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KING DIAMOND – Announces North American Tour Dates With Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats Plus Idle Hands

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 19, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

KING DIAMOND will embark on a North American headlining tour later year. The trek will commence on November 2nd and run through December 4th. Support will be provided by Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats and Idle Hands.

Comments KING DIAMOND, “Watch out North America, we are coming for you this Winter. I’m very proud to bring two special and amazing guests to you. Their names are Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, plus Idle Hands. Make an appointment now… kingdiamondcoven.com.”

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats notes, “As the long nights draw in and the temperatures drop, I can’t think of a better artist to creep around North America with than the legendary KING DIAMOND. You’ll all be in for a treat…See you there!”

Adds Idle Hands, “Touring with the iconic KING DIAMOND is nothing short of a dream and we are excited to make it a reality.”

See all confirmed dates below. VIP packages with KING DIAMOND are available for the first time ever on this tour. Visit kingdiamondcoven.com to purchase your ticket or VIP upgrade now.

KING DIAMOND will be touring in support of The Institute, his first studio album in twelve years! Fans can expect the debut single to arrive this Fall and an album in 2020; in the meantime, a tour teaser with a sneak peak of the new stage set can be viewed below or at: youtu.be/AdoUczDwKh4

KING DIAMOND remarks about the upcoming full-length, “For reasons unknown to you, it is clear that you have no way of making it to The Institute on your own at this point. Therefore, we will bring The Institute to you. You don’t want to miss this special opportunity for treatment only we can give you. It could be for your own good, you know…”

KING DIAMOND w/ Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Idle Hands:

11/02/2019 Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX

11/04/2019 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

11/05/2019 Dr. Phillips Center – Orlando, FL

11/07/2019 Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY

11/08/2019 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

11/10/2019 The Tower Theater – Philadelphia, PA

11/11/2019 The Lyric – Baltimore, MD

11/12/2019 M-Telus – Montreal, QC

11/14/2019 The Fillmore – Detroit, MI

11/15/2019 The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

11/16/2019 The Palace Theatre – Louisville, KY

11/18/2019 The Riviera – Chicago, IL

11/19/2019 Palace Theater – Minneapolis, MN

11/22/2019 The Fillmore – Denver, CO

11/23/2019 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

11/25/2019 The Paramount – Seattle, WA

11/26/2019 The Schnitzer – Portland, OR

11/27/2019 The Queen Elizabeth – Vancouver, BC

11/29/2019 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA

12/01/2019 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

12/02/2019 Magnolia – San Diego, CA

12/03/2019 The Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA

12/04/2019 Comerica – Phoenix, AZ

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND

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 – ANNOUNCES 2016 SUMMER AMERICAN “FREEDOM TO ROCK” TOUR

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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36+ CITY TOUR TO KICK OFF JULY 7TH IN BOISE, IDAHO – TICKETS ON SALE BEGINNING FRIDAY APRIL 15TH – at: http://www.kissonline.com/tour

America’s # 1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time KISS, has announced its 2016 Summer American “Freedom To Rock” Tour and will visit 36+ cities nationwide with more markets being announced soon. The long-awaited & highly anticipated “Freedom To Rock” Tour will kick off on July 7th in Boise, Idaho and will travel the country throughout July and August and will close September 10th in Huntington, West Virginia.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday April 15th for all concert dates (The Grand Rapids, MI and Youngstown, OH shows go on sale Monday April 18th).

A KISS ARMY Fan Club Exclusive Pre-sale will begin April 12th.

The KISS “Freedom To Rock” Tour will bring epic rock to 25+ cities it hasn’t been to in over 10+ years and four brand new cities as well. KISS specifically wanted to take the “Freedom To Rock” Tour to its fans in markets that haven’t had the chance to see them in some time or ever at all. This 36+ city tour will rock those markets and allow fans across the country to see America’s favorite rock band of all time, KISS.

Opening for KISS will be Recording Artist Caleb Johnson (American Idol Season 13 winner) for shows July 7 – August 10 while the All-Star rock band THE DEAD DAISIES will open for KISS for shows August 10 – September 10. The “Freedom To Rock” Tour is produced by: National Shows 2 (nationalshows2.com), Frank Productions (frankproductions.com), and CMoore Live (cmoorelive.com).

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“Freedom To Rock” Tour Dates Include:

July 7 Boise, Idaho – Taco Bell Arena
July 9 Eugene, Oregon – Matthew Knight Arena
July 10 – Kennewick, Washington – Toyota Center
July 15 – Spokane, Washington – Spokane Arena
July 16 – Bozeman, Montana -Breeden Fieldhouse
July 18 – Colorado Springs, Colorado – World Arena
July 20 – Independence, Missouri – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
July 22 – Lincoln, Nebraska – Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 23 – Springfield, Missouri – JQH Arena
July 25 – Wichita, Kansas – Intrust Bank Arena
July 27 – Sioux City, Iowa – Tyson Events Center
July 29 – Cheyenne, Wyoming – Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 30 – Minot, North Dakota – North Dakota State Fair
August 1 – Mankato, Minnesota – Verizon Wireless Center
August 3 – Duluth, Minnesota – Amsoil Arena
August 5 – Moline, Illinois – iWireless Arena
August 6 – La Crosse, Wisconsin – La Crosse Center
August 8 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – BMO Harris Bradley Center
August 10 – Green Bay, Wisconsin – Resch Center
August 12 – Fort Wayne, Indiana – Allen County Memorial Coliseum
August 13 – Grand Rapids, Michigan – Van Andel Arena
August 15 – Saginaw, Michigan – Dow Event Center
August 17 – Springfield, Illinois – Illinois State Fair
August 20 – Rockford, Illinois – BMO Harris Bank Center
August 22 – Dayton, Ohio – Nutter Center
August 24 – Toledo, Ohio – Huntington Center
August 26 – Youngstown, Ohio – Covelli Centre
August 27 – Erie, Pennsylvania – Erie Insurance Arena
August 29 – Rochester, New York – Blue Cross Arena
August 30 – State College, Pennsylvania – Bryce Jordan Center
September 1 – Allentown, Pennsylvania – Great Allentown Fair
September 3 – Worcester, Massachusetts – DCU Center
September 4 – Portland, Maine – Cross Insurance Arena
September 7 – Bridgeport, Connecticut – Webster Bank Arena
September 9 – Richmond, Virginia – Richmond Coliseum
September 10 – Huntington, West Virginia – Big Sandy Arena

** Additional markets to be announced soon

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

Sign The Petition To Erect A Statue Of The Late RONNIE JAMES DIO At His Birthplace!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Ronnie James Dio Facebook:

Fans launch petition to erect statue of Ronnie in his birth-town of Portsmouth, NH. Great to see support like this coming from the fans. 
Show your support by adding your name to this petition:

https://www.change.org/p/the-portsmouth-city-council-build-…

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Stone says: I signed this petition and felt honored doing so! Please click the link above and do the same! The late Ronnie James Dio deserves to be recognized by his birthplace! Let’s join together as fans of Ronnie James Dio and give back to a man who gave us all his timeless gift of Heavy Metal. Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio.

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MetalOdyssey

Stone.

Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund – 2nd Annual Ride For Ronnie – Info You Need

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on March 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Ronnie James Dio Facebook:

Join us on May 22nd to help raise money for cancer research;
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund presents 
the 2nd Annual Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle Ride & Concert!

For more info about the organization or to purchase tickets, visit: DioCancerFund.org/events/

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The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised close to $1 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects.

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MetalOdyssey

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

Stone.

BLACKHOUR – Pakistani Band’s Debut Album “Sins Remain” Out Now; Music Video “Battle Cry” Streaming

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 28, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Pakistan, the unlikeliest of places, we see a Heavy Metal band that’s creating quite a stir in the region. Blackhour have released their sophomore debut album via Transcending Obscurity Distribution, on January 5th, 2016, presenting five epic songs with immense soul and sublime musicianship. Musically comparable to the classic traits of Iron Maiden as well as the modern soft improvisations of a band like Sentenced, the band forges a sound that is bound to hold appeal to any metal fan, old or new.

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Long, flowing compositions are spiced up with gritty vocals and punctuated by widely lauded harmonized dual solos which make the songs difficult to forget in any case. Impeccably produced and presented in a standard-setting quality, here’s Heavy Metal music that will give you goosebumps all over. The time has come. Blackhour will strike.

Listen to and watch BLACKHOUR Battle Cry:

Band Interviewed By ROCK HARD Magazine:

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“The combination of well-constructed songs and tight performances make it an easy listen” – Metal Rules (US/Canada) 4/5

“the rest of the world needs to meet them.” – Glacially Musical (US)

“their blend of traditional, NWOBHM and progressive metal definitely has potential.” – About.com (US)

“there is no country that does not produce metal music and Pakistan is no exception” – Metal Zone (Greece)

“should check out the band absolutely” – Metal Underground (Austria)

“Quality stuff, and very enjoyable.” – Wonderbox Metal (UK)

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Album Line-up:

Hashim Mehmood – Guitars

Tayyab Rehman – Vocals

Mubbashir Sheikh Mashoo – Guitars

Salman Afzal – Bass

Daim Mehmood – Drums

For more info on BLACKHOUR:

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Source: Transcending Obscurity

Transcending Obscurity India Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Transcending Obscurity Facebook

Blackhour Facebook

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLACKHOUR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Lemmy Kilmister Of Motörhead – Rest In Peace, Our Metal Icon

Posted in classic rock, Metal with tags , , , , on December 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Official Motörhead Facebook:

There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it’s way down the street, with his family.

We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.

We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD. 
Have a drink or few.

Share stories.

Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.

HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.

Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to lose, lived to win.

Please feel free to post your condolences, well wishes and memories here:

https://www.facebook.com/riplemmyk

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Stone Says: Tremendously sad news. Goodbye, Lemmy. Thank you for the Rock ‘N Roll. I will forever spread the word of Motörhead. The Metal and Rock ‘N Roll world will truly never be the same without Lemmy.

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I’ll never forget seeing Motörhead for the first time live, it was one of my most magical Metal moments I’ve experienced, back in the mid 80’s. I saw concert fans tussle and struggle to take ownership of Lemmy’s cigarette butt; one in which he flicked into the crowd. I watched Lemmy play bass and sing Killed By Death, Jailbait and Ace Of Spades, only 20 or so feet away from me, in an overcrowded West Hartford Ballroom, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Slayer later headlined. With a couple of minor bruises, I stunk of cigarette smoke, sweat and beer after leaving that show. It doesn’t get any better than that.

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MetalOdyssey

Stone.

SCORPIONS Documentary Film “FOREVER AND A DAY” Hits The Big Screens In The U.S., This October 14th!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The SCORPIONS continue to celebrate their 50th year in Rock with a special national screening event of their first theatrical release, the documentary film, Forever And A Day, beginning Wednesday, October 14th.

For locations and tickets visit: 
http://www.The-Scorpions.com/ForeverAndADay/

Watch the trailer now here: https://youtu.be/KzTfIxUuTSA or below! Whoa!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

Stone.

SAXON – Postpones UK Tour Due To Sudden Illness Of Drummer Nigel Glocker

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Saxon (Official) Facebook:

Saxon regret to inform UK fans that the remaining tour dates have been postponed due to Nigel Glocker’s health issues. The drummer was rushed to the hospital on Monday night; more details will follow as soon as available.

Biff Byford says: “Devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has been taken ill. We have to postpone all shows until we find out more. He has been taken to hospital in Newcastle. All our thoughts are with Nigel and his family.”

Biff Byford later wrote: “Nigel our friend and brother is in the hospital in the UK having tests to find a bleed on his brain. He is up and talking but he says he has a ball crushing headache. I will pass all your messages on to Gina, Nigel’s wife and we all pray that Nige can pull through this! At the moment all shows have been re scheduled to 3/4/5/6/7 of February 2015” – Biff

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Nigel Glocker (Credit: Saxon Facebook)

The UK dates were due to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list featured tracks from what is known to the fans as ‘The Holy Trinity’ – Saxon’s seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather.

The following shows are re-scheduled as follows: Tickets are valid for the new dates.

February 3rd NEWCASTLE Academy

February 4th NOTTINGHAM Rock City

February 5th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall

February 6th OXFORD Academy

February 7th LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

The band and management would like to apologize to all involved for any inconvenience caused.

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* For more info on SAXON:

Facebook: Saxon (Official)

MetalOdyssey

GET WELL & STAY STRONG NIGEL GLOCKER.

LONG LIVE SAXON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – 2015 Wall Calendar Is Available Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The IRON MAIDEN 2015 wall calendar is available now! Click the links below to buy your copy! Metal be thy name!

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Official-Iron-Maiden-Calendar-2015/dp/1780545355

 Order direct from: http://www.ironmaiden.com

http://www.ironmaiden.com/2015-calendar.html

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Above: February – Adrian Smith (pictured above) was born on February 27th, 1957.

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Above: back cover of 2015 Iron Maiden wall calendar; depicting each month’s page layout.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

Stone.

KISS “Love Gun” – Deluxe 2CD Version Releasing On October 27th, Via UMe; All The Details Here!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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New version of 1977 studio recording contains previously unreleased demos, live tracks, 1977 Gene Simmons interview and liner notes by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott

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As reported on the KISS Facebook:

Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees KISS continue to celebrate their 40th anniversary with the release of a deluxe two-CD version of their 1977 platinum-plus album, Love Gun, coming out October 27, 2014 on Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). The band’s sixth studio recording, Love Gun was the first album to feature lead vocal performances from all four original band members, and has since gone on to sell more than four million copies.

The two-CD edition will include the complete re-mastered first album, featuring such classics as the title track, “Plaster Caster,” the song inspired by Cynthia Plaster Caster, the groupie famous for taking casts of rock star genitalia; “Shock Me,” written about Ace Frehley suffering an electric shock during a concert in Lakeland, Florida; “Christine Sixteen,” and “Then She Kissed Me,” the band’s cheeky, gender-switching cover of the Crystals’ 1963 hit penned by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector.

The second disc is made up of rare, never released Love Gun demos of “Plaster Caster,” “Tomorrow and Tonight” and “Much Too Soon.” The first four lines of the demo “I Know Who You Are” eventually evolved and became the song “Living In Sin” and the rest of the lyrics and music became “I Know Who You Are.” A glimpse into Paul Stanley’s creative process is demonstrated in “Love Gun (Teaching Demo)” with Stanley talking through the various chords of the song after writing the song. The next version “Love Gun (Demo)” is the complete demo performance. “Reputation,” the only previously released demo, was originally included on this year’s KISS 40 compilation.

Also included is a 1977 interview with Gene Simmons, as well as three never-available live tracks from their show at the Capitol Centre, Landover, MD from December 20, 1977, “Love Gun,” “Christine Sixteen” and “Shock Me.” The package comes with liner notes especially written by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, recently on tour with KISS.

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With the culmination of the KISS 40th Anniversary Tour, KISS marks their four decades as America’s most iconic band with their first-ever residency, KISS Rocks Vegas, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a series of nine performances, starting Wednesday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 23, including shows on Nov. 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19 and 22. KISS will make waves with one of the loudest, most over-the-top, non-stop parties ever at The Joint, unleashing its signature elaborate set designs, jam-packed set list, intense pyrotechnics and much more.

From rock ‘n’ roll to fashion, always creating and inspiring, KISS recently appeared as the finale on the prime-time CBS special Fashion Rocks, live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, with Afrojack, Duran Duran, Jennifer Lopez, Miranda Lambert, Nico + Vinz, Pitbull, Rita Ora and the Band Perry.

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Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley also star in 4th and Loud, the new primetime docu-series from AMC, which chronicles the first season of the Arena Football League team L.A. KISS.

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

SNAKE EYES SEVEN “Medicine Man” – New Album Releasing On HighVolMusic

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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HighVolMusic is pleased to announce the signing of the Canadian Heavy Metal band Snake Eyes Seven. Snake Eyes Seven is currently recording their latest effort Medicine Man with producer Cam McLeod (White Wolf) at the Wolfsden (pic below) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Medicine Man marks the bands 3rd release with label president Bill Chavis. Both Snake Eyes Seven (2007) and 13 Crows (2010) were released with Bill. “I am very happy to have Cole and company back on-board. Cole and I developed a great friendship from day one. He is a great person and loyal friend to the end, not to mention a prolific riff master and writer. We have worked together for so long it just seems logical for me to be involved with the next Snake Eyes Seven chapter. Cole called and said will you do this, I said when do we start? I discovered Cole and his band years ago but actually turned him down the first few times. It was only after Cole’s non-stop perseverance that I caved in. The first release was OK but 13 Crows was outstanding. I don’t think it caught on but it was a great release. Medicine Man proves to be the best Snake Eyes Seven release yet and judging by the demo material, it will be a game changer.



Snake Eyes Seven now features Cole ‘The Madman’ Stevens – guitar, Cam McLeod – guitar, Danny Deane – vocals, Mike Cillis – bass, and Erik Young – drums.

Snake Eyes Seven recently launched their Facebook page with a new website to follow in the coming days. More details on Medicine Man including soundbytes and other information will be revealed soon.

Crank Up Show Me The Money below! Whoa!

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Source:

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Facebook: HighVolMusic

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SNAKE EYES SEVEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLACK SABBATH – Ozzy Reveals To Metal Hammer A New Studio Album Is Planned With Rick Rubin; A Final Tour Planned For 2015

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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A new BLACK SABBATH studio album and final tour for 2015! Whoa! Metal Be Thy Name! Read the entire Metal Hammer article which features Ozzy Osbourne’s revelations on such grand news, by clicking the link below:

http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-09-29/world-exclusive-black-sabbath-to-record-new-album

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

 

KAINE – To Support Savage Messiah In November

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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KAINE are pleased to announce that they have been chosen to open for Savage Messiah on the 21st of November at the Portland Arms Cambridge.

The band was given the support slot after being chosen by fans in a poll that was run by the promoter, Millerton Events Cambridge. Kaine won over half the votes despite competing against 11 other bands for the slot.

Band founder Rage Sadler said:

“Many of our fans have requested we play with Savage Messiah for a long time, seeing that we are two revival bands with styles that complement each other well. We are extremely lucky to have been given this rare opportunity to actually do this gig by our fans. Savage Messiah are on a big label and its not very easy to work with one another, so we are very excited about being able to finally do this. We will be playing a number of our older thrash songs at the show which makes this gig even more special for the band. It will also be fun to catch up with Mira (Savage Messiah, bass) who we befriended while he was playing in Monument. This will definitely be a gig not to miss.”

For more information on the show, please visit the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/721922324539778/

In further news, the band’s critically acclaimed album The Waystone will be released on vinyl and CD in North American on October 14th 2014 via Static Tension Records.

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KAINE ONLINE:

Facebook

Twitter

Bandcamp

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(Source: Dewar PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KAINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – UK Tour Begins Today In Liverpool

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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KOBRA AND THE LOTUS is a Canadian Heavy Metal band formed in 2009 by lead vocalist and songwriter Kobra Paige.

Since 2012, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS has logged several thousand kilometres of travel, playing club, arena and festival stages around the world. They have torn up the main stages at major international festivals, including Sonisphere (Spain), Download (UK), Bloodstock (UK), Hellfest (France), Graspop (Netherlands), Gods Of Metal (Italy) and many more and opened up for Judas Priest at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo (London, UK).

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS supported KISS and Def Leppard across North America this past Summer and have shared stages with a wide variety of acts over the past two years, including Sonata Arctica, Fear Factory, Black Label Society, Steel Panther and Buckcherry.

Kobra is now leading her band on a dozen of shows throughout the UK, starting today in Liverpool! Check out the tour dates, cities and venues below! Whoa!

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Listen to and watch the music video for Soldier, a grand song from the new KOBRA AND THE LOTUS album: High Priestess.

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* For more info on KOBRA AND THE LOTUS:

Facebook: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS

Website: http://www.kobraandthelotus.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KOBRA AND THE LOTUS.

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

PRIMAL FEAR – Announces New Drummer: AQUILES PRIESTER

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As announced on the PRIMAL FEAR Facebook:

The new beast behind the drums of the Metal Commando – welcome Aquiles Priester.

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AQUILES PRIESTER: Drummer, Composer, Producer, Clinician and Instructor. Bands: Primal Fear, Hangar, Noturnall, Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore…

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AQUILES PRIESTER – D R U M S O LO – (below) from the Appearance at the Modern Drummer Festival 2011 – from the Hudson Music DVD: Modern Drummer Festival 2011…more Videos here at DRUMMERWORLD: ‪http://www.drummerworld.com

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AQUILES PRIESTER – on the cover of Modern Drummer Brazil, October 2014:

Aquiles Priester - Modern Drummer - Brazil - promo cover pic - 2014

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PRIMAL FEAR:

Ralf Scheepers – Vocals,
Magnus Karlsson – Guitars,
Alex Beyrodt – Guitars,
Aquiles Priester – Drums,
Mat Sinner – Bass & Vocals

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Website: http://www.aquilespriester.com

Website: http://www.primalfear.de

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PRIMAL FEAR.

LONG LIVE AQUILES PRIESTER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

AGHAST! – Reveal Debut Album Details

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Aghast! - promo band pic - 2014 - #8538

Formed in 2006 after a drinking competition, UK extreme metallers Aghast! have finally scheduled the release of their debut album. *Applause*

Entitled ‘All The Rage’, the album will see the light of day on 1st October 2014 and in their own words expect “Fast. Heavy. Catchy.”

Since their formation, Aghast! have recorded a number of EP’s and have gained a reputation for delivering the goods every time. Their most recent record ‘Live Dangerously’ seen media attention soar with Thrash Hits commenting on the EP as, “…three tracks of straight-up speed, for those of you who like stuff where guitars shred faster than a Betterware onion slicer and the sound of drummers feet snapping away from their ankles”, while Metal Hammer said, “Blasting fury? Check. Venomous brutality designed to tear flesh from bone? Check. Sadistically evil in a way that’s worrying? Check. Really fucking good? Hell yes.”

Why the long wait for a debut you say? Well… “We have spent years experimenting and honing our sound” commented the band. “But you only get one opportunity to release your debut album and ‘All The Rage’ is a statement of intent. It exemplifies every aspect of the Aghast! sound and our attitude to making heavy music. We wanted it to be brutally heavy with a recognisable groove and packed with hooks that people can grab on to. Heavy metal should be entertaining and fun to listen to and that’s what we feel we have achieved with this record. It is a thrill ride from start to finish and we hope that everyone can get on board with us!”

Aghast! - All The Rage - promo cover pic

‘All The Rage’ artwork was completed by comic book artist Zak Simmonds-Hurn.

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Track List:

01) Die Laughing

02) All The Rage

03) Hollywood Ending

04) Afterlife Crisis

05) Drop Dead Famous

06) Bang To Rights

07) It’s Your Funeral

08) Look Alive!

09) Sea of Trees

10) Hells Bells (and Buckets of Blood)

11) We Fear Silence

12) Noise Pollution

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The album was recorded by Derya Nagle at Playgle Productions, London, UK & Johnny Walker at Moles Studio, Bath, UK and mastered by Ue Nastasi (Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Clutch, Anthrax, Lamb Of God).

Check Out Title Track Lyric Video ‘All The Rage’

Aghast! - All Areas - promo tour flyer - October 2014

The band will also be taking the album on the road and touring throughout England later this month and into October.

29th September – Brighton, Sticky Mikes Frog Bar

01st October – Norwich, B2

02nd October – Bristol, The Gryphon

03rd October – Birmingham, The Asylum

04th October – Southampton, Firehouse

05th October – Preston, The Adelphi

06th October – Leeds, Fox & Newt

07th October – Manchester, Star & Garter

19th October – London, Black Heart w/ Arsis

31st October – Hitchin, Club 85

22nd November – London, The Unicorn

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on AGHAST!

www.aghastmetal.com

www.facebook.com/AGHASTKVLT

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AGHAST!

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KAINE – Sign U.S. Record Deal With Static Tension Recordings

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kaine - The Waystone - promo cover pic - 2014

British heavy metallers Kaine have just signed a special record agreement with newly founded Static Tension Recordings.The record deal gives Static Tension exclusive rights to market and sell Kaine’s album, The Waystone, in the United States over the next two years. Kaine is excited to be working with Static Tension on the upcoming US release which is scheduled for October 14th, 2014.

The band’s guitarist/vocalist, Rage Sadler, comments: “I am very pleased we have come to an agreement with Static Tension. This is the perfect deal for us as this gives them exclusive rights to sell and market the band in America while we receive a fair share of the income from record sales. The deal also enables us to continue selling our own CDs and allows us to retain all of our own digital and merch income. The majority of European labels are only interested in ripping bands off and we really couldn’t do this sort of deal with the labels that approached us. This definitely isn’t the case with Static Tension who are firmly in the 21st Century and moving with the times as we are.”

Kyle Stevens of Static Tension, who has 26 years’ experience in the music industry, having worked for the likes of Universal Music Group, stated: “I am extremely pleased to have Kaine as my first signing to Static Tension Recordings. They’re continued hard work, business savvy, and most importantly, their song writing skills are a breath of fresh air in today’s stagnant talent pool. Proving that Traditional Heavy Metal is alive and well will make the forefathers from the New Wave of Heavy Metal proud.”

Kaine have previously released a statement regarding their DIY route of releasing albums. Read it here.

Listen to the album The Waystone via the band’s Bandcamp page, below:

Kaine - promo band pic - 2014 - #03209

KAINE:

Rage Sadler – Guitars & Vocals
Dan Mailer – Bass & Vocals
Ant Murch – Lead Guitar
Chris MacKinnon – Drums

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(Source: Dewar PR)

* For more info on KAINE:

Kaine Facebook

Kaine website

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KAINE.

KAINE KICKS LEGIT METAL ASS. 

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

FAITHSEDGE – “Saving Anything” Lyric Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Faithsedge - The Answer Of Insanity - promo cover pic

After their debut album, Faithsedge return with their new album The Answer Of Insanity, featuring singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia, former Dokken lead guitarist Alex De Rosso, drummer Tony Morra (Van Zant) and two of the best keyboard players in melodic rock, Eric Ragno (Trixter /Fergie Frederiksen) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline).

The Answer Of Insanity is simply a perfect mix of hard rock, heavy metal and progressive, with plenty of melodic old school hooks, concept songwriting and stripped-down edgy in-your-face production, to rebel back at current trends and fads in the music business.

Produced by Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Vai/Steve Lukather) and mastered by Peter Doell (David Lee Roth/Richard Marx) at Universal Mastering in Los Angeles, the album is now available worldwide.

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Stone Says: Yes, my Heavy Rock brethren, Giancarlo and his band Faithsedge have really delivered a Hard Rockin’ blow to my cranium with their new song Saving Anything and I’m better off for it! Faithsedge have returned… Metal be thy name!!

Saving Anything (Lyric Video) Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Giancarlo Floridia - promo pic - 2014 - #37770

Giancarlo Floridia – Founding member, lead vocalist, songwriter & guitarist

The Answer Of Insanity – Track Listing:

“Now I Know The Truth”

“Revolve My World”

“The Way I Have To Let You Go”

“Are We Gonna Stand?”

“Comes Crashing Down”

“Saving Anything”

“Pray For This”

“Until Your Home”

“When I Lost You”

“Destroy You”

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* For more info on FAITHSEDGE:

Facebook: Faithsedge

Website: http://www.faithsedgemusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAITHSEDGE.

FAITHSEDGE KICKS HEAVY ROCK ASS.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCKIN’ GREAT MUSIC.

Stone.

ORANGE GOBLIN’s New Album Coming This October; Track Streaming At Loudwire

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Orange Goblin - Back From The Abyss - promo cover pic

Candlelight Records has confirmed October 7th as the North American release date for ORANGE GOBLIN’s new album, Back From The Abyss. Recorded earlier this year in London, the album reunites the band with producer Jamie Dodd. It was mastered at Turan Audio in late July. Back From The Abyss will be available for preorder via iTunes and Amazon beginning August 26th. Fans can begin to preorder the CD today via Candlelight’s official webstore and Bandcamp page.

Loudwire.com is celebrating the announcement with an exclusive North American stream of the album’s first single, The Devil’s Whip. Vocalist Ben Ward says: “This song is a real old-school banger stuffed full of riffs, sleaze, filth, and speed… just like the best metal should be! It’s Motörhead-style, outlaw-biker rock in all its glory, destined to get heads banging, fists pumping, drinks flowing and asses shaking. If you don’t find yourself breaking the speed limit to this song, desperate to find the roughest bar in town, start a fight and spending the night in a cell, then you are quite clearly already dead. Let’s ride, let loose, let’s rip… that’s right, you can’t escape ‘The Devil’s Whip.'”

Listen now HERE.

Back From The Abyss follows the band’s most successful release, 2012’s A Eulogy For The Damned, and the recent reissue of their 2007 album Healing Through Fire. Featuring twelve new songs, it delivers the quartets now internationally respected Heavy Metal. Decibel Magazine calls the band’s sound, “maximum riffage and turbo doom.” Blabbermouth dubs them, “a big burly bag of rock goodness.” Rocking hard as fans have come to expect, Back From The Abyss shows not only the band’s tried-and-true blues and doom but the high caliber of their musicianship.

ORANGE GOBLIN will kick off the Autumn with a European tour alongside Doom legends St. Vitus. Set to begin in France on October 9th, the tour will work its way through thirteen countries before concluding in Germany on November 14th. On the tour’s announcement Ward said: “We are extremely excited to be going on tour with our good friends and long-time heroes St. Vitus. Vitus are one of the bands that inspired us to form ORANGE GOBLIN all those years ago and to be able to promote our new album and celebrate their thirty-fifth anniversary at the same time just blows my mind.”

Orange Goblin - Back From The Abyss - promo cover pic

American dates in support of Back From The Abyss are anticipated to start early in the new year. Details to be announced shortly.

Together since 1995, ORANGE GOBLIN has released seven full-length studio albums. A Eulogy For The Damned was the band’s first for Candlelight Records and closed a five year recording hiatus. The album was supported with the most live dates by the band in their history; touring that saw the band on North America soil first alongside Clutch then on a full-scale headline tour that found them on thirty-eightstages across the US and Canada. Two videos were filmed and released for the album, including Red Tide Rising and the special Scion A/V video for Acid Trials.

Back From The Abyss – Track Listing:

1. Sabbath Hex
2. Ubermensch
3. The Devil’s Whip
4. Demon Blues
5. Heavy Lies The Crown
6. Into the Arms of Morpheus
7. Mythical Knives
8. Bloodzilla
9. The Abyss
10. Titan
11. Blood Of Them
12. The Shadow Over Innsmouth

ORANGE GOBLIN is vocalist Ben Ward, guitartist Joe Hoare, bassist Martyn Millard, and drummer Christopher Turner. The band are endorsed by Marshall Amplification, Orange Amplification, Fender Bass Guitars, Natal Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Remo Skins, Vans, Volcom, Boss Pedals, Rotosound Strings, and Jagermeister.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ORANGE GOBLIN:

http://www.facebook.com/orangegoblinofficial

http://www.orange-goblin.com

http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com 

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ORANGE GOBLIN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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