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FRENZY – Debut Album ‘Blind Justice’ Out Now On Digital Format And Streaming

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 4, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Madrid (Spain) – Blind Justice, the debut album from traditional heavy metal rockers and comic book fanatics FRENZY, is out now on all major digital platforms and streaming its entirety. The album will be available on CD and vinyl formats in the near future via Underground Power Records.

Stream/Purchase Blind Justice

frenzymetal.bandcamp.com/album/blind-justice

Self-admitted Heavy Metal and Comics fanatics and fronted by U.S. born singer Anthony Stephen, FRENZY has successfully created a fresh approach to the traditional style accompanied by great lyrics focused on comic books and graphic novels such as Daredevil, From Hell, The Killing Joke, Silver Surfer, X-Men, and others. This band truly is the perfect union of Heavy Metal and Comics, combining the “larger than life” and epic aspects of Heavy Metal with those of the Comic Book classics, as well as the urban culture common to both worlds. Those elements together form the FRENZY universe.

The graphic artwork of Mike Mora (Heavy Metal Magazine) and Javier Pastor (Evil Rite) on Blind Justice (complete with 16-page booklet in comic book style) is the perfect match for this music, resulting in a holistic listening experience.

“Save Me” (Official Video)

“From Hell” (Lyric Video)

FRENZY ARE:

Anthony Stephen – Vocals

Angel Muñoz “Choco” – Bass

Víctor Díaz – Guitars

Luis Pinedo – Guitars

David Ontanaya – Drums

FRENZY Bio:

Born in Madrid in 2015, the Spanish Heavy Metal band released their debut Lethal Protector EP in 2016, receiving great feedback and praise from press and fans. They have played all over Spain, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands since then… including prestigious festivals like Harder Than Steel, Pounding Metal Fest, Heavy Sound Festival and Heavy Metal Maniacs, to name a few.

Blind Justice – Track Listing:

Blind Justice

From Hell

Killing with a Smile

Save Me

Twilight of the Sapiens

We are the Future

Velocity

Mad Ball

Waiting on your Call

Annihilated by my Sound

Shred or Die

MORE FRENZY:

facebook.com/frenzymetal/

Frenzy Spotify

instagram.com/frenzyheavymetal/

Frenzy YouTube

underground-power.de

facebook.com/undergroundpowerrecords/

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE FRENZY.

STONE.

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IMPRECATION To Release “Damnatio Ad Bestias” On Dark Descent Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 3, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Texas horde IMPRECATION will once again lay waste to false metal with eight new tracks of blasphemous black/death metal. The band’s forthcoming full-length, Damnatio Ad Bestias, will be out March 22 on Dark Descent Records.

Album track “Temple of the Foul Spirit” is streaming at: https://youtu.be/yYOPr4SSSEo

IMPRECATION rises again from the blasted lands of Texas with their darkest spell ever, Damnatio Ad Bestias. This album expands upon the themes of their 2013 debut Satanae Tenebris Infinita with deadly results. An aura of true Satanic majesty is unleashed in tracks like, “Temple of the Foul Spirit”, “Morbid Crucifixion”, and “Baptized in Satan’s Blood”. Bludgeoning guitars, battering drums, and haunting keys create an experience that will terrify the unbelievers and convert the uninitiated.

Damnatio Ad Bestias – Track Listing:

  1. Temple of the Foul Spirit
  2. Morbid Crucifixion
  3. Baptized in Satan’s Blood
  4. Beasts of the Infernal Void
  5. Damnatio Ad Bestias
  6. Dagger, Thurible, Altar of Death
  7. The Shepherd and the Flock
  8. Ageless of None

IMPRECATION: Ruben Elizondo, Dave Herrera, Danny Hiller, Milton Luna, Jeff Tandy

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IMPRECATION Bio:

Formed in 1991, IMPRECATION has become a vaunted institution in the underground, with their now-classic Theurgia Goetia Summa compilation cited by bands across the globe. They have no need for trendy tags like “old school death metal”, for there is simply death metal as it it was intended – evil, dangerous, and crushing. Beware, for the Beast is upon you!

More band info: Imprecation

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE IMPRECATION.

STONE.

Indian Death Metallers PLAGUE THROAT Release First Single Off Upcoming EP!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 2, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Indian Death Metal duo PLAGUE THROAT have released their first single off their upcoming EP- Evolutionary Impasse. The track entitled The Epoch of Catastrophe II gives fans a glimpse of what the EP packs. Marked with chaotic blast beats, technical riffs often showing melodic passages and monstrous vocals pummeling its way across. This EP promises to divulge into the path of strong technicality yet showing heavy undertones of brutality unlike their previous releases.

The band’s front man Nangsan comments, “This song strongly condemns and questions the misusing and misleading of the masses by utilising the easily accessible stupidity and incoherence of the majoritarian mindset which in turns leads to division among people“. 

https://youtu.be/UotBLBr1j0M

More band info: Plague Throat

Source: Proximity Music Management

LONG LIVE PLAGUE THROAT.

STONE.

MEKA NISM Announce Tour Dates And Performance At Millenium Music Conference

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 1, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

L – R: Danny Arrieta (Guitar), Bobby Keller (Guitar), Meka (Vocals), Nick Colvin (Drums), Jarret Robinson (Bass)

New EP “The War Inside” Out Now!

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Orlando, Florida’s MEKA NISM confirms they will be performing at this year’s Millennium Music Conference/Showcase in Harrisburg, PA on February 21st and 22nd in support of their latest EP “The War Inside” released last year.

“We are very excited to be returning to the great state of Pennsylvania and playing in Maryland for the first time. The Millennium Music Conference/Showcase, in Harrisburg, PA, is an amazing opportunity for us to show what we got and what we can bring to the table. As an up and coming metal band, we believe this is a necessary step in finding our home with a label that is ready to take over the world with us, haha. We hope you all are prepared for what you’re going to witness on this tour, you will not want to miss it.” says lead guitarist Bobby Keller.

“The War Inside” EP is available at www.meka-nism.comiTunesGoogle PlayAmazon, and Spotify.

Show Dates:
2/21 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center – Event Page: 717 Entertainment Presents Meka Nism

2/22 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center – Music Conference Showcase – Event Page: 717 Entertainment Presents MMC with Meka Nism

2/23 – Sparrows Point, MD – Sparta Inn – Event Page: MEKA NISM at Sparta Inn

Music Video “Trailblazer”

Quick Facts:
– Played Breeding Festival in Flensburg, Germany in 2017.
– Opened Main Stage for WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 24 in April 2017.
– Headlined Local Stage at 3rd Annual Kink Music Festival.
– Ranked 2016 Orlando’s #1 Metal Band – Orlando Weekly.
– Toured with Avatar in 2016.
– Toured with Trapt and Otep in 2015.
– EP “The Shift” Named One of Top 34 Albums of 2015 – Unrated Entertainment Magazine.
– Single “From Out of Nowhere” Selected to Best of 2015 List – From the Depths Entertainment.

MEKA NISM‘s sound is powerful, metallic, aggressive, melodic, and in your face. They are a band that fires on all cylinders and with the most charismatic front-woman “Meka”; the band returned in 2018 with their new EP “The War Inside” – released on May 10th to follow their three previous releases “Live From The Machine Shop” (Live CD) (2016), “The Shift” (EP) (2015) and “The Dance At The End of The World” (EP) (2013). The band has supported legends like Mastodon, Gojira, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, Otep, In Flames and Jonathan Davis (Korn).

For more band info:
http://www.meka-nism.com
http://www.facebook.com/mekanismband

Source:

LONG LIVE MEKA NISM.

STONE.

MAGIC CIRCLE – Boston Heavy Metal Outfit To Release Third LP, “Departed Souls” Via 20 Buck Spin In March; Video For Title Track Now Playing

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 31, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Boston’s MAGIC CIRCLE returns with their triumphant third LP, Departed Souls. Ending a four-year gap since the band’s acclaimed Journey Blind LP, Departed Souls will see release through 20 Buck Spin. Ahead of its March 29th street date, the label has released a video created for advance single, the album’s opening song and title track, “Departed Souls.”

MAGIC CIRCLE‘s self-titled debut hit the true doom scene like a revelation in 2013. Without hype or hyperbole, the band effortlessly invoked fundamental rock and roll truths putting their own stamp on early heavy metal darkness. Joining 20 Buck Spin for follow-up Journey Blind, the bandagain offered that unmistakable classic sound with natural unforced evolution. On their third LP, Departed Souls, MAGIC CIRCLE presents an expansive hard rock vision, adorning their signature doom with seamless psych and prog ornamentation.

Departed Souls finds MAGIC CIRCLE delving more deeply into ’70s sounds, expanding farther outward from the primordial Iommic matter of their birth. Heavy Sabbathian riffs abound, but MAGIC CIRCLE opens up, stretches out, exposing different shades that recall the moody peaks and valleys of the classic hard rock LPs of that era. Acoustic twelve-string, tablas, and Fender Rhodes appear in lush moments of kaleidoscopic decadence woven into the fabric of the pounding elemental thunder. All the while, vocalist Brendan Radigan seals the deal as one of the premier heavy metal singers of the 21st century, delivering that Wagnerian dynamism and vigor that screams from the heavens and becomes thoroughly controlled in moments of quiet solemnity. The album was recorded and engineered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios, mixed by the band’s Chris Corry, and mastered by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham (Black Sabbath, Angel Witch, Saxon, Rory Gallagher).

Though all members are busy with other projects including Innumerable Forms, Sumerlands, Devil’s Dare, Stone Dagger, Lifeless Dark, Missionary Work, Pagan Altar live, and more, when these five men come together in the MAGIC CIRCLE, the chemistry and palpable rock exhilaration reminds us that this band isn’t one destined to die with the herd.

MAGIC CIRCLE has created a video for the LP’s opening song and title track “Departed Souls,” compiling live footage of the band with ritualistic, religious, and spiritual practices.

See MAGIC CIRCLE’s “Departed Souls” video RIGHT HERE and stream the track at all major digital providers including Bandcamp HERE.

20 Buck Spin will issue Departed Souls on LP, CD, cassette, and all digital platforms March 29th. Watch for preorders to be posted in the days ahead. If you regularly spin Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Trouble, Led Zeppelin, Rainbow, Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General, early Soundgarden, Judas Priest, Witchcraft, and Saint Vitus, become a part of the MAGIC CIRCLE.

The band will play select festivals and shows throughout 2019, with a performance at Hell Over Hammaburg in Germany on March 1st confirmed. Watch for more information to be released in the weeks ahead.

MAGIC CIRCLE Live:

3/01/2019 Hell Over Hammaburg – Hamburg, DE [info]

Departed Souls – Track Listing:

  1. Departed Souls
  2. I’ve Found My Way To Die
  3. Valley Of The Lepers
  4. A Day Will Dawn Without Nightmares
  5. Nightland
  6. Gone Again
  7. Bird City Blues
  8. Hypnotized

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE MAGIC CIRCLE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

German Old School Metallers BOOZE CONTROL Releasing ‘Forgotten Lands’ February 22 On Gates Of Hell Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 9, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

German Old School Metal Bashers  BOOZE CONTROL will release Forgotten Lands, their fourth full-length album (fifth release overall) February 22 on Gates of Hell Records.

On their Gates of Hell Records debut Forgotten Lands, Booze Control continue to evolve into classic metal songsmiths with tracks that adopt a more serious tone than previous efforts. Recorded in October 2017 at Overlodge Recording Studio in Harz Mountains, Germany, with Martin Schnella handling engineering duties, Forgotten Lands finds Booze Control successfully bridging the gap between NWOBHM and old-school American and European metal. The band also parlays more serious lyrical content into songs that are filled with spiraling melodies, driving rhythms and catchy vocal lines from Kuri. The band’s songwriting diversity is on display with “Of the Deep” as well as “Attack of the Axeman,” songs that peddle an epic flair with a classic metal foundation.

Formed in 2009 in Braunschweig, Germany, Booze Control came together at the spur of the moment when guitarist/vocalist David Kuri, bassist Steffen Kurth and drummer Lauritz “Lord” Jilge, were asked to assemble a band for a local event. The trio quickly gathered in a local rehearsal room to write songs in preparation for the show, thinking all along the band would be short-lived. But, to their surprise, more gigs followed, as did second guitarist Jendrik SeilerBooze Control started to enjoy their new compositions, which, in comparison to the more technical nature of their previous outfits, was welcome. Soon, their debut EP, Wanted, was released in 2009, followed up by 2011’s Don’t Touch While Running.

However, leading up to the creation of their 2013 album Heavy Metal, Kuri and Jilge had a revelation while watching Iron Maiden’s Beast Over Hammersmith live video. The conviction in which Bruce Dickinson sings, the energy of the band and the charisma they displayed while on stage needed to be followed in Booze Control. Prior, Booze Control was riding the somewhat clichéd boozed-out rock band angle a bit too hard with their first releases. While the songs were there, the delivery wasn’t, so the band made a concerted effort to improve their songwriting and stage presentation for Heavy Metal. They succeeded in doing so, setting them on a path for the ensuing 2016 The Lizard Rider album and their latest and first LP for Gates of Hell Records, Forgotten Lands.

Now ten years into their career, Booze Control has already gone well beyond their humble origins and party-time ethos. Booze Control invites you to take part in their continued evolution on Forgotten Lands.

Booze Control:

David Kuri – Guitar / Vocals

Steffen Kurth – Bass

Jendrik Seiler – Guitar

Lauritz Jikge – Drums

Booze Control Discography:

Wanted (Independent, 2018)

Don’t Touch While Running (Independent, 2009)

Heavy Metal (Independent, 2013)

The Lizard Rider (Inferno Records, 2016)

Forgotten Lands (Gates Of Hell Records, 2019)

More BOOZE CONTROL:

facebook.com/boozecontrol/

www.gatesofhellrecords.com/

Source:

ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE BOOZE CONTROL.

STONE.

MEGADETH – ‘The World Needs A Hero’ And ‘The System Has Failed’ Reissues Landing On February 15th, 2019

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From MEGADETH newsletter:

On February 15, 2019, we will reissue The System Has Failed and The World Needs a Hero on CD, vinyl and digital platforms. You can pre-order both albums now at smarturl.it/MegadethStore

MEGADETH‘s ninth studio album, The World Needs a Hero was originally released in May 2001 and was critically acclaimed as a return to a heavier musical direction for the band. It charted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 and received positive reviews across the music press.

The World Needs A Hero – Track Listing:

01. Disconnect
02. The World Needs a Hero
03. Moto Psycho
04. 1000 Times Goodbye
05. Burning Bridges
06. Promises
07. Recipe For Hate… Warhorse
08. Losing My Senses
09. Dread and the Fugitive Mind
10. Silent Scorn
11. Return to Hangar
12. When
13. Coming Home (CD Bonus Track)

* The full album has been newly remastered by Ted Jensen (GUNS N’ ROSES, MASTODON, MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM).

* Includes rare live bonus track “Coming Home” on the CD and digital versions.

* First time ever on vinyl in North America.

* CD has been out of print for five years.

MEGADETH‘s tenth studio album, The System Has Failed was originally released in September 2004. Following the direction set by its predecessor, The World Needs A Hero, it headed further into the bands thrashier past and was a hit amongst fans and critics alike. Debuting at No. 18 on the Billboard chart, the album received positive reviews across the board stating it as vital and solid.

The System Has Failed – Track Listing

01. Blackmail the Universe
02. Die Dead Enough
03. Kick the Chair
04. The Scorpion
05. Tears in a Vial
06. I Know Jack
07. Back in the Day
08. Something That I’m Not
09. Truth Be Told
10. Of Mice and Men
11. Shadow of Deth
12. My Kingdom
13. Time / Use the Man (Live) (CD Bonus Track)
14. The Conjuring (Live) (CD Bonus Track)

* The full album has been newly remastered by Ted Jensen (GUNS N’ ROSESMASTODONMACHINE HEADTRIVIUM).

* Includes rare live bonus tracks Time/Use the Man and The Conjuring on the CD and digital versions.

* First time ever on vinyl in North America.

* CD has been out of print for five years.

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

STONE.

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