Witherfall Headlining Hyperspace Metal Festival Next April For Their First Ever Canadian Date!

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

We are beyond excited about this one guys! April 16th, 2021 we will be headlining Hyperspace Metal Festival III in Vancouver. It’s Canada’s premier melodic & power metal festival!

This will be our first ever Canadian date and we are thrilled to be premiering in a new country alongside so many amazing bands!

Be sure you’re going to witness the spectacle firsthand by grabbing tickets here: https://witherfall.com/tours-and-events

We will be breaking out a few surprises and once more unveiling our brand of dark melodic metal on the live stage. It feels so good to start to have tour dates coming up where we can share our music with you. April 16th is going to be a special one any way you slice it!

See you in Vancouver!

Witherfall

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

BARONESS Asks Fans To Vote For Their Setlist As Eagerly Awaited Tour Announcement Arrives

Posted in Heavy Metal on October 3, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

“YOUR BARONESS – AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH BARONESS” BEGINS NOV. 6

Baroness make a welcome return to the road this Fall, bringing their uplifting, dynamic and much needed version of heavy music to smaller stages from coast-to-coast.

As part of the celebratory nature of the special five-week trek, the band is giving fans the power to create the setlist. “Your Baroness – An Intimate Evening with Baroness,” ticket buyers will be provided with a link to cast their vote for the ten songs they want to hear at the show. Baroness’ entire catalog will be fair game with no song off limits. Voting will close one week prior to each performance.

“I cannot remember any moment in the history of this band where we’ve been more excited to tour than we are today,” explains Baroness vocalist/guitarist John Baizley. “In many ways, this upcoming tour feels similar the very first Baroness tour in 2003: we don’t know what to expect, we’re through sitting on the sidelines, and we can’t wait to climb onstage. During the past two years we’ve tried to keep ourselves as busy as possible: writing, recording and rehearsing insofar as the pandemic would allow. Throughout that time, one fact has become increasingly clear… we are built as a live/touring band. The most powerful and important aspects of music reveal themselves only through shared experience. Baroness’ music is designed to be shared; our audience has always been the final and most important member of the band. Quite simply, it doesn’t feel right without YOU! We’ve started counting down the hours in anticipation of that first blissful moment when the lights dim and the room falls silent, when we can once again commune with our audience. We’ve missed you all dearly and we’re really excited to see the setlists you all design for us. There’s never been a better time to put the trust and control of our music in your capable hands. Electric or acoustic, sung or screamed, from the EPs to the LPs: we’re busy preparing for everything from those 6 or 7 hours of recorded music. Furthermore, we thought the pandemic had stolen from us the opportunity to play Gold & Grey in front of American audiences and we look forward to playing those songs for you as well. Finally, we’re really thrilled to have the opportunity to play up close and personal in some venues we haven’t typically played in recent years. It feels so good to share all of this news with you, we’ve missed this more than we can possibly explain. We hope to see you all soon!”

Photo courtesy of Baroness.

In addition to picking the band’s setlist, every attendee will also receive a free, limited-edition “Your Baroness” tour poster print, to be picked up at the merch booth the night of the show.

“Your Baroness – An Intimate Evening with Baroness” dates:

November 6 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

November 7 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall

November 9 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups

November 10 Indianapolis, IN The Black Circle

November 12 Minneapolis, MN Barfly @ Skyway Theatre

November 14 Fargo, ND The Hall @ Fargo Brewing

November 17 Spokane, WA Lucky You

November 19 Seattle, WA Funhouse

November 21 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

November 23 Boise, ID Olympic

November 24 Salt Lake City, UT State Room

November 26 Denver, CO Globe Hall

November 29 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck

November 30 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway

December 1 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge

December 3 Detroit, MI El Club

December 4 Cleveland, OH Mahalls

December 5 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place

December 7 Brooklyn, NY St Vitus

December 10 Boston, MA Middle East Upstairs

December 11 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie

December 12 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie

Tickets went on-sale this past Friday, Oct. 1, at 10 am local time. COVID-19 protocols will vary by venue and municipality and all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or have the option to provide a negative PCR test within 24 hours of the event (where allowed). All concertgoers will be required to wear masks.

LONG LIVE BARONESS.

LUTHARO – RELEASE “HOPELESS ABANDONMENT” VIDEO  

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on October 3, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Canadian thrashers LUTHARO have finally released their new video “Hopeless Abandonment”. The song is taken from their upcoming album Hiraeth.

Vocalist Krista Shipperbottom comments: Hopeless Abandonment has finally been released world wide and it comes with a strong meaning! This song wants you to remember that you were put on this earth with purpose and you have a destiny to fulfill!”

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV9vI9PJVd4

Pre-order Hiraeth: https://lutharo.bigcartel.com

Lutharo:

Krista Shipperbottom – Vocals
Victor Bucur – Guitars, backing vocals
John Raposo – Guitars
Chris Pacey – Bass
Duval Gabraiel – Drums

Socials: 

Website: https://www.lutharo.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LutharoOfficial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lutharoband

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE LUTHARO.

VINCE NEIL And STEPHEN PEARCY 2 LEGENDS | ONE NIGHT

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , on October 2, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

These 2 Sunset Strip Legends together for One Night Only at The Quechan Casino Resort in Winterhaven California.  A night of THE hard rock that created the 80’s Sunset Strip scene. Hit after hit with Motley Crue and RATT songs sung by the Legends who wrote and performed them from the very beginning!

Bringing the 80’s SUNSET STRIP scene to your town.

Guns Blazing & Guitars Squealing!

Winterhaven, CALIFORNIA

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Stephen Pearcy’s solo band is bringing fans all of the RATT hits plus several hits from SMASH & VIEW TO A THRILL, to include ARCADE’s “Nothing to Lose”.

Buy tix at link below:

https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7773969/vince-neil-stephen-pearcy-winterhaven-pipa-event-center

LONG LIVE STEPHEN PEARCY And VINCE NEIL.

SCORPIONS – Announce New Studio Album And 2022 World Tour!

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

From Scorpions twitter timeline:
Are you a Rock Believer? Scorpions announce new studio album “Rock Believer” + World Tour 2022.

Scorpions Rock Zone fan community members have exclusive first access to tickets + VIP packages 10a CEST tomorrow 30 Sep at the scorpionscommunity.com.

Tickets go on-sale Fri. 1 October.

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

Metal Merch – Motörhead Vintage 1980’s Pins

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

I bought these Motörhead pins sometime back in the early to mid 80’s, at a store called Wasteland in Torrington Connecticut. I was serving time in high school then. Wasteland was filled with all kinds of Rock and Metal merch; plus lots of smoking and toking supplies too. This store was in walking distance to my parents house and near the Y.M.C.A., thus I made countless trips there. I would go to that Y.M.C.A. for pick up basketball games and to lift weights; it kinda kept me out of trouble. I’m laughing as I wrote that.

I didn’t always buy at each visit; just looking around the place and smelling the burning incense was a treat for me. Wasteland was an escape from the crap a teenager had to deal with, back then. It’s amazing what memories these little Motörhead pins rekindle.

I remember buying black light bulbs, black light posters, band t-shirts, pipes, lots of pins, band stickers and patches and rolling papers there. Funny how I never bought a bong or lava lamp there for they had plenty for sale. Those really were easier times. It’s fun to reflect on it all. I just wish I kept some of those band t-shirts for they’re worth lots of money now. Then again, I really wore out those shirts.

I’ve sold and traded away hundreds of Rock and Metal pins over the years; so I’m very happy I have these Motörhead pins today. When I saw Motörhead years ago they opened for Slayer. Overkill was the other opening band. Metal be thy name! Thanks for reading and stay safe out there. – Stone

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF MOTÖRHEAD.

ANTIQVA – Release New Video For “Anadem Gyre” 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 26, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

“Anadem Gyre” is the brand-new ethereal single from ANTIQVA (pronounced as; antiqua). The chamber black metal project was founded by Xenoyr (NE OBLIVISCARIS) and Lindsay Schoolcraft while on tour in Europe in the Autumn of 2015.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/inVvBxv2POk

“We’re pleased to reveal our debut music video, “Anadem Gyre”, a song released only in vinyl format in 2020 as a bonus track to our “Funeral Crown” single. “Anadem Gyre” is a more emphasised dark folk element from within our sound, a portion of this infused into our chamber black metal backbone is what to expect on our debut album. With all our tracks we utilise the Romanian tongue and so we thought it fitting that we pay respect to the country, one so rich in spirit, character, and folklore. We hope you enjoy this visual experience.”

Featuring an experienced ensemble of past, present, and live musicians from well-established bands; NE OBLIVISCARIS, NEGATOR, KARKAOS/BLACKGUARD, BLACK CROWN INITIATE, SUSPERIA/ABYSSIC, and THE OCEAN.

ANTIQVA is:
Xenoyr – harsh vocals, lyrics, artistic vision
Lindsay Schoolcraft – ethereal vocals, piano, main classical composer
Fabian Schaper – guitars and main composer
Justine Ethier – drums, percussion, main composer
Memnock – bass, contrabass
Dalai Cellai – Cello

Track Details:
Lyrics by Xenoyr 
Violin and viola performed by David “Dagda” Sanchez 
Romanian voices performed by Ady Cernea 
Guitars recorded at: Doubletrack Studios – Germany 
Lindsay’s vocals recorded at: Monolithic Productions (Tyler Williams) – Canada 
Percussion recorded at: Silver Wing Studios (Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc) – Canada 
Xen’s vocals recorded by: Troy McCosker (Audio Ninja) – Australia 
Cello recorded at: Bandito 36 Studio (Damian Murdoch) – Germany 
Andy’s vocals recorded at: Sonic Pariah Studio (Garrin Beaudoin) – USA 
Bass and contrabass recorded at: Darkwoods Studio – Norway 
 
Mixed by Carson Slovak at Atrium Audio, USA 
Mastered by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios, Germany 
Artwork, logo, and design by Xenoyr

Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/antiqvaofficial
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antiqva/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/antiqvaofficial
Website: https://www.antiqvaofficial.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE ANTIQVA.

HAIDUK Releases New Album ‘Diabolica’

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 25, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Diabolica is the fourth full length album from solo project HAIDUK. Fusing punishing melodic black metal and high speed death-thrash, HAIDUK is the demonic brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Luka Milojica.

In Luka’s own words, Diabolica is: “Pure evil, speed and darkness!”

With lightning-fast songs HAIDUK returns to the hyper-speed riffing approach, following 2018’s more hypnotic sounding album Exomancer. Thematically, the new album is a continuation of the lore explored in the previous releases, with new short stories, maps, and a timeline included in the CD booklet.

Purchase: https://haiduk.bandcamp.com/album/diabolica

HAIDUK is:
Luka Milojica – all instruments (guitars, vocals, drum programming), mixing & mastering, artwork.

Album Track List: 
1. Corpse Crown 2:00
2. Swarm 2:27
3. Upheaval 2:28
4. Encirclement 2:26
5. Wraithavoc 2:29
6. Cyclone 2:56
7. Ballista 2:33
8. Abyss Mage 3:06
9. Morph 2:43
10. Infernal 2:50
11. Sea of Fire 5:12

Discography:
2010 – Plagueswept (demo) 
2012 – Spellbook (full-length)
2015 – Demonicon (full-length)
2018 – Exomancer (full-length)
2021 – Diabolica (full-length)

Links:
www.haiduk.ca
haiduk.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/haidukmetal
www.youtube.com/haidukplague

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE HAIDUK.

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT – WINS “ARTIST OF THE YEAR” AT THE OMA’S 

Posted in Heavy Metal on September 24, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Singer/Songwriter LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT has won the prestigious OMA (Oshawa Music Award) for “Artist or Band of the Year”. She won the award in honor of her critically acclaimed 2020 release Worlds Away. 

Per the OMA website, “The Best Artist or Band of the Year award is presented to an artist or band, born and or residing in the Durham Region, in any genre, that has achieved substantial recognition and success within the eligibility period. The artist or band has positively contributed to the Durham Region’s music community at large and helped to put the Durham Region on the map.”

LINDSAY commented “I could not have become the artist that I did and done what I’ve done with my career if it was not for all that Oshawa has offered”.

Watch the award ceremony here:  https://youtu.be/YKTqxzQxHYI?t=4977

Listen to World’s Awayhttps://schoolcraftmusic.bandcamp.com/album/worlds-away

https://schoolcraftshop.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT.

WITHERFALL – Tour With Evergrey Is Cancelled

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 23, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Hey,

Just popping in to tell you guys our Evergrey tour that we were so stoked about just got cancelled.

We were so excited to see all of you – but ultimately this is just another struggle we have to overcome.

Ticket refunds are available at the point of sale.

We will be announcing our own dates soon. You can be the first to find out about them by following us on Facebook or Instagram as well as by staying on this list.

In the meantime – we printed a ton of merch for this that we’re currently stuck with. It cost us a ton of money and we need to start selling it.

Check out the full line of Curse Of Autumn merch that we printed here:

https://witherfall.com/merch

We apologize once again to anyone inconvenienced by this. It seriously sucks.

Witherfall

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

LONG LIVE EVERGREY.

Spain’s THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES Releasing ‘Foundation’ EP October 22nd On Lacerated Enemy 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Madrid (SP) – Spanish Death Metal horde THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES will release Foundation this October 22 on Lacerated Enemy Records. The EP’s first single, “A Humanless War,” is available now at youtu.be/BMFDeoTly08.

Visit this location for single availability on other digital platforms.

On the Foundation EP, THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES play dissonant blackened technical death metal in the vein of Obscura, Der Weg einer Freiheit and Abhorrent.

Comments Lacerated Enemy: “We are very pleased to announce that THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES has joined Lacerated Enemy family. Hailing from Madrid, Spain, THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES formed in 2006 creating their brand of technical Brutal Death Metal. After releasing two successful albums, Heliopause Fleets (2012) and The Black Legend (2015), the band established a strong fan base in Europe and received great reviews for both.”

While supporting numerous well known acts since the creation of the band, THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES was ready to enter the studio again to record another masterpiece of blackened technical death metal. The record brings its influences from progressive and technical songwriting, while still accompanied by a blackened atmospheric quality that keeps the listener intrigued about what will come next.

Line-up:
Johny – Drums, Dario – Guitar, Fran- Guitar, Cosmea – Bass, Turri – Vocals


Pre-order:

laceratedenemy.bigcartel.com/artist/thirteen-bled-promises 

laceratedenemyrecords.

bandcamp.com/album/thirteen-bled-promises-foundation

Track Listing:
1. A Dead Fucking Alien And Now I Am Fucking Immortal, 2. Hell Froze, 3. Intergorelactic, 4. A Humanless War

facebook.com/thirteenbp

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE THIRTEEN BLED PROMISES.

New York City’s TOWER To Release ‘Shock To The System’ In November 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

New York (NY) – In November, NYC true metallers TOWER will release their sophomore studio album, Shock To The System, via Cruz Del Sur Music. The album was recorded in May and June at Artifact studio in Ridgewood, New York, with Sasha Stroud serving as co-producer and engineer. The album’s cover was created by Morgan Jesse Lappin. 

According to vocalist Sarabeth Linden, half of the music and lyrics for Shock To The System were written during the recent lockdown attributed to the global pandemic. The result is TOWER’s most complete outing to date — a veritable metal call-to-arms that combines the band’s energetic brand of NWOBHM and classic rock into ten anthemic cuts. 

“We stayed centered around our established style but took it to new levels in some places,” says Linden. “The heavy parts are heavier than before, the fast parts are faster, the slow parts are slower, and one song is around seven minutes, which we’ve never come close to previously. Musically, there are a lot of firsts on this record.” 

TOWER (who are completed by the guitar tandem of James Danzo and Zak Penley and drummer James Jones) only has one previous full-length studio album to their credit, 2016’s self-titled outing. While their 2019 Tomorrow & Yesterday EP featured four songs of rocked-up metal, Shock To The System takes TOWER’s sound to the next level.  

“The first album is already five years old!” exclaims Linden. “It seems so long ago now. The songs that are still in the live set, like ‘Flames’, ‘Raceway Rock’ and ‘Elegy’ are still very much in the vein of the new material. The EP was a bit more simple and aggressive, and those elements are on the album, too, but manifest in a different way. In general, we have grown a lot as a band and as individuals. We’ve matured, and it’s reflected in the music.”

TOWER recently celebrated its return to the stage in July. With Shock To The System in the can, the band plans on preparing for future live dates — and a new bassist. “We’re in the process of revamping the lineup for tour, as Jeff Filmer stepped aside to give his full attention to his bands SHADOWLAND and HUSTLER,” closes Linden. “We’ll be ready to hit the road by year’s end. See you soon! Be prepared!”

Track Listing:
1. Blood Moon, 2. Prince of Darkness, 3. Metatron, 4. Running Out of Time, 5. Lay Down the Law, 6. Hired Gun, 7. The Black Rose, 8. On the Line, 9. In Dreams, 10. Powder Keg

Line-up:
Sarabeth Linden – Vocals
James Danzo – Guitar
Zak Penley – Guitar
James Jones – Drums
*Bass on the album recorded by Jeff Filmer.

towernyc.bandcamp.com/releases

facebook.com/TOWERnyc
cruzdelsurmusic.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE TOWER.

JOAN AVANT Announces New Album  

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , on September 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Dies Irae is the new enchanting, gothic offering from JOAN AVANT. Based out of Dallas, Texas, JOAN transcends genre boundaries writing classically inspired music with an experimental, heavy edge. Following her 2019 debut Drown Ophelia, the new release is louder, nastier, and darker.

JOAN comments:

“This album really melds a world of fantasy Victoriana with symphonic hard rock. I can’t wait to share it.”  

JOAN’s musical venture began in childhood with classical training. Having become frustrated by the limitations of classical music and drawn to the artistic freedom of rock and metal music, she fused the two elements into her self-titled rock act.

Dies Irae will release on the 10th of December 2021 via Red Masque Records.

Track List:

  1. Cirque Fernando
  2. Better Broken
  3. Courtesan
  4. Mr. Chandler
  5. Party for Dolores
  6. Dies Irae
  7. Marionetta
  8. All the Voices
  9. Keys to the Castle
  10. End of the Opera

Links:
https://www.joanavant.com

https://www.redmasquerecords.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE JOAN AVANT.

W.E.B. – Greek Symphonic Extreme Metal Act To Release ‘Colosseum’ Full-Length November 19th Via Metal Blade Records; New Video Now Playing + Preorders Available 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Georgina Staikou)

Athens-based metal outfit W.E.B. will release their Colosseum full-length on November 19th via Metal Blade Records today; unveiling the record’s artwork, track listing, first single, and preorders.

Forged in 2002 out of a “necessity to scream, blast, and create emotions and get on stage to exchange them with an audience,” Greece’s W.E.B. have steadily forged a path to becoming one of the premier European symphonic extreme metal bands expressing darkness and death through adrenaline and poetry. An output that’s both candid and theatrical, W.E.B. is here to move you, provoke you, and invite you on a journey through ravendark and starless nights. With four albums already under their collective belt, 2021’s fifth full-length, Colosseum, is inarguably the band’s greatest and most direct work to date.

“We wanted this album to be as straightforward as we could make it. We wanted it to be aggressive and to the point, and at the same time we have pushed literally everything, higher, faster, louder, harder. It is our most metal album,” states guitarist/vocalist Sakis Prekas. Combining the brutal with the catchy and drenching it in orchestrations that only serve to expand its epic scale, Colosseum is a thrilling, gripping listen with each of its nine tracks playing an important part in the album as a whole, making it clear that W.E.B. stands toe-to-toe with anyone in their genre.

With Colosseum, the band welcomes two new members: drummer Nikitas Mandolas, who joined following the recording of 2017’s Tartarus and whose playing is perfectly suited to the music W.E.B. make, and bassist/vocalist Hel Pyre. “Apart from the great lyrics and the perfect bass performance, she offered her brutal and clean vocals on many parts of the album, leaving her own mark of fire. This is a completely new element for W.E.B. that really gave a unique character to the material.”

With the lineup solidified, writing commenced in early 2019, sending ideas back and forth to one another, subsequently honing each song over many pre-production sessions. “With no references, when we make music, our only thoughts are that we want to make it sound as awesome as we can,” states Sakis. The dramatic orchestrations are of course a large part of that, with Christos Antoniou of Septicflesh handling this aspect of the sound as he has on previous W.E.B. releases. “Metal is the most revolutionary music genre ever to exist; adding to it symphonic orchestra makes the experience even more epic and emotional in a massive way. We want our music to inspire the senses, thus we aspire to make it intense from our perspective.”

Stream W.E.B.’s first single “Dominus Maleficarum” at THIS LOCATION.

W.E.B.’s Colosseum will be available on CD, fruit punch-colored LP, and digital formats. Find preordering options HERE.

In titling the record ColosseumW.E.B. draw comparisons with the past and present, in typically brutal style. “The Colosseum was the famous gigantic arena in Rome to give the people ‘food and spectacle,’ whereas what it truly did was to quench the mob’s thirst for blood and violence and keep their minds away from thinking; kind of an ancient TV-brainwash machine,” notes Sakis. “People nowadays seem to be thirsty for blood more than ever. They seek violence in almost everything. You can see it in social media, in the streets – even a simple fight between kids in a schoolyard attracts the other kids, not to separate but to watch. Humans miss the Colosseum and what it gave to their violent nature, even though they will never admit it. The title Colosseum is the irony of giving them what they secretly desire. Maybe then they will start to understand what they see in their mirror and hopefully it will bother them.”

Colosseum was recorded, mixed, and mastered in Sound Abuse Production Studio in Athens by Psychon and produced by Sakis Prekas. While Sakis admits it was the most difficult record they’ve ever made, it was also the smoothest of all recording sessions, largely due to being so prepared. “It also had to do a lot with the chemistry between us and the way Psychon works with us: keeping the recordings on a strict schedule, and at the same time making us always feel comfortable to express ourselves.”

Still, there were obstacles to overcome when it came to orchestrations and arrangements. “When you enter the rabbit-hole of symphonic orchestra and synths, you are in a chaos of sounds, and new ideas are always born through this. We had to spend hours on sound design and decisions like never before, yet the outcome speaks for itself.”

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http://www.facebook.com/webdarkness

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE W.E.B.

KINGS AND LIARS – Sign with Salt Of The Earth Records 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 21, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of Connecticut based hard rock juggernaut, KINGS AND LIARS.

Comprised of brothers, Charlie (vocals/guitars) and Nick Bellmore (drums/vocals) as well as Christopher Tayler Beaudette (vocals/bass) This album sees a more streamlined band returning to the spotlight as a three piece, hell bent on delivering some heavy as all hell, well crafted, catchy songs.

The members of KINGS AND LIARS share international notoriety as members of some severely ass kicking bands… Kingdom Of Sorrow, The Dee Snider Band, Jasta, Entierro, and Toxic Holocaust to name a few. 

KINGS AND LIARS drummer, Nick, is an uber producer who has been at the helm of many many kick ass releases. When great artists want to up the heavy, they call these guys.

“When we started KINGS and LIARS we had a few goals – write serious riffs, have amazing choruses, focus on great harmonies, and be able to do it all live,” said KINGS AND LIARS bassist/vocalist Christopher Taylor Beaudette. “With this album we have definitely reached our goals sound wise, and we really can’t wait to bring this album on the road, and bring our performances to new levels.”

Guitarist/vocalist Charlie Bellmore comments on singing with Salt Of The Earth Records: “It feels like We’ve found a kindred spirit in Salt Of The Earth Records. And we have absolute trust that our new friends at the label will be the hardest workers in the room. They are going to bust ass to get our music into the ears and hands of heavy riff lovers everywhere. That’s what KINGS AND LIARS is all about. We want to get our music to everyone who has ever wanted to hear it.”

Salt Of The Earth Records founder Scott Harrington had this to say about his newest acquisition, “To say I am amped about having KINGS AND LIARS on Salt Of The Earth Records is an enormous understatement. When I heard these songs I damn near dropped. Seriously, Charlie writes epic riffs, and this band floors me. Just wait till you hear this!”

KINGS AND LIARS will release their first album on Salt Of The Earth Records this winter. In July, the band released a single titled “We Are Alive.” Stream the song at this location.

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE KINGS AND LIARS.

HAND OF KALLIACH – RELEASE NEW SONG/ANNOUNCE PRE-ORDERS 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 20, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Celtic metal duo HAND OF KALLIACH have released their track “Beneath Starlit Waters” on Bandcamp. The song is from their upcoming release Samhainn which will be released on October 22 2021. You can download the track when you purchase the CD or digital pre-order of the album.

The band commented about the release “We’re both extremely excited to be releasing our debut full-length, Samhainn. Named after the ancient Celtic festival of winter (pronounced ‘Sah-win’), this album represents a huge gear change in our writing and production from our initial work, bringing a darker and more aggressive energy to our hybrid sound of melodeath and folk metal.”

Listen: https://handofkalliach.bandcamp.com/album/samhainn

John Fraser – vocals, guitars and drums
Sophie Fraser – vocals and bass

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/HandOfKalliach

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE HAND OF KALLIACH.

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE – To Release ‘Until The Darkness Goes’ This November 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags on September 19, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Indianapolis (IN) – Doom titans APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE will release their fifth studio album, Until The Darkness Goes, this November via Cruz Del Sur Music.

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE — featuring vocalist/guitarist Chuck Brown, guitarist/vocalist Steve Janiak, bassist Mike Naish and drummer Corey Webb — initially planned to record the album in late 2020, but health and safety concerns over the global pandemic pushed the start date to May 17 of this year. Once again, the band hunkered down in Russian Recording in Bloomington, Indiana, with long-time producer/engineer Mike Bridavsky at the helm.

According to Naish, the goal heading into the creation of Until The Darkness Goes was to write shorter, more compact songs, with an onus on their quality and emotional impact on the listener. “This album is short even by our standards,” he says. “The emotion of the lyrics coupled with slower tempos suggest a sudden and painful personal loss, a mood that evolved over the album’s creation. It is probably more about refining what we do best as a band — and individuals — to convey an idea as opposed to continuing a theme. In short, it’s a more polished version of everything we all loved about our previous records.”

The pandemic directly impacted APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE — one of its members lost both parents, casting a pall over its creation. The band took advantage of shifting recording dates to refine the album, resulting in what is unquestionably their darkest and most heartfelt LP to date.

“The pandemic was ever-present as the songwriting process evolved,” says Naish. “Thus, more of our personal experiences became infused in our playing and songwriting, specifically around vocal harmonies. To play music together was cathartic for us, but it was also challenging to stay safe during a pandemic. We were fortunate to have support from our label, Cruz Del Sur, to record when we felt comfortable. So, that’s what we did.”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE recently resumed live activity, including two opening slots on the abbreviated THE OBSESSED and THE SKULL American tour. While the band enjoyed hitting the stage once again, they couldn’t help but worry things could come to a halt at any time.

“There always seemed to be some impending sense of doom (pun intended?) that nothing has any sense of permanence,” finishes Naish. “We are generously supported when we tour, and, for that, we are grateful. We owe it to ourselves and each other to pull our weight to bring this pandemic to an end. We want to tour in support of this release when conditions are favorable for both performers and fans. Unfortunately, we cannot predict when that will be. Working musicians are struggling right now to make ends meet, and we feel uncomfortable putting anyone at risk in these trying times. We’ll see you all as soon as we can do it safely.”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE:

Chuck Brown – Vocals/Guitars
Steve Janiak – Guitars/Vocals
Mike Naish – Bass
Corey Webb – Drums

Cover artwork – original oil on canvas by WÆK.

Source: ClawHammer PR

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LONG LIVE APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE.

DEATHCAVE – Seattle Doom/Sludge Trio Announces December Tour With Heiress And More! 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Kelly-O)

Seattle-based doom/sludge trio DEATHCAVE will return to the stage this Winter for a two-week run of live dates beginning December 2nd in Seattle, Washington and concluding December 15th in Sacramento, California. Support will be provided by labelmates Heiress as well as Worship, Duhkha and Ugly on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.

Named after the Apache Death Cave in Arizona, DEATHCAVE was forged in 2018 and hit the ground running as its three members — Freiburger (Throne Of Bone, Brain Scraper), Benny Koslosky (Swampyheavy), and Tony Muñoz (Razorhoof, Worship) — are longtime veterans of the underground touring circuit.  

The band released their critically lauded Smoking Mountain full-length last year. A devouring fusion of thrash, psychedelic, stoner, and doom elements with lyrics based on personal stories reinterpreted in the realm of mythological tales, DEATHCAVE’s Smoking Mountain revolves around the concept of inevitable death and decay of not only humans, but nature as well.  

Smoking Mountain was recorded by Ben Verellen (Harkonen, Helms Alee) at The Unknown in Anacortes, Washington, mixed by Verellen at Verellen Amplifiers and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, Full Of Hell, Gatecreeper, High Command) at Audioseige. The thundering five-track offering, which includes guest vocals by Andrea Vidal (Holy Grove), Dave Verellen (Botch, Narrows), and Neil McAdams (Black Breath), as well as a track dedicated to late Black Breath bassist Elijah Nelson, and is available digitally and on limited edition vinyl. 

Stream Smoking Mountain via the DEATHCAVE Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.

DEATHCAVE is putting the finishing touches on their followup to Smoking Mountain with details to be unveiled in the weeks to come.

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DEATHCAVE.

THE DEAD DAISIES – ‘Like No Other’ USA Tour Update

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

FOR OUR USA FOLLOWERS

We’ve been out on the road on our US dates for a week now and it’s been great catching up with you all again! 

We’ve seen that times are tough for a lot of people now and we would like to do what we can to make life a little easier for you.

To that end, some of the US venues have very kindly agreed to create a code so you can bring a friend or loved one along for a night of rock and comedy and share the healing power of music! 

We’re hoping we can get more venues on board!

Go to this link to share the love: 

https://thedeaddaisies.com/us-ticket-offer/

Look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming shows!

We’re really digging being on our Like No Other US Tour with The Black Moods and the rock n’ roll comedic genius Don Jamieson! 

Come and join us for some nights of Rock and Comedy!  We won’t be back for a while so let’s get together and have some fun and ROCK!!

LONG LIVE THE DEAD DAISIES.

JOSEPH IZAYEA – Announces New Album ’Harder Truths’

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Harder Truths is the epic debut solo release from JOSEPH IZAYEA featuring some heavyweights of the metal world including the legendary Doc Coyle from BAD WOLVES & GOD FORBID, Kris Norris, formerly of DARKEST HOUR, Buz McGrath of UNEARTH, Chris Daniele, formerly of The ACACIA STRAIN, Tim MacMillar of  PROTEST THE HERO, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD’s Justin Longshore, as well as Josh Gilbert of AS I LAY DYING / WOVENWAR.

Watch the announcement video here: https://youtu.be/2OEpv51IuXs

JOSEPH comments:

“I’m absolutely elated to announce the coming release of my first ever solo album, “Harder Truths”. I did my very best to assemble this album in collaboration with some of the best and brightest songwriters in heavy music, some of whom I have personally been following for many years, and even a few of whom I’m honored to now call my friends. This endeavor took a lot of time to put together, as ensuring my commitments to my other projects, Sour Times, Seeking Sirens, and From Under Concrete Kings was paramount of my priorities. Also of tremendous importance was doing this thing the right way, involving as many of my friends in my current and former bands into the fold as possible, because I wouldn’t be here today without them. I truly hope that you all will find this release well worth the wait.”

JOSEPH has been producing songs and performing as a vocalist since 2007, and has released nine albums, numerous singles and covers of various genres. Currently the vocalist for FROM UNDER CONCRETE KINGS, SEEKING SIRENS, and SOUR TIMES, he’s shown no signs of slowing down. This collaboration album will be released under the umbrella of JOSEPH’s production company “Do Work” on the 26th November 2021. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josephizayea

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE JOSEPH IZAYEA.

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