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PRAYING MANTIS – Offer Their Tenth Studio Album “Legacy” To Their Legion Of Fans – Out On August 21st, via Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From Frontiers Music SRL:

The early reactions to the new songs have been outstanding and there is a real buzz beginning to emerge that this could arguably be the best album that Mantis have ever made! Bold words to be sure, but this is more than mere record label hyperbole…

“Legacy” is the first recording to feature the two new members from the Netherlands, John “Jaycee” Cuijpers and Hans in’t Zandt (vocals and drums respectively), who have truly provided a new dimension to the writing process and musical performances. Together with the prolific songwriting talents of Chris Troy and guitarists Tino Troy and Andy Burgess, they have been instrumental not only in the writing of the new songs, but in providing a new vision in terms of the sound engineering and production. The recording of the album was carried out in various recording studios in Belgium, Netherlands and UK.

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As per the previous record, “Sanctuary”, the mixing of the new album was done by Andrew Reilly in his studio in Atlanta. The first single, “Fight For Your Honour” will be accompanied by a video shot while the band performed the song for the first time at their acclaimed performance at the Frontiers Rock Festival II in Milan, Italy.

One of the most influential and famous artists in the rock field, Rodney Matthews (Magnum, Diamond Head, Allen/Lande) has been commissioned to do the artwork for the album in the same style and stunning quality that so many fans loved on the original Mantis albums like “Time Tells No Lies” and the later album “Predator In Disguise”.

Praying Mantis are a well-established band of melodic hard rockers. They were formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy in 1973 and together with bands like Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Saxon, and others they spearheaded the NWOBHM movement. While they did not see the same dizzying heights of success as some of their contemporaries, Praying Mantis nonetheless became one of the most influential bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). The band has remained active over the years and still record and play live regularly.

Praying Mantis – Legacy EPK

(Official / New / Studio album / 2015)

“Legacy” – Track Listing: Fight For Your Honour; The One; Believable; Tokyo; Better Man; All I See; Eyes Of A Child; The Runner; Against The World; Fallen Angel; Second Time Around

PRAYING MANTIS:

Tino Troy – Guitars

Chris Troy – Bass Guitar

John Cuijpers – Vocals

Andy Burgess – Guitars

Hans in ‘t Zandt – Drums

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Source:

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http://www.frontiers.it/

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LONG LIVE PRAYING MANTIS.

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HOUSE OF LORDS “INDESTRUCTIBLE” – Releasing In Early June, Via Frontiers Music Srl

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock music with tags , , , on April 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of HOUSE OF LORDS tenth studio album, aptly entitled INDESTRUCTIBLE on June 3rd in Europe, June 6th in the UK and June 7th in North America.

The new album shows once again what HOUSE OF LORDS stands for: powerful and heavy songs, with major hooks and melodies and grandiose arrangements. “The name Indestructible was chosen because we all felt that we have been through a lot in our long careers and what better way to say “Hey, I’m still Here” than by giving the cd a BOLD title,” says singer James Christian.

Indestructible features eleven brand new songs, which masterfully combine the best of Heavy and Melodic Hard Rock. “The album is heavier in the beginning, but we love songs that are both Melodic and Heavy” continues Christian, “and the idea was to fill the best of both on one cd without sounding like two different bands. I think we have accomplished that. A good example would be the song “Pillar of Salt” especially gives a good representation of how the new album sounds: a combination of heavy, melodic, and thoughtful lyrics. This song is one of my favorites!”

Besides being House of Lords tenth studio album, the new record sees the new line-up celebrating their first ten years together. “It is amazing to work with BJ, Chris and Jimi” tells James Christian, “they are all very aware of what HOUSE OF LORDS represents and they are committed to making records that complement the history of the band. No matter which HOUSE OF LORDS album you listen to, there is a common thread, which comes from the fact that the four of us are musically in sync. This is the real reason why we have been able to produce records of this calibre”.

House of Lords will exclusively appear at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Trezzo (MI) next Sunday, April 12 and start a European tour in September, with a very special surprise show to be announced. More details soon!

Indestructible track listing includes: Go To Hell; Indestructible; Pillar Of Salt; 100 Mph; Call My Bluff; We Will Always Be One; Die To Tell; Another Dawn; Eye Of The Storm; Ain’t Suicidal; Stand And Deliver.

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Source:

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Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HOUSE OF LORDS.

LONG LIVE MELODIC HARD ROCK.

Stone.

KHAØS – Reveal Debut Album Details For ‘Risen’

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Swiss/US rockers Khaøs have today revealed more information regarding the release of their much-anticipated debut album ‘Risen’. Recorded by Rolf Munkes at his Empire Studios in Germany and mastered by music legend and award winner for Adele’s ‘21’ Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound in New York; ‘Risen’ follows the bands revered 2012 ‘Rising’ EP and will be released on October 20th via Plastichead Distribution/MRR Records.

‘Risen’ – Track Listing:

01) After The Silence

02) Crisis Factor

03) Exalted

04) Loaded Question

05) End Of Daze

06) Merchants Of Khaøs

07) Ride The Chain

08) Hung The Moon

09) Imagined Danger

10) Static Windows

11) As Far As We Go

12) The Breathing Room

Check Out The Album Trailer Below:

Guitarist Mark Rossi comments: “The subject matter transcends individual boundaries, hearkening to darker scenarios yet striving for resolution. The lyrical approach follows a trend of maintaining hope while facing difficulty and conflict. All the evil of mankind cannot suppress the people if they won’t let it. Aside from the lyrics and tone, the project’s unifying element is one of hard rock expression, which defies definition with every song.”

Frontman Chandler Mogel (also of Outloud & Chrome Public) adds: “Musically and lyrically ‘Risen’ is a continuation from ‘Rising’, which was just a taste but began to touch on some of the deeper subject matter that I wanted to develop further into my writing; I had also been writing some Outloud songs with deeper meanings but for me it wasn’t really working in that setting. I knew I needed a different approach musically for it, and Khaøs seemed like the right fit so I channeled this focus there. I wanted an outlet to really convey problems with society, personal struggles, mental mechanisms, and the reasons for all of this. As always I leave the lyrics open to interpretation from the listener as each person will take something different from them, but these are general themes that are prevalent here.”

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Mark who designed the artwork himself discusses the cover art: “As a first full-length album, ‘Risen’ is a sort of baptism of fire for this band. The visual concept of the artwork tries to accentuate this primordial aspect, in a manner of speaking the birth of Khaøs and its origin. We used symbols like a faded version of Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man for the background, a theme I was dealing with before starting this project. This picture reflects somehow many of the topics treated in our songs. It is static in structure but dynamic in its presentation of a moving, living man. A bit like our music”

“I had different ideas for the album cover first. I started with an orb but decided it was maybe too simple and too generic for this type of album. Finally I used that idea for the design of my guitar pic. Then I switched to the griffin theme. Chandler liked my very first sketch and we ended up using that exact picture for the album cover.”

‘Risen’ will be released via Plastichead Distribution/MRR Records on October 20th.

Check Out The Lead Single Video ‘After The Silence’ Here:

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Source: Future PR

* For more info on KHAØS:

www.khaos-risen.com

www.facebook.com/khaos2012

www.twitter.com/khaos_rising

www.youtube.com/khaoschannel

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KHAØS.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

AXEL RUDI PELL – Chart Listings For “Into The Storm” Announced!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, melodic hard rock, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Axel Rudi Pell Official Site:

The new album “Into The Storm” entered the charts in several European countries:

Germany: #5
Switzerland: #9
Austria: #40
Finland: #44

In Germany and Switzerland it`s the highest chart entry ever in the 25 years solo career.

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f.l.t.r.: Bobby Rondinelli, Ferdy Doernberg, Johnny Gioeli, Axel Rudi Pell, Volker Krawczak.

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* For more info on AXEL RUDI PELL:

AXEL RUDI PELL OFFICIAL SITE

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LONG LIVE AXEL RUDI PELL.

METAL CONGRATS AXEL RUDI PELL!!

Stone.

AXEL RUDI PELL – Into The Storm Tour 2014 – First Leg, February Dates And Ticket Info

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on AXEL RUDI PELL OFFICIAL SITE:

Both Shows in Bochum Zeche are now SOLD OUT, get your tickets soon for the other shows as the sales are high already! Don´t tell us you haven’t been warned!

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* Click Here For Ticket Purchase/Info: www.metaltix.com

* For more AXEL RUDI PELL – 2014 European Tour Info, click the link below!

AXEL RUDI PELL – Announces 2014 European Tour

Above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on August 6, 2013.

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LONG LIVE AXEL RUDI PELL.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

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AXEL RUDI PELL ” Into The Storm” – Releases On January 21st, In USA, Via SPV / Steamhammer

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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RELEASE DATES:

Germany – January 17th, 2014

Europe – January 20th, 2014

USA – January 21st, 2014

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Left to Right: Bobby Rondinelli, Ferdy Doernberg, Johnny Gioeli, Axel Rudi Pell, Volker Krawczak

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Below is a snippet of Burning Chains, from Into The Storm. Check it out, play it LOUD and… Metal be thy name!!

INTO THE STORM – Track Listing:

1. THE INQUISITORIAL PROCEDURE 1:48

2. TOWER OF LIES 4:26

3. LONG WAY TO GO 5:32

4. BURNING CHAINS 5:23

5. WHEN TRUTH HURTS 6:46

6. CHANGING TIMES 6:05

7. TOUCHING HEAVEN 7:02

8. HIGH ABOVE 4:49

9. HEY HEY MY MY 5:02

10. INTO THE STORM 10:35

DIGIPAK BONUSTRACKS:

11. WHITE CATS (Opus #6 Scivolare) 4:54

12. WAY TO MANDALAY 7:52

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* For more info on AXEL RUDI PELL:

AXEL RUDI PELL OFFICIAL SITE

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LONG LIVE AXEL RUDI PELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MAGNUM “Escape From The Shadow Garden” – Album Artwork Revealed; Releases March 2014 Via Steamhammer / SPV

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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MAGNUM – Hugely influential British Melodic Hard Rock group MAGNUM have confirmed the release in 2014 of their upcoming nineteenth studio album, ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ on Steamhammer / SPV on March 19th in Scandinavia, March 21st in Germany, March 24th in Europe and March 25th in the US/Canada.

‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ will be available as a limited digipak edition with bonus material, as a double coloured vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download.

The cover is once again created by famous fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Asia, Nazareth, Eloy).

‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ follows the success of ‘On The 13th Day’, which charted at #28 in Germany, #36 in Sweden, #43 in the UK national album charts, #57 in Switzerland, and at #3 in the UK rock charts and #5 in the UK Indie Charts at the beginning of October 2012.

Three weeks after the release of ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’MAGNUM set off on an European Tour.

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MAGNUM:

Tony Clarkin – guitars

Bob Catley – vocals

Mark Stanway – keyboards

Al Barrow – bass

Harry James – drums

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(Source: MAGNUM Facebook)

* For More Info On MAGNUM:

Facebook: MAGNUM

http://www.magnumonline.co.uk

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http://www.spv.de/

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LONG LIVE MAGNUM.

Stone.

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