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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Announces November US Headlining Tour – Tickets On Sale Now!

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Nathaniel Shannon

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, icons of heavy metal, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, have announced a US headlining tour this Fall! The excursion kicks off on November 10th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and runs through November 27th in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Support will be provided by Spirit Adrift and The Native Howl. See all confirmed dates below and purchase tickets HERE.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Spirit Adrift, The Native Howl:
11/10/2022 Chelsea’s Live – Baton Rouge, LA
11/11/2022 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
11/12/2022 Snowblind Festival – Atlanta, GA
11/13/2022 Growlers – Memphis, TN
11/15/2022 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
11/17/2022 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
11/18/2022 The Queen – Wilmington, DE
11/19/2022 Granite State Music Hall – Laconia, NH
11/20/2022 Reverb – Reading, PA
11/22/2022 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/23/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/25/2022 Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
11/26/2022 Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
11/27/2022 The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI

Since forming in 1982, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has woven their distinct riffs deep into the fabric of heavy metal for over four decades. Across ten landmark, critically acclaimed albums, the band has continued evolving. From the early days of thrash to their more recent, blues-infused metal, the band has managed to progress with each release keeping fans and critics alike guessing.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s most recent full-length, No Cross No Crown, was released in 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded with longtime producer John Custer, the record marks the first studio recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade and, earning the #67 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #12 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart, and #3 on the Top Hard Music Albums Chart upon its first week of release, is the highest charting album of the band’s career.

Purchase No Cross No Crown at THIS LOCATION.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

Epic Heavy Metal Duo SORDID BLADE Releasing “Every Battle Has Its Glory” In October

Posted in classic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Swedish Epic Heavy Metal duo Sordid Blade will release full-length debut album Every Battle Has Its Glory October 14 on CD, vinyl LP, and digital formats via Gates of Hell Records.

The album’s first single, “Hidden Enthronement,” is available to stream at: youtu.be/CWW4gOuwiFs

“I view heavy metal as an art form.” It is this simple but impactful summation that spills into the music of multi-instrumentalist and Sordid Blade figurehead Niklas Holm. Formed in 2021 out of his desire to create an epic heavy metal band in the vein of Hammerheart-era Bathory, Manilla Road and Warlord, Holm issued Sordid Blade’s two-song MMXXI demo in 2021. It was an early indicator of Holm’s ability to meld heroic proto-metal with the style and persuasion of his primary influences. After a brief period of soliciting prospective labels, Sordid Blade found its rightful place on Gates of Hell Records for the release of their first full-length, Every Battle Has Its Glory.

Every Battle Has Its Glory was tracked over the course of a year with engineer Kim Ekwall Lattik, with drum recording provided by Magnus Jonsson at Milk Studio, who also mixed the album. The album marks the first appearance of drummer Micael Zetterberg, who joined Sordid Blade after the release of MMXXI. Together, Holm and Zetterberg tap into the broad, illustrious field of true, mid-paced anthemic metal, harnessing stout riffing and choice melodies to form a sound that remains faithful to the style’s storied past.

Line-up:

Niklas Holm: Vocals, Guitar, and Bass

Micael Zetterberg – Drums

Holm’s lyrics deal with existential themes and how the individual can gain strength by focusing on what’s really important in the world. His lyrics are driven by metaphor, developing a sort of “code” for the listener to decipher. Once they do, they will find a wealth of songs with deep, emotional subject matter that adds another layer of depth and intrigue to Sordid Blade. Even the instrumental “Kiolsvarf” is topical — it is a Swedish term to describe a family drowning at sea.

The Carl Larsson (1853-1919)-created cover art was the last piece to the Every Battle Has Its Glory puzzle. Zetterberg found one of Larsson’s paintings in a book and shared it with Holm. Holm knew the creation was the perfect choice — its dark style reflected the overall theme of the album.

It is by which this thoughtful depth and exploratory nature that Sordid Blade sets itself apart. The epic metal field is growing increasingly crowded, but for those in search of something with an emotional and personal atmosphere, there is no better choice circa 2022 than Sordid Blade.

Track Listing:

  1. Mordian Winds
  2. Unbreakable Bonds
  3. Mighty Old Star
  4. Hidden Enthronement
  5. Halfway to Heaven
  6. Kiolsvarf
  7. My Guarded Home
  8. Every Battle Has Its Glory
  9. Lonesome Rider

Pre-Order:

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BC: sordidblade.bandcamp.com/album/every-battle-has-its-glory

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Source: ClawHammer PR

Italian Heavy Metal Veterans CRYING STEEL Sign To Underground Symphony Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

New album scheduled for an early 2023 release

Italian heavy metal band Crying Steel have announced that they have signed to Underground Symphony Records for the release of their upcoming album.

The 5th studio album is scheduled to be released in January 2023 in deluxe digital format. Further information will be revealed soon. 

Underground Symphony is also based in Italy and is known to have released material from bands such as Sabaton, Labyrinth, Manilla Road, White Skull among others.

The band commented: “We are honoured to be joining Underground Symphony’s roster and have a feeling we will have a fruitful relationship. After being stuck at home during the pandemic lockdowns, we can’t wait to show you the new music we cooked up. Stay Steel!”

Crying Steel was formed in 1982 and is considered to be one of the very first heavy metal acts to come out of Italy. The band’s discography includes: Crying Steel (1985), On the Prowl (1987), The Steel is Back! (2007), Time Stands Steel (2013), Stay Steel (2018) and Steel Alive (2019).

Crying Steel will be performing at Boyler Fest, Bologna (17th September), Sheratan Live Club, Carpi (24th September), Metropolis Live Club, Frosinone (7 October) and Let it Beer, Rome (8 October) with more dates to be announced soon.

Crying Steel online:

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Underground Symphony Records online:
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Source: Dominic Athanassiou

INDUCTION – Progressive/Symphonic Power Metal Quintet To Release “Born From Fire” Full-Length On November 25th Via Atomic Fire Records – Preorders Available

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, Power Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Franz Schepers

Progressive/symphonic power metal quintet INDUCTION will release their sophomore full length, Born From Fire, on November 25th via Atomic Fire Records.

Notes guitarist and band mastermind Tim Kanoa Hansen. “We tried to deliver a good mix of big hits, great melodies, emotions, brutal anger, intricate riffs, and arrangements as well as making it a ton of fun while listening. We are sure this album will convince old and new fans alike of what INDUCTION means. We sincerely hope that everyone finds themselves in some of the songs.”

The record, which boasts twelve metal anthems in fifty-eight minutes, was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen and is graced by the cover artwork of Peter Sallai (Sabaton, Jinjer, Powerwolf).

Born From Fire will be available on CD, 2xLP vinyl, and digitally. Find special preorder bundles at THIS LOCATION.

Born From Fire – Track Listing:

  1. Born From Fire
  2. Scorched
  3. Fallen Angel
  4. Go To Hell
  5. Embers
  6. Order & Chaos
  7. The Beauty Of Monstrance
  8. Queen Of Light
  9. I Am Alive
  10. Ghost Of Silence
  11. Eternal Silence
  12. Sacrifice (Bonus Track)

Keep up with INDUCTION’s upcoming European live dates at their official website HERE and stream the band’s previously released songs on the streaming platform of your choice HERE.

Originally founded in 2014, INDUCTION left their first mark with first single, “The Outwitted Consecration,” in 2016 before completely entering the metal world by releasing their eponymous debut album in 2019. Its enormously positive reception even paved them the way to touring across Europe alongside Brazilian power metallers Armored Dawn in November of the same year. It was a notable career start for the quintet that was unfortunately halted by the pandemic leading to a break (at least on the live front) that wasn’t only used by the band to work on their sophomore album but also to renew their power.

INDUCTION:
Craig Cairns – vocals
Tim Kanoa Hansen – guitars
Marcos Rodriguez – guitars
Dominik Gusch – bass
Dominik “Dome” Zester – session drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

GNASH – To Release Debut EP “Shared Nightmare”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, ohio with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Sludge metal newcomers, GNASH, are preparing to unleash their debut EP, Shared Nightmare, on September 22nd.

Josh Richter of GNASH comments:

“I’ve never done a concept record before so I wanted to try to tell a story in great detail over an entire record rather than just one song. As dark and gruesome as the concept is, the underlying theme is the feeling of carrying around emotional baggage and trauma your whole life and the effects it takes on someone. Life is a heavy burden sometimes.”

Formed this year in Columbus, Ohio, GNASH has already established a powerful and unique sound, drawing influence from the depth of death metal, the raw emotion of black metal, and heaviness of sludge metal, the band’s debut EP, Shared Nightmare, is a profound and thought-provoking insight into the darkest reaches of mental health issues.

Shared Nightmare tells a tale of conjoined twins, where one half of the pair dies. The remaining twin must continue on in life, carrying with him a corpse he can’t be rid of. The EP is an exploration of what it means to bear trauma and the toll it takes after a lifetime of being weighed down by such inescapable feelings. 

Not for the faint of heart, prepare to be transported into a dark and chilling tale in GNASH’s debut EP, Shared Nightmare, coming September 22nd.

GNASH:

Josh Richter – Vocals

Nicky Richter – Guitar

Ethan Martin – Bass

Keenan McNeal – Drums

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/gnashmetal/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/gnashmetal

Source: C Squared Music

ELLEFSON-SOTO “Vacation In The Underworld” Studio Album Releases On October 7th, via Rat Pak Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

From Rat Pak Records:

In a partnership that has been years in the making, GRAMMY® Award winning bassist David Ellefson and acclaimed metal vocalist Jeff Scott Soto have joined forces for an all-new collaboration, Ellefson-Soto. The band follows the tradition of successful individuals that joined forces to create memorable music: David Coverdale & Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi & Glenn Hughes, Tommy Shaw & Jack Blades, Michael Sweet & George Lynch to name a few examples. The metal duo is joined by Andy Martongelli on guitar and keys and Paulo Caridi on drums to unleash their debut album “Vacation In The Underworld”. The album features eleven tracks and three bonus recordings that demonstrates why Ellefson-Soto are considered legends by many in the metal world.

From the fiery guitar lead of the album opener “Vacation In The Underworld” to the prog-metal fury of closer “Rise To Win,” Ellefson-Soto have created a debut that is sure to capture metal fans from all over the globe. Combining different styles of metal, songs like “Sharpen The Sword,” “The Revolution” and “Live To Die Another Day” showcase the various influences Ellefson-Soto have picked up over their four decades in music. Jade Etro from the Italian power metal band Frozen Crown makes a guest appearance on “The Day Before Tomorrow.” Steve Conley and Ken Mary from Flotsam and Jetsam perform on the title track “Vacation In The Underworld.” “Vacation In The Underworld” ignites an inimitable hybrid of thrash firepower, rock swagger, and anthemic arena-ready thunder. Official Worldwide Release Date is Friday, October 7, 2022.

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Vacation In The Underworld
  2. Like A Bullet
  3. Sharpen The Sword
  4. The Reason
  5. S.T.N.
  6. The Revolution
  7. Celebrity Trash
  8. Live To Die Another Day
  9. The Day Before Tomorrow
  10. Hercules
  11. Rise To Win
    BONUS TRACKS [CD, Digital & Download Card]
  12. Out Of The Blue
  13. Lone Star
  14. Writing On The Wall

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

GRAVE DIGGER – “Heart Of A Warrior” Video Teaser Released!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Rock Of Angels Records:

Taken from their upcoming album “Symbol Of Eternity” German Heavy Metal legends GRAVE DIGGER release their third single + matching video next week Friday, August 19th, 2022, check out the teaser here or below: https://youtu.be/HxmpXcBrRhk

Pre-order “Symbol Of Eternity” (out August 26, 2022): https://bit.ly/grave_digger_symbol_of_eternity

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Melodic Power Metal Act DRAGONLAND Releases Music Video Of Upcoming, New Album “The Power Of The Nightstar”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

More than ten years without a new studio album could be reason enough for a band to fall into oblivion, unless of course they left a lasting impression on their fans before their hiatus. In case of Swedish melodic metal masters DRAGONLAND, who have inspired their extensive following repeatedly since the release of their debut “The Battle Of The Ivory Plains” in 2001, the anticipation of new material has continued to grow from year to year since their 2011 release “Under The Grey Banner”. Finally, DRAGONLAND returns to the heavy music scene, with their brand new, colossal album “The Power Of The Nightstar” which is slated for a release on October 14, 2022 via AFM Records!

Following the previously-released, first single and album title track, now, DRAGONLAND shared a music video for a new song, “Flight From Destruction”, showcasing the album’s amazing range of wonderfully haunting, fast-paced melodic metal the band is known and loved for!

Watch DRAGONLAND’s brand new music video for ‘Flight From Destruction‘ HERE

Get the song on all digital platforms HERE!

“The Power Of The Nightstar” impressively illustrates, that DRAGONLAND continue to be among the most energetic and passionate bands of their genre. The album is not only the band’s longest and most elaborate record to date, it also documents a remarkable artistic development.

“The overall approach is a bit more cinematic sound-wise than our earlier releases,” keyboardist Elias Holmlid explains, adding: “Compared to ‘Under The Grey Banner’, the new album features more electronic elements while retaining and refining the symphonic parts. Fans of Dragonland will definitely recognize the songwriting style, which we’ve taken to even more epic proportions this time around, with dense choirs and maximized production values.”

DRAGONLAND‘s upcoming magnum opus was mixed and mastered by studio icon Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, and will be available on October 14, 2022 through AFM Records. The pre-sale has just started at THIS LOCATION!

“The Power Of The Nightstar” – track listing:

01. The Awakening
02. A Light in the Dark
03. Flight from Destruction
04. Through Galaxies Endless
05. The Scattering of Darkness
06. A Threat from Beyond the Shadows
07. Aphelion
08. Celestial Squadron
09. Resurrecting an Ancient Technology
10. The Power of the Nightstar
11. Final Hour
12. Journey’s End
13. Oblivion

Source: AFM Records

L.A. Heavy Metal Machine RESISTANCE Releases “Skulls Of My Enemy” On Pure Steel Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Cover Artwork by – Dusan Markovic

Los Angeles (CA) – Traditional Heavy Metal stalwarts RESISTANCE have released long-awaited new album Skulls of My Enemy on CD and digital formats via Pure Steel Records. Written and recorded during the darkest days of the pandemic, Skulls Of My Enemy offers eight new songs (plus the Intro) that are an ode to Heavy Metal.

Skulls of My Enemy is streaming on most major digital platforms, including YouTube and Spotify.

Purchase: puresteel-shop.com/RESISTANCE-Skulls-Of-My-Enemy_2

RESISTANCE have crossed swords once more to call down the thunder with their finest album to date. Skulls of my Enemy is an anthem-laced call to arms, which will rally the metal legions worldwide. RESISTANCE have captured the sound and energy of their live performance with a sonic battle cry from the stage straight through your skull. Skulls of my Enemy delivers on all things you expect from The Los Angeles Metal Machine.

Since their 2000 inception, RESISTANCE have become one of the standout bands carrying the torch of the NWOTHM. Through years of writing, recording and touring through North America, South America, Europe and the Mediterranean, RESISTANCE have forged and refined their brand of American Power Metal. The quintet has released four prior studio albums and have now ridden into battle with its fifth release on Pure Steel Records.

Skulls Of My Enemy was recorded at the band’s own studio, The Metal Room. It was mixed and mastered by Ronald Sandoval at Rev Studios in Chino CA.

Skulls Of My Enemy is the culmination of all things RESISTANCE and it will hit you like a hammer strike to an anvil! Hail to the Horns!

Track Listing:

  1. Call to Arms (Intro)
  2. Valhalla has Locked its Doors
  3. On Dragon Wings
  4. Earthshaker
  5. Nordic Witch
  6. Empires Fall
  7. Templar’s Creed
  8. Awaken the Necromancer
  9. Metallium

Line-Up:

Robbie Hett – vocals
Dan Luna – guitars
Nano Lugo – guitars
Paul Shigo – Bass
Matt Ohnemus – Drums

Source: ClawHammer PR

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ANTHRAX 40th Anniversary Tour With Black Label Society And Hatebreed Begins On July 26th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Stillborn Records:

Hatebreed, Anthrax & Black Label Society are coming to a city near you all of July and August! Grab your tickets NOW at anthrax.com.

WARNING!! Phoenix, Hollywood & Orlando are almost sold out! Grab your tickets now before they’re gone!

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 10th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 10, 1942 – Ronnie James Dio was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; his birth name was Ronald James Padavona.

On July 10, 1971 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa, Florida.

On July 10, 2004 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at ctnow.com Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. Into the Void
  5. Sweet Leaf
  6. Black Sabbath
  7. Snowblind
  8. Iron Man
  9. Children of the Grave
  10. Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 2nd

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 2, 1971 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Cleveland Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.

On July 2, 2016 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Tauron Arena in Kraków, Poland. This was during The End Tour.

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 1st

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 1, 1971 – BLACK SABBATH performed at St. Paul Auditorium in St. Paul, Minnesota. This was during the Master of Reality Tour.

On July 1, 1999 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Float-Rite Park Amphitheatre in Somerset, Wisconsin. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. After Forever
  5. Electric Funeral
  6. Sweet Leaf
  7. Into the Void
  8. Guitar Solo
  9. Snowblind
  10. Black Sabbath
  11. Iron Man
  12. Children of the Grave
  13. Supernaut
  14. Paranoid

LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – June 28th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On June 28, 1997 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On June 28, 2016 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Wiener Stadthalle (Hall D) in Vienna, Austria. This was during The End tour.

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

SILVER TALON – Touring With EXMORTUS And HATRIOT This July!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Silver Talon:

Hitting the road with EXMORTUS & HATRIOT next month! This will be our first tour since Dec. 2019, and we couldn’t be more excited. If you’re in the vicinity of the West Coast, then we hope to see you there!

7/5 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
7/6 Las Vegas – The Usual Place
7/7 Tucson, AZ – The Edge Bar
7/8 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
7/9 Gallup, NM – Juggernaut Music
7/10 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
7/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
7/12 Boise, ID – The Shredder
7/13 Seattle, WA – Funhouse
7/14 Portland, OR – Dante’s
7/15 Ukiah, CA – The Thirsty Axe
7/16 Reno, NV – Devastation in the Desert Fest – Virginia St. Brewhouse *no Hatriot
7/17 Santa Cruz, CA – Vets Hall
7/18 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery District

Album Cover art by noted fantasy artist Gerald Brom (Doom, Diablo, World of Warcraft)

LONG LIVE SILVER TALON.

HELLOWEEN – To Release New “Best Time” Vinyl Single On May 20th Via Atomic Fire – United Forces European Tour With HammerFall To Commence This Week

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Martin Häusler

HELLOWEEN will release a special vinyl single titled “Best Time” via Atomic Fire on May 20th. The single features a 2022 remix of its title track on side A as well as an exclusive alternative vocal remix of the song on side B.

Find “Best Time” preorders at THIS LOCATION.

Purchase the band’s 2021 self-titled full-length in various formats as well as other records and merchandise at the Atomic Fire Records webshop HERE.

HELLOWEEN’s “Best Time” single comes in celebration of the band’s awaited United Forces European tour with HammerFall, set to begin this Wednesday, May 4th, at Manchester Academy in the UK. The band’s full upcoming itinerary can be found below.

HELLOWEEN w/ HammerFall:
5/04/2022 Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK
5/05/2022 Brixton Academy – London, UK
6/23/2022 Hellfest – Clisson, FR*
6/28/2022 Papp László Sportaréna – Budapest, HU
6/29/2022 Gasometer – Vienna, AT
6/30/2022 O2 Arena – Prague, CZ
7/02/2022 Olympic Fields – Zvolenská Slatina, SK
7/16/2022 Metal Paradise – Fuengirola, ES *
8/27/2022 Ippodromo Snai San Siro – Milan, IT *

8/28/2022 Riverside Open Air – Aarburg, CH *
8/30/2022 L’Olympia – Paris, FR*
8/31/2022 Le Transbordeur – Lyon, FR*
9/08/2022 Verti Music Hall – Berlin, DE
9/09/2022 Donau-Arena – Regensburg, DE
9/10/2022 Brose Arena – Bamberg, DE
9/13/2022 013 – TilburgM NL
9/14/2022 Rockhal – Luxembourg, LU
9/16/2022 Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – Stuttgart, DE
9/18/2022 MCK – Katowice, PL
9/22/2022 Centro de Eventos Pedregal – San José, CR
9/24/2022 Arena CDMX – Mexico City, MX
9/27/2022 Coliseo General Rumiñahui – Quito, EC
9/29/2022 Movistar Arena – Bogotá, CO

10/02/2022 Estadio Luna Park – Buenos Aires, AR
10/04/2022 Movistar Arena – Santiago de Chile, CL
10/06/2022 Arena Eurobike – Ribeirão Preto, BR
10/08/2022 Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, BR
10/09/2022 Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, BR
10/13/2022 Arena Armeec – Sofia, BG
12/09/2022 Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, DE
12/11/2022 bigBOX – Kempten, DE
12/13/2022 The Hall – Zurich, CH
2/03/2023 Sant Jordi Club – Barcelona, ES
2/04/2023 WiZink Center – Madrid, ES
4/28/2023 Sentrum Scene – Madrid, ES
4/29/2023 Partille Arena – Gothenburg, SE
5/01/2023 Black Box – Helsinki, FI
5/02/2023 Noblessneri Valukoda – Tallinn, EE
5/05/2023 RuhrCongress – Bochum, DE
5/06/2023 Sporthalle – Hamburg, DE

  • No HammerFall

Visit/subscribe to HELLOWEEN’s official YouTube channel at THIS LOCATION and watch videos for “Out For The Glory,” “Skyfall [Single Edit],” “Fear Of The Fallen,” “Mass Pollution,” “Angels,” “Rise Without Chains,” “Indestructible,” “Robot King,” “Cyanide,” “Skyfall [Album Version]” and so much more!

Artwork by Eliran Kantor

HELLOWEEN:
Michael Kiske – vocals
Andi Deris – vocals
Kai Hansen – guitar, vocals
Michael Weikath – guitar
Sascha Gerstner – guitar
Markus Grosskopf – bass
Daniel Löble – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL.

SKULL FIST – Issues Track-By-Track Video Breakdown Of “Paid In Full” – Album Nears Release Via Atomic Fire Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

SKULL FIST’s impending new full-length Paid In Full will see release on April 22nd via Atomic Fire Records. In advance of the record’s official unveiling, today the band has issued a special track-by-track breakdown of the album. Watch band leader Zach Slaughter give insight into each of the eight songs comprising the offering (as well as an opportunity to get a sneak peek of the record in advance).

Watch the track-by-track video breakdown at THIS LOCATION or below:

View SKULL FIST’s previously release videos for “For The Last Time” HERE and “Long Live The Fist” HERE.

Paid In Full will be available on CD, vinyl in various color variants, limited edition boxset, and digitally. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION.

Since their steely inception back in 2006, dungeon keeper Zach Schottler (AKA Zach Slaughter) and his shredding band of reckless companions have released three classic heavy metal almanacs, have eaten more dust than is good for their health, have endured various hardships and propped up countless beers at countless bars in countless cities. But now, after fifteen years of metal and mayhem, Schottler is coming into his own with the proverbially titled Paid In Full album, a heavy metal wonder of the defiant middle finger variant.

Delivering tales of steel and legends from the underworld, Paid In Full was written at home, recorded at Vespa Studios near Toronto, and encompasses Schottler’s sonic efforts of the past two years. With heads held high, empty pockets, and enough gas to make the next show, SKULL FIST has won 2022. Don’t mess with the FIST. The FIST is the law!

Paid In Full Track Listing:

  1. Paid In Full
  2. Long Live The Fist
  3. Crush Kill Destroy
  4. Blackout
  5. Madman
  6. For The Last Time
  7. Heavier Than Metal
  8. Warrior Of The North

SKULL FIST:
Zach Slaughter – vocals, guitar
Casey Guest – bass
JJ Tartaglia – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE SKULL FIST.

SKULL FIST – Toronto Heavy Metal Trio Signs With Atomic Fire Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Sharon Ehman)

Toronto heavy metal unit SKULL FIST has more guts and balls than the police allow. Since their leg-busting beginnings in 2006, dungeon keeper Zach Schottler and his shredding gang of reckless accomplices have released three archetypal heavy metal almanacs, eaten more dust than is good for their health, endured hardships, and propped up countless beers in countless bars in countless cities. Now, after fifteen years on behalf of steel, the trio signs a worldwide record deal with Atomic Fire Records.

Schottler comments, “Pretty stoked about this. The world and music industry is sketchy as hell so its nice to be working with someone that isn’t considering stabbing me for a few bucks. Markus and Flori are rad dudes and so far, the rest of their team are genuinely more interested in music than dollars. It’s nice to see, so let’s see.”

Florian Milz, label manager of Atomic Fire Records, adds. “I’ve known Zach and the band for a long time and have worked with them in the past. I love their music and am very happy that we get to release the new upcoming album through Atomic Fire Records. The Fist is the law!”

The new SKULL FIST album will be released this April with further details to be announced in the coming weeks.

SKULL FIST Discography:
2006: No False Metal (Demo)
2010: Heavier Than Metal (EP, Self-Release)
2011: Head Öf The Pack
2014: Chasing The Dream
2018: Way Of The Road

SKULL FIST:
Zach Slaughter – vocals, guitar
Casey Guest – bass
JJ Tartaglia – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/SkullFistOfficial

http://www.instagram.com/skullfistofficialgram

LONG LIVE SKULL FIST.

Metal Warriors THOR Return To Hollywood For An Exclusive Show – Celebrate The Deluxe Re-Issue Of “ONLY THE STRONG”!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Los Angeles, CA – Muscle-bound superheroes THOR are set to fly to Heavy Metal’s very own Valhalla, Hollywood CA, on Saturday, May 24th, for an explosive performance at the Loaded club on Hollywood Blvd. This Vancouver outfit originated in the early ‘70s with body building champion and former Mr. USA Jon Mikl Thor and quickly gained a devout following thanks in part to the band’s elaborate and supremely entertaining live shows, which frequently featured Jon performing not just outstanding anthems of Metal but also astounding feats of strength; bending steel bars with his teeth and exploding water bottles with his lungs! Jon would go on to appear on the Merv Griffin Show in 1976, which led to a licensing deal with RCA and the release of THOR’s debut album Keep The Dogs Away the following year.

But it wasn’t until the group’s 1985 album, Only The Strong, that Jon Mikl & Co. really began to flex their muscles. Recorded in the UK, the album produced two British chart-topping classics, Let The Blood Run Red and Thunder On The Tundra, earning the band a truly international following. Now, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of its release, Deadline Music will offer a special deluxe CD/DVD edition of this metal masterpiece!

Billed as the COMPLETE THOR experience, this set includes the entire Only The Strong album along with several rare and unreleased bonus tracks PLUS an incredible 60 minute concert DVD capturing the band in live performances during their early ‘80s heyday, performing stunts and ripping through their best songs – all packaged in a gorgeous 8 panel digipak with a full color 16-page booklet!

Jon Mikl Thor enthuses: “I am ready to take the THOR visual and sound experience to the entertainment capital of the world! What better place to launch the Only The Strong CD/DVD deluxe edition! As the Superhero Thundergod of Rock N’ Roll, I promise a night of startling Metal and entertainment for all!”

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For venue information, visit: http://www.LoadedHollywood.com

LOADED Hollywood

6377 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood, CA  90028

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To pre-order the CD or vinyl on Amazon: http://georiot.co/lzs

To pre-order the digital album on iTunes: http://georiot.co/38MC

For the latest information on Thor, visit: http://www.thorcentral.com/

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

Cleopatra - Record Label Logo - promo - 2013

www.CleopatraRecords.com

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LONG LIVE THOR.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

TONGEREN METAL FEST, April 12th, 2014 – Featuring: ASPHYX, ANGEL WITCH, HERDER – Festival Trailer Streaming Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Tongeren Metal Fest - Angel Witch - Asphyx - 2014 - promo flyer

Belgium’s newest Metal festival, set to take place Saturday, April 12th, at De Velinx!

Full line-up for Tongeren Metal Fest 2014 revealed! Check out the festival trailer below! Whoa!

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TICKET INFO LINK:

http://bit.ly/1cpMS0p

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* For more info:

Website: http://www.tongerenmetalfest.be

Asphyx – Facebook

Facebook: Angel Witch

Herder – Facebook

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LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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