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SPLINTERED THRONE – To Release “The Greater Good of Man”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The traditional metal powerhouse from Portland, Oregon, are beginning their next chapter by unleashing the high-octane record The Greater Good of Man on August 19th 2022. Refining their classic metal sound fused with progressive hard rock and striking melodies, SPLINTERED THRONE have created a majestic and vivacious release.

Well known for their high energy live performances, and having supported the likes of FLOTSAM & JETSAM, PRIMAL FEAR, LITA FORD, and more, The Greater Good of Man sees the band distill their captivating sound. Following the departure of vocalist and founding member Brian Garrison, two-time Blues Music Award winner and European Blues Award nominee Lisa Mann stepped into the role.

Lisa Mann Comments: “I still pinch myself that I’m even in this band- and now we’ve written and recorded a kick ass album? It’s as good a feeling as sex and chocolate. Can’t wait to unleash it upon the world!”

Lisa was by no means a stranger to the world of metal having released her heavy debut album under the pseudonym of WHITE CRONE receiving raving reviews in the underground scene. Despite the pandemic disrupting initial plans, the band have produced an astounding new record. Opening with the enthralling “The Reaper is Calling”, SPLINTERED THRONE bring a high-spirited energy into the deadly track. Channeling their melodic essence, this opening number aptly establishes the mood of the album.

The title track, “The Greater Good of Man” delivers bluesy influences with dynamic bass, groove rhythms, and soaring vocals. Yielding a thrilling pace of high-speed riffs and unrelenting energy, the epic lyrical narrative of “Night of the Heathens” draws the listener into the storytelling. Also included on the album is a moving re-recorded version of the power-ballad “Immortal”.

The Greater Good of Man is the eagerly anticipated next milestone in SPLINTERED THRONE’s career. Showcasing compelling composition and genre fusion across the tracks, the album is a dynamic collection of energy, emotion and storytelling.

SPLINTERED THRONE:
Brian Bailey – bass
Matt Dorado – guitar
Kris Holboke – drums
Lisa Mann – vocals
Jason “JMo” Moser – guitar

Track Listing:
1.The Reaper is Calling* (4:10)
2. The Crossing (6:09)
3. Morning Star Rising (5:50)
4. The Greater Good of Man (3:55)
5. Let it Rain (4:04)
6. Underdogs** (4:50)
7. Night of the Heathens (3:23)
8. Time Stands Still (4:03)
9. Immortal 2020 (Remastered)** (4:34)

Credits:
All songs written by Jason Moser & Lisa Mann except: *written by Jason Moser, Lisa Mann, & Fred Osborn,**written by Jason Moser
ALL SONGS ARRANGED BY SPLINTERED THRONE

“Underdogs” was inspired by those struggling with addiction and to those who made it into Recovery.

Source: C Squared Music

https://splinteredthrone.com/

LONG LIVE SPLINTERED THRONE

Stormbringer Metal Festival Scheduled For June 10-11 In Worcester, MA

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

A new Heavy Metal festival is being forged in the heart of New England. Stormbringer Metal Festival, named after the infamous black sword of the Elric saga, arrives with an ambitious mission: to carve itself a spot on the map of some of the best heavy metal festivals of North America.

Founded by three musicians (Evgeny Gromovoy of Adamantis, Dwayne Eldredge of Mourn the Light and Carmine Blades of Seax), the festival will be celebrated on June 10-11, 2022 in Worcester (Massachusetts, USA) at the legendary Ralph’s Rock Diner. This year’s headliners include Riot City (Friday, June 10) and Attacker (Saturday, June 11). Supporting acts include Glacier, Gatekeeper, Icarus Witch, Greyhawk, Tower, Ironflame, Blazon Rite and Olorin among others. For most of these bands, Stormbringer will be their first appearance ever in New England.

“In addition to bringing some of the finest heavy metal acts of North America, we want to highlight our vibrant local scene,” Dwayne says. This year Stormbringer will feature five New England based bands: Entierro (feat. Victor Arduini of Fate’s Warning fame), Archdruid, Mourn the Light, Seax and Adamantis. “Moreover, we hope that the festival will establish a place for the north-eastern heavy metal vendor community to thrive,” Carmine adds.

Stormbringer Metal Festival features six bands on the Cruz del Sur Music/Gates of Hell Recordslabels: Tower, Gatekeeper, Adamantis, Attacker, Blazon Riteand Olorin. “Their inclusion on the bill is testimony to the great work Cruz del Sur Music/Gates of Helllabel does to support northamerican heavy metal scene”, Evgeny adds.

“This year’s festival is just the beginning of a saga, the Stormbringer saga” – the promoters conclude. “We have huge plans for years to come! Don’t miss this one, the one that started it all. It will be one to remember!”

Stormbringer Metal Festival Tickets:

ralphsdiner.ticketleap.com/stormbringer-metal-fest/dates/Jun-10-2022_at_0100PM

facebook.com/stormbringermetalfest

Source: ClawHammer PR

HELLOWEEN – To Release New “Best Time” Vinyl Single On May 20th Via Atomic Fire – United Forces European Tour With HammerFall To Commence This Week

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Martin Häusler

HELLOWEEN will release a special vinyl single titled “Best Time” via Atomic Fire on May 20th. The single features a 2022 remix of its title track on side A as well as an exclusive alternative vocal remix of the song on side B.

Find “Best Time” preorders at THIS LOCATION.

Purchase the band’s 2021 self-titled full-length in various formats as well as other records and merchandise at the Atomic Fire Records webshop HERE.

HELLOWEEN’s “Best Time” single comes in celebration of the band’s awaited United Forces European tour with HammerFall, set to begin this Wednesday, May 4th, at Manchester Academy in the UK. The band’s full upcoming itinerary can be found below.

HELLOWEEN w/ HammerFall:
5/04/2022 Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK
5/05/2022 Brixton Academy – London, UK
6/23/2022 Hellfest – Clisson, FR*
6/28/2022 Papp László Sportaréna – Budapest, HU
6/29/2022 Gasometer – Vienna, AT
6/30/2022 O2 Arena – Prague, CZ
7/02/2022 Olympic Fields – Zvolenská Slatina, SK
7/16/2022 Metal Paradise – Fuengirola, ES *
8/27/2022 Ippodromo Snai San Siro – Milan, IT *

8/28/2022 Riverside Open Air – Aarburg, CH *
8/30/2022 L’Olympia – Paris, FR*
8/31/2022 Le Transbordeur – Lyon, FR*
9/08/2022 Verti Music Hall – Berlin, DE
9/09/2022 Donau-Arena – Regensburg, DE
9/10/2022 Brose Arena – Bamberg, DE
9/13/2022 013 – TilburgM NL
9/14/2022 Rockhal – Luxembourg, LU
9/16/2022 Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – Stuttgart, DE
9/18/2022 MCK – Katowice, PL
9/22/2022 Centro de Eventos Pedregal – San José, CR
9/24/2022 Arena CDMX – Mexico City, MX
9/27/2022 Coliseo General Rumiñahui – Quito, EC
9/29/2022 Movistar Arena – Bogotá, CO

10/02/2022 Estadio Luna Park – Buenos Aires, AR
10/04/2022 Movistar Arena – Santiago de Chile, CL
10/06/2022 Arena Eurobike – Ribeirão Preto, BR
10/08/2022 Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, BR
10/09/2022 Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, BR
10/13/2022 Arena Armeec – Sofia, BG
12/09/2022 Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, DE
12/11/2022 bigBOX – Kempten, DE
12/13/2022 The Hall – Zurich, CH
2/03/2023 Sant Jordi Club – Barcelona, ES
2/04/2023 WiZink Center – Madrid, ES
4/28/2023 Sentrum Scene – Madrid, ES
4/29/2023 Partille Arena – Gothenburg, SE
5/01/2023 Black Box – Helsinki, FI
5/02/2023 Noblessneri Valukoda – Tallinn, EE
5/05/2023 RuhrCongress – Bochum, DE
5/06/2023 Sporthalle – Hamburg, DE

  • No HammerFall

Visit/subscribe to HELLOWEEN’s official YouTube channel at THIS LOCATION and watch videos for “Out For The Glory,” “Skyfall [Single Edit],” “Fear Of The Fallen,” “Mass Pollution,” “Angels,” “Rise Without Chains,” “Indestructible,” “Robot King,” “Cyanide,” “Skyfall [Album Version]” and so much more!

Artwork by Eliran Kantor

HELLOWEEN:
Michael Kiske – vocals
Andi Deris – vocals
Kai Hansen – guitar, vocals
Michael Weikath – guitar
Sascha Gerstner – guitar
Markus Grosskopf – bass
Daniel Löble – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL.

SURVIVE – First Ever Live Album “Live At Death Valley” Out On May 4th!

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

SURVIVE are set to release their first live album “Live At Death Valley” on May 4th 2022 in conspiracy with Pest Records. The CD version will feature 8 tracks plus a bonus EP made of 4 tracks, one having TonyDemolition ManDolan (Venom Inc) as special guest!

“Live At Death Valley” is now available for pre-orders here: https://pestrecords.bandcamp.com/album/survive-live-at-death-valley

Here’s what the legendary Mantas from Venom Inc. had to say about SURVIVE‘s live potential:

I had the pleasure and honor of touring Europe with Survive and they proved themselves to be a valuable asset to the touring package. I can say without hesitation or reservations that they were most definitely my favorite band on the tour. Incredibly nice and gracious guys who obviously loved their music and delivered every single night. I gave them the nickname ‘The Japanese Machine Head’ a song that they played at every sound check became the tour anthem because of its wonderful chorus structure. Melody, hook lines and brutally heavy guitar riffs define this amazing band who deserve global recognition. Maximum Respect from Jeff (Mantas).”

“Live At Death Valley” coverart + booklet created by Mohsen Fayazi.

Track list :
01 Degenerate
02 Wrath
03 Fuck Against Authority
04 Obey Your Own Army Corps
05 Rules Of Lies
06 Immortal Warriros
07 Human Misery
08 the Road to hell is paved by goodwill

+bonus tracks from EP ‘The Road To Hell Is Paved By Good Will’:
1.The Road To Hell Is Paved By Good Will (Featuring TonyDemolition ManDolan/Venom Inc)
2. Rules Of Lies (Orchestra Ver)
3. Seize The Victory
4. The Road To Hell Is Paved By Good Will (Live@Club Citta Metallization Festival 2020)

“It is easy to be technically brilliant metal band in the studio but the true trial by fire is a Live album! With this “Live At Death Valley” album SURVIVE proves they are truly the “Samurais From Hell”! The album was mixed live so it is 100% authentic, no studio gimmicks! Great songs, fantastic technical skills! On top of that you get great new bonus tracks! Brilliant!” – Kimmo Kuusniemi, Band Manager, Sarcofagus Guitarist

Line-up:
NEMO vocals/guitar
GAKU guitar
SINJILOW bass
GORO drums

Produced by SURVIVE
Executive Producer by NEMO
Recorded & Mixed by GAKU

Source: Split Screen PR

LONG LIVE SURVIVE.

SINNER – “Brotherhood” Full-Length To See Release July 15th Via Atomic Fire Records – Artwork, Track Listing And Guest Appearances Revealed!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Dominic Pencz)

German hard rock quartet and recent Atomic Fire Records signees SINNER have unveiled the artwork of their forthcoming studio album, Brotherhood, scheduled for release on July 15th, via Atomic Fire Records.

Notes vocalist/bassist Mat Sinner of the record’s title, “This band is held together by a tight friendship. Without this friendship, SINNER simply would not exist. We belong together and this album is meant to express that.”

Today, the group has also released the record’s track listing.

Brotherhood Track Listing:

  1. Bulletproof
  2. We Came To Rock
  3. Reach Out
  4. Brotherhood
  5. Refuse To Surrender
  6. The Last Generation
  7. Gravity
  8. The Man They Couldn’t Hang
  9. The Rocker Rides Away
  10. My Scars
  11. 40 Days 40 Nights
  12. When You Were Young (The Killers Cover) **
    ** Bonus Track (physical only)

Brotherhood was produced by Mat Sinner, co-produced by guitarist Tom Naumann, and recorded by Basi Roeder at Backyard Studios as well as Mitch Kunz at Apollo 13 Audio. Jacob Hansen mixed and mastered it at Hansen Studios, Denmark. Artwork was completed by 123RF GmbH / W. Cliff Knese (Terrafolio). Additionally, a variety of special guests will appear on SINNER‘s Brotherhood contributing different roles to this milestone in the band’s eventful career.

Brotherhood Special Guests:
Dave Ingram
Erik Martensson
Giorgia Colleluori
Lisa Müller
Mark Basile
Neil Witchard
Oliver Palotai
Ralf Scheepers
Ronnie Romero
Sascha Krebs
Stef E.
Tom Englund

SINNER’s first single, “Bulletproof,” as well as preorders, will be launched on Friday, May 6th. Be ready!

SINNER:
Mat Sinner – vocals, bass
Tom Naumann – guitars
Alex Scholpp – guitars
Markus Kullmann – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.matsinner.com

http://www.facebook.com/atomicfirerecords

LONG LIVE SINNER.

SKULL FIST – Issues Track-By-Track Video Breakdown Of “Paid In Full” – Album Nears Release Via Atomic Fire Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

SKULL FIST’s impending new full-length Paid In Full will see release on April 22nd via Atomic Fire Records. In advance of the record’s official unveiling, today the band has issued a special track-by-track breakdown of the album. Watch band leader Zach Slaughter give insight into each of the eight songs comprising the offering (as well as an opportunity to get a sneak peek of the record in advance).

Watch the track-by-track video breakdown at THIS LOCATION or below:

View SKULL FIST’s previously release videos for “For The Last Time” HERE and “Long Live The Fist” HERE.

Paid In Full will be available on CD, vinyl in various color variants, limited edition boxset, and digitally. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION.

Since their steely inception back in 2006, dungeon keeper Zach Schottler (AKA Zach Slaughter) and his shredding band of reckless companions have released three classic heavy metal almanacs, have eaten more dust than is good for their health, have endured various hardships and propped up countless beers at countless bars in countless cities. But now, after fifteen years of metal and mayhem, Schottler is coming into his own with the proverbially titled Paid In Full album, a heavy metal wonder of the defiant middle finger variant.

Delivering tales of steel and legends from the underworld, Paid In Full was written at home, recorded at Vespa Studios near Toronto, and encompasses Schottler’s sonic efforts of the past two years. With heads held high, empty pockets, and enough gas to make the next show, SKULL FIST has won 2022. Don’t mess with the FIST. The FIST is the law!

Paid In Full Track Listing:

  1. Paid In Full
  2. Long Live The Fist
  3. Crush Kill Destroy
  4. Blackout
  5. Madman
  6. For The Last Time
  7. Heavier Than Metal
  8. Warrior Of The North

SKULL FIST:
Zach Slaughter – vocals, guitar
Casey Guest – bass
JJ Tartaglia – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE SKULL FIST.

CRASHDÏET – Announce New Album ‘Automaton’ – Band Releases New Single And Video ‘Together Whatever’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Pre-order/add/save ‘Automaton’ HERE

One of the biggest names in the glam metal/sleaze rock scene, CRASHDÏET, announce the release of their upcoming album, Automaton, available for pre-sale now on digital, CD and vinyl, through Crusader Records/Golden Robot Records. The digital and CD are set to drop on April 29, with limited edition coloured vinyl due for release on September 9.

To celebrate the pre-sale of Automaton, CRASHDÏET serve up another delicacy in the form of a new single and video, ‘Together Whatever’, which is available now on all digital platforms.

‘Together Whatever’ is a true party anthem! Exploding with raging guitars and scorching vocals, it’s a tribute to the decadent good old days and the band’s early roots.

Listen to ‘Together Whatever’ HERE

Watch the new music video for ‘Together Whatever’ HERE or below:

Just like a gigantic robotic machine with pre-determined instructions, failure was never an option…

No matter what obstacles may have come their way in the past, CRASHDÏET have always marched forward, delivering their own style of Sleaze Metal they have become so well known for. Automaton contains 12 powerful sing-along anthems with massive drums, guitars, bass, and powering vocals (including a surprise special guest and a haunting voice from the past).

AUTOMATON TRACK LISTING:

  1. Automaton
  2. Together Whatever
  3. Shine On
  4. No Man’s Land
  5. Darker Minds
  6. Dead Crusade
  7. Powerline (feat. Michael Starr)
  8. Resurrection Of The Damned
  9. We Die Hard
  10. Shell Shock
  11. Unbroken
  12. I Can’t Move On (Without You)

Pre-order/add/save ‘Automaton’ HERE

Source: Crusader / Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE CRASHDÏET.

SKULL FIST – Reveals New Single/Video “For The Last Time” – “Paid In Full” Nears Release Via Atomic Fire Records

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

(Photo by Sharon Ehman)

Toronto-based heavy metal outfit SKULL FIST are pleased to reveal their latest video single, “For The Last Time.” The track comes by way of the band’s impending new full-length, Paid In Full, set for release on April 22nd via Atomic Fire Records.

Comments the band’s Zach Schottler, “We filmed this video in -20º C weather in my shed. For your sake, I hope you are nowhere near as cold as we were when we did this. This song was actually written more recently than the other ones and I’m happy its tombstone has finally been erected.”

View SKULL FIST’s “For The Last Time” video HERE. Listen, download, or stream the track HERE.

View previously released single “Long Live The Fist” at THIS LOCATION. The song is available on all streaming platforms HERE.

Since their steely inception back in 2006, dungeon keeper Zach Schottler and his shredding band of reckless companions have released three classic heavy metal almanacs, have eaten more dust than is good for their health, have endured various hardships and propped up countless beers at countless bars in countless cities. But now, after fifteen years of metal and mayhem, Schottler is coming into his own with the proverbially titled Paid In Full album, a heavy metal wonder of the defiant middle finger variant. With heads held high, empty pockets, and enough gas to make the next show, SKULL FIST has won 2022. Don’t mess with the FIST. The FIST is the law!

Written at home and recorded at Vespa Studios near Toronto, Paid In Full encompasses Schottler’s sonic efforts of the past two years: tales of steel and legends from the underworld…

Paid In Full will be available on digipak CD, vinyl in various color variants, limited edition boxset, and digitally. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION.

SKULL FIST:
Zach Slaughter – vocals, guitar
Casey Guest – bass
JJ Tartaglia – drums

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

http://www.instagram.com/skullfistofficialgram

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE SKULL FIST.

SINNER Signs To Atomic Fire Records – Band To Release New Studio Album “Brotherhood”

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Heiko Roith)

Atomic Fire Records today welcomes German hard rock quartet SINNER to its expanding roster. The band will release a twelve-track full-length, aptly titled Brotherhood, this Summer. Produced by frontman Mat Sinner and co-produced by guitarist Tom Naumann, Brotherhood was recorded by Basi Roeder at Backyard Studios as well as Mitch Kunz at Apollo 13 Audio, and mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Denmark.

Vocalist/bassist Mat Sinner comments, “We’re enormously happy to be a new member of the Atomic Fire Records family and to work with many great ex-colleagues. Brotherhood simply is such a strong album that we need their motivated and loyal team to make it a big success.”

Says Atomic Fire Records CEO Markus Wosgien, “We’ve been connected and good friends with Mat Sinner and his band mates for a long time. To welcome SINNER at Atomic Fire Records is nothing but a matter of the heart for us because – like Primal Fear – they’re a very important part of our past but now also of our present and future again; and we’re even prouder and happier about their monstrous new album that was crafted in brilliant teamwork by Mat (mostly) alongside Tom Naumann. Brotherhood is a heavy, straight, and hard-hitting opus, graced with an impressive amount of guests and friends. The album title says it all – it’s definitely another masterful addition to the already long listing of great SINNER records.”

More information on SINNER‘s Brotherhood as well as the first digital single and preordering details will be announced soon.

SINNER:
Mat Sinner – vocals, bass
Tom Naumann – guitars
Alex Scholpp – guitars
Markus Kullmann – drums

http://www.matsinner.com

http://label.atomicfire-records.com/project/sinner

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE SINNER.

L.A. COBRA – Release New Single ‘She’s My Prison’

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Recently signed to Crusader Records / Golden Robot Records, South African sleaze rockers L.A. COBRA have released their first single for the label, ‘She’s My Prison’, which is available now on all digital platforms.

Formed in November 2005, L.A. COBRA is the only sleaze/glam/hair metal band on the African continent. They are the “sleaze rocking hair metal stars” from Pretoria (home of multi-platinum rock superstars SEETHER), flying the 80’s glam rock flag from the handlebars of their Harley’s whilst making a name for themselves internationally and locally.

‘She’s My Prison’, is an anthemic arena rock single that revolves around the restrictive nature of a failed relationship. The track features screaming guitars, thunderous drums and bass, and a sing-along chorus that fans will distinctly recognize as L.A. COBRA.

Listen to ‘She’s My Prison’ HERE

ABOUT L.A. COBRA:

L.A. Cobra has been let loose to cause a rebellion amongst the youth with their revival of the 80’s glam era. Largely influenced by 80’s rock bands like Mötley Crüe, Guns & Roses, W.A.S.P. and Skid Row, L.A. COBRA is all about girls, Harley’s, big hair and a good time.

The band is: Don Cobra on vocals and guitar, Spade on lead guitar, Ewil on bass guitar and Callie ‘The Animal’ on drums, bringing back those memorable guitar solos and “balls to the wall” hard rock shows we’re all starved for. With a modern twist from their song-writing as we know them, these guys are the real deal, and live rock and roll!

L.A. Cobra and Crusader Records will have a slew of announcements in 2022 including new music, merchandise, tours and a whole lot more…stay tuned.

On-Line:
https://www.facebook.com/lacobraband
https://www.facebook.com/goldenrobotrecords/

Source: Crusader / Golden Robot Records

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Releases First Single/Video, “Emergency,” From Upcoming New Studio Album “Universal” – Preorders Available

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Tina Korhonen)

“Emergency” is the haunting opening track of MSG’s upcoming new studio album, Universal, set for release on May 27th via Atomic Fire Records.

The album’s first single comes along with an official music video, produced by Justin Griffiths. Comments MICHAEL SCHENKER, “‘Emergency’ is quite a complicated song with different rhythms but catchy at the same time. It’s fun to play and to listen to. Enjoy and keep on rocking.”

View MSG’s “Emergency” video at THIS LOCATION or below:

Listen, stream, or download the track HERE.

Universal will be available as a CD digipak (including two bonus tracks), Earbook (CD including two bonus tracks), on vinyl, and digitally. Find preordering options at THIS LOCATION.

Universal Track Listing:

  1. Emergency
  2. Under Attack
  3. Calling Baal
  4. A King Has Gone
  5. The Universe
  6. Long Long Road
  7. Wrecking Ball
  8. Yesterday Is Dead
  9. London Calling
  10. Sad Is The Song
  11. Au Revoir
    CD + Earbook Bonus Tracks:
  12. Turn Off The World
  13. Fighter

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MSG.

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Announces US Dates For The 50th Anniversary Universal – World Tour 2022

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Tina Korhonen)

Few rock guitarists on this planet have had such a lasting influence on so many renowned musicians as MICHAEL SCHENKER. With his outstandingly fluid style, inexhaustible wealth of ideas, and instinctive feel for hooks and melodies, MICHAEL SCHENKER is a living legend who, despite his longstanding and distinguished history, still impresses with his unflagging energy and drive. The blond stringsman from Sarstedt, Germany (near Hanover) began his international career in the early 1970s with the Scorpions, achieved worldwide fame after joining British rock group U.F.O., and then seamlessly continued his exceptional global success story under his own name, as well as with acts such as MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (otherwise known as MSG), Temple Of Rock, and MICHAEL SCHENKER Fest. SCHENKER and his career, which has spanned more than five decades, are absolute exceptions in the otherwise short-lived music industry.

To celebrate his latest MSG album, Universal, scheduled for release on May 27th through Atomic Fire Records, as well as his 50th anniversary of recording, MSG will embark upon an extended US tour this Fall. The trek will run from September 27th through November 6th. See all confirmed dates below.

MSG US Tour 2022 w/ Eric Martin, Images Of Eden:
9/27/2022 The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
9/28/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
9/29/2022 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/01/2022 Saban Theater – Los Angeles, CA
10/02/2022 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
10/04/2022 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
10/06/2022 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
10/07/2022 Des Plaines Theater – Des Plaines, IL
10/08/2022 Arcada Theater – St. Charles, IL
10/09/2022 Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
10/11/2022 The Art Theater – Hobart, IN
10/12/2022 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN
10/14/2022 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
10/15/2022 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
10/16/2022 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
10/17/2022 Jergels – Pittsburgh, PA
10/19/2022 The Vault – New Bedford, MA * MSG only
10/20/2022 Flying Monkey – Plymouth, NH
10/21/2022 Cabot Theater – Beverly, MA
10/22/2022 Sony Hall – New York, NY
10/23/2022 Newton Theater – Newton, NJ
10/25/2022 Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA
10/26/2022 Tally Ho – Leesburg, VA
10/27/2022 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA

w/ Damon Johnson & The Get Ready, Images Of Eden:
10/29/2022 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
10/30/2022 Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN
w/ W.A.S.P., Armored Saint:
11/02/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
11/03/2022 Concrete Street Pavilion – Corpus Christi TX
11/04/2022 Eaton Arena – San Antonio, TX
11/05/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
11/06/2022 Tulsa Theater – Tulsa, OK

MSGUS Tour 2022 Lineup:
Michael Schenker – lead guitar
Ronnie Romero – vocals
Bodo Schopf – drums
Steve Mann – keyboards, guitars
Barend Courbois – bass

MSG’s Universal will feature all the strengths of this exceptional musician: first-rate songs with anthemic melodies, catchy guitar riffs, and inspiring solos. As fans have come to expect, SCHENKER has once again enlisted a number of prestigious fellow musicians for the recording of his new studio production, among them, as main vocalist, Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, Vandenberg), who will also be MSG’s frontman on their upcoming tour, Michael Kiske (Helloween) and Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), keyboard player Steve Mann (Lionheart), drummers Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow), and Bodo Schopf (Eloy), as well as legendary bassists Bob Daisley (Black Sabbath), Barry Sparks (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dokken) and Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian, Zakk Wylde), with Tony Carey as a very special guest.

Stay tuned for more MSG news coming soon!

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MSG.

J.B.O. Shares New Music Video From “Planet Pink”!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

For over 30 years, J.B.O. are the specialists for vociferous escapism at the highest stage. Gold albums, frenetically acclaimed live appearances and top ten chart positions pave their way. Their new album, Planet Pink, makes no exception. Especially in a world we are currently living in on planet earth, with pandemics, insane dictators, ecological disasters, surging prices for beer. Mankind’s only chance is escapism, so let’s enter the orbital glider and head for the stars when Planet Pink, the upcoming album by iconic J.B.O., starts to make its rounds on April 15, 2022 via the metal powerhouse mothership AFM Records!

After previously-released singles, “Metal Was My First Love”, the album title track and just recently, “Nicht Doof” (“Not Stupid“), today the charismatic German-based collective released a new, official music video for “Einhorn” (in engl: “unicorn”).

Escape to Planet Pink & watch J.B.O.‘s new music video for “Einhorn” HERE:

For obvious reasons, Planet Pink was created under very special circumstances. Usually the band bosses Vito C. and Hannes “G.Laber” Holzmann sit together on a couch and exchange ideas. This time they jammed through the phone. It worked out, because Vito and Hannes know each other better than identical twins.

Planet Pink was recorded with producer Christoph Beyerlein at Sound and Groove studio, Nuremberg. Beyerlein is part of the J.B.O. family since 1994 and the fifth band member in the studio. Supervised by the observing ears of Beyerlein, the rest of the crew sorted and refined a lot of demo recordings for only one reason: in the end there will be just one planet glow in the brassiest colours. “It’s Planet Pink”!

Pre-Order the new J.B.O. album HERE!

Tracklist:

  1. Planet Pink
  2. Rockmusik Hat Mich Versaut
  3. Metal Was My First Love
  4. Immer Noch Am Leben
  5. Einhorn
  6. Expeditionen Ins Geistreich
  7. Klassiker!
  8. Nicht Doof
  9. Mi-Ma-Metal
  10. Glaub Mir Lieber Nicht
  11. Wir Kommen Alle In Die Hölle
  12. Volks-Prog

J.B.O. is:
Vito
C. (Vocals/Guitar)
HannesG.LaberHolzmann (Vocals/Guitar)
Ralph Bach (Bass)
Wolfram Kellner (Drums)

www.jbo.de

www.instagram.com/kickersofass

www.afm-records.de

Source: AFM Records

LONG LIVE J.B.O.

ALICE COOPER – Red Laminate Concert Review From Monsters of Rock Cruise Royal Theater, February 12, 2022 – By Tanis Enos

Posted in classic rock, concerts, Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

This year’s Monsters of Rock Cruise was captained by none other than Alice Cooper. Due to the size, the amount of guests on the cruise and the size of the room in which Alice would be performing, the cruise decided to split guests into two groups. The red group would see Alice perform on the 12th while the blue group would see him on the 13th. The red group’s show started at 7:30 PM and the crowd packed in quickly.

The stage was hidden by a beautiful curtain that would rise revealing a scaled down, yet still highly decorated, version of Alice’s normal stage set up. The crowd roared as the intro of “Feed My Frankenstein” began. Members of the band walked on stage and began to play. Right after the first strum all sound in the house vanished. Fans began pointing at their ears trying to let the band know we could not here them. The band finished the song and they all exited the stage, Alice leaving with noticeable anger.

Ryan Roxie informed a group of fans, who attended an unannounced Rock N’ Roll Parking Lot (on a boat), what had happened that night. According to Roxie, Alice was the first band to use the curtain on this cruise. As the curtain lifted it pulled the main cable to the PA system out completely. The crew worked hard and fast to figure out the issue and sound was restored within five minutes. Roxie also let fans know that because everyone on stage was wearing a monitor and could hear what they were playing, they did not realize what was going on. It was not until the second verse of the song that they noticed something was wrong. Roxie said they all looked out trying to find the devoted fans and did not understand why everyone was not singing along.

Once the technical difficulty was fixed the show continued without a single problem. Even though the stage and set up were smaller than normal, that did not stop Alice from pulling out all the stops. Props were used as normal including crutches, knives, and canes. During “Billion Dollar Babies” a giant baby paraded on stage meeting Alice’s minions who brought out a giant confetti cannon that shot gold, silver, and green pieces of confetti, as well as fake money with Alice’s face on it into the audience.

The fun continued all through the show as Alice and his gang of ghouls wowed the audience with their fine-tuned sound and silly stage antics. During “Teenage Frankenstein” Alice chased his band around the stage with arms stretched out in frontof him and knees locked like Frankenstein. It did not stop there. As Alice and his band walked back on stage for the famous encore of “School’s Out” one extra musician joined them. Taime Downe of Faster Pussycat came out to sing and enjoy the pleasure of popping many confetti filled balloons over the crowd with one of Alice’s knives.

Alice has been performing for over 50 years and at the ripe age of 74, is still performing with as much heart and soul as he did when he first began. His voice has not changed and everything you have heard about Alice Cooper you get times 10.

Tanis Enos

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) – Announces New Studio Album, “Universal” To Be Released On May 27th Via Atomic Fire Records

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Tina Korhonen)

There are few rock guitarists on this planet who’ve had such a lasting influence on so many renowned musicians as MICHAEL SCHENKER. With his outstandingly fluid style, inexhaustible wealth of ideas, and instinctive feel for hooks and melodies, MICHAEL SCHENKER is a living legend who, despite his longstanding and distinguished history, still impresses with his unflagging energy and drive.

The blond stringsman from Sarstedt, Germany began his international career in the early 1970s with the Scorpions, achieved worldwide fame after joining British rock group U.F.O., and then seamlessly continued his exceptional global success story under his own name, as well as with acts such as MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (otherwise known as MSG), Temple Of Rock, and MICHAEL SCHENKER Fest. SCHENKER and his career, which has spanned more than five decades, are absolute exceptions in the otherwise short-lived music industry.

Now his latest MSG album is about to be unleashed, scheduled for release on Atomic Fire Records on May 27th under the programmatic moniker of Universal. His latest offering will feature all the strengths of this exceptional musician: first-rate songs with anthemic melodies, catchy guitar riffs, and inspiring solos.

As we have come to expect from him, SCHENKER has once again enlisted a number of prestigious fellow musicians for the recording of his new studio production, among them, as main vocalist, Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, Vandenberg), who will also be MSG’s frontman on their upcoming tour, Michael Kiske (Helloween), and Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), keyboard player Steve Mann (Lionheart), drummers Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow), and Bodo Schopf (Eloy), as well as legendary bassists Bob Daisley (Black Sabbath), Barry Sparks (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dokken), and Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian, Zakk Wylde), with Tony Carey as a very special guest. But more about that later.

First, let’s talk about the basic parameters of the new recording: Like its predecessor Immortal (2021) and the MICHAEL SCHENKER Fest albums Resurrection (2018) and Revelation (2019), Universal was produced by MICHAEL SCHENKER and Michael Voss (Lessmann/Voss, Mad Max) at Voss’s Kidroom Studio, which has become something of a creative home-away-from-home for SCHENKER. “Michael Voss is happy to wait until I have worked out an idea and takes the time to really get to know the song, simultaneously developing ideas for the vocals,” SCHENKER describes of the fruitful collaboration which has one cog intermesh with the other. “Then we work out the drums, bass, and some keyboard parts together. He always has plenty of great ideas up his sleeve.” Compositional highlights abound on Universal, from the haunting opener “Emergency” and the subsequent “Under Attack” with its casually driving groove to “The Universe,” featuring an atmospheric duet by Ronnie Romero and Gary Barden, “Wrecking Ball,” performed as brilliantly as ever by Ralf Scheepers, and “London Calling” with its homage to the British capital’s musical spirit.

The rock anthem “A King Has Gone” and its intro “Calling Baal” both have a special significance: The track, sung by Helloween frontman Michael Kiske, is a tribute to the immortal Ronnie James Dio, in particular to his performance on the 1976 hard rock classic Rainbow Rising. For this reason, SCHENKER has brought together an original Rainbow rhythm section consisting of Bobby Rondinelli and Bob Daisley, additionally enlisting keyboardist Tony Carey, who also played on Rainbow Rising, for a terrific Moog synth intro – a direct reference to the iconic intro of the 1976 album opener “Tarot Woman.” The impressive result “Calling Baal / A King Has Gone” is already considered to be one of the most important and successful songs in SCHENKER’s career to date, both musically and lyrically.

In line with all these highlights, the spectacular MSG album cover designed by Zsofia Dankova (Powerwolf, among others) features SCHENKER in a futuristic spaceship, floating high up in orbit. The artwork is based on the guitarist’s own visions, “I had the original idea for the album cover a few years ago, but only now does it seem to fit perfectly. So, I sent some older sketches to my label Atomic Fire Records and based on this the final artwork and album title were created.”

No doubt about it: The title, artwork, and new songs suit MSG as perfectly as his characteristic Flying V suits MICHAEL SCHENKER! Stand by for more from MSG in the weeks to come.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.michaelSCHENKERhimself.com

http://www.twitter.com/atomicfirerec

LONG LIVE MICHAEL SCHENKER.

NO TIN GODZ – To Release New Album

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Heavy rockers NO TIN GODZ will release their self-titled EP on April 8, 2022.

The trio are a powerhouse of groove rhythms, soaring melodies and distortion. From “I Walk Alone” to “Hell Yeah” their energy never falters. Forging a full sound drawing influences from traditional metal such as BLACK SABBATH, to the heavy of ROB ZOMBIE, and melodic style of GHOST, NO TIN GODZ deliver a heavy modern twist with a rock ‘n’ roll edge.

The epic impact of the intro riff in “I Walk Alone” establishes the hard-hitting intensity NO TIN GODZ produce. Melodic commanding vocals and intricate guitar leads, along with rhythmic experimentation, show the clever manipulation of dynamics across the tracks which cultivate charismatic moods. “We Are Zombies” combines NO TIN GODZ energy with a darker atmosphere. While “Just Before Dawn” ventures into a greater focus of guitar riffs and licks, with a raw sentiment portrayed through the chorus.

NO TIN GODZ’s unyielding spirit storms through the album. Exposing all sides of the human condition with great enthusiasm, the new EP is a model of pure, high voltage heavy metal.

Watch the video for the album’s first single “I Walk Alone” here: https://youtu.be/OuXo3jimW-M

Line-up:
Lennis Hayes – Bass and Lead Vocals
Paul Kennedy – Drums and vocals
Mike Bartodziej – Guitar and Vocals

Links:
Website: https://www.notingodz.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoTinGodz
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/no_tin_godz/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsj8psWTmD-gv_n6zOMugNA

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE NO TIN GODZ.

JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE – TO Release New Album “HELL, CA.” On March 11th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Raised during the 80’s debauchery on the Sunset Strip and still going strong in 2022, JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE recently released their third single titled ‘Gonna Take You Higher’ on all digital platforms. ‘Gonna Take You Higher’ comes from the upcoming album HELL, CA. which is available to pre-order/add/save now and out on March 11, 2022, through Golden Robot Records.

Listen to ‘Gonna Take You Higher’ HERE

‘Gonna Take You Higher’ was preceded by two absolutely cracking singles ‘Wanna Be Somebody’ and ‘Soul Mama’ which both show Jizzy in fine form and gives a strong indication as to what to expect from Hell, CA.

HELL, CA. is a collection of 10 hard-hitting rock anthems, all with that distinctive Love/Hate style, with Jizzy Pearl’s trademark vocals taking the songs up and beyond and the heavy guitars doing the rest.

JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE has been a staple on the rock scene since their first record BLACK OUT IN THE RED ROOM earned them “Best Record of the Year 1990” from Kerrang! and Metal Hammer magazines.

Listen to ‘Soul Mama’ HERE

Listen to ‘Wanna Be Somebody’ HERE

Pre-order/add/save Hell, CA HERE

Listen/buy ‘Gonna Take you Higher’ HERE

ABOUT JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE:

LOVE/HATE has been a fixture on the Hollywood Sunset Strip since they released their debut album on Columbia Records BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM in 1990. BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM received much critical acclaim and was awarded “Best Record of the Year” from both Kerrang! and Metal Hammer magazines. The original LOVE/HATE released five records in the 1990’s and toured with such bands as Skid Row, Dio, Ozzy Osbourne & AC/DC.

Since that time, singer Jizzy Pearl has kept the band alive with his own version, JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE, and at the same time played, recorded and toured with such platinum artists as RATT, L.A. Guns, Steven Adler and currently Quiet Riot. Jizzy Pearl has released five solo records as well, including 2018’s Frontiers record ALL YOU NEED IS SOUL.

On-Line:
https://www.facebook.com/JizzyPearlsLoveHate/
https://www.facebook.com/goldenrobotrecords/

Source: Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE JIZZY PEARL.

CRYSTAL VIPER – Releases Lyric Video For KING DIAMOND Cover “Welcome Home”, Feat. Andy La Rocque

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Polish female fronted Heavy Metal act CRYSTAL VIPER published a lyric video for KING DIAMOND cover “Welcome Home”. The song was recorded with a special guest, guitarist of the KING DIAMOND band, Andy La Rocque, and was released as a bonus track on the latest CRYSTAL VIPER studio album “The Cult”.

THE VIDEO CAN BE SEEN HERE and below:

“I love KING DIAMOND, his songwriting had and still has a huge impact on me. He’s an amazing vocalist and performer. We’re also friends with Andy La Rocque, who actually co-produced one of our earlier albums” says CRYSTAL VIPER front woman, Marta Gabriel. “When we decided to record this cover, we thought it would be cool to invite him to join us, and he agreed, that’s a huge, huge honor! We received an amazing feedback, lot of fans seems to really like our version, so although it came out a few months ago, we decided to revisit it, and do this lyric video” she adds.

CRYSTAL VIPER recently also announced release of a special new “long-mini-album” entitled “The Last Axeman” (with a playing time of almost 40 minutes), which will come out on March 25, on Listenable Records. It will include 8 songs, out of which 7 will be exclusive and available on this release only. These include a remake of the early song “The Last Axeman”, brand new song “In The Haunted Chapel”, ARIA cover “Ulitsa Roz” and 4 songs recorded “live in studio” as part of the #RockOutSessions series. 8th song, which is a bonus track, is CRYSTAL VIPER’s version of the classic DIAMOND HEAD song, “It’s Electric”.

#RockOutSessions live in studio was also released on youtube on the Listenable channel – watch HERE . CRYSTAL VIPER are genuinely passionate about Heavy Metal and represent the Metal Nation!

“The Last Axeman” is set to be released on March 25th, 2022.

Tracklisting:
1 The Last Axeman 03:49
2 In The Haunted Chapel 04:21
3 Ulitsa Roz (ARIA cover) 05:49
4 It’s Electric (DIAMOND HEAD cover) 03:36
5 The Cult (RockOutSessions) 04:38
6 Asenath Waite (RockOutSessions) 04:45
7 Whispers From Beyond (RockOutSessions) 4:48
8 Flaring Madness (RockOutSessions) 05:04

Discography:
The Curse of Crystal Viper (Album – 2007)
Metal Nation ( Album – 2009)
Legends ( Album – 2010)
Crimen Excepta ( Album – 2012)
Possession ( Album – 2013)
Queen of the Witches ( Album – 2017)
Tales of Fire and Ice ( Album – 2019)
The Cult ( LISTENABLE Album – 2021)
The Last Axeman (LISTENABLE Album- 2022)

CRYSTAL VIPER:
Marta Gabriel – vocals, guitars
Andy Wave – guitars
Eric Juris – guitars
Blaze Grygiel – bass
Cederick Forsberg – drums

CRYSTAL VIPER online:
www.crystalviper.com

www.instagram.com/crystalviperofficial

Source: Listenable Records

LONG LIVE CRYSTAL VIPER.

Bruce Dickinson’s Spoken Word Tour “An Evening With Bruce Dickinson” – Review By Tanis Enos

Posted in celebrity news, classic rock, Heavy Metal, life, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Location: Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh NC.

Date: 1/23/2022

Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of the highly successful heavy metal band Iron Maiden, has taken to the road once again, but not in his usual way. Dickinson brought his spoken word tour to North America. From his days in boarding school and his time in Samson to joining Iron Maiden and his battle with cancer, Dickinson had more than enough stories to share with devoted fans.

The phrase “Spoken Word Tour” seriously undermines what actually goes on at one of these shows. From the second Dickinson walked out on stage he was bursting with energy. They would have been better off advertising this as Bruce Dickinson’s One Man Show. Dickinson was greeted by thunderous applause and a standing ovation as he entered the concert hall. He wasted no time in making the crowd laugh. He began his show where every good story starts…birth. To be more specific, how he did not want to be born, which he refers to as his first act against authority.

Dickinson quickly moved up the time line to his time in Oundle, an English public school, which to Americans is better known as a private school. Here Dickinson had his second brush with authority and was kicked out for peeing in the headmaster’s dinner, but not before falling in love with music. Believe it or not he did not always want to be a singer, but instead he wanted to sit behind the drum kit. Dickinson continued telling the story of his first band where he played the bongos. It was here however that he treated the audience to their first taste of his a-cappella singing. He belted out a quick rendition of the chorus to Let It Be by the Beatles, which happed to be the song that made him realize “maybe I should be a singer”.

He then went on to talking about his time in the band Samson. He brought the audience to tears describing the hysterically funny adventures he went on with the band; including his purchasing of a life size plastic goose for no reason other than he wanted to. Dickinson’s transition from stories of Samson to Iron Maiden was seamless. Fans roared with cheers as pictures of Iron Maiden flashed onto the screen. Those cheers became even louder as Dickinson began to talk about the ever so famous Rock in Rio.

While Dickinson did his best to keep things light hearted and funny there is no escaping the seriousness that is cancer. He explained what it was like for him to get chemo therapy and radiation. In the end he still had to make the audience laugh by making fun of his own beard, which he grew during his cancer treatment, and then how he lost pieces of it at the most inconvenient times. As Dickinson left the stage for intermission, they played The Writing on the Wall Music video on the big screen for fans to enjoy.

After intermission came the question and answer portion of the night. Before the show, fans were able to write a question to Dickinson and have the opportunity to have him answer it on stage. He brought a nice stack of them out on stage and began to answer different things about flying, accidents on stage with Iron Maiden, and other personal yet appropriate topics. If he did not want to answer a question he just threw it behind him. For the very last question he was asked to sing a bit of the song Tears of the Dragon. As he finished his last note he thanked the audience and left the stage once again being met with thunderous applause.

It is one thing reading about Dickinson’s show and seeing little videos from it, but it is a whole other world being there and experiencing it in person. You can feel the passion that Dickinson has for everything he does and he expressed it well with silly voices, funny faces, and one or two self deprecating jokes which makes him that much more relatable.

Tanis Enos

LONG LIVE BRUCE DICKINSON.

SPIRITS OF FIRE – Feat. Chris Caffery, Steve Di Giorgio, Mark Zonder And Fabio Lione – Unveil Title Track Of New Album “Embrace The Unknown”!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Heavy metallers SPIRITS OF FIRE – Feat. Chris Caffery, Steve Di Giorgio, Mark Zonder, and new vocalist Fabio Lione – have unveiled the title track of their upcoming album “Embrace The Unknown”, coming out February 18th on CD/LP/Digital, via Frontiers Music. (Please note, due to ongoing worldwide vinyl manufacturing delays, the LP release date is March 18, 2022.). Pre-order/save HERE: https://orcd.co/embrace

Stream ‘Embrace The Unknown’ here: https://youtu.be/mJRae8GJ-h4 and below:

Also stream and watch:
‘A Second Chance’ video – https://youtu.be/ARk15zw8QK0
‘Into The Mirror’ single – https://youtu.be/7UxJE2Okaf0

Heavy metal supergroup SPIRITS OF FIRE first formed in 2017, released their first single in late 2018, and unleashed their debut album in February 2019. Originally formed by Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death, etc.), Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, Warlord) and Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest), the band’s self-titled debut was met with fan and critical praise upon its release.

As it approaches two years since the release of their debut, Spirits of Fire are now set to return with a new album, ” Embrace The Unknown ” that sees renowned Italian metal vocalist Fabio Lione taking over frontman duties for the band. Production this time comes courtesy of Aldo Lonobile, whose recent work on releases by Archon Angel featuring Zak Stevens, Sweet Oblivion featuring Geoff Tate, and his own band, Secret Sphere, makes him the perfect fit for the band.

Once again, the band worked on a set of songs that were primarily put together by Caffery, with Lione and Lonobile adding their own touches to Caffery’s stellar songs. The final result sees a killer musical output that continues in the vein of “classic Priest meets Savatage” sound that the band has pursued since their formation.

With Caffery’s renowned guitar playing, the undeniable power of the rhythm section of Di Giorgio and Zonder, and the world class vocals of Lione, “Embrace The Unknown ” sees SPIRITS OF FIRE pushing their sonic stamp further and further. From the biting riffage of the charging opener “Embrace The Unknown”, the band is firing on all cylinders and prepared to appease the heavy metal gods.

SPIRITS OF FIRE are built to deliver classic in-your-face heavy metal and they have accomplished that goal on every level on “Embrace The Unknown”. From Lione’s soaring vocals, to Caffery’s guitar pyrotechnics, to the propulsive and crushing rhythms of Di Giorgio and Zonder, the performances are stellar from beginning to end. There is no shortage of memorable, metal hymns to raise your fist and bang your head to on this all killer, no filler metal journey.

“Embrace The Unknown” Tracklist:

  1. A Second Chance
  2. Resurrection
  3. Wildest Dreams
  4. Into The Mirror
  5. Embrace The Unknown
  6. My Confession
  7. Sea Of Change
  8. Shapes Of A Fragile Mind
  9. Hearts In The Sand
  10. House Of Pain
  11. Remember My Name
  12. Out In The Rain

LINE-UP:
Fabio Lione – Vocals
Christopher Caffery – Guitars
Steve Di Giorgio – Bass
Mark Zonder – Drums

More info at: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritsOfFireBand

Source: Split Screen Management

LONG LIVE SPIRITS OF FIRE.

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