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MAMMOTHFEST 2016 Will Support MARTLETS HOSPICE In Brighton, Following Tragic Passing Of Tom From ARCHITECTS

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on August 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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THIS A CALL TO ALL BANDS/LABELS/MAGAZINES etc to send MAMMOTHFEST some prizes they can raffle off to help raise as much money as possible.

The Mammothfest team in Brighton have been deeply moved by the passing of Tom Searle of Architects recently. He spent his last days being cared for by the incredible people at Martlets hospice, a charity that rely on donations to continue to help those in need through their last days.

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MAMMOTHFEST are asking you all, yes you bands, labels, magazines, printing companies and other – whatever it may be – if you have something that can be raffled, send it to the address below asap:

MAMMOTHFEST
3B Highcroft Villas
Brighton
BN1 5PS

Every prize will be raffled and every single penny raised will go directly to the hospice. Cut off point is 20/09/2016 to submit prizes.

If you are unable to attend or send prizes for the raffle but want to support this incredible charity/cause then please donate at the following just giving page:

www.justgiving.com/thomassearle

MAMMOTHFEST:  www.mammothfest.uk

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MetalOdyssey

Rest In Peace, Tom Searle.

Stone.

COBALT – To Kick Off North American Tour Next Week

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on August 24, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Progressive apocalyptic wasteland Metal duo COBALT will kick off their long-anticipated North American tour next week. Slated to commence on September 1st in Seattle, Washington and run through September 24th in Denver, Colorado, the Slow Forever Tour 2016 includes an appearance at Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina and Basilica SoundScape in Hudson, New York as well as a special performance with Wolves In The Throne Room in Washington, DC. Support will be provided by Germany’s infernal Metal duo, Mantar.

COBALT w/ Mantar:
9/01/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
9/02/2016 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR
9/03/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
9/04/2016 The Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
9/05/2016 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
9/07/2016 Mohawk – Austin, TX
9/09/2016 Hopscotch Fest – Raleigh, NC **
9/10/2016 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/11/2016 The East Room – Nashville, TN
9/13/2016 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
9/14/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/15/2016 DC9 – Washington, DC w/ Wolves In The Throne Room **
9/16/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/17/2016 Basilica SoundScape – Hudson, NY **
9/18/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
9/19/2016 The Garrison – Toronto, ON
9/20/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI
9/21/2016 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
9/22/2016 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
9/23/2016 Riot Room – Kansas City, MI
9/24/2016 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
** COBALT only

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COBALT features multi-instrumentalist/mastermind Erik Wunder and new vocalist Charlie Fell (ex-Lord Mantis). The pair will be touring in support of their Slow Forever full-length, released this past March on CD, LP, and digitally via Profound Lore Records. Pitchfork named the record the band’s, “best-ever,” and, “as accessible as it is aggressive, with magnetic hooks, shout-along mantras, and sparkling riffs.” Spin noted, “Slow was born of isolation and betrayal, but it’s music that was meant for concert halls COBALT deserve to fill; music that rewards both introspection and reveling in like-minded rapture.”

Stereogum gushed, “Slow Forever works because its way vaster and meaner and more monolithic than almost any album I’ve heard in recent years. It’s not an album that does things. It simply is. If you listen to it in the right frame of mind, it creates this whole visceral hell-world inside your head, and you can just go fold in on yourself and live there.” Added Metal Injection, “Slow Forever is a commanding and magisterial composition. It stands as a frame of reference for great Metal much like its predecessor and transcends the hitches and missteps that COBALT has dealt with in the space between albums… a massively rewarding experience to digest and rife with some of COBALT‘s greatest individual moments.”

Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/COBALT

http://www.profoundlorerecords.com

http://www.facebook.com/profoundlorerecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COBALT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – Sign Worldwide Deal With Napalm Records! New Double Album “Prevail I + II” Out In 2017

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Napalm Records:

Canadian Hard Rockers, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Their fourth album and Napalm Records debut Prevail I + II will be released as two separate volumes of a double album. The first part will be released in February 2017 with the second part to follow in October of 2017. But don’t worry, you won’t have to wait that long to hear new material from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, as they will be releasing a new single very soon! More info on Prevail I + II will be announced shortly!

“We are delighted to announce this signing today. KOBRA AND THE LOTUS are one of the most exciting new bands in this genre”, says Napalm Records Managing Director Thomas Caser.

The band on their signing to Napalm Records and upcoming albums:

“It is with great pleasure and humility that we can finally announce our signing to Napalm Records!! We’ve been working very hard on creating our upcoming albums, ‘Prevail I’ and ‘Prevail II’ and believe there couldn’t have been a better partnership to help us bring this massive double record undertaking to the world. Get ready for lots of new music and the best sonic evolution of KOBRA AND THE LOTUS to date. We can’t wait to see you all out there!! Horns up, love up!! \M/.”

Check out a special video message from KOBRA:

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS will take to the road this fall in Europe alongside label-mates Delain. Fans can expect to hear a mix of KOBRA AND THE LOTUS classics and new songs from Prevail I + II.

Stay tuned for more info on the album and the first single in the coming weeks!

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For more info:

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS

http://www.napalmrecords.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KOBRA AND THE LOTUS.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

HAMMERFALL “Built To Last” – New Studio Album Releases Worldwide On November 4th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Sweden’s legendary Heavy Metal band HAMMERFALL will be releasing their new studio album, Built To Last, on November 4th, 2016, worldwide! Metal Be Thy Name!

Built To Last – Track List:

1. Bring It!
2. Hammer High
3. The Sacred Vow
4. Dethrone And Defy
5. Twilight Princess
6. Stormbreaker
7. Built To Last
8. The Star Of Home
9. New Breed
10. Second To None

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HAMMERFALL:

Joacim Cans – Lead Vocals
Oscar Dronjak – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Pontus Norgren – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Fredrik Larsson – Bass Guitar

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For more HAMMERFALL:

http://www.hammerfall.net

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

PRETTY MAIDS “Kingmaker” – New Studio Album Releases on November 4th, via Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on August 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Who is ready for some new music from Denmark’s Pretty Maids? KINGMAKER is coming November 4th!

KINGMAKER – Track List:

1. When God Took A Day Off
2. Kingmaker
3. Face The World
4. Humanize Me
5. Last Beauty On Earth
6. Bull’s Eye
7. King Of The Right Here And Now
8. Heavens Little Devil
9. Civilized Monsters
10. Sickening
11. Was That What You Wanted

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PRETTY MAIDS:

Ronnie Atkins – vocals
Ken Hammer – guitars
Rene Shades – bass
Allan Tschicaja – drums

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Source:

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http://www.frontiers.it

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PRETTY MAIDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DIRKSCHNEIDER And UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Nominated For The Metal Hammer Awards 2016! Live Album Drops October 28th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 20, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

We are very proud to announce that DIRKSCHNEIDER got nominated for the Metal Hammer Award 2016 as BEST LIVE BAND and Udo Dirkschneider got nominated for the Metal Hammer Award 2016 as LEGEND. The winner will be announced during the Metal Hammer Award Show in Berlin, Sept. 16th, 2016.

The long-awaited live album from DIRKSCHNEIDER‘s “Back To The Roots Tour” will be released on October 28th as 2-CD DigiPak and triple vinyl in 4 different vinyl colors (black, gold, silver and clear) via AFM Records.

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The album “Live – Back To The Roots” was recorded at the sold out show at the “Kaminwerk” in Memmingen on April 2nd, 2016 and contains the following tracks:

01. Intro
02. Starlight
03. Living For Tonite
04. Flash Rockin‘ Man
05. London Leatherboys
06. Midnight Mover
07. Breaker
08. Head Over Heels
09. Neon Nights
10. Princess Of The Dawn
11. Winterdreams
12. Restless And Wild
13. Son Of A Bitch
14. Up To The Limit
15. Wrong Is Right
16. Midnight Highway
17. Screaming For A Love-Bite
18. Monsterman
19. T.V. War
20. Losers And Winners
21. Metal Heart
22. I’m A Rebel
23. Fast As A Shark
24. Balls To The Wall
25. Burning

CD version:
CD 1: tracks 01 – 13
CD 2: tracks 14 – 25

Vinyl version:
Side A: tracks 01 – 05
Side B: tracks 06 – 09
Side C: tracks 10 – 13
Side D: tracks 14 – 19
Side E: tracks 20 – 23
Side F: tracks 24 – 25

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For more info:

DIRKSCHNEIDER

Udo Dirkschneider (official)

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Source:

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https://www.afm-records.de/de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BRAINSTORM “Memorial Roots Re-Rooted” – Releases On September 16th, via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 20, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Friends, you didn’t see this coming, but be assured: it sounds killer!

In the past few months, German power metallers BRAINSTORM have extensively “reworked” their 2009 album “Memorial Roots”. The band’s longtime engineer Achim Köhler was hired to do a complete “remix” of the album and for the first time ever now all tracks of the “Memorial Roots” sessions (besides the regular album songs there were different bonus tracks on the Digipak, Vinyl and Japanese pressing back then) are featured on this brand new release. “Memorial Roots (Re-Rooted)” comes as Digipak, out September 16th.

Pre-order here:

http://shop.afm-records.de/en/brainstorm-memorial-roots-re-rooted-en.html

The band states:

“Seven years after the original release of “Memorial Roots”, we are incredibly proud to finally heed the call of our fans and give one of our most important albums a total “makeover”. This album holds many memories, we love these songs and are confident that the “polishing” (completely new mix) makes this new edition of “Memorial Roots” a great experience for every BRAINSTORM fan.

Many “Memorial Roots” songs are part of our Live set list ever since. Over the years we received a lot of fan feedback regarding this release especially. Many of you told us that you like the songs but overall wish the album to sound more powerful and aggressive.

For all BRAINSTORM members, being close to our fans is an integral part of what the band is about since day one. And so we are more than happy to give you what you asked for: in collaboration with our longtime-engineer Achim Köhler and our label AFM Records we took on this exciting project – to make the album sound like it deserves! “Memorial Roots” was a very important time for us; not only because it was the first release for the current line-up. We’ve toured Mexico for the first time back then, as well as many festivals in Europe and the US.

We love what we do and we do what we love. That’s why we are so proud today to give you “Memorial Roots (Re-Rooted”).

This one’s for YOU… (and your neighbors)… SO PLAY IT LOUD!

Andy & Todde”

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Source:

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https://www.afm-records.de/de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BRAINSTORM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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