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TILES – Announces New Live Performances; MIKE PORTNOY Video Endorsement For “Pretending 2 Run” Album Posted

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, prog rock, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Detroit Prog quartet TILES has confirmed several new live appearances in the weeks ahead, and in addition, the band has just issued a short new video endorsement from Mike Portnoy.

Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors, Dream Theater) praises the new TILES double album Pretending 2 Run backstage after The Winery Dogs show in Detroit. Portnoy and his son Max (Next To None) supply guest drums to the album – simultaneously, the first time the two have been recorded together – in addition to other luminaries including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson), Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Kim Mitchell. The record was produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning) and is finished with artwork by Hugh Syme (Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater).

See the new mini-video HERE or below:

Following their recent Northeastern US tour with Laser’s Edge label mates District 97, TILES has confirmed several new live performances for the Summer and early Fall months. The new gigs include a hometown show August 13th with Laser’s Edge kin Iris Divine as well as Mindmaze and Mare Crisium, followed by back-to-back shows September 29th and 30th at the Cleveland and Detroit nights of Sonic Voyage Fest alongside Circuline and Stratospheerius. Further updates will follow.

TILES Live:

8/13/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ Mindmaze, Iris Divine, Mare Crisium [info]

9/29/2016 Wilberts – Cleveland, OH @ Sonic Voyage Fest w/ Circuline, Stratospheerius [info]

9/30/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI @ Sonic Voyage Fest w/ Circuline, Stratospheerius [info]

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Released in April through the Laser’s Edge Group, Pretending 2 Run is sitting comfortably in the Top 20 of many monthly readers’ polls throughout Europe and is being hailed as one of 2016’s best Prog albums. PROG issued, “the Detroiters really turn up the heat,” calling the band’s delivery, “imaginative, expansive, colorful, diverse and more satisfying than ever.” Classic Rock claims, “whoever invests their time into Pretending 2 Run will have enjoyed every single second.” All Music stated, “Who says the concept album is dead? Brilliant.” iO Pages says, “TILES is still at the top of the progressive rock world. Pretending 2 Run will finish high in many year-end lists.”

Says Eclipsed, “Pretending 2 Run is an enormously complex album that reveals new secrets with each play.” Progression Magazine rated the record 4/5 including, “This album clearly sounds as if it took years to make. ‘Shelter In Place’… ranks as one of the strongest, most memorable tunes in the band’s catalog.”

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Sea Of Tranquility’s 4.5/5 review boasts, “In a year when we’ve seen two longtime prog veterans, Dream Theater and TILES, release lengthy concept albums, I have to give TILES the nod as the more successful of the two…” Music Connection’s review includes, “they’ve upped the ante by giving the listener a double disc with an engaging storyline, meticulously arranged string and choral pieces, sweet vocal harmonies and tuneful jam-based rock, fusion and world beat sounds,” and About.com’s 4/5 review said, “Pretending 2 Run gives prog rock fans everything they could want in a big album.”

Headbanger’s Lifestyle praised, “TILES has delivered a real masterpiece extraordinaire,” and Absolute Zero Media notes, “Lush and epic prog metal – very, very impressive!” Musipedia Of Metal hails, “A progressive masterpiece. With so many great prog albums this year already, Pretending 2 Run could possibly be the best.” Polyprisma issued, “TILES has created something technically breathtaking and far beyond the norm,” and Profil Prog crowns the record, “A jewel of originality. Highly recommended!”

Stream the 24 bit version of Pretending 2 Run RIGHT HERE, see the “Shelter In Place” video HERE, and the “Weightless” lyric video HERE or below:

Pretending 2 Run is out now worldwide through Laser’s Edge; physical orders can be placed HERE and digital HERE.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more TILES info:

http://www.facebook.com/Tiles.Band

http://www.tiles-music.com

http://www.twitter.com/tilesband

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TILES.

Stone.

COHEED AND CAMBRIA – REVEAL “THE COLOR BEFORE THE SUN” COVER AND TRACK LIST

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , on August 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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LIMITED EDITION, DELUXE BOXSET AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

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NEW YORK – Coheed and Cambria have revealed the cover and track list for their forthcoming album, The Color Before The Sun (Oct. 9, 300 Entertainment).

The cover, which features a serene lake with a house disintegrating into the sky, was created by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore, Deafheaven) and reflects the story behind the ten-song album.

While the most conceptually abstruse Coheed records have always had a foundation in reality, The Color Before The Sun marks the first time Claudio Sanchez is exposing his raw feelings, narrated from his own perspective – the anxiety of fatherhood, the disorienting feeling of losing a home, the reflections had during early morning walks. His own story is told through big, bright, driving, colorful songs that beam like power-pop, crunch like vintage ‘90s emocore and float with the expansive feel of space-rock.

Sanchez’s journey is captured not only in the music, but also in a limited edition, deluxe box set available for pre-order as of this morning at www.coheedandcambria.com. The extensive collection offers fans two hardcover books: one featuring album lyrics and expansive artwork from The Color Before The Sun, while a separate book documents the events and emotions of the time with prose and photographs. Four different pieces of music are housed in the die-cut slipcase: The Color Before The Sun (CD), The Color Before The Sun demos (CD), an in-studio DVD and a clear 7-inch with two non-album demo tracks. Purchasers also receive an instant download of “You Got Spirit, Kid,” a membership card, a custom house key, a lapel pin, a certificate of authenticity; as well as exclusive, members-only access to new music, videos, concert tickets, merchandise and commentary from the band.

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The Color Before The Sun – Track List:

1. Island
2. Eraser
3. Colors
4. Here To Mars
5. Ghost
6. Atlas
7. Young Love
8. You Got Spirit, Kid
9. The Audience
10. Peace To The Mountain

Coheed and Cambria On Tour:

August 8 Nashville, TN Ink-N-Iron Festival
August 9 Atlanta, GA Wrecking Ball Atlanta
August 14 Kent, England Hevy Fest 2015
August 15 Amsterdam, Netherlands Neverender IKSSE:3
August 16 Holte-Stkenbrock, Geramyn Serengeti Festival
August 18 Frankfurt, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 19 Cologne, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 20 Gampel, Switzerland Open Air Gampel Festival
August 21 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
August 28 Denver, CO Riot Fest
September 11 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
September 13 Sterling Heights, MI Chill on the Hill
September 19 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 31 Phoenix, AZ Monster Mash Music Festival
November 6 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest

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About 300 Entertainment

Last year, former Def Jam and Warner Music Group recorded music chief Lyor Cohen along with colleagues Todd Moscowitz (ex-Warner Bros president) and Kevin Liles (ex-EVP Warner Music) unveiled 300 Entertainment, a new record label focused on artist development, flexible deal structures, and technology-based partnerships. 300 Entertainment is a platform not only for artists, but also entrepreneurs by giving them access to tools and knowledge to remain independent and to be active participants in their artists’ development.

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Source:

Speakeasy PR & Marketing

* For more info:

www.coheedandcambria.com

www.facebook.com/coheedandcambria

www.twitter.com/coheed

www.instagram.com/coheedandcambria

www.300ent.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COHEED AND CAMBRIA.

Stone.

CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC To Release DARK QUARTERER’s ‘Ithaca’ On Vinyl LP Format In September

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , on May 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC is proud to announce the vinyl LP release of DARK QUARTERER‘s new album Ithaca. The target date for release is September 19th. The album was released on April 25th on CD by Metal on Metal Records, to much acclaim.

Mastered specifically for vinyl format, the release will include two exclusive 2010, live bonus tracks that were specifically chosen by the band for their quality and uniqueness. The first is a version of band’s own classic “War Tears.”  This version of the track is sung in Italian, making the interpretation of singer Gianni Nepi  particularly passionate. The second  is the long, touching piece “Deep Wake,” another song that shows Dark Quarterer’s incredible skills. In addition to over 70 minutes of stellar, progressive metal music, this deluxe DOUBLE LP GATEFOLD EDITION will also include a 4-page booklet with lyrics and a download card.

Ithaca is a concept album inspired by the 1911’s poem of the same title by a Greek poet, Konstantinos P. Kavafis (Constantine P. Cavafy), who used  Odysseus’s travel from the Trojan Wars back to his home-island as a metaphor for the journey of life; the goal is not important, but the journey itself. Stylistically, it’s a mix of ’80s epic heavy metal with ’70s progressive rock, and some elements of doom.

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1. The Path of Life
2. Night Song
3. Mind Torture
4. Escape
5. Nostalgia
6. Rage of Gods
7. Last Fight
8. Peace
9. War Tears (live)*
10. Deep Wake (live) *

*Vinyl-only bonus track

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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* For more info:

www.facebook.com/DarkQuarterer

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DARK QUARTERER.

Stone.

RUSH “2112” – Has Been Newly Remastered On 200-Gram, Heavyweight Vinyl

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , , on March 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by UMe:

RUSH’s 2112 has been newly remastered on 200-gram, heavyweight vinyl at legendary Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters. The band’s fourth album, 2112, first released in 1976, proved a breakthrough, highlighted by its seven-part title suite – written by Lee and Lifeson, with lyrics by Peart – recounting a dystopian story set in the year 2112. It came in at #2 on Rolling Stone’s list of ‘Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time.’ Most Rush fans consider it the band’s definitive recording and it has sold over 3 million albums in the U.S.

This unique reissue showcases a custom, limited-edition, hand-etched hologram of the ‘Red Star of the Federation’ pressed in the album’s dead wax runout of side two. To reveal the spinning hologram, fans can use any focused source of light, such as the LED flashlight on a smartphone, directly above the turntable while playing.

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* For more info on RUSH:

Website: http://www.rush.com/

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LONG LIVE RUSH.

Stone.

DARK BEAUTY – Classically Influenced, Gothic, Progressive Band Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in gothic rock, Music, progressive rock, rock music, vocalists with tags , , , , on March 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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DARK BEAUTY – There are a host of music genres that New Jersey’s Dark Beauty can be attributed to, from Symphonic Metal to Gothic, with Classical being the omnipotent glue that gives Dark Beauty their overall musicality. Dark Beauty released their new studio concept album, Fall From Grace, on August 19th, 2014. Lead vocalist (coloratura soprano), songwriter and band founder, Liz Tapia, has an alluring voice; even her shades of vocal darkness is mesmerizing.

As a songwriter, Liz Tapia can already rival that of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Paul O’Neill. Seriously. Greatness is not always mainstream or screaming from the pages of Rolling Stone and Dark Beauty’s musical greatness profoundly exists. Liz Tapia has assembled a consummate band of musicians with Dark Beauty, in my straight Metal opinion. I am absolutely thrilled that Dark Beauty has crossed my Metal path. Music is a powerful voice and universal language within our Universe; Dark Beauty easily reminds me of this.

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Above photo: Liz Tapia

If you are a fan of Gothic, Symphonic Rock/Metal, Progressive, Epic and/or Dark music, you should absolutely adore the artistic works of Dark Beauty. Become transfixed below and listen to Dark Lullaby, from Dark Beauty’s new studio concept album: Fall From Grace:

Listen to track previews below:

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DARK BEAUTY:

 Liz Tapia – Lead Vocalist/Songwriter/Founder

Bryan Zeigler – Lead Guitarist

Warren Helms – Keyboardist

Gary Perkinson – Bass

Dan Granda – Drums/Percussion

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Purchase Dark Beauty – Fall From Grace on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fall-from-grace/id908888106

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Engineered by Arsenio Rodriguez of Artie Productions

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* For more info on DARK BEAUTY:

Facebook: Dark Beauty

http://darkbeautymusic.com/the-fans

Website: http://DarkBeautyMusic.com/

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LONG LIVE DARK BEAUTY.

LONG LIVE NEW JERSEY.

Stone.

PERIPHERY TAKE #22 AND #25 SPOTS ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 WITH ALBUMS “JUGGERNAUT: ALPHA” AND “JUGGERNAUT: OMEGA”

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , on February 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Jonathan Thorpe

Washington, D.C. – Periphery, the DC-based Prog/Metal outfit whose decision to release two albums simultaneously was called “the group’s most ambitious project yet” by Rolling Stone, have been rewarded with two entries on the Billboard Top 200: Juggernaut: Alpha (#22) and Juggernaut: Omega (#25).

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“Today marks a monumental moment in Sumerian and Periphery history,” said Sumerian Records’ Founder/CEO Ash Avildsen. “We’re incredibly proud of the progressive approach we took to releasing this body of music from such a progressive group of artists. I couldn’t be more elated about the synergy between Sumerian, Outerloop and Periphery in successfully executing the release of Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega. The band has a true cult following that appreciates their art and they just proved to the world that the Peripherals are only continuing to grow beyond boundaries. “

The two new albums, which have received four-star reviews worldwide, also landed at #2 and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart.

Periphery drummer Matt Halpern added, “We are absolutely thrilled with the amount of positivity and excitement we’re seeing and receiving for the Juggernaut releases.  As a band and as individuals we poured our hearts and souls into these releases, so to have this type of response is truly special.  Thank you to those who have taken part in the Juggernaut experience so far… We can’t wait to play these songs live for you!”

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Periphery is in the midst of a North American tour, playing the Opera House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, this evening.  The band wraps up the first leg of North American dates on Feb. 14 before launching a lengthy European tour on Feb. 26 in Belarus.  Periphery has confirmed performances at several festivals including Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range.

February 04     Detroit, MI     St. Andrew’s Hall

February 06     Toronto, ON     Opera House

February 07     Montreal, QC     Corona Theatre

February 08     Albany, NY     Upstate Concert Hall

February 09     Rochester, NY     Water Street Music Hall

February 11     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club

February 12     New York, NY     Irving Plaza

February 13     Silver Spring, MD     The Fillmore

February 14     Philadelphia, PA     District N9ne

February 26    Minsk, Belarus     Republic

February 27     St. Petersburg, Russia     Zal Ozhidaniya

February 28     Moscow, Russia     Volta

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March 02     Novosibirsk, Russia     Rock City

March 03     Yekaterinburg, Russia     Tele-Club

March 05     Paris, France    La Cigale

March 06     Karlsruhe, Germany     Substage

March 07     Pratteln, Switzerland     Z7

March 08     Milan, Italy     Live Club

March 10     Munich, Germany     Backstage Werk

March 11     Vienna, Austria     Arena

March 12     Budapest, Hungary     Barba Negra

March 13     Bratislava, Slovakia     Majestic

March 14     Prague, Czech Republic     Roxy

March 16     Warsaw, Poland     Stodola

March 17     Hamburg, Germany     Gruenspan

March 18     Aarhus, Denmark      Voxhall

March 19     Oslo, Norway     Rockefeller

March 21     Seinajoki, Finland     Rytmikorjamo

March 22     Helsinki, Finland     The Circus

March 24     Stockholm, Sweden     Debaser Medis

March 25     Copenhagen, Denmark     Amager Bio

March 26     Bochum, Germany     Matrix

March 27     Eindhoven, Netherlands     Effenaar

March 29     Bristol, UK     O2 Academy Bristol

March 30     Glasgow, UK     O2 ABC

March 31     Manchester, UK     Manchester Academy

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April 01 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Islington

April 25 – 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville Festival

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May 02 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion

May 15 -17 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range

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July 16 – 18 – Viveiro, Spain @ Resurrection Fest

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

*For more info on PERIPHERY:

http://www.facebook.com/peripheryband
http://www.twitter.com/peripheryband
http://www.periphery.net

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PERIPHERY

Stone.

VANISH “Come To Wither” – Releases October 24th; Instant Track Download With iTunes Pre-Order

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Pre-order Vanish‘s new album Come To Wither on iTunes and get the instant grat track Silence right away!

Pre-order here: http://geni.us/VanishCTWiTunes

Vanish - Come To Wither - promo album banner - cd release - 2014

VANISH:

Bastian Rose – Vocals, Keys

Philipp Schönle – Guitar

Thomas Rösch – Guitar

Daniele Dei Giudici – Bass

Ralf Nopper – Drums

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VANISH are from Stuttgart, Germany.

* For more info on VANISH:

Website: http://www.vanish-metal.com

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Website: http://www.massacre-records.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE VANISH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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