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AZOTADOR – Touring USA For First Time, In February!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

azotador - tour flyer - february 2019 - #33ilmg333mosmo

From Azotador facebook:

Greetings, our thrash metal brothers and sisters from the United States! We are Azotador from Bolivia in South America and we will be coming to tour the United States for the first time for ten shows on the East Coast. We hope that you all can come to thrash with us while we are on the road and we want to meet you all!

More info: Azotador

LONG LIVE AZOTADOR.

STONE.

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Guitarist Damon Johnson (Black Star Riders/Brother Cane) To Release New Album

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 18, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Damon Johnson Kicks Off 2019 With New Release

MEMOIRS OF AN UPRISING

via Double Dragon Records

First Single “Shivering Shivering” Available 1/25

March 8th Album Available for Pre-Order Now

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January 18, 2019  – Today, Double Dragon Records reveals the artwork and release date for Memoirs of an Uprising, the self-produced new album from singer/songwriter/guitarist, Damon Johnson. The album is set for release on March 8, 2019 with pre-orders beginning January 25, 2019. Fans who pre-order Memoirs of an Uprising  will receive the album’s debut single, Shivering Shivering, as an instant grat track.  Orders for a limited edition Red Vinyl pressing of the album can be placed here.

After incredible runs with the bands he co-founded, Black Star Riders and 90’s chart toppers, Brother Cane, Damon Johnson found himself in spring of 2018 in a surprising position. Johnson had just completed a coast to coast tour with BSR supporting Judas Priest, as well as select reunion performances with Thin Lizzy, when he realized there were two things he couldn’t stop thinking about; his family and his music. Would 2019 finally be the year Johnson gives full focus to the music he kept hearing in his mind, composing an album, a true collection of songs that represented his personal vision, plus have the final say about his tour calendar? The answer was a resounding, YES!

Johnson explains, “After that Priest tour I was feeling anxious about some things: getting older, where my career would be in 10 years, how much time I was continually spending (mostly in foreign countries) away from my wife and our two youngest kids…plus I was sitting on a near completed solo album of the most honest music I’ve ever made. Ignoring some hard truths could not be a part of my deal anymore.” So Johnson made the decision to part ways with Black Star Riders, finish his album, and start over…this time completely on his own name.

The resulting album, Memoirs Of An Uprising is a collection that is both fierce and diverse – a powerful springboard for the musician to start his next chapter. Collaborating with his longtime friend and songwriter, Jim “Johnny Blade” Troglen, Johnson began assembling a group of songs in divergent tempos and grooves that appealed to his musical side and then laced them with lyrical themes of betrayal and revenge. “The first two songs we put together were “Shivering Shivering” and “Dallas Coulda Been A Beatdown” and I knew we were off to a great start,” says Johnson. Throughout Memoirs Of An Uprising there are musical events that are strictly meant to get bodies moving, like “Dallas…” and “Making Peace With This Wicked Beast.”  There are some truly challenged literary actors in “We Got A System” and “The World Keeps Spinning Round.” When it is suggested that this could be a concept album, Johnson says, “As much as I’d prefer to steer clear of that label, there is no denying these 10 songs can be consumed in one listen and feel like a complete story.”

Listen to sample of the thunderous first single, “Shivering Shivering”  HERE.

Album pre-order is available HERE.

Track Listing for Memoirs Of An Uprising:

Shivering Shivering

Dallas Coulda Been a Beatdown

Down on Me

We Got a System

Call It a Trade

Rage with Me

So Brutal

The World Keeps Spinning Round

Making Peace with This Wicked Beast

Glorious

With a busy year ahead, Johnson will perform his first shows of 2019  at the end of January and continue throughout the year. Partial listing below with more to come.

Tour Dates:

1/29 – New York NY – Iridium
1/30 – New York NY – Iridium
2/14 – Helena MT – Lewis & Clark
2/15 – Fresno CA – Tower Theater Lounge
5/8 – Nashville TN – The Basement East w/The Winery Dogs

Source: MAD Ink PR

LONG LIVE DAMON JOHNSON.

STONE.

Horror Pain Gore Death – Launches Free 2018 Label Sampler

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 18, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Horror Pain Gore Death Launches Free 2018 Label Sampler

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Horror Pain Gore Death Productions is proud to present the 2018 Full Year In Review: 34 Track FREE Bandcamp Sampler!

Download Linkhpgd.bandcamp.com/album/hpgd-2018-full-year-in-review-34-track-free-sampler

The sampler features over 1 hour and 58 minutes of music from the following artists:

VIOLENT OPPOSITION – SCAPHISM – OBSCENE – BELDAM – RUIN – SYNAPSE MISFIRE – MENTAL COMA – HUMAN COMPOST – ADVENT OF BEDLAM – VHS – MAGGOT CASKET – ABSCESS – DAGGRA – BLASPHEMOUS – PINK MASS – ELBOW DEEP – MENTORS – ARCHAEOBEAST – RETORTION TERROR – TERRANAUT – CHAOSOPHY – SACRIFICIAL BLOOD – TRAITOR – TREASONIST – NO/MÁS – INVIDIOSUS – BLOOD OF THE WOLF – COATHANGER ABORTION – SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER – ROTTENNESS – FLESHREAPER – POUGHKEEPSIE – STRANGULIATORIUS – CRACK HOUSE

Download now for FREE at hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/hpgd-2018-full-year-in-review-34-track-free-sampler

HPGD Official Website: horrorpaingoredeath.com
HPGD on BandCamp: hpgd.bandcamp.com

Source:

ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE HORROR PAIN GORE DEATH PRODUCTIONS.

STONE.

RIVERS OF NIHIL Announces North American Headlining Tour With Entheos, Conjurer And Wolf King

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Currently wrapping up their European tour with Revocation, Archspire, and Soreption, RIVERS OF NIHIL will head back out on the road this spring on a North American headlining tour. The journey will run from March 1st through April 6th. Support will be provided by Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King. See all confirmed dates below.

RIVERS OF NIHIL comments, “We are excited to head out on our first full US headlining tour. Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King are all bands that are making big waves in their respective fields and we are honored to have them as part of this fantastic package. We are also excited to be bringing a healthy dose of material from our newest album out with us this time, in addition to some old favorites. See you on the road.”

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Revocation, Archspire, Soreption: 

12/13/2018 Stage Live – Bilbao, ES
12/14/2018 L’Ampli – Pau, FR
12/15/2018 Petit Bain – Paris, FR
12/16/2018 Underworld – London, UK
12/17/2018 Mama Roux – Birmingham, UK
12/18/2018 The Fleece – Bristol, UK
12/19/2018 Rebellion – Manchester, UK
12/20/2018 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE
12/21/2018 Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL
12/22/2018 Turock – Essen, DE

w/ Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King:
3/01/2019 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
3/02/2019 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH
3/03/2019 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
3/04/2019 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
3/05/2019 Reggies – Chicago, IL
3/06/2019 Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee, WI
3/07/2019 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
3/08/2019 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
3/09/2019 Moe’s – Englewood, CO
3/10/2019 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
3/12/2019 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
3/13/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3/14/2019 Paris Theatre – Portland, OR
3/16/2019 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
3/17/2019 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
3/18/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/19/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
3/21/2019 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
3/22/2019 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
3/23/2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
3/24/2019 Santos Bar – New Orleans, LA
3/26/2019 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
3/27/2019 O’Malley’s – Margate, FL
3/28/2019 The Haven – Orlando, FL
3/29/2019 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
3/30/2019 The End – Nashville, TN
3/31/2019 The Radio Room – Greenville, SC
4/02/2019 Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
4/03/2019 Riffhouse Pub -Chesapeake, VA
4/04/2019 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
4/05/2019 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
4/06/2019 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their Where Owls Know My Name full-length recently issued via Metal Blade Records. Where Owls Know My Name debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts at #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / US), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / US), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / US), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / US), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), and #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada) upon its first week of release in March.

To preview and purchase Where Owls Know My, visit: metalblade.com/riversofnihil.

“….one of the best progressive death metal albums in years…” – HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com

“…not only a fresh breath of air for death metal but metal in general. The record promises extravagant technicality that is fascinating and entertaining.” – Metal Injection

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE RIVERS OF NIHIL.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

TOKE – November And December Tour Dates

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 6, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

North Carolina’s Stoner and Doom power trio, TOKE, are ready to embark on a tour of the states, commencing on November 11th in Charlotte. Check out the tour flyer above, to see if TOKE will be in your area!

For more band info: Toke

LONG LIVE TOKE.

STONE.

HERMAN FRANK “Fight The Fear” – New Studio Album Releases On February 8th, 2019, via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

AFM Records are thrilled to announce the new HERMAN FRANK album Fight The Fear.

Introducing Heavy Metal veteran HERMAN FRANK to the crowd is just meaningless, like carry coals to Newcastle. The guitarist has been an integral part of the German metal scene since the early 80s. From ACCEPT to VICTORY to his solo project starting in 2009 and his work as a producer.

Fight The Fear, releases by AFM Records on February 8th, 2019 and is the fourth studio album of his band’s history.

Fight The Fear thrills with Herman’s guitar attacks, killer riffs and outstanding, powerful vocals with good hook lines and catchy choruses. A Teutonic Metal fireworks as it could not be better!

Track List:
1. Until The End
2. Fear
3. Terror
4. Sinners
5. Hatred
6. Hail & Row
7. Hitman
8. Stay Down
9. Rock You
10. Don’t Cross The Line
11. Are You Ready
12. Wings Of Destiny
13. Waiting For The Night
14. Lost In Heaven

The album will be available as Digipak, clear orange, gatefold 2 Vinyl (ltd. to 250 units) and black 2-gatefold vinyl which is available here: https://shop.afm-records.de/de/herman-frank/

LONG LIVE HERMAN FRANK.

STONE.

AVANTASIA “Moonglow” – Releases On February 1st, 2019

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Here is the official press release of The record label:

The wait is finally over! Tobias Sammet is pleased to announce the release of the upcoming AVANTASIA masterpiece Moonglow on February 1, 2019 through Nuclear Blast. Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time round, Tobias worked not only with well-known faces such as Ronnie Atkins, Jørn Lande, Eric Martin, Geoff Tate, Michael Kiske or Bob Catley but also with new singers like Candice Night, Hansi Kürsch and Mille Petrozza who help to vitalize the new AVANTASIA record. Its cover artwork was created by Alexander Jansson.

Comments Tobias Sammet: “It’s alive! After more than two years of hard work – and what felt like 71 overnight shifts back to back recently – we’re ready to unleash Moonglow upon the universe. I believe it’s the most adorned and detailed album we’ve ever produced. Not over ambitious, but there is a lot of love for detail in there. AVANTASIA is the ultimate playground for a musician’s wildest fantasies to come true: Celtic elements, world music elements, big choirs, atmospheric stuff, amazing guest vocal performances and of course all that wrapped up in what I consider to be the typical AVANTASIA sound. Someone in the music business just told me that the embellished nature of the sound makes it hard to market it, it doesn’t fit in the contemporary musical landscape and “if you take a look around, no one really sounds like that.” – EXACTLY! THANK YOU! I can’t wait to release Moonglow, take my friends of the AVANTASIA family and hit the road for the big Moonglow World Tour.

Moonglow – Track List:

01. Ghost In The Moon
02. Book Of Shallows
03. Moonglow
04. The Raven Child
05. Starlight
06. Invincible
07. Alchemy
08. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
09. Lavender
10. Requiem For A Dream
11. Maniac
Bonus Track:
12. Heart

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For more band info: Avantasia

LONG LIVE AVANTASIA.

STONE.

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