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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.

WAR CURSE SIGN WITH SVART RECORDS

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Ohio thrashers WAR CURSE are pleased to announce that they have signed with influential European label SVART RECORDS to release their debut full-length album, Eradication. The album will be released on CD, digital and vinyl on May 10th, 2019.

The band commented: 

Eradication is the culmination of the tireless effort and improvements we’ve made as a band since the release of Final Days in 2015. We couldn’t be more excited to enter the next chapter of our musical careers and to show everyone the new and refined War Curse. It’s with great pleasure that we have partnered with Svart Records to release Eradication into the world later this year. We believe that they share our vision and values, allowing us to deliver an uncompromised product that is uniquely and genuinely our creation.”

About War Curse:

Forged in tradition and unconcerned with industry trends, War Curse walks a path blazed by thrash metal titans of yesteryear while creating a distinct imprint of their own. High energy shows across the map garnered War Curse the reputation of being a must see live act, captivating fans young and old with their thoughtfully written, no holds barred brand of metal. The band’s true to roots Bay Area sound has resonated with crowds and media alike, giving War Curse the ability to transcend genre lines and appeal to everyone from diehards to casuals. Simply put, War Curse is a sleeping giant ready to emerge as the next torchbearers.

War Curse:

Blaine Gordon – vocals
Justin Roth – guitar
Joshua Murphy – guitar
James Goetz – drums
Jason Vie Brooks – bass

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE WAR CURSE.

STONE.

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.

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.

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