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GHOST SEASON – Debut Album “Like Stars In A Neon Sky” Out 1/27 On Pavement Entertainment

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 14, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Athens-based Alternative Metal band GHOST SEASON will release its debut album, Like Stars In a Neon Sky, on January 27 via Pavement Entertainment.

The album was co-produced by vocalist J.Loren Wince, from alt-rockers HURT.

“This is what we were waiting for,” said bassist Dorian Gates. “Over the last year we have put our hard work to make this album get to you. And we are blessed and honored to have by our side J Loren from Hurt and the guys at Pavement Entertainment.”

Guitarist Nick Christolis adds: “We blended in our music all of our influences: old meets new, classic meets modern. Thoughts turn into music, music becomes food for thought.”

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The twelve-track beast follows the band’s 2014 EP Ghosts Like Her and includes the single “Break My Chains,” which was released in December 2015. Like Stars in a Neon Sky also features an adrenalized rendition of Savage Garden’s pop hit “Break Me Shake Me.”

Revolver Magazine will help give GHOST SEASON a proper introduction to Metal fans with the exclusive premiere of the video for “Fade Away,” set to post on the album’s January 27 release date.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

www.ghostseason.com

www.facebook.com/GhostSeasonMusic

Twitter: @GhostSeasonBand

Instagram: @ghostseasonmusic

www.pavementmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GHOST SEASON.

Stone.

Ron Keel’s Heartfelt Statement On His Wife Renee’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis – How We Can All Help

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, world news with tags , , , on January 9, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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photo credit: http://ronkeel.com/index/

As reported on http://ronkeel.com/statement/ on December 30th, 2016:

Many of you already know my wife/partner/best friend Renee Keel has been diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. She will undergo 4-6 months of chemo which begins next week, followed by extensive surgery including a mastectomy.

We are so very thankful for all the kind words, support, love and outpouring of prayers and well wishes that have come our way.

Renee is the strongest and toughest woman I’ve ever known, and we both remain positive as we begin this battle together. Since we met, she has been my strength and inspiration – if she hadn’t come into my life when she did, there would have been no KEEL reunion, no “Streets of Rock & Roll,” no Metal Cowboy. Now I have the opportunity to prove myself worthy of her love and support.

I plan to aggressively apply all my energy and resources to her treatment and recovery. Obviously I have adopted a new hairstyle to show my support and as a physical and visual representation of what this means to me.

In the weeks and months to come I will be doing everything I can to generate revenue to help pay the massive medical expenses that are quickly piling up. I will be liquidating most of my primary assets, from our Nevada property (10 acres in the Sierra Nevada Mountains) down to every last $5 autographed 8×10 photo I can sell – and everything in between. I will be launching and releasing new musical products, merchandise, and selling unique vintage memorabilia from my career collection. So when you see me online pimping my products and personal items, you’ll know why.

Our dear friends at Hoy Trial Lawyers, where Renee has been working part time these past few months, have stepped up to lead the charge by establishing the Renee Keel Benefit Account/Cancer Fund for those who wish to help. They’ve made it super easy: you can donate by PayPal directly by CLICKING HERE (or login to your PayPal and send to reneekeelcancerfund@yahoo.com) – and you can walk into ANY US Bank in the country, coast to coast, and just deposit directly into the “Renee Keel Benefit Account” – you won’t need the account number or any other details. Scott and Char Hoy have generously offered to match the first $5000.00 with a donation from Hoy Trial Lawyers and Renee and I are forever grateful for their friendship and compassion.

I also plan to work my ass off on stage and off, doing every gig, session, or appearance that makes sense. I will carefully juggle any travel dates around Renee’s condition and treatment. So whether it’s BHB, solo acoustic shows, Keel, or the Metal Cowboy serving as DJ for your wedding reception, I’m going to do whatever I can do. The music will not stop, because she wants me to do what I do – it makes us money and it makes me happy, which in turn makes her happy.

I will also of course be continuing as your Master of Mid-Day Mayhem on KBAD 94.5 Monday-Friday at 10 AM CST, rocking your radio harder and better than ever. I will miss time here and there to be with Renee on the tough days – like next week when her chemotherapy starts – and I thank my amazing co-workers at KBAD for their support and for covering for me on those days.

My endless appreciation goes out to all the fans who have given me the chance to entertain you while living my dream and finding the love of my life. It’s good to know you’ve got my back while Renee and I begin this fight.

MetalOdyssey

God Bless Renee And Ron Keel.

Stone.

A PERFECT CIRCLE – Announce Spring Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on January 9, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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BAND HELMED BY MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN AND BILLY HOWERDEL EMBARK ON FIRST NATIONAL TOUR IN SIX YEARS

Jan. 9, 2017, LOS ANGELES – A Perfect Circle will trek across North America this Spring in the outfit’s first tour since 2011, with the month-long outing kicking off at The Pearl in Las Vegas (April 7 and 8).
The band previously announced a May 7 performance at the Hollywood Bowl as well as a trio of festival dates: Welcome to Rockville (April 29), Fort Rock (April 30) and Carolina Rebellion (May 5).
The tour news arrives as the band begins work on their first new album since 2004’s eMOTIVe. “Getting back to writing music with A Perfect Circle is a great way to start the new year,” APC co-founder and guitar player Billy Howerdel said.
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Tour Dates:
April 7 & 8  Las Vegas, NV  The Pearl
April 10  Phoenix, AZ  Comerica Theatre
April 11  San Diego, CA  Open Air Theatre
April 13  San Francisco  Bill Graham Civic
April 14  Reno, NV  Reno Event Center
April 15  Salt Lake City  Maverik Center
April 17  Denver, CO  1st Bank Center
April 19  Kansas City, MO  Starlight Amphitheatre
April 20  St. Louis, MO  Chafietz Arena
April 22  Tulsa, OK  BOK Center
April 23  Grand Prairie, TX  Verizon Theatre
April 25  Austin, TX  HEB Center at Cedar Park
April 26  San Antonio, TX  Freeman Coliseum
April 27  Houston, TX  Smart Financial Center
April 29  Jacksonville, FL  Welcome to Rockville
April 30  Ft. Myers, FL  Fort Rock Festival
May 2  Atlanta, GA  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 3  Nashville, TN  Bridgestone Arena
May 5  Charlotte, NC  Carolina Rebellion
May 7  Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Bowl
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A Perfect Circle’s current line-up is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine).

Tickets for all non-festival shows are on-sale this Friday, Jan. 13 at 10 am local time. Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl show are on-sale now.

The band re-launched their website and webstore over the weekend, which can be viewed at aperfectcircle.com.

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE A PERFECT CIRCLE.

Stone.

WESTFIELD MASSACRE “Time To Rise” (Official Music Video) – Is Metal Odyssey’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on January 7, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE – Glory to the Metal Gods that Westfield Massacre formed as a band out in the grand state of California. Does their debut/self-titled album kick Metal ass? Yes. Has Westfield Massacre become one of my most favorite of Metal bands on planet Earth? Yes. Is there that one song from Westfield Massacre that psyches-me-out of complete control? Yes and the song is Time To Rise.

Stating the prior is an understatement; this song lyrically is my inspiration and calling card for 2017. One of my most cherished of songs during my lifetime; across all genres of music. You heard that right. Musically, Time To Rise is beyond incredible for my Metal soul. Whoa. Tommy Vext sings this song with such sincere emotion, it brings tears to my eyes and makes me wanna conquer every dumb-ass problem that gets in my way. Listen to and watch the official music video of Time To Rise, below! I hope you dig it as much as I do. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

WESTFIELD MASSACRE

Tommy Vext – Vocals
Ira Black – Lead Guitar
Stephen Brewer – Guitar
Erik Tisinger – Bass
Dio Britto – Drums

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Westfield Massacre – Debut album out now via Urban Yeti Records.
Merch and physical CD’s sold exclusively through Killer Merch: http://smarturl.it/WMKillerMerch

For more Westfield Massacre: Westfield Massacre

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WESTFIELD MASSACRE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KRYSTOS – Announces 3rd Album Release, “Lolth Domain” – EP Drops On February 28th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Thrash Metal band, Krystos from Boise Idaho, has announced the February 28th, 2017 release of “Lolth Domain”. This five song EP release follows a full length titled “Walk Through the Inferno” in 2010 and “Blood Magick” in 2013.

Billy Thornock, lead singer of Krystos, writes about “Lolth Domain” in their Dec 6, 2016 interview with Metalheads Forever: You can expect to hear, “Our signature sound, except MUCH more refined. Writing as a band has really started to click with us and we have felt more ‘on the same page’ with this release. In the past it was always 1 to 2 people working on the songs, but we are all started contributing together and really are trying to lock in a musical vision”. Their most recent interview on Metalhead Forever is located at: http://www.mhf-mag.com/content/interviews/krystos-interview/

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The previous two releases by Krystos has received airplay and press around the globe. “Lolth Domain” has been much awaited by radio, press and Metal fans alike. The album was produced by Blaine Johnston at A New Level Recording. “Lolth Domain” was mastered at Chris Kress Audio Services, best known for his work with Alicia Keys and Dave Mathews. Album artwork was designed by Uwe Jarling in Germany. Krystos has worked with this renowned artist in the past. “Lolth Domain”, will be available electronically on all major outlets worldwide on February 28th, 2017.

Krystos, known for dynamic and heroic Thrash Metal, has performed locally and toured the Western United States five times. Krystos has served as tour support and is a regular at opening locally for National Touring acts including SoulFly, Havok, Machine Head, Anvil and more. Krystos has performed on small and large stages alike and has headlined in regional festivals such as Rock the Mountain and Malone’s House of Metal Fest in Southern California.

Band members include; Billy Thornock on Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar, Dan Johnston on Backing Vocals and Lead Guitar, Adam Brimhall on Drums and Nick Lugo on Backing Vocals and Bass Guitar. Krystos is endorsed by Sinister Guitar Picks, Bubien Guitars, Labyrinth Drums,and is supported by Echo Eyes Entertainment.

More Krystos:

http://www.krystosband.com

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Source: Echo Eyes Entertainment

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KRYSTOS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

A METAL ODYSSEY Update And Hello 2017…

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on January 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Happy Metal New Year to all! 2016 was an exceptionally busy year for me; I changed my day job along with moving with the family once again. I also grieved for the loss of my Dad; he passed away on December 19th of 2015 and the carry-over of sadness was difficult. Our family move this time however, was to the city where we feel most comfortable and our new (1902) house instantly felt like its’ arms had wrapped around us with welcoming comfort and joy. Our last house felt like it hated our guts and I’m not fooling around by stating that.

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2016 kept me busy with many personal challenges to tend to besides the previous mentioned, subsequently I did have to cut back on posting for Metal Odyssey. It happens to the best of us. I look forward to posting a TON MORE than last year, with no life changing obstacles in my path as 2016 had… none that I can see at the moment, that is. Whoa.

As during previous years, I look forward to spreading the Gospel of Metal and Classic Rock in 2017. The 8th year Anniversary of Metal Odyssey will be on March 1st and you’re all invited for the Metal ride! I wish all my loyal subscribers and casual visitors to Metal Odyssey the very best of everything in 2017. Stay true to Metal and it will stay true to you. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

NIGHTMARE To Tour With CIVIL WAR This Spring – “Road To Victory Tour 2017”!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 1, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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From Loud Noise Productions:

We are proud to announce, in cooperation with Napalm Events, that NIGHTMARE and Civil War (the band) join forces on the ROAD TO VICTORY TOUR 2017

Both bands have released a brand new album in November and are now ready to hit the road, the road to victory.

Presented by: Rock Hard, Lords Of Metal, Metallian, Rock Tribune, metal.de, HARD FORCE and Radio Metal.

28-4 NL Leiden Gebr. De Nobel
29-4 NL Eindhoven Effenaar
30-4 BE Kortrijk De Kreun
1-5 FR Metz Guelard Plus
2-5 CH Zurich Z7
3-5 IT Brescia Circolo Colony
4-5 AT Munich Backstage
5-5 DE Nürnberg Der Cult
6-5 DE Weinheim Cafe Zentral
7-5 DE Hamburg Bahnhof Pauli

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NIGHTMARE.

LONG LIVE CIVIL WAR.

Stone.

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