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QUIET RIOT’s Longtime Bassist CHUCK WRIGHT Releases First Official Single & Video “ARMY OF ME” From His Debut Solo Album, CHUCK WRIGHT’S SHELTERING SKY!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on November 28, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Los Angeles, CA – Long-time bassist for multi-platinum rockers Quiet Riot, Chuck Wright, proudly presents the release of the first single from his new solo album. Wright has also worked alongside such rock music luminaries as Alice Cooper, Greg Allman, Ted Nugent, various members of Guns N’ Roses and Kiss to name a few, and now embarks on his first-ever solo excursion.

The first single is a hard-rocking, intense interpretation of Björk’s 1995 hit “Army of Me” and is accompanied by a video that represents Wright’s exploration into disorder and parallels with the recent chaotic state of world affairs. The visuals include a 3D animation of an “army” of Ruth Bader Ginsburgs, the late Supreme Court Justice, feminist icon, and steadfast advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. “I chose to recognize the late Justice Ginsburg in this video as she was such a formidable presence on and off the bench. She challenged the status quo knocking down legal obstacles to women’s equality and inspired an army of believers.”

The track “Army Of Me” features several of Wright’s musical peers including the late Pat Torpey (Mr. Big) on drums, guitarist Lanny Cordola (House of Lords), and Sven Martin (Jonathan Davis Band) on keyboards along with songstress Whitney Tai, the recent “Best Vocalist” winner at The Intercontinental Music Awards.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/BeORufRPfVo
(Mixed by Tim Janssens)

Stream/download the single:https://orcd.co/chuck_wrights_sheltering_sky_army_of_me

The full-length album from Chuck Wright’s Sheltering Sky, coming in 2022, features over 30 guest performers including members of Mr. Big, Skid Row, Tesla, Dream Theater, Great White, Asia, Jefferson Starship, acclaimed solo artists Allen Hinds, Toshi Yanagi, and many others. Wright is finally stepping out on his own with a wide range of genres, from Jazz Fusion, Prog, Funk to in-your-face Hard Rock, which was in itself one of the things that led him to want to forge his own way and create this unique collection of songs within his “Sheltering Sky” project.

Photos:
Top photo: Mari Kawaguchi
Bottom photo: Tim Janssens

For more information:
www.chuckwright.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChuckWrightOfficial

Source: Glass Onyon PR

LONG LIVE CHUCK WRIGHT.

THUNDEROR (ft. members of Skull Fist) Breathe New Life Into NWOBHM With Music Video “How We Roll”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , on November 28, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

L-R – Oscar Rangel – Bass, JJ Tartaglia – Vocals, Drums, Keys, Jonny Nesta – Guitars
Photo Credit – Rae Chatten

Debut Album “Fire It Up” Out Feb 25, 2022 via Boonsdale Records

March 2022 European Tour w/ Traveler, Toledo Steel

Thunderor is a relatively new band, just having started up in the midst of the pandemic when JJ Tartaglia (Skull Fist) felt a calling to develop his singing and front his own band. He was joined by Skull Fist bandmate Jonny Nesta and Oscar Rangel (Operus, ex-Annihilator) creating a heavy 80’s influenced power trio that knows how to rock fans. They are releasing their debut album “Fire It Up” early next year with the first single being “How We Roll”, which Tartaglia explains:

“How We Roll just felt like the right choice as the first single to come out with. It’s a catchy tune, with a big emphasis on the song-writing, and that’s the main thing with Thunderor. It’s got that anthem-like singalong chorus, feels like freedom and good times. It’s a song about friends, road trips, and not wanting to go home when it’s time to go home haha.”

The album is a fresh take on NWOTHM, with 80s synths, piano, and gong hits. Lyrically it’s an adventure, complete with motorcycles, romance, and danger. It inspires you to go after your life and to never give up. The video for the groovy, catchy single features shots of the band cruising on bikes; JJ Tartaglia is indeed an avid motorcycle rider and has been featured a couple of times in Adventure Bike Rider.

Tartaglia expects that the album will be a hit with Skull Fist fans who will find some familiarity in the music, and also will intrigue new listeners who will be drawn in by the originality and catchy hooks. He cites that being a singing drummer definitely adds a unique twist and will allow for a creative setup when they hit the stage. He sums up the album:

“I think we’ve created a truly original album with Fire It Up. It was a blast writing these songs and putting my personality into the lyrics for the first time. The songs on the album are meant to inspire a life journey – an adventure with friends, motorcycles, romance, danger, and victory. I hope it will be a soundtrack for your adventures.”

The 80s-infused heavy metal is recommended for fans of Skull Fist, Saxon, and Judas Priest.

The music video for “How We Roll”can be viewed via its premiere on Bravewords HERE

Single stream – Spotify 

“Fire It Up” comes out on February 25th, 2022 via Boonsdale Records.

Album pre-order – https://thunderor.bigcartel.com

Track Listing:
1. Fire It Up (5:12)
2. How We Roll (4:14)
3. All or Nothing (4:31)
4. Dangerous Times (5:24)
5. Thunderor (4:32)
6. On the Run (4:04)
7. Into the Storm (1:34)
8. We Can Make It (4:21)
9. Cold Tears (5:17)
Album Length: 39:09

European Tour Dates:
Thunderor w/ Traveler and Toledo Steel
11.3.22 – Rockclub Nordbayern – Selb, Germany
12.3.22 – Divadlo Pod Carou – Pisek, Czech
13.3.22 – Bambi Galore Hamburg, Germany
14.3.22 – Stengade – Copenhagen, Denmark
15.3.22 – TBA – Berlin, Germany
16.3.22 – Kasseturm – Weimar Germany
17.3.22 – Don’t Panic – Essen, Germany
18.3.22 – Goldgrube – Kassel, Germany

For more info:
Facebook.com/ThunderorOfficial
Instagram.com/thunderor_official
EPK

LONG LIVE THUNDEROR.

DESERT CLOUDS – Sign To Mandrone Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, music news with tags , , , on November 27, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

London based DESERT CLOUDS deliver ’60s psychedelic/rock influences and ’90s arrangements (or the other way around), with their own distinctive dark sound. The dynamic outfit sign to Mandrone Records as they prepare to release their new album Planexit in 2022.

The band comments:

“It took long but finally we have found the right people to work with. It’s not easy to find a label like Mandrone Records who prioritizes the artist’s point of view while they work all around it”

Drawing inspiration from all genres and influences from the likes of SYD BARRETT to LED ZEPPELIN to NIRVANA, and TOOL. Lyrically they often explore the darker side of the human condition and draw on interests such as the Italian artistic movement Decadentism, along with existentialism. DESERT CLOUDS have a career spanning two decades. Originating from Italy, the outfit have seen line-up changes, multiple releases, and worked with a range of producers.

Source: C Squared Music

https://desertclouds.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/thedesertclouds/?hl=en
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5eRXH30mqGAGRBF3ZLkzV7

BLODTÅR – “Blodtår” Is Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

NEWS FROM THE NORTH
Nordvis Newsletter 2021-11-26

LP available on January 22, 2022

Dreamlike and longing but still vicious and punishing – Nordic black metal saturated in that characteristically wild and unbound organic spirit associated with many of the Nordvis bands. Perhaps somewhere in-between Murg and Panphage, but with an atmosphere rooted in folkloric mysticism. Blodtår’s primary strength is the masterful use of contrast in mood and music, showcasing both acoustic interludes and a youthful fire that brings early Dissection to mind.

Tracklist:
1. Djävulskap
2. Svartsejd
3. Besatt
4. Aldrig Mer

Purchase at link below:

https://www.nordvis.com/en/blodtar-a-43

LONG LIVE BLODTÅR

THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON To Release New Single

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

“Return To Earth”, the new single from heavy psych doom metal space project, THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON will be released on all streaming platforms on December 10th. Landing ahead of their upcoming album in Spring 2022, the dynamic collective of seasoned musicians, powerhouse vocal talent and a visual Sci Fi stage show has seen the project take off into orbit.

“We are incredibly excited to release the first single off our new Album. Return To Earth is the perfect song to showcase our new sound. After wood shedding through the worst of the pandemic we are very proud of the work we have accomplished. This song is the first of many new exciting adventures. Climb aboard and strap yourself in. We are about to blast off!”

With wide appeal in Comic Con culture, THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON not only perform epic sounds and live shows, they are busy with famed horror artist Rick Lara as the band’s art director and artist involved in rebooting the band’s comic book. “Return To Earth” delivers soaring instrumentation, ethereal lead vocals and a haunting choral backing. The soundscape is an expanse of powerful chord progressions, along with heavy grooves from the guitars and bass that bring a delicious sludge edge. All of the elements combine to produce a theatrical mood with added effects in the form of narrative clips.

THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON use their music to transport to other worlds. Their cosmic sound is a fantastic combination of genre mixing and sheer creativity. Take trip out into the galaxy and beyond safe in knowledge that with THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON you’ll “Return To Earth”.

THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON IS:

Luna Nemesis- Lead Vocals
The General Shane Thirteen- Guitar and Vocals
R. Benjamin Black- Lead Guitar and Vocals
Zakkatron- Bass
Adryon Alin- Drums
Nova 1001001- Vocals

Source: C Squared Music

Links:
www.theywatchusfromthemoon.com
https://theywatchusfromthemoon.bandcamp.com/

MEGADETH – Metal Tour of the Year Takes Front Cover Of Pollstar

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , on November 23, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

From MEGADETH:

Metal Tour of the Year takes the front cover of this week’s Pollstar Magazine. Check out the full story behind this summer’s run with Megadeth, Lamb of God, Trivium and Hatebreed, now up at pollstar.com

LONG LIVE MEGADETH.

SEVENTH STORM – Featuring Former Moonspell Drummer Mike Gaspar, Signs To Atomic Fire Records; Debut Album Due Out In August 2022

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , on November 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

An outfit created in the midst of chaos, erected from an earth in mourning and the universal struggle to reclaim our humanity… Uncertainty of the collective future remains, but even in darkness there is light. A new challenge emerges from the shadows and a new hope begins to dissipate the pain. A powerful connection that binds us to the universe and a deep desire for spiritual illumination exists within us. We introduce to you, SEVENTH STORM.

Five musicians from Portugal who aspire to play music full of emotion and character, the members of SEVENTH STORM are fighters seeking a new path in life. Comments drummer and band leader Mike Gaspar (ex-Moonspell), “We come together with one goal: to stay strong so that there may be a chance of freedom to come, to never give up even in the most troubling times. Our crusade starts now. May our paths cross; may we one day visit the seven continents and navigate through the seven seas, in the hope of creating the perfect storm: the SEVENTH STORM. May the light and fire return to this forgotten art. Let the horns be heard once more. Join us.”

Atomic Fire Records is proud to announce the signing of this promising dark metal outfit who are working on their debut album, slated for release in August 2022.

“SEVENTH STORM signing to Atomic Fire Records is the best thing that could have happened to us,” says Gaspar. “We are so proud to be a part of this amazing team that truly believes in metal. Together, our mission is to set fire to your hearts once more. Get ready for the best label ever because we are here to stay.”

Adds Atomic Fire Records co-CEO and founder Markus Wosgien, “Our common friend Esa Holopainen of Amorphis introduced us and there was magic in the air right away. Within twenty-four hours, it was clear that we would experience this adventure together. The group’s demo songs, brimming over with inspiration and all their emotions, really touched us. Our whole team fell in love, and we are fully convinced that this STORM will become nothing but a hurricane.”

SEVENTH STORM emerged from Gaspar’s strong desire to continue making music after his departure from Moonspell in 2020. “I was at a crossroad in my life, feeling a bit lost and unsure of my artistic future,” notes Gaspar, who was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and moved to Portugal in 1988. “Then a good friend of mine got me together with musicians that he thought could fulfill my vision.”

Initially, he was just eager to get back to drumming with a band and to feel inspired by music again, but after SEVENTH STORM’s first rehearsal, he realized how powerful their connection was. “Most of the members had a more hard rock background and not such an extreme metal underground influence like mine, but this diversity in musical styles is what made the energy in the rehearsal room so magical. Some of the first riffs we played reminded me of early Darkthrone and Emperor. It almost felt like I had gone back in time and was reliving my youth, but with thirty years of experience! The driving force was to save and honor my past and being able to share that with a new metal family – to hopefully make epic, meaningful music full of soul and emotion.”

Don’t miss out on SEVENTH STORM’s journey. Expect further travel details to be revealed in the weeks to come.

SEVENTH STORM: Mike Gaspar – drums, Rez – vocals, Ben Stockwell – lead guitar, Josh Riot – guitar, Butch Cid – bass guitar

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

LONG LIVE SEVENTH STORM.

VIRUS OF IDEALS – Release Cover Of Cradle Of Filth Classic “Nymphetamine”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , on November 20, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Connecticut symphonic death metal band VIRUS OF IDEALS have released a stunning cover of the classic CRADLE OF FILTH track “Nymphetamine Fix”. The song is available on all digital streaming outlets including Spotify and Bandcamp.

The band comments:

” ‘Nymphetamine Fix’ is obviously a classic, but the main reason we chose to cover this song is because it fits our style perfectly: it has a balanced mix of screaming and clean vocals with strong keyboards and orchestrations. This song was a challenge to record because there are way more layers of vocals, orchestrations, and guitars than we are used to. Fortunately, our drummer Brian (Westbrook (Lich King)) is also a producer with a fantastic ear; we were able to stay very faithful to the original due largely to his direction. We know our debut album is long overdue (our EP is 5 years old), but we are still making progress despite numerous setbacks over the years. We were planning to cover this song anyways, but we thought it would make the wait a bit easier for our fans to have something new to listen to in the meantime.”

Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1qy5CAS7gl60vvgOrKEyWk?si=61b13fe1fe5040b8

Listen on Bandcamp: https://virusofideals.bandcamp.com/track/nymphetamine-fix

Source: C Squared Music

MYSTIC CIRCLE – Reunited German Black/Death Metallers Unleash Video For “Letters From The Devil” – Mystic Circle Album Details Revealed + Preorders Begin

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , on November 20, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Earlier this week, reunited German black/death metallers MYSTIC CIRCLE announced their signing to Atomic Fire Records. Today, the duo unveils a video for “Letters From The Devil,” the first single off their highly-anticipated, eponymous comeback, set for release on February 4th, 2022.

Elaborates the band of the track, “This song tells the true story of a possessed nun who reportedly received messages from Satan at night back in 1676. They were of a language that can’t be decoded to this day. Myths like these are always worthy of becoming a song within the MYSTIC CIRCLE universe, of course. Musically, we kept it diabolical but still infectiously melodic. That diabolicalness has greatly been staged in our new music video. Get seduced…!”

“Letters From The Devil” is part of a trilogy written by the band’s own A. Blackwar.

View the video, filmed and edited by Alen Ljubic and Nils Lesser, at THIS LOCATION.

Following the musical path where Infernal Satanic Verses — the final MYSTIC CIRCLE record featuring both reunion members — had left off in 1999, Mystic Circle was produced by the band and Nils Lesser at Vaultroom Productions while its artwork was designed by Brazilian artist Rafael Tavares.

Preorder Mystic Circle in various formats (box set, CD-digipak, black/red marbled vinyl), presave it, or preorder the album digitally to receive “Letters From The Devil” instantly and order the group’s new Letters From The Devil 7″ black vinyl single, which includes the exclusive, non-album B-side track “The Godsmasher,” limited to 666 copies and available now at THIS LOCATION.

Mystic Circle Track Listing:

1. Belial Is My Name, 2. Seven Headed Dragon, 3. Hell Demons Rising, 4. Letters From The Devil, 5. Darkness In Flames, 6. The Arrival Of Baphomet, 7. Curse Of The Wolf Demon, 8. Satanic Mistress, 9. Death Metal (Possessed Cover) * * CD-digipak only bonus track

Letters From The Devil 7” Track Listing:

Side A: Letters From The Devil

Side B: The Godsmasher

With seven studio albums and many tours alongside black metal heavyweights Marduk, Gorgoroth, and Dimmu Borgir under their belt, it wasn’t just a little history that German black/death metal legends MYSTIC CIRCLE left behind when they decided to call it quits in 2007. But alas, 14 years of silence are over as MYSTIC CIRCLE – consisting of Beelzebub and A. Blackwar who had actually left the group in 1999 – have risen from their graves to renew their deal with the Dark Lord.

MYSTIC CIRCLE:

Beelzebub – vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards A. Blackwar – vocals, guitars, drums, keyboards

Source: EARSPLIT PR

[Artwork by Rafael Tavares]

THREADS OF FATE – Release Lyric Video

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Symphonic metal band THREADS OF FATE have released a lyric video for their stunning song “The Cold Embrace Of The Light”. The song is from their upcoming album of the same name which will be released via Layered Reality Productions on 11 March, 2022.

Band founder Jon Pyres comments:

“We’re very happy to finally release the first single of the new album, admittedly a very special track for us. It explores the darker aspects of despair, of delving deep within and facing your inner demons. It was an interesting time for the band and the new material resulted in a far more sinister manner than the debut EP.” 

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-244kXD5ios

Pre-order: http://threadsoffate.net/shop/

https://www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfFateMusic

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE THREADS OF FATE.

FEAR IS DEAD – Releases New Track

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on November 6, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

NYC’s FEAR IS DEAD have released their new single “Disciples of Death”. The song is the follow up to their last single “Assimilation” which was released earlier this year. The band’s cross of metal and hardcore will appeal to fans of BIOHAZARD, SICK OF IT ALL and more!

The band was born from and transcends the everyday struggle, exploring the darker, deeper, and sometimes grittier side of the human experience. Five EPs have been released to date-Fear Is Dead, Mourning ritual, Eleutherophobia, What Remains and Omnicidal. In 2019, following their last release, the band put together a short but well-received west coast tour. Launching from Vegas to California, then up the western seaboard to Seattle and back, making new fans and friends along the way

FEAR IS DEAD has shared the stage with notable local artists like REBELMATIC, SOLEMN VISION, and touring bands like Hed P.E. The group has also been featured in publications such as Metal Injection, Metal Underground.com, Aquarian Weekly, Tattoo.Com, and New Noise Magazine.

The guys are currently working on their first full-length LP to be released in 2022. The present lineup consists of the front-man and founder, Skila, and David English (guitarist for the last three EPs, and second senior member). Ish Roberts (drums) has spent nearly 3 years leading the group rhythmically. Lastly, FEAR IS DEAD welcomes their newest member, Tony Sofio (bass), into the fold as of 2021.

Listen: https://fearisdead.bandcamp.com/track/disciples-of-death

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Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE FEAR IS DEAD.

SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA – Releases “A Sign Of Sublime” (Redux) 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , on November 6, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary vocalist SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA has revealed her song “A Sign Of Sublime (Redux)”. The track is a re-working of her classic song from her debut solo album and features guest appearances from Lindsay Schoolcraft (Juno nominated singer/Songwriter) and Ghul (MAYHEM).

Sarah comments:

“I’ve made it no secret that most of us involved with the out come of the album “A Sign Of Sublime” was a total disappointment, I’m not talking the orchestral tracks as 2 of them were off of the demo that Chris Rehn and I did before we formed Angtoria. I’m talking about the metal tracks. I never wanted to be just a backing singer, it was never the plan, so when you get a record deal under your own name, it’s a huge thing. To spare you the details, it ruined what dreams I had before the solo career started. I remember Dan, the guy mixing it saying to me outside the studio how over edited everything was and he literally couldn’t do a thing to save the album, basically you can’t roll a dog turd in icing sugar in the hope it will taste good. I’ve never seen a penny from the album, never seen a sales or streaming statement and the whole experience leaves a bitter taste in ya mouth. The guitarist who also had a dream, well I couldn’t explain what had happened as I knew he wouldn’t believe me and we stopped talking, but years later, trying to close the door on the album and company that destroyed it, we decided to re record the title track and show people how it should have been, how it should have sounded. Since meeting Dan, we have become really good friends, he has been by my side since he attempted to mix that album, so without him, this track wouldn’t haven’t happened. I’ve had so many good people, friends, get involved or give their blessing for this re recording, I am honoured and extremely lucky. We may record Lady Tyranny early next year also, but once that’s done, the door is closed. I hope people love it, but I do ask not to stream or buy the original album, go to YouTube and check it if you must. Hope this all makes sense and thank you.”

Listen: https://www.ghostcultmag.com/exclusive-premiere-sarah-jezebel-deva-a-sign-of-the-sublime-redux/

Follow Sarah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahjezebeldeva1977/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA.

SPACE COKE – To Release New Album ‘Lunacy’

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2021 by Metal Odyssey


On January 14 2022 psychedelic rockers SPACECOKE will release their new album Lunacy.

The band comments: “We have an origin theme that a trip to space is a breakaway from a society gone mad. A planet that has built up civilizations based on power and oppression. Also mix that with the SPACE COKE scene from Cheech and Chong’s movie. Reno grew up in a diverse multicultural household and likes his music and musical companions to reflect that. SPACE COKE is aural magic to ground us in how small our planet and its affectations are in an immeasurable existence.”

Lunacy is a Twilight Zone-like journey and will be both darker and more occult themed than previous albums. Each musician’s influences add to the complexity of the album and lend to something far beyond the traditional hallmarks of fuzz and bass. Reno Gooch pulls from his childhood of listening to Indian classical, as well as contemporary artists such as SUN RA, SONIC YOUTH and ANTHONY BRAXTON, plus some of rocks most well known godfathers: BLACK SABBATH, MOTHERS OF INVENTION and JIMI HENDRIX.

If you’re ready to embark on a journey from which you may not return, SPACE COKE will be your guide. As they say: If the amp don’t smoke, it ain’t SPACE COKE.

More information will be available soon.

Listen to SPACE COKE’s previous releases here: https://spacecoke.bandcamp.com/music

https://www.facebook.com/SpaceCokeSC

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE SPACE COKE.

EXHORDER – New Orleans Thrash Icons To Kick Off US Headlining Tour Later This Month; Band To Perform Legendary ‘Slaughter In The Vatican’ Debut In Full 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

[Photo by Stephanie Cabral]

New Orleans thrash icons EXHORDER will return to the road later this month on a US headlining tour. The journey runs from November 24th through December 19th and will see the band performing their classic 1990 debut, Slaughter In The Vatican, in its entirety!

Comments vocalist Kyle Thomas: “It seems kind of crazy that EXHORDER is finally doing a proper US tour for Slaughter In The Vatican in 2021, thirty-one years after its release. The opportunities and possibilities didn’t line up for us back in the day, so we’ve decided to take this show on the road and give everyone a proper tribute to this landmark album. As a band, we are truly grateful and honored to be able to do this, and for me it’s simply amazing. Almost like watching one of your children grow up and succeed in life! Without overstating the obvious too much, it’s going to be immeasurably exciting to once again take the show on the road after more than a year and a half on hold due to the pandemic. May we all find good health in the upcoming months to make the shows on this tour as exciting to witness as it is for us to perform them! We look forward to rolling with our support acts Take Offense, Extinction A.D., and Plague Years as well. See you all soon, can’t wait!”

Formed in 1986, EXHORDER’s thirty-five-year long (and counting) journey has proven exciting, yet tumultuous, fraught with euphoric peaks and crippling valleys throughout its existence. The band recorded their controversial classic demo, Slaughter In The Vatican, in 1987 and from there, the international attention the band drew via the world of underground tape-trading was indisputable. As fate would have it however, the band broke up for the first time in early 1988 due to internal struggles. A reformation ensued later that year and EXHORDER set out once again to pursue its vision.

The band soon signed with Mean Machine Records but the label dissolved before the band’s debut could be completed. The contract was subsequently purchased by R/C Records, a subsidiary of Roadracer/Roadrunner Records in the United States. With a small recording budget and repair to previous sessions, Slaughter In The Vatican was completed and released with the assistance of legendary producer Scott Burns in 1990, nearly five years after much of the material was written.

Following a series of lineup shifts, a second full-length, and multiple hiatuses, the band finally relaunched itself in 2017. Legends grow over time, and new generations emerge to keep them alive. With the demand of EXHORDER at an all-time high, the band set out once again to finish the job they had not yet completed. The band played a series of club shows and festivals to immense interest. A deal with the Nuclear Blast label was quickly inked and in 2019 the band released Mourn The Southern Skies. Rave reviews from critics and fans saw the band’s popularity increase yet again, and the band set out on the road to packed venues and large festivals.

In March of 2020, a direct support tour slot in front of Overkill allowed the band to showcase themselves at the level they had always strived to reach. Live reviews of the tour and audience reaction proved that the hunger for this band by the public continues to grow.

Slaughter In The Vatican, which was recently inducted into Decibel Magazine’s coveted Hall Of Fame series and re-released on vinyl, remains a crucial release in the annals of metal.

Decibel hailed the band’s “precision groove and whip-smart thrash,” Invisible Oranges lauded a, “groundbreaking and incredibly heavy slab of groove-infused thrash and speed metal,” Sputnik Music commended, “an album which helped to kick-start the groove metal revolution, while staying true to its thrash roots,” while AllMusic observed the album’s, “death metal-style double kick drums, chugging guitar riffs played at both slow and blistering tempos, and…the gruff but very expressive lead vocals of frontman Kyle Thomas,” After a seventeen month halt in touring due to the pandemic, EXHORDER put on a legendary performance of Slaughter In The Vatican in its entirety at Psycho Las Vegas 2021 and are fully ready to return to the stage with the record that started it all.

EXHORDER:

Kyle Thomas – vocals

Marci Montazeri – guitars

Jason Viebrooks – bass

Sasha Horn – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE EXHORDER.

LEATHÜRBITCH – Signed To Shadow Kingdom Records

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of LEATHÜRBITCH. The first fruit of this union will be the band’s highly anticipated second album, to be released in 2022. 

Formed in 2015 in Portland, Oregon, LEATHÜRBITCH have quickly ascended the underground ranks with the release of their self-titled debut EP in 2018 and successive debut album, Into the Night, a year later via High Roller Records. With the sound of early ‘80s Sunset Strip AND first Metal Massacre comps as their foundation, LEATHÜRBITCH have created an addicting blend of vicious sleaze and propulsive speed, all done with power, poignancy, and above all, a larger-than-life charisma.

Think early Ratt, W.A.S.P., and even Mötley Crüe meets equally early Jag Panzer, Bitch, and Armored Saint – and SHADOW KINGDOM will be bringing that to stereos soon with the band’s second album!

Source: Shadow Kingdom Records

LONG LIVE LEATHÜRBITCH.

DOLORE – ‘L’Orrendo Spettacolo Della Morte’ Set For Release On Halloween, via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , on October 9, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to unleash the debut album from Italian terror Maestro DOLOREL’Orrendo Spettacolo della Morte is up now for pre-order and will be released October 31st on CD and Digital formats.

The fuse is running short and Dolore is now lurking in the shadows… again! Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are proud to unleash the debut album from Italy’s soundtrack master of pain DOLORE, L’Orrendo Spettacolo della Morte! Originally released in 2019, L’Orrendo Spettacolo della Morte (Death’s Horrendous Show) is the first gruesomely morbid and horrific opus from Italian terror maestro DOLORE, available for the first time on CD format. 

This album showcases DOLORE’s most gore-soaked tunes in true, uncompromising Fabio Frizzi fashion. Imagine a non-existing movie where all of your nightmares come real paired with the uncanny, obsessive sound of sinister synths and unearthly electronic beats drag you further down towards an unfathomable abyss of terror… pain is what you’ll gain! The icy hands of Death tighten the tourniquet around your neck, and creep into your soul! For fans of Antón García Abril, Buio Mondo, Carpenter Brut, Claudio Simonetti, Ennio Morricone, Fabio Frizzi, Goblin, Joel Grind, John Carpenter, Morte Macabre, Riz Ortolani, S U R V I V E, Tangerine Dream, Zombi and other masters of horror & giallo.

Stream album track “Intento Omicida” at: https://youtu.be/3sJNfmIVHk0

Pre-save this release on Spotify at: https://ffm.to/dolore2021

Pre-order L’Orrendo Spettacolo della Morteon digital and CD at: https://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/lorrendo-spettacolo-della-morte

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions:
www.horrorpaingoredeath.com
hpgd.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

KING GORM – RELEASE NEW SINGLE

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , on May 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

San Diego throwback rockers KING GORM have just released their new single “Beyond Black Rainbow” via their Bandcamp. The song is recommended for fans of Rainbow and Deep Purple.

Listen to the song here: https://kinggorm.bandcamp.com/track/beyond-black-rainbow-2

Track Listing:
 1.Intro

2. Freedom Calls

3. Four Heroes

4. Irondale Burning

5. Song From Brighter Days

6. Beyond Black Rainbow

7. The Witch of Irondale

8. Slaughter the King

9. Ultimate Reality

Francis Roberts – electric guitar, vocals, music & lyrics (Old Man Wizard, ex-Dread Crew of Oddwood)

Erich Beckmann – bass guitar (Kirby’s Dream Band, Grim Luck)

Dylan Marks – drums, percussion, vocals (Beekeeper, Fermentor)

Saki Chan – Hammond organ, ARP Odyssey, mellotron, vocals

More KING GORM:
https://www.facebook.com/king.gorm.usa/
https://www.instagram.com/king.gorm/

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE KING GORM.

STONE.

KILTER – Win Best Jazz EP Award

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , on May 16, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Jazz trio KILTER are pleased to announce that they have won the best Jazz EP award from the Independent Music Awards for their self-titled 2018 EP!

Band leader Laurent David commented: “We are very happy to win the Independent Music Award with our Debut-Ep! This one was the beginning of our process of how-to-mix-two-of-our-influences: Jazz and Metal music, which lead us to AXIOM album.”

Listen to the EP here: https://kiltertrio.bandcamp.com/album/kilter-ep

Now in its 18th year, The Independent Music Awards, produced by Music Resource Group, honors the exceptional work by indie creatives from around the globe. The planet’s most diverse music awards program honors artistry and daring rather than streams and social reach and celebrates everything that makes indie music authentic and unique.

This year’s winning projects were culled from thousands of Album, EP, Song, Producer, Music Video and Visual Design submissions from 73 countries on 6 continents; Nominees were announced earlier this year.

Over the course of its history, the program has recognized an eclectic roster of established and emerging talent including: Killer Mike, Melissa Auf der Maur, Valerie June, Macy Gray, Jackson Browne, Pete Seeger, Flying Lotus, Lacuna Coil, Passenger, fun., JD McPherson, Team Me, Radio Radio, …And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Meghan Trainor, Lionel Loueke, Girl in a Coma, Apples in stereo, Masta Ace, Le Bouef Brothers, Pokey LaFarge, Julianna Hatfield, RuPaul and many, many more indie innovators from around the world.

The winning projects were selected by influential judging panelists including: Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Robert Smith, Ziggy Marley, KT Tunstall, Dee Snider, Drowning Pool, Roberta Flack, Jaci Velasquez, Coolio, Joshua Bell, Beth Gibbons, Joe Satriani and many more indie creatives, top recording artists and industry influencers.

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE KILTER.

STONE.

Please Support The Frankie Banali Medical Fund

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Hi Headbangers,

As most of you know, Frankie Banali, drummer and manager of QUIET RIOT has been battling stage four pancreatic cancer for the last year. He is putting on a brave fight and punching cancer in the nose. However, with the spring and summer shows canceled or postponed because of the pandemic he now faces a struggle to cover the ever-mounting medical expenses. His friends Peter Beckett (of the band PLAYER) and his wonderful wife Eden started a go fund me to help raise funds for his battle. If you can chip in it would be greatly appreciated. We know this is a terrible time for everyone. If you are unable to, please share. Thank you and stay safe and healthy out there! 

The entire Banali, and Hands on Productions family

Go Fund Me: gf.me/u/xzbv6j

LONG LIVE FRANKIE BANALI.

STONE.

Power Metal Band SOLAR FLARE Release “Born to Burn”

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , on April 24, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Ohio power metal band SOLAR FLARE have released their new single “Born to Burn”. The song is from their upcoming self-titled EP which will be released on May 23, 2020.

Listen to the song/pre-order the album here: 

https://solarflareofficial.bandcamp.com/album/solar-flare

Solar Flare are: Ethan Jackson (vocals), Mark Greene (guitars), Garian Perry (guitars), Cody Bowling (bass), Jordan Cavalaris (drums)

Guest: Peter Danielsen – keyboards (“Medieval”)

Track Listing:

1. Medieval

2. Under the Sun

3. Born to Burn

4. Pharaoh

5. Nous Sommes

6. Taken to the Other Side 

7. World In My Head

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE SOLAR FLARE.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

STONE.

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