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FRENZY – Debut Album ‘Blind Justice’ Out Now On Digital Format And Streaming

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 4, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Madrid (Spain) – Blind Justice, the debut album from traditional heavy metal rockers and comic book fanatics FRENZY, is out now on all major digital platforms and streaming its entirety. The album will be available on CD and vinyl formats in the near future via Underground Power Records.

Stream/Purchase Blind Justice

frenzymetal.bandcamp.com/album/blind-justice

Self-admitted Heavy Metal and Comics fanatics and fronted by U.S. born singer Anthony Stephen, FRENZY has successfully created a fresh approach to the traditional style accompanied by great lyrics focused on comic books and graphic novels such as Daredevil, From Hell, The Killing Joke, Silver Surfer, X-Men, and others. This band truly is the perfect union of Heavy Metal and Comics, combining the “larger than life” and epic aspects of Heavy Metal with those of the Comic Book classics, as well as the urban culture common to both worlds. Those elements together form the FRENZY universe.

The graphic artwork of Mike Mora (Heavy Metal Magazine) and Javier Pastor (Evil Rite) on Blind Justice (complete with 16-page booklet in comic book style) is the perfect match for this music, resulting in a holistic listening experience.

“Save Me” (Official Video)

“From Hell” (Lyric Video)

FRENZY ARE:

Anthony Stephen – Vocals

Angel Muñoz “Choco” – Bass

Víctor Díaz – Guitars

Luis Pinedo – Guitars

David Ontanaya – Drums

FRENZY Bio:

Born in Madrid in 2015, the Spanish Heavy Metal band released their debut Lethal Protector EP in 2016, receiving great feedback and praise from press and fans. They have played all over Spain, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands since then… including prestigious festivals like Harder Than Steel, Pounding Metal Fest, Heavy Sound Festival and Heavy Metal Maniacs, to name a few.

Blind Justice – Track Listing:

Blind Justice

From Hell

Killing with a Smile

Save Me

Twilight of the Sapiens

We are the Future

Velocity

Mad Ball

Waiting on your Call

Annihilated by my Sound

Shred or Die

MORE FRENZY:

facebook.com/frenzymetal/

Frenzy Spotify

instagram.com/frenzyheavymetal/

Frenzy YouTube

underground-power.de

facebook.com/undergroundpowerrecords/

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE FRENZY.

STONE.

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METALITALIA.COM FESTIVAL 2019: Dates And First Bands Confirmed!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 3, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

The Metalitalia.com Festival team – Metalitalia.comVertigo and Eagle Booking Live Promotion – are very proud to reveal the dates and the first confirmed acts of the 2019 edition of the festival, which will take place once again at the Live Music Club in Trezzo sull’Adda (Milan), Italy.

This time the event will take place over two days in spring: on Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June.

We’re still working on various other things behind the scenes which we’ll bring to you in due course, including the side programme and of course the full line-up and day schedules. In the meantime, we’re extremely happy to be adding some cool bands to the festival with this announcement.

DAY 1 – Saturday, 1st June

The headlining act of the first day of the festival will be Sweden’s ARCH ENEMY! The Michael Amott led band, recently brought to the apex of his success by the charismatic singer Alissa White-Gluz is without a doubt one of the leaders of the modern thrash-death metal scene. ARCH ENEMY will be joined by Italian symohonic death metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, who are about to release a new and highly anticipated album. The band will perform with an impressive production in an exclusive show on Italian soil. Never the most prolific of bands, nor the most well-known, nevertheless DARKANE have offered some of the most intelligent thrash-death metal throughout the years. For the occasion, the Swedish band will play their masterpiece “Rusted Angel” in its entirety!

DAY 2 – Sunday, 2nd June

The second day of the event will be fully dedicated to hard rock and classic metal. The bill will be topped by Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD: the band boasts a big following in Italy and they will come down to Milan for a very special show. Co-headliners of this second day will be Sweden’s HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, who are absolute masters at mixing sleaze, glam, metal and catchy choruses. Finally, we are proud to announce another piece of metal and rock history: Phil Campbell, the legendary guitarist of MOTÖRHEAD, who shared the stage with Lemmy for 32 years, will join us for an an explosive show based on recent cuts from his new album under the PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS banner and many MOTÖRHEAD hits!

Once again, please stay tuned for more details and news!

Metalitalia.com Festival

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LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

MAGIC CIRCLE – Boston Heavy Metal Outfit To Release Third LP, “Departed Souls” Via 20 Buck Spin In March; Video For Title Track Now Playing

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 31, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Boston’s MAGIC CIRCLE returns with their triumphant third LP, Departed Souls. Ending a four-year gap since the band’s acclaimed Journey Blind LP, Departed Souls will see release through 20 Buck Spin. Ahead of its March 29th street date, the label has released a video created for advance single, the album’s opening song and title track, “Departed Souls.”

MAGIC CIRCLE‘s self-titled debut hit the true doom scene like a revelation in 2013. Without hype or hyperbole, the band effortlessly invoked fundamental rock and roll truths putting their own stamp on early heavy metal darkness. Joining 20 Buck Spin for follow-up Journey Blind, the bandagain offered that unmistakable classic sound with natural unforced evolution. On their third LP, Departed Souls, MAGIC CIRCLE presents an expansive hard rock vision, adorning their signature doom with seamless psych and prog ornamentation.

Departed Souls finds MAGIC CIRCLE delving more deeply into ’70s sounds, expanding farther outward from the primordial Iommic matter of their birth. Heavy Sabbathian riffs abound, but MAGIC CIRCLE opens up, stretches out, exposing different shades that recall the moody peaks and valleys of the classic hard rock LPs of that era. Acoustic twelve-string, tablas, and Fender Rhodes appear in lush moments of kaleidoscopic decadence woven into the fabric of the pounding elemental thunder. All the while, vocalist Brendan Radigan seals the deal as one of the premier heavy metal singers of the 21st century, delivering that Wagnerian dynamism and vigor that screams from the heavens and becomes thoroughly controlled in moments of quiet solemnity. The album was recorded and engineered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios, mixed by the band’s Chris Corry, and mastered by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham (Black Sabbath, Angel Witch, Saxon, Rory Gallagher).

Though all members are busy with other projects including Innumerable Forms, Sumerlands, Devil’s Dare, Stone Dagger, Lifeless Dark, Missionary Work, Pagan Altar live, and more, when these five men come together in the MAGIC CIRCLE, the chemistry and palpable rock exhilaration reminds us that this band isn’t one destined to die with the herd.

MAGIC CIRCLE has created a video for the LP’s opening song and title track “Departed Souls,” compiling live footage of the band with ritualistic, religious, and spiritual practices.

See MAGIC CIRCLE’s “Departed Souls” video RIGHT HERE and stream the track at all major digital providers including Bandcamp HERE.

20 Buck Spin will issue Departed Souls on LP, CD, cassette, and all digital platforms March 29th. Watch for preorders to be posted in the days ahead. If you regularly spin Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Trouble, Led Zeppelin, Rainbow, Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General, early Soundgarden, Judas Priest, Witchcraft, and Saint Vitus, become a part of the MAGIC CIRCLE.

The band will play select festivals and shows throughout 2019, with a performance at Hell Over Hammaburg in Germany on March 1st confirmed. Watch for more information to be released in the weeks ahead.

MAGIC CIRCLE Live:

3/01/2019 Hell Over Hammaburg – Hamburg, DE [info]

Departed Souls – Track Listing:

  1. Departed Souls
  2. I’ve Found My Way To Die
  3. Valley Of The Lepers
  4. A Day Will Dawn Without Nightmares
  5. Nightland
  6. Gone Again
  7. Bird City Blues
  8. Hypnotized

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE MAGIC CIRCLE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

AZOTADOR – Touring USA For First Time, In February!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

azotador - tour flyer - february 2019 - #33ilmg333mosmo

From Azotador facebook:

Greetings, our thrash metal brothers and sisters from the United States! We are Azotador from Bolivia in South America and we will be coming to tour the United States for the first time for ten shows on the East Coast. We hope that you all can come to thrash with us while we are on the road and we want to meet you all!

More info: Azotador

LONG LIVE AZOTADOR.

STONE.

JADED HEART “Devil’s Gift” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

JADED HEART – Everytime I listen to this Jaded Heart album, Devil’s Gift, I am uplifted into the high, mystical, powerful and beautiful higher realms of Heavy Metal bliss. This album is so glorious it brings tears to my eyes as I write this line. Yes, it’s one of those albums for me and it happens; I cannot control it. All I can do is let its majestic Metal saturate my Metal soul for eternity.

If you dig Judas Priest, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Metal Inquisitor, DORO and/or Iron Savior, you will be doing yourself proper by buying or streaming this magnificent Jaded Heart album. I suggest BUYING this album on whatever medium you so desire.

Riffs! Riffs! Riffs! There’s so much guitar firepower on this album that it’s insane great! Peter and Masa have that magic going on with their guitars; their tones scream with emotion and I can feel it, man! The backing vocals are wonderful, giving this album and band their Power Metal muscle on top of Power Metal muscles.

Not one average song is on this album. In my Metal opinion, this album is a MUST for every Metal lovers collection of music. Vocalist Johan Fahlberg is top-tier and belongs there. Sonically melodic, powerful and exquisitely written and arranged songs.

Devil’s Gift was released back on March 30th, 2018, via the sensational Massacre Records. There’s no question that this album was one of the very best in Metal for 2018; it’s also one of the very best in Metal, period. My favorite songs: the entire album. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Devil’s Gift – Track List:

  1. Wasteland
  2. The Enemy
  3. Set Free
  4. Scream Of Anger
  5. Tears Of Our World
  6. Phoenix
  7. One World
  8. Story Of My Life
  9. 9. Coming Home
  10. Conspiracy Of Science
  11. Final Moment
  12. Black Days (digipak)
  13. Flying High (digipak)

JADED HEART:

Johan Fahlberg – lead vocals

Peter Östros – guitar

Masa Eto – guitar

Michael “Muelli” Müller – bass

Bodo Stricker – drums

Album cover artwork: Thomas Ewerhard

For more info on this remarkable band: Jaded Heart

LONG LIVE JADED HEART.

STONE.

MEGADETH – “Warheads On Foreheads” Releasing On March 22nd!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

WARHEADS ON FOREHEADS Greatest Hits album arrives March 22 featuring 35 remastered tracks hand selected by Dave Mustaine. Cyber Army pre-orders begin January 25. megadeth.com/cyberarmy

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

STONE.

Jason Becker Releases Free Song From When He Was 16 Years Old – Join His Email For The Free Download

Posted in guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Join Jason Becker’s email list and get a FREE download of “Ripping Song” – This was a nice way for Jason to practice his fast playing when he was 16.

Join email list >> https://jasonbecker.fanbridge.com/

Jason Becker’s story is one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and, ultimately, triumph. A child prodigy on guitar, Jason rose to prominence as a teenager when he was one half of the legendary rock guitar duo Cacophony (with his great friend Marty Friedman). After wowing audiences all over the word with his amazing guitar chops and deep compositions, Jason auditioned for—and got—the gig with David Lee Roth, following in the huge footsteps of Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai. He wrote and recorded the DLR album A Little Ain’t Enough and was poised to take over the rock guitar world when a nagging pain in his leg was diagnosed as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a debilitating and fatal condition with a life expectancy of maybe five years. Maybe.

That was 29 years ago.

Jason Becker – Triumphant Hearts (Album Trailer)

Jason did indeed lose the ability to play guitar, walk, talk, and breathe on his own. But he never lost his will to live or his desire to create music. Communicating through a series of eye movements with a system developed by his father, Jason spells out words as well as musical notes and chords. He imparts his musical vision to his team who then can input the notes into a computer, edit the parts to his exacting standards, and then generate charts for session musicians. It is through this amazing process that Jason composes his profoundly beautiful music, rich in melody and counterpoint, brimming with emotion. His inspiring music and life story have been the subject of countless news articles, magazine cover stories, and an award-winning documentary, Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet.

Not only is Jason not dead yet, he’s busier and more prolific than ever, as evidenced by his latest release, Triumphant Hearts. The album’s 14 tracks showcase Jason’s gift for melody and his deep knowledge of classical composition and orchestral arrangement. Many of the guitar parts are performed by a who’s-who of 6-string gods including Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Neal Schon, Steve Morse, Paul Gilbert, Joe Bonamassa and many others. And, in what will absolutely delight his fans, Jason’s amazing guitar playing—recorded in the ’80s and ’90s—graces several tunes.

Jason Becker is unquestionably the sexiest man alive, but he’s also the most positive, upbeat, and inspiring man alive. “I really feel lucky,” says Jason. “I am surrounded by loving people, and I can still make music.”

Jason Becker’s new album Triumphant Hearts was released Dec. 7, 2018.

More of Jason Becker:

http://JasonBecker.com

http://www.facebook.com/jasonbeckerofficial/

http://www.ebay.com/usr/beckteaam

http://www.instagram.com/jasonbeckerofficial

LONG LIVE JASON BECKER.

STONE.

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