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CORONATUS: “Terra Incognita” Tracklist Available

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Germany’s double female fronted Gothic Symphonic Metal sextet CORONATUS is going to release its new album “Terra Incognita” on Massacre Records, (November 18th, 2011).

“Terra Incognita” was produced, mixed and mastered by Markus Stock at the Tonstudio E.

With “Terra Incognita“ a new phase of the band’s history has been started and it takes the willing listener on a unique musical journey!

Lukasz Jaszak is responsible for the artwork and the cover.

Terra Incognita – Track List:

01. Saint Slayer

02. Fernes Land

03. A Dead Man‘s Tale

04. Sie Steh’n Am Weg

05. Vor der Schlacht

06. Hateful Affection

07. In Signo Crucis Trilogy I: Der Kleriker

08. In Signo Crucis Trilogy II: Das Zweite Gesicht

09. In Signo Crucis Trilogy III: In Signo Crucis

10. Der Letzte Freund

11. Traumzeit

12. Terra Incognita

13. Mein Herz (Live At Roehre Stuttgart 2011)

14. Kristallklares Wasser (Live Version) [* Japanese Edition]

(Source: Massacre Records)

* For more info on CORONATUS, click on the links below:

CORONATUS – Official Website

MASSACRE RECORDS

LONG LIVE CORONATUS.

Stone.

CORONATUS – “Fernes Land” Music Video Is Beauty And The Metal! New Album “Terra Incognita” Releases November 18th, 2011 On Massacre Records

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, melodic metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, music videos, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

CORONATUS – Releasing on November 18th, 2011, on Massacre Records, is the new studio album from the German Gothic Metal band Coronatus: Terra Incognita. Below is the music video for Fernes Land and I’m digging it a Metal ton. It’s those beautiful vocals from those two beautiful gals that seals the deal for me! Mareike Makosch (Alto Voice) and Lady Ada Flechtner (Rock Soprano) come across as relaxed and ultra talented with this duet. The guitar solo kicks some serious ass too.

This is one fantastic band to keep your ears out for and support! Listen and watch the music video below for Fernes Land, hopefully you might dig it as much as I do.

* The North American release date for Terra Incognita is December 6th, 2011.

* For more info on CORONATUS, click on the link below:

CORONATUS – Official Website

MASSACRE RECORDS

LONG LIVE CORONATUS.

Stone.

NIGHTWISH – “Storytime” Teaser Video Released!

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , , on October 28, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

NIGHTWISH – Do you dare to take a first step into the Imaginaerum? Click HERE! In another teaser video, Tuomas gives some insight into the making of Nightwish’s new album. You can also take a first peek at behind-the-scenes footage from the film set! Check out the video at THIS location! The first single “Storytime” will be released on November 11th. “Imaginaerum” is set for release on December 2nd, 2011. For more infos, check www.nightwish.com / www.nuclearblast.de/nightwish

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

LONG LIVE NIGHTWISH.

Stone.

My Black Light – “Detriny” Music Video: Watch It Now! “Human Maze” Debut Album Releases October 28th, 2011 On Massacre Records

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 22, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

MY BLACK LIGHT – Releasing on October 28th, 2011, is the debut studio album Human Maze from (Milano) Italy’s Dark/Gothic Metal band: My Black Light. Signed to Massacre Records, My Black Light is fronted by the vibrant and vocally talented Monica Primo. With a sensational band behind Monica, My Black Light mixes in melodic and progressive elements with an epic feel to their songs, with Detriny being a song to catch onto. Check out the live music video below for Detriny, courtesy of Massacre Records!

* Album Cover artwork by Jan Yrlund /Darkgrove Design

My Black Light:        

Monica Primo (Vocals)

Rodolfo Coda Bertetto (Keyboards & Vocals)

Marco Peraldo ( Bass Guitar)

Edoardo Giordani ( Drums)

Emanuele Rossi (Lead Guitar)

Human Maze – Track Listing:

Energy Core 

Being Human 

Detriny 

The Abstainer 

Noise for Sale 

Inner World 

Deadline 

A Lie for Eternity 

Ideal 

Guiding Light 

Ti Sento 

Un-Break MY Heart

* For more info on MY BLACK LIGHT, click on the links below:

My Black Light – facebook

www.massacre-records.com

http://www.facebook.com/massacrerecordseurope

 LONG LIVE MY BLACK LIGHT.

Stone.

My Black Light – Free Song Download From Their Forthcoming Album “Human Maze”, Courtesy Of Massacre Records!

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

MY BLACK LIGHT – A Dark/Goth Metal band that is on the rise and one that you should be on the lookout for is My Black Light. Combining both Progressive and Epic Metal influences as well, this Milano, Italy export may just be the Metal ear candy you’ve been searching for! Fronted by the beautiful Monica Primo, (see photo below), My Black Light will be seeing their debut album Human Maze being released on October 28th, 2011, via Massacre Records. Below is the info on where and how to get a free song download courtesy of Massacre Records:

Get a FREE song from MY BLACK LIGHT’s upcoming album at our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/massacrerecordseurope

You’ll find the download at the “FREE Stuff” tab below our profile picture. It will be available for 7 days, enjoy!

For more info and pre-listening on My Black Light – Human Maze, click on the link below:

www.massacre-records.com


Monica Primo – Vocalist/My Black Light

LONG LIVE MY BLACK LIGHT.

Stone.

DEATHSTARS – To Release Brand New Song “METAL” Via iTunes, Reveal Best Of Cover & Track Listing, Supporting RAMMSTEIN On Upcoming Tour!

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, industrial metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 9, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Swedish Death Glam icons DEATHSTARS will release the brand new single METAL on October 14, 2011 via iTunes. METAL is one of two new songs which will be featured on the bands upcoming best of compilation The Greatest Hits On Earth which will be released physically and digitally on November 4, 2011 via Nuclear Blast! Both new songs showcase the future musical direction of the next DEATHSTARS release.

The tracklist reads as follows:

DEATHSTARS – The Greatest Hits On Earth

01. Death Is Wasted On The Dead (previously unreleased)
02. METAL (previously unreleased)
03. Death Dies Hard
04. Blitzkrieg
05. Motherzone
06. Synthetic Generation
07. Tongues
08. Blood Stains Blondes
09. Cyanide
10. New Dead Nation
11. The Mark Of The Gun
12. Chertograd
13. Semi-Automatic
14. Syndrome
15. Play God
16. Opium

DEATHSTARS are also confirmed as direct support to German industrial heavyweights RAMMSTEIN in November/December 2011:

06.11. SK – Bratislava – Zimmy Stadion Ondreja Nepelu
08.11. CRO Zagreb – Arena
10.11. H Budapest – Sportarena
12.11. CZ Prag – O2 Arena
14.11. PL Danzig – Ergo Arena
15.11. PL Danzig – Ergo Arena
17.11. D Leipzig – Arena
18.11. D Leipzig – Arena
20.11. D München – Olympiahalle
21.11. D Friedrichshafen – Rothaus Halle
23.11. A Wien – Stadthalle
25.11. D Berlin – O2 World
26.11. D Berlin – O2 World
28.11. D Hamburg – O2 World
29.11. D Bremen – Arena
01.12. F Straßburg – Zénith
02.12. LUX Luxemburg – Rockhal
04.12. D Düsseldorf – ISS Dome
05.12. D Düsseldorf – ISS Dome
06.12. D Düsseldorf – ISS Dome
08.12. D Frankfurt – Festhalle
09.12. D Frankfurt – Festhalle
10.12. D Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle
12.12. CH Zürich – Hallenstadion
14.12. D Berlin – O2 World
15.12. D Berlin – O2 World

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

* For more info on DEATHSTARS, click on the link below:

DEATHSTARS – facebook

LONG LIVE DEATHSTARS.

LONG LIVE RAMMSTEIN.

Stone.

GRAVEWORM – First Album Trailer For “Fragments Of Death” Online Now!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

The Italian Dark Metal outfit GRAVEWORM have uploaded the first album trailer for the upcoming record “Fragments Of Death”. Stefano Fiori is talking about the recordings and the cover artwork of this new masterpiece!

Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcypFcy7rnY and stay tuned for more.

The album was recorded in July 2011 at the “Dream Sound Studios” in Munich, and mastered by Jan Vacik. The songs are about the death in its thousand faces, which is also reflected in the album title and cover art. Musically, the album can be seen as a mixture of the best of the last four records, with some old school roots and definitive darker than its predecessors.

“Fragments Of Death” will be out at October, 21, 2011 via Nuclear Blast.

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

* For more info on GRAVEWORM, click on the link below:

GRAVEWORM – facebook

LONG LIVE GRAVEWORM.

Stone.

GRAVEWORM – TRACKLIST AND ARTWORK OF NEW ALBUM “FRAGMENTS OF DEATH” ANNOUNCED

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

GRAVEWORM are back – and almost back to the roots! The Italian dark metal outfit delivers once again a melodic, mystic and dark masterpiece. The sequel to the successful “Diabolical Figures” album from 2009 will be called: “Fragments of Death”.

Now, the band announced the tracklist and the artwork of the upcoming album:

01. Insomnia
02. Only Death In Our Wake
03. Absence Of Faith
04. Living Nightmare
05. The World Will Die In Flames
06. 不安の中で (Anxiety)
07. See No Future
08. The Prophecy
09. Remembrance
10. Old Forgotten Song
11. Where Angels Do Not Fly

BONUS TRACK:
12. Awake

Stephano Fiori (vocalist) commended the new album:

“For me, the cover artwork reflects exactly the lyrics. The album generally deals with the topic of death. So the fragments are pieces of the puzzle of death. Each one of the songs represents a way to die. For example, song 6 is about the happenings in Japan. Other songs are about war, which sadly still exists in this world these days. We’re all influenced by all of these proceedings. Be it that you’re confronted with them yourself, you know someone who is, or you see it in the media. The angel of death on the cover is made of pieces of the puzzle, the so-called elements of death…”

Cover artist Daniel Hofer states:

“When the band presented the new album’s title and the contentual orientation to me, a concrete picture came to my mind quite quickly. An angel of death, rising from one dimension and returning to his former strength. The ´fragments´of this angel of death are both depicted as shards and pieces of a puzzle – this image can be found throughout the whole booklet. The basic idea for the cover can be transferred to the band’s musical return to their roots and can be compared to the quite well-behaved angel that could be seen on the (N)Utopia cover who returns now as a corrupted messenger of death. After “Diabolical Figures”, it was a very nice and productive cooperation again and I’m happy that the band agreed on me as the designer once more.”

“Fragments Of Death” will be out at October, 21, 2011 via Nuclear Blast.

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

* For more info on GRAVEWORM, click on the link below:

GRAVEWORM – facebook

LONG LIVE GRAVEWORM.

Stone.

DEATHSTARS CONFIRMED TO SUPPORT RAMMSTEIN ON THEIR 2011 LEG “MADE IN GERMANY 1995-2011” TOUR, RELEASE NEW SINGLE IN OCTOBER!

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Sweden’s finest DEATHSTARS is supporting RAMMSTEIN on the 2011 leg of their “Made In Germany 1995-2011” Tour and will release a brand new single in October.

DEATHSTARS has a decade of debauchery under their belt. The music – which has been synonymous with darkness, sex, leather and glitter – is based upon the fusion of power, aggression and straight forward rock.

”It’s of course a fantastic thing to go on tour with a brilliant band like RAMMSTEIN. We are eager to hit the stages in Europe to spread the raw dark power of DEATHSTARS. It’s simply a great package.” comments vocalist and frontman Whiplasher Bernadotte.

The success of their second album ”Termination Bliss” and their latest full length release ”Night Electric Night” threw the boys of death to the very stars.

Currently the band is in studio to record the first music of the coming album.

The new single will be released through Nuclear Blast Records late October, and the “Made In Germany 1995-2011” together with RAMMSTEIN starts November 6.

06.11. SK Bratislava – Zimmy Stadion Ondreja Nepelu

08.11. CR Zagreb – Arena

10.11. HU Budapest – Sportarena

12.11. CZ Prag – O2 Arena

14.11. PL Danzig – Ergo Arena

15.11. PL Danzig – Ergo Arena

17.11. D Leipzig – Arena

18.11. D Leipzig – Arena

20.11. D München – Olympiahalle

21.11. D Friedrichshafen – Rothaus Halle

23.11. A Wien – Stadthalle

25.11. D Berlin – O2 World

26.11. D Berlin – O2 World

28.11. D Hamburg – O2 World

29.11. D Bremen – Arena

01.12. F Straßburg – Zénith

02.12. LUX Luxemburg – Rockhal

04.12. D Düsseldorf – ISS Dome

05.12. D Düsseldorf – ISS Dome

06.12. D Düsseldorf – ISS Dome

08.12. D Frankfurt – Festhalle

09.12. D Frankfurt – Festhalle

10.12. D Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle

12.12. CH Zürich – Hallenstadion

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

LONG LIVE DEATHSTARS.

LONG LIVE RAMMSTEIN.

Stone.

ARVEN – Music Of Light: Pre-Listening Of New Album On Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, melodic metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

ARVEN – The debut of the German all-girl band with male drummer. Artwork by Jan Yrlund (Imperia, Korpiklaani, Impaled Nazarene, Stratovarius, Sirenia). Symphonic Metal, like Blind Guardian or Epica meets Gothic and Melodic Metal in the vein of Leaves Eyes or Edenbridge.

Stone Says:

A combination of Symphonic and Melodic Metal, fused with Extreme Metal vocals, makes ARVEN a Metal band to hear and watch! Germany has once again bred another fine band that solidly represents our beloved Metal genre.

Listen to samples of the new debut album from ARVEN here www.massacre-records.com. Titled Music Of Light, this album is set for release on September 23rd, 2011, on Massacre Records.

* For more info on ARVEN, click on the link below:

ARVEN – myspace music

LONG LIVE ARVEN.

Stone.

Fools For Rowan – To Share And Rock Hometown Stage With Evanescence

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, gothic metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

LOS ANGELES, CA – On August 17th the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee will host local rockers, Fools For Rowan, and worldwide superstars Evanescence. The 1661 maximum capacity sign will surely be put in jeopardy, at the historic auditorium, as this is Evanescence’s only U.S tour date this year. Fools For Rowan are more than an adequate opening act and are sure to prove to everyone in attendance that they are very capable of being headliners.

Fools For Rowan have most recently been in rotation on Nashville’s independent radio station, Lightning 100, and played the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest earlier this month. Their debut album, Twisted. Tied Up. Tangled as well as their energetic live sets have launched Fools For Rowan on the road to Rock and Roll stardom and has allowed for them to open for artists such as Sick Puppies, Halestorm, Gin Blossoms, Trapt, Adelitas Way and many more.

While Fools For Rowan are teetering with mass U.S appeal, Evanescence are a full fledge musical phenomenon. With over 20 million records sold worldwide and two Grammys to their name; Evanescence is characterized by singer Amy Lee’s masterful melodies and pristine piano.

Fools For Rowan are lead by Erin Mullins‘ soaring vocals, Ryan Harrison Nanney and Rachel Brandsness guitar riffs and the tight battery of Aaron Elliot (bass) and Jordan Cullen (drums). The kinetic quintet continues to tour relentlessly throughout the U.S, winning over audiences and continuing to spread the power of Rock and Roll.

“We’ve been rocking out to Evanescence for years,” the band has said, “So to share the stage with rock heavyweights like them is an honor. It’s better than Christmas!”

(Source: LAFAMOS PR & Branding)

Tickets to the show can be purchased HERE.

Buy Fools For Rowan’s new album oniTunes!

For more information on Fools For Rowan please visit their website at www.FoolsForRowan.com


LONG LIVE FOOLS FOR ROWAN.

LONG LIVE EVANESCENCE.

STONE.

Sarah Jezebel Deva – First Video From New Solo Album “The Corruption Of Mercy” Now Streaming On Singers Official Website

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

The first video from renowned siren Sarah Jezebel Deva’s newest solo album, The Corruption Of Mercy, is now streaming on the singer’s official website. The video for The World Won’t Hold Your Hand was shot at Murder Miles Studios in London by David Kenny, whose previous works include videos for Trigger The Bloodshed and The Dead Lay Waiting, as well as SJD’s first video: A Sign Of The Sublime. Visit SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA – Official Website to check it out.

Her second solo effort, The Corruption Of Mercy marks the singer’s first release for Listenable Records. Already flying  off the shelves in Europe, plans are in place to unleash this masterpiece, which blends beauty and aggression in ways never before explored, in North America soon.

(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA, click on the links below:

SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA – Official Website

SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA – myspace music

Sarah Jezebel Deva – Official facebook

LISTENABLE RECORDS

LONG LIVE SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA.

Stone.

Sarah Jezebel Deva – “The Corruption Of Mercy”: Atop The List Of Must Have Metal Albums For 2011

Posted in gothic metal, gothic metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Sarah Jezebel Deva – The sophomore studio release The Corruption Of Mercy, (June 27, 2011 via Listenable Records), from Sarah Jezebel Deva is an enormous leap forward for this strikingly talented front woman. The band assembled for this album is a driving Metal force behind it’s foreseeable success as well. Under her solo name, Sarah Jezebel Deva is a touring band and one that has created a Metal album that should be atop the list of must haves for 2011. Who exactly must have The Corruption Of Mercy? Anyone who cares about, admires and wants to hear solid song writing, excellent musicianship and exemplary vocals should wrap their eardrums around this album. While putting Metal genre tags aside for a moment, this new Sarah Jezebel Deva album is a complete listen into carefully crafted, dexterously layered and fabulously executed music.

(All band photo credits: Khyrian)

Sarah Jezebel Deva has a plethora of experience as a vocalist, her Metal resume can be considered undeniably impressive. Her association with too numerous bands, (of world class notoriety) to mention, resulting in appearing on over 35 albums is an exclamation point unto itself. Add the Metal fact, Sarah had spent 14 years as a backing singer for the legendary Cradle Of Filth, singing on every COF album with the exceptions of the first and latest of their albums, is Metal bragging rights. With Sarah’s second album under her name, her Metal career is taking on a whole new meaning. Shut the front door… cause Sarah Jezebel Deva has arrived as a premier front and center vocalist. The Corruption Of Mercy is unbelievable proof of the arrival of this top tier vocalist of Metal… and music.

Captivating, mesmerizing…hell, take your pick when it comes to describing the vocals of Sarah Jezebel Deva. Pretty With Effects is a ballad that takes over my surroundings with only delicate piano keys and the hypnotic vocals of Sarah. Whoa… it’s a trance like listen and I’m not kidding around here at all. Metal be thy name. The haunting orchestration of What Lies Before You is a dark and cavernous listen, bringing about a feeling of being lost in some god forbidden place and still I’m at ease with the vibes and chills that I take in from it’s chilling ambience.

The guitars of Dan Abela and Jonny Gray are not about taking over the song, instead their talents are used in bringing the listener along for the memorable Metal ride. Melody and speed are fused together to perfection as Dan and Jonny’s guitar licks are showcased in songs such as: The Eyes That Lie and The Corruption Of Mercy. Rhythmically, the attentiveness to keeping this album filled with passages that are mind gripping is real and so very good. No Paragon Of Virtue (in it’s entirety) and the closing moments to The Corruption Of Mercy are strong highlights to the powerful rhythm section of Ablaz on bass and Jamie Abela on drums.

It’s a difficult challenge for me to pinpoint which songs are my favorite on The Corruption Of Mercy. Okay, here are two very strong choices: The World Won’t Hold Your Hand and A Matter Of Convenience. I point out these two songs, based on the all inclusiveness of sound and power from the music, coupled with the effortless and ever impressive vocals of Sarah. I can’t stress more mightily, that the clean and pronounced vocals of Sarah are to be savored, Metal be thy name. Go ahead, one thorough listen into The Corruption Of Mercy and you hopefully will realize that Sarah Jezebel Deva believes in the ideal of the complete album of songs.

Yes, Gothic Metal and Symphonic Metal fans will delight in the swirls of dark and melodic vibes (respectively) that The Corruption Of Mercy has to offer, only this album transcends itself above and beyond the silliness of being genre specific. Who gives a crap about recommending Sarah Jezebel Deva’s new album to only a certain crowd or to desirable sub-groups of Metal fans? We’re unfortunately living in a mainstream world and my recommending The Corruption Of Mercy to all fans of quality Rock Music is my Metal mission.

No, Sarah Jezebel Deva is not mainstream (of course), yet this album is a kick-to-the-ass at all the mainstream record labels who think they have a clue about vocals and music that Rocks. A Metal kudos to Listenable Records. A vocalist such as Sarah Jezebel Deva and her band included, need to be heard and celebrated for an accomplishment of music that is: The Corruption Of Mercy.

Sarah Jezebel Deva is:

Dan Abela – guitars

Jonny Gray – guitars

Sarah Jezebel Deva – vocals

Ablaz – bass

Jamie Abela – drums

Pzy-Clone (guest) – programming/orchestration

Gian Pyres (guest) – guitar solos

The Corruption Of Mercy – Track Listing:

No Paragon Of Virtue

The World Won’t Hold Your Hand

A Matter Of Convenience

Silence Please

Zombie

Pretty With Effects

What Lies Before You

Sirens

The Eyes That Lie

The Corruption Of Mercy

* For more info on Sara Jezebel Deva, click on the links below:

SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA – Official Website

SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA – myspace music

Sarah Jezebel Deva – Official facebook

LISTENABLE RECORDS

LONG LIVE SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA.

Stone.

Withering Soul – Apochs.net Now Streaming Four Tracks From “No Closure”!

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, gothic metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

WITHERING SOUL – Packed with more Metal than your grandma’s hip replacement, our good buds at Apochs.net have again extended a fiery set of horns and are currently streaming four (yes, four) new tracks from the recently released slab of Blackened brilliance No Closure from Chicago’s WITHERING SOUL. Hook your laptop up to the good speakers and cruise over to: Apochs.net – Apochs Metal Review

No Closure is a combination of Symphonic Black Metal and Melodic Death Metal with some Gothic overtones thrown is as well. As an added treat, guest backing vocals have been provided by Melissa Ferlaak. Inclusive of quality Scandinavian influences, but now with mature competency, they have carved their own path that is destined to generate a buzz in the underground and capture fans across the board.

(Source: Clawhammer PR)

* Check out my full review for No Closure (posted on February 20, 2011), by clicking the big header link below:

Withering Soul – “No Closure” Explodes With Black Metal Impressiveness

Track Listing For No Closure:

Night of the Revenant

Phantasmal Chaos Divinity

The Sequitor

Tides of the Accursed

Possession of Deception – Part II

Sadistic Redress

Manifest Transparency

Lifeless They Lie

Unquiet

Requiem of Sorrow

* For more info on WITHERING SOUL, click the links below:

WITHERING SOUL – Official Website

WITHERING SOUL – REVERBNATION

LONG LIVE WITHERING SOUL.

Stone.

OVERKILL Side Project – THE BRONX CASKET CO. Signs To eOne Music

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

Left to right: Jack Frost/guitar, Rob Pallotta/drums, Charlie Calv/keyboards and DD Verni/vocals & bass

(New York, NY) — eOne Music has signed a world wide deal with NY rock band THE BRONX CASKET CO. “I am totally psyched to be working with eOne for the new Bronx Casket release! They did an amazing job with the Overkill record and I know they will do the same for this. Having a label home where people “get” it and are psyched to work a record is a great feeling”, says front man DD Verni.

The band originally formed in 1998 by Overkill co-founder and bassist DD Verni.  Having played in one of the most respected thrash bands ever for over 2 decades, why have another band? Two reasons, states DD, “the challenge of writing interesting new material and for fun of course!”

The bands second release caught the ear of playwright Andrea Lepcio. Soon after, Verni and Lepcio were collaborating with 3-time Tony Winner Hinton Battle to direct and choreograph. Soon the seeds of “The Bronx Casket Co., A New Musical” were planted. Verni quickly recruited several members from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to perform. The cast consisted of performers from the Broadway shows Hairspray, Rent and Dance of the Vampire. There have been several performances off-Broadway for producers/backers and the show is still in the writing stages. It has a gothic/Broadway score with a twisted love story woven throughout. Songs from the first two Bronx Casket Co. releases are included in the show, as well as 13 new songs D.D. Verni penned just for the musical.

It’s been five years since THE BRONX CASKET CO. last released an album and has been well worth the wait. Verni concludes, “This Bronx Casket record is the best we have done, and we are looking forward to getting out on the road and doing some shows.” As with every Bronx Casket Co. release, Verni has charted new territory, and stretched his writing boundaries.

* The forthcoming 2011 album, from The Bronx Casket Co. is titled: Antihero

* Antihero has been produced and engineered by DD Verni, at his New Jersey based – Gear Recording Studio.

* For more info on THE BRONX CASKET CO., click on the link below:

THE BRONX CASKET CO. – myspace music

THE BRONX CASKET CO.

DD Verni – Vocals & Bass

Jack Frost – guitars

Charlie Calv – keyboards

Rob Pallotta – drums

Michael Romeo – shredding guitar solos on new album – Antihero

PARTIAL TRACK LISTING FOR ANTIHERO:

Antihero

Bonesaw

Holy Mother

NYC (Devil’s Playground)

You Look Like Hell

I Never Loved You Anyway

Death On Two Legs (Queen cover song)

My Way (Frank Sinatra cover song)

(Source: eOne Music press release, November 22, 2010)

LONG LIVE THE BRONX CASKET CO.

Stone.

MORPHINE KILLER – “PRIDE COMES BEFORE A FALL” – TAKE A METAL LISTEN!

Posted in extreme metal music, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

Here is an up and coming Metal Band from California that crossed my Metal path on Wednesday… MORPHINE KILLER. This song you can listen to below, (by clicking on that magic You Tube box) – Pride Comes Before A Fall is from their Nightmares EP, released in October 2009. This song is heavy, with an infectious groove happening from the opening riff. With co-vocalists Belle Roko and Eski, this song shimmers with crooning and rages with Metal extremity as well. I hope you like this Morphine Killer song as much as I do… so give it a Metal listen and crank it LOUD mutha’s!!

I’ll be posting a larger review on Morphine Killer in the very near future… stay Metal tuned!

Morphine Killer is:

Belle Roko – vocals, keyboards

Eski – vocals, guitar, bass, drums

Find out more about Morphine Killer by clicking on this link below:

MORPHINE KILLER – Official Website

Stone.

Saturday, April 11, 2009, is National Heavy Metal Day!

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, gothic metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, Power Metal, symphonic metal, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

metalodyssey5Metal Odyssey has taken upon itself to proclaim: Saturday, April 11, is National Heavy Metal Day! Therefore, you may take these helpful tips/advice and put them into action, (if you like) and spread and/or share the great music of Heavy Metal to those around you.

* Listen to any or all Metal genres today!

* Play any or all Metal music LOUD today!

* Wear your favorite Metal t-shirt with pride today!

* Listen to any or all Metal genres with someone you love today!

* Buy or trade some Metal music today!

* Buy that special someone or your favorite buddy a Metal music gift! (give the gift of Metal)

* Share a Metal album/CD with someone!

* Share your Metal music knowledge with someone today!

* Read a decent mainstream or underground Metal magazine today, (not a Metal mag written by babies).

* If you are lucky enough, go to a Metal concert/club gig today!

* Watch a cool Metal movie today – “Trick or Treat”, any John Carpenter film or any Metal concert film will suffice.

* Surf the net for all of your favorite Metal bands and Metal news!

* Find an outdoor flea market for Metal music stuff – here’s a tip – buy low!

* Organize your Metal album/CD collection!

* Hang up a Metal poster of your favorite band(s) with pride!

Come to think of it, it seems like every day is a National Heavy Metal Day for me! It might feel that way to some of you out there too. Regardless, it just sounds and feels so cool, a National Heavy Metal Day, doesn’t it? Remember – BE TRUE TO METAL AND METAL WILL BE TRUE TO YOU.

Women of Hard Rock & Metal – Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil

Posted in Century Media, gothic metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, lacuna coil, Metal, metal music from Italy, Music, Rock, symphonic metal, Vocals with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

9125332Gosh, is the mainstream Rock radio world missing out or what. Try listening to any desensitized FM radio station these days, try as you may, you will never hear who I feel is Hard Rock and Metal’s most underrated female vocalist today – Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil. Symphonic, Gothic and at the end of the day, Lacuna Coil is still – Metal. Cristina Scabbia has proven to me, that you can have a beautiful female voice and still sing Metal music. I find Metal brilliance in Lacuna Coil for many reasons, (Cristina Scabbia’s vocals being #1), including the total musicianship and co-vocalist Andrea Ferro. Lacuna Coil means empty spiral, there is nothing that I find empty about any of the music created by Lacuna Coil. 

I find Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro to compliment each other extremely well, vocally. Cristina’s vocals  can lead you down many paths, from gentle solitude to dark and gothic to emphatic emotion. Then, Andrea will come in and either maintain the mood or sweep it off the table. These two vocalists do work vice versa as well, Andrea can be hitting the emotional anger on high and Cristina lends a symphonic vocal interlude that seamlessly blends into the song. There is no question that Lacuna Coil has their world following, deservedly so. There have been and continue to be many great articles written about Lacuna Coil in mainstream Rock and Metal magazines. Lacuna Coil and Cristina Scabbia are justifiably popular, I just feel that this band should be on the FM dial as often as Nickelback.

If you are already a fan of Lacuna Coil, you are then familiar with the bounty of integrity and musicianship they bestow. In the event you are new or unfamiliar with Lacuna Coil, I suggest a great starting ground would be their EP’s: “Lacuna Coil” and “Halflife.” In my opinion, every album from Lacuna Coil is worthy of Metal praise. The union of so many musical styles with two featured lead vocalists, providing incredible dual harmonies is quite tough to pull off. Lacuna Coil has been succeeding with this unique Metal style since 1997, Cristina Scabbia is the vocal centerpiece that is easy to embrace.

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