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PRIMAL FEAR – To Release Deluxe Edition Of Self-Titled Debut Album On July 15th Via Atomic Fire; Lyric Video For Classic Track “Chainbreaker” Unveiled

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 14, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

PRIMAL FEAR 1998 photo by Rainer Ill

Founded by bassist Mat Sinner and vocalist Ralf Scheepers, and completed by guitarist Tom Naumann and drummer Klaus Sperling, German metal commandos PRIMAL FEAR began to pave their way to the top of the scene in 1997. They’ve released thirteen studio albums and have played countless shows around the globe with relentless passion over the last twenty-five years. The band hit #7 of the German album charts (PRIMAL FEAR’s highest entry in their home country so far) and more top positions in other countries with their most recent offering, 2020’s Metal Commando. And there’s no end in sight as the band is already working on material for their next album.

Before the group enters the studio again and in celebration of their twenty-five-year anniversary, PRIMAL FEAR will release a deluxe version of their highly-praised self-titled debut album from 1998 — remastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Denmark and featuring three bonus tracks as well as an extended booklet featuring liner notes and many photos from the band archives — on July 15th via Atomic Fire.

As a first glimpse of the record’s refreshed sound, watch a brand-new lyric video for hit song “Chainbreaker” off Primal Fear, which was crafted by Gabriel Management, at THIS LOCATION. Stream and download the track HERE.

Preorder the album on CD, LP, and digitally at THIS LOCATION. Subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube and listen to “Chainbreaker” in the AFR New Releases playlist HERE.

The album, which contains guest appearances by Kai Hansen (guitars; Helloween, Gammy Ray etc.) and Frank Rössler (additional keyboards), was originally recorded at House Of Music Studios, produced by founding member Mat Sinner, supported by Tom Naumann and Ralf Scheepers, and engineered by Achim Köhler. The iconic artwork was designed by Stephan Lohrmann who also cooperated with PRIMAL FEAR for their latest studio album and other parts of their back catalog.

Primal Fear (Deluxe Edition; Remastered) Track Listing:

  1. Primal Fear
  2. Chainbreaker
  3. Silver & Gold
  4. Promised Land
  5. Formula One
  6. Dollars
  7. Nine Lives
  8. Tears Of Rage
  9. Speedking
  10. Battalions Of Hate
  11. Running In The Dust
  12. Thunderdome
    Bonus Tracks:
  13. Breaker (Accept Cover)
  14. Chainbreaker (live)
  15. Running In The Dust (live)

View PRIMAL FEAR’s previously released videos for “I Will Be Gone” [feat. Tarja Turunen] HERE, “The Lost & The Forgotten” HERE, “Hear Me Calling” HERE, “I Am Alive” HERE, and “Along Came The Devil” HERE.

PRIMAL FEAR:
Ralf Scheepers – vocals
Mat Sinner – bass, vocals
Tom Naumann – guitars
Alexander Beyrodt – guitars
Magnus Karlsson – guitars
Michael Ehré – drums

http://www.primalfear.de

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE PRIMAL FEAR.

Finnish Progressive Metal Band Sum of Seven Released A New Music Video The Enemy!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Promo pic by Sami Hinkkanen. (From left to right: Rasmus Raassina, Harri Annala, Marko Loukamaa, Miika Erkkilä, Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen

Finnish progressive metal band Sum of Seven released a new music video The Enemy. Famous Finnish model, dancer & singer Joalin Loukamaa, known from global Pop band Now United is featured on the video. The track is released in collaboration with Inverse Records.

Watch the music video The Enemy: https://youtu.be/V1Ir_pUPd_w

Listen to The Enemy single on streaming services: https://push.fm/fl/ioqtfcwd

About “The Enemy” single, Ari commenting:

“We wanted to create a video that has a nice balance of story and the band playing. Originally we planned this to be purely the band playing the song but the place we found for the shoot inspired us to add a story element. Joalin Loukamaa did an excellent job in our last video and we asked if she would join the project. Fortunately she said yes and did an amazing job again. We got Saku Suominen from Sakuvisuals to direct and work his magic behind the camera and we had an absolute blast filming this. We feel that the atmosphere of the video and the song complement each other in just the right way and the finished product definitely makes us proud.

The Enemy is a song that starts out fast and aggressive and really carries that momentum from start to finish. It is one of the heaviest songs that we have made so far. When that intro explodes you know that we’re going somewhere fast. But at the same time when the vocal melodies kick in they steer the song into a different direction than you might expect, still carrying the aggressive momentum. That element of surprise is really what crowns the song for me. The Enemy has one of the best melodies we have written in my opinion and Marko’s delivery is just absolutely breathtaking. The lyrics talk about freedom, victory and survival, but they also have connotations to the questionable interpretations of those subjects. The message can be interpreted as positively empowering, but also as a disturbingly delusional illusion.”

Single cover by Aki Niemi

The Enemy (single 2022) – Composed by Ari Lempinen – Lyrics by Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen & Marko Loukamaa

Line-up:
Ari Lempinen: Guitar, backing vocals
Esa Lempinen: Keyborads
Rasmus Raassina: Drums
Harri Annala: Guitar
Miika Erkkilä: Bass
Marko Loukamaa: Vocals

https://www.sumofsevenofficial.com

https://sumofsevenofficial.bandcamp.com

Ljubljana’s Underground Legends NOCTIFERIA Reveal Teaser for Upcoming Intriguing Video ‘Smrt za Smrt’!

Posted in avant-garde music, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band photo by Simon Pelko

Ljubljana’s underground legends NOCTIFERIA have revealed a teaser for their upcoming intriguing video “Smrt za Smrt” (Death for Death) coming out on May 4th. The song is taken from the band’s latest album ‘Reforma (tribute to Laibach)’, released on May 28th 2021 via Blood Blast Distribution / Nika Records.

Watch “Smrt za Smrt” teaser here: https://youtu.be/fmxOpuIv8tU or below:

Earlier the band on ‘Reforma (tribute to Laibach)’ album: “It’s never been a secret that we are fond of Laibach, their avant-garde approach to musical and visual art. And with this album we finally have the whole package ready with killer songs, amazing guest musicians, top-notch production and visual presentation!”

Check out NOCTIFERIA‘s first three singles:
‘Tanz mit Laibach’, Feat. Attila Csihar – https://youtu.be/ouQrt-mH6Ic
‘Now You Will Pay’ Feat. David Vincent – https://youtu.be/P9W7TrFiZxU
‘No History‘ – https://youtu.be/OJM3hmpsp54

Reforma’ on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5fYKiqYc1z1HfQ8sahdoOI?si=oqKEch4zSoW2_FG82OIGRQ

Reforma tracklist:
Barbarians are Coming
Now You Will Pay (feat. David Vincent)
No History
Tanz Mit Laibach (feat. Attila Csihar)
Eurovision
Smrt Za Smrt
Das Spiel Ist Aus
Nova Akropola (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)

Reforma released May 28th 2021, is the latest studio album by NOCTIFERIA, a tribute to the legendary and world-renowned avant-garde band Laibach featuring three big and legendary names of metal scene; David Vincent – ex Morbid Angel, Vltimas, Attila Csihar – Mayhem and Jørgen Munkeby – Shining. It was mixed and mastered by the award-winning producer Henrik Udd (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, At The Gates, etc.). The artwork concept and design is the work of Jean-EmmanuelValnoirSimoulin from French design studio Metastazis, known for their work with Ghost, Behemoth, At the Gates, Amorphis, etc. The album can be described as a ‘crushing sounding mix of extreme metal and avant-garde music, with some very special and legendary guests!

Source: Tarja Virmakari PR

https://www.noctiferia.net

LONG LIVE NOCTIFERIA.

Finnish Melodic Black/Death Metal Band A LIE NATION Is Set To Release Their Debut Album “Sociopathology” – “Scum” Single Out Now!

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish melodic black/death metal band A Lie Nation is set to release their debut album Sociopathology on July 1st 2022 via Inverse Records. The first single Scum is released today.

Watch Scum visualizer video: https://youtu.be/YxzJ6-ceTZc or below:

Guitarist Jussi Tuomisto comments:
“Scum represents a more straightforward in-your-face department of the “Sociopathology” album. The song is a hybrid in styles, it clearly has elements of melodic death metal with a sense of black metal. I think it represents well the energy that we are known for. Nothing extra, no painting of pretty pictures or dreamy atmospheres. Scum is a brutally honest, stripped to the core extreme metal song.”

Vocalist Miikka Pyykkönen continues:
“Lyrically Scum takes a stand on how politicians of today are more concerned about their public image rather than how their policies impact the very society they are supposed to represent.”

Listen to the Scum single:
Youtube: https://youtu.be/YxzJ6-ceTZc
Bandcamp: https://alienationmetal.bandcamp.com
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3K9QfJD
Apple Music: https://apple.co/38kKMCK

Pre-save Sociopathology album to your Spotify playlist.

Album cover by Jussi Tuomisto

A Lie Nation – Sociopathology (2022)

  1. Ihmisen Projektio
  2. Underton
  3. Scum
  4. While Our Wounds Gently Bleed
  5. 21st
  6. Nothing Has a Meaning
  7. God of This Age
  8. Conclusion Of A Thought
Single cover by Jussi Tuomisto

A Lie Nation – Scum

Composed by Jussi Tuomisto

Lyrics by Miikka Pyykkönen

Line-up:
Markus Leinonen, drums
Joonas Kokkoniemi, bass guitar
Joni Moisanen, guitar
Miikka Pyykkönen, vocals
Jussi Tuomisto, guitar

Website: https://alienationmetal.com

Bandcamp: https://alienationmetal.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE A LIE NATION.

Japanese SURVIVE Unleash Two New Studio Vlogs, Day 27 + 28

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band-photo by Ko-ichi Mukoyama

Japanese SURVIVE Unleash Two New Studio Vlogs, Day 27 + 28, First Ever Live Album “Live At Death Valley” Out May 4th!

SURVIVE, the “Samurais From Hell”, Japanese Thrash Metal veterans active for more than 20 years, are currently in the studio, working on the band’s next full-length studio album. Today the band has unleashed two new studio vlogs, Day 27 + 28!

Watch them below.
– Vlog #27 – https://youtu.be/GfDXrF7KeAQ
– Vlog #28 – https://youtu.be/UV–BVFaWXk

In case you missed the earlier vlogs, check them out below, so you’ll get an idea about what’s coming up.

– Vlog #1 – Vlog #26 at https://www.youtube.com/c/SURVIVEOFFICIAL/videos

Source: Split Screen PR

LONG LIVE SURVIVE.

SKULL FIST – Issues Track-By-Track Video Breakdown Of “Paid In Full” – Album Nears Release Via Atomic Fire Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

SKULL FIST’s impending new full-length Paid In Full will see release on April 22nd via Atomic Fire Records. In advance of the record’s official unveiling, today the band has issued a special track-by-track breakdown of the album. Watch band leader Zach Slaughter give insight into each of the eight songs comprising the offering (as well as an opportunity to get a sneak peek of the record in advance).

Watch the track-by-track video breakdown at THIS LOCATION or below:

View SKULL FIST’s previously release videos for “For The Last Time” HERE and “Long Live The Fist” HERE.

Paid In Full will be available on CD, vinyl in various color variants, limited edition boxset, and digitally. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION.

Since their steely inception back in 2006, dungeon keeper Zach Schottler (AKA Zach Slaughter) and his shredding band of reckless companions have released three classic heavy metal almanacs, have eaten more dust than is good for their health, have endured various hardships and propped up countless beers at countless bars in countless cities. But now, after fifteen years of metal and mayhem, Schottler is coming into his own with the proverbially titled Paid In Full album, a heavy metal wonder of the defiant middle finger variant.

Delivering tales of steel and legends from the underworld, Paid In Full was written at home, recorded at Vespa Studios near Toronto, and encompasses Schottler’s sonic efforts of the past two years. With heads held high, empty pockets, and enough gas to make the next show, SKULL FIST has won 2022. Don’t mess with the FIST. The FIST is the law!

Paid In Full Track Listing:

  1. Paid In Full
  2. Long Live The Fist
  3. Crush Kill Destroy
  4. Blackout
  5. Madman
  6. For The Last Time
  7. Heavier Than Metal
  8. Warrior Of The North

SKULL FIST:
Zach Slaughter – vocals, guitar
Casey Guest – bass
JJ Tartaglia – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE SKULL FIST.

DARSOMBRA To Celebrate 4/20 With “Call The Doctor” Video Premiere At 4:20 Worldwide – “Call The Doctor/Nightgarden” Cassette To See Release For Band’s Five-Week Spring Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, music videos, news, prog rock with tags , , , , , , , on April 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Save the link for DARSOMBRA’s 4/20 4:20 video premiere HERE.

Baltimore, Maryland psyche/prog duo DARSOMBRA will premiere the outlandishly otherworldly official video for “Call The Doctor” this Wednesday in celebration of 4/20.

Just in from the band: “DARSOMBRA’s new official music video to ‘Call The Doctor’ will be streaming LIVE in YOUR time zone on April 20th, 2022, at 4:20pm no matter where in the world you are!

Tune in to youtube.com/darsombra (direct link to livestream: https://youtu.be/zMce0VITr9c) to catch the brand new video (a meditation on the Earth origins of every science-fiction/fantasy narrative, and lovingly described as Star-Trek-meets-David-Attenborough), which will be playing on a loop at 20 minutes after the hour, every hour, on April 20th, from 12:20am EDT (UTC-4) through 11:20pm EDT

In other words, from 4:20pm at the International Date Line (UTC-12) to 4:20pm Kamchatka time (UTC +12)! Tell all your friends in Siberia! (and Belize! and Poland! and Micronesia! and Zimbabwe! and Secaucus!). It’ll be 4/20 all over the world… Happy 4/20!”

Having just performed at Grim Reefer Fest in their hometown with Heavy Temple, Cavern, Grave Bathers, Haze Mage, and more, DARSOMBRA’s five-week Spring tour also begins this week. Launching this Saturday, April 23rd, the band will cruise westward across the country and into Mexico through May 29th, with random roadside pop-up shows to be expected along the way. Follow the band’s social media points below for by-the-minute updates for these special, sporadic events.

The Call The Doctor/Nightgarden cassette maxi-single will also be in just in time for the tour, available in Gold, Silver, White, Blue, and Red versions. Catch the tape first at the band’s merch table on the tour dates, and then at their webshop post-tour after May 31st.

DARSOMBRA released the two-song Call The Doctor/Nightgarden EP in April 2021 as a bridge between their 2019-issued Transmission LP and its successor, a massive double-album, which is currently being completed. Watch for updates on the new record to post this Summer.

DARSOMBRA Tour Dates:
4/23/2022 Black Forge II – McKees Rocks, PA
4/24/2022 Northside Tavern – Cincinnati, OH
4/25/2022 The I Fell – Bloomington, IN
4/26/2022 Lindberg’s – Springfield, MO
4/27/2022 Aces Of 8 – Oklahoma City, OK
4/29/2022 Cirque Du So Gay – Santa Fe, NM
4/30/2022 Guild Cinema – Albuquerque, NM
5/04/2022 Kickstand Kafe – Flagstaff, AZ
5/06/2022 Sci-Hop Brewing Co. – Tijuana, MX
5/07/2022 The Brown Building – San Diego, CA
5/08/2022 Planta Libre – Mexicali, MX
5/13/2022 The Offbeat – Los Angeles, CA
5/14/2022 Mee Heng Low – San Luis Obispo, CA
5/15/2022 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
5/24/2022 Fritzy’s – Colorado Springs, CO
5/25/2022 Skylark – Denver, CO
5/27/2022 Eighth St. Taproom – Lawrence, KS
5/28/2022 miniBar – Kansas City, MO
5/29/2022 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH

DARSOMBRA is also working on a remix project, collecting reimagined versions of their song “Call The Doctor.” Artists interested in taking part in the remix project are invited to contact the band through their website or social media channels.

Watch tons of official videos and live footage including roadside pop-up shows at DARSOMBRA’s YouTube channel HERE.

Find the band’s releases at Bandcamp HERE and their webshop HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE DARSOMBRA.

SEEKING SIRENS – To Release “Departing Ways” EP

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Hot on the heels of successfully releasing two singles last year, North Carolina metalcore band SEEKING SIRENS will release their debut EP Departing Ways on June 3, 2022.

Watch the video for “Splinter” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cITMftlJg&feature=emb_title or watch below.

The EP speaks of the realization of one’s own power and the struggle to define themselves in a world of declining human morality. Departing Ways will be released in tandem with a new music video for the title track along with some limited performances on the east coast being scheduled for the coming months.

More information will be coming soon!

Source: C Squared Music

EULOGY IN BLOOD – Release Cover Of SLAYER’s “Bloodline”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Kentucky’s EULOGY IN BLOOD have unleashed their cover of Slayer’s “Bloodline”. The song is from the upcoming Forever Reigning, A Tribute To Slayer that will be released on April 29th via Satyrn Studios.

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhYl_ubaiuo or below:

Track listing:

  1. South Of Heaven – SKROG
  2. Show No Mercy – DISINTER
  3. Expendable Youth – DISTAL DESCENT
  4. Dead Skin Mask – SKULL FUCKERS INCORPORATED
  5. Bloodline – EULOGY IN BLOOD
  6. Delusions of Savior – DISTAL DESCENT
  7. Mandatory Suicide – DISTAL DESCENT
  8. Disorder – SLOKILL
  9. At Dawn They Sleep – OVERT ENEMY
  10. Spill The Blood – BLOAT TOAD
  11. Divine Intervention- SKROG
  12. Raining Blood- SKULL FUCKERS INCORPORATED

Website: http://satyrnstudios.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE EULOGY IN BLOOD.

Swedish Hard Rock Band BLISTER BRIGADE Released A New Single And Music Video “Carousel”!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band pic by: Adam Björk

Swedish Skellefteå-based hard rockers Blister Brigade released a new stand-alone single and music video Carousel. Beside from being a groovy and heavy rock song, it is a homage to the fabulous ink studio Carousel Tattoo.

WATCH Carousel music video: https://youtu.be/antMat-f1Qk and/or below:

The band comments:
” ”Carousel” is in its foundation a heavy rock song. But with this one we decided to also get a little experimental. Since this song was written partly as a tribute to a tattoo studio, we found inspiration in circuses, carnivals and of course, tattoos. With these keywords in mind we just had to go outside our comfort zone and get a little nutty. It’s also the first song we’ve written together from scratch and it’s safe to say that we think this jam ended up really awesome. “

Album cover by Sanna (Carousel Tattoo)

BIOGRAPHY:
Blister Brigade was formed in 2010 by guitarist/vocalist Gustav Lund and drummer Jerker Avander. Joined by guitarist Cristoffer Strand and bassist Simon Lundström, the band started jamming on some ideas. With inspiration from bands like Motörhead and Skid Row Blister Brigade quickly developed a raw but yet a heavy and solid sound.

In 2013 the band released their debut album ”To Serve And Punish”. The album was well recieved and the gigs started rolling in. Blister Brigade’s second album ”The Executioner” was released in December 2016, and by that time drummer Jerker Avander had already left the band, leaving the drum chair to Rickard Lundmark (Zonaria, ex-Feral). Before the release of the E.P ”Pissed, Outraged And Outgunned” in 2018, Simon stepped down as the bands bass player. After a thrilling audition shortly after, bassist Anders Gustavsson joined Blister Brigade.

With the new line-up, the spark was lit again and after playing some gigs the band hit the studio once again to record their third full-length album. ”Slugfest Supreme” was released in February 2020 and with a harder, faster and heavier sound than before, Blister Brigade got ready to hit the stages. As for so many other bands and artists, the pandemic ruined all plans. But the band didn’t give up and stayed intact throughout the recent bleak years. With the brand new single ”Carousel”, Blister Brigade is more alive and rock’n’roll fueled than ever.

Line-up:
Gustav Lund: Lead and rythm guitar, vocals
Cristoffer Strand: Lead and rhythm guitar
Anders Gustavsson: Bass
Rickard Lundmark: Drums

Blister Brigade – Carousel:
Composed by Gustav Lund, Cristoffer Strand, .Anders Gustavsson & Rickard Lundmark.
Lyrics by Gustav Lund

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Max Malmer at Malmer Productions in October 2021.

Listen to Carousel single on:
Youtube: https://youtu.be/antMat-f1Qk
Bandcamp: https://blisterbrigade.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE BLISTER BRIGADE.

CRASHDÏET – Announce New Album ‘Automaton’ – Band Releases New Single And Video ‘Together Whatever’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Pre-order/add/save ‘Automaton’ HERE

One of the biggest names in the glam metal/sleaze rock scene, CRASHDÏET, announce the release of their upcoming album, Automaton, available for pre-sale now on digital, CD and vinyl, through Crusader Records/Golden Robot Records. The digital and CD are set to drop on April 29, with limited edition coloured vinyl due for release on September 9.

To celebrate the pre-sale of Automaton, CRASHDÏET serve up another delicacy in the form of a new single and video, ‘Together Whatever’, which is available now on all digital platforms.

‘Together Whatever’ is a true party anthem! Exploding with raging guitars and scorching vocals, it’s a tribute to the decadent good old days and the band’s early roots.

Listen to ‘Together Whatever’ HERE

Watch the new music video for ‘Together Whatever’ HERE or below:

Just like a gigantic robotic machine with pre-determined instructions, failure was never an option…

No matter what obstacles may have come their way in the past, CRASHDÏET have always marched forward, delivering their own style of Sleaze Metal they have become so well known for. Automaton contains 12 powerful sing-along anthems with massive drums, guitars, bass, and powering vocals (including a surprise special guest and a haunting voice from the past).

AUTOMATON TRACK LISTING:

  1. Automaton
  2. Together Whatever
  3. Shine On
  4. No Man’s Land
  5. Darker Minds
  6. Dead Crusade
  7. Powerline (feat. Michael Starr)
  8. Resurrection Of The Damned
  9. We Die Hard
  10. Shell Shock
  11. Unbroken
  12. I Can’t Move On (Without You)

Pre-order/add/save ‘Automaton’ HERE

Source: Crusader / Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE CRASHDÏET.

SKULL FIST – Reveals New Single/Video “For The Last Time” – “Paid In Full” Nears Release Via Atomic Fire Records

Posted in classic metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Sharon Ehman)

Toronto-based heavy metal outfit SKULL FIST are pleased to reveal their latest video single, “For The Last Time.” The track comes by way of the band’s impending new full-length, Paid In Full, set for release on April 22nd via Atomic Fire Records.

Comments the band’s Zach Schottler, “We filmed this video in -20º C weather in my shed. For your sake, I hope you are nowhere near as cold as we were when we did this. This song was actually written more recently than the other ones and I’m happy its tombstone has finally been erected.”

View SKULL FIST’s “For The Last Time” video HERE. Listen, download, or stream the track HERE.

View previously released single “Long Live The Fist” at THIS LOCATION. The song is available on all streaming platforms HERE.

Since their steely inception back in 2006, dungeon keeper Zach Schottler and his shredding band of reckless companions have released three classic heavy metal almanacs, have eaten more dust than is good for their health, have endured various hardships and propped up countless beers at countless bars in countless cities. But now, after fifteen years of metal and mayhem, Schottler is coming into his own with the proverbially titled Paid In Full album, a heavy metal wonder of the defiant middle finger variant. With heads held high, empty pockets, and enough gas to make the next show, SKULL FIST has won 2022. Don’t mess with the FIST. The FIST is the law!

Written at home and recorded at Vespa Studios near Toronto, Paid In Full encompasses Schottler’s sonic efforts of the past two years: tales of steel and legends from the underworld…

Paid In Full will be available on digipak CD, vinyl in various color variants, limited edition boxset, and digitally. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION.

SKULL FIST:
Zach Slaughter – vocals, guitar
Casey Guest – bass
JJ Tartaglia – drums

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

http://www.instagram.com/skullfistofficialgram

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE SKULL FIST.

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Releases First Single/Video, “Emergency,” From Upcoming New Studio Album “Universal” – Preorders Available

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Tina Korhonen)

“Emergency” is the haunting opening track of MSG’s upcoming new studio album, Universal, set for release on May 27th via Atomic Fire Records.

The album’s first single comes along with an official music video, produced by Justin Griffiths. Comments MICHAEL SCHENKER, “‘Emergency’ is quite a complicated song with different rhythms but catchy at the same time. It’s fun to play and to listen to. Enjoy and keep on rocking.”

View MSG’s “Emergency” video at THIS LOCATION or below:

Listen, stream, or download the track HERE.

Universal will be available as a CD digipak (including two bonus tracks), Earbook (CD including two bonus tracks), on vinyl, and digitally. Find preordering options at THIS LOCATION.

Universal Track Listing:

  1. Emergency
  2. Under Attack
  3. Calling Baal
  4. A King Has Gone
  5. The Universe
  6. Long Long Road
  7. Wrecking Ball
  8. Yesterday Is Dead
  9. London Calling
  10. Sad Is The Song
  11. Au Revoir
    CD + Earbook Bonus Tracks:
  12. Turn Off The World
  13. Fighter

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MSG.

J.B.O. Shares New Music Video From “Planet Pink”!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

For over 30 years, J.B.O. are the specialists for vociferous escapism at the highest stage. Gold albums, frenetically acclaimed live appearances and top ten chart positions pave their way. Their new album, Planet Pink, makes no exception. Especially in a world we are currently living in on planet earth, with pandemics, insane dictators, ecological disasters, surging prices for beer. Mankind’s only chance is escapism, so let’s enter the orbital glider and head for the stars when Planet Pink, the upcoming album by iconic J.B.O., starts to make its rounds on April 15, 2022 via the metal powerhouse mothership AFM Records!

After previously-released singles, “Metal Was My First Love”, the album title track and just recently, “Nicht Doof” (“Not Stupid“), today the charismatic German-based collective released a new, official music video for “Einhorn” (in engl: “unicorn”).

Escape to Planet Pink & watch J.B.O.‘s new music video for “Einhorn” HERE:

For obvious reasons, Planet Pink was created under very special circumstances. Usually the band bosses Vito C. and Hannes “G.Laber” Holzmann sit together on a couch and exchange ideas. This time they jammed through the phone. It worked out, because Vito and Hannes know each other better than identical twins.

Planet Pink was recorded with producer Christoph Beyerlein at Sound and Groove studio, Nuremberg. Beyerlein is part of the J.B.O. family since 1994 and the fifth band member in the studio. Supervised by the observing ears of Beyerlein, the rest of the crew sorted and refined a lot of demo recordings for only one reason: in the end there will be just one planet glow in the brassiest colours. “It’s Planet Pink”!

Pre-Order the new J.B.O. album HERE!

Tracklist:

  1. Planet Pink
  2. Rockmusik Hat Mich Versaut
  3. Metal Was My First Love
  4. Immer Noch Am Leben
  5. Einhorn
  6. Expeditionen Ins Geistreich
  7. Klassiker!
  8. Nicht Doof
  9. Mi-Ma-Metal
  10. Glaub Mir Lieber Nicht
  11. Wir Kommen Alle In Die Hölle
  12. Volks-Prog

J.B.O. is:
Vito
C. (Vocals/Guitar)
HannesG.LaberHolzmann (Vocals/Guitar)
Ralph Bach (Bass)
Wolfram Kellner (Drums)

www.jbo.de

www.instagram.com/kickersofass

www.afm-records.de

Source: AFM Records

LONG LIVE J.B.O.

Heavy Metal Icons ANVIL Return With New Album “Impact Is Imminent” + Share First Single And Video Clip!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Heavy Metal pioneers ANVIL have announced the release of a brand new studio album, entitled Impact Is Imminent, due out on May 20, 2022 via AFM Records!

The Canadian trio belongs to one of the most distinctive bands of their genre, often cited as having influenced notable metal acts such as Slayer, MEGADETH, Metallica and Anthrax. After 40 years in the music industry, touring the world in sold-out venues, and garnering critically acclaim for Anvil! The Story Of Anvil – the number 1 music documentary of every metalhead – the iconic band returns with their nineteenth album.

On Impact Is Imminent, ANVIL fires off merciless riff attacks, relentlessly driving drums and impressive bass grooves, complemented by vocal melodies and lyrics that inevitably drill themselves into the listener’s aural tract. As always, Kudlow and founding member and drummer Robb Reiner, are at the epicentre of this heavy metal extravaganza. For the past eight years, they have been supported by bassist Chris Robertson, who not only complements the ANVIL fold on a personal level, but also enhances the tracks with his powerful low frequency bass parts and backing vocals.

Today, ANVIL shared a first single alongside a music video for the full pedal-to-the-metal anthem ‘Ghost Shadow’! Says charismatic frontman Lips: “Ghost Shadow is my 6th sense telling me I’m being watched! Could be internet trolls or paranormal phenomenon! Either way the song is heavy as fuck!!“

“None of our previous albums blends music and lyrics into as tight a unit as ‘Impact Is Imminent’,” enthuses Lips on the fourteen songs on the group’s new album. “Everything comes together homogeneously. As a result, the new material sounds monolithic, right down to the very last details, both in terms of rhythm and harmonies. In the past, our studio sessions were sometimes like a little like jumping in at the deep end, with us having to improvise a lot and making decisions at short notice. Working on ‘Impact Is Imminent’, not only was there plenty of time for the songwriting process in the run-up to the recordings, but I also had the leisure to put all my ideas to the acid test and work on them until they were perfect.”

Like its three predecessors ‘Anvil Is Anvil’ (2016), ‘Pounding The Pavement’ (2018) and ‘Legal At Last’ (2019), ‘Impact Is Imminent’ was produced by Martin ‘Mattes’ Pfeiffer (U.D.O., among others) and Jörg Uken at Uken’s Soundlodge studios, so the successful combination consisting of Anvil/Pfeiffer/Uken has struck again.

The album pre-sale of Impact Is Imminent, available as CD, Vinyl and Digital formats on May 20, 2022, has just started at THIS LOCATION!

Tracklist:

  1. Take A Lesson
  2. Ghost Shadow
  3. Another Gun Fight
  4. Fire Rain
  5. Teabag
  6. Don‘t Look Back
  7. Someone To Hate
  8. Bad Side Of Town
  9. Wizard´s Wand
  10. Lockdown
  11. Explosive Energy
  12. The Rabbit Hole
  13. Shockwave
  14. Gomez

ANVIL:
SteveLipsKudlow – Vocals/Guitar
Robb Reiner – Drums
Chris Robertson – Bass/Vocals

https://www.facebook.com/anvilmetal

https://www.afm-records.de

Source: AFM Records

LONG LIVE ANVIL.

AGE OF ATHENA – Release Video For “Together We Fall”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , on February 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Symphonic metalcore band AGE OF ATHENA has released a video for their song “Together We Fall”. The track is taken from their critically acclaimed album Gate to Oblivion which was released in December.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/_yQer5aNz2o

Listen to Gate to Oblivion:

https://open.spotify.com/album/2dqorQXffSc01fy79N9jJq?si=981e0df961844956

The band comments:

“Together We Fall captures the essence of Age of Athena. We wanted to showcase the chaos and beauty of the music through a balance of light and dark in the video. We are incredibly proud and excited share our hard work with everyone. We thank everyone for the support and hope you enjoy!”

AGE OF ATHENA:
Zachary Sabean
Helen Illumina
Nathan Gross
Michael Johnson

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/ageofathena
https://www.instagram.com/ageofathena/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE AGE OF ATHENA.

NO TIN GODZ – To Release New Album

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Heavy rockers NO TIN GODZ will release their self-titled EP on April 8, 2022.

The trio are a powerhouse of groove rhythms, soaring melodies and distortion. From “I Walk Alone” to “Hell Yeah” their energy never falters. Forging a full sound drawing influences from traditional metal such as BLACK SABBATH, to the heavy of ROB ZOMBIE, and melodic style of GHOST, NO TIN GODZ deliver a heavy modern twist with a rock ‘n’ roll edge.

The epic impact of the intro riff in “I Walk Alone” establishes the hard-hitting intensity NO TIN GODZ produce. Melodic commanding vocals and intricate guitar leads, along with rhythmic experimentation, show the clever manipulation of dynamics across the tracks which cultivate charismatic moods. “We Are Zombies” combines NO TIN GODZ energy with a darker atmosphere. While “Just Before Dawn” ventures into a greater focus of guitar riffs and licks, with a raw sentiment portrayed through the chorus.

NO TIN GODZ’s unyielding spirit storms through the album. Exposing all sides of the human condition with great enthusiasm, the new EP is a model of pure, high voltage heavy metal.

Watch the video for the album’s first single “I Walk Alone” here: https://youtu.be/OuXo3jimW-M

Line-up:
Lennis Hayes – Bass and Lead Vocals
Paul Kennedy – Drums and vocals
Mike Bartodziej – Guitar and Vocals

Links:
Website: https://www.notingodz.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoTinGodz
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/no_tin_godz/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsj8psWTmD-gv_n6zOMugNA

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE NO TIN GODZ.

Finnish Melodic Death Metal Band ANIMA HERETICAE Has Released A Music Video Short Film

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Vin Valentino

Finnish melodic death metal band Anima Hereticae has released a 12 minute long music video short film from the song Constellation Of Capricorn. The released video is shot for the final song of the debut EP and it is the band’s second video. The band’s music is a mixture of melancholic and mystic death metal. The Bands song themes are inspired by the northern nature and it’s mysthicisma and the new video explores this concept even further.

“We have had an idea of a video with an apocalyptic setup for quite a while. It was exciting to see how someone outside the band would see our vision. It was pretty clear from the very beginning that the producers Atte Santala & Jenna Wáthen would be able to interperent our band’s theme to the apocalyptic setting. It was a real acid test for our concept. It seems that our music and themes can be visualized beyond vikings, castles and mountains. To the future, that is.” The band describes the process.

Watch video: https://youtu.be/mrftMKG-ErY

Line-up:
Ville Rutanen – Vocals & bass
Taneli Jämsä – Guitar & backing vocals
Teppo Ristola – Drums

DISCOGRAPHY:
Ov Behest -EP (2021)

https://animahereticae.bandcamp.com/

Source: Inverse Records

LONG LIVE ANIMA HERETICAE.

KUOLEMAN GALLERIA – Releases Third Single From Their Third Album

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Promo picture by Susanna Raitamaa

Finnish dark metal band Kuoleman Galleria releases their third album “Armon Loppu” on February 18th 2022. Now they present the third and last single before the album release. “Jean Grenier” is a gruesome historical story.

Watch the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/LTMU4F7_j0c or below:

“Jean Grenier is a true story of 17th century poverty and endless hunger that pushed Jean Grenier to make his own solutions. He fell into insanity wearing his wolf skin cloak that gave him a dark freedom which was ripped away from him in the end. Within every human there is a beast that will step in when the situation forces to do so.” – Band backgrounds the single.

Album pre-order and limited pre-order merch bundles: https://www.inverse.fi/

Listen to the single:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3GKZ9fZ
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3In17mU

Kuoleman Galleria – Jean Grenier

DISCOGRAPHY:
Kärsimys kunniaan (Inverse 2016)
Pimeys saapuu pohjoiseen (Inverse 2017)
Armon loppu (Inverse 2022)

HANGING GARDEN – Reveal Third Single From New EP “Neither Moth nor Rust”

Posted in dark metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The new HANGING GARDEN EP Neither Moth nor Rust was released on Friday and the band have revealed the brand new video for On the Shore of Eternity off the new effort!

Shifting one’s perspective outward far enough, our constant struggle to persist starts to lose it’s meaning – for what are we but a mote of dust, a speck on the celestial canvas, a grain – on the shore of eternity.”

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ON THE SHORE OF ETERNITY HERE:

The output of the Finnish band is as remarkable as their ability to keep progressing creatively. On their newest EP, HANGING GARDEN remain dedicated to dark, atmospheric music. Once again, they manage to develop a gloomy sound that seems a bit different in the broader picture, but also is differently shaded for their own musical pathway. The breadth of impressions on the listener’s side is as pronounced as the group’s valuable, general sounding arrangements.

With the six tracks of the follow-up to their seventh album “Skeleton Lake” from 2021, HANGING GARDEN explore the sonic space between sparseness and universal grace. Ethnic and folky accents are used even more naturally. The same goes for the use of electronic elements or beats, piano and the inclusion of Riikka Hatakka‘s vocals respectively clean singinig in general.

On their new EP, HANGING GARDEN present themselves as sound seekers whose sole concern is to translate emotions and moods into somber music. With this, they succeed impressively, while sadness is omnipresent and tangible.

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