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SCARLET ANGER – Return As A True Powerhouse! 2nd Single And Lyric Video From The New And Third Studio Album “Martyr”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

New song and lyric video of the Luxembourgish Thrashers!

Hey, want immense anger?

A determined return:
With their 2 previous albums SCARLET ANGER earned lots of respect and appreciation. Recently the line-faithful bunch around singer Joe Block has finished the third album “Martyr“.

New Album will be released in 2023. In advance, there is from the guys full one on the cap once more with the new, 2nd single and the video “Hunger“!

Video production: Stereo 27 Productions

The band says about “Hunger“:
“The song title refers to the central theme of the song, which is the insatiable greed and inner hunger that drives us. The term ‘Hunger’ symbolizes the intense longing and desire for more, whether it be material or immaterial.”

LINE-UP:
Joe Block • Vocals
Jeff Buchette • Guitars
Fred Molitor • Guitars
Vincent Niclou • Bass
Rod Sovilla • Drums

FLASHBACK:
SCARLET ANGER is a Luxembourgish THRASH METAL band, founded in 2007 by vocalist Joe Block and guitarist Fred Molitor. Their first gigs were followed quite quickly by the release of a first EP, called “La Realidad Es Triste …”, whose successor “Kill The King” made the band noticeable on an international level for the first time.

Being more aggressive and fast than its predecessor, “Kill The King” didn’t just earn a lot of critical acclaim but also gained the attention of the German label Dust On The Tracks. This led to a world wide record deal for the first album “Dark Reign”, which was mastered by Jeff Waters and released by Dust On The Tracks in May 2012. SCARLET ANGER presented their new album on numerous small and established festivals like the Durbuy Rock Festival and the Extremefest.

In between their shows, SCARLET ANGER started gathering first ideas for the successor to “Dark Reign”. Classic eighties and nineties comics and horror stories served as their main inspiration for what would later become their second album “Freak Show”. Mastered by Jens Bogren, this album has a more melodic approach. It was released on March 18th 2016 via Haensel and Gretel / MIG Music.

STRATOVARIUS And SONATA ARCTICA – Nordic Power Metal Titans Tour 2023 – October/November Dates, Cities & Venues

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, Power Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

October 14, 2023 | Northern Rockfest | Umeå, Sweden
October 15, 2023 | Cozmoz Arena | Borlänge, Sweden
October 16, 2023 | Vulkan Arena| Oslo, Norway
October 17, 2023 | Trädgår’n | Gothenburg, Sweden
October 19, 2023 | Slaktkyrkan | Stockholm, Sweden
October 20, 2023 | Gimle | Roskilde, Denmark
October 20, 2023 | Kulturpalast | Hamburg, Germany
October 22, 2023 | Hellraiser | Leipzig, Germany
October 24, 2023 | TivoliVredenburg (Ronda) | Utrecht, Netherlands
October 25, 2023 | Garage | Saarbrücken, Germany
October 26, 2023 | Bataclan | Paris, France
October 27, 2023 | Konzertfabrik Z7 | Pratteln, Switzerland
October 28, 2023 | Alcatraz | Milan, Italy October 30, 2023 | Backstage | Munich, Germany
October 31, 2023 | Szene | Vienna, Austria November 1, 2023 | Barba Negra | Budapest, Hungary
November 3, 2023 | Fuzz Club | Athens, Greece
November 4, 2023 | Principal Club Theater | Thessaloniki, Greece
November 6, 2023 | FORM Space | Cluj-Napoca, Romania
November 7, 2023 | Quantic | Bucharest, Romania
November 10, 2023 | Colos-Saal | Aschaffenburg, Germany
November 12, 2023 | Matrix | Bochum, Germany

THE MELVINS Celebrate Their 40TH Anniversary With The “TWINS OF EVIL TOUR” – A Co-Headlining Trek With BORIS

Posted in alternative metal music, alternative rock, grunge, Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

ICONIC BAND’S SET INCLUDES BULLHEAD IN ITS ENTIRETY

June 5, 2023, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins, continuing their 40thanniversary celebrations, have announced the “Twins of Evil Tour,” a seven-week trek that sees the Los Angeles-by-way-of-Washington band joined by Japanese trio Boris, with both groups performing classic albums in their entirety: Bullhead (Melvins) and Heavy Rocks (Boris).

“40 years as the Melvins!!! What better way to celebrate that unlikely milestone than by setting off on the ‘Twins of Evil Tour’ with our friends, Boris,” Buzz Osborne shares of a set that will see the iconic band perform the beloved Bullhead album in its entirety, as well as additional tracks across their discography. “This will be a stone groove!”

Boris’ Takeshi adds: “Could anyone have predicted such an astonishing event, that Boris and the Melvins would tour the entire USA together? Since the mid-1980s, the Melvins have had an enormous influence on artists of all genres not only limited to heavy music, and have brought forth a surge of faithful followers over the years. Needless to say, Boris is just one of these many bands influenced by the mighty Melvins, and we took our name from a song title off of the 1991 album, Bullhead.”

The Melvins have already had an eventful 40th anniversary year, recently wrapping up a stint on the Ipecac Geek Show tour with labelmates Mr. Bungle and Spotlights, before venturing overseas for the band’s first European outing since 2018. The group were also recently featured on a series of Revolver covers, marking their 1983 inception with a trio of portraits shot by Tool’s Adam Jones. Ipecac Recordings has spent the year highlighting previously released Melvins’ albums with quick-to-sell-out vinyl reissues. Currently available (https://ipecac.lnk.to/Melvins2023) are Tres Cabrones, Houdini Live 2005, and The Bulls & The Bees + Electroretard.

Tickets for the “Twins of Evil Tour” are on-sale this Friday, June 9, at 10 am local time. Mr. Phylzzz opens on all dates.

“Twins of Evil Tour” dates:

August 24 Los Angeles, CA Belasco Theater
August 25 Pomona, CA The Glass House
August 26 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
August 27 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
August 28 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
August 29 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre
August 31 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
September 1 Seattle, WA The Showbox
September 2 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Spokane
September 3 Bozeman, MT The ELM
September 5 Fargo, ND The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company
September 6 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
September 7 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II
September 8 Chicago, IL Metro
September 9 St. Louis, MO Red Flag
September 11 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
September 12 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
September 13 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
September 14 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
September 15 Pittsburgh, PA Roxian
September 16 Maspeth, NY Desertfest NYC
September 18 Albany, NY Empire Live
September 19 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
September 20 Bethlehem, PA MusicFest Café
September 21 Philadelphia, PA Brooklyn Bowl
September 22 Washington, DC The Howard Theatre
September 23 Virginia Beach, VA Elevation 27
September 24 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
September 26 Nashville, TN Brooklyn Bowl
September 27 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
September 28 Savannah, GA District Live
September 29 Birmingham, AL Saturn
September 30 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s
October 2 Houston, TX Warehouse Live – Studio
October 3 Austin, TX Mohawk
October 4 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
October 5 Oklahoma City, OK Beer City Music Hall
October 6 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
October 7 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
October 9 Denver, CO Summit
October 11 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
October 13 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
October 14 San Diego, CA House of Blues

Photo credit: Chris Casella

About The Melvins:

The Melvins are one of modern music’s most influential bands. Having formed in 1983 in Montesano, Washington, the group founded by singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne (with stalwart drummer Dale Crover joining the following year), has been credited with merging the worlds of punk rock and heavy music, forming a new subgenre all its own. Over the band’s 40-year history, they’ve released 30-plus original albums, numerous live full-lengths and far too many to count singles and rarities.

In the course of their discography, they’ve partnered with Jello Biafra, Mudhoney, and Fantômas for individual releases and toured the world many times over. In fact, the band had the misfortune to be in both Christchurch and Tokyo for their 2011 earthquakes. In 2012, the Melvins completed the “51 States in 51 Days” (50 states +DC) tour, which was chronicled in the film “Across The USA in 51 Days.” The current incarnation of the band is Osborne, Crover, and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!).

Previous line-ups include a pairing of Osborne and Crover with Big Business band members Jared Warren and Coady Willis, a four-piece featuring the current trio plus Butthole Surfers’ Jeff Pinkus, as well as Melvins Lite, which partners Osborne and Crover with Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn. Sometimes, if you’re extra lucky, one version of the Melvins will open for the Melvins.

Source: Speakeasy PR

Instagram.com/melvinsdotcom

Canadian Prog-Metal Exports ONI Debut Crushing New Single, “Silence In A Room Of Lies” (Feat. Jared Dines)

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Fresh off their tour with Megadeth and Bullet For My Valentine, revered Canadian progressive-metal luminaries ONI have unleashed a ferocious new single, “Silence In A Room Of Lies” (feat. guitarist Jared Dines), a volatile, metallic anthem with a torrential onslaught of groove-laden riffs threaded with infectious melody.

Commenting on the new single, Jake Oni states: 

“I’m super stoked to share my new song Silence in a Room of Lies! This track is the first step in a new direction for ONI musically. This is just a taste of what’s to come and I hope my fans enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. Writing with Jared Dines was an absolute pleasure and his contributions brought this song to a whole new level.”

Dines adds:

I am very proud of the song we were able to write together, and I’m excited that the world can finally hear it! Jake is the coolest dude and working with him was an absolute pleasure!

Produced by Josh Gilbert (former As I Lay Dying, current Spiritbox bassist) and Joseph McQueen (Bad Wolves, As I Lay Dying).

Stream “Silence In A Room Of Lies” here: https://bfan.link/silence-in-a-room-of-lies

Watch The Music Video For “Silence In A Room Of Lies” (Feat. Jared Dines):
https://youtu.be/W9hs8m7bqIk

About ONI:
Formed in 2014 by vocalist Jake Oni, ONI quickly became one of Canada’s most promising bands with their distinct amalgam of experimental progressive songwriting, brute metalcore savagery and cathartic melody. The five-piece roared to life with the release of their 2016 debut album, Ironshore (Metal Blade Records), which was produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Dillinger Escape Plan) and featured guest vocals by Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe on the song “The Only Cure.”

ONI followed up with a monstrous Alone EP in 2019, and returned with their critically lauded second full-length, Loathing Light in 2022, that boasted guests Iggy Pop and Blythe on the song “Secrets.”

Along their meteoric rise in the metal scene, the band has shared the stage with acts like Megadeth, Gojira, Bullet for My Valentine, Starset, Children of Bodom, Rob Zombie, Death Angel and The Devin Townsend Project.

Follow ONI:
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter |Youtube

LEGIONS OF DOOM – Dual-Vocalist Doom Metal Supergroup To Play Debut Performance In Chicago This Weekend + Band To Kick Off European Tour Later This Month

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Krista Buford

LEGIONS OF DOOM, formerly Legion Of Doom, the doom metal supergroup featuring members of The Skull, Trouble, Saint Vitus, Corrosion Of Conformity, and more will make their debut appearance at Legions Of Metal Fest at Reggies Live in Chicago this Saturday! Later this month, the band will head overseas for performances at Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Hellfest in France, and more. In November, the band will play Mass Destruction Fest VI in Atlanta, Georgia with more shows to be announced in the weeks to come. See all confirmed dates below.

LEGIONS OF DOOM Live:
6/03/2023 Legions Of Metal Fest @ Reggies Live – Chicago, IL
6/14/2023 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE
6/15/2023 Club Void/Effenaar – Eindhoven, NL
6/16/2023 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, BE
6/18/2023 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
11/05/2023 Mass Destruction VI Fest @ The Loft – Atlanta, GA

After the untimely passing of Eric Wagner (The Skull, Trouble), one of doom metal’s most notable and esteemed singers and songwriters, The Skull bassist and bandleader, Ron Holzner (Trouble) contemplated long and hard on whether it would be possible to carry on. Nine months and a lot of soul searching later, an idea was born. “I’m not in this boat alone.”

Recalls Holzner, “I decided I want to honor the memory of Eric by still playing some of the songs that he crafted, and ones that [guitarist] Lothar [Keller] and I wrote with him in The Skull. I want his spirit to become eternal through his words and melody. And I also want to play many songs from the catalogs of everyone involved. We want to honor Eric as well as Reed Mullin [Corrosion Of Conformity], Armando Acosta [Saint Vitus], and, most recently, Mark Adams from Saint Vitus. We have all lost someone close and special to us that we have spent much time making and playing music with over the years.”

Alongside Holzner and Keller is drummer Henry Vasquez (The Skull, Saint Vitus, Blood Of The Sun), vocalists Karl Agell (Corrosion Of Conformity, Blind, Leadfoot, Lie Heavy) and Scott Reagers (Saint Vitus), and recent recruit, guitarist Scott Little (Leadfoot, Blind).

And so, LEGIONS OF DOOM has come to exist with an all-star lineup of some of doom’s most prestigious figureheads, here to share their ultimate heavy truth, taking the genre from what is known into uncharted territories.

LEGIONS OF DOOM:
Ron Holzner – bass
Lothar Keller – guitars
Henry Vasquez – drums
Karl Agell – vocals
Scott Reagers – vocals
Scott Little – guitars

Source: EARSPLIT PR

BRAY ROAD – Announces Release Date Of New Studio Album ‘Focused, Fierce, Relentless…’ Post New Music Video

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Thrash cryptids BRAY ROAD are set to release their newest album, Focused, Fierce, Relentless… on July 15. This trio of beasts from Milwaukee returns with their third full-length offering of aggressive, old-school thrash.

The band partnered with DeadRhetoric.com to premiere the B-horror-movie-inspired music video for the album’s first single, “Feed the Beast.” Check it out at this location

Pre-order Focused, Fierce, Relentless… at www.brayroad.com/merch

Tracklisting:
Goodbye, Ms. Godfrey
Nobody’s Junior
Feed The BEAST
Possible Violence
Ride
Dark Passenger
Takes One To Know One

Focused, Fierce, Relentless… – all distinguishing traits that have come to symbolize BRAY ROAD’s attitude and approach. Formed by Guitarist / Vocalist Nino Nienas in 2011, BRAY ROAD is a 3-piece Thrash / Groove Metal band from Milwaukee, WI.

BRAY ROAD derives its name from an actual road located in Elkhorn, WI, where stories of the popular cryptozoological werewolf-like creature, the Beast of Bray Road, is said to stalk the area.

Photo by: Hobbes Caltous

Bray Road is:
Nino Nienas – Vocals/Guitars
Peter Kissane – Drums
David Moran – Bass

The band’s debut full-length recording (recorded in 2015 via Cavern Entertainment), Feast Upon the Helpless was released in the Spring of 2017.

BRAY ROAD’s follow-up 5-song E.P. entitled Formation was released in early 2019 and highlighted the band’s direction featuring a more aggressive and heavy approach across the board, while still maintaining the Thrash / Groove Metal elements that complimented the BRAY ROAD sonic landscape. BRAY ROAD‘s latest release “Focused.Fierce.Relentless…” 2023, highlights the band’s current musical direction.

BRAY ROAD has shared the stage with and opened for International touring acts such as Testament, Raven, Jungle Rot and the legendary Grim Reaper, Battlecross, Morbid Saint, Deceased, Embalmer, N.S.O.A. RAVEN , Whiplash, Prong, DRI, TOXXIC, Morta Skuld, Ross The Boss, and many regional touring acts, and continue to storm the local and regional scene with some of the best bands and venues around.

instagram.com/officialbrayroadmetal

youtube.com/user/brayroad420

Source: ClawHammer PR

MANIAK – Swedish Old School Metal Degenerates To Release “Speed Metal Terrorist” EP In June

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Swedish MANIAK will be releasing their new EP, “Speed Metal Terrorist”, on June 18th 2023 via Dawnbreed and De Nihil Records. Stream the single “Nocturnal Hellfire” at THIS LOCATION.

These young lunatics bring back the sound of Belo Horizonte 1985 mixed with the legendary German mid 80’s violent speed metal sound. Mastered by Dan Swanö.

The very future of metal is always brought into question by those who dare to question the worthiness and talent of the younger generations. Such fools do not know what they’re missing out on with the sanctity and respect of the old school veins cared for even today by ferociously passionate and talented bands that will be more than adept at keeping that old flame burning strong. With “Speed Metal Terrorist”, MANIAK instantly proves itself to be an up-and-coming whirlwind of blackened speed metal that is not to be underestimated!

Not a single moment throughout this small but unyielding effort is to be swept to the side as we’re given an utterly compelling barrage of unbridled speed, ripping solos and intensity that only the passionate lost in the underground can bring forward, with a viciously raw production that is sure to capture the attention of those exclusively living in the past.

MANIAK is priming themselves to be a name that is not to be denied when it comes to speed metal that is more than worthy of our time, and “Speed Metal Terrorist” is sure to be the first testament as to why MANIAK will be more than competent to carry the torch of the old school when their time comes to bear it.

Tracklist:

  1. Ani Vomitus
  2. Speed Metal Terrorist
  3. Nocturnal Hellfire
  4. Filthy Christians
  5. Total Blitzkrieg

MANIAK – links:

https://maniakband.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/official_maniak/

Dawnbreed Records:

https://www.dawnbreed.com/

De Nihil Records

https://denihilrecords.bigcartel.com/

LACUNA COIL – Release Highly Anticipated Single “Never Dawn”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Italian metal titans, LACUNA COIL, have unleashed their recently announced single, “Never Dawn,” today, June 2nd, 2023. This highly anticipated track marks a significant milestone in the new chapter of LACUNA COIL, who have captivated audiences worldwide with their unique blend of gothic and alternative metal.

“Never Dawn” showcases LACUNA COIL’s signature sound with its haunting melodies, powerful guitar riffs, and the mesmerizing vocal harmonies of Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro. The song delves into the depths of the human spirit, exploring themes of resilience, inner strength, and the eternal struggle between light and darkness. LACUNA COIL’s ability to intertwine introspection and intensity creates an immersive listening experience that will undoubtedly resonate with fans old and new.

Cristina comments on the new song: “First presented, in its instrumental version, in the trailer for Zombicide White Death game, and then in its live version, during our last sold out show in LA, we’re so incredibly thrilled to finally unveil the full version of NEVER DAWN! This song is a fierce survival journey throughout grotesque and frozen lands, where the power within is the main weapon. Ignite the fire in your heart and enjoy the listening!”

“Never Dawn” is now available on all major streaming platforms.
Stream here: https://lacunacoil.lnk.to/NeverDawn-Single

Having established themselves as a force to be reckoned with over their illustrious career, LACUNA COIL continues to push boundaries and evolve their sound while staying true to their roots. “Never Dawn” is a testament to the band’s unwavering commitment to artistic growth and their unrelenting dedication to their loyal fanbase.

For the song “Never Dawn”, LACUNA COIL has partnered with CMON, the renowned board game publisher behind the popular game “Zombicide”. “Never Dawn” is a notable addition to CMON’s latest Kickstarter project, “Zombicide: White Death” and was initially used as an instrumental version in a campaign trailer. The game introduces new characters, mechanics, and challenges for players to overcome, and the upcoming “White Death” version features 5 LACUNA COIL Limited Edition survivor tokens.

Click here for the kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cmon/zombicide-white-death

The band recently toured the US West Coast with The Birthday Massacre, Blind Channel, and Edge Of Paradise selling out more than half of the shows.

LACUNA COIL will be back on stage for the European festival season before returning to the USA to embark on the Headbangers Boat cruise with Lamb Of God, Mastodon, Testament, Hatebreed and more:

10.06 – Parma Tattoo Nerd Fest – Parma, IT
25.06 – Area Concerti – Bonorva, IT
29.06 – Resurrection Fest – Viveiro, ES
01.07 – Midalidare Rock In The Wine Valley ­– Mogilovo, BG
08.07 – Rock Harz Festival – Ballenstedt, DE
14.07 – La Centrale – Imola Summer Fest – Imola, IT
15.07 – Cineland Live Arena – Ostia, IT
04.08 – Villa Bellini – Catania, IT
25.08 – Næstved Metalfest – Næstved, DK
27.08 – AMA Music Festival – Romano D’Ezzelino, IT
31.10 – 04.11 – Headbangers Boat – Miami, FL (US)
01.12 – Life After Death Horror Fest – Mexico City, MX

Source: C Squared Music

HAMMERFALL “CRIMSON THUNDER” 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CD Box Set, Autographed By The Band – I Received As A Gift!!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

My very best Metal buddy, Scott Coverdale, was so generous to buy for me the HAMMERFALLCRIMSON THUNDER20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CD Box Set Autographed by the band! Whoa!! I thank Scott so very much for this gift!

Scott took his son to the HELLOWEEN and lHAMMERFALL concert back on May 20th, in New York City at Terminal 5. This is where he bought this beautiful CD box set at. Scott bought one for himself too. Also, this was his sons’ first concert ever and his all-time favorite band is… HELLOWEEN.

Crimson Thunder is HAMMERFALL’s fourth studio album. It has been remixed and remastered by Fredrik Nordström. This box set version also include’s previously unreleased pre-production tracks, a brand-new medley, live acoustic songs and a live album. Very nice.

Back cover to box set. Track-list for all 3 CDs shown.
Digipak opens as a trifold.
Front cover of liner notes. It’s jam-packed with color concert photos and anecdotes of their 2003 world tour.
Back cover of the liner notes.
CD digipak cover.

LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL

STEPHEN PEARCY – 2023 Tour Dates And Meet N’ Greet Info

Posted in 1980's heavy metal bands, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

The outstanding Stephen Pearcy has many concerts lined up for the remainder of 2023! As a founder and vocalist of the legendary RATT; Stephen Pearcy has also built his solo career to immense heights of success. Check out the tour dates and cities on above tour flyer! Also look into the fabulous meet N’ greet package below!

LONG LIVE STEPHEN PEARCY.

PRIMAL FEAR – Presents “Another Hero” Video/Single – “Code Red” Full-Length To Be Released September 1st Via Atomic Fire + Preorders Available

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Alex_Kuehr

German metal commandos PRIMAL FEAR are back! Following the release of their chart-topping album Metal Commando in 2020, the band returns with their eleven-track magnum opus titled Code Red, set for release on September 1st through Atomic Fire.

PRIMAL FEAR today offers up the first single and accompanying video from the record with opening song “Another Hero.” The track appropriately sets the tone for Code Red by delivering, “heavy metal in its purest form while breathing the spirit of current times,” as Rock It! (DE) Magazine’s Jürgen Will stated after an advance listen to the record.

Vocalist Ralf Scheepers elaborates on the song’s lyrical topic, “Sometimes I wish there would be ‘Another Hero’ who shows mankind how to get along with each other in peace and harmony.”

Watch PRIMAL FEAR’s “Another Hero” video at THIS LOCATION. Stream/purchase the track at THIS LOCATION.

Code Red will be available as a digipak CD, 2xLP in multiple color variants, and digitally.

Preorder Code Red in the physical format of your choice, presave it on your favorite DSP, or preorder it digitally to receive “Another Hero” instantly at THIS LOCATION.

Recorded in Germany at Sebastian “Basi” Roeder‘s Backyard Studios, with the helping hands of vocalist Ralf Scheepers as well as Mitch Kunz, Code Red was produced by bassist Mat Sinner and co-produced by Scheepers and guitarist Tom Naumann. Long-time PRIMAL FEAR companion Jacob Hansen took care of mixing and mastering at his own Hansen Studios in Denmark once again. Additionally, Stan W. Decker, who created previous works for the band including 2017’s Angels Of MercyLive In Germany, 2018’s Apocalypse, and 2021’s I Will Be Gone), provided the record’s magnificent artwork.

Subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube. Listen to “Another Hero” as well as other new tracks in the AFR New Releases playlist on Spotify HERE.

Code Red Track Listing:

  1. Another Hero
  2. Bring That Noise
  3. Deep In The Night
  4. Cancel Culture
  5. Play A Song
  6. The World Is On Fire
  7. Their Gods Have Failed
  8. Steelmelter
  9. Raged By Pain
  10. Forever
  11. Fearless

PRIMAL FEAR Live:
6/24/2023 Koba Live – Abadiño, ES
w/ The Unity – Code Red European Tour – Part 1:
9/01/2023 Im Wizemann (Halle) – Stuttgart, DE
9/02/2023 Kaminwerk – Memmingen, DE
9/03/2023 Frankenhalle – Naila , DE
9/05/2023 Backstage (Werk) – Munich, DE
9/06/2023 Zeche – Bochum, DE
9/07/2023 Batschkapp – Frankfurt, DE
9/09/2023 Le Port Franc – Sion, CH
9/10/2023 Z7 – Pratteln, CH

PRIMAL FEAR:
Ralf Scheepers – vocals
Mat Sinner – bass, vocals
Tom Naumann – guitars
Alexander Beyrodt – guitars
Magnus Karlsson – guitars
Michael Ehré – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

STEEL PANTHER – Performs On America’s Got Talent – New Dates Announced For ‘On The Prowl’ World Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Last night, STEEL PANTHER performed on America’s Got Talent. This was the first episode of season 18 for AGT., STEEL PANTHER performed Eyes Of A Panther (from their 2009 debut studio album Feel The Steel) and had the audience and all 4 judges on their feet with their collective fists pumping in the air. The large audience went electric, quite honestly. Even the ultra critical judge Simon Cowell was praising STEEL PANTHER, stating “this is what it’s all about”.

Check out the tour dates (above) for STEEL PANTHER. Trust me, they put on a great live show and are fun as hell to see. – Stone

FASTER PUSSYCAT – June Tour Dates, Cities And Info You Need

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

The acclaimed Faster Pussycat will be touring throughout the entire month of June, with special guest Jason Charles Miller. Their tour begins on June 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada and encompasses 24 cities. Check out these tour flyers for all the info you need.

DANKO JONES – Releases New Single “Good Time” Together With Hilarious Karaoke Themed Music Video!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

New album, “Electric Sounds”, coming September 15, 2023 On AFM Records!

Are you ready to rock? Do you want a good time? Do you want to get high? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, then the undisputed kings of balls-out rock’n’roll are back to provide maximum satisfaction. An elite, three-man squad, dedicated to the noble art of riffs, melodies and life-affirming rock anthems, DANKO JONES are ready to serve up all the Electric Sounds you could possibly need!

September 15, 2023 will see the Canadian trio release their hotly-anticipated, eleventh studio album, entitled Electric Sounds, via AFM Records. Following a previously-released, first album appetizer, “Guess Who’s Back”, today, DANKO JONES are premiering their new single, the muscular new wave strut of “Good Time“, along a hilarious karaoke-themed music video featuring a guest appearance by Inge Johansson (currently in Gatuplan, previously of Against Me! and International Noise Conspiracy)! The clip was directed by Philip Hovensjö at Horseboy (Yung Lean, Martin Garrix, Victor Leksell and many more).

As the new DANKO JONES track proves, Electric Sounds promises to have the instant sound and feel of a classic. Hands down, with DANKO JONES, you are going to have a good time, rock as hard as you can, always at full volume, while Electric Sounds is a deceptively diverse affair. No band has ever sounded more ready to hit the road than the pumped-up threesome showcased on a hell-for-leather rager that is “Good Time” (now available on all digital services at THIS LOCATION!

Danko confirms: “Good Time is the song you need to hear when you’re not ready to throw in the towel. It also rocks very very very hard and has a lot of swear words.”

Source: AFM Records

NEMOPHILA – Release “Night Flight” Digital Single & Video

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

May 2023, TOKYO – Nemophila, the all-female Japanese band who recently wrapped up a U.S. tour, which was preceded by a performance at Aftershock 2022, have released “Night Flight,” a new song, and its accompanying video (https://ssm.lnk.to/NightFlight).

“This is a song we’ve been playing live for some time, but have not recorded or released it until now,” explains singer/Nemophila founder mayu of the new track. “Please take a look at the video as well, as it does a great job capturing the spirit of the song.” In March, preceding the band’s SXSW show, Nemophila released the single, “Rise” (watch the video here).

The arrival of “Night Flight” coincides with the release of “Seize The Fate,” a concert film featuring Nemophila’s February performance from Tokyo’s Zepp DiverCity.

Photo credit: Michael Nambu

Guitar Girl Magazine described the quintet as “one of the most thrilling metal bands in Japan,” Distorted Sound said their music is “a reminder of just how fun heavy metal can be,” and Glasse Factory, commenting on their riveting Aftershock performance, noted “they nodded to metal legends with their styling and offered a refreshing take on their own unique blend… the excitement was tangible and radiated through the crowds as they all leaned in to watch the rising rock stars.”

Nemophila formed in 2019, playing their first live show in August of the same year, supporting Loudness and Hammerfall at Tokyo’s Metal Weekend 2019. The band have released two albums: Seize The Fate (2022) and Revive (2021). Nemophila is mayu (vocals), Saki (guitar), Hazuki (guitar), Haraguchi-san (bass) and Tamu Murata (drums).

Nemophila.tokyo

Instagram.com/nemophila_band

Source: Speakeasy PR

VEXING – ‘Grand Reproach’ Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Denver’s progressive sludge trio, VEXING present their debut full-length Grand Reproach – a sonic landscape, unsoothing by design. With striking guitar tones, fiercely spirited drums and mercilessly relentless riffs, Vexing create an overwhelmingly heavy soundscape with an undulating and frightening ambience.

Grand Reproach is available now on CD, cassette, and digital formats via Ordovician Records. Order at: ordovicianrecords.bandcamp.com.

Stream Grand Reproach on Spotify and Apple Music.

Grand Reproach – track listing:
1) The Mold
2) Vanquishing Light
3) The Invisible Hand
4) Shallow Breath
5) Howling
6) Blunderbuss
7) Small Black Flame
8) Red Skies

Active since 2017, VEXING is a progressive sludge trio that doesn’t make the most soothing music. But that’s all by design.

With influences stemming from sludge acts like Yautja, and Inter Arma but also from more progressive acts like Russian Circles and even Rush – the music is a certain grinding brand of sludge that reaches towards a more dynamic sound.

It’s an enveloping and obtuse experience that’ll leave you engaged with that tension you’ve always had.

Grand Reproach was written and produced by VEXING (Clayton Whitelaw, Garrett Jones, Jeff Malpezzi). The album was mixed and mastered by Mikey Allred from Dark Art Audio. Artwork by Ethan Lee McCarthy / Hell Simulation, with layout/design by Andrew Notsch.

ordovicianrecords.bandcamp.com

vexing.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

STRYPER – Nashville Show To Be Live Streamed On July 17th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

From the Stryper newsletter:

CAN’T MAKE IT TO A SHOW IN PERSON? WATCH STRYPER’S NASHVILLE SHOW LIVE STREAMED ON JULY 17

We will be going live, across the globe, on July 17, 2023 from the world-famous Basement East in Nashville TN. 7:30 Central Time / 8:30 Eastern. This will be a true-live broadcast, as it happens – featuring multiple cameras with a professional audio feed from the sound equipment at the Basement East.

We are also bringing in extra lighting and visual production for this special show. AND, if that weren’t enough – Also part of the broadcast is our friend and opening act, Jamie Rowe, the voice of Guardian, playing a special acoustic show featuring many of the Guardian fan-favorites. The broadcast starts at 7:30 PM CT.

Live Stream ticket info link below:

https://m.volume.com/t/QJ20iO/

THE DEAD DAISIES – Announce 2023 World Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 26, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

From The Dead Daisies newsletter:

Can’t wait to get back on the road with our “BEST OF” in 2023!

The incomparable John Corabi returns joining David, Doug and Brian, and for the first time, renowned Bass player Michael Devin (of Whitesnake fame) joins the gang!

Late summer sees us wing it to the US East Coast to tear up Mickey’s Black Box and return to see our friends at The Landis Theater in Vineland New Jersey. Canada, we’re thrilled to be heading your way for a string of dates from the east to the west coast before returning to the US to bring in the fall with half a dozen ball tearing shows from Portland to LA.

Japan, we’ve been hanging to return to your shores with a mega dose of rock and we’ll see you guys on October 31st, in Osaka and November 1st, in Tokyo!

In November & December we’ll bring some heat to the start of the European winter, fully pumped and ready to rock your sox off with two runs from Switzerland to Germany and everywhere in between!

Together we’ll keep Rock alive!!

https://thedeaddaisies.com/tour-2023/

INDUCTION Unveils New Track, “A Call Beyond” – European Shows With Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, And Accept Announced

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, Power Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Following their feature in a documentary on Germany’s public TV station SWR about the future of metal, unstoppable progressive symphonic power metal machine INDUCTION returns with another uplifting new song, “A Call Beyond.” The track, which comes just six months after the release of their sophomore album Born From Fire, proves they are indeed the spearheads of the next generation of power metal.

“A Call Beyond” takes listeners on an epic and melodic journey through what it means to be human, to resist, to rise up, to fall and to succeed. Bathed in the rich orchestration of the independent French composer Peter Crowley and awakened by lead singer Craig Cairns‘ soaring vocals, this mid-tempo song will surely leave a feeling of awe.

Guitarist Tim Kanoa Hansen comments, “In a way, this song is the thematic followup to our fan favorite title, ‘Scorched.’ Chaos breaks loose on earth, up is down, right is wrong, light is dark. Ethereal voices call you to follow and fight as well as lead into a new, better world. It’s a call to stand up and to realize the potential paradise we live in, to embrace progress and to resist the tyrants that are in control of the masses.”

Watch INDUCTION’s visualizer for “A Call Beyond” at THIS LOCATION. Stream/purchase the track HERE.

Subscribe Atomic Fire Records on YouTube and listen to “A Call Beyond” as well as other new tracks in the AFR New Releases playlist on Spotify HERE.

View the band’s previously released videos for “Queen Of Light” HERE, “Sacrifice” HERE, “Go To Hell” HERE, and “Embers” HERE.

Born From Fire, which boasts twelve metal anthems in fifty-eight minutes, was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen and is graced by the cover artwork of Peter Sallai (Sabaton, Jinjer, Powerwolf).

Stream/purchase Born From Fire at THIS LOCATION.

INDUCTION will serve as openers on the Nordic Power Metal Titans Tour 2023 which features Finnish power metal heavyweights Sonata Arctica and Stratovarius.

Hansen adds, “Our latest album, Born From Fire, was received very positively during its release tour at the end of last year, but this was just the beginning. We can’t wait to present it to many more power metal hungry fans around Europe in Autumn. Warming up the crowds for such influential giants of the scene will make it an even more special experience for sure. INDUCTION is already starting their high-power engines – and you better do the same. Get your tickets and we’ll see you on the road!”

The group will close the year with a blast by supporting legendary act Accept in Germany.

The band further comments, “We are joining forces with Accept this year in December for two dates. It will be special for us playing in Tim Hansen’s hometown Hamburg and in [bassist] Dominik Gusch’s hometown Cologne!”

INDUCTION:
Craig Cairns – vocals
Tim Kanoa Hansen – guitars
Marcos Rodriguez – guitars
Dominik Gusch – bass
Dominik “Dome” Zester – session drums

The band’s full itinerary can be found below.

INDUCTION Live:
8/05/2023 Hello-Feast @ Štadión Lokomotíva – Košice, SK
9/09/2023 Port Of Power Festival @ Juki 42 – Ahrensburg, DE
w/ Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius:
10/14/2023 Northern Rockfest @ Energi Arena – Umeå, SE
10/15/2023 Cozmoz Arena – Borlänge, SE
10/16/2023 Vulkan Arena – Oslo, NO
10/17/2023 Trädgår’n – Gothenburg, SE
10/19/2023 Slaktkyrkan – Stockholm, SE
10/20/2023 Gimle – Roskilde, DK
10/21/2023 Kulturpalast – Hamburg, DE
10/22/2023 Hellraiser – Leipzig, DE
10/24/2023 TivoliVredenburg (Ronda) – Utrecht, NL
10/25/2023 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE
10/27/2023 Konzertfabrik Z7 – Pratteln, CH
10/28/2023 Alcatraz – Milan, IT
10/30/2023 Backstage – Munich, DE
10/31/2023 Szene – Vienna, AT
11/01/2023 Barba Negra – Budapest, HU
11/03/2023 Fuzz Club – Athens, GR
11/04/2023 Principal Club Theater – Thessaloniki, GR
11/06/2023 FORM Space – Cluj-Napoca, RO
11/07/2023 Quantic – Bucharest, RO
11/10/2023 Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, DE
11/12/2023 Matrix – Bochum, DE
w/ Accept, Songs Of White Lion:
12/12/2023 Große Freiheit 36 – Hamburg, DE
12/13/2023 Carlswerk Victoria – Cologne, DE

Source: EARSPLIT PR

Israeli Metalcore Outfit CANINE To Release New Single “Mad For The Dead”

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, metalcore, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 24, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Israeli metalcore warriors CANINE will be releasing their latest single, “Mad For The Dead”, on June 21, 2023. This is the third of many planned singles, leading up to their second full-length, Perception, due out early 2024.

The band comments on the single: “‘Mad For The Dead’ is our take on the inability to let go of a loved one, taking heavy inspiration from Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary”. If you had the power to revive that loved one, not knowing the ramifications of your actions. Would you?”

Since forming in 2009 in Modiin, Israel, CANINE have been making a name for themselves by defying convention, creating their own distinct sound and never settling for anything that was just run of the mill or ordinary. Rather, the band have stretched the boundaries of their sound, through the trials of line-up changes and military service in the IDF. CANINE has established themselves as a powerhouse of the metalcore scene, while incorporating a healthy dose of groove metal, nu-metal and post-hardcore into their signature sound.

In November 2017, CANINE released their debut The Uprising and immediately set out on tour throughout Israel. 2019 marked a new beginning for the band as a four piece, touring Russia with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

As CANINE breaks new ground and forges ahead in their career, they will do so with a sense of determination and defiance. Throughout 2023, the band will explore themes of addiction, depression, the weaponized power of religion, but mostly chasing your dreams no matter the circumstances, trusting in your friends and loved ones and never backing down.

After 4 years of intense work in the studio, experimenting with different production methods and recording techniques, as well as many personal hurdles, Perception was born and will be released in 2024 marking a new page in the band’s career, both sonically and aesthetically.

CANINE:

Ben Saada – Vocals
Eliav Torjman – Guitars
Nir Leberstein – Drums
Ilya Kislitsin – Bass

Website: canineband.com

Source: C Squared Music

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