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SINNER – “Brotherhood” Full-Length To See Release July 15th Via Atomic Fire Records – Artwork, Track Listing And Guest Appearances Revealed!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Dominic Pencz)

German hard rock quartet and recent Atomic Fire Records signees SINNER have unveiled the artwork of their forthcoming studio album, Brotherhood, scheduled for release on July 15th, via Atomic Fire Records.

Notes vocalist/bassist Mat Sinner of the record’s title, “This band is held together by a tight friendship. Without this friendship, SINNER simply would not exist. We belong together and this album is meant to express that.”

Today, the group has also released the record’s track listing.

Brotherhood Track Listing:

  1. Bulletproof
  2. We Came To Rock
  3. Reach Out
  4. Brotherhood
  5. Refuse To Surrender
  6. The Last Generation
  7. Gravity
  8. The Man They Couldn’t Hang
  9. The Rocker Rides Away
  10. My Scars
  11. 40 Days 40 Nights
  12. When You Were Young (The Killers Cover) **
    ** Bonus Track (physical only)

Brotherhood was produced by Mat Sinner, co-produced by guitarist Tom Naumann, and recorded by Basi Roeder at Backyard Studios as well as Mitch Kunz at Apollo 13 Audio. Jacob Hansen mixed and mastered it at Hansen Studios, Denmark. Artwork was completed by 123RF GmbH / W. Cliff Knese (Terrafolio). Additionally, a variety of special guests will appear on SINNER‘s Brotherhood contributing different roles to this milestone in the band’s eventful career.

Brotherhood Special Guests:
Dave Ingram
Erik Martensson
Giorgia Colleluori
Lisa Müller
Mark Basile
Neil Witchard
Oliver Palotai
Ralf Scheepers
Ronnie Romero
Sascha Krebs
Stef E.
Tom Englund

SINNER’s first single, “Bulletproof,” as well as preorders, will be launched on Friday, May 6th. Be ready!

SINNER:
Mat Sinner – vocals, bass
Tom Naumann – guitars
Alex Scholpp – guitars
Markus Kullmann – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.matsinner.com

http://www.facebook.com/atomicfirerecords

LONG LIVE SINNER.

THE 69 EYES – Music Video For New Single “Drive” Now Playing

Posted in classic rock, gothic, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Marek Sabogal)

Hop into the passenger’s seat and let Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES take you on a wild ride through a sweltering Summer night in the city! With twelve albums under their belts and several number one chart positions in Finland, THE 69 EYES are back with a catchy new single — the first of several new tracks to be released in the coming months. Remaining true to their credo “Goth ‘n’ roll will never die!,” the band is currently in the studio recording their lucky thirteenth offering to be released in 2023. But fans need not wait any longer to hear new sounds from the crypt…

Comments guitarist Bazie of “Drive,” “The inspiration came from the same pool of music I have always liked, mostly from the ‘80s. I never plan anything; I just grab my guitar and see what comes up. We jammed a lot more as a band this time and came up with song ideas from all the guys. ‘Drive’ started from one little riff, which I had for a long time. It took a while, but it was worth it. It still sounds exiting and that was the goal.”

Adds singer Jyrki 69, “Bazie delivered this music and I was blown away by how fresh it felt again. It sounded like some rock radio stuff! Our songs are on daily rotation on the rock channels here in Finland, but they are the ones that we did fifteen years ago. So, I thought that we could have some fresh options now; let’s take the airwaves! ‘Drive’ is a traditional 69 EYES sounding, fast rocker with a Sunset Strip slap on it!”

“Drive” was directed by Vicente Cordero and is viewable at THIS LOCATION. Stream or download the single at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, THE 69 EYES recently announced tours in Europe in November and December 2022, with industrial pioneers Ministry and horror rockers Wednesday 13. Stay up to date with the band’s upcoming live dates HERE.

THE 69 EYES:
Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

http://www.69eyes.com

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE THE 69 EYES.

SKID ROW – New Studio Album “The Gang’s All Here” Releases on October 14th, via earMUSIC

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on April 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From earMUSIC:

Skid Row and earMUSIC join forces to announce the release of the mightily anticipated new studio album “The Gang’s All Here” on October 14th, 2022. This announcement coincides with the launch of the iconic hard rock band’s Las Vegas Residency (as the Scorpions’ special guests), as well as the debut of their brand-new single, the title track “The Gang’s All Here”.

“The Gang’s All Here” is an oath of triumph, exploding with powerful energy that makes us hunger for more. It is the logical next-generation leap of the band’s trademark sound that stomps out new ground – with singer Erik Grönwall (formerly of H.E.A.T, one of the best frontmen of this or any hard rock era) joining the family.

Produced by Grammy Award Winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice In Chains, Halestorm, Evanescence) and long-time fan, Skid Row are ablaze. They are re-energized, kicking their sound way up to modern Hard Rock Royalty.

Further details are to be revealed soon.

“We are beyond excited to release this record. It has been a long time in the making and a lot of hard work has been put into it by the band and our producer Nick Raskulinecz. And the addition of Erik has lifted the songs to new heights.
Add all this to the fact that we start our world tour in Las Vegas with the Scorpions residency at Zappos Theater makes it easy to say that Skid Row is going to have a great year.”

– Rachel Bolan and Snake Sabo

Pre-Order the album “The Gang’s All Here” here:

https://skidrow.lnk.to/TheGangsAllHereAlbumWE

LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

SINNER Signs To Atomic Fire Records – Band To Release New Studio Album “Brotherhood”

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Heiko Roith)

Atomic Fire Records today welcomes German hard rock quartet SINNER to its expanding roster. The band will release a twelve-track full-length, aptly titled Brotherhood, this Summer. Produced by frontman Mat Sinner and co-produced by guitarist Tom Naumann, Brotherhood was recorded by Basi Roeder at Backyard Studios as well as Mitch Kunz at Apollo 13 Audio, and mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Denmark.

Vocalist/bassist Mat Sinner comments, “We’re enormously happy to be a new member of the Atomic Fire Records family and to work with many great ex-colleagues. Brotherhood simply is such a strong album that we need their motivated and loyal team to make it a big success.”

Says Atomic Fire Records CEO Markus Wosgien, “We’ve been connected and good friends with Mat Sinner and his band mates for a long time. To welcome SINNER at Atomic Fire Records is nothing but a matter of the heart for us because – like Primal Fear – they’re a very important part of our past but now also of our present and future again; and we’re even prouder and happier about their monstrous new album that was crafted in brilliant teamwork by Mat (mostly) alongside Tom Naumann. Brotherhood is a heavy, straight, and hard-hitting opus, graced with an impressive amount of guests and friends. The album title says it all – it’s definitely another masterful addition to the already long listing of great SINNER records.”

More information on SINNER‘s Brotherhood as well as the first digital single and preordering details will be announced soon.

SINNER:
Mat Sinner – vocals, bass
Tom Naumann – guitars
Alex Scholpp – guitars
Markus Kullmann – drums

http://www.matsinner.com

http://label.atomicfire-records.com/project/sinner

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE SINNER.

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Releases First Single/Video, “Emergency,” From Upcoming New Studio Album “Universal” – Preorders Available

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Tina Korhonen)

“Emergency” is the haunting opening track of MSG’s upcoming new studio album, Universal, set for release on May 27th via Atomic Fire Records.

The album’s first single comes along with an official music video, produced by Justin Griffiths. Comments MICHAEL SCHENKER, “‘Emergency’ is quite a complicated song with different rhythms but catchy at the same time. It’s fun to play and to listen to. Enjoy and keep on rocking.”

View MSG’s “Emergency” video at THIS LOCATION or below:

Listen, stream, or download the track HERE.

Universal will be available as a CD digipak (including two bonus tracks), Earbook (CD including two bonus tracks), on vinyl, and digitally. Find preordering options at THIS LOCATION.

Universal Track Listing:

  1. Emergency
  2. Under Attack
  3. Calling Baal
  4. A King Has Gone
  5. The Universe
  6. Long Long Road
  7. Wrecking Ball
  8. Yesterday Is Dead
  9. London Calling
  10. Sad Is The Song
  11. Au Revoir
    CD + Earbook Bonus Tracks:
  12. Turn Off The World
  13. Fighter

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MSG.

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Announces US Dates For The 50th Anniversary Universal – World Tour 2022

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Tina Korhonen)

Few rock guitarists on this planet have had such a lasting influence on so many renowned musicians as MICHAEL SCHENKER. With his outstandingly fluid style, inexhaustible wealth of ideas, and instinctive feel for hooks and melodies, MICHAEL SCHENKER is a living legend who, despite his longstanding and distinguished history, still impresses with his unflagging energy and drive. The blond stringsman from Sarstedt, Germany (near Hanover) began his international career in the early 1970s with the Scorpions, achieved worldwide fame after joining British rock group U.F.O., and then seamlessly continued his exceptional global success story under his own name, as well as with acts such as MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (otherwise known as MSG), Temple Of Rock, and MICHAEL SCHENKER Fest. SCHENKER and his career, which has spanned more than five decades, are absolute exceptions in the otherwise short-lived music industry.

To celebrate his latest MSG album, Universal, scheduled for release on May 27th through Atomic Fire Records, as well as his 50th anniversary of recording, MSG will embark upon an extended US tour this Fall. The trek will run from September 27th through November 6th. See all confirmed dates below.

MSG US Tour 2022 w/ Eric Martin, Images Of Eden:
9/27/2022 The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
9/28/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
9/29/2022 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/01/2022 Saban Theater – Los Angeles, CA
10/02/2022 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
10/04/2022 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
10/06/2022 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
10/07/2022 Des Plaines Theater – Des Plaines, IL
10/08/2022 Arcada Theater – St. Charles, IL
10/09/2022 Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
10/11/2022 The Art Theater – Hobart, IN
10/12/2022 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN
10/14/2022 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
10/15/2022 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
10/16/2022 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
10/17/2022 Jergels – Pittsburgh, PA
10/19/2022 The Vault – New Bedford, MA * MSG only
10/20/2022 Flying Monkey – Plymouth, NH
10/21/2022 Cabot Theater – Beverly, MA
10/22/2022 Sony Hall – New York, NY
10/23/2022 Newton Theater – Newton, NJ
10/25/2022 Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA
10/26/2022 Tally Ho – Leesburg, VA
10/27/2022 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA

w/ Damon Johnson & The Get Ready, Images Of Eden:
10/29/2022 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
10/30/2022 Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN
w/ W.A.S.P., Armored Saint:
11/02/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
11/03/2022 Concrete Street Pavilion – Corpus Christi TX
11/04/2022 Eaton Arena – San Antonio, TX
11/05/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
11/06/2022 Tulsa Theater – Tulsa, OK

MSGUS Tour 2022 Lineup:
Michael Schenker – lead guitar
Ronnie Romero – vocals
Bodo Schopf – drums
Steve Mann – keyboards, guitars
Barend Courbois – bass

MSG’s Universal will feature all the strengths of this exceptional musician: first-rate songs with anthemic melodies, catchy guitar riffs, and inspiring solos. As fans have come to expect, SCHENKER has once again enlisted a number of prestigious fellow musicians for the recording of his new studio production, among them, as main vocalist, Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, Vandenberg), who will also be MSG’s frontman on their upcoming tour, Michael Kiske (Helloween) and Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), keyboard player Steve Mann (Lionheart), drummers Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow), and Bodo Schopf (Eloy), as well as legendary bassists Bob Daisley (Black Sabbath), Barry Sparks (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dokken) and Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian, Zakk Wylde), with Tony Carey as a very special guest.

Stay tuned for more MSG news coming soon!

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MSG.

Legendary LA Rockers ANGELES’ New Album “Running Like An Outlaw” Out Now Worldwide – “Nothing But Love” Single Hits #42 Billboard Radio Charts!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on March 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Platinum selling legendary LA rockers ANGELES have just released their new full-length album “Running like an Outlaw“, available now worldwide via MVD Entertainment and SONY Music and is now available at Walmart, FYE, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all Digital Streaming retailers. And the band just hit #42 on the Billboard Radio Charts.

The band’s latest video ‘Nothing But Love’ from the album hit #42 on the Billboard Radio Charts. In case you missed the video, watch it here: https://youtu.be/si4LtV17bWY

Buy the physical CD’s NOW through Dark Star Records/ Sony/ Universal at https://bit.ly/AngelesOutlawCD.

“Running like an Outlaw“ track-listing and the song credits:
1. All Night – Dale Lytle/ Mason Oliver
2. Nothing But Love – Dale Lytle/ Mason Oliver
3. Running Like An Outlaw – Dale Lytle/ Mason Oliver
4. Creatures Of The Night – Dale Lytle/ Mason Oliver
5. Lords Of Thunder – Dale Lytle/ Mason Oliver
6. Witch Hunter – Dale Lytle/ Allan Curtis
7. Magic Touch – Dale Lytle/ Louis Collins
8. She’s On Fire – Dale Lytle/ John Aquino

“Running like an Outlaw“ album produced by Dale Lytle.

ANGELES are:
DALE LYTLE – Founder and Lead Guitar
MASON OLIVER – Vocals
STEVEN STIERS – Bass Guitar and backing vocals
DANNY BASULTO – Drums

ANGELES’ next 2022 shows:
May 21st at Sharkys
June 11th at Whiskey Dick’ s

More shows TBA.

For more news and details, please follow ANGELES at: https://www.facebook.com/TheAngelesBand

LONG LIVE ANGELES.

Heavy Metal Icons ANVIL Return With New Album “Impact Is Imminent” + Share First Single And Video Clip!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Heavy Metal pioneers ANVIL have announced the release of a brand new studio album, entitled Impact Is Imminent, due out on May 20, 2022 via AFM Records!

The Canadian trio belongs to one of the most distinctive bands of their genre, often cited as having influenced notable metal acts such as Slayer, MEGADETH, Metallica and Anthrax. After 40 years in the music industry, touring the world in sold-out venues, and garnering critically acclaim for Anvil! The Story Of Anvil – the number 1 music documentary of every metalhead – the iconic band returns with their nineteenth album.

On Impact Is Imminent, ANVIL fires off merciless riff attacks, relentlessly driving drums and impressive bass grooves, complemented by vocal melodies and lyrics that inevitably drill themselves into the listener’s aural tract. As always, Kudlow and founding member and drummer Robb Reiner, are at the epicentre of this heavy metal extravaganza. For the past eight years, they have been supported by bassist Chris Robertson, who not only complements the ANVIL fold on a personal level, but also enhances the tracks with his powerful low frequency bass parts and backing vocals.

Today, ANVIL shared a first single alongside a music video for the full pedal-to-the-metal anthem ‘Ghost Shadow’! Says charismatic frontman Lips: “Ghost Shadow is my 6th sense telling me I’m being watched! Could be internet trolls or paranormal phenomenon! Either way the song is heavy as fuck!!“

“None of our previous albums blends music and lyrics into as tight a unit as ‘Impact Is Imminent’,” enthuses Lips on the fourteen songs on the group’s new album. “Everything comes together homogeneously. As a result, the new material sounds monolithic, right down to the very last details, both in terms of rhythm and harmonies. In the past, our studio sessions were sometimes like a little like jumping in at the deep end, with us having to improvise a lot and making decisions at short notice. Working on ‘Impact Is Imminent’, not only was there plenty of time for the songwriting process in the run-up to the recordings, but I also had the leisure to put all my ideas to the acid test and work on them until they were perfect.”

Like its three predecessors ‘Anvil Is Anvil’ (2016), ‘Pounding The Pavement’ (2018) and ‘Legal At Last’ (2019), ‘Impact Is Imminent’ was produced by Martin ‘Mattes’ Pfeiffer (U.D.O., among others) and Jörg Uken at Uken’s Soundlodge studios, so the successful combination consisting of Anvil/Pfeiffer/Uken has struck again.

The album pre-sale of Impact Is Imminent, available as CD, Vinyl and Digital formats on May 20, 2022, has just started at THIS LOCATION!

Tracklist:

  1. Take A Lesson
  2. Ghost Shadow
  3. Another Gun Fight
  4. Fire Rain
  5. Teabag
  6. Don‘t Look Back
  7. Someone To Hate
  8. Bad Side Of Town
  9. Wizard´s Wand
  10. Lockdown
  11. Explosive Energy
  12. The Rabbit Hole
  13. Shockwave
  14. Gomez

ANVIL:
SteveLipsKudlow – Vocals/Guitar
Robb Reiner – Drums
Chris Robertson – Bass/Vocals

https://www.facebook.com/anvilmetal

https://www.afm-records.de

Source: AFM Records

LONG LIVE ANVIL.

ALICE COOPER – Red Laminate Concert Review From Monsters of Rock Cruise Royal Theater, February 12, 2022 – By Tanis Enos

Posted in classic rock, concerts, Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

This year’s Monsters of Rock Cruise was captained by none other than Alice Cooper. Due to the size, the amount of guests on the cruise and the size of the room in which Alice would be performing, the cruise decided to split guests into two groups. The red group would see Alice perform on the 12th while the blue group would see him on the 13th. The red group’s show started at 7:30 PM and the crowd packed in quickly.

The stage was hidden by a beautiful curtain that would rise revealing a scaled down, yet still highly decorated, version of Alice’s normal stage set up. The crowd roared as the intro of “Feed My Frankenstein” began. Members of the band walked on stage and began to play. Right after the first strum all sound in the house vanished. Fans began pointing at their ears trying to let the band know we could not here them. The band finished the song and they all exited the stage, Alice leaving with noticeable anger.

Ryan Roxie informed a group of fans, who attended an unannounced Rock N’ Roll Parking Lot (on a boat), what had happened that night. According to Roxie, Alice was the first band to use the curtain on this cruise. As the curtain lifted it pulled the main cable to the PA system out completely. The crew worked hard and fast to figure out the issue and sound was restored within five minutes. Roxie also let fans know that because everyone on stage was wearing a monitor and could hear what they were playing, they did not realize what was going on. It was not until the second verse of the song that they noticed something was wrong. Roxie said they all looked out trying to find the devoted fans and did not understand why everyone was not singing along.

Once the technical difficulty was fixed the show continued without a single problem. Even though the stage and set up were smaller than normal, that did not stop Alice from pulling out all the stops. Props were used as normal including crutches, knives, and canes. During “Billion Dollar Babies” a giant baby paraded on stage meeting Alice’s minions who brought out a giant confetti cannon that shot gold, silver, and green pieces of confetti, as well as fake money with Alice’s face on it into the audience.

The fun continued all through the show as Alice and his gang of ghouls wowed the audience with their fine-tuned sound and silly stage antics. During “Teenage Frankenstein” Alice chased his band around the stage with arms stretched out in frontof him and knees locked like Frankenstein. It did not stop there. As Alice and his band walked back on stage for the famous encore of “School’s Out” one extra musician joined them. Taime Downe of Faster Pussycat came out to sing and enjoy the pleasure of popping many confetti filled balloons over the crowd with one of Alice’s knives.

Alice has been performing for over 50 years and at the ripe age of 74, is still performing with as much heart and soul as he did when he first began. His voice has not changed and everything you have heard about Alice Cooper you get times 10.

Tanis Enos

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE – TO Release New Album “HELL, CA.” On March 11th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Raised during the 80’s debauchery on the Sunset Strip and still going strong in 2022, JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE recently released their third single titled ‘Gonna Take You Higher’ on all digital platforms. ‘Gonna Take You Higher’ comes from the upcoming album HELL, CA. which is available to pre-order/add/save now and out on March 11, 2022, through Golden Robot Records.

Listen to ‘Gonna Take You Higher’ HERE

‘Gonna Take You Higher’ was preceded by two absolutely cracking singles ‘Wanna Be Somebody’ and ‘Soul Mama’ which both show Jizzy in fine form and gives a strong indication as to what to expect from Hell, CA.

HELL, CA. is a collection of 10 hard-hitting rock anthems, all with that distinctive Love/Hate style, with Jizzy Pearl’s trademark vocals taking the songs up and beyond and the heavy guitars doing the rest.

JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE has been a staple on the rock scene since their first record BLACK OUT IN THE RED ROOM earned them “Best Record of the Year 1990” from Kerrang! and Metal Hammer magazines.

Listen to ‘Soul Mama’ HERE

Listen to ‘Wanna Be Somebody’ HERE

Pre-order/add/save Hell, CA HERE

Listen/buy ‘Gonna Take you Higher’ HERE

ABOUT JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE:

LOVE/HATE has been a fixture on the Hollywood Sunset Strip since they released their debut album on Columbia Records BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM in 1990. BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM received much critical acclaim and was awarded “Best Record of the Year” from both Kerrang! and Metal Hammer magazines. The original LOVE/HATE released five records in the 1990’s and toured with such bands as Skid Row, Dio, Ozzy Osbourne & AC/DC.

Since that time, singer Jizzy Pearl has kept the band alive with his own version, JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE, and at the same time played, recorded and toured with such platinum artists as RATT, L.A. Guns, Steven Adler and currently Quiet Riot. Jizzy Pearl has released five solo records as well, including 2018’s Frontiers record ALL YOU NEED IS SOUL.

On-Line:
https://www.facebook.com/JizzyPearlsLoveHate/
https://www.facebook.com/goldenrobotrecords/

Source: Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE JIZZY PEARL.

AUTOGRAPH – Signed To Frontiers Music srl

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Autograph’s Twitter timeline:

Exciting news! We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new studio album w/ Frontiers Music. We are looking forward to introducing our newest collection of hard rock music across the globe. A very special thank you to Serafino, Mario & the entire Frontiers Family!

From Frontiers Music srl Twitter timeline:

Autograph has signed to Frontiers and is currently working on a new album! Autograph features vocalist Simon Daniels, guitarist Jimi Bell, bassist Randy Rand, and drummer Marc Wieland. Stay tuned for more news as we have it!

LONG LIVE AUTOGRAPH.

TURN UP THE RADIO!

BRIAN TICHY – Renowned Drummer Returns To The Dead Daisies

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on February 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From The Dead Daisies newsletter:

We’re thrilled drummer extraordinaire Brian Tichy has returned to the Daisies fold.

“Well, what a nice way to start off 2022. I’m excited to get behind the drum kit and do some powerful, groovy rocking with my good friends Doug Aldrich, Glenn Hughes, and David Lowy in The Dead Daisies! Looking forward to seeing you all out on tour this year!”- Brian Tichy

Can’t wait to get out and play some shows together!

LONG LIVE THE DEAD DAISIES.

SPIRITS OF FIRE – Feat. Chris Caffery, Steve Di Giorgio, Mark Zonder And Fabio Lione – Unveil Title Track Of New Album “Embrace The Unknown”!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Heavy metallers SPIRITS OF FIRE – Feat. Chris Caffery, Steve Di Giorgio, Mark Zonder, and new vocalist Fabio Lione – have unveiled the title track of their upcoming album “Embrace The Unknown”, coming out February 18th on CD/LP/Digital, via Frontiers Music. (Please note, due to ongoing worldwide vinyl manufacturing delays, the LP release date is March 18, 2022.). Pre-order/save HERE: https://orcd.co/embrace

Stream ‘Embrace The Unknown’ here: https://youtu.be/mJRae8GJ-h4 and below:

Also stream and watch:
‘A Second Chance’ video – https://youtu.be/ARk15zw8QK0
‘Into The Mirror’ single – https://youtu.be/7UxJE2Okaf0

Heavy metal supergroup SPIRITS OF FIRE first formed in 2017, released their first single in late 2018, and unleashed their debut album in February 2019. Originally formed by Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death, etc.), Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, Warlord) and Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest), the band’s self-titled debut was met with fan and critical praise upon its release.

As it approaches two years since the release of their debut, Spirits of Fire are now set to return with a new album, ” Embrace The Unknown ” that sees renowned Italian metal vocalist Fabio Lione taking over frontman duties for the band. Production this time comes courtesy of Aldo Lonobile, whose recent work on releases by Archon Angel featuring Zak Stevens, Sweet Oblivion featuring Geoff Tate, and his own band, Secret Sphere, makes him the perfect fit for the band.

Once again, the band worked on a set of songs that were primarily put together by Caffery, with Lione and Lonobile adding their own touches to Caffery’s stellar songs. The final result sees a killer musical output that continues in the vein of “classic Priest meets Savatage” sound that the band has pursued since their formation.

With Caffery’s renowned guitar playing, the undeniable power of the rhythm section of Di Giorgio and Zonder, and the world class vocals of Lione, “Embrace The Unknown ” sees SPIRITS OF FIRE pushing their sonic stamp further and further. From the biting riffage of the charging opener “Embrace The Unknown”, the band is firing on all cylinders and prepared to appease the heavy metal gods.

SPIRITS OF FIRE are built to deliver classic in-your-face heavy metal and they have accomplished that goal on every level on “Embrace The Unknown”. From Lione’s soaring vocals, to Caffery’s guitar pyrotechnics, to the propulsive and crushing rhythms of Di Giorgio and Zonder, the performances are stellar from beginning to end. There is no shortage of memorable, metal hymns to raise your fist and bang your head to on this all killer, no filler metal journey.

“Embrace The Unknown” Tracklist:

  1. A Second Chance
  2. Resurrection
  3. Wildest Dreams
  4. Into The Mirror
  5. Embrace The Unknown
  6. My Confession
  7. Sea Of Change
  8. Shapes Of A Fragile Mind
  9. Hearts In The Sand
  10. House Of Pain
  11. Remember My Name
  12. Out In The Rain

LINE-UP:
Fabio Lione – Vocals
Christopher Caffery – Guitars
Steve Di Giorgio – Bass
Mark Zonder – Drums

More info at: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritsOfFireBand

Source: Split Screen Management

LONG LIVE SPIRITS OF FIRE.

HOOKERS & BLOW Announce March Tour Dates!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , on February 1, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

HOOKERS & BLOW, the now legendary project formed by long time Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossihave announced a handful of March tour dates to celebrate the recent success of their debut covers album released last August via Golden Robot Records.

These shows will be HOOKERS & BLOW‘s first live performances since the release of their highly anticipated covers album. After teasing their fan base for nearly 2 decades the band finally released their self-titled covers album digitally, on CD as well as limited edition Vinyl last August via Golden Robot Records. Since the release, the band has had 2 tracks on the album chart internationally, with the initial pressing of the limited vinyl selling out almost immediately.

In addition, the album was picked as one of 2021’s Top 50 Hard Rock/Metal releases by Audio Ink Radio, with HUSTLER Magazine naming them “the greatest cover band of all time”.
Along with Reed and Grossi, HOOKERS & BLOW current lineup includes Johnny Kelly (Danzig, Type O Negative), Mike Duda (W.A.S.P.), and Nadja Reed.

Supporting Hookers & Blow on each date will be DEAD FERVOR.

2022 Dates are as follows:
3/03/22 – HOOKERS & BLOW – The Tiki Bar – Costa Mesa, CA
3/04/22- HOOKERS & BLOW – The Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, CA
3/05/22 – HOOKERS & BLOW – Fremont Country Club – Las Vegas, NV
3/06/22 – HOOKERS & BLOW – Lake Havasu, AZ
3/11/22 – HOOKERS & BLOW – The Roadhouse – Idaho Falls, ID
3/12/22 – HOOKERS & BLOW – Salt Lake City, UT

FOR MORE INFORMATION and TICKET LINKS: https://www.facebook.com/HNBMerch

Checkout Hookers & Blow on Spotify
US Order CD/ Vinyl at Amazon

Checkout the video: Rocks Off

ON-LINE:
https://www.facebook.com/HNBMerch
https://www.facebook.com/goldenrobotrecords/

Source: Golden Robot Records

Rat Pak Records To Release Ty Tabor (King’s X) New Solo Album “Shades” On March 4th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Acclaimed King’s X guitarist, songwriter, and co-vocalist Ty Tabor has today announced his latest solo album, Shades, out on March 4th via Rat Pak Records. The upcoming 11th solo album features 10 brand new songs with three bonus tracks and is available via CD, vinyl and digital download and follows the successful release of 2018’s Alien Beans.

“When it comes to what I write for solo material, I don’t really think about bands or anything like that. These new songs explore different sides of life and death,” Ty explains. “I was dealing with the recent loss of my dad when some of this was written. There are lighter moments mixed in to keep it from being too focused on loss or sadness. I also resurrected a couple of old ideas that weren’t ready until now. I just write music that makes me happy, and I’ve ended up with an album I really love!”

From the opening chords of “Come Home,” it is clear that Ty Tabor’s trademark guitar tone lays the bedrock for his latest solo release Shades. Ty tackles a wide array of emotions and topics with layered harmonies, hooky pop sensibilities, and the total riffage that remains a crucial ingredient to the King’s X sound. Songs like “What You’re Thinking,” “One Drop of Water,” and “Doesn’t Linger” show Ty’s penchant for crafting tunes with tremendous melodies, while songs like “Shallow,” and “Your Fantasy,” trend heavy and exemplify why Ty is one of the most influential guitarists of the last three decades!

TRACK LISTING:

01 Come Home
02 Shallow
03 Your Fantasy
04 What You’re Thinking
05 Sister Genocide
06 Best Day in a While
07 Insane
08 One Drop of Water
09 Doesn’t Linger
10 Leaves Falling Down
11 Ashes – (Bonus Track) [CD & Digital Download only]
12 Political Nonsense – (Bonus Track) [CD & Digital Download only]
13 Ashes (Acoustic) – (Bonus Track) [CD & Digital Download only]

www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/ty-tabor

LONG LIVE TY TABOR.

OUT OF THIS WORLD – Releases New Video For “In A Million Years;” Self-Titled Debut Out Now!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, melodic rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , on January 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Ralf Oude Hendrikmann)

Melodic hard rock supergroup OUT OF THIS WORLD featuring legendary names such as Kee Marcello (Europe), Tommy Heart (Fair Warning), Ken Sandin (Alien), and Darby Todd (Devin Townsend, Gary Moore, The Darkness), have officially unveiled their self-titled debut full-length, out now on Atomic Fire Records!

In celebration of the record’s release, the band is pleased to deliver a video for the hugely epic “In A Million Years.” The track was originally written by Kee Marcello for Europe’s Prisoners In Paradise and spent the past thirty years in his drawer. “But with this voice, it was just perfect,” Marcello raves of his vocal force Tommy Heart. “To me, it’s one of the highlights of the album.”

View OUT OF THIS WORLD’s “In A Million Years” video at THIS LOCATION and below:

View the band’s previously released video for “Hanging On” HERE.

Out Of This World is available now on CD, LP, and digital formats. Find ordering options at the Atomic Fire webshop HERE.

It’s no coincidence that Marcello’s latest endeavor bears the name of that legendary multi-platinum Europe album released back in 1988. “When I told people about my new project, someone suggested I call it something like Kee Marcelo’s Europe. But that’s terrible,” he laughs. “I hated it. Tommy suggested to call it OUT OF THIS WORLD, simple as that. Just as the Black Sabbath guys and Dio did with Heaven And Hell.”

The same vibe, the same ear for melody, the same hooks permeate an album that was brought to life with the vigor and passion you wouldn’t exactly expect in a rock star who’s seen it all and done it all in the past forty years. “I’ve always concentrated on music, and my passion for that never changed,” he says. “I’ve never changed style; I’ve never tried to do anything I’m not doing well.”

Out Of This World beams with a freewheeling and overflowing sense of fun, musicianship, and togetherness. It’s an effortless flux that’s just not normally found on a debut. “You have to remember that Darby, Ken, and I go way back,” the legendary axe-man notes of his rhythm section. “We did hundreds of gigs together and are as tight as a thumbscrew. Same thing goes for Tommy and I. We clicked instantly when working together for the first time a couple of years ago. We have this almost brotherly connection. We’re literally reading each other’s minds, man. There was no stumbling block, it was all a self-playing piano.”

It’s the same for vocalist Tommy Heart who’s been around in this game forever as well. “You meet, you play, and sparks begin to fly,” he describes the chemistry between the members. “We don’t even talk that much. We simply let the music speak. We touch our hearts when we play which is something that’s incredibly rare to find. Nobody has to explain himself; everybody is doing just what anybody else would do at that moment.” Heart was instantly hooked when he realized that OUT OF THIS WORLD was more than a one-off thing between bored musicians in lockdown. “I don’t like these temporary projects,” he muses. “This here is the real deal.”

“With OUT OF THIS WORLD, though, it never felt like a project,” says Marcello and he admits: “It felt like a band from day one. This is why the album turned out so well. It has a genuine band feel to it.” At their very first rehearsal session in Marcello’s hometown of Gothenburg, they sketched a couple of songs that would later wind up on their debut, namely “Twilight,” “Lighting Up My Dark,” and “In A Million Years.” “We actually found ourselves right in the middle of our first recording session without even knowing it,” he marvels. “Everything felt so natural and so good that writing the rest of the songs was a walk in the park.”

Graced by additional key wizardry courtesy of Deep Purple’s very own Don Airey and embellished by a Ron Nevison mix (Kiss, Bad Company, Ozzy Osbourne, Meat Loaf, Heart, Chicago, Damn Yankees, etc.) who reunited with Marcello for the first time since producing Europe’s Out Of This World a staggering thirty-three years ago, the songs masterfully transport the bygone era of melody driven, anthemic hard rock into the present. From uptempo rocking first single “Hanging On” via “In A Million Years,” originally written for Europe’s Prisoner In Paradise, to colossal anthem “Lighting Up My Dark,” and prog-rock playground “Staring At The Sun,” OUT OF THIS WORLD solitarily resurrect a genre we thought was lost long ago.

OUT OF THIS WORLD:
Tommy Heart – vocals
Kee Marcello – guitars, keyboards
Ken Sandin – bass
Darby Todd – drums

http://www.outofthisworld.se

http://www.instagram.com/ootwtheband

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE OUT OF THIS WORLD.

UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER – To Release New Album “My Way” On April 22nd Via Atomic Fire Records

Posted in classic rock, classic rock music, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER is THE constant among the German metal scene. Originally becoming world-famous as a founding member of Accept, he continues to steadily expand upon his international successes with his U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER outfits. Remaining true to himself over the years in a way few musicians could, Dirkschneider consistently bucks music industry trends in favor of following his heart and his most personal and extraordinary album to date will be released on April 22nd via Atomic Fire Records.

Titled My Way, the record contains seventeen cover versions of the very songs that have influenced the musician and singer the most. All kinds of classics from music history are among them – including those that you might not expect from Dirkschneider. Not only does a very personal story lie behind each of the tracks, but also a sometimes-surprising arrangement that, despite the very individual implementation, lives and breathes Udo’s manuscript throughout.

Udo: “Now, when I hear the song, I remember the time when, as a very young Udo, I’d go out to light up the town and lived all the stories that can only be experienced late at night in the clubs,” he recalls. Here, Alex Harvey’s “Faith Healer” allows the artist to feel those days of an era long past. The fact that “Nutbush City Limits” is also on the album reveals a secret rarely told until now, “What hardly anyone knows so far: I was a huge fan of Ike and Tina Turner, and especially Tina’s voice. We always covered this song during Accept rehearsals in the early days. It was one of the mainstays of our Accept rehearsal repertoire for years. Regrettably, there is no recording of it.”

With Wolfsheim’s “Kein Zurück,” Dirkschneider sings in German for the first time in his career, “I immediately felt like the words understood me. It seemed to me that the lyrics were telling the story of my career, of my highs and lows and all the good and bad experiences that life has. There simply is ‘no going back’ for those who choose to live as a musician.”

The cover album also makes one thing clear: Just how many in the music industry have come and gone over the years. Yet, UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER is still here.

My Way Track Listing:

  1. Faith Healer (Alex Harvey)
  2. Fire (Crazy World Of Arthur Brown)
  3. Sympathy (Uriah Heep)
  4. They Call It Nutbush (Tina Turner)
  5. Man On The Silver Mountain (Rainbow)
  6. Hell Raiser (The Sweet)
  7. No Class (Motörhead)
  8. Rock And Roll (Led Zeppelin)
  9. The Stroke (Billy Squier)
  10. Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones)
  11. He’s A Woman, She’s A Man (The Scorpions)
  12. T.N.T. (AC/DC)
  13. Jealousy (Frankie Miller)
  14. Hell Bent For Leather (Judas Priest)
  15. We Will Rock You (Queen)
  16. Kein Zurück (Wolfsheim)
  17. My Way (Frank Sinatra)

http://www.udo-online.com

http://ww.instagram.com/u.d.o.official

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER.

W.A.S.P. 40 Years Live World Tour 2022 – USA Dates And Cities Listed!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

It looks like W.A.S.P. are FINALLY going to tour the USA! Special guests are Armored Saint!! The great Michael Schenker will be a guest November 2nd through November 6th!! Metal be thy name!!

Check out the tour flyer above for dates and cities that run from October through December of 2022!

LONG LIVE W.A.S.P.

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

LONG LIVE MICHAEL SCHENKER.

STRYPER – World Premier Of “Soldiers Under Command Live From Spirithouse” Happening On December 18th – Ticket Info And Details

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 16, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

From: Stryper newsletter

Hi Stryper friends….

Coming this Saturday December 18, at 8pm ET is a very first for Stryper. It is the WORLD PREMIER of Stryper performing their iconic album Soldiers Under Command. Some of these songs have not been performed live in over 30 years. This is a multi-camera professionally recorded in-studio concert performing the album in its entirety. This is also the first event Oz Fox played after his first of two successful brain surgeries.

Stryper has NEVER performed Soldiers Under Command in its entirety until now.

The band will be live before the performance as well as after the performance with a Q&A. Also – during the performance the band will be in the chat room chatting with fans.

Can’t watch at that time? That’s okay – We have 2 options for you. 1) Purchase now before the show and re-watch it for 48 hours or 2) Upgrade and for just $8 more watch it as much as you want for as long as you want with our Lifetime Viewing option.

This is truly a rare event. Tickets are only $12. Get yours now.

Get your tickets for this special event at Stryper.Veeps.com

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

“Unchained: The Eddie Van Halen Story” Hardcover – Releases December 28, 2021

Posted in books, classic rock, Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

The first full-length biography of Eddie Van Halen—a searching, affectionate, and in-depth look at the remarkable life of a genuine musical virtuoso who changed the course of rock ’n’ roll.

“The game changing guitar legend gets the biography he deserves…. Diligently researched, perceptive and well-written.” —Classic Rock

Arriving in California as a young boy in the early 1960s, Edward Van Halen and his brother Alex were ripe for the coming musical revolution. The sons of a Dutch, saxophone-playing father, the brothers discovered the Beatles, Cream, and other icons as they bound together as musical partners, forming identities for themselves in their adopted home along the way.

“Affectionate and unflinching portrait of heavy metal’s Mount Everest…. Paul Brannigan goes deep here, his detailed…biography probing Van Halen’s psyche as well as his music.” —MOJO

From the moment their hugely influential 1978 debut landed, Van Halen set a high bar for the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle, creating an entirely new style of post-’60s hard rock and becoming the quintessential rock band of the 1980s. But the high-flying success was fraught with difficulty, as Eddie struggled with alcohol and drug addiction while simultaneously battling David Lee Roth over the musical direction of the band, eventually taking the band in an entirely new direction with Sammy Hagar and scaling new heights, before that iteration of Van Halen disintegrated.

Acclaimed biographer Paul Brannigan tackles the dramatic story with respect and affection for one of rock’s greatest musicians, pairing original interviews with meticulous research to bring the story of Eddie Van Halen completely up-to-date. Unchained: The Eddie Van Halen Story is a remarkable account of determination, genius, and single-minded commitment to the music.

AUTHOR BIO:

Paul Brannigan is a former editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine, and a current contributor to MOJO, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Kerrang! and Louder. He has previous written books on Dave Grohl, Metallica and much-missed Motorhead legend Lemmy. Born and raised in Ireland’s Six Counties, Brannigan lives in North London.

LINKS TO PURCHASE:

AMAZON: bit.ly/Unchained_EVH_AMZ

BARNES & NOBLE: bit.ly/Unchained_EVH_BN

VAN HALEN STORE: bit.ly/Unchained_EVH_VHStore

Source: Jody Best / Best Bet Promotions

REST IN PEACE, EDDIE VAN HALEN.

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