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NIGHT RANGER – New Studio Album “ATBPO” Releases On August 6th, via Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in Metal on July 19, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

RELEASE DATE: August 6, 2021

Heavy hitting rock legends, Night Ranger are set to release their 12th studio album, “ATBPO” (which stands for And The Band Played On), an ode to making music during the covid era. The album will be released on August 6, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl on CD, Color Vinyl (a variety of limited edition versions), and Digital. The band began writing the album in early 2020, amid the rise of the global pandemic. After narrowing down the song selection and tightening them up to their well-known rock ‘n roll sound, the band hit the studio, although separately, due to the times we are in. Throughout ATBPO we hear Night Ranger continuing their hot streak that kicked off with 2011’s “Somewhere In California”.

Ten years on, and two highly acclaimed albums later, “High Road” and “Don’t Let Up”, the band’s latest studio work shows them still burning with that high octane hard rock energy. Night Ranger has always had a knack for killer melodies, intricate instrumentation, and captivating lyrics; ATBPO delivers all of that and more.

Having sold over 17 Million albums worldwide, performed across more than 4000 stages, and captivated a radio audience that exceeds 1 Billion, Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style well beyond that era. With multiple songs having a significant impact on popular culture, Night Ranger continue to grow their ever-evolving fan-base. The band is proof that powerful songs alongside, incredibly talented musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.
 
Night Ranger have earned widespread recognition that includes both multi-platinum and gold album status all while leaving their indelible mark on the music industry with a long list of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion). Their popularity is fueled by an impressive number of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks, including legendary titles such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close YourEyes”, the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In  America”, along with “Sentimental Street”, “Goodbye”, “Sing Me Away”, and “Four in the Morning”.

Over the years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of global media and pop culture. Night Ranger was one of the first big “video” bands on MTV, with over ten #1 hit videos. Their songs can be heard in TV Shows like, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks & Recreation.  

The band have also had music featured in video games such as, Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto, plus hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages, the Oscar-Nominated film Boogie Nights, and other feature films such as Friday the 13th, Teachers, Sixteen Candles, and The Secret of My Success. Most recently the band’s classic hit “Sister Christian” can be heard in a Dr. Pepper commercial. They can also be heard throughout JBL’s “Hear The Truth” brand campaign.
 
Night Ranger is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards) and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).

Tracklist:
Coming For You
Bring It All Home To Me
Breakout
Hard To Make It Easy
Can’t Afford A Hero
Cold As December
Dance
The Hardest Road
Monkey
A Lucky Man
Tomorrow
Savior (Bonus Track for CD and LP only)

Total length: 0.53.43

Source: Frontiers Music SRL

LONG LIVE NIGHT RANGER.

HATEBREED – To Join The Metal Tour Of The Year

Posted in Metal with tags , on July 15, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

The Metal Tour of the Year co-headlined by MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD will soon lay waste to cities across North America with special guests TRIVIUM and HATEBREED. Due to international visa issues, special guests IN FLAMES will not be able to join the tour, but the highly anticipated trek will finally hit the road beginning August 20 through October 2.

Tickets and limited VIP packages are available at:

metaltouroftheyear.com

Source: MEGADETH

LONG LIVE MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, TRIVIUM And HATEBREED.

IRON MAIDEN – English Stout Limited Edition Collectible Tin

Posted in Metal with tags , , on July 12, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Source: Trooper Beer USA Facebook

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

AUTOGRAPH – 2021 Tour Dates Posted

Posted in Metal with tags on July 10, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

AUTOGRAPH will be performing many shows this Summer! Check out the tour flyer above, to see if they’re heading your way and… turn up the radio!!

LONG LIVE AUTOGRAPH.

STONE.

SLAYER Belt Buckle Thrift Store Find!

Posted in Metal with tags on July 10, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

This past week, my family brought home to me this kick-ass Slayer belt buckle. This is a thrift store find that cost $4.99. That’s a very decent price. I seriously never find anything related to Metal at thrift stores; occasionally I’ll find a worthy CD here or there. Honestly, this is the best Metal treasure that either my family or I have found at a thrift store in many years.

Metal be thy name – Stone.

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF SLAYER.

Rat Pak Records Set To Release GEORGE LYNCH “Seamless”

Posted in Metal with tags , , on July 9, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

With over 40 years playing guitar and songwriting as a professional musician, career firsts are minimal for someone as prolific as George Lynch. On August 20th, George gets to add another highlight with the release of his first-ever full-length instrumental album, Seamless. The album features nine brand new tracks and three bonus tracks from Lynch who is backed by drummer Jimmy D’Anda and bassist Eric Loiselle. 

Seamless is my attempt at creating a guitar driven instrumental record that delivers something outside the realm of what most people would expect from a guitar instrumental record coming from a semi-redeemed 80’s hair shredder. I wanted the record to be challenging but not exhausting; personal without being belligerently self-indulgent and include a fair amount of guitar histrionics and pay tribute to the masters without making it sound like I’m competing to be the end all summation of all guitar legacies that preceded me. I also wanted the underlying music to be more than vehicles for solos; I wanted the compositions to be able to stand on their own,” explains Lynch. 

From the driving guitar riff of album opener “Quiver” to the haunting outro of album closer “Falling Apart,” it is clear George Lynch was looking to explore his writing and love for the guitar. Songs like “Cola,” “Sharks With Laser Beams,” and “Supersonic Hypnotic Groove Thing” explore the various musical styles George likes to play while giving him room to experiment with new sounds alongside his signature tone. The album on all formats includes three bonus tracks that were added to the album after the extra tracks were presented to the label. “Blue Light Effect,” House Of Eternal Return” and “The Weight” also show the musical diversity that only George Lynch as a trio can create.

TRACK LISTING

1.    Quiver

2.    Cola

3.    TJ69

4.    Death By A Thousand Licks

5.    iThink

6.    Sharks With Laser Beams

7.    Octavia

8.    Supersonic Hypnotic Groove Thing 

9.    Falling Apart

BONUS TRACKS (on CD/Digital & Download Card)

10.  Blue Light Effect (Bonus Track)

11.  House Of Eternal Return (Bonus Track)

12.  The Weight (Bonus Track)

LONG LIVE GEORGE LYNCH.

Bay Area Thrashers INFEX Release Lyric Video For “The Abyss”

Posted in Metal with tags , , , on July 8, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Bay Area Thrashers INFEX have released a lyric video for “The Abyss,” a track from forthcoming album Burning in Exile. The video was directed and edited by Lance Woodruff. Commence thrashing at youtu.be/k-4IbkTi9dk or below:

Concerning the lyrical inspiration for “The Abyss,” the band had this to say: 

“The Abyss was inspired by the famous quote from Friedrich Nietzsche – ‘Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.’ 

We find the quote relatable more than ever in today’s super-charged political and existential social climates. That which we hate, we become. The Abyss is a metaphor for the oppressive anxiety of the modern day social climate. It’s like staring into the darkness of the Abyss, overwhelmed with fear of what happens when we come out the other side. As it consumes you, you become one with it, and panic attack becomes the daily norm.”

INFEX will self-release Burning in Exile on August 13th on CD, digital and limited edition red translucent 12″ vinyl formats. 

Pre-orders are available now at: infex.bandcamp.com/album/burning-in-exile

In case you missed it, check out the official video for album track “Acid Reign” at youtu.be/EDjRsqTlfCE

Line-up:
Jack – Guitars and Vocals, Adam – Guitars and vocals, RC – Bass and vocals, Corey – Drums

Though the sound of Burning inExile is firmly anchored in a ripping form of thrash metal, elements of old school hardcore and crossover metal are present as well. Having grown up during the Thrash Metal heyday and listening to genre pioneers like Exodus, Kreator, Destruction, Slayer, Dark Angel and the like, along with old-school hardcore influences like Discharge, Attitude Adjustment, Cryptic Slaughter, DRI, and Excel, INFEX blends the styles of all these and more into a raw outpouring of aggression and anger.

Burning in Exile was recorded at Trident Studios in Martinez, CA (Machine Head, Vio-Lence, Testament, Exodus). It was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Juan UrteagaINFEX booked the studio time in late 2019 and began recording in March of 2020, right as the Covid-19 pandemic became serious. Due to the lockdown, the recording sessions were spaced out further than anticipated, resulting in the inspiration for the album title, Burning in Exile.
The band’s album release show happens on August 14th at 3 Disciples Brewing in Santa Rosa, California.

Track Listing:

1 – Blood of the Wicked

2 – The Burning

3 – Exiled 

4 – Acid Reign

5 – The Abyss

6 – Legions of Hate 

7 – Torn Apart

8 – Beer Run

9 – 7.62

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE INFEX.

DORO / WARLOCK – “Triumph And Agony Live” Album Cover Art Revealed

Posted in Metal with tags , on July 7, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

From the Facebook timeline of DORO (7/7/21):

So happy to show you the cover artwork of “Triumph And Agony Live”. It’s released on September 24 and includes the whole “Triumph And Agony” album in awesome live versions on CD, vinyl, Blu-ray and in the most beautiful boxset we ever had. I love the new cover art so much! Check it out!

Love, Doro

LONG LIVE DORO.

DOWN – Announces NOLA Town Throwdown At The Fillmore In New Orleans August 13th; In-Person And Virtual Tickets On Sale This Friday!

Posted in Metal with tags , , , on July 7, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

(photo by Danin Drahos)

Long-running heavy metal supergroup DOWN, featuring vocalist Philip H. Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower, and bassist Pat Bruders, will return to the stage Friday, August 13th for a very special in-person live and virtual experience!

The fittingly titled NOLA Town Throwdown will take place at the Fillmore in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fans can attend the show in person while those who can’t make it, can still catch it in real time from the comfort of their living room! Support will be provided by special guest comedian Dave Hill.

Comments the band:

Philip H. Anselmo: “It’s gonna be great to play our home town again! Always a blast!”

Pepper Keenan: “NOLA Town Throwdown is a long time coming. Let’s do this and make it epic! Up the hammers!”

Pat Bruders: “Through the hard times and now for the good times, this is gonna be a very special show for everyone! We’re ready to turn it up and slam it DOWN!”

Kirk Windstein: “Playing on stage with my brothers in DOWN is always a special moment to me. We can’t wait to blow the roof off of The Fillmore! Being in NOLA takes this to a whole new level!”

Jimmy Bower: “It’s been way too long, y’all! I can’t remember the last time we played NOLA. On Friday, August 13th we will play our hometown. A DOWNshow y’all! Old friends, good times, and great tunes on a superstitious night! We’re ready to jam, are you?”

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 9th at 10:00am central time through Livenation.com for the live event and down-nola.com for the livestream. Don’t miss out – tickets will go quick!

You know it’s DOWN as soon as you hear them. That’s the way it’s always been, and nothing will ever change that. There’s no mistaking those gargantuan riffs, swamp blues leads, crashing drums, and hypnotic howls for absolutely anybody else under the sun. Philip H. Anselmo, Pepper Keenan, Jimmy Bower, Pat Bruders, and Kirk Windstein uphold a certain tradition that countless fans celebrate, expanding their own musical mythos as they leave its pillars intact and untouched.

With a collective resume encompassing Pantera, Corrosion Of Conformity, Crowbar, and EyeHateGod, the quintet puffed out its first haze of sonic smoke from the belly of gritty old New Orleans on the 1995 platinum-selling classic, NOLA. At that moment, they naturally summoned something akin to a ritual, continually partaking in it with critically revered offerings — Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow in 2002, Down III: Over The Under in 2007, Down IV – Part One in 2012, and Down IV – Part Two in 2014. Their shows built a certain live lore with unforgettable runs alongside Metallica and Heaven & Hell as well as coveted spots on iconic fests like Download, Soundwave, Ozzfest, and so many others forever delivering passionate, powerful, pure heavy music you can feel deep down in your soul.  

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE DOWN.

LUNARSEA – To Play Camunia Sonora Fest On July 25th

Posted in Metal with tags , , , on July 1, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Italian melodic death metallers LUNARSEA have a pleasure to announce that they will play at the 3-days Camunia Sonora Fest in Brescia – Italy, on Sunday, July 25th! 

The band stated:
“FINALLY BACK ON STAGE! We will share the stage with legends as Sodom and SAMAEL at Camunia Sonora on Sunday 25th July.”

Tickets avalaible only at www.liveticket.it/camuniasonora
Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2812177992435687

LUNARSEA:
Alessandro Iacobellis – Vocals
Fabiano Romagnoli – Guitars
Leonardo Noschese – Guitars
Erica Berton – Bass
Andrea Miazzetto – Drums

LUNARSEA’s latest album “Earthling/Terrestre”, released in January 2020, is available worldwide. Orders directly from the band store at: https://lunarsea.bandcamp.com and https://lunarsea.bigcartel.com.

Earthling/Terrestre full album streaming: https://youtu.be/zluD1tf1DMQ

Source: Split Screen Management

LONG LIVE LUNARSEA.

WHITE CRONE – TO RELEASE “STARGAZER”

Posted in Metal with tags , , , on July 1, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Blues badass turned metal maven, Lisa Mann – mastermind behind White Crone – will release a cover of Rainbow’s Stargazer on July 9th.

Pre-save the digital single:  https://show.co/OgRjenH

Based out of Portland, Oregon, White Crone is the metal brainchild of award winning blues artist and bassist / vocalist Lisa Mann. Growing up in the mosh pits of the 80s, she was inspired by bands such as Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, Black Sabbath, Manowar, Dio and more. A mostly one-woman project, White Crone is a love letter to this grand era of metal, and a lyrical homage to mystical storytelling traditions of yore.

Never losing the blues swagger, White Crone delivers traditional heavy Metal, with traces of prog, proto & black – rounded out with classic Dickinsonian female vocals.All of this culminated in the debut album “The Poisoner”. “The Poisoner”will take you “back to the day.” 

Lisa Mann comments: “I was inspired to write metal songs a few years ago, after hearing the band Ghost during the Grammy voting process. I taught myself to play guitar and drums in order to record at home. After I had tracked several songs in my spare time, it occured to me that other people might want to hear this music as well. So I hired a professional drummer (Larry London) to record in a real studio (Opal Studio, Portland OR), added Mehdi Farjami and Vinny Appice to some tracks, painstakingly tracked my own guitar parts, and voila, White Crone was born. As a well known Contemporary Blues artist, I knew it was risky to dive into the field of metal, but I felt the need to pursue this dream. I really just wanted to make an album that I would have listened to when I was 16!”

This heartfelt cover of the classic Rainbow track was mixed and mastered at Opal Studio by Kevin Hahn. Lisa Mann performs on vocals and bass guitar. The bass and keyboard tracks were recorded at home by Lisa and her husband Allen (Bass Salad Studio). Blues Rock artist Alastair Greene (Santa Barbara, CA) plays guitar on the track. On keyboards is Eric Lawrence. The legendary Vinny Appice fills out the Stargazer lineup on drums.

The song is even longer and more self-indulgent than the original, clocking in at almost 9 minutes. It will be released in digital format only on the day before Ronnie James Dio’s birthday, in his honor. It will be available for streaming on select platforms as well as available for download at the White Crone website. 

http://whitecrone.com/
https://whitecrone.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/whitecrone
https://www.instagram.com/whitecrone/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE WHITE CRONE.

Johnny Solinger – Rest In Peace

Posted in Metal with tags , on June 29, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

It’s with a saddened heart to write that Johnny Solinger has passed away this past weekend from liver failure. Johnny Solingers’ musical career spanned Country to Heavy Metal. He is most famously known for fronting Skid Row; accomplishing an amazing tenure as their lead singer.

Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family, bandmates, friends and fans of Johnny Solinger. May he rest and Rock in peace.

If you never tuned into the Johnny Solinger era of Skid Row, please do so for I highly recommend that historic moment in heavy music history. The Johnny Solinger era of Skid Row will forever remain a favorite of mine. God Bless Johnny Solinger and his family.


HELLOWEEN – Self-titled Album Debuts At #1 On German Album Charts

Posted in Metal with tags , , , on June 26, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

From HELLOWEEN Twitter timeline (6/25/21):

NOW IT’S TIME FOR HAPPINESS: Our new album “Helloween” has entered the official German album charts at the top position – the first time EVER for a HELLOWEEN album! Our gratitude and appreciation for all our fans, not only in Germany, but WORLDWIDE is beyond words!

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN!!

“BIOGRAPHY KISSTORY” 2 Night Event Airs Sunday June 27th On A&E

Posted in Metal with tags , , on June 24, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Credit: Courtesy A&E

A&E’s definitive documentary film “Biography: KISStory” celebrates five decades of KISS! The four-hour, two-night event airs this Sunday, June 27th and Monday, June 28th from 9-11pm ET/PT.

Source: KISS Official

LONG LIVE KISS.

EXHUMED – Announce Worming Through America Fall Headline Tour – With CREEPING DEATH, BEWITCHER And ENFORCED

Posted in Metal with tags on June 23, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Gore Metal maniacs EXHUMED return to the stage this Fall! The Worming Through America tour begins October 22 and features support from Creeping Death, Bewitcher & Enforced! Tickets are on sale this Friday and a full schedule is available below. 

EXHUMED Comments:

“We’re beyond psyched to be back on the road AT LAST! It’s been far too long since the teeming masses have choked on our foul stench. We’ve put together a killer, diverse lineup to crack craniums and rupture eardrums in a town (hopefully) near you, as well as some new surprises, including ‘Worming,’ an exclusive ‘tour-only’ vinyl EP. Gas up your chainsaws, put your beers and corpses on ice and get ready for us to roll into your neck of the woods and wake up some neighbors!”

EXHUMED TOUR DATES:

All Dates Oct 22 – Nov 20 w/ Creeping Death / Bewitcher / Enforced (Drops after Nov 13)

Oct 22 Costa Mesa, CA The Commissary

Oct 23 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick

Oct 24 Mesa, AZ Nile Underground

Oct 25 Flagstaff, AZ Yucca North

Oct 26 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad

Oct 27 El Paso, TX The Rock House

Oct 28 Odessa, TX Cactus House 

Oct 29 San Antonio, TX The Rock Box

Oct 30 Austin, TX The Lost Well

Oct 31 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey

Nov 02 Indianapolis, IN Black Circle Brewing 

Nov 03 Cincinnati, OH Legends

Nov 04 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s

Nov 05 Norfolk, VA Taphouse

Nov 06 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery

Nov 07 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus

Nov 08 Boston, MA Sonia 

Nov 09 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place

Nov 10 Detroit, MI Sanctuary

Nov 11 Chicago, IL Reggie’s

Nov 12 Madison, WI Crucible

Nov 13 Davenport, IA Racoon Motel

Nov 14 Omaha, NE Slowdown *

Nov 15 Denver, CO Oriental Theater *

Nov 16 Salt Lake City, UT Ace’s High Saloon *

Nov 17 Boise, ID The Shredder *

Nov 18 Seattle, WA El Corazon *

Nov 19 Portland, OR Dante’s *

Nov 20 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Opera House *

* No Enforced

EXHUMED Are:

Matt Harvey – Guitar, Vocals

Ross Sewage – Bass, Vocals

Mike Hamilton – Drums

Sebastian Phillips – Guitar

US Webstore

European webstore

Exhumed on Facebook

Exhumed on YouTube

Source: EXHUMED / Darker Corners

LONG LIVE EXHUMED.

KIX FRONTMAN STEVE WHITEMAN RELEASES FIRST EVER SOLO ALBUM, YOU’RE WELCOME ON JULY 2, 2021

Posted in Metal with tags on June 21, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Credit: Mark Weiss

KIX CURRENTLY ON THE ROAD PLAYING DATES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND HEADLINING M3 ROCK FESTIVAL JULY 2

New York, NY – June 18, 2021 – For the first time in his 35+ year history of as the lead singer and front man of KIXSteve Whiteman will release his first ever solo album, You’re Welcome, on July 2, 2021.  The 12-song album was co-produced by Whiteman along with his trusted collaborators Brad Divens, Jimmy Chalfant, and Bob Paré; it was recorded and mixed by Divens at Fixintogetmixin Studio.

Though the recent pandemic essentially derailed the last year-plus of KIX’s touring plans, it gave Whiteman the chance to settle in at home for a critical period of time and vocal rest, the results of which he was able to channel directly into writing and recording You’re Welcome.  “Not being able to play for over a year gave me the opportunity to get together with some friends and make an album of these songs,” said Whiteman. “It was great having something to do during COVID. We all had a great time making this record and I’m very proud of it!”

You’re Welcome is chock full of hard-rock gems. “I knew pretty early on this music wasn’t KIX music and that it was definitely going to be for my solo thing,” says Whiteman. Whether it’s the harmonica-splattered conflict of “Bad Blood,” the bluesy strike of “Lightning Bolt,” the instantly catchy “Do Me Like You Done Me Before,” the heartfelt and somewhat melancholy “Kid Dynamite,” a tribute to Ronnie Younkins [KIX guitarist], who’s been going through another bout of rehab, or the lusty wink-nudgery of “Tug of Luv” (one of the artist’s personal favorite tracks), You’re Welcome adds yet another exciting chapter to Whiteman’s storied recorded legacy. 

If Whiteman’s loyal KIX fanbase feels like the album title sounds familiar, they’d be right.  “It comes from a bit I do during KIX shows where I ask our crowds for a response. I demand they reply, ‘You’re welcome’ every time I say, ‘Thank you,’” Whiteman explains.   And if the cover art gives them an incredible sense of déjà vu — it depicts Whiteman’s signature at the top, and a large, self-drawn stick figure underneath it, they’re exactly right. “Yeah, that started when KIX’s first album came out and the label had us do all these local in-stores,” Whiteman recounts. “It was madness, because we would be sitting there for like two or three hours just signing albums. People were always saying things like, ‘Write something special to me’ or ‘do something special,’ and I just ran out of ideas. Finally, I just started doing this little stick man as a portrait — and it kinda stuck. When people ask for my autograph now, they want my stick man — and now everybody can get it on the cover of my album.”

Cover Art: Steve Whiteman

KIX has released seven albums over their career including last year’s Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit, released on the 35th anniversary of the release of Midnite Dynamite.  KIX will be on the road for the rest of the year, including headlining the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD on July 2.  See all KIX tour dates HERE

You’re Welcome Track Listing:

1.  Easy
2.  Talking Bout Luv
3.  Get The Wild Out
4.  Shock
5.  Prick Teaser
6.  Bad Blood
7.  Kid Dynamite
8.  Lightning Bolt
9.  Strip
10. Tug of Luv
11. Do Me Like You Done Me Before
12. Shook Me In My Shoes

KIX

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Facebook

Twitter

Source: 37 – Media Press

LONG LIVE STEVE WHITEMAN.

STONE.

Black Donut Records To Release “World Without End: An Underground Tribute To Samhain”

Posted in Metal with tags , , on June 21, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Black Donut Records is pleased to announce that they will release “World Without End: An Underground Tribute to Samhain” on July 9th 2021.

While celebrating well-known legends is certainly a worthwhile endeavor, sometimes the underdog deserves a tribute. In that spirit, it’s high time for the unholy Samhain to enjoy a little bit of the limelight. Black Donut Records–in collaboration with twelve underground bands unified by a singular passion for Danzig’s lesser-known work–is pleased to present their inaugural release: a compilation album dedicated to the finest purveyors of gritty occult deathrock. World Without End: An Underground Tribute to Samhain will be released on July 9th, with a pre-order available now.

From a curatorial perspective, Black Donut Records seeks to shed some well-deserved love on an act regrettably neglected by the fickle tides of fame and fortune. Wedged in the timeline between the beloved horror-punk of Misfits and the blusier doom of Danzig, the legacy of the ghoulish Samhain has been regrettably lost in the fray. Their catalog has been out of print for decades, and is unavailable on streaming services–a death knell in the modern era, if e’er there was. With the small-yet-dedicated fandom left to scrounge YouTube’s dark corners for a modicum of access to their discography, the unfortunately inaccessible Samhain are long overdue for some attention.

While the bands collected herein deliver a wide array of sonic styles and aesthetic approaches, a singular passion and an instantly recognizable rough ‘n’ tumble Samhain spirit serves as the glue that holds the compilation together. Take, for example, Night Goat’s bombastically highoctane take on “Moribund,” DemonScar’s faithfully gritty “November’s Fire,” or Spellgrinder’s slick and sleazy interpretation of the intrinsically jubilant “All Murder, All Guts, All Fun.” A project larger, by default, than the sum of its component parts, this compilation will undoubtedly appeal to any fan who holds the source material in high regard.

Pre-order: https://samhaintribute.bandcamp.com/album/world-without-end

World Without End Tracklist
1. “Black Dream” – Atomic Kavemen ft Marron Chaplin
2. “All Murder, All Guts, All Fun” – Spellgrinder
3. “Horror Biz” – Dead Eye Doll
4. “The Shift” – Rift Valley
5. “Archangel” – Energy
6. “Moribund” – Night Goat
7. “I Am Misery”- Bovine Nightmares
8. “Mother of Mercy” – Dead Rites
9. “To Walk the Night” – The Zenith
10. “Let the Day Begin” – The Red Edges
11. “November’s Fire” – DemonScar
12. “Death…In Its Arms” – Matte Martin

Black Donut Records can be found:
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Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF SAMHAIN.

STONE.

MORDIAN TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE

Posted in Metal with tags , , on June 21, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

January Moon’, the new single from Alternative-Gothic artist Mordian, is to be released July 2nd. Produced by Evan Graham Dunn, it’s a haunting offering meant to carve the path for the next era of music; Mordian is eager to release more material after a period of rumination.

‘January Moon’ follows her debut EP ‘Romance in Disguise’ which released in May 2019 and contains three distinctive sections which explore contrasting moods and atmospheres. Opening with serene entwining of vocal harmonies and clean guitar chords, this section has a personal feel with a strong uplifting atmosphere. Soulful vocals produce a beautiful sound before thundering into heavily distorted metal instrumentation and melodic elements. Emerging from the depths, the concluding passage brings a delicate melody performed on classical guitar with a haunting spoken narrative.

Journeying through intense moods, the distinctive musical style of each part delivers its own powerful impact. Mordian’s overarching Gothic themes and ethereal sounds are certain to evoke a whole world of feelings within.

Socials:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mordian_official/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mordianofficial
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0t655475M2ZrGOHKmYnUjV?si=jduwqesjTNSiw1pnK_8AoQ&dl_branch=1
Bandcamp: https://mordian.bandcamp.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE MORDIAN.

STONE.

METALLICA – Will Headline HELLFEST 2022

Posted in Metal with tags , , , on June 19, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

METALLICA is slated as the headliner for HELLFEST 2022! This HELLFEST is absolutely stocked with Metal legends, just look at the flyer above! MERCYFUL FATE! TRIPTYKON! Heck, even Ugly Kid Joe is among the mix!

350 bands will perform across six stages! HELLFEST will be a two-part festival, with the following dates: June 17, 18, 19 and June 23, 24, 25, 26. METALLICA will headline on June 26th.

For more info on ALL the scheduled HELLFEST dates, visit: https://www.hellfest.fr/tickets-informations.html

LONG LIVE HELLFEST.

Buy Directly From Your Favorite Underground Bands!

Posted in Metal with tags on June 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

If this hostile Covid pandemic has taught me anything it’s that people’s lives and livelihoods are so incredibly fragile. Countless lives and jobs have either been destroyed or altered in some fashion. I’m lucky that my day job is working for a very busy and popular upscale grocery store; therefore my job has been safe since the pandemic started. I’m also blessed I was not struck with the coronavirus.

Unfortunately, indie, underground bands and solo musicians took one of the biggest hits financially this past 18 months. Touring and playing live in bars and clubs came to a screaming halt in 2020, for obvious reasons. Without touring and playing live shows, musicians are shut-out financially. No live shows means zero band merch is being sold to fans that would have attended.

A tremendous way to kickstart your favorite bands bank accounts once again is to buy directly from them!
During 2020, I bought vinyl, cassettes and other merch from bands I dig a whole lot; some of these bands I supported were: Haunt, Exhumed, The Dollyrots, Pounder and King Diamond. A fabulous site to purchase music and merch from is Bandcamp. This site supports thousands of indie and underground artists.

On another note: The next time you want to buy your music or merch from the corporate conglomerate known as Amazon, check out your favorite mainstream band’s websites. I’ve bought directly from Metallica and their website is loaded with music and merch; especially live music you cannot find anywhere else.

Stone

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