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JADED HEART “Devil’s Gift” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

JADED HEART – Everytime I listen to this Jaded Heart album, Devil’s Gift, I am uplifted into the high, mystical, powerful and beautiful higher realms of Heavy Metal bliss. This album is so glorious it brings tears to my eyes as I write this line. Yes, it’s one of those albums for me and it happens; I cannot control it. All I can do is let its majestic Metal saturate my Metal soul for eternity.

If you dig Judas Priest, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Metal Inquisitor, DORO and/or Iron Savior, you will be doing yourself proper by buying or streaming this magnificent Jaded Heart album. I suggest BUYING this album on whatever medium you so desire.

Riffs! Riffs! Riffs! There’s so much guitar firepower on this album that it’s insane great! Peter and Masa have that magic going on with their guitars; their tones scream with emotion and I can feel it, man! The backing vocals are wonderful, giving this album and band their Power Metal muscle on top of Power Metal muscles.

Not one average song is on this album. In my Metal opinion, this album is a MUST for every Metal lovers collection of music. Vocalist Johan Fahlberg is top-tier and belongs there. Sonically melodic, powerful and exquisitely written and arranged songs.

Devil’s Gift was released back on March 30th, 2018, via the sensational Massacre Records. There’s no question that this album was one of the very best in Metal for 2018; it’s also one of the very best in Metal, period. My favorite songs: the entire album. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Devil’s Gift – Track List:

  1. Wasteland
  2. The Enemy
  3. Set Free
  4. Scream Of Anger
  5. Tears Of Our World
  6. Phoenix
  7. One World
  8. Story Of My Life
  9. 9. Coming Home
  10. Conspiracy Of Science
  11. Final Moment
  12. Black Days (digipak)
  13. Flying High (digipak)

JADED HEART:

Johan Fahlberg – lead vocals

Peter Östros – guitar

Masa Eto – guitar

Michael “Muelli” Müller – bass

Bodo Stricker – drums

Album cover artwork: Thomas Ewerhard

For more info on this remarkable band: Jaded Heart

LONG LIVE JADED HEART.

STONE.

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MEGADETH – “Warheads On Foreheads” Releasing On March 22nd!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

WARHEADS ON FOREHEADS Greatest Hits album arrives March 22 featuring 35 remastered tracks hand selected by Dave Mustaine. Cyber Army pre-orders begin January 25. megadeth.com/cyberarmy

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

STONE.

Jason Becker Releases Free Song From When He Was 16 Years Old – Join His Email For The Free Download

Posted in guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Join Jason Becker’s email list and get a FREE download of “Ripping Song” – This was a nice way for Jason to practice his fast playing when he was 16.

Join email list >> https://jasonbecker.fanbridge.com/

Jason Becker’s story is one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and, ultimately, triumph. A child prodigy on guitar, Jason rose to prominence as a teenager when he was one half of the legendary rock guitar duo Cacophony (with his great friend Marty Friedman). After wowing audiences all over the word with his amazing guitar chops and deep compositions, Jason auditioned for—and got—the gig with David Lee Roth, following in the huge footsteps of Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai. He wrote and recorded the DLR album A Little Ain’t Enough and was poised to take over the rock guitar world when a nagging pain in his leg was diagnosed as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a debilitating and fatal condition with a life expectancy of maybe five years. Maybe.

That was 29 years ago.

Jason Becker – Triumphant Hearts (Album Trailer)

Jason did indeed lose the ability to play guitar, walk, talk, and breathe on his own. But he never lost his will to live or his desire to create music. Communicating through a series of eye movements with a system developed by his father, Jason spells out words as well as musical notes and chords. He imparts his musical vision to his team who then can input the notes into a computer, edit the parts to his exacting standards, and then generate charts for session musicians. It is through this amazing process that Jason composes his profoundly beautiful music, rich in melody and counterpoint, brimming with emotion. His inspiring music and life story have been the subject of countless news articles, magazine cover stories, and an award-winning documentary, Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet.

Not only is Jason not dead yet, he’s busier and more prolific than ever, as evidenced by his latest release, Triumphant Hearts. The album’s 14 tracks showcase Jason’s gift for melody and his deep knowledge of classical composition and orchestral arrangement. Many of the guitar parts are performed by a who’s-who of 6-string gods including Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Neal Schon, Steve Morse, Paul Gilbert, Joe Bonamassa and many others. And, in what will absolutely delight his fans, Jason’s amazing guitar playing—recorded in the ’80s and ’90s—graces several tunes.

Jason Becker is unquestionably the sexiest man alive, but he’s also the most positive, upbeat, and inspiring man alive. “I really feel lucky,” says Jason. “I am surrounded by loving people, and I can still make music.”

Jason Becker’s new album Triumphant Hearts was released Dec. 7, 2018.

More of Jason Becker:

http://JasonBecker.com

http://www.facebook.com/jasonbeckerofficial/

http://www.ebay.com/usr/beckteaam

http://www.instagram.com/jasonbeckerofficial

LONG LIVE JASON BECKER.

STONE.

German Old School Metallers BOOZE CONTROL Releasing ‘Forgotten Lands’ February 22 On Gates Of Hell Records

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

German Old School Metal Bashers  BOOZE CONTROL will release Forgotten Lands, their fourth full-length album (fifth release overall) February 22 on Gates of Hell Records.

On their Gates of Hell Records debut Forgotten Lands, Booze Control continue to evolve into classic metal songsmiths with tracks that adopt a more serious tone than previous efforts. Recorded in October 2017 at Overlodge Recording Studio in Harz Mountains, Germany, with Martin Schnella handling engineering duties, Forgotten Lands finds Booze Control successfully bridging the gap between NWOBHM and old-school American and European metal. The band also parlays more serious lyrical content into songs that are filled with spiraling melodies, driving rhythms and catchy vocal lines from Kuri. The band’s songwriting diversity is on display with “Of the Deep” as well as “Attack of the Axeman,” songs that peddle an epic flair with a classic metal foundation.

Formed in 2009 in Braunschweig, Germany, Booze Control came together at the spur of the moment when guitarist/vocalist David Kuri, bassist Steffen Kurth and drummer Lauritz “Lord” Jilge, were asked to assemble a band for a local event. The trio quickly gathered in a local rehearsal room to write songs in preparation for the show, thinking all along the band would be short-lived. But, to their surprise, more gigs followed, as did second guitarist Jendrik SeilerBooze Control started to enjoy their new compositions, which, in comparison to the more technical nature of their previous outfits, was welcome. Soon, their debut EP, Wanted, was released in 2009, followed up by 2011’s Don’t Touch While Running.

However, leading up to the creation of their 2013 album Heavy Metal, Kuri and Jilge had a revelation while watching Iron Maiden’s Beast Over Hammersmith live video. The conviction in which Bruce Dickinson sings, the energy of the band and the charisma they displayed while on stage needed to be followed in Booze Control. Prior, Booze Control was riding the somewhat clichéd boozed-out rock band angle a bit too hard with their first releases. While the songs were there, the delivery wasn’t, so the band made a concerted effort to improve their songwriting and stage presentation for Heavy Metal. They succeeded in doing so, setting them on a path for the ensuing 2016 The Lizard Rider album and their latest and first LP for Gates of Hell Records, Forgotten Lands.

Now ten years into their career, Booze Control has already gone well beyond their humble origins and party-time ethos. Booze Control invites you to take part in their continued evolution on Forgotten Lands.

Booze Control:

David Kuri – Guitar / Vocals

Steffen Kurth – Bass

Jendrik Seiler – Guitar

Lauritz Jikge – Drums

Booze Control Discography:

Wanted (Independent, 2018)

Don’t Touch While Running (Independent, 2009)

Heavy Metal (Independent, 2013)

The Lizard Rider (Inferno Records, 2016)

Forgotten Lands (Gates Of Hell Records, 2019)

More BOOZE CONTROL:

facebook.com/boozecontrol/

www.gatesofhellrecords.com/

Source:

ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE BOOZE CONTROL.

STONE.

MEGADETH – ‘The World Needs A Hero’ And ‘The System Has Failed’ Reissues Landing On February 15th, 2019

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From MEGADETH newsletter:

On February 15, 2019, we will reissue The System Has Failed and The World Needs a Hero on CD, vinyl and digital platforms. You can pre-order both albums now at smarturl.it/MegadethStore

MEGADETH‘s ninth studio album, The World Needs a Hero was originally released in May 2001 and was critically acclaimed as a return to a heavier musical direction for the band. It charted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 and received positive reviews across the music press.

The World Needs A Hero – Track Listing:

01. Disconnect
02. The World Needs a Hero
03. Moto Psycho
04. 1000 Times Goodbye
05. Burning Bridges
06. Promises
07. Recipe For Hate… Warhorse
08. Losing My Senses
09. Dread and the Fugitive Mind
10. Silent Scorn
11. Return to Hangar
12. When
13. Coming Home (CD Bonus Track)

* The full album has been newly remastered by Ted Jensen (GUNS N’ ROSES, MASTODON, MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM).

* Includes rare live bonus track “Coming Home” on the CD and digital versions.

* First time ever on vinyl in North America.

* CD has been out of print for five years.

MEGADETH‘s tenth studio album, The System Has Failed was originally released in September 2004. Following the direction set by its predecessor, The World Needs A Hero, it headed further into the bands thrashier past and was a hit amongst fans and critics alike. Debuting at No. 18 on the Billboard chart, the album received positive reviews across the board stating it as vital and solid.

The System Has Failed – Track Listing

01. Blackmail the Universe
02. Die Dead Enough
03. Kick the Chair
04. The Scorpion
05. Tears in a Vial
06. I Know Jack
07. Back in the Day
08. Something That I’m Not
09. Truth Be Told
10. Of Mice and Men
11. Shadow of Deth
12. My Kingdom
13. Time / Use the Man (Live) (CD Bonus Track)
14. The Conjuring (Live) (CD Bonus Track)

* The full album has been newly remastered by Ted Jensen (GUNS N’ ROSESMASTODONMACHINE HEADTRIVIUM).

* Includes rare live bonus tracks Time/Use the Man and The Conjuring on the CD and digital versions.

* First time ever on vinyl in North America.

* CD has been out of print for five years.

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

STONE.

Melodic Death/Doom Group COLD COLOURS Celebrate 20th Anniversary With February 22 Release Of ‘Northernmost’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 21, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Cover art: Todd Salat

Long running Minnesota Death/Doom band COLD COLOURS celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2019 with the February 22 release of fifth full-length album Northernmost. In recognition of the winter solstice, the album’s first blast of freezing wind comes in the form of a lyric video for new track “Terminal Winter.”

Vocalist/guitarist Brian J. Huebner had this to say about the band’s milestone:

“If 20 years has taught me anything, it’s that you have to believe in what you are doing. No matter how many roadblocks you hit over two decades. I am thrilled that we have ‘Northernmost’ to celebrate 20 years. Our best album so far? Without question, but more importantly, the best representation of who we are and should be. This album is a testament to the chemistry of the band in 2019.”

Long overdue, Northernmost finds COLD COLOURS in top form as they mine the depths of despair on 12 dynamic compositions guaranteed to satisfy devotees, as well as newcomers with a taste for the likes of AMORPHIS, SWALLOW THE SUN, and INSOMNIUM. Recorded and mixed by drummer Mike Andrie, and mastered to perfection by the legendary Dan Swanö at Sweden’s Unisound, Northernmost is nothing short of exquisite. Welcome to 2019; welcome to your Doom!

Track Listing:

  1. Northernmost I
  2. Nightmare
  3. A Life Forlorn
  4. Northernmost II
  5. From This Pain
  6. Spirit
  7. Northernmost III
  8. Terminal Winter
  9. Heathen
  10. Northernmost IV
  11. The Parting
  12. The Pale Heart

COLD COLOURS:

Brian J Huebner – vocals, guitar

Matt Hamilton – lead guitar

Mike Andrie – drums

Jaden Adair – vocals, bass

Jon Rayl – keyboards

Source: ClawHammer PR

For more band info:

coldcoloursmetal.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/coldcoloursmetal

www.instagram.com/coldcoloursband/

LONG LIVE COLD COLOURS.

STONE.

Horror Pain Gore Death – Launches Free 2018 Label Sampler

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 18, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Horror Pain Gore Death Launches Free 2018 Label Sampler

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Horror Pain Gore Death Productions is proud to present the 2018 Full Year In Review: 34 Track FREE Bandcamp Sampler!

Download Linkhpgd.bandcamp.com/album/hpgd-2018-full-year-in-review-34-track-free-sampler

The sampler features over 1 hour and 58 minutes of music from the following artists:

VIOLENT OPPOSITION – SCAPHISM – OBSCENE – BELDAM – RUIN – SYNAPSE MISFIRE – MENTAL COMA – HUMAN COMPOST – ADVENT OF BEDLAM – VHS – MAGGOT CASKET – ABSCESS – DAGGRA – BLASPHEMOUS – PINK MASS – ELBOW DEEP – MENTORS – ARCHAEOBEAST – RETORTION TERROR – TERRANAUT – CHAOSOPHY – SACRIFICIAL BLOOD – TRAITOR – TREASONIST – NO/MÁS – INVIDIOSUS – BLOOD OF THE WOLF – COATHANGER ABORTION – SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER – ROTTENNESS – FLESHREAPER – POUGHKEEPSIE – STRANGULIATORIUS – CRACK HOUSE

Download now for FREE at hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/hpgd-2018-full-year-in-review-34-track-free-sampler

HPGD Official Website: horrorpaingoredeath.com
HPGD on BandCamp: hpgd.bandcamp.com

Source:

ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE HORROR PAIN GORE DEATH PRODUCTIONS.

STONE.

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