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METALOCALYPSTICK: Canada’s Premier Women Focused Metal Festival Announces 2019 Lineup w/ Lost Nebula, Interitum, Massive Scar Era and more!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 9, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Happening on: June 29-30 – Lone Butte, BC

Lone Butte, BC, Canada will once again be shaken by the sounds of heavy metal on Canada Day weekend with the 2019 edition of Metalocalypstick Festival. Over the course of the weekend, 22 bands will take the stage, each featuring at least one woman in a show of feminine power across metal, punk and rock.

This year, bands from Canada, Tasmania, Mexico, Egypt and USA will gather for the one of a kind festival in the Canadian wilds. The non-profit organization is dedicated to giving back to the community and donating 100% of the proceeds to local charities including Girls Rock Camp and the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter. Each year an independent band is also sponsored by the festival to further their musical pursuits.

Spotify Playlist here – Festival Digital Sampler of 2019 Performing Bands – Metal Queens Vol. 3

Promo video (clips from 2017):

The lineup for 2019 includes:

Attack The Fire (Vancouver)
Call Of The Siren (Edmonton)
Chaos Century (Vancouver)
Crimson Caliber (Medicine Hat)
Fallen Stars (Vancouver)
Forsaken Rite (Edmonton)
Interitum (Launceston, Tasmania)
Kayas (Vancouver)
Kelevra (Regina)
Kosm (Vancouver)
Lost Nebula (Hermosillo, Mexico)
Massive Scar Era (Vancouver/ Cairo, Egypt)
Obsidian (Vancouver)
Ophelia Falling (Vancouver)
Orchestry (BC)
Sins Of Sorrow (Edmonton)
Siren’s Rain (Puget Sound, USA)
Subterranea (Toronto)
Sugar Wash (Edmonton)
The Shit Talkers (Vancouver)
Violent Betty (Saskatoon)
The Vth Circle (Vancouver)

Tickets for the event and more information is available through the official website: http://metalocalypstickfest.rocks/

About:

Featured in publications such as Metal Hammer and Billboard, Metalocalypstick Fest not only celebrates women in metal but also gives back to the community. Formed in 2016 as a non-profit organization, they are dedicated to raising funds and donating 100% of proceeds to local charities Girls Rock Camp, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, and Earth Protectors plus they sponsor an independent band picked by Metalocalypstick Fest judges.

The festival was founded by Kaija Kinney of Vancouver’s Anarcheon after researching a lack of female based metal festivals to apply her band to, Kinney took matters into in her own and decided to produce the event.

“This festival means the celebration of both sexes coming together and creating something amazing. People like to say women in metal aren’t a big deal anymore and that we are all the same. I feel that is untrue, this is still a male dominated world and woman are still looked as lesser. I want to showcase all these bad ass ladies and celebrate the differences of men and woman rather than pretend we are all equal. Truth is we are different why can’t we celebrate that?” says Kinney.

Festival Location:
Lone Butte Community Hall
5994 Hwy. 24
Lone Butte, BC

Links:
Billboard Magazine: Canada’s Metalocalypstick Fest Will Celebrate Women in Rock While Giving Back 
Vancouver Sun: Metalocalypstick Festival showcases women of metal
FB: www.facebook.com/metalocalypstickfest

2019 Partners:

Absolute Underground Mag
Atonita Draws
Asher Media Relations
Broken Neck Radio
Exclaim!
Metal Devastation Radio
Metal Master Kingdom
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Prairie Fire Events
PureGrainAudio
Pure Rock Radio
Whitelf Films

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LONG LIVE METALOCALYPSTICK.

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Italian Trad-Metal Trailblazers TIR Releasing ‘Metal Shock’ May 10th On Gates Of Hell Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 5, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

One of the very first Italian heavy metal bands returns with its first full-length album in eight years, Metal Shock! Trailblazing and traditional metal ensemble TIR will release Metal Shock May 10th on Gates of Hell Records. The album’s first single is streaming below.

Stream “La Luna nel Cerchio” below:

youtu.be/DaUphjvpLoQ

Metal Shock is the band’s second full-length in a career that dates back to 1980. Metal Shock is an album that challenges the old-school metal status quo by having lyrics sung entirely in Italian.

Recorded at Trick Studio in Rome in late 2018/early 2019, Metal Shock is sung entirely in Italian, giving TIR yet another angle in a career that has been marked by going against the grain. Several of the songs found on Metal Shock date all the way back to the band’s halcyon ’80s period and were subsequently re-written and tinkered with until the members of TIR were satisfied. This type of meticulous detail shines throughout the album, where TIR’s penchant for knifing twin guitar melodies, hefty gallops and the multi-faceted vocal capabilities of Cialone are pure touchstones of metal’s undisputed glory era.

Traditional metal fans will instantly heed the call of TIR’s melody-dominated style and taut songwriting approach. Metal Shock marks a new beginning for a band, who, even as they are approaching the four-decade mark, are playing some of their most inspired material to date. TIR shows with Metal Shock that there is nothing stronger than conviction.

Track Listing:

  1. Città In Fiamme
  2. La Sfida
  3. Banche Armate
  4. La Luna Nel Cerchio
  5. Crazy Mama
  6. Dentro Il Vuoto
  7. Lasciateci Fare
  8. Metal Shock
  9. Beat 150
  10. Mitra
  11. Memoria (Faber)

TIR:

Sergio Bonelli – Guitars

Danilo Antonini– Guitars

Dino Gubinelli – Bass

Piero Arioni – Drums

Giuseppe Cialone – Vocals

CD Pre-order:

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Vinyl LP Pre-order:

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TIR BIO:

A year away from their 40th anniversary, Italian traditional metal outfit TIR remains one of the best-kept secrets in the underground. Formed in 1980 by the guitar tandem of Sergio Bonelli and Danilo Antonini, TIR opted for the path of most resistance: Instead of releasing studio albums and seeking major label assistance, they preferred to perform live shows. Their performances soon became can’t-miss events in Rome. Aided by fire, pyrotechnics and even live snakes, TIR’s reputation spread like wildfire (no pun intended) in their home city, catapulting their lone release of the decade, 1984’s self-titled demo, into the frenzied world of underground tape trading. However, while the metal scene waited for TIR to record a proper full-length album, the band stuck to their guns and simply kept playing live.

TIR would split in 1986, only to reform two years later. It wasn’t until 2011 that the band saw fit to release an album of original material, the appropriately titled Heavy Metal. Eight years later, TIR (who, in addition to Bonelli and Antonini, comprise long-time bassist Dino Gubinelli, vocalist Giuseppe Cialone and drummer Piero Arioni) return with Metal Shock, their first release for Gates of Hell Records.

More label & band info:

TIR on Facebook

cruzdelsurmusic.com

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE TIR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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ANGELES – Entire Whisky A Go Go Show Video Footage Unleashed!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 29, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

On February 28th, the legendary LA Rockers ANGELES shared the stage with Jake E. Lee’s RED DRAGON CARTEL at Whisky A Go Go. Now the band has posted online a video footage from the entire show, watch it here: https://youtu.be/xO3shUn_RsU or below:

Just previously ANGELES announced their brand new song “Rolling Like Thunder” coming out worldwide on April 5th, via Bongo Boy Records, included on the label’s Hard Rock / Metal album Emidio’s Rock Den Vol. 2! “Rolling Like Thunder” is also coming out on Dark Star/Sony as a single in early May!

Album Page for Emidio’s Rock Den Vol. 2: https://bongoboyrecords.com/emidiosrockdenvol2/
Album Project details: https://conta.cc/2TFWkrc

Watch the revised video for the song “Pain”, taken from the band’s new album “Time of Truth” (released on October 16th, via Bongo Boy Records):

Also check out the video for the first single “God, Country and King”, here:

“Time of Truth” album is featured by the band’s new lead singer Daniel Ferreira. Get “Time of Truth” Physical CD’s at this location (https://bongoboyrecords.com/angeles), available also on all digital downloads.

“Time of Truth” – Track Listing:
1. Pain – Lytle/ LeBoeuf / Ferreira
2. Not Here to Play – Lytle / Lewis
3. Hollywood – Lytle / Thrill
4. Trouble – Lytle / Lewis
5. Goodbye – Lytle / LeBoeuf
6. We’re No Angels – Lytle / Raudman
7. Are You Ready For Your Sins – Lytle / Ferreira
8. Lonely Road – Lytle / Thrill
9. Band Plays On – Lytle / Lewis
10. Shiver Me Timbers – Lytle /Raudman
11. God, Country and King – Lytle / Lewis

On February 2019, ANGELES emerged to Dark Star Records/Sony, besides their long time label partner Bongo Boy Records, promoting “Time of Truth” worldwide through both labels.

ANGELES Line-up:
Demon Dale aka Dale Lytle – Guitar
Daniel Ferreira – Vocals
Rob Saranpa – Bass Guitar
Danny Basulto – Drums

About ANGELES:

Dale Lytle and Dave Raudman united the musicians that would form the band known as Angeles. Their first Hollywood gig was at the Troubadour where they were setting attendance records playing the midnight slot on Sunday nights. They also played at The Whiskey and The Roxy on the Sunset strip in Hollywood California and they became one of L.A.’s largest Indie bands of the 80’s. They performed at Devonshire Downs outdoor stadium to over 6,000 people twice and also played In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida with Ron Bushy from Iron Butterfly.

In 1984, Angeles performed at the Reseda Country Club, appearing with Bon Jovi. They have also shared a stage with Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Ratt, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Ronnie James Dio, Jefferson Starship, Robbie Krieger of the Doors, Jack Russell’s “Great White”, The Tubes, Foghat, Y&T, Michael Schenker and Dokken just to name a few of the legends of Rock N Roll. Signed to Mystic records, Angeles recorded their debut album “We’re No Angels”. In 1984. They were featured in the1985 September issue of Hit Parader magazine. A number of Angeles’ songs, including “Nasty Girls”, “You Want Me To Love You”, and “Can’t Find the Words” has been played on nationwide radio stations.

In 1999, their album “No Limits” was featured on 95.5 KLOS Local Licks Sunday night program. Angeles was honored to not only be featured on the program four times, but they were also the only band to ever have six songs played on a Double Local Licks feature in a single program. During one week in 1999, “Can’t Find the Words” was played 527 times. The song continued to play nationwide on radio stations. Angeles has released 12 albums (CDs) to date with “Time of Truth’ being released in October, 2018 on Bongo Boy Records.

More information at:
BAND: https://www.facebook.com/TheAngelesBand | http://www.angelesband.com
Bongo Boy Records here: https://bongoboyrecords.com
Dark Star Records/Sony here: http://www.darkstarrecords.com

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE ANGELES.

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THE END A.D. Sign With Fastball Music, To Release New Album In Autumn!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, Punk rock, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 23, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Philadelphia’s female fronted Metal/Hardcore/Punk act THE END A.D. has signed with Fastball Music for the release of the band’s next album, coming out in Autumn 2019!

Stated Fastball Music:
“We’re thrilled to announce the cooperation with Philadelphia’s Female Fronted Metal / Hardcore / Punk band The End A.D. for the release of their upcoming album in autumn this year. More news regarding upcoming singles, videos and the official album release date coming soon…”

The End A.D. was formed in 2014 and has members from some of the filthiest bands to ever plague the city of brotherly love. Ami Friend who is one of the most exciting singers to see live joined The End A.D. on vocals back in May of 2017. The band has already pounded out two releases since Ami joined the band: Their 12-inch color vinyl EP “The Smell of Despair” via Kill Time Records and their split cassette release “Sermon of Violence” with the all female Thrash band Tormentress from Singapore via Hellforced Records.

Get more information at www.fastball-music.de/

Watch “Infinite Jest” Official Video, taken from the band’s debut album “Scorched Earth” (released on August 25, 2017 via Massacre Records):

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE THE END A.D.

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ONSLAUGHT – The Wait Is Over! Official Single And Video “A Perfect Day To Die” Is Released!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

On March 8th at 13:00 cet, the UK Thrash Legends ONSLAUGHT unleashed to the masses their first single and video “A Perfect Day To Die” from the upcoming album, coming out via AFM Records! Watch and enjoy the video here:

The video got its exclusive worldwide premiering on the recent 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019 Cruise (on January 31 – February 4, 2019).

Next ONSLAUGHT show:
May 24 – Pitfest 2019 – Drenthe, Netherlands
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/445938119196146

More shows TBA.

UK Thrash legends ONSLAUGHT are one of the most explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80’s (Power From Hell / The Force / In Search of Sanity), the band marked it’s path to become a major influence for many Metal generations to follow. Since reforming in 2005, the band have performed countless shows / tours all across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the scene today, with crushing performances at Wacken / Bang Your Head / Thrash Domination / 70000 Tons of Metal / Hammersonic / Hellfest / Brutal Assault & Bloodstock Festivals to name just a few..!!

With four critically acclaimed album releases in 2007 / 2009 / 2011 & 2013 (Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI) and with the back catalog being released no fewer than 3 times ONSLAUGHT stands as one of the most respected acts in the Metal scene today. 2017, the band hit South and Central America, Mexico and once again Europe. One of the highlights of the year however was breaking new ground as the first legitimate international thrash metal band ever to play in the Lebanon. With a new album now well underway the ONSLAUGHT continues, as relentless and hungry as ever!

Source: Alpah Omega Management

LONG LIVE ONSLAUGHT.

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ARTWORK FOR THE BLIND (Death/Thrash Metal) Release New Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 9, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Kentucky metallers Artwork for the Blind released a video for their track “Shoot The Moon (El Roacho)” off sophomore album II earlier this week.  The jarring political statement showcases the band’s psychedelic approach to the groove and death subgenres.

Guitarist Sol. E. Williams says of this new offering, “The new vid… Watch the details.”

Witness those details here:

About Artwork For the Blind:

In 2012, Artwork for the Blind began with an original line up of Chris Brackett (Guitarist), Sean Coy Curry (Vocalist), Mike Hoehn (Bassist), and Larry Myers (Drummer). The quartet soon began writing their first set of songs and gigging around the Louisville area. In 2014, the group released their self-produced, self-titled album to much praise in the Louisville local metal scene. Then in 2015, the group started writing and recording their second self-produced album, II.

Soon after II was released, guitarist Chris Brackett decided to bow out of the group citing health issues. The group had been recording at Louisville guitarist Sol. E. Williams house, so it was only natural that Sol. be asked to take Brackett’s place on guitar.  Almost immediately, the band began to extend its range throughout the Midwest.

Soon after joining, Sol. began writing material for a new EP.  In the summer of 2017, Artwork began recording for another self produced release. In August of 2018, the group made their third release, the 5-song EP titled A Dying Breed and the Living Proof to much acclaim in their growing following.

Currently the group is writing and recording material for a fourth release with singles expecting to be cut as the album progresses. Furthermore they expect to be scheduling shows throughout the Midwest this summer and releasing videos in support of the last summer EP.

Connect with Artwork for the Blind

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE ARTWORK FOR THE BLIND.

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BABYLON SHAKES – Release New Video

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

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Taken from the bands new album ‘Exile to the Velveteen Lounge’, sleaze powerhouse BABYLON SHAKES and HighVolMusic have released a new video for the track ‘Making a Million’.

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Track Listing:

“Making A Million”

“Sunset Striptease”

“Sin Parade”

“No Pictures Please”

“Velveteen Libertine”

“Silver Tongue Devil”

“Hardtimes”

“Die Pretty”

“Star In Your Eyes”

“Motel Lights”

BABYLON SHAKES – Tour Dates:

3/2/19      Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
3/8/19      Hermitage, TN @ Shooters
3/29/19    Atlanta, GA @ Firehouse at Center Stage Atlanta
4/6/19      Newark, DE @ Halftime Sports Bar & Music Venue
5/2/19      Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
5/11/19    Westville, NJ @ Hot Shots

For more information visit www.highvolmusic.com

LONG LIVE BABYLON SHAKES.

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