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THUNDEROR (ft. members of Skull Fist) Breathe New Life Into NWOBHM With Music Video “How We Roll”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , on November 28, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

L-R – Oscar Rangel – Bass, JJ Tartaglia – Vocals, Drums, Keys, Jonny Nesta – Guitars
Photo Credit – Rae Chatten

Debut Album “Fire It Up” Out Feb 25, 2022 via Boonsdale Records

March 2022 European Tour w/ Traveler, Toledo Steel

Thunderor is a relatively new band, just having started up in the midst of the pandemic when JJ Tartaglia (Skull Fist) felt a calling to develop his singing and front his own band. He was joined by Skull Fist bandmate Jonny Nesta and Oscar Rangel (Operus, ex-Annihilator) creating a heavy 80’s influenced power trio that knows how to rock fans. They are releasing their debut album “Fire It Up” early next year with the first single being “How We Roll”, which Tartaglia explains:

“How We Roll just felt like the right choice as the first single to come out with. It’s a catchy tune, with a big emphasis on the song-writing, and that’s the main thing with Thunderor. It’s got that anthem-like singalong chorus, feels like freedom and good times. It’s a song about friends, road trips, and not wanting to go home when it’s time to go home haha.”

The album is a fresh take on NWOTHM, with 80s synths, piano, and gong hits. Lyrically it’s an adventure, complete with motorcycles, romance, and danger. It inspires you to go after your life and to never give up. The video for the groovy, catchy single features shots of the band cruising on bikes; JJ Tartaglia is indeed an avid motorcycle rider and has been featured a couple of times in Adventure Bike Rider.

Tartaglia expects that the album will be a hit with Skull Fist fans who will find some familiarity in the music, and also will intrigue new listeners who will be drawn in by the originality and catchy hooks. He cites that being a singing drummer definitely adds a unique twist and will allow for a creative setup when they hit the stage. He sums up the album:

“I think we’ve created a truly original album with Fire It Up. It was a blast writing these songs and putting my personality into the lyrics for the first time. The songs on the album are meant to inspire a life journey – an adventure with friends, motorcycles, romance, danger, and victory. I hope it will be a soundtrack for your adventures.”

The 80s-infused heavy metal is recommended for fans of Skull Fist, Saxon, and Judas Priest.

The music video for “How We Roll”can be viewed via its premiere on Bravewords HERE

Single stream – Spotify 

“Fire It Up” comes out on February 25th, 2022 via Boonsdale Records.

Album pre-order – https://thunderor.bigcartel.com

Track Listing:
1. Fire It Up (5:12)
2. How We Roll (4:14)
3. All or Nothing (4:31)
4. Dangerous Times (5:24)
5. Thunderor (4:32)
6. On the Run (4:04)
7. Into the Storm (1:34)
8. We Can Make It (4:21)
9. Cold Tears (5:17)
Album Length: 39:09

European Tour Dates:
Thunderor w/ Traveler and Toledo Steel
11.3.22 – Rockclub Nordbayern – Selb, Germany
12.3.22 – Divadlo Pod Carou – Pisek, Czech
13.3.22 – Bambi Galore Hamburg, Germany
14.3.22 – Stengade – Copenhagen, Denmark
15.3.22 – TBA – Berlin, Germany
16.3.22 – Kasseturm – Weimar Germany
17.3.22 – Don’t Panic – Essen, Germany
18.3.22 – Goldgrube – Kassel, Germany

For more info:
Facebook.com/ThunderorOfficial
Instagram.com/thunderor_official
EPK

LONG LIVE THUNDEROR.

THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON To Release New Single

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

“Return To Earth”, the new single from heavy psych doom metal space project, THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON will be released on all streaming platforms on December 10th. Landing ahead of their upcoming album in Spring 2022, the dynamic collective of seasoned musicians, powerhouse vocal talent and a visual Sci Fi stage show has seen the project take off into orbit.

“We are incredibly excited to release the first single off our new Album. Return To Earth is the perfect song to showcase our new sound. After wood shedding through the worst of the pandemic we are very proud of the work we have accomplished. This song is the first of many new exciting adventures. Climb aboard and strap yourself in. We are about to blast off!”

With wide appeal in Comic Con culture, THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON not only perform epic sounds and live shows, they are busy with famed horror artist Rick Lara as the band’s art director and artist involved in rebooting the band’s comic book. “Return To Earth” delivers soaring instrumentation, ethereal lead vocals and a haunting choral backing. The soundscape is an expanse of powerful chord progressions, along with heavy grooves from the guitars and bass that bring a delicious sludge edge. All of the elements combine to produce a theatrical mood with added effects in the form of narrative clips.

THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON use their music to transport to other worlds. Their cosmic sound is a fantastic combination of genre mixing and sheer creativity. Take trip out into the galaxy and beyond safe in knowledge that with THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON you’ll “Return To Earth”.

THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON IS:

Luna Nemesis- Lead Vocals
The General Shane Thirteen- Guitar and Vocals
R. Benjamin Black- Lead Guitar and Vocals
Zakkatron- Bass
Adryon Alin- Drums
Nova 1001001- Vocals

Source: C Squared Music

Links:
www.theywatchusfromthemoon.com
https://theywatchusfromthemoon.bandcamp.com/

L.A. Guns’s New Album “Checkered Past” Review by Tanis Enos

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Editor’s note: Metal Odyssey proudly introduces Tanis Enos to our staff. She embodies the talents of being a writer, photographer, concert aficionado and interviewer. Enjoy her review below! Welcome aboard, Tanis!

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Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis have joined forces once again to give fans another electric album. They teamed up yet again with the Vampiric Shredder, Ace Von Johnson, and “Stud” Johnny Martin. Checkered Past was released on November 12th, 2021. Before the release, the band gave fans a taste of the new album releasing not only 3 singles (Cannonball, Knock Me Down & Get Along) but also 2 new music videos for Cannonball and Get Along.

Checkered Past has a beautiful mix of both the fast pasted Sleazy sound that fans have come to love and slowed-down emotion invoking melodies and lyrics. The day of the release, If It’s Over Now was part of Apple Music’s Best New Songs list. This song alone leaves fans wondering “Who hurt the writers”. The slower-paced guitar paired with the low vocals and emotional lyrics makes for a truly theatrical experience that gives fans the ability to picture their own story. The same can be said about Let You Down. The feeling of this track can be compared to “a heartache in the rain” scene in a movie. Even though it can’t be seen the feeling of sadness can be heard.

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, LA Guns have turned out another group of hard rock in-your-face songs that will make you want to grab your leather pants and even your pirate hats. Cannonball is an explosive way to start the album with heavy drums and fast riffs. Living Right Now is special because of its punk-sounding undertone during the verses and Blues Rock sound for the rest. If you didn’t know Phil was British you did after listening to bits of that song.

Though the band has gotten older, Phil’s voice hasn’t changed a bit. Just listen to That Ain’t Why and try to say that it doesn’t sound as clear and clean as listening to Electric Gypsy on their debut album. Tracii Guns will never not have flair, showing off his Jimmy Page like abilities on lead guitar. Now take the talent and grit of Tracii and add the style and skill of Ace Von Johnson and you have the dynamic duo that every band needs.

What is that old saying? “A band is only as good as its bass player”? Well, good thing they have Johnny Martin slapping the bass on this album. You can really hear him shine in songs like Living Right Now and Get Along and he adds the deep groove with the drums in Dog.

The diversity of songs in this album alone is incredible and truly makes it hard to skip any song. Checkered Past will continue the musical high that was given to fans by the release of their 2019 album The Devil You Know. Fans are already crazy about the album, making it the number one best-selling Blues Rock album on Amazon the day it was released. – Tanis Enos

Vocals: Phil Lewis

Lead Guitar: Tracii Guns

Rhythm Guitar: Ace Von Johnson 

Bass: Johnny Martin

Drums: Adam Hamilton / Scot Coogan

Track List: 1. Cannonball, 2. Bad Luck Charm, 3. Living Right Now, 4. Get Along, 5. If It’s Over, 6. Better Than You, 7. Knock Me Down, 8. Dog, 9. Let You Down, 10. That Ain’t Why, 11.Physical Itch

LONG LIVE L.A. GUNS

Metal Merch – DEE SNIDER Autographed Photo

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 17, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

First thing, my respect for what Dee Snider has accomplished for our community of Metal is steadfast. Dee Snider has DEFENDED METAL and Rock ‘N Roll his entire life and his discography has proven to be timeless. Seriously, a gold life-size statue of Dee Snider should be created and erected at the entrance of The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. I don’t give a rats shit about who disagrees with me on that last sentence either. My belief. My blog. My life.

This past Summer, I bought this incredible Dee Snider autographed photo from the Martyr Hardcore Metal Online Store. This website is also the home to all the merch for HATEBREED. Dee Snider had tweeted about his autographed photo being available at this site mentioned; thus how I found out about it!

The cost for this historic piece of Metal history was $30 plus a few bucks for shipping. Compare that to how much other bands/musicians charge for autographs and you’ll agree this is an extremely fair price! C’mon, $30 for an authentic autograph of Dee Snider!!

Man, there are many unbelievable deals you can find by just shopping around! My autographed photo also included a DEE FUCKING SNIDER patch and sticker! Metal Be Thy Name!! – Stone

LONG LIVE THE METAL WARRIOR DEE SNIDER.

METAL CHURCH – “In Memoriam” Remembering Mike Howe Booklet And Tribute Shirt Availabe via Rat Pak Records

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Mike Howe “In Memoriam” (Remembering Mike Howe) 60 page full color 8×11 memorial booklet and official tribute shirt is now available for a limited time. A visual celebration & tribute to Mike Howe’s music career, including photos from his days with Hellion, Snair, Heretic and Metal Church!

Get all the details and reserve yours here: https://ratpakrecordsamerica.com/metal-church

ROCK IN HEAVEN, MIKE HOWE.

W.A.S.P. – Announce 40 Years Live World Tour 2022

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , on November 1, 2021 by Metal Odyssey


Read the press release via the link below! Whoa!

https://www.waspnation.com/post/w-a-s-p-announce-40-years-live-world-tour-2022

LONG LIVE W.A.S.P.

LITA FORD – Appearing At New Jersey Horror Con And Film Festival!

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

From Lita Ford Twitter timeline:

New Jersey! Appearing at the New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival, Nov 12, 13 and 14th in Atlantic City! Come on down to @njhorrorcon and we’ll see you there! For info, visit newjerseyhorrorcon.com

LONG LIVE LITA FORD.

RAVENOUS – Partner With New Level Brewing For “Speed Metal Blonde” Beer + New Album Out Oct 22nd

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

L-R: Ravenous Current Line Up 
Skyler Mills (Guitar) | Dave Crnkovic (Drums) | R. A. Voltaire (Vocals) | Chris Valax (Bass) | Jake Wright (Guitar)
Photo Credit – Monika Deviat

CD Release Show Oct 15th – Calgary, AB – Dickens

“Hubris” Out October 22nd via Feast Beast Records (NA/EU) / Spiritual Beast (Asia)

Album guests:
Vincent ‘Jake’ Jones of Aether Realm, Heinrich Yoshio of Aether Realm, Mathias Blad of Falconer, Nina Osegueda of A Sound of Thunder, The Dread Crew of Oddwood (Full Band)

Canadian metallers Ravenous have partnered up with Calgary’s New Level Brewing for the release of a limited-edition beer, called ‘Speed Metal Blonde’. The beer is in celebration of “Hubris”, the upcoming second album by Ravenous, with the label designed by frontman R. A. Voltaire.

“We have had so many iconic bands and friends of ours release their own booze, it became a symbolic milestone for us! Luckily, with the support of New Level Brewing, we were able to make that milestone come to life – and it’s tasty!”

The beer is a smooth and crushable Blonde Ale for those in league with the craft beer devil, with a sophisticated and nuanced profile. Crisp, clean and refreshing, yet metal enough to be the crowd favorite at shows. Ingredients are water, yeast, barley, and hops, with oats added for a fuller body and additional sweetness.

‘Speed Metal Blonde’ is only available in Canadian markets and is limited to 1000 cans – available during all Ravenous show dates in Canada until they’re gone! The band’s next live performance will be in Calgary, AB on October 15th at Dicken for their “Hubris” album launch show. Details can be found on Ravenous‘ Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/RavenousE.H/events

Check out New Level Brewing at https://www.newlevelbrewing.ca

Canada’s Ravenous will be unleashing their new album “Hubris” on October 22nd via Feast Beast Records for North America plus Europe and for Asia via Spiritual Beast with exclusive bonus tracks “Cakaw Te Partiro” and “一瞬千撃” for the Japanese version.

Ravenous currently have two singles out “Astral Elixir” and “Die 1000 Deaths” off “Hubris”, which can be heard at the following links:

Animated music videos for “Die 1000 Deaths” ft. Heinrich Yoshio of Aether Realm.
English Version – https://youtu.be/uvVkYDINa-0
Japanese Version – https://youtu.be/Tz6-pmChuJ0

Lyric Video – “Astral Elixir” – https://youtu.be/iVvbuTw2veA

Ravenous brings a full lineup of experienced musicians together, ones that have toured extensively and are fully dedicated to providing a high-energy, high-intensity live experience. They seek to inspire others to find that inner triumph and glory that drove them to form this project – whether that means starting their own band, or just finding the strength to make a change in their lives – they seek to empower their followers through every step of their journey.

Recommended for fans of Powerwolf, Sabaton, and Unleash the Archers, Ravenous is bringing you anthemic tunes from a time when metal was hungry.

“Hubris” was produced by Ravenous with mixing and mastering done by Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Opeth, Firewind) along with album guests Vincent ‘Jake’ Jones of Aether Realm, Heinrich Yoshio of Aether Realm, Mathias Blad of Falconer, Nina Osegueda of A Sound of Thunder, The Dread Crew of Oddwood (Full Band).

Album pre-order at https://igg.me/at/hubris 

Album Trailer – https://youtu.be/GYJfhUWLPcM

More info:
Ravenouseternalhunger.com
Facebook.com/RavenousE.H

Source: Asher Media Relations

LONG LIVE RAVENOUS.

UFO – Confirmed For Rock The Castle 2022 In Verona Italy

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

From the twitter timeline of UFO:
Rock The Castle in Verona, Italy, has today confirmed UFO for their Saturday line-up on 25th June 2022. Tickets will be available from ticketone.it/artist/rock-ca…

LONG LIVE UFO.

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.

Witherfall Headlining Hyperspace Metal Festival Next April For Their First Ever Canadian Date!

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

We are beyond excited about this one guys! April 16th, 2021 we will be headlining Hyperspace Metal Festival III in Vancouver. It’s Canada’s premier melodic & power metal festival!

This will be our first ever Canadian date and we are thrilled to be premiering in a new country alongside so many amazing bands!

Be sure you’re going to witness the spectacle firsthand by grabbing tickets here: https://witherfall.com/tours-and-events

We will be breaking out a few surprises and once more unveiling our brand of dark melodic metal on the live stage. It feels so good to start to have tour dates coming up where we can share our music with you. April 16th is going to be a special one any way you slice it!

See you in Vancouver!

Witherfall

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

VINCE NEIL And STEPHEN PEARCY 2 LEGENDS | ONE NIGHT

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , on October 2, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

These 2 Sunset Strip Legends together for One Night Only at The Quechan Casino Resort in Winterhaven California.  A night of THE hard rock that created the 80’s Sunset Strip scene. Hit after hit with Motley Crue and RATT songs sung by the Legends who wrote and performed them from the very beginning!

Bringing the 80’s SUNSET STRIP scene to your town.

Guns Blazing & Guitars Squealing!

Winterhaven, CALIFORNIA

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Stephen Pearcy’s solo band is bringing fans all of the RATT hits plus several hits from SMASH & VIEW TO A THRILL, to include ARCADE’s “Nothing to Lose”.

Buy tix at link below:

https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7773969/vince-neil-stephen-pearcy-winterhaven-pipa-event-center

LONG LIVE STEPHEN PEARCY And VINCE NEIL.

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.

Metal Merch – Motörhead Vintage 1980’s Pins

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

I bought these Motörhead pins sometime back in the early to mid 80’s, at a store called Wasteland in Torrington Connecticut. I was serving time in high school then. Wasteland was filled with all kinds of Rock and Metal merch; plus lots of smoking and toking supplies too. This store was in walking distance to my parents house and near the Y.M.C.A., thus I made countless trips there. I would go to that Y.M.C.A. for pick up basketball games and to lift weights; it kinda kept me out of trouble. I’m laughing as I wrote that.

I didn’t always buy at each visit; just looking around the place and smelling the burning incense was a treat for me. Wasteland was an escape from the crap a teenager had to deal with, back then. It’s amazing what memories these little Motörhead pins rekindle.

I remember buying black light bulbs, black light posters, band t-shirts, pipes, lots of pins, band stickers and patches and rolling papers there. Funny how I never bought a bong or lava lamp there for they had plenty for sale. Those really were easier times. It’s fun to reflect on it all. I just wish I kept some of those band t-shirts for they’re worth lots of money now. Then again, I really wore out those shirts.

I’ve sold and traded away hundreds of Rock and Metal pins over the years; so I’m very happy I have these Motörhead pins today. When I saw Motörhead years ago they opened for Slayer. Overkill was the other opening band. Metal be thy name! Thanks for reading and stay safe out there. – Stone

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF MOTÖRHEAD.

New York City’s TOWER To Release ‘Shock To The System’ In November 

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

New York (NY) – In November, NYC true metallers TOWER will release their sophomore studio album, Shock To The System, via Cruz Del Sur Music. The album was recorded in May and June at Artifact studio in Ridgewood, New York, with Sasha Stroud serving as co-producer and engineer. The album’s cover was created by Morgan Jesse Lappin. 

According to vocalist Sarabeth Linden, half of the music and lyrics for Shock To The System were written during the recent lockdown attributed to the global pandemic. The result is TOWER’s most complete outing to date — a veritable metal call-to-arms that combines the band’s energetic brand of NWOBHM and classic rock into ten anthemic cuts. 

“We stayed centered around our established style but took it to new levels in some places,” says Linden. “The heavy parts are heavier than before, the fast parts are faster, the slow parts are slower, and one song is around seven minutes, which we’ve never come close to previously. Musically, there are a lot of firsts on this record.” 

TOWER (who are completed by the guitar tandem of James Danzo and Zak Penley and drummer James Jones) only has one previous full-length studio album to their credit, 2016’s self-titled outing. While their 2019 Tomorrow & Yesterday EP featured four songs of rocked-up metal, Shock To The System takes TOWER’s sound to the next level.  

“The first album is already five years old!” exclaims Linden. “It seems so long ago now. The songs that are still in the live set, like ‘Flames’, ‘Raceway Rock’ and ‘Elegy’ are still very much in the vein of the new material. The EP was a bit more simple and aggressive, and those elements are on the album, too, but manifest in a different way. In general, we have grown a lot as a band and as individuals. We’ve matured, and it’s reflected in the music.”

TOWER recently celebrated its return to the stage in July. With Shock To The System in the can, the band plans on preparing for future live dates — and a new bassist. “We’re in the process of revamping the lineup for tour, as Jeff Filmer stepped aside to give his full attention to his bands SHADOWLAND and HUSTLER,” closes Linden. “We’ll be ready to hit the road by year’s end. See you soon! Be prepared!”

Track Listing:
1. Blood Moon, 2. Prince of Darkness, 3. Metatron, 4. Running Out of Time, 5. Lay Down the Law, 6. Hired Gun, 7. The Black Rose, 8. On the Line, 9. In Dreams, 10. Powder Keg

Line-up:
Sarabeth Linden – Vocals
James Danzo – Guitar
Zak Penley – Guitar
James Jones – Drums
*Bass on the album recorded by Jeff Filmer.

towernyc.bandcamp.com/releases

facebook.com/TOWERnyc
cruzdelsurmusic.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE TOWER.

NEKROMANT – Swedish Heavy Metal Power Trio To Release ‘Temple Of Haal’ Full-Length December 3rd Via Despotz Records – New Track Streaming

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Swedish heavy metal power trio NEKROMANT will release their fourth full-length, Temple Of Haal, via their new label home of Despotz Records this Winter. 

Hailing from the city of Vänersborg and formerly known as Serpent, NEKROMANT is renowned for delivering an authentic and effortlessly brilliant oldschool metal assault.

Standing on the shoulders of metal giants such as Black Sabbath and Pentagram, the band is well versed in the art of crushing riffs and powerful melodies, boasting a sound that echoes the might of the past with an eye cast toward the future. From a punishing percussive battery through to the Iommi-esque guitars, NEKROMANT understands that the riff is king, as demonstrated throughout their superb new long player.  

Temple Of Haal is packed with ambitious metal gems such as the epic “Behind The Veil Of Eyes” and the doom-laden “Olórin’s Song.” In advance of the record’s release, the band is pleased to unveil first single, “The Woods,” revealing of the track, “This is a classic, unapologetic heavy metal tune. We’re not content with living this modern lifestyle, detached from what really matters. ‘The Woods’ is therefore an aggressive expression of Scandinavian grumpiness.” 

Join NEKROMANT in “The Woods” at THIS LOCATION.

NEKROMANT’s Temple Of Haal will be released on CD, LP, and digitally December 3rd. Find physical preorders at THIS LOCATION and digital orders HERE

 
https://www.facebook.com/Nekromantband  

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE NEKROMANT.

Los Angeles Thrashers FUELED BY FIRE Sign With M-Theory Audio – New 7-inch Due This Fall

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on August 21, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

First new music since 2013 available now for pre-order.

Los Angeles thrash metal force FUELED BY FIRE have signed with M-Theory Audio. The group’s first new music since 2013 will be unveiled later this year with the release of Past…Present…No Future…Part 1, the first in a pair of two-song 7-inch releases mixed by Carlos Cruz (Warbringer, Hexen, Exmortus), mastered by Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind (Exhumed, Midnight, Power Trip) and featuring artwork by Mark Riddick (Autopsy, Exodus, Suffocation), out Nov. 11th.

Pre-orders for the first 7-inch release – which will be pressed on white vinyl and includes a sticker – are available now. The group also performed live for the first time in 2021 this past Friday, August 20 at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood, at a sold-out show alongside veteran Southern California thrashers Evildead and Hirax.  

“We’re excited to be a part of the M-Theory crew and finally get some new music out to the masses. It’s our most violent and aggressive music yet and we can’t wait to get it into your hands” states drummer Carlos Gutierrez. “Thank you, Marco, for your support. Cheers!”

FUELED BY FIRE was formed in 2002 by a group of Southern California teenagers that bonded over a love of ’80s thrash metal acts such as Exodus, Testament and Possessed. The group recorded their first demo in 2004 and emerged as a persistent presence on local concerts throughout the greater Los Angeles region. Those shows saw them open for many of the iconic acts that they grew up worshipping, as well as performing alongside other burgeoning thrash bands that were emerging around them in Southern California such as Warbringer and Hexen.

They initially self-released their 2006 debut album, “Spread The Fire.” The album was praised by AllMusic.com for its “authentic thrash,” and the combination of their impressive studio effort and prolific live performances earned the attention of Metal Blade Records, who reissued the record a year later. 

FUELED BY FIRE soon spread their sound on stages across the United States alongside fellow rising thrashers such as Bonded by Blood and Merciless Death before re-emerging with their self-released 2010 follow-up record, “Plunging Into Darkness.” That album was applauded by Metal-Rules.com for serving as a reminder of “just how vibrant thrash metal can be,” and the band followed up that momentum by touring Europe alongside heavy hitters such as Kreator, Morbid Angel and Nile.

The group applied a more sinister tone to their lyrics and compositions on 2013’s “Trapped in Perdition,” which was released by NoiseArt Records and produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse). The album received accolades from Burning Ambulance for being “their best album yet” and – alongside well-received performances the following year on European festivals such as Hellfest and Metalfest Open Air Loreley – cemented FUELED BY FIRE’s reputation as generators of powerful thrash metal. 

The group went on hiatus shortly after those festival performances, but reconvened at the beginning of 2020 to record new music. Initially set to be released in fall 2020, the four songs put together by the new lineup – consisting of returning members Rick Rangel (guitars/vocals), Anthony Vasquez (bass) and Carlos Gutierrez (drums), who are now joined by Gutierrez’s bandmate in Blade Killer, guitarist Jon Rubio – were further refined during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first of two 7-inch singles to come, “Past…Present…No Future…Part 1” showcases FUELED BY FIRE as a group ready to re-stake its claim to thrash metal supremacy, with the second 7-inch single to come in 2022.

More information on new music from FUELED BY FIRE will be unveiled in the weeks to come by M-Theory Audio and at www.facebook.com/FueledByFireOfficial.

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Source: M-Theory Audio

LONG LIVE FUELED BY FIRE.

DUST PROPHET – Stream New Single

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

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

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

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

Guitarist/Vocalist Otto Kinzel commented:

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

Line-up:

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

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Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DUST PROPHET.

KISS – Announces Exclusive Las Vegas Engagement

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , on August 16, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

One of rock’s most influential bands, KISS, announces their exclusive Las Vegas engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, kicking off New Year’s Eve week with performances Wednesday, Dec. 29, Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1. Additional shows are scheduled for January 19 – February 5, 2022. 

VIP Upgrades will be on sale beginning Tuesday August 17thth as part of the KISS Army presale.

VIP upgrades will include access to the KISS sound check and Q&A, a personal photo opportunity with KISS and an invitation to the KISS Army Captain’s Lounge

Visit www.kissonline.com/vip for more information

General public on sale will begin Friday August 20th at 10am local.

Source: KISS Official

LONG LIVE KISS.

STRYPER – Announces September Shows For Midwest

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , on August 14, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS:

It’s hard to believe Stryper hasn’t played LIVE in over 16 months but that’s about to change! If you’re in the Midwest and can catch one of these shows we’d love to see you! We’re also offering an exclusive VIP Meet & Greet opportunity for select shows!

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021: ASHWAUBENON, WI ~ EPIC EVENT CENTER ~ BUY TICKETS

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021: HINCKLEY, MN ~ ROCKTEMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ~ BUY TICKETS

SEPTEMBER 11, 2021: ST. CHARLES, IL ~ THE ARCADA THEATRE ~ BUY TICKETS

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

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