WARBEAST – Texas Metal Titans To Release “Enter The Arena” Full-Length Via Housecore Records This August

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 8, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Vocalist Bruce Corbitt Announces Retirement Following Cancer Diagnosis – Final Farewell Footage Posted + Medical Fundraising Campaign Launched

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Texas metal titans WARBEAST will release their long-waited new full-length, Enter The Arena, this August via Philip H. Anselmo‘s own Housecore Records. Captured at Anselmo’s Nodferatu’s Lair, mixed by Mike Thompson at the Riff Factory and mastered by Lee Russell, Enter The Arena features newest WARBEAST recruits, guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud and stands among the band’s most potent, volatile, and unrepentant powerful offering yet.

“We recorded Enter The Arena exactly a decade after we formed WARBEAST,” notes vocalist Bruce Corbitt. “The nucleus and founding members of this band [guitarist Scott Shelby, drummer Joey Gonzalez, and Corbitt] provided the essential veteran leadership that was vital for us to reach our goal of creating our magnum opus. The three of us also contributed our unique individual styles to guarantee that we still sound like WARBEAST. But with the addition of our two newest members – guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud – who I call the ‘Youngbloods,’ it was like adding a breath-of-fresh-air to our chemistry. We definitely sound like a well-oiled-machine on this album. So get prepared for the upcoming onslaught of pure, fresh, and quintessential Texas thrash!”

Enter The Arena is WARBEAST at its finest in performance, writing and tone quality,” adds Shelby. “I’m confident that it will please any rivethead out there! I believe it’s mine and our best work to date.”

Enter The Arena will see release on August 4th. Preorder bundles are currently available. For CD bundles visit THIS LOCATION. For vinyl bundles go to THIS LOCATION

The release of WARBEAST‘s Enter The Arenafollows Corbitt’s recent and tragic announcement that he’s been diagnosed with esophageal cancer –a treatable though rarely curable disease – facing the likelihood that he will never be able to sing again.

In a recent Facebook message to fans, Corbitt revealed, “After much discussion with the doctors and specialist, they’ve told me there’s no chance within any reasonable time that I’ll ever be able to perform again. So it breaks my heart at this time that I’m forced to announce my retirement from singing. I’m sorry to all of my bandmates for letting them down. I’m devastated with all of this hitting me so fast. I’m still in shock. Thanks for all of the great support all these years,” he continues. “You’re the best fans and I love all of you! We at least have a great WARBEAST album and music video coming soon. I can’t even begin to explain my feelings. You guys have given me the strength I need to even prepare for this fight. Honestly, I was close to losing hope that there was any good to come out of this. Of course, I’m scared for my life, like any normal human being would be. Those moments when I can get on Facebook and scroll through all of your messages, the emotion takes over. I cry, I get stronger, I also realize what all of you mean to me. I do believe in the power prayer and positive vibes. And I have all of you to thank for that.”

Corbitt, who recently began an intensive schedule of radiation treatments, played his final show on Saturday May 27th at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas. View the farewell footage at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, the band’s previously scheduled CD release party will be taking place on Friday, July 14th at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, Texas. Vocals will be handled by Anselmo, Edwin Neal (Texas Chain Saw Massacre), and Wayne Abney of Hammer Witch.

**A special fund to help with the Corbitt family’s escalating medical expenses has been set up. To donate visit THIS LOCATION.

Enter The Arena Track Listing:

  1. Centuries Of Poisoned Soil
  2. Punishment For Gluttony
  3. Orchestration Of Violence
  4. Maze Of The Minotaur
  5. Hitchhiker
  6. Chemicals Consuming
  7. Enter The Arena
  8. The Scalping
  9. Conjuration With The Devil
  10. Ancient Hate

WARBEAST:

7/14/2017 The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX * CD Release Party [info]

With the “retro-thrash” trend in full-swing, and hordes of bands trying to re-create “old school metal,” Texas monsters WARBEAST offer the real thing. Their music is not the result of careful study of ’80s thrash or classic metal; it just comes naturally because that is who they are.

The roots of WARBEAST are firmly entrenched in the legendary ’80s Texas underground metal scene. Vocalist Bruce Corbitt was the voice of speed metal splatter kings Rigor Mortis, who achieved major label success on Capitol Records in 1988. Guitarist Scott Shelby was part of the riff machine behind Gammacide, one of Texas’ most furious thrash exports. Drum tornado Joey Gonzalez now also provides blasts and mayhem for Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals and Superjoint.

The band’s Krush The Enemy debut was released in 2010 on Housecore Records. It featured ten tracks covering a wide range of Metal terrain aimed squarely at the neck-snapping headbanger in the front row. For WARBEAST, “Metal” signifies high-speed riffing, thunderous double bass, roaring vocals, and plenty of blazing guitar solos. By the spring of 2012, WARBEAST hunkered down to record Destroy with legendary Pantera and Down frontman and label founder Philip H. Anselmo behind the board at his own Nodferatu’s Lair. The result was an uncompromising and unbridled thrash assault.

Living up to its moniker, the collection saw the Texas outfit sharpen their claws and bare their teeth even more than before. “I want people to feel like they’ve been hit with a sledgehammer ten times in a row when they hear this,” said Corbitt of the release. “As long as they feel strongly about, we’ve accomplished our mission.” Five years later, it’s time to unleash the sonic battery of Enter The Arena.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info on WARBEAST:

http://www.facebook.com/warbeast1

http://www.thehousecorerecords.com
http://www.thehousecorestore.com
http://www.facebook.com/housecorerecords

LONG LIVE WARBEAST.

STAY STRONG, BRUCE CORBITT. WE LOVE YOU.

Stone.

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1818 Release “Hiraeth” EP On Pavement Entertainment – New Video “Swallow” Streaming Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on June 7, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Modern Rock/Metal quartet 1818 have released the Hiraeth EP on digital format through Pavement Entertainment. Somewhere between a holy vision and an overdose is 1818, a band born on a staple of metal, rock, and ethereal vibes. This heavy crossover Metal/Rock quartet offers the perfect blend of in-your-face aggression and hooky, memorably melodic composition on the EP’s five tracks. A video for EP cut “Swallow” is available below or at this location.

iTunes Purchase: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hiraeth-ep/id1221018979

Track Listing:

Seven
Believe
Swallow
Bastard
Yesterday Calls Me Home

“Seven” Video: https://youtu.be/1E6Ao-QwlN0

“Bastard” video: https://youtu.be/Z9ywPv3XFDA

“Yesterday Calls Me Home” video: https://youtu.be/EUiLqfOPiuw

1818 – BIO:

Somewhere between a holy vision and an overdose is 1818, a South Central Pennsylvania band birthed from Metal, Rock, and ethereal vibes. They’ve played, and fit nicely, with modern cover, grudge, hardcore, extreme, biker, doom, rock, industrial, and punk acts, finding their niche somewhere in the middle of this sonic landscape.

Since establishing in May of 2015 they have shared the stage with national acts Flaw, Sevendust, Trivium, Born of Osris, Upon a Burning Body, Otep, Doll Skin, After the Burial, Tantric, Blameshift, Like a Storm, and more as well as countless local and regional acts and joined the Coldcock Whiskey family through endorsement.

The Hiraeth EP was originally released in September of 2016 and reissued by Pavement on June 2, 2017, and has been in regular rotation on Internet radio, including Extreme Metal Worx, The Jay Stone Show, Twisters Music, Real Radio Chaos and others.

1818 is quickly garnering a following playing PA, MD, WV, and VA venues. Their live shows move and entice you and bring you on a journey though parts of your psyche once thought dead and gone through years of regression therapy.

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Source:

* For more info:

Twitter.com/1818band

www.facebook.com/1818band/

 http://www.pavementmusic.com/

Twitter.com/PAVEMENTCORP

LONG LIVE 1818.

Stone.

GREEN LUNG – Debut Single “Green Man Rising” – A Metal Odyssey Review

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on June 3, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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GREEN LUNG – From the UK emerges a Doom Metal band of seasoned musicians named GREEN LUNG. These dudes have just released their debut single, Green Man Rising, on June 1st. This groovy, doomy, psychedelic (intertwined) with stoner goodness song is available on the bands’ bandcamp site, (see below). Clean vocals and a beefy executed song; even the B side song is worth the price for the doom voyage.

I dig the sound that GREEN LUNG have captured; this band has created respectable chunky riffage and relevant doom atmosphere that also grasps and holds onto some Sabbath-like vibes. Keep on plowing down the doom soaked freeway GREEN LUNG, considering I am eager to hear a whole lot more doom from you. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Side A: Green Man Rising

Side B: Freak On A Peak

GREEN LUNG Bio:

Formed in March 2017, GREEN LUNG play heavy psychedelia that is more attuned to wild woodlands than desert dunes. Made up of current and former members of stoner heavies Oak, occult doom trio Tomb King and instrumental sludge minimalists Deadbox Radio, the London-based four-piece have combined strengths to record an opening salvo that balances gargantuan heaviness with intricate melody.

GREEN LUNG:

Vocals – Tom Killingbeck
Guitar – Scott Masson
Bass – Andrew Cave
Drums – Matt Wiseman

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Album art credits:

Cover design by Mark Ecob (mecob.co.uk)
Cover illustration by Alan Rogerson (baggelboy.wordpress.com)

LONG LIVE GREEN LUNG.

Stone.

Old School Metal Records To Release ANTIDOTE: The Rock Years On June 9th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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The album brings together tracks from the band’s late 80’s/early 90’s foray into Hard Rock

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New York City die-hards ANTIDOTE have teamed with Old School Metal Records to unearth an overlooked era in the band’s storied history.

ANTIDOTE: The Rock Years features 12 remastered tracks from the band’s late 80’s/early 90’s foray into Hard Rock. Old School Metal Records will release the album June 9th on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Part of the first wave of American Hardcore, ANTIDOTE released the iconic Thou Shalt Not Kill in 1983, soon after the band first came together in New York City’s lower east side.

After shutting down as a Hardcore band in 1986, ANTIDOTE reunited as a Hard Rock outfit in 1988. Led by guitar player / principal songwriter Robb Nunzio & vocalist / filmmaker Drew Stone, the band was heavily influenced by Guns & Roses, Judas Priest and similar bands of the era. They soon released the Garrett Uhlenbrock (The Ramones) produced album Return 2 Burn on Metropolis Records.

The band was a mainstay on the circuit in New York City at the time including The Limelight, The Cat Club and L’amour with many of its contemporaries including Circus Of Power and Blitzspeer. ANTIDOTE released Viva Los Pendejos in 1991, but folded again for good a year later.

Following a 16 year hiatus, the band reunited in 2008 and is now enjoying a resurgence playing a combination of both styles. A compilation of the best tracks from multiple recordings from the ‘Rock era’ – including Return 2 Burn, We’re Comin Afta You and Road Warrior – have been compiled and remastered for this compilation release.

“Revisiting these tracks many years later was really great and now that they are remastered they sound better than ever” said Guitarist Nunzio.

“I am excited that the best of this era is finally going to see the light of day” said vocalist Drew Stone. “People in Europe have always requested these tracks and it’s nice that they are finally going to get the star treatment.”

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* For more info:

www.facebook.com/antidotenyhc1983

Old School Metal Records

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF ANTIDOTE.

Stone.

DORO PESCH, The Voice Of WARLOCK, Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Legendary “Triumph And Agony” Full-Length; Special US Tour Dates Featuring Guitarist Tommy Bolan Announced

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Released in 1987, Triumph And Agony is the fourth studio album from German Heavy Metal titans WARLOCK. The record was a mammoth success globally with hit singles and MTV’s Headbangers Ball favorites All We Are and Für immer among other now-pinnacle anthems like East Meets West, Metal Tango, Rule The Ruins, and Touch Of Evil. Triumph And Agony stands among Heavy Metal’s true cult classics.

Gushed Decibel Magazine of the zenith offering, “Triumph And Agony contains one glorious anthem after another for the duration of its (too short) forty-minute run time. ‘All We Are’ is the big fist-pumper, their ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ or ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.’ ‘Three Minute Warning’ absolutely scorches, something Accept would have been proud to write. ‘I Rule The Ruins’ lays waste to everything and THEN rules it. ‘Kiss Of Death’ provides the requisite tragic vampire soliloquy, and ‘Make Time For Love’ provides the requisite drama ballad. ‘East Meets West’ taps some serious spine with its love letter to the Land Of The Rising Sun, while ‘Metal Tango’ may be the only, well, metal tango. And then there’s ‘Touch Of Evil,’ which ends with one of the most astonishing vulgar displays of screeching ever recorded.”

And three decades later, the record has lost none of its charm. In honor of its 30th anniversary, this September, WARLOCK vocalist Doro Pesch will, for the first time ever, perform the fist-raising full-length in its entirety on two European festival dates this Summer and a special run of US live performances. Joined by original Triumph And Agony guitarist Tommy Bolan alongside bassist Nick Douglas, drummer Johnny Dee, guitarist Bas Maas and guitarist/keyboardist Luca Princiotta, Pesch will hit Worcester, New York City, Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

“Triumph And Agony was our breakthrough album in America,” issues Pesch, “and it’s still one of my absolute favorites! I’m so excited to play some of these songs for the first time and I’m so much looking forward to play with Tommy again. I’m sure it’s gonna sound great and we’ll put on a killer show.”

Doro Pesch, The Voice Of WARLOCK:

6/08/2017 Sweden Rock – Norje, SE

7/07/2017 Norway Rock Live – Kvinesdal, NO

9/08/2017 Palladium – Worcester, MA [tickets]

9/10/2017 BB King’s – New York, NY [tickets]

9/12/2017 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI [tickets]

9/14/2017 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL [tickets]

9/16/2017 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more DORO:

http://www.facebook.com/DOROOFFICIAL
http://www.twitter.com/DOROOFFICIAL
http://www.YouTube.com/DOROOFFICIAL

 LONG LIVE DORO.

LONG LIVE WARLOCK.

Stone.

Indianapolis’ SACRED LEATHER Sign To Cruz Del Sur Music

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , on May 28, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Cruz Del Sur Music has inked a recording deal with Indianapolis’ SACRED LEATHER for the release of their debut album Ultimate Force. With influences that are surely evident to any Heavy Metal purist, SACRED LEATHER‘s music seems to emerge directly from the early 80s, mixing elegant and nostalgic Hard Rock/Proto Metal with the most belligerent side of the traditional NWOBHM sound. The recording of Ultimate Force will start in early September for an expected February 2018 release.

SACRED LEATHER was created out of necessity, to summon the spirit of the Heavy Metal forefathers into an age mired in apostasies. Make sure to keep an eye out for the legion of leather! In the meantime, check out the band’s 2016 official video for “Prowling Sinner” here:

SACRED LEATHER:

Wrathchild: vocals

The Devil’s Hellion: guitar

The Highway: guitar

Magnus Legrand: bass

Jailhouse: drums

* For more SACRED LEATHER:

www.facebook.com/leathersacredleather/

sacredleather.bandcamp.com/releases

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE SACRED LEATHER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

W.A.S.P. – “RE-IDOLIZED: The 25th Anniversary of The Crimson Idol” The Previously Unreleased Film & Soundtrack United After 25 Years!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on May 26, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on W.A.S.P. Nation (Official)

Check out the first official trailer for W.A.S.P.‘s upcoming 25th anniversary release “RE-IDOLIZED”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JXa5uGR05s&feature=youtu.be


In 1992 W.A.S.P. released “The Crimson Idol”. It’s the story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, an abused child looking for love. Discovering music years later, he rises to international superstardom. Later followed by a catastrophic fall.

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the original release, which is still considered to be the best album of W.A.S.P.‘s career, and one of the greatest concept albums of all times! “The Crimson Idol” undoubtedly belongs in every metal head’s record collection. The album about the anti-hero Jonathan Steele was originally intended to be accompanied by a movie, with several hundred hours of film that were shot to create approximately 50 minutes of movie footage.

This film has never been released – Until now!

Napalm Records proudly announces “RE-IDOLZED”, the 25th anniversary of the iconic hit album plus the original “The Crimson Idol” movie on DVD and Blu-ray! For the first time EVER as originally intended, released in one product!

“RE-IDOLIZED” will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, CD, and vinyl later this year!

LONG LIVE W.A.S.P.

Special thanks to Scott Coverdale for the Metal research regarding this post.

Stone.

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