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HERMAN FRANK “Fight The Fear” – New Studio Album Releases On February 8th, 2019, via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

AFM Records are thrilled to announce the new HERMAN FRANK album Fight The Fear.

Introducing Heavy Metal veteran HERMAN FRANK to the crowd is just meaningless, like carry coals to Newcastle. The guitarist has been an integral part of the German metal scene since the early 80s. From ACCEPT to VICTORY to his solo project starting in 2009 and his work as a producer.

Fight The Fear, releases by AFM Records on February 8th, 2019 and is the fourth studio album of his band’s history.

Fight The Fear thrills with Herman’s guitar attacks, killer riffs and outstanding, powerful vocals with good hook lines and catchy choruses. A Teutonic Metal fireworks as it could not be better!

Track List:
1. Until The End
2. Fear
3. Terror
4. Sinners
5. Hatred
6. Hail & Row
7. Hitman
8. Stay Down
9. Rock You
10. Don’t Cross The Line
11. Are You Ready
12. Wings Of Destiny
13. Waiting For The Night
14. Lost In Heaven

The album will be available as Digipak, clear orange, gatefold 2 Vinyl (ltd. to 250 units) and black 2-gatefold vinyl which is available here: https://shop.afm-records.de/de/herman-frank/

LONG LIVE HERMAN FRANK.

STONE.

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AVANTASIA “Moonglow” – Releases On February 1st, 2019

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Here is the official press release of The record label:

The wait is finally over! Tobias Sammet is pleased to announce the release of the upcoming AVANTASIA masterpiece Moonglow on February 1, 2019 through Nuclear Blast. Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time round, Tobias worked not only with well-known faces such as Ronnie Atkins, Jørn Lande, Eric Martin, Geoff Tate, Michael Kiske or Bob Catley but also with new singers like Candice Night, Hansi Kürsch and Mille Petrozza who help to vitalize the new AVANTASIA record. Its cover artwork was created by Alexander Jansson.

Comments Tobias Sammet: “It’s alive! After more than two years of hard work – and what felt like 71 overnight shifts back to back recently – we’re ready to unleash Moonglow upon the universe. I believe it’s the most adorned and detailed album we’ve ever produced. Not over ambitious, but there is a lot of love for detail in there. AVANTASIA is the ultimate playground for a musician’s wildest fantasies to come true: Celtic elements, world music elements, big choirs, atmospheric stuff, amazing guest vocal performances and of course all that wrapped up in what I consider to be the typical AVANTASIA sound. Someone in the music business just told me that the embellished nature of the sound makes it hard to market it, it doesn’t fit in the contemporary musical landscape and “if you take a look around, no one really sounds like that.” – EXACTLY! THANK YOU! I can’t wait to release Moonglow, take my friends of the AVANTASIA family and hit the road for the big Moonglow World Tour.

Moonglow – Track List:

01. Ghost In The Moon
02. Book Of Shallows
03. Moonglow
04. The Raven Child
05. Starlight
06. Invincible
07. Alchemy
08. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
09. Lavender
10. Requiem For A Dream
11. Maniac
Bonus Track:
12. Heart

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For more band info: Avantasia

LONG LIVE AVANTASIA.

STONE.

QUEENSRŸCHE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “THE VERDICT” / BAND ANNOUNCES SPRING HEADLINE U.S. TOUR!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From Queensrÿche facebook:

Bellevue, Washington – October 29, 2018 – Rock icons Queensrÿche have just announced their newest album “The Verdict” out March 1st via Century Media Records. The band’s forthcoming release was produced, mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA. Pre-orders and formats will be announced soon. In the meantime, the band has a Pledge pre-order campaign currently running here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/queensryche2

“I’m extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record,” states Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre about The Verdict. “The relentless dedication and hard work of everyone involved has been very rewarding. I am excited and looking forward to it no longer just belonging to us, but belonging to the world. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!”

Michael “Whip” Wilton (guitar) adds: “The Verdict is the most metal and the most progressive record we have made in a long time. I couldn’t possibly be more excited for everyone to hear this.”

To support The Verdict, Queensrÿche have also announced their spring U.S. headline tour today with special guests Fates Warning. The Cringe will be joining both bands on select dates. The tour will kick off on March 2nd in Orlando, making stops in major markets such as New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles, and will wrap on April 3rd in Seattle. The band recently finished a run supporting SCORPIONS this past September. For more information on upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website here: http://www.queensrycheofficial.com/tour-dates/

The Verdict follows the bands most recent release, Condition Hüman, received rave reviews from outlets such as Loudwire, KNAC, About.com, and more. The 2015 release debuted on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart at #5 with over 14,000 units sold first week and 100,000 albums sold globally to date.

Queensrÿche have secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts in the industry, selling over 30 million albums around the world across in the span of their 30-plus year career. Queensrÿche’s stone cold classic debut full-length, The Warning, and the badass monster sophomore release, Rage for Order, reignited the flames of heavy, progressive, melodic hard rock and metal. With the release of the band’s third album, Operation: Mindcrime, catapulted the band into mainstream success, single-handedly redefining the concept album and charged into the Top 40. A precision collection of near-perfect songs pushed landmark masterpiece Empire to triple platinum.

“Silent Lucidity”, off of the fourth LP, earned the band their second and third Grammy nominations, plus five nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Queensrÿche picked up the Viewer’s Choice Award. Following the massive success of Empire, the band released, Promised Land, which entered the charts at #3 and became another platinum selling record. Adding to their successes, Queensryche have dominated Rock Radio with hits like “Jet City Woman”, “Another Rainy Night (Without You)”, “Real World”, “I AM I”, “Bridge”, and “Sign of the Times”.

Now, with the band’s 16th full-length album on the way, Queensrÿche is looking to continue to dominate the heavy metal scene.

QUEENSRŸCHE – HEADLINE TOUR DATES:

March 02 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live

March 03 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

March 05 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

March 07 – Baltimore – Sound Stage*

March 08 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun^

March 09 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*

March 10 – Worcester, MA – Palladium*

March 12 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

March 13 – Detroit, MI – Diesel

March 14 – Chicago, IL – Concord

March 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

March 16 – Medina, MN – Medina Entertainment Center

March 17 – Davenport, IA – Rhythm City Casino Resort^

March 20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

March 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

March 22 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec

March 23 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey

March 26 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee

March 27 – San Diego – Observatory

March 28 – Los Angeles, CA- Fonda

March 29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

March 30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

April 2 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

April 3 – Seattle, WA – Neptune

*w/ support from The Cringe

^Queensrÿche only

For more info: Queensrÿche

LONG LIVE QUEENSRŸCHE.

LONG LIVE FATES WARNING.

STONE.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – American Death Metal Icons To Begin US Headlining Tour With Hate Eternal And Harm’s Way Next Week

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

American death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE will close out the year with a final US headlining tour. The journey will commence on November 2nd in Columbia, South Carolina and wind its way through over two dozen cities by its conclusion December 6th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Support will be provided by Hate Eternal and label mates Harm’s Way. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Hate Eternal, Harm’s Way:
11/02/2018 The Music Farm – Columbia, SC
11/03/2018 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
11/04/2018 Shaka’s Live – Norfolk, VA
11/05/2018 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
11/07/2018 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
11/08/2018 Fete – Providence, RI
11/09/2018 White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ
11/10/2018 Anthology – Rochester, NY
11/11/2018 Skully’s – Columbus, OH
11/13/2018 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/14/2018 Civic Music Hall – Toledo, OH
11/15/2018 The Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL
11/16/2018 Durty Nelly’s – Palatine, IL
11/17/2018 The Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
11/18/2018 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
11/20/2018 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
11/21/2018 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/23/2018 House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
11/24/2018 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
11/25/2018 The Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
11/27/2018 Cosmic Charlies – Lexington, KY
11/28/2018 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
11/29/2018 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
11/30/2018 Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
12/01/2018 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
12/03/2018 Growlers – Memphis, TN
12/04/2018 Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
12/05/2018 The Abbey – Orlando, FL
12/06/2018 The Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

CANNIBAL CORPSE released their acclaimed Red Before Black full-length last year via Metal Blade Records. Many words come to mind when you hear the name CANNIBAL CORPSE, but only one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it abundantly clear who sets the standard when it comes to manifesting consistently compelling music that is as brutal as it is complex.

“Throughout our career, we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. Red Before Black continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,” asserts bassist Alex Webster. “We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the rawest sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest, and catchiest record.”

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

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For more info:

http://cannibalcorpse.net

http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

WHILE HEAVEN WEPT – ‘Vast Oceans Lachrymose’ Lineup To Embark On ‘Farewell’ European Dates

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 25, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

In early 2015, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT main man Tom Phillips had to regrettably pull the plug on the band’s European tour in support of their latest studio album, “Suspended At Aphelion”. The decision led to Phillips’ unexpected retirement from the metal scene, effectively putting the revered doomsters on ice. However, Phillips and his band mates have long sought to make amends to the European crowds who have so strongly backed WHILE HEAVEN WEPT over the years. Now, as 2018 draws to a close, the most recent incarnation of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT that started with 2009’s classic “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” will play its final shows together on a run of European dates that begins November 16 at Germany’s Hammer Of Doom Festival.

“I agreed to do these shows to give everyone else – the band members, our fans, even myself some closure, especially since the last tour was cancelled,” says Phillips. “The other aspect is the circumstances and priorities of the musicians involved are simply not aligned with what an actively touring band requires anymore.”

The “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” lineup – rounded out by bassist Jim Hunter, vocalist Rain Irving, second guitarist Scott Loose, keyboardist/harmony vocalist Michelle Schrotz and drummer Trevor Schrotz – have been holed up in a Virginia rehearsal room putting together a setlist that is not only representative of the latest era of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, but the band’s storied past as well. According to Phillips, some of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT‘s most memorable shows have taken place on European shores, including their 2010 appearance at Hammer Of Doom alongside Irish metallers PRIMORDIAL, which was not only Irving’s third show with the band, but also where the “Triumph: Tragedy: Transcendence” DVD/live album was recorded.

“We’ve always had a great time sharing the stage with PRIMORDIAL,” he says. “I think we’ve played with them more than anyone else in our history – and that’s always been such a great insight into the scope of melancholia and epos. Of course, we’ve also had the great honor of playing with heroes, family and upcoming bands who have gone on to become some of the biggest names out there like ALCEST and GHOST. Most of all though, it’s connecting directly with the people who really care about what we do and again, that’s what these upcoming shows are really about.”

The shows will offer another treat for fans – a limited-edition shirt commemorating the 30th anniversary of the band. “It’s an exclusive design by Gustavo Sazes, who has done the covers for our last couple of albums,” says Phillips. “There’s quite a few layers to the design and it definitely correlates to ‘Fear Of Infinity’ and ‘Suspended At Aphelion’. Personally, I think it turned out amazing and while it does represent our 30th anniversary, for now, it will be available exclusively at the concerts.” `

While these European dates signal the end for the “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” era of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, it does not mean the end for the band. Phillips says there is an entire album of unfinished material that sits between “Fear Of Infinity” and “Suspended At Aphelion” in which he may look to finalize at some point.

“In the end, I’d started on a solo project prior to being involved with the WALPYRGUS album [2017’s ‘Walpyrgus Nights’], but with the WHILE HEAVEN WEPT shows coming up, I haven’t even looked at that again. But for WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, as long as I’m breathing, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT exists, even if the lineup changes for the nth time or we are strictly DIY on a small, independent scale. Only time will tell. For now, it’s time to commemorate a milestone and the end of an era!”

WHILE HEAVEN WEPT 2018 European tour dates:

November 16/17 – Hammer Of Doom, Würzburg, Germany

November 18 – Temple, Athens, Greece

November 24/25 – Dutch Doom Days, Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands

December 7 – Under The Doom VI, Sala But, Madrid, Spain

December 8 – Madrid Is The Dark, Madrid, Spain

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Source: ClawHammer PR

For more band/record label info:

www.facebook.com/whileheavenwept/

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/

LONG LIVE WHILE HEAVEN WEPT.

STONE.

VALDUR ‘Goat of Iniquity’ Streaming In Its Entirety – Album Out Now

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Eastern Sierra Black/Death Metal quartet VALDUR have released their punishing new album Goat of Iniquity. The album can be streamed and purchased at the links below.

bloodymountainrecords.bandcamp.com/album/goat-of-iniquity

valdur.bandcamp.com/album/goat-of-iniquity

VALDUR released this statement concerning the album:

“Valdur – Goat of Iniquity: another chain of songs containing deep extremities and primitive, suffocating atmospheres.  This is not a continuation of our previous release; this album moves backwards in a far more violent structure and sound; like a deathmetal cassette from 1988.  ‘Goat of Iniquity’ was recorded by us and us alone in the Bloody Mountain Bunker, with no triggers or other redundant studio shortcuts.  Vicious underground metal recorded in a live setting.  Not for trendy ears!  For Valdur, ‘Goat of Iniquity’ is another step deeper into the obscure halls of integrity.”

Track List:

  1. Divine Halls of Obscurity: Pt. I
  2. Goat of Iniquity / Devouring the Whore of Darkness
  3. Divine Halls of Obscurity: Pt. II
  4. Spiritual Exhaust (The Beyond)
  5. Inhale the Floodgates Open
  6. (Iniquitous)

Recorded at the Bloody Mountain bunker by Valdur, winter 2018.
Mixed by Matthew at Canyon Lodge studio.
cover art by: FarronLoathing
Mastered by Dan at Morbid Mastering

Goat of Iniquity will be available in digipack format as well as digital download, along with a new t-shirt design exclusive to this release.

VALDUR:

Matthew – drums, (vocals on this album)
Vuke – guitar, (bass on this album)
William – bass
JF – vocals

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Source: ClawHammer PR

www.bloodymountainrecords.com/
bloodymountainrecords.bandcamp.com/
valdur.bandcamp.com/

Cassette version coming soon!

LONG LIVE VALDUR.

STONE.

BEHEMOTH – To Kick Off North American Tour With Special Guests At The Gates And Wolves In The Throne Room This Weekend

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 20, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH will return to North America this weekend for their long-anticipated headlining tour. Set to run from October 20th through November 24th, support will be provided by At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room. Tickets can be purchased at: behemoth.pl. See all confirmed dates below.

BEHEMOTH will be touring in support of their I Loved You At Your Darkest full-length, released earlier this month via Metal Blade Records. Produced by the band, with drum co-production by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames), mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom), and mastered by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), I Loved You At Your Darkest is a crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades, and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema. To preview and purchase I Loved You At Your Darkest, visit behemoth.lnk.to/ILYAYD.

BEHEMOTH w/ At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room:

10/20/2018 Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ

10/22/2018 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

10/23/2018 The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX

10/24/2018 House Of Blues – Houston, TX

10/26/2018 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

10/27/2018 Janus Landing – St. Petersburg, FL

10/29/2018 The Underground – Charlotte, NC

10/30/2018 The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA

11/01/2018 House Of Blues – Boston, MA

11/02/2018 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD

11/03/2018 Playstation Theater – New York, NY

11/04/2018 M-Telus – Montreal, QC

11/06/2018 The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON

11/07/2018 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI

11/09/2018 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL

11/10/2018 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

11/11/2018 The Truman – Kansas City, MO

11/13/2018 The Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

11/14/2018 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT

11/16/2018 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB

11/17/2018 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB

11/19/2018 The Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

11/20/2018 Showbox Market – Seattle, WA

11/21/2018 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR

11/23/2018 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

11/24/2018 The Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more BEHEMOTH:

http://behemoth.pl
http://www.facebook.com/behemoth
http://www.nuclearblast.de/behemoth
http://www.metalblade.com/behemoth

LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

STONE.

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