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HERMAN FRANK To Release New Album “The Devil Rides out” In November!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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HERMAN FRANK is a German Metal legend. A guitarist and songwriter supreme, Frank was a member of both Accept and Victory. He also founded his own band Moon Doc (which released three albums in the 90’s and early 2000’s). In 2009, his first “solo” album ‘Loyal To None’ was released, followed by ‘Right In The Guts’ three years later. After re-issues of both “Loyal To None” and “Right In The Guts” by their new label AFM Records, HERMAN FRANK and his band are back with a brand new offering now!

Titled “The Devil Rides Out”, this crushing piece of German metal will make fans cry out in joy. It combines Frank’s masterful guitar work with the raspy vocals of Swedish powerhouse Rick Altzi (Masterplan, At Vance), the powerful drumming of Andre Hilgers (ex-Rage) and the talent of Michael Müller (Jaded Heart) on bass. “The Devil Rides Out” is a stunning piece of work, produced by Herman Frank and mixed by Charly Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, HammerFall, Helloween). It’s a must have for the collection of every Accept- and Victory fan especially, but will amaze Metalheads far beyond that.

“The Devil Rides Out” will be released on November 18th, available as CD, ltd. Digipak (incl. bonus track). ltd. silver Vinyl and ltd. Box Set.

Pre-order here:
http://shop.afm-records.de/en/frank-herman-en

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HERMAN FRANK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEATH ANGEL – Bay Area Thrash Icons Kick Off North American Tour With Slayer And Anthrax

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Bay Area Thrash icons DEATH ANGEL have kicked off an epic run of live dates supporting Slayer and Anthrax. The latest trek, which commenced with a string of headlining dates September 4th, will run through October 30th and level over three dozen stages with an included stint on Rock Allegiance in Chester, Pennsylvania alongside Ghost, Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah and many more. See the band’s full schedule below.

DEATH ANGEL will be touring in support of their newest full-length The Evil Divide, released earlier this Spring via Nuclear Blast Records. The Evil Divide was recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Deicide), who previously worked on 2010’s Relentless Retribution and 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City.

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DEATH ANGEL w/ Slayer, Anthrax:
9/09/2016 Jacob’s Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
9/10/2016 Freedom Hill Amphitheatre – Detroit, MI
9/11/2016 Streeters Ground Zero – Traverse City, MI #
9/12/2016 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
9/13/2016 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
9/15/2016 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
9/16/2016 Anthology – Rochester, NY (Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL, Avatar)
9/17/2016 The Chance – Pougheepsie, NY **
9/18/2016 Rock Allegiance – Chester, PA [info]
9/20/2016 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
9/21/2016 Conchord Music Hall – Chicago, IL #
9/22/2016 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
9/23/2016 Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA #
9/25/2016 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL **
9/27/2016 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
9/28/2016 Fillmore – Miami, FL
9/29/2016 Club LA – Destin FL #
9/30/2016 Horseshoe Casino Tunica – Tunica, MS
10/01/2016 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN **
10/03/2016 Norva – Norfolk, VA
10/04/2016 The Orange Peel – Danville, VA (Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL, Avatar)
10/05/2016 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10/06/2016 Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA **
10/07/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/08/2016 ACL at the Moody Theatre – Austin, TX
10/10/2016 Fillmore – Denver, CO
10/11/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/13/2016 The Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
10/14/2016 Hitt Event Center – Idaho Falls, ID #
10/15/2016 Revolution Concert House – Garden City, ID #
10/16/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA #
10/17/2016 ENMAX Center – Lethbridge, AB
10/19/2016 South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
10/20/2016 Abbotsford Centre – Abbotsford, BC
10/21/2016 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR #
10/22/2016 Gibson Ranch/Aftershock – Elverta, CA **
10/23/2016 Reno Events Center – Reno, NV
10/24/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NB **
10/25/2016 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ #
10/26/2016 Top Deck – Farmington, NM #
10/27/2016 El Paso County Coliseum – El Paso, TX
10/28/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ **
10/29/2016 Whiskey A Go Go – Hollywood, CA **
10/30/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA **
** DEATH ANGEL only
# Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL only

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Three decades into their celebrated career, DEATH ANGEL remains as hungry as ever. As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability drive The Evil Divide. The group – vocalist Mark Osegueda, lead guitarist Rob Cavestany, guitarist Ted Aguilar, drummer Will Carroll, and bassist Damien Sisson – satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems.

The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for DEATH ANGEL. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Park began to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the “Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released By The Big 4.” The group broke up following 1990’s Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art Of Dying for the next generation.

In 2008, DEATH ANGEL teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Mastodon) for Killing Season recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies the first-week and earning the group’s first ever entry onto that respective chart.

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More DEATH ANGEL:

http://www.DEATHANGEL.us

Source: Earsplit PR

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LONG LIVE DEATH ANGEL.

LONG LIVE SLAYER & ANTHRAX.

Stone.

KRYPTS – Announce October Release for “Remnants of Expansion” – Launch Premiere of Album Track “Entrailed to the Breaking Wheel”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Finnish Death/Doom overlords KRYPTS are set to return with their second full-length, Remnants of Expansion. Dark Descent Records will release the album October 28th on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats. Pre-orders begin on September 22nd.

Three years may have passed since Unending Degradation, but KRYPTS have lost none of their excruciating power that made their debut album such a special one, erecting a bridge in between their homeland glorious and down-tuned early 90’s glory and something even more sinister and doom-laden.

And the arrival in 2015 of Jukka Aho from GOREPHILIA on second guitar has done nothing to alter that rare chemistry, on the contrary…

Just like its predecessor, Remnants of Expansion reeks of that ancient feeling but dives even deeper into the abyss. Clocking altogether at 33 minutes, there’s something very majestic and solemn about its five songs.

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Like a serpent circling its prey, the Finns like to play shadow and it’s never truer than on the album’s opener, the monstrous 10 minute “Arrow of Entropy.” But its follow-up, “The Withering Titan,” for instance starts off with Mongol throat chanting, two minutes later the listener is buried under a deluge of blast beats, only to let the instrumental title-track drown you in the cold and bottomless waters of funeral doom.

Once again adorned with Timo Ketola cryptic artwork, Remnants of Expansion is like a big haunted house at a top of a dead trees infested hill on the outskirts of town by a moonless night. Grand in scope, seemingly devoid of any human touch and yet towering over us like a malevolent entity. Behold. – written by Olivier Zoltar Badin 

“Entrailed to the Breaking Wheel” is streaming now on Dark Descent Record’s BandCamp page:

darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/remnants-of-expansion

Source: ClawHammer PR

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More info on KRYPTS:

www.facebook.com/Kryptsdeath

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KRYPTS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ENSLAVED To Release “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn” On November 11th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 7, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons ENSLAVED will release The Sleeping Gods – Thorn compilation this November via ByNorse Music. A full-length album composed of rare material from 2010-2011, The Sleeping Gods – Thorn is a unique collection of experimental material connecting with the band’s early roots.

The seven tracks comprising The Sleeping Gods – Thorn originally appeared on extremely limited EPs between ENSLAVED‘s Axioma Ethica Odini and Riitiir full-lengths and were recorded both in Solslottet Studio in Bergen, as well as the band members’ own studios and partly in the deep woods of Valevaag on the South Western Coast of Norway. Like the songs themselves, the production is a mix of old and new; high-tech and no-tech – a mix of concepts that have been essential in achieving the signature sound ENSLAVED has become notorious for today. Members Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson co-produced the material together with long-time collaborator Iver Sandøy.

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The album includes lyrics sung in Norwegian, English, and Old Norse, with themes centered on mythology and the esoteric side of the runes, as well as contrasting the Norse Ways as a polytheistic belief system to the monotheistic plague of the Big World Religions. The music nods respectfully to the wildly varying deities that make up the pantheon of inspiration for ENSLAVED, both “then” and “now.” There are traces of the proto black metal of Bathory, the classic rock and heavy metal of the ’70s and ’80s, the synthesized and sequenced masters of the ’70s, prog-rock, world/Norse folk music, Norwegian black metal of the ’90s, modern classical music, goth rock a la Fields Of The Nephilim, and much more.

Tying he package together are the extensive liner notes by Kjellson and a beautiful new layout by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media (Roadburn Festival, Opeth, Darkthrone, At The Gates, etc.) whose mesmerizing new illustrations display a unique symbiosis between two of our times’ most exciting visual and sonic artists.

The Sleeping Gods – Thorn will see release on November 11th on limited edition blue vinyl (webshop edition), black vinyl, digipak CD, and digitally via ByNorse Music. Preorders will start on September 30th.

The Sleeping Gods – Thorn Lineup:

Ivar Bjørnson – guitar, synth

Grutle Kjellson – vocals, bass

Cato Bekkevold – drums

Ice Dale – lead guitar

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For more info:

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Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ENSLAVED.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MALPHAS – Sign With Fatal Illness Management

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 6, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Up and coming Philadelphia based Black Metal band MALPHAS are pleased to announce that they have signed with FATAL ILLNESS MANAGEMENT to represent the band throughout 2016 and into the future.

The band commented about the signing: “We are excited and proud to announce our signing with Fatal Illness Management; big things are on the horizon. Be sure to check out our roster mates in Vesperia and Fenris.”

Fatal Illness founder Eric Dow further commented: “Fatal Illness Management are excited to be working with up and comers Malphas, you can expect great things from this union.”

In further news, the band is putting the finishing touches to the follow-up to their 2015 critically acclaimed EP The Conjuring. The new album is projected to be recorded soon and released in mid 2017, further details will be announced in the coming months.

Download The Conjuring here:

https://malphas94.bandcamp.com/releases

About Malphas:

Founded in 2012 by Paul DeSanctis and Eric Dunleavy, accompanied by Dallas Lutz and Damian DiFrancesco, Malphas is a four-piece Black Metal band.

The sound of Malphas is generally derived from the Scandinavian Metal scene, coming together as a healthy blend of melodic death, black, and power Metal with additional touches of prog and jazz.

The band’s lyrics are written as a concept story revolving around Malphas, the 39th gothic spirit in demonology. Malphas serves as the grand president and general of hell; commanding forty legions of demons and appearing before conjurers in the form of a crow.

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Source: Dewar PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

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CRYSTAL VIPER ARE BACK! New Studio Album “Queen Of The Witches” Releases On February 17, 2017, via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 4, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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CRYSTAL VIPER are back! The Polish Heavy Metallers are returning after a 4 year absence, which was caused by the health issues relating to the band’s front woman and founder, Marta Gabriel, and which placed the future of CRYSTAL VIPER into question, (last year Marta underwent surgery of her nasal and facial sinuses), “The witch is back” however, sounding stronger, heavier and louder than ever before…!

On February 17, 2017, AFM RECORDS will release CRYSTAL VIPER‘s new concept album entitled “Queen Of The Witches”. The album, which will be available as a limited edition vinyl LP, CD and digital download, has been produced by Bart Gabriel – producer known for his collaboration with acts such as CIRITH UNGOL, MYTHRA and SACRED STEEL (and within their private lives, Marta’s husband), and engineered and mixed by Mariusz Pietka (JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR, LONEWOLF, MORTICIAN). The album’s cover artwork has been created by the legendary German artist, Andreas Marschall (RUNNING WILD, BLIND GUARDIAN, KREATOR). The first single from the new album will be entitled “The Witch Is Back”, and will be available in December. On February 18, 2017, the band will play an exclusive headlining live show in Munich, Germany, at the Heavy Metal Calling Festival, which will be an official release party for the new album.

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In other news Marta Gabriel, the band’s singer and guitarist who has once again written all of the songs on the new album, recently joined the ESP GUITARS family. In addition, all of the members of CRYSTAL VIPER have signed an endorsement deal with DEAN MARKLEY.

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More CRYSTAL VIPER:

http://www.crystalviper.com

http://www.facebook.com/crystalviperofficial

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CRYSTAL VIPER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SHADECROWN – To Release Debut Album In October!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world music with tags , , , , on September 2, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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A Finnish melancholic Melodic Death Metal band, Shadecrown have set a release date for their debut album. The album is called Agonia and it is set for release on October 21st, 2016, via Inverse Records.

Shadecrown was founded in 2012 by songwriter/keyboardist Saku Tammelin and they have previously released one demo and EP. The band’s music consists of many different elements and it’s influenced by many Metal genres, such as thrash and Melodic Doom Metal. In other words Shadecrown’s music combines beautiful melancholic melodies and aggressive guitar riffs.

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Track List:
1. Eremophobia
2. Led Astray
3. Ghostlike Existence
4. Far Off Innocence
5. Walk Through Hell
6. Longing For Sleep
7. The Ruins Of Me
8. Tear-Stained Heart
9. Silent Hours
10. Drown

Line-up:
Saku Tammelin – Keyboards
Jari Hokka – Vocals
Janne Salmelin – Bass & Clean Vocals
Kalle Varonen – Drums
Joonas Vesamäki – Guitars
Riku Niemonen – Guitars

Discography:
Shadecrown (Demo) 2013
Chained (EP) 2013
Agonia (Full-length) 2016

Links:


www.facebook.com/shadecrownband

www.youtube.com/channel/UCFgzAbGSdnoqtFtLO7vM7iQ

www.shadecrown.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SHADECROWN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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