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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.

STONE.

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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.

STONE.

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.

ANGELES – Entire Whisky A Go Go Show Video Footage Unleashed!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 29, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

On February 28th, the legendary LA Rockers ANGELES shared the stage with Jake E. Lee’s RED DRAGON CARTEL at Whisky A Go Go. Now the band has posted online a video footage from the entire show, watch it here: https://youtu.be/xO3shUn_RsU or below:

Just previously ANGELES announced their brand new song “Rolling Like Thunder” coming out worldwide on April 5th, via Bongo Boy Records, included on the label’s Hard Rock / Metal album Emidio’s Rock Den Vol. 2! “Rolling Like Thunder” is also coming out on Dark Star/Sony as a single in early May!

Album Page for Emidio’s Rock Den Vol. 2: https://bongoboyrecords.com/emidiosrockdenvol2/
Album Project details: https://conta.cc/2TFWkrc

Watch the revised video for the song “Pain”, taken from the band’s new album “Time of Truth” (released on October 16th, via Bongo Boy Records):

Also check out the video for the first single “God, Country and King”, here:

“Time of Truth” album is featured by the band’s new lead singer Daniel Ferreira. Get “Time of Truth” Physical CD’s at this location (https://bongoboyrecords.com/angeles), available also on all digital downloads.

“Time of Truth” – Track Listing:
1. Pain – Lytle/ LeBoeuf / Ferreira
2. Not Here to Play – Lytle / Lewis
3. Hollywood – Lytle / Thrill
4. Trouble – Lytle / Lewis
5. Goodbye – Lytle / LeBoeuf
6. We’re No Angels – Lytle / Raudman
7. Are You Ready For Your Sins – Lytle / Ferreira
8. Lonely Road – Lytle / Thrill
9. Band Plays On – Lytle / Lewis
10. Shiver Me Timbers – Lytle /Raudman
11. God, Country and King – Lytle / Lewis

On February 2019, ANGELES emerged to Dark Star Records/Sony, besides their long time label partner Bongo Boy Records, promoting “Time of Truth” worldwide through both labels.

ANGELES Line-up:
Demon Dale aka Dale Lytle – Guitar
Daniel Ferreira – Vocals
Rob Saranpa – Bass Guitar
Danny Basulto – Drums

About ANGELES:

Dale Lytle and Dave Raudman united the musicians that would form the band known as Angeles. Their first Hollywood gig was at the Troubadour where they were setting attendance records playing the midnight slot on Sunday nights. They also played at The Whiskey and The Roxy on the Sunset strip in Hollywood California and they became one of L.A.’s largest Indie bands of the 80’s. They performed at Devonshire Downs outdoor stadium to over 6,000 people twice and also played In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida with Ron Bushy from Iron Butterfly.

In 1984, Angeles performed at the Reseda Country Club, appearing with Bon Jovi. They have also shared a stage with Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Ratt, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Ronnie James Dio, Jefferson Starship, Robbie Krieger of the Doors, Jack Russell’s “Great White”, The Tubes, Foghat, Y&T, Michael Schenker and Dokken just to name a few of the legends of Rock N Roll. Signed to Mystic records, Angeles recorded their debut album “We’re No Angels”. In 1984. They were featured in the1985 September issue of Hit Parader magazine. A number of Angeles’ songs, including “Nasty Girls”, “You Want Me To Love You”, and “Can’t Find the Words” has been played on nationwide radio stations.

In 1999, their album “No Limits” was featured on 95.5 KLOS Local Licks Sunday night program. Angeles was honored to not only be featured on the program four times, but they were also the only band to ever have six songs played on a Double Local Licks feature in a single program. During one week in 1999, “Can’t Find the Words” was played 527 times. The song continued to play nationwide on radio stations. Angeles has released 12 albums (CDs) to date with “Time of Truth’ being released in October, 2018 on Bongo Boy Records.

More information at:
BAND: https://www.facebook.com/TheAngelesBand | http://www.angelesband.com
Bongo Boy Records here: https://bongoboyrecords.com
Dark Star Records/Sony here: http://www.darkstarrecords.com

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE ANGELES.

STONE.

IRON MAIDEN – “No Prayer For The Dying” – Revisiting This 1990 Metal Classic

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

I remember buying No Prayer For The Dying back in 1990. I thought it was so cool that this (now classic) album was releasing in October, the season of Halloween. This album now forever reminds me of Haloween too. Can you dig it? I bought the cassette version first and upgraded to CD some years later.

I still have the same CD (with the original cover art and not the bogus edited version) and just recently sold the cassette. Amazing I had the same cassette all these decades. Unreal. As for the album’s songs, I have my favorites: Tailgunner, Holy Smoke, No Prayer For The Dying, Hooks In You and Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter. “Holy Smoke… Smells Good”… I love that stuff.

I believe this IRON MAIDEN album doesn’t get the full credit it so deserves. In my Metal opinion, when I look at the Bruce Dickinson era of IRON MAIDEN, this album kicks more Metal ass than Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and The Final Frontier. Sure, Adrian Smith left the band and Janick Gers came on board with the production of this album; does it really freaking matter after all these years? Both guitarists are living legends, to this Metal maniac. What’s fabulous about this album is the songs are very much written like those of their 80’s classics; with no eleven minute over progressive baloney.

Bruce Dickinson sounds so superb on this album, per usual. Bruce truly shows his range on Public Enema Number One; just another memorable song on this album for me. I honestly listened to the cassette version of this album in my car, so many times, it’s nothing short of amazing. Without a trace of doubt, I have never grown tired of No Prayer For The Dying. This release is a MUST for any new IRON MAIDEN fans out there and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. The only reason this album didn’t get it’s just due is for the year of its release. I believe if this album was released in 1987 or 1988 it would be regarded as highly as Somewhere In Time. Just saying. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Martin “The Bishop” Birch produced, engineered and mixed No Prayer For The Dying. This album was released via Epic. The iconic artist Derek Riggs created the incredible album cover.

IRON MAIDEN: Bruce Dickinson (vocals), Dave Murray (guitar), Janick Gers (guitar), Steve Harris (bass) and Nicko McBrain on drums.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

RAGNHILD – Release A New Intense Music Video For The Track – ‘Under The Red Sky’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 7, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Ragnhild play a very distinct style of Death Metal fusing element of Melodies and Viking Metal and offer a very unique sound that defines their brand. Their new album ‘Tavern Tales’ is slated for a March release. The first track of the album – ‘Under the Red Sky’ speaks of a powerful theme and is complimented by a strong video that holds true to the nature of the song; perhaps, that’s the speciality of it.

Commenting about the song, the guitarist Shardul comments “The Songs in the album have been composed with the general idea of how Melodic Death Metal comprising of Nordic/ Celtic melodies when mixed with heavier riffs and vocals sound. The lyrics that we wrote are basically out of our own imagination of various incidents that took place in our history. ‘Under the Red Sky’ is written with similar ideas. The lyrics talk about a fleet of soldiers that were betrayed by one of our own and by the grace of the gods, they found out about the ambush that awaits”.

Listen to the band’s latest track ‘Under the Red Sky’ below:

‘Tavern Tales’ – Track List:

Battle on My Grave

A Viking Mosh

We Will March

Glory of our mighty king

Under The Red Sky

Stronghold

Ragnhild

Tavern Tales (title track)

Death of a warrior

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Connect with the band-
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Source: Proximity Music Managament

LONG LIVE RAGNHILD.

STONE.

DIAMOND HEAD – New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Icons Sign Record Deal With Silver Lining Music; Upcoming Album “The Coffin Train” Set For Release May 24th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 27, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD are thrilled to announce they have signed a worldwide record deal with international label Silver Lining Music.

Comments the band, “We’re delighted to be bringing the DIAMOND HEAD lightning to our new family at Silver Lining Music and honored to be standing alongside a stable of established international talent, which includes such legends as Saxon, Europe, and Motörhead. This is the start of an exciting journey and we can’t wait to share it with you all.”

Adds Silver Lining Music,”We are beyond psyched to announce that we have struck legendary heavy metal gold by signing DIAMOND HEAD to the Silver Lining Music roster. The blend of Brian Tatler’s legendary chops with the exciting new visions of Rasmus Bom Andersen are electric indeed, and we look forward to the world discovering that for themselves with DIAMOND HEAD‘s forthcoming new album The Coffin Train, out on May 24th, 2019. We are proud to offer you the chance to catch a ride on this train, so be sure to buy a ticket and get on board fast!”

Formed in 1976 under the riff-rolling leadership of guitarist Brian Tatler, DIAMOND HEAD would quickly establish themselves as a vanguard of the exploding New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene. With their genre-defining debut album Lightning To The Nations, DIAMOND HEAD has influenced and opened gates for many metal bands.

DIAMOND HEAD will be touring Europe for most of 2019 and are confirmed on the lineup of two very special UK shows with NWOBHM giants, Saxon, which will take place on October 19th at the iconic Hammersmith in London and October 20th at the O2 Apollo in Manchester.

DIAMOND HEAD – LIVE:

9/21/2019 Hellfest – Clisson, FR

7/25-28/2019 Camp Bestival – East Lulworth, UK

7/25-27/2019 Rock & Blues Festival – Cambridge, UK

8/24/2019 Stonedeaf Festival – Newark, UK

10/19/2019 Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK w/ Saxon

10/20/2019 O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK w/ Saxon

11/07-10/2019 Hard Rock Hell Festival – Great Yarmouth, UK

11/29/2019 Winter Storm – Troon, UK

DIAMOND HEAD:

Brian Tatler – lead/rhythm guitars

Rasmus Bom Andersen – vocals

Karl Wilcox – drums

Andy “Abbz” Abberley – rhythm/lead guitars

Dean Ashton – bass, backing vocals

BAND INFO:

http://www.diamondheadofficial.com

http://www.facebook.com/DiamondHeadOfficial

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DIAMOND HEAD.

STONE.

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