Archive for Heavy Metal

ICARUS WITCH: Pittsburgh Traditional Metal Veterans Drop “10,000 Light Years From Home” Single/Lyric Video – New Album, “No Devil Lived On” Due In 2023 On Cleopatra Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

photo by Aubrianna Myers

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s long-running traditional metal veterans ICARUS WITCH today drop a banger of a new single, “10,000 Light Years From Home,” as well as a captivating lyric video for the anthem. With this sci-fi-themed single, the band provides a glimpse into their futuristic folklore concept album slated for 2023 through Cleopatra Records.

UK’s Metal Hammer Magazine called ICARUS WITCH, “One of the best New Wave Of Traditional Metal Bands to carry the standard triumphantly into the future.” Today, the band is living up to that prediction as they unveil an animated video that takes place in a dystopian future, created in part with AI, set to an explosive trad metal track called “10,000 Light Years From Home.” This song was road-tested on festival stages around the world this year and showcases the first studio recording released by the band since 2018’s critically acclaimed LP, Goodbye Cruel World. The single marks another milestone for the band as it’s part of their first concept album, No Devil Lived On, which will be released next year.

Founding member Jason Myers sets the scene, “Though written at the height of the global pandemic, the messages in ‘10,000 Light Years From Home’ ring truer today than ever before. The lyrics are taken from the ship’s log of a crew on a doomed space voyage. The story takes place in the near future when an elite group of global government officials as well as several of the world’s wealthiest business leaders, and foreign royals take flight on a mission to escape the planet they helped decimate while seeking to colonize new worlds to satiate their egos and personal fortunes. Will these intergalactic robber barons accomplish their selfish cosmic agenda, or will the prophecy of Gaia’s mysterious occult council prevail? Tune in to find out.”

Featuring a guest spoken word section by Paul Messerle, the guitars and bass for “10,000 Light Years From Home” were recorded by Quinn Lukas at QL Audio, and the vocals and drums were recorded by Andrew D’Cagna at Sacred Sound Studio. The song was mixed and mastered by Brad Cox at Black Paw Studios. Aubrianna Myers handled the graphic design while Jason Myers produced the video using Midjourney AI illustrations animated by Emre Alan.

Watch ICARUS WITCH’s spellbinding “10,000 Light Years From Home” lyric video now at THIS LOCATION.

“10,000 Light Years From Home” is also available on all major streaming services today including Spotify HERE, Apple Music HERE, Amazon HERE, and more.

Watch for updates on ICARUS WITCH’s impending No Devil Lived On album to post in the months ahead.

ICARUS WITCH:
Andrew D’Cagna – vocals
Quinn Lukas – guitar
Jason Myers – bass, synthesizer
Noah Skiba – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

SPELLBOOK – Releases “Goddess” Lyric Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

York (PA) – Vintage proto-metal purveyors SPELLBOOK have released a lyric video for “Goddess,” a track from new album Deadly Charms. You can check out the video at youtu.be/gZEUeAmb4_s or below:

Deadly Charms is available on CD, digital, and vinyl formats via Cruz Del Sur Music. See the links below for streaming and purchase options.

CD (Cruz Del Sur Music Store): https://tinyurl.com/mpmf7fw6

LP (Cruz Del Sur Music Store): https://tinyurl.com/2s44x6dz

Bandcamp: spellbookband.bandcamp.com/album/deadly-charms

Deadly Charms on Spotify

The follow-up to 2020’s Magick & Mischief was recorded in February at Developing Nations in Baltimore, Maryland, with producer/engineer Kevin Bernsten. The album also marks the SPELLBOOK recording debut of their two new guitarists, Les Yarde and Patrick “Patty” Benton.

“The material has new life injected into it while still maintaining the adventurous ’70s hard rock sound we strive for,” says drummer Nick Zinn. “It certainly helped Les and Patty love Magick & Mischief and its no-rules approach. Yet, at the same time, Deadly Charms does seem a bit more focused. We love how the overall vibe has a more anthemic feel.”

Line-Up:

Nate Tyson – Vocals
Les Yarde – Guitar
Patrick “Patty” Benton – Guitar
Seibert Lowe Jr. – Bass
Nick Zinn – Drums

According to Zinn, the lyrical themes on Deadly Charms lean much heavier on horror and reality than the fantasy and fiction approach found in Magick & Mischief. The David Thiérrée (BEHEMOTH, MORTIIS, IHSAHN)-created artwork capably showcases these topics.

“The cover depicts an open spell book spewing forth witches, devils and other ghastly things,” notes Zinn. “These are all subject matters within Deadly Charms songs. We’ve been fortunate to work with so many great artists over the years on different albums dating back to our WITCH HAZEL days and enjoy the excitement of a new artist on each project we do.”

Magick & Mischief was released in the thick of the global pandemic. While it put a premature end to the band’s touring plans, it immediately cultivated a feverish critical following.

Track Listing:

  1. 1928
  2. Rehmeyer’s Hollow [Video]
  3. Goddess [Video]
  4. Pandemonium
  5. Her Spectral Armies
  6. The Witch Of Riley Creek [Video]
  7. Deadly Charms
  8. Night Of The Doppelganger
  9. Out For Blood

Source: ClawHammer PR

Hear MÖTLEY CRÜE And RATT Hits Together!

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From: Stephen Pearcy newsletter

Bring on the Aqua Net….your 80’s dream team has come true!! Vince Neil and Stephen Pearcy are bringing the 1980’s Sunset Strip Experience to your town…..starting with Coachella, California, Tempe Arizona, then more shows to be announced.

These 2 Legendary Voices of MTV and all things debaucherous will give fans a night filled with Hit after Hit taking you back to your days in the Sun blasting tunes from your Boombox while drinking Bartles & James at the beach. 🏖️

So wax up the Z28, load up the trunk with ice and wine coolers, pick up your hottest babe, and Come to the Coolest Party in your life!! Vince Neil and Stephen Pearcy are comin’ to your town and it’s Gonna be FRICKIN’ AWESOME!

Get your tickets today!

Extreme Metal Music – One Man Black Metal TRYGLAV Announces New Album “The Ritual” Out Feb 2023

Posted in Black Metal, black metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Extreme Metal Music is proud to announce the release of the one-man black metal band, Croatia’s Tryglav‘s second album “The Ritual” this coming February 2023 to follow the 2019 debut “Night of Whispering Souls” also released on the label.

All the music on “The Ritual” were written by founder Boris Behara with vocals entrusted to vocalist Callum Wright along with mixing and mastering by producer Rocco Pezzin. The songs on the sophomore record began their journey in 2018 as part of Behara’s love for black metal and horror imagery. After many re-compositions and re-arrangements along with interruptions from the world pandemic and his personal health with two open heart surgeries. , “The Ritual” will now see the light once again via Extreme Metal Music, a subsidiary of Italian label Rockshots Records.

After three years, a world pandemic, and two open heart surgeries, I’m proud that the album I worked hard on is finally seeing the light! This time I wanted something more than just individual horror stories, that’s why I worked so hard to put out an original concept story based on Plague Doctors, which are the trademark of this band since the beginning. This album has seen so many difficulties, but finally, after three long years, it’s here! I hope fans will enjoy it as much I did create it!”

Tryglav‘s sound is aggressive, melodic, modern, and emotionally epic black metal, and fans of its predecessor will notice a maturity in sound and lyrics. The story behind the album is set in the 17th century as Tryglav explains further:

“On a dark stormy night, a dying man sighed his last breath. Nothing his parents could do to save his life. A Plague Doctor was called. Four of them showed up, taking the dead body with them. The family knew that they would never see him again. What they didn’t know was that he would come back, in an unimaginable way..”

Tryglav is recommended for fans of Dark Funeral, Dissection, and Uada.

An album trailer for “The Ritual” can be heard at http://www.instagram.com/tryglav_official

Album pre-order CD and Vinyl for “The Ritual”:
CD: https://bit.ly/TheRitual_CD
Vinyl: https://bit.ly/TheRitual_Vinyl

Track Listing:
I The Ritual – 5:26
II The Evocation – 3:51
III The Plague – 5:08
IV The Repentance – 4:15
V The Redemption – 3:18
VI The Vision – 5:44
VII The Vengeance – 4:11
Album Length: 31:56

Album Credits:
All music by Boris Behara
Concept story by Boris Behara Lyrics by Social Abattoir
Vocals by Callum Wright
Band Photography: Susanne Pedersen
Editing by David Busai
Cover,Graphics and Layout by David Busai
Mixed & mastered by Rocco Pezzin
Produced during the year 2019-2022

https://www.extremetalmusic.com

Source: Asher Media Relations

LORDI – Signs To Atomic Fire Records – New Album Scheduled For Spring 2023 Release

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Maria Jyrkäs

The world’s favorite hard rock monsters, LORDI, who are currently busy touring Europe, are gearing up for the next chapter of their spooky discography. Today, the horde is proud to announce their signing to Atomic Fire Records. While their current seven-CD(!) album box, Lordiversity, was released just one year ago, the famed Finnish group led by mastermind Mr. Lordi have fully seized their time at home during the pandemic to record a follow-up album that will see the light of day in Spring 2023.

LORDI comments, “We are damn proud to announce that LORDI are joining the impressive ranks of Atomic Fire Records! We’re quite psyched up to stir the pots with Markus Wosgien, Flori Milz, and their fantastic team. Leaving AFM Records (thanks a million, Jochen) was not an easy decision for us since the support there was always great! Stay tuned monster maniacs — the next era is all set and ready and awaiting just right around the corner…”

Atomic Fire Records label founder/A&R Markus Wosgien adds, “With LORDI, we are happy to welcome another heavyweight of the heavy metal scene to Atomic Fire Records. Twenty years ago, their fantastic debut Get Heavy was released and you simply had to love them! The combination of their monster image with traditional ’80s metal was a real joy on every single one of their albums and is always a guarantee for a true metal inferno live on stage. What Mr. Lordi and his monster clan recently created on the seven-CD package Lordversity still leaves me speechless and will probably never be seen again in this form. We are looking forward to the next chapter with some new monster anthems par excellence!”

New LORDI tunes will come your way soon. In the meantime, you can catch the band live on their European Lordiversitour currently underway and the newly announced The Tour To End All Tours run with Sabaton and Babymetal. See all confirmed dates below. Keep up with all LORDI live dates at THIS LOCATION.

LORDI:

11/23/2022 Der Hirsch – Nuremberg, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/24/2022 Eventhall Airport – Regensburg-Obertraubling, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/25/2022 Hole44 – Berlin, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/26/2022 Hellraiser – Leipzig, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/28/2022 Backstage (Werk) – Munich, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/29/2022 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE w/ Almanac, Enemy Inside

11/30/2022 Garage – Saarbrucken, DE w/ Almanac, Enemy Inside

12/02/2022 P60 – Amstelveen, NL w/ Almanac, Enemy Inside

12/03/2022 Tivoli – Bremen, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

12/04/2022 Markthalle – Hamburg, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

12/06/2022 Vakaris – Vilnius, LT

12/08/2022 Tavastia-klubi – Helsinki, FI

12/09/2022 Olympia-kortteli – Tampere, FI

12/10/2022 Viking Grace – Turku – MS, FI

w/ Sabaton, Babymetal:

4/14/2023 First Direct Arena – Leeds, UK 

4/15/2023 Arena Wembley – London, UK

4/16/2023 Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK 

4/18/2023 OVO Hydro – Glasgow, UK 

4/21/2023 Zénith (La Villette) – Paris, FR 

4/22/2023 Festhalle – Frankfurt, DE

4/24/2023 Barclays Arena – Hamburg, DR

4/25/2023 Rockhal – Esch-sur-Alzette, LU

4/28/2023 Avicii Arena – Stockholm, SE

4/29/2023 Spektrum – Oslo, NO

4/30/2023 Royal Arena – Copenhagen, DK

5/02/2023 ZAG Arena – Hanover, DE

5/03/2023 Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NL

5/05/2023 Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, DE

5/06/2023 Quarterback Immobilien Arena – Leipzig, DE

5/07/2023 Stadthalle – Vienna, AT

5/09/2023 Atlas Arena – Łódź, PL

5/10/2023 Ostravar Aréna – Ostrava, CZ

5/12/2023 Lanxess Arena – Cologne, DE

5/13/2023 Sportpaleis – Antwerp, BE

5/15/2023 Olympiahalle – Munich, DE

5/18/2023 Saku Suurhall – Tallinn, EE

5/19/2023 Helsingin Jäähalli – Helsinki, FI

5/20/2023 Kuopio-halli – Kuopio, FI

Source: EARSPLIT PR

NARCOTIC WASTELAND – Concert Review And Photo Gallery – From October 29, 2022 At King Of Clubs In Columbus Ohio

Posted in concert videos, concerts, Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Dallas Toler-Wade – lead singer & guitarist (photo credit Stone/Metal Odyssey)

Dallas Toler-Wade and his Metal band NARCOTIC WASTELAND invaded Columbus Ohio on October 29th, opening for the powerhouse ACCEPT. Over 500 (announced) die-hard Metal maniacs assembled at The King Of Clubs on this evening, well prepared for the Metal onslaught that was to be unleashed. I was eagerly one of them. I was not denied… NARCOTIC WASTELAND pummeled my Metal senses into submission. Yes they did.

Joseph Howard – drummer & backing vocals – (photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey)

Between Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio, there are TONS of music clubs and venues. With that said, I’ve never been to The King Of Clubs before this night. I’ll say this venue is very spacious, with a full bar, an upstairs dining area, outdoor sitting area and a large stage. I was impressed by The King Of Clubs and their entire staff. A first-class music venue.

Here’s a 57 second snippet (below) of NARCOTIC WASTELAND live that night. Enjoy.

Video credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey

Dallas Toler-Wade is a Metal warrior, having been an 18 year member of the brutally legendary NILE. He commanded the stage with a formidable presence and (obviously) appeared to be having a tremendous time singing and playing at every second. The crowd and band fed off each other and that’s what ignited the energy level to high. No doubt in my mind, NARCOTIC WASTELAND performed like a headliner on this night.

Photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey
Brett Lee – guitarist (photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey)

As a live band, NARCOTIC WASTELAND plays like a cohesive Metal unit and delivers a skull numbing Death Metal attack. I’ve seen many live shows; yet I haven’t been this impressed and had this much fun since I saw CRYPTOPSY some years back.

(Photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey)
Photo credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey

With new singles released (“Morality and the Wasp” and “The Best Times Have Passed”) prior to this show, NARCOTIC WASTELAND also have 2 previously released studio albums to draw material from. Their blend of Death meets Thrash with threads of Trad Metal blends flawlessly together. I applaud each band member for giving it ALL at King Of Clubs that night and look forward to seeing them live again on their next tour.

Metal be thy name – Stone

Thank you to Asher Media Relations.

GODWATT – Long-Running Stoner/Doom Metal Practitioners Unveil Details Of New Album “Vol. III”

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

During the past few years, long-running stoner/doom metal act GODWATT has been crafting their new opus “Vol. III”, which will be released on CD, LP and digital format on December 20th 2022 via Time To Kill Records.

To celebrate this delightful day of the album announcement, the Italian band are now premiering the video of new single “Signora Morte”. Watch it HERE.

Album tracklist:

01. Signora Morte
02. Sepolta 
03. Croce 
04. Delirio 
05. Oscura 
06. Non Ritornerai 
07. Lamenti

Pre-order:

https://godwatt.bandcamp.com/

https://timetokillrecords.bigcartel.com/category/godwatt

Pre-save:

https://bfan.link/godwatt-vol-iii

No one combines 70’s hard rock in the vein of Ozzy’s era Sabbath, heavy rock and stoner/doom metal streaks quite like Italy’sGODWATT. With unflinching viciousness and a sense of atmosphere unique to the band, with their upcoming new album they are going to push the boundaries of their craft even further.

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

GODWATT:

https://www.facebook.com/godwatt/

FASTER PUSSYCAT – Announce Double A-Side Singles ‘Like A Ghost’ And ‘Pirate Love’

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Pre-order/add/save ‘Like a Ghost and ‘Pirate Love’ HERE

Iconic rockers Faster Pussycat have announced the upcoming release of double A-side singles ‘Like a Ghost‘ and ‘Pirate Love‘ which will be available digitally, via Golden Robot Records on November 28.

This release is the first for the band under the Golden Robot umbrella with Taime Downes saying earlier this year “The band and I are over the moon to join the Golden Robot Records rock-n-roll family! We are super excited to release some of our badass new tunes globally – we know the label see our vision and supports the band and we feel completely at home here.”

The double A-side single comes just a few months before Faster Pussycat are expected to hit Australian shores with an exclusive Australian tour edition of ‘Like a Ghost‘ and ‘Pirate Love‘ on coloured translucent blue 7″ vinyl available to purchase at these shows with only limited stock to be made available online.

Watch the video teaser for ‘Like A Ghost’ HERE

Like a Ghost‘ is a track about growing up in the 70’s, listening to the radio and doing what kids do and the memories it brings back. It features Taime‘s signature vocals carrying the song through to completion. The production on this track is second to none with blistering guitars and the band in full force.

Pirate Love‘ a cover of the legend Johnny Thunders stays true to the original with both tracks complimenting each other with strong instrumentals, killer vocals and an edge to them – everything you would expect from a top-shelf Faster Pussycat release.

Pre-order/add/save ‘Like a Ghost and ‘Pirate Love’ HERE

ABOUT FASTER PUSSYCAT:

Faster Pussycat is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California

Faster Pussycat has been releasing albums over the past 30 plus years, and have grown to be one of the most influential hard rock bands in the USA, especially during the late 1980s and early 1990s, resulting in sales over two million plus records worldwide and over 215,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone with millions of streams. The band still tour the world and will be in Australia in January 2023.

Source: Golden Robot Records

Thrash Metal Icons ONSLAUGHT Unleash “Godhead” Music Video – 40th Anniversary Series Of Vinyl Re-Prints, “Anniversary Edition” Of “Sounds Of Violence” Album Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

This past May, British Thrash Metal force ONSLAUGHT were inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame – being characterized as “one of the most ferocious, explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK.”

2022 sees one of the most influential and respected bands of their genre, led by Nige Rockett, celebrating its 40th anniversary and is doing so in style. Today, ONSLAUGHT are re-issuing their latest three studio albums “Sounds Of Violence“ (2011), “VI” (2013) and “Generation Antichrist” (2020) as red 180 gram Vinyl editions in gatefold sleeve. ONSLAUGHT have also released a special “Anniversary Edition“ of “Sounds Of Violence”, which now comes as a 2-CD digipak including a bonus CD.

Watch the new, official music video for the band’s classic “Godhead”, now streaming HERE

The band recently commented: “It’s great to see AFM re-releasing these albums to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band. Some new Sounds of Violence artwork, new videos and bonus tracks too?…yea, this is fucking killer!”

The ONSLAUGHT anniversary editions, which belong into every well sorted Thrash Metal record collection are now available via the AFM Records store at THIS LOCATION!

Source: AFM Records

NECRODEATH – Legendary Italian Black-Thrashers Premiere “Oomny Ones” Video

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Today, Italian black-thrash metal trailblazers NECRODEATH share the new single “Oomny Ones”. Watch the video HERE.

The clip was produced by Time To Kill Records/Morbid Vision Italyand directed by the band’s frontman Flegias with the assistance of Merlin Music Management, BlåKläDer, Midnight Club.

The song is inspired by Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” – the scene in which Alex, the protagonist, is seen regaining his leadership among his “droogs”. In the video, the director (and singer of the band) elaborates this concept through the rivalry between two motorcycle gangs who meet to discuss the ownership of a territory. Those who are able to showcase a little (un)healthy ultra-violence will prevail. The video also shows the whole band drinking milk plus inside a replica of the famous Korova Milk Bar.

The band’s new record “Singin’ in the Pain” will be released via Time To Kill Records on November 28th 2022.

“Singin ‘in the Pain” 
is a concept based on the movie “A Clockwork Orange” by Stanley Kubrick, where the band takes us on a one-way black-thrash journey, soaked in immorality and violence, and back to a vain attempt at redemption and normality.

The album is conceived in 9 tracks linked together by the narrating voice of Tony Dolan of VENOM INC. and supported in the finale by the presence of Eric Forrest of E-FORCE (ex-VOIVOD).

Ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence?

Tracklist:

01 Gang Fight  
02 Transformer Treatment  
03 The Sweet Up and Down  
04 Redemperdition  
05 Delicious Milk Plus  
06 655321  
07 The (In)sane Ultraviolence  
08 Oomny-Ones  
09 Anti-Hero 

Check out the band’s latest single, “Transformer Treatment”, at THIS LOCATION.

“Transformer Treatment”
 is a song written in collaboration with S.B. Reder (SCHIZO).

Pre-order:

Bigcartel:

https://timetokillrecords.bigcartel.com/category/necrodeath

Bandcamp:

https://necrodeathofficial.bandcamp.com/album/singin-in-the-pain

Digital pre-order:

https://bfan.link/singin-in-the-pain

The moment you hear it, you know it’s NECRODEATH. Formed back in 1984, the Italian act is one of the real iconic black-thrash metal bands. With an ongoing career of almost 40 years, the band has helped to shape the Italian metal scene and the international underground as it is today. NECRODEATH released a cult-demo tape titled “The Shining Pentagram” and obtained an incredible success in the underground.

The demo is still considered a real gem in the thrash and black metal history. Tons of tributes in major magazines, fanzines and other underground outlets highlighted the release of the first two legendary albums “Into The Macabre” (1987) and “Fragments Of Insanity” (1989). And today after many full-lengths, EPs and side projects the long voyage to hell is not over yet.

Album discography:

Into the Macabre (1987)
Fragments of Insanity (1989; re-recorded in 2019)
Mater of All Evil (1999)
Black as Pitch (2001)
Ton(e)s of Hate (2003)
100% Hell (2006)
Draculea (2007)
Phylogenesis (2009)
Old Skull (2010)
The Age of Fear (2011)
Idiosyncrasy (2011)
The 7 Deadly Sins (2014)
The Age of Dead Christ (2018)
Defragments of Insanity (2019)

NECRODEATH: https://instagram.com/necrodeath.official

Time To Kill Records: https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

METAL CHURCH – LTD Print Picture Disc & CD “Best of Mike Howe” Pre-Order Info!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

You can now pre-order the LTD Print Metal ChurchThe Best of Mike Howe(2016-2021) vinyl record picture disc bundle, includes memorial guitar pick, 4×4 sticker and 8×10 insert. [ONLY 300 AVAILABLE!] This is the first, last and only pressing, once they are gone they are gone, so grab yours while supplies last!

There is also a CD Jewel-case version which includes an unreleased bonus/demo track “Never Grow Old”! Pre-orders will ship on or before December 16, 2022.

Reserve your copy here: https://ratpakrecordsamerica.com/metal-church

Rest In Peace, Mike Howe

SHEPHERDS REIGN – Signs Global Deal With Golden Robot Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Golden Robot Records are proud to announce the signing of the fiery, full-blooded Polynesian metal band, Shepherds Reign.

Members Filiva’a James, Oliver LeupoluShaymen RamekaGideon Voon and Joseph Oti-George have cemented a unique space for themselves in the industry with thunderously fearsome hits, including 2020 hauntingly feral track ‘Le Manu‘ that has amassed over 1 million streams since its release. 

We have had our eye on Shepherds Reign for years.  There is no one doing what they are doing, it is completely unique and we are thrilled to be a part of it. This is just the beginning for Shepherds Reign, the catapult is coming,” says Golden Robot Records CEO and President Mark Alexander-Erber.

From our first meeting with Golden Robot I could really feel the passion that Mark and the team have for music and rock n roll so I’m really excited to see what we can achieve together,” enthuses Oliver Leupolu. “We have great feelings about our new joint venture, there’s a great sense of ‘justice’ for rock n roll in the house of GR and in saying that, I believe Shepherds Reign will fit the bill very well. A new path has opened but the journey remains the same!” adds Shaymen Rameka.

With new music on the horizon, the rarity of Shepherds Reign will become more evident, as will their demand for the world stage. The bands guitarist Gideon Voon sums it up saying, “We are excited for the next chapter in our story, as we have full confidence in Golden Robot to give us the tools to carve our place in the history of music.”

Fiercely dedicated to their cultural heritage and Polynesian pride, every Shepherds Reign live performance bleeds inner grit and passion, and as said-stages multiply Shepherds Reign remain as ferociously focused as ever on taking over the world with their next chapter looking paramount. “A new path has opened but the journey remains the same!” roars Rameka.

Pay attention. Shepherds Reign are here and they’re determined.

SAU IAAA!!!

On-Line:
https://www.facebook.com/shepherdsreign/
https://goldenrobotrecords.com/golden-robot-records/shepherds-reign/

Source: Golden Robot Records

CULTØ – Italian Melodic Death Metallers Launch “Frost” Lyric Video, Debut Album “Of The Sun” Out Now

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Italian melodic death metallers CULTØ have launched their new lyric video of “Frost”. The song is featured on the band’s debut album, “Of the Sun”, out now via Time To Kill Records. Watch the clip HERE or below:

CULTØ was born from an idea of mastermind Dave, who, in a very short time span, nmanaged to put together a line-up made up of well-known musicians from the Lombardy underground scene (Ghostheart Nebula, Vide, Perfidious, etc.) and record an album of nine songs.

The style of “Of The Sun” comes straight from the Gothenburg sound of the 90s (In Flames, Dark Tranquility, etc.) opening on to more aggressive musical tones. The album is not only a personal interpretation of this music style, but revolves around a message on the awakening of generative consciousness and on the power of artistic expression.

The concept of the lyrics is focused on the awareness of the artist and his creative abilities, through the metaphor of a star that, following a flare, becomes a creator and destroyer god in search of himself and his kind.

Line-up:

Dave – Vocals
Panta – Drums
Ema – Guitars
BT – Bass
John Pino Lisi – Guitars

CULTØ combine a number of genres and influences, ranging from In Flames to Bloodbath and Septicflesh, filtered through a prism of metallic extremity. The result is fierce melodic death metal, mixing the best of old and new school into their own sound.

Tracklist:

1. Flare
2. Experiment 1
3. Excrete
4. Frost
5. The Desert Of Shadows
6. Void
7. The Ashes Of Annihilation
8. Darkness Leads To Light
9. Fire From Inside

Digital preorder:

https://bfan.link/of-the-sun

Bandcamp

https://cultzero.bandcamp.com/releases

Bigcartel

https://timetokillrecords.bigcartel.com/category/culto

CULTØ – Online:

https://www.facebook.com/Cultzeroband

https://www.instagram.com/cultzeroband/

Time To Kill Records:

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/timetokillrecords/

MUNROE’S THUNDER – Release “The Black Watch” And Reveal Video For “Dead Man’s War”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

MUNROE’S THUNDER, fronted by renowned power-metal vocalist, Ronny Munroe, have released their new album The Black Watch today via RFL Records.

Ronny Munroe Comments:

MUNROE’S THUNDER, The Black Watch, is loosely based on my family heritage, as some of my ancestors were actually in the black watch who guarded Mary, Queen Of Scots. Finding that out intrigued me enough to do a concept record about my family heritage. 

“After a very long wait, this record is finally finished and ready for you all to hear. I am very proud and elated by all the hard work that went into it, from the hours of research to the countless hours from DMP behind the board and all the remarkable talent that is on the album. Thank you so much to Jon and the team at RFL Records for having faith in our vision and for finally bringing MUNROE’S THUNDER to the masses.”

Watch the new video for “Dead Man’s War” which was also released today here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGTvKXE6hIU

Order: https://www.rflrecords.com/product-page/munroe-s-thunder-the-black-watch-collector-s-edition-cd

Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2yy6ks7saliSjfZ6i3MRB9?si=21b54ae8f0d5465d

The Black Watch is a journey where melodic power metal tells the tale of darkness, betrayal and bravery during the reign of one of history’s most recognized Queens, Mary Queen Of Scots. Mary Queen of Scots, original name Mary Stuart or Mary Stewart, (born December 8, 1542, Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian, Scotland—died February 8, 1587, Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England), queen of Scotland (1542–67) and queen consort of France (1559–60). Her unwise marital and political actions provoked rebellion among the Scottish nobles, forcing her to flee to England, where she was eventually beheaded as a Roman Catholic threat to the English throne. The story is one of history’s most recognized tales and Munroe, coincidentally, has ties to the legendary history of the Queen.

Sound effects and atmospheric textures set the mood of this album and its chilling tale, delivered, of course, in full-throttle power metal style. The title track unleashes Munroe’s soaring melodic vocals accompanied by epic guitar leads and riffs. The album also includes a number of ballad-style tracks: “Babbington Mary”, “Falkirk” and “Thirty Years War”. The shift in musical textures and pace adds further dimension to the dynamical journey of The Black Watch. “The Executioner” brings this royal story of bloodshed to a gruesome conclusion. Thunder and rain manifests alongside a sombre guitar melody before the track builds into the full heavy ensemble. An anthemic chorus, dark guitars and haunting lyrics tell of Mary’s execution and bring this chapter to a close.

About Ronny Munroe:

Ronny Munroe is an American singer, most noted as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band METAL CHURCH. Ronny recorded three albums with METAL CHURCH before the band decided to call it quits in 2009. His second tenure with the band lasted from 2012 when the group reunited until 2014, where he left to “pursue other interests.” In October 2011, Munroe joined the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, as a vocalist, which further defined his prominence as one of metals elite. In July of 2022, Munroe was announced as the new lead vocalist for the power metal titans, VICIOUS RUMORS.

Munroe has an extensive background as a lead singer and has fronted acts such as ZERO DISCIPLINE, MADHOUSE, MOXI, the Seattle band PALADIN from 1986 to 1988 and also the band FARCRY in the early ’90’s.

MUNROE’S THUNDER meshes METAL CHURCH, SAVATAGE, VICIOUS RUMORS and IRON MAIDEN and there is something for every metal fan here. Munroe’s broad vocal range and power highlight the album and its easy to see that there is still plenty of fire left in the heart and voice of the talented rocker.

MUNROE’S THUNDER:
Ronny Munroe – Vocals
David Mark Pearce – Guitars, bass
BJ Zampa – Drums
Justin Zych – Guitar
Oliver Wakeman-Keyboards

Track Listing:

1. Battle Cry
2. The Black Watch
3. Awaken The Fire
4. Gray Hall
5. Babbington Mary
6. Brace For The Night
7. Dead Man’s War
8. Falkirk
9. Thirty Years War
10. Echoes Of The Dead
11. The Executioner

Source: C Squared Music

GUERNICA MANCINI – Makes Her Solo Debut With ‘INCEPTION’ – Out Now!

Posted in female rock vocalists, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Buy/stream ‘Inception HERE

Inception‘ is the first solo single from Swedish rock singer Guernica Mancini (lead singer of Thundermother) and will be available via Golden Robot Records on November 11th.

Having forged a successful career at the helm of Thundermother, with over 300,000 monthly listeners and millions of streams, Guernica has been working on a solo side project that can only be described as a mind blowing fusion of rock and pop.

Watch music video for ‘Inception’ HERE

Sonically, the first single features groovy guitar riffs backed by heavy drums and powerful vocals that display an impressive range, clarity and the perfect amount of grit.

Inception‘ will be premiered on Saturday by WBC Australasia and WBA Asia Boxing Champion Linn Sandstrom as the walkout song to make her U.K. main event debut at York Hall, London for the WBA Intercontinental Title.

Both Guernica Mancini and Linn Sandstrom have a lot in common; they’re both strong women hailing from Sweden who know exactly who they are and where they’re headed – TO THE TOP! 

Buy/stream ‘Inception HERE

Source: Golden Robot Records

DEADWOLFF – RELEASE NEW SINGLE “HEAVY ROCK N’ ROLL”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on November 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Deadwolff released their new single ‘Heavy Rock n’ Roll’ today, their first single under Golden Robot Records, part of the Golden Robot Global Entertainment Group. 

In addition to release the new track, Deadwolff have released a music video to accompany the song on November 2.

Watch the music video ‘Heavy Rock N’ Roll’ HERE

The track is a punch in the guts from the start with heavy drums and guitar before you’re met with screeching vocals from lead singer Tommy Wolffe. You get exactly what you’ve bargained for will a song called ‘Heavy Rock n’ Roll.’ 

The track is a fast paced, heavy rocking tune. It’s a song for whatever you’re passionate about or for someone you love. What you’d do to feel the joy that only music or a loved one can bring. So, turn it up ands lap it on repeat. This is the new wave of heavy rock and roll.

Buy/stream ‘Heavy Rock n’ Roll HERE

ABOUT DEADWOLFF

Deadwolff is a three-piece band based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2020, Deadwolff is composed of Tommy Wolffe, on bass and vocals, Bobby Deuce, on guitars and backing vocals, and Angus Pike on drums.

In late December of 2020, Boonsdale Records released the band’s debut EP digitally. Shortly after, Deadwolff signed with Metal Assault Records, based out of Los Angeles, and released their debut EP on cassette, which sold out quickly.

As of recently, Deadwolff has been touring throughout Canada, bringing their catchy hooks, and eccentric live show to electric audiences. Building momentum quickly, Deadwolff sought out and was noticed by Golden Robot Records, whom is set to release their full length debut album.

This is the new wave of heavy rock and roll. On-Line:
https://goldenrobotrecords.com/golden-robot-records/deadwolff/

Source: Golden Robot Records

Finnish Female Fronted Melodic Death Metal Band ADMIRE THE GRIM Released A Second Single “The Flood” From Their Upcoming Debut EP!

Posted in Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

 
Promo picture by Minna Rossi

Finnish melodic death metal band Admire the Grim is set to release their debut EP Rogue Five on January 13th 2023 via Inverse Records. The first single Rogue Five was released earlier with a music video. The second single The Flood is released today and it’s available on all essential streaming platforms: https://push.fm/fl/atg-flood

Vocalist Katri Snellman comments on The Flood Single:

“The Flood was the first song that we wrote together. Jani came up with the idea for the instruments and I wrote the vocal and lyric lines. The lyrics are about the feeling of drowning into your own thoughts, described with a lot of metaphors”.

Guitarist Jani Loikkanen comments on Rogue Five Single:

“My goal was to write a song that has a catchy chorus and lead parts. There’s good energy and spirit for a sweet party. I wrote the intro riff first and that set the song up for a fast paced guitar riffage. And to be honest, this is definitely a song for guitar maniacs”.

EP cover by Anssi Kuivalainen

Admire the Grim – Rogue Five (EP) (2023)

  1. The Flood
  2. Mad Queen of the Second Sun
  3. Admire the Grim
  4. Rogue Five

Pre-order Rogue Five EP on Bandcamp: https://admirethegrim.bandcamp.com

Pre-save Rogue Five EP on Spotify: https://push.fm/ps/atg-rogue-five

Line-up:
Katri Snellman (vocals)
Jani Loikkanen (guitar)
Sirja Ojaniemi (guitar)
Kalle Raatikainen (bass)
Tommi Vante (drums)

Single cover by Katri Snellman

Admire the Grim – The Flood (single) 2022

Composed by Katri Snellman & Jani Loikkanen.
Lyrics by Katri Snellman

Single cover by Anssi Kuivalainen

Admire the Grim – Rogue Five (single) 2022

Composed by Katri Snellman, Jani Loikkanen & Tommi Vante.
Lyrics by Katri Snellman

BIOGRAPHY:

Admire the Grim is a melodic death metal band from Lappeenranta, Finland. The group was formed by five friends in early 2021. In May 2022 the band released its first single ‘Storm the Barricade’ and in September 2022 music video and single for ‘Rogue Five’ saw the daylight. In November 2022 the second single ‘The Flood’ from ‘Rogue Five’ -EP was released and the EP itself is published on January 2023 via Inverse Records.

IRON KINGDOM – “The Blood Of Creation” Releases November 4th!

Posted in classic metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The Blood of Creation continues the reign of classic heavy metal that Iron Kingdom has been presenting over the years to music lovers of the style along with keeping the flame burning for a new generation.

“We wanted to create music in a style of metal that seemed to have been forgotten when we were kids. Since no one else seemed to be doing it, we decided to play metal the way it used to be played in the 70s and 80s. That was the reason for forming Iron Kingdom. Essentially, we wanted to give people an exciting show like an early Iron Maiden, Scorpions, or Saxon show from the 1980s.” recalls Osterman on the beginnings of the band.

Iron Kingdom has come a long way since their 2011 debut “Curse Of The Voodoo Queen” and their next offering is a potent full force of classic shredding heavy metal thunder and will take the fans into some unique fantastic worlds, but will also show a dark side of storytelling.

I think we started as a bit more of a hard rock band on the first record, taking a progressive metal dive for Gates Of Eternity and Ride For Glory, then for On The Hunt, I’d say we went fully classic metal, leading into this new record being a pretty solid mix of all those styles combined. We also came out of the pandemic, which brought some darker emotions some people may have never experienced previously that I think this album may parallel. In the end though, we want people to get the chance to escape this world for a time and find solace in the music.” adds Osterman.

The new album also sees new drummer Max Friesen (ex-Ophelia Falling) making his recording debut with the band to add another angle to their songwriting for this release. The album was self-produced by Iron Kingdom with mixing done by Andy Boldt and mastering by Greg Reely (Overkill, Fear Factory, 3 Inches of Blood).

Recommended for fans of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helloween, and Saxon.

Fun Fact: ‘Queen Of The Crystal Throne’ played on City TV for Hockey Night In Canada (Montreal Vs Dallas) – Sat Oct 22, 2022

Source: Asher Media Relations

HOOTENANNY FREAKS – Releases A New Double Single And Music Video To Celebrate Their 25 Year Career

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Lassi Hurskainen

Finnish Hard Rock band Hootenanny Freaks had their 25th anniversary in January 2022 and now they are releasing two new songs to celebrate their quarter of a century journey.

This release also presents the new singer Arttu Kettunen who have brought loads of new fresh energy to the band – that can be heard on both songs. The song Lose it All is about things going to hell and nothing seems to work out. A music video was also made for the song and it can be viewed on the band’s YouTube channel.

Falling Waters is an empowering song that tells about how it feels when the imagination takes over and you believe you have superpowers. The song is one of the heaviest tracks the band has ever recorded.

Currently the band is working on their next full length album.

Composers/Lyricists: Arttu Kettunen, Esko Kemell, Aapo Häyrinen, Marko Kuurne, Marko Leino

Check the music video: https://youtu.be/oG6JxiysTFo

Listen to 25th Anniversary Edition single on music services: https://push.fm/fl/hootenannyfreaks-25

More info: https://linktr.ee/HootenannyFreaks

Source: Inverse Records

NARCOTIC WASTELAND (ex-Nile) – Emotionally Charged New Single “The Best Times Have Passed” Streaming Now!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit – Kenji Tsunami of Tsunami Films

Dallas Toler-Wade, was a long-standing 18-year member of the brilliantly Egyptian-themed metal band, Nile, where he composed the music for hit songs such as, “Execration Text”, “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld”, and “Lashed to the Slave Stick”. Toler-Wade was also featured in Guitar World magazine alongside founding member and guitarist/vox/songwriter Karl Sanders. With his new band Narcotic Wasteland, he is pleased to announce the second single “The Best Times Have Passed” off the yet-to-be-titled new album coming in 2023.

Toler-Wade comments on the single:

When I was writing it I was at another big turning point in my life. I was feeling my own mortality. I was feeling beat down. As with me, I still manage to find good things within it all and pull myself out of it time and time again. I think we can all relate to the fact that that it’s not forever and we better make the best of things while we can.”

Listen to “The Best Times Have Passed” https://linktr.ee/narcoticwasteland

They expect good reception for the upcoming single, as a band, they have grown majorly and they sound focused, and mature through their writing, recording, and performing. They have released two albums, 2014’s self-titled and 2017’s “Delirium Tremens” with their third record due out in 2023.

Dallas worked once again with drummer, engineer, producer Erik Schultek, who is no stranger to the band having recorded drums, engineered and produced the debut album.

Inspired mostly by thrash metal and classic heavy metal, Narcotic Wasteland is becoming more thrash and speed and less death metal and getting better at writing material that is meaningful and powerful. They are recommended for fans of Vader, The Crown, and Nile.

Listen to “The Best Times Have Passed” https://linktr.ee/narcoticwasteland

In additional news, Narcotic Wasteland is currently hitting the road for USA tour dates supporting German heavy metal legends ACCEPT, during October (dates listed below). Those who attend will get to experience the full onslaught of Narcotic Wasteland. Always well rehearsed, they deliver a tight performance including dual guitars. From harmonies to counterpart melodies it gives the band some of that traditional metal style. They are also not afraid to challenge the audience with an array of styles from whiplash-inducing fast metal to infectious arena metal.

Tour Promo Video – https://youtu.be/XeakgV7BY60

Previous single “Morality and the Wasp”can be heard at https://youtu.be/fXThLKTP-xI

Tour Poster credit- Andrea Roberts of Ashley Talent International

Remaining Tour Dates:

10/21/2022 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall *NW Only
10/22/2022 Brooklyn, NY – Lucky 13 Saloon *NW ONLY
10/24/2022 Wallingford, CT – Cherry St. Station *NW ONLY
10/25/2022 NYC – The Gramercy Theatre
10/26/2022 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
10/27/2022 Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
10/29/2022 Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs

Source: Asher Media Relations

https://www.narcoticwasteland.com

https://twitter.com/Narco_Wasteland

https://www.instagram.com/narcoticwastelandofficial

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