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MEGADETH – Europe… 2023! Tour Dates

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

From MEGADETH newsletter:

EUROPE… 2023! Most dates on sale now. Poland, Estonia, Sweden & Czech Republic on-sale Friday, 3 February. France on-sale Thursday, 2 February. Tickets & info at megadeth.com/tour

Finnish Progressive Metal Band Sum of Seven Released A New Single & Music Video “The Monster…The King”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Promo pic by Sami Hinkkanen. (From left to right: Rasmus Raassina, Harri Annala, Marko Loukamaa, Miika Erkkilä, Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen

Finnish progressive metal band Sum of Seven released a new single and music video ”The Monster…The King’. The track is released in collaboration with Inverse Records.

Watch music video The Monster…The King: https://youtu.be/7D0ttYrWQDc

Listen to The Monster…The King single on streaming services: https://push.fm/fl/sumofseven-monster

Ari Lempinen comments:
“In the song The Monster…The King we wanted to give more room to the instruments to tell the story supporting the vocals. The song flows with tasty solos and tight riffs in synergy with Marko’s vocals and dances between succulent blasting and a relaxing respite. The music reflects the atmosphere of the lyrics, which dive deep into a dreamlike space where the monsters and kings within us are in juxtaposition. The music video features the skilled breakdancer Jose Granados aka Bboy Kalaco who interprets the mood and the message of the song with his skillful moves.


Single cover by Ari Lempinen

The Monster…The King (single 2023)

Composed by Ari Lempinen
Lyrics by Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen & Marko Loukamaa

Line-up:
Ari Lempinen: Guitar, backing vocals
Esa Lempinen: Keyborads
Rasmus Raassina: Drums
Harri Annala: Guitar
Miika Erkkilä: Bass
Marko Loukamaa: Vocals

Roxanne “Stereo Typical” To Be Released By Rat Pak Records On February 24th

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Not many bands can say they are releasing their third album thirty-five years after their debut, but not many bands have the history that California rockers Roxanne have. Originally formed in the late 80’s, Roxanne garnered commercial success with their 1988 self-titled debut album which was well received with two songs charting on rock radio; “Cherry Bay” and “Sweet Maria”, as well as a cover of Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music.”

The band is back with their first album of new material in five years and second for Rat Pak Records. Stereo Typical features ten brand new songs from the quartet comprised of Jamie Brown (Vocals, Guitar), John Butler (Guitar), Joe Infante (Bass) and Dave Landry (Drums). The new album also features guest appearance from Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big, dUg Pinnick of King’s X and Jeff Scott Soto. Stereo Typical is scheduled for release worldwide on February 24th.

From the driving intro of album opener “Stereotypical” to the anthemic outro of “Without A Rope,” Roxanne is back with their signature sound of rock-n-roll that garnered them a legion of fans in the late 80’s and continue to support them today. Tracks like “Gotta Live,” “The Cost Of Living” and “Until They Do” are chock full of memorable hooks and melodies. Mr. Big guitarist Paul Gilbert adds a blistering solo to the piano ballad “Looks Like Rain.” King’s X frontman dUg Pinnick offers his vocal talents to the catchy “Only A Call Away” and Jeff Scott Soto shines on the first single “Keep On Keepin’ On.

TRACK LISTING:
01 Stereo Typical
02 Looks Like Rain (ft Paul Gilbert)
03 Gotta Live (explicit)
04 Only A Call Away (ft dUg Pinnick)
05 The Cost Of Living
06 Open Book
07 Waiting For Laura
08 Keep On Keepin’ On (ft Jeff Scott Soto)
09 Until They Do
10 Without A Rope
11 Nothing To Lose (bonus track)

Source: Rat Pak Records

THE 69 EYES – Gotta Rock US Tour Announced – Tickets On Sale This Friday!

Posted in gothic metal, gothic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Marek Sabogal

Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES will return to Western US stages this Spring! The week-long Gotta Rock US Tour will commence on May 5th in Phoenix, Arizona at The Nile Theater and run through May 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sick New World Fest. Support will be provided by Pretty Boy Floyd on select dates. Alongside some classics, fans can expect to hear tracks taken from THE 69 EYES’ long-awaited new album, to be released later this year via Atomic Fire Records. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27th. See all confirmed dates below.

THE 69 EYES w/ Pretty Boy Floyd:

5/05/2023 The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ [tickets]

5/06/2023 The Whisky – Los Angeles, {tickets] *

5/07/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]

5/09/2023 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA [tickets

5/10/2023 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA [tickets]

5/12/2023 The Ranch House – Reno, NV [tickets]

5/13/2023 Sick New World Fest – Las Vegas, NV [tickets] *

* No Pretty Boy Floyd

Recently, THE 69 EYES released the single “Gotta Rock” – a cover from the famous Finnish hard rock band Boycott that released the rock anthem in the late ‘80s. Stream or download THE 69 EYES’ rendition of Boycott’s “Gotta Rock” at THIS LOCATION.

Further info on the new album from THE 69 EYES will follow in the weeks to come. In the meantime, check out the band’s Drive EP HERE.

THE 69 EYES:
Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

ADVERSOR – Italian Thrashers Unveil Details Of New Album “Portrait Of A Wasteland”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Italy’s ADVERSOR will release their new studio album “Portrait Of A Wasteland” February 24th 2023 via Time To Kill Records, today unveiling the record’s cover art, track listing and stunning first single.

Watch ADVERSOR‘s “Outcast” HERE.

Portrait Of A Wasteland” represents a journey through some of the darkest moments a person can ever experience: suffering, anxiety, grief, frustration, barren dreams, denied future without forgetting a ferocious critic to a rotten society, clearly drowning into a spiral of extremisms. Ten raging tracks of pure metal that define a new chapter for the band, displaying a more mature sound mixing Thrash, Death, Black and classic Heavy. Vitriolic lyrics, razor-sharp riffs, neckwrecking parts are what “Portrait Of A Wasteland” is made of.

Tracklist:

  1. Purifying Hate
  2. Outcast
  3. Throwback To Darkness
  4. Les Miserables
  5. Entangled
  6. Seven Years
  7. Under Siege
  8. Greed
  9. Samsara
  10. Portrait Of A Wasteland

Preorder:

https://bfan.link/adversor-portrait-of-a-wasteland

https://adversorthrash.bandcamp.com/album/portrait-of-a-wasteland

https://timetokillrecords.bigcartel.com/product/adversor-portrait-of-a-wasteland-cd-jewel-case

Formed in 2015, ADVERSOR released a demo and two full-length albums, “Rise to Survive” and “The End of Mankind”, in quick succession. Both records allowed them to play everywhere in Italy and Europe alongside acts such as Exciter, Protector, Nifelheim, Gama Bomb and many others.

Discography:

Beware of the Soothsayer (demo) – 2016
Rise to Survive – 2016
The End of Mankind – 2018

Line-up:

Dado – Vocals/Guitar
Phil – Guitar
Ale – Bass
Ja – Drums

Source: Anubi Press

Swiss Hard Rockers SHAKRA Release New Powerful Anthem “Invincible”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock music, hard rock videos, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

“You are invincible— it happens in your brain.” That’s the core message of the single “Invincible” by Swiss hard rockers SHAKRA, who kick off 2023 with this new anthem featuring powerful walls of guitars and haunting melodies. “As simple as this statement may sound, it stands for the essential in everyone’s life, the ability to have an unbreakable will and thereby achieve or create great things. But not only that. It can also mean being able to pull oneself out of the deepest swamp and be perceived in this society as a person steeled with self-confidence.” SHAKRA’s new song is a source of power to strengthen exactly this will. You can achieve anything, not if you believe in it, but if you know it… and that makes you invincible!

After the five piece shared their latest single, “The Way It Is” by the end of last year, today, SHAKRA premiered a music video for their new song “Invincible”. Watch the clip HERE

www.instagram.com/shakraband
www.afm-records.de

Source: AFM Records

Prog Metal Heavy Weights REDEMPTION Release New, Melodic Anthem “Seven Minutes From Sunset”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, progressive metal band with tags , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

New Album, “I Am The Storm”, Out On March 17, 2023 Via AFM Records!

Following the band’s recent announcement, to release their forthcoming, eighth studio offering I Am The Storm on March 17, 2023 through AFM Records, today, Los Angeles-based progressive metal masters Redemption have unleashed a brand new single! By the end of 2022, the band already shared a first album foretaste with a music video for the colossal album title track I Am The Storm.

Band mastermind Nicolas van Dyk reveals: “If I Am The Storm showcases the heaviest aspect of Redemption, Seven Minutes From Sunset showcases a more melodic metal current of prog metal, as Someone Else’s Problem did on our last CD. As for the lyrics…they’re a metaphor. For the listener to decipher.”

Listen to “Seven Minutes From Sunset”, now streaming HERE

Get the song on all digital platforms HERE!

Redemption belongs to one of the leading progressive metal bands in the heavy music world today. Formed in Los Angeles, California in 2000 by guitarist / keyboardist / songwriter Nicolas van Dyk, the band features iconic vocalist Thomas England of Evergrey, the rhythm section of Chris Quirarte (drums) and bassist Sean Andrews, as well as keyboard phenom Vikram Shankar.

As the album title already promises, I Am The Storm is a gripping, stirring, overwhelming and dramatic, new record by the power prog metal act. Combining unapologetic melodies and hooks with technicality, complexity and thundering riffs, Redemption once again occupies a unique place with its powerful, heavy, intelligent and deeply emotional music.

I Am The Storm was produced by van Dyk, Vikram Shankar and sound engineer/guitarist Simone Mularoni (DGM), who – alongside Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth) and Henrik Danhage (Evergrey) – will be also featured as a guest musician on the album. The new Redemption record also contains two cover songs, ‘Turn It On Again’ by Genesis and ‘Red Rain’ by Peter Gabriel.

Set to be released on March 17, 2023 via AFM Records, the album pre-sale has just started at THIS LOCATION!

I Am The Storm – track listing:

  1. I Am The Storm
  2. Seven Minutes From Sunset
  3. Remember The Dawn
  4. The Emotional Depiction Of Light
  5. Resilience
  6. Action At A Distance
  7. Turn It On Again
  8. All This Time (And Not Enough)
  9. The Emotional Depiction Of Light (Remix)
  10. Red Rain

Vinyl Bonus Tracks:
The Pearl Clutchers (feat. Chris Poland)
The Far Side Of The Clouds (feat. Henrik Danhage)

Source: AFM Records

SAM BAM KOLTUN – “What Did You Just Ask Me?” Episode 2 Video Interview By Tanis Enos

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock guitarists, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, interviews, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: TBEphotography

Metal Odyssey is proud to present the newest video interview done by our very own Tanis Enos for her series “What Did You Just Ask Me?” Episode 2. This edition’s guest is axe slinger Sam Bam Koltun for the ultra acclaimed Faster Pussycat. He also plays for Dorothy and Budderside. Tanis once again gives us a fun and fact filled interview that we’re sure you’ll enjoy!

Photo credit: TBEphotography

Finnish Female Fronted Melodic Death Metal Band ADMIRE THE GRIM Released Their Debut EP “Rogue Five”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Promo picture by Minna Rossi

Finnish melodic death metal band Admire the Grim released their debut EP Rogue Five on January 13th 2023 via Inverse Records. Strictly limited CD version is released on February 3rd and pre-sale is available on Inverse Records Store.

The band comments on making of ‘Rogue Five’ EP:

“After our first single release in the spring of 2022 we soon started rehearsing on our debut EP to be ready for the studio recordings. We recorded everything in the summer of 2022 in our beautiful hometown Lappeenranta and we also filmed our first music video for the title track that summer. A lot of our friends participated in the making of the music video and some of them joined us in the studio to record gang shouts as well. In other words, the entire process went smoothly in good company and the energy was high! In our opinion we managed to capture that vibe for the record itself and we are very pleased about how it turned out. Huge thanks go to our friends, Saku MoilanenOnni LappalainenMikko Tirkkonen and Inverse Records for making it such a smooth sail.”

Listen to Rogue Five EP: https://push.fm/fl/atg-r5

Watch Rogue Five music video.

BIOGRAPHY:

Admire the Grim is a melodic death metal band from Lappeenranta, Finland. The group was formed by five friends in early 2021. In May 2022 the band released its first single ‘Storm the Barricade’ and in September 2022 music video and single for ‘Rogue Five’ saw the daylight. In November 2022 the second single ‘The Flood’ from ‘Rogue Five’ -EP was released and the EP itself is published on January 2023 via Inverse Records.

Line-up:
Katri Snellman (vocals)
Jani Loikkanen (guitar)
Sirja Ojaniemi (guitar)
Kalle Raatikainen (bass)
Tommi Vante (drums)

EP cover by Anssi Kuivalainen

Admire the Grim – Rogue Five (EP) (2023)

01. The Flood
02. Mad Queen of the Second Sun
03. Admire the Grim
04. Rogue Five

https://admirethegrim.bandcamp.com

BLOODBOUND – Announces New Album, ‘Tales From The North’ + Live Dates Over Europe!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

When it comes to defending the core values of timeless power metal and combining them with fresh stylistic variations and exciting stories, Swedish power metallers Bloodbound have always been fighting at the forefront. With nine studio albums in 16 years under their belt, the six-piece has proven their versatility and inventiveness countless times. Following the much acclaimed, latest record Creatures Of The Dark Realm (2021, AFM Records), Bloodbound have announced the release of their upcoming masterpiece, entitled Tales From The North!

“‘Tales From The North’ is very much a concept album about the viking era. About the lives of our ancestors up here in the dark, cold and unfriendly environments of the north,” explains lead guitarist Tomas Olsson and summarizes the content of their eleven songs: “Different legends and myths intertwine during the course of the songs, leading up to the epic battle of 1066, which marks the end of the viking era.” Those who already know the sound of Bloodbound can imagine the metallic force the band employs to evoke this story. Tales From The Northwill be released on July 7, 2023 via AFM/Soulfood as a 2-CD digipak including a live CD. As a special treat, it will also be released as a strictly limited box set as well as coloured vinyl LPs.

Give ear, as today, the band shared a lyric video for their first album single “Odin’s Prayer”!
“Odin’s Prayer is a real banger of a song”, Fredrik Bergh comments. “It represents the new album well and I think it’s a great first taste of the new record. On Tales From The North we have gone back to the roots of bloodbound a bit and I think the bloodheads will like what they hear!“

Watch the Official Lyric Video for Odin’s Prayer HERE

Bloodbound have not only improved in terms of content, but also musically. Says Olsson: “The songs are more fast-paced and closer to some of our earlier stuff like ’Moria’ and ’Nosferatu’, but have more complex arrangements. Compared to the predecessor ‘Creatures Of The Dark Realm’ there are heavier guitars and some deeper sounding keyboards. We have also incorporated some traditional nordic folk music instruments to fit the concept of the album. It’s still pure power metal but we’re trying to take it to the next level.”

Pre-Order ‘Tales From The North’ HERE!

Tales From The North was produced by Bloodbound, and was mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren (Amorphis, Overkill, Sabaton) at the Swedish ‘Black Lounge Studios’. The cover artwork was done by Péter Sallai (Hammerfall, Powerwolf & many more).

Tales From The North track listing:
01. Tales From The North
02. Drink With The Gods
03. Odin´s Prayer
04. The Raven´s Cry
05. Mimir`s Crystal Eye
06. Between The Enemy Lines
07. Land Of Heroes
08. Sail Among The Dead
09. Stake My Claims
10.Sword And Axe
11. 1066

BLOODBOUND:
Tomas Olsson – lead guitar
Fredrik Bergh – keyboards
Patrik Selleby – vocals
Henrik Olsson – rhythm guitar
Anders Broman – bass
Daniel Hansfeldt – drums

In support of their upcoming album, Bloodbound has announced an extensive headliner tour and to appear at several festivals such as Karmoygeddon, RockHarz, Masters of Rock, among others. Make sure to catch them live at the following dates this year:

04.02.2023 (SWE) MORA Lilla Helfvetet
28.02.2023 (GER) BERLIN Hole 44*
01.03.2023 (GER) MUNICH Backstage Halle*
02.03.2023 (CH) PRATTELN Z7*
03.03.2023 (FR) COLMAR Le Grillen*
04.03.2023 (BE) VORSELAAR De Dreef*
05.03.2023 (GER) NUREMBERG Hirsch*
06.03.2023 (GER) MANNHEIM 7er Club*
07.03.2023 (GER) ASCHAFFENBURG Colos-Saal*
08.03.2023 (GER) HAMBURG Bahnhof Pauli*
09.03.2023 GER SIEGBURG Kubana*
10.03.2023 (GER) ESSEN Turock*
11.03.2023 (NL) ENSCHEDE Metropool*
12.03.2023 (GER) KASSEL Goldgrube*
04.05.2023 (NOR) KOPERVIK Karmoygeddon Festival
08.07.2023 (GER) BALLENSTEDT RockHarz Festival
16.07.2023 (CZE) VIZOVICE Masters of Rock Festival

with: ARION, NORTHTALE , TUNGSTEN

Tickets: https://linktr.ee/bloodboundmetal

Source: AFM Records

Shredder LAWRENCE WALLACE To Unleash “Compilation Songs”

Posted in Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, instrumental metal, instrumental music, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Philly-based guitar hero Lawrence Wallace continues his reign as one of metal’s most intense shredders with the release of Compilation Songs. A modern take on the Shrapnel Records era of shred metal, the album is a handpicked “greatest hits” compilation of music recorded by Wallace in 2021.

Check out the album track “Limitless” at this location.

Compilation Songs is set to be released on March 1. All music and instruments were performed and recorded by Lawrence Wallace.

Tracklisting:
1) Limitless
2) War In Heaven
3) The Enchanted Mirror
4) The Awakening
5) Visions Of Another World
6) Impact Velocity
7) Journey Through Time
8) Ambush
9) Lost At Sea
10) Burst

Lawrence Wallace is a guitar and music virtuoso from the Philadelphia, PA area. He started playing at the age of 16 and has studied under Shrapnel recording artist Greg Howe. His playing is heavily influenced by celebrated shredders like Yngwie Malmsteen and Paul Gilbert. Lawrence has been in several bands, such as Shadows in The Crypt, Serpent ov Old, Infernal Opera, Chasing Squirrels, and others.

Lawrence has written well over 150 songs, including vocal and instrumental tracks, as well as soundtracks and various short clips for promo events. A creative and gifted shredder, Lawrence takes the art of instrumental guitar to the next level by incorporating a mystical, visual element into his music.

Source: ClawHammer PR

WITCHROT – Announce New Album “Live In The Hammer”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Sizzling, soulful and bewitching, WITCHROT is gearing up for their latest offering Witchrot: Live in the Hammer, due out for its international release March 10, 2023. All sleaze and psych, Live In The Hammer has the fuzz fueled quartet playing in the grease trap of Ontario. Smoky vocals overtop mesmeric psychedelic doom fill the room to the brim. Pre-orders for Live In The Hammer are available HERE.

Formed in Toronto in 2018, WITCHROT was founded by Lea Reto (vocals) & Peter Turik (Guitar). After some international press over band disputes, betrayals, and a temporary break up, the band recruited Lea’s boyfriend Nick Kervin (Drums) and Cam Alford (Bass). Together they recorded the band’s debut full-length Hollow (2021) and most recently Live In the Hammer. Currently, Nick “Nido” Dolphin has joined the band on bass.

Pulling from the lost psychedelic masterpieces with fuzz erupting like a volcano and the ethereal shoegaze music of the late 80s and 90s, WITCHROT has carved their own haunting path. The all-consuming wave of divine music that is terrifying by its sheer velocity and force rather than dissonance.

Simultaneously beautiful and putrid, Live In The Hammer pays homage to the grime of the past, paved over by the glitz of the present. Live In The Hammer was recorded at Boxcar Sound in Hamilton, and mastered by Tony Reed at Heavy Head Recording.

Live At The Hammer Track Listing:
1. Medley – Druid Smoke Part 1 (The Keeper) / Crypt Reaper / Burn Me Down
2. Dug Your Grave / Strega
3. Acedia
4. Who Scared You
5. Colder Hands
6. Million Shattered Swords

The bubbling cauldron that is Live In the Hammer, serves as a bridge between Hollow and the band’s forthcoming next album, currently in the works. There’s no escaping the strange web of WITCHROT. Fall into the chasm and embrace the dark.

WITCHROT:

Lea Reto – Vocals
Peter Turik – Guitar
Nick Kervin – Drums
Nick “Nido” Dolphin – Bass

Connect With WITCHROT:

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/witchrot/1448913047

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/witchrotband/

Source: C Squared Music

My Biggest Pet Peeves About Bands… Here We Go!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Here’s a list of some of my pet peeves about bands; regardless if they’re big or obscure:

Bands want bloggers to promote them; yet bands won’t promote the bloggers.

Bands that COMPLAIN CONSTANTLY about not making money from touring.

Bands that ask INSANE PRICES for their merch.

Bands that COMPLAIN CONSTANTLY about Spotify.

Bands that ignore their fans on social media.

It’s ALL TRUTH. Way too many bands “think” they’re groundbreaking and all they are is carbon copies of what’s been done before.

My message to bands and solo artists: If it wasn’t for the fans, you wouldn’t have a band. Period.

01 – 01 – 23

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Golden Robot Records Release Remastered ROSE TATTOO Album “Beats From A Single Drum”

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Golden Robot Records have released remastered Rose Tattoo album Beats from a Single Drum, available to stream everywhere and on limited edition vinyl.

Beats from a Single Drum features 10 remastered songs from the 1986 album including ‘Calling,‘ ‘Michael Oreilly‘ and ‘Suddenly’ with the latter track featured as the wedding song for Scott (Jason Donovan) and Charlene (Kylie Minogue) on Neighbours. ‘Suddenly’ was also featured in a wedding scene for the hit UK show Gavin and Stacey.

This era was defining for Rose Tattoo with a changed line up, new members in the fold and Beats from a Single Drum released for the first time to great eagerness from fans and critics alike. The main contributing members of this album were Angry Anderson (vocals), Tim Gaze (guitar), Andy Cichon (keyboard/backing vocals) and Scott Johnston (drums/backing vocals).  This pivotal time in Tatts history cemented the band as an established name and a force within the Australian music landscape. 

This is not the first Rose Tattoo release Golden Robot has been involved with, previously releasing Tatts: Live in Brunswick (2017), Blood Brothers (2018) and Scarred for Live 1980-1982 (2018). The label was also home to the Tatts when they supported Guns N’ Roses on their 2017 Australian stadium tour.

“We are truly excited to remaster what was the most commercially successful album for Rose Tattooand Angry [Anderson]. Tatts will always be a rock n’ roll institution with Angry being one of the most notable Australian front men of all time.” says Golden Robot Records CEO & President, Mark Alexander-Erber.

Led by front man Angry Anderson, Beats from a Single Drum takes on a new life form to deliver a clear and familiar sound to Rose Tattoo fans. Beats from a Single Drum will be made available on vinyl in 2023, a must have for any serious record collector.

Buy/stream Beats from a Single Drum HERE

The vinyl will be available in 4 colours with a limited edition blue vinyl available for pre-order now. A further limited edition red vinyl will be made available in January, with black to follow in February and a limited edition USA exclusive green vinyl to be made available for pre-order in March.

You can pre-order Beats from a Single Drum limited edition blue vinyl HERE

On-Line:
https://goldenrobotrecords.com/

Source: Golden Robot Records

Dissonant Death Metal Duo CROWN OF MADNESS Releasing “Elemental Binding” EP In February

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, metal music videos, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Vancouver (BC) – Dissonant Death Metal duo CROWN OF MADNESS are set to release their sophomore EP, Elemental Binding, on February 23, 2023.

The EP’s first single and opening track, “Immortal Eyes” (featuring a guest guitar solo from Matthew Pancoust of Truent) is available now at the following links:

Bandcamp: crownofmadness.bandcamp.com/track/immortal-eyes-feat-matthew-pancoust

YouTube (Visualizer): youtu.be/17JiLeH2ZvE

With their second EP, CROWN OF MADNESS brings you a penetrating mix of the technical and the dissonant, as well as devastating lyrical themes that will leave you sorrowful. Elemental Binding is the second and final EP on the road to the duo’s full-length debut album. The EP serves as a representative sample of the direction CROWN OF MADNESS will take on their future full-length release. Their debut EP The Void released on March 25, 2022.

Pre-order: crownofmadness.bandcamp.com/album/elemental-binding

Track Listing:

  1. Immortal Eyes (feat. Matthew Pancoust)*
  2. A Wrenching Nostalgia
  3. Roots, Limbs and Sky
  4. Vile Sun
Photo credit: Sav Bagshaw
Special FX: Kris Dachwitz

Music / Lyrics: Sunshine Schneider
Music: Alex Nicol
Music / Production: Connor Gordon
Mastered by: Stu McKillop

Line-Up:

Vocals / Guitar: Sunshine Schneider
Drums: Connor Gordon

Line-Up (Live):

Vocals / Guitar: Sunshine Schneider
Guitar: Alex Nicol
Bass: Richard Crowdis
Drums: Connor Gordon

Crown of Madness on Spotify

FFO: Ulcerate, Warforged, Gorguts, Septicflesh, Atrae Bilis

Source: ClawHammer PR

WITHERFALL – To Headline All Things Metal Festival – May 20, 2023 In Fort Worth Texas

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal festivals, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Witherfall:

From all of us at Witherfall to all of you Dark Melodic Music Fans and Friends we wish you a very warm and intoixicated Christmas. (or insternt Holiday of Choice) For now we leave you with a Witherfall Festival Announcment: We are excited to be headlining this years All Things Metal Festival in Fort Worth Texas! Tickets are available Here http://ow.ly/6KlE50Mc6Xy

Metal Odyssey’s Top Ten Metal Albums Of 2022

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

2022 proved to be another stellar year for Metal album releases. I’ve paired down my list to the 10 Metal albums that bestowed upon my Metal soul the best of Metal euphoria. What are your favorite Metal albums of 2022?

It’s never a perfect science in making a “best of” list and my deliberations are genuinely thought out over and over. I thank each band below for their incredible Metal creations. Feel free to comment! Happy Holidays and… Metal Be Thy Name! -Stone

1. DARKTHRONE – Astral Fortress
2. QUEENSRYCHE – Digital Noise Alliance
3. STRYPER – The Final Battle
4. CORPSEGRINDER – S/T
5. VENOM INC. – There’s Only Black
6. INCITE – Wake Up Dead
7. GOATWHORE – Angels Hung From the Arches of Heaven
8. HAMMERFALL – Hammer Of Dawn
9. IRON KINGDOM – The Blood Of Creation
10. DEMIRICOUS – III: Chaotic Lethal

SEPOLCRAL – Italian Death Metallers Sign To Time To Kill Records

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Time To Kill Records is proud to announce the signing of Italian death metallers SEPOLCRAL.

The band is currently putting the finishing touches to the new album “Scourge”, which will be released in 2023.

Formed in 1993, Italy’s SEPOLCRAL have lurked in the underground across a handful of demos and a couple of albums (including the infamous debut album “Victims”, recorded in 1996 but released only in 2017).

SEPOLCRAL
’s vision of death metal is as relentless as it gets: sinister and raw, often influenced by grind and hardcore and always sharp, full of barbed hooks, thick with atmosphere and drenched in groove.

Stay tuned to Time To Kill Records and the band’s socials for more details on the upcoming release and other activities in 2023.

Line up:

Daniele – Vocals
Cristian – Guitars
Kevin – Bass
Aleksandar – Drums

Discography:

Witness Of Lies (demo) 1994
Victims (full-length, originally to be released for Nosferatu Records but never printed) 1996
Promo ’90 (demo) 1998
Reborn6 (split) SG Records 2015
Victims (full-length from 1996, digitally self-released) 2017
Broken Armour (single) 2018

SEPOLCRAL:

https://www.instagram.com/sepolcral.official/

https://sepolcral-official.bandcamp.com/

Time To Kill Records

https://timetokillrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/timetokillrecords/

https://www.timetokill-records.com/

VADER Announce “Revelation Of The Wicked – North American 2023” Tour With KRISIUN & DECREPIT BIRTH!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, death metal music, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit: Artur Tarczewski

Nuclear Blast issues:
Polish death metal legends VADER are proud to announce their “Revelation Of The Wicked – North American 2023” tour. The 29-date trek will kick off in Arizona on March 18th, the tour will make stops in Atlanta, Quebec City, and Salt Lake City before concluding in San Diego on April 17th. Joining the tour are Brazil’s death metal heroes KRISIUN and brutal-tech death merchants and labelmates DECREPIT BIRTH.

VADER’s Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek comments, “FINALLY, we are announcing the long-awaited US & Canada tour. It’s been a while since our last visit to the North American continent in early 2020. Together with Continental and Nuclear Blast, we prepared a very special show including a set of songs from the debut of The Ultimate Incantation (30-year anniversary) and Revelations (20-year anniversary). Quite a number of them were very occasionally or never played before. A nice mix of other VADER albums should satisfy every VaderManiac indeed. “Revelations Of The Wicked – North America 2023” will open the Gates to Hell wide just for You. ARE YOU READY?‘

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday at 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST. Read more details at https://us1.campaign-archive.com

Confirmed dates for VADER’s “Revelation Of The Wicked – North American 2023” tour with KRISIUN and DECREPIT BIRTH are:

3/18/2023 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
3/19/2023 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
3/20/2023 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
3/21/2023 Come and Take it Live – Austin, TX
3/22/2023 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
3/24/2023 Gramps – Miami, FL
3/25/2023 The Conduit – Orlando, FL
3/26/2023 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
3/27/2023 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
3/27/2023 Warehouse on Watts – Philadelphia, PA
3/29/2023 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
3/30/2923 Middle-East Downstairs – Boston, MA
3/31/2023 Studio TD – Montreal, QC
4/01/2023 La Source de la Martinière – Quebec City, QC
4/02/2023 Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
4/03/2023 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
4/04/2023 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
4/05/2023 Reggies – Chicago, IL
4/06/2023 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
4/07/2023 BLVD Nights – Kansas City, MO
4/08/2023 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
4/09/2023 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
4/11/2023 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
4/12/2023 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
4/13/2023 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
4/14/2023 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
4/15/2023 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
4/16/2023 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
4/17/2023 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

Source: Split Screen Management

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