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ROSS THE BOSS – New album “By Blood Sworn” Out On April 20th / World Tour Dates Announced!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 17, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

Guitarist Ross the Boss’ stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point – with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands of all-time, particularly both the Dictators and Manowar. And he continues to rock – as a member of the group DeathDealer, and also, as the leader of his own solo outfit, which has issued such stellar releases as ‘Hailstorm,’ ‘New Metal Leader’ and his latest offering, ‘By Blood Sworn’.

Joined by Marc Lopes on vocals and keys, Mike LePond on bass, and Lance Barnewold on drums for the sessions (Steve Bolognese will beat the skins on the album’s tour), ‘By Blood Sworn’ was produced by Dean Rispler, and will be released April 20th in Europe, via AFM Records.

“The main thing is that my band all live nearby me instead of in Germany,” explains Ross. “So, we were able to really work the tunes up. Mike LePond and I started going thru riffs and tunes in July, worked up the tunes, and started forming them. It was a very satisfying process.”

And as evidenced by such standout tracks as title track, “Among the Bones,” “Devil’s Day,” and a re-do of Manowar’s “Hail and Kill,” ‘By Blood Sworn’ is certainly as hard-hitting and heavy as Ross’ previous classics. “Actually, I know what direction the songwriting should go, and we go. As for my guitar playing, whatever the song needs, the songs get! The record is more old school, but with a fresh attack – the songs are not repetitive, and this record is also not a ‘drum machine recording’ like most these days.” Also featured is extremely eye-catching album cover artwork. “Marc and I had this concept for the cover art by Stan W. Decker. It was a knight kneeling after battle – holding his mighty sword and my eagle behind him.”

Pre-order “By Blood Sworn” here (CD, Digipak, Vinyls):
https://shop.afm-records.de/ross-the-boss/

“By Blood Sworn” – Track Listing:

01. By Blood Sworn
02. Among the Bones
03. This is Vengeance
04. We Are the Night
05. Faith of the Fallen
06. Devil’s Day
07. Lilith
08. Play Among the Godz
09. Circle of Damnation
10. Fistful of Hate

Bonus tracks on Digipak:
11. Each Dawn I Die
12. The Oath
13. Hail And Kill

BY BLOOD WE TOUR WORLDWIDE 2018

3/07 – SELLERSVILLE – PA – SELLERSVILLE THEATER
3/08 – MANCHESTER – NH – JEWEL MUSIC VENUE
3/09 – BROOKLYN – NY – SAINT VITUS
3/10 – POUGHKEEPSIE – NY – THE CHANCE
3/11 – PATCHOGUE – NY – STEREO GARDEN
3/14 – QUEBEC – QU – L’ANTI
3/15 – MONTREAL – QU – KATACOMBES
3/16 – TORONTO – ON – ROCKPILE
3/18 – DETROIT – MI – TOKEN LOUNGE
3/22 – INDIANAPOLIS – IN – BLACK CIRCLE BREWERY
3/23 – CHICAGO – IL – REGGIES
3/24 – DARIEN – IL – Q CLUB
4/15-17 – MALLORCA – ES/ MARSEILLE – FR FULL METAL CRUISE 6
4/18 – MANNHEIM – DE – MS CONNEXION COMPLEX
4/19 – BREDA – NL – MEZZ
4/20 – LEIBERTINGEN-KREENHEINSTETTEN – DE – BURGERHAUS
4/21 – ZUG – CH – CHOLLERHALLE
4/22 – BRESCIA – IT – CIRCOLO COLONY
4/26 – SYDNEY – AU – THE STAG
4/27 – ADELAIDE – AU – FOWLERS LIVE
4/28 – MELBOURNE – AU – THE CROXON
4/29 – BRISBANE – AU – WOLLY MAMMOTH
7/06 – BARCELONA – ES – ROCKFEST
8/10 – KORTRIJK – BE – ALCATRAZ METAL FEST
8/11 – VILLENA – ES – LEYENDAS DEL ROCK
8/12 – VAGOS – PT – VAGOS METAL FEST
8/15 – DINKELSBUHL – DE – SUMMER BREEZE
9/05 – ATLANTA – GA – PROGPOWER XIX – THE LOFT
10/15 – CALA BARCA – ES – FULL METAL HOLIDAY

MORE TBA.

Source:

https://www.afm-records.de/en/

LONG LIVE ROSS THE BOSS.

STONE.

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DIRKSCHNEIDER – “Back To The Roots Part II” North America 2018 Tour – Begins In NYC On February 23rd!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 16, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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DIRKSCHNEIDER is about to rock the U.S. and Canada with support from Elm Street!

Head over to www.enterthevault.com/artist.php?id=910 for tickets and VIP possibilities!

Head over to www.udo-online.com for all dates and ticket links!

LONG LIVE DIRKSCHNEIDER.

UDO IS A METAL ICON.

STONE.

WITHERFALL – Sign With Continental Concerts USA

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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After a very successful live debut on 70000tons of Metal earlier this month, Witherfall is very pleased to announce our signing with Continental Concerts USA for the North & South American territories. We have already begun the early stages of bringing Witherfall to a city near you for Fall of 2018. Continental is a tremendous name in the industry and we want to thank our new partner Daniel DeFonce for his hard work. Stay tuned at http://www.witherfall.com and we will see you on the road!

https://www.continental-concerts.us/witherfall

WITHERFALL:

Joseph Michael – Vocals/Keyboards

Jake Dreyer –  Guitars

Anthony Crawford – Bass

Steve Bolognese – Drums

Fili Bibiano – Guitar

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LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

STONE.

WEST OF HELL – Official Management Of This Canadian Heavy Metal Band Announced: IMPERATIVE MUSIC AGENCY

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 13, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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IMPERATIVE MUSIC AGENCY proudly announces a special agreement as Official Management of the Canadian Heavy Metal Band WEST OF HELL.

WEST OF HELL has recorded their new album at the ARMOURY STUDIOS (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, NICKELBACK, KISS, STONE SOUR, AC/DC) in Vancouver Canada; they are a focused juggernaut redefining the genre.

Musically, their new songs feature unique time signatures and unconventional arrangements leaning toward the epic, each and every note, guitar shred, wail, lyrical phrase and crushing thunder from the rhythm section is delivered with technical prowess, passion and polish. In the tradition of British invasion Metal from days past, some songs continue on for longer than 7 minutes, holding the listener in its grasp from beginning to end.

WEST OF HELL seamlessly incorporates elements of Thrash, Death, Tech melodic, aggressive, progressive, and timeless classic Heavy Metal. Blackened themes addressing the human condition dominate the lyrical content. WEST OF HELL’s new album unifies the genre!

WEST OF HELL will be presented on the new Imperative Music Compilation alongside Death, Cradle of Filth, Destruction, Hammerfall, etc.

More details about New Album, New Video Clips and Tour soon.

Keep an open eye to see WEST OF HELL in your country.

FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/WestofHell/

LONG LIVE WEST OF HELL.

STONE.

Indian Giants DEMONIC RESURRECTION Announce UK Shows And Reveal New Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 10, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Indian Death Metal legends have announced a UK tour and have already confirmed two festival appearances. The band had this to say about it:

“We are stoked to return to the UK once again and we couldn’t have asked for a better festival to be a part of. We get to play alongside some of the artists that have inspired us over the years like Abbath, Rotting Christ and many more incredible artists.”

The second festival appearance is at Eradication Festival 2018 where the leading band will be playing alongside bands such as Extreme Noise Terror, Hecate Enthroned, Wombbath, Warlord UK and others. RSVP HERE.

The band also released a brand new video of their song Krishna – The Cowherd AT THIS LINK or watch below:

* For more band info:

Official Demonic Resurrection Bandcamp

Official Demonic Resurrection Facebook

Official Demonic Resurrection YouTube Channel

LONG LIVE DEMONIC RESURRECTION.

STONE.

ROCK USA – July 12th thru 14th, 2018 In Oshkosh, Wisconsin- Info You Need!

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From ROCK USA facebook:

Scheduled for July 12-14, 2018Rock USA, the festival, sister event to Country USA at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will open its gates to one of the nation’s biggest annual rock events.

Now in its 8th year, ROCK USA has grown into one of the most anticipated rock festivals in the U.S. With three stages, over 40 artists, unique food and beverage experiences, and unforgettable camping, ROCK USA is a music festival that fans can’t miss!

For more info, click here: rockusaoshkosh.com

LONG LIVE ROCK USA.

STONE.

STRYPER TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM, “GOD DAMN EVIL,” APRIL 20TH

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From: Nashville Publicity Group:

Friday, February 9, 2018 — Iconic rock band STRYPER will celebrate their 35th anniversary with the upcoming release of their 10th studio album, God Damn Evil, due April 20, 2018 from Frontiers Music SRL. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, the band returns with their most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal sound that earned them a worldwide fan base.

God Damn Evil is available now for pre-order at all major retailers including Amazon and iTunes. Limited edition pre-order offers are also available (see below).

Fans were initially introduced to the new album title and cover art via a social media post on February 5th, which quickly went viral causing a significant amount of conversation from STRYPER fans.

“We thought long and hard about this title,” says Michael in response to thousands of fan comments. “It was actually considered quite a few years ago and it just didn’t feel like the right time. Now, with all the evil in the world that we see around us on a daily basis, it made perfect sense. It’s a very bold statement yet a prayer asking God to damn/condemn evil. Nothing more, nothing less.”

God Damn Evil is the first release since the recent addition of bass player Perry Richardson, who joins original members Michael Sweet (vocals and guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar). Perry is best known as a founding member of the multi-platinum band Firehouse.

STRYPER fans are getting their first look into the upcoming album with today’s release of the epic lyric video for the song, “Take It To The Cross.” View the Lyric video here: https://youtu.be/OWvdLnP8m3I or below:

“’Take It To The Cross’ is our answer to many fans asking us to do something a little heavier and even bordering on thrash,” says Michael. “The verses are heavy with a vocal and lyric delivery that’s bold and relevant yet the chorus kicks in with a fast, thrashy vibe. We brought in Matt Blanchard (Act of Defiance / Shadows Fall) to handle the vocal growl on the choruses and the end vamp. This song is 100% high octane.”

“Take It To The Cross” can be streamed at Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc. Those links available HERE: http://radi.al/GodDamnEvil.

Rocking since 1984, STRYPER is responsible for such classic ’80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, STRYPER is the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990’s, STRYPER returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.

God Damn Evil is the follow-up to STRYPER’s ninth studio album, Fallen (Frontiers Music SRL), which released in 2015 and debuted at the top of the Billboard charts. 2016’s 30th Anniversary To Hell With The Devil Tour saw record crowds and featured the band’s largest sound and lighting production in nearly two decades.

STRYPER will return to the road this year, kicking off the God Damn Evil World Tour at the at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy on April 28th. Tour dates will be posted as confirmed at http://www.stryper.com/Tour/tour.html.

“We all see and hear the darkness that surrounds us in our society but with faith and love, we’ll always have hope,” says Michael. “That’s what STRYPER is all about – powerful music and a message that builds foundations, not walls. We couldn’t be more excited about God Damn Evil as it showcases our undying love for what we do and why we do it.

Track Listing for God Damn Evil:
1. Take It To The Cross
2. Sorry
3. Lost
4. God Damn Evil
5. You Don’t Even Know Me
6. The Valley
7. Sea Of Thieves
8. Beautiful
9. Can’t Live Without Your Love
10. Own Up
11. The Devil Doesn’t Live Here

Pre-order HERE: https://stores.portmerch.com/stryper/

For more information, visit http://www.stryper.com.

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

STONE.

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