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SKANNERS – To Play Metal For Emergency Festival!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 18, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Italian Legendary Heavy Metallers SKANNERS are confirmed for Metal for Emergency Festival, taking place on August 4th in Bergamo, Italy! Free entrance. The festival will be headlined by ANTHRAX. Get more information here: http://www.metalforemergency.it

SKANNERS released their new album “Temptation” on April 26th in Europe via Self Distribuzione Milano and CODE 7 /Plastic Head UK for ALPHA OMEGA Records! The album is available for streaming and orders at:

Bandcamp: https://skanners.bandcamp.com/releases

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2No1bt9aP1PD9tsK0cNBY8?si=0_apHhgLT–sBySDNQa67g

Just recently SKANNERS unleashed a new video for the song “In Flammen 666”, taken from the band’s new album “Temptation”! Watch “In Flammen 666” video here:

Click here for the SKANNERS YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/W6S2p2JgtlM

Next SKANNERS shows:

July 11th-13th – In Flammen Open Air – Germany

August 4th – Metal For Evergecy Festival – Italy

More dates TBA.

Bolzano, Italy based heavy metal legends SKANNERS were formed in 1982. In 1986 they released the debut LP “Dirty Armada”, in Germany the band won widespread public approval and critical acclaim, becoming pioneers in the New Wave of Italian heavy metal. SKANNERS have shared stages with legends as DEEP PURPLE, IN FLAMES, SAVAGE, DARK FUNERAL, VADER, METAL CHURCH, GIRLSCHOOL, MOTORHEAD, HALLOWEEN, SAXON, MANOWAR, DIO, TWISTED SISTER and many others. SKANNERS’ latest, eighth album (CD/DVD) “Eins Zwei Drei Metal Party Live” came out in 2015 (dedicated to their former guitarist and founding member, Max Quinzio, who died in February of 2014). The band’s new album “Temptation” has been released in Europe on April 26th via Self Distribuzione Milano and CODE 7 /Plastic Head UK for ALPHA OMEGA Records!

More information at:

BAND: https://www.facebook.com/Skanners-319842227237 | http://www.skanners.it

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE SKANNERS.

STONE.

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ENFORCED – WAR Records To Release “At The Walls” LP From Richmond Crossover Outfit; Tour Dates With Iron Reagan, Sacred Reich And Leeway Closing In

Posted in hardcore metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 2, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

WAR Records welcomes Richmond, Virginia-based crossover outfit ENFORCED to the label roster and is currently preparing the band’s At The Walls LP for summer release. With the album’s final details being sorted for pressing, the band is about to embark on a run of tour dates through the Northeastern US and into Canada supporting a vicious tour package with Sacred Reich, Iron Reagan, and Leeway.

Formed in 2016, ENFORCED picks up where Sepultura and Cro-Mags left off and infuses their own volatile, hardcore fury into the hardcore/thrash crossover sound of the late ’80s. Fronted by a voice that could only belong to that of a madman and unloading nonstop blazing riffs and pummeling breakdowns in every track, the band demolishes everything in their path, leaving a trail of smoldering wreckage and pure decimation anywhere they perform.

ENFORCED‘s impending At The Walls LP features a remixed and remastered version of the 2017 demo and their “Retaliation” promo, and introduces two brand new songs to the mix. All tracks were recorded by Bob Quirk and mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy, Candy). In addition, Dwid Hellion (Integrity, Psywarfare) provides guest vocals to the track “Skinned Alive” who also created the apocalyptic album artwork for the LP.

Expect nothing but total war on stage from ENFORCED as they explode into 2019; a must-hear for fans of classic crossover/thrash from Nuclear Assault, Demolition Hammer, and Devastation, as well as modern shredders Skeletal Remains, Foreseen, and War Hungry. Watch for the final details on ENFORCED‘s At The Walls LP to be issued in the days ahead for an early summer release through WAR Records.

In the meantime, check out a vicious ENFORCED live set from United Blood 2019 earlier this month RIGHT HERE or below:

ENFORCED is booking tour dates into the summer months surrounding the release of the LP. Beginning next week, they will be out on the road supporting Sacred Reich, Iron Reagan, and Leeway from May 9th through May 17th, with shows in Asbury Park, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Boston, Albany, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, and Toronto. ENFORCED tours home with shows in Philadelphia and Virginia Beach, followed by a hometown show supporting Accused AD on May 25th. Additional tour dates are to be expected through the coming months.

ENFORCED Tour Dates:

5/09/2019 House Of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ *

5/10/2019 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA *

5/11/2019 Metro – Baltimore, MD *

5/12/2019 Once Ballroom – Boston, MA *

5/13/2019 The Low Beat – Albany, NY

5/14/2019 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH *

5/15/2019 Reggies – Chicago, IL *

5/16/2019 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI *

5/17/2019 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON *

5/18/2019 Cousin Danny’s – Philadelphia, PA

5/19/2019 West Beach Tavern – Virginia Beach, VA

5/25/2019 Wonderland – Richmond, VA ^

* w/ Iron Reagan, Sacred Reich, Leeway

^ w/ Accused AD

ENFORCED:

Knox Colby – vocals

Will Wagstaff – lead guitar

Ethan Gensurowsky – bass

Zach Monahan – guitar

Alex Bishop – drums

More band & label info:

https://www.facebook.com/enforcedrva

https://enforced.bandcamp.com

http://www.war-rec.com

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE ENFORCED.

STONE.

AGE OF THE WOLF – Sign With Aural Music

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 24, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Costa Rican doom metal band AGE OF THE WOLF have signed with Aural Music to release their new album Ouroboric Trances on May 10 2019. The album will be made available on CD, vinyl and digital formats.

The band commented: “we are excited to sign with the ever-growing Italian label ‘Aural Music’. This is a big step for the band and the entire country, since this is the first band in it’s genre to be signed by an international label in Costa Rica, and now with the momentum, the band’s not planning on stopping anytime soon.”

More information will be available soon.

More band info:

https://www.facebook.com/ageofthewolf/

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE AGE OF THE WOLF.

STONE.

ULTHAR – Bay Area Death Trio Begins North American Tour; Trailer Posted

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 22, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Bay area death trio ULTHAR will kick off a brutalizing North American tour today in Oakland, California. The trek will make its way through nearly three-dozen cities, coming to a close May 24th in Santa Fe, New Mexico. See all confirmed dates below and view the tour trailer HERE.

Featuring within its ranks Shelby Lermo (Vastum, Extremity), Justin Ennis (Void Omnia, ex-Mutilation Rites, ex-Tombs), and Steve Peacock (Mastery, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis, Pale Chalice), ULTHAR is touring in support of their Cosmovore debut LP, released late last year via 20 Buck Spin. Cosmovore was engineered, recorded, and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Deathgrave) at Earhammer Studios, mastered by Justin Weis at Trackworx, and unleashes the feral urgency of dizzying, Absu-like black metal with the bludgeoning ferocity of classic death metal. Thematically heavy on weird, supernatural horror and a bizarre Rudimentary Peni surrealism, ULTHAR is a difficult to classify spectral entity.

Find ULTHAR’s Cosmovore on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital formats HERE or HERE.

ULTHAR Tour Dates:

3/22/2019 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA
3/23/2019 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
3/24/2019 Space – San Diego, CA
3/25/2019 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ
3/26/2019 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
3/27/2019 Neon Rose – El Paso, TX
3/28/2019 Lime Light – San Antonio, TX
3/29/2019 Wits End – Dallas, TX
3/30/2019 Lost Well – Austin, TX
3/31/2019 Poor Boys – New Orleans, LA
4/01/2019 Fire House – Birmingham, AL
4/02/2019 The Bakery – Atlanta, GA
4/03/2019 Radio Room – Greenville, SC
4/04/2019 Wonderland – Richmond, VA
4/05/2019 Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ
4/06/2019 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC
4/07/2019 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
4/08/2019 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
4/10/2019 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA
4/11/2019 (Johnson City) Avenue DIY – Binghamton, NY
4/12/2019 Genos – Portland, ME
4/13/2019 Turbohaus – Montreal, QC
4/14/2019 Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON
4/15/2019 Black Circle Brewing – Indianapolis, IN
4/16/2019 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
4/17/2019 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA
4/18/2019 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
4/19/2019 Subterranean – Chicago, IL
4/20/2019 NYDM Fest – Milwaukee, WI
4/21/2019 Hexagon – Minneapolis, MN
4/22/2019 Syntax – Denver, CO
4/23/2019 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO
4/24/2019 The Cave – Santa Fe, NM

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE ULTHAR.

STONE.

NOCTIFERIA – Announce Third Guest On Reforma Project, THE TRUE MAYHEM’s Attila!

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Slovenia’s legendary NOCTIFERIA are currently busy in the studio finishing recording their new album “Reforma – Tribute to LAIBACH”! Today the band announces the third guest on the album, THE TRUE MAYHEM‘s Csihar Attila. Read below the announcement:

“We are beyond honoured to let you know that legendary voice of black metal, The True Mayhem’s Csihar Attila joined Official David Vincent and Jørgen Munkeby on our Reforma project. Attila recorded main vocals for track ‘Tanz mit Laibach’ and it sounds extremely sacrilegious! It was an honour and dream come true for us to work with these three exceptional artists who exceeded our expectations in every way and did an amazing and professional job! Thank you all! More soon!”

As previously announced, NOCTIFERIA revealed two guests on “Reforma – Tribute to LAIBACH” album, being VLTIMAS‘ David Vincent (ex Morbid Angel) and (Norway’s) SHINING sax player Jørgen Munkeby!

Track List:
– Now You Will Pay (feat. David Vincent)
– Eurovision
– Das Spiel Ist Aus
– Smrt Za Smrt
– Tanz Mit Laibach
– No History
– Slovenska Akropola

More info will be revealed soon.

Next NOCTIFERIA shows w/ LIVEEVIL:
18/04/ Ostrava – Barrák music club
19/04/ Brno – favál
20/04/ Praha – Hells Bells Rockin’ Pub

Watch “The Falsifier” Official Video:

Ljubljana’s underground legends NOCTIFERIA, since the beginning (1997) have been spreading their unique style of the Slovenian Extreme Metal Movement. Few could predict what the band and its members would mean for the whole scene in the years to come. Today, just as it sometimes seems that the artists have drained all genres of originality and that all the new musical styles have already been discovered, here comes NOCTIFERIA, bringing something fresh, a style that is uniquely theirs.

More information at:
BAND: https://www.noctiferia.net | https://www.facebook.com/noctiferia/

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE NOCTIFERIA.

STONE.

ONSLAUGHT – The Wait Is Over! Official Single And Video “A Perfect Day To Die” Is Released!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

On March 8th at 13:00 cet, the UK Thrash Legends ONSLAUGHT unleashed to the masses their first single and video “A Perfect Day To Die” from the upcoming album, coming out via AFM Records! Watch and enjoy the video here:

The video got its exclusive worldwide premiering on the recent 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019 Cruise (on January 31 – February 4, 2019).

Next ONSLAUGHT show:
May 24 – Pitfest 2019 – Drenthe, Netherlands
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/445938119196146

More shows TBA.

UK Thrash legends ONSLAUGHT are one of the most explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80’s (Power From Hell / The Force / In Search of Sanity), the band marked it’s path to become a major influence for many Metal generations to follow. Since reforming in 2005, the band have performed countless shows / tours all across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the scene today, with crushing performances at Wacken / Bang Your Head / Thrash Domination / 70000 Tons of Metal / Hammersonic / Hellfest / Brutal Assault & Bloodstock Festivals to name just a few..!!

With four critically acclaimed album releases in 2007 / 2009 / 2011 & 2013 (Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI) and with the back catalog being released no fewer than 3 times ONSLAUGHT stands as one of the most respected acts in the Metal scene today. 2017, the band hit South and Central America, Mexico and once again Europe. One of the highlights of the year however was breaking new ground as the first legitimate international thrash metal band ever to play in the Lebanon. With a new album now well underway the ONSLAUGHT continues, as relentless and hungry as ever!

Source: Alpah Omega Management

LONG LIVE ONSLAUGHT.

STONE.

ARTWORK FOR THE BLIND (Death/Thrash Metal) Release New Video

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

Kentucky metallers Artwork for the Blind released a video for their track “Shoot The Moon (El Roacho)” off sophomore album II earlier this week.  The jarring political statement showcases the band’s psychedelic approach to the groove and death subgenres.

Guitarist Sol. E. Williams says of this new offering, “The new vid… Watch the details.”

Witness those details here:

About Artwork For the Blind:

In 2012, Artwork for the Blind began with an original line up of Chris Brackett (Guitarist), Sean Coy Curry (Vocalist), Mike Hoehn (Bassist), and Larry Myers (Drummer). The quartet soon began writing their first set of songs and gigging around the Louisville area. In 2014, the group released their self-produced, self-titled album to much praise in the Louisville local metal scene. Then in 2015, the group started writing and recording their second self-produced album, II.

Soon after II was released, guitarist Chris Brackett decided to bow out of the group citing health issues. The group had been recording at Louisville guitarist Sol. E. Williams house, so it was only natural that Sol. be asked to take Brackett’s place on guitar.  Almost immediately, the band began to extend its range throughout the Midwest.

Soon after joining, Sol. began writing material for a new EP.  In the summer of 2017, Artwork began recording for another self produced release. In August of 2018, the group made their third release, the 5-song EP titled A Dying Breed and the Living Proof to much acclaim in their growing following.

Currently the group is writing and recording material for a fourth release with singles expecting to be cut as the album progresses. Furthermore they expect to be scheduling shows throughout the Midwest this summer and releasing videos in support of the last summer EP.

Connect with Artwork for the Blind

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE ARTWORK FOR THE BLIND.

STONE.

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