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BABYLON SHAKES – Sign With HighVolMusic

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Babylon Shakes – Vintage Sleaze

Sleaze rockers BABYLON SHAKES has signed a deal with HighVolMusic. Trashy 70s inspired glam hits the rock n roll gutter. Former Last Call Messiahs front-man and guitarist Chris Clark along with drummer Jeff Mortimer and bassist Gary Jordan have combined talents to create the sleaziest high class fashion disaster this side of Hanoi Rocks. Heavily inspired by Aerosmith, NY Dolls and all things rock n roll.

BABYLON SHAKES recently issued a self-released EP titled ‘Exile to the Velvet Lounge’ Volume One along with the video ‘Velveteen Libertine’. The follow-up Volume Two EP is currently being recorded and will be released via HighVolMusic. A full-length BABYLON SHAKES release is scheduled for 2019.

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LONG LIVE BABYLON SHAKES.

BABYLON SHAKES F’N ROCKS.

STONE.

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BATTLEROAR – Reveals Cover Art, Track Listing For ‘Codex Epicus’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on May 16, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Greek epic/power metal force BATTLEROAR has revealed the cover art and track listing for their forthcoming studio album, Codex Epicus. Due on June 15 via Cruz Del Sur Music, the Codex Epicus album art was created by Vagelis Petikas of Revolver Design.

The follow-up to 2014’s Blood Of Legends was recorded at Devasoundz Studios in Athens, Greece and features a guest appearance from MANILLA ROAD guitarist/vocalist Mark Shelton on the song “Sword of the Flame”, reprising a role he first took on with “The Wanderer,” which appears on BATTLEROAR‘s 2005 album, The Age of Chaos.

Comments BATTLEROAR guitarist Kostas Tzortzis: “Mark is one of my biggest musical influences, my mentor and my brother. I am lucky enough to know him personally for more than 16 years and we have shared many experiences in many different places on this planet! So, during the creation of this album, I found myself drained of inspiration, with a nice song on my hands half-finished, but with absolutely no idea how to get it done. Time was running out and I was getting desperate, so I thought of asking Mark for help. Mark has never failed me and this time was no different. He wrote the lyrics, created the vocal lines, sang them and he even added a guitar solo in the end of the song. The rest is history…”

BATTLEROAR will support Codex Epicus with extensive live shows across Europe.

Originally formed in 2000, BATTLEROAR‘s self-titled debut album was released in 2003. The band followed it up with The Age Of Chaos in 2005 before joining Cruz Del Sur for the release of 2008’s To Death And Beyond…

Track List

  1. Awakening the Muse
  2. We Shall Conquer
  3. Sword of the Flame
  4. Chronicles of Might
  5. The Doom of Medusa
  6. Palace of the Martyrs
  7. Kings of Old
  8. Enchanting Threnody
  9. Stronghold (CD Bonus Track – new version)

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* For more band/label info:

www.facebook.com/BattleroaR/

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/

LONG LIVE BATTLEROAR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

MASS DESTRUCTION FEST 2018 – Event Info

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Following the success of the inaugural version in 2017, MASS DESTRUCTION FESTIVAL will return to Atlanta for a second installment in November 2018. This year’s bill will span two days and include headliners TERRORIZER and NASTY SAVAGE.

Fest co-organizer Amos Rifkin commented:

“Our inaugural event was a huge step forward in establishing ourselves as a legitimate heavy metal festival, we hope to build on last’s year’s experiences and success and continue to grow this into something bigger and better every year.”

Co-organizer Cody Martin further commented:

“Last year was a dream come true for me and I had an absolute blast, a feeling that was palpable from the audience and bands alike! A second year was absolutely mandatory. We’re going full steam ahead.”

Preliminary line-up:

FRIDAY:
Nasty Savage (headliner)
The Chasm
FIN
Abysmal Lord 
Hellgoat
+ TBA

SATURDAY:
Terrorizer
The Accused AD
Kommandant
Perdition Temple
+ TBA

Pre-order tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/MDMF2018

More information will be announced in the near future. In the meantime go to Mass Destruction Metal Fest

Source:

Dewar PR

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

DORO “Forever Warriors, Forever United” – New Double Album Releases On August 17th, via Nuclear Blast!

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

From Nuclear Blast:

Forever Warriors, Forever United – 100 days to go until the release of DORO‘s highly anticipated new studio album. 100 days of waiting until the metal queen unleashes 25 (!) brand new songs, her first double album ever, upon the music world. But Forever Warriors, Forever United isn’t simply just a double album – it’s two new DORO records as one, which will be released as premium 2CD set and vinyl formats on August 17th, 2018 through Nuclear Blast.

On Forever Warriors, DORO channels her inner wild warrior, with tracks like ‘Bastardos’ or the first single ‘All For Metal’ (release: June 8th) affirming this. Her duet with Amon Amarth frontman Johan Hegg ‘If I Can’t Have You…’ is sure to bring any metal head to their knees. This is DORO like you’ve never heard her before!

Read more here: http://nblast.de/DoroWarriors

LONG LIVE DORO.

STONE.

STONEDEAF FESTIVAL – Debuts On August 25th 2018 – Bands Performing And Info You Need!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 7, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Whoa! Look at this inaugural Hard Rock festival called STONEDEAF! With SKID ROW headlining, the old-school Thrash & Metal attack of ANVIL, along with BLAZE BAYLEY leading WOLFSBANE, GRAHAM BONNET BAND, THE QUIREBOYS, CHROME MOLLY, MASSIVE WAGONS… this festival is gonna cause earth tremors in the UK that I’ll probably feel way over here in Ohio!! Metal Be Thy Name!! – Stone

STONEDEAF 2018 is on the 25th of August 2018 at Newark Agricultural Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Coddington, Newark NG24 2NY.

For any and all info on STONEDEAF, click on link below:

http://www.stonedeaffestival.co.uk/

LONG LIVE STONEDEAF.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

STONE.

WITHERFALL – To Enter Studio For Their Second Studio Album “A Prelude To Sorrow”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 6, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From the Witherfall facebook:

US epic Metal shooting stars Witherfall will enter the studio to record their eagerly awaited second album, entitled “A Prelude To Sorrow”, the successor of their highly acclaimed debut album “Nocturnes And Requiems”.

The band comments:

“Witherfall have finished writing and are deep into pre-production of our second LP. On May 15th Witherfall will head into the studio to self-produce our follow-up to “Nocturnes And Requiems”. Tracking and engineering wizardry will be handled by JJ Crews at Boogie Tracks Recording Studio in Panama City. The Compositions are both melodically violent and beautifully aggressive with a much Darker Tone than Nocturnes. More news to follow…”

Kristian Wåhlin who has painted the hauntingly beautiful cover artwork of “Nocturnes And Requiems” and who is known for his work for bands as King Diamond, Tiamat, Dissection (Official), The Black Dahlia Murder, and many others, is already working on the cover for “A Prelude To Sorrow”.

Witherfall’s second album is planned for a worldwide release on Century Media Records in early November 2018.

WITHERFALL:

Joseph Michael (lead/harmony vocals/keyboard),
Jake Dreyer (lead/rhythm and acoustic guitars),
Steve Bolognese (Drums/Percussion)
Anthony Crawford (bass)
Fili Bibiano (Guitar)

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

STONE.

LIZZY BORDEN – Returns With His First Album In 11 years, ‘My Midnight Things’

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , on April 23, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From the Lizzy Borden facebook:

For decades, Lizzy Borden has been one of theatrical rock’s top front-men. And on June 15th, Borden will issue his first album in 11 years, My Midnight Things, via Metal Blade Records. With the hard n’ heavy tracks of the album opening title cut “Obsessed With You” and “The Scar Across My Heart”, the extended layoff between albums has not dulled his desire to rock and shock.

“Although we have stayed busy touring all over the world, I missed being a recording artist. I look at the new album as a new beginning, I pushed the restart button on my career,” Borden comments.

The album can be pre-ordered (and the “My Midnight Things” lyric video can be viewed) via this link: metalblade.com/lizzyborden – where the record is available in the following formats:

–limited 1st edition Digipak-CD (includes bonus tracks)
–jewelcase-CD
–180g black vinyl
–clear pacific blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–clear burgundy marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–opaque cool gray marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Having signed a new contract with Metal Blade on the strength of three demo tracks, Borden opted to produce My Midnight Things himself, with Joey Scott as co-producer, who also handled all the drumming duties. “I knew what I was going for and had doubts that I could find a producer who would understand that,” Borden explains. “My approach is very different than what is happening in today’s current sound.”

The album was also mixed by Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Black Sabbath, Adele, U2) and mastered by Tom Baker (David Bowie, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Tom Petty).

Borden is planning on hitting the road shortly. “I’ve already started working on the ‘My Midnight Things‘ show, and I really can’t wait to play these songs live,” Borden adds. “There are so many talented players out there in the world, I know I will find the right musicians to be on stage with me in my touring band in the new show. And just based on what is being talked about so far, it will be the best show I’ve ever done. I really do feel a new excitement that I have not felt in years. The best is yet to come.”

My Midnight Things – track-listing:
1. My Midnight Things
2. Obsessed with You
3. Long May They Haunt Us
4. The Scar Across My Heart
5. A Stranger to Love
6. The Perfect Poison
7. Run Away with Me
8. Our Love Is God
9. My Midnight Things (Reprise)
10. We Belong to the Shadows

Lizzy Borden online:
https://www.facebook.com/Reallizzyborden
http://www.lizzyborden.com/
https://twitter.com/realLizzyborden
https://www.instagram.com/reallizzyborden

LONG LIVE LIZZY BORDEN.

STONE.

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