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SCATTERED HAMLET – TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , on August 19, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

SCATTERED HAMLET are pleased to announce that they will release their album Stereo Overthrow on November 12 2021. The album is the follow up to their 2016 full-length Swamp Rebel Machine which landed at number 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

Front man Adam Joad commented: “Stereo Overthrow is basically a middle finger in the air to the entire last year, the music industry trying to mold us into a specific format, and basically anything trying to hold you back…”

SCATTERED HAMLET was formed in 2010 by lead vocalist Adam Joad and has relentlessly toured all over the states with widespread appeal from their down to earth accessibility, blue collar work ethic and outlaw vibe. Making an impact from the outset, the title track opens with a burst of energy, distorted guitars, and dynamic vocals. Launching riff after riff the distorted guitars are a fierce force across their tracks, SCATTERED HAMLET creates a compelling sound with intricate guitar leads and mighty rhythms. From the aggressive mood of “Death or Dishonor” befitting a barroom brawl, through to the bluesy rocking “Low Class Blues”, Stereo Overthrow isn’t afraid to explore a variety of styles.

SCATTERED HAMLET has produced a dynamic album that brings bucket loads of attitude, epic riffs and a thriving rock spirit. Not holding back and ploughing through any obstacles that get in their way, Stereo Overthrow is a thrilling road trip not to be missed.  

SCATTERED HAMLET:
Adam Joad – Vocals, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Harmonica
Rich Erwin – Bass, Vocals, Jaw’s harp
Grant Jenkins – Drums, Vocals, Percussion
Sean Shepperd – Lead Guitar, Vocals

Links:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4kYqjG6p55kIPBAicjrh27?si=nzK2tdp3TDWL2cayVPk1wQ&dl_branch=1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScatteredHamlet
Twitter: https://twitter.com/scatteredhamlet
Website: https://www.scatteredhamlet.com
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/scatteredhamlet

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE SCATTERED HAMLET.

Stone.

OLD MAN WIZARD – Releases “Kill Your Servants” Video

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Retro rockers OLD MAN WIZARD have unleashed a video for their song “Kill Your Servants”. The track is from their upcoming release Kill Your Servants Quietly which will be released in November on CD, tape, vinyl and digital formats. 

Frontman France Roberts commented “It’s a scavenger hunt of things we’ve been told not to have in music videos. If you like the song, check the video description for a discount code”

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/EMdqK6C6bjQ

Pre-order: https://oldmanwizard.com/

Links:
https://oldmanwizard.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/Old.Man.Wizard 
https://twitter.com/oldmanwizard

Album Credits:

Music and Lyrics by Francis Roberts

Old Man Wizard:
Francis Roberts – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Synth, Samplers
Andre Beller – Background Vocals, Bass Guitar, Violin
Kris Calabio – Background Vocals, Drums, Percussion

Produced by Francis Roberts
Artwork by Valin Mattheis

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE OLD MAN WIZARD.

DUST PROPHET – Stream New Single

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Manchester, New Hampshire’s DUST PROPHET are streaming their new single “The High Capital” via The Ripple Effect. The song is inspired by John Milton’s Paradise Lost and will be released on their upcoming album which is set to come out in spring of 2022.

Listen: https://ripplemusic.blogspot.com/2021/08/dust-prophet-premieres-video-for-new.html

Drawing inspiration from humanity’s fragile existence, as well as genre-defining bands like BLACK SABBATH, KYUSS, ELECTRIC WIZARD, TOOL and CLUTCH, DUST PROPHET is poised to take the stoner & doom metal world by storm.

Guitarist/Vocalist Otto Kinzel commented:

I have always loved apocalyptic literature and the vivid imagery that comes from it. Paradise Lost is a legendary piece of literature that has inspired countless artists, and I’m no exception. I wanted to write lyrics that explored the regret of our decisions, and that “oh I really screwed up“ realization that comes with self-reflection and hindsight. You can see how Lucifer goes through this process before finally accepting his fate, which is a fate he brought upon himself.  Even though it’s a work of fiction, I relate to that feeling, as I’m sure many of us do. So lyrically The High Capital is about the story of the Fallen Angel, but it’s also about my own personal regrets and having to accept that I have made my own fate.”

Line-up:

Otto Kinzel- Guitar/Vocals
Sarah Wappler- Bass/Keyboards
Tyler MacPherson- Drums

 https://dustprophet.com
https://dustprophet.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/dustprophet
https://www.instagram.com/dustprophet

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DUST PROPHET.

THE BLOODSHOTS – To Release New Single ‘Bad Moon Rising‘

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , on August 13, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Canadian rockers THE BLOODSHOTS are back to follow up the success of their smash single ‘No Way Out’ with a modern, dirtied up version of the classic Credence Clearwater Revival tune, ‘Bad Moon Rising’ and BOY does it rip!

Recorded during the pandemic, you can hear the anguish come out as The Bloodshot boys tear through this classic, with vocals that cut through like a hot shower for cold bones. ‘Bad Moon Rising’ will be released digitally via Golden Robot Records on the 31st of August.

“We wanted to stay in the theme of the pandemic with police brutality, riots and so on. It’s funny how this song can be as relevant today as it was when originally released. ‘Bad Moon Rising’ has kicked around our set for a good few years and it always gets the party going – so we figured, why not release it as a single?” – The Bloodshots front man, CJ Loane 

ABOUT THE BLOODSHOTS

The Bloodshots are a rock band from Western Canada. These boys can be seen performing alongside rock music’s greats, including Finger Eleven, Buckcherry, Danko Jones, Moist, Econoline Crush, One Bad Son, Three Days Grace, Monster Truck, Steel Panther, SLASH, The Lazys, Jet Set Satellite, Hawthorne Heights, Senses Fail and many more.

From small town dives to casino stages and concert halls, these blue-collar boys have proven that they have what it takes to grab the next rung of the ladder. With the support of Canadian FM Rock and Indigenous stations, The Bloodshots have been expanding their listener base aggressively. Growing traction on streaming platforms has proven to bolster their already rapidly expanding base of fans, through repeat listeners and playlist placement. Online might be your best shot at hearing the band on recording since they can’t quite seem to keep any physical copies on hand: that’s how quickly they’re selling them out, but it doesn’t stop there…

The momentum built by working with past producers Dale Penner, John Paul Peters, Sean Dealy and Steve Rizun is propelling this freight train right through the station.

On-Line:
https://www.facebook.com/thebloodshots204
https://www.facebook.com/goldenrobotrecords

Source: Golden Robot Records

THE ELECTRIC MUD – Florida Stoner/Retro Rock Unit To Release Black Wool EP September 25th, New Track Streaming + Tour Dates Announced

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags on August 12, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Jesi Cason Photography)

Florida-based stoner/retro rock unit THE ELECTRIC MUD returned to the studio earlier this year to record their brand new EP, Black Wool, now completed and confirmed for release on September 25th. 

Captured at Farmadelica Sound in Bokeelia, Florida with tracking, mixing, and mastering done by Howard Wulkan, the EP represents a heavier and proggier turn for the band with a pair of new, original tracks as well as a homage to the seedy, sordid Sunshine State bar circuit where they cut their teeth with covers of Corrosion Of Conformity and The Allman Brothers Band.  

In advance of the release of Black Wool, today the band is streaming EP opener, “Ordinary Men,” noting of the track, “Opening the EP is ‘Ordinary Men,’ a rollicking slab of riffs and grooves that takes us through some of our heaviest and most intricate paces to date, alongside lyrics that implore the listener to make the most of the time they’re given.”  

Stream “Ordinary Men” at THIS LOCATION.

THE ELECTRIC MUD’s Black Wool will be released independently on CD and digitally. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION and additional merch options HERE.

Black Wool EP Track Listing: 

1. Ordinary Men

2. Black Wool

3. Albatross (Corrosion Of Conformity cover)

4. Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers Band cover)

In conjunction with the release of Black WoolTHE ELECTRIC MUD will kick off a near-two week run of live dates beginning September 25th in Cape Coral, Florida. See all confirmed dates below.  


Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE THE ELECTRIC MUD.

Legendary LA Rockers ANGELES Return with Blazing New Single ‘Witch Hunter’, Announce Next Shows!

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 10, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Platinum selling legendary LA rockers ANGELES return with a blazing new single ‘Witch Hunter’, coming out 9/10/2021, on Dark Star Records/ Sony/ Universal, streaming on all major platforms!

Check out ‘Witch Hunter’ via YouTube now: https://youtu.be/wHM49NTbZTw

The band’s founder, Dale George Lytle stated:
“This new song is a little darker and heavier than our previous releases. Furthermore, our new full-length album is in the works, for now we can reveal that our former singer Clare Diane and Cory Kyle will be joining on it, so stay tuned!“

Music written by Dale George Lytle
Lyrics written by Allen Curtis
Vocals by Cory Kyle
Guitars by Dale Lytle
Bass by Cal Shelton
Drums by Danny Basulto

In addition, ANGELES announce next shows for 2021/2022:

September 5th – Rainbow Bash with Staven Adler at Whisky a Go Go
November 17th with Last in line at Whisky a Go Go
March 20th with Loudness at Whisky a Go Go

More shows TBA.

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

LONG LIVE ANGELES.

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘CATCH ME IF YOU CAN’

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 6, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

‘Catch Me If You Can’ is the explosive new single from Sweden’s finest export of street metal, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, and is scheduled to be released on all digital platforms on August 20th.
 
 ‘Catch Me If You Can’ picks up the pace and builds on the momentum created by the band’s highly successful 2018 release ‘You Can’t Kill My Rock N’ Roll’. This saw the band travel across the globe from America to Australia, playing to some of the largest audiences of their career and including an unforgettable night; where they broke an attendance record for a headline act on the opening night of the world famous Sweden Rock Festival.
 
Loud, aggressive and totally unrelenting, ‘Catch Me If You Can’ bursts out the speakers with an onslaught of attitude, combined with a pounding backbeat and a chorus that hits like a freight train. This single sets the tone perfectly for the band’s upcoming album Abrakadabra, which is scheduled for release in March 2022.

Recorded at both Osterlycken and Bombastik in Musikhens Hus in Gothenburg, the band returned to their roots to work with acclaimed producer Johan Reiven, who they previously collaborated with on their 2005 Black Album. The result is an intense and hard-hitting collection of songs that drummer Adde Moon describes as a “natural follow up to the Black album” and definitely “an album for the fans that is best shared with good friends, cold beer and very loud speakers.”

Pre-Save/ Pre-Order ‘Catch Me If You Can’ HERE

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

Source: Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE HARDCORE SUPERSTAR.

JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘WANNA BE SOMEBODY’

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 6, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Raised during the 80’s debauchery on the Sunset Strip and still going strong in 2021 – JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE presents his 2nd single for Golden Robot Records‘Wanna Be Somebody’. This latest track is the cracking follow up to recent single ‘Soul Mama’, and will be released digitally on the 24th of August.


Listen to ‘Soul Mama’ HERE

Wanna Be Somebody’ is the story of a girl that seeks fame and fortune in the bright lights of Hollywood, and ends up dancing on the dark side. It’s sunset strip-style rock from Hollywood’s own Jizzy Pearl and Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate! The spirit of Sunset Strip is still well and truly alive and rockin’ and so is JIZZY PEARL’SLOVE/HATE. New record HELL, CA. will be available in February 2022 through Golden Robot records!


Listen/buy ‘Wanna Be Somebody’ HERE

ABOUT JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE:

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

Since that time, singer Jizzy Pearl has kept the band alive with his own version – JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE! At the same time, Jizzy played, recorded and toured with platinum artists  such as RATT, L.A. Guns, Steven Adler and currently Quiet Riot. Jizzy Pearl has released five solo records, including 2018’s Frontiers record ALL YOU NEED IS SOUL. 2020 was the 30th anniversary of BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM, and to celebrate, JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE played the entire album in full!

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

Source: Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE

AUTOGRAPH – ‘Turn Up The Radio’ 45rpm Treasure Find

Posted in Metal with tags , , , on June 11, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

A couple of years ago I found this 45rpm of AutographsTurn Up The Radio, at a thrift store. It cost a mere 50 cents. Yes, 50 cents! I was lucky to find this; usually 80s Heavy Metal is nowhere to be found at a thrift store. Collectors tend to hoard the good stuff like this.

I was fortunate to see Autograph open for the fabulous Heart in the latter half of the 80s. Those were the glorious Arena days. I’ve been their fan ever since. Turn Up The Radio is from Autographs’ 1984 debut album: Sign In Please.

Below are more pics of this 45rpm. It’s in excellent playable condition too, with no scratches or scuffs.

LONG LIVE AUTOGRAPH.

STONE.

GUNS N’ ROSES – Tour Dates And Cities Listed!

Posted in Metal with tags , , , on June 11, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

GUNS NROSES are F’N BACK! Their USA tour runs from the end of July to the beginning of October! 24 tour dates are listed above! Special guest is mammoth featuring Wolfgang Van Halen! Holy shit and hallelujah!!


LONG LIVE GUNS N’ ROSES.

LONG LIVE MAMMOTH.

STONE.

ROB ZOMBIE – “The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy” Releases On March 12th, 2021

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

On March 12th, 2021, the new studio album from Rob Zombie releases via Nuclear Blast. Titled The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, this will be the seventh full-length album from Rob Zombie.

It’s been five years since we’ve seen a new studio album from Rob Zombie, with his last releasing back in April of 2016, titled: The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser.

Track Listing:

  1. Expanding the Head of Zed
  2. The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)
  3. The Ballad of Sleazy Rider
  4. Hovering Over the Dull Earth
  5. Shadow of the Cemetery Man
  6. A Brief Static Hum and Then the Radio Blared
  7. 18th Century Cannibals, Excitable Morlocks and a One-Way Ticket On the Ghost Train
  8. The Eternal Struggles of the Howling Man
  9. The Much Talked of Metamorphosis
  10. The Satanic Rites of Blacula
  11. Shower of Stones
  12. Shake Your Ass-Smoke Your Grass
  13. Boom-Boom-Boom
  14. What You Gonna Do with That Gun Mama
  15. Get Loose
  16. The Serenity of Witches
  17. Crow Killer Blues

LONG LIVE ROB ZOMBIE.

STONE.

WITHERFALL – Announced As Special Guest On Evergrey’s “Recharging Europe Tour 2021”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

WITHERFALL – Announced As Special Guest On Evergrey’s “Recharging Europe Tour 2021”

In support of their new album “Escape Of The Phoenix” via AFM Records on February 26th 2021 Swedish progressive metal band EVERGREY will be hitting the road for an extensive tour throughout Europe in 2021.

As special guest EVERGREY invited no less than dark melodic heavy metal juggernaut from Los Angeles WITHERFALL. Bringing along their third opus “Curse Of Autumn” (to be released March 5th, 2021 via Century Media Records), the quintet are blazing new trails and weaving new tales, offering a genuine metal classic with an expressive song-writing and a refined and perfectionized sound of their distinguished and musically-adept dark melodic heavy metal.

Opening support comes from the Modern Metal quintet DUST IN MIND, one of the most up and coming French bands today.

(Witherfall photo by: Stephanie Cabral)

EVERGREY Front-man Tom Englund states: “We are really happy to announce a tour of Europe next fall and let’s all hope that the world is in a better place by that time so we get to see all you lovely people again!“

WITHERFALL comment: “After a long and tense year WITHERFALL are extremely happy to announce the very first tour dates in support of our soon to be released Album ‘Curse of Autumn’ as special guests with the brilliant Evergrey. We look forward to seeing all of our European friends and are excited to make some new ones in these new and uncharted waters.”

“Curse Of Autumn” will be available as Ltd. CD Digipak, a luxurious Gatefold 2LP that is coming with a poster and etching on Side D as well as Digital Album. Click here for preorder options including coloured vinyl: https://witherfallband.lnk.to/CurseOfAutumn/

WITHERFALL have already released 3 songs taken from “Curse Of Autumn”. Don’t miss the cinematic video for “As I Lie Awake” that was directed by Zev Deans (Ghost, Behemoth…): https://youtu.be/KFbrq-n17Gs

WITHERFALL are:

Joseph Michael – Vocals/Keyboards (also in Sanctuary)

Jake Dreyer – Acoustic and Electric Guitars (also in Iced Earth/Demons & Wizards)

Anthony Crawford – Bass (Chon, Shalmor, Allan Holdsworth, Justin Timberlake, Kirk Whalum…)

Marco Minnemann – Drums (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Steven Wilson, Tony Levin, Jordan Rudess, Necrophagist…)

Alex Nasla – Live Keyboards

Source: Witherfall

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

LONG LIVE EVERGREY.

STONE.

Two Giants Of Metal GEORGE LYNCH And JEFF PILSON Reteam For A Killer Covers Album Heavy Hitters!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Los Angeles, CA – Guitar-shredding virtuoso George Lynch has reteamed with former Dokken bandmate Jeff Pilson for a set of new studio recordings that turn pop music classics into powerful metal anthems! The two have previously made metal magic together as a duo on the 2003 album Wicked Underground, which was recently reissued on vinyl, as well as with other projects such as T&N and The End Machine. But this new batch of recordings, entitled appropriately enough Heavy Hitters, stands apart not only for its outstanding roster of players and vocalists including head Bulletboy Marq Torien, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Kansas native Wil Martin (Earshot) and drummer Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/Ozzy) but for the jaw-dropping song selection. If you’ve ever wondered what an amped-up, full-throttle version of Carole King’s “I Feel The Earth Move” or Prince’s “Kiss” or Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova” or Madonna’s “Music,” then this is the album for you!

As a special treat, the band has released the first single from the album – a powerful rendition of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” – featuring Martin on vocals, offering just a small taste of what’s in store.

As Lynch himself explains, “I was never a huge Duran Duran fan but I always loved this song. It was just so majestic and emotional. It was an honor and a challenge to cover it in that we had to thread the needle between respecting the original vision of the arrangement but putting our stamp on it as well.”

Pilson, meanwhile, says “The purpose of this whole record, besides having a lot of fun making it, was to take amazing hit songs and interpret them in a way that was true to the greatness of the original but that also brought something new and fresh to the song. ‘Ordinary World’ is such a great melodic and emotional song, a song I think George and I have always loved. We just wanted to add some heaviness, a little George Lynch soulful playing and then let Wil fly with that phenomenal voice.”

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/george_lynch_jeff_pilson_ordinary_world

Heavy Hitters will be available on both CD in a deluxe digipak and on limited edition colored vinyl starting December 18, courtesy of Deadline Music, a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records, Inc.!

Order the album: https://orcd.co/george_lynch_jeff_pilson_heavy_hitters

Track List:
1. One Of Us (Originally by Joan Osbourne)
2. You Got The Love (Originally by Rufus & Chaka Khan)
3. I Feel The Earth (Originally by Carole King)
4. Ordinary World (Originally by Duran Duran)
5. Music (Originally by Madonna)
6. Apologize (Originally by OneRepublic & Timbaland)
7. Nowhere To Run (Originally by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas)
8. Kiss (Originally by Prince)
9. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (Originally by R.E.M.)
10. Champagne Supernova (Originally by Oasis)
BONUS TRACK [CD ONLY]
11. Lucille (Originally by Little Richard)

Source: Glass Onyon PR

LONG LIVE GEORGE LYNCH, JEFF PILSON And MARQ TORIEN.

STONE.

QUEENSRŸCHE FRONTMAN TODD LA TORRE To Release Debut Solo Album ‘Rejoice In The Suffering’

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on December 4, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

(New York, NY 12/04/2020)As global touring came to a sudden and unexpected halt earlier this year, Queensrÿche frontman Todd La Torre has been using his recent pandemic downtime to put the finishing touches on his debut solo album Rejoice In The Suffering. The idea for a solo album was always in the cards for Todd. With Queensrÿche tour dates postponed indefinitely, the world events offered Todd the opportunity to explore his ideas for Rejoice In The Suffering. Todd teamed up with longtime friend and collaborator Craig Blackwell and alongside producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris created a diverse heavy metal album that draws influence from different styles. These styles will surprise fans who only know La Torre from his previous work with Queensrÿche or Crimson Glory before that. Rejoice In The Suffering is scheduled for release globally on February 5, 2021 via Rat Pak Records.

Rejoice In The Suffering was truly a labor of love. It’s a pure metal record that certainly showcases a wide range of my vocal abilities. I feel there is something for any true fan of metal on this album. This album is full of groove, dynamics, power, and substance and I can’t wait for people to hear it,” explains Todd La Torre.

From the album’s opening riffs of “Dogmata” to the vocal acrobatics that drive the album closer “Apology,” it is apparent that Todd La Torre has a true love of heavy metal. Playing drums and recording the vocals for the album, songs like “Darkened Majesty” and “Critical Cynic” offer an inside look into the musical mind of La Torre. Craig Blackwell’s guitar playing provides the perfect musical accents to La Torre’s vocals. Todd even finds vocal wails not heard from him before as showcased on the title track and the punishing “Vanguards of the Dawn Wall.” The deluxe version of the album features 3 bonus tracks: “Fractured,” “Set It Off” and “One by One.”

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

The track listing for Rejoice In The Suffering:

1. Dogmata

2. Pretenders

3. Hellbound and Down

4. Darkened Majesty

5. Crossroads to Insanity

6. Critical Cynic

7. Rejoice in the Suffering

8. Vexed

9. Vanguards of the Dawn Wall

10. Apology

Bonus Tracks (Deluxe Version Only)

11. Fractured

12. Set it Off

13. One by One

Source: Rat Pak Records

LONG LIVE TODD LA TORRE.

LONG LIVE QUEENSRŸCHE.

STONE.

Rat Pak Records Set To Release Debut Album “Mother’s Day” From ALTA REIGN

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA/SAVATAGE AND FORMER METAL CHURCH DRUMMER JEFF PLATE LAUNCHES NEW PROJECT ALTA REIGN

Jeff Plate has joined forces with TSO keyboardist Jane Mangini and some amazing new talent to form his “years in the making” band Alta Reign. Plate and Mangini, along with Tommy Cook (guitars/lead vocals), Collin Holloway (guitars/lead vocals), Kevin McCarthy (bass, vocals) and Zach Hamilton (keyboards, guitars/vocals), will be releasing Alta Reign’s debut album Mother’s Day on January 8, 2021 via Rat Pak Records. The album is a reflection of dedication as the initial idea spawned 30 years ago and ended in 2020 with the album now being released in 2021. 

States drummer Jeff Plate, “Beginning in a rehearsal room in Rockland, Ma. 30 years ago and ending in this insane year of 2020, “Mother’s Day”  is the end result of years of writing, listening, learning, planning and waiting for the right moment to put this all together. Everyone involved has been the perfect combination of effort and talent to complete the ideas and songs that have been kicking around in my head for years. I could not be prouder to share this album with the world, this is Alta Reign.”

From the album’s opening riffs of  “Shine” to the majestic “Mother’s Day”, the reflective mood of  “Always” and the mindful closer “Rise”, Alta Reign has created something very different and original. Drawing from his history, his influences and his heroes, Plate has combined Melodic, Progressive, Hard Rock and straight up Metal to create a unique landscape for the listener. Other TSO brethren make an appearance on Mother’s Day as guitarist Joel Hoekstra can be heard on the title track and guitarist Chris Caffery shows up on “Rise”. Songs like “Thin Red Line”, the frenetic instrumental “ESC (Escape)” and “Let’s Go! (I’m In Charge Now)” present every indication that the talent of these musicians is limitless.

“I have known Jeff for 20 years through the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I had the honor of playing with him on ‘Beethoven’s Last Night’ Tour in 2010. The most fun I had on that tour was soundcheck, actually his soundcheck. He would play the coolest riffs and I probably annoyed him playing along, but I always thought how great it would be to put something together with him. Ten years later I got a call and I’m pretty sure I said yes before he even finished asking me. I’m so very happy that I fit in”, explains keyboardist Jane Mangini.

CLICK HERE TO PRE ORDER

The track listing for Mother’s Day is:

01. Shine
02. Witness
03. Thin Red Line
04. Never Say Never
05. Mother’s Day (FT Joel Hoekstra)
06. ESC (Escape)
07. Come Out and Play
08. Let’s Go! (I’m In Charge Now)
09. Always
10. Immortal
11. Passage    
12. Rise (FT Chris Caffery)
13. Always (Acoustic Version) (Bonus Track)

Source: Rat Pak Records

LONG LIVE ALTA REIGN.

STONE.

KIX CELEBRATES 35-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1985 ALBUM, MIDNITE DYNAMITE, WITH THE RELEASE OF MIDNITE DYNAMITE RE-LIT

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 18, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

RE-MIXED & RE-MASTERED VERSION OF MIDNITE DYNAMITE

OUT NOVEMBER 20, 2020

NEW YORK, NY (November – 2020) In a year full of bad news, KIX is excited to bring some good news to their fans. On the 35th anniversary of the release of Midnite Dynamite, Maryland hard rock icons, KIX will release Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit (track listing below), on November 20, 2020. For Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit, KIX partnered with long-time collaborator and the album’s original producer, Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Ratt, Warrant, KIX), for a blistering update of the fan-favorite album. Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit is available for pre-order now on the band’s webstore where fans can also purchase special commemorative merchandise including T-shirts, hoodies, keychains, and more.

KIX’s third album of their career, originally released October 7, 1985, Midnite Dynamite reflected the band’s true essence, as the popular musical landscape of the mid 80’s had shifted in their favor. From the slash-and-burn riffing of the album’s title track and the high-speed antics of “Layin’ Rubber,” to the Aerosmith flavored groove of numbers like “Cold Shower” and “Sex,” to the heart-break melancholia of the album’s sole ballad, “Walkin’ Away,” Midnite Dynamite is packed with material that delivers not only attitude in spades, but also pummels the listener with hook after hook.

Thirty-five years after its initial release, Midnite Dynamite remains a fan and band favorite, and Hill (who also remixed KIX’s hit album Blow My Fuse to mark its 30th anniversary in 2018) relished the opportunity to return to the original 1985 multi-track tapes.

About the new mix, Hill says, “The guitars don’t have as much schmutz on them as the original, and Steve’s vocal just jumps off the page now without all the bulls**t that I was putting on it then. I guess that’s what happens when you mix and produce for an additional 35 years.”

“Back in the 80s, everything had way too much echo, way too much reverb,” recalls vocalist Steve Whiteman. “It was so muddy that sometimes you would lose some really dynamic performances. Beau cleaned all that up on the Blow My Fuse re-release, and he’s doing the same thing on Midnite Dynamite, so it sounds incredible.”

Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit also includes original demo recordings for seven out of the ten songs, plus one early album mix of the song, “Walking Away.”  “We chose to include a demo disc, like Fuse 30 Reblown, even though we were missing two songs,” says bassist Mark Schenker. “Nobody had a copy on either cassette or two track stereo quarter-inch tape. I searched high and low and couldn’t find the demos of ‘Scarlet Fever,’ or ‘Bang Bang.’”

In 2014, KIX released their seventh full-length album, Rock Your Face Off (Loud & Proud Records) their first studio effort since 1995’s Show Business. The album debuted at #1 on Amazon’s “Hard Rock and Metal “chart, in the Top 50 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart, #5 on the “Independent Albums “chart, #11 on the “Top Internet “chart, #17 on the “Top Rock Albums” chart, #27 on the “Indie/Small Chain Core Stores” chart and #33 on the “Physical” chart. 

KIX last released Can’t Stop The Show: The Return Of KIX on October 21, 2016, a two-disc DVD/CD set that entered the Billboard Top Music Video Sales chart at #3, and rose to the #1 position, the band’s highest charting debut and first #1 ever in their 35-year history.  The 71-minute film offered an in-depth look into KIX’s decision to record their first new album, 2014’s Rock Your Face Off, in almost 20 years.

In 2018, KIX celebrated the 30th Anniversary of their biggest album, Blow My Fuse,with Blow My Fuse Re-Blown, a two-disc set with a remixed/remastered version of the album, along with the original demo recordings for all 10 songs. The reunion with Beau Hill for this remix sparked the initiative to revisit Midnite Dynamite and take a similar approach to updating KIX’s legacy.

KIX will hit the road in 2021 playing select deep cuts from the album Midnite Dynamite to celebrate the release of Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit. All tour dates can be found on the band’s website.

MIDNITE DYNAMITE RE-LIT

DISC ONE: Re-mixed by Beau Hill; mastered by Jay Frigoletto

  1. Midnite Dynamite

 

  1. Red Hot (Black & Blue)

 

  1. Bang Bang (Balls Of Fire)

 

  1. Layin’ Rubber

 

  1. Walkin’ Away

 

  1. Scarlet Fever

 

  1. Cry Baby

 

  1. Cold Shower

 

  1. Lie Like A Rug

 

  1. Sex

 

DISC TWO: Original Demo Recordings

  1. Midnite Dynamite (Demo Version)

 

  1. Red Hot (Black & Blue Demo Version)

 

  1. Layin’ Rubber (Demo Version)

 

  1. Walkin’ Away (early album mix)

 

  1. Cry Baby (Demo Version)

 

  1. Cold Shower (Demo Version)

 

  1. Lie Like A Rug (Demo Version)

 

  1. Sex (Demo Version)

Source: 37-Media Press

 

LONG LIVE KIX.

STONE.

 

EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE – Launches New Video

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Memphis, TN rockers Every Mother’s Nightmare (EMN) launched the second video, ‘Here’s To The Ones’ from their dynamic new album ‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’.

Released on October 23rd, ‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ is impacting radio around the globe and continues to gain momentum. The album is being hailed as the best in the band’s career. Click the link below to hear and see the video:

‘Here’s To The Ones’ is inspired by a fan and Veteran ‘Mighty Mike’, who met the band at a previous show. He waited all day to meet the band and when he finally did, he asked them to sign his prosthetic leg and take pictures. ‘Mighty Mikes’ actions had a profound affect on lead vocalist and EMN founder Rick Ruhl. “He’s seen some shit and it really got to me. When telling this story in recent interviews, it still chokes me up everytime. We owe our military who put themselves on the frontline to protect the freedoms of everyone in the U.S.. Freedom at cost, Blood’s what we pay.” says Rick Ruhl

LONG LIVE EVERY MOTHERS NIGHTMARE.

STONE.

DON’T SLEEP – COVER TOM PETTY’S “RUNNIN’ DOWN A DREAM”

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

East Coast hardcore torchbearers DON’T SLEEP are celebrating the life and times of Tom Petty, with their previously unreleased cover of the legendary songwriter’s track “Runnin’ Down A Dream.”

Listen To “Runnin’ Down A Dream” Now.

“Tom Petty is a musical treasure,” admits frontman Dave Smalley. “His music is one of those rare things that nearly everyone vibes on – everyone from hippies to hardcore hoodlums. When DON’T SLEEP was talking about what cover song we wanted to do, there were lots of great ideas but there was always one guy saying “yeah but…” But when our lead guitarist Tom McGrath suggested Tom Petty, and specifically this song, there was zero hesitation from anyone. To make a cover great, you need to feel it. And everyone felt it. We tracked this in The Green Room studio in Harrisburg, PA with producer Matt Holmes, and it was done super late in the evening, after midnight. Energy levels through the roof, karma bright. I had a ton of fun singing it, and the words are freaking phenomenal. We salute you Tom!”

DON’T SLEEP’s chemistry is made up of hardcore vets fronted by Smalley, known for his lung-emptying exhales with Dag Nasty, ALL, Down By Law, DYS and others. The band released their debut album Turn The Tide earlier this year (September 4th), produced by Brian McTernan (Be Well, Battery) and Gorilla Biscuits / Youth Of Today member Walter Schreifels. The album follows their two EPs – Don’t Sleep (2017) and Bring The Light (2018). No stranger to the stage, DON’T SLEEP has toured with Shelter, Sick Of It All, Madball, Face To Face, and performed on the final Vans Warped Tour in 2018.

Source: Mission Two PR

LONG LIVE DON’T SLEEP.

STONE.

On This Day In Metal History – October 15 – From Jimi Hendrix To Van Halen

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

October 15, 1965 – Rock icon Jimi Hendrix signed a recording contract with Ed Chalpin. The contract was for three years.

October 15, 1984 – An EP of previously released songs, 74 Jailbreak, was released by the invincible AC/DC, via Atlantic Records.

October 15, 1987 – Guitar wizard Joe Satriani released his second studio album, Surfing With The Alien, via Relativity Records. This proved to be Joe Satriani’s breakout album, with the title track receiving world-wide commercial success.

October 15, 1988 – Hall Of Fame band Bon Jovi saw their fourth studio album, New Jersey, reach #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Whoa.

October 15, 1995 – The mighty Van Halen performed at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Los Angeles California. Van Halen were touring in support of their tenth studio album: Balance.

Rest In Peace, Eddie Van Halen.

Stone.

BARONESS – Release Limited Edition “Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol. II” For Record Store Day’s Black Friday

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 7, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Oct. 7, 2020 – Baroness release Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol. II, a limited edition vinyl release featuring four tracks from the band’s Fall 2019 session at the famed London studio, as part of this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday event (Nov. 27, Abraxan Hymns).

Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol. II track list:

  1. Throw Me An Anchor
  2. Borderlines
  3. I’m Already Gone
  4. Tourniquet/Can Oscura

The EP was recorded during the band’s European tour in support of Gold & Grey, with Baroness joining BBC Radio 1 Rock Show host Daniel P. Carter and producer Simon Askew at Maida Vale Studios on Sept. 27. Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol II features black splatter vinyl with an etched b-side, custom artwork created by Baroness’ John Baizley and will retail for $23.98.

Baroness released Live at Maida Valle – BBC in 2013, following the band’s Yellow & Green tour. Pitchfork said the four-song offering “displayed the same grit and drive for which Baroness first garnered acclaim,” while PopMatters said the collection “crackles with energy.”

The band’s most recent release, Gold & Grey (http://smarturl.it/baroness-goldandgrey) arrived in June of 2019 with Stereogum saying the collection “is the best thing Baroness has ever done… a masterpiece,” NME declaring it “a work of art in the truest sense of the word “ and NPR, noting the synchronicity between Baroness’ music and imagery, observing that “Gold & Grey feels like a callback to the heyday of the rock album as art object.” The 17-track release debuted atop Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums Sales and Independent Albums’ Charts and found the band gracing the covers of both Revolver and Kerrang! magazines. The band documented the album’s creation in a series of videos, dubbed “Making Gold & Grey” (https://smarturl.it/makinggoldandgrey).

With Baroness’ 2020 tour schedule canceled, the four-piece released “Tourniquet (Socially Distant)” in April, offering fans a new, stirring rendition of the song (https://youtu.be/HeZw2W2L4Ss) and a message of hope: “Be safe. Be good to each other. Act with personal and civic responsibility. We’ll see you again soon.” The band convened last month for a livestream event that saw them perform Gold & Grey live in its entirety for the first time ever. Metal Insider said the special performance was “mesmerizing, emotional and, perhaps, the band at its creative height thus far.”

photo courtesy of Baroness

About BARONESS:

The GRAMMY® Award nominated Baroness is John Baizley (vocals/guitar), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). The Philadelphia-meets-New York based band have grown to be one of rock music’s most critically-revered as well as one of the most inventive artists of the modern era with each release in their kaleidoscopic canon seeing the band further defining their unique musical vantage point. Baroness’ catalog of studio recordings is: Gold & Grey (2019), Purple (2015), Yellow & Green (2012), Blue Record (2009), Red Album (2007), A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk (Split LP, 2007), Second (EP, 2004) and First (EP, 2004).

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