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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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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gravediggerband/
Official Site & Store: https://grave-digger.de/

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FRAGMENTUM – Release New Single, “Quirigua Successors”

Posted in dark metal, Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on August 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Belgian melodic dark metal band FRAGMENTUM has released a brand new track, “Quirigua Successors.” The song is a continuation of the Mayan themes explored in the band’s 2021 release, “Masters of Complexity”.

FRAGMENTUM guitarist/vocalist Jan Bruggeman comments on the single: “Quirigua Successors’ is a song about a Mayan clan that endured, but survived Clash Of The Clans and Feast Of The Flesh, as described in our previous album Masters Of Perplexity. The album ends with ‘Secrets Of The Stones,’ like extinguished Maya settlements do, but the Quirigua people are a strong and smart clan. Will they reveal these secrets and who knows what else the future brings for them?”

Stream “’Quirigua Successors” now on Spotify.

FRAGMENTUM is a melodic dark metal band from Lokeren, Belgium founded by Jan Bruggeman and Gunnar Nopens, accompanied on stage by Wouter Macaré (drums) and Ozzy Voskuilen (bass). The band has been described as a hybrid of Depeche Mode and In Flames, featuring melodies, synths, and ambient sounds combined with heavy riffs and crushing grooves.

FRAGMENTUM:
Jan Bruggeman – Vocals & Guitar
Gunnar Nopens – Vocals & Guitar
Ozzy Voskuilen – Bass (live)
Wouter Macaré – Drums (live)ht

In 2019, FRAGMENTUM released its first full-length album, Pugnacity, which showcased a more straightforward approach than earlier material. The album’s lyrics were focused on personal turmoil and inner struggle.

A concept album, titled “Masters Of Perplexity” was released in 2021. This album explored Mayan history and philosophy, each song a chapter in an elaborate and epic story. After the album’s release, FRAGMENTUM embarked on a short tour across Eastern Europe.

You can experience the band’s most recent creation, a single titled “Quirigua Successors” this summer. The song is a precursor of their next full-length album, coming later this year.

FRAGMENTUM has shared the stage with some of metal’s biggest names, including Children of Bodom, Swallow the Sun, Wolfheart, Soulfly, and Annihilator.

fragmentum.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LOCRIAN – Stream Entirety Of Newly Released Album “New Catastrophism”

Posted in ambient music, experimental music, Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on August 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The newly released LOCRIAN album New Catastrophism is now streaming on the Profound Lore Youtube channel. The album was released on August 12, 2022 on vinyl, CD and digital formats. Alongside New Catastrophism, LOCRIAN will also be releasing the Ghost Frontiers EP that will come as a bonus disc with the CD edition, a bonus digital download with the LP, and released through all digital channels on August 12th. The Ghost Frontiers EP features the two tracks “Witness The Collapse Of Geologic Time” and “The Chasm Of The Future”.

The band comments: “NEW CATASTROPHISM is the expression of years of observing disasters all around us and an opening to a new vision of a world changed beyond repair. We’re pleased to share this album with the world after such a long break and hope it serves as a soundtrack to the changes to come.”

Listen: https://youtu.be/NgDwdKOfG9o

New Catastrophism sees the iconic experimental music trio return back to their roots through four immersive tracks that signal towards the band’s signature expressions through dark ambient, experimental music, drone and post rock. Massive dystopian soundscapes through the intricate, layered, and spacious sound palette LOCRIAN unveil.

LOCRIAN is a prophetic voice of decline. From the band’s inception, it has comfortably straddled both the experimental and metal underground, weaving themes of apocalypse, urban decay, environmental destruction and birth/death/rebirth throughout its multifaceted and genre-defying releases. The trio formed in 2005 in Chicago and features Terence Hannum (synthesizers, vocals, tape loops), André Foisy (guitars, electronics), and Steven Hess (drums, electronics). Over their sixteen-year history, Locrian have released six studio albums, three collaborative albums, and numerous limited-edition releases.

New Catastrophism and Ghost Frontiers was recorded and mixed by J. Robbins, mastered by Brad Boatright, and features artwork by Trevor Paglen with design by Chimere Noire.

New Catastrophism Tracklist:

1. Mortichnia
2. The Glare Is Everywhere And Nowhere Our Shadow 
3. Incomplete Map Of Voids
4. Cenotaph To The Final Glacier

Order on CD: https://locrian.bandcamp.com/album/new-catastrophism

Order on vinyl: https://profoundlorerecords.merchtable.com/music/locrian-new-catastrophism-vinyl-lp

Source: C Squared Music

THE ORIGINAL MISFITS – With Very Special Guest ALICE COOPER – October 29th In Dallas Texas! Info You Need!

Posted in halloween, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, horror, horror punk, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Misfits Records:

Calling all Fiends…

SEE the ORIGINAL MISFITS headline Halloween Weekend at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, TX, Saturday, October 29, 2022!

Featuring Original singer/songwriter GLENN DANZIG and Original bassist JERRY ONLY with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar.

The ORIGINAL MISFITS LIVE in concert joined by very special guest, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ALICE COOPER, and The Distillers.

Tickets ON SALE NOW at LiveNation.com

Don’t miss this hybrid moment in the Misfits legacy of brutality…

LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, And LA Maybe Concert Review – By Tanis Enos

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, concerts, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Location: Amos’ Southend – Charlotte NC

Date: 7/27/2022

While on the Sonic Slam Tour, LA Guns and Faster Pussycat broke away from the Keifer Band to perform a sold out show of their own. Fans of all ages lined up outside Amos’ Southend in Charlotte North Carolina to witness their own piece of 80’s metal history. Members of Faster Pussycat graciously greeted fans as they walked to the connected restaurant for some preshow refreshments.

Doors opened at 7:00pm and fans filed in filling in both levels to max capacity. First to take the stage was Carolina natives LA Maybe. This 5-piece rock n roll band was the perfect way to open the show. These young musicians perfectly captured the old school style of rock that both LA Guns and Faster Pussycat bring to the table. Right out of the gate they had the whole venue pumped and ready to go, playing all original music. Midway through the show, guitarist Driz let fans know that he had rocked so hard he chipped a tooth. As their set came to an end lead singer, Goliath Furr, began to talk about how the band was trying to gain a spot on the upcoming KISS Kruise. Furr turned his attention to drummer, Ryan Fosnow, who was holding up a sign that said “Show me your boobies.” Once he turned the sign over it instructed fans to vote for them on Lamaybe.com/vote. They ended their show encouraging fans to sing along to their original song “Oh Sugar”. After the show the band mingled with fans to watch the rest of the performers.

Faster Pussycat took the stage next and were welcomed by thunderous applause and cheers. Opening the show with “Jack the Bastard” it was immediately clear that lead singer, Taime Downe, still had the vocal strength that made Faster Pussycat just as fierce in the 80’s. Downe stands center stage with such pride and confidence and has an amazing band to back him up. The talents of bass player Danny Nordahl, best known as Slim Tender, and drummer Chad Stewart combine to create an exceptional rhythm section and truly shine in songs like “Bathroom Wall”. The guitar duo of Ronnie Simmons and Sam Bam Koltun really bring the sleaze. Before he even plays a note, you can already tell that Simmons is a true rockstar. His style, both in the way he plays and how he dresses can easily be seen as having inspiration from the Ramones to AC/DC. The punk flair that Simmons provides adds a little extra something to the Pussycat set. The true star of the show, however, was in fact Sam Bam Koltun. He truly is a guitar virtuoso at such a young age. He makes every strum and pluck look so easy and it is safe to say that being on stage and performing truly comes natural to him. Even though there is only one original member left, each musician plays like they were there the day the song was written.

Fans were given a special treat when former Faster Pussycat and current LA Guns guitarist, Ace Von Johnson joined the band to perform “Bathroom Wall”. The fun did not end there, though. Downe took to side stage as Slim Tender had his turn on vocals. The band welcomed LA Guns bass player, Johnny Martin to the stage and Tender sang “Pretty Fucked Up”. This certainly got the crowd even more pumped. Faster Pussycat ended their show with “Babylon” and left fans scratching for more.

LA Guns wrapped the night with a miraculous 16 song set that included songs from a very diverse set of albums. They opened with an explosion performing the first track off “Checkered Past”, “Cannonball”. Lead vocalist, Phil Lewis, immediately had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. It does not take long to pick up on the fact that Lewis loves what he does. He is a front man that the younger generation will always be able to enjoy as his vocals have remained immaculate even after over 44 years of singing. While having Lewis on vocals is extremely important for their sound, you can’t have LA Guns without founding member and band namesake, Tracii Guns. Guns continues to amaze fans with his iconic technique and sound. Right before playing “Over the Edge”, Guns began to play his guitar with a violin bow. Long time fans of Tracii know that he is a very big Led Zeppelin fan and this is evident to be a tribute to Jimmy Page with a Tracii Guns twist. This was the first tour to feature Shawn Duncan on drums. Duncan, who also played in BulletBoys, melded so well with the rest of the band, you would have thought he had been with the band from the beginning. A ball of energy was personified in the form of Johnny Martin that night. Martin was in everyone’s face playing his absolute heart out on bass. It was quite the sight to see as he and Ace would bump into each other or play back to back throughout most of the set.

The fun did not stop there, as both Lewis and Guns stepped aside and welcomed Koltun back to the stage as guitarist Ace Von Johnson took over on vocals to sing a cover of “New Rose” by The Damned. Ace started the song with a small speech stating “Do something fucking nice man, this world is fucking numb as it is. There’s too much fucking negative shit man, do something cool”. As a well known animal advocate this type of thing is not out of character for Ace, and the speech was met with a very intense positive reaction. Though Ace is better known for his guitar work, his love for punk rock showed through in his vocals and wowed everyone. As the show came to an end the band took their final bow and, to lighten the mood, began to dance around the stage to a cover of “So Long, Farewell” By The Vandals. Fans cheered and screamed for more as the band excited the stage.

After the show 4 out of 5 members of Faster Pussycat made their way over to their merch table to take pictures with EVERYONE. Ace also made his way into the large crowd of fans to take pictures. Faster Pussycat and LA Guns are perfectly matched to tour together. The crowd’s energy was constant during both bands. Even though the Sonic Slam Tour has come to an end, it is safe to say that this is not going to be the last time we see Faster Pussycat and LA Guns together.

Tanis Enos

Rat Pak Records Set To Release Anthony Gomes / “High Voltage Blues” Album

Posted in blues music, blues rock, guitarists, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Acclaimed Blues Rock guitarist Anthony Gomes will release his 13th studio album entitled, “High Voltage Blues” on Friday September 23, 2022 via Rat Pak Records. Coming off the heels of his highly successful 2020 #1 Billboard charting release, “Containment Blues”, “High Voltage Blues” is a compilation album that showcases three new studio tracks, along with eleven re-recorded fan favorites and features guest appearances by legendary bassist Billy Sheehan, KoRn drummer Ray Luzier, renown vocalist Bekka Bramlett and The Voice™ contestant Wendy Moten. Watch the video and pre-order you exclusive hand autographed bundles at: https://ratpakrecordsamerica.com/anthonygomes

TRACK LISTING:
01 Painted Horse (featuring Billy Sheehan & Ray Luzier)
02 Fur Covered Handcuffs
03 Blues-A-Fied
04 Born to Ride (featuring Billy Sheehan & Ray Luzier)
05 Peace, Love and Loud Guitars (featuring Billy Sheehan & Ray Luzier)
06 I Believe
07 Red Handed Blues
08 Turn It Up!
09 Blues In The First Degree
10 Hell and Half of Georgia
11 Darkest Before The Dawn (featuring Bekka Bramlett & Wendy Moten)
12 Blues Child
Bonus Tracks
13 White Trash Princess
14 Rebel Highway (featuring Billy Sheehan & Ray Luzier)
15 Darkest Before The Dawn – Extended Version (featuring Bekka Bramlett & Wendy Moten)

Philadelphia Rockers SONJA Releasing “Loud Arriver” September 23rd On Cruz Del Sur Music

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Philadelphia (PA) – Cruz Del Sur Music has announced a September 23 release date for Loud Arriver, the full-length debut album from Philadelphia rockers SONJA. The album will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats.

A passionate display of heavy rock and metal, Loud Arriver pre-orders are available now at:

CD: https://tinyurl.com/sraz48ad

LP: https://tinyurl.com/bdh8d9c4

Melissa Moore was fired from Texas black metallers Absu in 2017. When she came out as transgender to her bandmates, she figured she would have their support in this most vulnerable moment of her life. Instead, every member of Absu but one shunned her. Moore was dismissed via text message under the claim she had “fired herself” with “her decision.”

Undeterred by the collapse of Absu, Moore and Absu touring drummer Grzesiek Czapla (the lone member of the band who supported her transition) set in motion to activate SONJA, a project they started in 2014. Bassist Ben Brand eventually joined the fold, cementing a three-piece lineup that eschews traditional subgenres for a nuanced, hook-laden, passionate and powerful display of heavy rock/metal on their first full-length and Cruz Del Sur Music debut, Loud Arriver.

Loud Arriver was recorded in 2019 at Creep Recording Studio in Philadelphia with Dan Kishbaugh. Its vocals were tracked in 2020 at the same studio but with acclaimed producer Arthur Rizk (Cavalera Conspiracy, Enforced, Kreator). Loud Arriver marks the first time that Moore has released a full-length album in ten years and also marks her debut as lead vocalist. It is a cathartic event for Moore: A lot of the music she wrote in that period is now lost due to the adverse circumstances surrounding her gender, but SONJA forged ahead. The global pandemic exacerbated the wait to release Loud Arriver but allowed Moore and her bandmates to put additional energy into the album under the concept of “go big or go home.”

Photo Credit: Don Vincent Ortega

Indeed, Loud Arriver is stacked with big, anthemic songs fitting Moore’s impassioned vocal delivery and punctuating guitar work. Through the deft use of minor, melodic-minor and harmonic keys, Moore’s guitar-playing channels an atmosphere of urgency and abandon, reflecting the tumultuous period of her transition where hostility and fear greeted her at every corner. Moore’s lyrics delve further into these topics, addressing the period she lived her life in secret and self-suppression that led to sorrow and dissociation. And her lyrics also touch upon her desire to retaliate upon those who threaten her very existence for being transgender.

Loud Arriver is the result of the intense and demanding vision the members of SONJA had from the day they started. It is the embodiment of true metal and rock ‘n’ roll with nothing held back. It is only fitting, then, that Moore establishes SONJA’s mission statement: “We aren’t interlopers. We’ve been here all along. Now that we have passed step one, we are locked and loaded and have a massive kingdom to overthrow.”

Track Listing:

  1. When the Candle Burns Low…
  2. Nylon Nights
  3. Pink Fog
  4. Wanting Me Dead
  5. Fuck, Then Die
  6. Daughter of the Morning Star
  7. Moans from the Chapel
  8. Loud Arriver

Line-Up:

Melissa Moore – Guitar/Vocals
Ben Brand – Bass
Grzesiek Czapla – Drums

sonjaband.bandcamp.com

cruzdelsurmusic.com

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

A STATEMENT FROM MOON TOOTH

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

Photo credit: Jayleigh H.

GoFundMe; https://bit.ly/NickLeeGFM

Moon Tooth family,

It’s been a week since we made the announcement we would have to be dropping off the Cave In show at Gramercy Theatre due to an emergency. While it wasn’t very detailed, we went through an intense and honestly terrifying experience with one of our members. We were hoping that by this time everything would be back to “normal,” and Nick Lee would be able to address the situation and explain everything to you on his own. Unfortunately, that is not the reality at this time. It’s not easy to write this, and there is no way to sugarcoat the situation so we’re just going with honesty.

On Thursday afternoon (July 21), we met up for rehearsal and to prep for the following night’s show. Nick seemed like his normal self but mentioned how exhausted he was and how he had been sort of foggy and confused the last 24 hours. We agreed to run the set but finish early so he could get some rest and sleep it off. While setting up our gear we were walking in and out of the rooms at the studio and at some point, Nick had fallen and hit his head. While looking through security camera footage after the fact, we learned that Nick had a seizure and fell hitting his head on a bass drum. We had found him just moments after it had happened, and immediately called an ambulance to rush him to the nearest hospital. By the time the EMT’s arrived he had suffered a second seizure.

Here we are a week later, and sadly things have taken a turn for the worse. He has been suffering from seizures every night escalating to the point of needing to be intubated and essentially put in a medically induced coma to give his body a chance to heal. The doctors continue to take many tests to properly diagnose Nick while keeping him as stable as possible in order to heal. The cause of all this still remains unclear, and a very confusing situation as it came out of nowhere. Nick has absolutely no history of medical problems like these. Aside from the grind of touring life, Nick lives as healthy a lifestyle as anyone. We have all seen him running, climbing, and jumping on stages all over the country, occasional yoga, hiking, etc..

Nick’s fiancé, Lianna, and his family have been at his side the entire week. Providing as much love and comfort as humanly possible. Keeping us updated as we all continue to navigate this whole ordeal.  

If you had the opportunity to know Nick, you know he has always been loving, compassionate, and would do anything and everything he could to care for his friends and family. No matter what the situation he would always be there to talk and be leaned on offering any support and comfort he could. We can’t put into words how much Nick has done for the three of us, how he continued to inspire and push us to our greatest potential. Nick lives and breathes for what we do, and has impacted the lives of many with his love and art.

Now is the time to help our brother. While the doctors and hospitals are still trying to narrow down what causes his symptoms and bring him back to normal health, the medical bills stack higher and higher. It may take some significant time to recover from this as we are still getting more details. We wanted to start this campaign to get a step ahead of the matter, so he may focus on his health and returning to normalcy without the stress and burden of a massive amount of debt piled against him.  

We know this is rough to digest, but we will all get through this together. Moon Tooth is family, and we will do whatever it takes to take care of one another. We love you, we’re here for you, and as always, we greatly appreciate your support.

-Vin, John, & Ray

GoFundMe; https://bit.ly/NickLeeGFM

Source: Speakeasy PR

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.

WHITESNAKE – Cancels 2022 North America Tour Dates

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Due to David Coverdale’s “persistent upper respiratory infection” Whitesnake has cancelled their 2022 North American tour with Scorpions and Thundermother. Scorpions and Thundermother will still proceed with their North American tour, together.

From Whitesnake.com:

It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart that I must announce that Whitesnake will no longer be able to join The Scorpions on their US and Canadian tour due to my continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection that affects my ability to perform. This includes the cancellation of our own headlining shows as well.

While Whitesnake will no longer be on the tour, the Scorpions will be continuing on. We Wish Our Good Friends, The Scorpions Every Success!!!

We Wish You Well”

David Coverdale

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Metal Odyssey wishes David Coverdale a quick recovery and the power of healing. Stay strong, David Coverdale!

Aug. 21 – Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage
Aug. 24 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Centre Videotron
Aug. 27 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Center
Aug. 30 – Detroit, Mich. @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sept. 1 – Rosemont, Ill. @ Allstate Arena
Sept. 5 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Borgata Casino
Sept. 7 – Belmont Park, N.Y. @ UBS Arena
Sept. 9 – Mashantucket, Ct. @ Foxwoods Casino
Sept. 12 – Hollywood, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
Sept. 14 – Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena
Sept. 17 – Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
Sept. 19 – El Paso, Texas @ Don Haskins Center
Sept. 21 – Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Arena
Sept. 24 – San Antonio, Texas @ Freeman Coliseum
Sept. 27 – Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center
Sept. 29 – Denver, Colo. @ Ball Arena
Oct. 1 – San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena
Oct. 4 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
Oct. 7 – Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center
Oct. 9 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
Oct. 13 – Spokane, Wash. @ Spokane Arena
Oct. 15 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
Oct. 18 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Coliseum
Oct. 21 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Mandalay Bay

LONG LIVE DAVID COVERDALE.

WHITESNAKE FOREVER.

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

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

KISS – Announces November 30th Concert At Tokyo Dome

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From KISS Twitter:

JUST ANNOUNCED: Tokyo Dome -Nov 30, 2022 – #TOKYO, #JAPAN!

OH YEAH! We can’t wait to see you again, #KISSARMY JAPAN! Get ready for a very special night! #EndOfTheRoadTour

General public tickets go on sale Sept 2nd.

Stay tuned to KISSONLINE.com for Ticket & VIP info.

LONG LIVE KISS.

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

Swedish Heavy Rock Queens THUNDERMOTHER Share Music Video For Title Track Of Upcoming New Album “Black And Gold”!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

August 19, 2022 will see the Swedish heavy rock queens that are THUNDERMOTHER, release their hotly anticipated, new album, Black And Gold, via AFM Records. Twelve adrenaline-fuelled songs will take you on a wild, high voltage and powerful ride into the filthy yet catchy rock ‘n’ roll sound THUNDERMOTHER is known and loved for: Creating infectious party rock songs with an irresistible feelgood appeal!

Following their latest, chart-breaking album Heat Wave (2020), that has been praised by both fans and international music press alike, Black And Gold looks set to be a next landmark and level for the charismatic, authentic and ambitious band, as previously-released singles “I Don’t Know You”, “Watch Out” or “Hot Mess” already proved. Today, THUNDERMOTHER presents a brand new music video, for the album title track Black And Gold!

“The title track of our upcoming album and the ONE song that we hope to unite all our fans under, the colors black and gold are ours now and we wear it with pride!” Says vocalist Guernica Mancini. “This tribe is for everyone, let’s lead the way with love, unity and passion and why not look amazing while doing that too!”

Watch THUNDERMOTHER’s brand new video for “Black And Gold” HERE:

Get the song on all digital platforms at THIS LOCATION!

With four critically acclaimed studio albums to date and countless, frenetically acclaimed live shows under their belt – not even the Corona pandemic could completely slow the band down and they played concerts from such as the roof of a fire truck, THUNDERMOTHER were born for the stage, their energetic live shows have to be seen. The band is currently on tour in Europe, followed by a US run with legendary SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE. All of their upcoming live dates can be found below.

Black And Gold, was recorded at Baggpipe Studios, Stockholm, and was mixed and mastered by Søren Andersen at Medley Studios in Copenhagen. Coming out on Vinyl, CD and as Digital formats on August 19, 2022 through AFM Records, the album pre-sale is now available at THIS LOCATION or to pre-save on Digital platforms HERE!

THUNDERMOTHER:
Guernica Mancini – Vocals
Filippa Nässil – Guitars
Emlee Johansson – Drums
Mona Lindgren – Bass

Black And Gold – track listing:

  1. The Light In The Sky
  2. Black And Gold
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. Hot Mess
  5. Wasted
  6. Watch Out
  7. I Don’t Know You
  8. Looks No Hooks
  9. Loud And Free
  10. Try With Love
  11. Stratosphere
  12. Borrowed Time

THUNDERMOTHER – Live in Europe:
29.07.2022 (FI) Oulu – Qstock Festival
30.07.2022 (FI) Åbo – DBTL-festival
31.07.2022 (DE) Johannesberg – Mühlenbergfestival
04.08.-06.08.2022 (DE) Wacken – Wacken Open Air
06.08.2022 (DE) Gelsenkirchen – Horst Rockt
10.08.2022 (DE) Düsseldorf – Zakk
11.08.2022 (DE) Eschwege – Open Flair Festival
12.08.2022 (DE) Georgsmarienhütte – Hütte Rockt Festival
13.08.2022 (DE) Zweisimmen – Mannried Open Air
17.08.2022 (DE) Selb – Gemeindehalle Schirnding
18.08.2022 (DE) Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Open Air
19.08.2022 (DE) Gusow – Wild Motors & Beach Party

North American Tour 2022, with SCORPIONS & WHITESNAKE:
Aug 21 Toronto, ON (Budweiser Stage)
Aug 24 Quebec City, QC (Centre Videotron)
Aug 27 Montreal, QC (Bell Center)
Aug 30 Detroit, MI (Pine Knob Music Theatre)
Sep 01 Rosemont, IL (Allstate Arena)
Sep 05 Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata Casino)
Sep 07 Belmont Park, NY (UBS Arena)
Sep 09 Mashantucket, CT (Foxwoods Casino)
Sep 12 Hollywood, FL (Hard Rock Live)
Sep 14 Tampa, FL (Amalie Arena)
Sep 17 Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
Sep 19 El Paso, TX (Don Haskins Center)
Sep 21 Tulsa, OK (BOK Arena)
Sep 24 San Antonio, TX (Freeman Coliseum)
Sep 27 Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
Sep 29 Denver, CO (Ball Arena)
Oct 01 San Diego, CA (Viejas Arena)
Oct 04 Los Angeles, CA (The Forum)
Oct 07 Fresno, CA (Save Mart Center)
Oct 09 Portland, OR (Moda Center)
Oct 13 Spokane, WA (Spokane Arena)
Oct 15 Tacoma, WA (Tacoma Dome)
Oct 18 Oakland, CA (Oakland Coliseum)
Oct 21 Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay)

Source: AFM Records

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 30th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 30, 2001 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. The set list below:

  1. N.I.B.
  2. Snowblind
  3. Scary Dreams
  4. War Pigs
  5. Iron Man
  6. Into the Void
  7. The Wizard
  8. Black Sabbath
  9. Paranoid
  10. Children of the Grave

On July 30, 2005 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Tweeter Center in Chicago, Illinois. Set list below:

N.I.B.
After Forever
War Pigs
Dirty Women
Fairies Wear Boots
Symptom Of The Universe / Sweet Leaf / Electric Funeral
Iron Man
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Paranoid
Encore: Children Of The Grave
Outro: Changes

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

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.

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