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BRUCE CORBITT Public Memorial To Take Place March 9th In Fort Worth, Texas

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 14, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

A public memorial for former Rigor Mortis and Warbeast vocalist BRUCE CORBITT will be held on Saturday March 9th at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas.

CORBITT passed away on January 25th following an extensive and tireless battle with esophageal cancer. He was 56 years old. CORBITT was diagnosed in May 2017 and kept his family, friends, and fans up to date with the many trials and tribulations of his journey through regular open and honest Facebook Live updates. A true inspiration, CORBITT remained hopeful and determined even in the face of some of the grimmest circumstances and maintained his courage, drive, and positive nature though his final days.

Beyond playing a pivotal rule within the thrash/speed metal scene for over thirty years, CORBITT was a dedicated hearthealth advocate following the passing of Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia, who died of a heart attack in 2012. CORBITT, who himself struggled with heart disease, would go on to perform Rigor Mortis material with the band’s remaining members under the moniker Wizards Of Gore in tribute to Scaccia. CORBITT took home the Best Documentary Rotscar Award at Housecore Horror Fest 2014 for his Rigor Mortis Documentary Welcome To Your Funeral which documents the band’s earliest beginnings through their signing with Capitol Records in 1987 and had been working a book which will be released initially as a limited hardcore edition with all proceeds going to the support of the CORBITT family. Stay tuned for details.

Reads the public memorial page, “We will come together to celebrate and remember a great man who touched the hearts of so many people in this world. We will show our love and support for his wife Jeanna, his daughter Chyna, his stepson Lyric, and BRUCE‘s amazing mother Glenda. We will celebrate in the most beautiful way possible by honoring BRUCE‘s final wishes to make his memorial just the way he wanted it. Additional details on special presentations, guest musicians, and other surprises are still being worked out. Stay tuned and You Know Damn Well!”

BRUCE CORBITT Public Memorial:

3/09/2019 Ridglea Theater – Fort Worth, TX [info]

Doors: 5:30 pm
Memorial: 7:00 pm

Live performances requested by BRUCE:
Iron Jaw
Rabid Flesh Eaters
MCs:
Debbie Sexxton of 97.1 KEGL
“Thrashin” Alan of KNON Hardtime Radio

Eulogies by:
Scott Shelby
Thrashin’ Alan
Casey Orr
Harden Harrison

CORBITT played what he thought would be his final show with Warbeast — a special set at the annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Ceremony where the band was inducted into the 2018 Fort Worth Music Hall Of Fame — last July, at the time noting, I’m really excited and thankful to the Fort Worth Weekly for showing us this much appreciation. I’m proud that I’m even feeling good enough right now to be able to attempt it. But I do know my limitations and I will be careful. All I know is I get to experience that feeling of being on stage again… and that’s why I keep on fighting. Because good things do finally happen if you can just hang in there long enough. You know damn well!”

The performance was outstanding and CORBITT continued showing signs of improvement. So much so, the band had planned to release a special Warbeast EP celebrating his strength and determination. Warbeast would play another show in October as headliners of Vulgarfest 3 at the Ridglea Theater where CORBITT again patrolled the stage against all odds. Some weeks later however, doctors found the cancer had spread again and CORBITT‘s health went on a steady decline. In CORBITT‘s honor, Warbeast will be releasing a box set which will include audio of first live show under the name Warbeast as well as video of that final Warbeast performance. Details to be released in the weeks to come.

View a live dedication to CORBITT from Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals during a recent show in Santiago, Chile at THIS LOCATION.

CORBITT’s Warbeast bandmates reflect on his passing:

Scott Shelby: “BRUCE and I have been friends since the late ’80s and were early pioneers in the Dallas/Fort Worth metal scene and later joined forces to form Warbeast. BRUCE and I worked together as a team, or as he would say the dynamic duo. We both had a vision and our own skills to make it work and that’s how we did everything that you do in a band and it worked out great for us. Unfortunately, you don’t notice all the great things in a person until they die and what my friend did for Texas metal and our scene and branching out to the rest of the world is a huge loss in itself let alone all he did for others in need; doing many benefit gigs for various people… everything he and we did was done in a big style with flawless production! I could go on and on but all our peers in the business know what I’m talking about. There is a huge hole in my life, in our scene, and in the metal industry. He was a great man. I miss you, BRUCE. We had so much unfinished business. Rest in Beast.”

Joey “Blue” Gonzalez:BRUCE CORBITT was my bandmate one of my best friends. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his help and guidance. He will always be with me on and off stage. We all will continue to share the music he created so the world will never forget. CORBITT Forever.”

Drew Shoup: “I was 17 years old and it was 2012. I was still in high school at a small ski resort town in Colorado called Crested Butte. There was absolutely no metal there and when Down/Warbeast came to Denver (which was five hours away) I knew I had to go. I hadn’t ever seen either band; I just knew of them through following Housecore. That was the night that completely changed my life. After experiencing it I knew that THAT was what I wanted to do. Warbeast was so high energy and instantly became my favorite band. I was obsessed. Fast forward two years later and they had lost their guitar player. This was my chance. I moved all the way from Colorado down to DFW just to try out and join this band. It was so surreal jamming along with these dudes that I idolized (and still do). BRUCE brought in a 19-year-old kid and pretty much a complete stranger to join his band. I know he had so many other choices in this town that he could’ve picked but he gave me a chance and had faith in me. BRUCE made me feel so welcome in the Dallas scene and made me feel like a part of a family. He truly cared about people and he was a great man. He was always doing benefit shows in the scene and always involved. Watching him struggle and suffer in pain was the worst thing I’ve experienced yet. Nobody deserves to go through that. Especially someone like BRUCE. Playing alongside him and working with him was absolutely surreal and a dream come true. He was such a great bandmate, brother, father, son, singer, friend, and person in general. I would do anything to play one more show with him. I feel for his wife Jeanna, his daughter Chyna, and his stepson Lyric. BRUCE is immortal now through his music in Warbeast and Rigor Mortis. He will be missed by everyone. Rest In Peace, Batman.”

Warbeast released their Enter The Arena full-length in 2017 Housecore Records. The record — which featured Corbitt and Shelby alongside then-new-members guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud — was recorded at Philip H. Anselmo’s Nodferatu’s Lair, mixed by Mike Thompson at the Riff Factory, and mastered by Lee Russell. For physical orders go to THIS LOCATION. For digital orders and to stream the record in full, go HERE.

Source: Earsplit PR

REST IN PEACE, BRUCE CORBITT.

STONE.

WITCHKISS ANNOUNCE EAST US TOUR

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

New York doom band WITCHKISS are pleased to announce that they will embark on a tour of the Eastern United States this spring.

The band commented: “This Spring, as we emerge from our winter riff writing hibernation, we will be hitting the road with some new songs and a new bassist as well. We will be playing some killer shows with our friends in CASTLE, BACKWOODS PAYBACK, SHADOW WITCH, CLAMFIGHT and YATRA along with a slew of other bands that were looking forward to jamming with for the first time also!

Along this run we will be hitting a bunch of rad places we’ve played already, new spots in DC, NH, RI and NY and a stop at the New England Stoner & Doom Fest! We are Beyond Stoked! Hope to see you in the Spring!”

All dates will be in support of the band’s 2018 album The Austere Curtains Of Our Eyes which was released last year.

Listen to the album here: https://witchkiss.bandcamp.com/

Tour Dates:

April 24 – The Anchor – Kingston, NY

April 30 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

May 01 – Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC

May 02 – The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY

May 03 – New England Stoner & Doom Fest – Jewett City, CT

May 04 – News Cafe – Pawtucket, RI

May 05 – The Bungalow Bar – Manchester, NH

June 06 – Ralphs Rock Diner – Worcester, MA

June 07 – Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME

June 08 – Dusk – Providence, RI

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE WITCHKISS.

STONE.

BABYLON SHAKES – Release New Video

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

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Taken from the bands new album ‘Exile to the Velveteen Lounge’, sleaze powerhouse BABYLON SHAKES and HighVolMusic have released a new video for the track ‘Making a Million’.

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Track Listing:

“Making A Million”

“Sunset Striptease”

“Sin Parade”

“No Pictures Please”

“Velveteen Libertine”

“Silver Tongue Devil”

“Hardtimes”

“Die Pretty”

“Star In Your Eyes”

“Motel Lights”

BABYLON SHAKES – Tour Dates:

3/2/19      Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
3/8/19      Hermitage, TN @ Shooters
3/29/19    Atlanta, GA @ Firehouse at Center Stage Atlanta
4/6/19      Newark, DE @ Halftime Sports Bar & Music Venue
5/2/19      Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
5/11/19    Westville, NJ @ Hot Shots

For more information visit www.highvolmusic.com

LONG LIVE BABYLON SHAKES.

STONE.

FRENZY – Debut Album ‘Blind Justice’ Out Now On Digital Format And Streaming

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 4, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Madrid (Spain) – Blind Justice, the debut album from traditional heavy metal rockers and comic book fanatics FRENZY, is out now on all major digital platforms and streaming its entirety. The album will be available on CD and vinyl formats in the near future via Underground Power Records.

Stream/Purchase Blind Justice

frenzymetal.bandcamp.com/album/blind-justice

Self-admitted Heavy Metal and Comics fanatics and fronted by U.S. born singer Anthony Stephen, FRENZY has successfully created a fresh approach to the traditional style accompanied by great lyrics focused on comic books and graphic novels such as Daredevil, From Hell, The Killing Joke, Silver Surfer, X-Men, and others. This band truly is the perfect union of Heavy Metal and Comics, combining the “larger than life” and epic aspects of Heavy Metal with those of the Comic Book classics, as well as the urban culture common to both worlds. Those elements together form the FRENZY universe.

The graphic artwork of Mike Mora (Heavy Metal Magazine) and Javier Pastor (Evil Rite) on Blind Justice (complete with 16-page booklet in comic book style) is the perfect match for this music, resulting in a holistic listening experience.

“Save Me” (Official Video)

“From Hell” (Lyric Video)

FRENZY ARE:

Anthony Stephen – Vocals

Angel Muñoz “Choco” – Bass

Víctor Díaz – Guitars

Luis Pinedo – Guitars

David Ontanaya – Drums

FRENZY Bio:

Born in Madrid in 2015, the Spanish Heavy Metal band released their debut Lethal Protector EP in 2016, receiving great feedback and praise from press and fans. They have played all over Spain, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands since then… including prestigious festivals like Harder Than Steel, Pounding Metal Fest, Heavy Sound Festival and Heavy Metal Maniacs, to name a few.

Blind Justice – Track Listing:

Blind Justice

From Hell

Killing with a Smile

Save Me

Twilight of the Sapiens

We are the Future

Velocity

Mad Ball

Waiting on your Call

Annihilated by my Sound

Shred or Die

MORE FRENZY:

facebook.com/frenzymetal/

Frenzy Spotify

instagram.com/frenzyheavymetal/

Frenzy YouTube

underground-power.de

facebook.com/undergroundpowerrecords/

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE FRENZY.

STONE.

METALITALIA.COM FESTIVAL 2019: Dates And First Bands Confirmed!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 3, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

The Metalitalia.com Festival team – Metalitalia.comVertigo and Eagle Booking Live Promotion – are very proud to reveal the dates and the first confirmed acts of the 2019 edition of the festival, which will take place once again at the Live Music Club in Trezzo sull’Adda (Milan), Italy.

This time the event will take place over two days in spring: on Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June.

We’re still working on various other things behind the scenes which we’ll bring to you in due course, including the side programme and of course the full line-up and day schedules. In the meantime, we’re extremely happy to be adding some cool bands to the festival with this announcement.

DAY 1 – Saturday, 1st June

The headlining act of the first day of the festival will be Sweden’s ARCH ENEMY! The Michael Amott led band, recently brought to the apex of his success by the charismatic singer Alissa White-Gluz is without a doubt one of the leaders of the modern thrash-death metal scene. ARCH ENEMY will be joined by Italian symohonic death metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, who are about to release a new and highly anticipated album. The band will perform with an impressive production in an exclusive show on Italian soil. Never the most prolific of bands, nor the most well-known, nevertheless DARKANE have offered some of the most intelligent thrash-death metal throughout the years. For the occasion, the Swedish band will play their masterpiece “Rusted Angel” in its entirety!

DAY 2 – Sunday, 2nd June

The second day of the event will be fully dedicated to hard rock and classic metal. The bill will be topped by Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD: the band boasts a big following in Italy and they will come down to Milan for a very special show. Co-headliners of this second day will be Sweden’s HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, who are absolute masters at mixing sleaze, glam, metal and catchy choruses. Finally, we are proud to announce another piece of metal and rock history: Phil Campbell, the legendary guitarist of MOTÖRHEAD, who shared the stage with Lemmy for 32 years, will join us for an an explosive show based on recent cuts from his new album under the PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS banner and many MOTÖRHEAD hits!

Once again, please stay tuned for more details and news!

Metalitalia.com Festival

EAGLE BOOKING LIVE PROMOTION
www.eaglebooking.com

VERTIGOwww.vertigo.co.it

Facebook event HERE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

MEKA NISM Announce Tour Dates And Performance At Millenium Music Conference

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 1, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

L – R: Danny Arrieta (Guitar), Bobby Keller (Guitar), Meka (Vocals), Nick Colvin (Drums), Jarret Robinson (Bass)

New EP “The War Inside” Out Now!

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Orlando, Florida’s MEKA NISM confirms they will be performing at this year’s Millennium Music Conference/Showcase in Harrisburg, PA on February 21st and 22nd in support of their latest EP “The War Inside” released last year.

“We are very excited to be returning to the great state of Pennsylvania and playing in Maryland for the first time. The Millennium Music Conference/Showcase, in Harrisburg, PA, is an amazing opportunity for us to show what we got and what we can bring to the table. As an up and coming metal band, we believe this is a necessary step in finding our home with a label that is ready to take over the world with us, haha. We hope you all are prepared for what you’re going to witness on this tour, you will not want to miss it.” says lead guitarist Bobby Keller.

“The War Inside” EP is available at www.meka-nism.comiTunesGoogle PlayAmazon, and Spotify.

Show Dates:
2/21 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center – Event Page: 717 Entertainment Presents Meka Nism

2/22 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center – Music Conference Showcase – Event Page: 717 Entertainment Presents MMC with Meka Nism

2/23 – Sparrows Point, MD – Sparta Inn – Event Page: MEKA NISM at Sparta Inn

Music Video “Trailblazer”

Quick Facts:
– Played Breeding Festival in Flensburg, Germany in 2017.
– Opened Main Stage for WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 24 in April 2017.
– Headlined Local Stage at 3rd Annual Kink Music Festival.
– Ranked 2016 Orlando’s #1 Metal Band – Orlando Weekly.
– Toured with Avatar in 2016.
– Toured with Trapt and Otep in 2015.
– EP “The Shift” Named One of Top 34 Albums of 2015 – Unrated Entertainment Magazine.
– Single “From Out of Nowhere” Selected to Best of 2015 List – From the Depths Entertainment.

MEKA NISM‘s sound is powerful, metallic, aggressive, melodic, and in your face. They are a band that fires on all cylinders and with the most charismatic front-woman “Meka”; the band returned in 2018 with their new EP “The War Inside” – released on May 10th to follow their three previous releases “Live From The Machine Shop” (Live CD) (2016), “The Shift” (EP) (2015) and “The Dance At The End of The World” (EP) (2013). The band has supported legends like Mastodon, Gojira, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, Otep, In Flames and Jonathan Davis (Korn).

For more band info:
http://www.meka-nism.com
http://www.facebook.com/mekanismband

Source:

LONG LIVE MEKA NISM.

STONE.

MAGIC CIRCLE – Boston Heavy Metal Outfit To Release Third LP, “Departed Souls” Via 20 Buck Spin In March; Video For Title Track Now Playing

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 31, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Boston’s MAGIC CIRCLE returns with their triumphant third LP, Departed Souls. Ending a four-year gap since the band’s acclaimed Journey Blind LP, Departed Souls will see release through 20 Buck Spin. Ahead of its March 29th street date, the label has released a video created for advance single, the album’s opening song and title track, “Departed Souls.”

MAGIC CIRCLE‘s self-titled debut hit the true doom scene like a revelation in 2013. Without hype or hyperbole, the band effortlessly invoked fundamental rock and roll truths putting their own stamp on early heavy metal darkness. Joining 20 Buck Spin for follow-up Journey Blind, the bandagain offered that unmistakable classic sound with natural unforced evolution. On their third LP, Departed Souls, MAGIC CIRCLE presents an expansive hard rock vision, adorning their signature doom with seamless psych and prog ornamentation.

Departed Souls finds MAGIC CIRCLE delving more deeply into ’70s sounds, expanding farther outward from the primordial Iommic matter of their birth. Heavy Sabbathian riffs abound, but MAGIC CIRCLE opens up, stretches out, exposing different shades that recall the moody peaks and valleys of the classic hard rock LPs of that era. Acoustic twelve-string, tablas, and Fender Rhodes appear in lush moments of kaleidoscopic decadence woven into the fabric of the pounding elemental thunder. All the while, vocalist Brendan Radigan seals the deal as one of the premier heavy metal singers of the 21st century, delivering that Wagnerian dynamism and vigor that screams from the heavens and becomes thoroughly controlled in moments of quiet solemnity. The album was recorded and engineered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios, mixed by the band’s Chris Corry, and mastered by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham (Black Sabbath, Angel Witch, Saxon, Rory Gallagher).

Though all members are busy with other projects including Innumerable Forms, Sumerlands, Devil’s Dare, Stone Dagger, Lifeless Dark, Missionary Work, Pagan Altar live, and more, when these five men come together in the MAGIC CIRCLE, the chemistry and palpable rock exhilaration reminds us that this band isn’t one destined to die with the herd.

MAGIC CIRCLE has created a video for the LP’s opening song and title track “Departed Souls,” compiling live footage of the band with ritualistic, religious, and spiritual practices.

See MAGIC CIRCLE’s “Departed Souls” video RIGHT HERE and stream the track at all major digital providers including Bandcamp HERE.

20 Buck Spin will issue Departed Souls on LP, CD, cassette, and all digital platforms March 29th. Watch for preorders to be posted in the days ahead. If you regularly spin Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Trouble, Led Zeppelin, Rainbow, Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General, early Soundgarden, Judas Priest, Witchcraft, and Saint Vitus, become a part of the MAGIC CIRCLE.

The band will play select festivals and shows throughout 2019, with a performance at Hell Over Hammaburg in Germany on March 1st confirmed. Watch for more information to be released in the weeks ahead.

MAGIC CIRCLE Live:

3/01/2019 Hell Over Hammaburg – Hamburg, DE [info]

Departed Souls – Track Listing:

  1. Departed Souls
  2. I’ve Found My Way To Die
  3. Valley Of The Lepers
  4. A Day Will Dawn Without Nightmares
  5. Nightland
  6. Gone Again
  7. Bird City Blues
  8. Hypnotized

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE MAGIC CIRCLE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

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