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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.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – New Studio Album “Verminous” Release Info!

Posted in Death Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

On April 17th, The Black Dahlia Murder will release their new album, Verminous, via Metal Blade Records!

Album art by Juanjo Castellano Rosado

Here are all the variations to be released for Verminous:

– digipak-CD

– ltd digi-CD w/ bonus tracks (EU exclusive)

– cassette

– deluxe box set (slip-lid box, digi-CD w/ bonus tracks, purple marbled vinyl, 7″, poster flag, beanie, art prints (2) – limited to 1000 copies)

– RPG box set (hand-numbered box, digipak-CD, 24p campaign booklet, dice (7), Dungeon Master’s screen, maps (4), creature encounter cards (4), blank character sheets (5) – US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

– moonstone gray vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 2500 copies)

– neon green vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

– glow-in-the-dark vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

– green w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 600 copies)

– clear w/ black, green and white splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 800 copies)

– clear vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

– liquid vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 50 copies)

– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)

– grey / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

– white vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

– pink vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

– green w/ yellow splatter vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– red/black marbled vinyl (Impericon exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– clear vinyl (Impericon exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– green / white split vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

* exclusive bundles with shirts and merch items, plus digital options are also available!

* All above info from The Black Dahlia Murder facebook.

LONG LIVE THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

STONE.

RED DEATH – Announce New Album ‘Sickness Divine’

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Washington DC Crossover Thrashers RED DEATH are proud to announce their upcoming third studio album and Century Media Records debut “Sickness Divine” for a worldwide release on November 29th, 2019.

RED DEATH checked in with the following comment about “Sickness Divine”: “ This is the record we all wanted to collectively make and we feel good about what we did. Whatever aspects we liked from our past material have been fine tuned and amplified. Any new ideas we wanted to bring to the table fit perfectly and now has opened the door for future material. We wanted to create something unique for our time. A crossover record but one that fully establishes RED DEATH as just RED DEATH and nothing more. A fine balance between what we’ve done and what we needed to do. We started recording with Arthur Rizk in Philadelphia, PA around late May and finished up early August. We are gearing up to tour Europe with the CRO-MAGS as well as preparing ourselves for 2020 and beyond. We are beyond excited and can not wait to share what we’ve created with everyone!”

Look out for the launch of the album’s first single as well as the album’s pre-order starts to happen on September 27th, 2019.

Once more produced by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Sacred Reich) and with cover art – to be seen above – by Timbul Cahoyno (The Black Dahlia Murder, Nocturnus A.D.), “Sickness Divine” is a sledgehammer-to-the-skull riff-ride across its 10 annihilating tracks. Here is the standard track-listing for the release:

Red Death – Sickness Divine:
1. Sickness Divine
2. Face The Pain
3. Sword Without A Sheath
4. The Anvil’s Ring
5. Sheep May Unsafely Graze
6. Path Of Discipline
7. (Refuse To Be) Bound By Chains
8. Dreadful Perception
9. Ravage
10. Exhalation Of Decay

RED DEATH line-up:
(From left to right – Photo by Angela Owens)
Chad Troncale – vocals, bass
Ace Mendoza – guitar
Will Wagstaff – guitar
Connor Donegan – drums

RED DEATH online:
www.facebook.com/REDDEATHDC
www.instagram.com/reddeathdc/

Source: Century Media Records

LONG LIVE RED DEATH.

STONE.

VENOM PRISON – Announce September/October North America Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 28, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From Venom Prison facebook:

We are pleased to announce our return to the USA and Canada this Autumn with the hellish union of Ohio’s Homewrecker & select dates with Joy, Call of The Void & Great American Ghost. We will be visiting some new places and soon to be regular haunts – bring yourself to a date and show us how it’s done.

NO REST. NO SLEEP. THE GRIND IS REAL.

Dates:
09/13 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks *^
09/14 – Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martinière *^
09/15 – Waterford, NY – Chrome *^
09/16 – Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom *^
09/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar *^
09/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose *^
09/20 – Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel *
09/21 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary *
09/22 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge *
09/24 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room *
09/25 – Denver, CO – Larmier Lounge *
09/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court ^^
09/27 – Boise, ID – The Shredder ^^
09/28 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon (Funhouse) ^^
09/29 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre ^^
10/01 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk ^^
10/02 – Los Angeles, CA – Five Star Bar ^^
10/03 – Las Vegas, NV – American Legion Post 8 ^^
10/04 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red ^^
10/06 – Dallas, TX – Club DaDa ^^
10/07 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall ^^
10/08 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live ^^
10/09 – New Orleans, LA – Santos ^^
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade ^^
10/11 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 ^^
10/12 – Washington, DC – The Pinch ^^
10/13 – Amityville, NY – Revolution ^^

Venom Prison & Homewrecker (All Dates)
Call Of The Void (9/13-9/25) *
Joy (9/13-9/20) ^
Great American Ghost (9/26-10/13) ^^

More VENOM PRISON info: Venom Prison

LONG LIVE VENOM PRISON.

STONE.

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.

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.

QUEENSRŸCHE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “THE VERDICT” / BAND ANNOUNCES SPRING HEADLINE U.S. TOUR!

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

From Queensrÿche facebook:

Bellevue, Washington – October 29, 2018 – Rock icons Queensrÿche have just announced their newest album “The Verdict” out March 1st via Century Media Records. The band’s forthcoming release was produced, mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA. Pre-orders and formats will be announced soon. In the meantime, the band has a Pledge pre-order campaign currently running here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/queensryche2

“I’m extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record,” states Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre about The Verdict. “The relentless dedication and hard work of everyone involved has been very rewarding. I am excited and looking forward to it no longer just belonging to us, but belonging to the world. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!”

Michael “Whip” Wilton (guitar) adds: “The Verdict is the most metal and the most progressive record we have made in a long time. I couldn’t possibly be more excited for everyone to hear this.”

To support The Verdict, Queensrÿche have also announced their spring U.S. headline tour today with special guests Fates Warning. The Cringe will be joining both bands on select dates. The tour will kick off on March 2nd in Orlando, making stops in major markets such as New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles, and will wrap on April 3rd in Seattle. The band recently finished a run supporting SCORPIONS this past September. For more information on upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website here: http://www.queensrycheofficial.com/tour-dates/

The Verdict follows the bands most recent release, Condition Hüman, received rave reviews from outlets such as Loudwire, KNAC, About.com, and more. The 2015 release debuted on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart at #5 with over 14,000 units sold first week and 100,000 albums sold globally to date.

Queensrÿche have secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts in the industry, selling over 30 million albums around the world across in the span of their 30-plus year career. Queensrÿche’s stone cold classic debut full-length, The Warning, and the badass monster sophomore release, Rage for Order, reignited the flames of heavy, progressive, melodic hard rock and metal. With the release of the band’s third album, Operation: Mindcrime, catapulted the band into mainstream success, single-handedly redefining the concept album and charged into the Top 40. A precision collection of near-perfect songs pushed landmark masterpiece Empire to triple platinum.

“Silent Lucidity”, off of the fourth LP, earned the band their second and third Grammy nominations, plus five nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Queensrÿche picked up the Viewer’s Choice Award. Following the massive success of Empire, the band released, Promised Land, which entered the charts at #3 and became another platinum selling record. Adding to their successes, Queensryche have dominated Rock Radio with hits like “Jet City Woman”, “Another Rainy Night (Without You)”, “Real World”, “I AM I”, “Bridge”, and “Sign of the Times”.

Now, with the band’s 16th full-length album on the way, Queensrÿche is looking to continue to dominate the heavy metal scene.

QUEENSRŸCHE – HEADLINE TOUR DATES:

March 02 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live

March 03 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

March 05 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

March 07 – Baltimore – Sound Stage*

March 08 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun^

March 09 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*

March 10 – Worcester, MA – Palladium*

March 12 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

March 13 – Detroit, MI – Diesel

March 14 – Chicago, IL – Concord

March 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

March 16 – Medina, MN – Medina Entertainment Center

March 17 – Davenport, IA – Rhythm City Casino Resort^

March 20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

March 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

March 22 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec

March 23 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey

March 26 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee

March 27 – San Diego – Observatory

March 28 – Los Angeles, CA- Fonda

March 29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

March 30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

April 2 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

April 3 – Seattle, WA – Neptune

*w/ support from The Cringe

^Queensrÿche only

For more info: Queensrÿche

LONG LIVE QUEENSRŸCHE.

LONG LIVE FATES WARNING.

STONE.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – American Death Metal Icons To Begin US Headlining Tour With Hate Eternal And Harm’s Way Next Week

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

American death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE will close out the year with a final US headlining tour. The journey will commence on November 2nd in Columbia, South Carolina and wind its way through over two dozen cities by its conclusion December 6th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Support will be provided by Hate Eternal and label mates Harm’s Way. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Hate Eternal, Harm’s Way:
11/02/2018 The Music Farm – Columbia, SC
11/03/2018 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
11/04/2018 Shaka’s Live – Norfolk, VA
11/05/2018 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
11/07/2018 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
11/08/2018 Fete – Providence, RI
11/09/2018 White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ
11/10/2018 Anthology – Rochester, NY
11/11/2018 Skully’s – Columbus, OH
11/13/2018 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/14/2018 Civic Music Hall – Toledo, OH
11/15/2018 The Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL
11/16/2018 Durty Nelly’s – Palatine, IL
11/17/2018 The Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
11/18/2018 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
11/20/2018 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
11/21/2018 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/23/2018 House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
11/24/2018 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
11/25/2018 The Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
11/27/2018 Cosmic Charlies – Lexington, KY
11/28/2018 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
11/29/2018 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
11/30/2018 Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
12/01/2018 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
12/03/2018 Growlers – Memphis, TN
12/04/2018 Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
12/05/2018 The Abbey – Orlando, FL
12/06/2018 The Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

CANNIBAL CORPSE released their acclaimed Red Before Black full-length last year via Metal Blade Records. Many words come to mind when you hear the name CANNIBAL CORPSE, but only one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it abundantly clear who sets the standard when it comes to manifesting consistently compelling music that is as brutal as it is complex.

“Throughout our career, we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. Red Before Black continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,” asserts bassist Alex Webster. “We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the rawest sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest, and catchiest record.”

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

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For more info:

http://cannibalcorpse.net

http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

STONE.

WHITECHAPEL – To Kick Off 10 Years Of Exile US Tour With Chelsea Grin, Oceano, And Slaughter To Prevail, Next Week

Posted in Extreme Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 26, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

WHITECHAPEL will kick off their 10 Years Of Exile US Tour next week. Commemorating the tenth anniversary of their critically lauded This Is Exile full-length, the tour — which stretches from November 1st through December 16thwill see the bandperform the record in its entirety alongside other songs from their catalog. Support will be provided by Chelsea Grin, Oceano, and Slaughter To Prevail. WHITECHAPEL‘s 10 Years Of Exile tour serves as the final bout of shows before returning to the studio to finish recording their upcoming new full-length, due in the Spring of 2019 via Metal Blade Records. See all confirmed dates below.

WHITECHAPEL w/ Chelsea Grin, Oceano, Slaughter To Prevail:
11/01/2018 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
11/02/2018 Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
11/03/2018 One Centre Square – Easton, PA
11/04/2018 Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI
11/05/2018 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
11/07/2018 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
11/08/2018 V Club – Huntington, WV
11/09/2018 Oddbodys – Dayton, OH
11/10/2018 The Firmament – Greenville, SC
11/12/2018 Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
11/13/2018 The Abbey – Orlando, FL
11/16/2018 Civic Music Hall – Toledo, OH
11/17/2018 The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
11/18/2018 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN
11/20/2018 Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
11/21/2018 Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
11/23/2018 Wave – Wichita, KS
11/24/2018 Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
11/25/2018 Aggie Theater – Ft. Collins, CO
11/27/2018 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
11/28/2018 The Pin – Spokane, WA
11/29/2018 Showbox At The Market – Seattle, WA
11/30/2018 Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
12/01/2018 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
12/02/2018 Domino Room – Bend, OR
12/04/2018 Senator Theater – Chico, CA
12/05/2018 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
12/06/2018 Bryder’s – Bakersfield, CA
12/07/2018 Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
12/08/2018 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
12/09/2018 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
12/12/2018 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
12/13/2018 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
12/14/2018 Growler’s – Memphis, TN
12/15/2018 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
12/16/2018 The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN

WHITECHAPEL‘s latest album, Mark Of The Blade, was released in 2016 via Metal Blade. Crowned an, “exciting milestone,” by Alternative Press and a, “21st century album that reinvents the sound of heavy,” by Popmatters, the record was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse) and is currently available to preview and purchase at: metalblade.com/whitechapel.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more WHITECHAPEL:

http://www.whitechapelband.com 
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal

LONG LIVE WHITECHAPEL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

WHILE HEAVEN WEPT – ‘Vast Oceans Lachrymose’ Lineup To Embark On ‘Farewell’ European Dates

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 25, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

In early 2015, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT main man Tom Phillips had to regrettably pull the plug on the band’s European tour in support of their latest studio album, “Suspended At Aphelion”. The decision led to Phillips’ unexpected retirement from the metal scene, effectively putting the revered doomsters on ice. However, Phillips and his band mates have long sought to make amends to the European crowds who have so strongly backed WHILE HEAVEN WEPT over the years. Now, as 2018 draws to a close, the most recent incarnation of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT that started with 2009’s classic “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” will play its final shows together on a run of European dates that begins November 16 at Germany’s Hammer Of Doom Festival.

“I agreed to do these shows to give everyone else – the band members, our fans, even myself some closure, especially since the last tour was cancelled,” says Phillips. “The other aspect is the circumstances and priorities of the musicians involved are simply not aligned with what an actively touring band requires anymore.”

The “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” lineup – rounded out by bassist Jim Hunter, vocalist Rain Irving, second guitarist Scott Loose, keyboardist/harmony vocalist Michelle Schrotz and drummer Trevor Schrotz – have been holed up in a Virginia rehearsal room putting together a setlist that is not only representative of the latest era of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, but the band’s storied past as well. According to Phillips, some of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT‘s most memorable shows have taken place on European shores, including their 2010 appearance at Hammer Of Doom alongside Irish metallers PRIMORDIAL, which was not only Irving’s third show with the band, but also where the “Triumph: Tragedy: Transcendence” DVD/live album was recorded.

“We’ve always had a great time sharing the stage with PRIMORDIAL,” he says. “I think we’ve played with them more than anyone else in our history – and that’s always been such a great insight into the scope of melancholia and epos. Of course, we’ve also had the great honor of playing with heroes, family and upcoming bands who have gone on to become some of the biggest names out there like ALCEST and GHOST. Most of all though, it’s connecting directly with the people who really care about what we do and again, that’s what these upcoming shows are really about.”

The shows will offer another treat for fans – a limited-edition shirt commemorating the 30th anniversary of the band. “It’s an exclusive design by Gustavo Sazes, who has done the covers for our last couple of albums,” says Phillips. “There’s quite a few layers to the design and it definitely correlates to ‘Fear Of Infinity’ and ‘Suspended At Aphelion’. Personally, I think it turned out amazing and while it does represent our 30th anniversary, for now, it will be available exclusively at the concerts.” `

While these European dates signal the end for the “Vast Oceans Lachrymose” era of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, it does not mean the end for the band. Phillips says there is an entire album of unfinished material that sits between “Fear Of Infinity” and “Suspended At Aphelion” in which he may look to finalize at some point.

“In the end, I’d started on a solo project prior to being involved with the WALPYRGUS album [2017’s ‘Walpyrgus Nights’], but with the WHILE HEAVEN WEPT shows coming up, I haven’t even looked at that again. But for WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, as long as I’m breathing, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT exists, even if the lineup changes for the nth time or we are strictly DIY on a small, independent scale. Only time will tell. For now, it’s time to commemorate a milestone and the end of an era!”

WHILE HEAVEN WEPT 2018 European tour dates:

November 16/17 – Hammer Of Doom, Würzburg, Germany

November 18 – Temple, Athens, Greece

November 24/25 – Dutch Doom Days, Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands

December 7 – Under The Doom VI, Sala But, Madrid, Spain

December 8 – Madrid Is The Dark, Madrid, Spain

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Source: ClawHammer PR

For more band/record label info:

www.facebook.com/whileheavenwept/

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/

LONG LIVE WHILE HEAVEN WEPT.

STONE.

CATTLE DECAPITATION – To Kick Off North American Tour With Suffocation This Week

Posted in Extreme Metal, extreme metal music, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 21, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

CATTLE DECAPITATION will kick off a month-long North American tour this week supporting Suffocation. The journey runs from October 21st through November 17th. Additional support will be provided by Krisiun and recent additions, Visceral Disgorge. See all confirmed dates below.

The tour comes in advance of CATTLE DECAPITATION‘s Medium Rarities full-length, set for release on November 23rd via Metal Blade Records. Featuring six previously unreleased pre-Human Jerky demos (1999) with frontman Travis Ryan on guitar (while also handling vocal duties), plus the long-sought-after To Serve Man (2002) bonus track, “Rotting Children For Remote Viewing,” as well as the six songs from 2005’s split EP with Caninus and other rarities, this compilation spans the band’s twenty-two-year long career and is a must-have for any CATTLE DECAPITATION devotee.

For a preview of Medium Rarities, “An Exposition Of Insides,” a Japanese bonus track from 2012’s Monolith Of Inhumanity, can be streamed now at: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation where the collection can also be preordered in various formats.

CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Suffocation, Krisiun, Visceral Disgorge:
10/21/2018 Mulcahy’s Concert Hall – Wantagh, NY
10/22/2018 Middle East Down – Cambridge, MA
10/23/2018 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
10/24/2018 Lee’s Place – Toronto, ON
10/25/2018 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
10/26/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/27/2018 Amsterdam Bar And Grill – St. Paul, MN
10/29/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10/30/2018 Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
10/31/2018 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
11/01/2018 Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
11/02/2018 Club Sur Rocks – Seattle, WA
11/03/2018 Lola’s Room – Portland, OR
11/04/2018 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
11/05/2018 Whisky A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
11/06/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/07/2018 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
11/09/2018 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
11/10/2018 Gas Monkey Bar ‘N’ Grill – Dallas, TX
11/11/2018 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
11/13/2018 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/14/2018 The Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, NC
11/15/2018 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
11/16/2018 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
11/17/2018 Reverb – Reading, PA
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Source: Earsplit PR
For more Cattle Decapitation:
http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation
http://www.instagram.com/cattledecapitation
http://www.metalblade.com/cattledecapitation

LONG LIVE CATTLE DECAPITATION.

STONE.

BILLYBIO “Feed The Fire” – Releases On November 30th, Via AFM Records! Album Details!

Posted in hardcore, hardcore metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From AFM Records:

AFM RECORDS is exited to announce BillyBio “Feed The Fire” – the first solo album from Billy Graziadei of BIOHAZARD and POWERFLO will hit the streets 30th of November worldwide! Check out the track list below:

Track Listing:
01 Freedom’s Never Free
02 Feed The Fire
03 No Apologies, No Regrets
04 Generation Z
05 Sick And Tired
06 Remedy
07 Sodality
08 Rise And Slay
09 STFU
10 Trepidation
11 Untruth
12 Enemy
13 Disaffected World

“Feed The Fire” will be available as Ltd. Vinyls (AFM exclusive color), CD, Download & Stream.

Pre-order here: http://afmrec.de/BillyBio

LONG LIVE BILLY GRAZIADEI.

STONE.

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