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ALCATRAZZ – Reveals Majestic New Video For “Grace Of God” As New Album, “V” Nears Release 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , on October 9, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Alex Solca)

Los Angeles born and guitar-driven heavy metal icons ALCATRAZZ today release their epic new single “Grace Of God.” The track is taken from the anticipated new full-length, V, set for release October 15th via Silver Lining Music.

The band celebrates the release of “Grace Of God” with a new video contrasting scenes of beautiful, breathtaking landscape with somber and evocative displays of raw emotion and battle. The track takes the listener on a monumental journey with vocalist Doogie White’s powerful soaring vocals, perfectly complimented by Joe Stump and Jimmy Waldo’s intricate weaving guitars and keys wizardry, bolstered by the thunderous and robust bass and drums from Gary Shea and Mark Benquechea.

“I love ‘Grace Of God,’” comments White, “it is a cracking tune with lots of intricate vocal parts; I love what everybody in the band has done on it, it has great energy and drive… It’s just magic!

“Lyrically, it is set in the Middle Ages,” White continues, “it is about the fear of being sent off to war to fight for your King, your Queen, or your country… to invade a land you’ve never heard of, to conquer people you know nothing about, to fight for a reason you’re not sure of, and the desperation in accepting such fate.”

“When I first heard ‘Grace Of God,’ I just couldn’t believe how perfectly well the melody and lyrics fit together: it’s hard to imagine anything else being better than that,” enthuses Waldo. “Doogie has the ability to write exactly what the melody of a track calls for and the result is very powerful.”

View ALCATRAZZ’s “Grace Of God” at THIS LOCATION.

View the band’s previously released videos for “Turn Of The Wheel,” “Sword Of Deliverance,” and “Guardian Angel” HERE.

is available for preorder at THIS LOCATION.

ALCATRAZZ:

Jimmy Waldo – keyboards
Gary Shea – bass
Doogie White – lead vocals
Joe Stump – guitar
Mark Benquechea – drums

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE ALCATRAZZ.

SCORPIONS – Announce New Studio Album And 2022 World Tour!

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

From Scorpions twitter timeline:
Are you a Rock Believer? Scorpions announce new studio album “Rock Believer” + World Tour 2022.

Scorpions Rock Zone fan community members have exclusive first access to tickets + VIP packages 10a CEST tomorrow 30 Sep at the scorpionscommunity.com.

Tickets go on-sale Fri. 1 October.

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

W.E.B. – Greek Symphonic Extreme Metal Act To Release ‘Colosseum’ Full-Length November 19th Via Metal Blade Records; New Video Now Playing + Preorders Available 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Georgina Staikou)

Athens-based metal outfit W.E.B. will release their Colosseum full-length on November 19th via Metal Blade Records today; unveiling the record’s artwork, track listing, first single, and preorders.

Forged in 2002 out of a “necessity to scream, blast, and create emotions and get on stage to exchange them with an audience,” Greece’s W.E.B. have steadily forged a path to becoming one of the premier European symphonic extreme metal bands expressing darkness and death through adrenaline and poetry. An output that’s both candid and theatrical, W.E.B. is here to move you, provoke you, and invite you on a journey through ravendark and starless nights. With four albums already under their collective belt, 2021’s fifth full-length, Colosseum, is inarguably the band’s greatest and most direct work to date.

“We wanted this album to be as straightforward as we could make it. We wanted it to be aggressive and to the point, and at the same time we have pushed literally everything, higher, faster, louder, harder. It is our most metal album,” states guitarist/vocalist Sakis Prekas. Combining the brutal with the catchy and drenching it in orchestrations that only serve to expand its epic scale, Colosseum is a thrilling, gripping listen with each of its nine tracks playing an important part in the album as a whole, making it clear that W.E.B. stands toe-to-toe with anyone in their genre.

With Colosseum, the band welcomes two new members: drummer Nikitas Mandolas, who joined following the recording of 2017’s Tartarus and whose playing is perfectly suited to the music W.E.B. make, and bassist/vocalist Hel Pyre. “Apart from the great lyrics and the perfect bass performance, she offered her brutal and clean vocals on many parts of the album, leaving her own mark of fire. This is a completely new element for W.E.B. that really gave a unique character to the material.”

With the lineup solidified, writing commenced in early 2019, sending ideas back and forth to one another, subsequently honing each song over many pre-production sessions. “With no references, when we make music, our only thoughts are that we want to make it sound as awesome as we can,” states Sakis. The dramatic orchestrations are of course a large part of that, with Christos Antoniou of Septicflesh handling this aspect of the sound as he has on previous W.E.B. releases. “Metal is the most revolutionary music genre ever to exist; adding to it symphonic orchestra makes the experience even more epic and emotional in a massive way. We want our music to inspire the senses, thus we aspire to make it intense from our perspective.”

Stream W.E.B.’s first single “Dominus Maleficarum” at THIS LOCATION.

W.E.B.’s Colosseum will be available on CD, fruit punch-colored LP, and digital formats. Find preordering options HERE.

In titling the record ColosseumW.E.B. draw comparisons with the past and present, in typically brutal style. “The Colosseum was the famous gigantic arena in Rome to give the people ‘food and spectacle,’ whereas what it truly did was to quench the mob’s thirst for blood and violence and keep their minds away from thinking; kind of an ancient TV-brainwash machine,” notes Sakis. “People nowadays seem to be thirsty for blood more than ever. They seek violence in almost everything. You can see it in social media, in the streets – even a simple fight between kids in a schoolyard attracts the other kids, not to separate but to watch. Humans miss the Colosseum and what it gave to their violent nature, even though they will never admit it. The title Colosseum is the irony of giving them what they secretly desire. Maybe then they will start to understand what they see in their mirror and hopefully it will bother them.”

Colosseum was recorded, mixed, and mastered in Sound Abuse Production Studio in Athens by Psychon and produced by Sakis Prekas. While Sakis admits it was the most difficult record they’ve ever made, it was also the smoothest of all recording sessions, largely due to being so prepared. “It also had to do a lot with the chemistry between us and the way Psychon works with us: keeping the recordings on a strict schedule, and at the same time making us always feel comfortable to express ourselves.”

Still, there were obstacles to overcome when it came to orchestrations and arrangements. “When you enter the rabbit-hole of symphonic orchestra and synths, you are in a chaos of sounds, and new ideas are always born through this. We had to spend hours on sound design and decisions like never before, yet the outcome speaks for itself.”

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Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE W.E.B.

DEATH ON FIRE – To Play Full Terror Assault Open Air 2021

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

Indiana’s DEATH ON FIRE are confirmed to play at this year’s Full Terror Assault Open Air festival.

Following the successful release of their 2021 EP, Six Foot Box, and lack of shows due to the pandemic, DEATH ON FIRE is eager to get back performing in front of a live audience. The Full Terror Assault festival marks a momentous date in the beginning of the band’s live shows planned for Autumn 2021.

Full Terror Assault brings the energy and atmosphere of the European style extreme metal festivals to the USA. The independently run event, held in Cave In Rock, Illinois, strives to bring impressive underground acts to the festival stage. Taking place from September 8th – 11th, it’s three days on non-stop brutality. DEATH ON FIRE will be taking to the stage on Thursday September 8th.

Links
DEATH ON FIRE:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/deathonfire666
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deathonfire/
Website: https://deathonfire.com/

Full Terror Assault:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FTAOpenAir
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fta_openair
Website: www.fullterrorassault.com

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DEATH ON FIRE.

SEA SLEEPER – To Release “Nostophobia” On Vinyl

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 15, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Following the success of their debut record Nostophobia, Portland based post death/ prog band SEA SLEEPER are unleashing the album on vinyl via Metal Assault Records.

“‘Nostophobia’ was always meant to be a vinyl experience. To our supporters, friends, and Metal Assault Records, thank you! You were all vital in the orchestration of our vision.”

Nostophobia delivers a hard-hitting sound from beginning to end. Opening with the intense “Salt”, the album begins a journey through heavily distorted instrumentation, obliterating harsh vocals, and utterly ludicrous energy from the percussion. Dynamic clean vocals, such as in “Old Guard”, enhance the texture of their sound without losing the all-encompassing dark atmosphere. Whilst “Mountain Carver” delves into technical realms with intricate melodies and riffs running throughout, accompanied by dissonant chord progressions. Influenced by the likes of Gorguts and Gojira or even Mastodon and Blut Aus Nord, SEA SLEEPER experiment with crossing genre boundaries and manipulating different styles.

The vinyl release of Nostophobia seeks to celebrate the success granted to them so early in their career. Despite the troubles of the pandemic, they are hard at work on their second album and are determined to support the underground scene that has cultivated their music.

Pre-order: https://seasleeper.bandcamp.com/

Socials:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seasleeper
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sea_sleeper/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/seasleeper
Bandcamp: https://seasleeper.bandcamp.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE SEA SLEEPER.

BLACK SITES – To Release New Album ‘Untrue’

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 11, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Originally forming in 2016, BLACK SITES combine old school metal elements and draw inspiration from a wide spectrum of artists such as VOIVOD, THIN LIZZY, and BLACK SABBATH to name a few. The new release follows their previous albums In Monochrome (2017), and Exile (2019) which made Angry Metal Guy’s #3 album of the year. Untrue delivers intricate guitar leads, powerful percussion and soaring vocals.

The album explores the variations of BLACK SITES’ sound from the dramatic opening “Sword of Orion”, gradually building the anticipation to an intense climax, to the progressive nature of “Echo of a Lie”, and the emotional performance of “White Ashes”. Exploring sophisticated melodies enhanced through delicious guitar tones and powerful vocals, Untrue is an enticing record.

Effortlessly entwining elements of traditional metal with progressive experimentation and their own distinctive style, BLACK SITES have produced a release with huge impact. From beginning to end Untrue reveals their creativity on a sojourn not to be missed.

Line-Up:
Mark Sugar – Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Bruchert – Guitar, Vocals
Garry Naples – Drums

Social media and music links:
https://blacksites.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/blacksites
https://www.instagram.com/blacksitesmusic

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE BLACK SITES.

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

Iron Maiden - 2015 Wall Calendar - promo pic - February

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

Iron Maiden - 2015 Wall Calendar - Back Cover promo - 2015

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

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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

Kiss - Love Gun - promotional album cover pic - 1977

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.

Kiss - Rock Vegas - promotional banner - 2014

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.

Kiss - la Kiss - 4th and loud - amc - promo banner - 2014

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

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LONG LIVE KISS.

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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

Snake Eyes Seven - yellow band logo - 2014

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.

Snake Eyes Seven - Recording Studio - promo pic - 2014 - #44M

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:

HighVolMusic - banner logo - #1 - 2013

Facebook: HighVolMusic

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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

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality album logo pic!

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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LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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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

Kaine - promo band pic - 2014 - #03209

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.

Kaine - The Waystone - promo cover pic - 2014

KAINE ONLINE:

Facebook

Twitter

Bandcamp

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(Source: Dewar PR)

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LONG LIVE KAINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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