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GUS G. – Fearless North America Tour Coming This September!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on June 6, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Firewind founder, former Ozzy Osbourne axeman and guitar virtuouso GUS G. will be embarking on a North American Tour in support of his newly released studio album: Fearless (AFM Records). Joining GUS G. on this tour are Hard Rock notables Vinnie Vincent and Richie Kotzen. Check the schedule below to see if GUS G. will be shredding in your city!

Sep 13 Houston, TX – Scoutbar+
Sep 14 San Antonio, TX – Rockbox+
Sep 15 Dallas, TX – Trees+
Sep 16 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s+
Sep 18 Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live*
Sep 19 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vampd*
Sep 20 San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House *
Sep 21 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver *
Sep 23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater*
Sep 24 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven*
Sep 26 Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s*
Sep 28 Santa Clarita, CA – Canyon Club*
Sep 29 Agora Hills, CA – Canyon Club *
Sep 30 Pasadena, CA – The Rose*
+ w/ Vinnie Moore
* w/ Richie Kotzen & Vinnie Moore

Tickets & VIP upgrades: www.bandsintown.com/gusg

LONG LIVE GUS G., VINNIE MOORE & RICHIE KOTZEN.

STONE.

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WITHERFALL To Open For KAMELOT This November In Japan!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on June 5, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From the Witherfall facebook:

We are excited to announce that Witherfall will be opening for KAMELOT on their Japan Tour 2018. We are excited to be a part of such an epic production! The Event is put on by Creativeman Productions.

If you haven’t picked up your copy of our Debut “Nocturnes and Requiems” follow the links below!

USA: http://www.witherfall.com/merch
Japan: https://wardrecords.com/products/detail4406.html
World: http://smarturl.it/WitherfallNAR

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

LONG LIVE KAMELOT.

STONE.

Russian Metal Trio SECOND TO SUN Release ‘The Black’ / Album Streaming

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 4, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Russian Metal trio SECOND TO SUN are proud to announce the release of The Black, a reissue of the Blackbound (2016) album, which was re-recorded to add vocals, among several other enhancements.  

The Black was released on May 16. It can be purchased at this location and is streaming in its entirety on SECOND TO SUN’s  Bandcamp page and YouTube Channel. Guitarist, bassist, and mastermind of the project, Vladimir Lehtinen released the following statement concerning The Black:

“Being the child of my thoughts, this album is the true face of the band – a well-fused combination of melodic black metal and groove metal the way we see it. As always, the album includes a separate unique story behind each song.”

“Our ambitions were through the roof on this release – we re-recorded and improved the lines for all the instruments, including the drums, bass, and even addinig some extra guitars, while Gleb’s [Sysoev] vocals sound as massive and crushing as always. Honesty and a natural aggressive sound are the qualities that distinguish independent artists from purely commercial ones these days, and we are happy that we can create music for the sake of art and not for just raking in some cash. We hope that our sound, punchy and somewhat scary, like a gust of cold northern wind in a seemingly empty home in the middle of the night will let you get fully immersed in the atmosphere that we embedded in the music – nine different stories related to darkness. Darkness in temptations, actions, soul, socium, thoughts – darkness in anything and everything you can possibly imagine. Don’t forget that each song has annotations, as we try to create real musical works of art that frighten with their beauty. And beauty is enchanting.”

The Black is available on SpotifyiTunes, Bandcamp, and other digital retailers.

Track List:

Ladoga Master

The Wal

Chokk Kapper

Vasilisa

Region 13

The Fool

Mrakobesie pt. 1- Divine

Mrakobesie pt. 2- Letter

Mrakobesie pt. 3- Hunger

Mrakobesie pt. 4- MK ULTRA RU

Vladimir Lehtinen

Gleb Sysoev

Theodor Borovski

Band Bio:

Second To Sun is a metal band from Saint Petersburg, Russia, founded in 2012 by its guitarist Vladimir Lehtinen. Unlike many modern metal bands, who tend to gain fans and spread their music using a more visual element – live performances, music videos, band image, etc., Second To Sun try to concentrate on the musical aspect more and use visual elements (artwork, etc.) to give more depth and back story to the music. The band’s music contains a unique blend of metal genres: on the one hand, it has the many rhythmic elements of groove metal; on the other hand, it continues the legacy of such classic Scandinavian black metal bands as Emperor, Mayhem, and Dakthrone.

Such diverse musical roots of the band protrude from Vladimir Lehtinen’s songwriting, Gleb Sysoev’s soul-crushing vocals and Fedor Borovsky’s groovy drum lines. The band releases two versions of each album – the vocal and the instrumental one. Everything the band does is 100% DIY and 100% independent – they aren’t signed to any labels and don’t outsource anything – everything is composed and recorded by the band’s members. Each individual instrumental composition is accompanied by unique artwork and a hefty description of the story the composition tells, which provides a deeper insight into the music, as well as the band’s inspiration and creative process. Second To Sun released their new album The Black on May 16, 2018.

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  • For more info on SECOND TO SUN:

www.facebook.com/secondtosun/

www.instagram.com/secondtosunofficial

Second to Sun YouTube Channel

secondtosun.bandcamp.com/

Source:

ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE SECOND TO SUN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

FASTER PUSSYCAT – Summer 2018 Tour Dates – With Special Guest Don Jamieson

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on June 3, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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FASTER PUSSYCAT kicks off their Summer 2018 tour at the world-famous Whiskey A Go Go, in their hometown of Hollywood, California, on June 15th. Special guest will be Don Jamieson. FASTER PUSSYCAT will be on the road in the USA right through the end of August! Whoa! Check out the tour flyer above to see if FASTER PUSSYCAT will be ROCKING in your stomping grounds! Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone.

For more info: Faster Pussycat

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FASTER PUSSYCAT.

STONE.

On This Day In AUTOGRAPH History – June 2nd… “Turn Up The Radio!”

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on June 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

June 2, 1985AUTOGRAPH‘s debut studio album, Sign In Please, was ranked at #57 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This glorious album of Heavy Metal thunder peaked at #29, on this respective albums chart.

Sign In Please has since been certified Gold and Platinum, by the RIAA. Source: https://www.riaa.com/

June 2, 1987AUTOGRAPH‘s third studio album, Loud And Clear, was ranked at #123 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This very cool album peaked at #108, on this respective albums chart. Whoa!

June 2, 2018AUTOGRAPH performs in Beaumont, California, at the Beaumont Cherry Festival; with Great White also on the bill. Hot damn!

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* For more info on AUTOGRAPH:

facebook: Autograph

http://www.autographband.com/

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Source for album chart positions:

https://www.billboard.com/archive/charts

LONG LIVE AUTOGRAPH.

Rest In Peace, Keni Richards.

Stone.

It Happened Today, In METAL History – June 1st – METALLICA, MEGADETH, IRON MAIDEN And More!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on June 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

June 1, 2012 – The magnificent METALLICA performed at Zeppelinfeld in Nurnberg, Germany for the Rock im Park Festival. METALLICA performed thier amazingly legendary Black Album in its entirety, while on tour in Europe, back in 2012. Whoa!

June 1, 2013 – The mighty MEGADETH performed live in Barcelona, Spain, At Parc del Forum for the Sonisphere Festival. This was one of many stops on MEGADETH’s Super Collider World Tour. Hell and yeah!

On this day in KISSTORY – June 1, 2013KISS kicked off their European MONSTER Tour in front of a massive crowd at Friends Arena Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden! (Source: KISS Online) Dig it.

June 1, 2018 – The super-great IRON MAIDEN performs in Stockholm, SWEDEN, at Tele2 Arena. All hail IRON MAIDEN.

June 1, 2018 – The fearless FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have their newly released studio album, And Justice For None, debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart! Holy shit, that is killer!

June 1, 2018 FFDP perform live in Deadwood, South Dakota at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel & Casino. Lucky Deadwood.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

STONE.

GRUESOME – “Twisted Prayers” Full-Length Out Now And Streaming Via Relapse Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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“While cribbing the raw sound and style of Death circa Leprosy and Scream Bloody Gore seems like a manageable task given the music’s proud primitivism, achieving Schuldiner’s progression as he distanced himself from mere mortals is a formidable leap. But Exhumed mainman Matt Harvey and collaborators including Gus Rios of Malevolent Creation somehow create an album that works as both tribute and original art…” — Decibel

Twisted Prayers, the newest full-length from death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME, is out NOW via Relapse Records.

Stream it in full below or at THIS LOCATION. 

If you missed it, view the band’s NSFW video for “Fatal Illusions” as well as the Jeffrey Sisson-directed video for “Inhumane” and lyric video for “A Waste Of Life” HERE.

GRUESOME recently partnered with Decibel Magazine to share their cover of “Legion Of Doom” by Chuck Schuldiner’s pre-Death project Mantas. The recording was included the June 2018 issue as a special pictured flexi disc. Stream the exclusive track at THIS LOCATION.

GRUESOME – featuring current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, and more – returns with its second full-length, Twisted Prayers. The eight-track offering follows Death’s paradigm shift during the Spiritual Healing era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics. Recorded at New Constellation Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349, Goatwhore, Wolvhammer) who has been instrumental in crafting the band’s sonic homage, Twisted Prayers features GRUESOME doing what they do best across over forty minutes of unholy hymns with lurid melodies and vulgar atmospheres. The band has once again teamed up with the legendary artist Ed Repka (Death, Atheist, Massacre) for the album’s blasphemous cover art in addition to legendary Death guitarist James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament) for a pair of special guest guitar solos. Bow your heads and worship at the altar of GRUESOME!

GRUESOME‘s Twisted Prayers is available on CD, LP, deluxe LP, cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads/streaming services at THIS LOCATION. The deluxe LP edition of the album includes an accompanying flexi disc featuring companion artwork and a cover of Possessed’s “The Exorcist.”

GRUESOME has announced two exclusive shows in Florida with label mates Exhumed before kicking off a European headlining tour this summer. Beginning July 19th, the trek will travel through two dozen cities and includes appearances at Obscene Extreme 2018, Wacken Open Air, Partysan Open Air and more. See all confirmed dates below.

GRUESOME:
7/14/2018 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ Exhumed
7/15/2018 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL w/ Exhumed
7/19/2018 Obscene Extreme 2018 – Trutnov, CZ
7/20/2018 Red & Black – Warzawa, PL
7/21/2018 Hydrozagadk – Chorzow, PL
7/22/2018 Modra Vopice – Prague, CZ
7/23/2018 Free & Easy Festival – Munich, DE
7/24/2018 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
7/25/2018 Metaldays – Tolmin, SL
7/26/2018 Viper Room – Wien, AT
7/27/2018 Master Of The Unicorn – Ernsthausen, DE
7/28/2018 Stonehenge Festival – Steenwijk, NL
7/29/2018 Bastard Club – Osnabruck, DE
7/30/2018 Immerhin – Wurzburg, DE
7/31/2018 Nomansland – Volmerange-les-mines, FR
8/01/2018 7er Club – Mannheim, DE
8/02/2018 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
8/03/2018 Klubb Dissonans – Jonkoping, SE
8/04/2018 The Crypt – Linkoping, SE
8/05/2018 Underwerket – Valby/Copenhagen, DK
8/07/2018 Chemiefabrik – Desden, DE
8/08/2018 Musik und Frieden – Berlin, DE
8/09/2018 Partysan Open Air – Schlotheim, DE
8/10/2018 Das Bett – Frankfurt, DE
8/11/2018 Helvete – Oberhausen, DE
8/12/2018 Alcatraz Open Air – Kortrijk, BE

“…an extreme reminder of what Death accomplished through seven records and a reason to revisit the work of one of the genre’s architects and symbolic teacher.” – Covering The Scene

“…every track on Twisted Prayers features some truly warped and shreddy solos. Harvey and Daniel Gonzalez set the fretboards ablaze on ‘Lethal Legacy,’ ‘A Waste Of Life’ and on the album-closing title track which can only be described as a tapping buffet.” – Ghost Cult

“…the most technical GRUESOME album to date.” – Metal Trenches

Source:

* For more GRUESOME:

http://www.facebook.com/gruesomedeathmetal/
http://www.instagram.com/gruesome_death_metal/
http://www.gruesomedeathmetal.bandcamp.com/
http://www.relapse.com
http://www.facebook.com/RelapseRecord

LONG LIVE GRUESOME.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

 
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