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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.

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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

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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.

ENGRAVED DISILLUSION – Reveal New Album Details

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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South West UK Metal juggernaut Engraved Disillusion have today revealed details for their second album and follow-up to 2011’s acclaimed ‘Embers Of Existence’.

Entitled ‘The Eternal Rest’, the album was recorded at Thin Ice Studios with Karl Groom (Dragonforce, Threshold…) during the summer of 2014 and features 10 tracks of epic, diverse and at times unrelenting Metal. The addition of new vocalist Matthew William Mead and bassist Aaron Preston has allowed the band to diversify and bring new elements to their sound, namely the inclusion of clean vocals.

Guitarist Toby Stewart comments, “When we started writing the album we made sure to write exactly what we wanted to do even if it took us in some different directions to our other releases. We felt a bit tired of bands having to make the music people expect them to when they’re capable of a lot more. The initial word that we had in our heads when writing (the) album was ‘epic’. We wanted a huge melodic sound. We feel the songwriting has gone up another level and we’ve achieved exactly what we wanted to on this album.”

Artwork was completed by Colin Marks at Rain Song Design (Strapping Young Lad, Saille, Exodus, Scar Symmetry…) and can be seen below:

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‘The Eternal Rest’ – Track List:

01) Life is…

02) Embrace The Flames

03) Lost

04) Curse The Sorrow

05) Shadows Run Black

06) No Tomorrow

07) Into Oblivion

08) In Aeternum

09) Echoes From A Silent Sky

10) The Eternal Rest

‘The Eternal Rest’ will be released independently on 31st October.

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on ENGRAVED:

www.engravedband.co.uk

www.facebook.com/EngravedDisillusion

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LONG LIVE ENGRAVED DISILLUSION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GOD’S ARMY A.D. – Self-Titled Debut Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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GOD’S ARMY A.D. – On May 23rd, the self-titled debut album from God’s Army A.D. was released via Germany’s (great) Massacre Records. With no  religious ties to their music, God’s Army A.D. are a seasoned group of musicians that have let the world know they can play an incredible blend of Melodic, Power and Traditional Metal. That’s what my ears and Metal senses have told me, anyways. Whoa.

If you’re hankering for screaming duo guitars, articulate and soaring vocals, goose-bump inducing drumming with adrenaline fueled bass thumping, this debut from God’s Army A.D. is for you! God’s Army A.D. plays a sound that is bullseye perfect for the BIG venues, with their wide-open feel and vibes on this album. As an unexpected touch, which I really dig, God’s Army A.D. adds a whoa-o chorus, on Waiting For The Miracle. Very cool.

John A.B.C. Smith (Scanner, Gallow’s Pole, Hallowed, At Vance) on vocals is in the same class with Mark Boals, Doogie White, Göran Edman and Blaze Bayley; just a terrific singer he is. Drummer Mark Cross (Kingdom Come, Helloween, Firewind) has an envious resume as well and trust my Metal word: Mark Cross brings it on this album!

Watch and listen to the God’s Must Be Crazy music video, below! Whoa!

There is a (delicious) old school quality of Metal swirling about this album, with Coming Back To Life and Running Around In Circles igniting my Metal memories to easier Metal days. Yes, the Metal relevance is saturated within this album too, with more hooks, riffs and fired-up fret work to make any Heavy Metal loyalist dizzy with Metal glee!

Is this an album that should be  written on your Metal must list for 2014? Hell yes it is! With NO artificial sweeteners, NO ballads or fillers, God’s Army A.D. has made this middle-aged Metal knucklehead into an instant fan. This album simply makes me feel damn good. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track Listing: The World That Never Was, City Lights, Gods Must Be Crazy, Waiting For The Miracle, Hear You Scream, Coming Back To Life, Running Around In Circles, God’s Army

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John A.B.C. Smith – Vocals, Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Bass, Keys

Don Amiro – Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Vocals

Ian O’Sullivan -Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Vocals

Mark Cross – Drums

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Album cover artwork by ERR KARR.

* For more info on GOD’S ARMY A.D.:

Facebook: God’s Army

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Website: http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE GOD’S ARMY A.D.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

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