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ACCEPT – Classic Album Re-issues as “Platinum Editions” Out On April 14th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 8, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Metal history gets an upgrade! The legendary first four classic albums by ACCEPT will be available as CD re-releases (in Digipak format) on April 14th. These re-issues were compiled in close collaboration with original Accept vocalist Udo Dirkschneider (official) (U.D.O./ DIRKSCHNEIDER).

The booklets include the song’s lyrics, old photos from the archives and liner notes by Udo*; “I’m A Rebel”, “Breaker” and “Restless And Wild” in addition have exclusive (live) bonus tracks, performed by Dirkschneider.

* The “Accept” album instead of written liner notes includes an audio-recorded interview with Udo in which he gives insight on the foundation of the band.

* PLEASE NOTE! These “Platinum Edition” re-issues will only be available in North & South America, Asia, Russia, Turkey and the Baltic Countries.

Pre-order here:
http://shop.afm-records.de/search?sSearch=accept

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Source:

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

LONG LIVE ACCEPT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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RAVENEYE – Announced As Special Guests On KISS EUROPEAN TOUR

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 6, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Raveneye / Shot in Camden Town, London / Rob Blackham / http://www.blackhamimages.com

UK Rock trio RavenEye are thrilled to announce they have been invited to tour Europe as Special Guests of KISS, one of rock’s most notorious and influential bands. They have also been added as Special Guests on the Hellyeah UK tour in April.  The band was recently added to the Download festivals in Spain and France, as well as Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Festival.

Since releasing their wildly successful EP, Breaking Out, and debut album ‘NOVA, RavenEye has toured globally, supporting Slash, Deep Purple, The Darkness and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international Rock festivals such as Download Festival (UK), Hellfest Open Air Festival (France), Azkena Rock Festival ARF (Spain), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Louder Than Life (U.S.), Aftershock Festival (U.S.), Maximus Festival (Brazil and Argentina) and  most recently the Shiprocked Cruise 2017. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a ‘must see live’ band.

“This could be the start of something very big indeed” – Classic Rock

“Blues rock riffs that slither their way into your brain” – Kerrang

“Hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck hard rock epic you’ll thank yourself for finding” – The Sun

“Keep an eye on Raveneye. They are organic, raw and I hear a real ‘70s influence with these guys.  When a band like this nails it, you never forget it. Wait for that riff in the middle of the song.”     – Nikki Sixx

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When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25-year-old, Oli Brown, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani, and been hailed by Mojo as “the hottest young pistol in British blues” and Classic Rock Magazine describing  him as “one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today.”  RavenEye’s live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.

RAVENEYE CONFIRMED DATES 2017:

April 7 – Manchester, UK (Club Academy)*

April 8 – Glasgow, UK (The Garage)*

April 10 – Leeds, UK (Leeds University Stylus)*

April 11 – Norwich, UK (Waterfront)*

April 13 – London, UK (O2 Islington Academy)*

April 14 – Bristol, UK (Thekla)*

April 15 – Nottingham, UK (Rock City)*

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May 1 – Moscow, Russia (Olympiski)**

May 4 – Helsinki, Finland (Hartwell Arena)**

May 6 – Stockholm, Sweden (Tele2 Arena) **

May 7 – Oslo. Norway (Spektrum)**

May 10 – Gothenburg, Sweden (Scandinavium)**

May 12 – Dortmund, Germany (Westfallenhalle)**

May 13 – Stuttgart, Germany (Schleyerhalle)**

May 15 – Torino, Italy (Pala Alpitour)**

May 16 – Bologna, Italy (Unipol Arena) **

May 18 – Munich, Germany (Olympiahalle)**

May 20 – Brno, Czech Republic (Bvv- Outdoor)**

May 21 – Vienna, Austria (Stadthalle) **

May 23 – Frankfurt, Germany (Festhalle) **

May 24 – Rotterdam, Holland (Ahoy)**

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June 9 – Download Festival, Paris France

June 22 – Download Festival, Madrid, Spain

June 30 – Plovdiv Music Fest, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

*Special Guests of Hellyeah

**Special Guests of KISS

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RavenEye are:
Vocals, Guitar – Oli Brown
Bass, Synth, Vocals – Aaron Spiers
Drums – Adam Breeze

Album is available now:

http://radi.al/NovaRavenEye

http://radi.al/NovaiTunes

http://radi.al/NovaAmazon

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Website: raveneyeofficial.com

* Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RAVENEYE.

Stone.

Finnish Extreme Metal Band A LIE NATION To Release New EP In April!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 6, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Finnish Melodic Extreme Metal quintet A Lie Nation will release their second EP, called “Begin Hate”, April 5th 2017 via Inverse Records.

“Begin Hate” is rough, yet melodic, Extreme Metal with an original touch that fuses elements from Black and Death Metal with rock-like straightforwardness. The four song EP is a study of negative mindscapes of the human species and it spans from extreme aggression to apocalyptic and self-destructive atmospheres. Heavy hitting rhythms and razor sharp vocals are balanced out with intriguing melodies and smoothly grinding bass lines. “Begin Hate” does not bow to anyone or anything, but is sure to leave a mark with its energetic destructiveness.

“Begin Hate” was recorded during the year 2016 at Oulu, Finland. Recording, mixing, mastering and the cover art has been fully produced within A Lie Nation.

An official video “Shooting The Messenger” is available here:
https://youtu.be/ghNkztlf0uQ or below:

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Track list:
1. Rot of the Spirit
2. Shooting the Messenger
3. Into Black Divine
4. A Burn Afar

Members:
Markus Leinonen, drums
Joonas Kokkoniemi, bass guitar
Joni Moisanen, guitar
Miikka Pyykkönen, vocals
Jussi Tuomisto, guitar

Discography:
Begin Hate EP (2017)
Human Waves EP (2015)

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* For more A LIE NATION:

https://www.facebook.com/alienationofficial
http://alienationmetal.com
https://twitter.com/alienationmetal
https://www.instagram.com/alienationband/
https://alienationmetal.bandcamp.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE A LIE NATION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN – “World On Fire” Tour Begins In May!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on March 5, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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NORTH AMERICA!!!

Following the overwhelmingly positive reception to his latest album, WORLD ON FIRE, critically acclaimed guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen is announcing the supporting WORLD ON FIRE Tour! Yngwie and his ensemble of top-tier musicians will perform pieces from the legendary neo-classical stylings of RISING FORCE (1984) as well as songs from the fierce WORLD ON FIRE, and material from everything in between.

Yngwie Malmsteen last toured the States in 2016 on the GENERATION AXE tour alongside Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi, playing to over 70,000 people over 27 dates.

Now, Yngwie Malmsteen is hitting the road once again, and the WORLD ON FIRE Tour promises to be one of his most explosive yet!

(05.05.17) Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
(05.10.17) New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
(05.11.17) Newton, NJ – Newton Theatre
(05.16.17) Montreal, Canada – Corona Theatre
(05.20.17) Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
(05.21.17) St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
(05.23.17) Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
(05.28.17) San Diego, CA – House of Blues
(06.01.17) Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
(06.02.17) Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
(06.04.17) Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theatre
(06.06.17) Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
(06.09.17) Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
(06.10.17) Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

More dates to be announced soon! Get your tickets today at https://www.yngwiemalmsteen.com/tour/

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Source: Official Yngwie Malmsteen

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

METAL CHURCH – RAT PAK RECORDS Set To Release METAL CHURCH “CLASSIC LIVE”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 4, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release “Classic Live” via Rat Pak Records on April 28, 2017. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof, this special edition release features nine classic Metal Church songs recorded live on their 2016 tour and also includes a special bonus track; a powerful new studio version of “Fake Healer” that features a duet with Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre.

Comments guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof; “This album not only commemorates the reunion between Mike and the band, but it also pays tribute to some of the more popular songs of that era. It’s really cool to see so many old fans and new fans of all ages enjoying these classics as we perform them live, so it only made sense to release this”. Mike Howe adds “It’s an honor to be back and it makes me very happy to see that almost 3 decades later, fans are still enjoying these songs!”

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On the subject of the “Fake Healer” duet with Todd, Mike Howe comments, “The idea came from the owner of our label Rat Pak Records (Joe). It was his idea to record this as a duet with Todd. It’s an amazing version and I think fans will be very surprised at how good it sounds!”

Queensrÿche singer Todd La Torre further comments, “Having been a fan of Metal Church since my early teens, never in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined that the great Mike Howe would re-join the band! Getting the opportunity to record a duet to the track Fake Healer was beyond amazing!”

Comments guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof; “This album not only commemorates the reunion between Mike and the band, but it also pays
Metal Church Classic Live is currently available for pre-order via the Rat Pak Records website in various bundles including vinyl, signed CD’s and t-shirts and can be found at: www.ratpakrecords.com/metal-church

TRACK LISTING:
01. Beyond the Black (Live)
02. Date with Poverty (Live)
03. Gods of a Second Chance (Live)
04. In Mourning (Live)
05. Watch the Children Pray (Live)
06. Start the Fire (Live)
07. No Friend of Mine (Live)
08. Badlands (Live)
09. Human Factor (Live)
10. Fake Healer (Bonus Studio Track) featuring Todd La Torre of Queensrÿche
11. Badlands (2015 Studio Version) *VINYL VERSION ONLY*

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE COOL BUNDLES

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CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

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Source: Rat Pak Records

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL CHURCH.

METAL CHURCH F’N RULES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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SLAYER – Headlining Tour With LAMB OF GOD And BEHEMOTH Begins July 12th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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SLAYER will be headlining around twenty dates this summer. With Special Guests Lamb of God and Behemoth, the tour starts on July 12th in Bemidji, MN and wraps up in Phoenix, AZ on August 20th.

JULY
12 Sanford Center, Bemidji, MN
13 Rock Fest 2017, Cadott, WI (Slayer and Lamb of God on this bill)
15 Rock USA 2017, Ford Festival Park, Oshkosh, WI (Slayer and Lamb of God on this bll)
16 Chicago Open Air Festival, Toyota Park, Chicago, IL (Slayer, Lamb of God and Behemoth on this bill)
18 Express Live!, Columbus, OH
20 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
21 St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, FL
23 Electric Factory Outdoors, Philadelphia, PA
25 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
27 Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
28 Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
30 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

AUGUST
1 Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS
2 1stBank Center, Denver, CO
4 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
5 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
9 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
11 The Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
12 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
14 Encana Events Center, Dawson Creek, BC CANADA
15 SMS Equipment Stadium, Fort McMurray, AB CANADA
17 KettleHouse Amphitheater, Missoula, MT
19 Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
20 Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ

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Source: Facebook Slayer

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE LAMB OF GOD.

LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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JAMMING WITH WATERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS: JAMMING FOR A CAUSE

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 3, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Vancouver, BC / Miami, FL / Hannover, Germany – March 3, 2017

Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise set sail
February 2-6, 2017, marking the seventh consecutive sellout for 70000TONS OF METAL™. Priding themselves as being an International Heavy Metal Family at Sea, 70000TONS OF METAL™ 2017 sailed with Metalheads from an astounding 74 different countries who enjoyed a luxury Caribbean cruise leaving from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Labadee, Haiti and back.

With 61 acts representing practically every genre of Metal, playing 123
shows across 4 stages, 70000TONS OF METAL™ has been noted as the biggest and best Heavy Metal Cruise, with one of the highlights being Jamming With Waters In International Waters. Hosted by Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR, the official 70000TONS OF METAL™ All Star Jam once again wrote a new chapter in Heavy Metal History when a spectacular lineup of the musicians on board 70000TONS OF METAL™ 2017 teamed up to perform classic Metal Anthems!

Prior to sailing there was a lot of online discussion amongst Sailors about
what they could do to provide aid to those in need in Haiti, which inspired
the crew at 70000TONS OF METAL™ to make their own contribution – they will be auctioning off a very unique Michael Schenker 2004 model Dean Guitar, which was signed by the world-class artists who participated in the jam:

Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE), Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), Jeff Waters / Fabio Alessandrini / Rich Hinks / Aaron Homma (ANNIHILATOR), Charlie Benante / Frank Bello / Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Ben Ash (CARCASS), Mark Osegueda / Will Carroll (DEATH ANGEL), Lisa Cuthbert (DRACONIAN), Jon Gallagher (DYING FETUS), Van Williams (GHOST SHIP, OCTAVIUS), Axel Ritt (GRAVE DIGGER), Bobby Blitz (OVERKILL), Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY), Fabio D’Amore (SERENITY), Rich Ward (STUCK MOJO), Alex Skolnick / Steve DiGiorgio / Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT), Thomas Vikström / Linnéa Vikström (THERION), Russ Bergquist (TOUCH THE SUN), and Steven Wussow / Philip Restemeier (XANDRIA).

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All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the people of Haiti via Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a nongovernmental, nonsectarian, and not-for- profit humanitarian aid organization with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies by delivering medicines and medical supplies to people in all 50 U.S. states and in 80 countries. Since 2010, Direct Relief has provided over $204 million in critically needed medical aid to over 200 healthcare facilities and
organizations caring for Haiti’s most vulnerable communities. For more
information about Direct Relief please visit www.directrelief.org.

The 70000TONS OF METAL™ Dean Guitar Auction for Haiti will begin March 5, 2017 at 2PM Eastern time, running until March 12 at 3PM Eastern time – From Europe this is 20:00 CET, or 19:00 GMT.

For more information and to submit your bid, please visit this location:
http://70000tons.com/lists/lt.php?id=Z0sFB00FCgJLAwpQB10

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

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