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LED ZEPPELIN 2 Is Back! New Tour Dates Announced!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The country’s favorite Led Zeppelin tribute band, LED ZEPPELIN 2, is back! Following a brief period of dormancy, the band — fronted by Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont — will return to the stage beginning with a special set at Chicago’s Ben Fest this Saturday, marking their only area appearances of the year. In August the band will head West for shows in California and Nevada and in September, make their way to Ohio and Michigan with, additional performances to be announced soon. 

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LED ZEPPELIN 2:

7/20/2013 Ben Fest – Chicago, IL [more info] * only area appearance!

8/15/2013 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA [more info]

8/16/2013 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV [more info]

8/17/2013 Slims – San Francisco, CA [more info]

8/18/2013 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA [more info]

9/21/2013 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH [more info]

9/22/2013 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI [more info]

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Dubbed “…the best Zep band going anywhere,” by Time Out New York, “…the closest thing to seeing the real Led Zeppelin,” by The Dallas Observer and commended for their “authentic raw flair,” by Atlanta’s Backstage Beat, who note that it’s, “hard to believe how balls-out fantastic they are,” LED ZEPPELIN 2 continue to reap critical accolades for their larger-than-life Zep reenactment. Rather than a kitschy “greatest hits” show however, you get to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played live themselves, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire ZEPPELINperformances from specific shows and sets from the band’s storied history.

Led Zeppelin 2 - Swan Song Logo - promo

 CRITICAL PRAISE:

LED ZEPPELIN 2 demonstrated an unparalleled ability to mimic the original… the energy in the room reverberated as the band owned the stage.” – The Third Word

“There are a lot of ZEP tributes out there, but this one’s our favorite, not least because its members fully immerse themselves in the musicianship and style of the four classic-rock heavyweights. That Yakuza howler Bruce Lamont does a mean Robert Plant is icing on the cake.” – Time Out Chicago

“…these imitators get the LED out in a way your battered copy of Physical Graffiti never will, right down to the unearthly tones of guitarist Paul Kamp’s bowed Les Paul solos. Sure, purists are still holding out for the real deal’s tour, but even if that happens, it’s doubtful that Robert Plant can wail the opening lines of ‘Black Dog’ as well as his LED ZEPPELIN 2 counterpart, Bruce Lamont,” – The Onion

“The band is on its way out of the minor leagues, and is now playing bigger venues for a generation of fans too young to have ever experienced the genuine article.” – The New Yorker

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on LED ZEPPELIN 2:

Facebook: LedZeppelin2

http://www.ledzeppelin2.com

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LONG LIVE LED ZEPPELIN 2.

Stone.

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BRUCE LAMONT – Solo Mini-Tour With Man’s Gin To Begin Next Week

Posted in experimental music, experimental rock, Hard Rock, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on August 25, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Infamous multi-instrumentalist BRUCE LAMONT (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Circle Of Animals, Led Zeppelin 2) will be hitting the road late next week for a short five-show run, touring alongside Man’s Gin. Kicking off with a free show on LAMONT‘s home turf in Chicago, the short tour will run through Ohio, Pennsylvania and will come to a close in Brooklyn at a show headlined by his label mates The Body.

BRUCE LAMONT Mini-Tour With Man’s Gin:

9/02/2011 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL [free show with RSVP]

9/03/2011 Kobo – Columbus, OH

9/04/2011 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH

9/05/2011 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

9/06/2011 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ The Body

BRUCE LAMONT‘s debut solo album, Feral Songs For The Epic Decline, was released via At A Loss Recordings in January, to which he’s received endless praise from international media outlets and open-minded fans abroad. After touring on the material from the album sporadically over the past year or two, including several shows at this year’s SXSW festival (one of which was an impromptu set with Eyehategod’s Mike Williams), most recently LAMONT completed two back-to-back European tours this Spring; the first with Keelhaul and the second with Macabre, Birdflesh and Rompeprop.

Check out a full live BRUCE LAMONT solo set filmed in Moscow last may at this location.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

LONG LIVE BRUCE LAMONT.

Stone.

MACABRE – Announce 2011 Summer North American Tour; European Tour Begins In April!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, gore metal, grindcore, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Murder Metallers MACABRE have announced a string of North American tour dates for this Summer, the latest in their ongoing Grim Scary Tour supporting their latest blistering full-length Grim Scary Tales. Set to kick off in late July, MACABRE will hit the road for two weeks as direct support for Gore Metal outfit Exhumed, and also joined by Cephalic Carnage and Withered.

MACABRE will first hit the road for the previously-announced European leg of the tour in mid-April, with special guests Birdflesh, Rompeprop, and with nine select dates of the tour also including support from fellow Chicagoan Bruce Lamont.

Confirmed Dates For MACABRE The Grim Scary Tour:

European Grim Scary Tour with Birdflesh, Rompeprop, Bruce Lamont (on select dates):

4/16/2011 Salzman Factory – Kassel, Germany

4/18/2011 Feierwerk – Munchen, Germany

4/19/2011 Marx – Hamburg, Germany w/ Bruce Lamont

4/20/2011 Sticky fingers – Gotenborg, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/21/2011 Kafe Deluxe – Vaxjo, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/22/2011 Ungdomens Hus – Uppsala, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/23/2011 O’Leary’s – Kristianstad, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/24/2011 Turock – Essen, Germany w/ Bruce Lamont

4/26/2011 Exit Chmelnice – Prague, Czech Republic w/ Bruce Lamont

4/27/2011 Nova Pekaren – Nitra, Slovakia w/ Bruce Lamont

4/28/2011 Prostor Tančírna – Ostrava, Czech Republic w/ Bruce Lamont

4/29/2011 Skullcrusher club – Dresden, Germany

4/30/2011 Neurotic Deathfest – Tilburg, Netherlands

5/01/2011 4Ecluses – Dunkerque, France

5/03/2011 Dynamo Werk 21 – Zurich, Switzerland

4/04/2011 Pieffe Factory – Nova Gorica, Italy

5/05/2011 Escape – Vienna, Austria

5/06/2011 Warpurgis Metal Days Fest – Hauzenberg, Germany

5/07/2011 Puntpop Festival – Wuustweezel Belgium

5/08/2011 Steinbruch Theater – Darmstad, Germany

North American grim Scary Tour with Exhumed, Cephalic Carnage, Withered:

7/24/2011 Central Illinois Metalfest – Urbana, IL

7/25/2011 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

7/26/2011 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

7/27/2011 Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB

7/28/2011 The Exchange – Regina, SK

7/29/2011 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

7/30/2011 The Distillery – Calgary, AB

7/31/2011 Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC

8/01/2011 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

8/02/2011 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

8/03/2011 Branx – Portland, OR

8/04/2011 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

8/05/2011 The Alley – Sparks, NV

8/06/2011 Cheyanne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

8/07/2011 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

The band’s turbulent new full-length Grim Scary Tales presents the classic MACABRE style fans have come to expect, cleverly combining nursery rhyme sing-along quirkiness with ultra-tight, high-speed, Gore/Grind/Death ingenuity. MACABRE have cleverly devised a “story book of murder” with this album, as Grim Scary Tales tracing back to the earliest recorded and most infamous mass killers.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on MACABRE, just click on the links below!

MACABRE – MURDER METAL

MACABRE – myspace music

MACABRE – REVERBNATION

* To check out my album review for Grim Scary Tales, (posted on January 30, 2011), click on the large header link below!

MACABRE “Grim Scary Tales” – A Bloody Good and Terror Filled Escape of Metal Tales!

LONG LIVE MACABRE.

Stone.

Bruce Lamont – Record Release Shows & SXSW Performance Confirmed!

Posted in alternative rock, avant-garde music, experimental music, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Bruce Lamont’s string of live solo shows supporting his debut solo album Feral Songs For The Epic Decline begin next week. Mr. Lamont recently confirmed three new shows to celebrate the album’s unveiling, with performances confirmed to take place in Cleveland, Brooklyn and on his hometown turf in Chicago over the coming weeks. Lamont has also been confirmed to take part in Profound Lore’s SXSW Showcase on March 19th, showcasing his solo set alongside Slough Feg, KEN Mode, Grayceon, Castevet and Wolvhammer.

Bruce Lamont Confirmed Live Appearances:

2/25/2011 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH

2/27/2011 Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY

3/03/2011 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL [tix]

3/19/2011 Valhalla – Austin, TX @ Profound Lore SXSW Showcase

Released January 25th on At A Loss Recordings, the dense web formed by the seven tracks on Feral Songs For The Epic Decline has entangled many in its grasp, the album both meditative and malicious, as diverse and forward thinking as it is point-blank and unnerving.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on Bruce Lamont, click: BRUCE LAMONT – myspace music

To read the complete album review I wrote for Feral Songs For The Epic Decline, (posted December 28, 2010), just click the large header link below:

BRUCE LAMONT “Feral Songs For The Epic Decline” – Transcends Rock Music’s Complacency

LONG LIVE BRUCE LAMONT.

Stone.

BRUCE LAMONT “Feral Songs For The Epic Decline” – Transcends Rock Music’s Complacency

Posted in ambient music, avant-garde music, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, industrial rock, metal music, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

BRUCE LAMONT – Upon my very first listen to Feral Songs For The Epic Decline,  I realized quickly that Bruce Lamont has created music that is a soundtrack to the inner Metal mind. What is the inner Metal mind you query? Why, it is all of the thoughts, sounds and sensory subtleties that just magically make their unexpected visit, (within my own inner Metal mind), during the course of a day… or two. You see, what Bruce Lamont has created here, is Experimental meets Industrial, coalescing with the progressive and tribal, while colliding with drifting atmospherics… the end result being Bruce’s honest and credible interpretation of what’s likely his real music ideal.

If there is a defining constant I hear throughout Feral Songs For The Epic Decline, it is Bruce’s interpretation of combining so many musical elements and styles together and making them come to a boil with an almost late 70’s progressive trip, while adhering to relevance. I do sense a keen sense of hard versus heavy balance, in regards to what Bruce Lamont has created here, due to my feeling and hearing some conscious restraint of venturing too far into the absolute heavy realm. Refraining from total heaviness comes across smoothly within his music, a more progressive approach provides the balance of musical sounds Bruce so convincingly conveys.

What Bruce Lamont seems to thrive on, is pulling music from across the spectrum, then he takes musical matters into his own imaginative hands and creates unique songs that tantalize with their modernistic genius. Throughout this eclectically put together album of avant-garde amassment, Bruce Lamont stays true to his varied style of putting a song together… the listener should expect the unexpected. Just when there are dreamy moments of Pink Floydian progressive space circulating in The Book Of The Law, don’t be surprised to hear next, a futuristic Wild West sound which connects to an extreme psychosis encounter on Deconstructing Self Destruction.

One Who Stands On The Earth is this album’s epic, at 11:44 long. Bruce’s baritone voice along with his acoustic guitar and background Industrial fuzz combines for a continuum of building this song from it’s foundation. Bruce lends some mysterious chanting, which lends way to his saxophone building a melancholic passage with the assistance of tribal background chants. These background tribal chants give way to and combine with rhythmic tribal drum beats, bringing One Who Stands On The Earth to it’s finish, with a synthetic whirling sound being the final exclamation point. The presence of these sounds, brings about an open atmosphere of near exhilaration.

It is the all encompassing manner of disorder by intention, that makes Bruce Lamont’s songs enthrall me to such a high level of admiration. Where else can one hear or who else can make a saxophone coexist so brilliantly, amidst a flurry of Industrial sounds and an extra-terrestrial musical climate as Bruce accomplishes on Disgruntled Employer? Extraordinary is this song with the inclusion of foggy tribal chants, generating a feeling of what an out of body experience might just feel like.

If you have an open-mindedness of listening to a broad based musical puzzle being put together, with a legion of nuances on steroids, then Feral Songs For The Epic Decline is unquestionably an album for you to absorb. Bruce Lamont created each song, sings and plays all the instruments heard on this album, being his first full length. What more could I appreciate from a solo artist, with such intense vision, than Bruce Lamont?

I’m heralding Bruce Lamont and his album Feral Songs For The Epic Decline, especially during an era when the Rock Music Industry is stagnating from complacency. Bruce Lamont’s musical style is inconsistent with the mainstream norm, obliterating a false mindset that artistic music ingenuity is no longer in vogue. This is my reasoning for admiring what Bruce Lamont has achieved here, which invigorates me to recommend Feral Songs For The Epic Decline to any and all open minded fans of Rock, Progressive and Ambient Music.

* Bruce Lamont’s associated bands are: Yakuza, Circle of Animals and Led Zeppelin 2.

* Feral Songs For The Epic Decline will be released on January 25, 2011, on At A Loss Recordings.

* For more info on Bruce Lamont, click on the link below:

BRUCE LAMONT – myspace music

Track Listing For Feral Songs For The Epic Decline:

One Who Stands On The Earth

The Epic Decline

Year Without Summer

The Book Of The Law

Disgruntled Employer

Deconstructing Self Destruction

2 Then The 3

LONG LIVE BRUCE LAMONT.

Stone.

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