independent, 2009)

Heavy Metal (Independent, 2013)

The Lizard Rider (Inferno Records, 2016)

Forgotten Lands (Gates Of Hell Records, 2019)

More BOOZE CONTROL:

facebook.com/boozecontrol/

www.gatesofhellrecords.com/

Source:

ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE BOOZE CONTROL.

STONE.

Melodic Death/Doom Group COLD COLOURS Celebrate 20th Anniversary With February 22 Release Of ‘Northernmost’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 21, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Cover art: Todd Salat

Long running Minnesota Death/Doom band COLD COLOURS celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2019 with the February 22 release of fifth full-length album Northernmost. In recognition of the winter solstice, the album’s first blast of freezing wind comes in the form of a lyric video for new track “Terminal Winter.”

Vocalist/guitarist Brian J. Huebner had this to say about the band’s milestone:

“If 20 years has taught me anything, it’s that you have to believe in what you are doing. No matter how many roadblocks you hit over two decades. I am thrilled that we have ‘Northernmost’ to celebrate 20 years. Our best album so far? Without question, but more importantly, the best representation of who we are and should be. This album is a testament to the chemistry of the band in 2019.”

Long overdue, Northernmost finds COLD COLOURS in top form as they mine the depths of despair on 12 dynamic compositions guaranteed to satisfy devotees, as well as newcomers with a taste for the likes of AMORPHIS, SWALLOW THE SUN, and INSOMNIUM. Recorded and mixed by drummer Mike Andrie, and mastered to perfection by the legendary Dan Swanö at Sweden’s Unisound, Northernmost is nothing short of exquisite. Welcome to 2019; welcome to your Doom!

Track Listing:

  1. Northernmost I
  2. Nightmare
  3. A Life Forlorn
  4. Northernmost II
  5. From This Pain
  6. Spirit
  7. Northernmost III
  8. Terminal Winter
  9. Heathen
  10. Northernmost IV
  11. The Parting
  12. The Pale Heart

COLD COLOURS:

Brian J Huebner – vocals, guitar

Matt Hamilton – lead guitar

Mike Andrie – drums

Jaden Adair – vocals, bass

Jon Rayl – keyboards

Source: ClawHammer PR

For more band info:

coldcoloursmetal.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/coldcoloursmetal

www.instagram.com/coldcoloursband/

LONG LIVE COLD COLOURS.

STONE.

RIVERS OF NIHIL Announces North American Headlining Tour With Entheos, Conjurer And Wolf King

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Currently wrapping up their European tour with Revocation, Archspire, and Soreption, RIVERS OF NIHIL will head back out on the road this spring on a North American headlining tour. The journey will run from March 1st through April 6th. Support will be provided by Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King. See all confirmed dates below.

RIVERS OF NIHIL comments, “We are excited to head out on our first full US headlining tour. Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King are all bands that are making big waves in their respective fields and we are honored to have them as part of this fantastic package. We are also excited to be bringing a healthy dose of material from our newest album out with us this time, in addition to some old favorites. See you on the road.”

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Revocation, Archspire, Soreption: 

12/13/2018 Stage Live – Bilbao, ES
12/14/2018 L’Ampli – Pau, FR
12/15/2018 Petit Bain – Paris, FR
12/16/2018 Underworld – London, UK
12/17/2018 Mama Roux – Birmingham, UK
12/18/2018 The Fleece – Bristol, UK
12/19/2018 Rebellion – Manchester, UK
12/20/2018 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE
12/21/2018 Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL
12/22/2018 Turock – Essen, DE

w/ Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King:
3/01/2019 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
3/02/2019 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH
3/03/2019 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
3/04/2019 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
3/05/2019 Reggies – Chicago, IL
3/06/2019 Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee, WI
3/07/2019 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
3/08/2019 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
3/09/2019 Moe’s – Englewood, CO
3/10/2019 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
3/12/2019 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
3/13/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3/14/2019 Paris Theatre – Portland, OR
3/16/2019 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
3/17/2019 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
3/18/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/19/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
3/21/2019 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
3/22/2019 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
3/23/2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
3/24/2019 Santos Bar – New Orleans, LA
3/26/2019 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
3/27/2019 O’Malley’s – Margate, FL
3/28/2019 The Haven – Orlando, FL
3/29/2019 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
3/30/2019 The End – Nashville, TN
3/31/2019 The Radio Room – Greenville, SC
4/02/2019 Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
4/03/2019 Riffhouse Pub -Chesapeake, VA
4/04/2019 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
4/05/2019 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
4/06/2019 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their Where Owls Know My Name full-length recently issued via Metal Blade Records. Where Owls Know My Name debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts at #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / US), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / US), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / US), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / US), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), and #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada) upon its first week of release in March.

To preview and purchase Where Owls Know My, visit: metalblade.com/riversofnihil.

“….one of the best progressive death metal albums in years…” – HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com

“…not only a fresh breath of air for death metal but metal in general. The record promises extravagant technicality that is fascinating and entertaining.” – Metal Injection

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE RIVERS OF NIHIL.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

HATEBREED – Announces 25 Year Anniversary Tour Dates For April 2019!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on December 10, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From Hatebreed facebook:

25 Years of Hatebreed Tour Announcement!!

We are going to celebrate 25 years of Hatebreed in 2019 & we are bringing some of our favorite bands with us!

Ticket info: http://hatebreed.com/tour

HATEBREED 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:
Featuring: Obituary, Cro-Mags, Terror + Fit For An Autopsy

3/07 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues*
4/04 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall**
4/05 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
4/06 — Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall
4/08 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
4/09 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Piere’s
4/10 — Detroit, MI — Harpos Concert Theatre
4/11 — Chicago, IL — Concord Music Hall
4/12 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
4/13 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogarts ^
4/15 — Tampa, FL — The Ritz Ybor
4/16 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
4/17 — Charlotte, NC — The Underground
4/18 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore Silver Spring
4/19 — New York, NY — PlayStation Theater
4/20 — New Haven, CT — College Street Music Hall

*With Bleeding Through – OFFICIAL PAGE, Asesino, + Strife
**Featuring Municipal Waste (No Obituary)
^ No Obituary

LONG LIVE HATEBREED.

STONE.

VENOM “Storm The Gates” – New Studio Album Releases On December 14th

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

VENOMCronos, Rage and Dante return with a vengeance! The new VENOM studio album, Storm The Gates, is loaded with 13 blasphemous songs and releases to the Metal world on December 14th, via Spinefarm Records!

Storm The Gates – Track List:

01. Bring Out Your Dead

02. Notorious

03. I Dark Lord

04. 100 Miles To Hell

05. Dark Night (Of The Souls)

06. Beaten To A Pulp

07. Destroyer

08. The Mighty Have Fallen

09. Over My Dead Body

10. Suffering Dictates

11. We The Loud

12. Immortal

13. Storm The Gates

More info: https://www.spinefarmrecords.com/

LONG LIVE VENOM.

STONE.

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