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JADED HEART “Devil’s Gift” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

JADED HEART – Everytime I listen to this Jaded Heart album, Devil’s Gift, I am uplifted into the high, mystical, powerful and beautiful higher realms of Heavy Metal bliss. This album is so glorious it brings tears to my eyes as I write this line. Yes, it’s one of those albums for me and it happens; I cannot control it. All I can do is let its majestic Metal saturate my Metal soul for eternity.

If you dig Judas Priest, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Metal Inquisitor, DORO and/or Iron Savior, you will be doing yourself proper by buying or streaming this magnificent Jaded Heart album. I suggest BUYING this album on whatever medium you so desire.

Riffs! Riffs! Riffs! There’s so much guitar firepower on this album that it’s insane great! Peter and Masa have that magic going on with their guitars; their tones scream with emotion and I can feel it, man! The backing vocals are wonderful, giving this album and band their Power Metal muscle on top of Power Metal muscles.

Not one average song is on this album. In my Metal opinion, this album is a MUST for every Metal lovers collection of music. Vocalist Johan Fahlberg is top-tier and belongs there. Sonically melodic, powerful and exquisitely written and arranged songs.

Devil’s Gift was released back on March 30th, 2018, via the sensational Massacre Records. There’s no question that this album was one of the very best in Metal for 2018; it’s also one of the very best in Metal, period. My favorite songs: the entire album. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Devil’s Gift – Track List:

  1. Wasteland
  2. The Enemy
  3. Set Free
  4. Scream Of Anger
  5. Tears Of Our World
  6. Phoenix
  7. One World
  8. Story Of My Life
  9. 9. Coming Home
  10. Conspiracy Of Science
  11. Final Moment
  12. Black Days (digipak)
  13. Flying High (digipak)

JADED HEART:

Johan Fahlberg – lead vocals

Peter Östros – guitar

Masa Eto – guitar

Michael “Muelli” Müller – bass

Bodo Stricker – drums

Album cover artwork: Thomas Ewerhard

For more info on this remarkable band: Jaded Heart

LONG LIVE JADED HEART.

STONE.

HUMAN FORTRESS – To Play Headlining Gig And Start Rehearsing For New Album!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 4, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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HUMAN FORTRESS vocalists Gus Monsanto has arrived in Germany last week to rehearse with the band for their upcoming gigs (supporting ORDEN OGAN on their “Gunmen” release shows). The band has now additionally booked a headline gig (the first since many years) for July 16th in their hometown Hannover, Germany. Supporting act will be King Leoric and the concert is about to take place at the “LUX” club. And more good news: the band is already working on material for their next album.

Source:

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

LONG LIVE HUMAN FORTRESS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

SERIOUS BLACK – To Release Sophomore Album “Mirrorworld” On September 9th, via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The year 2015 started more than promising for fans of high-class Melodic Metal: SERIOUS BLACK, a so-called “all-star band” appeared on the scene and dropped their highly acclaimed debut album As Daylight Breaks. Much to the surprise of many, the band indeed proved to be a real band and they kept their promise of rocking the stages wherever possible.

So during only a year they not only successfully released a fantastic debut album, but also went on extensive European tours with HammerFall and later Gamma Ray. In addition, SERIOUS BLACK was chosen to be special guest on Kamelot’s German Summer shows and also played numerous festivals in Europe. Being that active in the past 18 months, it’s surprising to see the band announcing a brand new studio album already. You’ll be even more surprise when Mirrorworld sees its release: SERIOUS BLACK have managed to excel their excellent debut! Prepare for something special: the “Mirrorworld” opens on September 9th…

Mirrorworld will be available as CD, Digipak (7 bonus tracks), ltd. Vinyl, ltd. Vinyl bundle (“Mirrorworld” + “As Daylight Breaks”) & ltd. box set.

Pre-order here: http://shop.afm-records.de/en/serious-black-en

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Track Listing:

01 Breaking The Surface
02 As Long As I’m Alive
03 Castor Skies
04 Heartbroken Soul
05 Dying Hearts
06 You’re Not Alone
07 Mirrorworld
08 Emotional Blackmail (Digipak Bonus)
09 The Life That You Want (Digipak Bonus)
10 State of My Despair
11 The Unborn Never Die
12 This Machine Is Broken (Digipak Bonus)
13 Hello Moon (Digipak Bonus)
14 Goodbye My Angel (Digipak Bonus)
15 I Show You My Heart – Acoustic Version (Digipak Bonus)
16 Sealing My Fate – Acoustic Version (Digipak Bonus)

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Source:

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http://www.afm-records.de

For more info on SERIOUS BLACK:

Serious Black – Official

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LONG LIVE SERIOUS BLACK.

Stone.

AMBERIAN DAWN “INNUENDO” – New Studio Album Releases October 23rd, 2015, via Napalm Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Finland’s Amberian Dawn have revealed the track list, cover artwork (above) and pre-order links (below) of their upcoming album Innuendo, which will be released worldwide on October 23rd, via Napalm Records.

Innuendo album cover art by: Jan “Örkki” Yrlund.

Innuendo – Track List:
1. Fame & Gloria
2. Ladyhawk
3. Innuendo
4. The Court Of Mirror Hall
5. Angelique
6. Rise Of The Evil
7. Chamber Of Dreadful Dreams
8. Knock Knock Who’s There
9. Symphony Nr 1, Part 1 – The Witchcraft
10. Your Time – My Time
11. Fame & Gloria (Instrumental Version) (Bonus Track)
12. Sunrise (Re-Recording) (Bonus Track)

Pre-order Innuendo here: http://shop.napalmrecords.com/amberiandawn 
US customers: www.napalmrecordsamerica.com/store/amberiandawn

Next live-stop before joining Delain and The Gentle Storm on tour: Made of Metal Festival in Czech Republic on August 14th!

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For more info on AMBERIAN DAWN:

Amberian Dawn

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LONG LIVE AMBERIAN DAWN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HUMAN FORTRESS – Metal Warriors Begin Crowdfunding Campaign For New Studio Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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German epic melodic metallers HUMAN FORTRESS are asking their fans for help: the band is currently working on what will become their new album. Songwriting turned out great and the band is full of enthusiasm. Now it’s our turn: HUMAN FORTRESS offer some cool prices for all those who support them. Be part of the project and have your name/photo printed inside the new album’s booklet! Or meet the band in the studio while they are recording the album and have a dinner with them… In addition lots of other prices are available.

What will your hard-earned money be used for? – Simply to create the biggest and best album HUMAN FORTRESS have ever released, plus great video clip. Check this page link below for info:

https://www.startnext.com/humanfortress

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Source: AFM Records

For more HUMAN FORTRESS info:

HUMAN FORTRESS

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LONG LIVE HUMAN FORTRESS.

Stone.

Life Is A Monopoly! Watch KOLONY’s New Lyric Video To Find Out Why? New Album: “Sledge” Out Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , on January 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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L to R – Antony: Drum | Myk: Bass, Back Vocals | Maxxx: Lead Guitar, Back Vocals | Reno: Vocals, Rythm Guitar

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Life Is A Monopoly! Montreal, QC’s KOLONY express their distaste for some of the world’s social issues with their new lyric video ‘Monopoly’, one of eleven tracks from their recently released debut album ‘Sledge’.

“Today is a new experience for us (Kolony) with our first official lyric video. We’re very happy to share it with you! Monopoly is one of our favorites because of its lyrics that we feel need to be heard. Also, thanks to Roberto Napolitano who did the video. Have fun!” comments guitarist Maxx.

KOLONY – Monopoly Lyric Video (Official)

KOLONY – Sledge – Album Stream/Purchase:

KOLONY – Echoes (Official Music Video)

KOLONY – Behind The Scenes Footage For Sledge

ABOUT KOLONY:

Best described as crafting melodic rock metal, KOLONY believes in doing things a little differently. Boldly combining elements of old school Metal, NWOBHM, Modern Metal and Rock, the band loves fast tempos, melodic vocals and all-around high-octane music with each track coming from the heart and reflecting the way its members think about the world. Setting out to write a full-length debut album at the start of 2013, KOLONY has arrived at its latest record, ‘Sledge’, an 11 track power adventure produced by Jef Fortin and the band that was unleashed to the masses on November 14, 2014.

KOLONY - promo album banner - Sledge - track listing

Track Listing – KOLONY – Sledge

1 – I Realize (1:20)

2 – The Trial (3:36)

3 – Trust and Live (4:04)

4 – Echoes (4:06)

5 – Modern Hero (4:06)

6 – Anthem (5:42)

7 – Escape (4:47)

8 – I Don’t Care (5:23)

9 – Road (4:23)

10 – Monopoly (3:10)

11 – Sledge That Shit (4:16)

Album Length: 44:57

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CRITICAL PRAISE:

“What a monster of an album Sledge is. Kolony is a very talentful band that brings its own original mix of metal to the table, setting its own path and distancing itself from the rest of the province’s metal scene.” – Metal Made In Canada

“Three things from Canada that make our lives better: hockey, the movie Strange Brew, and now the band Kolony with a nice, new album.” – National Rock Review

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

* For more info on KOLONY:

http://www.kolonymusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KOLONY.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLOODBOUND “Stormborn” – Releases In USA On December 2nd; Album Tracks Streaming Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The new album from Sweden’s BLOODBOUNDStormborn, is available all over Europe and the UK now! Stormborn releases in the USA on December 2nd, 2014, via AFM Records.

BLOODBOUNDStormborn (2014) – official clip – AFM Records

BLOODBOUNDIron Throne (2014) – official – AFM Records

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BLOODBOUND:

Patrik Johansson – lead vocals

Tomas Olsson – lead and rhythm guitars

Fredrik Bergh – keyboards and backing vocals

Henrik Olsson – rhythm guitars

Pelle Åkerlind – drums and percussion

Anders Broman – bass

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Order Stormborn here: http://wck.me/64d

* For more info on BLOODBOUND:

Facebook: Bloodbound

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de/

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LONG LIVE BLOODBOUND.

LONG LIVE SWEDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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