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DIAMOND HEAD – New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Icons Sign Record Deal With Silver Lining Music; Upcoming Album “The Coffin Train” Set For Release May 24th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 27, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD are thrilled to announce they have signed a worldwide record deal with international label Silver Lining Music.

Comments the band, “We’re delighted to be bringing the DIAMOND HEAD lightning to our new family at Silver Lining Music and honored to be standing alongside a stable of established international talent, which includes such legends as Saxon, Europe, and Motörhead. This is the start of an exciting journey and we can’t wait to share it with you all.”

Adds Silver Lining Music,”We are beyond psyched to announce that we have struck legendary heavy metal gold by signing DIAMOND HEAD to the Silver Lining Music roster. The blend of Brian Tatler’s legendary chops with the exciting new visions of Rasmus Bom Andersen are electric indeed, and we look forward to the world discovering that for themselves with DIAMOND HEAD‘s forthcoming new album The Coffin Train, out on May 24th, 2019. We are proud to offer you the chance to catch a ride on this train, so be sure to buy a ticket and get on board fast!”

Formed in 1976 under the riff-rolling leadership of guitarist Brian Tatler, DIAMOND HEAD would quickly establish themselves as a vanguard of the exploding New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene. With their genre-defining debut album Lightning To The Nations, DIAMOND HEAD has influenced and opened gates for many metal bands.

DIAMOND HEAD will be touring Europe for most of 2019 and are confirmed on the lineup of two very special UK shows with NWOBHM giants, Saxon, which will take place on October 19th at the iconic Hammersmith in London and October 20th at the O2 Apollo in Manchester.

DIAMOND HEAD – LIVE:

9/21/2019 Hellfest – Clisson, FR

7/25-28/2019 Camp Bestival – East Lulworth, UK

7/25-27/2019 Rock & Blues Festival – Cambridge, UK

8/24/2019 Stonedeaf Festival – Newark, UK

10/19/2019 Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK w/ Saxon

10/20/2019 O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK w/ Saxon

11/07-10/2019 Hard Rock Hell Festival – Great Yarmouth, UK

11/29/2019 Winter Storm – Troon, UK

DIAMOND HEAD:

Brian Tatler – lead/rhythm guitars

Rasmus Bom Andersen – vocals

Karl Wilcox – drums

Andy “Abbz” Abberley – rhythm/lead guitars

Dean Ashton – bass, backing vocals

BAND INFO:

http://www.diamondheadofficial.com

http://www.facebook.com/DiamondHeadOfficial

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DIAMOND HEAD.

STONE.

BABYLON SHAKES – Release New Video

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

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Taken from the bands new album ‘Exile to the Velveteen Lounge’, sleaze powerhouse BABYLON SHAKES and HighVolMusic have released a new video for the track ‘Making a Million’.

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Track Listing:

“Making A Million”

“Sunset Striptease”

“Sin Parade”

“No Pictures Please”

“Velveteen Libertine”

“Silver Tongue Devil”

“Hardtimes”

“Die Pretty”

“Star In Your Eyes”

“Motel Lights”

BABYLON SHAKES – Tour Dates:

3/2/19      Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
3/8/19      Hermitage, TN @ Shooters
3/29/19    Atlanta, GA @ Firehouse at Center Stage Atlanta
4/6/19      Newark, DE @ Halftime Sports Bar & Music Venue
5/2/19      Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
5/11/19    Westville, NJ @ Hot Shots

For more information visit www.highvolmusic.com

LONG LIVE BABYLON SHAKES.

STONE.

Guitarist Damon Johnson (Black Star Riders/Brother Cane) To Release New Album

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 18, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Damon Johnson Kicks Off 2019 With New Release

MEMOIRS OF AN UPRISING

via Double Dragon Records

First Single “Shivering Shivering” Available 1/25

March 8th Album Available for Pre-Order Now

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January 18, 2019  – Today, Double Dragon Records reveals the artwork and release date for Memoirs of an Uprising, the self-produced new album from singer/songwriter/guitarist, Damon Johnson. The album is set for release on March 8, 2019 with pre-orders beginning January 25, 2019. Fans who pre-order Memoirs of an Uprising  will receive the album’s debut single, Shivering Shivering, as an instant grat track.  Orders for a limited edition Red Vinyl pressing of the album can be placed here.

After incredible runs with the bands he co-founded, Black Star Riders and 90’s chart toppers, Brother Cane, Damon Johnson found himself in spring of 2018 in a surprising position. Johnson had just completed a coast to coast tour with BSR supporting Judas Priest, as well as select reunion performances with Thin Lizzy, when he realized there were two things he couldn’t stop thinking about; his family and his music. Would 2019 finally be the year Johnson gives full focus to the music he kept hearing in his mind, composing an album, a true collection of songs that represented his personal vision, plus have the final say about his tour calendar? The answer was a resounding, YES!

Johnson explains, “After that Priest tour I was feeling anxious about some things: getting older, where my career would be in 10 years, how much time I was continually spending (mostly in foreign countries) away from my wife and our two youngest kids…plus I was sitting on a near completed solo album of the most honest music I’ve ever made. Ignoring some hard truths could not be a part of my deal anymore.” So Johnson made the decision to part ways with Black Star Riders, finish his album, and start over…this time completely on his own name.

The resulting album, Memoirs Of An Uprising is a collection that is both fierce and diverse – a powerful springboard for the musician to start his next chapter. Collaborating with his longtime friend and songwriter, Jim “Johnny Blade” Troglen, Johnson began assembling a group of songs in divergent tempos and grooves that appealed to his musical side and then laced them with lyrical themes of betrayal and revenge. “The first two songs we put together were “Shivering Shivering” and “Dallas Coulda Been A Beatdown” and I knew we were off to a great start,” says Johnson. Throughout Memoirs Of An Uprising there are musical events that are strictly meant to get bodies moving, like “Dallas…” and “Making Peace With This Wicked Beast.”  There are some truly challenged literary actors in “We Got A System” and “The World Keeps Spinning Round.” When it is suggested that this could be a concept album, Johnson says, “As much as I’d prefer to steer clear of that label, there is no denying these 10 songs can be consumed in one listen and feel like a complete story.”

Listen to sample of the thunderous first single, “Shivering Shivering”  HERE.

Album pre-order is available HERE.

Track Listing for Memoirs Of An Uprising:

Shivering Shivering

Dallas Coulda Been a Beatdown

Down on Me

We Got a System

Call It a Trade

Rage with Me

So Brutal

The World Keeps Spinning Round

Making Peace with This Wicked Beast

Glorious

With a busy year ahead, Johnson will perform his first shows of 2019  at the end of January and continue throughout the year. Partial listing below with more to come.

Tour Dates:

1/29 – New York NY – Iridium
1/30 – New York NY – Iridium
2/14 – Helena MT – Lewis & Clark
2/15 – Fresno CA – Tower Theater Lounge
5/8 – Nashville TN – The Basement East w/The Winery Dogs

Source: MAD Ink PR

LONG LIVE DAMON JOHNSON.

STONE.

KISS – 25 New Dates Added For End Of The Road Tour!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Just announced – 25 NEW dates added in the U.S. for the End Of The Road Tour!

VIP packages on sale 11/27 at 10am local, KISS Army pre-sale begins 11/28 at 9am local and general onsale begins 12/3 at 10am local.

Visit Kissonline.com for full dates and info.

LONG LIVE KISS.

STONE.

QUEENSRŸCHE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “THE VERDICT” / BAND ANNOUNCES SPRING HEADLINE U.S. TOUR!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From Queensrÿche facebook:

Bellevue, Washington – October 29, 2018 – Rock icons Queensrÿche have just announced their newest album “The Verdict” out March 1st via Century Media Records. The band’s forthcoming release was produced, mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA. Pre-orders and formats will be announced soon. In the meantime, the band has a Pledge pre-order campaign currently running here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/queensryche2

“I’m extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record,” states Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre about The Verdict. “The relentless dedication and hard work of everyone involved has been very rewarding. I am excited and looking forward to it no longer just belonging to us, but belonging to the world. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!”

Michael “Whip” Wilton (guitar) adds: “The Verdict is the most metal and the most progressive record we have made in a long time. I couldn’t possibly be more excited for everyone to hear this.”

To support The Verdict, Queensrÿche have also announced their spring U.S. headline tour today with special guests Fates Warning. The Cringe will be joining both bands on select dates. The tour will kick off on March 2nd in Orlando, making stops in major markets such as New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles, and will wrap on April 3rd in Seattle. The band recently finished a run supporting SCORPIONS this past September. For more information on upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website here: http://www.queensrycheofficial.com/tour-dates/

The Verdict follows the bands most recent release, Condition Hüman, received rave reviews from outlets such as Loudwire, KNAC, About.com, and more. The 2015 release debuted on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart at #5 with over 14,000 units sold first week and 100,000 albums sold globally to date.

Queensrÿche have secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts in the industry, selling over 30 million albums around the world across in the span of their 30-plus year career. Queensrÿche’s stone cold classic debut full-length, The Warning, and the badass monster sophomore release, Rage for Order, reignited the flames of heavy, progressive, melodic hard rock and metal. With the release of the band’s third album, Operation: Mindcrime, catapulted the band into mainstream success, single-handedly redefining the concept album and charged into the Top 40. A precision collection of near-perfect songs pushed landmark masterpiece Empire to triple platinum.

“Silent Lucidity”, off of the fourth LP, earned the band their second and third Grammy nominations, plus five nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Queensrÿche picked up the Viewer’s Choice Award. Following the massive success of Empire, the band released, Promised Land, which entered the charts at #3 and became another platinum selling record. Adding to their successes, Queensryche have dominated Rock Radio with hits like “Jet City Woman”, “Another Rainy Night (Without You)”, “Real World”, “I AM I”, “Bridge”, and “Sign of the Times”.

Now, with the band’s 16th full-length album on the way, Queensrÿche is looking to continue to dominate the heavy metal scene.

QUEENSRŸCHE – HEADLINE TOUR DATES:

March 02 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live

March 03 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

March 05 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

March 07 – Baltimore – Sound Stage*

March 08 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun^

March 09 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*

March 10 – Worcester, MA – Palladium*

March 12 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

March 13 – Detroit, MI – Diesel

March 14 – Chicago, IL – Concord

March 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

March 16 – Medina, MN – Medina Entertainment Center

March 17 – Davenport, IA – Rhythm City Casino Resort^

March 20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

March 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

March 22 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec

March 23 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey

March 26 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee

March 27 – San Diego – Observatory

March 28 – Los Angeles, CA- Fonda

March 29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

March 30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

April 2 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

April 3 – Seattle, WA – Neptune

*w/ support from The Cringe

^Queensrÿche only

For more info: Queensrÿche

LONG LIVE QUEENSRŸCHE.

LONG LIVE FATES WARNING.

STONE.

FAITHSEDGE – Fourth Studio Album Releases In First Quarter Of 2019!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Shown above: singer Giancarlo Floridia and Jeff Pogan at Costa Mesa studio.

Faithsedge is wrapping up the recording for their fourth album due 1st quarter of 2019

Fronted by singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia vocals were tracked by Jeff Pogan at Costa Mesa recording studios.

The album also marks the return of former Stryper bassist Tim Gaines holding up the rhythm section with Mr. Big / Ace Frehley drummer Matt Starr . Bass tracking was done in Arizona and drum tracking in Los Angeles.

Former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso will be doing all the guitar work for the album along with producing mixing and mastering of the album at The New Cube studios in Italy.

The album is promised to be a return to the melodic sounds of 80’s arena rock, also with a mix of progressive and metal.

For updates and info please check out:

http://faithsedgemusic.com/

LONG LIVE FAITHSEDGE.

STONE.

FASTER PUSSYCAT – Summer 2018 Tour Dates – With Special Guest Don Jamieson

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on June 3, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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FASTER PUSSYCAT kicks off their Summer 2018 tour at the world-famous Whiskey A Go Go, in their hometown of Hollywood, California, on June 15th. Special guest will be Don Jamieson. FASTER PUSSYCAT will be on the road in the USA right through the end of August! Whoa! Check out the tour flyer above to see if FASTER PUSSYCAT will be ROCKING in your stomping grounds! Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone.

For more info: Faster Pussycat

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FASTER PUSSYCAT.

STONE.

On This Day In AUTOGRAPH History – June 2nd… “Turn Up The Radio!”

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on June 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

June 2, 1985AUTOGRAPH‘s debut studio album, Sign In Please, was ranked at #57 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This glorious album of Heavy Metal thunder peaked at #29, on this respective albums chart.

Sign In Please has since been certified Gold and Platinum, by the RIAA. Source: https://www.riaa.com/

June 2, 1987AUTOGRAPH‘s third studio album, Loud And Clear, was ranked at #123 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This very cool album peaked at #108, on this respective albums chart. Whoa!

June 2, 2018AUTOGRAPH performs in Beaumont, California, at the Beaumont Cherry Festival; with Great White also on the bill. Hot damn!

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* For more info on AUTOGRAPH:

facebook: Autograph

http://www.autographband.com/

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Source for album chart positions:

https://www.billboard.com/archive/charts

LONG LIVE AUTOGRAPH.

Rest In Peace, Keni Richards.

Stone.

DORO “Forever Warriors, Forever United” – New Double Album Releases On August 17th, via Nuclear Blast!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 10, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From Nuclear Blast:

Forever Warriors, Forever United – 100 days to go until the release of DORO‘s highly anticipated new studio album. 100 days of waiting until the metal queen unleashes 25 (!) brand new songs, her first double album ever, upon the music world. But Forever Warriors, Forever United isn’t simply just a double album – it’s two new DORO records as one, which will be released as premium 2CD set and vinyl formats on August 17th, 2018 through Nuclear Blast.

On Forever Warriors, DORO channels her inner wild warrior, with tracks like ‘Bastardos’ or the first single ‘All For Metal’ (release: June 8th) affirming this. Her duet with Amon Amarth frontman Johan Hegg ‘If I Can’t Have You…’ is sure to bring any metal head to their knees. This is DORO like you’ve never heard her before!

Read more here: http://nblast.de/DoroWarriors

LONG LIVE DORO.

STONE.

JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE – Their Golden Ticket Contest To Win A VIP Backstage Experience Is On!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From the Jack Russell’s Great White facebook:

Do you own JRGW “He Saw It Comin”? Be the winner of a Golden Ticket! Jack Russell’s Great White is randomly giving away 4 Golden tickets that could be in a CD or Signed Vinyl. A Golden ticket will get you and a guest a VIP Backstage Experience at a show of your choice!

Click on the link www.jackrussellsgreatwhiteband.com to purchase your CD or Vinyl, or a bundle that includes a CD or Vinyl for your chance to win! Contest ends May 15, 2018.

Thank you for your support, and best of luck to you all!

***Contact Administration at the official Jack Russell’s Great White Facebook page to redeem your VIP Golden Experience Ticket! Transportation not included!***

LONG LIVE JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE.

STONE.

Every Mother’s Nightmare Announce Tour Dates

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Still Grindin’ Tour 2018

Memphis, Tennesse ‘longhaired country boys’ Every Mother’s Nightmare has released the first and second leg of their Still Grindin’ Tour in support of the latest release GRIND.

East Coast – May 1 – May 6
5/1/2018    Revolution Music Hall    Amityville, NY
5/2/2018    Blackthorn 51    Queens, NY
5/3/2018    The Vault    New Bedford, MA
5/4/2018    Little Theater    Springvale, ME
5/5/2018    TBA
5/6/2018    Cancun Cantina    Hanover, MD
5/12/2018  Rockhouse Live Fest (Midtown)   Memphis, TN

West Coast – June 20 – July 7
6/20/2018    BLK Live    Scottsdale, AZ
6/21/2018    Whiskey A Go Go    Hollywood, CA
6/22/2018    Fulton 55    Fresno, CA
7/1/2018      Studio Seven    Seattle, WA
7/6/2018      Liquid Joe’s    Salt Lake City, UT

More dates to be announced

GRIND was released on October 6th, 2017 via HighVolMusic and is receiving high praise and accolades by the media and music industry. In addition to the east and west coast runs, Every Mother’s Nightmare are working on  dates in the south as well as thru Texas before heading over to Europe in November.

EMN is currently working on a new video to be released in time for the May tour. As previously reported, original drummer Jim Phipps returned to the band back in October.

Source:

LONG LIVE EMN.

STONE.

ARMORED SAINT – Announces North American Tour; Band To Perform ‘Symbol Of Salvation’ In Its Entirety

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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This summer, ARMORED SAINT will embark on a North American tour commemorating their classic Symbol Of Salvation full-length. On this special thirteen-date run, the band will perform the record in its entirety, with select shows to be recorded for a live DVD. Support will be provided by label mates Act Of Defiance. See all confirmed dates below.

Frontman John Bush comments:Symbol Of Salvation! Arguably ARMORED SAINT‘s most important record. These songs came out of us being dropped from Chrysalis Records and finding out about guitarist Dave Prichard developing Leukemia. The songs took on a much more emotional meaning than any other previous record. We wrote songs of desperation like ‘Another Day’ and ‘Last Train Home,’ experimental tunes like ‘Tainted Past’ and ‘The Truth Always Hurts,’ and classic SAINT rockers like ‘Reign Of Fire,’ ‘Dropping Like Flies,’ and the title track. After Dave passed, the band regrouped with Phil and Jeff returning as the guitar tandem. It was a family again. Dave Jerden produced the record and this marked the beginning of Joey becoming the producer of the band. It’s going to be a memorable tour. Songs like ‘Burning Question’ and ‘Spineless’ we’ve never played live before. Come share it with us. Let’s make Dave proud.”

ARMORED SAINT w/ Act Of Defiance:

7/10/2018 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

7/11/2018 Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA

7/13/2018 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

7/14/2018 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

7/15/2018 Petite Campus – Montreal, QC

7/17/2018 Mod Club – Toronto, ON

7/18/2018 The Cambridge @ House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH

7/20/2018 Shelter – Detroit, MI

7/21/2018 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

7/22/2018 Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI

8/16/2018 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV

8/17/2018 Parish @ House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA

8/18/2018 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA

To further celebrate the legacy of this album, Metal Blade Records will reissue Symbol Of Salvation on CD and LP on May 18th. The LP will feature a vinyl remastering from Patrick W. Engel as part of the “Metal Blade Originals” series. Special treatment and 400-gram heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250-gram inserts guaranteed! The CD will include four bonus tracks. Preorder your copies now via Indie Merch, EMP, or eBay!

After being dropped by Chrysalis Records in 1988, ARMORED SAINT began writing for a new record and searched for a new label. During 1989, founding guitarist/songwriter Dave Prichard was diagnosed with Leukemia. In January 1990, Prichard was hospitalized for a bone marrow transplant but succumbed to the treatment, passing away on February 28th, 1990. By this time, the band was writing as a four-piece, with Dave being the sole guitarist; they had written twenty-five songs and demoed all of them.

Metal Blade Records CEO/founder Brian Slagel approached ARMORED SAINT and offered a recording deal in late spring of 1990. They regrouped with original guitarist Phil Sandoval and Jeff Duncan, who was hired as a touring guitarist during a 1989 tour with King Diamond. The recording of this new album – which would become Symbol Of Salvation – began in the winter of 1990 with producer Dave Jerdan (Alice In Chains, Janes Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and it was engineered by Brain Carlstrom (Alice In Chains, The Offspring, Rob Zombie). During recording, the band used a guitar solo from a demo track played by Dave, and included it on the song “Tainted Past.”

ARMORED SAINT toured with the likes of The Scorpions, Suicidal Tendencies, Wrathchild America, Sepultura, and more, in support of Symbol Of Salvation. Now, in 2018, the band brings back these classic tracks to the live setting, for fans to enjoy once again, in honor of Dave’s memory.

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Source:

* For more ARMORED SAINT info:

http://www.armoredsaint.com
http://www.facebook.com/thearmoredsaint
http://www.twitter.com/thearmoredsaint
http://www.instagram.com/thearmoredsaint

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

LONG LIVE ACT OF DEFIANCE.

REST IN PEACE, DAVE PRICHARD.

STONE.

REVOLVER RELEASES FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 ISSUE FEATURING JUDAS PRIEST’S ROB HALFORD

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, magazines, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 21, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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COVER STORY ACCOMPANIED BY JUDAS PRIEST X REVOLVER CAPSULE STREETWEAR COLLECTION

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Feb. 21, 2018, NEW YORK – Revolver’s February/March 2018 issue arrives on newsstands today, featuring one of hard rock’s most iconic front men, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford (https://www.revolvermag.com/music/rob-halford-judas-priests-new-album-legacy-metal-leather-pushing-boundaries).

“I remember sitting with Glenn and Richie and talking about what we wanted this record to have in it,” says Halford to Revolver writer Steve Appleford. “And we wanted to make the heaviest, most classic-feeling record that we could possibly do for 2018, representing Priest as a band that’s been around for four decades, but at the same time, bring something fresh.”

The cover story is accompanied by the release of an extremely limited-edition Revolver x Judas Priest streetwear collection. The collection, which features a hoodie and long sleeve tee, is available exclusively via revolvermag.com (https://shop.revolvermag.com/collections/judas-priest-x-revolver-collaboration).

The new issue also features interviews with Maryland hardcore act Turnstile, The Great Frog jewelry maker Imogen Lehtonen, NASA navigator Paul F. Thompson and how his early years listening to metal shaped his future, Swedish goth rockers Tribulation, a look back at Pantera’s 1991 visit to Moscow for Monsters of Rock, and an interview with shredder/berserker Zakk Wylde.

New video content available via Revolvermag.com:

* Rob Halford, Lyric Dissector – Rob Halford walks us through a line-by-line examination of “Lightning Strike,” the debut single from Judas Priest’s forthcoming record, Firepower. The iconic vocalist unpacks the metaphors that he employs to tell a story of resisting divisive, fear-based manipulation at the hands of authority figures, reveals his deep connection to these issues and explains his view of Priest’s community of “metal maniacs” as a unifying force that can help people overcome personal difficulties.

https://www.revolvermag.com/rob-halford-on-judas-priest-lightning-strike-lyrics

*Chris Gregson (Blood Wizard), Ride The Lightning – Chris Gregson discusses his passion for metal and skateboarding, and hits some of his favorite skate spots for a day of shredding with a few of his rowdiest Blood Wizard crew mates.

https://www.revolvermag.com/premium-video/culture/see-chris-gregson-and-blood-wizard-crew-skate-hard-raise-hell-stoner-riffs

*Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach interviews Baroness’ John Baizley, Flex Your Head – Killswitch Engage front man Jesse Leach interviews Baroness’ John Baizley in a discussion about overcoming tragedy, Baizley’s passion for visual art as well as music, and how Baroness evolves “outwards like from a radial point, rather than forward.”

https://www.revolvermag.com/premium-video/music/see-killswitch-engage-baroness-singers-talk-art-bus-accident-moving-forward

About Revolver:
Revolver is North America’s leading hard rock and metal media brand. Founded 17 years ago, in both print and digital, it has provided its readers with unmatched access to the biggest bands in heavy music as well as the scene’s most important up-and-comers. Artists from Black Sabbath and Nine Inch Nails to Tool and Slipknot have appeared on its cover, and Revolver was an early champion of bands including Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Gojira, Volbeat and Code Orange. In 2009, the outlet ushered in the concept of a magazine-driven awards show in North America with the Revolver music awards, which, over the ensuing years, hosted performances and appearances by Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp, Dave Grohl, Nicolas Cage, Jack Black, Dillinger Escape Plan and many more. The show aired on VH1 Classic, AXS TV and Xbox Live, and live-streamed on Facebook and Amazon.

Source:

LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

STONE.

THE DEAD DAISIES – New Studio Album “Burn It Down” Releases On April 6th!

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , on February 10, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From The Dead Daisies facebook:

Our new album is called ‘Burn It Down’ and will hit the shelves worldwide on April 6th!

For all the info on this upcoming record, check out: http://thedeaddaisies.com/burn-it-down/

We’re coming to a town near you! Head over to http://thedeaddaisies.com/tour2018/ for all the latest tour dates and get your tickets!

ROCK IS ALIVE AND WELL!
The Dead Daisies

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THE DEAD DAISIES:

Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio)

John Corabi (Mötley Crüe/The Scream)

Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake)

Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English)

David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink)

LONG LIVE THE DEAD DAISIES.

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STRYPER TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM, “GOD DAMN EVIL,” APRIL 20TH

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From: Nashville Publicity Group:

Friday, February 9, 2018 — Iconic rock band STRYPER will celebrate their 35th anniversary with the upcoming release of their 10th studio album, God Damn Evil, due April 20, 2018 from Frontiers Music SRL. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, the band returns with their most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal sound that earned them a worldwide fan base.

God Damn Evil is available now for pre-order at all major retailers including Amazon and iTunes. Limited edition pre-order offers are also available (see below).

Fans were initially introduced to the new album title and cover art via a social media post on February 5th, which quickly went viral causing a significant amount of conversation from STRYPER fans.

“We thought long and hard about this title,” says Michael in response to thousands of fan comments. “It was actually considered quite a few years ago and it just didn’t feel like the right time. Now, with all the evil in the world that we see around us on a daily basis, it made perfect sense. It’s a very bold statement yet a prayer asking God to damn/condemn evil. Nothing more, nothing less.”

God Damn Evil is the first release since the recent addition of bass player Perry Richardson, who joins original members Michael Sweet (vocals and guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar). Perry is best known as a founding member of the multi-platinum band Firehouse.

STRYPER fans are getting their first look into the upcoming album with today’s release of the epic lyric video for the song, “Take It To The Cross.” View the Lyric video here: https://youtu.be/OWvdLnP8m3I or below:

“’Take It To The Cross’ is our answer to many fans asking us to do something a little heavier and even bordering on thrash,” says Michael. “The verses are heavy with a vocal and lyric delivery that’s bold and relevant yet the chorus kicks in with a fast, thrashy vibe. We brought in Matt Blanchard (Act of Defiance / Shadows Fall) to handle the vocal growl on the choruses and the end vamp. This song is 100% high octane.”

“Take It To The Cross” can be streamed at Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc. Those links available HERE: http://radi.al/GodDamnEvil.

Rocking since 1984, STRYPER is responsible for such classic ’80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, STRYPER is the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990’s, STRYPER returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.

God Damn Evil is the follow-up to STRYPER’s ninth studio album, Fallen (Frontiers Music SRL), which released in 2015 and debuted at the top of the Billboard charts. 2016’s 30th Anniversary To Hell With The Devil Tour saw record crowds and featured the band’s largest sound and lighting production in nearly two decades.

STRYPER will return to the road this year, kicking off the God Damn Evil World Tour at the at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy on April 28th. Tour dates will be posted as confirmed at http://www.stryper.com/Tour/tour.html.

“We all see and hear the darkness that surrounds us in our society but with faith and love, we’ll always have hope,” says Michael. “That’s what STRYPER is all about – powerful music and a message that builds foundations, not walls. We couldn’t be more excited about God Damn Evil as it showcases our undying love for what we do and why we do it.

Track Listing for God Damn Evil:
1. Take It To The Cross
2. Sorry
3. Lost
4. God Damn Evil
5. You Don’t Even Know Me
6. The Valley
7. Sea Of Thieves
8. Beautiful
9. Can’t Live Without Your Love
10. Own Up
11. The Devil Doesn’t Live Here

Pre-order HERE: https://stores.portmerch.com/stryper/

For more information, visit http://www.stryper.com.

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

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BONFIRE – To Release New Album “Temple Of Lies” On April 13th, via AFM Records!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 7, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

Few German rock acts can look back at as long and successful a career as BONFIRE. Counting their predecessor – a group called Cacumen, which was also founded by Hans Ziller and featured more or less the same line-up – the band has been around since 1972, has operated under its current moniker since 1986 and released more than two dozen albums. During the most successful phase of their career, Bonfire counted – alongside the Scorpions and Accept – among Germany’s three internationally most acclaimed acts, celebrating major success all over Europe and worldwide. Bonfire’s trademarks are and have always been deeply melodic hard rock songs, driven by captivating guitars, grooving rhythms and haunting vocal melodies. All the features that came together so perfectly on their most popular releases Fireworks (1987), Point Blank (1989) and Branded (2011) are present on their current release Temple Of Lies.

Thanks to their new vocalist Alexx Stahl, who joined the fold two years ago, and a first-rate line-up on all instruments, the band’s creativity explodes on Temple Of Lies and is bound to wow a younger generation of rock music fans, too.

“We were extremely lucky to find Alexx,” offers guitarist Hans Ziller in explanation of the group’s current creative and musical high. “He’s a team player who looks after his voice in a totally professional way and treats it like the important tool that it is. He doesn’t smoke and prepares optimally for every show. In addition, Alexx is a really nice guy. Being at the helm of the band, I couldn’t be happier to have him in the band.” Ziller is just as enthusiastic about his rhythm section consisting of bassist Ronnie Parkes and drummer Tim Breideband (“they seem to have reinvented the groove”), and of course guitarist Frank Pané (“one of the most awesome musicians I’ve ever worked with”). Ziller: “With this line-up, we’ll be able to increase the hardness level of our material whenever we feel like it. Numbers such as ‘Temple Of Lies’ and ‘Stand Or Fall’ wouldn’t have been possible with previous line-ups.”

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It’s not only the occasionally tougher pace that impresses on Temple Of Lies (produced by Hans Ziller at the Flatliners Recording Studios in Ingolstadt) from the first to the very last note, but also the album’s diverse high-quality songwriting in general. Driving midtempo tracks (‘Feed The Fire’, ‘On The Wings Of An Angel’, ‘Fly Away’, ‘Crazy Over You’) support the aforementioned uptempo rock numbers and are expertly broken up by the ballad ‘Comin` Home’ and ‘I Help You Hate Me’, which surprises with a reggae groove verse. Temple Of Lies kicks off with the intro ‘In The Beginning’, featuring American voice actor David Michael Williamson (Lord of the Rings). So the fun factor is back in the Bonfire camp, manifesting itself also in the 20-minute bonus track ‘Friedensreich II. – The Return Of The Zünsler Into The T.O.L.’, a humorous sound collage which frequently brings to mind Frank Zappa. The programmatic album title and expressive cover artwork prove that Ziller & Co also live up to their responsibility as socially aware musicians, taking to task “the lies of our world and politicians”. No doubt about it: Temple Of Lies sees Bonfire live up not only to their own history.

“Temple Of Lies” – Tracklisting:

01. In The Beginning
02. Temple Of Lies
03. On The Wings Of An Angel
04. Feed The Fire (Like The Bonfire)
05. Stand Or Fall
06. Comin’ Home
07. I’ll Never Be Loved By You
08. Fly Away
09. I Help You Hate Me
10. Crazy Over You

Bonus Tracks on Digipak:
11. Comin’ Home (Extended Acoustic Version)
12. Friedensreich – Let The Madness Continue (Director’s Cut)

Source:

https://www.afm-records.de/en/

LONG LIVE BONFIRE.

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NEWMACHINE Checks In From The Studio

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 4, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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New Album ‘Full Circle’

HighVolMusic recording artist NEWMACHINE is wrapping up the recording of their sophomore effort due out late Spring 2018. Final tracks are being recorded and then mixing/mastering begins. The new album titled ‘Full Circle’, is being recorded/engineered by Bo Davis with mixing by Chris Presnell, and mastering still to be determined. “We are looking at a few different mastering engineers, Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, Anthony Focx who also happens to be signed to the same label as we are, and our label is reaching out to Maor Applebaum in L.A.. Maor did the new Snake Eyes Seven record and it is fantastic!” says vocalist Ashton Blake.

‘Full Circle’ will contain 10 tracks of high energy rock. Below is a demo clip from Sonic Recording Studio of the band working on the new track ‘Master of My Fate’.

NEWMACHINE has also finalized their lineup with Ashton Blake (vocals), A.D. Zimmer (bass), Ryche Green (drums), Bo Davis (keys, B3), Steve Cummings (guitar), Lorenzo DelVecchio (guitar).

The band will be performing at 80’s in the Park on February 16th-18th and then again on February 24th with Jefferson Starship at Center For The Arts Of Bonita Springs. A special guest will be on stage with NEWMACHINE for the show on the 24th, details to follow.

For more details on NEWMACHINE visit their new website at www.newmachineband.com.

Source:

LONG LIVE NEW MACHINE.

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SONS OF APOLLO – February Tour Dates And 2018 Festival Dates

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From Sons Of Apollo facebook:

Sons Of Apollo – 2018 Tour Dates:

Feb 3rd thru 8th – Cruise To The Edge
Feb 9th – Miami, FL – Magic City Casino (Monsters of Rock Cruise Pre Party)
Feb 11th – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Feb 12th – Atlanta, GA – Variety Theater
Feb 13th – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Feb 15th – Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independants
Feb 16th – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Feb 17th – Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory
Feb 18th – Joliet, IL – The Forge

2018 Festival Dates:

June 22nd – Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 23rd – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
June 24th – Milan, Italy – Teatro Degli Arcimbodi
June 30th – Barcelona, Spain – Be Prog My Friend
July 1st – Maidstone, England – Rambling Man Festival
July 14th – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo MetalFest

Aug 3rd – Germany – Wacken
Aug 18th – Warsaw, Poland – Prog In Park II

Sept 22nd – Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Roman Amphitheater
(A Very Special Evening with SONS OF APOLLO & the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony including a COVERS Set!)

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* For more info: Sons Of Apollo

LONG LIVE SONS OF APOLLO.

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THE GOLDEN GRASS – Psychedelic Retro Rock Power Trio To Release “Absolutely” Full-Length Via Listenable Records This Spring

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Brooklyn, New York’s THE GOLDEN GRASS is free-wheelin’, good-time rock ‘n’ roll band manifesting a soulful mix of heavy-country-funk-boogie and progressive-psychedelic-freakbeat. The group effortlessly draws their influence from a time when rock ruled the world as if they truly are from that “Golden” era. But their gift to us is in The Now, and it is an epic, soulful, and hard-hitting maelstrom of anthemic and tough-swinging aural delights.

Described the UK’s NME of the band accurately, “Straight from the summer of 1970, hell-bent on picking up where Hendrix and co. left off, THE GOLDEN GRASS majestically encapsulates the timeless feel of their ’60’s/’70’s influence.” Nodding to the likes of such American rock legends as The James Gang, The Allman Brothers, and Grand Funk Railroad, the soulful British psych/mod of The Move, The Pretty Things, and The Action, and the heavy umph of Budgie, Blue Cheer and Blackfoot, THE GOLDEN GRASS synthesizes their influences into a seamless, memorable, and high-energy performance. Kerrang hailed the band’s, “sunburst anthems, rainbow brightness, heat-haze psychedelia,” while Classic Rock commended a band that, “grooves away in a manner of The Who via ’60s New York,” adding, “Heavy, Black Sabbathish riffs grow into spacy jams…But it’s their capacity for swinging rock’ n’ roll that gives them serious charm.”

THE GOLDEN GRASS will release their third full-length, titled Absolutely, this Spring via Listenable Records. An eight-track sonic adventure steeped in psychedelic flavored blues riffs, the mind-warping fantasy of early progressive/jazz rock, a pulsating British freakbeat/mod sound, heavy doses of proto-metal power, funk, sou, and a southern rock edge, Absolutely is undoubtedly the band’s strongest, most accomplished offering to date.

Absolutely will see North American release on April 6th via Listenable Records with teaser tracks, preorders, and further info to be announced in the coming weeks.

Absolutely Track Listing:

  1. Catch Your Eye
  2. Show Your Hand
  3. Never You Mind
  4. Runaway
  5. Walk Along
  6. The Spell
  7. Out On The Road
  8. Begging The Question

THE GOLDEN GRASS – Discography:

456thDiv. – Cassette EP

One More Time / Tornado 7″ EP

A Curious Case / The Pilgrim 7″ EP

Realisations 11″ EP

The Golden Grass (Svart Records)

Coming Back Again (Listenable Records)

Absolutely (Listenable Records)

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Source:

* For more band/label info:

http://www.facebook.com/thegoldengrass

http://www.twitter.com/TheeGoldenGrass

http://www.thegoldengrass.bandcamp.com

http://www.listenable.net

LONG LIVE THE GOLDEN GRASS.

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M3 ROCK FESTIVAL 2018 – 10th Anniversary – Lineup Of Bands And More Info

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 31, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From M3 Rock Festival facebook:

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF M3 ROCK FESTIVAL AT MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION

THE M3 SOUTHERN ROCK CLASSIC RETURNS FOR THE SECOND YEAR

OFFICIAL M3 KIX-OFF PARTY & CONCERT FRIDAY, MAY 4
2018 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL SATURDAY, May 5
2018 M3 SOUTHERN ROCK CLASSIC, May 6

2-Day, 3-Day and VIP Packages on sale Friday, February 2 10am EST through ticketfly.com
If available, Single-Day Tickets on-sale in the coming weeks

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* For more festival info:

M3 Rock Festival

LONG LIVE THE M3 ROCK FESTIVAL.

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