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STRIKER Win “Metal Recording of The Year” At Edmonton Music Awards

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 30, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

North American Tour Dates w/ Dark Tranquillity, Warbringer
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Western Canadian Music Award Nomination “Metal/Hard Rock Artist of The Year”

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Photo Credit: Dana Zuk

Edmonton shredders STRIKER have won their third Edmonton Music Award for “Metal Recording of The Year” for their single “Phoenix Lights” off their 2016 album “Stand In The Fire”, a record packed with incredible riffs and colossal anthems, all laced together with epic harmonies. The album was both self-released via their indie label Record Breaking Records and self-recorded by the band (Dan Clearly (vocals), Tim Brown (lead/rhythm guitars), William Wallace (bass), Adam Brown (drums) plus help from Randy Black (Primal Fear, Bif Naked, Annihilator) who filled in on drums while Adam was away during recording) along with mixing done by genius Frederik Nordstrom (Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames, Opeth).

The band comments:

“Winning an Edmonton music award is the icing on the cake for an already great year for us. Stand In The Fire opened a lot of doors for us and we are proud to be recognized by our hometown 3 years in a row.”

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(Photo Credit: Cara Ashbey)

Edmonton Music Awards – Metal Recording of The Year 
Nominees:
All Else Fails – The Forever Lie
Black Friday – Suffering In Stereo
Juliet Ruin – Rogue Down
Silence The Machine – Lost
Striker – Phoenix Lights – Winner

Music Video – Phoenix Lights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTihxzza7Q4

Music Video – Born To Losehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39j6gazeWKo


In additional news, STRIKER have been also nominated for a 2017 Western Canadian Music Award for “Metal / Hard Rock Artist of Year”.  This year’s WCMA will be held in Edmonton, AB on September 14th.

STRIKER will be hitting the road in September and October for tour dates across North America with Swedish melodic Death Metal innovators Dark Tranquillity along with American thrashers Warbringer. The tour is in support of STRIKER‘s latest self-titled album released on Feb 24, 2017 via their indie label Record Breaking Records. The album features 9 shredding tracks that are all killer and no filler to continue the band’s classic mix of Heavy Metal.

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Tickets available here:
http://www.enterthevault.com/artist.php?id=451

Sept 6 – Margate, FL – O Malleys
Sept 7 – Winter Park, FL – The Haven
Sept 8 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum 0
Sept 9 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
Sept 10 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Sept 11 – Durham, NC – Motorco
Sept 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept 13 – Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
Sept 14 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Sept 15 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Sept 16 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Sept 17 – Montreal, QC – FouFounes
Sept 18 – Toronto, ON – MOD Club
Sept 19 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge
Sept 20 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Sept 21 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
Sept 22 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
Sept 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
Sept 24 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Sept 25 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
Sept 26 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
Sept 28 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Sept 29 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sept 30 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Oct 1 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Oct 2 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go
Oct 3 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Oct 4 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
Oct 5 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Oct 6 – San Antonio, TX – Fitzgeralds
Oct 7 – Dallas, TX – Trees

For More info on STRIKER:

http://www.striker-metal.com

https://www.facebook.com/strikermetal

https://twitter.com/StrikerMetal

https://instagram.com/strikermetal

About STRIKER:

Striker is an Edmonton-based recording and performing heavy metal band that has grown immensely through their years in the industry. A classic mix of Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, and 80’s Hair Metal, their music features powerful, clean vocals, catchy choruses, vocal harmonies and impressive guitar leads.

Audiences are often floored by the energy of their live show, and their recorded material has been met with fantastic response by both fans and industry across the world. Striker has toured across dozens of countries as headliners as well as support for major Metal acts. Gearing up for the release of their latest album the sky’s the limit for these Canadians!!

Source:

AsherMediaRelations.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STRIKER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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BLACK HEART SAINTS – Premier Official Music Video For ‘GASOLINE’

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on September 30, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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American Rock band Black Heart Saints from Austin, Texas has released the official music video for the new single Gasoline.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Black Heart Saints’ resume includes such highlights as performing at the ESPN X Games in Austin, SXSW Music Festival, and opening for international acts Slash, Blue October, The Cult, Sevendust, Filter, Nonpoint, and more. Currently the band is receiving airplay on terrestrial & Sirius XM radio in the USA.

For more information on Black Heart Saints and to watch the new video for ‘Gasoline,’ follow the links below.

Official Website – http://www.blackheartsaintsmusic.com
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/blackheartsaints

‘Gasoline’ Video on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiZOQlrgv8M

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Source: Daniel Silverberg

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLACK HEART SAINTS.

WHOA.

Stone.

L.A. GUNS – Phil Lewis And Tracii Guns Reunite For New L.A. GUNS Album via Frontiers Music SRL – Here’s The Details!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, sleaze rock, world news with tags , , , , on September 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo Credit: Ron Lyon

BREAKING NEWS: Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to welcome the reunion of Tracii Guns And Phil Lewis as L.A. GUNS to the label for the release of a brand new album set for release in the summer of 2017.

After a nearly 15 year break, Philip Lewis and Tracii Guns are back together for another chapter in their partnership that began in 1986, four years after Tracii formed L.A. Guns in 1982.

Their writing partnership spawned classic L.A. GUNS songs such as “Sex Action”, “Never Enough”, “Electric Gypsy”, “The Ballad Of Jayne” and countless more in an impressive catalog of fan favorites. The last time Lewis and Guns joined forces was back in 2000 with legendary producer Andy Johns for the making of what would become “Waking The Dead” – an album that went on to receive tremendous critical acclaim and proved that their musical partnership was every bit as strong as the early days with all-killer-no-filler songs including “Don’t Look At Me That Way”, “Hellraisers Ball” and “The Ballad”.

“I think we owe it to our fans who have stuck with us during the many ups and downs of the band’s long and checkered career,” says Lewis. “Tracii and I have written the songs to the soundtrack of many people’s lives, and I think it’s definitely worth investigating to see if the magic is still there.”

As for Guns, he’s been compiling song ideas over the last year and promises this one will be one of the band’s heaviest records, simply stating, “It’s good to be home.”

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The band has already confirmed a bunch of UK shows in early 2017 and two shows at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA with more surprises to be announced soon!

TOUR DATES US & UK:

March
03. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
04. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
10. Belfast. Limelight2.
11. Phewelli. HRH fest.
12. Swansea. Scene
16. Bristol. Bierkeller.
17. Basingstoke. Stage.
18. Wolverhampton. Civic.
20. Doncaster. Diamond.
22. Sheffield. Academy2.
23. Edinburgh. La Belle Angele.
24. Glasgow. ABC2
25. London. Academy2

Follow L.A. Guns Online:
https://www.facebook.com/LAFknGuns/
https://www.facebook.com/traciiguns
https://www.facebook.com/philip.lewis.1029

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Source:

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http://www.frontiers.it/

LONG LIVE L.A. GUNS.

Stone.

BRITISH LION – Announces European Tour For November/December

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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British Lion will be hitting the road for a European Tour in November & December 2016!

Tickets went on sale Monday 5th September at 2pm BST/3pm CET and will be available through www.steveharrisbritishlion.com.

A Message from Steve Harris:

“It’s been great fun taking British Lion out on the road over the past three years and I’m delighted we have the opportunity to play some more shows in 2016. This club tour will be our most extensive European one yet. Due to the routing, we’re not able to get to Scandanavia this time round but will definitely see our fans there next time. On this tour we’ll be making our first visits to Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Southern and Northern Ireland, as well as a number of different cities in countries we’ve visited on previous tours. We’ve got a really strong show lined up including plenty of songs not on the British Lion album. The whole band is really excited and can’t wait to get out on the road again. We’ll be looking to record some more shows on this tour to add to the recordings we already have for an upcoming live album.”

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BRITISH LION.

LONG LIVE STEVE HARRIS.

Stone.

KISS – New Series Of KISS Dynasty Action Figures To Be Released This Fall Of 2016

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, toys with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From KISSonline.com:

We Sure Know Something. Kollectors will love Figures Toy’s new KISS DYNASTY figures! All new series arrives this fall!

See more at: http://www.kissonline.com/news#sthash.F7eMXqhY.dpuf

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From Figures Toy Company:

We’re going to rock your world today, KISS collectors! Here’s your first look at the upcoming DYNASTY series, featuring all new head sculpts and costumes for Gene, Paul, Peter, and Ace!

Dynasty is set for release in the fall (along with Destroyer), and information on exact arrival date and preorders will follow in the coming months! Stay tuned here and to www.figurestoycompany.com for info!

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Stone Says: I’m not too interested in buying these KISS figures. My interest now is in buying CDs, vinyl and cassettes; with quite a few Metal magazines in the mix. Heck, I do have a very large Gene Simmons nutcracker on my desk; so you never know! Regardless, these KISS figures are dope.

P.S. I’ll have to do a post in the near future about my Gene Simmons nutcracker. Yup.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 30th… From LED ZEPPELIN To CILVER

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On April 30th, 1977 – The unbelievable LED ZEPPELIN performed at the Pontiac Silverdome, in Pontiac, Michigan. An estimated 77,229 fans were in attendance, setting an attendance record (at that time) for a single-act concert. Holy cannoli!

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On April 30th, 1988 – The enormously great AEROSMITH had their power ballad, Angel, ranked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Nifty! This very cool song is featured on AEROSMITH’s ninth studio album from 1987: Permanent Vacation.

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On April 30th, 2016 – The newly released studio album, Dreamless, from California’s FALLUJAH is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. An excellent band of both Atmospheric and Extreme Metal, take a listen and look for yourself below! Whoa!

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On April 30th, 2016 – New York’s CILVER have their newly released studio album, Not The End Of The World, ranked at #2 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yup, it is. Dig it.

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CILVER are signed to entertainment One. CILVER band members are: Uliana, Leon, Josh and Ramsey.

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LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

DIRKSCHNEIDER – Receives “Sold Out” Award for The Most Successful Tour In His Solo Career

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 29, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Udo Dirkschneider – 3rd from left

From the Dirkschneider Facebook:

Shortly before playing at the sold out “Halle 02” in Heidelberg/Germany, Rock legend Udo Dirkschneider was presented a “Sold Out”Award by his Manager/Booker Frank Süpfle of ITM Agency for the extremely successful DIRKSCHNEIDER tour, where 31 out of 48 Europe shows were sold out!

“It’s unbelievable, I never expected this tour to be so overly successful,” Udo comments, “It’s beautiful to see how many people walk with me on my personal way of saying goodbye to the ACCEPT chapter.”

The singer with the charismatic voice had his musical breakthrough with ACCEPT in the early 80s.

“It’s still so much fun to sing these songs live, they are a part of my biography, but nevertheless it’s about time to turn that page. There was so much talking and speculations about me and ACCEPT, so this is kind of a musical statement from my end – which seems to be very interesting for the fans who came to these shows.”

Due to extremely high requests from fans and promoters, DIRKSCHNEIDER will continue touring until the end of 2016. After the triumph all over Europe in spring 2016, DIRKSCHNEIDER will tour in Israel and Japan, doing a lot of summer festivals afterwards and then touring the US, Russia and Europe in fall and winter 2016.

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First dates are already confirmed (presale starts soon):

Nov 01, 2016 N-Oslo – Vulcan Arena
Nov 26, 2016 RUS-Moscow – Stadium Live Club (Aria Fest)
Dec 03, 2016 D-Vacha – Vachwerk
Dec 08, 2016 A-Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
Dec 11, 2016 D-Oberhausen – Turnbinenhalle
Dec 16, 2016 D-Memmingen – Kaminwerk
Dec 17, 2016 D-Karlsruhe – Schwarzwaldhalle (Knock Out Festival)
Dec 18, 2016 D-Solingen – Cobra

More shows will be announced soon!

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For more info on DIRKSCHNEIDER:

Facebook: DIRKSCHNEIDER

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DIRKSCHNEIDER.

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER IS A METAL ICON.

Stone.

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