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SERIOUS BLACK – To Release Sophomore Album “Mirrorworld” On September 9th, via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The year 2015 started more than promising for fans of high-class Melodic Metal: SERIOUS BLACK, a so-called “all-star band” appeared on the scene and dropped their highly acclaimed debut album As Daylight Breaks. Much to the surprise of many, the band indeed proved to be a real band and they kept their promise of rocking the stages wherever possible.

So during only a year they not only successfully released a fantastic debut album, but also went on extensive European tours with HammerFall and later Gamma Ray. In addition, SERIOUS BLACK was chosen to be special guest on Kamelot’s German Summer shows and also played numerous festivals in Europe. Being that active in the past 18 months, it’s surprising to see the band announcing a brand new studio album already. You’ll be even more surprise when Mirrorworld sees its release: SERIOUS BLACK have managed to excel their excellent debut! Prepare for something special: the “Mirrorworld” opens on September 9th…

Mirrorworld will be available as CD, Digipak (7 bonus tracks), ltd. Vinyl, ltd. Vinyl bundle (“Mirrorworld” + “As Daylight Breaks”) & ltd. box set.

Pre-order here: http://shop.afm-records.de/en/serious-black-en

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Track Listing:

01 Breaking The Surface
02 As Long As I’m Alive
03 Castor Skies
04 Heartbroken Soul
05 Dying Hearts
06 You’re Not Alone
07 Mirrorworld
08 Emotional Blackmail (Digipak Bonus)
09 The Life That You Want (Digipak Bonus)
10 State of My Despair
11 The Unborn Never Die
12 This Machine Is Broken (Digipak Bonus)
13 Hello Moon (Digipak Bonus)
14 Goodbye My Angel (Digipak Bonus)
15 I Show You My Heart – Acoustic Version (Digipak Bonus)
16 Sealing My Fate – Acoustic Version (Digipak Bonus)

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Source:

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http://www.afm-records.de

For more info on SERIOUS BLACK:

Serious Black – Official

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SERIOUS BLACK.

Stone.

ARMORED SAINT Enlists BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH Guitarist MATT PRICE for German Festival Dates

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Guitarist Matt Price of Los Angeles Stoner/Doom Metal band BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH has been tapped by ARMORED SAINT to fill in for guitarist Phil Sandoval on three German Festival dates this week. ARMORED SAINT released the following statement on its Facebook page about the temporary replacement:

“We’re sorry to report that our own Phil Sandoval will not be joining us on our European tour next week. He has chosen to stay home and be with his girlfriend while they expect their first child together which is due during this time. We have enlisted the help of guitarist Matt Price from Behold! The Monolith to step up and fill in for Phil for these 3 festivals in Germany. Phil will miss seeing all of you this time but he promises to ‘Deliver’ once he returns for the dates we have booked in the fall. Please help us wish Phil and his girlfriend a positive and safe delivery. Thank you!”

7/28 Headbangers Open Air Brande-Hörnerkirchen DE
7/29 Saarmagedon Festival Saarbrucken DE
7/30 Noord Open Air Essen DE

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BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH released its third full-length album, Architects of the Void on September 30, 2015. Stream the album in its entirety here. Purchase Architects of the Void on CD and vinyl at http://beholdthemonolith.storenvy.com/.

Architects of the Void follows critically acclaimed  2012 release Defender, Redeemist and marks the debut of vocalist Jordan Nalley who took the reigns following the tragic 2013 death of Kevin McDade in a car accident. The album is the first for new bassist Jason “Cas” Casanova (SASQUATCH). The album artwork was created by Dusty Peterson (Bloodbath, Six Feet Under, Oceano).

Praise for Architects of the Void:

“Healthy doses of doomy riffage, pummeling heaviness, and expansive/exploratory parts that just might take you on a journey to another planet.” – MetalSucks

“With elements of all good things that are heavy, the new release by Behold! The Monolith is a musical battle hammer shattering the skulls of the weak and feeble. ” – The Ripple Effect

“The Monolith deals in stoner/sludge stuff somewhat akin to High on Fire and/or Lord Dying, with song titles and artwork that would give The Sword’s J.D. Cronise a hard-on.” – Hellbound.ca

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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www.beholdthemonolith.com

www.facebook.com/beholdthemonolith

beholdthemonolith.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

LONG LIVE BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH.

Stone.

CRY OF DAWN (Featuring Göran Edman) To Release Debut, S/T Studio Album On September 23rd, via Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on July 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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BREAKING NEWS: Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to present CRY OF DAWN, a new Melodic Rock/AOR project featuring Göran Edman on lead vocals and produced by Daniel Flores. The self-titled debut album will be released on September 23rd. For full details, check our website: http://www.frontiers.it/news/

CRY OF DAWN is a straight ahead AOR / Melodic Rock album that is a true feast for the ears of all lovers of this style of music. Picture hints of the likes of Night Ranger, Journey, Bad English and Starship and you’ll get a sense of what is in store for you! Hear for yourself with an album sampler:

https://youtu.be/l85g_qMKX0M

Pre-order details and first song COMING SOON!

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Source: 

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http://www.frontiers.it

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CRY OF DAWN.

Stone.

STEVE VAI – Is Guitar World September 2016 Cover Feature

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On the 25th anniversary of Passion and Warfare, the virtuoso discusses his masterwork and its sophisticated antecedent, the newly released Modern Primitive.

Get your copy today for just $7.99!

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For more info on Steve Vai:

www.vai.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STEVE VAI.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 22nd… From DESPISED ICON To NONPOINT

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On July 22nd, 2016 – The newly released studio album Beast from DESPISED ICON is ranked #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking whoa!!

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On July 22nd, 2016 – The newly released studio album Great Is Our Sin from Massachusetts’ Metal warriors REVOCATION is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Dig it.

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On July 22nd, 2016 – The iconic IRON MAIDEN performed at the Mediolanum Forum in Assago, near Milan, Italy.

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On July 22nd, 2016 – On their Freedom To Rock Tour, the unbelievable KISS perform at the Pinnacle Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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On July 22nd, 2016 – The recently released studio album from NONPOINT, The Poison Red, is ranked at #15, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. BTW, NONPOINT kicks some serious ass live. Damn right, they do.

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LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

GHOUL – The Masked Malefactors Of Creepsylvania Premiere “Shred The Dead” – Tour With Carcass Underway + “Dungeon Bastards” Release Day Draws Near

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

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Today, the masked malefactors of Creepsylvania GHOUL are pleased to contaminate the airwaves with a premiere of “Shred The Dead” from their forthcoming Dungeon Bastards opus. In “Shred The Dead,” vocalist Baron Samedi’s commands to retrieve the Omicron Bomb fall on deaf ears, as GHOUL retreats deeper into the Catacombs muttering half-hearted assurances; that is, until Samedi unleashes an army of revivified corpses to persuade them otherwise.  

Elaborates guitarist Digestor:“‘Shred The Dead’ is a song about undead fiends, eldritch, mysterious skateboard tricks, and the efficacy of the prevent defense. If Mr. Mustaine is reading this, I’m sure our lawyers can work something out. You seem like a reasonable man.”

Hear “Shred The Dead” at THIS LOCATION.

You can also check out the band’s fan-made “Ghoulunatics” video HERE as well as the previously unearthed “Bringer Of War” playing at Revolver RIGHT HERE.

GHOUL is currently mucking up stages with blood and dread nationwide supporting Carcass and Crowbar on a seventeen-city US tour. The One Foot In The Grave Tour 2016 will come to a close August 8th. Additional support is being provided by Night Demon. Following their run with Carcass, GHOUL will infect four more cities on a smattering of headlining shows. See all confirmed dates below.

GHOUL w/ Carcass, Crowbar, Night Demon:
7/22/2016 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
7/23/2016 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
7/24/2016 The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
7/25/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
7/26/2016 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
7/27/2016 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
7/29/2016 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
7/30/2016 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
7/31/2016 Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH
8/01/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore MD
8/02/2016 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
8/03/2016 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
8/04/2016 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
8/05/2016 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
End Tour
8/06/2016 Harmony House – Webster, NY *
8/07/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL *
8/08/2016 Rock Room – Kansas City, MO*
8/13/2016 Metro – Oakland, CA *
*GHOUL Headlining Shows

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Dungeon Bastards will rear its seditious head from the subterranean bowls of Creepsylvania on July 29th, 2016 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats courtesy of the sound assassins at Tankcrimes Records. The record will also come in slime green and blood red vinyl options with a gatefold jacket that opens into the Dungeon Bastards board game. Players take turns advancing through a Creepsylvanian map; the first one to get to end of the map and jump the Wall Of Death wins.

Vinyl preorders are currently available HERE and digital preorders HERE.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info on GHOUL:

Facebook: Ghoul (Official)

http://www.creepsylvania.com

http://www.tankcrimes.com

http://www.facebook.com/tankcrimes

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GHOUL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GOATWHORE – Announces US Live Dates Surrounding Ozzfest Appearance This Fall

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

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New Orleans’ road warriors GOATWHORE will return to the US tour circuit this Fall on a short run of live abrasions prior to and following their Ozzfest appearance in San Bernardino, California on September 24th. The trek will commence on September 16th and rupture fifteen stages through October 1st. Support will be provided by The Blood Royale on select dates. GOATWHORE‘s latest US journey will follow a two-week stretch of European onstage debauchery set to kick off next month.

Comments GOATWHORE frontman Ben Falgoust: “We have been associated with Ozzfest in the past and are grateful to be playing it this year, but being part of Black Sabbath’s final West Coast show is another legendary experience to be affiliated with and be able to witness first hand, taking in every element of a band that has been a great influence on all levels in the metal world. Also, Ozzfest has given opportunities to countless freshly emerging metal acts to forge new paths and give people new levels of extreme music to connect with and hear… that doesn’t exclude this year. Tons of acts that have been pretty damn strong in the underground metal community will be making their first appearances at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, as well as repeat acts that have been a part of it in the past. So, when you come to see Black Sabbath out West for their last time, come early and be a part of the future of metal, as well as its legendary past.”

Adds drummer Zack Simmons: “We are very honored to be a part of Black Sabbath’s last ever California performance and Ozzfest’s 20th Anniversary. It’ll be a ripping day of heavy metal and a bittersweet farewell to the godfathers of the genre.”

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GOATWHORE:
8/06/2016 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE
8/07/2016 Sylak Fest – Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, FR
8/08/2016 Dynamo – Zürich, CH
8/09/2016 Rockhouse – Salzburg, AT
8/10/2016 Brutal Assault – Jaromer, CZ
8/11/2016 Alte Zuckerfabrik – Rostock, DE
8/12/2016 Party San – Schlotheim, DE
8/13/2016 Ieper Fest – Ieper, BE
8/14/2016 Bloodstock – Walton On Trent, GB
8/15/2016 Tower – Bremen, DE
8/16/2016 Beta – Copenhagen, DK
8/17/2016 Lido – Berlin, DE
8/20/2016 Motocultor Saint – Nolff, FR
w/ The Blood Royale:
9/16/2016 The District – Lafayette, LA *
9/17/2016 Texas Rose Saloon – Beaumont, TX
9/18/2016 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/19/2016 Korova Basement – San Antonio, TX
9/20/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
9/21/2016 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
9/22/2016 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/23/2016 The Merrow – San Diego, CA *
9/24/2016 Ozzfest – San Bernardino, CA *
9/25/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
9/26/2016 Rojo’s – South Lake Tahoe, CA
9/28/2016 Lion’s Lair – Denver, CO
9/29/2016 Launchpad – Albuquerque. NM
9/30/2016 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
10/01/2016 Luna Live – Lake Charles, LA *
* No The Blood Royale

Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless - promo cover

GOATWHORE released their unanimously revered Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length via Metal Blade in 2014. Crowned a, “blasphemous blast,” by Decibel Magazine and commended for channeling, “every evil impulse of its blackened death thrash,” into the record by The Austin Chronicle, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, crushing their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Constricting… also hit the #21 spot on Billboard’s Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart, #13 on the Independent chart and, boasting ten mutinous tracks of thick, predatory, subterranean metal, continues to reap the exaltation of fans and critics globally.

Purchase your copy today at metalblade.com/goatwhore where you’ll also find a host of videos, including a special edition of “FBS,” compiled from fan-filmed footage from around the globe.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info on GOATWHORE:

http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666

http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola

http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666

http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GOATWHORE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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