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DRAGONFORCE – To Kick Off North American Headlining Tour This Week

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

International extreme power metal unit DRAGONFORCE will kick off their anticipated North American headlining tour this week. The trek will commence on October 1st in Tucson, Arizona and conclude October 12th in Ventura, California. Support will be provided by Dance With The Dead and Starkill. The following day, the band will set sail as part of the first annual Megacruise. See all confirmed dates below.

DRAGONFORCE w/ Dance With The Dead, Starkill:

10/01/2019 Encore – Tucson, AZ
10/02/2019 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
10/03/2019 Vinyl @ Hard Rock – Las Vegas, NV
10/04/2019 Strummers – Fresno, CA
10/05/2019 Cargo – Reno, NV
10/06/2019 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
10/07/2019 The Red Room – Vancouver, BC
10/08/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/11/2019 August Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/12/2019 Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
10/13/2019 Megacruise – Los Angeles, CA* DRAGONFORCE only

DRAGONFORCE is touring in support of their eighth full-length, Extreme Power Metal, released worldwide on September 27th via Metal Blade Records. Produced in Los Angeles, California by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, Extreme Power Metal was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman Li’s livestream channel on Twitch (twitch.tv/hermanli) with participation from fans. To preview the record, and to view the band’s recently-released video for “Razorblade Meltdown” visit metalblade.com/dragonforce.

DragonForce – Razorblade Meltdown (New Official Video)

The Grammy-nominated extreme power metal group is based in London, England. Their platinum-selling record, Through The Fire And Flames, brought them international acclaim and was featured as the most-challenging song on Guitar Hero III. Their energetic and humorous live performances have won them fans on every continent.

The group is known for their long, complex, and fast guitar solos performed by Herman Li and Sam Totman, who founded the band after meeting through a classified ad in 1999. Since then, the band has released seven studio albums, including Valley Of The Damned (2003), Sonic Firestorm (2004), Inhuman Rampage (2006), Ultra Beatdown (2008), The Power Within (2012), Maximum Overload (2014), and Reaching Into Infinity (2017). 2019 brings the next chapter in DRAGONFORCE history: Extreme Power Metal!

Regarding Extreme Power Metal, Li says, “This album again combines the best of DRAGONFORCE in an even bigger, more epic way than we have ever done before. We are so excited for fans to hear it!” The keyboards of the new album were performed by Coen Janssen of symphonic metal titan Epica, adding a new dimension to the album. Notes Totman, “We worked really closely with Coen on this new album. We are so happy with what he has brought into this new album. Every fan will be so happy to hear his majestic playing!”

Drawing from a wide range of influences, the band’s sound combines the sing-a-long choruses of classic ’80s rock with triumphant, uplifting melodies and fantasy-themed power-metal-inspired lyrics. As a nod to their passion for all things video-game related, the band frequently incorporates retro game sounds and melodies into their recordings and live shows.

Following the release of Extreme Power Metal, DRAGONFORCE will begin their world tour in support of it. Li promises, “In this age, where our music is easily accessible, I am not going to waste time trying to describe the sound of our new album. I’ll let the music do the talking! However, what I can tell you is, our upcoming tour will be our biggest in a decade. We have a massive epic production and a really special surprise for VIPs. We can’t wait to see everyone out on the road!”

More DRAGONFORCE:

http://facebook.com/dragonforce

http://instagram.com/dragonforcehq

http://youtube.com/dragonforce

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DRAGONFORCE.

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Finnish Melodic Metal Band PHOENIX TITAN Released Their Debut Album ‘AVATAR OF FIRE’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 30, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

PRESS RELEASE

September 30th 2019

Finnish melodic metal group PHOENIX TITAN have released their powerful debut album AVATAR OF FIRE. The album is available as CD and listenable on online streaming services.

Listen to the album:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2m8HmLo

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/111607272

Apple Music: https://apple.co/2mh4YxE

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2mglOwA

Phoenix Titan is a five-piece group from Finland playing tight melodic metal. The history of the band began 2014 and all the band members have around 20 years experience of recording and playing live on several different bands.

The debut album ”Avatar of Fire” is released on September 27th 2019 via Inverse Records. The recording of the album began on summer 2017 and the final studio tracks were recorded early 2019. The album is recorded and produced by Aksu Hanttu (S-Tool, Tuoni, Entwine) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers. Common denominator on all of the album tracks is catchy riffs and melodies combined to fierce energy.

Phoenix Titan – Avatar Of Fire – Track List:

  1. Torment Of Vanity
  2. Metal Shark
  3. Accused
  4. Ride For Vengeance
  5. Will I Ever Find My Peace?
  6. Napalm Phoenix
  7. (In)Sanity
  8. The Game
  9. Chosen One

Line-up:

Harri Ahola – vocals

Santtu Rautiainen – guitar

Topi Vuorela – guitar

Tatu Rautiainen – drums

Juhana ”Jusa” Ovaska – Bass

Band comments on the recording process:

“We wanted to put effort to the quality of the recording on every production phase. Even as it took a lot more time, nerves and bad humor than we expected. The professional work can be seen and heard on the record. We are really satisfied with the album and we are looking forward the live shows to come.”

More PHOENIX TITAN:

https://www.facebook.com/phoenixtitanband/

https://www.instagram.com/phoenixtitanband/

Source: Inverse Music Group

LONG LIVE PHOENIX TITAN.

STONE.

W.A.S.P. – Performing At KNOTFEST In Bogota, Colombia On December 6th, 2019

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From the W.A.S.P. facebook:

W.A.S.P. is happy to announce their participation in the upcoming KnotFest Festival in Bogota, Colombia, on December 6th 2019.
We look forward to seeing you there!!

Festival info: https://knotfestcolombia.com/

For more W.A.S.P. – W.A.S.P. Nation (Official)

LONG LIVE W.A.S.P.

LONG LIVE KNOTFEST.

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DANGER DANGER Returns To Japan!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Danger Danger - Japan Tour 2019 - tour flyer - #33MO33ILDGSO

DANGER DANGER – 30th Anniversary JAPAN TOUR 2019

2019/12/10 Tokyo – Shibuya @ CLUB QUATTRO
2019/12/12 Osaka – Umeda @ CLUB QUATTRO

DANGER DANGER 新規公演決定!】 デビュー・アルバム『デンジャー・デンジャー』の30周年を記念したDANGER DANGERのジャパン・ツアーが決定!

Ticket info: https://www.creativeman.co.jp/event/danger-danger19/

Source: Danger Danger

LONG LIVE DANGER DANGER.

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PRETTY BOY FLOYD – 2 Shows Coming Up This November In California

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

UPCOMING 2019 SHOWS:
Tarzana CA 11/1 @ Peties Place
Sacramento CA 11/9 @ The Boardwalk

For booking: Contact Artist Worldwide (213) 368-2112

More info: Pretty Boy Floyd

LONG LIVE PRETTY BOY FLOYD.

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Hungarian Melodic Death Metal Assault Squad SYMMETRY OF THE VOID Releases New Single

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, world news with tags , , , , , on September 21, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Inverse Records - Press Release - promo banner - 2016 - #MO99ILMF3

Symmetry Of The Void - band promo pic - 2019 - #MO333ILG

Produced by the Finnish mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen

Hungarian melodic death metal assault squad SYMMETRY OF THE VOID has reached to 2nd single in the collaboration with Finnish metal mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen (Wolfheart, Before the Dawn, Dawn of Solace etc.).

Watch ‘THE UNWORTHY’ on Youtube or below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj4dMkXp7gE

SYMMETRY OF THE VOID and Saukkonen started working together earlier this spring and before summer 1st single and video ‘DIVINE SERENITY’ was released and now it is time to bombard the metal scene with 2nd single ‘THE UNWORTHY’.

Listen to ‘THE UNWORTHY’ on Spotify:

https://spoti.fi/2lTiLd6

Line-Up:

Borisz Sarafutgyinov – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Tibor Szokán – Guitar
Zsolt Harsányi – Bass
Bence Gyurkó – Drums
Zsolt Lédeczi – Lead Vocals

Band Links:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/symmetryofthevoid/

INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/symmetryofthevoid

LONG LIVE SYMMETRY OF THE VOID.

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CONNECTICUT METAL COALITION – Releases Inaugural Comp Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 20, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

The newly minted Connecticut Metal Coalition has released its first compilation, aptly titled Connecticut Metal Coalition Volume One.  Organizer Ryan Early told Alternative Control, “The CMC is intended to be an ever-evolving group of both established and up-and-coming local musicians with the common goal of promoting and advancing our scene as a whole entity. […]  The compilation is mostly just a vehicle that we can use the promote the scene to newcomers. It’s certainly not an unheard-of idea, but the goal was to put together an eclectic collection of songs from CT indie bands across all genres of metal.”

Featured Artists:
Dread These Days
Murder Monday
Iblissian
Owl Maker
Piercing Immortality
Apostasy
Continuum
Enemy of Reason
Glass Divide
Condition Zero
Archaic Decapitator
The Shape
She Walks Without Legs
Cyperna
Physics of Demise

CMC Volume One is available for free streaming and download on bandcamp: https://ctmetalcoalition.bandcamp.com/

A limited number of CD copies are available through the participating bands.

Read Early’s full interview on Alternative Control here: http://www.alternativecontrolct.com/music/ct-metal-coalition/#.XYK4QChKhPY

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE CONNECTICUT METAL.

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NEBULAE – Italian Metallers Reveal Details Of New Album “Pulse”!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Italian metallers NEBULAE are ready to reveal details of what will be the band’s second full-length studio album. Titled “Pulse”, the nine-track album is set for release on the 18th October via Time To Kill Records.

Groove is clearly evident in the band’s style which however includes references to several metal genres, old and new. The album with its varied and intensively composed songs will surely appeal to fans of Gojira, Tesseract, Deftones, Jinjer and Klone.

“The new album has a mission: to make peace understood through a specific mantra ‘Listen. Understand. React.’ The title ‘Pulse’ – Impulse is the basis of all that animates us, of everything that makes us resist to events. It is the primary push to improve and evolve. The sequence of tracks into the album examines the unfolding over time of human experiences that lead the human being to evolve and fight, marked by everything he has faced and is still preparing to face”.

The record’s first single, “Removal”, is now streaming HERE and below:

“Pulse” – Track List:

  1. Trapped
  2. Dawning
  3. Removal
  4. Bend Down
  5. Poors
  6. Bite
  7. Smother
  8. Control
  9. Dust

Album pre-orders are available here.

Line-up:

Miriam Granatello – Vocals
Eduardo Mazza – Guitar
Antonio Masciandaro – Bass
Alfonso Mocerino – Drums

NEBULAE:

https://www.facebook.com/nebulaeofficial/
https://nebulaeofficial.bandcamp.com/

Time To Kill Records:

https://www.facebook.com/timetokillrecords/
http://www.timetokill-records.com/

Source:

LONG LIVE NEBULAE.

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RED DEATH – Announce New Album ‘Sickness Divine’

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Washington DC Crossover Thrashers RED DEATH are proud to announce their upcoming third studio album and Century Media Records debut “Sickness Divine” for a worldwide release on November 29th, 2019.

RED DEATH checked in with the following comment about “Sickness Divine”: “ This is the record we all wanted to collectively make and we feel good about what we did. Whatever aspects we liked from our past material have been fine tuned and amplified. Any new ideas we wanted to bring to the table fit perfectly and now has opened the door for future material. We wanted to create something unique for our time. A crossover record but one that fully establishes RED DEATH as just RED DEATH and nothing more. A fine balance between what we’ve done and what we needed to do. We started recording with Arthur Rizk in Philadelphia, PA around late May and finished up early August. We are gearing up to tour Europe with the CRO-MAGS as well as preparing ourselves for 2020 and beyond. We are beyond excited and can not wait to share what we’ve created with everyone!”

Look out for the launch of the album’s first single as well as the album’s pre-order starts to happen on September 27th, 2019.

Once more produced by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Sacred Reich) and with cover art – to be seen above – by Timbul Cahoyno (The Black Dahlia Murder, Nocturnus A.D.), “Sickness Divine” is a sledgehammer-to-the-skull riff-ride across its 10 annihilating tracks. Here is the standard track-listing for the release:

Red Death – Sickness Divine:
1. Sickness Divine
2. Face The Pain
3. Sword Without A Sheath
4. The Anvil’s Ring
5. Sheep May Unsafely Graze
6. Path Of Discipline
7. (Refuse To Be) Bound By Chains
8. Dreadful Perception
9. Ravage
10. Exhalation Of Decay

RED DEATH line-up:
(From left to right – Photo by Angela Owens)
Chad Troncale – vocals, bass
Ace Mendoza – guitar
Will Wagstaff – guitar
Connor Donegan – drums

RED DEATH online:
www.facebook.com/REDDEATHDC
www.instagram.com/reddeathdc/

Source: Century Media Records

LONG LIVE RED DEATH.

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REVOCATION – North American Co-Headlining Tour With VOIVOD To Commence This Week; Band To Play Latest Album, The Outer Ones, In Its Entirety

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

[photo by Jeremy Saffer]

REVOCATION will kick off their North American co-headlining tour with Voivod this week with support provided by Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, and Conjurer. The journey which will see the band play their latest album, The Outer Ones, in its smoldering entirety, runs from September 12th through October 12th and includes a performance at this year’s edition of Rock ‘N’ Shock in Worcester, Massachusetts with Eluveitie and Korpiklaani; as well as four special shows with Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Sick Of It All, and Take Offense. See all confirmed dates below.

REVOCATION w/ Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, Conjurer: 
9/12/2019 La Source – Quebec City, QC
9/13/2019 Corona – Montreal, QC
w/ Voivod, Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, Conjurer: 
9/14/2019 Opera House – Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/15/2019 The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
9/16/2019 Metro – Chicago, IL
9/17/2019 Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
9/18/2019 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
9/20/2019 Starlite – Edmonton, AB
9/21/2019 Dickens – Calgary, AB
9/23/2019 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
9/24/2019 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
9/25/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/27/2019 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA
9/28/2019 El Rey – Los Angeles, CA
9/29/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/30/2019 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
10/01/2019 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
10/03/2019 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX **
10/04/2019 Mohawk – Austin, TX **
10/05/2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX **
10/06/2019 Parish @ House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/07/2019 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA **
10/09/2019 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/10/2019 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
10/11/2019 Rock ‘N’ Shock Festival @ Palladium, Worcester, MA #
10/12/2019 Brooklyn Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY
** Plus Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Sick Of It All, Take Offense
# Plus Eluveitie, Korpiklaani

REVOCATION continues to tour in support of their latest full-length, The Outer Ones, released last September via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Queensrÿche, Whitechapel, etc.), The Outer Ones finds REVOCATION pushing both the death metal and progressive elements of their signature sound harder than ever. “I knew that I wanted to go in a darker direction, and this is our most death metal album to date,” states vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson. “Sometimes when death metal bands go down the prog route, they lose some of that edge, but we wanted to keep the aggression at the forefront of what we do while still pushing our boundaries.”

To preview and purchase The Outer Ones,  go to: metalblade.com/revocation.

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE REVOCATION.

LONG LIVE VOIVOD.

STONE.

GOATWHORE – To Kick Off Tour With RINGWORM This Week; Band To Play Psycho Las Vegas Friday

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on August 13, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

[Photo by Peter Beste]

GOATWHORE will return to the road this week for a short run of live dates with Cleveland metallic hardcore veterans Ringworm. Set to commence August 13th in Lubbock, Texas, the band’s latest stretch of shows – which includes an appearance at this year’s edition of Psycho Las Vegas with Electric Wizard, High On Fire, En Minor, Bad Religion, and more – will wind its way through ten cities upon its conclusion August 25th in Wichita, Kansas. Additionally, GOATWHORE will appear at VanFest 2019 in Lafayette, Louisiana September 28th and Brash Brewing Company’s fourth anniversary show in Houston, Texas October 5th with more shows to be announced in the coming weeks. See all confirmed dates below.

GOATWHORE w/ Ringworm:

8/13/2019 Jake’s Sports Cafe & Backroom – Lubbock, TX
8/14/2019 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/15/2019 The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
8/16/2019 Psycho Las Vegas @ Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino – Las Vegas, NV [tickets] * No Ringworm
8/19/2019 Paris Theatre – Portland, OR
8/20/2019 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
8/21/2019 The Pin – Spokane, WA
8/23/2019 Ernie November – Cheyenne, WY
8/24/2019 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
8/25/2019 Rock Island Live – Wichita, KS
End Tour

9/28/2019 VanFest 2019 @ The Freetown Boom Boom Room – Lafayette, LA
10/05/2019 Brash Brewing Company – Houston, TX w/ Necrofier, Merkava, Moths

GOATWHORE is currently penning the follow-up to their unanimously acclaimed Vengeful Ascension full-length. Released in 2017 via Metal Blade Records. Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome, Wolvhammer, Nocturnus AD) and serves as the band’s highest charting album to date earning the #4 position on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart, #6 on the Hard Rock Sales Chart, #11 on the Independent Chart, #16 on the Hard Rock Chart, #18 on the Rock Sales Chart, #49 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, and #59 on the Top 200 Chart upon its first week of release.

For more info on GOATWHORE:

http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666

http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE GOATWHORE.

LONG LIVE RINGWORM.

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SKANNERS – To Play Metal For Emergency Festival!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 18, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Italian Legendary Heavy Metallers SKANNERS are confirmed for Metal for Emergency Festival, taking place on August 4th in Bergamo, Italy! Free entrance. The festival will be headlined by ANTHRAX. Get more information here: http://www.metalforemergency.it

SKANNERS released their new album “Temptation” on April 26th in Europe via Self Distribuzione Milano and CODE 7 /Plastic Head UK for ALPHA OMEGA Records! The album is available for streaming and orders at:

Bandcamp: https://skanners.bandcamp.com/releases

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2No1bt9aP1PD9tsK0cNBY8?si=0_apHhgLT–sBySDNQa67g

Just recently SKANNERS unleashed a new video for the song “In Flammen 666”, taken from the band’s new album “Temptation”! Watch “In Flammen 666” video here:

Click here for the SKANNERS YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/W6S2p2JgtlM

Next SKANNERS shows:

July 11th-13th – In Flammen Open Air – Germany

August 4th – Metal For Evergecy Festival – Italy

More dates TBA.

Bolzano, Italy based heavy metal legends SKANNERS were formed in 1982. In 1986 they released the debut LP “Dirty Armada”, in Germany the band won widespread public approval and critical acclaim, becoming pioneers in the New Wave of Italian heavy metal. SKANNERS have shared stages with legends as DEEP PURPLE, IN FLAMES, SAVAGE, DARK FUNERAL, VADER, METAL CHURCH, GIRLSCHOOL, MOTORHEAD, HALLOWEEN, SAXON, MANOWAR, DIO, TWISTED SISTER and many others. SKANNERS’ latest, eighth album (CD/DVD) “Eins Zwei Drei Metal Party Live” came out in 2015 (dedicated to their former guitarist and founding member, Max Quinzio, who died in February of 2014). The band’s new album “Temptation” has been released in Europe on April 26th via Self Distribuzione Milano and CODE 7 /Plastic Head UK for ALPHA OMEGA Records!

More information at:

BAND: https://www.facebook.com/Skanners-319842227237 | http://www.skanners.it

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE SKANNERS.

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IRON MAIDEN – Announces Final Shows For The Legacy Of The Beast Tour 2019

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 15, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

IRON MAIDEN – The final shows of the Legacy Of The Beast Tour 2019 have been announced!

BRAZIL:
Sao Paulo – Oct 6th
Porto Alegre – Oct 9th

General sale – 29th May
Fan Club pre-sale – 24th May

Source: Iron Maiden

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

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THE CONVALESCENCE – Begins Tour On Friday, May 17th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 13, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Tour starts this Friday!! Make sure you get your tickets in advance at http://tconband.com/tour-dates/

5.17 – Lima, OH @ Groamy’s
5.18 – Hamtramck, MI @ The New Dodge Lounge
5.19 – Chicago, IL @ Live Wire Lounge
5.20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
5.21 – Duluth, MN @ The Red Herring Lounge
5.22 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Big’s Bar
5.23 – Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway
5.25 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma w/Korn
5.26 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma w/Disturbed
5.27 – St.Louis, MO @ Fubar
5.28 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
5.29 – Bloomington, IL @ Nightshop
5.30 – Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
5.31 – Akron, OH @ Empire Concert Club
6.01 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Papa Pete’s w/Filth
6.02 – New Haven, IN @ Carl’s Tavern
6.04 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost w/Oceano, AngelMaker
6.05 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room w/Oceano, Angelmaker

Source: The Convalescence

LONG LIVE THE CONVALESCENCE.

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HELL BENT – Sign To Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; “Apocalyptic Lamentations” Set For Release On June 14th; Band To Appear Live At Maryland Deathfest

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on May 8, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Providence, Rhode Island’s thrashing Crossover D-Beat street metal maniacs HELL BENT and are set to release their debut album entitled Apocalyptic Lamentations June 14th on CD and Digital formats.

HELL BENT formed in 2015 consisting of current/past members of Dropdead, Ulcer, Paindriver, Straight to Hell, Neon Bitches and Hard Drug. The band performs an intense concoction of Crossover Thrash, Hardcore, D-Beat and Street Metal. Following up on their acclaimed self-titled EP from 2018, Apocalyptic Lamentations showcases more varied songwriting, bigger production and even more intensity than ever before.

The band has launched the premiere of album track “Welcome to the Dirt.” Check it out at youtu.be/kwDbx07GzHk or below:

HELL BENT take their name from legendary Speed/Thrash act Znöwhite, and pay homage by performing cover versions of “Sledgehammer” and “Hell Bent” on this album. Apocalyptic Lamentations was recorded at Black Heart Sound, mastered at Mammoth Sound Mastering and features the amazing artwork of the legendary Drew Elliott. For fans of Aura Noir, Blood Feast, Cryptic Slaughter, D.R.I., English Dogs, Impaled Nazarene, Possessed, Sacrifice, Sodom, Terrorizer, Wolfpack and Znöwhite

Catch HELL BENT live at Maryland Deathfest XVII, Sunday May 26th at Soundstage in Baltimore Maryland!

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Welcome To The Dirt
  2. Oppression, Enslavement, Coersion
  3. Ichthyosis
  4. Pandemic
  5. Cerberus Unbound
  6. The Season Begins
  7. Prey For War
  8. The Scythian Horde
  9. Sledgehammer / Hell Bent (Znöwhite covers)

Pre-order info:

CD (limited to 100 copies) and digital download:

hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/apocalyptic-lamentations

T-Shirt:

hpgd.bandcamp.com/merch/hell-bent-apocalyptic-lamentations-t-shirt

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions:

www.horrorpaingoredeath.com

hpgd.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE HELL BENT.

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PALE MARE – Announce Canadian Tour

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 13, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Toronto heavy metallers Pale Mare are excited to announce a nine-stop Canadian tour this May, following a late April performance in their home city.  Catch Pale Mare on the following dates:

  • April 19 – Toronto, ON @ Coalition
  • May 9 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Murdoch
  • May 10 – Montreal, QC @ L’Escogriffe
  • May 11 – Quebec City @ Scanner Bistro
  • May 14 – Charlettown, PEI @ Babas
  • May 15 – Halifax, NS @ RadStorm (AA show)
  • May 16 – Sydney, NS @ Governors Pub
  • May 17 –  St John, NB @ The Panic Room
  • May 18 – Halifax, NS @ Gus’s Pub
  • May 19 – Fredericton NB @ The Capital

About Pale Mare
Pale Mare is a Toronto-based heavy metal band, born out of the desire to play music that is loud, aggressive, and full of thick groovy riffs.  The band released their self-titled EP in November of 2017 through Medusa Crush Records and was met with high praise from the likes of Metal Hammer, Exclaim!, and many more.

Having provided local support for Eyehategod, Corrosion of Conformity, Windhand, Satans Satyres, Weedeater, Serial Hawk, Black Wizard, King Buffalo, Set and Setting and Perturbator, Pale Mare have established themselves in their home town of Toronto as a massive force to be reckoned with, and have attracted a loyal fan base through relentlessly crushing live performances. Their sound has been likened to early Baroness, High On Fire, Mastodon, and Black Tusk; full of fire, attitude, brimstone, tone, and soul.

Praise for Pale Mare
“Sounding like Motorhead developing a penchant for doom, this self-titled EP is raw, heavy and filthy in the best possible way.” — Metal Hammer

“You guys are bad, man. Baaad” – Pepper Keenan (C.O.C.)

Connect With Pale Mare:

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE PALE MARE.

STONE.

LIZZY BORDEN Announces North American Summer Tour With Demons & Wizards And Týr

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

LIZZY BORDEN will support power metal veterans Demons & Wizards on a North American tour this summer. Set to commence on August 17th in Los Angeles California, the trek will wind its way through twelve cities and come to a close September 5th in New York City. Additional support will be provided by folk metal labelmates Týr. See all confirmed dates below.

LIZZY BORDEN w/ Demons & Wizards, Týr:

8/17/2019 Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

8/20/2019 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA

8/21/2019 The Commodore – Vancouver, BC

8/22/2019 Roseland – Portland, OR

8/24/2019 Summit Theater – Denver, CO

8/26/2019 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX

8/28/2019 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL

8/29/2019 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN

8/31/2019 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON

9/01/2019 Corona – Montreal, QC

9/04/2019 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

9/05/2019 Playstation Theater – New York, NY

LIZZY BORDEN released his latest album, My Midnight Things, last year via Metal Blade Records. His first full-length in over a decade, the record earned the #11 spot on Billboard’s Top New Artist Albums, #17 on the Current Hard Music Albums, #43 on Top New Artist Albums Consumption, #46 on Independent Current Albums, and #148 on Top 200 Current Albums upon its first week of release.

My Midnight Things was produced by BORDEN, with co-producer Joey Scott (who also handled all drum duties), mixed by Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Black Sabbath, Adele, U2), and mastered by Tom Baker (David Bowie, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Tom Petty). To preview and purchase My Midnight Things visit: metalblade.com/lizzyborden.

More info on Lizzy Borden:

http://www.lizzyborden.com
http://www.facebook.com/Reallizzyborden

Source: Earsplit PR

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Blackened Thrash Band WIDOWER To Release “Cataclysmic Sorcery” via Black Market Metal Label

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Blackened thrash metal scourge WIDOWER is set to unleash their first-ever full-length album, Cataclysmic Sorcery. This nine-track hellstorm delivers an unrelenting battery of rapid-fire drumming, dueling guitar harmonies, tortured screams and pummeling thrash rhythms. With sadistic intensity, WIDOWER blur the lines of black metal, death and thrash.

The band recently launched the premiere of album track “Cosmic Holocaust.” Stream it now at widoweratx.bandcamp.com/track/cosmic-holocaust or below:

“WIDOWER doesn’t fuck around” – Cadaver Garden

Black Market Metal Label and WIDOWER will release Cataclysmic Sorcery on CD, digital, cassette and LP on May 24.

Track Listing:

  1. House of the Lord
  2. Into the Crypt
  3. Hell Sent
  4. Bestial Endowment
  5. Mandatory Immolation
  6. Fornicate Upon Mass Graves
  7. Tree of Ignorance
  8. Cosmic Holocaust
  9. Forgotten Realm

WIDOWER:

Jimmy “Corpsetoucher” Byam – Guitar, Vocals

Danny Rabon – Guitar, Vocals

Jake Holmes – Bass, Backing Vocals

Sterling Junkin – Drums

Pre-order Cataclysmic Sorcery at:

blackmarketmetallabel.bigcartel.com/product/widower-cataclysmic-sorcery

widoweratx.bandcamp.com/album/cataclysmic-sorcery

Over the course of eight years, this Austin, Texas-based band has released three acclaimed EPs, laid waste to stages across the U.S. and contributed two songs to the film “Zero Charisma.” Cataclysmic Sorcery is the first WIDOWER release to feature drummer Sterling Junkin (Venereal Baptism, Narcotic Wasteland) and bassist Jake Holmes (Churchacide, In Oblivion).

More label & band info:

facebook.com/widoweratx

www.blackmarketmetal.net

blackmarketmetallabel.bigcartel.com

facebook.com/blackmarketmetal

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE WIDOWER.

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NOCTIFERIA – Announced To MetalDays 2019 Line-Up!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 6, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Slovenia’s legendary NOCTIFERIA are just confirmed for this year’s Metal Days 2019, going onstage on Tuesday 23rd July! With these underground legends, ALPHA OMEGA Management will bring to the festival in all 11 bands from its roster, which are in alphabetical order: ALTAIR, ANIMAE SILENTES, ATREXIAL, FALLEN ARISE, HYDRA, KAIROS, NOCTIFERIA, NOX VORAGO, SISKA, UNHUMAN INSURRECTION and W.E.B.!

Metal Days 2019 organizer stated:
“This is the last Artist Announcement for 2019, and all we can say is; be ready for the best Summer Metal Party!”

Get more information at https://www.metaldays.net

The updated running order of Alpha Omega roster bands, is the following:

Monday 22nd July
Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister Stage: UNHUMAN INSURRECTION (alongside Arch Enemy, Neurosis etc.)
Bosko Bursac Stage: SISKA (alongside Necrophobic, Dornenreich etc.)

Tuesday 23rd July
Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister Stage: W.E.B. (alongside Architects, Finntroll etc.)
Bosko Bursac Stage: NOCTIFERIA, KAIROS (alongside In The Woods, Tribulation etc.)

Wednesday 24th July
Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister Stage: ALTAIR (alongside Dream Theater, Philip H. Anselmo etc.)
Bosko Bursac Stage: ATREXIAL (alongside Akercocke, Saturnus etc.)

Thursday 25th July
Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister Stage: HYDRA (alongside Demons & Wizards, Hypocrisy etc.)
Bosko Bursac Stage: FALLEN ARISE (alongside God is an Astronaut, Gaahls Wyrd etc.)

Friday 26th July
Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister Stage: NOX VORAGO (alongside Dimmu Borgir, Tarja etc.)
Bosko Bursac Stage: ANIMAE SILENTES (alongside Impaled Nazarene, The Ruins of Beverast etc.)

Official FB Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149599001844843
Tickets: https://www.mhshop-online.com/c381/metaldays-2019

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE NOCTIFERIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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Italian Trad-Metal Trailblazers TIR Releasing ‘Metal Shock’ May 10th On Gates Of Hell Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 5, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

One of the very first Italian heavy metal bands returns with its first full-length album in eight years, Metal Shock! Trailblazing and traditional metal ensemble TIR will release Metal Shock May 10th on Gates of Hell Records. The album’s first single is streaming below.

Stream “La Luna nel Cerchio” below:

youtu.be/DaUphjvpLoQ

Metal Shock is the band’s second full-length in a career that dates back to 1980. Metal Shock is an album that challenges the old-school metal status quo by having lyrics sung entirely in Italian.

Recorded at Trick Studio in Rome in late 2018/early 2019, Metal Shock is sung entirely in Italian, giving TIR yet another angle in a career that has been marked by going against the grain. Several of the songs found on Metal Shock date all the way back to the band’s halcyon ’80s period and were subsequently re-written and tinkered with until the members of TIR were satisfied. This type of meticulous detail shines throughout the album, where TIR’s penchant for knifing twin guitar melodies, hefty gallops and the multi-faceted vocal capabilities of Cialone are pure touchstones of metal’s undisputed glory era.

Traditional metal fans will instantly heed the call of TIR’s melody-dominated style and taut songwriting approach. Metal Shock marks a new beginning for a band, who, even as they are approaching the four-decade mark, are playing some of their most inspired material to date. TIR shows with Metal Shock that there is nothing stronger than conviction.

Track Listing:

  1. Città In Fiamme
  2. La Sfida
  3. Banche Armate
  4. La Luna Nel Cerchio
  5. Crazy Mama
  6. Dentro Il Vuoto
  7. Lasciateci Fare
  8. Metal Shock
  9. Beat 150
  10. Mitra
  11. Memoria (Faber)

TIR:

Sergio Bonelli – Guitars

Danilo Antonini– Guitars

Dino Gubinelli – Bass

Piero Arioni – Drums

Giuseppe Cialone – Vocals

CD Pre-order:

tinyurl.com/y4ecttdc

Vinyl LP Pre-order:

tinyurl.com/yxqnzurl

TIR BIO:

A year away from their 40th anniversary, Italian traditional metal outfit TIR remains one of the best-kept secrets in the underground. Formed in 1980 by the guitar tandem of Sergio Bonelli and Danilo Antonini, TIR opted for the path of most resistance: Instead of releasing studio albums and seeking major label assistance, they preferred to perform live shows. Their performances soon became can’t-miss events in Rome. Aided by fire, pyrotechnics and even live snakes, TIR’s reputation spread like wildfire (no pun intended) in their home city, catapulting their lone release of the decade, 1984’s self-titled demo, into the frenzied world of underground tape trading. However, while the metal scene waited for TIR to record a proper full-length album, the band stuck to their guns and simply kept playing live.

TIR would split in 1986, only to reform two years later. It wasn’t until 2011 that the band saw fit to release an album of original material, the appropriately titled Heavy Metal. Eight years later, TIR (who, in addition to Bonelli and Antonini, comprise long-time bassist Dino Gubinelli, vocalist Giuseppe Cialone and drummer Piero Arioni) return with Metal Shock, their first release for Gates of Hell Records.

More label & band info:

TIR on Facebook

cruzdelsurmusic.com

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE TIR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

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