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Moonspell, Swallow The Sun & Witherfall Tour Canceled

Posted in dark metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From: Witherfall newsletter:

Witherfall has absolutely nothing to do with this tour cancellation. We found out during rehearsals that the tour had been pulled, one week before the band were set to fly out to pick up our bus. Witherfall had every last production detail on our end completely solidified. Airline tickets, Bus, Trailer, Driver, Tour manager, Shipping of Tour merchandise (which has dates printed on them that no longer exist!!!) Rehearsals, Witherfall Beer at venues and countless other expenses that will not be reimbursed. Needless to say, we are devastated by this news. Each one of the aforementioned pieces took months of planning and every detail was carefully managed making this endeavor very time consuming and VERY expensive.

The reality of the math is Witherfall will need to eat the upfront costs of over $12K not including what our crew, and band members will lose because they turned down other work. None of these expenses will be recouped. We apologize to our fans that has had plans that were affected. We had every intention of bearing the cost to put the band out on the road. Again, we had everything planned and were ready and excited to get to play and meet the fans coming out.

We are extremely upset by this last minute rug pull. Even the best case scenario the band would still be operating at a loss but that is the price of bringing our music to you all. If you’d like to purchase a souvenir of tour and support the band (Tour Funeral Expenses) you can get one of these packages or a shirt here:

https://linktr.ee/Witherfall

GRAVE DIGGER – “Heart Of A Warrior” Video Teaser Released!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Rock Of Angels Records:

Taken from their upcoming album “Symbol Of Eternity” German Heavy Metal legends GRAVE DIGGER release their third single + matching video next week Friday, August 19th, 2022, check out the teaser here or below: https://youtu.be/HxmpXcBrRhk

Pre-order “Symbol Of Eternity” (out August 26, 2022): https://bit.ly/grave_digger_symbol_of_eternity

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SONATA ARCTICA – To Release “Acoustic Adventures – Volume Two” On September 30th Via Atomic Fire

Posted in folk metal, folk rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Jarkko Piipari

Finnish five-piece SONATA ARCTICA need no introduction. Besides significantly influencing the power/melodic metal scene, they’re a band that’s not only notorious for consistently delivering high quality studio albums but also for experimenting and breaking out of their musical comfort zone. Such musical flexibility has resulted in the aptly titled Acoustic Adventures touring cycles as well as the release of Volume One of their first acoustic album earlier this year.

Today, SONATA ARCTICA are pleased to announce that the continuation and second chapter of the aforementioned record is set to be unleashed to the world on September 30th via Atomic Fire. The release not only completes the special acoustic saga but serves to finally celebrate the kickoff of their Finnish/European Acoustic Adventures tour, which was postponed multiple times in the midst of the Covid pandemic.

Cover art by Janne Pitkänen

Acoustic AdventuresVolume Two – Track Listing:

  1. I Have A Right
  2. Black Sheep
  3. Half A Marathon Man
  4. Broken
  5. Letter To Dana
  6. FullMoon
  7. Shamandalie
  8. San Sebastian
  9. Gravenimage
  10. Flag In The Ground
  11. My Land
  12. Victoria’s Secret

Like Acoustic AdventuresVolume One, the new offering was recorded and produced by Mikko Tegelman alongside the band at Studio57 in Finland while the cover artwork was designed by Janne Pitkänen.

Preorders as well as the first digital single, the acoustic version of fan favorite “I Have A Right,” will be available next week, on Friday, August 12th. Presave the track now HERE.

In the meantime, find info and tickets for the band’s upcoming tour at THIS LOCATION.

And get in the mood by revisiting Acoustic AdventuresVolume One. Watch SONATA ARCTICA’s previously released lyric video for “The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me” HEREand “For The Sake Of Revenge” HERE. Stream/purchase the album HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

MEGADETH – Will Perform At Wacken Open Air 2023

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From MEGADETH newsletter:

We are thrilled to be the first band announced for Wacken Open Air 2023! Excited to take part in this legendary festival once again. See you next year!!

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

CAPRA – Metallic Hardcore Outfit Announces September Tour With The Grasshopper Lies Heavy + Shows With Eyehategod, Exhorder, KEN Mode, And More!

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Louisiana-based metallic hardcore outfit CAPRA will return to the stage next month with Texas post hardcore outfit, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy. The journey runs from September 16th in Austin, Texas and closes with a performance at Furnace Fest in Birmingham, Alabama on September 23rd. The week-long tour includes two shows supporting statemates Eyehategod.

Comments guitarist Tyler Harper, “With Furnace Fest coming up, we’re beyond ready to be back on the road with our friends in The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, one of the sickest bands in the Texas underground right now and to be doing a few shows with the legendary Eyehategod! These dates are going to be a blast and among our last few shows of the year. Come out and party with us!”

Additionally, the band will terrorize their home state in October on a pair of shows supporting Exhorder as well as a show with KEN Mode Halloween night. See all confirmed dates below.

CAPRA w/ The Grasshopper Lies Heavy:
9/16/2022 The Lost Well – Austin, TX w/ Eyehategod
9/17/2022 Growl and Division Brewery – Arlington, TX w/ Eyehategod
9/18/2022 Labyrinth⁠ – Little Rock, AR
9/20/2022 Sundown Tavern⁠ – Ruston, LA
9/21/2022 TBA – New Orleans, LA
9/22/2022 Thirsty Hippo⁠ – Hattiesburg, MS
9/23/2022 Furnace Fest – Birmingham, AL +⁠
w/ Exhorder:
10/27/2022 Grant Street Music Hall – Lafayette, LA
10/28/2022 The Lot Downtown – Shreveport, LA
w/ KEN Mode, Frail Body, UT/EX:
10/31/2022 Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA

+CAPRA only

Preview and purchase In Transmission at: blacklightmediarecords.com/capra.

Formed in 2016 by guitarist Tyler Harper and drummer Jeremy Randazzo, the initial idea for CAPRA was to create something that would be fresh while still giving listeners a sense of nostalgia for the sounds of the late ’90s and early 2000s hardcore and punk scenes. Following various lineup changes, and adding Crow Lotus (vocals), Trevor Alleman (guitar), and Ben Paramore (bass) to their ranks, everything came together. In Transmission — recorded with Jai Benoit (Golgothan, Father Rust), then mixed by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues), and mastered by Brad Boatright (Pig Destroyer, Integrity, Torche, Idle Hands) — represents the culmination of years of hard work, reflecting everything they’ve been writing and pouring into the band since solidifying the lineup.

“We wanted it to be the heaviest and most complete record we could possibly lay down, composed of only the best songs we’ve written over years of playing together,” says Paramore. “It’s the best set of songs we’ve ever had, and we’re all extremely proud of them, and each other, so we hope it sounds like a total passion project — because it is.”

CAPRA:
Crow Lotus – vocals
Tyler Harper – guitar
Trevor Alleman – guitar
Jeremy Randazzo – drums
Ben Paramore – bass

Source: EARSPLIT PR

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S 50th Anniversary Universal World Tour 2022 – Dates, Cities And Venues Listed!

Posted in classic rock, guitar legends, guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

MSG will embark upon an extended US tour this Fall. The trek will commence on September 27th and run through November 6th. From there, the band will head to Japan. Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below:

MSG w/ Eric Martin, Images Of Eden:
9/27/2022 The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA *low tickets*
9/28/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
9/29/2022 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA *low tickets*
10/01/2022 Saban Theater – Los Angeles, CA
10/02/2022 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
10/04/2022 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
10/06/2022 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
10/07/2022 Des Plaines Theater – Des Plaines, IL
10/08/2022 Arcada Theater – St. Charles, IL *Sold Out
10/09/2022 Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
10/11/2022 The Art Theater – Hobart, IN
0/12/2022 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN
10/14/2022 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
10/15/2022 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
10/16/2022 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
10/17/2022 Jergels – Pittsburgh, PA
10/19/2022 The Vault – New Bedford, MA *MSG only
10/20/2022 Flying Monkey – Plymouth, NH
10/21/2022 Cabot Theater – Beverly, MA
10/22/2022 Sony Hall – New York, NY
10/23/2022 Newton Theater – Newton, NJ
10/25/2022 Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA
10/26/2022 Tally Ho – Leesburg, VA
10/27/2022 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA

w/ Damon Johnson & The Get Ready, Images Of Eden:
10/29/2022 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
10/30/2022 Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN

w/ W.A.S.P., Armored Saint:
11/02/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
11/03/2022 Concrete Street Pavilion – Corpus Christi TX
11/04/2022 Eaton Arena – San Antonio, TX
11/05/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
11/06/2022 Tulsa Theater – Tulsa, OK

MSGJapan Tour 2022:
11/21/2022 Nakano Sun Plaza Hall – Tokyo, JP
11/22/2022 Nakano Sun Plaza Hall – Tokyo, JP
11/24/2022 Zepp Namba – Osaka, JP

MSG:
Michael Schenker – lead guitar
Ronnie Romero – vocals
Bodo Schopf – drums
Steve Mann – keyboards, guitars
Barend Courbois – bass

Source: EARSPLIT PR

Melodic Power Metal Act DRAGONLAND Releases Music Video Of Upcoming, New Album “The Power Of The Nightstar”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

More than ten years without a new studio album could be reason enough for a band to fall into oblivion, unless of course they left a lasting impression on their fans before their hiatus. In case of Swedish melodic metal masters DRAGONLAND, who have inspired their extensive following repeatedly since the release of their debut “The Battle Of The Ivory Plains” in 2001, the anticipation of new material has continued to grow from year to year since their 2011 release “Under The Grey Banner”. Finally, DRAGONLAND returns to the heavy music scene, with their brand new, colossal album “The Power Of The Nightstar” which is slated for a release on October 14, 2022 via AFM Records!

Following the previously-released, first single and album title track, now, DRAGONLAND shared a music video for a new song, “Flight From Destruction”, showcasing the album’s amazing range of wonderfully haunting, fast-paced melodic metal the band is known and loved for!

Watch DRAGONLAND’s brand new music video for ‘Flight From Destruction‘ HERE

Get the song on all digital platforms HERE!

“The Power Of The Nightstar” impressively illustrates, that DRAGONLAND continue to be among the most energetic and passionate bands of their genre. The album is not only the band’s longest and most elaborate record to date, it also documents a remarkable artistic development.

“The overall approach is a bit more cinematic sound-wise than our earlier releases,” keyboardist Elias Holmlid explains, adding: “Compared to ‘Under The Grey Banner’, the new album features more electronic elements while retaining and refining the symphonic parts. Fans of Dragonland will definitely recognize the songwriting style, which we’ve taken to even more epic proportions this time around, with dense choirs and maximized production values.”

DRAGONLAND‘s upcoming magnum opus was mixed and mastered by studio icon Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, and will be available on October 14, 2022 through AFM Records. The pre-sale has just started at THIS LOCATION!

“The Power Of The Nightstar” – track listing:

01. The Awakening
02. A Light in the Dark
03. Flight from Destruction
04. Through Galaxies Endless
05. The Scattering of Darkness
06. A Threat from Beyond the Shadows
07. Aphelion
08. Celestial Squadron
09. Resurrecting an Ancient Technology
10. The Power of the Nightstar
11. Final Hour
12. Journey’s End
13. Oblivion

Source: AFM Records

Witherfall – Announce New Keyboardist/Guitarist

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, prog metal music with tags , , , , , , , on August 1, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Witherfall are happy to announce that Multi-Instrumentalist Gerry Hirschfeld will be joining the band. We are excited to have a second guitarist back in the live show. Gerry is also an accomplished Pianist and Vocalist. The band sounds better than ever and we are looking forward to the new versatile journey ahead.

Gerry Hirschfeld and Chris Tsaganeas(Drummer)

Get tickets and this sick Witherfall Tour shirt here! Supplies are limited. https://linktr.ee/Witherfall

MISFIRE – Chicago Thrash Trio To Support Warbringer On US Tour This September – “Sympathy For The Ignorant” Debut Out Now On MNRK Heavy

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Wombat Fire

Chicago-based thrash trio MISFIRE will support Warbringer on their upcoming US run of live dates! The Unraveling Tour begins September 13th in Fresno, California and runs through October 1st in West Hollywood, California. Additional support will be provided by Heathen, making it one thrash tour not to be missed!

Comments MISFIRE drummer James Nicademus, “We are proud and honored to be welcomed as a part of the US Unraveling tour with our friends Warbringer and thrash metal legends Heathen. See you all soon!”

Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.

MISFIRE w/ Warbringer, Heathen:
9/13/2022 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
9/14/2022 The Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
9/15/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA
9/16/2022 Mano Oculta PDX – Portland, OR
9/17/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/18/2022 The Shredder – Boise, ID
9/19/2022 HQ – Denver, CO
9/21/2022 1867 Bar – Lincoln, NE
9/22/2022 89th St. Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
9/23/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
9/24/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
9/25/2022 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
9/26/2022 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
9/27/2022 Last Exit Live – Phoenix, AZ
9/28/2022 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/29/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/30/2022 Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
10/1/2022 Whisky-A-Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA

MISFIRE will be touring in support of Sympathy For The Ignorant, their ferocious debut full-length released through MNRK Heavy earlier this year. Conjuring old-school flavored thrash metal devastation with the kind of bombastic firepower that could wake the dead, MISFIRE creates more of a racket than bands twice their size, unleashing song after song of unrelenting savagery. It’s music that could have arrived in the thrash golden age of 1986, when bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Dark Angel, and Sodom delivered crucial records. And yet MISFIRE is forward-thinking, injecting modern metal mastery into their brew for a potent and timeless sound.

Captured in a small studio and engineered by vocalist/bassist Sean Coogan, MISFIRE’s Sympathy For The Ignorant is free from click-tracks and other unnecessary frills, projecting the purity of what three musicians raised on Pantera and the Big 4 sound like in a room together. The record is heavy, brawny, and confident, filled with the kind of earworm thrash metal riffs that sends aspiring players to the guitar store.

Sympathy For The Ignorant is available on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION.

View the band’s previously released videos for “Fractured” HERE, “Red Flag” HERE, and “War Of Mine” HERE.

MISFIRE:
Jay Johnson – vocals/guitar
Sean Coogan – vocals/bass
James Nicademus – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MISFIRE.

Western Canada’s Decibel Breaking Metal Fest LOUD AS HELL Celebrates 10 Years!

Posted in dark metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

w/ AngelMaker, Endast, Neck of The Woods, Carcosa, WAKE and more!

July 29 – July 31 – Drumheller, AB @ Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds

Social Media Hashtag #LAHX

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Canadian extreme music festival LOUD AS HELL will be celebrating 10 years of roaring decibel-breaking metal from July 29th to 31st at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds in Drumheller, AB.

LOUD AS HELL has hosted hundreds of Canadian and international bands annually since the first metal jamboree in 2012 with exception of 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. During its decade of showcasing Canadian and international bands to Alberta metal fans, the festival has grown into a pilgrimage for metalheads from across Canada. Past years have hosted headliners such as Into Eternity, Goatwhore, Battlecross, Fit for An Autopsy, Anciients, Archspire, Unleash The Archers, Striker, KEN mode, Obey The Brave, Protest the Hero among many more.

This year’s 2022 lineup is another special one with headliners Vancouver’s AngelMaker bringing their guttural and brutal beauty to the LAH stage for the first time in support of their latest album “Sanctum” along with LAH alumni Neck of The Woods for the Sunday festivities. The lineup also witnesses the reunion of Montreal metalcore titans Endast along with a rare appearance from Calgary’s prog squad Divinity for the Saturday moshpit. And for the Friday opening night, the venomous deathcore of Vancouver’s Carcosa and Calgary blackened death eaters Plaguebringer will set off the debauchery of extreme proportions.

TICKETS FOR LAH X NOW AVAILABLE at the following link – www.loudashell.ca/tickets

All bands on LAH 2022 can be heard at this festival lineup Spotify playlist – https://spoti.fi/3IGRtv7

LAH will be closely monitoring guidelines and updates from Alberta’s provincial government for Covid protocols.

Loud As Hell 2022 Lineup:

Thursday, July 28
Festival Kick-Off Show at Neighbours’ Corner Pub
All Else Fails
ParamNesia
Crimson Caliber
Whorrify

Friday, July 29
Carcosa
Plaguebringer
The Unending
Juliet Ruin
Witchmayne
Osyron
Snakepit
My Mortal Remains
No More Moments

Saturday, July 30
Endast, Divinity
Immortal Possession
WMD
Syryn
Exterminatus
Ophelia Falling
Tymo
Detherous
Devolver
Flashback
Wthcnvctn
Rising Sun
Silent Line
Call Of The Siren
Moosifix
Lost Nebula

Sunday, July 31
AngelMaker
Neck Of The Woods
Wake
Thunderor
Votov
Tortured Saint
Anarcheon
Forsaken Rite
Kosm
My Hollow
Atavistia
Hyperia
Blackest Sin
Stench Of Death
Honour Bound

More info: LoudAsHell.ca

Source: Asher Media Relations

L.A. Heavy Metal Machine RESISTANCE Releases “Skulls Of My Enemy” On Pure Steel Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Cover Artwork by – Dusan Markovic

Los Angeles (CA) – Traditional Heavy Metal stalwarts RESISTANCE have released long-awaited new album Skulls of My Enemy on CD and digital formats via Pure Steel Records. Written and recorded during the darkest days of the pandemic, Skulls Of My Enemy offers eight new songs (plus the Intro) that are an ode to Heavy Metal.

Skulls of My Enemy is streaming on most major digital platforms, including YouTube and Spotify.

Purchase: puresteel-shop.com/RESISTANCE-Skulls-Of-My-Enemy_2

RESISTANCE have crossed swords once more to call down the thunder with their finest album to date. Skulls of my Enemy is an anthem-laced call to arms, which will rally the metal legions worldwide. RESISTANCE have captured the sound and energy of their live performance with a sonic battle cry from the stage straight through your skull. Skulls of my Enemy delivers on all things you expect from The Los Angeles Metal Machine.

Since their 2000 inception, RESISTANCE have become one of the standout bands carrying the torch of the NWOTHM. Through years of writing, recording and touring through North America, South America, Europe and the Mediterranean, RESISTANCE have forged and refined their brand of American Power Metal. The quintet has released four prior studio albums and have now ridden into battle with its fifth release on Pure Steel Records.

Skulls Of My Enemy was recorded at the band’s own studio, The Metal Room. It was mixed and mastered by Ronald Sandoval at Rev Studios in Chino CA.

Skulls Of My Enemy is the culmination of all things RESISTANCE and it will hit you like a hammer strike to an anvil! Hail to the Horns!

Track Listing:

  1. Call to Arms (Intro)
  2. Valhalla has Locked its Doors
  3. On Dragon Wings
  4. Earthshaker
  5. Nordic Witch
  6. Empires Fall
  7. Templar’s Creed
  8. Awaken the Necromancer
  9. Metallium

Line-Up:

Robbie Hett – vocals
Dan Luna – guitars
Nano Lugo – guitars
Paul Shigo – Bass
Matt Ohnemus – Drums

Source: ClawHammer PR

puresteel-records.com

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Announces North American Fall Headlining Tour + Band To Headline First Annual Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Denver!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on July 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Alex Morgan

Death metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE will close out 2022 with a North American headlining tour! The month-long journey will commence November 3rd in Silver Springs, Maryland and run through December 10th in St. Petersburg, Florida with support provided by Dark Funeral, Immolation, and Black Anvil. The trek includes a headlining performance at the first annual Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Denver on December 2nd. Additionally, the band will appear on this year’s edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival this September. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, July 22nd at 10:00am local time. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE:
9/08/2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival @ Virginia International Raceway – Alton, VA
w/ Dark Funeral, Immolation, Black Anvil:

11/03/2022 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
11/04/2022 Empire Live – Albany, NY
11/05/2022 MTELUS – Montreal, QC
11/06/2022 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
11/08/2022 The Agora – Cleveland, OH
11/09/2022 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
11/10/2022 Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
11/11/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/12/2022 The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
11/15/2022 The Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB
11/17/2022 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/18/2022 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/19/2022 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
11/21/2022 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/22/2022 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
11/23/2022 The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
11/25/2022 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/26/2022 Encore – Tucson, AZ
11/28/2022 Empire Garage – Austin, TX
11/29/2022 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
11/30/2022 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City

12/02/2022 Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest @ Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
12/03/2022 The Granada – Lawrence, KS
12/04/2022 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
12/05/2022 The Apollo Theatre AC – Belvidere, IL
12/06/2022 The Vogue Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
12/08/2022 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
12/09/2022 Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
12/10/2022 Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL

Preview and purchase Violence Unimagined at metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.

CANNIBAL CORPSE continues to tour in support of their critically cherished Violence Unimagined full-length, released last year via Metal Blade Records. Comprising eleven tracks, Violence Unimagined is state of the art death metal played with passion and breathless precision, making for another flawless addition to what is inarguably one of the premier catalogues of the genre.

While they continue to do what they do with aplomb, the one substantial change to CANNIBAL CORPSE is the addition of guitarist Erik Rutan to their ranks, joining bassist Alex Webster, founding drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, guitarist Rob Barrett, and vocalist GeorgeCorpsegrinderFisher. Known for his roles in Morbid Angel, Ripping Corpse, and most notably fronting the mighty Hate Eternal, Rutan has long established himself as one of the most dynamic forces in contemporary death metal. Simultaneously, he has built up a reputation as one of the most in demand producers in metal, having previously produced four CANNIBAL CORPSE albums (in addition to Violence Unimagined), alongside the likes of Goatwhore, Soilent Green, and Belphegor. Filling in live on guitar since 2019, in 2020 he became a full member, contributing to the writing process.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

THE 69 EYES – Helsinki Vampires Unleash Dark New Summer Single “Call Me Snake” – Preorders For “Drive” Limited Vinyl EP Now Available

Posted in gothic metal, gothic metal bands, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

After twelve studio albums and several #1 chart positions in Finland, THE 69 EYES have no plans of slowing down. The band recently announced a massive European Fall tour from October through December 2022 and are also working on a new full-length studio release that will see the light of day in early 2023. In the meantime, the Helsinki Vampires allow no rest for the wicked and have unleashed a brand new single: “Call Me Snake.” It’s a dark summer hit, mixing an ‘80s gothic vibe with hard rocking guitars. Imagine The Stooges meeting early Ministry and ‘90s horror movies, and a track that shines through its simplicity yet still offers crazy twists around every corner.

“It’s 1997 in John Carpenter’s Escape From New York sci-fi classic and Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken saves the world,” comments vocalist Jyrki 69. “These are the thematic elements for ‘Call Me Snake’ and the world will be saved again!”

Stream or download “Call Me Snake” at THIS LOCATION

And for those who enjoyed the band’s previously released single “Drive,” THE 69 EYES have a special surprise up their sleeve: On September 16th, they will release a limited edition vinyl EP featuring the three brand-new tracks of this year plus one bonus live song.

Drive Track Listing:

  1. Drive
  2. Call Me Snake
  3. California
  4. Two Horns Up (Live) * available on vinyl only, not digitally

You can preorder the vinyl EP HERE. View the band’s video for “Drive” HERE

Additionally, THE 69 EYES recently announced tours in Europe in November and December 2022, with industrial pioneers Ministry and horror rockers Wednesday 13. Stay up to date with the band’s upcoming live dates including a variety of Summer festivals, HERE.

THE 69 EYES:
Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

RIVERS OF NIHIL – Announces Eight Headlining Shows During North American Fall Tour Supporting The Contortionist

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on July 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Mike Truehart

RIVERS OF NIHIL has confirmed headlining performances in Arkansas, New Mexico, Iowa, New York, Ohio, and Tennessee through September and October during the off-dates of their North American tour supporting The Contortionist.

The full, month-long journey begins on September 11th in Dallas, Texas and runs through October 15th in Indianapolis, Indiana and will find RIVERS OF NIHIL performing their latest full-length, the critically adored The Work, in its entirety with the bonus of a special encore on all headlining dates. Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.

Preview and purchase The Work at metalblade.com/riversofnihil.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

BLOOD OF INDIGO – “Dawn Of The Shaded World” Releases On August 26th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On August 26th, 2022 symphonic gothic metal band BLOOD OF INDIGO will unleash their debut album Dawn of the Shaded World.

The band comments:

“We poured every ounce of love and passion into this album. Each song is like a carefully crafted dish from a Dark Fantasy Metal buffet. Every song tells its own story and was inspired by our favourite video games. We gave our devoted attention to every little detail and we hope this album will inspire someone to create. Dawn of The Shaded World is everything we’ve dreamed of and more.”

Become immersed in the dark, fantastical world that surrounds BLOOD OF INDIGO. Legend has it that the dark, majestic project hail from Toronto, Canada, and seek to indulge in their passion for storytelling through epic music.

The dynamic trio’s creative influences spawn from metal bands including DIMMU BORGIR, NIGHTWISH and DREAM THEATER, along video games such as Dark Souls, Hollow Knight and Bloodborne. The origins of this mystic ensemble are all but lost, scrolls from the distant era of 2017 reveal that following advice from Lindsay Schoolcraft to pursue his dream of being a metal vocalist, Alex Centorame formed the band in that year with Mariusz Syposz. The third companion Nathan Gross joined forces with the line-up shortly after. Thriving in the realms of horror and fantasy, they sought a title that would live up to the bravery, majesty and wonder – and BLOOD OF INDIGO was born.

Watch the video for “Angelus The ‘Faceless’ Vampire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZpVZ3vyBAU

BLOOD OF INDIGO is currently preparing to unveil lyric videos for “Angelus, the ‘Faceless’ Vampire” and “Sphynx, Collector of Eyes”, before unleashing their eagerly awaited debut album Dawn of The Shaded World. The album also features a guest appearance from Juno nominated singer/songwriter Lindsay Schoolcraft.

Band Members:
Alex Centorame (Sen-Tor-Ah- Mee) – Vocals/Lyrics
Nathan Gross (Grr-Oh-Ss) – Keyboards/Orchestrations
Mariusz Syposz (Suh-Pose) – Guitars/Drum Programming

Source: C Squared Music

CASTRATOR – Release Video For “Inquisition Sins” – New Studio Album “Defiled In Oblivion” Releases On July 22nd

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Cover art for Defiled in Oblivion by Jon Zig.

New York-based old-school, all-female death squad CASTRATOR have launched the video for “Inquisition Sins,” the newest track off their forthcoming album Defiled in Oblivion. The song features a guest guitar solo from OBITUARY guitarist Kenny Andrews.

Drummer Carolina Perez, who edited and produced the video, comments on the song, “The lyrics talk about the Catholic Church dark era of the Inquisition terror when “witches were burnt alive” (regular people) for being wise or just being themselves.”

The video comes via an exclusive premiere hosted by Brooklyn Vegan. Watch “Inquisition Sins” now at this location.

With their third release to date, the New York four-piece have perfected their blend of fierce old-school USDM to a fault. More uncompromising and ruthless than ever before, CASTRATOR’s zero-fucks-given approach rips and shreds across 9 hypnotically violent new tracks (alongside a cover of Venom’s Countess Bathory) and makes Defiled in Oblivion a release to be reckoned with. Boys club beware!

Dark Descent Records will release Defiled in Oblivion on July 22. Pre-order the album at darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com

Revolver Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, Decibel Magazine, and Gimme Metal Radio are all offering limited edition vinyl variants of Defiled in Oblivion. Each edition is limited to 100 copies.

Get the Neon-Violet Galaxy variant from Revolver and Brooklyn Vegan.

Get the Hot Pink and Black Galaxy variant from Decibel Magazine

Get the Magenta and Aqua Blue variant from Gimme Metal Radio

Pre-order Defiled in Oblivion on all other formats from Dark Descent Records.

Defiled in Oblivion Tracklisting:

  1. Dawa of Yousafzai
  2. Tormented by Atrocities
  3. Befoul My Existence
  4. Inquisition Sins
  5. Voices of Evirato
  6. Forsaken and Deprived
  7. Sinister Mind
  8. Purge the Rotten (Ones)
  9. Tyrant’s Verdict
  10. Countess Bathory (Venom cover)

CASTRATOR:
Robin Mazen – Bass
Carolina Perez – Drums
Kimberly Orellana – Guitars
Clarissa Badini – Vocals

Source: ClawHammer PR

www.darkdescentrecords.com

LONG LIVE CASTRATOR.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 12

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 12, 2004 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield, Massachusetts. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. Into the Void
  5. Sweet Leaf
  6. Black Sabbath
  7. Snowblind
  8. Iron Man
  9. Children of the Grave
  10. Paranoid

On July 12, 2016 – BLACK SABBATH perform at Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, Russia. This was during The End tour. This would be the last time BLACK SABBATH would perform in Moscow, Russia. The set list below:

  1. Black Sabbath
  2. Fairies Wear Boots
  3. After Forever
  4. Into The Void
  5. Snowblind
  6. War Pigs
  7. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
  8. N.I.B.
  9. Hand Of Doom
  10. Drum Solo
  11. Iron Man
  12. Dirty Women
  13. Children Of The Grave
  14. Encore: Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

TOXIK – Release New Single “Creating The Abyss” – Issue Accompanying Lyric Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Guitarist Josh Christian about the song: “This song takes on the concept of wage slavery by using a scene from the Kinross’ Paracatu gold mine in Brazil, one of the largest in the world. Slavery is alive and well, and we wear it around our necks and on our fingers everyday. A brutal syncopated riff adorned with polyphonic and angular harmonies and solos…Toxik strikes again!”

Watch the accompanying lyric video for the song on: https://youtu.be/sTr1qRnyQxo

You can also stream the song here: https://bfan.link/creatingtheabyss-single

“Dis Morta” marks the thrash metal legends’ third full-length album, and picks up where “Think This”, the band’s second album, leaves off. It’s an ambitious album with very little regard for tradition or even expectation – it’s honest and real, and the heaviest TOXIK release yet!

You can pre-order the album as a CD Digipak as well as limited edition vinyl LP in selected online stores – click here » https://lnk.to/dismorta

“Dis Morta” was mixed by Martin Furia, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum / Appelbaum Mastering. The album’s cover artwork was designed by Alcides Burn / Burn Artworks.

The album will be released on August 5, 2022 via Massacre Records.

TOXIK – Dis Morta – CD Digipak

  1. Dis Morta
  2. Feeding Frenzy
  3. The Radical
  4. Power
  5. Hyper Reality
  6. Creating The Abyss
  7. Straight Razor
  8. Chasing Mercury
  9. Devil In The Mirror
  10. Judas

Pre-order » https://lnk.to/dismorta

Videos:

Creating The Abyss (Lyric Video) – https://youtu.be/sTr1qRnyQxo
Power (Lyric Video) – https://youtu.be/TFX8GnZPUEk

Singles (Streaming Links):

Creating The Abyss – https://bfan.link/creatingtheabyss-single
Power – https://bfan.link/power-single

Source: Massacre Records

LONG LIVE TOXIK.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 11th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 11, 1995 – BLACK SABBATH performed at The Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was during the Forbidden Tour. The BLACK SABBATH lineup on this tour: Tony Iommi (guitar), Tony Martin (vocals), Cozy Powell (drums), Neil Murray (bass), and Geoff Nicholls (keyboards).

Photo credit: Ozzfest Facebook

On July 11, 1999 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest in Retama Park in Selma, Texas. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. Sweet Leaf
  5. Electric Funeral
  6. After Forever
  7. Into the Void
  8. Snowblind
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. Iron Man
  11. Embryo
  12. Children of the Grave
  13. Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

BLASTED HEATH – Announce “Vela” – Release New Single “Ape”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on July 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Wise Blood Records presents the debut LP from Indianapolis black metal/thrash cosmonauts BLASTED HEATH.

Vela is a blast of blackened chaos from distant galaxies, mastered by death metal legend Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH). Imagine early BATHORY mixed with DARKTHRONE’s grim eclecticism and BLACK BREATH‘s punk grime. Mutate that sound with Lovecraftian psychedelia and you get this unforgettable album.

According to the band, the lyrical concepts project “a deep fascination with outer space phenomena mixed with a certain existential dread.”Between world-ending riffs, BLASTED HEATH populate their songs with Killanovas and celestial beasts. Vela will rocket you into the perilous darkness of deep space on August 12th. Out on CD, Cassette, and Digital from Wise Blood Records.

Pre-Order/Listen to the first single “Ape” here:
https://blastedheathindy.bandcamp.com/album/vela

BLASTED HEATH:

Kyle Shumaker – Guitars/Vocals
Billy DeRocker – Guitars
Joe Clark – Bass
Conrad Cotterman – Drums

Source: C Squared Music

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