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GATEKEEPER – To Release ‘Grey Maiden’ EP In February

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock bands, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 30, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Looking to strike while the iron is hot, Canadian up and coming True Metal force GATEKEEPER will release the Grey MaidenEP on February 22 via Cruz Del Sur Music.

Featuring two brand-new compositions, a cover song and a track re-recorded from their first demo, Grey Maiden picks right up where the band’s acclaimed East Of Sun first full-length left off. The groundswell of support in North America and abroad – including the selling out of the vinyl and CD pressing of East Of Sun within six months – spurred GATEKEEPER to satiate their ever-growing fanbase with a new release.

“We’ve been working harder and faster than ever since all of this started happening,” says guitarist and founding member Geoff Blackwell. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned from spending the past ten-plus years in bands, it’s that momentum is your greatest resource and you’ve gotta pour gasoline on the little fires that pop up in your career.”

According to Blackwell, GATEKEEPER (who are rounded out by vocalist Jean-Pierre, lead guitarist Kenny Kroecher, bassist David Messier and drummer Tommy Tro) has performed more shows in 2018 than all other years of the band combined, which has started to influence their songwriting. While East Of Sun is considered by many fans to get only better with each passing listen, the songs on Grey Maiden are some of the band’s most immediate compositions to date. However, there are some twists afoot.

“The title track might be our best song yet,” notes Blackwell. “It’s got a massive chorus, intricate vocal lines and catchy, pummelling riffs. We re-recorded the song ‘Tale Of Twins’, which is an old favorite that we’ve been playing lately. It’s finally gotten the recording and performance quality that the song deserves! JP did a great job with the singing on this one.

‘Moss’ is a big departure from our other material,” he continues. “It’s a soft, finger-picked acoustic ballad featuring a lilting guitar pattern inspired by traditional folk music with fantasy-tinged lyrics. We also brought in a guest violinist to fill in the gaps. It’s much different than anything else we’ve done, but I think it makes perfect sense for GATEKEEPER. Lastly, we covered an obscure NWOBHM song by a band named TREDEGAR called ‘Richard III’. They’re a very cool, but forgotten band from Wales who had ex-members of BUDGIE in their ranks. They were a very early example of epic metal and we decided that it would be a good match for us. Kenny and I took some liberties with the guitar arrangement.”

GATEKEEPER‘s future plans include a tour of Europe in support of Grey Maiden, including spots on key festivals such as Hell Of Hammaburg, Swordbrothers and Up The Hammers. In addition to more live dates in their home territory of Canada, GATEKEEPER will buckle down and get to work on their second LP, which, according to Blackwell, will feature material contributed by the entire band. But, before the calendar jumps over to 2019, some reflection of 2018 is warranted, a year that saw GATEKEEPER emerge as one of the best new traditional metal hopefuls in recent memory.

“Obviously we all hoped the album would do well and I figured that we’d make a few sales and play some fun shows here and there,” closes Blackwell. “But, I absolutely never expected us to sell out the first vinyl and CD pressing so quickly. That’s the kind of stuff that usually happens to other people. The outpouring of support from our new friends and fans on social media and streaming platforms like YouTube has been huge, too.”

Grey Maiden – Track Listing:

  1. Grey Maiden
  2. Tale Of Twins
  3. Moss
  4. Richard III

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For more GATEKEEPER:

www.facebook.com/gatekeeperband/

www.gatekeepermetal.com/

gatekeeper.bandcamp.com

www.instagram.com/gatekeeper_metal/

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE GATEKEEPER.

STONE.

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21OCTAYNE – To Release Sophomore Album “2.0” In September!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music with tags , , , on July 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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German rockers 21OCTAYNE (featuring members of The Joe Perry Project and Rhapsody) will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, 2.0, on September 25th (EU) and October 2nd (US), via AFM Records.

Following the successful debut “Into The Open” from 2014, the band has crafted 10 diverse, powerful rock songs for the new record (3 additional tracks are featured on the ltd. Digipak).

Track List:

  1. Devil In Disguise
  2. Take Me Back
  3. When You Go
  4. Love’s Just A Heartbreak Away
  5. Take Me Away
  6. Lost
  7. The Circle
  8. Date With Myself
  9. Fly Away
  10. Tale Of A Broken Child

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Source:

AFM Records - logo - white background - 2015 - #MOGNALS

http://www.afm-records.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE 21OCTAYNE.

Stone.

BIG|BRAVE – Southern Lord Announces The Signing Of Montreal Trio

Posted in Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Big Brave - promo band pic - 2015 - #010525MO

Southern Lord is pleased to announce the signing of Montreal trio, BIG|BRAVE.

The three-piece plays sincere, long-form out-rock that ventures in to different directions, at times mournful and unsettling, their music plays out in to moon-bleached grunge where serene vocals crumble over scraping guitars bled of melody.

The new BIG|BRAVE album is penciled in for a late summer release, recorded with Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra) at Hotel2Tango. This will add to a growing discography comprising their debut EP An Understanding Between People (2013) and the debut LP Feral Verdure, which they recorded at Paradise Studios with Jon Boles, and self-released in September 2014. There’s high expectation of great things to come…

Stay tuned for more news from Southern Lord and BIG|BRAVE.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://bigbrave.bandcamp.com

http://facebook.com/bigbravemusic

http://southernlord.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BIG|BRAVE.

Stone.

Outlaws & Moonshine Release New Single And Video

Posted in Music, music news, rock bands, rock music, southern rock with tags , , , on May 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Outlaws & Moonshine - promo band pic - 2015 - #0512MO

Indiana southern rock band OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE released their new single and video for the track ‘WHISKEY’ today via HighVolMusic. ‘WHISKEY’ is currently available at iTunes and all other digital platforms.

OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE head to Red V Studios in New York on Memorial Day weekend to finish up recording their new EP. A working title, track listing, and physical release date will be revealed at a later date. More information can be found at www.outlawsandmoonshine.com.

Outlaws & Moonshine - Whiskey - promo cover pic - 2015 - #0512MO

Available on iTunes - logo - 2015

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Source:

HighVolMusic - banner logo - #1 - 2013

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE.

Stone.

OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE – New Southern Rock Band To Release Debut Single

Posted in Music, rock bands, rock music, southern rock with tags , , , on May 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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outlawsandmoonshine.com,the Indiana based southern rock band is set to release their debut single and video titled ‘WHISKEY’ on May 12th. The single will be distributed digitally and is already available for pre-order across all major digital platforms. A sample of ‘WHISKEY’ can be heard here. The video will be released through Marvment Entertainment and Vevo.

Hailing as ‘new southern rock’, their signature sound comes from vocalist/guitarist and main songwriter Beau Van who crafts his songs after everyday life experiences. Beau’s unique approach is to use a balance of old school southern rock with a bit of today’s country rock and a whole lot of guitar. The end results are strong yet memorable songs that hook you and have you singing right along by the second chorus.

The band has recently aligned themselves with major industry players solidifying their brand by signing a sponsorship deal with Coldcock Whiskey in which Coldcock states; “We love you guys and would love to have you work with us”.

Outlaws & Moonshine also has endorsement deals with Amedia Cymbals, Pig Hog Cables, Queen City Drums, Spector Guitars, and Xcel Drumsticks.

The band heads back into the studio to finish up their debut E.P. later this month with plans to support the release with a summer tour. Outlaws & Moonshine are in talks with a national country artist to tour as direct support.

More information and updates can be found on the band’s website outlawsandmoonshine.com.

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Source:

HighVolMusic - banner logo - #1 - 2013

http://www.highvolmusic.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE.

Stone.

ROYAL THUNDER – DEBUT “TIME MACHINE” VIDEO VIA ROLLING STONE – TOUR DATES WITH WILCO UNDERWAY; HEADLINING TOUR IN MAY

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, rock bands, rock music with tags , , , on April 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Royal Thunder - Time Machine - Video Image Promo Pic - 2015

“…the contemporary hard-rock equivalent of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors…” – Stereogum

“a stunning hard-rock record that examines what happens after a breakup of any kind.” – NPR

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April 23, 2015, Philadelphia – Royal Thunder debut the video for Time Machine, from their recently released album, Crooked Doors, via Rolling Stone:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/royal-thunders-mlny-parsonz-on-escaping-a-cult-touring-with-wilco-20150423.

The video was directed by J.P. Bradburn who also worked with the band on their video for “Blue.” NPR said of the song, “’Time Machine’ moves with the stubborn resolve of a tightrope walker on a windy day: The song heaves along with intertwining guitars and the soulful vocal of Parsonz, who seems more aware of her dynamic abilities than ever.”

The Atlanta-quartet is currently on a Southeastern tour with Wilco, playing this evening at the Bayou Music Center in Houston. Royal Thunder’s headlining tour kicks off May 28 in New Orleans and will include a brief run of shows with Halestorm and Rival Sons.

Royal Thunder - Crooked Doors - promo album cover pic - #2015RTMO

The band has been sharing behind-the-scenes footage filmed during the making of Crooked Doors, as well as a newly released clip where they discuss the individual tracks on the album. The first two in the track-by-track series of webisodes can be seen below:

Crooked Doors was released earlier this month, with Stereogum calling the album “the hard rock equivalent of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors.” Entertainment Weekly said Crooked Doors “leans on its substantial pop chops. Tracks like ‘Glow’ are more Heart than Led Zep, which is not a bad thing at all.” Metal Hammer UK recently nominated the band for “Best Underground Band” in their annual Golden Gods’ Awards.

Tour Dates:

April 23 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center *
April 26 Tallahassee, FL Capital City Amphitheater *
April 28 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live Orlando *
May 1 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater *

May 28 New Orleans, LA Siberia
May 29 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
May 30 Dallas, TX Club Dada
May 31 Austin, TX Holy Mountain
June 2 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
June 3 San Diego, CA The Hideout
June 5 Anaheim, CA The Grove **
June 6 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom **
June 8 Portland, OR Roseland Theater **
June 9 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo **
June 10 Boise, ID Revolution Center **
June 12 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre **
June 13 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory **
June 14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom **
June 16 Billings, MT Pub Station
June 18 Salt Lake City, UT Crucial Fest
June 19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
June 20 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
June 21 Minneapolis, MN The Nether Bar
June 22 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
June 23 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
June 25 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
June 26 Boston, MA Great Scott
June 27 Providence, RI The Parlour
June 28 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Neck Tie
June 30 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
July 1 Richmond, VA The Camel
July 2 Charlotte, NC The Chop Shop
July 3 Atlanta, GA The Earl

* – with Wilco
** – with Halestorm, Rival Sons

Wild Throne opens on all of Royal Thunder’s headlining dates.

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

* For more info on ROYAL THUNDER:

http://www.facebook.com/royalthundermusic

http://www.twitter.com/royalthunderatl

royalthunder.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ROYAL THUNDER.

Stone.

LIVING COLOUR – RETURN TO STUDIO, POSTPONE SEVERAL FALL TOUR DATES

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Living Colour -

Photo credit: Karsten Staiger

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 – Living Colour, the multi-platinum rock band whose music Rolling Stone described as “an intoxicating brew of hard, grinding rock with splashes of funk, jazz, reggae and pop,” have returned to the studio to finish work on Shade, their forthcoming album.

The band has also postponed a number of their fall tour dates in order to spend the remainder of the year working on their sixth studio offering. However, Living Colour will be playing four shows before the end of the year:

Nov. 28 – New York, NY Irving Plaza
Nov. 29 – Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
Nov. 30 – Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Dec. 01  – Philadelphia, PA World Café Live

“While we don’t want to disappoint our fans,” explained guitarist Vernon Reid, “we need this time to finish recording the new album. We will be back in February with new material. We really appreciate our fans’ support and want to make the best record we can.”

Dates that have been postponed are:

Dec. 03 – Stafford Springs, CT Stafford Palace Theatre
Dec. 04 – Newton, NJ The Newton Theatre
Dec. 05 – Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Dec. 06 – Leesburg, VA Tally Ho Theatre
Dec. 07 – Hanover, MD Maryland Live Casino
Dec. 09 – Nashville, TN City Winery Nashville
Dec. 10 – Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
Dec. 12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room
Dec. 13 – St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
Dec. 14 – Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

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* Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

* For more info on LIVING COLOUR:

www.facebook.com/livingcolour

www.twitter.com/livingcolour

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE LIVING COLOUR.

LONG LIVE ROCK N’ ROLL.

Stone.

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