YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN – “World On Fire” Tour Begins In May!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on March 5, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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NORTH AMERICA!!!

Following the overwhelmingly positive reception to his latest album, WORLD ON FIRE, critically acclaimed guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen is announcing the supporting WORLD ON FIRE Tour! Yngwie and his ensemble of top-tier musicians will perform pieces from the legendary neo-classical stylings of RISING FORCE (1984) as well as songs from the fierce WORLD ON FIRE, and material from everything in between.

Yngwie Malmsteen last toured the States in 2016 on the GENERATION AXE tour alongside Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi, playing to over 70,000 people over 27 dates.

Now, Yngwie Malmsteen is hitting the road once again, and the WORLD ON FIRE Tour promises to be one of his most explosive yet!

(05.05.17) Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
(05.10.17) New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
(05.11.17) Newton, NJ – Newton Theatre
(05.16.17) Montreal, Canada – Corona Theatre
(05.20.17) Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
(05.21.17) St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
(05.23.17) Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
(05.28.17) San Diego, CA – House of Blues
(06.01.17) Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
(06.02.17) Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
(06.04.17) Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theatre
(06.06.17) Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
(06.09.17) Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
(06.10.17) Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

More dates to be announced soon! Get your tickets today at https://www.yngwiemalmsteen.com/tour/

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Source: Official Yngwie Malmsteen

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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METAL CHURCH – RAT PAK RECORDS Set To Release METAL CHURCH “CLASSIC LIVE”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 4, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release “Classic Live” via Rat Pak Records on April 28, 2017. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof, this special edition release features nine classic Metal Church songs recorded live on their 2016 tour and also includes a special bonus track; a powerful new studio version of “Fake Healer” that features a duet with Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre.

Comments guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof; “This album not only commemorates the reunion between Mike and the band, but it also pays tribute to some of the more popular songs of that era. It’s really cool to see so many old fans and new fans of all ages enjoying these classics as we perform them live, so it only made sense to release this”. Mike Howe adds “It’s an honor to be back and it makes me very happy to see that almost 3 decades later, fans are still enjoying these songs!”

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On the subject of the “Fake Healer” duet with Todd, Mike Howe comments, “The idea came from the owner of our label Rat Pak Records (Joe). It was his idea to record this as a duet with Todd. It’s an amazing version and I think fans will be very surprised at how good it sounds!”

Queensrÿche singer Todd La Torre further comments, “Having been a fan of Metal Church since my early teens, never in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined that the great Mike Howe would re-join the band! Getting the opportunity to record a duet to the track Fake Healer was beyond amazing!”

Comments guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof; “This album not only commemorates the reunion between Mike and the band, but it also pays
Metal Church Classic Live is currently available for pre-order via the Rat Pak Records website in various bundles including vinyl, signed CD’s and t-shirts and can be found at: www.ratpakrecords.com/metal-church

TRACK LISTING:
01. Beyond the Black (Live)
02. Date with Poverty (Live)
03. Gods of a Second Chance (Live)
04. In Mourning (Live)
05. Watch the Children Pray (Live)
06. Start the Fire (Live)
07. No Friend of Mine (Live)
08. Badlands (Live)
09. Human Factor (Live)
10. Fake Healer (Bonus Studio Track) featuring Todd La Torre of Queensrÿche
11. Badlands (2015 Studio Version) *VINYL VERSION ONLY*

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE COOL BUNDLES

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CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

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Source: Rat Pak Records

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL CHURCH.

METAL CHURCH F’N RULES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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SLAYER – Headlining Tour With LAMB OF GOD And BEHEMOTH Begins July 12th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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SLAYER will be headlining around twenty dates this summer. With Special Guests Lamb of God and Behemoth, the tour starts on July 12th in Bemidji, MN and wraps up in Phoenix, AZ on August 20th.

JULY
12 Sanford Center, Bemidji, MN
13 Rock Fest 2017, Cadott, WI (Slayer and Lamb of God on this bill)
15 Rock USA 2017, Ford Festival Park, Oshkosh, WI (Slayer and Lamb of God on this bll)
16 Chicago Open Air Festival, Toyota Park, Chicago, IL (Slayer, Lamb of God and Behemoth on this bill)
18 Express Live!, Columbus, OH
20 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
21 St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, FL
23 Electric Factory Outdoors, Philadelphia, PA
25 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
27 Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
28 Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
30 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

AUGUST
1 Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS
2 1stBank Center, Denver, CO
4 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
5 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
9 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
11 The Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
12 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
14 Encana Events Center, Dawson Creek, BC CANADA
15 SMS Equipment Stadium, Fort McMurray, AB CANADA
17 KettleHouse Amphitheater, Missoula, MT
19 Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
20 Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ

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Source: Facebook Slayer

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE LAMB OF GOD.

LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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JAMMING WITH WATERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS: JAMMING FOR A CAUSE

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

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Vancouver, BC / Miami, FL / Hannover, Germany – March 3, 2017

Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise set sail
February 2-6, 2017, marking the seventh consecutive sellout for 70000TONS OF METAL™. Priding themselves as being an International Heavy Metal Family at Sea, 70000TONS OF METAL™ 2017 sailed with Metalheads from an astounding 74 different countries who enjoyed a luxury Caribbean cruise leaving from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Labadee, Haiti and back.

With 61 acts representing practically every genre of Metal, playing 123
shows across 4 stages, 70000TONS OF METAL™ has been noted as the biggest and best Heavy Metal Cruise, with one of the highlights being Jamming With Waters In International Waters. Hosted by Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR, the official 70000TONS OF METAL™ All Star Jam once again wrote a new chapter in Heavy Metal History when a spectacular lineup of the musicians on board 70000TONS OF METAL™ 2017 teamed up to perform classic Metal Anthems!

Prior to sailing there was a lot of online discussion amongst Sailors about
what they could do to provide aid to those in need in Haiti, which inspired
the crew at 70000TONS OF METAL™ to make their own contribution – they will be auctioning off a very unique Michael Schenker 2004 model Dean Guitar, which was signed by the world-class artists who participated in the jam:

Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE), Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), Jeff Waters / Fabio Alessandrini / Rich Hinks / Aaron Homma (ANNIHILATOR), Charlie Benante / Frank Bello / Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Ben Ash (CARCASS), Mark Osegueda / Will Carroll (DEATH ANGEL), Lisa Cuthbert (DRACONIAN), Jon Gallagher (DYING FETUS), Van Williams (GHOST SHIP, OCTAVIUS), Axel Ritt (GRAVE DIGGER), Bobby Blitz (OVERKILL), Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY), Fabio D’Amore (SERENITY), Rich Ward (STUCK MOJO), Alex Skolnick / Steve DiGiorgio / Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT), Thomas Vikström / Linnéa Vikström (THERION), Russ Bergquist (TOUCH THE SUN), and Steven Wussow / Philip Restemeier (XANDRIA).

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All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the people of Haiti via Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a nongovernmental, nonsectarian, and not-for- profit humanitarian aid organization with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies by delivering medicines and medical supplies to people in all 50 U.S. states and in 80 countries. Since 2010, Direct Relief has provided over $204 million in critically needed medical aid to over 200 healthcare facilities and
organizations caring for Haiti’s most vulnerable communities. For more
information about Direct Relief please visit www.directrelief.org.

The 70000TONS OF METAL™ Dean Guitar Auction for Haiti will begin March 5, 2017 at 2PM Eastern time, running until March 12 at 3PM Eastern time – From Europe this is 20:00 CET, or 19:00 GMT.

For more information and to submit your bid, please visit this location:
http://70000tons.com/lists/lt.php?id=Z0sFB00FCgJLAwpQB10

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

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DEAD EARTH POLITICS – Return With “The Mobius Hammersmith”

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

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Dead Earth Politics has inked a deal with Pavement Music for the March 3rd release of The Mobius Hammersmith.

The final chapter in a trilogy that began with 2014’s Queen of Steel, the album shows the mark of a band ready to shatter the industry’s glass ceiling. The band recently teamed with Brave Words to launch the music video for Runescarred.  That video is now playing HERE or below:

On March 23, Dead Earth Politics will embark on a U.S. tour in support of The Mobius Hammersmith. Dates are as follows:

TOUR DATES:
3/23/2017 Texas Mist Austin, TX
3/24/2017 Center Stage Lake Charles, LA
3/25/2017 Revolution Cafe & Bar Bryan, TX
3/27/2017 J&Js Topeka, KS
3/28/2017 Top Fuel Station Braidwood, IL
3/29/2017 5th Quarter Indianapolis, IN
3/30/2017 Liars Club Chicago, IL
3/31/2017 New Dodge Lounge Hamtramck, MI
4/2/2017 Black Forge Pittsburgh, PA
4/3/2017 Lucky 13 Brooklyn, NY
4/4/2017 The Fire Philadelphia, PA
4/5/2017 O’Brians Boston, MA
4/6/2017 33 Golden Street New Haven, CT
4/7/2017 Guido’s Speakeasy Frederick, MD
4/8/2017 Test Pattern Winston-Salem, NC
4/11/2017 New Brooklyn Tavern Columibia, SC
4/12/2017 Oglethorpe Lounge Albany, GA
4/13/2017 The Firehouse Birmingham, AL
4/14/2017 Head on the Door Montgomery, AL
4/15/2017 Twist of Lime Metairie, LA
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Voted Best Metal Band for four years running (Austin Music Awards, 2012-2016), Dead Earth Politics continues to prove their longevity and power. Now charging forward with their latest release, “The Mobius Hammersmith”, the band’s relentless work ethic is clearly leading to their much deserved recognition and success.

Forged from the soul of the Austin Metal scene, Dead Earth Politics is a blade that cuts like no other. Said to easily on any bill ranging from Iron Maiden to Black Sabbath to Lamb of God, they are the band that truly unites sub-genres.

Having marked their tenth year, they continue to relentlessly scribe stellar music – and the sky remains the target. With passion coursing through their veins and dedication in their hearts, Dead Earth Politics strives for perfection in their craft.

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* More Info:

deadearthpolitics.com

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Source: ClawHammer PR

MetalOdyssey

DEAD EARTH POLITICS KICKS METAL ASS.

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MIDNITE HELLION – Announce Show Dates / New Album In The Works

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

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U.S. Traditional Metal Force MIDNITE HELLION have announced a batch of upcoming show dates starting this month. Dates and venues are listed below.

March 10 – Bar XIII, Wilmington, DE
March 11 – Norfolk Taphouse, Norfolk, VA
March 18 – Hot Shots Bar & Grill, Westville, NJ
April 28 – Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

May 5 – Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ with Yngwie Malmsteen
June 23 – Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ with Dark Sky Choir (record release show – featuring a member of Wizards of Winter)

MIDNITE HELLION is preparing for a tentative spring release of their new album Condemned to Hell. Following the release of 2014’s Hour of the Wolf 7″ single, the new album will be available on CD and vinyl formats through Germany’s Witches Brew. Stay tuned!

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http://www.midnitehellion.com

 https://www.facebook.com/midnitehellion

https://twitter.com/MIDNITEHELLION

Midnite Hellion Youtube

http://www.witchesbrewthrashes.eu/

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Source: ClawHammer PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MIDNITE HELLION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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SINNER “Tequila Suicide” (Official Music Video) Is: Metal Odyssey’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 1, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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SINNER is back with a riff-tastic new music video: Tequila Suicide. Crank ‘er up below and be grateful I told you to. This title song is featured on the forthcoming studio album from SINNER: Tequila Suicide. Mat Sinner (Primal Fear) has his band kicking Heavy Rock ass once again and I couldn’t expect anything less from him! Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

Sinner will release new album Tequila Suicide on March 31st on AFM Records!

Mat Sinner – Bass & Vocals, Tom Naumann – Guitars
Alexander Scholpp – Guitars, Francesco Jovino – Drums

Backing Vocals by Ricky Warwick, Pete Lincoln & Sascha Krebs
Produced by Mat Sinner, Co-produced & mixed by Dennis Ward
written by Mat Sinner & Tom Naumann
AFM Records, UBIKMEDIA

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SINNER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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