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ACCEPT – Are Going On Until The Day They Die

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

Wolf Hoffmann, Mark Tornillo, Uwe Lulis and Christopher Williams are ready to rock! We are heartbroken over Peter Baltes departure, but with our iron will ACCEPT will continue to bring you metal forever. Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017 was just released November 23rd, 2018 and we will bring the show to you in 2019, see ACCEPTworldwide.com for dates! You cant believe what is going on here, it is amazing!

ARE ACCEPT GOING ON? Yes …until the day we die!

ACCEPT has just released a live set, “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017”, via Nuclear Blast.

Visit www.ACCEPTworldwide.com for more information.

Source:

MICHAEL BRANDVOLD MARKETING

LONG LIVE ACCEPT.

STONE.

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GATEKEEPER – To Release ‘Grey Maiden’ EP In February

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock bands, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 30, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Looking to strike while the iron is hot, Canadian up and coming True Metal force GATEKEEPER will release the Grey MaidenEP on February 22 via Cruz Del Sur Music.

Featuring two brand-new compositions, a cover song and a track re-recorded from their first demo, Grey Maiden picks right up where the band’s acclaimed East Of Sun first full-length left off. The groundswell of support in North America and abroad – including the selling out of the vinyl and CD pressing of East Of Sun within six months – spurred GATEKEEPER to satiate their ever-growing fanbase with a new release.

“We’ve been working harder and faster than ever since all of this started happening,” says guitarist and founding member Geoff Blackwell. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned from spending the past ten-plus years in bands, it’s that momentum is your greatest resource and you’ve gotta pour gasoline on the little fires that pop up in your career.”

According to Blackwell, GATEKEEPER (who are rounded out by vocalist Jean-Pierre, lead guitarist Kenny Kroecher, bassist David Messier and drummer Tommy Tro) has performed more shows in 2018 than all other years of the band combined, which has started to influence their songwriting. While East Of Sun is considered by many fans to get only better with each passing listen, the songs on Grey Maiden are some of the band’s most immediate compositions to date. However, there are some twists afoot.

“The title track might be our best song yet,” notes Blackwell. “It’s got a massive chorus, intricate vocal lines and catchy, pummelling riffs. We re-recorded the song ‘Tale Of Twins’, which is an old favorite that we’ve been playing lately. It’s finally gotten the recording and performance quality that the song deserves! JP did a great job with the singing on this one.

‘Moss’ is a big departure from our other material,” he continues. “It’s a soft, finger-picked acoustic ballad featuring a lilting guitar pattern inspired by traditional folk music with fantasy-tinged lyrics. We also brought in a guest violinist to fill in the gaps. It’s much different than anything else we’ve done, but I think it makes perfect sense for GATEKEEPER. Lastly, we covered an obscure NWOBHM song by a band named TREDEGAR called ‘Richard III’. They’re a very cool, but forgotten band from Wales who had ex-members of BUDGIE in their ranks. They were a very early example of epic metal and we decided that it would be a good match for us. Kenny and I took some liberties with the guitar arrangement.”

GATEKEEPER‘s future plans include a tour of Europe in support of Grey Maiden, including spots on key festivals such as Hell Of Hammaburg, Swordbrothers and Up The Hammers. In addition to more live dates in their home territory of Canada, GATEKEEPER will buckle down and get to work on their second LP, which, according to Blackwell, will feature material contributed by the entire band. But, before the calendar jumps over to 2019, some reflection of 2018 is warranted, a year that saw GATEKEEPER emerge as one of the best new traditional metal hopefuls in recent memory.

“Obviously we all hoped the album would do well and I figured that we’d make a few sales and play some fun shows here and there,” closes Blackwell. “But, I absolutely never expected us to sell out the first vinyl and CD pressing so quickly. That’s the kind of stuff that usually happens to other people. The outpouring of support from our new friends and fans on social media and streaming platforms like YouTube has been huge, too.”

Grey Maiden – Track Listing:

  1. Grey Maiden
  2. Tale Of Twins
  3. Moss
  4. Richard III

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For more GATEKEEPER:

www.facebook.com/gatekeeperband/

www.gatekeepermetal.com/

gatekeeper.bandcamp.com

www.instagram.com/gatekeeper_metal/

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE GATEKEEPER.

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.

HERMAN FRANK “Fight The Fear” – New Studio Album Releases On February 8th, 2019, via AFM Records

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

AFM Records are thrilled to announce the new HERMAN FRANK album Fight The Fear.

Introducing Heavy Metal veteran HERMAN FRANK to the crowd is just meaningless, like carry coals to Newcastle. The guitarist has been an integral part of the German metal scene since the early 80s. From ACCEPT to VICTORY to his solo project starting in 2009 and his work as a producer.

Fight The Fear, releases by AFM Records on February 8th, 2019 and is the fourth studio album of his band’s history.

Fight The Fear thrills with Herman’s guitar attacks, killer riffs and outstanding, powerful vocals with good hook lines and catchy choruses. A Teutonic Metal fireworks as it could not be better!

Track List:
1. Until The End
2. Fear
3. Terror
4. Sinners
5. Hatred
6. Hail & Row
7. Hitman
8. Stay Down
9. Rock You
10. Don’t Cross The Line
11. Are You Ready
12. Wings Of Destiny
13. Waiting For The Night
14. Lost In Heaven

The album will be available as Digipak, clear orange, gatefold 2 Vinyl (ltd. to 250 units) and black 2-gatefold vinyl which is available here: https://shop.afm-records.de/de/herman-frank/

LONG LIVE HERMAN FRANK.

STONE.

AVANTASIA “Moonglow” – Releases On February 1st, 2019

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

Here is the official press release of The record label:

The wait is finally over! Tobias Sammet is pleased to announce the release of the upcoming AVANTASIA masterpiece Moonglow on February 1, 2019 through Nuclear Blast. Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time round, Tobias worked not only with well-known faces such as Ronnie Atkins, Jørn Lande, Eric Martin, Geoff Tate, Michael Kiske or Bob Catley but also with new singers like Candice Night, Hansi Kürsch and Mille Petrozza who help to vitalize the new AVANTASIA record. Its cover artwork was created by Alexander Jansson.

Comments Tobias Sammet: “It’s alive! After more than two years of hard work – and what felt like 71 overnight shifts back to back recently – we’re ready to unleash Moonglow upon the universe. I believe it’s the most adorned and detailed album we’ve ever produced. Not over ambitious, but there is a lot of love for detail in there. AVANTASIA is the ultimate playground for a musician’s wildest fantasies to come true: Celtic elements, world music elements, big choirs, atmospheric stuff, amazing guest vocal performances and of course all that wrapped up in what I consider to be the typical AVANTASIA sound. Someone in the music business just told me that the embellished nature of the sound makes it hard to market it, it doesn’t fit in the contemporary musical landscape and “if you take a look around, no one really sounds like that.” – EXACTLY! THANK YOU! I can’t wait to release Moonglow, take my friends of the AVANTASIA family and hit the road for the big Moonglow World Tour.

Moonglow – Track List:

01. Ghost In The Moon
02. Book Of Shallows
03. Moonglow
04. The Raven Child
05. Starlight
06. Invincible
07. Alchemy
08. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
09. Lavender
10. Requiem For A Dream
11. Maniac
Bonus Track:
12. Heart

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For more band info: Avantasia

LONG LIVE AVANTASIA.

STONE.

POP EVIL – Announces 2019 Tour Dates!

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From POP EVIL facebook:

Starting 2019 with a bang! Come see us live for what will be one of our most memorable headline tours yet, with special guest Don Jamieson, Them Evils, and Savage After Midnight. There will also be a local band contest for each market. Stay tuned for more details! Bandsintown Pre-Sale starts this Wednesday with Password “POPBIT” along with our brand new VIP Package.

Public On-Sale starts Friday
https://popevil.com/

Tour Dates:

1/16 – Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon

1/17 – Denver, CO – Summit Denver

1/18 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion

1/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

1/20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas

1/23 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston

1/25 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage – The Loft – Vinyl

1/26 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground at the Fillmore Charlotte

1/27 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

1/29 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater

1/30 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

1/31 – Portland, ME – Aura

2/01 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury Theater

2/02 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

2/05 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

2/07 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago

2/08 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre

2/09 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall

2/10 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

2/12 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan

2/13 – Fort Smith, AR – Temple Live

2/14 – Springfield, MO – The Complex Springfield

2/15 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman

2/16 – Madison, WI – Majestic Madison

LONG LIVE POP EVIL.

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.

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