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SPIRITS OF FIRE – Release First Single & Video “Light Speed Marching” – Debut Album Out February 22nd!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

In Summer 2017, TESTAMENT’s Steve Di Giorgio teamed up with Tim “Ripper” Owens, Chris Caffery and Mark Zonder, for a new musical project, SPIRITS OF FIRE! This outstanding supergroup has announced the release date  for their self-titled debut album, to be February 22, 2019, via Frontiers Music Srl, unleashing also the first single & video, “Light Speed Marching” from the album.

Watch “Light Speed Marching” video, here:

https://youtu.be/Cg1gzFPAhcM

Pre-order the album on CD/LP/Digital HERE: http://radi.al/SpiritsofFire

North American fans can get LIMITED EDITION, exclusive red color vinyl & collector’s box (feat. CD + T-Shirt – Size L ONLY) HERE: https://frontiersrecords.pmstores.co/ These are limited to 100 each and this is the only retailer in North America carrying these items.

European fan can get the same items HERE: https://bit.ly/2RXvA0Q

Frontiers Music Srl is known for building new bands/projects featuring musicians of outstanding quality and who come from unique backgrounds. After an intense brainstorming session, a dream team of renowned metal musicians including Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death (Official), etc.) and Mark Zonder (ex Fates Warning, Warlord) was born and put together under the direction of renowned LA-based producer Roy Z. (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Tribe Of Gypsies).

Called SPIRITS OF FIRE (after the title of one of their songs), the band has completed work on their debut album which is set for release on February 22nd via Frontiers Music Srl. The music can best be described as “classic Priest meets Savatage”.

Guitarist Chris Caffery on his influences for the record and working with Roy Z:

“My influences for writing on this record were the bands that we were and are still in! I wanted to write songs that [Judas] Priest, Savatage, Testament, and Fates Warning fans would like. But, I wanted them to have a personality of their own as well. To give it a vibe that was SPIRITS OF FIRE! I grew up listening to Judas Priest and spent 30 plus years working with Jon Oliva and Paul O’Neill with Savatage and TSO. Many years playing Criss’ music. These influences for me came naturally! Especially because I’m a fan of all of our bands!

This was the first time that I ever worked with Roy and it was so much fun. I have been a huge fan of his work for a long time. He’s written music, played on, and produced some of my favorite metal albums ever. He had a difficult job bringing this all together and I can’t think of anyone that would have been a better producer and co-worker for this album!”

“I always just sing to the song, whatever I feel it should be. It’s like a character thing! I like layers! This music is really perfect for me and in my natural wheel house. I like to sing all over the place and change it up and this all happens on this album. This is just the start of an amazing band, I mean sky is the limit and I actually can’t wait to record the next album, because this one is so great and perfect,” says vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens.

Drummer Mark Zonder adds about his playing and writing process, “I am the kind of player that plays what I think fits best with the music. With SPIRITS OF FIRE, the music was more aggressive and hard hitting which I really liked. Again, I tried to be very mindful of the song and the vocals, but tried to add parts that were interesting and creative for the listener.”

Track Listing:
1. Light Speed Marching
2. Temple of the Soul
3. All Comes Together
4. Spirits of Fire
5. It’s Everywhere
6. A Game
7. Dispensable
8. Meet Your End
9. Never to Return
10. The Path
11. Alone in the Darkness

Get more information at https://www.facebook.com/SpiritsOfFireBand

Source: ALPHA OMEGA Management

LONG LIVE SPIRITS OF FIRE.

STONE.

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PIAH MATER SIGN WITH CODE666

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on August 29, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Brazilian progressive death metal band PIAH MATER are pleased to announce that they have signed with legendary Italian label code666 to release their forthcoming album The Wandering Daughter on October 5th 2018.

Vocalist Luiz Felipe Netto commented: “Code666 has been the cradle of many great bands that went on to later become household names in their niche. We are very honored by this opportunity and looking forward to seize it in the best possible way.”

He further explains that “Although it’s not a concept album per se, “The Wandering Daughter” does have a common theme throughout its entirety, a thread that connects its 6 songs into a sensorial unity. On a musical level, we aimed for that feeling of being taken on a journey, with its many pitfalls and climaxes along the record’s 56 minutes of play. Lyric-wise, that thread would be the relationship between man/ woman and nature. I understand that, at a first glance, this is not exactly groundbreaking territory for a band to explore in their songs, plenty of artists have delved into this topic before. But I do believe that, when crafting lyrics, perspective is everything and that the way this subject is presented stems from a very genuine and intimate place. I hope that comes across to the listeners as well.”

More information will be available soon.

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE PIAH MATER.

STONE.

MASS DESTRUCTION FEST 2018 – Event Info

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Following the success of the inaugural version in 2017, MASS DESTRUCTION FESTIVAL will return to Atlanta for a second installment in November 2018. This year’s bill will span two days and include headliners TERRORIZER and NASTY SAVAGE.

Fest co-organizer Amos Rifkin commented:

“Our inaugural event was a huge step forward in establishing ourselves as a legitimate heavy metal festival, we hope to build on last’s year’s experiences and success and continue to grow this into something bigger and better every year.”

Co-organizer Cody Martin further commented:

“Last year was a dream come true for me and I had an absolute blast, a feeling that was palpable from the audience and bands alike! A second year was absolutely mandatory. We’re going full steam ahead.”

Preliminary line-up:

FRIDAY:
Nasty Savage (headliner)
The Chasm
FIN
Abysmal Lord 
Hellgoat
+ TBA

SATURDAY:
Terrorizer
The Accused AD
Kommandant
Perdition Temple
+ TBA

Pre-order tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/MDMF2018

More information will be announced in the near future. In the meantime go to Mass Destruction Metal Fest

Source:

Dewar PR

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

THE FACELESS “In Becoming A Ghost” US Tour Commences On June 26 In Seattle, Washington

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 14, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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California’s Death Metal warriors, THE FACELESS, will be embarking on their US Tour this Summer, on June 26th in Seattle, Washington! Touring to support their new cranium cracking studio album, In Becoming A Ghost, THE FACELESS will be touring across the US, from June to August.

Take my Metal word for it, THE FACELESS are extremely brutal on stage; and with their supporting cast of bands, this tour will prove to be an epic Death Metal experience! Metal Be Thy Name – Stone.

From The Faceless facebook:

We are proud to announce the In Becoming A Ghost US Tour w/ Lorna Shore, Dyscarnate, NOMVDIC, Dead Eyes Always Dreaming, and The Convalescence. We are very excited to be heading back to some of our favorite cities. Spread the word!

THE FACELESS:

Michael Keene – Guitar/Vocals
Ken Sorceron – Vocals
Justin McKinney – Guitar
Bryce Butler – Drums

For more info: The Faceless

LONG LIVE THE FACELESS.

STONE.

RIVERS OF NIHIL – To Kick Off Tour With Dying Fetus

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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RIVERS OF NIHIL will kick off their North American tour supporting Dying Fetus and Thy Art Is Murder, with additional support from Enterprise Earth and Sanction this week. The tour begins on March 15th in Poughkeepsie, New York and will make its way through nearly three-dozen cities, drawing to a close on April 22nd in Amityville, New York. See all confirmed dates below.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Sanction:
3/15/2018 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
3/16/2018 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
3/17/2018 Agora – Cleveland, OH
3/18/2018 Opera House – Toronto, ON
3/20/2018 Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
3/21/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
3/22/2018 Skyway – Minneapolis, MN
3/23/2018 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
3/24/2018 Summit – Denver, CO
3/25/2018 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT *
3/27/2018 Bossanov – Portland, OR
3/28/2018 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
3/30/2018 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
3/31/2018 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
4/01/2018 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
4/02/2018 The Jamspot – Albuquerque, NM *
4/03/2018 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
4/04/2018 The Riff – Springfield, MO
4/06/2018 International – Knoxville, TN
4/07/2018 The Ground – Miami, FL
4/08/2018 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
4/09/2018 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
4/10/2018 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/11/2018 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
4/13/2018 Come And Take It Live – Houston, TX
4/14/2018 Texas Independence Fest – Austin, TX
4/15/2018 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
4/16/2018 The Building – Hot Springs Village, AR *
4/17/2018 Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
4/18/2018 Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
4/19/2018 One Centre Square – Allentown, PA
4/20/2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest – Worcester, MA
4/21/2018 House Of Independence – Asbury Park, NJ
4/22/2018 Revolution – Amityville, NY
* RIVERS OF NIHIL and Enterprise Earth only

The band will be touring in support of their third full-length, Where Owls Know My Name, set for release on March 16th – just one day after tour kick off – via Metal Blade Records. Whereas 2013’s The Conscious Seed Of Light and 2015’s Monarchy were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, Where Owls Know My Name represents the fall. And although that season is usually associated with death, for RIVERS OF NIHIL, the autumn serves as a rebirth.

Where Owls Know My Name reunites RIVERS OF NIHIL with Monarchy producer Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life) and Dan Seagrave, the storied artist behind such celebrated album covers as Entombed’s Left Hand Path and Suffocation‘s Effigy Of The Forgotten. Where Owls Know My Name is often just as punishing as its predecessors while assimilating ingredients from musical genres as varied as electronica, jazz, alternative, folk, and the golden age of Shrapnel Records. The resulting music is indescribably progressive, a multifaceted soundscape that goes beyond the wildest dreams of even the group’s most ardent admirers.

Sample Where Owls Know My Name’s “The Silent Life,” “A Home” and the title track at: http://www.metalblade.com/riversofnihil where the record can be preordered in various formats.

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* For more band info:

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
http://twitter.com/riversofnihil

Source:

LONG LIVE RIVERS OF NIHIL.

STONE.

SKINNED – Announce New Album, Launch FREE Digital Single / Video

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 4, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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XENOKORP is proud to announce the signing of a multi-album deal with US dark Death Metal band SKINNED, the release of the group’s fifth full-length, “Shadow Syndicate“, on May 04 and the immediate launch of the FREE digital single / music videoWe Are the End“!

Firmly rooted in the Death Metal spectrum, SKINNED have since their inception in 1995, always combined styles to create their very own kind of Extreme Metal by twisting and re-shaping sub-genres, the result being a unique mix of Death Metal, dark Doom soundscapes, hyper blasts, Black Metal dramatic grotesquery and heavy slams.

This monstrous band’s ability to invoke innumerable extremes to create some of the heaviest, most epic, dark and brutal yet groovy brand of Death Metal is impressive. From their debut demo to present, the level of progression and diversification is vast and seemingly unstoppable.

Much like the relentlessness of their music, SKINNED continue to canvas the world with countless past tours and gigs on such sub/continents and countries as North and Central America, Europe, Russia, Japan, South Africa, South Asia… most recently with the likes of DEFEATED SANITY, KATAKLYSM, INCANTATION, CEPHALIC CARNAGE and many more, making SKINNED a globally recognized force within the Extreme Metal scene as a whole and that for sure won’t stop with their new deal with world-renowned management and booking agency THE FLAMING ARTS and the release of their brand new landmark album, “Shadow Syndicate“ through XENOKORP on May 04.

Varied in shapes and moods, “Shadow Syndicate”, produced by Dave OTERO (CATTLE DECAPITATION, CEPHALIC CARNAGE…) and featuring, among others, guest vocals by Josh WELSHMAN (DEFEATED SANITY…) and guest lyrics by Paul McGUIRE (CEREBRAL BORE…), is the kind of work of art that’s much more than a collection of tracks: it’s a world in itself where each song explores a different aspect of dark beliefs (conspiracy theories, unsolved mysteries…), the whole creating a society of extreme darkness under the domination of the New World Order where the citizens become cattle for the governments and guinea pigs for alien entities, ultimately leading your specie to its ultimate demise, the face under the merciless boot of the… “Shadow Syndicate“!

“We Are the End” single
• FREE download @ BandCamp
Music Video @ YouTube

“Shadow Syndicate” – track list
1. Wings of Virulence
2. As Their Bodies Fall
3. Mental Deconstruction
4. We Are the End
5. Black Rain
6. Shadow Syndicate
7. Hollowed Earth
8. Led Them to the Trains
9. Angel’s Haarp
10. In the Mist of Dawn
Total Running Time: 39:00

“Shadow Syndicate” – formats
• 1000 copies limited edition first print DigiPak CD
• Digital

LINKS
SKINNED Web Site
• SKINNED @ Facebook

• SKINNED @ Instagram

• SKINNED @ Twitter

• SKINNED @ YouTube

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Source: XENOKORP

LONG LIVE SKINNED.

STONE.

WEST OF HELL – Official Management Of This Canadian Heavy Metal Band Announced: IMPERATIVE MUSIC AGENCY

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 13, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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IMPERATIVE MUSIC AGENCY proudly announces a special agreement as Official Management of the Canadian Heavy Metal Band WEST OF HELL.

WEST OF HELL has recorded their new album at the ARMOURY STUDIOS (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, NICKELBACK, KISS, STONE SOUR, AC/DC) in Vancouver Canada; they are a focused juggernaut redefining the genre.

Musically, their new songs feature unique time signatures and unconventional arrangements leaning toward the epic, each and every note, guitar shred, wail, lyrical phrase and crushing thunder from the rhythm section is delivered with technical prowess, passion and polish. In the tradition of British invasion Metal from days past, some songs continue on for longer than 7 minutes, holding the listener in its grasp from beginning to end.

WEST OF HELL seamlessly incorporates elements of Thrash, Death, Tech melodic, aggressive, progressive, and timeless classic Heavy Metal. Blackened themes addressing the human condition dominate the lyrical content. WEST OF HELL’s new album unifies the genre!

WEST OF HELL will be presented on the new Imperative Music Compilation alongside Death, Cradle of Filth, Destruction, Hammerfall, etc.

More details about New Album, New Video Clips and Tour soon.

Keep an open eye to see WEST OF HELL in your country.

FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/WestofHell/

LONG LIVE WEST OF HELL.

STONE.

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