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MARK BOALS & RING OF FIRE “All The Best” – Releasing On October 9th, 2020

Posted in Metal on August 7, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

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Respected metal vocalist Mark Boals will release a two album ‘best of’ collection, All The Best!, covering his work both as a solo artist and with his band Ring Of Fire on October 9, 2020. Doug Aldrich, Tony MacAlpine, Jeff Kollman, Neil Citron, Vitalij Kuprij, Vinny Appice, Virgil Donati, Erik Norlander, Chris Brooks, and Steve Weingart are the list of musicians who have recorded with him on these efforts over the years.

Pre-order/save “All The Best!” HERE: https://orcd.co/allthebest

Mark Boals says: “I am very happy and proud to announce the release of this collection of my solo and Ring Of Fire band albums! Included are songs from my first solo album, which was only released in Japan and is very hard to find (rare), with guitars by the great Doug Aldrich. My second solo album turned into the band Ring Of Fire later on, because the lineup was too good to only work together on one album, and I wanted it to continue, which it did, for four more studio albums. With Tony Macalpine and Virgil Donati working together, there was a chemistry of genius, and with the addition of Vitalij Kuprij, it made a magnificent blend of magic!”

Continues Boals, “On my “Edge Of The World” solo album, I worked with several other great musicians and a hero of my childhood and the best hard rock drummer in history, Vinnie Appice! When I listen to all those very high notes I had sang, and the incredible amount of virtuoso notes played per song, I surprise myself sometimes, hahaha! We were all pushing ourselves to newer heights of excellence in those days. A lot of good memories come back when I hear these songs…Riding motorcycles around Los Angeles with Tony Macalpine and always ending up hanging out on the beach drinking beers til the wee hours…Having Snoop Dogg in the next room of the studio we were recording in (Paramount Studios), and having him listen to our music and telling me that I needed to smoke something with him, LOL, and it DID help hahaha. Recording keyboards in a Beverly Hills mansion belonging to a famous movie star friend, with Vitalij Kuprij, and drinking rare whiskey together after the sessions and talking all night…”

Boals concludes, “I really enjoyed making these albums and I hope you will enjoy just as much listening to them too! Wishing good times, good health, and happy listening to all!”

Mark Boals is one of the signature voices of the Neoclassical Metal subgenre. This is no surprise to fans of the genre as Mark fronted Yngwie Malmsteen’s ‘Rising Force’ in 1986, releasing the now legendary album “Trilogy” along with five more albums and some long-form videos over the years.

Mark has also recorded three solo albums: “Ignition” (originally released only in Japan in 1998), “Ring of Fire” (2000), and “Edge of the World” (2002).

In 2002, he launched his own band “Ring of Fire” (based off the title of a previous solo album) with members Tony Macalpine, and later on George Bellas, on guitar, Virgil Donati on drums, Philip Bynoe on bass, and Vitalij Kuprij on keyboards (and on “The Oracle” album George Bellas). The band went on to release four milestone albums and one live CD/DVD recorded in Japan. Most recently, Mark recorded a melodic metal album with Vision Divine and Labyrinth guitarist Olaf Thorsen under the name Shining Black.

Mark Boals is a classically trained singer and has performed classical concerts with various orchestras as a Tenor solo and has performed and recorded opera arias on some of his albums and tours.

Tracklisting:

CD1 – Mark Boals

1. Jane
2. Broken Heart
3. I’m Sorry
4. My Turn
5. Find Our Way
6. Ring Of Fire
7. Death Row
8. Keeper Of The Flame
9. Alone
10. Battle Of The Titans
11. Betrayed
12. Lady Babylon
13. Between Two Mirrors
14. Through The Endless Night
15. Up To You
16. Garden Of Pain

CD2 – Ring Of Fire

1. Circle Of Time
2. The Oracle
3. Take Me Home
4. My Deja Vu
5. Blue Sky
6. Ghost Of America
7. Invisible Man
8. Lapse Of Reality
9. You Were There
10. Perfect World
11. Darkfall
12. Mother Russia
13. Land Of Frozen Tears
14. Our World

Band Members:
Mark Boals, Doug Aldrich, Tony MacAlpine, Jeff Kollman, Neil Citron, Vitalij Kuprij, Vinny Appice, Virgil Donati, Erik Norlander, Chris Brooks, Steve Weingart

https://www.facebook.com/markboalsofficial/
https://www.instagram.com/marcusboals/
http://www.markboalsofficial.com/

Source: Dustin Hardman

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LONG LIVE MARK BOALS.

STONE.

STEELHEART – 1989 Cassette Sampler I Bought!

Posted in Metal on July 30, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

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If you are into the hard to find “promotional use only” CDs, vinyl and cassettes and/or STEELHEART then you’ll surely dig this! I recently stumbled upon this STEELHEART cassette sampler, while on a trip to the wonderful city of West Bend, Wisconsin. Released sometime in 1989 via MCA, this cassette sampler was suited to promote the 1990 debut and self-titled album: STEELHEART.

The record store I bought this at is The Exclusive Company; famous for being (as stated on their website) “Americas Oldest Full-line Independent Record Store”. Yes, this grand establishment was loaded with Metal!! The atmosphere and vibe within took me straight back to the 80s; when Metal was king at every record store! By the way, Miljenko Matijevic sang his Metal heart out on that debut STEELHEART album, in my Metal opinion.

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This groovy cassette only contains excerpts of the songs on the track list. Who cares if it’s only excerpts? I sure don’t! I love the collectable aspect of this STEELHEART cassette sampler; plus I only paid two dollars for it! $2!! That’s a steal of a Metal deal! Metal be thy name! – Stone

Did You Know: STEELHEART originated from Norwalk, Connecticut.

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Visit The Exclusive Company website with that link below:

http://www.exclusivecompany.com

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LONG LIVE STEELHEART.

STONE.

Mors Principium Est – ‘Seven’ Studio Album Releases This October Via AFM Records

Posted in Metal on July 28, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

We are excited to announce our Finnish Melodic Death Metal legends Mors Principium Est with their new album “Seven”!

Mors Principium Est return with their highly anticipated seventh studio album full of heavy riffs, brutal vocals and hauntingly beautiful melodies!

Mors Principium Est are undeniably one of the leading names in the melodic death metal scene! Their seventh full-length album ‘Seven’, will be released in Japan on October 21st via Marquee/Avalon and world-wide on October 23rd, 2020 via AFM Records.

Album will be available as digipak CD, digital, ltd. gatefold vinyl and strong ltd. gatefold vinyl exclusive in AFM-Shop!

Pre-order here: https://shop.afm-records.de/mors-principium-est/

Tracklist:
1. A Day For Redemption
2. Lost In A Starless Aeon
3. In Frozen Fields
4. March of War
5. Rebirth
6. Reverence
7. Master of The Dead
8. The Everlong Night
9. At The Shores Of Silver Sand
10. My Home, My Grave

Mors Principium Est - 2020 - Seven

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Long Live Mors Principium Est

Stone

MEGADETH And LAMB OF GOD – The Metal Tour of the Year – New Dates For 2021!

Posted in Metal on July 23, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

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The Metal Tour of the Year – New Dates!

We are excited to share the new 2021 dates for The Metal Tour of the Year. All tickets will be honored for the new rescheduled dates. If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show, you will receive an email directly allowing you to request a refund. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund

We can’t wait to get back on stage and get this tour kicked off.

Megadeth, Lamb of God, Trivium & In Flames

Source: Megadeth Newsletter

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LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

DAVE MUSTAINE ANNOUNCES NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY ‘RUST IN PEACE – The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece’

Posted in Metal on July 22, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

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Dave Mustaine has announced his new autobiography ‘RUST IN PEACE: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece’. The book will arrive on September 8, celebrating 30 years and revealing the behind-the-scenes making of the iconic album. Get more info + pre-order your copy now at megadeth.com

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Source: MEGADETH newsletter

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LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

STONE.

Rat Pak Records Set To Release LYNCH MOB “Wicked Sensation Reimagined”

Posted in Metal on July 17, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

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From Rat Pak Records:

(New York, NY – July 17, 2020) West coast rock veterans Lynch Mob will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their seminal album Wicked Sensation with a special limited print/deluxe anniversary edition of the album. Wicked Sensation Reimagined features re-worked and re-recorded versions of their classic songs and is scheduled for release via Rat Pak Records on August 28, 2020 (also available in Japan via Marquee/Avalon). The twelve-track album, originally released in October 1990, is considered by many to be sacred and perfect the way it is. The idea of rerecording it was not something Oni Logan or George Lynch took lightly.

“The term ‘re-record’ makes me cringe, this is not that,” explains Lynch: “We re-invented the wheel on this record. It’s really a different animal than the original! Fans won’t be disappointed!”

Logan adds: “30 years later here we are celebrating the first song I penned and wrote for the band Lynch Mob, ‘Wicked Sensation’. This one is for the fans that have been there from the beginning, My recommendation is to listen to it loud!!”

The new cover of Wicked Sensation Reimagined was hand drawn by mid-west comic artist Andrew Owens as a tribute to the original cover art. The project was mixed and mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier.

With the help of Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders) on bass and Brian Tichy on drums, George Lynch and Oni Logan bring passion and power into these newly created arrangements, take nothing away from the old versions, but bring new light and magic to the material. The songs continue to sound fresh and timeless and will be ready to garner a whole new legion of fans for the next thirty years!

The track listing for Wicked Sensation Reimagined is:

01. Wicked Sensation (reimagined)
02. River of Love (reimagined)
03. Sweet Sister Mercy (reimagined)
04. All I Want (reimagined)
05. Hell Child (reimagined)
06. She’s Evil but She’s Mine (reimagined)
07. Dance of the Dogs (reimagined)
08. Rain (reimagined)
09. No Bed of Roses (reimagined)
10. Through These Eyes (reimagined)
11. For a Million Years (reimagined)
12. Street Fightin’ Man (reimagined)

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LONG LIVE LYNCH MOB.

STONE.

AZATH – Demo 2018 Cassette Tape Review

Posted in Metal on June 21, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

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This AZATH (Demo 2018) cassette tape I purchased from Caligari Records. There’s only 3 songs on this sucker and it has served me right. Vocalist Derek Orthner produces the guttural noise and growls that I would compare to a captured demon inside an ammunition box that is trying to communicate to the outside world. The production is low-end, musically leaning towards the old caverns of this beloved genre. Trust in my advice that the Death Metal vibes are extreme on each song.

The other band members on Demo 2018 are: guitarist BW, bassist, Andrew Lee and drummer Vvornth. Andrew Lee also provides additional guitar solos. Hopefully AZATH will thunder along for many years to come. I have listened to this cassette a TON of times and will continue to do so because I can.

AZATH are from Los Angeles California. Their brand of sonic Death should be embraced by many generations of Death Metal loyalists. I really dig these type of demo releases from the underground because not many people own the physical copy like I do. This Metal mentality of mine goes way back to the early 80’s and I’ll never shake it off. Metal Be Thy Name – Stone

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LONG LIVE AZATH.

STONE.

SCORPIONS – ‘Big City Nights’ – A Look At A Terrific Greatest Hits CD From 1998

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Many years ago, I bought this cool Scorpions CD: Big City Nights (Rebound Records). I remember buying it new and it was pretty cheap; the price was around $5 or so. I believe it was Walmart that had this CD too; sometimes my memory amazes me, despite not remembering what I ate for dinner yesterday. Truth. Here is a one-sentence rant before I continue: Scorpions should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!!

Okay, I shall continue onward. I love this band. Every era of Scorpions I love. I was fortunate to see them headline the M3 Rock Festival back in 2010, with my great/best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale. What a fun time. Just about every song on this Big City Nights compilation was performed by the Scorpions at that M3 Rock Festival; at least to the best of my (once again) amazing memory. Chuckle, chuckle. I’ve presented the tracklist for this CD below, no worries.

I have grown extremely tired of Still Loving You and I’m certain I’m not alone. That song never really hit me. No big deal for it’s the only Scorpions song out of their iconic catalog that I just skip over. Rock You Like A Hurricane is teetering on the edge of being tiresome for me. What saves this song for me at this point is the guitar solo. Enough negativity! I do get psyched out of my cranium by Can’t Live Without You, No One Like You, Big City Nights and Rhythm Of Love. All these songs I’ve mentioned in this post are on this CD.

I’m happy I bought this Scorpions CD when I did. I have no plans to get rid of it either. That’s a good thing, due to my selling off of many CDs in recent years. As you look over the tracklist on the back of this CD, you’ll see there are 4 songs that are live versions. The live songs are from the stupendous World Wide Live from 1985, with the exception of Wind Of Change which is from Live Bites (1995).

Granted, this CD compilation is missing many classic Scorpions songs; heck, it’s only one CD and I’m certain it was never meant to be a definitive Scorpions greatest hits package. Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey, I truly appreciate it. Please stay safe out there, help out one another and… Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

NO, THANK YOU, KLAUS!

STONE.

KING GORM – RELEASE NEW SINGLE

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , on May 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

San Diego throwback rockers KING GORM have just released their new single “Beyond Black Rainbow” via their Bandcamp. The song is recommended for fans of Rainbow and Deep Purple.

Listen to the song here: https://kinggorm.bandcamp.com/track/beyond-black-rainbow-2

Track Listing:
 1.Intro

2. Freedom Calls

3. Four Heroes

4. Irondale Burning

5. Song From Brighter Days

6. Beyond Black Rainbow

7. The Witch of Irondale

8. Slaughter the King

9. Ultimate Reality

Francis Roberts – electric guitar, vocals, music & lyrics (Old Man Wizard, ex-Dread Crew of Oddwood)

Erich Beckmann – bass guitar (Kirby’s Dream Band, Grim Luck)

Dylan Marks – drums, percussion, vocals (Beekeeper, Fermentor)

Saki Chan – Hammond organ, ARP Odyssey, mellotron, vocals

More KING GORM:
https://www.facebook.com/king.gorm.usa/
https://www.instagram.com/king.gorm/

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE KING GORM.

STONE.

My Recent Metal Music Purchases – METAL CHURCH, CULTURAL WARFARE And A Classic Rock Gem!

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

METAL CHURCH have been on a surging comeback the last several years and we can all thank the Metal Gods for that! I needed to buy their recent release From The Vault on cassette, so I can play it loud in my very old and beloved car. During this pandemic, I purchased this cassette online directly from the mighty Rat Pak Records. METAL CHURCH are incredible to their fans and an experience to see in concert. I had to throw that in. Dig it?

CULTURAL WARFARE deliver the Thrash bounty on their EP Future Kill. I just discovered this outstanding band too. These dudes are from Oakland, California and each band member is obviously seasoned with their Bay Area Thrash Metal roots. Get this, I compare their overall sound to our East Coast Thrash Metal icon, aka, OVERKILL. Hey, that’s a superb Metal compliment! Another pandemic purchase I made online, buying this CD directly from M-Theory Audio.

Right before all hell broke loose with the evil coronavirus, I grabbed this cassette tape version of TRIUMPH‘s Never Surrender. A classic. I bought it at a Goodwill store for a meager 99 cents! It plays like new too. Please ignore that yucky price sticker on the cassette box; I’m going to remove it eventually with the magical Goo Gone. Never Surrender released way back in 1982. Heck, Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge was born back in 1982; on June 21st to be exact. Now I feel kinda old.

Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey and reading this post. I appreciate it more than you know. Leave a comment if you like! In Metal We Trust. Stay safe out there. – Stone

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

RAGEHAMMER – Announce New Album

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

The Polish metal wolfpack Ragehammer have completed work on their highly anticipated second full-length album. 

After 4 years of studio inactivity since their critically acclaimed debut “The Hammer Doctrine” and a year-long live hiatus, the band returns with the same line-up to once again spit with scorn at the trend-ridden scene, where aesthetics took over ethics. 

In other words, they return to do what they are best at: preaching pure hatred and hammering out their blackened thrash straight into the face. 

The new album will be released by Pagan Records later this year, more details will follow soon.

Ragehammer will join Vader, Marduk and Fallcie on the “Blitz MMXX” tour across Poland in September: 

18.09. Poznań, U Bazyla*
19.09. Gdańsk, B90*
20.09. Łódź, Magnetofon*
22.09. Kraków, Kwadrat**
23.09. Lublin, Graffiti*
24.09. Białystok, Zmiana Klimatu**
25.09. Wrocław, A2**
26.09. Toruń, Od Nowa**
27.09. Warszawa, Proxima**

Tickets for the tour will go on pre-sale on 1 July via *lefthandsounds.org, *Ticketos and **Eventim.

Ragehammer online:
Facebook

Pagan Records online:

Website / Shop: https://www.pagan-records.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paganrecords 

Bandcamp: https://paganrecords.bandcamp.com 

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/paganrecords 

LONG LIVE RAGEHAMMER.

STONE.

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT – (Formerly Cradle Of Filth) Re-Issues Debut EP

Posted in Metal with tags on May 18, 2020 by Metal Odyssey


Due to popular demand, Juno nominated artist Lindsay Schoolcraft (former Cradle of Filth) has just reprinted and re-issued her debut EP “Rushing Through the Sky” on CD. The EP is limited to 250 copies, of which 50 signed copies are available.

Lindsay commented “This is the second and final reissue of my first EP from 2012. I enjoyed creating these songs 8 years ago and am excited to recreate some of them on future releases.”

Order the album on CD here: https://www.schoolcraftshop.com/collections/physical-music

Purchase a digital copyhttps://schoolcraftmusic.bandcamp.com/album/rushing-through-the-sky

In further news, Lindsay is currently at work on an ambientl harp album which will be released later this year. More information will be available soon.

https://www.facebook.com/schoolcraftofficial/

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT.

STONE.

KILTER – Win Best Jazz EP Award

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , on May 16, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Jazz trio KILTER are pleased to announce that they have won the best Jazz EP award from the Independent Music Awards for their self-titled 2018 EP!

Band leader Laurent David commented: “We are very happy to win the Independent Music Award with our Debut-Ep! This one was the beginning of our process of how-to-mix-two-of-our-influences: Jazz and Metal music, which lead us to AXIOM album.”

Listen to the EP here: https://kiltertrio.bandcamp.com/album/kilter-ep

Now in its 18th year, The Independent Music Awards, produced by Music Resource Group, honors the exceptional work by indie creatives from around the globe. The planet’s most diverse music awards program honors artistry and daring rather than streams and social reach and celebrates everything that makes indie music authentic and unique.

This year’s winning projects were culled from thousands of Album, EP, Song, Producer, Music Video and Visual Design submissions from 73 countries on 6 continents; Nominees were announced earlier this year.

Over the course of its history, the program has recognized an eclectic roster of established and emerging talent including: Killer Mike, Melissa Auf der Maur, Valerie June, Macy Gray, Jackson Browne, Pete Seeger, Flying Lotus, Lacuna Coil, Passenger, fun., JD McPherson, Team Me, Radio Radio, …And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Meghan Trainor, Lionel Loueke, Girl in a Coma, Apples in stereo, Masta Ace, Le Bouef Brothers, Pokey LaFarge, Julianna Hatfield, RuPaul and many, many more indie innovators from around the world.

The winning projects were selected by influential judging panelists including: Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Robert Smith, Ziggy Marley, KT Tunstall, Dee Snider, Drowning Pool, Roberta Flack, Jaci Velasquez, Coolio, Joshua Bell, Beth Gibbons, Joe Satriani and many more indie creatives, top recording artists and industry influencers.

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE KILTER.

STONE.

Please Support The Frankie Banali Medical Fund

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Hi Headbangers,

As most of you know, Frankie Banali, drummer and manager of QUIET RIOT has been battling stage four pancreatic cancer for the last year. He is putting on a brave fight and punching cancer in the nose. However, with the spring and summer shows canceled or postponed because of the pandemic he now faces a struggle to cover the ever-mounting medical expenses. His friends Peter Beckett (of the band PLAYER) and his wonderful wife Eden started a go fund me to help raise funds for his battle. If you can chip in it would be greatly appreciated. We know this is a terrible time for everyone. If you are unable to, please share. Thank you and stay safe and healthy out there! 

The entire Banali, and Hands on Productions family

Go Fund Me: gf.me/u/xzbv6j

LONG LIVE FRANKIE BANALI.

STONE.

Check Out My FOUNDRY Autographed Band Photo!

Posted in 1950's rock and roll bands, Metal with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Sometime back in January of this year, I discovered that (Hard Rock supergroup) FOUNDRY were selling their band photos autographed for only five bucks! Plus this included 2 large band logo stickers. Whoa! I jumped on that offer like greased lightning! This cool discovery was on the band’s facebook timeline. There was an automatic entry to win a band signed guitar from FOUNDRY, with this purchase. Another prize was concert tickets to see FOUNDRY for life.

I didn’t win the guitar. I didn’t hear about winning the lifetime concert tickets either. Hell, I never win shit. I could enter a contest being the ONLY entry and I’d still lose. Still, owning this autographed photo is a delight and no I’m not selling it or trading it.

FOUNDRY as shown on the above autographed photo: Chris Iorio (guitarist), Marc Brattin (drummer), Mark Boals (vocalist) and Björn Englén (bassist).

That’s the sticker above. I’m not gonna stick it onto anything at the moment; gonna keep it as a collectible item. Okay, since I have 2 of the stickers I’ll slap one on the back of my old car. Maybe. Thank you for reading about my stuff, I greatly appreciate it. Stay safe out there and cherish life, liberty and Rock ‘N Roll. – Stone

For more info on this fabulous band: Foundry

LONG LIVE FOUNDRY.

STONE.

My Recent Metal Music Purchases – END IT, AHNA And SICARIUS On Cassettes!

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , on May 4, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

I purchased END IT One Way Track on cassette from M-Theory Audio. END IT is a Hardcore band, hailing from Baltimore Maryland. This is a 4 song EP and it was released earlier in 2020, via Flatspot Records. I dig Hardcore and you should too.

I purchased this AHNA Crimson Dawn cassette from the fantastic Caligari Records. If you’re looking for legit underground Metal and/or Extreme Music then Caligari Records is the epicenter of said genres! AHNA hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. AHNA is one damn good, ass-kicking band. I absolutely love this band.

M-Theory Audio delivered once again for me, with this brain splitting release from SICARIUS. If you love Black Metal, you must check out SICARIUS and later send me an annual thank you gift for the next 25 years or more. SICARIUS hail from The Inland Empire in California. Hell and yeah. I’ve been listening to this SICARIUS cassette in my car to and from work for several days now and it’s so inspirational!!

Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey. With countless other things you could be doing, checking in on what Metal I’ve been buying really makes my Metal day. Stay safe and cherish life. – Stone

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE CASSETTES.

STONE.

INFILTRATION – Russian Death Metallers Sign To Time To Kill Records

Posted in Metal with tags , , , on April 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Russian death metallers INFILTRATION are pleased to announce that they have signed a worldwide contract with Time To Kill Records, joining the label’s growing roster of premier talent.

The official lyric video of the band’s latest single, “Radiation Storm”, is available HERE.

The members of INFILTRATION first came together in 2017 with one goal in mind: to pay homage to some of their favorite death metal, give it their own heavy twist, and to have a blast doing it.

The band’s line-up features experienced musicians who used to be involved with such bands as Free At Last, Hellbomb, Chamber Of Torture, Katalepsy, Abnormal, and who shared the stage with iconic acts such as Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Suffocation and Broken Hope.

In 2017 the band recorded the debut EP “Nuclear Strike Warning”, which was very well received by both critics and fans, and made quite a stir in the local music scene. The band also released a single and a lyric video for the song “The Art of War”, supporting the release.

During 2018-2019 the band continued to give live performances, both locally and abroad, all the while, writing and recording the material for the debut full-length album. The autumn of 2019 proved to be a very prosperous time: the band opened for legendary Napalm Death, in front of fully packed venue. Also in September INFILTRATION released the “Missing in Bodycount” single, off the upcoming album. Shortly after the gig the band decided to release another lyric video, for the song “Radiation Storm”, this time via the Slam Worldwide Youtube channel. The clip rapidly gained popularity and positive feedback.

INFILTRATION will officially announce the release of new music – arriving in the form of their first full-length album – very soon. The album’s artwork will be handled by highly acclaimed master of artworks Daemorph (The Black Dahlia Murder, Pyrexia, Lividity).

Stay tuned for more details and music, coming soon!

Line-up:
Andrew – Bass, songwriting
Eugene – Guitars, songwriting
Alex – Drums
Paul – Vocals, lyrics


INFILTRATION
https://www.facebook.com/infiltrationdeath/
https://www.instagram.com/infiltrationdeath/

Time To Kill Records
https://www.facebook.com/timetokillrecords/
http://www.timetokill-records.com/

LONG LIVE INFILTRATION.

STONE.

Power Metal Band SOLAR FLARE Release “Born to Burn”

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , on April 24, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Ohio power metal band SOLAR FLARE have released their new single “Born to Burn”. The song is from their upcoming self-titled EP which will be released on May 23, 2020.

Listen to the song/pre-order the album here: 

https://solarflareofficial.bandcamp.com/album/solar-flare

Solar Flare are: Ethan Jackson (vocals), Mark Greene (guitars), Garian Perry (guitars), Cody Bowling (bass), Jordan Cavalaris (drums)

Guest: Peter Danielsen – keyboards (“Medieval”)

Track Listing:

1. Medieval

2. Under the Sun

3. Born to Burn

4. Pharaoh

5. Nous Sommes

6. Taken to the Other Side 

7. World In My Head

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE SOLAR FLARE.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

STONE.

My Recent Metal Music Purchases: Savage Master, Haunt, Necromorbid…

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , on April 21, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Here are some recent Metal purchases I’ve made in the last month or two, starting right off with Louisville Kentucky’s very own SAVAGE MASTER. I cannot get enough of the captivating vocals from Stacey Savage! Stacey is supreme! An Occult/Traditional Metal band are SAVAGE MASTER and adding their cassette release of Myth, Magic And Steel to my Metal collection was a powerful move on my Metal behalf!

I am currently still obtaining every release from California’s HAUNT. I am pleased to finally buy the first album from HAUNT on cassette: Luminous Eyes. Traditional Metal fans NEED to check out HAUNT. Man, I dig this band so very much!

NECROMORBID labels themselves as Satanic Extreme Metal and I will not argue with them on that. My passion for the Metal extreme is quite nourished by this cassette release from NECROMORBID. Sathanachrist Assaulter is the title of this new release from them. One more note: these dudes are from Italy.

Going into a more diverse musical direction for myself, I bought the newly released 7″ vinyl from Los Angeles California’s The Dollyrots: Make Me Hot. If you take a closer look at the above record cover, you’ll see that it’s autographed! Yes, for just $5 more, I made certain to get a signed copy by the band. Plus the money went directly to The Dollyrots, via their bandcamp site. Dig it!

The Pop/Punk duo of Kelly Ogden (vocals & bass) and Luis Cabezas (guitar & vocals) entertain me in a feelgood way. Truth be told. The B side of this 7″ vinyl is a cover from Lisa Loebs’ hit song: Stay (I Missed You). Groovy stuff. Thank you for visiting and checking out my recent purchases; I appreciate it more than you know! Stay safe – Stone

LONG LIVE THE MAGICAL POWER OF MUSIC.

STONE.

RON KEEL BAND – New Album Details Revealed

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , on April 20, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

South X South Dakota

RON KEEL BAND led by the legendary front-man Ron Keel (Steeler, Keel) has a new album coming out titled ‘South X South Dakota’ on April 24th via HighVolMusic. The new album is a collection of 11 tracks of some the best southern rock music ever recorded.

Ron Keel explains: “​​Most of these tracks happened very organically in the studio as we were working on the “Fight Like A Band” sessions or just having fun. I found out later that producer Mike Dresch was actually recording those jams, and upon hearing some of the tracks it was obvious we had the makings of something special. ​​Whether you grew up on this stuff like I did or not, there’s a common thread here that ties it all together – toughness and twang as Metal and Country collide on sacred southern ground.” 

Track listing:

Train Train
Rockin’ Into The Night
Don’t Misunderstand Me (featuring Jasmine Cain)
Red White & Blue
Flirtin’ With Disaster
Ramblin’ Man
Fire On The Mountain
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Homesick
Ghost Riders In The Sky (produced by Henry Paul)
Creedence Medley LIVE

Pre-order packages are available at www.hvmmerch.store
 

As previously reported, the RON KEEL BAND signed with HighVolMusic in January 2020. The deal reached includes multiple albums, management and representation.

LONG LIVE RON KEEL BAND.

Stone.

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